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  • Trump’s campaign enters dangerous territory

    06/27/2016 6:28:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 45 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/27/16 | Sierra Rayne
    Falling into a classic political trap is not a presidential characteristic voters are seeking Donald Trump’s campaign is now nearing the event horizon of a political black hole, or more crudely, beginning to circle the toilet bowl. If Trump thinks he can win the general election by continuing to go forward with what has gone on over the past week, the Hillary Clinton machine is about to teach him a lesson of epic proportions.
  • Media thinks it’s a scandal that Trump campaign tends to contract with Trump businesses

    06/23/2016 10:27:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Because they know nothing about how successful people get things done. First of all, when I say the media think something is a scandal - even though no one is using the word “scandal” - here’s why I say it. You will see headlines and stories about things that seem quite unremarkable. Candidate contracts with vendor for services. Person uses certain word. Public official makes comment about this or that. The reporting may appear very matter-of-fact, but what you have to look at is the news judgment that led the media to mention it at all. For instance, we told...
  • Trump's Turbulent Transition

    06/23/2016 6:30:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has had a bad week in the media, but potentially a good week for the future. The transition from a free-flowing primary campaign to a more structured, bigger general election campaign is underway. The transition is a bit more turbulent than might be comfortable for those along for the ride. After announcing Cory Lewandowski's departure on Monday, the Trump campaign released a list of new hires on Tuesday, with promises of more to come. But in the end, campaigns are not about staffs, spouses or (adult) children, they are a reflection of the candidate....
  • Isn't SWISS CITIZEN Hansjorg Wyss's $100 million voter turnout drive for Hillary A CRIME?

    06/22/2016 12:58:40 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 55 replies
    June 22, 2016 | CiviWarBrewing
    I researched the citizenship of Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss and although he lives in Wyoming, he apparently is NOT an American citizen. My question to my fellow FReepers is this, ISN'T IT A FEDERAL CRIME FOR A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TO RECEIVE NOT ONLY DONATIONS FROM FOREIGN CITIZENS, BUT TO ENGAGE IN ORGANIZING VOTER DRIVES ON THEIR BEHALF USING THEIR DONATIONS? I read this article: Memo Reveals Clinton Foundation Donor’s $100 Million Registration, Turnout Push How is Hillary getting away with this?
  • Trump Campaign Announces Evangelical Executive Advisory Board

    06/21/2016 7:51:35 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 95 replies
    TRUMP - Make America Great Again ^ | 6/21/2016 | Trump staff
    Today, the Donald J. Trump campaign announced a new executive board convened to provide advisory support to Mr. Trump on those issues important to Evangelicals and other people of faith in America. The executive board will also lead a much larger Faith and Cultural Advisory Committee to be announced later this month. The leaders on the executive board were not asked to endorse Mr. Trump as a prerequisite for participating on the board. Rather, the formation of the board represents Donald J. Trump’s endorsement of those diverse issues important to Evangelicals and other Christians, and his desire to have access...
  • Clamoring for a champion – revisiting ancient Israel’s mistake

    06/21/2016 9:50:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/21/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    This past year of presidential jockeying is a tableau painted by an electorate feeling so violated that it has cried out for a champion. The desperation encouraged statesmen and women to enter the contest, but was also an invitation to anyone with a penchant for publicity and power. Motivation behind both the call and some who responded to it should be cause for concern, and how we arrived at this point in history is the question that requires hard answers. Years of reversing our educational system from admiring America’s founding to disparaging it, has reaped a harvest of younger voters...
  • Behind The Scenes Of Trump’s Firing Of Corey Lewandowski

    06/20/2016 9:42:10 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 59 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | June 20,2016 | Staff
    A meeting was recently held within the high-rise confines of Trump Tower. On one side of the table sat Donald Trump and his three of his adult children, Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric.The opposite side of the table included the two primary targets of Mr. Trump’s attention – longtime Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and a representative for the more recent addition to the Team Trump, veteran political operative, Paul Manafort. Manafort and Lewandowski have been at odds since the day Manafort arrived. Initially there were those within the Trump campaign who were fiercely loyal to the equally loyal, Lewandowski,...
  • Trump Fires Lewandowski As Campaign Continues To Move Forward!

    06/20/2016 7:12:54 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 8 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-20-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Anyone thinking that the Trump campaign is struggling internally has another thing coming. Corey Lewandowski has been on the edge for the last couple of months. Donald Trump replaced him with Paul Manafort who has been running Trump's campaign for months now. Lewandowski basically stepped aside a long time ago. Lewandowski basically stepped aside a long time ago so this release is nothing new. What's shocking is the news I am hearing of how Lewandowski didn't get along with Hope Hicks within the campaign and a few more people. Let's get it straight. People fight inside campaigns and things aren't...
  • Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

    06/19/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 June 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trump’s revocation of the Washington Post’s campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane. Joe Concha of Mediaite remembers what happened 8 years ago, and contrasts the media response in the two instances: The year was 2008. The candidate had a big lead in the polls...
  • Tucker Carlson: Paul Ryan Is ‘Working for the Hillary Campaign’ (VIDEO)

    06/19/2016 8:06:49 AM PDT · by cblue55 · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan continued to knock Donald Trump on Saturday.
  • Saudi Prince Just Made BOMBSHELL Announcement About Hillary!

    06/17/2016 3:49:28 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 52 replies
    Daily Caller via Headline Politics ^ | 6-17-16 | Wayne Dupree
    <p>Saudi Arabia has paid more than 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for presidential elections, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was quoted as saying Sunday in a news report by the Jordanian Petra News Agency. This is outrageous, if true, as it is illegal in the U.S. for presidential candidates to accept funding from foreign governments.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton’s Social Media Manager to NRA: #$%@

    06/14/2016 5:23:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/14/16 | AWR Hawkins
    <p>The Daily Mail reports that the tweet was in response to “Gun Laws Don’t Deter Terrorists,” an op-ed written by Chris W. Cox, the executive director of the NRA.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton Saudi Arabia’s president of choice

    06/14/2016 8:28:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/16 | Judi McLeod
    Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign While she’s riding full speed, the mare called ‘America’s 1st female president’ to election 2016, in reality Hillary Clinton is Saudi Arabia’s preferred, bought-and-paid-for presidential candidate. Chills should run down the collective spine of the sisterhood that the presidential campaign of self-proclaimed Defender of Women is financed some 20 percent by one of the most repressive to women countries anywhere in the world—Saudi Arabia. A prince’s kiss to the cheek of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the loudest gob-smack in Election 2016, is today being heard around the world:
  • Zombie time at campaign Hillary: Camille Paglia on Trump’s real strength and Clintin's *

    06/02/2016 9:02:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Salon ^ | 6/2/2016 | Camille Paglia
    It’s zombie time at campaign Hillary. Behold the dead men walking! It was with strangely slow, narcotized numbness that the candidate and her phalanx of minions and mouthpieces responded to last week’s punishing report by the State Department’s Inspector General about her email security lapses. Do they truly believe, in the rosy alternate universe of Hillaryland, that they can lie their way out of this? Of course, they’re relying as usual on the increasingly restive mainstream media to do their dirty work for them. If it were a Republican in the crosshairs, Hillary’s shocking refusal to meet with the Inspector...
  • Zombie Time at Campaign Hillary: Paglia on Trump’s real strength & Clinton’s fatal sleepwalking

    06/02/2016 8:15:12 AM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 27 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 2 June 2016 | Camille Paglia
    It’s zombie time at campaign Hillary. Behold the dead men walking! It was with strangely slow, narcotized numbness that the candidate and her phalanx of minions and mouthpieces responded to last week’s punishing report by the State Department’s Inspector General about her email security lapses. Do they truly believe, in the rosy alternate universe of Hillaryland, that they can lie their way out of this? Of course, they’re relying as usual on the increasingly restive mainstream media to do their dirty work for them. If it were a Republican in the crosshairs, Hillary’s shocking refusal to meet with the Inspector...
  • How Trump won: He didn’t let the media mis-define him, and neither did you

    05/29/2016 8:08:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/16 | Herman Cain
    And he'll approach the race against Hillary in the same way. It may not be officially official until the Republican convention in July, but Donald Trump last week passed the 1,237-pledged delegate mark, essentially making him the Republican nominee for president. To get a sense of just how extraordinary this is, think back to last summer and fall when the entire world of political punditry was so sure he had no chance, they treated this belief as if it was an unassailable fact. But Trump just rolled on as the candidates dubbed by the media as the “serious” contenders fell...
  • Suggested quotes for Trump [Vanity]

    05/28/2016 10:04:26 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 13 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    I'd like to hear Trump say this: "You can't spell 'HILLARY' without 'L-I-A-R'"!!!
  • What McAuliffe Probe Could Mean For 2016

    05/25/2016 6:11:23 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2016 | Ryan Nobles
    The revelation that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is facing a federal investigation related to campaign donations could complicate Hillary Clinton's effort to win the state in November. The ties between McAuliffe and the Clinton family run deep -- both personally and professionally. McAuliffe often refers to Bill Clinton as his best friend. He served as Clinton's handpicked chair of the Democratic National Committee. Hillary Clinton was an early and enthusiastic supporter of McAuliffe's run for governor in 2013. Several of McAuliffe's key campaign staffers have graduated to the Clinton campaign.. McAuliffe has denied any wrongdoing and said "Investigations happen, no...
  • Terry McAuliffe Lied About Meeting Chinese Donor

    05/25/2016 7:01:19 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe lied about meeting Wang Wenliang, the Chinese donor to his 2013 gubernatorial campaign whose contributions are now the subject of an FBI investigation. McAuliffe told CNN after the story broke that he thinks he has never met Mr. Wenliang.
  • Trump plans Friday morning campaign stop in Fresno (Trump Train rolls into FR HQ)

    05/24/2016 9:36:44 PM PDT · by Drago · 56 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 05/24/2016 | JOHN ELLIS
    Donald Trump campaign announces 10 a.m. Friday speech at Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
  • The RNC is building a campaign for Trump

    05/24/2016 5:26:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/24/2016 | David M. Drucker
    The Republican Party is racing to build a presidential campaign for Donald Trump. The presumptive GOP nominee enters the general election with an organization even thinner than Mitt Romney's four years ago. Trump won the primary by dominating media coverage. He didn't bother to develop a ground game or data analytics program, believing those modern tools overrated. The Republican National Committee is filling the void. The party invested more than $100 million, and counting, since 2012 to construct and refine cutting edge voter turnout and digital operations after being outclassed by President Obama. The plan was to create a turnkey...
  • Hillary Says "America Needs a Raise" During SEIU rally today, BUT..

    05/23/2016 12:28:37 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 26 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    During a rally with SEIU today in California, Clinton said "America needs a raise", directing her comment at Trump who once said "wages are too high"..
  • Covered by the media morphs into stalked by the media

    05/23/2016 8:34:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/16 | Judi McLeod
    Reporting the news in 2016 has not only come a long way, it’s gone down a long way--all the way down to the bottom of the cess pool My first dreaded errand as a rookie reporter back in my long ago days as a print journalist was to fetch a photograph from the relatives of of a high school youngster who had been found face down in a creek one month before his never-to-be graduation day. This was one of the editor-imposed duties for new reporters working the weekend shift. Special: [ALERT] Your Public Data Is Posted Online For All...
  • Obama Targets Trump Campaign Proposals in Highly Political Commencement Speech

    05/15/2016 12:38:44 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 35 replies
    abc news ^ | 5/15/16
    While not directly naming the candidate, President Obama made it clear just what he thinks about Donald Trump's campaign and policy proposals in a highly political commencement speech Sunday at Rutgers University. The president said he would skip giving students the usual commencement banter, and instead run down a list of "suggestions" that turned out to be a stern and direct indictment of everything Trump has built his campaign on. First, Obama took on Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan, telling students, "When you hear someone longing for the good old days, take it with a grain of salt."...
  • Hillary Clinton Stumps for Trump

    05/13/2016 12:32:47 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/14/2016 | Hillary Clitnon
    In this tweet Clinton says that Trump said: " You gonna make the same if you do as good a job" -- Donald Trump on women and equal pay.
  • Wealthy Cruz Donor Pours Millions Into Clinton Campaign

    05/09/2016 3:54:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 124 replies
    Observer ^ | 5-9-16 | Michael Sainato
    enaissance Technologies, a hedge fund founded by billionaire James Simons, donated over $13 million to Sen. Ted Cruz’s failed presidential campaign. For a guy who’s supposed to be pretty smart with his money, the ROI on that one has got to sting. Nevertheless, now that Mr. Cruz is out of the race, Mr. Simons has begun pouring millions of dollars into Hillary Clinton‘s campaign, with Renaissance Technologies donating over $2 million to Ms. Clinton so far this election cycle. Euclidean Capital—also owned by Mr. Simons—has given the Clinton campaign over $7 million in contributions, and such figures are likely to...
  • Hillary just can’t stop yelling

    05/08/2016 5:15:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5-7-16 | Thomas Lifson
    Oh, the irony! Hillary Clinton, addressing an enthusiastic crowd in Los Angeles Thursday, did what she does when excited and enthusiastic: she yelled. But in this instance, her message was the bromide Democrats use whenever Republicans are winning an argument. “We’d be a lot better off if we actually talked to each other instead of yelling at each other.” The video, courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon, is a hoot: While I despise Hillary Clinton, I don’t think I am being unfair in pointing out that she has one of the most unpleasant voices ever in a public figure when...
  • So if Trump is the only one in the race, why are Republicans still voting?

    05/06/2016 10:42:55 AM PDT · by Spunky · 38 replies
    WHIO Breaking News ^ | 5-6-2016 | Debbie Lord
    "There are two Republican primaries next week – one in Nebraska and one in West Virginia, both set for Tuesday." "But with the announcement that Donald Trump is the only Republican left with an active campaign, some are asking why bother to go to the polls?" "................................................""If you’ve noticed, when a candidate decides to get out of the race, he or she announces they are “suspending” their campaigns, they don’t say they are ended them. The use of the word ‘suspend” is not by chance." "The Federal Election Commission considers a candidate who has suspended campaigning to still be running...
  • The Ted Cruz shadow campaign has started

    05/05/2016 7:16:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 283 replies
    Ted Cruz "suspended" his campaign, but that doesn't mean his SuperPAC has stopped. They're still sending out emails.
  • John Kasich suspending campaign: Source tells NBC News

    05/04/2016 9:11:15 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 169 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1205 EST 04 MAY 16 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to suspend his run to be the GOP presidential nominee, a senior campaign advisor told NBC News on Wednesday. He had previously cancelled a planned event in order to make a Wednesday night statement in Ohio. Kasich was left the only man standing against Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary race after Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suspended his run on Tuesday night.
  • Cruz Drops OUT

    05/03/2016 5:31:34 PM PDT · by austinaero · 108 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 05/03/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    Ted Cruz is quitting the presidential race, according to campaign manager Jeff Roe, ending one of the best-organized campaigns of 2016 after a series of stinging defeats left Donald Trump as the only candidate capable of clinching the nomination outright.
  • Cruz's faltering campaign shows the risks of depending on a few wealthy donors

    05/02/2016 2:42:39 PM PDT · by catnipman · 77 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/2/2016 | Joseph Tanfani and Noah Bierman
    Ted Cruz, in his outsider’s bid for the White House, has depended heavily on the largesse of just three wealthy donors to establish credibility and stay afloat amid a chaotic nominating process that killed off most of his rivals. Now, at perhaps the most desperate moment in his quest to win the Republican nomination, Cruz is learning the perils of relying on strong-willed magnates who carry their own agendas and have demanded an unprecedented level of control in how their money is spent. ...
  • Trumps Harsh Words on Immigration Is Motivating Immigrants

    05/02/2016 4:17:50 AM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 44 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | 5/2/2016 | Sergio Bustos, Associated Press
    Tens of thousands of immigrants seeking citizenship as immigration is key campaign issue. MIAMI (AP) — Tens of thousands of immigrants are applying for U.S. citizenship in a year when immigration is at the center in this year's presidential campaign. Many immigration advocates say fear of Donald Trump becoming president is motivating many longtime immigrants to apply for citizenship, so they can vote. On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina (oh-SPEE'-nah) stood in a long line to take the first step
  • Unemployment rises… among Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffers [Sanders Campaign shedding workers]

    04/28/2016 4:27:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The economy may be experiencing a steady, if tepid recovery, but there are still layoffs taking place. I don’t just mean the ones at Lockheed Martin here, but rather inside the campaign organization of Bernie Sanders. With most of the states having already voted, Sanders’ team is shedding workers this week and they number in the hundreds. (CNN) Bernie Sanders’ campaign is laying off more than 200 workers, campaign manager Jeff Weaver said Wednesday.The campaign is downsizing from its current 550-member team to between 325 to 350 workers, said Weaver, who added that at one point the Sanders’ staff...
  • 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...
  • Trump’s Team Pitches His Legitimacy At Hollywood RNC Meeting (Trumps new tone)

    04/22/2016 12:31:44 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 14 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | April 21, 2016 | Ted Scoutin
    Donald Trump’s team hit the floor of the Republican National Committee meeting...to lay out the plan for the front-runner’s path to the White House. “How’d it go in there?” CBS4’s Hank Tester asked Paul Manafort,...“I was very pleased. We came here to let everybody know we are committed to work with them and answer any question. We are very happy that everybody knows we are a united team. In May or June we will all be one team again,” he said. It’s good news after the RNC voted down a plan to recommend a rules change for the national convention....
  • Leaked Trump Campaign Memo Reveals Big Delegate Prediction

    04/22/2016 7:52:14 AM PDT · by Ceebass · 11 replies
    Restoring Libety ^ | 22 April 16 | Jack Davis
    Even as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, maintains that no one will win enough delegates to secure the Republican presidential nomination on the first ballot, the campaign of front-runner Donald Trump is predicting Trump will shatter the number needed for victory. “The Cruz spin machine produces more lies than anything else,” says a memo distributed late Tuesday by the Trump campaign to Trump surrogates. “Our projections call for us to accumulate over 1400 delegates and thus a first ballot nomination win in Cleveland” . . . The memo instructs Trump supporters to continue Trump’s line of criticizing the Republican National Committee...
  • Donald Trump Looks To New York To Reboot Campaign

    04/19/2016 4:21:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Mike Flynn
    The New York primary on Tuesday begins a seven-week dash to the final state primaries in the Republican nomination process.
  • Priebus 'Not Going to Allow Anyone to Rewrite the Rules of Our Party'

    04/18/2016 6:51:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 18, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said "there's no room for threatening the delegates or the convention or anybody that would be going to our national convention," but he passed off much of that talk as "rhetoric and hyperbole." Priebus told NBC on Sunday that, as Donald Trump calls the delegate-selection process rigged, "I don't know what the motivation is." "There's really nothing that's rigged or being changed or altered. These are the same rules that were in place basically for over a century," he said. "But, at the very least, there's no way around the fact that all of...
  • [From April 11, 2016] EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan (De

    04/18/2016 12:34:07 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    The Observer ^ | April 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Out out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any of the candidates who have...
  • (Vanity) My alternative to "Crooked Hillary": Heartless

    04/18/2016 12:01:16 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 25 replies
    It's a vanity, but also a comment to the Trump campaign. Trump came up with "Crooked Hillary" for her nickname, to follow up on his "Lyin' Ted" theme. My wife and I think that while Hillary is totally corrupt, this might not be the best nickname. For one thing, it lacks alliteration. My wife is extremely upset about Hillary's post-Benghazi performance. It's bad enough that she lied to the American public, told different stories (terrorists versus movie) to different heads of state, and to Chelsea. What is unforgiveable in her (our) view, and completely heartless, is the way she lied...
  • Five Best [books]: Robert W. Merry on presidential campaigns

    04/16/2016 5:32:29 PM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 15, 2016 | Robert W, Merry
    The Making of the President, 1960 By Theodore H. White (1961) 1. Reporter Teddy White kicked up a sensation with his narrative of the tumult, gamesmanship and drama of the 1960 campaign. He rendered in vivid detail the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of the spectacle. On Election Day at Hyannisport, John Kennedy didn’t just light up a cigar while awaiting election results—it was a “Havana Royal panatela.” After lunch the candidate emerged from his house wearing a pair of shoes, one of which was “glossily polished, as usual—the other scuffed and dirty.” Thus did White transport his readers to...
  • Wasserman Schultz: 'I Really Want to Get Trump a Pacifier'

    04/14/2016 3:51:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 14, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said she wants to get Donald Trump a pacifier, and expressed concern about delegates being "harassed" by pro-Bernie forces. Wasserman Schultz noted on CNN this morning that "while certainly it's understandable that as you get closer to a significant primary contest that it's going to get a little bit more edgy, so to speak...my guidance -- my caution, to not only the candidates but their supporters, is to really make sure that we continue to have the robust and substantive discussion on that debate stage that I'm so proud of both of...
  • Happy First Birthday, Hillary Clinton’s Campaign!

    04/14/2016 5:29:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 13, 2016 | Kemberlee Kaye
    A year ago today, Hillary Clinton officially launched her presidential campaign. To commemorate the birthday of Hillary’s second presidential campaign, the good folks over at National Review have put together a highlight reel, chock full of many of our favorite moments from the campaign. Happy One Year Campaign Anniversary, Hillary Enjoy.
  • OT pay for Kasich security detail jumps 64% amid campaign

    04/10/2016 1:19:53 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 8 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 4-10-2016 | Randy Ludlow
    As Ohio Gov. John Kasich campaigned for the presidency, Ohio taxpayers paid $222,243 in overtime during the past year to the state troopers who guard him on the road and at home. The nine State Highway Patrol troopers assigned to the governor's executive-protection unit earned $183,600 in overtime in 2015, a 64-percent jump from 2014, according to state payroll records released today in response to a request from The Dispatch. Four troopers earned more than $20,000 in overtime pay last year for working more than 40 hours a week; one earned nearly $27,000 to boost his annual pay to $94,400....
  • Sketchy Ted Cruz Campaign Fundraiser Recorded Telling Donors They Can Violate Finance Laws…

    04/09/2016 4:43:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 144 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 9 2016 | Sundance
    Senator Ted Cruz has at least eight Super-PAC’s assisting his presidential campaign; and according to a recording obtained by Politico a Cruz’s campaign bundler was directing large donors toward one PAC specifically. The “Stand for Truth” PAC. However, the campaign appears to have, yet again, gone into the land of illegality with the following statement (via audio recording): “If you hit your max then we have a table for you that is the unlimited table,” Keet Lewis, a bundler for the campaign and co-host of a Dec. 30 fundraiser in Dallas, says on the recording provided to POLITICO. “It can...
  • Organizational strength? Cruz raised $32 million in Q1

    04/08/2016 11:58:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Ted Cruz wants to make the argument that he’s best prepared to take on Hillary Clinton in two ways. First, he’s an authentic anti-establishment conservative who has no taint of crony politics or connections to the Clinton establishment, unlike you-kn0w-who. Second, his organization is better prepared to out-organize and out-hustle the Democrats. Bloomberg’s report on Cruz’ fundraising helps underscore the second argument, with a total of $32 million in the first quarter of 2016: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz raised $12.5m in March, campaign says in news release. Cruz raised $7.6m in January, $11.9m in February, according to FEC...
  • Trump convention manager: 'Winning isn't enough'

    04/08/2016 11:47:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2016 | Julia Manchester
    Donald Trump's convention manager, Republican strategist Paul Manafort, described his new role in the campaign Friday, saying it shows the billionaire's signature leadership style. "This is an example of Donald Trump managing, and the type of leadership he will bring to the presidency in November," Manafort said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo. "He also understood that winning isn't enough, that it's about how you win and how much you win." Manafort told CNN, "I work directly for the boss," a notable departure from the usual workflow at Trump's 2016 operation, where most campaign staff answer to campaign...
  • Clinton Campaign Uses Noise Machine To Block Reporters From Hearing Fundraiser Speech

    04/07/2016 9:57:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign team reportedly used a static noise machine on Thursday to block reporters outside of a fundraiser in Denver from hearing her remarks. That’s according to Stan Bush, a reporter for Denver’s CBS-4, who was stationed outside of the event, which was held outdoors at the home of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a superdelegate who has endorsed Clinton. Stan Bush ✔ ‎@StanBushTV Guess @HillaryClinton campaign dsn't want reporters to hear fundraiser speech. Turned on a static noise machine pointed at us when she spoke 5:08 PM - 7 Apr 2016 1,235 1,235 Retweets 1,136
  • Trump campaign denies report team is in disarray

    04/06/2016 7:42:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    The Week ^ | 04/06/2016 | Catherine Garcia
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