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  • Communist Party Leader Voted for Sanders, Will Back Clinton

    05/31/2016 1:01:26 PM PDT · by notscj · 24 replies
    The leader of America's most prominent communist party credits Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with helping usher socialism into the political mainstream, but says it's essential to back Hillary Clinton if she defeats Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary. John Bachtell, national chairman of the Communist Party USA, says he cast a ballot for Sanders in the Illinois primary in March, but that the self-styled democratic socialist's loyal backers should temper their criticism of Clinton as a warmongering Wall Street puppet. "The most important thing is keeping our eye on this extreme right-wing danger and really hoping that all political organizations...
  • 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.)
  • Trump Snags First Congressional Endorsement [semi-satire]

    01/31/2016 8:52:18 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    While a slew of GOP presidential contenders ranging from Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex) to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have gotten endorsements from sitting members of Congress, Donald Trump had come up empty until this week when Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) gave him the nod. "When you look over who the Republicans are considering as their nominee its a sorry bunch," Reid observed. "None of them possess the visionary leadership exhibited over the last seven years by President Obama. However, one of them stands out as a man of perspicacity and guile. That man is Donald Trump. Not...
  • Current list of People Endorsing Ted Cruz for President - 1/26/15

    01/26/2016 10:52:55 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 35 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 1/26/15
    U.S. Governors (former) Rick Perry, Texas (former); Presidential Candidate 2016, 2012 U.S. Senators (former) Bob Smith, New Hampshire (former); Presidential Candidate 2000 U.S. Representatives (current and former) Brian Babin, Representative from TexasBob Barr, former Representative from Georgia; also Libertarian Nominee in 2008Jim Bridenstine, Representative from OklahomaMo Brooks, Representative from AlabamaMichael C. Burgess, Representative from TexasJohn Culberson, Representative from TexasLouie Gohmert, Representative from TexasJody Hice, Representative from GeorgiaSteve King, Representative from IowaJohn Ratcliffe, Representative from TexasDana Rohrabacher, Representative from CaliforniaSam Graves, Representative from MissourTom Tancredo former Representative from Colorado; also presidential candidate in 2008Randy Weber, Representative from TexasSam Johnson, Representative...
  • Bush gets endorsement of former Minnesota Sen. Coleman

    01/25/2016 10:58:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/25/16 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman on Monday threw his support behind Jeb Bush, contrasting the former Florida governor with Republican poll leader Donald Trump. "If you're just being angry - if you want someone to mirror your anger, then, you know, Donald Trump may be your guy," Coleman said on Fox News' "Happening Now." "But if you want someone to fix the problem that is making you angry, then Jeb Bush is your guy." Coleman asserted that Bush has been the only Republican willing to take on Trump directly before blasting the Manhattan mogul himself. "He is the one guy...
  • List of Conservative Leaders Who Support Trump.

    01/22/2016 9:39:59 AM PST · by SeaHawkFan · 98 replies
    self | 01/22/2016 | none
    Please list the names of nationally known CONSERVATIVE leaders who support Donald Trump
  • Bruce LeVell, former GOP Chairman of Gwinnett County (GA) endorsed Donald Trump today!

    12/02/2015 8:47:12 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/2/2015 | Donald Trump
    Bruce LeVell, former GOP Chairman of Gwinnett County (GA) endorsed Donald Trump today!
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of PolitiChicks CEO Ann-Marie Murrell

    12/01/2015 1:26:07 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies ^ | 12/01/15
    HOUSTON, Texas - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Ann-Marie Murrell, the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the conservative blog,"Ann-Marie has been instrumental in igniting a conservative revolution in the media and blog sphere," said Cruz. "She is a woman of great courage who speaks the truth and empowers others to do the same. Her leadership has provided a platform for thousands of women to voice their views and shape the political and cultural dialog. Ann-Marie is capturing the momentum of millions of Americans who are standing up to the Washington Cartel and making their voices heard....
  • Op Ed: Why I Am Endorsing Senator Ted Cruz for President

    12/01/2015 1:03:37 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 16 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 12/1/2015 | Ann Marie Murrell
    Last year I was a panelist at the National Security Summit in Washington. Frank Gaffney was the moderator and our topic was based on a poll that showed the #1 issue for Americans today is national security. Not too long ago, people were most concerned about providing for their families, having food to eat, and being able to send their children to college. Today, Americans are worried that there could be a terrorist attack in their towns and cities. My personal fears were put to rest this August when I heard Senator Ted Cruz speak at the Nessah Synagogue in...
  • Trump Says Group of Black Clergy Was Likely Pressured Out of Endorsing Him by Black Lives Matter

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

    11/28/2015 3:51:34 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/28/2015 | SCOTT GREER
    Former Republican Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode endorsed Donald Trump for president earlier this month and The Daily Caller caught up with the ex-representative to find out why he feels the flamboyant billionaire is the best choice for the White House. "The primary reason is his good positions opposing illegal immigration and reducing legal immigration," Goode told TheDC. "Mr. Trump understands how important that is to stopping the constant flow of illegals across the border. He also wants to mandate e-verify which would help keeping illegals from getting U.S. jobs." While in Congress, Goode was a strong proponent of border security...
  • USAF General Chuck Yeager endorses Donald J. Trump

    11/28/2015 9:34:01 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 57 replies
    Gary Forbes ^ | 11/5/2015 | Chuck Yeager
    Donald Trump's entire life has been made up of success and winning. He's a fighter that clearly loves America and would fight for our nation. Earlier I quoted Trump saying "I love America. And when you love something, you pro- tect it passionately--fiercely, even." We never hear that from Democrats or even from most Republicans. Donald Trump is saying things that desperately need to be said but no other candidate has shown the fortitude to stand up and say them. The criticisms of Trump are amazingly missing something. They are lacking in negative stories from those who work for him...

    11/16/2015 8:44:08 AM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 11-16-2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is endorsing GOP presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), because King says Cruz "is the answer to my prayers, a candidate whom God will use to restore the Soul of America." Having served Iowans for decades, King said endorsing a presidential candidate is a "rare opportunity, therefore, cannot be squandered." "It has become a great, great privilege, as the dean of the Iowa Congressional Delegation, to get to know each of the 17 original Republican candidates for president, both professionally and personally," King stated in a press release. I count many, if not all, as...
  • Ted Cruz gets Heritage Foundation ‘endorsement’

    11/10/2015 11:37:15 AM PST · by Isara · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Steve Deace
    According to a new a report from the Heritage Foundation, Sen. Ted Cruz is just about the ideal presidential candidate.Heritage Action, the political arm of perhaps the most respected think tank in the conservative movement, which is now run by former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, had almost nothing but praise for Mr. Cruz in its first ever presidential policy scorecard.One of the report’s most stirring salutes involves Mr. Cruz’s regular campaign promise to actually do what he says, instead of getting distracted by the many trappings and sellouts of Washington, D.C.Put another way, he won’t lie to you and...
  • Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Named Texas Chairman of Cruz for President

    10/26/2015 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies ^ | 10/26/15
    Cruz Adds Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton, Six Former Perry Supporters and Texas Business Leaders to Texas Leadership TeamHOUSTON, Texas – Today at his national campaign headquarters in Houston, presidential candidate Ted Cruz named Lt. Governor Dan Patrick his Texas Chairman for the Cruz for President campaign. Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton, a statewide elected official, will join Railroad Commissioner David Porter as Texas Co-Chair of the Cruz for President campaign. In addition, six major financial supporters of former Gov. Rick Perry’s joined Cruz’s National Finance Team.With today’s announcement, the Cruz for President campaign has secured a significant number of...
  • Cruz Announces 57 Additions to Tennessee Leadership Team, Totaling 84 Conservative Leaders

    10/22/2015 8:45:35 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies ^ | 10/22/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the expansion of his Tennessee Leadership Team, with new endorsements from nine state legislators and 48 pastors, grassroots leaders, and elected officials. These new additions join 27 leaders previously announced, bringing the campaign’s state leadership team to a total of 84 members.“Our Tennessee team continues to grow and demonstrate the commitment to fighting for conservative principles,” said Cruz. “I’m encouraged by the new members of the team who have passionately defended liberty and will help us compete and win the state of Tennessee.”New endorsements include former House Speaker Pro-Tempore Judd Matheny,...
  • Conservative Leaders Endorse Cruz

    10/16/2015 3:26:06 PM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies ^ | 10/16/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Citing his strong commitment to conservative principles and respect for the Constitution, three prominent conservative movement leaders have endorsed Ted Cruz for President. Sandy Rios, Lori Roman, and Susan Carleson have long careers working to further policies based on conservative principles in areas such as education, religious liberty, welfare, the protection of life, and Social Security.“I am thrilled to have the support of three of the conservative movement’s strongest voices for families, religious liberty and the unborn,” said Sen. Cruz. “We are running an aggressive grassroots campaign and their help engaging and motivating conservative voters gives our...
  • 41 Texas Lawmakers Endorse Cruz for President

    09/30/2015 7:37:27 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies ^ | 09/30/15
    Join 6 Texas Congressman in supporting Sen. Ted CruzHOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced the endorsements of 36 Texas State Representatives and five Texas State Senators. They join Texas Congressmen Randy Weber, Louie Gohmert, Michael Burgess, John Culberson, John Ratcliffe, and Brian Babin, totaling 47 Texas lawmaker endorsements for Cruz.“I am thrilled to have these legislators’ support,” said Cruz. “They stand on principle and fight at every turn for the people of Texas. With their help, we will continue to grow our campaign and attract the thousands of supporters in the Lone Star State...
  • Cruz Wins Endorsements From 41 State Lawmakers

    09/30/2015 6:51:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 30, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    In a show of home-state prowess, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has secured the endorsements of more than three dozen state lawmakers in his bid for the White House. Cruz's presidential campaign announced Wednesday that he has won the support of 36 state representatives and five state senators. The slate amounts to more than a third of all Republican members of the Texas Legislature. The list includes many favorites of conservative activists, including all but five of the 19 legislators who voted against Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, for speaker of the House this past session. Also among the endorsers are...
  • Ted Cruz to announce Texas-sized slate of supporters

    09/30/2015 5:09:57 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 11 replies ^ | September 29, 2015 | Kevin Diaz
    WASHINGTON – Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, aiming for a big moment in the Texas presidential primary next March, will announce a broad slate of Lone Star State supporters on Wednesday. Cruz's Houston-based presidential campaign plans to roll out an endorsement list of 35 state representatives and five state senators, likely the largest declared contingent of Texas lawmakers so far in the contest for the GOP nomination. They join Texas U.S. Reps. Randy Weber, Louie Gohmert, Michael Burgess, John Culberson, John Ratcliffe, and Brian Babin in endorsing Cruz. A Cruz campaign aide noted that they now have won over a...
  • Why does Maria Sharapova earn $10 million more in endorsements than Serena Williams?

    09/01/2015 2:43:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 133 replies
    USA Today | September 1, 2015 | Chris Chase
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  • Attorney General Bill Schuette among Michiganders who support presidential candidate Jeb Bush

    08/19/2015 12:00:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WDIV-TV ^ | August 19, 2015 | Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor
    DETROIT - Attorney General Bill Schuette is among the Michiganders who are endorsing Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush. In a statement Wednesday, Bush listed a handful of state leaders whom he said would help bring his "message of opportunity and renewal to every corner of the state." "I am happy to have the support of so many of Michigan’s great leaders and look forward to growing the team. Michigan is a key state and I will work hard to earn the support of every voter," Bush said. Bush is scheduled to visit Michigan for the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference on...
  • Ralph Hudgens and Jody Hice to Head Up Ted Cruz Georgia Campaign

    08/06/2015 6:36:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Peach Pundit ^ | August 6, 2015 | Jon Richards
    The Ted Cruz presidential campaign today announced its Georgia leadership team, as the candidate prepares to speak at the Red State Gathering in Atlanta, and to visit Savannah, Newnan and Midland over the weekend. The Peach State campaign will be headed by Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and 10th District Congressman Jody Hice. From the press release: “Sen. Cruz is the kind of principled conservative we need to stop the Washington Cartel of establishment politicians and special interests who govern to enrich themselves before the American people,” said Georgia Chairman Ralph Hudgens. “I am proud to serve as his Georgia...
  • Endorsements for the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016

    08/05/2015 6:10:49 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 1 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 8/5/15 | Wikipedia
    This is a list of political endorsements for declared candidates for the Republican primaries for the 2016 United States presidential election. Unless otherwise stated, all individuals/groups listed below as giving endorsements, are members of (or supporters of) the Republican Party. The value of political endorsements varies, depending on whom they are from, when the are given, and other factors. Especially crucial[1] are endorsements from politicians who live in the chronologically-earlier states during the 2016 caucuses and primaries. Particularly valuable[2] are endorsements from governors, federal senators, and federal representatives. Endorsements given by a person (or group) which is based in the...
  • Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’: My vote is going to Marco Rubio

    07/14/2015 6:34:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 13, 2015 | Rick Harrison
    Now that there are more than a dozen hats in the ring on the Republican side of the election and several lining up on the other side, I have chosen my favorite: Marco Rubio. I learned a long time ago that you don’t need to agree with a candidate 100 percent of the time, but if you find one you agree with most of the time who speaks well, has knowledge and is for business, genuine and electable, you may have found just the person you’d like to see run the USA and take us to a better place. That...
  • Brian Babin becomes fifth Texas congressman to endorse Ted Cruz

    07/03/2015 12:02:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz now has five fellow Texan members of Congress publicly backing his 2016 presidential run. Cruz’s campaign announced Thursday morning the endorsement of Rep. Brian Babin, R-Woodville. “Ted has shown the conservative leadership and fortitude we so desperately need in our nation’s highest office,” said Babin in a statement released by the Cruz campaign. ”Now is a time for truth,” echoing the title of the senator’s new book, “and he will speak honestly to the American people.” Like Cruz, Babin has been critical of Republican leadership and President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Babin voted “present” in...
  • 4 Texas Congressmen Say They're Backing Cruz's 2016 Bid

    05/21/2015 10:04:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 20, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign will announce the endorsements of four members of the Texas congressional delegation. Republican U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess of Lewisville, John Culberson of Houston, Louie Gohmert of Tyler and John Ratcliffe of Heath are all backing the state's junior senator on Thursday, according to a Cruz campaign news release obtained by The Texas Tribune. Gohmert had a specifically pointed statement in the batch of endorsements. "With a Ted Cruz Presidency, America will finally be respected around the world again as other nations will see a courageous and intellectual leader, NEVER wavering on principle, who stands...
  • Ja Rule just endorsed Hillary Clinton

    05/08/2015 6:50:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Ja Rule will always be there when Hillary Clinton calls and he will always be on time. The rapper and former federal prison inmate appeared on Fox Business on Thursday to discuss Magnises, a credit card company he's working with. While there, Ja Rule was asked who he's backing in the 2016 presidential election.
  • By Not Endorsing Hillary, De Blasio 'Maybe Playing More Dangerous Game Than He Realizes'

    04/22/2015 3:04:06 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Serious question: what did Mark Halperin mean when he said that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio "may be playing a more dangerous game than he realizes" by refusing so far to endorse Hillary? On today's With All Due Respect, Halperin prefaced his ominous observation by saying that there is "furor in Hillary Clinton's camp" over the matter. De Blasio's omission certainly is striking, considering that he was Hillary's campaign manager when she ran for Senate from New York. View the video here.
  • R. Lee Ermey says he’s gonna vote for TED CRUZ

    04/16/2015 2:03:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 16, 2015
    This is just a short clip I found of R. Lee Ermey at the NRA convention (I believe) saying that he’s gonna vote for Ted Cruz: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If Ted Cruz is good enough for Gunny, then you know he’s right for America.
  • Equality California Becomes First LGBT Organization to Endorse Hillary Clinton for President in 2016

    03/16/2015 5:06:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Towleroad ^ | March 16, 2015 | Kyler Geoffroy
    Equality California has taken a preemptive step in the 2016 race for the White House and become the first LGBT organization to endorse Hillary Clinton for president, the group confirmed in a statement today: "We want Hillary Clinton to run and are ready to mobilize our 800,000 members to help her win," said Equality California's Executive Director Rick Zbur. "We're enthusiastic about her candidacy because she has the best record of accomplishment on LGBT issues of any potential candidate. Equality California is ready for Hillary!" As Secretary of State, Clinton championed the rights of LGBT people around the world, making...
  • The Many Memes of Sarah Palin

    01/05/2015 1:43:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 5, 2015 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    Defining a politician’s personality, whether positively to build them up, or negatively to tear them down, is a basic rule of politics. Themes can define an image e.g. "Roosevelt's categorization of Al Smith as "The Happy Warrior" or Democrat folklore depicting William Jennings Bryan as "the Great Commoner" are two classic positive examples. On the negative side, Mitt Romney never recovered from being defined as "Mr. 1 percent", nor did John Kerry from being "Mr. Flip Flop." Once a politician is defined (fairly or unfairly doesn't enter into the picture) as say, Rick Perry was as a forgetful ditherer, it...
  • American Thinker proves why Sarah Palin is the most powerful female politician

    12/27/2014 8:11:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | December 27, 2014 | Mark Whittington
    The end of 2014 marks, as the ends of all years do, the creation of “best of” and “worst of” awards. It was in that spirit that the American Thinking awarded former Alaska governor, former vice presidential candidate, and most powerful female politician on the planet, the “American Achiever of 2014” award in a piece on Saturday. As she contemplates her political future, such as a possible run for the presidency, Palin can indeed look back on 2014 as a year in which much was achieved. When one describes Palin as the most powerful female politician on the planet, one...
  • American Achiever of 2014: Sarah Palin

    12/27/2014 9:44:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 27, 2014 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    It would be the height of churlishness for even the most inveterate leftist to deny the import of someone who made Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list, and then the Smithsonian Institution's "100 Most Significant Americans Of All Time" list. Both affirmations were earned by former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. To then accept Governor Palin as "American Achiever of the Year 2014" would be for most, if not all on the left (and to be fair, many in the GOP) no doubt a bridge too far. However, such partisanship should not stand in the way of...
  • Sarah Palin backs Barry Loudermilk, Bob Johnson in House runoffs (Georgia)

    07/15/2014 12:15:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Sarah Palin visits South Fulton in April to campaign for Karen Handel. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin weighed in via Facebook this morning with a couple of Georgia GOP U.S. House runoff endorsements: former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk of Cassville in the 11th and surgeon Bob Johnson of Savannah in the 1st. It’s another tea party stamp of approval for Loudermilk and Johnson, who have the backing of national groups as well. When Palin backed Karen Handel in the U.S. Senate primary, the Handel campaign reported a surge of donations. Here’s Palin’s full post: Just back from a beautiful weekend...
  • Floyd Mayweather Heads 2014 List Of The World's Highest-Paid Athletes

    07/13/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 11, 2014 | Kurt Badenhausen
    Floyd Mayweather has been cashing multi-million checks for his fights for more than a decade. He banked at least $25 million for each of his past nine bouts going back to 2007 when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya in the most watched fight in the history of boxing pay-per-view events. Mayweather has earned almost $400 million in the ring since he turned pro in 1996 after the Olympics, but he has never had a year like this past one. Mayweather earned $105 million during the past 12 months for 72 minutes of work in the ring for fights against...
  • Sarah Palin to make by-invitation Southwest Florida campaign stop

    04/01/2014 5:43:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Naples Daily News ^ | April 1, 2014 | Staff
    NAPLES — Sarah Palin is heading back to Southwest Florida. Palin, the former governor of Alaska and the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for District 19 congressional candidate Lizbeth Benacquisto on Thursday. The invitation-only event is being called a backyard barbecue. Donors can pay $500 per person to attend, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by the Daily News. Erin Isaac, a spokeswoman for Benacquisto, confirmed Palin would be in town for a fundraiser. “We anticipate a tremendous turnout for Gov. Palin and Lizbeth Benacquisto,” she said. Benacquisto, a state senator and...
  • Stop the Magnet Endorses TX. State & Fed Races

    02/18/2014 5:48:06 AM PST · by magna carta · 12 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | Feb.16,2014 | Liz Theiss
    Stop the Magnet commends the candidates for responding to our survey on immigration enforcement strategies. We did not endorse all races but carefully considered those who stepped up to the plate on this difficult issue. In some cases, there were multiple respondents in a given race that we felt would honor the enforcement viewpoint but decided to let the voters make the call. Please use the search tool on our site to see if your preferred candidate responded or not. If they did not, contact their campaign office and encourage them to get their point of view on the record....
  • With Senate at Stake, Two Ex-GOP Senators Endorse Democrats

    01/29/2014 5:48:03 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 28, 2014 | John Fund
    With control of the U.S. Senate up for grabs this November, a single seat may determine who has the majority. That’s why Republicans should find it disconcerting that two of their establishment lions have broken ranks and are backing Democratic candidates in competitive races. The latest apostate is former senator John Warner of Virginia, who announced this week he is backing incumbent Democratic senator Mark Warner for reelection. He is thus giving the back of his hand to former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie, a former George W. Bush adviser, who has a decent shot at winning and is no wild-eyed...
  • Kids may be highly influenced by athletes’ endorsement of unhealthy foods

    10/07/2013 11:56:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 7, 2013, 12:24 PM | Michelle Castillo
    It’s hard to watch any sporting event without seeing a commercial featuring a star athlete such as Peyton Manning or LeBron James. Now, a study published on Oct. 7 in Pediatrics shows that a lot of the foods they are promoting are unhealthy, concerning pediatricians because adolescents are among their primary viewers. “Professional athletes wouldn’t endorse tobacco today because it would be a liability for them,” lead study author Marie Bragg, a doctoral candidate in psychology at Yale University, told the Globe and Mail. “We’re hoping one day that the same would be true for unhealthy foods.” …
  • MAY 15, 2013 Sarah Palin Supports Jason Smith (MO 8th District special election)

    05/15/2013 3:10:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet ^ | May 15, 2013 | Luke Turnbough
    Less than a month remains before the June 4th special election for Congressman in Missouri's 8th Congressional District. Both major candidates continue to get endorsements from within their own party. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has endorsed the Republican contender Jason Smith while the Democratic contender has received an endorsement from Governor Jay Nixon. Others running for the open seat, that was vacated when Jo Ann Emerson resigned, include Constitution Party candidate Doug Enyart, Libertarian Bill Slantz and two write-in candidates Thomas Brown and Doctor Robert George.
  • Our View: President of the United States: Mitt Romney (Peoria, Illinois newspaper!)

    11/04/2012 3:56:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Peoria Journal Star ^ | November 4, 2012 | The Editors
    Four years ago, one of the two major party candidates then pursuing the White House - Barack Obama or John McCain - was about to inherit the most challenging situation any president had faced in 70 years: an America on the verge of economic collapse, at war on two fronts. At the time, this page noted that there was "no limited government candidate for this era of undisciplined and damaging spending excess." That turned the decision to other factors, and ultimately made it easier to endorse Obama, who would become the nation's 44th president. To some degree every election is...