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  • Mister 1,237: North Dakota delegate puts Trump over the top

    05/26/2016 10:12:46 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 05/26/2016 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.</p> <p>But when he was contacted by an Associated Press reporter, the AP delegate count stood at 1,235 - two delegates short.</p>
  • The Democratic Party's Civil War Is Just Getting Started

    05/26/2016 8:26:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | May 25, 2016 | Reid Wilson, The Morning Consult
    The liberal wing of the Democratic Party is gaining strength, and asserting its power. When Hillary Clinton formally claims the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this summer in Philadelphia, she will inherit a party in the throes of a revolution — one in which her side seems likely to lose in the long term. The upheaval has been decades in the making, as the party has evolved from choosing relative centrist nominees such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry over more liberal contenders, to Barack Obama, who positioned himself to the left of Hillary Clinton in 2008. Now, even...
  • Jeff Sessions reportedly on Donald Trump's VP shortlist: Here are the other names

    05/26/2016 7:57:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Leada Gore
    Jeff Sessions is on Donald Trump's shortlist for a potential vice presidential running mate, according to reports. The New York Post said Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has narrowed down his list of potential running mates. The list includes Sessions, Alabama's junior Senator, as well as a retired general and a Washington lawmaker. Sessions, the first Senator to endorse Trump, is advising him on foreign policy and immigration matters...
  • US election: Why has Trump caught Clinton in the polls?

    05/26/2016 7:46:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | May 24, 2016 | Anthony Zurcher, North American reporter
    For the first time in this long election campaign, Republican Donald Trump has pulled ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls. Mrs Clinton's double-digit lead, which she has held over the past several months, has vanished - and with it, apparently, Democrats' dreams of a transformational 2016 victory that would leave Republicans wandering the wilderness for a generation. What happened? A closer look at those poll numbers offers some clarity....
  • After Hillary Drops Out... What?

    05/25/2016 8:27:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 25, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    The State Department's report on Hillary Clinton's insouciant attitude toward cyber-security would finish any other American politician. She ignored the law, flouted it repeatedly, and didn't care; folks are in prison for less. The only thing that's holding her up at this point is her Amen Corner in the media, most of whom know her personally and who long for a Clinton Restoration in order to reclaim their places as house courtiers. But 2016 is not 1992 or even 2008, and the retinue of retainers is as long in the tooth as the former first lady herself. They can't protect...
  • Why Bernie’s Bros Might Go for Trump

    05/25/2016 6:46:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | May 25, 2016 | Josh Zeitz
    Anti-establishment liberals abandoned their party in 1968, and again in 1980. Why not 2016? One of the great unknowns of the current presidential election cycle—a cycle without recent precedent in its unusual twists and turns—is whether the fall campaign will see a convergence of the populist left and the populist right. Could a chunk of Bernie Sanders’ anti-establishment base really vote for GOP outsider Donald Trump in November? Could it be enough to swing the election in Trump’s favor? Many experts scoff at the idea. “Not a chance,” former presidential adviser Jim Messina said on Monday. Writing for Politico Magazine,...
  • Latest polls have Democrats in a panic

    05/25/2016 5:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | May 25, 2016 | Doyle McManus
    emocrats hoped this presidential election would be a cakewalk. In their eyes, the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, spent most of the spring alienating big chunks of the electorate, beginning with women. Meanwhile, the presumptive Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, has run a careful, well-funded, well-honed campaign. What could go wrong? And yet, in a spate of reputable surveys Trump has suddenly erased the advantage Clinton had held all year. The average of major polls compiled by the website RealClearPolitics shows the two candidates tied with 43 percent each. In at least three polls, Trump has even pulled ahead by a...
  • Trump plans to target Clinton over Whitewater

    05/25/2016 12:13:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Marc Caputo
    In an email obtained by POLITICO, the Trump campaign asks the RNC to research the scandal. Donald Trump, who in recent days has accused Bill Clinton of rape and suggested he and Hillary Clinton may have had a role in the death of one of their close friends, plans to focus next on the Whitewater real estate scandal, POLITICO has learned. Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo on Wednesday morning emailed a researcher at the Republican National Committee asking him to “work up information on HRC/Whitewater as soon as possible. This is for immediate use and for the afternoon talking points...
  • Why Bernie’s Crushing Trump (He hasn't been vetted)

    05/24/2016 8:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michael Tomasky
    If Sanders were somehow able to beat Clinton, he’d be the least vetted, most vulnerable major-party nominee in American history. So Bernie’s still at it, telling George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that he thinks it’s not impossible for him to get 70 percent of the vote in every remaining state. Impossible. If anyone’s likely to hit 70 anywhere, it’s Hillary Clinton in Puerto Rico. Maybe Sanders can do it in the Dakotas, but even that seems ludicrous, because those states have primaries, not caucuses, and he’s never won a primary by that kind of margin except in his home state. But...
  • #BernieOrBust: Why 20 Percent of Sanders Supporters Say They Would Vote for Trump over Hillary

    05/24/2016 1:00:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    People Magazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | Tierney McAfee
    A new national poll suggests that Bernie Sanders' continued presence in the Democratic primary has damaged front-runner Hillary Clinton by helping close the gap between the former secretary of state and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday shows that Clinton's lead over the billionaire businessman has shrunk to just three points, with the former first lady "weighed down by resistance from [a] significant chunk of Sanders supporters," as CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood tweeted. Pollsters, too, have attributed Clinton's shrinking lead in part to resistance from Sanders supporters....
  • Libertarian candidate casts Trump deportation plan as 'insanity'

    05/24/2016 10:13:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Gary Johnson, the likely Libertarian candidate for president, is blasting Donald Trump's policy on immigration as "insanity," and positioned himself as a helping hand to those who came here illegally. Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, is expected to emerge this weekend as the Libertarian standard-bearer. "Is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson said while praising undocumented immigrants who are leaders in their communities. "We're going to now come in and knock down doors and they're going to be deported? It'd be like putting them on the...
  • Latinos Say Clinton Is Dangerous for Immigrants at LA Protest

    05/24/2016 10:04:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Venezuela's teleSUR's The Empire Files ^ | May 23, 2016 | Abby Martin
    The anti-Clinton event took place two weeks before the June 7 California primary context between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Los Angeles held another anti-Hillary Clinton rally in front of a US$1,000-a-ticket fundraiser on Monday, demanding that the Democratic front-runner commit to ending deportations and addressing the root causes of forced migration. A coalition of Latino community organizations, led by the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families, called Clinton a "war criminal" who was "responsible for the coup of President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras and the killing of thousands in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Palestine." Besides naming her...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Camp Set Up ‘Veterans Against Trump’ Protest

    05/24/2016 9:29:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 23, 2016 | Tim Mak and Kelly Weill
    It seemed like an outpouring of veteran anger against Donald Trump: over a dozen former service members protesting outside Trump Tower. But the reality was more complicated. The protest was actually a coordinated effort, led in part by the Hillary Clinton campaign, to embarrass her Republican rival for his failed efforts to raise money for veterans. It only looked like a grassroots demonstration. A spokesman for the demonstrators insisted they had no affiliation with any campaign. Later he said the protesters had reached out to the Clinton campaign for press contacts, but that’s all. Then the activist finally admitted that,...
  • Top three reasons Donald Trump is surging in the polls right now

    05/24/2016 8:50:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jake Novak, CNBC
    Donald Trump 's surge in the polls isn't just the result of the usual bump presidential candidates historically enjoy after they sew up the primary battles and earn the "presumptive nominee" title. And it's also not just the result of Hillary Clinton 's mistakes, even though she is making some serious campaign errors right now. What has been happening over the last few weeks is that Trump has changed his attack and messaging in a subtle but effective way, so subtle that many pundits may have missed it. But here are the three things Trump is doing very well right...
  • Hillary Clinton Picks a Doomed Fight With Americans Over Guns

    05/23/2016 8:57:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | May 10, 2016 | J.D. Tuccille
    "Yesterday, once again, this time horrifically on live television," says Hillary Clinton in a video on her presidential campaign website, "we saw the terrible consequences of gun violence." As it turns out, she's not talking about civilian deaths from drone strikes or bombing raids on hospitals by the U.S. government, but instead about a criminal shooting spree in the United States. Sure enough, the Washington Post pointed out last week that one of Clinton's signature issues heading into the general election is tightening restrictions on the ownership and use of guns by Americans. That's a tall order in a country...
  • Half Of West Virginia's Sanders Fans Would Vote Trump

    05/23/2016 7:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Quadrangle ^ | May 24, 2016 | Otis Underwood
    In an email sent out on Wednesday, Bernie 2016 campaign manager Jeff Weaver declared plans to push for a contested convention in Philadelphia in July. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Likely Democratic Voters believe the Democratic Party should be more like Clinton, but 39% say it should be more like Sanders. He campaigned in OR and California on Tuesday and his victory in West Virginia highlighted anew Clinton's struggles to win over white men and independents - weaknesses Trump wants to exploit in the fall campaign. The split on the left comes after months...
  • Clinton and Sanders Amass Appearances Before California Fight

    05/23/2016 6:29:50 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/23/2016 | Amy Chozick
    Hillary Clinton has insisted that the Democratic primary contest against Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is behind her and that the party’s nomination is essentially hers. Don’t tell that to Californians. This week, Mrs. Clinton will begin her first full swing through the state to campaign before the June 7 primary. After she delivers remarks at the Service Employees International Union’s convention in Detroit on Monday, Mrs. Clinton will head West for almost four days of fund-raisers and campaign events in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, Salinas, San Jose and other parts.
  • ABC posts another poll showing Trump leading Clinton among registered voters

    05/22/2016 6:49:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    In a recent editorial for Fox News, Wayne Allyn Root tried to explain why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic. It’s still far too early to say whether the Carpathia will arrive in time to pluck Hillary’s supporters out of the frigid waters, but yet another set of early indicators shows that this race is shaping up to be anything but the blowout that Trump’s detractors have been predicting from day one. ABC News and the Washington Post have posted a new set of numbers which are firming up the trend indicated in previous results we saw from...
  • Trump says he’d sell a building to fund campaign

    05/22/2016 5:07:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 22, 2016 | Aaron Short
    Donald Trump vowed to put a “tremendous amount” of his own money into his campaign — even suggesting Sunday he might sell one of his own buildings from his real estate empire to get into the White House. Trump acknowledged financing his primary campaign with millions in loans and small-dollar donations but said competing in a general election against a well-financed Democrat would be expensive. “I’d have to sell a building, would I?” he told Fox News. “I don’t know. I have the option to do that.” The likely GOP nominee has been working with Washington Republicans to raise money...
  • What Hillary Clinton thinks about Mark Cuban’s interest in talking about the vice presidency

    05/22/2016 4:55:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | May 22, 2016 | Abby Phillip
    Hillary Clinton says she welcomes businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's interest in potentially becoming her vice presidential running mate. In an interview that aired Sunday, Clinton opened the door wide open to Cuban and other business leaders, who could serve to counter the likely Republican nominee, real estate mogul Donald Trump. "I think we should look widely and broadly. It's not just people in elected office. It is successful businesspeople," Clinton told NBC News's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." "I am very interested in that." "And I appreciate his openness to it," she added of Cuban's comments....
  • The best thing Trump has going for him is Hillary Clinton: Charlie Gerow

    05/22/2016 12:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Patriot News ^ | May 22, 2016 | Charlie Gerow
    One-hundred-seventy days are several lifetimes in politics, especially in presidential-election years. That's how many days remain before voters go to the polls in November. Already the race looks very different than it did just a couple of weeks ago. The twists and turns of the rest of the campaign trail are as difficult to predict as what's already occurred this year. One thing that's coming into sharper focus is that the best thing Donald Trump has going for him is Hillary Clinton. Team Clinton chortled over the possibility of a Trump candidacy. Their internal polls showed her breezing by a...
  • Clinton shrugs, sees benefits in Trump's personal attacks

    05/22/2016 7:42:50 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 05/22/2016 | By LISA LERER and CATHERINE LUCEY
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton has a message for Donald Trump: keep on talking. She's just weeks away from wrapping up the Democratic presidential nomination, and friends, aides and supporters describe a candidate who isn't particularly rattled by what she expects will be Trump's increasingly direct attacks on her marriage and husband's personal indiscretions. In fact, Clinton believes that she can turn Trump's deeply personal assaults to her benefit, they say, particularly among suburban women who could be crucial to her hopes in the fall. Her plan is never to engage in any back-and-forth over the scandals. Instead, she'll merely...
  • Iowa GOP heal divides with united 'Never Hillary' goal

    05/21/2016 4:33:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Quad City Times ^ | May 21, 2016 | Rod Boshart
    Iowa Republicans worked Saturday to salve the bruises of bare-knuckle fight for the party's presidential nomination by rallying around a unifying cry of "Never Hillary" heading to the 2016 political battlefield. The 1,555 delegates who attended the GOP state convention cheered their elected officials and selected party members to represent them at the July national convention who generally backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz but now plan to support Donald Trump as the party's presumptive presidential standard-bearer in the 2016 election. "It's going to take us all working together as a united party in November so Hillary Clinton never sets a...
  • Is Clinton ready for the Wild West campaign of Donald Trump?

    05/21/2016 3:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2016 | Dan Balz
    Presidential campaigns are always studies in contrast, but rarely have the differences between the two major party nominees — and the kind of campaigns they plan to run — been as stark and as unusual as those between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. His political instincts are as rash as hers are cautious. Her policy proposals are as detailed and numerous as his are broad and few in numbers. Her public appearances are controlled and careful. His are the political equivalent of “The Truman Show.” She says he is unqualified to be president. He says she is unfit to serve....
  • Hillary Could Be in Big Trouble, May Be Blowing it Against Trump

    05/21/2016 2:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Nathan Francis
    Hillary Clinton was supposed to have a cake walk against Donald Trump in November, but a growing number of leaders within the Democratic Party are expressing worry that Trump may be a more formidable foe than expected. Leading up to this primary season, there was a pervasive hope among Democrats that Trump would be the nominee. Many predicted a win so big that it would not only sweep Clinton into the White House, but help Democrats regain critical seats in Congress, giving her a much stronger platform to accomplish her objectives. But much of that hope has been dissolving, as...
  • What now, Ted Cruz?

    05/20/2016 6:30:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Montgomery County Courier ^ | May 20, 2016 | The Dallas Morning News
    Sen. Ted Cruz and his most determined supporters are likely still licking their wounds and mending their broken hearts. Such a sudden end to his primary campaign for president has left marks that will heal but slowly. Soon, though, Cruz will see that he has come through the hurricane of his first presidential campaign with his prospects enhanced, rather than retarded. We hope that knowledge gives him confidence and patience to reconsider his approach to the job he is returning to, as the junior senator from Texas. That’s the work, after all, that Texas voters singled him out for in...
  • Army of Sanders supporters fuming over Wasserman Schultz

    05/20/2016 3:43:05 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t fond of Hillary Clinton. But they really don’t like Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman and Florida lawmaker. Sanders supporters blame Wasserman Schultz for what they see as system rigged against their candidate and say he is being cheated by contests closed to independents and unfair weight to superdelegates. “I think I’m honestly starting to hate @DWStweets more than @realDonaldTrump,” one Sanders supporter tweeted on Thursday, with the hashtag #FeelTheBern. Other hashtags being used by Sanders supporters on Thursday included #DebbieDowner, #DownwithDebbie and #DumpDebbie.
  • Feinstein cites '68 chaos in warning against Sanders convention plan

    05/20/2016 3:12:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott and Eric Bradner
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein warned that Bernie Sanders' intention to take his candidacy to the Democratic convention in July could spark unrest similar to the chaotic 1968 convention in Chicago and the riots surrounding it. "It worries me a great deal," Feinstein told CNN's Manu Raju. "You know, I don't want to go back to the '68 convention, because I worry about what it does to the electorate as a whole -- and he should, too." Her comments were the latest evidence that Democrats are increasingly fretting that the divide between supporters of Sanders and backers of Hillary Clinton will...
  • Trump Taps D.C. Lawyer Who Vetted Palin for VP Search

    05/20/2016 2:58:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Kelly O'Donnell
    Donald Trump has hired the same D.C. power lawyer who vetted Sarah Palin in 2008 to conduct the legal review of his potential running mate. NBC News confirms that A.B. Culvahouse, a partner in the firm O'Melveny & Myers, will lead the process of sifting through financial, legal and other background materials submitted by potential candidates before Trump finalizes his choice for second-in-command. Trump personally met Culvahouse Wednesday in New York after the Trump campaign reached out to at least two DC-based law firms in an effort to find the best counsel for the job. After John McCain made a...
  • Hillary could really blow it: 4 reasons she’s a uniquely vulnerable to a Trump assault

    05/20/2016 12:36:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Anthony J. Gaughan, The Conversation
    She struggles with working-class whites. Then there are those unfavorables. Make no mistake, this won't be easy Last Tuesday was not a good day for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She lost the West Virginia primary to Bernie Sanders by about 15 points, a stinging setback for the presumptive Democratic nominee. Worse yet, Quinnipiac University released a series of polls from three key swing states with bad news for Clinton. The poll results showed Donald Trump with a 4-point lead over Clinton in Ohio and in a statistical tie with her in Pennsylvania and Florida. Most political analysts and pundits, myself included,...
  • Why Bernie is Going to Win

    05/20/2016 11:42:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Contributors The Blog ^ | May 12, 2016 | Frank Huguenard, Scientist, Film Maker and Speaker
    Bernie is going to win. The writing is on the wall that Hillary is most likely guilty of [at a minimum] unintentional espionage and probably much worse and it looks like an indictment at this point is imminent. There’s no doubt that the democratic establishment is also aware of this inevitability and is beginning to hedge their bets, albeit behind closed doors. It’s only a matter of time before the majority of the DNC begins to realize that Hillary is a liability to the party and once this tipping point occurs, establishment democrats will defect en masse like rats from...
  • Clinton fury with Sanders grows

    05/20/2016 5:45:12 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/2016 | Amie Parnes
    Fury against Bernie Sanders is growing in ClintonWorld. In public, Clinton aides and allies have kept their anger checked, decrying the rowdy outbursts at Nevada’s state convention last weekend but saying they believe Sanders will ultimately do the right thing by helping to unite the Democratic Party. Behind the scenes, however, they are seething that statements by the Vermont senator are just making matters works by further alienating his supporters from Clinton. The continued combat on the left is also complicating Clinton’s efforts to fully turn her attention to Donald Trump, who is reveling in the Democratic feuding. “This is...
  • The Case for Panicking (The Left is freaking out on new polls)

    05/19/2016 10:18:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Slate ^ | May 19, 2016 | Isaac Chotiner
    On Wednesday afternoon, Fox News released a new national poll showing Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton, 45 to 42 percent, a 10-point swing since the previous Fox survey a month ago. The poll sparked a discussion on social media, which included the usual caveats: It’s just one poll (true); Trump is almost certainly not leading Clinton by three points (also true: the pollster.com average has her up three points); professional Democrats enjoy freaking out (undeniably true); and we still have months of campaigning (sadly true). Trump got a bump for essentially wrapping up the Republican nomination; Clinton, meanwhile, is still...
  • Camille Paglia: PC feminists misfire again, as fearful elite media can’t touch Donald Trump

    05/19/2016 9:22:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | May 19, 2016 | Camille Paglia
    A boastful, millionaire New Yorker liked the company of beautiful women? This is why NYT can't lay a glove on Trump Zap! If momentum were a surge of electromagnetic energy, Donald Trump against all odds has it now. The appalled GOP voters he is losing seem overwhelmed in number by independents and crossover Democrats increasingly attracted by his bumptious, raucous, smash-the-cucumber-frames style. While it’s both riveting and exhilarating to watch a fossilized American political party being blown up and remade, it’s also highly worrisome that a man with no prior political experience and little perceptible patience for serious study seems...
  • Trump Leads Hillary!,Well Juan Williams? Who Looks Like A Complete Fool Now?

    05/19/2016 2:45:53 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 79 replies
    For the last 18 to 24 months, many of us have been watching The Five, and watching Juan Williams trying to convince us that "Hillary Is Way Ahead" of any potential GOP/Democrat candidate. No One Can Beat Hillary!, Well, here we are about a year or so later, and now we have Donald Trump leading Hillary? Anyone watching "The Five" now? Juan can't explain any of this. But hey, we all saw this coming! Awe, Poor Juan Williams! now he has to go home tonight with three feet of toilet paper stuck to his pants.
  • EXCLUSIVE–Clinton Rape Accuser Juanita Broaddrick:

    05/18/2016 3:54:27 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2016 | Aaron Klein
    "NY Times Should Interview Bill’s Alleged Female Victims" During an interview today, Bill Clinton’s rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick suggested the New York Times spend the same amount of energy investigating claims of sexual assault against Bill Clinton that the newspaper put into probing Donald Trump’s alleged past treatment of women.
  • Bernie Sanders is starting to get the "everybody hates Ted Cruz" treatment

    05/18/2016 1:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New Republic ^ | May 18, 2016 | Ryu Spaeth
    Bernie Sanders is starting to get the “everybody hates Ted Cruz” treatment. The ongoing battle between Sanders and the Democratic National Committee has revealed not only the extent of Sanders’s contempt for Democratic officials, but that the feeling is mutual. His refusal to take a harder line against supporters who have issued violent, sexist threats against Nevada Democratic Chair Roberta Lange, along with his suggestion that they were justified in their anger, has brought condemnation from prominent Democrats and emboldened them to make harsher criticisms of Sanders and his brand of populist, anti-establishment politics. Barney Frank has gone so far...
  • Hillary is running a painfully stupid campaign

    05/18/2016 10:05:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | John Podhoretz
    Another primary night for the Democrats and another difficult night for Hillary Clinton, who’s almost certainly going to be the Democratic nominee even though a great many Democrats are determined to make that as difficult as possible for her. She squeaked out a victory over Bernie Sanders in Kentucky — a state she won by 35 points in 2008 — before losing by a significant margin to Sanders in Oregon. Many Democrats are disenchanted with her ideologically, but that’s not the only reason she’s suffering. Hillary is a politician in the John Kerry mold — she does inexplicably self-destructive things...
  • Clinton discloses millions in book royalties, speaking fees

    05/18/2016 8:00:49 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 41 replies
    AP ^ | 05/18/2016 | STEPHEN BRAUN and KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton has filed financial documents showing that in 2015 she earned more than $5 million in royalties from her book "Hard Choices" and about $1.5 million in speaking fees before she launched her presidential campaign. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, continued his lucrative speaking tour through last November, reaping more than $5 million from banking, tech and other corporate interests.
  • KENTUCKY FREEFALL: Hillary Loses Quarter of a Million Votes from Her 2008 Primary Win

    05/18/2016 5:38:28 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/17/2016 | Jim Hoft
    It was another disastrous night for Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton lost nearly a quarter of a million votes tonight in Kentucky compared to her 2008 victory. Hillary won the Kentucky primary in 2008 with 459,511 votes. On Tuesday night Hillary pulled ahead of Bernie Sanders in Kentucky in the final minutes. With 99% of precincts reporting— Hillary has 212,549 votes to Bernie’s 210,626 votes.
  • Bernie is showing The Donald where to beat Hillary

    05/17/2016 10:53:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 15, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be so quick to write off her recent string of Rust Belt losses to Bernie Sanders. While they won’t spell an upset in the Democratic primary, they do portend similar losses in the general election to Donald Trump, who has a wide lead over her on the issue of handling jobs and the economy. Exit polls in West Virginia and Indiana show Democratic voters see jobs and the economy as the top issues facing the country, and they think global trade is hurting American workers. Growing anxiety over the economy, which is softening in President Obama’s final...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Donald Trump's VP Running Mates, But Do They Want It?

    Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson inadvertently exposed who may be on Donald Trump's list of possible running mates during Sunday's interview with The Washington Post. But those same politicians identified deflected the matter since the story surfaced. Following Carson's exit from the campaign in March, he endorsed Trump, quickly becoming a trusted advisor. His first big task was to lead the search for a vice presidential pick. By May 12, Carson's role on this V.P. Committee had ended, according to Carson's campaign manager Armstrong Williams, who told the Independent Journal that Carson did submit a list of potential nominees...
  • Trump Just Tweeted:

    05/16/2016 7:19:26 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 28 replies
    Trump Tweet ^ | 05/16/2016 | Donald Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 1h1 hour ago "In politics, and in life, ignorance is not a virtue." This is a primary reason that President Obama is the worst president in U.S. history!
  • Mexico warns of repercussions if remittances are blocked

    05/12/2016 7:11:40 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 76 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/12/2016 | Tracy Wilkinson
    If a new U.S. administration blocks the flow of remittances -- the estimated $20 billion that Mexicans working in the U.S. send home each year -- then joint efforts to stop money laundering and other illicit forms of finance will be dealt a dangerous setback, a senior Mexican official warned Thursday. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has vowed, if elected, to make Mexico pay to build a wall along the entire southwest border, even if it means impounding remittance payments.
  • Middle class takes financial hit in most US cities this century

    05/11/2016 7:56:29 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 16 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 05/11/2106 | Sam Fleming and Shawn Donnan
    More than four-fifths of America’s metropolitan areas have seen household incomes decline this century, according to new research that exposes the politically charged reality of middle-class decline at the heart of this year’s presidential election. The research on urban centres that are home to three-quarters of the US population shows that median household incomes, adjusted for the cost of living in the area, grew in just 39 out of 229 metro areas between 1999 and 2014.
  • Donald Trump: I'll release tax returns after audit

    05/11/2016 5:56:15 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/11/2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    (CNN)Donald Trump said Wednesday that he plans to release his taxes when an IRS audit is completed, despite telling the Associated Press the previous day before that he would not release his tax documents. "In interview I told @AP that my taxes are under routine audit and I would release my tax returns when audit is complete, not after election!" the real estate mogul tweeted Wednesday, after Trump's critics, including Mitt Romney and other Republicans, who have urged Trump to make his tax returns available.
  • James Simmons, Cruz Backer (16M$) gives becomes big Hillary Backer

    05/11/2016 8:01:53 AM PDT · by BereanBrain · 16 replies
    Hedge fund money that was going to Cruz is now going to Hillary. See at the 2:00 mark in the video linked below https://www.yahoo.com/news/wall-street-whistleblower-drops-clinton-111341360.html
  • Ted Cruz Might Take The Jon Snow Route With His Campaign

    05/11/2016 6:45:05 AM PDT · by scottycraig · 74 replies
    Cruz refuses to call his campaign dead. He said in the interview that he might resurrect his campaign if he sees a path towards victory. However, Cruz’s campaign has left enough supporters into position of power among the Republican delegates. These supporters can have a substantial impact even if Trump is the sole nominee left. Read more
  • WATCH: Donald Trump goes after Hillary Clinton on Benghazi with brutal new Instagram video

    05/10/2016 1:48:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 65 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/10/16 | Greg P
    One way to unite the GOP is with attack ads that work … like this, which ends with video of Hillary Clinton laughing while the diplomatic compound in Benghazi burns:
  • Trump Forces Didn't Just Beat the Establishment, They Overran It

    05/10/2016 11:02:35 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/10/2016 | Dante Chinni
    Donald Trump didn't just outlast a long list of Republican challengers to be the last man standing for the presidential nomination. He won by remaking the Republican Primary electorate itself. About 25.7 million people have voted in the 2016 Republican primaries and caucuses so far. That's about seven million more votes than were cast in the entire 2012 GOP presidential primary - and there are likely still well over two million votes yet to be cast in nine states this year, including in the nation's most populous state, California.