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  • #NeverTrump Kansas GOP Lawmaker Loses Primary to Pro-Trump Challenger

    08/02/2016 8:10:21 PM PDT · by blueyon · 482 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 08/02/16 | Jim Hoft
    #NeverTrump Republican Tim Huelskamp was defeated Tuesday night in the Kansas primary. Pro-Trump challenger Roger Marshall is up by 14% with 602 of 1338 precincts reporting. Ooops
  • Ryan pans Trump's deportation plan

    07/12/2016 7:32:37 PM PDT · by maggief · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2016 | Scott Wong
    A week before the GOP nominating convention, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made clear he disagrees with presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump’s plan to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. “I don’t agree with that. I don’t think rounding up 11 million people A) is the right thing to do, B) would work,” Ryan said during a CNN televised town hall event. “And I don’t think you’d like to see what we’d have to do to the country to do that.” Ryan and Trump represent two different camps in the Republican Party on the issue of immigration. Trump is a hardliner who’s...
  • Jeb Bush Weighs in on the Remaining 2016 Candidates: ‘I Can’t Vote For Either of Them’

    07/12/2016 10:46:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 12, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    It’s a tough position to be in if you’re the former Florida Governor staring down the barrel of a gun in the 2016 general election. After all, you’re the only member of your family to seek the Presidency with disastrous results and the “chaos candidate” who beat you handedly has basically been your sworn enemy for the last year. So when Jeb Bush was pressed by former GOP strategist Nicolle Wallace about who he would be voting, he doubled down on assertions he has previously alluded to: neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump would earn his vote.
  • Jeb Bush: I can’t vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, ‘and it breaks my heart’

    07/12/2016 6:24:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 130 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — who along with a few other 2016 GOP presidential candidates still refuses to support Donald Trump — said he still can’t vote for either Mr. Trump or likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “I can’t vote for Hillary Clinton and I can’t vote for Donald Trump, and it breaks my heart,” Mr. Bush said in an interview that aired on MSNBC Monday evening. “This is my the first time in my adult life I’m confronted with this dilemma.” “A lot of the governors, I would have been very comfortable with,” Mr. Bush said. “John...
  • Jeb Bush: ‘Conservatism Temporarily Dead’; Pope Border Mass Fueled Trump

    07/12/2016 6:18:07 AM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jul 2016 | Amanda House
    "I’m disappointed I didn’t break through,” Jeb Bush confessed during an interview with MSNBC Monday night. “This would have been an extraordinary time to serve as President. The country is desperately looking for leadership… I think it requires someone who is not always trying to win, but to solve problems.” The former Florida governor reflected on his failed 2016 bid for the Oval Office, admitting disappointment, but also deflecting blame, saying “conservatism is temporarily dead,” and adding that “Donald Trump is barely a Republican – certainly not a conservative.”
  • Brexit vote to shrink German exports to UK: industry survey

    07/07/2016 9:24:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 07 Jul 2016 16:48 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German firms expect exports to Britain to tumble five percent next year in the wake of the Britain’s vote to quit the EU, an industry survey showed on Thursday. The German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) also revised its projection for 2016 to a one-percent drop rather than five percent growth. The figures were based on a survey of 5,600 businesses that export to Britain following the June 23 referendum in which 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the EU. Britain is currently Germany’s third-largest export market, buying up €89 billion of goods in 2015. …
  • The American Electorate Recognizing Some Very Uncomfortable Truths…

    06/29/2016 6:11:16 AM PDT · by Bratch · 29 replies
    The Last Refuge/Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 28, 2016 | sundance
    Whether you have historically found yourself aligning with the traditional political left (Democrats) or the traditional political right (Republicans), it really matters not.  In the next several months we are about to see some very uncomfortable truths. To our friends from the “Conservative Right”, we simply share a message: if we thought candidate Donald Trump had already revealed many usurping agents within our collective ranks, we ain’t seen nothing yet. Example: If we’re willing to bear witness, we are about to see just how deep, entrenched and controlling the Globalist/Wall Street financial tentacles are within the party apparatus. We shall also...
  • Paul Ryan On Stopping Trump's Muslim Ban: We'll Sue Him!

    06/17/2016 9:03:03 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 341 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 6/17/2016 | Tierney Sneed
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has made clear he doesn't agree with a proposal put forward by Donald Trump -- whom Ryan has endorsed -- to ban Muslim immigration into the United States, but in an interview with the Huffington Post Thursday, Ryan floated taking a President Trump to court if he tried to implement such a ban or some of his other controversial proposals unilaterally. “I would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers,” Ryan said in a back-and-forth about Trump's claims that he could implement a Muslim ban or build a Mexican border wall without congressional...
  • Top conservatives meet at secret dinner to discuss Cruz's future

    06/15/2016 3:42:55 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 374 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/15/2016 | Jonathan Swan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attended a confidential dinner with more than 20 top conservatives on Tuesday night to plan his comeback as a movement leader in the mold of Ronald Reagan. The dinner was at the Virginia home of conservative activist Brent Bozell, and the agenda was to plot Cruz’s future and the future of the conservative movement. The undertone of the dinner was about how to position Cruz for a future tilt at the presidency and to spearhead the conservative movement from his seat in the Senate, those in attendance said. Dining with Cruz and his chief of staff,...
  • Hillary May Secure Mitt Romney's Endorsement

    06/03/2016 1:11:26 PM PDT · by HoratioNelson · 62 replies
    www.downstreampolitics.com ^ | 06/03/2016 | Chris Buskirk
    There is no NeverTrump Republican with a higher profile than Mitt Romney. Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard seems to be leading the movement, such as it is, but Romney was the party's nominee for President just 4 years ago and has made clear that he is implacably opposed to this year's nominee, Donald Trump. Even his running mate, Paul Ryan, has made his peace with Trump and given him his endorsement if not his love. Now comes news that Hillary Clinton is seeking Romney's endorsement...
  • Chamber of Commerce enters first GOP Senate primary (IN)

    03/29/2016 5:36:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/29/16 | Joseph Lawlor
    Rep. Todd Young has won the backing of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in his Indiana Senate bid, representing the business lobby's first entry into a Republican Senate primary this cycle. The Chamber announced Monday that it had cut an ad for Young, a three-term congressman representing Indiana's 9th District in the southern part of the state. Young faces another member of Indiana's delegation, fellow three-term Rep. Marlin Stutzman, in the GOP primary. Stutzman has the backing of the Club for Growth, a group that favors fiscally conservative candidates in Republican primaries, as well as other conservative groups. The 30-second...
  • To stop Trump, GOP establishment must rally around Cruz

    03/10/2016 6:45:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/9/16 | John Kass
    For grass-roots conservative Republicans — mocked by the Beltway's imperial punditry and lied to again and again by the GOP establishment — what could be sweeter than this? They can watch the GOP elite tremble in fear and panic over the prospect of Donald Trump as their presidential candidate. Or they can wait for those same Republican establishment lords to drop to their knees and begin that slow crawl, over the broken political corpse of Marco Rubio, to kiss the feet of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the constitutional conservative whom they hate. Ahhh. At times like this, I just want...
  • Former Bush Finance Team Members Join Ted Cruz

    03/04/2016 8:17:33 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/3/2016 | MICHELLE FIELDS
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% says that eight former national finance committee members for Jeb Bush’s failed presidential campaign have joined Cruz’s finance committee.
  • Marco Rubio: Donald Trump Should Sue Whoever Messed Up His Face

    02/27/2016 12:31:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/27/16 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) continued to ridicule his opponent for the presidency Donald Trump in front of a raucous rally of, according to the Rubio campaign, 7,000 people in Georgia this afternoon. Rubio told the crowd that Trump had been flying aboard “Hair Force One” tweeting mean things at him on Twitter. “[It’s] amazing to me that the guy with the worst spray tan in America is attacking me for putting on makeup,” Marco Rubio shot back with a grin. “Donald Trump likes to sue people, he should sue whoever did that to his face.”
  • RedState's Leon Wolf : My Endorsement for President (Marco Rubio)

    02/26/2016 8:30:06 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 118 replies
    Redstate ^ | February 25th, 2016 | Leon Wolf
    This is one of the most difficult posts I have ever had to write. I had naively hoped that this election cycle, I would be treated to a substantive contest between a spate of highly accomplished two-term conservative governors, and Senators of great rhetorical skill acting as the ideological conscience of the bunch. As the primary wore on through the summer of 2015, it became clear that the GOP electorate was not interested in governors of accomplishment, but I still had hope for a final contest between two of my favorite Senators: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. I hoped to...
  • Trump ♥ Foreign Workers

    02/25/2016 10:45:29 PM PST · by dschapin · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/25/2016 | Mark Krikorian
    ... "I can see the bumper sticker now: “Vote Trump – Because there are jobs Americans won’t do.” Cruz and Rubio finally landed some blows against Trump in this debate; Rubio’s mockery was especially amusing (and unnerving for Trump), though my man Cruz’s attacks were more serious and grounded. But at this late date, the hits Trump took on his (lack of a) health care plan, tax returns, even Trump University, might not make any difference. But the whole point of his candidacy is that he’s a nationalist, that his first concern is for America and Americans; his (obviously unread)...
  • Video Shows Exact Moment 1,400 Employees Learn They Are Losing Their Jobs to Mexico

    02/12/2016 7:54:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/12/16 | J.D. Durkin
    Although the decision to inform a workforce of 1,400 employees that they'll soon be losing their jobs to Mexico is an admirable one from the standpoint of candor, it hardly makes for a good recipe for workplace morale. A cell phone video taken at Carrier Air Conditioner in Indianapolis shows the exact moment that the plant and union workers were told that the company had decided to shift production south of the border. "The best way to stay competitive and protect the business for longterm is to move production from our facility in Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico," says the company...
  • Regardless Of The New Hampshire Outcome The Establishment Republican Party Needs To Be Destroyed…

    02/09/2016 8:46:50 PM PST · by Bratch · 62 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | February 9, 2016 | sundance
    Regardless of the outcome in the New Hampshire primary any and every “professionally Republican political candidate” needs to be removed.  Most Americans now refuse to be co-dependents to our own demise. I speak for myself, and only myself.  However, I hope you will indulge these considerations and correct me where I’m going wrong. On December 23rd 2009 Harry Reid passed a version of Obamacare through forced vote at 1:30am. The Senators could not leave, and for the two weeks previous were kept in a prolonged legislative session barred returning to their home-state constituencies. It was, by all measures and reality,...
  • Santorum can't name any of Rubio's Senate accomplishments

    02/04/2016 7:27:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/4/16 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Rick Santorum had one job to do in his appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday. He failed. The former Pennsylvania senator, who dropped his presidential bid Wednesday, told co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski he is supporting Marco Rubio's presidential campaign because the Florida senator is someone "who can work together with people." But Santorum struggled to name one accomplishment Rubio has had in the Senate. "He's been in the Senate for four years," Scarborough noted. "Can you name his top accomplishment in the Senate - actually working in the Senate doing something that tilted your decision to Marco...
  • Chamber of Commerce vs. Senator Ted Cruz?

    01/22/2016 12:54:15 PM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 22nd, 2016 | CR Staff
    Chamber of Commerce operatives may be behind the effort to shift support from Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to billionaire Donald Trump.  One needs to look no further than establishment mouthpiece John Feehery to find evidence.The smoking gun appeared in the New York Times: Trump won’t do long-lasting damage to the G.O.P. coalition,” said John Feehery, a Capitol Hill aide turned lobbyist. “Cruz will." In 2010, Think Progress exposed Feehery for being a paid shill for the Chamber of Commerce. The Hill nor any of television outlets Feehery appears on disclosed the fact that Feehery’s public relations firm, The Feehery Group, counts the U.S. Chamber...