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  • Andrew Cuomo shocks crowd, says America 'was never that great'

    08/15/2018 12:48:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15,2018 | By Adam Shaw
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have just handed Republicans a ready-made campaign ad for his rumored 2020 presidential bid – by declaring Wednesday that America “was never that great.” The Democratic star made the seemingly offhand remark as part of his rebuke of President Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan during a bill-signing in New York. But the line drew gasps from the crowd. “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” Cuomo said, to an awkward blend of gasps and chuckles. “We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every American...
  • Cuomo Slams Trump’s MAGA Slogan: America ‘Was Never That Great’

    08/15/2018 12:47:07 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 22 replies
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) slammed President Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan on Wednesday, saying the country was "never that great" in the first place. Speaking at an event for women and girls, Cuomo appeared to stun the crowd when he made the remark. "We're not going to make America great again," Cuomo said. "It was never that great." Some in the audience gasped and laughed in surprise.
  • Donald Trump: ‘All Credibility Is Gone’ in Russia Investigation

    08/15/2018 12:34:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Aug 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump questioned the validity of the ongoing Russia investigation on Wednesday after some of the agents who began the process were fired. “The Rigged Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on as the ‘originators and founders’ of this scam continue to be fired and demoted for their corrupt and illegal activity,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “All credibility is gone from this terrible Hoax, and much more will be lost as it proceeds.” Trump cited former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker, who said that the firing of agent Peter Strzok was a “step in the right direction.” “The action...
  • Christian-hating transgender VT gubernatorial candidate duped by satire site

    08/15/2018 12:24:48 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 16 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/15/18 | USA Features
    Full headline: Christian-hating transgender VT gubernatorial candidate duped by satire site: ‘Some evangelists just crazy!’ Blinded by Hate: The country’s first major party transgender gubernatorial candidate, Christine Hallquist, has repeatedly demonstrated in the recent past she has no love for Christians. In fact, the Democratic candidate appears to be so blinded by hate for our country’s dominant religious philosophy that she allowed it to cloud her better judgment when she responded negatively to a post at a Christian-themed satire site, the Babylon Bee.
  • First Transgender Nominee For Governor Thinks ‘Radicalized Christians’ Are A Problem

    08/15/2018 12:07:45 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/14/2018 | Scott Morefield
    Christine Hallquist, the country’s first major party transgender candidate as the newly minted Democratic nominee for the governorship of Vermont, once tweeted an insinuation that “radicalized Christians” are a problem that Americans currently “tolerate.” “And we worry about sharia law!!” Hallquist tweeted in June 2017 along with a link to an article from “LGBTQ Nation” about a girl disqualified from a soccer team because she looked like a boy. “Radicalized Christians are a part of the American landscape, and we tolerate it.”
  • This Cake Baker Won At The Supreme Court. Now The State Is Trying To Get Revenge

    08/15/2018 11:45:47 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 15, 2018 | Bre Payton
    Colorado is trying to compel the same baker who just won a Supreme Court case into baking a second cake that violates his religious beliefs. Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Jack Phillips, who won a Supreme Court case in June, is once again being harangued by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for refusing to bake a cake with a pro-LGBTQ message. Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit late Tuesday night against the commission on his behalf, over the state’s second attempt to compel him to bake a cake with a message that violates his religious beliefs. Two months ago, the Supreme Court...
  • CNN Poll: Democratic advantage grows in race for Congress

    08/15/2018 11:40:08 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | August 15, 2018 | Grace Sparks
    (CNN) Democrats now lead Republicans by 52% to 41% in a nationwide generic Congressional ballot according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS and released Tuesday. The blue lead has increased slightly from eight percentage points in June of this year to an 11 percentage point difference in the most recent poll. Despite Democrats' advantage on that measure, a plurality (48%) in the same poll believe Republicans will maintain control of Congress after the election, compared with 40% who believe Democrats will gain control. Among those who favor the Democratic candidate in their district, 64% say they think Democrats...
  • Democrats Discard Washington Platform in Bid for House Control

    08/15/2018 11:39:22 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    MSN NYTimes ^ | August 15, 2018
    DALLAS — House Democrats, looking to wrest control of the chamber from Republicans in November, are discarding the lessons of successful midterms past and pressing only a bare-bones national agenda, leaving it to candidates to tailor their own messages to their districts. It is a risky strategy, essentially putting off answering one of the most immediate questions facing the Democratic Party after its losses in 2016: What does it stand for? The approach could also raise questions among voters about how Democrats would govern.
  • O’Connor Hoping Provisional Ballots Trigger Recount

    08/15/2018 11:20:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    rollcall ^ | August 15, 2018
    A week after Election Day, Democrat Danny O’Connor’s campaign in the special election in Ohio’s 12th District is optimistic there will be a recount. Speaking on a media call, O’Connor’s campaign team said it’s hopeful that provisional ballots yet to be counted will bring the race within the 0.5 percentage point margin that would trigger an automatic recount. “Compared to a general vote population, provisional ballots tend to lean Democrat,” said Rachel Bloomekatz, counsel for the campaign. Bloomkatz said there are still 3,000 outstanding provisional ballots.
  • Meet Morgan Murtaugh, The Youngest Female Congressional Candidate

    08/15/2018 10:55:01 AM PDT · by Pollard · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 15, 2018 | Juliana Knot
    A young, female 20-something is looking to upset how things are done in Washington D.C. by defeating a long-entrenched incumbent. She’s the youngest person running for Congress in 2018. She’s not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s not even a Democrat. Morgan Murtaugh is running as a Republican for Democrat Rep. Susan Davis’s seat in California’s 35th District. Davis has held the seat for 15 years. The Federalist talked with Murtaugh about her platform and why she thinks she can turn this blue district red. CA-53 has been blue ever since its creation in 2003. California has consistently voted for Democrats. What made...
  • Transgender Gubernatorial Candidate: 'I'm Not Sure I Even Know What Socialism Is'

    08/15/2018 10:37:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 8/15/2018 | Susan Jones
    "I'm not sure I even know what socialism is," Christine Hallquist, the nation's first transgender nominee for governor, told CNN's New Day on Wednesday. "I'm not a person who's big on labels, because I've found labels are used to separate people," said Hallquist, who easily won Tuesday's Democrat primary election in Vermont and will now face incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott in November.
  • Winners and losers from Tuesday’s primaries: Once again, Trump is a big winner

    08/15/2018 10:33:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2018 | Amber Phillips
    Primaries in four states Tuesday — Minnesota, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont — set up competitive governor’s, Senate and House races across the country this November. But even before then, these primaries identified some clear winners and losers that reinforced trends we’ve been seeing all year. Here they are: Winners Trump: At least in Republican primary politics, Tuesday once again proved he’s the king. Republican politicians on the ballot Tuesday who dissed him in 2016 raced to undo that, and those who didn’t do it convincingly enough lost their primaries. In Minnesota’s competitive governor’s race, Republican voters nominated a relative outsider,...
  • New poll shows McCaskill, Hawley tied in U.S. Senate Race

    08/15/2018 10:11:27 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    kshb ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Sam Hartle
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new poll released after the Aug. 8 primary shows incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D – Missouri) in a tie with Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. The poll, conducted Aug. 8-9 by Missouri Scout, shows the race tied, which is in line with a series of polls conducted in the race since this spring. Both candidates received 47 percent of the vote, with six percent of those polled saying they were undecided. The poll also asked respondents their thoughts on amending the state constitution to permit the use of medical marijuana, with 54 percent...
  • Dr Kelli Ward's latest Add...

    08/15/2018 9:26:34 AM PDT · by taildragger · 34 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/15/2018 | taildragger
    Freepers..Check out Dr Kelli Ward's latest add, it is brilliant, simple and brutal using a slot machine and playing of the "Mc" prefix in a number of politician's last nameI hope this link gets you too the actual video.
  • Pawlenty, who called Trump 'unfit and unhinged,' derailed in comeback attempt in Minnesota

    08/15/2018 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/14/2018 | By Gregg Re
    Tim Pawlenty -- who briefly ran for president in 2012 and had derided President Trump as "unhinged" -- was denied in his effort to stage a political comeback and become Minnesota’s governor again in the race to replace Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won in Tuesday's Minnesota GOP gubernatorial primary despite Pawlenty's enormous fundraising and name recognition advantages. He also won despite his own history as the party's losing candidate for governor four years ago. Pawlenty joins several other prominent Republicans -- including Reps. Martha Roby and Mark Sanford, as well as Sens. Jeff Flake and Bob...
  • Ilhan Omar could become first Somali-American in Congress after primary win

    08/15/2018 9:04:41 AM PDT · by RideForever · 33 replies
    CNN (Clinton News Network) ^ | 8/15/2018 | Gregory Krieg, CNN
    Ilhan Omar, a progressive state legislator, will win the Democratic primary in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, CNN projects. Backed in her race by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Omar -- who came to the US more than two decades ago as a refugee -- would become the first Somali-American member of Congress if she wins the seat being left behind by Rep. Keith Ellison, who is running for state attorney general, in November. Omar is also on a path to arrive in Washington, DC, next year with Michigan Democratic House nominee Rashida Tlaib, who is running unopposed in the fall, to become the...
  • Omarosa’s Failed Fake Book and the Media’s Fake News - Greenfield

    08/15/2018 8:57:38 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 35 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 15, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Omarosa’s Failed Fake Book and the Media’s Fake News The golden age of Trump bashing may be over. August 15, 2018 Daniel Greenfield ​Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Did a major publishing firm waste seven figures on Unhinged, Omarosa Manigault’s fake book? A parody tweet featuring a faked except from Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury book created the Gorilla Channel meme as media types quickly fell for the idea that President Trump spent 17 hours a day watching an imaginary cable...
  • Coordinated anti-Trump editorials 'sure to backfire,' critic warns

    08/15/2018 8:46:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15,2018 | Brian Flood
    But Politico senior media writer Jack Shafer wrote that the Globe’s effort is “sure to backfire” and simply offer Trump extra ammunition. “It will provide Trump with the circumstantial evidence of the existence of a national press cabal that has been convened solely [to] oppose him,” Shafer wrote. “Trump will reap enough fresh material to wale on the media for at least a month.” Shafer’s piece, “America’s newspapers just played right into Trump’s hands,” notes that Thursday’s editorials will allow Trump to criticize the Globe’s coordinated effort during upcoming rallies and speeches. The Politico writer even predicted Trump’s rhetoric. “By...
  • GOP’s midterm strategy takes shape

    08/15/2018 8:46:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 15, 2018
    Senate Republican leaders are focused on passing legislation that appeals to independent and swing voters in the final weeks before the midterm elections — instead of throwing red meat to the base of the Republican Party. It’s a unique strategy from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has publicly acknowledged that Democrats could win back control of the upper chamber this fall. McConnell’s game plan contrasts with the election-year rhetoric and tweets of President Trump, who has highlighted divisive issues such as immigration. The Senate will return to work on Wednesday to take up an array of bills with...
  • A Haunting in Ferguson(lil' mikey brown)

    08/15/2018 7:28:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 8/15/2018 | Tim Birdnow
    Four years ago, the trendy city of Ferguson, Mo. -- an up-and-coming gentrifying community in north St. Louis county -- went up in flames after a very large black man assaulted a police officer, grabbed for his gun, and was shot to death. George Soros-linked groups spent $33 million dollars shipping rioters into the community to loot and pillage. A grand jury was convened to assess whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged with a crime in the killing, and this after a DoJ investigation found no substantial evidence to charge Wilson. The grand jury announced they were not going...