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  • Huma Abedin Campaigns For Clinton In Muslim Community

    08/26/2016 2:02:34 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    DML DennisMichaelLynch ^ | 8/26/16 | Team DML
    DEARBORN Huma Abedin, vice chair for the Hillary for America campaign, met with Arab and Muslim American leaders on Aug. 11, to discuss issues that matter to the community. Community representatives included heads of organizations, small business owners, doctors, lawyers and other professions. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) and the retired dean of Congress, John Dingell, were also present at the discussion at Habibs Cuisine. Abedin was joined by Farooq Mitha, national director of Muslim Outreach for Hillary for America. Abedin praised the Muslim and Arab American communities for their political engagement. She highlighted the contrasts between Clinton and...
  • Embarrassing: WashPost Writes Clinton 'Allegedly Cheated on His Wife'

    08/21/2016 1:08:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 21, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine has two cover stories, one for Bill Clinton and one (if you turn it upside down on the other side) for Melania Trump. As expected, Bill Clinton is going to get a gushier treatment. Post writer Neely Tucker is so tender to the president that he mangles a fact, and the copy editors (also tender hearts) allowed it. “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler will not be assigned to this story. Tucker wrote, “He allegedly cheated on his wife, repeatedly, even in the Oval Office, and with a young woman who wasn’t that much older than their daughter.”This...
  • Chris Matthews Outraged Over Trump Saying Hillary Founded ISIS; Said Cheney 'Created ISIS' in 2014

    08/14/2016 4:31:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 14, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Chris Matthews is scandalized that Donald Trump would call Hillary Clinton (or Barack Obama) the "founder of ISIS." On Friday night, after all the controversy, Matthews said "You know, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this." That's not true. Two years ago, on September 10, 2014, after a presidential address announcing the United States would commence bombing raids on ISIS, as we documented at the time, Matthews insisted his hate object Dick Cheney (pronounce it "Chee-ney") "created al-Qaeda" and "created ISIS." "Please do not listen to Dick Cheney," Matthews advised Obama. "He's the one that created al-Qaeda...
  • Reporters Raucously Applaud Hillary, Softball Questions to Her at Their Own Conference

    08/07/2016 8:27:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 5, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    Showing how much the liberal media is in the tank for Hillary Clinton in this election, reporters at the joint conference of National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists on Friday afternoon wildly applauded Clinton’s far-left answers to a slew of softball questions about immigration, the electorate, and even whether she has any black friends. The gathered journalists had already given Clinton a friendly reception during her speech before NBC’s Kristen Welker and Telemundo’s Lori Montenegro came out to moderate the question and answer session (not to be confused with the press conferences she’s avoided for...
  • Relax: A moment in time doesnt determine what will happen in November

    08/07/2016 7:37:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/16 | Herman Cain
    Stay focused Presidential campaigns have very high points, very low points and lots of slogging in between. I can certainly tell you about that. And the past week saw more than a few rough spots for Donald Trump, whose failure to be measured in the things he said gave his media enemies the perfect excuse to paint him as erratic and out of control. And as Rob told you on Wednesday, this led to media speculation that the Republican Party might be discussing a Plan B in the event Trump himself decided to drop out of the race.
  • The Pivot: Four Things Trump Must Do Post-Convention

    08/01/2016 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    All the pomp and circumstance has passed. The balloons have fallen, and the conventions are over and through. Expect to see a bounce for Secretary Clinton that essentially wipes away the bump Donald Trump received in the hours and days following his Cleveland closeout. Yes, now is the time in the presidential election cycle for the proverbial pivot - the shift to full campaign mode in which each side bunkers down and prepares for the onslaught of war. The team that makes the fewest mistakes in this episode wins.I love these times. They test the political mettle of a candidate....
  • Don't Buy the Media Labels on Tim Kaine: 'Centrist' or 'Devout Catholic'

    07/23/2016 12:47:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 23, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Hillary Clinton's selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) as her running mate is already creating one distortion of reality: that Kaine is somehow a "centrist." His American Conservative Union rating score in his first three years in the Senate is 0.00. But here was The Wall Street Journal opening up its coverage tonight: The other distortion is any journalist touting Kaine as a "devout Catholic" or "traditional Catholic" without noting it would be more accurate to call him a devout and traditional Democrat. A "devout" believer in the church would champion in public its pro-life stance and its opposition to...
  • MSNBCs Mika Brzezinski Smugly Predicts Hillary Will Slaughter Trump

    07/21/2016 9:29:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 21, 2016 | Samantha Cohen
    Thursday on Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski made a prediction about the presidential debates forthcoming this fall: Hillary Clinton will “slaughter” Donald Trump. The liberal host said this only moments after she expressed desire for a “nice, peaceful convention” for Democrats next week in Philadelphia, contrasted with the current Republican convention in Cleveland that she believes has been consumed with “horrible, despicable things.” Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd began with a prediction of his own, that the DNC in Philadelphia is going to be “boring” and wondered what the Clinton folks are going to do “to make a little...
  • Gingrich: Adelson signal is big for Trump

    05/13/2016 1:55:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    The decision by Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to endorse Donald Trump could have huge implications for the presumptive presidential nominee's ability to raise money, Newt Gingrich says.
  • Donald J. Trump Response to Cruz and Kasich Campaigns

    04/24/2016 10:13:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 212 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | 4-24-2016 | Donald J. Trump
    <p>Senator Cruz has done very poorly and after his New York performance, which was a total disaster, he is in free fall and as everyone has seen, he does not react well under pressure. Also, approximately 80% of the Republican Party is against him. Governor Kasich, who has only won 1 state out of 41, in other words, he is 1 for 41 and he is not even doing as well as other candidates who could have stubbornly stayed in the race like him but chose not to do so. Marco Rubio, as an example, has more delegates than Kasich and yet suspended his campaign one month ago. Others, likewise, have done much better than Kasich, who would get slaughtered by Hillary Clinton once the negative ads against him begin. 85% of Republican voters are against Kasich.</p>
  • Jersey man faces possible jail time for Trump flag

    04/09/2016 11:55:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 9, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Trump supporters frequently comment on how it can be dangerous to publicly support their candidate, with threats of retaliation and public harassment following such proclamations. But the one thing you don’t generally hear about is people being tossed in jail for it. That may wind up being the case in New Jersey, however, where one man has been issued a summons for flying a “Make America Great Again” flag over his home. Failure to remove it could result in a hefty fine or a stretch in the hoosegow. (Reuters) Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump appears to have a passionate supporter...
  • Barbra Streisand Lectures: 'It Is Time We Grew Up as a Nation' and Elected Hillary

    03/29/2016 2:15:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 29, 2016 | Melissa Mullins
    Singer, actress and liberal activist Barbara Streisand is trying to play the “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar” gender card on behalf of her pal and Democratic presidential front-runner, Hillary Clinton. Streisand recently penned an op-ed in The Huffington Post last week, and how Clinton faces “outright sexism” in the presidential race. Very original. We haven’t heard that one before. She starts with the question, “Why is it that today even a woman as impressive as Hillary Clinton is judged not by her merits and extensive resume alone, but held to a pernicious double standard?” She writes that 22 years...
  • Vote Early, Vote Foolish

    03/15/2016 1:13:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    <p>ON TUESDAY EVENING, presidential primary votes will be counted in five important states: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio. But in just one of those states will March 15 actually be the day of the primary election. Missouri has resisted the early-voting fad; it is one of only 13 states in which voters do not have the option of casting a ballot weeks before Election Day. Which means that when Missourians vote, there is one thing they know for sure: Their ballot will count.</p>
  • Trump Photo Caption: Chicago Rally Cancelled Because 'His Supporters Became Violent'

    03/14/2016 7:46:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 14, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Layers of editors and fact-checkers at the Columbus (OH) Dispatchand others involved in its production "somehow" failed to detect the creation of an obviously false caption to a campaign rally photo of Donald Trump taken by a St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer. The photo, taken on Friday at Trump's St. Louis appearance by the Post-Dispatch's David Carson, had the following caption, apparently added surreptitiously, when it appeared in print at theColumbus Dispatch: "Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in St. Louis. He was scheduled to go to Chicago for a rally, but canceled as his supporters became violent." If any press...
  • It Is ILLEGAL To Protest At Campaign Rallies (H.R. 347, Signed by Obama Feb. 2012)

    03/13/2016 12:49:36 PM PDT · by usconservative · 125 replies
    GovTrack.US ^ | 3/13/2016 | USConservative
    According to H.R. 347 (signed into law by Barack Hussein Obama in February, 2012) it is ILLEGAL under CURRENT FEDERAL to protest of any type, in an area under protection by the U.S. Secret Service. Because Donald Trump is under Secret Service Protection (as is Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders) and has been since November of 2015, it is a FEDERAL CRIME to protest at campaign rallies, and is in fact, punishable by imprisonment. Free Speech isn't covered at ANY Trump, Clinton, Sanders (or Cruz, Rubio, Kasich) rally because protests are considered to be "knowingly impeding or disrupting the orderly conduct...
  • ABC Chided Rubio for Getting Ugly, Now Thinks Hes Too Mild

    03/11/2016 1:32:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 11, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    It seems that Marco Rubio simply can’t win when it comes to ABC. Back in February, Good Morning America derided the “ugly” and “strange” attacks he employed against Donald Trump. On Friday, the morning show’s journalists worried he was too mild and didn’t “try” in the debate. GMA’s Stephanopoulos wondered if “you do anything to slow Donald Trump down?”  In a follow-up, the former operative to Bill Clinton wondered, “Anything you wish you would have said [in the debate]?” In a previous segment, reporter Jon Karl derided, “Last night may have been the last big chance to take him [Trump]...
  • CNN's Van Jones Raves Over Dazzling Hillarys Debate Performance

    03/10/2016 3:18:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 10, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    >CNN’s dedicated Hillary Clinton fan, Van Jones, on Wednesday praised the Democrat’s performance at the debate as “dazzling” and a “tour de force.” During post-debate coverage, he cheered, “ Hillary Clinton just, at times, displaying just a dazzling mastery of policy nuance.”  Jones rhapsodized, “Hillary Clinton's response on the clean energy question, talking about resilience and how that could be a bipartisan issue and how she could use that, that was just a tour de force.” Van Jones Raves Over ‘Dazzling Hillary’s Debate Performance: ‘Tour De Force’Jones’s enthusiasm for Clinton and Democrats is well documented. On October 14, he compared the...
  • Dave Barry on CNN: Trump's On TV 'More Than The GEICO Gecko'

    03/09/2016 5:19:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 9, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    Humorist Dave Barry hammered the media on Wednesday's New Day for their "daily obsession with Donald Trump: "We keep asking why he's doing so well — and he's on TV all the time. He's on more than the GEICO gecko." When CNN's Alisyn Camerota defended the press coverage of Trump by using his front-runner status, Barry countered that "you can't deny the incredible impact...at this point, Kim Kardashian also could run for president and would do okay if we gave her the same level of coverage that we give to Donald Trump." [video below] Camerota first prompted the Miami Herald...
  • Beinart Gushes over Brilliant Hillary for Taking Secretary of State Post;

    03/08/2016 7:19:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 8, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    In the early moments of CNN’s Super Tuesday 2 coverage, Atlantic contributing editor and CNN political commentator Peter Beinart encouraged viewers to consider “how brilliant was Hillary Clinton” to accept President Obama’s offer to become his secretary of state and “politically de facto his vice president” even though “[a] lot of people at the time didn't see” this so-called “wisdom.” Not long before a commercial break, Beinart chimed in to exclaim: “If you think about it, how brilliant was Hillary Clinton. Let’s go back to becoming Obama's Secretary of State. Let’s think about it now. She is running as the...
  • Nets Slam Vulgar and Childish GOP Debate Reaching New Lows

    03/04/2016 11:40:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 4, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, the NBC, CBS, and ABC morning shows all blasted Thursday’s Republican presidential debate as “vulgar” “silly” and “childish.” The same networks that have routinely provided ample airtime to Donald Trump’s personal attacks on his rivals, lectured the GOP contenders on civility. Co-host Matt Lauer began NBC’s Today: “Vitriol and vulgarity. The Republican race reaches new lows during last night's debate....Is this any way to elect a president?” Minutes later, fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie lamented: “New nastiness, new lows in the Republican presidential race.”Nets Slam ‘Vulgar’ and ‘Childish’ GOP Debate Reaching ‘New Lows’In the report that followed, correspondent Peter...
  • WashPost Plays the Hitler Card Again In a House Editorial

    03/03/2016 1:43:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 3, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    he Washington Post's obsession over Donald Trump is a sight to behold — but not a pretty one. On Monday, following two week-earlier Trump-demonizing columns, one comparing the billionaire to medieval emperor Charlemagne, and another claiming that Trump's electoral progress thus far had helped her understand "exactly how Hitler could have come to power in Germany," the Post issued a house editorial directly comparing Trump's "assault on democracy" to Hitler's rise to power. In other words, last week's columns were merely appetizers for the paper's institutional assertion that, as far as they're concerned, the "authoritarian" Trump should be rejected because of the likelihood...
  • Comedian/CNN Host: The KKK is 'The Core' of the Republican Party

    03/03/2016 11:34:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 123 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 3, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, W. Kamau Bell claimed that white supremacy is the new ideology of the Republican Party: "If the Republican Party is a gumbo...the roux of that gumbo is white supremacy, and the core of that is the Ku Klux Klan." Bell later asserted that the Obama birther issue was when white supremacy supposedly became dominant in the GOP: "It came from the first four years of Barack Obama's presidency...where they allowed Donald Trump to demand the President show his birth certificate — and they just stood by and went, maybe he's not born here." [video below] Host...
  • VIDEO: Bill Clinton campaigns outside polling location in violation of state law?

    03/01/2016 1:46:54 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 03/01/16 | Kyle Olson
    A Massachusetts voter was fuming after she says her polling location was shut down to accommodate a visit by Bill Clinton on Tuesday. Angela Grace posted cell phone video showing orange barrels and yellow police line tape at what she says was a New Bedford voting location “I haven’t seen one person be able to come in and be able to vote in here. Everything is blocked off. No person can park here. “They are affecting the voting at this poll. It’s ridiculous. It’s fraud and illegal,” she declared while panning the camera across the scene showing the media and...
  • CBS Executive Chairman, a Reliable Democrat Donor, Giddy Over Trump's Rise

    02/29/2016 5:44:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 29, 2016 | Ken Shepherd
    It may not be good for America, but it's good for CBS." That's how network executive chairman and reliable Democratic donor Les Moonves described Donald Trump's frontrunner status in the GOP primary, noted the Hollywood Reporter's Paul Bond today. "Bring it on, Donald," cheered Moonves in remarks to the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference being held in San Francisco.  While Bond didn't note as such, a quick check of the FEC's donor database – see screenshot below – shows Moonves has a long track record of contributing to Democrats John Kerry and Al Gore as well as Democratic political action committees...
  • WashPost's Thiessen: Biden Blocked Federal Court Nominations en Masse in 1988 and 1992

    02/27/2016 12:01:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 27, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Conservative and center-right columnists often have to do far more digging than their liberal counterparts, simply because overwhelmingly left-leaning beat journalists, aka "Democrats with bylines," provide such unbalanced reporting on current events on a daily basis. Fortunately, the Washington Post's Marc Thiessen did the entirely necessary work of rummaging through available information about federal court nominations in 1988 and 1992. Any beat reporter could have done the same thing, but either didn't, or decided not to report what was found. What Thiessen unearthed makes an argument-ending mockery of Vice President Joe Biden's claim, made in a Monday evening tweet, that when he...
  • Not a Joke: Chris Matthews Compares Donald Trump to Johnny Carson

    02/25/2016 5:24:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 24, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    Continuing to operate at full speed well past the 1:00 a.m. Eastern hour on Tuesday (10:00 p.m. Pacific), MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews attempted to analyze Donald Trump’s victory speech after winning the Nevada caucuses by comparing his interaction with supporters to the late Johnny Carson’s relationship with Tonight Show viewers.  Matthews repeatedly claimed that his supporters recognize much of what Trump tells them is “nonsense” and “all shtick” and he “shar[es] with the audience” in the way that “Carson used to do that, Letterman did that” because “[i]t was always the jokes you share” plus “[t]he connection with the...
  • Colbert to Hillary: 'Lying Should Be the Easiest Part of Campaigning!'

    02/23/2016 7:00:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 23, 2016 | Melissa Mullins
    They say "honesty is the best policy" but apparently Democratic presidential candidate frontrunner Hilary Clinton didn’t get that memo either. Nevertheless, comedian Stephen Colbert tried passing along the message to her this past Friday on The Late Show when he joked, “lying should be the easiest part of campaigning,” reacting to the cringe-worthy, face-palm inducing statement the former secretary of state made to interviewer Scott Pelley of CBS: Well, but, you know, you're asking me to say, "Have I ever?" I don't believe I ever have. I don't believe I ever have. I don't believe I ever will. I'm going...
  • NBC's Jackson, Tur Try, Fail to Get Trump to Say Rubio Hurt in ABC Debate

    02/07/2016 12:25:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 7, 2016 | Ken Shepherd
    Catching up with Donald Trump in the "spin room" after Saturday's GOP debate, NBC's Hallie Jackson attempted to get Donald Trump to say who he thought "lost" the GOP debate, hoping, perhaps, to get the New Hampshire frontrunner to attack Sen. Marco Rubio. For his part, Trump refused to take the bait. "Who do you think, of your rivals, underperformed tonight, Mr. Trump," Jackson asked. "Well, I know who they're all saying underperformed on the Internet, and I know the, your coworkers are all saying... but I don't want to say," Trump replied. "Besides you, who won the debate tonight,"...
  • Madeline Albright: 'Special Place in Hell' For Women Who Don't Vote For Hillary

    02/06/2016 5:40:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 139 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 6, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin referred to Madeline Albright's somewhat well-known saying, found on a Starbucks coffee cup, that "There's a special place in Hell for women who don't help other women." At the time, Albright, who served as Secretary of State under Bill Clinton, huffed: "Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics." She naturally followed that statement with an intense political attack on Palin and GOP presidential nominee John McCain. Now that Democrat Hillary...
  • Lame! WashPost Again Claims The Media's Not Partisan, Just Loves a 'Juicy Story'

    02/06/2016 4:16:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 6, 2016 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post is dragging out one of the oldest and phoniest arguments against the charge of liberal bias, an argument that has all the freshness of four-month-old milk. To sum up in a headline: "The media's biggest bias isn't partisan -- it's for a juicy story." If this claim hadn't been completely obliterated by every juicy thing Bill Clinton did with women he hadn't married, we can apply it to nearly every Obama scandal - especially when journalists try to claim Obama has been "scandal-free." Callum Borchers, the media reporter of the Post political team at "The Fix," starts...
  • Ben Carson blames the media for spreading false information

    02/05/2016 6:39:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    February 5, 2016 | Vanity
    I just received the following email from "Ben Carson for President 2016": **************************************************** "Politics is a nasty business. It's why so many Americans, including me, have been disillusioned. Personal ambition and conflict are often valued more than honesty, substance and solutions. I'm running for President because it's time for accountability and integrity, and the only way we can make a difference is for all of us as citizens to take a stand. That includes holding the media to account when it spreads false or misleading information -- which is what CNN did at the start of the Iowa Caucuses on...
  • Santorum to ‘reassess’ presidential campaign - as any sub-Carson candidate should

    02/04/2016 4:13:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/16 | Robert Laurie
    All sub-Carson candidates, the exit is waiting for you... UPDATE: This piece originally ran with a photo that failed to place an ‘X’ over John Kasich’s face. We apologize for any trauma this may have caused. According to the Des Moines Register, Rick Santorum is doing something he should have done before announcing his candidacy. That is, rethink his candidacy. I’m honestly not sure who convinced Rick Santorum that he should mount a presidential bid in the first place but, clearly, it was not the best idea. Santorum had a disastrous showing in Iowa, receiving only about 1% of the...
  • It's the Negativity, Stupid

    01/28/2016 9:28:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Michael Reagan
    Watching all the negativity flying around the stage at the Democratic Town Hall Forum the other night, something struck me. Why, after watching Hillary and Bernie go after each other's left-liberal throats, would anyone ever want to vote for either one of them? They had nothing but rotten things to say about the other. Hillary's too cozy with Wall Street. Bernie's too soft on the NRA and naive about negotiating with Iran. Hillary's insufficiently progressive and takes obscene speaking fees from Goldman Sachs. Bernie's expensive progressive ideas will never make it in the real world. Etc. Etc. The Democrat debate...
  • Chuck Todd's Softball to Hillary on E-Mails: 'Are You Concerned?'

    01/24/2016 4:54:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 24, 2016 | Tim Graham
    NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd conducted a pretty soft interview with Hillary Clinton on Sunday, especially the way he let Mrs. Clinton get away with suggesting there is no e-mail scandal and “I cannot control what the Republicans leak,” as if the Inspector General of the intelligence community is some kind of Republican plant. Chuck Todd's Softball to Hillary on E-Mails: 'Are You Concerned?'Todd left it for the end of the interview, and only asked her if she was “concerned” – the softest possible way of putting it, not the Tim Russert way. Last week you were asked...
  • Alter Compares Obama's Executive Actions on Gun Control to the Emancipation Proclamation

    01/05/2016 7:47:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 5, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    On the Monday night edition of MSNBC's All In, longtime liberal columnist Jonathan Alter reacted to President Obama's executive actions on gun control by comparing it to President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and remarking how heartbreaking it was for Obama to have met with the families of Sandy Hook victims and "see those six-year-olds stacked up like cord wood." Host Chris Hayes began the segment with a number of soundbites from the President and Republican presidential candidates opposed to the move before remarking: "While the substantive reason to be concerned about guns seems clear, in a country where...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cruz Says Attacks Show That Other Campaigns Are 'Panicking'

    01/04/2016 2:56:01 PM PST · by Isara · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 4 2016 | Hallie Jackson, Vaughn Hillyard and Carrie Dann
    BOONE, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz dismissed attacks against his record and his personal style Monday, suggesting that his political rivals are "panicking" as the Iowa caucuses approach. Watch the video at the link. (Ted Cruz Not Getting Drawn Into 'Muck' of Personal Attacks 0:27) "Listen, politicians behave a certain way when they are panicking," he told NBC in an exclusive interview aboard his campaign bus. "And they engage in attacks, they engage in personal attacks, that's human nature. I understand that. I am not going to get drawn into that muck." *** Tune in to NBC Nightly...
  • More Choose Ted Cruz

    12/23/2015 10:22:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Arthur Shaper
    US Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz is gaining support from erstwhile conservatives worried about his "numbers" problem. What? Polling suggests that Cruz is a favorite with the base, but everyone else hates him. Really? How many wonks were jumping in their seats when they learned that a Republican won the Governor's seat in Maryland? How about the near miss in Virginia, where former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie nearly unseated Mark Warner? His polls were dead wrong in Virginia. So, what is all this nonsense about "unelectable" Cruz? Polling has become a volatile art at best, as prospective voters get...
  • The GOP Primary: The Good, the Bad, and the Annoying

    12/21/2015 5:01:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 201 | Kurt Schlichter
    The blobby Republican primary field is finally beginning to take shape, but sadly that shape is a mushroom cloud. For Donald Trump and his fans, that's a metaphor that refers to a nuclear explosion. You people seem to think that knowing about H-bomb stuff means you are part of the Great GOP Establishment Conspiracy. This is the week we learned that knowing about the nuclear triad is unnecessary. You only have to know that "nuclear, the power, the devastation, is very important…." I was in Vegas for the debate, and the main takeaway is that it's better to watch it...
  • Ted Cruz 'For a Time Such as This'

    12/20/2015 8:39:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 183 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | Matt Barber
    I've never formally endorsed a candidate in any presidential primary. This time the stakes are too high not to. Look around. The world is on fire and the party of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, not to mention the GOP's Obama-enabling RINO establishment, are playing with gasoline. And so, while he's been among my top picks all along, I am now proud to publicly endorse for president of the United States Sen. Ted Cruz, the man who best personifies the anti-establishment, principle over perceived pragmatism, survival over political correctness mood of the American electorate. I believe, God willing, that Sen....
  • GOP Debate Number 5

    12/17/2015 12:47:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Each of the Republican presidential candidates brings something good to the race for the GOP nomination and some things not so good. In the fifth and final GOP debate of the year, the candidates on the main stage, and even a few on the "undercard," presented ideas and positions that many Republican voters would consider far better than those we have now under the president we have now. Donald Trump continued to channel Republican voter anger on several issues, including the feeling that the U.S. is no longer "great," a word Trump does not define, but which resonates with the...
  • The Timing Is Right For a Populist Surge

    12/09/2015 6:02:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Candidates in the U.S. presidential race would be wise to pay attention to what's happening in France. Over the weekend, France's so-called "far-right" National Front won 27.7 percent of the national vote in the first of two regional election rounds. Anyone looking at this result through a strictly ideological lens risks oversimplifying it. An iceberg doesn't just appear overnight. When it finally breaks through the water's surface, it's only after a long period of ignored growth. More than anything, the surge reflects the public's increasing hunger for three things: lucidity vis-A -vis the country's problems, authenticity of expression,...
  • Down 12 Points, Trump Has Biggest Poll-to-Poll Decline in Months

    11/28/2015 7:43:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 105 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Is Trump-mentum finally slowing down? While this is only one poll and the GOP establishment is still in panic mode over Trump's continued lead, a Reuters/Ipsos survey released Friday shows the GOP frontrunner lost 12 points in less than a week, "his largest single poll-to-poll drop since he took the primary lead in July," The Hill reports. The rolling poll, which was conducted from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27, still has the real estate mogul at the top, finding favor among 31 percent of Republicans. However, support for Trump is down from a peak of 43 percent, which was registered...
  • Sound and Fury: A Tale Told by a Populist

    11/24/2015 6:11:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    The Wall Street Journal calls it populism ("Populism Rises in GOP Race," Page 1, November 12, 2015), but you could just as well describe populism as what it has always been since it was all the rage -- and I mean rage -- as it swept the Great Plains in the wilder years of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. How begin to describe the wild mix called populism? Among its many ingredients: know-nothingism, conspiracy theories, anti-Catholic and anti- Semitic feeling, and the xenophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-foreigner, and just about anti-everything else. Except the kind of anti-Us feelings fueled by...
  • Cruz's Immigration Plan: Timely Remedy for Amnesty and Syrian Refugee Crisis

    11/19/2015 2:24:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 203 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    It's official! Sen. Ted Cruz's immigration plan trumps Trump's! I expected that the unveiling of his plan would take a back seat to the Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, France, and rightfully so. However, in lieu of the chaos, presidents will be forced to make many decisions during their tenure that will affect the safety and security of the American people. The Paris attack gave us a chance to see how our candidates would respond if an event like that occured during their administration. In a world with an ever increasing threat of an ISIS attack, immigration is no longer...
  • NBC Tries (and Fails) to Make Story on Ben Carson's Friend a Mountain of a Molehill Story

    11/13/2015 9:07:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 13, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    On Thursday night and Friday morning, NBC News tried their best to go after Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson by attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill of his relationship with a man who was convicted nearly a decade ago of insurance fraud while ignoring the ongoing investigation of Hillary Clinton over her private e-mail server. Even though competitors ABC and CBS didn’t cover this story, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt hyped on Thursday that “Republican frontrunner Ben Carson is facing new questions about his friendship with a convicted felon. NBC Tries (and Fails) to Make...
  • Surge of Democratic Turnout Has Yet to Appear

    11/10/2015 6:46:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Michael Barone
    You don't have to wander long in the liberal commentariat to find projections that the Republican Party is in a death spiral, doomed by demographics, discredited by the dissension among House Republicans, disenchanted with its experienced presidential candidates and despised by the great mass of voters. There is something to be said for each of these propositions -- and yet Republican candidates keep winning elections, as in recent contests in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Virginia. Admittedly, the first three of these states have been solidly Republican in recent presidential and congressional elections, and Americans have increasingly been straight-ticket voters. But...
  • How polling poisoned the political well

    11/08/2015 3:41:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 8, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Has political polling reached the end of the line? While some won’t find it as terribly shocking anymore, the polls in Kentucky which had previously been considered among the most reliable missed the Bevin win in the governor’s race by a wide margin. This wasn’t the first time either. The last few cycles down there saw the Bluegrass Poll taking one hit after another and they responded this week with something of an apology. The wide gulf between the results of Tuesday’s election races and the most recent Bluegrass Poll is a source of frustration for the Herald-Leader and its...
  • 20 Questions Conservatives Would Love To See Asked At The Next Democrat Debate

    11/06/2015 9:37:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7. 2015 | John Hawkins
    1) Hillary Clinton, your husband has had numerous affairs, has had sex with an intern and he settled a sexual harassment case with Paula Jones. Incidentally, there are far worse accusations than that against him that haven't been proven. So, isn't it fair to say that your husband is part of the war on women? 2) Hillary Clinton, in the first debate, you said you were proud to have drug companies and health insurance companies as your enemies. However, your campaign and the Clinton Foundation have received millions of dollars from both industries. Will you be giving that money back?...
  • Carl Bernstein: Hillary Clinton Will Murder Benghazi Committee

    10/18/2015 2:58:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 18, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During an appearance on CNNs Reliable Sources Sunday, veteran journalist Carl Bernstein trashed the Benghazi committee ahead of Hillary Clintons testimony and insisted the Democrat will murder them because it has been a witch hunt. It has been partisan. It's great opportunity for her. Bernstein also praised Clintons debate performance as her greatest moment in this campaign which has been a disaster for her up until the debate but ultimately admitted I don't think that a reset button was successfully hit. We're still back to these basic questions about her truthfulness about the server, the foundation, about the FBI investigation.
  • Small-dollar donors flock to Trump, help power his campaign

    10/18/2015 8:02:06 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 40 replies
    Associated Press via WHIG.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | By JILL COLVIN
    Donald Trump likes to boast about his enormous wealth and how he doesn't need anyone else's money to pay for his presidential campaign. That hasn't stopped tens of thousands of people from chipping in with checks as small as $10 to let the Republican candidate know they're behind him.