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  • DNC vice chair Brazile met w Team Sanders in Philly to apologize for #DNCleaks situation

    07/23/2016 8:10:50 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/23/2016 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    DNC vice chair Brazile met w Team Sanders in Philly to apologize for #DNCleaks situation, @DanielStrauss4 reports.
  • Kasich leaves door open to Trump endorsement

    07/23/2016 6:21:51 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 156 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/2016 | Harper Neidig
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich left open the possibility of endorsing his party’s presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying he “takes no joy” in his withholding his support. “I take no joy in the fact that I’ve had to stake out this position of non-endorsement. Maybe it will change,” he said in an interview with MSNBC that was released Saturday. Kasich skipped his party’s convention last week even though it took place in his home state. In the interview, he emphasized his differences with Trump on foreign policy, trade and immigration and said it would have been inappropriate for him to attend...
  • Dems vote down push to abolish superdelegates

    07/23/2016 5:55:45 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2016
    The Democratic Rules Committee voted down an effort to abolish the role of unbound superdelegates, dealing a blow to Bernie Sanders supporters, many of whom see the superdelegate system as unfair. An amendment failed before the committee Saturday by a vote of 108-58. The amendment received vocal support during discussion from several people who characterized the superdelegate system as "undemocratic" and contrary to the principle of "one person, one vote."
  • Benghazi victim's mother calls on Trump to stop invoking son's death

    07/23/2016 5:42:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2016
    The mother of the U.S. ambassador killed in the 2012 Benghazi attacks called on Republicans to stop invoking her son on Friday, blasting their references to his death as “opportunistic and cynical.” “As Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’s mother, I am writing to object to any mention of his name and death in Benghazi, Libya, by Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican Party,” Mary F. Commanday wrote in a letter to the editor published in the New York Times Friday.
  • Clinton Cash - Official Movie Premiere [till 11pm]

    07/23/2016 5:34:35 PM PDT · by thouworm · 93 replies
    Breitbat/YouTube ^ | 7-23-2016
    Available here without going through the Breitbart loops. Many Freepers never got a reply from Breitbart with a password for access to the movie. Try the YouTube link for the full documentary.
  • Influential Donors Criticize Ted Cruz for His G.O.P. Convention Speech

    07/23/2016 5:24:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/23/2016 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    In an extraordinary public rebuke, two influential donors who were among the biggest supporters of Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign excoriated Mr. Cruz on Saturday for his decision not to endorse Donald J. Trump at the Republican National Convention. The remarks from Robert Mercer of Long Island and his daughter Rebekah Mercer suggest widening fallout over Mr. Cruz’s convention speech, in which he did not endorse his former rival and, instead, suggested that Republicans should “vote your conscience” for candidates “up and down the ticket.” “Last summer and again this year, Senator Ted Cruz pledged to support the candidacy of...
  • Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy (WaPo Barf Alert)

    07/23/2016 5:08:50 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 72 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | July 22, 2016 | WaPo Editorial Board
    DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not substance. To the extent he has views, they are wrong in their diagnosis of America’s problems and dangerous in their proposed solutions. Mr. Trump’s politics of denigration and division could strain the bonds that have held a diverse nation together. His contempt for constitutional norms might reveal the nation’s two-century-old experiment in checks and balances to...
  • Trump's Speech Wasn't 'Dark' or 'Angry.' The Media Is Out of Touch.

    07/23/2016 4:51:31 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 44 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 23, 2016 | Peter Navarro
    Either the mainstream press doesn’t get Donald J. Trump—or its poison pens are simply out to get him. Exhibit A is last week’s dour coverage of one of the most electrifying presidential nomination acceptance speeches in the last thirty years. I was at the Cleveland arena Thursday night where this history was made, and I was particularly revolted by Friday morning’s spin from two of the biggest Horseman of the Trump Apocalypse. The New York Times castigated the speech as “dark” and “angry” while the Washington Post labeled it “a dire portrait of a lawless, terrorized nation.” In truth,...
  • The Hillary email scandal keeps getting uglier: 3 key aides got messages clearly marked

    07/23/2016 4:33:54 PM PDT · by orchestra · 65 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 7/23/2016 | Carmine Sabia
    (Full title): The Hillary email scandal keeps getting uglier: 3 key aides got messages clearly marked ‘Top Secret’ Emails marked “top secret” were sent from Hillary Clinton’s private server to the email addresses of three of her top aides. They included 22 such emails in seven email chains sent to Jacob Sullivan, Cheryl Mills, and William Burns, according to State Department documents obtained by Vice News on Friday. The 22 emails were originally held back from emails received by Vice News in response to a 2015 Freedom of Information Act request it made because releasing them to the public would...
  • Trump starts considering Cabinet

    07/23/2016 4:17:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 175 replies
    The Hill ^ | 23 Jul 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    CLEVELAND — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is already focused on picking people for his future Cabinet. A day before accepting his party’s nomination and completing an astonishing political rise that has taken him to the heights of the Republican Party’s power, Trump met with his inner circle at the Cleveland Westin to discuss his possible transition. Eric Trump told The Hill that his father is determined to put together a Cabinet that can help him turn around the country. He suggested his father would look to the private sector to find effective leadership for government. “You have to have...
  • LA Times/Dornsife tracking poll now Trump +2

    07/23/2016 4:02:46 PM PDT · by brookwood · 19 replies
    LA Times/Dornsife poll now Trump +2 - not updated on RCP average yet. Also Reuters is +3 Clinton today not +4. Combined this brings Trump to +.5% in the average of the last 5 polls on RCP.
  • Hillary Clinton's choice of Tim Kaine shows she's the grown-up in this contest (Barf, Barf, Barf)

    07/23/2016 3:32:24 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 44 replies
    The Guardian/MSN ^ | 7/23/2016 | Richard Wolffe
    One candidate paraded his veep choices through Twitter and openly mused about their qualifications. The other kept her shortlist confidential and her opinions private. One had instant regrets about his decision. The other always seemed to be heading towards the same destination. One needed a safe pick to balance his own volatility. The other chose a safe pick because they are kindred souls in earnest wonkery. Both in the manner of their selection and the content of their character, the veep picks of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton open yet another chasm between the Republican and Democratic nominees. Don’t be...
  • Tim Kaine Addresses Crowd in Spanish, Promises Amnesty Plan ‘In the First 100 Days’ in Office

    07/23/2016 3:30:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) was officially announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in Miami this afternoon as she introduced him as a “progressive who likes to get things done.” “Hey, guys. Thank you!” he said as he took the podium, before immediately launching into a message in Spanish. Kaine repeatedly referred to his missionary work in Honduras, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. (snip) “In our administration in the first 100 days we’ll put forward a comprehensive immigration reform package that includes a path to citizenship,” he shouted.
  • Michael Moore on Kaine Pick: Progressives Will ‘Stay Home’

    07/23/2016 3:25:27 PM PDT · by GilGil · 45 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/23/2016 | Breitbart News
    Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore was more than disappointed with Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate, predicting Kaine would not excite the liberal base to go to the polls. He contrasted Clinton’s pick with Indiana Governor Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, who Moore predicted would excite the GOP base.
  • Melania Trump's RNC fashion: A scary statement

    07/23/2016 3:02:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 203 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 7-19-16 | Elizabeth Wellington
    So while Trump appeared flawless on the Cleveland stage Monday night, whether she intended it or not, her all-white ensemble displayed the kind of foreignness that is accepted by her husband’s political party. To many, that outfit could be another reminder that in the G.O.P. white is always right. Four years ago, Republicans fretted about trying to diversify their base, in the wake of Barack Obama’s clear voter mandate. This time around, with Trump at the top of the ticket, it’s obvious that ship has sailed. On Monday night, Melania Trump was a not-so-subliminal billboard for what’s looking like the...
  • With protests predicted, businesses warned to batten down the hatches

    07/23/2016 3:00:52 PM PDT · by Mariner · 36 replies
    Philly.com ^ | July 23rd, 2016 | by Julia Terruso
    With the Democratic National Convention and an attendant influx of protesters a week away, the city is suggesting businesses bring in loose planters, take down flags, and secure commercial dumpsters "to avoid misappropriation by demonstrators." The city expects 35,000 to 50,000 protesters daily during the July 25-28 convention. Anticipated gathering spots include FDR Park, Marconi Plaza, Independence Mall, City Hall, and the Municipal Services Building. Marches are planned down Broad Street and Market Street. Simultaneously, Philadelphia is rolling out a literal multicolored carpet for visitors and delegates and hosting four days of live music along Broad Street. The Mural Arts...
  • Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far

    07/23/2016 2:59:36 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 7 replies
    wikileaks ^ | 07/22/16 | A Dem Operative
    From:info@crfb.org To: kaplanj@dnc.org Date: 2016-05-02 16:48 Subject: Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far May 2, 2016 Read the analysis. Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has proposed numerous new policies that would increase spending and expand tax breaks along with other policies that would increase taxes and reduce certain spending. Using independent estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the non-partisan Tax Policy Center (TPC), and others, we estimate that Secretary Clinton’s proposals would cost $1.8 trillion over a decade with interest, and they would be...
  • CNN probably regrets polling viewers after Trump’s RNC speech because, well… WOW

    07/23/2016 2:46:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 49 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Binder
    For viewers, a whopping 57 percent said they had a “very positive” reaction to the speech, while only 24 percent said the speech had a “negative effect.” Even more incredible for Trump was that 73 percent of viewers said the policies proposed in the speech would move the country in the “right direction,” with only 24 percent saying otherwise. The speech left 56 percent of viewers saying they are “more likely” to vote for Trump.
  • Trump capitalizing on fears over crime

    07/23/2016 2:44:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2016 | Katie Bo Williams
    “The first task for our new Administration will be to liberate our citizens from the crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threatens their communities,” Trump said in an address that included statistics pointing to rising crime in several U.S. cities.
  • Bernie Sanders Campaign Chief Says Someone Must Be 'Accountable' for What DNC Emails Show

    07/23/2016 2:34:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 23, 2016 | MaryAlice Parks
    Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said his team was "disappointed" by the emails from the Democratic National Committee leaked through WikiLeaks, which seemed to reveal staff in the party working to support Hillary Clinton. "Someone does have to be held accountable," Weaver said during an interview with ABC News. "We spent 48 hours of public attention worrying about who in the [Donald] Trump campaign was going to be held responsible for the fact that some lines of Mrs. Obama's speech were taken by Mrs. Trump. Someone in the DNC needs to be held at least as accountable as the...
  • Rachel Maddow warns sensitive viewers to look away from anti-Hillary RNC merchandise

    07/23/2016 2:23:32 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 31 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 22, 2016
    Safe spaces and trigger warnings have taken the place of free expression on college campuses across the U.S., often following protests by leftist activists unwilling to listen to arguments that contradict their worldview. While such a cloistered existence does little to prepare young adults for the real world, this level of hypersensitivity is not confined to university life. Left-leaning figures in all walks of life have increasingly pushed for the suppression of controversial speech in the interest of protecting feelings. For MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, it was the selection of buttons available for sale at this week’s Republican National Convention...
  • Clinton: Ted Cruz was right

    07/23/2016 2:13:17 PM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 100 replies
    thehill ^ | July 22, 2016, 06:02 pm | Lisa Hagen
    Hillary Clinton on Friday evening said she surprisingly agrees with one of her political rivals: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). "I mean something has gone terribly wrong when one speaker says vote your conscience and then gets booed," Clinton said at a rally in Tampa. "I never thought I’d say these words, but Ted Cruz was right," the presumptive Democratic nominee added. "In this election, do the right thing, vote your conscience, vote for your future, vote for the United States of America." Cruz, a former GOP candidate, was booed off the stage Wednesday night after declining to endorse GOP nominee...
  • The Left in Fever Pitch After RNC

    07/23/2016 2:01:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Plizette ^ | Updated 23 Jul 2016 at 10:47 AM | Laura Ingraham
    As for the notion that Reagan's rhetoric was purely positive and aspirational — here's a line from his speech at the 1980 convention: "Back in 1976, [Jimmy] Carter said, 'Trust me.' And a lot of people did. Now, many of those people are out of work. Many have seen their savings eaten away by inflation. Many others on fixed incomes, especially the elderly, have watched helplessly as the cruel tax of inflation wasted away their purchasing power. And, today, a great many who trusted Mr. Carter wonder if we can survive the Carter policies of national defense." One other point:...
  • Largest federal employee union applauds Clinton pick of Senator Tim Kaine as running mate

    07/23/2016 1:58:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | July 22, 2016 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT:This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time, sent to others using government equipment, or sent to anyone while in a government building because it involves election related activity.WASHINGTON – In response to the announcement that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has selected U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement:“While representing Virginia in the U.S. Senate, Tim Kaine has been a vocal advocate for government workers and the programs we deliver to the American public. Like Hillary...
  • Judicial Watch Goes to Court On Clinton Testimony (Weekly Update)

    07/23/2016 1:32:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 22, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Goes to Court for Hillary Clinton’s Testimony Election Integrity under Attack by Obama Administration The FBI Declared Mass Killer Mateen “NOT” a Terrorist Judicial Watch Goes to Court for Hillary Clinton’s Testimony Hillary Clinton sent three lawyers to federal court this past Monday in an effort to convince a judge that she shouldn’t have to provide testimony under oath to your Judicial Watch about why she set up and used a non-state.gov email account to conduct official business as secretary of state. As you will recall, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan had granted “discovery” to...
  • Pro-LGBT push underscores GOP convention (Barf Alert)

    07/23/2016 1:24:44 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/2016 | Megan R. Wilson
    Pro-LGBT Republicans, both gay and straight, say the party is going through a fundamental change. Equality issues are not controversial among younger Republicans, majorities of whom support gay marriage and other measures. Richard Grenell, an openly gay former diplomat, told The Hill he is encouraged by how much progress the party has made, even over the last four years. During the 2012 campaign, Grenell stepped down as Mitt Romney’s national security and foreign policy spokesman after to a conservative backlash over his sexuality. “When I walk through the convention, I see politicians, activists and staffers who swarm me to tell...
  • Clinton VP Pick Tim Kaine Took On Insurers Over ‘Redlining’ as Young Lawyer

    07/23/2016 1:20:40 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 14 replies
    LAW.COM ^ | July 22, 2016 | Jennifer Henderson
    Hillary Clinton’s choice for presidential running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, is a Harvard Law grad who cut his teeth as a young lawyer fighting for fair housing issues, winning a $100 million jury verdict against Nationwide Insurance over allegedly discriminatory lending practices. Clinton’s campaign announced the former Virginia governor as her pick for vice president on Friday evening. Clinton and Kaine are expected to make their first campaign appearance together on Saturday in Miami. ... The case went to trial in 1998, after Kaine had become Richmond’s mayor. The jury sided with HOME and returned a $100 million verdict...
  • Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

    07/23/2016 1:19:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    AP ^ | July 23, 2016 | Stephen Braun Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Several emails posted by Wikileaks on its document disclosure website show DNC officials scoffing at Sanders and his supporters and in one instance, questioning his commitment to his Jewish religion. Some emails also show DNC and White House officials mulling whether to invite guests with controversial backgrounds to Democratic party events. Although Wikileaks' posting of...
  • Democrats, Looking Past Obama, Are a Party Without a Cause

    07/23/2016 1:17:17 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/23/2016 | Jonathan Martin
    PHILADELPHIA — When President Obama takes the stage here this week to begin his monthslong political farewell, it will mark a bittersweet moment for Democrats. Mr. Obama is not going to be missed only because he is beloved by the faithful. The president has also fulfilled two longstanding if often elusive goals of his party: He has largely transcended the traditional moderate-versus-liberal split, papering over internal divisions. And he passed a sweeping health care law. But without the unifying presence of Mr. Obama in the White House, or the organizing aim of expanding health care, it is unclear who will...
  • VIDEO: Protester shouting ‘DNC leak!’ ejected from Hillary rally

    07/23/2016 1:16:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    He could be seen attempting to hold up a sign with a hashtag on it but was otherwise unreadable. As those around him grabbed it out of his hands, he repeatedly shouted, “DNC leak!” He continued to yell as he was led away. Clinton continued talking. The man’s protest was in reference in some 20,000 DNC emails being released by Wikileaks. One such email appeared to show party staffers conspiring to create a narrative in the media that was critical of Clinton rival Bernie Sanders. “Wondering if there’s a good Bernie narrative for a story, which is that Bernie never...
  • Virginia: Trump & Pence in Roanoke -- Monday, July 25 3:00 EDT

    07/23/2016 1:09:02 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 19 replies
    MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016 - ​ROANOKE, VA The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center 3:00 PM Donald J. Trump and Governor Mike Pence will be holding a Town Hall Doors open at 1:00 PM
  • When the state executed murderer Richard Lee Whitley in 1987, a bit of Tim Kaine died, too

    07/23/2016 1:08:21 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 16 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | July 12, 1987 | Frank Green
    When the state sent 2,500 volts through the body of murderer Richard Lee Whitley on Monday night, a little bit of Timothy Kaine died, too. It's not that Kaine, Whitley's lawyer, thought his client was innocent. Whitley had a long criminal history and had confessed to the 1980 murder and sexual assault of an elderly Fairfax County neighbor.
  • Don't Buy the Media Labels on Tim Kaine: 'Centrist' or 'Devout Catholic'

    07/23/2016 12:47:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 23, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Hillary Clinton's selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) as her running mate is already creating one distortion of reality: that Kaine is somehow a "centrist." His American Conservative Union rating score in his first three years in the Senate is 0.00. But here was The Wall Street Journal opening up its coverage tonight: The other distortion is any journalist touting Kaine as a "devout Catholic" or "traditional Catholic" without noting it would be more accurate to call him a devout and traditional Democrat. A "devout" believer in the church would champion in public its pro-life stance and its opposition to...
  • Box Office: Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' Doc Strong in U.S. Debut

    07/22/2016 7:01:04 PM PDT · by Mr Apple · 95 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 17, 2016 | Pamela McClintock
    D'Souza's 100-minute film — a scathing indictment of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — touched down in its first trio of cinemas on the eve of the Republican National Convention, which gets underway Monday in Cleveland and will star presumptive nominee Donald Trump as the main attraction. (On Sunday, D'Souza and his team will host a red-carpet premiere in Cleveland, with a number of politicians and delegates expected to attend.)
  • WikiLeaks’ DNC Email Leak Reveals Off The Record Media Correspondence

    07/23/2016 12:31:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | July 22, 2016
    Some of the most interesting emails to read are those exchanged by DNC staffers as they decide how to respond to media inquiries, and then their off-the-record and deep background responses to numerous national media outlets. The emails contained off the record correspondence with reporters at the Washington Post, Politico, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Many emails in the database were sent from the email accounts of DNC’s Northern California finance director, Robert Erik Stowe, communications director Luis Miranda, national finance director Jordon Kaplan, finance chief of staff Scott Comer, finance director of data & strategic initiatives Daniel...
  • Wake held near Capitol Hill for the Republican Party

    07/23/2016 12:27:50 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 21, 2016 10:55 pm | Mike Murillo | @MikeMurilloWTOP
    WASHINGTON — At an Irish pub popular among those who work on Capitol Hill, a coffin covered in black was placed across from the bar where people order pints of beer. The attendees, former and current Republicans who once worked on Capitol Hill, gathered for a traditional Irish wake in honor of the political party they said they once knew. “We said we should get together and have a drink and toast the death of party, as we sit here and watch it dying on us,” said Chris Scheve, one of the event organizers. Those who walked into The Dubliner...
  • The Teeth in Newt’s Call to Test and Deport Sharia Muslims

    07/23/2016 11:52:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    The other day in Wurzburg, Germany a 17-year-old Afghan refugee boarded a train carrying a knife and ax. Then he went to work. Four passengers -- Chinese tourists -- are in serious condition. Others were less seriously injured. Many aboard the train were treated for shock. The kid’s Lizzie Borden routine was accompanied by his shouts of “Allahu Akbar.” Beforehand, in a video, he had declared himself a soldier of the caliphate. Among his possessions was a homemade flag that resembled an Islamic State banner. German police gunned him down as he attacked security while attempting to flee. The attack,...
  • Art Laffer: Trump Should Win Easily

    07/23/2016 11:48:27 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 36 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | JUL 19, 2016 | FRED BARNES
    Art Laffer is a famous economist, one of the brains behind President Ronald Reagan's supply-side tax cuts in 1981. But he was also a political adviser to Reagan and other presidential candidates. Based on history rather than polls or demographics, he insists Donald Trump will win the presidential race—and win easily. History is an argument not often heard in presidential elections except in one case: the likelihood that after one party holds the White House for eight years, that party probably won't win four more years. The one exception in the past half-century was the election of George H.W. Bush...
  • Donor Vetting -- Some great stuff

    07/23/2016 11:48:13 AM PDT · by ncfool · 3 replies
    wikileaks web site ^ | July 23, 2016 | Self
    Unbelievable when you search for Vet and you get the various emails that the sent back and forth with their commentary about if the Donor was good or bad. You can see how the bundle the money and try to play games on how to get the best way to process the donation. Now this is the legitimate donations but you know there are bigger games being played. Where is the FEC and we know where the Justice department is located.
  • Despite 41,000 Drop in Black Voter Registration, Philly Minority Voters Plan to Vote

    07/23/2016 11:47:48 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    NBC 10 ^ | July 23, 2016 | Morgan Zalot and Vince Lattanizo
    As the presidential election looms, some 41,000 black voters in Philadelphia who used to be registered to vote are off the books now, and leaders in Philadelphia’s black community are scrambling to get them registered so their voices will be heard come November. “We’re concerned that people may think elections may go a certain way, and too often people think that one vote doesn’t count,” Minister Rodney Muhammad, president of the NAACP’s Philadelphia chapter, told NBC10 this week. “It certainly does.”
  • Anti-Trump GOP Senators Praise Tim Kaine After Clinton Announcement

    07/23/2016 11:46:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    mediate.com ^ | 7/23/16 | Josh Feldman
    Anti-Donald Trump Republican senators have offered positive reactions to Hillary Clinton choosing their colleague Tim Kaine for veep, even if they still don’t care for Clinton.
  • Trump better in likely voter polls (vanity number crunch RealClearPolitics)

    07/23/2016 10:57:36 AM PDT · by AndyTheBear · 29 replies
    I have found a definite trend where likely voter polls favor Trump and register voter polls favor Clinton. For the recent rolling polls included in RealClearPolitics, the average has Clinton up 2.7%. If you include only LV polls, Trump is up 0.5%. This trend is not just with the recent polls though. I wrote a quick python script and copy pasted all the polls since 8/15 when Clinton and Trump were first in the same ballpark in polling. And found the trend continues all the way through. Break down in first comment since I need to format it:
  • Four things to watch at the DNC (Freeper input needed to complete a rather pathetic short list)

    07/23/2016 10:57:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 23, 2016 | Susan Ferrechio
    After a raucous Republican National Convention was punctuated by infighting over GOP nominee Donald Trump, Democrats are likely to put on a convention that showcases a party united behind Hillary Clinton and her agenda. [Snip] Here's what to look for when the Democrats convene: Pressure from the Left The fight over super delegates Mothers of the movement speeches Clinton's reinforcements The DNC's list of speakers includes no fewer than 43 top elected officials including senators, governors, House lawmakers and mayors.
  • Kaine comes out against Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal (PRETENDS to oppose)

    07/23/2016 10:44:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 23, 2016 | DOUG PALMER
    Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate, has gone on record saying he cannot support the Trans-Pacific Partnership in its current form— a stance calculated to make him more appealing to supporters of Bernie Sanders who revile the deal. Kaine spokeswoman Amy Dudley said Saturday that the Virginia Democrat shared his negative views on the trade deal with Clinton this week, confirming a report by The Washington Post. “He agreed with her judgment that it fell short” when it came to protecting wages and national security, a Clinton aide reportedly told the newspaper. Kaine had never taken a formal position...
  • Governor Tim Kaine surrenders Virginia to Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation

    07/23/2016 10:30:24 AM PDT · by euram · 16 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | May 23, 2007 | Christine
    This last weekend, the Commonwealth of Virginia was signed over to the Muslim Brotherhood, care of the Muslim American Society (MAS). Kaine must be hoping for a VP nomination from Obama — after all, if the Democrat Party presidential ticket needs a Southerner, he’d better prove his dhimmitudiness early in the game.
  • Bold: Fox News Anchor Asks Obama If New Polling Is an 'Indictment' of His Presidency

    07/23/2016 10:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    resident Obama didn’t seem prepared for the tough questions directed at him by Fox News’ Kevin Corke during his joint press conference with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the White House on Friday.Corke, while acknowledging that Obama’s approval ratings were above water, then provided the president with some unflattering polling that reveals over 70 percent of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track. Poll: Is the country going in the right or wrong direction? pic.twitter.com/exbOnQuzKJ— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 23, 2016 Is that number an “indictment” of his presidency? Corke wondered. Obama, clearly annoyed, responded by noting these statistics are nothing...
  • Clinton VP Pick Tim Kaine’s Islamist Ties

    07/23/2016 10:22:39 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23Jul 2016 | Ryan Mauro
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s newly-announced running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, has a history of embracing Islamists. He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission; spoke at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect; and received donations from well-known Islamist groups. [snip]
  • It’s Official: Leftists Failed at Protesting GOP Convention

    07/23/2016 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 81 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 21 July 2016 | Brandon Darby
    Leftists promised rage at the 2016 Republican National Convention and failed to deliver. The anarchists and Black Lives Matter radicals tried their hardest and simply couldn’t get anyone to show up to participate in their efforts to attack Republicans and treat police officers badly. The attempt to turn the 2016 convention into a warzone–as their movement had done at the 2008 convention–simply failed. The Cleveland anarchists and radical leftists failed and simply sucked at organizing. This year’s fireworks from the “revolutionaries” proved their movement to be even more impotent than did their failures in 2012 at the Tampa convention. .......
  • Who will win the presidency? (Polls shifting in Trump's favor)

    07/23/2016 9:58:50 AM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 61 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | Updated 2 hours ago
    Up 20 points in two weeks! Graphs at link.
  • McAuliffe begins to grant voting rights for convicted felons individually after court ruling

    07/23/2016 9:52:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 96 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Saturday he’s already begun restoring the voting rights of convicted felons one-by-one, after the state Supreme Court rescinded his executive action granting voting rights en masse to more than 200,000 people convicted of serious crimes. “Last night I instructed my staff to comply with the court’s order and individually restore the rights of the more than 13,000 Virginians who had successfully registered to vote following my April 22nd executive order,” Mr. McAuliffe said in an email to supporters. “Soon they will have their rights back and will be able to have a voice in their...