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  • Shepard Smith on Trump: 'He Trades in Racism'

    08/25/2016 4:54:11 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 25, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Fox News' Shepard Smith strayed from the Fox News script today while interviewing Wall Street Journal reporter James Grimaldi following Hillary Clinton's Reno, Nevada speech. Actually that's putting it mildly. Smith crashed through the barrier of at least putting up the appearance of neutrality and broke into the realm of flat out bias of the worst sort by charging Donald Trump with racism. If you think I am exaggerating, watch the following video of the exchange for yourself and you be the judge.
  • Trump Converts the GOP to Amnesty?

    08/25/2016 4:46:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Could you imagine what it's like to be Jeb Bush today? Who knew -- (laughing) I'm sorry, folks. "She's a bigot!" Who knew. First they tried Marco Rubio. They tried the Gang of Eight. They tried Jeb Bush. They tried any number of people to convince -- they tried me! They sent emissaries to the EIB Network Southern Command. They tried everybody they could think of to try to convince the Republican base to support some form of amnesty for illegal immigrants, and -- (laughing) -- sorry -- who knew -- (laughing) -- I know it frustrates...
  • John Oliver(HBO) to Trump - Drop Out, Tell America This Campaign Was a Stunt, Become A Legend

    08/23/2016 3:37:29 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    RCP ^ | 8-22-2016 | Ian Schwartz
    HBO's Last Week Tonight host John Oliver pitches a new idea to Donald Trump: Avoid losing to Hillary Clinton by dropping out of the race for president now. "I know you're watching," he said. "Because you watch everything that is said about you." “You’re either going to win or you’re going to lose, and I think both those scenarios end pretty badly for you,” Oliver told the GOP presidential nominee on his HBO series Sunday. “I would like to propose to you a third option and that is, drop out. Simply drop out and tell America this entire candidacy was...
  • Is Hillary Clinton using a invisible cane?

    Hillary Clinton stepping off plane in Nantucket in a coat with what looks like a cane edited out for good measure.
  • Trump postpones immigration speech

    08/22/2016 3:20:35 PM PDT · by John W · 60 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    (CNN)-Donald Trump is postponing a major immigration speech he was set to deliver Thursday in Colorado as his campaign continues to fine-tune his immigration policy. The decision came after Trump, whose hardline immigration policies appealed to many GOP primary voters, met Saturday with his Hispanic advisory council and said in an interview Monday morning that he wants to "come up with a really fair, but firm" immigration policy. Trump denied in an interview Monday morning on Fox News that he was "flip-flopping" on the issue of illegal immigration. A Trump campaign source said the campaign decided to push back Trump's...
  • Amber Tamblyn Doesn’t Like the Naked Trump Statues

    08/22/2016 3:02:59 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 49 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 22, 2016 | BY: Elizabeth Harrington
    Fresh off her appearance at the Democratic National Convention where she said she has much to learn about trans women’s reproductive rights, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star is back to talking politics: in defense of Donald Trump. The Hill reports: Actress Amber Tamblyn says she disapproves of naked, life-size statues of Donald Trump that recently appeared in five U.S. cities. “Body shaming is never OK, even when it comes to Trump,”
  • John Oliver to Trump: Drop Out; Tell America This Campaign Was a Stunt And Become A Legend

    08/22/2016 1:36:37 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 46 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 8-22-2016 | Ian Schwartz
    <p>HBO's Last Week Tonight host John Oliver pitches a new idea to Donald Trump: Avoid losing to Hillary Clinton by dropping out of the race for president now.</p> <p>“You’re either going to win or you’re going to lose, and I think both those scenarios end pretty badly for you,” Oliver told the GOP presidential nominee on his HBO series Sunday. “I would like to propose to you a third option and that is, drop out. Simply drop out and tell America this entire candidacy was a stunt.”</p>
  • Hope for Trump: GOP winning registration race in key states

    08/22/2016 10:51:35 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 17 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 08/22/2016 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    In Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa and North Carolina, more new voters identify as Republicans. For weeks, Donald Trump has watched his poll standing in battleground states plummet, from Pennsylvania, where his strength among Rust Belt families was supposed to turn a blue state competitive, to North Carolina, where Democrats had been making inroads in recent elections, to the ultimate battleground of them all: Florida. Trump’s poll numbers remain dire, but he can point to at least one ray of hope for a turnaround: Republicans have continued gaining ground in recent months in voter registration in Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa,...
  • Is Donald Trump a Racist? [NY Slimes]

    08/22/2016 7:29:40 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 90 replies
    New York Times ^ | 23 July 2016 | Nicholas Kristof
    HAS the party of Lincoln just nominated a racist to be president? We shouldn’t toss around such accusations lightly, so I’ve looked back over more than 40 years of Donald Trump’s career to see what the record says. One early red flag arose in 1973, when President Richard Nixon’s Justice Department — not exactly the radicals of the day — sued Trump and his father, Fred Trump, for systematically discriminating against blacks in housing rentals. I’ve waded through 1,021 pages of documents from that legal battle, and they are devastating. Donald Trump was then president of the family real estate...
  • Trump campaign manager: A deportation force TBD

    08/21/2016 7:50:00 PM PDT · by GilGil · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/21/2016 | Tal Kopan
    It's still undecided whether Donald Trump will continue to support forced deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants living in the US, his campaign manager said Sunday.
  • Donald Trump, With Bare-Bones Campaign, Relies on G.O.P. for Vital Tasks

    08/21/2016 7:08:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 21, 2016 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and RACHEL SHOREY
    Donald J. Trump is leaning heavily on Republican Party organizations to provide crucial campaign functions like getting out the vote, digital outreach and fund-raising, at a time when some leading Republicans have called for party officials to cut off Mr. Trump and focus instead on maintaining control of Congress. Despite an influx of campaign cash from small donors in July, Mr. Trump’s operation still largely resembles the bare-bones outfit that he rode to victory during the primary season, more concert tour than presidential campaign, according to interviews and documents filed with the Federal Election Commission through Saturday night. And some...
  • Why more Trump turmoil may be right around the corner

    08/21/2016 3:09:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | August 21st, 2016 | By John King, CNN Chief National Correspondent
    Washington (CNN)The prospect of more turmoil in Trump land, new efforts by Team Clinton to target millennials -- and a plea that could shape how many candidates get debate invites: it's all a part of our Inside Politics forecast. 1) Turmoil in Trump land could carry into the week ahead Additions in politics often bring subtraction. Paul Manafort, for example, resigned Friday as chairman of the Trump campaign, just days after his role was significantly reduced with the hiring of a new campaign manager and chief executive. And there's word that more of the team Manafort brought in is thinking...
  • Large piece of snake skin found near Maine river

    08/21/2016 12:31:16 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 59 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Fox News
    Authorities in Maine have warned the public about snakes after a large snake skin was found near the Presumpscot River on Saturday. Westbrook police said they have been searching for a 10-foot snake since June after a woman reported seeing it near a playground. There have been several other sightings of the reptile, dubbed “Wessie,” since, according to WMTW-TV.
  • Trump now says he plans to legalize some undocumented immigrants

    08/20/2016 5:48:46 PM PDT · by timlot · 303 replies
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump plans to present an immigration plan in Colorado Thursday that will include legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants, according to three people present at a meeting the candidate attended Saturday with Hispanic leaders at Trump Tower in New York. http://www.univision.com/univision-news/politics/trump-to-introduce-reforms-to-legalize-some-undocumented-immigrants
  • What would media say about naked Hillary statues?

    08/20/2016 6:55:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister
    The Hill ^ | 8/19/2016 | Kristin Tate
    Donald Trump’s naked body was on full display around the country yesterday, in tall, proud, statue form. A group calling itself INDECLINE planted statue representations of the presidential candidate in busy parts of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Cleveland. The statues featured Trump’s signature coif and grimace, along with the sculptor’s imagining of a sagging derriere, and a sprawling gut overhanging some miniscule genitalia. The figure was also, shall we say, sans testicles. The “artists” behind the project titled their oeuvre “The Emperor Has No Balls.” As if the statue had not sufficiently nauseated the general population...
  • Trump’s Empire: A Maze of Debts and Opaque Ties (No mention of Clinton Family Crime Foundation)

    08/20/2016 6:26:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | August 20, 2016 | Suzanne Craig
    On the campaign trail, Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has sold himself as a businessman who has made billions of dollars and is beholden to no one. But an investigation by The New York Times into the financial maze of Mr. Trump’s real estate holdings in the United States reveals that companies he owns have at least $650 million in debt — twice the amount than can be gleaned from public filings he has made as part of his bid for the White House. The Times’s inquiry also found that Mr. Trump’s fortunes depend deeply on a wide...
  • Analysis New poll analysis finds a wasted summer for Donald Trump and a boost for Hillary Clinton

    08/20/2016 2:48:23 PM PDT · by Mariner · 45 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 20th 2016 | Cathleen Decker
    The last six weeks have been a time of tumult in the presidential campaign — two conventions and a fistful of controversies, many of them created by Republican nominee Donald Trump himself. With the campaign moving toward a final general election sprint, Trump finds himself in a dangerous place. He has narrowed his support to a segment of the electorate, and curbed his own momentum, according to an analysis of six weeks of findings in the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak presidential tracking poll. Over the same period, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has built support — even among groups previously...
  • Glenn Predicts ‘Absolute Bloodbath’ from Bannon; Trump Campaign Pivots to Humility

    08/20/2016 8:56:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/16 | Rebecca Mansour
    Glenn Beck predicted on his radio show Wednesday that the addition of Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon to Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign would lead to “an absolute bloodbath.” Beck described Bannon, who took a leave of absence from Breitbart News to lead Trump’s campaign, as a “dangerous hatchet man” and “possibly the most dangerous guy in all of American politics.” The Blaze founder regularly touts his self-proclaimed skills as a prognosticator, urging his listeners to heed his often dire predictions. His latest augury is no different. “Look at the people that [Trump] has surrounded himself with,” Beck said....
  • Donald Trump's Counsel Doesn't Understand Trump Isn't Winning [Video

    08/18/2016 3:51:25 PM PDT · by Maceman · 90 replies
    Town Hall ^ | August 17, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    In a bizarre CNN appearance, Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen argued with the host when confronted with the fact that Trump isn't leading any polls. When asked about the state of the campaign given the recent "shake up" and the fact that they were "down," Cohen seemed incredulous and asked "says who?" repeatedly, even when told "polls...all of them." [Video at Link]
  • How Ryan Lochte turned a drunken, frat-boy night into an international mess

    08/18/2016 11:50:34 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 53 replies
    Yahoo!!!!! ^ | 1 hour 37 minutes | Dan Wetzel
    How Ryan Lochte turned a drunken, frat-boy night into an international mess Yeah, it’s come to this: The story of the Olympics, a likely fake claim of robbery at the end of a drunken night of debauchery turned into global story courtesy of a publicity-mad swimmer-turned-reality-TV-star who, unlike his three buddies – teammates Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz – is home safe in the United States. This is likely bad news for Ryan Lochte, who appears to have found his three compatriots throwing him under the bus to authorities. At least two of the swimmers are at the...
  • Mexico president says he's willing to meet with Trump (via Drudge)

    08/18/2016 3:12:57 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 19 replies
    Reuters via Drudge ^ | Wed Aug 17th, 2016 | Uncredited
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday he was willing to meet with Donald Trump, months after comparing the Republican presidential candidate to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. "Yes, I would meet with him," Pena Nieto said, referring to Trump in a pre-taped television interview broadcast on Tuesday night. "I have never met him. I can't agree with some of the things he has said, but I will be absolutely respectful and will seek to work with whomever becomes the next president of the United States."
  • Zotted Troll's Free Fall: Media made him, and they will Zot him

    08/16/2016 6:52:39 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 69 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 16, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Trump's Free Fall: Media made him, and they will destroy him by Daniel Clark While Donald Trump is busy formulating the official excuse for his likely defeat, his loyalists are blaming conservative magazines, supporters of his primary opponents, and anyone else who hasn't demonstrated sufficient fealty to their hero. They might stop to consider that Trump himself has employed a campaign strategy that all but assured his destruction once he secured the nomination. Former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone, who is reportedly still a very close confidante, explained in a January interview with Politico that his candidate had "totally committed...
  • GOP lawmakers urge RNC to cut ties with Trump

    08/16/2016 12:49:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    thehill ^ | 8/16/16 | Jonathan Easley
    Two GOP lawmakers have joined a group of Never Trump Republicans urging the Republican National Committee to cut Donald Trump loose and focus instead on protecting Republican majorities in the House and Senate. Reps. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) and Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) have signed on to a letter with 121 other GOP operatives and former elected officials urging the RNC to divert resources away from the top of the ticket. ADVERTISEMENT “Given the catastrophic impact that Donald Trump’s losing presidential campaign will have on down-ballot Senate and House races, we urge you to immediately suspend all discretionary RNC support for Trump...
  • Donald Trump: "We're Having a Problem"

    08/16/2016 5:34:51 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 177 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 8/16 | Josh Lederman
    In a rare show of humility by the boastful billionaire, Donald Trump is acknowledging his presidential campaign faces challenges and could ultimately fall short. The Republican presidential nominee is straying from his signature bravado as he campaigns in the battleground state of Florida, even telling a gathering of evangelical ministers Thursday he's "having a tremendous problem in Utah." The same day, the reality show star acknowledged his lack of political correctness could cost him the election if Americans reject his blunt approach. "We're having a problem," Trump told the ministers, adding the next president could get to nominate up to...
  • Cokie Roberts: Trump and Those Who Support Him are ‘Morally Tainted’

    08/16/2016 7:04:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 127 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Question for Cokie Roberts and Joe Scarborough: does the name Hillary Clinton ring a bell? On today’s Morning Joe, NPR’s Roberts and Scarborough proclaimed Donald Trump “morally tainted.” Roberts took it one step further, also declaring “morally tainted” those who support Trump. Scarborough asked Roberts whether she’d ever seen “a candidate so morally tainted, so challenged that people are calling him a racist and calling him a con man, at the same time saying we support him?” Roberts said no one has ever seen anything like this, and for good measure, citing her roots growing up in the Jim Crow...
  • Beck: Trump Is Creating a Conservative Version of Black Lives Matter

    08/15/2016 11:24:30 PM PDT · by detective · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Aug 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on his nationally syndicated talk show, Glenn Beck accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of creating a conservative version of Black Lives Matter. Beck said, “He’s making a new group of Black Lives Matter. He’s making a new group of people that so distrust and hate the system that they will buy anything. It was a rigged election, the media ought to go to jail, and it’s these Republicans, and not look at whose leading that. OK. Same thing. Same thing. They start with a good reason like Black Lives Matter.”
  • CNN's Chris Cuomo: Media 'Made' Trump, 'We Juiced Him to Get In' for Excitement (bias admitted!)

    08/15/2016 7:37:15 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 15, 2016 | 9:31 PM EDT | By Brad Wilmouth |
    On Monday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of the FBI turning over notes on Hillary Clinton's email server testimony to Congress, and whether GOP candidate Donald Trump will manage to successfully use the email issue against her, CNN co-host Chris Cuomo at one point complained about Trump accusing the media of bias against him as the CNN anchor declared that the GOP candidate was "made in large part by the amount of attention he got from the media." The New Day co-host went on to recall that "We've juiced him to get into this race because we thought...
  • Media Meme: “I Can Actually See Trump Bailing”

    08/15/2016 4:56:14 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Take this with a good grain of salt, since Donny Deutsch is a Hillary-supporting Dem, but Donny does run in the same New York circles as Donald Trump, and has called him a friend. Guest co-hosting on With All Due Respect today, Deutsch said “I can actually see Trump bailing. I can’t see us ever getting to the point where election night, Trump becomes George McGovern. He is not going to allow—it’s just not in his system . . . I cannot see him the rest of his life with a big ‘L’ on his face.” Mark Halperin called the...
  • Ivanka Trump Vacationing With Putin’s Rumored Girlfriend (liberal conspiracy barf alert!)

    08/15/2016 11:36:45 AM PDT · by drewh · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 15, 2016, 01:31 pm | By Caitlin Yilek
    Ivanka Trump is vacationing with Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, who is rumored to be dating Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump posted a photo of the two in Croatia on Sunday. Deng Murdoch introduced Trump to her eventual husband, Jared Kushner, according to People magazine. Rumors swirled in March that Deng Murdoch was linked to the Russian president, according to Us Weekly. “One insider close to the powerful lead tells Us Weekly the relationship is ‘serious’,” the magazine wrote. The two have not been photographed together, nor has either commented on their rumored relationship. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump...
  • Rio Hits Competition Low on Friday (NBC PANIC: RATINGS HIT LOW... )

    08/15/2016 3:26:56 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 40 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | AUGUST 13, 2016 | Michael O'Connell
    The Rio Olympics wrapped its first full week of competition on Friday night with more Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and a primetime kickoff for track and field. Fast-affiliate ratings give NBC's primetime showing for the games, between 8 and 11 p.m., 23.9 million viewers and a 6.3 rating among adults 18-49. That's down from the night before and the lowest showing for a competitive night to date, but that's to be expected, given the lineup and Friday's status as a typically slower night for TV viewers. (The same Friday four years ago in London averaged 26.9 million viewers and an...
  • Man harpooned in brawl over photo of women in burkinis in Corsica: Fracas between North Africans and

    08/14/2016 6:06:22 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/14/16 | Alexander Holmas and Sara Smyth
    Hatchets and harpoons were thrown in a beach brawl that broke out after a tourist was seen taking pictures of women wearing burkinis in Corsica. The fracas between a group described as North African ‘Muslim families’ and local youths broke out a day after a ban on the head-to-toe swimsuits was upheld by a judge in Cannes. A tourist was seen taking pictures of women wearing the full-body swimwear on a creek near the village of Sisco on the French island. When the bathers objected, a group of local teenagers are said to have come to the photographer’s defence. Local...
  • Donald Trump is 'totally nuts,' says Robert de Niro

    08/14/2016 11:24:15 AM PDT · by plain talk · 80 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 13, 2016
    U.S. actor and producer Robert De Niro said on Saturday that U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should not run for president because he was "totally nuts". Trump, a billionaire businessman seeking his first public office, has courted controversy with a string of inflammatory statements about his main opponent Hillary Clinton, guns, Mexicans, Muslims and war veterans, among others. De Niro made the comments to a Sarajevo audience as he presented a digital version of Martin Scorsese's film "Taxi Driver", in which he starred, to mark its 40th anniversary. "I don't know, it's crazy that people like Donald Trump ...,...
  • Inside the Failing Mission to Tame Trump’s Tongue

    08/14/2016 6:28:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 13, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    ... Nearly two months later, the effort to save Mr. Trump from himself has plainly failed. He has repeatedly signaled to his advisers and allies his willingness to change and adapt, but has grown only more volatile and prone to provocation since then, clashing with a Gold Star family, making comments that have been seen as inciting violence and linking his political opponents to terrorism. Advisers who once hoped a Pygmalion-like transformation would refashion a crudely effective political showman into a plausible American president now increasingly concede that Mr. Trump may be beyond coaching. He has ignored their pleas and...
  • How Conservative Candidate Evan McMullin Can Win

    08/13/2016 8:06:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | August 11, 2016 | Josh Gelenter
    It’s very, very unlikely — but new conservative independent candidate for president Evan McMullin can win. But only if he runs only in Utah. If, among swing states, Trump wins Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, he’ll have 273 electoral votes, three more than the 270 he needs to win. If he wins Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Iowa, he’ll have 272 electoral votes. Likewise if he wins Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Nevada. If he wins Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and New Hampshire, he’ll have 270 exactly. If he wins Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, Iowa, and New Hampshire (the...
  • Fred Trump Taught His Son the Essentials of Showboating Self-Promotion

    08/12/2016 10:36:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 12, 2016 | JASON HOROWITZ
    The throngs of New Yorkers who poured into Coney Island on a sweltering Sunday in July 1939 — shuffling past the rides, hot-dog stands and freak shows — confronted one last spectacle blaring just beyond the surf. At 65 feet and outfitted with enormous Trump signs, the yacht called the Trump Show Boat was hard to miss. And that was the point. Its loudspeakers blasted recordings of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” over and over, compelling many sunbathers, reluctant to be seen as unpatriotic, to stand and salute each time. When the boat floated swordfish-shaped balloons — redeemable...
  • If Trump Loses, Who Will Deserve The Blame?

    08/12/2016 4:38:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 146 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2016 | Mark Davis
    August has not been a good month for those of us who are actually interested in preventing a Hillary Clinton presidency. The left was always expected to be an obstacle, aided by willing handmaidens in the dominant media culture. But we have been additionally thwarted by Republicans unable to achieve clarity on the necessity of this mission. Throw in our candidate’s self-inflicted wounds, and moods have darkened. Not mine. This is a thoroughly winnable election, still more than twelve weeks away. We have a candidate who is far superior to Hillary Clinton on national security, taxes, job creation, gun rights,...
  • Meryl Streep: Trump Rallies Fueled by Bloodlust

    08/12/2016 6:48:07 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 63 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Acclaimed actress and Hillary Clinton loyal Meryl Streep was "shocked" at colleague Clint Eastwood's recent interview with Esquire magazine, in which he said he would vote for Donald Trump and said that it would be difficult to listen to Mrs. Clinton's voice for four years. Newsbusters parsed excerpts from Streep's response, which was recently published in Variety magazine: Speaking to Variety magazine, Streep expressed “shock” at Eastwood’s comments: “I’ll have to speak to him…I’ll have to correct that! I’m shocked. I really am. Because he’s more — I would have thought he would be more sensitive than that.” It’s fair...
  • Scarborough: Trump Staffers Say He Screams, Never Takes Blame

    08/12/2016 7:21:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 81 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Some inside baseball from the Trump campaign . . . Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have known Donald Trump for years, and reportedly are in regular contact with members of his campaign staff. On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough said that what: “every Donald Trump staffer will tell you is: he never, ever takes any of the blame himself. He always screams at staffers. That’s what is starting to happen now that the polls are going low.” Meanwhile, Mika Brzezinski reported that Trump is exhausted, sleeping in “two-hour spurts,” and that as a result Trump is “losing it.” Do Joe and...
  • Trump Team, RNC To Meet at Pivotal Moment ('come to Jesus meeting' Friday in Orlando)

    08/11/2016 7:45:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    Politico.com | 08/11/16 08:28 PM EDT | By Marc Caputo, Ben Schreckinger and Kenneth P. Vogel
    <p>Donald Trump’s campaign and top Republican Party officials plan what one person called a “come to Jesus” meeting on Friday in Orlando to discuss the Republican nominee’s struggling campaign, according to multiple sources familiar with the scheduled sit-down.</p> <p>Though a campaign source dismissed it as a "typical" gathering, others described it as a more serious meeting, with one calling it an "emergency meeting." It comes at a time of mounting tension between the campaign and the Republican National Committee, which is facing pressure to pull the plug on Trump’s campaign and redirect party funds down ballot to protect congressional majorities endangered by Trump’s candidacy.</p>
  • To Save the Party, Pull the Plug on Trump Now

    08/11/2016 4:59:25 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 160 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08-11-2016 | Jonathan V. Last
    Donald Trump is not going to quit the race. The Republican party is not going to push him off the ballot. He may have a brief surge in the polls at some point, because the first rule of politics is that all races tighten. Then again, maybe not. It could be that Trump's surge came and went during the final week of July and that the tightening period has already passed. But while we're talking about things that are not going to happen, understand this: Donald Trump is not going to win.
  • Dozens of Republicans to urge RNC to cut off funds for Trump

    08/11/2016 4:00:21 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 156 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug 11, 2016 | Anna Palmer
    More than 70 Republicans have signed an open letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus urging him to stop spending any money to help Donald Trump win in November and shift those contributions to Senate and House races. The letter comes as a number of Republican senators and high-profile GOP national security officials have come forward saying they cannot vote for Trump. “We believe that Donald Trump’s divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity risk turning this election into a Democratic landslide, and only the immediate shift of all available RNC resources to vulnerable Senate and House races will prevent...
  • The anti-Trump GOP stampede begins

    08/10/2016 2:08:31 PM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    Already this week, a letter from 50 respected Republican foreign-policy gurus announced that they would not support Donald Trump; Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) wrote an op-ed declaring that she would not vote for Trump; and Trump once again roiled the race when he told a packed rally: “By the way, and if [Hillary Clinton] gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. The Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know. But I’ll tell you what, that will be a horrible day.” The Clinton team, not surprisingly, took this as an invitation to commit violence. Michael Hayden,...
  • Martin Sheen on Trump: 'Empty-Headed Moron'

    08/10/2016 12:28:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8/10/2016 | Clyde Hughes
    Actor Martin Sheen called Donald Trump an "empty-headed moron" during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that was posted online Tuesday. Sheen, who for seven years played President Jed Bartlet in the television series "The West Wing," was discussing his upcoming movie "The Vessel" when the question-and-answer interview turned to politics. Sheen, a longtime liberal activist and supporter of Hillary Clinton, did not hold back his feelings on the Republican presidential nominee. "Oh, Don Trump. He makes me laugh, in that nobody seems to get it yet," Sheen told THR. When asked what people didn't get, Sheen added: "That he's...
  • The GOP must dump Trump

    08/09/2016 8:56:04 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 126 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/9/2016 | Joe Scarborough
    The Muslim ban, the David Duke denial, the “Mexican” judge flap, the draft dodger denigrating John McCain’s military service, the son of privilege attacking an immigrant Gold Star mother and the constant revisionism and lying about past political positions taken are but a few of the lowlights that have punctuated Donald Trump’s chaotic chase for the presidency. Any one of these offenses would have disqualified any other candidate for president. But the Republican nominee remained competitive against a historically weak Democratic nominee on the promise of bringing radical change and dramatic disruption to Washington.
  • How I know we will lose this election, ie, how NeverTrumperism earned me this zot

    08/09/2016 6:35:18 PM PDT · by AirForceGeorge · 76 replies
    nevertrumper defeatism
    We're seeing a lot of the same things around here we saw the last two losing election cycles and they all point to a loss... "Celebration" of polls showing the GOP candidate losing by a small margin. When Drudge advertises "shock polls" that still show our guy losing and everyone on here is celebrating, even when these types of polls are amongst only a few showing it even close you know it's bad news. Self appointed polling statisticians on here demanding polling internals and then applying their personal sauce to show the desired outcome. Saw the same thing. The blame...
  • Republican security experts rail against Trump in open letter

    08/09/2016 5:42:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09 August 2016
    An open letter signed by 50 Republican national security experts has warned that nominee Donald Trump "would be the most reckless president" in US history. The group, which includes the former CIA director Michael Hayden, said Mr Trump "lacks the character, values and experience" to be president. Many of the signatories had declined to sign a similar note in March. In response, Mr Trump said they were part of a "failed Washington elite" looking to hold on to power. The open letter comes after a number of high-profile Republicans stepped forward to disown the property tycoon. Mr Trump has broken...
  • Why Trump had better start buying TV ads

    08/09/2016 5:36:36 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 93 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/09/2016 | W. JAMES ANTLE III
    Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump has prided himself on not needing traditional paid television ads. By May, he had spent $18.5 million on advertising — substantially less than Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz, slightly less than John Kasich. As NPR's headline writers put it, "Sanders has spent the most on ads, but Trump has spent best." In lieu of a massive ad budget, Trump instead overwhelmed his foes by amassing nearly $2 billion in free media by mid-March. The pattern has continued in the general election. By June, Clinton was outspending Trump 15-to-1 on...
  • Donald Trump needs a miracle to win [HURL ALERT]

    08/09/2016 2:59:12 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 9, 2016 | Stuart Rothenberg
    <p>Three months from now, with the 2016 presidential election in the rearview mirror, we will look back and agree that the presidential election was over on Aug. 9th.</p> <p>Of course, it is politically incorrect to say that the die is cast.</p>
  • Beat him like a drum: Donald Trump must not just lose in November; to correct the institutions [tr]

    08/08/2016 1:51:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 7, 2016 | Rick Wilson
    It's been a little over a year now. It's been a year of spectacle and showmanship, fury and farce, demagoguery and disaster. A year in which Donald Trump's con game tricked about 35% of Republicans into voting for him, before Vichy Republican leaders meekly bowed to his will. The single worst major party nominee in modern history — a man who has no political core, lies practically every time he speaks and is patently unstable — reached this point because every leader and institution in my party, the Republican Party, has failed again and again to grapple with the grim...
  • Trump 'most reckless president in American history' if elected, acc. to 50 GOP nat'l sec. experts

    08/08/2016 7:20:09 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 58 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | August 8, 2016 | Adam Edelman
    Donald Trump “would be the most reckless president in American history,” according to a damning letter signed by 50 prominent Republican national security experts urging voters to stay away from the GOP nominee this fall. In the clearest sign yet that Trump has failed to win over droves of Republican voters worried about his mercurial temperament and erratic behavior, the letter’s signatories, which include dozens of former officials in the Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and both Bush White Houses, made clear, in no uncertain terms, that the mogul not only lacks the credentials to be the nation’s leader but would...