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  • Judicial Watch Goes to Court On Clinton Testimony (Weekly Update)

    07/23/2016 1:32:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 22, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Goes to Court for Hillary Clinton’s Testimony Election Integrity under Attack by Obama Administration The FBI Declared Mass Killer Mateen “NOT” a Terrorist Judicial Watch Goes to Court for Hillary Clinton’s Testimony Hillary Clinton sent three lawyers to federal court this past Monday in an effort to convince a judge that she shouldn’t have to provide testimony under oath to your Judicial Watch about why she set up and used a non-state.gov email account to conduct official business as secretary of state. As you will recall, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan had granted “discovery” to...
  • Just Who Is the ‘Establishment?’

    07/23/2016 4:22:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    We all claim to hate the “establishment.” And why not? Look at the mess around us. It’s obvious that the folks in charge haven’t done a very good job. But who is the establishment? The term gets tossed around a lot as an insult these days – even by some people who sure appear to be part of it. There’s a lot that can go into being a member. Education, job, philosophy, position, mindset. All matter. But attitude trumps experience. Some of those campaigning against the establishment assume that anyone holding office is a member. That’s a big mistake. Many...
  • OBAMA Mocked Trump And RNC’s “Vision of Chaos And Violence” 1 Hour Before Munich Attack (VIDEO)

    07/22/2016 6:09:52 PM PDT · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 22, 2016 | Aleister
    OBAMA Mocked Trump And RNC’s “Vision of Chaos And Violence” 1 Hour Before Munich Attack (VIDEO) Aleister Jul 22nd, 2016 2:30 pm 142 Comments Obama RNC Obama held a joint press conference with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto approximately one hour before the shooting attack in Munich, Germany and mocked Trump and the Republican National Convention for concerns over terrorism. Once again… It's reality vs. Obama and reality wins… pic.twitter.com/0ubuFnaQ6Q — Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) July 22, 2016 CNN reported: Obama: Trump’s doom-and-gloom doesn’t match reality The deeply pessimistic outlook that Donald Trump offered at this week’s Republican National Convention doesn’t...
  • 5 Reasons Donald Trump Should Focus On The White Vote

    07/22/2016 3:58:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Gibbs
    Prepare to be mindblown. A black dude is going to tell you why the GOP’s winning strategy is to focus like a laser on the white vote. One key result of the increased polarization happening in America under President Obama is that Republicans have a chance to decisively capture the white vote in a historic fashion. In fact, the key to a Trump victory will be the white vote, not the Hispanic vote, the black vote, or any other vote. Why? For one, the Democratic Party has already lost the white vote, and lost it big. Mitt Romney won the...
  • Hillary to Be Nominated while under State Department Investigation

    07/22/2016 10:56:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | DEROY MURDOCK
    Only a Trump Justice Department can put Hillary behind bars. ‘Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!”Republicans convened in Cleveland this week and rhythmically chanted for the incarceration of Hillary Clinton, the candidate the Democrats will nominate for president next week in Philadelphia. Some pundits found the Republicans’ new slogan harsh and extreme. But who are the real extremists here? In what must be a historical first, Democrats are about to anoint a contender for the White House who faces at least four federal investigations and a serious, private anti-corruption lawsuit. Even after the Watergate break-in, Richard Nixon’s...
  • Pence Saves Republican Party After Cruz Disaster

    07/22/2016 9:40:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Ted Cruz essentially gave a career-ending speech at the GOP convention on Wednesday night. Cruz's speech was a slap in the face to GOP nominee Donald Trump. "Vote your conscience" is a wonderful-sounding phrase. But we all know what he meant: Don't vote for Donald Trump. I was in the convention hall and the crowd's reaction was unbelievable. It started out as a few hands waving in the air and some booing, and then it just grew and grew throughout the entire convention hall. And then boom! It was absolute bedlam. I've been to most of the GOP conventions since...
  • ARG poll showing Clinton up 43/42 has internal numbers good for Trump and bad for her

    07/22/2016 9:01:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/22/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The implosion of the NeverTrump movement that came with Ted Cruz’s public political suicide will have a very beneficial effect on Donald Trump’s campaign to win the Presidency. Hillary Clinton was once leading Trump by as much as 12 points. That has fizzled down to a virtual tie in poll after poll and there are clear reasons why. When Hillary was courting Bernie Sanders for his backing she was in the news; and that led to a 7 point Rasmussen lead for Trump because of the “Morris rule.” The “Dick Morris rule” says Hillary’s numbers go up when she is...
  • WaPo: Why Republicans should vote for Hillary Clinton

    07/22/2016 5:47:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Stubbs
    We can't have President Trump, and she could do more to advance conservative ideas than he would. With the theatrics and tumult of the Republican National Convention behind us, many Republicans remain steadfast in their opposition to Donald Trump to be president of the United States. The reason is simple: Their conscience says he does not reflect their principles, nor those of our Republican Party. Trump’s isolationist approach, bombastic rhetoric and ignorance of issues are not things we can be proud to support. The president is the commander in chief, a role model for our children and America’s top ambassador...
  • So Much for 'Unprecedented' Jail Talk

    07/22/2016 4:33:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    The Republican National Convention's rowdy chants about Hillary Clinton -- "Lock her up!" -- have caused liberal journalists to get extremely distressed. In its lead editorial on July 21, The Washington Post fulminated that team Trump's "descent from standard red-meat partisanship to unprecedented accusations of criminality displays contempt for the rule of law and a startling disinterest in fact and reason." That's strong brew. It's too bad for them that it's completely false. Somehow, the Post writers are acting like they were born yesterday, or slept through the last Republican presidency. They've chosen to overlook that their liberal friends in...
  • Spend, spend, spend! Clinton campaign puts million into advertising that's had a mixed effect ...

    07/21/2016 3:24:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 21, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
    Complete Headline: Spend, spend, spend! Clinton campaign puts million into advertising that's had a mixed effect on her standing against Trump in the polls Clinton's campaign emptied its war chest in June on Trump only to see the Democratic candidate's standing in national polls rise and then drop Clinton raised $40.5 million in June and spent all but a small portion of it - $39.8 million - before month's end Roughly $9 million went toward commercials; Trump hasn't run a single ad since wrapping up the GOP primary and is only three points down Allies of the presumptive Democratic nominee...
  • DNC replaces two Vermont delegates - because they're men

    07/21/2016 2:07:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 21, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    The Democratic National Convention ordered the state party of Vermont to replace two delegates — because they're men. State Sen. Tim Ashe and party insider Ken Dean were ordered to be replaced by the DNC so that the party could achieve a gender balance. Dean and Ashe have filed a formal complaint with the DNC's credentials committee, according to the Associated Press. Dean and Ashe were elected by the people of Vermont to serve as delegates on June 11. Everything was fine until July 5, when the DNC ordered the state party to replace the two men with women. This...
  • Donald Trump brags about bringing in voters. He doesn't mention the ones he might be chasing away.

    07/21/2016 1:49:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 21, 2016 | David Lauter
    Among Donald Trump's proudest boasts is his claim to have brought millions of new voters into the Republican Party. Part of his strength, his son Donald Trump Jr. said in Cleveland, is his ability to speak to people who "aren't necessarily the traditional Republican voters." "Actual workers" — like the people who put up sheetrock in Trump's buildings - "those are the guys who are going to vote for us because we're speaking with them, we're not speaking at them, we're not lecturing them," the younger Trump said. But many party leaders fear Trump has embarked on a zero-sum game:...
  • The speakers at the Democrat Convention are mostly whiners, greedy for their 15 minutes of fame

    07/21/2016 9:03:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/21/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A comparison between the speakers at the Republican Convention and the Democrat Convention shows the difference between the two Parties. Thanks to the pressure put on both the RNC and the DNC by Donald Trump, this year’s conventions will finally hold both Parties up to the light and show America what their choices are in this Presidential Election. Absent Trump, the Republicans would have put on another “me too” show designed to show that they are actually just another wing of the prevailing Uniparty. That’s finished now. Consider this “Powerhouse” Democrat line up: First Lady Michelle Obama who thinks she...
  • Bill, Hillary, Loretta Lynch, James Comey and the emails (Corruption in plain sight)

    07/20/2016 10:21:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 20, 2016 | Lawrence J. Fedewa
    So, let’s review what took place: Tuesday, June 28: Former President Bill Clinton suddenly appears to Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the cabin of her airplane parked on the tarmac in Phoenix, Arizona. Secret Service agents deny access to news photos and videos of the visit. They visit for 30 minutes. Thursday, June 29: Lynch denies that any discussion with Bill Clinton of the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal took place, and states that she expects to accept the recommendation of the FBI as to further actions in the Clinton case. She does not, however, recuse herself or...
  • 'Fact-Checkers' vs. the Benghazi Mom

    07/20/2016 10:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    When FBI Director James Comey came before the press to deliver his bizarre proclamation -- that Hillary Clinton had lied relentlessly about her private email server but shouldn't be prosecuted because no prosecutor would ever dare take her to court (even though prosecutors all over the country rose to say they'd do so immediately) -- many were shocked and angered. One industry was thoroughly embarrassed: the media-elite "fact-checker" websites and projects, from PolitiFact to FactCheck.org to The Washington Post's Fact Checker column. These so-called guardians of truth felt forced to revise and upgrade their "Pinocchio" counts to reflect the fact...
  • How the Republican quislings factor is skewing the polls

    07/20/2016 9:21:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/20/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last week, the Rasmussen poll-which the media says has a 3.1% bias in favor of Republicans-found Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton by 7 points. And someone has forgotten to send instructions to the LA Times because their poll shows Trump leading by 3 points. Three MSM polls have Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton by between 3 and 7 points. Looking at the few internal numbers these polls provide makes one wonder how CNN reports Clinton up 49/42; NBC/ASJ Clinton up 46/41 and ABC/WaPo Clinton up 47/43. These offerings beg the question: How did they arrive at these numbers? The answer...
  • Who Gets Absolute Moral Authority?

    07/20/2016 7:01:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    My 12-year-old son couldn't remember the phrase "take a walk down memory lane" last week, instead describing a stroll through "nostalgia road." I knew it would come in handy. Put on your hiking boots and join me for an educational trip down good ol' nostalgia road. It seems like yesterday when Champion of Wimmin Maureen Dowd, bemoaning the lack of sympathy for anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan, declared in The New York Times that "the moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Iraq is absolute." No ifs, ands or other hedging qualifiers. Absolutely absolute. And it was just a...
  • [Vanity] Every left wing outlet called out Melania College Experience simultaneously

    07/20/2016 12:23:52 AM PDT · by Vendome · 82 replies
    vanity | 7/20/2016 | Vendome
    Fascinating so many news and entertainment outlets had the same claims at nearly to the minute of Melania. They even coincided on reports of Don Jr, yet the author admits he helped write the speech.
  • Bernstein Sounds the Culture War Alarm

    07/19/2016 5:42:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 19, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So I just got a sound bite here from Carl Bernstein, famous for being a part of Woodward and Bernstein, who are accredited and acclaimed for destroying Richard Nixon. Carl Bernstein was on CNN's Newsroom this afternoon with Brooke Baldwin, and they were talking about the first night of the Republican convention. Now, Bernstein is a connected leftist. I mean, he's a joke to many of us, but to them, this guy is the Guru. I mean, he goes way, way back, and his take on things is seen as representative of what the deep, dark left...
  • Kasich defends decision to skip convention

    07/19/2016 5:02:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2016 | Peter Sullivan
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday defended his decision not to attend the Republican National Convention in his home state. Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate himself, has refused to endorse Donald Trump or attend the convention. But he did speak across town in an interview with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on the second day of the convention in Cleveland. "That's not where I think I need to be in terms of what I have stood for throughout the presidential campaign," Kasich said when asked why he wouldn't just "give in" and attend the nominating event. During the...
  • 'It's Working:' New Analysis Shows Insurers Losing Tens of Millions Annually on Obamacare

    07/19/2016 11:10:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2016 | Guy Benson
    It's not just United Health, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and boutique commercial insurers initially praised by the president as a model for his massive healthcare experiment. The trend of health insurance providers losing money on Obamacare's disproportionately older and sicker (and therefore more expensive to cover) enrollees is a nationwide problem that's driving companies out of the individual market and forcing rates upward. Fewer choices, higher costs, and disappointing enrollment statistics. Via John Sexton, here's a Politico report on the 'Affordable' Care Act's unstable, unsustainable status quo: For the insurance companies doing business in the state–the ones issuing policies to those 600,000 people–Obamacare has turned into a financial sinkhole....
  • Are State and Local Elected Officials Making Themselves Irrelevant?

    07/19/2016 9:08:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/19/16 | James Wilson
    Our federal government was not assumed by royalty or nobility, but was created by the sovereign states. The creature and the limited delegated authority entrusted to it at creation cannot be superior in power to their creator. The federal government may be larger in size, but not necessarily greater in authority. Understanding this foundational principle and enforcing proper governmental boundaries are essential to protecting the people from the tyranny of a large, centralized government. America’s application of this principle is unique in that local elected officials are not considered lesser in terms of authority, but greater. For example, county sheriffs...
  • Encouraged by the Pence Pick

    07/19/2016 7:19:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    ( Published by) Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2016 | ( Op-ed written by) David Limbaugh
    I believe that Donald Trump was smart to pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate. All things considered, it's an encouraging development, whether Trump picked him because he truly wanted him or he did so at the strong urging of his advisers. If he was Trump's first choice among finalists, it's encouraging because it shows he is comfortable with a traditional conservative who strongly self-identifies as and behaves like a devout Christian. It indicates he understands the value to the ticket in picking someone who seems to be the Antitrump in terms of personality and style --...
  • WaPo: The continuing political decline of Hillary Clinton (she's dropping like a rock in the polls)

    07/19/2016 6:19:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 18, 2016 | Aaron Blake
    If it weren't for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton would be the most disliked major-party presidential nominee in recent American history. That qualifier, of course, is important here. Clinton doesn't need to be liked; she needs to be liked slightly more than Trump in what will very likely boil down to a two-candidate race. But it's hard to overstate just how bad Clinton's numbers are. And a new Washington Post-ABC News poll is the latest to suggest they just keep getting worse — so much so that they are in some ways about as bad as Trump's. The poll shows 54...
  • Sheriff thrills GOP: 'Blue Lives Matter'

    07/18/2016 7:28:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 18, 2016 | Cate Martel
    Sheriff David Clarke: American safety has been shattered Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. brought the crowd at the Republican National Convention to its feet Monday night, declaring "Blue Lives Matter" to wild applause. “We simply cannot be great if we do not feel safe in our homes, on our streets and in our communities,” Clarke said during his convention speech. “Donald Trump understands that what can make our nation safe again is a recommitment to a system of justice in which no government official — not even those who have fought their way to the marble and granite halls...
  • Clinton attacks GOP ticket as Republican convention gets started

    07/18/2016 6:32:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 18, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Hillary Clinton on Monday night railed against Donald Trump and his vice presidential pick, saying the two Republicans would hurt education in America. Speaking at an American Federation of Teachers event in Minneapolis at the same time as the first night of the Republican National Convention, Clinton knocked Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, for previously saying that the Department of Education "can be largely eliminated." "Donald Trump would leave our most vulnerable students to fend for themselves," Clinton said. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also took aim at his running mate, Mike Pence, saying the Indiana governor is "one...
  • Newt: It's a 'Betrayal' If Cruz Doesn't Endorse Trump During Convention Speech

    07/18/2016 5:12:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 159 replies
    Townhall.com (The publisher of the article) ^ | July 18, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien (The author who wrote the piece)
    Newt Gingrich spoke with Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren live from Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Day One of the RNC convention Monday night. At the beginning of their conversation, they addressed the controversy around who is and who isn’t present at the convention as the Republican Party gets ready to crown Donald Trump their 2016 nominee. At least one speaker, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), has yet to endorse the GOP nominee. Susteren asked Gingrich if he believed Trump’s former presidential opponent would finally announce his support for Trump during his speech Wednesday night. “Well I hope he does” endorse...
  • With Pence, Trump gives the tin foil hat “I’m so much more conservative than you” crowd a way back

    07/18/2016 8:53:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/18/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    I believe our world is on fire and the flames are licking at our feet. Because this is how I see things, if it were up to me I would grab the NeverTrump “Oh so much more conservative than thou” crowd and throw them around like a rag doll. They have put my family and my country in great danger with their selfish antics and insistence upon backing some non-existent, purely utopian, conservative warrior over Donald Trump, a man who is more than capable of doing the job. These quislings would rather see America’s destruction, by planning to actively campaign...
  • Trump Pulls to 266-272 Virtual Electoral Tie Today

    07/18/2016 7:11:54 AM PDT · by orchestra · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/18/2016 | John Pudner
    With the exception of NBC, battleground polls released so far in July show voters are moving toward Donald Trump. In four battleground states — Iowa, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania — Trump gained an average of five points and caught Clinton in at least one poll in each state. If that five point shift is quietly happening in North Carolina and New Hampshire, other battleground states where we have no recent non-NBC polls, then Trump is also quietly ahead in both, bringing him to within 266-272 in the Electoral Vote. He would still need to win Michigan, Virginia, Maine, Ohio or some...
  • ACLU preparing for legal challenges if Trump gets elected

    07/18/2016 7:24:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    dailycaller ^ | July 16, 2016 | Kevin Daley
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a 28-page report Friday arguing most of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s governing agenda is unconstitutional, and promises to keep a running tally of all Trump’s policy goals that run afoul of the Constitution. Titled “The Trump Memos,” the analysis encompasses the New York billionaire’s proposals on immigration, torture, libel, abortion, and government surveillance. It effectively serves as a blueprint for the legal arguments the ACLU would marshall when challenging Trump’s initiatives if elected president. “Donald Trump’s proposed policies, if carried out, would trigger a constitutional crisis,” ACLU Executive Director Anthony...
  • 'Better than THIS': Hillary trolls Trump with fake 'first draft of speakers' list after he releases

    07/17/2016 9:07:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 17 July 2016 | Dailymail Reporter
    Donald Trump's full list of Republican National Convention speakers has finally been revealed, just hours before it is set to kickoff in Cleveland on Monday. And Hillary Clinton was quick to point out that the list was missing a number of notable Republicans, as well as high-profile NFL stars who were initially rumored to attend. The presumptive Democratic nominee then took it one step further, writing a fake 'first draft' list that she sent in an email to supporters on Sunday.
  • Kristol: Independent presidential bid 'still doable' for Romney, Sasse

    07/17/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol made yet another plea Sunday for Mitt Romney or Sen. Ben Sasse to launch a third-party bid to challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. "Look what's happening to our country. Look at the two party nominees. An independent candidacy is still doable. Please. @MittRomney @BenSasse," Kristole tweeted on Sunday. Kristol has spearheaded the charge for an independent candidate to enter the race and has worked with conservatives seeking to deny Trump the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. Kristol earlier this month encouraged Republican delegates to protest on the floor...
  • (NBC/WSJ) Poll: Clinton Keeps 5-Point Lead Over Trump Heading Into Conventions

    07/17/2016 6:34:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 17, 2016 | Mark Murray
    On the eve of the GOP convention, Hillary Clinton maintains a five-point national lead over Donald Trump even after a period of negative news for the presumptive Democratic nominee, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. [Snip] Those numbers are unchanged from one month ago with the poll conducted after FBI Director James Comey strongly rebuked Clinton over her email practices even though he determined that she had not committed a crime. The poll was also conducted before Trump selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice-presidential running mate. Clinton has the advantage among African Americans (84 to...
  • Anti-Trump delegates plot convention havoc: report

    07/16/2016 6:15:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    Anti-Donald Trump delegates are hoping to stir up trouble for the RNC and wreak havoc on the Republican National Convention next week, The Washington Post reports . A group of delegates opposed to their party's presumptive nominee is plotting a variety of ways to upend the convention as the nation's focus turns to Cleveland on Monday. One Louisiana delegate told the Post that some are preparing to bog down the convention with procedural maneuvers. Others hope to force a roll call vote, a move that would drag out proceedings and give a spotlight to any delegates hoping to embarrass Trump...
  • Lots of good news for Trump in Rasmussen latest poll results

    07/16/2016 8:46:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/16/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The not good news for Donald Trump in the latest Rasmussen is that with only a 42/40 lead he is now statistically tied by Hillary Clinton. Aside from that, many of the internals in this report are good for Trump. The 5% of “undecided” voters is good news because so often “Undecideds” go to the challenger and given Hillary Clinton’s years in the public eye, she has to be seen as the “incumbent.” That would put Trump ahead by the margin of error. Trump is now supported by 73% of Republicans which means he will get a rocket boost when...
  • Gingrich: Obama isn't qualified to criticize me over Muslims

    07/15/2016 1:34:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Newt Gingrich defended himself Friday over comments on Muslims that the White House panned as "un-American," arguing President Obama wasn't qualified to criticize him. "Obama's attack on me would be more impressive if he had ANY plan to defeat Islamic supremacist," the former GOP Speaker tweeted. "8 years of failure disqualify him as a critic." Gingrich in another tweet accused the president of "risking American lives" while criticizing the Obama administration's plans to vet Syrian refugees being relocated into the U.S. Gingrich, who was in the spotlight this week as a potential running mate for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump,...
  • Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied going into conventions - CBS/NYT poll

    07/14/2016 7:04:02 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 50 replies
    CBS News/New York Times ^ | 7/14/2016 | Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto
    The State of the Race Heading into the two parties' conventions, the race for President is a dead heat, a change from last month when Hillary Clinton led by six points. Forty percent of registered voters now say they will back Clinton (a dip of three points), while 40 percent will vote for Trump (a bump up of three points). A month ago, Clinton led Trump 43 to 37 percent. Most registered voters say they have made up their minds about who to support: 90 percent of Trump voters and 88 percent of Clinton voters say their choice is set....
  • Anti-Trump forces move to defy RNC, free delegates to vote their ‘conscience’

    07/13/2016 6:25:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin & Ralph Z. Hallow
    CLEVELAND — It is nearing time for the dump-Trump forces to put up or shut up, as they prepare for a final showdown this week on trying to free delegates to the Republican Convention to vote against presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. Party leaders, and a growing number of rank-and-file delegates, say the renegades’ effort is going nowhere: Mr. Trump has solidified his support, struck the right balance with the party’s platform and is in little danger of being ousted. “Now is the time to stand united as Republicans,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told delegates Wednesday as he kicked off...
  • Republicans are enabling pollsters to lie and say Clinton is leading Trump

    07/13/2016 9:04:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/13/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It’s easy to be critical of pollsters. I have been rather critical of them myself. Nevertheless, good and worthy criticism must be backed up with hard facts. Those of us who have been closely engaged in this current campaign share a sense that what we see and hear in our everyday life is not being reflected in poll results. “They just don’t square up with what I’m seeing” is a typical thought we share. The answer to the difference between what we see and what we read from pollsters can be laid squarely at the feet of the “I’m so...
  • Trump says he needs 'attack dog' as VP

    07/12/2016 5:42:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that his top three choices for a running mate are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal , the Republican presumptive nominee said he wants an “attack dog” on the ticket to help fend off what he sees as attacks from Democrats, the media and even fellow Republicans. He told the Journal he is looking to pick someone who is a “fighter skilled in hand-to-hand combat.” “I’m getting attacked from all sides,” he said. Many see Christie and Gingrich as...
  • Huckabee: President Trump will punish Senate GOP rivals

    07/11/2016 2:58:50 PM PDT · by GilGil · 60 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/7/2016 | Fox News
    Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee reacts to the candidate's meetings with Congressional Republicans on 'The Kelly File'
  • LIVE:Trump Rally in Westfield, IN @ The Grand Park Events Center 7:30pm ET.

    07/12/2016 1:19:01 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,207 replies
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Westfield, IN at the Grand Park Events Center. Coverage will begin at 7:30 PM ET. Westfield, IN Watch the LIVE stream beginning at 7:30 PM ET
  • Jeb! says Trump will never build his Mexico wall and his believers will 'feel betrayed'...

    07/11/2016 4:55:51 PM PDT · by Enchante · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Former GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush shared some rather dismal predictions for a Donald Trump presidency, but, so far, didn't discount that it could happen. Bush sat down for his first conversation since Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee chatting with his brother's former White House communications director Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC. The former Florida governor, who dropped his bid for the White House in February on the night of the South Carolina primary, said voters will 'feel betrayed' by Trump because some of his campaign promises – from building a Mexican border wall to banning non-American Muslims from the...
  • Trump declares himself 'law and order candidate,' calls for anti-police 'hostility' to end

    07/11/2016 2:04:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 11, 2016
    Donald Trump, in the wake of last week’s deadly attack on Dallas police and a fresh wave of protests over police-involved shootings, voiced his full-throated support Monday for America’s law enforcement and declared himself the “law and order candidate.” The presumptive Republican presidential nominee put himself foursquare behind police at a combustible time in the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Speaking at an address in Virginia Beach originally billed as a veterans policy speech, Trump opened by discussing the deep challenges police face. “We will always stand with you,” Trump said. He compared the atmosphere to...
  • Are pollsters boosting Libertarian Johnson to get him into debates to attack Trump?

    07/11/2016 8:48:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/11/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Be wary of polls showing Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson creeping up to 5%. The purpose of this trick is to get him on debate stages to tag team with Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. The plan is simple: take a crash dummy candidate only on the ballot in 27 states, and fake his support numbers to get him past the 5% threshold for a position on a debate stage. It is a beautiful plan we cannot allow to work. The more time Johnson eats up with stupid answers and cross talk over Donald Trump’s answers, the less time Hillary Clinton...
  • After all that's happened, Trump fares no worse with Hispanic voters than Romney or McCain

    07/11/2016 7:45:10 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11 Jul 2016 | Byron York
    How many bad moments has Donald Trump had with Hispanic voters? From Mexican rapists to build-a-wall to Judge Gonzalo Curiel, many Republican insiders view Trump as a one-man wrecking crew, a disaster of unprecedented proportions, when it it comes to the GOP's outreach to Latinos. Perhaps. But right now, after all the problems Trump has had with Hispanic voters, a new poll shows him performing at roughly the recent Republican norm — and no worse than the last two GOP presidential nominees. A new poll from Pew Research Center found Hillary Clinton with a whopping 42-point lead over Trump among...
  • Trump trying to campaign as 'racial healer', says Oklahoma governor

    07/10/2016 3:02:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 10, 2016 | Edward Helmore
    Oklahoma’s governor, Mary Fallin, said Donald Trump was “trying to campaign as a racial healer”, as the presumptive Republican nominee tried to paint himself as a unifying force in a country feeling fractured over race, violence and policing. “I think that has been part of his message, if you watched what he said this week,” Fallin told CNN on Sunday, alluding to police shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the murder of five officers in Dallas, Texas. “He talked about how devastating this was for Dallas, how we have to respect our law enforcement and we...
  • Texas Governor Burned in Accident; Could Miss GOP Convention

    07/10/2016 6:34:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    AP ^ | July 10, 2016 | WILL WEISSERT
    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas sustained "extensive second- and third-degree burns" on both legs below the knees and both feet — and may miss next week's Republican National Convention as a result, his office said Sunday. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott was with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday when he was scalded in an accident involving hot water. He declined to provide further details.
  • A view from Trump Tower: how Trump, inner circle are reading the tea leaves

    07/10/2016 10:18:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 10, 2016 | By John King, Chief National Correspondent
    A big test for President Barack Obama, a map challenge for Trump and the unconventional wrinkles of the GOP convention: It's all a part of our "Inside Politics" forecast. 1) 120 days out: 2016 looks like 2012 -- but Team Trump thinks positive If the election were held today, most top Trump advisers believe it would look a lot like 2012 -- meaning an overwhelming Democratic victory. Yet they are actually upbeat. Four years ago, President Obama won 332 electoral votes to 206 for Mitt Romney. The inside take at Trump Tower, among the political veterans, is that Trump is...
  • Another Worthless Republican Hearing

    07/10/2016 11:40:26 PM PDT · by Enchante · 17 replies
    Real Climate Science Blog ^ | July 7, 2016 | Tony Heller
    All the Republicans needed to do today was this: 1) Get Comey to talk about Hillary’s NDA – where she agreed that classified information was “marked or unmarked” – and which listed severe criminal penalties for failing to protect it. 2) Get Comey to admit that Hillary had potentially exposed critical security information to our enemies. 3) Get Comey to admit that Hillary lied repeatedly about her actions. 4) Get Comey to admit that Hillary’s decision to direct all of her E-mails to her home server was intentional. 5) Get Comey to admit that the job of Secretary of State...