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  • Good news for Trump? Butler County's absentee voting shows steady increase for Republicans (Ohio)

    10/25/2016 6:00:01 PM PDT · by Ravi · 26 replies
    wcpo ^ | October 25, 2016 | Joe Rosemeyer
    HAMILTON, Ohio -- If you're trying to read the tea leaves, this could be very good news for Donald Trump: Absentee voting in Republican stronghold Butler County is up 9 percent this year compared to 2012, and 21 percent over 2008.
  • Mike Pence to GOP: 'It's Time to Come Home'

    10/24/2016 4:36:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 24, 2016 | Vaughn Hillyard
    SALISBURY, N.C. — With two weeks until Election Day, Mike Pence has squared up his message for Republicans: "Come home." The GOP vice presidential candidate repeated the line seven times at a campaign rally on Monday afternoon. Pence, who joined the ticket this summer to help win over hesitant conservatives, turned his eyes toward galvanizing the turnout of members of his own party. "I want to submit to all of you, it's time to reach out to all of our Republican and conservative friends and say with one voice: 'It's time to come home and elect Donald Trump as the...
  • Ohio GOP leader backs Trump after state campaign dispute (Matt Borges again)

    10/24/2016 11:06:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WTOL-TV ^ | October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press
    CINCINNATI, OH (AP) - Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges says he's voting for Donald Trump, whose presidential campaign in the swing state earlier denounced and cut ties with Borges after he openly criticized Trump. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Borges told GOP insiders in an email Sunday that he'll vote the Republican ticket, including Trump for president....

    10/24/2016 5:33:54 AM PDT · by Lewis Stone · 16 replies
    Breitbart via Freedom Outpost ^ | October 21, 2016 | JULIA HAHN, BREITBART via Michael Ware
    It is funny to watch. It is funny because this circus shows us just how connected the two parties really are when all is said and done. Paul Ryan acts as if he is taking the high ground in his denying support to Donald Trump, when in reality it has nothing to do with morality. The connection that Ryan and Clinton share is not moral but philosophical. Ryan and Clinton are both globalists. They both want to see one big global community that never puts one people over others. It is the new socialism. Breitbart reports Donald Trump made headlines...
  • Hillary Clinton is quietly reaching out to Republicans

    10/23/2016 2:53:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 23, 2016 | John King
    Hillary Clinton insists she takes nothing for granted and will campaign to the end as if she were the underdog. But there are increasing signs of her confidence, including devoting more time in her speeches to trying to help Democratic candidates for Senate and other offices. CNN's Jeff Zeleny shares his reporting on her quiet, private outreach to Senate Republicans as Clinton allows herself to look ahead at the prospect of trying to govern. "I'm told she's been talking to Republican senators, old allies and new, saying that she is willing to work with them and govern. On the campaign...

    10/20/2016 11:52:09 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10-19-2016 | Dennis Michael Lynch
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  • Fox News Is No Longer a Top 20 Best-Perceived Brand Among Republicans

    10/20/2016 11:23:33 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 59 replies
    AD AGE ^ | October 20, 2016t | Simon Dumenco
    New data out today from YouGov BrandIndex suggests that Fox News is losing its luster in the eyes of Republican consumers -- who, it must be noted, pretty much despise CNN and MSNBC more than ever. It also must be noted that Fox News continues to dominate cable news ratings. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. Credit: Fox News To compile BrandIndex, each weekday YouGov interviews thousands of people from its worldwide panel of 2.5 million consumers to gauge public perception of brands. For its 2016 ranking of best-perceived brands in the U.S., YouGov surveyed U.S....
  • Freeper help (yes, I have looked for this number)

    10/19/2016 10:26:08 AM PDT · by LS · 21 replies
    self | 10/19/2016 | LS
    Freepers, ok, I have looked and looked for this number---and have heard it before---but can't find a source. *How many Rs voted, combined, in all the primaries and caucuses? *How many Ds voted? I can find Trump's, or Cruz's number, but not the total.
  • Vandals throw bricks through windows at Delaware County Republican Party office

    10/18/2016 7:50:26 PM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    Fox 59 (Indiana) ^ | October 18th, 2016 | Unattributed
    DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. – The Delaware County Republican Party said vandals struck at their office last week. Someone threw two landscaping bricks through a window on Oct. 8. Signs for Donald Trump and Todd Young were hanging on the window at the time, according to the group’s Facebook page. Officials said it would cost about $1,200 to replace the broken window and said anyone interested in helping cover the cost could donate online. This week, Delaware County Sheriff Ray Dudley said his office has received reports of campaign signs being taken from yards in the Yorktown and Mount Pleasant Township...
  • Days Before the Elections Adelsons Give Trump $10 Million By: JNi.Media

    10/15/2016 11:34:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | October 16, 2016 | JNi.Media
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, finally gave $10 million in September to mega-donor Todd Ricketts’s pro-Trump super PAC Future45, according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission. The group raised another $2.3 million from Todd Ricketts’ billionaire father, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, and energy executives Joe Craft and Jay Bergman. According to a Politico analysis, only $68.7 million out of the $212 million Trump collected over the past three months in joint ventures with the RNC and state parties ended up in his campaign coffers, with $63.5 going to overhead expenses: consultants, catering, space...
  • Need to re-title the two parties.

    10/15/2016 7:51:19 AM PDT · by JayAr36 · 39 replies
    10/15/16 | jayar36
    It is time that the two parties that pretend to represent American need to be defined in a way that more accurately describes their real basics. For too long they have hidden behind a facade that is no longer working. The democrats are most certainly NOT Democratic and the republicans are really not representing the Republic. They have, by their own individual actions, revealed who they really are and should be described in a more meaningful manner. If there are a portion of the population that feels they should belong to either of these two parties because of some history...
  • BOOM! Democrats Leaving Their Party In MASSIVE Numbers- Can Hillary Still Recover?

    10/14/2016 7:03:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Alexandria Willis
    In this election nothing would cease to amaze me. We have the state of Utah, a completely red state, polling closer than ever between the two parties. And now we have a state as blue as the come, Pennsylvania, with a new emergence of red votes. The state is as solid blue a s they come, but Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, has done quite a lot to offend the state. Starting with her declaration to put coal miners out of business. I get what she was saying. She wants to move to alternative energy sources. I get it. BUT...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary pressured Illinois to change its primary as a ‘political favor’

    10/14/2016 6:22:21 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Reason: Make it harder for a "moderate Republican" to win. We already know that the Clintons and the DNC conspired to rig the Democrat primary race. I guess Clinton cheating quickly qualifies as “old news” and gives the media an excuse not to talk about it. But did you know that Hillary tried to rig the Republican primary race too? Then again, why should that surprise you? Of course she would, if she could. And according to the latest release from WikiLeaks, she thought she could: Hillary Clinton’s campaign tried to move the Illinois presidential primary to a later date,...
  • Rally both for Trump, against Clinton [Grand Junction, CO deplorables unhappy with their party]

    10/14/2016 8:02:55 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 9 replies
    Grand Junction Daily Sentinel ^ | Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    About 100 supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump waved signs on First Street on Thursday and chanted, “Lock her up!” in front of Democratic campaign headquarters. ... The “Deplorables,” led by Matt Patterson, who was to head up the Trump campaign in Mesa County for the national Republican Party, said local officials discouraged the “Women for Trump” rally on Thursday.
  • Nearly 100,000 Pennsylvania Voters Switch From Democrat To Republican

    10/12/2016 3:48:33 PM PDT · by pissant · 46 replies
    CBS ^ | 10.12.16 | staff
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Nearly 100,000 Pennsylvania Democrats have switched to Republican since the beginning of the year. What’s more: The Pennsylvania Republican party says more than 240-thousand new voters have joined the party since last November. The party says that the surge in Republican registrations is nearly twice the number of newly registered Republicans compared to both the 2008 and 2012 numbers combined. The party says the new numbers come from the Pennsylvania Department of State which shows that 97,607 Democrats have actually switched to Republican.
  • NFRW President Affirms Unified Support of Trump (National Federation of Republican Women)

    10/12/2016 1:27:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    ‘We stand behind the Republican ticket!’ ALEXANDRIA, Va. – “As the elected spokesperson of the most influential group of Republican women in the United States, I reaffirm the National Federation of Republican Women's unified support of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump and Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence. We stand behind the Republican ticket, and we will continue to work day and night to defend our Constitution, uphold our conservative principles, and elect our GOP candidates," NFRW President Carrie Almond stated today. “With 30 years of Hillary Clinton history as a guide, we knew an onslaught of attacks would be...
  • Congratulations, GOP. After 25 years of failure and betrayal your base is ‘ready for a revolution’

    10/12/2016 11:33:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/16 | Robert Laurie
    The inevitable outcome of your decisions People are fed up. They’re angry. They’re furious. ...And you can thank the GOP for it. I’ve been arguing - for well over a decade now - that the party had long abandoned its constitutionalist roots. The base demanded strict-constructionists but, for a variety of reasons, it was force-fed a cadre of candidates that were about as far from that ideal as a Republican can get.
  • The Daily 202: Republican politicians fall back in line behind Trump after defecting

    10/12/2016 7:55:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 97 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12 Oct 2016 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: Now that it has become crystal clear Donald Trump will not quit—that he has “unshackled” himself and plans to “limp” across the finish line—some Republicans who called on him to drop out over the weekend are reversing themselves. The senior senator from Nebraska tweeted this on Saturday: The comments made by Mr. Trump were disgusting and totally unacceptable under any circumstance. (1/2) It would be wise for him to step aside and allow Mike Pence to serve as our party's nominee. (2/2) But yesterday during a radio interview she announced that she will vote for Trump after...
  • Clueless in the GOP

    10/11/2016 6:15:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/11/16 | Mike Ford
    Clearly, the example of Eric Cantor didn't send a clear message. It's time to send a stronger one, and not just to Paul Ryan Many among the Republican Establishment are not getting the message. POLITICO reporters Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan wrote, in an article entitled “Ryan Abandons Trump,” that:
 “Ryan stopped short of formally rescinding his endorsement of Trump – but just short. His move carries immense risk and Ryan faced blowback from all sides: Trump and his surrogates preemptively warned Republican leaders they would pay a price for breaking from the nominee.”

  • RNC Standing by Trump

    10/10/2016 6:59:39 PM PDT · by conservativepoet · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 10, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    “Nothing has changed in regard with our relationship,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus reportedly stated during a phone call with members of the RNC Monday afternoon. “We are in full coordination with the Trump campaign. We have a great relationship with them. And we are going to continue to work together to make sure he wins in November.”
  • Trump Wins ["Some of the rats might want to consider returning to the ship"]

    10/11/2016 12:39:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 9, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    Some of the rats might want to consider returning to the ship. Donald Trump came through pretty well tonight, mainly because the focus was on the issues. As long as issues are being discussed, Trump wins. The moderators came out of the box with questions about Trump’s 2005 video, which many people expected to be the centerpiece of tonight’s debate. The effort flopped, I thought. Bill and Hillary Clinton took appropriate shots. After ten or fifteen minutes the conversation moved on to the issues. Thereafter, the moderators tried to help Hillary, and Trump appropriately complained a couple of times. But...
  • The Morning After, the Republican Party will be as dead as the Whig Party

    10/10/2016 8:11:41 PM PDT · by pboyington · 36 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 10, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    November 8, 2016 will be an historic day in America. Voters will go to the polls and determine the fate of this nation. Some will vote for America by pulling the Trump lever; while others will vote against America by voting for anyone else. For the Republican Party; however, it doesn’t matter which candidate wins. They are the big losers in this contest. Do you see any Republican congressmen or senators reaching out to support the party’s standard bearer? The difference between the two main candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, could not be clearer. Yet, establishment Republicans reject the...
  • Paul Ryan Turns Focus From Donald Trump to House Races, Roiling G.O.P.

    10/10/2016 5:55:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 10, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    The House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, dealt a hammer blow to Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy on Monday, dashing any remaining semblance of Republican unity and inviting fierce backlash from his own caucus by announcing that he would no longer defend Mr. Trump. Mr. Ryan’s stance drew an immediate rebuke from Mr. Trump, who posted on Twitter that Mr. Ryan should focus on governing “and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee.” Mr. Ryan informed Republican lawmakers on a morning conference call that he would never again campaign alongside Mr. Trump and would dedicate himself instead to defending the...
  • Back us so we can block Clinton agenda, say some Republicans

    10/10/2016 9:17:01 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 48 replies
    AP ^ | October 9, 2016 | ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's just a trickle now, but some Republicans are urging people to back GOP congressional candidates because they'd constrain Hillary Clinton's agenda should she be elected president this November. -snip - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., facing a competitive re-election fight, unveiled a video this week promising to "act as a check, not a rubber stamp," if Clinton wins the White House. In fundraising emails in recent weeks, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., GOP operative Karl Rove and a Colorado lawmaker battling for his seat made similar appeals. - snip - "America cannot afford an unchecked Hillary Clinton...
  • DeMonte: Please Stand with Donald Trump

    10/10/2016 6:46:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Monday, October 10, 2016 | Demetra DeMonte
    DeMonte: Please Stand with Donald Trump Dear activists, leaders, voters of the great state of Illinois! It has been a difficult election cycle and it has gotten even worse. If we allow words verses deeds to decide this election we will be stuck with Hillary Clinton! Trump may be flawed but Hillary is a criminal! Our nominee Donald Trump needs us to stand with him! Last night I send the following email to every member of the Republican National Committee – and I have had many, many positive responses from my fellow members! Please stand with Donald Trump – for...
  • Fairfax County VA Republican Committee Betrays Trump

    10/09/2016 5:43:03 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 35 replies ^ | October 9, 2016
    On Friday, the official Twitter account of the Fairfax Republican Party retweeted a post by Northern Virginia Republican politician Barbara Comstock (a RINO with a D rating from NumbersUSA, a group that supports a pro-America immigration policy, and an F rating from Conservative Review) that called for nominee Donald Trump to "step aside and allow our party to replace him" and that "I cannot in good conscience vote for Donald Trump." While it is not clear, it appears that this tweet referenced the release of an 11-year-old illegal secret recording showing Trump using explicit language. While Trump's behavior was inappropriate,...
  • Secondary Protocol? Paul Ryan Wants Trump Out, RNC Reportedly Redirects Funding To Down-Ballot Races

    10/09/2016 5:31:34 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 111 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 9, 2016 | Matt Vepsa
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Saturday told party officials to redirect funds away from nominee Donald Trump to down-ballot candidates, according to an official informed of the decision. In practical terms, the party will be working to mobilize voters who support GOP House and Senate candidates regardless of their position on the presidential race. That means the RNC will push Floridians who support both Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to vote. Before today, the RNC wouldn’t have sought to turn out Clinton voters, leaving split-ticket voters for Senate campaigns to target. (Snip) On top...
  • The Democrats are in mega-panic mode

    10/09/2016 7:04:57 AM PDT · by radioone · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 9, 2016 | Arnold Cusmariu
    Why did senior Clinton campaign officials order their dirty tricks team to release the Trump tape this past Friday instead of the Friday before Election Day?
  • Republicans Eating Their Own – Well, there they go again

    10/08/2016 3:34:11 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/16 | Chip McLean
    Hillary Clinton is probably the single most corrupt politician to ever be nominated by a major party for president. The GOP has an uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. In a race where a Republican presidential candidate has generated more excitement than any since Ronald Reagan, the establishment GOP has from the get-go tried to sabotage that candidate. From the usual cabal of neocon pundits (Bill Kristol, etc), to Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz delaying their endorsements of Donald Trump it would seem that the entire establishment has been doing everything they can to prevent the...
  • Trump Supporters Heckle Elected GOPers: ‘You Turned Your Back On Us!’

    10/08/2016 3:33:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 8, 2016 | Allegra Kirkland
    Some voters greeted prominent Republicans with boos and loud heckling at Saturday events, after the officials spoke out against the vulgar and predatory remarks Donald Trump made about women in a newly unearthed recording. “Paul Ryan sucks!” Milwaukee resident Paul Anderson yelled at a fall festival in Elkorn, Wisconsin, where the House speaker addressed a crowd, according to the Los Angeles Times. “You turned your back on us,” other hecklers shouted, breaking into chants of “We want Trump!” Trump was originally supposed to appear with Ryan at the event. But Ryan disinvited Trump hours after the recording surfaced, releasing a...
  • Ryan heckled by Trump supporters at rally

    10/08/2016 1:46:39 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies ^ | Oct 8, 2016
    Ryan heckled by Trump supporters at rally Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence will not attend a scheduled campaign rally in Wisconsin with House Speaker Paul Ryan. By Associated Press Published: October 8, 2016, 12:00 pm Updated: October 8, 2016, 3:29 pm ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) – The Latest on Wisconsin Republicans’ unity rally (all times local): 3:15 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan is being greeted with a mixture of boos and cheers at a Republican rally in his Wisconsin congressional district. Ryan began his comments Saturday by saying “there is a bit of an elephant in the room,” referring to...
  • BREAKING: Republican National Committee Halts Its ‘Victory’ Project Aimed at Electing Trump

    10/08/2016 12:24:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 181 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 8, 2016 | JD Durkin
    POLITICO is now reporting that the RNC’s “Victory” project — an effort by the committee to ensure that Donald Trump is elected as the nation’s next president — has been halted. According to the report by Alex Isenstadt, the RNC, “appeared to at least temporarily halt the operations,” of the effort....
  • Paul Ryan Is Planning a Revolution, and It Starts in January

    10/06/2016 10:39:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | October 6, 2016 | Ed Kilgore
    Now Paul Ryan has given Washington a wake-up call. Reportedly angry that Beltway types were yawning at his plans for 2017 on the grounds that the usual gridlock would stop anything major from happening, the House Speaker held a presser to explain how he could cram a generation’s worth of legislation into a budget reconciliation bill that cannot be filibustered, as Politico’s Ben Weyl reports: Ryan peeled back the curtain on his strategy at a news conference after a reporter suggested he would struggle to implement his ambitious agenda next year. After all, it was noted, Republicans are certain to...
  • Dozens of former GOP lawmakers announce opposition to Trump

    10/06/2016 9:06:57 AM PDT · by detective · 116 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 6, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    A group of 30 former GOP lawmakers signed a blistering open letter to Republicans on Thursday, warning that Donald Trump lacks the "intelligence" and temperament to be president and urging the party to reject the GOP nominee at the polls on Nov. 8. The group includes several former lawmakers who have openly opposed Trump from the start, including former Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R-N.H.) and former Rep. Vin Weber (R-Minn.).
  • Clinton campaign rolls out a few dozen more Republican endorsements

    09/30/2016 6:37:28 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2016 | John Wagner
    The campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled out another 40 endorsements from prominent Republicans and independents Thursday, the latest play in a bid to lure voters across party lines in her race against Donald Trump. The list includes three former congressmen, a dozen former high-ranking members of Republican administrations — including a White House ethics lawyer, a director of the Situation Room and an undersecretary of transportation — as well as an array of Capitol Hill staffers, local elected officials and fundraisers for GOP candidates. The recruits were trumpeted in an afternoon conference call featuring John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman,...
  • Pat Caddell Calls Out ‘Stupidity of Republicans’ in Internet Takeover Debate

    09/28/2016 12:53:07 PM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Shortened title. full title: Pat Caddell Calls Out ‘Stupidity of Republicans’ in Internet Takeover Debate: ‘It’s Another Sign of America Selling Out’ Pollster and political analyst Pat Caddell spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday, discussing the state of the presidential race, as well as the looming United Nations’ “Internet takeover” being discussed in Congress, as Breitbart News reported. Breitbart News highlighted: Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has sided with the sovereignty of the American people against international elites yet again by coming out in public opposition to President Barack Obama’s internet giveaway...
  • Ahead of debate, Trump endorsed by some Bush alumni

    09/26/2016 6:20:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    KDAL-AM ^ | September 25, 2016 | Steve Holland, Reuters
    Fresno police responded to a call for help from a CHP officer. Police that the officer was patrolling the area of North and Orange when he came upon a crowd of vehicles and bystanders near the intersection of Orange and North. The CHP officer then saw a white Chevy Tahoe doing donuts and driving recklessly in the intersection. The CHP officer attempted to stop the Tahoe . When he got out of his marked patrol unit to talk to the driver, a large crowd of about 40 people began yelling at the officer and the driver of the Tahoe. The...
  • In New Spending Bill, McConnell Sides With Liberals, Ignores Conservative Priorities

    09/24/2016 5:16:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 22, 2016 | Rachel Bovard
    After voting to proceed to a bill that didn’t exist earlier this week, the Senate has finally produced text of the continuing resolution, a short-term government spending bill. The bill, written behind closed doors by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was brought to the floor late Thursday afternoon, and for the majority of Senate Republicans, represented their first opportunity to see the text. According to McConnell, senators will have four days (two of them on a weekend) to review the bill before having to cast their votes next week. As far as conservative priorities go, the bill is a failure....
  • Glenn Beck: Cruz backing Trump 'profoundly sad' (LOL!)

    09/23/2016 3:39:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 129 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Glenn Beck on Friday voiced sorrow over Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) endorsing Donald Trump for the presidency. “[This is] a profoundly sad day for me,” he wrote on Facebook. "Disappointment does not begin to describe. “Maybe it is time to go to the mountains for a while,” the conservative commentator added. "Again, disappointment doesn’t even begin to describe my feelings.” Beck, who supported Cruz over Trump in the GOP’s presidential primary, added he feared for the nation’s future. “America is an idea, not a country,” he said. "When we discuss the destruction of our country, that is vastly different...
  • Sen. Sessions on Cruz endorsement, immigration gaffes

    09/23/2016 4:27:35 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
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  • The GOP’s Jewish Donors Are Abandoning Trump

    09/21/2016 10:12:35 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 94 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 9/21/16 | Titan Hersh Brian Schaffner
    In recent years, Republicans have made inroads into the overwhelmingly Democratic constituency of American Jews. But this year, Republican Jews — or Jewish donors to the Republican party, at least — are abandoning their party’s nominee at a stunningly high rate. In 2012, 71 percent of the $160 million that Jewish donors gave to the two major-party nominees went to President Obama’s re-election campaign; 29 percent went to Mitt Romney’s campaign, according to our analysis of campaign contributors, which used a predictive model to estimate which donors are Jewish based on their names and other characteristics. This ratio of support...
  • Republican Voters Are Unifying Behind Donald Trump

    09/20/2016 8:57:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 20, 2016 | Janie Velencia, associate polling editor
    Republican support for Donald Trump is at an all-time high, with GOP voters now just as unified behind Trump as Democrats are behind Hillary Clinton, according to the HuffPost Pollster polling average. Polls have shown a tightening race in recent weeks, leaving Democrats on edge and concerned that Clinton is losing the comfortable lead she held over the summer. There’s data to back up Democrats’ hand-wringing. Republican voters who had previously withheld their support for Trump have come around recently. Trump has managed to gain 6 percentage points among Republicans since mid-August, and he’s on an upward trend, according to...
  • 7 Weeks Before Election, Republicans Help Advance Another Obama Judicial Nominee

    09/20/2016 5:45:54 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | September 19, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    As President Barack Obama’s time in office nears its end, the Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced another one of his judicial nominees toward a lifetime post. She may not get to the finish line, though. While the Senate has entered that part of the political calendar when confirmations traditionally halt, the Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted 13-7 to advance the nomination of U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The cadence of judicial nominations customarily follows what’s known as the Thurmond-Leahy rule. The rule, a longstanding gentleman’s agreement among senators, prohibits confirmations of new judgeships...
  • Which Republicans Oppose Donald Trump? A Cheat Sheet

    09/18/2016 7:57:51 PM PDT · by NYC-RepublicanCT · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | David A. Graham
    Mark Levin didn’t leave any room for confusion. “I am not voting for Donald Trump. Period,” he said. “Count me as Never Trump.” It turns out there’s a reason they say you should never say never. “I’m gonna vote for Donald Trump. I’m gonna wind up voting for Donald Trump on Election Day,” the conservative pundit said on his radio show Tuesday. As the presidential election nears, most conservatives and Republicans have made their views known on the GOP nominee. With a few notable exceptions—like Senator Jeff Flake, who continues to bluntly criticize Trump—officeholders have lined up behind Trump, either...
  • Candidates who don't back Trump may not be allowed to run again, RNC chairman says

    09/18/2016 6:33:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Fox ^ | September 18, 2016
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday suggested he could say “never mind” to the “Never Trump” candidates should they try to make another run for the presidency. Priebus said the former primary challengers who’ve refused to support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could face consequences if they fail to back Trump in the stretch-run to Election Day. “Those people need to get on board,” Priebus told “Face the Nation.” “And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again some day, I think that we’re going to evaluate the process – of the nomination process and I don’t think...
  • Critics Decry Gov. Walker Plan to Delay Zoo Interchange and Other Highway Projects

    09/16/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio ^ | September 16, 2016 | Ann-Elise Henzl
    Gov. Scott Walker is drawing sharp criticism for his plan to delay highway projects, including the Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee. In the past, the governor has hailed the interchange as key to state businesses that transport products throughout the region. Walker mentioned MillerCoors in his 2013 State of the State address. "MillerCoors is in a hyper-competitive industry. They're looking to find a competitive advantage: who can get a cold beer on a bar in Madison or Green Bay or even Chicago, the fastest. Beer trucks are tied up in the Zoo Interchange? The MillerCoors brewery here in Wisconsin is at...
  • Republicans Gain Ground on Dems in Voter Registration in Key States

    09/14/2016 8:18:42 AM PDT · by FenwickBabbitt · 8 replies
    Real Clear Politics / AP ^ | September 14, 2016 | Hope Yen
    Republicans have gained ground on Democrats in registering voters in three battleground states and kept their razor-thin advantage in Iowa - encouraging news for Donald Trump eight weeks before Election Day.... IOWA Iowa is a bright spot for Trump among battleground states, with Republicans now holding an edge of 19,000 total registered voters over Democrats, 691,000 to 672,000. While independents are the most numerous at 755,000, much of the state's Republican establishment has rallied around Trump.... FLORIDA Both campaigns have heavily targeted Florida, but Democrats have seen their advantage shrink to 258,000 active voters - down from 535,000 in 2012....
  • Trump campaign brings on A.J. Delgado as a senior adviser

    09/13/2016 5:48:20 PM PDT · by Enchante · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 13, 2016 | Hunter Walker
    “She has incredible communication skills. She is not only a Harvard grad who is brilliant, but she has incredible insight and knowledge on every important issue of the day,” Fox News’ Sean Hannity said, adding, “On top of that, one of the nicest people on television and a huge asset to the Trump campaign and any show she is on. A.J. just crushed it on TV — a total natural talent.”

    09/11/2016 8:16:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/11/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Americans have been subjected to enough nonsense from both Romney and Johnson. Both of them are failed presidential candidates who need to just shut up and go home Just one day after jealous 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recommended that Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, be included in the debates, the idea has been exposed as patently ridiculous. On Thursday’s edition of the MSNBC program “Morning Joe” Johnson was asked “what about Aleppo?” Incredibly, the candidate who is auditioning to be Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, responded, “and what is Aleppo?” His ignorance of the...
  • RNC Head Reince Priebus Warns of ‘Consequences’ for Those Who Break GOP Pledge

    09/10/2016 6:42:05 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 9/10/2016 | John S. Roberts
    A lot of people aren’t happy that some Republicans have broken their pledge to the GOP. One of those people is RNC head Reince Priebus. Reince is warning those who don’t support Donald Trump they’ll need to watch their backs in the future. Meaning, we’re not going to help you when your election rolls around if you turn your back on us now. Makes sense – for the most part. From Newsmax: Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus says there may be “consequences” in the future for GOP presidential primary candidates who don’t stick with their pledge to support the...