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  • James O'Keefe "ATOMIC" bombshell next week, your predictions?

    10/10/2016 5:30:06 PM PDT · by MNDude · 162 replies
    Here is what James O'Keefe just posted on Twitter: "This week we drop smaller bombs across the country. Next week we drop atomic bombs.James O'Keefe added, Our first tape drops tomorrow." YES, it'll might be yet another "nothing burger" but that's no fun. So, make your predictions of what you think he'll release (unless if you are going to predict a nothing burger)
  • Sarah Palin: Crass Heard 'Round the World

    10/08/2016 2:42:20 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 44 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | 8 October, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    Disgusting, shameful, totally disrespectful "locker room" garbage, privately shared between two Hollywood playboys over a decade ago, is now made to be "the crudeness heard 'round the world." The old Bush and Trump braggart comments were beyond abhorrent and offensive, though both boys apologized for them. As offensive, however, is media obsession with a very old conversation between non-political figures when we're in a crucial time facing earth-altering shifts in our future. The Supreme Court, international tinderbox relationships, global security, and our entire economy hang in the balance. With the question of what kind of country we will leave our...
  • Obama Administration Plotting to Usurp Control Over Elections

    08/19/2016 1:29:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 138 replies
    New American ^ | 8/18/16 | Alex Newman
    Under the guise of providing increased ďsecurityĒ for ďcritical infrastructure,Ē the Obama administration is plotting to insert itself and the federal government into the American elections process. While voting is constitutionally the responsibility of state and local officials, Obama's Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, pointed to the alleged threat of cyberattacks to justify the latest proposed usurpation of power. The controversial scheme was floated amid growing national concerns, fueled in part by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's warnings of a ďriggedĒ election, that America's electoral system might be vulnerable to major manipulation. Critics and experts, though, warned that the White...
  • Pelosi Hack Hell: Flooded With "Sick" Calls - Drudge

    08/13/2016 1:31:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/13/2016
    Pelosi warns colleagues of harassing calls and messages KEVIN FREKING August 13, 2016 View photos In this Aug. 11, 2016, photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi is advising fellow Democrats to change their cellphone numbers and not let family members read their text messages after personal and official information of Democratic House members and congressional staff was posted online. Pelosi says in a letter to Democrats that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has hired a cybersecurity firm to investigate the hacking of the committee's computers. (AP Photo/J. Scott...
  • NY Times: As Donald Trump Incites Feuds, Other G.O.P. Candidates Flee His Shadow

    08/06/2016 3:52:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2016 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    After a disastrous week of feuds and plummeting poll numbers, Republican leaders have concluded that Donald J. Trump is a threat to the partyís fortunes and have begun discussing how soon their endangered candidates should explicitly distance themselves from the presidential nominee. For Republicans in close races, top strategists say, the issue is no longer in doubt. One House Republican has already started airing an ad vowing to stand up to Mr. Trump if he is elected president, and others are expected to press similar themes in the weeks ahead. In the world of Republican "super PACs," strategists are going...
  • Koch brothers network rules out anti-Clinton ads

    07/30/2016 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies ^ | 7/30/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    COLORADO SPRINGS (CNN) óThe powerful political network helmed by Charles and David Koch is ruling out running advertisements intended to hurt Hillary Clinton, another sign of their insistence on avoiding the presidential race. The Koch network has previously said they will not back Republican candidate Donald Trump, but on Saturday officials told reporters that they would not run negative Clinton spots, a position taken by some Republican groups that are uneasy with the controversial GOP standard-bearer. The group is laser-focused on maintaining and expanding the Senate majority -- in the midst of a $42 million television advertising campaign focused on...
  • Ryan Fournier: "I present to you the new #TrumpPence campaign plane"

    07/22/2016 11:28:28 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 45 replies
    I present to you the new #TrumpPence campaign plane. #TeamTrump.
  • Self-Proclaimed Republican, Liberal Acting George Will Bolts the GOP

    06/25/2016 11:30:50 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 56 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-25-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Bye Felicia! He's been a democrat for 20 years at least. Poor George Will should question his intelligence as a commentator if he can't even understand that is neo-conservatives like him that brought the GOP to this state. He has constantly pandered to Democrats. He is a moderate, not a libertarian, either. I've read countless op-eds from him. He is a joke. He's just sad nobody pays attention to him anymore. Trump is leading the party forward, and there will be consequences for anyone who does not fall in line! He can start a new party called the "Globalists," there...
  • NC Brothers Who Support Trump; "If He's Racist, Give Us Cold Hard Facts, We're Waiting"

    06/16/2016 6:15:31 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 20 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-16-2015 | Wayne Dupree
    The mainstream media has been allowing ignorant pundits and so-called experts to be interviewed on TV who maliciously blurt how "Donald Trump is racist!" They do this to carry their narrative and hurt Trump's real message of fixing America where the politicians have screwed it up. Today's youth are born into the world of liberal leadership thinking and believing they have no responsibility, no accountability†so they can say whatever they want, whenever they want. Every day, more and more minorities are flocking to Youtube to explain why they are supporting Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. That's a huge turnaround from...
  • A Graying Generation Founded on Peace and Love Finds its Champion: Bernie Sanders

    06/01/2016 6:52:06 AM PDT · by MoochPooch · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 31, 2016 | Stephanie McCrummen
    MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. ó It is a glorious day in Northern California, and Lewis Elbinger, a 68-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter, is feeling great ó or, as he puts it, ďhigh vibe.Ē In the five decades since he first painted a white peace sign on his forehead, protested the Vietnam War and hitchhiked to India to become a monk, in fact, he has never felt more optimistic about the country than at this very moment. ďA consciousness is rising,Ē he says. A case could be made that this is not exactly so in the sense that Elbinger means it. Donald Trump...
  • National Review Editor BLAMES TRUMP SUPPORTERS for BLOODY MOB VIOLENCE at California GOP Rallies!

    04/29/2016 4:09:04 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 151 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    In the last 24 hours violent leftist mobs and Open Border thugs smashed police cars, bloodied Trump supporters, mugged Trump supporters, harassed Trump supporters, spit on Trump supporters, and stormed the GOP California Convention. National Review Washington Editor Eliana Johnson blamed the Trump supporters for this mob violence. Eliana Johnson: Well, one really important thing, Neil, is not to confuse where the bad behavior is coming from. Mr. Trump and his campaign have behaved badly in encouraging and fomenting violence inside their rallies. And, these protesters are behaving badly fomenting and encouraging bad behavior outside the rallies. The fact that...
  • A new poll shows Donald Trump dominating a state he's not necessarily supposed to win

    04/29/2016 1:02:28 AM PDT · by blueplum · 71 replies
    TheBusinessInsider ^ | 28 April 2016 | Allan Smith
    A new poll released on Thursday found Donald Trump with a big lead in Oregon, a state not necessarily expected to be favorable to the Manhattan billionaire. The poll, conducted by the Portland-based Hoffman Research Group, found Trump leading Ted Cruz, a Texas senator, by 17 points. Trump, the GOP frontrunner, was the choice of 43% of respondents.
  • Some skirmishes in aftermath of Southern California Trump rally

    04/28/2016 11:50:49 PM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 April 2016 | Tribune News Service
    Thousands of supporters turned out Thursday as Donald Trump brought his campaign to Southern California. Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the speech at the Orange County Fairgrounds. They were peaceful beforehand but grew increasingly unruly afterward, blocking an intersection and jumping on cars. The front and back window of one police car were smashed and a man wearing a Trump T-shirt got into a fistfight after someone stole his hat. The man was left with bloody nose and blood-streaked face but was not seriously injured.
  • Virginia Gov McAuliffe restored felon voting rights to help Clinton, Ďpolitical opportunismí

    04/23/2016 10:00:20 AM PDT · by topher · 44 replies ^ | 23-April-2016 |
    Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe restoring voting rights for roughly 200,000 convicted felons is part of a lauded, national effort to reverse sentencing laws that most affect African Americans. But Republicans are suggesting McAuliffe, a long-time Clinton supporter, went too far by including violent criminals and that his move is a ďtransparent effort to win votes.Ē The governorís executive order allows Virginia felons, includes convicted murders and rapists, who by Friday had completed their sentence and finished supervised release, parole or probation requirements to vote in the swing state in the November presidential elections.
  • Does Donald Trump understand the delegate rules in Pennsylvania?

    04/05/2016 11:20:11 PM PDT · by blueplum · 56 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 03 April 2016 | Greg Pollowitz
    Well, this is interesting. Under a new rule adopted by the Pennsylvania GOP in 2015, the 54 delegates elected from Pennsylvania¬ís 18 Congressional districts (3 per district) are unbound and can vote for any candidate they choose. Salena Zito and Tom Fontaine report: SalenaZito ‚úĒ ‚Äé‚Äé@SalenaZitoTrib "All 54 of Pennsylvania's delegates unbound on 1st ballot we called to see where they stand" [snip] In other words, the popular vote never really matterd in Pennsylvania and it was always a delegate game:
  • Is Donald Trump Driving Up GOP Registration in Pennsylvania?

    03/13/2016 4:51:40 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies ^ | 3-11-16 | Joel Mathis
    Why are so many Pennsylvania Democrats fleeing to the Republican Party? PennLive reports that nearly 46,000 Keystone Dems have flipped their registration to the GOP since the beginning of 2016 ó a phenomenon writer Colin Deppen attributes largely to enthusiasm for the candidacy of Donald Trump. "With the increase in support in exit polls for Trump among working class, blue-collar Democrats, it is my belief that these are people who fall into that genre," Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, told Deppen. Other possibilities: That disaffected Democrats have...
  • New NBC/Marist Poll: Cruz Within Striking Distance of The Donald in South Carolina

    02/19/2016 6:30:32 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 80 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-19-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    According to a new NBC/Marist poll, Ted Cruz is within striking distance of Donald Trump in South Carolina. Whereas Cruz was trailing Trump by a massive 16% one month ago, he's now come within 5%: "In the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll of South Carolina conducted after Saturday’s GOP debate, businessman Donald Trump, 28%, edges Texas Senator Ted Cruz, 23%, by only 5 points among likely Republican primary voters statewide including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate or who voted by absentee ballot." The establishment's frontrunner, Marco Rubio, is stuck at 15%, the poll shows, and...
  • Establishment Declares Jeb Bush Is Making a Comeback After He Spent $36 Million for 4th Place

    02/10/2016 12:07:11 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-10-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Can you believe this? One longtime Rubio supporter who backs Bush faulted Rubio‚Äôs campaign for the slip-up. He said they drove Rubio too hard and too long and he didn‚Äôt have enough sleep. In the days before New Hampshire primary, Rubio struggled to find his footing coming off as subdued and tired during some of his final campaign stops. Rubio also repeated himself, again, this time about family values in his last campaign rally in Nashua, N.H., before the primary. ‚ÄúIt was the pace. He couldn‚Äôt keep up,‚ÄĚ the source said. ‚ÄúAnd then they doubled-down on it ‚Äď tripled and...
  • Cruz Unfazed by McCain's Birther Attacks: 'Everyone Knows He's Going to Endorse Rubio'

    01/08/2016 11:51:58 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-08-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    On Laura Ingraham's radio show today, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said he's not surprised by John McCain's dishonest birther attacks. For those who missed it, McCain said yesterday that Cruz may not be eligible because he was born in Canada. Of the course the Arizona senator -- who himself was born in the Panama Canal Zone -- knows full well that Cruz is a natural-born citizen, but that doesn't matter; he hates Cruz, which is why he does everything in his power to derail the Texan's presidential campaign. If he has to lie to do so, so be it....
  • Desperate, Dishonest Donald Trump Goes Birther on Ted Cruz

    01/06/2016 3:19:23 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 86 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-01-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    You knew it was coming! Donald Trump said in an interview that rival Ted Cruz‚Äôs Canadian birthplace was a ‚Äúvery precarious‚ÄĚ issue that could make the Texas senator vulnerable if he became the Republican presidential nominee. ‚ÄúRepublicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‚ÄėDo we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?‚Äô That‚Äôd be a big problem,‚ÄĚ Trump said when asked about the topic. This is how Donald Trump operates: whenever he's threatened by someone in the polls, he tries to smear his opponents. He did so with Dr. Ben Carson,...
  • Ted Cruz to His Supporters: 'Strap on the Full Armor of God, Attacks Are Coming'

    01/02/2016 2:39:19 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 264 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-01-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Ted Cruz isn't only surging in the polls -- he's now in second place nationally and leads in Iowa -- he is also raising a truckload of money. In the last quarter of 2015 alone the Republican presidential candidate received almost $20 million from his supporters. Not bad for a grassroots candidate who's despised and hated by his own party's leadership team. Small wonder then that Cruz bragged about these results during a phone call with supporters, adding that he's confident he'll be the Republican nominee -- soon: "There’s a very good possibility that the Republican primary will be decided...

    12/15/2015 7:05:37 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 117 replies ^ | Dec 15, 2015 | Drudge
  • GOP Establishment's Plan A to Take Down Trump: Wait. There Is No Plan B

    11/27/2015 6:13:21 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-27-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    The Washington Post has a fascinating article up about the Republican Party's establishment plans to take down Donald Trump. In short? There is no plan. Well, perhaps that's not entirely fair. Plan A is to wait for the Trump campaign to implode. This view is put into words by Frank VanderSloot, chief executive of a large nutritional-supplement company and a backer of Senator Marco Rubio: "It’s just going to take a little time for people to take a step back and look at his track record, see who he is and how he’s changed his positions and how unprepared he...
  • Donald Trump Threatens to Run on a Third Party Ticket...Again

    11/24/2015 10:08:12 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-24-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    After news broke that a SuperPAC supporting John Kasich is preparing to launch a $2.5 million assault on Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman once again said he's seriously considering a third party bid if he fails to win the Republican nomination. [TRUMP TWEET] Earlier this year, the RNC and Trump signed a pledge: Trump promised not to run as an independent candidate if he lost the nomination. In return the Republican National Committee pledged not to launch attacks against him. All he wanted, Trump said, was a level playing field. And he got one. The RNC hasn't done anything to...
  • Actor James Woods Endorses Conservative Stalwart Ted Cruz for President

    11/24/2015 7:31:09 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 71 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-24-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    The endorsements continue to roll in for Ted Cruz, who's also surging in the polls. Last week, two hundred faith leaders endorsed him for president. They were followed yesterday by actor and producer James Woods. Woods -- who's best known for his roles in Once Upon a Time in America, Casino, and White House Down -- says he decided to support Cruz after a forty minute-long telephone conversation with the senator: [TWEET] Woods went on to explain that Cruz could count on his support because he "has a strong posture in foreign policy and an unvarnished view of the domestic...
  • Carson Fading in Iowa; Conservatives Flock to Ted Cruz Over Terrorism Concerns

    11/22/2015 8:48:18 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-22-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    A few weeks ago, the sky seemed the limit for Ben Carson. The retired neurosurgeon was surging in the polls, and had overtaken every single one of his rivals in Iowa. From the looks of it, he was going to be a real player come primary season. How fast things change. Just one week after the terror attacks in Paris, left-wing website Politico reports that Carson is fading -- fast. His supporters are flocking to Texas Senator Ted Cruz: [A]fter a week of confused comments from the former neurosurgeon and a dismissive critique by his own advisors, Iowans are now...
  • Jeb Bush Is Getting Desperate: Plans To Relentlessly Attack Marco Rubio

    10/30/2015 11:01:17 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Question: when do you know that a campaign is in trouble? Answer: when it stops emphasizing its own message, and starts attacking its rivals. Case in point: Team Jeb! Bush wants to open a full frontal attack on Marco Rubio, the young senator from Florida. At least, that’s what the U.S. News & World Report says. This website got its hands on a presentation that Jeb and his cohorts used to convince Jeb’s donors to stick by their guy, even though he’s trailing in the polls. "Additionally, while the slides released to the media outlined Bush’s overarching argument against Florida...
  • Iím Going To Say Something Nice about Jeb BushÖ.

    10/18/2015 5:00:49 AM PDT · by VA Voter · 37 replies
    Conservative tree house ^ | 10/17/2015 | sundance
    Ö. at least he is a real bona fide candidate. Regardless of how fraught with inherent deception Jeb Bushís intent and purposes for seeking the GOP nomination, he is in fact a real candidate; with, factual action taking place on the ground to support his efforts. Like Donald Trump, Jeb Bush is structurally in the race -with infrastructure- trying to win it. The other multiple candidates, not so much; actually, not even close. trump vs bush Spurred by our discovery of the internal Republican National Committee efforts to engage with State Republican party apparatus, vis-Š-vis ďongoing rule changesď, numerous boots...
  • Trump Supporter ó "Obama has failed us, I voted for him twice and he broke my heart"

    10/12/2015 7:02:09 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 47 replies ^ | 10-12-2-2015 | Wayne Dupree
    Here is an African-American supporter of Donald Trump speaking up outside a Trump rally in Georgia on Saturday. He shouted it is time to ďtake back AmericaĒ from the disastrous policies of Barack Obama. ďObama has failed us! Itís time for somebody to make a stand.Ē You can hear the genuine pain in this manís voice as he talks about not being able to find a decent job to support his family Ė that so many of the jobs have gone to foreigners Ė illegals. WOW, just wow!
  • Ben Carson Shares the Reason His Views on Gun Control ChangedÖ Youíre Going to Love it

    10/05/2015 12:24:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    Following recent mass shootings such as Charleston, South Carolina and Roseburg, Oregon gun-grabbers are once again fighting with a renewed effort to disarm the American public.As Democrats such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton attempt to use these senseless tragedies as a means for political gain while ignoring the facts, the truth is undeniable‚Ķ Our forefathers saw the writing on the wall. They knew that our freedoms would be tested, often times taken for granted, but more importantly they knew that ‚ÄėWe the People‚Äô needed a means to protect ourselves. That is exactly the same sentiment Dr. Carson shares in...
  • Governor's energy plan sets up New Mexico for new opportunities

    09/26/2015 8:43:31 AM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 3 replies
    Ripon Advance News Service ^ | 9/25/15 | Ripon Advance News Service
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez recently announced a sweeping, statewide energy plan aimed at embracing a wide array of energy sources, including oil and gas ó which already accounts for more than $1 billion in yearly state revenues ó solar, wind and new technologies. The far-reaching energy policy and implementation plan, entitled ďSeizing our Energy Potential: Creating a More Diverse Economy in New Mexico,Ē is the stateís ďfirst comprehensive energy policy and plan since 1991, nearly 25 years ago,Ē Michael Lonergan, Martinezís press secretary, told Ripon Advance.
  • Do You Trust The liberal CNN/ORC polling outfit? How about Rasmussen, ABC News/WaPo or NBC News/WSJ?

    08/22/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 77 replies
    8/22/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was wondering why a polling outfit (CNN/ORC) is now all of a sudden trusted by conservatives? If not, then say so. If it is all of a sudden now trusted by conservatives...I thought that CNN is a liberal outfit and not to be trusted? Limbaugh seems to be going after CNN for their Morten Downey Jr. documentary on TV as somehow being used to juxtapose against Trump, and for their interviews of Trump supporters, and wondering if they are going to hand-pick the worst of the worst in those interviews to somehow paint all Trump supporters in a negative...
  • CNN criteria threaten Fiorinaís chance at main debate stage

    CNNís criteria for its September GOP presidential debate may keep Carly Fiorina off the stage reserved for the top 10 candidates despite her recent surge in the polls. The CNN debate methodology, released earlier this year, weighs polls from July 16 to Sept. 10. The use of the earlier surveys will hurt the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, who barely registered in the polls before the Aug. 6 Fox News debate. But since then, she has seen a significant bounce. ďIt acts as sort of an anchor on those people who had done poorly early and a bit of a parachute...
  • Trump: Deport children of immigrants living illegally in US

    08/16/2015 12:42:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 192 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/16/2015 | Stephen Braun
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally. He also wants to end "birthright citizenship" for their children, he said Sunday. And he would rescind Obama administration executive orders on immigration and toughen deportation, allowing in only "the good ones." Trump described his expanded vision of how to secure American borders during a wide-ranging interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," saying that he would push to end the constitutionally protected right of any family living illegally inside the U.S. ...
  • Franklin Pierce-Herald GOP poll results: Trump lead eroding; Kasich and Fiorina rise

    08/12/2015 2:23:38 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 94 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/11/2015 | Joe Battenfeld and Chris Villani
    The latest Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows a big jump for Carly Fiorina, who makes to top 5 GOP candidates with 9% of N.H. GOP voters. This poll also shows Donald Trump in the lead at 18%, followed by Jeb Bush 13%, and John Kasich at 12%. ... Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 10%. ... GOP presidential upstart Donald Trump has lost ground in New Hampshire since his tirade against Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly... Businesswoman Carly Fiorina has jumped to fifth place in New Hampshire with nine percent support. ...
  • Fiorina impresses as Trump's schtick wears thin

    08/09/2015 12:15:01 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 78 replies
    IBD / Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2015 August 08 | Andrew Malcolm
    Republicans opened their debate season Thursday in Cleveland and produced the beginning of the beginning for a Carly Fiorina surge and the beginning of the end for a Donald Trump campaign. ..... < snip > ..... In the prime-time tilt, Trump was a major loser, coming off as mean and shallow. ..... < snip > .... Worse, he was the only Republican who refused to pledge no third-party campaign. "If they don't treat me well," Trump said later, "Why should I make that pledge?" As the poll front-runner, Trump had the most to lose in Cleveland. And he did. But...
  • Donít Worry, TrumpMania Will Fade Away

    07/31/2015 9:25:46 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 104 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-31-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Like Jonathan S. Tobin at Commentary, I have little doubt that TrumpMania will soon fade away. There has always been a willingness among a part of the electorate to get behind an angry outsider, but when push comes to shove, even those voters opt for a candidate they can trust. Trump simply isnít that guy. Tobinís third argument, which I consider to be the most important one, is as follows: "Third, the assumption on the part of some that a public that has been watching Trump on TV for years already knows all it cares to learn about the man...
  • Carly Fiorina: 'Here's what I will do as Commander in Chief'

    07/29/2015 7:27:33 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 64 replies
    IBD ^ | 2015 July 28 | Andrew Malcolm
    From time to time as the 2016 campaign unfolds we will publish here the full text of some candidate speeches on important topics. We launch this series with Carly Fiorina's national security address at the Reagan Presidential Library the evening of July 27. The full text is below, as is a complete video... You'll notice here ó and hopefully in the upcoming debates ó that the business executive speaks in clear, simple declarative sentences. No fudge words or rhetorical escape clauses. Clean, crisp, no nonsense. She outlines the problem, then states clearly what she would do. That style drew frequent...
  • Ted Cruz Makes Waves: Raises $51 Million in Second Quarter

    07/07/2015 12:03:04 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-07-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Senator Ted Cruz isnít only the most talked about Republican presidential candidate of the entire field on social media, heís also doing well fundraising-wise. The senator from Texas announced yesterday that his campaign and allied PACs raised more than $51 million dollar in the second quarter. This means that heís one of the few candidates whoís actually able to build a war chest necessary to beat a) progressive Republican Jeb Bush and, after that, b) progressive Democrat Hillary Clinton. Now wonder, then, that the campaign is elated: "The aggregate total of over $51 million means that, along with Cruzís strong...
  • Jeb Bush Leads in New Poll. Hereís Why Conservatives Donít Need to Worry About It

    06/30/2015 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Breitbart reports that, according to a new NBC/WSJ poll released yesterday, Jeb Bush is the current leader in the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates. According to the poll, Bush is supported by 22% of primary voters. Scott Walker is second with 17%, and Marco Rubio is third with 14%. Everybody else comes behind (this includes Ben Carson and Ted Cruz). Although I saw many conservatives on Facebook explode at this news, Iím not worried at all. You see, Bush has only two strengths: 1. Heís a Bush. This is a strength because it means instant name recognition. Additionally, although...
  • [illegal alien] Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court

    06/29/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/29/2015 | Simone Pathť
    Mondayís big election law news came from the Supreme Courtís penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizonaís congressional districts. But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case. ďArizona citizens can continue to participate in voter registration drives without worrying about not having proof of citizenship documents,Ē Shirley Sandelands, of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, said in a statement Monday. The case, Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al., was about whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship...
  • Bill Looking Forward to Moving Back to the White HouseÖ If Only Hillary Will Let Him

    05/13/2015 12:32:27 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05-13-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Ah. It looks like Bill Clinton is in da house: 'Bill Clinton hopes to be Hillary Clintonís First Man in the White House, but thereís a big ĎifĒ Ö if she invites him to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. ĒIf she wins the election, the chances are 100 percent that Iíll move back,Ē the former president told David Letterman Tuesday night on ďThe Late Show.Ē ĒBy the way, if Iím asked!Ē he added with a smile.' Ha-ha! Cracking jokes about cheating on your wife (because thatís what this all refers to of course): hilarious! Oh man, I canít stop laughing....
  • Scott Walker in 2008: Too Many "Poverty Pimps" Use "Cycle of Dependency" For Political Control

    05/07/2015 8:20:30 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | 5/5/2015 | Christopher Massie
    Scott Walker said in 2008 that the government "needs to do more to give people freedom back" by fighting the "poverty pimps in our society," referring to government officials and community-based organizations that, he said, use poverty for political power. ...
  • Has Marco Rubioís Breakout Moment Arrived?

    04/21/2015 7:12:33 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-21-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Senator Marco Rubio has been criticized by many Tea Party activists for his stance on illegal immigration, but that doesnít seem to hold him back in the polls. Look at these results from CNNís latest poll among Republican voters: "Overall, 17% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents back Bush for the GOP nomination, while 12% support Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Paul and Rubio stand at 11% each, with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 9% and Cruz at 7%Ö" Remarkable: Bush and Rubio both poll at 18% when respondents are asked which candidate best represents the future of the Republican Party....
  • Rubio Chooses Miamiís Freedom Tower To Announce 2016 Plans

    04/03/2015 12:20:25 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    cbs miami / ap ^ | 4-3-2015
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    02/21/2014 2:05:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Egyptian State Information Service ^ | Friday, 21 February 2014 - 11:49 PM Cairo | None stated
    US Senator Tim Kaine, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, said he expects the coming presidential elections in Egypt to be impartial. During a meeting with a number of journalists at a Cairo hotel Thursday, Kaine denied that the US let down Egypt in its war against terrorism, highlighting that the relations between the two countries are strong and that Washington will support Egypt in the coming period. Responding to a question on the US stance regarding the candidature of Defense Minister Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in the presidential polls, Kaine said that there is no problem at all...

    08/13/2013 8:22:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 39 replies
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    07/23/2013 5:07:35 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 44 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 23 july 2013
    Wisconsin's public employees are leaving their unions in droves, which should be no surprise: With passage of Act 10 in 2011, public unions in the Badger State lost many of their reasons for being. The "budget-repair bill" pushed through the Legislature by Republicans and signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker limited bargaining to wages only, and then only up to the cost of living; it also required unions to recertify each year and barred the automatic collection of union dues. Relying on federal financial records, the Journal Sentinel's Dan Bice found union membership has declined by 50% or more...
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    05/10/2013 11:12:11 PM PDT · by Patricia Campion · 86 replies
    Examiner ^ | 5/11/2013 | Patricia Campion
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