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  • Pollster Zogby: Trump Just Weeks From Running Out of Gas

    08/26/2015 7:48:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 108 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 25, 2014 | Bill Hoffmann
    "I just don't see how he sustains this over a long period of time. Frankly, I give it another month … mid-September," Zogby, CEO of Zogby Analytics, said Tuesday to J.D. Hayworth on "Newsmax Prime." "So much of [Trump's campaign] is based on being outrageous. How long can you be outrageous? And be outrageous every single day is what he's being." "As soon as he puts together two or three days where there isn't anything outrageous, where the press isn't there, where he just doesn't get this kind of attention, he himself may very well just get bored with that....
  • Ted Cruz Is the Only Candidate Using Trump to His Advantage

    08/28/2015 11:47:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Esquire Magazine ^ | August 28, 2015 | Charles P. Pierce
    The Texas senator has so far avoided confronting Donald Trump, and now he's trying to get the ear of Trump's audience.​(Optional Video Accompaniment To This Post) OK, credit where it's due. Tailgunner Ted Cruz is the only other candidate in the Republican field who has reacted smartly to the sudden arrival of the Libidinous Visitor. While shoring up his natural base of support from the Bible-banging hayshakers in Iowa, Cruz also has refrained from trying to harsh the mellow of the Summer of Trump. And now he's pulled the shrewdest play of all. The Texas GOP senator's campaign announced Thursday...
  • Sarah Palin to interview Donald Trump, Jeb Bush (!!!)

    08/28/2015 11:50:09 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/2015 | HADAS GOLD
    Sarah Palin will interview Donald Trump and Jeb Bush on Friday night on the One America News Network, the former Alaska governor announced on her Facebook page. Read more: [http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/08/sarah-palin-donald-trump-interview-2016-election-213134#ixzz3k8ZEd4ty](http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/08/sarah-palin-donald-trump-interview-2016-election-213134#ixzz3k8ZEd4ty)
  • Jorge Ramos: Envisioning ‘Trumpland,’ what America would look like if Trump were president

    08/28/2015 11:59:47 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 82 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 08/28/2015 | Jorge Ramos
    Let’s imagine for a moment the kind of country that Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential hopeful, wants America to become if he’s elected. “Trumpland” would feature a 1,954-mile-long wall along the United States’ border with Mexico, to be constructed after the deportation of more than 11 million undocumented immigrants. Of course, Trump would ensure that the U.S.-born children of these immigrants lose their right to American citizenship, so they’d be deported as well. As Trump sees it, with the border wall up and the immigrants out, the U.S. could be a great nation again
  • Even in college, Donald Trump was brash (fun article)

    08/28/2015 11:51:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | Matt Viser
    The new student arrived at Penn’s Wharton business school in 1966, driving a Ford convertible and sporting a mop of blond hair as outsized as his ambitions. A junior transfer from Fordham University in the Bronx, the young man was an outsider on the Ivy League campus in Philadelphia, with few friends. But that did not temper his swagger. When a professor asked students in his small class why they had chosen to study real estate, the new student stood up. “I’m going to be the king of New York real estate.” The professor peered over his tortoiseshell glasses and...
  • Hillary: Republicans who want to defund Planned Parenthood are pretty much terrorists

    08/28/2015 11:32:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15 | Robert Laurie
    The stench of desperation Let’s say you’ve been in politics for thirty or forty years. You’re crooked, corrupt, and mad with power. Your long history of deceit is well documented, but you’ve decided it’s your turn to be President. So, you’re running for the nation’s top job. To your consternation, your campaign is being decimated by your own checkered past. You’re primarily known as a dishonest, untrustworthy, liar. What do you do? HTML5 video is not supported! Special: Remove Bags and Wrinkles From Your Eyes With Two Simple Steps Well, if Hillary Clinton is any indication, you become desperate to...
  • Dem Rep Grayson: Trump Supporters "Racist" Worst 1.2 Percent In America

    08/28/2015 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday night on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes,” Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), Democratic hopeful for U.S. Senate, said supporters of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump are racist and “the worst 1.2 percentin America.”
  • Donald Trump’s polling no longer looks like a bubble set to burst

    08/28/2015 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 53 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 28 at 1:50 PM | Philip Bump
    We noted early this month that Donald Trump's lead in the polling emerged quickly and ferociously — but that it was hardly unprecedented. In the 2012 cycle, both Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich saw similar surges into the lead, only to watch those leads recede just as rapidly a few weeks later. When we looked at this a few weeks ago, the comparison looked like this: Trump, like Perry and Gingrich, topped out at a bit above a 10-percentage-point lead. But then that lead held. Here's what that graph looks like now: We've increased the scale, because we wanted to...
  • Donald Trump Sparks GOP Soul - Searching

    08/28/2015 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Brad Schaeffer
    A well-intentioned article by Noah Rothman in Commentary Magazine offers that Donald Trump’s supporters are the right wing’s version of Obama’s vacuous “Hope and Change” acolytes. Says Rothman: “Trump is the right’s Obama, insofar as his policy preferences are ill-defined, pliable, and reflective of whatever the audience immediately before him wants them to be.” Such comparisons short-change Trump’s supporters.
  • The Daily 202: Trump says maybe America should try making a jerk president

    08/28/2015 11:19:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | August 28, 2015 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    GREENVILLE, S.C.—As Donald Trump studied the crosstabs of a recent poll, his favorite hobby since he started leading in all of them, he was pleased, he said, to see that GOP primary voters perceive him as better equipped than his rivals to handle the economy, national security and even social issues. But one nugget in the survey nagged at the New York billionaire. “The only thing I did badly on was: Is he a nice person? I was last in terms of niceness,” he said. Campaigning deep in the Bible Belt yesterday, the businessman spun this as an asset, not...
  • Hillary: 'Party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump'

    08/28/2015 11:17:33 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-28-2015 | Jonathan Swan
    Hillary Clinton is taking aim at the Republican presidential front-runner, proclaiming Friday that “the party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump.” In a fiery speech to the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) annual summer meeting in Minneapolis, Clinton told a cheering audience that the rest of the GOP presidential field is Donald Trump "without the pizzazz or the hair." Coming a day after a Trump speech where he had audience member pull his hair to prove it's his own, Clinton said, "A lot of people have said a lot of things about my hair over the years. So I...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Handling of Email Issue Frustrates Democratic Leaders

    08/28/2015 11:04:47 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/27/2015 | PATRICK HEALY, JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Democratic leaders are increasingly frustrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s failure to put to rest questions about her State Department email practices and ease growing doubts among voters about her honesty and trustworthiness. On top of that, many say, her repeated jokes and dismissive remarks on the email controversy suggest that she is not treating it seriously enough. Interviews with more than 75 Democratic governors, lawmakers, candidates and party members have laid bare a widespread bewilderment that Mrs. Clinton has allowed a cloud to settle over her candidacy — by using a private email server in the first place, since it...
  • "I did not send or receive material marked 'Classified' (on my server)" [Hillary news conf.]

    08/28/2015 11:02:21 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 43 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    During a news conference at the DNC in Minneapolis, MN, Hillary Clinton again reiterated that she did not send or receive material marked 'classified' on her private and unsecured email server. Nice word play you did there, Hillary, but whether or not classified information is marked as such or not is NOT the question or issue. The question is, "Did you send or receive CLASSIFIED INFORMATION (MARKED OR NOT) ON YOUR UNCLASSIFIED SERVER???" As Secretary of State, Hillary of ALL PEOPLE should be well aware of what information is classified or unclassified, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS MARKED.
  • EXCLUSIVE Townhall Media Poll: Trump-Mania Continues, Warning Signs for Hillary

    08/28/2015 10:26:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Guy Benson
    Townhall Media and Hot Air commissioned a national poll from Survey Monkey, with whom NBC News has partnered this election cycle. Our colleague Ed Morrissey offers a full demographic breakdown of the 1,783 respondents HERE, as well as an explanation of the organization's methodology. The partisan sample was D+10. Results, starting on the Republican side: (1) In accordance with other national polling, Donald Trump leads the primary battle among self-identified Republican voters, with 29 percent support. Ben Carson is in second place (10.45 percent), followed by Jeb Bush (9.59 percent), Marco Rubio (6.40 percent), and Carly Fiorina (5.97 percent). John...
  • Trump's teleprompter challenge trips up White House

    08/28/2015 10:02:32 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 43 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 8/26/15 3:53 PM | Susan Crabtree
    Trump's teleprompter challenge trips up White House By Susan Crabtree • 8/26/15 3:53 PM White House press secretary Josh Earnest got a little tongue-tied Wednesday after being asked what he thought of Donald Trump's suggestion that teleprompters ought to be outlawed. Veteran CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller asked him if such a uniform ban would affect the president "adversely." Since the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama has been known for his reliance on tele-prompters to deliver speeches and often rambles without one. "I don't have any … well … that's a tough one to respond to," Earnest admitted amid some...
  • The Beltway Brigade and Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 10:02:32 AM PDT · by mononymous
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/28/2015 | Mononymous1
    Trump's teleprompter challenge trips up White House By Susan Crabtree • 8/26/15 3:53 PM White House press secretary Josh Earnest got a little tongue-tied Wednesday after being asked what he thought of Donald Trump's suggestion that teleprompters ought to be outlawed. Veteran CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller asked him if such a uniform ban would affect the president "adversely." Since the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama has been known for his reliance on tele-prompters to deliver speeches and often rambles without one. "I don't have any … well … that's a tough one to respond to," Earnest admitted amid some...
  • Vanity-1973 Book Predicted Downfall of West Through Immigration

    The Camp of the Saints (Le Camp des Saints) is a 1973 French apocalyptic novel by Jean Raspail. The novel depicts a hypothetical setting whereby Third World mass immigration to France and the West leads to the destruction of Western civilization. Almost forty years after publication the book returned to the bestseller list in 2011. Granted the countries of orgin might be a little different but it is quite prescient for something written over 40 years ago.
  • Two Impossible Things That Could Happen in 2016

    08/28/2015 8:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Michael Barone
    "One can't believe impossible things," Alice objected. "I daresay you haven't had much practice," the Red Queen replied. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." You may be reading this sometime after breakfast, and six is a pretty large number of impossible things. But looking at developments in the 2016 campaign, I can see two impossible things -- impossible in the sense that almost every pundit (including me) ruled them out -- that might happen in the weeks and months...
  • Liberal Media Hound Mary Sanchez Doesn’t Get Away With Attack on Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 9:05:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/28/15 | Jerry Todd
    Early this week, Mary Sanchez of the Kansas City Star launched the typically mindless attack of a typically mindless liberal against Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. Coach is Right Staff Writer Jerry Todd answered Ms. Sanchez with facts, the simplest of weapons yet feared more than any other by envoys of the left. Here is Jerry’s response to Mary Sanchez. Dear Mary, Your highly emotional diatribe against Donald Trump missed a few points. The mockers call Trump bombastic, a showman, stupid, racist, etc. I’ll admit, both Obama and Trump are somewhat egomaniacal. Obama destroys everything in his path to accomplish his...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • The Hillary Clinton e-mail ‘scandal’ that isn’t [Washington Post Column Defends Hillary]

    08/28/2015 9:23:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/28/2015 | David Ignatius
    Does Hillary Clinton have a serious legal problem because she may have transmitted classified information on her private e-mail server? After talking with a half-dozen knowledgeable lawyers, I think this “scandal” is overstated. Using the server was a self-inflicted wound by Clinton, but it’s not something a prosecutor would take to court. “It’s common” that people end up using unclassified systems to transmit classified information, said Jeffrey Smith, a former CIA general counsel who’s now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents defendants suspected of misusing classified information. There are always these back channels,” Smith explained. “It’s...
  • Donald Trump Hits Jeb Bush: "If You Look At The Polls, He's Not Really Second Anymore"

    08/28/2015 9:23:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    RCP ^ | 8/28/15 | RCP
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump describes why he is not threatened by rival Jeb Bush on MSNBC's Morning Joe. DONALD TRUMP: If you look at the polls, he's not really second anymore. He's fourth and fifth in a lot of the polls. I've always assumed that he was going to be a primary competitor. I guess that's why I'm hitting him harder than others. You know, I like him. He's a nice person. He is a low energy person.
  • Have Republicans Grown Tired of Supporting the Rule of Law?

    08/28/2015 9:23:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | August 28, 2015 | MONA CHAREN
    Have Republicans Grown Tired of Supporting the Rule of Law? by MONA CHAREN August 28, 2015 Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was treated not as a political candidate but as a savior. Progressives fell into a swoon, typified by Newsweek editor Evan Thomas’s 2008 comment that “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above — above the world, he’s sort...
  • Liberal Hack JORGE RAMOS Talked About Stalking Trump 2-3 Weeks Before Iowa Confrontation

    08/28/2015 7:06:55 AM PDT · by McGruff · 43 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | Aug 28th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a press conference during a campaign stop in Dubuque, Iowa. During the press conference Trump was heckled and interrupted by Univision reporter, Jorge Ramos Jorge Ramos refused to wait his turn and refused to quit talking. Trump had Ramos escorted from the room for his outburst. Now we know that Ramos had been stalking Trump for weeks. He even spoke about “hunting” Trump in an earlier interview.
  • Megyn Kelly: The First Casualty in Donald Trump’s ‘Asymmetric’ War on Fox News

    2016 GOP frontrunner and billionaire Donald Trump already won his war with the Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly. She’s exposed as having a point of view, rather than being a purely impartial arbiter of news. Now he’s just having fun as a larger war between him and the network’s powers-that-be looms. In exposing Kelly, he’s employed at least parts of an unwritten playbook for political warfare his former, longtime aide–legendary GOP trickster Roger Stone–has laid out mostly informally over the years called “Stone’s Rules.” Stone hasn’t actually published the “Rules” anywhere, though some appear littered throughout his Twitter account and...
  • MEGYN KELLY: THE FIRST CASUALTY IN DONALD TRUMP’S ‘ASYMMETRIC’ WAR ON FOX NEWS

    08/28/2015 5:31:27 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August28,2015 | Matthew Bolye
    2016 GOP frontrunner and billionaire Donald Trump already won his war with the Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly. She’s exposed as having a point of view, rather than being a purely impartial arbiter of news. Now he’s just having fun as a larger war between him and the network’s powers-that-be looms. But what Trump has done in a truly special manner is expose that fallacy. It’s not that Trump’s war with Kelly isn’t petty—it is, and it is probably counterproductive to be fighting with a television personality for weeks on end as he’s soaring in the polls. He could be...
  • Killing happy women

    08/28/2015 8:12:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 28, 2015 | Deborah C. Tyler
    It appears that both Kate Steinle and Alison Parker were selected for death for being joyful, lovely American women living blessed lives. At the time of her murder, Kate Steinle’s brother said he believed that Francisco Sanchez chose Kate because she was so happy. Friends and family are describing Alison Parker, who was killed yesterday by a "gay" black man named Vester Flanagan, as overjoyed to be living her dream. Kate Steinle and Alison Parker were not killed by guns. They were killed by goaded men.
  • 14th Amendment Does NOT Give Citizenship to Aliens Born in the United States.

    08/27/2015 7:23:36 AM PDT · by dangus · 83 replies
    Based on Senate Hearings on proposing the 14th Amendment | 8-27-2015 | Dangus
    The chattering class insists that the 14th amendment automatically grants citizenship to children of illegal aliens. They do this by relying on the public's ignorance of the 14th amendment and the obscurity of the meaning of "under the jurisdiction thereof. The author of the 14th amendment was very clear when he proposed it, however: "This amendment, which I have offered is simply declaratory ... that every person born within the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not of course include persons born...
  • ‘Dream ticket’ Trump, Cruz to announce ‘something very big over the next two weeks in Washington’

    08/28/2015 6:25:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 08/28/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have united to fight the Iran nuclear agreement. On Thursday, the Texas senator invited the real estate mogul to join him in rallying against the deal on the Capitol grounds, and Trump accepted. The two Republican presidential candidates said they would do “something very big over the next two weeks in Washington.” Trump made his announcement after a campaign rally in South Carolina, referring to Cruz as “a friend of mine and a good guy.” The event will be sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America,...
  • Prediction Markets: Jeb Bush Likely to Beat Donald Trump for 2016

    08/27/2015 6:33:28 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 43 replies
    newsweek ^ | 8-26-2015 | Reuters
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump is dominating polls and capturing headlines in the Republican presidential race, but rival Jeb Bush is still the favorite of traders in political prediction markets. While Bush has been eclipsed by Trump in opinion polls, the former Florida governor is riding high with online traders who give him a 40 percent chance to capture the party's presidential nomination, according to prediction market aggregator PredictWise.com. Florida Senator Marco Rubio is a distant second with a 15 percent chance, and Trump has risen to third in recent weeks with 14 percent, according to PredictWise, which aggregates about a...
  • Jeb Bush: Dreamers Deserve A Path To Citizenship

    08/24/2015 3:49:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/15 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Given the opportunity to get to the White House, presidential candidate Jeb Bush would fight to grant Dreamers a path to citizenship while working to fix the broken immigration system in America. “I, as President, I would go to congress and change the law to give them not a residency but citizenship,” Bush said in Spanish during a meeting attended by this writer.
  • That Time Donald Trump Had A Meeting With DREAMers And Said "You Convinced Me" On Immigration

    08/28/2015 8:06:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 108 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | 8/26/2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. "You convinced me" Trump said as the meeting ended. Donald Trump with Antonia Tijerino, Estuardo Rodriguez, and DREAMer activists at his office in 2013. Courtesy Estuardo Rodriguez On an August day two years ago, Donald Trump was in a much different place: He was just a billionaire with the simple goal of connecting his beauty pageant business with the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Awards. So at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in...
  • The long, slow death of the rule of law in America

    08/27/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 66 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | TROY SENIK
    The most disturbing aspect of the scandal around Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state is not the former first lady’s penchant for secrecy. What’s truly unsettling is that it has been widely taken as read among both the media and the general public that Mrs. Clinton will likely avoid serious legal consequences for her behavior because the Justice Department is ultimately answerable to President Obama – and Democrats will not use the instruments of government to destroy one of their own. Whether that eventually proves true, the sentiment itself reveals a...
  • Donald Trump is the New Palin Only Richer and Meaner

    08/27/2015 10:01:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post's Latino Voices The Blog ^ | August 27, 2015 | Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. , Historian
    Jorge Ramos is the top news anchor at Univision and one of the most recognizable faces of the Latino community. On August 25, at a Donald Trump press conference in Dubuque, Iowa he was physically removed after asking tough questions on immigration to the presidential hopeful. Trump ordered him out after exclaiming "Go back to Univision". Once outside the conference room, one of Trump's supporters told Ramos: "It's not about you. Get out of my country! Get out! It's not about you." Those words translated Trump's true meaning. He has unleashed a campaign of hatred against the Latino community starting...
  • BREAKING: Megyn Kelly Leaving FOX?… Ailes Author Says “She Wants to Go Mainstream”

    08/28/2015 3:14:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 126 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/27/15 | Jim Hoft
    Author Gabriel Sherman went on with Steve Malzberg on NewsMax TV Thursday.Sherman wrote The Loudest Voice in the Room in 2014 on FOX News President Roger Ailes. Today he told Malzberg that Megyn Kelly wants to go mainstream and is keeping her options open.From the interview: Gabriel Sherman: In the days after the debate all of the emails and messages that FOX News was getting from their viewers were pro-Trump emails. Roger Ailes and his executives at FOX were shocked at the volume of the response. And, they really didn’t know what to do because their audience loves Trump. And...
  • Donald Trump trounces GOP field, Biden leads general election match-ups (Quinnipiac)

    08/27/2015 11:51:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    The Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, also shows Donald Trump smashing the GOP presidential competition garnering 28% support from registered Republican voters in the 17-member field. The real estate mogul's closest competitor is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who tallies 12%. Just 7% said they would vote for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a record low since November 2013. Those results show just how far both Trump -- now the Republican front-runner -- and Bush -- the old one -- have come. Bush led national polls for much of the first half of 2015, but was quickly dislodged by Trump, after...
  • Donald Trump on WDBJ-TV shootings: ‘This isn’t a gun problem; this is a mental problem’

    08/27/2015 6:00:03 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 127 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/27/2015 | David Sherfinski
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in the wake of Wednesday morning’s shooting deaths on live TV of a reporter and videographer in Virginia that it isn’t a gun problem but a “mental problem.” Asked Thursday on CNN’s “New Day” if he would do something different about gun policy, Mr. Trump said: “Well, I don’t think I would, because this is really a sick person. This isn’t a gun problem; this is a mental problem.” “Frankly, you know, a case like this, he snuck up on ‘em. Whether it was a gun or a knife or whatever it would have...
  • Exclusive: GOP Leadership Ignores Immigration Entirely in Town Hall Talking Points

    08/27/2015 7:14:02 PM PDT · by MichelleWSC3 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Republican legislators have gotten their messaging instructions from their top leaders: Tout unpopular free-trade measures during the August recess, ignore popular curbs on the migration that saps Americans’ wages. Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an internal August recess messaging instruction set for Republican legislators produced by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) 52% , who orchestrates the GOP Senators’ PR pitch. This 20-page messaging instruction manual seems to confirm prior reports by Breitbart News that Republican Congressional leadership has no plans to enact popular immigration reforms to curb large-scale migration. Each August, Senators and Congressmen return home to listen to constituents’ concerns...
  • Abortion and Down Syndrome [Zot!]

    08/25/2015 10:31:30 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/25/15 | Editorial Board
    It is tempting to dismiss the latest anti-choice salvo from Ohio lawmakers, which would criminalize abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, as a blatantly unconstitutional ploy that would never be enforced. That would be a mistake. The bill stands a disturbingly good chance of approval this fall by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature A similar bill passed in North Dakota in 2013 bans abortions on the grounds of fetal genetic anomalies, including Down syndrome. The law has not yet been enforced — under existing Supreme Court precedent it is hard to see how it could be — but...
  • All remaining Barnes & Noble locations closing in Queens

    08/28/2015 4:39:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    queenscourier.com ^ | august 27, 2015 | angela matua
    It’s the final chapter for Barnes & Noble in Queens, as the bookstore is shuttering its remaining location in The Bay Terrace shopping center in Bayside. A representative from Barnes & Noble declined to reveal the official closing date or who is expected to take over the property but did admit that the property owner declined to renew the company’s lease. “With Bayside, when our lease came back up for renewal the property owner notified us that they chose a tenant who was willing to pay rents far in excess of what we were willing to pay,” said David Deason, vice president of Barnes...
  • Raid of Rentboy, an Escort Website, Angers Gay Activists

    08/27/2015 8:02:38 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Aug, 26, 2015 | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    For some gay activists, it had shades of bathhouse raids and gay-bar roundups from decades ago. On Tuesday, federal authorities burst into the Union Square office of the gay-escort website Rentboy.com and arrested the chief executive and several employees on prostitution charges. Rentboy, which federal authorities called the biggest male-escort website, had been around for almost two decades, allowing escorts to pay to advertise themselves. It was well known in the gay community, hosting pool parties, dances and awards shows throughout the country. ... Mr. Walls said: “As the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, ICE is responsible...
  • Ron Sherman: Yellow cabs vs. Uber: Tale of the tax tape

    08/27/2015 7:13:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | august 27, 2015 | ron sherman
    It's easy to take yellow cabs for granted. Taxis are ubiquitous in the city, moving 500,000 New Yorkers, tourists and business travelers daily. But what do they really contribute to the local and state coffers? With new competition like Uber and all kinds of assertions and assumptions being made about the value of these businesses, it seemed like a good time to provide New Yorkers with the facts. In 2015, yellow-taxicab owners, drivers and passengers are estimated to contribute to the city and state: -$18 million in sales tax through the lease of taxicabs. -$94 million to the Metropolitan Transportation...
  • SMALL BUT HONEST COLUMNIST AGAIN FORCED TO CORRECT HIGHEST-RATED SHOW ON CABLE TV

    08/26/2015 10:27:55 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Ann Coulter
    To support his insane interpretation of the post-Civil War amendments as granting citizenship to the kids of illegal aliens, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly is now taking job applications for the nonexistent -- but dearly hoped-for -- Jeb! administration, live, during his show. (Apparently my debate with O'Reilly will be conducted in my column, Twitter feed and current bestselling book, Adios, America, against the highest-rated show on cable news.) Republicans have been out of the White House for seven long years, and GOP lawyers are getting impatient. So now they're popping up on Fox News' airwaves, competing to see who can...
  • How Republicans Can Win Back Conservatives - Passing the emotional purity test

    08/26/2015 11:13:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The GOP is panicking. And it should be. Conservatives are sending an angry unambiguous message to the party. The message can be read not only in the rise of Donald Trump, but also in the rise of Ben Carson. Republican voters are choosing candidates who don’t talk or seem like politicians. They have lost all faith in the Republican Party. And it’s hard to blame them. Conservatives poured time, energy and money into a party that promised to counter Obama and take back America. The GOP controls both houses of Congress and conservatives have nothing to show for it. Support...
  • A Mexican immigrant explains why she supports Trump

    08/26/2015 11:08:38 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 26, 2015 | Adam Banicki
    This woman was born in Mexico and legally immigrated to the US. At a panel hosted by Republican pollster Frank Luntz, she explained why she supports Donald Trump and his proposed wall.
  • Donald Trump Is Going to Lose Because He Is Crazy

    08/26/2015 11:05:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, and observers of the Republican Party, have concluded that Donald Trump’s gonzo commandeering of their presidential primary has defied their attempts to suppress it because he is crazy. This is broadly true, but not quite in the way Trump’s befuddled critics mean it. What they say is that Trump is winning because he attracts voters with nonsensical ideas. Lindsey Graham calls Trump “a huckster billionaire whose political ideas are gibberish.” Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson tells Evan Osnos, in Osnos’s paraphrasing, “anyone who runs for office discovers that some portion of the electorate is available to be enraged...
  • How Two Candidates Are Handling the Trump Effect

    08/26/2015 9:46:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | Lewis Morris
    No one ever assumed the Republican presidential nomination was going to be smooth sailing, with 17 announced candidates ranging from all walks of public and private life vying for the prize. But the candidacy, and we use that term loosely, of Donald Trump has changed the landscape in a way few could have imagined. Trump’s presence thus far has muted the inevitability of establishment star Jeb Bush — a good thing, in our estimation, despite the insistence of some Trump supporters that our criticism of The Donald automatically means we favor the heir to the Bush Dynasty. Unfortunately, it has...
  • Jorge Ramos to Megyn Kelly on Trump: ‘He tried to silence me’

    08/26/2015 9:34:34 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 135 replies
    Fusion ^ | Aug 26 2015 | Fusion
    Fusion’s Jorge Ramos appeared on Fox News Channel’s The Kelly File Wednesday evening to talk about his forced removal from Donald Trump’s press conference in Dubuque, Iowa on Tuesday. Ramos went to ask Trump about his immigration proposals, and specifically, how he plans on deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants. “The only thing that I wanted to do was to ask a question,” Ramos told host Megyn Kelly. “He tried to silence me and in this country you cannot do that. I’m a citizen, I’m an immigrant, I’m a reporter. And I have the right in this country to ask any...
  • Ricky Martin Pens Powerful Takedown of Donald Trump: "Enough Is Enough!"

    08/26/2015 9:34:08 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 89 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | 08/26/2015 | Rebecca Rose
    "The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party, has the audacity to continue to gratuitously harass the Latin community makes my blood boil," Ricky wrote. "When did this character assume he could make comments that are racist, absurd, and above all incoherent and ignorant about us Latinos?" He went on to write Trump's intentions were transparent: "Basically tell barbarities and lies to remain relevant in the public opinion, for votes or simply to stay on the media's radar." But it was the attack on Ramos, "one of...
  • Donald Trump -vs- The Decepticons – The Fight Against The Media….

    08/26/2015 9:32:02 PM PDT · by Amntn · 57 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/26/15 | Sundance
    Anyone who is viewing the battle between Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly as a representative battle of thin-skinned ego is entirely missing the point.