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  • Do you trust the Gravis Marketing poll which had Trump at 30.8% in July, 40% in August & now at 22%?

    09/20/2015 12:03:40 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 93 replies
    9/20./2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    No flaming others on this thread. Thanks. With the thread title in mind, which polls do you trust? Do you trust the "news" polls (as in CNN, ABC News/WaPo, NBC News/WSJ/Survey Monkey or do you trust unscientific online surveys/polls at Drudge Report and Breitbart? How about Gravis Marketing? NBC News Poll, Trump, August - 22%. NBC News poll, Trump, September 6, 2015 - 28%. Right now in the newest NBC News poll (thread at FR right now), Trump - 29%. No statistical improvement from 28%. But Trump is down in the new CNN poll (from 32% just recently to 24%...
  • Poll: Arizona Republicans say Carly Fiorina won this week's debate (Fiorina 46%, Trump at 16% in AZ

    09/19/2015 9:31:46 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 41 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | 9/18/2015 | Mike Sunnucks
    A new poll of Arizona Republican voters shows former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as the big winner in this week's presidential debate on CNN. Summit Consulting Group surveyed 996 likely GOP voters on who they thought won the three-hour debate this week. Forty-six percent picked Fiorina, who touts her business background, as the winner. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was second at 18.2 percent followed by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump with 16 percent. Several online, unscientific post-debate polls were dominated by Trump supporters. ...
  • Carson edges Trump as likely GOP nominee (Rasmussen Reports poll

    09/19/2015 8:30:50 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 172 replies
    WND ^ | 9/18/2015 | Staff
    A post-debate poll finds that Ben Cason has leap-frogged over businessman Donald Trump as the candidate most Republican voters believe will win the GOP nomination. Rasmussen Reports said that 59 percent of likely Republican voters believe that Carson will end up on top after the primary and caucus season is over next year. He is closely followed by Donald Trump, at 58 percent. Carly Fiorina at 40 percent and Jeb Bush at 40 percent.
  • Post-Debate Poll: Fiorina Surges to First Place, Tied With Trump (National poll for conservative OAN

    09/19/2015 7:45:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 82 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/17/2015 | Staff
    A post-debate poll conducted by Gravis Marketing for One America News Network (OAN) shows Carly Fiorina jumping to first place at 22%, tied with Donald Trump. ...
  • Poll: Fiorina takes lead in New Hampshire post-debate

    09/19/2015 7:16:56 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/2015 | Mark Hensch
    A Voter Gravity Poll [link at URL] released Friday shows Fiorina with 22 percent support among Granite State GOP Primary voters. She has a 4-point edge over her nearest competitor, billionaire Donald Trump, who has 18 percent support. ...
  • Which Do You Fear More, The "Training Camps" or the Reptilians That Control All Governments?

    09/18/2015 8:37:20 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 57 replies
    9/18/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    LOL. The thread title is indeed sarcastic, but it proves my point nonetheless... The super secret training camps are all over America and they are out to get us all and some GOP candidate needs to take a stand for us and against them heaven protect us all (whew) meme is yet another fringe conspiracy theory that is along the lines of Trigerism (that Trig Palin is somehow not Sarah Palin's son) and is akin to Trutherism (9/11 was an inside job) as well. All conspiracy theories (like the aforementioned and the very recent one proffered by some goofball at...
  • If Someone's Speech Is Not PC, Does that Automatically Equate It To Biblical Acceptability?

    09/10/2015 10:17:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies
    9/10/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I'm not saying that we have a theocracy or should have one, nor am I saying that if someone messes up from time to time in their choice of words or choices in life that this means they are automatically not a Christian or aren't seeking to follow the Bible to the best of their ability. Nor should anyone use yet another Straw Man (that I have to knock down before they are lobbed onto this thread) and say that "At least this person isn't Obama." Being anti-PC is often a good thing, for it can remove the endless quibbling,...
  • Donald Trump on Kim Davis: 'This was not the right job for her'

    09/09/2015 12:19:51 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 207 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/9/2018 | David Sherfinski
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said that while it was too bad Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis was put in jail over her refusal to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, people have to abide by the Supreme Court's ruling on the matter. "Well, you know, she was released and that was good, and it was too bad that she had to be put in jail, and I'm a very, very strong believer in Christianity and religion, but I will say that this was not the right job for her," Mr. Trump said on Tuesday evening's "The O'Reilly Factor" on...
  • Can Gay Marriage Lead To Polygamy & Can Opposition To Gay Marriage Lead to Religious Sectarianism?

    09/08/2015 1:21:55 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    9/8/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    For quite some time now I have stated that the same arguments that have been used in support of consensual gay marriage can also be used in support of consensual polygamy. With that in mind, I am also one of the few who has argued for some time now (long before Kim Davis appeared on the scene) against the dangers of religious sectarianism (i.e. pre-Cromwell RC times in Europe and also Cromwell using God's authority to close down the theaters, etcetera) and that the citing of scriptures in opposition to gay marriage can lead to or at least open the...
  • Trump Publicly Bashed Hugh Hewitt After Praising Him In Private (Trump First Praised Hugh Hewitt?

    09/05/2015 11:46:07 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 49 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/5/2015 | Allegra Kirkland
    Donald Trump trashed conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Twitter early Saturday morning, a day after Hewitt denied asking Trump "gotcha questions" during an appearance on his show. ... "Why would a very low ratings radio talk show host like Hugh Hewitt be doing the next debate on @CNN. He is just a third-rate "gotcha guy! A producer for Hewitt's radio show responded by posting a handwritten note Trump left for the host telling him it was a "great honor" to appear on his show. ...
  • Video: Trump's Top Security Guard Hits Protester In The Face

    09/04/2015 12:06:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 177 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 9/4/2015 | Emma Whitford
    One of Donald Trump's security guards punched a protestor in the face outside of Trump Plaza yesterday-in front of a large crowd of reporters-during a protest coinciding with Trump's official pledge of loyalty to the Republican Party. ... Video first published by NY1 Noticias [link at URL] shows the guard, identified by the Daily Caller [link at URL] as Trump's director of Security Keith Schiller grabbing a large blue sign that reads "Trump: Make America Racist Again" from several protestors. ...
  • Donald Trump signs the wrong date on loyalty pledge

    09/03/2015 1:09:14 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 107 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/3/2015 | Staff
    In a Thursday press conference, the Republican presidential candidate finally signed the RNC's pledge to not run on a third-party ticket - but as one crowd member pointed out, Trump listed the wrong date on the document.
  • Clinton Goes Under Water. Trump Polarization Grows (Trump now at 37% favorable, 59% unfavorable

    09/03/2015 11:37:20 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    Langer Research ^ | 9/2/2015 | Staff
    Negative views of Hillary Clinton have jumped to nearly their highest on record in ABC News/Washington Post polls, while Donald Trump's personal popularity has grown more polarized along racial and ethnic lines. ... Trump is much farther under water than Clinton, rated favorably by 37 percent of Americans and unfavorably by 59% of Americans. That reflects a slight 4 point-rise in favorability since mid-July, entirely among whites, +6 points. Non-whites see Trump negatively by a vast 17-79 percent, unchanged among Hispanics and more negative among blacks, by 16 points, since midsummer.
  • Chris Christie Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll (60%+ Trump voters: Obama not U.S. born

    09/01/2015 7:05:00 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    MSNBC (Maddow Blog) ^ | 8/31/2015 | Will Femia
    Tonight, Public Policy Polling gave the Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at their results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. While the findings at the top of the poll are what we've come to expect from the Republican field - Donald Trump and Ben Carson - securing the top spots - what is more surprising is to find beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support. The poll also shows the tea party character of the Republican Party, with strong birther views and a dubious grasp of some key...
  • How to give a Donald Trump stump speech, in 12 easy steps

    08/31/2015 8:47:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/31/2015 | Chris Moody
    1.) Arrive to the sound of a 1980s montage song, like "I am a real American" from Hulk Hogan's WWE Days. ... 2.) pay your respects to the American flag. ... 3.) Remark on the yuuuuge sixe of the crowd. ... 6.) When discussing trade and foreign policy, mention China as often as possible. 7.) Remind everyone that you have more money than they do,. 8.) Say the Bible is your favorite book and everyone will give you a thumbs up. ...
  • Donald Trump's Newest Campaign Ad [satire]

    08/30/2015 11:27:44 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 217 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/28/2015 | Jimmy Kimmel Live
    ... "Donald Trump, a man with a vision for America. Not a specific vision, a great vision - the best vision." ...
  • Poll disputes Donald Trump claim on black voter support (Quinnipiac: Trump at 3% with black vote

    08/28/2015 9:22:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/28/2015 (6 hours ago) | Eugene Scott
    Republican presidential front-runner said Thursday that his plans to improve the economy for black Americans is why he is leading in the polls with black voters, though at least one recent poll disputes Trump's claim. "I lead with almost every group. including with the African-American groups," Trump told reporters at an event in Greenville, South Carolina. "I have tremendous support." Quinnipiac University released a national poll Thursday showing that while Trump is leading the Republican Party nationally, he is polling poorly with black Americans in the general election. The poll found... When asked "If the election for President were being...
  • That Time Donald Trump Had A Meeting With DREAMers And Said "You Convinced Me" On Immigration

    08/28/2015 8:06:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 112 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | 8/26/2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. "You convinced me" Trump said as the meeting ended. Donald Trump with Antonia Tijerino, Estuardo Rodriguez, and DREAMer activists at his office in 2013. Courtesy Estuardo Rodriguez On an August day two years ago, Donald Trump was in a much different place: He was just a billionaire with the simple goal of connecting his beauty pageant business with the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Awards. So at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in...
  • Quinnipiac poll: Joe Biden stronger against GOP than Hillary Clinton

    08/27/2015 10:10:49 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/27/2015 (5 hours ago) | Staff
    A new poll shows Joe Biden performing a little better than Hillary Clinton against the leading GOP candidates in a general election matchup, and his favorability is better than that of any candidate - Democrat or Republican. Quinnipiac University's national poll [link at URL], released Thursday, finds that Clinton remains the Democratic frontrunner with 45%, but her lead over Bernie Sanders has slipped by 10 percentage points. sanders has 22 percent, and Biden comes in third at 18 percent. ... On the Republican side, Trump broadened his lead - he's now at 28 percent, with Ben Carson trailing at 12...
  • Questioning Trump like wrestling an eel

    08/27/2015 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    Chicago Sun Times Press Reader ^ | 8/26/2015 | Roger Simon
    On Sunday, ABC's George Stephanopoulos, an excellent interviewer, tried to break through the Trump persona and get some answers on something - anything! Stephanopoulos chose the sole plan listed under "Positions" on the official Trump website. It is Trump's plan for making Mexico pay for a wall on our southern border, deporting "criminal aliens" from the United States, and ending "birthright citizenship" among other complex, controversial and expensive programs. Stephanopoulos attempted to find out how Trump would carry out his plan. Specifically. Did I say it was like wrestling an eel? It is more like punching a pillow. "You have...
  • Jorge Ramos: Donald Trump 'Absolutely' Gave The Order To Eject Me From Press Conference

    08/26/2015 9:53:54 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 107 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/26/2015 | Katie Kindelan and Michael Falcone
    News anchor Jorge Ramos, who works for Univision and Fusion, was thrown out of a press conference with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Iowa Tuesday night after trying to ask questions about immigration. "You haven't been called...go back to Univision," Trump told Ramos before a security guard forcibly removed him. (Ramos later returned and was able to pose questions to Trump). ... Do You Think Trump Was Directing The Security Guard To Take You Out? "Absolutely. He was in control of the press conference. It is very clear with his body language that he was giving orders and I...
  • Welcome To Fantasy Island! An advance man points up as Trump's "plane" lands: The Plane! The Plane!

    08/26/2015 8:22:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 67 replies
    8/26/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    "Welcome to Fantasy Island!" Wherever Trump's "plane" lands, that area becomes known (albeit temporarily) as "Fantasy Island," and an advance man for Trump points upward when Trump's "plane" is about to land and says, "The plane! The plane!" On [Trump's] Fantasy Island, everything is either false, an illusion, or is grounded in smoke and mirrors at best: [My favorites are #'s 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10] 1.) On Trump's Fantasy Island, Trump never repeats his talking points ad nauseam. 2.) On Trump's Fantasy Island, Ann Coulter speaks at a Trump rally and magically becomes a conservative! 3.) On Trump's...
  • Trump on Obama in 2009: "I Think He's Doing A Really Good Job...He's Totally A Champion"

    08/25/2015 11:08:45 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 220 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 7/13/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Well I think that he's sort of a guy that has just a wonderful personality, a good speaker, somebody that people trust." Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump praised president Obama in 2009 in his book Think Like A Champion and on CNN's Larry King Live. Trump...wrote of Obama in his book, "What he has done is amazing." ... Trump also wrote he thought Obama "has the mark of a strong leader" and said Obama's comments on the economy "have led me to believe that he understands how the economy works on a comprehensive level." ... He has also surrounded himself...
  • Donald Trump 2016: Net favorability rating among Hispanics -51

    08/25/2015 9:41:08 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/24/2015 | Brianna Ehley
    Donald Trump's bromides on undocumented immigrants appear to have deeply damaged whatever appeal he might have once had among Hispanic voters. A new Gallup poll released Monday evening found that 65 percent of Hispanic voters say they have an unfavorable view of Trump, compared with 14% who view him favorably - yielding him a net favorable score of -51, well below any other presidential candidate. ...
  • Is this GOP presidential nomination cycle only a choice between The Donald and Jeb Bush?

    08/24/2015 7:20:27 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 100 replies
    8/24/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    If there was a continual reference to Jeb Bush and another candidate (by this candidate's supporters and/or so on), would you then be persuaded to feel that this GOP presidential election cycle is only between The Donald and Jeb Bush, or would you think that there are other good candidates available, as in Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker or others? Must this be an either/or format? If so, is this a choice between what could be called a high-energy P.T. Barnum-like atmosphere and a low-energy campaign or are there other options available? Is it now a choice...
  • Do You Trust The liberal CNN/ORC polling outfit? How about Rasmussen, ABC News/WaPo or NBC News/WSJ?

    08/22/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 77 replies
    8/22/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was wondering why a polling outfit (CNN/ORC) is now all of a sudden trusted by conservatives? If not, then say so. If it is all of a sudden now trusted by conservatives...I thought that CNN is a liberal outfit and not to be trusted? Limbaugh seems to be going after CNN for their Morten Downey Jr. documentary on TV as somehow being used to juxtapose against Trump, and for their interviews of Trump supporters, and wondering if they are going to hand-pick the worst of the worst in those interviews to somehow paint all Trump supporters in a negative...
  • Trump: I don't think children born to illegal parents have citizenship

    08/20/2015 12:01:48 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 82 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/19/2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Mediaite and Politico are running headlines for this segment claiming that Trump said the Fourteenth Amendment is unconstitutional, which is cute but unfair. What he's saying, in his own...folksy way, is that he thinks the Supremes will side with him in finding that birth right citizenship under the Constitution doesn't apply to children of illegals. What's newsy is him implying that that ruling should apply not just prospectively but retroactively ("I don't think they have American citizenship") meaning that many thousands of people - some now adults - who have lived all their lives in America would suddenly find themselves...
  • On this "Natural Born Citizen" Issue, Part 1: From Alexander Hamilton to Lynch v. Clarke

    08/20/2015 10:00:34 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 46 replies
    Red State ^ | 5/21/2012 | Jake (Iron Chapman)
    The New York Court of Chancery case Lynch v. Clarke (and Lynch) (Bernard Lynch v. John Clarke and Julia Lynch) from 1844 is one of the most prescient and important cases dealing with the matter ... The official report of the case describes ... the circumstances behind the case and of Julia's birth: Her parents were British subjects domiciled in Ireland. They came to this country in 1815, remained till the summer of 1819, and then returned to Ireland. Julia was born in the city of New York, in the spring of 1819. Her parents took her with them on...
  • Trump questions the legality of the Constitution

    08/19/2015 7:31:05 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 126 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 8/19/2015 (1 hour ago) | Steve Benen
    A few days ago, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump unveiled an actual immigration policy, which included a striking provision: "End birthright citizenship." As regular readers know, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution doesn't leave much in the way of wiggle room: the rights of American citizenship are given to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States." The principle of birthright citizenship has been upheld by the Supreme Court many times since its enactment following the Civil War. If the Constitution says those born in the United states are citizens of the United States, what exactly does Trump intend...
  • Josh Groban sings Donald Trump's most memorable tweets

    08/18/2015 10:41:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Ever sit around wondering what Donald Trump's best tweets would sound like sung aloud by award-winning singer-songwriter Josh Groban? Well snap out of it and get up, because that's exactly what you'll hear if you watch the video above. Josh "Voice of an angel" Groban himself was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday night to introduce his highly anticipated new album "Donald Trump Tweets" --- the follow-up to his 2011 chart-topper "The Best Tweets of Kanye West." ... [I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.] [@BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud.] [Robert Pattison should not take back Kristen...
  • Trump: Deport children of immigrants living illegally in US

    08/16/2015 12:42:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 189 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/16/2015 | Stephen Braun
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally. He also wants to end "birthright citizenship" for their children, he said Sunday. And he would rescind Obama administration executive orders on immigration and toughen deportation, allowing in only "the good ones." Trump described his expanded vision of how to secure American borders during a wide-ranging interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," saying that he would push to end the constitutionally protected right of any family living illegally inside the U.S. ...
  • Glenn Beck absolutely befuddled by pro-Trump Republican entertainers (Coulter and Co.)

    08/15/2015 1:59:14 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 168 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/14/2015 | T. Becket Adams
    Many Republican entertainers are clearly smitten with former reality TV star Donald Trump, but for conservative commentator Glenn beck, this makes no sense. Trump, a longtime crony capitalist, supports many liberal positions, including increased gun control and single-payer healthcare. ... "I get it if you are tired of politicians, A Republican progressive, or you are only about winning," Beck wrote in a message posted at Facebook [link at URL]. "Perhaps you are angry and you just want to make someone pay or just want something done and you don't carte how it gets done, but what PRINCIPLES does he have...
  • Donald Trump Defends Planned Parenthood, Calls Abortions 'Small Part of What They Do'

    08/13/2015 7:55:42 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 261 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 8/12/2015 | Natalie Johnson
    Donald Trump suggested that he would not support ending taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood's non-abortion services in two interviews Tuesday. "We have to help women," Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity in an interview that aired on Tuesday night. " So we have to look at the positives, also, for Planned Parenthood." Trump said he opposes federal grants going towards Planned Parenthood's abortion practices, but noted that abortions make up a "small part" of the organization. ... Trump appeared to support shutting down the government rather than fund Planned Parenthood in an interview last week. "Asked directly by conservative radio...
  • Franklin Pierce-Herald GOP poll results: Trump lead eroding; Kasich and Fiorina rise

    08/12/2015 2:23:38 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 94 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/11/2015 | Joe Battenfeld and Chris Villani
    The latest Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows a big jump for Carly Fiorina, who makes to top 5 GOP candidates with 9% of N.H. GOP voters. This poll also shows Donald Trump in the lead at 18%, followed by Jeb Bush 13%, and John Kasich at 12%. ... Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 10%. ... GOP presidential upstart Donald Trump has lost ground in New Hampshire since his tirade against Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly... Businesswoman Carly Fiorina has jumped to fifth place in New Hampshire with nine percent support. ...
  • Post-debate poll finds Trump still leading pack, Carly Fiorina winner of debates (29% say Trump lost

    08/10/2015 10:58:44 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 56 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 8/10/2015 | Dr. John Lopinski & Allsion Kopicki
    Following Thursday's Republican debates, an overnight poll shows Donald Trump maintaining his edge over the crowded field of Republican candidates. ... The NBC News online poll conducted by SurveyMonkey over Friday night and Saturday showed possible movement among the candidates following the debates, as well as Republican primary voters declaring Carly Fiorina the overall debate winner. Donald Trump has the support of 23% of Republican primary voters following the debate ... Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina were the candidates with the most gains in support, 7 points and 6 points respectively ... Among Republican and Republican-leaning voters who watched either...
  • Carson: Trump third party run puts Supreme Court at stake

    08/08/2015 11:58:33 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/8/2015 | Sean Langille
    Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is warning Donald Trump that a third party run could do more than just put Hillary Clinton in the White House. Carson cautioned the billionaire businessman than an independent presidential bid would tilt the balance of the Supreme Court in a liberal direction for generations. "If he [Donald Trump] decides to run a third party campaign, he basically will be giving the election to the progressives who will get two or three Supreme Court picks," Carson told Fox News host Megyn Kelly Friday. Over the past decade numerous split decisions reveal the replacement of even...
  • Carly Fiorina Eviscerates Ghost of Trump, Wins Fox News JV Presidential Debate

    08/07/2015 7:37:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 137 replies ^ | 8/6/2015 | Robby Soave
    Its decided. The internet has spoken. Carly Fiorina won the Fox News "kids table" debate in a landslide. "I have to say I was most impressed by Carly Fiorina," said Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace shortly after the debate concluded. Wallace's opinion was seemingly shared by the majority media figures on Twitter (including Reason staffers). ... While Fiorina certainly didn't go overboard on specific policies she would like to implement, her rhetorical hold over the debate was masterful. She never stumbled, lost her train of thought, or gave a clunky answer. And her swipe at Donald Trump - who...
  • Bill Clinton encouraged Trump to play a bigger role in GOP in call shortly before campaign launch

    08/06/2015 10:26:53 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 96 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/5/2015 | AllahPundit
    Who else would a conservative folk hero turn to for wise counsel while contemplating a run for president but Bill Clinton? It's cute that WaPo thinks this is a big "get" as if it'll discourage a single Trump supporter from backing him. The first rule of political hero worship is that the hero can do no wrong. Four Trump allies and one Clinton associate familiar with the exchange said that Clinton encouraged Trump's efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party and offered his own views of the political landscape. ... Clinton was reportedly "upbeat and encouraging" during...
  • Donald Trump: Mexico will pay for wall because I say so ("Let there be a wall, and there was a wall"

    08/05/2015 7:21:39 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 194 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/5/2015 | Rebekah Metzler
    Donald Trump - who Fox News said literally will be at the center of its GOP primary debate on Thursday - is already feeling the heat from network hosts. On Tuesday, Fox's Bill O'Reilly grilled the billionaire businessman on his claim that as president he will get Mexico to pay for a wall on the southern U.S. border to help prevent undocumented immigrants from crossing into the United States. "Bill, they're making a fortune, Mexico is making a fortune off the United States, it's becoming the new China in terms of trade -- they're killing us at the border," Trump...
  • Gawker Tries to Get Payback on The Donald by Giving Out Cell Number (Dis Trump Campaign Get Caught?

    08/04/2015 10:57:28 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    IJReview ^ | 8/4/2015 (20 minutes ago) | Joe Perticone
    ... he did respond to Gawker's piece having a campaign spokesperson tell Politico he no longer uses the number because he has "several" phone numbers. ...
  • A 25-Year-Old Documentary Donald Trump Tried To Ban Was Finally Released

    08/02/2015 11:53:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 113 replies
    Celeb Cafe ^ | 8/2/2015 | Jonatan Hoffman
    However, 25 years later the themes of this film still resonate with Trump's character. A quarter of a century later, here it is. In 1988, Leonard Stern commissioned the film as part of a celebrity businessman series. Here's a Huffington Post piece about the documentary by its original writer, and here's the press release announcing the online debut-it appears that the film covers some allegations... Trump grew wealthy during the 80's, the start of the "me generation" of moneymakers, and the "decade of greed". In it, he was revealed to be "the opposite of a small-government conservative" and someone who'd...
  • Trump companies sought to bring in 1,100 foreign workers: report

    08/01/2015 10:44:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/1/2015 | Peter Schroeder
    Companies owned by Donald Trump have reportedly tried to import at least 1,100 foreign workers since 2000. A Reuters review [link at URL] of Labor Department data found that Trump Enterprises have requested temporary work visas for over a thousand foreign workers. ... The desired workers include waitresses, cooks, vineyard workers, as well as positions as assistant golf-course superintendent, assistant hotel manager and banquet manager. ... Reuters found that most of the visa requests were granted, as Trump has vowed to create and protect jobs for American workers. ... The Labor Department data did not specify the nationality of the...
  • Poll: Trump is Party Pick, but Loses in General Election (Does best against Bernie Sanders

    07/30/2015 7:27:50 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 104 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/30/2015 (7:15 AM ET) | Courtney Such
    ... Trump may have surged ahead of the 2016 Republican candidates, but if he ever became the GOP nominee, the nation would vote Democrat. He earned 20 percent favorability among the Republicans in a new poll [URL at link] - the largest favorability in the party that the Quinnipiac University poll has ever seen. Following behind him are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 13 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 10 percent. ... Yet Trump's own party put him at the top of the "no way" list. Thirty percent of Republicans respondents said they would "definitely not support"...
  • Trump tops CNN poll of 2016 Republicans (Same % as PPP Poll & down from 24% on 7/20

    07/27/2015 8:09:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | 7/27/2015 | Staff
    Real estate magnate Donald Trump moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday, edging out rival Jeb Bush... Trump was backed by 18% of Republicans in the CNN poll, which was conducted entirely after his July 18 criticism of Republican Senator John McCain's war record. His lead over Bush, a former Florida governor who was at 15%, was within the poll's margin of error. ...
  • Trump still leads GOP field, but descent may be beginning

    07/23/2015 4:30:11 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 61 replies
    WNCT ^ | 7/22/2015 | Jill Jelnick
    Public Policy Polling's newest national poll finds that Donald Trump is likely facing at least some fallout from his comments about John McCain over the weekend. Nevertheless, he is narrowly leading the national field in the survey that went into the filed on Monday. Trump gets 19% to 17% for Scott walker, 12% for Jeb Bush, 10% for Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, 8% for Mike Huckabee, 4% each for Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, and Rand Paul, 3% each for Chris Christie and John Kasich, 1% for Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum, and less than 1% each for...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Gains Yet Shows Vulnerability In GOP Race

    07/21/2015 7:57:38 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 108 replies
    KMBZ ^ | 7/21/2015 | Staff
    Controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leads the GOP primary in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll... That's even though a majority of Americans, including most Republicans, say Trump does not represent the Republican Party's core values, and six in 10 overall -- including three in 10 in his own party -- say they wouldn't consider him for president were he the GOP nominee. ... How long the Trump surge will last is an open question; this poll was conducted Thursday through Sunday before his controversial criticism Saturday of Sen. John McCain's status as a war hero. And Trump's support...
  • "When I drink my little wine have my little cracker I guess that's a form of asking for forgiveness"

    07/20/2015 3:42:59 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 211 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/20/2015 | Staff
    Moderator Frank Luntz asked Trump whether he has ever asked God for forgiveness for his actions. "I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don't think so, he said. ... I don't bring God into that picture." Trump said that while he hasn't asked God for forgiveness, he does participate in Holy Communion. "When I drink my little wine - which is about the only wine I drink - and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness, and I do that...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Ahead of deal, Americans narrowly back diplomatic relations with Iran

    07/15/2015 4:42:49 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 7/15/2015 | Emily Swanson
    Most Americans think of Iran as an enemy of the United states, but a narrow majority still supported a diplomatic relation in a poll conducted on the eve of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. ... Most Want Diplomacy, Like Sanctions A slim majority of Americans (51 percent) said the United States should have a diplomatic relationship with Iran, the AP-GfK poll found, slightly more than the 45 percent who said it should not. At the same time, sanctions against Iran were still popular... Americans See Iran As Enemy ... Republicans Like A Hardline Approach Among Republicans, 6...
  • Walker's Dilemma In A Nutshell

    07/14/2015 8:10:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 35 replies
    WaPo via Business Insider ^ | 7/14/2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    It is not clear this will hurt him in the primary campaign, but it should be a red flag to supporters and advisors when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker winds up simultaneously saying he supports his wife's cousin's gay marriage and he wants a constitutional amendment to allow states to ban gay marriage. In a revealing interview with ABC News, this ensued: "I love them, so I support them" Walker said of his wife Tonette's cousin and her partner. "Loves gotta be the focus of everything we do with our family and our close friends," Walker told [ABC News David] Muir......
  • Sanctions on Iran's oil sector (Congress can't stop the EU from now doing business with Iran

    07/14/2015 7:13:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 5 replies
    Reuters via Gulf News ^ | 7/14/2015 | Staff
    Iran and six world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East, and which Israel called an "historic surrender". Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the US, European Union and the UN would be lifted in return for Iran agreeing [sic] to long-term curbs on a nuclear programme that the West has suspected was aimed at creating a nuclear bomb. ... The EU has also imposed sanctions prohibiting trade with Iran's oil sector. This includes any business with any part of Iran's energy sector or...