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  • Is South Africa's land reform an election gimmick?

    08/15/2018 11:00:30 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 08/11/18 | Milton Nkosi
    Another person who gave testimony said: "We are going to take the land, even if it means we're going back to the dark ages. This country must be African. We are African." A man wearing a T-shirt of the right-wing Freedom Front Plus party said that his Afrikaner people had been farming in the Western Cape for the past 300 years. "When my forefathers came, they found no-one but the Khoi and the San. My people got what they have in this country not by theft, not by genocide, but by fair means." Some land owners threatened war to defend...
  • Palestinian Congressional Candidate ASSAULTS Jewish Journalist at Political Event [Michigan, MN]

    08/14/2018 2:13:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 46 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | August 12, 2018 | Peter D'Abrosca
    A journalist was assaulted by a soon-to-be congresswoman while asking her questions at a political rally for U.S. Congressional candidate Ilhan Omar in Minnesota on Saturday. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian Muslim who won her primary in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District on Tuesday, forcefully grabbed Jewish journalist Laura Loomer and stole her phone when Loomer approached her to ask questions at the rally. In the Middle East, violence against Jews may be tolerable. In America, where Tlaib – running unopposed after her primary win – and is set to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, it is not. In fact,...
  • Prepare For America's Communication Suffocation

    08/14/2018 9:45:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/14/18 | Dave Merrick
    Who will be next? This is undoubtedly the scariest time we have been in since America was founded. We have been here for about a week. Where we are right now makes the Cuban missile crisis or major terrorist attacks, by comparison, look like little more than daily news. One of the reasons I can see it and so many can’t is because I threw out my cable television over 30 years ago. If I want news, I go looking for it from reliable sources. I don’t sit in an easy chair and let some propagandist posing as an anchorman...
  • Minnesota, who to vote for?

    08/14/2018 5:12:06 AM PDT · by MNDude · 18 replies
    Voting is today in Minnesota but I have no idea who to vote for. Any recommendations what candidates have Freeper values? Thanks!
  • Trump Is Not the Reason the GOP Sputtered in Ohio

    08/13/2018 10:16:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | August 14, 2018 | Salena Zito
    Last week, Republican Troy Balderson struggled to beat Democrat Danny O'Connor in a House special election in suburban Columbus -- an Ohio district the GOP has held for decades and President Trump won by 11 percentage points two years ago. (The race -- still too close to call with a margin of 1,564 votes -- won't be declared until Aug. 24, when all the absentee ballots have been counted.) In March, Republican Rick Saccone lost a special election to Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania, another district that voted solidly for Trump. Both Ohio and Pennsylvania represent the new coalition...
  • Dem lawmaker seeks to lower voting age to 16

    08/13/2018 12:34:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Aris Folley
    Rep. Grace Meng is sponsoring a resolution that would extend the right to vote to U.S. citizens 16 years of age or older. The New York Democrat’s resolution, introduced earlier this month, would repeal the 26th Amendment of the Constitution, which currently states the right to vote for citizens who are 18 years of age or older "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State." If the resolution is passed, the amendment would instead say the right to vote for citizens who are 16 years of age or older "shall not be denied or...
  • Yes, Opposing Voter ID Is UnAmerican

    08/12/2018 9:17:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | August 12, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    It was merely a comment, a reply, not even a full throated post on Twitter.Shannon Bream of FoxNews’ ratings’ dominant prime time line-up had linked a post about a headline of an election related story in Ohio.@ShannonBream: “Well, that’s an interesting headline: 170 Voters in Ohio Race ‘Over 116 Years Old,” World’s Oldest Person is 115.Generating, as you can imagine it would, thousands of replies, I decided to add a simple one. @KMCRadio: “If you oppose voter ID you’re unAmerican.”Simple and to the point.Twitter didn’t seem to think so. The arguments they made in response ran the gamut but the gist...
  • Martha McSally Neck-Deep in McConnell Swamp Money, Kelli Ward Standing with Trump

    08/12/2018 12:25:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies ^ | 8/11/18 | Peter D'Abrosca
    The #NeverTrump GOP establishment is pouring money and resources into duping Arizona voters into backing a non-Trump supporting “Republican” in a crucial U.S. Senate race. “Allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dove into the middle of a major Senate race Thursday, airing ads to help remake Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) as a border hawk ahead of her August primary with two prominent immigration hard-liners,” wrote Politico in June.
  • Evidence of the Left’s March Toward Ending Elections

    08/09/2018 12:49:31 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies ^ | 8-9-2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A couple of weeks ago, and it might be three weeks ago now, I shocked many people in this audience unintentionally by predicting that at some point down the road the left is gonna figure out that the number one thing standing in their way to them acquiring perpetual power, which they think they are entitled to, the one thing standing in the way, they will conclude, is elections.And it will be not long from now... Not next election and not 2020. It's not gonna happen overnight. But it's gonna happen. The left is going to start... In fact,...

    08/11/2018 2:24:32 AM PDT · by Rabin · 34 replies
    power line ^ | JULY 3, 2018 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Debbys’ Awan, & Robs’ magnificent nine. Free… snipp HTTP://DAILYCALLER.COM/2018/06/04/WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ-AWAN-ISLAMOPHOBE/ WASSERMAN SCHULTZ SCREAMED AT HOUSE OFFICIALS TO KILL HACKING PROBE, INTERVENED IN PAKISTANI CRIMINAL MATTER // snipp // On February 7, 2018, a grand jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, indicted nine (non DWS) Iranian nationals for their alleged involvement in computer intrusion, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft offenses. //snipp// State-Sponsored Cyber Theft Nine (non DWS)Iranians Charged in Massive Hacking Campaign on Behalf of Iran Government
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week (but seven last week)

    08/11/2018 3:33:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    This will be a weekly post. I mistakenly reported only one judge confirmed last week, but there were an additional six district judges confirmed by voice vote. Count is now at 51 judges confirmed. 24 circuit court judges 26 district court judges 1 Supreme Court justice. And Kavanaugh is on deck for hearings on September 4th!
  • Still Not Clear Which Party Will Lose the House

    08/10/2018 8:50:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | August 10, 2018 | Michael Barone
    We're heading into the home stretch in America's unusually lengthy (six months and nine days) primary election season. Some three-quarters of Americans have had a chance to vote for Democratic and Republican candidates for Congress, and state and local offices. Their choices tell us something about the results in November. But not everything, including which party will win the apparently close battle for a majority in the House of Representatives. The consensus of those who follow these elections most closely is that the Democrats will win. The most recent evidence comes from the ultra-narrow victory of Republican State Sen. Troy...
  • White Republican Michigan Voters Chose a Black Conservative Over a White Billionaire

    08/10/2018 6:57:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/10/2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    White Republican voters chose a black conservative over a white billionaire in Michigan.  How can that be?  Democrat Andre Carson of the Congressional Black Caucus said the Tea Party (conservatives and Republicans) is racist and wants to see blacks "hanging on a tree."  Folks, as a black Tea Party activist since 2008, I can tell you this is the evil slander of salt-of-the-earth patriotic white voters I have been fighting.  Black conservative John James won Michigan's U.S. Senate Republican primary because he shares the values of most Americans.  James boldly expresses his desire to help Trump Make America Great Again.  Voters chose James because of...
  • Florida questions Senate chairman over claim that Russians have ‘penetrated’ election systems

    08/09/2018 4:57:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/09/18 | John Bowden
    Florida officials are requesting answers from the Senate Intelligence Committee after Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) claimed this week that the state's election systems had been "penetrated" by Russian hackers ahead of the 2018 midterms. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner (R) sent a letter Thursday to committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) requesting information about remarks Nelson made the previous day in which he claimed that hackers had "already penetrated certain counties in the state." "They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about," Nelson had said during an interview with...
  • Democrats Trying to Steal Ohio D-12 Election — Dems Find 500 Votes Lying Around at Polling Station

    08/09/2018 10:51:56 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 73 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 9, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Real Title: Rush Limbaugh Warns That Democrats Are Trying to Steal Ohio D-12 Election — After Dems Find 500 Votes Lying Around at Polling Station Snip~~ Rush Limbaugh warned his audience on Thursday that Democrats are trying to steal the Ohio special election. This comes after election officials found a stash of 500 votes lying around at an Ohio polling station. The votes gave Democrat O’Connor another 190 votes to narrow Republican Balderson’s lead. What luck! USA Today reported:
  • Embattled Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly Would Okay Billions For Trump’s Wall

    08/08/2018 4:55:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 8/8/18 | Evie Fordham
    ndiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly said he would okay billions for President Donald Trump’s border wall in a break with his party’s stance on immigration. His statement comes as Donnelly is fighting to maintain his seat in a state that Trump won in 2016 by almost 20 points, according to Politico Wednesday. “I’m fine with providing [Trump] some more. I actually voted for border wall funding three different times,” Donnelly told Politico. “I’m fine with that. I’m fine with $3 [billion], $3.5, $4 or $5.”
  • Joe Manchin Backs Funding Trump’s Border Wall in Fall Spending Bill

    08/08/2018 4:55:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 8/8/18 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) office told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement on Wednesday that he supports funding $5 billion for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall in the fall spending bill. “Senator Manchin supports President Trump’s $5 billion border wall funding. Senator Manchin has already voted for over $40 billion in border security, to fund the wall and secure our borders,” Jonathan Kott, Sen. Manchin’s communications director, told Breitbart News. Sen. Manchin’s office told Breitbart News that the West Virginia Democrat also voted for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) $1.6 billion appropriations bill, which would fund over 65...
  • What You Need to Know About the Growth and Influence of Political Prediction Betting

    08/08/2018 2:36:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/08/2018 | Myra Kahn Adams
    Surely you are familiar with the old cliché, “Politics is a blood sport” — but now I suggest an update, “Politics is a betting sport” — due to the growing popularity of political prediction betting.Of course, through the lens of the media, politics is already covered as a “game” with winners and losers, while the presidential Election Day equates to the “Super Bowl.” Thus, with campaigns costing millions and daily lives affected by policy decisions, it is logical that prediction betting has become an armchair sport with odds that may foretell the outcome of an election or political event.If you want to play along,...
  • Notes On Ohio's Election & Note on AZ

    08/08/2018 6:56:21 AM PDT · by LS · 125 replies
    self | 8/8/2018 | LS
    No matter what else you hear or read, keep this in mind: for the next three months Troy Balderson (R) will be voting in the US House, not a fruitball DemoKKKrat. It's time we all readjust our thinking. There is too much analysis of how "red" or "blue" districts are, and, I think, a little too much expectation of a blowout because a district has a lot of Republicans. While I don't watch the NFL anymore, this is akin to those games on the schedule where you used to say, "Oh, it's the Browns. The Dallas Cowboys should win by...
  • TV Stations Run Kelli Ward PAC Ad Despite Martha McSally Lawyer Threat

    08/08/2018 4:34:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies ^ | 8/7/18 | Michelle Moons
    A lawyer for Arizona candidate for U.S. Senate Martha McSally threatened to “pursue legal remedies” against cable television stations running a statewide ad supporting competing Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward, but station managers refused to pull the ad. The Kelli PAC television ad criticizes Rep. McSally’s statements against then-candidate Donald Trump’s immigration and border plans and her low House voting record score from conservative group Freedom Works.