NEWARK –In January 2014, as controversy surrounding the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge was at its peak, Gov. Chris Christie distanced himself from his two-time campaign manager Bill Stepien after he said a document dump demonstrated his former confidante showed “callous indifference” for Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich. In emails, Stepien wrote disparagingly about… Continue Reading →
On Sunday’s Face the Nation, pollster Frank Luntz had some really bad news for down-ticket Republicans. The party is badly split between “never Trump” and “Trump or die”: I think it’s going to be very challenging for the GOP, because you have got some Trump voters who are unwilling to vote for a Republican for Senate… Continue Reading →
When the Republicans are the ones screaming about vote fraud:
We spoke to the Randall County Elections Office and they were aware of this mistake but addressed it as user-error. They said that there are several voters each year who report that their ballots are mismarked, but they are usually caused by the voter accidentally selecting a different party.
Snopes addressed several stories that came out of Texas yesterday. Click here to read that article.
Tensions are especially high this year because of the controversial candidates running for president. There are many state and local offices on the ballot, so even if you aren’t sure about your presidential selection, try to get out and vote.
However, you should always double check your ballot, no matter which party you’re affiliated with.
NEWARK, N.J. — Bridget Anne Kelly testified Monday that she told New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in September 2013 that a mayor had expressed concern that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had closed lanes at the George Washington Bridge as part of “government retribution.” “It’s a Port Authority project. Let (David) Wildstein… Continue Reading →
While I normally don’t comment on too many political things my friends and family post on social media, I’ve made a bit of an exception for this election. All I’ve really been doing is fact checking and debunking the information I see in these posts that’s either hypocritical or simply not accurate. The way I see… Continue Reading →
The Great Moustache of Understanding has this to say about the Republican Party with Donald J. Trump at the head: “This version of the Republican Party needs to die.” Look, you’ll get no argument about that from me or any regular reader of C&L, although I suspect for different reasons than Friedman. It’s hard for someone… Continue Reading →
Staggering data point in new CBS poll: 72% of Florida Rs believe Trump would win in November were it not for fraud. https://t.co/bfEsKLXiyk
— Susan Davis (@DaviSusan) October 23, 2016
At last night’s Al Smith dinner:
Giuliani didn't get the memo to smile. – Senator Al Franken https://t.co/1W9W0B8UXa
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) October 21, 2016
Let’s face it: conservatives don’t really know how to be funny. Last night was the Al Smith dinner, an annual fundraiser for Catholic charities where the presidential candidates are supposed to take good-natured jabs at each other. It turns out that Donald either missed the point or didn’t know how to pull it off:
However, Trump’s comments appeared to increasingly aggravated the audience as he went on. When he said that Clinton was there “tonight pretending not to hate Catholics,” booing was audible in the audience. The tension failed to dissipate when Trump soon followed up with a quip about Haiti.
“Everyone knows of course Hillary’s belief is, it takes a village,” Trump said. “Which only makes sense in places like Haiti where she’s taken a number of them.”
Trump’s comments came after the evening got off to a frosty start, with Clinton and Trump declining once again to shake hands, the Associated Press reported. In live video, the candidates could be seen sitting just feet apart but acknowledging each other only briefly.
Colbert’s live show after the Las Vegas Debate/Trumpster Fire featured the man who we all turn to when we want the most accurate polling compilation: FiveThirtyEight.com’s Nate Silver. (Still laughing at one of the comments on the video clip that named Nate, ‘international sex machine’.) Stephen reminded Silver that he only once got it wrong: during… Continue Reading →