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  • Poll: Clinton extends lead over Trump

    06/29/2016 8:58:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by six points, 44% to 38%, in a Fox News poll of registered voters released Wednesday, marking an uptick from similar polls released in May and June. The Fox News results follow a rough patch for the Trump campaign: In May, the presumptive Republican nominee enjoyed a three-point lead in the same survey. But by early June, those numbers had flipped, with Clinton jumping out to a 42% to 39% advantage. CNN's Poll of Polls -- an average of results for the five most recent publicly released national polls that meet CNN's standards for publication...
  • Senators and delegates remain cool to ‘dump Trump’ plot

    06/29/2016 2:34:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2016 | David Weigel
    On cable news, Twitter and a few conference calls, the debate over dumping Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention is fierce. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's insistence that delegates could vote their "conscience" is read as the high-sign to undo the primaries; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) musing about the same is a clue that he is ready to save the party. But with three weeks to go before the convention nominates a candidate for president, Trump's recent hires and his discovery of a teleprompter (a device he once suggested should disqualify any user from the presidency) have...
  • Democrats see danger signs in states where Clinton has not fully engaged

    06/26/2016 7:23:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2016 | Philip Rucker and John Wagner
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategists look at the general-election map and see a bounty of electoral college votes that are hers for the taking: in Florida and Virginia, Colorado and Nevada — all places where Donald Trump has badly damaged his standing with nonwhites and women. Yet as Clinton plots her march to the White House, there are warning signs elsewhere — in states where her campaign is not yet making a full investment. And that has sparked concern from allies who say Trump must not be underestimated. In Michigan, Pennsylvania and, to a lesser extent, Wisconsin, an affinity for Trump’s...
  • EU urges Britain to go quickly as bloc reels from exit vote

    06/25/2016 1:57:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Str Tribune ^ | June 25, 2016 | LORNE COOK and RAF CASERT Associated Press
    European Union nations urged Britain on Friday to quickly exit the bloc and end uncertainty about the future, as Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the departure negotiations to his successor, possibly until sometime in October. Britain's vote to leave plunged the EU into a new existential crisis as it struggles to recover from economic woes, public disenchantment with Brussels-imposed austerity policies in debt-stricken Greece and Europe's inability to manage the refugee emergency.
  • Donald Trump targeted by Henry Paulson in op-ed endorsing Hillary Clinton

    06/25/2016 11:59:39 AM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 25, 2016 | Reena Flores
    "This troubles me deeply as a Republican, but it troubles me even more as an American," said Paulson, a former Goldman Sachs chief executive who spearheaded the 2008 Wall Street bank bailout as treasury secretary. "Enough is enough," he wrote. "It's time to put country before party and say it together: Never Trump." Instead, he offered up Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, as the country's best alternative to Trump, encouraging his GOP colleagues to consider her when casting their ballot.
  • (Gov. Scott )Walker says delegates should vote their conscience on Trump

    06/25/2016 10:53:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 99 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 21, 2016 | Scott Bauer, Associated Press
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he agrees that delegates to the Republican national convention should be free to vote their conscience, even if that means not supporting presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Walker is a former presidential candidate and a delegate to the convention next month. He told reporters following a groundbreaking at a sausage factory that he will follow Wisconsin Republican Party rules and cast his ballot for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the first round because Cruz won the state primary.
  • 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.
  • Trump Campaign Moves to Block Convention Coup

    06/23/2016 8:21:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jane C. Timm
    Donald Trump's campaign believes it has the support of enough delegates to prevent a convention coup next month in Cleveland, and is building an expansive team to make sure of it. The campaign's whip team, as first reported by Politico and outlined in interviews with multiple Trump strategists involved in the effort, includes 150 paid staffers and volunteers that will act as a direct line to delegates at the Republican National Convention. Trump's team insists it's not a direct response to the growing grassroots effort to change the convention rules to make it easier to oust Trump as the party's...
  • Clinton Foundation Said to Be Breached by Russian Hackers

    06/23/2016 3:40:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 23, 2016 | Newsmax
    The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation was among the organizations breached by suspected Russian hackers in a dragnet of the U.S. political apparatus ahead of the November election, according to three people familiar with the matter. The attacks on the foundation’s network, as well as those of the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, compound concerns about her digital security even as the FBI continues to investigate her use of a personal e-mail server while she was secretary of state.
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • House sit-in guarantees gun control will be a top issue in fall election

    06/23/2016 7:38:06 AM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2016 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: Paul Ryan calls it “a publicly stunt.” That may be true. But it is proving to be a darn effective one. Republicans, unsure about how to deal with a sit-in that started on the House floor yesterday at 11:30 a.m., tried to talk over Democrats and hold routine votes. Then, around 3:30 a.m., they adjourned the chamber until after July Fourth – two days earlier than planned. In so doing, they’ve guaranteed that the debate about gun control will roil the congressional recess and remain a dominant storyline for the next two weeks. Democrats continue to occupy...
  • Pro-Nuclear March In San Francisco To Protest Closing Of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

    06/21/2016 2:26:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 21, 2016 | James Conca
    Now that many environmentalists and climate scientists have realized that nuclear energy is essential for addressing global warming, a coalition of environmental groups is sponsoring a multi-day March for Environmental Hope in California in support of nuclear power
  • DOJ to scrub Islam references from transcripts of Orlando terrorist's calls to police

    06/20/2016 7:16:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Fpx News
    The Department of Justice is scrubbing references of radical Islamic beliefs from the transcripts of calls Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen made to police during his massacre, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday. A partial transcript of the conversations between authorities and Mateen, who killed 49 and wounded 53 in the June 12 attack at a Florida gay nightclub, is set to be released on Monday. But Lynch, who appeared on numerous Sunday talk shows, said the transcripts will not include Mateen's oath of loyalty to ISIS or any other religious justification for the attack. “What we’re not going to do...
  • NRA officials split with Trump on wisdom of armed club-goers

    06/19/2016 8:52:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2016 | Tom LoBianco, CNN
    Top National Rifle Association officials split Sunday with Donald Trump's position that armed club-goers are a good idea. "I don't think you should have firearms where people are drinking," said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's chief executive officer said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "But I will tell you this. Everybody, every American starts to have -- needs to start having a security plan. We need to be able to protect ourselves, because they're coming. And they're going for vulnerable spots, and this country needs to realize it." NRA lobbyist Chris Cox told ABC's "This Week": "No one thinks that people...
  • First on CNN: Priebus probes state GOP leaders over anti-Trump push

    06/19/2016 8:22:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | June 17, 2016 | Sara Murray, CNN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been quietly having conversations with state party leaders to discuss the latest push by convention delegates to nominate anyone other than Donald Trump. Priebus has spoken with GOP party chairmen in multiple states in recent days in part to get a better sense of how large the anti-Trump faction is among their convention delegations, according to two people familiar with the conversations. While Priebus has made clear in these conversations that he is not spearheading the latest push for a coup, his involvement sends a signal that the RNC is taking this effort...
  • Donald Trump calls profiling Muslims ‘common sense’

    06/19/2016 5:09:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2016 | Amber Phillips
    In an interview with CBS's John Dickerson that aired Sunday on "Face the Nation," Trump called profiling Muslims "common sense." "Well, I think profiling is something that we're going to have to start thinking about as a country," he said when Dickerson asked Trump whether he still supports the idea, which he has floated before. "And other countries do it; you look at Israel and you look at others and they do it and they do it successfully. You know, I hate the concept of profiling. But we have to start using common sense, and we have to use, you...
  • Trump: ‘It would be helpful’ if Republicans would help him

    06/18/2016 4:46:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2016 | Jill Colvin And Michelle Rindels, AP
    Donald Trump railed Saturday against efforts by some frustrated Republicans planning a last-ditch effort to try to thwart him from becoming the party’s nominee, threatening at one point to stop fundraising if Republicans don’t rally around him. Speaking at a theater at the Treasure Island hotel on the Las Vegas strip, Trump referred to “an insurgent group” trying to deny him delegates at the party’s July convention.
  • RNC delegates launch 'Anybody but Trump' drive

    06/18/2016 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2016 | Tom LoBianco and Tal Kopan,
    A coalition of Republican delegates is mounting a last-ditch effort to block Donald Trump from obtaining the GOP nomination by pushing for a "conscience clause" that would allow delegates to vote against the presumptive nominee. Kendal Unruh, a Colorado delegate, organized a call with dozens of other delegates Thursday night to discuss ways to block Trump at the convention. The group, Unruh says, marks the coalescing of disparate "pockets of resistance" -- including backers of Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- which had been opposing Trump with little success.
  • Donald Trump touts gun rights at rally in The Woodlands

    06/18/2016 1:02:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 18, 2016 | Bridget Balch, Andrew Kragie, and Susan Carroll
    Donald Trump told a large and boisterous crowd in The Woodlands on Friday night that he would be a fierce supporter of gun rights if elected president, and that an armed person could have prevented the Orlando nightclub massacre that left 49 people dead and another 53 wounded. "Nobody will protect your Second Amendment like Donald John Trump. Nobody! Nobody!" the presumptive Republican presidential nominee declared. Trump alleged that Democrat Hillary Clinton wanted to abolish the Second Amendment, the constitutional right to bear arms. Mentions of her name drew loud boos.
  • The Obama-Clinton Tag Team

    06/17/2016 8:20:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | June 15, 2016 | James Warren
    Cable news on Wednesday offered video galore on a campaign version of synchronized swimming: Obama and Clinton beating up on Trump for his latest anti-Muslim remarks after the Orlando mass shooting. The increasingly popular president is making his mark on the 2016 race, and that's good news for Hillary Clinton.
  • Bikers planning to protect supporters at Donald Trump rally in Phoenix

    06/17/2016 3:15:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    ktar.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | ktar.con
    PHOENIX — A group of bikers said it plans to protect supporters from possible violence at a Donald Trump rally scheduled to be held in Phoenix on Saturday. “We’re going to stand between them and any protesters that come onto the property and hopefully protect them from any bodily harm, should it get to that point,” Cindy Perrin with Lions Guard Arizona said. The rally is expected to begin Saturday about 4 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the Arizona State Fairgrounds near 19th Avenue and McDowell Road.
  • Dozens of GOP delegates launch new push to halt Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 11:32:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Dozens of Republican convention delegates are hatching a new plan to block Donald Trump at this summer’s party meetings, in what has become the most organized effort so far to stop the businessman from becoming the GOP nominee. The delegates are angered by Trump’s recent comments on gun control, his racial attacks on a federal judge and his sinking poll numbers. They are convinced that Trump is an insufficiently conservative candidate and believe they will find enough like-minded Republicans within the next month to change party rules and allow delegates to vote for whomever they want, regardless of who won...
  • Obama sets aside the soaring rhetoric to demand action on guns

    06/16/2016 5:12:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2016 | Greg Jaffe and Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama had delivered some version of this address at least nine times before — a fact he made clear in Orlando on Thursday. This time Obama, in remarks that were brief, blunt and starkly political, focused on what all of those killings had in common. This was a president who was fed up. His goal was not to inspire, but to demand change. “Those who were killed and injured here were gunned down by a single killer with a powerful assault weapon,” Obama said.” The motives of this killer may have been different than the mass shooters in Aurora...
  • John Kasich to Joe Scarborough: I'm Not Interested in Being a 'Spoiler' at RNC

    06/16/2016 6:21:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 16, 2016 | Kailani Koenig
    Ohio Governor John Kasich insists he is not interested in being Donald Trump's running mate, or in launching a potential third-party bid for the White House — but that doesn't mean that he hasn't been strongly urged to consider it.
  • Orlando shooter posted messages on Facebook pledging allegiance to ISIS and vowing more attacks

    06/15/2016 8:45:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2016 | Kevin Sullivan, Ellen Nakashima, Matt Zapotosky and Mark Berman
    On the day of his rampage at a gay nightclub, the Orlando shooter posted messages on Facebook pledging allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State and vowing that there would be more attacks in the coming days by the group in the United States, according to a letter sent to Facebook on Wednesday by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. “America and Russia stop bombing the Islamic state..I pledge my alliance to [Islamic State leader] abu bakr al Baghdadi ..may Allah accept me,” Omar Mateen wrote, according to the letter, which requested Facebook’s assistance...
  • After Orlando, Republican Party Unity Behind Trump Grows More Elusive

    06/14/2016 7:11:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 14, 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    House Speaker Paul Ryan told a room of Republican donors and elites in Park City, Utah last weekend that he endorsed Donald Trump to keep the Republican Party together. That explanation implied that if the highest ranking Republican didn't support the top of the ticket and went against the legitimate winner of the primary electoral process that the Republican Party would limp forward as a divided party with no chance of electoral success. The Speaker suggested that he put party above personal preference for the sake of unity. Just days later, party unity appears even more fragile. Since wrapping up...
  • Trump’s Gun And Nuclear Arms Race: Both Issues Clinton Could Use To Peel Away Moderate Republicans

    06/14/2016 2:32:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 14, 2016 | Dave R. Jacobson
    Rather than enacting tougher laws to make it more difficult for terrorists, like Mateen, to purchase guns through additional background checks, Trump has made it clear he would like less oversight, not more, on gun purchases. He says the current background checks on the books are sufficient and also supports the use and sale of military grade weaponry, the type of weapons that are necessary to carry out such a large-scale mass shooting. Trump sees nuclear weapons the same way he sees guns. For both, he believes more is better.
  • American Medical Association Calls Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis

    06/14/2016 1:49:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | June 14, 2016 | Kimberly Leonard
    The organization is making lobbying for gun control a top priority. The AMA, the country's largest doctor group, also vowed to lobby Congress to overturn a decades-old ban on gun violence research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "With approximately 30,000 men, women and children dying each year at the barrel of a gun in elementary schools, movie theaters, workplaces, houses of worship and on live television, the United States faces a public health crisis of gun violence," AMA president Dr. Steven Stack said in a statement. "Even as America faces a crisis unrivaled in any other developed...
  • Muslim terrorist kills French cop, wife while livestreaming on Facebook

    06/14/2016 10:27:45 AM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2016 | FoxNews
    A Muslim radical who was being investigated for terror ties stabbed a French police chief to death outside his home, then tortured the man's wife in front of their toddler son -- all while livestreaming his rampage on Facebook.
  • ‘Oh not for you!’ Trump supporters say restaurant refused to serve them

    06/13/2016 7:35:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 71 replies
    Fox 13, Salt Lake City ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tribune Media Wire
    COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. -- Dressed in Donald Trump shirts and hats, the family walked up to the window at the Cook Out on Boulevard in Colonial Heights to order burgers and milkshakes. "As soon as we got to the window, someone inside said 'Hell no! I'm not serving them,'" Riggs told WTVR. After a few minutes of discussion behind the window, their orders were eventually taken. "Everyone was laughing and giggling," Riggs said about the uncomfortable situation. At one point, she said, an employee yelled that an order was ready, but when her cousin went to the window to claim...
  • Was Orlando Shooter Really Acting for ISIS? For ISIS, It’s All the Same

    06/13/2016 5:52:02 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 12, 2016 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    Influencing distant attackers to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State and then carry out mass murder has become a core part of the group’s propaganda over the past two years. It is a purposeful blurring of the line between operations that are planned and carried out by the terror group’s core fighters and those carried out by its sympathizers. This public oath is about the only requirement that the Islamic State imposes on followers who wish to carry out acts of terror in its name. In an annual speech, the terror group’s spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, last month incited its...
  • A Vote Against Hillary

    06/13/2016 3:01:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    If you’re a regular reader, you have likely intuited that my top choices for president were Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz. But I refuse to join the “Never Trump” crowd and feel drawn to explain why—so that you too may decide. Trump has many issues, which I’ve shared in previous columns. But most are in the open. And, he has notable positives. Hillary, on the other hand, kept her emails on a private server in an obscure Colorado bathroom and conveniently deleted some 30,000 emails—claiming they were “personal.” To date, the most notable third party candidate—Libertarian Gary Johnson—is...
  • Orlando shooting: 50 killed, shooter pledged ISIS allegiance

    06/12/2016 9:18:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | June 12, 2016 | Ralph Ellis, Ashley Fantz, Faith Karimi and Eliott C. McLaughlin,
    An American-born man who'd pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 50 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation's worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said. * The gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida, was interviewed by the FBI in 2013 and 2014 but was not found to be a threat, the FBI said. * Mateen called 911 during the attack to pledge allegiance to ISIS and mentioned the Boston Marathon bombers, according to a U.S. official. * Orlando police shot and killed Mateen.
  • Hillary Clinton picks up another big endorsement (Jesse Jackson)

    06/11/2016 6:32:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson announced his support for Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, in a Saturday afternoon news conference with reporters in Chicago and called for "reconciliation" between her and her rival, Bernie Sanders.
  • Does Hillary Really Have the Foreign-Policy Advantage?

    06/11/2016 6:10:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 11, 2016 | Uri Friedman
    Already, Clinton has claimed international affairs as a key battleground against Trump, devoting her first major address of the general-election campaign to the topic. And she’s done so for understandable reasons. Foreign affairs is arguably the realm in which she can draw the sharpest contrast with Trump in terms of qualifications. In her national-security speech last week, Clinton noted that she visited 112 countries as secretary of state. Foreign affairs is also where the stakes of the election seem highest; in her speech, Clinton conjured images of a volatile Trump in the Situation Room, blustering through matters of war and...
  • Trump knocks rivals in Florida and Pennsylvania — and not just the Democrats

    06/11/2016 4:51:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal
    Donald Trump called for the Republican Party to fall in line behind his presidential bid Saturday during campaign swings through Florida and Pennsylvania, attacking skeptical members of his own party along with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. “We have a war to win against a very crooked politician. The Republican Party really should get their act together,” Trump said here Saturday. “They have to come together. We have to win. And if for no other reason, the Supreme Court, remember that.”
  • Donald Trump Tells Skeptical Republican Party Members to Fall in Line

    06/11/2016 2:20:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 11, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Donald Trump earlier this week promised to make Republicans "proud of our party and our movement." Days later, he's punching up his message to skeptical party members: Get your act together. "We have a war to win against a very crooked politician," he said at a rally in Tampa on Saturday, referring to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. "I don't want to waste a lot of time trying to defend ourselves against these phony (politicians)." "The Republican Party has to come together, they have to get their act together," he added, citing the potential for the next president to nominate multiple...
  • Donald Trump, Courting Evangelicals, Faults Hillary Clinton’s Policies and Character

    06/10/2016 3:41:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 10, 2016 | ASHLEY PARKER
    Donald J. Trump tried out several lines of attack against Hillary Clinton, at one point calling her “unfit to be president,” as he delivered an otherwise noticeably restrained speech to an audience of evangelical activists here Friday. Appearing before the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference, Mr. Trump promised to “uphold the sanctity and dignity of life” and to “restore respect for people of faith.” But he also used the opportunity to press his case against Mrs. Clinton, portraying her as arrogant, attacking her economic policies and willingness to admit Syrian refugees into the country and questioning her...
  • Anti-Trump Republicans seek last-ditch 'delegate revolt'

    06/10/2016 1:56:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2016 | Tal Kopan,
    The faction of the GOP that is unhappy with Donald Trump as the party's presumptive nominee has one last plan to stop the mogul: staging an all-out delegate revolt at the Republican National Convention. The far-fetched idea is the latest reflection of a campaign cycle that has been anything but ordinary, and stems from a continuing dissatisfaction among some conservative stalwarts with how Trump is behaving and running his campaign. But two longtime GOP veterans says they wouldn't bet on the effort working.
  • Democrats united behind Clinton, GOP divided on Trump

    06/09/2016 8:07:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2016 | Stephen Collinson
    The Democratic establishment disarmed Bernie Sanders' political revolution in a swift and ruthless counter coup Thursday, lining up behind its own heir apparent, Hillary Clinton. "I'm with her," Obama declared in a web video in which the party's ultimate super delegate endorsed Clinton and effectively imposed a truce in an often divisive primary campaign. Hours later, Vice President Joe Biden said "God willing," Clinton would be the next president. Sen. Elizabeth Warren added her voice as well. It was the kind of mind meld between a party's establishment and its presumptive nominee that has eluded Republicans, with many GOP power...
  • Inside the Last Ditch Effort for Republicans to Block Donald Trump

    06/09/2016 6:57:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 9, 2016 | ALANA ABRAMSON , Chris Good and JOHN KRUZEL
    With disapproval among the GOP mounting over Donald Trump’s controversial comments about the ethnicity of a federal judge, chatter is surfacing about ways to block the real estate mogul’s nomination at the convention in Cleveland this summer. “I think the party ought to change the nominee, because we’re gonna get killed with this nominee,” said conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. “They ought to get together and let the convention decide.” Steve Deace, another conservative radio host, has also been calling on GOP convention delegates to revolt.
  • States can restrict concealed weapons, appeals court says (CA)

    06/09/2016 1:35:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2016 | Tal Kopan, CNN
    A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that there is no Second Amendment protection for concealed weapons -- allowing states to prohibit or restrict the public from carrying concealed firearms. The en banc opinion by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could set up a new showdown on gun rights at the Supreme Court. At issue was California's law on concealed weapons, which requires citizens to prove they have "good cause" to carry concealed firearms to get a license.
  • Syrian man detained in France reportedly reveals large terror cell in Germany

    06/08/2016 10:59:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 9, 2016 | FoxNews
    A Syrian man who was detained in France and exposed a terror ring in Germany, told officials that the cell contained more people than the three who were arrested last week, according to officials familiar with the man’s testimony. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the man’s revelations are increasing concerns that the Islamic State (ISIS) could be close to carrying out an attack in Europe once again.
  • Clinton vs. Trump -- the strengths, the weaknesses (CNN editorial)

    06/08/2016 8:42:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | June 7, 2016 | Julian Zelizer
    She would be the first female president Ties to Democratic power centers Clinton's campaign weaknesses: 1. Can she be trusted? 2. Hiding stuff 3. Where's the vision?
  • Obama: 'I am worried about the Republican Party'

    06/08/2016 6:48:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | Michael A. Memoli
    Asked during a taping of "The Tonight Show" whether he thought Republicans were happy with their presidential nominee, President Obama had a quick answer. "We are," he said to immediate laughter. "I don't know how they're feeling." "I am worried about the Republican Party," he told host Jimmy Fallon in the interview, which will air in full Thursday.
  • Radio Host Hugh Hewitt Calls On GOP To Take Drastic Action Against Trump

    06/08/2016 5:48:02 PM PDT · by Innovative · 83 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 8, 2016 | Randy DeSoto
    Conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt believes Republican delegates should change the convention rules and nominate someone other than Donald Trump for president. On his Wednesday morning show, Hewitt likened sticking with the presumptive GOP nominee to “ignoring Stage 4 cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it.” “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain after the last 72 hours,” he said.
  • Reagan's son: My dad 'likely' wouldn't support Trump

    06/08/2016 5:13:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | June 8, 2016 | Cristiano Lima |
    Michael Reagan — the son of former president and Republican icon Ronald Reagan — said he would not be voting for Donald Trump during California's GOP primary on Tuesday. And his late father probably wouldn't, either. “I will not be Voting for Trump tomorrow in the Calif.Primary,” Reagan tweeted Monday at Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
  • Paul Ryan stresses party unity in GOP meeting

    06/08/2016 2:56:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | June 8, 2016 | Manu Raju, Deirdre Walsh and Betsy Klein,
    House Speaker Paul Ryan reiterated his support Wednesday for Donald Trump at a closed door meeting with House Republicans and asked his colleagues to unite behind the presumptive Republican nominee, according to several members who attended the session.
  • Iowa GOP senator suspends party membership to protest Trump

    06/07/2016 8:33:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2016 | Thomas Beaumont , AP
    A senior member of the Iowa Senate says he has dropped his Republican Party affiliation in protest of what he calls Donald Trump’s “bigotry,” in light of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s comments about a federal court judge’s ethnicity. Sen. David Johnson, from heavily Republican northwest Iowa, told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that “somebody had to make a statement.” Johnson, an 18-year state legislator from Ocheyedan, was referring to the billionaire’s allegation that U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel was biased in his decision against the now-defunct Trump University, a business owned by Trump, because he disagrees...
  • Hillary Clinton gave inequality speech in $12K Armani jacket: Report

    06/07/2016 6:53:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Hillary Clinton gave a speech on economic inequality in April while wearing pricey duds that caught the attention of eagle-eyed fashionistas — particularly a Giorgio Armani jacket valued at $12,495. The former secretary of state earned enough delegates Monday to become the presumptive Democratic nominee, but it was her expensive attire that landed her in Facebook’s top-trending news stories Tuesday, and her seemingly mixed message on economic equality wasn’t lost on readers.