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Nevada Rep Kihuen Won’t Seek Re-Election After Accusations Pile On

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Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., announced Saturday that he would not seek re-election in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations against him. A fourth woman has now accused Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) of unwanted overtures, The Nevada Independent reported, after the freshman lawmaker announced he would not seek reelection.

According to the Independent: “The woman, who asked not to be identified because she fears it could jeopardize her future career prospects, is the fourth to come forward with accounts of unwanted advances from the 37-year-old Democratic lawmaker and the first to publicly describe interactions that happened after he was elected to Congress. The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it would open an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Kihuen; the congressman said he welcomed a chance to clear his name, although he announced on Saturday that he would not seek re-election because he claimed allegations would distract from running a campaign.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has called on Kihuen to resign, a request he has resisted.

Kihuen is among a growing number of lawmakers whose political careers have been thrust into uncertainty or ended altogether by allegations of sexual misconduct.

Sources who worked with Kihuen in the Legislature told the Las Vegas Review-Journal they are not shocked at the allegations, as Kihuen had developed a reputation as a playboy during his time in Carson City. But those people said they believed all relationships and interactions Kihuen had with women were mutual.

Many in the Las Vegas area are calling on him to resign immediately, and allow someone else to take his seat.

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Kanye Quits Trump

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The Bromance between Kanye and the Donald is Over. After months of publicly supporting President Donald Trump, the rapper, 41, tweeted about a possible hiatus from voicing a pro-MAGA rhetoric.

“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” West wrote on Tuesday. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative.”

In another tweet, the husband of Kim Kardashian West said: “I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world.”

West’s statements come days after he was rumored to be involved with a political apparel line called “Blexit,” created by conservative commentator Candace Owens, which encourages African-American voters to abandon the Democratic Party.

He singled out Mr Trump’s proposal this week to end accepting asylum requests at the southern border.

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Councilman Williams Criticizes Hochul for Refusing to Debate Him in NYS  Lieutenant Governor Race

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While the polls continue to show that Andrew Cuomo will most likely be re-elected governor of New York State, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is facing the hardest race of her life, against very popular Brooklyn City Councilman, Jumaane Williams.  However, she has refused to debate Williams, who is of Caribbean descent and running as a progressive Democrat.

Hochul on the other hand is running as an Upstate Conservative Democrat, focused on issues for big business and companies in the north– and has a deeply unfavorable rating amongst NYC Voters according to a poll in April 2018, by Big Dog Strategies, a political consulting firm led by Chris Grant.

Hochul has tried to paint Progressive Jumaane Williams as being “out of touch” with upstate voters, implying that his urban constituency in Brooklyn isn’t representative of New York State. Additionally she has claimed that Williams’ personal Christian religious beliefs are an issue and that as a Caribbean Christian means he would not vote for women’s rights.

This has raised an issue of racism in the debate, with many Caribbean locals in Brooklyn being Christian and people of faith — and voters wondering why Hochul is attacking Jumaane Williams for being a Caribbean Christian.

Internal Polls show a considerable negative rating by NYC African American voters, who see her attacks on Williams as being borderline racist and a dog whistle for the conservative White voters of Upstate New York

Williams didn’t take the insults sitting down, and immediately has show back: “When white Catholics speak about their faith, they’re treated one way. When a black Caribbean immigrant speaks of his faith, he’s treated another way,” Williams told the NY Post.

“Let’s be clear. I support 100 percent a woman’s right to decide to access a safe, legal abortion. That’s what choice is about,” Williams said.

“She has no significant accomplishments to run on. And she has huge issues with immigrants, “ Williams also told the Post, pointing out she had opposed a plan providing hispanic immigrants driver’s licenses in New York — a plan she now says she supports.

“I want to be the people’s lieutenant governor,” Williams has sad. “The city has a public advocate but there’s no public advocate for the state. Governor Cuomo has this progressive cloak and jacket and now that it’s election time, that cloak is on tight. We need that all the time, and we need someone to shine a light on all those issues.”

Mr. Williams is a unique candidate for sure. At 14, he was diagnosed with Tourette’s – and has been the only elected official in New York City to serve with the rare neurological syndrome, and perhaps the only one in the United States.

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Indictment: Russians Influenced Minorities To Vote For Bernie Sanders or Not Vote

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Hidden in the indictment of the 13 Russian Nationals is a point that may go unnoticed. The indictment says that, among other things, the group of Russian Nations “through their organization began to encourage US Minority Groups not to vote” or to “vote for third party candidates.”

They had used Facebook to buy ads that backed Bernie Sanders and his platform even after his presidential campaign had ended, according to a person with knowledge of the ads. They even created a coloring book ad on Facebook called “Buff Bernie,” filled with “very attractive doodles of Bernie Sanders in muscle poses.”

It added that “I’ve recently heard some hateful comments from the Hillary supporters about Bernie Sanders and his supporters” — language aimed at stirring up the kinds of intra-party divisions that would later flare after the first release of Russian-hacked Democratic Party documents during the summer of 2016.

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