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Friday, August 17, 2018

Hackers Targeted Democratic Opponent Of Putin’s Favorite Congressman

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

A new report from Rolling Stone reveals that Dr. Hans Kierstead, a former candidate in the race for California’s 48th Congressional District, was targeted repeatedly by cyberattacks — in a district that is home to the most infamously pro-Putin Congressman in America.

Currently, it is unknown who is behind the attacks. But FBI officials in California and Washington, D.C. are reportedly investigating, and according to Rolling Stone, the campaign is now going public about the incidents:

Kyle Quinn-Quesada, who was Keirstead’s campaign manager, tells Rolling Stone that the campaign is now going public about the attacks for the sake of voter awareness.



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GOP’s White Nationalist Nominee In VA Polling At Dismal 26 Percent

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Delusional Trump is bragging these days that he’ll save vulnerable GOP candidates in November. But in the real world, some of the candidates he has endorsed have already crashed and burned in states that should be competitive.

A prime example of that is Corey Stewart, the Trump-endorsed Republican nominee in the Virginia race for U.S. Senate. His white nationalist campaign may end up setting a new mark for election year futility, according to a new poll released on Wednesday.

The Republican nominee trailing Democratic incumbent Tim Kaine by a whopping 23 points to in a state that not very long ago regularly voted Republican.…

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Scott Is Only Republican Senator To Back Anti-Lynching Bill

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One year after Trump said there were “very fine people” among the white supremacist rioters in Charlottesville, almost every Republican in the Senate has failed to sign on to a bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime.

On Sunday morning’s edition of “Face the Nation,” host Margaret Brennan asked Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), the only black Republican serving in the Senate, why he is the only senator in his party to co-sponsor the anti-lynching bill.

Scott, along with Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), introduced the bill together 45 days ago in late June.…

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