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  • Controversial Clinton ally trashed 'alcoholic' John Boehner in emails to Hillary

    09/01/2015 1:31:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9-1-15 | Hunter Walker
    Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime Hillary Clinton friend who was an unofficial adviser while she was secretary of state, is trailed by reporters as he takes a lunch break from being deposed in private session of the House Select Committee on Benghazi at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 16, 2015. A new batch of messages from Hillary Clinton's private email account that was released on Monday evening shows she received advice about political strategy from her controversial confidante Sidney Blumenthal in the leadup to the 2010 midterm elections. Blumenthal's suggestions focused on attacking Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio). Boehner became speaker...
  • Clinton Campaign On Alert For Undercover Conservative Sting

    08/21/2015 1:41:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Time.com ^ | 8/21/2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Dirty tricks alleged as the campaign heats up Hillary Clinton’s campaign offices around the country have been put on alert after at least two women approached Iowa staff under the guise of being supporters in an apparent effort to catch the campaign engaging in improper or illegal activity, a Clinton campaign official said. The motivations of the women is not known, but their alleged techniques match those of Project Veritas, the conservative group run by James O’Keefe, which specializes in undercover stings meant to embarrass liberal groups and politicians. The group declined to comment on the Clinton campaign’s allegations. “Project...
  • Ted Cruz's plan to win back the anti-establishment vote

    08/21/2015 7:49:18 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/15 | Katie Glueck
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Ted Cruz has quietly embarked on a strategy designed to reclaim the mantle of the anti-establishment presidential candidate, methodically scoring endorsements, locking down the support of hardliner activists and creating an extensive grassroots network, even as Donald Trump keeps a firm grip on the title for now. The Texas senator and his wife, Heidi, have spent months courting Iowa activists over dinners, women’s lunches and meet-ups at conservative confabs. He plans to name a pastor to run point on faith engagement in all of Iowa’s 99 counties. His efforts in the South are aided by grassroots...
  • Trump Town Hall in New Hampshire [Live Thread]

    08/19/2015 4:08:28 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 235 replies
    August 19, 2015 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Trump will be holding a Town Hall in New Hampshire. Among issues anticipated to be asked of Trump will be immigration, social security, ISIS, etc.
  • Trump willing to spend $1 billion on presidential bid

    08/16/2015 7:32:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/15/2015 | By REENA FLORES
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump certainly has enough money to pay for his presidential bid -- and he's willing to foot the whole bill, even if it costs him a billion dollars. When a reporter asked Trump, just outside the Iowa State Fair grounds on Saturday, if he would throw a billion of his own money into the campaign, he answered without hesitation. "I would do that, yeah," Trump responded. "If I had to." And in answer to a question about his campaign's budget, Trump said that it was "irrelevant." "You saw I make $400 million a year," Trump replied,...
  • Rauner Appoints ‘Rooftop Pastor’ To Illinois Tollway Board

    08/11/2015 10:07:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 17, 2015 | CBS Chicago
    (CBS) – Corey Brooks, the “Rooftop Pastor” from Chicago’s South Side who endorsed Republican Bruce Rauner for governor, now has a paid appointed position with the Rauner administration.Gov. Rauner’s office on Friday announced Brooks, senior pastor at New Beginnings Church, will be a director on the Illinois Tollway Board, the Downers Grove-based authority that controls toll roads.Brooks was among a group of African-American religious leaders in Chicago who backed Rauner, a wealthy businessman, over incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn, saying Democrats had taken black political support for granted.The tollway appointment would seem an odd fit for Brooks, a social crusader who...
  • Rick Perry's Campaign Looks Like It Might Be Ending Soon

    08/11/2015 9:42:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/11/2015 | Katie Pavlitch
    Apparently Rick Perry's performance at the first GOP debate last week wasn't enough to keep donors writing checks. Perry, who debated in the 5 p.m. Fox News debate after missing the primetime cutoff, has apparently stopped paying campaign staffers in key early states and at campaign headquarters. From the Washington Post:Former Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign is no longer paying its staff because fundraising has dried up, while his cash-flush allied super PAC is preparing to expand its political operation to compensate for the campaign's shortcomings, campaign and super PAC officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation...
  • Rick Perry stops paying all of his staff as fundraising dries up

    08/10/2015 8:40:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 105 replies
    WashPost ^ | 8-10-2015 | By Philip Rucker, Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune and Dan Balz
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign is no longer paying its staff because fundraising has dried up, while his cash-flush allied super PAC is preparing to expand its political operation to compensate for the campaign's shortcomings, campaign and super PAC officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation said late Monday. Perry, who has struggled to gain traction in his second presidential run, has stopped paying his staff at the national headquarters in Austin as well as in the early caucus and primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, according to a Republican familiar with the Perry...
  • Ted Cruz Says Campaign Contributions Skyrocketed After Debate

    08/10/2015 1:18:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 94 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | August 10, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    While most of the media attention after last week’s GOP presidential debate has been focused on Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz has seen a huge jump in his poll numbers, and apparently an explosion in campaign contributions since he took the stage. Check it out! I’d say 225,000 contributions with an average contribution of $68 is quite impressive. It’s important to note that a lot of these contributions are coming from ordinary Americans, making this a true grassroots effort, rather than bowing to the will of corporations in order to get funding. One of the reasons people seem to be...
  • CNN Has PMS Attack over Blood (whatever) Comment to Megyn Kelly

    08/08/2015 2:19:17 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 83 replies
    08-08- | STE=Q
    Donald trump in a CNN interview had the temerity to smack down the talking vagina that is Megyn Kelly after she -- basically -- accused him of being a misogynist: a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women. This is how Megyn Kelly began her non-question, question: "You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” “Only Rosie O’Donnell,” Retorted Trump. “No, it wasn’t,” Argued Megyn -- without anything to backup her assertion -- “Does that sound like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?” So let me get this...
  • Following the Money – Campaign Moves, The CoC/Wall Street Roadmap, and Candidate Expectations…

    08/08/2015 5:54:43 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-8-2015 | sundance
    Many people are wondering how it’s possible to track the CoC/Wall Street Jeb Bush election strategy, outlined here. While I usually don’t post these types of research material links (it can get rather wonky), perhaps this will assist readers in understanding what leads to our road-map. Since the advent of the Citizens United decision, the GOPe affiliates have used Super-Pacs to fund political candidates. Unfortunately, this means you don’t get to see the actual donors to those PAC’s – which means there’s an additional curtain to the donor. The development of, and refinement of, this strategy (which took place in...
  • Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all 2016 campaign cash

    08/01/2015 6:44:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    AP The Big Story ^ | 08/01/2015 | By JULIE BYKOWICZ and JACK GILLUM
    It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks. One check, from one donor, topped those results. New York hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer's $11 million gift to a group backing the Texas Republican's White House bid put him atop a tiny group of millionaires and billionaires whose contributions already dwarf those made by the tens of thousands of people who have given to their favorite presidential candidate. An Associated Press analysis...
  • Desperation: Trump opponents float a 25 year old rape allegation by his ex

    07/28/2015 6:43:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Trump Circus has just become "R" rated as the Daily Beast has published a 25 year old allegation of rape by Trump's ex wife Ivana. The article quotes a graphic description of the "rape" from the 1993 book  Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump. American Thinker being a family website, we will not reproduce any of the account here. Besides, we're not in the business of spreading falsehoods, except to violently criticize them. That said, Michael Cohen, Trump's Special Counsel at The Trump Organization, had some interesting comments for the Daily Beast reporters who wrote the hit...
  • Prohibited: Rep Grayson Conducted Campaign Interview From Official Office

    07/20/2015 9:49:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 20, 2015 1:20 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson’s decision to partake in an interview about his Senate candidacy may have violated congressional ethics rules, according to experts on the matter. On the morning Grayson announced that he would enter the Florida Democratic primary for Senate, the Orlando congressman conducted a campaign-related interview from a computer in his congressional office. The online video interview, which aired July 9 on Huffington Post Live, focused on Grayson’s decision to enter the Florida Senate race. Engaging in campaign activity—including interviews—within an official office is prohibited, according to former in-house counsel and ethics adviser to senior members of House...
  • [Vanity] Am I the Only One?

    07/19/2015 6:54:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 60 replies
    My memory | Today | Me
    Am I the only one who has noticed that Donald Trump stole Ronald Reagan's c campaign slogan from 1980?
  • Scott Walker: End the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party

    07/19/2015 1:02:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-19-15 | Michael Walsh
    Scott Walker, along with Ted Cruz and perhaps a handful of others on the Right, understands the pernicious nature of the kind of “bipartisanship” that has give us the likes of Poppy and W. Bush, and is currently exemplified in the current entitled scion, Jeb. It’s a terrible, undemocratic idea: The town hall attendee asked for the microphone to pose this question to newly announced presidential candidate Scott Walker: Americans are fed up with the partisan gridlock in Washington, so what would he do as president to “end the partisanship and parochialism that is really stifling this great country”? Walker...
  • Playboy Interview: Donald Trump (good & bad)

    07/19/2015 7:43:44 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 19 replies
    Playboy.com ^ | October 2004 | David Hochman
    ...What kind of son were you? Were you rebellious? I was very bad. That’s why my parents sent me to a military academy..... Is it true that you’ve never had a glass of alcohol? I’ve never had drugs and never had alcohol and never had a cup of coffee.... Do you think Trump Tower and your other buildings will bear your name a hundred years from now? No, I don’t think so. Why? I don’t think any building will be here—and unless we have some very smart people ruling it, the world will not be the same place in a...
  • Scott Walker Is Starting His Road to the White House in a Winnebago

    07/19/2015 12:48:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7-18-15 | Jordyn Phelps
    On his first trip to Iowa as the fresh face of the Republican presidential field, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been putting the pedal to the metal, crisscrossing the Hawkeye State’s corn field-lined interstates in a souped-up Winnebago RV with a goal of hitting all 99 counties before voters here cast the nation’s first votes in the presidential nominating process. Since arriving in Iowa Friday -- the final stop of his whirlwind five-state, 16-city campaign kickoff tour -- it has been abundantly clear that Iowa is the key to Walker’s White House hopes. ~snip~ While campaigning this week, he has...
  • Party of big money update: guess who raised more than Jeb Bush?

    07/10/2015 2:19:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/10/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I wasn’t expecting too many real surprises out of the quarterly fundraising numbers for the various presidential campaigns and if you only look at the top line results, there really weren’t many. Fiorina’s numbers were disappointingly low, but that’s not so much “shocking” as sad. Hillary’s direct contributions are well on the way to her first billion which was also not much of an eye opener. But as I glanced through the rest of the bullet items in NBC’s First Read this morning, there was one thing which jumped out at me. With the July 15 reporting deadline coming...
  • Hillary's Floundering Campaign

    07/09/2015 5:08:21 PM PDT · by Rumplemeyer · 32 replies
    Rumplemeyer
    My question: Hillary raises hundreds of millions of campaign dollars and is forced out of the election for what ever reason. Could she donate those campaign dollars to charity, namely the Clinton Foundation or some PAC controlled by her and her family?
  • With Mega-Donor’s Technology, Cruz Campaign Promises to Turn Out More GOP Voters than Ever Before

    07/08/2015 4:48:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/08/2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Texas senator Ted Cruz has been called the Republican Barack Obama, and he is, indeed a young and brilliant conservative voice who’s taken Washington by storm since his election in 2012. But the similarities don’t end there. In his quest for the presidency, Cruz is now looking to co-opt the tactic most credited with helping Obama win the White House in 2008 and 2012: Data analysis. The Cruz campaign hopes it can harness and build upon Team Obama’s famed ability to target and turn out voters in a nationwide race. In 2012, Obama’s campaign won reelection by upending the turnout...
  • Why I'm Enjoying Trump's Candidacy So Much (Vanity)

    07/01/2015 6:18:30 PM PDT · by JewishRighter · 36 replies
    Vanity | July 1, 2015 | JewishRighter
    I finally figured out just exactly why I'm enjoying Donald Trump's Presidential campaign so much, even though I don't particularly think very well of him or his politics. It is best illustrated by a fantastic clip from the Jim Carrey film Liar, Liar. For the uninitiated, the film is about a divorced lawyer with an adorable little boy who he constantly disappoints by not showing up when he promises and other letdowns due to Carrey's penchant for lying. The boy makes a birthday wish that his father would have to tell the truth and it works. Cut now to the...
  • Hillary Clinton charged the Boys and Girls Club a massive fee to speak at a luncheon

    06/17/2015 7:32:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/17/2015 | By FRANCESCA CHAMBERS, WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    * The $200,000 honorarium was the largest the Long Beach, California, organization had ever paid a public figure for an appearance * Normally, speakers donate much of that money back to the small, non-profit that has an annual operating budget of just $3 million * Former secretary of state redirected her check to the Clinton Foundation - which spends $8.1 million a year on travel alone * In 2007, when Bill Clinton headlined the event, he charged the group $150,000 and kept the money for himself ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hillary Clinton reportedly charged a Boys and Girls Club chapter $200,000 for an...
  • Daily Mail Reporter David Martosko Barred from THIRD Clinton Campaign Event: Offensive, Unacceptable

    06/16/2015 9:44:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-16-2015 | Caleb Park
    A political reporter for The Daily Mail told The Kelly File that he was barred from a third Hillary Clinton campaign event in New Hampshire. It was a story reported by Megan Kelly. "This is the one thing she doesn't get to control,” said Megyn Kelly. The latest incident happened Monday night at the Manchester City Democratic Committee’s Flag Day Dinner, according to David Martosko, the Mail’s U.S. political editor SNIP--- "I was embarrassed, as a journalist to see how many journalists reported on Saturday only what the Clinton campaign wanted them to,” he added. "We have a duty to...
  • Clinton spokeswoman: Hillary’s having trouble connecting because she’s such a complete unknown

    06/12/2015 5:47:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/15 | Robert Laurie
    Time to launch the campaign - yet again. Hillary Clinton has been in or around the political spotlight for almost five decades. Obviously, her public persona shifted into high gear back in the ‘90’s, and she’s maintained that breakneck pace ever since. She’s been an Attorney General’s wife, a Governor’s wife, a First Lady, a Senator, and a Secretary of State. At this point, there’s virtually nothing we don’t know about her. ...And some people have suggested that familiarity is hurting her chances in 2016. However, those people are, apparently, wrong. If you think you know who Mrs. Clinton is...
  • Hillary comes out of the shadows

    06/10/2015 1:04:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 10, 2015 | Jules Witcover
    WASHINGTON -- The long reintroduction of Hillary Clinton to the American public as a presidential candidate is getting to look like the coming-out of a wealthy and spoiled debutante. It began with a series of small, informal tea dances in the first 2016 caucus state of Iowa. She eschewed the customary swanky limousine for a luxury van, rolling into several small towns for cozy meetings with the "everyday Americans" to chat with and listen to them. Preferring that she not to be distracted by the presence and ears of pesky reporters, the newly declared candidate essentially barred them and sloughed...
  • West New York mayor accepted $250K in bribes in medical kickback scheme (DEMOCRAT)

    06/10/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | June 10, 2015 | Christopher Baxter
    West New York mayor accepted $250K in bribes in medical kickback scheme West New York Mayor Felix Roque was indicted Tuesday on charges he accepted approximately $250,000 in bribes in return for referring patients to a medical imaging company, state authorities said. Christopher Baxter updated June 10, 2015 at 7:06 AM TRENTON — The mayor of West New York, Felix Roque, was indicted Tuesday for accepting approximately $250,000 in bribes in return for referring patients to a medical imaging company whose owner has admitted running a massive kickback scheme, state authorities said. From 2007 to 2012, Roque, 59, a Democrat...
  • Hillary takes 'everyday Americans' campaign to trial lawyers' $11.4 MILLION Dallas home...

    06/04/2015 2:35:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/04/15 | David Martosko
    Hillary takes 'everyday Americans' campaign to trial lawyers' $11.4 MILLION Dallas home for $2,700-per-plate fundraiser whose hostess donated to Democrats after infamous Clinton 'White House coffees' Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has said she ants her second presidential campaign to position her as a champion for 'everyday Americans.' But her two-day fundraising swing through Texas included a Wednesday dinner event at a $11.4 million home in the most exclusive corner of Dallas. The home of prolific Democratic donors Frank and Debbie Branson boasts nearly 10,000 square feet of living space, about 13 times the size of a typical one-bedroom...
  • Evidence mounts that Hillary's campaign in crisis: Humiliating failure the MSM won't report

    06/02/2015 7:55:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Face it MSM:  the Hillary Clinton campaign is an Edsel, unsalable because she is unappealing and untrustworthy. But the media will not report it this way until there is  a viable alternative in sight for the Dems. O’Malley can’t exactly promise to do for America what he has done for Baltimore, and Bernie Sanders would land a solid nd enthusiastic 20% of the vote, the percentage of the electorate that is actually hard left. The latest very telling sign of how serious the crisis is for Hillary comes from The New York Post’s Page Six: Hillary Clinton had trouble attracting...
  • Condescending Hillary Clinton tells autograph-seeker to 'go to the back of the line'

    06/02/2015 2:33:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/01/15
    Condescending Hillary Clinton tells autograph-seeker to 'go to the back of the line' on campaign trail in New Hampshire Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may be busy with retail politcs on the campaign trail but she expects that her supporters have time to wait in line to get her autograph. The former Secretary of State greeted fans outside an event at the Smuttynose Brewey in Hampton, New Hampshire, when she was approached by a woman asking for her signature on what appeared to be a photo of Clinton.. 'Go to the end of the line,' the candidate informs the woman, who...
  • Cruz has Mass. appeal during campaign stop

    05/31/2015 8:44:18 AM PDT · by TimPatriot · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/31/2015 | Lindsay Kalter
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz drew raucous cheers yesterday from a crowd of hundreds of Bay State voters gathered at the Andover home of state Rep. Jim Lyons, where the presidential hopeful took shots at presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Obama. And while his jabs at Clinton and Obama were met with cheers from the crowd, Cruz’s opening line may have generated the most enthusiastic hollers: “Tom Brady was framed ... and I have it on good authority that Hillary Clinton did it.” The heavy turnout at Lyons’ Highvale Lane home, where some were turned away at the door...
  • Grayson's (RAT-FL) fiery comments put possible Senate campaign in spotlight

    05/25/2015 5:02:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 5/22/15 | Scott Powers
    In the past three weeks, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando has been on a verbal tear.. He has cussed out journalists for asking about his girlfriend's political ambitions and offshore investment funds, blasted the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as "out-of-touch party bosses sipping cognac in a smoke-filled room" and called his ex-wife a gold digger. Such firebrand comments have been typical of his career. Now they have opened the potential for a bloody U.S. Senate primary fight next year with moderate U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter, who has quickly wrapped up endorsements from almost all of the party's...
  • Cruz for President Announces Wendy Day Michigan State Director

    05/22/2015 1:50:31 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 56 replies
    tedcruz.org ^ | 05/22/15 | Cruz for President
    HOUSTON, Texas – Continuing to build a robust national and Michigan organization, Cruz for President today named Wendy Day, the current Vice Chair of the Michigan Republican Party and Liberty movement leader, as the Michigan State Director for the Cruz for President Campaign. “Wendy is a great fit because she is no stranger to grassroots politics at every level,” said Ted Cruz. “Her influence in the Great Lake State and commitment to freedom make her a valued member of our team.” Wendy is one of the most respected, hardworking grassroots leaders Michigan has seen, said Cruz State Chairman Saul Anuzis....
  • Hillary Clinton's brothers could cause major problems for her presidential campaign

    05/16/2015 8:44:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 5/16/15 | Colin Campbell
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's two brothers, Tony and Hugh Rodham, could be a problem for her presidential campaign. Over the years, the pair have been at the center of multiple controversies for their business dealings and Republicans are already using them to attack Clinton. One aide for a rival 2016 campaign aide told Business Insider Clinton's brothers will definitely cause issues for her White House bid. "Will they be a problem? Yes. They underscore everything that people fear and hate about the Clintons," the aide said. "They're essentially the id of Bill and Hillary Clinton. A bunch of...
  • 9th Circuit Court's Democratic Campaign Contribution

    05/07/2015 3:09:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/7/15 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a gift to the Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate campaign, allowing Ms. Harris to collect confidential taxpayer information about donors to charities and nonprofit advocacy organizations, all without probable cause and a warrant. The leftwing Harris is currently California’s Attorney General, and is touted by some as “the next Barack Obama.” She also is the state’s top charity regulator. The court said she may collect names of top donors to all charities and nonprofit advocacy organizations for “law enforcement” reasons even without a hint of lawbreaking. This will undoubtedly intimidate nonprofit critics...
  • Firm Co-Founded By Hillary’s Campaign Chair Lobbies For Russia’s Uranium One

    04/29/2015 8:52:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/15 | Chuck Ross
    Chalk it up to a small world or to a tangled web, but Uranium One, the Russian-owned uranium mining company at the center of a recent scandal involving the Clintons and a close Canadian business partner, has lobbied the State Department through a firm co-founded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman. Senate records show that The Podesta Group has lobbied the State Department on behalf of Uranium One — once in 2012, when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, and once in 2015. Uranium One paid The Podesta Group $40,000 to lobby the State Department, the Senate, the National...
  • Here Are All Seven Media Questions Hillary Clinton Has Answered During Her Campaign

    04/28/2015 6:46:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | 4-28-15 | Zach C. Cohen
    The Democratic front-runner has largely ignored journalists in the first two weeks of her presidential run, instead speaking directly to voters When the press corps comically sprinted across an Iowa lawn in pursuit of Hillary Clinton's van, they weren't just hoping to catch a glimpse of the most-likely Democratic presidential nominee. They were hoping to ask Clinton questions, and—in the dream scenario—get an answer. Those answers, however, have been few and far between. Despite being bombarded with press questions at every chance, Clinton has only personally answered seven inquiries since formally launching her campaign April 12. Instead, she has spoken...
  • Behold the Hillary Clinton arsenal of nods (humor)

    04/28/2015 6:33:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-28-15 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton has been struggling to interact with everyday Americans on her campaign listening tour, not least because she has a hard time relating to people who have never met a sultan or run a mining business in an authoritarian country. However, she has displayed considerable political and physical skill throughout these interactions, and her opponents would be wise to take note. In addition to her soothing, naturally human laugh, Hillary’s ability to deploy what is commonly known as the “head nod” at crucial moments while pretending to care about normal Americans is nothing short of impressive. Her arsenal of...
  • New York Times: Ted Cruz just held a campaign event at the home of two gay businessmen, you know

    04/23/2015 7:06:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | AllahPundit
    This NYT story, an obvious attempt at a gotcha that’ll damage Cruz among his base, will do more damage to the two businessmen within their own circle of allies, I suspect. It’s one thing for Ted Cruz, social conservative, to socialize with gay friends. It’s another for gays to socialize with — gasp — Ted Cruz, social conservative. During the gathering, according to two attendees, Mr. Cruz said he would have no problem if one of his daughters was gay. He did not mention his opposition to same-sex marriage, saying only that marriage is an issue that should be...
  • Hillary's back in first class at end of New Hampshire campaign trip where she railed against the ric

    04/21/2015 6:32:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/21/15 | David Martosko
    Hillary's back in first class at end of New Hampshire campaign trip where she railed against the rich - after 80mph race to BOSTON to catch flight with elite seats Hillary Clinton ended her whirlwind New Hampshire campaign swing on Tuesday afternoon in another state entirely, taking taxpayers for an 80 miles-per-hour ride all the way to Boston - to catch a flight with first class seats. **SNIP** After a carefully managed morning event at a community college near the state capitol, Clinton held two private meetings, and then bolted to Boston at speeds 25 mph over the limit posted...
  • Hillary Clinton's sneakily brilliant launch

    04/18/2015 5:40:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/18/2015 | Martha Pease
    This week, Hillary Clinton surprised the world yet again — not with the official launch of her campaign but for the unconventional way she did it. She sure pushed the envelope. With her video, new logo and road trip, she opened a long communications campaign not only to "rebrand" herself but to completely reframe who she is, what she stands for and how she intends to run. We'll find out over the next year and a half whether it will work. Many in the press and on late-night television scratched their heads this week; others were scathing. Ruth Marcus --...
  • There are some intense procedures for having coffee with Hillary Clinton

    04/18/2015 10:15:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2015 | Hunter Walker
    In the first week of her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton and her team sought to have a "grassroots" effort with a road trip to Iowa, where she focused on small, intimate roundtables with voters. But it takes extensive planning and cloak-and-dagger maneuvering to stage simple events for a former first lady and Democratic front-runner, who has a Secret Service detail and media circus following her every move. Clinton started the final day of her first campaign trail trip on Thursday by having coffee with a group of five local leaders in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Business Insider spoke with most of...
  • Marco Rubio: the 2016 presidential campaign's $40 million man

    04/18/2015 6:19:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/18/2015 | MICHELLE CONLIN
    Less than a week after announcing his 2016 campaign for president, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida doesn't need to worry about money. It's as good as in the bank. "Marco Rubio will have the resources necessary to run a first-class campaign, that’s already been determined," said billionaire Florida auto dealer Norman Braman, a former Jeb Bush supporter who is now one of Rubio's highest-silhouette donors. Annandale Capital founder George Seay, who is hosting a Rubio fundraiser with the moneyed Dallas elite at his 7,000-square-foot, seven-bath home on Tuesday, said: "Marco has had zero trouble raising money." At least seven...
  • The Rise of Rubio

    04/17/2015 7:18:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-17-15 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Miami Five days before he would take the biggest step of his young political career, Marco Rubio called Bernie Navarro, a Miami real estate investor, to ask for a favor. Rubio wanted to have a small, low-key gathering to thank friends and family before his official announcement the next day, and he needed someone to host it. Navarro, like Rubio the son of Cuban exiles, asked permission from his wife. Although she had denied his repeated requests to host a Super Bowl party, there was no hesitation in approving this one. At dusk on a steamy Sunday evening, Rubio, wearing...
  • Hillary’s immigrant grandparents: a dash of Tuzla? [The return of the fabulist]

    04/16/2015 7:21:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    You know the old saying: You can fly the candidate into Tuzla with her daughter under a hail of non-existent sniper fire, but you can’t take the Tuzla out of the candidate. Perhaps sensing that she needs a resumé enhancement, Hillary Clinton returned to fabulism on the campaign trail eight years after the Tuzla Dash, telling Iowans that all of her grandparents came to the US as immigrants. As BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski painstakingly details, she’s only 25% correct. Kaczynski picked up on this part of her stump speech about just plain folks working, emphasis mine: We are turning down...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Campaign staff recruited and DROVE 'everyday' Iowans to Hillary's first campaign stop

    04/15/2015 1:02:22 PM PDT · by Raebie · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2015 | David Martsoko
    Hillary Clinton's astroturf candidacy is in full swing in Iowa. Her Tuesday morning visit to a coffee shop in LeClaire, Iowa was staged from beginning to end, according to Austin Bird, one of the men pictured sitting at the table with Mrs. Clinton. Bird told Daily Mail Online that campaign staffer Troy Price called and asked him and two other young people to meet him Tuesday morning at a restaurant in Davenport, a nearby city. Price then drove them to the coffee house to meet Clinton after vetting them for about a half-hour. The three got the lion's share of...
  • Walker: Hillary Does Well Only When People 'Feel Sympathetic

    04/15/2015 8:24:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 15, 2015 | Michael Warren
    ".....Back in 1999, Walker was a 31-year-old state assemblyman, while Clinton was preparing to run for the U.S. Senate in New York as a Democrat. In January of that year, the future Badger State governor called into Bob and Brian, a popular morning radio talk show based in Milwaukee and heard throughout the state. Among Walker's comments about the state and national political news was his assessment of Clinton's political assets and liabilities. "Her poll numbers do very, very well when she’s not talking about much and when, quite frankly, when people feel a bit sympathetic for her having to...
  • Reporters Outnumber Voters as Hillary Clinton Opens Campaign in Iowa

    04/14/2015 3:25:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    National Journal ^ | 4-14-15 | Emily Schultheis
    April 14, 2015 MONTICELLO, Iowa—Hillary Clinton may have been speaking to just 22 people here at her Iowa kickoff event, but the now-official 2016 candidate was looking far beyond the voters in the room when she outlined in the clearest terms yet the rationale for her campaign. "A lot of people in the last few days have asked me, 'Why do you want to do this?' and 'What motivates you?'" Clinton said at the event. "And I've thought a lot about it, and I guess the short answer is, I've been fighting for children and families my entire life. ......
  • Inside Hillary's 'Very Luxurious' Van: A Bed, TV, and Lots of Leather

    04/14/2015 3:19:48 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-14-15 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton has arrived at her first campaign stop, completing the 965 mile trip from Chappaqua, New York to Le Claire, Iowa in about two days time. Her choice of transportation? A Secret Service owned and operated van. The van, however, isn't an everyday minivan or even a full-sized van. It's a luxury vehicle outiftted with top amenities. Specifically: It's a limited edition Chevrolet Express van upfitted with a Limited SE packed by Explorer Vans company "It's very luxurious," a salesman who helped deliver this vehicle tells me on the phone. "I'd rank it up there with the best." The...
  • Daily Beast Column: Meet Ted Cruz’s Tax-Dodging Sugar Daddy

    04/14/2015 11:50:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/14/2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    Cruz rails against ‘crony capitalism’—and counts a CEO under investigation for unpaid billions in taxes as a mega-donor. Awwwwwkward. Hedge fund CEO Robert Mercer is all in for the conservative Texas Republican Ted Cruz, and the billionaire will have unusually substantial influence in how his contributions get spent. But the billionaire also has some baggage—like, the avoiding billions in taxes kind of baggage. His alleged failure to pay those taxes led to substantial congressional scrutiny in 2014—and it’s not clear the investigation is over. This, and some of Mercer’s side projects, could present interesting challenges for Cruz’s campaign. Especially since...