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  • Joe Biden's Unreal "Middle-Class" Speech At DNC (Vanity)

    07/27/2016 8:15:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    July 27, 2016
    William Safire once wrote that Hillary “is a congenital liar.” 68% of American people believe Hillary is “untrustworthy.” And to those folks who put one put forward before the other and trudge to work and live paycheck by paycheck needs reminding that $675,000 from Goldman Sachs for just three speeches. When students are drowning debt Hillary goes to the University of Buffalo and gets paid $275,000 for a 30-minute speech. All this part of $2 million received since 2013 for delivering speeches to students. So much for those minimum-wagers who stand, cheer and embrace Hillary. These are the new “idiots”...
  • John Kasich on Refusing Service to LGBT People: 'What the Hell Are We Doing in This Country?'

    04/11/2016 11:04:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    ABCNews ^ | April 12, 2016
    John Kasich on Refusing Service to LGBT People: 'What the Hell Are We Doing in This Country?' By BEN GITTLESON Apr 12, 2016 After dodging a question earlier in the day on “conversion therapy,” Republican presidential candidate John Kasich asked Monday night “what the hell” was happening in the United States that a state would allow businesses to deny service to people who are gay or transgender, as a law Mississippi’s governor signed last week permits. "I read about this thing they did in Mississippi, where apparently you can deny somebody service because they're gay?" Kasich said during a town...
  • Despite Complaints, Delegate System Has Given Trump a 22 Percent Bonus

    04/11/2016 11:00:55 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 85 replies
    NBC ^ | April 11, 2016 | ARI MELBER
    Despite Complaints, Delegate System Has Given Trump a 22 Percent Bonus NBC. April 11, 2016 BY ARI MELBER Donald Trump blasted the GOP's delegate rules Sunday, saying a "corrupt" system is denying him delegates in states he won. According to a new NBC analysis, however, Trump has benefited far more than Ted Cruz under the party's arcane rules for allocating delegates. Trump now leads the Republican field with 756 delegates — or 45 percent of all delegates awarded to date. Yet he has won about 37 percent of all votes in the primaries, according to the NBC analysis, meaning Trump's...
  • Sorority Cancels Kentucky Derby–Themed Party over Concerns of ‘Racism’ [Pre-Civil War Theme]

    04/10/2016 11:18:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | April 08, 2016 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    Sorority Cancels Kentucky Derby–Themed Party over Concerns of ‘Racism’ by KATHERINE TIMPF April 8, 2016 The Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority at Dartmouth College has canceled its annual Kentucky Derby–themed party after people complained that the theme was racist. The invite-only party will now be Woodstock-themed instead. According to an article in the Daily Caller, the Kentucky Derby theme had created controversy on campus last year — even causing some students to protest outside of it on the grounds that it was apparently a racist and elitist theme. Sorority vice president Nikol Oydanich told the school’s official newspaper, the Dartmouth, that...
  • Donald Trump Could Be Headed For A Catastrophic General Election Defeat [Sabato Projection]

    04/10/2016 8:40:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 228 replies
    Fusion.net ^ | April 03, 2016 | Jack Mirkinson
    Donald Trump Could Be Headed For A Catastrophic General Election Defeat by Jack Mirkinson April 3, 2016 T Donald Trump could be headed towards a catastrophic general election defeat if he becomes the Republican presidential nominee, according to a host of recent polling and analysis. There were gasps on Friday when the University of Virginia’s Larry Sabato posted new projections showing that Trump could lose the Electoral College vote to Hillary Clinton 347-191. Sabato is not alone in forecasting such a wipeout. Trump is trailing both Clinton and Bernie Sanders by double digits in some national polls.
  • NC Representative Fires Back At PayPal Hypocrisy [PayPal "Cultural Marxists"]

    04/10/2016 6:34:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    RedState ^ | April 10, 20166 | Susan Wright
    NC Representative Fires Back At PayPal Hypocrisy By: Susan Wright April 10th, 2016 Last week saw the state’s Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest respond to PayPal’s announcement that they were suspending plans to expand their business in North Carolina, in objection to the recently passed bathroom bill. Lt. Governor Forest posted a photo of PayPal’s global operations center, which has clearly defined, gender-specific bathrooms. The cultural Marxist crowd really are all about “Do as I say, not as I do.” Not to be outdone, NC Representative Robert Pittenger issues this statement: “PayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is...
  • Donald Trump’s Favorite Son-In-Law Is Jewish — Does That Matter?

    04/10/2016 6:11:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 81 replies
    Forward.com ^ | March 03, 20166 | Josh Nathan-Kazis
    Donald Trump’s Favorite Son-In-Law Is Jewish — Does That Matter? Josh Nathan-Kazis March 3, 2016. On stage at Donald Trump’s victory party on primary night in Manchester, New Hampshire, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was hard to spot. A polished Harvard graduate wearing muted grays, Kushner seemed ready to fade into the background alongside Trump’s sons Don Jr. and Eric in their wide, bright ties — but Trump wouldn’t let him. “And Jared,” Trump said, gesturing past his daughter, and Kushner’s wife, Ivanka Trump. “Jared is a very, very successful real estate entrepreneur in Manhattan. But he likes this better than...
  • Trump Adviser Has Contributed Over $100K to Democrats

    04/10/2016 5:58:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    FreeBacon ^ | April 05, 20166 | Morgan Chalfant
    Trump Adviser Has Contributed Over $100K to Democrats Son-in-law backed Gang of Eight pols, supporters of Obama immigration executive action. Morgan Chalfant. April 5, 2016 . Donald Trump’s son-in-law, who has been informally advising the business mogul, has contributed more than $100,000 to Democratic campaigns and committees over two decades. Jared Kushner, husband of Ivanka Trump, has become one of Donald Trump’s “very few” advisers in his campaign to secure the Republican nomination for president, (snip) Trump’s unofficial adviser has a history of financing Democratic causes, contributing $101,950 to Democratic campaigns and committees since 1999, according to a review of...
  • At Long Last, Many Divorced And Remarried Catholics Say They No Longer Feel Like Outcasts

    04/10/2016 11:19:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2016 | Julie Zauzmer and and Michelle Boorstein
    At Long Last, Many Divorced And Remarried Catholics Say They No Longer Feel Like Outcasts Maria Olsen of Fairhaven, Md., in the chapel at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart,, regrets that her divorced father, who left the Church over being denied Holy Communion, never received the kind of affirmation being offered by Pope Francis. By Julie Zauzmer and and Michelle Boorstein April 9 Olsen recalled her divorced father dropping her and her brother, then ages 6 and 5, at the curb outside their Kensington, Md., parish on Sundays. Her father was so committed to the Catholic Church, she...
  • Divorced Catholics Cheer Pope Francis' Views On Modern Family

    04/10/2016 10:06:01 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | April 10, 2016 | Michael Martinez and Richard Allen Greene
    Divorced Catholics Cheer Pope Francis' Views On Modern Family. Michael Martinez and Richard Allen Greene, April 10, "He's shining a light in this darkness, and that's a wonderful thing," a divorced Catholic says of Pope Francis. Francis urges priests to be more accepting of divorced Catholics Pope is trying to influence pastoral behavior without changing doctrine. Pope Francis' call for mercy toward divorced Catholics arrived as "a breath of fresh air," Vince Frese says. As a conservative Catholic, he's endured it all: married, divorced, secured an annulment and remarried. For so long, the Catholic Church offered nothing to its divorced...
  • "Kosher" Trump Vodka Lands In Hot Water

    04/09/2016 10:59:20 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 81 replies
    CBSNews ^ | April 8, 2016 | JACQUELINE ALEMANY
    JACQUELINE ALEMANY CBS NEWS April 8, 2016 "Kosher" Trump Vodka Lands In Hot Water Well, apparently neither does the kosher liquor company that Donald Trump rented his name to. Trump Vodka, the product of yet another licensing deal under Trump's name, was founded in 2006 and distributed by a company called Drinks Americas, the Jerusalem Post reports. Despite the Trumpian catchphrase "Success Distilled," distribution of the drink came to an end in 2011. But when an independent importer saw an opportunity for the drink to enjoy a fruitful afterlife in Israel, Trump agreed to a new deal allowing H. Pixel...
  • Pope Francis's Family Values Message Falls Short, Say LGBT Groups In US

    04/08/2016 4:25:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | April 8, 2016 | Amanda Holpuch
    Pope Francis's Family Values Message Falls Short, Say LGBT Groups In US On same-sex relationships, Pope Francis said: ‘Every person, regardless of sexual orientation, ought to be respected in his or her dignity and treated with consideration.’ Amanda Holpuch. 8 April 2016 LGBT rights groups in the US said on Tuesday that Pope Francis’s document on family values fell short of already low expectations. The 256-page Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) adopted more tolerant language towards same-sex relationships, but did not include any significant changes to the church’s position on these unions. (snip) Mary Beth Maxwell, of the Human...
  • Twelve Things that Caught My Eye about Pope Francis’s New Document on Love and Marriage and Family

    04/08/2016 11:19:11 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | April 8, 2016 | KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ
    Twelve Things that Caught My Eye about Pope Francis’s New Document on Love and Marriage and Family By KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ April 8, 2016 For search-engine optimization, I thought about titling this post: “What Pope Francis Has to Say to Kim Kardashian about Her Dad Caitlyn.” I didn’t, but I imagined had Pope Benedict XVI issued the document Pope Francis did on marriage and family and society and accompaniment and reconciliation, the headlines might have read a lot differently, even with the same text. (I also never would use that title because while it might work on Google it’s not...
  • Obama Dines With Disney Executives, Julia Roberts At Glitzy Fundraiser In Bel-Air

    04/07/2016 11:00:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 6, 2016
    <p>President Obama dined with Hollywood A-listers and top Disney executives in Los Angeles on Thursday night during a quick visit for political fundraisers.</p> <p>He was in Bel-Air for a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reception and dinner with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the committee's chairman, Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.).</p>
  • Poll: Hefty Slice Of Virginia’s GOP Will Bolt If Trump Is Nominee [Trump "Hindenburg"]

    04/07/2016 2:38:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 7, 2016 | Laura Vozzella
    Poll: Hefty Slice Of Virginia’s GOP Will Bolt If Trump Is Nominee By Laura Vozzella April 7 RICHMOND — Nearly a third of Virginia Republicans will vote for Hillary Clinton, pick a third-party candidate or sit out the election if Donald Trump is the GOP’s nominee for president, a new poll finds. Democrats in the key swing state are far less likely to defect if Clinton is the nominee, with just 9 percent saying they would vote for someone else or stay home on Election Day, according to a Christopher Newport University survey released Thursday. Trump’s “loyalty gap,” as CNU...
  • Trump’s ‘Whining’ Begins To Wear Thin

    04/07/2016 1:40:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    Trump’s ‘Whining’ Begins To Wear Thin April 6 David Sherfinski. Donald Trump’s presidential campaign blamed his loss in Wisconsin’s primary Tuesday on “illegal” tactics by chief rival Sen. Ted Cruz, attempting to dismiss his disappointing finish as the result of dirty tricks but instead earning accusations that he’s “whining.” Mr. Trump and his advisers said Mr. Cruz illegally colluded with a political action committee and is a “Trojan horse” for the GOP establishment — a comment the Texas senator waved aside, saying it was more proof that Mr. Trump is struggling and voters are tiring of his brash approach to...
  • Analysis: How Everyone Wins If Donald Trump Loses...Including Trump

    04/06/2016 8:32:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    CBSNews ^ | April 6, 2016 | WILL RAHN
    Analysis: How Everyone Wins If Donald Trump Loses...Including Trump By WILL RAHN CBS NEWS April 6, 2016 Nearly everyone in the Republican Party could benefit from Donald Trump losing, including Trump himself. The question is just about how he loses, and when. It's obvious at this point that Trump is rapidly deflating. Even putting aside his loss in Wisconsin Tuesday night, every indication we have is that he would be decimated in a general election. According to a Washington Post poll from last week, he's losing to Hillary Clinton by double digits. Demographics that went heavily for Mitt Romney, such...
  • Ivanka Trump Scarves Recalled Because Of "Burn Risk"

    04/06/2016 7:48:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    CBSNews ^ | April 6, 2016
    April 6, 2016 Ivanka Trump Scarves Recalled Because Of "Burn Risk" Scarves made in China and sold as part of Ivanka Trump's fashion line are being recalled because they are too flammable and pose a "burn risk" to consumers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that no injuries have been reported. The recall involves about 20,000 rayon scarves, sold from October 2014 through January 2016 in department stores and online. They range in cost from $12 to $68. A representative for the Ivanka Trump brand, which includes clothing, accessories and fragrances, said that it is disappointed for the...
  • Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton Is Not 'Qualified' To Be President [The Gloves Are Off!]

    04/06/2016 6:54:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton Is Not 'Qualified' To Be President By Theodore Schleifer April 6, 2016 Washington (CNN)Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that Hillary Clinton was not "qualified" to be president, an escalation in rhetoric between the two Democratic presidential candidates. "She has been saying lately that I am 'not qualified' to be president. Well let me just say in response to Secretary Clinton: I don't believe that she is qualified if she is through her super PAC taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds," he told a crowd in Philadelphia. Sanders added that Clinton was similarly unqualified...
  • ‘Panama Papers’ Implicate Client of Clinton-Linked Lobbying Firm

    04/06/2016 6:34:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    FreeBacon ^ | April 5, 2016 | BY:
    ‘Panama Papers’ Implicate Client of Clinton-Linked Lobbying Firm Podesta Group registered to lobby for bank subsidiary weeks before tax haven leak BY: Lachlan Markay April 5, 2016 A firm with ties to senior members of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign registered to lobby on behalf of a major Russian bank just weeks before a massive leak exposed the bank’s role in a web of secret financial dealings that have enriched members of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. The “Panama Papers” are being called “the Wikileaks of the mega-rich.” Corporate documents leaked from the law firm Mossack Fonseca show how...
  • Trump, Clinton Lead In PA, But Challengers Closing In, Poll Says [Hillary & Bernie Beat Trump!]

    04/06/2016 3:07:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Trump, Clinton Lead In PA, But Challengers Closing In, Poll Says April 06, 2016 FoxNews.com Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton still lead their respective primary packs heading into Pennsylvania’s April 26 contest, but the challengers who’ve dogged the respective Republican and Democrat frontrunners so far continue to nip at their heels in the Keystone State, according to a new Quinnipiac Poll. Trump leads the Republican primary field with 39 percent in the April 6 poll. The New York businessman has consistently placed first in previous Pennsylvania polling, and the Northeast states have long been expected to be friendly terrain for...
  • ANALYSIS: Donald Trump Grows Weaker, Setting Up Further Republican Chaos

    04/06/2016 10:15:33 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 182 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 05, 2016 | Rick Klein
    ANALYSIS: Donald Trump Grows Weaker, Setting Up Further Republican Chaos By Rick Klein Apr 5, 2016 Wisconsin will go down as the state that turned the tide –- or that turns the minds of anxious Republicans to what might have been. Donald Trump’s loss proves a point the anti-Trump forces have been making with varying intensity for months. He was blown out, losing broadly and decisively in a big battleground state, in a winnowed field and in a primary that was open to independents as well as GOP regulars. “Tonight is a turning point. It is a rallying cry,” Ted...
  • Most Wisconsin Republicans Are Concerned, Scared About A Donald Trump Presidency

    04/05/2016 10:57:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    CBSNews ^ | April 5, 2016 | REBECCA SHABAD
    By REBECCA SHABAD CBS NEWS April 5, 2016 Most Wisconsin Republicans Are Concerned, Scared About A Donald Trump Presidency More than half of Wisconsin's GOP voters on Tuesday said they would be concerned or scared if Donald Trump were elected president, according to CBS News' exit polls from the state's primary. The poll found more than a third of Republican voters, 37 percent, said they would be scared and 18 percent said they would be concerned when asked how they would feel if Trump wins the White House. On the other hand, 20 percent said they would be optimistic and...
  • Ted Cruz Declares Wisconsin ‘A Turning Point’ In The GOP Campaign

    04/05/2016 8:35:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 227 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2016 | Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    Ted Cruz Declares Wisconsin ‘A Turning Point’ In The GOP Campaign By Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker April 5 MILWAUKEE — Ted Cruz rolled to a landslide victory Tuesday in Wisconsin’s hotly contested Republican presidential primary, capitalizing on a difficult stretch for Donald Trump to cut into the front-runner’s overall delegate lead and deliver a psychological blow to the billionaire mogul. Though the senator from Texas is reviled by many party leaders for his explosive and polarizing brand of politics, Cruz won over establishment Republicans as well as grass-roots conservative activists across this state who had come together in an...
  • Donald Trump Settled a Real Estate Lawsuit, and a Criminal Case Was Closed

    04/05/2016 8:24:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 5, 2016 | MIKE McINTIRE
    Donald Trump Settled a Real Estate Lawsuit, and a Criminal Case Was Closed By MIKE McINTIRE APRIL 5, 2016 For Donald J. Trump, it is a long-held legal strategy, if not a point of pride, to avoid knuckling under to plaintiffs in court. “I don’t settle lawsuits — very rare — because once you settle lawsuits, everybody sues you,” he said recently. But Mr. Trump made an exception when buyers of units in Trump SoHo, a 46-story luxury condominium-hotel in Lower Manhattan, asserted that they had been defrauded by inflated claims made by Mr. Trump, his children and others of...
  • Shock: Ted Cruz Takes Lead in Reuters Poll Over Donald Trump for First Time

    04/05/2016 7:24:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 119 replies
    Bretbart ^ | April 5, 2016 | MIKE FLYNN5
    Shock: Ted Cruz Takes Lead in Reuters Poll Over Donald Trump for First Time by MIKE FLYNN5 Apr 2016 For the first time in the Republican primary, Reuters’ tracking poll shows Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% leading Donald Trump among likely voters in the Republican primaries. This is also the first time Donald Trump hasn’t led the tracking poll in 2016. Cruz has the support of 39 percent of likely Republican voters nationwide, just ahead of Donald Trump, who has 37 percent support. Ohio Governor John Kasich is a distant third, with 23 percent support. In the broader survey of...
  • PayPal Drops Plan to Build $3.6M Facility in NC Because of Controversial Law [LGBT Blackmail!]

    04/05/2016 1:25:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    ABCNews ^ | April 5, 2016 | Susanna Kim
    PayPal Drops Plan to Build $3.6M Facility in NC Because of Controversial Law [LGBT Blackmail!] By Susanna Kim Apr 5, 2016, PayPal announced today that it's withdrawing plans to build a new facility in North Carolina, the first major corporation to pull out of the state as a result of what some call an "anti-LGBT" law there. Two weeks ago, California-based PayPal announced plans to open a $3.6 million global operations center in Charlotte that would have created more than 400 jobs. But today, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman said the company is seeking another location. "The new law perpetuates discrimination...
  • Trump Tries the Art of Intimidation

    04/03/2016 4:11:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | April 3, 2016 | John Fund
    Trump Tries the Art of Intimidation by JOHN FUND April 3, 2016 Seven months ago, after he signed a pledge to support whoever won the GOP nomination, Donald Trump said, “I see no circumstances under which I would tear up that pledge.” That was then. Today we see a different Trump. On Sunday, he told Chris Wallace of Fox News that while he wanted “to run as a Republican,” he wouldn’t rule out an independent or third-party race this fall. “We’re going to have to see how I was treated,” he warned. GOP leaders should have known better than to...
  • Ivanka Trump steps out looking incredibly trim for her baby son's circumcision ceremony..

    04/03/2016 3:48:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 116 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 3, 2016 | KHALEDA RAHMAN
    Ivanka Trump steps out looking incredibly trim for her baby son's circumcision ceremony a week after giving birth *The 34-year-old gave birth to her third son, Theodore James, on March 27 *She also has a four-year-old girl and two-year-old boy with James Kushner *In keeping with their Jewish beliefs, baby Theodore is being circumcised Donald Trump's daughter converted to Judaism before marrying Kushner By KHALEDA RAHMAN 3 April 2016 She only gave birth a week ago, but Ivanka Trump looked incredible as she dressed up for her newborn son's bris on Sunday. The 34-year-old's third child with husband Jared Kushner...
  • Trump's Popularity Nosedives In Critical Stretch

    04/03/2016 3:42:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 103 replies
    Politico ^ | March 29, 2016 | STEVEN SHEPARD
    Trump's Popularity Nosedives In Critical Stretch As he inches toward the GOP nomination, Donald Trump is becoming more and more disliked among American voters. By STEVEN SHEPARD 03/29/16 Donald Trump wasn't wildly popular to begin with. And now he's becoming even more disliked among American voters, creating a significant threat to his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination. Trump is, by far, the GOP delegate leader — and the only candidate with a realistic shot at winning a majority of delegates before the July convention. But at the same time, nearly two-thirds of Americans view Trump unfavorably — and...
  • Trump’s Nonsensical Claim He Can Eliminate $19 Trillion In Debt In Eight Years

    04/03/2016 11:22:01 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 196 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 02, 2016 | Glenn Kessler
    Fact Checker Trump’s Nonsensical Claim He Can Eliminate $19 Trillion In Debt In Eight Years Donald Trump, in an interview with Bob Woodward and Robert Costa In a revealing interview, Trump predicts a ‘massive recession’ but intends to eliminate the national debt in 8 years By Glenn Kessler April 2 The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa sat down with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Here's how the interview went. Donald Trump: “We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt.” Bob Woodward: “How long would that take?” Trump: “I think I could do it fairly quickly,...
  • Electoral Map Is a Reality Check to Donald Trump’s Bid [Hillary Beating Trump Even In Utah!!]

    04/02/2016 9:20:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 100 replies
    NYTimes ^ | April 02, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN and NATE COHN
    Electoral Map Is a Reality Check to Donald Trump’s Bid By JONATHAN MARTIN and NATE COHN APRIL 2, 2016 Donald J. Trump is so negatively viewed, polls suggest, that he could turn otherwise safe Republican states into tight contests. Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy has stunned the Republican Party. But if he survives a late revolt by his rivals and other leaders to become the party’s standard-bearer in the general election, the electoral map now coming into view is positively forbidding. In recent head-to-head polls with one Democrat whom Mr. Trump may...
  • Air France Stewardesses Mutiny Over Order To Wear Headscarves

    04/02/2016 8:59:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | April 02, 2016
    Air France Stewardesses Mutiny Over Order To Wear Headscarves Air France stewardesses say they will refuse to fly to the Iranian capital when the airline resumes the service later this month Air France stewardesses, furious at being ordered to wear headscarves in Tehran, say they will refuse to fly to the Iranian capital when the airline resumes the service later this month. Female members of flight crews have been ordered to cover their hair once they disembark in Tehran and unions are demanding that the flights be made voluntary for women. The resumption of a thrice-weekly service between Paris and...
  • Trump Dodges Question Over Whether Any Past Partners Had Abortions

    04/02/2016 8:52:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 113 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 02, 2016
    Trump Dodges Question Over Whether Any Past Partners Had Abortions Asked by Maureen Dowd whether he was ever involved with anyone who underwent procedure, Trump replies simply: ‘Such an interesting question’ Trump’s reply to Maureen Dowd: ‘What’s your next question?’ Martin Pengelly 2 April 2016 The controversy over Donald Trump’s stance on abortion took another turn on Saturday, when a New York Times interviewer wrote that the Republican presidential frontrunner appeared to avoid a question about whether any woman he had been involved with had undergone such a procedure. Analysis How to stop Donald Trump: women may hold the solution...
  • Donald Trump Is Now The Least Popular American Politician In Three Decades

    04/02/2016 3:48:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 109 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 02, 2016 | David Lauter
    Donald Trump Is Now The Least Popular American Politician In Three Decades By David Lauter For months, as Donald Trump lurched from controversy to controversy, commentators marveled that his voters remained loyal: Trump is impervious to political attack, some said. Not so. Trump wasn't immune; analysts were just failing to look at the whole board. While Trump’s polarizing campaign did not dent his standing with core supporters in the Republican primaries, it took a punishing toll on how the rest of the electorate views him. Trump’s image, which was poor even before he ran for president, has plunged to an...
  • Great Rendition of Panis Angelicas- Andre Rieu

    03/26/2016 11:23:30 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tIsTmUOODo
  • The Challenge of Easter

    03/26/2016 10:18:02 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Wall St.J ^ | March 25, 2016 | JAMES MARTIN
    The Challenge of Easter Whether you’re a believer or not, there is no way to ignore the radical claim of the Resurrection Easter has resisted the commercialization and commodification that have distorted the celebration of Christmas. Pictured, ‘The Resurrection of Christ’ by Bartolome Esteban Murillo. Easter has resisted the commercialization and commodification that have distorted the celebration of Christmas. By JAMES MARTIN March 25, 2016 When was the last time you felt stressed out by Easter? So much Easter shopping to do, so many Easter cards to write, so many Easter gatherings to attend. Not to mention the endless stream...
  • The Trump Network Was Scandalous. The Government’s Response May Have Been Worse

    03/26/2016 10:08:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    YahooFinance ^ | March 25, 2016
    The Trump Network Was Scandalous. The Government’s Response May Have Been Worse David Dayen,The Fiscal Times Mar 25 Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is rooted in the idea that, with him at the helm, Americans will all get rich. In many of his affiliated businesses, he also promised great fortunes, while instead leaving people in ruins. We already knew about Trump Mortgage, Trump University, and a few other get-rich-quick ventures. But the Trump Network, a classic multilevel marketing scheme, perhaps best exemplifies this tendency of Trump to over-promise and under-deliver. Trump licensed his name to Ideal Health, a seller of multivitamins,...
  • Obama Condemns Attempts To "Stigmatize" Muslims In Wake Of Brussels Attacks

    03/26/2016 9:50:05 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 71 replies
    CBSNews ^ | March 26, 2016
    REENA FLORES CBS NEWS March 26, 2016 Obama Condemns Attempts To "Stigmatize" Muslims In Wake Of Brussels Attacks With at least one Republican candidate for the White House endorsing patrols of U.S. Muslim neighborhoods in the wake of this week's deadly bombings in Brussels, President Obama is cautioning against such approaches, saying any such proposals would "stigmatize" Muslim-Americans. "As we move forward in this fight, we have to wield another weapon alongside our airstrikes, our military, our counterterrorism work and our diplomacy," the president said in a video released Saturday. "That's the power of our example." Mr. Obama called on...
  • Defend Heidi Cruz

    03/26/2016 9:26:52 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 243 replies
    National Review ^ | March 26, 2016 | MONA CHAREN
    Defend Heidi Cruz by MONA CHAREN March 26, 2016 Is Trump the political genius that some have been hinting? Who else, without staff or experience, could rocket to the top of the polls and remain in that perch month after month despite everything? Maybe it’s genius, or maybe its shamelessness. The latter can be mistaken for the former. This week’s new slog in the mud demonstrates one of Trump’s techniques to perfection — he flings filth at an opponent and then invites the docile press to conclude that “both sides” are engaged in unseemly brawling. (This is usually John Kasich’s...
  • Trump Feeling Female Voter Backlash [Staggering 63% Unfavorable With Women!]

    03/25/2016 8:19:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 147 replies
    CBSNews ^ | March 25, 2016
    CHIP REID CBS NEWS March 25, 2016 Trump Feeling Female Voter Backlash (snip) A CBS News/New York Times poll in October found that 57 percent of registered women voters had an unfavorable view of Trump. Now, it's up to 63 percent.
  • CRUZ HAD IT EXACTLY RIGHT

    03/25/2016 4:06:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 24, 2015 | Scott McKay
    CRUZ HAD IT EXACTLY RIGHT Task law enforcement to serve as an early-warning system against Islamic jihad. By Scott McKay – 3.24.16 In the past week, we’ve seen an almost comical level of political correctness and stupidity coming out of the Left and the usual suspects among supposed conservatives wishing to make themselves “acceptable” to the masters of our academic and pop culture. Specifically, the smart set devolved into paroxysms of outrage over the announcement of Ted Cruz’ national security team, including as it did such national-security figures as Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy and former CIA...
  • Donald Trump Is Not Beating Hillary Clinton In The Polls, No Matter How Many Times He Says It

    03/25/2016 3:32:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 129 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 24, 2015 | Philip Bump
    Donald Trump Is Not Beating Hillary Clinton In The Polls, No Matter How Many Times He Says It By Philip Bump March 24 Donald Trump legitimately does not care about what polls actually say; he cares about what he can say about the polls. He likes to talk about polls because polls are usually pretty good for him, at least since last July when he stormed into the lead in the Republican field. Polls serve as validation for his dominance, and so he talks about them as a slightly more subtle way of calling himself a winner. Last September, he...
  • Pope Benedict's Good Friday Reflection

    03/25/2016 12:00:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    BeingIsGood ^ | April 23, 2011
    SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011 Pope Benedict's Good Friday Reflection After the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum on Good Friday, Pope Benedict gave the following reflection. Dear Brothers and Sisters, This evening, in faith, we have accompanied Jesus as he takes the final steps of his earthly journey, the most painful steps, the steps that lead to Calvary. We have heard the cries of the crowd, the words of condemnation, the insults of the soldiers, the lamentation of the Virgin Mary and of the women. Now we are immersed in the silence of this night, in the silence of...
  • Donald Trump Hits All-Time Low In The Polls That Really Matter [Hindenburg?]

    03/25/2016 11:35:12 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    Mashable.com ^ | March 26, 2016 | CAMERON JOSEPH
    Donald Trump Hits All-Time Low In The Polls That Really Matter BY CAMERON JOSEPH March 26 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's poll numbers have plunged to new lows after a month of escalating violence at his rallies. After heavy media coverage of fights at his events and his repeated moves to egg on his backers as they get rough with protestors, Trump is now trailing Hillary Clinton by a gap that would be the largest in decades come election day. Clinton is clobbering Trump by double digits in five of the six national polls released this week, up from narrow leads...
  • Poll Suggests Donald Trump Would Be Weak Candidate in November

    03/24/2016 9:55:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 86 replies
    NYTimes ^ | March 23, 2016
    Poll Suggests Donald Trump Would Be Weak Candidate in November Donald J. Trump would be the weakest Republican presidential candidate to face off against Hillary Clinton in a general election matchup, according to a new poll that shows Senator Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich as stronger nominees against the Democratic front-runner. According to a survey from Quinnipiac University, Mr. Trump continues to be the most popular candidate with Republican voters, but he trails Mrs. Clinton in a hypothetical matchup by a margin of six percentage points, 46 percent to 40 percent. The poll had a margin of error of...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘Can’t Be Dancing When Other People Are Mourning’

    03/24/2016 6:25:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | March 24, 2016
    Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘Can’t Be Dancing When Other People Are Mourning’ by NR STAFF March 24, 2016 Even as there was no sense in President Obama cutting short his trip abroad in the aftermath of the Brussels attack, “there’s the issue of simple common decency,” Charles Krauthammer said tonight. “What the Founders called … the respect for the opinion of mankind.” “ The Belgians are in the midst of scraping the blood off the walls of their airport, people are still dying, people are not yet found, and he cannot have displays of frivolous entertainment,” Krauthammer said on Thursday’s Special...
  • Poll: Nearly Half Of Republican Women Wouldn't Vote For Trump

    03/24/2016 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 166 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2016 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Poll: Nearly Half Of Republican Women Wouldn't Vote For Trump By GABBY MORRONGIELLO 3/24/16 A new survey of women voters suggests a general election contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could be disastrous for the Republican Party. Nearly half of the female Republican electorate (47 percent) currently has a difficult time imagining voting for Trump as the Republican presidential nominee, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Far fewer say the same of Trump's two remaining opponents, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (32 percent) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (27 percent). Trump also has the worst favorability rating...
  • Welcome to Our Post-Literate Political Culture

    03/24/2016 3:24:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | March 24, 2016 | Ian Tuttle
    Welcome to Our Post-Literate Political Culture By Ian Tuttle March 24, 2016 Donald Trump’s decision not only to threaten Ted Cruz’s wife but, now, to double down and mock her is the most loathsome moment yet in a campaign characterized by vulgarity and bullying. About Trump’s penchant for bullying I wrote yesterday. But about his misogyny, an additional thought. The caption to Trump’s repulsive retweet reads A picture is worth 1000 words, which is generally a stupid thing people say to excuse themselves from the hard work of plumbing their mind for words. In reality, the pictures of Mrs. Trump...
  • DONALD TRUMP OPEN TO NUCLEAR RETALIATION AFTER BRUSSELS ATTACK

    03/24/2016 2:15:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 212 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 24, 2016 | Reena Flores
    DONALD TRUMP OPEN TO NUCLEAR RETALIATION AFTER BRUSSELS ATTACK Reena Flores CBS News March 24, 2016 Donald Trump is not ruling out the use of nuclear weapons in the U.S. fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to an interview with the GOP front-runner that aired on Bloomberg TV Wednesday. Asked if he would consider nuclear retaliation after this week's terror attacks in Brussels, Trump responded: "Well, I'm never gonna rule anything out. And I wouldn't wanna say. Even if I felt -- it wasn't going -- I wouldn't wanna tell you that because, at a...