Posts Tagged ‘Clinton’

Election 2016: Is It Over Yet?

November 8, 2016

Election 2016: Is It Over Yet?

There’s a single question everyone’s been asking about the 2016 election: Why is his skin orange um, when will it be over? The last polling place to close will be in Adak, Alaska, and when that closes it will be 1:00 AM Wednesday on the East Coast.

Barring any challenges or manual recounts with hanging chads, we might know the winner of the presidential contest as early as 9:00 PM EST, according to some observers.  Or we can wait for those votes from Adak.

So how can we best survive this election night vigil? Here’s great advice from MoJo‘s Jenny Luna:

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FBI: ‘Oops!’

November 7, 2016

FBI: 'Oops!'

After throwing a political hand grenade into the last 10 days of the 2016 presidential election campaign, FBI Director James Comey says it was just a dud. This “oops!” came two days before the election.

On Friday, October 28th, Mr. Comey sent a letter to congressional committee chairmen — i.e., Republican politicians — vaguely associating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with emails found on a laptop belonging to well-known creep and  disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner. Mr. Weiner’s estranged wife is a long-time Clinton aide. On Sunday afternoon November 6th, FBI Director Comey revealed that the emails were inconsequential, like the ones the agency had already cleared.

Donald Trump spent the last week before the election capitalizing on innuendo the Comey letter allowed. Ever hear law enforcement officials say they can’t comment on an ongoing investigation? This is the kind of screw-up that policy is meant to avoid, tainting the reputations of people who are ultimately not charged.

Of course, 40 million Americans have already voted. We’ll never know many voted in the week after James Comey’s ill-advised letter. The damage is done.

More:

“FBI clears Clinton after round-the-clock review of new emails, Comey says,” David Lauter and Del Quentin Wilber, Los Angeles Times

“FBI Director Again Clears Clinton After Review of New Email Trove,” Chas Danner, New York Magazine

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Nasty Woman Is Winning Bigly

October 21, 2016

Nasty Woman is Winning Bigly

“Nasty woman.” — Donald J. Trump, October 19, 2016, Las Vegas

That was the most coherent statement made by the Republican presidential candidate at Wednesday’s pseudo-debate, the last such spectacle before Election Day ( vote on November 8th for Clinton, November 28th for Trump).

Within an hour of Mr. Trump’s comment, a quarter of a million tweets mentioned it, as women everywhere embraced “nasty woman” as a rallying cry for Clinton. Bigly.

More:

“‘Nasty woman is probably the coolest thing Hillary has ever been called,'” Fred Barbash, Washington Post

“’Nasty woman’ becomes the feminist rallying cry Hillary Clinton was waiting for,” Liz Plank, Vox

“‘Nasty woman’: Trump’s insult unites women across social media,” Martha Ross, Mercury News

“For Trump, the Election Is Rigged If a ‘Nasty Woman’ Can Win,” Amy Davidson, The New Yorker

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Hillary’s Happenin’ Heartland Road Trip

April 17, 2015

Hillary's Happenin' Heartland Road Trip
Former limo-riding senator and jet-setting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton kicked off her campaign by riding from Westchester to Iowa in a Chevy van. It was a gas-pumping, burrito-bowl-eating road trip. Now Ms. Clinton’s “Scooby Van‘” is cruising the Hawkeye State, chased by stray dogs and reporters, as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

Related:

“The ‘everyday people’ who made Hillary Clinton’s burrito bowl,” Michael Kruse, Politico

“Clinton Bypassed Centrist Taco Bell for Liberal Favorite Chipotle,” Dante Chinni, Wall Street Journal blog

“The Press Isn’t Asking Enough Questions About Hillary’s Trip to Chipotle,” Jaime Fuller, New York Magazine

“This is what four days of inane Clinton-Chipotle coverage looks like,” The Week

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Bill Clinton, Not as Beefy

December 29, 2010

Bill Clinton, Not as Beefy

“I live on beans, legumes, vegetables, fruit,” Bill Clinton told Wolf Blitzer. “No milk.” The former President lost 24 pounds eating that way.

PETA named the veggie-lovin’ Ex-Prez its Person of the Year.

“God willing, he won’t be appearing nude in any future PETA ads,” writes Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams.

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