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  • Jeb Honoring Hillary Clinton for Public Service

    09/01/2015 12:49:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Instagram ^ | Sept 1, 2015 | Donald J. Trump
    Jeb, "We recognize the commitment to someone who has devoted her life to public service..." https://instagram.com/p/7GXcgxGhbG/
  • In This Corner . . . It's Griffin Vs. Trump, And The Prize Is Resorts (Jurassic 1988 Article)

    09/01/2015 11:26:13 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Philly.com ^ | March 24, 1988 | Jennifer Lin
    Mr. Trump said he is not selling," said Jack Nusbaum, a lawyer for Trump. But Griffin is undeterred: On Tuesday, he raised the ante for Resorts to $295 million and said the six directors of Resorts - only half of whom are independent of Trump - could decide how to divvy up the money among investors. ... Financial experts say the latest offer from Griffin is so shrewdly constructed that the board's rejection of it is bound to draw legal fire. Trump's own offer to buy Resorts, as a result, could be seriously delayed in court. ... "This is bigger...
  • Chris Christie, Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll

    08/31/2015 10:13:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    msnbc ^ | 08/31/15 10:46 PM | Will Femia
    Public Policy Polling gave The Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at the results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. ...surprising is to find Beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support.
  • Rand Paul: Donald Trump setting GOP up for worst defeat since 1964

    08/31/2015 10:06:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, August 31, 2015 | Chris Villani
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (AP)— a Republican candidate for president — today warned his party risks its worst electoral beating since 1964 if frontrunner Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination. “It would probably be the worst defeat we’ve had since (Barry) Goldwater, I’d predict, if Trump where the nominee,” Paul said in a Boston Herald Radio “Morning Meeting” interview, referring to the 1964 race during which the Republican from Arizona carried only six states against Lyndon B. Johnson. A recent Quinnipiac national poll showed Trump lapping the field with 28 percent of those surveyed saying they support him. Paul, who...
  • Trump, Clinton Lead Primary Matchups. Bush Ties Carson for Runner Up(Trump 37%, Bush 9%, Carson 9%)

    08/31/2015 5:34:26 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 69 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | August 31, 2015 | Reid Wilson
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump has broadened his lead over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, a new poll shows, as more Republican voters begin to see the bombastic billionaire in a favorable light. The Morning Consult survey shows Trump leading among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents with 37 percent of the vote, compared with just nine percent for the second-place finishers, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) are tied for the next spot with six percent. Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) claims...
  • Shock Poll: 59% Back Trump On Deportation of Illegals

    08/31/2015 5:27:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 145 replies
    Investor's Businness Daily ^ | Aug 31, 2015, 6:58 pm ET | IBD Editorials
    Immigration: When Donald Trump proposed mandatory deportation of illegal aliens, pundits and politicians on both sides of the political aisle were appalled. But on this issue it looks like Trump has the public on his side. The fire from the right was almost as fierce as that from the left. "It's not conservative and it's not realistic and it does not embrace American values," said Jeb Bush. Sen. Lindsey Graham called it "absolute gibberish." Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer called the idea "crackpot" and "morally obscene." But the prize for overheated rhetoric goes to Hillary Clinton, who said Trump wants to...
  • Fox News Disputes Rand Paul’s Claim that Trump Got Special Treatment at Debate

    08/31/2015 4:39:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 43 replies
    Mediate ^ | 7:24 pm, August 31st, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Fox News came to Donald Trump’s defense, in a sense, on Monday after Rand Paul accused the network of giving the GOP frontrunner “twice as much airtime” as every other candidate at the first GOP debate earlier this month. “And then everybody wonders why he’s doing well in the polls,” Paul said in an interview with Boston Herald Radio today. “Maybe we shouldn’t predetermine to give somebody who really isn’t even a good Republican, or a good conservative — maybe we shouldn’t be predetermining to give them twice as much time as everybody else.” But in a statement to The...
  • Beyond Trolling: Trump Looks to Deliver Knockout Blow to Jeb’s Image

    08/31/2015 3:46:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug, 2015 | John Hayward
    Trump also isn’t kicking Bush while he’s down or “punching down” with these viral video stings. Would anyone have believed, just a few months ago, that Donald Trump would be accused of beating up on the wimpiest kid in class by going after Jeb Bush, once portrayed as the nigh-inevitable Establishment prince in waiting, his fundraising totals so incandescent that other candidacies would melt away before them? But here we are, watching Conventional Wisdom grapple with the idea that Trump seems to be picking on small fry with a viral video that, far from “ribbing” Bush, contrasts his infamous “illegal...
  • Jeb Bush's Thoughts on Illegal Immigrants

    08/31/2015 11:58:16 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Instagram ^ | August 31, 2015 | Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 3h3 hours ago This is no "act of love" as Jeb Bush said… https://instagram.com/p/7DdvbEmhWG/
  • Ben Carson Tied For Lead With Donald Trump in Iowa,Poll Finds

    08/31/2015 11:33:14 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 61 replies
    abc ^ | Aug 31st, 2015 11:57am | Ryan Stryuk
    A new poll released Monday shows Ben Carson tied with Donald Trump for the lead in Iowa with 23 percent support, marking the first time since mid-July ... The Monmouth University poll shows the surgeon’s support has unexpectedly increased by 15 points...Iowa frontrunner Scott Walker has dropped 15 points to fifth place now. Businesswoman Carly Fiorina holds third place in the new poll with 10 percent ... Ted Cruz is in fourth place in the poll with 9 percent support, while Jeb Bush has sunk to 6th place with 5 percent of the vote. ...
  • Matalin: Trump’s wrong, Jeb is ‘an Energizer bunny’

    08/30/2015 9:34:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 51 replies
    Hill ^ | August 30, 2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    Longtime Bush family adviser Mary Matalin says Donald Trump is wrong about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s energy level. “Donald Trump can say whatever he wants to say about Jeb. But saying that he’s low-energy is wrong because the guy is an Energizer bunny,” she said in a Sunday interview with radio host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970. Trump, leading the Republican presidential race, has repeatedly targeted the former Florida governor over the last few weeks, calling him “low-energy.” Matalin, wife of Clinton insider James Carville, suggested Trump could make it all the way to...
  • Hillary Squirms as Trump Calls Huma’s Husband Weiner a ‘Perv’ and ‘Sleazebag’

    08/30/2015 9:02:21 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | Jordan Schachte
    Hillary Furious After Trump Calls Weiner A 'Perv' Trump also suggested that Abedin, the daughter of Islamic supremacists — is a security risk. But Hillary’s defense consisted mostly of an effort to change the subject. “Donald Trump has spent the summer saying offensive things about women, but there is no place for patently false, personal attacks towards a staff member,” said Hillary’s press secretary Nick Merrill. Clinton’s statement also tried to stigmatize public debate about Abedin’s actions. Trump “should be ashamed of himself, and others in his own party should take a moment to stand up to him and draw...
  • GOP establishment plans Trump takedown

    08/30/2015 8:54:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 124 replies
    cnn ^ | Updated 2:41 PM ET, Sun August 30, 2015 | By John King, CNN Chief National Correspondent
    2. An anti-Trump ad deluge after Labor Day? It's no secret the Republican establishment is unnerved by Donald Trump and his lead in national and key state polls. And now, after weeks of assuming his support would be fleeting, there is a debate about how to take aim at Trump -- and just who should finance such an effort. CNN's Maeve Reston noted that most GOP strategists see risks in having the attacks come from the other candidates or their directly affiliated super PACs. So, she reports, there is conversation about what other group might raise money for anti-Trump TV...
  • Trump: Republicans ‘become weak’ after being elected

    08/30/2015 8:44:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 38 replies
    NYPost ^ | August 30, 2015 | 6:42am | Mary Kay Linge
    Donald Trump lashed out at his fellow Republicans in a speech to a conservative crowd in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday. The bombastic billionaire said that inside-the-Beltway GOPers “become weak” ­after they’re elected. “They walk into these magnificent buildings . . . and they go ‘Oooh, I made it,’ ” he mocked. “ ‘I’ll vote for ObamaCare extensions, I’ll do whatever you want.’ “Well, it won’t happen to me, I promise you,” he said.
  • Chris Christie: Track Illegals Like FedEx Packages

    08/29/2015 10:47:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 74 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 07:12 PM | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Saturday compared tracking illegal immigrants in the United States to locating FedEx packages, even pledging to ask the company's founder and CEO to temporarily work with his administration to show immigration officials how to do it effectively. The comments, at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, caused an uproar on social media, Mediate and CNN reports. "At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is," the New Jersey governor said. "It's on the truck. It's at the station. It's on the airplane. It's back in another station. It's back at the...
  • Gilmore challenges Trump to 'mano a mano' debate on birthright citizenship

    08/29/2015 10:40:16 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 79 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Friday, August 28, 2015 5:00 pm | Andrew Cain
    Former Gov. Jim Gilmore, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, on Friday challenged GOP front-runner Donald Trump to a “mano a mano” debate on birthright citizenship. Gilmore has criticized Trump’s plan to overturn the birthright citizenship provision of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It guarantees citizenship to babies born in the U.S., even if their parents are in the U.S. illegally. “Donald Trump is wrong on this issue and on his views of the 14th Amendment,” Gilmore said in a statement. “I challenge Donald Trump to debate ‘mano a mano’ on this issue. His comments are irresponsible,...
  • Perry's campaign struggles, but in for long haul

    08/29/2015 10:29:38 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Standard Times ^ | 7:06 PM, Aug 29, 2015 | Matthew Waller
    Former governor gets little attention AUSTIN — Former Gov. Rick Perry started out with flair. Not even a felony indictment could keep down his campaign spirit as he went after the presidency. He can boast being the longest-serving governor of one of the largest, most prosperous states in the union, one who called down border guards to address a national crisis, and one with the message that his state’s economic prosperity could be modeled and put into practice for the nation at large. Yet several months after his June 4 presidential campaign launch, he is floundering. A recent Public Policy...
  • Graham: Kasich 'not ready' for presidency

    08/29/2015 10:20:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 - 10:00 AM EDT | Rebecca Shabad
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich is “not ready to be Commander in Chief” because of his stance on spending cuts for the U.S. military, GOP presidential rival Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told New Hampshire voters Friday. “John Kasich is a good friend of mine,” Graham said, according to Time , before adding, “He said he has no problem with sequestration.” Graham told voters that sequestration hurts U.S. national security. “As the enemy increases in its ability, our approach is to disarm,” Graham said. “If the next president doesn’t understand that the cuts are killing us, in terms of defending ourselves, you’re...
  • Rand Paul rallies Utahns, calls Donald Trump mania 'insane'

    08/29/2015 10:02:37 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 64 replies
    kls.com ^ | Aug 29th, 2015 @ 5:45pm | Dennis Romboy
    OREM — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul had one word for the Donald Trump phenomenon that seems to be sweeping the country: "Insane." Asked if he thought Trump would eventually flame out, the freshman Kentucky senator said, "We can only hope so." Paul's comments came Saturday after a raucous rally at Alder Home Security that attracted about 600 Utahns who waved red and white towels and clamored for "President Paul." He only disappointed supporters when he declined to crowd surf after his speech saying, "Maybe next time." In Utah on the last day of a five-state western campaign swing, Paul...
  • Bush and Clinton Dynasties Hit Trump Bump

    08/29/2015 4:21:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 48 replies
    nyt ^ | AUG. 29, 2015 | Maureen Dowd
    Washington — PITY Poppy. When I went down to Houston a few years ago to eat pizza with the former president, he was his usual gracious self, speaking fondly about President Obama and his new pal Bill Clinton. But there was one person who got dismissed with a brusque obscenity: Donald Trump. It was at the height of Trump’s birther madness and Bush was disgusted by it. So I can only imagine 41’s dismay and disbelief — and acid flashbacks to spoiler Ross Perot — now that Trump has popped up to block the path of the son who Poppy...
  • Donald Trump, Traitor to His Class

    08/29/2015 4:04:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 62 replies
    nyt ^ | AUG. 29, 2015 | Ross Douthat
    THE Donald Trump phenomenon is a great gift to pundits because it can be analyzed and criticized in so many different ways. But two shorthands seem particularly useful. First, Trump is essentially using the Republican primary to run a third-party campaign, not a right-wing insurgency. Second, Trump’s appeal is oddly like that of Franklin Roosevelt, in the sense that he’s a rich, well-connected figure — a rich New Yorker, at that — who’s campaigning as a traitor to his class. -snip- In certain ways this narrowing can be good for the republic. Elites can have wisdom that populists lack, certain...
  • Prediction market: Trump now leads in odds to win GOP nomination

    08/28/2015 4:10:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    cnn ^ | Updated 3:13 PM ET, Thu August 27, 2015 | Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN)GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is at 23% likely to win the GOP nomination, according to a prediction markets game run by the company Pivit. On Monday, the real estate mogul was at 19% likely to win the nomination, second to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush who was at 24% odds. Bush's odds have now dropped below Trump's. As of Thursday morning, Bush was a at 20% odds to win the nomination. Pivit is a game - a live online prediction market that factors polls and other factors and will change as the public weighs in on the increasing...
  • 5 reasons Trump holds all the cards to the presidency

    08/28/2015 12:45:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 46 replies
    Hill ^ | August 28, 2015, 10:30 am | Tom Anderson
    I host a regional radio talk show. Every single show for the last six weeks, Monday through Friday, I've received calls, emails and Facebook comments during my broadcast from audience members starving for a new-and-improved nation. It's apparent from my vantage point behind the microphone that if you're even remotely glossy-eyed by presidential coverage in the media, you'd better buy some eye drops. The panorama of candidate content, communications and messaging is barely on the horizon, and soon to be in full view as the Iowa caucus and primaries in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and Nevada come into focus....
  • Donald Trump’s polling no longer looks like a bubble set to burst

    08/28/2015 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 63 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 28 at 1:50 PM | Philip Bump
    We noted early this month that Donald Trump's lead in the polling emerged quickly and ferociously — but that it was hardly unprecedented. In the 2012 cycle, both Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich saw similar surges into the lead, only to watch those leads recede just as rapidly a few weeks later. When we looked at this a few weeks ago, the comparison looked like this: Trump, like Perry and Gingrich, topped out at a bit above a 10-percentage-point lead. But then that lead held. Here's what that graph looks like now: We've increased the scale, because we wanted to...
  • Mark Morford: How to defeat Trump, King of the Trolls

    08/27/2015 9:54:24 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    sfgate ^ | August 11, 2015 4:44 PM | Mark Morford, Author, Columnist, ERYT500 yoga teacher, Admirer of trees
    He speaks his mind, such as it is. Says whatever he wants. Jumps the rails of the standard narrative, blasphemes right inside the GOP’s own church (Fox News), demeans women and immigrants... This is what his frothing minions love most, yes?... If this were a parallel (and much better) universe, Trump could almost be seen as sort of a dream candidate, the kind of passionate... Alas, we’re nowhere near there. We’re stuck right here. This dream is, of course, more of a nightmare, a loud, vapid, sexist anti-vaxxer/birther egomaniac with about as much personal integrity and humanity as a feral...
  • Ricky Martin Speaks Out Against Donald Trump, Defends Jorge Ramos

    08/26/2015 6:21:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 8/26/15 8:45pm | Marie Lodi
    Following yesterday’s incident in which longtime Univision news anchor and Fusion TV host Jorge Ramos was ejected from a Donald Trump news conference, singer Ricky Martin has penned an op-ed defending Ramos and calling for an end to the attacks against Latinos. The piece was published on Univision and translated to English via Billboard. Martin begins by calling out Trump’s gratuitous harassments against the Latin community. From the beginning his intention was transparent: basically tell barbarities and lies to remain relevant in the public opinion, for votes or simply to stay on the media’s radar. Yesterday’s episode against journalist Jorge...
  • Rubio: Donald Trump won't be Republican nominee

    08/26/2015 1:07:38 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 74 replies
    12 News ^ | August 26, 2015 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    ORFORD, N.H. (AP) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Donald Trump will not be the Republican presidential nominee because his message is not an optimistic one. Rubio has largely shied away from taking on Trump, the billionaire businessman sitting atop polls of the Republican rivals. In recent weeks, candidates such as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have started to go head-to-head with Trump. Rubio's criticisms Wednesday were measured, even when asked about Trump's comment that Rubio is "disloyal" and "disrespectful" for running against Bush, who was Rubio's mentor in Florida politics. "I think our nominee...
  • Trump leads Repub field & Clinton in W. Virginia, according to new Orion Strategies statewide poll

    08/26/2015 12:56:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | Aug. 26, 2015
    CHARLESTON, W.Va., Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- If the 2016 General Election were held today, 26 percent of West Virginians would vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton, while 58 percent would vote for an unspecified Republican candidate, according to a survey conducted by Orion Strategies, a strategic communications firm with offices in Charleston and Buckhannon. Donald Trump holds a commanding lead among Republican presidential candidates, according to the Orion Strategies poll. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they would vote for Trump, compared to eight percent for his closest challenger, Marco Rubio – who is statistically tied with Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee,...
  • Donald Trump Thumbs Nose At Roger Ailes Over Megyn Kelly Rumble – Update

    08/25/2015 1:36:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 45 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 25, 2015 | Lisa de Moraes
    UPDATE, with Donald Trump’s response: “I do not think Megyn Kelly is a quality journalist,” Donald Trump has responded to Fox News chairman/CEO Roger Ailes statement this morning that the GOP White House frontrunner should apologize for his latest Twittertack on FNC star Megyn Kelly. “I think her questioning of me, despite all of the polls saying I won the debate, was very unfair. Hopefully in the future I will be proven wrong and she will be able to elevate her standards to a level of professionalism that a network such as Fox deserves.” Saying “I totally disagree” with what...
  • Donald Trump is blowing everyone else out of the water in 2 key states (Poll: NH 35% and SC 30% )

    08/25/2015 9:06:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 25, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump is dominating in two key early-primary states, according to new polls of the states released Tuesday. A new Public Policy Polling poll of Republican primary voters in New Hampshire found that the real-estate mogul is far ahead of the competition, with 35% saying that they would vote for Trump if the primary were held today. The closest opponent was Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who garnered 11%. "This is by far the best we’ve found Donald Trump doing anywhere during his entire surge,” Dean Debnam, the president of Public Policy Polling... The results were similar to a Monmouth...
  • Jeb Bush’s Campaign Takes Steps to Rein In Spending

    08/24/2015 9:25:22 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 36 replies
    nyt ^ | Aug 24, 2015 10:08 pm ET | Maggie Haberman
    Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign has asked various divisions to be mindful of their spending, in a reminder that despite his giant “super PAC” bankroll, campaign dollars are ultimately more valuable. Campaign officials asked workers to tighten their belts a few weeks ago, according to two people briefed on the matter. In some cases, staff members’ paychecks shrank, these people said. The cuts were not a result of fund-raising shortfalls, these people said, but were intended to correct needless spending before the campaign gets into the heat of the election season.
  • Rupert Murdoch: Trump ‘becoming very serious candidate’ so Bloomberg should run

    08/23/2015 11:19:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 44 replies
    Daily News ^ | Monday, August 24, 2015, 12:49 AM | Tobias Salinger
    Rupert Murdoch hopes another billionaire challenges Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, he said Sunday night. The News Corp mogul showed newfound respect for Trump’s candidacy while tweeting his praise for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “With Trump becoming very serious candidate, it's time for next billionaire candidate, Mike Bloomberg to step into ring,” Murdoch wrote on Twitter. “Greatest mayor.” Murdoch, a billionaire in his own right, had previously called the Republican frontrunner “wrong” on immigration and “embarrassing” after Trump criticized Sen. John McCain’s military service. He also applauded the “great job” by anchors from his outlet...
  • Donald Trump sees Biden the same as Hillary

    08/23/2015 10:26:01 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/23/15 10:31 AM EDT | Jeremy Herb
    Donald Trump said on Sunday the potential entrance of Vice President Joe Biden into the presidential race wouldn’t matter, declaring he’d be the same type of Democratic opponent as Hillary Clinton. “I think they’re the same,” Trump said in a phone interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” “I think that Hillary may be very damaged, however, George, because of the email thing. … But I don’t know, assuming she could get over that, which I just don’t know how she possibly can, but if assuming she could, I would say it would be pretty equal.” Trump, the billionaire...
  • Trump Rally in Mobile, Alabama Attracts 30,000 People

    08/22/2015 11:21:46 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    WFIN ^ | Aug 22, 2015
    (MOBILE, Ala.) — In what was hyped to be one of the biggest events of the 2016 campaign so far, GOP front-runner Donald Trump held a rally Friday night in Mobile, Alabama in front of 30,000, police confirmed. Trump has now had the largest turn out to a single event during the campaign, beating Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ rally in Portland which drew 28,000.
  • 30,000 turn out for Trump's Alabama pep rally; Attendees gathered as early as 6 A.M. CT

    08/21/2015 8:58:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 58 replies
    balttv ^ | UPDATED 11:06 PM EDT Aug 21, 2015
    MOBILE, Alabama (CNN) —Donald Trump brought 30,000 supporters from deep red Alabama to a Friday night pep rally in a football stadium, the latest sign that the Republican front-runner has broad, nationwide strength. The event was previously planned to be held at the nearby Civic Center but was moved to the 43,000-seat Ladd-Peebles Stadium -- a venue normally home to high school football games -- to accommodate the crowd. The City of Mobile confirmed late Friday that 30,000 people attended. "It was one of the greatest events Mobile ever put on aside from Mardi Gras," said Colby Cooper, Mayor Sandy...
  • On top in Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump shifts his gaze south

    08/21/2015 1:09:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 20, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    He has crashed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s show in Iowa, knocked former Florida governor Jeb Bush off course in New Hampshire and sucked up most of the political oxygen this summer. Now Donald Trump is headed south. Trump said Wednesday night that that event was switching venues, from a civic center to a football stadium, because he now expects an attendance of 30,000 to 40,000. Some say Trump’s appeal in the region is different, and according to University of Mississippi journalism professor Curtis Wilkie, it has precedent. “There is a history of outrageous politicians who are able to develop a...
  • Donald Trump Says Global Warming Is a Hoax

    08/21/2015 10:31:30 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 102 replies
    weupit ^ | August 21, 2015 | James Planas
    Donald Trumps winning position among Republican presidential candidates in Iowa’s CNN/ORC poll should prompt us to pay more attention to what he really says and does. And it’s not about some controversial comments that provide him with the cover page of a national news magazine, but words which can show us his true opinions on the most important national and global issues. One of these matters is the subject of global warming, and if you agree that it truly exists, you won’t be happy to know what Trump has to say. urnalists from Think Progress took a look at the...
  • Jeb Bush takes fight to Donald Trump in N.H.

    08/20/2015 1:09:35 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    KEENE, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush shifted into attack mode Thursday, railing against front-runner Donald Trump and accusing him of flooding the race with a “tidal wave of accusations [and] bombastic talk.” “All of this stuff is to appeal to people’s anger and their angst, rather than have solutions to solve problems,” the former Florida governor said of Mr. Trump after a town hall meeting here. Mr. Bush’s new aggressive stance comes as Mr. Trump draws huge crowd at event in New Hampshire, home to the nation’s first primary contest. Mr. Trump also leads in every poll, including...
  • 'Trump Is Right': Levin Says 14th Amendment Doesn't Apply to Illegal Immigrants (Video)

    08/20/2015 11:08:36 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 50 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | August 19, 10:24pm | Mark Levin on Hannity
    Mark Levin said on "Hannity" tonight that the 14th Amendment does not give citizenship to children of illegal immigrants who are born in the United States. He said that those claiming that the 14th Amendment allows birthright citizenship are dead wrong, ... Levin explained that means that Congress - not the president, the courts or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - has the power to regulate immigration in this regard. "Of course Trump is right and Cruz is right and Sessions is right. They're all right," Levin said. "If you want a policy of open borders, that anybody born here...
  • House Conservatives Want End to Birthright Citizenship (Flashback 2005)

    08/19/2015 7:12:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | Thursday Dec 8, 2005 4:42 PM | Robert Bluey
    House conservatives today announced plans to amend a Republican-sponsored immigration reform bill with language calling for the construction of a 2,000-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border and a provision that would deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. whose parents aren’t citizens. The legislation, sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R.-Wis.), is expected to be voted on by the full House as early as next week. Sensenbrenner has worked closely with the White House to craft the bill (H.R. 4437) — the reason conservatives cited for the exclusion of key enforcement tools. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R.-Colo.) organized Thursday’s...
  • Gingrich: If Trump continues at 25% he wins - if Hillary implodes, a vacuum you haven’t seen in yrs!

    08/19/2015 10:07:00 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 80 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | August 18, 2015 | Nicole Haas
    Newt Gingrich joined Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on Monday to explain the reasoning behind what’s becoming widely known as the “Trump phenomenon.” “It’s like a science fiction film, where you shoot at him and he gets bigger,” Gingrich said. “You’re dealing with somebody who is totally different from anybody in modern politics.” Gingrich said if Donald Trump’s poll numbers continue at 25 percent or higher, he will win the Republican nomination for president. The former Speaker of the House of Representatives expounded on the fact that Trump can play by his own rules because, unlike the the political establishment...
  • Donald Trump coming to Mobile Friday (Updated)

    08/18/2015 10:06:26 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    AL ^ | August 18, 2015 at 1:35 PM, updated August 18, 2015 at 4:40 PM | John Sharp
    Real estate developer and reality TV star Donald Trump, whose ascent atop early polls has shaken the 2016 GOP presidential primary campaign, will make a stop in Mobile Friday. The "Donald J. Trump for President Pep Rally" will be at 7 p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center Theater. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are required to attend the event and are free to the public. They will be issued on a first come, first serve basis at Eventbrite.com. Overflow for the event will be located in the East Exhibit Area of the Mobile Civic Center. The appearance is...
  • Trump Leads Bucks GOP Straw Poll

    08/18/2015 9:58:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Politics PA ^ | August 18, 2015 | Nick Field
    Ladies and gentlemen, the 2016 election has made its way to the Keystone State. Well…sort of. We were able to get a look at how the local GOP thinks in one of the state’s most crucial counties. According to Tom Sofield of Levittown Now, Donald Trump won the straw poll at the Bucks County Republican Party’s annual Middletown Grange Fair. Trump finished first with 778, while neurosurgeon Ben Carson and businesswoman Carly Fiorina came in second and third with 542 and 397 votes respectively. More than 3,100 attendees voted in the straw poll from August 12th to 16th. The full...
  • Sen Sessions On Benefits Of Donald Trump's Immigration And American Protection (Fox 3 Min. Video)

    08/18/2015 2:00:23 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 17, 2015
    "There is a reason why a solution such as that offered by Donald Trump to America’s immigration problems has been so elusive; it involved the use of common sense. While most politicians are not blessed with an abundance of that commodity, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is an exception to the rule. He helped to impart that quality into the Trump plan, which he whole-heartedly endorses. Sessions describes it as “A mainstream plan to do what politicians have been promising to do for thirty years and haven’t done.” He lists some of the key points such as ending the job magnet...
  • Jeb Bush on Donald Trump’s immigration ideas: ‘A plan needs to be grounded in reality’

    08/17/2015 9:24:12 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 17 at 9:50 PM | Ed O'Keefe
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday night dismissed as impractical Donald Trump's proposals to erect a U.S.-Mexico border wall, use remittances to pay for its construction and to revoke birthright citizenship. "How do you revoke remittances?" he asked shaking his head. "A plan needs to be grounded in reality." "I like my plan," he added in a one-on-one interview with The Washington Post. The former Florida governor has written and said more about comprehensive immigration reform than any other presidential candidate of either party. A 300-page book he published in 2013 outlines in minute detail how...
  • Pres Poll:Bernie Sanders Beats Clinton In Iowa State Fair; Trump, Carson Lead Repubs(Trump 28.55%)

    08/17/2015 6:37:18 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 17 2015 5:16 PM EDT | Clark Mindock
    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders eked out a win over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the informal Iowa State Fair poll during the weekend, finishing with 47.5 percent of the Democratic voters polled to Clinton's 47.17 percent. To put that another way, Sanders and Clinton were more popular among Democrats than "food" was among all fair goers last weekend. Of fair goers, 46.85 percent were most excited about food, compared to livestock (16.63 percent), the butter cow (14.29 percent) and political speeches (8.73 percent). That Sanders beat Clinton in the poll is not necessarily representative of the state as...
  • Trump released from jury duty, now back to campaign

    08/17/2015 6:02:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Monday 17, 2015
    <p>Donald Trump pulled up in a long black limousine and gave a very presidential wave as he made his way into the building. Then the billionaire promptly found himself seated next to ordinary, wage-earning, subway-riding New Yorkers, forced to wait — and wait some more — for the wheels of justice to turn.</p>
  • Expert: Up to 400K Children Born To Illegal Immigrants in U.S. Annually, One In 10 Births

    08/17/2015 2:01:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Apr 2015 | Caroline May
    “To put this in perspective this means that one out of 10 births in the U.S. is to an illegal immigrant mother,” Freere said at a House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security hearing titled “Birthright Citizenship: Is It The Right Policy For America?” He explained that, regardless of the foreign allegiance and/or illegal status of the parents, their children, if born on U.S. soil, are automatically afforded the benefits of U.S. citizenship, including a Social Security Number and U.S. passports. This benefit also applies, he noted, to those born to mere tourists and other people with temporary status in...
  • Donald Trump proves us wrong: Republican presidential power rankings

    08/17/2015 12:20:23 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – On second thought, maybe this Donald Trump thing is for real. In July, the real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star seemed little more than a passing fad in a Republican Party known for its presidential flavors of the month. And then Trump went ahead and dominated the race like few others have in history. National poll after national poll pegged him as the frontrunner. So did polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states on the election-year calendar. Yes, Trump's universal name-recognition in a crowded field of relative nobodies is helping him. So, too, is the...
  • Donald Trump can earn his $10 billion fortune in only 217 million days of jury duty

    08/17/2015 11:20:23 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 17 at 9:55 AM | Philip Bump
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a break from the campaign trail to report for jury duty in New York. (Reuters) Just north of City Hall in downtown Manhattan is the court building where, Monday morning, Donald Trump reported for jury duty. Continuing a recent theme of hobnobbing with the hoi polloi, Trump's jury duty visit no doubt involved a lot of not-particularly-fancy venues and people asking for selfies. (He should not actually indulge this request, by the way. In 2009, Al Roker got in trouble for taking pictures and tweeting while on jury duty.) If Trump's jury duty was...