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  • Trump Picks Former Goldman Partner And Soros Employee As Finance Chairman

    05/06/2016 4:49:36 AM PDT · by Milhous · 76 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 05/05/2016
    In an oddly ironic twist, today Donald Trump announced that he has picked as chairman of his newly launched fundraising operation none other than a former employee of the bank he has repeatedly criticized in the past, and which he used as a foil to criticize Ted Cruz: Goldman Sachs. Trump announced that heading up his own personal fundraising operation as national finance chairman will be Steven Mnuchin, a long-time business associate, chairman and CEO of the hedge fund Dune Capital. More importantly, however, he spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs where he was most recently a Partner, having built...
  • Donald Trump Thinks Global Warming Is "B***S***"

    05/05/2016 9:14:04 AM PDT · by McGruff · 150 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | May 4, 2016 | Rebecca Leber and Clayton Aldern
    Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday, making it almost certain that Donald Trump will win the GOP nomination and face Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in November. For those who've been in denial that this day could ever come, we figured a refresher course on the real estate developer's musings about climate and energy might be in order. On the basic science: "I am not a great believer in man-made climate change," Trump told the Washington Post editorial board in March. "If you look, they had global cooling in the 1920s and now they have...
  • Rob Reiner on Trump's Appeal: 'There Are a Lot of People Who Are Racist'

    05/05/2016 11:12:50 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 111 replies
    Filmmaker Rob Reiner made headlines today by arguing that the rise of Donald Trump stems from racism in America and that the media has given him a pass. Reiner accused the media of going easy on Trump, saying that the billionaire businessman is only taken seriously as a political candidate because he is a celebrity. "The words that have been flung out from his mouth are insane!" Reiner said on MSNBC. "If he was not a celebrity - if Donald Trump was not a celebrity … you'd see a guy in a park, a lunatic in a park on a...
  • Meet the Republicans speaking out against Trump

    05/05/2016 10:51:51 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    MSNBC | 05/05/16
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  • This election is going to suck: Why Hillary vs. Trump will be vicious, infuriating & bad for America

    05/04/2016 11:04:18 AM PDT · by Milhous · 93 replies
    Salon ^ | Wednesday, May 4, 2016 5:10 PM UTC | Jack Mirkinson
    This is really happening, people. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States. Just saying it still feels strange, but then again, pretty much everything about this most shocking and chaotic of election seasons has been deeply surreal.
  • McCain on tape: Trump damages my reelection hopes

    05/05/2016 5:03:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 75 replies
    POLITICO ^ | May 5, 2016 | BURGESS EVERETT and SEUNG MIN KIM
    Publicly, John McCain insists Donald Trump will have a negligible effect on his campaign for reelection. But behind closed doors at a fundraiser in Arizona last month, the Republican senator and two-time presidential hopeful offered a far more dire assessment to his supporters. “If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to a recording of the event obtained by POLITICO. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state...
  • Scarborough: 'I'm Never Going to Vote' for Trump If He Maintains Muslim Ban

    05/05/2016 6:51:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 82 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of everyone in the MSM, Joe Scarborough has been widely seen as the most ardent Trump supporter--starting from the day Donald descended that escalator with Melania. Scarborough would argue he was merely offering dispassionate political analysis--saying that Trump's chances should be taken seriously while others were disdainfully dismissing him. But for those of us who watched Joe day in and day out during the primary season, there seemed to be something much more than green-eyeshade analysis going on. Scarborough revelled in every poll and primary result favorable to Trump. Which makes Scarborough's statement on today's Morning Joe so strange. Joe...
  • Trump Shows His Solid Policy Chops

    05/05/2016 5:52:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Betsy McCaughey
    The rap on Donald Trump is that he’s all bluster. The New York Times says he’s offering “incoherent mishmash.” Ted Cruz claims Trump has “no idea” how to fix the economy. Don’t’ believe it. The Trump campaign is putting forward proposals to fix problems facing the nation, from the long waits for medical care at the VA to the impending collapse of Obamacare. Check out Trump’s economic plan, for starters. Unlike Hillary Clinton’s radical anti-business agenda, Trump’s plan would actually help unemployed Americans get back to work. Trump slashes the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, down from the current...
  • (Warning: GRAPHIC) How the Media Uses Pictures to Protect Islam

    05/03/2016 8:55:06 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/3/16 | RAYMOND IBRAHIM
    Why did mainstream media widely disseminate the picture of Alan Kurdi -- the three-year-old Syrian child who tragically drowned in the Mediterranean -- despite never publishing pictures of Mideast children who are intentionally killed? Did you, for instance, ever see this picture? This little boy was murdered on Easter Sunday when Islamic suicide bombers, targeting Christians, attacked a crowded park. They murdered dozens -- mostly Christian women and children. What about this picture? This boy -- along with some 60 Christian worshippers -- was killed when Islamic jihadis attacked a church service in Baghdad in 2010 (click here to see...
  • Resettling the First American 'Climate Refugees'

    05/03/2016 4:42:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | By CORAL DAVENPORT and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
    ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La. - A $48 million grant for Isle de Jean Charles, La., is the first allocation of federal tax dollars to move an entire community struggling with the effects of climate change. With a first-of-its-kind "climate resilience" grant to resettle the island's native residents, Washington is ready to help. "Yes, this is our grandpa's land," Ms. Bourg said. "But it's going under one way or another." In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and...
  • Leftist Violence And Double Standards

    05/03/2016 3:37:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    The so-called “mainstream” national media has developed a penchant for focusing on violence originating from certain quarters while all but ignoring hooliganism emanating from others. The disparity in treatment is due primarily to an agenda being pushed by leftist elements within the media establishment, including, but not limited to, MSNBC and the New York Times.
  • Leftist Violence & Double Standards

    05/03/2016 4:00:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 3, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Leftist Violence & Double Standards When will the media decry the culture of violence of Clinton and Sanders' supporters? May 3, 2016 Ari Lieberman    The so-called “mainstream” national media has developed a penchant for focusing on violence originating from certain quarters while all but ignoring hooliganism emanating from others. The disparity in treatment is due primarily to an agenda being pushed by leftist elements within the media establishment, including, but not limited to, MSNBC and the New York Times. Violence emanating from Trump supporters buttresses a false narrative that many within the establishment media wish to propagate; namely...
  • Ultimate Act of a Frantic Establishment, Willing to do Anything to Stop Trump

    05/01/2016 10:19:19 AM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/1/2016 | SM Gibson
    As Donald Trump inches closer to the Republican nomination, GOP insiders scramble to put a halt to the billionaire’s run for the White House. A new lawsuit filed in the state of California could prove to be the ultimate act of desperation by a frantic establishment willing to go to any lengths to end Trump’s bid for the Oval Office. However, if the allegations contained within the court documents are found to be true, they would not only spell the end of Trump’s presidential aspirations, but most likely his brand as a whole.
  • 'If this material works, I'm going to use it at Goldmans next year': Obama swings for Hillary, profe

    04/30/2016 9:32:08 PM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    dailymail ^ | 30 April 2016 | By Ollie Gillman
    <p>President Obama took aim at Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and the Republican establishment tonight in his hilarious final White House Correspondents' Dinner speech - and he even saved some ammunition for Hillary Clinton.</p> <p>Before he tore apart the GOP candidates, Obama brought up his former Secretary of State's speeches to Goldman Sachs as he contemplated what he might do to make money after leaving the White House.</p>
  • Trump Gains On Clinton, But Both Have Sky-High Negatives: IBD/TIPP Poll

    04/30/2016 12:30:30 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 55 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/30/2016 | JOHN MERLINE
    Riding on a string of big victories in the presidential primaries, Donald Trump has not only extended his lead against his GOP rivals, but also he has gained ground against Hillary Clinton, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. ------------------------------------------------ The poll finds that Trump now leads Ted Cruz by 19 points — 48% to 29% — which is more than double his lead last month. At the same time, Hillary’s lead over Trump is now just seven points (47% to 40%), down from 12 points last month. What’s more, 65% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents now pick Trump as either...
  • I said I wouldn’t back Donald Trump at the GOP convention. Then the threats began.

    04/17/2016 3:37:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Washington Post's PostEverything ^ | April 15, 2016 | Craig Dunn, Chairman, Howard County Republican Party
    The first email I opened had the subject line, “Trump Bull****.” The message was pretty simple: “You sorry mother******! I hope the worst for you and yours!” The next email had the unambiguous subject line, “Traitor of the people and what was the Conservative party/now the conjoined twin of the Progressive left.” This missive carried a religious message: “God calls me to pray for my enemies and you are my enemy. Your thinking causes you to be a traitor to the citizenry. Imagine the disgrace U R.” What was the heinous offense that I committed that made me, according to...
  • 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 · 60 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.”...
  • E.J. Dionne, April 3: This time it really is the end of Trump. Really.

    04/27/2016 7:26:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 27, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    This time it really is the end of Trump. Really. That was the title of the E.J. Dionne's column in the April 3 Washington Post. It was so spectacularly wrong in its prognostications that it really does deserve an award. Really. If only Dionne's column had been published two days earlier he could at least save some face by claiming it was just an April Fools joke. Unfortunately for Dionne, he doesn't have that out and will forever be known for perhaps the most hilariously wrong political predictions now and forever unto the end of time. It wouldn't be so bad for...
  • This time it really is the end of Trump. Really.

    04/03/2016 11:26:55 PM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 3, 2016 | By E.J. Dionne Jr.
    It’s time to go back to where we began: not only that Donald Trump will lose the Republican presidential nomination, but also that he could be so weakened by the end of the primaries that his party will not even have to worry about choosing someone else. I feel your skepticism. Hasn’t Trump so far defied all predictions of his demise? Absolutely. Hasn’t every claim that “now he’s gone too far” been wrong? Of course.
  • How the GOP Is On the Road Towards Certain Defeat

    04/21/2016 9:06:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/21/2016 | Ron Radosh
    Our convoluted primary system evolved to allow voters a more direct voice in choosing a candidate who can win a general election. Voters don’t always choose wisely -- after all, one party always loses. It’s a shame then -- in what should be a Republican year -- that GOP primary voters appear to want to lose the presidency once again.If the candidate at the top of the ticket is roundly defeated, the toll could also take down many Republicans running for the House and the Senate.The latest polls show that only one Republican candidate has a sure chance of...
  • Don’t count Donald Trump out just yet

    04/04/2016 7:27:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 4, 2016 | Eugene Robinson
    Not so fast, everybody. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, Wisconsin will not be the end of Donald Trump. It will not even be the beginning of the end. But it might be the end of the beginning. To be sure, Trump had a terrible, horrible, atrocious week. But imagine the worst-case scenario for him: He wins none of Wisconsin’s 42 convention delegates in Tuesday’s primary, while his nearest rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), wins them all. Even with that improbable result, Trump would have a huge lead over Cruz in the delegate race, 736 to 505. A Wisconsin shutout would make...
  • David Brooks: At Least Trump Crushed 'Dying Husk' of Reaganism in GOP

    03/30/2016 12:39:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 30, 2016 | Tim Graham
    David Brooks, the fake conservative half of public broadcasting on Friday – the one day they pretend to let conservatives on the taxpayer-funded airwaves – forecast on Friday's All Things Considered on NPR that Donald Trump has done one positive thing – destroyed the “dying husk” of obsolete Reaganism in the Republican Party. Naturally, his liberal radio counterpart E.J. Dionne agreed, hoping for a more liberal, domesticated GOP.
  • Trump debate withdrawal is backfiring big-time on Fox News

    01/27/2016 6:11:21 PM PST · by Mariner · 128 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 27th, 2016 | By Erik Wemple
    Donald Trump’s criticisms of Megyn Kelly have been weak, sexist, thin-skinned. His decision to back out of Thursday night’s debate is childish and reflects a fear of having to debate his competitors on issues facing the country. All that said, this dispute is turning into a spectacle with two losers. Fox News unwisely sent out a statement yesterday designed to mock the Republican front-runner for his decision to launch a Twitter poll on whether he should participate in the debate. Here’s what that statement said: We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to...
  • WaPo Editor Says Repeat After Me: 'A Gun-Free Society'

    10/05/2015 6:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | October 5, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    "Doesn't it sound logical? Doesn't it sound safe?" Based on his latest column, it seems like Washington Post editor Fred Hiatt could get behind a rewrite of John Lennon's Imagine and release an updated version to reflect today's call for gun control. [Imagine] Prohibition… [Imagine] Mass buyback… [Imagine] A gun-free society... He liked that last line so much, he asked his readers to repeat it with him: "Let's say that once again: A gun-free society." Bliss, he thinks. Those words -- prohibition, mass buyback, gun-free society -- are what Hiatt says the NRA has rendered "unmentionable." And so he believes...
  • E.J. Dionne Jr.: Why GOP should listen to Kasich

    07/23/2015 9:27:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | July 23, 2015 | E.J. Dionne
    WASHINGTON — Republicans won't win the presidency in 2016 without making inroads in the Midwest. Happily for the GOP, two Midwestern governors are running for their party's nomination. Both won re-election in 2014. The one from the state with more electoral votes won with 64 percent of the vote with wide appeal to Democrats and independents. The one from the smaller state got just 52 percent of the vote after a divisive campaign. The former fought to have his state accept the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. He made his case on moral grounds, arguing that at heaven's door, St....
  • E.J. Dionne Jr.: Differing visions for Kasich, Walker

    07/23/2015 12:15:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | July 23, 2015 | E. J. Dionne, Jr
    "........[Kasich] fought to have his state accept the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. He made his case on moral grounds, arguing that at heaven’s door,St. Peter is “probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small. But he is going to ask you what you did for the poor.”[Walker] adamantly opposed expanding Medicaid under the health care law,and his speeches are compendiums of every right-wing bromide that party activists demand.“We need a president who—on the first day in office—will call on Congress to pass a full repeal of Obamacare,”...declared when he announced his candidacy....
  • Brooks and Dionne on Trump’s anti-immigrant talk, Confederate flag retirement

    07/11/2015 1:58:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KERA-TV's PBS Newshour ^ | July 10, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including whether presidential candidate Donald Trump is hurting the Republican party, the historic removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s state house and whether Sen. Bernie Sanders’ momentum poses a viable challenge to Hillary Clinton.(AUDIO-AT-LINK) TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: And to the analysis of Brooks and Dionne. That’s New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. Mark Shields is away. Welcome to you both. E.J. DIONNE: Good to be with you. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, let’s...
  • E.J. Dionne: Jeb Bush’s optimism is something the GOP needs

    04/21/2014 7:34:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    lenconnect.com ^ | 4/21/14 | E. J. Dionne
    There is a rule in American politics: Hope and optimism nearly always defeat fear and pessimism. The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as a gloomy enclave, a collection of pessimists who fear what our country is becoming and where it is going. The party’s hope deficit helps explain why there’s a boomlet for Jeb Bush, a man who dares to use the word “love” in a paragraph about illegal immigrants. The flurry doesn’t mean that the former Florida governor is even running for president, let alone that he can win. But...
  • E.J. Dionne: The miracle on guns (Wishing Dionne)

    02/26/2013 10:17:30 AM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Daily Ledger ^ | Feb. 25, 2013 11:24 am | E.J. Dionne
    GHNS -- A not-so-small miracle is unfolding before our eyes. After nearly two decades in which established opinion insisted that it would never again be possible to pass sensible regulations of firearms, the unthinkable is on the verge of happening. This week, Sen. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is expected to announce plans to start marking up gun bills to send to the Senate floor, proposals that will include ideas put before the country by President Obama and Vice President Biden. The president’s agenda, in turn, was inspired by advocates and legislators, mayors and police chiefs,...
  • NBC Worried About Romney Hanging Around With NBC Star Donald Trump

    05/29/2012 2:55:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    News Buster.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Kyle Drennan
    In an astonishing display of hypocrisy, NBC News repeatedly decried Mitt Romney using celebrity businessman Donald Trump to fundraise for his campaign. This is the same Donald Trump who hosts NBC reality shows The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice and who routinely appears on the Today show to promote those programs, including just last week. On Tuesday's Today, correspondent Peter Alexander declared that Trump "causes heartburn for some in the Republican Party because of his insistence on renewing questions about where the President was born." He later wrapped up his report by parroting Obama campaign talking points: "The Obama campaign...
  • E.J. Dionne: In American politics, stupidity is the name of the game (Need to Tax the rich more)

    07/29/2010 7:42:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington (Com)Post ^ | 07/29/2010 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Can a nation remain a superpower if its internal politics are incorrigibly stupid? Start with taxes. In every other serious democracy, conservative political parties feel at least some obligation to match their tax policies with their spending plans. David Cameron, the new Conservative prime minister in Britain, is a leading example. He recently offered a rather brutal budget that includes severe cutbacks. I have doubts about some of them, but at least Cameron cared enough about reducing his country's deficit that alongside the cuts he also proposed an increase in the value-added tax, from 17.5 percent to 20 percent. Imagine:...
  • WaPo: Trump Analogizes Trump Deportation Plan to 'Pol Pot Genocide'

    04/23/2016 8:51:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We're all familiar with Godwin's Law: in an argument, the first person to mention the Nazis automatically loses. We're going to have to come up with a companion concept for the Washington Post: call it the Cambodian Corollary. Wapo's editorial of yesterday, Softening on Trump? Remember this reflects the paper's apparent worry that people will take a second look at Trump in light of his moderated tone in recent days. We can't have any of that! With Hillary as unpopular as she is, the high negatives of her likely opponent must be preserved! So WaPo runs through a list of...
  • We did the math. Cruz was smart to campaign in a Bronx district with almost no Republican voters.

    04/19/2016 6:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The Washington Post's Monkey Cage ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tobias Konitzer and David Rothschild
    When Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz came to the Bronx to campaign in the run-up to the New York primary, ridicule was not far away. After all, what is a Republican candidate doing in the staunchly Democratic, minority-majority northern part of New York City? What is he doing in New York State at all, when Donald Trump is nearly certain to carry the most votes and, according to market-based forecasts, has an 85 percent chance to win more than 50 percent of the vote? Why would Ted Cruz campaign in the Bronx? For someone like Cruz to campaign exactly...
  • GOP elites are now resigned to Donald Trump as their nominee

    04/29/2016 5:55:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 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...
  • Letter: What blacks want from white allies

    04/27/2016 1:01:42 PM PDT · by pabianice · 80 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...
  • No, The Primary System Is Not Rigged

    04/26/2016 10:52:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/26/2016 | George W. Ford
    For the past month, a media narrative has taken hold that something must be done to reform, simplify, streamline, and democratize the delegate selection system of the Republican presidential nomination process. Is our GOP presidential primary system rigged, meaning it is corrupt because it favors the establishment? Is it convoluted, arbitrary, arcane...and too often "voteless"? Is it wrong to allow "Trojan horse" delegates to change their vote on the second ballot of the national convention? Why do we have a separate election for delegates after we vote for candidates? The system is not rigged, convoluted, arbitrary, arcane, or voteless. It...
  • The conservative media’s obsession with Hillary Clinton’s coughing

    04/26/2016 9:14:33 AM PDT · by LCrane · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/26/16 | Callum Borchers
    Hillary Clinton has had two public coughing fits in the past week. This is important because ... well, it's not explicitly clear. This is typical of coverage by right-leaning news outlets whenever Clinton suffers an on-camera coughing spell, as she has on several occasions in this campaign. The recurring headline might as well be "Hillary Clinton has a coughing problem — just sayin'." But they're not "just sayin'." There's a reason the former secretary of state's ticklish throat is an issue. Fortunately, we can count on a couple of straight-shooters to abandon subtlety and suggestion. "Is Hillary Clinton healthy enough...
  • How Cruz Took Down Trump: An Interview With a Delegate

    04/26/2016 6:51:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 134 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | by John A. Tures
    My local congressional district became one of those battlegrounds that we see playing out across the country, as Ted Cruz supporters outflank Donald Trump backers at the little-known, little-attended Republican Party meetings to select delegates to the national convention. Here's one delegate's story of how it all went down. Q: Who won the district? If Trump won it, why didn't pro-Trump delegates win at the meeting? A: The primary dictates how the delegates are to vote on the first ballot. It doesn't dictate who the people are that are elected to represent the convention body at the RNC. Q: Did...
  • How crybully Trump and his supporters excel at playing the victim

    04/26/2016 8:29:51 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 106 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/25/2016 | Catherine Rampell
    But in recent years, conservatives have found playing the victimhood card to be equally profitable for their own causes. ... Donald Trump is a successful businessman. His residences and modes of transit are plated with gold. He has married three gorgeous women. He claims to have a multibillion-dollar net worth. He has mocked the disabled, women, Asians, Hispanics, Muslims, even prisoners of war.... Yet he constantly rationalizes his bad behavior and political setbacks as the inevitable consequence of unfair systems and anti-Trump persecution. Disapprove of his pro-violence rally rhetoric? He’s just protecting his beleaguered voters against those “big, strong, powerful”...
  • First Lady Targets Mississippi 'Religious Freedom' Bill in Commencement Speech

    04/24/2016 9:03:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 23, 2016 | Alexander Mallin
    In a rare entrance into a politically charged controversy, first lady Michelle Obama used a commencement speech Saturday at Jackson State University in Mississipppi to directly target the state’s recently-passed "religious freedom" bill. "We see it right here in Mississippi -- just two weeks ago -– how swiftly progress can hurtle backward," Obama said. "How easy it is to single out a small group and marginalize them because of who they are or who they love." Obama made the comment following an impassioned revival of the state and university's stained history with regard to civil rights. "So we've got to...
  • Georgetown and the Sin of Slavery (Hurl)

    04/24/2016 8:39:50 AM PDT · by NRx · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-23-2016 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    The reparations movement, which calls for compensating the descendants of generations of enslaved Americans going back 250 years, has failed to gain traction in this country for a variety of reasons. Most Americans see slavery as an artifact of the distant past that has no bearing on the nation’s present. And even people who are sympathetic to the reparations idea — and who acknowledge the continued imprint of slavery on society — have often argued that there is no way to distinguish descendants who have provable claims to compensation from those who do not, partly because enslaved people usually went...
  • Obama’s Former Middle East Adviser: We Should Have Bombed Assad

    04/24/2016 1:11:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Atlantic ^ | APR 20, 2016 | JEFFREY GOLDBERG
    A couple of weeks ago, I was talking with Philip Gordon, who held the Middle East portfolio at the National Security Council from 2013 to 2015 (and before that, served as assistant secretary of state for European affairs) about my Atlantic article, “The Obama Doctrine.” The piece tried to explain how the president understands the world, and America’s role in it. (This week, the president is on a tour of the some of the countries he discussed in the article.) Gordon, a loyal Obama man, is, like his ex-boss, somewhat-to-very fatalistic about the ability of the U.S. to direct the...
  • Don’t be fooled by the ‘new’ Donald Trump [The LSM is worried about his strategy]

    04/22/2016 3:14:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    DO YOU remember when Donald Trump crudely mocked the disability of a New York Times reporter, and then lied about having done so? No? That’s just as the Republican candidate might hope. Now that he is nearing the Republican nomination, he says he will become more “presidential.” After winning the New York primary, he referred to “Senator Cruz” instead of “Lyin’ Ted.” You can expect multitudes of office-seekers and sycophants to follow Chris Christie’s craven path to believing, or pretending to believe, in a presidential Trump. So it is important to remember. Remember that Mr. Trump said that Mexicans crossing...
  • Angry Trump Supporters Sending Death Threats to GOP Delegates

    04/22/2016 7:11:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    After failing to secure a single delegate in Colorado nearly two weeks ago, angry Donald Trump supporters, reacting to the candidate’s claims of a ‘rigged’ nomination process, began taking matters into their own hands. This included issuing death threats to Colorado GOP chairman Steve House, who said he’s received emails warning him to hide his family and “pray” he makes it to the convention in Cleveland, as well as phone calls from people telling him to put a gun down his throat, and if he doesn’t they will come help him out. But it seems House hasn’t been the sole...
  • NY Times Bosses Warn Managers: Meet Diversity Goals or Get Fired

    04/17/2016 9:13:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 17, 2016 | 10:11 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple reports that The New York Times is getting very serious about diversity goals in recruiting, hiring, and promoting. Chief Executive Mark Thompson raised eyebrows at a gathering of managers on the business and news sides of the newspaper. According to three Wemple sources, “Supervisors who fail to meet upper management’s requirements in recruiting and hiring minority candidates or who fail to seek out minority candidates for promotions face some stern consequences: They’ll be either encouraged to leave or be fired.” …
  • Only 6% Trust Media, But It Should Be Less

    04/19/2016 7:02:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    First Amendment: More information travels faster to more consumers than ever before. So why does a new survey show trust in media at rock bottom? Because so much more accurate information is available elsewhere. When Matt Drudge in early 1998 broke the story of President Bill Clinton’s indiscretions in the Oval Office study with Monica Lewinsky, it was the dawn of a new era in news reporting. Woodward and Bernstein seemed like the hip, new faces of journalism when they came along in the early 1970s and helped bring down a president. But although no one ever made a movie...
  • Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ crew upset with gender-neutral bathrooms on set

    04/19/2016 7:19:17 AM PDT · by massmike · 34 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 04/19/2016 | MEERA JAGANNATHAN
    Crew members working on “Transparent” are reportedly upset with gender-neutral bathrooms on set — and too afraid to speak up. Toilets on the set of the critically acclaimed Amazon hit about a transgender woman’s journey are open to male, female and transgender occupants, reports TMZ, making some uncomfortable with the prospect of running into a different gender in the restroom. But fear of appearing intolerant on the Emmy-winning series celebrated for its inclusiveness has apparently kept disgruntled employees from complaining. The bathrooms contain at least two stalls and two urinals, photos obtained by the gossip site show. They have been...
  • CNN Commentator on Hillary’s High Unfavorables: ‘A Lot of This is Sexism’

    04/18/2016 11:01:30 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/18/2016 | Alex Griswold
    CNN political commentator and NY1 host Errol Louis said during a Monday morning discussion that the reason Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has such high unfavorability numbers in most polls was because of unconscious sexism on the part of respondents. New Day host Chris Cuomo asked Louis about a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll that found that even among Democrats, Clinton had a 56% unfavorable rating. “Let me suggest, because some of her strategists have said this kind of quietly, it’s not really a big thing on this campaign trail: a lot of this is sexism,” he responded “It’s buried...
  • CNN, MSNBC Hosts: Bernie Bros ‘Sexist’ for Throwing Dollar Bills at Hillary (BARF ALERT)

    04/18/2016 9:39:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 18, 2016 | MATT WELSTEIN
    Over the weekend, Bernie Sanders supporters staked out Hillary Clinton’s George Clooney-hosted fundraiser in San Francisco and threw actual dollar bills at her motorcade as she drove by. They did so to decry the corrupting force of money in politics, but Clinton’s campaign has actively painted it as a misogynistic attempt to liken her to a “whore.” This narrative likely stems from a comment made by Sanders supporter and prominent healthcare activist Dr. Paul Song at a recent rally. "Medicare-for-all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate Democratic whores who are beholden to big pharma and the private...
  • CNN: Hillary’s high unfavorable numbers are due to rampant - if subconscious - sexism

    04/18/2016 11:57:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Robert Laurie
    Sexist Democrats for Bernie! According to a recent Wall Street Journal and NBC News poll, Hillary Clinton is currently laboring under a hefty 56% unfavorable rating. Please be aware that this is not her fault. The fine panel at CNN’s New Day with Chris Cuomo wants you to know that the problem lies not with Hillary, but with you. Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, or Independent, you should be “ready for Hillary.” If you’re not, there’s a good chance you simply don’t like Mrs. Clinton it’s because you’re sexist. As CNN political commentator Errol Louis points out, it’s not decades...