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  • After Trump tweet, ethics office to U.S. employees: do not endorse products

    01/14/2017 1:09:35 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2017-01-14 | Emily Stephenson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day after President-elect Donald Trump encouraged supporters to "Buy L.L. Bean," a U.S. ethics watchdog on Friday warned federal employees they must not endorse products or companies. The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) said on its official Twitter account: "All executive branch employees must refrain from misuse of position, including endorsements." No mention of Trump was made in the tweet, and many rules for federal employees do not apply to the president. The ethics office has tweeted other reminders to employees this week, including one that federal gift restrictions remain in place during the upcoming...
  • Heavyweight breaks ranks with GOP, endorsing Clinton (Turncoat Armitage)

    06/16/2016 10:12:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Richard Armitage, who held top national security positions in the administrations of former Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, said he would vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over her likely Republican rival, Donald Trump. "If Donald Trump is the nominee, I would vote for Hillary Clinton," Armitage, who served as a deputy secretary of State under Bush and as an assistant secretary of Defense under Reagan, told Politico on Thursday. "He doesn't appear to be a Republican. He doesn't appear to want to learn about the issues. So I'm going to vote for Mrs. Clinton." Clinton...
  • Here’s why 100 business leaders support Trump for president

    10/16/2016 1:16:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 16, 2016 | Dan DiMicco, former CEO of Nucor and Andy Puzder, current CEO of Carl's, Jr. parent CKE
    After seven years of anemic economic growth, Americans are facing limited job opportunities, stagnant wages, a diminishing middle class and dismal economic prospects for our youth. A recent Pew Research study found young adults more likely to be living in their parents' homes than at any time since 1940 — Hillary Clinton refers to them as Bernie Sanders basement dwellers. According to the Congressional Budget Office, nearly one in six young men is either jobless or incarcerated, up from about one in 10 in 1980, when the economy was in recession. Gross Domestic Product should be averaging an annual growth...
  • Johnson for President Endorsement (Hillary Rejected by her Hometown Paper)

    09/30/2016 1:37:58 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 30, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Time upon time, Clinton's behavior affirms the perception that she's a corner-cutter whose ambitions drive her decisions. One telling episode among the countless: Asked by a voter if she was for or against the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, she replied, "If it's undecided when I become president, I will answer your question." As we've asked here before, will Hillary Clinton ever get over her consuming fear of straight talk?
  • Media's anti-Trump storyline of the week: No newspapers are endorsing Trump!

    09/30/2016 10:58:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Newsmakers, news reporters and (they hope) news influencers all in one In followup to Rob’s piece yesterday about the Detroit News’s embarrassing endorsement of the clueless Gary Johnson (and full disclosure, like Rob I too have served as a contributor to the News and sometimes still do), we now have today’s edition the Newspaper Endorsements As Big News Development storyline, which has become the media’s go-to topic of the week. USA Today breathlessly informs us that they too have made history or something: In the 34-year history of USA TODAY, the Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential...
  • Clinton campaign rolls out a few dozen more Republican endorsements

    09/30/2016 6:37:28 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2016 | John Wagner
    The campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled out another 40 endorsements from prominent Republicans and independents Thursday, the latest play in a bid to lure voters across party lines in her race against Donald Trump. The list includes three former congressmen, a dozen former high-ranking members of Republican administrations — including a White House ethics lawyer, a director of the Situation Room and an undersecretary of transportation — as well as an array of Capitol Hill staffers, local elected officials and fundraisers for GOP candidates. The recruits were trumpeted in an afternoon conference call featuring John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman,...
  • Sen. Warner Makes His Hillary Endorsement Mainly About Himself

    09/28/2016 6:21:02 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Perhaps John Warner’s biggest claim to fame is a distinction he shares with a good-sized chunk of older American men: having once been married to Elizabeth Taylor. But the former Republican senator from Virginia found another way to get himself some attention today: by endorsing Hillary for president. Interviewed by Andrea Mitchell on her MSNBC show this afternoon, Warner managed to make his endorsement mainly about himself. In the course of their brief conversation, Warner let it be known: that he had been on the lawn for the famous handshake between Rabin and Araft; that he had served in both...
  • 50 Former Bush Administration Alums – Including Donald Rumsfeld – Endorse Trump

    09/28/2016 1:39:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 87 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 28, 2016 | Alex Pappas
    More than 50 alumni of the George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush GOP presidential administrations — including former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and White House press secretary Ari Fleischer — have formed a coalition to express support for Republican presidential nominee Donald
  • Trump Vs. Rock Royalty

    09/08/2016 8:46:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/16 | Jim O'Neill
    If you value your freedom and desire less war, more job opportunities, higher wages, lower taxes, and fewer rules and regulations -- then vote Trump! I read that “Queen” was not amused when their song “We are the Champions” was played when Trump first walked onto the stage during the Republican convention in Cleveland. After muttering “F—k ‘Queen’” to myself, I began thinking about why so many rock icons favor the status quo, favor the establishment, favor keeping things just as they are. To call them “sell outs” doesn’t begin to describe their zombie-like fondness for marching in mindless lock-step...
  • Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren end Ryan Lochte endorsement deals

    08/22/2016 12:57:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | FoxNews/AP
    Ralph Lauren announced Monday it would not renew its sponsorship contract with Ryan Lochte, becoming the second company to drop the U.S. Olympic swimmer in the wake of his scandal in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier Monday, Speedo USA executives said the company would drop its sponsorship of Lochte and donate $50,000 to charity. In Ralph Lauren's case, the company stated its contract with Lochte was for the 2016 Rio Olympics only, and would not be renewed. "Ralph Lauren continues to sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes embody."
  • Trump endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan; Expresses support for McCain and Ayotte...

    08/05/2016 5:31:39 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 347 replies
    drudge ^ | 5 August 2016 | Self
    Trump endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan; Expresses support for McCain and Ayotte...
  • Video: Ron Paul confirms he is NOT supporting Donald Trump for U.S. president

    05/29/2016 4:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrew Moran
    Former Texas Republican Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul confirmed in an interview with the Fox Business Network that he will not be supporting Donald Trump for United States president. He said in jest that he’s waiting for Trump to become a libertarian. When asked if there’s anything that Trump could say that would help change his mind, Paul replied that he wouldn’t know what to believe since “he’s all over the map.” The entire four-minute interview is embedded below: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) This is different from his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who said he will support the GOP nominee,...
  • Trump Picks Up Endorsements Of Nine House Chairmen

    05/14/2016 6:45:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies ^ | May 13, 2016
    Nine GOP committee chairmen lined up behind presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump Friday, just a day after the billionaire businessmen met with key party leaders on Capitol Hill. In a statement released announcing the endorsement, the chairmen said that it was important for Republicans to unite around Trump since America cannot deal with another Democrat in the White House nor can Republicans to lose their hold on Congress. “Any other outcome is a danger to economic growth, puts our national security in peril, enshrines ObamaCare as the law of the land, entraps Americans in a cycle of poverty and dependence,...
  • Pope Francis: You realize I wasn’t endorsing Bernie Sanders, right?

    04/18/2016 3:49:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot ^ | April 18, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    In a political season already chock-full of strange moments, another one took place last week when Bernie Sanders bailed out on the Empire State campaign trail to jet across the ocean to Rome. He was off to see the Pope, or so we were told. But before Bernie had even touched down near Vatican City I saw conflicting reports that His Holiness didn’t have the Vermont Senator on his schedule. Then the meeting was back on again, but reduced to a quick bit of face time in passing. In the end, Sanders did get to meet with Pope Francis, if...
  • Former Democrat Presidential Candidate Jim Webb Endorses…TRUMP

    03/26/2016 3:29:17 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 102 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | March 26, 2016
    Yes, you read that correctly. Democrat candidate for President Jim Webb has endorsed Donald Trump for President, not Hillary. [snip]
  • Romney hints he'll endorse 'one of those guys'

    03/04/2016 8:06:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 4, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    A day after his public attack on Republican front-runner Donald Trump, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney hinted that he might soon endorse one of Trump's rivals. "There's no question I'm going to do everything within the normal political bounds to make sure we don't nominate Donald Trump," the former Massachusetts governor said on NBC's "Today" show Friday morning. "After March 15, I think you'll see it narrow down." "I wouldn't be surprised if I endorse one of those guys," he added. CNN reported Thursday that Romney has asked his team to explore how he might block Trump from being nominated...
  • Endorsements Starting To Help Trump In Our Model, For A Change

    03/01/2016 7:36:31 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 3-1-2016 5:27 PM
    Trump leads in our forecasts in every state but Texas. But Rubio has been a little closer to Trump in what we call the “polls-plus” version of the model (as opposed to the “polls-only” version). That’s because the polls-plus version accounts for endorsements, where Rubio leads the GOP pack. This factor doesn’t hurt Trump as much as you might think, however, in part because Trump has started to pick up a few endorsements of his own. Furthermore, the model weights endorsements partly based on how recently they were made. When endorsements are weighted by recency category, Trump has actually moved...
  • A List of Trump Endorsers

    02/29/2016 7:08:32 PM PST · by bigbob · 10 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 2-29/16 | Not Specified
    U.S. Governors Current Chris Christie, New Jersey (former 2016 presidential candidate)[887] Paul LePage, Maine (previously endorsed Chris Christie)[888] Former Jan Brewer, Arizona[889] Sarah Palin, Alaska (also nominee for Vice President in 2008)[890] U.S. Senators Current Jeff Sessions of Alabama[891] Former Scott Brown of Massachusetts[892] U.S. Representatives Current Chris Collins of New York[893] (previously endorsed Jeb Bush)[894] Duncan D. Hunter of California[895] Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee[896] Tom Marino of Pennsylvania[897] Former Virgil Goode of Virginia (also Constitutional Party presidential nominee in 2012)[898] Executive branch officials Former Jeff Lord, former White House associate political director for the Reagan administration (1987–88)[899] Statewide officials...
  • Orrin Hatch endorses Marco Rubio

    02/22/2016 2:44:52 PM PST · by pilgrim · 103 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/22/16 3:49 PM | Ryan Lovelace
    Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for president, the senator's staff confirmed to the Washington Examiner. Hatch is one of the highest ranking Republicans in Congress, and he is third in the line of the succession to the U.S. presidency as president pro tempore of the United States Senate. The six-term senator had previously endorsed Jeb Bush and sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2000. Hatch's endorsement could be interpreted as a sign of the party's governing class rallying to Rubio.
  • GOPe Endorsements for Rubio Piling On.

    02/22/2016 12:09:59 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 125 replies
    538 ^ | 02/22/2016 | 538 blog
    In the last two days the following have endorsed Marco Rubio: 2/22 Asa Hutchinson GOV. (R-ARK.) 2/22 Jeff Flake SEN. (R-ARIZ.) 2/22 Thom Tillis SEN. (R-N.C.) 2/22 Gus M. Bilirakis REP. (R-FLA.) 2/22 Jeff Miller REP. (R-FLA.) 2/21 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen REP. (R-FLA.) 2/21 Carlos Curbelo REP. (R-FLA.) 2/21 Mario Diaz-Balart REP. (R-FLA.) 2/21 Mark Amodei REP. (R-NEV.) 2/21 Cresent Hardy REP. (R-NEV.) 2/21 Dean Heller SEN .(R-NEV.)