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FBI, DHS warned of increasingly violent Antifa clashes in 2016

Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Well before the deadly Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville and the ongoing violent clashes with white supremacists and other groups, federal authorities warned local officials the actions of left-wing extremists were becoming increasingly confrontational and dangerous. Federal agencies warned of the growing likelihood of lethal violence between left-wing anarchists and right-wing

DHS: No Evidence Hackers Infected Vermont Power Grid

Eric Geller | Politico, “We currently have no information that indicates that the power grid was penetrated in this cyber incident” Federal authorities see no signs that hackers breached Vermont’s electric grid using suspected Russian malware that infected a power company’s laptop, the Department of Homeland Security said tonight. “While our analysis continues, we currently

George Soros Demands Voters Return Control of Country to Him

Daniel Greenfield,  He paid for it. It’s his. Give it back! Soros bands with donors to resist Trump, ‘take back power’ So long as we’re not pretending that there’s any democracy here. Just oligarchs who want power.  George Soros and other rich liberals who spent tens of millions of dollars trying to elect Hillary Clinton

Exit Poll: Twice as Many Voters in 2016 Want ‘Strong Leader’ as President

Joel B. Pollak, The first exit poll of Election Day 2016 emerged just after noon from Morning Consult/Politico, which reports that twice as many voters in 2016 versus 2012 (36 percent versus 18 percent) said that a “strong leader” was the most important factor in choosing a president. From the Morning Consult website:  Voters heading

Weak early voter turnout among African-Americans hurts Clinton in Florida

Marc Caputo, Black voters cast ballots in higher numbers in 2012 for Obama. Hillary Clinton has a black voter problem in the nation’s biggest battleground state. After the first full weekend of in-person early voting ended Sunday, African-American turnout failed to meet expectations — or historic precedent — leaving top Democrats and activists fuming or

74% of Republican Voters Want Party to Stand by Trump

A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted after the Republican nominee’s lewd comments went public shows a sharp partisan divide. At least for now, rank-and-file Republicans are standing by the party’s presidential candidate, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted immediately after audio was unearthed Friday that had the GOP nominee crudely bragging about groping

Election 2016: “Let you without sin cast the first vote!!” #TrumpPence16

GOP mega-donors stand by Trump. Republican officials, big donors say he’s better than Hillary Clinton. The party’s deepest-pockets are standing by him. While some major donors and super PAC operatives in interviews on Saturday expressed disgust over the recording, none of the big-money players who have been supporting Trump indicated they were reconsidering their spending to

Clinton Ally On Pneumonia Secrecy: A ‘Self-Inflicted F–king Nightmare’

Matt Vespa, It wasn’t just former Obama adviser David Axelrod noting that the Clinton campaign’s “penchant for secrecy” is creating unnecessary drama, some of her top allies and confidants appear to be ripping their hair out as well. On Sunday, Hillary Clinton had to be whisked away around 9:30 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial after

GOP insiders: Trump nailed it

Steven Shepard, Most pan Ted Cruz’s non-endorsement speech as a selfish act.   CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s acceptance speech hit the mark Thursday night, drawing accolades from a number of GOP political insiders who had doubted his competence to lead the Republican ticket this fall. That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus — a panel of

Never Trump is never happening at the RNC

The delegates looking to dump Trump are badly outnumbered on a key rules committee. Anti-Trump activists plotting a coup at the national convention in Cleveland this month more likely face a drubbing of their own. Any attempt to block Trump would begin in the convention’s rules committee, an 112-member panel of delegates where Trump’s enemies

Senator Jeff Sessions warns fellow Republicans to fall in line with #Trump2016

Glenn Thrush | Politico, In an exclusive interview for POLITICO’s ‘Off Message’ podcast, the Alabama senator warns fellow Republicans to fall in line. Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, Donald Trump’s friendly but fierce Alabama ally, has a message for Republicans still queasy about their party’s nominee: Tide’s about to roll over you. Sessions, a 69-year-old

Early GOP rules committee members eager to dump 8 state delegate threshold

Jazz Shaw, hotair.com As if we didn’t have enough on our plates at the moments. Politico has rounded up the first four members of the GOP convention rules committee who will be meeting prior to the big shindig in Cleveland this summer and gotten their take on one of the more contentious aspects of the