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  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Full Speech in Las Vegas

    10/08/2015 1:52:29 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 13 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-8-15 | Donald Trump
    October 8, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and current front-runner Donald J. Trump gave a speech today in front of thousands of supporters in Las Vegas, NV. Note the hispanic lady that gets up about 41 minutes in. Priceless stuff.
  • 112 Days In, Donald Trump Is Just Getting Started

    10/08/2015 3:44:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies ^ | Katy Tur
    "Does Donald Trump really want to be President?" That's usually followed immediately by another: "When is he going to drop out?" The truth is, only The Donald knows - but he certainly says he wants to be President. If you don't take him by his word, consider his actions. First, there's his schedule. On tap for this week, Waterloo, Iowa, Las Vegas, Nevada and Atlanta, Georgia. Sure he isn't doing three stops a day like the other candidates, but he never did. And yes, he doesn't have to sleep in unfamiliar hotel rooms, drag his luggage through airports, or cram...
  • Donald Trump Interview with Michael Savage on The Savage Nation (10-6-15)

    10/08/2015 2:28:48 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 39 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/06/2015 | Michael Savage
    Oh boy, here it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • AFDI ads banned but New York’s MTA must run ‘Muslim’ ads in subways: judge

    10/08/2015 8:44:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | October 8, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    The courts are playing fast and loose with our first amendment rights, again. Having been in the middle of the free speech fight now for the better part of ten years, I can tell you we are witnessing the shredding of our constitutional rights.
  • El Chapo Is Reportedly Offering $100 Million for the Capture of Donald Trump "Dead or Alive"

    10/07/2015 9:51:58 PM PDT · by free_life · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Trace William Cowen
    Yes, according to TeleSurTV, El Chapo has increased the bounty on Trump's hair hat to a less-than-paltry $100 million. "He was mad," a predictably unnamed source tells the publication. "He wants Donald Trump dead and will pay any amount of money to have Donald Trump’s head." Meanwhile, the entirety of American politics wishes desperately for Donald to quietly exit the 2016 race for the White House, an exit that would essentially be a gift to the nation too precious for a specific valuation.
  • Trump: I'm no Michele Bachmann or Herman Cain (He's going all the way)

    10/07/2015 4:18:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | MJ Lee CNN
    Donald Trump has this to say to his doubters: He's not just a flavor of the week. Speaking at a ballroom here in Waterloo, Trump addressed recent questions about if and when he might drop out of the presidential race. The billionaire businessman said the media have misinterpreted his remarks about his political prospects and pointed out that he's now been leading national polls for months. "For three months, I've been a politician. And you know, for three months, we've been No. 1," Trump told the crowd. He added that it was wrong to compare his front-runner status to that...
  • El Chapo Is Reportedly Offering $100 Million for the Capture of Donald Trump "Dead or Alive"

    10/07/2015 4:12:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/7/15 | Yahoo
    With the temperature outside slowly but surely dipping into winter levels, that annoying little tradition otherwise known as hindsight starts to rear its unabashedly annoying head. 2015, though we still have a little less than three months to completely upend this assessment, has given us the rise (or, in the case of these two gentlemen, the rebirth) of many a legend of pop culture, though two titans of headlines snatching reign bafflingly supreme: Donald Trump, that guy you kind of recognize from that one reality show you could never really bring yourself to watch, is still running for president. El...
  • 'It's Terrifying': Students Build Grassroots Momentum for Nuclear Disarmament

    05/03/2010 6:33:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 784+ views
    'It's Terrifying': Students Build Grassroots Momentum for Nuclear Disarmament Activist Students Say Nuclear Weapons Elimination Should Be a Top Priority for Their Generation By HUMA KHAN May 3, 2010— Scott Ibaraki has been on the road for the last three weeks. Ibaraki, 22, has driven from Florida to Washington, D.C., in a dusty green van, accompanied by two colleagues for what he describes as an important mission: warning people about the dangers of a nuclear world. It is so important to him that Ibaraki, at one college campus, used a Pikachu outfit and ran across the campus with a megaphone...
  • Supreme Court Will Not Hear Rangel Censure

    10/07/2015 4:02:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 7, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) who was seeking to overturn his Censure by the House of Representatives. Lower courts had ruled that they have no jurisdiction over internal workings of the House. Rangel was censured by the by the entire House of Representatives on December 2, 2010 by a vote of 333-79, the first member to be Censured in 27 years. The action was the result, in part, of investigations by NLPC. Among the counts alleged by the Ethics Committee were Rangel’s failure to pay taxes on rental income from...
  • Unbeknownst to Clinton, IT firm had emails stored on cloud; now in FBI’s hands

    10/07/2015 2:55:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 113 replies
    McClatchy ^ | October 6, 2015 | By Greg Gordon and Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON A Connecticut company, which backed up Hillary Clinton‘s emails at the request of a Colorado firm, apparently surprised her aides by storing the emails on a “cloud” storage system designed to optimize data recovery. The firm, Datto Inc., said Wednesday that it turned over the contents of its storage to the FBI on Tuesday. A Republican Senate committee chairman, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, also has asked the firm to provide the committee copies of any data from Clinton’s account still in its possession. There were conflicting accounts as to whether the developments could lead to retrieval of any of...
  • Hillary Clinton breaks with Obama, announces opposition to Pacific trade deal

    10/07/2015 1:56:41 PM PDT · by 100American · 12 replies
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continued her tack to the left Wednesday, declaring her opposition to President Obama’s Pacific trade deal. Mrs. Clinton announced her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership in an interview with Judy Woodruff for PBS’s “NewsHour” program. “What I know about it, as of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it,” Mrs. Clinton said. The former first lady acknowledged that her response had some lawyerly caveats about not having seen every jot and tittle of the pact, but said she doubted she could change her mind. “I don’t believe...
  • Bernie Sanders Gets First Congressional Endorsement, From Raúl Grijalva

    10/07/2015 2:00:37 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/7/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Senator Bernie Sanders has scored his first endorsement from a member of Congress, getting it just ahead of next week’s first Democratic debate.The backing of Representative Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona is especially significant as he is a longstanding member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, offering the independent from Vermont a valuable spokesman as he seeks to court Hispanic voters. They will campaign together in Tuscon, Ariz., at a rally ahead of the debate in Las Vegas next Tuesday.“I couldn’t sit on the sidelines and wait for the tea leaves to be read better,” Mr. Grijalva said in an interview....
  • Bush Donors Upset With Attacks on Rubio (Updated)

    10/07/2015 12:47:38 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/7/2015 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Jeb Bush is qualifying some recent criticism of fellow Floridian and GOP rival Marco Rubio. Last week the former Florida governor said that the young senator does not have the “skills to fix things” as president. What’s with the change of emphasis? As CNN’s Sara Murray reported Sunday, some donors to Bush’s campaign are not pleased with prospect the super PAC supporting Bush, Right to Rise, will aim its fire at Rubio. “They actually like Rubio,” Murray said of the Bush donors. “They think he could be a good second choice if Bush can’t get his poll numbers up, they...
  • Donald Trump Launches Two-Tweet Tirade Against POLITICO

    10/07/2015 12:39:17 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 23 replies ^ | October 07, 2015
    POLITICO found itself in the crosshairs of Donald Trump on Wednesday, as the perennial media critic and presidential candidate railed against the Rosslyn-based political news outlet. Trump dashed off a two-tweet attack that called POLITICO journalists “clowns” who are “totally dishonest.” Katie Glueck, a politics reporter at POLITICO, asked Trump for specifics, but he didn’t elaborate.
  • House defeats attempt to dismantle Benghazi committee

    10/07/2015 12:24:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    U.S. representatives beat back an attempt Wednesday to disband the House Select Committee on Benghazi, as Republicans quashed the latest push from Democrats to try to discredit the panel ahead of a hearing later this month featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Rep. Louise Slaughter, New York Democrat and ranking member of the House Rules Committee, had introduced the privileged resolution, which cited recent comments Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy made about the work of the committee and Mrs. Clinton’s sagging poll numbers. The resolution was ruled out of order, and members voted to table an appeal of the...
  • Donald Trump has spent only $2 million on his entire campaign. That’s brilliant.

    10/07/2015 6:58:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Chris Cillizza October 6, 2015 at 3:58 PM | Chris Cillizza
    MSNBC reported Tuesday morning that aides to Donald Trump estimate that the real estate mogul has spent roughly $2 million on his 2016 presidential campaign to date. That's consistent with a Wall Street Journal report from over the summer that Trump had loaned his campaign $1.8 million and raised another $100,000 for the effort. That's stunning. And brilliant. Trump has been the dominant force in the Republican presidential race for, at least, the past four months. (He officially became a candidate June 16.) On any given Sunday, he is appearing on or phoning into some -- if not all --...
  • Harvard's Prestigious Debate Team Loses to New York Prison Inmates

    10/07/2015 12:01:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 7 October 2015 | Lauren Gambino
    Prisoners participating in Bard College initiative to provide them a liberal arts education beat Ivy League students who won national title only months agoMonths after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern correctional facility in New York, a maximum-security prison where convicts can take courses taught by faculty from nearby Bard College, and where inmates have formed a popular debate club. Last month they invited the Ivy League undergraduates and this year’s national debate champions over for a friendly competition. I’ve seen how...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speech In Waterloo, IA (10-7-15)

    10/07/2015 12:04:55 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 35 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-7-15 | Donald Trump
    Fired up crowd! October 7, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump was back in Iowa today and gave a speech to thousands of supporters at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo.
  • Julio Iglesias says he will not perform in 'clown' Donald Trump's casinos

    10/07/2015 12:14:30 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 97 replies
    the guardian ^ | Wednesday 7 October 2015 13.05 BST
    Spanish singer criticises anti-immigrant comments by US presidential hopeful, and apologises to clowns for comparison The Spanish singer Julio Iglesias has said he will no longer perform in casinos belonging to Donald Trump because of anti-immigrant comments by the US presidential hopeful. “I have sung many times in his casinos, but I won’t do it again. He seems to be an asshole,” Iglesias told the Barcelona-based daily newspaper La Vanguardia. “He thinks he can fix the world forgetting what immigrants have done for his country. He is a clown! And my apologies to clowns.” In June, Trump said in a...
  • Trey Gowdy on Kevin McCarthy’s Hillary comments: Apologizing doesn’t fix the damage

    10/07/2015 11:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    Man, this is tough stuff from an influential conservative at a moment when McCarthy’s desperately trying to convince righties in the House to give him a chance as Speaker. In an unguarded moment, House speaker-in-waiting Kevin McCarthy claimed credit for the decline in Hillary Clinton's poll numbers because House Republicans had formed a congressional committee investigating the attacks in Benghazi, making it look like a political witch hunt. “I heard from him at 6 a.m. the next morning,” Gowdy told the Post on Tuesday when asked about McCarthy. “How many times can somebody apologize? Yes, he’s apologized as many...
  • New Poll: Trump Lead in Iowa Gone

    10/07/2015 10:40:26 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 71 replies
    Club fir Growth ^ | 10/6/15 | Doug Sachtleben
    Three weeks ago, Club for Growth Action began a $1 million TV buy in Iowa. The ads (click here to view) finally began to expose Donald Trump’s extremely liberal record on taxes, health care, bailouts, and property rights. A new poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus voters indicates that the more they hear about Trump’s record, the more they reject it.
  • Ted Cruz on Syria: We should STOP engaging in the fiction of trying to find ‘moderate rebels’

    10/07/2015 8:55:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    Ted Cruz You Tube Account via The Right Scoop ^ | Published on October 7, 2015 by
    Ted Cruz weighed in on Syria this morning and the recent escalation by Russia to support Assad and Iran. He says at this point we should stop trying to bring Sunnis and Shias together to act like brothers and lay down their arms and that we should stop engaging in the fiction of trying to find ‘moderate rebels’ to train and support. Cruz says our focus should be ISIS and we should target and destroy them with overwhelming air power.Watch: Video
  • Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed-How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public

    10/07/2015 5:13:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public and U.S. intelligence. October 7, 2015 Arnold Ahlert    A bombshell report by the Washington Times reveals that fecklessness in the face of terror isn’t a condition exclusive to the Obama administration. "Bill Clinton’s administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing,” the Times states, "but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews.” Nineteen American...
  • Washington Post: Trump supporters have the worst Facebook grammar

    10/07/2015 8:57:48 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 116 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-7-2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    Searching comments on presidential candidates’ Facebook pages in search of grammatical errors, typos, misplaced or missing apostrophes, unnecessary capital letters and redundant exclamation points bears fruit in seconds: Amid this flawed, headache-inducing verbiage, there is a pattern. So says Grammarly, a private, San Francisco-based company behind what’s billed as “the world’s leading automated proofreader.” The company analyzed comments on 19 presidential candidates’ Facebook pages and found that: 1) supporters of Republican candidates make more mistakes than supporters of Democrats; 2) supporters of Republican candidates use fewer unique words than supporters of Democrats; and 3) Donald Trump supporters made the most...
  • When Cruz Makes His Move, Watch Out

    10/07/2015 4:59:22 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 66 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/7/2015 | Eliana Johnson
    The Texas senator may look like an also-ran, but he’s a legit contender. Where’s Ted Cruz? The outspoken Texas senator has been unusually quiet in recent weeks. But in GOP circles, there’s soft but growing chatter that he is likely to be one of the last men standing in one of the most chaotic and unpredictable presidential races in recent memory. You wouldn’t know it from his poll numbers. Cruz is running at about 6 percent nationally and in key states such as Iowa and New Hampshire. That’s well behind outsiders Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson, and those...
  • Biden, Carson Are Hot in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania Quinnipac University Swing State Poll Finds

    10/07/2015 4:40:21 AM PDT · by LS · 48 replies
    Quinnipiac Polling ^ | October 7, 2015 19/7/2015
    <p>Quinnipiac has Trump up in FL 28-16 (up SEVEN from last ) over Carson, 14 Rubio, 12 for Bush, 6 Cruz.</p> <p>Q is salvaging that Buden beats Trump and, according to Q Trump's unfavorables have gone 180 back to 35-50.</p> <p>Really pushing the draft Biden movement.</p>
  • The GOPe Plan If You Remove Donald Trump….

    10/07/2015 3:58:32 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 42 replies
    the conservative treehouse ^ | October 7, 2015 | sundance
    As the weeks go by it is becoming increasingly apparent that a profound disconnect exists amid a very large portion of the current year electorate regarding the goals and objectives of the apparatus we call the GOPe. The group within the Republican party apparatus affectionately known as the “establishment”, or GOPe, does not now – nor do they ever – consider the progressive side of the political continuum, Democrats, as their enemy. The enemy of the GOPe is the conservative base within the republican party. f the GOPe lose a presidential election to a progressive democrat nothing amid their sphere...
  • Exclusive: Biden himself leaked word of his son's dying wish

    10/06/2015 1:09:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | October 6, 2015 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August. Aug. 1, to be exact — the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a column that marked a turning point in the presidential speculation.
  • PPP national poll: Trump 27, Carson 17, Rubio 13, Bush 10

    10/06/2015 5:37:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    If all you’re interested in is the topline then this is the best poll for Trump in weeks. Only once since the second GOP debate had he reached as high as 26 percent in a national poll — until today. He’s still 10 points better than his closest competitor here. And although he’s dropped two points, from 29 percent to 27, since PPP published its last national poll on September 1st, no one else except for Marco Rubio has gained more than two points in that time either. Rubio picked up six points to move from fifth place to...
  • Bush: Trump is Evolving his Views Toward the Right Place

    10/06/2015 8:39:44 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 64 replies ^ | October 06, 2015
    Jeb Bush said he thinks he would vote for Donald Trump if his Republican rival for the presidency becomes the GOP nominee, even though he says the real estate mogul once held views that "clearly put him right in the middle of the Democratic Party." ... "I’m a conservative, I know Hillary isn’t. That’s one thing we know for sure. It’s not to say that she’s not capable of being president, but I think her world view is not the right one. And Trump’s views are evolving, at least, towards the right place," he said, remarking that Trump has had...
  • House Democrats Will Try To Dissolve Select Committee On Benghazi Tonight

    10/06/2015 4:08:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    It probably wasn’t the best idea for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the presumptive successor to outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner, to suggest that Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers were sinking due to the existence of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The Clinton Team already has a campaign ad about it, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who is challenging McCarthy for the speakership, called the remarks “absolutely terrible.” In a second salvo, House Democrats are aiming to dissolve the Select Committee on Benghazi tonight, with Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) proposing the Rules Committee eliminate it tonight, though it’s bound to...
  • Man who says he was cartel enforcer pleads guilty to murders

    10/06/2015 3:45:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 12 replies
    AP ^ | October 6th, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH
    VISALIA, Calif. A man who says he was a cartel enforcer pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine counts of murder in California. Jose Manuel Martinez will be sentenced next month to life in prison without the possibility of parole under the terms of a plea deal. He also pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder of a 17-year-old. After being arrested in 2013, the 53-year-old Martinez opened up to investigators about his violent career with more than 30 killings.
  • Donald Trump defends his vocal support for eminent domain: ‘I think it’s a wonderful thing’

    10/06/2015 5:48:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 301 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/06/2015 | By Jenna Johnson
    Even though it's a stance not especially popular with some Republicans, Donald Trump continued to support eminent domain in an interview on Tuesday, calling it "a wonderful thing" that has unfairly received a bad rap.Trump, a billionaire known for his major real estate development projects, described eminent domain as a useful tool that local governments can use to prevent greedy homeowners from derailing major projects that could create thousands of jobs or provide a public good. Trump said that some conservatives don't fully understand how eminent domain works and don't realize that homeowners are usually paid "four, five, six, ten...
  • New York and New Jersey drivers pay nearly one-third of all U.S. tolls, report says 

    10/06/2015 1:50:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies ^ | october 6, 2015 | brittnay robins
    New York and New Jersey drivers account for nearly one-third of all toll revenues amassed across the U.S., a new report says. Drivers in New York and New Jersey pay the heftiest price for their commutes — accounting for almost one-third of all tolls collected across the U.S., a new report says. The report, which was released by the International Bridges, Tunnels and Turnpike Association, indicated that drivers in the two states forked over an astounding $4 billion of the $13 billion in tolls accrued across the country. “The primary reason (for New York and New Jersey drivers paying the highest...
  • Ex-UN President Arrested, Charged For Accepting $1.3MM in Bribes

    10/06/2015 1:36:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/6/15 | Amy Miller
    Today US authorities charged former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe with accepting over a million dollars in bribes from Chinese real estate mogul Ng Lap Seng in exchange for lucrative government contracts. More via Fox News: In exchange for the money, federal prosecutors say Ashe used his position as Permanent Resident to the United Nations for Antigua and Barbuda and General Assembly head to introduce a U.N. document in support of a real estate project being developed by Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng.Prosecutors say some of the bribe money was used to pay for Ashe’s family vacation and...
  • Cuomo calls on the federal government to keep weapons out of New York 

    10/06/2015 12:18:15 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies ^ | october 6, 2015 | kenneth lovett
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the federal government to protect New York’s borders by enacting a gun control law that will keep weapons from entering the state. ALBANY — Rather than trying to protect the country’s borders to keep Mexicans out, Gov. Cuomo on Monday called on the federal government to protect the state’s borders by enacting a gun control law that will keep weapons from entering New York from other states. “They're so worried about the border with Mexico, worry about my state borders,” Cuomo said during an appearance on WNYC radio’s “The Brian Lehrer Show.” “I'm not worried...
  • City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez wants to curb car ownership in NYC by 2030

    10/06/2015 11:24:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies ^ | october 5, 2015 | DAN RIVOLI
    City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, who chairs the Transportation Committee, wants to curb car ownership in the city to 1 million people and families by 2030, from the 1.4 million vehicle owners in New York. And he wants to test drive the idea with a car-free Earth Day next year. “This is one of the most inefficient means of travel available to New Yorkers, yet many in our outer boroughs are forced to rely upon it due to a lack of options,” Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) said at a talk at NYU Rudin Center for Transportation on Monday. Rodriguez, who owns a car,...
  • NYT Has Hillary Fundraiser, Fined CEO Steven Rattner Writing About Fiorina

    10/06/2015 9:19:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Greg Richter
    Steven Rattner, a fundraiser for Democrat Hillary Clinton and someone who was fined by the SEC, has a column criticizing Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina in The New York Times titled "Carly Fiorina Really Was That Bad." ... "Not mentioned by the Times is the fact Rattner was once President Obama‘s 'Car Czar' back during the Cash-for-Clunkers days. He’s also a major fundraiser for (drumroll…) Hillary Clinton." Rattner also paid $10 million in fines to the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2010 for alleged involvement in a New York State pension fund scandal. ... What’s next, Grey Lady? Can we...
  • The New York Times and the rehabilitation of Steven Rattner

    10/06/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2013 | Ryan Chittum
    The New York Times is declaring that disgraced private equity mogul Steven Rattner has gotten his reputation back in the Manhattan lunch circles that matter. This was probably only a matter of time given that it was the Times itself that played a leading role in his rehabilitation. It’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, naturally, who pronounces the cleansing complete, even wondering aloud if Rattner could be a Treasury secretary someday. This about a guy who just two years ago paid $16 million to settle SEC and New York lawsuits against him for taking part in a kickback scheme with public officials...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Campus Empire

    10/06/2015 7:30:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 5, 2015 | Mary Grabar
    The original post appeared on the website Dissident Prof. Posted October 2, 2015, by Mary Grabar: As reported last week, Planned Parenthood’s lobbying efforts against the vote to deny them federal funds was assisted by Hamilton College, which hosted “performance artist” Rhodessa Jones, along with about a dozen representatives from the local Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, to give students a Planned Parenthood-positive message. The college continued the push by participating in the nationwide “Pink Out” day on September 29. In a campus-wide email Hamilton students were asked to “show appreciation for Planned Parenthood by wearing pink.” They were invited to...
  • [October 2, 2015] Donald Trump Falls: Ben Carson Surges To Lead In Poll

    10/05/2015 8:48:37 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | October 2, 2015 | BY JOHN MERLINE
    Donald Trump has boasted that he's "leading every poll and in most cases big." Not anymore. The latest IBD/TIPP Poll shows him in second place, seven points behind Ben Carson. The nationwide survey found that 24% of Republicans back Carson, compared with 17% who say they support Trump. Marco Rubio came in third with 11% and Carly Fiorina fourth at 9%. Jeb Bush, once considered a prohibitive favorite, ranked fifth with just 8% support, which was a point lower than those who say they are still undecided. The IBD/TIPP Poll has a proven track record for accuracy, based on its...
  • Exclusive — Donald Trump Declares War On Obamatrade

    10/05/2015 5:48:37 PM PDT · by Iscool · 30 replies ^ | 10/5/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is hammering President Barack Obama, his administration and Congress for completely failing the American worker when it comes to trade policy—whacking the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with 12 Pacific Rim nations that the Obama just finalized in Atlanta as a deal that jeopardizes U.S. jobs.
  • Top Romney strategist: Trump will be out by Iowa

    10/05/2015 5:41:02 PM PDT · by VinL · 66 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/5/15 | Theodore Schliefer
    The top strategist to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney doesn't think 2016 front-runner Donald Trump will even be in the race when the first votes are cast. Stuart Stevens, an unaligned strategist who spearheaded Romney's successful bid for the GOP nomination, said Monday that Trump is likely scared of losing. "I don't think he's going to be on the ballot by February 1," Stevens told CNN's Jake Tapper..."The greatest sin in his value system is to be a loser, and most people who run for president lose. I don't think he'll risk it." Trump enjoys a solid, but shrinking,...
  • Trump Declares War On Obamatrade: ‘Time To Send A Real Businessman’ To White House To End This

    10/05/2015 3:54:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is hammering President Barack Obama, his administration and Congress for completely failing the American worker when it comes to trade policy—whacking the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with 12 Pacific Rim nations that the Obama just finalized in Atlanta as a deal that jeopardizes U.S. jobs. “The incompetence and dishonesty of the President, his administration and—perhaps most disturbing—the Congress of the United States are about to place American jobs and the very livelihoods of Americans at risk,” Trump tells Breitbart News in an exclusive statement reacting to the news that the president and his negotiators...
  • First on CNN: Trump sent prank care package to Rubio (Spring Water)

    10/05/2015 3:08:22 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 202 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Noah Gray
    Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Sen. Marco Rubio with a special delivery for his rival: "Trump Ice Natural Spring Water." Trump has previously trained his fire on Rubio, claiming he has the worst voting attendance record in the U.S. Senate and that he sweats a lot. But CNN learned that the Trump campaign sent a "care package" to Rubio's Washington campaign office that contained a 24-bottle case of "Trump Ice Natural Spring Water," with Trump's face on it, two "Make America Great Again" towels and bumper stickers and a note reading, "Since you're always sweating, we thought you...
  • “Nappy time!”: Donald Trump retweets offensive attack ad on “little RUBE” Marco Rubio

    10/05/2015 2:50:34 PM PDT · by Mariner · 164 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5th, 2015 | Scott Eric Kaufman
    On Sunday, Donald Trump re-tweeted an attack ad on “little ‘RUBE'” Marco Rubio that was, to put it mildly, in bad taste: “NEVER HIRE A BOY TO DO A MAN’S JOB” is the title, which floats above an image of an angelic-looking young child who is, presumably, Marco Rubio. He “seems like a nice boy,” the ad claims. “Well mannered but bought and paid for” by establishment Republican interests who “taught him all that fancy government stuff. ‘RINO RUBE’ repeats it well! Good boy!” Supporting the infantalizing of one of his opponents might seem unpresidential, but this is Donald Trump,...
  • Marco Rubio Says Donald Trump Won't Be GOP Nominee

    10/05/2015 7:49:01 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 101 replies ^ | October 05, 2015
    In an interview with Fox News Latino, Rubio, a Florida Republican, said that he didn’t think Trump’s offensive remarks about Latinos would alienate the electorate from the GOP. At the same time, he said, Trump has to be held accountable for his controversial comments and positions. Rubio expressed exasperation over the billionaire’s antics, and said the election needed to be focused on substance and details about what policies a candidate would push and try to implement if elected president. “He’s going to do what he’s going to do,” Rubio said. “This campaign is about serious things.”
  • Drive-By Narrative: Trump to Drop Out When He Falls in the Polls

    10/05/2015 12:14:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Drive-By Media's got it in its head that it's over, Trump's finished, and he's gonna drop out at some point. Even though he's still leading in every poll, they've assumed a position here that there is an inevitability to Trump dropping out. It's just gonna happen. They thought it would happen by now. They've tried to make it happen by now and before today, but it hasn't. So they're just assuming that it hasn't happened, and that has become the narrative surrounding the Trump campaign. In fact, they're even getting Trump to talk about it. You know, Trump...
  • A Textbook Case on Organized Internet Lynching ( by Senator Elizabeth Warren )

    10/05/2015 4:15:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Points and Figures ^ | October 5th, 2015 | Jeff Carter
    One of the dangers of the the social internet is the potential to destroy someone. We have seen it with liberals attacking conservatives over issues. But, rarely have we seen it when one group attacks itself. The Wall Street Journal has an editorial today about how a person at the Brookings Institution think tank was deliberately attacked by Senator Elizabeth Warren. What’s pretty clear is that it was organized behind the scenes and launched. It wasn’t random. You might have read about thought police in science fiction. They aren’t science fiction anymore. What was his crime? Using cost-benefit analysis, Robert...
  • Former DOJ Head Michael Mukasey Hits Obama’s DOJ Voting Section

    10/05/2015 11:11:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    He attacks Obama's co-opting of the DOJ for the advancement of leftism, not justice. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey delivered a sharp criticism of the Obama Justice Department, particularly the DOJ Voting Section, in a speech republished in Hillsdale College’s Imprimis . In a broadside aimed at the Obama-era DOJ, Mukasey hits the department’s biased and partisan law enforcement policies. Mukasey’s speech should be required reading for every presidential campaign. Mukasey revisits the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by Eric Holder and other political appointees shortly after the 2009 inauguration: During the 2008...