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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

Daily Kos - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 07:50

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE

We now join the Trump impeachment inquiry already in progress…

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Ain’t gravity a kick.

Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! [Gong!!]

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Cartoon: The great Facebook rebrand

Daily Kos - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 07:50

Pre-order my new book, We Should Improve Society Somewhat, out March 2020 from Clover Press. ​​​​​​Featuring 184 pages of my best comics from the Trump era and an introduction from Tom Tomorrow.

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Extortion and bribery documented by Amb. Sondland, GOP losses at polls

Daily Kos - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 07:30

Yes, there was an election with important Democratic wins,  but the best analysis and punditry are yet to come. For now, there’s:

WaPo: 

Republicans wake to a blue Virginia

Republicans awoke Wednesday to a stark new political reality in Virginia after losing majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly, a sweeping defeat that solidifies Democratic control over the state capital for the first time in a generation.

Depleted by President Trump’s floundering approval rating in Virginia, the Republicans’ defeat was a new low for a party that has not won a statewide race since Bob McDonnell became governor in 2009.

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Yeah, we made it happen to you in a state you carried by 30 points.

WaPo:

 Kentucky outcome embarrasses Trump and worries many Republicans ahead of 2020

Democrats’ claim of victory Tuesday in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race, as well as the Democratic takeover of the Virginia state legislature, left Republicans stumbling and increasingly uncertain about their own political fates next year tied to an embattled and unpopular president.

So good morning Congressional Republicans!!!!!

Feeling better? Has the fever broken? Ready to save your own necks?

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Bipartisan Outreach, GOP Style: Junior Names His Favorite Democrat

Crooks and Liars - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 07:21

The Daily Caller reports:

Donald Trump Jr. appeared on CBS to promote his new book Tuesday....

“Say something nice on there today, aright?” CBS’s Gayle King teased.

“I’ll do that. I’ll do that. I can- Gayle, there’s some nice stuff in there,” Trump Jr. responded.

“Who is your favorite Democrat? Go ahead,” King asked.

After some cross talk, Trump Jr. responds, “Mitt Romney, Gayle. Mitt Romney is my favorite Democrat. How about that?”

At MAGA rallies, I assume this material kills.

But seriously: How many articles have you encountered just in the past week urging Democrats not to be so goshdarn polarizing, with their Medicare for All and their Green New Deal? How many pundits have begged all the Democrats to reach out to Trump voters? To "get out of their liberal/progressive/coastal elitist bubble"?

Well, this is what you get when you ask a Republican -- no, not just the president or his spawn, but virtually any Republican -- to bridge the partisan gap: You get a total rejection of the Democrats, as well as the clear message that no one can be a member in good standing of the Republican Party, or, for that matter, the community of decent people, without showing blind deference to Dear Leader.

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Hannity Swears He Didn't Smear U.S. Ambassador To Ukraine

Crooks and Liars - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 07:21

Sean Hannity worked himself into a major snit Tuesday night over the fact that his name came up in connection with the smear of former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. After playing numerous clips from MSNBC, Hannity shook his fist at CNN President Jeff Zucker, declared the whole thing "fake news," and readied another John Solomon smear of Joe Biden to distract his viewers.

"In reality, despite the obsessive fake news reporting by the media mob, I don't know anything about this woman," Hannity insisted. "She was barely mentioned but a few times on this program just in passing, basically, and to this day I haven't talked to anyone from Ukraine that I knew was from Ukraine -- no one!"

He added, "I certainly was not lobbying for her removal."

In the transcript of Marie Yovanovitch's testimony to the impeachment committee, Sean Hannity's name came up on eight different pages, generally in relation to the close relationship he has with senior administration officials such as Mike Pompeo, and Trump himself. The allegation was never that he talked to anyone from Ukraine, but that he was helping with a smear campaign to create an excuse for Trump to recall her.

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Mike's Blog Round Up

Crooks and Liars - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 07:20

It's the "Ooops, Amending My Testimony" Edition!

Multitasking: The New York Crank looks at two separate stories. In one post.

At Juanita Jean's, El Jefe laments "Our Society is Lost". (Looks as if Chick-fil-A is this week's theme. Who'd a thunk it?)

Tom Degan rants about Rudy.

Fire Facts & Trump, Calif. Division, from Why Now?

Bonus Laugh Track: "Little Golden Toilet Book", from Hysterical Raisins.

Assembled by M. Bouffant.

Submissions: mbru@crooksandliars.com


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FAIL: Trump Begged KY Not To Let Beshear Win: 'You Can't Do That To Me!'

Crooks and Liars - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 07:18

Donald Trump flew down to Kentucky on Monday for a MAGA/Bevin rally in the hopes of keeping Trump loving Governor Bevin in office. And Kentucky is such a red state that they keep re-electing Mitch McConnell. It honestly seemed like a lock that Bevin would win again.

Trump wailed to the crowd:

"If you lose, they are going to say Trump suffered the greatest loss in the history of the world....You can't let that happen to me!"

Well, it DID. They voted Bevin out. Beshear won...by a slim margin but he WON!

THE BLUE WAVE CONTINUES!!!!

Oh, and Virginia took control of their Senate as well. Watch out Trump loving Senators. It may not be a good idea to hitch your horse to the Trump wagon anymore.


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Daily Kos Radio is ALL-NEW at 9 AM ET!

Daily Kos - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 07:00

Well, there’s nothing to talk about today. No news or anything. So I don’t know what we’ll do to keep Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter occupied.

Ha ha. Just kidding! We won all the elections, and it’s time to catch up on all the analysis about why this has got Republicans in a panic! Woohoo!

Listen right here at 9:00 AM ET!

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So if you’re a podcast listener, please consider downloading the RadioPublic app on your Android or iOS phone. Yes, you can still download directly from their site, or listen to the player embedded here at Daily Kos. But it’s listens in their app that count toward payment. And get this: listen to just three episodes in their app, and we earn a one-time, $1 “loyal listener” bonus.

Nothing changes on our end. It’s still Greg Dworkin, Joan McCarter, plus also, me. And you! As always, we still want your voice on the air with us. Sit down with your smart phone or other electronic recording device and send us your stories and commentary to share with the audience. There’s no easier way to try your hand at podcasting, without all the hassle!

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David Waldman knows it’s hard out here for a pundit. Why, even Rachel Bitecofer tackled authorship, directorship, and professorship before taking on that pundit… ship. Best yet, Rachel succeeds on TV without being either a jerk or a loon, an asset so rare she should be contracted just for that! Alas, Fox News doesn’t believe in any sanity clause, as they’ll mike up any Lex Luthor/Sonny Crockett/Unabomber that comes along. Matt Drudge isn’t guano-crazy enough nowadays to capture the truly screwball out there, like those county commissioners blocking the New York times from their libraries for being “fake news”. KITM supplies only real, sane, useful news. Case in point: It’s National Donut Day! Buy a sack, bring’em on the airplane! But bring enough to share... they smell so good. If there’s Canadians on board, bring a lot, they like donuts. Bring water too, it seems their water’s pretty crappy, even in comparison to Flint, Michigan, but probably not compared to Kentucky. You know what would help Kentucky’s water? Voting out Governor Matt Bevin, and then Mitch McConnell. (Voting out McConnell would help everything.) You know who has a plan for that? Well, sure, but also Eric Posman, in his Episode #4 of Senate Snippets! Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified to the House, and the transcripts are out. Turns out Yovanovitch is just like Meghan McCain! Except, of course, in Ukraine’s case, Donald’s paranoid delusions led to intimidation, extortion, corruption, and collusion with Russia to… Oh, I see! How close would you want to be to Donald Trump when he’s eating? The good news is, he doesn’t want you there either. Now, wherever you are, get out there and vote! (If you are in Indiana, you might be out of luck, sorry.)

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Open thread for night owls: One of the right wing's worst forecasters did it again

Daily Kos - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 00:35

In light of the Democratic victories in Kentucky and Virginia Tuesday night, a teensy touch of Schadenfreude seems in order: 

Fred Barnes—executive editor of the defunct The Weekly Standard and a prolific contributor at Foxaganda who one critic of his book on George W. Bush called a “perfect Bush hack”—wrote an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal a week ago. The guy being quoted in these final two paragraphs is Mark Rozell of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University:

Mr. Trump was poison in the 2018 midterm election in Virginia, and Republicans lost three U.S. House seats. But Democrats have overreached in 2019 by pushing the notion of a “new Virginia.” Liberal activists are thrilled and eagerly celebrating it, but it sounds off-puttingly radical. 

Better still for Republicans, Mr. Trump won’t “be as much of a drag in 2019” as he was earlier, Mr. Rozell believes. “Two thousand nineteen is different. Not much national context and no statewide race to anchor turnout. It’s all local this time, and Republicans traditionally have done better at turnout in these off-off-year elections in Virginia.”

Hahahahahaha. To provide a bit of context: Barnes was one of very few pundits—right, left or center—who predicted John McCain would win in 2008, and Mitt Romney would win in 2012. 

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At Daily Kos on this date in 2010Another Scarborough political donation:

Politico's Ken Vogel flags another donation from MSNBC host Joe Scarborough to a Republican candidate, this one made in April of this year for $5,000 to a GOP candidate in Alabama. Combined with his 2006 contribution of $4,400 to a GOP congressional candidate, Scarborough has donated at least $9,400 to Republican candidates as an MSNBC host -- more than the amount that led to Keith Olbermann's suspension.

It's not just contributions, either: Vogel points out that in August, Scarborough traveled to Alabama to headline a fundraiser for the county GOP where he made his contribution.

Given the obvious double-standard here, Griffin's decision to suspend Olbermann but not Scarborough seems to be motivated by personal or political factors. After all, Joe Scarborough not only has contributed more money than Keith Olbermann, he's headlined fundraisers.

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Live coverage of election night 2019: Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, and more

Daily Kos - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 23:35

It’s election night 2019! Hundreds of important races are on the ballot across the country, and we’re liveblogging the top contests below.

Follow: Daily Kos Elections on Twitter

Results (with poll closings in Eastern Time): KY (6/7 PM) | MS (8 PM) | NJ (8 PM) | NY (9 PM) | TX (8 PM) | VA (7 PM): Senate, House

Key Races: Live Cheat-sheet| Election Preview| County Benchmarks | VA: Senate, House

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 · 4:54:17 AM +00:00 · Steve Singiser

It’s nearing midnight on the East Coast, but the Daily Kos Elections team isn’t quite done yet with Election Night 2019. Still a few races left to put in the shed, but first a recap:

  • The story of the night has to be the narrow defeat of incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin at the hands of Democrat Andy Beshear in Kentucky, a state Donald Trump carried by a 63-33 margin. With all precincts tallied, Beshear holds a likely insurmountable 5150 vote lead over Bevin. As expected, Beshear has declared victory, while Bevin is fussing like an unchanged toddler, claiming irregularities. Which, as many have noted, would be a bit bizarre, considering that Republicans swept every other statewide office by varying margins.
  • Meanwhile, Democrats have claimed both houses in the Virginia state legislature. With a handful of races in limbo, the Democrats seem destined for no less than 21 seats (out of 40) in the Senate, and 54 (out of 100) seats in the House of Delegates
  • One bright spot for the GOP, and they are few and far between: they have held onto the governorship in Mississippi, where Republican Tate Reeves leads Democrat Jim Hood by a 53-45 margin. The GOP also looks to have picked up a small handful of legislative seats in the Magnolia State.
  • The GOP also cut into the legislative majority of the Democrats in New Jersey, picking off at least four seats in the state Assembly and one in the state Senate. The Democrats still have large majorities in both, however.
  • On the local level, Democrats picked up the mayor’s office in Wichita, Kansas, while holding onto their offices in Indianapolis and Manchester (NH). They also claimed at least one county executive’s office in New York state.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 · 4:59:30 AM +00:00 · Steve Singiser

VIRGINIA: And there is the confirmation. The AP has “un-called” HD-83, which had been called earlier in the night for Republican incumbent Del. Chris Stolle. Now, with all precincts apparently tallied, Stolle trails Democrat Nancy Guy by 18 votes. If that holds, it would be the sixth pickup for the Democrats.

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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Gong Gong Gong 工工工

Crooks and Liars - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 23:01

Desert blues at it most spartan which has then been filtered through Chinese melodies. Rhythms that nod to Bo Diddley but with its bop gone all cerebral.

Beijing, China based duo Gong Gong Gong 工工工 make a groove that is natural to the human soul that is also mystifying to the brain.

If you dig the song we're hearing them from tonight, "Ride Your Horse", check out my latest podcast. It includes "Some Kind of Demon" another track from their newly released debut album titled
Phantom Rhythm 幽靈節奏 (幽霊リズム)

What are you listening to tonight?


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Sean Spicer CHEATING His Way Thru 'Dancing With The Stars'

Crooks and Liars - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 22:46

For the record, no one here at C&L gives a rat's butt about MAGA wasting their time voting for non-dancer Sean Spicer. People who care about dancing might note that Republicans routinely cheat when it comes to matters of "voting."

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Live coverage of election night 2019: Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, and more

Daily Kos - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 22:25

It’s election night 2019! Hundreds of important races are on the ballot across the country, and we’re liveblogging the top contests below.

Follow: Daily Kos Elections on Twitter

Results (with poll closings in Eastern Time): KY (6/7 PM) | MS (8 PM) | NJ (8 PM) | NY (9 PM) | TX (8 PM) | VA (7 PM): Senate, House

Key Races: Live Cheat-sheet| Election Preview| County Benchmarks | VA: Senate, House

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 · 3:33:30 AM +00:00 · Steve Singiser

Election Night 2019 has not disappointed, with close races and much for Democrats to celebrate!

  • Start with the upset of the night in KY-Gov, where with all precincts tallied, Democrat Andy Beshear has apparently defeated Republican Gov. Matt Bevin by a 4658 vote margin (49-49). Beshear has declared victory, while Bevin is refusing to concede and is talking recount.
  • Meanwhile, in Virginia, the Democrats are guaranteed to claim both houses of the state legislature. Contrary to expectations, it appears almost certain that the House of Delegates majority (currently at 54 seats) will be larger than the Senate majority, which appears likely to come to rest at a 21-19 Democratic advantage.
  • In mayoral races, Democrats held their posts in Indianapolis (IN) and Manchester (NH), while scoring an upset win by claiming the mayor’s race in Wichita (KS).
  • Democrats also have claimed a state legislative seat in Missouri in a 54-46 upset (MO-HD-99). But that legislature is still overwhelmingly Republican.
  • Democrat Jim Hood has narrowed the gap somewhat, but still trails Republican Tate Reeves 53-46 in the battle for Mississippi Governor.
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Woman who was fired after flipping off Trump wins Board of Supervisors election in Virginia

Daily Kos - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 22:10

Democrats had a very good night in elections in both Kentucky, where Democrat Andy Beshear won the governorship, and in Virginia where for the first time in almost a quarter century, Democrats have won majorities in both the Virginia House and Senate 

But one of the sweetest victories came in Loudoun County, Virginia. Just outside of Washington, D.C. this county is filled with federal workers and their families, and it also happens to be home to Trump National Golf Club, one of Trump’s weekend destination because of its proximity to the White House. 

In 2017, Loudoun County resident Juli Briskman was angry to see Trump’s motorcade speeding around her en route to or from the club and she was famously photographed giving him a one finger wave. She was fired from her job as a government contractor at Akima Inc. over act of resistance. 

But, Briskman is a persister. She campaigned for other candidates and then decided to make a run for herself, running for Loudoun County Supervisor. And guess what? She won! Briskman beat Supervisor Suzanne M. Volpe (R-Algonkian).

Read more about all the big races and big wins in the Daily Kos Elections channel.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 · 3:20:39 AM +00:00 · Jen Hayden

Briskman offered a few words to the Huffington Post:

“Two years ago I was fired for standing up to the backwards agenda of Donald Trump. But now my neighbors in Algonkian District have backed me up and rejected the Trump agenda,” Briskman told HuffPost Tuesday night. “We worked really hard on this campaign. It was a tough race. I’m excited to create a Loudoun County that works for everyone.”

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Democrat Andy Beshear declares victory over Republican Matt Bevin in Kentucky governor's race

Daily Kos - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 22:08

Democrat Andy Beshear has declared victory over Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in their battle for Kentucky’s governorship, though Bevin has not conceded and most major media outlets have not yet called the race. With 100% of precincts reporting, Beshear leads 49.2 to 48.9, a margin of just over 4,600 votes. Bevin has said he will not concede, and his campaign reportedly expects a recount.

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McConnell Brags He And Trump Are 'Changing Federal Courts Forever'

Crooks and Liars - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 22:00

During a rally in Kentucky Monday night ahead of the state's gubernatorial election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell boasted that he and President Donald Trump are "changing the federal courts forever" by rapidly confirming right-wing judges to lifetime seats.

"Nobody has done more to change the court system in the history of our country than Donald Trump," McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, said while flanked by Trump. "And Mr. President, we're going to keep on doing it. My motto is: Leave no vacancy behind."

Civil rights groups and lawmakers acknowledged—with horror—the truth of McConnell's remarks, which come as Senate Republicans are working to rush through another batch of Trump's extreme right-wing judicial picks.

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Democrats win the Virginia legislature for the first time in 24 years, ushering in a new era

Daily Kos - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 21:54

For the first time in almost a quarter century, Democrats have won majorities in both the Virginia House and Senate, wresting control away from Republicans who’d seen the state trend sharply away from them in recent years.

With Democrats also in charge of the governorship, they’ll finally have the chance to enact progressive priorities that the GOP has stymied for years, including expanding voting rights, enacting common-sense gun safety reforms, raising the minimum wage, passing protections for LGBTQ people, ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, and much, much more.

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Quid pro quo? Senate Republicans perfectly fine with Trump selling out U.S. national security

Daily Kos - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 21:40

So what if the sole impeachment witness who initially denied there was a quid pro quo suddenly remembered that, actually, he delivered the quid pro quo and updated his testimony to reflect that? After Gordon Sondland, Trump's ambassador to the E.U., had his quid pro quo epiphany Tuesday upon reading the accounts of other Trump officials, Senate Republicans fell all over themselves to say it didn't matter one bit to them.

Trump sycophant Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, told reporters he wouldn't even bother to read any of the transcripts, Sondland's reversal included. "I've written the whole process off," Graham said. "I think this is a bunch of B.S." Ignorance sure is bliss when the leader of your party is G-U-I-L-T-Y of the very quid pro quo you once said was a red line.

GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell assured reporters that if the vote were held today, "it would not lead to a removal" of Trump. From there, GOP responses all just went to sh*t, frankly. 

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa: "What difference does it make? This is all out in the public, with the [summary] the president put out two or three months ago. It doesn’t make any difference what anybody else said." You tell 'em, Grassley—who cares if the president sold out U.S. national security for a personal political favor. 

Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota: ”Neither the president of Ukraine or the president of the United States says there’s a quid pro quo or that there was pressure applied. Does everybody else’s opinion matter if the supposed victim wasn’t victimized?” Exactly, President Zelensky surely felt free to be honest about being pressured after Trump previously withheld $400 million in lifesaving aid from Ukraine on a whim.

If you're noticing a theme here around everyone staying laser focused on the rough transcript of the July 25 call while ignoring absolutely everything else, that's the new Trump-driven Senate GOP strategy: Just focus on the call. As if the call wasn't a mobster-style shakedown of a foreign leader

What that means is that Senate Republicans are now giving their imprimatur to Trump harming national security in pursuit of his own political goals. Remember what Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman told Congress in his testimony? He was immediately concerned by Trump's ask on the call because involving Ukraine in U.S. domestic politics would surely hurt the country's ability to defend itself against Russian aggression. But Republicans, the supposed party of national security, couldn't care less that Trump is brazenly compromising U.S. interests abroad. They’re more committed to donning their blinders in order to win reelection than they are to ensuring the safety of the country.

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Live coverage of election night 2019: Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, and more

Daily Kos - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 21:38

It’s election night 2019! Hundreds of important races are on the ballot across the country, and we’re liveblogging the top contests below.

Follow: Daily Kos Elections on Twitter

Results (with poll closings in Eastern Time): KY (6/7 PM) | MS (8 PM) | NJ (8 PM) | NY (9 PM) | TX (8 PM) | VA (7 PM): Senate, House

Key Races: Live Cheat-sheet| Election Preview| County Benchmarks | VA: Senate, House

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 · 2:44:42 AM +00:00 · Steve Singiser

We are almost four hours into Election Night 2019, and it has been a freaking barnburner. Start off in deep-red Kentucky, where it appears that Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has been defeated by Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear. With only about two dozen precincts outstanding, Beshear has a 7600-vote lead. Meanwhile, the Democrats have claimed control of the Virginia State Senate with at least 21 seats in the forty-seat chamber locked up. Right now, they also are in the lead for control of the Virginia House of Delegates, where they have three confirmed pickups. But that situation remains very fluid. If there is a downer, it is that Democrat Jim Hood trails Republican Tate Reeves in the battle for Governor of Mississippi in early returns.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 · 2:51:34 AM +00:00 · Steve Singiser

VIRGINIA:  The Democrats get some more cushion in the Senate, as Republican Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant has conceded to Democrat Debra Rodman. That would boost the Democrats to a 22-18 edge, with races outstanding. Meanwhile, in the House of Delegates, the Democrats get a critical hold, as Alex Askew has held onto HD-85, a critical swing open seat. That win, coupled with other races, has led the state legislative campaign wing for the Democrats (the DLCC) to claim that the Democrats will seize control of the House of Delegates.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 · 2:57:31 AM +00:00 · David Jarman

KY-Gov: We’ve finally hit 100% reporting in Kentucky! Democrat Andy Beshear is still winning over GOP incumbent Matt Bevin, by a 49.2 to 48.9 margin. The difference in raw votes is around 4,700. There is still no AP call yet, though. (In case you’re wondering, Kentucky does not have an automatic recount law.)

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 · 3:00:31 AM +00:00 · Steve Singiser

VIRGINIA: Welp. Not ideal, but not disastrous. There are now reports that a tabulation error might’ve errantly given Debra Rodman an insurmountable lead in SD-12. So, the Democrats might net a smaller majority (21-19) than previously reported.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 · 3:01:07 AM +00:00 · David Jarman

MS-Gov: Lost amidst the Kentucky and Virginia news, there’s one more gubernatorial race going on where the news isn’t as good, in Mississippi. Republican Tate Reeves is still leading Democrat Jim Hood in this open seat, still 55-44 with 33% reporting.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 · 3:03:17 AM +00:00 · Steve Singiser

VIRGINIA: The Associated Press has now confirmed what was already apparent in the early results—The Democratic Party will, for the first time since 1993, control the trifecta in Virginia.

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The Bob Cesca Podcast: Tiny Trump Gets Tinier

Little Green Footballs - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 21:32

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Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Tiny Trump Gets Tinier -- NSFW! Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here; Election Day; Chaos in the Roger Stone trial today; Trump formally withdraws from the Paris Climate Accords; Mick Mulvaney asked to testify in the impeachment investigation; Senate preparing for the trial of Donald Trump; Trump warns Red Hats about the government takeover of Medicare; Trump also says Virginia's governor executed a baby; The next government shutdown; Sondland confirms the extortion of Ukraine; Lev Parnas is cooperating thanks to Trump; Trump always makes things worse for Trump; The scary NYT battleground poll; With music by Christian Nesmith and Cloud Party; and more!

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