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  • Turkish crash has already begun, says economist

    05/22/2018 10:17:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Ahval (Events) ^ | May 21 2018 | none stated
    There has been little room for optimism in recent predictions on Turkey’s economy, but even among pessimistic company, one strategist’s comments on Turkey to Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung came off as bleak. Turkey has already entered an economic crisis and can expect a “massive” fall in the value of the Turkish lira by the period after the June 24 elections “at the latest,” Turkish daily Cumhuriyet quoted economist Russell Napier as saying. After years of steady decline, the lira’s fall has accelerated sharply in recent weeks, repeatedly hitting record lows against the dollar and leading losses in emerging markets...
  • RO Election Advice [Ft Worth]

    05/22/2018 6:50:16 AM PDT · by fwdude · 7 replies
    Self | 05/22/18 | fwdude
    I pretty much trust FReeper information over a lot of other sources, so wanted to get your opinions in today's runoffs for my region. Plus, with such a varied membership, I thought I could plug into some first hand knowledge on the few candidates up for election. County Tax Assessor-Collector (Unexpired Term) Wendy Burgess Mike Snyder I know Snyder has the name recognition as a news anchor, but what is his world view? Don't know much about Burgess. Any thoughts and reasons to vote either way? I have very little resources for finding out about judgeships. I know these are...
  • If Democrats win the House

    05/22/2018 5:49:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 05/22/2018 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Its January 2019 and President Trump is entering his third year in office. Nancy Pelosi is speaker of the House again and one of the first items on the agenda is oversight. The California Democrat is leading a large House Democratic caucus newly ascendant to the majority after nearly a decade in the wilderness. They want answers. They want to know what Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is doing to public schools, they want to know what Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is doing to public lands, they want to know how EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is spending taxpayer dollars. And most...
  • Breaking! DOJ Will Turn Over Requested Classified Documents To Congress After Trump Meeting

    05/21/2018 3:06:57 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 206 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 21, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    President Donald Trump held a meeting at the White House today with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray. ~~~ President Trump has had enough of the stonewalling and took matters into his own hands Monday.
  • Dianne Feinstein: The Justice department is not an arm of the White House

    05/21/2018 12:50:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 102 replies | 5/21/18 | Dianne Feinstein
    The Justice Department is not an arm of the White House. The Justice Department is independent and serves the American people. Its job is to follow the facts and the law. Law enforcement investigations must be initiated and carried out free from political interference.
  • Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote

    05/20/2018 1:00:04 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/20/18 | Michael Tackett and Rachel Shorey
    WASHINGTON The pace of new voter registrations among young people in crucial states is accelerating, a signal that school shootings this year and the anger and political organizing in their wake may prove to be more than ephemeral displays of activism. They could even help shape the outcome of the midterm elections. If voters in their teens and 20s vote in greater numbers than usual, as many promised during nationwide marches for gun control this spring, the groundswell could affect close races in key states like Arizona and Florida, where there will be competitive races for governor,...
  • Venezuela's Maduro eyes second term despite economic crisis

    05/20/2018 1:07:49 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 28 replies
    AFP ^ | 20 MAY 2018 | Gianrigo Marletta
    Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, began voting Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate. Maduro, the political heir to the late leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez, has presided over an implosion of once wealthy oil producer Venezuela's economy since taking office in 2013. Hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages, rising crime and broken water, power and transportation networks have sparked violent unrest, and left Maduro with a 75-percent disapproval rating.
  • California's jungle primary isn't working. We need election reform 2.0

    05/19/2018 11:23:11 AM PDT · by Conserv · 16 replies
    Is the latimes getting worried that a Republican or 2 might win in Calfornia?
  • Post-Schneiderman: The Perfect Storm for a GOP Victory in New Yorks AG Race?

    05/19/2018 5:43:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | May 19, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was the leader of the#Resistance legal strategy, focused seemingly more on litigating against President Donald Trumps policies than representing the interest of his state.He was using the job to build a national platform. And why not?Two of the last three Democratic governorsEliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomowere high profile attorneys general, using it as a springboard for bigger ambitions.Schneiderman, after resigning last week in disgrace, will never reach those ambitions. Four women accused him of physical abuse. Schneiderman resigned just hours after the allegations he denied were made.The massive scandal that represents much of what...
  • Four Judges Confirmed This Week

    05/19/2018 4:17:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now at 39.
  • President Trumps Destroying the Federal Government As We Know It: Rebuilding May be Impossible

    05/18/2018 11:31:53 AM PDT · by ethom · 104 replies
    Find Climate Answers ^ | May 16, 2018 | Heather Digby Parton
    Trump is draining the swamp Rebuilding government may be impossible In the 2013 novel A Delicate Truth, John le Carr presents the deep state as a moneyed, cultured lite the non-governmental insiders from banking, industry, and commerce whose access to information allows them to rule in secret. Trumps conception is quite different. A real-estate baron, Trump is at war with the clerks the apparatchiks who, he claims, are seeking to nullify the election by denying the prerogatives of his Administration. This attack on bureaucracy is really an attack on the State Department, the intelligence community and ordinary bureaucrats...
  • Democrats Could Face Midterm Catastrophe in California

    05/18/2018 8:07:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/18/2018 | Joel B Pollak
    Democrats had been counting on victories in at least half a dozen California congressional districts to bring them closer to the 24 needed to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Republicans only hold 14 seats in the Golden State, and Hillary Clinton won many of those districts in the 2016 election. But a combination of factors including an excess of Democratic contenders, and a surge in Republican enthusiasm could thwart those plans. California has a unique primary system called the top two or jungle primary, under which every voter can vote for any candidates, and the...
  • Big Blue Bellyflop: Democratic Advantage in Generic Ballot Survey Hits Historic New Low (-4)

    05/17/2018 12:32:27 PM PDT · by ethom · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2018 | John Nolte
    For the very first time since April of last year, when Real Clear Politics first started monitoring averages, the Democrat advantage in the generic ballot has dipped below 5 percent. As of right now, the trend is with the GOP and President Trump has only started to make his case to turn out his base in November. Moreover, Democrats have no issue to run on no ideas, unless you count Russia! Russia! Russia! Impeach! Impeach! Impeach! Stormy! Stormy! Stormy! As Trump begins to remind voters that a House takeover by Democrats will almost certainly result in a futile and...
  • Vanity - "Blue Wave, Blue Wave go away, Return on a far, far, future day"!!!

    05/17/2018 7:32:54 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 12 replies
    We have now witnessed eight (8) Mid-Term elections in North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Oregon, Idaho, Pennsylvania & Nebraska. Prior to these first series of primaries, we were informed by the Democrat, Blue Wave, Mainstream Media, the Democrat Pundits, the Democrat Pollsters that the House of Representatives would be won by the Democrat Party in November. This input was pounded non-stop day after day, until these primaries were held. After that, only silence, not a word from these usual Democrat voices. Of the eight primaries held, the Trump Republicans did exceedingly well in all but one, Democrat, nutcase, left-wing,...
  • How Californias primary could stop Democrats from retaking the U.S. House

    05/17/2018 5:29:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    latimes ^ | 05/16/2018 | Priya Krishankumar/Swetha Kannan
    Californias primary system could thwart Democrats and Republicans alike on June 5, shutting either party out of key races in the fall. Under the states top-two primary, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes advance to the general election in November, regardless of party. Democrats fear that the high numbers of hopefuls on the primary ballot could split the vote and leave the party without candidates in high-stakes congressional races in November. Meanwhile, Republicans are worried they could be left off the ballot in the governors race and other statewide contests in November, giving their voters less of...
  • For cable commentators, the 2016 GOP primary never ended

    05/17/2018 4:09:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    The ^ | 5/27/18 | Jamie Parnes
    The 2016 GOP primary has never ended at least when it comes to cable news. Every day on CNN, MSNBC and social media, Republicans who once worked for GOP senators and governors bested by President Trump in the long primary are among his most vehement critics. Often, their critiques are even more pointed than those coming from Democrats. The critics of Trump earning paychecks on cable include Ana Navarro, a surrogate for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a candidate the president dubbed low energy. Navarro regularly goes scorched-earth against Trump as a CNN contributor.
  • Retiring Boehner/Cantor boys working to screw the Republican majority with Amnesty

    05/17/2018 3:47:33 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    That's what's going on here. They wanted Amnesty. They didn't get Amnesty. So they're trying to force Amnesty on their way out. And they're INTENTIONALLY working to assist the democrats in gaining the majority by depressing republican votes. The answer, as always, show up to vote no matter what and vote for the republican candidate in November! A republican majority without all these guys will be FAR more conservative. Amnesty has been their number one goal, and when they're gone (along with Ryan), Amnesty's DONE forever! Kaput! So ignore their games and show up to vote in November! The answer...
  • Philly Election Worker Pleads Guilty To Intimidating Voters; 'You will vote Democrat!'

    05/16/2018 5:13:04 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 32 replies ^ | Monday, May 14, 2018
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) A North Philadelphia election worker has pleaded guilty to election fraud during a 2017 special election for a state House seat in the city. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says 59-year-old Thurman George, a machine inspector at Poll 43-7, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to frauds by election officers. George, along with three other election workers, was accused of harassment and intimidation against voters who wanted to vote for candidates of their choice, but not the candidate being pushed by the citys Democratic Party machine. Minority inspector Calvin Mattox previously pleaded guilty to not meeting the qualifications of...
  • Helen Tai Wins Special Election For PA's 178th District

    05/16/2018 4:27:08 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 33 replies
    New Hope Patch ^ | 16 May 2018 | Kara Seymour
    Democrat Helen Tai defeated Republican Wendi Thomas in a special election to represent Pennsylvania's 178th District in Harrisburg. The 178th district includes Northampton, New Hope, Upper Makefield, Wrightstown and Solebury. The special election was held to determine who will finish out former state Rep. Scott Petri's remaining term for the rest of the year. Tai, the chair of the Solebury Township Supervisors, flipped the seat to the Democrats. Petri, a Republican, resigned at the end of 2017. Tai defeated Thomas, a former member of the Council Rock School Board. According to unofficial vote totals, Tai won by 96 votes. She...
  • Pennsylvania Primary Election Results

    05/15/2018 5:48:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    Pennsylvania Primary Election Results By THE NEW YORK TIMES