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  • 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. Trump’s deportation plan would be administered when Univision’s 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 Trump’s 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. He’s 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 isn’t 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 Constitution’s 14th Amendment, and whether its Citizenship Clause extends to the children of undocumented immigrants. The 14th Amendment’s 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 Court’s 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 Trump’s 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 don’t agree with everything Donald Trump says, but he’s making other Republicans go off their talking points, he’s appealing to real people,” King told CNN’s 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 hasn’t really criticized Trump and has even expressed his certainty that Trump won’t 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 pińatas 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. Trump’s 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. “I’m 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 Trump’s 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, we’re getting one answer to that question from Scott Walker, who seems to have decided that Trump’s 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 Cruz’s 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 say—while I feel there are some terrific candidates—Trump 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. It’s 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 Trump’s 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 night’s 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 night’s Republican presidential debate. “Listen, he’s going to be treated like everybody else,” Baier said. “We’re 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 won’t be a pleasant sound.” “Are we thinking about different scenarios? Sure. Our job is to make sure everybody plays by...
  • Donald Trump: ‘I’m 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 shouldn’t expect to see fireworks from his side of the stage. “I’m not a debater,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “These politicians — I always say, they’re all talk, no action. They debate all the time. They go out and they debate every night. I don’t debate.” “Maybe my whole life is a debate, in a way,” Trump continued. “But the fact is I’m 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, Iowa—Donald 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: Trump’s 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.) isn’t 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. Trump’s 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 Don’t 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 country’s 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 Cruz’s 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 Trump’s 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...
  • ‘Enough!’ Hillary Rips ‘Appalling’ Trump in Speech to Hispanic Group

    07/13/2015 4:54:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 90 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 13 Jul 2015 | Josh Feldman
    As she addressed the National Council of La Raza––the largest Hispanic advocacy organization in the country––today, Hillary Clinton called out Donald Trump for his “appalling” comments on illegal immigrants. Clinton previously connected Trump’s immigration views to his GOP rivals’ and today, she told her audience that Trump is demonizing “people who love this country, work hard, and want nothing more than a chance to build a better life for themselves and their children.” She expressed outrage that Trump “doubled down” instead of apologizing and said, “Basta! Enough!” And her campaign really wanted to hammer all of this home today:
  • Clinton’s stumbles fray Democratic nerves

    07/10/2015 5:12:41 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 10 Jul 2015 | Megan Murphy
    Tactical blunders. A strained relationship with the media. An insurgent rival drawing enormous crowds. For Hillary Clinton, the past few weeks of her 2016 presidential campaign have brought back uncomfortable memories of her failed bid in 2008. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. Three months in to what should be one of the best funded, best organised campaigns in history, Mrs Clinton has been unable to draw a line under a series of controversies, or to generate the kind of grassroots enthusiasm that...
  • More Than 347,000 Convicted Criminal Immigrants At Large In U.S.

    07/07/2015 4:44:50 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul 2015 | Caroline May
    Hundreds of thousands of convicted criminal immigrants remain at large in the U.S. and a number have gone on to commit additional crimes. According to a March 2, 2015 “ICE Weekly Departures and Detention Report” obtained by Center for Immigration Studies expert Jessica Vaughan and shared with Breitbart News, there were 168,680 convicted criminal immigrants who had final orders of removal but who remained at large in the U.S. Another 179,018 convicted criminal immigrants with deportation cases pending also remained at large. While the vast majority were not in custody some were detained — namely 6,220 criminal immigrants facing final...
  • GOP Rep. Slated To Introduce Legislation Targeting Sanctuary Cities

    07/07/2015 4:38:47 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul 2015 | Caroline May
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) will again introduce legislation targeting sanctuary cities, Breitbart News has learned. Hunter’s bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to restrict funding to any state or locality that has in place a law, policy or procedure in contravention of federal immigration law, preventing “state or local law enforcement officials from gathering information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.” The legislation would make those cities with sanctuary policies or laws in place ineligible for State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) funding. SCAAP reimburses states and localities for the cost of...
  • Bernie-mania running wild as Hillary Clinton sputters

    07/07/2015 9:06:55 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7 Jul 2015 | Chris Cassidy, Matt Stout
    PORTLAND, Maine — Bernie-mania swept through here last night, as more than 7,500 screaming, sign-waving supporters packed a downtown arena many lining up hours early — for surging Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. The outpouring came as a Bay State Democratic congressman warned one-time sure-shot Hillary Clinton has an “excitement problem” in the Democratic race for the White House. “In case you didn’t notice, this is a big turnout,” Sanders told the cheering crowd at Cross Insurance Arena. “From Maine to California — we have friends from Alaska and Hawaii as well — the American people understand that establishment politics...
  • Secret White House Gay Wedding Revealed

    07/05/2015 10:54:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jul 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Before the White House was bathed in rainbow light to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, a secret gay wedding was conducted in the building by former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett. Lovett, who worked for Obama during his first term, reveals that he used his White House privileges to sneak in a pair of gay men under the guise of giving them a tour, then performed a wedding ceremony in the Rose Garden without the knowledge of the president. “We were very nervous. They were nervous because they were getting married. I was nervous because I...
  • S.E. Cupp: Clinton’s ‘Humiliating’ Rope Line Was Media’s Fault

    07/05/2015 8:44:16 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5 Jul 2015 | Evan McMurry
    A CNN panel roundly criticized the Hillary Clinton campaign for keeping press members behind a moving rope line during Clinton’s Independence Day march Saturday, which created some unfortunate visuals for both the campaign and the journalists who complied with its request. On that note, commentarian S.E. Cupp said the political press needed to grow some backbone. “This is humiliating for reporters who have to abide by Hillary Clinton’s rules of journalism,” she said on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning. “And it’s not just this. It’s the entire campaign. She has kept them at a distance, she barely answers...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton fight new demand for email server

    07/03/2015 11:23:30 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 Jul 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Lawyers for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have moved to block a conservative lawyer's effort to pry into emails stored on the Clintons' private server. In a motion filed Thursday evening in federal court in West Palm Beach, Fla., the Clintons' attorneys ask that conservative gadfly Larry Klayman be temporarily barred from demanding information in connection with a racketeering lawsuit he filed in March against the couple and the Clinton Foundation. The suit alleges that the Clintons used the private email server to frustrate Freedom of Information Act requests Klayman filed for records about...
  • In 2016 operation, Dr. Carson is outpacing many U.S. presidential rivals

    06/29/2015 8:08:48 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon with no experience in the cutthroat world of Washington politics, is riding a surprising wave of support among conservatives that has placed him near the top of contenders for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. The soft-spoken 63-year-old Carson, an African-American who only officially became a Republican last year, has found an opening in the wide-open race in which 13 candidates are running for the White House. His resume of having performed 15,000 surgical operations is the most unusual of anyone in the field. In polls, Carson outperforms most of his fellow...
  • This 21-Year-Old Conservative Is Challenging The Left On Its Home Turf

    06/28/2015 8:18:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 28 Jun 2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Charlie Kirk is a 21-year-old energetic entrepreneur from Lemont, Illinois, who is committed to piercing the left’s stranglehold of the minds of American youth. Three years ago, he launched Turning Point USA to be a new “clipboard and tennis shoes” grassroots organizing force on college campuses. Today, he is the Executive Director and has 40 staffers, 220 chapters, membership across the nation and affiliates that take their influence to over 1000 campuses. On campuses, he runs into, the Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood and, most recently, a flood of Hillary for America paid field agents, but he knows and feels...
  • Authorities Brace for Potential Fourth of July Terror Attacks

    06/28/2015 8:00:27 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 28 Jun 2015
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says his department is encouraging law enforcement "to be vigilant and prepared" ahead of the July 4th holiday in the U.S. following attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait. Johnson says people should attend Independence Day events as planned but "remain vigilant" and report any suspicious activity. He says U.S. authorities will adjust security measures, including those unseen by the public, as necessary. On Sunday, House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul said Americans should heed the government's warning. "It is concerning," McCaul told "Fox News Sunday." There is a great deal of chatter, a high volume,"...
  • Univision President Compares Donald Trump to Charleston Shooter

    06/25/2015 2:42:43 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 25 Jun 2015
    In the midst of a heated dispute between *sigh* presidential candidate Donald Trump and Univision, the Spanish-language network’s president of programming and content seemingly compared Trump to Charleston shooter Dylann Storm Roof. ADVERTISEMENT Alberto Ciurana posted a split image of Roof and Trump on his Instagram with the caption “No comments [sic],” adding in Spanish “no comment.” He deleted the image after a backlash, but the Washington Free Beacon managed to grab a screenshot of the posting. The Free Beacon reports that some of Ciurana’s followers told him the posting was inappropriate in the comments. Patty Rodriguez, senior producer of...
  • Exclusive–Donald Trump: Univision Targeting Me on Behalf of Mexican Gov’t, Trying to ‘Silence’ Me

    06/25/2015 11:33:27 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 142 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jun 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Republican presidential candidate and real estate magnate Donald Trump tells Breitbart News exclusively that he has no plans whatsoever to back down in the face of Univision—on behalf of the Mexican government—targeting him after he’s exposed trade deals and immigration problems that benefit Mexico and harm the United States. “The Mexican government is putting tremendous pressure on Univision and there are plenty of others—lobbyists and special interests—putting tremendous pressure on Univision to break their fully signed and fully effective contract with the Miss Universe Organization because I’ve exposed the tremendously bad trade deals that the United States is so incompetently...
  • New Black Panther Party Charleston Rally: ‘This is War’

    06/25/2015 7:16:06 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jun 2015 | y Lee Stranahan
    At a speech during a rally Tuesday night a block from the scene of the Charleston massacre of nine black churchgoers, New Black Panther ally Shaka Shakur treated the criminal attack as war, calling for “freestanding militias” to surround churches and claiming that alleged shooter Dylann Roof was a “solider” who “carried out his mission” after being trained and sent by others. Shakur was introduced by New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz, who started by contrasting his group with the forgiving, Christian attitude of many Charleston residents by saying that the Black Panther affiliated speakers are the “No...
  • Watchdog: IRS erased backups after loss of tea party emails

    06/24/2015 5:18:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal had been lost, according to government investigators. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence. As many as 24,000 emails were lost because 422 backup tapes were erased, according to J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The revelation is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal. George...
  • US says truck hijacked in Mexico, visas stolen

    06/24/2015 8:38:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 24 Jun 2015
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says a truck carrying visas was hijacked in northern Mexico and the visas stolen. The embassy says in a statement Wednesday that the theft occurred on June 7 "in northern Mexico," without specifying where. The truck was making a trip from the United States to U.S. Consulates in the cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara. Some approved border crossing cards also were stolen. An electronic alert has been issued so that the stolen cards cannot be used to cross the border.
  • Guess the Political Party: AP Photo Lines Pistol Up with Senator, 2016 Candidate Ted Cruz’s Brain

    06/21/2015 4:27:52 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2015
    Of course, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 93% is a Republican. That puts him in proximity with guns and gun posters, as seen in this picture from Associated Press photog Charlie Neibergall, more often than Democrats. Still, imagine a similar situation–a U.S. Senator campaigning for President–and instead of a pro-2nd Amendment event, it’s a pro-gun control event. Imagine this Senator is standing in front of a giant poster of a pistol–one meant to demonize the weapon rather than promote it. Imagine that this same AP photographer, instead of shifting a foot to the left or the right, framed a picture with...
  • Days After Relaunch, Hillary Campaign’s Press Relations Already Hits New Low

    06/15/2015 5:32:20 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 15 Jun 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Just two days into Hillary Clinton‘s re-relaunched presidential run, the campaign has already dealt a self-inflicted wound to its precarious relationship with the press. Rather than send fifty reporters from fifty news outlets to a given event, press organizations typically set up “pools” of reporters who take turns attending events and filing pool reports of what happened. But on Monday, the designated print pool reporter, The Daily Mail’s David Martosko, was denied access to all pooled campaign events. ADVERTISING The campaign’s denial comes after weeks of negative, tabloidish coverage from the conservative UK-based outlet. Most recently, Martosko critiqued many of...
  • Clinton Campaign Won’t Commit to Releasing Hillary Medical Records

    06/15/2015 11:04:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jun 2015
    On Sunday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager would not commit to releasing her health records during the 2016 campaign. Face the Nation host John Dickerson pointed out that “Hillary Clinton had a big health scare when she was secretary of state” and asked campaign manager Robby Mook, “will she release her medial records as part of this campaign?” “I will let Hillary decide that,” Mook answered. “But I can tell you she has been hitting the campaign trail hard.” In 2012, Clinton had to delay her Benghazi testimony to Congress after she fell and suffered a concussion. She later was treated...
  • Islamic State expands its 'state'

    05/22/2015 8:01:10 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 22 May 2015 | Samia Nakhoul
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Almost a year after Islamic State's shock capture of Mosul, Iraq's second city, the black flags of the jihadis have been raised over Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province to the west of Baghdad, seat of IraqÂ’s increasingly theoretical central government. Nobody talks of Mosul or recapturing it from Islamic State. It is a forgotten city. Now it is all about the fall of Ramadi, the neighbouring ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in central Syria and beyond - the Libyan city of Sirte, hometown of former leader Muammar Gaddafi. To the eyes of many in the region,...