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  • Are Russiaís 20 million Muslims seething about Putin bombing Syria?

    02/04/2018 2:25:17 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Egor Lazarev and Anna Biryukova
    Many observers have warned that Putinís military campaign in Syria may backfire at home. Russiaís 144 million people include about 20 million Muslims; the overwhelming majority are Sunnis. Some analysts believe that these Russian Sunnis will recoil from Russiaís support for Assadís Alawite-dominated regime and its attacks on Sunni rebels, and from Russiaís effort to lead a coalition of Shiite powers, Iran, Iraq and Syria. If punditsí predictions were true, Muslims would be more likely to choose the anti-war response and less likely to support Putinís intervention. But thatís not exactly what we found. ...There wasnít a consensus among any...
  • The Muslim Woman Challenging Putin: Aina Gamzatova

    02/04/2018 1:45:24 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 17 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Mansur Mirovalev
    Aina Gamzatova, a 46-year-old woman from Dagestan, has made it official. She wants to run against Russian President Vladimir Putin in the March 2018 election. Some see her campaign - irrespective of its results - as a way to boost the image of Muslim women in Russia and to attract attention to the needs of impoverished, overpopulated and multi-ethnic Dagestan. Her husband, Akhmad Abdulaev, is the Mufti of Dagestan, Russia's troubled province where a confrontation between fighters, clans and federal forces has killed thousands. She belongs to a Sufi order that has tens of thousands of followers and whose leader,...
  • Colorado to vote on restoring presidential primaries

    08/25/2016 5:42:09 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 6 replies
    Associated Press via the [Colorado Springs] Gazette ^ | Updated: August 24, 2016 at 3:15 pm
    The secretary of state's office announced Wednesday that the two ballot measures had enough petition signatures to appear on statewide ballots.
  • RNC could see an opportunity in removing Nevadaís early caucus position

    05/09/2016 9:13:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Nevada is likely to lose its place as the first Western state to vote in the Republican presidential nomination contest, several GOP leaders tell POLITICO. For three successive elections, the state has been grouped in the vaunted class of early-voting states, joining Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina as the bellwethers that garner the most attention from presidential candidates and help winnow votersí choices. But for the third straight primary season, Nevadaís caucuses have been wracked by embarrassing procedural errors, low turnout, confusion among attendees and questions about the integrity of the processÖ Republican National Committee members say thereís growing...
  • Donald Trump and the American Primary Process

    04/12/2016 6:13:06 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 18 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | John F. Di Leo
    You may remember a silly little youth comedy from the 1980s entitled ďReal Genius,Ē in which the minor character Lazlo Hollyfeld has put his mathematical mind to work and decided to enter ďthe Frito-Lay Sweepstakes Ė No purchase necessary, enter as often as you want.Ē So he entered 1,650,000 times. ďI should win 32.6% of the prizes,Ē he added, ďincluding the car.Ē When Chris Knight, star pupil, commented, ďThat kind of takes the fun out of it, doesnít it?ĒÖ Lazlo shrugged and replied ďThey set up the rules.Ē I have always wondered if I was alone in my anger when...
  • Sanders extends win streak with Wyoming victory

    04/09/2016 2:08:36 PM PDT · by McGruff · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 09, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is projected to win the Wyoming caucuses, giving him eight wins in the last nine contests. The state awards just 14 delegates on a proportional basis, but the win is another jolt of momentum for Sanders heading into the critical New York primary April 19. Both campaigns paid little attention to Wyoming. Sanders held a rally there Tuesday. Rival Hillary Clinton did not go to the state, but her husband Bill Clinton did.
  • Bernie Sanders Seizes 3 States, Sweeping Democratic Contests

    03/27/2016 4:25:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 101 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 26, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Senator Bernie Sanders routed Hillary Clinton in all three Democratic presidential contests on Saturday, infusing his underdog campaign with critical momentum and bolstering his argument that the race for the nomination is not a foregone conclusion. Mr. Sanders found a welcome tableau in the largely white and liberal electorates of the Pacific Northwest, where just days after resoundingly beating Mrs. Clinton in Idaho he repeated the feat in the Washington caucuses, winning 73 percent of the vote. He did even better in Alaska, winning 82 percent of the vote, and in Hawaii, he had 71 percent with a few precincts...
  • UTAH CAUCUSES: OUTRIGHT FRAUD

    03/23/2016 5:47:51 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 173 replies
    SuperStation95 ^ | Mar 23, 2016 | SuperStation95 - U.S.Reporter
    Republicans attending the Utah Election Caucuses on Tuesday were _each_ given hand-fulls of Ballots, "Vote as many times as you want" as shown in the photo above, allowing them to cast as many votes as they pleased! When the time came to place the ballots in a tin can for counting, people walked in the door with "absentee" ballots stuffing several at a time into the ballot box. ....
  • Polls show Donald Trump leading everywhere during a critical 2-week stretch

    03/04/2016 4:34:15 PM PST · by GilGil · 105 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/3/2016 | Allan Smith
    Thirteen states hold primaries or caucuses over the next two weeks. Of them, Trump is leading polls in nine, according to the RealClearPolitics average, including some of the most important, winner-take-all states. The other states ó Hawaii, Maine, Idaho, and Missouri ó don't have any recent polls listed on the site. They're also the three states with the fewest delegates to award. And in Maine, Trump has the endorsement of Gov. Paul LePage.
  • GOP maneuver keeps party from making pick for president

    03/02/2016 5:40:18 AM PST · by snarkpup · 8 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | 3/1/2016 | Charles Ashby
    ... Thatís why [Steve] House and his predecessor, Ryan Call, are calling for going to a presidential primary.
  • Nevada caucus proves that both parties should insist on primaries

    02/24/2016 5:29:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Last night, the Nevada caucuses got off to a raucous start. Ballots ran out. Allegations of multiple voting arose. Partisans ran ballot collection and counting operations. Officials sported shirts proclaiming their candidate allegiance (and not just for Donald Trump). In one case, the caucus didn‚Äôt actually materialize where advertised: New: People registered for precinct 1303 in Sierra Vista showed up to caucus. There was literally no site set up.‚ÄĒ Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) February 24, 2016 Marc Caputo professed amazement: Not enough ballots for someNo checking voter IDsA poll worker wearing pro-Trump swagThese allegations about #Nevadacaucus are just wow‚ÄĒ Marc Caputo...
  • Ralston: Nevada is no longer a ‚Äėlock‚Äô for Hillary Clinton (Panic time for Billary)

    02/16/2016 2:27:15 PM PST · by NRx · 49 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-16-2016 | Jon Ralston
    RENO, Nev. -- Nevada is still the new kid on the block when it comes to early-state status in the presidential race. But this year, the state could play a pivotal role on both sides. With the Democratic caucuses approaching on Feb. 20, followed by the Republican caucuses on Feb. 23, both contests have become increasingly intense, especially the pitched battle here between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The Republicans are sending surrogates as South Carolina intervenes Saturday, three days before Nevada Republicans vote on their presidential preference. But both Democratic candidates spent the weekend in Nevada, and Clinton canceled...
  • Would a Brokered Convention Stop Donald Trump?

    02/09/2016 9:22:42 PM PST · by dennisw · 94 replies
    breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Roger Stone
    Will the GOP establishment steal the 2016 nomination from Donald Trump even if the magnate arrives in Cleveland with the most pledged delegates but short of the 50 percent he'd need to be nominated? Is a back-room deal in the works to have a "brokered convention" to deny Trump the GOP nod? I think there is such a plan and it must be exposed. Donald Trump is our last hope to make Washington work for us - not the lobbyists, special interests and billionaire donors who control the corroded two-party system. As Trump says: "America is going to hell!" I...
  • The Iowa Democratic Party Chair Refusing To Review Caucus Results Is A HUGE Hillary Supporter

    02/04/2016 8:45:19 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Iowa Democratic party chair who is refusing to release raw vote totals from Monday‚Äôs state caucuses is a long-time Hillary Clinton supporter who donated to the politician‚Äôs various campaigns and who reportedly drives a Buick with the license plate ‚ÄúHRC 2016.‚ÄĚ Dr. Andrea ‚ÄúAndy‚ÄĚ McGuire has shot down calls to review vote tallies from Monday‚Äôs contest despite Clinton‚Äôs razor-thin win over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The former secretary of state squeaked by the democratic socialist, hauling in 49.9 percent of state delegate equivalents versus Sanders‚Äô 49.6 percent. The Clinton campaign claimed complete victory in the caucuses on Tuesday despite...
  • Trump: Ted Cruz stole the election in Iowa so we should have a do-over

    02/03/2016 12:30:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So, looks like I got another prediction wrong. I wrote back in December that if and when Trump lost, he would claim that the vote was rigged. Incorrect. As it turns out, he ended up claiming that Cruz cheated. This is the single dumbest thing he‚Äôs done since he got into the race, including his decision to skip the Fox debate ‚ÄĒ which even he thinks might have hurt him. Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!‚ÄĒ Donald J....
  • Limbaugh: Trump Calling Fraud On The Iowa Caucuses "Proof" Trump (Shortened)

    02/03/2016 12:27:34 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on his radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh offered his take on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump‚Äôs latest contention that his opponent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) used fraud to win the Iowa caucuses. According to Limbaugh, the unconventional nature of the charge suggests Trump would not be the ‚Äútypical Republican establishment candidate.‚ÄĚ
  • Ted Cruz ousts Trump in first primary

    02/02/2016 3:49:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 81 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/2/16 | Raphael Poch
    Voting polls do not always tell the whole story. As of Monday morning business mogul Donald trump was expected to win the Republican Iowa caucus primaries by a margin of more than 5 percent of the vote. However, following the voting late Monday night, victory went to his closest competitor US Senator Ted Cruz. .....
  • Why did Trump underperform in Iowa?

    02/02/2016 11:36:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Conventional wisdom is congealing around two key factors in Trump’s loss this morning, so let me offer them to you as I think there’s merit to both. The main factor: Evangelicals came through for Cruz in the crunch. Political sites have been filled with news over the past few weeks about Trump’s surprising strength with born-again Christians, particularly given how intensely Cruz was courting those same voters. A guy who doesn’t know if he’s ever asked God’s forgiveness and who’s regularly demonstrated his unfamiliarity with Christian practices during this campaign shouldn’t be competitive with an evangelical candidate with dozens of...
  • Trump‚Äôs cringeworthy gaffe during Communion at Iowa church

    02/01/2016 5:49:35 AM PST · by tlozo · 153 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 31, 2016 | Geoff Earle and Marisa Schultz
    The seemingly endless presidential campaign finally gets real Monday, with Iowa voters heading to the polls for the state's caucuses. The candidates blitzed the Hawkeye State in a final push Sunday, making public demonstrations of their faith and getting in their last jabs. Both the Republican and Democratic races are considered up for grabs, with the winners certain to get a burst of momentum. In a show of solidarity with the evangelical Christians who dominate the GOP caucuses, Donald Trump began the day at a nondenominational church in Council Bluffs with his wife, Melania. Melania Trump took Communion from a...
  • Iowa blizzard watch for Monday night (caucus night) through Tuesday night

    01/31/2016 3:26:00 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 96 replies
    wunderground.com ^ | Jan. 31, 2016
    Calhoun (County, Iowa) Severe Watches & Warnings Watches & Warnings Blizzard Watch Statement as of 3:48 AM CST on January 31, 2016 ... Blizzard watch in effect from late Monday night through late Tuesday night... The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a blizzard watch... which is in effect from late Monday night through late Tuesday night. * Timing... snow will lift into the area late Monday night into Tuesday morning. A brief break in the snow may occur before resuming Tuesday afternoon and night. A period of very heavy snow may occur with snowfall rates of 1...