Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Steve Bannon Comes To The Defense Of President Donald Trump | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Bannon Still Enthusiastic About Trump Trade Policy

The Story:  Steve Bannon, the man who was once hailed as the central strategist of Trumpism, but who was pressed out of the administration only...
Amy McGrath For Congress - "We'll See"video

Amy McGrath For Congress – “We’ll See”

Democratic congressional candidate Amy McGrath's first television ad which launches on March 15. https://www.amymcgrathforcongress.com/

Could a new political party be on the way?

Could a new political party be on the way?. Another well-known politician told me of their desire to "create a home for those deeply politically engaged people who I call the 'militant, muscular moderates'". That's Westminster speak for: "No-one's quite sure what's going on, so anything's possible." Not one Labour candidate stood aside. It says that at the general election it "backed 49 candidates from five different parties. But, they point out, politics for most at Westminster is like supporting a football team: tribal blindness reigns. Plus, there's the 2017 general election result. These remarks from two people within Labour, one of whom thought, until June, that their party was "more likely than not to split". For the adhesive that binds parties together becomes altogether stickier when the two giants of Westminster politics each poll at least 40% of the vote. But even it only ever managed to win one seat at a general election.

Clinton: ‘Of course there is’ a difference between dossier and collusion

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a new interview argued the controversial and unverified dossier on President Trump that her campaign helped fund is not equivalent to the Trump campaign possibly colluding with Russia to meddle in the presidential election. “Of course there is,” Clinton told Comedy Central's “The Daily Show” when asked by host Trevor Noah if there is a difference between the two. Clinton noted that a conservative website, the Washington Free Beacon, originally began funding the research endeavor that eventually produced the dossier. The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) have faced the ire of Republicans since The Washington Post reported that the campaign and committee assisted in funding the dossier. Clinton, echoing her former running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), argued the dossier is opposition research compiled on a political rival. But the former secretary of state also pointed out that the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign was not disclosed prior to the election. “So I know that voters should have had that information. That’s something that may have influenced some people and it’s part of what happens in a campaign where you get information that may or may not be useful and you try to make sure anything you put out in the public arena is accurate,” she said. “So this thing didn’t come out until after the election and it’s still being evaluated, but the fact of the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia should have come out.”
How Russian Social Media Impacted The Election | Morning Joe | MSNBCvideo

How Russian Social Media Impacted The Election | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Julia Ioffe discuss Russia's digital meddling effort in the 2016 election and the status of the Russia probe as well as why Trump didn't build in Russia. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is…

Schultz May Run Independent Centrist Campaign

Howard Schultz, with a personal fortune in excess of $3 billion, is publicly mulling over the possibility of a run for President. Democrats worry that he could be a "spoiler," when what is needed (on their view) is a common anti-Trump front.
Primaries in Texas and a special election in Pennsylvaniavideo

Senator Casey’s Seat Looks Safe (D – PA)

The Story: Bob Casey Jr. (D - PA), an often controversial US Senator from Pennsylvania, looks very likely to retain his seat for another term...

El Paso’s O’Rourke Enters the Race for the Presidency

O'Rourke's admirers point to his youth (he was born in 1972), making a stark contrast with some of the campaign's front runners. Senators Sanders and Warren, Vice President Biden, and incumbent President Trump were all born in the 1940s.

Vote Leave members ‘may have committed criminal offences’

Members of the official Brexit campaign during the EU referendum may have committed criminal offences relating to overspending and collusion, according to lawyers advising whistleblowers who worked inside the organisation. They were reviewing a dossier of evidence supplied by solicitors Bindmans, which contained examples of alleged collusion showing that Vote Leave and BeLeave were not separate and therefore that the leave campaign spent over the £7m legal limit set by the Electoral Commission. The dossier has also been passed to the Electoral Commission, which is responsible for election law. Tamsin Allen, from Bindmans, told a press conference “that there is a strong suspicion that the campaigns were very closely linked and co-ordinated, in which case it may be that Vote Leave spent huge sums unlawfully and its declaration of expenses is incorrect”. Vote Leave formally declared it had spent £6.77m during the campaign in the summer of 2016, well below the £7m limit. Bindmans’ dossier was largely based on evidence supplied by Shahmir Sanni, a volunteer who worked at both Vote Leave and BeLeave, with supporting evidence from Christopher Wylie, a former employee of the political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica who worked on the Trump election campaign and who had worked for AggregateIQ. Wylie said that an employee of AggregateIQ had told him the relationship between Vote Leave and BeLeave was “totally illegal” because “you are not allowed to coordinate between different campaigns and not declare it”. The lawyers said there were also “grounds to investigate” Stephen Parkinson, Vote Leave’s national organiser, who now works as Theresa May’s special adviser and Cleo Watson, who was Vote Leave’s head of outreach and also now works at No 10. Montgomery and Mountfield said in their opinion that there were “significant questions” about the role of a senior Vote Leave official who appeared to have removed references to themself and others in discussions with BeLeave after the referendum by appearing “to change permissions on a BeLeave shared drive in March 2017 while an EC [Electoral Commission] investigation into Vote Leave was under way”. Vote Leave has repeatedly denied it coordinated its activities with BeLeave.

Utah Republican Convention Sets Up Primary Clash

The Story: Republican delegates at a convention in West Valley City, Utah, tried on Saturday, April 21 to choose a Senate candidate for the seat...