Tag: 2016 Elections

Nov 18

The Russian Connection: Flynn, Russia and Turkey

It was reported a couple of weeks ago that Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab, who is under indictment for violating US sanctions on Iran along with three others, had been released from the Metropolitan Correctional Facility in Brooklyn and has completely disappeared. The FBI has stated that Mr. Zarrab is still in their custody but …

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Aug 28

The Russian Connection: About That Dossier

Remember the 35 page dossier that was handed to Senator john McCain (R_AZ) that contained explosive information that Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia to undermine Hillary Clinton? You know, the on that contained lurid details of The Donald’s getting Russian prostitutes to urinate on a Moscow hotel room bed on which Barack and Michelle Obama …

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May 11

The Russian Connection: This Is Not Going Well, Bigly

It’s hard to know where to start with Trump’s latest stunt to distract from the Russian connection of his campaign. The one thing of which we are certain is that Trump is an inveterate liar and he can’t keep his lies straight. In his interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, he repeated each of his lies …

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May 10

The Russian Connection: FBI Director Fired

There are a lot of Hillary supporters out there that think the firing of FBI Director James Comey was justice. Perhaps, there is a little satisfaction there but it was hardly the motive for the sudden dismissal. It is quite obvious that the real reason that Trump fired him was not his mishandling of the …

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Dec 15

Pondering The Reasons and Sources Of Hacks

What is hacking in the first place? It is the use of a computer to gain unauthorized access to data and systems. Plain and simple, it is espionage, spying. It is illegal. Besides the hacking for personal information to steal credit card and from bank accounts, it is done by countries to spy and disrupt …

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Oct 27

Crazy Eddie, Voter Intimidation and The Donald

Back in 1981 The Republican National Committee was sued for voter intimidation during the New Jersey gubernatorial race: The RNC allegedly created a voter challenge list by mailing sample ballots to individuals in precincts with a high percentage of racial or ethnic minority registered voters and, then, including individuals whose postcards were returned as undeliverable …

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Oct 03

Why The Vice Presidential Debate Is Important

The vice presidential nominees, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Governor Mike Pence (R-IN), face off in their only debate tomorrow night. The importance of this debate may seem insignificant to most voters but this election has changed that significantly. Since the GOP nominee at the top of the ticket is entirely unfit to be president, …

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Aug 31

2016 Primaries: State and Local

Bet you thought the silly season ended with the last presidential primary. Wrong. It just continues at the state and local levels. Yesterday Arizona and Florida held theirs. Here are some the more notable results. Arizona: Republican Sen. John McCain has also won the primary race for his Senate seat. His main opponent in this …

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Jul 29

Hillary Clinton Accepts Nomination To Be President

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accepted the nomination od the Democratic Party to be the first woman President of the Untied States. Introduced by her daughter, Chelsea, she strode out onto the stage to deliver a strong, positive speech about who she is and what she would do for America as its president. At …

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Jul 03

Sam Bee: Oh Shit, Brexit

The British voted to exit the European Union, a vote that was driven mostly by xenophobia and racism. They haven’t even left yet and the British economy is already feeling the backlash. Sam Bee, host of TBS’ “Full Frontal,” compares #Brexit to the current US presidential election that could put a racist, xenophobe in the …

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Jun 07

2016 Primaries: It’s Almost Over

Except for the District of Columbia caucus on June 14, voters in the last five states went to the polls this morning. It’s been over for the Republicans for awhile. It was essentially was over yesterday for the Democrats when Hillary Clinton, after winning 36 delegates in the Puerto Rico primary, gained enough elected and …

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May 24

Good News For Ohio Voters, For Now

This morning, a court in Ohio restored early voting days The U.S. District Court of Southern Ohio ruled Tuesday that the deep cuts to Ohio’s early voting days signed into law by Gov. John Kasich (R) are “unconstitutional and…accordingly unenforceable.” Judge Michael Watson sided with the Ohio Democratic Party, which had sued the state for …

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