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  • Two-Thirds of NH GOP Voters Support Trump’s Muslim Ban

    02/09/2016 4:05:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb 2016 | John Nolte
    According to the New Hampshire exit polls, a full 66% of Republican voters back a “ban on Muslims from entering the U.S.” This obviously is good news for Donald Trump, who proposed a temporary ban on foreign Muslims entering the country until our government is in a better position to avoid another Sacramento terror attack. The female jihadist who committed that terror attack was here on a fiancée visa. By all accounts, Trump made this proposal based only on his instincts, not any kind of focus group polling. Every other candidate in the Republican primary disagreed with the proposal, many...
  • NH - TRUMP COMFORTABLY AHEAD; BUSH SURGES TO SECOND, KASICH IN THIRD [1-27-16]

    02/08/2016 4:16:06 PM PST · by mandaladon · 167 replies
    The EECPS ^ | 27 Jan 2016
    A new statewide New Hampshire poll reveals Donald Trump holding a significant lead over his Republican opponents with 35% of the vote. Jeb Bush surprisingly takes second with 18%, and John Kasich finishes third with 14%. The rest of the field included Marco Rubio at 9%, Ted Cruz at 8%, and Chris Christie getting 5%, despite a last-minute endorsement from the Boston Herald. Among Democratic primary voters, Sanders holds a steady lead over Clinton of 52% to 44%.
  • Poll: Trump’s lead grows in NH days before primary

    02/07/2016 6:54:01 AM PST · by mandaladon · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s lead widened in New Hampshire just days before the primary, according to the latest CNN/WMUR tracking poll. Thirty-three percent of likely Republican primary voters said they support Trump, giving the billionaire a 17-point lead over his closest GOP rival. Trump gained 5 points from a similar tracking poll last week. Trump now has more than double the support of Sen. Marco Rubio, who came in second with 16 percent support. Sen. Ted Cruz has 14 percent for third place. Gov. John Kasich follows with 11 percent, while no other GOP candidate broke single-digit support. The...
  • Exclusive: Presidential hopefuls Sanders, Clinton in dead heat - Reuters/Ipsos poll

    02/05/2016 4:31:23 PM PST · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Chris Kahn
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has erased Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's wide lead for the Democratic presidential nomination since the start of year, putting the two in a dead heat nationally, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Clinton leads Sanders 48 percent to 45 percent among Democratic voters, according to the poll of 512 Americans, conducted Feb. 2-5 following the Iowa caucus. The poll has a credibility interval of 5 percentage points. Democrats had been supporting Clinton by more than a 2-to-1 margin at the beginning of the year. Sanders has narrowed that lead considerably over the...
  • Donald Trump’s Immigration Message May Resound in New Hampshire

    02/05/2016 7:28:43 AM PST · by mandaladon · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Political pundits and Republican leaders like to say that nobody could have foreseen the extraordinary rise of Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy. But there were early signs that the electorate was ready for an insurgency like the one Mr. Trump has inspired this election. And some of the most powerful of those indicators came from New Hampshire. In 2014, Scott Brown, a Republican and former Massachusetts senator who was running for a Senate seat in New Hampshire, aired an ad that seemed a curious fit for the state: As ominous music played in the background, and scenes of southern border...
  • As Feds Plan to Cut Border Monitoring, Texas Officials Ask Why

    02/01/2016 4:18:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 1 Feb 2016 | Julián Aguilar
    Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, pressed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday to explain why the agency plans to reduce its aerial surveillance on the Texas-Mexico border. In a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, the lawmakers said the cut to a requested 3,850 hours of aerial detection and monitoring in 2016 amounts to 50 percent less coverage than recent years. “Given the recent surge of migrants from Central America and Cuba along the southern border, we believe DHS should request more surveillance and security resources, not fewer,” Abbott and Cuellar wrote...
  • MOOK SPOOKED: Hillary manager predicts Trump will win presidency if nominated!

    01/29/2016 7:30:51 AM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 29 Jan 2016 | Kyle Olson
    Democrats aren’t laughing about Donald Trump anymore. He has them all but admitting defeat. In a stunning admission, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager predicts in an email that Donald Trump will become president if he wins the Republican nomination. “If Donald Trump takes the Republican nomination, our party will lose more than the presidency,” Robby Mook writes to supporters. “Years of progress will be ripped away. Obamacare will be repealed. Marriage equality will be rolled back. Get excited to visit the wall on the Mexico border — and get ready to pay for it if President Trump can’t magically get Mexico...
  • HuffPo Policy: Trump Must Be Be Called ‘Liar, Racist, Sexist Bully’ In Every Post

    01/28/2016 4:05:13 PM PST · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jan 2016 | John Nolte
    Going forward, every piece about Republican frontrunner Donald Trump published at the left-wing Huffington Post will now include a note attacking the billionaire businessman as “a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist,misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims,” according to Politico. “Yes, we’re planning to add this note to all future stories about Trump,” the spokesperson said. “No other candidate has called for banning 1.6 billion people from the country! If any other candidate makes such a proposal, we’ll append a note under pieces about them.” The full HuffPo note reads: Note to our readers: Donald...
  • Ted Cruz Tells Reporters "I'm a Christian First, American Second"

    01/25/2016 10:47:54 AM PST · by mandaladon · 270 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 25 Jan 2016 | Tom McKay
    According to presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, there's one thing that more important to him than the country he's running to lead: his God. In a remarkable exchange in New Hampshire, Politico reports, Cruz told reporters "I'm a Christian first, American second, conservative third and Republican fourth." "I'll tell ya, there are a whole lot of people in this country that feel exactly the same way," he added. Cruz, currently ranked second in GOP candidate polls according to RealClearPolitics, enjoys wide support among evangelical Christians in important, early-voting primary states like Iowa, where Cruz is locked in a...
  • Des Moines Register endorses Rubio and Clinton in U.S. presidential race

    01/23/2016 4:26:43 PM PST · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Jan 2016 | Jonathan Allen and Dustin Volz
    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Des Moines Register, the largest newspaper in the state that will cast the first votes for U.S. presidential nominees in nine days, gave its coveted endorsement on Saturday to Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Hillary Clinton, it announced on Saturday. The newspaper's board said it was impressed by Clinton's "knowledge and experience" and that it had picked Rubio because the Florida senator represented the Republican party's "best hope" in the November 2016 presidential race. While the endorsements from the newspaper have the potential to boost a candidate, they often do not predict success in Iowa's...
  • Poll: Only Trump Bests Hillary & Bernie In Florida

    01/21/2016 7:15:43 AM PST · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jan 2016 | John Nolte
    Florida Atlantic University released a series of polls Wednesday that will dishearten those pushing the idea that Trump cannot win a general election. The poll not only shows that Trump beats Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) 16% in a general election match-up in the must-win state of Florida, it shows that Trump is the only Republican who beats both. Against Hillary, Trump wins 47% to 44%. Against Bernie, Trump wins 47% to 42%. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% loses to Hillary 47% to 42%. The Texas Senator ties with Sanders, 43% to 43%. Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio...
  • GOP establishment leaning toward Trump over Cruz

    01/19/2016 4:12:21 PM PST · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 Jan 2016 | Chris Stirewalt
    GOP ESTABLISHMENT LEANING TOWARD TRUMP OVER CRUZ These days, many Republican leaders are playing an unappetizing game of “would you rather.” The conventional wisdom, which once dictated that neither Donald Trump nor Sen. Ted Cruz could possibly be the party’s nominee now says that one of the two men will necessarily claim the nomination. A weekend piece in the WaPo congealed this narrative into one tar-thick blob of despair for the GOP elite. After two cycles of defeating the Jacobins of their party’s base, the revolution is upon them. Cries of defeat and despair ricochet off of their opalescent kitchen...
  • Oh My: Palin to Endorse Trump in Iowa Today?

    01/19/2016 7:24:07 AM PST · by mandaladon · 89 replies
    TownHall ^ | 19 Jan 2016 | Guy Benson |
    I'll admit it -- when this speculation began mounting yesterday, I wasn't remotely sold on the idea that Palin was poised jump aboard the Trump Train when so many influential figures within the conservative talk radio constellation are at long last blasting The Donald and rallying to Cruz. The Palin speculation seemed even less plausible when this rumor leaked:
  • Evangelicals See Donald Trump as Man of Conviction, if Not Faith

    01/18/2016 4:12:06 PM PST · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAGGIE HABERMAN and THOMAS KAPLAN
    Buford Arning, a retired building-supply executive in Statesville, N.C., went to church each week until a pinched nerve made it hard for him to leave his house. He believes in living a faith-filled life. But he does not demand piety of his preferred presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump. “Am I a Bible toter that gets out and preaches on the side of the street and tries to convert everybody? No,” said Mr. Arning, 62, who calls himself an evangelical voter. He said he believed that Mr. Trump was “a Christian man,” and that was good enough. Mr. Trump may not...
  • Do the Democrats Have a Next Act?

    01/16/2016 8:26:42 AM PST · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 Jan 2016
    As the Republican presidential contenders ratchet up their uncivil war —the carnival debates, the Twitter shootouts, the talk of third-party challenges and a brokered convention — the dominant political headline is the crisis in the GOP. But look more closely: The Republican Party isn't the only one in trouble. The real identity crisis may be the one in the party in which none of this was supposed to happen—the party with a well-financed, brand-name candidate who suddenly finds her coronation interrupted by a 74-year-old socialist with a Brooklyn accent as thick as Junior’s Cheesecake. That’s not the script anyone predicted...
  • The Sailor Who Apologized to Iranians is Identified as 27-Year-Old Navy Lieutenant

    01/14/2016 4:27:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 113 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Jan 2016
    The young Navy lieutenant who apologized to the Iranians after U.S. boats entered Iran’s territory has been identified as Lt. David Nartker. The 27-year-old grew up in Chicago and now lives in Ohio. Videos on his Facebook page show him firing weapons. Read: Iran Releases Humiliating Photos of Captured U.S. Sailors On Their Knees Nartker was among the 10 U.S. sailors who were captured by Iran earlier this week. The sailors were later released. But he found himself at the center of an international uproar after Iran released footage showing an interrogator haranguing him about being in Iranian waters. “It...
  • Republican sharks circle Trump for first debate of 2016

    01/14/2016 8:15:34 AM PST · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Michael Mathes
    Washington (AFP) - Republicans square off in their latest US presidential debate Thursday, just 18 days before all-important first votes are cast in the nominations race, after a rising party star delivered an extraordinary rebuke to frontrunner Donald Trump. Seven candidates will take the main stage in South Carolina, with six focused on how to knock the real-estate tycoon off his perch and finally bring the 2016 campaign to a debate about issues rather than obsession over Trump's celebrity bombast. South Carolina's young, charismatic governor Nikki Haley, considered by some a potential vice presidential pick, essentially cleared the way for...
  • ABC Is Nostalgic for the Days When Mothers Named Their Babies Barack

    01/14/2016 7:58:32 AM PST · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    ABC’s Terry Moran has not lost his love for Barack Obama. The Nightline correspondent, who once compared the President to George Washington, on Tuesday got nostalgic for the early days of Obama, reminiscing, “I first met the then-Senator Obama in Cleveland all of the way back in 2006. Back then, they were naming babies after him in Iowa.” The journalist lamented, “For the last time, Barack Obama heard that famous shouted announcement as he strode into the House chamber to give his State of the Union address.” Even though the President has a year left in office, Moran mourned the...
  • Islamic State militants attack Jakarta in first strike at Indonesia

    01/14/2016 7:45:50 AM PST · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    OANN ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Kanupriya Kapoor and Darren Whiteside
    JAKARTA (Reuters) – Islamic State said it was behind an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen in the heart of Jakarta on Thursday that brought the radical group’s violence to the world’s most populous Muslim country for the first time. Just seven people were killed despite multiple blasts and a gunfight, and five of them were the attackers themselves, but the brazenness of their siege suggested a new brand of militancy in a country where low-level strikes on police are common. It took security forces about three hours to end the attack near a Starbucks cafe and Sarinah’s, Jakarta’s oldest...
  • BBC: Trump’s Southern Strategy on Verge of Stunning Payoff; ‘He’ll Take the South’

    01/14/2016 7:11:11 AM PST · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Anthony Zurcher
    When Donald Trump takes the stage at the Republican debate in Charleston, South Carolina, on Thursday night, he’ll have an unlikely home field advantage. The New York real estate mogul has posted a consistently commanding lead in presidential preference polls in the state, which holds its primary election just two weeks after Iowa and New Hampshire. He’s made more than a dozen trips there, drawing crowds in the thousands, while the gatherings of his competitors pull in hundreds at best. In fact, across the South – in states like Mississippi, Florida, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina – Mr Trump has...
  • mages of U.S. Sailors on Their Knees Before Iran Surface as Biden Denies Apology

    01/13/2016 4:08:50 PM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Mary Chastain
    ice President Joe Biden told CBS New the U.S. did not apologize to Iran after the country released ten Navy sailors it had abducted on Tuesday night. “When you have a problem with the boat, (do) you apologize the boat had a problem? No,” he explained. “And there was no looking for any apology. This was just standard nautical practice.” The vice president explained that the “the Iranians picked up both boats — as we have picked up Iranian boats that needed to be rescued.” Iranian officials then “realized they were there in distress and said they would release them,...
  • Al Jazeera to Shut Down American News Channel

    01/13/2016 3:55:52 PM PST · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Keach Hagey and Joe Flint
    When Al Jazeera America was launched to great fanfare in 2013 its then-leader told The Wall Street Journal that it planned to skip tabloid fare in favor “fact-based, in-depth, long-format news” in part because it didn’t have to worry too much about profits. After all, it was backed by the oil-and-gas-rich government of Qatar, and oil was trading around $100 a barrel. On Wednesday, with oil trading near $30, Al Jazeera made an about-face, announcing it was shutting down American cable channel by April 30 for economic reasons. “While Al Jazeera America built a loyal audience across the U.S. and...
  • Rising star Nikki Haley says she is open to becoming GOP running mate

    01/13/2016 9:52:10 AM PST · by mandaladon · 119 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Michael Walsh
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she would consider being the vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party this year. The rising political star revealed that she is open to the possibility in an appearance on NBC News’ “Today” show Wednesday, a day after delivering the GOP response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address. “If a candidate wanted to sit down and talk, I would sit down and talk,” she told host Matt Lauer. “I think that’s a big decision. It’s a family decision. It’s a state decision. It’s something I’d have to think about. But I...
  • South Carolina lawmaker to Trump: You’re not welcome

    01/13/2016 7:46:22 AM PST · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Harriet McLeod
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A Democratic legislator in South Carolina has a message for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump: Stay out of my state. Representative John King filed a resolution on Tuesday saying the Republican front-runner's "abrasive and racist rhetoric" did not belong South Carolina, a state that King said has worked to move beyond a past of racial intolerance. "South Carolinians have tirelessly worked to overcome a history of hatred and bigotry and there is no place in this state for anyone who espouses hatred and bigotry as a campaign slogan," King's resolution said. "He is not welcome...
  • Trump hits back at Nikki Haley: ‘Very weak on illegal immigration’

    01/13/2016 7:31:40 AM PST · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Carrie Dann
    Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is swatting back at South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley after she used the Republican State of the Union response Tuesday night to caution the party against “angry” rhetoric like Trump’s. In an appearance on Fox & Friends, Trump branded the Republican governor as “very weak on illegal immigration.” “I feel very strongly about immigration,” he said. “She does not.” Trump suggested that Haley has had “no problem” soliciting campaign donations from him in the past. “She certainly has no problem asking me for campaign contributions, because over the years, she’s asked me for a hell of...
  • Suicide bomber kills 10 people, mainly Germans, in Istanbul

    01/12/2016 7:02:28 AM PST · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    OANN ^ | 12 Jan 2016 | Ayla Jean Yackley
    STANBUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber thought to be from Syria killed at least 10 people, many of them German tourists, in Istanbul’s historic heart on Tuesday, an attack senior security officials said was probably planned by Islamic State. President Tayyip Erdogan condemned the bombing in Sultanahmet square, near the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, major tourist sites in the center of one of the world’s most visited cities. He said a Syrian was thought responsible and that the blast would only harden Turkey’s resolve in fighting terrorism. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said the bomber had been identified from...
  • 50 years later, disagreements over young Trump’s military academy record

    01/10/2016 7:40:46 AM PST · by mandaladon · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10 Jan 2016 | Michael E. Miller
    From the moment 17-year-old Donald Trump was named a captain for his senior year at New York Military Academy, he ordered the officers under his command to keep strict discipline. Shoes had to be shined. Beds had to be made. Underclassmen had to spring to attention. Then, a month into Trump’s tenure in the fall of 1963, came an abrupt change. The tall, confident senior with a shock of blond hair was removed from that coveted post atop A Company and transferred to a new job on the school staff — another prestigious assignment, but one with no command responsibilities....
  • Trump likes to sleep in his own bed and it may cost him votes

    01/08/2016 7:59:04 AM PST · by mandaladon · 209 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Jan 2016 | Emily Flitter
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidates are spending long days on the campaign trail and their nights in a succession of budget hotels, often in small towns. Not Donald Trump. After nearly every rally, the billionaire real estate developer hops into one of his planes or helicopters and returns to New York so that he can sleep in his own bed in his marble-and-gold-furnished Trump Tower apartment in Manhattan. In November and December, Trump held six rallies in Iowa, visited a local production plant and held one town hall, flying home each night. His nearest rival for the Republican...
  • Two Mideast refugees arrested on terror charges appearing in US courts

    01/08/2016 7:45:59 AM PST · by mandaladon · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 Jan 2016
    Two men born in Iraq who came to the U.S. as refugees were set to appear in court Friday on terror-related charges in California and Texas, as investigators say one of the men wrote that he wanted to travel to Syria because he was "eager to see blood." A criminal complaint unsealed Thursday accused 23-year-old Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, of Sacramento, Calif., of traveling to Syria to fight alongside terrorist organizations and lying to government investigators about it. Almost simultaneously in Houston, federal authorities announced the arrest of Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, on charges of attempting to provide...
  • Germany springs to action over hate speech against migrants

    01/07/2016 7:42:52 AM PST · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7 Jan 2016 | Anthony Faiola
    BERLIN — Donald Trump may be testing the boundaries of tolerance on the U.S. campaign trail. But here in Germany, the government is effectively enforcing civility, taking aim at a surge of hate speech against refugees and Muslims. As Western Europe’s most populous nation grapples with a historic wave of mostly-Muslim migrants, politicians and activists are decrying a rash of incendiary speech bubbling to the surface of German society. In a country whose Nazi past led to some of the strictest laws in the West protecting minorities from people inciting hatred, prosecutors are launching investigations into inflammatory comments as judges...
  • New York Daily News names and shames blood-soaked members of pro-death party

    01/06/2016 9:24:09 AM PST · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 6 Jan 2016
    We’re not sure why the New York Daily News insists on tweeting previews of the next day’s front page, unless the idea is to send people on a desperate search for a paper copy in the morning to make sure it wasn’t some awful dream. Knowing that reporters from the Boston Globe volunteered to deliver the Sunday paper themselves, we wouldn’t put it past the Daily News reporters to have donated their own blood to print the front page. Particularly tasteful is the description of the president’s measured plan to “stop the crazies,” even if it goes against the federal...
  • FOX Business Network Announces Moderators for GOP Primary Debates on Jan. 14

    01/06/2016 9:05:47 AM PST · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    FOX Nation ^ | 6 Jan 2016
    FOX Business Network has announced the moderators for its two Republican presidential primary debates on Thursday, January 14. Anchor/Managing Editor of Business News, Neil Cavuto and Anchor/Global Markets Editor, Maria Bartiromo will reprise their roles as moderators for the primetime debate, which will begin at 9 p.m. ET. The earlier debate, which is scheduled to start 6 p.m. ET, will again be moderated by anchors Trish Regan and Sandra Smith. The debates, which have been sanctioned by the Republican National Committee, will take place at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. They will...
  • Supporters Seek to Persuade Democrats to ‘Ditch and Switch’ for Donald Trump

    01/06/2016 6:43:17 AM PST · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6 Jan 2016 | Alan Rappeport
    At a campaign event for Donald J. Trump in Mississippi last weekend, Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson — two African-American YouTube stars who go by the names Diamond and Silk — rallied the roaring crowd with a plea. “Ditch and switch! Ditch and switch!” they yelled. The pitch was directed at Democrats and independents in the audience, urging them to become Republicans and vote for Mr. Trump if they really want to show their support. It could be an important strategy for Mr. Trump as the pace of primary season picks up, and he looks to turn his raucous campaign...
  • Why Trump may be winning the war on ‘political correctness’

    01/05/2016 7:26:51 AM PST · by mandaladon · 12 replies
    Wahington Post ^ | 5 Jan 2016 | Karen Tumulty and Jenna Johnson
    Cathy Cuthbertson once worked at what might be thought of as a command post of political correctness — the campus of a prestigious liberal arts college in Ohio. “You know, I couldn’t say ‘Merry Christmas.’ And when we wrote things, we couldn’t even say ‘he’ or ‘she,’ because we had transgender. People of color. I mean, we had to watch every word that came out of our mouth, because we were afraid of offending someone, but nobody’s afraid of offending me,” the former administrator said. All of which helps explain why the 63-year-old grandmother showed up at a recent Donald...
  • ‘News’ Networks Donate Millions to Donald Trump By Racing to Air First TV Ad

    01/04/2016 7:08:06 AM PST · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4 Jan 2016 | Tommy Christopher
    One of the big political stories of the holiday news dead zone was Donald Trump‘s stated intention to begin running millions of dollars worth of TV ads in Iowa and New Hampshire, but as it turns out, he needn’t have bothered. Early Monday morning, news outlets jumped at the chance to metaphorically paint Trump’s fence for him, but unlike Tom Sawyer‘s crowd-sourced work product, Trump’s will be used to keep Mexicans and Muslims at bay. Trump promises to make Mexico pay for that wall, but if it ever gets built, America’s news networks will have pad for much of it...
  • Skywriters target Trump in aerial Rose Parade protest

    01/01/2016 4:35:19 PM PST · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 Jan 2016 | Diana Crandall
    PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Five planes flew over the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on Friday writing messages in the sky that included "America is great! Trump is disgusting. Anybody but Trump, US," as onlookers craned their necks for a view. It was not immediately clear who was behind the airborne protest, targeting Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, which coincided with the end of the New Year's Day event that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to Pasadena, north of Los Angeles. A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. The billionaire...
  • Hollande under fire over call to strip citizenship from terror convicts

    12/31/2015 3:38:29 PM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 31 Dec 2015 | Eric Randolph and Martine Nouaille
    Paris (AFP) - President Francois Hollande's call for convicted French-born terrorists to lose their citizenship if they have a second nationality has triggered uproar among those who see him adopting right-wing ideas that recall dark moments in France's history. Ever since the French Revolution in the late 1700s, "le droit du sol" ("the right of the soil") has been a fundamental principle, giving everyone born in the country the right to citizenship. But in the aftermath of November's jihadist attacks in Paris, Hollande announced to an extraordinary session of both houses of parliament that he would seek changes to the...
  • British Gov’t Responds to Petition to Ban Trump: ‘Coming to the UK Is a Privilege…’

    12/30/2015 3:27:44 PM PST · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 30 Dec 2015 | Josh Feldman
    The British government has finally responded to a petition demanding that Donald Trump be banned from the country. Yes, the British government has the authority to ban certain individuals from the country if the people in question could be considered a public danger or a harm to society. The government petition website requires 10,000 signatures to get a government response and 100,000 signatures to be debated in Parliament. As of today, it has over 500,000 signatures. The petition was drafted in reaction to Trump’s call for a Muslim entry ban in the U.S., which plenty of British leaders––including Prime Minister...
  • 6 moments that could haunt Hillary Clinton

    12/29/2015 8:31:13 AM PST · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 29 Dec 2015 | Annie Karni
    A few choice remarks and positions from 2015 could damage Clinton's prospects next year. Hillary Clinton, her aides will tell you, is focused solely on winning the Democratic primary. Hillary Clinton, Democratic strategists with ties to the campaign will tell you, has one eye planted on the general election in everything she says and does. Making sure that both statements are accurate means a lot of needle-threading for the front-runner, who must fend off Bernie Sanders on her left while keeping herself electable in November. Her record so far is mixed. On economic issues, centrist Democrats are relieved Sanders’ stadium...
  • Clinton vs. Trump: Still A Dead Heat

    12/28/2015 8:27:02 AM PST · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 28 Dec 2015
    Presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remain all tied up in a hypothetical matchup heading into 2016. If the 2016 presidential election was held today, 37% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for Clinton, while 36% would vote for Trump. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that a sizable 22% would choose some other candidate, while five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) These findings are nearly identical to those measured in October when Trump picked up 38% support to Clinton’s 36%. Seventy-five percent (75%) of Democrats back Clinton, up five points...
  • We Ran Hillary Clinton’s Symptoms Through WebMD And The Diagnosis Isn’t Pretty

    12/22/2015 10:43:12 AM PST · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 22 Dec 2015 | Steve Guest
    Hillary Clinton’s health has become the focus of many people’s concerns, so, with the help of WebMD, The Daily Caller offers up the following diagnosis. (RELATED: Limbaugh On Clinton’s LONG Bathroom Break: ‘Where Are Her Medical Records?’ [VIDEO]) According to a WebMD diagnosis, the 68-year-old Clinton should really check to see if she has a urinary tract infection. The symptoms, as observed by TheDC and entered into WebMD include fatigue, mood swings, swelling, weight gain, impaired judgment, confusion, slurring words, frequent urination, and bald spots. These symptoms characterize such possible conditions as — in order of likelihood — urinary tract...
  • Furor over Arabic assignment leads Virginia school district to close Friday

    12/18/2015 4:05:23 PM PST · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 18 Dec 2015 | Moriah Balingit and Emma Brown
    A teacher at Riverheads High in Staunton, Va., had students practice calligraphy by copying the Muslim statement of faith. The assignment caused so much controversy that school officials decided to shut down all public schools in Augusta County on Friday. (Reuters) A Virginia county closed all of its schools Friday because of intense backlash over a class assignment about Islam, with some parents alleging that their children were being subjected to Muslim indoctrination and educators emphasizing the importance of exposing U.S. students to the world’s fastest-growing religion. A high school geography teacher in rural Augusta County asked students to try...
  • NY Times Stealth-Edits Article to Remove Embarrassing Obama Admission

    12/18/2015 6:49:03 AM PST · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 18 Dec 2015 | Alex Griswold |
    If you read The New York Times‘ story on President Barack Obama‘s private meeting with news columnists Friday morning, you may have caught one quote that made the President look particularly bad: In his meeting with the columnists, Mr. Obama indicated that he did not see enough cable television to fully appreciate the anxiety after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, and made clear that he plans to step up his public arguments. The President of the United States failed to understand that Americans were anxious after two major terrorist attacks in Western cities because he doesn’t watch TV?...
  • Republican chairman sees presidential nominee by mid-April

    12/16/2015 7:45:45 AM PST · by mandaladon · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 Dec 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said on Wednesday he expected the party to settle on a nominee for the 2016 presidential election by mid-April, playing down the possibility of a fight at its nominating convention next summer. Priebus, in media interviews the morning after the latest Republican candidates' debate in Las Vegas, said he could not rule out the possibility that the party could face a brokered convention in July but that is was unlikely. "I think most likely we'll have a presumptive nominee by mid-April," the party's top official told CBS' "This Morning" program. Asked...
  • Trump's doctor declares GOP candidate is in excellent health

    12/14/2015 4:01:09 PM PST · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Dec 2015 | JILL COLVIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump released a glowing letter from his physician Monday declaring that the Republican presidential candidate will be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency" if he wins in 2016. The letter from Dr. Jacob Bornstein of Lenox Hill Hospital, identified as Trump's personal physician since 1980, was released after Trump promised to disclose his medical records amid questions about the billionaire businessman's health. Trump, 69, has acknowledged eating a less-than-healthy diet — heavy on McDonald's — and said his primary form of exercise consists of speaking at campaign events. "I love steak and hamburger and...
  • Trump hits a new high in national poll

    12/14/2015 3:46:55 PM PST · by mandaladon · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 14 Dec 2015 | Nick Gass
    The billionaire businessman surges to 41 percent after releasing proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. Donald Trump just got a little more vault in his ceiling. Nationwide, the polling-obsessed Manhattan multi-billionaire and leading Republican presidential candidate broke into the 40s on Monday. According to the results of the latest Monmouth University poll surveying voters identifying as Republican or independents leaning toward the GOP, Trump earned 41 percent, nearly tripling the support of his closest rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who took 14 percent. The poll underscores Trump's success at keeping voters fixated on his unprecedented presidential campaign....
  • AP-GfK Poll: Decisiveness key for Trump among GOP voters

    12/12/2015 7:37:38 AM PST · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12 Dec 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES and EMILY SWANSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans don't have much affection for Donald Trump. Even Republicans tend to think he's not so likable. But he's running for president, not for Mr. Congeniality. Trump is overwhelmingly viewed by Republican voters as decisive and competent. And that's what mattered most to Republicans surveyed in a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans had an unfavorable view of the Republican presidential front-runner. That's the worst rating of any candidate in either party, a reminder that decisiveness alone might not be enough for Trump to prevail in the 2016 election if he becomes the...
  • Obama's executive actions could open a door for successors

    12/11/2015 8:23:50 AM PST · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11 Dec 2015 | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — While the White House has condemned Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslim immigrants as "disqualifying" and "toxic," President Barack Obama may have only himself to blame if a President Trump ever succeeds in putting his plan, or some version of it, into action. In his efforts to work around Congress, Obama has made the aggressive use of executive power, particularly on immigration, an increasingly effective and politically accepted presidential tool. While legal scholars are divided on whether Obama has accelerated or merely continued a drift of power toward the executive branch, there's little debate that...
  • HuffPo Removes Trump Coverage From Entertainment Section: ‘We Are No Longer Entertained’

    12/08/2015 7:10:26 AM PST · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8 Dec 2015 | Ken Meyer |
    Ever since the early stages of his controversial campaign, the Huffington Post has denounced Donald Trump’s politics as a “sideshow” and banished its coverage of him to their entertainment section. In a Monday night post, however, Arianna Huffington announced that Trump would be moved to the politics section as his continuing lead shows he is a legitimate contender for the presidency. Following his announcement that he would ban all Muslims from entering the U.S., Huffington wrote that Trump’s campaign is no longer entertaining, but has “morphed into something else: an ugly and dangerous force in American politics.” Though she confirmed...
  • Obama Speaking in Paris: Mass Shootings ‘Don’t Happen in Other Countries’

    12/01/2015 7:50:03 AM PST · by mandaladon · 130 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1 Dec 2015 | Alex Griswold
    While giving a press conference in Paris, President Barack Obama told reporters that the mass shootings that plague the United States just never happen in other countries. “With respect to Planned Parenthood, obviously, my heart goes out to the families of those impacted,” Obama said in response to a reporter’s question. “I mean, I say this every time we’ve got one of these mass shootings; this just doesn’t happen in other countries.” For those living under a rock, the city of Paris itself was just hit with a series of simultaneous terrorist attacks. The majority of 130 deaths were in...