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  • One last time: President Obama and family head to Martha's Vineyard this summer

    05/25/2016 5:05:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Mass Live ^ | May 24, 2016 | Gintautas Dumcius
    President Obama's last year in office will indeed include a vacation trip to Martha's Vineyard. While the White House hasn't put out information confirming the visit, the Cape Cod Times reports that the Coast Guard said the president is flying to the island and staying for up to three weeks this summer.
  • Hypocritical Elizabeth Warren Turned Profit Flipping Foreclosed Houses

    05/24/2016 6:31:17 PM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 2, 2012 | John Sexton
    When she’s not looking out for the little guy being taken advantageof by predatory lenders, Elizabeth Warren is making high-interest, short-term loans to family members and flipping homes for a profit. That’sthe revelation in a story published today by the Boston Herald,which identifies nine instances when Warren made a quick profit eitherbuying and reselling homes or loaning money to family members to fliphomes in the late 90s. For instance, in 1993 Warren purchased a foreclosed home in OklahomaCity for $61,000. She resold the home 18 months later for $95,000. In several more cases, Warren provided loans so that her brother...
  • Reid Vows To 'Stop' Clinton From Picking Certain Running Mates

    05/24/2016 11:57:36 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 24, 2016
    Add Harry Reid to the list of troubles dogging Hillary Clinton as she stumbles toward the Democratic nomination for president. The powerful Senate minority leader delivered an unusual warning to Clinton on selecting a running mate, vowing to "do whatever I can" to stop her from choosing a Democratic senator from a state led by a Republican governor. “If we have a Republican governor in any of those states, the answer is not only no, but hell no and I would do whatever I can, and I think most of my Democratic colleagues here would say the same thing," Reid,...
  • It's all about California: Clinton hopes to avoid ending primary season with an epic loss

    05/24/2016 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2016 | By Abby Phillip and Anne Gearan
    There is a real chance that Hillary Clinton will have clinched a majority of delegates, and the Democratic nomination, before polls close in the California primary late in the evening of June 7. But losing one of the country's most diverse and Democratic states to Bernie Sanders would be such a damaging way to end this tumultuous primary season that Clinton is planning to spend millions there over the next two weeks. This isn't exactly what Clinton had hoped to be doing as her party's July convention in Philadelphia approaches. Clinton has deployed a massive effort to keep a once-loyal...
  • Sanders requests recanvass of Kentucky primary

    05/24/2016 11:03:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders BERNIE SANDERS Sanders requests recanvass of Kentucky primary Sanders fundraising for state-level candidates The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE ’s campaign is asking Kentucky officials to review the votes from last week's primary. Results currently show that Hillary Clinton beat Sanders by one half of a percentage point in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Tuesday afternoon that the recanvass will take place on Thursday at 9 a.m. local time.
  • Do No Harm Act' Would Forbid Religious Objection to ‘Any Healthcare’ Service

    05/24/2016 1:11:15 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 23, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    Reps. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.) introduced the Do No Harm Act Wednesday, which would amend the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to specify that religious exceptions should not apply to “protections against discrimination or the promotion of equal opportunity” and “access to, information about, referrals for, provision of, or coverage for, any health care item or service.” The legislation is intended to “clarify that no one can seek religious exemption from laws guaranteeing fundamental civil and legal rights.”
  • Engineering and physics professors weigh in on Brady appeal

    05/24/2016 12:53:03 PM PDT · by detective · 73 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 24, 2016
    Nearly two dozen engineering and physics professors weighed in Tuesday with a federal appeals court being asked to review New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for ''Deflategate.'' Papers filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said these experts believe the 2nd Circuit's ruling upholding the suspension lacks any scientific proof and the appeals judges should reconsider an April decision that reinstated Brady's suspension.
  • Kennedy immune to liberals' drug outrage

    05/24/2016 5:33:04 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 5/24 | Peter Lucas
    Lucas: Kennedy immune to liberals' drug outrage The Lowell Sun Updated: 05/24/2016 06:40:52 AM EDT U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III ought to dump his moneymaking stock in a biopharmaceutical company that charges $1,000 a pill and indirectly fuels the state's opioid crisis. It tarnishes his fine Kennedy image. Being a millionaire, he doesn't need the money. He is one of the richest men in Congress. But the 36-year-old congressman from Brookline says he can't get rid of the stock because the majority of his assets are held in shared family trusts
  • Video suggests Barbara Boxer really wasn't afraid of Sanders supporters

    05/23/2016 3:24:00 PM PDT · by ciparis · 18 replies
    A video has surfaced that is putting doubt on Senator Barbara Boxer’s claims that she feared for her safety while at the Nevada State Convention. During her contentious speech, Sanders delegates loudly booed her as she stood defiantly at the podium. Her response to Sanders delegates can only be described as arrogant. A video of that verbal assault has already circulated the internet. Not until five days after the convention did another video go viral: A video of Boxer walking casually from the podium, blowing sarcastic kisses to the Sanders delegates. As the video ends. Boxer throws up her left...
  • Gingrich: Romney’s anti-Trump efforts ‘pathetic’

    05/23/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Newt Gingrich on Monday panned Mitt Romney’s campaign against Donald Trump as a weak effort that had not hurt the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee. “It’s pathetic,” he said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "I don’t know what happened to Mitt, but it is weird; it is bizarre. Having a guy like that go berserk in public makes you wonder what his problems are." Romney has emerged as one of the biggest critics of Trump, and earier this year gave a speech that excorciated him. “Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” he said on March 3 at...
  • Hey Sanders Saps, Hillary Is Laughing At You! What Are You Gonna Do About It?

    05/23/2016 6:29:55 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/23/16 | Kurt Schlicter
    It's always see fun to see idealistic, inspired, and hopeful progressives have their dreams mercilessly crushed by the Democrat crime cartel. Did you silly millennials, union flunkies, and aging hippies really believe that you had a shot at getting your boy Bernie Sanders the nomination? Ha! P.T. Barnum had a name for you guys, and it wasn't “suckers.” Think “mute mules.” Well, you’ve had your fun, and now it's time to shrug your shoulders and fall-in behind Hillary. She beat you fair and square, by which I mean she used the party rules designed to make you dopes think you...
  • Worcester Man Allegedly Planned ‘Lone-Wolf’ Attack On President Obama

    05/23/2016 5:21:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | May 23, 2016
    BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – An inmate at a Bridgewater prison is being charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama in a “lone-wolf style” attack. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Alex Hernandez of Worcester was charged in U.S. District Court in Boston on two counts of threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States.
  • Win Or Lose, A Third Party Run Would Be Mitt Romney’s Greatest Legacy [NeverTrump]

    05/23/2016 10:08:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Mitt Romney may be the #NeverTrump movement’s last chance for a third party bid. Anti-Trump conservatives have so far been unsuccessful in recruiting a candidate to mount a third party run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Gen. James Mattis said no thanks. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he is too busy raising his children to run for president. Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said he is not interested.
  • ‘Never Gary Johnson’: He’s Not Conservative and Not Even All That Libertarian

    05/23/2016 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2016 4:00 AM | by JAMES SPILLER
    The assumption is that someone whose label is “Libertarian” has libertarian values and would promote them in office. In the case of Johnson, that notion is absurd. When Johnson took the tiller in New Mexico in 1995, the budget stood at $4.397 billion. When he left in 2003, it had grown to $7.721, an increase of 7.29 percent a year. Of the eleven governors who filed to run for president this year (two Democrats, Johnson, and eight Republicans), only one had a worse record on spending growth.... On civil liberties as with fiscal issues, Johnson’s record is less libertarian than...
  • 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...
  • The Kuhner Report, Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM, May 23-27,2016,May 23,2016

    05/23/2016 8:19:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | May 23,2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    About Jeff Kuhner Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the host of the "Kuhner Report," a daily political talk show on WRKO 680-AM from 6-9 AM and 11:00 AM-Noon (EST). His official motto is "The Last Honest Man in Washington." He is also known as "Liberalism's Worst Nightmare." Kuhner is a conservative nationalist, who champions God, country and family. His show deals with cutting-edge, hot-button political, social and foreign policy issues. Jeff is one of the most vocal and principled critics of the Obama regime. Jeff defends free-market capitalism, traditional family values and winning the war against radical Islam. In addition to...
  • China has conducted a 'war'—not trade—with steel, experts say

    05/22/2016 10:59:49 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 34 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | Friday, 20 May 2016 | 3:41 AM ET | Holly Ellyatt, Karen Tso
    Despite China signaling moves to cut its excess steel production capacity, industry chiefs say the country has declared a metals "war" that has had a "devastating" impact for the rest of the world's industry.
  • Treasury Must Not Forget That With Lending, Ignorance Isn't Bliss

    05/23/2016 4:32:18 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 4 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | May 23, 2016 | Brian Knight
    The use of technology to better assess a potential borrower's risk profile and score borrowers who previously could not be scored-or were scored inaccurately-is one of the most exciting elements of marketplace lending. That is, of course, unless you are the U.S. Treasury Department, which according to its recently released report on marketplace lending worries that technology will make loan underwriting too good. That isn't a typo; the Treasury is worried that better underwriting may be "unfair" because it can disadvantage borrowers who are currently mischaracterized as low risk by making them pay higher (that is to say, correct) rates....
  • Possible Conflict at Heart of Clinton Foundation

    05/22/2016 9:55:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | ALBERT R. HUNT
    The Clinton Foundation, which has done a number of good works over the past 15 years, would appear to present an inherent conflict of interest should Mrs. Clinton become president, and possibly does even now with her as a candidate. Mrs. Clinton has suggested that if she is elected, the foundation — which collects contributions from wealthy interests, including foreign governments — would continue basically as is. “If Bill seeks to raise large sums of money from donors who also have an interest in U.S. policy, the public will rightly question whether the grants affected United States foreign policy,” said...
  • Erekat claims Kerry will attend French peace summit

    05/16/2016 4:17:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 5/16/16 | Elad Benari
    Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to attend the preliminary foreign ministers' meeting that France is convening in advance of a French-sponsored Middle East peace conference, Haaretz reported Monday. The Palestine Liberation Organization's Saeb Erekat told the newspaper that Kerry has told Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas that he plans to attend the summit, to take place in Paris on May 30. At this stage, however, State Department officials will not confirm that Kerry will be attending the foreign ministers' meeting, and Washington has been reluctant to express support for the French initiative. For his part, Erekat told Haaretz...
  • "Hillary's America" Trailer | First Trailer HD

    05/22/2016 7:52:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/5/16 | Dinesh D'Souza
    What are the Democrats hiding? Watch the just-released trailer for "Hillary's America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party." The movie hits theaters nationwide this July.
  • Sanders wants Democrat platform to support 'Palestinian rights'

    05/22/2016 6:30:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    JTA via INN ^ | 5/22/2016, 2:55 PM
    Bernie Sanders wants to make “Palestinian rights” more of a priority in the Democratic Party platform, according to a report. The Washington Post reported on Friday that Sanders, the Vermont Independent Senator seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, wants to see changes to a platform to better reflect Palestinian aspirations for statehood. Sanders, the only Jewish candidate to ever have won major party nominating contests, has throughout the campaign defended Israel’s right to security, but also has called for an end to “settlement expansion”, and has criticized what he has said has been Israel’s “disproportionate response” to Palestinian terrorism. His grasp...
  • Michelle Fields joins The Huffington Post, to cover Trump

    05/22/2016 6:28:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 70 replies
    politico ^ | 5-22-16 | HADAS GOLD
    The Huffington Post has hired former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, the site announced on Sunday. Fields will be on the political team covering presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, an interesting position for Fields considering her history with the campaign. In March, Fields, who was then working for Breitbart, (FALSELY) accused Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of forcefully grabbing her out of the way after she tried to ask Trump a question during an event in Florida. When the campaign initially denied the event took place and called Fields "delusional", Fields filed a police report which led to battery charges against...
  • The story behind Mitt RomneyÂ’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama

    05/22/2016 11:09:07 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 46 replies
    Boston.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Michael Kranish
    It was two weeks before Election Day when Mitt Romney's political director signed a memo that all but ridiculed the notion that the Republican presidential nominee, with his better ground game could lose the key state of Ohio or the election. The race is “unmistakably moving in Mitt Romney's direction, the memo said. But the claims proved wildly off the mark, a fact embarrassingly underscored when the high-tech voter turnout system that Romney himself called “state of the art” crashed at the worst moment, on Election Day. To this day, Romney’s aides wonder how it all went so wrong...
  • Untold Damage: America’s Overlooked Gun Violence

    05/22/2016 4:36:00 PM PDT · by golux · 52 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/us/americas-overlooked-gun-violence.html?_r=0 ^ | 16.05.22 | SHARON LaFRANIERE, DANIELA PORAT and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ
    Unlike the butchery that bookended it, it merited no presidential statements, no saturation television coverage. But what took place at 6101 Prentice Street on Aug. 21 may say more about the nature of gun violence in the United States than any of those far more famous rampages. It is a snapshot of a different sort of mass violence — one that erupts with such anesthetic regularity that it is rendered almost invisible, except to the mostly black victims, survivors and attackers (...) “Clearly, if it’s black-on-black, we don’t get the same attention because most people don’t identify with that. Most...
  • Hillary Clinton Warns Against Treating Donald Trump as ‘Normal’ Candidate

    05/22/2016 3:18:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Continuing to treat a victory over Senator Bernie Sanders as a fait accompli, Hillary Clinton on Sunday questioned Donald J. Trump’s business record and assailed his ideas, warning that the coming weeks represented a critical period in which, if left unchallenged, Mr. Trump could “normalize himself” as he seeks to broaden his support.
  • 41% Of Hispanics Have Negative View Of Hillary, Say She Only ‘Desires’ White House for Herself

    05/22/2016 3:05:46 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 20 replies
    townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Hillary Clinton has a problem: she’s not where she needs to be with non-white voters. In fact, she’s polling under strength with key blocks of the Obama coalition. This has been a problem since July of 2015. Forty-one percent of Hispanics in Friday’s Fox News Latino survey said they view Clinton negatively, compared with 56 percent who view her positively. Forty-two percent said she desires the presidency for herself and not for the good of the country. The former secretary of State trails far behind President Obama when it comes to favorability among Hispanic voters. Seventy-two percent in the poll...
  • DNC chair staying neutral after Sanders backed her opponent

    05/22/2016 12:03:28 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Saturday she will remain neutral in the presidential race despite Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’s endorsement of her primary opponent.
  • Bernie Comes Face to Face with the Clinton Mafia

    05/22/2016 4:50:37 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 36 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 21, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Now it’s Bernie Sanders’ turn to feel the burn. Unfortunately, the heat is coming from the Clinton Mafia. The DNC, top members of Congress and their media handmaidens are turning on the formerly adorable, 74-year-old senator with rabid ferocity. His sin: refusing to concede to St. Hillary. -Off with his head! -...Sanders and his followers ... accused of fomenting violence... intimidation tactics,...being rude...sexist....sabotaging Clinton. In short, they are being treated as if they are Republicans or other infidels. The New York Times, having failed to kill Donald Trump with a hit piece on how he treated women 30 years ago,...
  • Top Democrat Shaun King Quitting Democratic Party Over Corruption Revelations

    05/22/2016 12:17:09 AM PDT · by chopperman · 19 replies
    Shaun King writes in the New York Daily News: Right now, the Democratic Party, which I have called home my entire life, is deeply in love with money. Consequently, its leaders have supported and advanced all kinds of evil, big and small, in devotion to this love affair.
  • BOOM – Trump Leads Clinton In ABC/Washington Post Poll, Even With D+8 Poll Sample…

    05/22/2016 12:43:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 121 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | sundance
    There’s a whole lot of good news and ‘splodey head angst in the latest ABC/Washington Post national poll (full pdf below). The poll sample size of 1005 includes a mix of 33% Democrat, 27% Republican and 35% Independent. Democrats over sampled by eight points, (D+8).However, even with the sample skew (D+8) Donald Trump still beats Hillary Clinton 46% to 44%, and Trump is crushing Clinton with Independent voters 48% to 35%.In addition to the overwhelming 13 point polling lead among independent voters, the same poll shows that 20% of Bernie Sanders supporters will vote for Donald Trump.
  • Bernie Sanders Goes After Big Banks -- in Theory

    05/22/2016 5:21:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders had lunch at the Chieftain, a cozy pub near the San Francisco Chronicle. In days gone by, it served as a lunch spot for parched journalists. Earlier, Sanders had addressed a rally in San Jose; he had another scheduled in Vallejo, California, that night. When he exited the Chieftain by a back door onto Howard Street, passers-by shouted out his name. A man who hailed Sanders as his "hero" asked the Democratic presidential hopeful to pose for a photo. There were more selfies with more fans who could not believe their luck in stumbling upon a...
  • Weakend at Bernie’s

    05/21/2016 9:32:47 PM PDT · by catnipman · 26 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 5/21/2016 | Maureen Dowd
    She should have been able to finally savor shattering that “highest, hardest glass ceiling” — the one she gloried in putting 18 million cracks in last time around — when she attends her convention in Philadelphia in July. Instead, she is reduced to stomping her feet on CNN, asserting her dominance in a contest that has left her looking anything but dominant. Once more attempting to shake off the old socialist dude hammering her with a sickle ...
  • Sanders Says Americans See Clinton as 'Lesser of Two Evils'

    05/22/2016 5:04:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/21/16 | MARYALICE PARKS
    Presidential hopeful and underdog for the Democratic nomination Bernie Sanders said one of the reasons he is staying in the race is because he does not want Americans "voting for the lesser of two evils." Sanders added that he will use Hillary Clinton's low favorability ratings as part of his case to Democratic party super delegates that they should back him over her. **SNIP** Asked by Stephanopoulos whether he would describe Clinton as the lesser of two evils against Donald Trump, Sanders responded, "No, I wouldn't describe it, but that's what the American people are saying."
  • Why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic

    05/21/2016 4:15:24 PM PDT · by Syncro · 84 replies
    foxnews ^ | Published May 20, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic By Wayne Allyn Root Published May 20, 2016 FoxNews.com I’ve predicted publicly for a year now that Hillary Clinton,   although a prohibitive favorite, still may never become the Democratic Party’s nominee.  ...barely squeaked by in Kentucky. Bernie has now won 11 of the last 14 primaries and caucuses.  I ask Democrats, is this your nominee? The winner of your presidential nomination has lost just shy of 80 percent of her races coming down the homestretch.   Call me crazy but don't presumptive nominees usually win about 80 percent of their races? This has...
  • Tenn. Senator Labeled A Top Trump VP Pick Meets With Trump Monday

    05/21/2016 1:21:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was labeled by Charles Krauthammer on Friday as the pundit’s leading pick to be the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, said Corker will be meeting Monday with Trump at Trump Tower in New York City Krauthammer used a hypothetical pot of $100 in casino chips to make his point, putting $25 on Corker, $20 on former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., $20 on Ohio Gov. John Kasich, $10 on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and $5 on Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. The rest went to “the field,”...
  • Soros-Backed Group that Helped Sell Iran Nuclear Deal Funds Media, DC Think Tanks

    05/20/2016 9:06:22 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 20 May 2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A group that advocates a nuclear-free world and was identified earlier this month by the White House as central in helping to market the Iran nuclear deal to the news media has funded National Public Radio since 2005, an Associated Press investigation has revealed. Think tanks funded by the Ploughshares Fund include the Arms Control Association, Brookings Institution, and the Atlantic Council, the AP reported. Unmentioned by the AP is that the Ploughshares Fund is financed by billionaire GEORGE SOROS' OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE. The involvement of Ploughshares in selling the Iran agreement to the public was revealed...
  • Mitt Romney’s DEVASTATING Announcement Spells TROUBLE For #NeverTrump Crowd

    05/20/2016 2:02:56 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 41 replies
    politi culture ^ | May 19, 2016 | Sean Brown
    Mitt Romney has been one of the de-facto leaders of the entire #NeverTrump movement, which sought to ensure that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump never made it into the White House at all costs. However, the movement is likely all but over after Romney released a devastating announcement on Wednesday. While the rest of us knew that the never Trump movement was pretty much a lost cause, those who were a part of it truly believed they could win the White House on a third-party run, even though Trump had received more votes than any candidate in GOP primary history....
  • Trump at Morning Joe, May 20, 2016- 'Would you consider Sanders as your running mate?'

    05/20/2016 12:17:01 PM PDT · by GilGil · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/20/2016 | Morning Joe
    Fiery Interview - Trump destroys Morning Joe and Robert Gates Would Donald Trump consider Bernie Sanders as his running mate? Donald Trump Now Says ‘I Would Never Go to North Korea’ But Will Still Talk To Them
  • David Koch Pledges Millions To Gary Johnson’s Presidential Bid

    05/19/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Drew Johnson
    Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Koch has pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to help bankroll the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, according to a source within Johnson’s campaign. Koch’s money will be made available should Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, secure his second consecutive Libertarian Party presidential nomination, the source said. The Libertarians will select their presidential ticket during the party’s national convention later this month in Orlando.
  • Report: David Koch Pledges Millions to Fund Spoiler Third Party Run

    05/19/2016 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 May 2016 | Katie McHugh
    Billionaire David Koch will bankroll Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s third party presidential run with tens of millions of dollars, according to a report. The eight-figure sum may help Johnson win the Libertarian Party nomination and break into the mainstream. Johnson also ran for president in 2012 as a third party candidate and won some 1.275 millon votes, 0.99 percent of the popular vote. Libertarian candidates may have cost the GOP several congressional race victories that year. (David Koch himself was the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nominee in 1980 when he and Ed Clark set the...
  • Cashed out: Koch brothers sit on wallets in '16 (Deny funding Libertarian)

    05/20/2016 8:13:18 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 10 replies
    AOL News ^ | 05/20/16 | Gabrielle Levy
    David and Charles Koch, the wealthy brothers whose donor network has given hundreds of millions to Republican causes and candidates in the past, aren't going to pour cash into the third-party bid of Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson – and reportedly won't spend a dime on GOP candidates in 2016. A spokesman for the Kochs on Thursday contradicted a report by The Daily Caller – citing a source within the Johnson campaign – that they planned to spend "tens of millions of dollars" to support Johnson, who is all but assured to win the Libertarian presidential nomination.
  • ESPN Panel Incensed That Native Americans Too Dumb to Be Offended by Redskins

    05/20/2016 7:02:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/19/2016 | Bruce Bookter
    The Washington Post released a poll on Thursday, which showed that 90% of Native Americans do not take offense to the word, Redskins. The sports media responded to this poll by apologizing for decades of fear-mongering, race-baiting, and trying to make a national crisis out of something that is not even a crisis in the Indian community. Just kidding. They freaked out. On ESPN’s Around the Horn, host Tony Reali asked his panel whether or not the fact that the supposedly offended Native Americans, being not so offended, changed their views on the issue? Spoiler alert: it didn’t:
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,May 20,2016

    05/20/2016 9:05:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | May 20,2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME To Your Rush Limbaugh Alternate!
  • White Skin Privilege

    05/20/2016 8:06:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jim Simpson
    Editor’s Note: This column is excerpted from a special report that he wrote for Accuracy in Media. The “White Skin Privilege” idea was created in 1967 by Noel Ignatiev, an acolyte of [Derrick] Bell and professor at Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute (Du Bois was a Communist black leader who helped found the NAACP). Writing under the alias Noel Ignatin, Ignatiev co-authored an SDS pamphlet with fellow radical Ted Allen, titled White Blindspot. In 1992 he co-founded Race Traitor: Journal of the New Abolitionism. Its first issue coined the slogan, "Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity." Its stated objective...
  • Even the Libertarian Party is Useless on Oppressive Nondiscrimination Laws

    05/09/2016 5:33:16 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 15 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 9, 2016 | Benny Huang
    If you're like me you're probably searching for a third party candidate in the wake of Donald Trump's clinching of the GOP nomination. For those of you considering the Libertarian Party (LP), I hope you'll reconsider. The party's current frontrunner, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, doesn't seem to understand this liberty thing. He thinks it means drugs and abortion but should you decide that you don't want to engage in a business transaction he wants the government to coerce you. The party's other candidates aren't quite as extreme in their statism though none of them will make an unqualified...
  • why the Libertarian Party Fails

    08/21/2014 8:34:41 AM PDT · by Nelson Hultberg · 17 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | August 14, 2014 | Nelson Hultberg
    Many in America’s freedom movement still hope that the Libertarian Party will one day become a power on the political scene to challenge the Democrat-Republican monolith. But in 42 years it hasn’t happened, and it probably won’t happen. There are some very distinct reasons why the LP and all other alternative / independent parties fail. This essay will examine them. Let’s take, for example, the top independent parties out there: the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party. Even though each of them haveappeared at times to be a start toward genuine political reform, they repeatedly fail because they have structured...
  • Libertarian Party Candidate Gary Johnson Chooses Former Mass. Gov. Bill Weld as His VP

    05/19/2016 3:05:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    NBC ^ | May 18 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson has agreed to join forces with former Massachusetts Governor William Weld for the Libertarian Party's nomination. Weld will run for the party's vice presidential slot, possibly bolstering the third party's appeal to general election voters. Weld was a popular governor in the 1990s with crossover appeal and could boost the legitimacy of a third-party option for voters disgruntled by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "It brings an enormous amount of credibility to what it is I'm doing," Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, said in a statement....
  • Meet Greg Craig, Obama's White House Counsel ( 2008 )

    05/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 17, 2008 | John McCormack
    Mike Allen reported over the weekend that "Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton's impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by resident-elect Barack Obama". Believe it or not, the time Craig spent shilling for Clinton may have been his most honorable days of work ... In the early 1980s, [Craig] was an attorney for John Hinckley, the man who shot President Reagan and three others. Craig helped put together an insanity defense that led to Hinckley's acquittal. Nine years later, he advised Ted Kennedy in the Palm Beach rape case involving the senator...
  • The Kuhner Report,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,May 19,2016

    05/19/2016 9:09:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | May 19,2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    About Jeff Kuhner Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the host of the "Kuhner Report," a daily political talk show on WRKO 680-AM from 6-9 AM and 11:00 AM-Noon (EST). His official motto is "The Last Honest Man in Washington." He is also known as "Liberalism's Worst Nightmare." Kuhner is a conservative nationalist, who champions God, country and family. His show deals with cutting-edge, hot-button political, social and foreign policy issues. Jeff is one of the most vocal and principled critics of the Obama regime. Jeff defends free-market capitalism, traditional family values and winning the war against radical Islam. In addition to...