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  • New Trump ad: When Jeb Bush talks about an “act of love,” does he mean illegals murdering Americans?

    08/31/2015 1:31:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection, who calls this “Willie Horton part two.”Trump clearly does mean to imply that murder is what Bush has in mind when he talks about “acts of love,” which of course is false. The lawbreaking that Jeb’s talking about in the ad is a reference to crossing the border because you can’t find work to feed your family back home. You can read the “act of love” comment in context here. And here’s the thing: If you do, you’ll see that Bush wanted people to notice it and remember it. “I’m going to say...
  • Poll: 73 Percent GOP Voters Prefer "DC Outsider" Experience

    08/31/2015 12:58:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | Caroline May
    A Quinnipiac University National poll reveals the current extent of voter frustration with the direction of the country and federal government. According to the survey, 71 percent of American voters said they are “dissatisfied” with the way things are going in the U.S. today, 41 percent of who said they are “very dissatisfied.”
  • Donald Trump: Pat Buchanan’s Heir

    08/31/2015 7:17:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/31/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    A pugnacious, television-savvy, anti-trade, anti-illegal-immigration candidate comes out of nowhere, attracts intense enthusiasm from an angry Republican grassroots, gets denounced by a disgusted media, and suddenly endangers the hopes of a presidential frontrunner named Bush. That was Pat Buchanan early in the 1992 presidential election; that is Donald Trump today. Buchanan is one of the most significant figures in modern Republican history, but he’s been a perpetual outsider since leaving the White House in 1987. Once a trusted adviser to Nixon, Ford, and Reagan, he never held office himself, though he ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 1992 and...
  • What is Hillary's Platform?

    08/30/2015 11:04:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    August 31, 2015 | Vanity
    I was trying to assemble Hillary's presidential platform off the top of my head. Expand open boarders Change religious beliefs Remove voting rules Free university education Abortion services Expand gun control Global warming laws Universal healthcare Women's rights Gay rights Black rights Illegal immigrant rights Minority rights [fill in taxpayer funded give-away] United Nations - global everything
  • Taking on immigrants in US could be time-bomb for Trump

    08/30/2015 6:31:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    AFP Via Yahoo News ^ | 08/30/2015 | Ramon Sahmkow
    Washington (AFP) - Billionaire Donald Trump has soared in opinion polls for the Republican presidential primary, but inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost him the crucial Latino vote in the 2016 White House race. "What Trump is doing is political suicide," says Patricio Zamorano, executive director of the consulting firm Infoamericas.info. Since launching his campaign in June, "The Donald" has catapulted to the top of the Republican polls, ahead of 16 other candidates, and at 28 percent this week he is streaking away from his nearest rival by 16 points. Immigration has dominated the agenda since then, with Trump, 69, promising...
  • A summer of Clinton stumbles gives way to an uncertain fall for Democrats

    08/30/2015 6:00:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The Washington Poat ^ | 8/29/2015 | Dan Balz and Philip Rucker
    MINNEAPOLIS — The Democratic Party, whose presidential race has been mostly overshadowed by Donald Trump and the Republicans, heads into the fall with its nomination contest far less certain than it once appeared and braced for a series of events that will have a significant effect on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign. Clinton’s standing has been eroded both by her own shaky handling of the e-mail controversy and by the populist energy fueling the challenge of Sen. (I-Vt.). Her weakened position in the polls has stoked talk about a possible late entry from Vice President Biden, which could dramatically change the...
  • Iowa Poll Suggests Dangers for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s Strengths

    08/30/2015 9:14:18 AM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Aug 2015 | Trip Gabriel
    In Iowa, when J. Ann Selzer talks, people listen.Many surprising findings in a new survey by Ms. Selzer, Iowa’s most respected pollster, are sure to be topics of elated or anxious conversations on campaign conference calls on Monday morning.Among the findings, released Saturday night: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s lead over Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has shrunk to just 7 percentage points; Donald J. Trump’s favorability with Republicans has sharply increased, suggesting he has room to increase his lead; and Democrats are largely untroubled about Mrs. Clinton’s email controversy – suggesting her vulnerabilities are deeper.With both parties’ nominating races entering a...
  • Vin Scully says next year is probably his last as voice of the Dodgers

    08/30/2015 9:06:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    A sweet moment with Vin Scully at his news conference Saturday to discuss returning to broadcast the Dodgers next year, suddenly took a dramatic turn to unwanted melancholy. It was a turn everyone knew would come one day. But still, hearing it from Scully took the air out of the room: Scully expects next year will be his last as the Dodgers’ broadcaster.
  • The difference between Trump and Biden on Tax Philosophy?

    08/30/2015 7:40:31 AM PDT · by parksstp · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2015-08-30 | Youtube
    Compare these 2 Videos of Trump and Biden Talking about Taxes and the Wealthy
  • Owned by Union, Amalgamated Bank Gives Lift to the Left

    08/29/2015 12:01:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | Nicholas Confessore
    When Ready for Hillary, a pro-Hillary Rodham Clinton “super PAC,” wanted to take out a million-dollar loan five months before it planned to go out of business, it turned to a bank that was founded to guard the savings of New York City garment workers.When the Democracy Alliance, an influential club of liberal donors, sought to recruit members in advance of the 2016 elections, the bank’s president helped to make introductions.And when workers-rights groups wanted to embarrass Walmart and the Gap for unsafe working conditions at factories supplying their stores, Amalgamated Bank, which manages $40 billion in pension fund assets,...
  • Bernie Sanders Warns Democrats They May Not Win in 2016 Without Him

    08/29/2015 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/29/2015 | Patrick Healy
    MINNEAPOLIS – Taking his outsider message into the heart of the Democratic establishment, Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, challenged hundreds of the party’s leaders on Friday to embrace his candidacy, warning that the huge crowds of supporters he has drawn may not vote for Democratic candidates in 2016 unless he is at the top of the ticket. Mr. Sanders, who has been gaining ground in the polls, was warmly complimentary at first in addressing the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting here, crediting the party faithful for fighting on behalf of working people and low-income Americans. But he soon turned...
  • Step Up on Immigration

    08/29/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    More than a few Republican graybeards are panicking about how the rise of Donald Trump is pulling at the seams of the GOP’s big tent. However, the Republican establishment itself has played a big role in creating this particular Frankenstein’s monster. In September 2014, I found myself in Lexington, Nebraska, population 10,230. I was at a campaign stop with the soon-to-be-elected junior senator from Nebraska, and it seemed as if voters in this small town wanted to talk about one issue in particular. Just a few weeks earlier—right before school was to start—the federal government had showed up in Lexington...
  • Can Hillary overcome the 'liar' factor?

    08/28/2015 7:15:52 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/27/2015 | STEVEN SHEPARD
    Hillary Clinton took a new tack this week when answering questions about her use of a private email account as secretary of state: She took responsibility and admitted she was at fault. “It clearly wasn’t the best choice,” Clinton said flatly on Wednesday, as she campaigned in Iowa. On Thursday, the reason for the change in tone came into sharper focus with a stunning new poll illustrating the extent to which voters don’t trust Clinton to tell the truth. While Republicans have been test-driving attacks against Clinton for a year and a half, no other line of attack has broken...
  • Security Has to Get Involved When Black Transgender Lives Matter Activists Disrupt Clinton Event

    08/28/2015 2:29:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/27/15 | Oliver Darcy
    Black Transgender Lives Matter activists disrupted a Hillary Clinton campaign stop in Ohio Thursday, demanding the Democratic frontrunner return donations from individuals affiliated with the prison system. Video captured GetEQUAL activists holding “Divest From Private Prisons” signs interrupt Clinton’s speech in Cleveland, yelling at the former New York senator as she spoke about the “challenges facing our communities.” “Senator Clinton! Five black trans women were found murdered in this country!” one woman shouted. “Senator Clinton! It is a state of emergency!” Clinton responded. “I will certainly be happy to meet with you later, but I’m going to keep talking,” she...
  • A Fading Campaign - Scott Walker’s no-good month

    08/28/2015 1:15:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 7, 2015 issue | John McCormack
    "...Is Walker’s dive a temporary blip or a sign of deeper problems with the candidate? The case for calm is fairly strong. There are five months and five more debates left until anyone must settle on a candidate. Trumpmania has overtaken the entire GOP field, not just Walker...[who] continues to lay the groundwork for long-term victory:..Yuval Levin,a leading conservative reformer,called “the most substantively and politically serious conservative health care reform we have yet seen from a presidential candidate.” There’s still hope for Walker that when the dust settles he’ll be the candidate left standing who can unite a fractious party.......The...
  • Quinnipiac: 'Liar, Dishonest' Most Used to Describe Hillary

    08/27/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/27/2015 | Michael Warren
    The most frequent words that come to mind when Americans think about Hillary Clinton are "liar" and "dishonest." That's according to a new national poll from Quinnipiac that asked more than 1500 registered voters to say the "first word" that comes to mind when they hear the Democratic presidential frontrunner's name. The most frequently mentioned word was "liar," with 178 people mentioning the word. Next on the list are "dishonest" at 123 mentions and "untrustworthy" at 93 mentions. There were some positive words for Clinton mentioned frequently, including "experience" (82 mentions) and "strong" (59 mentions). The same question was asked...
  • Donald Trump may be helping Ted Cruz with his 'endgame'

    08/27/2015 2:33:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/27/2015 | Hunter Walker
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is teaming up with his Republican presidential primary rival, Donald Trump, to host an upcoming rally attacking President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. The event, which will be held in Washington D.C. on September 9, is one sign of Cruz's comfort with Trump. In fact, according to a recent report, Cruz might actually think Trump can help him win. National Journal's Tim Alberta published a story Thursday that suggested Cruz and his team have a strategy to use Trump to their advantage. Alberta talked to Cruz, several of his allies, and experts who suggested the...
  • Ted Cruz invites Donald Trump to speak at anti-Iran deal rally at Capitol

    08/27/2015 11:51:05 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 54 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz has invited fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a rally against the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington, according to the senator’s campaign. The rally will be held at the Capitol and sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America, according to the campaign. The date, time and exact location haven’t been finalized. Trump told reporters in South Carolina on Thursday afternoon that he and Cruz were planning an event protesting the deal in Washington. The Daily Beast previously reported that the two campaigns were mulling joint events,...
  • Uh oh. New poll shows first word people associate with Hillary Clinton is “Liar”

    08/27/2015 7:18:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The latest Q-poll numbers have dropped and there aren’t really a lot of surprises in the top lines. (Well… there are a couple of exceptions but we’ll get to those in a minute.) What was really startling, though, was the results of the “open ended” questions about several of the candidates. Most specifically, the massively leading, top of the list responses for Hillary Clinton have to be giving her team nightmares. (Connecticut Post… emphasis added) Clinton leads the Democratic field with 45 percent, down from 55 percent July 30, with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 22 percent...
  • Joe Biden Unsure Of Whether He's Ready To Run For President

    08/27/2015 4:27:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Breitbart News,CNN
    Vice President Joe Biden revealed to members of the Democratic National Committee Wednesday that he is assessing whether he has “the emotional fuel” to run for the White House.
  • How Republicans Can Win Back Conservatives - Passing the emotional purity test

    08/26/2015 11:13:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The GOP is panicking. And it should be. Conservatives are sending an angry unambiguous message to the party. The message can be read not only in the rise of Donald Trump, but also in the rise of Ben Carson. Republican voters are choosing candidates who don’t talk or seem like politicians. They have lost all faith in the Republican Party. And it’s hard to blame them. Conservatives poured time, energy and money into a party that promised to counter Obama and take back America. The GOP controls both houses of Congress and conservatives have nothing to show for it. Support...
  • Ricky Martin Pens Powerful Takedown of Donald Trump: "Enough Is Enough!"

    08/26/2015 9:34:08 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 89 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | 08/26/2015 | Rebecca Rose
    "The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party, has the audacity to continue to gratuitously harass the Latin community makes my blood boil," Ricky wrote. "When did this character assume he could make comments that are racist, absurd, and above all incoherent and ignorant about us Latinos?" He went on to write Trump's intentions were transparent: "Basically tell barbarities and lies to remain relevant in the public opinion, for votes or simply to stay on the media's radar." But it was the attack on Ramos, "one of...
  • Donald Trump told Dreamers They'd Convinced Him on Immigration, They Say

    08/26/2015 8:40:46 PM PDT · by parksstp · 70 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | 08-26-2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. “You convinced me,” Trump said as the meeting ended.
  • Trump Reportedly Rules Out Third-Party Run (UPDATED)

    08/26/2015 6:13:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/26/2015 | by Matt Wilstein
    In the first moments of Fox News’ GOP debate earlier this month, Donald Trump was the only candidate on the stage would not vow to support the eventual nominee of the Republican Party, leaving the door open for an third-party campaign should he fail to secure the nomination. Now, The Huffington Post is reporting — in their Entertainment section, of course — that Trump has told “several top Republicans” that he has decided to rule out that possibility and commit himself fully to the GOP. Reporters Sam Stein and Ryan Grim cite “several sources” who were privy to the...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin speaks with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on "On Point"

    08/26/2015 4:28:12 PM PDT · by Plummz · 4 replies
    One America News Network via YouTube ^ | Aug 26, 2015 | Sarah Palin and Rand Paul
    YOUTUBE LINK -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZHRfcMReD4 "On Point" guest host Gov. Sarah Palin speaks with Senator (R-KY) Rand Paul on "On Point"
  • Frank Luntz: Trump Is First Person To Reach 100 In A Focus Group

    08/26/2015 10:25:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 25, 2015 | Staff
    On Tuesday's broadcast of FOX News' Hannity, pollster Frank Luntz revealed presidential candidate Donald Trump was the first person to ever score a perfect 100 during one of his focus groups.
  • Ted Cruz is just another smarmy politician

    08/26/2015 6:26:21 AM PDT · by libertarian neocon · 135 replies
    Libertarian Neocon ^ | libertarian neocon
    I've always liked Ted Cruz, he is the Republican who I agree with most on the issues.  He's free market, pro-life and for a measured foreign policy (less aggressive than Marco Rubio but more aggressive than Rand Paul).  Most importantly, he would stick to his ideals despite pressure from the establishment.  He may have made some tactical errors because of that but I couldn't help but admire him for his idealism.  He has been the candidate that I would have voted for if I didn't care at all about electability.  Unfortunately, his interview last night with Megyn Kelly unmasked him...
  • Bad news: A Hillary-Biden primary fight will get ugly: White guy steps in a woman’s path

    08/26/2015 6:10:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/26/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Stop snickering. The prospects of an internecine fight between Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden should have progressives worried, especially with Bernie Sanders still rising in the polls. Michael Tomasky rightly frets that a Biden entry while Hillary still remains in the race will have both sides “going for the jugular” — and in both cases, the jugulars are particularly large targets. But it’s Tomasky’s perspective on their biggest selling points that really displays how ugly this will get: He’s going to have to run a campaign that says, sub rosa: “I’m a stronger and safer nominee because she’s corrupt.”...
  • (Vanity) How do we solve a problem like the Donald?

    08/25/2015 10:27:54 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 171 replies
    Free Republic original content ^ | 08-25-2015 | grey_whiskers
    In the past couple of weeks, ever since the Fox News GOP debates (yes, plural, there was the "kiddie table" debate with Perry, Fiorina, and Jindal, among others), there is one name on the GOP side who has dominated not only the airwaves, but most of the time and efforts of the punditocracy. Donald Trump. He arouses wild excitement, and withering contempt; he is an object both of fear and of hope; and his support, like his opposition, comes from all demographic groups, many different political backgrounds, and is not limited to any one state or geographic region. He is,...
  • See Joe run...run Joe run...

    08/25/2015 5:31:15 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-25-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Kiss of death for Hillary? Obama reportedly gives Biden his blessing to run for president

    08/25/2015 2:19:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2015 | AllahPundit
    A leftover from last night that shouldn’t go unremarked upon. If it seems weird to you that Biden, the sitting VP and a guy who began serving in the Senate when Barack Obama was all of 11 years old, would need The One’s “blessing” to make a run at the big prize, it … seems weird to me too. But there was a chance, I guess, that O, as the head of the party, would tell Biden that Hillary’s their best bet at the nomination and that he’d push strenuously behind the scenes for Democratic donors and operatives to...
  • Trump leaving rivals in the dust

    08/25/2015 12:39:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Donald Trump’s lead over the Republican primary field is growing, with new polls putting him well ahead of his rivals in two early primary states. The real estate magnate has opened up a 24-point lead in New Hampshire, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, with 35 percent of likely GOP primary voters supporting him.
  • Trent Lott endorses John Kasich for president

    08/25/2015 11:04:12 AM PDT · by massmike · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 08/25/2015 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich collected another endorsement from a prominent Southern Republican on Tuesday. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott pledged his support to the governor, and will serve as a national co-chair on Kasich's campaign. Lott, 73, spent 35 years in Congress from Mississippi's delegation, and rose through the ranks of GOP leadership in the Senate to secure the top spot. His colleagues ousted him from that position after he made comments praising former South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond, who ran as a "Dixiecrat" for president in 1948. Thurmond's states' rights platform challenged the civil rights movement of the...
  • Why the Crashing markets increase the odds of a Trump presidency

    08/25/2015 10:40:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 08/25/2015 | Charles Gasparino
    Crashing markets and floundering economies amplify voter anxiety — just like they did in 2008, when they helped propel into the White House a one-term US senator and “community organizer.” So, is it really so crazy to think that voters might elect as president in 2016 a real estate developer with little policy experience but lots of experience in land speculation, building casinos and reality TV? After months of believing Donald Trump was a flash in the pan, I’m willing to concede that The Donald could become the GOP nominee — and possibly the next president of the United States....
  • Ed Gillespie campaign manager to work for Scott Walker

    08/25/2015 10:32:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Pilot Online ^ | August 25, 2015 | -Patrick Wilson
    Chris Leavitt, who ran a campaign for Republican Ed Gillespie last year that nearly upset incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, will be a consultant to Scott Walker's presidential campaign, according to a press release Tuesday. Walker's staff already announced that state Sen. Mark Obenshain would be Virginia campaign chair for the Wisconsin governor. Leavitt also managed Obenshain's campaign for attorney general in 2013, in which Obenshain lost to Democrat Mark Herring in a close race. In a statement, Leavitt said: "It is a privilege to join Gov. Scott Walker's campaign for president. I believe Gov. Walker is the leader our...
  • Trump may be 'impossible to take down,' top Republican pollster says

    08/25/2015 9:31:05 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 39 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 08/25/2015 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    LEXANDRIA, Va. — A new focus group commissioned by GOP pollster Frank Luntz shows Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is virtually invulnerable to attack by rival 2016 candidates and the media, leading Luntz to say that it is now "totally conceivable" that Trump will become the Republican Party's nominee for president. "The Republican leadership needs to wake up and see that the grass roots has abandoned them," said Luntz, the head of Luntz Global, a top GOP polling and messaging consultancy. "This is a different cat," Luntz added. "It's not like Ross Perot in 1992, where people were simply unhappy with...
  • Is Donald Trump an Agent of Divine Judgment?

    08/25/2015 7:26:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/25/2015 | By Matthew Schmitz
    I awoke from fitful sleep troubled by the thought that there is a God who is just. My unease had begun the previous evening as I tried to find an explanation for Donald Trump’s rise in the polls. None of the oracles I consulted—Nate Silver, Real Clear Politics, Upshot, Vox—could explain how a man with such offensive political views and even more offensive hair could become the Republican frontrunner. A terrifying thought kept pressing itself against me: Could Donald Trump be an agent of divine wrath, sent by God to punish a nation of haters and losers? I got...
  • Gallup: Hispanics Frown on Trump, but Not Rest of GOP Field

    08/25/2015 7:16:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies
    Gallup ^ | 08/25/2015 | Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- U.S. Hispanics are still getting to know most of the Republican contenders for president. At this point in the campaign, less than half have formed an opinion of any Republican candidate except Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. Partly because of this, Hispanics' views of most GOP candidates range from mildly positive to mildly negative. The sole exception is Trump, whose favorable rating with Hispanics is deeply negative.Gallup began tracking the images of all the major announced candidates for president nightly in early July. Since then, 14% of the roughly 650 Hispanics interviewed have said they view Trump...
  • How Trump could get the Economy Going: A glimpse of the bare bones of his economic plan

    08/25/2015 7:01:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/25/2015 | By Howard Richman & Raymond Richman
    The Dow Industrial Average fell by 358 points on Thursday and 531 points on Friday. Yesterday, after plunging more than a thousand points, it recovered to a “mere” 588 point loss. Economic growth has been slow, and another recession appears to be on the horizon. Could a President Donald Trump get the economy going again? So far he has only laid out the bare bones of his economic plan. But it has the makings of an excellent program. Balancing Trade First and foremost, he plans to negotiate balanced trade agreements and even threatens taxes on imports as a way to...
  • A Maserati, a Ferrari, - the VERY one per cent turn out to raise funds for Hillary Clinton's [tr ed]

    08/25/2015 6:23:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2015 | Laura Collins
    She has announced her intention to ‘shuffle the pack’ to help the beleaguered middle classes but when it comes to Hillary Clinton’s own fundraising efforts the deck seems pretty firmly stacked in favor of the rich and powerful. These exclusive pictures taken by Daily Mail Online show guests arriving at the Water Mill, Long Island home of Selma and Artie Rabin who hosted a fundraiser for Mrs Clinton on Saturday evening. Rabin is an apparel company magnate and the co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team. Mrs Clinton arrived first with her entourage in a blacked out SUV that turned...
  • DONALD TRUMP AND THE OTHER CLASS WARFARE

    08/25/2015 5:32:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    The rise and continuing popularity of Donald Trump reminds us that “class warfare” is an eternal constant of democracies, for as Plato said, every city is in fact two cities, “one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.” But possession of wealth is not the only factor in this eternal conflict between the few and the many. The masses of course resent the elites’ greater wealth, but even more they dislike the assumption of superior wisdom and virtue that elites have always claimed as justifications for their status. It is...
  • Is Ted Cruz the new frontrunner for the nomination?

    08/24/2015 1:56:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2015 | AllahPundit
    Ben Domenech sent a flutter through conservative Twitter this weekend with this tweet. Ted Cruz, the great tea-party hope, a favorite for the nomination?I think he’s right. Likeliest Republican nominee as of today: @tedcruz.— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) August 22, 2015 Why does Cruz look like a frontrunner now when he didn’t two months ago? Mainly, I think, because the “electable” candidates have all looked weaker than expected, and not just vis-a-vis Trump. It’s been fully eight months since Jeb Bush announced his exploratory committee and still no one’s excited. He comes off like a less charismatic, more centrist Mitt...
  • Trump open to big campaign donors - "moral investment"

    08/23/2015 10:58:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 23, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Although Donald Trump has suggested he would use his vast wealth to self-fund his campaign, freeing him from the control of special interests, the Republican frontrunner said Sunday he was open to major campaign donations. "We have a lot of small contributors. I would even take big contributors, as long as they don't expect anything, because the only people that can expect something from me is going to be the people that want to see our country be great again," Trump said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "I actually like the idea of investing in a campaign, but it has...
  • Democrats Look at Plan B: Joe Biden as a One-Term President, with Elizabeth Warren as His VP

    08/23/2015 5:39:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/23/2015 | John Fund
    Joe Biden had good reasons to huddle privately with Elizabeth Warren on Saturday at his official residence. The Massachusetts senator may have chosen not to run next year, but her populist rhetoric and agenda dominate the 2016 Democratic contest. Should Biden challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination, he will need either Warren’s neutrality or her blessing. Socialist Bernie Sanders isn’t the only candidate pounding the drums of class warfare. Hillary claims “the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” attacks high-level corporate salaries, and says that “we have to go beyond Dodd-Frank” in passing laws to...
  • Charles Barkley says he's leaning toward Kasich for president

    08/23/2015 5:28:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/23/2015 | By Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)Charles Barkley is leaning toward supporting John Kasich in the 2016 presidential race, the NBA hall-of-famer told CNN's Michael Smerconish Saturday morning. "Just looking and listening to him on television and reading a couple of articles about him, he's the one who has my attention right now," Barkley said. "He's the front-runner for me." The former Philadelphia 76er added that he appreciated Kasich discussing racial inclusivity in a recent interview with CNN's Dana Bash. "He talked about young black kids and giving them an opportunity. His idea of being a conservative is being inclusive," he said. "Most of the...
  • Harry Reid’s flashback video: ‘No sane country’ would allow anchor babies or reward illegals

    08/23/2015 12:31:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 8/22/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    As the mainstream media and liberal talking heads slam Donald Trump as a racist for wanting to get rid of birthright citizenship, they ought to take a look in the mirror. In a speech before Congress in 1993 and uncovered by conservative website The Right Scoop, Sen. blasted the fact that illegal aliens were given “rewards” for having babies in the United States. Heck, he even used the dreaded term “illegal alien.” “If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant?” Reid asked. “No sane country would do...
  • James Carville: Biden 'hasn't had the best track record' running for president [Popcorn time]

    08/23/2015 9:11:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/23/2015 | By Kyle Balluck
    Democratic strategist James Carville in an interview broadcast Sunday blasted a potential 2016 White House run by Vice President Joe Biden. "He's done it twice, and he hasn't had the best track record doing it," the longtime Clinton adviser told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York. Biden met with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday in Washington, D.C., CNN reported, amid buzz he is seriously weighing a 2016 Oval Office bid. It is seen as biggest indicator yet that Biden is seriously tempted by a presidential run next year. "I don't hold to...
  • Trump: Walker's state 'is really in trouble'

    08/23/2015 7:48:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 23, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump said on Sunday he is not intimidated by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, given his fellow GOP presidential candidate’s handling of the Badger State. “Well, I’m not worried because his state is really in trouble,” Trump told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” “I mean, it’s a fantastic place,” he said. “I love the people of Wisconsin, but if you look at what’s going on, they have a $2.2 billion deficit. They were supposed to have a surplus of $1 billion and they have $2.2 billion.” “There’s tremendous divisions throughout the state,” Trump added. “He...
  • Is Scott Walker a Racist?

    08/23/2015 5:24:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | August 23, 2015 | Dave nj 1
    "..................In my book, if you are pissing off liberals this much, you must be doing something right.The problem for the Left as it concerns Walker is that he is a tough cookie to crack. One Democrat in Wisconsin said that despite the situation and how dire it may seem for him, he always responds with a wink or a smile.Of course, Walker would not be the only Republican to be flirting with what they refer to as racist ethno-nationalists. Since most of their accusations and “proof” is rooted in code words and dog whistles, ethno-nationalist is a Leftist code word...
  • Do You Trust The liberal CNN/ORC polling outfit? How about Rasmussen, ABC News/WaPo or NBC News/WSJ?

    08/22/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 77 replies
    8/22/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was wondering why a polling outfit (CNN/ORC) is now all of a sudden trusted by conservatives? If not, then say so. If it is all of a sudden now trusted by conservatives...I thought that CNN is a liberal outfit and not to be trusted? Limbaugh seems to be going after CNN for their Morten Downey Jr. documentary on TV as somehow being used to juxtapose against Trump, and for their interviews of Trump supporters, and wondering if they are going to hand-pick the worst of the worst in those interviews to somehow paint all Trump supporters in a negative...