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  • Like Father, Like Son: Mitt Romney Shivs Donald Trump Like his Dad Knifed Barry Goldwater

    07/01/2016 5:08:29 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Neil W. McCabe
    Neil W. McCabeJune 30, 2016 Former Massachusetts governor W. Mitt Romney told “Face The Nation” host John Dickerson Wednesday that his conscience would not allow him to vote for his party’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump, reports Atlantic.com. “It’s a matter of personal conscience,” he said. “I can’t vote for either of those two people,” he said at the Aspen Ideas forum, co-sponsored by Atlantic and the Aspen Institute. Romney also allowed that his wife Ann would be an ideal president and he could write in her name, or failing that, he would write in the name of a third-party candidate....
  • How Clinton Operatives Are Now Building A Firewall Around Bill Clinton’s Alleged

    07/01/2016 4:24:43 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 16 replies
    http://dcwhispers.com/ ^ | July 1, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Team Clinton is said to have known it could be an issue for Hillary’s campaign months before she announced. Another sex scandal involving former President Bill Clinton, though this time, whispers were of an appetite for young, perhaps even underage, girls – something even (some) Clinton-supporting voters would be unable to forgive. What to do, what to do…
  • Austrian presidential election result overturned and must be held again

    07/01/2016 3:34:07 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7-1-16 | Philip Oltermann
    Austria’s constitutional court has annulled the result of the country’s presidential elections a week before the winning candidate was due to be sworn into office. The court president, Gerhart Holzinger, announced on Friday that the run-off vote between Norbert Hofer of the populist rightwing Freedom party and Green-backed Alexander Van der Bellen would have to be repeated across the whole country after an investigation had revealed irregularities in the count of the vote in several constituencies. In May, Hofer had lost out to Van der Bellen in a knife-edge election, with a majority of only 30,863 votes. While the Austrian...
  • Hillary Lied Under Oath Said She Checked in on Benghazi Survivors –Called JUST ONE of 35 Survivors

    06/30/2016 8:45:12 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/30/2016 | Jim Hoft
    In October 2015 Hillary Clinton testified before Congress. Hillary told the Benghazi committee she checked in on the government personnel who were injured during the terrorist attacks in Benghazi. Hillary told the committee, “I talked to the survivors when they came back to the United States.” Hillary Lied Under Oath=> Said She Checked in on Benghazi Survivors – But Called JUST ONE of 35 Survivors Jim Hoft Jun 30th, 2016 8:30 am 81 Comments In October 2015 Hillary Clinton testified before Congress. Hillary told the Benghazi committee she checked in on the government personnel who were injured during the terrorist...
  • Trump Rally – Did You See What Happened In Bangor Maine?(73M projected to vote for Trump)

    06/30/2016 8:08:33 PM PDT · by GilGil · 88 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6/30/2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Bangor Maine yesterday. For some odd reason the U.S. national media didn’t quite share the scope of the support he found there...
  • The Most Essential Issue In A Trump Victory

    06/30/2016 10:28:07 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 26 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | June 28, 2016 | William Flax
    Trump: The Issue America First: The issue in 2016 Presidential Campaign. Constitution requires putting America & the Americans first. All duties flow from that requirement. Whether or not there is ambiguity as to American Constitutional intent on some matters, there is absolute clarity as to functional intent with respect to one overriding issue. The primary issue in the 2016 Presidential campaign is clearly to determine whom an American President has the duty to serve; whose interests must be honored; who favored. To address this issue, consider the stated purpose of the Constitution--the avowed intent of the framers--the ratified intent of...
  • Cleveland relaxes rules on protest marches at GOP convention (incoming leftist swarms)

    06/30/2016 7:45:46 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/2016 | AP
    CLEVELAND – The relaxation of rules on protest marches during the upcoming Republican National Convention and the shrinking of a designated event zone downtown is an "important victory" for free speech rights, a civil rights group said Wednesday. A federal judge said last week that the city's regulations for the four-day convention, which starts July 18, were unconstitutional and ordered city attorneys to negotiate new rules with the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. The ACLU of Ohio had sued the city on behalf of two groups planning protests and rallies the first day of the convention and a homeless...
  • CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT DUTERTE

    06/30/2016 7:17:32 AM PDT · by knarf · 39 replies
    The Philippines ^ | June 30, 2016 | The Philippine people
    They're 12 hours ahead of usTotal clip about twenty minutes
  • FIRST on NH1 News: Trump to give speech Thursday at former Sylvania plant in Manchester

    06/30/2016 5:04:57 AM PDT · by euram · 20 replies
    NH1 ^ | June 29 2016 | Paul Steinhauser
    For an address on the loss of manufacturing jobs, Trump’s campaign chose an appropriate location. Osram Sylvania announced the closing of the Manchester plant in September 2014, citing declining sales for traditional lighting products. Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas said at the time that when the plant closed, 150 jobs were lost.
  • Election 2016: Your money, your vote 71% of Americans believe economy is 'rigged'

    06/30/2016 4:24:54 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 16 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 28, 2016 | Heather Long
    The overwhelming majority of Americans believe the economy is rigged. Seventy-one percent think the U.S. economic system is "rigged in favor of certain groups," according to a new poll by Marketplace and Edison Research. The poll asked a simple question: Which of the following comes closer to your opinion on the economic system in the U.S. People could select between three options: 1. The economic system is rigged in favor of certain groups 2. The economy system is fair to all Americans 3. Don't know Most selected rigged economy. It didn't matter if the person was white, black or Hispanic...
  • Judge Expands Investigation into Hillary Clinton’s Dealings with Foundation Donors

    06/30/2016 3:07:11 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/30/2016 | BRENDAN BORDELON Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437312/hillary-clinton-emails
    E-mails ordered released Wednesday could contain evidence that Clinton kept a secret, off-the-books schedule of meetings with foreign foundation donors as secretary of state. E-mails ordered released Wednesday could contain evidence that Clinton kept a secret, off-the-books schedule of meetings with foreign foundation donors as secretary of state. A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the State Department to produce the e-mail records of Hillary Clinton’s scheduler during her tenure as secretary of state, expanding an investigation being pursued by conservative nonprofit Citizens United into the overlap between Clinton’s official travel and her meetings with foreign Clinton Foundation donors. Citizens United...
  • Here’s Why Clinton Will Lose the Election to Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 12:43:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 42 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 11 MAY 2016 | Liz Peek
    Here’s how Hillary Clinton plans to beat Donald Trump: She will replay the very successful 1964 campaign against Barry Goldwater. That is, she will scare the bejeezus out of Americans by describing Trump as a “loose cannon,” someone who cannot be trusted with America’s nuclear arsenal. At the same time, she will convince Republicans, alarmed at the prospect of a Goldwater-scale defeat, that backing her is the sensible choice. Her surrogates in the media are already spreading this narrative, which may prove as empty as Clinton’s record as secretary of state. Goldwater was the conservative presidential candidate who went down...
  • Hillary Clinton Will Win by a Landslide Against Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 12:37:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 46 replies
    Observer ^ | 06/07/16 8:00am | Brent Budowsky
    I try to minimize election predictions—especially long before the voting on election day—but I consider this prediction one of the easiest I have ever made. Hillary Clinton will win by a landslide against Donald Trump. I expect her to win 46 states, and if I am wrong, it is equally likely she will win more than 46 states in November, rather than less. FBI Director James Comey will announce that he is not recommending a criminal prosecution in the Clinton email case, which will give her a tremendous boost. To understand the full magnitude of Clinton’s coming victory consider the...
  • Remembering the Jimmy Carter vrs. Ronald Reagan election in 1980.

    06/29/2016 11:13:06 PM PDT · by vannrox · 42 replies
    Self | 30 june 2016 | Vannrox
    I was curious as to all the polls that show a tight race between Trump and Hillary Clinton. To this end, I googled the Reagan-Carter election. Especially pertaining to the June 1980 polling data. It seems that at that time, the election was also "close" with Jimmy Carter expected to have another four year term. From Wikipedia; "Weeks before the election, Reagan trailed Carter in most polls. In the Gallup poll on October 26, Jimmy Carter was at 47 percent and Ronald Reagan at 39 percent. Following his sole debate with President Carter on October 28, Reagan overcame the largest...
  • Hate Winning/Clinton-Trump Race 2 Close 2 Call,QU Nat'l Poll Finds;Neither (one) Would B Good Prez

    06/29/2016 11:41:55 AM PDT · by Syncro · 34 replies
    quinnipiac-university-poll ^ | June 30, 2016 | Staff
    June 29, 2016 - Hate Winning, As Clinton-Trump Race Too Close To Call, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Neither Candidate Would Be Good President, Voters Say Democrat Hillary Clinton has 42 percent to Republican Donald Trump's 40 percent - too close to call - as American voters say neither candidate would be a good president and that the campaign has increased hatred and prejudice in the nation, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. This compares to results of a June 1 national poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University, showing Clinton edging Trump 45 - 41...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes $200K in banned donations

    06/29/2016 8:38:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/29/16 | Harper Neidig and Jonathan Swan
    A super-PAC backing Hillary Clinton has accepted $200,000 in donations from a company holding multiple contracts with the federal government — despite a ban on such contributions. According to a review of contributions by The Hill, Boston-based Suffolk Construction made two contributions of $100,000 to Priorities USA, which is backing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. At the time it made the contributions, Suffolk held multiple contracts worth $976,560 with the Department of Defense for maintenance and construction projects at a Naval base in Newport, R.I., and the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., according to the government website USASpending.gov....
  • Report: Mills’ influence tainted review board

    06/28/2016 10:22:32 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 8 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 06/28/2016 | Rachael Bade
    Cheryl Mills, the longtime attorney, friend and former chief of staff for Hillary Clinton, influenced the findings of an internal State Department review of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, according to a draft of the final House Benghazi Committee report. A section of the report obtained by POLITICO says the so-called Accountability Review Board did not act independently, as it was supposed to do, and was consistently influenced by Mills. Mills, the report says, helped select members of the panel, gave at least one other State Department official permission to talk to the reviewers, oversaw the production of some documents...
  • Polls show tight Clinton-Trump race in 2016 battlegrounds

    06/28/2016 8:31:40 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Battleground state polls show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton locked in a tight race for the White House with just more than four months to go before Election Day. Clinton has so far failed to pull away in the 10 states likely to determine the outcome of the 2016 election, even as Trump has suffered through what some political observers describe as the worst stretch they’ve seen a major presidential candidate endure. Trump in the last few weeks has fired his campaign manager, seen Republicans flee from his campaign and released embarrassingly low fundraising figures. Yet he is running competitively...
  • Interview with Newt Gingrich and Dana Perino at FOX & FRIENDS; June 28, 2016

    06/28/2016 3:09:00 PM PDT · by GilGil · 16 replies
    Fox and Friends ^ | 6/28/2016 | Fox and Friends
    Interview with Newt Gingrich and Dana Perino at FOX & FRIENDS; June 28, 2016 (excellent poll analysis)
  • Crooked Hillary and Poca Liz Versus Diamond and Silk

    06/27/2016 4:57:56 PM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/27/2016 | Diamond and Silk
    Diamond and Silk are not afraid to call out Crooked Hill and her side Chick Poca Liz.....Just watch and listen
  • Latest ABC poll shows significant milestone for Clinton, bad news for Trump

    06/26/2016 3:33:18 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 50 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 06/25/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Putting Hillary over the 50% mark will be a big deal for her campaign to tout on the media trail, and a twelve point deficit is a rather glum number to saddle Trump with. And despite the sampling used (which we’ll get to in a minute) this is the same poll that had Trump up by 2 a month ago. Still, the methodology matters and this one will be open to some of the same questions. . The survey was conducted June 20-23 and we’re going to see some of the same issues raised about this poll as with the...
  • Gingrich at FOX News Sunday- Talking About Hillary Clinton's & Trump's Comments on BREXIT; 6/25

    06/26/2016 10:37:15 AM PDT · by GilGil · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/25/2016 | Chric Wallace
    Newt Gingrich at FOX News Sunday - Talking About Hillary Clinton's & Trump's Comments on BREXIT
  • Five things Trump must do to win the election

    06/25/2016 7:25:11 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/25/2016 | Michael Walsh
    To hear the media tell it, Donald Trump was finished last week. For calling a first-generation judge of Mexican heritage a “Mexican,” he had injected racism into the campaign. For firing his strong-arm campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, he admitted his insurgency was adrift. For not raising as much cash as a woman who’s effectively been running for president since 1992, he was a hopeless, incompetent amateur. And, oh yes — he was down in the polls. In sum, for not playing by the rules laid down by consultants and political journalists, Trump was derailed, wrecked, finished. And then things changed....
  • Former Trump adviser reveals who 'nobody is talking about' that you should 'keep an eye on' for VP

    06/25/2016 12:01:03 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 153 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/25/2016 | Oliver Darcy
    A former adviser to Donald Trump floated Utah Rep. Mia Love on Friday as a possible pick for vice president on the real-estate mogul's ticket. "If you were to name some people that nobody is talking about, to keep an eye on with the vice president [pick] … who would you say we should keep our eye on?" asked Brian Kilmeade, a Fox News Radio host. The former adviser, Michael Caputo, prefaced his answer by saying he was "never in those discussions" because they were "above my pay grade." That said, he provided a couple names. "The two people I...
  • Obama Invites 18.7 Million Immigrants to Avoid Oath of Allegiance, Pledge to Defend America

    06/25/2016 11:46:17 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 44 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 06/25/2016 | Rich Tucker
    It’s not only illegal aliens who are escaping enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws. Under the Obama administration’s expansive interpretation of executive authority, legal immigrants seeking citizenship through the nation’s Naturalization process are now exempt from a key part of the Oath of Allegiance. Immigrants seeking to become citizens no longer have to pledge to “bear arms on behalf of the United States.” They can opt out of that part of the Oath. Nor do they have to cite any specific religious belief that forbids them to perform military service. ----------------------------------------------- This radical change was announced a year ago, in...
  • Trump, in Scotland, takes press for a ride

    06/25/2016 10:50:16 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 26 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 06/25/2016 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    "The presumptive GOP nominee tools around his golf course, shrugs off Brexit’s effect on U.S. before dining with Rupert Murdoch." BALMEDIE, Scotland — Donald Trump took his business and campaigning cross-promotion to the next level on Saturday, giving a rolling press conference and tour of his resort from the driver’s seat of a golf cart, with reporters in hot pursuit. The press conference revealed both stunning views of the North Sea and that Trump will dine Saturday night with Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch. A POLITICO reporter was turned away at the resort's front entrance, and quotes are based on...
  • Top IT official: Disabling security for Clinton server laid out 'welcome mat' for hackers

    06/25/2016 8:26:58 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/25/2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    A 2010 decision temporarily disabling State Department security features to accommodate Hillary Clinton’s private server effectively laid out a "welcome mat" for hackers and foreign intelligence services, a leading IT official who oversaw computer security at the Defense Intelligence Agency told Fox News. "You're putting not just the Clinton server at risk but the entire Department of State emails at risk," said Bob Gourley, former chief technology officer (CTO) for the DIA. "When you turn off your defensive mechanisms and you're connected to the Internet, you're almost laying out the welcome mat for anyone to intrude and attack and steal...
  • Clinton Email Scandal: Latest Batch Exposes Two Big New Problems For Hillary

    06/24/2016 6:52:57 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 61 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 24, 2016 | John Merline
    The latest batch of emails from Hillary Clinton's term as Secretary of State exposes two new troubling developments in the long-running scandal. First, it turns out that Clinton managed to avoid turning over one key email, despite her repeated promises that she gave the State Department every single work-related email from her private email server. As the Associated Press reported, in the missing email, Clinton admits that her private setup was a problem. Excerpt, more at: http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/clinton-e-mail-scandal-state-dept-disabled-its-own-security-systems-to-accommodate-hillary/
  • Anti-Trump lawsuits planned to challenge bound delegates

    06/24/2016 1:49:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 57 replies
    Washibgton Examiner ^ | 6/24/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Members of the "Free the Delegates" movement are expected to file separate lawsuits in Arizona and Virginia on Friday, challenging the constitutional restraints on binding delegates to a candidate at next month's Republican National Convention. A source familiar with the forthcoming court filings claimed that some individuals seeking to unbind all 2,472 delegates in Cleveland next month are being intimidated by state-level GOP officials. In some cases, the source said, party leaders have threatened to revoke delegates' credentials to the national convention. Regina Thomson, who serves as executive director of Free the Delegates, could not be reached for further details....
  • Dozens of Clinton meetings left off State schedule: report

    06/24/2016 1:18:09 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/2016 | Julian Hattem
    “Regardless of the ongoing litigation I am not in a position — nor should I be expected to — to speak of the scheduling habits of a previous secretary of State,” Kirby told reporters. “I’m not able to do that.” “It’s a case of ongoing litigation and I’m simply not able to discuss it further.” ======================================= During the State Department’s daily press briefing on Friday, Kirby said that Secretary John Kerry’s calendars “are being maintained and preserved as they should be.” “I can’t speak to how it was done in the past,” he sad. “But the secretary’s calendars are being...
  • British Politician Nigel Farage Credits Pompous Obama For Helping Brexit Succeed…

    06/24/2016 1:15:51 PM PDT · by GilGil · 150 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6/24/2016 | Sundance
    Appearing on Breitbart Radio Nigel Farage tells Stephen K. Bannon that President Obama’s visit to the UK (telling the people to vote Remain) offended a lot of British and backfired on the Remain campaign...
  • Byron York: The overlooked substance in Donald Trump's speech

    06/24/2016 1:13:38 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/24/20116 | Byron York
    Most coverage of Donald Trump's speech in New York Wednesday has focused on his attacks on Hillary Clinton. Or the fact that he read the speech from a teleprompter. Or the fact that it came amid a period of disorder and change in his campaign. But Trump included actual substance in the speech — new policy proposals and promises — that escaped many observers. In a series of pledges to take action in his first 100 days as president, Trump said he would move on trade, business regulation, energy, and several other topics. One area in which Trump promised to...
  • Trump: Scotland and Brexit, an advertorial for his golf course, and then goes full statesman

    06/24/2016 11:06:55 AM PDT · by GilGil · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/24/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Old habits die hard for Donald Trump, apparently. Addressing the world’s media in a press conference at his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, he used the first ten minutes or so to promote his property. To say the least, we have never seen a potential president mix his business interests with the political stage. As I write, he is responding to questions from the media and saying sensible things about Brexit, emphasizing that the British people are taking back control of their destiny. It is pretty impressive. I can only conclude that Donald Trump is a statesman in progress. And...
  • Never Trump movement gets little help from convention rules panel roster

    06/24/2016 9:24:28 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 13 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 06/24/2016 | KYLE CHENEY
    The Republican National Committee has released the list of the 112 members of the upcoming convention rules committee — a panel that will be the focal point of a struggle by anti-Donald Trump delegates to block the mogul's nomination at the Republican National Convention next month. But Trump foes hoping the panel will help their cause are in for a disappointment, as the roster is stacked with officials who publicly support making Trump the nominee.
  • Gun control initiative allowing ammo confiscation qualifies for ballot in California

    06/23/2016 7:16:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    A Democrat-backed measure that would give California the nation’s toughest restrictions on ammunition and allow the seizure of magazines exceeding 10 rounds has qualified for the state ballot. The California Secretary of State’s office announced Thursday that the Safety for All initiative, championed by Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, had gathered the petition signatures necessary for a slot on the Nov. 8 ballot. “Enough massacres, death, tears, and hate – it’s time to take action and save lives,” Mr. Newsom said in the Sacramento Bee. “The Safety for All initiative gives California voters the opportunity to keep guns and ammo...
  • Some Business Leaders Abandon GOP (barf alert)

    06/23/2016 1:22:42 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 23, 2016 | Laura Meckler
    Politics Election 2016 Several GOP Business Leaders Are Backing Clinton Democratic presidential candidate to get backing from executives, some of whom cite unease with Trump’s candidacy By Laura Meckler June 23, 2016 12:09 a.m. ET More than 50 business executives, including several longtime Republicans, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday as her campaign seeks to capitalize on discomfort with Republican Donald Trump. They include Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president at AT&T Services Inc., and Dan Akerson, who held top positions at General Motors Co. and Nextel Communications Inc. A Clinton campaign aide provided the list. The endorsements reflect...
  • How Evil Is Hillary and Bill Clinton?

    06/23/2016 10:55:40 AM PDT · by GilGil · 87 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/12/2016 | Bret Baier
    Writer of "Clinton Cash" Peter Schweizer on concerns of potential corruption by the Clintons tells how he wrote the book on Hillary and Bill. Great in depth documentary. After watching this, it makes sense why all those emails were hidden.
  • Trump forgives $50 million in loans to his campaign: Trump finance chief

    06/23/2016 8:38:53 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 49 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 06/23/2016 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Donald Trump has forgiven $50 million in loans he made to his campaign, and fundraising efforts have kicked into high gear, his national finance chairman told CNBC on Thursday. "[Trump] loaned $50 million to the campaign. He's now forgiven that loan. So that is a contribution," said Steve Mnuchin. "[Trump] has also said he will contribute significantly more money." "We just forgave the loan this week," Mnuchin added in a "Squawk Box" interview. The New York tycoon and the Republican National Committee brought in about $18.6 million in May, including another loan from Trump. Clinton and the Democratic National Committee...
  • MSN Poll Trump 49% HilLIARy 31%

    06/23/2016 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 51 replies
    Microsoft MSN website ^ | 6/23/2016 | MSN
    Who will you vote for in the presidential race? 31% Democrat Hillary Clinton 49% Republican Donald Trump 10% Other candidate Total responses: 789,596 votes
  • Hillary Clinton’s Message: Yes, the Economy Is Messed Up. But I Can Fix It.

    06/23/2016 4:08:50 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 22, 2016 | Neil Irwin
    It has been a year dominated by populist rage, embodied in Bernie Sanders’s calls for a political revolution and Donald J. Trump’s angry assertions that the United States, and its workers, are losing badly in the global economy... ...Clinton gave this message: I alone am the candidate who knows how to turn those underlying frustrations... ...voters’ anger, but respond to that anger by pulling the levers of the federal bureaucracy and creating legislation... ...not easy to change Washington, or how corporations behave,”... ...blasting Mr. Trump’s business record, ethics and often-erratic policy positions. “It takes more than stern words or a...
  • Full speech: Trump goes nuclear on Hillary

    06/22/2016 11:16:44 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 40 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 06/22/2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    "The big themes are predictable — she’s a globalist and an interventionist with terrible judgment who’s used government to enrich herself and her cronies while working Americans struggled — but some of the individual lines are lightning strikes." "We will never be able to fix a rigged system by counting on the same people who rigged it in the first place." "Hillary Clinton has perfected the politics of personal profit and theft." "Her campaign slogan is “I’m with her.” You know what my response to that is? I’m with you: the American people."
  • NBC's Steve Kornacki: Amazing How Thin Clinton/Trump Margin Is, Despite Trump's Problems

    06/22/2016 10:36:27 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 72 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/22/2016 | Tim Hains
    MSNBC host Steve Kornacki discusses the latest 2016 election polls showing Clinton and Trump in a dead heat in several key battleground states with the hosts of NBC's Today Show: "It’s amazing," Kornacki said. "If you take the 2012 electoral map: Obama versus Romney, and kept it the same... If you can flip Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida, you’re the next president. For all of the trouble [Trump has] had, you’ve got them dead even in Ohio and Pennsylvania. [Polls showing him down in] Florida is bad news for him." "[We just saw several] great weeks for Hillary Clinton, terrible weeks...
  • Clinton Foundation scandals will be good fodder for Trump

    06/22/2016 9:15:46 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 23 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 06/22/2016 | Nick Gass
    Trump declared that "Hillary Clinton turned the State Department into her private hedge fund," .... And he accused the former first couple of "laundering" money and making "hundreds of millions of dollars selling access, selling favors, selling government contracts." There's sure to be more. Here is a pocket guide to where Trump might attack: .. as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton "laundered money" to her husband through organization Laureate Education while he was still an honorary chairman for the educational for-profit organization. The White House ethics agreement The donations that ‘slipped through the cracks’ The time a donor got on...
  • The Moody’s Economic Report That Clinton Is Using to Attack Trump

    06/22/2016 5:39:22 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 21, 2016 | NIRAJ CHOKSHI
    Hillary Clinton’s speech attacking Donald Trump’s economic proposals on Tuesday mentioned a new analysis that says his ideas — if enacted in full — would bring about a “lengthy recession” by the end of his first term. That report, released on Monday by Moody’s Analytics... “If Mr. Trump gets precisely what he’s proposed, then the U.S. economy will suffer meaningfully,” said...   ... Moody’s Analytics. “It will result in a lot of lost jobs, higher unemployment, higher interest rates, lower stock prices.”...  ... Zandi, the report’s lead author, is a registered Democrat who has donated to Mrs. Clinton. But he has...
  • Time-lapse video shows first 36 hours of Quicken Loans Arena's RNC transformation

    06/21/2016 8:04:20 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 6/19/2016 | Mary Kilpatrick
    A time-lapse video recorded by convention organizers shows the first 36 hours of the arena's transformation — from a few hours after Game 6 ended, to the start of construction. About 250 people will work inside the Q each day to ready the arena for the RNC. The Republican Party typically needs six to eight weeks to convert a space into the RNC convention floor. This year, the GOP only has four weeks — but officials have said they are confident the Q will be ready in time for the convention.
  • He Had to Wait for LeBron, but Donald Trump Can Finally Set Up His Convention

    06/21/2016 7:08:27 PM PDT · by GilGil · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/17/2016 | Jeremy Peters
    By their telling, the dozen newly dispatched members of the Trump campaign in Cleveland are working closely and collaboratively with the national committee’s staff members who have been in place here for months. And despite Mr. Trump’s reputation for being a demanding micromanager, he has taken a fairly hands-off approach so far, aides said. “They haven’t changed a thing,” said Ms. Kukowski, the R.N.C. spokeswoman. Actually, there was one thing. After he reviewed the designs for the stage, Mr. Trump sent them back for unspecified revisions.
  • Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of laundering State Dept. money to Bill

    06/21/2016 5:49:19 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 66 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 06/21/2016 | LOUIS NELSON
    Donald Trump launched a new allegation at Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, accusing her of having "laundered" money through a for-profit university while she was secretary of state. In a rapid-response email blast sent during Clinton’s speech attacking Trump’s economic proposals, the billionaire’s campaign accused the former secretary of state of funneling government money to Laureate Education, a for-profit chain of universities that employed Bill Clinton as honorary chancellor until April 2015. The former president made $16.5 million over his five years in that position while his wife added Laureate to the State Department Global Partnership. Trump alleges the Department of...
  • Police: British Man Tried to Kill Donald Trump at Vegas Rally

    06/21/2016 1:16:52 PM PDT · by GilGil · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/2016 | Breitbart News
    A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Sandford, 20, with an act of violence on restricted grounds. He was denied bail during a court appearance later in the day. His court-appointed attorney said he was living out of his car and in the country illegally after overstaying a visa.
  • Some Thoughts about Lewandowski, Campaign Funding, and Safety

    06/21/2016 1:04:26 PM PDT · by GilGil · 26 replies
    Dilbert ^ | 6/21/2016 | Scott Adams
    Clinton will need every dollar she can get to match Trump’s powers of persuasion. As the GOP nominee, Trump will get all the airtime he needs. And because he is interesting, he will get more attention than any other candidate in the same situation. Also, social media is a far bigger deal today than in any prior presidential election. Most of my friends claim they don’t watch television. And the few who admit to watching television record their shows and skip the commercials... That said, massive spending on TV ads will move the needle a little. But at the same...
  • FREEP This Poll..... Currently: Trump (R) 53%, Clinton (D) 35%.

    06/21/2016 5:12:06 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 8 replies
    NJ Dot Com ~ True Jersey ^ | June 2016 | Brent Johnson
    "It's a presidential race that many political experts say could be thrilling, punishing, or maddening, depending on your opinion of the candidates."