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  • Drudge, Facebook, NYT readers could face libel suits for sharing 'fake news' [Former Dem FEC Chair]

    10/19/2017 5:49:01 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/18/17 | Paul Bedard
    Political content on the internet, paid or not, should face substantial federal regulation to eliminate undefined "disinformation," and users of platforms and news feeds, from Facebook, to Twitter, to the Drudge Report and even New York Times, could be punished for sharing "fake news" from those sites, the former Democratic chair of the FEC is urging.In a broad proposal that adds threatening libel suits to regulatory plans already pushed by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission, ex-chair Ann Ravel believes that there is support for expanded regulation in the wake of reports foreign governments spent $100,000 on 2016 political ads...
  • Jacinda Ardern to lead New Zealand's coalition government

    10/19/2017 5:33:02 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever
    BBC ^ | 10/19/17 | NA
    New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern.
  • A Rollicking Good Rebuttal to "Men, you want to treat women better?".

    10/19/2017 5:07:06 AM PDT · by x1stcav · 6 replies
    Victory Girls Blog ^ | October 18, 2017 | Marta Hernandez
    Some TV writer named Nicole Silverberg recently published an article in the Guardian (yes, you may all groan now), chicksplaining to men what they need to do in order to “improve” themselves. This laundry list of femderpaherpery has me wondering if this woman will a) ever date an actual male – you know, one that actually owns a functioning set of testicles – let alone get married to one and b) ever own enough cats to fill that empty space on her bed, because no guy in his right mind will occupy that space for any length of time. So...
  • Purge at the Democratic National Committee [Bernie supporters out]

    10/19/2017 5:00:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/19/17 | Rick Moran
    Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, purged several long time officials, most of whom had supported DNC vice chairman Rep. Keith Ellison in his bid for the chairmanship. The officials were replaced by Hillary Clinton supporters, riling the progressive wing of the party and demonstrating that the Democrats are in no position to take advantage at the ballot box of any GOP dissension. NBC News: Complaints began immediately after party officials saw a list of Perez' appointments to DNC committees and his roster of 75 "at-large" members, who are chosen by the chair. The removal and demotion of a...
  • Holder: Comey's Draft Exoneration Of Clinton "A Good-Faith Assessment" Based On The Facts

    10/19/2017 4:29:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    RCP video ^ | 10-18-2017 | Ian Schwartz
    Eric Holder defended former FBI Director James Comey's draft exoneration letter for Hillary Clinton in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on Wednesday. Holder commented, "you can make determinations about where an investigation is likely to go before you actually speak to the subject of that investigation." (emphasis mine) JAKE TAPPER, CNN: You worked with James Comey when he was the FBI Director and you were the Attorney General. There is a newly released document suggesting he had been working on his statement in May of 2016 before he ultimately cleared Hillary Clinton of any criminal wrongdoing later that summer....
  • Exclusive: Dem megadonor Steyer calls on govs, mayors to support impeaching Trump

    10/19/2017 3:25:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/17 | Lisa Hagan
    Billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer sent a letter to mayors and governors urging them to publicize their stances on impeaching President Trump and call on federal lawmakers to support his removal from office. Steyer addressed the letter to all 50 governors and 2,000 mayors of cities around the country, who he said, “have a duty to speak out.” He accused Trump of “violat[ing] the Constitution, the office of the Presidency, and the trust of the public.” Steyer’s latest letter, obtained by The Hill, comes a week after he penned letters to Democratic congressional offices and Democrats’ House and Senate campaign...
  • In tax debate, Ted Cruz aims to make Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren the face of Democrats

    10/19/2017 3:18:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/18/17 | Joseph Lawler
    Ted Cruz spent Wednesday night's nationally televised tax debate portraying his counterpart Bernie Sanders, along with the Senate's other top liberal, Elizabeth Warren, as the face of the Democratic Party.The CNN debate was supposed to be about the Republican tax plan. But, starting with his opening comments, Cruz tried to reframe the conversation to focus on the Vermont senator's vision of transforming the U.S. into a high-tax country with Nordic-style social democracy. "Bernie and the Democrats want every one of you watching today to pay more in taxes," Cruz told the audience in his first comments.After an early skirmish with...
  • Jeff Sessions and the Conservative Talkers [Why are they giving him a pass?]

    10/19/2017 2:48:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/19/17 | James Tygart
    Over the last few years a good guess suggests that at least 50% of conservative talk content has been devoted to the inter-connected scandals of:  Clinton-Rhodes-Lerner-Holder-Comey-Lynch-Powers-Rice-Mueller.  And, of course, their boss.  Let’s call it the Stack of Miscreants, after Rush Limbaugh’s Stack of Stuff.  The names, at this point, are all the reference we need.  We’re already steeped in the details.  Our Conservative Talk champions have drilled it into us year after year; day after day; hour after hour. Yet now, after all the thousands of hours of skilled analysis and sometimes Churchillian rhetoric, Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin and their Conservative...
  • Media Bash Trump for $25,000 Donation to Soldier’s Family

    10/19/2017 2:44:46 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Lifezette ^ | 10/19/17 | Jim Stinson
    President Donald Trump donated $25,000 to the father of a fallen soldier, but the nation’s commander-in-chief is only getting grief for it.On Wednesday, the Washington Post published a story on how Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, was contacted by Trump a few weeks after his 22-year-old son and two fellow soldiers were killed by an Afghan police officer on June 10.U.S. authorities suspect the police officer was acting as an anti-American agent.Trump and Baldridge spoke for 15 minutes, the Post reported. The grieving father told Trump that his son's death was made worse by the nature...
  • Mitch McConnell's Case for Controlling Republican Nominees is Either Clueless or Disingenuous

    10/19/2017 2:21:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    Thefederalist ^ | Mollie Hemingway
    On the one hand, that’s absolutely true. Having “better” or “more conservative” nominees doesn’t mean much if they all lose in the general election. But has the McConnell-led establishment really done such a good job of weighing in on Republican primaries? They always like to bring up Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Todd Akin, and Richard Mourdock, who defeated more establishment opponents in early contests. But they leave out a lot of other information. For one thing, McConnell-preferred party contest winners such as Connie Mack in Florida, Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin, and Rick Berg in North Dakota are also not in...
  • If Thad Cochran resigns, another headache for the Republicans

    10/19/2017 2:09:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 10/19/17 | David M. Drucker
    It's another headache for top Republicans in Mississippi and Washington as they game out the electoral implications of Cochran resigning before his seventh term ends in 2020. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant would have 10 days to appoint a replacement, to serve until a nonpartisan special election was held to determine a permanent successor. If Cochran resigned before Nov. 6, the day of next year's midterms, the special would occur in 90 days. Most likely low turnout, an insurgent would have the advantage. If Cochran resigned after Nov. 6, the nonpartisan special would be held the same day as the 2018...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - October 19, 2017

    10/19/2017 12:59:09 AM PDT · by sneakers · 3 replies
    The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to and sign up , or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa., and on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910).
  • A top House Republican is reportedly about to resign (Tiberi OH)

    10/19/2017 12:23:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 19, 2017
    Rep. Pat Tiberi, a Republican House member from Ohio, is expected to resign as early as this week, The New York Times reported late Wednesday night. Tiberi has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2001, and is an "influential member" of the House Ways and Means Committee with "close ties to his party's leaders," The Times notes. Tiberi was in the running to chair the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee in 2015, but lost out to Rep. Kevin Brady. According to The Times' report, Tiberi is expected to join the Ohio Business Roundtable.
  • Ted Cruz Hits a Home Run Against Bernie Sanders: 'He Fundamentally Misunderstands Robin Hood'

    10/19/2017 12:18:30 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-18-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    We all know that Bernie Sanders is a babbling old man. We can, of course, feel sorry for him and refrain from criticizing him, purely because, well, he simply isn't very smart. Or eloquent. Sadly, however, he does have a large and loyal following, which is why a) he has to be taken seriously nonetheless and b) it's so incredibly important to explain that and why he's full of it. Enter Ted Cruz. On Wednesday evening, Cruz and Sanders debated each other on the GOP's tax plan. Cruz truly slammed the floor with his socialist colleague in the Senate, explaining...
  • Obama returns to campaign trail for Dems in governor's races

    10/18/2017 11:27:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2017 12:33 AM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month’s elections. Thursday’s events mark the first time the former president is stepping back into the political spotlight since leaving the White House. Unlike more low-key appearances earlier this year, Obama’s foray into two states won’t be a one-and-done. He is planning more public appearances as the year closes, and preparation for the 2018 midterm elections begins. […] Obama is hoping to sway voters in New Jersey and Virginia, the only two gubernatorial...
  • Former Carl’s Jr. CEO: NFL could have prevented protest mess, as any competent employer would

    10/18/2017 10:30:17 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/2017 | Andy Puzder
    Like many Americans, I find it distressing to see multi-millionaire athletes kneeling during the playing of our national anthem before professional football games. In my lifetime, football has been a big part of our image as Americans. In my working-class Cleveland, Ohio family, Sunday football was always a big event. One of my cousins was married to Lenny Dawson who would become a Hall of Fame quarterback. It was a rare Sunday during football season when we weren’t gathered around our TV or radio for the Cleveland Browns or the Kansas City Chiefs game (both if possible). As we watched...
  • Shakeup at Democratic National Committee, Longtime Officials Ousted

    10/18/2017 7:08:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    NBC (fake news) ^ | 10-18-17 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    The removal and demotion of a handful of veteran operatives stood out, as did what critics charge is the over-representation of Clinton-backed members on the Rules and Bylaws Committee, which helps set the terms for the party's presidential primary, though other Sanders and Ellison backers remain represented. Those who have been pushed out include: Ray Buckley, the New Hampshire Democratic chairman and longtime DNC official who ran against Perez for chair before backing Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., lost his spots on the Executive Committee and DNC Rules Committee; James Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute and prominent Sanders...
  • Failed Prognosticator Chris Cillizza Predicts 2018 Republican Doom

    10/18/2017 6:38:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 18, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    That great political genius Chris Cillizza of CNN has made a prediction that appears to spell doom for Republicans in the 2018 congressional elections. Okay, perhaps Cillizza did hilariously flop on his prediction of Donald Trump having near zero chance winning the presidency but this time he is armed with polls. Lots of polls to back up his contention that Here's why Republicans are in deep trouble in 2018:
  • Liberals Look the Other Way as More Cases of Voter Fraud Pile Up

    10/18/2017 6:14:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/18/17 | Jason Snead
    The Heritage Foundation added another round of cases this week to its ever-growing Voter Fraud Database.Accounting for these new additions, the database now documents 1,088 proven instances of election fraud, including 949 cases that have resulted in criminal convictions, 48 that have ended in civil penalties, and 75 that have seen defendants enter diversion programs.Americans should be alarmed, not only because Heritage has compiled so many examples of fraud—impacting nearly every state and elections for all levels of government—but because this figure is likely just the tip of the iceberg.The Heritage database is not a comprehensive tally of election fraud....
  • Will Echoes Of Hillary Clinton's Awful Coal Remarks Sink Democrats In Virginia’s Governor’s Race?

    10/18/2017 5:48:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 18, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We’re three weeks out from Virginia’s gubernatorial race and it’s been mostly relegated to the backburner thanks to the endless news that emanates from the Trump White House. It’s an off-year election, but it’s in D.C.'s backyard. The state has increasingly become more bluish since the Bush years, albeit the state legislature is Republican. The House of Delegates, the lower chamber, is reliably Republican where they hold a supermajority. The state Senate is more competitive. Anti-gun groups under the Bloomberg umbrella tried and failed to flip the Senate in 2015. Those groups are mounting a second invasion of the state...