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  • GOP Slams Trump: Not Accepting Election Results Would Be 'Beyond the Pale'

    10/20/2016 9:17:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 143 replies
    Donald Trump's stunning refusal to say whether he will accept the outcome of the presidential election has created chasms in an already fractured Republican Party. When asked during Wednesday's final presidential debate whether he would accept the results of an election that he has repeatedly claimed is "rigged," Trump replied that he would "keep you in suspense." "I will look at it at the time. I'm not looking at anything now. I'll look at it at the time," Trump told moderator Fox News' Chris Wallace. Related: Election Officials Say 'Rigged' Election Unlikely If Trump loses and doesn't concede, it would...
  • Donald Trump just ceded the presidency to Hillary Clinton

    10/20/2016 7:44:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 78 replies
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    An hour and 18 minutes into Wednesday night’s debate, Donald Trump effectively acknowledged his coming defeat. “Lotsa luck, Hillary,” he said, after a peroration on the humanitarian disaster in Syria and how it is going to consume much of the next president’s time over the next four years. What will she need luck for if she’s not going to be president? Ten minutes earlier, Trump told moderator Chris Wallace he will let us all know on election night whether he is going to accept the results of the Nov. 8 balloting. It was a shocking and cravenly irresponsible thing to...
  • John Kasich skewers Donald Trump's "silly" rigged election claims

    10/19/2016 8:01:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 128 replies
    Former Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hitting back against the claim that the election is “rigged” -- an allegation that GOP nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly made in recent days. When asked in an interview with “CBS This Morning” early Wednesday whether he believed Trump’s assertion of a cooked election was correct, Kasich replied with an emphatic “no.” “Look, to say that elections are rigged and all these votes are stolen -- that’s like saying we never landed on the moon, frankly,” said Kasich. “That’s how silly it is.” The Ohio governor further criticized Trump’s position...
  • Rubio, Toomey Dispute Trump 'Rigged' Election Claims in Debates

    10/18/2016 1:10:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey became the latest Republicans to speak out against Donald Trump's warnings of a rigged election Monday night. In separate high-stakes debates, the two incumbent U.S. senators each refuted Trump's claim that the results of the 2016 election could be tainted, and both men called for confidence in next month's vote. "Our elections may not always be completely perfect, but they are legitimate, they have integrity and everyone needs to respect the outcome," Toomey said during his debate with challenger Katie McGinty when asked about the Republican presidential nominee's allegations, which he's been repeating...
  • Clinton is ‘pissed’ about latest WikiLeaks dump

    10/17/2016 8:38:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 131 replies
    Hillary Clinton is “pissed,” Chelsea Clinton is “hurt,” and Bill Clinton is “having a hard time,” according to a new report detailing the reaction to hacked emails of a top aide being slowly released by WikiLeaks. The reactions of the former (and possible future) first family is detailed by Politico. “The goal of this is to create dissension between everyone,” Neera Tanden, whose many emails with John Podesta have been released in the WikiLeaks dump, told Politico. “This is Russian psy-ops. That’s what they’re trying to do. The campaign is going to fight back against that, by not getting subsumed...
  • John Kasich has 3 words of advice for Republicans torn over how to handle Donald Trump

    10/14/2016 7:46:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    John Kasich has a simple message for Republicans who are struggling with how to respond to the 2005 tape that leaked last week of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boasting about using his celebrity status to grope women. "Lead by example," he told Business Insider in a Thursday interview. The Ohio governor and onetime 2016 presidential hopeful, who was the last Trump challenger to drop out of the GOP primary, released an extended response to the tape over the weekend. In that response, he said the tape was not "surprising to me or many others." "Many people were angry and...
  • Judge issues criminal summons for Christie over Bridgegate

    10/13/2016 9:05:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    A New Jersey judge on Thursday issued a criminal summons for Gov. Chris Christie in connection to his role in the George Washington Bridge scandal. Judge Roy McGeady issued a probable cause summons for Christie, saying there’s evidence to show he might have known that aides were up to political shenanigans and did nothing to top it. It comes weeks after activist Bill Brennan filed a complaint against Christie citing official misconduct. Brennan said he filed the complaint over the fallout from the 2013 Bridgegate lane closures, which he said cost taxpayers millions of dollars. “Defendant Christopher J. Christie knowingly...
  • Trump campaign gives up fight in key state

    10/13/2016 9:02:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    The Trump campaign is moving resources from the key battleground state of Virginia — a sign that the Republican presidential nominee is giving up hopes of winning there, according to a new report. The campaign “pulling out of Virginia” surprised staffers and upset those working to beat Hillary Clinton there. The news was delivered to staff there in a late Wednesday conference call. “I think it’s totally premature for the campaign to be pulling out of Virginia after so much work and all the hundreds … of hours of volunteer time and thousands and thousands of volunteers,” former Virginia state...
  • Millennial Activists Left Unimpressed With Trump’s Stance on Sexual Assault

    10/11/2016 8:00:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Before the second presidential debate on Oct. 9, Republican nominee Donald Trump called in the traveling press corps for a press conference on his “debate prep.” What reporters were met with, however, was not the opportunity to ask the candidate any questions — including any about the 2005 Access Hollywood tape reported on Friday evening by the Washington Post in which Trump describes and brags to the show’s co-host at the time, Billy Bush, about having committed sexual assault — but rather a gambit straight out of the annals of Trump’s reality television roots. Just over an hour before the...
  • Paul Ryan will no longer campaign with Donald Trump

    10/10/2016 12:01:42 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 70 replies
    Speaker Paul Ryan told House Republicans Monday that he won’t campaign with — or defend — Donald Trump and he urged his members to “do what’s best for you” in the month left before Election Day. In a stinging rebuke to his party’s presidential nominee, the nation’s top elected Republican told fellow GOP members in a conference call that protecting the party’s House majority must be their priority going forward. “The speaker is going to spend the next month focused entirely on protecting our congressional majorities,” Ryan’s spokeswoman, AshLee Strong, said in a statement. During the call, Ryan said he...
  • Pelosi: George W. Bush 'one of the best presidents' on immigration

    10/10/2016 8:37:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that President George W. Bush was "one of the best presidents on immigration," but that the Republican Party had changed after being "hijacked by a radical wing" of the country. "The Republican Party is the Grand Old Party. It's done great things for our country," the Democratic House leader told NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd. "What we've been saying to them is, take back your party. "It's been hijacked by a radical wing of, I don't even know of what, of our country, not even of your party," Pelosi said....
  • Special-needs boy set on fire by bullies he thought were friends

    10/06/2016 11:17:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 151 replies
    <p>A 10-year-old special-needs boy was on life support after bullies allegedly lured him to a field, doused him with gasoline, and lit him on fire on Sunday.</p> <p>Kayden Culp of Kerrville, Texas, has burns on 20 percent of his body from his ears to his belly button, and his organs are failing, according to a YouCaring page set up by the boy’s family to cover his health expenses.</p>
  • Hillary keeping Bill off trail due to rumored affairs: report

    09/30/2016 7:47:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    <p>Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been reluctant to use her scandal-scarred hubby on the campaign trail due to his multiple rumored affairs, a new report says.</p> <p>A book by author Joe Conason reveals the constant concern Clinton advisers had about the former president and lists the names of his rumored lovers, according to The Daily Mail.</p>
  • Clinton is now beating Trump in 5 must-win battleground states

    09/29/2016 8:13:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 121 replies
    Voters in five battleground states declared Hillary Clinton the winner of this week’s debate against Donald Trump, boosting her fortunes in those key races, a new poll showed Thursday. A majority of voters in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia all told Public Policy Polling that Clinton got the better of Trump in their first showdown. The Public Policy poll was taken Tuesday and Wednesday, giving voters at least one night to digest Monday’s slugfest at Hofstra University. Clinton’s debate also helped her bounce to leads in all five states, according to the poll. In four-way races that include...
  • Clintons shell out $1.16M to buy house next door in Chappaqua

    09/23/2016 8:29:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    It’s not quite the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, but Bill and Hillary Clinton are expanding their Westchester spread by buying the house next door, The Post has learned. Modal Trigger Hillary and Bill ClintonPhoto: Getty Images The Clintons shelled out $1.16 million for the three-bedroom, 3,631-square-foot, ranch-style home set on 1.51 leafy acres on Old House Lane in Chappaqua. Westchester County land records and tax records from the town of New Castle — where Chappaqua is located — list William and Hillary Clinton as owners of the property. A source said the home could be used as a weekend...
  • The terrifying signs of a looming housing crisis

    09/21/2016 7:36:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    The number of New Yorkers applying for emergency grants to stay in their homes is skyrocketing — as the number of people staying in homeless shelters reached an all-time high last weekend, records show. There were 82,306 applications for one-time emergency grants to prevent evictions in fiscal 2016, up 26 percent from 65,138 requests the previous year, according to the Mayor’s Management Report. The city’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Without the aid — which comes from city funds and was approved in roughly two-thirds of the cases — even more families would likely have entered...
  • Obama stays silent on Chelsea explosion but talks election

    09/19/2016 7:58:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    President Obama’s motorcade passed through 23rd Street, the location of Saturday night’s bombing, and slept in Manhattan Sunday night — but he still hasn’t made any public remarks on the attack in Chelsea. Instead, Obama’s first stop in New York City Sunday night was at the Gramercy Park home of restaurateur Danny Meyer and actress Audrey Meyer to attend a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Obama talked about the importance of this election — “the most important election of our lifetime” — and discussed why he believes Clinton is failing to run away with it. “[T]his should not be...
  • McCain vows to block proposed separation of NSA, cyber command

    09/15/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    U.S. Senator John McCain said on Tuesday he would use his power to block the confirmation of a key cybersecurity official if necessary to prevent any Obama administration move to separate the U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency. "I do not believe rushing to separate the 'dual hat' in the final months of an administration is appropriate, given the very serious challenges we face in cyberspace," McCain, the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said at a hearing. "Dual hat" refers to one individual holding both positions. Current and former U.S. officials told Reuters in August...
  • Clinton’s doctor says she’s ‘fit to serve’

    09/14/2016 2:40:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 173 replies
    Hillary Clinton’s doctor says she is recovering from her pneumonia and remains “healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States.” The statement was part of medical information Clinton’s campaign released Wednesday after her pneumonia diagnosis last week. The campaign says that Clinton’s physician found that the remainder of the Democratic presidential nominee’s complete physical exam was “normal” and she is in “excellent mental condition.” Dr. Lisa Bardack adds that Clinton is “recovering well with antibiotics and rest” after she became overheated, dehydrated and felt dizzy at a 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday. Clinton’s aides say she’ll return...
  • Colin Powell Calls Trump a 'National Disgrace' in Hacked Emails

    09/14/2016 7:24:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 63 replies
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell blasted Donald Trump as a "national disgrace" and "international pariah" in a personal email exchange that was leaked online by hackers. Powell, a retired 4-star general and a Republican, confirmed the authenticity of the emails to NBC News. "The hackers have a lot more," he added. The contents of the emails were first reported by Buzzfeed News. It said the messages had been obtained by the website which MSNBC reported is rumored to have ties to Russian intelligence services. Powell called Trump a "national disgrace" and "international pariah" in a June 17 email...
  • LifeZette: New Emails Expose Close Relationship Between Lindsey Graham and Top Hillary Aides

    09/13/2016 8:34:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Long before Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) became a prominent NeverTurmper, he appears to have been a favorite Republican among the Clinton camp. According to emails obtained by Citizens United through a Freedom of Information Act request and first given to LifeZette, Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band referred to Graham as the “bff” of longtime Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin in November 2009. At the time, Band was traveling with former president Bill Clinton to a conference in Israel and mentioned in an email to Abedin, then the deputy chief of staff at the State Department, that Graham was at the...
  • Wal-Mart’s terrible 9/11 anniversary display

    09/08/2016 9:29:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    As another anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, some tone-deaf companies can’t resist using the memory to sell products. A Wal-Mart store in Panama City Beach, Florida, was called out on social media for a tacky display that included stacks of soft drinks built to resemble the Twin Towers with a message that read: “We Will Never Forget.” The soda was on sale for $3.33.
  • Texas newspaper endorses first Democrat for president in 75 years

    09/07/2016 7:28:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 93 replies
    The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday endorsed Hillary Clinton, backing a Democratic presidential hopeful for the first time since FDR. “There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November: We recommend Hillary Clinton,” the paper’s editorial board declared. “We don’t come to this decision easily. This newspaper has not recommended a Democrat for this nation’s highest since before World War II – if you’re counting, that’s more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections.” The newspaper touted Clinton’s government experience and said she’s demonstrated an ability to work with Republicans. “Resume vs. resume, judgment vs. judgment, this...
  • CNN Poll of Polls: Clinton's lead cut in half

    09/02/2016 8:45:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Washington (CNN)CNN's latest Poll of Polls finds Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump has been cut in half, with her post-convention bump wilting in the late-summer heat. Clinton holds an average of 42% support to Trump's 37% across five nationwide telephone polls conducted between August 9 and 30. That 5-point lead represents a strong starting point for Clinton heading into the fall campaign season, but a CNN Poll of Polls earlier in the month averaging polls conducted in the week after Clinton's convention in Philadelphia found the Democrat ahead by 10 points, 49% to 39%. The shift brings the race...
  • Twenty Years After Welfare Reform, Child Poverty Is At an All-Time Low

    09/01/2016 9:23:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    On August 22, the 20th anniversary of welfare reform being signed into law, my new paper, “Poverty After Welfare Reform,” was released. It sprawled into a 45,000-word opus that ate my summer. Due to its length, the report has benefitted from a “Piketty Effect” in that criticism has been slow to come simply because it takes too much time to get through it. But Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann made it through, and he is not buying my claim that child hardship is lower or no higher than in 1996. Unlike many liberal commentators, Weissmann concedes that it is “basically...
  • Jeb Bush: Donald Trump’s shift on immigration ‘abhorrent’

    08/31/2016 12:48:18 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 90 replies
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Donald Trump is turning into a typical politician with his recent comments on illegal immigration, saying Mr. Trump is correct to try to reach out to new constituencies but that it’s anyone’s guess what he might actually believe. “This is all a game,” Mr. Bush said Thursday in a radio interview with WABC’s Rita Cosby. “His views will change based on the feedback he gets from a crowd, or, you know, what he thinks he has to do.” Mr. Bush, who Mr. Trump repeatedly mocked as “low energy” during the GOP presidential primary contest,...
  • Anthony Weiner bragged about using his kid as a ‘chick magnet’

    08/31/2016 7:44:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    Anthony Weiner didn’t just send his latest sexting partner a crotch shot selfie with his young son curled up next to him in bed — he boasted to the woman about using his child as a “chick magnet.” The stray-at-home dad’s stunning admission followed his repeated gripes about a lack of action in his marital bed, at one point complaining he was only having sex once every two months, according to screenshots obtained by The Post. Weiner told the woman he had dropped off the tyke “at grandpas after school,” but bellyached that the free baby-sitting “only bought me a...
  • Maine Gov. Paul LePage leaves profanity-laced voicemail for state lawmaker

    08/26/2016 2:41:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Washington (CNN)Maine Gov. Paul LePage left an expletive-laced voicemail for a state lawmaker that goaded him to "prove that I'm a racist" after a series of controversial comments once again put the governor in the news. LePage left the message for Democratic State Rep. Drew Gattine on Thursday, according to the Portland Press Herald, which also was the first to obtain audio of the voicemail. The uncensored audio message, also shared with CNN, contains several explicit phrases. The bombastic Republican governor is known for his loose style, which sometimes draws criticism. He is a strong supporter of Donald Trump, and...
  • Donald Trump suddenly sounds a lot like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio on immigration

    08/26/2016 8:58:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 104 replies
    For more than a year, Donald Trump took the hardest line on immigration — vowing to deport 11 million illegal immigrants en masse and pillorying his GOP primary rivals as favoring “amnesty.” But 11 weeks before the election, Trump is suddenly sounding a lot like the opponents he repeatedly ridiculed. The nominee and his campaign aides are now talking openly about requiring illegal immigrants to pay back taxes and potentially allowing those without criminal records to stay in the country — lines that Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida repeatedly used in the GOP presidential primary. Trump also says that any...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham says Trump could ‘actually win

    08/25/2016 7:41:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    COLUMBIA — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham praised his former GOP presidential primary opponent, Republican nominee Donald Trump, for an improved showing this week, saying he could turn the tide on Hillary Clinton amid the email scandal that continues to plague the Democrat. “Trump is doing better in the last week,” Graham said Wednesday. “Her email scandal with the Clinton Foundation I think is a game-changer. If he could overcome his image of not having the temperament and judgments for the job, he would actually win.” Graham made the comment after he and fellow South Carolina congressional delegation members U.S. Reps....
  • Commercial flights are too ‘burdensome’ for Clinton

    08/24/2016 8:48:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Instead of flying between New York and Washington, DC, like a common traveler, Hillary Clinton wanted the Air Force to fly her — because she didn’t feel well enough to fly commercial, newly released emails show. An exchange from May 4, 2009, between Clinton and her closest aide, Huma Abedin, show the former secretary of state trying to figure out how to avoid the “burdensome” shuttle. The shuttle refers to hourly commercial plane service between New York and Washington, DC. “Do you think we could get a plane for Westchester flight back tonight?” Clinton wrote in an email released this...
  • Poll: Clinton up 16 over Trump in Virginia

    08/23/2016 11:40:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 142 replies
    Hillary Clinton is 16 points ahead of Donald Trump in Virginia, according to a new poll released Tuesday. Clinton has 48 percent support to Trump's 32 percent among likely voters in the state, the Roanoke College survey found. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson has 8 percent, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein got 3 percent. In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton's lead over Trump grows to 19 points. The poll also showed improved favorability ratings for Clinton in Virginia. Thirty-nine percent said they saw the Democratic nominee favorably, while 45 percent saw her unfavorably.
  • Hillary Clinton: I'll visit Louisiana flood site when campaign won't 'disrupt' response

    08/22/2016 11:40:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    (CNN)Hillary Clinton's campaign said the Democratic presidential candidate will travel to Louisiana to view the devastation caused by recent flooding "at a time when the presence of a political campaign will not disrupt the response" -- a shot at her rival Donald Trump. Trump, Pence tour flood damage in Baton Rouge Clinton's announcement comes after a high-profile visit last week by Trump and his running-mate Mike Pence, and follows the decision by the Obama administration to schedule a trip there this Tuesday. "This month's floods in Louisiana are a crisis that demand a national response," Clinton said in the statement....
  • Hal Boyd: Gary Johnson says Mitt Romney would be 'guaranteed' a spot in his administration

    08/22/2016 7:40:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    On Friday, former Gov. Gary Johnson offered a guarantee. “If Mitt Romney wants to be a part of the administration, that would be a guarantee.” The comments came at Friday’s joint Deseret News-KSL editorial board meeting with Johnson and Bill Weld. I asked Johnson what role, if any, Romney might play in a Johnson-Weld administration. Although the Libertarian nominee seemed to doubt whether Romney would really be interested, he said the former Republican presidential nominee would be free to, in essence, choose his own adventure. “I think [the position] would be for Mitt Romney to decide … and I say...
  • Graham on Trump: 'He's in a death spiral'

    08/19/2016 12:34:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is worried Donald Trump's floundering presidential campaign will cost the Senate Republicans their majority. "People are getting pretty nervous about our candidates because he's in a death spiral here and nobody knows where the bottom is at," the South Carolina Republican told the New York Times. The Republican presidential nominee overhauled his campaign this week following a string of controversial comments that angered many in the party. But it is unclear if that will help Trump avoid the fall he's seen in recent national and state polls. Specifically, Republicans worry that Trump's struggles in the swing states...
  • Former Romney official endorses Clinton

    08/19/2016 8:48:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 82 replies
    One of Mitt Romney’s original national finance committee chairs says he is voting for Hillary Clinton rather than Donald Trump. “I have decided to endorse and support Hillary Clinton for president, even though everybody else I will vote for this November will be a real Republican,” David Nierenberg wrote in a Friday op-ed for CNBC. “Hillary Clinton knows her stuff,” he added of the Democratic presidential nominee. "She is emotionally mature and centered. She respects and enjoys working with people from all backgrounds. “She has the diplomatic skills needed to break the gridlock in Washington and lead our country well....
  • Lindsey Graham predicts Trump loss: ‘Reality is reality’

    08/18/2016 9:16:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 132 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham has predicted a massive loss for Donald Trump in November, saying the GOP presidential nominee has alienated voters to the point of no return. “Reality is reality,” the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday on WABC Radio’s Imus in the Morning, BuzzFeed first reported. “Mitt Romney got 27% of the Hispanic vote. By 2050, a majority of the country will be African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and others, and we’re losing demographically. We’ve gone from 44% with Bush to 27% with Romney, and I don’t think Donald Trump’s gonna get 20%,” Mr. Graham said. “The problems we’ve had with young...
  • Jeb Bush boosts Cole for governor

    08/17/2016 2:25:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    MORGANTOWN — Jeb Bush hit the campaign trail Tuesday for West Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Cole, a Donald Trump supporter in heavily pro-Trump coal country. Bush, who has said he won’t vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton for president, addressed a West Virginia business group Tuesday about fighting substance abuse, reforming the tax code, cutting regulations and overhauling the education system. But the former Florida governor’s speech largely avoided commentary on Trump, a bitter rival whose attacks became personal during a crowded Republican presidential primary. Bush also headlined a Cole fundraiser Tuesday evening. “I’d say that everybody has their...
  • McCain: ObamaCare ‘Unraveling at a Rapid Rate’

    08/17/2016 9:11:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Tuesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told a reporter that ObamaCare was “unraveling and at a rapid rate.” McCain said, “It’s clear that Obamacare is unraveling, and at a rapid rate. We’re going to have to go back to square one. We’re going to have to go back and not only repeal, but replace and make health care available to every American.
  • Marco Rubio stands by calling Trump a 'con artist,' still supports him

    08/16/2016 1:08:54 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    (CNN)Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is standing by his description of Donald Trump as "a con artist," but he says in a new interview he still plans to support the real estate mogul for president. "I've stood by everything I ever said in my campaign," Rubio told the Miami Herald editorial board Monday when asked about his comments made during the Republican presidential primary earlier this year. He said the race is "in a different place now" -- with voters facing a "binary choice" between Trump and Hillary Clinton. "In our republic, while the presidency is powerful, there is a balance...
  • John Kasich is getting the band back together in New Hampshire, perhaps with an eye on 2020

    08/16/2016 11:31:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – John Kasich will return this month to New Hampshire, site of one of his brightest moments as a Republican presidential candidate earlier this year. The Ohio governor will be in the state Aug. 28-29 for a reunion with his supporters there and to campaign and raise money for GOP gubernatorial hopeful Chris Sununu. Sununu is competing in a September primary. His brother, former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu, was one of the highest-profile surrogates for Kasich's unsuccessful White House bid. "It's been too many years since New Hampshire has had a Republican governor and Chris Sununu is...
  • Vanderbilt pays $1.2M to remove ‘Confederate’ from dorm name

    08/16/2016 7:03:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt University announced Monday that it will pay more than a million dollars to remove an inscription containing the word “Confederate” from one of its campus dorms. The private university has referred to the Confederate Memorial Hall simply as “Memorial Hall” since 2002, but was blocked in court from changing the name chiseled on the building because it was constructed with the help of a $50,000 gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1933. Under the agreement, Vanderbilt will pay $1.2 million, the equivalent of the gift made 83 years ago, to the organization’s Tennessee...
  • Johnny Depp mutilated himself in jealous rage over Amber Heard

    08/15/2016 2:36:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 125 replies
    A grisly photo shows Johnny Depp’s hand with the tip of one bloody finger missing after he mutilated himself during a jealous rage over suspicions that much-younger wife Amber Heard was cheating on him with a rival actor, according to a new report Monday. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star also dipped his bloody stump in blue paint and used it to scrawl the names of Heard and her suspected paramour, Billy Bob Thornton, on a mirror, according to TMZ. The image of Depp’s bloody and disfigured digit was posted under a police-tape-style caution saying “WARNING: GRUESOME PHOTO,” and can...
  • Morning Spin: Sen. Kirk now mum on write-in for president

    08/15/2016 8:37:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Facing a tough re-election battle, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has decided a better strategy is to play defense against the two major-party nominees than to discuss who he’ll write in for president. Surrounded by volunteers, Kirk started a bus tour Sunday at Buckingham Fountain that will last about two weeks. The tour will include fundraising visits and a stop at the traditional Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday in Springfield. Kirk is being challenged by two-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, of Hoffman Estates. Kirk is viewed nationally as perhaps the most vulnerable GOP Senate incumbent,...
  • The $400 million payment to Iran was American diplomacy at its finest

    08/12/2016 3:29:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    The latest victim in the presidential race’s assault on truth — to say nothing of nuance — came last week in the flurry of accusations surrounding the United States’ payment of $400 million to Iran. Donald Trump called it ransom, and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) accused the United States of acting like a “drug cartel.” In reality, the payment represented continued adherence to a masterful feat of American diplomacy and to the peaceful resolution of disputes under international law. Ronald Reagan understood how important it is for us to keep our promises — which is why, as president, he upheld...
  • Thomas Gibson fired from ‘Criminal Minds’

    08/12/2016 11:31:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    Thomas Gibson has been fired from “Criminal Minds” following an on-set fight. “Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from ‘Criminal Minds,'” ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios said in a joint statement Friday. “Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.” Gibson, 54, was initially suspended for two episodes of the CBS series after a physical altercation with co-executive producer and writer Virgil Williams two weeks ago. On Friday, Gibson told Page Six in a statement, “I love ‘Criminal Minds’ and have put my heart and soul into it...
  • Online shopping has created a whole new breed of addicts

    08/11/2016 11:14:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Melissa will do anything to feed her online-shopping addiction — even if that means subsisting off a diet of microwaveable soup. “I’ll eat only ramen in order to shop,” she says. The 34-year-old — who works in sales at Red Wing Heritage, a leather goods brand, and asked that her last name not be used for professional reasons — receives two to three packages a week at her East Village apartment thanks to her daily binges. “I love coming home and there’s a package,” she says. “It’s like there’s a prize at my door.” Americans spent a record $341.7 billion...
  • Florida Republican: 'I think I'll write in the name Jeb Bush'

    08/11/2016 9:31:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 93 replies
    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that she will write in Jeb Bush’s name when voting for president in November, according to ABC News. "I think I'll write in the name Jeb Bush," she told the Miami Herald editorial board. "A candidate should espouse optimism." Ros-Lehtinen had endorsed the former Florida governor’s primary campaign before he dropped out of the race in February.
  • Malia Obama appears to be smoking pot at Lollapalooza

    08/10/2016 1:05:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Malia Obama won’t be able to roll her way out of this one. The 18-year-old first kid was caught smoking what looks like a joint at a concert in a video that emerged Wednesday. The video, posted by Radar Online, shows Obama puffing away on the cigarette at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago last month. In the 9-second clip, the elder child of President Obama can be seen in the background smoking as a young girl in the foreground of the video dances and sticks her tongue out. An eyewitness claimed that Obama was smoking pot, according to the website....
  • New emails show Huma scheming for Hillary

    08/09/2016 12:02:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Another 296 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails were released Tuesday — exposing key Clinton aides doing favors for billionaires and, on one occasion, leaving the then-secretary of state’s daily schedule in an unlocked hotel room. The documents were released by Judicial Watch, which is suing to recover Clinton’s emails under Freedom of Information Act laws. In an April 2009 email to Clinton’s State Department aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, President Clinton’s former body man, Doug Band, the founder of corporate consultant Teneo, urgently asked them to set up a meeting with an ambassador for a major donor to the...