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US House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as leader

December 1, 2016
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Seattle Times    

"House Democrats have re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader. The California lawmaker, who has led the party since 2002, turned back a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan on Wednesday." (11/30/16)

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/reckoning-for-pelosi-as-house-democrats-vote-for-leader/  

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Election 2016: My prediction vs. actual results

November 9, 2016
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Thomas L Knapp -- photo by Avens O'Brien KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L Knapp  

"I see that MSNBC finally called Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (and, therefore, the election) for Trump, with New Hampshire, Michigan, Minnesota, and Arizona still up in the air. Of the states where the winner is known, I predicted 44 of 46 accurately. I'm under the impression I had a better predictive outing than most pollsters, pundits, and analysts this year. That and five bucks will get me an iced white chocolate mocha latte at Starbucks. But you know I'm going to brag about it for the next two to four years, right?" (11/09/16)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2016/11/election-2016-my-prediction-vs-actual.html  

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Obama invites Trump to White House for meeting this week

November 9, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"President Obama invited president-elect Donald Trump to meet with him at the White House this week, according to a statement by the White House press secretary. The president extended the invite during a phone call to his Republican successor, where he congratulated Trump on his victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The meeting, should Trump accept, could take place as early as Thursday, Nov. 10, at the White House." (11/09/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-invites-trump-to-white-house-for-thursday-meeting/  

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Election 2016: Trump beats Clinton

November 9, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The Republican nominee defied pre-election polling to claim swing states, winning the key battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He told cheering supporters that Americans must now unite and 'bind the wounds of division,' after a gruelling, acrimonious campaign. Global markets plummeted, with the US dollar diving and gold prices surging." (11/09/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37920175  

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Hillary Clinton does not stand for women if she doesn’t stand for Bitcoin

November 3, 2016
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Bitcoin.com
by Elizabeth McCauley  

"Just this past week, Wikileaks revealed Hillary Clinton's decision to avoid accepting donations in Bitcoin for her presidential campaign. This leak came on the heels of the Clinton Campaign's announcement of an Initiative on Technology & Innovation where she used the phrase 'public service blockchain applications,' in her proposal. So why would this self-proclaimed 'pro-women' candidate reject a technology that can and already is transforming the lives of women globally?" (11/03/16)

https://news.bitcoin.com/hillary-clinton-women-bitcoin/  

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The Federal Reserve is Hillary Clinton’s secret weapon

October 20, 2016
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Ludwig von Mises Institute Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Tommy Behnke  

"Say what you want about Donald J. Trump, but he is correct about one thing: the Federal Reserve has, with near certainty, been holding interest rates down for political purposes -- namely, to aid Hillary Clinton in getting elected president of the United States. ... The Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) September meeting minutes, released on Wednesday, have proven Mr. Trump's assertion to be true. As the 2016 election season draws to a close, the Fed has suddenly become more bullish on the prospect of raising interest rates -- and this precipitous change-of-heart has come despite there being few notable signs of hope in the US's economic data." (10/20/16)

https://mises.org/blog/federal-reserve-hillary-clinton%E2%80%99s-secret-weapon  

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Assange’s fate

October 19, 2016
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Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"The saga of Julian Assange seems to be drawing to a climax -- one that will decide the fate of this historic whistleblower who, for years, has been a giant thorn in the side of governments everywhere. His role in exposing the machinations of the US government over the years earned him the plaudits of liberals -- until the Bush era ended, and he started exposing the crimes of the Obama administration and -- most pointedly -- the hypocrisy and venality of Hillary Clinton and her journalistic camarilla. Now we see right-wing figures like Sean Hannity and -- yes! -- Donald Trump praising and defending him, while the ostensible liberals take up the cry of the Clinton campaign that he's a 'pawn of the Kremlin' and a 'rapist.'" (10/19/16)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2016/10/18/assanges-fate/  

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“Rigged election” rhetoric: A dangerous two-way street

October 19, 2016
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Thomas L Knapp -- photo by Avens O'Brien William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  

"Trump is preemptively positioning himself to claim that a victorious Clinton and her party rigged the election. That could lead to fireworks. Clinton is preemptively positioning herself to accuse a foreign power of rigging -- or at least unduly influencing -- the outcome to her loss. That could lead to fireworks of a nuclear variety." (10/18/16)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/8090  

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Ecuador: Regime admits it cut off Assange’s Internet to help Clinton

October 19, 2016
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Ars Technica Ars Technica    

"Ecuador, the nation that has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the country's London embassy, said late Tuesday it had cut off his Internet access. Ecuador says it did this because of WikiLeaks'[s] recent dumps of hacked e-mails surrounding Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. 'The Government of Ecuador respects the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states. It does not interfere in external electoral processes, nor does it favor any particular candidate,' the government said in a statement. 'Accordingly, Ecuador has exercised its sovereign right to temporarily restrict access to some of its private communications network within its Embassy in the United Kingdom. This temporary restriction does not prevent the WikiLeaks organization from carrying out its journalistic activities.' Ecuador, however, said it wasn't revoking the asylum it granted to Assange in 2012." [editor's note: In attempting to suppress Assange's ability to communicate, Ecuador's regime DID intervene in the electoral process of the US, and it DID do so in favor of one particular candidate - TLK] (10/19/16)

http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/10/ecuador-says-it-cut-off-assanges-internet-over-clinton-data-dumps/  

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What the Wikileaks emails say about Clinton

October 12, 2016
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The Atlantic The Atlantic
by Russell Berman  

"'There is no other Donald Trump,' Hillary Clinton likes to say about her opponent. 'This is it.' The events of the last two weeks -- Trump's two debate performances, the release of his bawdy comments about women in a 2005 video clip, his lashing out against Republicans who are deserting him -- have proven Clinton correct on that count. But the leak of thousands of hacked email exchanges among Clinton's top advisers suggest the same can be said about her -- at least in her role as a public figure. They capture a candidate, and a campaign, that seems in private exactly as cautious, calculating, and politically flexible as they appeared to be in public." (10/12/16)

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/10/wikileaks-clinton-emails-podesta-sanders-trump/503711/  

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Clinton, Trump grump together on TV a second time

October 10, 2016
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"Facing a fierce backlash within his own party, Donald Trump sought to rally Republicans to his side Sunday night with a scorching debate attack on Hillary Clinton, suggesting he would seek to criminally prosecute his political foe if elected president. Clinton, standing just a few feet away, responded by saying that a tawdry videotape of Trump boasting about groping women showed his true nature and proved he was resoundingly unfit to serve as commander in chief. The series of acrimonious exchanges, which began moments into the 90-minute session and rarely let up, resulted in the nastiest and most personally vicious presidential debate of modern times." (10/09/16)

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-second-presidential-debate-20161009-snap-story.html  

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Bill Clinton slams ObamaCare: “It’s the craziest thing in the world”

October 4, 2016
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The Hill The Hill    

"Former President Bill Clinton steamrolled President Obama's signature healthcare law as 'the craziest thing in the world.' At a rally on Monday in Flint, Mich., Clinton blasted the core principles of ObamaCare as unworkable as he pitched a new system that would allow people to buy into Medicare or Medicaid. ... Clinton's remarks while campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, run in direct contrast to her previous promises to build on ObamaCare. While acknowledging problems like rising drug costs, Hillary Clinton has largely embraced the healthcare law and criticized her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, for his repeated promise to repeal the law. Bill Clinton, whose own attempts at broad healthcare reform failed during his presidency in the 1990s, suggested on Monday that he supported an entirely new approach." (10/04/16)

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/299130-bill-clinton-slams-obamacare  

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Breakfast with Bill Weld

October 3, 2016
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Molly Ball The Atlantic
by Molly Ball  

"The question that always haunts third-party tickets is whether they will play spoiler to one of the major parties. This year, the Libertarians were initially assumed to be a problem for the Republicans: The ticket consists, after all, of two former Republican governors, Weld and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. For the many GOP voters repulsed by Trump, the Libertarians could be an appealing alternative. But Johnson and Weld also appear to be drawing votes from Clinton, particularly from young people who prefer their live-and-let-live idealism to her baggage-laden wonkery. This is not the way Weld thinks it ought to be. He believes Clinton is wrong on policy, particularly fiscal and military matters -- but Trump is unthinkable." (10/03/16)

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/10/breakfast-with-bill-weld/502592/  

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FL: Kaine cries crocodile tears at site of massacre made possible by policies he supports

September 27, 2016
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ABC News ABC News    

"Hillary Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine made an emotional visit to the Pulse nightclub, the site of the Orlando massacre, Monday along with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was gravely injured in a 2011 shooting. ... As the visit ended, a visibly emotional Kaine walked up to reporters. He cried as he whispered into the camera. 'This is a weird thing to say but I always hoped that the Virginia Tech one would be the worst one ever ... as bad as that was, I hoped that nothing would ever eclipse it but, such as life we got work to do so,' said an emotional Kaine." (09/26/16)

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/tim-kaine-makes-emotional-visit-orlando-massacre-site/story?id=42374413  

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How did we end up with such unpopular candidates?

September 27, 2016
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Peter Van Buren The American Conservative
by Peter Van Buren  

"You hear the expression 'lesser of two evils' when people talk about how they will vote in November. Poll after poll shows a growing number of voters saying they will vote negatively -- they're against Hillary, so they'll hold their nose and vote Trump, and vice versa. It is also likely a large number of discontented voters will simply stay home on Election Day. Both candidates are among the most unpopular and least trusted in American history. One of them will end up in the White House. How did we get here? Why are the only two mainstream candidates left standing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?" (09/27/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-did-we-end-up-with-such-unpopular-candidates/  

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No, really, Clinton will be very hawkish as president

September 26, 2016
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Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"Stephen Walt isn't persuaded that Hillary Clinton will be as hawkish a president as her record suggests .... Clinton would be unwise to pursue an even more activist and militarized foreign policy agenda as president, but Walt and I agree about this because we generally view that sort of foreign policy as dangerous and contrary to American interests anyway. It does seem foolish for any president to want to do the things that Clinton thinks the U.S. should do, but that is not a reason to think it won't happen." (09/26/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/no-really-clinton-will-be-very-hawkish-as-president/  

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Scrutiny of Trump Foundation deepens

September 21, 2016
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The Hill The Hill    

"Donald Trump's campaign is grappling with new allegations that the GOP nominee used his charitable foundation to pay personal expenses. On Tuesday, The Washington Post published tax and legal documents alleging Trump's foundation spent $258,000 to settle lawsuits that involved Trump's for-profit businesses. The latest allegation comes after Trump's foundation was found to have made an improper $25,000 donation to a group supporting Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi (R). That donation came at the same time her office was considering whether to investigate a fraud lawsuit against Trump University. The Republican also reportedly used foundation money to buy two portraits of himself. The scrutiny of Trump’s foundation is deepening at a time when Hillary Clinton is facing allegations from Republicans that the Clinton Foundation was running a corrupt 'pay-to-play' operation while she was secretary of State. The issue could come up during Monday's first presidential debate." (09/20/16)

http://origin-nyi.thehill.com/homenews/campaign/296914-scrutiny-of-trump-foundation-deepens  

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Kennedy kid claims George HW Bush will vote for Clinton

September 20, 2016
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Politico    

"Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. ... On Monday, [RFK's daughter, Kathleen Hartington Kennedy] Townsend posted a picture on her Facebook page shaking hands next to the former president and this caption: 'The President told me he's voting for Hillary!!' ... Asked about Townsend's post, George H.W. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath in an email replied, 'The vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote cast in some 50 days. He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim.'" (09/19/16)

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/exclusive-george-hw-bush-to-vote-for-hillary-228395  

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Millennial voters may cost Hillary Clinton the election

September 19, 2016
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The Atlantic The Atlantic
by Ronald Brownstein  

"Clinton struggled among Millennial voters in her 2008 primary campaign, her 2016 primary campaign, and in the 2016 general election. Against Donald Trump, Clinton has two big advantages -- a policy agenda that polls show largely matches Millennials' own preferences, and an opponent even more unpopular with them than with the public overall. But she also must overcome her own long history of failing to connect with this growing group of voters -- a failure that is increasingly worrying Democrats as the overall race tightens." (09/19/16)

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/hillary-clinton-millennials-philadelphia/500540/  

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Why movement conservatives are rooting for Hillary

September 19, 2016
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The American Conservative The American Conservative
by Michael Tracey  

"Obviously there is a deep schism in the Republican Party. It has been developing for years, and could be seen to some extent in earlier presidential cycles, but was opened fully and dramatically by the improbable candidacy of Donald Trump. Only one outcome in November would forestall a complete, likely irreversible fracturing: the election of Hillary Clinton. Thus, many elite Republican operators -- including lobbyists, elected officials, and pundits -- are desperately hoping that Trump loses." (09/19/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-movement-conservatives-are-rooting-for-hillary/  

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WikiLeaks to dump Assange’s medical records in challenge to Trump, Clinton

September 14, 2016
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Politico    

"WikiLeaks is upping the ante in its transparency test for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. 'In 24h we will release 30 pages of our editor (Julian Assange)'s medical records as part 1 of our transparency challenge to Clinton & Trump,' the organization tweeted Tuesday." (09/13/16)

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/wikileaks-julian-assange-medical-records-228109  

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Time for Hillary Clinton to end her campaign

September 12, 2016
posted by

OpEdNews
by Michael Collins  

"While we can't be sure that Clinton will be unable to serve, we are sure of two things. Clinton has some health problems that caused her to collapse and that seem fairly serious. At a time when health questions were escalating, she simply had to walk to her car. Clinton was unable to keep it together for even a short walk to her car without collapsing. Should her collapse today cause her to withdraw her candidacy? The answer is clearly yes. Immediately after her collapse, Clinton proxies flew into action. A Democratic Member of Congress from New York told CNN that the memorial service was indeed a sweltering event. A CNN talking head endorsed this. The obvious question is how many other people leaving the event collapsed after a short walk to their car, a cab, or the subway?" (09/12/16)

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Time-for-Hillary-Clinton-t-by-Michael-Collins-2016-Elections_911_Clinton-Collapse_Clinton-Concussion-160912-959.html  

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Election 2016: Clinton hides pneumonia diagnosis, collapses at 9/11 event, cancels trip

September 12, 2016
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Fox News    

"Hillary Clinton canceled plans to visit California on Monday and Tuesday and instead will rest at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y. following a medical episode that caused her to stagger and faint Sunday at a 9/11 commemoration ceremony, her campaign said. The Democratic presidential nominee fell on her way into her van and had to be helped by her security, according to witnesses and video of her leaving. A law enforcement source told Fox News that she 'clearly (was) having some type of medical episode.' Clinton's doctor revealed later that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday." (09/12/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/09/12/clinton-cancels-west-coast-visit-to-rest-after-health-episode.html  

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Clinton: “I regret” noticing character of Trump’s supporters

September 11, 2016
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USA Today USA Today    

"Hillary Clinton was on cleanup duty Saturday after saying at a fundraiser the previous night that half of Donald Trump's supporters, which numbered 13.3 million in the Republican primaries, fall into the 'basket of deplorables.' 'Last night I was 'grossly generalistic,' and that's never a good idea,' she said in a statement. 'I regret saying 'half' -- that was wrong.'" [editor's note: True, true. 90% sounds a lot more realistic. Her supporters, too - TLK] (09/10/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/09/10/clinton-trump-supporters-deplorable/90182922/  

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Facebook co-founder donates $20 million to defeat Trump

September 10, 2016
posted by

Politico    

"A co-founder of Facebook is shelling out $20 million to help Hillary Clinton and the Democrats in this year's elections. Dustin Moskovitz, who co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg and went on to found Asana, explained in a post on Medium that his decision to use 'large amounts of money' was 'not easy,' but that 'this cycle is different.' ... He said the Republicans and their nominee, Donald Trump, are running on 'a zero-sum vision, stressing a false contest between their constituency and the rest of the world.' The Democrats, in contrast, are 'running on a vision of optimism, pragmatism, inclusiveness and mutual benefit,' he writes." [hat tip -- Jerry McGovern] [editor's note: Well, he got the half about the Republicans right, anyway; on the Democrats, he's laughably wrong - TLK] (09/09/16)

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/dustin-moskovitz-facebook-2016-donation-227931  

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