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  • John Kasich suspending campaign: Source tells NBC News

    05/04/2016 9:11:15 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 165 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1205 EST 04 MAY 16 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to suspend his run to be the GOP presidential nominee, a senior campaign advisor told NBC News on Wednesday. He had previously cancelled a planned event in order to make a Wednesday night statement in Ohio. Kasich was left the only man standing against Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary race after Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suspended his run on Tuesday night.
  • Cruz Drops OUT

    05/03/2016 5:31:34 PM PDT · by austinaero · 108 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 05/03/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    Ted Cruz is quitting the presidential race, according to campaign manager Jeff Roe, ending one of the best-organized campaigns of 2016 after a series of stinging defeats left Donald Trump as the only candidate capable of clinching the nomination outright.
  • Cruz's faltering campaign shows the risks of depending on a few wealthy donors

    05/02/2016 2:42:39 PM PDT · by catnipman · 77 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/2/2016 | Joseph Tanfani and Noah Bierman
    Ted Cruz, in his outsider’s bid for the White House, has depended heavily on the largesse of just three wealthy donors to establish credibility and stay afloat amid a chaotic nominating process that killed off most of his rivals. Now, at perhaps the most desperate moment in his quest to win the Republican nomination, Cruz is learning the perils of relying on strong-willed magnates who carry their own agendas and have demanded an unprecedented level of control in how their money is spent. ...
  • Trumps Harsh Words on Immigration Is Motivating Immigrants

    05/02/2016 4:17:50 AM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 44 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | 5/2/2016 | Sergio Bustos, Associated Press
    Tens of thousands of immigrants seeking citizenship as immigration is key campaign issue. MIAMI (AP) — Tens of thousands of immigrants are applying for U.S. citizenship in a year when immigration is at the center in this year's presidential campaign. Many immigration advocates say fear of Donald Trump becoming president is motivating many longtime immigrants to apply for citizenship, so they can vote. On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina (oh-SPEE'-nah) stood in a long line to take the first step
  • Unemployment rises… among Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffers [Sanders Campaign shedding workers]

    04/28/2016 4:27:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The economy may be experiencing a steady, if tepid recovery, but there are still layoffs taking place. I don’t just mean the ones at Lockheed Martin here, but rather inside the campaign organization of Bernie Sanders. With most of the states having already voted, Sanders’ team is shedding workers this week and they number in the hundreds. (CNN) Bernie Sanders’ campaign is laying off more than 200 workers, campaign manager Jeff Weaver said Wednesday.The campaign is downsizing from its current 550-member team to between 325 to 350 workers, said Weaver, who added that at one point the Sanders’ staff...
  • Bernie Sanders To Cut 'Hundreds Of Campaign Jobs' And Focus On Winning California

    04/27/2016 4:55:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | APRIL 27, 2016, 4:42 PM EDT | Sara Jerde
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said he would cut hundreds of jobs and re-shift the focus of his campaign toward winning the California primary next month, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Sanders' comments came a day after he lost four primaries in Northeastern states to opponent Hillary Clinton, who already had hundreds more delegates promised to her campaign. In the wake of those losses, Sanders said he didn't need as many staffers around the country as he had before. “So what we are going to do is allocate our resources to the 14 contests that remain, and...
  • Trump’s Team Pitches His Legitimacy At Hollywood RNC Meeting (Trumps new tone)

    04/22/2016 12:31:44 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 14 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | April 21, 2016 | Ted Scoutin
    Donald Trump’s team hit the floor of the Republican National Committee meeting...to lay out the plan for the front-runner’s path to the White House. “How’d it go in there?” CBS4’s Hank Tester asked Paul Manafort,...“I was very pleased. We came here to let everybody know we are committed to work with them and answer any question. We are very happy that everybody knows we are a united team. In May or June we will all be one team again,” he said. It’s good news after the RNC voted down a plan to recommend a rules change for the national convention....
  • Leaked Trump Campaign Memo Reveals Big Delegate Prediction

    04/22/2016 7:52:14 AM PDT · by Ceebass · 11 replies
    Restoring Libety ^ | 22 April 16 | Jack Davis
    Even as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, maintains that no one will win enough delegates to secure the Republican presidential nomination on the first ballot, the campaign of front-runner Donald Trump is predicting Trump will shatter the number needed for victory. “The Cruz spin machine produces more lies than anything else,” says a memo distributed late Tuesday by the Trump campaign to Trump surrogates. “Our projections call for us to accumulate over 1400 delegates and thus a first ballot nomination win in Cleveland” . . . The memo instructs Trump supporters to continue Trump’s line of criticizing the Republican National Committee...
  • Donald Trump Looks To New York To Reboot Campaign

    04/19/2016 4:21:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Mike Flynn
    The New York primary on Tuesday begins a seven-week dash to the final state primaries in the Republican nomination process.
  • Priebus 'Not Going to Allow Anyone to Rewrite the Rules of Our Party'

    04/18/2016 6:51:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 18, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said "there's no room for threatening the delegates or the convention or anybody that would be going to our national convention," but he passed off much of that talk as "rhetoric and hyperbole." Priebus told NBC on Sunday that, as Donald Trump calls the delegate-selection process rigged, "I don't know what the motivation is." "There's really nothing that's rigged or being changed or altered. These are the same rules that were in place basically for over a century," he said. "But, at the very least, there's no way around the fact that all of...
  • [From April 11, 2016] EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan (De

    04/18/2016 12:34:07 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    The Observer ^ | April 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Out out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any of the candidates who have...
  • (Vanity) My alternative to "Crooked Hillary": Heartless

    04/18/2016 12:01:16 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 21 replies
    It's a vanity, but also a comment to the Trump campaign. Trump came up with "Crooked Hillary" for her nickname, to follow up on his "Lyin' Ted" theme. My wife and I think that while Hillary is totally corrupt, this might not be the best nickname. For one thing, it lacks alliteration. My wife is extremely upset about Hillary's post-Benghazi performance. It's bad enough that she lied to the American public, told different stories (terrorists versus movie) to different heads of state, and to Chelsea. What is unforgiveable in her (our) view, and completely heartless, is the way she lied...
  • Five Best [books]: Robert W. Merry on presidential campaigns

    04/16/2016 5:32:29 PM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 15, 2016 | Robert W, Merry
    The Making of the President, 1960 By Theodore H. White (1961) 1. Reporter Teddy White kicked up a sensation with his narrative of the tumult, gamesmanship and drama of the 1960 campaign. He rendered in vivid detail the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of the spectacle. On Election Day at Hyannisport, John Kennedy didn’t just light up a cigar while awaiting election results—it was a “Havana Royal panatela.” After lunch the candidate emerged from his house wearing a pair of shoes, one of which was “glossily polished, as usual—the other scuffed and dirty.” Thus did White transport his readers to...
  • Wasserman Schultz: 'I Really Want to Get Trump a Pacifier'

    04/14/2016 3:51:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 14, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said she wants to get Donald Trump a pacifier, and expressed concern about delegates being "harassed" by pro-Bernie forces. Wasserman Schultz noted on CNN this morning that "while certainly it's understandable that as you get closer to a significant primary contest that it's going to get a little bit more edgy, so to speak...my guidance -- my caution, to not only the candidates but their supporters, is to really make sure that we continue to have the robust and substantive discussion on that debate stage that I'm so proud of both of...
  • Happy First Birthday, Hillary Clinton’s Campaign!

    04/14/2016 5:29:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 13, 2016 | Kemberlee Kaye
    A year ago today, Hillary Clinton officially launched her presidential campaign. To commemorate the birthday of Hillary’s second presidential campaign, the good folks over at National Review have put together a highlight reel, chock full of many of our favorite moments from the campaign. Happy One Year Campaign Anniversary, Hillary Enjoy.
  • OT pay for Kasich security detail jumps 64% amid campaign

    04/10/2016 1:19:53 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 8 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 4-10-2016 | Randy Ludlow
    As Ohio Gov. John Kasich campaigned for the presidency, Ohio taxpayers paid $222,243 in overtime during the past year to the state troopers who guard him on the road and at home. The nine State Highway Patrol troopers assigned to the governor's executive-protection unit earned $183,600 in overtime in 2015, a 64-percent jump from 2014, according to state payroll records released today in response to a request from The Dispatch. Four troopers earned more than $20,000 in overtime pay last year for working more than 40 hours a week; one earned nearly $27,000 to boost his annual pay to $94,400....
  • Sketchy Ted Cruz Campaign Fundraiser Recorded Telling Donors They Can Violate Finance Laws…

    04/09/2016 4:43:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 144 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 9 2016 | Sundance
    Senator Ted Cruz has at least eight Super-PAC’s assisting his presidential campaign; and according to a recording obtained by Politico a Cruz’s campaign bundler was directing large donors toward one PAC specifically. The “Stand for Truth” PAC. However, the campaign appears to have, yet again, gone into the land of illegality with the following statement (via audio recording): “If you hit your max then we have a table for you that is the unlimited table,” Keet Lewis, a bundler for the campaign and co-host of a Dec. 30 fundraiser in Dallas, says on the recording provided to POLITICO. “It can...
  • Organizational strength? Cruz raised $32 million in Q1

    04/08/2016 11:58:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Ted Cruz wants to make the argument that he’s best prepared to take on Hillary Clinton in two ways. First, he’s an authentic anti-establishment conservative who has no taint of crony politics or connections to the Clinton establishment, unlike you-kn0w-who. Second, his organization is better prepared to out-organize and out-hustle the Democrats. Bloomberg’s report on Cruz’ fundraising helps underscore the second argument, with a total of $32 million in the first quarter of 2016: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz raised $12.5m in March, campaign says in news release. Cruz raised $7.6m in January, $11.9m in February, according to FEC...
  • Trump convention manager: 'Winning isn't enough'

    04/08/2016 11:47:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2016 | Julia Manchester
    Donald Trump's convention manager, Republican strategist Paul Manafort, described his new role in the campaign Friday, saying it shows the billionaire's signature leadership style. "This is an example of Donald Trump managing, and the type of leadership he will bring to the presidency in November," Manafort said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo. "He also understood that winning isn't enough, that it's about how you win and how much you win." Manafort told CNN, "I work directly for the boss," a notable departure from the usual workflow at Trump's 2016 operation, where most campaign staff answer to campaign...
  • Clinton Campaign Uses Noise Machine To Block Reporters From Hearing Fundraiser Speech

    04/07/2016 9:57:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign team reportedly used a static noise machine on Thursday to block reporters outside of a fundraiser in Denver from hearing her remarks. That’s according to Stan Bush, a reporter for Denver’s CBS-4, who was stationed outside of the event, which was held outdoors at the home of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a superdelegate who has endorsed Clinton. Stan Bush ✔ ‎@StanBushTV Guess @HillaryClinton campaign dsn't want reporters to hear fundraiser speech. Turned on a static noise machine pointed at us when she spoke 5:08 PM - 7 Apr 2016 1,235 1,235 Retweets 1,136
  • Trump campaign denies report team is in disarray

    04/06/2016 7:42:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    The Week ^ | 04/06/2016 | Catherine Garcia
    Multiple source told Politico that layoffs, outbursts from Corey Lewandowski, and a lack of attention to detail are to blame for low morale among Donald Trump campaign staffers. Since March, several field staff workers have been laid off, and many members of the South Carolina, Florida, and Ohio teams have not had their contracts renewed, sources said. One layoff in particular has made a huge impact, Politico reports: The leader of the data team was let go, and because he didn't train a successor, the campaign is now unable to access some data. Another source said several staffers and advisors...
  • Is Hillary Cross-Eyed

    04/02/2016 11:43:55 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 40 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 2, 2016 | Corky Boyd
    Much has been made over Hillary Clinton’s prolonged hospital stay for a concussion in December 2012. But recent photos during her campaign show her cross-eyed. Here are some photos that show the situation. It is doubtful they were Photoshopped. Two were taken by an MSNBC photographer and published on the MSNBC’s website. The most recent one is a color AP photo carried by Drudge today (4/02/16).
  • For His Unconventional Campaign, Donald Trump Looks to an Unorthodox Manager (Corey Lewandowki)

    03/29/2016 9:44:02 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    He was a lobbyist who represented one client who sought funds from the federal stimulus program and then another, a group backed by the Koch brothers, who opposed it. He was a political operative who once debated a cardboard cutout of the Democratic governor of New Hampshire to protest tax rates. And he was a congressional aide who was arrested after he brought a gun to work, then sued when he did not get it back. Perhaps not surprisingly, the campaign manager for Donald J. Trump’s unorthodox bid for president, Corey Lewandowski, a 40­year­old New Hampshire resident, does not have...
  • The Unarmed Forces Medley (TRUMP for Prez)

    03/29/2016 6:03:03 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 8 replies
    Trump For President
  • Cruz campaign cancels Heidi’s New York appearances

    03/29/2016 7:31:32 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 220 replies
    NY POST ^ | March 29, 2016 | Marisa Schultz
    Ted Cruz’s campaign on Monday abruptly canceled two New York appearances by his wife so she could rush to Wisconsin to stump with him ahead of that state’s April 5 primary approaches. The Texas senator was ready to put aside his dislike of “New York values” and stick it to Donald Trump in his own backyard, bringing the GOP battle to the billionaire’s base. Heidi Cruz, just days after Trump mocked her mental state and appearance, was slated to meet voters at Connect Church in Bellmore, LI, Tuesday and then hit the Brighton Beach Jewish Center, the senator’s site said...
  • Kasich Campaign Pulls Ads From Wisconsin Radio: Drop-Out Incoming?

    03/28/2016 1:21:07 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 58 replies
    The Ring of Fire Network ^ | March 28, 2016 | The Ring of Fire Network
    Late Monday morning, Wisconsin conservative radio host Charles Sykes made the announcement via Twitter that the Kasich campaign ordered an immediate pull of all radio campaign ads from Wisconsin markets. BREAKING: Kasich campaign immediately pulling all radio ads from Wisconsin markets. — Charles Sykes (@SykesCharlie) March 28, 2016 With rumors swirling that candidate John Kasich is running woefully short on cash in a race he has no mathematical chance of winning, it would not be particularly surprising to see Kasich dropping out. As recently as Sunday, Kasich said that calls for him to drop out by competitor Ted Cruz were...
  • Penises, Prostitutes and Trophy Wives. What has happened to the Conservative movement?

    03/27/2016 10:40:13 AM PDT · by Bruce Navin
    Bruce Navin
    Donald Trump is likely on the verge of losing the Republican primary, falling short of the number of delegates required to win the presidential nomination. But, as bullies are wont to do, Trump is now trying desperately to change the rules—to argue that the nomination should go not to the candidate who wins 1,237 delegates but to whoever comes closest. Here are the hard facts: As of today, 32 states have cast votes in the Republican presidential race through primaries, caucuses or conventions. In every single one of them, the anti-Trump forces have won a majority. In 22 of those...
  • Lyin’ Ted Cruz Campaign Refuses To Give FEC Details of Campaign Loans From Goldman Sachs

    03/26/2016 6:18:35 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 27 replies
    Interesting development. It appears the Cruz Campaign is planning to slow walk the information on the 2011/2012 campaign loans: (Yahoo News) Ted Cruz has rebuffed a request by the Federal Election Commission to disclose more information about some $1 million in loans he received from two major Wall Street banks during his 2012 Senate campaign. In a letter to the FEC this week, the treasurer of Cruz’s 2012 campaign turned down a request by agency auditors to reveal in writing “the complete terms” of two personal loans Cruz received from Goldman Sachs and Citibank — the proceeds of which, he...
  • Cruz Sex Scandal Story Just the Latest Bombshell (Possible Explanation for $500k Fiorina Donation?)

    03/25/2016 4:16:19 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 113 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 3/25/2016 | Joseph P. Williams
    Last July, a Cruz-affiliated super PAC donated $500,000 to Fiorina's campaign, without explanation -- a highly unusual move that is being reexamined in light of the Enquirer's report about Cruz's indiscretions. And Fiorina made a highly publicized last-minute endorsement of Cruz in the final days before the Florida primary, helping him come in a respectable second to Trump and keeping his White House hopes alive.
  • ANALYSIS. John Kasich’s Campaign May Be Out Of Cash Before April

    03/21/2016 10:43:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/21/2016
    Money is the mother’s milk of politics. If a candidate can’t raise money, they can’t compete. Contrary to what Democrats would have you think, this is a feature, not a bug. If no one is confident enough of your prospects or governance to finance you, you probably shouldn’t be in the race.Right now, for all his bluster, John Kasich is approaching what, in Appalachia, is called nut-cutting time. That time where you have to either accomplish something or fold. Back in February, I posted on the end-of-year campaign finance reports for the various candidates. At the time, John Kasich was...
  • Senator Cruz, Governor Kasich, It's Decision Time

    03/16/2016 12:08:07 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 138 replies
    My own workup | 03/16/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    The long 2016 presidential campaign trail is nearing the end.  One person now has a chance of winning the delegates needed to avoid a floor fight at the Republican Convention this July in Cleveland, Ohio.  That man is Donald J. Trump. Out of a field of seventeen, three men are left standing.  Two of them have a question to ponder.  That question is this. Senator Cruz, Governor Kasich, what do you two want your legacy to be? At the current time, Senator Cruz needs 84% of the remaining delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot.  Governor Kasich needs...
  • Senate GOPs Refuse to Budge on Obama's 'Bipartisan' SCOTUS Pick

    03/16/2016 10:49:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 16, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Despite President Obama citing the bipartisan congressional support his Supreme Court pick received in the past, Senate Republicans vowed to remain firm on not moving nominee Merrick Garland forward. Garland, a Harvard Law grad and the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1997, stood by Obama's side in the Rose Garden today as the president detailed the judge's list of accomplishments. During the confirmation process to the D.C. Circuit, Obama noted, "he earned overwhelming bipartisan praise from senators and legal experts alike." "Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, who was then chairman...
  • Obama dismayed by vulgarity, violence of campaign

    03/16/2016 2:51:34 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2016 | KEVIN FREKING
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was dismayed by "vulgar and divisive rhetoric" directed at women and minorities as well as the violence that has occurred in the 2016 presidential campaign, a swipe at Republican front-runner Donald Trump that also served as a challenge to other political leaders to speak out and set a better example.
  • CNN’s Dana Bash Presses Ted Cruz’s Wife Hard About Goldman Sachs Ties

    03/14/2016 9:35:21 AM PDT · by Iscool · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | January 27th, 2016 | Tommy Christopher
    Dana Bash: It may surprise some people that Ted Cruz, who went in riding a wave of anti-Washington sentiment, that his wife, you, are an executive at Goldman Sachs, the epitome of Wall Street. Do you see any contradiction there? Heidi Cruz: I don’t. Ted doesn’t have an anti Wall Street sentiment. He has an anti government support sentiment, an anti-relying on government for their well-being.
  • The Diversity of Trump Rallies

    03/14/2016 4:25:51 AM PDT · by Abbeville Conservative · 14 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Trump rallies and supporters have to be among the most diverse of any GOP candidates I've seen in the last thirty years. This thread has been started so we can post pictures of who makes up this fantastic group of Americans. Please share your pictures of this wonderful coalition that is coming together. Go Trump!
  • Gingrich says Mozilla ousting just the 'most open, blatant example of the new fascism'

    04/07/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 50 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 7, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    Newt Gingrich laid it out perfectly on Sunday. The forced ouster of Mozilla co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich this week was a sign of the "new fascism" of liberalism that's sweeping American life. "People need to realize, if you're a young faculty member, in a lot of places if you're a young member of a news department and you have the wrong views – meaning conservative – you have no career," Gingrich said on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "This is just the most open and blatant example of the new fascism, which says, 'if you don't agree with us...
  • WATCH: Jorge Ramos Peppers Hillary with Indictment, Benghazi Questions

    03/10/2016 2:49:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 10, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Hillary Clinton was called out during the debate last night by Univision anchor Jorge Ramos for not answering questions on the email scandal or Benghazi.Ramos began his questioning at the Miami event with full disclosure that his daughter, Paula, works for Clinton's campaign."When you were secretary of State, you wrote 104 emails in your private server that the government now says contain classified information, according to The Washington Post analysis," Ramos said. "That goes against a memo that you personally sent to your employees in 2011 directing all of them to use official email, precisely because of security concerns. So...
  • Malkin to PJM: I Would Pick Trump Over Rubio

    03/09/2016 2:45:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 9 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Author and political columnist Michelle Malkin told PJM she would choose real-estate mogul Donald Trump over Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) because Trump is surrounding himself with particular people she trusts. Malkin was asked which candidate she thinks is the strongest on immigration issues: “Unfortunately, Marco Rubio has been the worst. Now, unfortunately in an oversaturated 24/7 sound bite media culture you get coverage of these issues that’s half of a centimeter deep, so all you hear about is the ‘Gang of 8’ amnesty and you get the sense that all we are talking about is allowing 11-30 million people to...
  • National Poll: Donald Trump Remains Frontrunner, Would Lose Big Head-To Head With Ted Cruz

    03/08/2016 11:26:34 AM PST · by Chasaway · 160 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/08/2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    Trump leads poll with a disparate group campaigning. When head to head with Cruz or Rubio, he loses. "An ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Donald Trump leading the race to become the Republican nominee for President of the United States. However, if the field were to consolidate, the billionaire businessman would no longer be favored in a head-to-head situation, according to the survey...] [Cruz easily defeats Trump head-to-head 54-41 percent. non-Cruz or Trump supporters prefer Cruz to Trump 72-17 percent. Among “very conservative voters,” Cruz takes down Trump 60-34 percent. Among white evangelicals, Cruz handles Trump 64-31 percent. Rubio also...
  • Kasich Strategist: 'Our Campaign Plan Is Working' as Cruz 'Doesn't Play' in Upcoming States

    03/06/2016 6:18:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/06/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Despite a day of voting that left Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) even more insistent that the battle for the GOP nomination is a two-man race, Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign argued that the delegates will not add up in Cruz's favor moving forward.Cruz won Kansas with 48.2 percent of the vote, compared to 23.3 percent for Donald Trump, 16.7 percent for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and 10.7 percent for Kasich.Cruz also won Maine -- Trump quipped in a speech that it's because the state shares a border with Canada, the country of the senator's birth -- with 45.9 percent...
  • How Donald Trump broke Fox News' debate rules

    03/05/2016 7:26:55 PM PST · by Spunky · 75 replies
    CNN money ^ | March 5, 2016: 1:22 PM ET | by Dylan Byers @CNNMoney
    Donald Trump consulted with his campaign manager during the first commercial break at Thursday night's Republican debate, violating ground rules from Fox News stating that candidates would not be allowed to have contact with their campaigns, rival campaign sources told CNNMoney. While that exchange was the clearest violation of debate rules to date, the sources said, it followed a pattern: At multiple debates, Trump has consulted with his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski backstage even though it was expressly forbidden by the networks.
  • Carson suspends presidential campaign

    03/04/2016 2:48:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2016
    BREAKING: Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson dropped out the 2016 presidential race Friday, days after declaring there was “no political path forward” for his campaign. In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Carson said “I am leaving the campaign trail,” but promised he would remain heavily involved “in saving our nation.” The announcement was widely expected. On Wednesday Carson sent a message to supporters saying, “I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results” and he did not attend Thursday’s Fox News debate in Detroit. In Friday's wide-ranging speech, Carson warned...
  • Context Is Everything

    03/04/2016 10:45:55 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/04/16 | Arnold Alert
    No matter how down and dirty the 2016 presidential campaign becomes. In fact, context is all that ultimately matters Unless you’ve has been living in an alternative universe, you’re well aware of the avalanche of criticism directed at Donald Trump from all quarters, liberal and conservative, including the latest hypocritical screed by Mitt Romney. Yet despite that criticism, virtually everyone engaged in it ignores the essential reality that attends every election: context is everything. In other words, whatever one feels about Donald Trump, or any other candidate for that matter, the ultimate question and the answer to it cannot be...
  • The Right's Trump Lexicon

    03/03/2016 1:46:29 PM PST · by seekthetruth · 56 replies
    Diana West ^ | March 2, 2016 | Diana West
    The Right's Trump Lexicon What started as the Big Conservative Donald Trump Dictionary is now The Right's Trump Lexicon. It is still a work in progress, but I find that it no longer fits inside even the broadest satirical framework, if it ever did; hence, the name change. There is nothing, but nothing, to poke "fun" at here. There is much, however, to poke a stick at. More to come.
  • Press Forbidden from Filming Hillary Boarding Private Plane

    02/27/2016 1:53:53 PM PST · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 27, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    <p>The press was forbidden from filming Hillary Clinton boarding her private plane, said an ABC reporter covering the leading Democratic candidate.</p>
  • #BlackLivesMatter supporters booted from Georgia rally for Hillary

    02/27/2016 10:03:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 27, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Wait… I thought Hillary Clinton was the champion of minority voters and the Social Justice Warriors? If so, this news is darned peculiar. At a rally in Atlanta, Georgia the security team covering the former Secretary of State hastily escorted a couple of attendees out of the facility yesterday for the outrageous crime of holding up some signs which the campaign staff had given them before the event began. Of course, they had altered the promotional material a bit by scrawling three little words on the back of one of the Hillary signs, and they weren’t we love you. (Atlanta...
  • Donald Trump vs. Personal Integrity: The Ongoing Battle for Coexistence

    02/26/2016 1:18:13 PM PST · by joanie-f · 64 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 26 Feburary 2016 | Joan Fischer
    Donald Trump vs. Personal Integrity: The Ongoing Battle for CoexistenceThere are countless powerful resume-related arguments to be made as to why Donald Trump should not be President of the United States. Yet, setting aside all of those admittedly weighty considerations, I believe that the essential part of the puzzle that should preclude his election to the presidency is his character. A reverence for truth, and personal integrity, are two of the qualities that any good leader of a free republic must possess. Without them, the society over which he/she presides is in jeopardy of relying on a leader with an...
  • (Vanity) Suggested Theme Music for the Trump Campaign

    02/25/2016 6:12:34 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 43 replies
    I was reading on another thread here on Free Republic, about Darth Vader's Imperial March Sounds Much Happier In A Major Key, and so I went over to the link given in that article, to listen. That link, by the way, is the one given for this vanity. My wife overheard it and commented on how *happy* it sounded. Then it hit me. Is there anyone newsworthy today, who is very powerful, who says he has the best of intentions, and yet is villified in many corners? Why, yes; and not just by liberals. I'm speaking, of course, of Donald's...
  • CRUZ STAFFER GOES ROGUE: “Campaign Is Done… He Cannot Win the Nomination”

    02/23/2016 10:31:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 433 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/23/16 | Jim Hoft
    Breaking— CRUZ CAMPAIGN STAFFER SAYS CAMPAIGN IS DONE — A Ted Cruz campaign staffer today told CNN the campaign is done. “His Campaign is done.” “The Cruz campaign has to focus on getting basic campaign techniques right,” said a Republican operative who works for the presidential campaign, who asked not to be identified. “I don’t think Cruz can win the nomination at this point. I think his campaign is done.” Cruz took a huge blow on Saturday after he could not win a single county in South Carolina, a state with an enormous evangelical vote.
  • Why Breitbart Website Is Fundraising For Ted Cruz…

    11/22/2015 4:21:52 AM PST · by free_life · 139 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | Sundance
    This is apparently one of those things that is an open, and yet non-discussed, secret. Several people have queried why they would be getting Ted Cruz campaign donation requests/solicitation directly from Breitbart, and/or getting donation requests from Ted Cruz on Breitbart letterhead. The answer is simple, yet perhaps like me you never knew. The Breitbart Media Group is financially backed and funded by Hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer. Mercer was/is the originating financial backer for the Ted Cruz "Keep the Promise" (KtP 1, KtP2 and KtP3) Super-PACs. Mercer is also the financial backing behind Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica is the receiver...