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  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XXIV

    02/11/2016 9:07:05 PM PST · by Windflier · 34 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11 February 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
  • The Enemy Within­–and It's Not Donald Trump

    02/11/2016 4:07:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Despite calls from people who claim they will flee the county if Donald Trump is elected president, this new book is sort of a timeout from the partisan noise. As some already know, especially the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, both sides are up to their necks concerning the expansion of government power. In short, Democrats federal expansion when it comes to social services and the welfare state; Republicans act in a similar manner when it comes to national security policy and the Pentagon. Both areas are fraught with danger concerning trampling American civil liberties and constitutional rights,...
  • South Carolina Polls: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Far Ahead — Can They Be Caught?

    02/11/2016 4:24:17 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 92 replies
    Inquisitr / New York Daily News ^ | 02/11/2016 | Danny Cox
    Both of these pubications published the same article today, with the New York Daily News titling it "Trump, Clinton Leading Polls as Candidates Head to Nation's Next Primary in South Carolina". This poll shows Trump leading by a larger margin than other polls I've seen today. Thought folks should have access to this informtion also. Trump 36.0% - Cruz 19.7% - Rubio 12.7% - Bush 10.0% - Carson 8.7% Please read more at the above link, or this one: LINK the New York Daily News site.
  • Former Obama Defense Chief Says Hillary Should Drop Out

    02/11/2016 4:27:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/11/16 | Tyler O'Neil
    **SNIP** "I think Hillary Clinton, for the good of the country, should step down and let this FBI investigation play out," Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret.) told The Daily Caller. Flynn led the DIA from July 2012 until August 2014. He said anyone who compromised intelligence at this level of classification has no business running for president. The documents "had to be moved off electronically or removed out of the secure site physically, then it had to be put onto an unclassified email system," Flynn said. "Someone who does this is completely irresponsible, but totally unaccountable and shows a...
  • Jeffrey Epstein underage abuse victims sue government saying they were kept in the dark...

    02/11/2016 4:12:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/16 | Chris Spargo
    Jeffrey Epstein underage abuse victims sue government saying they were kept in the dark about 'sweetheart deal' giving billionaire immunity after he pleaded guilty to hiring teen for sex A decade after police began an investigation into claims that financier Jeffrey Epstein had solicited teenage girls for sex, two women who the government designated as underage victims at the time have filed a lawsuit over his 'sweetheart deal.' The women, identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, claim in court papers filed Wednesday that they were unaware of the secret deal being made between the defense team and...
  • Trump Reaches Settlement With Univision Over Miss USA Fracas

    02/11/2016 3:14:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/11/16 | Sam Reisman
    The lawsuit between Donald Trump and Univision over the Miss America pageant ended Thursday with an amicable settlement, the terms of which are being kept confidential. "I'm glad we are able to put these differences behind us," Trump, the consummate deal-maker, said. -snip- "I have known Donald Trump for many years in both a personal and professional capacity and we are pleased to settle this matter and move forward," Randy Falco, the CEO of Univision, said Thursday.
  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 3:25:42 PM PST · by Mariner · 143 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | February 11th, 2016 | BySara Jerde
    Heidi Cruz said Wednesday that her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), was showing America "the face of the God that we serve" through his faith-based Republican presidential campaign. Cruz said in an interview with South Carolina radio host Vince Coakley that she would support her husband's campaign even if she weren't married to him because of his religious values.
  • Jewish groups press Cruz to explain controversial backer

    02/11/2016 3:30:16 PM PST · by Tareli · 22 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 11, 2016 | Eric Cortellessa
    Republican hopeful touts endorsement of Mike Bickle, who seeks to convert the Jews and says God sent Hitler to hunt them. American Jewish groups have demanded that presidential hopeful Ted Cruz clarify his position on his provocative endorsement from an evangelical leader whose views on Jews are highly controversial.
  • Just When Jeb Bush Couldn't Get Any More Humiliated, This Happens [VIDEO]

    02/11/2016 6:44:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/10/16 | Casey Harper
    A Jeb Bush campaign speech breached a new dimension of awkwardness this week. The former Florida governor was speaking at a Rotary Club in New Hampshire Monday when a Rotary official interrupted the presidential candidate and sent him back to his seat. A C-SPAN video of the speech shows the man interrupting Bush's speech and ushering him off the stage. "They're kicking me off the stage!" Bush says, waving his arms, apparently flabbergasted by what is happening.
  • Hillary would ban reparative therapy for minors, says top LGBT group in endorsement

    01/21/2016 7:29:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The nation's foremost homosexual and transgender political group has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying she has made banning reparative therapy and allowing transgender military service "a pillar" of her presidential campaign. “All the progress we have made as a nation on LGBT equality -- and all the progress we have yet to make -- is at stake in November," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. The HRC said that Clinton has made homosexual and transgender political advocacy "a pillar of her campaign and recently unveiled the most robust and ambitious LGBT...
  • NJ governor signs ban on gay conversion therapy

    08/19/2013 12:34:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 162 replies
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | 19 Aug 13 | Associated Press
    Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy, along with California. The bill passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature with bipartisan support in June. Assemblyman Tim Eustace, who sponsored the bill and is openly gay, described the therapy as "an insidious form of child abuse." In a note accompanying the bill, Christie said he believes people are born gay and that homosexuality is not a sin. That view is inconsistent with his Catholic faith, which teaches that homosexual...
  • Marco Rubio Warns Of Robot Takeover Of American Economy

    02/11/2016 12:52:45 PM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 11, 2016 | Charlie Spierling
    If the Department of Labor continues to make it difficult for companies to hire American workers, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) warned, robots would take over key jobs in the economy. During a town hall in Okatie, S.C., Rubio warned that the Department of Labor was too big, too powerful, and turned into “anti-business agency” that hurt the private sector.
  • ANALYSIS: Exit Polls Don't Back Rubio's Claim That New Hampshire Debate Hurt Him

    02/11/2016 12:30:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/11/2016 | Gary Langer
    Given continued coverage of Marco Rubio's claim that his poor performance in Saturday's debate caused his fifth-place finish in the New Hampshire Republican primary, we wanted to put some data behind the point --- that the exit poll just doesn't back him up. We've got two ways to look at it, one direct, the other indirect, and neither shows any evidence that the debate harmed Rubio in terms of vote choices. Indirectly: 47 percent of New Hampshire GOP voters said they finally decided on their candidate either on Election Day itself, or in the previous few days. Twelve percent of...
  • Pope Francis Will Stand With Migrants at U.S. Border

    02/09/2016 6:26:02 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies
    Pope Francis Will Stand With Migrants at U.S. Border Dudley Althaus And José de Córdoba Feb. 9, 2016 8:53 p.m. ET MEXICO CITY—Pope Francis arrives in Mexico on Friday for a six-day visit that will end with a highly symbolic and potentially controversial act: the pontiff taking a stand on the fortified U.S. border to show solidarity with the migrants trying to cross it. The pope’s gesture comes at the height of a rancorous U.S. political season in which immigration has become a hot-button issue. Two leading candidates for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, have vowed to...
  • Indigenous People of Mexico Demand Apology from Pope on Eve of Visit

    02/11/2016 6:17:13 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/9/16 | Ruth Gledhill
    Pope Francis will officially authorise the use of indigenous languages in Catholic liturgies when he visits Mexico later this week. It is expected to be one of several such gestures he will make. The Vatican said the Pope will present the language decree when he celebrates a special service for indigenous people in Chiapas state next Monday. It is hoped this and other moves in Mexico will go some way to healing the hurt left by centuries of pain and conflict, some of which is certain to emerge during the visit. The Supreme Indigenous Council of Michoacan, Mexico, has already...
  • Bad News: Millennials, America's Largest Generation, Prefer Socialism Over Capitalism

    02/11/2016 1:41:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    When socialist Bernie Sanders beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in a landslide Tuesday in New Hampshire, he crushed her among young voters by a whopping 83 percent.Tuesday night in New Hampshire, 83% of voters aged 18-29 chose Sanders, according to exit polls. And those voters were a full one-fifth of the electorate. Sander's message of "income inequality" (Hillary has one too, but her Wall Street ties and personal wealth make it transparent) is popular with young people drowning in student loan debt (thanks to liberals proclaiming college is for everyone and by promoting the purchase of worthless degrees without the prospect...
  • Newsmax Pledged $1 Million to Clinton Foundation (SMH!)

    02/18/2015 6:00:02 PM PST · by tobyhill · 67 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/18/2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    Conservative website Newsmax has pledged a very large donation to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a new report in the Wall Street Journal states. "Newsmax, a conservative news organization, last year pledged $1 million to the Clinton Foundation over a five-year period, according to a spokesman for Chris Ruddy, the organizations CEO. Mr. Ruddy has been friends with the Clintons since 2007," reports the Journal. "Through a spokesman, he said the donation wasn't tantamount to an endorsement of Mrs. Clintons potential campaign, though he thinks she would 'make a great presidential candidate.'" Ruddy himself has even written a...
  • Limbaugh: Trump Built the ‘Coalition’ the GOP Claims to Want —

    02/10/2016 5:38:19 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10,2016 | JEFF POOR
    "Trump won, the exit polls were right," Limbaugh continued. "Trump won men. He won women. He won every age group. He won every ideology. Liberal, conservative, moderate, Libertarian. Every group Trump won a majority of voters. He won among people who had gone to college and people who hadn't. He won among people who only had a high school education; he won among people who did not have a high school education. He won every single age bracket. He won those groups by huge margins. He won men 3-to-1 over second place finisher. Women he won 2-to-1. Voters under 30...
  • St. John's University student threatens to smash woman's laptop featuring Donald Trump sticker.

    02/10/2016 1:37:52 PM PST · by rightisright · 60 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 10, 2016 | Denis Slattery
    Donald Trump is making New York a swing state. A confrontation over a Trump sticker erupted on the Queens campus of St. John’s University Wednesday when a student threatened to smash a classmate's computer over her allegiance to the Donald. The anti-Trump student posted a photo to Twitter of a woman with a “Trump Make America Great Again” sticker on her laptop and asked his followers to share the image.
  • Pope Francis to stand with migrants at U.S. border

    02/10/2016 5:33:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 95 replies
    WND ^ | 10 Feb 16 | Cheryl Chumley
    Pontiff's show of solidarity during visit to Mexico Pope Francis, who has spent the past several months pressing nations, including America, to embrace those fleeing the unrest in the Middle East, Africa and Asia with open arms - and open borders - is now taking that stance to a new political level and planning a solidarity stand with migrants along the U.S.-Mexico boundary. Market Watch reported Francis is due to arrive in Mexico on Friday for a six-day visit. And as part of that visit, he is planning to stand on the U.S. border, in Ciudad Juarez, and deliver a...
  • Christie talks to Trump, and makes decision to drop out of race

    02/10/2016 8:32:40 AM PST · by dlt · 72 replies
    News was leaked by morning talk show hosts who were told by Trump
  • Judge rejects State Dept. request, orders release of Clinton emails by month’s end

    02/11/2016 10:49:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 11, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge has rejected the State Department's request to delay all of former Secretary Hillary Clinton's emails until the eve of the Super Tuesday primaries, issuing an order Thursday that instead makes the administration have to release the documents in four batches between now and the end of the month. Judge Rudolph Conteras said 550 pages must be released by this Saturday, and then the department must release documents again on Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and, finally, all remaining documents on Feb. 29. "The court expects that defendant will endeavor to avoid any additional delay," Judge Contreras said in...
  • LIVE THREAD:Donald Trump rally in Baton Rouge 2/11/2016 @ 7pm (CST)

    02/11/2016 4:59:52 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,079 replies
    Thursday, February 11, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Baton Rouge, LA at the Baton Rouge River Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM CST. As the "Capital City", Baton Rouge is the political hub for Louisiana, and is the second-largest metropolitan city in the state, with an estimated population of 228,895 as of 2014. The metropolitan area surrounding the city, known as Greater Baton Rouge, had a population of 820,159 people as of 2013.The urban area has around 594,309 inhabitants. HOW DID BATON ROUGE GET ITS NAME? The French name...
  • Carrier moving operations to Mexico

    02/10/2016 1:55:34 PM PST · by John W · 96 replies
    WISHTV.COM ^ | February 10, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An Indianapolis manufacturing facility is moving operations to Mexico, impacting 1,400 jobs. Carrier, currently located on West Morris Street, will be moving operations to Monterrey, Mexico beginning in 2017. The move is expected to be complete in 2019. A release by the company said there would be no immediate impact on jobs. The company says the proposal to move is subject to "discussions with local union representatives." "This decision is difficult and we recognize the impact on employees, their families and the community. We are committed to ensuring that our employees are treated respectfully and to working...
  • Dear Mexico: You Just Might Wind Up Paying For That Border Wall After All! (western union $$)

    02/10/2016 1:59:12 PM PST · by drewh · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/10/160 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s an article this week over at The Last Refuge which might be worth a look if you’ve got an open mind on the subject. One of the less commented on aspects of international relations with Mexico is the volume of cash which Mexicans living in America (including illegal aliens) send home every year to their families. There’s nothing shocking about the idea at first glance. People send money home all the time. But just how much is it? This report straight out of Mexico may come as a bit of a shock. Remittances sent home by Mexicans working outside...
  • ‘Really Honorable’: Glenn Beck Shares Theory on Why Jeb Bush Is Still Running

    02/10/2016 2:52:55 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    It is no secret that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — the very early GOP presidential favorite — has struggled to catch any traction on the road to the White House. Glenn Beck, though, shared Monday a new “really honorable” theory about why Bush might still be in the running. According to Beck’s theory, Bush knows there is no path to the nomination but is convinced that someone has to stop his biggest rival and No. 1 critic, fellow Republican hopeful Donald Trump. “This would make Jeb one of the most honorable men you could ever imagine. He’s going through...
  • NEW JERSEY MAN SLAYS CHILD

    02/10/2016 3:15:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 2-10-2016 | Ann Coulter
    NEW JERSEY MAN SLAYS CHILD February 10, 2016 There were a lot of long faces at Fox News Tuesday night, but there's a silver lining for Marco Rubio. Now he can go be a bartender like his dad! (Have you heard him tell the story about his father being a bartender? Rubio was his pop's best customer after the debate.) He can wear a flowered shirt, tell yarns about his father, and if he's asked to make any complicated concoctions: JEB CAN FIX IT! Gov. Chris Christie will always be remembered for the noble service he performed for his country...
  • Cruz's Silent Success

    02/10/2016 3:19:55 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Feb. 10, 2016, at 10:40 a.m. | Robert Schlesinger
    Ted Cruz's strong third-place finish in New Hampshire is the most underrated story of Tuesday's primary – and the most ominous. There's no question that Donald Trump scored an epic win last night in New Hampshire. But there's still a lot of primary season left, and one item that shouldn't be easily glossed over is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's surprisingly strong performance in the Granite State.New Hampshire is not Cruz country in the way that Iowa was: He appeals to the party's tea party and evangelical base, and they're simply not as prevalent in the flinty Northeast. The Iowa electorate...
  • Bush: Trump would be worse than Obama

    02/10/2016 3:41:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/10/16 | AUSTIN WRIGHT
    Donald Trump would be a worse president than Barack Obama, Jeb Bush told a crowd here Wednesday. "We will be worse off than we are now" with Trump as president, Bush said. "And we are pretty bad off right now."
  • In South Carolina, Marco Rubio accuses Ted Cruz of Iowa voter deception

    02/10/2016 5:23:11 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | February 10
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, coming off a fifth place finish in New Hampshire's Republican primary contest, slammed Ted Cruz for the rival campaign's deception of voters during last week's Iowa caucuses. "His campaign was sending out recorded calls to activists in Iowa telling them Ben Carson has dropped out, inform everyone at the caucus site," Rubio told CBS News' Major Garrett Wednesday. "It was a concerted effort that I'm sure they planned to execute on something in order to influence the election." Rubio was referring to the false rumor Cruz's campaign propagated by implying Carson was withdrawing from the...
  • Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz Admits To Making ‘Foolish Mistakes’ After Booze Bust

    02/10/2016 5:37:36 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 61 replies
    radaronline.com ^ | February 10
    Democratic operatives are secretly digging into the past of White House wannabe Ted Cruz, determining that a hushed-up 1987 booze bust is just the tip of a liquor-filled iceberg! RadarOnline.com uncovered official documents showing the 45-year-old politician admitted to a drinking bust in an application dated Feb. 6, 2003, for his appointment as the Texas Solicitor General.
  • Cruz to GOP: It’s either me or Trump

    02/10/2016 6:25:25 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 353 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/10/2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    Premature or prophetic? While analysts tried to figure out who had a "ticket" coming out of New Hampshire, Ted Cruz told Salem's Mike Gallagher that only two tickets exist -- at least in first class. With a win in Iowa and a surprising third-place finish last night, Cruz warned the Republican Party that he's the only one in the field who can dethrone Trump: "South Carolina historically has played a critical role picking presidents. And I think Iowa and New Hampshire perform an incredibly important function in narrowing the field and in many ways this field is becoming a two-person...
  • Trump’s Ad Says Cruz Can’t Be Trusted

    02/11/2016 2:44:02 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 85 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | February 10
    The advertisement opens with Mr. Trump giving a thumbs-up, "approving this message," but becomes very critical very fast. A raspy voice alleges Mr. Cruz "talks from both sides of his mouth on amnesty" for undocumented immigrants, as a photograph of Mr. Cruz zooms to the foreground and an interview with Fox News plays in the background. "Cruz Challenged on Immigration Flip-Flop," the ad proclaims in white text, citing Fox News. The ad cuts to a photograph of Mr. Cruz, glistening and smirking, his gaze cast longingly on an image of the Wall Street sign, as the narrator accuses him of...
  • Who is Donald Trump [interesting read]

    02/10/2016 8:17:25 PM PST · by upchuck · 63 replies
    blogspot.com ^ | Jan 31, 2016
    "Who is Donald Trump?" The better question may be, "What is Donald Trump?" The answer? A giant middle finger from average Americans to the political and media establishment? Some Trump supporters are like the 60s white girls who dated black guys just to annoy their parents. But most Trump supporters have simply had it with the Demo-socialists and the "Republicans In Name Only." They know there isn't a dime's worth of difference between Hillary Rodham and Jeb Bush, and only a few cents worth between Rodham and the other GOP candidates. Ben Carson is not an "establishment" candidate, but the...
  • Out of state voters and non-residents offered ballots in New Hampshire presidential primary

    02/10/2016 8:39:58 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
    Published on Feb 10, 2016 Four years ago, James O’Keefe released a video which showed how easy it would be for people to vote in New Hampshire using the names of deceased people. As a result of that video, New Hampshire changed its voter ID laws. Project Veritas Action revisited New Hampshire during Tuesday’s presidential primary election and again showed how easy it is to cast fraudulent votes with the new law fully in place. In this new video, multiple election officials and Bernie Sanders presidential campaign staffers offered advice to journalists using hidden cameras about how to circumvent the...
  • Gowdy: Trump Tapped Into Anger, But ‘Marco Is Our Best Chance to Win’

    02/10/2016 9:08:14 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/10/2016 | PAM KEY
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," Rep. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said while Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has "tapped into a legitimate frustration and anger," his opponent Sen. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is the GOP's "best chance to win" in the general election. When asked about Trump Gowdy said, "He has tapped into a legitimate frustration and anger that I feel in my own district. A lot of us share it. The question is, what do you do with the frustration and anger? What I want to do is win in November. I want to control the executive...
  • Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback

    02/11/2016 1:35:23 AM PST · by dennisw · 26 replies
    /townhall.com ^ | Feb 11, 2016 | AP News
    The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention. That's according to Rubio's campaign manager, Terry Sullivan, who told The Associated Press that this week's disappointing performance in New Hampshire will extend the Republican nomination fight for another three months, if not longer. It's a worst-case scenario for Rubio and many Republican officials alike "We very easily could be looking at May -- or the convention," Sullivan said aboard Rubio's jet from New Hampshire to South Carolina Wednesday. "I would...
  • You cannot let people take over federal property...at a certain point you have to do something

    02/10/2016 7:36:18 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 117 replies
    Jan 7, 2016 | Donald Trump
    "I think what I'd do, as president, is I would make a phone call to whoever, to the group," he said, adding later, "I'd talk to the leader. I would talk to him and I would say, 'You gotta get out -- come see me, but you gotta get out.'" "You cannot let people take over federal property," Mr. Trump said. "You can't, because once you do that, you don't have a government anymore. I think, frankly, they've been there too long." Mr. Trump said he wasn't necessarily suggesting a large-scale military action, but that "at a certain point you...
  • WaPo: The utter ugliness of Donald Trump’s campaign should scare us all

    02/11/2016 1:51:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 10, 2016
    THE STUNNINGLY handy wins by two anti-establishment candidates in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday are prompting conversation about similarities between New York businessman Donald Trump, the Republican victor, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the socialist victor on the Democratic side. The similarities are important - but the differences are more so. Both have positioned themselves as outsiders appealing to voters who believe the system, and the leaders of the two major parties, have failed them. The grievances they speak to are real: a sense that the economy has left too many people behind, that globalization and technological change are helping...
  • George W. Bush joining Jeb Bush in South Carolina

    02/11/2016 12:32:55 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    cnn.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Former president George W. Bush will join his brother former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in South Carolina to campaign. The two will focus on national security issues in the important Southern state. "They want a commander-in-chief that will have a steady hand and have a backbone and will support the troops and has detailed plans on how to keep us safe as it relates to Islamic terrorism," Jeb Bush said Wednesday on CNN's "New Day." "Here in South Carolina particularly that's an important issue."
  • Heidi Cruz Argues Forcefully For Trade Authority, Something Her Husband Opposes

    02/10/2016 9:09:58 PM PST · by Amntn · 151 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | 2/10/16 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Heidi Cruz misstated her husband's vote on a key and controversial trade provision last year in a radio interview this week. The issue of trade has become a hot one for both parties this cycle. Donald Trump's made the case that the United States is getting screwed on free trade -- that U.S. policies have ruined the wages for the American worker. In a radio interview on South Carolina's Vince Coakley Radio Program, Heidi Cruz argued free trade is a powerfully good force and that presidents should have increased powers to negotiate trade deals -- a policy that has become...
  • Lindsey Graham's "Oops" Moment On Ronald Reagan's Military Service

    02/10/2016 8:54:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Fitsnews ^ | February 9, 2016 | FITS
    Graham-who famously said he "never intended to lie" about being a veteran-is pretending to be the 2016 "Republican" expert on military matters. ... During a discussion with Neil Cavuto on Fox News this week, Graham remarked that former president Ronald Reagan never served in the military. The only problem? Reagan did serve.
  • "I'll smash this b****'s computer': student publicly threatened classmate over Trump sticker

    02/10/2016 8:03:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 10, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    A student has been condemned online after threatening to smash a classmate's computer because it had a Donald Trump sticker on it. The man, identified online as Clifford Durand, a student at St John's University, New York, posted at 10am threatening to 'smash this b**ch's computer' if his message was retweeted 7,000 times. After the message went viral, attracting more than 20,000 shares as of Wednesday evening, Durand boasted about getting into a fight with the girl, who has yet to be identified.
  • Over 100,000 BernieBots Sign Petition Urging DNC to Allow Popular Vote to Rule Over Superdelegates

    02/10/2016 8:02:12 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    VANITY
    Commit to honoring the voters - let everyone know that you won’t allow your vote to defeat our votes. Announce that in the event of a close race, you’ll align yourself with regular voters - not party elites. PETITION BACKGROUND Bernie Sanders is on a roll among actual voters, with a blowout victory in New Hampshire (22 points!) and a virtual tie in Iowa. When Bernie is on the ballot - he can win. But in a close race, Superdelegates can snatch that victory away. Only by pushing back against this possibility can we ensure that the candidate WE vote...
  • So I Googled "Sanders Delegates"........

    02/10/2016 8:01:46 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 18 replies
    Google ^ | Vanity
    And why is Hillary 394 ...yep 394 to Bernie 44???? I understand Superdelegates but no way.... https://www.google.com/search?q=sanders+delegates&oq=sanders+delegates&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l2.5627j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8#eob=m.09c7w0/D/2/short/m.09c7w0/&es_sm=93
  • GOP Shatters it's Turnout Record: Democrats Lag Behind

    02/10/2016 9:25:45 AM PST · by Wpin · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans set a new turnout record Tuesday in New Hampshire’s primary, attracting more than a quarter of a million voters to the polls and offering evidence that most of the energy in the 2016 presidential race continues to be on the GOP side. Democrats saw a strong turnout, but their two-person race couldn’t recapture the magic of the 2008 battle between Hillary Clinton and then-candidate Barack Obama — a race that presaged Mr. Obama’s eventual cruise to victory in November.
  • Rev. Franklin Graham to Help Organize Wildlife Refuge Surrender

    02/10/2016 9:12:57 PM PST · by drewh · 30 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/10/16
    Rev. Frankin Graham is meeting them in the morning to organize an organized surrender. FBI will not escalate tonight, they must come out with their hands up and will not be ‘taken down’ on the ground by police
  • Jim Webb Announcing Decision Tomorrow on Possible Indie Run

    02/10/2016 7:12:48 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Just in: Jim Webb to announce decision on indie presidential bid tmrrw. Asked if he'll run, spox says: "I am as curious as anyone to know."
  • MARCO RUBIO IN 2ND PLACE IN FLORIDA, NEW POLL FINDS (Jeb polls at 4% and in 5th place)

    02/10/2016 3:56:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 116 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 2/8/16 | Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster
    Donald Trump leads in Florida, but Marco Rubio is in second place, according to a new poll from Florida Southern College. The survey found Trump maintains the top spot in Florida among registered Republican voters with 27 percent. Rubio is in second with 20 percent, followed by Ted Cruz at 12 percent and Ben Carson at 6 percent. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is fifth with 4 percent, according to the survey.
  • Chris Christie to suspend presidential campaign

    02/10/2016 8:36:39 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to issue a statement Wednesday afternoon suspending his presidential campaign, The Washington Times has learned. The announcement follows a disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, where Mr. Christie was hoping a strong showing would give him more breathing room in a race where the tough-talking governor competed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to emerge as the most viable alternative to businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...