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Daily Digest 10/29 - Comey In The Crossfire Again, Most Republicans Believe Russia Meddling In U.S. Election

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:44 AM

Economy

GOP Super-pac Makes Last-Ditch Effort to Save Senate Majority (jdargis)

The money will come from the influential Senate Leadership Fund, a super-pac closely associated with Mitch McConnell, and one part of the American Crossroads powerhouse-fundraising suite. The super-pac will funnel its donation into increasingly close races in Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. The group’s biggest payout — about $7.5 million — will go to Nevada, where incumbent Joe Heck slipped in the polls after announcing that he would not support Donald Trump. Heck’s new strategy of not saying whether he will vote for Trump does not seem to be doing him any favors.

Even if Democrats win the Senate in 2016, their majority is unlikely to endure (jdargis)

But a look inside the numbers makes the Democrats’ challenge in 2018 all the more daunting. Fully 20 percent of the 25 Democratic seats are in states that then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried in 2012 (and even Trump is likely to carry on Nov. 8): Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia.

All five Democratic incumbents in those states are expected to run for reelection, a prospect that gives Democrats a chance in each. But with 2018 looking almost certain to be the first midterm election of a Hillary Clinton presidency, it’s hard to see how her party avoids major losses in red states.

Most Republicans believe Russia is meddling in U.S. election: Reuters/Ipsos poll (lambertad)

Some 71 percent of those who suspect Russia of meddling believe Moscow is doing so through the recent hacks of Democratic emails, according to the Oct. 18-24 survey. But 57 percent of those who suspect Russian interference also believe Trump has "no involvement in Russia’s release of unflattering information" on his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

F.B.I. Chief James Comey Is in Political Crossfire Again Over Emails (jdargis)

By late Friday, Mr. Comey felt it necessary to further explain his actions in an email to F.B.I. employees in which he acknowledged that “there is significant risk of being misunderstood.” He explained that he was trying to balance the obligation he felt to tell Congress that the investigation he had said was completed was continuing, with not knowing yet “the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails.”

Record Immigrant Numbers Force Homeland Security to Search for New Jail Space (jdargis)

But the problem is going to get worse before it gets better, officials told Mr. Johnson Tuesday. Part of the surge is due to thousands of Haitians who left their country after it was stricken by a severe earthquake in 2010, fleeing to South America and taking several years to make it to the U.S. southern border, officials say. The influx in detained immigrants is not limited to Haitians, but they are a big part of it.

Tesla’s shows off solar roof and energy ambitions at Los Angeles event (jdargis)

"You really need to make solar panels as appealing as electric cars have become," Tesla CEO Elon Musk told a crowd of several hundred people as the sun set on the artificial neighborhood. "The goal is to have a roof that's less than the installed cost of a roof plus electricity."

In a private conversation with journalists after the announcement, Musk declined to state a price for the roof or a price-per-square foot. He did admit "it's not gonna make sense for somebody to replace a brand new roof with a solar roof." But if your roof needs replacing anyway, he said, the cost/benefit could make sense for many families.

The ‘Saddest’ Polar Bear Lives in a Mall in China (jdargis)

At a news conference in Beijing on Tuesday, representatives of four of the animal welfare groups showed reporters photographs of an elephant used to sell cellphones outside a mall on the outskirts of Beijing and sea lions offered for interactions with shoppers who spend more than 500 renminbi, about $75, at another mall in Beijing. A “mall zoo” similar to Grandview is under consideration in Shijiazhuang, in Hebei Province, they said.

Worms seen farming plants to be eaten later for the first time (jdargis)

Ted Schultz, an entomologist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, thinks that sprout cultivation could be important to the worms’ survival, and that this is a sophisticated adaptation because they must wait to harvest the food rather than consuming it immediately.

“The behaviour will likely be favoured by evolution, and future generations of ragworms will also store seeds and reap the deferred benefits,” he says. “It’s the beginning of agriculture.”

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I borrowed this clip from Craig Murrays blog

Comedy gold!

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There's an upside...

...to all of this corruption breaking out into the public consciousness.

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New FBI release on Clinton email probe refers to 'Shadow Gov'

New FBI release on Clinton email probe refers to 'Shadow Government' (CNBC)

Quote:

One revelation in the documents came from an interview with an unidentified person who suggested that Freedom of Information Act requests related to Clinton went through a group sometimes called "the Shadow Government."

"There was a powerful group of very high-ranking STATE officials that some referred to as 'The 7th Floor Group' or 'The Shadow Government.' This group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA process, Congressional records, and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries," the FBI's interview summary said.

That group, according to the summary, argued for a Clinton document release to be conducted all at once "for coordination purposes" instead of on a rolling basis as would normally be the case. But the "Shadow Government" did not get its way, and the agency in charge decided for a rolling release, the FBI summary said.

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If you haven't done it yet...

...Google "Pathological Lying".

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Resignation letters piling up from disaffected FBI agents

Resignation letters piling up from disaffected FBI agents (TheDailyMail)

 

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A complete surprise.

My eyebrows are yet to come down T2H. Your link is to The Daily Mail!

Have the Editors weighed up the cost benefit ratio of Nuclear war on themselves? Such balance is novel.

 

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Re: I borrowed this clip from Craig Murrays blog

Oh good grief.... I'm laughing and groaning for the future at the same time.  Stealing the emails or hacking the email system is illegal, simply possessing them is not (generally speaking). That Chris Cuomo douche doesn't possess the responsibility required to report on a high school football game, much less the national news.  Even assuming he's reading someone else's words, being ignorant or deceitful enough to read such blatant falsehoods aloud on the news is still disqualifying.  And the fact he says "it's different with the media" makes it even worse, trying to reinforce some 'special status' above us little people.  If I were dictator, I'd make his new job reading off the morning announcements at the local elementary school.  Reading off the day's lunch menu seems about the appropriate level of responsibility for him.

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