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  • High-Speed Rail Board to Weigh in on Revised California Plan

    04/28/2016 1:48:51 PM PDT · by MeganC · 27 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | 4.28.2016 | juliet williams
    The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project is expected to approve a revised plan calling for a $64 billion approach that sends the train from the Central Valley to the San Jose area before it heads to Southern California.
  • Donald Trump Doesn’t Need Indiana Anymore

    04/28/2016 8:53:33 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apri 28,2016 | Nate Cohn
    For the last month or so, Donald Trump’s path to 1,237 delegates has been clear: Win Indiana and California. But after his strong showings in the Northeast, Indiana no longer seems to be a must-win state to capture the Republican nomination. Sure, winning the state would be very helpful toward gaining a majority of delegates. Without Indiana, he would struggle to get the 1,237 bound delegates needed to wrap up the nomination heading into the convention. But there’s now a credible path to winning on the first ballot without it. The main reason is Mr. Trump’s success on Tuesday among...
  • Prosecutors: 3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrested

    04/28/2016 11:23:10 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    WRAL/AP ^ | 4/28/2016 | uncredited
    LOS ANGELES — Three people connected to one of the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook, have been arrested in a marriage fraud conspiracy, including his brother and sister-in-law, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The third person arrested is the wife of Enrique Marquez Jr., a friend of Farook's who has been charged for his alleged role in aiding the violence, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The two women arrested are Russian immigrants. Prosecutors say the three participated in a marriage fraud conspiracy that involved lying under oath to obtain immigration benefits. [snip]
  • Top L.A. Vegan Restaurant Owners Receiving Death Threats for Slaughtering Animals

    04/28/2016 10:12:24 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 43 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 28, 2016 | Gary Baum
    L.A.'s vegan vortex has angrily turned on the most prominent vegan restaurant group in town this week as word has spread that its owners are not just eating meat but raising and slaughtering animals at the working farm where they live in Northern California. Matthew and Terces Engelhart, the husband-and-wife proprietors of favored entertainment industry haunt Cafe Gratitude, tell The Hollywood Reporter they've been receiving death threats as part of a quickly growing, internet-bred campaign against them. It has also spawned a deluge of one-star reviews on their local outposts' respective Yelp pages, a boycott group on Facebook that tallies...
  • Official Certified List of Candidates [California]

    04/28/2016 10:18:01 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 1 replies
    California Secretary of State ^ | 4/1/16 | Alex Padilla
    (Certify letter is an image) Presidential Primary Election - June 7, 2016 Official Certified List of Candidates
  • Protesters expected during Donald Trump's weekend trip to Bay Area

    04/27/2016 6:09:54 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2016 | Sasha Lekach
    The three GOP presidential candidates hoping to woo Bay Area and state Republicans this weekend should brace for local pushback — especially against one particular feisty candidate. Donald Trump, along with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, will be at the California Republican Convention starting Friday. Trump's Friday lunchtime speech at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame is drawing the most controversy.
  • California gun sales spiking in 2016

    04/27/2016 9:27:14 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    California has seen a surge in gun sales in recent months, with background checks hitting new highs, continuing trends that began after last year's terrorist attack in San Bernardino. KPCC obtained data on firearms sales from the California Department of Justice, which tracks them through a system known as the Dealer's Record of Sale. As of April 15, the data show more than 44,000 firearms sold in Los Angeles so far this year, and another 21,000 sold in both Orange and Riverside. Nearly 20,000 firearms have been sold in San Bernardino County.
  • Bernie Sanders to Cut Hundreds of Staff Members and Focus on California

    04/27/2016 9:36:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Yamiche Alcindor
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Battered by four defeats in Tuesday night’s primaries, Bernie Sanders is planning to lay off hundreds of campaign staffers across the country and focus much of his remaining effort on winning the June 7 California primary. The Vermont senator revealed the changes a day after Hillary Clinton’s victories widened her delegate lead and left her all but certain to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Male Employee Found Dead at Apple’s Cupertino Headquarters: Sheriff

    04/27/2016 6:50:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/27 | Riya Bhattacharjee, Lisa Fernandez and Michelle Roberts
    A sheriff's audio dispatch indicates a man was found in a conference room with a gun nearby, but officials could not confirm thatA man who worked for Apple was found dead at the tech giant's headquarters in Cupertino Wednesday morning, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff. No suspects are being sought in his death, and no one is in danger, sheriff's officials said, adding that the campus at 1 Infinite Loop is open. Investigators have not confirmed information in apparent police dispatch recordings in which authorities describe the scene. "Through further investigation, they determined there was no other individuals...
  • This Cruz/Fiorina event starts in 15 minutes ...

    04/27/2016 8:17:46 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/27/16 | Betsy Kline (Twitter)
    This Cruz/Fiorina event starts in 15 minutes ... (Video of the crowd at Cruz event at link) https://twitter.com/betsy_klein/status/725411055363567616
  • Bernie Sanders To Cut 'Hundreds Of Campaign Jobs' And Focus On Winning California

    04/27/2016 4:55:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | APRIL 27, 2016, 4:42 PM EDT | Sara Jerde
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said he would cut hundreds of jobs and re-shift the focus of his campaign toward winning the California primary next month, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Sanders' comments came a day after he lost four primaries in Northeastern states to opponent Hillary Clinton, who already had hundreds more delegates promised to her campaign. In the wake of those losses, Sanders said he didn't need as many staffers around the country as he had before. “So what we are going to do is allocate our resources to the 14 contests that remain, and...
  • Donald Trump in Orange County: He's coming to OC fairgrounds rally on Thursday (CA)

    04/27/2016 12:56:35 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 32 replies
    OC Register ^ | 4/27/2016 | Martin Wisckol
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is coming to Costa Mesa for a 7 p.m. rally Thursday at the OC Fair & Events Center, according to his campaign. The first Orange County visit by Trump since entering the race comes as he gears up for California's June 7 primary, which could determine whether he reaches the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the GOP nomination in advance of the Republican National Convention in July.
  • Climate activist Steyer launching voter drive on college campuses

    04/27/2016 11:48:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    thehill ^ | 04/25/16 | Timothy Cama
    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer is launching a $25 million campaign to get millennials to vote for candidates who care about climate change this year. The effort through Steyer’s NextGen Climate organization, for which he’s the main donor, will focus on sending campaigners to more than 200 colleges in seven battleground states. Steyer said the effort is meant to take advantage of millennials’ strong convictions and desire to take action on climate change and to direct that energy toward electing the right people to office. “Today, over 80 percent of young voters prefer candidates who offer clean energy solutions, so...
  • Carly- I agree with you!

    04/27/2016 10:58:58 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 23 replies
    Donald J. Trump Facebook / CNN ^ | March 10, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    "Ted Cruz is just like any other politician. He says one thing in Manhattan, he says another thing in Iowa, he says whatever he needs to say to get elected and then he's gonna do as he pleases. I think the American people are tired of the political class." - Carly Fiorina
  • Protest in Anaheim, California. Anti Trump. April 26, 16. Kids splashed with pepper spray

    04/27/2016 10:30:09 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 25 replies
    Max Rid private YouTube account ^ | Published on April 27, 2016 | KCAL 9 Los Angeles
    Anaheim, Ca, related to city council meeting. Video shows poor little Mexican girl Trump supporters with Mom after being pepper sprayed by Anti-Trump brown shirt. Shows Trump supporters using taser and pepper spray to defend themselves. Shows council meeting (all white board) being berated for proposed anti-Trump resolution by Anaheim residents, a black woman, a Hispanic woman and non-Hispanic white woman. Sign on wall of council chamber : Trump Is Love
  • WMUR first: Cruz to announce intention to name Fiorina as his running mate

    04/27/2016 9:33:34 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 221 replies
    WMUR ^ | 04/27/16 | staff
    MANCHESTER, N.H. —Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will announce on Wednesday afternoon that former presidential rival Carly Fiorina has agreed to be his running mate should he win the GOP presidential nomination. Sources confirmed to WMUR political director Josh McElveen and political reporter John DiStaso that Fiorina, who has been a supporter of Cruz for several weeks, will be the focus of the announcement that Cruz intends to make in Indiana Wednesday afternoon.
  • After tense day, Anaheim shelves anti-Donald Trump resolution; five hit in pepper spray clash

    04/27/2016 8:08:43 AM PDT · by Pelham · 27 replies
    OC Register ^ | April 26, 2016 | Pimentel, staff
    ANAHEIM - Anger filled the air in and outside Anaheim City Hall on Tuesday night as the council considered, but took no action, on a resolution denouncing "divisive rhetoric" by Donald Trump. Supporters and opponents of Trump rallied outside, where there was a pepper-spray altercation, and later filled the City Council chamber to speak about the Republican presidential candidate. After more than 5 hours of public comment and debate, the council voted 3-2 to take no action on whether to denounce the remarks by Trump and his comments on women, Latinos, Muslims, veterans, immigrants and refugees. Mayor Tom Tait was...
  • Brooks and Dionne on Trump’s anti-immigrant talk, Confederate flag retirement

    07/11/2015 1:58:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KERA-TV's PBS Newshour ^ | July 10, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including whether presidential candidate Donald Trump is hurting the Republican party, the historic removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s state house and whether Sen. Bernie Sanders’ momentum poses a viable challenge to Hillary Clinton.(AUDIO-AT-LINK) TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: And to the analysis of Brooks and Dionne. That’s New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. Mark Shields is away. Welcome to you both. E.J. DIONNE: Good to be with you. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, let’s...
  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 460 replies
    CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM
  • Woman found near Manson murders IDed after 47 years

    Jurvetson's body was found Nov. 16, 1969, by a birdwatcher in dense brush off the iconic Mulholland Drive. She had been stabbed 150 times and didn't have identification. ... After going unidentified for years, Jurvetson eventually became known Jane Doe No. 59. The location and timing of her killing, just a few miles away from several Manson family murders, has long fueled speculation that Jurvetson's case was connected. ... Police said they used DNA to identify Jurvetson after her sister recognized a photo posted of the young woman's body online. The sister, Anne Jurvetson, told People that the "free-spirited and...
  • Thor Heyerdahl. The raft was named Kon-Tiki

    04/26/2016 8:47:34 PM PDT · by Rabin · 21 replies
    linkedin ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | gary bubb
    Solar Impulse is a Swiss long-range experimental solar-powered aircraft project, The privately financed project is led by Swiss engineer and businessman André Borschberg and Swiss psychiatrist and aeronaut Bertrand Piccard, who co-piloted Breitling Orbiter 3, the first balloon to circle the world non-stop. The Solar Impulse will to achieve the first circumnavigation of the Earth by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using captured energy rather than recovered fuel. In March 2015, Piccard and Borschberg began to circumnavigate the globe with Solar Impulse 2, departing from Abu Dhabi. By June 2015, SI2 had traversed Asia, and notably, by July 2015, it completed...
  • Officials ponder how to remove dead whale from surf spot

    04/26/2016 11:04:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2016 | AP
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – Authorities are trying to decide what to do with the massive, rotting carcass of a dead whale that washed ashore at a popular California surfing spot. Rich Haydon, superintendent at San Onofre State Beach, said Tuesday that officials are deciding whether to attempt towing the carcass by boat out to sea or chop it up and load the pieces onto trucks for removal
  • Unions' $15 Minimum Wage About-Face

    04/25/2016 1:56:11 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Apr 25, 2016 | Rex Sinquefield
    Recent discussions within Los Angeles labor groups reveal inherent hypocrisy within the “Fight for $15” campaign. Unions paid plenty of lip service toward this effort, which would raise the minimum wage to $15. The Los Angeles City Council is considering a measure that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020, and this month California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2022. It seems that unions should be celebrating this supposed win for workers – yet union leaders are currently seeking an exemption to the $15-an-hour minimum wage for union...
  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • Carly Fiorina Is on Ted Cruz Shortlist for VP Pick

    04/25/2016 1:46:14 PM PDT · by AuntB · 143 replies
    NBC News Political Unit ^ | NBC News Political Unit
    Ted Cruz's presidential campaign has a short list of potential vice presidential picks that includes former rival Carly Fiorina, campaign aides announced Monday. Cruz's campaign manager tweeted that they "have narrowed our VP candidates to a short list and are going thru the normal processes associated with picking a running mate." A top aide to Fiorina confirmed to NBC News that the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who endorsed Cruz earlier this year was on the list. The vice presidential candidate selection process has typically been a secretive one in modern presidential politics. Candidates generally shy away from talking publicly about the...
  • Did Cruz Suggest that Fiorina Would Be His Veep Pick?

    03/16/2016 7:36:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 97 replies
    Personal ^ | 16 Mar 16 | Xzins
    Carly Fiorina introduced Ted Cruz last night and said America should unite behind Ted Cruz. Her words: "Now is the time to unify behind a constitutional conservative....give it up for the next president...Ted and Heidi Cruz..." Ted responds with some intriguing lines: "Isn't Carly extraordinary. Such a tremendous leader. SHE TERRIFIES HILLARY CLINTON. Hillary tosses and turns in her ail cell, just thinking about her..." One has to ask, why would Hillary care about Carly Fiorina if Carly isn't on the ticket? Did Cruz give insight into his thinking?
  • Ted Cruz Will Not Deny Adultery Carly Fiorina Deflects (3-28-16) (Video)

    03/29/2016 8:58:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 224 replies
    Video LinkI couldn't find this video posted in its own thread and thought some folks who missed it might appreciate it.
  • Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Liz Mair Connected to Attacks on Trump’s Wife

    03/28/2016 4:00:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 101 replies
    Cowager Nation.com ^ | March 28, 2016 5:33 pm | Caiden Cowager
    Make America Awesome is a political action committee owned by Liz Mair, that launched attacks on Donald Trump’s wife, Melania. The organization exploited pictures of the potential next first lady, laying nude, posing on top of a bed, for a GQ photo-shoot. On Thursday, Carly Fiorina personally emailed her supporters, announcing that she is re-launching Carly for America as a multi-candidate PAC. Here is where it gets interesting — Make America Awesome and Carly for America have the same mailing address: P.O. Box 26141, Alexandria, VA 22313. Carly for America & Make America Awesome Carly for America & Make America...
  • 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...
  • Did Cruz Pay Hush Money to Fiorina?

    03/26/2016 8:08:23 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 113 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/25/2016
    In what is rapidly turning into the biggest sex scandal since Bill & Hillary Clinton, the Federal Election Commission is now said to be looking into what may be a potential hush money payoff from Cruz to – get this Carly Fiorina.
  • Cruz Sex Scandal Story Just the Latest Bombshell (Possible Explanation for $500k Fiorina Donation?)

    03/25/2016 4:16:19 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 113 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 3/25/2016 | Joseph P. Williams
    Last July, a Cruz-affiliated super PAC donated $500,000 to Fiorina's campaign, without explanation -- a highly unusual move that is being reexamined in light of the Enquirer's report about Cruz's indiscretions. And Fiorina made a highly publicized last-minute endorsement of Cruz in the final days before the Florida primary, helping him come in a respectable second to Trump and keeping his White House hopes alive.
  • With Christie and Fiorina out, where will their supporters go?

    02/11/2016 7:22:40 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/11/2016
    <p>Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie -- two Republican candidates who at one point enjoyed loyal followings -- are now out of the 2016 race.</p> <p>The question is, where will their supporters go?</p> <p>At first blush, the candidates would seem to hail from a pro-business, establishment-friendly wing of the party -- suggesting their supporters would gravitate in that direction as they look for another candidate to back.</p>
  • Cruz Campaign Vetting Carly for VP

    04/25/2016 1:15:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/25/2016 | Michael Warren
    Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is vetting Carly Fiorina as a potential running mate, THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned. According to a spokeswoman for Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and one-time presidential candidate is being vetted by Cruz's campaign. "Normal stuff," said Sarah Isgur Flores, who served as deputy campaign manager during Fiorina's bid, when asked about the process. She added that Fiorina has met with members of the Cruz campaign and has given them financial disclosures and other documentation. Flores added that "no offers" have been made. On ABC's This Week Sunday, reporter Jon Karl floated the idea that Cruz...
  • Should Cruz pick his VP this week? (Get Blown Out Tomorrow; ICarly Fiorina For VP)

    04/25/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 120 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2:01 pm on April 25, 2016 | Allahpundit
    The idea was floated over the weekend by Jon Karl on ABC, as you’ll see below, and started some conservative tweeters chattering. I think there’s more upside to it than downside, but there are downsides. Cruz needs media oxygen in the next week, a way to have the story not just be Trump's NE sweep. Not a lot of ways to get that.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) April 25, 2016 Picking a running mate now could limit his dealmaking options at the convention. But first you gotta get to the convention.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) April 25, 2016 Cruz is going to...
  • Bill Kristol Pushes Jim Mattis For Third Party Run: "Patriotic Americans" Will Look At This Choice

    04/25/2016 7:36:56 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    RCP ^ | April 24, 2016 | Tim Hains
    BILL KRISTOL: The only thing that appeals to me is what Reince Priebus just called a dumb idea, which is giving the American people a better choice than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump... I think an independent candidacy is totally doable, I think it will happen. The ballot access problems are not -- STEPHANOPOULOS: -- coming up on the filing deadlines -- KRISTOL: -- oh, Texas, North Carolina. Every other state -- no other state's filing deadlines' before June 27th. You couldn't wait until the convention. You'd have to decide after Indiana, possibly after California. I think there will be...
  • Cruz campaign announces they're focusing on Indiana and clearing a path for Kasich

    04/24/2016 7:58:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 146 replies
    Cruz campaign announces they're focusing on Indiana and clearing a path for Kasich in Oregon and New Mexico.
  • San Francisco Torn as Some See ‘Street Behavior’ Worsen

    04/24/2016 6:44:57 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2016 | THOMAS FULLER
    SAN FRANCISCO — From her apartment at the foot of the celebrated zigzags of Lombard Street, Judith Calson has twice peered out her window as thieves smashed their way into cars and snatched whatever they could. She has seen foreign tourists cry after cash and passports were stolen. She shudders when she recounts the story of the Thai tourist who was shot because he resisted thieves taking his camera. And that is her tally from the last year alone. “I never thought of this area as a high-crime neighborhood,” Ms. Calson, a retired photographer, said of this leafy part of...
  • Rainbow Flag Burning Investigated As Hate Crime

    04/24/2016 9:01:39 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 38 replies
    CBS Local - San Francisco ^ | April 21, 2016 | Allen Martin, Veronica DeLaCruz
    <p>CLAYTON (KCBS/AP) — An East Bay man has been arrested on suspicion of a hate crime after a rainbow flag was burned at a Clayton church.</p> <p>The flag was burned at the Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church. Church officials believe this was the latest act of recent vandalism surrounding the flag.</p>
  • Black Panther Party commemorates 50 years at Oakland Museum of CA

    04/23/2016 12:38:28 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    The Black Panther Party is approaching its 50th anniversary and a group of them gathered Friday for an anniversary celebration at the Oakland Museum of California. The one-time radicals are somewhat mellower, but just as committed to social change. They have traveled a long, dedicated road from the turbulent 60s to still being alive in their 70s in a new millennium.
  • [April 14, 2016] Exclusive — Trump California Political Director: ‘We Have Already Outmatched’ Cruz

    04/22/2016 8:51:08 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 80 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Tim Clark, hand-picked by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump this week to be his new California political director, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Wednesday evening that the Trump campaign has "already outmatched" Sen. Ted Cruz in the Golden State. "I've only been on the job for the past 24 hours," Clark said, "but it is a large, grassroots, unstoppable, momentous movement that is elevating Donald Trump in the state." On Monday, Cruz's own California political director, former state GOP chair Mike Schroeder, speculated that the Trump campaign would fail to find enough delegates to fill three slots in each...
  • California voters' five top issues

    04/22/2016 9:12:27 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    For the first time in decades, the California presidential primary matters. The candidates are thinking about it already, opening offices and testing the waters to see what's important here. We'd like to help.
  • California Primary — Fox News: Trump 49, Cruz 22, Kasich 20 (Trump up 27pts)

    04/22/2016 6:51:24 PM PDT · by GilGil · 153 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/22/2016 | Joel Pollak
    A new Fox News poll of likely California primary voters released late Friday shows Donald Trump leading the Republican field with with 49%, with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) a distant second at 22%, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 20%.
  • HUGE: Ted Cruz Earns FOUR Critical California Endorsements!

    04/22/2016 5:50:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Red State ^ | April 22, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    Today the Cruz campaign announced the endorsements of former Chairmen of the California Republican Party John S. Herrington and Tirso del Junco. They join former CRP Chairmen Ron Nehring and Michael Schroeder on the Cruz team From the campaign statement: “As a member of President Reagan’s cabinet, I’ve seen first-hand how a great leader can change the course of our nation. Ted Cruz is the proven conservative leader our country needs to lead us to prosperity once again,” said Herrington. John S. Herrington served as President Reagan’s Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1981-83, Deputy Assistant for Presidential Personnel from...
  • L.A. Diary: Stoners for Trump, and a Case of ‘Cruz-mentum’

    04/22/2016 5:08:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | April 21, 2016 | Michael Potemra
    When I was a lad, I very much enjoyed the comedy of Cheech & Chong. Tonight, at the Novo by Microsoft theatre in downtown Los Angeles, I got to see them live. Their humor comes from a gentler, and now rather distant, time in our nation’s history, but only one of the many bits actually felt dated. Amid the drug-related and social-observation material came a genuine political surprise. An anti-Trump joke in the opening act fell a little flat, and a few minutes later, when the main act got under way, Cheech asked the audience, “Are there any Donald Trump...
  • Watch Out, Hillary Clinton: A Revolt Is Brewing in the Democratic Party

    04/22/2016 4:13:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 4/22/16 | David Dayen
    My unscientific poll of Maryland voters in next week’s Democratic presidential primary gives Bernie Sanders a 100 percent lead in early returns. “I just voted for Bernie Sanders today,” said Thomas Frank, author of several books, including 2004’s best-seller What’s the Matter with Kansas?, and this year’s Listen, Liberal: or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? “I advance voted in Maryland. I have my little ‘I Voted’ sticker on my shirt,” Frank told me in an interview this week. Frank spoke with Sanders back in 2014, when he was deciding whether to run for president and whether to...
  • Uh Oh: New Poll Shows Hillary In Danger Of Losing California

    04/22/2016 4:01:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/22/16 | Blake Neff
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s effort to close out the Democratic race may be going awry, as a new poll shows she’s in danger of losing California to Sen. Bernie Sanders. According to a new Fox News poll conducted April 18-21, Clinton has the support of 48 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, while Sanders is right behind with 46 percent. That’s the closest margin yet between the two in the state, which awards more delegates to the Democratic National Convention than any other. Clinton holds a substantial delegate lead over Sanders and remains heavily favored to win the...
  • Republicans fret: Is Cruz crumbling?

    04/22/2016 2:13:29 PM PDT · by Mariner · 109 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 22nd, 2016 | By Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s wipeout in the New York primary, while expected, nevertheless rattled many Republican insiders and activists who did not foresee the magnitude of the defeat. Is Cruz crumbling? Was Wisconsin an anomaly? The Cruz campaign set itself up, sending the candidate to campaign for days in New York and suggesting that Cruz could pick off congressional districts. He didn’t, and worse, came in third. Expectations should have been kept low. Really low. Just as they recovered from New York, anti-Trump Republicans looked up to see a batch of polls from the states that will be voting on April...
  • Sen. Graham: 'You Can Use the Bathroom in My Office Without Bringing Your Birth Certificate'

    04/22/2016 6:53:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2016 | 6:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Well, I think it would be a bad idea to put little girls in a bathroom with grown men,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN on Thursday. But the senator also made it clear that the issue is not one of major national importance, as far as he is concerned: “All I can say is that the only bathroom I can control is in my office, and you can use the bathroom in my office without bringing your birth certificate.” …
  • Republicans accuse Obama administration of back door in Iran sanctions fight

    04/22/2016 4:34:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/22/16 | Karoun Demirjian
    House Republicans are doubling down against the White House in a campaign to prevent Iran from doing business in U.S. dollars, the latest political spat between them and the Obama administration over implementation of the Iran nuclear deal. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) introduced a measure this week to make denying Iran access to dollars a hard-and-fast law, while GOP leaders have issued near-daily condemnations of the administration for not promising more forcefully that Iran won’t find a backdoor to the U.S.-based financial system. “If President Obama won’t rule out new concessions to the Iranian regime, Congress...
  • First poll of Indiana shows Trump leading by six, new poll of California shows Trump leading by 18

    04/22/2016 11:39:07 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 34 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 04/22/2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Cruz’s path to defeat before the convention is simple: Lose Indiana, lose California decisively, and lose the war for Pennsylvania’s 54 unbound delegates. Within the past 24 hours, there’s new evidence that we’re on track for all three. I covered the battle for Pennsylvania last night and noted that some private polls of Indiana have the race there tight, with Trump possibly out to a small lead, but here’s the first solid evidence from a public poll that that state is tilting against Cruz. To think, after all the time we’ve spent obsessing over delegates, they’re probably not going to...