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  • Cash-strapped Rick Santorum campaign reshuffles staff

    08/04/2015 4:26:06 PM PDT · by iowamark · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/4/15 | Katie Glueck
    Several top staffers have left Rick Santorum’s campaign to create a new super PAC, a move spurred by the cash-strapped candidate’s anemic fundraising. Campaign manager Terry Allen, Iowa state coordinator Jon Jones and digital strategist Steve Hilliard — Allen’s son-in-law — departed several weeks ago, leaving the winner of the 2012 Iowa caucuses without a campaign manager and raising questions about whether Santorum can last until Iowa votes on Feb. 1 next year... The former Pennsylvania senator had among the worst fundraising hauls of the entire presidential field, raising only about $600,000 and spending about 60 percent of that in...
  • Ted Cruz: We Should Shut Down Government if Necessary to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 3:49:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/4/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Yesterday, Senate Democrats defeated an effort to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business by filibustering the bill and preventing a vote on it. Republicans were unable to secure the 60 voted needed to invoke cloture and stop debate on the bill, allowing an up or down vote.The Senate voted 53-46 on the cloture motion — failing to get the 60 votes needed to stop the Democratic filibuster against the de-funding measure.Now, some Republicans are saying the House and Senate should look at the possibility of shutting down the federal government in order to de-fund Planned Parenthood. But...
  • America Tires of Hillary Again

    08/04/2015 1:19:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Fox poll out yesterday, last night shows Donald Trump is just soaring. Trump is gaining ground on everybody in the GOP field and over Hillary. It's a Fox News poll, NBC poll, and in both of these polls, Hillary, the bottom is starting to fall out identically, exactly as it started to happen in 2008. And that's why the Democrats are starting to push out these stories about what a great guy Biden is and those gaffes that he makes, why, they just make him more lovable. That's old Joe. Telling the guy in a wheelchair to...
  • Sen. Cruz: We Should Not Rest Until We Have Done Everything in Our Power to Protect the Lives...

    08/03/2015 6:35:01 PM PDT · by Isara · 100 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | August 3, 2015
    Sen. Cruz: We Should Not Rest Until We Have Done Everything in Our Power to Protect the Lives of Unborn Children Calls for continued effort to defund Planned Parenthood WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tonight issued the following statement after S.1881, a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood, failed to reach the 60-vote threshold required for cloture: "Last week, the Senate had an opportunity to stop the unconscionable use of taxpayer funds to murder unborn children. Instead, Republican leadership blocked a recorded vote on amendments to defund Planned Parenthood. "Although the effort to reach cloture...
  • Krauthammer, Brit Hume comes down on Cruz: An act of ‘amazing hypocrisy’ to refuse to attack Trump

    07/28/2015 12:51:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 07/28/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Ted Cruz‘s epic battle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor flowed onto the Fox News set Monday when two influential personalities called out the Texas senator for not going after Donald Trump in the name of party solidarity — but being willing to attack one of his own party’s leaders. On Fox News’ “Special Report” Monday, commentator Brit Hume accused Cruz of hypocrisy. Ted Cruz‘s epic battle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor flowed onto the Fox News set Monday when two influential personalities called out the Texas senator for not going...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Ted Cruz Guilty of Committing ‘Act of Rather Amazing Hypocrisy’ (Guess?)

    07/27/2015 6:05:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 27, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Conservative political pundit Charles Krauthammer said Monday that Sen. Ted Cruz(R-Texas) is guilty of “rather amazing hypocrisy” for blasting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but failing to go after fellow Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The syndicated-columnist contended that because Cruz hopes to gain Trump supporters when the real-estate mogul drops out of the race, he won’t criticize him. Krauthammer said that left him guilty of hypocrisy....
  • Krauthammer: "Teflon Don" Trump Has Shown He's "Durable"

    08/04/2015 4:34:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that “Teflon Don” Donald Trump has show “he’s going to be a durable candidate” on Monday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel. Krauthammer said of Trump’s debate strategy, “I would think from his point of view, when you have the kind of lead he does, and the others have no particular incentive to attack you, because it might hurt the two of you, and leave the rest of the field unmolested, you’ve got a pretty good shot at just playing statesman and being quiet.
  • Cash-strapped Rick Santorum campaign reshuffles staff

    08/04/2015 4:32:11 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/04/2015 | Katie Glueck
    Several top staffers have left Rick Santorum’s campaign to create a new super PAC, a move spurred by the cash-strapped candidate’s anemic fundraising. Campaign manager Terry Allen, Iowa state coordinator Jon Jones and digital strategist Steve Hilliard — Allen’s son-in-law — departed several weeks ago, leaving the winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses without a campaign manager and raising questions about whether Santorum can last until Iowa votes on Feb. 1 next year. The reshuffling comes on the heels of another key departure — Karen Fesler, a prominent Iowa activist who had been aiding Santorum’s efforts in the state. She...
  • ABC'S "The View" To Huckabee: Iran Deal Statements "Dangerous","You Don't Have To Be Trump"

    07/28/2015 1:05:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on ABC’s “The View” co-host Rosie Perez reacted to Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee saying the Iran nuclear deal was Obama leading Israelis to the “door of the oven” and said it was “dangerous,” to comparing the Obama administration and other world leaders to “Nazis and Hitler.”
  • Kelly Osbourne: I 'f--d up' by comparing Latinos to toilet scrubbers

    08/04/2015 1:24:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 4, 2015 | Derrick Bryson Taylor
    Kelly Osbourne is admitting she “f—-d up” big time. On Tuesday’s episode of “The View,” Osbourne made an inflammatory comment about Latinos while trying to bash presidential candidate Donald Trump. Discussing his proposed immigration policy, Osbourne blurted out, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?” Immediately afterward, an unsettled feeling came over the panel and it appeared as though Osbourne realized she had just put her foot in her mouth. Osbourne later told Page Six, “I want to start by saying I always take responsibility for my...
  • Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, may have 'delivered favors' for friends, IG finds (grabbed tax dollars)

    08/04/2015 3:11:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 48 replies
    WashingtonExaminer.com ^ | 8/3/15 | Sarah Westwood
    An IG probe uncovered evidence that Hillary aide, Huma Abedin, took advantage of her special State Dept employment status that involved potential conflicts of interest, and Abedin pocketing overpayments of tax dollars. In a letter to Secy of State John Kerry, Sen. Chuck Grassley (Rep-Iowa), Senate Judiciary Committee chair, said an IG probe suggested Huma Abedin leveraged her State Department job to benefit her two other employers at the time: the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm, Teneo Strategies founded by Doug Band longtime aide to Bill Clinton, which boasted the ex-president as a paid board member when launched in...
  • WSJ/NBC Poll: Hillary Clinton Down 15 Points in Favorability Since June

    08/04/2015 1:04:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 3, 2015 | Alyssa Canobbio
    A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out Tuesday found that voters’ opinion of Hillary Clinton has dropped. [Snip] In June, the share of voters with a negative view of Clinton was 36 percent. In the newest poll, that number has jumped to 42 percent unfavorable.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Trump May 'Blow Up' the 'Establishment' Debate Formula

    08/04/2015 5:52:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 3, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Limbaugh said it would make sense that Trump would challenge the debate format. "I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Donald Trump's objective is to blow up this whole format," he said. "Because it's predictable. It's stale…. I think at some point, Trump's gonna say how stupid he thinks this is and how unproductive he thinks this is and how basically what a waste of time." Limbaugh concedes the high-flying real estate billionaire probably won't use those words, "because he's there." "But he'll talk about how it's not productive toward choosing a candidate, that it just muddies the waters, and...
  • Donald Trump is not a clown: Signs say he actually wants to win — and his books (edit for size)

    08/04/2015 5:35:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 5:00 AM | Errol Louis
    I can’t count how many friends and strangers have stopped me on the street with a variation on the question: When is Donald Trump going to drop out of the race for President? I inevitably answer that I don’t have the slightest idea — and neither does anybody else — but we should assume that, like any candidate, he’ll try to remain in the race until the outcome becomes obvious. When that might happen is anybody’s guess, although a fair number of pundits and journalists have already concluded, prematurely in my view, that the end of Trump’s political career is...
  • Peace-brokering? Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch talked by phone

    08/04/2015 12:14:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/4/15 | Brian Stelter
    <p>Two weeks ago Rupert Murdoch said Donald Trump was embarrassing "the whole country." But now the two Republican party power brokers may be brokering peace.</p> <p>The two men recently spoke for the first time since Trump entered the presidential race back in June, according to people with direct knowledge of the call.</p>
  • Peace-brokering? Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch talked by phone

    08/04/2015 12:11:44 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    Two weeks ago Rupert Murdoch said Donald Trump was embarrassing "the whole country." But now the two Republican party power brokers may be brokering peace. The two men recently spoke for the first time since Trump entered the presidential race back in June, according to people with direct knowledge of the call. It was just a phone conversation, not an in-person meeting, but it was cordial and forward-looking, the people said. It took place about a week ago. Why does it matter? Because Trump has become the Republican presidential front-runner and a political force to be reckoned with, despite eye-rolling...
  • CBS News poll: Donald Trump leads GOP field in 2016 presidential race (Trump 24% Bush 13%)

    08/04/2015 11:55:31 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    cbs ^ | August 4, 2015, 7:00 AM | Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto, and Fred Backus
    Donald Trump (24 percent) leads a fractured Republican field in the race for the GOP nomination in the latest national CBS News Poll. Behind him are Jeb Bush (13 percent) and Scott Walker (10 percent). Trump leads among a wide array of Republican primary voters. He appears to have tapped into public anger toward Washington: he holds a large lead among Republican primary voters who say they are angry. And 79 percent think Trump says what he believes, rather than what people want to hear, far higher than the other candidates tested. Donald Trump: I pay as little as possible...
  • Donald Trump leads the Republican field in University of Akron/Zogby Analytics poll

    08/04/2015 11:41:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be another poll to wrestle with as the deadline nears for setting Thursday night's Republican debate stage, the University of Akron is out this afternoon with a fresh survey. Akron's Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, partnering with Zogby Analytics, finds real estate mogul Donald Trump leading at 25 percent among likely GOP voters. It's not clear whether Fox News Channel, which is broadcasting the debate and calling the shots, will include the poll among the five it will use to pick the 10 candidates who will be invited on stage...
  • Fox News host compares Donald Trump to a 'pit bull,' Jeb Bush to a 'metrosexual purse dog'

    08/04/2015 11:01:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 108 replies
    Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes finally answered the question that political pollsters have been struggling to answer: Why is Donald Trump so popular across so many demographic groups? His theory is that while "everybody is trying to be the kinder, gentler, you know, the compassionate conservative," that's not what the "average American" actually wants. He broke it down further, using a dog analogy. "The average American," Starnes explained, "they don't want one of those metrosexual purse dogs, they want a pit bull in the White House." Donald Trump, presumably, is the pit bull. A candidate such as Jeb Bush,...
  • Gawker Tries to Get Payback on The Donald by Giving Out Cell Number (Dis Trump Campaign Get Caught?

    08/04/2015 10:57:28 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    IJReview ^ | 8/4/2015 (20 minutes ago) | Joe Perticone
    ... he did respond to Gawker's piece having a campaign spokesperson tell Politico he no longer uses the number because he has "several" phone numbers. ...
  • Deconstructing the Trump phenomenon

    08/04/2015 10:52:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/15 | David Hunter
    In many ways, Mr. Trump is the wild card in American politics From the perspective of all of us “average Joes,” I think it is fair comment that virtually anyone running for U.S. president these days is, by definition, a shameless self-promoter—with something of a God-complex—or a loose screw. With the multitude of problems in the world, who would want the pressures that come to bear or that fish bowl existence? Although likely to flame out as shooting stars are wont to do, Mr. Trump is channeling the very real “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take this...
  • Donald Trump: The new Rob Ford

    08/04/2015 10:46:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Appeal of their message to their base: Making America great again, Stopping the gravy train Ever snce Donald Trump began surging in polls in the race for the Republican nominee for president, the Toronto media has compared his rise to that of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford. The comparison is allowing the Ford haters, of which are many in the media, to say that Trump’s appeal is the same as Ford’s. While some of them “get it,” many have no idea what attracts ordinary people to Ford and Trump and using Trump as an excuse to take another shot at...
  • Trump makes debate must-see TV -- on Fo

    08/04/2015 10:29:18 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 7 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | August 4 | Peter Lucas
    Mockery precedes learning the hard way. That is from Toba Beta in his book Master of Stupidity. People who mocked both conservative Fox News and Donald Trump are now clear examples of that. Both Fox News and Trump, once ridiculed by the establishment media, as well as the elitist television talking heads, are now the driving forces in the 2016 campaign for president. Who would have thought this was possible?
  • Focus group battles it out over Trump: ‘One of the best focus groups I’ve ever done...<tr>

    08/04/2015 10:25:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | Carmine Sabia
    No candidate elicits responses from the electorate like Donald Trump, and that was proven again by conservative pollster Frank Luntz. Luntz, appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity” Monday night, showed video of a focus group he did with Republican voters on the topic of Trump, and the responses were plentiful. “It was one of the best focus groups I’ve ever done,” Luntz said. “This is what Trump is causing all across the country. This wonderful explosion of passion.” Some in the group loved Trump because he speaks his mind, while others disliked his rhetoric and tone. Luntz said he believes Trump...
  • Boy, was I wrong about Donald Trump. Here’s why.

    08/04/2015 10:25:32 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/4/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump is now doubling the rest of the Republican field in the average of the last five national polls. And polling out of early states like New Hampshire puts him in the pole position in those places too. All of which makes having written a piece on June 17 headlined, "Why no one should take Donald Trump seriously, in one very simple chart" that argued why, well, no one should take Donald Trump seriously, pretty embarrassing. Not to mention wrong.
  • The Donald Could Prove Hillary’s Trump Card

    08/04/2015 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    National Review ^ | August 4, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic party have reason to be concerned. But both of them may yet be rescued by “The Donald,” who can turn out to be their Trump card. Donald Trump has virtually no chance of becoming even the Republican party’s candidate in 2016, much less being elected President of the United States. The reason is not hard to understand: Republican voters simply do not trust him, as the polls show. Nor is there any reason why...
  • Donald Trump Suggests Shutting Down Government Over Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 9:55:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 4, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Donald J.Trump suggested he supported shutting down the federal government to stop funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of videos that show officials with the group discussing fees for tissue from aborted fetuses. In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday, as the Senate voted down a measure to stop federal financing for the group, Mr. Trump called the clips “disgraceful.” Mr. Trump cited the efforts to shut down the government in order to halt funding for the Affordable Care Act, a movement in 2013 led by Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas and a candidate...
  • Trump has a new answering machine message

    08/04/2015 9:15:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    WBAL ^ | 8/4/15 | Jeremy Diamond
    One day after Gawker published one of presidential candidate Donald Trump's old cell phone numbers, the real estate mogul is taking control of the situation by changing his voicemail and taunting the media outlet on social media. "Thank you @gawker! Call me on my cellphone 917.756.8000 and listen to my campaign message," Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. Call the number Gawker published Monday and you'll hear from The Donald himself. "Hi, this is Donald Trump and I'm running for the presidency of the United States of America. With your help and support, together we can make America truly great again," Trump...
  • What I think of Donald Trump/Ted Cruz...

    08/04/2015 10:39:12 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 39 replies
    04 Aug 2015 | US Navy Vet
    I think that US Senator Jesse Helms would have been more than proud of both men.
  • For GOP 'kids,' no Trump could mean better debate: Why the second-tier GOP debate will be better

    08/04/2015 12:18:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/04/2015 | Byron York
    Some political insiders have dismissed the upcoming debate for second-tier Republican presidential candidates as the "kids' table" debate. But for the low-ranking hopefuls who take part, the kids' debate might turn out to be as big an opportunity to move ahead as the first-tier faceoff scheduled for later on Thursday. For five reasons: 1) Donald Trump won't be involved. The top ten debate is in grave danger of becoming the Trump show. Even top GOP candidates' performances will be evaluated relative to Trump, making it harder for them to make a good impression on their own. 2) The second-tier debate...
  • Biden Poses With Sam Power, Who Called Hillary "Monster"

    08/04/2015 12:12:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 4, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Joe Biden, who is considering a run for president, posed today in front of reporters with Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Should Biden decide to run for president, he'd face Hillary Clinton, whom Power called a "monster" in the 2008 campaign.
  • Kelly Osbourne Asks Donald Trump: Who Will Clean Your Toilet If You Kick Latinos Out of the US

    08/04/2015 11:56:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/4/15 | Joe Otterson
    Kelly Osbourne stuck her foot firmly in her mouth on Tuesday’s episode of “The View” when she made an unfortunate remark during a discussion on Donald Trump’s favorability among Latino voters. “If you kick every Latino out of this country, who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump?” Osbourne said. Her statement was met with an awkward groan from Raven-Symone before co-host Rosie Perez said, “Latinos are not the only people doing that.” Osbourne quickly back-pedaled, saying “I would never mean it like that. I’m not part of this argument.”
  • Liberal Celebrity : “If You Kick Every Latino OutThen Who Is Going to Clean Your Toilet?”

    08/04/2015 11:34:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Liberal celebrity Kelly Osbourne inserted foot in mouth on The View today. Her attack on Donald Trump sort of backfired when she exposed herself as a heartless racist. TMZ reported: Kelly Osbourne stepped into it on “The View” Tuesday, challenging Donald Trump’s statement about Mexicans and asking if he has his way … who will clean his toilet. Osbourne quipped, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”
  • The Donald Phenomenon — Part II

    08/04/2015 10:10:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/4/15 | Ed Wood
    Donald Trump’s burst upon the political scene has caused the most excitement in Washington since stripper Fannie Foxe, the girlfriend of House Ways and Committee Chairman, Wilbur Mills (D-AR), jumped from his limo into the Potomac River tidal basin at 2 AM to escape incarceration by the Capitol Police. But in an effort to better understand presidential candidate Trump, I turned to his autobiography, TRUMP – The Art of the Deal. In Part I of The Donald Phenomenon, we learned that “The Donald” is brash, dedicated, determined, and isn’t easily deterred from seeking his objectives. Hillary and friends are saying...
  • A Trump Update

    08/04/2015 8:53:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 36 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/4/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Can you imagine someone who calls herself an attorney wanting to pump her breasts during the middle of a legal deposition in a pending lawsuit? Couldn’t all of that wait just a little longer? After I stopped laughing–and I have to say, I haven’t laughed that hard at the women libbers in a long time–I began to cluck, cluck at the total lack of professionalism this woman exhibited. For she threw down her gender card in an attempt to gain an advantage in a male dominated bastion and Donald Trump walked out on her, as well he should have done....
  • An early (accurate) prediction about the Trump candidacy (Jack Cashill - short but good)

    08/04/2015 6:16:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jack Cashill
    “Donald Trump is already doomed: Why his campaign is a bigger disaster than his hair,” screamed the headline of a July 6 Salon headline. The TV billionaire has only just announced his candidacy--yet he's already made enough mistakes to last a lifetime. In fact, Trump was not doomed at all. On June 10 of this year, a week before Trump announced his candidacy, I explained why. “The Republican nominee for president,” I wrote, “will be that candidate who best learns that there is no future in apologizing.” When I wrote this, I had no idea Trump was planning to run...
  • Trump: Harvard students 'fraudsters and liars'

    08/03/2015 5:51:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/15
    The Trump campaign is hitting back at the Harvard students who pulled an elaborate prank on the Republican presidential candidate, convincing him that he had been endorsed by the school’s student paper. “The students who perpetrated this are fraudsters and liars, but frankly it was a waste of only a few minutes,” Donald Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Hill. Trump was tricked by members of The Harvard Lampoon masquerading as Harvard Crimson staffers into a photo op, under the guise that he was being endorsed by the paper. In reality, the endorsement was part of an ongoing prank war...
  • Could Koch brothers take out Donald Trump?

    08/03/2015 6:07:23 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 3 2015 | CNN
    Dana Point, California (CNN)Donald Trump wasn't invited to address some 450 top conservative donors who gathered here at a lush oceanfront hotel for a policy-focused retreat hosted by the Koch brothers and their powerful political network.
  • Fox News Poll: New high for Trump, new low for Clinton

    08/03/2015 3:28:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2015 | Dana Blanton
    Trump receives the backing of 26 percent of self-identified Republican primary voters -- up from 18 percent in mid-July and 11 percent a month ago. That’s not only the highest level of support for Trump, but it’s also the highest any GOP candidate has received since the Fox poll began asking the question in December 2013. [Snip] Switching to the Democratic side, Clinton is still the favorite among self-identified Democratic primary voters. She receives 51 percent while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders comes in at 22 percent. Yet that is Clinton’s worst showing -- and Sanders’ best. Support for Clinton was...
  • Sowell: The Trump Card

    08/03/2015 1:26:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 110 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 4, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    With Hillary Clinton's multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic Party have reason to be concerned. But both of them may yet be rescued by "The Donald," who can turn out to be their Trump card. Donald Trump has virtually no chance of becoming even the Republican Party's candidate in 2016, much less being elected President of the United States. The reason is not hard to understand: Republican voters simply do not trust him, as the polls show. Nor is there any reason why...
  • Bobby Jindal: Arrest Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities As Accessories To Illegal Alien Crime

    08/03/2015 11:08:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is calling on mayors of sanctuary cities to be arrested as accomplices to the crimes illegal aliens receiving special treatment in their cities commit. “Absolutely, I would hold them as an accomplice,” Jindal said on Boston Herald Radio on Monday morning, as reported by BuzzFeed, Jindal said of mayors of sanctuary cities. “Make them criminally culpable. I’d also make them civilly liable so that families, victims’ families could sue. Especially if the prosecutor isn’t taking action or the mayor’s not changing their ways, I’d allow the families to go to court...
  • Carly, Don’t Fall For The Fox Trap

    08/03/2015 11:01:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Josh Pinho
    Six months before a single primary vote is cast, Fox News and the RNC are making a historic move — they have decided to make the decision for the voters and arbitrarily limit the GOP field to ten. They have chosen who constitutes a serious candidate and who constitutes a B-lister based on the average of several early national polls. The use of national polling itself is problematic, as it gives a clear advantage to well-funded candidates with a clear national presence, while putting grassroots movements at a significant disadvantage. It also prioritizes celebrity over substance. In spite of her...
  • Bobby Jindal: Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities Should Be Arrested

    08/03/2015 10:59:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 8/3/15 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “I would hold them as an accomplice. Make them criminally culpable.” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told Boston Herald Radio on Monday morning that mayors of sanctuary cities should be arrested. “Absolutely, I would hold them as an accomplice. Make them criminally culpable,” the Republican presidential candidate said when asked if he’d arrest mayors of sanctuary cities . “I’d also make them civilly liable so that families, victim’s families could sue.
  • Ted Cruz Has Earned a Second Look From Us All

    08/03/2015 10:57:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 125 replies
    RedState ^ | August 3rd, 2015 at 12:00 PM | Leon H. Wolf
    I like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% a lot as a Senator, but I have never been a huge fan of his candidacy for President – at least until now. Generally speaking, I prefer governors to Senators, and I have an especial wariness for first term Senators. Additionally, I have questions about Cruz’s ability as a coalition builder and I know that he is a polarizing figure, even within the conservative movement.However, episode three billion in the GOP Failure Theater tour, this time featuring Planned Parenthood failure theater, has pushed me into the camp that makes me want, more than...
  • Josh Earnest Talks Like Obama Hearts Biden Over Hillary

    08/03/2015 10:16:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, Josh Earnest said that President Obama believes that picking Biden as his VP was the "smartest decision he ever made in politics." Joe Scarborough drew the mischievous-but-logical inference that Obama must thus believe it was smarter than picking Hillary as his Secretary of State. Though Mika interrupted to say that's not what he meant, Earnest never said boo to counter Joe's interpretation. Earnest later said that if Biden chooses to run, he could make a "strong" case for his candidacy. He added that other Dem candidates could make "quite" a strong case. Note the qualifier. And...
  • Va. Republicans to fire McAuliffe’s Supreme Court pick, install their own

    08/03/2015 9:39:35 AM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2015 | Jenna Portnoy
    RICHMOND — Virginia Republicans will reject Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s pick for the state’s newest Supreme Court justice and install their own choice, igniting a political firestorm that will come to a head when lawmakers return to Richmond in two weeks. McAuliffe’s nominee, Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Jane Marum Roush, has already been sworn in, meaning Republicans will take the rare step of unseating a justice after she has taken the bench. Leaders of the GOP-controlled General Assembly announced they plan to elect Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston, Jr., who previously served on the Prince William County circuit...
  • My Man Ted

    08/03/2015 10:21:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    townhall ^ | August 3, 2015 8:15 AM | JAY NORDLINGER
    As longtime readers may remember, Ted Cruz and I are old, dear friends. We met on the 2000 George W. Bush campaign. I had taken a six-week leave of absence from National Review; Ted was a domestic-policy adviser. We “bonded,” to use an Oprah-esque word. We had many a late-night discussion at Earl Campbell’s barbecue joint, and other places. Did I mention that the campaign was headquartered in Austin? I guess I didn’t. It was.Speaking of bonding, Ted met an economic-policy whiz named Heidi Nelson on that campaign. They were later married. I first wrote about Ted, at least in...
  • Jeb Bush talks Paleo diet, 'bully' Trump in new interview

    08/03/2015 10:41:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 8/3/15 | SCOTT SUTTON
    While former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign coffers might be stuffed, the presidential candidate himself is looking quite lean. In his first television interview in the crucial swing state of Iowa, Bush revealed that he has lost about 40 pounds over the last six months “by eating right and working out.” -snip- Bush also discussed the man leading the large GOP pack at the moment: Donald Trump. “You only empower bullies by ignoring them,” Bush said. “You have to stand up to them.”
  • Rupert Murdoch Changes Tune on Trump Ahead of Fox Debate

    08/03/2015 10:36:39 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 43 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 8/03/2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Apparently a lot can change in two weeks. With the first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 cycle set to air on Fox News Thursday night, Rupert Murdoch used his prolific Twitter account to offer up this bit of political analysis over the weekend: Fox Thursday debate vital for all candidates. If Trump gets thru unscathed it will be big win. Time for all to understand his support. — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) August 2, 2015 That is far cry from the sentiment Murdoch put forward about Donald Trump two weekends earlier: When is Donald Trump going to stop embarrassing his...
  • Donald Trump Blasts New York Times’ Jeb Bush ‘Con Job’ Story

    08/03/2015 9:34:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/3/15 | Jordan Chariton
    As long as the earth is still orbiting around the sun, Donald Trump will be criticizing the media. The GOP presidential candidate took the New York Times to task on Monday for what he deemed a “con job” story about Jeb Bush seeing Trump’s surge in the polls as a positive for his candidacy. “Bush is pretending that the “Trump surge” is great for him and the @nytimesworld is reporting Bush “delight” – con job, a Bush nightmare!” he tweeted. The piece that peeved Trump referenced Bush’s “barely concealed delight” that Trump’s rise has minimized other candidates vying to challenge...