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  • New ad rips Cruz and Trump as “dangerous” on climate change

    04/29/2016 7:24:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2016 | Joe Garofoli
    Not only will Burlingame be the center of the Republican political universe for three days starting Friday, when White House presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich speak at the state Republican Convention, but some Democrats are taking advantage of the media spotlight shining on California, too. Billionaire San Francisco environmental activist Tom Steyer launched an 30-second ad Thursday ripping Cruz and Trump for their dubious attitudes toward climate change and urging people to vote against them. On Monday, the former hedge fund manager has announced his NextGen Climate Action super PAC would spend $25 million this year...
  • WaPo: Ted Cruz Was John Boehner's Lawyer

    04/29/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04/28/2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Ted Cruz's claim on Thursday that he never knew or worked with John Boehner has been called into question following the revelation that the Texas senator once served as the former House speaker's lawyer.
  • Cruz’s latest fight with fellow Republicans is a reminder: Many don’t like the guy

    04/28/2016 6:46:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Sean Sullivan and Ed O'Keefe
    In the space of just 7 minutes here on Thursday, Ted Cruz reminded fellow Republicans that he has few friends in the party. First he tangled with former House speaker John A. Boehner, a longtime foe who so dislikes Cruz that he labeled him “Lucifer in the flesh.” Then Cruz undercut another Republican, fellow presidential candidate John Kasich, who had entered into an alliance with him to stop GOP front-runner Donald Trump. “There is no alliance,” Cruz told reporters on Thursday, acting as if a pact announced by his own campaign days before had never happened. Minutes later, Kasich strategist...
  • Andrea Tantaros Told To Take Some Time Off From Fox News (Suggests Cause is Support for Trump)

    04/29/2016 6:23:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 28 Apr 16 | John Roberts
    div class="the-content">Andrea Tantaros, popular Fox News co-host of Outnumbered, will not be on the show for a little while.Here’s why…From BPR: There’s going to be a glaring absence on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered” — at least for the time being. After TVNewser received a tip that Tantaros would be absent for a while, the publication reached out to the network, which replied that there were some contract issues that needed working out.“Issues have arisen regarding Andrea’s contract, and Fox News Channel has determined it best that she take some time off,” FNC wrote. “She is still under contract with the network.”...
  • Trump Ad running in Indiana re Cruz bad trade deals

    04/29/2016 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 13 replies
    kantarmediana.com ^ | 4/28/16 | Donald J Trump
    Here is the ad Trump is running against Cruz in Indiana Indiana AD
  • CRUZ'S EVANGELIST FATHER RE-EMERGES IN INDIANA

    04/29/2016 6:27:51 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 48 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 04/29/2016 | JEROME R. CORSI
    NEW YORK – After negative reporting of his religious views, the Christian evangelist father of Ted Cruz has returned to the campaign trail in an effort to win evangelical voters in Indiana, whose primary Tuesday is regarded by many as the Texas senator’s last hope to keep his bid for the Republican presidential nomination alive. While the national media largely has been silent about Rafael Cruz’s re-emergence, local reporters in Indiana have covered his various appearances. WSBT-TV in Mishawaka, Indiana, reported Rafael Cruz created “a lot of excitement” by showing up as a guest of Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence...
  • Pence to endorse?

    04/29/2016 6:37:28 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 52 replies
    Gov. Mike Pence to make a "significant" announcement on @GarrisonRadio at 12:06 p.m. Cruz endorsement?— Niki Kelly (@nkellyatJG) April 29, 2016
  • GOP elites are now resigned to Donald Trump as their nominee

    04/29/2016 5:55:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | Philip Rucker
    Throughout the Republican Party, from New Hampshire to Florida to California, many leaders, operatives, donors and activists arrived this week at the conclusion they had been hoping to thwart or at least delay: Donald Trump will be their presidential nominee. An aura of inevitability is now forming around the controversial mogul. Trump smothered his opponents in six straight primaries in the Northeast and vacuumed up more delegates than even the most generous predictions foresaw. He is gaining high-profile ­endorsements by the day — a legendary Indiana basketball coach Wednesday, two House committee chairmen Thursday. And his ­rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • RNC member accuses party of ‘institutional tyranny’ (Solomon Yue)

    04/18/2016 3:34:47 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | April 18, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher and Alex Isenstadt
    A member of the Republican National Committee rules panel accused his own party leadership of “institutional tyranny” on Monday, another escalation in the growing internal battle over the party’s arcane parliamentary procedures. Solomon Yue, the Oregon committeeman and member of the RNC’s Rules Committee, sent a more than 1,300-word email, obtained by POLITICO, to members of the rules panel on Monday morning, charging that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and his allies had improperly tried to scuttle Yue’s proposal to change the underlying rulebook for what could be the party’s first contested convention in 40 years this summer. Yue is the...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Holds Big Lead Ahead Of Oregon's Republican Primary(Trump 43%,Cruz 26% Kay. 17%)

    04/28/2016 3:34:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 78 replies
    OPB.org ^ | Updated: April 28, 2016 2:21 p.m. | Jeff Mapes
    A new poll of Republican voters in Oregon finds that Donald Trump has a double-digit lead in the state’s May 17 primary, while Ted Cruz is second despite pulling out of the state. The poll by the Portland-based Hoffman Research Group shows 43 percent support Trump. Twenty-six percent favor Cruz and 17 percent back John Kasich. It is the first public poll of the Republican presidential race in Oregon this year. Cruz has agreed not to campaign in Oregon and New Mexico in exchange for Kasich pulling out of Indiana. The two are trying to prevent Trump from getting a...
  • Cleveland Buys RNC Riot Insurance

    04/28/2016 5:53:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    The city of Cleveland, Ohio has bought insurance in anticipation of large scale rioting at this summer’s Republican National Convention, Shane Ferro reports at the Huffington Post. He also begins to lay out a media narrative that Republicans may to blame for some potential violence.
  • *vanity* Mark Levin still at it

    04/27/2016 8:13:50 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 105 replies
    04-27-2016 | Me
    What has happened to him? I used to listen to him religiously everyday on my way home from work. However, over the last 3 weeks or so, I rarely tune him in as I'm tired of his continuous Trump bashing. So today, I figured if I tuned him in, he'd finally admit that Cruz was done after the Trump rout last night. But what does he do on his opening monologue today? Yep, he continues his bashing and whining about Trump meeting up with Bobby Knight today. After 4-5 minutes of his crap, I finally tuned him out and listened...
  • MSNBC'S Hunt: Cruz Camp Saying Indiana Is Ted's Alamo

    04/27/2016 1:22:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” political correspondent Kasie Hunt said the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is describing Indiana is the candidate’s “Alamo.”
  • Letter: What blacks want from white allies

    04/27/2016 1:01:42 PM PDT · by pabianice · 77 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 4/25/16 | Nielsen
    To The Editor, Two weeks ago the “Stand Against Racism” program presented a panel of black activists at the Honors College to talk about their experiences with prejudice. During the Q & A period an audience member asked the panelists what they wanted from whites who wanted to be allies to people of color. They didn’t have to think for more than a moment before the answers came pouring forth. This is what I managed to jot down (paraphrased): Come to our events. Share our social media postings and flyers. Link your organizations with ours. Don’t come to us looking...
  • Donald Trump Ford foreign policy worked

    04/27/2016 12:58:49 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 3 replies
    The Donald Trump effect: Ford will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories. Ford Motor Co will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories to start making a new automatic transmission and expand output of certain commercial trucks, the company said on Tuesday. Ford said the moves would support a total of 650 jobs but would not say how many new ones would be created. The announcement comes three weeks after Ford said it would spend $1.6 billion to build a new vehicle assembly plant in Mexico, drawing fire from Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. Ford has countered that...
  • Donald Trump And The Knockout Punch

    04/27/2016 12:50:39 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 41 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Brody
    Donald Trump’s extraordinary Tuesday evening in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware got me thinking: if this GOP presidential process were a prizefight, the referee would have stopped it last night. The announcer would have exclaimed, “ Donald Trump, winner by knockout.” The impressiveness of Donald Trump’s clean sweep of the “Acela Primary States” on Tuesday isn’t in the victories themselves. Everyone knew that Trump would do well on Tuesday in the more moderate northeast. It’s the margin that’s notable. This was a shellacking. The knock on Trump was that he had a ceiling or that when other candidates...
  • Clinton Fundraising Email Warns of ‘Wild Ride’ With Donald Trump As Her Opponent

    04/27/2016 12:43:37 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Rutz
    A new Hillary Clinton fundraising email wants donations to help handle the “wild ride” that awaits if her Republican opponent winds up being businessman Donald Trump. Deputy Communications Director Christina Reynolds assailed Trump’s remarks Tuesday evening after his sweep of five primary states where he said Clinton’s only asset was “the woman’s card.” Trump suggested Clinton would not even reach five percent of the vote if she were a man, and Reynolds said Trump’s “dangerous rhetoric” meant Clinton needed to be as prepared as possible: After Donald Trump won all five primaries last night, he launched into an absurd diatribe...
  • Rove on Cruz Being Mathematically Eliminated for First-Ballot GOP Nomination... (not important)

    04/27/2016 12:27:39 PM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    EXCERPT “That’s not really important,” Rove said of Cruz’s mathematical elimination. “Trump dismisses the multiple candidate, uses it for as an excuse, saying, ‘Well, I didn’t get 50 percent of the vote until the 39th contest until there were so many candidates’ and yet he turns around and says, ‘Well, you can’t — Cruz can’t get there because there are multiple candidates.’ Well, you know, it is what it is. The question is can Trump get there and can the ‘not Trump’ forces keep him from getting there? Because I think everyone agrees, on the second ballot he’ll bleed. There...
  • Carly- I agree with you!

    04/27/2016 10:58:58 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 24 replies
    Donald J. Trump Facebook / CNN ^ | March 10, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    "Ted Cruz is just like any other politician. He says one thing in Manhattan, he says another thing in Iowa, he says whatever he needs to say to get elected and then he's gonna do as he pleases. I think the American people are tired of the political class." - Carly Fiorina
  • Paul Ryan: I'm no John Boehner (Say he is more inclusive)

    04/21/2016 3:38:52 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/21/16 | Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN
    Paul Ryan wants everyone to know he's no John Boehner. "I think I do it better," the House speaker told CNN during an interview this week, adding that his leadership style is different than his predecessor, whose resignation last year shocked Washington. "Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis." Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2012, has won over conservatives by trying to showcase a more inclusive leadership style than Boehner. But he's still beset by the same internal divisions that led to Boehner's ouster -- as his...
  • A Brother’s Mental Illness Influenced John Kasich’s Views

    PITTSBURGH — Gov. John Kasich often speaks about mental health in his campaign for president. He has defended his decision to expand Medicaid in Ohio by highlighting its benefits for mentally ill residents. He is probably the only Republican candidate this year to ask a crowd, “Do you know what it’s like for somebody to live with depression?” The question, posed at a rally in upstate New York recently, threw a hush over a room of 1,000 people. Mr. Kasich went on: “There are people here who know exactly what I’m talking about.” Mr. Kasich is one who knows. His...
  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 460 replies
    CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM
  • Family Massacre Reveals Ohio’s Massive, Illicit Marijuana Business

    04/27/2016 7:15:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 27, 2016 | Abby Haglage
    The only thing more shocking than murder of an entire family in rural Ohio might be to learn how big the area they grew marijuana in is to the international drug trade. Eight members of the Rhoden family, ranging in age from 16 to 44, were shot to death in four homes early Friday morning and three of those homes had considerable marijuana operations.
  • Autopsies: 7 of 8 in Ohio family shot repeatedly

    04/26/2016 12:01:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    wowk.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | wowk
    <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A coroner says seven of the eight victims in killings targeting a southern Ohio family were shot multiple times, and one had nine gunshot wounds.</p> <p>The Hamilton County coroner said Tuesday that autopsies showed some victims also had bruising. One victim was shot only once, but it's not clear who that was.</p>
  • A vote cast for Cruz or Kascish is a vote for Hillary Clinton. (Vanity)

    04/26/2016 6:57:32 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 93 replies
    A vote cast for either Ted Cruz or John Kasich is a vote cast for Hillary Clinton. I would suggest to potential voters who favor or intend to vote for either Ted Cruz or, John Kasich....that they take a good, long, hard, strategic & searching look, before they give their support and votes to Ted Cruz & John Kasich Both gents have failed miserably in their direct voter quest, and are now eliminated from ever reaching the required numbers of delegates to gain the GOP POTUS nominee nod. So......their "smoke filled back room" underhanded tactics commence. Should they be successful...
  • Revealed: Colorado Lawmakers Who Voted to Scrap Election Are Ted Cruz Delegates

    04/18/2016 12:38:09 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 156 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/17/16 | Julia Hahn
    Social media posts, along with Cruz’s campaign website, reveal that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) supporters in the Colorado Republican Party were responsible for crushing an effort to give Colorado the ability to vote in a state primary. In May of 2015, four Colorado Senate Republicans killed an initiative “to create a presidential primary in 2016,” reported the Denver Post. “Under the bill, Colorado would have held a presidential primary in March that ran parallel with the state’s complicated caucus system… when it came before the Senate Appropriations Committee, four Republicans voted to kill the bill with three Democrats supporting it.”...
  • Revealed: Colorado Lawmakers Who Voted to Scrap Election Are Ted Cruz Delegates

    Social media posts, along with Cruz’s campaign website, reveal that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% supporters in the Colorado Republican Party were responsible for crushing an effort to give Colorado the ability to vote in a state primary. In May of 2015, four Colorado Senate Republicans killed an initiative “to create a presidential primary in 2016,” reported the Denver Post. “Under the bill, Colorado would have held a presidential primary in March that ran parallel with the state’s complicated caucus system… when it came before the Senate Appropriations Committee, four Republicans voted to kill the bill with three Democrats supporting it.”...
  • TRUMP CARD: Magellan Poll Finds That Trump Would Trump Cruz in a Primary

    04/22/2016 6:49:24 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics -Conservative Bully Pulpit ^ | April 21, 2016 | Colorado Peak Politics
    There has been a lot of agitation from the Trump Camp about the caucus process in Colorado – and, maybe, now we know why. A Magellan poll released today shows that in a head to head match up, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would beat his opponent Ted Cruz in Colorado. Here are the numbers when voting on the current ballot: 44% – Trump 34% – Cruz 17% – Kasich 5% – undecided If voters were asked to choose between Cruz and Trump, the result is little changed: 48% – Trump 42% – Cruz According to the poll, Trump’s top...
  • Cru-sich Alliance Backfires=> Indiana Voters Dump Cruz for Donald Trump (VIDEO)

    04/25/2016 9:43:14 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 25, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Last night the Cruz and Kasich camps formed the Cru-sich Alliance to stop Donald Trump. The two campaigns announced the development on Twitter. Kasich and Cruz campaigns released concurrent statements Sunday agreeing Cruz will focus on Indiana, and Kasich on Oregon and New Mexico. Unfortunately, the Cru-sich alliance backfired. MSNBC reporter Tony Dokoupil found that all of the Kasich voters he spoke with in Indiana had voted for Trump today.
  • Rudy Giuliani: Trump Is the Nominee… Cruz-Kasich Backroom Deal is Devastating (Video)

    04/26/2016 6:49:41 AM PDT · by GilGil · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Rudy Giuliani: My thought is that Trump is the nominee. I supported him before. I support him now. I fully endorse him 100% and I urge other Republicans to get behind him. We may have preferred somebody else but he is going to be the candidate. And now we have to do the best we can to make sure we defeat Hillary Clinton. The fact that Cruz and Kasich had to get together in this backroom deal, is devastating. The American people on both the Republican side and Democratic side are telling us something. They’re telling us they don’t like...
  • Cru-sich Alliance Backfires=> Indiana Voters Dump Cruz for Donald Trump (VIDEO)

    04/26/2016 7:49:55 AM PDT · by GilGil · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Unfortunately, the Cru-sich alliance backfired. MSNBC reporter Tony Dokoupil found that all of the Kasich voters he spoke with in Indiana had voted for Trump today.
  • Youngest Ohio family member received Facebook threat before murders

    04/26/2016 7:51:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/26/16 | ap/cbs/foxnews
    The youngest of the eight Ohio family members found slain in execution-style murders last week received a threat on Facebook before the mass killings, Ohio's attorney general said Monday. ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Rhoden Jr., a 16-year-old freshman at Piketon High School, was the subject of the threat, CBS News reported. "I'm aware of the Facebook threat," Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. "Every piece of information is valuable and our investigators are certainly taking that into consideration." The threat is just one emerging piece of evidence in the investigation, which has also uncovered cockfighting chickens and a marijuana growing operation at...
  • Donald Trump Wins More Than 2 Million More Votes Than Mitt Romney in 2012 in States Voting So Far

    04/25/2016 11:35:12 AM PDT · by vikingrinn · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/25/2016 | Matthew Boyle and Andy Badolato
    "Data compiled since the New York GOP primary shows that billionaire Donald Trump’s popular vote total in 2016 in states that have voted so far significantly exceeds the vote totals that Mitt Romney, the 2012 nominee, had in those states in total."
  • Cruz Campaign Vetting Carly for VP

    04/25/2016 1:15:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/25/2016 | Michael Warren
    Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is vetting Carly Fiorina as a potential running mate, THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned. According to a spokeswoman for Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and one-time presidential candidate is being vetted by Cruz's campaign. "Normal stuff," said Sarah Isgur Flores, who served as deputy campaign manager during Fiorina's bid, when asked about the process. She added that Fiorina has met with members of the Cruz campaign and has given them financial disclosures and other documentation. Flores added that "no offers" have been made. On ABC's This Week Sunday, reporter Jon Karl floated the idea that Cruz...
  • Should Cruz pick his VP this week? (Get Blown Out Tomorrow; ICarly Fiorina For VP)

    04/25/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 120 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2:01 pm on April 25, 2016 | Allahpundit
    The idea was floated over the weekend by Jon Karl on ABC, as you’ll see below, and started some conservative tweeters chattering. I think there’s more upside to it than downside, but there are downsides. Cruz needs media oxygen in the next week, a way to have the story not just be Trump's NE sweep. Not a lot of ways to get that.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) April 25, 2016 Picking a running mate now could limit his dealmaking options at the convention. But first you gotta get to the convention.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) April 25, 2016 Cruz is going to...
  • Trump relentlessly mocks Kasich: 'I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion'

    04/25/2016 1:18:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/25/2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump relentlessly mocked Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign-trail eating habits on Monday. During a rally in Rhode Island, the Republican presidential frontrunner said that the Ohio governor should learn from Trump's children, whom Trump has urged to eat modest portions of food. "Did you see him? He has a news conference all the time when he's eating. I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion," Trump said of Kasich. He continued: "I'd say, 'Children, small, little bites.' This guy takes a pancake and he's shoving it in his mouth. It's disgusting. Do you want...
  • Obama Has Harsh Words For Black Lives Matter Activists WHILE FROLICKING IN LONDON

    04/25/2016 5:17:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/24/2016 | Eric Owens
    President Barack Obama urged Black Lives Matter activists to work with the leaders of institutions instead of “keeping on yelling at them” at a youth town hall event. Obama made the remarks on Saturday — in London, England, well over 3,000 miles from the nearest American Black Lives Matter protester, according to the Daily Mail. “You can’t just keep on yelling at them and you can’t refuse to meet because that might compromise the purity of your position,” Obama urged his young British audience. “The value of social movements and activism is to get you at the table, get you...
  • Autopsies completed in shooting massacre that killed 8 Ohio relatives

    04/25/2016 12:37:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/25/16 | AP/foxnews.com
    Medical teams on Monday finished the autopsies of eight family members shot and killed in a total of four different homes in southern Ohio, as officials revealed the investigation had uncovered three marijuana growing operations. ADVERTISEMENT “This was a preplanned execution of eight individuals,” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. “It was a sophisticated operation. And those who carried it out were trying to do everything they could do to hinder the investigation and their prosecution." DeWine and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader did not immediately release the results of the autopsies. The attorney general had prevously said each relative...
  • Ted Cruz and the Invisible Plan Read more at:

    04/25/2016 8:24:51 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/25/2016 | PETER SPILIAKOS Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/postmodern-conservative/434481/ted-cru
    Cruz is doing a decent job of talking to political junkies, and a terrible job of talking to everyone else. Some of that is the media’s fault and much of it is Ted Cruz’s fault. Find a friend of yours who doesn’t pay much attention to politics. Ask those people what Trump wants to do. Don’t ask them about their opinion of Trump. Ask them what actual government actions the Trump wants. They will definitely tell you that he wants to build a wall, ban Muslim immigration, and deport illegal aliens. They will tell you that he will negotiate better...
  • Donald J. Trump Response to Cruz and Kasich Campaigns

    04/24/2016 10:13:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 212 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | 4-24-2016 | Donald J. Trump
    <p>Senator Cruz has done very poorly and after his New York performance, which was a total disaster, he is in free fall and as everyone has seen, he does not react well under pressure. Also, approximately 80% of the Republican Party is against him. Governor Kasich, who has only won 1 state out of 41, in other words, he is 1 for 41 and he is not even doing as well as other candidates who could have stubbornly stayed in the race like him but chose not to do so. Marco Rubio, as an example, has more delegates than Kasich and yet suspended his campaign one month ago. Others, likewise, have done much better than Kasich, who would get slaughtered by Hillary Clinton once the negative ads against him begin. 85% of Republican voters are against Kasich.</p>
  • Rhode Island Poll: 90% of Female Voters Reject Senator Ted Cruz (LOL)

    04/25/2016 1:04:55 AM PDT · by onyx · 36 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | APRIL 25, 2016 | Sundance
    Rhode Island Poll: 90% of Female Voters Reject Senator Ted Cruz For the past several weeks Senator Ted Cruz has been running a presidential campaign based on a strategy to ‘win despite the voters’. The latest Brown University poll (full pdf below) of Rhode Island voters highlights why.The Brown U Poll shows Donald Trump with a lead of 38%, Governor Kasich second with 25% and Ted Cruz in dead last with only 14% support.(FULL POLL DATA LINK) The poll surveyed a random sample of 600 registered Rhode Island voters who are likely to vote in the presidential primaries. It...
  • Ted Cruz, John Kasich join forces to stop Donald Trump

    04/24/2016 8:04:15 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 346 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24, 2016 | David Mark
    Ted Cruz and John Kasich issued startling statements Sunday night about their paths ahead, the first sign the two campaigns are coordinating to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination. Within minutes of each other, the pair issued statements saying they will divide their efforts in upcoming contests with Cruz focusing on Indiana and Kasich devoting his efforts to Oregon and New Mexico. The strategy is aimed at blocking Trump from gaining the 1,237 delegates necessary to claim to GOP nomination this summer.
  • Cruz, Kasich coordinate in new anti-Trump effort

    04/24/2016 7:28:05 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/24/16 10:21 PM EDT | By Katie Glueck
    Ted Cruz and John Kasich are ceding states to each other as part of a broader effort to stop Donald Trump, an abrupt change in strategy that the campaigns announced Sunday night. “To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico, and we would hope that allies of both campaigns would follow our lead,” Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe said in a statement. Previously, the Cruz...
  • Cecile Richards: Vote for Hillary Clinton Because Pro-Lifers Want to “Get Rid of Planned Parenthood”

    04/25/2016 8:36:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood abortion business CEO Cecile Richards campaigned for Hillary Clinton over the weekend and said abortion activists should vote for her because pro-life supporters want to “get rid of Planned Parenthood.” Richards and the Clinton campaign have been joined at the hp from the beginning and Planned Parenthood made its first-ever presidential endorsement supporting Clinton. Richards campaigned at Brown University, the very liberal Ivy League school that is her alma mater and, as she always does, falsely equated opposing abortion with opposing health care for women: President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards ’80 spoke on campus Friday to advocate...
  • Huckabee: I Wish Cruz-Kasich Wanted to Stop Hillary As Much as They Do Trump

    04/25/2016 8:27:59 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/25/2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday Ted Cruz and John Kasich joined forces to deny Donald Trump enough delegates to win the Republican nomination. Both of the contenders are coordinating efforts to stop Donald Trump. Neither one can do it separately so they're hoping they’ll be able to do it together. That way they can force a contested convention and rip apart the Republican Party. Tonight former Governor Mike Huckabee weighed in on this new tactic. Cruz, Kasich join forces to stop Trump. I wish they wanted to stop Hillary and much as they did the Republican who is beating both of them.
  • Trump's New Delegate Strategy Takes Root in Pennsylvania

    04/25/2016 8:15:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 04/20/2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    After his resounding victory in New York Tuesday night, Republican front-runner Donald Trump looks ahead to a series of primaries in the Northeast, including Pennsylvania, where he will deploy a new strategy that includes aggressively courting delegates, a tactic he had previously and vocally panned as unnecessary and part of a "rigged" system. The hard push for support from individual delegates is a shift for Trump who has been outmaneuvered by rival Sen. Ted Cruz, but one that has proven necessary as if he is to ensure he has the support of delegates at the Republican nominating convention in July....
  • Trump: Gee, this Cruz-Kasich Marvel team-up looks a little desperate

    04/25/2016 8:11:44 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 21 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 04/25/2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    Well … yeah. That’s the point, isn’t it? Under normal circumstances, Ted Cruz and John Kasich wouldn’t get within a mile of each other politically. Cruz has spent his single Senate term as the iconoclast, tilting at leadership every chance he could get, while Kasich has spent the last few years chastising conservatives like Cruz as knee-jerk obstructionists. Suddenly, Cruz has an affinity for established leadership and Kasich for obstruction when it comes to Trump, and it’s pretty clear why: ------------------------ Still, Trump’s correct about this new Marvel Team-Up and the weakness it shows in both candidates. Trump’s about to...
  • Ted Cruz, John Kasich join forces to stop Donald Trump (CNN)

    04/25/2016 8:16:14 AM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 25, 2016 | Phil Mattingly, Dan Berman and David Mark, CNN
    (CNN) — Ted Cruz and John Kasich are joining forces in a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination. Within minutes of each other, the pair issued statements late Sunday saying they will divide their efforts in upcoming contests with Cruz focusing on Indiana and Kasich devoting his efforts to Oregon and New Mexico. The strategy -- something the two campaigns have been working on for weeks -- is aimed at blocking Trump from gaining the 1,237 delegates necessary to claim to GOP nomination this summer.
  • Why the Kasich-Cruz alliance could backfire

    04/25/2016 8:14:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann
    On paper, the alliance between Ted Cruz and John Kasich – whereby Kasich will skip the May 3 Indiana primary to help Cruz against frontrunner Donald Trump, while Cruz will skip Oregon (May 17) and New Mexico (June 7) to help Kasich – makes a lot of sense. After all, when you add up the Cruz-Kasich percentages in recent polls, that number beats Trump’s percentage. The alliance is also necessary, given that the three public polls out of Indiana now show Trump ahead – and if Trump wins the Hoosier State, it’s game over for Cruz and Kasich. But we...
  • Bill Kristol Pushes Jim Mattis For Third Party Run: "Patriotic Americans" Will Look At This Choice

    04/25/2016 7:36:56 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    RCP ^ | April 24, 2016 | Tim Hains
    BILL KRISTOL: The only thing that appeals to me is what Reince Priebus just called a dumb idea, which is giving the American people a better choice than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump... I think an independent candidacy is totally doable, I think it will happen. The ballot access problems are not -- STEPHANOPOULOS: -- coming up on the filing deadlines -- KRISTOL: -- oh, Texas, North Carolina. Every other state -- no other state's filing deadlines' before June 27th. You couldn't wait until the convention. You'd have to decide after Indiana, possibly after California. I think there will be...