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  • CNN, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS Reportedly Band Together to Push Back Against Trump

    11/24/2015 7:24:38 AM PST · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Elizabeth Preza
    nemy: Donald Trump. The networks want Trump to ease restrictions placed on reporterscovering his events, the Washington Post reports. Over the past few weeks, stories have surfaced that indicate a particularly volatile relationship between Trump and the media. At a rally last Tuesday, a Trump aide threatened to revoke Noah Gray‘s media credentials after the CNN reporter briefly left the designated press area to cover a #BlackLivesMatter protester. The aide told Noah to “get back in the pen” or risk being “f*cking blacklisted.” At a rally Friday, Trump barred members of the press from covering the event, including reporters from...
  • California Middle School Makes Kids Sing About Spreading Islam

    11/20/2015 9:18:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 20 Nov 2015 | Alex Griswold |
    A social studies teacher at Spring View Middle School gave students an ode to Islam to sing, set to the tune of Rachel Platten‘s “Fight Song.” But instead, the chorus goes: This is their fight song Spread Islam now song Prove that they’re right song Other parts of the song declares that they “don’t really care if no Jews or [Christians] believe,” and “Islam… Allah’s on the way.” Parents were upset, to say the least. “I believe that by singing this song, the children feel comfortable believing that maybe Allah is the only god, and maybe that they should start...
  • Clinton wobbled on foreign policy in debate

    11/15/2015 6:58:34 AM PST · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | Olivier Knox
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Clinton came to Saturday’s debate eager to showcase her confident command of foreign policy and to deliver a former secretary of state’s master class on world affairs — a day after the massacres in Paris reminded voters that the race to be president is also a contest to be commander in chief. Instead, she essentially ducked tough questions about the lack of a postwar plan for Libya and whether the administration underestimated the so-called Islamic State. She embraced President Obama’s strategy for battling that terrorist army, putting her at odds with an American public that...
  • Syrian passport at Paris attack scene belonged to asylum seeker: Greek minister

    11/14/2015 10:39:52 AM PST · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Nov 2015
    Athens (AFP) - A Syrian passport found by police at the scene of the mass shooting in a Paris concert hall belonged to an asylum seeker who registered on a Greek island in October, a Greek minister said Saturday. "We confirm that the Syrian passport holder came through the Greek island of Leros on October 3 where he was registered under EU rules," said a statement issued by Nikos Toskas, the minister for citizen protection. French police said the document was found "near the body of one of the attackers" in the investigation into the main attack of Friday's carnage,...
  • France must 'annihilate' Islamist radicals, far-right leader Le Pen says

    11/14/2015 8:29:25 AM PST · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Nov 2015
    PARIS (Reuters) - France must "annihilate" Islamist radicals and regain control of its borders, the far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen said on Saturday after deadly attacks in the French capital. "Urgent action is needed," Le Pen told reporters the day after 127 people were killed in assaults on cafes, a concert hall and a soccer stadium. "Islamist fundamentalism must be annihilated, France must ban Islamist organizations, close radical mosques and expel foreigners who preach hatred in our country as well as illegal migrants who have nothing to do here," she said. Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday...
  • Protesters Target Trump’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Show

    11/07/2015 9:02:55 AM PST · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7 Nov 2015
    Activists plan to protest Donald Trump’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend and are calling cast members of the NBC show to condemn his hardline stance against illegal immigration and past statements made against Mexicans. In a call with reporters Friday, activists accused the Republican presidential candidate of using racist language and said that NBC had no business giving him the free airtime. In his speech announcing his candidacy back in June, Mr. Trump said that Mexico sends immigrants to the U.S. who are “bringing drugs” and are “rapists.” “He doesn’t deserve an additional 90-minute campaign ad,” said Justin...
  • Live from New York, Donald Trump will soon be hosting 'SNL'

    11/07/2015 7:13:25 AM PST · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7 Nov 2015 | FRAZIER MOORE
    NEW YORK (AP) — Amid high anticipation and sharp criticism, Donald Trump is set to step onstage in Studio 8H tonight to host "Saturday Night Live." Despite a 40-year history of lampooning politicians while inviting some to mock themselves as on-air guests, booking a presidential candidate to host the NBC sketch-comedy show is almost unprecedented. Previously, only eight politicians served as guest hosts. Only one of those — the Rev. Al Sharpton, in 2003 — was actively involved in a presidential bid at the time. (Hillary Clinton appeared in last month's season premiere, but not as the host.) This won't...
  • GMA anchor Lara Spencer posts photo hugging Donald Trump

    11/03/2015 3:51:13 PM PST · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | FRAZIER MOORE
    NEW YORK (AP) — An Instagram photo of ABC News' "Good Morning America" co-anchor Lara Spencer hugging presidential hopeful Donald Trump is drawing a mix of responses on social media and in real life. In the photo posted Tuesday, Spencer has one arm around Trump's shoulder and the other across his midsection. Trump's hand is on her waist. They are both smiling. Spencer's message that initially accompanied the photo: "Can't beat having the REAL DonaldJTrump on," with a smiley face. Aly Colon, Knight Professor of Media Ethics at Washington and Lee University, said the photo and its display online "gives...
  • Jeb Bush campaign in reboot mode as salaries, staff cut

    10/23/2015 6:25:34 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Reuters via One American News Network.com ^ | October 23, 2015 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Republican Jeb Bushs struggling presidential campaign is cutting salaries across the board and reducing staff in a money-saving effort intended to concentrate resources on early voting states, an internal memo said on Friday. The memo, seen by Reuters, said payroll costs were being slashed by 40 percent and staff at the campaigns Miami headquarters drastically cut back with some workers offered positions at reduced pay in states that vote early in the nominating process, such as New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada. The move follows a dramatic fall in Republican voters support for Bushs attempt to...
  • Six cash-strapped Republican White House hopefuls face tipping point

    10/17/2015 8:10:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 17 Oct 2015 | Michelle Conlin and Grant Smith
    <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Half a dozen Republican presidential candidates are edging toward financial crisis, raising the specter that some may be forced to drop out of the sprawling field of contenders.</p>
  • As Surrogate Season Begins, Trump Poised For His Biggest Win Yet

    10/16/2015 8:14:42 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | J.D. Durkin
    It if feels like most of 2015 has been spent spinning the name Trump around, youre exactly right. In fact since July 10 when the very first polling data came out revealing Donald Trump as top dog, he has never relinquished the lead. Not once. The idea of a political surrogate puts emphasis on a family member of a candidate to step into the public eye as a means of swaying additional voters. The practice is hardly a new one; Eleanor Roosevelt was vital to accruing the womens vote for her husband in a very public way. Undoubtedly, weve already...
  • Politico: Illegal Aliens Could Elect Hillary as President in 2016

    10/03/2015 8:21:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell
    <p>Illegal immigrantsalong with other noncitizens without the right to votemay pick the 2016 presidential winner. Thanks to the unique math undergirding the Electoral College, the mere presence of 11-12 million illegal immigrants and other noncitizens here legally may enable them to swing the election from Republicans to Democrats.</p>
  • Trump backs Russia, Iran efforts to fight Islamic State

    09/29/2015 8:48:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 96 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Sep 2015
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday said he supported Russian efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East, including Syria.</p>
  • US judge says deported mentally disabled immigrants may return

    09/26/2015 5:07:46 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Sep 2015 | Michelle Toh
    <p>After more than five years, a civil rights groups battle to ensure mentally disabled immigrants the right to legal representation is over.</p>
  • Trump Laps the Field': Up Big in Two Polls EXCLUSIVE Trump: This Movement is Only Growing

    09/20/2015 8:08:41 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2015
    Two of the first, post-September 16 CNN debate polls have been released and they show Donald Trump with a commanding lead. Chuck Todd said on NBCs Meet the Press, Trump laps the field at 29%, more than double of Ben Carson, and here comes Carly Fiorina moving into third place into double digits at 11% followed by Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 96% , and Marco Rubio. In a statement to Breitbart News, Trump declared that these polls prove he was the clear winner of the CNN debate this week. According to the latest NBC News poll, I continue...
  • Defcon 1: Bill Kristol Threatens Third Party Support If Trump Wins Nom

    09/15/2015 10:58:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Sep 2015 | John Nolte
    If frontrunner Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, one of the biggest names in the Republican Establishment, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, says he doubts he would support the Democrat in a general election but would support getting someone good on the ballot as a third party candidate. I doubt Id support Donald. I doubt Id support the Democrat, Kristol told CNNMoney via email. I think Id support getting someone good on the ballot as a third party candidate. The old GOP Establishment hotness was demanding Trump pledge in writing to support the Republican nominee, even if it isnt Trump....
  • AP: Trump has Tonight Show Audience Eating Out of His Hand

    09/12/2015 11:47:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Sep 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) Donald Trump clarified, sort of, a long-standing question about his personality during an appearance on Fridays Tonight Show. Host Jimmy Fallon asked him, playfully, if the billionaire developer and GOP presidential front-runner has ever apologized for anything. I fully think apologizing is a great thing, the famously self-assured Trump replied before winning the studio audiences applause by adding: But you have to be WRONG. I will absolutely apologize sometime in the hopefully distant future if Im ever wrong. Thats how it went, with both Fallon and the audience eating out of his hand. In what...
  • Talk in G.O.P. Turns to a Stop Donald Trump Campaign

    09/04/2015 5:14:25 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 80 replies
    Neew York Times ^ | 4 Sep 2015 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    Quiet conversations have begun in recent weeks among some of the Republican Partys biggest donors and normally competing factions, all aimed at a single question: How can we stop Donald Trump? Republican strategists and donors have assembled focus groups to test negative messages about Mr. Trump. They have amassed dossiers on his previous support for universal health care and higher taxes. They have even discussed the creation of a super PAC to convince conservatives that Mr. Trump is not one of them. But the mammoth big-money network assembled by Republicans in recent years is torn about how best to defuse...
  • Jorge Ramos Illustrates Why Trumps Border Wall Is Utterly Pointless

    09/03/2015 4:53:08 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3 Sep 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    During his press conference in New York on Thursday, Donald Trump reiterated his dedication to building a massive wall along the entire southern border of the United States with Mexico. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos thinks this idea is not merely absurd but also a complete waste of time and money. As you can imagine, for the last few days, Ive been thinking a lot about Donald Trump and his plan to deport more than 11 million undocumented immigrants from the United States, Ramos said in a segment for his Fusion show America, following his confrontation with the GOP frontrunner a...
  • Trump hits 30 percent in new poll

    09/03/2015 10:59:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3 Sep 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Donald Trump has reached a new high in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. According to a Monmouth University survey released on Thursday, Trump takes 30 percent support nationally, a four-point gain over the same survey from before the first GOP debate. Ben Carson is a distant second place in the poll, taking 18 percent support. The retired neurosurgeon has risen sharply in the polls over the past month. He was at only 5 percent support in the same poll from early August. The rest of the Republican field isnt even in the same ballpark. Former Florida Gov. Jeb...
  • Jorge Ramos Uses Wall but Wants Open Borders for the Rest of Us

    09/02/2015 8:56:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Patrick Courrielche
    America got a first-hand look at how Mr. Trumps deportation plan would be administered when Univisions Jorge Ramos unwittingly volunteered to demonstrate the process at an Iowa press conference. After refusing to wait his turn in line to ask questions of the Republican presidential candidate, Mr. Trump deported Mr. Ramos from the press conference, then proceeded to bring him back in after he agreed to wait his turn making Trumps comprehensive immigration reform plan look quite feasible. For those unfamiliar with Jorge Ramos, he is the debonair host of the Hispanic news show Noticiero Univision. Hes an anchor baby...
  • What do other countries constitutions say about birthright citizenship?

    08/26/2015 8:29:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Scott Bomboy
    Birthright citizenship isnt just an American political and legal issue. Here is a quick look at how other nations deal with the question of citizenship for people born within their borders to non-citizen parents. In the United States, the current debate is over the Constitutions 14th Amendment, and whether its Citizenship Clause extends to the children of undocumented immigrants. The 14th Amendments Citizenship Clause reads, All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. Since the Supreme Courts 1898 decision in...
  • Trump vs. Jorge Ramos on Birthright Citizenship, Wall:

    08/25/2015 4:43:04 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 25 Aug 2015
    Trump vs. Jorge Ramos on Birthright Citizenship, Wall: "Building A Building That's 95 Stories Tall" More Difficult full title Univision anchor Jorge Ramos took on Donald Trump at a press conference held by the Republican presidential candidate in Dubuque, Iowa on Tuesday evening. The two went head to head for five minutes over birthright citizenship, how Trump would build a wall, how he would deport illegal immigrants and more. Trump fought back against Ramos and attempted to get him to acknowledge crime committed by illegal immigrants. Earlier, Ramos was ejected from the presser for stepping out of turn. Ramos asked...
  • Rep. Peter King Praises Trump: He Talks Like a Real Person

    08/24/2015 4:39:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 24 Aug 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Donald Trump got what sounded like something close to an endorsement from one prominent member of Congress on Monday: fellow New York Republican Peter King. Responding to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus assertion that Trumps presence in the 2016 presidential race has been a net positive for the party, Rep. King said he agreed that Trump is moving Republicans in the right direction. ADVERTISEMENT I dont agree with everything Donald Trump says, but hes making other Republicans go off their talking points, hes appealing to real people, King told CNNs Wolf Blitzer Monday afternoon. As a New Yorker, he noted that...
  • Reince Priebus: Trump a Net Positive for Republican Party

    08/24/2015 4:31:51 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Aug 2015 | Josh Feldman
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus appeared on Wisconsin television last weekend saying he believes Donald Trump to be a net positive for the Republican party. Priebus relationship with Trump has been an interesting one so far, starting with the call between the two men in which Priebus reportedly asked Trump to soften his tone. Publicly, though, Priebus hasnt really criticized Trump and has even expressed his certainty that Trump wont run as a third-party candidate. ADVERTISEMENT Priebus told Mike Gousha this past weekend that Trump is a positive for our party because of the eyeballs he draws to the whole field....
  • GOP Consultant Lays Out New Genius Plan to Take Down Trump: How Brutus Killed Caesar,

    08/23/2015 8:41:39 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP Consultant Lays Out New Genius Plan to Take Down Trump: How Brutus Killed Caesar, Get Close Then Shiv Him in the Ribs (Full title) The geniuses in the Washington, D.C.- centered GOP establishment have a new plan to take down 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump: Infiltrate his inner circle posing as an ally, then use their fabricated support of him to secretly plot to take him down. But now they all admit: They were wrong, Trump is real, and he has a serious shot at winning this thing. Just like Humphrey Bogart said in Casablanca, I was misinformed, Alex...
  • France train attack: Americans hailed as heroes, gunman 'had ties to Isil'

    08/22/2015 5:11:57 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Aug 2015 | Isabelle Fraser,
    Attacker armed with Kalashnikov shouted "give me back my gun" as he was foiled by three Americans, including two off-duty servicemen - follow live updates
  • Trump widens lead over U.S. Republican presidential field: Reuters poll

    08/21/2015 4:34:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 Aug 2015 | Emily Stephenson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump is pulling away from the pack in the race for the party's U.S. presidential nomination, widening his lead over his closest rivals in the past week, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday. Republican voters show no signs they are growing weary of the brash real estate mogul, who has dominated political headlines and the 17-strong Republican presidential field with his tough talk about immigration and insults directed at his political rivals. The candidates are vying to be nominated to represent their party in the November 2016 general election. Nearly 32 percent of Republicans surveyed...

    08/21/2015 7:53:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 185 replies
    DRUDGE ^ | 21 Aug 2015
  • Trump Hotel Goes Up in Rio, but His Views Barely Raise Eyebrows in Brazil

    08/20/2015 9:46:26 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 20 Aug 2015 | SIMON ROMERO
    RIO DE JANEIRO The Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa calls Donald J. Trump a racist imbecile. In Mexico, people are gleefully bashing Trump piatas after his caustic remarks about Latino immigrants in the United States. In Guatemala, a liquor company is putting up posters of Mr. Trump using a term that, when translated charitably, describes him as a jackass. Then there is Brazil, where Mr. Trumps new 171-room stamp on the Rio de Janeiro skyline has generated so little uproar that his business partner feels perfectly comfortable trumpeting his contentious stance on immigration. Im a Latin and I...
  • NBC Nabs Trump Interview, And MSNBC Plays It On Seemingly Infinite Loop

    08/18/2015 8:25:30 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 18 Aug 2015 | Gabriel Arana Gabriel Arana
    NBC nabbed what it claims was an exclusive interview with Donald Trump on Sunday (in reality, ABC also aired footage from a Martha Raddatz interview with the businessman the same day). Since then, sister network MSNBC has played the exchange with Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" so many times it makes you wonder whether the producers have lost their minds. The network promoted the interview on three of its morning shows Sunday. Since then, it has run the same clip of Donald Trump and Chuck Todd in the reality TV star's private plane a whopping 51 times. In total,...
  • Morning Plum: Donald Trumps GOP rivals struggle to understand his appeal

    08/18/2015 8:19:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 18 Aug 2015 | Greg Sargent
    The rise of Donald Trump has many of his GOP rivals asking: How can we steal away the source of his apparent appeal to GOP primary voters? Today, were getting one answer to that question from Scott Walker, who seems to have decided that Trumps surge is rooted partly in those voters frustration with the failure of GOP leaders to stop Obama. To appeal to those voters, Walker will take a page from Ted Cruzs manual of demagoguery and distortions, arguing in a speech today that Washington Republicans let the country down by failing to live up to their promise...
  • DAVI: Donald Trump is Awakening the American Dream

    08/17/2015 5:20:29 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Aug 2015 | Robert Davi
    On June 15, while Donald Trump was announcing his candidacy for President of the United States, I began to write. My article was published here on June 16, and I was way out front in how Donald Trump would resonate with the American people. Needless to say, I received tons of flak and ridicule. Also, the majority of pundits smirkingly dismissed it as an absurdity to think Trump would make a serious run. Well, my dear fellow Americans, it is now two months since he made his announcement and I must saywhile I feel there are some terrific candidatesTrump towers...
  • The Nuclear Option: Donald Trump, the Media King Midas, Turns Toxicity into Ratings Gold

    08/13/2015 8:42:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Aug 2015 | Charles Hurt
    Just be sure to spell his name right. Its T-R-U-M-P, as in Trump Plaza or Trump Casino or Trump National. Say whatever you want about The Donald, no one can deny that he is a marketing mastermind who has turned the button-down political world on its ear. He manages to take the worst publicity disasters imaginable and turn them into gold. And King Midas of the Media does it in the face of the most hostile journalistic pack ever assembled against a candidate offering himself for public office. Most candidates have a party apparatus that at least defends their right...
  • Trump Up, Bush and Walker Down in First Big Post-Debate Poll [23%]

    08/10/2015 11:45:11 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10 Aug 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    If you thought Donald Trumps boisterous debate performance and subsequent comments about Fox News Megyn Kelly might hurt his standing in the polls, you might be very wrong. In the first major poll to be released since Thursday nights debate, NBC News and Survey Monkey found Trump holding onto his first place position with 23% of the hypothetical vote. Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, who were each at 10% in the same survey a week earlier, both dropped three points to 7% each, tied for a disappointing fifth place. Ted Cruz saw the biggest post-debate bump, up seven points to...
  • 2 immigrants in US illegally are named to city commissions

    08/05/2015 7:51:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5 Aug 2015 | CHRISTINE ARMARIO
    LOS ANGELES (AP) When Karina Macias was elected mayor of Huntington Park, a small city in Los Angeles County, she noticed that many of its commissions were no longer active. The reason: Lack of interest. So the Huntington Park City Council put out a call for new applicants. This time, they told residents in the city with a majority Latino population that anyone could apply regardless of immigration status. On Monday, two immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally were appointed to serve on city commissions. "They bring a lot to the table," said Macias, who was elected...
  • Fox Debate Hosts Already Have a Secret Plan to Deal with Donald Trump

    08/05/2015 7:34:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 200 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5 Aug 2015 | Alex Griswold
    In an interview with Politico, Fox News hosts Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly, and Chris Wallace revealed they already have a plan if Donald Trump refuses to obey the rules of Thursday nights Republican presidential debate. Listen, hes going to be treated like everybody else, Baier said. Were going to treat every candidate the same. Everybody is going to know all the rules going in; there is going to be a sound at the end of their time it wont be a pleasant sound. Are we thinking about different scenarios? Sure. Our job is to make sure everybody plays by...
  • Donald Trump: Im not a debater

    08/02/2015 5:00:54 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2 Aug 2015 | Dylan Stableford Dylan Stableford
    Four days before the first debate of the 2016 presidential election cycle, Republican front-runner Donald Trump says viewers shouldnt expect to see fireworks from his side of the stage. Im not a debater, Trump said on ABCs This Week on Sunday. These politicians I always say, theyre all talk, no action. They debate all the time. They go out and they debate every night. I dont debate. Maybe my whole life is a debate, in a way, Trump continued. But the fact is Im not a debater and they are. But with that being said, I look forward to...
  • The Hill: Trump Builds Political Machine in Primary States

    08/02/2015 8:03:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Aug 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Donald Trump is assembling a team of political strategists and campaign staffers charged with sustaining his lead in the Republican presidential polls. While strategists say Trump still got a ways to go to catch up to his rivals for the White House, he is taking aggressive steps to build a political machine, particularly in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. With his popularity among Republican voters seemingly impervious to controversy even rival Jeb Bush has called his candidacy a phenomenon the billionaire businessman is in an enviable position heading into the first Republican debate on...
  • Trump leads Republican presidential race with 25 percent: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/29/2015 5:18:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Jul 2015 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush. The poll shows Bush, the former Florida governor, trailing at 12 percent. It is a huge jump for Trump, who announced his candidacy for the November 2016 election six weeks ago - and this despite the criticism political rivals leveled at him for remarks this month belittling the military service of Senator John McCain, the party's candidate in 2008....
  • Donald Trump: I Pay My Own Way, Unlike Bush, Walker or Clinton

    07/26/2015 8:24:02 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    WSJ ^ | 26 Jul 2015 | Heather Haddon
    OSKALOOSA, IowaDonald Trump said there was no cap in the amount of money he would be willing to put into his campaign for the Republican nomination for president if his message continues to resonate with voters. Speaking at a free-wheeling press conference following a rally in this city east of Des Moines, Mr. Trump also attacked Republican rivals Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and Democrat Hillary Clinton with accusations that they were beholden to wealthy donors. Mr. Trump, a real-estate developer and television personality, has almost entirely self-financed his campaign so far. Bush is controlled by those people. Walker is...
  • NBC/Marist Polls Show Donald Trump Running Strong in Iowa, NH

    07/26/2015 7:43:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    NBC ^ | 26 Jul 2015 | Mark Murray
    Donald Trump is running strong in the early nominating states of Iowa and New Hampshire, according to two new NBC News-Marist polls. Trump leads the Republican presidential field in New Hampshire, getting support from 21 percent of potential GOP primary voters. He's followed by Jeb Bush at 14 percent, Scott Walker at 12 percent and John Kasich at 7 percent. Chris Christie and Ben Carson are tied at 6 percent in the Granite State, and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are at 5 percent each. In Iowa, Walker and Trump are in the Top 2 - with Walker at 19...
  • Morning Plum: As Donald Trump prepares to hijack GOP debate, Republicans are already cringing

    07/22/2015 5:09:35 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 22 Jul 2015 | Greg Sargent
    It appears to be sinking in with top Republicans that the upcoming GOP debate, featuring star performer Donald Trump, could prove to be a full-blown disaster. Politico has this amusing report: Trumps presence at center stage his reward if he maintains his lead in the polls is likely to transform the first Republican debate into a major media event, bringing big ratings to Fox News, the debate sponsor. By the same token, however, it will likely turn the traditionally policy-focused event into a pageant of personality, which is a potential nightmare for other candidates. I think you have...
  • Clinton depositions blocked by judge

    07/22/2015 8:22:17 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 22 Jul 2015 | S.A. Miller
    A federal judge Tuesday blocked a scheduled deposition of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in a civil lawsuit that claims the Clinton Foundation operated as a criminal organization​.​ The conservative watchdog group​ Freedom ​Watch, which brought the lawsuit against the Clintons, had scheduled separate video-taped depositions for them next week. U.S. District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks granted a protective order requested by the Clintons’ lawyers that blocked the depositions until the court resolves their pending motion to dismiss the case and halt discovery. The judge’s order did not include the reasoning for...
  • 162 Talking Heads Have Weighed In On Trump vs. McCain

    07/21/2015 5:59:27 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 21 Jul 2015 | Michael Calderone,Sam Stein
    Ever since Donald Trump claimed Saturday that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) isnt a war hero -- or, maybe, is one only because he was captured in Vietnam -- cable networks have covered those remarks without pause. The national media are obsessed with Trump, who has ridden the feedback loop of press attention to the top of the Republican presidential primary polls. Trumps comments last month about Mexican immigrants being rapists drew extensive coverage as well. But the McCain swipe seemed to send TV bookers into a unique frenzy. Over four days, The Huffington Post found 162 people -- rival presidential...
  • U.S. 'disturbed' by Iranian leader's criticism after deal

    07/21/2015 7:44:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 Jul 2015 | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Nour
    DUBAI, (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it was very disturbed by anti-U.S. hostility voiced by Iran's top leader after a nuclear deal, as both countries' top diplomats sought to calm opposition to the accord from political hardliners at home. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme was "very troubling". "I don't know how to interpret it at this point in time, except to take it at face value, that...
  • Poll: Most Hispanic Voters Dont Think A Path To Citizenship Is Solution

    07/18/2015 8:22:42 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Jul 2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    More than 60 percent of registered Hispanic voters do not think a pathway to citizenship for illegals would benefit the country, and most do not see it as the best way to solve the countrys immigration problems, a new poll shows. Of the 62 percent who felt a pathway to citizenship for illegals would not benefit the country, 33 percent felt it would hurt the economy, 7 percent felt it would overly burden public schools and 10 percent felt it would create public safety issues, the McKeon & Associates Wednesday poll found. The economy is still the issue, Michael McKeon...
  • New York Times Finally Adds Ted Cruz Book to Bestsellers List

    07/16/2015 8:41:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 16 Jul 2015 | Alex Griswold
    After a lengthy battle with the Ted Cruz campaign over whether or not his book sales were boosted by bulk purchases, The New York Times will include his newest book on their bestsellers list. Times editor Kate Phillips took to Twitter to announce the inclusion and to snark, So much for our left-wing conspiracy. The Times had been lambasted in recent weeks for excluding Cruzs book A Time for Truth, even as outlets like Amazon and Barnes & Noble said they could find no evidence of bulk sales, and as other bestsellers lists that exclude bulk sales, like The Wall...
  • Obama Scolds Major Garrett For 'Nonsense' Question

    07/15/2015 11:45:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 15 Jul 2015 | Paige Lavender
    President Barack Obama publicly scolded CBS News' Major Garrett during a gathering of the press corps at the White House on Wednesday, chastising the reporter for asking if the president is "content" to celebrate the Iran nuclear deal while four American hostages remain in Iran. "That's nonsense. And you should know better," Obama replied. Obama answered questions about the Iran nuclear deal during the gathering, saying it's "our best means of assuring that Iran does not get a nuclear weapon."
  • Poll: Trump's popularity soars with Republicans

    07/15/2015 11:35:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 15 Jul 2015 | Mark Hensch
    More than half of GOP voters now view the outspoken billionaire in a good light, a Washington Post-ABC News survey released Wednesday found. Fifty seven percent of Republicans see Trump favorably, versus 40 percent who do not. The sampling also discovered that most voters still view the New York business mogul negatively. Approximately 61 percent view Trump negatively, pollsters found, compared with 33 percent who do not. Those results still show that Trumps stock is rising, the Post said on Wednesday. He initially earned a 16 percent favorable rating, the newspaper noted, with 71 percent viewing him unfavorably, upon launching...