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  • Thiel's Republicans Depart from Reagan

    07/27/2016 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Star Parker
    The primetime airing of remarks of billionaire technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel at the Republican National Convention was no accident. Thiel was given a starring role at the convention to make some things clear. That although lip service may be paid in the party platform to traditional, biblical values and opposition to gay marriage, this is really no longer what the GOP is about. Thiel brought his credentials as a high-tech billionaire to the stage to announce to the world that he is gay. In this, those organizing the convention told the world that, despite what the platform says, Thiel represents...
  • Of Course, The Media Went Nuts Over Melania Trump's Plagiarism Fiasco,

    07/24/2016 11:58:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The Republican National Convention is over, but that didn’t stop the media from going nuts over the plagiarism flap that marred the first night of events. Melania Trump delivered what was a very good speech on the first night of the convention. Yet, there were a couple paragraphs that looked and sounded very familiar. Why? It was because those passages were lifted from Michelle Obama’s 2008 address to the Democratic National Convention. Team Trump had tripped up, so the media blood sports began. As Guy noted, to make matters worse, it appears as if the original author of Michelle’s speech...
  • Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention...

    07/23/2016 3:06:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 7/23/16 | Kristinn Taylor
    "Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention Safe" Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams on Friday to thank him for keeping the Republican National Convention held this week in Cleveland safe. The call came as Williams was attending a media availability with bike patrol officers outside the Quicken Loans Arena where the convention was held. Williams put Trump on speaker so he could speak to the approximately fifty officers. The officers can be seen in video tightly surrounding the chief to hear Trump speak. Afterward, many of...
  • Bold: Fox News Anchor Asks Obama If New Polling Is an 'Indictment' of His Presidency

    07/23/2016 10:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    resident Obama didn’t seem prepared for the tough questions directed at him by Fox News’ Kevin Corke during his joint press conference with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the White House on Friday.Corke, while acknowledging that Obama’s approval ratings were above water, then provided the president with some unflattering polling that reveals over 70 percent of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track. Poll: Is the country going in the right or wrong direction? pic.twitter.com/exbOnQuzKJ— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 23, 2016 Is that number an “indictment” of his presidency? Corke wondered. Obama, clearly annoyed, responded by noting these statistics are nothing...
  • How The Trump Family Became The New Camelot In Four Days

    07/23/2016 6:04:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 127 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Liz Crokin
    The political conventions seem to birth new political stars every four years and this years Republican National Convention was no different. In 2004, a virtually unknown senator from Chicago gave an electric speech at the Democratic National Convention that thrust him into the international spotlight and set him on a path to the White House. That man was President Barack Obama. This years GOP convention didnt just produce a new rising star -- it birthed a whole dynasty of superstars. The world now knows why political pundits have been calling Donald Trumps family members his secret weapon. Trumps wife and...
  • The Everyday Woman: Ivankas $138 Dress versus Hillarys $12,495 Jacket

    07/22/2016 1:44:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    1,357 Ivanka Trump reportedly wore a $138, blush-colored dress from her own fashion line sold at Macys and Nordstrom when she introduced her father Donald Trump on Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, where he accepted the Republican Partys nomination for President of the United States. The 34-year-old fashionista also wore her own dress on Wednesday night. The entrepreneur was also sporting her own designs $158 off-white dress, $135 black suede pumps and her own considerably pricier precious jewelry in the Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night, when photographers shot her pointing...
  • Pence Saves Republican Party After Cruz Disaster

    07/22/2016 9:40:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Ted Cruz essentially gave a career-ending speech at the GOP convention on Wednesday night. Cruz's speech was a slap in the face to GOP nominee Donald Trump. "Vote your conscience" is a wonderful-sounding phrase. But we all know what he meant: Don't vote for Donald Trump. I was in the convention hall and the crowd's reaction was unbelievable. It started out as a few hands waving in the air and some booing, and then it just grew and grew throughout the entire convention hall. And then boom! It was absolute bedlam. I've been to most of the GOP conventions since...
  • So Much for 'Unprecedented' Jail Talk

    07/22/2016 4:33:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    The Republican National Convention's rowdy chants about Hillary Clinton -- "Lock her up!" -- have caused liberal journalists to get extremely distressed. In its lead editorial on July 21, The Washington Post fulminated that team Trump's "descent from standard red-meat partisanship to unprecedented accusations of criminality displays contempt for the rule of law and a startling disinterest in fact and reason." That's strong brew. It's too bad for them that it's completely false. Somehow, the Post writers are acting like they were born yesterday, or slept through the last Republican presidency. They've chosen to overlook that their liberal friends in...
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 4 July 21, 2016 starts @ 7:20pm ET

    07/21/2016 2:28:34 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,706 replies
    [Thursday, July 21, 2016/ 7:20 PM EDT] Make America One Again Convention Called to Order Reince Priebus Chair, Republican National Committee Entertainment Heavenly Joy Presentation of the Colors VFW Post #6846 Cleveland, OH Pledge of Allegiance To Be Announced The National Anthem Ayla Brown Singer/Songwriter Invocation Reverend Dr. Steve Bailey Pastor, New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church Remarks Fran Tarkenton Former NFL Quarterback, Media Personality, and Businessman Remarks Brock Mealer Wauseon, OH Video We Win Because Remarks The Hon. Marsha Blackburn (TN) U.S. Representative Remarks The Hon. Mary Fallin (OK) Governor Remarks Dr. Lisa Shin Korean Americans for Trump Video...
  • 'Fact-Checkers' vs. the Benghazi Mom

    07/20/2016 10:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    When FBI Director James Comey came before the press to deliver his bizarre proclamation -- that Hillary Clinton had lied relentlessly about her private email server but shouldn't be prosecuted because no prosecutor would ever dare take her to court (even though prosecutors all over the country rose to say they'd do so immediately) -- many were shocked and angered. One industry was thoroughly embarrassed: the media-elite "fact-checker" websites and projects, from PolitiFact to FactCheck.org to The Washington Post's Fact Checker column. These so-called guardians of truth felt forced to revise and upgrade their "Pinocchio" counts to reflect the fact...
  • Who Gets Absolute Moral Authority?

    07/20/2016 7:01:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    My 12-year-old son couldn't remember the phrase "take a walk down memory lane" last week, instead describing a stroll through "nostalgia road." I knew it would come in handy. Put on your hiking boots and join me for an educational trip down good ol' nostalgia road. It seems like yesterday when Champion of Wimmin Maureen Dowd, bemoaning the lack of sympathy for anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan, declared in The New York Times that "the moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Iraq is absolute." No ifs, ands or other hedging qualifiers. Absolutely absolute. And it was just a...
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 3 July 20, 2016 starts @ 7pm ET

    07/19/2016 11:58:42 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,397 replies
    Wednesday: Make America First Again 7 p.m.: Speech by nominee for Vice-President TBA: Speech by Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich TBA: Speech by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) TBA: Speech by Eileen Collins, retired astronaut TBA: Speech by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi TBA: Speech by Laura Ingraham, former attorney and host of the Laura Ingraham Show TBA: Speech by Phil Ruffin, hotelier and owner of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino TBA: Speech by Michelle Van Etten, entrepreneur TBA: Speech by Ralph Alvarado, Jr., State Senator for Kentucky and Physician...
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 2 July 19, 2016 starts @ 5:30pm ET

    07/19/2016 2:24:53 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 2,804 replies
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016: Republican Convention, Day 2 Tuesdays Theme: Make America Work Again 5:30 p.m.: - Roll call of states TBA: Mr. Donald Trump will be officially nominated as the partys nominee for president TBA: Speech by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson TBA: Speech by Eric Trump TBA: Speech by Tiffany Trump TBA: Speech by Lt. Gen. (R) Michael Flynn TBA: Speech by Dana White, President of Ultimate Fighting Championship TBA: Speech by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) TBA: Speech by Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) TBA: Speech by Sharon...
  • Newt: It's a 'Betrayal' If Cruz Doesn't Endorse Trump During Convention Speech

    07/18/2016 5:12:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 159 replies
    Townhall.com (The publisher of the article) ^ | July 18, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien (The author who wrote the piece)
    Newt Gingrich spoke with Fox Newss Greta Van Susteren live from Clevelands Quicken Loans Arena on Day One of the RNC convention Monday night. At the beginning of their conversation, they addressed the controversy around who is and who isnt present at the convention as the Republican Party gets ready to crown Donald Trump their 2016 nominee. At least one speaker, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), has yet to endorse the GOP nominee. Susteren asked Gingrich if he believed Trumps former presidential opponent would finally announce his support for Trump during his speech Wednesday night. Well I hope he does endorse...
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 1 July 18, 2016

    07/18/2016 4:35:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 2,872 replies
  • Here Is The List of People Speaking at the RNC Convention

    07/14/2016 8:55:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 123 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    The Republican National Committee has released the list of people who will speak at the 2016 convention in Cleveland next week:Pastor Mark Burns Phil Ruffin Congressman Ryan Zinke Pat Smith Mark Geist John Tiegen Congressman Michael McCaul Sheriff David Clarke Congressman Sean Duffy Darryl Glenn Senator Tom Cotton Karen Vaughn Governor Mike Huckabee Mayor Rudy Giuliani Melania Trump Senator Joni Ernst Kathryn Gates-Skipper Marcus Luttrell Dana White Governor Asa Hutchinson Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Michael Mukasey Andy Wist Senator Jeff Sessions Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn Alex Smith Speaker Paul Ryan Congressman Kevin McCarthy Kerry Woolard .Senator Shelley Moore Capito...
  • Federal judge strikes down Cleveland RNC protest zone restrictions

    06/23/2016 11:16:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    politico.com ^ | Louis Nelson
    A federal judge on Thursday struck down rules set for protesters at next months Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Ohios branch of the American Civil Liberties Union brought the suit last week against the city of Cleveland, arguing that restrictions on protesters within the event zone around Quicken Loans Arena are unconstitutional. Those restrictions would ban certain items, including large backpacks, tape and string, and limit where within the 3.5 square mile zone demonstrators can speak and hold a parade.
  • Meet the Rules Committee: 112 people who may decide the Republican nominee

    04/12/2016 7:03:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/12/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    The Republican National Convention Rules Committee is the most powerful group you've never heard of -- it will set the rules of the convention and could potentially keep John Kasich off the ballot, open the battle to House Speaker Paul Ryan or create a dozen other different scenarios that decide the result. Its power is only limited by the political constraints of Republican Party leaders worried about the long-term effects of Donald Trump winning or losing the nomination. "He who writes the rules, rules -- as the old saying goes," said Gary Emineth, former chairman of the North Dakota Republican...
  • Thousands Sign Petition to Allow Guns at RNC Convention

    03/25/2016 5:05:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/25/16 | AWR Hawkins
    Thousands of individuals have signed an online petition seeking to nudge Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) into allowing concealed carry firearms into the Republican National Committee Convention in Cleveland. The convention will be held in Quicken Loans Arena, which currently bars guns from the premises. The petition–which can be found at Change.Org–calls on Quicken Loans Arena to suspend “their policy preventing the open carry of firearms on the premises of the arena from July 18-21, 2016 to coincide with the Republican National Convention.” The petition also asks the NRA to join the fray by issuing “an immediate condemnation of the...
  • Best Moment of the Republican Convention

    09/24/2012 6:54:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Even though Ive been fortunate to attend a few national conventions, I still get a thrill when I meet (for the first time) a favorite politician to whom Ive donated money, or one of pundits that I read on a daily basis. (My wife would stop at nothing to get a picture with Bret Baier of Fox News.) Or it may be a particular speech. But at this years convention, my most special memory was a movie. Who would have ever thought that, for a guy from Hollywood, schlepping to steamy Tampa would elicit a big screen moment? We were...
  • Despite Convention Distractions, It's Still All About the Economy

    09/07/2012 12:52:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mercifully, the political conventions have ended. The political press will keep buzzing over whether Clint Eastwood's unconventional speech helped or hurt Mitt Romney and whether the snafu over Israel and God in the Democratic platform will do any lasting damage to President Obama. Republican reporters will think former President Clinton talked too long, and Democrats will note that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talked more about himself than about Romney. But they are missing the point. The campaign is about what's happening in America, not what the politicians are saying. At the beginning of 2012, it was easy to note...
  • Amid 2012 Race, Lots of Politicking for Next Time

    09/05/2012 6:08:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2012 | Byron York
    South Carolina is not a swing state. Solidly Republican, it will vote for Mitt Romney by a large margin this November. With so many other states hanging in the balance, Team Romney doesn't need to spend any time campaigning in South Carolina. So why would Gov. Chris Christie, a top Romney supporter and surrogate as well as the GOP convention's keynote speaker, take time out of an extremely busy schedule to visit the South Carolina delegation at the Republican convention in Tampa? It wasn't easy; the delegates stayed in a hotel far, far away from the GOP gathering site downtown....
  • Carmel stands by Eastwood after speech

    09/01/2012 3:23:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 31, 2012 | Benny Evangelista and Kevin Fagan
    When "Dirty Harry" interviewed "Invisible Obama" at the Republican convention Thursday night, Clint Eastwood gained a new kind of fame, as the butt of jokes all over the Twitter-verse. "Idea for a cable drama: Clint Eastwood is a hard-boiled cop that sees his dead partner in every empty chair. It's called 'La-Z Boys in Blue,'"read one tweet. "Give Clint Eastwood a break. ...The RNC asked him to speak about ObamaCare and he thought they said ObamaChair," read another. The actor's mock interview of an empty chair purportedly representing President Obama turned into one of the most-talked-about events of the entire...
  • Play Clinty For Me

    08/31/2012 12:32:00 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | August 31, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    ...Clint is a brilliant actor, and a superb director of other actors (and I dont just mean a quarter-century ago: in the last five years, hes made eight films). Hes also, as Mr Gavin observed, a terrific jazz improvisor at the piano and, in film and music documentaries, an extremely articulate interviewee. So I wouldnt assume that the general tenor of his performance wasnt exactly as he intended. The hair was a clue: no Hollywood icon goes out on stage like that unless he means to. John Hayward writes: >>>The intended recipient was not Mitt Romney, the convention delegates,...
  • The Ryan Vision: Let's Get This Done

    08/31/2012 5:13:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    The Democrats and their mainstream media cheering section can huff and puff at Paul Ryan's convention speech, but they can't blow his house down. It was built on a solid foundation. So powerful was the speech that the liberal establishment is reduced to wailing about alleged lies the speech contained -- dishonest and easily refuted allegations. Ryan delivered a substantive indictment of the Obama administration's failed record and a content-rich, realistic plan for putting this nation back on track to economic growth and fiscal recovery, a plan that includes "protecting and strengthening" Medicare, not "raiding" it. Don't listen to the...
  • 5 Reasons "Negro Spotting" At The Republican National Convention Is Stupid

    08/31/2012 5:06:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Have you heard of "Negro Spotting?" It's a liberal game on Twitter. Libs see a black person at the Republican National Convention and they laugh and laugh at the hilarity! Why, there aren't a lot of black people there! That must mean Republicans are racist! Ha, ha, ha! This actually tells you a lot about how liberals think -- or more accurately, don't think. 1) "Negro Spotting" is a sign of how little racism the Left can find: Most liberals believe deep down in their bleeding hearts that conservatives are evil, bigoted racists! Yet, there's no racist rhetoric coming from...
  • The case for Romney in two words: Paul Ryan

    08/30/2012 11:57:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | August 30, 2012 | Daniel Hannan
    Paul Ryan had never before struck me as an inspiring speaker. I mean, I like the fellow: he has sound ideas, he's charming and he has a demotic, boy-next-door quality which is unusual among cerebral politicians. But his chief appeal has always been as a policy specialist rather than an orator. Until last night. Ryan's speech to the Republican Convention in Tampa was a masterpiece. As Roger Kimball observes, 'His manner is open, confident, but somehow also humble. There is nothing swaggering, nothing of the braggart or narcissist about him. He seems impressed, not by the sound of his own...
  • RNC protesters looking worse for the wear

    08/30/2012 11:08:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 92 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 30, 2012 | Marissa Lang and Kim Wilmath
    TAMPA The heat, the chanting, the marching: It was all becoming too much. Protesters, who were scheduled to occupy companies owned by Mitt Romney's Bain Capital empire all day Thursday, were having a tough time mustering the gusto. The plan was to start at a Domino's Pizza, about two blocks away from unofficial RNC protest headquarters Romneyville in downtown Tampa. But after lunchtime, the tents were looking pretty cozy. It didn't sit well with one Occupy Wall Street protester, a 21-year-old woman who would only identify herself as Ducky.
  • Yes, Paul Ryan Spoke the Truth About Obama's Fiscal Record at the Republican Convention

    08/30/2012 7:30:55 AM PDT · by Qbert · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/30/2012 | Avik Roy
    Progressive bloggers and TV personalities are up in arms about Paul Ryans speech at the Republican National Convention last night. Several of their accusations revolve around Paul Ryans own fiscal record, and his description of President Obamas. I asked my liberal friends on Twitter to send me an itemized list of Ryans alleged lies, and they kindly obliged. So far, Ryan appears to have the better of the argument. [Snip] Dave Weigel of Slate compiled a useful list. (For a longer one, visit ThinkProgress.) Wrote Weigel, Ryan plowed through one of the more impressive strings of whoppers weve seen at...
  • Romney's Big Night

    08/30/2012 5:33:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    His "whole life has prepared him for this moment to meet serious challenges in a serious way, without excuses and idle words. After four years of getting the run-around, America needs a turnaround, and the man for the job is Governor Mitt Romney." When Paul Ryan declared this last night he reiterated what Ann Romney had declared the night before. Together these two speeches have prepared the ground for Mitt Romney to accept the nomination of the GOP and to make his opening argument to the American people: That he is ready to take over for this failed president...
  • Media Chief Fired - Romney Happy to Throw a Party With Black People Dying"

    08/29/2012 2:27:11 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 21 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 29, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    When is it ever hilarious that the thought of dozens if not hundreds of black people desperately clinging for life as torrential waters batter their children, mothers or neighbors ever funny? David Chalian, a former political director with ABC News thought it was fair game to use a hate-mongering attack against Mitt Romney and Republicans gathered at the RNC Convention in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday. In his vicious racist attack he said, Romney is, Happy to throw a party with black people dying. Chalian, who was recently the Washington Bureau Chief for Yahoo News was fired for his online remarks,...
  • PolitiFiction - PolitiFact cant be trusted to get the story right

    08/28/2012 2:38:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 28, 2012 | Editors
    The website PolitiFact is going to be truth-squadding the Republican convention speakers this week, delivering verdicts on which claims are mostly true and which deserve a pants on fire rating. Our advice: Pay no attention to those ratings. PolitiFact cant be trusted to get the story right. Its recent rulings on Medicare have demonstrated the point thrice over. PolitiFact said that Romneys comment that Obama had robbed Medicare of $716 billion to pay for Obamacare was mostly false. Among its reasons: The money was not robbed in any literal sense of the word. So if Romney led anyone to believe...
  • Brandon Darby: Anarchists (Occupy) Plan to Take Down Emergency Medical Services at RNC

    08/27/2012 6:50:38 AM PDT · by Qbert · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 Aug 2012 | JOHN SEXTON
    Yesterday, I interviewed my co-worker Brandon Darby as he was traveling toward the Republican National Convention in Florida. The interview focused on strategies used by anarchist protesters at the 2008 Republican National Convention and how those strategies will be used once again next week by the Occupy movement. In addition to trying to shut down bridges to prevent delegates from reaching the convention center next week, Brandon has learned that a subgroup of Occupy is looking to shut down EMS communications throughout the city. The video that goes along with this interview is one Brandon took at the RNC convention...
  • What will the Democrats do in a region flooded with Republicans? - "Prove Dems are in FL"

    08/25/2012 2:35:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 25, 2012 | John Woodrow Cox
    ...... Soon, tens of thousands of Republicans will descend upon Tampa Bay, but this area's Democrats say they aren't going anywhere. Their schedules are packed: protests, rallies, vigils, press conferences, a visit from the vice president and even a secret-but-not-so-secret "counter-convention." "We don't want to ruin the convention for delegates," said Ella Coffee of the Hillsborough County Democratic Party, which opened its Tampa campaign office Thursday night. "We just want to be able to have a conversation." Preparation for that conversation starts today with a protest training session in Tampa. The Code Pink-organized gathering, which many area Democrats are expected...
  • Drone maker Raytheon target of first RNC-related protest

    08/24/2012 1:39:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 24, 2012 | Leonora LaPeter Anton
    Pinellas sheriffs Deputy Ed Diluzio asks CodePink and St. Pete for Peace protesters to move off private property in Largo. ARGO Seventy-five protesters, many dressed in pink, gathered outside the local production plant of Raytheon on Thursday, denouncing the defense contractor for its role in drone warfare. The demonstration, organized by the groups CodePink and St. Pete for Peace, marked the unofficial start of protests surrounding the Republican National Convention, set to kick off Monday in Tampa. "Raytheon, shame on you," they chanted. "Children die because of you." The director of the Young-Rainey Star Center was not happy to...
  • Organizers say 5,000-person march set for RNC first day - respect "diversity of tactics"

    08/23/2012 5:38:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 23, 2012 | Richard Danielson
    An alliance of more than 60 labor, peace, student, immigrant rights, gay and lesbian and other groups says it's ready for a 5,000-person march on the first day of the Republican National Convention. "There will be nothing that will stop us from marching in the streets to demand good jobs, health care, affordable education, equality and peace and to oppose the party of legitimate rape," said Corey Uhl of the local chapter of Students for a Democratic Society. ...........Protesters are expected to come on buses from as far away as New York, Minnesota, Illinois and the state of Washington, organizers...
  • New Republican Artur Davis coming up on Larry Elder show, KABC Los Angeles

    08/22/2012 3:11:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland
    KABC RADIO ^ | 8-2012
    LISTEN TO LARRY'S SHOW Davis seconded Obama's nomination four years ago. He got off the plantation, became a Republican, and will be speaking at the Republican convention.
  • RNC protesters have to sleep sometime, but where? [Scramble's on for protesters]

    08/20/2012 2:23:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 20, 2012 | Kim Wilmath
    TAMPA They've painted their posters and planned their marches. Now the question is, where are the 15,000 protesters expected to come and shake their fists at the Republican National Convention next week going to stay? ....City rules prohibit just crashing on the sidewalk, and Hillsborough sheriff's deputies have asked local residents and sanitation workers to look out for signs that protesters are illegally squatting in vacant homes. ....... Urban camping:... Closest to the action is Romneyville, a hive of mostly pink tents set up behind the Army Navy Surplus Market on N Tampa Street. Bruce Wright, who runs the...
  • GOP Rule Wont Block Gingrichs Chances

    03/22/2012 11:07:20 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 25 replies
    ABC News/The Note ^ | Chris Good
    If Newt Gingrich fails to win five states, he might not be eligible in the first round of voting at the Republican National Convention. That doesnt mean he cant be the nominee, and it may not even complicate his chances any further than they already have been... [...] If no candidate wins on the first round of voting, primary and caucus results will matter progressively less. Some states delegates are bound by primary results only through the first round of convention voting. Others are bound through the second and third. If Gingrich enters the convention ineligible, he can still win...
  • Scarborough: Conservative Leaders All Tell Me They Want Brokered Convention

    01/20/2012 5:02:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 77 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "I've been talking quietly to the most powerful, I think, conservative movers-and-shakers in Washington over the past couple weeks, trying to get their read. Are we really going down this path? Every single one I've spoken to is trying to figure out a way to get to a brokered convention." That was Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe today. For good measure, Scarborough also stated as a simple fact that Sarah Palin wants a brokered convention. View the video here.
  • FBI serves terrorism warrants in Minn., Chicago

    09/24/2010 7:43:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 80 replies · 11+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 9/29/10 | STEVE KARNOWSKI,
    The FBI said it searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation Friday. Warrants suggest agents were looking for connections between local anti-war activists and terrorist groups in Colombia and the Middle East. FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told The Associated Press agents served six warrants in Minneapolis and two in Chicago. "These were search warrants only," Warfield said. "We're not anticipating any arrests at this time. They're seeking evidence relating to activities concerning the material support of terrorism." The homes of longtime Minneapolis anti-war activists Mick Kelly, Jess Sundin and Meredith Aby were among those...
  • 2006: Gumbel: Lack of Blacks Makes Winter Olympics 'Look Like GOP Convention' (Video)

    02/14/2010 1:22:34 PM PST · by profyana · 56 replies · 1,646+ views
    LiveLeak ^ | 2-13-10
    This is a video of Bryant Gumbel lamenting the fact that we even have a winter olympics.
  • Brandon Darby foiled terror attack against 2008 Republican Convention win recognition

    01/16/2010 4:44:59 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 12 replies · 1,010+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | Matthew Vadum
    Youve probably never heard of Brandon Darby. The former community organizer who saved American lives by undermining a left-wing terrorist plot at the 2008 Republican convention used to be a proud member of the radical left. He called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. He hated cops. He consorted with eco-terrorist tree-spikers, radical feminists and black nationalists. He was approached to rob an armored car and asked to commit arson to fight gentrification. He mouthed politically correct slogans about the Bush administration. Government didnt care about people, and he thought the botched response to Katrina proved it. When he...
  • FLASHBACK: Text of Zell Miller's speech, GOP convention 2004

    07/20/2009 1:42:09 PM PDT · by Badabing Badablonde · 17 replies · 666+ views
    CBS News ^ | 9/1/2004 | Jarrett Murphy
    (AP) Below is the text of Sen. Zell Miller's keynote speech as prepared for delivery at the Republican National Convention: Since I last stood in this spot, a whole new generation of the Miller Family has been born: Four great grandchildren. Along with all the other members of our close-knit family, they are my and Shirley's most precious possessions. And I know that's how you feel about your family also. Like you, I think of their future, the promises and the perils they will face. Like you, I believe that the next four years will determine what kind of world...
  • Austin man posts bail after mistrial in GOP bomb plot case

    02/03/2009 12:33:54 AM PST · by trumandogz · 15 replies · 659+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 2.3.09 | David Hanners
    MINNEAPOLIS David Guy McKay walked out of the federal courthouse, felt the sting of a 4-degree temperature and a wicked northwest wind and declared how great it felt. McKay, 23, of Austin, had reason to feel elated. He was getting his first taste of freedom an hour after a judge declared a mistrial when the jury deadlocked on charges that he made and possessed Molotov cocktails during last summer's Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.
  • Ejected at 04 Convention, a Protester Gets $55,000 (code pink minion...Obama rewards his "staff")

    11/15/2008 5:25:35 PM PST · by Syncro · 30 replies · 1,648+ views
    www.nytimes.com ^ | November 15, 2008 | COLIN MOYNIHAN
    Ejected at 04 Convention, a Protester Gets $55,000 By COLIN MOYNIHAN Published: November 15, 2008 During President Bushs acceptance speech in Madison Square Garden at the 2004 Republican National Convention, a San Francisco woman briefly interrupted the proceedings by standing on a chair and unfurling a banner that accused the president of lying. That protest set into motion a chain of events that has ended in one of the more unusual legal resolutions connected to the four days of the convention, during which more than 1,800 demonstrators and bystanders were arrested, most of them in street protests. Hundreds of them...
  • Fake Ambulance Spotted at RNC

    11/13/2008 3:46:15 PM PST · by BCW · 32 replies · 2,512+ views
    EMS Responder ^ | 31 OCT 2008 | DAVE LONG
    Numerous Minneapolis-Saint Paul area EMS agencies, headed by the U.S. Secret Service, undertook special preparations to handle EMS operations during the Republican National Convention held Sept 1-4, 2008. Following is an inside account of the experience along with some lessons to take away for future events. Fake Ambulance Spotted On Tuesday, the second day of the RNC, a Twin Cities Paramedic spotted an "ambulance" with unusual generic markings in the city of St. Paul. The medic had attended RNC briefings on the need for heightened awareness, and as an Iraq War Veteran, he was well-educated and possessed a keen eye...
  • Two Texas men indicted in plan to disrupt RNC (MN)

    09/24/2008 8:05:21 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies · 168+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 9/24/08 | Tim Harlow
    Two men from Texas who are members of a group that planned to disrupt the Republican National Convention have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of possessing an unregistered firearm, possessing a firearm without a serial number, and illegal manufacturing a firearm, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minneapolis said. David Guy McKay, 22, and Bradley Neal Crowder, 23, both of Austin, allegedly possessed firearms that were not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record and possessed firearms that did not contain serial numbers as required by law. The alleged actions took place Aug. 31 through...
  • Poll: GOP brand making comeback (New PEW poll, 46-46 LV)

    09/18/2008 3:19:49 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 40 replies · 534+ views
    New polling suggests that the Republican Party is beginning to regain some of its luster and, perhaps as important, is experiencing a surge in excitement among its political base. A new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press reports that independent voters have an equally favorable opinion of both parties, 50 to 49 percent, a one-point edge for the GOP. That compares to an 18-point Democratic advantage as recently as August, a wide gap that had generally held for more than a year. And half of registered voters overall now have a favorable opinion of...
  • Editor Protests Son's Arrest for 'Terror' Plot ["Nice Jewish boy" is anarchist]

    09/18/2008 1:36:23 PM PDT · by Alouette · 37 replies · 493+ views
    Jewish Exponent ^ | Sept. 18, 2008 | Eric Fingerhut
    Mordecai Specktor says his 19-year-old son, Max, "has never been in a fight" and is "not a violent person." "He's an anarchist," said Specktor, the publisher and editor of Minnesota's Jewish newspaper, the American Jewish World. He's also "a University of Minnesota student, Jewishly educated." His son, he said, is "a wonderful guy." Max Specktor is also now branded a terrorist after his arrest earlier this month, along with seven others, on charges of planning to disrupt the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. He's been charged with conspiring to riot "in furtherance of terrorism" and could face up to...