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  • BUSTED: Anti-Trump Consultant Liz Mair Paid $15K A Month By Dictator (WITH UPDATE)

    11/24/2015 5:43:35 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 43 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 11-24-2015 | Charles C, Johnson
    Failed political consultant Liz Mair is crowd funding a political attack on billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump and she’s getting noticed.
  • Family earning over $1 million living in NYC public housing

    11/26/2015 3:40:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies ^ | november 25, 2015 | myles miller
    PIX11 Investigates has found over 1,500 households earning six-figure salaries while living in New York City Housing Authority apartments. "They should move them out," said Carmen Santiago, an Alfred E. Smith Houses resident. Housing records obtained by PIX11 Investigates show a family reported making nearly a million dollars while paying only $1,574 in monthly rent for a three-bedroom apartment. The household's annual income was $497,911 and the head of household owned real estate "that produced $790,534 in rental income between 2009 and 2013," according to a report by the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development....
  • Record 3.5 Million Defy Terror Fears to Watch the Spectacular Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

    11/26/2015 12:13:57 PM PST · by Cecily · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 26, 2015 | Khaleda Rahman
  • Plan A for GOP donors: Wait for Trump to fall. (There is no Plan B.)

    11/25/2015 9:36:21 AM PST · by springwater13 · 23 replies
    As the combative mogul enters his fifth month at the top of the GOP field, attempts to derail him remain anemic, underfunded and unfocused — and they are likely to stay that way until the Iowa caucuses in less than 10 weeks. Most of the party’s financiers and top strategists are sitting on the sidelines. Many are reluctant to spend money against Trump after watching others fumble as they tried to handle his counterpunches. Others, citing past elections, remain confident that the race will eventually pivot away from him early next year. -- “I’m not sure someone wouldn’t do better...
  • Your Republican Uncle (New DNC website providing talking points)

    11/25/2015 9:36:26 AM PST · by TXnMA · 49 replies
    DNC website ^ | Undefined, but current | DNC
    YOUR REPUBLICAN UNCLE The holiday season is filled with food, traveling, and lively discussions with Republican relatives about politics sometimes laced with statements that are just not true. Here are the most common myths spouted by your family members who spend too much time listening to Rush Limbaugh and the perfect response to each of them. Want to stay in the know all year round? Sign up to have the latest updates on how Democrats are fighting back against Republicans.
  • 'Man In The High Castle' Subway Ads, Featuring Nazi Symbols, Removed From Trains

    11/25/2015 7:48:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    CBS New York ^ | November 24, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A set of controversial subway ads featuring what appear to be Nazi symbols has been removed, following a livid response ... The ads for "The Man in the High Castle," which are running on the 42nd Street Shuttle or S Train, feature what look like Japanese Rising Sun flags and Nazi imperial eagles. The show, based on the 1962 Philip K. Dick novel of the same title, imagines an alternate history where the Axis powers win World War II ...
  • New York Times: A Definitive Debunking of Donald Trump’s 9/11 Claims

    11/25/2015 7:28:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/25/2015 | Jim Dwyer
    How alarmed were New Jersey officials by reports of Muslims dancing in the streets of Jersey City and Paterson on Sept. 11, 2001, to celebrate the destruction of the World Trade Center? They feared riots would break out and were ready to send in the National Guard and the State Police to preserve order.But John J. Farmer Jr., then the New Jersey attorney general and the state's chief law enforcement officer, said on Tuesday that he ordered an investigation that very day and found the reports to be bogus, more wild stories born in the stricken hours after the attacks....
  • REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...

    11/25/2015 7:14:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 88 replies
    Drudge ^ | Nov 25: 2015
    REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...
  • It's Ted v Trump. (Either way, the good guy wins)

    Donald Trump still has a healthy lead, at 33%. But it's become very clear that Ted Cruz is his primary competitor; he's up to 21%, as Ben Carson fades to a mere 12. Rubio is still the establishment's best hope, at 11.4%. Bush is rallying slightly at 7.9%, up from a low of 4.5%. I'm not really bothered by Bush rallying; he'll only steal oxygen from Rubio. Fiorina is at 4.2%; Huckabee at 3.3%; Kasich at 2.5%; Christie at 1.9%; Paul at 0.6% and Graham at 0. That's right, 0.
  • New Kasich Web Video: Donald Trump Is Pretty Much a Nazi, Right?

    11/25/2015 7:11:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | Jim Geraghty
    Yeesh. John Kasich's campaign takes its biggest shot at Donald Trump, featuring a former U.S. prisoner of war, Ret. Col. Thomas Moe, adapting a famous quote about the Nazis, and applying it to Trump. *snip* See what you've done, Governor Kasich? Now you've got me, Trump hater extraordinaire, forced to defend Trump from charges of crypto-Nazism. We still don't know whether Donald Trump really wants Muslims to register with the government. He's never directly proposed it. He's given a half-distracted, loosely-worded affirmative answer to a reporter when it was first brought up by the reporter. Every time he's asked since,...
  • Sarah Palin on Potential ’16 Endorsement: Immigration ‘Huge on My List’

    11/24/2015 5:23:55 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 24, 2015 | by TONY LEE
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said where GOP candidates stand on amnesty and immigration will be “huge” in determining which candidate she potentially endorses in this election cycle if she decides to make an endorsement that may well determine who will win the GOP presidential nomination. Palin praised Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)82% —who is the top champion of American workers in Congress—saying that he is “so good on immigration.” She added that it is probably “his number one issue that he thinks is most impacting on the future of America.” “He’s going to pick one candidate who’s strongest on that...
  • Republican campaign rhetoric has Muslim-Americans on edge

    11/24/2015 2:33:02 PM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 24, 2015 | JOSH CORNFIELD
    Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and distressing Muslims in the U.S.
  • TV networks can’t find common ground in dealing with Trump (Trump Wins)

    11/24/2015 12:20:42 PM PST · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 23 at 7:41 PM | Paul Farhi
    Network TV representatives decided Monday not to fight restrictions imposed by Donald Trump's campaign on reporters covering the Republican presidential front-runner. In a conference call, the political-news chiefs of the five leading news networks conferred about the issue but came to no agreement about what to do, several people familiar with the discussion said. The call among news managers from ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News and NBC News came after two run-ins between network journalists and Trump officials last week. ... In interviews, officials from two networks described the conflicts between Lewandowski and reporters last week as an...
  • Trump campaign manager: Media suppressing proof of 9/11 claim

    11/24/2015 2:01:47 PM PST · by detective · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday continued to double down on the real estate mogul’s controversial claim that he saw “thousands and thousands” of Muslim-Americans cheering in New Jersey following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "For the mainstream media to go out and say that this didn’t happen is just factually inaccurate,” Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Breitbart News.
  • CNN, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS Reportedly Band Together to Push Back Against Trump

    11/24/2015 7:24:38 AM PST · by mandaladon · 90 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Elizabeth Preza
    nemy: Donald Trump. The networks want Trump to ease restrictions placed on reporterscovering his events, the Washington Post reports. Over the past few weeks, stories have surfaced that indicate a particularly volatile relationship between Trump and the media. At a rally last Tuesday, a Trump aide threatened to revoke Noah Gray‘s media credentials after the CNN reporter briefly left the designated press area to cover a #BlackLivesMatter protester. The aide told Noah to “get back in the pen” or risk being “f*cking blacklisted.” At a rally Friday, Trump barred members of the press from covering the event, including reporters from...
  • Mika Brezezinski: 9/11 Rhetoric "Could Really Hurt Trump"

    11/24/2015 8:05:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 108 replies ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday’s “Morning Joe,” show co-host Mika Brzezinski warned that if Republican presidential front-runner continues to claim he watched celebrations of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, it could damage his candidacy.
  • Staten Island Mall restores tree lighting after trying to cancel Christmas events, spurring protest

    11/24/2015 5:00:14 AM PST · by ETL · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | November 23, 2015 | Dan Good
    A Facebook group criticizing the Staten Island Mall for canceling its Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and Santa parade has attracted tens of thousands of followers, energizing debate about the loss of holiday traditions. The mall later apologized, announcing it would host a holiday celebration on Dec. 4 featuring Santa, a tree lighting and a toy drive. "We heard the disappointment in your shopper feedback regarding the cancellation of the annual Santa Parade. At Staten Island Mall, we pride ourselves on being a community partner and take our shoppers' sentiments to heart -- good and bad," mall officials said in a statement.
  • Bill de Blasio says his son, Dante, has joined protests over racial issues at Yale

    11/23/2015 10:44:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 24, 2015 | By Erin Durkin
    Mayor de Blasio said his son Dante has been active in protests over racial issues at Yale — and they both agree the school should drop the name of a prominent defender of slavery. Dante, a freshman, is assigned to Yale’s Calhoun College, named for John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and South Carolina senator who vehemently backed slavery as a “positive good” for the nation. “He’s very concerned, and he certainly notes the fact that the college he’s in, Calhoun College, is named for someone it shouldn’t be named for,” de Blasio told reporters Monday. “ That’s quite...
  • Paul: U.S. should “absolutely not” monitor mosques, create Muslim database

    11/23/2015 9:41:10 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/22/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s stance on the topic “disqualifying,” Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that he opposed government surveillance at mosques and establishing databases to track Muslims. “Yes we should follow people who are a risk,” Paul said. “Should we talk to their neighbors and friends, should we talk to their imam? Sure, all of that is legitimate, but should we target mosques and have a database of Muslims? “Absolutely not, and I think that’s disqualifying for both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio to say that we’re going to close down...
  • Trump faces challenge on eligibility for the New Hampshire ballot

    Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)Donald Trump may be the clear Republican front-runner in New Hampshire but at least one member of his party is saying he shouldn't even be on the ballot. Former state party chairman Fergus Cullen, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump's, on Monday challenged the businessman's status within the party. "It is my belief that Mr. Trump must present evidence that he is a registered member of the Republican Party because his views, expressed over decades, are inconsistent with the Republican Party platform and the Republican Party of New Hampshire's statement of principles and bylaws," Cullen...
  • Trump Rally Columbus, OH After-action report.

    11/23/2015 7:28:21 PM PST · by LS · 43 replies
    Self | 11/23/2015 | LS
    We four arrived at the Convention Center at 6:30. There were a good 50 protesters and counter-protesters out front, real whack Jo's (some chick with a megaphone talking about some galactic something or other). Once inside, it looked like a good 8000-10,000, but I never got a good view of the full crowd. It was hard to hear him at times. He delivered his standard speech, "build the wall," beat China on trade, build up the military, get rid of Obamacare. He went over the latest polls, didn't bash Jeb, Carson, or Rubio. He didn't say as much on the...
  • Trump: Actually, I May Break My Pledge Not To Go Third Party

    11/23/2015 7:58:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 247 replies ^ | November 23, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Hey, remember this? The Pledge #MakeAmericaGreatAgain Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2015 After routinely flirting with a third-party run, Donald Trump signed an unambiguously-worded pledge in early September, vowing ;forego a third-party presidential bid if he fails to secure the Republican presidential nomination. Having committed his word,Trump averred that he had "no intention" of reconsidering the promise: "I see no circumstances under which I would tear up that pledge," he said, calling the pledge "total." Now he's mad about some opponents and outside groups announcing plans to attack him, so the thin-skinned and erratic Republican frontrunner is once...
  • TRUMP ERUPTS AT RNC: 'THAT WASN'T THE DEAL!': GOP elites plot new campaign to harm candidacy

    11/23/2015 6:47:57 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 90 replies
    WND ^ | 11/23/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    A new campaign is underway by Republican establishment operatives to take out Donald Trump and ensure he's not the candidate of choice for the GOP - and the billionaire front-runner has taken to Twitter to call out the lead player as a "wacko" with few funding friends. Trump described the operation this way on Twitter over the weekend: "A woman who got fired after two days of working with Scott Walker - a wacko - now trying to raise funds to fight me." He was referring to Liz Mair, a brief former campaign worker for Walker's presidential push, who's now...
  • Nonie Darwish: Obama, Terror, and the Irrelevance of “Moderate Muslims”

    11/23/2015 6:19:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/23/15 | Pamela Geller
    One of the reasons that the so-called “moderate Muslims” have become irrelevant and incapable of helping themselves or the West against Islamic terrorism is that over the centuries they have become tolerant of Islamic terrorism and considered it as part of normal life. Average Muslims have been led to believe that they are victims of the outside world and not Islam, and that is why many are either silent or sympathize with jihadists and even terrorists as having a legitimate cause; but they tell the West they don’t approve of using terror as a solution, even though Islamic books do...
  • The media has no idea how to deal with Donald Trump's constant lying

    11/23/2015 6:03:57 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 65 replies
    Vox Media ^ | November 23, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Donald Trump's interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week (above) is a great distillation of why covering the Republican frontrunner is proving so difficult for mainstream press outlets. On the one hand, he demands coverage. He's leading the race everywhere: nationally, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, in South Carolina. And with the exception of a brief surge for Ben Carson that's quickly dissipating, Trump has been leading consistently for more than three months. So outlets like ABC and shows like This Week would, naturally, like the longstanding GOP frontrunner to appear on their programs from time to time. It...
  • Trump must apologize to Muslim Americans, Jersey City | Editorial

    11/23/2015 3:42:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 131 replies
    Jersey Journal Editorial ^ | November 23, 2015
    Donald Trump must apologize to Muslim Americans and to Jersey City for his untrue, divisive and reprehensible comments perpetuating an old rumor we thought had rightly died. By repeating – and indeed embellishing – this hateful rumor, Trump once again ratchets up the ugliness in the current political climate. Thousands and thousands of people in Jersey City did not cheer the destruction of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Period. End of story. There is no need to continue to "fact check'' his words. The truth is that Trump's statements are factually, ethically and morally wrong. Those of...
  • Homeless Man In New York Finds Weapons Stolen From Worcester Armory

    11/23/2015 3:43:35 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 11-22-15 | Jim Smith
    There are new developments in a story that has kept investigators busy for several days after police say a man stole guns from a Worcester armory and then fled to New York. Now, New York Police say they have recovered at least some of the weapons. It was a little more than a week ago when 16 military weapons were stolen from the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center. Top officials voiced their concerns as the theft came during a time when national security concerns are at a high point.
  • TV networks hold conference call to discuss Trump treatment (JournoList)

    11/23/2015 12:42:49 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/23/15 | Hadas Gold
    Executives from several television networks held a conference call on Monday to discuss Donald Trump's campaign treatment of the press, but no immediate action is expected to come from the first call, sources familiar with the call told POLITICO. Another call is scheduled for this afternoon. Representatives from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN discussed how embeds and reporters from outlets are being treated, including being pushed into media "pens." The Washington Post was first to report on the conference call. It's unlikely a formal unified message will be sent to the Trump campaign unless all the networks agree on...
  • Behind Trump's Iowa Crowds, a Vigorous Outreach Effort

    11/23/2015 1:28:11 PM PST · by Red Steel · 30 replies
    nbc ^ | Nov 19, 2015 | Vaughn Hillyard
    FORT DODGE, Iowa -- Every one to two weeks, Donald Trump descends into an Iowa town for one of his signature campaign rallies. But behind the big crowds of supporters is a campaign machine of staffers and volunteers that has built a formidable network... The reach of the team's work is evident at its campaign rallies in the Hawkeye State... ...Steven said he got to personally know one of Trump's ground organizers, Chris Hupke, who oversees primarily the northwest region of the state for the campaign. "He's probably around five times [more than] anyone from the other campaigns," Steven said....
  • Oh My: Hillary Now Trails Six Different Republicans in New National Poll

    11/23/2015 8:32:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | November 23, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Happy Thanksgiving week, conservatives: Screen grab Poll: At least 7 GOP candidates beat or tie @HillaryClinton if race held today. @SundayFutures Fox News (@FoxNews) November 22, 2015 Rubio's up eight, Jeb's up six, Trump and Carson are up five, Cruz is up four, and Christie's up three. Fiorina is tied with Hillary, at 42 percent apiece. The sample is R+1 -- perhaps a bit generous -- but Hillary's fundamentals remain terrible, including a dead-last (38/58) 'honest and trustworthy' score among the field.  And it's entirely plausible that more Americans are identifying as Republicans in the wake of the Paris attacks, especially...
  • Poll: Six Republican candidates would beat Hillary in head-to-head general election match-up

    11/23/2015 7:44:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2015 | Rick Moran
    Do you smell that?  I love the smell of panic in the morning – especially from Democrats. Perhaps not panic.  But the results of this latest Fox poll should elicit some hand-wringing, wailing, and gnashing of teeth from Democrats. Six Republican candidates – several who are barely registering in GOP polls – would beat Hillary Clinton in the general election, according to the poll. The Hill: Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) would do best against Clinton, 50 to 42 percent, pollsters found. Billionaire Donald Trump, retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and...
  • Fox poll: Hillary loses to … everyone

    11/23/2015 6:51:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot ^ | November 23, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    That might be a slight exaggeration. Hillary Clinton doesn’t lose to everyone in the latest Fox poll, released yesterday. She beats Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination, and ties Carly Fiorina in a general-election match-up. Other than that, though, it’s a Republican blitz, as The Hill notes: Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) would do best against Clinton, 50 to 42 percent, pollsters found.Billionaire Donald Trump, retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would also win hypothetical elections, according to the new poll, taken after more than 100...
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces ‘See Something, Send Something’ app to combat terrorism

    11/23/2015 1:35:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced as part of his "See Something, Send Something" campaign a new mobile app that allows New Yorkers to alert authorities of potential threats. The "See Something, Send Something" app allows anyone with a smart phone to report suspicious activity directly to the New York State Intelligence Center in the form of photos or written notes, according to a press release. The press release reminds users to only report “suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack or briefcase in a public place) rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations, or speech unrelated to...
  • New Trump Instagram targets Hillary ("Hillary, there is nothing to laugh about.")

    11/23/2015 10:32:58 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
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  • Trump Releases His Plan for 2nd Amendment… Leaves Millions Furious (Liberal Heads Exploding)

    11/23/2015 6:11:16 AM PST · by xzins · 66 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 23 Nov 15 | Sela T
    One common criticism of billionaire businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump is that he far too often speaks in vague generalities and rarely offers specifics about where he stands on the issues. Well,he’s getting specific now, and you want to hear this! “The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period,” the position paper began. Trump went on to explain that the right to keep and bear arms is a right that pre-exists both the government and the Constitution, noting that government didn’t create the...
  • Trump posts video of Clinton laughing over Benghazi flames

    11/23/2015 1:13:49 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2015 | By Jesse Byrnes
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's latest video, posted online Monday, portrays Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton laughing over flaming images of the Benghazi attack. "Hillary has been having a laugh at our expense for years," reads text at the beginning of the video, followed immediately with a series of video clips of the former secretary of State chuckling. Clinton's laughter can be heard while several news clips fly across the screen highlighting several controversies, from Whitewater to the recent federal investigation into her private email arrangement while at State. The final clip of Clinton laughing — taken from her testimony...
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    11/23/2015 12:27:37 PM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
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  • Clinton Foundation’s Colombian ‘Private Equity Fund’ Was Unregistered

    11/23/2015 2:17:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/23/15 | Alana Goodman
    The Clinton Foundation’s Colombia-based investment company was not registered as a private equity fund in the country, which may have allowed it to avoid certain industry regulations and oversight from the Colombian government.Although Fondo Acceso described itself as a “Private Equity Fund” in company promotional materials and business presentations, it is not listed in a database of current or previously registered private equity funds maintained by the Colombian government.Colombian legal experts consulted by the Free Beacon said that Fondo Acceso did not appear to have violated any laws by calling itself a private equity fund, as long as it was...
  • Rubio's Growing Credibility Gap

    11/23/2015 12:07:14 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10-08-2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    “I think it’s just reflective of what’s been going on for the past month or so and the way the race, at least in the establishment lane, has shifted. It’s really Jeb or Marco now.” Thus spoke an “anonymous” Bush donor, quoted in Politico. The edgy and unidentified Bushie inadvertently confessed that all those Establishment types really do consider Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as one of their own. Apparently his Tea Party upset of then-GOP Establishment Governor Charlie Crist was not what it seemed. Senator Rubio has impressed many on the campaign trail. Without doubt his foreign policy concentration is...
  • Followers Of A Mysterious Turkish Islamic Cleric Have Donated Heavily To Hillary’s Campaign...

    11/23/2015 2:14:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/23/15 | Chuck Ross
    Members of a secretive Turkish Islamic movement that is at the center of a congressional ethics committee investigation have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and to her family’s charity, a Daily Caller investigation has found.The largest donation from a leader of the Gulen movement, which is operated from Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains by a moderate Muslim cleric named Fethullah Gulen, came from Recep Ozkan. A former president of the Gulen-linked Turkish Cultural Center, Ozkan gave between $500,001 and $1,000,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent months, the charity’s website shows. He also served as a national...
  • Climate change root cause of Syrian war: Britain's Prince Charles

    11/23/2015 2:23:58 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/23/2015 | Michael Holden
    Britain's Prince Charles has pointed to the world's failure to tackle climate change as a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the consequent refugee crisis engulfing Europe. The heir to the British throne is due to give a keynote speech at the opening of a global climate summit in Paris next week where 118 leaders will gather to try to nail down a deal to limit rising greenhouse gas emissions. "Some of us were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn't tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and...
  • The Democratic National Committee Is Broke

    11/23/2015 1:57:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/22/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is financially insolvent heading into the 2016 election year, Breitbart News has learned.Federal Election Commission records reveal that the DNC is millions of dollars underwater and running up a deficit each month, lagging far behind its financially savvy counterpart, the Republican National Committee.Just last month, the DNC turned a nearly million-dollar debt, marking the fourth month in a row that the DNC spent more money than it took in. In fact, the committee chaired by Debbie Wasserman Schulz took a loss in seven of the last ten months.The DNC raised $4,456,789 in the month of...
  • UC Merced holds ‘teach-in’ to help students understand stabbing attacker Faisal Mohammad

    11/22/2015 8:59:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 11/22/15 | Jessica Chasmar -
    Faculty at the University of California-Merced reportedly held a “teach-in” Monday night to help students better understand the motives of 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad, who earlier this month wounded four people with a hunting knife before being killed by campus police. The conservative college news website The College Fixreported that the teach-in was “conspicuously” devoid of discussions of radical Islam, and instead “delved into topics such as how society’s notions of masculinity pressure men.” Mohammad, a freshman studying computer science at UC Merced, was found to have a printout image of the Islamic State flag alongside a handwritten manifesto with detailed...
  • Huckabee: “Democrats seem determined to defend Islam more than America”

    11/22/2015 6:37:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/22/15 | Robert Spencer
    Republican presidential candidates respond to the ridiculous Democratic National Committee ad you can see here. Huckabee’s comment is most apposite, and is true not just of the DNC, but of the Obama Administration and the mainstream media — as well as much of the Republican establishment.“EXCLUSIVE: Republicans Slam DNC Ad Attacking Them for Using Term ‘Radical Islam,’” by Patrick Howley, Breitbart, November 21, 2015: WASHINGTON -Republicans are slamming the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) new attack ad criticizing the GOP for using the term “radical Islam.”After radical Islamists carried out deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, the DNC released an ad hitting...
  • Coming to grips with a President Trump

    11/22/2015 6:13:22 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 28 replies
    Nate Silver, editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight, the dream site for statistics nerds, crystallized the bewilderment of the analyst class in trying to process the ongoing triumph of Donald Trump. "About 25 percent of Americans identify as Republican. Donald Trump's getting about 25 percent of that 25 percent in the polls. Why is this impressive to people?" Silver tweeted, drawing more than 1,000 retweets and likes apiece. The answer, of course, is twofold. First, that fourth-of-a-fourth is exactly the sort that often can wield such outsized influence in American presidential primary politics. Second, and even more to the point, is...
  • Trump again won’t rule out a third-party run

    11/22/2015 8:30:24 AM PST · by springwater13 · 201 replies
    <p>Trump was responding to a Wall Street Journal report that Republican operatives are considering banding together donors from the other GOP campaigns in a bid to knock Trump off the top spot.</p> <p>Their efforts are taking on increased urgency as the first-in-the-nation Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses near and Trump leads the crowded GOP field for the fourth consecutive month, according to a new national Washington Post-ABC News poll. Some candidates, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, also are showing more willingness lately to directly attack Trump.</p>
  • Black Activist Punched at Donald Trump Rally in Birmingham

    11/22/2015 5:08:34 AM PST · by kristinn · 110 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 22, 2015 | Jenna Johnson and Mary Jordan
    A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand removal of Southall. "Get him the hell out of here, will you please?" Trump said. The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as...
  • Trump: Black Lives Matter Protester Allegedly Punched At Rally ‘Should Have Been Roughed Up’

    11/22/2015 5:48:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/22/15 | Derek Hunter
    Mercutio Southall Jr., a Black Lives Matter protester, was allegedly punched at a Donald Trump rally in Alabama after he disrupted the event by yelling “Black lives matter.” Reports also claim someone attempted to choke Southall as well.When the ruckus broke out, the crowd immediately booed and shouted down Southall with chants of “All lives matter.”For his part, Trump can be heard saying from the stage, “Get him the hell out of here, will you, please?”Appearing on Fox and Friends the morning after the dust up, Trump was unapologetic. The GOP frontrunner said Southall, “was so obnoxious and so loud,...
  • Trump tweet on African-American crime sets off firestorm

    11/22/2015 5:39:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/22/15 | Curt Mills
    Donald Trump's notorious Twitter presence landed him in a little hot water with segments of the internet commentariat Sunday with a tweet about black-on-black crime.Trump appears to have been arguing that the new national focus on criminal justice reform is perhaps misguided, as most slain African-Americans are killed by other African-Americans, not police officers. Trump's argument and the graphic he shared immediately drew the ire of some thinkers. Some argued that Trump was pandering to sentiment that was already prevalent within the Republican base.Additionally, some took exception to the veracity of the claims in Trump's graphic, arguing particularly that the...
  • Donald Trump Says He Would Bring Back Waterboarding on Terrorists as Interrogation Tactic

    11/22/2015 2:17:06 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 22, 2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday he would bring back waterboarding as a strategy in interrogations of suspected terrorists. "I would bring it back, yes. I would bring it back. I think waterboarding is peanuts compared to what they'd do to us," Trump told "This Week" on ABC. "We have to be strong. You know, they don't use waterboarding over there; they use chopping off people's heads."