Court Rules State Department Must Release Clinton Emails Detailing Obama Response to Benghazi

May 5,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washinton DC, Judicial Watch today announced that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has ordered the U.S. Department of State to turn over to Judicial Watch “eight identical paragraphs” of previously redact material in two September 13, 2012, Hillary Clinton emails regarding phone calls made by President Barack Obama […]

By |May 6th, 2017|2017|2 Comments

Democrats say they now know exactly why Clinton lost

WASHINGTON — A group of top Democratic Party strategists have used new data about last year’s presidential election to reach a startling conclusion about why Hillary Clinton lost. Now they just need to persuade the rest of the party they’re right.

Many Democrats have a shorthand explanation for Clinton’s defeat: Her base didn’t turn out, Donald […]

By |May 1st, 2017|2017|1 Comment

Democrats begin to wonder: When do we win?

For all the roiling anger and energy at the grassroots, the party still fell short in Georgia and Kansas. And Democratic prospects in upcoming elections aren’t promising. (??????????????? grassroots anger …nice try)


04/19/17 05:06 AM EDT

As it became clear late Tuesday evening that Jon Ossoff would fall just short of the 50-percent mark in […]

By |April 20th, 2017|2017|3 Comments

Joe Piscopo laughs off reports of Russian hacking

BY JUDY KURTZ – 03/23/17 05:32 PM EDT

Joe Piscopo, currently mulling a New Jersey gubernatorial bid, is laughing off reports of Russian-backed hacking during the 2016 elections, calling them “comical.”

“It’s a ruse. It’s a joke. They got nothing. The Russia thing is comical because it won’t go away,” the “Saturday Night Live” alum told Mediaite […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Bergen County|5 Comments

There Really Was A Liberal Media Bubble

Groupthink produced a failure of the “wisdom of crowds” and an underestimate of Trump’s chances.

By Nate Silver

Filed under The Real Story Of 2016

Published Mar. 10, 2017

This is the ninth article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated by most […]

By |March 12th, 2017|village of ridgewood|1 Comment

Gender-swap experiment shows Hillary even less likable as a man

Amber Athey Investigative [email protected]_atheyon Mar 09, 2017 at 8:26 AM EDT

An experiment designed to reveal gender bias by reenacting the presidential debates with the candidates’ genders reversed found that Hillary Clinton would have been even less likeable as a man.

The two NYU professors who designed the experiment were “unsettled” to discover that audience members actually […]

By |March 11th, 2017|2016|0 Comments

Democrats in the Wilderness

Inside a decimated party’s not-so-certain revival strategy.

DOVERE January 19, 2017

Standing with some 30,000 people in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia the night before the election watching Hillary Clinton speak, exhausted aides were already worrying about what would come next. They expected her to win, of course, but they knew President Clinton was going to […]

By |January 20th, 2017|2017|6 Comments

The real reasons for Russian electoral meddling

The money quote:

“And even if Putin did favor one candidate, I’m skeptical that he would prefer Trump. After all, it was President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who were repeatedly outplayed and embarrassed by Putin on Ukraine, Syria and the Baltics. At the very least, Putin’s preference would seem debatable.”

President Obama, Hillary […]

By |December 18th, 2016|2016|5 Comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin Says Put Up or Shut Up

Kremlin slams ‘extremely scurrilous’ US hacking accusations

AFPDecember 16, 2016

Tokyo (AFP) – The Kremlin on Friday slammed Washington for pointing the finger at President Vladimir Putin over cyber attacks targeting the US election, after Barack Obama pledged to retaliate against Russian hacking.

“At this point they need to either stop talking about this or finally present some […]

By |December 17th, 2016|2016|2 Comments

Democratic donors call for Clinton campaign post-mortem

The wealthy Democrats who helped pump over $1 billion into Hillary Clinton’s losing effort want answers.


12/15/16 06:15 PM EST

NEW YORK — When Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine greet the very top fundraisers and donors to their failed campaign at New York’s Plaza Hotel on Thursday evening, many of them will have one question […]

By |December 17th, 2016|2016|3 Comments