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  • Clinton, Kaine do not look presidential: Trump

    07/24/2016 12:24:49 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 61 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, July 24, 2016 | PTI
    Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today hit out at his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine, saying they "do not look presidential" as he claimed that enemies like ISIS are "drooling" over their nomination. "Just saw crooked Hillary and Tim Kaine together. ISIS and our other enemies are drooling. They don't look presidential to me!" Trump said on twitter as he posted a series of tweets wherein he described Kaine as a job killer. "Tim Kaine has been praising the Trans Pacific Partnership and has been pushing hard to get it approved. Job killer!"...
  • Ted Cruz Pulls A Ted Kennedy From The 1980 Democratic Convention

    07/21/2016 9:48:16 AM PDT · by johnatures · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 20, 2016 | John A. Tures
    When Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump in his Republican National Convention speech, he channeled his ideological opponent, Ted Kennedy, whose bitter primary fight with Jimmy Carter made him dodge the opportunity to raise hands with his opponent. It cost Carter the 1980 election, and might do similar damage to Trump.
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 4 July 21, 2016 starts @ 7:20pm ET

    07/21/2016 2:28:34 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,703 replies
    [Thursday, July 21, 2016/ 7:20 PM EDT] Make America One Again Convention Called to Order Reince Priebus Chair, Republican National Committee Entertainment Heavenly Joy Presentation of the Colors VFW Post #6846 Cleveland, OH Pledge of Allegiance To Be Announced The National Anthem Ayla Brown Singer/Songwriter Invocation Reverend Dr. Steve Bailey Pastor, New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church Remarks Fran Tarkenton Former NFL Quarterback, Media Personality, and Businessman Remarks Brock Mealer Wauseon, OH Video We Win Because Remarks The Hon. Marsha Blackburn (TN) U.S. Representative Remarks The Hon. Mary Fallin (OK) Governor Remarks Dr. Lisa Shin Korean Americans for Trump Video...
  • Did Laura Ingraham Mean to Make This Gesture? (Warped & Twisted Media Minds)

    07/21/2016 6:29:34 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 73 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 20, 2016 | John Hendrickson
    CLEVELAND, OHIO—Laura Ingraham electrified the Q more than any speaker of the convention thus far. She shamed flag-burners. She hated on man buns and skinny jeans. She threw shade at Ted Cruz, implying he didn't have the stones to formally endorse Trump tonight. Ingraham, a conservative talk radio host who quite literally makes her living in media, chastised "the media" for being wrong—wrong all along!—about The Donald. She had the crowd roaring, even more jazzed than in the 7 o'clock hour when G.E. Smith and the house band cruised through a nifty mash-up of "My Sharona" and "Gimme Some Lovin'."...
  • Oil producers want U.S. to restrict imports

    07/20/2016 5:37:43 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 24 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 7/6/16 | Kevin Robinson-Avilla
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico and West Texas oil producers are gearing up for a national effort to draw all major U.S. oil basins into a grassroots movement to restrict crude imports from overseas. Leaders of the Panhandle Import Reduction Initiative, which launched in April in the Permian Basin, are seeking public meetings and rallies in other oil-producing zones to convert what’s now a regional initiative into a national movement, said Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, who is working with local producers.
  • In surprise, GOP looks to revive Depression-era banking law (Glass-Steagall)

    07/20/2016 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 20, 2016 3:59 PM EDT | Ken Sweet
    The Republican Party has taken a page straight out of the campaign books of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. What? No, we’re not kidding. In the party’s 2016 platform, the GOP advocates for reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act, a Depression-era law that regulated the U.S. banking industry until it was repealed in 1999. Bringing the law back would lead to the breakup of major U.S. banks like JPMorgan Chase in order to separate investment banking from commercial banking. …
  • "Lock her up!" (Barf alert)

    07/20/2016 8:23:36 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    Harry's place ^ | July 20th 2016 | Roland Dodds
    I have seen some stupid things at political conventions over the years. Much like a get together with in-laws after a couple bottles of scotch have been downed, the party atmosphere can get the better of the attendees. I had previously thought the 2004 Presidential Election was the most contentious in my lifetime, but looking back at that season’s convention highlights, it seems rather tame compared to what has transpired in Ohio. From CNN: Delegates in the crowd below began to yell: “Lock her up! Locker her up! Lock her up!” Christie paused for several seconds at it spread throughout...
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 3 July 20, 2016 starts @ 7pm ET

    07/19/2016 11:58:42 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,397 replies
    Wednesday: Make America First Again • 7 p.m.: Speech by nominee for Vice-President • TBA: Speech by Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich • TBA: Speech by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) • TBA: Speech by Eileen Collins, retired astronaut • TBA: Speech by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi • TBA: Speech by Laura Ingraham, former attorney and host of the Laura Ingraham Show • TBA: Speech by Phil Ruffin, hotelier and owner of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino • TBA: Speech by Michelle Van Etten, entrepreneur • TBA: Speech by Ralph Alvarado, Jr., State Senator for Kentucky and Physician...
  • Norovirus outbreak reported among GOP convention staffers

    07/19/2016 10:32:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Several staffers for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are reportedly being quarantined after falling ill from the norovirus. Nearly a dozen California Republican staffers are being quarantined an hour outside of Cleveland in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus, according to Stat News. The GOP staffers displayed symptoms of norovirus, but health officials are still running tests to confirm the cause of their illness. “We’ve got about 11 who have been sick over the last few days, and we’ve been out there every day and working with them to eliminate the spread [between] the resort and...
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 2 July 19, 2016 starts @ 5:30pm ET

    07/19/2016 2:24:53 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 2,804 replies
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016: Republican Convention, Day 2 Tuesday’s Theme: Make America Work Again • 5:30 p.m.: - Roll call of states • TBA: Mr. Donald Trump will be officially nominated as the party’s nominee for president • TBA: Speech by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson • TBA: Speech by Eric Trump • TBA: Speech by Tiffany Trump • TBA: Speech by Lt. Gen. (R) Michael Flynn • TBA: Speech by Dana White, President of Ultimate Fighting Championship • TBA: Speech by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) • TBA: Speech by Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) • TBA: Speech by Sharon...
  • Matthews: ‘Gross’ To Say Hillary Had Anything To Do With Amb. Stevens’ Death, ‘I Don’t Care’

    07/19/2016 1:36:30 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Truncated title. Full title: Matthews: ‘Gross’ To Say Hillary Had Anything To Do With Amb. Stevens’ Death, ‘I Don’t Care’ What Victim’s Mother Felt During MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention, host Chris Matthews reacted to a speech given by Susan Smith, who’s son Sean was killed in the Benghazi terror attacks, “I don’t care what that woman up there, the mother has felt, her emotions are her own, but for the country, in choosing a leader, it’s wrong to have someone get up there and tell a lie about Hillary Clinton.”
  • Newt: It's a 'Betrayal' If Cruz Doesn't Endorse Trump During Convention Speech

    07/18/2016 5:12:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 159 replies
    Townhall.com (The publisher of the article) ^ | July 18, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien (The author who wrote the piece)
    Newt Gingrich spoke with Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren live from Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Day One of the RNC convention Monday night. At the beginning of their conversation, they addressed the controversy around who is and who isn’t present at the convention as the Republican Party gets ready to crown Donald Trump their 2016 nominee. At least one speaker, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), has yet to endorse the GOP nominee. Susteren asked Gingrich if he believed Trump’s former presidential opponent would finally announce his support for Trump during his speech Wednesday night. “Well I hope he does” endorse...
  • 2016 GOP Convention Program Announced (full schedule here)

    07/17/2016 2:50:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 54 replies
    RNC 2016 Cleveland ^ | July 17, 2016
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jeff Larson, CEO of the 2016 Republican National Convention, today released an updated program for the “Make America Great Again” convention, July 18-21, in Cleveland. Veterans, political outsiders, faith leaders and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s family members will lead an unconventional lineup of speakers who have real-world experience and will make a serious case against the status quo and for an agenda that will make America great again. Daily Themes & Headliners: Monday: Make America Safe Again Headliners: Melania Trump, Lieutenant General (ret.) Michael Flynn, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jason Beardsley and U.S. Rep. Ryan...
  • Anti-Trump Dissidents Disrupt Convention, Fail To Stop Nomination

    07/18/2016 3:11:56 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 90 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 18 Jul 16 | Tyler Durden
    In a brief period of excitement (especially for completely unbiased John Harwood), Republican factions trying to stop Donald Trump's nomination noisily disrupted a vote on party convention rules. But, as The Hill reports, the Republican National Committee ignored the outcry from the angry delegates and adopted the convention's rules by a voice vote, rebuffing shouts by those looking to mount a last-ditch effort to sink Donald Trump. As Bloomberg reports, Delegates from Colorado were seen walking out of the convention hall, and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was spotted angrily throwing his convention credentials to the floor. The disruption...
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 1 July 18, 2016

    07/18/2016 4:35:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 2,871 replies
  • WE DIDN'T WANT THEM ANYWAY (Romney)

    07/18/2016 11:28:21 AM PDT · by shortstop · 25 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/18/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    CLEVELAND -- We didn't want them anyway. That's what the primary voters said. We didn't want them, we didn't want their priorities, we didn't want their way of doing things. I'm talking about the Republican bigwigs. The royalty of the GOP. The people who've grown fat sucking off the teet of conservatives and Republicans. The folks who have now said they won't come. The folks who've put their noses in the air and said they won't attend the Republican National Convention. The folks who've said that Trump and his people aren't the right kind of people, that somehow the party's...
  • RNC Convention LIVE DIRECTV channel 347

    07/18/2016 10:46:39 AM PDT · by faucetman · 12 replies
    self | 7/18/2016 | faucetman
    RNC Convention LIVE DIRECTV channel 347. No pundits, no hosts, no commentary, no commercials, just gavel to gavel LIVE coverage of the convention PERIOD.
  • Bob Dole 'disappointed' in Jeb Bush for skipping convention

    07/17/2016 9:45:03 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 Jul 2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP presidential nominee, said he's disappointed in Jeb Bush for sitting out the Republican National Convention. Dole, who initially endorsed Bush for president before the former Florida governor dropped out, said he should unite behind the party and support presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
  • Cleveland is so much more than just a "host city" for the GOP convention

    07/16/2016 11:51:23 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 13, 2016 | C.J. Jordan
    As the convention’s deputy director of public and community affairs, my job is to make sure we’re not only promoting our host city, but also thoughtfully engaging with and contributing to the Cleveland community.... Through our Host Committee’s vendor guide, we’ve encouraged groups planning convention-related events to “go local” for the goods and services they need.... Many of our volunteer days are spent with community partners improving Clevelanders’ health and well-being. ... All of this important work is tied together by infrastructure improvements. ...
  • Tim Tebow Will Speak at the Republican National Convention

    07/14/2016 3:44:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 14, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Football star Tim Tebow will have a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, The New York Times reported. Perhaps the most famous open Christian in sports will be addressing the convention likely to nominate Donald Trump.Tebow has toyed with politics in the past, even hinting to Fox News that he is open to running for political office. His popularity among Republicans led Public Policy Polling to still include him in a poll of favorite quarterbacks, even though he hasn't played in the NFL for 3 years. He ranked as the fifth most popular QB, and...
  • Vanity -- Who I Suspect Will Be Trump's Choice for Republican VP

    07/14/2016 12:01:05 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 101 replies
    July 14, 2016 | Satin Doll
    No, I do not believe Trump's choice will be Gov. Pence of Indiana. Nor Newt, nor Christie -- not even a man. Yes, I do believe the proposed VP will be a woman. I suspect that Trump's VP running mate will be ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Why? Well, she is a natural born citizen, a real conservative, and she is ferocious contra liberals/progressives. In addition, she isn't on the list of speakers for the Cleveland Convention and she has been silent of late. She has had lots of experience in dealing with those demons from Hell (the MSM) and her...
  • GOP Releases Convention Speakers Roster

    07/14/2016 6:03:48 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 48 replies
    Wall Street Journal | Washington Wire ^ | July 14, 2016 | Julian Routh
    The Republican National Committee on Thursday unveiled the list of speakers at next week’s national convention in Cleveland, a roster the party said emphasizes “real world experience” — and includes Donald Trump’s children... Notable on the list are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich... Party leaders House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus are on the list.... Among the many non-politicians — whom the party boasted in a news release are “non-conventional speakers… emphasizing real world experience”...
  • Ernst to deliver GOP convention speech focusing on national security Monday

    07/12/2016 8:56:01 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 7/12/2016 | James Lynch
    Other GOP elected officials may be avoiding the Republican National Convention later this month, but Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst sees an opening night speech as an opportunity “to give Iowans a voice on the national stage.” “Right now, Iowans are pretty darned frustrated — just like when I ran for election,” said Ernst, whose 2014 campaign caught fire with a “Make ’em Squeal” promise to cut federal spending. National security is to be her focus when she addresses the Cleveland convention on Monday, July 18. “There’s a real pushback against the failed policies we have right now,” Ernst said Tuesday....
  • GOP-led Senate passing bills at rate not seen in decades (added "7 week recesss???)

    07/11/2016 5:21:18 PM PDT · by Kay Ludlow · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan - Wash Times
    ... Once Congress finishes this week, it will go on a seven-week recess to give both parties a chance to hold presidential nominating conventions, ahead of a five-week August break. ...
  • John McCain Is About To Do Something That Would Hand The Election To Hillary Clinton

    07/09/2016 5:28:15 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 181 replies
    After attending a fundraiser for John McCain’s Senate re-election — a campaign in which McCain is locked in a tight race with conservative primary challenger Kelli Ward — Kristol mused on Twitter if McCain would run as an independent candidate in the presidential election. But while Kristol was just speculating, McCain added intrigue to the Stop Trump movement with his surprise announcement that the delegates should be free to vote their conscience at the upcoming Republican Convention
  • DNC Readies Warning On "Trumpocalypse"

    07/06/2016 1:28:55 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 42 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 5 2016 | The Smoking Gun
    JULY 5--The Democratic Party’s plan to crash this month’s Republican National Convention is heavy on gimmicks and stunts meant to highlight a possible “Trumpocalypse,” as well as to ridicule the presumptive GOP candidate’s purported spray tan, tiny fingers, and dog whistle proclivities. (snip) DNC officials also plan to “infiltrate friendly union hotels and properties around the convention that Republicans will be patronizing to distribute ‘care’ packages” to those who will be sickened by Trump’s nomination. (snip) The plan also envisions a citywide strike by fast food workers, presumably over the fight for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. (snip) http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/dnc-rnc-plan-645391
  • Republican Diversity Coalition Plans Trump Election Strategy

    07/05/2016 5:58:40 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/05/16 | Chris Fuchs
    Asian Americans were among dozens of Donald Trump supporters who gathered in Washington, D.C. Friday with GOP officials and the Trump campaign to strategize ways of mobilizing minorities to vote for the presumptive presidential nominee. Vietnamese-, Chinese-, and Filipino-American members of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump were some of the 65 people who participated in the three-hour meeting just two weeks before the Republican convention... "We're putting together our field program, we're putting together grassroots strategies in order to engage all Americans — Asian Americans, African Americans, and Hispanics and Latinos — to support Mr. Trump's candidacy," Jason Chung,...
  • Can You Tell Us If Your GOP Governor Is a Potential VP?

    07/04/2016 5:23:18 PM PDT · by jobim · 55 replies
    vanity ^ | 7/4/16 | vanity
    Here are the GOP governors. Donald Trump has stated that he wants someone who knows government, and could step in if need be. Can we give some observations of our own governor to help us determine if that person might make a good VP pick? Alabama Robert Bentley Alaska Bill Walker Arizona Doug Ducey Arkansas Asa Hutchinson Florida Rick Scott Georgia Nathan Deal Guam Eddie Calvo Idaho C.L. “Butch” Otter Illinois Bruce Rauner Indiana Mike Pence Iowa Terry Branstad Kansas Sam Brownback Kentucky Matt Bevin Maine Paul LePage Maryland Larry Hogan Massachusetts Charlie Baker Michigan Rick Snyder Mississippi Phil Bryant...
  • George Will on Why He Really Supports Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m a Conservative’

    06/26/2016 5:04:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/26/16 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Washington Post columnist George Will explained why he left the Republican Party over presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Will said, “I left it for the same reason I joined it in 1964 when I voted for Barry Goldwater, because I was a conservative. I leave for the same reason, I’m a conservative. To give you a time line, shortly after Trump became the presumptive nominee he had a summit meeting with Paul Ryan where they stressed their vast shared ground, which is more important than their differences. I thought that was puzzling...
  • Time-lapse video shows first 36 hours of Quicken Loans Arena's RNC transformation

    06/21/2016 8:04:20 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 6/19/2016 | Mary Kilpatrick
    A time-lapse video recorded by convention organizers shows the first 36 hours of the arena's transformation — from a few hours after Game 6 ended, to the start of construction. About 250 people will work inside the Q each day to ready the arena for the RNC. The Republican Party typically needs six to eight weeks to convert a space into the RNC convention floor. This year, the GOP only has four weeks — but officials have said they are confident the Q will be ready in time for the convention.
  • Apple's Cook to host Paul Ryan fundraiser amid Trump woes

    06/20/2016 3:26:06 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/20/16 03:21 PM EDT | By TONY ROMM
    Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans — despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump. Cook will help generate cash for Ryan at a private breakfast on June 28 in Menlo Park, Calif., along with Gary Wipfler, the company’s treasurer, according to an invite obtained by POLITICO on Monday. The money benefits not only the speaker but a joint fundraising committee aimed at helping to elect other House Republicans. Cook...
  • Republican Operatives Launch All-Out Effort To Unbind The Delegates And Deny Trump Nomination

    06/20/2016 8:24:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 75 replies
    The Ecomic Collapse ^ | 06/19/16 | Michael Snyder
    If you think that Donald Trump already has the Republican nomination locked up, then you don’t understand what is going on behind the scenes.  It has long been my contention that the elite will move heaven and earth in order to keep Trump from ever setting foot in the Oval Office.  One way that they could try to do this is by attempting to deny him the nomination at the Republican convention next month.  Over the past couple of days, the Washington Post, CNN and a whole host of other mainstream news outlets have been reporting on a new “last-ditch...
  • JUST 35 DAYS TO GO

    06/13/2016 8:07:00 AM PDT · by knarf · 12 replies
    Republican National Convention ^ | June 13, 2916 | knarf
    I predict an escalation of weirdness in these next few weeks
  • Detroit F.P. editor loses mind, writes column calling for Republican legislators to be murdered

    06/08/2016 6:15:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Civility Two years ago, Stephen Henderson won a Pulitzer Prize. I’ll let you decide what you think that says about the state of journalism, especially as you consider what he wrote late last week. Henderson, the editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press (and a Facebook friend of mine, at least as I type this), has become increasingly hysterical in the past year - seeing racism behind almost every perceived societal ill and ascribing to conservative policymakers not just mistaken thinking but, invariably, an intent to hurt people. But his column of this past Saturday took the cake. A...
  • The RNC website does not contain a single reference to Donald Trump.

    06/08/2016 2:49:22 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 50 replies
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Josh Marshall
    We just got this email from TPM Reader DL. And as far as I can tell, she's right. There does not seem to be any mention of Donald Trump on the official Republican Party website, gop.com. Hillary is there. Bernie is there. George H.W.Bush is there. Reagan is there. Reagan/Bush. Lincoln is there. No Trump anywhere. Not on the blog, signups. Not anywhere that I could find. If you go to the Republican National Committee website, there is a crowded homepage with no mention of Donald Trump. I’ve been watching it for a few days. They recently had a petition...
  • Hillary Clinton Launches ‘Republicans Against Trump’ Website

    06/08/2016 12:43:20 PM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jun 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign is turning toward the general election, launching a website that targets frustrated Republican voters who don’t support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. “The website, republicansagainsttrump.org, was registered on May 27 and launched on June 2, according to domain registration records,” Politico reports. “The Clinton campaign only appears to have begun buying ads to promote the site more recently.”
  • Republicans, Vets Hold Rally in San Jose After Violent Donald Trump Protests

    06/07/2016 5:42:35 PM PDT · by SteveH · 15 replies
    nbc bay area / nucuni ^ | 6/6/2016 | lisa fernandez
    The vice chair of California's Republican party supported a rally on Monday at San Jose City Hall to demand answers to the violence that erupted at the Donald Trump rally last week. Harmeet Dhillon, who is a Trump backer and an attorney in San Jose, said she is in favor of a group called Silicon Valley Vet, who is asking San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo how the Thursday rally got so out of hand. Trump's critics were seen as the main antagonists of the raucous behavior, which included egging, bruising and punches.
  • Friendly Reminder: Republican States Are The Most Fiscally Responsible

    06/02/2016 4:49:18 PM PDT · by russbart · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | Matt Vespa
    The most fiscally sound states are heavily Republican, says a new study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. While Kentucky didn’t fare so well in their analysis, the reports focused on a state’s ability to pay it bills, manage long-term budget commitments, and whether they can adapt to sudden increase of spending in instances of emergency. Republicans dominate most of the states that ranked the best (via Investors Business Daily):
  • Holding Out For A Hero (vanity) corrected version

    05/26/2016 10:00:33 AM PDT · by faucetman · 31 replies
    myself/vanity | 5/26/2016 | faucetman
    Corrected version with paragraphs I’ll say it again. We must take over the MSM. Not Limbaugh, not Beck, not Levin. I mean CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, NY Times and all major newspapers. All major radio networks. By “take over” I mean an “all of the above” approach. Buy them, own them, own majority or controlling stock positions in them. Infiltrate them. In the boardroom and in the cubicles. Populate their staffs, reporters, advertisers, customers, associates, friends, colleagues, with far right or right leaning individuals and entities. The exact OPPOSITE of this George W. Bush conservative type who withdrew from...
  • Trump to speak on clinching nomination

    05/26/2016 8:41:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 98 replies
    Donald Trump has announced plans to hold a victory news conference in just over an hour in Bismarck, North Dakota (it’s the capital), where Guardian politics reporter Ben Jacobs is laying in wait. DT Jr celebrates victory: — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 26, 2016 1237 ✔️
  • Trump reaches delegate number to clinch GOP nomination (Clinched!)

    05/26/2016 7:24:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 324 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 May 16 | Staff
  • Reeling From 2016 Chaos, G.O.P. Mulls Overhaul of Primaries

    05/24/2016 7:39:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 May 2016 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Leaders of the Republican Party have begun internal deliberations over what would be fundamental changes to the way its presidential nominees are chosen, a recognition that the chaotic process that played out this year is seriously flawed and helped exacerbate tensions within the party. In a significant shift, Republican officials said it now seemed unlikely that the four states to vote first would all retain their cherished place on the electoral calendar, with Nevada as the most probable casualty. Party leaders are even going so far as to consider diluting the traditional status of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina...
  • BREAKING NEWS: House Calls For Impeachment Of Barack Obama … It’s Official!

    05/21/2016 11:30:31 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    The World Style ^ | May 20, 2016 | Unknown
    Oklahoma’s state legislature isn’t messing around. They are so furious about President Barack Obama’s dangerous actions about transgenders in public school bathrooms, that they are officially calling for OK’s members of Congress to start impeachment proceedings. Obama’s actions have been unconstitutional, and boys and girls should be using the restroom according to the gender they were born with. It’s about time for impeachment! Oklahoma’s Republican-dominated legislature has filed a measure calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment over his administration’s recommendations on accommodating transgender students, saying he overstepped his constitutional authority. Lawmakers in the socially conservative state are also expected to...
  • US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan

    05/20/2016 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, May 21, 2016 | Editorial
    US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan The US House of Representatives' decision to incorporate stringent requirements for the release of American aid to Pakistan, even in the face of opposition from the White House, is indicative of a gradual change of heart in Washington, DC, towards what was once its frontline ally in the war on terror. It comes days after the US Congress objected to the sale of American F-16s, which have little value in fighting insurgents but help Pakistan build parity with India. This is not to suggest that the US is anywhere close to changing its...
  • Plan Calls To Limit Oil Imports (RADIO INTERVIEW)

    05/18/2016 6:05:22 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 45 replies
    High Plains Observor Perryton ^ | 5/18/16 | Chris Samples
    Some Panhandle producers are announcing a proposal to try to limit oil imports to attempt to boost the American oil industry. So, how much are we importing now and why, if we can produce all we need domestically? Dr. Daniel Fine, associate director for New Mexico Energy Policy, is helping lead the effort and recently spoke with KXDJ’s Chris Samples. “How much? It is increasing,” said Dr. Fine.
  • THE ENEMIES WITHIN - Sen. Bernie Sanders

    05/17/2016 7:15:59 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 3, 2016 | Trevor Loudon
    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders claims to be a democratic socialist who wants America to be more like Sweden, Denmark and Norway. But is honest Bernie telling you the truth? In 2014 Sanders endorsed longtime communist party supporter Chewy Garcia's bid for the Chicago mayoralty. Sanders spoke alongside Scott Marshall a leader of the Chicago Communist Party. In the early 1960's Bernie Sanders studied at the University of Chicago where he joined the Marxist Young People's Socialist League. In 1980 Sanders backed the presidential campaign of Andrew Pulley a leader of the pro-Cuba Socialist Workers Party.
  • Donald Trump, Bill Whittle and Republican Principles

    05/11/2016 2:10:31 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 11, 2016 | Dan Miller
    In 2012, after Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, Bill Whittle delivered an address on Republican principles. The Timid Republican Party has substantially ignored those principles and is not guided by them. Party candidates nevertheless continue to mouth them at election time. Perhaps they understand what the voters want and recite their fealty to get their votes. Once safely in office, they revert to ignoring those same principles.During the current Republican nomination process, the Establishment has chastised Donald Trump for not being a "real" Republican and not adhering to Republican principles -- the principles which they themselves ignore, by which he...
  • Ryan sets schedule for Thursday Trump meetings

    05/10/2016 1:48:26 PM PDT · by BAW · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/10/2016 | Rachael Bade
    Donald Trump will meet face-to-face with Speaker Paul Ryan at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the RNC, according to a GOP leadership source familiar with the schedule. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will sit in the meeting, too. A second meeting including Ryan, Trump and a larger roster of GOP leadership will follow. Attendees will include Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), and Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) There will be no press availability after, but Ryan will do an on-camera availability later that morning, the source said. Trump has no plans...
  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy signs up to be a Trump delegate

    05/10/2016 1:04:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | May 9, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher |
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has signed up to serve as a delegate for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump at this summer’s national convention in Cleveland. McCarthy’s move is notable in part because House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he is “not ready” to endorse Trump, even though he is the lone Republican remaining in the contest.
  • Donald Trump and Paul Ryan Strike Conciliatory Notes Before Crucial Meeting

    05/09/2016 11:04:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | Maggie Haberman and Jennifer Steinhauer
    Facing a steep challenge as he prepares to meet with Republican leaders about uniting their splintering party, Donald J. Trump on Monday struck a more conciliatory tone about House Speaker Paul D. Ryan. And Mr. Ryan appeared to reciprocate, saying he would step down from his position as chairman of the Republican National Convention in July if that is what the party’s presumptive nominee requests.