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  • Look at the 2016 Forecasts by the Media to measure their 2018 Forecasts

    10/18/2018 9:40:37 AM PDT · by Degaston
    I think its important, as we get closer to the Election, to evaluate the Media on what they forecast, through the lense of how they've done in the past. I hypothesize that the MSM was purposely inflating their forecasts in a certain direction in order to try to rally a certain wing of the voters to be more energized while depressing the other wing of voters to be discouraged. I also hypothesize that they are going to be doing the same in the next 19 days regarding battleground races, especially those for US representatives. Here I provide an example of...
  • Biden: Trump ‘coddles’ autocrats like Kim, Putin, Saudis

    10/18/2018 9:38:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 7:54 AM EDT
    Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not “know what he’s doing” and coddles dictators. The potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CBS “This Morning” Thursday he’s concerned Trump “seems to have a love affair with autocrats” and “coddles” dictators, including North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the Saudi ruling family. […] Biden said he hopes Democrats don’t pursue Trump’s impeachment if the party takes over the House, saying, “I don’t think there’s a basis for doing that right now.” …

    10/18/2018 9:30:08 AM PDT · by Mount Athos
    daily caller ^ | 10/17/2018 | Peter Hasson
    Republican politicians, their staffers and the offices where they work have become a recurring target for political violence. Here are eight times just this year that Republicans faced such attacks. SWITCHBLADE STABBING ATTEMPT California congressional candidate Rudy Peters, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, narrowly escaped a stabbing attempt in September. Peters’ attacker, Farzad Fazeli, shouted disparaging remarks about Republicans before attempting to stab the GOP candidate with a switchblade, police said. MALE DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVE ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTS FEMALE TRUMP STAFFER An operative with Democratic political group American Bridge was arrested in March for assaulting a female staffer in President...
  • What if North Korea Collapsed?

    10/18/2018 9:24:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 18, 2018 | Jamie Metzl
    "North Korea is a historical relic, destabilizing force, and human rights abomination. The Korean people and the world will be far better off without it." The good news is that this collapse has the potential to be a win-win for nearly everyone. The North Korean people will end their terrible suffering, North and South Korea will be reunified under South Korean law, potentially following a UN-administered transitional period and referendum, the specter of a rogue nuclear nation at the heart of Asia will be removed, and China will gain a valuable trading partner in a unified Korea and access to...
  • ARABIAN JEWEL? Has WWE Crown Jewel been axed and what has been said about the Saudi Arabia event?

    10/18/2018 8:57:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 10-18-2018 | Adam Storer
    The wrestling event was set to be another highlight for Vince McMahon - but has been cancelled after ongoing issues in the Middle East WWE Crown Jewel was set to be another blockbuster event in Saudi Arabia - following the Greatest Royal Rumble in April. That show was as part of a new 10-year deal with the Middle Eastern nation, only for their very next event to be cancelled. Has WWE Crown Jewel been axed? According to reports, the event is set to be cancelled - in Saudi Arabia at least anyway. The Middle Eastern country has been embroiled in...
  • Ted steamrolls Beto

    10/18/2018 8:52:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 10/18/2018 | Apolo Villalobos
    The televised debate on Tuesday between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke was a massacre. O'Rourke has been reluctant to debate Cruz from the beginning, and with good reason (ironically, as a rule, an incumbent shuns debate) – Cruz has successfully argued cases before the Supreme Court. O'Rourke was occasionally flustered and almost succeeded in hiding it, while Cruz was confident and occasionally laughed at some of his opponent's assertions. But more than that, Beto relied on vague generalities about specific questions and on a couple of questions tried the politicians' tried and true tactic of avoiding answering a question by...
  • Former AG Grant Woods endorses Democratic candidate Tipirneni

    10/18/2018 8:39:09 AM PDT · by KC Burke · 9 replies
    KTAR ^ | 10/03/2018 | Staff
    PHOENIX — Former attorney general of Arizona Grant Woods, a Republican contemplating a switch in political parties, has endorsed Democrat Dr. Hiral Tipirneni in her congressional bid against incumbent conservative Debbie Lesko. Woods, the onetime chief of staff to the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, Woods and Tipirneni appeared together at a town hall in Surprise on Tuesday night. “She’s smart, independent, articulate and understands the complexities of important issues. In other words, she is just what our country needs in Congress,” Woods said of the Congressional District 8 candidate. {SNIP}
  • President Trump Makes Third Trip to Campaign in Montana

    10/18/2018 8:24:04 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 18, 2018
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Outside groups and individual donors have poured more than $45 million into Montana’s U.S. Senate race as President Donald Trump prepares a third trip to the Big Sky state in his crusade to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. The contest is on pace to be the most expensive in Montana history, and it’s been driven by Trump’s apparent personal interest in Tester’s defeat and his efforts to ensure Republicans keep power in the Senate. Republican challenger and Trump loyalist Matt Rosendale is far behind in fundraising. But he’s stayed competitive with $14 million spent by...
  • Blackburn backlash shocks Mt. Juliet restaurant owner

    10/18/2018 8:16:27 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 38 replies
    The Wilson Post ^ | 10/17/18 | LAURIE EVERETT
    Courtney’s Restaurant and Catering owner Tom Courtney said he’s experienced a strong social media backlash because he rented the event room at his Mt. Juliet business to U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Saturday. Courtney said he’s been called a Nazi, an abuser, had his life threatened and said his staff has been verbally attacked. Hundreds of posters on social media said they would boycott his restaurant because it was a local venue to Blackburn, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate against former Democratic Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen. “People have posted they love our food,...
  • Betomania: Why Democrats are crazy for their 'authentically cool' Senate candidate

    10/18/2018 8:11:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Britt Daniel, the lead singer of venerable indie band Spoon, has started noticing something unusual in the streets of New York City, where he's been spending time with his girlfriend, thousands of miles away from his native Texas: Stickers and T-shirts for Beto O'Rourke. "Maybe there are some Texans up here," Daniel said in an interview. "But it does seem like even non-Texans have taken a lot of interest in this race. Maybe they just see him as someone who has a future for the party, a future in politics, or maybe they're just genuinely inspired by him."
  • Did prosecutor violate election laws in courtroom voter registration push? [VIDEO]

    10/18/2018 8:10:32 AM PDT · by · 1 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | OCT 11, 2018 | Dale Russell
    ATLANTA - An unusual voter registration drive inside a courtroom in session has caught the eye of our FOX 5 I-Team. An Atlanta area prosecutor offered defendants in South Fulton municipal court reduced fines if they registered to vote or had already registered to vote. But, senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell says one election lawyer says the courtroom offer violates state and federal election laws. Taylor Swift was the big winner and a big hit with the audience at last night's American Music Awards. She also used the winner's circle to promote voter registration photo One local prosecutor referenced Taylor...
  • Dear God, Hillary Clinton. Please, Just Go.

    10/18/2018 7:48:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies ^ | 10.18.18 5:20 AM ET | Liz Mair
    No one benefits from her latest venture back onto the political scene. We’re three weeks out from the 2018 midterm election, and Hillary Clinton is popping up again like a Halloween ghoul who keeps rising from the grave to terrorize the American public; only this time accompanied by the increasingly #MeToo burdened uber-villain, Bubba. The Clintons, it seems, can’t seem to call it quits, even if it means leaving members of their own party cringing and many more voters ready to “headdesk” themselves into a coma. This time, it’s happening courtesy of a pay-through-the-nose-to-see-them rehab tour. Because if there’s one...
  • When Identity Politics Eats Its Own: In a heated D.C. election, a black female Democrat [tr]

    10/18/2018 6:54:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    American Conservative ^ | October 18, 2018 | Casey Chalk
    Identity politics is a double-edged sword. That’s the lesson to be learned from one of this year’s District of Columbia Council elections. The race pits incumbent D.C. Councilmember Elissa Silverman (I-At Large) against third-generation Washingtonian (and Democrat) Dionne Reeder. Both are women and both are liberal. Yet one is white and Jewish, while the other is black. And that, unfortunately, is making all the difference in this increasingly bitter race. The peculiar acrimony of this campaign should be a reminder to voters of all political persuasions that identity politics is a worrisome trend, an ineffective way of promoting the common...
  • The Drive For 25: An Updated Seat-By-Seat Analysis Of The House

    10/18/2018 6:34:59 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Center For Politics ^ | Oct -8, 2018 | Kyle Kondik
    We went with the name “Drive for 25” as an homage to a 2012 House Democratic slogan and to reflect the fact that while Democrats need to net 23 seats, they probably are going to lose at least a couple of seats they currently hold to Republicans. (snip)This year, Republicans appear to be guaranteed at least one pickup: PA-14, an open seat in southwestern Pennsylvania that is a more Republican-leaning version of the old PA-18, the seat now-Rep. Conor Lamb (D) won in a special election in March.(snip) Republicans also are targeting two open seats in Minnesota, MN-1 (covering southern...
  • Exiting Speaker Paul Ryan Stumps for GOP Candidates: Republicans Can Keep the House

    10/18/2018 6:08:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    brietbart ^ | 10/17/2018 | Penny Starr
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in an interview with CBS This Morning that he feels “pretty good” about the Republicans hanging on to the majority in the House. “Are Republicans going to keep the House?” Host John Dickerson asked Ryan. “I think we are,” Ryan said. “I feel pretty good about it.” The interview came after Ryan, who is leaving Congress at the end of this session, joined Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) at a campaign stop at a defense manufacturing plant in her New York district. Dickerson asked Ryan why he is optimistic about the midterms’ outcome. “I think...
  • Yes, Elizabeth Warren Is Featured In Pocahontas Exhibit At National Museum Of The American Indian

    10/18/2018 6:06:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 17, 2017 | Benny Johnson
    The political world was confused Monday when Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the results of a controversial DNA test that was years in the making. [Snip] The Cherokee Nation issued a blistering statement calling Warren's decision ... "makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens." [Snip] Then we headed inside the sprawling four story building to see if there was any sign of Warren in the museum. A detailed floor-by-floor, exhibit-by-exhibit search turned up no sign of Warren. However, then came one of our final stops,...
  • The Trump Workers Party-How our president is reviving an older more genuine liberalism

    10/18/2018 5:45:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 18, 2018 | Michael Ledeen
    Frank Buckley is a real original, and his recent book, The Republican Workers Party, gives us plenty to ponder. He is a political maverick, rejecting labels and stereotypes, which delights me. The title comes from Trump’s speech to CPAC in 2017. Which Buckley characterizes this way: The Republican Workers Party would be libertarian in its opposition to crony capitalism but economically liberal when it comes to welfare policies for those truly in need. It would be a party of nationalists who reject a globalism that is indifferent between the welfare of Americans and of foreigners. It would be a jobs...
  • Morning Joe Banters on Baseball Before Calling Trump Supporters 'Quislings'—Traitors

    10/18/2018 5:43:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski & Co. were as outraged as they claimed to be over President Trump's handling of the Khashoggi matter, would Scarborough really have opened the show by bantering with his buddies about last night's Red Sox playoff win—for over four minutes—before turning to the news?After the boys—finally—finished making viewers wonder if they tuned in to ESPN, Mika Brzezinski proceeded to accuse supporters of President Trump of being "quislings," a term defined as "a traitor who serves as the puppet of the enemy occupying his or her country." Get the rest of the story and view the...
  • The Democrats’ Left Turn Is Not an Illusion

    10/18/2018 4:55:21 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 18 October 2018 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Over the past 18 years, the Democratic electorate has moved steadily to the left, as liberals have displaced moderates. Self-identified liberals of all races and ethnicities now command a majority in the party, raising the possibility that views once confined mainly to the party elite have spread into the rank and file. From 2001 to 2018, the share of Democratic voters who describe themselves as liberal has grown from 30 to 50 percent, according to data provided by Lydia Saad, a senior editor at the Gallup Poll. The percentage of Democrats who say they are moderate has fallen from 44...
  • Stop calling me a 'sexual predator,' N.J. mayor tells opponent and critics

    10/18/2018 4:43:24 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Faced with allegations on social media of sexual misconduct with teenage boys, Carteret Mayor Daniel Reiman requested restraining orders this week against four people -- including his Republican opponent and an alleged victim -- to keep them from making defamatory statements about him. Reiman, a Democrat running for his fifth term as mayor, denies claims he is a "sexual predator" and said he does not want Carteret voters to be swayed by the allegations when they go to the polls in three weeks. "While it is campaign season and underhanded tactics may be expected, there is no place in our...