Candidate for chair of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez asserts that limited fundraising is the reason Democrats sustained dramatic losses during the 2016 election, according to an interview with Politico released Wednesday. Perez is secretary of labor under President Barack Obama, and although he doesn’t have any campaign experience, Perez asserts that Democrats had a large fundraising problem in the 2016 election. “We need to make sure that we’re going to every corner of the country to build a robust fundraising operation,” Perez said during the interview. “I was very impressed with how, for instance, Senator Sanders was able
Comments: LOL! They are in total and complete denial. I guess they aren´t aware of the fact that Clinton spent $1.2 billion to lose that campaign. A lot of fundraising was needed to spend that exorbitant amount! What fools.
How about a better candidate instead? One who didn´t have a 40 year record of criminal activity and an obnoxious personality. $1.2 billion wasn´t enough to make Illary palatable. $2 billion wouldn´t have done it either.
Mr. Perez, you and your party STILL don´t get it. The reason your party lost in November is your party principles don´t belong here and are a failure. Putting up Madam Corruption as your candidate was a joke.
They out spent Trump about 4 or 5 to one and still lost. It wasn´t for lack of money, it was because of a candidate that thinks that we are deplorable, and doesn´t give a rat´s butt if ANYBODY has a job, as long as she is in charge.
OK, Hillary spent 2X as much as Trump. $1.2 billion. Obama spent every minute he was not golfing in a fundraiser somewhere. And fundraising is your problem? Wrong. Your problem is you did not call enough people racist, you did not call them racist often enough, and you did not call them racist loudly enough.
This week’s rulings against President Trump’s revised executive order on travel and refugees have sparked heated pushback from Republicans on Capitol Hill, who say judges have crossed the line to become adversaries of this White House — and suggested retribution could be coming. Even some judges seemed worried about the tenor of recent rulings, saying their colleagues appeared to be letting personal beliefs taint their legal reasoning. (Snip) “This is judicial activism at its worst,” said Rep. Jeff Duncan, South Carolina Republican. Democrats countered that they were happy to see courts brave Mr. Trump and step in to stop him.
A laptop computer containing floor plans for Trump Tower, information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other national security information was stolen from a Secret Service agent´s vehicle in Brooklyn, police sources told the Daily News. Authorities have been frantically searching for the laptop since it was stolen Thursday morning. Some items stolen along with the laptop — including coins and a black bag with the Secret Service insignia on it — were later recovered. But the laptop, along with other documents described as "sensitive," were still being sought. The thief stepped out of a car, possibly an Uber, on a street in
MSNBC personality Chris Matthews on Thursday night compared White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to the Iraqi minister of information under Saddam Hussein while discussing President Trump´s accusation that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Matthews was interviewing Rep. Karen Bass (D., Calif.) when he made the comparison. "Today at the White House briefing, as you said congresswoman, Sean Spicer played ‘Baghdad Bob´ trying to defend the president´s wiretapping claims," Matthews said. "Baghdad Bob" was the moniker given to Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, the former Iraqi minister of information, who became famous for his false claims during daily press briefings about the war in
The Trump administration and House GOP leaders are eyeing three possible changes to their ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill as they seek the votes to pass it through the House. The White House on Friday won support from key conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC) members by agreeing to give states the option to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients and the option to block grant Medicaid instead of the cap system in the bill, GOP sources said. Separately on Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price privately told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting that changes could include alterations to tax credits and
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), chair of the U.S. House Foreign Relations Committee, was forced to postpone his annual Women’s Conference at California State University Fullerton after anti-Trump protesters harassed and intimidated the speakers. Members of the so-called “Indivisible” movement, a nationwide anti-Trump effort, said that they had not intended to do anything violent, and that they were not responsible for intimidating social media messages sent by some of their activists, the Orange County Register reports. Still, Royce and the other participants in the conference felt that it was best to cancel, or at least postpone, the conference because of the potential for
Michelle Obama was back in the spotlight last night, after she made a surprise appearance on MasterChef Junior, challenging the budding chefs to cook healthy dishes. The former First Lady was a special guest on the mystery challenge segment of the children´s reality cooking show. The episode was filmed last year when President Barack Obama was still in office. ´For your mystery box challenge, I´m asking all of you to come up with an original recipe that´s healthy and follows the "my plate" symbol, filing half your plate with fruits and veggies, and the rest with whole grains, lean protein
Theodore D. Chuang, the federal judge who ruled against President Trump’s revised travel ban Thursday, is himself the son of immigrants and a veteran of President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security. (Snip) Apart from a brief stint at a big Washington law firm Chuang has spent his entire career working in the government, starting out in the Justice Department’s civil rights unit after graduating from Harvard Law School in 1994. In 2009, he began working in the general counsel’s office at DHS. Chuang’s confirmation in the Senate was not without controversy. An influential Republican Senator accused Chuang of having a
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday pushed back on President Trump’s accusation that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign, saying "no such wiretap existed." "The intelligence committees, in their continuing, widening, ongoing investigations of all things Russia, got to the bottom — at least so far with respect to our intelligence community — that no such wiretap existed," Ryan said during a news conference. "We´ve seen no evidence of that," he added when pressed about Trump´s claim. Ryan echoed comments Wednesday from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who said of Trump´s wiretap accusation, "We don´t
NEW YORK — Google is now directing its review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive in search results. The review teams — comprised of contractors known as "quality raters" — already comb through websites and other content to flag questionable items such as pornography. Google added a new category, "upsetting-offensive," in its guidelines for quality raters. For example, content with "racial slurs or extremely offensive terminology" could now get flagged as such. While flagging something doesn´t directly affect the search results themselves, it´s used to tweak the company´s software so that better content ranks
Fox News anchor Sean Hannity is well known for his fiery on-camera persona. But the MMA-loving host can be just as outlandish off-camera too, insiders allege. They claim that he pulled a gun on guest contributor Juan Williams, even training a laser target on the political analyst´s body, after a segment last year. Both Hannity and Williams have dismissed the claims in statements to CNN Money - but three sources told the site that Williams and other witnesses appeared disturbed by Hannity´s alleged outlandish actions. The incident occurred at the end of one of Hannity´s segments, when the host whipped
Former Fox News firebrand Glenn Beck said of President Trump’s newly revised travel ban that he agrees that an Islamist threat exists, but he criticized the White House, Congress and the media for failing to explain the difference between Islamists and Muslims. In an interview with Alex Wagner on CBSN Thursday, Beck, a prominent never-Trumper who supported Ted Cruz’s presidential candidacy, said that the vast majority of Muslims in America are “no different than Catholics or Mormons.” An Islamist, on the other hand, believes “that the Koran supercedes the Constitution or any country” and the country must be run by
An Ethiopian man convicted in Georgia of mutilating his 2-year-old daughter´s genitals has been sent back to his home country by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE removed Khalid Adem, 41, on Monday after he served 10 years in prison. ICE officials said the case is thought to be the first criminal conviction in the United States for female genital mutilation, a widely scorned but persistent procedure the World Health Organization calls a "global concern." "The practice is most common in the western, eastern, and northeastern regions of Africa, in some countries (in) the Middle East and Asia, as well as among migrants
Former President Barack Obama is spending a month at a luxury resort near the tourist island of Tahiti. He checked into the Brando, a luxury resort on French Polynesia´s atoll of Tetiaroa according to local TV channel Tahiti Nui TV, AFP reported. Not much is known about the nature of Obama´s visit. He arrived without his family and has no political meetings planned. Rates at the villas on the atoll, purchased by Hollywood star Marlon Brando in the 1960s, run anywhere between 2,000 euros (about $2,150) to 12,300 euros ($13,241). The resort, which calls itself "one of the finest eco-friendly
The head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting blasted President Trump´s proposed budget cuts, which will impact PBS, the public television network best known for Big Bird. ´The elimination of federal funding to CPB would initially devastate and ultimately destroy public media´s role in early childhood education, public safety, connecting citizens to our history, and promoting civil discussions – all for Americans in both rural and urban communities,´ said Patricia Harrison, the president and CEO of the CPB in a statement today. Trump´s budget calls for a big boost in military spending, while CPB, which oversees PBS and NPR, would
Sen. John McCain on Wednesday directly accused fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin. While speaking from the Senate floor in support of a bill advancing Montenegro’s bid to join NATO, McCain noted objection from the Kentucky senator, saying, “You are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin... trying to dismember this small country which has already been the subject an attempted coup.” He continued: “If they object, they are now carrying out the desires and ambitions of Vladimir Putin and I do not say that lightly.” Several moments later, after McCain asked for unanimous consent
Nordstrom insists its line of Ivanka Trump products, ranging from professional sheath dresses and black pumps, wasn’t selling well, so it had to be dropped. So what did it pick up? High-wasted, acid-washed mom jeans, complete with see-through knees, selling for $95 a pop. Made by Topshop — a hip British retailer — the jeans feature clear, plastic kneecap covers, sewn into the fabric. Nordstrom.com says the jeans have a “futuristic feel.” Even the liberal Huffington Post is questioning why. Begging for someone to put a stop to the madness, Huffington Post writer Carly Ledbetter penned, “Have you ever thought
McDonald´s in a tweet on its corporate account called President Trump "a disgusting excuse of a President" on Thursday morning. The tweet, which was briefly pinned to the top of the account before being deleted, mocked Trump and called for the return of former President Obama. "@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands," the tweet read. Trump was once in a commercial for the fast food giant, and has posted images eating McDonald´s food on his social media accounts during his campaign.
Angry, violent progressives, driven by nonstop Trump hatred emanating from mainstream and leftist media, apparently feel impunity in acting out their fury. Apparently it is open season on conservatives, at least in progressive bastions such as the wealthy Marin County town of Tiburon. (snip)Savage said the man called out to him: “Are you Michael Weiner?” (referring to his given name). Savage said he turned to the man and said, “Go away, I don’t know who you are.” Horowitz said it’s still not entirely clear what motivated the alleged assault, but his office is looking into whether it was a hate crime
All the emphasis seems to be on cutting. We will cut CPB, NPR, NEA. Why aren’t we talking about growing and building and knocking down barriers? Why aren’t we talking about jobs and a boom and reforming regulation and taxes so people can build and invest? Is cutting the absolute No. 1 priority right now? In a country that is, in Pope Francis’ famous characterization of the modern world, “a field hospital after battle”? Is that what the Republican party wants to lead with? Why isn’t the priority unleashing, getting past limits, pushing toward dynamism and expansion? All these old arguments—we have to
Former President Barack Obama has arrived in French Polynesia where he will spend a month at a luxury resort frequented by Hollywood stars. He landed on the tourist island of Tahiti this week without his family before going to Marlon Brando´s privately owned retreat Tetiaroa atoll, which the Oscar-winning actor bought in the 1960s. Obama then checked into the eco-friendly Brando resort, whose villas boast their own plunge pools and cost between 2,000 euros ($2,150) and 12,300 euros per night. It is unclear if Obama´s family will join him for the tropical holiday. Daughter Malia is working at an internship in New York while
President Trump slammed a federal judge from Hawaii Wednesday night for blocking what he called his “watered-down” travel ban on people from six predominately Muslim countries.Trump spoke shortly after US District Court Judge Derrick Kahala Watson issued a preliminary injunction, saying it might violated the constitutions establishment clause by singling out people from one religion. “Let me give you the bad news, the sad news. A judge has blocked our executive order on travel ban. . . The order he blocked was a watered down order from the first order,” Trump said during a rally in Nashville, while referring to the
Bureaucrats braved a bad week. Donald Trump proposes cuts of 29 percent to the State Department, 21 percent to the Departments of Agriculture and Labor, 18 percent to Health and Human Services, and 31 percent to the Environmental Protection Agency in a partial outline of his budget entitled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” Defense, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and programs supporting school choice receive boosts. For pretty much everything else, Trump lowers the boom. “The first cut is the deepest,” Cat Stevens told us. But when the deepest cut comes as the first it indicates what a
Three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit warned a House Judiciary subcommittee Thursday that their jurisdiction should not be split in two. "Circuit division would have a devastating effect on the administration of justice in the western United States," Chief Circuit Judge Sidney Thomas said in prepared remarks to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. He said a split would "increase delay, reduce access to justice and waste taxpayer dollars." There have been attempts in both the House and Senate to split the 9th Circuit and create a new 12th Circuit.
A federal District Court judge in Maryland is considering whether he should order President Donald Trump to double the annual inflow of refugees up to 100,000 per year. Any demand by the judge that the federal government airbus an extra 50,000 migrants — including many adherents of Islam’s sharia legal system — into American neighborhoods would be an unusual intervention into government roles normally left to the elected President and Congress. If actually implemented, the judge’s plan also would be extremely expensive for Americans, because state and local communities subsidize each new immigrant with roughly $1,600 each per year for decades. The judge