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  • A Crisis of Political Vision for Millennials

    05/26/2016 8:47:05 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    Most college graduate millennials will change jobs four times before they reach the age of 32. U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), overt leader of the #nevertrump movement, addressed this unprecedented issue to demonstrate the great problem that both political parties face -- a lack of vision for the millennials. "We don't have much of a vision for young people. We don’t have much to offer that’s optimistic and persuasive about where we’re headed." Senator Sasse said that the biggest issue among millennials is political disengagement. After talking with many college students, he discovered that most care about issues that political...
  • Glenn Beck guest: 'What patriot' will remove Trump from office?

    05/26/2016 6:59:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    WND.com ^ | 5/26/2016
    Glenn Beck guest: 'What patriot' will remove Trump from office? 'I am about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical' Talk-radio host Glenn Beck has already had at least one visit from the Secret Service this election cycle over perceived threats on the life of GOP front runner Donald Trump made on his show, and he may be in store for another. During Wednesday’s broadcast Beck interviewed best-selling suspense author Brad Thor and the pair discussed their concerns Trump, if elected, would abuse his presidential authority with little chance of being stopped by Congress. Their “hypothetical” solution sounded...
  • Why Some Republicans Are Publicly Bucking Their Party On LGBT Rights

    05/25/2016 8:08:04 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/24/2016 | Amber Phillips
    To the casual observer, it would seem that gay rights falls neatly on the political spectrum. Democrats champion bills that aim to protect LGBT people from discrimination, and Republicans increasingly propose and pass ones aimed to protect the religiously devout. But there's growing evidence that Republicans in Congress and across the country are sidestepping the more controversial religious protection and bathroom bills and, in some cases, embracing LGBT non-discrimination laws instead.... And more broadly, Republicans in Congress, Southern-state governors and a business community that usually aligns with the GOP seem to be eschewing some of the more controversial religious freedom...
  • The third evil: Not voting at all

    05/24/2016 6:44:16 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | Herman Cain
    However much you may not like the choices, silencing your own voice is by far the worst thing you can do. As disgruntled Republican voters and disappointed Democrat voters languish over a choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, some of them are saying it’s voting for the lesser of two evils, or, they’re not voting at all. And that’s a problem. For those determined to avoid evils, they’re missing something huge.
  • Top Republicans Rethinking #NeverTrump

    05/22/2016 5:56:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | May 20, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    If you read one thing: Top Republican leaders, operatives, and donors are thinking twice about their #NeverTrump stances after a series of polls showing Republican voters trust Trump over Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Outright opposition to Trump is fading fast, as most Republican insiders prepare to reluctantly get on board the “Trump Train” to avoid being locked out of the party if he wins, and being blamed for his defeat should he fall.
  • Republicans Want Their Party to Unify Behind Donald Trump, Poll Shows

    05/20/2016 1:26:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 20, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN and DALIA SUSSMAN
    An overwhelming majority of Republican voters say their party’s leaders should get behind Donald J. Trump, even as he enters the general election saddled with toxic favorability ratings among the broader electorate, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
  • America's Going to Hell in a Hand Basket and Obama Says We've Never Had It So Good

    05/18/2016 10:13:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Donald Lambro
    This was the year when Republicans had everything going for them, politically-speaking, in the 2016 presidential election. On every level, economically, fiscally, socially, America is in a lot worse shape under Barack Obama's debt-ridden, inept presidency. And his party's frontrunner is offering us four more years of the same. Poverty is up. Violent crime is up. The middle class is shrinking. Businesses, especially factories and retail, are in trouble. The economy is barely growing. People are hurting. The Gallup Poll this week found that only 36 percent of U.S. adults say the economy is "getting better," while 60 percent say...
  • Three Reasons Why the Never Trump Movement is Failing

    05/18/2016 7:02:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/18/16 | Tim Dunkin
    With these facts in view, it really is no surprise that #NeverTrump is fizzling out like a soggy bottle rocket A few weeks ago, all the political talk was about the rise of the #NeverTrump movement, a collection of “conservative thought leaders” in the media, think tanks, lobbying circles, and other organs of the “conservative” wing of the DC establishment. Angry that they had let the GOP nomination process get away from them so that the actual people had a say this time around, they vented their anger all over the radio and television and in webzines and other online...
  • Opinion: Democrats, not Republicans, may be on verge of unraveling

    05/17/2016 1:45:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 17, 2016 | Darrell Delamaide
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Contentious supporters of the two rivals for the Democratic nomination turned the selection of Nevada’s national delegates this weekend into a virtual battlefield, with the chairman gaveling the proceeding to a peremptory close and fleeing the stage while armed guards cleared the meeting venue. The spectacle of Democratic Party officials railroading through a ruling favorable to Hillary Clinton while denying certification to some 58 Bernie Sanders delegates to the state convention comes on top of charges that caucuses and primary votes around the country have been manipulated to beef up Clinton’s much-touted lead in national delegates.
  • Paul Ryan embraces poll showing more Republicans trust Trump than him

    05/17/2016 1:14:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    House Speaker Paul Ryan has no issue with a national NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday that indicates that more Republican and Republican-leaning voters trust Donald Trump to lead the party than Ryan. “I hope it’s Donald Trump. He’s getting the nomination,” Ryan told reporters Tuesday in a clip aired by MSNBC. “He’s wrapping up the nomination.” Donald Trump has a lot to learn from Paul Ryan — and Ryan has a lot to learn from Trump. Nearly six in 10 Republicans and leaners said they trusted Trump, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, more to lead the GOP, compared to 39...
  • Trump's next challenges: Unifying Republicans, winning battleground states

    05/14/2016 7:56:20 PM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Live ^ | May 14, 2016 | Salena Zito
    Donald Trump knows uniting the Republican Party after a particularly brutal presidential primary season is the most critical and delicate challenge he faces as the party's presumptive nominee. “We have to put the party back together,” Trump said in an interview with the Tribune-Review. The billionaire businessman pointed to his outsider status and populist message as appealing qualities that attract people to his candidacy.
  • Nude-bombing GOP convention: 100 naked women sought

    05/13/2016 7:53:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 73 replies
    My News LA ^ | May 13, 2016 | Ken Stone
    New York photographer Spencer Tunick is calling for 100 women to stand naked with mirrors outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Donald Trump might appreciate it. Photo from Spencer Tunick's Instagram account. Photo from Spencer Tunick’s Instagram account. As the Daily Kos noted Friday: “Tunick is known worldwide for his unique art installations where gets hundreds or even thousands of volunteers to strip totally nude and pose in thoughtfully placed positions.”
  • Gingrich: Adelson signal is big for Trump

    05/13/2016 1:55:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    The decision by Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to endorse Donald Trump could have huge implications for the presumptive presidential nominee's ability to raise money, Newt Gingrich says.
  • Almost two in three GOP-leaning voters now view Trump favorably

    05/11/2016 9:17:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | May 11, 2016 | Steve Peoples and Thomas Beaumont, AP
    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump declared Wednesday he doesn't need support from House Speaker Paul Ryan or other leery Republican leaders, brushing off his Capitol Hill critics even as he prepared to sit down with them. His defiant message came amid new signs that he might be right, with GOP voters becoming more willing to embrace the New York billionaire. Their public differences are overshadowing the GOP rank and file's movement toward Trump and his own efforts to broaden his appeal as the general election campaign takes shape. "If we make a deal, that will be great," Trump told Fox News...
  • Donald Trump will try to work his magic on wary Republican lawmakers

    05/11/2016 7:35:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 11, 2016 | Lisa Mascaro
    Donald Trump arrives Thursday on Capitol Hill for a Republican congressional confab that's looking more like a showdown than a kumbaya moment for the party’s presumed presidential nominee.
  • Trump and GOP leaders might never be on the same page

    05/11/2016 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2016 | Dan Balz
    Donald Trump will come to Washington on Thursday for a series of meetings with Republican congressional leaders. The goal, all involved say, is to hasten the process of unifying a fractured party. The reality is that, nice words to the contrary, Trump and those party leaders are likely never to fully achieve that result.
  • Grassroots Campaign Launched to Restrict Imports

    05/10/2016 5:00:14 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 7 replies
    OILMAN ^ | 5/4/16 | EDITORIAL BOARD
    The Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association in partnership with other oil and natural gas supporters launched a grassroots campaign this week aimed at limiting foreign imports of oil. The plan, which was unveiled at forums in Amarillo, Texas, and Artesia, N.M., calls for import quotas that would be established during the first 90 days of the country’s next President’s administration. Mexican and Canadian imports would be exempt. “American oil is competing against a cartel of government operators which has a stated initiative of driving an American industry out of business,” said Tom Cambridge, a Panhandle producer and campaign supporter....
  • 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.
  • Astrophysicist Debbie Wasserman Schultz slams immoral Republicans for bending the universe

    05/10/2016 11:28:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Neil deGrasse Tyson, who ranks right behind Bill Nye as the White House’s most respected scientist, humorously dedicated his large, pulsing brain to the topic of political endorsements on Monday, so who was keeping an eye on the cosmos? That would be DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who praised Attorney General Loretta Lynch while accusing North Carolina Republicans of having powers that put most comic book super villains to shame.
  • President Obama’s Economic Legacy

    05/10/2016 9:03:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 10, 2016 | Roger Aronoff
    As President Obama's second term nears its end he has begun a media tour emphasizing what he claims are the positive aspects of his policies. The complicit media, of course, have long worked to inflate positive impressions of Obama’s legacy, and this latest set of interviews is no different. "In two recent interviews, with The New York Times Magazine on his economic legacy and with The Atlantic on his foreign policy legacy, Mr. Obama expressed a common sentiment: He had achieved big things and avoided even bigger mistakes, and yet most people just shrug," wrote Mark Landler for The New...
  • Time To Unite Behind Trump

    05/10/2016 7:45:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Hillary Clinton is the final nail in the coffin of the United States Constitution. Donald Trump, if guided properly by the people around him, may very well be the crowbar that begins to open the lid again Is Donald Trump the perfect Republican Candidate? Absolutely not. Is he a Republican in the first place? I think he might be, but overall he’s a wild card. Is Donald Trump a better candidate than the other GOP candidates he beat? In some cases, but not in all of them. Is Donald Trump a better candidate for President of the United States than...
  • Obama Allies Use Trump to Press GOP on Supreme Court Nominee

    05/09/2016 12:06:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 9, 2016 | David Pitt, AP
    Proponents of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee believe they have a new winning argument to get the Republican-led Senate to act — the prospect of Donald Trump choosing someone to fill the vacancy. Hardly, says Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, the Iowa GOP senator who steadfastly opposes any confirmation hearings or votes on Judge Merrick Garland until Americans elect the next president. "There's no problem with Trump appointing people to the Supreme Court," said Grassley, who pointed to Trump's February GOP presidential debate promise that he'd nominate conservative judges and specifically his mention of William Pryor.
  • Shaken Trump Foes Face Diminished Options at GOP Convention

    05/09/2016 11:42:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 9, 2016 | Alan Fram, AP
    Still shaken by Donald Trump's triumph, Republican and conservative foes of the billionaire can still cause headaches for the party's presumptive presidential nominee at this summer's GOP convention. But their options are shrinking by the day. With Trump's last two rivals — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich — abandoning their campaigns, there's no remaining talk of snatching the nomination away from him with a contested, multi-ballot battle when Republican delegates gather in Cleveland. Instead, anti-Trump forces are trying to figure out how to use the GOP meetings in July to keep him from reshaping the party...
  • Paul Ryan: Democrat’s beard 2.0

    05/09/2016 8:33:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | David L. Hunter
    Mr. Ryan has taken a cue from Mr. Obama's petulance “A Reagan nomination and the crushing defeat likely to follow could signal the beginning of the end of our party as an effective force in American life.” - Sen. Chuck Percy (R-IL) in 1975 “I’m not there right now [in supporting presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump]... [T]his is all pretty new for us.” - House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in 2016 Actually, this outcome shouldn’t be. For months through voting and primary results, the People have spoken their displeasure to the Republican establishment most clearly. Yet, this highest-ranking elected Republican—supposedly...
  • Fault lines: GOP civil war deepens

    05/09/2016 8:32:57 AM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2016 | Steven Sloan and Rachel Smolkin,
    Will they unite behind their party's standard-bearer? Will they sit out the 2016 campaign? Or will they fight on, in a quixotic quest to undermine Trump? Trump's opponents are still sorting through the wreckage of the GOP primary season for a path forward. But it has become painfully clear over the past five days that party unification will be tough to come by, if it happens at all.
  • Texas, New Mexico oil producers push for import limits

    05/08/2016 10:03:41 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 34 replies
    AP BIG STORY ^ | Apr. 19, 2016 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Oil drilling companies and royalty owners from the Texas Panhandle to New Mexico's stretch of the Permian Basin are embarking on a grass-roots campaign to limit foreign oil imports, salvaging what they say is a major sector of the U.S. economy. "American oil is competing against a cartel of government operators which has a stated initiative of driving an American industry out of business," said Tom Cambridge, one of the Panhandle producers leading the campaign. The grass-roots movement is pushing for the next president of the United States to issue a proclamation setting quotas for imports...
  • Fault lines: GOP civil war deepens

    05/08/2016 7:46:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2016 | Steven Sloan and Rachel Smolkin,
    Donald Trump is poised to breeze through another round of primary contests this week -- while the Republican Party splinters around him. Trump's ascent to the top of the GOP, which was capped last week with Ted Cruz's devastating loss in the Indiana primary, happened so fast that even the billionaire himself was surprised. And the whipsawed party establishment now faces immediate choices -- none of which particularly appeal to them. Will they unite behind their party's standard-bearer? Will they sit out the 2016 campaign? Or will they fight on, in a quixotic quest to undermine Trump? Trump's opponents are...
  • The GOP’s electoral-map problem is not about Trump. It’s about demographics.

    05/08/2016 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Republicans have a major electoral-map problem in November. Major. Donald Trump’s victory last week in Indiana’s primary not only effectively sealed the GOP nomination for the real estate billionaire but also brought into sharp relief how difficult it will be for any Republican to get to 270 electoral votes and beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president this fall. Start here: Eighteen states plus the District of Columbia have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in every election between 1992 and 2012. Add them up, and you get 242 electoral votes.
  • McCain on Trump: 'Foolish' to ignore will of GOP voters

    05/08/2016 2:22:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2016 | Manu Raju,
    Sen. John McCain is chastising GOP leaders for failing to embrace Donald Trump as the choice of millions of voters, laying out his most extensive views to date about Trump at the top of the ticket. He's also repudiating some of the presumptive nominee's comments -- particularly about prisoners of war. In a wide-ranging "State of the Union" interview in his campaign office in Phoenix, McCain criticized party leaders who are reluctant to back Trump, saying they are "out of step" with voters who have chosen the controversial businessman as the GOP standard-bearer. He defended Trump for being a strong...
  • Republicans jittery over Trump's takeover

    05/08/2016 1:15:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    Business Standard ^ | May 8, 2016 | Patrick Healy & Jonathan Martin
    By seizing the Republican presidential nomination for Donald J Trump on Tuesday night, he and his millions of supporters completed what had seemed unimaginable: A hostile takeover of one of America's two major political parties.
  • Analysis: 11 key states shift toward Democrats

    05/07/2016 8:10:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/07/2016 | Rick Moran
    Admitting that the political situation is extremely volatile, the non-partisan Cook Political Report has shifted 11 states toward Democrat Hillary Clinton for the November election. The Hill: “This has been an exceedingly unpredictable year,” the analyst said. “Although we remain convinced that Hillary Clinton is very vulnerable and would probably lose to most other Republicans, Donald Trump's historic unpopularity with wide swaths of the electorate — women, millennials, independents and Latinos — make him the initial November underdog.”  Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin were all shifted from toss-up states to leaning Democratic. The “solid Republican” states Missouri and Indiana were...
  • “Let’s pre-lose Election 2016” not a winning concept

    05/06/2016 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/06/17 | Judi McLeod
    It’s as if the mood has turned to: “Let’s all be one up on paper tiger Mitt Romney and throw the election by granting Election 2016 to Hillary Clinton.” That’s where the ball’s bouncing with no one there to catch it. Those who thought peace in the valley would automatically follow one out of 17 Republican nominee contenders left standing aren’t going to get it.
  • A NOTE TO GOP LEADERS

    05/06/2016 8:08:22 AM PDT · by shortstop · 35 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/06/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    It’s not Trump they’re rejecting. It’s the people who voted for him. As highbrow Republicans turn away from Trump – by boycotting the convention or disavowing his candidacy – it is the voters they are truly turning away from. And the Republican Party should remember that that is a two-way street. And Trump voters should remember that they have the power in their hands. In recent days, Mitt Romney and John McCain – as well as both George Bushs -- have said they will not attend a Republican convention that nominates Donald Trump, and House Speaker Paul Ryan has said...
  • Mary Matalin, Republican Strategist and Pundit, Changes Political Parties

    05/06/2016 6:49:06 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | CHRISTOPHER MELE
    Mary Matalin, a high-profile political pundit and veteran strategist for the Republican Party, changed her party registration to Libertarian from Republican, she said on Thursday. But in an interview with Bloomberg Politics, which reported on the switch, she emphasized that her decision was not connected to Donald J. Trump’s being the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. She described herself as a voter as a “provisional Trump” and a “never Hillary,” referring to the leading Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.
  • Trump Will Take From Bernie

    05/04/2016 10:21:05 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 11 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | May 1st, 2016 | T. Carter
    As both the GOP and Democrats trudge forward, fractures are emerging on the left as Bernie Sanders threatens to stay in the race until the end. What was once a happy-go-lucky party of communists and moderate liberals singing Kumbaya is now a mirror of the Republicans under Donald Trump. The rogue candidate threatening to demolish the status quo is a reality in both worlds. The difference is that only one of the rogues will win their party's nomination. Come November, it is becoming more and more possible that disenfranchised Democrats who oppose TPP and the pay-to-play politics in the Democratic...
  • 2016 America’s Gift To Hillary - The Oval Office!

    05/04/2016 6:23:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 59 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/04/16 | Dave Merrick
    Completely disjointed and impotent conservatives America is going to have a Democrat - specifically Hilary Clinton - for its next president. I sincerely hope I’m wrong about this one - but I’m not. What follows is why and embarrassingly devoid of anything close to rocket science. Four years ago the right caved. And it’s going to keep happening because none of what caused it last time has changed. The self-consumed GOP doesn’t behave as though they understand the challenges they really face regarding capturing public support. Most of the problem is how they are perceived - and that is worsened...
  • Trump Is All Set For A New Record And Will Beat George W. Bush Record of 10.8M!!

    05/02/2016 8:08:21 AM PDT · by scottycraig · 9 replies
    The last record was set in 2000 by George W. Bush, who earned 10.8 million votes. Looking at Trump’s campaign, he will most likely knock this record. (Excerpt) Read more at KokoSoup
  • What do YOU belong to?

    04/30/2016 1:45:41 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 21 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 30, 2016 | Dan Miller
    The Demorat and Publican parties appear to believe that since we belong to them they own us and can control us. Until recently, they were right. Now, at least for the Publican Party, not so much. The Federal Government also believes that we belong to it, that it owns us and that hordes of unelected bureaucrats can and should control us; it's all for our own good, of course, they would say (but it's mainly for theirs). Perhaps, if we continue to change the Publican Party, we will have opportunities to change the Federal Government as well. The Demorat Party...
  • American voters now agree with Donald Trump: He’s the ‘presumptive nominee’ for GOP: poll

    04/30/2016 11:03:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 114 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    When Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump declared he was the “presumptive nominee” this week, much news coverage challenged him on it. A new survey reveals that GOP voters appear to agree with Mr. Trump: 89 percent now agree that the candidate will win the nomination, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Friday. The number of Republican voters who believe Mr. Trump will be the nominee has risen by 18 percentage points in less than a week. The poll analysis cites his sweeping primary victories in New York and five other states in recent days as deciding factors. “To show...
  • The chaos of ‘Splitsville America’

    04/28/2016 8:53:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/16 | Judi McLeod
    50-shades-of-bray Clinton used the wrong mimic when she barked like a dog at an event last month. Some of us can already hear her braying her way to certain victory The donkeys are braying. That’s what donkeys do when they sniff excitement in the air. They bray loudest while waiting for the mainstream media to bring on their feed. It was the Democrat donkeys that imposed a 50-50 polarization on America back in 2008 when they, taking savvy advantage of social media’s celebrity cult of the day, introduced Barack Hussein Obama from a surrealistic Greek column facade. Roughly 50% of...
  • 76% of GOP Voters Rate Their Own Congress as Out of Touch

    04/27/2016 8:21:05 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | March 22, 2016
    No wonder Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are winning the Republican primaries: GOP voters are more fed up than ever with their elected representatives in Washington, D.C. Seventy-six percent (76%) of Likely Republican Voters say Republicans in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters from throughout the nation over the past several years, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s up from 65% in January of last year and the highest finding since we first asked this question just after Election Day in November 2008.
  • Virginia Gov McAuliffe restored felon voting rights to help Clinton, ‘political opportunism’

    04/23/2016 10:00:20 AM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 23-April-2016 | FoxNews.com
    Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe restoring voting rights for roughly 200,000 convicted felons is part of a lauded, national effort to reverse sentencing laws that most affect African Americans. But Republicans are suggesting McAuliffe, a long-time Clinton supporter, went too far by including violent criminals and that his move is a “transparent effort to win votes.” The governor’s executive order allows Virginia felons, includes convicted murders and rapists, who by Friday had completed their sentence and finished supervised release, parole or probation requirements to vote in the swing state in the November presidential elections.
  • HUGE: Ted Cruz Earns FOUR Critical California Endorsements!

    04/22/2016 5:50:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Red State ^ | April 22, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    Today the Cruz campaign announced the endorsements of former Chairmen of the California Republican Party John S. Herrington and Tirso del Junco. They join former CRP Chairmen Ron Nehring and Michael Schroeder on the Cruz team From the campaign statement: “As a member of President Reagan’s cabinet, I’ve seen first-hand how a great leader can change the course of our nation. Ted Cruz is the proven conservative leader our country needs to lead us to prosperity once again,” said Herrington. John S. Herrington served as President Reagan’s Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1981-83, Deputy Assistant for Presidential Personnel from...
  • Touré: Prince Was a 'Conservative' and 'Republican'

    04/22/2016 4:28:09 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Will this stem the MSM's flood of deserved praise for Prince? It turns out that Touré--better known in these parts as a former spoke in MSNBC's since-cancelled Cycle--is also a Prince biographer, his book published in 2013. Appearing on With All Due Respect today, Touré cited two sources: Prince's former sound engineer, and a member of his band, for the proposition that Prince was a "conservative" and a "Republican." Touré embraced the notion himself, but offered a pejorative notion of what it means to be a conservative: "I am making money, I'm successful, I want this money and this success...
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • President Hillary Clinton

    04/21/2016 4:01:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    On January, 20, 2017, President Hillary Clinton might just become a reality. With her face set in the tight unpleasant grimace that is the closest she can come to smiling, she will take the oath of office on a bible, her Alinsky thesis or an Eleanor Roosevelt Ouija board vowing to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
  • Wanted: Street Activists to ‘Change the World … and Get Paid’ (Rent-a-mobs for Cleveland)

    04/20/2016 8:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 20, 2016 | Kevin Mooney
    Calling community activists: If you’re a committed, left-leaning activist who’d like to take part in “grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment, and livelihood of Ohio communities,” then Ohio Citizen Action has got a job for you. And it’s one that pays reasonably well, with benefits on top. This could be an especially nice deal for recent college graduates looking to help create a little drama in Cleveland when the Republican National Convention convenes in July. Just google Craigslist and Ohio Citizen Action, and you get an advertisement that declares: “Change the World and GET PAID … $80/day (Downtown...
  • Shepard Smith: Former NY Senator D’Amato Told Me RNC Will Change Rules to Give Kasich a Shot

    04/20/2016 10:32:32 AM PDT · by detective · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 20, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    On his Fox News program last night, Shepard Smith revealed a conversation he said he had with former New York Senator Alfonse D’Amato in which D’Amato was quoted as saying that the Republican National Committee will change the rules to give Gov. John Kasich a shot at the nomination.
  • Poll: Getting facts right key to Americans' trust in media

    04/17/2016 7:01:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/17/2016 | CAROLE FELDMAN and EMILY SWANSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media. Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to trust the news media than Republicans or independents. But trust today also goes beyond the traditional journalistic principles of accuracy, balance and fairness. Faced with ever-increasing sources of...