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  • Lyin’ Ted Cruz Now Denies He and Team Kasich Had any Alliance – Kasich Calls Cruz A Liar…

    04/28/2016 4:34:18 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 154 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | sundance
    Good Grief – Lyin’ Ted Cruz Now Denies He and Team Kasich Had any Alliance – Kasich Calls Cruz A Liar… Posted on April 28, 2016 by sundance Wow, talk about affirming a solidifying public opinion. Despite official campaign documents outlining their combined effort, Senator Ted Cruz now tries to say there was no alliance between Team Cruz and Team Kasich. A gobsmacked Team Kasich responds [via Twitter]: John Weaver ‎@JWGOP I can't stand liars. 11:57 AM - 28 Apr 2016
  • Gilmore on Trump's foreign policy speech (video)

    04/28/2016 11:49:25 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    Former presidential candidate Jim Gilmore and NBC News' Bill Neely analyze Donald Trump's foreign policy remarks, and discuss the strategy behind Trump's speech. Video Link
  • Poll: Donald Trump Holds Big Lead Ahead Of Oregon's Republican Primary(Trump 43%,Cruz 26% Kay. 17%)

    04/28/2016 3:34:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 78 replies
    OPB.org ^ | Updated: April 28, 2016 2:21 p.m. | Jeff Mapes
    A new poll of Republican voters in Oregon finds that Donald Trump has a double-digit lead in the state’s May 17 primary, while Ted Cruz is second despite pulling out of the state. The poll by the Portland-based Hoffman Research Group shows 43 percent support Trump. Twenty-six percent favor Cruz and 17 percent back John Kasich. It is the first public poll of the Republican presidential race in Oregon this year. Cruz has agreed not to campaign in Oregon and New Mexico in exchange for Kasich pulling out of Indiana. The two are trying to prevent Trump from getting a...
  • RNC official: Donald hitting 1,237 won't matter

    04/28/2016 1:45:22 PM PDT · by wrrock · 94 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/28/2016 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    Donald Trump may be the only Republican presidential candidate who can realistically hit the magic 1,237 number for the majority of delegates, but according to a senior Republican National Committee official that does not mean he will become the GOP presidential nominee. "Even if Trump reaches the magic number of 1,237 the media and RNC are touting, that does not mean Trump is automatically the nominee," Haugland said. "The votes earned during the primary process are only estimates and are not legal convention votes. The only official votes to nominate a candidate are those that are cast from the convention...
  • Italy says uncovers possible plot to attack Rome, arrests suspects

    04/28/2016 1:14:49 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/28/16
    Italian police issued arrest warrants on Thursday for six people suspected of conspiring to join Islamic State, and court documents said three of them had been discussing possible attacks on the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome. Four of the suspects - a couple living near Lake Como, a 23-year-old-man and a woman, all of them Moroccans - were detained in Italy on Thursday, Milan prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli told a news conference. The other two - a Moroccan man and his Italian wife - left Italy last year, traveled to Iraq and Syria and are still on the loose,...
  • Labour head's charity funds Palestinian terror incitement (UK)

    04/28/2016 11:17:10 AM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/28/2016 | Ari Yashar
    Interpal - outlawed group heavily backed by Jeremy Corbyn - exposed funding Gaza festival in which 7-year-old girl 'stabs Jews.' An horrific children's play in which a seven-year-old Palestinian girl "stabbed Jews" took place at a recent event partly funded by Interpal, a UK charity supported by Labour party head Jeremy Corbyn and MPs of his party, reports the UK Daily Mail on Thursday. Footage of the play, in which the girl pretends to stab two boys dressed as IDF soldiers who "shoot" her before a boy in a mask "shoots" them back with a toy semi-automatic weapon, was aired...
  • GOPe and Cruz threats to our dreams of freedom generate fear which can be a great motivator

    04/28/2016 8:55:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/28/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Fear is a great motivator. Fear will make us do things we never thought we were capable of and drive us to success in sometimes impossible situations. Fear is a very effective agent for overcoming complacency. Fear has driven Donald Trump’s supporters to the polls in numbers not seen before. And fear will generate a tsunami of votes that will crush Hillary Clinton next November. We are afraid of many things but mostly another four years of gangsters running our lives from Washington. We fear that Hillary Clinton would govern just like Barack Obama and maybe worse in some cases....
  • Rove on Cruz Being Mathematically Eliminated for First-Ballot GOP Nomination... (not important)

    04/27/2016 12:27:39 PM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    EXCERPT “That’s not really important,” Rove said of Cruz’s mathematical elimination. “Trump dismisses the multiple candidate, uses it for as an excuse, saying, ‘Well, I didn’t get 50 percent of the vote until the 39th contest until there were so many candidates’ and yet he turns around and says, ‘Well, you can’t — Cruz can’t get there because there are multiple candidates.’ Well, you know, it is what it is. The question is can Trump get there and can the ‘not Trump’ forces keep him from getting there? Because I think everyone agrees, on the second ballot he’ll bleed. There...
  • Clinton Fundraising Email Warns of ‘Wild Ride’ With Donald Trump As Her Opponent

    04/27/2016 12:43:37 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Rutz
    A new Hillary Clinton fundraising email wants donations to help handle the “wild ride” that awaits if her Republican opponent winds up being businessman Donald Trump. Deputy Communications Director Christina Reynolds assailed Trump’s remarks Tuesday evening after his sweep of five primary states where he said Clinton’s only asset was “the woman’s card.” Trump suggested Clinton would not even reach five percent of the vote if she were a man, and Reynolds said Trump’s “dangerous rhetoric” meant Clinton needed to be as prepared as possible: After Donald Trump won all five primaries last night, he launched into an absurd diatribe...
  • Donald Trump And The Knockout Punch

    04/27/2016 12:50:39 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 41 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Brody
    Donald Trump’s extraordinary Tuesday evening in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware got me thinking: if this GOP presidential process were a prizefight, the referee would have stopped it last night. The announcer would have exclaimed, “ Donald Trump, winner by knockout.” The impressiveness of Donald Trump’s clean sweep of the “Acela Primary States” on Tuesday isn’t in the victories themselves. Everyone knew that Trump would do well on Tuesday in the more moderate northeast. It’s the margin that’s notable. This was a shellacking. The knock on Trump was that he had a ceiling or that when other candidates...
  • Donald Trump Ford foreign policy worked

    04/27/2016 12:58:49 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 3 replies
    The Donald Trump effect: Ford will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories. Ford Motor Co will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories to start making a new automatic transmission and expand output of certain commercial trucks, the company said on Tuesday. Ford said the moves would support a total of 650 jobs but would not say how many new ones would be created. The announcement comes three weeks after Ford said it would spend $1.6 billion to build a new vehicle assembly plant in Mexico, drawing fire from Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. Ford has countered that...
  • Letter: What blacks want from white allies

    04/27/2016 1:01:42 PM PDT · by pabianice · 77 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 4/25/16 | Nielsen
    To The Editor, Two weeks ago the “Stand Against Racism” program presented a panel of black activists at the Honors College to talk about their experiences with prejudice. During the Q & A period an audience member asked the panelists what they wanted from whites who wanted to be allies to people of color. They didn’t have to think for more than a moment before the answers came pouring forth. This is what I managed to jot down (paraphrased): Come to our events. Share our social media postings and flyers. Link your organizations with ours. Don’t come to us looking...
  • MSNBC'S Hunt: Cruz Camp Saying Indiana Is Ted's Alamo

    04/27/2016 1:22:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” political correspondent Kasie Hunt said the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is describing Indiana is the candidate’s “Alamo.”
  • *vanity* Mark Levin still at it

    04/27/2016 8:13:50 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 105 replies
    04-27-2016 | Me
    What has happened to him? I used to listen to him religiously everyday on my way home from work. However, over the last 3 weeks or so, I rarely tune him in as I'm tired of his continuous Trump bashing. So today, I figured if I tuned him in, he'd finally admit that Cruz was done after the Trump rout last night. But what does he do on his opening monologue today? Yep, he continues his bashing and whining about Trump meeting up with Bobby Knight today. After 4-5 minutes of his crap, I finally tuned him out and listened...
  • Democratic Strategist: Trump Will Beat Hillary Like 'A Baby Seal'

    04/27/2016 11:12:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 27, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Democratic strategist Dave "Mudcat" Saunders believes Donald Trump will beat Hillary Clinton like a "baby seal," and that working class whites who haven't already left the Democratic Party for cultural reasons will due so now for economic ones. "I know a ton of Democrats - male, female, black and white - here [in southern Virginia] who are going to vote for Trump. It's all because of economic reasons. It's because of his populist message," Mudcat told The Daily Caller Wednesday. [Snip] "Hillary hasn’t been shot at yet. I hear on TV people taking about Bernie Sanders being negative, he ain’t...
  • Hillary Fan George Stephanopoulos [from "Bimbo Eruption" team] to Trump: ‘Sexist’

    04/27/2016 6:33:32 PM PDT · by VA Voter · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 27, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday continued his role as a Hillary Clinton surrogate, hyping criticism of Donald Trump as “sexist.” The former Bill Clinton operative singled out the businessman’s comment that “if Hillary were a man, I don’t think she’d get five percent of the vote.” Stephanopoulos demanded, “What exactly did you mean by that? It struck a lot of your critics as sexist.”
  • Bernie Sanders to Cut Hundreds of Staff Members and Focus on California

    04/27/2016 9:36:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Yamiche Alcindor
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Battered by four defeats in Tuesday night’s primaries, Bernie Sanders is planning to lay off hundreds of campaign staffers across the country and focus much of his remaining effort on winning the June 7 California primary. The Vermont senator revealed the changes a day after Hillary Clinton’s victories widened her delegate lead and left her all but certain to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech (Complete Speech on FR Server)

    04/27/2016 8:04:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    donaldjtrump.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | Donald Trump
    - April 27, 2016 - Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for the National Interest for honoring me with this invitation. I would like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country – one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace. It is time to shake the rust off of America’s foreign policy. It's time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold. The direction I will outline today will also...
  • Donald Trump's foreign policy: 'America first'

    04/27/2016 8:23:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 27, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond and Stephen Collinson,
    Donald Trump had a foreign policy sales pitch for U.S. voters and a blunt message for the world Wednesday: America comes first. The Republican presidential front-runner proposed a sweeping redirection of America's global role in a major speech, part of a string of planned addresses designed to flesh out what a Trump administration would look like and to establish leadership credentials ahead of an increasingly probable general election clash with Democrat and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
  • This Cruz/Fiorina event starts in 15 minutes ...

    04/27/2016 8:17:46 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/27/16 | Betsy Kline (Twitter)
    This Cruz/Fiorina event starts in 15 minutes ... (Video of the crowd at Cruz event at link) https://twitter.com/betsy_klein/status/725411055363567616
  • Graham rips Trump's 'nonsensical' foreign policy speech

    04/27/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 81 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | Brianna Gurciullo
    Sen. Lindsey Graham tore into Donald Trump’s speech on foreign policy, calling it “unnerving,” “pathetic” and “scary.” The South Carolina Republican former presidential candidate told WABC Radio on Wednesday that the speech was “nonsensical” and showed that Trump “has no understanding of the world and the role we play.” “This speech was unnerving. It was pathetic in its content, and it was scary in terms of its construct. If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is not fit to be commander in chief, this speech should’ve removed it,” Graham said. “It took every problem and fear I have with...
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread C [last regular thread]

    04/27/2016 9:02:50 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 79 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 27 April 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/28 (100th & Last Day)
  • Sen. Bob Corker releases statement on Donald Trump foreign policy speech

    04/27/2016 12:16:14 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    Sen. Bob Corker: Donald Trump "delivered a very good foreign policy speech". Read the whole statement...
  • Trump Foreing Policvy

    04/27/2016 12:15:01 PM PDT · by weston · 39 replies
    Donald J Trump.com | 4/27/2016 | Donald Trump
    DONALD J. TRUMP FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for the National Interest for honoring me with this invitation. I would like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country – one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace. It is time to shake the rust off of America’s foreign policy. It's time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold. The direction I will outline today will also return us to a timeless...
  • Carly- I agree with you!

    04/27/2016 10:58:58 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 23 replies
    Donald J. Trump Facebook / CNN ^ | March 10, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    "Ted Cruz is just like any other politician. He says one thing in Manhattan, he says another thing in Iowa, he says whatever he needs to say to get elected and then he's gonna do as he pleases. I think the American people are tired of the political class." - Carly Fiorina
  • Trump on foreign policy: Iran deal allowed it to become a ´great power´ at Israel´s expense

    04/27/2016 11:12:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/27/16 | Staff
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump said in his first future foreign policy speech on Wednesday that if elected president in November he would make US allies bear more of the financial burden for their defense, and be tougher on Iran, which has become a "great power" at Israel´s expense. In a major speech, Trump said that as president he would "shake the rust off America´s foreign policy" and rebuild the US military. Trump criticized the US´ relationship with its allies under the Obama administration, saying: "Our friends cannot depend on us. We have had a president who bows to our enemies...
  • Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech

    04/27/2016 10:58:55 AM PDT · by dynoman · 168 replies
    donaldjtrump.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Donald J Trump
    Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for the National Interest for honoring me with this invitation. I would like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country – one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace. It is time to shake the rust off of America’s foreign policy. It's time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold. The direction I will outline today will also return us to a timeless...
  • Donald Trump Waltzes to Victory in Connecticut–But Now the Very Humiliating Part for Ted Cruz

    04/26/2016 8:09:56 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 61 replies
    iNDEPENDENT jOURNAL REVIEW ^ | 4-26-2016 | Mallory Shelbourne
    <p>Donald Trump took home another win in the Blue State primaries Tuesday night after defeating John Kasich and Ted Cruz in the state of Connecticut.</p> <p>For Ted Cruz in particular, the night looked very bad, as will be explained further below.</p>
  • VICTORY: Mexico Just Admitted Trump's Won, Makes Humiliating Move to Save Face

    Since he announced his run for the White House, billionaire businessman Donald Trump has made the southern border one of his key issues. He's made no apologies for his remarks about drug dealers and rapists making their way to America via the porous border. His promise to build a wall has also been wildly popular among his supporters. Like many involved American politics, Mexico has finally come to terms with the idea that Trump and his ideas are not going away just yet. Those concepts have taken their toll on Mexico and its image, and it has decided it's time...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: HUGE Pennsylvania Delegate UPDATE

    04/27/2016 11:33:38 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 73 replies
    Trump killed it in Pennsylvania collecting 48 *assured* delegates in total–with the possibility of MORE joining Team Trump in just a short while. Despite all the naysayers, despite all those that said he was the product of low info voters, and even despite one of the most formidable ground games–Trump came out on top in Tuesday's contest. Taking a majority of the unbound delegates and carrying all 5 states during last night's primary showdown, Donald J. Trump is full steam ahead with all the momentum behind him. This showing in Pennsylvania was critical. It cannot be emphasized enough. Next week...
  • Here are a few questions for those who believe Trump will lose to Clinton

    04/27/2016 8:56:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 80 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/27/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If you are so convinced that Donald Trump will lose to Hillary Clinton in November and in doing so, pull down the whole Republican Party, here are a few questions to consider. “If he were to gain the nomination, which single state (I’ll make it easy) would Ted Cruz win that Mitt Romney did not win?” “Do you think that Donald Trump would roll over for Hillary Clinton without hitting her over and over again on the numerous crimes she has committed and vulnerabilities she has?” “You know, like McCain and Romney did for Obama.” “Do you imagine this would...
  • Trump passes Romney’s popular vote total, likely to break GOP record

    04/27/2016 6:06:39 AM PDT · by GilGil · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/2016 | Kyle Cheney
    With his five blowout wins Tuesday night, Donald Trump has passed Mitt Romney’s popular vote total from four years ago and is on a trajectory that could land him more Republican votes than any presidential candidate in modern history – by a lot. Trump surged to 9.9 million votes, according to totals that include Tuesday’s preliminary results across the northeast and could rise further as the final votes are counted. That’s already more than 100,000 more than Romney earned in the entire 2012 primary season and tens of thousands more than John McCain earned in 2008.
  • 76% of GOP Voters Rate Their Own Congress as Out of Touch

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

    04/27/2016 8:08:43 AM PDT · by Pelham · 27 replies
    OC Register ^ | April 26, 2016 | Pimentel, staff
    ANAHEIM - Anger filled the air in and outside Anaheim City Hall on Tuesday night as the council considered, but took no action, on a resolution denouncing "divisive rhetoric" by Donald Trump. Supporters and opponents of Trump rallied outside, where there was a pepper-spray altercation, and later filled the City Council chamber to speak about the Republican presidential candidate. After more than 5 hours of public comment and debate, the council voted 3-2 to take no action on whether to denounce the remarks by Trump and his comments on women, Latinos, Muslims, veterans, immigrants and refugees. Mayor Tom Tait was...
  • Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Endorses Paul Ryan Challenger Paul Nehlen

    04/26/2016 2:58:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/26/16
    Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund has endorsed Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary challenger businessman Paul Nehlen for the Republican nomination of Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. “[I]t is only after careful consideration, a thorough review of the incumbent’s record, much discussion with our grassroots activists, and a careful vetting of the challenger that we can announce our endorsement of Paul Nehlen for the GOP nomination for Congress in Wisconsin’s 1st district,” Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement. Martin said the decision to endorse Nehlen over Ryan was “not easy, nor something we take lightly” but...
  • Exclusive — Rep. Ron DeSantis: Paul Ryan’s GOP Leadership Team Fears Beltway Media

    04/26/2016 1:42:03 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Apr 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Truncated title. Full title: Exclusive — Rep. Ron DeSantis: Paul Ryan’s GOP Leadership Team Fears Beltway Media, Isn’t Holding IRS Accountable Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), a conservative running for the GOP nomination to replace Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the U.S. Senate in November, called out his own party’s leadership for its failure to hold the IRS accountable, years after the agency refused to comply with congressional investigations into its targeting of conservative groups. DeSantis is part of a small group of conservatives in the House pushing to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen. He tells Breitbart News that House Speaker...
  • Paul Ryan: 'We Don't Have' Votes to Pass a Budget(to the Democrats' liking)

    04/23/2016 6:05:19 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 27 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/22/16 | c burke
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is on the verge of failing to pass a budget, a setback reportedly highlighting the same internal GOP divisions that bedeviled his predecessor. "You need the votes to pass a budget," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters Thursday, Politico reports. "We don’t have them right now." According to CNN, Ryan doesn't need a budget since the two-year fiscal deal Ohio GOP Rep. John Boehner negotiated before stepping down as House Speaker last year set overall federal spending level for the next fiscal year. "But the budget drama is a big political black eye for Ryan and his...
  • Paul Ryan: I'm no John Boehner (Say he is more inclusive)

    04/21/2016 3:38:52 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/21/16 | Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN
    Paul Ryan wants everyone to know he's no John Boehner. "I think I do it better," the House speaker told CNN during an interview this week, adding that his leadership style is different than his predecessor, whose resignation last year shocked Washington. "Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis." Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2012, has won over conservatives by trying to showcase a more inclusive leadership style than Boehner. But he's still beset by the same internal divisions that led to Boehner's ouster -- as his...
  • Paul Ryan: ‘We Won’t Have a Government Shutdown’(taking everything off the table)

    04/21/2016 10:09:30 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/21/16 | J poor
    In a portion of an interview with Manu Raju that aired on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% discussed his tenure as House Speaker and what he’s doing, including how he is handling the job differently from his predecessor John Boehner. But also, he vowed there would be no government shutdown. “I think I would do it better,” Ryan said. “Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis. And so, because I was a person that wasn’t looking for this job, what I’m...
  • Exclusive Video: Ryan Challenger Paul Nehlen is FED UP with the Speaker(6min Intro/Article)

    04/20/2016 6:46:36 AM PDT · by DumpRyanCallToAction · 7 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 4/20/16 | Nate Madden
    Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) primary challenger is bringing in heavy equipment to unseat the Speaker of the House in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District.
  • Scott Walker’s GOP Ignores Cruz Delegate Slate in Wisconsin

    04/27/2016 7:46:55 AM PDT · by bigbob · 36 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 4-26-16 | Erick Erickson
    After a big win in Wisconsin earlier this month, it looks like the all-important statewide delegate selection process could leave Team Cruz at a serious disadvantage. I’m told by several people familiar with the situation that the constitution of the Republican Party of Wisconsin gives the presidential campaign that wins the state’s popular vote the prerogative of picking 15 of the 18 statewide delegates and 18 of the state’s 18 alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention. Though Governor Scott Walker endorsed Ted Cruz and clearly has a close working relationship with the Wisconsin GOP, the Republican Party of Wisconsin...
  • A Brother’s Mental Illness Influenced John Kasich’s Views

    PITTSBURGH — Gov. John Kasich often speaks about mental health in his campaign for president. He has defended his decision to expand Medicaid in Ohio by highlighting its benefits for mentally ill residents. He is probably the only Republican candidate this year to ask a crowd, “Do you know what it’s like for somebody to live with depression?” The question, posed at a rally in upstate New York recently, threw a hush over a room of 1,000 people. Mr. Kasich went on: “There are people here who know exactly what I’m talking about.” Mr. Kasich is one who knows. His...
  • CRUZ HAS HEATED EXCHANGE WITH TRUMP SUPPORTER

    04/25/2016 3:59:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 169 replies
    6 ABC PHILADELPHIA ^ | 25 APRIL 2016 | JESSICA HOPPER
    Columbus, Indiana -- Outside an Indiana ice cream shop today, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stepped off his campaign bus and was almost immediately confronted by an angry Donald Trump supporter. Kathy Hiel questioned Cruz about the delegate process, accusing him of rigging the system. The contentious exchange ended with Hiel saying Cruz isn't a natural-born citizen and Cruz saying that if Trump had been confronted by a voter challenging him, the Trump campaign would have threatened the voter with violence.
  • Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to make major announcement at 4pm ET

    04/27/2016 7:42:41 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 26 replies
    CNBC.Com ^ | 04/27/2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said he will make a major announcement at 4 p.m. on Wednesday but gave no other details. Cruz's campaign has begun hinting that he could name a vice presidential running mate as soon as this week, a move that would seek to consolidate more Republican support and create an image that he will be the nominee. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who made a failed presidential bid, is among the potential picks being vetted. Donald Trump, pressing his point that he views the nominating race as essentially finished, criticized that as a potential...
  • This time it really is the end of Trump. Really.

    04/03/2016 11:26:55 PM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 3, 2016 | By E.J. Dionne Jr.
    It’s time to go back to where we began: not only that Donald Trump will lose the Republican presidential nomination, but also that he could be so weakened by the end of the primaries that his party will not even have to worry about choosing someone else. I feel your skepticism. Hasn’t Trump so far defied all predictions of his demise? Absolutely. Hasn’t every claim that “now he’s gone too far” been wrong? Of course.
  • E.J. Dionne, April 3: This time it really is the end of Trump. Really.

    04/27/2016 7:26:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 27, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    This time it really is the end of Trump. Really. That was the title of the E.J. Dionne's column in the April 3 Washington Post. It was so spectacularly wrong in its prognostications that it really does deserve an award. Really. If only Dionne's column had been published two days earlier he could at least save some face by claiming it was just an April Fools joke. Unfortunately for Dionne, he doesn't have that out and will forever be known for perhaps the most hilariously wrong political predictions now and forever unto the end of time. It wouldn't be so bad for...
  • How the GOP Is On the Road Towards Certain Defeat

    04/21/2016 9:06:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/21/2016 | Ron Radosh
    Our convoluted primary system evolved to allow voters a more direct voice in choosing a candidate who can win a general election. Voters don’t always choose wisely -- after all, one party always loses. It’s a shame then -- in what should be a Republican year -- that GOP primary voters appear to want to lose the presidency once again.If the candidate at the top of the ticket is roundly defeated, the toll could also take down many Republicans running for the House and the Senate.The latest polls show that only one Republican candidate has a sure chance of...
  • Don’t count Donald Trump out just yet

    04/04/2016 7:27:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 4, 2016 | Eugene Robinson
    Not so fast, everybody. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, Wisconsin will not be the end of Donald Trump. It will not even be the beginning of the end. But it might be the end of the beginning. To be sure, Trump had a terrible, horrible, atrocious week. But imagine the worst-case scenario for him: He wins none of Wisconsin’s 42 convention delegates in Tuesday’s primary, while his nearest rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), wins them all. Even with that improbable result, Trump would have a huge lead over Cruz in the delegate race, 736 to 505. A Wisconsin shutout would make...
  • David Brooks: At Least Trump Crushed 'Dying Husk' of Reaganism in GOP

    03/30/2016 12:39:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 30, 2016 | Tim Graham
    David Brooks, the fake conservative half of public broadcasting on Friday – the one day they pretend to let conservatives on the taxpayer-funded airwaves – forecast on Friday's All Things Considered on NPR that Donald Trump has done one positive thing – destroyed the “dying husk” of obsolete Reaganism in the Republican Party. Naturally, his liberal radio counterpart E.J. Dionne agreed, hoping for a more liberal, domesticated GOP.
  • Trump debate withdrawal is backfiring big-time on Fox News

    01/27/2016 6:11:21 PM PST · by Mariner · 128 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 27th, 2016 | By Erik Wemple
    Donald Trump’s criticisms of Megyn Kelly have been weak, sexist, thin-skinned. His decision to back out of Thursday night’s debate is childish and reflects a fear of having to debate his competitors on issues facing the country. All that said, this dispute is turning into a spectacle with two losers. Fox News unwisely sent out a statement yesterday designed to mock the Republican front-runner for his decision to launch a Twitter poll on whether he should participate in the debate. Here’s what that statement said: We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to...