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  • Trump Exposes Phony Republicans' True Colors

    08/16/2016 1:22:21 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | 8/15/16 | Ying Ma
    Establishment Republicans won’t stop saying or doing stupid things this election season. One after another, they have declared their hatred for Donald Trump or endorsed Hillary Clinton. Those who have not stooped to such unseemliness have little to brag about either, as many of them have repeatedly failed to defend their party’s nominee or undermined him at every turn. Each time, establishment Republicans eagerly proclaim that they are more decent than the man chosen by a record number of GOP primary voters and supported by 83 percent of self-identified Republicans. Yet, while objecting to Trump’s unconventional style and rhetoric, the...
  • Manafort: Anti-Trump Republicans connected to Clinton

    08/14/2016 6:06:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 8/14/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump's campaign chairman accused a group of Republican national security officials on Sunday of having close ties to Hillary Clinton after they declared their party's presidential nominee "unfit" to be commander-in-chief in an open letter earlier this week. "A lot of them have connections to the Clinton Foundation and have gotten contracts over the last several years to do work for the Clinton Foundation or some of its subsidiaries," Paul Manafort told New York-based radio host John Catsimatidis. "So it is far from an objective group, it is far from a Republican group and it is part of the...
  • McConnell: GOP chances to keep Senate are 'very dicey'

    08/11/2016 8:02:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 101 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 11, 2016 5:02 PM EDT | Bruce Schreiner
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that GOP prospects for keeping control of the Senate after the November elections are “very dicey,” sounding an alarm amid mounting Republican concerns about presidential nominee Donald Trump. […] Twenty-four GOP-held seats are on the ballot this year, compared with 10 for Democrats, he noted. McConnell was promoted to majority leader two years ago when a Republican surge wrested Senate control from Democrats. McConnell did not mention Trump as being a drag on Republican down-ballot races, but he chided Trump’s campaign tactics. The Kentucky senator said he hopes Trump “settles down and follows...
  • Former Jeb Super PAC Head Murphy: I’d Vote for Hillary Over ‘Neo-Racist’ Trump

    08/08/2016 5:55:09 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Murphy — who ran Jeb’s Super PAC — says that “if it came down to just my vote and I had to decide, I’d probably vote for Hillary and then jump in a lake out of massive depression.” Appearing on With All Due Respect, Murphy added that he hopes Trump doesn’t win because he’s “a demagogue and a neo-racist.” Murphy gave Trump a 10% black-swan shot of winning. View the video here.
  • 50 G.O.P. Officials Warn Donald Trump Would Put Nation’s Security ‘at Risk’

    08/08/2016 11:58:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 97 replies
    NYslimes ^ | 8/8/16 | DAVID E. SANGER
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  • NY Times: As Donald Trump Incites Feuds, Other G.O.P. Candidates Flee His Shadow

    08/06/2016 3:52:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2016 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    After a disastrous week of feuds and plummeting poll numbers, Republican leaders have concluded that Donald J. Trump is a threat to the party’s fortunes and have begun discussing how soon their endangered candidates should explicitly distance themselves from the presidential nominee. For Republicans in close races, top strategists say, the issue is no longer in doubt. One House Republican has already started airing an ad vowing to stand up to Mr. Trump if he is elected president, and others are expected to press similar themes in the weeks ahead. In the world of Republican "super PACs," strategists are going...
  • 'Permission' to vote for Hillary is not based on any policy (Barf Alert)

    08/04/2016 6:45:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Aug 3, 2016 | Amanda Carpenter
    'Permission' to vote for Hillary is not based on any policy By: Amanda Carpenter | August 03, 2016 “Permission structure” — It’s a term Obama hands used to describe their strategy to get white voters to support the first black president that’s now being applied to Hillary Clinton. The basic idea is that Republican voters need some kind of cover to vote for a Democrat. Usually, in the form of endorsements. In 2008, the Obama campaign rolled out Colin Powell’s endorsement of Obama to persuade GOP-leaning voters. Today, the Clinton campaign has secured and is promoting the endorsement of former...
  • Mike Pence ‘strongly’ endorses Paul Ryan, as Trump refuses to do the same

    08/03/2016 12:06:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 199 replies
    As Donald Trump holds off endorsing House Speaker Paul D. Ryan in Wisconsin's Republican primary, his running mate enthusiastically endorsed Ryan on Wednesday, calling him a “longtime friend” and “strong conservative leader.” “I strongly support Paul Ryan, strongly endorse his reelection,” Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said during an interview on Fox News on Wednesday afternoon. “I believe we need Paul Ryan in leadership in the Congress of the United States to rebuild our military, to strengthen our economy and to ensure that we have the kind of leadership in this country that will make America great again.” Trump has angered...
  • Senior GOP Officials Exploring Options if Trump Drops Out

    08/03/2016 11:54:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Republican officials are exploring how to handle a scenario that would be unthinkable in a normal election year: What would happen if the party's presidential nominee dropped out? ABC News has learned that senior party officials are so frustrated — and confused — by Donald Trump's erratic behavior that they are exploring how to replace him on the ballot if he drops out. So how would it work? First, Trump would have to voluntarily exit the race. Officials say there is no mechanism for forcing him to withdraw his nomination. (Trump has not given any indications that he no longer...
  • List Of Establishment Republicans That Say They Are Voting For Hillary Is Staggering (Not to us!)

    08/02/2016 2:02:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 68 replies
    thedailycoin.org ^ | 8/2/16 | Michael Snyder
    Who would have ever believed that so many big names in the Republican Party would publicly pledge to vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election? All throughout the primaries and the caucuses, the Republican establishment expressed tremendous disdain for Donald Trump, but they were unable to derail his march to the nomination. Now that we have reached the general election, some of the biggest names in the GOP are actually taking the unprecedented step of crossing over to the other side and are publicly announcing their support for Hillary Clinton. This shows that many of these individuals were only...
  • Koch brothers network rules out anti-Clinton ads

    07/30/2016 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    WMTW.com ^ | 7/30/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    COLORADO SPRINGS (CNN) —The powerful political network helmed by Charles and David Koch is ruling out running advertisements intended to hurt Hillary Clinton, another sign of their insistence on avoiding the presidential race. The Koch network has previously said they will not back Republican candidate Donald Trump, but on Saturday officials told reporters that they would not run negative Clinton spots, a position taken by some Republican groups that are uneasy with the controversial GOP standard-bearer. The group is laser-focused on maintaining and expanding the Senate majority -- in the midst of a $42 million television advertising campaign focused on...
  • Glenn Beck, Erick Erickson Plot to Subvert the Will of the People to Elect Romney

    07/29/2016 11:10:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 86 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Appearing on Glenn Beck’s radio show on Wednesday, Never Trump leader Erick Erickson mused on yet another scheme to foist Mitt Romney on the American electorate this year. If one can wade through Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson discussing wild-eyed conspiracy theories involving GOP nominee Donald Trump and Russia and their claims that they are among the few remaining Americans who still believe in the Constitution, you will hear some serious crazy as Beck, his co-hosts, and Erickson elaborate on a strategy to derail the GOP nominee and throw the November Presidential election to the House of Representatives to decide....
  • Rand Paul Just Short of Forcing Vote on Audit the Fed Bill

    07/27/2016 2:57:01 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/27/2016 | Joe Wolverton, II
    Soon, the Federal Reserve could be forced for the first time to open its books and expose its machinations to Congress. Senator Rand Paul (shown, R-Ky.) reports that he is “about seven votes short” of the 60 votes he believes would be procedurally sufficient to get a vote in the Senate. In an interview with Kitco News just moments after he left the stage at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Paul explained that while the House of Representatives has passed numerous measures aimed at auditing the Federal Reserve, it is “taking forever in the Senate.” He promises that he will...
  • Carlos Beruff slams Marco Rubio from GOP convention floor as Trump formally nominated

    07/22/2016 7:08:11 PM PDT · by Javeth · 9 replies
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | July 19, 2016 | Zac Anderson
    Hoping to draw a contrast with U.S. Sen Marco Rubio on the depth of each man’s support for Donald Trump and generate some media attention for his underdog campaign, GOP Senate candidate Carlos Beruff arrived at the Republican National Convention Tuesday and immediately hit the floor to watch Florida’s delegation award it’s 99 delegates to Trump.IMG_8456 “I’m here to back up Donald Trump all the way to the White House, unlike Mr. Rubio, whose afraid to take a stance,” Beruff, a Manatee County homebuilder, said during a brief interview on the convention floor.
  • John McCain Challenger Kelli Ward: McCain Values ‘Maintaining Power’ over Average Americans

    07/21/2016 11:18:21 AM PDT · by Javeth · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Dr. Kelli Ward, the candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona running against Sen. John McCain, told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon that McCain is not at the GOP Convention in Cleveland to hear many so called “little people” speak because he’s more interested in “maintaining his power, maintaining the status quo in Washington, D.C., and making sure that the establishment strongholds that are in our Beltway remain strong.”
  • GOP Senate candidate Rubens answers questions on Facebook

    07/21/2016 11:10:10 AM PDT · by Javeth · 3 replies
    WMUR ^ | Jul 18, 2016 | Jennifer Vaughn
    "The policies and strategies of (Hillary) Clinton and (incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly) Ayotte have not worked," Rubens said. "They've spread terrorism. What we need is to respect veterans, soldiers, obey the Constitution and then make a case for war if needed, and that includes drone war."
  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say they’ll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe won’t.
  • Republicans are enabling pollsters to lie and say Clinton is leading Trump

    07/13/2016 9:04:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/13/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It’s easy to be critical of pollsters. I have been rather critical of them myself. Nevertheless, good and worthy criticism must be backed up with hard facts. Those of us who have been closely engaged in this current campaign share a sense that what we see and hear in our everyday life is not being reflected in poll results. “They just don’t square up with what I’m seeing” is a typical thought we share. The answer to the difference between what we see and what we read from pollsters can be laid squarely at the feet of the “I’m so...
  • Pighan McCain almost lets it slip. [Vanity]

    07/12/2016 1:43:03 PM PDT · by Trod Upon · 43 replies
    So last night, while driving and channel surfing, I came across Pighan McCain's horrific radio show. It is occasionally a good source of unintentional humor, interspersed with nausea. She was just beginning to lament how she dreaded going to Cleveland for the convention (So why go? It's not as though anyone would miss her.), and she specifically stated that it wasn't anything about Cleveland, but that it felt as though she was going there to "watch something very sad." She went on to ask her co-RINO, "what if Trump supporters are there and they become aggressive, like they have in...
  • Lynch repeatedly deflects questions on Clinton email case

    07/12/2016 8:05:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2016 10:55 AM EDT
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch is repeatedly deflecting questions about the conclusion of the Justice Department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Despite repeated prodding from Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee, Lynch said that as attorney general it would be inappropriate for her to comment on specifics of the investigation. …
  • House GOP to punt gun bill [To Stop Gun Bills Simply Add rider :Deport Non Citizens on No Fly List!)

    07/11/2016 5:26:53 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11,2016 | Scott Wong
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his GOP leadership team on Monday decided to punt on any gun-related legislation until after the long summer recess. The latest shootings across the country led Republican leaders to believe that debating and voting on contentious gun control bills now would only inflame an already violent situation. The decision means the House, which has been wrestling with gun control legislation for weeks, will not consider bills to prevent suspected terrorists from obtaining guns until at least after its seven-week recess, which is set to begin at the end of this week.
  • Jeb! says Trump will never build his Mexico wall and his believers will 'feel betrayed'...

    07/11/2016 4:55:51 PM PDT · by Enchante · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Former GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush shared some rather dismal predictions for a Donald Trump presidency, but, so far, didn't discount that it could happen. Bush sat down for his first conversation since Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee chatting with his brother's former White House communications director Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC. The former Florida governor, who dropped his bid for the White House in February on the night of the South Carolina primary, said voters will 'feel betrayed' by Trump because some of his campaign promises – from building a Mexican border wall to banning non-American Muslims from the...
  • Clinton gaining support from college-educated white Republicans

    07/11/2016 7:11:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    ATLANTA — Wanda Melton has voted for every Republican presidential nominee since Ronald Reagan in 1980, but now the Georgia grandmother plans to cross over to support Democrat Hillary Clinton. “I’m not a real fan of Hillary,” Melton says from her office in Atlanta. “But I think it would just be awful to have Donald Trump.” She adds: “I cannot in good conscience let that happen.” Melton is among a particular group of voters, whites with college degrees, who are resistant to Trump. Their skepticism comes as an ominous warning as Trump struggles to rebuild even the losing coalition that...
  • New Carlos Beruff ad mocks robotic Marco Rubio

    07/03/2016 2:09:33 PM PDT · by Javeth · 20 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 27, 2016 | Adam C. Smith
    If you think "Robot Rubio" faded away after Marco's painful debate in New Hampshire, think again. The Carlos Beruff Senate campaign has resurrected that image of Marco Rubio as a talking points repeater in a new digital ad featuring clips of newly minted Senate candidate Rubio repeatedly declining to make an "unequival" statement promising to fill out a full second term rather than run again for president.
  • McCain Primary Challenger Dr. Kelli Ward Trolls #NeverTrump’s Bill Kristol with Thank You Card

    07/03/2016 1:16:01 PM PDT · by Javeth · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/2/2016 | Jen Lawrence
    Dr. Kelli Ward wants to thank #NeverTrump’s Bill Kristol. After Breitbart News reported that #NeverTrump leader Kristol had floated McCain’s name as a possible independent candidate to undermine presumptive nominee Donald Trump, Dr. Ward reports having a “record fundraising haul.”
  • Obama: I'm Still Not Enforcing Immigration Law, No Matter What The Court Says

    07/01/2016 7:08:18 AM PDT · by LucyT · 90 replies
    FoxNation ^ | June 23, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Speaking shortly after the Supreme Court’s immigration decision, President Obama made it “very clear” that deporting illegal immigrants is not a priority of his administration. ‘Enforcement Priorities Developed by My Administration Are Not Affected’ by SCOTUS Ruling .......................................................................................
  • Update 3 on Twin Falls, Idaho "Rapefugee" case: Victim and family terrified in aftermath

    06/28/2016 6:10:38 PM PDT · by Javeth · 58 replies
    WND ^ | 6/28/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The 5-year-old Idaho girl who was sexually assaulted by migrant boys from Sudan and Iraq has become a “prisoner in her own house” since the crime was committed more than three weeks ago, says a close friend of the family. That’s because one of the boys’ families who was evicted from the apartment complex had still not moved out as of Monday evening. The families of the three boys involved – two from Sudan ages 10 and 14 and a third from Iraq age 7 – were all evicted from the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls last week following publicity...
  • Trump, Clinton in statistical tie (NBC/WSJ poll)

    06/27/2016 10:11:39 AM PDT · by Javeth · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 25, 2016 | Mark Murray
    When the horserace is expanded to four candidates — including Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein — Clinton gets support from 39 percent of voters, Trump gets 38 percent, Johnson 10 percent and Stein 6 percent.
  • Judge says the FBI can hack your computer without a warrant

    06/25/2016 9:30:05 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 58 replies
    Endgadget ^ | June 24, 2016 | By Jessica Conditt
    'Computers accessing the internet can -- and eventually will -- be hacked,' says Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. The FBI did not need a warrant to hack a US citizen's computer, according to a ruling handed down on Tuesday by Senior US District Court Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. If the decision is upheld, it may have ripple effects that essentially allow government agencies to remotely search and seize information from any computer in the US without a warrant, probable cause or suspicion, the EFF argues.The ruling relates to a worldwide FBI sting dubbed Operation Pacifier that targeted child pornography...
  • Republican ex-Treasury chief Paulson slams Trump, to vote for Clinton

    06/25/2016 7:28:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:37pm EDT | Eric Beech
    Henry Paulson, a Republican who was U.S. Treasury secretary during the 2008 financial meltdown, on Friday called a Donald Trump presidency “unthinkable” and said he will vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton. Paulson joins a growing list of establishment Republicans who say they will not cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 election for Trump, the party’s presumptive nominee and a political neophyte whose populist rhetoric runs counter to many long-held Republican principles. […] “I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and...
  • The president just signed a law that affects nearly every product you use

    06/22/2016 12:01:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2016 | By Darryl Fears
    President Obama signed a bill into law Wednesday that places stronger regulations on chemicals present in nearly every product Americans use, including detergents, clothing, paint thinners, cleansers and automobiles. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act passed by Congress early this month in a rare bipartisan vote. It updates the Toxic Substances Control Act, which had not been reauthorized since the Ford administration in the mid-1970s. The new law gives the Environmental Protection Agency more oversight and stronger tools to monitor chemicals that in some cases could cause cancer and other health problems in adults and...
  • Update on Twin Falls Idaho "rapefugee" case: 2 attackers from Sudan, 1 from Iraq

    06/20/2016 6:44:46 PM PDT · by Javeth · 43 replies
    KTVB ^ | 6/20/2016 | Bonnie Shelton
    Reports that the boys are Syrian are false, Loebs said... However, he said three boys who are not Americans by birth were involved in the reported sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl on June 2 at the Fawnbrook Apartments... The two older boys are from the Sudan in Africa, Loebs said, and the youngest is from Iraq. Loebs said he doesn't believe they are recent refugees, but he said he doesn't know when or how they came to the U.S.
  • Obama's family trip intended to put focus on national parks

    06/18/2016 11:46:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2016 1:27 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama wants more people to appreciate and visit America’s national parks as the park system nears its 100th birthday. […] The president plans a speech at Yosemite on Saturday, and he’s expected to highlight the economic benefits of the 400-plus sites managed by the National Park Service. Obama also is expected to discuss climate change and other threats to the park system, and highlight programs to encourage more people to visit parks. …
  • PAUL RYAN: HILLARY’S STRONGEST SUPPORTER ON CAPITOL HILL

    06/18/2016 7:17:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/17 | Jeff Crouere
    It is pretty obvious, for personal and political reasons, the candidate the Republican House Speaker really wants to be elected President of the United States is liberal Democrat Hillary Clinton After Donald Trump clinched the GOP presidential nomination, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was not satisfied. He spent weeks withholding his official endorsement, while preaching the need for “unity.” After meeting with Trump a number of times, Ryan gave a very lukewarm endorsement of the businessman turned politician in his hometown newspaper. In an editorial for the Janesville Gazette, Ryan wrote that Trump would be able to work with...
  • Politico: Richard Armitage Will Vote for Hillary Over Trump

    06/16/2016 3:11:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 77 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/16/16 | Greg Richter
    In what is believed to be the highest-ranking defection from the GOP so far, former Bush and Reagan-appointee Richard Armitage says he will vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump, Politico reports. "If Donald Trump is the nominee, I would vote for Hillary Clinton," the deputy secretary of state for President George W. Bush and assistant Defense secretary for President Ronald Reagan said. "He doesn't appear to be a Republican," Armitage told Politico. "He doesn't appear to want to learn about the issues. So I'm going to vote for Mrs. Clinton."
  • The difference between them and us is glaring and “They” still don’t get it

    06/15/2016 8:46:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/15/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The news that an Iowa Republican State Senator has dropped out of the Republican Party is indeed significant. I, like many others across the country, have done the same thing. The “bold” move by Senator David Johnson whose district is described as “heavily Republican” came as what I initially thought might be good news, “Finally they are beginning to understand our frustration with them and responding accordingly,” I thought; but I was wrong. I had hoped that Johnson left the Republican Party because of Paul Ryan’s childish grandstanding or his lies about ending Obamacare. “Maybe Ryan’s insistence upon helping Barack...
  • Romney: Future of GOP is 'breaking my heart'

    06/11/2016 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Mitt Romney blasted the Republican Party on Saturday for not doing more to stop presumptive nominee Donald Trump, saying that the prospects for the party are bleak. During a discussion in Park City, Utah, where Romney is hosting his annual conservative summit, the 2012 presidential nominee singled out Trump’s former rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), the last two candidates to drop out of the race against Trump. "Ted Cruz was basically praising Donald Trump through the whole process," Romney told discussion host and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. And Kasich “was in well after the time...
  • New Jersey mayor changes party over Trump comments [Hackensack]

    06/10/2016 8:06:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2016 9:02 AM EDT
    Two Republican officials in New Jersey are switching political parties over what they say are racist comments made by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse and Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino changed their party affiliation to independents on Thursday. […] Labrosse and Canestrino say there was not a specific comment that influenced their decision. They say it was the general tone of the campaign. …
  • Talk grows of replacing Trump at GOP convention (Katie Couric alert)

    06/10/2016 5:33:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 45 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 6/8 | Jon Ward
    There is growing talk on the right of replacing Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president, and even chatter about a possible alternative. As Trump has floundered over the past week after questioning a federal judge’s impartiality because of his Mexican ancestry, Trump’s critics within the GOP have stepped up their efforts to thwart him. Some anti-Trump conservatives, who have tried for months to recruit an independent candidate, have begun looking more closely at attempting to persuade delegates at next month’s GOP convention to nominate someone other than Trump. “There is a rapidly moving train toward the convention...
  • Talk grows of replacing Trump at GOP convention

    06/08/2016 9:48:06 PM PDT · by detective · 111 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jon Ward
    There is growing talk on the right of replacing Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president, and even chatter about a possible alternative. As Trump has floundered over the past week after questioning a federal judge’s impartiality because of his Mexican ancestry, Trump’s critics within the GOP have stepped up their efforts to thwart him. Some anti-Trump conservatives, who have tried for months to recruit an independent candidate, have begun looking more closely at attempting to persuade delegates at next month’s GOP convention to nominate someone other than Trump. “There is a rapidly moving train toward the convention...
  • Congress backs bill to put chemicals under federal scrutiny

    06/07/2016 8:34:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2016 7:10 PM EDT
    Toxic chemicals used in everyday products such as household cleaners, clothing and furniture have been linked to serious illnesses, including cancer, infertility, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Under current law, only a small fraction of chemicals used in these products have been reviewed for safety. A bill that Congress sent President Barack Obama on Tuesday would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including formaldehyde, styrene and BPA, that have gone unregulated for decades. The bill would update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act to require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate new and existing chemicals against...
  • Kirk Tweets That He Will Not Support Donald Trump

    06/07/2016 1:32:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies
    CBS CHICAGO ^ | 6/7/16
    Republican Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, facing a fight for his political survival, has withdrawn his support for Donald Trump’s presidential bid. Kirk is locked in a heated fight for his U.S. Senate seat against Democratic rival, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Kirk also split with Republican leadership over President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, saying the Chicago area native should get a confirmation hearing in the Senate. Kirk earlier had said he would support the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. In May, he told CNN Trump might help his re-election effort. “After much consideration, I have concluded that Donald Trump has...
  • First un-endorsement -- Sen. Mark Kirk. "I cannot and will not support my party's nominee [tr]

    06/07/2016 1:06:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    AP via Twitter ^ | June 7, 2016 | Erica Werner
    First un-endorsement -- Sen. Mark Kirk. "I cannot and will not support my party's nominee for President."
  • Paul Ryan Calls Donald Trump’s Attack on Judge ‘Racist,’ but Backs Him Still

    06/07/2016 8:29:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 7, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Tuesday called Donald J. Trump’s criticism of a Hispanic-American judge “the textbook definition of a racist comment” and said he “regrets” the remark. But Mr. Ryan also reiterated his support for Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, against Hillary Clinton. “I disavow these comments — I regret those comments that he made,” Mr. Ryan said after announcing a new Republican anti-poverty initiative in Anacostia, an overwhelmingly black neighborhood in Washington. “Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,”...
  • Senate GOP drops push to 'defund Obamacare'

    06/07/2016 8:46:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2016 10:40 AM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Republicans controlling the Senate are abandoning an effort to use their power over the federal purse strings to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The more pragmatic approach with a huge $164 billion spending measure reflects a hope by top Republicans like Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to remove veto bait from must-pass spending bills in hopes of advancing them more easily. …
  • Bill Kristol’s Candidate: It’s ‘Important to Say’ White Working Class Communities ‘Deserve to Die’

    06/01/2016 9:43:36 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 223 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart | Breitbart
    While Donald Trump has called on the GOP to become a “worker’s party”— a development Sen. Jeff Sessions called for two years ago, ironically, in the pages of the National Review— French has defended the idea that white working-class communities “deserve to die.” Specifically, French wrote a piece in support of Kevin D. Williamson, who had said: The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories...
  • McConnell: Holder 'Worst' AG, Snowden Comments 'Truly Outrageous'

    05/31/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:35 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former Attorney Gen. Eric Holder’s contention that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden performed a “public service” by leaking classified documents is “outrageous,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. “That’s a truly outrageous comment,” the Kentucky senator told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” program. “It makes me glad I voted against confirming him. He’s the worst attorney general in history.” […] McConnell, pivoting to his book, recounted behind-the-scenes dealings with President Barack Obama, saying that it was Vice President Joe Biden who was the one who could really get things done. “The president is a very smart guy, but I...
  • Don’t Let the 43 Republicans Who Voted for Obama’s Transgender Agenda Spin Their Vote

    05/30/2016 11:09:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 5/27/16 | Ryan Anderson
    On Wednesday, 43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. Now they’re trying to spin their vote. These 43 Republicans voted for the Maloney amendment, which ratified Obama’s 2014 executive order barring private businesses who do contract work for the government from engaging in what the government considers to be “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in their private employment policies. As I pointed out in an earlier Daily Signal article, “discrimination” on the basis of “gender identity” can be something as simple as having a bathroom policy...
  • Sen. Rubio faces pressure to run for re-election to Senate

    05/26/2016 5:07:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 5:10 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Sen. Marco Rubio is facing intense pressure to run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead in a campaign to get him to reconsider his plans to retire. Republicans fear that if Rubio doesn’t run for a second term they could lose his seat. And if Republicans lose Florida they increase their odds of losing their Senate majority altogether. […] At least one Republican, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, subsequently took the unusual step of issuing a public statement calling Rubio a “very valuable member of the Senate” and disclosing that...
  • RNC official: We won't go full Trump on party platform

    05/26/2016 10:29:31 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/25/2016 | Jonathan Swan
    A top Republican National Committee (RNC) official sought to soothe business leaders worried about Donald Trump's influence on the party, saying at a private meeting on Tuesday that its presumptive presidential nominee would not dictate the party's platform. Ben Key, the RNC platform committee"s executive director, offered the assurance during a meeting at the organization's headquarters on Capitol Hill, according to two sources in the room.... The source said several of those attending the meeting offered knowing smiles in response to the comment. "And then he added... that the platform would not include some of the more controversial positions that...