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  • Ted Cruz: GOP isn't 'condom police'

    11/30/2015 5:05:28 PM PST · by VinL · 41 replies
    Iowans at a town hall waded into awkward territory on Monday evening as Ted Cruz tackled a question on contraceptives. During a question and answer session at the final stop of a three-day Iowa campaign swing, an attendee asked Cruz about "making contraception available to women who want to control their own bodies." The Texas senator began by attacking what he called the Democratic Party's "(concocted) war on women" and accused Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton of falsely attacking the GOP as "the condom police." "Hillary Clinton embraces abortion on demand in all circumstances up until the moment of birth. Partial-birth...
  • Cruz: Most violent criminals are Democrats

    11/30/2015 4:51:24 PM PST · by VinL · 26 replies
    TheHill ^ | 11/30/15 | Mark Hensh
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said late Monday that most violent criminals also identify as Democrats. "Here is the simple and undeniable fact – the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats," he said on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” that evening. "There is a reason why for years the Democrats have been viewed as soft on crime," Cruz continued. "They go in and appoint to the bench judges who release violent criminals. "They go in and fight to give the right to vote to convicted felons,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate added. "Why? "The Democrats know that convicted felons tend to...
  • We deride chances of Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump at our peril

    11/30/2015 5:44:44 PM PST · by Mariner · 12 replies
    Financial Times ^ | November 30th, 2015 | Gideon Rachman
    I have a nightmare vision for the year 2017: President Trump, President Le Pen, President Putin. Like most nightmares, this one probably won’t come true. But the very fact that Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen are running strongly for the American and French presidencies says something disturbing about the health of liberal democracy in the west. In confusing and scary times, voters seem tempted to turn to “strong” nationalistic leaders — western versions of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. In Washington recently, I found most mainstream political analysts dismissing the idea that Mr Trump could win the Republican nomination, let alone...
  • Senator Ted Cruz ... (interview with Hugh Hewitt today)

    11/30/2015 5:38:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | November 30, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt and Ted Cruz
    Senator Ted Cruz On The Planned Parenthood Attacks, The Freedom Act, 2016, Illegal Immigration And More Senator Ted Cruz, surging in Iowa, joined me on today's show: ...
  • McConnell’s Reelection Emergency

    11/30/2015 5:00:32 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 11/30/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Imagine for a moment a genie were to reveal himself to leaders of the Democrat Party and offer to grant them one policy change of their wish. They could ask for anything without the fear of political blowback or the arduous task of concocting a successful messaging campaign to win the vote. The genie would grant their wish instantaneously. Which policy do you think Democrats would choose? Abolish the Second Amendment? Implement cap and trade? Mass amnesty for all illegal aliens? The list is endless, and undoubtedly, Democrats would choose something systemic; a game-changing policy in the pursuit of a...
  • Republican Senators up for Reelection in 2016

    11/30/2015 4:58:19 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    Mitch's moderates need to go!!
  • Pro-life leaders slam Ben Carson’s charge that they engage in ‘hateful rhetoric’

    11/30/2015 4:56:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Johnson
    Pro-life leaders are used to being accused of hate speech by Planned Parenthood, Hillary Clinton, and campus feminist activists. But they were surprised to hear Dr. Ben Carson seem to agree that they spewed "hateful" and "immature" rhetoric on Sunday. When CBS moderator John Dickerson asked Dr. Carson whether Planned Parenthood was right that pro-life rhetoric had led to Friday's shooting inside a Colorado Springs abortion facility, the doctor readily agreed. There is "no question the hateful rhetoric exacerbates the situation," Carson said on "Face the Nation." Pro-life advocates quickly rebuffed the notion that they had pushed 57-year-old Robert Lewis...
  • THE MAKING OF TRUMP Tonight on History Channel: Learn More about ‘The Donald’

    11/30/2015 4:43:54 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    TVRuckus ^ | November 30, 2015 | by Mechele R. Dillard
    9:00 EST Tonight on History Channel, fans, anti-fans, political supporters and rivals of Donald Trump will have the opportunity to find out more about the man who comprises the business tycoon, TV personality and the current Republican frontrunner for the 2016 presidential nomination on a 2-hour special, THE MAKING OF TRUMP. According to History Channel, THE MAKING OF TRUMP is the story of an American icon, everything from his family, business, ambition and all of the little things that make this complex man tick–and make the public so fascinated with him. History uncovers little-seen footage from interviews with Phil Donahue,...
  • Can Sanders Take the Oath?

    11/30/2015 4:34:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Charles Keckler
    I intend the title question as a genuine one; perhaps Bernie Sanders could in good faith take the oath of office to be President, which requires that he swear to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." After all, the oath he has already sworn multiple times as a Congressman and Senator to "support and defend the Constitution" against its enemies is a quite similar duty (although it may be the additional and unconditional obligation to "preserve” our Constitution a President undertakes requires greater adherence to the Constitution as it is, rather than how one might wish...
  • Twitter Follower Growth - November Final - Stack Ranked by Growth in Past 10 Days

    11/30/2015 4:22:14 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 13 replies
    Every 10 days, I will seek to update the amount of followers being gained by presidential candidates. So three times a month this update will come out. Also, each new month, I will reset the Month To Date stats. Looking at the trends over the past 10 days, Ted Cruz is a major mover, now in second place among the Republicans in followers gained. Carson has slipped from second to fourth place, which seems to mirror the recent polls showing that people are losing interest in him. This is my first report (I've been doing these since July) in which...
  • Trump in Macon, Georgia for rally (starts in about 30 minutes)

    11/30/2015 3:59:08 PM PST · by GilGil · 106 replies
    DonalTrump2016Online.com ^ | 11/31/2015 | staff
    Should be interesting in that Herman Cain will be speaking as well.
  • Was A Woman In The Marine Corps In the Mid-70s. Hillary Clinton’s Story Doesn’t Add Up

    11/30/2015 3:54:28 PM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 30, 2015 | Susan Hutchison
    Military service is in my blood. My father was a 3-Star General in the U.S. Air Force, my uncle a 3-Star General in the Army. Both are highly decorated Vietnam veterans. My father-in-law, a decorated Korean and Vietnam War veteran, retired as a Colonel in the Marine Corps. My husband is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a retired Colonel from the Marine Corps Reserves who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. From a young age, the high calling of wearing the uniform surrounded me.
  • Ted Cruz Talks to Robert P. George (Video) - Ted Cruz's Law Professor at Princeton

    11/30/2015 3:32:23 PM PST · by Isara · 12 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | November 30, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    If you are looking for a substantive interview (beyond what we offer of course) of presidential candidates be sure to check out “Candidate Conservations” on EWTN hosted by Robert P. George who is a Princeton Law Professor, the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and founder of American Principles Project. His first episode that aired last night he spends almost an hour with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).One interesting tidbit is that Cruz was a former student of George’s while he was at Princeton University.Even though the series is targeting Catholic voters most of the discussion is...
  • Black Pastor: ‘The Liberal Media’ Doesn’t Know The Real Trump [VIDEO]

    11/30/2015 3:07:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/15 | Steve Guest
    Dr. Darrell Scott, Pastor of New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, said the Monday meeting between black pastors and Donald Trump was a “meaningful dialogue… and we voiced concerns that were sensitive to the African-American community.”Scott, speaking at Trump Tower in New York City said, “I didn’t have concerns [with Trump] because I was already convinced, but there were concerns that the liberal media has put out portraying Mr. Trump in a light that I know he’s not the type of person he was depicted to be. So what we were able to do today was allow to...
  • Former DIA Director: Manipulated ISIS Intel Probe 'Ought to Start at the Top'

    11/30/2015 3:07:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Last week, Fox News and the Daily Beast followed-up on a September report in which dozens of US intelligence professionals accused their superiors of "cooking" intelligence assessments related to the threat posed by ISIS. There was a "persistent effort... to downplay or even change reports that that questioned how much progress a U.S.-led coalition is making in the Obama administration's stated goal to degrade, destroy, and defeat ISIS. Draft reports that contained a more pessimistic view, or that questioned the efficacy of hitting certain targets, were sent back to the analysts for more extensive rewriting," the Daily Beast reported.  Who gave these orders...
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz stumps in Newton (Iowa)

    11/30/2015 2:54:24 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Newton Daily News ^ | Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 | Jamee A. Pierson
    Sunday event packs Pizza RanchAn overflowing crowd of more than 100 people packed the Pizza Ranch in Newton on Sunday to see Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at a meet and greet. People were packed into the meeting room and dozens more standing at the doorways to hear the candidate speak.The event started with U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert prepping the crowd and talking about his friendship with both Cruz and U.S. Rep. Steve King.“Steve and I both struggled in 2012 to find someone to endorse. We haven’t had to struggle so much this time,” Gohmert said.Cruz kicked off...
  • Trump Holds Presser with Black Pastors After Meeting: ‘I Saw Love in That Room’

    11/30/2015 2:51:20 PM PST · by GilGil · 50 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/30/2015 | Youtube
    If you look at the CNN videos of this 100 pastor meeting they are portraying it as a disaster. If you view the attached youtube video you get a very different impression a very favorable impression. This is uncensored. You really understand the lying media is trying to trash Trump.
  • Trump holds a press conference, says he definitely got endorsements from black pastors today

    11/30/2015 1:35:49 PM PST · by Southnsoul · 32 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/30/2015
    Donald Trump held a press conference today with black pastors today, saying that it was an amazing meeting and that he did get endorsements from some of the black pastors in the room. This was verified by another attendee standing at his side, who said some of the pastors were meeting Trump for the first time and wanted to go back and pray before they made a decision to endorse Trump.
  • Here’s Ted Cruz’s full statement on the Planned Parenthood shootings (Video)

    11/30/2015 2:21:39 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Nov 30, 2015
    The media is reporting today that Ted Cruz has called the Planned Parenthood shooter a ‘transgender leftist’, but that’s not what he said at all. He was simply pointing to the fact that we don’t have enough information about the shooter to make a decision, and referenced our report that the shooter had been registered as a female on his voting record after the news reporter said it was reported that the shooter said ‘no more baby parts’. He wasn’t calling the shooter a transgender leftist, just saying there are reports suggesting it.Watch:Ted Cruz's Remark (Video)
  • Benghazi Commission: Obama Admin Gun-Running Scheme Armed Islamic State

    11/30/2015 2:14:32 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-30-15 | Edwin Mora
    The Obama administration pursued a policy in Libya back in 2011 that ultimately allowed guns to walk into the hands of jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda (AQ) in Syria, according to a former CIA officer who co-authored a report on behalf of the Citizen’s Commission on Benghazi (CCB), detailing the gun running scheme. In Congress, the then-bipartisan group known as the “Gang of Eight,” at a minimum, knew of the operation to aid and abet America’s jihadist enemies by providing them with material support. So says Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer and the primary author...
  • Ted Cruz Is Being Unfairly Criticized for his Post-Colorado Comments

    11/30/2015 2:00:58 PM PST · by Isara · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Ted Cruz is being slammed for comments he made in Iowa over the weekend. Here's RawStory with a typical characterization: In a frantic effort to pin blame on the Planned Parenthood terror attack on Friday on anyone but the anti-choice right, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that Christian extremist Robert Louis Dear was "registered as an independent and a woman and transgendered leftist activist" at a press conference on Sunday. The Texas Tribune reported on Cruz' attempt to distance his party and presidential campaign from the attack at a campaign stop in Newton, Iowa. Sounds pretty bad. But did he...
  • WaPo vs. Cruz on the Colorado Springs Murders

    11/30/2015 1:41:09 PM PST · by Isara · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2015 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Charles, a reader I'll identify as "PJM" emailed me about the Washington Post's treatment of that quote. Here's the email with some light edits: Please tell me that you or someone at NR is going to take on this hatchet job at the Washington Post. The article is headlined, Ted Cruz cites reports that Planned Parenthood shooter could be ‘transgendered leftist activist.' What? The article reports that, "on one side," a representative of Planned Parenthood blamed the shooting on hateful rhetoric from the right, and then cites Cruz's statement, "on the other." But if you read far enough down you...
  • Ted Cruz Announces Endorsement of South Carolina Catholic Leader

    11/30/2015 1:29:44 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/30/15
    Monsignor Ed Lofton supports Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Monsignor Ed Lofton, a respected and influential Catholic leader in the state of South Carolina.Monsignor Lofton is the parish priest at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Summerville, of which 1,200 families are members. He also serves as the state chaplain of the Knights of Columbus 4th degree and serves on numerous diocesan boards. Lofton is responsible for the Propagation of the Faith for the Diocese of Charleston, a worldwide mission organization for the Catholic Church."I am pleased to have earned Monsignor Lofton's...
  • Trump on meeting with black pastors: 'I saw love in that room'

    11/30/2015 1:28:25 PM PST · by dynoman · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN
    "This meeting was amazing," Trump said in an impromptu press conference following the meeting. "Amazing people. We must have had more than 100 people in the room. We all thought it was such a good meeting ... and we have many, many endorsements that came out of the meeting."
  • Hillary Clinton and State Department, Inc.

    11/30/2015 1:28:09 PM PST · by yoe · 2 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 30, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    (Fox News report), via the Associated Press, that as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton “opened her office to dozens of influential Democratic party fundraisers, former Clinton administration and campaign loyalists, and corporate donors to her family’s global charity.” The report is based on a review of State Department scheduling calendars. The woman who would become a 2016 presidential candidate met or spoke by phone with nearly 100 corporate executives and long-time Clinton political and charity donors during her four years at the State Department between 2009 and 2013, records show. Those formally scheduled meetings involved heads of companies and organizations...
  • With Cruz, they’d lose

    11/30/2015 12:47:05 PM PST · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 72 replies
    The Economist ^ | 11/28/15 | Lexington
    THE presidential candidate who has most harmed American politics this year is Donald Trump, a bully who has prospered by inciting rage. Yet from the narrower perspective of the Republican Party, the most dangerous candidate of the 2016 pack may just be Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who is rising in the polls by telling conservative activists a seductive but misleading story about how their party wins elections. Since launching his presidential run, the 44-year-old Texan has built his campaign around a simple pitch: assuring the most conservative third of the Republican electorate, from born-again Christian voters to hardline members...
  • Cruz crows he’s the real conservative in Iowa, predicts Trump will tumble

    11/30/2015 12:42:13 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/30/2015 | S.A. Miller
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday credited his surge in the polls to voters recognizing that he wasn't a "campaign conservative" like some of his rivals. He also vowed not to let his campaign turn into mud-slinging fight with his rivals, especially with front-runner Donald Trump, whom he said the new media begs him to attack almost daily. "I don't believe Donald Trump is going to be our nominee," he said at a town hall-style meeting in Iowa. "I actually believe the men and women in this room have something powerful to say about it." He said he...
  • After Attack, Republicans Keep Hammering Planned Parenthood

    11/30/2015 12:36:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | by Anna North
    Its been just a few days since a shooter killed three people and wounded nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, and Republicans have already resumed their baseless accusations against the group. Carly Fiorina has determinedly promulgated the claim, first advanced by the Center for Medical Progress in its deceptively edited videos, that Planned Parenthood sells “body parts” from fetuses. Donald Trump, in characteristically garbled fashion, appeared both to acknowledge that some claims about the videos were false and to cite the videos as a potential motive for violence. Meanwhile, in the House, conservatives say they are...
  • Ted Cruz: Media ‘wants to blame’ shooting on pro-life movement, but ‘there’s no evidence’

    11/30/2015 12:26:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Johnson
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, November 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The media made a rush to judgement in blaming the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting on the pro-life movement, according to Sen. Ted Cruz. Shortly after the shooting, Planned Parenthood blamed the violence outside the abortion facility on "smear campaigns." But Cruz rebutted the notion that Americans who support the right to life are responsible for 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear's shooting spree, that ended three lives. "The media promptly wants to blame him on the pro-life movement when at this point there’s very little evidence to indicate that," Cruz told The Texas...
  • Alan Grayson: If Ted Cruz is elected president, I’ll sue

    11/30/2015 12:19:34 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11-30-2015 | Dan Calabreses
    Hey, why not? In addition to being a bomb-throwing liberal, Alan Grayson’s pedigree is as a trial lawyer. Suing because he’s mad about something seems pretty natural for a guy like that. And since Democrats have treated the last three congressional elections as largely illegitimate - favoring executive actions by Obama to get around the “obstructionist” yet duly elected majorities - why not seek a way to throw out the election of a Republican president?
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Order Temporarily Halting Hawaii from Conducting...

    11/30/2015 11:45:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 30, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Order Temporarily Halting Hawaii from Conducting Race-based Election (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today responded to a Supreme Court order temporarily preventing the State of Hawaii "from counting the ballots cast in, and certifying the winners of" a race-based election restricted to those with Native Hawaiian blood. The order was issued on Friday, November 27 by Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. The election, which is being conducted by mail-in ballots, ends today, and ballots were initially scheduled to be counted and winners certified by tomorrow, December 1, 2015. The election was conducted...
  • Herman Cain rips into Bush as he reveals plans to speak at Trump rally

    11/30/2015 12:03:31 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    politico.com ^ | Eliza Collins
    Donald Trump will be sharing the stage with another businessman-turned-political-figure at his rally in Georgia on Monday night--former presidential candidate Herman Cain. Cain--a radio host who also was CEO of Godfather's Pizza--ran for the 2012 Republican nomination before dropping out of the race in December 2011 as allegations of past sexual misconduct escalated (he denies the allegations). Cain announced his plans to speak at the evening rally on his website caintv.com, and he used the post as an opportunity to rip into Jeb Bush after the former Florida governor implied that people now leading in the polls could ultimately "flame...
  • Ted Cruz Gathers Strength but Is Still Weak Around the Middle

    11/30/2015 11:47:39 AM PST · by VinL · 17 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11/30/15 | H. Cohn
    Polls say Ted Cruz is gaining in Iowa, where two new ones show him reaching second place with around 20 percent of the vote. But the same polls suggest he has a big challenge: He has very little support outside of a growing base of self-described "very conservative" voters. "Very conservative" voters can propel Mr. Cruz to victory in Iowa, a caucus state, but according to exit poll data from 2008 and 2012, those types of voters represent a smaller share of the electorate in every primary state. To win, he will need to broaden his appeal, count on a...
  • Ted Cruz [21%] Is Surging To A Tie With Donald Trump [30%] In Iowa. Here’s Why.

    11/30/2015 11:58:56 AM PST · by Isara · 45 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | November 2015 | Raymond Starks
    At the average Thanksgiving table in Iowa last week, one of the subjects on many minds was the upcoming caucus. With the onslaught of presidential candidates and advocacy groups blanketing the state with mail-pieces, phone calls and Pizza Ranch appearances, it is almost impossible to avoid politics this holiday season.While conversations about Donald Trump will continue to dominate for the foreseeable future, the campaign of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is laying the foundation for a victory on February 1st. With an impressive campaign infrastructure, a receptive conservative electorate and other candidates from the conservative wing of the party faltering,...
  • Donald Trump Mocks Obama’s Selfie Presidency

    11/30/2015 11:36:26 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump is out with a new video mocking President Obama’s willingness to pose on the internet.
  • Donald Trump: "We need a great leader - now!"

    11/30/2015 11:57:18 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 16 replies
    Instagram ^ | 11/30/2015 | Donald Trump
    We need a great leader - now!
  • Cruz: Maybe alleged clinic shooter is 'transgendered leftist'

    11/30/2015 9:44:54 AM PST · by Isara · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon November 30, 2015 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)-Ted Cruz is condemning the deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic, but is refusing to blame the attack on the anti-abortion rhetoric that has consumed stretches of the Republican primary campaign.Speaking about the alleged gunman, Robert Lewis Dear, at a campaign event in Iowa on Sunday, Cruz accused the media of wanting "to blame him on the pro-life movement when at this point there's very little evidence to indicate that." Audio of the comments was posted online by The Texas Tribune.When a reporter told Cruz that the suspect in the Colorado Springs killings is alleged to have mentioned "baby...
  • Herman Cain to Jeb Bush: 'At least I was once winning'

    11/30/2015 9:30:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain lashed out at Jeb Bush in a blistering op-ed published Monday, saying he did better in his losing 2012 run than Bush has been able to do in 2016. "At least I was once winning," Cain wrote on his website. "Jeb Bush has been doing nothing but losing throughout this entire campaign. His problem is him." Last week, Bush reportedly pointed to Cain, a pizza magnate who led the GOP presidential field in October and November of 2011, as evidence that outsiders such as Donald Trump and Ben Carson will falter before the first...
  • Hey Jeb: Before you talk about my 'fall,' try getting as far as I got

    11/30/2015 11:52:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Herman Cain
    Big talk from Mr. 5.5 percent.Someone should tell Jeb Bush that I’ve accepted an invitation to speak at Donald Trump’s rally this coming Monday in Georgia. I accepted for a simple reason: He asked. But Gov. Bush seems weirdly interested these days in the connection – if only in his own mind – between what he thinks happened to me and what he thinks is going to happen to Trump.I’ve heard this one before, of course. Herman Cain was leading the 2012 primary race only to “flame out,” and the same thing is going to happen to Trump. This is...
  • Why is the GOP so bad at playing the race card?

    11/30/2015 11:39:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    When it comes to diversity in the slates of candidates offered by each party this season, the scales are decidedly tipped to one side. The GOP field includes not only both genders, but an African American, a couple of guys of Cuban descent and, until very recently, one whose parents came from India. They range in age from the well seasoned to those less than a decade past the constitutional minimum. For their part, the Democrats are offering something different. The field is as lily white as fresh sheets at a hotel, with the only two in serious contention both...
  • Donald Trump, a champion of women? His female employees think so.

    11/30/2015 11:21:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    WP ^ | November 24 2015 | Frances Stead Sellers
    After she joined Donald Trump's real estate business, Louise Sunshine struggled to maintain a steady weight while managing her new career alongside the busy schedules of three young children. Trump must have noticed, Sun­shine said. She recalled that he kept an unflattering photograph of her in a drawer - a "fat picture," as she called it - that he would pull out when she did something he didn't like. It was "a reminder that I wasn't perfect," said Sunshine, who worked with Trump for 15 years starting in the mid-1970s when he set about remaking Manhattan's skyline. "He just is...
  • Donald Trump Ridicules ‘Naive’ Obama On Global Warming

    11/30/2015 9:01:03 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Charlie Spiering
    Billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump ridiculed President Obama for his emphasis on climate change, calling his remarks on the subject "one of the dumbest statements I've ever heard in the history of politics as I know it." Trump referred specifically to Obama's remark that there is no greater threat to future generation than climate change. "When we have large groups of people that want to blow up every one of our cities, that want destroy our country, that kill our people, and he's worried about global warming. I think it's one of the dumbest things I've ever seen," Trump said...
  • Trump Says Group of Black Clergy Was Likely Pressured Out of Endorsing Him by Black Lives Matter

    11/30/2015 11:06:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 30, 2015 | AP curated by Chris Enloe
    NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump says he thinks a group of black pastors meeting with him Monday had planned to endorse him for president but were pressured out of it because he "believes all lives matter." "Probably some of the Black Lives Matter folks called them up and said, 'Oh, you shouldn't be meeting with Trump because he believes all lives matter,'" Trump said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," referring to the movement protesting against police brutality and the killing of unarmed African-Americans. Trump predicted some of the 100 black evangelical leaders would endorse him after the meeting, nonetheless....
  • Cruz: Trump won’t be GOP nominee

    11/30/2015 10:47:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2015, 01:16 pm | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) reiterated at a town hall in Iowa on Monday that he doesn't believe Donald Trump will be the Republican presidential nominee, as the rising Texas Republican moves against the GOP front-runner he was once loathe to criticize. The Huffington Post reports: .@tedcruz - "I don't believe @realDonaldTrump is going to be our nominee, I don't think he will be our president." pic.twitter.com/idXBixu1rb— Samantha-Jo Roth (@SamanthaJoRoth) November 30, 2015 Cruz has repeatedly declined to criticize Trump, acknowledging that he's going after the same primary voters who have been energized by Trump's outsider bid. "I think in time, I don't...
  • How Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Could Help Donald Trump Win

    11/30/2015 10:45:50 AM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 3 replies
    Bold ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Despite the huge number of candidates, the 2016 race is now starting to have some similarities to the 2008 Republican contest with some 1996 thrown in for good measure. For all the talk about how this cycle is going to eventually come down to Cruz competing against Florida senator Marco Rubio, this contest is really a three-man race, just as 2008 was. ... Then as now, the party was divided over a candidate with a fair amount of support who was also widely disliked within the party. The difference this time, however, is that the divisive candidate is one favored...
  • Cruz refuses to take legal status off table

    11/30/2015 10:42:15 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 177 replies
    WND ^ | 11/30/2015
    Ted Cruz on Sunday refused to address how he would handle the millions of undocumented immigrants already living in the country, despite hammering Marco Rubio this weekend for previously supporting a path to citizenship. Cruz refused to take off the table his own support of a potential path to legal status despite his cries against "amnesty." "Let's demonstrate we can stop illegal immigration, we can protect our national security interests, we can protect our law enforcement interests," Cruz said after a campaign stop in Newton, Iowa. "Then once that's done, we can have a conversation at that point about whatever...
  • State Dept. set to release 7,800 new Clinton emails

    11/30/2015 10:37:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 11/30/15 11:37 AM | By Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials are set to release roughly 7,800 pages of Hillary Clinton's private emails Monday amid new speculation about the former secretary of state's official meeting schedule. The email production Monday afternoon will kick off a countdown to the final two Clinton email releases, which will take place at the end of December and January respectively. Hundreds of the official emails Clinton hosted on a private server in her home have been published in batches since May of this year. The State Department released more than 7,000 pages of emails last month, surpassing its goal of having 51 percent...
  • Rubio Ready to Admit More Terrorists to USA, Cruz Ready to be Commander-in-Chief

    11/30/2015 7:33:17 AM PST · by xzins · 28 replies
    CHQ ^ | 11/30/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Conservatives are coming together to rebut a bogus attack on Senator Ted Cruz launched by a shadowy Super PAC aligned with establishment Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio. Rubio and his Big Money allies have attacked Cruz for voting for the USA Freedom Act, when 67 senators were in favor of the measure and 32 against, with many of those in opposition saying the bill did not go far enough to protect privacy and curtail federal snooping into the communications of innocent American citizens. Rubio's criticism of Cruz puts him (once again) on the same side as establishment Republican Senate Majority...
  • The Cruz Surge Creates GOP Establishment Panic And Paralysis

    11/30/2015 10:36:42 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 30, 2015 | Steiff
    None of us knows how this election is going to play out, but the one thing that we can say is that this has been the most entertaining presidential primary season ever. By far the most amusing part has been the utter state of panic the GOP establishment has been in since the voters took a look at their “electability” candidate, Jeb Bush, and started laughing. Since then one nightmare has followed another. If I’d had the foresight, I could have financed my children’s college expenses by selling brown trousers to the US Chamber of Commerce and the GOP Senate...
  • Dee Snider Defends Donald Trump: He's Fighting The System (Twisted Sister, on him using their song)

    11/30/2015 7:14:32 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 16 replies
    Inquisitr - News Worth Sharing ^ | November 30, 2015 | Tim Butters
    This quoting is a one-time break from FR tradition, but I think for this one article I will do it this way. Here is the quote from the singer: "He [Trump] called and he asked, which I appreciated. I said, 'Look, we don’t see eye to eye on everything—there are definitely issues that we’re far apart on' But thinking back to when I wrote the song and what the song is about, it's about rebellion, speaking your mind and fighting the system. If anybody's doing that, he sure is. Trump and Bernie Sanders are the two extremes. They're raising holy...