All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Politics’

Sarah Palin: “Obama Wept, While We All Continue to Weep for Our Country”

In a short op-ed for Brietbart.com, former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has lashed out at President Obama for crying during his emotional gun control speech, delivered on Tuesday. “The whole world weeps waiting for American leadership in these troubled times as Islamic savages commit genocide against the Christians of the Middle East and terrorize innocent people in cities across …

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Here’s Who Small Businesses Are Voting For, According to Yelp

Here’s Who Small Businesses Are Voting For, According to Yelp

Yelp recently released its first annual Small Business Pulse survey finding that most small businesses expect to have a good year in 2016. The company reached out to U.S. 900 small businesses, finding that 85% that are active on Yelp expect revenues to grow. You can read more about the findings and check out a related infographic here. Yelp is …

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Chris Christie: Do Terrorism Fears Have Something To Do With Surge In Polls?

Chris Christie has seen a surprise surge in popularity since his intense focus on New Hampshire in the last couple of months. In the latest Public Policy Polling (PPP) report, Chris Christie has skyrocketed from three percent support from likely Republican voters to an astonishing 10 percent. That puts Chris Christie in fourth place behind Marco Rubio, third, Ted Cruz, …

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Twitter’s Political Contributions and Lobbying Efforts Detailed on New Transparency Page

Twitter’s Political Contributions and Lobbying Efforts Detailed on New Transparency Page

Twitter says its political involvement amounts to fighting for users’ rights and things like freedom of expression, Internet freedom, privacy, online safety, and patent reform. And now, in the name of transparency, the company’s set up a hub to detail its political engagement. “Because Twitter stands for open communication, we’re pleased to unveil policy.twitter.com, our new site covering the most …

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Sarah Palin’s Incompetence To Blame For GOP’s Dysfunctional Activity, Says Bill Daley

The current candidacy of billionaire celebrity Donald Trump has caused people – especially Democrats – to question the stability and “sanity” of the GOP. The latest individual to chime in is former Chief of Staff to President Obama, Bill Daley. Daley wrote an article in the Opinions section of The Washington Post website, in which he stated that the chaos …

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Bill O’Reilly Brings Donald Trump Back To Fox News After Mogul’s Boycott Of The Network

One might mistake Bill O’Reilly for someone campaigning for Donald Trump, but he might just really be flattered about being the reason why Trump went back to Fox News. Trump reportedly said that Fox News had been unfair in covering his presidential campaign. But last Tuesday, Trump appeared in The O’Reilly Factor, where he was grilled by the host. Although …

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Deleted Politician Tweets Site, Which Twitter Blocked, Now Preserved on Internet Archive

Deleted Politician Tweets Site, Which Twitter Blocked, Now Preserved on Internet Archive

When Twitter decided to kill API access to Politwoops and Diplotwoops, sites the archived the deleted tweets of politicians across the world, it was a pretty big blow to transparency. “Imagine how nerve-racking – terrifying, even – tweeting would be if it was immutable and irrevocable? No one user is more deserving of that ability than another. Indeed, deleting a …

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Donald Trump Is Certainly Winning the Google Search Battle

Donald Trump Is Certainly Winning the Google Search Battle

Google Trends has produced an interactive county-by-county map of the most-searched Republican Presidential candidates – and it’s monochromatic. That dark red represents Donald Trump, who is pretty much dominating Google searches across the country – unless you head to Wisconsin, where Scott Walker receives the bulk of the attention. After Walker, Jeb Bush wins a handful of scattered counties. Check …

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Scott Walker’s Twitter Team Needs to Get Its Sh*t Together

Though he hasn’t made a formal declaration, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is going to throw his hat in the ring for the 2016 Presidential race eventually. But before he does that, his social media team really needs to get its shit together. Here’s a recent tweet from Scott Walker’s account: It's hard to believe that it has been 505 years …

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Rand Paul Spent $100,000 to Gain Control of RandPaul.com

Before Rand Paul first announced that he was seeking the Republican nomination for President, his official campaign site was RandPaul2016.com. RandPaul.com was a barebones supporter site. Rand Paul’s campaign team has since acquired the RandPaul.com domain – and it apparently cost him over $100,000. National Journal reports that federal campaign records show that on March 27, Paul’s Senate reelection committee …

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What Does the New Online Poker Bill Mean for US Poker Players?

This post is brought to you by James Moore To outsiders, the long and slow progress of online gambling regulation in the USA must seem difficult to understand. After all, America has one of the world’s largest gambling industries as the casinos of Vegas and Atlantic City rake in billions each year. But conservative attitudes towards gambling remain prevalent among …

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Marco Rubio Wants You to Add Him on Snapchat

Marco Rubio wants your snaps. Florida Senator Marco Rubio is going to announce he’s running for President at around 5:30 pm ET today, if his Twitter feed is to be believed (we already know he’s running, this is just a formality). He’s been counting down to the announcement since last week, with things intensifying on Monday. He’s using the hashtag …

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Hillary Clinton Is Now on Facebook

On Sunday, former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton announced she’s running for president, a move that likely wasn’t all the surprising to most. Of course, you can’t run for President without a strong social media presence these days. So Hillary Clinton in now on Facebook. And in fewer than 24 hours, Clinton has already amassed more than …

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Rand Paul’s Presidential Campaign Lets You Donate in Bitcoin

Rand Paul is running for President. The junior Senator from Kentucky has announced his run on his personal website, saying, “I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government.” He is expected to make a formal announcement Tuesday afternoon in Louisville. And the Paul campaign is allowing supporters to donate in Bitcoin. …

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Ted Cruz Didn’t Lock Up TedCruz.com, and Now He’s Getting Trolled

Someone is trolling Ted Cruz. Fundraising likely began a while ago but begins in earnest today, as Senator Ted Cruz has announced he’s officially entering the 2016 Presidential race. It might behoove the Senator to use some of that money to gain control of TedCruz.com. Check out TedCruz.com. Here’s all that’s there: It’s unlikely this is the from the official …

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‘Too Many Cooks’ Gets an American Politics Parody

CNN just put out a six-minute parody of Too Many Cooks, the incredible, surreal video that captivated the internet last November – and it accomplishes a couple of things. First, it’s a pretty good backdrop to lampoon the absurdity of American politics. Second, it reminds people of the greatness that is Too Many Cooks. I’d usually have some disparaging remarks …

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House Candidate Promises He’ll Never Embarrass You with Dick Pics

If you’re sick and tired of your New York congressmen showing off a little too much skin because they’re pretty bad at the internet, Daniel Donovan says he’s your man because he doesn’t even know how to get naked on the internet. Donovan is the Staten Island District Attorney, and he’s also the Republican candidate in the special election to …

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Lindsey Graham Says He’s Never Sent an Email. Ever.

Thanks to Hillary Clinton’s private email controversy and the continuous discussion surrounding it, we now know something incredibly strange about Senator Lindsey Graham. According to the three-term Republican Senator from South Carolina, you won’t see him caught up in his own email controversy. That’s because he doesn’t email. At all. Speaking about Clinton on NBC’s Meet the Press, here was …

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CPAC Asks Twitter for Questions and Things Go Predictably Awry

The Conservative Political Action Conference is in full swing, and conservatives all over the country are looking to see what the conservative political agenda will be for the next year. One of the early items on the agenda must have been better engaging the voting population via social media, because CPAC asked Twitter to formulate questions for today’s featured speakers: …

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Rand Paul Will Shoot Your Drone Out of the Sky

In what CNN has dubbed a “historic” interview, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul spent a little over a minute answering questions via Snapchat. I’m guessing that’s the historic part, as CNN says this is the first-ever Snapchat interview with a U.S. lawmaker. Paul was asked about a handful of topics, including the 2016 race, Hillary Clinton, and drones. Considering the fact …

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Sheldon Silver’s Millions In Hidden Wealth?

Sheldon Silver, Speaker of the Democrat-controlled Assembly in New York, was arrested Thursday on corruption charges. The 70-year-old politician was accused of taking bribes and kickbacks and masking them as legitimate income. Sheldon Silver was scheduled to appear in court later on Thursday on the charges and his attorney, Joel Cohen, seems pretty confident that all will go well for …

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John Boehner Hate, Hate, Hates on Obama’s Free College Plan with Taylor Swift GIFs

The staff of fiscal conservative John Boehner has taken the time to explain why you should be against President Obama’s recently announced plan to provide free community college to some Americans. Knowing that that only way to reach the kids these days is either adderall or Taylor Swift, Boehner’s comms office has smartly decided to go with the latter. Fresh …

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Jeb Bush Joins Instagram, Announces PAC

Today, former Florida governor Jeb Bush announced the formation of a new political action committee, a move that people are calling his “most direct step yet toward a 2016 presidential bid”. And he made the announcement on social media – both Facebook and, for the first time, Instagram. “Today we’re launching the #RighttoRise PAC to support candidates who agree with …

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Senators Barbara Boxer And David Vitter Fight Over Obama Nominee

President Barack Obama is proposing that Jeffrey Baran, who he nominated for the Nuclear Regulatory Comission, should continue on the commission until June 2018 following the departure of Allison Macfarlane. However, the Republicans are not happy with the proposal and now Republican Senator David Vitter and Democrat Barbara Boxer are locked in a heated battle centered on Baran. “There are …

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Congressman Thomas Massie Voices Opposition To Marketplace Fairness Act

Congressman Thomas Massie on Tuesday voiced his opposition to the Marketplace Fairness Act, following in the footsteps of his Republican colleagues. Massie took to Facebook with the following message: Today I joined Senator Ted Cruz, Senator-elect Congressman Steve Daines, Congressman Walter Jones, Rep. Paul Gosar, Congressman Doug Lamborn and several groups at a press conference in opposition to the Internet …

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Obama’s Net Neutrality Plan Criticized, Is Reportedly Being Considered By FCC

Earlier this week, President Obama urged the FCC to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. He said that ultimately, it’s their decision as they’re an independent agency, but added that four million people publicly commented, asking the agency to “make sure that consumers – not the cable company – gets to decide which sites they use.” …

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Ashley Swearengin Loses Close California Controller Race

Fresno, California Mayor Ashley Swearengin lost a close race for California state controller on election day this week. Swearengin, a Republican, received 47.3 percent of the state’s votes, falling short of the 52.7 percent Democrat Betty Yee received. In a message posted to her campaign website on Wednesday Swearengin thanked supporters and campaigners. She praised her campaign for the close …

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Where Do I Vote? Google’s Election Day Doodle Answers That Question With Polling Place Lookup Box

You may be wondering, “Where do I vote?” Google knows this question is on many people’s minds across the United States today as the midterm elections are underway. Google is taking the opportunity to turn its homepage into a tool for would be voters, who may not know exactly where they need to go. Rather than making the doodle take …

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Did Opponent of SC Gov. Nikki Haley Call Her a Whore?

Politics in South Carolina can be highly entertaining at times, and this past weekend was no exception. Nikki Haley, the current SC governor, is running against Vincent Sheheen, a democrat, to keep her job. During a political event in Florence, SC on Friday, Sheheen accidentally called his opponent a “whore.” “We are going to escort whore out the door,” Sheheen …

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Chuck Norris Endorses Greg Abbott For Texas Governor

Chuck Norris is still best-known for his on-screen roles in TV shows and movies such as Walker, Texas Ranger and Lone Wolf McQuade, but for a few years now the martial artist’s conservative political views have been getting headlines. The most prominent example of this came two years ago when Norris and his wife released an anti-Obama video on YouTube …

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