lundi 31 octobre 2016

Caricature présidentielle 2016: c'est presque terminé!!

Caricature de JOE HELLER, GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE

Caricature Hillary fan des Cubs: trop confiante?

Caricature de RJ MATSON, ROLL CALL

Caricature Anthony Wiener et les téléphones intelligents

Caricature de DAVE GRANLUND, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature Trump ébranle les colonnes du temple

Caricature de MILT PRIGGEE, WWW.MILTPRIGGEE.COM

Présidentielle 2016: c'est presque terminé!!!


Un petit survol de l'état de la situation à une semaine du scrutin. Les chances de Trump de l'emporter seraient actuellement de 20%.  Les deux candidats les moins populaires de l'histoire américaine entreprennent donc le sprint final.

 "As the presidential contest between the two least popular nominees in American history enters its final, fittingly dispiriting stretch, the focus is on Clinton. That’s bad news for her: Throughout this contest, the candidate dominating the headlines has been the candidate losing ground. But it may be too late to shift the broader dynamic of the race, especially because voters’ perceptions had already hardened — a majority of Americans viewed Clinton as untrustworthy long before Friday’s news and still deem her more fit to serve as president than Trump.

“One thing that really hasn’t changed is their ‘unfavorables’ this entire campaign, hovering within 3-4 points of one another. And their ‘strongly unfavorable’ have continued to grow: He’s over 50 percent and she’s almost at 50 percent,” said Ed Goeas, a GOP pollster in Washington. “Barring something like a true indictment of her or him being caught today fondling some woman, I just don’t think anything is going to change the fundamentals, which favor Clinton.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/trump-clinton-election-campaign-countdown-230516

L'enquête du FBI peut-elle avoir des retombées sur les états pivots?


C'est LA question qui sera au centre de la dernière semaine de la campagne.

 "There are limits, however, to how widespread that effect might be because of early voting in some battleground states — which not only makes it easier for lower-propensity voters to participate, but also has allowed Clinton’s campaign, which is better organized in most swing states, to bank votes over the past few weeks. That’s especially true in Florida, where 3.6 million people had voted as of the latest data available Sunday; North Carolina, where 1.1 million residents had voted as of Friday morning; and Nevada, where more than 430,000 ballots had been cast as of Sunday night."

  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/clinton-huma-abedin-emails-poll-230518

Caricature James Comey et la Série Mondiale

Caricature de DAVID FITZSIMMONS, THE ARIZONA STAR

Caricature les électeurs américains se préparent à voter!!!

Caricature de DAVE GRANLUND, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Les Américains accros à l'élection 2016?


Êtes-vous, comme beaucoup d'Américains un ou une "accro"? J'en suis.

 "What was the moment for all of us — when, whatever our politics, we crossed over from avid news consumers to something more rabid? Maybe scientists will someday study our brains and find this moment etched into the neurons, the way fire scars are preserved in the rings of a tree. Much has been said about the portion of the electorate disgusted with both choices, disengaged from the process — but there are also those so bullish on their candidates — or so frightened by the alternative — that they cannot bear to look away."

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/is-america-addicted-to-this-election/2016/10/31/d6f3207a-9ad1-11e6-9980-50913d68eacb_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_addiction-12p%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Ségrégation scolaire à la manière de John Oliver


Caricature élection soporifique

Caricature de DAVE GRANLUND, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature le F.B.I., Trump et Clinton

Caricature de RAINER HACHFELD, NEUES DEUTSCHLAND, GERMANY

Caricature surprise d'octobre

Caricature de JOE HELLER, GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE

dimanche 30 octobre 2016

James Comey doit-il démissionner? A-t-il violé la loi?



Le premier avis est celui de Paul Callan qui analyse les questions juridiques pour CNN. le second, plus partisan, est celui du meneur de la majorité démocrate au Sénat Harry Reid.

 L'avis de Callan:

 "In truth, investigations open and close routinely and secretly when new evidence comes to light. Each new scrap in a pile of useful or useless evidence is not announced in real time, like a scandal in a scripted reality TV Show. Perhaps it's time for the embattled FBI director who seems to have forgotten how to conduct a proper investigation to resign.

Comey's public announcement in July that the FBI had concluded its investigation regarding Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server in the conduct of official State Department business and would not recommend the lodging of criminal charges was historically unprecedented in a high-profile political case." L'opinion de Reid: "The Hatch Act prohibits FBI officials from using their official authority to influence an election. Reid said that by releasing this information, which he says is not conclusive or pertinent, Comey may have broken the law. Reid referenced a memo from Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates from March of this year that establishes all Justice Department employees, including Comey, are subject to the Hatch Act.

Reid accused Comey of having intent to aid one political party over the other in the election and called his behavior a "double standard" due to the fact that, as Reid claimed in the letter, Comey has information related to Donald Trump's dealings with Russia."

 Lien pour la position de Callan:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/28/opinions/fbi-director-comey-should-resign-opinion-callan/index.html

 Lien pour la position de Reid:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/30/politics/harry-reid-letter-hatch-act/index.html

Martin Luther avant Tweeter: le moine fut un pionnier des médias


Bien intéressant ce petit retour dans le temps que nous propose le New York Times aujourd'hui. Celui qui a initié la Réforme en 1517 laisse un héritage important qui est au coeur d'une récente exposition. Trouverais-je le temps pour voir cette exposition?


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/10/30/arts/design/long-before-twitter-martin-luther-was-a-media-pioneer.html?emc=edit_th_20161030&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=53611133&_r=0&referer

Des agents du F.B.I. savaient pour les nouveaux courriels de Clinton depuis un mois


Une information qui nous pousse à réfléchir un peu plus au motif qui a poussé le directeur Comey à intervenir publiquement aussi tard dans la campagne.

 "A public revelation in early October might have been less politically damaging for Clinton than one coming less than two weeks before the Nov. 8 election. It is also unclear what agents have been doing in the intervening time — for instance, whether they were trying to learn more about the emails before notifying Comey. An FBI spokesman declined to immediately provide a statement."

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-agents-knew-of-clinton-related-emails-weeks-before-director-was-briefed/2016/10/30/657ed266-9eb1-11e6-8d63-3e0a660f1f04_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_clintonfbi-121pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Le Parti républicain se prépare pour une longue guerre civile


Ils sont nombreux au sein du GOP à réfléchir à ce que sera le parti après "l'ère Trump", peu importe qu'il gagne ou qu'il perde...

 “Obviously the party and the conservative movement are very troubled, and there will obviously be a crisis whether Trump wins or loses,” Berkowitz told me later. “What are the core conservative convictions going forward?”

“If he wins, he will for all intents and purposes reshape what it means to be a Republican,” said Schake when I called her. “We’re fumbling our way through, which I hope will lead us to consensus, but we’re nowhere near it now.”

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/10/donald-trump-2016-gop-civil-war-republicans-rnc-future-214396

Un tiers des électeurs hésitent à voter pour Hillary depuis l'annonce du F.B.I.


Nous sommes nombreux à nous interroger sur les retombées des récentes informations présentée par le directeur du F.B.I. James Comey. Ce premier coup de sonde du Washington Post fournit quelques indications.

 "Republicans' growing unity behind their presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has helped pull him just 1 percentage point behind Hillary Clinton and has placed GOP leaders who resist him in a vulnerable position, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll.

A majority of all likely voters say they are unmoved by the FBI's announcement Friday that it may review additional emails from Clinton's time as secretary of state. Just more than 6 in 10 voters say the news will make no difference in their vote, while just more than 3 in 10 say it makes them less likely to support her; 2 percent say they are more likely to back her as a result."

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/10/30/post-abc-poll-finds-tight-presidential-race-with-mixed-reaction-to-fbis-review-of-clinton-e-mails/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_fix-poll-854am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Caricature Hillary Clinton et l'évolution du dossier des courriels

Caricature de MARIAN KEMENSKY, SLOVAKIA

Chronique à Salut Bonjour Weekend: le point sur la présidentielle américaine



Pour accéder à la chronique cliquez sur le lien un peu plus bas. Avec Ève-Marie Lortie et Alexandre Dubé.

  http://tva.canoe.ca/emissions/salutbonjour/chroniques/detail/le-point-sur-la-presidentielle-americaine

Bob Dylan sort de son mutisme et commente son Nobel


Critiqué pour son silence, Dylan, qui ne prise guère les médias, a finalement commenté son prix.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/29/arts/music/bob-dylan-nobel-prize-comment.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&moduleDetail=inside-nyt-region-5&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region&_r=0

Clinton mène par deux points selon un sondage NBC News/Washington Post


À quelques jours de l'élection l'écart se resserre et ce sondage a été mené avant la plus récente sortie du FBI dans le dossier des courriels d'Hillary Clinton.

 "ABC News and The Washington Post will release the latest four-night rolling averages on a daily basis. The first rolling average conducted entirely after the FBI’s letter to Congress will be conducted Friday through Monday and is slated for release next Wednesday."

  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-abc-wapo-poll-230488

Caricature Erdogan et la peine de mort

Caricature de MARIAN KEMENSKY, SLOVAKIA 

 C'est au lendemain du putsch avorté du 15 juillet que le Président avait évoqué le retour de la peine de mort. Elle avait été abolie en 2004, une concession dans le cadre des négociations pour permettre à la Turquie d'adhérer à l'Union européenne. Erdogan a affirmé qu'il se souciait peu de ce que les Occidentaux pensaient, mais on peut imaginer les retombées pour la candidature de la Turquie.

Caricature général russe décoré

Caricature de DARYL CAGLE, CAGLECARTOONS.COM

James Comey ébranle-t-il les fondements démocratiques des États-Unis?


À la question qui coiffe ce billet les deux auteurs, une démocrate et un républicain, répondent oui. La critique à l'endroit de James Comey est très dure.

 "As former deputy attorneys general in the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, we are troubled by the apparent departure from these standards in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server. First, the FBI director, James B. Comey, put himself enthusiastically forward as the arbiter of not only whether to prosecute a criminal case — which is not the job of the FBI — but also best practices in the handling of email and other matters. Now, he has chosen personally to restrike the balance between transparency and fairness, departing from the department’s traditions. As former deputy attorney general George Terwilliger aptly put it, “There’s a difference between being independent and flying solo.”"

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/james-comey-is-damaging-our-democracy/2016/10/29/894d0f5e-9e49-11e6-a0ed-ab0774c1eaa5_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-b%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.538e9c568f2e

samedi 29 octobre 2016

Le clan Clinton attaque le Directeur Comey


La réplique vient de deux membres de l'équipe, John Podesta et Robby Mook.

 "“No one can separate what is true from what is not because Comey has not been forthcoming with the facts,” Podesta said, calling on Comey to release additional information about his probe beyond his letter to congressional leaders on Friday. He accused Comey of providing “selective information” that Republicans were using for political advantage."

  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/hillary-clinton-fbi-james-comey-230491

James Comey va à l'encontre de l'opinion de Loretta Lynch


En informant le Congrès qu'il disposait de nouvelles informations concernant le dossier d'Hillary Clinton le Directeur James Comey est allé à l'encontre de l'objection de l'Attorney General (Ministre de la justice) Loretta Lynch. Il a agit de manière indépendante, ce qui respecte ses prérogatives, mais il n'a pas respecté la discrétion et les pratiques habituelles du FBI dans les dernières journées d'une élection présidentielle. Comey prétend que considérant l'importance du dossier et sa sortie sur le sujet pendant le mois d'août il était de son devoir d'informer le législatif.

 "The officials acknowledged there was little Lynch and Yates could do given the fallout over Lynch's controversial meeting over the summer with former President Bill Clinton.

Lynch and Yates objected after Comey gave advance notice to top officials at the Justice Department before sending the letter to lawmakers, law enforcement officials briefed on the matter said. Justice officials didn't sign off on Comey's decision and he didn't seek their approval, one official said.

Instead, he made an independent decision to go against longstanding Justice Department and FBI practice to not comment publicly about politically sensitive investigations within 60 days of an election, the official said."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/28/politics/fbi-reviewing-new-emails-in-clinton-probe-director-tells-senate-judiciary-committee/index.html

Caricature élection présidentielle américaine: entre deux maux...

Caricature de JOEP BERTRAMS, THE NETHERLANDS

Caricature Hillary en avance, mais...

Caricature de JOEP BERTRAMS, THE NETHERLANDS

"Hacksaw Ridge": critique dans le New York Times


Un autre "American sniper"? On se demande si le film de Mel Gibson connaîtra autant de succès que celui de Clint Eastwood.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/27/movies/hacksaw-ridge-mel-gibson-andrew-garfield.html?contentCollection=weekendreads&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=c-column-middle-span-region&region=c-column-middle-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-middle-span-region&_r=0

Caricature Halloween et l'esprit de la fête

Caricature de RICK MCKEE, THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Caricature Hillary et la surprise d'octobre!

Caricature de RJ MATSON, CAGLECARTOONS.COM

Hillary Clinton demande au F.B.I. de s'expliquer dans les plus brefs délais


Nul doute que la sortie de James Comey interfère avec la fin de la campagne pour Clinton, en avance dans les sondages et dans les états pivots, elle semblait se diriger vers la victoire.

  “I’m confident whatever [the emails] are will not change the conclusion reached in July,” she said. “Therefore, it’s imperative that the bureau explain this issue in question, whatever it is, without any delay.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fbi-to-conduct-new-investigation-of-emails-from-clintons-private-server/2016/10/28/0b1e9468-9d31-11e6-9980-50913d68eacb_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_no-name%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

James Comey vertement critiqué par d'anciens procureurs.


J'affirmais pendant ma chronique d'hier après-midi que je ne comprenais pas la décision de James Comey. Je me demandais pourquoi en dire si peu à onze jours de l'élection alors que les enjeux sont si importants. Il ne précisait même pas si les nouvelles informations étaient significatives. Comey lui-même semblait hésitant dans une seconde lettre dévoilée plus tard (le texte sous la photo de Comey qui coiffe ce billet). Nous verrons dans les prochains jours si sa décision était avisée. En attendant il y a un certain nombre d'anciens procureurs qui critiquent le Directeur du FBI.

 ""I got a lot of respect for Jim Comey, but I don't understand this idea of dropping this bombshell which could be a big dud," said former federal prosector Peter Zeidenberg, a veteran of politically sensitive investigations. "Doing it in the last week or 10 days of a presidential election without more information, I don't think that he should because how does it inform a voter? It just invites speculation ... I would question the timing of it. It's not going to get done in a week."

Nick Akerman, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, was more critical: "Director Comey acted totally inappropriately. He had no business writing to Congress about supposed new emails that neither he nor anyone in the FBI has ever reviewed.”"

  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/hillary-clinton-fbi-james-comey-disclosure-prosecutors-230467

Caricature Hillary et horaire

Caricature de JEFF KOTERBA, OMAHA WORLD HERALD, NE

Caricature carte électorale et grands électeurs 2016

Caricature de NATE BEELER, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

vendredi 28 octobre 2016

Chronique à "Radio-Canada cet après-midi": le F.B.I rouvre l'enquête sur Hillary Clinton


La chronique débute vers 17h20 sur l'audio fil du 28 octobre:
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/radio-canada_cet_apres-midi/2015-2016/index.asp

Caricature Donald Trump et la série mondiale

Caricature de JEFF DARCY, CLEVELAND.COM

Caricature FBI rouvre l'enquête

Caricature de DAVE GRANLUND, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Chronique dans "Québec aujourd'hui" sur les ondes de BLVD 102,1: le point sur la campagne


La chronique dans la section "Réécouter" du 28 octobre:
http://blvd.fm/emissions/3-quebec-aujourd-hui

Caricature Hillary terrifiée pour Halloween

Caricature de STEVE SACK, THE MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Le F.B.I relance l'enquête sur Hillary Clinton


Une véritable bombe à 11 jours de l'élection. Les chances sont minces que l'enquête débouche avant le vote du 8 novembre et cette ombre va planer sur la campagne d'Hillary Clinton en fournissant des munitions à ses adversaires. On ne sait rien pour l'instant des nouveaux éléments étudiés par le F.B.I. et le directeur Comey ne peut pour l'instant confirmer que ces éléments soient significatifs.

 "The revelation, the latest October surprise, has the potential to change the dynamic of the race, just as Clinton had been pulling away from Trump in recent weeks. Trump was hit by his own surprise on Oct. 7 with the release of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape in which the billionaire was caught boasting about being able to get away with grabbing women by the genitals because he’s “a star.”"

  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/fbi-reopens-clinton-email-server-investigation-230454

Caricature Monopoly des pauvres

Caricature de PAT BAGLEY, SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Caricature Indians, Cubs et les perdants...

Caricature de NATE BEELER, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Trump et le vote secret: sous-estime-t-on les chances du candidat républicain?


Il y a des électeurs qui n'avouent pas ouvertement qu'ils vont voter pour Donald Trump et les sondages ne le refléteraient pas. Un risque pour Hillary?

 "“I'm not sure how big a factor it is, but there is definitely a ‘Bradley effect’ going on out there,” said a Virginia Republican, referring to the African-American mayor of Los Angeles who led in polls but lost unexpectedly in the 1982 California gubernatorial race. “I personally know many Republicans that won't admit that they are voting for Trump. I don't like admitting it myself. It won't matter if Hillary is up more than 5 points, but we might be in for a surprise if Hillary's lead is less than 5 points on Election Day.”"

  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/donald-trump-shy-voters-polls-gop-insiders-230411

Caricature Trump hotel de Washington D.C.: du service!

Caricature de JIMMY MARGULIES, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM