Hillary Claps Back at GOP Using Her Campaign Slogan for Trump: ‘Now Copy My Plan on Health Care’


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Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton clapped back at the Republican National Committee Twitter account for copying her slogan as part of a pro-Trump ad, challenging them to copy her policy platform as well. “Now copy my plan on health care, a fairer tax system, and voting rights,” she said on Twitter in response to the ad, which captioned, “We’re only getting stronger together.” The ad itself received a mix of bad reviews from President Donald Trump‘s critics, ranging from claims of racism to stealing ideas.

GOP Tweets Trump Slogan Literally Ripped Off From Hillary Clinton Campaign


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The official and verified Twitter account for the GOP took an unusual tact in promoting President Donald Trump Monday evening when they tweeted the campaign slogan from Trump’s former political rival Hillary Clinton above the standard hero shot one sees in a political message. Take a look at the Tweet: If the phrase “Stronger Together” seems vaguely familiar, it’s because that was the campaign slogan for Ms. Clinton’s failed bid for the White House in the 2016 election. Here is a screen capped image from that campaign to jog one’ memory: Fellow users of the social media platform noticed the “homage” and had notable reactions curated below for your enjoyment and or edification:

Former Campaign Aide Responds to Klobuchar’s Clinton Burn: She ‘Should Thank Hillary’


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A pair of former Hillary Clinton campaign aides responded to the not-so-veiled shot that Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) took at Clinton over the weekend. During her campaign launch on Sunday, Klobuchar rankled some Clinton supporters by telling the crowd “We’re going to be in Iowa and in Wisconsin. I think we’re starting in Wisconsin because as you remember there wasn’t a lot of campaigning in Wisconsin in 2016. With me, that changes.” On Monday afternoon’s edition of CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin, former Clinton campaign senior advisers Jess McIntosh and Joel Payne happened to be the panel, and anchor Brooke Baldwin concluded their segment by asking about Klobuchar’s comments. Baldwin read Klobuchar’s comment, and said “Burn! I mean, itt wasn’t like Hillary Clinton went to Wisconsin very much.” “After we get off the air, we’re going to go have drinks,” Payne joked. “Look at what happened in Wisconsin, Continue reading "Former Campaign Aide Responds to Klobuchar’s Clinton Burn: She ‘Should Thank Hillary’"

Hillary Clinton Lauds Pelosi: ‘It Often Takes a Woman to Get the Job Done’


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Hillary Clinton spoke highly of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a video for the 2019 MAKERS Conference, a women’s empowerment event hosted at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA. “As Speaker Nancy Pelosi– doesn’t that sound great?– has proved yet again, it often takes a woman to get the job done,” she said. The feelings in recent years seem mutual; Pelosi had endorsed Clinton for the presidency back in 2016. Clinton added the “unfinished business” of the 21st century will be empowering women and girls, and suggested she plans to stay in the progressive political sphere. “So here’s to the work ahead,” she said. “And I look forward to working with you, every step of the way.” Other speakers at the three-day political event included celebrities such as Jennifer Garner, actress Jameela Jamil, and Ciara, among others.

Hillary Alum Pushes Back on Stelter for Calling Ocasio-Cortez Media Critiques ‘Trumpian’


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When CNN’s Brian Stelter compared Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s criticisms of the media to Donald Trump‘s, former Hillary Clinton aide and current CNN contributor Jess McIntosh came to AOC’s defense by pointing out the world of difference between the two figures. On Sunday morning’s edition of CNN’s Reliable Sources, Stelter began by praising AOC to his panel for her effective use of social media. But then he asked if Ocasio-Cortez was “trying to have it both ways” by “criticizing the Washington Post fact-checker” while also “talking about how important journalism is to society.” “Is there something Trumpian at all about her journalism critiques?” Stelter asked. “I think it’s important to make a distinction here,” said Time correspondent Charlotte Alter. “Donald Trump is calling journalists the enemy of the people and AOC is not doing any of that.” She added that while Ocasio-Cortez deserves to be fact-checked, Continue reading "Hillary Alum Pushes Back on Stelter for Calling Ocasio-Cortez Media Critiques ‘Trumpian’"

Dan Savage Trashes Trump Supporters to Maher: ‘Racist White Dumb-F*cks’


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Far left author and activist Dan Savage took a hard shot at Donald Trump supporters this weekend when he dubbed them “Racist white dumb-fucks” on the set of Real Time with Bill Maher. On this week’s edition of the HBO series, Savage told host Bill Maher that Republicans are “good at demagoguery, they’re good at racism, they’re good at stoking fear, all the stuff.” “Everybody’s like ‘Oh it’s economic anxiety, oh, it’s the working class, all those first reactions to Trump’s,” Savage said, but added “All the research, all the social science research and data since have proven that it’s racist white dumbfucks in our anti-democratic system.” “We have a federal government that is weighted toward acreage and not human beings,” Savage continued. “So we have we have Republican states with two senators that have 11 people living in them, and two senators from California.” Savage also Continue reading "Dan Savage Trashes Trump Supporters to Maher: ‘Racist White Dumb-F*cks’"

Watch Trump AG Pick Bill Barr Tell Senate ‘I Don’t Subscribe to This Lock Her Up Stuff’


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Donald Trump has another reason to be disappointed in attorney general nominee William Barr‘s Senate testimony, as Barr wound down the hearing by telling Senator Richard Blumenthal that he does not “subscribe to this ‘lock her up’ stuff,” referencing a favorite chant at Trump rallies. Blumenthal quizzed Barr about statements he has made concerning Hillary Clinton, namely that both the debunked Uranium One “scandal” and the Clinton Foundation should be investigated. Barr clarified that he did not mean the Clinton Foundation should be investigated criminally, but as a tax matter. He also said that he agreed with former Attorney General Mike Mukasey that putting political opponents in jail would be the behavior of a “banana republic.” “That’s why I said… I don’t subscribe to this ‘lock her up’ stuff,” Barr told Blumenthal. Trump won’t likely be pleased with this moment, as he is the one selling those Continue reading "Watch Trump AG Pick Bill Barr Tell Senate ‘I Don’t Subscribe to This Lock Her Up Stuff’"

GOP Senator Chuck Grassley Scolds Trump Over Troop Withdrawals: ‘You Shouldn’t Embolden Taliban’


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Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) came down hard on President Donald Trump Friday afternoon for his decision to withdraw U.S. troops in Syria and Afghanistan, bashing the commander-in-chief for “emboldening the Taliban.” Grassley, who has been a reliable ally of the President — and has voted in line with Trump’s positions 90.5 percent of the time, per FiveThirtyEight — connected with a punch to the gut by comparing Trump to former president Barack Obama. Obama’s infamous broken ‘red line’ comment happened in 2013 when the 44th president backed down and accepted a peaceful resolution with Syrian Continue reading "GOP Senator Chuck Grassley Scolds Trump Over Troop Withdrawals: ‘You Shouldn’t Embolden Taliban’"

25 newsrooms have attempted to bridge divisions — in person. Here’s what they’ve learned


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A bunch of strangers walk into a room, and journalists try to get them to get to know — or at least not hate — each other. That’s not a joke; it’s the goal of 25 news organizations’ engagement initiatives studied by the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. The 2016 (and 2018) elections effed up a lot of people and their trust in media, as we all know, and news organizations have been experimenting with ways to improve trust face-to-face and across wrenching divisions. But…what comes out of those events besides a lot of extroversion and handshake germs? How many gatherings are needed to finally start whittling away at stereotypes? Is convening community members with drastically different views a service or a spectacle used for reporting? Can these meetings possibly change people’s perceptions of “the media” — and each other? Looking Continue reading "25 newsrooms have attempted to bridge divisions — in person. Here’s what they’ve learned"

Michelle Obama On Hillary 2020: ‘At This Point, Everybody’s Qualified and Everybody Should Run’


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Former First Lady Michelle Obama is out promoting a new book and sat with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts.  Naturally, the conversation turned to last week historic midterm elections, the results of which sent well over 100 female candidates to U.S. Congress, which is more women that will serve in Congress than ever before. But it was when the 2020 presidential race was broached that the conversation got a rise out of the in-studio audience. Roberts mentioned 2020 presidential aspirations with a comedic and stern glare at Ms. Obama suggesting that the former First Lady might have interest in returning to the White House. Ms. Obama has steadfastly claimed zero interest in running for office, to which she repeated again in a light moment. Roberts then turned to a recent op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal in which former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Mark Penn baselessly suggested that she may Continue reading "Michelle Obama On Hillary 2020: ‘At This Point, Everybody’s Qualified and Everybody Should Run’"

Kellyanne Conway Responds to Possible Hillary 2020 Run: ‘Dear God, Please, Yes’


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Late Sunday, former Trump campaign manager and current White House counselor Kellyanne Conway responded to an op-ed suggesting Hillary Clinton may run for president again in 2020 with a simple four-word tweet. “Dear God, Please, Yes,” Conway wrote. Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Mark Penn, a former senior adviser to the Clintons, and Andrew Stein, former president of the New York City Council. “Hillary will run again,” the title blares. Below, the pair claims that Clinton will reinvent herself as a liberal firebrand to “easily capture the 2020 nomination.” “Mrs. Clinton has come unbound. She will not allow this humiliating loss at the hands of an amateur to end the story of her career,” Penn and Stein explain. “You can expect her to run for president once again. Maybe Continue reading "Kellyanne Conway Responds to Possible Hillary 2020 Run: ‘Dear God, Please, Yes’"

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Wrote in 2016 He Would Indict Hillary Clinton


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Following the surprise ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, his chief of staff Matthew Whitaker was named acting AG. Details are beginning to emerge about Whitaker’s beliefs, notably his previous comments on the Mueller investigation, which he now oversees. Another revelation, courtesy of USA Today: Whitaker once argued that Hillary Clinton should have been criminally charged for her use of a private email server. In a 2016 op-ed for USA Today, Whitaker challenged then-FBI director James Comey‘s conclusion that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against the former secretary of state. “I disagree,” Whitaker wrote. “I believe myself to have been a reasonable prosecutor, and when the facts and evidence show a criminal violation has been committed, the individuals involved should not dictate whether the case is prosecuted.” Whitaker argued:
The facts also show it was gross negligence when she removed Continue reading "Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Wrote in 2016 He Would Indict Hillary Clinton"

Trump Once Labeled Obama ‘Disgrace’ for Campaigning on Taxpayer Dime. Trump Held 44 Rallies This Season.


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President Donald Trump has been hot on the campaign trail hopping from one rally to the next in support of GOP midterm candidates, but he once criticized his predecessor for the same behavior. In a 2016 tweet flagged by ABC News, Trump denounced President Barack Obama‘s decision to cheer on Hillary Clinton in her effort to take the White House. “Taxpayers are paying a fortune for the use of Air Force One on the campaign trail by President Obama and Crooked Hillary,” Trump wrote in the tweet. “A total disgrace!” As noted by ABC, certain regulations require that political organizations reimburse the federal government for the cost of political travel. The campaign event to Continue reading "Trump Once Labeled Obama ‘Disgrace’ for Campaigning on Taxpayer Dime. Trump Held 44 Rallies This Season."

Kellyanne Conway Calls Hillary Clinton ‘the Queen of Abortion’


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Kellyanne Conway has taken numerous jabs at Hillary Clinton, calling her “graceless,” “dangerous” and less popular than her husband Bill, but on Sunday, she added a new smear to her list: “the queen of abortion.” In a Fox & Friends interview that morning, Conway, who serves as a counselor to President Donald Trump, bashed Democrats for what she described as their failure to focus on an array of issues rather than just one, taking aim at women’s right to choose in particular. “I have noticed, also, that the Democrats aren’t talking much about abortion this time and that’s because they tried that for so long,” she said. “They tried it with the queen of abortion in 2016 and it backfired for then because so many women said, ‘Excuse me, you have to talk to me on all the issues.'” After slipping in that nickname, Continue reading "Kellyanne Conway Calls Hillary Clinton ‘the Queen of Abortion’"

Trump Slams ‘Crooked Hillary’ at Rally as Crowd Chants ‘Lock Her Up’ Days After Bomb Was Sent to Her Home


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Days after a pipe bomb was sent to Hillary Clinton, and hours after Donald Trump called for a return to civility, the president slammed his 2016 competitor at a campaign rally as his crowd chanted “lock her up.” Trump bashed Clinton as part of a diatribe against Democratic opposition to his border wall: “Many of these Democrats — almost all of them, including Schumer, including Crooked Hillary, including everybody — many of these Democrats approved the wall in 2006,” he said. The mention of Clinton drew loud boos from the crowd, followed by chants of “Lock her up!” Trump smiled, saying “Oh boy, they’re going to be reporting about you tonight,” and pointing at the media. Earlier at the rally, Trump slammed the media for causing the incivility that led to an apparent Trump fan allegedly mailing pipe bombs to 12 of the president’s outspoken critics, including Continue reading "Trump Slams ‘Crooked Hillary’ at Rally as Crowd Chants ‘Lock Her Up’ Days After Bomb Was Sent to Her Home"

Obama: If GOP Really Cared About Hillary’s Emails, They’d Be Outraged About China Spying on Trump’s iPhone!


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During a campaign event in Wisconsin today, former President Barack Obama called Republicans hypocrites over their concerns about Hillary Clinton‘s emails during the election. Obama first said Republicans are making up that they’re protecting pre-existing conditions, including President Donald Trump himself. “That is not spin, that’s not exaggeration, that’s not try to put a positive glow on things. That’s lying!” Obama said. And then he brought up a report this week from The New York Times on how Chinese spies are listening in on calls Trump makes on his cell phone. What’s more, the report contained this farcical anecdote:
Last year, Mr. Trump’s cellphone was left behind in a golf cart at his club in Bedminster, N.J., causing a scramble to locate it, according to two people familiar with what took place.
So today, Obama said this, as he rattled off examples of Republican fear-mongering:
“In Continue reading "Obama: If GOP Really Cared About Hillary’s Emails, They’d Be Outraged About China Spying on Trump’s iPhone!"

Meghan McCain: I Contributed to the Country’s Polarization by Saying I ‘Hate’ Hillary Clinton


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The View, on Thursday, discussed the continued deterioration of political discourse. And co-host Meghan McCain acknowledged that she has played a role with some of her heated commentary in the past. As the nation deals with the fallout from this week’s multiple bomb scares, McCain told her colleagues that she’s done a lot of soul searching recently about the rhetoric she puts forward on TV. She specifically cited a moment earlier this year when she embraced President Donald Trump‘s “Crooked Hillary” moniker for Hillary Clinton.
“I said I hate Hillary Clinton and I called her Crooked Hillary and it’s one of the things I regret doing because I contributed on television. Now this is not saying that I agree with her. I have many vast differences of opinion on philosophy and ideology and I didn’t think she was a great candidate, but hate is not a word that Continue reading "Meghan McCain: I Contributed to the Country’s Polarization by Saying I ‘Hate’ Hillary Clinton"

Fox’s Judge Napolitano: If NYT China Report True, Trump May Have Done What He Criticized Hillary Clinton Over


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On Wednesday, Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in the New York Times bombshell reporting that China has been listening in on President Donald Trump‘s phone calls by pointing out if the New York Times’ report is true, the President could be guilty of the same crime that he has pointed fingers at Hillary Clinton for committing. After being asked what the implication of the Times’ report, Judge Napolitano said this on Fox Business: “The implication of this I am sorry to say is the same implication that the president used as a battering ram against Mrs. Clinton when he ran against her. And that is the failure to safeguard state secrets, which is called espionage. Is President Trump guilty of the same crimes for which he alleged Mrs. Clinton was guilty?” Host Elizabeth MacDonald then noted, “We don’t know that yet.” The judge then admitted that was true Continue reading "Fox’s Judge Napolitano: If NYT China Report True, Trump May Have Done What He Criticized Hillary Clinton Over"

Updated List as More Suspicious Packages Found Addressed to Eric Holder, Waters, and Others


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The pipe bomb sent to George Soros on Monday was the first of what turned out to be a number of suspicious packages sent this week. We are keeping an updated list here of all of the suspicious packages that have been discovered. George Soros A pipe bomb was sent to Soros’ home on Monday. Per The New York Times, law enforcement officials believe it was hand-delivered and not delivered by the Postal Service. John Brennan c/o CNN Brennan is not employed by CNN, but for some reason an explosive device addressed to him was sent to the Time Warner Building in New York. The network immediately evacuated.

BREAKING: Bomb Sent to Barack Obama’s New York Office


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Already this morning it was reported that an explosive device was found at the Clinton residence. We now know that package was addressed to Hillary Clinton. Another device has been discovered, sent to the office of former President Barack Obama. An explosive device was also sent to the home of billionaire George Soros, making three, each described as an IED, discovered in the last 48 hours approximately. The Secret Service has released a statement saying that neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton received the packages personally, nor were they in danger of receiving them because of the protocols in place. The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” the statement said. “The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.” The “pipe bomb” sent to Soros was found at his Continue reading "BREAKING: Bomb Sent to Barack Obama’s New York Office"