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  • First on CNN: Rick Perry endorses Donald Trump for president

    05/05/2016 6:19:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dana Bash, CNN
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNN Thursday he will support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee and will do everything he can do to help him get elected. "He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves this country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them," Perry said Thursday.
  • Why the establishment wants Ted Cruz

    05/01/2016 1:37:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | May 1, 2016 | Carl M. Cannon
    With the pivotal Indiana presidential primary only two days away, and the decisive California contest still six weeks off, many Republican officials are already privately writing off 2016. Amid the wreckage of the turbulent 2016 nominating season, they still have a challenge in front of them: handicapping which of the two flawed finalists will cause the least long-term harm to their Grand Old Party. The conventional wisdom has been that Donald Trump is the bigger menace than Ted Cruz. Certainly, several swing-state Republican senators up for re-election in November worry about The Donald at the top of the GOP ticket...
  • *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...
  • Celebrate The Earth By Letting The Border Patrol Do Its Job

    04/22/2016 11:05:44 AM PDT · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | April 22, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    As many of you might know, today marks the official commemoration of Earth Day, a holiday conceived by the unfortunately named U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 and celebrated by self-styled environmentally conscious individuals every year on this day since. You might be wondering why I would choose to address this subject on a website whose purpose is ostensibly far removed from the subject of environmentalism. The answer to that question is very simple. Although usually framed either as an economic or a cultural argument, one of the most compelling reasons to reduce the excessive immigration into this country that’s...
  • Mexican 'exploitation movie' suggests Trump will hunt, kill illegal border crossers

    04/19/2016 11:35:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    A new Mexican movie promoted by Univision host Jorge Ramos portrays a drunk vigilante motivated by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rant killing at least four illegal immigrants at the border. The trailer for the movie, Desierto, now in Mexican theaters, blasts out Trump's initial criticism of illegal immigrants as a man armed with a rifle guns down targets crossing under barbed wire.
  • Cruz Should Drop Out Since He Got Only 43.8% in Texas!

    04/08/2016 6:26:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 91 replies
    Opinion ^ | 8 Apr 16 | Xzins
    Sometimes it is amazing what comes out of the mouthpiece of a campaign. Ted Cruz's challenged campaign manager is proclaiming that Trump should drop out if he cannot get over 50% in New York. In that case, Cruz should drop out because he only got 43.8% in Texas. The opposition vote in Texas was 27% for Trump, but then 18, 4, and 4, for Rubio, Kasich, and Carson respectively. IOW, a non-Trump vote of only 26%. Kasich is running second in New York, and Cruz had 18% at last count, well below the non-Trump vote in Texas of 26%. In...
  • Analysis: How Everyone Wins If Donald Trump Loses...Including Trump

    04/06/2016 8:32:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    CBSNews ^ | April 6, 2016 | WILL RAHN
    Analysis: How Everyone Wins If Donald Trump Loses...Including Trump By WILL RAHN CBS NEWS April 6, 2016 Nearly everyone in the Republican Party could benefit from Donald Trump losing, including Trump himself. The question is just about how he loses, and when. It's obvious at this point that Trump is rapidly deflating. Even putting aside his loss in Wisconsin Tuesday night, every indication we have is that he would be decimated in a general election. According to a Washington Post poll from last week, he's losing to Hillary Clinton by double digits. Demographics that went heavily for Mitt Romney, such...
  • Former Mexican president levels the l-word at Trump

    04/06/2016 8:01:39 PM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 6, 2015 | Anna Giaritelli
    A former Mexican president and previous critic of Donald Trump heaped new criticisms against the Republican presidential candidate late Wednesday. Vicente Fox Quesada tweeted out a string of attacks against the GOP front-runner, bashing Trump's immigration stances and calling him a "looser." "Trump is a looser, in business and in campaigning. He will never make it. He only is increasing hate ,violence. How can people stand him?" Quesada wrote. The former Mexican leader bashed Trump's plans to build a wall on the southern border, claiming the U.S. would not "survive enclosed in 4 walls."
  • The Odds Rise of a Democratic Victory

    04/06/2016 6:34:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 6, 2016 | William A. Galston
    The Odds Rise of a Democratic Victory William A. Galston While all eyes have been turned toward the dramatic nominating contests in both political parties, the fundamentals that will shape the general-election contest have been shifting toward the Democrats. Candidates seeking to succeed a two-term incumbent of their own party face an uphill battle. All other things being equal, political scientists find, such candidates can expect to fall short of the incumbents’ re-election vote share by at least 4 percentage points. Applied to the 2012 results, this metric would yield a 47% share for this year’s Democratic nominee. On the...
  • Two-thirds of Germans want end to open borders

    04/05/2016 10:16:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 05 Apr 2016 11:16 GMT+02:00
    Germans appear to be losing faith in the idea of a borderless Europe, as the results of a poll published on Tuesday showed that two-thirds would prefer the government to end the Schengen free-movement zone. The survey by French pollsters IFOP found that while 60 percent of Italians were against Schengen — an agreement which allows people to travel within the EU without showing a passport — across the Rhine the number of French people wanting borders closed was as high as 72 percent. It shows that the terror attacks in Brussels and Paris “stoked the feeling that things have...
  • YES Cruz Can Still Win Nomination Outright, NO Paul Ryan is NOT About to Be Foisted on Us,

    04/05/2016 7:02:12 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 92 replies
    The most recent propaganda angle with Team Trumpster has been that 'a vote for Cruz is a vote for an open convention in Cleveland... where the 'Establishment' is going to ram-through Paul Ryan on the 2nd ballot.  'So you gotta vote for Trump- don't you see?' Except that Paul Ryan is running out of ways to say 'I'm not running'.  Yes, the strategy in gaining his current position as Speaker of the House was 'Aw shucks, I'm not interested'... waiting until the demands for him grew louder and wider... then -reluctantly, of course- accepting the will of the people and a...
  • Homeland Security names illegal immigrant to 10 most wanted fugitives list

    03/31/2016 6:33:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security officials Wednesday named an illegal immigrant whom police accuse of killing a young woman in a drunken-driving accident to their list of 10 most wanted fugitives, hoping to capture a man who’s become a black eye for immigration agents. Agents failed to respond in February to pick up Eswin Mejia, 19, after he was charged with vehicular homicide by Omaha, Nebraska, authorities. . . . ICE Director Sarah Saldana appeared to stumble in testimony to Congress about the incident, saying that agents would have responded if the victim of the crash, 21-year-old Sarah Root, had already died, rather...
  • Audit says California's biggest university so cash-hungry that it changed admissions standards

    03/30/2016 2:02:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/30/2016 | Abby Jackson
    The University of California System is frequently lauded as one of the best public-education systems in the world. But a scathing new state audit of the system tells a story of manipulation of admissions standards for financial gain, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The audit claims that the university knowingly admitted out-of-state-applicants with lower qualifications in an effort to boost income from increased tuition. "This report concludes that over the past several years, the university has undermined its commitment to resident students," the audit reads. "The university made substantial efforts to enroll nonresident students who pay significantly more tuition...
  • No, Trump Isn’t Actually Better than Hillary

    03/30/2016 7:11:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 132 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 29, 2016 | David French
    Those of us who’ve pledged that we will never, ever vote for Donald Trump always get the same response: “You’d put Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office instead?” Clinton’s name is spoken like an epithet, as if it’s unthinkable that any conservative would take any single action that could facilitate her election. I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Clinton, but I also do not believe that Trump would make a better president. Not because Clinton isn’t as bad as you think, but because Trump is worse than you imagine.
  • What's News? That Foster Phone Call, Isolationism, The National Enquirer, Wifegate?

    03/28/2016 10:16:25 AM PDT · by patlin · 25 replies
    Diana West ^ | March 25, 2016 | Diana West
    The overload factor may be high, but the answer to my title-question is all of the above and more. 1) "More" includes Jeb Bush's endorsement of Ted Cruz this week, making official the merger between Bush, Inc. and the Cruz campaign, which began when the core of the Jeb Bush campaign finance committee, including the tainted Neil Bush (also globalist Boyden Gray) moved over to Team Cruz. Cruz supporters, from Rush Limbaugh (undeclared) to Kellyanne Conway, explain this as proof of how "True Conservative" Cruz has co-opted GOPe. I don't think so. If that were so, why, as the Texas...
  • What Every Voter Needs to Know About Ted Cruz(Video)

    03/26/2016 7:12:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    Next News Network ^ | Feb 18, 2016 | Gary Franchi
    The news report goes back in time documenting US history of international trade agreements starting from the time of Reagan administration who proposed a North American Common Market to current history. Fast Forward to November of 2004 when the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America is formed. Their focus is no longer trade and prosperity but security. Three private groups headed by the Council of Foreign Relations(CFR) and their respected organizations in Canada and Mexico. They claim in their own words North America is vulnerable on several fronts: the region faces criminal and terrorist security threats, increased...
  • Lexington’s Rawl Farm operation fined $1 million for using illegal immigrant workers

    03/26/2016 4:12:18 PM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | March 26, 2016 | John Monk and Tim Flach
    A federal judge fined a major Lexington County farm operation $1 million on Thursday for unlawfully using between 300 and 350 illegal immigrants as workers, according to filings Thursday in U.S. District Court in Columbia. . . .Although Anderson seemed inclined, if he could, to hold Rawl’s corporate officers individually responsible, he said the $1 million fine had been worked out by prosecutors and HW Group attorneys and that his role as judge was to approve it in its entirety or reject it. . . . Johnson, one of the Rawl family members and the registered agent for HW Group,...
  • Your get out of jail free card: Just be an illegal or non-U.S. Citizen

    03/25/2016 4:28:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 25, 2016 | Howie Carr
    Sentencing a Dominican EBT fraudster, the judge said, "Had the defendant been a citizen of the United States, he would, in all likelihood, be receiving a substantial sentence." . . . Attorney General Maura Healey's office signed off on this miscarriage of justice. The reason: So that Julio would not be deported back to the Third World hellhole from which he came. His lawyer said, "We want to keep him in the U.S." Why? So he can conspire to steal more money from Americans? The judge said she accepted the wet-kiss deal "reluctantly … reluctantly."
  • Court rules 'habitually drunk' illegal immigrant can't be deported

    03/25/2016 5:31:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 25, 2016 | Ariel Cohen
    A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. cannot deport an illegal immigrant who is a "habitual drunkard." In a 2-to-1 decision by the western 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the judges decided the condition has been wrongly equated with poor moral character and instead is a medical disease. . . . The ruling rendered Mexican citizen Salomon Ledezma-Cosino, considered a "habitual drunkard," not eligible for removal from the U.S. Medical records indicate he drank an estimated one liter of tequila a day for a decade.
  • Petition opposes Sheriff Clarke's policing at Trump protests

    03/24/2016 5:34:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Wisconsin Gazette ^ | March 24, 2016 | Lisa Neff
    Milwaukee social justice advocates don't want Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke handling policing at political events for Donald Trump. Clarke, earlier this month, told a Fox News host that demonstrators with immigrant rights and Black Lives Matter movements deserve to be "hit first and hit hard." Now the social justice groups Voces de la Frontera and the Coalition for Justice are circulating a petition calling for a law enforcement official other than Clarke to oversee public safety at Trump events in the Milwaukee area.
  • Brussels attacks also shatter confidence in Europe's open borders

    03/23/2016 5:55:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    LA LA Times ^ | March 23, 2016 | Matt Pearce and Sheldon Chad
    The physical damage was easy to see. The attackers' bombs shattered an airport terminal and a subway station. But when one of the European Union's top leaders expressed his sympathies to the men, women and children hurt and killed in Brussels on Tuesday morning, he hinted that the three attackers purportedly acting on behalf of the extremist group Islamic State had caused even greater damage. "These attacks have hit Brussels today, Paris yesterday," said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. "But it is Europe as a whole that has been targeted." When the European Union was created in 1993, one of...
  • International Competition Announced to Design 'Trump Wall' Between USA and Mexico

    03/23/2016 2:46:14 PM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    Blouin Art info ^ | March 22, 2016 | Jana Perkovic
    A US design collective Third Mind Foundation has announced an international design competition to design a wall on the border between the US and Mexico, in response to ideas of border security floated in the US presidential debate. The real-estate tycoon and leading candidate in the Republican Presidential Primaries, Donald Trump has proposed to tackle the issue of migration by building a wall along the US-Mexican border. The idea is nicknamed ‘The Great Wall of Trump. . . . the competition is open and anonymous, with the first prize award of $5,000 for the entry that best tackles the practical...
  • CNN Projection: Trump wins Arizona

    03/22/2016 8:24:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    Donald Trump will win the Arizona Republican primary, CNN projects.
  • The Cruzite Delusion

    03/22/2016 10:57:23 AM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 126 replies
    vanity ^ | 3/22/16 | M. Thatcher
    Cruz: "It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for America weakening NATO withdrawing from NATO we see Brussels, where NATO is headquartered, the subject of a radical Islamist terrorist attack."Cruz supporters: "How dare you say Cruz is blaming Trump for Brussels? Cruz said no such thing."
  • Trump candidacy inspires Mexican immigrants to scramble for citizenship

    03/20/2016 2:49:16 PM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Dallas News ^ | March 17, 2016 | Dianne Solis
    Last weekend García and Reyes joined a growing surge of legal permanent residents in Dallas and elsewhere inspired to seek U.S. citizenship in an effort to defend themselves against the leading Republican candidate. . . Reyes, who is 84, fingers yellowed Mexican documents that look fragile like leaves and explain life passages like birth, marriage and entry into the U.S. Reyes wants to vote, too. “I want to do this because I see this seńor Donald Trump. He’s crazy,” Reyes says. . . Arriaga worked the crowd at a recent Saturday workshop, telling them they could retain Mexican citizenship while...
  • Booting all undocumented immigrants could cost at least $400 billion, conservative group says

    03/20/2016 9:51:45 AM PDT · by kevcol · 158 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 20, 2016 | Encarnacion Pyle
    "The economic and human costs would be tremendous," said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the conservative research group's president and an adviser to John McCain during his 2008 presidential campaign. . . . Last August, Politico, with help from experts at groups spanning the political spectrum, rang up the costs to carry out the key provisions of Trump's immigration plan, including mass deportation, tripling the number of immigration officers and walling off the southern border, at $166 billion at the low end.
  • Conservative[?] activists plot to stop Donald Trump

    03/17/2016 9:08:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 66 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-17-2016
    A group of conservative activists huddled behind closed doors Thursday at a Washington hotel to plot strategy to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump , including calling for a unity ticket to oppose him and a floor fight at the GOP convention to deny him the nomination. The meeting was led by conservative talk radio host Erick Erickson, a longtime outspoken critic of Mr. Trump . “We believe that the issue of Donald Trump is greater than an issue of party. It is an issue of morals and character that all Americans, not just those of us in the conservative movement,...
  • Why Populism is Really Statism

    03/17/2016 6:47:15 PM PDT · by MLL · 212 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 03/17/2016 | Mark Levin
    On Thursday night, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin took on the rising tide of "populist nationalism" with a history lesson. Populism, Levin explained, is really just progressivism. The populist movement in America was the forerunner of the progressive movement, and both populism and progressivism share the same disdain for constitutionalism that conservatives reject.
  • Mitt Romney Campaigns With John Kasich, Telling Ohioans ‘America’s Counting on You’

    03/14/2016 5:42:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Thomas Kaplan
    Mitt Romney, in his latest attempt to help stop Donald J. Trump, joined Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on the campaign trail on Monday as Mr. Kasich tries to pull out a victory in his home state. At an air museum between Akron and Canton, where Mr. Kasich’s campaign bus pulled in next to a World War II-era bomber, Mr. Romney highlighted Mr. Kasich’s experience in Congress and as Ohio’s governor. “Unlike the other people running, he has a real track record,” Mr. Romney said in introducing Mr. Kasich at the town hall style event. “He has the kind of...
  • THIS Major GOP Presidential Candidate Took $588,375 From George Soros!

    03/14/2016 3:30:26 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    As “moderate” Ohio Governor John Kasich continues to remain in the Republican race, his PAC “New Day for America” just received a major donation that’s raising eyebrows among conservatives.
  • John Kasich defends immigration stance at Ohio rally

    03/14/2016 2:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Seth McLaughlin
    Gov. John Kasich defended Monday his support of an immigration overhaul that includes the legalization of nonviolent illegal immigrants, telling supporters on the eve of the Ohio primary that it is unrealistic to think that the federal government is going to boot illegal immigrants out of the country. The issue of illegal immigration has been a dividing line in the GOP presidential campaign, including here in Ohio, where businessman Donald Trump has vowed to finish the fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border and make the Mexican government pay for it, and promised to make people living in the country illegally to...
  • You Can’t Have a Constitution without a Nation to Go with It

    03/08/2016 3:08:02 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tim Dunkin
    Mainstream Republican pursuit of amnesty, open borders, and massive immigration (both legal and illegal) works to destroy the very Constitution they profess to be so concerned about You can tell it’s an election year, because the Republicans are all of a sudden talking about the Constitution again. Not that I mind, of course, but it seems that they only start paying attention to it when the generally more conservative and constitutionalist Republican primary voters start paying attention to them. So suddenly, the political realm is filled with talk about what the Constitution says about every issue, from abortion to xylophone...
  • Rubio chooses billionaire gay ‘marriage’ advocate to head his fundraising

    03/08/2016 12:49:37 PM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/8/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Marco Rubio is staunchly pro-marriage, but he’s facing questions after the revelation that he is appointing Paul Singer, a major gay “marriage” proponent, as his campaign finance chairman. Politico speculated that the choice is part of a Wall Street campaign to stop Donald Trump.  Merco Press claimed the choice "shows just how willing Rubio is to risk voter backlash in order to continue raising money for his campaign march." Singer founded the hedge fund Elliot Management Corporation, and is worth about $2.2 billion according to Forbes. In 2012, he started a Super PAC...
  • Unbound Delegates Could Hold Key to Stopping Trump at Convention

    03/08/2016 12:35:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    RCP ^ | 03/08/2016 | By Toby Harnden
    The ultimate result of the 2016 presidential election could yet rest on the likes of Erling “Curly” Haugland, 69, a businessman from Bismarck, North Dakota, who will be one of the 2,472 delegates to the Republican party convention in July. And he isn’t saying what he’ll do. “I wouldn’t know until the day of the first ballot [at the convention in Cleveland, Ohio] because a lot can happen between now and then,” he said. With the Republican party in uproar over the runaway primary lead of billionaire property mogul Donald Trump, the role of convention delegates could be crucial in...
  • Put North America First, CFR Task Force Recommends to U.S. Government (GoldmanSachs & Open Borders)

    03/08/2016 7:28:37 AM PST · by xzins · 107 replies
    CFR ^ | October 2, 2014 | Council on Foreign Relations
    A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the Canada-Mexico-U.S. relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening the United States and its place in the world. "It is time to put North America at the forefront of U.S. policy," the report says. "The development and implementation of a strategy for U.S. economic, energy, security, environmental, and societal cooperation with its two neighbors can strengthen the United States at home and enhance its influence abroad." by David H. Petraeus, retired U.S. Army general and chairman of the KKR Global Institute,...
  • More Latinos Seek Citizenship to Vote Against Trump

    03/07/2016 5:22:36 PM PST · by kevcol · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 7, 2016 | Julia Preston
    "I want to vote so Donald Trump won't win," said Ms. Villegas, 32, one of several hundred legal residents, mostly Mexicans, who crowded one recent Saturday into a Denver union hall. Volunteers helped them fill out applications for citizenship, which this year are taking about five months for federal officials to approve. "He doesn't like us," she said.
  • Software developer promises to defeat Trump, Clinton

    03/06/2016 6:50:36 AM PST · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    "When I travel, I'm constantly stopped by people asking for photos. I'm not tooting my own horn, but I have the ability to reach the people. They will listen because I have a checkered background and I may say something interesting," McAfee said. .. . "You might expect someone unexpected. My wife is black, my life is checkered and I am outside the box," McAfee said.
  • When did America stop being great?

    03/06/2016 6:13:03 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 60 replies
    Maclean's ^ | March 2, 2016 | Scott Gilmore
    Every political challenger claims things have gone wrong and only they can set it right. In 2008, Barack Obama castigated the George W. Bush years and ran on the slogan of “Change.” In 1980, Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter by asking, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” Twenty years before that, John F. Kennedy was elected by promising, “We can do better.” And the loudest voice in this year’s election, Donald Trump, is asking voters to “Make America great again”. But it’s not just Trump. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz and the rest of the Republican...
  • Donald Trump, Enemy of the Constitution

    03/03/2016 11:05:05 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 113 replies
    REASON ^ | 3 Feb 16 | Damon Root
    Trump has trashed free speech, religious liberty, property rights, and limits on executive power. Here's a question for you to puzzle over. Can you name the single most unconstitutional thing Donald Trump has proposed or endorsed so far in the 2016 presidential race? Not an easy question to answer, is it? Do you start with Trump's efforts to suppress immigration by gutting the 14th Amendment? Or do you perhaps point to Trump's long war on the Fifth Amendment and its protections for property rights, as exemplified by Trump's embrace of boundless eminent domain powers for the government and Trump's own...
  • McCain Follows Romney In Urging Voters To Think Twice About Trump

    03/03/2016 9:46:40 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 233 replies
    politico.com ^ | March 4
    John McCain followed Mitt Romney on Thursday in blistering Donald Trump, warning that voters should think "long and hard" before making him commander in chief. “I share the concerns about Donald Trump that my friend and former Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, described in his speech today,” said the Arizona senator and 2008 Republican nominee.
  • Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement

    03/02/2016 2:01:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 150 replies
    National Review ^ | March 02, 2016 | DAVID FRENCH
    Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement DAVID FRENCH March 2, 2016 Let me begin by saying that I was wrong. Weeks ago I said on a number of radio interviews that while I opposed Trump in the primary, I’d back him if he won the GOP nomination. I hadn’t yet seen — or had been unwilling to believe — the full extent of his contempt for the truth, his fondness for far-left conspiracy theories, and his sheer malice. When I saw Trump in full, my decision was easy: Never Trump. I have spent my entire adult...
  • Macedonia police fire teargas at migrants while Europe bickers

    02/29/2016 1:12:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 29, 2016 | By Alexandros Avramidis and Lefteris Karagiannopoulos
    Macedonian police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of migrants who stormed the border from Greece on Monday as a deeply divided Europe traded barbs over the biggest humanitarian crisis in decades. As frustrations boiled over at restrictions imposed on people moving through the Balkans, migrants trapped on the Greece-Macedonia border tore down a metal gate in the barbed wire fence. A Reuters witness said Macedonian police fired several rounds of teargas into the crowd and onto a railway line where other migrants sat refusing to move, demanding to cross into the country. Many of the migrants, fleeing war and poverty...
  • Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial)

    02/29/2016 12:57:24 PM PST · by Heartlander · 143 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2/29/2016 | CP Editorial
    Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial) Editors' Note: The Christian Post has not taken a position on a political candidate before today. We are making an exception because Trump is exceptionally bad and claims to speak for and represent the interests of evangelicals.We the senior editors of The Christian Post encourage our readers to back away from Donald Trump.As the most popular evangelical news website in the United States and the world, we feel compelled by our moral responsibility to our readers to make clear that Donald Trump does not represent the interests...
  • A Vote for Donald Trump Is a Vote for Bigotry (Another GOPe Traitor)

    02/29/2016 8:47:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 29, 2016 | Stuart Stevens
    Political consulting and morality go together about as well as that famous fish and bicycle. Lawyers have constructed a neat paradigm obligating them to handle any and all clients, a very convenient way to maintain pretext of high road while taking any road possible. So it is with political consultants. For years when asked my positions on issues, my standard response has been, “I don’t have positions, I have clients.”
  • Tom Coburn endorses Rubio, slams Trump

    02/29/2016 9:39:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 02/29/2016 | by Chris Casteel
    WASHINGTON _ Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn on Monday endorsed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio for the GOP presidential nomination and said Donald Trump was "perpetuating a fraud." Coburn, a Republican who was Oklahoma's most popular political figure when he resigned in early 2015, said Rubio was the only Republican candidate in the mold of former President Ronald Reagan. "While some are offering a message of victimization and helplessness against Washington, Marco understands that ‘We the People’ are not the establishment and the elites in American society. "We need a president who will reawaken our belief in the American idea and...
  • 5 Reasons Every American Should Oppose Donald Trump

    02/29/2016 9:42:06 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 81 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 29, 2016 | Paul David Miller
    5 Reasons Every American Should Oppose Donald Trump It’s not just about conservative credentials or his slimy personal history. Donald Trump is a danger to the American ideals of a free and open society.At long last, the pushback against Donald Trump has truly begun. Peter Wehner led the way in January, explaining “Why I Will Never Vote for Donald Trump.” National Review devoted an entire issue to taking Trump down. Erick Erickson recently recanted his previous position and announced “I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump. Ever.” Rick Wilson joined the chorus, adding for flavor “With God as My Witness,...
  • RedState's Leon Wolf : My Endorsement for President (Marco Rubio)

    02/26/2016 8:30:06 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 118 replies
    Redstate ^ | February 25th, 2016 | Leon Wolf
    This is one of the most difficult posts I have ever had to write. I had naively hoped that this election cycle, I would be treated to a substantive contest between a spate of highly accomplished two-term conservative governors, and Senators of great rhetorical skill acting as the ideological conscience of the bunch. As the primary wore on through the summer of 2015, it became clear that the GOP electorate was not interested in governors of accomplishment, but I still had hope for a final contest between two of my favorite Senators: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. I hoped to...
  • 40 Reasons Not To Vote For Donald Trump

    02/27/2016 5:33:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 143 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2016 | John Hawkins
    1) Trump has favorability ratings that make him unelectable: The American public is very familiar with Donald Trump and people hate his guts. Trump's current favorable/unfavorable rating is 34/58. Just as a point of comparison, the two biggest landslides in history were against Jimmy Carter (33/58) and Walter Mondale (34/40). Trump is so unpopular with the general electorate that we might as well be running Jared Fogle or Bill Cosby.2) Trump consistently loses to Hillary Clinton in head-to-head polls: Given that so many people know Trump and already dislike him, it's hard to understand why anyone thinks he'll win in...
  • Former Mexican president: Trump should drop out of the race (Fox also issues veiled threat to USA)

    02/26/2016 8:37:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/26/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said Donald Trump should drop out of the presidential race, go back to his business and reflect on how Mexico has been a positive influence on the United States. "I would invite this guy to drop out of the race and go back to his business," Fox said in an interview with Fox Business on Friday. He pointed to the history of trade between the U.S. and Mexico. "He doesn't know a little bit about macro-economics, he doesn't know about history, he doesn't recognize what NAFTA is about," Fox said. "We [Mexico] are partially responsible...
  • Seats sparse at UH Republican Presidential debate (tomorrow)

    02/24/2016 6:14:24 PM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    KPRC ^ | February 23, 2016 | Phil Archer
    Seats for Houston's first Republican Presidential debate have become prime political real estate. The debate kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston. Just 800 available seats will be divided between the candidates, party officials and members, donors and sponsors. . . According to Telemundo, the UH debate will be the first put one by the GOP focusing on "Latino issues" like border policy and immigration reform