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  • See list of 98 top Republicans who refuse to back Trump

    05/06/2016 5:42:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn
    wnd ^ | 5/5/2016 | Garth Kant
    •Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich. •Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass. •Brian Bartlett •Glenn Beck •Michael Berry •Max Boot . •Brent Bozell •Bruce Carroll, GayPatriot.org •Jay Caruso •Mona Charen •Linda Chavez •Dean Clancy •Eliot Cohen •Former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn. •Charles C. W. Cooke •Doug Coon •Rory Cooper •Jim Cunneen •Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla. •Steve Deace •Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill. •Erick Erickson •Mindy Finn •David French •Jon Gabriel •Michael Graham •Jonah Goldberg •Alan Goldsmith •Stephen Gutowski •Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y. •Jamie Brown Hantman •Stephen Hayes •Doug Heye •Quin Hillyer •Ben Howe •Former Rep. Bob Inglis, R-S.C •Cheri Jacobus •Robert Kagan •Randy Kendrick, GOP...
  • Donald Trump’s Idea to Cut National Debt: Get Creditors to Accept Less

    05/06/2016 5:38:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2016 | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
    One day after assuring Americans he is not running for president “to make things unstable for the country,” the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, said in a television interview Thursday that he might seek to reduce the national debt by persuading creditors to accept something less than full payment. Asked whether the United States needed to pay its debts in full, or whether he could negotiate a partial repayment, Mr. Trump told the cable network CNBC, “I would borrow, knowing that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal.” He added, “And if the economy was good, it...
  • Chronicles Mag May Be an Option for Some Former NR Readers

    05/06/2016 5:29:45 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 2 replies
    05.06.16 | chickensoup
    I have been a subscriber to National Review for a number of years. I have found its political content within the past few years, to be more focused on the status quo. I still read it for its film and book reviews, but it has lost a lot of ground. I also subscribe to both Chronicles and First Things and the Atlantic (to find out what the elite are supposed to think). Chronicles has always been a little bit edgy and sometimes, IMHO, a little over the top. However, I have seen that recently it has broadened its outlook and...
  • Pennsylvania Making Millions by Selling Your Driver's Record.

    05/06/2016 5:29:07 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 2 replies
    NBC10 Philadelphia ^ | Friday, May 6, 2016 | NBC10.com
    The information on your driver’s license is a gold mine and Pennsylvania is cashing in. The NBC10 Investigators found the state has earned more than $157 million since 2010 selling driver records. An NBC10 analysis of the more than 32,000 private companies and government agencies to which PennDOT sold driver information, traced it to every state in the country. The companies include credit agencies, insurance companies and car dealerships. The information PennDOT sold includes names, addresses, and driving histories.
  • Jamba Juice Announces That It Will Move To Texas

    05/06/2016 5:21:55 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    SFGate ^ | 05/05/2016 | Bay City News Service
    The owner of Jamba Juice, which makes specialty beverage and food items including fruit smoothies, will move its headquarters from Emeryville to a Dallas suburb over the next six months, the company announced. Jamba Inc. chief executive David Pace said in a press release and a regulatory filing that the high cost of doing business in the Bay Area is a large reason why the company is moving to Frisco, Texas.
  • Markets At Crossroads: Huge Moves Brewing In Stocks And Gold

    05/06/2016 4:50:52 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 9 replies
    Barchart ^ | May 05, 2016 | Taki Tsaklanos
    Seldom have we seen so many assets and indicators at decision points simultaneously! We see stocks, gold, and the U.S. dollar trading at extremely important levels, all in conjunction. Note that this is not according to technical analysis, but our intermarket analysis and chart patterns.First, as indicated in recent analysis, risk indicators in U.S. stocks have turned positive in recent weeks. That suggest a bullish outcome for stocks, almost exactly at their breakout level. We prefer to let the market do its work, and so far we have not seen a breakout. But there are sufficient signs that it is in the making. As stocks are testing key resistance, the U.S. dollar...
  • Trump Picks Former Goldman Partner And Soros Employee As Finance Chairman

    05/06/2016 4:49:36 AM PDT · by Milhous · 25 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 05/05/2016
    In an oddly ironic twist, today Donald Trump announced that he has picked as chairman of his newly launched fundraising operation none other than a former employee of the bank he has repeatedly criticized in the past, and which he used as a foil to criticize Ted Cruz: Goldman Sachs. Trump announced that heading up his own personal fundraising operation as national finance chairman will be Steven Mnuchin, a long-time business associate, chairman and CEO of the hedge fund Dune Capital. More importantly, however, he spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs where he was most recently a Partner, having built...
  • Thousands of Jews Pray at the Grave of Biblical Joshua, Who Conquered Israel

    05/06/2016 4:39:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | May 5, 2016 | Ariella Mendlowitz
    Thousands of Jews Pray at the Grave of Biblical Joshua, Who Conquered Israel [PHOTOS] By Ariella Mendlowitz May 5, 2016 , 1:30 pm “And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him; and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.” Deuteronomy 34:9 (The Israel Bible™) Thousands of Ultra Orthodox Jewish men entered the Palestinian village of Kif al Harat, in the West Bank, accompanied by Israeli soldiers, to pray at the tombs of Yehoshua Ben Nun and Kaleb Ben Yepune, on...
  • DOJ Decides It Won’t Call People ‘Felons’ Or ‘Convicts’ Because Hurts Their Feelings

    05/06/2016 4:37:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    Daily caller ^ | May 4, 2016 | Casey Harper
    An official with the Department of Justice said the agency will no longer call people “felons” or “convicts” after they are released from prison because it is too hard on them emotionally. Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason wrote a piece in The Washington Post Wednesday saying “many of the formerly incarcerated men, women, and young people I talk with say that no punishment is harsher than being permanently branded a ‘felon’ or ‘offender.'” Mason said the decision is not to condone their behavior, but to use words to help them reenter society. In my role as head of the division...
  • Ben Sasse and #NeverTrump’s Pedophile Problem

    05/06/2016 4:19:43 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 44 replies
    Danger and Play ^ | May 5, 2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Ben Sasse and the rest of the GOP elite claim Trump is a menace who must be stopped “on principle.” Sasse and others have criticized Trump for not disavowing racists quickly enough (even though Trump disavowed racists repeatedly). Sasse has a bigger problem – he supported a pedophile. Some suspect he used his position of authority to enable abuse. Ben Sasse was in charge of supervising underage boys, who were later abused by members of Congress. Ben Sasse was a tutor in the Congressional page program from 1996 to 1998. The Congressional page program brings underage boys to Congress to...
  • Michael Moore: "Nobody Should Treat" Donald Trump Like A "Joke" Now

    05/06/2016 4:06:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File,” liberal filmmaker Michael Moore reacted to the likelihood of Donald Trump being the Republican presidential nominee.
  • Stiff Fines Proposed For EU Members That Refuse to Admit Asylum Seekers

    05/06/2016 3:50:50 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 23 replies
    Under a new proposal by the European Commission (EC), members of the European Union (EU) would be fined 250,000 euros ($285,000 USD) for every asylum seeker from the Middle East and North Africa they refuse to accept from a fellow EU country.
  • Royal Navy fires warning shots as Spanish vessel harasses US sub in Gibraltar

    05/06/2016 3:38:59 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 15 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 2016, 5 May | Ben Farmer, defence correspondent
    The Royal Navy fired flares to warn off a Spanish patrol boat approaching an American nuclear submarine off Gibraltar. The fast patrol boat HMS Sabre fired warning shots across the bow of a Guardia Civil vessel as it twice tried to cut across the path of USS Florida during an incursion into Gibraltar’s waters. Gibraltar says Spanish vessels regularly stray deep into its territorial waters and the Foreign Office has attacked the incursions as provocative. But defence sources said it was rare for a Royal Navy vessel to fire flares and it had only happened a couple of times in...
  • Importing Terror-Obama's plan to accelerate vetting of Syrian refugees for US entry [scholarships]

    05/06/2016 3:31:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 6, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    Importing Terror Obama's plan to accelerate vetting of Syrian "refugees” for U.S. entry. May 6, 2016 Joseph Klein    President Obama is willing to gamble with the lives of American citizens. He is intent on emptying Guantanamo of as many of the detainees as possible, even as some of the released jihadists have returned to the battlefield to fight against our soldiers. Now the Obama administration is reportedly planning to accelerate the screening process for Syrians claiming refugee status, so that they can be rapidly resettled in communities across the United States. The Washington Free Beacon has reported that,...
  • Rep. Darrell Issa Endorses Donald Trump For President

    05/06/2016 3:19:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    California political insider James Lacey announced Thursday on Varney & Company that former House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has endorsed Donald Trump for President.
  • Latinos,Bernie Sanders Fans Protest Hillary Clinton In L.A.

    05/06/2016 3:16:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    MONTEREY PARK, California — Protesters took to the streets outside East Los Angeles College on Thursday to demonstrate against Democrat presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who was inside the college gymnasium for a Cinco de Mayo campaign rally.
  • Donald Trump Draws 12,000 At Campaign Rally In West Virginia, Talks Coal And General Election

    05/06/2016 3:08:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of more than 12,000 people in West Virginia at the Charleston Civic Center on Thursday night.
  • Donald Trump Creates Widespread Confusion Telling W.VA Voters to "Stay Home" (VOTE TUESDAY)!

    05/06/2016 2:51:19 AM PDT · by onyx · 79 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump Creates Widespread Confusion Telling West Virginia Voters to “Stay Home” Posted on May 5, 2016 - 11:30pm Candidate Donald Trump scored what appears to be an ‘own goal’ against his candidacy earlier this evening when he told supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia not to vote for him. “Now what I want you to do is save your vote,” Trump told the crowd in Charleston, West Virginia. “You know, you don’t have to vote anymore. Save your vote for the general election, OK? Forget this one, the primary is gone.” (link) Immediately social media erupted with people...
  • Donald Trump Is The Nominee But Every State Needs To Keep Voting!

    05/06/2016 2:34:03 AM PDT · by onyx · 12 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | MAY 6, 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump Is The Nominee But Every State Needs To Keep Voting! Posted on May 6, 2016 Candidate Ted Cruz and candidate John Kasich have officially “suspended” their campaign efforts to win the republican nomination. However, the campaign effort to deliver a resounding win for Donald Trump continues.Yes, a major hurdle has been crossed – Donald Trump is now the last remaining candidate running for the nomination, but that doesn’t mean the push through the last remaining states should be any less important. Every vote counts. Every delegate matters.Anyone who is inclined toward complacency needs only to look at the reaction...
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show May 6 2016

    05/06/2016 2:30:06 AM PDT · by GregB · 1 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • North Carolina Officials Say They’ll Defy Federal Deadline on Bathroom Law

    05/06/2016 2:05:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | ALAN BLINDER and RICHARD FAUSSET
    RALEIGH, N.C. — The Republican leaders of North Carolina’s General Assembly defiantly announced Thursday that they would not meet a Monday deadline to suspend or repeal a state law limiting bathroom access for transgender people, setting up a potential legal showdown over what has become one of the nation’s most explosive cultural issues. “We will take no action by Monday,” said Tim Moore, the speaker of the State House of Representatives, referring to the deadline the Justice Department gave the state to tell federal officials whether the law would stand. “That deadline will come and go.” Though Mr. Moore criticized...
  • Liberal Kids Get the Golden Ticket....

    05/06/2016 1:59:40 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5 May 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Usually, the admission of another rich child of privilege to the selective liberal finishing school known as Harvard is a non-story. But in the case of Malia Obama, it provides yet another example of the cynical elitism of modern liberals. FULL STOP: This is where liberal liars will try to distract you from the glaring hypocrisy of the elite by accusing me of attacking the innocent child of Barack Obama. It’s unclear whether this reflexive misdirection is the result of them being too stupid to understand an argument or whether they are simply falling back on their default move, dishonesty,...
  • LAPD hacked into iPhone of slain wife of 'Shield' actor, documents show

    05/06/2016 12:01:30 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | By Matt Hamilton and Richard Winton
    Los Angeles police investigators obtained a method to open the locked iPhone belonging to the slain wife of "The Shield" actor Michael Jace, according to court papers reviewed by The Times. LAPD detectives found an alternative way to bypass the security features on the white iPhone 5S belonging to April Jace, whom the actor is accused of killing at their South L.A. home in 2014, according to a search warrant filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The bypass occurred earlier this year, during the same period that the FBI was demanding that Apple unlock the iPhone 5C of San...
  • Six Aspects Of Donald Trump’s Pro-Gun Push

    05/05/2016 11:39:00 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 5, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a plan to defend gun rights in general and the Second Amendment in particular. The plan is visible in the policies set forth by Trump as well as his understanding of the value of the Second Amendment and the freedoms it guards. Here are six aspects of his plan. National Reciprocity for Concealed Carry... Understands Concealed Carry As ‘A Right, Not A Privilege...’ Opposes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban... Opposes Expansion of Background Checks... Supports ‘Harsh Penalties’ For Gun Crime... Arm U.S. Troops On Military Bases...
  • Club for Growth backs off Trump threat

    05/05/2016 11:02:57 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | May 4, 2016 | Burgess Everett
    The Club for Growth's PAC, after warning Republican candidates that backing Donald Trump could cost them the group's support, is giving conservatives a pass now that the business mogul has effectively locked up the nomination. Club for Growth Action, which has been spending millions to try and sink Trump, had told its preferred candidates and those vying for its support to stay away from Trump. But on Wednesday a spokesman for Club for Growth Action, said that with Ted Cruz and John Kasich out of the race, candidates are freed from those restrictions...
  • The Ted Cruz shadow campaign has started

    05/05/2016 7:16:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 243 replies
    Ted Cruz "suspended" his campaign, but that doesn't mean his SuperPAC has stopped. They're still sending out emails.
  • The GOP resistance to Donald Trump

    05/05/2016 10:27:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner, CNN
    <p>Donald Trump's march to the White House encountered fierce resistance from his own party Thursday as senior lawmakers hesitated to endorse him, party luminaries said they'd skip his nominating convention and others pondered the potential of a third-party bid.</p>
  • Another Bill Clinton Paramour Exposes 'Enabler' Hillary (devastating article)

    05/05/2016 10:27:34 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    wnd ^ | 5-5-16 | Corsi
    NEW YORK – Dolly Kyle met Bill Clinton on a golf course in Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1959 when she was 11 years old and Billy – as she has always called him – was 12. It was love at first sight, as Kyle says in a new book timed for the 2016 election in which she discloses the details of her decades-long affair with the Democratic presidential candidate’s husband. In “Hillary the Other Woman: A Political Memoir,” Kyle describes her first encounter with Bill Clinton as akin to being hit by a thunderbolt, what her Italian family called a...
  • Los Angeles Jury Convicts 'Grim Sleeper' of 10 Murders

    05/05/2016 9:54:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu May 5, 2016 | Scott Glover and Paul Vercammen
    Lonnie David Franklin, Jr., a one-time garbage truck driver and LAPD garage attendant, was found guilty Thursday of murdering nine women and one girl over a span of three decades, making him one of the most prolific serial killers in California history. Jurors took less than two days to convict Franklin of all charges against him, including the attempted murder of a woman who survived a 1988 attack. He was dubbed "The Grim Sleeper" because of a 13-year gap between slayings attributed to him. Franklin, who has close-cropped hair and wears glasses, stared straight ahead and remained silent during the...
  • Sheldon Adelson Says He Will Support Donald Trump

    05/05/2016 9:26:40 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/5/2016 | Thomas Kaplan and Maggie Haberman
    The casino magnate Sheldon G. Adelson said on Thursday night that he would support Donald J. Trump now that he has become the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee. “Yes, I’m a Republican, he’s a Republican,” Mr. Adelson said in a brief interview. “He’s our nominee. Whoever the nominee would turn out to be, any one of the 17 — he was one of the 17. He won fair and square.”
  • Trump says he’ll name running mate at convention

    05/05/2016 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Terry Spencer and Jonathan Lemire&#8201;|&#8201;AP
    Donald Trump said Thursday that he will name his vice presidential pick at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July. Speaking in an interview with The Associated Press, Trump said that it was still early in the process to select a running mate, but that he would soon form a committee to begin vetting running mates. “It is early — we just won yesterday,” Trump said. “I will announce it at the convention. A lot of people are interested.” Trump has said he intends to pick a Republican with prior government experience. Trump has not yet reached the number...
  • Trump returns to campaign trail, targets Clinton on coal

    05/05/2016 8:32:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jill Colvin&#8201;
    Republican Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail for his first rally as his party’s presumptive nominee on Thursday night, delivering a series of searing attacks against likely rival Hillary Clinton and making clear he has no intention of toning down the rhetoric that drove his spectacular rise. Trump, arriving to John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” betrayed a hint of wistfulness about wrapping up the nomination more quickly than he and his aides had expected. Rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich suddenly ended their campaigns this week, making his visit to West Virginia, which votes May 10, largely...
  • Investigators: Scant evidence Clinton had malicious intent in handling of emails

    05/05/2016 8:17:51 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 154 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Matt Zapotosky
    Prosecutors and FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server have so far found scant evidence that the leading Democratic presidential candidate intended to break classification rules, though they are still probing the case aggressively with an eye on interviewing Clinton herself, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter. FBI agents on the case have been joined by federal prosecutors from the same office that successfully prosecuted 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui — and who would handle any Edward Snowden case, should he ever return to the country, according to the U.S. officials familiar with the matter....
  • Baltimore police warn motorists of armed carjackings after deliberate fender benders

    05/05/2016 8:16:08 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 34 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4 May 2016 | Kevin Rector
    Baltimore police are recommending motorists lock their (car) doors and call 911 during minor fender benders in the city after a string of incidents in which bumps from behind turned into armed carjackings. - snip - "The criminals are still committing these crimes even after we have made several arrests," Worley wrote, advising residents to "call 911 immediately, lock your doors and remain in your vehicle" if they are bumped from behind.
  • 'Take my brother first' (For years, Australia’s bravest boy was overlooked...)

    05/05/2016 8:08:48 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 16 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 6th May 2016 | John Tyson
    "TAKE my brother first." These were the final words spoken by a shy 13-year-old boy: my son, Jordan, while trapped in the 2011 Queensland floods. When help arrived, Jordan's first thought was not of himself. It was of his younger brother Blake, then just 10. They must've been terrified. Jordan couldn't swim; gushing water and chaos surrounded him. He could've panicked but instead he helped rescuers Warren and Chris, civilians like you and I, reach the car. Jordan was closest and time was almost up, so they grabbed for him to take him to safety. Instead he pushed them away...
  • ISIS Militants Seize Gas Field in Eastern Syria

    05/05/2016 8:00:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 5 May 2016
    ISIS militants on Thursday captured the main Shaer gas field in eastern Syria in the first gain for the ultra hardline fighters in the Palmyra desert area since they lost the ancient city in March, rebel sources and a monitor said. Amaq, a news agency affiliated to the militants, said they had taken over the gas field area and its facility where Syrian troops were stationed and killed at least 30 soldiers and gained large caches of heavy weapons including tanks and missiles.
  • Yazidi Women Leave Behind Lives, Family to Fight ISIS

    05/05/2016 7:57:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 5 May 2016 | Ahmed Jadallah with Emily Wither
    When ISIS swept into the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar in 2014, a few young Yazidi women took up arms against the militants attacking women and girls from their community. “They took eight of my neighbors and I saw they were killing the children,” Asema Dahir told Reuters last month at a checkpoint near a front line north of Mosul. Dressed in military fatigues, the 21-year-old is now part of an all-female unit in the Kurdish peshmerga forces, which have played an important role in pushing back ISIS in northern Iraq.
  • Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers More Hillary Clinton Emails Withheld from State Department

    05/05/2016 6:59:37 PM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 5/5/2016 | Press Release
    Judicial Watch today released new State Department emails (one batch of 103 pages, the second of 138 pages) that again appear to contradict statements by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department and that she did not use her clintonemail.com system until March 18, 2009. Judicial Watch recently released Clinton State Department emails dating from February 2009 that also call into question her statements about her emails.
  • Rob Reiner Says Trump Supporters Are Racist

    05/05/2016 6:46:30 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 88 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 5/5/2016 | Alan Moore
    Morning Joe co-anchor Willie Geist asked Reiner, "There are millions and millions of people who do not watch this show that actually like what they hear from Donald Trump. And they aren't taking messages and orders from us in the media. But they listen to what he says for themselves and vote for him. How do you explain that?" "There are a lot of people who are racist," Reiner quickly replied.
  • New York Post: Sports Illustrated’s Caitlyn Jenner Cover Is An Act of Desperation

    05/05/2016 6:43:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | 3:01pm | Kirsten Fleming
    Sports Illustrated is throwing all of the laws out of the window and reportedly splashing a nearly nude 66-year-old woman across its cover to sell some magazines. So why is this prestigious sports publication banking on a nekked senior citizen to deliver the dollars and the buzz? If that imagery was such a slam-dunk, AARP would have built a franchise off the bare wrinkly bums of retirement-village-dwelling women across this great land. The short answer is that this isn’t just any 66-year-old woman — it’s transgender activist and athlete Caitlyn Jenner, who will reportedly grace a summer cover in nothing...
  • A Watershed Moment (for Trump)

    05/05/2016 6:36:51 PM PDT · by GilGil · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/5/2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    ...How ironic it would be to see the Republicans united at their convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in July; followed by the Democrats a week later in Philadelphia, still fighting over who should be their nominee... While many will tout the most recent poll, (CNN/ORC poll conducted April 28-May 1) that has Clinton leading Trump by 54 percent to 41 percent, as a portending his sure defeat in the fall, they are wrong. Clinton is very beatable, especially by Trump...
  • CNN: FBI likely to Interview Clinton Soon In Emails Probe

    05/05/2016 6:36:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 5, 2016 9:04pm EDT | | BY MARK HOSENBALL
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is likely to interview Hillary Clinton in the next few weeks about her use of a private email server while she was U.S. secretary of state and have already interviewed some of her aides, CNN reported on Thursday. The nine-month investigation into whether laws were broken as a result of the server kept in her New York home has overshadowed Clinton's campaign to become the Democratic Party's candidate in November's presidential election. With only a few states left to vote in primary elections, she retains a commanding lead over her rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders...
  • First on CNN: Rick Perry endorses Donald Trump for president

    05/05/2016 6:19:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dana Bash, CNN
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNN Thursday he will support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee and will do everything he can do to help him get elected. "He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves this country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them," Perry said Thursday.
  • FBI Is Coordinating Its Hillary Interview With Her Campaign Schedule (barf alert!)

    05/05/2016 6:10:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Daily Calller ^ | 3 hours ago | Chuck Ross
    The FBI is reportedly coordinating with Hillary Clinton’s campaign schedule in order to find a time to interview the presidential candidate about her private email server, CNN reports. Investigators have already interviewed several of Clinton’s top State Department aides, including Huma Abedin, the network reported on Thursday. Some of those aides have been interviewed several times. The next step in the investigation — which is looking into whether any classified information was mishandled on Clinton’s server — will be to interview Clinton herself. But that poses a problem because she is in the heat of a presidential campaign. And with...
  • Joe Paterno Was Told Of Child Abuse By Jerry Sandusky In 1976 Per Report

    Joe Paterno was told as early as 1976 that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually molested young boys according to a new report. A child apparently reported to Paterno that he was sexually abused by Sandusky in 1976. This came to light via a court order during a related insurance coverage case involving Penn State. The line in the court order says the following: “in 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU’s Head Coach Joseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky.” The court order also cites references to incidents in 1987 and 1988 in which...
  • Former GOP Presidential Nominee Bob Dole Will Attend RNC In July, As Undecided Delegate

    05/05/2016 5:06:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 35 replies
    Breaking News.com ^ | May 05, 2016, 04:52 PM GMT
    Former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole will attend RNC in July but will not commit to voting for party's nominee in November
  • Heads Up - Washington State Primary - Don't Let Guard Down

    05/05/2016 4:35:55 PM PDT · by DEEP_e · 27 replies
    Cannot confirm definitively, but the twitterverse has reports that people are getting texts from active Cruz Campaign to still vote Cruz. Don't let our guard down! quote from another forum: "Garbage in the wind. My son in law is on Washington State RNC committee. Just phoned. Ted Cruz is still advertising & courting Delegates ." https://twitter.com/umpire43/status/728267427717459969 "@realDonaldTrump BEWARE of Cruz!! He is still advertising in upcoming States saying vote for me to Stop Trump from 1237" https://twitter.com/umpire43/status/728265903230603264
  • 9 HOUSE MEMBERS PUSH FOR MORE H-2B VISAS

    05/05/2016 4:24:31 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 21 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | 5/4/2016 | NumbersUSA
    Nine House Members, headed by Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.), sent a letter to the Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security asking them to continue the increase of H-2B visas that was approved in the omnibus spending bill last year. The H-2B visa is a non-agricultural guest-worker program for low-skilled foreign workers for temporary or seasonal work. The visas are most commonly requested by the hospitality, food service, and landscaping industries. The omnibus spending bill, which was scored by NumbersUSA, quadrupled the number of H-2B visas for 2016. There is an annual cap of 66,000 for H-2B visas but the omnibus excluded...
  • FBI interviews Clinton aides including Huma Abedin as part of email probe

    05/05/2016 3:41:22 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/5/2016 | Evan Perez, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz
    (CNN)—Some of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, including her longtime adviser Huma Abedin, have provided interviews to federal investigators, as the FBI probe into the security of her private email server nears completion, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation tell CNN. The investigation is still ongoing, but so far investigators haven't found evidence to prove that Clinton willfully violated the law the U.S. officials say.In recent weeks, multiple aides have been interviewed -- some more than once, the officials said. A date for an FBI interview of Clinton has not been set, these officials said, but is expected in the coming...
  • Paul Ryan Faces Tea Party Primary Challenger

    05/05/2016 3:27:14 PM PDT · by central_va · 32 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/28/16 | J. Brufke
    Eric Odom, a Wisconsin-based political consultant, said the soon-to-be-candidate feels “betrayed” by Ryan’s positions on trade and immigration. “It’s very personal for him,” he told the Washington Times. “He intends to run a full-scale candidacy that will shake up the establishment in a profound way.” Odom revealed the unnamed challenger has donated to the nine-term congressman, but feels it is time for a change.