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  • Trump's Anti-GOP Complaints Are Big News, While Threats to Anti-Trump GOPers Are Ignored

    04/19/2016 10:17:32 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    News Busters ^ | April 15, 2016 | Rich Noyes
    On April 13, ABCs World News Tonight correspondent Tom Llamas devoted most of that nights report to chilling death threats against the Colorado state Republican party chairman, angered at how Donald Trump failed to win any delegates at the weekend party convention. Besides that one report, and two minor mentions (one on ABCs Good Morning America and on Thursdays CBS Evening News), thats all the broadcast news attention given to reports of actual death threats in this increasingly nasty presidential race: 110 seconds in total, not a moment of which was on NBC. But since the Colorado convention through Thursday...
  • John Kasich Came in Fourth in Arizona

    03/23/2016 9:39:03 PM PDT · by TBP · 86 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 23, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Poor Gov. John Kasich. He can't catch a break. In Arizona's Republican primary, Kasich actually found himself in fourth place, despite there only being three Republican candidates remaining in the race. Arizona allows early voting nearly a month before the actual election day. Thus, a whole lot of people voted for Marco Rubio before he suspended his campaign last Tuesday--enough to propel him to a third-place finish. Rubio received nearly 23,000 more votes than Kasich. This, of course, begs the question: why is Kasich still in the race?
  • Higher Ed, Higher Self

    03/13/2016 4:14:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    Newsweek (via SOM) ^ | Special Issue out this month | Newsweek
    Unfortunately, I can't get any of the link to copy.
  • Do You Believe in Miracles?

    03/12/2016 2:00:25 PM PST · by TBP · 41 replies
    Parade ^ | MARCH 11, 2016 | KATY KOONTZ
    It seemed impossible. But the emergency room doctors were telling Christy and Kevin Beam that their 9-year-old daughter Annabel wasnt hurt. Annabel, who had tumbled headfirst 30 feet to the bottom of a hollow cottonwood tree on the familys farm in Burleson, Texas, had no head injuries, no brain damage and no spinal trauma, the doctors said. No broken bones or internal injuriesonly a few minor bumps and bruises. A concussion, at most. Annabel had spent several hours inside the tree, most of that time unresponsive, as rescue teams strategized the best way to free her. When they finally succeeded,...
  • Michelle Fields Files Criminal Charges Against Corey Lewandowski

    03/11/2016 10:59:36 PM PST · by TBP · 92 replies
    Breitbart. ^ | 11 Mar 2016 | Breitbart News
    Benny Johnson of Independent Journal reports that Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields has filed assault charges against Donald Trumps campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Washington Post reporter Ben Terris said Lewandowski roughly pulled her away from Trump while asking a question.
  • Trump Claim About Michelle Fields Contradicts the Evidence

    03/11/2016 10:58:16 PM PST · by TBP · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Mar 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    Breitbart News Network CEO and President Larry Solov released the following statement in response to statements made by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump attacking Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields: Breitbart News stands behind Michelle Fields. Even Donald Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson said Thursday that someone probably did grab her, i.e. Fields, though she claimed it could not have been Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Trumps suggestion that Fields made up the incident Tuesday evening contradicts the evidence, including her own injuries, an account from Washington Post reporter Ben Terris, and audio recorded at the scene.
  • Caucus chaos in Nevada as voters report instances of possible fraud

    02/27/2016 11:38:18 AM PST · by TBP · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/23/16 | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    Chaos reigned early Tuesday evening in Nevada as Republican voters reported instances of ballot stuffing, failure to check if voters were registered and ballot collectors decked out in apparel representing their preferred candidate. Multiple precincts were caucusing at Palo Verde High School in the Las Vegas suburb of Summerlin. In the after-work crush of voters that mobbed the school cafeteria, voters reported to the Washington Examiner instances of caucus volunteers being overwhelmed and failing to check identifications against voter registration lists, leaving open envelopes of completed ballots unattended and running out of ballots. There were some reports of voters filling...
  • Trump Says He 'Can't' Release His Tax Returns. The IRS Doesn't See Why Not.

    02/27/2016 10:52:51 AM PST · by TBP · 85 replies
    Donald Trump says he would like to release his tax returns to the public, but just can't. "I'm being audited now for two or three years, so I can't do it until the audit is finished, obviously. And I think people would understand that," the Republican front-runner said at Thursday night's Republican debate in Houston. The Internal Revenue Service and tax experts, though, say he can. "Nothing prevents individuals from sharing their own tax information," IRS spokesman Anthony Burke said in an email. Audits aren't out of the norm for someone with Trump's wealth, legal experts say, and there's nothing...
  • Donald Trumps Record of Profiting by Duping and Bullying the Little Guys

    02/27/2016 10:00:22 AM PST · by TBP · 52 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/18/2016 | George Rasley
    A lot has been written about how Donald Trumps asset churning and bombastic attacks on partners and takeover targets in Atlantic City may have profited him personally, but ultimately led to the demise of his Atlantic City casino empire, costing small investors, contractors and suppliers millions of dollars and throwing thousands of employees out of work. But as our friend, and former Justice Department lawyer J. Christian Adams has documented, Atlantic City isnt Trumps only failed enterprise, nor is it the only example of how Donald Trump has made money by duping Donald Trumpand bullying the little guys he now...
  • Cruz: I’d Look For and Deport All Illegal Immigrants, Rubio and Trump Would Allow Citizenship

    02/24/2016 1:39:53 PM PST · by TBP · 222 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2016 | IAN HANCHETT
    Republican presidential candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he would seek out and deport all the illegal immigrants in the US and that both fellow candidates Donald Trump and Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)“would allow those 12 million people to become US citizens” on Monday’s “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel. Cruz began by stating [relevant remarks begin around 2:30] that the law should be enforced, and illegal immigrants in the US should be deported. When asked if he would “go look for them” Cruz responded, “Bill, of course you would. That’s what ICE exists...
  • Ted Cruz says this 2-year-old tweet proves that Donald Trump 'SUPPORTS amnesty'

    02/24/2016 11:22:24 AM PST · by TBP · 108 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan. 21, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    "Just a minute ago, I tweeted on Twitter a tweet that Donald sent in 2013," Cruz said during a Boston Herald Radio interview. He was referring to an August 2013 tweet in which the Republican presidential front-runner wrote: "Congress must protect our borders first. Amnesty should be done only if the border is secure and illegal immigration has stopped." Cruz said on the radio on Thursday that Trump was backing the legislative effort partially led by another presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida). "Now in 2013, I was leading the fight against Marco Rubio's 'Gang of Eight' amnesty plan," Cruz...
  • Where Was Donald Trump During the Immigration Fight? Advocating Amnesty

    02/24/2016 10:55:31 AM PST · by TBP · 66 replies ^ | January 23rd, 2016 | streiff
    Back in 1991, a judge found that Trump has conspired with business associates to hire illegal workers and cheat them of their pay: In a ruling released on Thursday, a Federal judge found that Mr. Trump, a group of his associates and a union official conspired to avoid paying pension and welfare-fund contributions by hiring the immigrants to demolish the old Bonwit Teller building on East 57th Street at Fifth Avenue to make way for Trump Tower. Back in 2013, Trump was a big believer in amnesty and in the DREAM program: “You know, the truth is I have a...
  • Donald Trump Financed The Gang of 8

    02/24/2016 10:25:23 AM PST · by TBP · 123 replies
    Conservative News ^ | Feb 11 2016 | ????
    Trump has claimed that no one would be talking about illegal immigration had he not brought it up, which is of course complete nonsense. Even his own talking points dispute that. Trump has repeatedly referenced the ominous “Gang of 8″ as a way of attacking Senator Marco Rubio’s record since the proposed bill would’ve offered a path to citizenship for the illegals The Donald promises to kick out. The Gang of 8 bill was proposed in 2013 so if nothing else, we know immigration was a discussion 3 years ago. Putting aside the fact that Donald proposes roughly the same...
  • Caucus chaos in Nevada as voters report instances of possible fraud

    02/23/2016 9:32:51 PM PST · by TBP · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/23/16 | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    Chaos reigned early Tuesday evening in Nevada as Republican voters reported instances of ballot stuffing, failure to check if voters were registered and ballot collectors decked out in apparel representing their preferred candidate. Multiple precincts were caucusing at Palo Verde High School in the Las Vegas suburb of Summerlin. In the after-work crush of voters that mobbed the school cafeteria, voters reported to the Washington Examiner instances of caucus volunteers being overwhelmed and failing to check identifications against voter registration lists, leaving open envelopes of completed ballots unattended and running out of ballots. There were some reports of voters filling...
  • Multiple people dead in Michigan shootings, suspect at large

    02/20/2016 10:09:43 PM PST · by TBP · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2016 | Associated Press (AP)
    Originally from Associated Press, so link only..Six people are dead and three injured.
  • Icahn Enterprises on the edge of junk, S&P warns

    02/20/2016 10:06:05 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 19, 2016 | 10:45pm | Josh Kosman
    Billionaire Carl Icahn, who last year produced a video warning of the “danger ahead” for the US economy, may need to focus on fixing his own publicly listed company. Standard & Poor’s warned Friday that the activist investor’s $6.3 billion holding company was in danger of being downgraded to junk after taking a big hit on energy and commodity bets. The credit ratings firm placed Icahn Enterprises on watch with “negative implications,” adding there is “at least a one-in-two likelihood that we may lower the ratings within the next 90 days.”
  • Trump On Obamacare: ‘I Like The Mandate’

    02/20/2016 9:50:01 PM PST · by TBP · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/19/16 | Kerry Picket
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told CNN’s Anderson Cooper he likes the mandate established by President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act that everyone must have insurance or pay a fine. Cooper asked Trump during a town hall forum on Thursday night “If Obamacare is repealed and there’s no mandate for everybody to have insurance, what’s to — why would [an] insurance company … insure somebody who has a pre-existing condition?” Completing this poll entitles you to Daily Caller news updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use....
  • Does This 1960 Resolution Prevent Supreme Court Appointments Ahead Of An Election?

    02/20/2016 2:35:40 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    Conservative Byte ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2016 | Juliegrace Brufke
    While Democrats in the upper chamber – including Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, both of which called for blocking former President George W. Bush’s nominations – have slammed the GOP for its decision not to consider a nominee until after a new president is elected, Democrats have not always held that stance. The Democrat-controlled Senate passed a resolution in 1960 preventing a recess appointment, much to the dismay of Republicans. As first reported by The Washington Post – S.RES. 334, also known as Expressing the Sense of the Senate That The President Should Not...
  • US Marshals arresting people for WHAT?

    02/20/2016 2:31:47 PM PST · by TBP · 98 replies
    Conservative Byte ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    Believe it or not, the US Marshals Service in Houston is arresting people for not paying their outstanding federal student loans. Paul Aker says he was arrested at his home last week for a $1500 federal student loan he received in 1987. He says seven deputy US Marshals showed up at his home with guns and took him to federal court where he had to sign a payment plan for the 29-year-old school loan.
  • Charles Koch says he actually agrees with Bernie Sanders

    02/20/2016 2:26:20 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 19, 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Billionaire Charles Koch’s political network plans to spend hundreds of millions to back Republicans in 2016, but he has penned an article agreeing with Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders about an economic system he calls “rigged to help the privileged few.” “He believes we have a two-tiered society that increasingly dooms millions of our fellow citizens to lives of poverty and hopelessness,” he wrote in the Washington Post. “He thinks many corporations seek and benefit from corporate welfare while ordinary citizens are denied opportunities . . . I agree with him.” But Koch offered a solution Sanders was sure to reject — stop...
  • Are We Finally Unhooking from Hook Up Culture?

    02/20/2016 1:22:51 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies ^ | Chelsea Samuelson
    The decade-old dating website OkCupid has been asking their users personal preference questions since the site’s inception. The company recently released the results of a study on the sexual mores of some million or so users, showing how users’ views have shifted since 2005. The company asked a series of questions and sorted out the answers from both men and women, and further broke them down by those who identified as straight, bisexual, and homosexual. The responses to two questions stand out: When asked “Would you consider sleeping with someone on the first date?” compared to ten years ago every...
  • Legendary NY Republican rips party for not backing Trump

    02/20/2016 1:17:24 PM PST · by TBP · 84 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2016 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Donald Trump has won the backing of a legendary New York Republican — who also blasted his own state party’s failure to rally behind the candidacy of its “favorite son’’ presidential hopeful. “You have in Donald Trump a tremendous New York businessman with thousands of employees, a man who helped remake Manhattan for the better, and one who was always there with a contribution when we needed him to back us,” former state GOP Chairman Bill Powers told The Post. Powers said he feared Trump was already angry enough at the New York GOP that if he becomes president he’ll...
  • After Mollycoddling Castro, Pope Francis Blunders In Attack on Trump

    02/20/2016 1:07:50 PM PST · by TBP · 21 replies
    New York Sun ^ | February 20, 2016 | Conrad Black
    The Pope’s ill-considered comments about Donald Trump are of a piece with hysterical overreactions to him and his candidacy in this and other countries. No pope has ever overtly intervened in an American political campaign before. The only known intervention by the Roman Catholic leadership in U.S. elections were in 1936 and 1940. On the former occasion, the ravings of Father Charles E. Coughlin, the mellifluous Canadian-born radio priest, had become so irritating to then-president Franklin D. Roosevelt that Pope Pius XI sent the Vatican secretary of State, Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli (who would succeed the pope as Pius XII in...
  • While Rubio and Cruz shine, Trump continues his clown show

    02/20/2016 12:42:17 PM PST · by TBP · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 18, 2016 | John Podhoretz
    Two remarkably impressive candidates (and Ben Carson, who’s whatever) made dazzling impressions Wednesday night at CNN’s town hall. Meanwhile, Donald Trump rode in his clown car for an hour on MSNBC. Marco Rubio staged a master class on reformist conservative policy in one of the most substantive presentations on American politics ever broadcast on television. For his part, Ted Cruz eloquently staked his claim to the mantle of anti-Establishment conservative confrontationalism and hammered home his arguments against Rubio’s supposed prevarications on immigration and Trump’s ludicrous lawsuit against him for running an attack ad. Meanwhile, sitting with Joe Scarborough and Mika...
  • What Is Sanders Hiding?

    02/20/2016 12:32:23 PM PST · by TBP · 66 replies
    New York Sun ^ | Seth Lipsky
    It’s long been known that the only self-professed socialist in the Senate spent time on a kibbutz, or communal farm. Nothing wrong with that. But so tight-lipped has Mr. Sanders been about it that the Israeli daily Haaretz put its reporters on the mystery. “One of Israel’s best-kept secrets” is how the paper described the name of Mr. Sanders’ kibbutz. At one point it thought it had found the senator’s name in a kibbutz archive, but it turned out to be a Bernice Stamder. Haaretz finally solved the mystery last week, with the discovery, in its own files, of an...
  • How the GOP race changes after South Carolina

    02/20/2016 12:14:29 PM PST · by TBP · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 19, 2016 | Linda Chavez
    The likeliest victims on Saturday are John Kasich and Jeb Bush. If Bush comes in near the bottom, as polls suggest, he’s done. Kasich really can’t hold on after South Carolina and would be wise to return home to do the good job he’s been doing in Ohio. But Donald Trump also faces challenges Saturday. If he fails to come in a very strong first, his claim to front-runner status begins to weaken. Who would benefit most from Trump’s slip? The conventional answer is Ted Cruz, but I think that’s wrong. Cruz may well overcome Trump in South Carolina, as...
  • ‘Subversion’ of the Court

    02/20/2016 12:01:17 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    New York Sun ^ | February 16, 2016 | New York Sun Editorial Board
    The suggestion by the Financial Times that the Senate’s recalcitrance on a replacement for Justice Scalia amounts to “subversion” of the Supreme Court strikes us as all too typical of the loss clarity in respect of the Constitution. It calls the reluctance of the Senate to give an automatic pass to whomever President Obama puts up for the high bench “the most blatant power grab by Republicans in Congress.” It calls it a “naked threat to hijack the nomination process.” NO WONDER WE OPTED FOR INDEPENDENCE: George III, depicted in an early 19th Century cartoon, driving out the attempt at...
  • Dick Cheney: Donald Trump ‘Sounds Like a Liberal Democrat’ on Iraq War, 9/11

    02/19/2016 9:24:32 PM PST · by TBP · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 15, 2016 9:00pm | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served alongside former President George W. Bush, issued a bold criticism of Republican presidential contender Donald Trump Monday, saying the billionaire “sounds like a liberal Democrat” when it comes to the Iraq war and 9/11. “You heard at the debate Saturday Donald Trump accuse President Bush and his team of purposefully lying the country into war in Iraq, saying, ‘I will tell you they lied, they said there were weapons of mass destruction, there were none. They knew there were none.’ Your response?” Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked. The former vice president was...
  • Trump, Lies, and Bankruptcy

    02/19/2016 9:18:46 PM PST · by TBP · 77 replies
    JTF News ^ | February 16, 2016 | Shlomo
    Donald Trump is a habitual liar, and the thing about habitual liars is that they lie habitually. In a testy exchange with former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Trump insisted that he’d never gone bankrupt, and that claims to the contrary are a lie. That’s the Trump magic right there: Lying about your business history is one thing, lying that your critics are lying about it is another. Trump has a peculiar way of speaking about bankruptcy: He has a deep aversion to the word itself. He speaks of “putting a company into a chapter” without ever answering the implicit question:...
  • 2002 Interview Contradicts Trump on Early Opposition to Iraq War

    02/19/2016 9:05:37 PM PST · by TBP · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | FEB 19 2016 | ALI VITALI
    A 2002 interview with Howard Stern shows Trump saying that he did, in fact, support the invasion. "Yeah, I guess so," Trump told the radio host when asked directly. "I wish the first time it was done correctly." The Stern interview is in direct contrast with what Trump has been saying on the campaign trail, where he's been touting his early opposition to the war as an example of his foreign policy "vision." He didn't deny the comments. "I could have said that," Trump said, later saying that he "may have" made that statement.
  • Ted Cruz Says Donald Trump’s Immigration Policy Amounts to 'Amnesty'

    02/19/2016 8:50:46 PM PST · by TBP · 117 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | JESSICA HOPPER
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz has praised Donald Trump for making illegal immigration a central issue of the Republican presidential race, but in an exclusive interview with ABC News, Cruz said that Trump’s immigration plan amounts to amnesty. "So Donald Trump's position is once you deport them, it's what's called touchback. A lot of establishment Republicans had touchback," Cruz said in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. "Basically you make them fly back to their country for a minute, touch the ground, and then they come back with amnesty as citizens. Now, Donald is entitled to do that. He can...
  • Ted Cruz Says Second Amendment Will Be Written Out of the Constitution If Any of These Presidential

    02/15/2016 1:07:23 PM PST · by TBP · 96 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 14, 2016 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The Texas senator told NBC’s Chuck Todd Sunday morning that he is looking forward to debating either of the Democratic presidential contenders on the future of the Supreme Court. However, according to Cruz, it isn’t just the two Democrats who could immeasurably alter the interpretation of the Constitution, in particular when it comes to gun rights. “If Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders wins, or for that matter, if Donald Trump wins — whose record is indistinguishable from them on a great many issues — then we will see the Second Amendment written out of the Constitution,” Cruz said. Cruz also...

    02/15/2016 1:00:56 PM PST · by TBP · 75 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 15, 2016 3:53pm | No byline
    Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz continued to joust for primacy heading into the South Carolina primary next weekend, foregoing policy differences for name-calling and insults. Trump called Cruz "nuts," "dishonest" and "an unstable person," while Cruz questioned both Trump's conservative credentials and whether he had the temperament to be president. Cruz is trying to weaken Trump's standing among South Carolina's social conservatives and evangelical Christians, a key voting bloc in Saturday's contest. "The people of South Carolina want a consistent conservative they can trust," Cruz told reporters before his rally in Aiken. About the same time at a...
  • Prayers for Atheist Richard Dawkins After His Stroke Sparked Outrage

    02/15/2016 12:47:31 PM PST · by TBP · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell
    The church, which is the worldwide head of the Anglican Communion, tweeted well-wishes for Dawkins, 74, and his family on Friday night, writing, “Prayers for Prof Dawkins and his family.” “The tweet was a prayer,” he wrote. “Nothing controversial in that.” Despite intending no ill will in sending the tweet, Arora said that a row quickly unfolded, with some claiming that the Church of England was “trolling” Dawkins over his illness. In the end, Arora said that the reactions made it apparent that there is profound confusion prayer. “What is clear in some of the responses is a misunderstanding of...
  • If Republicans Lose the Fight Over Scalia’s Replacement, They Lose Me

    02/15/2016 12:36:34 PM PST · by TBP · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 15, 2016 12:13pm | Matt Walsh
    Within minutes of the man’s death — and this, by the way, is a man with a wife, nine kids and dozens of grandkids — progressives erupted with applause and jubilation all over social media. Plenty of outlets have compiled some of the celebratory remarks, but that probably isn’t necessary. If you didn’t see it, you can imagine. And keep in mind, these weren’t just a few scattered bad apples, but thousands and thousands of human beings gloating over the still warm corpse of a man so decent and admirable that some of his closest friends belonged to the ideological...
  • Rubio Hits Cruz With a Surprise Left Hook: ‘He Doesn't Speak Spanish’ Watch How Cruz Responds

    02/14/2016 5:49:08 PM PST · by TBP · 147 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 13, 2016 11:22pm | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    GOP presidential contenders Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio continued their ongoing feud over immigration during Saturday night’s debate, but as the vocal South Carolina audience got involved, the pair let the insults fly. Cruz said Rubio “supports citizenship for 12 million people here illegally. In addition to that, Marco went on Univision in Spanish and said he would not rescind President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty on his first day in office,” Cruz said. “I have promised to rescind every single executive action, including that one.” Rubio wasn’t having any of that. “Well first of all,” the Florida senator replied,...
  • Trump: Bush Lied About WMD, 9-11 Bush’s Fault

    02/14/2016 5:34:11 PM PST · by TBP · 181 replies
    Cowboy Byte ^ | February 14, 2016 | Patriot Tribune
    Trump certainly sound like Obama when he was talking about George Bush. If there weren’t WMD’s how did Saddam Hussein use them? Why did we keep finding left overs for many years to come? Yes, Saddam exaggerated what he had, but there was enough WMD’s to worry about. Plus I don’t know anyone even on the liberal side that blames Bush for 9-11. That was just way off. This really could be Trump’s downfall. Check it out: Donald Trump and Jeb Bush argue over Iraq, 9/11 and weapons of mass destruction at Saturday night’s debate moderated by CBS News. Trump...
  • Cruz: Trump May Owe ‘Billions’ in Loans to Big Banks (Feb 1 article)

    02/12/2016 8:27:07 PM PST · by TBP · 175 replies
    When Donald Trump heard that Ted Cruz had taken out a loan from Goldman Sachs (against his own investments, by the way), he lashed out at his rival. The loan proved that Cruz was owned by the banks! He could not be trusted! He'd just do Goldman's bidding! Oh my, how terrible! Yes, Cruz was clearly a crony of the big banks. This criticism caused the Cruz campaign to study Trump's own finances a bit. What they've discovered is downright shocking: Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Sunday said GOP front-runner Donald Trump owes “hundreds of millions or even billions”...
  • Carly Fiorina ends presidential bid

    02/10/2016 3:27:21 PM PST · by TBP · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Carly Fiorina is ending her bid for the Republican presidential nomination. The former Hewlett-Packard executive announced the decision on Facebook Wednesday after finishing seventh in New Hampshire's primary. "While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them," Fiorina said in a post. The writing was on the wall after she didn't qualify for last week's ABC News debate, and a last-minute campaign on her behalf to allow her in was unsuccessful. Fiorina's...
  • How Close Was Donald Trump To The Mob?

    02/10/2016 3:12:00 PM PST · by TBP · 173 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JULY 28, 2015 | David Marcus
    Trump was building his eponymous empire of hotels, casinos, and high rises in the early 1980s in New York City and Atlantic City. In both places, the construction industry was firmly under the thumb of the mafia. And in both places there are literally concrete connections between La Cosa Nostra and Trump’s lavish projects. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, who has covered Trump for decades, has written a very useful list of questions for Trump. Many focus on his ties to the mob. In addition in his 1992 book, “Trump, The Deals and the Downfall,” author Wayne Barrett lays...
  • Why Isn't the Media asking About Donald Trump's Mob Connections?

    02/10/2016 3:02:03 PM PST · by TBP · 70 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/3/15 | Thom Hartmann
    Trump Tower was built by a mob-owned company and the building that was torn down to make room for it was apparently torn down by illegal workers.
  • I’m an atheist. So why can’t I shake God?

    02/07/2016 10:35:14 PM PST · by TBP · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 7, 2016 | Elizabeth King
    Although I’ve been a content atheist for a decade, somehow God has found a way to stick around in my mind. Not the God of the Bible who created heaven and Earth — the God that lingers with me is harder to explain. The idea of God pesters me and makes me think that maybe I’m not as devoted to my beliefs as I’d like to think I am and would like to be. Maybe I’m still subconsciously afraid of hell and want to go to heaven when I die. It’s confusing and frustrating to feel the presence of something...
  • Is This a Dirty Trick?

    02/05/2016 9:06:30 PM PST · by TBP · 79 replies
    iowacruzgirl on Twitter ^ | February 4, 2016 | Iowa Cruz Girl
    I had Trump, Carson & Rubio voters tell me at our Iowa Caucus that I couldn't vote 4 Cruz because he was not a citizen! That's a caucus 4 u
  • Carson Adviser Armstrong Williams, Not Cruz Campaign, Announced Possible Suspension of Campaign

    02/05/2016 7:23:22 PM PST · by TBP · 124 replies
    The conservative Historian ^ | February 2, 2016 | Jonathan Henderson
    Carson’s team has yet to produce corroborating emails to prove their allegations. It still remains possible, given that reports just past midnight might suggest Carson may well drop out. Speculation abounded Monday night that GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson might drop out of the race, after news broke that Carson was not sticking around in Iowa to wait out caucus results, nor heading directly to New Hampshire or South Carolina for the next primaries on the calendar. The Carson campaign, now involved in another PR nightmare, had to dispel the rumors later today by blaming everyone but what the doctor...
  • If You Don’t Love This Ad, You Don’t Know Politics At All

    02/05/2016 11:01:41 AM PST · by TBP · 19 replies
    The Hayride ^ | February 4 | MacAoidh
    Our buddy Rick Shaftan just forwarded us the latest spot that his messaging shop has put together for the pro-Ted Cruz Courageous Conservatives PAC, and it’s really something. It frames the GOP race for the folks in New Hampshire as a three-way contest – with Marco Rubio as the lightweight, Donald Trump as the deadweight and Cruz as the heavyweight. And its critique of Rubio and Trump – namely, that while Rubio is likable he doesn’t have a whole lot of accomplishments on his resume signifying his fitness to be president (Rubio probably has more than the ad gives him...
  • When punishing dissenters is in vogue

    02/01/2016 2:21:52 PM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, February 1, 2016 | Tammy Bruce
    The appeal of Mr. Trump, in its face, is clear. He rips away the scourge of political correctness, a virus that is destroying the country from within. We’re all rightly concerned about terrorism, but that’s a cancer that will only finish off this nation. The tipping point for me was last week’s absurd drama surrounding new attacks by the Trump gang on Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. She’s “unfair” we’re told, and shouldn’t moderate the debate. This stemmed from the first debate when Ms. Kelly asked Mr. Trump to explain his attitude toward women many consider misogynistic. Yes, you can be...
  • Mosque chosen by Obama for visit has links to extremist groups

    02/01/2016 2:11:04 PM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, January 30, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The Baltimore mosque that President Obama will visit this week to show support for American Muslims has historical ties to radical Islamic groups. The Islamic Society of Baltimore had an imam who was a leading figure in the extremist Muslim Brotherhood. The organization also is connected to the Islamic Society of North America, a Muslim civil rights group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a 2008 criminal prosecution in which several individuals were convicted of funneling money to the terrorist group Hamas.
  • ‘This was all planned’: Former IG says Hillary, State Dept. are lying

    02/01/2016 1:45:47 PM PST · by TBP · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 31, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    The State Department is lying when it says it didn’t know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal emails and a private server to conduct official business — because it never set up an agency email address for her in the first place, the department’s former top watchdog says. “This was all planned in advance” to skirt rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. Krongard, who served as the agency’s inspector general from 2005 to 2008. The Harvard-educated lawyer points out that, from Day One, Clinton was never assigned and never used a
  • Vanessa Hudgens performs in ‘Grease: Live’ after dad dies

    02/01/2016 1:08:23 PM PST · by TBP · 23 replies
    Page Six ^ | January 31, 2016 | Emily Smith
    <p>Vanessa Hudgens performed on “Grease: Live!” Sunday, hours after announcing that her father, Greg Hudgens, had lost his battle with cancer.</p> <p>She appeared alongside Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Keke Palmer and Carly Rae Jepsen on the Fox special.</p>
  • [Vanity] This Made Me Laugh

    01/31/2016 3:45:24 PM PST · by TBP · 42 replies
    paper | today | Saw it in the paper
    Apparently, the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA has a player named Cam Payne. In this political season, that made me laugh. What an appropriate name!