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  • Insiders: Trump’s grip on Iowa is tenuous

    11/27/2015 5:03:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 27, 2015 | Steven Shepard
    POLITICO Caucus shows Cruz gaining ground and Clinton pushing Sanders aside in the early voting states. After months of waiting for Donald Trump’s decline, Republican insiders now concede the poll leader could take two of the first four early voting states, though they caution his hold on Iowa is weak. That’s according to the POLITICO Caucus, our weekly poll of the top strategists, operatives and activists in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. For this Thanksgiving holiday week, POLITICO analyzed seven months-worth of responses to our weekly benchmark question: Who would win your state if the voting were today?...
  • Donors line up behind Kasich Super PAC planning Trump attack

    11/23/2015 5:33:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22, 2015 | Emily Flitter
    Nearly a dozen big Republican donors backing different presidential candidates are coming together to help fund an advertising campaign attacking front-runner Donald Trump, who faced sharp criticism from rivals this week for his inflammatory comments about Muslims. Matt David, spokesman for the group planning the attack, a Super PAC called New Day for America, which is supporting Ohio Governor John Kasich's presidential bid, said 10 new donors had pledged money in the two days since Politico reported Thursday evening the group's plans to attack Trump in New Hampshire....
  • TV networks hold conference call to discuss Trump treatment (JournoList)

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

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

    11/22/2015 6:47:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 22, 2015 | Ben Schreckinger, Breitbart News
    In the last 24 hours, Donald Trump has said he “absolutely” would implement a database of American Muslims and that participation would “have to” be compulsory. Asked how that would differ from the registration of Jews in Nazi Germany, he responded only, “You tell me.” Is his campaign imploding? Fat chance.
  • Vitter retirement shakes up Louisiana Senate race (Maness for Senate!!)

    11/22/2015 8:03:31 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 11/22/15 | Kevin Robillard
    Following his defeat to Democrat John Bel Edwards in Saturday's Louisiana gubernatorial election, GOP Sen. David Vitter announced that he will retire from the Senate next year, ensuring another busy year of campaigning in a state with no shortage of ambitious politicians. Vitter's exit will set up an open-seat race in 2016, and the Republican side of the field is chock-full of potential candidates: GOP Reps. Charles Boustany and John Fleming, state Treasurer John Kennedy, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle could all make bids. The Democratic picture is less clear: New Orleans Mayor...
  • Palin: President Trump 'a very real possibility' (Cruz mentioned)

    11/21/2015 3:42:00 PM PST · by McGruff · 154 replies
    POLITICO ^ | November 21, 2015 | Eliza Collins
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin thinks a President Donald Trump is "a very real possibility." "I think it's a very real possibility because people are really tired of professional politicians who, you know, won't call it like they see it and maybe don't have life experiences that allow them to prove a track record of success," the former vice presidential nominee said in a radio interview with WBT Charlotte's News Talk radio on Thursday. "That's refreshing about Trump," she said. "He's a fighter. We know he's gonna put America first, and he really nailed it early on what the main...
  • Donald Trump Goes Ballistic...Journalist Uses Lewd Insult Against Him On Fox News

    09/24/2015 5:33:31 AM PDT · by blam · 75 replies
    BI ^ | 9-24-2015 | Colin Campbell
    Colin CampbellSeptember 25, 2015 Real-estate magnate Donald Trump fired off multiple furious tweets Wednesday night after a crude remark was used against him on Fox News. Rich Lowry, the editor of the conservative magazine National Review, declared that the Republican presidential front-runner is attacking rival Carly Fiorina because she emasculated him at last week's presidential debate. "Part of what's going on here is that last debate. Let's be honest: Carly cut his balls off with the precision of a surgeon and he knows it," Lowry said during a Fox News interview, according to video posted by Mediaite. Host Megyn Kelly...
  • Trump Tweets Outrage over Balls Comment: Fox Owes Me an Apology

    09/24/2015 4:43:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 162 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 23, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    The media world was waiting for it and Donald Trump delivered Wednesday night, performing his now nightly Twitter assault on Fox News after announcing his boycott of the network earlier in the day. This time, the GOP frontrunners outrage came after the National Reviews Rich Lowry suggested that Carly Fiorina cut [Trumps] balls off with the precision of a surgeon at the CNN Republican debate, much to host Megyn Kellys shock. You cant say that, Kelly said. For once, she and Trump agreed.
  • The GOP Field That Failed

    08/27/2015 9:08:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rich Lowry, editor, The National Review
    The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. Theres 17 candidates and nothing on. Except Donald Trump. Now, this has much to do with the media, and with Trumps unique qualities as a showman. He has the advantage of not caring, about anything apparently the facts, his reputation, or, ultimately, winning the presidency. In consequence, he is a free man. The Jorge Ramos incident was Trump in microcosm. He did what no other Republican politician could get away with...
  • National Review Editor: Sorry, Donald Trump Has a Point

    07/02/2015 3:45:45 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2015 | From Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review, at Politico Magazine:
    I was skeptical that Trump was really running, but now that the boats are burned behind him, watch out. He is set to be Herman Cain squared an early-nominating-season phenomenon with a massive media megaphone. As for his instantly notorious Mexico comments, they did more to insult than to illuminate, yet there was a kernel in them that hit on an important truth that typical politicians either dont know or simply fear to speak. When Mexico sends its people, Trump said, theyre not sending their best. This is obviously correct. We arent raiding the top 1 percent of Mexicans...
  • Bad news: The big Democratic Socialist explainer has been postponed indefinitely

    11/17/2015 7:01:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    A month ago, Bernie Sanders tried to square a circle by claiming a political affiliation heretofore unnamed in the US. When pressed whether he supported capitalism at all or stuck to his Socialist affiliation, Sanders proclaimed himself a Democratic Socialist. When asked to explain what that means, Sanders offers only fuzzy platitudes and class-warfare sloganeering, but no ideological or economic details. When repeatedly asked how he will pay for his $18 trillion Democratic Socialist agenda, he grows even fuzzier, but promised to offer a detailed explanation in the near future. He’s still looking for an explanation …. or enough OPM...
  • Rand Paul introduces bill to pause all Syrian immigration

    11/16/2015 3:44:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It was apparently a race to see who was going to do this first. After a number of governors have said, not only no but hell no to more Syrian “refugees” coming into their states, senators are working at putting such a ban – or at least a “pause” – in place on a national level. Ted Cruz fired off a letter to the DHS already this week advising a hold and he told CNN today that he wanted to get a bill put in motion. No sooner had he done that than Rand Paul came out and said he...
  • Trump: I never said wages are too high

    11/12/2015 10:12:05 PM PST · by UncleRicosFootball · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/12/15 | Eliza Collins
    Trump: I never said wages are too high By ELIZA COLLINS 11/12/15 06:53 PM EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Donald Trump on Thursday clarified his comments from Tuesday night's GOP debate about wages being too high, saying the blowback has been misguided. The billionaire businessman was asked during the Fox Business debate about whether he was sympathetic to protesters who have been pushing for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour. “I can’t be…and the reason I can’t be is because we are a country that is being beaten on every front,” Trump said on...
  • Bob Dole endorses Jeb Bush

    11/11/2015 8:59:56 AM PST · by conservative98 · 154 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/15 | Eliza Collins
    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole has endorsed Jeb Bush for president and will serve as the former Florida governor's National Veterans’ Chairman, according to the campaign. Dole said that while almost all of the candidates are his friends, he believes Bush is the most qualified. Jeb has the proven leadership skills and executive experience needed to fix the problems facing our country from the anemic economy to America's weakened standing among world leaders, Dole said in a statement. Jeb's conservative reform agenda and forward looking vision on issues including 4 percent economic growth, defeating ISIS and taking care of our...
  • Politico Admits Fabricating A Hit Piece On Ben Carson

    11/11/2015 2:57:38 AM PST · by Another Post-American · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/11/15 | Molly Hemingway
    Politico‘s Kyle Cheney admitted that he fabricated a negative story about Ben Carson. At least, according to his own standards, he admitted the grievous journalistic sin. In a story published early on Friday, Politico’s Kyle Cheney authored a piece headlined “Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship” with a subhed “Carson’s campaign on Friday conceded that a central point in his inspirational personal story did not occur as he previously described.” There were at least five major problems with the story: The headline was completely false The subhed was also completely false The opening paragraph was false false false The...
  • Questions Raised About Credibility of Politico Hit Pieces on Trump, Paul, Carson

    11/10/2015 11:10:20 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 5 replies
    Truth in Media ^ | 11/09/2015 | Barry Donegan
    Political journalism organization Politico has come under fire this week after it published an article that first accused Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson of lying about being verbally offered a scholarship by a West Point recruiter before it was edited to reflect the fact that Politico’s confirmation that Carson did not follow through with the admissions process at West Point does not itself constitute proof that Carson lied about anything. Meanwhile, questions have been raised across the conservative blogosphere about other Politico articles that have been driving similarly-negative narratives about Republican candidates. For example, the media-driven narrative that Rand Paul’s...
  • Politifact: Carson West Point Explanation ‘Mostly True

    11/09/2015 10:06:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Go back and read Guy and Christine's posts about this rather bizarre incident regarding Dr. Ben Carson's West Point story, and how it threw his whole campaign into crisis mode last week. It began when Politico posted a story that said Dr. Carson fabricated his story about receiving a "full scholarship" to the esteemed military academy. The news publication said Carson applied and was accepted to West Point, though that's not what Carson wrote in his autobiography, Gifted Hands. Guy added that West Point isn't technically a full-ride either, as you're required to serve in the military for a period...
  • Politico’s Ben Carson story getting more discredited by the day

    11/09/2015 8:48:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Which makes sense because Politico is the worst web site in the world The Ben Carson/West Point story has taken some pretty absurd turns the past couple of days, which is what usually happens when a media feeding frenzy like this starts. One Detroit political reporter was actually bragging (!) that his paper had three reporters working on an assignment to check Gen. William Westmoreland’s schedule from 1969 to find out if he actually had dinner with Carson. And it all started when the worst web site in the world claimed Carson had admitted he fabricated a passage in his...
  • By Day’s End it was Politico and not Carson backing out of The Lie

    11/08/2015 9:06:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/08/15 | Judi McLeod
    “Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive.” You’d think by now that watching the proficiency in the ‘Fine Art of Lying’ of their Democrat heroes like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that the rubes over at Politico would know better than to be caught in their lies. But they did get caught. Proof of the lies of Politico can be readily seen in how they changed their headline before scaling back on their ‘Ben Carson’s an admitted liar’ story.
  • FLASHBACK: Hillary Claimed She Tried To Join The Marines In 1975, Or Was It The Army?

    11/07/2015 10:20:13 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | November 6, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Hillary Clinton once claimed that she tried to join the Marines in 1975, shortly before marrying her draft-dodging boyfriend, future president Bill Clinton. Or did Hillary Diane Rodham attempt to join the Army, as Clinton suggested in 2008? Or did she indeed try to sign up for the Marine Corps as part of an experiment to see how receptive the military was to female volunteers, as her friends have suggested? Questions over whether presidential candidates have fudged their youthful interests in the military came to the forefront on Friday when Politico reported that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson fabricated a...
  • Despicable Politico Lie Spreads Around the World as Media Attempts a Political Assassination

    11/06/2015 2:49:33 PM PST · by upsdriver · 57 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/6/15 | Rush Limbaugh
  • Exaggerating and Distorting the News ‘While Black’

    11/06/2015 12:42:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/6/15 | Hans von Spakovsky
    If you wonder about the bias and lack of objectivity and accuracy of reporters in the mainstream media, look no farther than what they are learning at schools like the University of North Texas, where Dorothy Bland is the dean of the school of journalism. Bland recently wrote an article in the Dallas Morning News about her supposed harassment by police officers for "walking while black" that doesn't bear even a passing resemblance to what really happened. Of course, we would not know this based on her allegations of racist treatment. But fortunately for us and the Corinth, Texas, Police...
  • Politico Admits Fabricating A Hit Piece On Ben Carson

    11/07/2015 4:31:13 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 7, 2015
    Politico‘s Kyle Cheney admitted that he fabricated a negative story about Ben Carson. At least, according to his own standards, he admitted the grievous journalistic sin. In a story published early on Friday, Politico’s Kyle Cheney authored a piece headlined “Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship” with a subhed “Carson’s campaign on Friday conceded that a central point in his inspirational personal story did not occur as he previously described.” There were at least five major problems with the story: The headline was completely false The subhed was also completely false The opening paragraph was false false false The...
  • Conservatives Need to Rally Around Ben Carson

    11/07/2015 3:01:35 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 106 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-07-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    As J. Christian Adams reported yesterday, Politico published an article on Friday claiming that Ben Carson’s campaign “admitted” he lied about being offered a “full government scholarship” to West Point. My colleague pointed out that Politico’s reporting was sloppy, but the same goes – he argued – for the campaign’s response. The point seems to be: Politico’s article isn’t entirely fair, but Carson’s response and exaggerations mean he’s not ready for the spotlight. Although Carson’s campaign certainly made a mistake by responding to Politico’s inquiries the way they did – they kept it too vague – the fact of the...
  • Carson Blows Up at Reporters During Presser: Why Don’t You Care About Obama’s Past?

    11/06/2015 5:24:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 377 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/6/15 | Josh Feldman
    Ben Carson faced some combative reporters during a press conference in Florida tonight about the various issues in his background that have been raised this week. He dismissed Politico's report about him not being formally offered a West Point scholarship, simply insisting it was relayed to him that he could get one with the kind of accomplishments in his background. He declared, "There is a desperation on behalf of some to try to find a way to tarnish me... Next week it'll be my kindergarten teacher who said I peed in my pants." -snip- "I do not remember this level...
  • Politico Edits Ben Carson Hit Piece, Drops Claims of ‘Fabrication’

    11/06/2015 2:09:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 187 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 6, 2015 | Staff
    Politico has rewritten the headline, lede, and several portions of the text of an article accusing Ben Carson of "fabricating" part of his personal biography involving the Military Academy at West Point. The story, bearing the byline of reporter Kyle Cheney, now omits the original version's declarations that Carson's statements were false or fraudulent, as seen in an archive of the article.
  • Blue State Blues: "Fake But Accuarate" Liberal Media Target Ben Carson

    11/06/2015 2:02:40 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 6, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    It all looked terrible. Politico‘s Kyle Cheney seemed to have caught Ben Carson lying about “his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.” And, worse, Carson’s campaign “admitted” it.
  • Politico Hits Back At Trump: Our Journalists Are "Total Winners"

    11/06/2015 1:58:18 PM PST · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 6, 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Politico is firing back at Donald Trump, who called the publication “one of the most dishonest organizations I’ve ever dealt with.” olitico’s co-founder and CEO, Jim VandeHei, told Breitbart through email that he appreciates Trump’s “very intense interest in our publication.” VandeHei added, “He should: Our journalism and journalists are amazing, unbelievably fabulous. Total winners.
  • Analysis: Politico Blows Ben Carson 'Fabrication' Scoop, But Tough Vetting Still Necessary

    11/06/2015 1:36:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/06/2015 | Guy Benson
    At first blush, it looked like Dr. Ben Carson's candidacy might be on the verge of implosion. According to a Politico report, his campaign 'admitted' that the former pediatric neurosurgeon had 'fabricated' the claim in his autobiography that he'd received a "full scholarship" offer to attend the US Military Academy at West Point as a teenager. Politico's lede: Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The academy has occupied a central...
  • Key Clinton's emails did not contain highly classified secrets, inquiry finds

    11/06/2015 11:12:55 AM PST · by amorphous · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 6 Nov 2015 | Josh Gerstein
    The U.S. intelligence community has retreated from claims that two emails in Hillary Clinton’s private account contained top secret information, a source familiar with the situation told POLITICO. The determination came from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s office and concluded that the two emails did not include highly classified intelligence secrets. Concerns about the emails' classification helped trigger an on-going FBI inquiry into Clinton's private email set-up.
  • Politico Smear - Who Provided the Daily Schedule of a Chief of Staff for Partisan Political Attack?

    11/06/2015 12:17:26 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 32 replies
    Various | 11/6/15 | Self
    The question is Who is going through the fifty year old daily schedule of the US Army Chief of Staff? Who is going through the files of applicants to West Point of fifty years ago? How does Politico get this information? Both of these are US Government controlled files. Who is providing access to the files of a former Chief of Staff for the purpose of partisan political smear? This stinks of corruption and abuse of power. Maybe even illegal.
  • Team Carson: ‘Politico [West Point] Story Is An Outright Lie’

    11/06/2015 10:51:55 AM PST · by xzins · 213 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/06/2015 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    “The campaign never ‘admitted to anything,'” a spokesman for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told The Daily Caller News Foundation in response to a hit by Politico claiming his campaign admitted to “fabricating” a key point about his West Point story. “The Politico story is an outright Lie,” Doug Watts told TheDCNF. Politico published a piece Friday claiming Carson’s campaign “admits fabricating” the fact that he applied and was admitted to West Point. “Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application...
  • Vanity - Falling for Politico and Leftist Media Smears and Distortions

    11/06/2015 9:37:06 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 177 replies
    11/6/15 | Self (vanity)
    I never thought I'd see the day when Freepers let the lying leftist media lead them around by the nose. I am a Cruz supporter. I also like Trump and Carson. Politico is doing a massive distortion smear on Carson, typical of the leftist media machine. They are very sophisticated at using lies and distortion and making it seem based on truth and objective analysis. If one wants to accept the leftist narrative and run with the leftist pack because it feels god, so be it. Yet don't cry when the same is done to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz,...
  • POLITICO Tries To Troll Cruz Campaign

    11/03/2015 11:56:24 AM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Red State ^ | November 2nd, 2015 | streiff
    On Friday, the Washington Post ran a story that can only show the credulousness of their political reporters… or the extent to which they are willing to pass on propaganda as news. If you recall, on Thursday, US News published a leaked donor presentation that showed the Bush campaign was in deep trouble in Iowa. This is the kind of thing that happens in floundering campaigns. Bad information starts leaking from every pore and seam. The Washington Post came to a different conclusion. They determined that the Bush campaign was using clever campaign jiu-jitsu: The “leak,” like so many “leaks,”...
  • Jeb Bush says he never saw Rubio memo

    11/01/2015 7:10:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/1/15 | JENNIFER SHUTT
    Jeb Bush says he didn't see the 112-page memo from his presidential campaign detailing why rival Marco Rubio is a "risky bet" for the Republican Party before it leaked. "I didn't see it," Bush said in an interview aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Well, I read about it when it was leaked for sure. I didn't know about the PowerPoint." The former Republican governor from Florida said that detailing his differences with other candidates is part of a campaign, but stressed he wants his staff to focus on winning the early presidential caucus and primary states and bringing...

    09/20/2007 9:49:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies · 68+ views
    Politico ^ | 9-19-07 | Ben Stein
    "Vice President [Dick] Cheney came up to see the Republicans yesterday. You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the Vice Presidents motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges," Hillary Clinton said just now (video) at a $100-a-head fundraiser at town hall near New York's Times Square, referring to Cheney's efforts shore up Republican congressional support for the Iraq war.
  • Darth Cheney

    09/19/2007 8:07:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies · 1,040+ views
    "You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the Vice Presidents motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges," Clinton said just now at Town Hall in New York, referring to Cheney's efforts shore up Republican congressional support for the Iraq war. "Im not invited to their meetings and I dont know what he says or does," she said. "But all the brave talk about bringing our troops home, and setting deadlines, and getting out by a certain date just dissipated."
  • U.S. drawing a line against Putin in Europe

    11/01/2015 10:15:30 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/01/15 | Michael Crowley
    WIESBADEN, Germany — Often criticized for being naïve and complacent about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions, the Obama administration and its European allies are intensifying their planning and training for a potential conflict on NATO’s eastern flank, hoping to send the strongest possible message about Russian aggression. Deterring Putin was a central theme at a conference here hosted by the U.S. Army, attended by generals from 38 European countries. Officials described escalating NATO activity — including a massive training exercise now underway and talk of U.S. troop increases — in terms reminiscent of the 1980s, when the alliance stared down...
  • Politico Story on Mentally-Ill Politicians Features Photo of Goldwater

    10/31/2015 6:20:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Politico Magazine runs a long article by Alex Thompson today with the provocative headline: "Could America Elect a Mentally Ill President? Yes. In fact, we probably already did." The story discusses the possible mental issues, and documented consumption of drugs used to treat mental illness, of numerous politicians, including several presidents, among them JFK, LBJ and Nixon. But here's the—excuse the expression—crazy thing. To illustrate the story, Politico features a large photo of Barry Goldwater. He is shown holding a finger to his lips, as if perhaps to suggest he wants to keep a secret. But of all the many...
  • Sensitive Bill Clinton engagements with Israel vetoed by Hillary's State Department

    10/28/2015 5:20:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-28-2015
    E-mails obtained by Politico show senior aides to Hillary Clinton, as well as White House officials, questioning the wisdom of former president's participation in two events. WASHINGTON Two of former president Bill Clintons scheduled Israel-related events were vetoed by the Obama administration while his wife, Hillary Clinton, was secretary of state, Politico reported on Tuesday. The two events a meeting in New York between the 42nd US president and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as a speech commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Camp David peace talks were scheduled for 2010. The events were a potential...
  • Lethargic Former Politico Labor Reporter Scores Cash Settlement

    10/28/2015 2:45:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 28, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you lazy as hell? Do you absolutely hate to work and want to get paidfor doing almost nothing?As a fringe benefit, you will also score big bucks on your way out the door after months as a parasitic do nothing to the tune of perhaps $40,000. If this sounds like theopportunity for you, a no-work job is waiting for you at Politico.Erik Wemple of the Washington Postreported on just such an example. The favorite part of the story for your humble correspondent was his link titled criticism that he was "lethargic." However, before we get to that, Wemple describes...
  • 'Irrelevant Clackery of the Clacking Class': Nicolle Wallace Slams Politico 'Cheap Shot' on Jeb

    10/28/2015 5:44:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Whatever Nicolle Wallace had for breakfast this morning, Jeb should down a double order . . . On today's Morning Joe, former Bush communications chief Wallace slammed a Politico story in which former McCain staffers rejected parallels between Jeb's campaign and that of McCain, who came back from the political wilderness to win the nomination in 2008. Wallace repeatedly pointed out that the sources for the story were McCain staffers now working for other candidates in the current GOP race. Such folks would obviously have a vested interest in scotching the notion of a Jeb comeback. View the video here.
  • Dubyas Anti-Endorsement of Cruz Couldnt Have Come At a Better Time

    10/26/2015 9:01:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 51 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 26th, 2015 | Steve Deace
    At long last, George W. Bush, the man who left the Republican Party in tatters as he left the White House, has some coattails. His loose lips at a recent fundraiser last week about fellow Texan Ted Cruz have given the GOP presidential hopeful an invaluable shot of gravitas. And that’s saying something considering how Bush’s own brother, Jeb, has been running away from his family legacy by changing his surname to ‘exclamation point.’ But who wouldn’t rather declare punctuation as kin rather than a former claimant to the White House in this populist uprising disguised as an election? Nothing...
  • Politico Claims 'Colbert Bests Trump'; Other Sources Saw It Much Differently

    09/23/2015 1:41:25 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 23, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Colbert bests Trump."That was the title of a Politico story by Ben Schreckinger about Donald Trump's appearance last night on CBS's Late Show hosted by Stephen Colbert. Huh? Did Ben see the same show as everybody else because your humble correspondent was surprised at how amiable the interview was. You can see most of the interview below and judge for yourself. Here is part of what Schreckinger wrote in trying to score liberal points at the expense of Trump in contrast to rather friendly reality:
  • Donald Trump's building a long-term operation

    10/17/2015 5:56:04 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/16/15 08:23 PM EDT | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Donald Trumps eccentric presidential run is looking more like a standard campaign every day. While his Republican rivals have been hoping that Trumps candidacy would fade after the initial buzz died down, he remains in first in the polls even after coming down from his September peak. Meanwhile, his campaign has been building the infrastructure necessary to put up a real fight in the earliest primaries and beyond.
  • Donald Trump, Alabama and the ghost of George Wallace

    08/22/2015 5:28:28 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 89 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/21/2015 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    MOBILE, Ala. It was immigration, not segregation, that brought some 20,000 southerners far fewer than predicted out for Donald Trump on Friday night, but the ghost of George Wallace loomed large. Wallace, an avowed segregationist, was the last presidential candidate to win electoral votes as a third-party candidate. The threat of Trump doing so, propelled by a hardline immigration stance that many have condemned as racist, looms over the Republican Party now as it did over the Democratic Party then, even as the enthusiasm of his following, for once, fell far short of expectations. Wallace carried five...
  • Rebel billionaires eager to follow Trump into politics

    09/14/2015 2:30:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | September 14, 2015 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is so impressed with Donald Trumps success that he is now considering running for office himself. I love the fact that he has changed the game. The idea of imperfect candidates with forceful ideas opens the door for a lot of people that would not have previously run, said Cuban, cautioning that if he were to follow Trumps example, My positions would be far different. Cuban who in the past has feuded with his fellow rebel billionaire is hosting a Monday mega-rally for Trump at his Dallas arena. The Republican frontrunner called...
  • Politico: Haters for Trump

    09/02/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 2, 2015 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    HANOVER, N.H. They think Donald Trumps ideas are disgusting. They think he is making a mockery of the American political system and that even he doesnt take his own candidacy seriously. And that is exactly why they say they plan to vote for him. Meet Trumps protest voters. People who in the past might have gone to the polls only to register their disdain for politicians by writing in Mickey Mouse or perhaps even Donald Trump now have a Republican frontrunner to rally around. Like many sincere Trump supporters, they believe the system is totally screwed up....
  • Donald Trump: 'This is a movement'

    08/30/2015 7:31:46 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/29/15 | Ben Schreckinger
    Donald Trump says its not all about him. No, seriously. Campaigning in Nashville, Tennessee, Trump on Saturday paid homage to his supporters claiming they are a part of a movement and using colorful language to beg for their support. This is a movement, said Trump, who often speaks about himself in campaign appearances. I dont want it to be about me. This is about common sense. Its about doing the right thing. Trump also paid tribute to his setting, a country music hotbed, and insisted there needed to be a greater emphasis on "law and order." And, as has...