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Donald Trump broke the conservative media

Donald Trump broke the conservative media
Oliver Darcy Aug. 26, 2016, 12:05 PM

"I think that, in retrospect, they really did empower the instruments of their own destruction," Sykes said of the GOP.

One of the chief problems, Sykes said, was that it had become impossible to prove to listeners that Trump was telling falsehoods because over the past several decades, the conservative news media had "basically eliminated any of the referees, the gatekeepers."

"When this is all over, we have to go back. There's got to be a reckoning on all this," Sykes said. "We've created this monster."

"I think the conservative media is the worst thing that has ever happened to the Republican Party on a national level," he said.

"The conservative establishment that needs to be gotten rid of is the conservative media establishment. Sean Hannity needs to go. Bill O'Reilly needs to go. Sadly, Rush Limbaugh needs to go," he said.

http://www.businessinsider.com/conservative-media-trump-drudge-coulter-2016-8
Posted by workinclasszero | Sat Aug 27, 2016, 01:27 PM (6 replies)

Teamsters endorse Hillary Clinton

Teamsters endorse Hillary Clinton
By COGAN SCHNEIER and MARIANNE LEVINE 08/26/16 06:21 PM EDT

The 1.4-million-member Teamsters endorsed Hillary Clinton, the union announced Friday, in a unanimous vote by its executive board.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is the nation's fourth-largest union, and the last of the country's labor giants to fall behind the Democratic presidential nominee — well behind the National Education Association, the Service Employees International Union, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which all endorsed Clinton in 2015.

Unlike these other unions, the Teamsters do not consistently endorse the Democratic candidate for president.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/teamsters-endorse-hillary-clinton-227463
Posted by workinclasszero | Sat Aug 27, 2016, 01:02 PM (5 replies)

Donald Trump Fine With Supporter Who Called For Hillary Clinton’s Execution

Donald Trump Fine With Supporter Who Called For Hillary Clinton’s Execution
Trump also said he’d never heard the widely reported comments.
4 hours ago

In July, Al Baldasaro, a Republican state representative in New Hampshire, said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton “should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.”

And now Donald Trump says he is unfamiliar with the remarks.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_57c04700e4b04193420eb886
Posted by workinclasszero | Fri Aug 26, 2016, 03:44 PM (3 replies)

Drug money: Pharma CEOs are paid 71% more

Drug money: Pharma CEOs are paid 71% more
Matt Krantz, USA TODAY 1:38 p.m. EDT August 26, 2016

People might be shocked at how high drug prices have gotten. But equally lucrative are the compensation packages hauled in by drug company CEOs.

CEOs of the 14 biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 that served all of 2015 pulled down median compensation packages valued at $18.5 billion in 2015, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. That was 71% greater than the median $10.8 million hauled in by S&P 500 executives in all industries in 2015, according to an analysis by Equilar.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2016/08/26/drug-money-pharma-ceos-paid-71-more/89369152/
Posted by workinclasszero | Fri Aug 26, 2016, 01:48 PM (1 replies)

New Trump Campaign Exec Seems to Have Committed Voter Fraud by Registering Illegally in Florida

New Trump Campaign Exec Seems to Have Committed Voter Fraud by Registering Illegally in Florida
By Ben Mathis-Lilley

As Donald Trump has fallen further and further behind in the polls, he's started to talk more and more about the conspiratorial idea that November's general election is going to be "rigged" against him via voter fraud. "I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged, I have to be honest,” he said earlier this month, later adding that “I’m telling you, November 8th, we’d better be careful." More broadly, the dubious idea that Democrats engage in widespread electoral fraud is commonly discussed in hyperbolic terms on right-wing sites like Breitbart.

It is in this context that the Guardian's report that new Trump campaign chief executive Stephen Bannon, who is also a Breitbart exec, seems to be committing voter fraud by claiming an unoccupied Florida house as his home address is so satisfyingly ironic...

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/08/26/stephen_bannon_may_be_committing_voter_fraud_with_illegal_florida_registration.html
Posted by workinclasszero | Fri Aug 26, 2016, 01:45 PM (8 replies)

CNN Can’t Quiiiite Figure Out Whether Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton Is The Real Racist

CNN Can’t Quiiiite Figure Out Whether Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton Is The Real Racist
By Evan Hurst - August 25, 2016 - 3:26pm

Let us review. Donald Trump called Hillary a “bigot” during a rally in Mississippi, because he’s hopelessly trying to pretend he can gin up support among black voters, for his obviously racist ass. Trump has been showing us throughout this entire campaign that he’s a homegrown extremist racist, or at least that he’s more than willing to play one on TV, and so he racistly told his white supporters in Mississippi that Hillary is THE REAL RACIST.

The same man whose rallies are literally #UnsafeSpaces for black folks; who talks about “my African-American,” because he has a black friend; who wishes he was “a black” because “a blacks” have it SO MUCH EASIER; who stood up last week and told black folks that their lives were basically worthless shit, so “what the hell do you have to lose” by supporting him.

“Mutual charges”? Because Both Sides Do It, right? Go get fucked, CNN, long and slow, by the flaming dildo of your own mediocrity.

http://wonkette.com/605920/cnn-cant-quiiiite-figure-out-whether-donald-trump-or-hillary-clinton-is-the-real-racist
Posted by workinclasszero | Fri Aug 26, 2016, 08:30 AM (9 replies)

WATCH: Mylan CEO Heather Bresch goes down in flames defending $16M pay raise and EpiPen price hike

WATCH: Mylan CEO Heather Bresch goes down in flames defending $16M pay raise and EpiPen price hike
Brad Reed BRAD REED 25 AUG 2016 AT 09:36 ET

Mylan Pharmaceuticals CEO Heather Bresch is desperately trying to control the public relations disaster created by her company’s decision to jack up the price of the life-saving EpiPen drug by 450 percent over the past 12 years.

CNBC interviewer Brian Sullivan also pointed out that the American Medical Association has said that EpiPens are the same product that they were in 2009, and thus nothing justifies such massive price hikes.

When asked how she could justify increasing her own compensation — which has risen from $2.5 million in 2007 to $18.9 million in 2015 — even as parents have to pay significantly more for their children’s life-saving drugs, Bresch again completely dodged the question.

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/watch-mylan-ceo-heather-bresch-goes-down-in-flames-defending-16m-pay-raise-and-epipen-price-hike/
Posted by workinclasszero | Fri Aug 26, 2016, 07:41 AM (3 replies)

Missouri Could Be A Swing State Again

Missouri Could Be A Swing State Again
Which isn’t good news for Trump.
By Harry Enten AUG 25, 2016 AT 11:04 AM

“Which states are you watching?” That’s a question I get a lot. There are Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, of course. Even more peripheral states like Georgia have made some news. But I’m increasingly interested in a state that few people seem to be talking about: Missouri.

Polls show not only a tight presidential race in the Show-Me State, but also a fairly close Senate race. Oh, and Missouri may keep a Democrat in its governor’s mansion.


http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/missouri-could-be-a-swing-state-again/
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 01:24 PM (0 replies)

Get Ready for the ‘Real’ Donald Trump

Get Ready for the ‘Real’ Donald Trump
Andrew Rosenthal AUG. 24, 2016

When Republican politicians start talking about “reaching out” to minority voters, you can be sure of two things: They are scared they are going to lose badly with those voters in yet another election, and they aren’t actually going to change any of their policies.

Lately, we’ve heard talk of a shift in tone from Donald Trump’s campaign, whose new manager, Kellyanne Conway, is being credited with getting Trump to use teleprompters and drop some of his most outrageous rhetoric.

It’s a sign of how twisted politics are in 2016 that it is considered an achievement to deliver a prepared speech that does not attack the parents of a Muslim soldier killed defending his country.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/opinion/campaign-stops/get-ready-for-the-real-donald-trump.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 12:38 PM (10 replies)

First Read: Trump's Stunning Flip-Flop on Immigration

First Read: Trump's Stunning Flip-Flop on Immigration
by CHUCK TODD, MARK MURRAY and CARRIE DANN

Earlier this week, we wrote that Trump was weighing the possibility of backtracking -- as difficult as it seems -- on his previous call for a "deportation force" to deal with the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

But never in our wildest dreams did we expect him to signal being open to a path for legal status for those undocumented immigrants, something over which he attacked primary rivals Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/first-read-trump-s-stunning-flip-flop-immigration-n637621
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Aug 25, 2016, 11:07 AM (2 replies)
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