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  • Trump’s Nationalism Is Breaking Point for Some Suburban Voters, Risking G.O.P. Coalition

    11/01/2018 11:04:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 01 NOV 2018 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    HOUSTON — J. Mark Metts, a 60-year-old partner at one of this city’s prestigious law firms, had never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate until 2016. Now he and some of his neighbors in the moneyed River Oaks enclave of Houston are about to oppose a Republican once again, to register their disapproval of President Trump. “With Congress not really standing up to Trump, this election is becoming a referendum,” Mr. Metts said, explaining why he would no longer support the re-election of Representative John Culberson, an eight-term Republican. Mr. Culberson is now running roughly even with the Democratic candidate,...
  • China and Russia listen in on Trump's phone calls: NYT

    10/24/2018 3:45:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    U.S. spy agencies have determined that Russia and China are eavesdropping on President Trump's phone calls in order to gain information that they can use to influence American policy, according to a New York Times report. Although Trump's aides have repeatedly warned him that his three personal iPhones are not secure, the president refuses to give them up, the Times reported. He continues to use them to chat with friends and confidantes. China has reportedly been keeping track of the people who Trump speaks to the most, compiling them into a list of figures to target with pro-Chinese messaging. While...
  • We Are Now Going Back to the Third Grade to Criticize Trump Cabinet Members [not satire]

    10/10/2018 12:24:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    More tweets at link. White House senior political adviser Stephen Miller's third grade teacher is out with a new op-ed criticizing him for his adolescent behavior. While a student at Santa Monica's Franklin Elementary school, Miller was a loner and ate glue, his former teacher Nikki Fiske regretted. Do you remember that character in Peanuts, the one called Pig Pen, with the dust cloud and crumbs flying all around him? That was Stephen Miller at 8. I was always trying to get him to clean up his desk — he always had stuff mashed up in there. He was a...
  • NY Times, ABC News, Throw Shade on New Yorker Kavanaugh Hit Piece

    09/24/2018 7:31:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | September 24, 2018 | by Kristinn Taylor
    The New Yorker hit piece on Brett Kavanaugh published Sunday night accusing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, without corroboration, of exposing himself to a female Yale classmate at a drunken dorm party in the 1980s was met with skepticism by the New York Times and ABC News. (UPDATE: CBS News, also. At end.) Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez. The Times reported, but buried, that it had spent a week investing the accusation by Deborah Ramirez but was unable to find an eyewitness and that Ramirez had recently told several of her classmates she wasn’t sure it was Kavanaugh. Judge Kavanaugh’s...
  • Putnam portrays DeSantis as Trump’s puppet during Bradenton event

    08/28/2018 11:48:00 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 60 replies
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | Aug 21, 2018 | Zac Anderson
    BRADENTON — GOP candidate for governor Adam Putnam portrayed his primary opponent as President Donald Trump’s puppet during a campaign stop in Bradenton on Tuesday, saying Ron DeSantis doesn’t have his own plan to lead the state. “You can’t afford to have a governor who calls the White House every morning and says ‘What are we going to do today, boss?’” Putnam said during a breakfast event at Theresa’s Restaurant. “No, if you want to help our president make America great, the third-largest state has to be hitting on all cylinders.” “I know Florida best,” Putnam added. “I have a...
  • “A second Trump presidential term is a real possibility”: Balls visits the Deep South

    07/29/2018 12:55:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Radio Times ^ | July 29, 2018 | Ed Balls
    Waking up 18 months ago to discover Donald Trump had been elected US president filled me with despair. What on earth had happened to politics? How could a reality TV star with no experience of government – and multiple character flaws to boot – have been chosen by American voters to be their leader? My 13-year-old daughter was also deeply troubled. “How could America vote for a man who said these things about women?” I didn’t know what to say. She went off to school. And I went off to a dance studio to practise a Gangnam Style salsa for...
  • Report: Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Called Hillary Clinton a B*tch

    07/09/2018 10:14:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 152 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 9, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Opposition research being sent around about President Trump’s second nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, accuses him of calling Hillary Clinton a bitch 21 years ago–in a private setting among friends where he was allegedly seen to mouth the b-word but not actually say it. The fate of Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court apparently depends on whether this is seen as a resume enhancer or a nomination killer. The Washington Post’s Robert Costa tweeted several days ago about a snippet from a book by former conservative journalist turned Democratic Party activist David Brock about a gathering he attended...
  • Unpacking the Other Clinton-Linked Russia Dossier

    04/26/2018 8:23:20 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 26 Apr, 2018 | Lee Smith
    A copy of the little-publicized second dossier in the Trump-Russia affair, acquired by RealClearInvestigations, raises new questions about the origins of the Trump investigation, particularly about the role of Clinton partisans and the extent to which the two dossiers may have been coordinated or complementary operations. The second dossier -- two reports compiled by Cody Shearer, an ex-journalist and longtime Clinton operative -- echoes many of the lurid and still unsubstantiated claims made in the Steele dossier, and is receiving new scrutiny. On Sunday, Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a TV interview that his...
  • Trump 'drinks TWELVE cans of Diet Coke daily, watches up to eight hours of news..

    12/10/2017 8:46:33 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 135 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2017 | James Wilkinson
    Trump 'drinks TWELVE cans of Diet Coke daily, watches up to eight hours of news and tunes in to Morning Joe to get himself 'riled up'', insiders reveal More than 60 insiders have opened up about how Donald Trump lives his life He watches CNN for news; Fox & Friends for comfort; Morning Joe to get angry He voraciously drinks Diet Coke, imbibing far more caffeine than is healthy And he views every day as a fight against the 'liberal media' Trump last month told Air Force One reporters that he was too busy 'reading documents' to watch TV and...
  • BREAKING: Washington Post Reporter Behind Roy Moore Hit Piece Has History Of Writing Fake Checks

    11/09/2017 5:43:38 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 81 replies
    http://gotnews.com ^ | NOV 9, 2017 | gotnews
    Washington Post reporter Stephanie McCrummen, who co-wrote today’s hit piece on Judge Roy Moore, has a history of writing fake checks, according to a 2011 report reviewed by GotNews. According to left-leaning New York Magazine, McCrummen has an extensive criminal record, committing four infractions in three different states.
  • 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 don’t have any deals in Russia." But in the United States, members of the Russian elite have invested in Trump buildings.
  • Trump family’s 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, Trump’s 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 Trump’s relationship with media was, President-elect Trump’s 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 Trump’s 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 team’s 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.” It’s true that Trump is getting...
  • Paul Ryan’s Russia position is closer to Clinton’s than Trump’s (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 hasn’t lost much support among...
  • Ted Cruz’s 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-wing’s most prominent empires is reeling — and its president says it’s Ted Cruz’s 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 group’s head, Ed Martin, says Cruz’s campaign is using its much-discussed “dirty tricks” to sow conflict in the organization as revenge for Schlafly’s 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? Don’t fool yourself. They’re 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...