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Video: Hackers show CBS why you should worry about the upcoming election
8/10/2016 10:01:50 AM  Ed Morrissey
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Second look at butterfly ballots? Well, maybe not those, but perhaps the panicky shift toward electronic voting deserves a second look by some jurisdictions. CBS’ This Morning offered a cautionary — if somewhat alarmist — look at the
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Those recovered Clinton emails may not be made public until after the election
8/10/2016 9:21:35 AM  Jazz Shaw
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As you likely recall, when James Comey released the findings of his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private bathroom email server, he mentioned the fact that they had recovered “thousands” of emails which had been intentionally
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Rio Recap: Day Four
8/10/2016 9:01:59 AM  Christine Rousselle
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The U.S. domination of Rio continues, and the U.S. is still sitting atop the medal table with 26 medals–including nine gold. Here are some of the highlights from Tuesday: Star of the day: The Final Five, USA, Gymnastics The Final Five.
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Lessons from the thumping: All politics is local
8/10/2016 8:41:18 AM  Ed Morrissey
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For the past several months, social media and some conservative firebrands salivated over the prospect of the primary in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional district. Predictions were made of an ignominious Paul Ryan defeat, even after polling emerged
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Federal report accuses Baltimore PD of a multitude of sins
8/10/2016 8:01:52 AM  Jazz Shaw
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Despite the court rejection of charges against the Baltimore Police Department in the Freddie Gray case, Loretta Lynch’s Justice Department is issuing a report today which accuses the police in Charm City of systemic bias and excessive force. The
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Trump: 'There can be no other interpretation' of '2nd amendment people' comment
8/10/2016 7:21:25 AM  Larry O'Connor
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Tuesday night Donald Trump told Sean Hannity that “there can be no other interpretation” of his comments about “2nd amendment people” preventing Hillary Clinton from appointing pro-gun control judges if she is elected president
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Golden Girls Once Again
8/9/2016 11:01:31 PM  Christine Rousselle
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The U.S. Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team is on top of the world once again after hitting 12-for-12 routines in the team final on Tuesday afternoon. The U.S. demolished the competition and won by over eight points. The U.S. women did not lose a
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Video: Lessons from Venezuela
8/9/2016 9:41:44 PM  John Sexton
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I came across this a few days ago but it’s still timely and relevant. A group called Freedom Partners, which Wikipedia tells me is a chamber of commerce group partially funded by the Koch brothers, put together this excellent seven minute video
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No, the GOP shouldn't engage in a "negotiated surrender" to Hillary
8/9/2016 9:01:34 PM  Allahpundit
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I can’t tell if Jamie Weinstein is satirizing Republican doomsaying about the election with this piece or if he really does want Reince to march into DNC headquarters and present his sword. Granted, the polls look bad, but good lord. Three months
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Live blog: Wisconsin primary and Nehlenmas; Update: AP calls election for Ryan in big win
8/9/2016 8:21:01 PM  Ed Morrissey
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10:48 – With all of the significant races called, we’ll wrap things up here. How big was Paul Ryan’s win tonight? Ellen Carmichael goes to the scorecards: In 2014, Paul Ryan got 94.27% of total vote in his party primary w/40,813
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Michael Hayden on Trump's "Second Amendment people": If anyone else had said it, they'd be arrested; Update: Trump clarifies
8/9/2016 7:41:23 PM  Allahpundit
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Well, okay, but if any other government official had mishandled classified information “extremely carelessly,” they’d be facing trial in federal court. This is the sort of calculus our two nominees have led us to this year. I agree with
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WikiLeaks is fueling a conspiracy theory about the DNC hack
8/9/2016 7:01:52 PM  John Sexton
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WikiLeaks intentionally waded into conspiracy theory territory today. It began Tuesday morning when the group announced a $20,000 reward for information on the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich. Rich was shot and killed in Washington D.C. last
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Erdogan and Putin are patching things up in a bad sign for the US
8/9/2016 6:31:57 PM  Jazz Shaw
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While we’ve been writing about the declining situation in Turkey for a while now, events in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s post-coup dictatorship continue to head in the wrong direction. After essentially shutting down the media and disappearing
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Quinnipiac battleground poll: Trump statistically tied in four-way race in Florida and Ohio, but…
8/9/2016 6:01:45 PM  Allahpundit
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I wondered this morning why there aren’t any recent polls from Florida and Ohio and this afternoon I’m getting not one but two from each for my trouble. One will be published by NBC/WSJ at 5 p.m. ET (about an hour from now as I write this).
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Still Trump-skeptical after all these weeks
8/9/2016 5:31:22 PM  Ed Morrissey
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Two months ago, I offered my position as a voter in the 2016 presidential election: undecided. I’m firmly #NeverHillary, and always will oppose the Clinton Restoration project for a number of reasons — abortion, Supreme Court, corruption,
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Trump's aside about 'Second Amendment people' creates immediate backlash (Updated)
8/9/2016 5:01:26 PM  John Sexton
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At a rally today in Wilmington, North Carolina Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton wanted to “essentially abolish” the Second Amendment. “If she gets to pick her judges nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said. Then he added this
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So now we can't kick fugitive felons out of public housing
8/9/2016 4:31:18 PM  Jazz Shaw
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Perhaps when you’ve finished digesting this story you could explain to me precisely when we reached the point where this was even up for debate. Chuck Grassley had some tough questions for HUD Secretary Julian Castro last week which had to do with
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The next head of the RNC: Ted Cruz's VP choice?
8/9/2016 4:01:54 PM  Allahpundit
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I’m amused at the thought of one-half of the Cruz/Fiorina ticket taking command of the Republican establishment. She’ll have more name recognition thanks to her presidential campaign than most of her competition for the job will, and of
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Tuesday TEMS: Benji Backer, Andrew Malcolm, Gen. Michael Flynn
8/9/2016 3:31:30 PM  Ed Morrissey
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Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we have another great lineup for the news of the day! The show will be streamed on Hot Air’s Facebook page and embedded here and on the show page for those who are not on Facebook. Join us as we
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Hillary's aides agreed to 'take care of' associate of Clinton Foundation insider
8/9/2016 3:01:19 PM  John Sexton
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Tuesday, Judicial Watch published nearly 300 documents including 44 emails it says were not previously turned over to the State Department. One 2009 email chain shows Clinton insider, and creator of the Clinton Global Initiative, Douglas Band asking
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Great news: Rod Blagojevich may be getting out of jail early
8/9/2016 2:31:47 PM  Jazz Shaw
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This seems to be a day for names to pop up in the news that are blasts from the past. First it was Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and now it’s Rod Blagojevich. The two don’t have much in common other than a propensity to leave cable news anchors tongue
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McMullin: So far, I'm doing a lot of media
8/9/2016 2:01:59 PM  Ed Morrissey
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“First of all, a lot of people don’t know who you are,” Hugh Hewitt accurately states as he introduces Evan McMullin, the latest candidate to enter the presidential race even as more than half of the states have closed ballot access to
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Clinton agrees to all three presidential debates as media worries Trump won't show; Update: I'll do three, says Trump, if…
8/9/2016 1:31:17 PM  Allahpundit
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Hillary had no choice but to agree to one, as she doesn’t want voters concluding that the first woman commander-in-chief is too scared to face down her alpha-male opponent onstage. I’m surprised, though, given her lead in the polls that
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Trump, Giuliani respond to letter signed by 50 GOP national security officials
8/9/2016 1:01:23 PM  John Sexton
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Yesterday a group of 50 GOP national security officials issued a letter which said Donald Trump “lacks the character, values and experience” to be president. Trump responded to the letter Tuesday morning on Twitter: I am running against the
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The VA has finally reached peak efficiency… with interior designers
8/9/2016 12:31:35 PM  Jazz Shaw
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I know most of you are busy with all the comings and goings of the general election, but it’s worth taking a moment to recall that we still have a very serious problem with the VA and the care (to put it charitably) being received by our
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