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  • PROGRESSIVE “THOUGHT-BLOCKERS”: INCOME INEQUALITY

    02/11/2016 8:41:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 2/10/2016 | Bruce Thornton
    An ideological construct that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. Throughout this primary season, Hillary Clinton and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders have both been flogging the “crisis” of “income inequality,” which is “at the center of their campaigns,” according to CNN. Both have scourged the “greed” of the “1%,” called for higher taxes on the “rich,” and promised to expand and multiply government programs to rectify this injustice. Yet like other slogans progressives rely on, the idea of “income inequality” is an ideological construct, a statistical artifact that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. The first problem with...
  • The GOP: Five Seats at the Final Table

    02/11/2016 7:49:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/11/2016 | Fritz Pettyjohn
    There are five seats left at the Republican final table, with a total of 100 chips between them. Based on combining the results from Iowa and New Hampshire, and apportioning the chips of the dropouts according to the stated preferences of voters in the last Selzer poll, the remaining players sit down at the table with the following stakes: Trump 33, Cruz 26, Rubio 25, Kasich and Bush with 8 apiece. The two governors are soon to be departed, and similarly dividing their chips between the three leaders would yield the following result: Trump 35, Rubio 35, Cruz 30. If...
  • South Carolina and North Carolina Question Suggestions (Poll Questions)

    02/11/2016 6:32:15 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 2 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 2/10/16 | Tom Jensen
    Once the debates this week on Thursday and Saturday have passed we'll go into the field with polls in South Carolina and North Carolina on Sunday. Obviously we'll ask all the basic Presidential stuff, and Governor and Senate stuff in North Carolina. What questions/topics should we cover on these polls? Thanks as always for the great suggestions!
  • Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz Admits To Making ‘Foolish Mistakes’ After Booze Bust

    02/10/2016 5:37:36 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 61 replies
    radaronline.com ^ | February 10
    Democratic operatives are secretly digging into the past of White House wannabe Ted Cruz, determining that a hushed-up 1987 booze bust is just the tip of a liquor-filled iceberg! RadarOnline.com uncovered official documents showing the 45-year-old politician admitted to a drinking bust in an application dated Feb. 6, 2003, for his appointment as the Texas Solicitor General.
  • 10,000+ Attend Trump Rally in South Carolina – Polling Preview…(Trump 36-Cruz 20)

    02/10/2016 9:18:06 PM PST · by GilGil · 184 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2/10/2016 | Sundance
    With the republican primary race now heading to South Carolina we take a look at the last verifiable polling (large sample, low MOE) which was taken by NBC and the Wall Street Journal in January (full pdf below). Remember the golden rule of MSM polling. “When polls are silent, it generally means the outcomes are adverse to their preferred media narrative."
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XXIII

    02/10/2016 8:57:22 PM PST · by Windflier · 14 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10 February 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • Trump and the Culture of Political Correctness

    02/10/2016 7:15:02 PM PST · by Aria · 23 replies
    Chronicles ^ | October 8, 2015 | James Kalb
    A ruling class that loses its grip on reality is going to have problems, and so is the society it governs. So the people have an obvious interest in restraining rulers who start acting destructively…that function now seems out of reach. Public life has largely been nationalized and internationalized, and discussion has—in spite of sniping and occasional guerilla attacks—been captured and pacified by mainstream scholars, pundits, and journalists. In a mass society with ever weaker family, religious, and communal ties, the educated and ambitious care only for career, so they get along by going along. To do so they have...
  • Limbaugh: Trump Built the ‘Coalition’ the GOP Claims to Want —

    02/10/2016 5:38:19 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10,2016 | JEFF POOR
    "Trump won, the exit polls were right," Limbaugh continued. "Trump won men. He won women. He won every age group. He won every ideology. Liberal, conservative, moderate, Libertarian. Every group Trump won a majority of voters. He won among people who had gone to college and people who hadn't. He won among people who only had a high school education; he won among people who did not have a high school education. He won every single age bracket. He won those groups by huge margins. He won men 3-to-1 over second place finisher. Women he won 2-to-1. Voters under 30...
  • WSJ: Ford To Double Mexican Plant Production

    02/10/2016 6:17:31 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 68 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | February 7
    Published reports are saying that Ford plans to build a new auto plant in Mexico, with plans to more than double production there Ford plans to build a new assembly complex in San Luis Potosi and expand an existing facility near Mexico City, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Journal says the Dearborn, Michigan, carmaker will add 500,000 units of annual capacity there, beginning in 2018. That would be more than double last year's production in that country. The newspaper cites unnamed people briefed on the plan. Costs for the project likely will exceed $1 billion, people familiar with...
  • Hidden Report: Mexico Remittances Total More Than Entire Mexican Oil Revenue

    02/10/2016 6:38:18 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    Remittances sent home by Mexicans working outside the country surpassed petroleum revenues in 2015 for the first time. There was a 4.75% increase in money sent from abroad, most of which comes from the U.S., to total US $24.8 billion last year, up from $23.6 billion in 2014, said the Bank of Mexico. An important factor in the increase in remittances is the jobs created by economic recovery in the U.S. Some 11 million Mexicans are believed to be living in the U.S. and many work in construction. Remittances, 97% of which are sent electronically, averaged $292 last year. We...
  • MARCO RUBIO IN 2ND PLACE IN FLORIDA, NEW POLL FINDS (Jeb polls at 4% and in 5th place)

    02/10/2016 3:56:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 106 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 2/8/16 | Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster
    Donald Trump leads in Florida, but Marco Rubio is in second place, according to a new poll from Florida Southern College. The survey found Trump maintains the top spot in Florida among registered Republican voters with 27 percent. Rubio is in second with 20 percent, followed by Ted Cruz at 12 percent and Ben Carson at 6 percent. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is fifth with 4 percent, according to the survey.
  • Actually, it really is a rebellion

    02/10/2016 11:44:39 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 326 replies
    February 10, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    As much as I love Cruz as a conservative, there really is a voter rebellion underway and it may be unstoppable. Despite all the denials, the simple truth is the voters really are fed-up and really are up in arms against the establishment. Trump's message is exactly what the voters are looking for: Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all, slap a moratorium on Muslim immigration, bomb the hell out of ISIS, cut the taxes, cut the spending, cut the regulations, cut the government, cut the bad trade deals, cut the political correctness crap, bring back capital, bring...
  • Breaking: Chris Christie Dropping Out of Presidential Race

    02/10/2016 8:33:39 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/1/02016 | Alex Griswold
    Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie has dropped out of the presidential race, reports Fox Business. Despite a strategy that heavily focused money and resources on New Hampshire, Christie ended up in a disappointing sixth place Tuesday. Christie announced shortly after Tuesday's loss that he was retreating to New Jersey and would be reevaluating his campaign. Another major hurdle to Christie's prospects was that he was very unlikely to make Saturday's CBS debate. Polling at seventh place nationwide and sixth in the next primary state of South Carolina, Christie faced an uphill battle with no clear path to victory.
  • GOP Shatters it's Turnout Record: Democrats Lag Behind

    02/10/2016 9:25:45 AM PST · by Wpin · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans set a new turnout record Tuesday in New Hampshire’s primary, attracting more than a quarter of a million voters to the polls and offering evidence that most of the energy in the 2016 presidential race continues to be on the GOP side. Democrats saw a strong turnout, but their two-person race couldn’t recapture the magic of the 2008 battle between Hillary Clinton and then-candidate Barack Obama — a race that presaged Mr. Obama’s eventual cruise to victory in November.
  • The economy and the stock market have already voted for the next president

    02/10/2016 8:52:48 AM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 6 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Mark Hulbert
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — New Hampshire’s primary results are a sideshow compared with the most important political poll of all: the stock market. Which is ironic, since — in contrast to the presidential campaign so far, which has confused matters more than clarified them — the stock market is voting loudly and clearly: The Republicans are likely to regain control of the White House this November.
  • What will Rush Limbaugh say tomorrow after NH Primary?

    02/09/2016 8:48:24 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 97 replies
    Don't worry Rush, it wasn't your fault about Rubio. He blamed himself, not his supporters. As far as Ted Cruz, I'll be tuning in for at least the first half hour to hear your cutting edge appraisal of Trumps historic numbers.
  • Is it time to 'Ebb with Jeb'?

    02/10/2016 3:40:46 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 2/5/16 | Jon Sopel
    The Kentucky senator, Rand Paul, who pulled out of the presidential race on Wednesday, had a slogan "Stand With Rand". But not enough people did. So he quit the field. Jeb Bush's campaign is winning even less support (he trailed well behind Rand Paul in Iowa), but he is not quitting. So perhaps his campaign should now carry the moniker "Ebb with Jeb", because while he is still in the race, it is reaching the lamentable stage. If this were a TV medical drama and not a political race, the scene that we would have played out is a bunch...
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XXII

    02/09/2016 8:57:47 PM PST · by Windflier · 27 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • South Carolina GOP Primary Polls 2016: Trump Leads the Pack

    02/09/2016 7:51:39 PM PST · by ripnbang · 96 replies
    Heavy ^ | February 9, 2015 | Ben Doody
    The GOP presidential race is moving to South Carolina, which hosts its primary on Saturday, February 20. A lot can and will change before then, but one thing is clear when looking at polls in the Palmetto State: Donald Trump entered Tuesday as the frontrunner in South Carolina, and he’ll remain the frontrunner after his dominant performance in New Hampshire.
  • RNC’s Redfield Says Trump Is Destroying The GOP, Demands Action From Priebus

    02/09/2016 6:21:48 PM PST · by blueyon · 89 replies
    conservativeintel.com ^ | 2/09/16 | ???
    A top Republican National Committee official is demanding action from RNC Chair Reince Priebus over concerns with the Donald Trump Presidential campaign. Holland Redfield, an RNC Committeeman from the Virgin Islands, said recently that the party is being almost “terrorized” by Trump. Redfield believes the future of the party is at stake.
  • TRUMP'S NH VICTORY SPEECH - STREAMING HERE

    02/09/2016 5:30:45 PM PST · by 4Liberty · 57 replies
    abc news ^ | 2/9/16 | abc news
    Here are 2 live stream urls http://rsbn.tv/abc-news-live-breaking-news-streams/ or, ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos
  • Ben Carson: I’m Open to Being Donald Trump's Vice President

    02/09/2016 3:24:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Mediaite via MSN ^ | 2/09/16 | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on the day of the New Hampshire primary that he was open to serving as vice president under another candidate, specifically saying that he would be willing to sit down and discuss it with Donald Trump. "Would you be ever open to a VP spot?" asked Fox Business host Neil Cavuto. "I would have to have major philosophical alignment with whoever it was," Carson responded. "I would have to have guarantees that I could do some substantial things." Cavuto asked whether that applied to Donald Trump as well. "I certainly would sit down and...
  • Supreme Omission in GOP Election Debate [The Judicial Branch Gets No Mention At All]

    02/09/2016 6:58:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2016 | Jan LaRue
    Considering how little the Supreme Court has been mentioned in election debates, a space alien might conclude that it’s the “least dangerous” branch of government. A Gallup poll released on October 2, 2015 indicates that 50 percent of Americans “disapprove of the way the Supreme Court is handling its job,” a drop of 12 points since 2001. A CBS News/New York Times Poll conducted from June 10-14, 2015 asked 1,007 adults nationwide: “In general, do you think the current Supreme Court justices decide their cases based on legal analysis without regard to their own personal or political views, or...
  • Classless Trump Gleefully Echos Crude Insult from Crazed Supporter... Enough Already

    02/09/2016 3:21:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 167 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 February 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    Hey Trumpsters/Breitbart/Drudge...talking to you here: How the hellcan you continue to support such a fowl-mouthed, disingenuous boor like Donald Trump? For President of the United States of America...? There is nothing so d__n special about him that compels you-or anybody-to put up with this kind of language, tone, and monumental dishonesty. He's not a conservative, he's not a good Christian, and he's obviously not even a good role model... the televised, public rallies could be rated R. Donald Trump has absolutely no right to talk and act like this- the guy is simply way out of line. What kind...
  • DIXVILLE NOTCH NEW HAMPSHIRE LIVE STREAMING

    02/08/2016 8:50:39 PM PST · by knarf · 214 replies
    http://www.nh1.com/live-streaming/ ^ | february 8, 2016 | knarf
    Supposed to be live streaming of the first votes cast at midnight
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XXI

    02/08/2016 9:05:16 PM PST · by Windflier · 32 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9 February 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • American Research Group, Inc. [Final Poll Trump 33%+3 Kasich 17%+1 - Sanders 53%nc Clinton 44%+3]

    02/08/2016 8:02:28 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 47 replies
    ARG ^ | 2/8/16 | ARG
    2016 Iowa Caucuses Pollster Ratings The following tables list the accuracy of pollsters in the February 1, 2016 Iowa Democratic and Republican presidential caucuses using the measure of polling accuracy proposed by Martin, Traugott, and Kennedy. An accuracy measure of 0.00 indicates that the odds ratio of the survey results matches the odds ratio of the actual results (the closer the accuracy score is to 0.00, the better).
  • The POLITICO 100: Billionaires dominate 2016

    02/08/2016 5:03:57 PM PST · by entropy12 · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/08/16 05:14 AM EST | K.P.Vogel & I.Arnsdorf
    The 100 biggest donors of 2016 cycle have spent $195 million trying to influence the presidential election more than the $155 million spent by the 2 million smallest donors combined, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign finance data. The analysis found that the leading beneficiaries of checks from the top 100 donors were Jeb Bushs floundering campaign for the GOP nomination (a supportive super PAC received $49 million from donors on the list), Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton (super PACs dedicated to her raised $38 million from top 100 donors) and Ted Cruzs insurgent GOP campaign ($37 million). In fact,...
  • NH poll: Trump leads Rubio on eve of primary

    02/08/2016 3:27:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/8/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump retains a substantial lead over the rest of the Republican presidential field in the final CNN/WMUR tracking poll in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary. Trump nabs 31 percent support in the survey released Monday evening, down 2 points from the same poll conducted last week but inside its margin of error. Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) takes 17 percent in the survey, which was conducted Thursday through Monday and included the Republican debate over the weekend. Rubio, who emerged as an establishment favorite from last week's Iowa caucus, struggled in the face of a barrage of attacks from...
  • CarsonGate Cover-Up: CNN Fact-Checker Lies About Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 4:35:07 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 8 , 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    CNN is not only desperate to absolve itself of its legitimate responsibility for spreading the false idea that Dr. Ben Carson was dropping out of the presidential race last week, CNN is also hoping to complete a three-bank shot that will damage Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the process. Saturday night, CNN went so far as to have their phony left-wing "fact-checker" Tom Foreman lie about Cruz. For all of this to make sense, let's start at the beginning...
  • DONALD TRUMPS NEW HAMPSHIRE; BATTLE FOR SECOND BETWEEN BUSH AND KASICH (Trump 31 Jeb 16 Kasich 13)

    02/08/2016 4:02:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Emerson College Polling ^ | 2/8/16 | Emerson College
    DONALD TRUMPS NEW HAMPSHIRE; BATTLE FOR SECOND BETWEEN BUSH AND KASICH AS DEBATE FALLOUT CONTINUES. SANDERS WELL AHEAD OF CLINTON. With the New Hampshire primary happening tomorrow, a new Emerson College statewide survey shows Republican Donald Trump poised to win in the Granite State with 31% of likely GOP primary voters. The battle is on for second place, with the next four candidates separated by just 5 percentage points: Jeb Bush (16%), John Kasich (13%), Marco Rubio (12%) and Ted Cruz (11%).
  • NH - TRUMP COMFORTABLY AHEAD; BUSH SURGES TO SECOND, KASICH IN THIRD [1-27-16]

    02/08/2016 4:16:06 PM PST · by mandaladon · 167 replies
    The EECPS ^ | 27 Jan 2016
    A new statewide New Hampshire poll reveals Donald Trump holding a significant lead over his Republican opponents with 35% of the vote. Jeb Bush surprisingly takes second with 18%, and John Kasich finishes third with 14%. The rest of the field included Marco Rubio at 9%, Ted Cruz at 8%, and Chris Christie getting 5%, despite a last-minute endorsement from the Boston Herald. Among Democratic primary voters, Sanders holds a steady lead over Clinton of 52% to 44%.
  • 7NEWS/UMass Lowell Poll NH Tracking Poll day 8 [Trump 34% Cruz/Rubio 13% Bush/Kasich 10%]

    02/08/2016 11:10:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 71 replies
    whdh.com ^ | Updated: Feb 08, 2016 3:06 PM | Andy Hiller
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - This time tomorrow, some of the voting places in New Hampshire will already be open. And our final tracking poll gives us a last look at where the candidates stand right now. Watch 7News: mobile / desktop The Republicans are the big story...Because we know who's on top, but that's about all we know. The Democratic race is much easier to predict: Bernie Sanders is now beating Hillary Clinton by 16 points- 56% to 40%, after he lost a point overnight, and she kept what she had. Undecided is up to 4%, an increase of two...
  • Internal Polling Shows Marco Rubio Crashes, Burns After Horrendous Debate Performance

    02/08/2016 10:29:23 AM PST · by Rockitz · 72 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — At least two separate GOP presidential campaigns’ internal polling data shows a demonstrable and significant slide for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) after his widely panned debate performance—where New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie targeted him—Breitbart News has learned. A pro-Ohio Gov. John Kasich Super PAC published, via Politico, internal polling numbers showing a drop off for Rubio after Christie exposed him during the debate. In that poll, Rubio fell down to 10 percent and into fourth place. “Most of the polling conducted in the immediate days before the debate showed Rubio in second place,” Politico’s Alex Isenstadt...
  • Presidential hopefuls Sanders, Clinton in dead heat - Reuters/Ipsos poll (Trump 40%, Cruz 16%)

    02/08/2016 10:14:53 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/8/2016 | Chris Kahn
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has erased Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's wide lead for the Democratic presidential nomination since the start of year, putting the two in a dead heat nationally, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Clinton leads Sanders 48 percent to 45 percent among Democratic voters, according to the poll of 512 Americans, conducted Feb. 2-5 following the Iowa caucus. The poll has a credibility interval of 5 percentage points. Democrats had been supporting Clinton by more than a 2-to-1 margin at the beginning of the year. Sanders has narrowed that lead considerably over the past several weeks. Clinton...
  • TRUMP: not a liberal or a conservative, but a pragmatist

    02/08/2016 6:47:05 AM PST · by bigtoona · 119 replies
    Intellectual Froglegs ^ | 2/5/16 | Mychal Massie
    Why American cannot abide another ideologue as president We recently enjoyed a belated holiday dinner at the home of friends. The dinner conversation was jocund, ranging from discussions about antique glass and china to theology and politics. At one point reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative, to which I responded that Trump is not a conservative. I said that neither does Trump view himself as a conservative. I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a problem and understands it must be fixed. He then sets about fixing it. He doesn’t see...
  • Conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: If he makes it through his primary, vote for somebody else!!

    02/08/2016 9:13:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    The time has come for desperate measures against the Oligarchy. We must continue to remove the heads of the republican establishment until they begin to listen to the American people. Eric Cantor has been removed. John Boehner has been removed. Kevin McCarthy has been prevented. And there are already rumblings of a primary challenge to Speaker Paul Ryan! Primary elections in the State of Wisconsin will be held on August 9, 2016. We have between now and then to find a candidate, fund him or her, and propel them to victory over Ryan. However, we know the Establishment and its...
  • Kellyanne Conway: Cruz, Trump 'Anti-establishment Tag Team'

    02/08/2016 8:59:18 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/8/16 | Dan Riehl
    Pollster and President of the Sen. Ted Cruz-aligned Super PAC "Keep the Promise," Kellyanne Conway spoke with Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon today about the pending New Hampshire voting and the Republican primary going forward. "I think, frankly, without Trump you don’t have Cruz, without Cruz you wouldn’t have Trump," said Conway. "They are the anti-establishment tag team," she added. Conway pointed out how even socially conservative establishment candidates like Sen. Marco Rubio can't get significant traction with social conservatives due to their softness on illegal immigration. "The amnesty yoke is around his neck," said Conway, speaking of...
  • Hoefling vs. Trump?

    02/08/2016 8:16:26 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 23 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Tom Hoefling
    Should find out today if the California Secretary of State is going to place my name on the presidential primary ballot of the American Independent Party which will be conducted on June 7th. We'll also find out if they also placed Donald Trump's name there as well. He'll likely be on the Republican ballot line in their closed primary, but the AIP offered his name up as well for their non-binding open primary, in which Independents will be able to vote. California law allows candidates to appear on multiple party ballot lines. Once again, though, the actual nominee of the...
  • 2016 election: Which candidate will triumph in the Year of the Monkey?

    02/08/2016 7:03:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/08/2016 | By Pamela Boykoff, Alexandra Field and Jason Kwok, CNN
    Hong Kong (CNN)If Donald Trump believes his victory is written in the stars, he may just be right. With the Year of the Monkey and the New Hampshire primary upon us, CNN asked Hong Kong fortune teller Priscilla Lam to divine the fates of the candidates battling it out for the U.S. presidency. A practitioner of feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of summoning good luck, she combined the art of face reading with analysis of the candidates' birthdays and current life cycles according to the Chinese Zodiac. She says the new lunar year will fuel good fortune for "earth...
  • The middle-class white men problem

    02/07/2016 6:59:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | February 7, 2016 | James Poulos
    The most interesting question this year for political junkies is who - if anyone - can rebuild Ronald Reagan's electoral coalition. Plenty of candidates would like to do it, and plenty of them want to convince America right now that they're already doing it. But the key group of voters who could make that happen are up for grabs - and they're skeptical. The big cultural story of the year, it's now clear, is how elites and intellectuals now abruptly admit that downwardly mobile middle-class whites, especially men, have become an important constituency and a political problem. "As we know,"...
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XX

    02/07/2016 9:23:37 PM PST · by Windflier · 37 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8 January 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • Fox News On Suicide Watch After Marco Rubio Implodes At Debate

    02/07/2016 6:41:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | February 7, 2016 | Jason Easley
    Fox News is on the verge of suicide after Marco Rubio completely self-destructed at the latest Republican presidential debate. The depression and gloom over the Fox News anchors could not be contained. Fox News is on the verge of suicide after Marco Rubio completely self-destructed at the latest Republican presidential debate. The depression and gloom over the Fox News anchors could not be contained. Chris Christie made Marco Rubio look like a robot who circuits were fried at the ABC Republican debate. Even after Christie called out Rubio for repeating the same talking point about President Obama over and over...
  • NH Debate Takeaways – Jeb Bush Believes The Keystone Pipeline is a Public Works Project

    02/07/2016 5:38:59 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 57 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | February 7 | Sundance
    Let us all hope the good people of New Hampshire spot the insufferable and poorly briefed politicians who want to lead the nation. In a recent South Carolina GOP debate Jeb Bush talked about trade with China and showed how much he relies on briefings by his team to create his talking points. Bush did not realize Boeing was moving a manufacturing plant to China, and with it American Jobs - SEE HERE Bush v Trump Similarly, last night in New Hampshire, to bolster his propositions about eminent domain, Governor Jeb Bush made the gobsmacking assertion the Keystone Pipeline project...
  • Oops!… Bush Family Used Eminent Domain to Build Texas Baseball Park

    02/07/2016 5:19:10 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    The establishment media cheered Jeb Bush's performance last night at the ABC GOP debate. The media was particularly pleased with how Jeb went after Donald Trump on eminent domain. Jeb slammed Trump for using eminent domain in his building projects. But Jeb forgot to mention his family used eminent domain too - to build a baseball park. Oops.
  • Michigan: IMP/Target Insyght Poll: Trump Holds 14-Point Lead in GOP Primary After Iowa

    02/07/2016 5:11:58 PM PST · by usafa92 · 30 replies
    IMP/Target Insyght ^ | 2/5/2016 | IMP/Target Insyght Poll
    Donald Trump has a 14-point lead in the eight-way Michigan GOP primary, according to a poll done after the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses. Trump is at 35%, while Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio had 21% apiece in an automated survey for Inside Michigan Politics and Target Insyght. John Kasich had 6% and Ben Carson received 5%. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina each had 3%. And 4% are undecided. Unlike in the Iowa contest, Trump won evangelical voters in the Michigan survey. Trump had 35% to Cruz's 25% and Rubio's 19%. "Rumors of Trump's demise have been greatly exaggerated,"...
  • Online polls: Trump triumphant in latest GOP debate

    02/07/2016 4:52:36 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 07, 2016 | Kyle Balluck
    "Seven Republican presidential candidates took to the stage for a debate Saturday night in New Hampshire. Who do you think won?" Time magazine asked its readers. Trump took a resounding 65 percent of the more than 50,000 votes cast by late Sunday morning in the unscientific poll. Chris Christie and Marco Rubio, who engaged in a memorable exchange during the debate, are tied for second in the poll with 8 percent support apiece...
  • NH Poll: Trump +16, Kasich in 2nd, Jeb Bush Surging

    02/07/2016 1:16:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/7/16 | MIKE FLYNN
    The latest Monmouth University poll of New Hampshire shows Donald Trump continuing to lead the GOP field by a double-digit margin. The poll, however, shows a very tight race for second place, with Jeb Bush surging 9 points since Monmouth's last survey in January. Trump leads the field with 30 percent support, essentially unchanged since Monmouth's last poll in early January. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is second with 14 percent support, also unchanged since early January. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has 13 percent support, up just one point in the last month. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has 12 percent, down...
  • A Panic-Inducing Night for the GOP Establishment

    02/07/2016 1:14:42 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    newrepublic.com ^ | 2/6/16 | Brian Beutler
    At Saturday night's debate, Republicans wanted Marco Rubio to soar and Donald Trump to stumble. The opposite happened. The Republican establishment's fondest hope before Saturday night's debate was that Marco Rubio would deliver yet another solid (if unmemorable) debate performance, and that Donald Trump would fall on his face - compounding the damage he suffered in Iowa, and surrendering more, if not all, of his lead in New Hampshire over to Rubio, who's in second place and climbing. Instead, the establishment got almost exactly the opposite. The single biggest spoiler wasn't Trump, or even Ted Cruz, but New Jersey Governor...
  • Gingrich: Donald Trump was big winner. Looked calm, pleasant,like a frontrunner,had more substance

    02/07/2016 1:09:43 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 116 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/7/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich: "@realDonaldTrump was big winner. Looked calm,pleasant,like a frontrunner,had more substance than previous debates"