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  • Special Report: Russian elite invested nearly $100M in Trump buildings, records show [Fake News]

    03/18/2017 9:48:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Fake Yahoo/al-Reuters ^ | 3/18/17 | 5 FakeJournalists: Nathan Layne, Ned Parker, Svetlana Reiter, Stephen Grey and Ryan McNeill
    During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. And since taking office as president, he has been even more emphatic. I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia, President Trump said at a news conference last month. I have no loans in Russia. I dont have any deals in Russia." But in the United States, members of the Russian elite have invested in Trump buildings.
  • Trump familys elaborate lifestyle is a logistical nightmare at taxpayer expense

    02/17/2017 3:22:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 16,2017 | Drew Harwell, Amy Brittain, and Jonathan O'Connell
    On Friday, President Trump and his entourage will jet for the third straight weekend to a working getaway at his oceanfront Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. On Saturday, Trumps sons Eric and Don Jr., with their Secret Service details in tow, will be nearly 8,000 miles away in the United Arab Emirates, attending the grand opening of a Trump-brand golf resort in the Beverly Hills of Dubai.
  • CNN and BuzzFeed Run "Fake News" in Attempt to Damage Trump

    01/14/2017 7:57:55 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 January 2017 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    Donald Trump once enjoyed a fairly friendly relationship with the mainstream media. Then he ran for president. As a Republican. On an "America First" platform. The relationship soured quickly. As bad as Candidate Trumps relationship with media was, President-elect Trumps relationship with media is worse. It appears that some media organizations are willing to risk everything in an effort to bring him down.While organizations such as the New York Times and the Washington Post maintained at least a semblance of credibility by staying away from the story about the less-than-credible "dossier" on Trump, others CNN and BuzzFeed in particular...
  • Inside the collapse of Trumps D.C. policy shop

    09/09/2016 7:17:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2016 | Josh Rogin
    The Trump campaign built a large policy shop in Washington that has now largely melted away because of neglect, mismanagement and promises of pay that were never honored. Many of the teams former members say the campaign leadership never took the Washington office seriously and let it wither away after squeezing it dry. Donald Trump often brags about having experts and senior former officials advising him. Wednesday night in a forum on national security, he said, We have admirals, we have generals, we have colonels. We have a lot of people that I respect. Its true that Trump is getting...
  • Paul Ryans Russia position is closer to Clintons than Trumps (also, every other issue)

    09/08/2016 4:40:34 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 9/8/16 | Amber Phillips
    Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) haven't agreed on much during this presidential campaign. In fact, Ryan has disagreed with the Republican nominee about once a week since he reluctantly endorsed Trump in June. But perhaps nowhere do the two men diverge more clearly than on Russia. Trump thinks having a relationship with Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, could be a "wonderful thing." In a military-focused forum hosted by NBC on Wednesday, Trump even defended Putin from reports that his country is trying to influence or disrupt the U.S. election.
  • Donald Trump used money donated for charity to buy himself a Tim Tebow-signed football helmet

    07/01/2016 11:33:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 88 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Did Donald Trump violate IRS rules, by using a charity's money to buy himself a signed football helmet? Four years ago, at a charity fundraiser in Palm Beach, Donald Trump got into a bidding war at the evening's live auction. The items up for sale: A Denver Broncos helmet, autographed by then-star quarterback Tim Tebow, and a Tebow jersey. Trump won, eventually, with a bid of $12,000. Afterward, he posed with the helmet. His purchase made gossip-column news: a flourish of generosity, by a mogul with money to burn. "The Donald giveth, and The Donald payeth," wrote the Palm Beach...
  • Bernie Loses His Halo

    05/23/2016 6:50:48 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | May 23, 2016 | Bill Scher
    s the left turning on its darling, Bernie Sanders? On Friday, Netroots titan Markos Moulitsas, namesake of the liberal Daily Kos, dropped a rhetorical bomb on the Bern, blaming the candidate for doing too little to denounce death threats received by the Nevada Democratic Party after Sanders state convention delegates complained they had received unfair treatment. The problem isn't Bernie Sanders' supporters, Moulitsas wrote. It's Bernie Sanders himself [He] refuses to forcefully and unambiguously reject that violence, instead rationalizing and explaining it away with a mix of grievances and outright conspiracy theory. Actually, Sanders hasnt lost much support among...
  • Ted Cruzs Coup Against Right-Wing Matriarch Phyllis Schlafly

    04/17/2016 6:08:24 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 108 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/17/2016 | BETSY WOODRUFF
    When Phyllis Schlafly endorsed Donald Trump, the wheels started to come off her right-wing empire and allies blame the trouble on Ted Cruz. One of the right-wings most prominent empires is reeling and its president says its Ted Cruzs fault. Eagle Forum, a conglomerate of conservative groups which anti-feminist icon Phyllis Schlafly started in 1972, has been rocked by inner turmoil over the last week that has pit family members against each other. And the groups head, Ed Martin, says Cruzs campaign is using its much-discussed dirty tricks to sow conflict in the organization as revenge for Schlaflys endorsement...
  • Trump's Anti-GOP Complaints Are Big News, While Threats to Anti-Trump GOPers Are Ignored

    04/15/2016 12:37:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 15, 2016 | Rich Noyes
    Here’s what is most unusual about this week in news coverage of the GOP nomination drama: what’s not the top story of the week. On April 13, ABC’s World News Tonight correspondent Tom Llamas devoted most of that night’s report to chilling death threats against the Colorado state Republican party chairman, angered at how Donald Trump failed to win any delegates at the weekend party convention. Besides that one report, and two minor mentions (one on ABC’s Good Morning America and on Thursday’s CBS Evening News, that’s all the broadcast news attention given to reports of actual death threats in...
  • GOP Establishment Money Funding Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Erick Erickson To Attack Trump

    04/08/2016 12:46:22 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 125 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2016 | Roger Stone
    The next time you hear Mark Levin on the radio, or watch Glenn Beck on TV, or read Erick Erickson, RedState.com on the Internet, you might just ask yourself who is paying for the message? And why is it so stridently anti-Trump? Dont fool yourself. Theyre doing it for the money. ... Follow the Money The Conservative Tree House blog exposed the financial nexus supporting prominent conservative pundits to promote in their media outlets Ted Cruz as the last, best hope to block Trump in Wisconsin, a state considered by the Washington-based GOP establishment as perhaps the last establishment firewall...
  • Trump and the Rise of the Undocumented Republicans (Misleading title)

    02/27/2016 5:06:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 25, 2016 | John O'Sullivan
    An exchange on the BBC after the Nevada caucuses had given Donald Trump 46 percent of the vote said it all. A perfectly pleasant BBC interviewer asked a political consultant (as best I recall): "But how are the Republicans going to deal with Donald Trump?" "Well, at present they're voting for him," he said. Good heavens, so they are. Not fellows wearing three-piece suits in Washington, the consultant added, but people who think of themselves as Republicans or as conservatives in towns and cities across America. Now, that might not continue. It's always an error to suppose that the future...
  • Sarah Palin’s Mustache

    02/26/2016 12:38:40 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 33 replies
    ny times ^ | 2-26-2016 | Julia Baird
    Two months later, we ran a cover story on Ms. Palin with the tag line "She's One of the Folks." The editor in charge of covers, Bruce Ramsay, said he wanted a more intimate portrait, so we used a closely cropped version of the earlier image. A female staffer noticed that the crop revealed some untended lip and eyebrow hair, but Mr. Ramsay decided to go ahead with the image unaltered, for several reasons. The magazine had a policy of not retouching photos, and Mr. Ramsay wanted the strong eye contact in the image; in any case, the facial hair...
  • Trump Won't Choose Sides Between Israel and Palestine

    02/18/2016 9:02:37 AM PST · by lormand · 165 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/18/16 | CRWire
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump refused to pick sides in the conflict between Israel and Palestine in last night’s town hall on MSNBC. “I don’t want to get into it,” he told moderators Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. “If I win, I don’t want to be in a position where I’m saying to you [my choice] and the other side now says, ‘We don’t want Trump involved…let me be sort of a neutral guy,” said the billionaire businessman. Trump described the Middle Eastern struggle as the “toughest deal in the world right now to make.” “A lot of people say an...
  • The comb-over creep who hates women[DT] and I should know: British newsreader Selina Scott reveals..

    01/31/2016 12:47:03 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 240 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 31 January 2016 | Selina Scott
    Even by the extraordinary standards of Donald Trump, it was a creepy chat-up line. We were at 30,000ft on Trump’s private jet flying to Florida, when he showed me his white leather double bed. ‘I like beautiful things,’ he purred seductively. ‘That’s why I like you so much.’ This was just one of many revealing and excruciating moments during the two weeks I spent with Trump in 1995 while making a 60-minute profile of him for ITV – a fortnight which started with a charm offensive, but ended in bitterness, recrimination and intimidating letters that only stopped when I threatened...
  • Trump Says Illegal Workers Make His American Resorts Great

    01/11/2016 10:26:48 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 87 replies
    News Machete ^ | 1/11/2016 | Ed Straker
    Donald Trump is fond of saying that he was the first to talk about a border wall or fence, but back in 2013 when Ted Cruz was pushing an amendment to create it, Donald Trump was actually meeting with a bunch of illegal alien activists to boast about the many illegal aliens who work at his resorts. ...at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in a pair of men - one to talk about the awards and a Democratic strategist who works with nonprofits - and three young DREAMer activists. The DREAMers...
  • Trump’s Attacks Aren’t Fooling Ted Cruz’s Supporters

    01/07/2016 9:32:46 PM PST · by VinL · 109 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1/8/16 | Rosie Gray
    Ted Cruz is doing his best to avoid Donald Trump's birtherstyle attacks, but it's not easy when you're on a bus tour with a pack of reporters questioning you about it every chance they get. And when another rival candidate echoes the questions about whether Cruz is really eligible to be president, given his Canadian birth. And when a nemesis of yours in the Senate lends credence to the question, too. So far, Cruz has dismissed the growing miasma the same way he has done in the past. (Trump has also raised questions about Cruz's evangelical Christianity and claimed Cruz.)...
  • Iowa Voters on Cruz: He's Conservative Enough, But Is He Electable?

    11/28/2015 6:24:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 28 2015 | Vaughn Hillyard
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ted Cruz is rising in the polls. He has one of the stronger Republican organizations in the GOP presidential race. And he certainly has a path to win the Iowa caucuses, especially after a recent Quinnipiac poll found Cruz in a dead heat with Donald Trump here in the Hawkeye State. But some Iowa Republicans - even those open to his message - wonder if Cruz is too conservative and controversial to win the general election as the Republican Party's presidential nominee. Bob Wilson, 64, of Johnston, Iowa, who likes Cruz but is undecided on a...
  • Ted Cruz The Reality of The Situation

    10/13/2015 2:25:15 PM PDT · by 100American · 38 replies
    Polarizing is a descriptive term used by a pontificating media to disparage various elements they find antithetical to their own worldview. Generally, when the term is used it is wrongly assigned. However, in the case of Ted Cruz its unfortunately accurate. When Jason Johnson sits down to discuss his pathway to the nomination with George Will, it says more about Jason Johnson than it does about those who read Wills opinion of the aforementioned pathway. What it essentially says is theres a need to affirm something that isnt factually supported by any measure of quantifiable empirical evidence. Ted Cruz Value...
  • Carly Fiorina: My college degree in medieval history will help me fight ISIS

    10/06/2015 11:43:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/6/15 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina may not be a liberal, but she certainly appears to be a fan of the liberal arts. The 2016 contender said Monday that her college degree in medieval history made her uniquely qualified to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups. My degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy, Fiorina said at a town hall in Windham, N.H., because what ISIS wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally.
  • No, Carly Fiorina, a degree in medieval history doesn't qualify you to fight Isis

    10/06/2015 11:39:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Guadian ^ | 10/6/15 | David M Perry
    Carly Fiorina received a BA from Stanford in medieval history and philosophy almost 40 years ago, but shes always ready to revisit her undergraduate glory days. Last Sunday, the Republican presidential candidate tried to burnish her national security credentials by claiming that her bachelors degree prepared her to fight Isis. She said: Finally my degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy, because what Isis wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally. Id like to state unequivocally that my years of training to become a professor of medieval history in no way make...