HUFFPOST HILL – Leia Dies
A serious PR store closing over sexual harassment expenses and the DNC mired in an information breach had liberals in a tizzy, but it’s nothing that a gazillion panels on coalition constructing crammed with “digital strategists” can’t solve. Thirty p.c of Republican voters need to bomb the fictional realm from “Aladdin,” whereas an indeterminate variety of Dems take issue with its genie lamp internment. And the following Democratic primary debate is tomorrow night, undoubtedly an try to attract that almost all elusive of voting blocs: individuals staying dwelling watching “Criminal Minds” reruns. That is HUFFPOST HILL for Friday, December 18th, 2015:
CLINTON/SANDERS Information BREACH Combat GETTING Real, Y’ALL – LIBERAL FIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!! *Will get out olive oil and paprika dusted popcorn* Samantha Lachman: “The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) threatened to sue the Democratic Nationwide Committee on Friday if the committee didn’t restore entry to its nationwide voter database. The DNC has alleged that staffers from Sanders’ campaign seen, downloaded and exported confidential knowledge from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s voter file after they discovered a breach within the database, which is maintained by the committee and rented out to the campaigns. The breach, which on Wednesday made Clinton’s proprietary voter information seen to others via a bug in code, originated with the technology company NGP VAN. In the aftermath of the discovery of the breach, the DNC suspended Sanders’ marketing campaign from accessing the database, and the Sanders campaign fired one of many staffers, national information director Josh Uretsky. The DNC said the marketing campaign would not have entry to its voter knowledge until it supplies a proof of the episode and proves that Clinton’s knowledge had been discarded…In a press convention Friday outside Sanders headquarters close to the Capitol, Sanders’ marketing campaign manager, Jeff Weaver…argued that the DNC ‘is now actively making an attempt to undermine our campaign.'” [HuffPost]
Prediction: This complete thing ends with a whole lot of out-of-work people with “Dem Comms/Data guru” of their Twitter bios.
OBAMA HOLDS LACKLUSTER End-OF-Year PRESSER, Appears TO TAKE CUE FROM CHARLIE BROWN’S Trainer – Corky Siemaszko: “President Obama dispelled any notion Friday that he intends to be a lame duck president and pledged that in 2016, ‘I am going to depart it all out on the sphere.’ ‘We still have some unfinished business,’ an upbeat Obama stated at what’s likely to be his last press conference of the 12 months earlier than flying off to Hawaii for a family Christmas trip. That business consists of tackling the rise of ISIS and assaults impressed by the terrorist group. ‘We’ll defeat ISIS,’ the president stated.” Obama additionally wouldn’t rule out unilaterally closing GITMO. [NBCNews]
Obama omnibus comments or half-hearted Yelp review? “There are some issues in there that I don’t like.”
OBAMACARE DOING STUFF – Jeffrey Young: “Six million individuals have enrolled in personal medical insurance plans by means of the federal trade marketplace on HealthCare.gov since Nov. 1, President Barack Obama said Friday. Notably, 2.Four million of those enrollees are new to the medical insurance exchanges this yr, and the remainder are current prospects who visited the web site to comparison shop for coverage that takes effect subsequent year. The tally doesn’t embody tens of millions of different presently coated individuals who will automatically be renewed of their plans because they didn’t select a different one. ‘Years of steady implementation of the Reasonably priced Care Act helped to drive the rate of the uninsured in America under 10 % for the first time since data had been kept on that,’ Obama stated Friday.” [HuffPost]
GET OUT YER ALOE: RUBIO UNVEILS NEW BURN – If we had been Sheldon Adelson, we’d be deeply concerned by Rubio allotting resources to developing burns in opposition to a guy polling at near-Pataki levels. Rubio mentioned Rand is “the only individual working who likes politics a lot, he’s running for two offices at the identical time.” [@SabrinaSiddiqui]
Stop, DROP AND ROLL, JEB! realDonaldTrump: I have an concept for @JebBush whose marketing campaign is a catastrophe. Try using your last name & don’t be ashamed of it!
PAUL RYAN BURNS Establishment: A KEN BURNS DOCUMENTARY – We just obtained this from the Speaker’s office:
“A very long time ago in a Congress far, far away…
…wasteful spending riders often called earmarks were commonplace.
However, in reality, it wasn’t that long ago.” OWWW!!!!!
Haircuts: Dave Jamieson (h/t Eliot Nelson), Eliot Nelson (h/t Eliot Nelson).
DELANEY DOWNER – Why is Flint’s water crisis so dang bad? Lead poisoning is much less distinguished as a public health concern than it was due to a many years-lengthy effort to scale back lead publicity in youngsters, particularly from paint and gasoline. However lead poisoning itself is not any much less critical, as a result of once a small baby is poisoned, they can’t be cured. “We have been so aggressive about this due to what it will possibly do to the whole life course trajectory of a toddler,” Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a Flint pediatrician, instructed “So that Happened,” the HuffPost Politics podcast. “As a result of [lead is] a neurotoxin, it impacts your mind, it affects your improvement, it drops your IQ,” Hanna-Attisha stated. “It additionally causes problems with behavior. Will increase the incidence or chance of violent offenses, aggressive habits.” [w/ HuffPost’s Philip Lewis]
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Authorities Gets Money – Free thought: rename all appropriation bills, “Matthew Leskos.” Laura Barron-Lopez: “[T]he Senate sped to pass a $1.Eight trillion invoice that funds the government until October and extends sweeping tax breaks, many completely.
After months of tense negotiating, lawmakers on Friday handed the omnibus spending invoice and tax extenders bundle in a 65-33 vote, sending it to the White House for the president’s signature. The House passed the omnibus earlier Friday. Twenty-seven Republicans, 37 Democrats and one independent who caucuses with Democrats voted in favor of the bill.
Whereas the legislation is riddled with measures each events thought of unsavory, lawmakers have been able to achieve a final deal that included insurance policies every get together may level to as victories. Arguably the most important win for Republicans got here in the attachment of a provision lifting the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports. In exchange, Democrats locked down 5-12 months phaseouts of wind and photo voltaic manufacturing and investment tax credits, a three-year reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and no “poison pill” riders from Republicans attacking the administration’s environmental policies.” [HuffPost]
Bizarre omnibus roll call in the House: “The Home handed the bill 316-113, with a hundred and fifty Republicans supporting the measure and 95 opposed. Among Democrats, 166 voted for the laws and 18 voted in opposition to it.” [HuffPost’s Laura Barron-Lopez and Matt Fuller]
FITZGIBBON MEDIA Employees AND Purchasers COME Ahead – Amanda Terkel: “Pedraja informed several FitzGibbon Media staff what had occurred, and the information started to unfold. She was dissatisfied, she said, when some leave me alone shirts informed her that it was in all probability best to keep her experiences to herself if she needed to get the job. A pair of people, nonetheless, took her allegations significantly. Female workers stated they began sharing tales with one another about their own experiences, and they realized they weren’t isolated incidents. The girls who’ve spoken to HuffPost recount eerily comparable experiences: uncomfortable bodily interactions — comparable to hugs that went on too lengthy and grew to become too intimate — requests for images and invitations to FitzGibbon’s hotel. In additional aggressive incidents, FitzGibbon reportedly reached down women’s shirts and groped them.” [HuffPost]
FORMER GAMING COMMISSIONER SHAKES DOWN Factor – You’d suppose Reid would’ve been capable of discover a more intimidating pit boss than Dick Durbin. Grim and Paul Blumenthal: “…at a 2013 assembly involving Harry Reid and non-public equity CEO David Bonderman.. Reid instantly solicited a contribution from Bonderman, sources current on the May 1, 2013, meeting at the Milken Institute mentioned. The non-public fairness giant then gave more than $1 million to a super PAC related to Reid, and Reid later moved to insert two items of language into the 2015 end-of-12 months omnibus budget bill that would be a boon to Bonderman. One provision would have gutted a Depression-era monetary legislation to assist Bonderman’s TPG Capital muscle out public pensions and other bondholders in a battle over the potential bankruptcy of the Las Vegas casino company Caesars. That measure wound up getting pulled at the final minute, however Reid was capable of insert the other provision helpful to Caesars.” [HuffPost]
Warfare!.. AUMF!!!.. What is IT GOOD FOR? Completely NOTHING!!! – Say it again! Jen Bendery: “Congress has averted authorizing the conflict in opposition to the self-described Islamic State for nearly a year and a half, however it had no downside voting Friday to spend billions extra on it. Wait — did lawmakers additionally simply vote to authorize it? Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard Legislation College professor who previously served in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, says that as a result of lawmakers voted for a $1.1 trillion authorities spending invoice that clearly appropriates cash for the combat towards the Islamic State, in addition they voted to approve the battle itself.” [HuffPost]
Nice nonetheless from “Ghost Hunters” of Hillary and Chelsea Clinton assembly Suri Cruise.
Because You’ve got Read THIS FAR – This is a cat who hates Christmas.
POLL: SOME REPUBLICANS WOULD BOMB FICTIONAL DISNEY REALM – For what it’s value, 30 p.c of Democrats would in all probability support taking in Agrabahian refugees. Jana Kasperkevic: “Almost one-third of Republican primary voters would support bombing the fictional kingdom of Agrabah, in accordance with a report released by Public Policy Polling on Friday. More than 530 Republican primary voters were polled this week on their help for Republican candidates and foreign coverage issues including banning Muslims from coming into the US, Japanese internment camps from the second world battle and bombing Agrabah, the kingdom from Disney’s animated traditional, Aladdin. In its poll, Public Policy Polling asked the 532 Republicans: ‘Would you support or oppose bombing Agrabah?’ Whereas 57% of responders said they were unsure, 30% stated they supported bombing it. Only thirteen% opposed it.” [Guardian]
They didn’t mention the Dothraki hoardes however we’ll let it slide: “6 Fictional Lands We must always Bomb Once We’re Accomplished With Agrabah” [Purpose]
– The year’s greatest canine Vines.
– The Pantone manufacturing facility is a magical, colorful and remarkably exacting place.
– “Ken Burns’ Star Wars.”
– Donald Trump with a British accent.
@dceiver: essentially the most potent thing we may do to combat ISIS is broadcast Don Lemon at ISIS everybody is aware of this
@swin24: greatest part concerning the star warriors’ new film is that the ewoks have gone over to the darkish aspect after which water board Harrison ford
@owillis: and bernie was all
and hillary was all
and the dnc was all
and the unions have been all
and moveon was all
and dfa was all
and im all…
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