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  • 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...
  • Judge orders release of internal Trump University documents

    05/28/2016 3:15:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tom Hamburger
    A federal judge has ordered the release of internal Trump University documents in an ongoing lawsuit against the company, including "playbooks" that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses on getting rich through real estate. The Friday ruling, in which Judge Gonzalo Curiel cited heightened public interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, was issued in response to a request by The Washington Post. The ruling was a setback for Trump, whose attorneys argued that the documents contained trade secrets. [Snip] Trump, who previously questioned whether Curiel's Hispanic heritage made him biased due to Trump's support for building...
  • Rubio called Trump a dangerous con man. Now he says Trump should be president.

    05/27/2016 2:32:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/27/2016 | Ed OKeefe
    Rubio is on board, saying that he plans to attend the Republican convention in Cleveland and that he would be honored to help Trump however he can. I want to be helpful. I dont want to be harmful, because I dont want Hillary Clinton to be president, Rubio said in a CNN interview that will be aired Sunday. Long a star of the mainstream conservative movement, Rubio is one of the starkest symbols of the GOPs rapid capitulation to Trump. Nearly every prominent Republican from lawmakers to governors to former White House officials has acquiesced as polling shows...
  • Citizenship applications soar in Trumps wake

    05/27/2016 3:46:28 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Applications for U.S. citizenship soared in the first three months of the year compared with 2015, appearing to confirm the predictions of several Democratic-leaning groups that the numbers would climb in response to the presidential campaign of Republican Donald Trump.
  • Hotter That Usual Summer Coming.Not Good For Either Convention,Rust Belt Or Chicago.

    05/26/2016 7:56:02 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 17 replies
    The entire rust belt just may be in for a scorcher come June, and maybe thru October. By now most of us have seen the forecast. The worst thing about heat waves in the rust belt is either lack of rain or breezes. Are we going to have a repeat of the deadly 1995 Chicago summer? And what about the DNC/GOP Conventions? It's probably going to be around 95 to 100 degrees those weekends. Are the Democrats still going to protest and "Break Stuff" while baking in that heat? And will the Leftist Loonies start up again blaming the excessive...
  • D.C. ignoring court order to issue concealed-carry permits, columnist says

    05/26/2016 7:27:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    NOLA ^ | 05/26/2016 | Todd Masson
    Despite a recent court order, Washington, D.C., is still refusing to issue concealed-carry permits to its residents, according to Devin Watkins, who attempted to obtain a permit last week. Watkins, a columnist at the federalist.com, wrote that when he went to apply for the permit, police officers at the station told him they had been ordered by D.C.'s attorney general to ignore the court order and continue to deny applications.
  • It's all about California: Clinton hopes to avoid ending primary season with an epic loss

    05/24/2016 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2016 | By Abby Phillip and Anne Gearan
    There is a real chance that Hillary Clinton will have clinched a majority of delegates, and the Democratic nomination, before polls close in the California primary late in the evening of June 7. But losing one of the country's most diverse and Democratic states to Bernie Sanders would be such a damaging way to end this tumultuous primary season that Clinton is planning to spend millions there over the next two weeks. This isn't exactly what Clinton had hoped to be doing as her party's July convention in Philadelphia approaches. Clinton has deployed a massive effort to keep a once-loyal...
  • Sports Drive-Bys Upset by Poll Showing 90% of Native Americans Aren't

    05/23/2016 12:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, on this Redskins business. They surveyed 504 Native American, Indians. Ninety percent of 'em said: We don't care. Washington Redskins doesn't affect us, doesn't mean diddly-squat. We don't care. So the Drive-Bys are not happy. The Sports Drive-Bys are not happy, and the sports Drive-Bys (I won't mention any names) are out there lecturing Native Americans on how they should care, and they're lecturing everybody else on how they should care. And you know what one of the latest approaches is? This is so telling. It is so... I can't remember when it was, but it's...
  • The Sinister, Secret History Of A Food That Everybody Loves [the Curse of the Potato]

    05/23/2016 4:55:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 75 replies
    Washington Post 'blogs ^ | April 25, 2016 | Jeff Guo
    "The Spaniards were much impressed with the productivity of manioc in Arawak agriculture in the Greater Antilles," historian Jonathan Sauer recounts in his history of crop plants. "[A Spanish historian] calculated that 20 persons working 6 hours a day for a month could plant enoughyucato provide cassava bread for a village of 300 persons for 2 years." By all accounts, the Tano were prosperous -- "a well-nourished population of over a million people," according to Sauer. And yet... lacked the monumental architecture of the Maya or the mathematical knowledge of the Aztec. And most importantly, they were not organized in...
  • What Hillary Clinton thinks about Mark Cubans interest in talking about the vice presidency

    05/22/2016 4:55:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | May 22, 2016 | Abby Phillip
    Hillary Clinton says she welcomes businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's interest in potentially becoming her vice presidential running mate. In an interview that aired Sunday, Clinton opened the door wide open to Cuban and other business leaders, who could serve to counter the likely Republican nominee, real estate mogul Donald Trump. "I think we should look widely and broadly. It's not just people in elected office. It is successful businesspeople," Clinton told NBC News's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." "I am very interested in that." "And I appreciate his openness to it," she added of Cuban's comments....
  • Primed To Fight The Government - WaPo hit piece

    05/21/2016 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/21/2016 | Kevin Sullivan
    REDMOND, Ore. B.J. Soper took aim with his AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and fired a dozen shots at a human silhouette target. Sopers wife and their 16-year-old daughter practiced drawing pistols. Then Soper helped his 4-year-old daughter, in pink sneakers and a ponytail, work on her marksmanship with a .22-caliber rifle. Deep in the heart of a vast U.S. military training ground, surrounded by spent shotgun shells and juniper trees blasted to shreds, the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard was conducting its weekly firearms training. The intent is to be able to work together and defend ourselves if we need to,...
  • Tenn. Senator Labeled A Top Trump VP Pick Meets With Trump Monday

    05/21/2016 1:21:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was labeled by Charles Krauthammer on Friday as the pundits leading pick to be the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, said Corker will be meeting Monday with Trump at Trump Tower in New York City Krauthammer used a hypothetical pot of $100 in casino chips to make his point, putting $25 on Corker, $20 on former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., $20 on Ohio Gov. John Kasich, $10 on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and $5 on Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. The rest went to the field,...
  • Defense to Focus on Gary Condit in Chandra Levy Retrial

    05/20/2016 12:40:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 20, 2016
    Defense attorneys for a man convicted of killing former Washington intern Chandra Levy are making clear that at his second trial, they plan to offer jurors evidence pointing to former California Congressman Gary Condit. Levys 2001 disappearance created a national sensation after the 24-year-old was romantically linked with Condit, a Democrat
  • ESPN Panel Incensed That Native Americans Too Dumb to Be Offended by Redskins

    05/20/2016 7:02:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/19/2016 | Bruce Bookter
    The Washington Post released a poll on Thursday, which showed that 90% of Native Americans do not take offense to the word, Redskins. The sports media responded to this poll by apologizing for decades of fear-mongering, race-baiting, and trying to make a national crisis out of something that is not even a crisis in the Indian community. Just kidding. They freaked out. On ESPNs Around the Horn, host Tony Reali asked his panel whether or not the fact that the supposedly offended Native Americans, being not so offended, changed their views on the issue? Spoiler alert: it didnt:
  • Washington Post poll shows Native Americans unbothered by Redskins name

    05/19/2016 9:15:17 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 57 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | John Keim
    A new Washington Post poll found that 90 percent of Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' nickname and an overwhelming majority consider it an unimportant issue.
  • This is how fascism comes to America(not burn-eee)

    05/19/2016 9:54:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/18/2016 | Robert Kagan
    The Republican Partys attempt to treat Donald Trump as a normal political candidate would be laughable were it not so perilous to the republic. If only he would mouth the partys conservative principles, all would be well. But of course the entire Trump phenomenon has nothing to do with policy or ideology. It has nothing to do with the Republican Party, either, except in its historic role as incubator of this singular threat to our democracy. Trump has transcended the party that produced him. His growing army of supporters no longer cares about the party. Because it did not immediately...
  • U.S. judge strikes down D.C. concealed-carry gun law as likely unconstitutional

    05/17/2016 1:40:11 PM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-17-2016 | Spencer S. Hsu and Ann E. Marimow
    A federal judge has ruled that a key provision of the Districts new gun law is likely unconstitutional, ordering D.C. police to stop requiring individuals to show good reason to obtain a permit to carry a firearm on the streets of the nations capital. In imposing a preliminary injunction pending further litigation, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon reignited a running battle over the Second Amendment in the District and its courts where three different judges have now weighed in with varying conclusions. The enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table, Leon wrote in a...
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down DC Concealed Carry Law, 'Good Reason' Provision Likely Uncon...

    05/17/2016 10:11:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    Matt Vespa ^ | May 17, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The fight over Second Amendment rights in the nations capital has entered a new phase. A federal judge has ruled that the citys concealed carry law is likely unconstitutional, citing the good reason provision in the injunction order on Tuesday (via WaPo ): For the second time in as many years, a federal judge in Washington ordered the city to halt enforcement of its new, concealed-carry law, requiring applicants to state good reason to carry a weapon in order to obtain a permit from police. The preliminary injunction was contained in a 46-page ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge...
  • Even supporters agree: Clinton has weaknesses as a candidate. (People hate her) What can she do?

    05/16/2016 2:14:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2016 | Anne Gearan and Dan Balz
    Hillary Clinton's declining personal image, ongoing battle to break free of the challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders and struggle to adapt to an anti-establishment mood among voters this year have become caution signs for her campaign and the focus of new efforts to fortify her position as she prepares for a bruising general election. More than a dozen Clinton allies identified weaknesses in her candidacy that may erode her prospects of defeating Donald Trump, including poor showings with young women, untrustworthiness, unlikability and a lackluster style on the stump. Supporters also worry that she is a conventional candidate in an...
  • Building trade unions denounce labor partnership with billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer

    05/16/2016 1:05:22 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | Matea Gold
    A new super PAC partnership between billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, the AFL-CIO and major public sector employee unions has triggered an angry backlash among the building trade unions -- dividing organized labor just as it ramps up its 2016 political programs. In letters delivered Monday to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the presidents of eight building trade organizations called on the AFL-CIO to cut ties with Steyer, whose opposition to an extension of the Keystone XL Pipeline infuriated unions that had championed the jobs that the oil pipeline would have created.
  • The Smithsonians African American museum: Stunning views, grand scale

    05/16/2016 9:32:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 15, 2016 | PEGGY MCGLONE
    WASHINGTON - A dream for 100 years, the National Museum of African American History and Culture promises to become an instant favorite when it opens Sept. 24, its soaring spaces and magical views of the Mall a fitting setting for its tale of African-American history and achievement. Museum officials offered a sneak peek last week at the 400,000-square-foot museum, the 19th of the Smithsonian Institution, thats next to the Washington Monument. President Obama is expected to cut the ribbon on the dramatic space, which features layers of galleries focused on slavery, segregation and the civil rights movement as well as...
  • Washington and Hamilton The Alliance That Formed America

    05/15/2016 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | Christoper N, Malagisi
    In a gripping new look at the important relationship between American founders George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, Stephen F. Knott and Tony Williams authors of the new bookWashington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Formed America, tell the story below of the American founding, which would not have been possible without this grand alliance. While many historians focus on the friendship and alliance of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison,Washington and Hamiltonreminds us why America would truly not be the prosperous country it is today without this special alliance.Congratulations Stephen & Tony on the paperback release of your new book:Washington and...
  • Inside the GOP effort to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump

    05/15/2016 9:00:07 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 49 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 14 at 12:36 PM | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    A band of exasperated Republicans including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the conservative intelligentsia is actively plotting to draft an independent presidential candidate who could keep Donald Trump from the White House. Those involved concede that an independent campaign at this late stage is probably futile, and they think they have only a couple of weeks to launch a credible bid. But these Republicans including commentators William Kristol and Erick Erickson and strategists Mike Murphy, Stuart Stevens and Rick Wilson are so repulsed by the prospect of Trump...
  • Inside the GOP effort to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump

    05/14/2016 7:23:46 PM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/14/2016 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    A band of exasperated Republicans including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the conservative intelligentsia is actively plotting to draft an independent presidential candidate who could keep Donald Trump from the White House. These GOP figures are commissioning private polling, lining up major funding sources and courting potential contenders, according to interviews with more than a dozen Republicans involved in the discussions. The effort has been sporadic all spring but has intensified significantly in the 10 days since Trump effectively locked up the Republican nomination. Those involved concede that an independent...
  • Bill Clinton takes on protesters in coal country

    05/14/2016 10:12:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2016 at 4:18 PM | Karen Tumulty
    The booing was nearly as loud as the cheering when Bill Clinton stepped to the microphone in this remote mountain hamlet deep in the depressed heart of coal country. In the audience at the local elementary school Thursday night was a sizable contingent of coal miners and their families, many wearing helmets and T-shirts declaring their support for Donald Trump. [] The event here was Bill Clintons fourth in a long day of campaigning across Kentucky, where his wife faces a similar backlash in next weeks primary.
  • Report: Romney recruiting Kasich, Sasse for third-party option

    05/14/2016 11:33:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 173 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Greg Nash Mitt Romney, the GOPs 2012 nominee, is among those courting prospects for a possible third-party bid to keep Donald Trump from the White House, according to a Washington Post report . Among those prospects are Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), one of Trumps most vocal Republican critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his presidential campaign in early May. Kasichs chief strategist John Weaver said the governor isnt interested in running an an independent. A Sasse spokesman declined to comment. But its not looking to good for a late in the game third-party bid, according to the...
  • #WAR ! Team Trump -vs- Team MSM Became Official After Bezos Notified

    05/13/2016 3:13:06 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 88 replies
    As almost everyone is aware by now, The Washington Post via recorded commentary from Bob Woodward officially announced their intents to assign 20 reporters to take down the threat to their preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton. Before he died Andrew Breitbart spoke of this time of inevitable conflict. The ultimate battle between a center-right nation and the Cultural Marxists occupying the left-wing Democrat Media Complex. We might not have known the timing, but we all knew this war was coming. Its here.
  • Trump Civil War: Republican brothers John McCain and Lindsey Graham on different sides of battle

    05/12/2016 11:07:01 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2016 | Paul Kane
    Sen. Lindsey Graham paused for five full seconds and stumbled over his words pondering the question: When is the last time he split with fellow Republican Sen. John McCain on a major issue? I dont know, let me think about it, Graham (S.C.) finally said of his closest Senate friend. There have been several. I just cant recall right now, right off the top of my head. Yet thats what has happened in the wake of Donald Trumps ascendancy to presumptive Republican nominee for president. In the Republican civil war over Trump, this is perhaps the most glaring example of...
  • Mr. Trump Goes To Washington

    05/12/2016 3:15:06 AM PDT · by onyx · 27 replies
    Mr. Trump Goes To Washington… Posted on May 12, 2016 by sundance Lets be politically and intellectually honest. At the scheduled meeting today between Donald Trump and Paul Ryan, Speaker Ryan needs Trump more than Nominee Trump needs Ryan.A strong argument can be made Ryan set up last weeks media construct, including the call to Jake Tapper requesting a CNN interview, to retain his own relevance.Against a growing electoral insurgency openly dismissing the Omnibus version of conservatism represented by Ryans’ inept and ineffective and self-centered leadership, Lyin’ Ryan could soon to be seated at the pouty table if he doesn’t...
  • Washington Post assigns army of 20 to dig into 'every phase' of Trump's life

    05/11/2016 3:10:29 PM PDT · by detective · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/11/16 | Paul Bedard
    The Washington Post has built a sizable army of reporters to dig into every facet of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's life under orders of new owner Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and Democratic Party donor. Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward revealed Wednesday that the Post has assigned 20 staffers to Trump. In addition the paper plans a book. "There's a lot we don't know," he told the National Association of Realtors convention in Washington. "We have 20 people working on Trump, we're going to do a book, we're doing articles about every phase of his life," he added.
  • The Daily 202: West Virginia results show disaffection, not ideology, fuels Sanders and Trump

    05/11/2016 11:38:47 AM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washungton Post ^ | May 11, 2016 | James Hohmann
    Americans, collectively, are not as angry as watching cable TV would lead you to believe. But many poorer, less-educated folks who have been left behind in the 21st centurythe ones who have seen their wages stagnate, their opportunities for upward mobility disappear and their life expectancies shortenare looking to disrupt a status quo that has not worked for them. Thats what Sanders and Trump are both promising to do. And thats the main reason why Bernie beat Hillary Clinton in yesterdays West Virginia Democratic primary by 15.4 points. He carried every single county in the Mountaineer State, which by every...
  • Trump and GOP leaders might never be on the same page

    05/11/2016 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2016 | Dan Balz
    Donald Trump will come to Washington on Thursday for a series of meetings with Republican congressional leaders. The goal, all involved say, is to hasten the process of unifying a fractured party. The reality is that, nice words to the contrary, Trump and those party leaders are likely never to fully achieve that result.
  • The GOPs electoral-map problem is not about Trump. Its about demographics.

    05/08/2016 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Republicans have a major electoral-map problem in November. Major. Donald Trumps victory last week in Indianas primary not only effectively sealed the GOP nomination for the real estate billionaire but also brought into sharp relief how difficult it will be for any Republican to get to 270 electoral votes and beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president this fall. Start here: Eighteen states plus the District of Columbia have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in every election between 1992 and 2012. Add them up, and you get 242 electoral votes.
  • How Jodie Foster stays one of the most real stars in Hollywood [Wash Post pushes Lesbianism]

    05/08/2016 1:46:53 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 69 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | May 7, 2016 | Ann Hornaday
    Jodie Foster is on point. Mere minutes into conversation and she’s talking politics, specifically as they pertain to “Money Monster,” a timely thriller she’s directed. It’s impossible to watch “Money Monster,” which stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts and opens May 13, and not be reminded of the indeterminate rage of the Trump phenomenon. She’s eager to talk about “Money Monster,” in which Clooney plays Lee Gates, the swaggering, superficial star of a cable financial show who’s taken hostage by a young man, played by Jack O’Connell, whose savings have been wiped out by one of Gates’s stock tips. Foster...
  • Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight

    05/07/2016 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Republic_Venom · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2016 | Catherine Rampell
    On Thursday evening, a 40-year-old man with dark, curly hair, olive skin and an exotic foreign accent boarded a plane. It was a regional jet making a short, uneventful hop from Philadelphia to nearby Syracuse. Or so dozens of unsuspecting passengers thought. The curly-haired man tried to keep to himself, intently if inscrutably scribbling on a notepad hed brought aboard. His seatmate, a blond-haired, 30-something woman sporting flip-flops and a red tote bag, looked him over. He was wearing navy Diesel jeans and a red Lacoste sweater a look he would later describe as simple elegance ...
  • Donald Trump on education: Wrong, wrong and wrong

    05/08/2016 12:37:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Valerie Strauss
    Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, doesnt talk all that much about education issues, but when he does, it is usually about the Common Core, rankings and spending. And usually he is wrong, wrong and wrong. In one Trump ad this year, he hit all three in just a few sentences: Im a tremendous believer in education. But education has to be at a local level. We cannot have the bureaucrats in Washington telling you how to manage your childs education. So Common Core is a total disaster. We cant let it continue. We are rated 28th in the...
  • California Likely Voting on Marijuana Legalization This November

    05/08/2016 4:54:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/7/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    It looks as though California will be considering a measure this November to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults over the age of 21. If the ballot measure actually makes the ballot, both California and Maine may soon be joining Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and the District of Columbia as states where it's completely legal to toke up. To make the ballot, organizers had to garner more than 365,880 signatures. According to the coalition behind the ballot initiative, over 600,000 people have signed in support. Supporters of the measure include Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome (D) and Facebook president...
  • Bushes snub of Trump has roots in Republican base anger

    05/05/2016 9:59:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5 at 12:27 PM | David Weigel
    Losing the endorsements of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush as harsh an indictment as the "establishment" can offer is no punishment at all in the eyes of many conservatives. ... The utter failure of the Bush brand surprised some people, given that Republican voters still generally say that they like Bush. But this ignores the role both Bushes now play in conservative history as sellouts. George H.W. Bush's acceptance of a tax hike (forced on him by a Democratic Congress) is the Genesis story of the anti-tax movement. George W. Bush's record in office, for...
  • Trump team vows to win delegate majority (by May)as rivals prepare for open convention

    05/04/2016 4:02:21 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/9/2016 | Dan Balz, Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Our target date is June 7, but our goal is in the middle of May to be the presumptive nominee, Paul Manafort, Trumps newly installed convention manager, who has been given broad authority to shape the campaign, said in a wide-ranging interview here.
  • Trump's impending nomination means it's time for a third candidate

    05/03/2016 7:43:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 162 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2016 | Eliot A. Cohen
    Eliot A. Cohen served in the Defense and State departments in the George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations, respectively. It's over. Donald Trump, a man utterly unfit for the position by temperament, values and policy preferences, will be the Republican nominee for president. He will run against Hillary Clinton, who is easily the lesser evil but is trailed by clouds of scandal and misconduct and whose party's left wing poses its own threats to liberties of speech, religion, enterprise and association. It is time for a third candidate, and probably for a third party.
  • Man Hijacks Metrobus; Pedestrian Fatally Struck: Police (Armed Teens Hijack DC Metro Bus)

    05/03/2016 9:07:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | 03 MAY 16 | News staff
    A man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon and hijacked his bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The bus then struck a pedestrian, who later died. It's not clear where the bus was taken from, but police say the bus in now stopped at a gas station in the 4300 block of Minnesota Avenue in Northeast Washington. Police say the suspect got on the bus and attacked the bus driver with a weapon. The driver managed to get off the bus, but suffered a back injury in the process. He is expected to be OK. The suspect then drove...
  • Republicans have a massive electoral map problem that has nothing to do with Donald Trump

    05/02/2016 11:49:24 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 65 replies
    Washington (com)Post ^ | 5-2-16 | Chris Cillizza
    Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 13 points and Ted Cruz by nine. Why is that important? Because if Clinton wins Florida and carries the 19 states (plus D.C.) that have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in each of the last six elections, she will be the 45th president. It's that simple. Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 13 points and Ted Cruz by nine....
  • Illegal Alien Stabs Father of Two to Death, Ripping Out His Liver (Comments Closed)

    05/02/2016 5:29:29 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 35 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 5-1-2016 | Katie McHugh
    An illegal alien from El Salvador, Mauricio Morales-Caceres, faces life in prison without parole after being convicted of stabbing acquaintance Oscar Navarro, father of two, at least 89 times with a 15-inch butcher knife and tearing out his liver with his bare hands but no comments on this shocking murder by a foreign national, who smiled cheerfully in his mugshot, are allowed, according to the Washington Post. The Washington Post buried the fact that Morales-Caceresis is an illegal alien.
  • Curt Schilling not happy bloody sock game cut from...30 for 30 [ESPN purges history]

    05/02/2016 3:10:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    wash post ^ | 5/2/16 | D Bieler
    Curt Schilling was recently fired by ESPN in large part because of his frequent social-media activity, specifically controversial memes and comments shared by the former pitcher. So when reports circulated online that ESPN had cut Schilling’s memorable “bloody sock” performance in the 2004 ALCS from its Sunday airing of a “30 for 30″ documentary about that Red Sox-Yankees showdown, it was no surprise to see him weigh in quickly, and strongly.
  • 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader

    05/01/2016 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2016 | Peter Holley
    Chris Gaither was home alone petting the dogs on Wednesday morning when he heard a noise upstairs. The 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Ala., told NBC affiliate WVTM-TV that he was scared, so he grabbed a knife and steadied himself. Chris said that a man appeared on the stairwell, but when confronted, he ran back up upstairs. When the man reappeared moments later, the boy told WVTM-TV, the individual was holding a gun. When he was coming down the stairs, thats when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that, Chris said. Instead of running, Chris...
  • He started crying like a little baby: 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader

    05/01/2016 8:55:53 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 54 replies
    Washington Pest ^ | 5/1/16 | Peter Holley
    Chris Gaither was home alone petting the dogs on Wednesday morning when he heard a noise upstairs. The 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Ala., told NBC affiliate WVTM-TV that he was scared, so he grabbed a knife and steadied himself. Chris said that a man appeared on the stairwell, but when confronted, he ran back up upstairs. When the man reappeared moments later, the boy told WVTM-TV, the individual was holding a gun. When he was coming down the stairs, thats when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that, Chris said. Instead of running, Chris...
  • [George Will]:If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House

    04/29/2016 8:41:16 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 339 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 29 April 2016 | George Will
    Donald Trumps damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative presidential aspirant in their partys history. These collaborationists will render themselves ineligible to participate in the partys reconstruction. Ted Cruzs announcement of his preferred running mate has enhanced the nomination process by giving voters pertinent information. They already know the only important thing about Trumps choice: His running mate will be unqualified for high office because he or she will think Trump is qualified. Hillary Clintons optimal running mate might be Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio,...
  • I said I wouldnt back Donald Trump at the GOP convention. Then the threats began.

    04/17/2016 3:37:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Washington Post's PostEverything ^ | April 15, 2016 | Craig Dunn, Chairman, Howard County Republican Party
    The first email I opened had the subject line, Trump Bull****. The message was pretty simple: You sorry mother******! I hope the worst for you and yours! The next email had the unambiguous subject line, Traitor of the people and what was the Conservative party/now the conjoined twin of the Progressive left. This missive carried a religious message: God calls me to pray for my enemies and you are my enemy. Your thinking causes you to be a traitor to the citizenry. Imagine the disgrace U R. What was the heinous offense that I committed that made me, according to...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trumps vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • Long before John Boehner called Ted Cruz Lucifer in the flesh, he called him his lawyer

    04/28/2016 12:43:33 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/28/16 | Sean Sullivan
    We are re-upping this post from early 2014 in light of Boehner labeling Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" and saying, "I've never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Here's where their work together began, two decades ago. For what it's worth, Cruz downplayed their relationship Thursday in his comments responding to Boehner. "I've met John Boehner two or three times in my life," he assured. As we show below, that's not entirely accurate.