[AlAhram] Russian actors believed to be connected to the government have been actively involved in spreading divisive ...politicians call things divisive when when the other side sez something they don't like. Their own statements are never divisive, they're principled... content and promoting extreme themes in the run-up to Tuesday's U.S. mid-term elections, but they are working harder to hide their tracks, according to government Sherlocks, academics and security firms.
Researchers studying the spread of disinformation on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and other platforms say the new, more subtle tactics have allowed most of the so-called information operations campaigns to survive purges by the big social media companies and avoid government scrutiny.
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[IsraelTimes] An Israeli cyber security firm says it has uncovered a databank with information on 62 million US voters in 17 states up for sale, Haaretz reports.
ClearSky says it discovered the data pool last week, which includes information on voters’ political opinions.
"We provide focused alerts to entities in Israel and abroad, and in order to do that, we have to track attackers through a variety of methods. As part of our tracking, we monitor markets where cyberattackers try to market their dubious goods, and that’s how we found the data pool on American voters ahead of Election Day. The data are fairly up-to-date. Some were last updated in 2017 and some in 2015," ClearSky’s Boaz Dolev tells Haaretz.
[CNBC] Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving the Trump administration after more than a year of public criticism from his boss, President Donald Trump.
The 71-year-old Sessions departs after the president repeatedly hammered him about his decision last year to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin. Trump says that moment opened the door to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, which the president has repeatedly called a "witch hunt."
Sessions's chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will serve as acting attorney general, Trump announced. Whitaker also will assume oversight of the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and possible collusion by Trump's campaign in that meddling.
Mr. Sessions’ very classy resignation letter can be seen at the link.
Some Democrats are theatening an investigation. Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., revealed plans for House Democrats to investigate and impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh for alleged perjury and investigate and impeach President Donald Trump for alleged treasonous collusion with Russia. Elizabeth WArren: Trump's firing of Jeff Sessions brings us one step closer to a constitutional crisis. Congress must act to ensure that Special Counsel Mueller can do his job without interference. When he was nominated she said, "I’m deeply disappointed that the Senate voted to confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General tonight". Jeff Nadler in 2016:
"Good morning. In case anyone forgot, Jeff Sessions must resign as AG. He cannot possibly lead DOJ to promote trust & rule of law."Nadler today: "Americans must have answers immediately as to the reasoning behind @realDonaldTrump removing Jeff Sessions from @TheJusticeDept. Why is the President making this change and who has authority over Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation? We will be holding people accountable."
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
11/07/2018 19:09 Comments ||
First off he was not fired, he resigned. Secondly he recused himself from the mueller special council so I am unsure what that has to do with impacteing the special council when he had nothing to do with it. Maybe he will go on talk shows and be the first to explain what crime was committed that warranted a special council in the first place.
Mule muffins. MSM talking heads have settled the issue by pronouncing that the idea of widespread voter fraud is preposterous. What more could one want from a bunch of righteous convenience-based experts who have gotten in the way of any real studies on the issue?
[Townhall] Well, it looks like Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez is projected to win re-election. The Jersey trash Democrat was engulfed in a major ethics scandal, in which he was accused of taking lavish gifts from Dr. Salomon Melgen in exchange for political favors. Melgen was recently convicted and sentenced to 17 years in prison for health care fraud. The months-long trial dented Menendez’s approval numbers, but it ended with a hung jury‐and the Department of Justice declined to retry him.
Republican Bob Hugin was said to have run an excellent campaign against Menendez, hitting him with endless attack ads. With no real competitive House races in the Garden State to help turn out key areas of Democratic support‐party insiders were worried that their base wouldn’t turn out. These fears were complicated by the fact that Menendez’s approval ratings are in the toilet, with Democrats depressed over the ethics fiasco.
if you mean Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, she is up for re election in 2 years; however her district is a safe Democratic seat so she will be there until she wants to leave
although Menendez is a scum he did vote against Obama's Iran give away
Posted by: lord garth ||
11/07/2018 8:04 Comments ||
he did vote against Obama's Iran give away
That's called a 'throwaway vote'. He knew that the Iran deal would pass without him, and he needed to appease some of his, ahem, more anti-ayatollah constituents.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
11/07/2018 8:11 Comments ||
Joisey deserves what they vote for. Good and hard.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
11/07/2018 9:42 Comments ||
I suspect the Dems will push Alexandria Ocasio Cortez to run for higher office before she is truly seasoned. I suspect in 2 years she'll be a serious contender for VP to give some color to the Beto ticket.
[IsraelTimes] Tlaib runs unopposed in Michigan’s 13th district; she has said she favors a one-state solution to the Israeli-Paleostinian conflict and has opposed United States aid to Israel
...American-born Muslim, member of the Democratic Socialists of America, anti-Zionist,so of course she represents Detroit...
on Tuesday became the first Paleostinian-American elected to the US Congress when she won Michigan’s 13th district.
She will also be one of the first Moslem women in Congress, along with Ilhan Omar, who is expected to win in Minnesota. Tlaib ran unopposed, but fended off a late write-in challenge from the woman she defeated in the primaries.
"The first thing I think about when somebody says you’re going to be the first Moslem is celebrate this moment," she told CBS. "We changed the course of history at a time we thought it was impossible. And that if you just believe, believe in the possibility of someone like me."
Republicans, who charge that the Democratic Party has departed from its pro-Israel bona fides point to Tlaib and Omar as proof. Tlaib favors a one-state solution to the Israeli-Paleostinian conflict and has opposed United States aid to Israel.
Tlaib, the daughter of Paleostinian immigrants colonists, said in recent interviews that she favors a one-state solution to the Israeli-Paleostinian conflict, as opposed to a two-state solution that would establish a Paleostinian state alongside Israel.
Asked whether she would consider slashing military aid to Israel with Britannia’s Channel 4, Tlaib responded, "Absolutely, if it has something to do with inequality and not access to people having justice. For me, US aid should be leverage. I will be using my position in Congress so that no country, not one, should be able to get aid from the US when they still promote that kind of injustice.
"So much is about ’let’s choose a side,’" she continued, opining on the Israeli-Arab conflict. "I am for making sure that every single person there has every right to thrive."
In a subsequent interview with In These Times magazine, Tlaib endorsed a one-state solution and supported the free speech rights of BDS activists, who push for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.
"One state," she said in response to a question about whether she supports a one- or two-state solution. "It has to be one state. Separate but equal does not work. I’m only 42 years old but my teachers were of that generation that marched with Martin Luther King. This whole idea of a two-state solution, it doesn’t work."
Omar, a Somalia-born community activist and representative in the State House, is favored to win in November in the 5th District now held by Keith Ellison, who won the DFL primary for state attorney general. DFL is the state’s Democratic Party. Ellison was the first Moslem elected to Congress, in 2006.
[PJMedia] Project Veritas was on the ground in Texas today checking on polling places to see if illegal immigrants colonists are being allowed to vote. The results of their efforts are infuriating if not unsurprising.
"So let's just say my boyfriend is a Dreamer, but he's registered to vote. He just needs his I.D., right?" a Project Veritas undercover journalist asked a poll worker.
"Uh-huh, that's it," Deborah Brooks-Wims, the poll worker, replied.
The news hound made sure the poll worker understood what she was saying. "Some people are questioning whether it's legal since he's not a citizen, but he was able to register," she said.
"If he has an I.D., that's all he needs, if he's registered," Wims reiterated.
"It doesn't matter that he's not a citizen?" the news hound pressed.
Wims then expressed doubt that the woman's purported boyfriend is even registered to vote because if he were registered, she said there would be nothing to worry about.
The Veritas news hound assured her that he was registered, but said they had seen something on the internet saying that non-citizens were not allowed to vote.
"No, don't pay any attention to that," Wims exclaimed. "Bring him up here."
At another polling location, the Project Veritas journalist ran into the same thing. When confronted with concerns about the Dreamer boyfriend being allowed to vote, poll worker Pam Nash was happy to be of service.
Nash said helpfully, "No, you tell him no, we got a lot of them. Mmhmm. From early voter? We got TONS of them."
"It doesn't matter that he's not a citizen?" the Veritas news hound asked.
"No, ma'am," Bash replied.
Gee, maybe President Trump wasn't too far off when he said there were millions of illegal votes in 2016.
In fact, a study in June of 2017 estimated that as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
11/07/2018 19:09 Comments ||
makes the amount of money spent on his loss seem extra foolish.
EVERY time some leftie starts in about school teachers buying their own pencils, I mention the amount of outside money sent to lefty candidates. If they don't shut up then, I mention LeBron James salary. Usually gets quiet about then.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
11/07/2018 19:12 Comments ||
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.