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  • Poll: GOP top tier breaking away, led by Trump [Walker 2nd]

    07/30/2015 5:41:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    WDSU ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds Donald Trump with a significant lead over his closest rivals for the Republican nomination for president, and provides further evidence the field of 16 candidates vying for the GOP nomination has a clear top tier. Trump tops the field at 20% in the poll, Quinnipiac's first since the businessman announced his run for the presidency in June. He is followed not by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, but by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 13%. Bush follows Walker at 10%. This trio comprises the only Republican candidates in double-digits in...
  • Carly Fiorina: 'Here's what I will do as Commander in Chief'

    07/29/2015 7:27:33 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 25 replies
    IBD ^ | 2015 July 28 | Andrew Malcolm
    From time to time as the 2016 campaign unfolds we will publish here the full text of some candidate speeches on important topics. We launch this series with Carly Fiorina's national security address at the Reagan Presidential Library the evening of July 27. The full text is below, as is a complete video... You'll notice here — and hopefully in the upcoming debates — that the business executive speaks in clear, simple declarative sentences. No fudge words or rhetorical escape clauses. Clean, crisp, no nonsense. She outlines the problem, then states clearly what she would do. That style drew frequent...
  • Author Ronald Kessler On Bill Clinton: ‘He Has A Blonde, Busty Mistress’

    07/29/2015 4:50:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 72 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | 7/29/2015 | Chris Stigall
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Author Ronald Kessler defends secret service agents and makes some sensational claims about former Presidents in his new book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents. Kessler told Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that the recent struggles of the agency detailed in the media is more the fault of management culture than individual agents. “The culture that has led to this corner-cutting, it’s a culture within the management, not among the agents. Agents…are patriots. They sign up to take a bullet for the President. The management has the...
  • Donald Trump Beating Jeb Bush even in Florida, New 2016 Poll Finds

    07/29/2015 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kevin Derby
    Businessman Donald Trump has been surging in polls at the state and national levels and a new one shows him leading in Florida, the home turf of Republican primary rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. St. Pete Polls released a survey on behalf of Saint Petersblog on Wednesday which shows Trump in the lead in the Sunshine State with 26 percent. Bush places second with 20 percent. Most polls at this early stage in the process have shown Bush with a solid lead in Florida. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., places third with 12 percent followed...
  • Kasich Wouldn't Cancel Iran Deal, Would Send Troops To Fight ISIS

    07/29/2015 11:46:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 27, 2015 | Shahien Nasiripour
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate, suggested that he wouldn't immediately revoke President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran if he were to be elected president. But he would send U.S. ground troops to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State, the radical group known as ISIS or ISIL that has taken control of a huge swath of Syria and Iraq.
  • Mark Cuban summarized Donald Trump’s appeal in just 43 words

    07/29/2015 8:17:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/29/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Noted Maverick Mark Cuban is a fan of Donald Trump's presidential candidacy. And, writing on something called Cyber Dust, Cuban succinctly and effectively explained the Trumpian appeal. Here it is: I don't care what his actual positions are. I don't care if he says the wrong thing. He says what's on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years. That's a remarkable admission. "I don't care what his actual positions are," Cuban said. "I don't care if he says the wrong thing." And, it affirms my...
  • Joe Biden’s Political Moment: For the first time, the VP looks more electable than Hillary Clinton.

    07/29/2015 8:05:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | 07/29/2015 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    For Democratic leaders, the political logic of having Hillary Clinton as the party's standard bearer in 2016 was, at least for a while, undeniable. President Obama could maintain middling approval ratings, but Clinton's distance from political life as secretary of State gave her ample distance from the president's most controversial policies. Voters may be looking for change, but Clinton's bid to become the first female president gave her campaign a historic sheen that few others could provide. Most significantly, Clinton's independent brand (and record of opposing certain presidential decisions) would allow her to triangulate: distance herself from the White House...
  • Why Trust Trump?

    07/29/2015 7:34:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2015 | Bruce Walker
    As conservatives prepare to support a Republican for the 2016 presidential race, a large number seem convinced that Donald Trump is their best choice. Why? He is certainly mouthing the right things on many issues, particularly immigration, but does Trump really believe what he is saying? Surely that is the key. Consider his history. Trump has given money to Hillary Clinton, to Chuck Schumer, to Harry Reid, and to the whole rogue’s gallery of dreadful leftists who are ruining America. He can have only two explanations for helping these corrupt Democrats. First, he was so dumb and ignorant about what...
  • Trump Schools the Republican Establishment

    07/29/2015 6:11:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | July 28, 2015 | Matt Latimer
    "Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably,” the great Homer Simpson once observed. “The lesson is: never try.” That’s probably how the so-called “smart set” within the Republican Party feels these days. Ever since Mitt Romney’s 2012 defeat—a loss that caught everyone off guard except for people who followed public opinion polls or read a newspaper—we Republicans were promised a tough, new approach to the presidential primary process. Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/trump-republican-establishment-120713.html#ixzz3hHmAv4o8
  • Get Ready for Scott Walker… and the Ruthless Politics of Walkerism

    07/29/2015 5:01:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    The Nation ^ | July 29, 2015 | John Nichols
    Scott Kevin Walker, fresh from a free-spending yet folksy campaign in which he carried his lunch in a brown paper bag and promised to create 250,000 jobs, delivered his first inaugural address as governor of Wisconsin on January 3, 2011. “I stand before you not as the governor of one party or another, or the governor of one part of the state or another,” he declared. “Today, I stand before you as the governor for all of the people in the state of Wisconsin.” Days later, Walker traveled from Madison, the state capital, to Beloit, a working-class town battered by...
  • Democrats’ Window to Find Strong House Candidates Slowly Closing - following "bruising losses"

    07/29/2015 12:16:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 28, 2015 | Emily Cahn and Ivan Levingston
    When former Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller passed on a bid in the Silver State’s 3rd District last week, it sent Democrats back to the drawing board again to find a nominee for this Tossup seat in 2016. Miller’s decision to sit the race out was a disappointment for national Democrats, who thought his profile would make him a strong candidate for this highly competitive seat. But it’s indicative of a larger issue Democrats face this cycle: Recruiting House candidates in 2016 hasn’t been as easy as many predicted two years ago. More than a year from Election Day,...
  • Donald Trump Promises To Put Sarah Palin In His Cabinet If He Is Elected President (Heads exploding)

    07/28/2015 8:03:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jason Easley, founder & senior editor
    Donald Trump is threatening America with a promise to put Sarah Palin in his cabinet if he is elected president. Audio of Trump: (AUDIO-AT-LINK)According to Politico, Trump said that he would put Palin his cabinet or seek her advice: “She’s really somebody who knows what’s happening. She’s a special person. She’s really a special person. And I think people know that and she’s got a following that’s unbelievable,” he continued. (Palin has more than 4 million Facebook followers.) “I’m looking at some of these candidates, they’re weak, they’re ineffective and to a degree that’s almost hard to believe. And, you...
  • All 16 of the 2016 GOP Presidential candidates in 8-bit

    07/28/2015 11:59:11 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-28-2015 | The Looking Spoon
    Some candidates were easier than others. John Kasich was the hardest, for some reason it seems he has a face that doesn't translate all the well. In any case, this was as fun as it was challenging!
  • Obama Says ‘I Could Win’ 3rd Term as President

    07/28/2015 10:56:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Peter Baker
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Obama asserted on Tuesday that he could win a third term if allowed by the Constitution, but said he was looking forward to life after the presidency, when he will be able to take a walk and spend more time with his family. As he wrapped up what may be his final trip to Africa while in office, Mr. Obama took aim at some of the continent’s gerontocracy and called on long-entrenched leaders to step down, declaring that “nobody should be president for life.” But it led to an off-the-cuff riff about his own improved...
  • Desperation: Trump opponents float a 25 year old rape allegation by his ex

    07/28/2015 6:43:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Trump Circus has just become "R" rated as the Daily Beast has published a 25 year old allegation of rape by Trump's ex wife Ivana. The article quotes a graphic description of the "rape" from the 1993 book  Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump. American Thinker being a family website, we will not reproduce any of the account here. Besides, we're not in the business of spreading falsehoods, except to violently criticize them. That said, Michael Cohen, Trump's Special Counsel at The Trump Organization, had some interesting comments for the Daily Beast reporters who wrote the hit...
  • Walker's relationship to Kevin Hermening gaining attention

    07/28/2015 4:43:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Milwaukee Sun Sentinel ^ | July 27, 2015 | Kerry Cardoza
    Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign is drawing attention due to the growing presence of Kevin Hermening in his inner circle. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on Walker’s relationship with Hermening: “At his presidential campaign launch this month, Walker introduced Hermening — a former Iranian hostage — by name, offering the former U.S. Marine a nod and a salute.The second-term Republican governor cited Hermening when opposing the nuclear deal with Iran. Walker said Hermening had taught him that Iran “is not a place we should be doing business with.”‘Walker has also mentioned the former Marine on Twitter. The Sentinel reports Hermening...
  • Donald Trump Calls for Amnesty

    07/27/2015 8:14:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 125 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dave Blount
    I hope Trump’s MSNBC interview doesn’t surprise too many people: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a softer stance [on] immigration during a television interview Friday, saying he believes in a “merit system” for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. … During Friday’s interview, Trump said the U.S. should take a two-step approach to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country. Wouldn’t it be nice if there really were only 11 million? The actual number is probably at least three times that high and rocketing upward every moment. Meanwhile, we can’t find even a loose cannon,...
  • Obama Criticizes Tone of 2016 Presidential Debate

    07/27/2015 10:17:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07/27/15
    President Barack Obama delivered withering criticism of the 2016 presidential debate Monday, saying its tone was not worthy of voters. Obama zeroed in on comments by Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee to decry attention-grabbing "outrageous attacks that have become all too commonplace" in American politics. Obama described Huckabee's suggestion that a historic nuclear deal between Iran and world powers earlier this month was marching Israelis to the "door of the oven," as part of a "general pattern" that would be "considered ridiculous if it weren't so sad". Obama also took issue with Trump's "outrageous" comments about the...
  • If GOP Can't Defund Planned Parenthood, They Don't Deserve 2016 White House

    07/27/2015 8:33:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/27/2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>House Speaker John Boehner may or may not defund Planned Parenthood, telling reporters that he wants to get the facts first.</p> <p>You want facts, Mr. Speaker?</p> <p>Okay - call up Planned Parenthood and see what the going rate is for an aborted baby's backbone.</p> <p>You want facts, sir?</p>
  • A Scandal a Day

    07/27/2015 8:21:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    A Scandal a Day ^ | 7/27/15 | Kathleen Willey
    KATHLEEN WILLEY, THE FORMER VOLUNTEER AIDE TO BILL CLINTON IS NOW SOUNDING THE ALARM ABOUT THE POTENTIAL DANGER OF HILLARY CLINTON BECOMING PRESIDENT. KATHLEEN VOWS TO EXPOSE "A SCANDAL A DAY" TO KEEP YOU INFORMED ABOUT THOSE WHO PRODUCE AND COVER-UP "A LIE A DAY".
  • 'Have you been sexually harassed by Bill Clinton?' Willey launches new Anti-Hillary website

    07/27/2015 7:32:47 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 7/27/2015
    Bill Clinton sexual-harassment accuser Kathleen Willey has launched an anti-Hillary Clinton website titled “A Scandal A Day.” The site is partially aimed at recruiting other women who may have been assaulted by the former president. Calling Hillary Clinton “without a doubt the most corrupt politician that this nation has ever seen,” Willey announced the launch of her new website Sunday on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM and online. Willey, the former volunteer aide to Bill Clinton who says she was sexually harassed by the president in the 1990s,...
  • Judging the Governors [Who are running for President in 2016]

    07/27/2015 7:09:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/27/2015 | Kevin Hassett
    As the presidential-election season kicks off, governors from all over America are seeking the Republican nomination. Historically, voters in presidential elections have tended to favor the executive experience of governors, and it seems more likely than not that the eventual Republican nominee will be one of these gentlemen. A governor is different from other politicians in that he governs an identifiable state for an identifiable period of time, and thus can be empirically associated with an economic track record in a way that a senator or a heart surgeon cannot. Economics, however, remains an inexact science. Even if a million...
  • If Trump goes third party, then the Republicans will certainly lose the White House in 2016.

    07/27/2015 6:17:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    In other words..., Trump is the Republicans ONLY HOPE for the White House. If the Establishment Republicans along with their cohorts in the media destroy him, then Trump will be become more powerful. It will split the Republican vote that put in all the Republicans in 2014. The end result will be either be Hillary or Trump victory in 2016. I see the Establishment candidates Jeb and Walker as nothing more than McCain and Romney fall guys to Hillary. Agree or Disagree?
  • Trump Names NH Vets Who Support Him - At Least Two Say They Have No Idea Why They’re On The List

    07/27/2015 5:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 25, 2015 | Angelo Young
    A day after Donald Trump announced the formation of “Veterans For Trump,” a small New Hampshire-based coalition that supports the bellicose business mogul’s bid for the White House, at least two of the veterans named as supporters distanced themselves from team Trump. The announcement of the veterans group came five days after Trump said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is only considered a war hero because he was captured by the enemy during the Vietnam War. “I don’t know anything about it,” said Ernie Fusi, a World War II veteran whose name was still listed among the 51 veteran supporters on...
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...
  • Trump's most notable insults

    07/26/2015 6:18:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2015 | Hanna Krueger, Kate Hardiman, Caroline Kelly
    2016 GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been hurling insult after insult on the campaign trail. Trump has let loose on both Democrats and Republicans, rival candidates, lawmakers, journalists and even pop culture icons...Here are Trump's most notable insults so far in the 2016 campaign:
  • PHOTO: No one interested in ‘Young Americans for Hillary’ party

    07/26/2015 2:14:59 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 7/26/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    Every party has a party pooper and judging by this flyer, it’s Hillary Clinton. Here’s an untouched flyer advertising a “Young Americans for Hillary”event for students, indicating there isn’t much energy for Hillary Clinton’s campaign among the youth in New Hampshire. A photo of a flyer was posted on Twitter Friday for the party in Manchester, New Hampshire today.
  • Lets stump for Donald Trump: he is the only one that will secure that damn border

    07/26/2015 12:39:34 PM PDT · by Hostage · 16 replies
    YouTube account The Viewers View ^ | Published on July 23, 2015
    This has got to go viral but the language is offensive but not out of character for the ladies performing. Seriously, Trump should get his media to pick up these ladies and do ads for him with cleaned up language. Here's their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theviewers.net
  • Common Core: Scott Walker’s Veto on State Assessment Budget Language

    07/26/2015 3:08:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Truth in American Education ^ | July 20, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    I would be remiss not to point out a line-item veto that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made in the budget bill he signed. He made 104 line-item vetoes in the bill and one of them had to do with assessments. Walker stated he presented a budget which “(i)ncreases local control by affirming the authority of school districts to choose their own academic standards, provides a pathway to offering multiple student assessment options and prevents the mandatory application of the national Common Core Standards.” In his veto message he said (pg. 3) he then vetoed language in the bill that would...
  • Three for the Money: Carly, Walker, and Cruz

    07/26/2015 12:14:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    This week, three of the Republican candidates showed their mettle and had very good weeks......Carly FiorinaCarly’s ability to handle the press and make a name for herself without a large staff or campaign chest continues. This week, she capitalized on videos showing Planned Parenthood to be involved in a distasteful racket, negotiating for the best price for aborted fetal tissue.Mainstream news outlets pretty much ignored the story,.......Carly Fiorina, however, with her penchant for the main shot, did not ignore the issue....The more people see her in action, the more they like her.[SNIP]Scott WalkerScott Walker also carried on the fight against...
  • Who are your top 3 GOP picks?

    07/25/2015 5:55:38 PM PDT · by MNDude · 184 replies
    Who would you want to see for the GOP nomination? List your top three choices in order.
  • We finally know a lot more about Donald Trump's 'massive' net worth

    07/25/2015 7:23:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/25/2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    The world learned much about real-estate mogul Donald Trump's wealth this week, as the Federal Election Commission released a 92-page personal-financial-disclosure report filed by the Republican presidential candidate as part of his nascent campaign. Trump's campaign released a statement on July 15, when he filed disclosure with the FEC, saying it would reveal a "massive" net worth "in excess of TEN BILLION DOLLARS." The report still does not completely detail Trump's fortune, as it deals mostly with ranges. "For instance, they have boxes once a certain number is reached that simply state $50 million or more. Many of these boxes...
  • Analysis: With Gay Marriage Legal, Democrats Could Lose Big in the 2016 Election

    07/25/2015 6:58:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/25/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    The Supreme Court's recent decision to make gay marriage legal nationwide was a significant victory for liberals. In next year's election, however, the decision will hurt Democrats. Success, after all, presents it own set of challenges. As sociologists Mayer Zald and Roberta Ash pointed out in their classic 1966 study of social movement organizations, the two biggest challenges of a social movement are complete success and complete failure (Social Forces 44 (March)). The ideal situation for maintaining a social movement, they wrote, would be to "over time always [seem] to be getting closer to its goal without quite attaining it."...
  • Revenge of the Radical Middle

    07/25/2015 2:09:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | July 25, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    Two decades ago, in the spring of 1996, Newsweek magazine described a group of voters it called the “radical middle.” Formerly known as the Silent Majority, then the Reagan Democrats, these voters had supported Ross Perot in 1992, and were hoping the Texas billionaire would run again. Voters in the radical middle, Newsweek wrote, “see the traditional political system itself as the country’s chief problem.” The radical middle is attracted to populists, outsiders, businessmen such as Perot and Lee Iacocca who have never held office, and to anyone, according to Newsweek, who is the “tribune of anti-insider discontent.” Newt Gingrich...
  • Donald Trump's support remains high following John McCain controversy

    07/24/2015 5:48:37 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 23 replies
    YouGov ^ | 07/24/2015 | Kathy Frankovic
    Trump: 28% Bush: 14% Walker: 13% Carson: 7% Paul: 5% Rubio: 4% Cruz: 4% Christie: 3% Fiorina: 3% Perry: 2% Kasich: 2% Graham: 2% Jindal: 1% Santorum: 1%
  • Top Scott Walker Fundraiser Calls Donald Trump ‘DumbDumb’

    07/24/2015 2:55:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 24, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein
    A fundraiser for Scott Walker’s presidential campaign called Donald Trump “DumbDumb” in a fundraising invitation and said electing the New York developer would be “a total and complete disaster for the country.” “As you’ve seen Gov Walker is now well ahead of everyone not named DumbDumb (aka Trump) in the national polls,” wrote Walker fundraiser Gregory Slayton, a New Hampshire venture capitalist who served as consul general to Bermuda during the George W. Bush administration..... [SNIP] Mr. Slayton added: “To elect someone who alienates his friends, the guy would be a total and complete disaster for the country and I...
  • Ted Cruz on the Senate floor: Mitch McConnell’s a liar and our new majority is a cronyist fraud

    07/24/2015 12:51:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 134 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/24/15 | Allahpundit
    I’m not going to excerpt it for you, despite the length. You need to watch it all; if you can’t spare 20 minutes, at least watch the middle third where he gets into corporate cooptation of the one-party state. This is one of the most brutal attacks — not incorrect, mind you, just brutal — you’ll ever see by a senator on his colleagues, starting with his own majority leader. Sample quote: “[This majority] does get things done, but it listens to one and only one voice: That is, the voice of the Washington cartel, of the lobbyists on K...
  • Insiders: Donald Trump has peaked

    07/24/2015 11:41:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/24/2015 | By KATIE GLUECK
    About three quarters of Republican early-state insiders say they believe Donald Trump has peaked — but many acknowledge that may also be wishful thinking. That’s the assessment from this week’s POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top operatives, strategists and activists in Iowa and New Hampshire. The controversial real estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate provoked some caucus insiders into offering expletives and other colorful language when asked whether Trump has hit his ceiling. “The McCain smear and giving out Graham’s cellphone? What an asshole,” vented a New Hampshire Republican, who says Trump has peaked. “Trumpism does not...
  • O'Malley: American citizenship is 'a human right'

    07/24/2015 11:27:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley took his pro-immigration stance to a new level Friday by declaring citizenship "a human right." O'Malley, who has long been an advocate for illegal immigrant rights, has made amnesty a centerpiece of his campaign since he declared two months ago. His comments come in response to Texas health officials asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by immigrant parents who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children. "Denying birth certificates to U.S. citizens is not only outrageous, it's unconstitutional," O'Malley said in a statement on Friday. "The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution...
  • Iowa conservatives see plenty to like in Scott Walker

    07/24/2015 7:07:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    apg-wi ^ | July 24, 2015 | Shawn Johnson | Wisconsin Public Radio
    Iowa Republicans are getting to know Gov. Scott Walker, and based on early polls, it appears that they like him. Many voters there appear enthralled with the story of Walker, the conservative folk hero, and seem prepared to overlook potential shortcomings. While it's unclear precisely what caused Walker to surge in the Iowa polls earlier this year and then stay there, the people who turned out to his rallies last weekend suggested that the image the governor's going for in this race is sinking in. At a Harley Davidson dealership in Carroll, Iowa, James Hedeen said he started paying attention...
  • Bobby Jindal's campaign gains ground in Iowa

    07/23/2015 1:58:41 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Thursday, July 23, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Washington: Indian-American Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign seems to be gaining ground in the crucial primary state of Iowa, as a latest internal survey has put the Louisiana governor to fourth place among 16 Republican aspirants. Photo - Bobby Jindal draws 8% support from likely GOP caucus-goers in Iowa, according to a survey conducted this week. 44-year-old Jindal draws eight per cent support from likely GOP caucus-goers in Iowa, according to a survey conducted this week by his campaign, "Politico" reported. However, he still trails Scott Walker, who has a commanding lead with 23 per cent support in the poll, as...
  • Yes, I Would Vote for Donald Trump For President [But he won't be the Republican nominee]

    07/23/2015 9:30:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | 07/23/2015 | Erick Erickson
    The conversation about Donald Trump is very refreshing. Let’s be honest about it. It is really refreshing to see the establishment go into hysterical, pile-on mode. I’m actually proud of Rick Perry for being bold in his statements. Perry is owning the anti-Trump issue and he’s making it about principle and issues. But the number of denouncements from pundits and the press have gotten to crazy levels. And now the establishment that hates Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% is piling on him too for daring not to pile on. But it gets better. Donors and consultants are ganging up to...
  • Border Patrol union pulls out of Trump meeting [My Take: They were threatened]

    07/23/2015 8:05:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Fox ^ | 7/23/15
    A local Texas union of Border Patrol officers announced Thursday it was pulling out of a scheduled meeting with Donald Trump, who is making a high-profile trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. The Republican presidential candidate announced the trip a day earlier as he tries to draw attention to illegal immigration and border security, saying he was "invited by the Border Patrol" because "I'm speaking up."
  • GOP Presidential Candidate John Kasich Reveals Hillary Came to His Engagement Party

    07/23/2015 7:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/23/2015 | Paula Bolyard
    Ohio Governor John Kasich, who officially entered the crowded GOP field on Tuesday, told Sean Hannity that Hillary Clinton attended the party in 1997 when he became engaged to his wife Karen. Sean Hannity, who interviewed Kasich after his announcement on Tuesday, asked the Ohio governor about comments he’s made downplaying the IRS and Benghazi scandals. “You said, ‘I’m more worried about how we’re going to fix America than Hillary’s email server and you said, ‘I don’t believe you beat her by talking about Benghazi or her emails–” “No, you don’t,” Kasich interrupted Hannity. While he said these issues would...
  • Texas' Sore Loser Law and Third Party Candidates.

    07/23/2015 6:31:16 AM PDT · by ziravan · 23 replies
    Vanity
    Texas has a "Sore Loser" primary law. Here's how it works: In order to be on the Ballot for the March 1st primary, you must file by Dec 14, 2015. If you are an independent candidate for the Nov, 2016 General, you must also file by Dec 14, 2015. If you are a political party that doesn't choose your candidate by Primary ballot, you must file your party's intent to field a candidate by Dec 14, 2015. If you file for a place on the ballot for Mar 1, 2016, and you do not win the Primary in which you...
  • Exclusive: Trump threatens third-party run

    07/23/2015 3:57:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 245 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli and Bob Cusack
    NEW YORK — Donald Trump says the chances that he will launch a third-party White House run will “absolutely” increase if the Republican National Committee is unfair to him during the 2016 primary season. “The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy,” the business mogul told The Hill in a 40-minute interview from his Manhattan office at Trump Tower on Wednesday. “The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.” Pressed on whether he would run as a third-party candidate if he fails to clinch the GOP nomination, Trump...
  • Scott Walker: A Threat to Democracy

    07/23/2015 12:33:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ellen Bravo, Director, Family Values @ Work
    Four years ago, I was among tens of thousands of Wisconsinites who made their way to Madison every weekend to march against Scott Walker and his attacks on public education and on unions. We were all ages, ethnicities, political persuasions, chanting: "This is what democracy looks like!" Homemade signs sprouted amidst the snowflakes. My favorite: "He's not a Packer, he's a Steeler." (The Packers had just triumphed over Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl.) Turns out what Scott Walker set out to steal was democracy itself. First came the attack on collective bargaining for public sector unions, done with a particularly...
  • Donald Trump Is A Plutocrat Populist From Hell (HuffPo)

    07/22/2015 2:34:39 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 58 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 7/22/2016 | Zach Carter
    Yes, Trump's presidential campaign is a racist clownshow. And no, polls from July 2015 don't say very much about who will be president... But there's more to Trump's burgeoning popularity than immigrant-bashing alone. He's running as a full-blown plutocrat populist, and populism is, well, popular -- especially after a grinding recession. That should be concerning to his 2016 opponents, since the platform Trump has outlined on the trail has a long and successful history in American politics. "All I want to do is make us rich, save your Social Security, [and] stop having everyone rip us off!" Trump said to...
  • Why Scott Walker’s Lack of College Education Doesn’t Matter

    07/22/2015 1:29:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/22/2015 | Gregory Weiner
    Sometime in the slew of Republican debates to come, a journalist will lock eyes with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and, in tones of gravamen laced with condescension, demand to know whether his lack of a college degree disqualifies him for the Presidency. Walker is likely to reply, as the better part of tactical wisdom indicates he should, with a cocktail of populism and anti-intellectualism. The more admirable response would be a paean to elitism lost. Virtually no one in public service today, including most of the degree-holding candidates with whom Walker will share a stage, possesses what would actually be...
  • Boom tweet of the year! This Scott Walker reply to Hillary Clinton should win an award

    07/22/2015 12:50:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 22, 2015 | staff
    That’s not funny, because it’s true! Hillary Clinton is condoning Planned Parenthood’s monstrous butchering actions by her deafening silence. Evidently, she’s too busy striving to achieve the most pathetic Twitter feed in history. To make matters worse, as Twitchy reported, she had the utter gall to call Gov. Scott Walker the “extreme” one. Are you kidding, Hillary? Gov. Walker didn’t take it lying down and fought back like the true warrior for life that he is. His tweet reply to Hillary Clinton was boom-freaking-tastic:....