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CBS battleground poll: Partisans divide on news of FBI, emails

Source: CBS News

News of the FBI’s decision spread quickly through the battleground states – eight in ten likely voters had heard about it by Saturday – and partisans quickly went to their respective corners: Republicans think it’s bad and expect the emails to contain things damaging to Clinton, and most Democrats say too much is being made of it. While a sizeable third of Democrats also say it’s bad, we found yet another reminder that the election has become a relative choice between the two candidates: those same Democrats also feel the email matter is not as bad as things they dislike about Donald Trump, so they aren’t re-evaluating their vote.


There’s a suggestion the new email issue could limit Clinton’s chances of growing beyond the base that already supports her. Only 5 percent of Democrats say it could make them less likely to vote for Clinton, and among voters overall, 71 percent say it either won’t change their thinking, or in some cases, they’re already voted.

Most of those who say they’re less likely to vote for Clinton are Republicans, who are not supporting her anyway. Just 5 percent say it all depends on what is in the emails, a wait-and-see approach. Overall, 52 percent of battleground voters expect the emails to contain “more of what we already know” and 48 percent - the largest group of which are Republicans – expect things that are additionally damaging to Clinton.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbs-battleground-poll-partisans-divide-on-news-of-fbi-emails/

Looks like the Comey letter is not changing a lot of minds.

Hackers breach Clinton campaign chairman's Twitter account

Source: CNN

John Podesta's Twitter account was hacked on Wednesday, according to a campaign spokesman, prompting the campaign to inform the social media site of the breach.

The hack comes in the midst of the ongoing release of Podesta's emails, which was stolen and are now being released by Wikileaks. The emails have been embarrassing for the Clinton campaign, bringing internal machinations of the campaign -- and some off-color comments -- into the public.

On Wednesday, as Clinton landed in Las Vegas, Podesta's seemingly tweeted, "I've switched teams. Vote Trump 2016. Hi pol."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/12/politics/john-podesta-twitter-hack-hillary-clinton/index.html

Gee, wonder who did that...

Anyone watching the CNN special on FLOTUS helping girls in Africa?

OMG, the girls' stories have me tears. All they want is an education...the hell they go through just to be allowed to go to school...

Here's the CNN link re the show:

Michelle Obama: This issue is personal for me - CNN.com

Why Ohio is leaving Donald Trump for Hillary Clinton

Last week, the Ohio AFL-CIO distributed 125,000 mailers titled “Trump Stiffs American Steelworkers,” citing articles that Trump had profited from low Chinese pricing instead of buying American steel. Leaflets distributed at the office say the same.

It’s a message that popular Ohio Democrats like Senator Sherrod Brown and Congressman Tim Ryan also sunk their teeth into as they waded through one-time Democratic bastions along Ohio’s eastern border during a bust tour with Bill Clinton.

“Donald Trump, all he does is run his mouth and pad his pockets,” Brown told a riled up crowd last week at a Union Hall in Canton after blasting Trump for buying Chinese steel.

Ryan’s introduction of Clinton was even more intense. “He will gut you and he will walk over your cold dead body and he won’t even flinch,” he said of Trump at a pancake breakfast in Youngstown.

Clinton matched their insults with his wife’s plan to invest in American manufacturing and infrastructure, grow labor unions, and raise wages, a message that finally seems to be taking hold in Northeast Ohio, where Trump has tried to run up the score with the white working class.

“Bill Clinton seems like a pretty decent messenger for that demographic — Ohio is whiter than the nation and it’s white population is less educated than the nation,” Kyle Kondik, the managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, told CBS News. “And if Trump over performs with that demographic, it’s a problem. So I do think it’s smart for her to limit the losses amongst that group because that’s almost half the voters in Ohio.”


Smart campaigning is how it's done!

Turns Out Donald Trump Once Fired A Woman For Using ‘Locker Room Talk’

Just days after Donald Trump brushed off his 2005 brag about sexually assaulting women as nothing more than “locker room talk,” a 2010 episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” has resurfaced in which the Republican nominee fires a female contestant for exactly that.

The clip, which was tweeted out Monday from “The Daily Show” account, shows Trump dismissing professional wrestler Maria Kanellis after she said “crap” in his boardroom, a word much less obscene than the phrase “grab her by the p***y.” “The reason why I said you were so arrogant was because you came in our dressing room and you took a crap and left the stench in the room,” Kanellis says in the video, referencing an incident with her fellow contestant, chef Curtis Stone.

The reality TV host then comes to the defense of Stone, the man who allegedly entered the women’s dressing room uninvited, and criticized the wrestler for her language. Trump called Kanellis’ story “a little below the belt” and said her comments were “sort of gross” and “disgusting,” before delivering the final blow.

“This is my boardroom, it’s not a locker room,” Trump said. “Maria, you’re fired.”

Turns Out Donald Trump Once Fired A Woman For Using 'Locker Room Talk' | Huffington Post

Note: Donald was also at a workplace (filming of Access Hollywood piece at studio location set of a soap opera) when he bragged about sexually assaulting women.

LOL Debate closes with Trump endorsing Hillary: "She fights hard...she doesn't quit."

“I will say this about Hillary. She doesn’t quit. She doesn’t give up. I respect that. I tell it like it is: She is a fighter. I disagree with much of what she’s fighting for. I do disagree with her judgment in many cases, but she does fight hard and she doesn’t quit and she doesn’t give up, and I consider that to be a very good trait,” he said.

Donald Trump Made It Clear -- Again -- That He Is Unfit For The Presidency | Huffington Post

NBC: Pence Says Trump Didn't Say Those Insults. He Did.

"To be honest, if Donald Trump said all those things you said he said, in the way you said he said those things, he wouldn't have a fraction of the insults that Hillary Clinton leveled when she said half of our supporters were a basket of deplorables." -- Mike Pence

Pence claimed Trump didn't say a long list of insults, but he did.

Here's what Kaine said: "Donald Trump during his campaign has called Mexicans rapists and criminals. He's called women dogs, pigs, slobs, disgusting… He attacked an Indiana-born federal judge and said he was unqualified to hear a federal lawsuit because his parents were Mexican. He went after John McCain, a POW, and said he wasn't a hero because he was captured. He said African-Americans are living in hell, and he perpetrated this outrageous and bigoted lie that President Obama is not a U.S. citizen."

Pence Says Trump Didn't Say Those Insults. He Did. - NBC News

RNC prematurely declares Mike Pence debate winner two hours before start time

Source: CBS News

The Republican National Committee (RNC) appeared to accidentally declare on its website Tuesday night that Mike Pence was the winner of the vice presidential debate, nearly two hours before it was slated to start.

“Americans from all across the country tuned in to watch the one and only Vice Presidential debate. During the debate we helped fact check and monitor the conversation in real time @GOP. The consensus was clear after the dust settled, Mike Pence was the clear winner of the debate,” said the blog post on gop.com, the party’s website.

The post, which went viral nearly two hours before the debate was scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., said that Pence’s top moments were on the “economy” and “highlighting Hillary’s scandals.”

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rnc-prematurely-declares-mike-pence-debate-winner-two-hours-before-start-time/

Well, now we know Pence will be slinging mud.
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