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  • Brexit boosts calls for Australia to leave the Commonwealth

    06/27/2016 7:34:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 27, 2016 | Telegraph
    Australia's republican movement says membership has surged in the wake of the Brexit vote, as Australians question the benefits of remaining part of “little Britain”. An “AusExit” campaign, including calls to remove the Union Jack from the flag and remove the British monarch as head of state, has gained momentum since Friday, when Britain voted to leave the European Union. Peter FitzSimons, the chairman of Australia’s republican movement, said Australia had belonged to the British empire but the historic ties between the nations had become less relevant because “Great Britain barely exists anymore”. “It’s one thing for the monarchists to...
  • Breaking: SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Abortion Laws

    06/27/2016 7:10:19 AM PDT · by NRx · 264 replies
    WaPo ^ | 06-27-2016 | Staff
    The Supreme Court struck down Texas abortion restrictions that had caused more than half of the state’s abortion clinics to close.
  • Top 50 Facts About Hillary Clinton From Trump 'Stakes Of The Election' Address

    06/26/2016 11:28:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Fact 1: Clinton Trade Deals “Are Disastrous” Fact 2: Clinton Lied About Her Landing In Bosnia Fact 3: Clinton Performed Favors for Donors As Secretary Of State
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 June 2016

    06/26/2016 4:32:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 206 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 June 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 26th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Robby Mook, campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Paul Manafort, adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.THIS WEEK (ABC): Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Sen. Bob Corker, Tenn.
  • Ayatollah Khamenei is Dead, but Remains Alive [DEBKA]

    06/25/2016 2:08:08 PM PDT · by Jumper · 258 replies
    Debka ^ | June 25,2016 | self
    Ayatollah Khamenei reported Dead
  • HUGE EXPLOSION AT HOTEL IN SOMALI CAPITAL; GUNMEN INSIDE

    06/25/2016 7:46:12 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 128 replies
    AP ^ | 6-25-16 | ABDI GULED
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel, followed by a second explosion heard inside the hotel as gunmen fought their way inside, police said Saturday. At least four bodies were seen outside the hotel, one officer said.
  • U.S. Set to Lift Ban on Openly Transgender Troops (July 1)

    06/24/2016 4:35:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 128 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 6:29 PM ET | Katy Steinmetz
    The Defense Department has been reviewing the policy for nearly a year Nearly a year ago, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the U.S. military’s ban on the open service of transgender troops was “outdated” and promised the policy would be reviewed. Advocacy groups had grown impatient in the early months of this year, but a report late Friday indicates their wait is almost over. USA Today, citing an unnamed Department of Defense official, reports the ban will end on July 1 and that Pentagon officials are gathering to finalize the details in the coming days. Individual branches of the...
  • Could Delegate's New Lawsuit Derail Trump's Nomination?

    06/24/2016 2:41:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 132 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 24, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A Virginia delegate to the Republican National Convention filed a class action lawsuit in federal court Friday challenging a state law that binds delegates to support the primary winner at the nominating convention. The outcome of the lawsuit could have significant implications for Donald Trump's nomination, as it will be a test case of a key argument being pushed by some Trump opponents who want to see him stopped at a contested convention.
  • Britain's decision to leave the EU is Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare

    06/24/2016 11:28:22 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 112 replies
    The global implications of the Brexit vote are just beginning to be felt. And nowhere will the outcome of Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union be more closely scrutinised than in New York City. As the Stock Exchange opens on Wall Street, a few miles away in Brooklyn dozens of the most brilliant minds in the Democratic Party will gather at the Hillary Clinton for President HQ to work out where the vote leaves their candidate. The immediate answer is: in grave danger. With the referendum proving, once again, the utter contempt for mainstream politicians felt by the...
  • DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT REGARDING BRITISH REFERENDUM ON E.U. MEMBERSHIP

    06/24/2016 3:03:44 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 242 replies
    Donald J. trump ^ | 6/24/2016 | Donald J. Trump
    The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples. They have declared their independence from the European Union and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy. A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense. The whole world is more peaceful and stable when our two countries – and our two peoples – are united together, as they will be under a Trump Administration. Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare...
  • Live:Donald Trump POST Brexit EVENT from TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND (Trump Turnberry, Scotland) {6-24-16}

    06/24/2016 2:24:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 529 replies
    Friday, June 24, 2016 - This event is a press conference held at the Trump Turnberry Resort.@ 10:00am in Turnberry, Scotland @ Trump Turnberry, Scotland. A Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will follow at 11:00 AM. I'm not sure on the time for this. One live thread says 1pm EDT.
  • Brexit live: David Cameron to step down over EU referendum result

    06/24/2016 12:37:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 132 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 June 2016 | Andrew Sparrow, Matthew Weaver
    Quote from CameronI was absolutely clear [in the referendum] about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the European Union. And I made clear the referendum was about this and this alone, not the future of any single politician, including myself. But the British people have made a very clear decision to take a different path and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction. I will do everthing I can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months. But I do not think...
  • Brexit: Britain Votes with Trump, against Hillary, Obama

    06/23/2016 10:28:49 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/23/2016 | Joel Pollak
    British voters chose to “leave” the European Union on Thursday, defying the polls — and President Barack Obama, who had urged Britain to “remain” in the EU. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had also urged Britain to stay in the EU. Only Donald Trump had backed the campaign to leave Republican strategists had panned Trump’s decision to travel to the UK in the midst of campaign turmoil, and in the wake of his blistering attack on Hillary Clinton earlier this week. Now, however, it looks like a risk that paid off handsomely, in the currency of foreign policy credibility....
  • Brexit: Global markets stunned as UK is set to leave European Union

    06/23/2016 9:56:08 PM PDT · by NRx · 103 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06-24-2016 | Holly Ellyatt
    Markets around the world have been roiled by the shock result: In Japan the Nikkei 225 was down some 7.5 percentSterling has fallen 10 percent against the dollar and 3.35 percent against the euro.The prices of Brent and WTI have both dropped some 5.8 percent.The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond has fallen 12.5 percent.Dow futures now down 700 points
  • EU Referendum - The Result - Live (Brexit Referendum Live Thread)

    06/23/2016 2:25:24 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 2,252 replies
    BBC News ^ | 06/23/2016 | BBC News
    Live coverage of the result of the EU referendum. This is a live BBC stream starting at 21:55 BST.
  • Trump Stuns Critics By Raising $11 MILLION DOLLARS In Just 48 Hours.

    06/23/2016 9:55:34 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 106 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | June 25, 2016 | DC Whispers
    The Mainstream Media and spineless Republican critics were out in force earlier this week bemoaning Donald Trump’s lack of a political fundraising operation. Team Trump shrugged off the criticism and then proceeded to initiate a fundraising effort that saw a groundswell of support from backers both great and small who quickly amassed a remarkable $11 million dollars into the coffers of Team Trump and the RNC. Much to the chagrin of the Clinton Machine and Trump’s critics, it doesn’t appear the New York billionaire will have any trouble raising campaign cash. The astonishing 48-hour $11 million mark was reported on...
  • Supreme Court Decision: Blocks Obama's Immigration Plan

    06/23/2016 7:41:15 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 135 replies
    Fox Business | 6/23/16 | Fox Business
    Breaking news by Stu Varney. Supreme Court was tied 4 to 4, so the lower court decision stands against Obama's Immigration plan.
  • Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

    06/23/2016 7:26:00 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 23 2016 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision, as Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States solicitor general and the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains vacant. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel...
  • Trump reportedly raised at least $11 million since Tuesday

    06/23/2016 6:21:27 AM PDT · by orchestra · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/23/2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Ashley Killough
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump and his joint fundraising committee have raised at least $11 million since Tuesday morning, Republicans said Wednesday, a tremendously quick haul that comes amid concerns about his fundraising ability. Trump Victory, the joint fundraising account with the Republican National Committee, and Trump's official campaign raised $5 million online since Tuesday morning, when it sent one of its first fundraising pitches to its email list, according to Sean Spicer, an RNC spokesman.
  • GOP Members Livid As Speaker Ryan Lets Democrats Stage a Sit-in

    06/22/2016 9:24:32 PM PDT · by detective · 167 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jun 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    Members of the House Republican Conference are furious at Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) after they were forced to sidelines for more than nine hours while House Democrats staged a college-style sit-in in the House chamber to demand restrictions on gun rights. “Ryan was so weak, he just let them take over,” a Capitol Hill source told Breitbart News.
  • European Union referendum: UK goes to the polls [UK Independence Day]

    06/23/2016 2:32:04 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 274 replies
    Voting is under way in a historic referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union or leave. A record 46,499,537 people are entitled to take part, according to provisional figures from the Electoral Commission. Polling stations opened at 07:00 BST and will close at 22:00 BST. It is only the third nationwide referendum in UK history and comes after a four-month battle for votes between the Leave and Remain campaigns. In common with other broadcasters, the BBC is limited in what it can report while polls are open but you can follow the results as...
  • EMAILS: KEY SECURITY FEATURES DISABLED ON CLINTON'S SERVER

    06/22/2016 1:03:23 PM PDT · by safetysign · 130 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/22/2016 | Michael Biesecker and Ted Bridis
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newly released emails show State Department staffers wrestled in December 2010 over a serious technical problem with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's home email server. They temporarily disabled security features, which left the server more vulnerable to hackers. Weeks later, hackers attacked the server so seriously it was shut down.</p>
  • Text of Trumps June 22, 2016 Speech

    06/22/2016 9:15:19 AM PDT · by Cboldt · 92 replies
    Donald Trump Presidential Campaign ^ | June 22, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Today I`d like to share my thoughts about the stakes in this election. People have asked me why I am running for President. I have built an amazing business that I love and I get to work side-by-side with my children every day. We come to work together and turn visions into reality. We think big, and then we make it happen. I love what I do, and I am grateful beyond words to the nation that has allowed me to do it. So when people ask me why I am running, I quickly answer: I am running to give...
  • Rubio says he will seek Senate re-election, reversing course

    06/22/2016 8:14:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22,2016
    Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio reversed course Wednesday and said he will seek re-election to the Senate, telling Fox News: “I changed my mind.” The decision, widely expected among his Florida Republican colleagues, follows repeated claims during the GOP presidential primary race that he would not run again for Senate. Rubio for months had spoken about his frustrations with the Senate, in explaining his original decision to run for the presidency only – and defending himself against criticism for missed votes. But he told Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Wednesday while he’s “frustrated” with the Senate, it is “also...
  • LIVE:Trump in SoHo in New York City @ 10:30 am 6/22/2016.

    06/22/2016 3:43:36 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,114 replies
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016: LIVE streaming coverage of Donald Trump’s speech at Trump SoHo in New York City. Coverage begins at 10:30 AM EDT. New York City SoHo, New York City
  • 3 arrested in New York’s Holland Tunnel with loaded rifles, body armor - report

    06/21/2016 8:59:10 AM PDT · by paulcissa · 154 replies
    rt ^ | 21 Jun, 2016 | Staff
  • Paul Ryan's Treason

    06/21/2016 3:52:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 158 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    In an awkward interview with the Huffington Post, House Speaker Paul Ryan threatened to sue Donald Trump if he were to ban Muslim immigration or build a border wall with Mexico. Considering the current track record of suing Obama over abuses of power, this is little more than a confession of impotence. And yet it’s deeply troubling that a top Republican is willing to go to such lengths to fight for Muslim migration or for that matter illegal immigration in general.
  • First on CNN: Trump adviser resigns after mocking Lewandowski on Twitter

    06/20/2016 2:31:09 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 69 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 06/20/2019 | Kristen Holmes
    A top adviser to Donald Trump resigned Monday after sending a mocking tweet about just-fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, a campaign source tells CNN. Michael Caputo, a Trump adviser and head of the communications for Trump's caucus operations team, tweeted "Ding Dong the witch is dead" following the news that Lewandowski had been fired.
  • FOREIGNER ARRESTED – Tried to KILL DONALD TRUMP at Vegas Rally

    06/20/2016 3:50:35 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 123 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 20, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Anti-Trump protester Michael Sandford was arrested Saturday at Donald Trump’s Las Vegas rally at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Sandford tried to grab a cop’s gun..... A federal officer says a man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the candidate. A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Michael Steven Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds. It cites a report by Special Agent Swierkowski, whose first name was not included, saying Sandford told officers he drove from...
  • Swing State Polls Show Close Race Between Clinton,Trump (PA Tied)

    06/20/2016 5:04:58 PM PDT · by LS · 71 replies
    PPP per Breitbart ^ | 6/20/2016 | Mike Flynn
    A recent round of polls in battleground states shows the contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump much tighter than national polling. Traditional swing states show a battle similar to the fight in 2012 between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, with one exception. The emergence of Pennsylvania as a toss-up contest has already shifted the landscape ahead of November.
  • White House blames Justice for redacting ‘radical Islam’ from Orlando shooter transcript

    06/20/2016 12:19:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 140 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    The White House on Monday blamed the Justice Department for the decision to redact references to radical Islamic terrorists from transcripts of the Orlando shooter’s telephone conversations with police. The White House did not provide guidance to the Justice Department or participate in the censorship of the transcripts, which were released earlier in the day, said press secretary Josh Earnest. “All of the decisions about releasing the transcripts were made by Justice Department officials,” he said at the daily press briefing at the White House.
  • Poll: After Orlando, Huge Spike in Voters’ Concerns About Security (Clinton 38 Trump 38 Johnson 10)

    06/20/2016 10:52:30 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 89 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 6/20/2016 | Cameron Easley
    A new Morning Consult poll shows national security is back at the forefront of voters’ minds following the mass shooting in Orlando that left dozens dead and injured. In a national survey taken in the days after Omar Mateen’s attack on Pulse, a gay nightclub, almost three out of 10 voters (29 percent) said security was their top issue under consideration when casting their vote — a 10-point increase from a poll in early June. Similar spikes in voters’ concerns about national security were observed following the attacks in Paris, San Bernardino and Brussels. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump...
  • Read Orlando Jihadi 9/11 Phone Call Transcripts:"In the name of Allah the Merciful,(Shortened)

    06/20/2016 9:40:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | June 20, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    The Department of Justice redacted Islam and ISIS from the Orlando jihadi’s transcript. But even so, it is riddled with Islam. It reads like a Muslim prayer session. In other words, it is all he spoke of. His very first words are the Bismillah “In the name of Allah”), the Islamic prayer. It’s what terror-tied CAIR chants in every press conference and press release.
  • 911 transcript: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

    06/20/2016 9:37:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 12:34 PM EDT | Eric Tucker and Mike Schneider
    Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the U.S. “stop bombing Syria and Iraq,” according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday. The partial, printed transcripts were of three conversations Mateen had with the police during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, in which 49 people died and dozens were wounded. Those communications, along with Facebook posts Mateen made before and after the shooting, add to the public understanding of the final hours of Mateen’s life. The first call came...
  • Scott: Release full transcripts of Orlando gunman's calls

    06/20/2016 8:15:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 137 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-20-2016 | Americas Newsroom
    June 20, 2016 Scott: Release full transcripts of Orlando gunman's calls Florida governor says grieving victims' families deserve to the truth, calls on the Department of Justice not to scrub Omar Mateen's oath of loyalty to ISIS
  • Trump splits with campaign manager Lewandowski

    06/20/2016 7:18:15 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 168 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2016
    Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is leaving the campaign, just weeks before the Republican convention where Trump is set to claim the GOP presidential nomination. A Trump senior campaign aide confirmed to Fox News Monday morning that Lewandowski is no longer with the campaign. It's unclear what specifically led to the shake-up. The high-profile departure of one of Trump's most senior and loyal advisers follows what was widely seen as a rough patch for the campaign.
  • Donald Trump Rolls Out Winning Platform: Cut Taxes, Save Social Security and Medicare

    06/19/2016 9:30:19 PM PDT · by detective · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Republican candidate Donald Trump focused this weekend on his economic platform: Cut taxes and regulations across the board while also saving Social Security, Medicare, and other government safety-net programs. Trump’s platform is nearly invincible in the general election if he stresses it enough, polling shows. Trump’s plan will also have a transformational effect on how people view his party. But he still needs to make the accounting work to ensure that his Third Way platform is feasible.
  • U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria

    06/19/2016 7:33:05 PM PDT · by traumer · 189 replies
    American and Russian fighter jets had a tense showdown in the skies above Syria as the Russians dropped bombs on U.S.-backed rebels. U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. The aerial close encounter underscores just how chaotic Syria’s skies have become as Russia and the U.S.-led coalition work at cross-purposes, each dropping bombs in support of separate factions in the five-year-old civil war. The near-clash also highlights the escalating...
  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW : Paul Nehlen – The Man Who Can End The Paul Ryan Nightmare

    06/19/2016 2:42:34 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 60 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | June 19, 2016 | Amy Moreno
    (Snip) That got me wondering about the people of Wisconsin and what they thought of Paul Ryan. Nehlen knows first hand – he’s taking his message of secure borders and job recovery to porches all over Wisconsin. “The people who support Ryan like him,” Nehlen stated, “They just aren’t sure why,” he chuckled, “When I ask a Ryan supporter what they like about him, I get a deer-caught-in-the-headlights look. I think they’re used to him,” he surmised. (Snip) “Paul Ryan supports Obama’s top three 2nd term agenda items,” Nehlen points out, “Open borders, and amnesty, crony trade deals such as...
  • Ryan: Whether to support Trump or not is up to delegates

    06/19/2016 12:53:39 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 153 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 19, 2016 | John Siciliano
    House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., says he has no influence over Republican convention delegates' decisions on whether to change their minds about supporting Donald Trump. Ryan, who endorsed Trump earlier this month, is the convention's chairman. But he told NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd, "It is not my job to tell delegates to do, what not to do, or to weigh in on things like that. They write the rules. They make their decisions." Asked for his opinion on the matter, Ryan said, "My opinion is not relevant here." Trump reaffirmed Sunday that he can win the presidency...
  • Father’s Day Message for Paul Ryan: Our Sons Died, Step Aside

    06/19/2016 12:27:27 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Jun 2016Washington | by Julia Hahn18 Jun 2016Washington
  • Tucker Carlson: Paul Ryan Is ‘Working for the Hillary Campaign’ (VIDEO)

    06/19/2016 8:06:49 AM PDT · by cblue55 · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan continued to knock Donald Trump on Saturday.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 June 2016

    06/19/2016 4:35:57 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 166 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 June 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 19th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Attorney General Loretta Lynch; Corey Lewandowski, Trump's campaign manager.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Lynch; House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Lynch; Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump; Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.THIS WEEK (ABC): Lynch; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Chris Cox, chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Lynch; Paul Manafort, Trump adviser; Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.
  • Trump accuses Jeb Bush of mounting convention coup

    06/18/2016 1:22:24 PM PDT · by maggief · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Donald Trump on Saturday accused Jeb Bush of mounting a convention coup against him, after reports that Republican delegates who don't personally support Trump are looking for ways to avoid voting for him this summer. "By the way, Jeb is working on the movement, just so you understand," Trump said to supporters at a rally in Las Vegas. "Jeb is one of the people that's working — and the other one should be obvious," he said, though he didn't elaborate further. Earlier at the rally, however, Trump echoed the Republican National Committee and said the reports were a media hoax....
  • LIVE:2 Trump rallies 6/18/2016 Las Vegas, NV @ 11am & Phoenix, AZ @ 4pm PDT

    06/18/2016 5:13:22 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 854 replies
    Saturday, June 18, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Las Vegas, NV at Mystère Theater at Treasure Island. Coverage begins at 11:00 AM PDT. Las Vegas, NV Mystere Theater @ Treasure Island @ 11am PDT Saturday, June 18, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Phoenix, AZ at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Coverage begins at 4:00 PM PDT. Phoenix, AZ Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum @ the Arizona State Fairgrounds @ 4pm PDT
  • (Fallujah Falls!) Iraq says most of Fallujah retaken from IS militants

    06/17/2016 1:48:33 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 83 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Jun 2016 | QASSIM ABDUL ZAHRA
    Iraqi special forces swept into Fallujah on Friday, recapturing most of the city as the Islamic State group's grip crumbled after weeks of fighting.
  • Several GOP delegates working to block Trump's nomination: report

    06/17/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 165 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    At least 30 delegates are mounting a longshot attempt to deny Donald Trump the GOP presidential nomination on the convention floor, The Washington Post reported Friday. The delegates hope to change party rules next month to take away delegates who are pledged to the presumptive nominee but who may not actually support him. The attempt comes on the heels of a tough stretch for Trump, who has seen his favorability plummet and any lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton evaporate over his attacks on a Hispanic federal judge, comments this week about banning Muslims and other controversies. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/283912-several-gop-delegates-working-to-block-trumps-nomination
  • Paul Ryan On Stopping Trump's Muslim Ban: We'll Sue Him!

    06/17/2016 9:03:03 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 341 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 6/17/2016 | Tierney Sneed
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has made clear he doesn't agree with a proposal put forward by Donald Trump -- whom Ryan has endorsed -- to ban Muslim immigration into the United States, but in an interview with the Huffington Post Thursday, Ryan floated taking a President Trump to court if he tried to implement such a ban or some of his other controversial proposals unilaterally. “I would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers,” Ryan said in a back-and-forth about Trump's claims that he could implement a Muslim ban or build a Mexican border wall without congressional...
  • Orlando Terrorist Signed Over Home To Brother-in-Law Just Before Attacks

    06/17/2016 8:55:59 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 71 replies
    CounterJihad.com ^ | 17 June 16 | Paul Sperry
    Several weeks before he massacred 49 at an Orlando gay nightclub, Muslim terrorist Omar Seddique Mateen transferred over his interest in his Florida home to his older sister and Afghan brother-in-law, property records show — an indication the family possibly had some knowledge of his martyrdom plans. Authorities say the fatally shot Mateen clearly was prepared to die in a gun battle with police during the June 12 attack, the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil since 9/11. On April 5, Mateen “quit-claimed” the deed on his Port St. Lucie, Fla., house, signing it over to his sister, Sabrina...
  • Bernie Sanders Offers No Concession in Address to Supporters

    06/17/2016 5:57:22 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 27 replies
    NBCNEWS ^ | Jun 17 2016, 7:40 am ET | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Bernie Sanders is not ready to concede his presidential campaign, nor is he ready to throw his support behind Hillary Clinton, leaving his political future murky. [snip]