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  • Daily Beast Writer Conjures Up Racism in Trump-Pence Logo

    07/16/2016 4:57:32 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 16, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Streeeeetch! Yes you really have to stretch to find any hint of racism in the new Trump-Pence logo. Take a look at the logo below and see if you can find it? No? Are you scratching your heads over in bewilderment as to how anybody could detect any hint of racism in the logo? Well, you're not Daily Beast writer Olivia Nuzzi who somehow saw the link between that logo and the logo of a racist organization.
  • Trump PalóNever Mind My Lynching Tweet

    07/06/2016 9:31:13 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 6, 2016 | Gideon Resnick
    A Tweet from Carl Paladino, a former candidate for New York governor and a current surrogate for Donald Trumpís campaign, appeared to suggest that the Attorney General of the United States should be lynched on Wednesday morning. ďLynch @LorettaLynch let a Grand Jury decide,Ē Paladino said in the Tweet, which has since been deleted.
  • Donald Trumpís Anti-Semitic Mob Came for Me (Ptomaine Alert!)

    06/21/2016 1:32:28 PM PDT · by orchestra · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 6/21/2016 | Michael Weiss
    An appearance on CNNówhich included some pushback against Trumpís reaction to the Orlando massacreówas enough to inspire 72 hours of online abuse. There is a shrinking but still very real possibility that a pumpkin-faced blowhard who lives like a Borgia, talks like a child, and wears a dead Tribble on his head may soon be in possession of our nuclear launch codes. To call this a national embarrassment is to implicitly hold our nation in higher esteem than Iím any longer prepared to do.
  • Mastermind of Istanbul Airport Attack Had Been Georgian Informant, Official Says

    07/01/2016 9:12:51 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 33 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 07.01.16 2:20 PM ET | Anna Nemtsova
    IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL07.01.16 2:20 PM ET Mastermind of Istanbul Airport Attack Had Been Georgian Informant, Official Says Akhmed Chatayev is blamed for planning the deadly attack in Turkey, and an official says he was on the government payroll before returning to jihad. ODESSA, Ukraine ó Sometimes the world of terror and counterterror is amazingly small. The day after at least 43 people were killed and more than 235 injured in a terrorist attack on Istanbulís international airport, Turkish officials announced the arrest of the alleged mastermind behind the attack: Akhmed Chatayev, an ethnic Chechen from Russia who,...
  • Donald Trumpís Alt-EarthóWhere America Is Poor, Weak, and Terrified

    07/01/2016 4:51:58 AM PDT · by upchuck · 35 replies
    Dailybeast ^ | July 1, 2016 | Stuart Stevens
    You canít make it upóthereís a 25 percent or so chance that an unhinged demagogue will be Americaís next commander in chief. A few years ago I started noodling on a novel that I hoped would expose the fault lines that seemed to be splitting our politics. My thought was to take reality and push it to the edge both for comic affect and to offer up a cautionary tale of where our politics might be headed. I finished the book in the summer of 2015 and I was a little worried that I had gone too far. How believable...
  • Keith Nahigian Hired For Trump Campaign

    06/20/2016 8:24:52 AM PDT · by proust · 50 replies
    regated ^ | 6/20/2016 | Sam Wenkert
    Earlier this morning, The Donald Trump campaign called for an emergency meeting in order to discuss the future. A few things happened: Corey Lewandowski was fired from the campaign, and another man was brought on.
  • Rapes, Daily Beatings, and No Escape: Christian School Was Hell For These Boys

    06/12/2016 9:30:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    dailybeast ^ | June 12, 2016 | Brandy Zadronzy
    Blue Creek Academy was an abusive hell on earth, former students sayóand the principal who ran it is now heading up a new Bible school in another state. Jacob* dressed himself in a camouflage jacket and a matching beanie on the summer morning he ran away into the West Virginia hills. At 14 years old, he was one of the youngest, smallest, and longest-attending students at Blue Creek Academy, a religious reform school for boys from which he was desperate to escape. Blue Creek Academy was made up of an old schoolhouse and several cabins situated on a remote campground...
  • Hillary Clintonís Camp Set Up ĎVeterans Against Trumpí Protest

    05/24/2016 9:29:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 23, 2016 | Tim Mak and Kelly Weill
    It seemed like an outpouring of veteran anger against Donald Trump: over a dozen former service members protesting outside Trump Tower. But the reality was more complicated. The protest was actually a coordinated effort, led in part by the Hillary Clinton campaign, to embarrass her Republican rival for his failed efforts to raise money for veterans. It only looked like a grassroots demonstration. A spokesman for the demonstrators insisted they had no affiliation with any campaign. Later he said the protesters had reached out to the Clinton campaign for press contacts, but thatís all. Then the activist finally admitted that,...
  • Republican senator spent the end of his life apologizing to Muslims for Trump

    05/19/2016 4:08:29 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 145 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/19/2016 | Catherine Garcia
    Before he died May 4 from complications stemming from pancreatic cancer and a stroke, former GOP Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah asked his wife, Joyce, and son, Jim, if there were any Muslims in his hospital. If so, he wanted to "go up to every single one of them to thank them for being in this country, and apologize to them on behalf of the Republican Party for Donald Trump." Joyce and Jim Bennett shared this story with The Daily Beast, as well as other tales involving his disgust with "Donald Trump's xenophobia" and proposal to ban Muslims from...
  • U.S. Warns ISIS Capital: Get Out Now

    05/20/2016 12:34:19 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 59 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05.20.16 | Nancy Youssef
    The American military is warning residents of ISISís Syrian capital to leave the cityósuggesting that an offensive on Raqqa was imminent, two Pentagon officials told the Daily Beast. In the past day, residents of Raqqa have posted photos of the warnings on Twitter, saying they were airdropped on leaflets by the U.S.-led coalition. The defense officials were the first to confirm that the coalition had indeed issued the warnings.
  • Yes, Obama's Our Coolest President--And That's the Problem

    05/16/2016 7:34:36 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 32 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 16, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Has there ever been a president cooler than Obama? That's the question that Newsweek, an ostensible "news" magazine, asked last week via Twitter. The tweet featured a picture of the president slapping hands with his friend and political supporter, the rapper Jay Z. It's hard to argue with Newsweek on this one. Obama is cool -- though that alone doesn't make him a great president. When it comes to leaders, coolness and greatness might actually be mutually exclusive. Cool people aren't usually substantive and frequently lack the moral courage to do the right thing when the right thing isn't cool...
  • Many in Piketon, Ohio Town Turn on Massacred Rhoden Family

    04/30/2016 6:09:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 43 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Justin Glawe
    Sympathy and money for the Rhodens dried up as soon as it was revealed they were selling marijuana. Even worse, most have ignored victim Hannah Gilley and her own family. PIKETON, Ohio ó A family murdered for no apparent reason evokes a lot of sympathy from a community. Unless that family was dealing drugs. Drugs are so prevalent in this rural swath of the country that highway signs provide drivers with a number to report impairedónot drunkódrivers. So less than a week after this community rallied to support the families of the eight people shot to death in their beds...
  • The Porn Industry Is Terrified of Ted Cruz, Thinks Donald Trump Is a Joke

    04/23/2016 4:30:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 22, 2016 | Aurora Snow
    Now that the 2016 presidential election season is in full swing, which candidate(s) are people in the adult industry supporting? Every election year is a nail-biter for pornographers, who are wracked with worry over potential persecution from the next presidential administration. Demonizing the porn industry under the guise of protecting the publicís morality is an old politicianís trick. Charge XXX producers with obscenity, collect fines and put a dent in the debauchery. ďObsceneĒ porn is illegal but not all porn is obscene. Content that was considered extreme 15 years ago might be closer to the norm now. In the late...
  • Itís John Kasichís Turn To Accuse Ted Cruz of Dirty Tricks

    04/19/2016 8:23:45 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 19, 2016 | Betsy Woodruff
    It wouldnít be a Republican primary without charges of foul play levelled at Ted Cruz. And New York is no exception. A few hours before polls closed in the Empire State, John Kasichís strategist John Weaver tweeted that the Texan was responsible for misleading robocallsówhich falsely claimed that New Yorkís Democratic governor had endorsed Kasich.
  • State Department: Donít Ask Hillary Aides About Classified Info in Lawsuit

    04/06/2016 7:40:27 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/06/2016 | Shane Harris
    Lawyers object to any attempt to ask Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and others about how information was handledóand are dead set against Clinton testifying. Lawyers for the State Department want to limit the types of questions that a watchdog group can ask former aides to Hillary Clinton, and potentially the former secretary of state herself, about her creation and use of a private email system while she was in office. The department asked a federal judge Tuesday night to grant ďlimited discoveryĒ to Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that wants to depose some of Clintonís closest associates and staffers....
  • Daily Beast ĎComedianí Dean Obeidallahís Reaction When He Learned It Was Muslims, Not ĎFar [tr]

    04/04/2016 8:35:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2016 | Staff
    <p>CNN and Daily Beast contributor Dean Obeidallah told a Twitter user to ďgo fuck yourselfĒ after he was asked to apologise for spreading a false story about ďfar rightĒ activists and a hit and run attack on a Muslim woman in Molenbeek in Brussels.</p>
  • Glenn Beckís Lie Could Blow Up Ted Cruz

    03/30/2016 5:58:02 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | March 30, 2016 | Betsy Woodruff
    Glenn Beck has been one of Ted Cruzís most high profile surrogatesóbut Beckís support could become a little less desirable when he heads to court this summer for allegedly defaming a victim of the Boston Marathon bombingÖÖ One of Ted Cruzís most prominent supporters could be headed to court soon to defend his Islamophobic falsehoods about a victim of terrorism. ďÖBut come this summer, itís Beck who could face judgement. The radio talker currently faces a defamation lawsuitóbecause he doubled and tripled down on charges that a victim of a terrorist attack was actually the real terrorist. ďÖ previously unnoticed...
  • This Man Can Save Us From Trump

    03/28/2016 4:22:21 AM PDT · by detective · 46 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 26, 2016 | John Noonan
    As the inevitability of a Donald Trump nomination grows, many Republicans are moving to the acceptance stage of grief. Trumpís unfavorability ratings are historic for a presumptive nominee. Some reputable polls have him as high as 60 percent negative, many others have him losing by double digits to Hillary Clinton. Retention of the Senate, already an uphill climb in an election year swelling with vulnerable Republican incumbents, is an equally dim prospect. Not all conservatives have given up the ship. The presumptive Democratic nominee is a hair away from federal indictment. The presumptive Republican nominee is a reality-TV lunatic who...
  • I Showered With Donald Trump at Military School (story better than title implies)

    03/28/2016 5:14:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | Sandy McIntosh
    In the summer before I went to NYMA I spent quite a bit of time at the beach with Donald. He had set up a large tent on the beach in front of his familyís cabana. There, along with one of his sisters and his younger brother, Robert, we played cards and gabbed away the days. He told me a little about the military school. The place he described seemed to me dark, violent, and comfortless. He talked as if he loved it. That fall, as one of what the cadets called ďNew Guys,Ē I entered a closed society where...
  • Daily Beast Reporter Explains Why Trump And Cruz Horrify Most Europeans

    03/27/2016 9:44:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | March 27, 2016 | Heather
    The Daily Beast's foreign correspondent, Christopher Dickey, didn't pull any punches when asked what most Europeans think of GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz and their recent statements about NATO and dealing with ISIS. After playing footage of former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Sec. of State John Kerry responding to Trump's assertion that the United States should rework our relationship with NATO, along with Ted Cruz and his constant threats to use carpet bombing to deal with ISIS, here's how Dickey responded to Chris Jansing's request for comment. JANSING: What's the concern that you're hearing Chris,...
  • AIPACís Ovation for Trump is Not at All Surprising

    03/22/2016 3:33:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 22 March 2016 10:39am ET | staff
    My friends at the AIPAC conference are shocked, shocked that so many fellow attendees gave Donald Trump an ovation last night. Just like my Republican friends are shocked that so many fellow Republicans have voted for him. Why the surprise, though? Is it at all surprising that a rightward-tilting, nationalistic, often-anti-Muslim pep rally of 18,000 people (many paid to be there by a handful of billionaires) would applaud a rightward-tilting, nationalistic, often-anti-Muslim leader of pep rallies? The weirdest shock of all, though, came from AIPAC itself, whose leader apologized this morning for Trumpís having insulted President Obama. Choking back tears,...
  • Michelle Fields, Ben Shapiro Resign From Breitbart

    03/14/2016 4:56:54 AM PDT · by gore_sux · 68 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 3/14/16 | Rosie Gray
    ďToday I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation,Ē the reporter at the center of the controversy at the conservative site told BuzzFeed News, the week after Trumpís campaign manager allegedly grabbed her. Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and editor-at-large Ben Shapiro are resigning from the company over the siteís handling of Donald Trumpís campaign managerís alleged assault on Fields, BuzzFeed News has learned. Fields and Shapiro informed Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon of their decision Sunday night. ďToday I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation,Ē Fields said in a statement sent to BuzzFeed...
  • [VANITY] Breitbart's Michelle Fields and Three Others Resign Over Trump Incident

    03/14/2016 2:43:52 AM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 72 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/14/2016 | NBC
    My title. Fields told FOX she was "Violated" by the Trump camp "This is disgusting," Shapiro said. "No news outlet would stand for it." Breitbart News has not commented on the resignations. The Fields incident came a week after a Time magazine photographer was thrown to the floor by a Secret Service agent at another Trump rally and amid escalating concerns over the rhetoric used by the Republican frontrunner. Trump has come under mounting criticism ó from Democrats and from Republican rivals ó for failing to fully denounce violent incidents at his events and for creating a climate where such...
  • Michelle Fields, Ben Shapiro Resign From Breitbart

    03/13/2016 9:41:18 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 322 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | March 13, 2016 | Rosie Gray & McKay Coppins
    ďToday I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation,Ē the reporter at the center of the controversy at the conservative site told BuzzFeed News, the week after Trumpís campaign manager allegedly grabbed her. Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and editor-at-large Ben Shapiro are resigning from the company over the siteís handling of Donald Trumpís campaign managerís alleged assault on Fields, BuzzFeed News has learned...
  • Hereís Why Several Journalists Got Caught in the Michelle Fields Media Hoax

    03/13/2016 9:05:35 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 102 replies
    Danger & Play ^ | March 13, 2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Several journalists have been caught lying to the public and committing fraud, new video footage reveals. Before we begin analyzing the Michelle Fields hoax, watch this video, which surfaced last night. This video clip shows Trumpís campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski (the man in short cropped hair), moving past Michelle Fields (the handsome woman in glasses). Consider how deep this media hoax goes. Michelle Fields, a ďconservative,Ē fabricated a story with Ben Terris, a ďliberal.Ē Jabin Botsford of the Washington Post lied about being at the event, and then hid evidence that would have exposed the hoax. Lloyd Grove of the...
  • Why Is America Using These Antique Planes to Fight ISIS?

    03/09/2016 5:15:11 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 09, 2016 | DAVID AXE
    War was just an experiment for two of the U.S. militaryís oldest and most unusual warplanes. A pair of OV-10 Broncosósmall, Vietnam War-vintage, propeller-driven attack planesórecently spent three months flying top cover for ground troops battling ISIS militants in the Middle East. The OV-10sí deployment is one of the latest examples of a remarkable phenomenon. The United Statesóand, to a lesser extent, Russiaóhas seized the opportunity afforded it by the aerial free-for-all over Iraq and Syria and other war zones to conduct live combat trials with new and upgraded warplanes, testing out the aircraft in potentially deadly conditions before committing...
  • Marco Rubioís ďGay PastĒ Blows Up: Liberals at the Daily Beast Fight Back

    03/01/2016 1:07:12 PM PST · by drewh · 39 replies
    Liberty Post ^ | March 1 ,2016 | Aadam Campbell
    Following our story on Rubioís partying days and arrest in a known gay ďhookupĒ site, the interwebs have lit up in his defense, but not quite from where you would expect. While CNN and Fox News have done all that they can to hide from the story, the liberal publication, the Daily Beast, has come out swinging from the trees like an angry orangutan to beat down anyone who whispers the words, ďfoam party.Ē The defense is surprising considering that Chelsea Clinton sits on the board of IAC, the parent company of the Daily Beast. Their tactic to protect Rubio?...
  • Chelsea Handler: "Being Politically Correct Isn't Working For America"

    01/18/2016 2:21:10 PM PST · by presidio9 · 33 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 1-18-2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    Chelsea Handler said political correctness isn't working for Americans. In a op-ed written for The Daily Beast, the 40-year-old comedian said she sat down with representatives from the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, American Indians in Film & Television and the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "We had an honest discussion about whether or not it's funny, appropriate, helpful, or hurtful to traffic in ethnic, racial, and religious stereotypes," Handler said. Handler said they all "ended up smiling and laughing about examples of politically incorrect humor because they could see...
  • We Can Still Beat Donald Trump ‚ÄĒ And Here‚Äôs How (Good Luck With It)

    02/26/2016 12:15:13 AM PST · by goldstategop · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/25/2016 | Stuart Stevens
    Campaigns are about conflict. It is absolutely necessary not only to show why you are better but the other candidate is worse. Say what you will about Donald Trump, but he understands that to win a fight, you have to fight. Now the race is at a stage where it is clear to beat Trump, a candidate must engage Trump and drive him from the race. .... The good news should be that Trump is one of the easiest candidates to engage and defeat in modern history. But no one is taking advantage of his vulnerabilities. To defeat a candidate,...
  • How Mitt Romney Finally Killed Reaganomics

    11/13/2012 11:19:28 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 37 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | Michael Tomasky
    Trickle-down economics died last Tuesday. The post-election chatter has been dominated by demographics, Latinos, women, and the culture war. But economics played a strong and even pivotal role in this election too, and Reaganomics came out a huge loser, while the Democrats have started to wrap their arms around a simple, winning alternative: the idea that government must invest in the middle class and not the rich. Itís middle-out economics instead of trickle-down, and it won last week and will keep on winning. Supply side was rejected. And in its place, voters went for an economic vision that says: donít...
  • Cruz, Carson Met Secretly In A Storage Closet, It ‚ÄėDid Not Go Well‚Äô

    02/20/2016 11:24:11 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 148 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/20/2015 | DEREK DRAPLIN
    Sen. Ted Cruz ÔĽŅand Ben Carson reportedly met privately in a storage closet Thursday night in Greenville to try and cool relations between the two campaigns ahead of the primary here. But the clandestine meeting allegedly did not go well. Cruz called the meeting, The Daily Beast reports, to smooth over what has been a contentious public spat with the Carson campaign ever since the Iowa caucus. Carson accused Cruz of using dirty campaign tactics after one of Cruz's staffers saw a CNN report and told voters Carson was dropping out of the race right before voting started in Iowa....
  • The Secret Army Stumping for Ted Cruz

    02/14/2016 8:39:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 183 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 14, 2016 | Betsy Woodruff
    The senator's super PACs have launched an unprecedented ground effort in South Carolina and seem intent on going where few super PACs have gone before--door knocking. We all know super PACs have permanently changed the face of American politics. But in South Carolina, right now, we're getting a preview of the unprecedented ways they can alter a campaign. South Carolina, as you may know, is kind of a big deal. It has a large population--4.8 million people--and a bad reputation because it's a place where candidates love to break out their dirtiest tricks. Or, in the case of Ted Cruz's...
  • Stephen King Talks JFK, Oscars Diversity, and ‚ÄėBulletproof‚Äô Donald Trump

    02/16/2016 5:09:01 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2/15/16 | Marlow Stern
    This is in some respects a political show, and we are in the throes of hands-down the most insane presidential race in history. What do you make of it, and more specifically, of the rise of Donald Trump? It seems to me that, given the relentless 24-hour news cycle, it was only a matter of time before we had a media-savvy reality star ascend to this perch. Man, I don't know! Trump leaves me speechless. When he came down that escalator to announce that he was going to run for president, I thought to myself that it was a smart...
  • Does Ted Cruz Think He‚Äôs the Messiah?

    02/14/2016 12:20:17 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 49 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2/14/2016 | JAY MICHAELSON
    Rafael Cruz, father of Ted Cruz, is a preacher of the far-right doctrine of dominionism, which holds that Christians should take over the government and save it from the wicked. When Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president, many assumed he would quietly distance himself from his father, Rafael Cruz, since the elder Cruz has long been extreme in his religious views, and outspoken in proclaiming them. But the opposite has been the case. Rafael Cruz has been the senator's primary surrogate on the campaign trail, particularly with the evangelical voters who are now Ted Cruz's base. The two have...
  • CNN's Avlon Mocks Cruz As Not 'Effective' or 'Charming,' Costello Laughs

    02/13/2016 9:44:40 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Thursday morning's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, CNN political commentator and Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon used praise for Ted Cruz's ads and social media campaign to take an underhanded swipe at the GOP presidential candidate by suggesting that, unlike the ads, he is not "effective" or "charming." His jab at Cruz inspired laughter from host Costello as she mildly chided him for being "kind of harsh." The exchange came at 10:21 a.m. ET during a discussion of a Cruz campaign ad using humor to attack Donald Trump over the issue of his past...
  • At Baltimore Mosque, Obama Crushes the Muslim Haters

    02/04/2016 6:28:12 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 02.04.16 | Dean Obeidallah
    The president's speech at that Baltimore mosque reassured a nervous population and struck just the right note-we're Muslim and American.
  • Ted Cruz Will Get Crushed in New Hampshire

    02/04/2016 12:30:40 PM PST · by McGruff · 128 replies
    daily Beast ^ | February 4, 2015 | Tim Mak
    Republican operatives from inside and outside New Hampshire agree: Sen. Ted Cruz is all but doomed to finish below the top tier in the Granite State. The winning coalition Cruz put together in Iowa won't work in New Hampshire, they say, pointing to the fact New Hampshire has the second-lowest rate of church attendance in the country. So the edge that Cruz had among evangelicals isn't particularly applicable there. "I would advise Cruz to skip New Hampshire and go to South Carolina. I believe you shouldn't compete anywhere where it's not a favorable battlefield to win," said Stuart Stevens, a...
  • Ted Cruz's Closest Counselors Are Neocons

    01/31/2016 5:26:31 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 84 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 October 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    There's a lot about Ted Cruz that should worry constitutionalists considering voting for the senator in the presidential election of 2016.Recently, Infogram published brief but illuminating biographies of several of Cruz's key foreign policy advisors. The information disclosed in these revelations could trouble many constitutionalists otherwise keen on the senator and who rely on him to restore the rule of law to the White House.The first person highlighted in the article is the chairman of Cruz's foreign policy team, Chad Sweet.Sweet's professional and political background betrays Cruz's claims of being someone who promises "not to continue going in the same...
  • Head of Glenn Beck‚Äôs Media Empire Quits as The Blaze Burns Down

    01/29/2016 9:20:33 PM PST · by drewh · 115 replies
    Kraig Kitchin will stay with the company, but resigned from the top job after friction with fellow Beck executive Jonathan Schreiber. A ‚Äėmass exodus‚Äô of staff may follow. In what knowledgeable observers say is a sign of increasing turmoil in Glenn Beck‚Äôs troubled media empire, Beck‚Äôs longtime mentor and corporate executive, Kraig Kitchin, has quit as CEO of The Blaze. Kitchin‚Äôs replacement, Stewart Padveen, a digital startup entrepreneur who joined Beck‚Äôs company last summer, will be the fourth leader of The Blaze since late 2014. Kitchin, 54, who took over operations of Beck‚Äôs conservative-leaning subscription digital and cable television enterprise...
  • 'Planet Earth' Really Hates Donald Trump: ‚ÄúPeople are in disbelief" "People are kind of scared"

    01/30/2016 12:17:25 AM PST · by drewh · 76 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1.29.16 2:30pm
    LONDON ‚ÄĒ No doubt Donald Trump will be thrilled that the entire world is mesmerized as he steamrolls over his Republican rivals for the presidential nomination. He probably doesn‚Äôt care that most of the international publicity is bad publicity‚ÄĒbut even the master of ill-tempered putdowns and Twitter vitriol will struggle to keep up with the sheer number of attacks and jibes pouring in from every corner of the globe. He does have a select band of fans‚ÄĒmore on those later‚ÄĒbut they are being drowned out by an incredulity that stretches from Europe‚Äôs capitals to post-conflict Afghanistan; from the African deltas...
  • Obama‚Äôs Dirty Little Secret to Winning the 2012 Presidential Election

    01/24/2016 6:36:30 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11.12.12 | Michael Medved
    ...there’s no basis for the common claim Obama won through a superb, unprecedented, supremely effective get-out-the-vote effort by the Democrats. Even downcast Republicans have hailed the opposition’s turnout operation as magnificent, but they fail to note that it resulted in far fewer voters showing up for President Obama. - The president drew 7.6 million fewer votes than he did in the hope-and-change election of 2008. - Exit polls showed that Obama got a slightly smaller percentage of the black vote than last time and that turnout was sharply down, delivering at least 1.5 million fewer African-American ballots for the Democrats....
  • Bill Maher: We Must Stop ‚ÄėEvil‚Äô Ted Cruz Before It‚Äôs Too Late

    01/14/2016 5:50:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 14, 2016 | Marlow Stern, entertainment editor and writer
    The host of HBO's Real Time, which returns Friday, on why he's scared of Cruz, and the 'underage hookers' scandal that could sink Hillary Clinton's campaign. For the past month and change, there's been a void in the political commentary arena--and political incorrectness, in general. Yes, Bill Maher was on vacation. But the acerbic satirist seems recharged and ready to dive headfirst into election season--which he'll do by kicking off the return of his late-night series Real Time with Bill Maher with a big campaign of his own. You'll have to tune in to HBO Friday night to see exactly...
  • America‚Äôs Political Parties Are Just Tribes Now

    01/02/2016 9:20:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 2, 2016 | Matt Lewis
    In 2015, once high-minded disagreements over policy and ideology descended into something much more primitive.When it comes to politics, in 2015 we witnessed nothing less than a paradigm shift. The old rules are out the window. Technology and changing mores have conspired to lower barriers of entry--and acceptability. Gatekeepers no longer exist. What we have right now is closer to direct democracy than we've ever seen, and our civilization is regressing as a result. One party (the Democrats) already represents the liberal half of the nation. The other half seems to consist of modern, Buckleyite conservatives, but also an increasingly...
  • Documentary: Chuck Norris Helped Open Communist Romania to West

    01/01/2016 5:24:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 1, 2016 | Sarah Stites
    During the darkest days of communism, Romanians had something to brighten their oppressed existence illicit American movie parties. Under Nicolae Ceausescu's dictatorship, the Eastern European country had very little contact with the West. But thanks to Teodor Zamfir who was willing to smuggle VHS tapes, and his translator Ilina Nistor who dubbed them, over 3000 movies made it over to Romania between 1985 and 1989. Millions of lives were changed and uplifted as a result. Chuck Norris v. Communism (Variety Interview)After recognizing Nistor's voice at a film festival, Ilinca Calugareanu chatted with the woman whose inflection and tone were nearly...
  • Former Trump Aide: He‚Äôs Doomed

    12/30/2015 8:27:24 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 116 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/30 | Tim Mack
    o be sure, predictions of Trump‚Äôs demise have so far proven wrong‚ÄĒhe has defied conventional wisdom, and continues to be the frontrunner in the Republican presidential primary despite controversies that would have eliminated almost any other candidate. But the trajectory of the campaign thus far, Nunberg says, means that it is more likely than not that Trump will lose the first presidential contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, then hobble into South Carolina having lost frontrunner status and ceded momentum to his competitors. If Trump loses Iowa and New Hampshire, he‚Äôll stumble into South Carolina. ‚ÄúOnce Cruz wins Iowa, and...
  • Hezbollah Fighters Are Fed Up With Fighting Syria's War

    12/30/2015 1:26:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/29/2015 | Jesse Rosenfeld
    They joined to fight Israel in Lebanon, but after multiple combat tours in the Syrian cities of Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, and around Damascus, Hezbollah reservists tell The Daily Beast that they are no longer willing to die in Syria's unending, bloody civil war. As a result of their refusal to continue volunteering to prop up the embattled government of Bashar al-Assad, they say that the Shia Party of God has cut off the money they were accustomed to receiving: reservist paychecks and permanent family benefits packages. What other consequences there may be remain to be seen. Imad, as we'll call...
  • Trump‚Äôs NH Leftovers: Angry, Amped and Anonymous

    12/29/2015 2:49:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 29, 2015 | Garrett Quinn
    Hundreds of fans were unable to get into his crowded rally Monday. But given the disorganized campaign in New Hampshire, they likely weren't missed or even counted in the first place. Hundreds of Donald Trump supporters received terrible news just moments before he took the stage in the gymnasium of a Nashua, New Hampshire, middle school: The event was over capacity. Some had stood in the cold for more than 90 minutes, waiting to hear Trump talk about how he is going to Make America Great Again. They were grumpy, sad, frustrated, and, well, angry like the man they love....
  • Get Ready: Why 2016 Will Be Totally Nuts

    12/27/2015 9:35:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 28, 2015 | Michael Tomasky
    You want predictions? After a year like this?! Who knows. I will say in my defense that after Donald Trump went after John McCain, and nearly everybody in Punditland was saying that’s it, he’s cooked, I wrote no, not so fast. Five-plus months later, that column reads pretty well! So here I go. Who Will Be the Republican Presidential Nominee?: As I write these words, I’m gonna go ahead and say Ted Cruz, although I actually kinda think it will be Trump, and I’m aware that I’m just saying Cruz to sound respectable (Cruz! Respectable!). Marco Rubio...well, here’s the thing....
  • The Religious Right Is Right to Be Scared: Christianity Is Dying in America (Barf alert)

    12/27/2015 9:00:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 75 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 26 Dec 15 | Jay Michaelson - LGBT Activist
    <p>Among the Christian Right, and most Republican presidential candidates, it‚Äôs now an article of faith that the United States is persecuting Christians and Christian-owned businesses‚ÄĒthat religion itself is under attack.</p> <p>Why has this bizarre myth that Christianity is under assault in the most religious developed country on Earth been so successful? Because, in a way, it‚Äôs true. American Christianity is in decline‚ÄĒnot because of a ‚Äúwar on faith‚ÄĚ but because of a host of demographic and social trends. The gays and liberals are just scapegoats.</p>
  • Can Marco Rubio Even Win a Primary?

    12/04/2015 8:00:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 4, 2015 | Michael Tomasky
    He‚Äôs the GOP‚Äôs strongest candidate, right? But what if he can‚Äôt win a single early primary? The Rubio problem no one is talking about‚ÄĒyet. Everybody I know, I mean everybody, thinks Marco Rubio is the strongest Republican candidate. Yes, there‚Äôs a debate about how strong. Some say he‚Äôd beat Hillary Clinton, some say that what with some of the extreme positions he‚Äôs taken so far in this race, he‚Äôd be hard-pressed to do much better than Mitt Romney‚Äôs 206 electoral votes plus maybe his own Florida. So there‚Äôs a debate about that. But there ain‚Äôt much debate that he‚Äôs the,...