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Posts Tagged ‘ Elections ’

Comey Broke Rules, Damaged Clinton, Helped Trump

June 15th 2018

The Justice Dept.’s internal watchdog found that former FBI Director James Comey’s actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation were “extraordinary and insubordinate” and flouted the department’s norms but that Comey was not motivated by political bias. A key finding: Comey erred in his decision not to coordinate with his superiors at the Justice...
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Texas GOP Run-off Becomes Massive Trump Ass-kissing

May 14th 2018

As early voting begins in Texas’ Republican congressional runoffs, just about every race has devolved into a battle over which candidate supports President Donald Trump more.  Nearly all six of the Republican congressional runoffs in Texas have turned into a pitched battle over who supports the president more or who has done just about...
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Don Blankenship vs ‘The China People’

May 7th 2018

West Virginia Republicans pick their candidate to go against the Dem in the upcoming election. Don Blankenship is clearly racist, and has spent time in jail for a coal mine he ran which killed over 20 people. This doesn’t see to matter to the people of West Virgina, but Blankenship is even to vile...
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Report: Mueller Team Probing GOP Convention-Related Issues

March 30th 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has reportedly been asking witnesses about events surrounding the 2016 Republican convention. According to Reuters, investigators are zeroing in on a possible discussion between then-Sen. Jeff Sessions and then-Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, in addition to a change in the official Republican party platform that softened language relating to Russia....
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Trump Picks Brad Parscale to Run 2020 Campaign

February 27th 2018

President Trump will announce this week that he plans to run for reelection in 2020. Conservative news aggregator Matt Drudge made the announcement Tuesday on his website. The president plans to tap his former digital adviser Brad Parscale, who is presently spearheading a pro-Trump outside group called America First Policies, as his campaign manager,...
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Fox News Chose Not To Publish Story About Trump, Porn Star Before Election

January 17th 2018

One month before the 2016 presidential election, Fox News had a story ready to go about an alleged affair between adult film actress Stormy Daniels and President Trump, but never published it, four people familiar with the matter told CNN. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that in October 2016, Trump’s personal attorney,...
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Trump Dissolves Controversial Voter Fraud Commission

January 4th 2018

President Trump on Wednesday announced that he had disbanded the controversial White House commission he created to study voter fraud. Trump, who made a baseless claim that he only lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton because millions voted illegally for her, said that “despite substantial evidence of voter fraud” he was disbanding...
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Pokémon Go Apparently Used In Russian Election Meddling

October 12th 2017

Russian agents used the game Pokémon Go as a tool to influence the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report by CNN. A Russian-linked account masquerading as a Black Lives Matter activist group called Don’t Shoot Us apparently had the “dual goal of galvanizing African-Americans to protest and encouraging other Americans to view...
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Half Of Republicans Would Back Postponing 2020 Election

August 10th 2017

According to a WaPo poll more than half of Republicans think the 2020 election should be postponed “until the country can make sure that only eligible American citizens can vote”. Those fears likely stem from President Donald Trump’s repeated assertions, in attempts to explain away the fact that he lost the popular vote by...
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DHS: Russia Targeted Election Systems In 21 States

June 21st 2017

Russian government hackers allegedly targeted internet-connected election systems in 21 states last year, a Department of Homeland Security official testified on Wednesday. Samuel Liles, the department’s acting director of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Cyber Division, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that none of the systems involved in the hacking were involved with...
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FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Deleted Reference To Russia Work

June 20th 2017

FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray deleted a reference to his work on behalf of a client under investigation by Russia, his law firm told CNN. The detail was featured in Wray’s biography on King and Spalding’s website from 2009 to January 2017. Wray represented an unnamed “energy company president in a criminal investigation by...
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Records For 198 Million Voters Exposed Online

June 19th 2017

Voting records for 198 million Americans were left exposed on an unsecured server owned by a Republican data analytics firm. The data from Deep Root Analytics includes information on possibly every registered U.S. voter for more than a decade, including profiling data suggesting the political leanings of each person. The server has since been...
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Russian Hackers ‘Breached’ 39 States’ Election Rolls

June 13th 2017

Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before—and during—President Trump’s election was much more widespread than was publicly reported, Bloomberg News reports. Russian hackers hit systems in at least 39 states, with incursions into software systems and voter databases in nearly twice as many states as had been previously reported. In Illinois, for example,...
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Putin To Kelly: A ‘3-Year-Old Girl’ Could’ve Hacked the U.S. Election

June 2nd 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday continued denying Kremlin involvement in the anti-Hillary Clinton hacking campaign during the 2016 election, telling Megyn Kelly that a child could commit such an attack. When the famed journalist, making her debut for NBC News, told Putin during a forum event in St. Petersburg that all evidence “points...
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WI’s Voter ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won By 22,748)

May 9th 2017

Prior to the 2016 election, Eddie Lee Holloway Jr., a 58-year-old African-American man, moved from Illinois to Wisconsin, which implemented a strict voter-ID law for the first time in 2016. He brought his expired Illinois photo ID, birth certificate, and Social Security card to get a photo ID for voting in Wisconsin, but the...
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Sally Yates, James Clapper To Testify At Senate Hearing On Trump/Russia

May 8th 2017

WATCH THE LIVE EVENT HERE. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are testifying in front of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Monday, and the main topic of discussion is expected to be ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. President Trump fired Yates for declining to...
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Report: Obama Warned Trump on Hiring Mike Flynn

May 8th 2017

Former President Barack Obama reportedly warned then-President-elect Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Three former Obama administration officials told NBC News that the warning came during an Oval Office meeting between Obama and Trump two days after the 2016 presidential election. A senior White House official confirmed this account, saying...
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Kushner Co. Backlash After Investment For Visas Event in China

May 8th 2017

Jared Kushner’s possible conflicts of interest picked up steam on Sunday, after the family business of President Trump’s son-in-law spent the weekend promoting an investment-for-visas scheme in Beijing and Shanghai. Nicole Kushner Meyer, Kushner’s sister, urged Chinese investors to put $500,000 into a New Jersey real-estate project in return for investor visas and residency...
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France: Macron Campaign Claims They’ve Been Victim of ‘Massive’ Hacking

May 5th 2017

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped its campaign mails online 1-1/2 days before voters go to the polls to choose between the centrist and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a...
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Trump Signs The Johnson Amendment Religious-Liberty Executive Order

May 4th 2017

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that loosens the restrictions on political activity for religious groups. “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied, or silenced anymore, and we will never ever stand for religious discrimination,” Trump said in the White House Rose Garden. “No American should be...
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Trump: Comey ‘Best Thing That Ever Happened’ to Hillary

May 3rd 2017

President Trump took to Twitter late Tuesday to hit back against Hillary Clinton’s claims that FBI Director James Comey contributed to her election loss. “FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!” Trump posted. “The phony Trump/Russia...
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House Oversight Committee: Flynn ‘Inappropriately’ Took Foreign Money

April 25th 2017

The White House on Tuesday denied the House Oversight Committee’s request for documents relating to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was fired in February for lying to the vice president. Additionally, the committee’s leaders said Flynn “inappropriately” accepted money from foreign governments. In a letter to the committee’s chairman, Jason Chaffetz, White...
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READ Trump’s AP Bizarre Interview TRANSCRIPT

April 24th 2017

President Trump in a new AP interview published Monday boasted that he has delivered CBS its best ratings “since the World Trade Center came down.” After being asked about his relationship with voters and lawmakers across the aisle, Trump pivoted to the high viewership numbers his national TV appearances bring in: “It’s interesting, I...
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Macron, Le Pen Advance To 2nd Round In French Election

April 24th 2017

Centrist independent Emmanuel Macron led the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday, and will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff. With nearly all of the ballots counted, Macron led the 11-candidate field with just under 24 percent of the vote, followed by Le Pen with 21.4 percent....
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Election In Georgia’s 6th Congressional District Heads To June 20 Runoff

April 19th 2017

Democrat Jon Ossoff fell just short of the 50 percent mark in Tuesday’s special election for a House seat in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, an affluent and reliably conservative area in Atlanta’s northern suburbs that has sent Republicans to Congress since electing Newt Gingrich in 1978. Ossoff won roughly 48 percent of the vote...
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British PM Calls General Election in Face of Brexit Fight

April 18th 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May stunned political observers Tuesday when she called a snap general election to take place June 8th. In a dramatic statement outside Downing Street, May said she was calling the election to stop the “political game playing” of politicians seeking to oppose or water down the terms of Britain’s withdrawal...
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Referendum Gives Turkey’s Erdogan Broad New Powers

April 17th 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Sunday’s referendum that replaces the country’s current system of parliamentary democracy with an executive presidency. The country’s electoral board said that with 99.45 percent of the ballots counted, the “yes” side received 51.4 percent of the vote. The ruling Justice and Development Party put forward the 18-article reform...
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Paul Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Payout Money Laundering

April 12th 2017

New financial records reportedly show that at least $1.2 million in payments listed on a handwritten ledger in Ukraine were received by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s consulting firm in the U.S., the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Investigators in Ukraine have called the “Black Ledger,” and the listed payments from 2007 and...
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FBI Obtained FISA Warrant To Monitor Ex-Trump Adviser Carter Page

April 12th 2017

Last summer, the FBI applied for and was granted a secret court order allowing agents to monitor the communications of Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to candidate Donald Trump, “after convincing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge that there was probable cause to believe Page was acting as an agent of a foreign...
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Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court

April 7th 2017

The U.S. Senate confirmed Neil M. Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, capping more than a year of bitter partisan bickering over the ideological balance of the nation’s highest court. Senators voted to confirm Gorsuch, 49, a Denver-based judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, who will become...
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