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  • A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

    06/28/2016 5:00:42 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund
    In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it. It isn't clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The survey had a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points. The results of the survey are difficult to interpret, pollsters noted. Capitalism...
  • Reuters Poll: Trump's Numbers Rising After Orlando Shooting

    06/15/2016 7:05:34 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016 05:29 PM | Greg Richter
    epublican Donald Trump's poll numbers have been rising since the shooting attack on an Orlando gay nightclub that left 49 people dead, according to Reuters' daily tracking poll. Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, had been on a downward trend against Democrat Hillary Clinton over the last week, and an NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday reflected that with Clinton boasting a seven-point lead. Trump's numbers in the NBC poll reflect the struggles he had last week after he slammed the judge presiding over the Trump University civil lawsuit, saying he can't be fair because of his Mexican heritage, Mediaite notes....
  • Mitch McConnell Says He May Be ‘Open’ to Post-Orlando Gun Control (Treason Alert)

    06/14/2016 2:39:49 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 22 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 06/14/2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says he be may be “open” to placing new gun controls on law-abiding citizens following the terror attack on Pulse Orlando. According to CBS News’s Steven Portnoy, McConnell has a meeting with FBI director James Comey and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday. Portnoy Tweeted that McConnell has signaled he may be willing to consider new gun controls after that meeting. The suspected gunman in the Orlando attack passed background checks for his guns, submitted to a waiting period before picking up his handgun, and held a Florida Security Officer license and a...
  • Obama: Trump’s ‘yapping’ about Islam helps ISIS (Barfer)

    06/14/2016 12:15:50 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/14/2016 | Olivier Knox
    By turns mocking, frustrated and angry, President Obama on Tuesday unleashed a blistering denunciation of Donald Trump, arguing that the presumptive Republican nominee’s rhetoric about Muslims betrays American values and risks helping al-Qaida and the so-called Islamic State. Obama’s remarks came a day after Trump charged that the president’s refusal to blame attacks like the mass shooting in Orlando on “radical Islam” proved he placed political correctness above the need to keep Americans safe. The president dismissed Trump’s argument as partisan “yapping,” “a political talking point” and “loose talk and sloppiness” that shows ignorance about how to fight the Islamic...
  • A restrained Donald Trump tries reaching out to GOP critics

    06/08/2016 3:23:51 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Holly Bailey
    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y — Donald Trump has long said he can be presidential if he wants to be, and on Tuesday, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee tried. He kicked off his general election campaign with one of the most measured speeches yet, in which he cast himself as a “champion” of the American people who is better positioned than Hillary Clinton to lead the country. Reading from a teleprompter — something he has criticized Clinton and others for using — Trump laid out a lengthy attack against the former secretary of state, describing her as a career politician who has...
  • Census: Illegal immigration up 57% to 550,000, one new Albuquerque A YEAR

    06/01/2016 5:54:46 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/1/16 5:00 AM | Paul Bedard
    Illegal immigration has exploded 57 percent in less than two years, with at least 550,000 new undocumented aliens pouring into America in a trend that is set to continue growing, according to new Census data. In an analysis of the numbers, the Center for Immigration Studies found illegal and legal immigration have reached over 1.5 million a year, a new 15 year high, and a 39 percent increase over 2013. "You're looking at a big jump," said author Steven A. Camarota in an interview with Secrets. He added that the increasing numbers of legal and illegal immigration and the administration...
  • Obama: Trump Candidacy Has 'Rattled' World Leaders (BARFER)

    05/26/2016 4:36:38 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/26/2016 | Cassandra Vinograd
    President Barack Obama said Thursday that world leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump — and "for good reason." During a press conference in Japan, Obama said the American presidential election is being "very" closely watched oversees. He told reporters that "it's fair to say" world leaders are "surprised" Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. "They are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements but they're rattled by him — and for good reason, because a lot of the proposals that he's made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude," Obama added. He suggested Trump's...
  • JIMMY CARTER: Donald Trump has tapped into a reservoir of 'inherent racism'

    05/25/2016 12:52:06 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 24, 2016 11:02 AM | Allan Smith
    Jimmy Carter said Monday that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had tapped into "inherent racism" to bolster his candidacy. In an interview with The New York Times, Carter, the 39th president, also said Trump violated "basic human rights" by labeling Mexican and Muslim immigrants as criminals and terrorists. "When you single out any particular group of people for secondary citizenship status, that's a violation of basic human rights," Carter said. The 91-year-old Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for promoting human rights across the globe through his work with the Carter Center. Carter, the oldest living US...
  • Trump Adviser: There’s ‘So Much’ Dirt On The Clintons We Should ‘Go Into Business Buying Gates’

    05/25/2016 10:40:03 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11:54 AM 05/24/2016 | STEVE GUEST
    Michael Cohen, special counsel to Donald Trump, says there is “so much” more dirt to dig up on Hillary Clinton he should start a business “buying gates.” Appearing on CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, Chris Cuomo asked, “How much dirt can you go with?” to which Cohen replied, “So much.” (VIDEO: Trump’s Lawyer: Hillary Is The ‘The Enabler In Chief’) Defending the Clintons, Cuomo, whose brother is the governor of New York who has endorsed Clinton for president replied, “Why do you want the election to be about that? Isn’t this about making America great or is it making it...
  • Trump hits New Mexico governor, calls Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas"

    05/25/2016 8:59:28 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 25, 2016, 7:50 AM | Sopan Deb/
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Outside, protesters were overrunning barricades - and at least one entrance to the event space had its windows smashed. Inside, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump was telling protesters to "go home to mommy." It was quite the return to the campaign trail for the businessman and if there was any lingering hope for Republicans that there is a Trump 2.0 coming, once again, Trump dashed that notion. Instead, it was a return to form for a man who has made significant strides in polls against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Trump held court in Albuquerque, New Mexico for...
  • Report: Wendy’s to Roll Out Self-Serve Kiosks by End of 2016...

    05/13/2016 9:15:22 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 37 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 13, 2016
    Wendy’s fast food restaurant chain says it will begin offering self-serve kiosks at its 6,000-plus locations across America, making them available to costumers by the end of 2016. The fast food giant’s decision to move toward automation comes just as “Fight for $15”–a progressive protest movement, pushing minimum wage hikes–is applying pressure on state governments to raise wages for low-skilled fast food workers. Last August, Wendy’s CFO Todd Penegor told investors that mandated wage hikes will cause his company to pursue other innovative avenues that could lead to fewer jobs for low-skill workers. “We continue to look at initiatives and...
  • Poll: Millennials more open to idea of slavery reparations

    05/12/2016 9:59:20 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 83 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | May 10, 2016 | JESSE J HOLLAND
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A vast majority of white Americans say there should not be reparations for African-American descendants of slaves, but more than half of blacks say it's a good idea and Hispanics are almost evenly split, according to a new poll.</p>
  • Rosie: Donald Trump ‘Will Never Be President’ and ‘His Mouth Looks Like an Anus’

    05/10/2016 1:26:31 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 115 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Rosie O’Donnell fanned the flames of her longstanding public feud with Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that American voters’ “innate humanity” will ultimately ensure that Trump is never elected President of the United States. “I believe in the innate humanity and sensible nature of Americans,” O’Donnell told Variety on Tuesday. “Do not give up, he will never be president.” O’Donnell participated in a SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations panel on Monday, where she discussed her role as a lesbian character on the CBS comedy Mom. During the question and answer portion of the panel, O’Donnell hurled a few personal insults at the...
  • Half of immigrant-led households collect welfare as admission rules go unenforced

    05/04/2016 6:52:41 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigrants are supposed to be beneficial to the U.S. — so much so that federal law requires them to prove they won’t end up on the public dole if they are legally admitted. But it’s a stricture honored more in the breach than in compliance, according to statistics obtained by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which found that of the millions of legal immigrants living in the U.S. and collecting welfare or other public benefits, only a single person was kicked out of the country over the last three years for becoming a public burden. That seems to fly...
  • Pelosi: Mexico should not worry about Trump (Traitor Alert)

    05/03/2016 2:52:35 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/03/16 10:27 AM EDT | Rafael Bernal
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a Mexican newspaper Monday that Mexico should not worry about Donald Trump Pelosi and a delegation of representatives met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Monday, kicking off a three-country tour to discuss security, trade, migration and human rights. In the interview with the newspaper Reforma, Pelosi said Trump "is speaking to a minority, people who are insecure, who maybe lost their job and think it was because of immigration, because of trade, so I think it's putting too much weight on all this, but he only has one half of one half,...
  • In 6 Months Since Budget Deal: Debt Up $1 Trillion

    05/02/2016 10:07:35 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 29 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | May 2, 2016 | Terrence P Jeffery
    ( - In the six months that have passed since then-retiring House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cut a budget deal with President Barack Obama that suspended the legal limit on the federal debt until March 15, 2017, the federal debt has increased by just over $1 trillion. The Senate passed “The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015” with a vote held in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 30. Obama signed it on Monday, Nov. 2. At the close business on Oct. 30, 2015, the total federal debt was $18,152,981,685,747.52. By the close of business...
  • SHOCK VIDEO: ‘Dreamers’ flip off Trump supporters, shout expletives at passing cars

    05/02/2016 8:07:11 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 61 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | May 2, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    Is this Obama’s America? Shocking video has emerged from the anti-Donald Trump protests in California showing Hispanic children — probably 10 to 12 years old — giving the middle finger to cars of Trump supporters. The kids, wearing sombreros and ironically holding signs reading “No hate,” screamed “F*ck you!” repeatedly at the passing motorists. One of the children in the center of the action could be seen wearing a Bernie Sanders sticker. Hillary Clinton campaign signs could also be seen in the crowd. One sign reads “F*ck You Puto.” “Puto” means “male prostitute” in Spanish.
  • Protest Turns Violent at Donald Trump Rally in Costa Mesa, Calif.

    04/29/2016 4:34:57 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | STEVE KENNY
    A protest outside a campaign rally for Donald J. Trump in Costa Mesa, Calif., turned violent late Thursday night, as the crowd smashed a police car, the authorities closed nearby streets and officers arrested about 20 people. The unrest erupted outside an amphitheater where Mr. Trump, the favorite in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, was addressing several thousand supporters, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. There were no major injuries, and the Sheriff’s Department reported on Twitter that the protest was over and that the crowds had dispersed around 11 p.m., after officers on horseback pushed people...
  • US advance Q1 GDP up 0.5% vs. 0.7% expected (PATHETIC!)

    04/28/2016 5:54:35 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 26 replies
    CNBC.Com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Luke Sharrett
    U.S. economic growth braked sharply to its slowest pace in two years as consumer spending softened and a strong dollar continued to undercut exports, but a pick-up in activity is anticipated given a buoyant labor market. Gross domestic product increased at a 0.5 percent annual rate, the slowest since the first quarter of 2014, the Labor Department said on Thursday in its advance estimate, also as businesses doubled down on efforts to reduce unwanted merchandise clogging up warehouses. The economy was also blindsided by cheap oil, which has hurt the profits of oil field companies like Schlumberger and Halliburton, resulting...
  • Donald Trump could amass most primary votes in GOP history

    04/28/2016 5:50:04 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Donald Trump will likely wind up winning the most primary votes of any GOP presidential candidate in modern history, the author of the influential Smart Politics blog told The Post on Wednesday. After convincing victories in Tuesday’s primaries in five East Coast states, Trump has roughly 10.1 million votes, about 200,000 more than Mitt Romney got during the entire 2012 primary campaign. And with the primaries ahead — including in populous states such as California, New Jersey and Indiana — the former “Apprentice” ­reality TV star should easily break the modern record of 10.8 million held by George W. Bush...
  • Clinton Fundraising Email Warns of ‘Wild Ride’ With Donald Trump As Her Opponent

    04/27/2016 12:43:37 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Rutz
    A new Hillary Clinton fundraising email wants donations to help handle the “wild ride” that awaits if her Republican opponent winds up being businessman Donald Trump. Deputy Communications Director Christina Reynolds assailed Trump’s remarks Tuesday evening after his sweep of five primary states where he said Clinton’s only asset was “the woman’s card.” Trump suggested Clinton would not even reach five percent of the vote if she were a man, and Reynolds said Trump’s “dangerous rhetoric” meant Clinton needed to be as prepared as possible: After Donald Trump won all five primaries last night, he launched into an absurd diatribe...
  • Trump warns against ‘false song of globalism’

    04/27/2016 12:25:25 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/27/16 02:15 PM EDT | Julian Hattem
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump warned against “the false song of globalism” in a major foreign policy address on Wednesday in an escalation of his rhetoric rejecting the current framework of international coalitions. “We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism,” Trump promised during a speech in Washington. “I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down,” he claimed. “And under my administration, we will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs. “The nation-state remains the true foundation of...
  • Pepper spray flies during Trump protest clash in California

    04/27/2016 9:47:35 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 29 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | April 27, 2016
    <p>ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Supporters and opponents of Donald Trump clashed Tuesday outside City Hall, and five people, including two little girls, were pepper-sprayed by a demonstrator during the heated confrontation, police said.</p> <p>No serious injuries and no arrests were reported in the clash as about 50 people confronted each other in the Orange County community.</p>
  • Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to make major announcement at 4pm ET

    04/27/2016 7:42:41 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 26 replies
    CNBC.Com ^ | 04/27/2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said he will make a major announcement at 4 p.m. on Wednesday but gave no other details. Cruz's campaign has begun hinting that he could name a vice presidential running mate as soon as this week, a move that would seek to consolidate more Republican support and create an image that he will be the nominee. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who made a failed presidential bid, is among the potential picks being vetted. Donald Trump, pressing his point that he views the nominating race as essentially finished, criticized that as a potential...
  • Driven up the wall by Trump, Mexico looks to recast image in U.S.

    04/25/2016 8:36:17 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 42 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Dave Graham
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At first, Mexico's government did its best to ignore Donald Trump. Then it likened him to Adolf Hitler. Now it has appointed a new ambassador to come up with a better plan. Fed up with the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination labeling Mexico as a cradle of drug-runners, job poachers and rapists, the government is sending in respected diplomat Carlos Sada to lead a fightback. Mexico's new ambassador in Washington, Sada acknowledges his country has neglected its image across the border and aims to fix that with PR and media campaigns, and by lobbying prominent...
  • Israeli Anti-Tunnel System Could Put End To Smugglers, Migrants From Mexico

    04/25/2016 7:32:05 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 23 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 24 Apr 2016 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – The U.S. is cosponsoring an Israeli-invented tunnel detection system that could prevent drug smugglers and illegal migrants from cross-border passage with Mexico, ISRAEL21c reported. The technology, which is being heralded as the underground Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, was behind the IDF’s recent discovery of a 1.5 mile-long Hamas terror tunnel from Gaza and into Israeli territory. The U.S. has earmarked $120 million over the next three years to help develop the system, the Financial Times reported. Meanwhile, other anti-infiltration innovations include a counter-tunnel barrier along the Israel-Gaza border that “will also feature a state-of-the-art fence, complete...
  • Charles Koch: 'Possible' Clinton could be better than GOP nominee

    04/24/2016 9:25:11 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 23 replies
    CNN.Com ^ | April 24, 2016
    Washington (CNN)Oil tycoon and conservative mega-donor Charles Koch had kind words for both Bill and Hillary Clinton in an interview Sunday, saying there was an outside chance he could support her in November. "We would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric. Let me put it that way," he said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday. "But on some of the Republican candidates we would -- before we could support them, we'd have to believe their actions will be quite different than the rhetoric we've heard so far." Earlier in the interview, Koch said Bill Clinton...
  • Undocumented mom fears her ‘American Dream’ will be cut short

    04/24/2016 6:05:45 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 56 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | April 22, 2016 | Mark Prince
    Yessica Ochoa made headlines in 2014 when her 9-year-old daughter, Ligsdenis, became the first child to show up in Charlotte as part of a surge of unaccompanied Central American children who walked by the thousands across the nation’s southern border. Nearly 70,000 made the trek that year, seeking asylum from gang and cartel violence, and hoping for reunification with parents who had left them behind to establish better lives in the U.S. Ligsdenis Ochoa photographed shortly she arrived in the U.S. from Honduras in 2014. T. Ortega Gaines Ligsdenis is now a fourth grader at Merry Oaks Academy and...
  • Obama's amazing THREAT to Britain: UK would be at the 'back of the queue' after Brexit

    04/23/2016 3:23:36 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 60 replies
    Express ^ | Sat, Apr 23, 2016 | Alison Little
    The US President warned the UK would be “at the back of the queue” for a trade deal with America if it quit Brussels. But his threat provoked outrage and scorn from pro-Brexit campaigners, who dismissed it as yet another scaremongering ploy from the pro-EU lobby. Mr Obama, who will no longer be in office when decisions on a trade deal are made, delivered a lecture to the British people on why he thinks it is in the UK’s, America’s and the world’s best interests for Britain to vote to stay in the EU on June 23. He weighed into...
  • Bob Beckel: Hillary Could Crush Trump 'From Jail'

    04/21/2016 11:47:28 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 68 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 21, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton will win the general election this fall and will "crush" Donald Trump, says CNN political correspondent Bob Beckel, even if she has to do it from jail. "Remind me I said this, she will crush him," Beckel told CNN's Don Lemon on the "CNN Tonight" show Wednesday. Beckel added, "I mean, she can crush him from jail." And as for GOP front-runner Donald Trump, should he secure the nomination in Cleveland this summer? "In the end, the best-selling Halloween mask this October will be Donald Trump's face," Beckel said. "You go on to a college campus...
  • Trump: Transgender people can use whatever bathroom they want

    04/21/2016 7:34:21 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 246 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/21/2016 | NICK GASS
    Transgender people should be able to use whatever bathroom they want, Donald Trump said Thursday. "Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you. North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they're paying a big price. There's a lot of problems," the Republican presidential candidate said during a town hall event on NBC's "Today." Referring to comments from an unnamed commentator who on Wednesday said North Carolina should "leave it the way it is right now," Trump said he agreed. "Leave it the way it is. North Carolina, what they're going...
  • Girls’ Soccer Game Suspended over ‘Traumatizing’ Pro-Trump Chants

    04/20/2016 9:37:28 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 50 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    A recent girls soccer game in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, was suspended after a group of Elkhorn students directed a series of pro-Trump chants at Latino students on the opposing team. The opposing team, Beloit Memorial High School, asked the game’s referees to suspend the game after the chants rendered Beloit’s student athletes incapable of returning to the field. High school soccer rules allow referees to suspend play due to “outside interference.” “They came off the field and weren’t able to finish the game because they were too upset and distraught over what happened to them,” Denu said. “One of the girls...
  • Ted Cruz: Trump Supporters ‘Might as Well Put a Hillary Sticker on Your Car’

    04/20/2016 7:56:19 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 354 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 20, 2016
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)said Wednesday morning that a contested Republican convention is certain and that supporters of Donald Trump are ultimately helping Hillary Clinton reach the White House. During a radio interview for a Philadelphia morning show, Cruz predicted with certainty that the Republican Party is “headed to a contested convention.” He suggests Trump supporters “might as well put a Hillary sticker on your car.”
  • Trump's foreign policy alarms the world: analysts

    04/17/2016 5:20:57 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 45 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | April 17, 2016 | Guy Jackson
    Paris (AFP) - US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has rung alarm bells around the world with his proclamations on foreign policy, but his targets are increasingly shrugging off his barbs. By suggesting that NATO is "obsolete" and that Japan and South Korea should acquire nuclear weapons to rid the United States of the burden of protecting those countries, Trump has called into question some of the cornerstones of US foreign policy for decades. The property developer's comments have earned sharp rebukes from President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. An exasperated Obama said he was "getting questions...
  • Rescue bill for Puerto Rico stalls as major debt deadline looms

    04/15/2016 4:40:38 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 13 replies
    CNBC.Com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Dawn Giel
    U.S. lawmakers' race to pass a rescue bill to aid Puerto Rico has stalled as a perilous debt deadline approaches. The markup of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, or PROMESA, was slated to begin Thursday in the House Committee on Natural Resources, but was delayed abruptly after the committee had adjourned for the day. Police break up skirmishes between demonstrators and supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Populism is top enemy of reforms: Spain EconMin "The administration is still negotiating on provisions of the legislation, creating uncertainty in both parties," said Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah,...
  • Clinton’s dismal approval ratings prompt Dem fears

    04/14/2016 10:05:12 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/13/16 06:00 AM EDT | Niall Stanage and Amie Parnes
    Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings are historically low and increasingly a concern for her supporters. Clinton is now viewed unfavorably by 55 percent of the electorate, according to the HuffPost Pollster average, which tracks findings from 42 different polling outfits. Only 40.2 percent of people view her favorably, according to that average. An Associated Press/GfK poll released last week also found 55 percent giving Clinton an unfavorable rating. In the most recent Gallup poll, released late last month, her unfavorable number was 53 percent versus only 42 percent who saw her favorably. Even Democrats acknowledge those findings are a problem. “They’re...
  • Hillary Confirms Trillion Dollar Tax Hike Plan

    04/13/2016 3:24:40 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 20 replies
    Americans For Tax Reform ^ | April 12th, 2016 | Alexander Hendrie
    During an interview with the editorial team of the New York Daily News, Hillary Clinton admitted her tax proposals will increase taxes on the American people by at least $1 trillion over the next ten years. Here is the key exchange from the meeting, according to a transcript released by the Daily News: Clinton: I have connected up my proposals for the kind of investments I want to make with the taxes that I think have to be raised. So on individual pieces of my agenda, I try to demonstrate clearly that I have a way for paying for paid...
  • Racial Joke by Hillary Clinton, NY Mayor Leaves People Cringing

    04/12/2016 10:17:50 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 31 replies
    Fortune ^ | 04/11/2016 | Sarah Begley
    Hillary Clinton and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sparked controversy at an event on Saturday with a racially charged joke. Clinton and de Blasio were joined onstage by Leslie Odom Jr. in costume as Aaron Burr, whom he plays in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Clinton thanked de Blasio for his endorsement–which many pointed out came rather late in the game–and ribbed him, “Took you long enough.” The mayor replied, “Sorry, Hillary, I was running on C.P. time.” The abbreviation refers to the stereotype of “Colored People time,” and several people in the audience could be heard gasping or...
  • Would food stamp cuts lead to "hunger and poverty"? (CBS Gratuitous Sob Story)

    03/30/2016 10:14:27 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 30, 2016 | Jonathan Berr
    A budget plan being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives would slash spending on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) by more than $150 billion over the next decade. That would have a devastating impact on the nation's poorest and most vulnerable citizens, according to a report from the left-leaning Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). The plan approved by the House Budget Committee this month would cut funding for SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, by more than 20 percent. It includes three major reductions that would take food assistance benefits away from about 3 million low-income...
  • Trump angst pours in from overseas

    03/30/2016 7:01:01 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/30/16 06:00 AM EDT | Julian Hattem and Megan R. Wilson
    Lobbyists in Washington say they are being flooded with questions and concerns from foreign governments about the rise of Donald Trump Officials around the globe are closely following the U.S. presidential race, to the point where some have asked their American lobbyists to explain, in great detail, what a contested GOP convention would look like. The questions about Trump are “almost all-consuming,” said Richard Mintz, the managing director of Washington-based firm The Harbour Group, whose client list includes the governments of Georgia and the United Arab Emirates. After a recent trip to London, Abu Dhabi and Beijing, “it’s fair to...
  • Teen Thugs Carrying Shovels and Clubs Threaten to Shoot Donald Trump in Rap Video

    03/29/2016 6:32:21 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 29th, 2016 8:01 am | Jim Hoft
    <p>A group of teen thugs threaten to murder Republican Donald Trump in a new amateur rap video.</p> <p>“A group of black teens posted a music video threatening to shoot Donald Trump in what they’re calling the “F*ck Trump Anthem” as they march down the street carrying baseball bats and shovels. Clearly these kids have been influenced by mainstream gangster rap artists like Rick Ross and others who have called for the murder of Donald Trump. Media analyst Mark Dice shows you some clips from their disturbing video, and decodes their ghetto talk. Song by DooleyFunny, Tlow, and Lor Roger – CIT4DT.</p>
  • Trump right on China: World's biggest trade gap

    03/24/2016 10:41:45 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/24/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has been mocked by critics for shouting that China is "killing us" economically, but a new analysis of U.S.-China trade shows that the trade gap isn't just at a historic high, but that the imbalance is the widest for any bilateral trade, ever. According to the website, the U.S. exported $116 billion to China in 2015, the same year China exported $481 billion to the United States, producing that $365 billion gap. And it found that the gap is growing so fast that it will "almost quintuple" over the next 15 years. The site,...
  • With Trump lurking, the Fed’s rate hikes become unlikely

    03/24/2016 6:49:20 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 23, 2016 | John Crudele
    Like it or not, the Federal Reserve will play a big role in this year’s presidential election. The Fed last week pulled back on its economic outlook for 2016 and beyond. In its view (which I share), the US is condemned to a mediocre expansion — or worse — for the foreseeable future. Because of that, the Fed said it would raise interest rates only twice this year and not the four times it had originally planned. The upcoming election and, especially, the surprising strength of Donald Trump also make it almost impossible for the Fed to boost rates. If...
  • 'We have a moral obligation': Lawmakers want the U.S. to provide attorneys for immigrant children

    03/22/2016 9:33:07 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 34 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | March 22, 2016 | By Sarah D. Wire•Contact Reporter
    Rep. Zoe Lofgren knew what would happen as hundreds of thousands of children fled to the United States on their own over the last few years. Because being present in the U.S. illegally is a civil offense, there is no right to an attorney during immigration or asylum proceedings. That means many children stand alone before an immigration judge when they ask to stay in this country. Lofgren said it’s a problem she has fought for years. In the 1970s, she practiced immigration law and taught at the Santa Clara University School of Law. She knew that many who came...
  • Top Democrat worries that Bernie and Hillary's 'lovefest' has bored voters while Donald Trump...

    03/17/2016 2:52:23 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 16 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | March 17, 2016 | Nikki Schwab, U.s. Political Reporter For
    Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid spent his morning smacking around Donald Trump, but then was forced to admit just how many voters The Donald was bringing to the polls. Taking his final question during an appearance at the Center for American Progress think tank in Washington, Reid was asked about the often record-breaking turnout being set by the high-octane primary going on across the aisle. 'It's something we can't ignore,' the Nevada Democrat said, adding that most political experts believe the increased turnout is because of the 'rivalry within the Republican party.' 'With the Democrats we've had this thing...
  • Rubio vows to stay in even if he loses Florida

    03/15/2016 1:18:26 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | March 15, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Even if he loses in his home state of Florida on Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio said he will continue on the campaign trail. “Tomorrow, our plan is to be in Utah campaigning irrespective of tonight," Rubio told Orlando sports talk station WDBO on Tuesday. "It would be a lot better to go to Utah being the winner of the Florida primary. It would give us a tremendous amount of momentum. It would give us 99 delegates, and that’s the way we want to do it tonight.” Rubio dismissed polls showing him down by double digits to Donald Trump as "crazy,"...
  • President Obama SNUBS Nancy Reagan's funeral so he can speak at hipster festival South By Southwest

    03/08/2016 12:56:07 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2016 | Valerie Edwards & Julie Robertson
    A White House official confirmed this afternoon that President Barack Obama will not be in attendance at former First Lady Nancy Reagan's funeral on Friday, instead opting to attend a popular multimedia festival in Texas. Obama will be represented at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library by his wife, Michelle. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she will be attending the service in Simi Valley, California, as well. In late February, Obama drew widespread criticism after skipping the funeral for conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The president is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on Friday at the South by...
  • George Clooney Calls Donald Trump ‘a Xenophobic Fascist’

    03/03/2016 11:57:57 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 121 replies
    Variety ^ | March 03, 2016 | Jacob Bryant
    George Clooney has joined the masses in calling out Donald Trump. In an interview with The Guardian, Clooney sat down and talked about his thoughts on the potential Republican nominee. “He’s just an opportunist,” the “Hail, Caesar” actor said. “Now he’s a fascist; a xenophobic fascist.” Clooney added that during election season it often isn’t the person with the best idea being heard but rather the person who is loudest. “Let’s put things into perspective,” he said. “You know, the truth of the matter is, in election season, things go crazy, and the loudest voices are the furthest and most...
  • Sarah Palin: Thank you, Mitt

    03/03/2016 10:22:58 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 184 replies
    Facebook ^ | March 3, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    Thank You, Mitt Trump's favorables just rose again, as did the veil you willingly wore while being used by the corrupt political establishment who can't afford to lose their power in liberal D.C. Your speech was so silly and contradictory it confirmed the reasons Trump received tens of thousands more votes than you did in your own home state that you governed. Silly man. Could the establishment really not find anyone credible in their holier-than-thou movement to spew the deception you regurgitated today on tv? Independent, commonsense conservative patriots: now it's our time to ramp it up, to prove even...
  • Texas poll: Cruz beating Trump by 15 points [Cruz 38, Trump 23, Rubio 21]

    02/25/2016 1:49:53 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | February 25, 2016 | By Theodore Schleifer
    (CNN)—Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump by 15 points in Texas, a new poll shows. Following a blowout win for Trump in Nevada, speculation that the home state senator could lose the winner-take-all contest had mounted. But Cruz has support from 38% of Texans compared to 23% for Trump, according to the Monmouth University poll released Thursday. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio garners 21% support, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 6% and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 5%. Cruz has had the upper hand in most public polls of Texas, though Trump's strength there has raised the possibility that Cruz...