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Who Will Win The US 2016 Election?

Poll closed Jan 20, 2017.
  1. Trump

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    40.8%
  2. Hillary

    18 vote(s)
    36.7%
  3. Biden

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  4. Bernie

    5 vote(s)
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  5. Jeb

    5 vote(s)
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  6. Rubio

    0 vote(s)
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  7. Walker

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  8. Kasich

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  9. Rand Paul

    0 vote(s)
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  10. Carson

    2 vote(s)
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    DNC Unity Tour Claims First Victim
    May 15, 2017


    The Briefing, Vol. V, Issue 20 – This week:

    • First victim of the DNC Unity Tour
    • Do voters care about the Comey firing? We’ll find out soon.
    • Freedom Caucus’ Labrador announces for governor
    Outlook

    Democratic discord: For obvious reasons (it happened the same evening as James Comey’s firing), the result in the Omaha mayor’s race did not get the attention it deserved. But it was a very big deal because of the buildup that had preceded it.

    In an environment where Democratic voter turnout has been unusually strong in by-elections, and the DNC had made this race a national focal point with a high-profile visit by its Bernie Sanders “Unity Tour,” Democrats came up far short against a GOP incumbent who had seemed vulnerable.

    And it happened because top Democratic leaders turned the race into an intra-party battle over the party’s uncomfortable position on abortion.

    No one can know for sure whether Heath Mello would have won if not for national Democrats’ interference. But his seven-point loss in Tuesday’s runoff was a disappointment after the incumbent — Jean Stothert, the first Republican mayor of Obama elected this century — received less than 44 percent of the vote in the non-partisan primary on April 4, and only about 1,400 more votes than Mello.

    National Democrats obviously sensed an opportunity after this result, because they scheduled a stop on the DNC Unity Tour, in which the party’s new leadership and Sen. Bernie Sanders have been running around the country, trying to show that the party’s fences have been mended after last year’s bitter presidential primary and the many allegations of vote-rigging.

    The problem is that when Sanders and DNC Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison showed up in Omaha to stump for Mello, the party’s highly influential abortion industry activists went nuts. Mello, it turns out, had sponsored and voted for pro-life bills during his time in the state legislature. This is what occasioned DNC Chairman Tom Perez’s subsequent declaration that pro-life candidates are not welcome in his party.

    Fast forward a few weeks, and Democrats lose a potentially winnable election. As Mello was giving his concession speech, state party chairwoman was cursing Perez’s name in a conversation with reporters: “It’s astounding that our party chairman would say pro-life Democrats are not welcome,” she said.

    It’s a truly amazing result that illustrates local Democratic candidates’ struggles to win in Red states and culturally conservative locales. If not for the Comey firing, we might be discussing little else besides the Democrats’ continued and unimproved inability to learn from their losses.

    Recall that in 2006, Democrats took advantage of an otherwise favorable environment to win a House majority in part by recruiting suitably moderate candidates in the states and districts where they were likely to fare better with voters in the heartland. The party now appears to be as far from embracing this strategy as it ever has been. And Democrats are also quite long way from the unity they are trying to project.

    Comey firing: The big story last week — the dominant story on every television show [​IMG]and in every publication — was obviously the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

    It’s a tricky issue for Trump. He seems genuinely not to have anticipated the blowback it has created. Democrats, after all, wanted Comey skinned alive right up until the moment he was fired.

    But they have successfully raised questions about the timing of his firing, some of which Republicans are also asking, based on the FBI director’s role (potentially peripheral or central, depending on who the next director is) in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Generally, the polls show that most voters disapprove of the action, and with only 29 percent approving, this demonstrates that even many of Trump’s ardent supporters feel that way. Still, it’s a lot harder looking at such polls to say how much people care.

    The Russia investigation may well be the Democrats’ Great Pumpkin — something that will never amount to anything real, but which inspires the little hope that Democratic partisans have left at the moment.

    Still, it is a real investigation, and something that Trump feels quite annoyed by. As Trump’s communications shop awkwardly tried to put it, they’d rather have it done right and quickly so that it’s behind them and no longer threatening Trump’s agenda. Comey’s firing is thus an obstacle to that goal. As they often say in Washington, the cover-up is worse than the crime. Many people have, rightly or wrongly, interpreted the Comey firing as a cover-up.

    Another consideration: Many people watching this issue will make their judgment based on President Trump’s choice of Comey’s replacement, which is likely to come down soon. The Democrats’ clamoring will continue either way, but if he chooses a partisan hack or a longtime supporter for the post, it’s going to be a lot more trouble with people who are less partisan. Various mainstream media reports suggest that Trump understands the gravity of the situation and is not taking it lightly — this minor crisis may prompt him even to reshuffle some top staff.

    The question we’ll be most interested in, of course, is the electoral fallout, if there is any. If the ongoing Beltway freakout is truly contagious and felt by the voting population, it could prove hazardous to Republicans’ health. If, on the other hand, it is limited to the chattering classes, it will be forgotten within a few weeks.

    We will know soon enough: There are two special House elections coming up very quickly to test how much traction this has with actual midterm voters. The first is in Montana on May 25, and the second is the runoff in Georgia’s Sixth District on June 20.

    In the Georgia race, Republican Karen Handel has taken President Trump’s side, arguing that Comey’s firing was overdue.

    Governor 2018

    Florida: Former Rep. Adam Putnam, R, disappeared from the national scene seven years ago when he left his House seat to run for Florida Agriculture Commissioner. He won, and has held that office ever since. Now he’s announced he’s running for the soon-to-be vacant governor’s office. He’s the first top-shelf Republican candidate to do so, but probably not the last. Democrats’ strongest candidate in the field by far is former Rep. Gwen Graham, daughter of former Gov. and Senator Bob Graham, who announced May 2.

    Idaho: Conservative Rep. Raul Labrador, R, has finally announced what people in the Gem State long expected: He’s running for governor. And in the GOP primary, whose winner is nearly certain to become governor, he has to be considered the favorite.

    In 2014, there were already rumors that Labrador might challenge the now-retiring incumbent, Gov. Butch Otter, R. But he declined, instead endorsing Otter’s conservative challenger, Russ Fulcher, who is in fact running again.

    Despite any potential split among conservatives, There’s likely to be a split on the moderate side as well. Lieutenant Gov. Brad Little, R, and developer Tommy Ahlquist, R, have also both announced already.

    Democrats currently have no serious candidates in the race. Barring an exceptional entry, they likely won’t be relevant at all.

    Senate 2018

    West Virginia: In some states, top-flight candidates are shying away from contentious races — perhaps a sign that they are worried about their party’s prospects in Trump’s first midterm. Not so in the Mountain State, where their battle for the Senate seat of Democrat Joe Manchin is definitely uphill, no matter how much support Trump has there.

    Rep. Evan Jenkins, R, a former Democratic legislator who was first elected to the U.S. House as a Republican in 2014, has announced he is running for Senate — a risky move for a safe House incumbent who hasn’t even served long enough (five years) to become vested in his House pension. With his early announcement, Jenkins is trying to force Attorney General Patrick Morrissey, R, to announce or decline early as well. A sharp contest between two of the state’s top Republicans would be unusual given what we’ve seen so far in 2018, but West Virginia is perhaps an unusual state right now.

    The state’s ongoing realignment, as dramatic as it has been since 2010, does not preclude the election of the right sort of Democrat. And Manchin, who was added to the Senate Democrats’ leadership team, has been careful not to antagonize the White House, voting for nearly all of his cabinet nominees. You could call him Trump’s favorite Senate Democrat.

    Manchin’s personal popularity will be tried by fire next year in a state that gave Trump 68 percent of the vote and re-elected their relatively new Republican legislative supermajority, but which at the same time picked a relatively conservative billionaire Democratic governor, Jim Justice, with 49 percent of the vote.
     
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    Viewers Outraged: ABC Cancels ‘Last Man Standing’ With Tim Allen
    Apr 15, 2017
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    Fans of the TV hit “Last Man Standing” are furious over the unexpected cancelling of one of ABC’s most popular shows. Many believe the show’s star, Tim Allen and his proud conservative views, have everything to do with it. Viewers want answers and have vowed to boycott the TV network in support of Allen and the show, also starting online petitions against ABC.

    The Washington Examiner adds, “‘Last Man Standing’ is one of the only shows on broadcast television, and the only sitcom, that is not constantly shoving liberal ideals down the throats of the viewers. And sadly, that is likely the real reason the show has been cancelled,” said a new petition on Change.org which collected nearly 10,000 signatures overnight.

    “With a plethora of ultra-liberal shows available on television, this show stood out from the rest and motivated conservatives who voted for President Trump. Please demand that Congress investigate whether LMS was cancelled for political reasons,” said another on PetitionCongress.org.

    Their appeals to ABC followed a blunt statement from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker that the cancellation reeked of politics.


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    .@ofcTimAllen Looks like @ABC is playing politics with your show despite decent ratings. Sad.http://www.dailywire.com/news/16317/despite-high-ratings-abc-cancels-trump-friendly-john-nolte#.WRRpbjxiLYQ.facebook …
     
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    We have an I deserve mentality, for some reason, maybe we do deserve everything...and more...

    I received a $5.00 raise every month on my SS Check, and my interest on the CDs are below 1%,

    I watched a child abuser who said he was born that way, and we have many others using the same excuse...

    Obama gave the world change, and a new flag flies, we use to laugh at Hollywood, and now I know they are laughing at US...

    In a way it is not bad being on the downwind leg, final touchdown is near....I was a nice ride...
     
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    it came today, they dropped the charges.

    it was all bullsh1t, the Swedes were trying to curry favor with the US.

    if you've ever seen the interviews with the girls, it was all positive, they essentially implied they were one night stands.
     
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    Congratulating The Coast Guard Class Of 2017

    President Trump delivered a commencement speech at the US Coast Guard academy congratulating the men and women on all their hard work. These fine young cadets are about to take their rightful place on the front line of defense for the United States of America. They deserve not only the congratulations but the gratitude of each and every American. They chose the path of service. They chose hard work, high standards, and a very noble mission to save lives, defend the homeland, and protect America’s interests around the world. They chose the Coast Guard.


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    Standing With Our Men And Women In Blue

    President Trump commemorated the hard work of peace officers in the United States. Each May, during Police Week, new names of fallen police officers are added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial. This year, 394 brave souls join the over 20,000 men and women who gave up their lives in the line of duty to protect us. Words cannot express the depths of our gratitude, but President Trump hopes that our actions will show our brave men and women in blue how deeply we care and how strongly we feel about protecting those who protect us. President Trump will always stand strong with you.

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    Celebrating Women’s Health Week

    Women’s Health Week started on Mother’s Day last Sunday. President Trump recognizes the importance of providing women access to the best health information and care. Our President is committed to working with Congress to help mothers—and fathers—have paid family leave so that childcare is accessible and affordable, and to invest in the comprehensive care that women receive at community health centers.

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    Completing The President’s Cabinet And Putting America First

    This week, Robert Lighthizer was sworn in as the new United States trade representative. With this swearing in ceremony, President Donald Trump’s Cabinet is finally complete. President Trump made a promise to the American people -- to fight for trade that puts America first. And in choosing Robert Lighthizer as the U.S. Trade Representative, President Trump is keeping his promise to put America first.

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    Strengthening The Asian American And Pacific Islander Communities

    Vice President Pence welcomed an outstanding group to the White House to join in a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. For the better part of our nation’s history, the people of Asia and the Pacific have come to America in search of a better life and a brighter future, and now our history books are literally filled with the names of trailblazers. And today, Americans of Asian and Pacific Island descent are the fastest-growing group in America. More than 20 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders now call the United States their home, and they make a difference in the life of our nation every single day.

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    President Trump is making his first trip abroad as President of the United States to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Rome, and finish in Sicily before returning home.

    With the safety, security, and interests of the American people as his priority, he will strengthen old friendships and will seek new partners.

    President Trump will ask them to unite for a future of peace and opposition opportunity for our peoples and the peoples of the world.
     
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    Let's hope they treat Trump better than they did Obama,

    My guess is they will show up just to check out his wife, he does have a First Class family, and it is not his first trip.out of the country...
     
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    The King met him on the tarmac, red carpet, and put Trump on a pedestal......

    110 Bn arms deal.

    They Love Trump:)
     
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    They hated Obama because of his love affair with Iran, giving them all those billions, for nothing, idiot.
     
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    Trump Considering A Fox News Host for White House Press Secretary
    by Liberty News Now - May 15, 2017

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    Reports are surfacing that Donald Trump is actually considering Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle for the position of White House press secretary.

    Guilfoyle appears regularly on Fox News Channel and co-hosts the network’s primetime show “The Five.”

    The New York Times reported, this Friday, Guilfoyle has caught President Trump’s attention and is seen as a potential replacement for Sean Spicer, the current press secretary.

    According to the Times’ report, “while Mr. Trump has raised the Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle to allies as a possible press secretary, he has spent several hours with Mr. Spicer this week, praising his television ‘ratings’ during the briefings.”

    This is certainly not the first time that Guilfoyle’s name has been mentioned as a possible press secretary.

    In December, prior to Spicer’s appointment for the position, reports surfaced that Guilfoyle was one of the top candidates for the job and that she and Spicer, a former spokesperson for the Republican National Committee, might split the responsibilities.

    Media sources covered the news as, “Fox News’ Kimberly Guilfoyle has been making a push for the White House press secretary role. Per the report, Republican National Committee spokesperson Sean Spicer is still seen as the favorite for the position. But the team is looking at offering Guilfoyle an ‘ancillary role,’ and that there is consideration of perhaps having Spicer and the Fox host split the position.”

    The reports on Guilfoyle emerged as Trump mentioned that he was looking to end regular White House press briefings entirely.

    President Trump wrote on Twitter, “s a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!”

    He then added, “Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future ‘press briefings’ and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???”

    Although, Guilfoyle did not respond to the news, but she was noted wearing shoes sold by President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, on Friday night airing of her show.
     
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    With our current tax code, we are basically telling companies to outsource their manufacturing. Why on earth are we doing that?
    - Paul Ryan -
    We keep hearing a lot of talk but not seeing a lot of action

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    We outsource our politicians, and pay them later for speechs, and buy their books in bulk..and other favors...
     
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    i can honestly say, i have never paid to watch apolitical speaker, and never bought their books, and never paid for favours....
     
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    MEDIA BUZZ
    It's not your imagination: Study finds Trump coverage overwhelmingly negative
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    By Howard KurtzPublished May 22, 2017

    Kurtz: How the mainstream media are piling on Trump

    You may have gotten the impression that the coverage of President Trump is kinda sorta pretty negative.

    That’s not quite right: It’s overwhelmingly negative. Stunningly negative. Head-shakingly negative.

    That’s according to a new study by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, a widely respected operation that chronicles media coverage.

    And adding to the sharply negative tone is the sheer volume. It’s not your imagination—Donald Trump is the most heavily covered president ever.

    The center examined the coverage of Trump’s first 100 days in three major papers—the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post—and the main newscasts of CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News.

    The top line figure: Some 80 percent of these stories and segments had a negative tone, 20 percent positive (beyond those that were neutral). That is bad. In fact, it’s twice as negative as the coverage of Barack Obama’s first 100 days, and much more negative than that for George W. Bush and Bill Clinton as well.

    And the differences are stark when you drill down by news organization.

    At CNN and NBC, 93 percent of the stories were negative in tone toward Trump, the study says. Put another way, their main newscasts could find only 7 percent of stories worth being positive toward the president.

    CBS wasn’t far behind, at 91 percent negative. Then there was the New York Times (87 percent) and Washington Post (83 percent).

    The Wall Street Journal clocked in at 70 percent negative.

    And Fox News was, well, fair and balanced. The study found Bret Baier’s “Special Report” to be 52 percent negative and 48 percent positive toward Trump. The network that is often derided by the rest of the media for being too pro-Trump was actually the fairest, according to the Harvard researchers.

    What’s more, issues matter. It’s telling that 96 percent of the coverage of immigration was negative, along with 87 percent of the coverage on health care and Russia’s impact on the election. Some 81 percent of the coverage on Trump’s fitness for office was negative. Those are all subjects with a pretty clear media narrative. By contrast, “only” 54 percent of the stories on the economy were negative.

    Even in the president’s best week of the period examined, when he ordered airstrikes against Syria, his coverage was 70 percent negative.

    Overall, say the researchers, the coverage of President Trump “was negative even by the standards of today’s hyper-critical press.”

    And all of this resonates in a very loud echo chamber. On the national networks studied, 41 percent of the stories involved Trump. That means of everything going on in the world, more than four out of 10 stories dealt with this president—three times the usual level, Shorenstein says.

    And Trump was the featured speaker in nearly two-thirds of these reports, talking or tweeting. So if Trump seems inescapable, he is.

    Why? He drives ratings, pure and simple. Boring presidents don’t rate as much airtime. And whether you like or loathe Trump, it’s fair to say he’s never boring.
     
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    Looks to me the Democrats gained 7 million potential voters,

    What you mean it was not successful, and nothing wrong with the black panthers, we need guns also, so smoke a joint, and smiles,

    There is a big difference between imagination, and being imported..
     
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    yes that additional 7 million in poverty shld have increased their base, but maybe not motivated enough to get out of bed and vote for Liar Liar Pants Suit On Fire:rolleyes:
     
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