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  • Poll: Carson, Trump tied in Pennsylvania (Also Carly to drop to 6% from 8% in new PPP national poll)

    10/05/2015 9:28:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/5/15 | Mark Hensch
    Ben Carson and Donald Trump are tied among GOP voters in Pennsylvania, a new poll finds. Carson and Trump each receive 18 percent support from registered Republicans in the Keystone State, according to the Mercyhurst University Center for Applied Politics poll on Monday. Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) trails them with 9 percent. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina next grabs 8 percent support among registered Pennsylvania Republicans. Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) and Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are in a struggle for fifth place with 4 percent apiece.
  • One-on-One Match-ups - Trump Persuasion Series [Scott Adams {Dilbert}]

    10/05/2015 8:57:08 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    Dilbert ^ | October 1, 2015 | Scott Adams
    Warning: This post will generate massive cognitive dissonance in some readers. If you think you can learn from that, please read on. If that prospect makes you uncomfortable, please don’t read it. — If you compare Donald Trump to whoever you have in mind as your ideal president, Trump probably comes up short. There are plenty of qualities one might want in a president that Trump doesn’t have. So I understand why people think he can’t get elected. But Trump will not be running against anyone’s imaginary standard for president. He will run against real people. That’s where things get...
  • The Carson Cure for Obamacare

    10/05/2015 3:57:01 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/5/2015 | David Catron
    Obamacare’s survival is not a given, despite claims by the Democrats and their media allies that the Supreme Court’s latest rewrite of the law means it’s here to stay. Most Americans still disapprove of it, and many of the law’s provisions are unpopular even with important Democrat constituencies. The “Cadillac tax,” for example, is so reviled by the labor unions that Hillary Clinton has been forced to call for its repeal. Yet, only one of the three leading candidates for the GOP presidential nomination has both the credibility and a serious commitment to getting rid of Obamacare — Ben Carson....
  • Poll shows Trump, Fiorina, and almost any Republican beating Hillary in IA badly

    10/05/2015 8:05:19 AM PDT · by LS · 38 replies
    NBC/Wall St. Journal ^ | 10/5/2015 | Mark Murray
    Trump 48/41, Bush 50/40, Fiorina 52/38. Poll has Hillary over Trump in NH, 48-45, losing to Bush and Fiorina. Sanders beats Trump by 5 in IA, trails Bush by 2, Fiorina by 3; and in NH he beats Trump by 10 while beating Fiorina by 2 and is tied with Bush.
  • Obama rejects candidates' ideas for solving crisis in Syria

    10/04/2015 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 10/03/15 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing White House hopefuls of concocting "half-baked" ideas for solving the crisis in Syria, appearing to even dismiss his former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's call for a no-fly zone before later clarifying his view of the Democratic front-runner. The idea of a no-fly zone — a region of Syria that the United States would protect from bombing to create a safe corridor for refugees — has emerged as a favorite option for Democratic and Republican candidates. It's a plan that allows them to stake out a more aggressive military posture than...
  • How would George feel about The Donald?

    10/04/2015 5:08:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Piqua Daily Call ^ | October 4, 2015 | David Lindeman, former editor, The Troy Daily News
    I would like to have George Washington come back from the dead for one day. I’d stand there and look at George, wearing those tight socks and that funny white wig, and I’d ask him the question: “George, what do you think about Donald Trump?” I’m not sure George would know how to respond. I certainly don’t. The Donald’s phenomenon has been the big political story of the summer, interrupted only for short periods of time when someone else loses some more emails or resigns from Congress or visits from the Vatican. All those other things are interesting, to be...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ Premiere Basically a Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad

    10/04/2015 3:49:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 4, 2015 | Kevin Fallon
    Miley Cyrus may have hosted the SNL Season 41 premiere, but the show was all about applauding Hillary Clinton—and not just when she appeared. Live From New York…it’s a Hillary Clinton campaign ad. On Saturday night, Studio 8H was briefly remodeled into a pop-up Ready For Hillary campaign headquarters for the 41st season premiere of Saturday Night Live. The guest of honor herself even showed up for a heavily teased set, one that was tailor-made to lampoon the two biggest critiques of her persona—that her presidential ambition can at times read as deranged entitlement and desperation, and that she lacks...
  • Biden to announce 2016 decision within days: report

    10/04/2015 10:01:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 10/3/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce whether he will run for president in the next seven to 10 days, according to CBS News. Two of the three sources CBS News cited said the vice president is leaning toward running. ADVERTISEMENT Several Democratic donors who have met with Biden also told CBS News they came away with the impression that he would run. The sources say Biden will sit out the first Democratic primary debate Oct. 13 even if he announces his candidacy before then. A spokesperson for the vice president did not comment to CBS News on the...
  • Iowa GOP chairman: Caucus will come down to the wire (Trump leads, Cruz now up to 3rd place!)

    10/04/2015 4:30:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | October 4, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    The chairman of the Iowa Republican Party says the Hawkeye State’s GOP presidential caucus is still up for grabs, predicting the race will be a “nail-biter.” “The people are waiting to make up their minds,” Jeff Kaufmann told host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 New York on Sunday. “I don’t think we’re going to have polls that are predictable of the end of this thing, this caucus season in Iowa,” he added. “We’re going to be well into January before this thing starts flushing out to the point where you can even start talking about the top five and the...
  • Polls: Trump still tops in Iowa, New Hampshire (New NBC News/WSJ/Marist polls out today)

    10/04/2015 3:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 4, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Donald Trump still leads the Republican pack in the two first two states in the presidential nominating contest, though Ben Carson is on his heels in Iowa and Carly Fiorina is close behind in New Hampshire. New NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls out Sunday morning show Trump up in Iowa, with 24% support to Carson's 19%. Fiorina is third at 8%, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 7%, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal at 6% each, according to the poll. In New Hampshire, Trump remains in first place with 21% support...
  • Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders

    10/03/2015 1:57:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Independent Mail ^ | October 2, 2015 | Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016. The aggressive words, in particular from front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have exacerbated a widening rift between the GOP's pragmatic and ideological wings as the party tries to avoid losing a third consecutive presidential election. His relationship with the nation's Hispanic community already strained, Trump vowed on Wednesday to deport any Syrian refugee taken in by the U.S. Most likely...
  • Why We Should Take a Closer Look at Ben Carson

    10/03/2015 12:00:26 PM PDT · by gasport · 31 replies
    Time ^ | 15/10/2 | Benjamin Crump
    Benjamin Crump is President of the National Bar Association and represents the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice. Michael Brown's attorney says the Republican presidential candidate is a role model for men like him
  • Ben Carson calls on IRS to target Muslim advocacy group

    10/03/2015 10:34:46 AM PDT · by celmak · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/02/2015 | Aliyah Frumin
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is going after an influential U.S. Islamic group, arguing it violated the federal tax code after its executive director recently called on Carson to withdraw from the race following his controversial remarks about Muslims. The retired neurosurgeon started a petition on Thursday asking supporters to encourage the Internal Revenue Service to take away the Council on Islamic-American Relations’ tax exempt status.
  • Hillary Clinton Mocks Ben Carson, Ted Cruz on Gay Rights

    10/03/2015 10:02:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 3, 2015 | Liz Kreutz
    Hillary Clinton on Saturday mocked Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Ted Cruz over their positions on gay rights during remarks to the Human Rights Campaign, where she also called for new laws to support and protect the rights of transgendered people. "Ben Carson says that marriage equality is what caused the fall of the Roman empire," the Democratic presidential candidate said to laughter during a breakfast at the LGBT rights organization's annual gathering in Washington, D.C. Clinton then mentioned Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, which drew hisses and boos from the crowd gathered inside the grand ballroom of the Mayflower...
  • Carson: Terrorists 'would be fools' not to try infiltrating refugees

    10/03/2015 6:31:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies ^ | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Friday that he opposes admitting Syrian refugees inside America’s borders. “To bring into this country groups infiltrated with jihadists makes no sense,” he told listeners in Des Moines, according to ABC News. “At some point you have to use common sense and judgment,” Carson said. "If you are part of the global jihadist movement, and you see large numbers of people from your area moving into the United States, wouldn’t you want to infiltrate them?” “They would be fools not to [try],” the retired neurosurgeon added of extremists. "Why would we do something...
  • The Edge: Rubio, Bush, Fiorina and Cruz win the week

    10/02/2015 7:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz gained ground on the competition in this week’s installment of The Edge, a one-of-a-kind measurement from the New Analytics Company that “scrubs” television, radio, print, internet and social media to gauge positive and negative attention for the 2016 candidates. Last week saw interest in all of the candidates muted by blowout coverage of the papal visit, and this week everyone except eighth-place Ohio Gov. John Kasich got a lift. Candidates Donald Trump, Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie all rebounded...
  • Last Men Standing: When Trump, Carson & Fiorina fade, Cruz and Rubio might be the GOP's finalists.

    10/02/2015 11:32:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | Robert Schlesinger
    It's possible, just possible, that the final battle to become the 2016 GOP standard-bearer will come down to a pair of first-generation Cuban-American, first-term senators. Yes, I'm talking about the same Republican Party that has proven so incompetent in reaching out to Hispanic voters that it followed up its 2012 post-mortem determination to get better at it by, arguably, getting worse. Not that a final showdown between Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida will necessarily help on that score, but more on that later. How does this scenario play out? It starts with the assumption that...
  • Trump would 'absolutely' hire Carson

    10/02/2015 5:20:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 50 replies ^ | Tal Kopan
    If Donald Trump bests Ben Carson to win the White House, the former neurosurgeon may have a special place in Washington regardless -- in the Trump administration. Trump said Friday that he would "absolutely" put Carson in his Cabinet if he were to win the presidency. "I would put him -- I'd love to have that," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Trump called Carson a "nice man" and said so far the two have had a "very good relationship," seemingly ignoring a roughly two-week span in September during which the two traded jabs on faith and energy. The real...
  • GOP’s 2016 Festival of Hate: It’s Already the Most Racist Presidential Campaign Ever

    09/29/2015 2:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dean Obeidallah, Palestinian-American Comedian
    It’s not just Trump. Cruz, Carson, others—it’s a festival of hate out there. And it’s only going to get worse, and worse.It appears that the GOP has traded in its dog whistle for a bullhorn when it comes to bigotry in the 2016 race for president. It’s as if the Republican presidential candidates are regressing to a time long gone. There was a time decades ago that conservatives, and even Democrats like George Wallace, could and would openly demonize minorities in the most vile terms to attract white voters. But soon they realized the need to be subtler because times...
  • Koch brothers, other 2016 mega donors warm to Carly Fiorina

    10/04/2015 3:50:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/4/15 | MICHELLE CONLIN
    Carly Fiorina has emerged as the Republican candidate of the moment in conservative fundraising circles, drawing the notice of the billionaire Koch brothers and other wealthy donors who could instantly remake her shoestring presidential campaign. Fiorina's show-stealing performance in a Republican presidential debate last month, and her subsequent surge in the polls, has prompted industrialists Charles and David Koch to take a “serious look” at the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, according to three sources close to the brothers. She has now moved to the short list of candidates the Kochs may support with their reported $1 billion war chest, the...
  • Should Black Lives Matter Movement Hold A Presidential Candidate Forum To Address Our Issues?

    10/04/2015 8:50:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | September 28, 2015 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin posed a question about the upcoming presidential election and one of the largest movements in recent history: “Should the Black Lives Matter movement invite Republican and Democratic presidential candidates to a debate/forum in an attempt to force them to address issues important to the African-American community?” There would be pros and cons behind holding the forum, NewsOne Now panelist Paris Dennard told Martin: “It would be very telling to those candidates who take this seriously and who may not agree with the slogan or the hashtag, but understand there are pros behind...
  • It's Crazy to Have 10 Candidates in the Main Debate and 3 in the Sideshow One

    10/04/2015 3:37:36 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 21 replies
    News Machete ^ | 10/4/2015 | News Machete
    CNBC has released its criteria for the next GOP debate, and effectively it means there will be ten candidates in the real debate, and three in the minor leagues division: Donald Trump would be at the center, flanked by Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. If polling averages remain constant, the rest of the 8 p.m. stage would feature Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. John Kasich, Gov. Chris Christie, former Gov. Mike Huckabee and Paul. Any candidate who has reached 1 percent in at least one of the polls recognized by CNBC is invited to...
  • Ben Carson: CAIR Broke the Law in Its Political Attacks (sics IRS on them)

    10/03/2015 5:44:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2015 | Breitbart News
    From Bradford Richardson writing at The Hill: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says a nonprofit Islamic advocacy group broke the law by calling for him to drop out of the presidential race. “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held a public press conference demanding that I withdraw from the presidential race,” Carson said in an email to supporters Saturday. “Here’s the catch – CAIR is a tax-exempt nonprofit, and the IRS rules explicitly prohibit such groups from intervening in political campaigns on behalf of – or in opposition to – a candidate,” the email continues.
  • Jeb! at 4%: Will he drop out?

    10/03/2015 6:08:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | October 2, 2015 | Ryan Girdusky
    A new poll by Pew Research released Friday shows that former Florida Gov. Jeb! Bush (R) may be going the way of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R). The polling report found that Bush’s support among Republican primary voters has withered to a mere 4 percent. To make matter worse, among the majority of likely GOP voters who consider themselves conservatives, only 2 percent said they would vote for Bush. Bush fatigue is largely due to the massive change in what the electorate is looking for in a president. A majority of Republican voters...
  • BREAKING: CONFIRMED: Chris Harper-Mercer Is 26 Year-Old Muslim Killer #UCCShooting

    10/01/2015 9:12:33 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 90 replies
    GotNews ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    At long last here is a photo of Chris Harper Mercer, the 26-year-old shooter in Oregon. He is most certainly a Muslim.
  • Trump still leads as Rubio and Fiorina rise

    10/02/2015 9:58:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    You.Gov ^ | October 1, 2015 | Kathy Frankovic
    Donald Trump again leads the Republican primary field – but his lead has dwindled since before the second debate, while Marco Rubio has seen a significant boost in support.Although businessman Donald Trump continues to lead the GOP field when it comes to presidential preference of those registered voters who think of themselves as Republican, he is by no means the best-liked contender for Republicans for those potential voters. At least five other candidates in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll are seen more favorably by Republicans than Trump. Trump’s lead has somewhat diminished in recent weeks, though he remains in first place...

    10/02/2015 6:18:06 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    conservative post ^ | 10/02/2015 | P W
    “Absolutely” hire him. Trump said Friday if he wins the election he has a special place for Carson on his Cabinet. “I would put him — I’d love to have that,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Trump also stated he regards Carson as a “nice man” although he seriously doubts Carson’s negotiation skills. Trump feels like he is the sure-shot for the presidential run. Could we possibly see a Trump-Carson ticket?
  • [One America News Network Poll Results August 4, 2015 ] Trump 18.8%, Carson 14.1 in Iowa Poll

    10/02/2015 2:01:20 PM PDT · by UncleRicosFootball · 76 replies
    Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 1,302 registered voters in Iowa regarding the presidential election and other areas of interest. The sample includes 454 Republican Caucus participants, 328 Democratic Caucus participants, and the remainder not planning on participating in the caucus, but are planning to vote in the regular elections. The poll has a margin of error of ± 2.7% [4.6% for Republican Caucus/5.4% for Democratic Caucus]. The total may not round to 100% because of rounding. The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls (IVR technology) and weighted separately for each population in the...
  • Anti-Muslim Protests Nationwide:'Global Rally For Humanity' Calls On Demonstrations

    10/01/2015 12:53:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/30/2015 | Michael Kaplan
    An anti-Islam group has called on "patriots" to hold demonstrations in front of mosques across the country in October. Responding to the call, protests organized under the name "Global Rally For Humanity" have already been scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10 in at least 20 locations, including Charleston, South Carolina; Atlanta; Dearborn, Michigan; and Phoenix, Imagine 2050 reported Tuesday. Some of the organizers have encouraged demonstrators to leave their weapons at home, while others have encouraged participants to utilize their right to bear arms, the website said. “As this invasion of Muslim colonization continues unchecked on American soil, we can...
  • Colin Powell slams Donald Trump's immigration plan

    10/01/2015 12:38:17 PM PDT · by detective · 86 replies
    yahoo News ^ | ‎October‎ ‎1‎, ‎2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Republican Party has shifted much further right than the rest of the country — and GOP leaders must get its fringe members in line. During an appearance at the Washington Ideas Forum on Wednesday, Powell said it “should be obvious to party leaders that they cannot keep saying and doing the things that they were doing and hope to be successful in national-level election in the future, not just in 2016.”
  • Democrats - The Party of the KKK...

    10/01/2015 6:10:27 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 29, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Ben Carson is hoping to awaken black voters to his campaign with a message of economic empowerment, saying the black community has been done a disservice by heeding political power overtures from Democrats. Speaking to a small group of black leaders and activists last week, the retired neurosurgeon, who is surging in polling in the Republican presidential race, said he believes black Americans bring more power through the size of their bank account than by putting their “fist in the air.” Later in the article: “The Democrat Party, of course, is the party of the KKK. Of Jim Crow laws....
  • Carson raises $20M for '16 bid in past 3 months

    09/30/2015 7:04:45 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    AP ^ | September 30th, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES and HOLLY RAMER
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Political newcomer Ben Carson raised more than $20 million in the past three months to fuel his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign said Wednesday, a haul of campaign cash that shatters records and sets a new bar for his GOP rivals. As other campaigns scrambled to bring in final donations before the end of the fundraising period at midnight, Carson's senior team celebrated its massive haul at its suburban Washington campaign headquarters. Two dozen staffers shared a red, white and blue chocolate cake topped with frosted numbers "$31,000,000" — the total amount the...
  • Next Republican Debate Could Be Bad News For Paul, Graham

    09/30/2015 7:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    National Public Radio's It's All Politics ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jessica Taylor
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul could be on the chopping block and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham may not even make the undercard debate under criteria released Wednesday by CNBC ahead of its Oct. 28 GOP presidential debate. The rules would limit the prime-time debate to any candidates polling above 3 percent. That's of an average of national polls released between Sept. 17 and Oct. 21. Surveys from NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, CNN and Bloomberg will be used to make the determination. To quality for the undercard debate, candidates must pull in at least 1 percent support in any of...
  • Trump says he'd send back Syrians taken in by US

    09/30/2015 6:39:15 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    Brandenton Herald ^ | September 30, 2015 | JILL COLVIN
    KEEENE, N.H. — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would send back Syrian refugees taken in by the U.S. if he's elected president. "I'm putting the people on notice that are coming from here from Syria as part of this migration," Trump said during a rally in Keene, New Hampshire. "If I win, they're going back." ... "They could be ISIS," said Trump, who questioned why Syrians were fleeing their country instead of staying and fighting. ... Secretary of State John Kerry announced earlier this month that the U.S. would significantly increase the number of migrants it...
  • ISIS Smuggler: 'We Will Use Refugee Crisis to Infiltrate West'

    09/30/2015 8:49:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies ^ | 09/04/2015
    Author Robert Spencer wrote Sept. 4 in Front Page Magazine, “This is no longer just a ‘refugee crisis.’ This is a hijrah.” Hijrah is the Islamic doctrine of migration, which is a form of stealth jihad. “To emigrate in the cause of Allah – that is, to move to a new land in order to bring Islam there, is considered in Islam to be a highly meritorious act,” Spencer wrote. He cited the following Quranic text: “And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance,” says the Quran. “And whoever leaves his...
  • Carson campaign raises $20 million in three months (Outraises Jeb according to Wall Street Journal)

    09/30/2015 7:16:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/30/15 | KATIE GLUECK
    Ben Carson's presidential campaign has raised $20 million in the last three months, according to a new report published Wednesday. The fundraising haul, which will be made publicly available on Oct. 15, is a staggering sum that would put Carson, the conservative former pediatric neurosurgeon, in the top tier of well-funded campaigns, with more than $30 million raised in total.
  • Polls! Dr. Ben Carson tied with Trump in GOP race. Carly & Rubio gain. Jeb in freefall.

    09/30/2015 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/15 | Robert Laurie
    Sanders closing in on Hillary About a month ago, we learned that Donald Trump and Ben Carson were in a virtual dead heat in Iowa. People naturally wondered if the polling would be borne out nationwide, or if it was a local anomaly. A couple of weeks later we started to receive word that Trump’s lead was shrinking and Ben Carson was closing in - fast. Still, Trump supporters were sure those polls were outliers since there was no way “the Donald” could be losing ground to an “OK doctor who hasn’t created enough jobs.” Now, however, they’re being forced...
  • CNBC sets 3 percent polling floor for main GOP debate stage

    09/30/2015 12:59:09 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/30/2015 | Alex Isenstadt and Hadas Gold
    The next Republican debate will feature an undercard stage before the main event, the forum's host CNBC said Wednesday, assuaging some of the fears and complaints from lower-tiered presidential campaigns. Candidates polling at an average of 3 percent in the five weeks before the event will make the primetime debate at 8 p.m. EDT Oct. 28. A 2.5 percent average will be rounded up to 3 percent.  Candidates with a 1 percent average will appear in a forum at 6 p.m. EDT. The polls being used for the averages are from NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN and Bloomberg released...

    09/30/2015 12:17:48 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/30/15 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Republican presidential candidate and retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson doubled down on his remarks, which ignited a controversy over a person who is a Muslim not being qualified to be president if they put their religious law before the Constitution of the Untied States. Carson said “Let me tell you what I would advocate, I would advocate that people go back and look at the transcript of what I actually said. …I would have problems with somebody who embraced all the doctrines associated with Islam. If they are not willing to reject...
  • Muslim Civil Rights Group May Have Violated Federal Law By Criticizing Ben Carson. ( CAIR )

    09/30/2015 11:43:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2015 | Chuck Ross
    The largest Muslim civil rights group in the U.S. may have violated the federal tax code when its executive director last week called on retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson to drop out of the presidential race because of his comments about Muslims. ... In calling for Carson to end his White House bid, Awad argued that Carson’s comments were in violation of the Constitution which states that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust of the United States.” But Fox News’ Megyn Kelly reported on Tuesday that Awad’s statement may put...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Ben Carson says he would run outside of GOP if he 'had to'

    09/29/2015 4:54:44 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 31 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 09/28/2015, 02:06pm | Scott Sutton
    Dr. Ben Carson, the Republican party’s current No. 2 presidential candidate, said he would consider a run for the White House outside of the party but probably not this cycle.
  • Meet the Four Kinds of GOP Voters

    09/28/2015 6:27:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-28-2015 | HUGH HEWITT
    First, there are the GOP’s “True Believers,” to use Eric Hoffer’s term. Among the four categories of voters, the True Believers in 2016 have already picked a candidate and are sticking to him come hell or high water—at least unless and until he drops out or wins. It’s clear that the True Believers are lining up primarily behind Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Rick Santorum or Donald Trump. The second category of GOP voters are the “Buckley Voters,” so-called because they tend to follow the “Buckley Rule” and support the most conservative candidate they see...
  • 2016 GOP Power Index: Jeb jolted from top spot (Putting Sen. Ted Cruz at the top)

    09/28/2015 7:24:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    GOP 2016 POWER INDEX: JEB JOLTED FROM TOP SPOT There’s been a seismic shakeup this week, knocking Jeb Bush from the top spot for the first time since the race began and putting Sen. Ted Cruz at the top. The latest WSJ/NBC News poll has Donald Trump and Ben Carson tied for the lead with Sen. Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina tied for third place. But few would imagine that those rankings will be predictive. Bush and Cruz in are farther behind, but the Fox News First Power Index is about more than just the latest polls. It’s about who...
  • Morning Consult Poll: Trump 30, Carson 15, Jeb 10

    09/28/2015 11:51:21 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 105 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 9/28/15 | Morning Consult
    While real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican field, several rivals are beginning to find footholds, the new poll shows. Trump leads with 30 percent of the vote, ahead of 15 percent for retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and 10 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
  • Poll: Biden Broadly Favorable, But Clinton Still Leads

    09/28/2015 11:33:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 9 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 9/28/15 | Reid Wilson
    More Americans say they see Vice President Joe Biden in a favorable light than those who view him unfavorably, a new Morning Consult survey finds, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to lead the Democratic field. Biden is viewed favorably by 49 percent of voters, while 40 percent see him unfavorably. If he decides to run for president, it would make him one of just a small handful of candidates who have net-favorable ratings at a time when most voters see anyone with political experience in a negative light. Snip While real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to...
  • Dr. Ben Carson - "Creation Week" lecture

    09/28/2015 10:47:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 13 replies
    General Conference SDA Church ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | Dr. Ben Carson
    Published on Feb 24, 2015 Dr Ben Carson Creation Week - General Conference SDA Church
  • Jeb Bush's lackluster campaign sparks GOP grumblings: 'If you want to lose the general election,

    09/28/2015 10:05:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/28/15 | Jeva Lange
    Jeb Bush's lackluster campaign sparks GOP grumblings: 'If you want to lose the general election, nominate Jeb'. Jeb Bush could be the letdown of the Republican primary if he doesn't resuscitate his campaign posthaste. Sunday saw the former Florida governor slide to fifth place in the race behind Trump, Carson, Rubio, and Fiorina, with only 7 percent in a national NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. His numbers are similarly unexciting in Iowa and New Hampshire, both of which have early February contests. "What I hear everywhere when you say Jeb's name is, 'If you want to lose the general election, nominate...
  • Ben Carson: I'll Change My Position If You Show Me Islamic Text Opposed to Sharia

    09/28/2015 9:49:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/28/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was once again asked to explain his earlier comment that he wouldn't want a Muslim in charge of the nation. He responded by suggesting that Islam has an intrinsic problem, referring to Shariah, the Quran, hadith and fatwas. ABC News "This Week" guest host Martha Raddatz asked Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, if he still stands by his last week's comment: "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation." Carson pointed out to her that she didn't take into account what he said just before making that comment. "I said...
  • Inside the Religious Right’s hive mind: Why Trump was booed & Carson cheered at Values Voter Summit

    09/28/2015 7:00:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | September 28, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    Over the past several days, GOP hopefuls looked to curry favor with hardcore culture warriors. Here's what happened.Last week was one for the political books. The Pope brought his message about the need to help the poor and deal with climate change to America, apparently leading Catholic Supreme Court Justices Scalia, Alito and Thomas to boycott his historic speech to a joint session of Congress. At the same time, the evangelical activist community held its annual Values Voter Summit featuring many of the GOP presidential candidates who once would have been excited to celebrate the pope’s visit but were instead...