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  • Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, may have 'delivered favors' for friends, IG finds (grabbed tax dollars)

    08/04/2015 3:11:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 47 replies
    WashingtonExaminer.com ^ | 8/3/15 | Sarah Westwood
    An IG probe uncovered evidence that Hillary aide, Huma Abedin, took advantage of her special State Dept employment status that involved potential conflicts of interest, and Abedin pocketing overpayments of tax dollars. In a letter to Secy of State John Kerry, Sen. Chuck Grassley (Rep-Iowa), Senate Judiciary Committee chair, said an IG probe suggested Huma Abedin leveraged her State Department job to benefit her two other employers at the time: the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm, Teneo Strategies founded by Doug Band longtime aide to Bill Clinton, which boasted the ex-president as a paid board member when launched in...
  • Number of Legionnaires' Cases Rises to 86 Amid Deadly Outbreak: Officials ( New York )

    08/04/2015 1:14:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | Aug. 4, 2015
    Five more cases of Legionnaires' disease have been added to the Bronx outbreak that has claimed seven lives and sickened more than six dozen people in the last three weeks, Mayor de Blasio said Tuesday. The number of those killed stands at seven. The mayor's briefing comes a day after the city announced an increase in the death toll and the number of cases at a packed town hall meeting at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where hundreds of residents gathered to hear what state, city and local officials had to say about the deadly outbreak. Eighty-six cases of...
  • An early (accurate) prediction about the Trump candidacy (Jack Cashill - short but good)

    08/04/2015 6:16:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jack Cashill
    “Donald Trump is already doomed: Why his campaign is a bigger disaster than his hair,” screamed the headline of a July 6 Salon headline. The TV billionaire has only just announced his candidacy--yet he's already made enough mistakes to last a lifetime. In fact, Trump was not doomed at all. On June 10 of this year, a week before Trump announced his candidacy, I explained why. “The Republican nominee for president,” I wrote, “will be that candidate who best learns that there is no future in apologizing.” When I wrote this, I had no idea Trump was planning to run...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Trump May 'Blow Up' the 'Establishment' Debate Formula

    08/04/2015 5:52:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 3, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Limbaugh said it would make sense that Trump would challenge the debate format. "I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Donald Trump's objective is to blow up this whole format," he said. "Because it's predictable. It's stale…. I think at some point, Trump's gonna say how stupid he thinks this is and how unproductive he thinks this is and how basically what a waste of time." Limbaugh concedes the high-flying real estate billionaire probably won't use those words, "because he's there." "But he'll talk about how it's not productive toward choosing a candidate, that it just muddies the waters, and...
  • Peace-brokering? Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch talked by phone

    08/04/2015 12:14:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/4/15 | Brian Stelter
    Two weeks ago Rupert Murdoch said Donald Trump was embarrassing "the whole country." But now the two Republican party power brokers may be brokering peace. The two men recently spoke for the first time since Trump entered the presidential race back in June, according to people with direct knowledge of the call. It was just a phone conversation, not an in-person meeting, but it was cordial and forward-looking, the people said. It took place about a week ago. Why does it matter? Because Trump has become the Republican presidential front-runner and a political force to be reckoned with, despite eye-rolling...
  • Peace-brokering? Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch talked by phone

    08/04/2015 12:11:44 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    Two weeks ago Rupert Murdoch said Donald Trump was embarrassing "the whole country." But now the two Republican party power brokers may be brokering peace. The two men recently spoke for the first time since Trump entered the presidential race back in June, according to people with direct knowledge of the call. It was just a phone conversation, not an in-person meeting, but it was cordial and forward-looking, the people said. It took place about a week ago. Why does it matter? Because Trump has become the Republican presidential front-runner and a political force to be reckoned with, despite eye-rolling...
  • CBS News poll: Donald Trump leads GOP field in 2016 presidential race (Trump 24% Bush 13%)

    08/04/2015 11:55:31 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    cbs ^ | August 4, 2015, 7:00 AM | Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto, and Fred Backus
    Donald Trump (24 percent) leads a fractured Republican field in the race for the GOP nomination in the latest national CBS News Poll. Behind him are Jeb Bush (13 percent) and Scott Walker (10 percent). Trump leads among a wide array of Republican primary voters. He appears to have tapped into public anger toward Washington: he holds a large lead among Republican primary voters who say they are angry. And 79 percent think Trump says what he believes, rather than what people want to hear, far higher than the other candidates tested. Donald Trump: I pay as little as possible...
  • Donald Trump leads the Republican field in University of Akron/Zogby Analytics poll

    08/04/2015 11:41:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be another poll to wrestle with as the deadline nears for setting Thursday night's Republican debate stage, the University of Akron is out this afternoon with a fresh survey. Akron's Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, partnering with Zogby Analytics, finds real estate mogul Donald Trump leading at 25 percent among likely GOP voters. It's not clear whether Fox News Channel, which is broadcasting the debate and calling the shots, will include the poll among the five it will use to pick the 10 candidates who will be invited on stage...
  • Fox News host compares Donald Trump to a 'pit bull,' Jeb Bush to a 'metrosexual purse dog'

    08/04/2015 11:01:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 102 replies
    Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes finally answered the question that political pollsters have been struggling to answer: Why is Donald Trump so popular across so many demographic groups? His theory is that while "everybody is trying to be the kinder, gentler, you know, the compassionate conservative," that's not what the "average American" actually wants. He broke it down further, using a dog analogy. "The average American," Starnes explained, "they don't want one of those metrosexual purse dogs, they want a pit bull in the White House." Donald Trump, presumably, is the pit bull. A candidate such as Jeb Bush,...
  • Trump makes debate must-see TV -- on Fo

    08/04/2015 10:29:18 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 5 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | August 4 | Peter Lucas
    Mockery precedes learning the hard way. That is from Toba Beta in his book Master of Stupidity. People who mocked both conservative Fox News and Donald Trump are now clear examples of that. Both Fox News and Trump, once ridiculed by the establishment media, as well as the elitist television talking heads, are now the driving forces in the 2016 campaign for president. Who would have thought this was possible?
  • Focus group battles it out over Trump: ‘One of the best focus groups I’ve ever done...<tr>

    08/04/2015 10:25:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | Carmine Sabia
    No candidate elicits responses from the electorate like Donald Trump, and that was proven again by conservative pollster Frank Luntz. Luntz, appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity” Monday night, showed video of a focus group he did with Republican voters on the topic of Trump, and the responses were plentiful. “It was one of the best focus groups I’ve ever done,” Luntz said. “This is what Trump is causing all across the country. This wonderful explosion of passion.” Some in the group loved Trump because he speaks his mind, while others disliked his rhetoric and tone. Luntz said he believes Trump...
  • Boy, was I wrong about Donald Trump. Here’s why.

    08/04/2015 10:25:32 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/4/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump is now doubling the rest of the Republican field in the average of the last five national polls. And polling out of early states like New Hampshire puts him in the pole position in those places too. All of which makes having written a piece on June 17 headlined, "Why no one should take Donald Trump seriously, in one very simple chart" that argued why, well, no one should take Donald Trump seriously, pretty embarrassing. Not to mention wrong.
  • The Donald Could Prove Hillary’s Trump Card

    08/04/2015 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    National Review ^ | August 4, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic party have reason to be concerned. But both of them may yet be rescued by “The Donald,” who can turn out to be their Trump card. Donald Trump has virtually no chance of becoming even the Republican party’s candidate in 2016, much less being elected President of the United States. The reason is not hard to understand: Republican voters simply do not trust him, as the polls show. Nor is there any reason why...
  • Donald Trump Suggests Shutting Down Government Over Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 9:55:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 4, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Donald J.Trump suggested he supported shutting down the federal government to stop funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of videos that show officials with the group discussing fees for tissue from aborted fetuses. In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday, as the Senate voted down a measure to stop federal financing for the group, Mr. Trump called the clips “disgraceful.” Mr. Trump cited the efforts to shut down the government in order to halt funding for the Affordable Care Act, a movement in 2013 led by Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas and a candidate...
  • Trump has a new answering machine message

    08/04/2015 9:15:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    WBAL ^ | 8/4/15 | Jeremy Diamond
    One day after Gawker published one of presidential candidate Donald Trump's old cell phone numbers, the real estate mogul is taking control of the situation by changing his voicemail and taunting the media outlet on social media. "Thank you @gawker! Call me on my cellphone 917.756.8000 and listen to my campaign message," Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. Call the number Gawker published Monday and you'll hear from The Donald himself. "Hi, this is Donald Trump and I'm running for the presidency of the United States of America. With your help and support, together we can make America truly great again," Trump...
  • Ex-Watervliet cop among 20 snared in massive drug case

    08/04/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 2 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | August 4, 2015 | By Bob Gardinier, Kenneth C. Crowe II and Brendan J. Lyons
    TROY – An indictment unsealed in Rensselaer County Court Tuesday revealed a year-long undercover drug investigation that led to the arrest of 20 people, including including a former Watervliet police officer and numerous members of a Troy street gang. The investigation by the State Police and state Attorney General's office was first revealed last month when a Watervliet police officer, Nicholas Pontore, was questioned about his dealings with a suspected drug dealer, Donald Kodadar, who was affiliated with the "Young Gunnerz" street gang in Troy. Pontore, 29, resigned from his police job on June 18 when law enforcement officials said...
  • What I think of Donald Trump/Ted Cruz...

    08/04/2015 10:39:12 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 28 replies
    04 Aug 2015 | US Navy Vet
    I think that US Senator Jesse Helms would have been more than proud of both men.
  • For GOP 'kids,' no Trump could mean better debate: Why the second-tier GOP debate will be better

    08/04/2015 12:18:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/04/2015 | Byron York
    Some political insiders have dismissed the upcoming debate for second-tier Republican presidential candidates as the "kids' table" debate. But for the low-ranking hopefuls who take part, the kids' debate might turn out to be as big an opportunity to move ahead as the first-tier faceoff scheduled for later on Thursday. For five reasons: 1) Donald Trump won't be involved. The top ten debate is in grave danger of becoming the Trump show. Even top GOP candidates' performances will be evaluated relative to Trump, making it harder for them to make a good impression on their own. 2) The second-tier debate...
  • Netanyahu: I'm waiting for world to condemn terror against Jews

    08/04/2015 10:20:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    JPOST.COM ^ | 08/04/2015
    Prime minister visits Jewish woman in hospital injured in firebomb attack in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who visited a Jewish woman who was injured by a firebomb attack in Jerusalem on Monday said he was waiting for the international community to condemn the attack as it had previously condemned the arson attack in the West Bank that claimed the life of a Palestinian toddler, Ali Dawabsha. "A few days ago I visited the injured brother of the baby Ali who died in a terror attack that targeted Arabs. Today I visited Inbar [Inbar Azrak], a young woman who was...
  • Report: Obama Admin Taking the Side of Palestinians Over U.S. Citizens in Terror Case

    08/04/2015 9:29:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 8/4/15 | Debra Heine
    The Obama administration is reportedly mulling an intervention next week in a civil lawsuit involving the Palestinian leadership and American victims of Palestinian terror. Guess which party the administration is siding with? The lawsuit was filed over a series of bombings and shootings in or around Jerusalem that killed dozens of U.S. citizens during the second Palestinian intifada a decade ago. The case was delayed for years while Palestinian lawyers tried to challenge the American court’s jurisdiction, but last February the families won a $218.5 million judgment after a seven-week trial in a Manhattan federal court. The jury found that...
  • Iran: U.S. Banned from Knowing Details of Iran Nuclear Inspection Agreement

    08/03/2015 5:11:58 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Adam Kredo
    Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the nuclear inspection organization is barred from revealing to the United States any details of deals it has inked with Tehran to inspect its contested nuclear program going forward, according to regional reports. Recent disclosures by Iran indicate that the recently inked nuclear accord includes a series of side deals on critical inspections regimes that are neither public nor subject to review by the United States. Reza Najafi, Iran’s ambassador and permanent envoy to the IAEA, stated over the weekend that no country is permitted to know the details of...
  • The Iran Nuke Documents Obama Doesn’t Want You to See

    08/03/2015 3:55:21 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Tim Mak
    Scattered around the U.S. Capitol complex are a series of Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities, or SCIFs, which are typically used to hold Top Secret information. But today in these deeply secure settings are a series of unclassified documents—items dealing with the Iran nuclear deal that are not secret, but that the Obama administration is nevertheless blocking the public from reading. The Obama administration delivered 18 documents to Congress on July 19, in accordance with legislation requiring a congressional review of the nuclear deal. Only one of these documents is classified, while the remaining 17 are unclassified. Yet many of these...
  • When it comes to Islam, Sunni or Shia, Obama Chooses the Terrorists

    Summary: Like his support for the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood terrorists across the region, the facts of the Iran deal with Shiite terror regime in Tehran point to a deliberate plan of allying the United States with the worst of Islamic terrorists. Obama’s nuclear “deal” with Iran has been compared to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of Hitler. For those less familiar with the history of the Second World War, Chamberlain’s Munich deal was a betrayal of Czechoslovakia. Students of World War II know, however, that Chamberlain ultimately led the early British war effort against the Nazis. Chamberlain may have...
  • Why Empower Iran

    08/03/2015 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 10 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | August 3, 2015 | Alexander H. Joffe
    Unless the US Congress votes in opposition, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal with Iran with go through. What really happened and why did it happen the way it did? What happened is gradually becoming clear. It is revealed daily just how horrendous the deal really is. On every point — enrichment, centrifuges, stocks of fissile material, inspections, sanctions on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps members and businesses, "snapback," etc. — the Obama administration caved completely. Concessions on ballistic missiles and arms sales were thrown in at the last minute; the administration lied about it all, while Iran...
  • Kerry Receives Backing from Gulf States on Iran Deal Gulf Arab states welcome Iran deal, but say

    08/03/2015 5:40:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 8/3/15 | Elad Benari
    The United States on Monday received a vote of confidence on the deal with Iran, as Gulf Arab states welcomed the deal negotiated with world powers, The Associated Press (AP) reported. At the same time, they said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region. Speaking for the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Qatar's Foreign Minister said that the bloc had been impressed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's presentation of the agreement and explanations of how it will be verified and enforced. "Consequently, the GCC countries have welcomed...
  • WASHINGTON DIARY: IRAN DEAL COMES BETWEEN THE JEWS [Bibi to give another speech against Obama]

    08/04/2015 7:36:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    i24.com ^ | 8/3/15 | Tal Shalev
    Jewish leaders are targets of intense and vicious campaigns. 'This type of fight leads to divorce,' says one WASHINGTON. Almost three weeks after the Iran deal was signed in Vienna, the storm winds in Washington and Jerusalem refuse to die down. As the US Senate begins its final week of deliberations before lawmakers leave for their summer recess, both the Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu are set to give major policy speeches regarding the deal, targeting, among others, the hearts and minds of the Jewish senators who will be key to determining the outcome of the scheduled September vote on...
  • Kelly Osbourne Asks Donald Trump: Who Will Clean Your Toilet If You Kick Latinos Out of the US

    08/04/2015 11:56:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/4/15 | Joe Otterson
    Kelly Osbourne stuck her foot firmly in her mouth on Tuesday’s episode of “The View” when she made an unfortunate remark during a discussion on Donald Trump’s favorability among Latino voters. “If you kick every Latino out of this country, who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump?” Osbourne said. Her statement was met with an awkward groan from Raven-Symone before co-host Rosie Perez said, “Latinos are not the only people doing that.” Osbourne quickly back-pedaled, saying “I would never mean it like that. I’m not part of this argument.”
  • Liberal Celebrity : “If You Kick Every Latino OutThen Who Is Going to Clean Your Toilet?”

    08/04/2015 11:34:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Liberal celebrity Kelly Osbourne inserted foot in mouth on The View today. Her attack on Donald Trump sort of backfired when she exposed herself as a heartless racist. TMZ reported: Kelly Osbourne stepped into it on “The View” Tuesday, challenging Donald Trump’s statement about Mexicans and asking if he has his way … who will clean his toilet. Osbourne quipped, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”
  • Gawker Tries to Get Payback on The Donald by Giving Out Cell Number (Dis Trump Campaign Get Caught?

    08/04/2015 10:57:28 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    IJReview ^ | 8/4/2015 (20 minutes ago) | Joe Perticone
    ... he did respond to Gawker's piece having a campaign spokesperson tell Politico he no longer uses the number because he has "several" phone numbers. ...
  • New York Attorney General orders immediate halt to realistic toy gun sales

    08/04/2015 10:04:28 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 23 replies
    LidTime.com ^ | 08/04/2015 | LidTime.com
    The attorney general is slated to announce today settlements with five retailers, including some industry giants, for selling toy guns that don’t fit state appearance requirements. Walmart, which sold 149 illegal toy guns throughout the state, including 20 in New York City, also agreed to pay a $225,000 penalty. Eric Schneiderman says Walmart, Amazon, Kmart, Sears, and online retailer ACTA agreed to the settlement. Rice was shot and killed by patrol officers who said they thought the boy’s toy gun, which did not have the brightly colored markings indicating it was a toy, was real. All told, the attorney general...
  • Chuck Schumer ‘loses it’ in meeting with Jewish leaders ( New York )

    08/04/2015 8:22:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    Charles Schumer was ready to discuss everything from gun control to drones during a press conference in his Midtown office Monday — except his position on the Iran nuclear deal. “This is such an important decision that I will not let pressure, politics or party influence [me],” Schumer said, holding fast to his weeks-long insistence that he’s still in the decision-making stage. ... “exploded” during a meeting last week with about 60 Jewish leaders.
  • Police: Tourist from Texas took loaded guns to 9/11 memorial

    08/04/2015 2:56:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | August 3, 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) — A tourist from Texas was arrested over the weekend on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, authorities said Monday. According to a criminal complaint, Elizabeth Enderli was visiting the site Saturday when she informed a police officer she had the weapons in her backpack. She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon before being released Sunday.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 3-September 4,2015

    08/03/2015 12:18:27 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | August 3-September 4, 2015 | Sean Hannity
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  • Bratton: We can't repeat the 1970s after 22 shot

    08/03/2015 12:09:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    MyFoxNY.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Lisa Evers
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is warning that a new, disturbing trend of increased violence must be put in check before it’s too late.
  • Jeb Bush talks Paleo diet, 'bully' Trump in new interview

    08/03/2015 10:41:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 8/3/15 | SCOTT SUTTON
    While former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign coffers might be stuffed, the presidential candidate himself is looking quite lean. In his first television interview in the crucial swing state of Iowa, Bush revealed that he has lost about 40 pounds over the last six months “by eating right and working out.” -snip- Bush also discussed the man leading the large GOP pack at the moment: Donald Trump. “You only empower bullies by ignoring them,” Bush said. “You have to stand up to them.”
  • Rupert Murdoch Changes Tune on Trump Ahead of Fox Debate

    08/03/2015 10:36:39 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 43 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 8/03/2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Apparently a lot can change in two weeks. With the first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 cycle set to air on Fox News Thursday night, Rupert Murdoch used his prolific Twitter account to offer up this bit of political analysis over the weekend: Fox Thursday debate vital for all candidates. If Trump gets thru unscathed it will be big win. Time for all to understand his support. — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) August 2, 2015 That is far cry from the sentiment Murdoch put forward about Donald Trump two weekends earlier: When is Donald Trump going to stop embarrassing his...
  • Donald Trump Blasts New York Times’ Jeb Bush ‘Con Job’ Story

    08/03/2015 9:34:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/3/15 | Jordan Chariton
    As long as the earth is still orbiting around the sun, Donald Trump will be criticizing the media. The GOP presidential candidate took the New York Times to task on Monday for what he deemed a “con job” story about Jeb Bush seeing Trump’s surge in the polls as a positive for his candidacy. “Bush is pretending that the “Trump surge” is great for him and the @nytimesworld is reporting Bush “delight” – con job, a Bush nightmare!” he tweeted. The piece that peeved Trump referenced Bush’s “barely concealed delight” that Trump’s rise has minimized other candidates vying to challenge...
  • Poll: Trump Crushes Bush and Walker Combined; Favorability Rockets to 52%.

    08/03/2015 9:33:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2015 | John Nolte
    Because of the small sample size, there were a lot of questions surrounding Monday’s Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that showed Donald Trump leading the Republican primary field and, interestingly enough, appearing to siphon votes away from establishment candidates like Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% . A Monmouth University poll also released Monday, and with a somewhat larger sample size and smaller margin of error, shows Trump in first place, beating both Scott Walker and Jeb Bush combined. The poll puts Trump in first place with 26% support. Second place Jeb Bush and third place Scott Walker...
  • China Seeks Businessman Said to Have Fled to U.S., Further Straining Ties

    08/03/2015 10:24:34 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | By MICHAEL FORSYTHE and MARK MAZZETTI
    LOOMIS, Calif. — China is demanding that the Obama administration return a wealthy and politically connected businessman who fled to the United States, according to several American officials familiar with the case. Should he seek political asylum, he could become one of the most damaging defectors in the history of the People’s Republic. The case of the businessman, Ling Wancheng, has strained relations between two nations already at odds over numerous issues before President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States in September, including an extensive cybertheft of American government data and China’s aggressive territorial claims. Mr. Ling...
  • Monmouth poll: Trump now leads GOP field by 14 points, biggest margin to date

    08/03/2015 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    If you look at RCP’s poll round-up, you’ll see that most national surveys lately fall into two groups. One group has Trump up by just three or four points, the other has him up 11 or 12. What’s interesting about this new one from Monmouth is that it shows him breaking through the higher of those two ceilings, to the point where he’s now topping Jeb Bush by a margin of better than two to one.  Ideology – Trump leads Walker 27% to 16% among very conservative voters; has 22% support among somewhat conservative voters to 14% for Bush...
  • Graham says he can win New Hampshire - and McCain agrees

    08/03/2015 10:29:43 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 52 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/15 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's confident he can win the Republican presidential primaries in New Hampshire and his home state of South Carolina, two of the first voting states in the nomination contest. "I wouldn't be running in New Hampshire if I thought I couldn't win in New Hampshire," he said. "It will be good for the party to have my voice." Sen. John McCain, Graham's friend and colleague and a two-time New Hampshire primary winner, agrees. He joined Graham on Saturday for a full day of events, including a town hall meeting in Manchester
  • Trump: I don’t think I’ll be throwing any punches at Thursday’s GOP debate

    08/03/2015 9:01:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline: “Blogger loses all interest in Thursday’s GOP debate.”I’m less interested in watching Trump throw punches than seeing who’ll throw the first punch at him. Most people would say “Perry,” but Perry’s fallen out of the top 10 in polling thanks to the announcement bounce that Kasich got. Unless something changes in the next 24 hours he’ll be relegated to the JV debate at 5 p.m. Who picks a fight with Trump in the main event, then? Jeb doesn’t need to do it to get noticed. Rubio, maybe? Paul? “I’m not a debater. These politicians — I always...
  • Republicans shouldn't fear a third party Trump

    08/03/2015 9:00:59 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/3/15 | Bill Scher
    Donald Trump keeps warning the Republican National Committee to treat him “fairly” and “with respect” during the primary, or else he might run in the general election as an independent. This is meant to be a threat, but it’s a fairly empty one. Trump is a bigger threat to the party on the inside than on the outside. Today, Trump looks like a populism-spouting insurgent with the potential to split the party, giving Republicans cause to keep him in the fold. But that’s because for the moment, he’s running in a Republican primary, solely focused on conservative base voters. Running...
  • Trump Leads, Jeb Slips, Rubio Crashes In WSJ/NBC News Poll

    08/03/2015 9:12:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/15 | John Nolte
    The latest poll from The Wall Street Journal and NBC News is all good news for Donald Trump and all bad news for former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Since the last WSJ/NBC poll in June, despite a full-frontal media push to destroy him, billionaire businessman Trump has risen from just 1% to take the lead with 19%. Bush, who was in first place in June, has not just been overtaken by Trump, his support has cratered from 22% to just 14%. Bush is now in third place behind Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who...
  • Growing signs Schumer will oppose Iran deal

    08/03/2015 7:20:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/03/2015 | By MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    Chuck Schumer is getting an earful from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal. More than 10,000 phone calls have flooded his office line the past two weeks, organized by a group looking to kill the deal. Another group has dropped seven figures on TV in New York City to pressure Schumer and other lawmakers to vote against the plan. The powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee has put its muscle behind an effort to lobby the New Yorker against it. And Dov Hikind, a state assemblyman from Brooklyn, was arrested for disorderly conduct while protesting the deal outside Schumer’s office....
  • Donald Trump Widely Disliked Among Latinos, New Poll Shows

    08/03/2015 7:56:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Time ^ | 8/3/16 | Sam Frizell
    A large majority of Latinos view Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump negatively, according to a new poll, and more than half believe his recent comments about Mexican immigrants were racist and inappropriate. Trump, who is leading the Republican field in polls ahead of the first debate this week, has drawn both headlines and scorn for his incendiary comments about Mexicans and immigrants, saying during his announcement speech in June that Mexico is “sending people that have lots of problems… They are bringing crime. They’re rapists.” A survey of 250 Latinos found that 75% view the television star and real estate...
  • Chris Matthews: ‘Little Guy’ Rooting for Donald Trump Because He’s Taking On Elites

    08/03/2015 6:57:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Tony Lee
    On Sunday, Chris Matthews said Donald Trump is resonating with the “little guy” because he is taking on the elites who have betrayed working Americans on issues like trade and immigration. On Meet The Press, Matthews said there is a “sense of betrayal” because “the best and the brightest have given the country away on the border, on debt, on jobs.” “They feel they’ve been betrayed by the elite and Donald Trump ironically is fighting the elite here and the little guy is rooting for him,” Matthews said. Host Chuck Todd also conceded that the “the more we in the...
  • With debate looming, Trump has huge lead in latest poll (Trump at 26%)

    08/03/2015 8:06:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 73 replies
    politico.com ^ | Steven Shepard
    The identities of the 10 Republicans likely to be on stage at Thursday’s presidential debate are coming into focus after another poll on Monday shows Donald Trump running away from the rest of the field and Rick Perry lagging behind his competitors for the final spot. A new Monmouth University poll has Trump at 26 percent, easily topping his competitors. The next-closest candidates — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — are at 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Both the new Monmouth survey and an average of the five most-recent live-caller polls — Fox News’...
  • Texas Sen. Cruz plans four stops on Tenn. trip

    08/03/2015 8:49:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5:36 PM, Aug 2, 2015 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz now has four stops scheduled in a planned trip through Tennessee on Aug. 10 to promote himself as the Republican presidential nominee, all at county GOP gatherings.The Cruz campaign website Friday posted plans for a “biscuits and gravy” breakfast in Chattanooga, a “taste of homecoming” luncheon in Murfreesboro and an afternoon “Southern sweets meet and greet” at Brentwood, Tenn., on that date. The Jackson Sun had previously reported Cruz has plans for an evening dinner event at Jackson on the same day.As previously reported, other planned Tennessee visits by Republican presidential candidates include a...
  • Amy Schumer, Chuck Schumer team up for gun control

    08/03/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Newsday ^ | 8/3/15
    Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to call for tighter gun control. She will join the senator on Monday as he unveils a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and mentally ill to obtain guns. They cited the recent shooting in a Louisiana movie theater that killed two women and injured nine others during a screening of the movie "Trainwreck" starring Amy Schumer. Amy Schumer is the senator's cousin.