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  • McCain on tape: Trump damages my reelection hopes

    05/05/2016 5:03:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 29 replies
    POLITICO ^ | May 5, 2016 | BURGESS EVERETT and SEUNG MIN KIM
    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 · 31 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 http://cnn.it/1NAxC3v
  • 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" http://cnn.it/1pzz0Ig
  • 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...
  • See Breitbart’s Sarcastic, Promptly Deleted Response to Ben Shapiro’s Resignation

    03/14/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 66 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 14, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    Oops. In the early morning hours on Monday, Breitbart published a scathing takedown of their now-former editor-at-large Ben Shapiro after he announced his resignation from the conservative media company this weekend. The piece with the headline “BEN SHAPIRO BETRAYS LOYAL BREITBART READERS IN PURSUIT OF FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTORSHIP” has since been deleted; but of course, nothing on the internet ever really gets deleted, so you can read the sarcastic company reply here for yourself. The lede reads, “Former Breitbart News editor-at-large Ben Shapiro announced Sunday evening via left-wing Buzzfeed that he is abandoning Andrew Breitbart’s lifelong best friend, widow, hand-picked...
  • Marco Rubio had to pay back taxes for nanny

    03/12/2016 2:05:36 PM PST · by maggief · 6 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | March 12, 2016 | Alex Leary
    It was a worrisome question at an inopportune time: Was the nanny to Marco Rubio’s children legal? That issue sprang briefly up during Rubio’s 2010 U.S. Senate campaign, according two people aware of the situation. Yes, the nanny was legal, the campaign tells the Tampa Bay Times, but Rubio had to pay back taxes to reflect her employment, adding a new layer to his history of shaky financial management. “Marco has employed a full-time household employee since 2010 and paid all applicable taxes annually as reflected in his tax returns. She is, and has been, a permanent legal resident during...
  • Poll: Next to no one interested in Mitt Romney's endorsement

    03/11/2016 7:21:45 AM PST · by maggief · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    A new poll by Rasmussen Reports shows that the overwhelming majority of Republican voters in the primary process do not place any positive value on a candidate endorsement by former GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Only 15% of "Likely Republican Voters" say they are more likely to vote for a candidate Romney endorses, whereas 17% are less likely to vote for that candidate, and 67% say Romney's endorsement would have no impact on their voting decision. Among all voters, 10% are more likely to vote for a candidate Romney endorses, 18% are less likely to do so, and 71% say...
  • GOP establishment creeps toward Cruz

    03/09/2016 1:40:01 AM PST · by maggief · 164 replies
    POLITICO ^ | March 9, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    Republican elites are begrudgingly embracing Ted Cruz—and hanging Marco Rubio out to dry. Panicked at Donald Trump’s dominance and dismayed by Rubio’s continued inability to do anything about it, some top Republican power brokers are turning to Cruz, putting aside their policy and personal misgivings to back the candidate they now openly label as their best hope to stop Trump’s GOP takeover. “He seems to be the only guy who’s got some momentum, and is probably the best situated if there is anybody out there to beat Trump,” said Austin Barbour, a prominent Mississippi-based GOP operative. “That’s why there are...
  • (Lindsey) Graham asks: Would military break law under Trump?

    03/04/2016 1:36:48 PM PST · by maggief · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants to know if the military would carry out orders illegal under international law after GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump suggested it would if he wins the White House. Graham, who put national security at the center of his failed White House bid, sent a letter Friday to Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about potential future presidential orders to intentionally target terrorists' families or reinstate waterboarding. "If issued orders to target noncombatants, including children, or to use waterboarding or other extreme interrogation techniques, would you view these orders as lawful?"...
  • 'Mitt Romney is a stiff': Donald Trump launches flurry of attacks before Romney's big speech

    03/03/2016 5:56:56 AM PST · by maggief · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 3, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Mitt Romney on Thursday ahead of the speech in which Romney is expected to torch the Republican presidential frontrunner. "Mitt Romney is a stiff. Mitt Romney will not get elected. Mitt Romney failed twice and really failed last time," Trump said on NBC's "Today" show, referring to Romney's two past presidential bids.
  • Pandemonium in the GOP: Some embrace Trump while others rush to stop him

    03/03/2016 2:42:47 AM PST · by maggief · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 2, 2016 | Matea Gold, Philip Rucker and Tom Hamburger
    The Republican Party was in a state of pandemonium Wednesday as a clutch of independent groups scrambled to throw together a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the presidential nomination, even as some party figures concluded it was now too late to stop the billionaire mogul. The decentralized and desperate stop-Trump campaign found a possible new leader in Mitt Romney, the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, who is expected to deliver a forceful, top-to-bottom indictment of Trump in a speech on Thursday. In a flurry of conference calls and meetings, top Republican donors and strategists laid plans for a multimillion-dollar assault...
  • Ryan plans to speak with Trump about GOP agenda

    03/02/2016 5:02:13 PM PST · by maggief · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 2, 2016 | Cristina Marcos
    Paul Ryan's team has been in contact with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign to discuss the party’s agenda going into the November elections, the House Speaker's office says. Ryan (R-Wis.) is expected to communicate with the rest of the presidential field as well, as the GOP prepares to unveil an official policy platform this spring. “We have heard from the campaign, but the two have not yet spoken. We expect the speaker to be in touch with all the remaining candidates soon to discuss our efforts to build a bold conservative policy agenda for 2017,” Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck...
  • Murdoch: GOP 'would be mad' not to unify around Trump if he's nominee

    03/02/2016 2:11:25 PM PST · by maggief · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 2, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch argued Wednesday that Republicans would be "mad" not to rally around Donald Trump should the businessman become the GOP presidential nominee. Murdoch, who suggested earlier this week that Republicans should "close ranks to fight real enemy," shared a tweet Wednesday saying Trump is "reaching out to make peace" with members of the party. "If he becomes inevitable party would be mad not to unify," Murdoch wrote.
  • Marco Rubio’s Campaign Doesn’t Know Why His Law Firm Bio Says He Lobbied Congress

    03/02/2016 1:34:08 PM PST · by maggief · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | Feb. 4, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    In the mid-2000s, Marco Rubio was described as having “represented local governments before Congress” — meaning that he was a lobbyist — for a prestigious Florida law firm. Officials for the Florida senator’s presidential campaign have said in recent days that Rubio wasn’t a lobbyist. The Washington Post first reported that Rubio had registered as a federal lobbyist in the 2003 for the law firm Becker & Poliakoff. His campaign said the senator had no recollection of filing out the registration form, and a former associate who worked with Rubio at the law firm said that he could not recall...
  • Romney to Lay Out Case Against Trump in Speech Thursday

    03/02/2016 11:12:19 AM PST · by maggief · 215 replies
    Bloomberg | March 2, 2016
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  • Rubio on Polls Showing Him Down in Florida: ‘Those Are Not Accurate Numbers’

    03/02/2016 10:47:41 AM PST · by maggief · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 2, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    EXCERPT “I don’t believe it is lost territory,” Rubio responded. “Florida is a unique place to poll for a bunch of different reasons, including a significant number of Republican voters in South Florida who get the majority of their information in Spanish. Cuban-American Republicans are over 10% of the whole electorate.” “Look, Florida, those are not accurate numbers you have seen,” he said. “We have our own numbers, I think we will see other numbers that will show the same. It’s going to be close, but we know how to win in Florida and we will.”