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  • White House Denies Claims That Former Attorney-General Sally Yates’ Testimony Was Blocked

    03/28/2017 10:41:11 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/28/2017 | Benjy Sarlin
    Several Democrats expressed outrage on Monday after letters surfaced that they said suggested the White House tried to prevent former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying before a House Intelligence Committee in its probe of connections between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. "It sounds like an effort to try and muzzle persons who have information and the ability to shed light on this investigation," Rep. Jackie Speier, D-California, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told MSNBC. [Dem Rep found out intel meetings cancelled through 'media reports'] White House officials and House Intelligence chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Califonia...
  • Senate Select Committee says no evidence Trump Tower ever bugged by White House.

    03/16/2017 12:09:57 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 48 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 3/16/17 | Fox News
    Just breaking per Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) say so.
  • Robert Osborne, TCM host and film historian, dies at 84

    03/06/2017 11:51:53 AM PST · by CaptainK · 41 replies
    Film historian Robert Osborne, the effervescent primetime host of Turner Classic Movies since the cabler's inception in 1994, has died. He was 84. TCM released a statement saying, "All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne. Robert was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than 23 years." Osborne was an irrepressible advocate for the films of Hollywood's golden era who wrote the Motion Picture Academy-sanctioned "50 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards" in 1978 and a number of updates ending in 2008 with "80...
  • James Rosen on being the target of surveillance under the Obama administration

    03/05/2017 8:45:10 PM PST · by CaptainK · 23 replies ^ | 3/5/2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    With the Trump administration claiming Trump Tower may have been wiretapped and a spokesman for Obama denying he was involved in such a thing, some are recalling the targeting of Fox News reporter James Rosen by the Obama Department of Justice. Rosen appeared on Fox News today to discuss his experience. “I have to clarify that I was not wiretapped, my parents were not wiretapped, which is where you place a listening device on someone’s telephone line and you listen to their conversations,” Rosen said. He continued, “What happened to me was that the Attorney General, Eric Holder, under Barack...
  • Women’s March on Washington Opens Contentious Dialogues About Race

    01/09/2017 8:15:16 PM PST · by CaptainK · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/9/2017 | FARAH STOCKMAN
    Many thousands of women are expected to converge on the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington the day after Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. Jennifer Willis no longer plans to be one of them. Ms. Willis, a 50-year-old wedding minister from South Carolina, had looked forward to taking her daughters to the march. Then she read a post on the Facebook page for the march that made her feel unwelcome because she is white. The post, written by a black activist from Brooklyn who is a march volunteer, advised “white allies” to listen more and talk less. It also...
  • GOP To Use Previously Unheard Of Tactic To Slam Dunk Trump Agenda

    11/12/2016 5:28:26 PM PST · by CaptainK · 125 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/12/2016 | Stan Collender
    The Republican congressional leadership is seriously considering an unprecedented procedure to guarantee that its and President-elect Donald Trump’s highest priorities are quickly this novel procedure would enact a sizable chunk of the Trump/GOP agenda without opponents having much…or perhaps…any influence on the outcome. The Republican congressional leadership is seriously considering an unprecedented procedure to guarantee that its and President-elect Donald Trump’s highest priorities are quickly enacted soon after Congress convenes next year. The key is “reconciliation,” the part of the congressional budget process that allows highly controversial policies to be considered in the Senate without any possibility of them being...
  • Billy Bush 'BRAGGED to his NBC co-workers about lewd Trump tape over the summer

    10/11/2016 11:05:05 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 65 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/10/16 | Chris Spargo
    Billy Bush broke down in tears after audio of him making lewd comments about women with Donald Trump was released this past Friday. A source tells US Weekly that the Today anchor quickly grew nervous that the tape would lead to him being fired from his new job, just two months after he joined the NBC morning show. 'Billy was devastated and crying when the leaked tape of him with Donald Trump in 2005 was first leaked to The Washington Post,' said the source. 'He was crying that his career was over.' And while the tape of Trump was tracked...
  • Fox News Poll: Clinton edges Trump by two points one month ahead of election

    10/08/2016 2:18:40 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 58 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/7/16 | Dana Blanton P
    Hillary Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump by 44-42 percent in a new national Fox News Poll. That’s a two-point edge among likely voters for Clinton. She was up by three points last week (43-40 percent) and by one point in mid-September (41-40 percent). Third party candidates Gary Johnson (6 percent) and Jill Stein (2 percent) are in single digits. Related Image redo Expand / Contract In the head-to-head matchup, Clinton tops Trump by 48-44 percent. It was 49-44 percent last week. Her lead is within the poll’s margin of error in both the two-way and four-way race.
  • Poll: Clinton up 10 on Trump nationally

    10/06/2016 5:51:29 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 163 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/16 | Mark Hensch
    Hillary Clinton is 10 points ahead of Donald Trump in a national poll just over a month from Election Day. The Democratic nominee leads her Republican rival 50 percent to 40 percent among likely voters in the Fairleigh Dickinson University survey released Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT Pollsters found Clinton’s edge is roughly unchanged when respondents are asked about third-party candidates. Clinton leads Trump, 45 percent to 36 percent, in a four-way matchup, with Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson grabbing 11 percent and the Green Party's Jill Stein nabbing 3 percent.
  • Post-debate, Clinton takes the lead

    10/03/2016 5:56:50 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/3/2016 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    (CNN)Hillary Clinton emerges from the first presidential debate with a five-point lead over Donald Trump in the race for the presidency, having narrowed the enthusiasm gap between her supporters and Trump's, and holding broad advantages over the Republican nominee as the candidate with the right temperament and preparation for the job, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The survey finds Clinton topping Trump 47% to 42% among likely voters with Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson at 7% and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 2%. Clinton's boost in the race stems largely from gains on Trump among men (from a 22-point...
  • New Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll shows Clinton ahead in Pennsylvania

    09/17/2016 10:14:32 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 67 replies ^ | 9/18/16 | Laura Olson
    WASHINGTON — Democrat Hillary Clinton has a 9-point lead among likely Pennsylvania voters as Republican Donald Trump continues to struggle among groups key to winning the state, according to a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll released Saturday. The survey, conducted Sept. 12-16, shows Clinton leading the presidential race here with support from 47 percent of likely voters who say they intend to vote for her or are leaning that way. Trump is at 38 percent, while 11 percent say they'd pick neither of the major-party choices, and 4 percent are not sure. Clinton's lead narrows slightly to 8 percent when third-party...
  • Donald Trump’s birther event is the greatest trick he’s ever pulled (WP pearl clutching)

    09/16/2016 10:36:49 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/16/16 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump is, at heart, a showman. He rose to national fame thanks to star turns on reality TV in which he played the tough-talking boss to a group of aspirants hoping to become as successful as he has been in business. His great gift is the ability to draw attention — and then use that attention for his own, usually commercial, purposes. Trump may have outdone himself on Friday morning. He and his campaign touted a "major" announcement at his newly-opened hotel in Washington, D.C. at 10 a.m. The word was that Trump would walk away from his past...
  • Mary Matlin declares that Trump has 100% chance of winning the election

    09/08/2016 2:39:05 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 103 replies
    Bloomberg TV | 9/8/16 | Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
    Mary Matlin was just on "With All Due Respect" on Bloomberg TV with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Matling was never a Trump fan but she now says she will vote for him. They ask her for the odds of winning for each candidate and she replied Trump is at 100%. She said there is something going on in the country that the press refuses to see but the country was leaning towards Trump. To say they were dumbfounded with be a mild statement. They were hysterical. It was a thing of beauty. The show will be repeated on MSNBC...
  • Fox settles with Gretchen Carlson for $20M, and is expected to offer apology

    09/06/2016 6:38:19 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 111 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/6/2016 | Michelle Castillo
    21st Century Fox will settle Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, according to the company. Vanity Fair reported that sources close to the situation said the media company will pay Carlson $20 million as well as offer a public apology. 21stCentury Fox will also settle two other sexual harassment cases brought against Ailes. According to a document filed today in the United States District Court District of New Jersey, Gretchen Carlson voluntarily dismissed her case against Roger Ailes with prejudice on Tuesday.
  • IRS identified 1.1 million cases of identity theft but didn’t notify victims (blood boiling)

    08/31/2016 4:10:56 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 24 replies ^ | 8/31/16 | John Sexton
    Inspector General: IRS identified 1.1 million cases of The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued a report Tuesday which found the IRS had identified 1.1 million cases of employment-related identity theft since 2011 but failed to notify the victims. As the IG’s press release makes clear, TIGTA pointed out this same problem to the IRS in a previous audit: Why is the IRS so hesitant to deal with this problem? Because most of the people committing the identity theft are illegal immigrants.
  • Poll: Donald Trump Chips Away at Hillary Clinton's National Lead

    08/30/2016 9:50:09 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/30/16 | Hannah Hartig, John Lapinski and Stephanie Psyllos
    Hillary Clinton's national lead over Donald Trump has narrowed slightly to 6 points, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll Clinton now enjoys 48 percent support, while Trump holds steady with 42 percent. Last week, Clinton led Trump by 8 points. The latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll was conducted online from August 22 through August 28 among registered voters. The one group that is open to changing their minds are registered Independents who do not lean toward either party. Trump has made inroads with this group. Two weeks ago, Clinton led Trump by 8 points among this key...
  • Trump threatens to 'tell the real story' about Morning Joe 'clowns'

    08/22/2016 5:44:07 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/22/16 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump laced into the hosts of MSNBC's morning show anew on Monday, accusing one of co-hosts of being "neurotic" and a "mess" and both of them as being "two clowns." "Tried watching low-rated @Morning_Joe this morning, unwatchable! @morningmika is off the wall, a neurotic and not very bright mess!" Trump tweeted Monday, referring specifically to Mika Brzezinski, in response to the first hour and 20 minutes of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Minutes after his initial tweet, Trump offered another personal broadside. "Some day, when things calm down, I'll tell the real story of @JoeNBC and his very insecure long-time girlfriend,...
  • Done deal: Evan McMullin qualifies for the ballot in Utah

    08/16/2016 5:05:19 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 59 replies ^ | 8/15/16 | Allahpundit
    If my theory about his candidacy is correct then this was the only state ballot that really mattered to him and his team. Mission accomplished. McMullin, running as an alternative to Donald Trump, filed the required 1,000 signatures on Monday to be on the ballot, Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox’s office confirmed. “Petition filed. He will be on the ballot,” Mark Thomas, Cox’s director of Elections told POLITICO moments after members of McMullin’s campaign walked into his office to file. The deadline to file the signatures was Monday by 5 p.m. Mountain Time, 7 p.m. Easter
  • Mexico: Gunmen kidnap 16 people from beach resort restaurant in Puerto Vallarta

    08/15/2016 2:11:02 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 91 replies ^ | 8/15/16 | Fiona Keating
    Armed men have abducted at least 16 people from La Leche, an upmarket restaurant in a popular Mexican tourist destination. "I am in Puerto Vallarta heading the investigation into the kidnapping (that) occurred this morning," said Eduardo Almaguer, the state prosecutor on his Twitter account on Monday (15 August). Initial reports, which have not been officially confirmed, stated that a group of armed men targeted around 20 people in La Leche restaurant and took some of them away in several vehicles. Prosecutors in the western state of Jalisco said that two SUVs with several gunmen arrived at around 1am at...
  • The GOP must dump Trump

    08/09/2016 8:56:04 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 126 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/9/2016 | Joe Scarborough
    The Muslim ban, the David Duke denial, the “Mexican” judge flap, the draft dodger denigrating John McCain’s military service, the son of privilege attacking an immigrant Gold Star mother and the constant revisionism and lying about past political positions taken are but a few of the lowlights that have punctuated Donald Trump’s chaotic chase for the presidency. Any one of these offenses would have disqualified any other candidate for president. But the Republican nominee remained competitive against a historically weak Democratic nominee on the promise of bringing radical change and dramatic disruption to Washington.
  • Poll: Clinton leads by 13 points among likely voters (playing with the polls alert)

    08/08/2016 1:41:53 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 41 replies
    Hillary Clinton’s post-convention bounce has been amplified through the weekend, giving the Democratic presidential nominee a double-digit lead among likely voters, according to a new poll released Monday. The Monmouth University survey shows Clinton leading the flagging GOP nominee Donald Trump, 50 percent to 37 percent, among likely voters. Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson is at 7 percent, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein is at 2 percent. Only 3 percent of likely voters are undecided.
  • Clinton's lead over Trump narrows to less than three points: Reuters/Ipsos poll (likely voters)

    08/07/2016 7:54:45 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 21 replies ^ | 8/6/2016 | Grant Smith
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's lead over Republican rival Donald Trump narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday, down from nearly eight points on Monday. About 42 percent of likely voters favored Clinton, to Trump's 39 percent, according to the July 31-Aug. 4 online poll of 1,154 likely voters. The poll had a credibility interval of plus or minus 3 percentage points, meaning that the results suggest the race is roughly even.
  • Clinton's Lead Narrows Slightly In National Tracking Poll (Likely Voters)

    08/05/2016 11:38:47 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 34 replies ^ | 8/4/2016 | Danielle Keeton-Olsen
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump narrowed slightly among likely voters in the latest iteration of the Ipsos/Reuters tracking poll released Thursday. Clinton led Trump by four points, 43-39. In last week's installment of the Ipsos/Reuters poll, Clinton led Trump by five points, 40-35, among likely voters. Though her lead decreased slightly, Clinton gained three percentage points of support, from polling at 40 percent last week to 43 percent in the latest poll.
  • Proximity to equator may play role in frequency of violent behavior, theory suggests

    08/02/2016 8:01:23 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 54 replies ^ | 8/2/2016 | Kevin Byrne
    A team of researchers recently published a study that proposes a new model on how violent human behavior may be impacted by a warmer climate. The paper, published in the journal, "Behavioral and Brain Sciences" by faculty at The Ohio State University and Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, introduced a model of Climate, Aggression and Self-control in Humans (CLASH) that seeks to understand "differences within and between countries in aggression and violence in terms of differences in climate." "We believe our model can help explain the impact of climate on rates of violence in different parts of the world," Paul van...
  • Ratings: Democratic Convention Down From RNC's Closing Night

    07/29/2016 9:39:51 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 37 replies ^ | 7/29/2016 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    The Big 3’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday totaled 10.2 million viewers and a 2.5 demo rating, on par with Night 3 yet down from the RNC’s Night 4 (12.3 mil/2.6). The prelim numbers are also down sharply from broadcast-TV’s coverage of the closing night of the 2012 DNC (14.7 mil/4.1, where NBC started at 9/8c).
  • Tony Schwartz Co-Author Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal,Says Trump Presidency Would Be Terrifying

    07/19/2016 7:50:45 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 73 replies
    ABCNEWS.COM ^ | 7/18/2016 | MORGAN WINSOR
    Tony Schwartz, Donald Trump’s co-author on “The Art of the Deal,” admitted that he regrets writing the 1987 book and that he finds the thought of a Trump presidency “terrifying.” So why did Schwartz keep his silence for so long? “We had a successful experience together. I never in a million years thought he would run for president. Had I thought that 30 years ago, I wouldn’t have written the book,” he told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” today. “But for 29 years, I didn’t think he would, and it didn’t seem like it was important to...
  • A Bad Choice for FBI Director (From 2013)

    07/06/2016 5:15:36 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 8 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/2/2013 | Richard Cohn
    It was probably the most famous hospital visit since Bob Woodward snuck into the room of dying CIA Director William J. Casey in 1987. This time it was James Comey, a deputy attorney general, who in 2004 rushed to the bedside of Attorney General John Ashcroft and implored him not to reauthorize the government's warrantless spying program. Ashcroft stayed his pen -- and Comey, having virtually committed an act of civil disobedience, became something of a Washington legend. He is now Barack Obama's choice to head up the FBI. I applaud him with one hand.
  • Mikas Hush Hush Divorce Fuels Joe Romance Chatter

    06/30/2016 9:33:34 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 27 replies
    New York Pst ^ | 06/26/16 | Emily Smith
    “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough could soon go public as a couple. Page Six has exclusively learned that Brzezinski and her husband of 23 years have quietly divorced. Popular MSNBC stars Scarborough and Brzezinski are widely rumored to be romantically involved — and there’s plenty of on-air chemistry for all to see. But while Scarborough is also divorced — since 2013 — the TV duo have never confirmed they’re romantically involved. An NBC insider told us, “Everybody at 30 Rock knows they are a couple . . . They are constantly together, they arrive and leave events together, even...
  • Poll: Clinton Eats Away at Trump's Lead Among Men, White Voters

    06/14/2016 3:55:46 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 96 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/14/16 | Hannah Hartig, John Lapinski and Stephanie Psyllos
    Hillary Clinton made history last week when she became the first woman to represent a major political party as the presumptive Democratic nominee. Her good week got even better when President Obama and Sen. Elizabeth Warren formally endorsed her. Donald Trump, on the other hand, received quite a bit of negative attention from inside his own party, including a few Republicans walking away from their previous endorsements of him. Influence of the events of the past week is evident in the most recent NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll, which shows Clinton leading Trump by 7 points, 49 percent to...
  • Joe Scarborough just went off on Donald Trump’s ‘racism’

    06/06/2016 8:17:08 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 77 replies ^ | 6/6/16 | By Callum Borchers
    Joe Scarborough is done with Donald Trump. After months of amiable interviews and a report that their "friendship" was making NBC executives uncomfortable, the host and the presidential candidate have recently been bickering on Twitter. And now the feud has ratcheted up another level, with Scarborough on Monday ripping Trump's "racist statement" that a federal judge of Mexican descent is inherently biased against him. Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida, has criticized Trump before. He has said he could never vote for the presumptive GOP nominee, so long as Trump refuses to back off his proposal to temporarily ban...
  • Sean Hannity is now number two at Fox News (not Megyn)

    06/02/2016 5:01:07 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 59 replies
    Dailey Caller ^ | 6/2/2016 | Steve Guest
    Sean Hannity beat out Megyn Kelly in the key 25-54 demographic in the month of May as part of his ratings surge. According to Nielsen Media Research, Hannity received 2,078,000 viewers (up 35 percent) with 460,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demographic, (a 21 percent increase) in the month of May. Hannity had the biggest year-to-year increases for all of FNC. Bill O’Reilly still continued his dominance, raking in three million total viewers (up 25 percent), with 492,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demographic.
  • FOX NEWS POLL: Trump tops Clinton in head-to-head matchup, both seen as deeply flawed candidates

    05/18/2016 3:02:32 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 49 replies ^ | 5/18/16 | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump tops Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, according to a new Fox News Poll that also finds majorities of voters feel both frontrunners lack strong moral values and will say anything to get elected. Trump has a 45-42 percent edge over Clinton, if the presidential election were held today. That’s within the poll’s margin of sampling error. Last month, Clinton was up by 48-41 percent (April 2016).
  • Hillary Clinton Holds Slim National Lead Over Donald Trump: Poll

    05/17/2016 5:54:22 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 47 replies ^ | 5/17/16 | HANNAH HARTIG, JOHN LAPINSKI and STEPHANIE PSYLLOS
    Over the past couple of weeks, Donald Trump has become the presumptive Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton has continued to inch closer to the magic number of delegates she needs to lock up the Democratic contest. Clinton continues to lead Bernie Sanders in our national tracking poll (she is up by 14 points in this week's results). Attention is now rapidly moving to the hypothetical match-up between the leading candidates with an emphasis on a Clinton and Trump contest. In this week's poll, Americans are nearly split between their choice of Trump or Clinton; her margin over Trump narrows from...
  • Donald Trump masqueraded as a spokesman to brag about himself

    05/13/2016 6:08:23 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 68 replies ^ | 5/13/16 | Marc Fisher
    The voice is instantly familiar; the tone, confident, even cocky; the cadence, distinctly Trumpian. The man on the phone vigorously defending Donald Trump says he’s a media spokesman named John Miller, but then he says, “I’m sort of new here,” and “I’m somebody that he knows and I think somebody that he trusts and likes” and even “I’m going to do this a little, part-time, and then, yeah, go on with my life.” A recording obtained by The Washington Post captures what New York reporters and editors who covered Trump’s early career experienced in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s: calls...
  • WSB-TV poll: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie in Georgia

    05/09/2016 10:14:57 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 32 replies ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jim Galloway
    Here’s the reason that Republicans are so worried about having Donald Trump as their presidential nominee: In Georgia, Democrat Hillary Clinton is in a statistical tie with Trump, according to a Landmark Communications/Rosetta Stone poll conducted for Channel 2 Action News. Trump leads Clinton overall, 42.3 percent to 41.4 percent – well within the 4.1 percent margin of error. Clinton leads Trump among independents, and the undecided Republican voters are nearly double those in the Democratic column. And the gender split is on full display: Trump leads among men, Clinton among women. FYI, Landmark and Rosetta Stone are considered Republican-oriented...
  • Fox Business Network Poll: Cruz leads in Wisconsin

    03/31/2016 4:12:17 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 124 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/31/2016 | Dana Blaton
    Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump in the Republican nomination contest in Wisconsin, according to a Fox Business Network Poll released Thursday. Cruz garners 42 percent among Wisconsin likely GOP primary voters, while Trump receives 32 percent. John Kasich comes in third with 19 percent. Among just those who say they will “definitely” vote, Cruz’s lead over Trump widens to 46-33 percent, and Kasich gets 16 percent.
  • Some Rubio advisers say get out before Florida

    03/07/2016 3:59:24 PM PST · by CaptainK · 25 replies ^ | Updated 6:38 PM ET, Monday March 7, 20163/4/2016 | Jamie Gangel and Tal Kopan,
    Washington (CNN)A battle is being waged within Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign about whether he should even remain in the Republican presidential race ahead of his home state primary on March 15, sources say. Rubio himself is "bullish" on his odds of winning the critical primary, despite some advisers who are less hopeful and believe a loss there would damage him politically in both the short- and long-term. Publicly, the campaign is maintaining they are still a contender in this race, touting a Sunday win in Puerto Rico's primary that delivered Rubio 23 delegates. But privately, the campaign is having...
  • Ted Cruz Overtakes Donald Trump in Latest Republican Presidential Poll

    02/17/2016 3:40:42 PM PST · by CaptainK · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journel ^ | 2/17/16 | Janet Hook
    Support for Donald Trump among Republicans has declined in the past month, leaving him slightly behind Sen. Ted Cruz in the race for GOP presidential nominee, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted after a combative debate performance that soured some voters on the New York businessman. Mr. Trump had enjoyed a double-digit lead over his rivals, but the new poll found support for him falling by seven percentage points since mid-January. Among registered voters who said they would participate in a GOP primary, he drew 26% in the new survey, narrowly trailing Mr. Cruz, who had...

    02/14/2016 2:53:16 PM PST · by CaptainK · 75 replies ^ | 02/14/16 | Elizabeth Price Foley
    COULD OBAMA MAKE A RECESS APPOINTMENT TO REPLACE SCALIA?: The answer appears to be yes because (once again), the GOP-controlled Senate voluntarily has left itself vulnerable to the exercise of such presidential power. Article II, section 2 of the Constitution gives the President power to fill vacancies “during the recess of the Senate”: The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
  • Long Island woman sues Nassau County cops after cleared of stealing diamond ring from jewelry store

    01/29/2016 4:50:01 PM PST · by CaptainK · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/2016 | John Marzulli
    The mall cops would have done better investigating this caper. A 48-year-old Long Island woman who was arrested for stealing a diamond sapphire ring from a jewelry store is suing the Nassau County detectives now that she has been exonerated by surveillance tape showing the real thief. Angela Bianco was shopping elsewhere in Roosevelt Field Mall on Oct. 27, 2014 when the grand larceny went down inside Helzberg Diamonds, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court. An unidentified man and a woman, clearly in their 20s, stole the ring valued at $2,499 when a clerk's back was turned,...
  • Al-Jazeera Producer: Disrespectful to Show San Bernardino Jihadi Without Burqa

    12/08/2015 7:33:18 AM PST · by CaptainK · 60 replies ^ | 12/8/2015 | Mary Chastain
    Al-Jazeera America digital producer Hashem Said triggered a social media storm when he told ABC News it was “disrespectful” to show San Bernardino terrorist Tashfeen Malik without her burqa.
  • 9-Year-Old Girl Dies After Long Island Pit Bull Attack

    11/08/2015 8:17:27 PM PST · by CaptainK · 57 replies
    A 9-year-old girl died Sunday after a pit bull attacked her while she played with friends in a Long Island backyard, authorities said. Nassau County police officers responded to a 911 call at a Holland Avenue house in Elmont at around 10:30 a.m. and found the dog attacking the girl. When one of the officers entered the yard from the house, the dog charged at the officer, who shot and killed the animal, said Detective Michael Bitsko. "It was a violent attack," he said. "They had to put the dog down." The girl's identity hasn't been disclosed by police. There...
  • NBC/WSJ Poll: Carson Surges Into Lead of National GOP Race

    11/02/2015 3:56:03 PM PST · by CaptainK · 343 replies ^ | 11/2/2015 | Mark Murray
    Ben Carson has surged into the lead of the Republican presidential race, getting support from 29 percent of GOP primary voters, according to a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. That's the highest percentage any GOP candidate has obtained so far in the survey. Carson's 29 percent is followed by Donald Trump at 23 percent, Marco Rubio at 11 percent, Ted Cruz at 10 percent and Jeb Bush at 8 percent. These findings are similar to a New York Times/CBS poll released last week, which also showed Carson in first place in the national GOP contest.
  • Trump Now On CNN (Erin Burnett)

    09/28/2015 4:01:39 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 29 replies
    CNN | 9/28/2015 | Erin Burnett
    I haven't watched her in years.
  • CNN Poll: 53% of Democrat Voters Want Someone Other Than Hillary

    08/19/2015 5:56:49 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 29 replies ^ | 08/19/2015 | John Nolte
    Among Democrat voters Hillary Clinton is still the frontrunner by a comfortable margin but the trends are moving against her. For the first time in a CNN poll, Clinton has slipped below 50% support among Democrats. Only 47% say they support Clinton when offered alternatives like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) or Joe Biden. This is a massive -9 point slide since July. The poll was also taken days before her shocking meltdown yesterday over her secret email account. In July, Sanders was down a full -37 points against Hillary, 19% – 56%. In less than a month that gaps has...
  • Fox News Poll: Shakeup in GOP field after first debate, Sanders gains on Clinton

    08/16/2015 7:07:36 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 28 replies ^ | 08/16/2015 | Dana Blanton
    The explosive first Republican debate has shaken up the 2016 GOP presidential race. Who’s up? Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and businesswoman Carly Fiorina. Who’s down? Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The Democratic side’s getting more interesting too, as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to make gains on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Those are just some of the highlights in the latest Fox News national poll of registered voters. First, the nomination races: Businessman Donald Trump still leads the field for the Republican nomination. He gets...
  • CNN / ORC Poll: Trump tops in Iowa as Scott Walker drops

    08/12/2015 1:22:27 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 43 replies ^ | 08/12/2015 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump has a significant lead in the race to win over likely Iowa caucus-goers, according to the first CNN/ORC poll in the state this cycle. Trump tops the field with 22% and is the candidate seen as best able to handle top issues including the economy, illegal immigration and terrorism. He's most cited as the one with the best chance of winning the general election, and, by a wide margin, as the candidate most likely to change the way things work in Washington. READ THE POLL RESULTS Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson follows Trump in overall preference with 14%,...
  • Gangs on LI trying to recruit newly arrived Central American children

    07/26/2015 8:00:15 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 27 replies
    Newsday ^ | 07/26/2015 | KEVIN DEUTSCH
    Latino street gangs led by MS-13 have tried to lure Long Island's newest child immigrants into their ranks, police said, causing concern among local investigators as well as immigrant advocacy groups. The violent, drug-dealing gangs have been vying for new members among the more than 3,000 children younger than 18 who resettled in Nassau and Suffolk counties between September 2013 and September 2014, authorities said. Many of those kids were fleeing violence carried out by MS-13 and other gangs in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala."They were targeted by the Latino gangs that were already established here," Det. Sgt. Mike Marino,...
  • Donald Trump continues to rise in recent GOP poll, now almost even with Jeb Bush, Christie 3rd

    07/12/2015 8:15:27 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 83 replies ^ | 07/11/15 | Denis Slattery
    Donald Trump’s polling numbers somehow continue to rise, as he is now virtually tied with Jeb Bush in a recent Reuters-Ipsos poll. Donald Trump’s stock is on the rise. The billionaire blowhard and presidential candidate has surged into a virtual tie with former Florida governor Jeb Bush atop the crowded field of Republican contenders, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll released Saturday. Trump had the support of 15.8% of respondents in the online poll of self-identified Republicans compared to 16.1% for Bush. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie trailed the top two at 9.5%.
  • ‘The View’ May Cut Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace in Latest Revamp (Palin Karma)

    07/02/2015 6:28:51 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 34 replies ^ | 7/2/2015 | Ramin Setoodeh
    ABC executives are finalizing a plan to reboot “The View” next fall, for the second consecutive year, with a flurry of changes that could include the departure of at least one of its regular hosts, Variety has learned. While moderator Whoopi Goldberg will remain as the face of the struggling daytime talker, the future of two of her co-hosts, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez, is in doubt. One or both women could be dropped because network execs are underwhelmed with their contributions to the show’s signature Hot Topics segment, which is expected to shift focus permanently toward more lighthearted celebrity...