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Gary Hart May Have Been Set Up for His Political Fall

October 22, 2018 |

One of the biggest political sex scandals of the modern era—one that perhaps helped the elder George Bush become president—may have been a set-up. So writes James Fallows in the Atlantic regarding the fate of Colorado Sen. Gary Hart in 1987. Hart had been a leading contender for…
Newser

Political fallout from Jamal Khashoggi’s death

October 22, 2018 |

Saudi state media say columnist Jamal Khashoggi died in fight at the Saudi columnist in Istanbul, Turkey; reaction and analysis from the ‘Special Report’ All-Stars.
FOX News

Laura Ingraham: Midterm madness — Elizabeth Warren, other Dems embrace victimhood as a political platform

October 16, 2018 |

At some point in life, we all have to decide whether we want to be victims or victors. Do we want to be defined by slights and wrongs, ones that are perceived or real? That we suffer at the hands of others. Two hundred and forty-two years ago, our forefathers made the decision that kind of sitting around bemoaning our fate under British rule wasn’t going to get us anywhere. They decided to do something about it.
FOX News

Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit

October 14, 2018 |

Facebook said Thursday that it has purged more than 800 U.S publishers and accounts for flooding users with politically oriented content that violated the company’s spam policies, a move that could reignite accusations of political censorship.

The accounts and pages, with names like Reasonable…


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TMZ

Hollywood’s Political Donations for Democrats Strong Even Before Taylor Swift’s Plea

October 11, 2018 |

Taylor Swift certainly talked a big game by endorsing 2 candidates in Tennessee, but a bunch of other celebs are doing more than talking — they’re paying to support their fave Democrats.  We did some digging into 2018 Federal Election…

TMZ.com

Trump Slams Taylor Swift After Star Gets Political

October 9, 2018 |

President Trump now likes Taylor Swift 25% less than he did before she revealed her political leanings —but it’s not clear whether the president was much of a Swiftie in the first place. After reporters told Trump Monday that the star had endorsed a Democrat against Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn…
Newser

Taylor Swift Gets Political

October 8, 2018 |

Taylor Swift broke her long silence on her political beliefs Sunday—and it wasn’t to agree with Kanye West about President Trump . In an Instagram post , the star spoke out in support of two Democratic candidates in Tennessee, CNN reports. “In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my…
Newser

6 Siblings of Ariz. Rep Appear in Political Ads— for His Opponent

September 22, 2018 |

Recruiting one of your opponent’s family members to appear in your political ad would be considered a minor coup; pulling in six of them would be quite “stunning.” That’s how ABC News describes the latest spots from David Brill, a Democrat running against GOP incumbent Paul Gosar to represent Arizona’s…
Newser

Severely Ill Pussy Riot Member ‘Poisoned for Political Reasons’

September 16, 2018 |

A member of Russia’s Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist was being taken to Germany on Saturday for treatment after his suspected poisoning. Maria Alekhina tells the AP that Pyotr Verzilov was being flown to Berlin, but she did not give details. Independent news site Meduza…
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