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  • George Will on Why He Really Supports Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m a Conservative’

    06/26/2016 5:04:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/26/16 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Washington Post columnist George Will explained why he left the Republican Party over presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Will said, “I left it for the same reason I joined it in 1964 when I voted for Barry Goldwater, because I was a conservative. I leave for the same reason, I’m a conservative. To give you a time line, shortly after Trump became the presumptive nominee he had a summit meeting with Paul Ryan where they stressed their vast shared ground, which is more important than their differences. I thought that was puzzling...
  • Many experienced GOP strategists unwilling to work for Trump (Some of Cruz's Crew)

    06/26/2016 1:49:19 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 156 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2016 | Steve Peoples
    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that to best compete against Hillary Clinton he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. But many of the most experienced Republican political advisers aren’t willing to work for him. (Snip) While there are exceptions, many strategists who best understand the mechanics of presidential politics fear that taking a Trump paycheck might stain their resumes, spook other clients and even cause problems at home. They also are reluctant to devote months to a divisive candidate whose campaign has been plagued by infighting and disorganization. “Right now I...
  • NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist(STW)

    06/26/2016 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Erik Wemple
    This report refers to Shannon Watts as one in a group of “regular people” who began advocating for stricter gun control measures in recent years. After the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., she created the “One Million Moms for Gun Control” Facebook page. It later became “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” We should have noted that Watts has a background in corporate communications. From 1998 to mid-2012, she was a corporate communications executive or consultant at such companies as Monsanto and FleishmanHillard. Before that, Watts had what she says was a...
  • Clinton Opens 12-Point Lead on Trump as Two-Thirds See Him as Biased (POLL)

    06/26/2016 6:48:30 AM PDT · by John W · 132 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Gary Langer
    Hillary Clinton surged to a broad advantage against Donald Trump in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, capitalizing on Trump’s recent campaign missteps. Two-thirds of Americans see him as biased against groups such as women, minorities or Muslims, and a new high, 64 percent, call Trump unqualified to serve as president. These and other doubts about Trump have produced a sharp 14-point swing in preferences among registered voters, from +2 points for Trump in mid-May, after he clinched the GOP nomination, to +12 points for Clinton now, 51-39 percent. That snaps the race essentially back to where it was in...
  • This autonomous, 3D-printed bus starts giving rides in Washington, DC today

    06/21/2016 10:08:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | June 16, 2016 | Tamara Warren
    Local Motors, the Arizona-based automaker that crowdsources vehicle design, has introduced a 3D-printed, autonomous, electric shuttle bus that is partially recyclable called Olli. Local Motors says that it's the first vehicle to use IBM Watson’s car-focused cognitive learning platform, Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive. It’s a boxy, far-out concept that may be the first of its kind, but that’s the point for a company that isn’t focused only on making vehicles — it’s about remaking the car manufacturing business. If all goes according to plan, Olli will be giving autonomous rides at the company’s introductory event on the...
  • She Has Down Syndrome But She Just Graduated From High School With a 3.7 GPA

    06/23/2016 10:44:35 PM PDT · by kathsua · 19 replies
    lifenews ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Young people with Down syndrome are constantly surprising their communities by showing how much they can achieve. They are learning to read and write, graduating from high school and college, and becoming fashion models and business owners. Now, a Washington, D.C. teen made history last week when she became the first student with Down syndrome to graduate with a full high school diploma from the D.C. Public Schools, The Federalist reports. Madison Essig graduated with 3.7 GPA and National Honor Society honors, but her mother had to fight to ensure her daughter had that opportunity, Fox 5 News reports. Madison’s...
  • Work Begins to Try to Save Christianity’s Holiest Shrine: Jesus’ Tomb

    06/23/2016 6:44:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/20/16 | William Booth
    JERUSALEM — Work has begun to save the holiest shrine in Christendom. It won’t be a simple patch-and-paint job. This is the alpha and omega of restoration projects. They are going to repair Jesus’ tomb — with titanium bolts. Over the next nine months, a team of Greek conservationists will restore the collapsing chapel built above and around the burial cave where the faithful believe that Jesus was buried and rose from the dead after the Crucifixion. To fix the chapel, which is buckling under its own weight, the crew will have to enter a few square meters of the...
  • House sit-in guarantees gun control will be a top issue in fall election

    06/23/2016 7:38:06 AM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2016 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: Paul Ryan calls it “a publicly stunt.” That may be true. But it is proving to be a darn effective one. Republicans, unsure about how to deal with a sit-in that started on the House floor yesterday at 11:30 a.m., tried to talk over Democrats and hold routine votes. Then, around 3:30 a.m., they adjourned the chamber until after July Fourth – two days earlier than planned. In so doing, they’ve guaranteed that the debate about gun control will roil the congressional recess and remain a dominant storyline for the next two weeks. Democrats continue to occupy...
  • Trump’s challenge to official Washington (Pete Hoekstra)

    06/22/2016 7:06:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Pete Hoekstra
    The bipartisan Washington elite still cannot grasp the Donald Trump phenomenon. How can someone possibly succeed in politics by telling grass-roots America that he understands their anxieties and intends to do something about them? The Beltway crowd has for years conditioned the country to expect lofty platitudes followed by failure and inaction. When the presumptive Republican nominee for president speaks, large constituencies hear a straightforward message. Then official Washington — in all of its contempt for voters — anatomizes and reads between the lines until they have grossly distorted his words. For example, Mr. Trump’s policy of “America First” says...
  • White TV anchor fired after racial comments fights back with discrimination lawsuit

    06/21/2016 6:24:32 AM PDT · by orchestra · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/21/2016 | Katie Mettler
    In March, a white award-winning broadcast news anchor in Pittsburgh posted on her professional Facebook page what she claimed was a heartfelt call to action on the perceived black-on-black crime epidemic in the United States, particularly in the city she’d covered for almost 20 years. The post came two weeks after she covered a mass shooting at a backyard barbecue that left four people injured and six dead, including a pregnant woman, in Wilkinsburg, a majority black borough. The district attorney called the heinous crime calculated, planned and one of the “most brutal” he had seen in his 18-year tenure.
  • Israel wants someone to build a $5 billion island off Gaza — for a seaport, hotels, airport

    06/20/2016 11:52:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The Israeli government is considering a proposal to build an artificial island off the Gaza Strip that a top official says would give Palestinians living in the besieged enclave their one and only seaport — and maybe a hotel and an international airport, too. The Israeli minister of intelligence who is promoting the plan, Israel Katz, said the Jewish state is actively seeking financial partners for the $5 billion project. Katz mentioned the Saudis and Chinese as possible builders of the port — or maybe a mysterious Israeli entrepreneur. He declined to name names. ... He said the plan is...
  • Fact Check: WaPo Gives Democrats Many Pinocchios For These False Claims on Guns

    06/20/2016 9:51:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Guy Benson
    The entire purpose of my satirical piece demanding the immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood and reconsideration of the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling "as a result of" the Orlando terrorist attack was to promote fact-based rationality in policymaking, even in the wake -- or especially in the wake -- of a terrible event.  "Public policy should be crafted based on evidence and empiricism, ever mindful of the constitution, even when it's politically inconvenient. Our discourse should encourage thoughtful disagreement, not seek to squelch it by serially impugning others' motives.  Our analysis of stomach-turning violent instances should be rooted in reality and fact, not shoe-horned into pre-existing ideological narratives," my author's note...
  • Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

    06/19/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 June 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trump’s revocation of the Washington Post’s campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane. Joe Concha of Mediaite remembers what happened 8 years ago, and contrasts the media response in the two instances: The year was 2008. The candidate had a big lead in the polls...
  • Donald Trump says it's 'not nice' to call women 'tough'

    06/19/2016 3:54:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | Saturday, June 18, 2016 | Jenna Johnson and Ryan Van Velzer
    Donald Trump lavished praise on former Arizona governor Jan Brewer (R) at a Saturday afternoon rally, asking her to stand and be recognized by his crowd of several thousand. "She's an amazing person," Trump said, as Brewer stood in a small penned-off area for VIPs. "And, you know, it's not nice to say about a woman, but you are tough. Aren't you? Huh? She is tough. She's smart." When asked why it is "not nice" to say that a woman is tough, Trump's spokeswoman forwarded this comment from him: "She's tough and she's smart and she was a great Governor...
  • Helen Thomas, JFK went on date

    10/05/2013 5:18:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    Helen Thomas, JFK went on date By: Andrew Glass October 5, 2013 03:47 PM EDT Helen Thomas covered 10 presidents, from Eisenhower through Obama, in her time as a White House correspondent. She also went on a date with one of them, it emerged during a memorial service attended by about 500 people Saturday at the National Press Club for Thomas, who died on July 20 at age 92. As told by Suzanne Geha, Thomas’s niece, who presided, Thomas arrived in Washington in 1942, at age 22, shortly after graduating from Detroit’s Wayne State University. United Press (later UPI) hired...
  • FBI agents: Hillary 'bullied' Vince Foster to death

    06/03/2016 4:43:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The author of a book about Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster, the aide whose death in 1993 was ruled a suicide, says Clinton triggered Foster’s death by bullying him unmercifully, calling him out from among his colleagues as a failure. The claim comes from Ronald Kessler, formerly an investigative reporter with the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and the author of “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and The Secrets of the FBI.” Kessler wrote about his claim in the London Daily Mail on Thursday. The controversies surrounding Foster’s death...
  • The interesting thing that happened when Kansas cut taxes and California hiked them

    06/18/2016 11:23:17 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2016 | By Jim Tankersley and Max Ehrenfreund
    In 2012, voters in California approved a measure to raise taxes on millionaires, bringing their top state income tax rate to 13.3 percent, the highest in the nation. Conservative economists predicted calamity, or at least a big slowdown in growth. Also that year, the governor of Kansas signed a series of changes to the state's tax code, including reducing income and sales tax rates. Conservative economists predicted a boom. Neither of those predictions came true. Not right away -- California grew just fine in the year the tax hikes took effect -- and especially not in the medium term, as...
  • Several GOP delegates working to block Trump's nomination: report

    06/17/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 165 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    At least 30 delegates are mounting a longshot attempt to deny Donald Trump the GOP presidential nomination on the convention floor, The Washington Post reported Friday. The delegates hope to change party rules next month to take away delegates who are pledged to the presumptive nominee but who may not actually support him. The attempt comes on the heels of a tough stretch for Trump, who has seen his favorability plummet and any lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton evaporate over his attacks on a Hispanic federal judge, comments this week about banning Muslims and other controversies. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/283912-several-gop-delegates-working-to-block-trumps-nomination
  • The Gun the Orlando Shooter Used Was a Sig Sauer MCX, Not an AR-15. That Doesn’t Change Much.

    06/15/2016 2:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    In the hours after Sunday’s mass shooting at an Orlando night club, Chief John Mina of the Orlando Police Department said the gunman’s weapons included a pistol and an “AR-15-type assault rifle.” On Monday night, officials clarified that the rifle Omar Mateen used in the shooting was not an AR-15, but a Sig Sauer MCX rifle. While aesthetically similar to and just as lethal as an AR-15, the MCX is internally a different beast, thus all but removing it from the AR-15 family of rifles. Yet while the weapon is different, the MCX and the AR-15 share the same design...
  • Why Trump was 100 percent right to revoke the Washington Post’s press credentials

    06/15/2016 12:12:26 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/15/16 | Dan Calabrese
    They flat-out lied about his Orlando comments. And they know it too. You have heard in the past few days that Donald Trump has “banned” the Washington Post from covering his campaign. He has done no such thing. He can do no such thing. The Post can write about Trump’s campaign every day, and they have continued to do so. What Trump has done is revoked the press credentials of the Post’s reporters who want to attend his campaign events as working media. And had I been Trump after the events of the past few days, I would have done...
  • Top Republicans join Obama in condemning Trump’s words

    06/15/2016 5:33:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/15/2016 | Sean Sullivan, Mike DeBonis
    Top Republicans joined with President Obama and other Democrats Tuesday in sharply condemning Donald Trump’s reaction to the nightclub massacre in Orlando, decrying his anti-Muslim rhetoric and his questioning of Obama’s allegiances as divisive and out of step with America’s values. Trump — who just a week ago signaled an intent to snap his campaign into a more measured tone for the general election — showed no sign of backing down from his suggestions that Obama was somehow connected to or sympathetic with terrorists, telling the Associated Press that the president “continues to prioritize our enemy” over Americans. In separate...
  • Donald Trump Picked the Wrong News Editor to (bleep) With

    06/14/2016 2:24:48 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 45 replies
    Esquire via Yahoo News ^ | June 14, 2016 | Charles Pierce
    Holy hell, even I didn't know that He, Trump was dumb enough to cancel the credentials of The Washington Post. But Tiger Beat On The Potomac was all over it. "Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post," Trump posted on Facebook. Trump had posted to Facebook nearly 20 minutes earlier "to show you how dishonest the phony Washington Post is." "I am no fan of President Obama, but to show you how dishonest the phony Washington Post is, they...
  • How Donald Trump mastered the art of political innuendo and rumor-mongering

    06/14/2016 9:19:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Jenna Johnson, who covers Donald Trump's presidential campaign for The Post, wrote a very important piece Monday that details how the presumptive Republican nominee moves rumor and innuendo into the public consciousness without ever having to directly answer for it. Trump's strategy comes down to three simple words: "People are saying." As in: "There are a lot of people that think maybe he doesn’t want to get it. A lot of people think maybe he doesn’t want to know about it. I happen to think that he just doesn’t know what he’s doing, but there are many people that think...
  • Donald Trump just barred Washington Post reporters from campaign events. That should bother you.

    06/14/2016 12:29:44 AM PDT · by SteveH · 112 replies
    washington post ^ | june 13, 2016 | By Chris Cillizza
    Trump expanded on that in a statement released Monday night. Here it is, in full: The Washington Post unfortunately covers Mr. Trump very inaccurately. Today's headline, "Donald Trump Suggests President Obama Was Involved With Orlando Shooting" is a perfect example. We no longer feel compelled to work with a publication which has put its need for "clicks" above journalistic integrity. They have no journalistic integrity and write falsely about Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump does not mind a bad story, but it has to be honest. The fact is, The Washington Post is being used by the owners of Amazon as...
  • Donald Trump BANS Washington Post From Campaign Events!

    06/13/2016 1:50:55 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 109 replies
    Donald Trump Facebook ^ | June 13, 2016 | Donald J Trump
    Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post.
  • Ex-wife of suspected Orlando shooter: 'He beat me'

    06/12/2016 1:27:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 12, 2016 | Adam Goldman and Julie Tate
    The ex-wife of the 29-year-old man suspected of killing 50 people in a Orlando nightclub early Sunday said that he was violent and mentally unstable and beat her repeatedly while they were married. The ex-wife said she met Omar Mateen online about eight years ago and decided to move to Florida and marry him. At first, the marriage was normal, she said, but then he became abusive. [Snip] After the couple split, a friend of Mateen's said the young man became steadily more religious. The friend, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Mateen several years ago went on...
  • La Raza Council Cancels Pro-Muslim, Anti-Trump Event After Massive Terrorist Attack

    06/12/2016 10:00:50 PM PDT · by detective · 116 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/12/2016 | Casey Harper
    A coalition of civil rights groups planned to hold an event Monday attacking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his rhetoric against Mexicans and Muslims, but cancelled it after 50 people were killed and at least 53 more wounded in a reported Islamic terrorist attack Sunday. The event was supposed to include leaders from several top rights groups including National Council of La Raza and Muslim Advocates, an advocacy group founded by American Muslim lawyers. The groups said in a press release promoting the event they planned to condemn Trump for “demonizing” certain groups and would demand an apology. The...
  • Orlando shooting suspect’s father hosted a political TV show

    06/12/2016 11:43:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 82 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12 Jun 2016 | Max Bearak
    The father of Omar Mateen, identified by police as the man behind the carnage at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, is an Afghan man who holds strong political views, including support for the Afghan Taliban. Seddique Mateen, who has been referred to as Mir Seddique in early news reports, hosted the “Durand Jirga Show” on a channel called Payam-e-Afghan, which broadcasts from California. In it, the elder Mateen speaks in the Dari language on a variety of political subjects. Dozens of videos are posted on a channel under Seddique Mateen's name on YouTube. A phone number and post office...
  • Suicide by Self-Importance

    06/11/2016 7:05:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The American Interest ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jason Willick
    Of all the displays of political myopia and intolerance in the American academy over the past several years, this story may be the most astonishing: Students and faculty at Northwestern University have forced Karl Eikenberry—a retired three-star general and fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies—to withdraw his appointment as head of a new global affairs institute on the Evanston campus on the grounds that he is a “career military officer.” The Washington Post‘s report on the story contains a truly remarkable, and telling, quote from one student involved in the crusade against the general (who has...
  • Trump knocks rivals in Florida and Pennsylvania — and not just the Democrats

    06/11/2016 4:51:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal
    Donald Trump called for the Republican Party to fall in line behind his presidential bid Saturday during campaign swings through Florida and Pennsylvania, attacking skeptical members of his own party along with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. “We have a war to win against a very crooked politician. The Republican Party really should get their act together,” Trump said here Saturday. “They have to come together. We have to win. And if for no other reason, the Supreme Court, remember that.”
  • Sanders: I'm staying in the race

    06/09/2016 10:15:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 112 replies
    Politico ^ | June 9, 2016 | Nick Gass
    After spending an hour meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House, Bernie Sanders vowed to stay in the race for Tuesday's District of Columbia primary while acknowledging that he would work with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in the general election. Sanders ticked through a list of his priorities, promising to take those issues to the convention in Philadelphia next month.
  • I’m voting for Donald Trump, so I went to see him speak. Protesters broke my nose.

    06/10/2016 12:29:03 PM PDT · by NRx · 44 replies
    WaPo ^ | 06-10-2016 | Juan Hernandez
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Last Thursday, I left work about 5 p.m. and drove to the San Jose Convention Center to hear Donald Trump speak. I’ve been voting for conservative candidates for 15 years and a registered Republican since 2015. Now that the general election is underway, I believe Trump is the best candidate to fix our country’s many problems, and I believe he’s going to be the next commander in chief. So I was excited to hear him, and to show my support. Walking into the rally with a friend, I was a little wary: Trump’s speech to the...
  • Hillary Clinton Meets With Elizabeth Warren At Her D.C. Home

    06/10/2016 11:56:53 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 54 replies
    hotair.com ^ | June 10, 2016
    Elizabeth Warren could be on her way to becoming Hillary Clinton’s choice for Vice President. Today, Clinton invited Warren to meet with her at her D.C. home. Politico reports: Cameras captured Warren exiting a blue SUV with legislative director Jon Donenberg and heading into Clinton’s Whitehaven residence Friday morning, more than an hour before Clinton was scheduled to deliver remarks at the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
  • Law professor backs Donald Trump’s conflict-of-interest charge against federal judge

    06/09/2016 3:36:52 AM PDT · by Enchante · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    A Washington D.C. law professor has given credence to Donald Trump’s charge that U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel has a conflict of interest in a court case involving the likely Republican presidential nominee, saying the judge’s affiliation with a group that advocated for illegal immigrants creates “an appearance of impropriety.” Mr. Curiel’s membership and active role in the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, whether or not it creates an actual bias, is enough to disqualify him from presiding over the case, said Victor Williams, a professor at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. “The standard isn’t that one...
  • Washington Post: The Purpose of Gun Registration is Gun Confiscation

    05/24/2016 4:30:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    There was a recent domestic shooting in Maryland.  The presumed perpetrator was a federal law enforcement officer.  He is reported to have killed his estranged wife and two other people.   His wife had a protective order against him in March, and the Federal Protective Service, of which Mr. Tordil was a member, took his service firearm and seven other firearms.This was in Maryland, which requires handguns to be registered. From the washingtonpost.com: Sheriff’s deputies can’t be faulted for not knowing about that gun because, thanks to the national gun lobby and the cowardice of Congress, there is no...
  • Newt Gingrich wants you to know Donald Trump is still doing great!

    06/07/2016 4:09:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Chris Cillizza
    I was stunned over the weekend when Newt Gingrich went hard after Donald Trump for the real estate mogul's comments about the ethnicity of a judge overseeing a case involving Trump University. *snip* Given that back and forth, I reached out to Gingrich to see what he made of the hubbub — and whether it had changed his generally positive views on Trump. It has not. Here's what Newt told me: Trump is going to be fine as a candidate. He is learning very rapidly. When [Ted] Cruz dropped out so early it took away the 60 days Trump and...
  • Clinton launching national security case against Trump in California speech

    05/31/2016 9:20:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 1, 2016 | Anne Gearan
    Retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor plans to vote for Hillary Clinton for president this year, but not because the longtime Republican and former top aide to then-Gen. David Petraeus has had a political conversion. He just thinks Republican Donald Trump is too dangerous to be president. “It will be the first Democratic presidential candidate I’ve voted for in my adult life,” said Mansoor, a professor of military history at Ohio State University. Clinton’s campaign hopes that there are many more national-­security-minded Republicans and independents who would vote for her, even grudgingly, rather than see Trump win the White House.
  • Press targets voters for fueling Trump's rise

    05/31/2016 7:32:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 31, 2016 | Eddie Scarry
    Columnists are starting to blame voters for the rise of Donald Trump, and say their collective decision to make him the presumptive Republican nominee is a terrible mistake. Liberal columnist Richard Cohen wrote in the Washington Post on Monday that the election has filled him with a sense of "fear of my fellow Americans." "I don't mean the occasional yahoo who turns a Trump rally into a hate fest," he wrote. "I mean the ones who do nothing. Who are silent. Who look the other way… I always knew who Trump was. It's the American people who have come as...
  • The Donald and the La Raza Judge

    06/06/2016 10:12:49 PM PDT · by pissant · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 7, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge? Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump University, is sticking it to him. And the judge's bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent. Can there be any defense of a statement so horrific? Just this. First, Trump has a perfect right to be angry about the judge's rulings and to question his motives. Second, there are grounds for believing Trump is right. On May 27,...
  • The War Party’s Candidate Harrumphs About Trump—–But Hillary’s The Dangerous One

    06/06/2016 1:48:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Contra Corner ^ | 06 June 2016 | Diana Johnstone
    On June 2, a few days before the California primary, Hillary Clinton gave up trying to compete with Bernie Sanders on domestic policy. Instead, she zeroed in on the soft target of Donald Trump’s most “bizarre rants” in order to present herself as experienced and reasonable. Evidently taking her Democratic Party nomination for granted, she is positioning herself as the perfect candidate for hawkish Republicans. Choosing to speak in San Diego, home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, on a platform draped with 19 American flags and preceded by half an hour of military marching music, Hillary Clinton was certain...
  • Rubin: If only a few Republicans had led, and not followed Trump

    06/06/2016 11:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | June 6, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    The most disturbing part of the Donald Trump phenomenon is the abysmal reaction of others on the right and across our political-media landscape. It is not merely left-wing protesters who turn violent or Trumpkin racists and anti-Semites on social media who should alarm us. Rather, it should concern us when so many wake up to say, "Let's do the wrong, cowardly thing." Imagine if: • Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus never went on bended knee to Trump with his worthless pledge but instead routinely denounced his utterances. • Republican candidates with no real chance to win chose not to...
  • Ugly, bloody scenes in San Jose as protesters attack Trump supporters outside rally

    06/03/2016 9:32:25 AM PDT · by Innovative · 141 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 3, 2016 | Sean Sullivan and Michael E. Miller
    Several people were caught on camera punching Trump supporters. At least one attacker was arrested, according to CNN, although police did not release much information. “The San Jose Police Department made a few arrests tonight after the Donald Trump Rally,” police said in a statement. “As of this time, we do not have specific information on the arrests made. There has been no significant property damage reported. One officer was assaulted.”
  • Former attorney general Alberto Gonzales: Trump right to question judge’s fairness

    06/04/2016 2:59:41 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 110 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 04, 2016, 12:55 pm | Mark Hensch
    June 04, 2016, 12:55 pm Former attorney general: Trump right to question judge’s fairness By Mark Hensch Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says Donald Trump is right to challenge the fairness a judge overseeing lawsuits against him. “An independent judiciary is extremely important. But that value is not the only one in play here,” Gonzales wrote in a Saturday op-ed for The Washington Post. "Equally important, if not more important from my perspective as a former judge and U.S. attorney general, is a litigant’s right to a fair trial,” he continued. “The protection of that right is a primary reason...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary 'triggered' suicide of President Bill Clinton's counsel Vince Foster when [tr]

    06/02/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2016 | Ronald Kessler
    Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, is the New York Times bestselling author of The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and The Secrets of the FBI. FBI agents investigating the death of Bill Clinton's Deputy White House Counsel found that Hillary Clinton 'triggered' his suicide when she attacked and humiliated her mentor from their former Rose Law Firm in front of other White House aides a week before he took his own life. Vince Foster's suicide has been the focus of much speculation since he shot...
  • Setting the record straight on Marion Shepilov Barry

    06/02/2016 9:01:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/2/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The following piece appeared on the Coach is Right website, one day after the death of Marion Barry on November 23rd, 1994. Lest we forget the quality of Democrat politicians. Now that Marion Shepilov Barry has gone to the great crack den in the sky it is worth noting what a lowlife he was. This is an honest obituary of one of the worst mayors in American history. *Democrat Marion Barry was the mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991 and again from 1995 to 1999. Marion Barry *Because he loved Communism so much Barry took the...
  • WashPost Pushes Muslim Boy and Girl Scouts as More American Than Trump

    05/30/2016 2:59:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | May 30, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine had an anti-Trump cover story. Three Muslim boys and three Muslim girls (all wearing a jihab) appear in their Scouting garb on the cover with the text: “Be Prepared: Muslim American Scouts grapple with the Trump era.” Throughout the piece, Post feature writer David Montgomery paired apparently outrageous quotes from Donald Trump (as well as Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Mike Huckabee) with Post rebuttals with all-American Muslim teenagers in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. It was all about "Islamophobia" clashing with American values: Yet the wave of Islamophobia had brought on a new level of...
  • David French signals the death of the ‘Never Trump’ movement. Sad!

    06/01/2016 7:37:51 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 70 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | June 1 at 10:14 AM | Chris Cillizza
    The "Never Trump" movement died on Tuesday night. That's when the loose affiliation of Republican pundits and conservative thinkers, banded together by their shared distaste for Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, leaked the news to Bloomberg that conservative lawyer David French was the secret third party candidate they have been working to recruit into the 2016 race as an alternative to the real estate mogul. The French news ended days of frantic speculation set off by a tweet -- yes, this is the world we now live in -- by Weekly Standard editor and "Never Trump" leader Bill Kristol....
  • Scientists crack mystery of shrimp packing such a punch it can split your thumb

    06/01/2016 7:20:55 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    washington post ^ | 1 June 2016 | Ben Guarino
    Fishermen call the animals “thumb-splitters” — at least one man has had a finger amputated after a mantis shrimp strike — and a blow from the crustacean’s truncheon can crack a pane of stock aquarium glass... The mantis shrimp, only distantly related to the species you would find covered in tempura batter, come in two types, which marine biologists divide into “spearers” or “smashers.” The spearers impale prey with a javelin strike of a pointed claw, whereas the smashers use their fist-like appendages to pop the shells of their food. Smashers, and their shrimply hammers — technically known as dactyl...
  • Donald Trump, bully in chief “YES, IT is going to be like this”

    05/31/2016 10:50:54 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 84 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 31 at 7:51 PM | Editorial Board
    “YES, IT is going to be like this,” Donald Trump said during a news conference Tuesday, after a reporter asked if he would be as hostile to legitimate scrutiny once elected as he is now. His honesty offered a bracing counterpoint to the pusillanimous Republican leaders who continue to insist that the reality-television star would be different once in office.
  • How the loyal support of biker gangs unites Trump and Putin

    06/01/2016 5:08:02 AM PDT · by McGruff · 41 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | June 1, 2016 | Ishaan Tharoor
    Donald Trump, the apparent Republican presidential nominee, attended the annual Rolling Thunder rally this weekend in the nation’s capital. The event, now a decades-old tradition, honors veterans and draws thousands of bikers. At this year’s event, some 5,000 bikers motored past the Pentagon to the Mall... The phenomenon of biker gangs mixing with ultranationalism, of course, is not simply an American one. In fact, perhaps the most successful convergence of bikers and power politics can be found thousands of miles away in Russia, a putative adversary... President Vladimir Putin has for many years cultivated a muscular nationalism, beginning with his...