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Dennis Kucinich: "There are polls out there that show me leading" (BS)

In a podcast published today (April 20th), Pro-Trump Democratic candidate for Ohio governor falsely stated that there are "polls" out there that show him leading:

In fact, a review of polls shows that Kucinich leads in zero polls (He's tied in one poll, and the most recent poll has Cordray leading him by 15%):


Ohio Sen. Portman might oppose bill to keep Trump from firing Mueller

Source: Dayton Daily News

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, suggested he would oppose a bill that would prevent President Donald Trump from firing former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who as a special counsel for the Justice Department is investigating possible links in the 2016 presidential campaign between Russia and Trump campaign officials.

In an interview today on CNN, Portman said “the president has the constitutional right to be able to hire and fire people who work for him. As my lawyers have looked at the legislation….they believe it is not consistent with that constitutional right.”

Read more: https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/national-govt--politics/ohio-sen-portman-might-oppose-bill-keep-trump-from-firing-mueller/4tecKGzDeeNeblxxaEXPcJ/

Several House Republicans endorse bill to protect Mueller

Source: Politico

A handful of House Republicans have endorsed legislation that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from any attempt by President Donald Trump to remove him, even as GOP leaders insist that such legislation is unnecessary.

Rep. Charlie Dent introduced a version of the bill on Friday, and on Monday, fellow Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick signed on as a cosponsor. Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) signed on to an identical version of the bill that Democrats introduced last week.

The new GOP support for the bill comes despite continued assurances from Republican leaders in the House and Senate that Trump wouldn't dare fire Mueller.

"We do not believe that he should be fired. We do not believe he will be fired," Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday morning.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/17/mueller-protection-bill-supporters-528390

This is good news, but we need more than a "handful" of Republicans to pass this. I hope more jump in.

House Dem wants floor vote on bill to protect Mueller from Trump

Source: The Hill

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said Monday that he doesn’t have faith in the bipartisan response to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump, adding that “actions speak louder than tweets or words.”

“I want to see the bill on the floor and people having to say ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ ” Swalwell said on CNN while criticizing lawmakers for not advancing legislation to protect the Justice Department's Russia investigation from White House interference.

“Right now, it’s just talk and with this president, we know how he responds to just talk,” Swalwell said.

“We need to put that bill on his desk and make him make a real decision rather than just benefiting from members saying what they are or are not going to do."

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/383348-dem-lawmaker-doesnt-have-faith-in-bipartisan-efforts-to-protect

About time democrats turned up the heat. It’s time to find out which Republicans have been pretending to support a bill to protect Mueller.

Poll: Dems lead by 10 on generic House ballot

Source: The Hill

Democrats hold a 10-point lead on the generic House ballot, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll published Monday.

Fifty percent of respondents said they would vote for the Democratic candidate in their congressional district, while 40 percent said they would cast a ballot for the Republican candidate.

Among registered voters, 47 percent said they would vote for the Democratic candidate, while 43 percent chose the Republican. As for voters who are both registered and will definitely cast ballots, 49 percent said they would pick the Democratic candidate, while 44 percent said the Republican.

By contrast, Democrats currently hold a 6.2-point lead over Republicans in the RealClearPolitics generic House ballot poll average.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/383313-poll-dems-lead-by-10-on-generic-house-ballot

The media narrative that the Democratic lead in the midterms is shrinking just took a hit with this poll.

Russian General's Claim of 71 Missiles Downed Countered by Experts, Evidence

Source: Polygraph

Gen.Sergei Rudskoy’s full statement contains multiple inaccurate claims and we will get to them but first the portion that is attracting much of the international interest – that “71 cruise missiles have been intercepted.”

Brian G. Williams, the author of the book “Counter Jihad. The American Military Experience in Afghanistan Iraq and Syria” told Polygraph.info the “claims that 71 percent of US French and British missiles were intercepted are in the realm of fantasy.”

“Not even the advanced Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile system or U.S. Patriot anti-missile systems could achieve such a success rate,” Williams said.

The expert argues that if Russia’s claims were true, there would have been “deaths on the ground.”

Read more: https://www.polygraph.info/a/syria-russia-71-missiles-claim-fact-cheched/29169608.html

New Ohio Governor poll shows Cordray leading Pro-Trump Democrat Dennis Kucinich 28% - 13%

Moral of the story: whether you’re running for governor, senator, representative, or anything, do not run as a Trump lover if you want to win a Democratic race.

Another recent poll had them tied. Looks like the undecideds are breaking for Cordray upon knowing more about Kucinich


It looks like Scott Pruitt received zero death threats

Scott Pruitt's EPA has justified his unprecedented spending in security detail by saying he has received an "unprecedented” number of death threats.

But when forced to submit proof of those threats, the agency could not come up with one single record (emails, voice mails, etc.) of the alleged threats.


Pruitt's minions tried to count a message calling Pruitt an "ignorant fuck" as a death threat (it's not).

Corbyn refuses to blame Assad for chemical attack in Syria

Source: Daily Mail

Jeremy Corbyn today refused to point the finger of blame at the Assad regime for the latest chemical weapons attack in Syria.

The Labour leader said he condemned the attack and called on all sides to cooperate on a ceasefire.

Speaking at Labour's local election launch in London, Mr Corbyn said there must be an international investigation to establish who was to blame for the attack.

In a later media interview Mr Corbyn condemned violence 'on all sides' of the Syrian war, which has run for more than seven years since a pro-democracy up-rising.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5594765/Corbyn-refuses-blame-Assad-chemical-attack-Syria.html

Obviously Nicaragua did it.

Associated Press: Rasmussen poll does not call cell phones, explaining dubious 50% Trump approval

80% percent of respondents to the Rasmussen poll use landline, a demographic that skews Republican.

The rest are pulled from an online panel. No cell phone users are contacted.

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