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  • Rupert Murdoch apologizes for ‘real black President’ tweet

    10/08/2015 12:00:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2015 2:51 PM EDT | David Bauder
    Rupert Murdoch, who founded the News Corp. media empire that includes Fox News Channel, apologized on Thursday for a Twitter message suggesting that President Barack Obama isn’t a “real black president.” […] Following a backlash, Murdoch tweeted Thursday: “Apologies! No offense meant. Personally find both men charming.” …

    10/08/2015 11:15:53 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 15 replies
    Field Poll ^ | 10/8/15 | Mark DiCamillo
    Three political outsiders with no prior experience in political office are now leading in California among Republicans likely to vote in the state's June 2016 presidential primary. Businessman Donald Trump, at 17%, and physician Ben Carson, at 15%, and businesswoman Carly Fiorina, at 13%, are besting the crowded field of current an d former U.S. Senators and Governors, who collectively receive 42% of the vote. Another 13% are undecided SNIP The findings come from a Field Poll completed September 17-October 4, 2015 among 1,002 registered voters in California, of whom 214 are consider likely to vote in next year's June...
  • Scarborough:"I'm Not Being An Elitist When I Say Ben Carson Is Not Qualified To Be President"

    10/08/2015 8:29:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 68 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough railed against Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson’s candidacy and warned that despite the content of Carson’s character, he isn’t qualified to be president.
  • Carson:"The Whole Question" Wasn't Shown In My Oregon Comments

    10/08/2015 6:35:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson addressed the controversy over his statement regarding the Oregon shooting, stating, “they didn’t show the whole question” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Rupert Murdoch implies Obama is not 'real black president' in tweet praising Ben Carson

    10/08/2015 1:42:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | October 7, 2025 | Ben jacobs
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has suggested that Barack Obama was not a “real black” president in a tweet praising Republican candidate Ben Carson on Wednesday night. Murdoch, who has repeatedly praised Carson in recent months, tweeted: “Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black president who can properly address the racial divide? And much else.” He then directed followers to an article in New York magazine that he said showed “minority community disappointment” with the president’s record. However, his earlier tweet directly implied that Obama, whose mother was a white American and whose father was a Kenyan studying...
  • Anti-Islam crowd is anti-American

    10/07/2015 6:06:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Newsday ^ | October 7, 2015 | Rekha Basu
    I've lost one friend to an airplane hijacking: a Muslim man. I interviewed one 9/11 widow the week after the attack on the twin towers: a Muslim woman. Her husband, a waiter killed in the attack, was Muslim, too....

    10/07/2015 4:56:11 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 82 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | October 7, 2015 | Sharon Churcher
    Judging by White House wannabe Ben Carson’s track record as a neurosurgeon, his presidential campaign should be declared dead on arrival! In a bombshell investigation into his medical career, The National ENQUIRER has exclusively learned the now retired doc allegedly butchered one patient’s brain — and EVEN left a sponge in another’s skull! According to at least six malpractice lawsuits against Carson obtained by The ENQUIRER, the Republican candidate allegedly rushed patients into surgery, and brandished a scalpel like a meat cleaver!
  • POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Trump, Carson making stops in Gwinnett this weekend (Gawja)

    10/07/2015 4:24:57 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    Gwinnett County is set to get a double dose of attention from the two leading Republican candidates for president this weekend. # Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, will be in the county on Saturday to meet with supporters at separate events in Norcross and Lawrenceville. It’s a rare opportunity for the county to play host to multiple major candidates for the highest office in the nation on the same day. # Many polls in recent weeks have pegged Trump as the leader in the large Republican field by as many as 10 points, according to Meanwhile, the same...
  • Ohio Republican voters shift support from Kasich to Trump, Carson

    10/07/2015 2:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Aurora Advocate ^ | October 7, 2015 | Marc Kovac, Capital Bureau Chief
    Columbus — Gov. John Kasich is no longer the leading Republican presidential candidate among Ohio voters, according to a new poll released Oct. 7. Registered Republican voters in the state have shifted their support to business mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who received 23 percent and 18 percent support, respectively, in the latest Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey. Kasich was third with 13 percent, down from 27 percent in August and ending a string of Quinnipiac polls where he was atop the GOP field in his home state. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and businesswoman Carly Fiorina were...
  • Donald Trump defends Ben Carson on Oregon shooting comments

    10/07/2015 8:27:08 AM PDT · by SteveinSATX · 32 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN)Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday tried something new on Twitter: defending another presidential candidate. Trump took to his favorite social medium to show support for fellow GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson, who has been criticized for saying Tuesday that he would have confronted the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college last week and "not just stand there and let him shoot me." "Ben Carson was speaking in general terms as to what he would do if confronted with a gunman, and was not criticizing the victims. Not fair!" Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

    10/07/2015 9:40:43 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    bible ^ | 10-7-15 | bible
    My gold and silver represent Me, It really is not hard to see, Just lock your attention into my mind(Mind of Christ), For it is only here that you shall find, The Gold of The Father is His Glory , And the Silver My Righteousness when you believe in Me! For truly it is purchased when you spend your time, With The Father and The Son that you enter into the Divine! Then Holy Virtue is yours for you have been set free, By The Blood of The Lamb and the WORD of My Testimony, So come to The Father...
  • Gun Control Truthers: Carson Attacks Prove Media Prefer Schoolchildren Helpless and Dead

    10/07/2015 9:52:36 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/07/2015 | John Nolte
    In just three short years, after 12 mass murderers have targeted 12 schools, too many of them with tragic success, the national media’s position on this matter is painfully clear: the media wantsour schoolchildren helpless and dead. The media won’t say that of course. What they do say is that the answer to stopping these tragedies is a unicorn called gun control. Yes, the elite media is nothing more than a bunch of Gun Control Truthers.
  • Biden, Carson Are Hot in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania Quinnipac University Swing State Poll Finds

    10/07/2015 4:40:21 AM PDT · by LS · 48 replies
    Quinnipiac Polling ^ | October 7, 2015 19/7/2015
    <p>Quinnipiac has Trump up in FL 28-16 (up SEVEN from last ) over Carson, 14 Rubio, 12 for Bush, 6 Cruz.</p> <p>Q is salvaging that Buden beats Trump and, according to Q Trump's unfavorables have gone 180 back to 35-50.</p> <p>Really pushing the draft Biden movement.</p>
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
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  • Salon’s Embarrassing Try At Refuting Ben Carson And Smearing America

    10/06/2015 10:35:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Rabble Writer ^ | October 6, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    You can tell when a Republican candidate is making waves. They become noticeable to the left. Their words get picked apart. The most perfect inverse ratio in the world is how popular a Republican is becoming compared to how stupid liberal outlets portray him to be. The poll numbers and reported IQ create a mathematical harmony not seen since the golden ratio. Dr. Ben Carson has been polling very well and gaining in both primary popularity and national profile. The world class surgeon must therefore be getting stupider by the second. Enter Salon dot com. Salon ran an article over...
  • PPP national poll: Trump 27, Carson 17, Rubio 13, Bush 10

    10/06/2015 5:37:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    If all you’re interested in is the topline then this is the best poll for Trump in weeks. Only once since the second GOP debate had he reached as high as 26 percent in a national poll — until today. He’s still 10 points better than his closest competitor here. And although he’s dropped two points, from 29 percent to 27, since PPP published its last national poll on September 1st, no one else except for Marco Rubio has gained more than two points in that time either. Rubio picked up six points to move from fifth place to...
  • Rubio Surpasses Bush, Trump Still On Top [31%]

    10/06/2015 1:27:46 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 41 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 10/6/15 | Reid Wilson
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump retains his commanding lead in the race for the Republican presidential race, a new poll finds, even though many voters say they view the bombastic billionaire in an unfavorable light. Trump takes 31 percent of the vote in the new Morning Consult poll, easily outpacing retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s 13 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) finishes in third place, at 10 percent, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), at 7 percent.
  • Trump Holding Steady Nationally; Rubio Biggest Gainer

    10/06/2015 1:09:22 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 31 replies
    PPP ^ | 10/615 | Tom Jansen
    PPP's newest national Republican poll actually finds the top of the field in a pretty similar place to where it was in late August. Donald Trump leads the field with 27%, similar to the 29% he had on our last survey. Ben Carson is in second place with 17%, also similar to the 15% he had last time around. Marco Rubio at 13%, Jeb Bush at 10%, Ted Cruz at 7%, Carly Fi orina at 6%, and Mike Huckab ee and John Kasich each at 4% round out the list of candida tes with decent levels of support. Chris Christie,...
  • In 2016 race, voters still shopping for a candidate to love (RINO-riffic!)

    10/06/2015 10:24:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN Political Op-Ed ^ | October 6, 2015 | Alex Castellanos, Republican strategist
    Yes, it is time again to play that game, "What's Happening in The Campaign For Leadership Of The Free World?" A few observations, from the front lines: 1. Last week, a friend reported on an Iowa focus group. Of 31 Republican voters, only one was irrevocably committed to a candidate. The rest split their preferences among two candidates or more. Point: This race is remarkably fluid. Voters are still shopping. 2. There is no impetus for Republican voters to place their final bets soon. They fear their country is in decline, and this may be their last chance to save...
  • Back to hardcore socialism (Great Britain and America)

    10/05/2015 8:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Gulf News' Thinkers ^ | October 5, 2015 | Professor Ian Buruma, Bard College
    The remarkable thing about Jeremy Corbyn, the hard-left outsider who stunned the British establishment by capturing the leadership of the Labour Party, is not his alleged lack of patriotism. Whether he wishes to sing God Save the Queen at public events seems a rather trivial matter. The remarkable thing about his brand of leftism is how reactionary it is. Corbyn is an old-fashioned socialist who would like to soak the rich and put transport and utilities back under state control. His rhetoric of class war suggests a complete break with mainstream social democracy. Postwar European social democracy was always a...
  • Ben Carson Promotes ‘I Am a Christian’ Trend After Tragic Oregon Shooting

    10/05/2015 6:40:09 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    townhall ^ | Oct 05, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Presidential candidate Ben Carson kickstarted a very popular trend this weekend with one simple, yet beautiful message. Yes, #IamaChristian.— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) October 2, 2015 The picture has now garnered over 1.4 million likes on Facebook and 7,400 retweets. Carson chose to boldly express his faith after the tragic mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The murderer, 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, demanded students stand and state their religion before firing, multiple witnesses reported. People of faith face persecution around the globe. Pastors are imprisoned in Iran and ISIS just murdered 12 Christians for refusing to...
  • Trump: There would be a “major collapse” of the GOP race, and in the TV ratings, if I quit

    10/05/2015 3:41:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2015 | Allahpundit
    When he’s right, he’s right. And it’s … interesting that he’s contemplating his own political mortality this way. “There’d be a major collapse of the race, and there’d be a major collapse of television ratings,” he said from his office in Trump Tower. “It would become a depression in television.” Mr. Trump said that a presidential campaign without him would become so “boring” that he would struggle to pay any attention to it. “I wouldn’t even be watching it probably, and neither would anybody else,” he said. Debate ratings would indeed collapse. I’m not sure what he means by a...
  • Savvy observers think the GOP race is down to Bush and Rubio. Here's why I don't agree.

    10/05/2015 2:58:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Vox ^ | October 5, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    Over the past week, responses from political scientists to my recent feature critiquing The Party Decides have poured in — see Seth Masket at the Pacific Standard, and Hans Noel and Jonathan Ladd at Mischiefs of Faction here on Vox. And one common point made by them is quite true — it's still early, the theory is about who will actually win, and polling conducted around this time has frequently failed to predict who will win. Clearly, we can't settle that question now. Yet my skepticism isn't just about what's unfolding this year. It's about what's happened over the past...
  • Ben Carson Shares the Reason His Views on Gun Control Changed… You’re Going to Love it

    10/05/2015 12:24:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    Following recent mass shootings such as Charleston, South Carolina and Roseburg, Oregon gun-grabbers are once again fighting with a renewed effort to disarm the American public.As Democrats such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton attempt to use these senseless tragedies as a means for political gain while ignoring the facts, the truth is undeniable… Our forefathers saw the writing on the wall. They knew that our freedoms would be tested, often times taken for granted, but more importantly they knew that ‘We the People’ needed a means to protect ourselves. That is exactly the same sentiment Dr. Carson shares in...
  • Biden suggests GOP and other presidential candidates are 'homophobes'

    10/05/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 4, 2015 | The Associated Press and Fox News Staff
    Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, on Saturday pledged his full support for gay and transgender equality while suggesting Republican and other White House candidates are “homophobes.” Speaking at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual gala in Washington, Biden said gays and lesbians shouldn’t fear Americans trying to undo gay marriage and other advances because the country has moved beyond homophobia. "There's homophobes still left,” he continued to laughter and applause, in his keynote address. “Most of them are running for president, I think."(continued)
  • The Carson Cure for Obamacare

    10/05/2015 3:57:01 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/5/2015 | David Catron
    Obamacare’s survival is not a given, despite claims by the Democrats and their media allies that the Supreme Court’s latest rewrite of the law means it’s here to stay. Most Americans still disapprove of it, and many of the law’s provisions are unpopular even with important Democrat constituencies. The “Cadillac tax,” for example, is so reviled by the labor unions that Hillary Clinton has been forced to call for its repeal. Yet, only one of the three leading candidates for the GOP presidential nomination has both the credibility and a serious commitment to getting rid of Obamacare — Ben Carson....
  • Sharia concerns are baseless

    10/04/2015 6:29:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Intifada Palestine ^ | October 4, 2015 | Jamal Kanj
    Lagging in the polls, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came from behind ranting Mexican migrants. Trump exploited a real topical complex issue to mobilise the White Republican base and rode to the top of the ticket deriding Mexicans. Ben Carson was however more inventive. He created a fictitious candidate to rally the same delusional crowd. Carson declared that the Muslim faith could disqualify a person from being a US president. Within days, Carson crowded Trump to the top of the Republican ticket by bashing the imaginary Muslim candidate. Even though there was none, Carson made the “Muslim candidate” the hottest...
  • Iowa GOP chairman: Caucus will come down to the wire (Trump leads, Cruz now up to 3rd place!)

    10/04/2015 4:30:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | October 4, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    The chairman of the Iowa Republican Party says the Hawkeye State’s GOP presidential caucus is still up for grabs, predicting the race will be a “nail-biter.” “The people are waiting to make up their minds,” Jeff Kaufmann told host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 New York on Sunday. “I don’t think we’re going to have polls that are predictable of the end of this thing, this caucus season in Iowa,” he added. “We’re going to be well into January before this thing starts flushing out to the point where you can even start talking about the top five and the...
  • Polls: Trump still tops in Iowa, New Hampshire (New NBC News/WSJ/Marist polls out today)

    10/04/2015 3:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 4, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Donald Trump still leads the Republican pack in the two first two states in the presidential nominating contest, though Ben Carson is on his heels in Iowa and Carly Fiorina is close behind in New Hampshire. New NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls out Sunday morning show Trump up in Iowa, with 24% support to Carson's 19%. Fiorina is third at 8%, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 7%, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal at 6% each, according to the poll. In New Hampshire, Trump remains in first place with 21% support...
  • Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders

    10/03/2015 1:57:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Independent Mail ^ | October 2, 2015 | Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016. The aggressive words, in particular from front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have exacerbated a widening rift between the GOP's pragmatic and ideological wings as the party tries to avoid losing a third consecutive presidential election. His relationship with the nation's Hispanic community already strained, Trump vowed on Wednesday to deport any Syrian refugee taken in by the U.S. Most likely...
  • Why We Should Take a Closer Look at Ben Carson

    10/03/2015 12:00:26 PM PDT · by gasport · 31 replies
    Time ^ | 15/10/2 | Benjamin Crump
    Benjamin Crump is President of the National Bar Association and represents the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice. Michael Brown's attorney says the Republican presidential candidate is a role model for men like him
  • Poll: Jeb Falls to 4%

    10/03/2015 10:56:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 2, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    The latest Pew poll shows that Jeb Bush has fallen to 4 percent in the Republican field. Donald Trump leads the field with 25 percent; Ben Carson is at 16 percent. Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio are tied for third at 8 percent of the Republican field.
  • Ben Carson calls on IRS to target Muslim advocacy group

    10/03/2015 10:34:46 AM PDT · by celmak · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/02/2015 | Aliyah Frumin
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is going after an influential U.S. Islamic group, arguing it violated the federal tax code after its executive director recently called on Carson to withdraw from the race following his controversial remarks about Muslims. The retired neurosurgeon started a petition on Thursday asking supporters to encourage the Internal Revenue Service to take away the Council on Islamic-American Relations’ tax exempt status.
  • Hillary Clinton Mocks Ben Carson, Ted Cruz on Gay Rights

    10/03/2015 10:02:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 3, 2015 | Liz Kreutz
    Hillary Clinton on Saturday mocked Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Ted Cruz over their positions on gay rights during remarks to the Human Rights Campaign, where she also called for new laws to support and protect the rights of transgendered people. "Ben Carson says that marriage equality is what caused the fall of the Roman empire," the Democratic presidential candidate said to laughter during a breakfast at the LGBT rights organization's annual gathering in Washington, D.C. Clinton then mentioned Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, which drew hisses and boos from the crowd gathered inside the grand ballroom of the Mayflower...
  • Carson: Terrorists 'would be fools' not to try infiltrating refugees

    10/03/2015 6:31:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies ^ | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Friday that he opposes admitting Syrian refugees inside America’s borders. “To bring into this country groups infiltrated with jihadists makes no sense,” he told listeners in Des Moines, according to ABC News. “At some point you have to use common sense and judgment,” Carson said. "If you are part of the global jihadist movement, and you see large numbers of people from your area moving into the United States, wouldn’t you want to infiltrate them?” “They would be fools not to [try],” the retired neurosurgeon added of extremists. "Why would we do something...
  • The Edge: Rubio, Bush, Fiorina and Cruz win the week

    10/02/2015 7:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz gained ground on the competition in this week’s installment of The Edge, a one-of-a-kind measurement from the New Analytics Company that “scrubs” television, radio, print, internet and social media to gauge positive and negative attention for the 2016 candidates. Last week saw interest in all of the candidates muted by blowout coverage of the papal visit, and this week everyone except eighth-place Ohio Gov. John Kasich got a lift. Candidates Donald Trump, Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie all rebounded...

    10/02/2015 6:18:06 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    conservative post ^ | 10/02/2015 | P W
    “Absolutely” hire him. Trump said Friday if he wins the election he has a special place for Carson on his Cabinet. “I would put him — I’d love to have that,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Trump also stated he regards Carson as a “nice man” although he seriously doubts Carson’s negotiation skills. Trump feels like he is the sure-shot for the presidential run. Could we possibly see a Trump-Carson ticket?
  • [One America News Network Poll Results August 4, 2015 ] Trump 18.8%, Carson 14.1 in Iowa Poll

    10/02/2015 2:01:20 PM PDT · by UncleRicosFootball · 76 replies
    Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 1,302 registered voters in Iowa regarding the presidential election and other areas of interest. The sample includes 454 Republican Caucus participants, 328 Democratic Caucus participants, and the remainder not planning on participating in the caucus, but are planning to vote in the regular elections. The poll has a margin of error of ± 2.7% [4.6% for Republican Caucus/5.4% for Democratic Caucus]. The total may not round to 100% because of rounding. The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls (IVR technology) and weighted separately for each population in the...
  • Trump Dominates One America News Network's National Poll: Clinton has Commanding National Lead

    10/02/2015 1:27:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | October 2, 2015 | Stephanie Gonzalez
    One America News Network, "OAN", a credible source for 24/7 national and international news, released its most recent 2016 National Presidential Poll conducted on September 30th through October 1st. Donald Trump is continuing to be triumphant as the GOP front-runner with a dominating 34.7 percent. Dr. Ben Carson comes in second at 17.2 percent, trailing behind the New York real-estate mogul with just under half of Trump's success. Senator Marco Rubio has a boost in the polling with 10.8 percent, making it into the top three. Trump, Carson and Rubio account for 62.7 percent of the tabulated votes. Businesswoman, Carly...
  • Last Men Standing: When Trump, Carson & Fiorina fade, Cruz and Rubio might be the GOP's finalists.

    10/02/2015 11:32:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | Robert Schlesinger
    It's possible, just possible, that the final battle to become the 2016 GOP standard-bearer will come down to a pair of first-generation Cuban-American, first-term senators. Yes, I'm talking about the same Republican Party that has proven so incompetent in reaching out to Hispanic voters that it followed up its 2012 post-mortem determination to get better at it by, arguably, getting worse. Not that a final showdown between Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida will necessarily help on that score, but more on that later. How does this scenario play out? It starts with the assumption that...
  • Rand Paul campaign: Around $2.5 million raised in 3rd quarter

    10/02/2015 10:34:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 1, 2015 | Athena Jones
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's campaign for president will announce in the coming days that it raised approximately $2.5 million in the third quarter and has $2 million cash on hand, Communications Director Sergio Gor said Thursday. That haul is just a fraction of the $20 million the campaign of retired brain surgeon Ben Carson says it is on track to post for the third quarter -- half of that money coming in in September alone. Paul's third quarter total is well under the $7 million the libertarian firebrand raised in the second quarter. Part of that money was transferred from...
  • Trump would 'absolutely' hire Carson

    10/02/2015 5:20:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 50 replies ^ | Tal Kopan
    If Donald Trump bests Ben Carson to win the White House, the former neurosurgeon may have a special place in Washington regardless -- in the Trump administration. Trump said Friday that he would "absolutely" put Carson in his Cabinet if he were to win the presidency. "I would put him -- I'd love to have that," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Trump called Carson a "nice man" and said so far the two have had a "very good relationship," seemingly ignoring a roughly two-week span in September during which the two traded jabs on faith and energy. The real...
  • Cruz Well-Positioned for the Long Haul

    09/30/2015 9:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 1, 2015 | Matt Mackowiak, Republican consultant, and former Capitol Hill and Bush administration aide
    With the Summer of Trump behind us, the GOP presidential primary race is beginning to take shape. The sharp decline and hasty exit of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leaves only four truly competitive candidates for the Iowa Caucuses on Feb. 1: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Donald Trump, Ben Carson and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Cruz has the strongest ground game of that group and is the best-funded. Carson is better organized than most realize, but has an unproven team and is an unproven candidate. I agree with many experts who believe we now have seen Trump's peak in polling,...
  • Polls! Dr. Ben Carson tied with Trump in GOP race. Carly & Rubio gain. Jeb in freefall.

    09/30/2015 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/15 | Robert Laurie
    Sanders closing in on Hillary About a month ago, we learned that Donald Trump and Ben Carson were in a virtual dead heat in Iowa. People naturally wondered if the polling would be borne out nationwide, or if it was a local anomaly. A couple of weeks later we started to receive word that Trump’s lead was shrinking and Ben Carson was closing in - fast. Still, Trump supporters were sure those polls were outliers since there was no way “the Donald” could be losing ground to an “OK doctor who hasn’t created enough jobs.” Now, however, they’re being forced...
  • Muslim Civil Rights Group May Have Violated Federal Law By Criticizing Ben Carson. ( CAIR )

    09/30/2015 11:43:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2015 | Chuck Ross
    The largest Muslim civil rights group in the U.S. may have violated the federal tax code when its executive director last week called on retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson to drop out of the presidential race because of his comments about Muslims. ... In calling for Carson to end his White House bid, Awad argued that Carson’s comments were in violation of the Constitution which states that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust of the United States.” But Fox News’ Megyn Kelly reported on Tuesday that Awad’s statement may put...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Young: ‘Thirders’ have taken over GOP

    09/29/2015 10:48:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | September 30, 2015 | John Young
    A lot of Republicans are hoping Donald Trump will go away, and here’s why he won’t: The Thirders aren’t going away, either. Understand, the Thirders aren’t a lot of us — just a third — but being the life force of the Republican Party, they are enough to run it. That’s a takeaway from the announced retirement of Speaker John Boehner. He is conceding the House to the forces of GOP wackery. We used to know the Thirders as Birthers, but we’ve come to see that they have, um, diversified. The term “Thirders” is my own. It came from polls...
  • GOP’s 2016 Festival of Hate: It’s Already the Most Racist Presidential Campaign Ever

    09/29/2015 2:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dean Obeidallah, Palestinian-American Comedian
    It’s not just Trump. Cruz, Carson, others—it’s a festival of hate out there. And it’s only going to get worse, and worse.It appears that the GOP has traded in its dog whistle for a bullhorn when it comes to bigotry in the 2016 race for president. It’s as if the Republican presidential candidates are regressing to a time long gone. There was a time decades ago that conservatives, and even Democrats like George Wallace, could and would openly demonize minorities in the most vile terms to attract white voters. But soon they realized the need to be subtler because times...
  • Plano Forum to Draw At Least 4 White House Hopefuls

    09/28/2015 1:57:32 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 2 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 28, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    At least four presidential candidates are coming to Texas next month to participate in a forum at one of the state's largest megachurches. The North Texas Presidential Forum is scheduled for Oct. 18 at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. The event is being hosted by the nearly 40,000-member church and the Faith & Freedom Coalition, an influential group representing religious conservatives across the country. All of the major Democratic and Republican candidates have been invited to address the forum. On Monday, confirmed speakers included four GOP candidates: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, former Arkansas Gov....
  • Dr. Ben Carson - "Creation Week" lecture

    09/28/2015 10:47:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 13 replies
    General Conference SDA Church ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | Dr. Ben Carson
    Published on Feb 24, 2015 Dr Ben Carson Creation Week - General Conference SDA Church