Episode 1194 Scott Adams PART2: Disinformation, Election Persuasion and What Will Happen to my Printer Today. With Extra Profanity

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Content:

  • The buzzsaw waiting for Biden if he takes office
  • Are Republicans as bad as Democrats as people?
  • Do NOT trust the experts
  • Teacher Anti-Child Unions
  • Disinformation caution on election fraud
  • A big signal from the Supreme Court?

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Jim Jones “Election,” Action Bronson ft. Hologram & Meyhem Lauren “Mongolia” & More | Daily Visuals 11.19.20

Jim Jones

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Jim Jones has really come a long way from his Diplomatic Immunity days and while his previous records weren’t exactly made of political content, the Harlem rapper feels the time is right to exercise his 1st amendment rights.

For his visuals to “Election,” Capo calls out the ridiculousness that is this Trump administration while politicking on the block with his peoples and encourages heads to make their voices heard one way or another.

Action Bronson meanwhile returns to the rap game after a long hiatus and for his Hologram and Meyhem Lauren assisted clip to “Mangolia” runs from the plug with a suitcase attached to a severed hand. Yeah, no one would notice that.

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Sheff G, DJ Kay Slay featuring everybody, and more.

JIM JONES – “ELECTION”

ACTION BRONSON FT. HOLOGRAM & MEYHEM LAUREN “MONGOLIA”

SHEFF G – “LIGHTS ON”

MONEYBAGG YO FT. LIL BABY – “FWM”

RICH THE KID & YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN – “BANKROLL”

SHEEK LOUCH FT. TONY MOXBERG – “G-CODE”

DJ KAY SLAY – “ROLLING 50 DEEP”

JHENE AIKO – “A&B”

PAUL WALL – “ICE MAN”

PEE GUNNA FT. 22GZ – “DO THE MOST”

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Episode 1187 Scott Adams: Let’s Talk About Finding Election Fraud Without Actually Looking For it

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Content:

  • CNN’s current propaganda and spin
  • Propaganda technique: Selective debunking
  • Media has proven they can disappear major stories
  • Media has proven they can create a narrative from nothing
  • Credible election fraud claims…yet, soon?
  • General Milley played it wrong

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Hip-Hop Wired’s Election Victory Playlist Is The Soundtrack We Need

US-VOTE-BIDEN

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Well, folks, it took us long enough but former Vice President Joe Biden is now the President-elect, with Sen. Kamala Harris becoming the first Black and woman Vice President-elect. In our collective wait, we comprised a playlist to go on shuffle at your victory party kickback or gatherings, with the proper social distancing of course.

Instead of droning on about the significance of the songs below, we’ll let you, the savvy reader and listener, determine our angles. Some song choices will be obvious due to the nature of events and the fact Ol’ Boy ain’t gonna leave that post without a fight.

That said, we’re in a good mood and so are millions of others, so hit the playlist below, press play, and let out that tension with some dance moves.

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Episode 1178 Scott Adams: Election Hallucinations and Absurdities Everywhere. Let’s Discuss Over Coffee.

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Content:

  • Targeted fraud vs widespread fraud
  • No media concern over foreign interference?
  • Pennsylvania technical problem to Supreme Court?
  • Election fraud claims being disappeared by media
  • Suppressing President Trump’s tweets
  • Deplatforming popular conservative voices

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Episode 1177 Scott Adams: Want Some Election Optimism? I Have it. Come Get it.

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Content:

  • Twitter censorship of President Trump
  • Voter election fraud
  • Electoral College vote options
  • Arizona GOP blocked early vote count?
  • Wisconsin 89% voter turnout, normal is 70%?
  • President Trump’s potential path to victory

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Celebs are stressed about the election too

If you are anxious about the election, know that Hollywood is right there with you.


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Episode 1172 Scott Adams: Fake Polls, Election Day Unrest, Biden Chased Out of Texas, and More

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Content:

  • Accepting risk and choosing freedom
  • The true function of “respected” FAKE polls
  • Biden’s tour bus visits Texas
  • What if media lies…says Biden won election?
  • The possibility of us having TWO Presidents

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President Trump Reportedly Cancels Election Night Party Plans

Hold the balloons and confetti — President Trump is reportedly bagging on a planned election night shindig at his hotel in Washington D.C., and it could be a major sign … of several things. The event scheduled for Tuesday night at his Trump…

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Episode 1126 Scott Adams: Why Democrats Can’t Predict Well, Our Non-Credible Election, Gingrich and Soros, Science Goes Subjective

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Content:

  • John Kerry, spectacularly wrong
  • AG Barr rioter comments
  • Ross Gerber explains contested election paths
  • AI has already taken over and found how to reproduce
  • MSNBC, nothing but crazy mind-reading
  • Newt Gingrich can’t mention George Soros on FOX?

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Episode 1122 Scott Adams: Biden’s Biggest Lies, Google’s Election Interference, Fact-Checking Tapper, Woodward Story Goes Biden

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Content:

  • Gavin Newsom: forest management vs. climate change
  • At what point can you call well-meaning protesters…assholes?
  • 2 Sheriffs Deputies shot, outcome of “fine people” HOAX?
  • Search engine results: “Does Joe Biden have dementia”
  • Dangerous, destructive lies from Biden, Harris
  • 4chan: Joe Biden’s dementia medication and incontinence

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Ice Cube Focused on Black Agenda in Election, Says Biden and Trump Reached Out

Ice Cube has a list of demands to help Black Americans that he feels needs to be addressed in order to get his vote … and says both sides of the aisle want to, at least, hear what he’s got to say. We spoke to Cube Wednesday on “TMZ Live” and he…

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Snoop Dogg to vote for the first time in 2020 U.S. election

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Amy Klobuchar Wants to Save the Election From The Coronavirus

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Episode 846 Scott Adams: Which Presidential Candidate Might Survive to Election Day, Social Distancing


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Content:

  • Extreme social isolation works…and we are NOT doing it
  • Bo Biden and Kamala Harris were very close
  • Joe Biden’s cognitive decline
  • Russia bankrupting American shale oil businesses
  • Gavin Newsome’s coronavirus leadership
  • Google demonetization of keyword “coronavirus”

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Episode 828 Scott Adams: Blago – The Poor Man’s Roger Stone, Russia Putin its Nose in Our Election, Robot Socialists


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Content:

  • President Trump has obliterated public trust in…
    • …the press, congress and national intelligence agencies
  • NYT and Wapo push Russia helping Bernie and Trump stories
  • Anderson Cooper interviews Rod Blagojevich
  • Making Bernie’s healthcare plan PRACTICAL
  • Why isn’t China being accused of interfering with our elections?

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Episode 827 Scott Adams: Dale Informs POTUS of New Election Interference, Then I Take Questions


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Content:

  • Adam Schiff, Shelby Pierson, new Russian election interference
  • Who would Russia logically prefer…President Trump or Bernie?
  • AOC’s Democrat challenger…Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
  • The Bernie inspirational images advertisement

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Episode 601 Scott Adams: “Send Her Back”, Google Rigging the Election, Mining the Moon

Content: 

  • The tweets that dismantled the Democrat party, risk management
  • Is Omar and the squad an anchor, dragging down AOC?
    • AOC star power made the squad, she’s the star
    • At what point will AOC drop the squad to continue rising?
  • Hillary supporter, Harvard Ph.D Psychologist, Robert Epstein says…
    • …In 2016, Google manipulated 2-10 million votes to Hillary
  • Google will be a LOT better at data and vote manipulation in 2020
    • In 2024…Google will decide who becomes President,
  • Where will Bernie’s votes go, once he drops out?
  • Mining the moon SOON, for extremely valuable helium 3
  • Indonesia bringing a thorium reactor online soon, safe nuclear energy

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The Mueller Report: Complete Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election – Robert S. Mueller & Special Counsel’s Office U.S. Department of Justice

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The Mueller Report: Complete Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election

Robert S. Mueller & Special Counsel’s Office U.S. Department of Justice

Genre: Art & Architecture

Publish Date: June 4, 2019

Publisher: MustRead

Seller: Bookwire GmbH


The long awaited Muller Report is finally published and made available to the public. The results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation provide answers to questions that caught the attention of the entire American public. Since the first evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election came up, the Democratic public has raised suspicion in President Trump's involvement. The special counsel was appointed to examine these allegations and to determine the fact regarding the biggest political scandal in the recent American history. On April 18, 2019, a redacted version of the Muller report was released to Congress and the public. In this report Robert Muller presented his findings regarding the Russian interference interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, allegations of conspiracy or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, and allegations of obstruction of justice. Contents: The Special Counsel's Investigation Russian "Active Measures" Social Media Campaign Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations Russian Government Links to and Contacts With the Trump Campaign Prosecution and Declination Decision Executive Summary to Volume II Background Legal and Evidentiary Principles Factual Results Of The Obstruction Investigation Legal Defenses to the Application of Obstruction-Of-Justice Statutes To The President

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Episode 554 Scott Adams: Biden’s Climate Plan, Plan to Reduce Gun Violence, 2020 Election

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Content: 

  • Joe Concha said WHAT?
  • A gun control suggestion for handling people with mental health 
  • Update: the 3 legged stool of TDS
  • Mueller witness George Nader…has been arrested
  • 59% responded to candidate poll question by asking…Pete who?
  • Kamala and the mic-taking protester
  • Only 15% of Dems want focus on Presidential behavior
  • Joe Biden is VERY pro-nuclear, he has the best climate change plan
  • Dem candidates BOOed for saying socialism can’t possibly work
  • CNN’s take on Axios interview of Jared Kushner about “birtherism”
  • Update: Anthony Scaramucci unfollowing…then following me again

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Episode 307 Scott Adams: Facebook Election Influence, AOC, Swalwell, Creepy Joe, Kirsten Powers

Topics: 

  • Your political opinions are assigned to you by your media sources
  • Facebook influenced the elections by including a “vote” button
    • Not all users were shown the “vote” button
    • Targeted users were more likely to vote
  • Kirsten Powers (CNN) said…
    • Anybody who voted for Trump is a racist
  • Any and all immigration policies are racist, that can’t be avoided
  • Deciding someone is racist by assumed intent is mind reading
  • Swalwell and AOC are using President Trumps persuasion techniques
    • 14 million illegals were never going to be deported
    • Swalwell aggressive ask on firearms never going to happen
    • AOC provocative statements about impossible to fund policies
    • Don’t confuse technique with actually being crazy
  • Kamala Harris hearing question about racial targeting
    • Kamala doesn’t have a nickname…what’s that mean?
  • Joe Biden is a boring, weak, gaff prone version of President Trump

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Episode 151: Scott Adams Doesn’t Know Why Putin Would Meddle in our Election

Topics: 

  • President Trump removed Putin’s reasons for messing with us in the future
  • Michael Cohen taped conversation with Trump
  • CNN discussing Putin’s offer to interview our former diplomat
  • Harnessing flying unicorn energy

 

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Episode 103: Budget deficits, The Wall funding, and midterm election prediction

How big can the national debt get before it matters? Does anyone know?

Why would anyone fund the entire $ 25 billion wall when it makes more sense to do a $ 1 billion segment and judge its effectiveness and cost before making a decision on the rest?

I update my midterm election prediction.

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The Purge: Election Year – James DeMonaco

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The Purge: Election Year

James DeMonaco

Genre: Horror

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: July 1, 2016


It has been two years since Leo Barnes (FRANK GRILLO) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night — the 12 hours of lawlessness. This year, the annual ritual comes at the eve of a heated presidential election with the nation deeply divided between those who are pro— and anti—Purge. As head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (ELIZABETH MITCHELL), Leo's mission is to protect her during her controversial and contested run for president. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of Washington, D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

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Russia Hacked our Election! (So what?)

I see a consensus forming that Russia attempted to influence our election with fake news and other social media shenanigans. 

But why?

If you start with the assumption that Russia is an enemy of the United States, you probably assume they do bad things to us simply to weaken our power and effectiveness. For example, this article hypothesizes that Russia’s intention was to breed distrust between whoever became president and our intelligence services. I guess that hypothesis sort-of-almost makes sense. But I wouldn’t say it passes my personal sniff test.

Then there’s the more popular theory that the Russians were colluding with the Trump campaign because Putin thought he could somehow control President Trump via blackmail, or business ties, or something else we’re imagining. I guess that could be true. Sort of. But that doesn’t pass my sniff test either.

Then there’s the hypothesis that Russia was messing with our democratic system to weaken the country by sowing distrust about the election process, or possibly by electing a president they believed would be less effective. But I have a hard time believing the Russians thought Trump would be ineffective. Maybe they just thought he would be divisive, and perhaps they thought that’s good for Russia in some way.

I suppose any one of the versions of reality I described could be true. But my brain has to work hard to make sense of any of those explanations. The pieces fit, but only when I hammer them. That raises a red flag for confirmation bias. 

Just for fun, let’s compare the standard explanations for Russia’s alleged influence on the election with two other hypotheses.

Hackers and Misdirection

As Putin accurately pointed out in a recent interview, hackers can make their attacks seem to come from other sources, including Russia. I assume there are hundreds, if not thousands, of Trump-supporting Americans with the skills to hack poorly-secured servers. Even if you assume Putin wanted to hack American servers, he would have needed to get in line to do it. Given all the American hackers who opposed Hillary Clinton, there is perhaps a one-in-a-hundred chance Putin’s hackers (if they exist) got to the DNC and Clinton’s servers before the hordes of non-Russian hackers did it. So even if Putin tried, the odds are low that his team got to the good stuff first. 

But that’s just the hacking allegation. The “influence” goes further than that, including fake news and other social media shenanigans.

Fake News and Social Media Shenanigans

Let’s say Russia did attempt to influence American voters to support Trump. The first question I have to ask is this: Aren’t all the big countries trying to influence elections in all the other countries, all the time? If Russia did try to influence an American election, wouldn’t that be business as usual? Do we imagine the United States is NOT trying to influence foreign elections through our own fake news and social media manipulations? I always assumed we do that sort of thing. I base that assumption on the following observation about human beings:

If the payoff for bad behavior is high, and the odds of getting caught and punished are low, bad behavior happens every time.

That describes the situation with influencing foreign elections. The payoff is high (potentially) and one assumes the major intelligence agencies know how to avoid getting fingered. Whenever you have this sort of situation, you always have mischief. 

But let’s get back to Russia’s presumed payoff for somehow destabilizing the United States. I think we need to check that assumption because Putin seems like a smart guy. It’s hard for me to believe he thinks he would come out ahead by destabilizing the world’s most important military and economic power. And that is doubly true when you are teaming with that country to fight ISIS, put a cap on North Korea, and keep the economy chugging along. It’s hard for me to imagine a scenario in 2017 in which Russia gains by poking America with a sharp stick. The probable outcome seems more bad than good. Who wants a pissed-off nuclear superpower looking in your direction? It doesn’t pass the sniff test. If Putin were an idiot, I could see him wanting to cause this sort of trouble just because he was dumb.

Putin isn’t dumb.

Global Democracy Hypothesis

I’d like to introduce a new hypothesis to explain why Russia might have wanted to influence American elections: They believed a Hillary Clinton presidency would be a disaster to the world, including Russia.

We’ve been brainwashed by the media and our own government to believe Russia always acts against our interests. I think it would be more accurate to assume Russia always acts in its own best interest, and that can sometimes be in conflict with our interests.

But not always. 

There is no rule that says Russia’s best interests have to diverge from America’s. For example, both countries want to defeat ISIS. Both countries prefer a non-nuclear North Korea. Both countries prefer robust trade. And so on.

As a thought experiment, imagine the United States watching some other country’s election process while believing one of the main candidates would be a disaster for the world, including the United States. Would our intelligence services try to influence that election, even if it was a NATO country?

Of course they would. At least I hope so. 

But something much larger than government-on-government influence is happening, and I’d like to call that out in this post. We keep talking about physical border security, but what about influence security? Any country with widespread Internet access is susceptible to the same kind of fake news and other social media influence that we suspect Russia of doing. And every citizen can play this game. For example, if I were highly motivated to influence an election in Great Britain, I’m sure I could move a few thousand votes in any direction I chose. Could it be said in that case that America is trying to manipulate a foreign election? Yes, unambiguously so. And I believe it is totally legal, even if I use fake news as my persuasion.

From 2017 onward, the democratic process in any country is open to “voting” by the entire world. The foreign “votes” will come in the form of social media influence on the local voters. There is no practical way to stop any of that from happening. And that means political power will migrate from the traditional triumvirate of politicians, rich people, and the media, to individual persuaders who are good at it. In 2017 and beyond, the best persuaders in the world will be influencing democratic elections in every country. And those persuaders will be from anywhere on the globe. Borders can’t stop persuasion.

While you were watching the news coverage about physical borders between countries, and physical immigration, the democratic process in each country became global. We can (and do) influence politics across borders now, bigly. And fake news is part of the soup, unfortunately.

Did Putin or other Russian nationals try to influence American elections? I assume so. I also assume America has done the same – in terms of influence on their local politics – to Russia, and to every one of our allies. 

And if we aren’t doing that sort of thing, why the hell not? Voting is open across borders now. We would be wise to vote in those other countries. That’s what Russia did. Allegedly.

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How “Confident” are Intelligence Agencies that Russia Interfered with the Election?

Remember when all seventeen intelligence agencies agreed that Russia interfered with our elections?

Turns out it was only four.

Do you know how you get four agencies to agree on something of this nature? It’s easy. One publishes an opinion and the other three loyal agencies assume it is credible, so they support it. Do they all do independent investigations?

I kinda doubt it.

Based on my experience on this planet, probably one intelligence agency out of seventeen investigated and told the others they did a great job of it. Still, you can’t ignore even one intelligence agency that did an investigation and is totally positive Russian interfered with the election. That’s still credible information.

Wait, did I say “totally positive”? Here’s a quote from CIA Director Mike Pompeo from this past week: "I am confident that the Russians meddled in this election, as is the entire intelligence community.“ 

Is confident the same as totally positive? And are “the Russians” the same as Putin?

Personally, I use the word “confident” when I’m not 100% sure, when I think the evidence all points one way. Coincidentally, that is exactly what confirmation bias looks like too – all the signs point in the same direction. They just happen to be false signs. And it seems to me that a good non-Russian hacker could make a hack look like it came from anywhere.

A related thought is that real Russian government hackers wouldn’t have gotten caught. But that might underestimate our capacity to track this sort of thing.

But wait, if we can track this sort of thing and know who did it, using our secret methods, doesn’t that mean we are 100% positive? That’s different than being confident.

A few months ago, seventeen intelligence agencies knew for sure that the Russian government interfered in the election. Today, I’m guessing just one of them looked at the information in any detail. And we don’t know how well they can identify this sort of thing. They won’t tell us. For good reasons.

The intel agencies (or agency) didn’t convince the President of the United States that Russia interfered with the election, and the president would have access to all of the secret spy methods to convince himself they really know what they know. 

It is entirely possible that our intelligence agencies know Russia interfered with our elections. But they packaged it exactly like a bunch of lying weasels who are simply hoping they are right. I hope that’s just bad brand management and nothing worse.

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Bill Cosby — D.A. Election Makes Prosecution More Likely

Voters in a Philadelphia suburb have spoken and made Bill Cosby a bigger target for prosecution. Kevin Steele was just elected District Attorney of Montgomery County, where an investigation has been reopened in connection with claims made by Andrea…

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Thirteen Months Out from The Election, The Sexism Card Is Already Being Played

Twice in the past week, charges of sexism have been fired at the Bernie Sanders campaign—are we at that stage of the race already? First there was Hillary Clinton jumping on Bernie Sanders' debate remark…


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Recap: The Second Republican Debate of The 2016 Presidential Election

Things are a little different the second time around. Carly Fiorina is up on the main stage. The backdrop is Ronald Reagan's retired Air Force One. (Yes, the actual plane.) Trump is no longer hoarding…


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Hillary Clinton Wins the Fashion Vote, and More Election 2016 Scoop

Each week, as a part of Glamour’s The 51 Million coverage, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the most thoughtful and influential 2016 election stories from our fellow female journalists. From excellent interviews to…


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Carly Fiorina Takes On Donald Trump, And More Must-Read Election News

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“Netflix Tax” Becomes Hot Button Issue in Canadian Election


Prime minister Stephen Harper used Twitter to allege opposition parties were eyeing a digital download levy, a charge quickly denied.

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Recap: The First Republican Debate of Election 2016

Tonight at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, 10 Republicans who've declared their candidacy for the office of president gathered for the first primary debate of the 2016 election season. Here's who took to…


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What Bollywood Stars Are Saying About The Indian Election

NEW DELHI — When the hashtag #BollywoodSplit started trending recently on Twitter, people might have assumed it referred to the romantic woes of India’s glamorous movie stars.

But it was a split of a different kind that had electrified the Hindi movie industry — one involving politics.
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