Posts Tagged ‘ Democratic Party ’

Clinton, Trump try to BS veterans in forum appearances

September 8, 2016
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New York Times    

"Hillary Clinton defended her support for military intervention in Libya and the nuclear deal with Iran in a television forum on Wednesday, but flatly ruled out sending American troops to Iraq. Mrs. Clinton also denied again that she had been careless with classified information as secretary of state, arguing that it was her 'rock steadiness' that made her the better choice for president. ... After Mrs. Clinton’s appearance, Mr. Trump attacked the foreign policy of the Obama administration, which he called 'the dumbest foreign policy' he had ever seen. The leadership of the military, Mr. Trump said, had been 'reduced to rubble.' He also repeated the false claim that he had been against the war in Iraq from the beginning." (09/07/16)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/08/us/politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-national-security.html  

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Google is STILL rigging searches for Hillary Clinton

September 7, 2016
posted by

Seton Motley Heartland Institute
by Seton Motley  

"[N]o Valley institution has been more proactively Leftist -- than mammoth, monster Google. The Venn diagram between the company and the Barack Obama Administration -- is one circle evenly, perfectly laid over another. And the policy rewards from the administration for Google's support and fealty -- are great, and continuing to grow. But most of these Google gifts are the result of unilateral administration power grabs -- and thus ephemeral. They can (and should) all be unilaterally undone by the next administration. Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton has promised to keep in place the ones to which she's spoken -- most vocally, most importantly the awful Network Neutrality. So Google is a big Clinton fan -- and wants to see her succeed Obama. So they've been rigging their searches to her benefit -- more specifically, hiding damaging search results. This became a thing in June." (09/06/16)

http://blog.heartland.org/2016/09/google-is-still-rigging-searches-for-hillary-clinton/  

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Let Gary Johnson debate Clinton and Trump

September 1, 2016
posted by

Michael D. Tanner Cato Institute
by Michael D Tanner  

"We are now less than a month from the first presidential debate, but several questions remain to be decided. Will Donald Trump show up? Who will be the moderator? And, perhaps most important, will there be three podiums on the stage or just two? Given that 57 percent of voters say they feel dissatisfied with a choice between Clinton and Trump, one might think that debate organizers would be eager to include a credible third-party candidate in the mix. A former two-term governor who will likely be on the ballot in all 50 states and is running in double digits in many polls would fit that criteria. But unless something changes over the next few weeks, it seems likely that the candidate who fits that description will not be invited." (08/31/16)

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/let-gary-johnson-debate-clinton-trump-read  

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Democratic Party tactics for “dealing” with Black Lives Matter leaked by hacker

September 1, 2016
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International Business Times    

"An internal memo reportedly hacked from the personal computer of Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the US House of Representatives, shows how officials were briefed on how to respond to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement -- including 'tactics' on how to answer questions by activists. The document, reportedly authored in November last year by a staffer called Troy Perry .... instructs Democratic Party officials to 'meet with local activists.' He wrote: 'If approached by BLM activists, campaign staff should offer to meet with local activists. Invited BLM attendees should be limited. Please aim for personal or small group meetings.' He advised to 'listen to their concerns' but 'don't offer support for concrete policy positions.'" [hat tip -- Angela Keaton] (08/31/16)

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/democratic-party-tactics-dealing-black-lives-matter-leaked-by-hacker-1578918  

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Hillary and the Clinton Foundation: Exemplars of America’s political rot

August 29, 2016
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Eric Draitser  

"Hillary Clinton may be enjoying a comfortable lead in national polls, but she is far from enjoying a comfortable night's sleep given the ever-widening maelstrom of scandals engulfing her presidential bid. And while Clinton delights in bloviating about a decades-long 'vast, right wing conspiracy' against her, the fact is that it's the Clinton political machine's long and storied track record of criminality, duplicity, and corruption that haunts her like Lincoln's ghost silently skulking through White House bedrooms." (08/29/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/08/29/hillary-and-the-clinton-foundation-exemplars-of-americas-political-rot/  

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Assange: WikiLeaks will release “thousands” more Clinton documents before US election

August 26, 2016
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Wikileaks International Business Times    

"Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblowing platform WikiLeaks, has promised another batch of 'significant' documents relating to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be released before the US election on 8 November. ... In July, WikiLeaks released thousands of emails reportedly hacked from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) which resulted in a number of high-profile resignations including the group's chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz." (08/25/16)

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/assange-wikileaks-will-release-thousands-more-clinton-documents-before-us-election-1577986  

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Why Democrats keep winning presidential elections

August 25, 2016
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The Atlantic The Atlantic
by Ronald Brownstein  

"Since the 1828 election of Andrew Jackson that historians consider the birth of the modern two-party system, no party has ever won the presidential popular vote six times over seven elections. Even the nation's most successful political figures have fallen short of that standard. Throughout American history, a partisan advantage that lasts across so many presidential elections doesn't happen by accident, or simply because one side nominates more attractive candidates or develops better campaign techniques. Instead, parties have established the kind of lasting presidential edge Democrats have enjoyed since 1992 only by cementing the allegiance of critical -- and usually growing -- voting blocs in the electorate." (08/25/16)

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/08/why-democrats-keep-winning-presidential-elections/497345/  

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A mandateless election

August 25, 2016
posted by

Michael D. Tanner National Review
by Michael D Tanner  

"Less than half of both Trump and Clinton voters say that they 'strongly support' their candidate. Overall, 57 percent of voters say that they are dissatisfied with both candidates, including 31 percent who are 'very dissatisfied.' Only 13 percent report that they are 'very satisfied' with their choice. Since, barring a Gary Johnson upset or intervention by the Sweet Meteor of Death, one of them will have to win, millions of Americans will be voting for someone they don’t think should be president. In fact, half of all those voting for Clinton and 55 percent of those voting for Trump say that they are actually voting against the other candidate rather than for their choice. That's not exactly what one would call a mandate." (08/24/16)

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439276/mandate-govern-will-either-candidate-have-it  

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Trump vs. Clinton: It’s all about the debates

August 24, 2016
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Ted Rall  

"[I]f the election were held today, Hillary Clinton would beat Trump by a sizable margin. But that's not the case. Two months is a long time. Old scandals percolate; new ones emerge. Another terrorist attack could prompt voters to turn to the right. By far the biggest potential game changer, however, are the presidential debates. Conventional wisdom says Hillary Clinton will use her superior command of the facts and her ability to namedrop world leaders to run circles around Trump. But conventional wisdom is often wrong -- just ask unstoppable 2016 Republican presidential nominee Jeb Bush. I think Donald will trounce Hillary in the debates." (08/23/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/08/23/trump-vs-clinton-its-all-about-the-debates/  

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FBI uncovers 15K undisclosed emails in Clinton probe

August 23, 2016
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The Hill The Hill    

"The FBI has uncovered almost 15,000 previously undisclosed documents sent directly to or from Hillary Clinton, State Department lawyers confirmed before a federal judge on Monday. The documents were found during the course of the FBI's investigation into Clinton’s use of a personal email server as secretary of State. ... The agency has pledged to release the approximately 14,900 documents .... But it remains unsettled whether the full set will be out before the presidential election on Nov. 8 and lawyers for the conservative watchdog group that has demanded the release have accused the agency of slow-walking the production." (08/22/16)

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/292199-fbi-uncovered-15k-undisclosed-emails-in-clinton-probe  

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Hillary Clinton’s tax plan under the NCPA’s model of the US economy

August 22, 2016
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Pamela Villarreal National Center for Policy Analysis
by Pamela Villareal  

"Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's tax plan would increase public sector jobs by 49,000 in 2017, but they would come at a cost of 207,000 private sector jobs, according to an analysis by the National Center for Policy Analysis. In 2026, the public sector would gain 54,000 jobs, but 265,000 private sector jobs would be lost. In essence, every government job created by Hillary would eventually cost nearly 5 private sector jobs. Her plan would have other recessionary effects ..." [summary -- full paper available as PDF download] (08/22/16)

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=26596  

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Hillary’s hubris: Only tell the rich for $5000 a minute!

August 22, 2016
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Ralph Nader  

"There is a growing asymmetry between the media's mounting demands for Donald Trump to release his tax returns (Hillary has done so) and their diminishing demands that Hillary Clinton release the secret transcripts of her $5000 per minute speeches before closed-door banking conferences and other business conventions. The Washington Post, an endorser of Clinton, in its August 18 issue devoted another round of surmising as to why Trump doesn't want to release his tax returns -- speculating that he isn't as rich as he brags he is, that he pays little or no taxes, and that he gives little to charity. Other media outlets endorsing Hillary have been less than vociferous in demanding that she release what she told business leaders in these pay-to-play venues." (08/22/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/08/22/hillarys-hubris-only-tell-the-rich-for-5000-a-minute/  

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Hillary Clinton’s terrible tax plan

August 18, 2016
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Veronique de Rugy Reason
by Veronique de Rugy  

"Hillary Clinton recently laid out her plan for the economy, which boils down to more government, more spending, more taxes, more regulations, and more red tape. It translates into more debt and less growth. Some of the most outrageous provisions of her plan are those that target U.S. corporations abroad. To be fair, Clinton's policies are very similar to those of President Barack Obama. They both want to prevent U.S. companies from leaving the country through a process called inversion. They both also fundamentally misunderstand the reasons behind inversions and try to fix the perceived problem by treating the symptoms rather than the causes." (08/18/16)

http://reason.com/archives/2016/08/18/hillary-clintons-terrible-tax-plan  

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Clinton: Unhinged?

August 18, 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  

"Clinton's strategy for distracting attention from her corruption and incompetence, so that she can win the White House, is an all-out attempt to re-start the Cold War (at the risk of one or more very hot wars) and resurrect Joe McCarthy between now and November. And it just might work. No, I can't bring myself to support Donald Trump. But it's getting harder and harder to peg him as the distinctively harebrained, irresponsible, unhinged one in the race. Clinton is still a game down to Trump in the World Series of Crazy, but it looks like the series will go all the way to seven." (08/17/16)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/7164  

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Hacker reveals personal information for almost 200 congressional Democrats

August 14, 2016
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Wall Street Journal    

"A hacker posted cellphone numbers and other personal information of nearly 200 current and former congressional Democrats on Friday, the latest public disclosure of sensitive records this election season. The hacker, or group of hackers, going by the name 'Guccifer 2.0' said the records were stolen as part of a breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. A number of files were posted onto Guccifer 2.0’s website, including a spreadsheet that has information, such as phone numbers and email addresses, for 193 people." (08/13/16)

http://www.wsj.com/articles/hacker-reveals-personal-information-for-almost-200-democrats-1471048195  

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Ukraine’s “October Surprise”

August 14, 2016
posted by

Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"[T]he Ukrainians -- like the rest of the world -- have been watching the US presidential campaign, and they don't like what they see. Donald Trump, while disdaining to get involved in Ukraine's feud with the Kremlin, is asking 'Wouldn't it be good if we could get along with Russia?' This has provoked the Ukrainians into paroxysms of spittle-flecked hysteria. ... In short, the leaders of Ukraine hate Trump, have continually denounced him, and are openly rooting for a Clinton victory in November: by launching a terrorist attack on Crimea, and before that trying to assassinate the President of the rebellious Luhansk Republic in eastern Ukraine -- they put a bomb under his car, seriously injuring him -- they hope to provoke Putin into taking military action. And voila!, we have an 'October surprise' -- with Hillary taking a hard-line anti-Russian stance, and Trump put in the position of seeming to defend Russian 'aggression.'" (08/12/16)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2016/08/11/ukraines-october-surprise/  

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Regardless of the election, Americans can expect less privacy

August 9, 2016
posted by

Anthony Gregory Independent Institute
by Anthony Gregory  

"As far back as we can trace the American surveillance state, its defenders and detractors have transcended any consistent partisan divide. Republican president Theodore Roosevelt created what became the Federal Bureau of Investigation, against warnings from both parties. Democrat Woodrow Wilson oversaw a massive expansion of foreign and domestic intelligence during World War I. For forty-eight years, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI conducted spying on behalf of both parties' presidents, who were often eager for his assistance targeting political enemies. Both Republicans and Democrats targeted foreigners, allies, the far right, and the radical left." (08/08/16)

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8842  

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Clinton supporters to hold fundraiser at cybersecurity conference

August 3, 2016
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CNN Money    

"Some of the world's top security officials are heading to Las Vegas for Black Hat this week. And Hillary Clinton's campaign could get a boost. During the week-long conference, a cybersecurity-focused fundraiser will be held, according to Clinton's website. According to a campaign official, the event was organized by supporters without any involvement from the campaign. ... Developing relationships with supporters in the security community makes sense for a campaign that's been plagued with a number of cybersecurity issues, most notably Clinton's email controversy. The Democratic National Committee recently revealed that it had been hacked, and some experts believe it is linked to the Russian government." (08/02/16)

http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/02/technology/clinton-fundraiser-black-hat/  

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The Clinton chasm

August 3, 2016
posted by

Paul Jacob Common Sense
by Paul Jacob  

"Hillary Clinton is roundly disliked by millions of outsiders, but admired by hundreds of politicians and activists. What sets her apart? She listens. Well, that's Ezra Klein's take in 'Understanding Hillary,' an almost-believable piece of apologetics courtesy of Vox. He calls Hillary's problem 'The Gap,' though 'Vast Chasm' is more like it." (08/02/16)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2016/08/02/the-clinton-chasm/  

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First GOP congressman: “I will vote for Mrs. Clinton”

August 2, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Retiring GOP Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) said he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November, making him the first Republican member of Congress to openly announce his support for the Democratic presidential nominee. In an op-ed for Syracuse.com, Hanna writes that Trump is 'deeply flawed in endless ways' and 'unrepentant in all things' before declaring: 'While I disagree with her on many issues, I will vote for Mrs. Clinton.'" (08/02/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/02/politics/richard-hanna-voting-for-clinton/index.html  

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Hillary may act like a dictator if elected, but that is not the worst problem

August 1, 2016
posted by

The Daily Bell
by staff  

"Nobody who opposes the Clintons' technocratic and deeply authoritarian vision for America should have any illusions of what is to come if Hillary is elected to office. She will cloak her actions only perfunctory legal legitimacy. Really, she will not want to conceal her activities. She is not just driven to rule but to make it clear to the world that she is impervious to the ramifications of even the most exploitative and evil behavior. It is this second compulsion that in our view makes Hillary so dangerous. She won't merely act in a dictatorial fashion, she will do so in a way that purposefully aggravates the already deep fractures of American society and the polarizations of the electorate." (08/01/16)

http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/hillary-may-act-like-a-dictator-if-elected-but-that-is-not-the-worst-problem/  

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The 2016 election by the numbers

July 31, 2016
posted by

Liberty Unbound Libertarian Unbound
by Jon Harrison  

"In a previous essay I predicted the electoral demise of Donald Trump. Election Day is more than three months away, and a lot can happen in that amount of time. All human activity is fraught with uncertainty; no one can predict with absolute assurance what will happen tomorrow, much less who will be elected president in November. That said, I offer the reader my analysis of the Trump-Clinton race, with a state-by-state breakdown that I strongly believe reflects what will happen in November." (07/29/16)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1584  

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Clinton thanks Democrats for sacrificing election prospects to her boundless ego

July 28, 2016
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Veronica Crabtree National Public Radio [US state media]    

"Hillary Clinton accepted her party's nomination on Thursday completing the field for an American political campaign without historical precedent. Clinton has now officially become Republican Donald Trump's Democratic rival for the presidency of the United States. 'It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise that I accept your nomination for President of the United States,' Clinton said." (07/28/16)

http://www.npr.org/2016/07/28/487836778/final-day-of-the-dnc-hillary-clinton-will-accept-her-nomination  

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Trump urges Russia to hack Clinton’s email

July 27, 2016
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The Great Cornholio Politico    

"Donald Trump invited Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails on Wednesday, asking them to find 'the 30,000 emails that are missing' from the personal server she used during her time as secretary of state. 'It would be interesting to see, I will tell you this, Russia, if you're listening I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,' the Republican nominee said at a news conference in Florida. 'I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.' The discussion of Putin comes amid Democratic accusations that Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's emails. Trump said that's a 'sideshow' to distract from the contents of the emails." (07/27/16)

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/trump-putin-no-relationship-226282  

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Democrats: Screw it, we were tired of the White House anyway

July 27, 2016
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Veronica Crabtree NBC News    

"Hillary Clinton is now officially the Democratic presidential nominee, making history as the first woman ever to secure the backing of a major American political party. Clinton was formally nominated on the second evening of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, more than nine years after launching her first presidential bid." (07/26/16)

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/hillary-clinton-becomes-first-female-nominee-major-u-s-political-n617406  

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