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In lengthy and fiery comments to reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, President Trump excoriated the liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as a "disgrace" hours after a federal judge there issued a nationwide injunction against his newly announced emergency restrictions on asylum claims.
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The RCMP has improved its internal approval process for online postings after sending out a potentially misleading message on firearms earlier this year, a House of Commons committee heard this week.
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Beto was no fluke: Democrats ousted two GOP congressmen and picked up 14 seats in the Texas legislature Republicans in Texas are concerned that the previously reliably red state may become a swing state by the 2020 elections. While Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke fell just short in his campaign against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, he came close enough that he now looks like a plausible presidential candidate. More important still, changing demographics caused Republicans to lose more than a dozen federal, state and local seats in Texas in this month's midterm elections.Republicans lost 12 seats in the state House and two in the state Senate in the midterms, primarily in areas around Dallas and Houston.  Voters in Houston’s Harris County also booted a Republican county executive. Republicans had won the straight-ticket vote in Harris County by nearly double-digits in 2010 and 2014, The Hill reported. This year, they lost by 11 points.In Dallas County, Democrats edged Republic...
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A GOP leader in Ohio is being blasted for calling California’s killer wildfires “God’s punishment” to the “liberal” state. Dave Johnson, the Republican Party chairman in Columbiana County, posted the flip meme — then deleted it — on Sunday. It also included a photo of the burning fires and the caption “Hell on Earth brought...
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The environmental activist and former hedge fund manager seems poised to officially enter the Democratic presidential field at any moment
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Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer unveiled a Democratic platform Tuesday, launched a six-figure ad buy, and scheduled several town halls across the nation, seemingly positioning himself for a 2020 presidential run.
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Canada’s auditor general has shot down the Liberal government’s handling of the air force’s aging CF-18s in a blistering report that raises national security and even long-term safety questions about the viability of the country’s frontline fighter jets.
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As Nancy Pelosi faces a grueling fight with her own members to regain the speaker’s gavel in January, pro-Pelosi activist groups are threatening to use their muscle and punish Democrats who do not get in line.
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Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith drew national outrage — and now her donors are asking for their money back. The final Senate race in the country, in Mississippi, has exploded onto the national stage following the offensive behavior of GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith as she campaigns for a full term in office.And now, her corporate donors are starting to pull their support over the controversy, thanks in large part to the public pressure as progressive journalist Judd Legum has publicized their contributions.On Monday, freight-hauling railroad giant Union Pacific, which contributed $5,000 to Hyde-Smith's campaign, asked for a refund, saying, "Union Pacific in no way, shape or form condones or supports divisive or perceived to be divisive statements." This was followed shortly by medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific, which said, "We reject the Senator's statements, which are not aligned with our company's core values," and requested the return of their $2,500 donation.So far...
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An Ohio county Republican leader is facing backlash after posting a meme on social media that said the deadly California wildfires are the result of “God’s punishment to liberal California.”
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In the Washington Post, Eli Saslow profiles Christopher Blair, a 46-year-old "liberal" hoaxter whose Facebook group, "America’s Last Line of Defense," is full of far-right hoaxes that he creates and then reveals, in order to humiliate the Trumpist "taters" who spread them; and Shirley Chapian, a 76-year-old retiree who believes and repeats all the racist hoaxes Saslow creates and will not disbelieve them, even when Saslow reveals the gag. Saslow's portraits are full of contradictions: Blair and his friends use the hoaxes to push Trump supporters into making racist statements that violate Facebook's Terms of Service and then get them kicked off (the same tactic the dictator of Cambodia uses to get opposition leaders kicked off the service), and they also get Macedonian hoax-sites shut down for plagiarizing their own hoaxes. But at the same time, they turn a real profit from allowing ads to run against their hoax stories, which are repeatedly labeled "satire" but whose satirical nat...
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“Most rural white voters still support Trumpism,” Paul Krugman wrote. “But they aren’t a majority." The United States’ 2018 midterms found Trumpism being vehemently rejected in urban and suburban areas while prevailing to a large degree in rural areas. Democrats recaptured the House of Representatives with a net gain of at least 37 seats, yet a strong turnout among white rural voters enabled Republicans to slightly increase their majority in the U.S. Senate. And in his most recent column for the New York Times, liberal economist Paul Krugman asserts that the midterms underscored that “bitter” divide between urban and suburban Democratic voters on one hand and rural white Republicans voters on the other. Krugman opens his article by noting that Amazon’s recent search for its new HQ2 offices—which will be in Long Island City, Queens and Arlington, Virginia—was, for all intents and purposes, a search in urban/suburban Democratic America and not in Rural Ame...
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Some members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, including Lower House member Shinjiro Koizumi, one of the most popular politicians in Japan, launched a caucus ...
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could soon be on Team Pelosi.The liberal freshman firebrand made a splash during her first day of orientation by joining a protest outside of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's offic...
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A bombshell report by the Washington Post on Ivanka Trump's use of a personal email account for official communications has prompted immediate comparisons to Hillary Clinton's scandal. But they aren't as similar as it may seem. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Facebook’s latest PR crisis has cast a lurid spotlight on a GOP-led publicity firm called Definers Public Affairs, after a New York Times investigation revealed last week the firm had sought to discredit Facebook critics by, in one instance, linking them to the liberal financier George Soros — a long-time target of anti-semitic conspiracy theories. The […]
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Six years after the Harper government blew up its own plans to buy F-35 stealth fighters without a competition, auditor general Michael Ferguson is about to release a new report on Canada's tumultuous attempts to buy new fighter jets.
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Ontario’s education minister says a controversial motion on gender identity introduced at a weekend Progressive Conservative party convention is not government policy. The resolution, introduced at the convention by parental rights advocate Tanya Granic Allen, declares gender identity a “Liberal ideology” and asks that references to it be removed from Ontario’s sex-education curriculum. Over the […]
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Can western liberal democracies have dissidents? Increasingly, it seems to be the case.
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It's the first time in history they've all gravitated to one party. If there was one demographic group that blunted the force of the “blue wave” in this month’s midterm elections, it was rural white voters. Even as Republicans lost control of the suburban areas that had been their strongholds in the 1980s and 1990s, Republicans extended their hold over rural America. The GOP is now on the verge of uniting nearly all rural white voters into a single party – which has never happened before.For most of the Republican Party’s history, the notion that the GOP would become the party of rural whites was unimaginable. Rural whites were the last voter group in the South to leave the Democratic Party; they did not begin consistently voting Republican until the 1990s, nearly a generation after suburban white southerners entered the GOP. But now rural whites in both North and South are the stronghold of the GOP and the key to the party’s future. Why have rural whites t...
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Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci over the weekend offered advice to the "liberal elites" who criticize President Trump and his loyal base."Dial back the rhetoric against these people, s...
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A future Trumpian world, including possibly a shattered and increasingly “nationalist” Europe, is no laughing matter. Whatever you may think of President Trump, it’s important to be fair to him. You might have noticed that, on his recent trip to France (“five days of fury”), officially to mourn and praise America’s war dead on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, he managed to miss his first scheduled ceremony. It was at a cemetery where some of those American war dead were buried. He skipped it, thanks to a little uncomfortable rain, and came late for the second of those events at the Suresnes American Cemetery just outside Paris (this time complaining publicly about the rain). As TomDispatch regular Rajan Menon reminds us today, such acts brought a good deal of derision upon the president in Europe and here (or rather in the world of everywhere that we know as the Internet). What went unreported amid the mockery and the presidential excuses (the preside...
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Investigators say the Clark brothers were talking about a race war, stockpiling weapons and spewing hate — right in the middle of their diverse Washington neighborhood.
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Former soldiers in crisis are being sent regularly to outside agencies for emergency assistance by case managers at Veterans Affairs Canada — even though the Liberal government has its own, modest relief fund.
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Media reporters used to spend a lot time writing about TV anchor shakeups, newsroom shenanigans and ratings races. Today the beat is about political propaganda, viral misinformation, threats against newsrooms and failing business models.
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The response of the ACLU to the Trump education department’s proposal to handle allegations of sexual misconduct on college campuses has more people convinced the organization’s original mission to protect civil liberties no longer exists.
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Finance Minister Bill Morneau is poised to deliver the federal Liberal government’s fall economic update Wednesday. Morneau has already framed expectations, last week tweeting out: “Following Canada’s Fall Economic Statement, I’ll be speaking at the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa to share the next steps in our proven plan to grow an economy that […]
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The climax of the Cold War was reached when the former American President Carter and European leaders Callaghan, Giscard and Schmidt decided in 1979 the deployment of nuclear warhead missiles with a range too short to make them start from bases in US territory but sufficient for the launch from European bases. England, Germany, Italy hosted the mobile launchers of the Pershing missiles and also the first generations of cruise missiles. The big Galaxy cargo carrying missiles were greeted in Germany by some demonstrations of protest but their arrival continued until the deployment was completed. The Soviet Union, fearing from the European territory a devastating first American strike against the bases of its intercontinental missiles, had already deployed the analogs SS20, in a much higher number than the NATO ones and positioned in the Warsaw Pact countries. United States and Soviet Union threatened each other mainly with the great intercontinental missiles, but intermediate-range missi...
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Accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of breaking promises and robbing future generations, the Conservatives stepped up pressure on the government to release a date for a balanced budget at a news conference on Sunday.
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With the return of “Last Man Standing” on Fox, Tim Allen has the chance to continue doing what he loves, presenting an alternative point of view in comedy. In a recent interview, the actor is opening up about the political divide in America and having to answer for his character’s outspoken opinions.
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Donald Trump’s weekend visit to fire-ravaged California has prompted a withering barrage of ridicule and anger after he suggested the state should copy Finland in raking forest floors to prevent a repeat of wildfires that have killed at least 76 people. He claimed he had received the tip from the president of Finland, who promptly said he could not remember offering such advice. “You gotta take care of the floors. You know the floors of the forest, very important,” said Mr Trump during his trip. “I was with the president of Finland and he called it a forest nation, and they spend a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things and they don’t have any problem.” But in an interview published in the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper, Sauli Niinisto said he told his American counterpart that the secret lay in an extensive monitoring system. “Finland is a country covered by forests but we also have a good surveillance system and network" in case of wildfires, ran his account ...
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Tim Allen, the star of the hit Fox show Last Man Standing, said in a recent interview he enjoys making fun of progressives' insecurities and insisted there is nothing that pisses people off more than a funny conservative.
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Of the 34 supervisors in the Elkhart, Indiana, Police Department, 28 have been disciplined. Fifteen have been suspended. Seven have been involved in fatal shootings. Three have been convicted of criminal charges. When Ed Windbigler became Elkhart’s police chief in January 2016, one of his first tasks was selecting his top command staff.For assistant chief, his second in command, Windbigler named Todd Thayer. Less than three years before, Thayer had been demoted two ranks for making flippant comments about a fatal shooting. Witnesses reported he said a fellow officer could now check shooting a person off his “bucket list.”For patrol captain, Windbigler named Brent Long. Less than two years before, Long had received a four-day suspension for sending inappropriate emails to fellow officers. One email included gruesome photos of a man in another city who, while running from police, jumped or fell from an overpass and was decapitated on a wrought-iron fence.Under Windbigler, Tha...
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Andrew Gillum, the Democrat who was running to become Florida's first black governor, conceded the race on Saturday to Ron DeSantis, a close ally of President Donald Trump, saying he was satisfied with a recount that showed him trailing by more than 30,000 votes. The race was one of the most closely watched in the country. The candidates come from the far poles of each party and their performances were scrutinised for hints they might offer for the 2020 presidential election. Mr Gillum, the liberal mayor of Tallahassee, had initially conceded the race to Mr DeSantis, a conservative former congressman. But he later withdrew that concession when the results were close enough for an automatic recount. On Saturday, he said that process was drawing to a close. "This has been the journey of our lives. We've been so honored by the support that we've received," Mr Gillum said in a video statement. "Stay tuned, there will be more to come. This fight for Florida co...
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Several signs indicate the federal Liberal government is contemplating a total ban on guns, or at the very least a two-headed ban – one banning handguns and “assault rifles” everywhere and another banning all guns from urban areas. Polls favourable to the idea of an all-out urban ban have been released. And Prime Minister Justin […]
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It’s a slow motion civil war, and it’s being fought by Trump’s “very fine people.” In both cases, they were young, and they were white, and they were male, and the actions they took started civil wars. In 1861, they were cadets from the Citadel Military Academy in South Carolina. On January 9, of that year, they were manning an artillery battery on Morris Island, an uninhabited island in Charleston Harbor when they fired on the United States steamship Star of the West, which was attempting to resupply the American garrison at Fort Sumter. The shots they fired that day, along with the bombardment of the fort by the Confederate States Army beginning on April 12 of that year, are generally considered by historians to be the first shots fired in what became the American Civil War.In 2017, they were members of the so-called “alt-right” — white supremacists, neo-nazis, neo-confederates, white nationalists, and neo-fascists who were in Charlottesville for the so-called...
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The first necessary step when an individual, a business or a government finds itself in a deep financial hole, is to stop digging. That’s what Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli did Thursday in his first fall economic statement for Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government. This after the previous Wynne-McGuinty Liberals dug us into a […]
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Cindy Hyde-Smith is a Mississipi GOP Senator is going into a runoff election against her Democratic opponent, Black man named Mike Espy who might end up the first Black Mississipi Senator since 1883; she made headlines last week with a joke about attending a "public hanging." The day after the lynching remark, the FEC recorded a $5,000 donation from Google to Hyde-Smith's campaign. Google insists that they made the donation earlier, with the discrepancy unexplained. Google attributed their support of Hyde-Smith's campaign to her "pro-growth policies for business and technology" but added that they "do not condone these remarks and would not have made such a contribution had we known about them." Google has not asked Hyde-Smith to return the funds. Hyde-Smith was endorsed by Donald Trump during her race (and well before Google donated to her campaign). Since Trump's election, Hyde-Smith "voted in line with Trump's position more often than any other Republican senator." She has a 0%...
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In many New Brunswick workplaces, a little swearing and salty language are par for the course. But if there ever were times when New Brunswickers could legally unleash F-bombs at work, those times are coming to an end.
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Between the Federalist Society’s iron grip on the Supreme Court and the ever-encroaching dangers of global warming, the future—both for the country and the planet as a whole—looks impossibly bleak. If you clicked this story, or have any desire to listen to the interview embedded within, odds are you’re a consumer of independent media. Yet even as you’re reading these words, your ability to do so in a timely manner is in grave jeopardy.Since the repeal in June of Obama-era rules guaranteeing net neutrality, websites like Truthdig, Democracy Now!, Common Dreams and more risk being pushed into an internet slow lane that could severely hamper their readership, if not drive them out of business entirely. For Jeff Cohen, editor and co-founder of the media watchdog Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), it may be the most urgent threat to the First Amendment no one is talking about.“The biggest issue of freedom of the press is not that Trump is mean to reporters, as he...
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It’s been a busy weeks for the folks at Queens Park. With the echo of untimely exits from the Premier’s office and cabinet still in the air, the Ford government plowed on through an unfortunate book launch and the fall economic statement and, with hardly a breath, marched off to the Ontario P.C. Party annual […]
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SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Yonhap) -- A Japanese right-wing lawmaker has claimed that a member of K-pop girl group TWICE is engaged in anti-Japanese activities, citing her T-shirt as an example. The politician, Onodera Masaru of the Liberal Democratic Party,
 
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The conservative public affairs firm that worked for Facebook, and spread opposition research about the social media company's critics and competitors, tried to get at least one journalist to do a story suggesting that the editors of Apple's news application were biased against Republicans.
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The anti-sex puritanism of the religious right has done serious harm to a generation. If the road to hell really is paved with the finest of intentions, one of the best examples is the right-wing anti-sex chastity movement—which has gone hand in hand with abstinence-only sex education in the Bible Belt. The data clearly shows that sexually liberal countries like the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway actually have much lower rates of sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies than the U.S. Regardless, Joshua Harris’ 1997 anti-sex book, “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” was a favorite in right-wing evangelical circles. But in a new Washington Post op-ed, Christine Emba explains how badly debunked the book has been in recent years—so debunked that even Harris is now distancing himself from it.“I Kissed Dating Goodbye” was a major hit in far-right Christian fundamentalist circles when it came out 21 years ago. Harris was a young Gen-X-er at the time, and his book was...
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A journalist close to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has defended her view that Korean women who were sent to Japanese wartime military brothels were not sex slaves, and accused a liberal-leaning newspaper of fabrication.
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There’s a verbal tic particular to a certain kind of response to a certain kind of story about the thinness and desperation of American society In September 2016, the Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh caught on fire. Originally built in 1928 and last renovated in 1982, the bridge carries more than 50,000 vehicles a day and serves as a main commuter link between the city’s central business district and its populous southern suburbs. Long in a state of questionable repair, it had been an object of particular concern after the spectacular and deadly collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis in 2007. Pennsylvania had—and still has—one of the highest percentages of “structurally deficient” bridges in the nation, and the prospect of a failure of the Liberty Bridge, whose main span is nearly 45 feet above the Monongahela River, was terrifying to contemplate.Nevertheless, it took six years after the I-35W disaster for Pennsylvania’s perennially Republican state legisl...
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A journalist close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has defended her view that South Korean women who were sent into Japanese WWII military brothels were not sex slaves, accusing a liberal-leaning newspaper of fabrication
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TOKYO (AP) — A journalist close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has defended her view that South Korean women who were sent into Japanese WWII military brothels were not sex slaves, accusing a liberal-leaning newspaper of fabrication. One of its reporters a day earlier said that the journalist’s opinion triggered threats against him and delayed […]
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Comments come after Mississippi politician says she would 'be on front row' to watch public hanging
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A Republican politician has been caught on video saying making it harder for liberals to vote is a “great idea”. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a state senator in Mississippi facing a runoff election later this month, was filmed speaking to a small crowd in Starkville, a town 25 miles west of Columbus. Ms Hyde-Smith’s campaign team told The Washington Post she was talking about the issue of polling stations on college campuses to a group of students on 3 November.
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi is shown in a new video talking about “liberal folks” and making it “just a little more difficult” for them to vote. A campaign spokeswoman for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith criticized the video, saying the senator was joking. The brief clip appeared on social media days […]
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A LIBERAL SCREW UP Re “Feds botched WWI Remembrance” (The Canadian Press, Nov. 13): I don’t know why anyone would be surprised that the feds fell short on this Remembrance Day commemoration! This is a government that gives millions to a convicted terrorist while Canadian vets ask for a living pension! This government is the […]
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In a video published Thursday, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss) is heard saying laws that “make it just a little more difficult” for some college students to vote are “a great idea."
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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is seeking a full term in the Mississippi Senate runoff, claims it was only a joke. On Thursday, progressive blogger Lamar White Jr. uploaded footage of Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith talking to a cattle rancher in Starkville on November 3. During the conversation, she remarked that maybe it would be a good idea to prevent liberal college students from voting."And then they remind me, that there's a lot of liberal folks in those other schools who that maybe we don't want to vote," she said. "Maybe we want to make it just a little more difficult. And I think that's a great idea."Cindy Hyde-Smith on voter suppression: "And then they remind me, that there's a lot of liberal folks in those other schools who that maybe we don't want to vote. Maybe we want to make it just a little more difficult. And I think that's a great idea." Nov 2nd in Columbus, MS. pic.twitter.com/OxNY77XCft— Lamar White, Jr. (@LamarWhiteJr) November 15, 2018Correction: Video WAS t...
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The campaign of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., said Thursday that she was "making a joke" when she mused about making it more difficult for "liberal folks" to vote when speaking to a small group of supporters earlier this month.
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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) on Thursday dismissed comments about making voting it harder for liberal students to vote as a "joke," claiming the video of her comments was "selectively edited."A local p...
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"I intend to win the speakership with Democratic votes. ... I have overwhelming support in my caucus to be speaker of the House," Pelosi, a liberal from San Francisco, said at a news conference. "I happen to think that at this point, I'm the best person for that." Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in congressional elections on Nov. 6, while Republicans held their majority in the Senate.
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Trump’s “ignorance and psychosis” shakes CIA veterans. A surge of public activism by former CIA personnel is one of the most unexpected developments of the Trump presidency, and it is accelerating.Two former CIA officers—both Democrats, both women, both liberal—were elected to Congress on November 6. Abigail Spanberger, former operations officer, was elected in Virginia’s 7th District. Elissa Slotkin, former analyst, won in Michigan’s 8th District. Both Spanberger and Slotkin incorporated their intelligence experience into their center-left platforms. Their victories tripled the number of CIA “formers” in Congress. Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), previously the only former intelligence officer on Capitol Hill, won re-election by defeating Gina Ortiz Jones, herself a former military intelligence officer.They are hardly alone. Former directors John Brennan and Gen. Michael Hayden are among Trump’s harshest critics. Other former CIA leaders like Michael Morell and John Mc...
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Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson's campaign on Thursday said it had sued Florida election officials seeking a hand recount of ballots in liberal-leaning Palm Beach County in his re-election contest against Republican Rick Scott.
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Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson's campaign on Thursday said it had sued Florida election officials seeking a hand recount of ballots in liberal-leaning Palm Beach County in his re-election contest against Republican Rick Scott.
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