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  • he hard truth for Republican politicians: Trump is their passport to success

    06/19/2016 7:12:54 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 18 replies
    teh Guardian ^ | 06/19/2016 | Chris R Barron
    Republicans in competitive down-ticket races are fighting to distance themselves from the party’s nominee. It’s a recipe for failure Whether Republicans in competitive races in the House and Senate like it or not, their fate is inexorably tied to that of the Republican nominee for president – Donald Trump. Over the last few decades, as the partisan divide widened, we have increasingly become a nation of straight-ticket voters. These facts haven’t stopped Republicans in competitive races in November from trying – almost assuredly in futility – to distance themselves from statements by Trump they believe will be unpopular in their...
  • Trump Speech On Islam At St. Anselm College NH (MUST READ!!!)

    06/13/2016 2:13:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 91 replies
    Trump's Official Facebook Page ^ | 06/13/2016 | Donald J. Trump
    Trump at Saint Anselm College. 1 hr · DONALD J. TRUMP ADDRESSES TERRORISM, IMMIGRATION, AND NATIONAL SECURITY Thank you for joining me today. This was going to be a speech on Hillary Clinton and how bad a President, especially in these times of Radical Islamic Terrorism, she would be. Even her former Secret Service Agent, who has seen her under pressure and in times of stress, has stated that she lacks the temperament and integrity to be president. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss these important issues at a later time, and I will deliver that speech soon....
  • Gov. Walker calls choice between Trump and Clinton a "sad" one

    06/08/2016 8:37:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 67 replies
    WKOW ^ | June 8, 2016 | Greg Neumann
    Just days after Donald Trump questioned whether a federal judge could fairly preside over the lawsuit filed against Trump University due to his Mexican heritage, Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) seemed to question whether he can still support the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in November. "It's just sad in America that we have such poor choices right now," Gov. Walker told 27 News, after disavowing Trump's racist comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel. Walker, who has expressed tepid support for Trump since he became the presumptive nominee last month, wouldn't say that whether would continue to endorse him going forward.
  • Did Bernie Sanders Hand Trump the Election?

    06/07/2016 7:26:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vanity Fair | June 6, 2016 | T.A. Frank
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  • I Smell a Landslide

    06/06/2016 2:54:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 112 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 6th, 2016 | Richard Brodsky
    The 2016 presidential election is unfolding like a Greek tragedy. With a few changes. A tragic hero, burdened by a fatal flaw, inexorably strides toward destruction; unstoppable, resolute and impervious to those who beg him to change. Thus proceeds the Donald. I hasten to stipulate that the word “hero” is hard to apply. We commonly associate the word with bravery, intelligence and vision. With Trump, not so much. But the past week has shown us a leader, and a leader he is, with a fatal flaw: an inability to adjust his character to reality. His campaign is one of personal...
  • LIVE THREAD:Donald Trump Post-Election Press Conference 6/07/2016 @ 9pm EDT Westchester, NY

    06/06/2016 4:20:49 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,328 replies
    You are cordially invited to attend a post-election press conference with Donald J. Trump When: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 9PM EDT Where: Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Westchester, NY Attire: PJs (Black Tie Optional) Dom Perignon and a selection of appetizers and French pastries with be served. R.S.V.P @ nikos1121
  • Countdown Clock to ‘Impressive’ Kristol Candidate

    05/31/2016 6:33:30 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart | Breitbart
    At 5pm yesterday, Bill Kristol announced on Twitter that an “impressive” independent candidate “with a strong team and a real chance” of winning the presidency would be revealed. We’ve provided our readers with a countdown clock chronicling the time — down to the second — since Kristol promised the nation an “impressive” independent candidate:
  • Trump decides he won't debate Bernie Sanders

    05/27/2016 1:40:02 PM PDT · by maggief · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 27, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Donald Trump on Friday said it would be “inappropriate” to hold a debate with Bernie Sanders, throwing cold water on an idea that had captivated the political world in recent days. "As much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders — and it would be an easy payday — I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be," Trump said in a statement. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee added that it "seems inappropriate" to debate the "second place finisher."
  • The American Dream and Restoring its Promise

    05/25/2016 12:28:41 PM PDT · by fingers_crossed · 2 replies
    TheMainStreetView ^ | 5/25/2016 | Mainstreeter
    The American dream is given its name in 1931 James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream in his book, The Epic of America. He wrote, “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”
  • Table Talk Episode 30: Donald Trump Wins while Hillary and Bernie duke it out

    05/23/2016 3:11:08 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 4 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | May 23, 2016 | Diamond & Silk
    "Diamond and Silk talk about their Women United For Trump event in Virginia. Donald Trump Win Win Win and take the lead over Hillary. Hillary and Bernie fight for the nomination. Warning (Some Salty Language)"
  • Former Governor Rick Perry Predicts Trump Will Win 37 States in Landslide

    05/18/2016 12:29:46 PM PDT · by GilGil · 159 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/18/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry predicted during a private phone call Wednesday that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could carry more than 35 states in the November election. “The more I spend time with him, the more I talk with him, the more I see how he has analyzed this country properly at this point in time, I feel very comfortable that we’re going to win,” Perry told donors during a conference call hosted by the pro-Trump Great America PAC. “I think we have the potential to win overwhelmingly,” he added. “I’m talking a 35, 36, 37-state victory. Just...
  • Trump vs. Hillary - The Heavyweight Fight Round by Round. Round One

    05/11/2016 10:42:25 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 21 replies
    We’re at ringside folks and this should be a good one. Hillary’s backers assumed she’d take the crown without a fight, but Trump has other ideas. The Clinton Team is used to delivering hits without their opponents laying a glove on them. But they have never seen the likes of Donald Trump and his “Bum of the Month Club” where he has beaten sixteen rivals in the last nine months. He looks fresh. He looks ready. Against Hillary, he says he will “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. Her hands can’t hit what her eyes can’t see.”...
  • Harry Reid: Democrats Will Take Senate Majority

    05/05/2016 7:12:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid vows that a Democratic takeover of the Senate is fairly certain in the November elections. Discussing the race for president, Reid said he was confident that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton would win the party's nomination and then the general election. He stressed her intelligence and ability to grasp the issues on a wide variety of subjects. Reid harshly criticized Republican front-runner Donald Trump, saying that he "can't imagine how the establishment Republicans feel about somebody who’s about as far from anything that anyone believes in as Donald Trump. I can’t imagine this man being the...
  • Donald Trump Won’t Self-Fund General-Election Campaign

    Donald Trump won’t self-fund his general-election campaign, and will instead create a “world-class finance organization,” the presumptive Republican nominee said in an interview on Wednesday. For a campaign expected to cost more than $1 billion, “I’ll be putting up money, but won’t be completely self-funding, as I did during the primaries,” Mr. Trump said on Wednesday. The New York businessman, who did receive some mostly small unsolicited donations, lent his campaign $36 million of the $47 million he spent through March. That plan represents a shift for Mr. Trump, who has for months portrayed his Republican opponents as “puppets” for...
  • The Trump nightmare is real. Clinton could lose this

    05/04/2016 5:59:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 100 replies Star-Ledger Editorial Board ^ | May 4, 2016 | Tom moran
    In May of 1988 Gov. Michael Dukakis had a 10-point lead over his Republican rival, the same margin that Hillary Clinton has today. He lost. And she could, too. Don't comfort yourself too much by looking at the horse race polls. Those are about Donald Trump's weakness, not Clinton's strength. A fresh Washington Post poll shows that only 37 percent of American voters trust her, and the number is dropping -- even before her well-fed opponents have begun to pound the airwaves with slimy attack ads on her. And let's face it: It is not beyond the imagination to think...
  • This election is going to suck: Why Hillary vs. Trump will be vicious, infuriating & bad for America

    05/04/2016 11:04:18 AM PDT · by Milhous · 93 replies
    Salon ^ | Wednesday, May 4, 2016 5:10 PM UTC | Jack Mirkinson
    This is really happening, people. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States. Just saying it still feels strange, but then again, pretty much everything about this most shocking and chaotic of election seasons has been deeply surreal.
  • Are the GOP rules really rigged against Donald Trump?

    04/26/2016 2:24:16 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 102 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016 April 25 | Bruce Abramson and Jeff Ballabon
    "It's not fair!" may be the most pitiful lament in the English language, but Donald Trump seems intent upon adopting it as his battle cry heading into this summer's Republican convention. The GOP's poorly designed nominating process includes more than its share of problems, but is it really unfair to Trump? ..... < snip > ..... open primaries invite abuse from voters whose goals may not involve selecting the party's strongest representative. Those with deep ties to the party deserve greater input than those with tenuous or nonexistent connections. Yet Democrats and Republicans alike have chosen to pretend otherwise. ........
  • African American businessman: ‘Donald Trump is not a racist, guys’

    04/17/2016 12:17:57 AM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 12 replies
    Washing Post ^ | 4/16/16 | Vanessa Williams
    The National Diversity Coalition for Trump is not very large, but it is indeed diverse. The group’s Web page features a technicolor photo gallery of men and women from many backgrounds: Vietnamese, Arab, Muslim, Indian, Turkish Cuban and Mexican American — even a Sikh man wearing a turban printed with Donald Trump’s signature slogan, “Make America Great Again.” If such a group’s existence seems improbable given the ­Republican presidential front-runner’s attacks on undocumented immigrants and Muslims — and his deep unpopularity among women and minorities — Georgia businessman Bruce LeVell believes that is because people don’t really know the man....
  • Michael Savage to Cruz: Renounce Colorado result

    04/11/2016 2:45:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 76 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/11/16 | Michael Savage
    Calling the Colorado Republican Party’s decision not to hold a primary popular vote a scandal, talk-radio host Michael Savage declared Sen. Ted Cruz should disavow the move and call for a vote. “What just happened in Colorado should, frankly, disqualify Cruz, who claims to be a constitutional conservative,” Savage told his listeners Monday. Savage is a strong supporter of GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who has been a regular guest on “The Savage Nation.” Savage said Trump has been “pushed aside by the ‘Republicrat and Demican’ party, which I have told you about since 1994.” “I told you we don’t have...
  • Trump plans a series of policy speeches

    04/05/2016 10:46:29 PM PDT · by blueplum · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05 April 2016 | Karen Tumulty and Robert Costa
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump, facing a likely setback in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, plans to shift gears in the coming weeks, and give a series of policy speeches in settings more formal than the freewheeling rallies that have become his political signature. Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said in an interview Tuesday that a memo published by The Washington Post detailing how Trump plans to get Mexico to pay for his proposed border wall is a prelude to a series of moves that flesh out the policies that Trump has been speaking about in general terms in his rallies and in...
  • Trump Ally: We'll Tell Our Supporters Where Convention Delegates Are Staying

    04/05/2016 12:11:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | April 5, 2016 | Guy Benson
    And by "Trump ally," I mean the always, er, colorful Roger Stone -- who recently sounded the alarm over the Cruz campaign and other Republican officials working assiduously to fill delegate slates with people who are legally bound to support Trump on an open convention's first ballot, but who would bolt immediately thereafter.  These "trojan horse" delegates, as Stone labeled them, could also vote against Trump's interests on key decisions involving the convention's rules, which will be determined by a special committee that anti-Trump forces are moving behind the scenes to stack in their favor.  Bear in mind that all of these moves are fully within the bounds of...
  • Live Thread: Cruz Townhall on The Kelly File -9PM(ET) [Cruz answers question about his marriage]

    04/04/2016 5:27:16 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2016 | Megyn Kelly
    Tune in to Fox News at 9PM (ET), 5PM(PT)
  • Trump, Cruz Work to Block Kasich From Ballot at Open Convention

    04/03/2016 6:10:04 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | Apr 3 2016, 6:33 pm ET | Ari Melber
    The Donald Trump and Ted Cruz campaigns are working to prevent John Kasich from appearing on the ballot at the Republican National Convention in July, msnbc has learned, an aggressive strategy suggesting the GOP's leading candidates are girding for a contested convention to select the party's nominee. On Sunday, Trump told a supporter that "Kasich shouldn't be allowed to continue and the RNC shouldn't allow him to continue." Related: Trump Says RNC Shouldn't Allow Kasich to Keep Running advertisement If no one clinches the nomination during the primaries, delegates choose from candidates on the convention ballot. While Trump and Cruz...
  • "Maced Girl" Who Punched Trump Supporter May Be Charged By Police

    04/01/2016 5:33:18 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 29 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 4/1/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Investigators said Thursday that they're recommending a disorderly conduct charge be filed against a 15-year-old girl who was pepper-sprayed after she punched a man at a rally for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in Wisconsin. Video of the altercation shows a crowd of people in a parking lot outside the rally in Janesville on Tuesday. The girl can be seen holding an anti-Trump sign and arguing with a 59-year-old man. The video shows the man turning away with his hands in the air. Seconds later, the girl punches him in the face. Another man wearing a red Trump hat then...
  • Glenn Beck Triples Down: 'No Real Christian Says I Want that Guy' Donald Trump

    03/25/2016 8:38:26 PM PDT · by kevcol · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Beck is expanding his attacks on Trump supporters beyond evangelicals to now include all Christians and Jews who back the GOP frontrunner, as the Hill reported Glenn Beck on Thursday suggested that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is incompatible with Christians who take their faith seriously. "No Christian, no real Christian — I don't mean a judgmental Christian, I mean somebody who is living their faith — no real Christian says, 'I want that guy, that guy is for me,'" he said during a broadcast of his radio show. "Nobody. Nobody." . . . "I'll take on the Jews, and...
  • The TOP Gospel

    03/17/2016 5:30:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 17, 2016 | Marvin Olasky
    his month’s conventional wisdom: The current Republican presidential campaign shows the GOP to be hopelessly split. Maybe that’s true, but the real split Donald Trump spotlights is the severe one within broad evangelicalism. After Richard Nixon’s landslide victory in 1972, influential film critic Pauline Kael said, “I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon.” Many evangelical leaders are in the same position regarding Trump voters, but it’s not hard to figure out why millions support him. They feel smooth talkers have lied to them. They’re tired of theorists who spin untethered, abstract...
  • Trump says he will skip Monday's Fox News debate

    03/16/2016 7:16:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | March 16, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    'I think it's enough,' Trump says about the primetime debates.Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he will not participate in Monday's Fox News debate, and will instead speak at a conference of the pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC. The Republican frontrunner was asked on "Fox & Friends" whether he planned to attend the debate in Utah, and said he couldn't because he made other plans. “Nobody told me about debates. As you saw I thought the last debate on CNN was the last debate," Trump said on Wednesday morning. “I’m doing a major speech in front of a very important group of...
  • Vote Early, Vote Foolish

    03/15/2016 1:13:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 15, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    <p>ON TUESDAY EVENING, presidential primary votes will be counted in five important states: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio. But in just one of those states will March 15 actually be the day of the primary election. Missouri has resisted the early-voting fad; it is one of only 13 states in which voters do not have the option of casting a ballot weeks before Election Day. Which means that when Missourians vote, there is one thing they know for sure: Their ballot will count.</p>
  • Time for GOP Establishment (and Trump Supporters) to Unite Behind Ted Cruz

    03/04/2016 5:20:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 166 replies ^ | March 4, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Mitt Romney's speech against Donald Trump is not likely to win many converts. Romney's remarks will just further vindicate and entrench Trump supporters. Romney, though a good man, is quintessentially GOP establishment and has shown, by his speech, that he still doesn't understand the role he and his colleagues have played in bringing about the Trump surge. During campaign season, these guys always seem to get it. They profess to understand how destructive President Obama's agenda is, but once they're elected, they lose their will to fight, which makes many conservatives believe they didn't believe their own rhetoric in the...
  • Donald Trump Praises Planned Parenthood Again, Attacks “So-Called Conservatives” Who Disagree

    03/02/2016 4:39:09 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 96 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | March 1, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    ome pro-life voters are wondering how long Donald Trump can continue to praise the nation’s largest abortion business and continue getting away with the claim that he opposes abortion or would sign a bill defunding Planned Parenthood. Tonight — unprompted by an interview or attack from a fellow Republican presidential candidate or from someone on the pro-abortion side, Trump praised the nation’s biggest abortion conglomerate. To be sure, Trump couched his praise in opposition to abortion. But, there’s something genuinely hypocritical for a presidential candidate to say he opposes abortion and Planned parenthood funding on one hand while praising the...
  • Marco Rubio Finally Wins One, in Minnesota

    03/01/2016 10:35:15 PM PST · by kevcol · 125 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 1, 2016 | Tory Newmyer
    Rubio's Minnesota finish will allow his campaign, at long last, to call him a winner. The freshman Florida senator is in dire need of a spark to help him continue making the case to party leaders, donors, and anti-Trump voters that he remains the best hope to stop the billionaire businessman from romping to the nomination.
  • Hillary's five-point plan to beat Trump

    03/01/2016 6:06:49 AM PST · by kevcol · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    4. Keep Hillary out the fray and enlist allies like Obama and Bill Clinton to criticize on her behalf . . Even with the carefully crafted plan, there are fears that it may not be enough to stop Trump. According to private polling obtained by the New York Post, Trump's support in his own backyard is 'surprisingly strong' despite the state's history of voting for Democrats. . . A major problem for Clinton is likeability. 'In the suburbs and upstate, Trump has a net positive while Hillary is a net negative,' a Republican operative told the New York Post. 'She’s...
  • Trump schedules last-minute Super Tuesday press conference

    02/29/2016 3:28:03 PM PST · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 29, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump has added a press conference at his Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., on Super Tuesday, fueling speculations of another high-profile endorsement...Some speculate that Florida Gov. Rick Scott could announce his support of Trump at the press conference, which is scheduled two weeks before Florida's Republican primary.
  • What Chris Christie can do for Donald Trump

    02/26/2016 12:26:08 PM PST · by kevcol · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2016 | Philip Bump
    What Christie offers Trump, then, isn't voters, and it probably isn't the emotional appeal of a beloved character. As the announcement press conference made clear, Christie will over the short term continue to play the other role he played effectively while a candidate: serial bully toward Marco Rubio.
  • Donald Trump and Marco Rubio exchange shots over who's the sweatier candidate

    02/26/2016 11:41:17 AM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 26, 2016 | Allan Smith
    "He's with a pile of makeup putting it on his face, I said Marco, easy with the makeup, you don't need that much. You know the story with Marco. I watched Marco with this man [Christie]. Where Marco, he was right over here I asked him I said are you okay? He looked like he just came out of a swimming pool. He was a mess." Trump said Rubio was putting makeup on with a "trowel." "He's a nervous Nellie," Trump claimed. "I watched him backstage, he's a mess, the guy's a total mess. I joked recently, could you imagine...
  • Kasich super-PAC: Give us money, and maybe Rubio can be VP

    02/26/2016 6:29:22 AM PST · by kevcol · 5 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 26, 2016 | Darrel Rowland
    The super-PAC supporting John Kasich tried a new ploy with potential donors Thursday: Give us money, and maybe Sen. Marco Rubio can become Kasich's running mate now and president in 2024.
  • Leadership Is More Than Puffery

    02/25/2016 12:15:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | February 25, 2016 | Robert Charles
    Are the wheels about to come off Trump? Forget the late push to reshape Marco Rubio, with cheery endorsements from the losing Republican presidential candidates - namely, Romney, McCain, and Dole. Good men, nice words, wrong moment. Put aside the capable former Supreme Court litigator, who polls say can beat Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz. What is happening to the Trump story? Stories are appearing with facts hard to ignore, even for Trump supporters. Something in his story is beginning to not ring true. Trump offers three things that appeal - bluntness, political incorrectness, and self-claimed business acumen. The blunt talk...
  • Graham on backing Trump: 'I'll cross that bridge when I get there'

    02/25/2016 9:23:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    "I'll cross that bridge when I get there, but we'll lose," he said when asked if he would vote for Trump as GOP nominee. "No, we won't lose," Graham added. "We'll get slaughtered." . . . Graham has given little indication he'll endorse another candidate and said Wednesday that he was "disappointed" Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) isn't a stronger challenge to Trump.
  • Who Are The CNN-Telemundo Republican Debate Moderators?Wolf Blitzer, Maria Celeste Arraras...

    02/25/2016 7:48:59 AM PST · by kevcol · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 25, 2016 | Lydia Tomkiw
    The debate will be carried live in Spanish via Telemundo, the only Spanish-language network to be sanctioned by the Republican National Committee, with questions likely to focus on issues facing Texas and southern states as well as the Latino community.
  • Clinton, Sanders Are In A Dead Heat; Trump Leads But Rubio Rises

    02/25/2016 3:53:14 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/25/2016 | John Merline
    Despite her win in the Nevada caucuses Saturday, Hillary Clinton’s lead among Democrats over Bernie Sanders has evaporated nationally, 45% to 43%, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll. Last month, Clinton topped Sanders 50% to 38%. On the GOP side, Donald Trump held steady at 31%. Ted Cruz dropped a point to 20%. Marco Rubio, however, saw his support climb eight percentage points to reach 18% — a clear sign that much of the support of candidates dropping out the race have been gravitating to Rubio. Meanwhile, Ben Carson has 8% and John Kasich has risen to 7%. Both are...
  • Donald Trump's running mate: Who might he be considering?

    02/24/2016 6:41:36 PM PST · by kevcol · 190 replies
    WSOC-TV ^ | Feb 24, 2016 | Debbie Lord
    "I would think that because of the fact that while I'm very political - I'm not a politician - I would want to choose a politician," the candidate told FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto. Trump's national campaign co-chair told the Boston Herald the candidate is looking for a "diamond in the rough" as a potential running mate.
  • Seats sparse at UH Republican Presidential debate (tomorrow)

    02/24/2016 6:14:24 PM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    KPRC ^ | February 23, 2016 | Phil Archer
    Seats for Houston's first Republican Presidential debate have become prime political real estate. The debate kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston. Just 800 available seats will be divided between the candidates, party officials and members, donors and sponsors. . . According to Telemundo, the UH debate will be the first put one by the GOP focusing on "Latino issues" like border policy and immigration reform
  • 'Make Them a Cupcake': John Kasich Suggests Religious Businesses Should Service 'Gay' Events

    02/24/2016 2:44:19 PM PST · by kevcol · 38 replies
    Christian News ^ | February 24, 2016 | Heather Clark
    Gov. John Kasich suggested that religious businesses shouldn't be able to decline to service same-sex celebrations. . . But if you're a cupcake maker and somebody wants a cupcake, make them a cupcake," said the Ohio governor. "Let's not have a big lawsuit or argument over all this stuff. Move on. The next thing, you know, they might be saying if you're divorced you shouldn't get a cupcake."
  • Kasich sigh: 'If not this crusade, then another'

    02/24/2016 6:11:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 23, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    "I don't know if my purpose is to be president. My purpose is to be out here, doing what I think I need to be doing and we'll see where it ends up. And if it's not this crusade, then it will be another one. Maybe it will be a really small one somewhere in my kid's school. Who knows?" said the governor.
  • Son's political future reportedly a factor in Jeb Bush dropping out of presidential race

    02/23/2016 6:37:09 PM PST · by kevcol · 46 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | February 23, 2016 | Fox News Latino
    He is telegenic, ambitious, eloquent - in both English and Spanish - and thinks fast on his feet. He has one of the most important political posts in Texas and is a rising star in the GOP. . . The newspaper also reported that Barbara Bush wants her son to help stop Donald Trump's seemingly steady march toward the GOP nomination
  • Donald Trump is on course to win the 1,237 delegates he needs to be the GOP nominee

    02/23/2016 7:40:24 AM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    the delegate math is close to conclusive: Donald Trump will be extremely close to the 1,237 delegates he needs to formally claim the party's nomination by the end of the primary process.
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XXXV

    02/22/2016 9:07:28 PM PST · by Windflier · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 22 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
  • Bush Uprooted, or the Ebbing of Jeb

    02/22/2016 2:39:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | February 22, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    South Carolina was a bittersweet moment in Election 2016. Let me just get rid of the bitter, so I can focus on the better (the Bush uprooted). Anti-Establishment Ted Cruz did not win one county in South Carolina. Not one. Ouch! Is Cruz turning into Mike Huckabee 2008 and Rick Santorum 2012? I hope not, but if his showing in South Carolina is indicative of where he's headed, then he needs to pack up and go back to raising hell on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Now for the sweet, and it is too good not to relish. John...
  • Bob Dole Endorses Marco Rubio in 2016 Race

    02/22/2016 12:17:40 PM PST · by kevcol · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 22, 2016, | Jonathan Karl, Rick Klein and Arlette Saenz
    "Now that my good friend Jeb Bush is no longer running, I'm supporting Rubio," . . Dole said that if Trump were to become president, the real estate mogul might "surprise" people with his performance, especially if he surrounds himself with qualified and experienced advisers. . . "I'd be happy to be his adviser," Dole added.
  • Graham floats Rubio-Kasich ticket

    02/22/2016 9:31:40 AM PST · by kevcol · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Rubio-Kasich, Kasich-Rubio - I think those combinations, if they could consolidate and come together, would be [a] very potent ticket in the fall and maybe help us stop Trump," . . But I can tell you this, that I think I understand the nation pretty well in terms of what problems we have as Republicans," Graham said, ripping Trump's rhetoric on Hispanics and his "race baiting and religious bigotry."