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  • Is Trump’s Campaign Too Small? Or Is Clinton’s Too Big?

    07/26/2016 4:07:19 PM PDT · by grayboots · 12 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 7/26/2016 | Robert Draper
    Despite the view expressed by many commentators that last week’s Republican convention more closely resembled a grand-mal seizure than a smoothly coordinated rollout of a presidential nominee, Donald Trump emerged from Cleveland with exactly the kind of bounce such events are supposed to deliver. A CBS News poll now has Trump slightly ahead in 11 battleground states; FiveThirtyEight also shows him leading Hillary Clinton in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Nevada and Iowa. If this lead holds, he would most likely be guaranteed victory on Nov. 8.
  • A True Story of 'Hands Up, Don’t Shoot' for Hillary’s Convention

    07/26/2016 3:59:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Colin Flaherty
    Now let us praise the most damaging hoax of our generation: The ‘hands ups, don’t shoot’ fairy tale surrounding the shooting death of St. Michael Brown of Ferguson -- which is about to be glorified at the Democrat convention tonight. Not for the first time: Shortly after the shooting, the President of the United States interrupted his speech to the Congressional Black Caucus to point out members of the Brown family in attendance. They were welcomed with thunderous applause. As were the parents of St. Trayvon of Martin during a SRO appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention...
  • Seafood restaurant accused of sexism with ads poking fun at presidential candidates

    07/26/2016 3:58:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Metro International ^ | July 26, 2016 | Chris Caesar
    Legal Sea Foods found itself in hot water Monday after some readers said they were offended by a full-page Boston Globe ad that called Hillary Clinton a “cold fish,” all in the service of a sushi pun.
  • EXCLUSIVE– Amish PAC Endorses Trump, Launches Billboards in Pennsylvania

    07/26/2016 3:56:38 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    Amish PAC endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump and launched billboards in Lancaster, Pennsylvania — west of Philadelphia where the Democratic National Convention is being held this week
  • Joe Biden Visits Convention Floor, Claims There’s No ‘Fracture In The Party’

    07/26/2016 3:49:32 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 26, 2016 | Alex Pappas
    Vice President Joe Biden, making a brief visit on Tuesday to the floor of the Democratic National Convention, put his best spin on the divisions on display, going so far to argue there isn’t “any fracture in the party.” “I do not think there’s any fracture in the party,” Biden told a gaggle of reporters, who asked him about the protests from supporters of Bernie Sanders. “I wish we could put something on every Sanders delegate walking into a booth. If we were able to find out, I’d bet you everything I have that hardly anyone is going to pull...
  • Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked The Soviets To Intervene In The 1984 Elections

    07/26/2016 3:49:21 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 10, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama’s term ended. You can read the full letter here. The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work. Here is but a small sampling of the response from the outrage brigade: Has anyone ever seen anything like that letter from Senate Repubs to Iran?...
  • BREAKING: Clinton secures the votes necessary to be the nominee, with South Dakota (Shortened)

    07/26/2016 3:45:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    Breaking On FoxNews.
  • White House announces surge for Central American refugees

    07/26/2016 3:44:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    New program goes beyond children, allows uncles, aunts, grandparents to applyThe Obama administration on Tuesday invited thousands of new Central Americans to apply for refugee status in the U.S., creating a new path to bring not only the vulnerable children fleeing the region, but also their parents, adult siblings and even aunts, uncles, grandparents or others “related” to the kids. Officials said they have no guess as to how many people might apply, but said it could be “significant” surge, and they said they expect it to be a “lasting” trend. Officials also announced that Costa Rica has agreed to...
  • Don't Stop The Carnival - Harry Belafonte - Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1968

    07/26/2016 3:41:34 PM PDT · by True North · 5 replies
    Harry Belafonte - Don't Stop The Carnival Here is the song performed by Harry Belafonte on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour about the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago that the CBS television network censored. However it was broadcast in full on the Canadian Television Network (known as CTV). I wonder if Harry is going to do a remake if a riot should occur on the streets of Philadelphia ............
  • 'Delegates need to learn to pick up their trash!' Photos of convention floor after the first day

    07/26/2016 3:40:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | July 26, 2016 | John Binder
    The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is already turning out to be somewhat of a chaotic mess with Bernie Sanders supporters rivaling against Hillary Clinton. But, what’s even more of a mess is what DNC delegates left behind when they fled the convention center following the first day. Take a look at this disaster:
  • How do you know Russia hacked the Hillary emails? Clinton campaign is asked. 'We saw it on CNN.'

    07/26/2016 3:37:22 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 July 2016 | Nikki Schwab,
    Truncated title: Full title: How do you know Russia hacked the Hillary emails? Clinton campaign is asked. 'We saw it on CNN.' Democrats admit they have no evidence of Putin link to disastrous leak Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook pointed to media reports when asked for evidence that Russia was behind the embarrassing Democratic National Committee email hack. 'It's a theory that is being put forward now by CNN, by the Washington Post, by the New York Times, these are the experts speaking out on this,' Mook told the Today show's Savannah Guthrie who brought up that Republican Donald...
  • Weak Sauce: Pro-Clinton Granholm Defends Clinton's Flip-Flop On Trade,

    07/26/2016 3:35:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The first day of the Democratic National Convention is over—and the Trans-Pacific Partnership was probably the major punching bag of the night. There is vicious opposition within the Democratic Party over this free trade agreement. An agreement that Hillary Clinton once called the gold standard for free trade deals. She has since walked back her praise. Yet, Donald Trump criticized free trade as well, and is actively trying to court Sanders supporters based on the issue of trade. The anti-TPP sentiment is stronger here than on any other issue that's been mentioned.— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) July 26, 2016 Sanders forced...
  • Trump fence jumper DiMassimo pleads guilty

    07/26/2016 3:34:21 PM PDT · by sjm_888 · 6 replies
    The man who jumped a barrier at a Donald Trump rally in Dayton pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation.
  • Egypt Willing to Grant Asylum to Erdogan’s arch-foe, Gulen

    07/26/2016 3:32:12 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    me-confidential.com ^ | MEConfident
    Egyptian lawmakers Monday urged Cairo to grant political asylum to US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen accused of plotting the failed military coup against Turkish President Erdogan, in a move that would further strain relations between the two countries, reports say. Egypt has refused to condemn the failed military coup which occurred July 15 as diplomatic feud between the two countries plays out. Egyptian lawmaker Emad Mahrous reportedly called on al-Sisi’s cabinet to grant Gulen asylum in Egypt as Turkish authorities called on Washington to extradite the Turkish preacher. “[Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan is giving shelter to hundreds of leaders...
  • Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight

    07/26/2016 3:17:30 PM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 July 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Truncated title. Full title: Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight leaves Old Glory missing from Monday night's festivities After slogging through a boisterous convention on the floor, Democrats were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to the on-stage decor, after a report pointed out there were no American flags present. Democrats unveiled a sleek stage to the nation Monday, after the convention had been in the works for months. As speaker after speaker took the stage, screens behind them produced stunning scenery of the country and cool grey backgrounds.
  • Pokémon Go Players Do the Craziest Things

    07/26/2016 3:17:02 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 28 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 26 July 2016 | Ann Oldenburg
    Pokémon Go mania has turned a corner — it has reached the point of ridiculousness. The game is making people do nutty, dangerous, and even life-threatening things. The “augmented reality mobile game” is sending players all over the place as they try to catch the crazy creatures. These people might be in a park or on private property — in a church or in your bathroom. The stories are getting more outrageous and outlandish. The upside of the game is that it’s getting people moving. They are actually walking around outside. They are running. They are breathing fresh air (except...
  • Petitions Cleared In Push Against California Gun Laws

    07/26/2016 3:16:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbs2la ^ | July 26, 2016 2:05 PM
    State officials have certified petitions that opponents of stricter gun regulations can now circulate in California to overturn recent laws that expanded background checks to buy guns and ammunition and attempted to curb the sale of rapid-reloading firearms. The effort could be a longshot, however, as more than 365,000 signatures are needed on each of six separate petitions by Sept. 29 to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. Barry Bahrami of Carlsbad submitted the petitions. He did not return phone or email messages Tuesday. Craig DeLuz, a lobbyist for the Firearms Policy Coalition, said he knows of no financial backers...
  • Breitbart News Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos Appearance at Swedish Gay Pride March

    07/26/2016 3:16:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Yiannopoulos was scheduled to lead a gay pride march through one of Sweden’s Muslim ghettos, however following an intensive security review and threat assessment by Breitbart’s security team, comprised of former Navy SEALs and intelligence community operatives, Breitbart has been forced to cancel the trip. The security analysis found significant potential threats against Milo, especially in light of the recent wave of Muslim terror attacks across Europe. “After a briefing by our security team and a review of the situation in Sweden, Breitbart News has cancelled Milo’s appearance at the Pride Järva parade on Wednesday, July 27. Despite Milo’s request...
  • Defend Milo Yiannopoulos Even If You Don't Want To

    07/26/2016 3:14:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    I don't like Milo Yiannopoulos. The "alt-right" bad boy's menagerie of outrageous and often toxic sentiments reveal a careless attention-seeker rather than thoughtful provocateur, one seemingly not concerned with the damages caused, smugly delighted to push biased buttons and stoke hate as long as he sounds cool while doing it. Ya, I don't like Milo Yiannopoulos. All the more reason to be very careful about shutting him down. x This week Milo, or @Nero, was permanently kicked off Twitter after a barrage of racist and misogynist hate-tweets were sent to Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. She is black, she is a...
  • New video appears to show kidnapped priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil being beaten by militants

    07/26/2016 3:10:46 PM PDT · by MNDude · 2 replies
    A video purporting to show the beating of Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, the priest kidnapped by militants in Yemen, has surfaced online. The photo was posted on Fr Tom's Facebook page. The video, posted to Twitter, showed a blindfolded man being assaulted by off-screen assailants. A photo was also posted to Uzhunnalil's Facebook page, with the caption "Fr Tom's Entreaty will be uploaded soon ..!" A relative of the priest, Augustine, told The News Minute: "Many people in the family have checked the picture and feel it is Father Uzhunnalil's. Uzhunnalil is a priest of the Salesian order, originally from India....
  • Meet the crying ‘Bernie Bro’ at the DNC behind the viral meme

    07/26/2016 3:06:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Social media made him one of the biggest stars of the Democratic National Convention — a man in a “Peter Pan” hat, weeping during Sen. Bernie Sanders’ speech on Monday night. Sean Kehren, 22, a Sanders delegate from Minnesota, may not have been the only die-hard “Bernie Bro” moved to tears, but he quickly became the subject of memes, tweets and other apparatus to mock the emotional showing of supporters at the convention. Blame his choice of hat — a nod to Wall Street’s “Robin Hood tax.” “Sad Robin Hood just needs a minute,” a Twitter user wrote Monday. Despite...
  • Leaked DNC E-mails Show the Fix Was In for Hillary

    07/26/2016 3:04:45 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 July 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    E-mail and Hillary Clinton: The two seem to go together like oil and water. Whenever the two appear together in an article — much less the same sentence — there is bound to be scandal. Now, as Clinton approaches the official announcement of her nomination as the Democrat candidate in the upcoming presidential race, scandal is once again afoot. This e-mail scandal, though, appears to run through the very center of the DNC. As a direct result of WikiLeaks publishing a nearly 20,000 DNC e-mails, the Clinton campaign and the DNC itself are scrambling for damage control. In fact, the...
  • Terrorist Who Murdered Priest In Normandy Was Under House Arrest For Previous Terrorism Charges

    07/26/2016 3:00:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    The terrorist who slit the throat of 85-year-old priest Fr. Jacques Hamel today in Normandy, France had previously been arrested on terrorism charges and was was sentenced to house arrest with an electronic monitor. He spent a year in prison after being arrested in Turkey attempting to reach Syria and join the Islamic State. He was granted unsupervised release periods from his parent's house between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The attack occurred during the church's 9 a.m. Mass.The church attacked on Tuesday morning was reportedly on an ISIS list of potential targets discovered in April 2015....
  • Two South Carolina Soldiers Killed Defending Woman at Bar, Suspect Charged

    07/26/2016 2:58:34 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 8 replies
    NBC ^ | Jul 26 2016 | Corky Siemaszko
    The military was mourning two soldiers Tuesday who were fatally shot while trying to protect a woman from a gun-toting man in a South Carolina bar. Staff Sgt. Charles Allen Judge Jr., 40, and Sgt. First Class Jonathan Michael Prins, 29, "were acting as good Samaritans when they were shot," said Capt. Adam Myrick of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. Joseph Elijah Mills, 25, is charged with two counts of murder in Lexington County, South Carolina. Lexington County Sheriff's Office And they paid for their bravery with their lives. "We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Staff Sgt....
  • Bernie's rebellion is going rogue

    07/26/2016 2:54:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 26, 2016 | Amanda Paulson
    Many of those inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders' insurgent campaign are now unwilling or reluctant to fall into line with his pleas to support Clinton. Chants of "Bernie!", and boos whenever Hillary Clinton’s name was mentioned, filled the opening hours of the Democratic National Convention, with delegates supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont repeatedly drowning out other speakers with their vocal dissent. Never mind that after the weekend’s Wikileaks scandal revealed bias against Senator Sanders, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) issued a formal apology, forced the resignation of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and moved Senator Sanders’ speech to...
  • Rep. Alan Grayson Goes Off On Politico Reporter Who Asked Him About His Alleged Domestic Abuse

    07/26/2016 2:52:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Things got a bit heated between Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) and Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere, who asked the Democratic congressman and Florida Senate candidate about the allegations made by his ex-wife that she was the subject of abuse by him for over two decades. Dovere alleges that Grayson pushed him during their exchange. Patrick Caldwell of Mother Jones captured the tension:“No, you pushed me…no I’m sorry you pushed me” said Grayson. Dovere said that they captured the whole thing on video.“Well, that’s a good thing. I’ll be handing that over to the Capitol Police, my friend” said an angered Grayson. Devore...
  • Marion Le Pen: Christians Must Stand Up To Islam; Young Patriots Should Join Military Like Me

    07/26/2016 2:46:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Raheen Kassam
    Marion Maréchal Le Pen, the 26-year-old niece of France’s Front National leader Marine Le Pen has urged her fellow countrymen to join the military in a series of tweets following the beheading of a priest in Normandy this morning.
  • Sanders hedges when asked if he trusts Hillary

    07/26/2016 2:40:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 26, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Bernie Sanders has endorsed Hillary Clinton, but that doesn’t mean he trusts her. Speaking at a Bloomberg Politics forum Tuesday, Sanders was asked if Clinton could be trusted to enact the left-leaning Democratic platform. "Sorry, I'm not going to get into the trusted or not. Hillary Clinton, you know, as I just said a moment ago, (you asked me to) characterize somebody in a way I’m not going to. Hillary Clinton is a very, very intelligent person … I’ve known her for 25 years."
  • The Clinton Cash documentary is now available on YouTube.

    07/26/2016 2:35:49 PM PDT · by Gunpowder green · 9 replies
    Clinton Cash, the long awaited documentary based on Peter Schweizer's book is up on YouTube. It documents the many years of corruption and dark financing surrounding the Clintons and their Foundation. Check it out: https://youtu.be/7LYRUOd_QoM
  • Fans call Paul Simon's DNC performance troubling

    07/26/2016 2:34:23 PM PDT · by oblomov · 58 replies
    Fox News Entertainment ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Foxnews.com
    Paul Simon took to the Democratic National Convention stage last night to perform his hit "Bridge Over Troubled Water." A lot of fans were quick to point out that the singer's performance was, well, troubled. Éponine15191 @Eponine15191 So I've just caught up with the footage of Paul Simon at the DNC yesterday singing Bridge Over TW, I'm so sad for him. He looks sick. #sad 5:26 AM - 26 Jul 2016 Public_Interest @Public_Interest Paul Simon fan here: Paul Simon was awful tonight. 10:05 PM - 25 Jul 2016 Mr. Cummings @APGOPOHHS I've always loved Paul Simon but that was more...
  • Bernie Saunders REFUSES to nominate Clinton after campaign floats bizarre plan in bid... [trunc]

    07/26/2016 2:32:53 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/26/2016 | Francesca Chambers and Geoff Earle
    Bernie Sanders will not formally nominate Hillary Clinton for president, in a gesture he will not offer that might otherwise have been another signal of unity and reconciliation for still-seething Bernie backers. 'He will not nominate her, Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs told DailyMail.com
  • See Paul Simon Sing Spirited 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' at DNC

    07/26/2016 2:26:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | July 26, 2016
    Paul Simon made a surprise visit to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday night. He played the unity song, "Bridge Over Troubled Water," before a crowd still coming together after a fractious primary.
  • EXCLUSIVE: DNC Blocked Challenge to Tim Kaine By Denying Paperwork to Bernie Supporters

    07/26/2016 2:17:52 PM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Patrick Howley
    The Democratic National Committee shut down the plot to field a vice presidential challenger to Sen. Tim Kaine … by stalling on paperwork! Breitbart News has learned that the DNC used Office Space tactics to shut down the anti-Kaine effort, which we reported on Monday as it was developing among pro-Bernie delegates on the convention floor. The roll call vote to nominate Hillary Clinton and Kaine will occur Tuesday.
  • How Two Facebook Developers Could Decide the Election

    07/26/2016 2:05:26 PM PDT · by tosh · 33 replies
    Scout ^ | 07/26/2016 | Berit Anderson
    Thanks to Facebook’s renowned hacker culture, just two developers working together could push an update to the site’s news feed algorithms that changes the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. According to former Facebook developers Scout has spoken with, it takes one engineer to write the code and one to approve it and push it to production. Done smartly, these kinds of manipulations would be very targeted and extremely difficult to detect. Imagine two developers pushing Facebook’s ‘I Voted’ banner to the top of news feeds among liberal voters in swing states to drive more of them to the polls....
  • Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Planned Parenthood Whistleblower David Daleiden

    07/26/2016 2:04:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/26/2016 | Staff
    Houston prosecutors dropped all charges against Planned Parenthood whistleblower David Daleiden and his partner on Tuesday. Daleiden was the force behind a series of undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives conspiring to traffic body parts harvested from aborted babies.
  • Indian girl, 14, dies after being raped for the SECOND time by the SAME man

    07/26/2016 2:01:23 PM PDT · by pabianice · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/26/16 | Davies
    Indian girl, 14, dies after being raped for the SECOND time by the SAME man who attacked her last year and is out on bail The girl was raped, tied down with rope and forced to drink acid, say family Was initially attacked in December but was kidnapped in May and tortured Accused is understood to have been on bail awaiting trial for first incident Family say she was held captive by a group of abusers, including a woman Reports have indicated a girl or woman is raped every 22 minutes in India She died on same day Israeli tourist...
  • Smith & Wesson Sets Its Sights On Crimson Trace In $95 Mil Buyout

    07/26/2016 1:54:42 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 6 replies
    Smith & Wesson (SWHC) rose sharply Tuesday after the top U.S. firearms maker late Monday said in a filing that it's buying Crimson Trace for $95 million cash. Crimson Trace makes laser sights for guns. One of Crimson Trace's products is LiNQ, which the company touts as the world's first wireless laser sight and LED white light for certain types of modern sporting rifles.
  • Idiot junior officers set their British Army barracks ablaze...

    07/26/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 27th July 2016 | Martin Robinson
    Two junior officers managed to set fire to their mess after allegedly having a duel with flare guns after a boozy formal dinner. The 2nd lieutenants apparently climbed into kayaks in the outdoor swimming pool at Allenby Barracks in Bovington and began firing at each other on Friday night. But one of the flares, designed to call for help at sea, managed to start a major fire in the seven-storey mess, which has been badly damaged. The Royal Military Police is now investigating how a flare fight apparently started outside the building managed to cause a fire in its top...
  • Multiple dead bodies found inside Gilbert home

    07/26/2016 1:51:08 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 26 replies
    http://www.abc15.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | abc15.com staff
    GILBERT, AZ - Deputies are investigating after multiple dead bodies were found inside a Gilbert home Monday night. A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said the bodies were found at the residence near Power and Chandler Heights roads around 9 p.m.
  • Ted Cruz Favorability Rating Collapse Confirmed in National and Ohio Post-RNC Convention Polls

    07/26/2016 1:47:23 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 172 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/26/2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Ted Cruz’s failure to endorse rival Donald Trump for president at last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio has apparently caused his favorability rating among GOP voters to collapse, according to a national survey and an Ohio poll. An NBC News/Survey Monkey nationwide poll released Tuesday and a PPP survey of Ohio Republicans released Monday confirms the shocking collapse in Cruz’ favorability rating among Republican voters following the convention seen in a CNN/ORC poll released Monday. CNN/ORC: “Cruz’s move, however, appears to have backfired. While 60% of Republican voters had a positive impression of the former presidential candidate before...
  • #NeverTrump Republican to cross enemy lines with DNC speech

    07/26/2016 1:46:23 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    #NeverTrump Republicans plan to make waves by disavowing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in a speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention. Lifelong Republican Doug Elmets, a former Reagan administration speechwriter and domestic adviser, said Monday he sees Mr. Trump as a “petulant reality TV star.” “I never anticipated supporting a Democrat, but Hillary Clinton is certainly the most prepared candidate probably in modern times to be president,” Mr. Elmets said in a video interview with The Sacramento Bee. “And given the alternative of a petulant reality TV star candidate in Donald Trump, the decision was very easy.”
  • Gallup Poll: "I'm (Not) With Her" - Clinton's Image Lowest In 24 Years

    07/26/2016 1:45:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | July 26, 2016
    As the DNC ramps up to full force, new polling data from Gallup suggests that Hillary's favorability ratings have dipped to their lowest levels in the 24 years of her public career. The latest poll, conducted July 16-23, revealed that only 38% of respondents had a favorable view of Hillary vs. 57% unfavorable. This poll should come as little surprise to anyone who watched the DNC fiasco yesterday where the crowd of Democrats often erupted into chants of "Lock Her Up." We suspect that there is further downside for Hillary on the favorability scale as the majority of this poll...
  • Mysterious New Whale Species Discovered in Alaska

    07/26/2016 1:44:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Nationak Geographic ^ | JULY 26, 2016 | Craig Welch
    Scientists say a dead whale on a desolate beach and a skeleton hanging in a high school gym are a new species. Yet experts have never seen one alive.Like many good mysteries, this one started with a corpse, but the body in question was 24 feet (7.3 meters) long. The remains floated ashore in June of 2014, in the Pribilof Islands community of St. George, a tiny oasis of rock and grass in the middle of Alaska's Bering Sea. A young biology teacher spotted the carcass half-buried in sand on a desolate windswept beach. He alerted a former fur seal...
  • Police: Robbery suspect shot by victim in Wynnefield (LTCF/CCW Holder)

    07/26/2016 1:44:02 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    But it was not the suspect who fired. Police say he had come across another man and attempted to rob him. Turns out, the intended victim had a license to carry and pulled out his own gun. Philadelphia police Captain Drew Techner said, "This male pulled out his own weapon and fired what we believe to be three shots." The suspect was hit multiple times and taken to the hospital in critical condition. While he was in surgery, detectives were out on the scene collecting evidence. Ward Chairman Steve Jones wants to send the message that the violence needs to...
  • We Have Failed to Protect Christians From Islamic Terror

    07/26/2016 1:38:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2016 | Ralph Peters
    When two fanatics pledged to ISIS slit the throat of 85-year-old Father Jacques Hamel at mass on Tuesday morning, we steadied the knife. Our tolerance for Islam’s intolerance is the greatest weapon these blood-cult terrorists have. How, exactly, did we help kill that priest? We ignored the Islamist slaughter of Christians elsewhere. When Coptic Christians were murdered in Egypt, we dismissed it as an internal matter. When Christians were butchered in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, we merely shrugged.
  • Crooked Hillary Instagram

    07/26/2016 1:36:49 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 8 replies
    Instragram ^ | 07/26/16 | Donald Trump
    Crooked Hillary is a corrupt, lying and unethical person that time and time again, places America in grave danger! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain
  • ‘Erdogan attempting to play hero by confronting US superpower’ (insightful)

    07/26/2016 1:31:04 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    The Turkish leader is attempting to get a tactical advantage over the US and EU, playing the hero for his domestic audience and to get his hands on Fethullah Gulen, political scientist from the Helwan University in Cairo, Dr. Maged Botros, told RT. Turkey has banned all academics from leaving the country as the crackdown following the failed coup intensifies. *snip* Many Western leaders have called for "restraint and moderation" after Erdogan began his crackdown. The US Secretary of Defense has pledged allegiance to Ankara when asked whether Turkey's NATO membership could be affected by the recent turn of events....
  • DNC builds TALLER wall overnight to keep out protesters (UPDATE - Second Wall Built !!)

    07/26/2016 1:26:31 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 63 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 07/26/2016 | KYLE OLSON
    The unwashed masses were getting a little too close to the convention center for the DNC’s liking, so they built another wall to keep out the undesirables. Fox News reported on Tuesday that the Democratic National Convention hastily erected another wall overnight to protect the Wells Fargo Center — the second such wall.
  • Why Islands Still Matter in Asia (The enduring significance of the Pacific 'island chains')

    07/26/2016 1:25:38 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 5 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 5, 2016 | Andrew S. Erickson, Joel Wuthnow
    The Western Pacific “island chains” are a persistent feature of Asia’s maritime geography. While their underlying fundaments remain constant, their specific strategic importance has evolved over time. Different major powers have thus interpreted, then re-interpreted and re-evaluated, the value of particular islands, the role they play in national military strategy, and their operational significance in a warfighting context. Chinese naval strategists such as former naval commander Admiral Liu Huaqing have devoted considerable attention to the island chains since the mid-1980s, examining how and where the island chains can hinder or support China’s maritime goals. Yet Chinese strategists are hardly unique...
  • Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio

    07/26/2016 1:19:47 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/26/16 | Andrew Jacobs
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de Janeiro’s picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed. Despite the government’s promises seven years ago to stem the waste that fouls Rio’s expansive Guanabara Bay and the city’s fabled ocean beaches, officials acknowledge that their efforts to treat raw sewage and scoop up household garbage have fallen far short. In fact, environmentalists and scientists say Rio’s waters are much more contaminated than previously thought. Recent tests by government and independent scientists revealed a veritable...