Category Archives: 2016 Elections

Tuesday Open Thread | Sabotage of Obamacare

Trump deliberately tries to break Obamacare. Consider the actions his administration has taken https://t.co/uzrZMvlqLS pic.twitter.com/zXc8SARpg8 — Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) October 13, 2017 Yes…instead of trying to fix the parts of Obamacare that they consider ‘broken’, they are trying to destroy … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg won’t reveal details of company’s Russia probe

(CNN) Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg will not say whether her company has identified similarities in how Russian agents and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign used the social media platform ahead of the 2016 election. In an interview with Axios on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Brad Parscale: Facebook, Google and Twitter employees were embedded inside the Trump campaign

WE’RE DOOMED. DEMOCRACY IS DEAD……. Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale says Donald Trump won election on Facebook with highly targeted ads — and infrastructure was a key issue President Donald Trump talked on Twitter, but Facebook was the crucial … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | The Next GOP Scam – Tax Reform

Remember, Trumpcare was nothing but a tax cut bill masquerading as a Healthcare Bill. Now that it’s gone down to defeat for now, and they can’t use Reconciliation, they have to show their sociopathy in the open.   Hence, their … Continue reading

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Russians bought ads on facebook targeting black people in Baltimore and Ferguson

Ferguson and Baltimore had gained widespread attention for the large and violent protests over police shootings of black men. The decision to target the ad in those two cities offers the first look at how accounts linked to the Russian … Continue reading

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Robert Mueller obtains facebook warrant in Russia probe

Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has obtained a warrant to investigate Facebook’s role in spreading Russian misinformation to targeted U.S. regions. The move reportedly opens a whole new avenue of speculation about what … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Ok, the Month From Hell Begins….

From Martin Longman: The Month From Hell Has Arrived by Martin Longman September 1, 2017 It’s happened. The Republicans’ month-from-hell has arrived. It’s the month I coined a meat-grinder. And it’s going to get off to the slowest of starts … Continue reading

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