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  • Clinton allies panic over message (very enjoyable read alert)

    02/10/2016 5:58:50 PM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2016 | Amie Parnes
    Allies to Hillary Clinton say her presidential campaign's problems boil down to a fundamental problem: messaging. On the heels of a devastating loss to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, Clinton supporters having nightmares about a repeat of her 2008 primary loss say it's time for a change. They say Clinton has to quickly find her way out of this messaging conundrum and provide voters with a reason why they should elect the former secretary of state and first lady to the Oval Office. "I love her but I still don't understand what her campaign is...
  • Chris Christie to suspend presidential campaign

    02/10/2016 8:36:39 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to issue a statement Wednesday afternoon suspending his presidential campaign, The Washington Times has learned. The announcement follows a disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, where Mr. Christie was hoping a strong showing would give him more breathing room in a race where the tough-talking governor competed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to emerge as the most viable alternative to businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...
  • Clinton staff shakeup may be coming

    02/09/2016 7:46:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/2016
    Hillary Clinton is weighing a staff shakeup after Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, according to Politico. Both Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, are unhappy with the direction of the campaign's messaging and digital operations and had been considering changing staff and strategy after the first four voting states. But a source told Politico that the Clintons now want to consider such changes earlier. Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders by a razor-thin margin in last week's Iowa caucuses, but the latest polls show her trailing Sanders by double digits in New Hampshire, which will hold its primary Tuesday. "The Clintons...
  • Clinton weighs staff shake-up after New Hampshire (rearranging desk chairs on the Titanic)

    02/08/2016 4:29:09 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | Glenn Thrush and Annie Karni
    Hillary and Bill Clinton are so dissatisfied with their campaign's messaging and digital operations they are considering staffing and strategy changes after what's expected to be a loss in Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire, according to a half-dozen people with direct knowledge of the situation. The Clintons - stung by her narrow victory in Iowa - had been planning to reassess staffing at the campaign's Brooklyn headquarters after the first four primaries, but the Clintons have become increasingly caustic in their criticism of aides and demanded the reassessment sooner, a source told Politico.
  • Chelsea Clinton Accidentally Calls Bernie, “President Sanders”

    02/07/2016 4:03:36 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2-5-16 | Emily Zanotti
    The Clinton campaign has been using Chelsea as a surrogate since the final few weeks in Iowa, even though the response to her has been lukewarm at best. They've now flown her to New Hampshire and elsewhere, where she's taking rallies to promote her mother as "Grandma-in-Chief." Only, yesterday's speech went a little awry. While at a campaign stop in Minnesota (a must-win for the Clinton camp), Chelsea made a Freudian slip, referring to "Bernie Sanders" as "President Sanders."
  • Hillary Clinton Raises Her Voice, and a Debate Over Speech and Sexism Rages

    02/05/2016 5:59:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 4, 2016 | Amy Chozick
    Hillary Clinton has been speaking in public for decades. But in recent days, political observers have called her voice "loud, flat, harassing to the ear." They have said she has a "decidedly grating pitch and punishing tone" and called her "shrill." "I think a lot of it with Hillary Clinton has to do with style and delivery, oddly enough," said Bob Woodward, the veteran Washington Post editor, on MSNBC on Wednesday. "She shouts," he said, adding that there was "something unrelaxed about the way she is communicating." Mrs. Clinton, who admits she does not have the natural oratory skills of...
  • Greta V. Susteren GOES OFF on Cruz Camp Dirty Tricks: "HORRIBLE! Appalling! SHAME on Cruz Campaign!"

    02/04/2016 9:04:05 PM PST · by Red Steel · 260 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 4th, 2016 6:50 pm | Jim Hoft
    Greta Van Susteren went off on the Cruz Campaign tonight over their handling of the Ben Carson Caucus scandal. On Monday Dr. Ben Carson accused the Cruz camp of foul play in the Iowa Caucuses.Carson said the Cruz camp told voters Carson was dropping out and to support Ted Cruz.Carson was right to be outraged... The Cruz camp sent out messages and made calls to all precinct captains that Dr. Carson was dropping from the race.On Thursday Greta Van Susteren reacted to the Cruz campaign scandal. Greta Van Susteren: Horrible!... This is appalling! For some reason to me, what happened...
  • More Fowl Play at Iowa Caucus Revealed

    02/04/2016 4:04:00 AM PST · by true believer forever · 139 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 2, 2016 | Youtube
    Jeff Roe, Cruz's campaign manager, pulled the exact same dirty trick with another candidate a few years ago. "An e-mail sent to news media outlets and a "tweet" issued by a fake Twitter account announced that Eckersley had suspended his campaign due to personal reasons. Eckersley blames his opponent, Republican Billy Long, for sending out the hoax days before the election, "You know this is dirty politics. This is Jeff Roe style management. That's who Billy's retained. That's who he writes the big checks to," Eckersley tells Missourinet affiliate KTTS.
  • Rand Paul Suspends 2016 Presidential Campaign

    02/03/2016 6:07:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 3, 2016, 8:59 AM ET | MERIDITH MCGRAW
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced on Wednesday that he is suspending his 2016 campaign for president. "It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House," Paul said in a statement. "Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty." Paul finished fifth in Monday's Iowa caucuses with 4.5 percent of the vote -- behind rivals Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson. ·
  • GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul suspends campaign: Report

    02/03/2016 5:55:57 AM PST · by gwjack · 66 replies ^ | 2/3/2016 | staff
    This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
  • Mike Huckabee Suspends 2016 Presidential Race

    02/01/2016 7:43:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/01/2016
    Mike Huckabee announced that he is suspending his campaign for the 2016 presidential race Monday night. Gov. Mike Huckabee @GovMikeHuckabee I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support. #ImWithHucK 10:26 PM - 1 Feb 2016 Since announcing his run on May 5, 2015, in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee ran a campaign centered on social conservatism, protecting entitlement programs from cuts and completely revamping the federal tax system.
  • Southeast Texans campaign for Cruz in Iowa

    02/01/2016 9:42:03 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 6 replies
    Beumont Enterprise ^ | February 1, 2016 | Brandon K. Scott
    When Lisa Barry went knocking on doors in support of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign in Iowa, she felt two shocks to her system. The first was the two-degree temperature outside. The second was the woman behind the first door Barry knocked on.When the woman answered the door, she could see liquid in Barry's eyes had already frozen, so she invited the Southeast Texan into her home.That was the experience Barry and others like her came away with, noting that while some Iowans have grown weary of presidential caucus time, many of them showed compassion for the foot soldiers.Barry,...
  • Missouri mailer grades neighbors' voting records [origin of Cruz mailer?]

    01/31/2016 12:04:53 AM PST · by JediJones · 73 replies
    Fox2Now St. Louis ^ | 10/30/2014 | Associated Press
    A voter report card mailer is grading residents on how often they vote compared to their neighbors and some Missourians aren't happy. Grow Missouri sent the mailers the week before the Nov. 4 election to spur residents into voting during the first general election in nearly a quarter-century featuring no race for president, U.S. Senate or governor. The group is financed by investment firm founder Rex Sinquefield, the state's most prominent political donor. The voter report cards give letter grades to voters based on participation and then list neighbors' scores. The mailer says it might issue another report after the...
  • Vote ... Or Else! Why Are Outside Groups Scaring Voters To The Polls?

    01/30/2016 2:00:25 PM PST · by JediJones · 14 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10/31/2014 | Dylan Scott
    "Who you vote for is your secret," the letter, posted by some recipients on Twitter, says. "But whether or not you vote is public record. Many organizations monitor turnout in your neighborhood and are disappointed by the inconsistent voting of many of your neighbors." "We will be reviewing ... official voting records after the upcoming election to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014," the mailer concludes. "If you do not vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not." So they aren't the only ones and this isn't new. In Alaska, voters have complained...
  • Alaska voters upset about public-shaming mailers, but experts say they work

    01/30/2016 1:49:49 PM PST · by JediJones · 69 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | 10/27/2014 | Michelle Theriault Boots
    "We're sending this mailing to you, your friends, your neighbors, your colleagues at work and your community members to publicize who does and does not vote." The letter let Adams know that the senders intended to mail an updated chart after the Nov. 4 election. Increasingly, political groups across the country are utilizing publicly available voter lists and other databases to send mailings that use what researchers call "social pressure" to get people to vote. The most forceful threaten to expose an individual's voting record, or lack thereof, to peers. ...was sent by a political action committee called the Opportunity...
  • FLASHBACK - (2014) 'Vote-Shaming': An Effective Leftist Strategy

    01/30/2016 3:24:54 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2014 | Sally Zelikovsky
    While campaigns nationwide are hysterically ramping up their “get out the vote” (GOTV) efforts, Democrats are banking on a strategy that worked for them in 2012, hoping it will give them an edge and allow them to eke out some victories. Democrats in North Carolina are mailing a variety of letters to voters designed to get them to the polls – a “voter-shaming” tactic, as described by Rush Limbaugh. One type of letter is a personalized report card about the recipient’s voting history, which is then compared to the voting histories of others in his/her neighborhood or community
  • Donald Trump is wrecking the conservative movement: How the billionaire is exposing its most toxic

    01/27/2016 3:12:15 PM PST · by The Ghost of FReepers Past · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | January 27, 2016 | Heather Digby Parton
    If there's one thing that Donald Trump has done for the leaders of the conservative movement, the Christian Right and the Republican party it's that he's teaching them a necessary lesson in reality: It turns out that a large number of their supporters don't really care about ideology, morality or even their supposedly mutual loathing of the hippie Democrats on the other side. Their concerns run to something much more primitive.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Attorney Heads Pro-Cruz, Anti-Trump Super PAC

    01/26/2016 8:38:15 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    The Concervative Treehouse ^ | January 26, 2016 | Sundance
    This is one of those ah-ha moments when several political variables seem to reconcile simultaneously. For those who doubted the Earlier Tripwire, here's the evidence. There is a Super-PAC called "Stand for Truth" registered out of Lexington Kentucky headed by a guy named Eric Lycan. .. Mr. Eric Lycan was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's lawyer during his re-election campaign against Matt Bevin. Lycan also has deep tentacles within the entire GOPe apparatus, including the Chamber of Commerce. You can confirm identity from the filing paperwork and the reported contact information which is the same as THIS LINK to the...
  • The Demagogues Are Running

    01/23/2016 8:46:13 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    Cigar Aficionado ^ | March/April 2000 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    On what political propositions are Americans apparently agreed? There are two. The first is that the President currently in the White House should be replaced. Not by being tossed out on last February's impeachment rap, but replaced when his term finally ends. The second proposition is that no presidential candidate currently striving to succeed the incumbent is an exhilarating alternative. What's the problem? If the incumbent is so bad, shouldn't we be enthusiastic about at least one of the contenders? After all, there are two Democrats out there to choose from, and six Republicans. So whom are the American people...
  • Oops: Trump campaign ad highlights veterans ... of Russia?

    01/23/2016 3:24:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    This seems to be the kind of mistake that has plagued the Trump campaign of late as it becomes more aggressive in the waning days before primary voters start making their decisions. An earlier ad on border security showed refugees trying to swarm across the border — in Morocco. The Trump campaign explained that away as saying that without Donald Trump as president, the Rio Grande would soon look the same.This gaffe is a little more difficult to explain away. In the original version of Trump’s Facebook video, pay close attention to the medals on the veterans that Trump...
  • Baker's more than a fair-weather VP candidate

    01/22/2016 6:22:30 AM PST · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 1/22 | Peter Lucas
    We are probably only one winter's storm away from Gov. Charlie Baker being mentioned as a possible pick as a Republican vice presidential running mate. And that storm threatens to come this weekend. Not that there's anything wrong with a mention, even if Baker, the most popular governor in the nation, is not interested. Nevertheless, his name will come up, and he would be an asset to several of the GOP candidates running for president.

    01/22/2016 4:59:58 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 55 replies
    Bernie Sanders Top 5 Quotes #5. "A nation will not survive morally or economically when so few have so much while so many have so little…We need a tax system which asks the billionaire class to pay its fair share of taxes and which reduces the obscene degree of wealth inequality in America"#4. "Education should be a right, not a privilege. We need a revolution in the way that the United States funds higher education."#3. "Social Security is a promise that we cannot and must not break."#2. "Meanwhile, as the rich become much richer, the level of income and wealth...
  • Rubio to Atheist Questioner: 'You Should Hope My Faith Influences Me, Here's Why' (Video)

    01/19/2016 3:21:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/19/2016 | Samuel Smith
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told an atheist in the audience that he won't be "forced" to stop talking about his faith on the campaign trail and argued that atheists should want his faith to influence his decisions. During Rubio's Monday town hall meeting in Waverly, Iowa, an atheist attendee named Justin Scott, a member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation who also runs his own YouTube channel, commented during a question and answer session on Rubio's recent campaign ad that simply features Rubio talking about how he follows his faith and that his goal is to live alongside God...
  • GOP Elites Blow $65 Million on Jeb Bush and His Failed Campaign

    01/19/2016 11:35:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/19/16 | Jim Hoft
    GOP elites have blown $65 million on Jeb Bush so far this campaign cycle and have another $30 million to blow on his failed campaign. Roll Call reported: The spectacular bust of Jeb Bush's campaign for president so far is as much a story about Bush himself as it is about the failure of Right to Rise, the shock-and-awe super PAC that was supposed to launch him into the lead and keep him there. Right to Rise raised $103 million in 2015 and has spent more than $65 million so far. But nine months after he got into the race,...
  • Rubio's Team Plots Path to Nomination: Third in Iowa, Second in N.H., First in S.C.

    01/19/2016 9:11:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/19/2016 | Tim Alberta
    Ottumwa, Iowa -- After facing questions for months over his passive campaign approach and his unwillingness to identify one of the early nominating states as a launching pad, Marco Rubio and his senior aides have begun sharing a specific blueprint for how he can secure the Republican presidential nomination. According to multiple Rubio allies recently briefed on campaign strategy, the senator's team has settled on an unconventional path to winning the GOP primary contest. The strategy, dubbed "3-2-1" by some who have been briefed on it, forecasts a sequence in which Rubio takes third place in Iowa on February 1,...
  • Carson's finance chairman resigns

    01/14/2016 8:49:09 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Ben Carson's finance chairman resigned early Thursday hours after the release of a critical news story that questioned his lofty salary and other spending as rising costs cut into the former pediatric neurosurgeon's Republican presidential campaign's bottom line. A statement from the campaign announced the departure of Dean Parker, who panned the report. "It has been a great honor to serve alongside Dr. Carson as he seeks the office of President of the United States," Parker said. "While current allegations towards me are misrepresentations, my primary goal is to help Dr. Carson save our nation. I am excited about the...
  • Trump perfects the art of the campaign expense

    01/09/2016 6:13:42 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 47 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/9/2016 | DAN CHRISTENSEN
    Donald Trump knows how to make money, even when he's running for president. Federal records show that Trump's campaign paid the Republican frontrunner and 10 companies he owns more than $1.64 million for various campaign expenses since the billionaire businessman began his run last spring. The payouts amounted to nearly one of every three dollars the Trump campaign spent through Sept. 30, according to campaign reports, including an amended quarterly report filed Dec. 17 with the Federal Elections Commission. Most of that money, $1.2 million, was paid to Tag Air, the holding company for the luxury Boeing 757 with 24-karat...
  • Ben Carson to Drop Out if No Top 3 Finish in 2 of 4 Early States

    01/08/2016 8:49:38 AM PST · by xzins · 15 replies
    YoungCons ^ | January 7, 2016 | John S. Roberts
    A couple of GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson's top campaign aides have quit, and the doctor's poll numbers have fallen steadily since his sharp rise. In other words, not good. Here's what Carson says will make him drop out of the race altogether… From Newsmax: Dr. Ben Carson has set the perimeters for withdrawing from the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination - saying he'll quit if he isn't one of the top three vote-getters in two of first four primary states. The retired pediatric neurosurgeon, whose meteoric rise to the top of the GOP pack last fall took...
  • The Bells Toll for Hillary

    01/08/2016 7:27:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1-8-16 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation will recommend that the Justice Department bring criminal charges against Hillary Clinton and various of her aides, and soon. The evidence consists of materials that the Bureau has gathered in the course of its months-long investigation of Mrs. Clinton's personal server. The recommendations will come very soon. The charges will consist of some of the following: 1. Improper disclosure or retention of classified information. 2. Destruction of government records. 3. Lying to federal agents. 4. Lying under oath. 5. Obstruction of justice. All the counts are familiar to those of us who have followed the...
  • Sanders and Wife Steered Campaign, Nonprofit Money to Family and Friends

    01/07/2016 11:23:03 AM PST · by Fasceto · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 7 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    Bernie Sanders and his wife have on numerous occasions steered money from organizations under their control to friends and family members, public records show. The payments benefitted the wife of the Democratic presidential candidate, his stepdaughter, and the son of a former colleague in city government whom Sanders has described as a close friend. Sanders, a self-described socialist, is now running for the presidency on an anti-corruption platform, decrying public officials’ attempts to use their positions for personal financial gain. Following 16 years as a member of the House, Sanders was elected to the Senate in 2006. His political campaigns...
  • Trump campaign gives out 20,000 tickets for 1,400-seat theater in Bernie Sanders' hometown

    01/07/2016 5:17:37 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/7/2016 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Trump campaign gives out 20,000 tickets for 1,400-seat theater in Bernie Sanders' hometown after discovering plot to mass-request seats and leave them EMPTY. Donald Trump's campaign has handed out nearly 20,000 tickets to an event Thursday night in a theater with just 1,411 seats. It's not a counting error, but the latest salvo in the war liberal protesters have waged against the Republican presidential front-runner - this one lobbed in the city where progressive icon Bernie Sanders was once the mayor. Reports have swirled all week in Burlington, Vermont that liberal saboteurs have been requesting tickets by the bucketful using...
  • Ted Cruz will have to answer for own Rev. Wright and dodging the question won’t cut it

    01/07/2016 9:10:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 51 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 01/07/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Ted Cruz has associated himself with a man who says the Catholic Church supports pedophilia; and Christians should execute homosexuals. If Cruz becomes the Republican nominee this would destroy any chance he might have of defeating Hillary Clinton. If this doesn’t stir his supporters to think twice, it ought to. On Friday, November 6, 2015 Cruz attended a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, hosted by a Colorado pastor who frequently calls for putting gay people to death. The Pastor, Kevin Swanson, is well known for calling for Christians to execute homosexuals just the same as the Islamists do and...
  • Multiple sources raise serious questions about Hillary Clinton's physical health

    01/07/2016 8:38:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/07/2016 | Carol Brown
    Several sources have raised serious questions about Hillary Clinton’s fitness to serve at president of the United States based on her physical health.  Some of these individuals are people who observed her in various settings that called her mental and physical status into question.  Others are physicians who reviewed the 2012 ABC News report after Clinton’s fall and subsequent concussion. Non-medical observers Breitbart News reports that John Cardillo, a former NYPD officer who provided VIP security details, knows two sources (a federal agent and an NYPD officer who worked a security detail) who observed Clinton’s health-related behaviors over the...
  • Hillary's Paula Jones nightmare begins: The sexual harassment victim joins the campaign fray

    01/04/2016 9:23:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton has been counting on the GOP's purported "war on women" theme to generate votes. The tacit assumption has always been that her husband’s pattern of sexual exploitation and even violence toward socially less advantaged females could be disregarded by the public, as it was during his impeachment ordeal of the 1990s. But important changes have happened in the intervening decades, and a nightmare scenario threatens to unfold: 1. Attitudes toward male sexual advances, particularly toward subordinate females, have changed, with the r-word (rape) now held to apply to situations short of written consent to sexual relations. 2. The...
  • Once again, Alan Grayson violates ethics rules, using House committee clip in campaign ad

    01/02/2016 9:31:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Saint Peters Blog ^ | 12/29/15 | Peter Schorsch
    **SNIP** Most of the ad is standard campaign fare, and not particularly noteworthy, even though the endorsements from Sheen and Moore are several years old. Both were taken from Grayson's House campaign nearly six years ago. But at the 18-second mark, the ad gets really interesting. That is the point where Grayson - to promote his Senate bid - uses an MSNBC clip of him speaking during a congressional hearing - yet another violation of U.S. House rules. Grayson runs afoul of ethics rules on the use of official resources for campaign or political purposes, namely House Rule 11, Clause...
  • Bill Clinton to hit campaign trail for Hillary on Monday: reports

    01/02/2016 3:37:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 1/02/16
    Former President Bill Clinton hits the campaign trail Monday for his wife Hillary - his first appearance on the stump for the former first lady's White House bid. US media reported that Bill Clinton will hold a rally at a community college in the city of Nashua and another event later Monday in the city of Exeter. The former president's visit to New Hampshire in support of his wife comes after Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has sharpened his attacks on both Clintons.
  • Trump:From Art of The Deal to Art of the Campaign

    01/01/2016 11:17:33 AM PST · by poconopundit · 84 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 1/1/2016 | poconopundit
      The Art of the Deal In the last few months — like many people — I’ve become a YUGE Trump fan.  And watching several of his rallies on YouTube, he often mentions his 1987 book, The Art of the Deal.  Well, he aroused my curiosity enough that I went out and bought a copy from Amazon. Now being a self-employed market analyst in the tech industry, I also figured the book would give me some profitable ideas for my business, which it has. So what’s my opinion of the book?  Well, it’s a highly interesting read, and any...
  • Hillary Clinton's campaign likely to surpass $100 million fundraising goal

    12/31/2015 2:31:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/21/2015 | Dan Merica
    <p>Hillary Clinton will roll into 2016 by likely surpassing her campaign's $100 million fundraising goal for its first three quarters, according to a CNN analysis of figures provided by the Clinton campaign.</p> <p>Clinton raised at least $21 million at fundraisers she personally headlined in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to figures provided by the Clinton campaign, a number consistent with what Clinton-headlined events raised in the second and third quarters of 2015.</p>
  • Lindsey Graham drops out of 2016 Republican presidential race

    12/21/2015 7:44:17 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 158 replies
    Another candidate for the Republican nomination for president has dropped out of the race. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham announced Monday that he is no longer seeking to become the nominee, ABC News reported. He made the announcement on Twitter and YouTube Monday morning.
  • Clinton campaign sweats out data breach damage (Rat spat alert)

    12/21/2015 5:40:00 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | December 21, 2015 | Glenn Thrush and Annie Karni
    Accusing your opponent of committing evil and unpardonable crimes is basic presidential campaign jujitsu. But Hillary’s Clinton's team is genuinely jittery about the sneak peek taken by Bernie Sanders staffers into their secret voter file. The unauthorized fishing expedition into the database housing the names and demographic information of voters Clinton plans to target - which led to the sacking of a top Sanders staffer and the suspension of two more - has embittered the campaigns against one another, even if the two principals made nice on the debate stage Saturday night. And it's a source of real and deepening...
  • Public College (University of Maryland) Insists Illegals Be Referred To As 'Citizens'

    12/12/2015 9:42:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2015 | Blake Neff
    The University of Maryland is sponsoring a poster campaign encouraging students to refer to illegal immigrants as "undocumented citizens." The inaccurate term, first noted by Campus Reform, is promoted by the school's "Inclusive Language Campaign," which is throwing up posters around campus to encourage the use of friendlier language.

    12/11/2015 9:31:23 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 104 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 12/11/2015 | TheRightScoop
    Donald Trump attacked Ted Cruz tonight, first accusing him of loving oil too much because “oil pays him a lot of money” and saying he’s got go come a long way on ethanol or something. Cruz is not against ethanol as The Donald suggests. Cruz has said we need an all of the above approach on energy, but it needs to be driven by the market and not by the federal government picking winners and losers via federal subsidies. Later on Trump attacks Ted Cruz’s evangelical Christian faith, saying “I do like Ted Cruz, but not a lot of evangelicals...
  • [UMD] Public College: Refer To Illegal Immigrants As ‘Undocumented Citizens’

    12/11/2015 4:21:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/15 | Blake Neff
    The University of Maryland is sponsoring a poster campaign encouraging students to refer to illegal immigrants as “undocumented citizens.”The inaccurate term, first noted by Campus Reform, is promoted by the school’s “Inclusive Language Campaign,” which is throwing up posters around campus to encourage the use of friendlier language.UMD’s Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy office, an official organ of the university, is running the campaign. The posters tell students that “words have power” and people should be cautious, lest they offend people with the terms they use.“Would you say [illegal alien] if you knew I am an undocumented citizen?” the poster asks passersby.Nicole Mehta, the...
  • Donors gave a super PAC $6 million. Candidates actually got about $140,000

    12/11/2015 8:45:31 AM PST · by AuntB · 20 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Joseph Tanfani and Maloy Moore
    Before he entered the race for the White House, Ben Carson signed on to a campaign to raise money to fight Obamacare. When Juanita McMillon saw his name, she was eager to get out her checkbook... She gave $350. Her money went to the American Legacy PAC, an organization with ties to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. With Carson as the face of its Save Our Healthcare campaign, American Legacy raised close to $6 million in 2014 — and spent nearly all of it paying the consultants and firms that raised the money. Just 2% was donated to Republican candidates...
  • Trump and His Fans Are Stuck Inside a Feedback Loop

    11/30/2015 12:09:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 143 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 29, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    On Meet the Press this morning, Donald Trump insisted that: he was "100 percent right" when he said he saw thousands of Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, even though fact-checkers have debunked his assertion. In a phone interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Trump said he has heard from "hundreds of people that agree" that there were televised Muslim celebrations of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, which he used as evidence to show his remarks were true. "I saw it. So many people saw it," said Trump, who, in the...
  • Retired FBI Agent: Bureau received ‘stacks of reports’ of calls of Muslims celebrating

    11/25/2015 11:56:43 PM PST · by true believer forever · 36 replies
    ABC NEWS WISCONSIN ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bill Riales
    One retired FBI agent says Donald Trump's claims of seeing Muslim celebrations following the attacks on 9-11 are absolutely plausible. Jim Burkett was an assistant special agent in charge with the FBI's office in Boston during 9-11 and afterward. He says during that time the office received tons of phone calls from people who feared more attacks and others reporting suspicious activity. Many of those calls, said Burkett, came from concerned and angry Americans reporting Muslim's celebrating over the destruction of the twin towers and damage to the Pentagon. The calls were logged, reports were made and there were "stacks...
  • Huckabee, Cruz Dismiss Planned Parenthood $20 Million Campaign: ‘Lies,’ ‘No Credibility...

    11/21/2015 3:04:18 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    ...Mike Huckabee and Sen. Ted Cruz...have dismissed Planned Parenthood's announcement of its $20 million campaign against pro-life candidates as a notice coming from a group that “lies” and is lacking in “credibility.” ...In a new video announcing the abortion business' campaign, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards referred to the pro-life base of the GOP as "extremists" and placed them on notice....Rick Tyler, national spokesperson for Cruz's campaign, told Breitbart News, "Planned Parenthood has been exposed for who they are and no amount of money is going to either repair their image nor harm pro-life candidates because Planned Parenthood has no...
  • Just Heard First Cruz Radio Ad

    11/20/2015 7:26:10 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    meshuge mikey ^ | November 20, 2015 | Meshuge Mikey
    I just heard a 15 second spot ad for Ted Cruz on KSFO radio . [ S.F.CA ] short to the point... and I approve of that ad
  • Is Ted Cruz the Real GOP Frontrunner? (Cruz wins money race, takes Walker, Perry donors)

    11/13/2015 7:23:53 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 13, 2015 | Tyler O'Neil
    Polls can be deceiving, but money talks. According to fundraising, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is the frontrunner in the GOP presidential race. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson have raked in the cash from big and small donors, respectively, but only Ted Cruz has both a strong and balanced appeal. At this point in the presidential race, the money a candidate has raised, and from whom, may be a stronger indicator of longevity than his or her position in the “horse race” polls. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry had a rich super PAC, but his lack...
  • Campaign conventional wisdom proves ignorant

    11/05/2015 8:26:52 PM PST · by TBP · 2 replies
    The Times of Washington ^ | November 15, 2015 | Victor Davis Hansen
    The current presidential campaign is blowing up lots of political myths. The Republican field is far more diverse, although the candidates see their ethnicity as incidental rather than essential, in bumper-sticker fashion, to their personas. The candidates include the young (44-year-old Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio), the ethnically diverse (Mr. Cruz, Mr. Jindal, Mr. Rubio and Ben Carson), and successful outsiders who do not have political backgrounds (Mr. Carson, Mr. Trump and Carly Fiorina). In contrast, the Democrat candidates appear far older, are all white, and are all political has-beens. Multimillionaire Hillary Rodham Clinton alone boasts of her...