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  • 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."
  • Politico: How Hillary Loses

    05/27/2016 6:20:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | May 27, 2016 | DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
    It’s a terrifying moment for Democrats: Hillary Clinton’s double-digit lead in national polls has evaporated and panic is beginning to set in. Polls now show Donald Trump ahead of Clinton, or at worst only a few points behind. During the insanity of the Republican primary, it was easy for them to believe that Trump could never be president—that in a general election, mainstream voters would regard him as an absurdity. But Clinton remains a shaky candidate with historically high negatives, an email scandal that keeps getting worse and a stubborn primary opponent whose supporters may yet become a midsummer nightmare...
  • Obama confident trade deal will pass Congress

    05/23/2016 6:04:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama said Monday he’s confident that Congress will overcome election-year gridlock and approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Obama acknowledged during a news conference in Vietnam that passing trade deals is tough, especially during a political campaign when the issue is hotly debated. “Having said that, I remain confident we're going to get it done,” he told reporters. “It's good for the country. It's good for America. It's good for the region. It's good for the world.” Obama is looking to reassure Asian nations that the deal is still on track for passage, despite growing political opposition to...
  • Trump’s former girlfriend: New York Times 'spun' my comments

    05/16/2016 5:30:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    A woman who dated Donald Trump said early Monday that The New York Times "spun" her comments for an article about the presumptive presidential nominee's treatment of women, adding that he always treated her respectfully. “He never made me feel like I was being demeaned in any way,” Rowanne Brewer Lane said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.” “He never offended me in any way,” the former model added. "He was very gracious. I saw him around all types of people, all types of women. He was very kind, thoughtful, generous. I did not have a negative experience with Donald...
  • Justin Trudeau's 'overwhelmed' wife slammed for saying she needs a team of staff to help her 'serve

    05/14/2016 5:15:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2016 | OLLIE GILLMAN
    Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, 41, said she needed more staff to help her out 'Overwhelmed' wife of Canadian prime minister cares for her three children Rival politicians accused Justin Trudeau and his wife of being out of touch Huge wildfire is tearing through Alberta, forcing 88,000 people to evacuate Justin Trudeau's wife has come under fire for asking for more staff to help her with the 'overwhelming' job of being First Lady of Canada. Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, 41, said one aide was not enough to help her juggle her official duties and care for her three children. Mrs Gregoire-Trudeau's plea for help came...
  • Trump taps climate change skeptic, fracking advocate as key energy advisor

    05/13/2016 10:51:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 94 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2016 | VALERIE VOLCOVICI
    Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has asked one of America's most ardent drilling advocates and climate change skeptics to help him draft his energy policy. U.S. Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota - a major oil drilling state - is writing a white paper on energy policy for the New York billionaire, Cramer and sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Cramer was also among a group of Trump advisers who recently met with lawmakers from western energy states, who hope Trump will open more federal land for drilling, a lawmaker who took part in the meeting said. Cramer...
  • 'Screw the next generation': Anonymous congressman writes tell-all and slams 'nation of naive..

    05/12/2016 8:52:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2016 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything,' an anonymous member of Congress writes in a new book 'Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works,' he writes 'It's far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification' One liberal news blogger claims the author is a Democrat 'The Confessions of Congressman X' will be released May 24 by a small Minnesota-based 'vanity press' publisher A new book threatens to blow the lid off of Congress...
  • Ted Cruz poised to challenge Trump in Texas

    05/11/2016 3:29:02 PM PDT · by maggief · 251 replies
    POLITICO ^ | May 11, 2016 | KYLE CHENEY
    Ted Cruz isn’t giving up. While Donald Trump dispatches three advisers to Texas’s convention in Dallas this week and makes a pitch for party unity, his team will be running up against a Cruz operation that is still maneuvering to stuff the state’s delegation with allies the senator could call on to snub the presumptive nominee. “We have a busy weekend planned,” said a source familiar with the Cruz campaign’s plans. Cruz is scheduled to deliver an address at the Texas convention after a week of hinting he could jump back into the presidential contest and urging activists to thwart...
  • Ted Cruz stalls on endorsing Trump (as he returned to Senate)

    05/10/2016 7:29:44 PM PDT · by maggief · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Ted Cruz repeatedly declined to endorse Donald Trump for president on Tuesday as he returned to the Senate for the first time since dropping out of the presidential race. The Texas senator, who finished second to Trump in winning 565 delegates in the GOP primary, according to The New York Times’s delegate tracker, said there is plenty of time to make a decision on an endorsement. “There are two and a half months until the Republican convention, six months until the general election,” Cruz told reporters crowded outside his Russell Building office. “There will be plenty of time for voters...
  • Cruz slams media for ‘manipulating’ voters

    05/10/2016 10:17:35 AM PDT · by maggief · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Ted Cruz on Tuesday accused the media of propping up its preferred candidates, saying the news industry helped fuel presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s rise. "This election will be studied for the role of the media, and in particular network executives," Cruz said on Glenn Beck's radio program, his first public interview since ending his presidential campaign last week. "That has a dramatic impact on the polls, when every network becomes the super-PAC for the candidate that they want to win." Cruz attacked media execs for “manipulating and trying to deceive the voters” and said Trump's rise was "heavily...
  • Hillary’s Emails Hacked by Russia – Kremlin Deciding Whether to Release 20,000 Stolen Emails

    05/10/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 123 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Kremlin is debating whether to release the 20,000 emails they have hacked off of Hillary Clinton’s server. According to a report from four days ago, beginning in 2011, the Russians began monitoring Romanian computer hacker Marcel Lazăr Lehel (aka Guccifer) after he attempted, unsuccessfully, to break into the computer system of the Russian funded RT television network. After monitoring Guccifer, the Russians were reportedly able to record (both physically and electronically) his actions which allowed the Russian intelligence analysts, in 2013, to not only detect his breaking into the private computer of Secretary Clinton, but also break in and...
  • White House BRAGS about how it tricked reporters into cheerleading for Obama's Iran nuclear deal..

    05/06/2016 3:28:14 PM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 6, 2016 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Deputy national security adviser for strategic communications Ben Rhodes orchestrated an 'echo chamber' of media support for Obama's Iran deal He spoke candidly about his tactics to a New York Times Magazine writer Tactics included planting talking points with compliant reporters Also helped arms-control experts land in influential positions where they could parrot the White House's line on the deal's virtues Even then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta now says he's not sure the president's aims were what the White House said they were at the time White House routinely 'ventriloquizes' reporters, the Times story explains The Obama White House set up...
  • McCain on tape: Trump damages my reelection hopes

    05/05/2016 5:03:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 78 replies
    Publicly, John McCain insists Donald Trump will have a negligible effect on his campaign for reelection. But behind closed doors at a fundraiser in Arizona last month, the Republican senator and two-time presidential hopeful offered a far more dire assessment to his supporters. “If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to a recording of the event obtained by POLITICO. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state...
  • Exclusive: President Fox Apologizes, Invites Trump to Mexico

    05/04/2016 3:30:21 PM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 4, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER AND JOEL B. POLLA
    SANTA MONICA, California — During an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, former Mexican President Vicente Fox apologized Wednesday for the vulgar language he has used regarding GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the southern border and invited the likely Republican nominee to Mexico to see the border from the other side. (snip) “I apologize. Forgiveness is one of the greatest qualities that human beings have, is the quality of a compassionate leader. You have to be humble. You have to be compassionate. You have to love thy neighbor,” Fox explained to Breitbart News while sitting in...
  • Mexico changes its tune on Trump

    05/04/2016 2:15:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2016 | Rafael Bernal
    Mexican officials are focusing on the positives in the U.S.-Mexico relationship, avoiding direct references to the presidential campaign. In an interview with The Hill Monday, Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo said "it's not very convenient for foreign officials" to comment on U.S. elections. He said they will instead focus on the massive economic potential of the U.S.-Mexico partnership. "The mere fact that Mexico has become an item in the debate should be an opportunity to reinforce the U.S-Mexico relationship. In a way, underlying that reality is the fact that whatever happens in Mexico has an impact in the U.S....
  • Trump: Cruz has become ‘unhinged’

    05/03/2016 10:42:52 AM PDT · by maggief · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 3, 2016 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Donald Trump says Ted Cruz has “become more and more unhinged,” after Cruz went on the warpath against Trump as the two trade escalating insults. “Ted Cruz is a desperate candidate trying to save his failing campaign,” Trump said in a statement released by his campaign Tuesday. “It is no surprise he has resorted to his usual tactics of over-the-top rhetoric that nobody believes.” (snip) “Over the last week, I have watched Lyin’ Ted become more and more unhinged as he is unable to react under the pressure and stress of losing, in all cases by landslides, the last six...
  • Most say Fiorina VP pick won't sway vote

    05/03/2016 7:47:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 3, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Ted Cruz’s selection of Carly Fiorina as his potential running mate has hardly registered with voters, according to a new poll. Sixty percent have no opinion on Fiorina’s addition to Cruz’s ticket or think it has “no impact” in a Morning Consult survey released early Tuesday. Twenty two percent say they are “less likely” to vote for Cruz because of the former Hewlett-Packard CEO. Only 18 percent, meanwhile, say Fiorina makes them “more likely” to cast ballots for the Texas senator. Pollsters also found that Fiorina is either disliked or unknown to many registered voters nationwide. Thirty six percent have...
  • Indiana Boasts Record Turnout for Early Voting in Presidential Primaries

    05/03/2016 7:19:36 AM PDT · by maggief · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 3, 2016
    Indiana steps into the national spotlight Tuesday with a primary election that could play a significant role in deciding Republican and Democratic presidential contests, as well as a spirited Senate GOP primary election and crowded races for Republican nominations in two U.S. House districts. Two state Senate Republican primaries also are drawing attention as Senate leaders try to fend off challenges. Voters cast a record number of early ballots and high turnout is expected, especially in some heavily Republican counties in suburban Indianapolis. (snip) HIGH TURNOUT Early voting turnout has hit record highs with more than 270,000 people casting ballots...
  • ‘Stop Trump’ to Cruz: Win Indiana, or else

    05/03/2016 6:44:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | May 3, 2016 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    Ted Cruz vowed Monday that he’s “in for the distance,” but if the Texas senator loses Indiana on Tuesday he risks big donors abandoning the Stop Trump effort that has spent millions supporting him in battleground states. More than a half-dozen Republicans involved in the pro-Cruz and anti-Trump push told POLITICO that Indiana is crucial for Cruz to keeping the cash flowing, as skittish donors have grown weary after a string of recent losses. “If he can’t be stopped in Indiana, you will have a lot of people who just throw up their arms and say, ‘Well, I guess he...
  • Just About Everyone is Uneasy Over This Video of Cruz and Fiorina Holding Hands

    05/02/2016 12:16:42 PM PDT · by maggief · 113 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 2, 2016 | Lindsey Ellefson
    If you’ve been on Twitter today, you’ve probably seen the following super-awkward video of Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina trying to grasp hands in some sort of victorious motion: (Video clip at link)
  • Cruz confronts Trump supporter

    05/02/2016 11:42:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 2, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Ted Cruz on Monday faced off against Donald Trump supporters who crashed an event in Indiana, where the GOP hopeful is desperately working to upset the front-runner and keep his White House dreams alive. Protestors started chanting "Do the math" during Cruz's stop in Marion, Ind., prompting the Texas senator to walk up to to a demonstrator holding a Trump campaign sign. The man, who refused to give his name to reporters but said he had come from Ohio, interrupted Cruz and repeatedly called him "Lyin' Ted," Trump's favorite nickname for his rival. "With all respect, Donald Trump is deceiving...
  • Poll: Trump holds double-digit lead in Oregon

    04/28/2016 2:09:49 PM PDT · by maggief · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 28, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump holds a double-digit lead over his competitors in Oregon, according to a new poll by Portland-based Hoffman Research Group. Trump has 43 percent support in the poll, followed by Ted Cruz with 26 percent and John Kasich with just 17 percent support. Cruz and Kasich announced last weekend a joint effort to deny Trump the nomination. As part of the strategy, Kasich would clear a path for Cruz in the Indiana primary and Cruz would back down in Oregon and New Mexico. But both candidates have walked away from the arrangement since their campaigns' announcement....
  • Cruz Hits Boehner for 'Lucifer' Slam

    04/28/2016 11:32:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 28, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    EXCERPTS "When John Boehner calls me 'Lucifer,' he's not directing that at me," the GOP presidential candidate and Florida senator said in a Fort Wayne, Indiana press conference Thursday morning. "He's directing that at you. What Boehner is angry with me for is not something I've ever said to him. What Boehner is angry with me for is standing with the American people and energizing and encouraging House conservatives to stand with the American people and actually honor the commitments we've made." (snip) "If I said 50 words in my life to John Boehner, I'd be surprised," said Cruz, nothing...
  • Carly Now Calls on Kasich to Drop Out, Proving the Cruz-Fiorina Ticket Is Cluelessly Wandering

    04/28/2016 7:39:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 164 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 28, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    On Sunday night, the campaigns for Ohio Governor John Kasich and Texas Senator Ted Cruz released simultaneous statements declaring an alliance of sorts aimed at taking on the runaway frontrunner, Donald Trump. Jeff Roe from the Cruz campaign released the following statement details exactly how the arrangement would work: To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico, and we would hope that allies of both...
  • Cruz Picks Nation’s Most Aggressive Champion of Offshoring as Vice President

    04/28/2016 5:06:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    After being mathematically eliminated from reaching 1,237 delegates, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% responded by appointing former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as his running mate. The appointment, however, could have unintended consequences given Fiorina’s pivotal role in developing the controversial offshoring model favored by tech companies today. In particular, Fiorina’s record could shine unwanted attention on what has been a similarly uncomfortable area for Sen. Ted Cruz, such as Cruz’s offering an amendment to increase the H-1B program by 500 percent, his 2015 vote to continue allowing Chinese currency manipulation, and his 2015 vote to fast track President Obama’s Trans-Pacific...
  • (CNN) Video: Carly Fiorina starts singing on stage (Barf alert!)

    04/27/2016 2:04:24 PM PDT · by maggief · 159 replies
    The Lead CNN Verified account @TheLeadCNN Video: Carly Fiorina starts singing on stage
  • Rove on Cruz Being Mathematically Eliminated for First-Ballot GOP Nomination... (not important)

    04/27/2016 12:27:39 PM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    EXCERPT “That’s not really important,” Rove said of Cruz’s mathematical elimination. “Trump dismisses the multiple candidate, uses it for as an excuse, saying, ‘Well, I didn’t get 50 percent of the vote until the 39th contest until there were so many candidates’ and yet he turns around and says, ‘Well, you can’t — Cruz can’t get there because there are multiple candidates.’ Well, you know, it is what it is. The question is can Trump get there and can the ‘not Trump’ forces keep him from getting there? Because I think everyone agrees, on the second ballot he’ll bleed. There...
  • Trump wins every county in Acela primaries

    04/27/2016 6:31:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump won every county on Tuesday night in the five northeastern states that held primaries, sweeping up more delegates in his quest to lock up the GOP nomination. Trump won each county in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island, including Pennsylvania's Allegheny County, where rival John Kasich was born. Trump also won every congressional district in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware to pick up more delegates. He won all but six districts in Connecticut a
  • John Kasich, Ted Cruz join forces — but Kasich won't 'tell people how to vote'

    04/26/2016 6:39:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    Today ^ | April 26, 2016 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich said Tuesday he may not be campaigning in Indiana, but his larger goal is to become the nominee at a "broken" convention. Asked on TODAY Tuesday about an unusual alliance the Ohio governor struck with fellow Republican candidate Ted Cruz, Kasich insisted he's simply choosing to put his resources where he's got a better chance of winning. "I don't tell people how to vote. I'm not in that state right now, but I will be in other states and I will be at the convention, in a broken convention, trying to be president of the...
  • Kasich: "We believe that an open convention is the best way for the Republican Party to win"

    04/25/2016 5:54:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 129 replies
    Kasich: "We believe that an open convention is the best way for the Republican Party to win"
  • Kasich wants Ind. votes despite Cruz pact

    04/25/2016 9:55:41 AM PDT · by maggief · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Monday said that Indiana’s voters should still back him, despite an alliance with Ted Cruz to clear the way for his presidential rival in the state's Republican primary. “I’ve never told them not to vote for me,” he said at a diner in Philadelphia. "They ought to vote for me. “I’m not out there campaigning and spending resources,” Kasich added. "I’m not going to spend resources in Indiana. [Cruz is] not going to spend resources in other places. “So what? What’s the big deal? What’s wrong with that? I’m not campaigning in Indiana, and...
  • RNC Rules Member: Nominee Doesn’t Need To Win 8 Primaries

    04/20/2016 12:50:15 PM PDT · by maggief · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 20, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The Republican National Committee’s eight state convention threshold rule could be interpreted differently than anyone expects this summer in Cleveland. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz  97% argue that Ohio Gov. John Kasich could never become the nominee, because Kasich cannot win eight primary contests to be eligible. However, RNC Standing Rules Committee member Randy Evans told The Daily Caller at the Spring RNC Meeting Wednesday that a nominee does not need to “win” eight state primary contests to qualify to be put into contention — only the support of eight delegations at the convention. “You do...
  • Paul Ryan: I do not want, nor will I accept GOP nomination

    04/12/2016 12:31:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 77 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 12, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he would absolutely not be drafted as a presidential candidate. As businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich vie to win the GOP's nomination, many pundits had speculated that Ryan could have entered the fray during a brokered Republican National Convention in July. "I do not want, nor will I accept the nomination," Ryan said. "Period. End of story."
  • Top Republicans may skip GOP convention

    04/12/2016 11:30:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2016 | Manu Raju and Deirdre Walsh
    Washington (CNN) A number of high-profile Republicans, fearful of a potential melee in Cleveland this summer, are considering skipping the Republican National Convention and campaigning back home instead. With the presidential campaign hitting a fever pitch and Donald Trump warning about riots if he's denied the nomination, some House and Senate Republicans tell CNN that it makes more sense to spend time with voters back home rather than be associated with the drama engulfing their party. But even some leading party stalwarts are planning to skip the convention. Asked Tuesday if he'd attend the convention, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush...
  • GOP braces for rules fight that could decide 2016 nomination

    04/12/2016 6:46:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 12, 2016 | RYAN LOVELACE
    One key committee at the 2016 Republican National Convention will determine whether Donald Trump and Ted Cruz supporters or the GOP leadership has the advantage in choosing the next nominee. The rules committee's makeup and decisions have shaped the presidential race before, but play an even bigger role at a contested convention in Cleveland, GOP observers said. Republican National Committee member Morton Blackwell, who has attended rules meetings at every convention since 1972, said he believes the outcome of the last contested convention in 1976 hung in the balance of the rules committee. According to Blackwell, Ronald Reagan's delegates in...
  • Goldman Sachs to Pay $5.1 Billion in Mortgage Settlement

    04/11/2016 10:16:24 AM PDT · by maggief · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | NATHANIEL POPPER
    Goldman Sachs has completed a $5.1 billion settlement with state and federal officials over the bank’s role in the subprime mortgage crisis. Goldman is the last of the big American banks to reach a settlement with the national working group that was set up in 2012 to investigate how Wall Street exacerbated the mortgage bubble and ensuing financial crisis. Goldman said in January that it had put aside money to cover a $5 billion settlement. The final bill for Goldman is less than the settlements of mortgage giants like JPMorgan Chase, which paid $13.3 billion, and Bank of America, which...
  • Charles Hurt: Ted Cruz Is the ‘Henchman and Handmaiden of the Establishment to Block Donald Trump’

    04/07/2016 8:47:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 155 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2016 | John Hayward
    Drudge Report editor and Washington Times columnist Charles Hurt took a look at the state of the Republican presidential primary on Thursday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon. Hurt said the Republican Establishment loves talking about convention rules, floor fights, and the fine points of delegate behavior because “it allows them to avoid a far deeper and more important problem they have, and that is that they are completely out of touch with Republican voters.” “They opened this huge avenue for Donald Trump, who isn’t like them, who’s an outsider, who is flamboyant, and is...
  • Reince: Even VP Nomination Could Be Contested

    04/01/2016 8:54:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 84 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 1, 2016 | Jim Swift
    On Greta last night, RNC chairman Reince Priebus suggested to Fox News viewers that even the vice presidential nomination could be contested at the GOP convention in Cleveland later this year. GRETA: The convention. Tell us for planning purposes. If it is a "open/brokered/contested" convention, will it last longer than we expect? PRIEBUS: No. GRETA: It's gonna just be those days? PRIEBUS. That's right. GRETA: You think it's gonna be put to bed? PRIEBUS: We will put whatever systems in place, we will have meetings however long we need to have them... In order to make sure that we not...
  • HAH! Trump calls out Club 4 Growth after Their Trump Attack Ad Titled “Math” Doesn’t Add Up

    04/01/2016 6:38:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 73 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 1, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Club for Growth released its latest attack ad against Donald Trump. The ad titled “Math” is running in Wisconsin. In the ad Club for Growth posts a chart showing the candidate’s delegate count. Then Club for Growth adds Cruz and Kasich’s delegates to show Cruz beating Trump. But the ad doesn’t add up. 463 + 143 = 608 which is significantly less than 739. Their “Math” ad doesn’t add up. On Friday Trump called out the anti-Trump group.
  • Statement from Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave @aronberg on Donald Trump campaign manager

    03/30/2016 3:50:54 PM PDT · by maggief · 46 replies
    WPTV ^ | March 30, 2016
    Some media outlets have reported that this office has brought charges against Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for Donald Trump. These reports are false. Our office has taken no action against Mr. Lewandowski. The matter was investigated and charged by the Jupiter Police Department, not this office. We will await the file from the Jupiter Police Department and make a decision on how to proceed in this matter before Mr. Lewandowski's May 4th arraignment. Law enforcement charges on a probable cause standard. The State has to proceed on a legally higher standard of proof, which is beyond a reasonable doubt as...
  • Ted Cruz: ‘Of Course’ I Would Fire Trump Campaign Manager

    03/30/2016 8:19:44 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 30, 2016 | MICHELLE MOONS
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says he would fire Corey Lewandowski over the allegations that he assaulted a female reporter if Lewandowski was Cruz’s campaign manager. During a Republican presidential town hall, host Anderson Cooper questioned Cruz, “As you know, you talked about it a little bit today, Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski charged today with simple battery. If he was your campaign manager, would you ask him to resign?” “Of course,” Cruz replied. “Look it shouldn’t be complicated that members of the campaign staff should not be physically assaulting the press,” he continued. “I mean that shouldn’t be a...
  • Liz Mair’s Anti-Trump Super PAC Has Same Mailing Address as Carly Fiorina’s Campaign

    03/26/2016 10:27:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 26, 2016 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consultant Liz Mair’s controversial anti-Donald Trump super PAC shares a mailing address with Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign, which just re-launched as a nonprofit. Fiorina is a Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% supporter. Mair’s PAC Make America Awesome is under fire after it ran a sexist advertisement in Utah featuring Trump’s wife Melania, a model, posing nude. The ad encouraged people to vote for Ted Cruz. Mair is open about the fact that she is helping to boost Cruz, though Cruz has denied involvement with the ad. But how does Make America Awesome make money? According to the PAC’s...
  • Trump aide fulfills threat to 'spill the beans' on Heidi Cruz

    03/25/2016 11:59:15 AM PDT · by maggief · 134 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    An aide to Donald Trump on Friday fulfilled the businessman's threat to "spill the beans" on Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi. Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson rattled off a list of attacks three days after Trump first made the threat. "Spilling the beans is quite simple when it comes to Heidi Cruz," Pierson said in an interview with MSNBC's Steve Kornacki. "She is a Bush operative; she worked for the architect of NAFTA, which has killed millions of jobs in this country; she was a member on the Council on Foreign Relations who — in Sen. Cruz's own words,...
  • Washington Examiner: Ted Cruz Pushed to Dramatically Expand Muslim Migration in 2013

    03/24/2016 1:05:48 PM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% introduced legislative proposals that would have radically expanded Muslim migration into the United States, when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% was pushing to open America’s borders in 2013, the Washington Examiner‘s Paul Bedard noted in a new exposé. “Plans pushed by GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz under the immigration reform debate in 2013 that would have jumped the number of immigrants, including those from Muslim nations, were raised by the Trump campaign Tuesday,” Bedard wrote on Tuesday. “Under the Cruz plan, yearly legal immigration would have gone from 740,000 to 1,675,000. He said [subsequently] his idea...
  • 'Seriously?': Megyn Kelly hits out at Donald Trump after he retweets unflattering photo of Ted...

    03/24/2016 8:45:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 347 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2016
    Megyn Kelly hit out at Donald Trump Thursday morning after he retweeted an unflattering picture of Ted Cruz's wife Heidi. Kelly, who has been the victim of many a Trump attack herself, posted Trump's retweet on her own Twitter account and wrote; 'Seriously?' The photo reweeted by Trump showed Heidi next to a very flattering image of Trump's model wife Melania and read; 'No need to "spill the beans." The images are worth a thousand words.' He posted the photo just one day after threatening to 'spill the beans' on Heidi after a super PAC backing Cruz released an advert...
  • Heidi Cruz Hits Back Against Donald Trump’s Threat to ‘Spill the Beans’ on Her

    03/24/2016 5:52:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 159 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 23, 2016 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Heidi Cruz, the wife of GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% , deflected a threat by Donald Trump to “spill the beans” on her during a brief press conference in Waukesha, Wisconsin. “Well, as you probably know by now, most of the things that Donald Trump says have no basis in reality,” Mrs. Cruz responded to a reporter’s question about Trump’s tweet. “So we are not worried in the least and [we are] focusing on our campaign, and we are going to continue to do that,” she said. (snip) “What I think most women want is a better future...
  • Obama Poses in Front of Che Guevara Image in Cuba’s Revolution Square

    03/21/2016 10:52:20 AM PDT · by maggief · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21, 2016 | CHRIS SPARGO
    During his presidential visit to Cuba, President Obama posed for photographers in front of an image of notorious Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara. Obama stood with members of the American delegation to Cuba after laying a wreath at the Jose Marti monument in Revolution Square. The square also features an image Camilo Cienfuegos, another revolutionary who fought with Fidel Castro.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mitt Romney Records Robocalls For Ted Cruz [AUDIO]

    03/21/2016 7:58:15 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 21, 2016 | Alex Pappas
    Mitt Romney has recorded robocalls for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz  97% ahead of Arizona’s primary and Utah’s caucuses on Tuesday, The Daily Caller has learned. The Cruz campaign says the robocalls were dropped in Arizona today and will go out in Utah tomorrow. “Hello, this is Mitt Romney,” the robocalls begin. “And I’m calling to ask you to join me in supporting Ted Cruz for president this Tuesday in the Utah Republican caucuses. This is the time for Republicans across the spectrum to unite behind Ted. He is the only Republican candidate who can defeat Donald Trump, and...
  • 'I wish Bill O'Reilly would have defended me more with Trump': Megyn Kelly...

    03/16/2016 4:41:47 PM PDT · by maggief · 147 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2016 | CHRIS SPARGO
    Megyn Kelly opens about her relationship with Donald Trump and his attacks on her in the April issue of MORE 'I was not looking forward to going out on that stage and dealing with Trump if he was going to attack me,' she said of moderating the debates Kelly also says she wished Bill O'Reilly would have defended her more during his interview with Trump before the debate he skipped in Iowa In the interview Kelly says she was not an attractive child and breaks down recounting the loss of her father when she was just 15-years-old She also talks...
  • Jerry Brown: If Trump Wins, We’ll Build a Wall Around California

    03/15/2016 6:49:52 AM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2016 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    California Gov. Jerry Brown joked on Monday that if Republican frontrunner Donald J. Trump wins the 2016 election, the state would have to erect a wall — not on its border with Mexico, but its borders with other states. “If Trump were ever elected, we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country,” he said at a dinner held in Sacramento by the California Labor Federation and State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, according to the Sacramento Bee. “By the way that is a joke,” he added. “We don’t like...