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  • Obama endorses Feinstein in California Senate primary

    05/04/2018 12:32:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2018 | By Dan Merica
    Former President Barack Obama endorsed Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Friday, his first Senate endorsement of the 2018 cycle. By backing Feinstein, Obama is stepping into what could be a contentious battle between the incumbent Democrat and California Democratic state Senate president Kevin de León, a liberal upstart who is looking to unseat the longtime senator. "She's always been an indispensable leader for California, and we became dear friends and partners in the fight to guarantee affordable healthcare and economic opportunity for everybody; to protect our planet from climate change, and our kids from gun violence," Obama said in a statement....
  • Warning signs: NY Governor seems to be losing his cool

    04/23/2018 3:23:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The New York Post checked in on the New York gubernatorial race this weekend to see how Empire State Governor Andrew Cuomo is holding up now that he has a celebrity primary challenger in the form of Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon. If we’re only going by optics and perceived “coolness” of the Governor, not very well apparently. There’s been some typical state campaign maneuvering going on, none of which is particularly out of the ordinary around here, but Cuomo has reportedly been issuing threats and strongarming people across the liberal spectrum. And there are signs that he’s...
  • California Democratic Party offers no endorsements in U.S. Senate or governor's races

    02/25/2018 8:58:47 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | Feb. 25, 2017 | Seema Mehta and Phil Willon
    The California Democratic Party decided not to endorse in the U.S. Senate contest on Saturday, an embarrassing rebuke of veteran Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein, who has represented California in the Senate for a quarter-century, is facing an insurgent bid by a fellow Democrat, state Senate leader Kevin de León. He earned nearly 500 more votes than the senator, who was first elected in 1992. De León has cultivated relationships with the party’s delegates. He still faces a significant challenge in trying to topple Feinstein, who trounces De León in all public polling and fund-raising. The party also did not endorse...
  • Jeanne Ives Routs Rauner With 90% of the Vote in Wheeling Township

    01/14/2018 7:26:25 AM PST · by PBRCat · 25 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | January 14, 2018 | Anonymous
    Grassroots support for Jeanne Ives’ gubernatorial bid continues to grow. Today, she adds the backing of the Wheeling Township Republican Organization (WTRO). Ninety percent (90%) of WTRO’s precinct captains voted to endorse Ives over incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner. Wheeling Township is a Republican stronghold. In 2014, more Republican primary votes were cast in Wheeling Township than in 89 of Illinois’ 102 counties.
  • David Duke Endorses Keith Ellison For DNC Chair (NOT satire!)

    02/13/2017 11:25:11 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2017 | Jim Treacher
    It doesn’t really matter who the chairman of the Democratic National Committee is, because it’s the Democratic National Committee. They’re pretty much screwed no matter what. With that in mind, why not pick someone who can bring everybody together?
  • Dwayne Johnson Refuses to Endorse Politicians, Here’s Why

    05/11/2017 11:19:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 10, 2017 | Andrew Mullins
    Dwayne Johnson just might be one of the most popular celebrities in America, and it isn’t just because of his acting. In a recent GQ story titled, “Dwayne Johnson for President”, writer Caity Weaver showed the side of Johnson that has earned him the widely-accepted title of “Nicest Guy in America.” Johnson has learned something that most of Hollywood would do well to copy: the value of listening before talking in politics. Unlike perennial left-leaning superstar singers Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, he isn’t standing on stage, leading rallies for politicians.  He also isn’t channeling vulgar overtures to convince Americans to...
  • 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
    foxnews.com ^ | 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
    foxnews.com ^ | 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 Air.com ^ | 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...