Author: Sam Levine

Trump Transition’s Handling Of Sensitive Details Reportedly Alarmed Obama Officials

THE HUFFINGTON POST Trump transition officials copied highly sensitive documents and removed them from a secure facility during the presidential transition, alarming Obama administration officials, The Associated Press reported Saturday. The practice reportedly prompted officials for then-President Barack Obama to only allow their Trump team counterparts to view the documents at a secure White House facility. The documents included information such as the government’s plan for crises, the AP noted. Several investigations are examining alleged links between President Donald Trump and his associates and Russia. During the presidential campaign, Trump criticized rival presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server and...

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Trump Threatens Shutdown Because He Didn’t Get What He Wants In Spending Deal

THE HUFFINGTON POST President Donald Trump threatened a government shutdown and fumed over the fact that he had to negotiate a deal with Democrats to fund the government until September. The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2017 either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good “shutdown” in September to fix mess! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2017 Congress reached the...

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Eric Holder Rips Republicans For Trying To Make It More Difficult To Vote

THE HUFFINGTON POST Former Attorney General Eric Holder says it’s “shameful” Republicans are seeking to implement photo ID laws and other measures that make it more difficult to vote. Holder, who is leading a national redistricting reform effort, accused Republicans of trying to suppress potential voters who are less likely to support them. He made the remarks during the National Action Network’s annual convention in New York City on Wednesday.  “Some Republicans have declared, ‘If you can’t beat ‘em, change the rules.’ Make it more difficult for those least likely to support Republican candidates to vote,” he said. “This is...

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Another State Shows Voter Fraud Isn’t A Widespread Problem

THE HUFFINGTON POST Voting irregularities in North Carolina accounted for just 0.01 percent of nearly 4.8 million votes in last year’s general election, according to a State Board Of Elections audit released on Friday. The State Board Of Elections said that even if every irregularity was proven to be voter fraud, there wasn’t enough of it to have influenced the outcome of any race. “One ineligible vote is too many in any election; however, our analysis of irregularities does not indicate any contest was affected in November,” Kim Westbrook Strach, executive director of the State Board of Elections, said in...

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Khizr And Ghazala Khan Endorse Democrat In Virginia Governor’s Race

THE HUFFINGTON POST Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the Gold Star family that delivered one of the most powerful messages at Democratic National Convention, have endorsed Tom Perriello in the Virginia gubernatorial race. The couple sent out a fundraising email on Perriello’s behalf Wednesday morning. The message focused on President Donald Trump’s attempts to ban Muslims from the U.S., citing Islamophobic attacks and highlighting how the candidate they’re backing would fight back. “Resisting President Trump and defeating the hate and bigotry that he sows will take people of conviction and good conscience standing up and fighting back. Tom Perriello is one of those people,”...

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Congressman Who Shouted ‘You Lie’ At Obama Gets A Taste Of His Own Medicine

THE HUFFINGTON POST In 2009, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) shouted “You lie!” at then-President Barack Obama during his address on health care to a joint session of Congress. On Monday, Wilson faced angry constituents who chanted his own insult back at him. According to the Charleston Post and Courier, attendees at a question-and-answer session at Aiken Technical College in Graniteville, South Carolina, gave Wilson a rough reception. When the lawmaker, who voted against extending the Violence Against Women Act in 2013, claimed he’d worked to prevent violence against women, audience members chanted “You lie!” They did it again when he tried...

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Kansas Democrats Are About To Show Just How Big The Anti-Trump Wave Actually Is

THE HUFFINGTON POST  Voters in Kansas’ fourth congressional district are heading to the polls on Tuesday in an unexpectedly close race. And there’s a chance they’ll send President Donald Trump a rebuke in the first federal election since he won the White House in November. The contest is over the seat formerly held by Mike Pompeo, the tea party congressman Trump picked to run the CIA. Republicans have a considerable advantage in the district, which is home to Koch Industries, as Pompeo was re-elected by over 31 points in November. Ron Estes, the Republican state treasurer, remains the favorite...

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Kansas Democrat Boasts Of Support From Bernie Sanders Group In Close Race

THE HUFFINGTON POST A Democrat running for a congressional seat in an ultra-conservative district is touting support from a Bernie Sanders-aligned group in the final days before a Kansas special election on Tuesday that appears to be unexpectedly close. There’s been a swell of support for James Thompson, the Democrat running to fill the seat vacated by Tea Party congressman Mike Pompeo, who was tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the CIA. Republicans have stepped up spending in the race, signaling they could be worried about the result. Along with the Kansas race, Democrats are looking to special...

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