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  • 16 Dead in Texas After Hot Air Balloon Hits Power Line, Catches Fire

    07/30/2016 11:53:28 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Jul 30, 2016 | MORGAN WINSOR
    Sixteen people died this morning when a large hot air balloon struck a high-voltage power line, caught fire and crashed in a pasture near Lockhart, Texas, according to Texas authorities and the Federal Aviation Administration said.
  • Coup? Reince Priebus reportedly calling state delegations, asking how many want to dump Trump

    06/18/2016 9:23:27 AM PDT · by The people have spoken · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Allahpundit
    Man, between this and the fact that an anti-Trumper was just put in charge of the Rules Committee, if you thought the relationship between Team Trump and the RNC was strained before, you aint seen nothing yet. Theres no claim here, please note, that Priebus is encouraging the dump-Trumpers. If he thinks a coup against Trump would shatter the party and sink any replacement nominee, he might actually be trying to head off the effort.
  • Video: Yes, Ted Cruz just put out what looks like a presidential campaign ad

    03/28/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, you can thank Ben Howe for producing this. Is it a presidential campaign teaser? The last line, borrowing Obama’s campaign slogan from 2008, seems freighted with extra significance. I’d never seen something like this from Cruz before either. At first blush, I thought maybe it was his way of stealing a little thunder from Rand Paul’s overt presidential maneuvering lately. Here’s Cruz reminding conservatives that Rand won’t be the only game in town next year.But after looking through his campaign YouTube account, I realize I’m wrong. Cruz has released at least two ads similar to this one...
  • Rush: The leftist attack on Trump fans in San Jose is anti-American and itll backfire

    06/03/2016 4:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Rushbo, right on both counts. It wasnt so much an anti-Trump riot, Limbaugh notes, as an anti-Trump-supporter riot since they are really violently protesting American citizens exercising their constitutional right to express their political opinion. Indeed. Anti-American, straight up. And the more violence there is aimed at Trump and his fans, especially by people waving Mexican flags, the more swing voters will conclude that an authoritarian whose centerpiece proposal involves a border wall might be just what the doctor ordered after all. Hes also right that some well-known lefties were quick to denounce the riot last...
  • Its time to just say it. Im getting about sick of Mitt Romney.

    05/28/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Yikes. Im probably as surprised as anyone else to hear myself saying it, but the producers might want to start cranking up the music and offer a subtle hint to Mitt Romney that its time to get off the stage. Were busy getting ready for the convention in Cleveland and the pieces are pretty much set up on the board, yet it seems that the winner of the 2012 GOP primary cant bring himself to step back and let somebody else get on message. This pattern of behavior was on display yet again this week when Mitt let everyone know...
  • Trump: Ill reduce the national debt by getting creditors to accept less

    05/06/2016 1:00:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    <p>Reminds me of something Mike Murphy said about Trump in the aftermath of Jeb’s collapse. The logic in favor of nominating another Bush was always, er, complicated, but the logic against nominating a loose cannon is straightforward.</p> <p>I’ll bet even Murphy didn’t think Trump would advertise the possibility that America’s creditors might not receive payment in full in a Trump administration. Choose your own preferred term for what he’s recommending here — renegotiation, bankruptcy, default.</p>
  • Should Cruz pick his VP this week? (Get Blown Out Tomorrow; ICarly Fiorina For VP)

    04/25/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 120 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2:01 pm on April 25, 2016 | Allahpundit
    The idea was floated over the weekend by Jon Karl on ABC, as youll see below, and started some conservative tweeters chattering. I think theres more upside to it than downside, but there are downsides. Cruz needs media oxygen in the next week, a way to have the story not just be Trump's NE sweep. Not a lot of ways to get that. Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) April 25, 2016 Picking a running mate now could limit his dealmaking options at the convention. But first you gotta get to the convention. Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) April 25, 2016 Cruz is going to...
  • Trump revisits North Carolina bathroom law for transgenders: Let the states decide

    04/22/2016 1:10:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/22/2016 | AllahPundit
    Since the debate over what he said yesterday is still raging, it’s only fair that you get to hear his latest comment about it. Skip to 8:35 of the clip below from last night’s interview on Trump TV.His response to Hannity’s question about North Carolina is a dodge but it’s a dodge with a conservative pedigree. If you’re a Republican who’s been put on the spot about a hot-button social issue, you can’t go wrong saying, “Leave it to the states.” Even righties who disagree with you on the merits will tip their caps at your nod to federalism....
  • Hmmm: Trump under 50% in poll of New York for first time this month

    04/15/2016 10:42:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 15, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via Red State, not a huge deal but worth flagging in case theres another poll this weekend showing his numbers dipping a bit in New York on the eve of the primary. That would suggest a trend, and that would be a big deal given whats at stake. To be clear: Trumps going to romp in NY on Tuesday night, winning by 25 points or better, and will pick up something like 75 delegates even in a worst-case scenario. But since his path to 1,237 is so difficult, it matters a lot whether he ends up with 75 in New...
  • Pat Buchanan: Lets face it, a Trump/Cruz ticket would set the country on fire

    04/08/2016 7:17:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2016 | AllahPundit
    Via Breitbart, the key bit below starts at 6:30. When he says “set the country on fire,” does he mean people literally setting things on fire in rage over how much they hate a Trump/Cruz ticket? Because I can sort of see that. Trump’s numbers are flaming garbage, as you know, but check out Cruz’s numbers from the same poll:What should we call that? Smoldering garbage? I’m a Cruz backer but I’m also under no illusion about how popular he is and isn’t among the general electorate. (Although the AP data here is from a poll of adults, not...
  • AP Poll: Negative view of Trump now nears 70 percent

    04/07/2016 7:03:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2016 | John Sexton
    An Associated Press-GfK Poll released Thursday finds Donald Trump’s “unfavorable” numbers are nearing 70 percent. The AP reports: Seven in 10 people, including close to half of Republican voters, have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. It’s an opinion shared by majorities of men and women; young and old; conservatives, moderates and liberals; and whites, Hispanics and blacks — a devastatingly broad indictment of the billionaire businessman.Even in the South, a region where Trump has won GOP primaries decisively, close to 70 percent view him unfavorably. And among whites without a college education,...
  • Survey USA poll in CA: Trump up by eight over Cruz

    04/06/2016 12:32:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 5, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    In order to get to 1,237 delegates before the convention, Donald Trump needs to sweep both New York and California primaries. That may not be much of a problem in New York, as Trump dominates the field in the RCP average by 32 points, and gets the majority he needs for a winner-take-all haul of the statewide delegates in all four recent polls. With that kind of lead, its difficult to imagine Trump losing any of the delegates from Congressional districts in New York, so he should get all 95 delegates. California, however, looks like a much different story. It...
  • Corey Lewandowski being sidelined in Trumps inner circle?

    04/02/2016 7:28:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 2, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    After several high profile incidents involving Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, the candidate continued to stand by his man, insisting that he was in the right and wasnt going anywhere. And true to his word, Lewandowski was not fired, remaining by his side at events and on the campaign plane. But in the days which followed, according to some sources, Corey may be on the scene but his role is slowly diminishing as others take over key duties. (Politico) In public, Donald Trump is standing behind embattled campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as he faces battery charges for grabbing a reporter....
  • With abortion answer, Trump showed that he never studied for his Conservatism 101 finals

    03/31/2016 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 214 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    By this time, everyone with a television, a smart phone or a computer has already seen the MSNBC town hall exchange between Chris Matthews and Donald Trump where the abortion question came up. (Even if you lack all three of those modern devices, you may have caught wind of it via the screams of horror emanating from the windows of your neighbors, both Democrat and Republican.) But on the odd chance that you were in a coma for the past sixteen hours and happened to turn to Hot Air before doing anything else this morning, here’s the short but brutal...
  • Glenn Beck: Ill drop Ted Cruz like a hot potato if these affair allegations are true

    03/28/2016 1:39:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via RCP. My headlines misleading, as Ill explain in a sec, but it does capture the newsiest soundbite from this clip. Standard operating procedure when a politicians caught in a sex scandal is for his close allies to rally around him. It was a regrettable lapse, he has much to atone for, but we all make mistakes and in the end its a private matter you know how the script goes. Becks having none of that. If Cruz is guilty of what the National Enquirers accused him of, he says, Im done. I heard that sentiment repeatedly from Cruz...
  • Its on, Wisconsin: Cruz, Trump in virtual tie

    03/24/2016 7:57:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Until late yesterday, polling in Wisconsin’s primaries showed Donald Trump in a tight battle with … Marco Rubio. It had been over a month since anyone polled the next big battleground in the Republican primary until Emerson College filled the gap late yesterday. Instead of Trump having a ten-point lead over Rubio, though, the survey found that Ted Cruz had edged out in front 36/35 over Trump, and putting himself in position to take most of the state’s 42 delegates on April 5th: As establishment Republicans look for ways to slow Donald Trump’s relentless march toward the party’s presidential...
  • Ted Cruz: Let's Face it, Neocons Like Marco Rubio Share Some of the Blame for Benghazi

    12/01/2015 3:16:41 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/1/2015 | Allahpundit
     Rubio wanted a fight with Cruz over national security. Well, he's got one. Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast. "Senator Rubio emphatically supported Hillary Clinton in toppling [Muammar] Qaddafi in Libya. I think that made no sense," Cruz told Bloomberg Politics in a wide-ranging and exclusive interview during a campaign swing through Iowa. He argued that the 2011 bombings that toppled the Libyan leader didn’t help the fight against terrorists. "Qaddafi was a bad man, he had a horrible human rights record. And yet, he had become a significant ally in fighting...
  • Report: Tom Coburn tells allies hes open to leading a conservative third-party challenge to Trump

    03/21/2016 9:08:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2016 | AllahPundit
    The best line from any Trump stump speech this year is “Everyone wants Washington to change, and that means changing everyone in Washington.” No, wait — I’m mixed up. Trump didn’t say that. It was Tom Coburn, announcing his retirement from the Senate, who did. Coburn was raging against a corrupt establishment in D.C. back when Trump was still firing people on “The Apprentice.” Such was his despair at what he encountered in the capital that he spent the last few years calling for a convention of the states to fix Washington. He’s a perfect choice in many ways for...
  • Video: John Kasich -- sure, Id consider nominating that Merrick Garland guy myself

    03/20/2016 10:23:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/20/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    A confirmation hearing for Merrick Garland is still far from a sure thing (Mark Kirk’s comments aside) and there still may not be a vote regarding his nomination to the Supreme Court until after the next election. But he may have one friend in an unexpected place no matter how the presidential race shakes out… John Kasich. Apparently unaware of Garland’s record of open hostility to the Second Amendment, the Ohio Governor went on Face the Nation this week and not only criticized his party’s stall tactics regarding the next SCOTUS justice, but admitted that Garland had such overwhelming...
  • RNC spokesman: The party will rally around Trump if hes the nominee 100 percent

    03/18/2016 9:29:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2016 | AllahPundit
    Yeah, as much as we’re all enjoying these fantasy scenarios in which the RNC wrests the nomination from Trump through some procedural chicanery and banishes him to the island of third-party losers, I think in the end they’ll convince themselves that they can ride the tiger. Crown Trump as the duly elected nominee once he has a majority of delegates, be good soldiers for him in the general election, and if he loses as badly as the smart set thinks he will, cross your fingers and hope that some of your new nationalist voters will stick around for the...