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Fauci: Trump's Campaign Ad Butchered My Words

The infectious disease expert takes Trump's campaign to task

(Newser) - Anthony Fauci does not appear happy with the Trump campaign's new ad. America's top infectious disease expert says the campaign took his words out of context and turned them into praise of President Trump, CNN reports. "In my nearly five decades of public service, I have never... More »

Here's Why There Are No Biden Ads on TV Today

Presidential contender pulls them on 9/11 anniversary

(Newser) - It's the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden is marking the occasion by pulling all his television ads for the day. Politico says presidential contenders have long gone dark on the 9/11 anniversary, hitting a bit of a pause on their... More »

Animal Crossing Fans Are Split on Biden Campaign's Move

Some think it's clever, others not so much

(Newser) - For anyone who's ever thought, "I wish there was a way to campaign for Joe Biden while playing Animal Crossing," well, now there is. The Biden campaign is now offering four official yard signs users can download and display in the uber-popular Nintendo Switch video game. Some... More »

Senate Contender Blasts Opponent's 'Anti-Semitic Trope'

Georgia GOP Sen. David Perdue says pic of Dem Jon Ossoff accidentally distorted his nose

(Newser) - Election campaigning in Georgia took an ugly turn this week as the Democratic challenger to a sitting Republican senator accused the latter of running an anti-Semitic ad against him. The Hill reports that the campaign of GOP Sen. David Perdue nixed a Facebook ad that had been running since July... More »

Trump Gets Cease-and-Desist Letter From CNN

Campaign accused of distorting network footage in nationwide ad

(Newser) - CNN's parent company has sent a cease-and-desist letter to President Trump's reelection campaign, ordering the removal of a new ad using CNN footage in a manner that is "false, misleading, and deceptive." The minute-long ad released Sunday includes a segment from a conversation on a March... More »

Obama, Biden Have Same Word for GOP Super PAC Ad

'Despicable'

(Newser) - Barack Obama has remained relatively quiet on the political scene in the years since he left the Oval Office—but he's voicing his displeasure with an ad attacking his former VP. CNN reports that the law office representing Obama sent a cease-and-desist letter Wednesday to a GOP super PAC... More »

Just Under the Wire, a 6th Debate Contender

Tom Steyer will join Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Sanders, and Warren on Tuesday

(Newser) - And then there were six. On Thursday morning, just Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren had met polling and fundraising requirements to participate in Tuesday's Democratic debate in Iowa. By Thursday evening, there was a new entry : businessman Tom Steyer, who Politico notes was... More »

Ridicule Follows Campaign Clip Showing Trump as Supervillain

Critics wonder if officials actually watched 'Avengers: Endgame'

(Newser) - What's next for President Trump after his turn as Rocky Balboa ? Avengers supervillain Thanos, apparently. "House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want. President Trump's re-election is inevitable," the Trump War Room said in a Tuesday tweet that shares a new campaign ad... More »

Bloomberg Drops $100M on Anti-Trump Ads

Yet he hasn't committed to a presidential run

(Newser) - Got $100 million? Neither do we—but Michael Bloomberg does. The billionaire and former New York City mayor is planning to spend that much on anti-Trump ads as he mulls a run for president, the Hill reports. The ads will target Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Michigan, four states the Dems... More »

As Facebook Turns Down Biden, Warren Makes Big Claim

Senator suggests social media site will help elect Trump

(Newser) - Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have refused to pull a Trump campaign ad claiming Joe Biden offered $1 billion in aid to Ukraine if the country removed a prosecutor investigating a company linked to Biden's son. CNN refused the grainy, 30-second ad released Sept. 27, citing false claims, reports the... More »

Valerie Plame's Campaign Ad Is One 'People Will Pay Attention To'

Ex-CIA operative is running for a congressional seat in New Mexico

(Newser) - Business Insider says it looks like a "Fast & Furious outtake"; the AV Club notes it's more reminiscent of the Bourne Identity franchise. Whatever movie you might compare Valerie Plame's new campaign ad to, there's no denying the spot is memorable. Plame , the ex-CIA operative... More »

Warren Ads Calling for Facebook Breakup Yanked by Facebook

Citing modified logo, company will restore ads to allow 'robust debate'

(Newser) - Facebook may have inadvertently illustrated Elizabeth Warren's point about the consolidation of power by tech giants like itself. The social media company removed numerous ads calling for the breakup of Facebook, Amazon, and Google, published Friday by Warren's presidential campaign. "They've bulldozed competition, used our private... More »

2020 Trump Ad Has a Request for Supporters

It asks people to call and leave a personal thank-you to the president

(Newser) - In what Mediaite says appears to be the first 2020 ad for President Trump's re-election campaign, supporters hear an unusual request. Campaign chief Brad Parscale asks them to call an 800 number and leave a personal message of thanks for the president. "We need to let President Trump... More »

Senator's Ad Has 'Uncanny' Veep Resemblance

Joe Donnelly, Jonah Ryan share fondness for chopping

(Newser) - Either somebody on Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly's campaign is a big Veep fan, or it's a heck of a coincidence. The Democrat's new campaign ad, "Axe," bears a very strong resemblance to " Chopping ," a campaign ad on the sitcom for fictional candidate Jonah... More »

Mocking GOP Campaign Ad Doesn't Go Over Well in Illinois

Jeanne Ives' ad blasted as not reflective of 'who we are as Party of Lincoln'

(Newser) - On March 20, Illinois state Rep. Jeanne Ives will challenge Gov. Bruce Rauner in the GOP primary for his seat, but the most highly charged night in the race may not be that one. Ives is under fire for a campaign ad , one that the state's GOP chair says... More »

Kiwi Party Learns Copying Eminem Song Was Wrong Move

New Zealand's National Party to cough up $415K, plus interest, for ripping off 'Lose Yourself' in ads

(Newser) - A New Zealand judge said Eminem's lyrics "You own it, you better never let it go" turned out to be prophetic after ruling that a political party breached copyright by using a song similar to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in its campaign ads. High Court Judge Helen... More »

Indians Scratching Heads Over Trump's Ad in Hindi

Trump uses a Narendra Modi slogan, with his name swapped in, in 30-second spot

(Newser) - Less than a fortnight remains before Election Day, and Donald Trump is attempting an 11th-hour outreach to an entirely new demographic: Indian-Americans, reports the Washington Post . And so he's released a TV ad in which he attempts to speak Hindi (with a New York accent, the Post notes),... More »

Sanders' Ad Most Important Since Reagan's 'Morning' Spot?

One blogger thinks so of the buzzy 'America' spot

(Newser) - The Bernie Sanders campaign has launched the most talked-about ad of the 2016 election season to date— "America," set to the tune of Simon and Garfunkel's song of the same name. A roundup of coverage:
  • Is it really "the most important campaign ad since President Reagan'
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Trump Ad Shows Moroccans, Not Mexicans, Crossing Border

But that's on purpose, his campaign says

(Newser) - Donald Trump's inaugural 2016 TV ad promises Trump will "stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for," as the screen shows people streaming over a border. But, though you may have assumed the footage is Mexicans crossing into... More »

Fiorina Ad Lobs Trump Insult in His Face

One take on super PAC's spin: It's 'perfect comeback' to Trump's 'look at that face'

(Newser) - Donald Trump dissed Carly Fiorina in Rolling Stone with his now-famous "Look at that face!" comment , and a Fiorina super PAC is throwing it back in his face with a new ad capitalizing on his own words. Released yesterday by the Carly for America Committee, "Faces" kicks... More »

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