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  • Trump the subject of more than THREE TIMES the Twitterage that Cankles is

    07/27/2016 7:59:52 PM PDT · by LS · 3 replies
    Kantar Election Pulse ^ | 7/27/2016 | LS
    Kantor Election Pulse provides a real time tracking of Twitter. Trump is the subject of 2.4 million Tweets, Cankles 667, poor ol' Tim Kaine only 200,000 http://us.kantar.com/public-affairs/politics/kantar-us-election-pulse/
  • Priest tells pro-abort Catholic Tim Kaine: “Don’t show up in my communion line.”

    07/27/2016 3:29:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | July 26, 2016 | JOHN WHITE
    Another election, another pro-abortion “Catholic” on the democrat ticket. Hillary Clinton has named Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her vice-presidential pick, making this the fourth consecutive election to see a Catholic nominated to one of the top two spots by the democrats.  Of course, like almost every other democrat who claims to be Catholic and aspires to any political office higher than deputy street cleaner, Kaine has removed his soul, slapped a “personally opposed” label on it, and sold it outright to Satan. Oh, that crosses the line does it?  How dare I judge someone’s soul? You know...
  • 4 Ways Donald Trump Is Living Rent-Free In The DNC’s Head

    07/27/2016 1:19:40 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/27/2016 | Mollie Hemingway
    Everything the Democratic National Convention is doing this week seems to be a knee-jerk response to Donald Trump. In the 1980s, Dry Idea anti-perspirant had a series of commercials where celebrities gave advice, always culminating with “Never let them see you sweat.” Here’s one featuring fashion designer Donna Karan: She ends with, “Feeling tense is understandable. Looking tense is unfashionable!” Someone needs to share this advice with the Democratic National Committee, whose convention is sending a message that Donald Trump is making them sweat. Here are a four examples. (1) They Changed Hillary’s Tagline In his acceptance speech at the...
  • DNC turns to Craigslist to fill seats for convention

    07/27/2016 10:35:54 AM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 41 replies
  • Trump makes headway with Hill GOP, with push from Pence

    07/27/2016 9:30:28 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 4 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 07/27/2016 | RACHAEL BADE
    he charm offensive is winning over some lawmakers who've kept their distance until now. Spurred by VP pick Mike Pence, a former congressman with close ties to many lawmakers, the Trump campaign in recent weeks has stepped up its courtship of wary Capitol Hill Republicans. And the efforts appear to be bearing fruit. The charm offensive comes after months in which Trump has repeatedly antogonized elected Republicans in Washington, and is aimed at rewarding surrogates who made the case for him on Capitol Hill while extending an olive branch to those once against him. The campaign is also working to...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Press Conference in Doral, FL (7-27-16)

    07/27/2016 9:13:39 AM PDT · by GilGil · 39 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 7/27/2016 | Donald Trump
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016: Live streaming coverage of Donald Trump's remarks in Doral, FL at the Crystal Ballroom at Trump National Doral. Live coverage begins at 10:30 AM ET. LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Remarks in Doral, FL (7-27-16)
  • TINDER BOX IN PHILLY-Protesters Storm DNC Media Tent–TORCH FENCE–Thugs WITH BASEBALL BATS Heading To

    07/26/2016 7:00:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 173 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 7/26/16 | Jim Hoft
    ""TINDER BOX IN PHILLY=> Protesters Storm DNC Media Tent – Thugs WITH BASEBALL BATS Heading Towards Convention""" Protesters STORMED the DNC Media Tent Tuesday evening in Philadelphia. The entire assault was caught on video— THE BERNIE SUPPORTERS STORMED MEDIA ROW— (several screen shots of tweets) TINDER BOX IN PHILLY=> Protesters Storm DNC Media Tent – Thugs WITH BASEBALL BATS Heading Towards Convention Jim Hoft Jul 26th, 2016 8:33 pm 12 Comments Protesters STORMED the DNC Media Tent Tuesday evening in Philadelphia. The entire assault was caught on video— THE BERNIE SUPPORTERS STORMED MEDIA ROW— THE PROTESTERS TOOK OVER THE MEDIA...
  • Is Trump’s Campaign Too Small? Or Is Clinton’s Too Big?

    07/26/2016 4:07:19 PM PDT · by grayboots · 25 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 7/26/2016 | Robert Draper
    Despite the view expressed by many commentators that last week’s Republican convention more closely resembled a grand-mal seizure than a smoothly coordinated rollout of a presidential nominee, Donald Trump emerged from Cleveland with exactly the kind of bounce such events are supposed to deliver. A CBS News poll now has Trump slightly ahead in 11 battleground states; FiveThirtyEight also shows him leading Hillary Clinton in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Nevada and Iowa. If this lead holds, he would most likely be guaranteed victory on Nov. 8.
  • Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Planned Parenthood Whistleblower David Daleiden

    07/26/2016 2:04:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/26/2016 | Staff
    Houston prosecutors dropped all charges against Planned Parenthood whistleblower David Daleiden and his partner on Tuesday. Daleiden was the force behind a series of undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives conspiring to traffic body parts harvested from aborted babies.
  • Nevada: Trump 43%, Clinton 38%, Johnson 8% (Rasmussen)

    07/26/2016 10:29:09 AM PDT · by Angels27 · 42 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 7-26-16 | Rasmussen Reports
    Following last week’s Republican National Convention, Donald Trump has a slight lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the key state of Nevada. A KTNV-TV 13 Action News/Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey of Likely Nevada Voters shows Trump with a five-point advantage – 43% to 38%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson picks up eight percent (8%) of the vote. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided
  • The Democratic National Convention’s logistics adventure

    07/26/2016 9:24:42 AM PDT · by grayboots · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/25/2016 | Hadas Gold
    When many reporters heard that the Democratic National Convention would be in Philadelphia there was excitement. It’s a bigger city than Cleveland, better suited for large events with plenty of hotels and a great food scene. Instead, the first day in Philadelphia is turning into a sweltering day of sweaty reporters in unhappy circumstances, loudly complaining to one another after a relatively easy (and cooler) experience in Cleveland.
  • The USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll (T: 46% H: 41%)

    07/26/2016 9:24:15 AM PDT · by Angels27 · 12 replies
    USC Dornsife/LA Times ^ | 7-26-16 | USC Dornsife/LA Times
    The 2016 USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election Poll represents a pioneering approach to tracking changes in Americans' opinions throughout a campaign for the White House. Around 3000 respondents in our representative panel are asked questions on a regular basis on what they care about most in the election, and on their attitudes toward their preferred candidates. The "Daybreak poll" is updated just after midnight every day of the week. his chart tracks our best estimate, over time, of how America plans to vote in November The final blue and red figures on the right side of the chart...
  • Donald Trump Polling Ahead of Clinton – But Did He Really Get Polling Bounce?…

    07/26/2016 9:17:44 AM PDT · by GilGil · 31 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/26/2016 | Sundance
    ...Does it really make sense that Donald Trump jumped that far (10 to 12 points) from a convention bounce? Of course not. The reality is, Clinton was NEVER ahead, and the race is not even close now... You see, the reality is folks – this race is not close. This race is not even in the same city where the close ballpark is located. Look at the Philly Convention. Do you notice how the entire venue is optically different from the GOP convention by intentional design? In Cleveland the delegates were all on the floor of the event venue. The...
  • Fearful Democrats Erect Makeshift Interior Wall Around DNC Convention Stage…

    07/26/2016 8:06:28 AM PDT · by GilGil · 61 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/26/2016 | Sundance
    A very hastily constructed interior wall surrounding the stage using metal crowd barriers and blue cloth drapes. What/who do you think they were attempting to “block"?
  • DNC sought to hide details of Clinton funding deal

    07/26/2016 7:45:21 AM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 26 replies
    Leaked emails show the Democratic National Committee scrambled this spring to conceal the details of a joint fundraising arrangement with Hillary Clinton that funneled money through state Democratic parties. During the three-month period when the DNC was working to spin the situation, state parties kept less than one half of one percent of the $82 million raised through the arrangement — validating concerns raised by campaign finance watchdogs, state party allies and Bernie Sanders supporters.
  • DNC Leak Reveals Party Insiders Promised Access to Obama in Exchange for Cash

    07/26/2016 7:38:14 AM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 17 replies
    Wealthy potential donors to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were courted with promises of access to the president, a Washington Post analysis of internal DNC emails released by WikiLeaks has found. The party insiders' pitches appear to be in violation of White House policy, the newspaper notes.
  • DNC sought to hide details of Clinton funding deal

    07/26/2016 4:40:14 AM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | July 26, 2016 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and ISAAC ARNSDORF
    PHILADELPHIA — Leaked emails show the Democratic National Committee scrambled this spring to conceal the details of a joint fundraising arrangement with Hillary Clinton that funneled money through state Democratic parties. During the three-month period when the DNC was working to spin the situation, state parties kept less than one half of one percent of the $82 million raised through the arrangement — validating concerns raised by campaign finance watchdogs, state party allies and Bernie Sanders supporters. The arrangement, called the Hillary Victory Fund, allowed the Clinton campaign to seek contributions of hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend extravagant...
  • Thoughts At The Crossroads: The World Is Crumbling, A New World Is Being Born

    07/25/2016 10:41:23 PM PDT · by Al Gore Vidal · 36 replies
    Al Gore Vidal
    It seems as if events are continuing to play right into Trumps hands. These events are only the tips of icebergs, the historical roots of which have been growing for some time. The forces that are shaping this election are almost biblical in nature. Everyday I am amazed how the world is boiling over and how our election is, in a sense, the vehicle through which the world soul is working. I can't remember any period like the one we are in now. Everything seems to be coming to a head at the same time with Hillary playing the villain...
  • Koch Brothers (Vanity)

    07/25/2016 8:16:03 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    vanity | 07/25/2016 | me
    Listening to Bernie. He is talking about Citizens United and the Koch Brothers, which of course got big boos. How many of those idiots know that the Koch Brothers are supporting Hillary and so are the big banks? They will never know unless we get it out to them somehow.
  • What's It Worth To Participate in Free Republic - the #1 Conservative Chat/Forum According to Alexa?

    07/25/2016 4:00:55 PM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Opinion, FreeperEd ^ | 25 Jul 16 | xzins
    Dear Free Republic participant, Did you know that in this upcoming election that you are participating in the #1 Conservative Chat/Forum on the web? http://www.alexa.com/topsites/category/Top/Society/Politics/Conservatism/Chats_and_Forums 1 Freerepublic.com Online message boards for independent, grass-roots conservatives to share strategies and activi…Morest resources, and discuss issues of the day. Features announcements, topics, help and guidelines. 2 Lucianne.com Nationally syndicated talk show host heard live every morning Monday thru Friday. Includes upda…Moreted conservative articles and interactive forums. 3 Moonbattery.com Critique, commentary and discussion of left-leaning political factions. We have a national election fast approaching that, because of the presence of incompetent, corrupt Hillary Clinton,...
  • Trump Gets Modest Boost in Ohio After Convention (PPP OH: Trump 42, Cankles 39)

    07/25/2016 2:47:47 PM PDT · by LS · 64 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 7/25/2016 | Public Policy Polling
    PPP's new Ohio poll finds Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton 42-39 in the state, with Gary Johnson at 6% and Jill Stein at 2%. Voters who support either Johnson or Stein or are undecided in the full field go to Clinton by an 18 point margin if they had to pick between just Clinton and Trump, making the head to head match up a 45/45 tie.
  • Al Gore endorses Hillary Clinton

    07/25/2016 12:17:59 PM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN
    Former Vice President Al Gore endorsed Hillary Clinton on Monday, the opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Gore, who served as President Bill Clinton's No. 2, said in a series of tweets that while he was not at the convention, he does indeed support her. "Given her qualifications and experience -- and given the significant challenges facing our nation and the world, including, especially, the global climate crisis, I encourage everyone else to do the same," he tweeted.
  • How 107 Superdelegates Robbed 11 Million Democratic Voters

    07/25/2016 11:58:51 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 5 replies
    http://usuncut.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Tom Cahill
    The Associated Press (AP) has prematurely called the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton, despite some 11 million Democrats still waiting to vote in six states and one territory, based off the opinion of superdelegates who have yet to vote. The dominant media narrative is that Sanders is asking superdelegates to thwart the will of the public in order to win the Democratic nomination. But the AP came to their conclusion by a phone survey of the 712 superdelegates, meaning Clinton was declared the winner due to private conversations between reporters and a relatively small handful of Democratic party bosses who...
  • FiveThirtyEight.com raises Trump’s statistical chance of winning to 40.8 percent

    07/25/2016 9:17:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Highest yet. Some important caveats here: FiveThirtyEight.com is far from infallible. It basically consists of a bunch of statisticians who run probabilities based on polls and all kinds of other factors. The media treats their founder Nate Silver as if he’s some sort of predictive deity, but he’s just a guy who’s worked out a system that’s got some logic to it. Also: A 40.8 percent chance of winning would be horrendous if it were the night before the election. But it’s not. It’s mid-July, and Donald Trump’s job at the Republican National Convention last week was to put himself...
  • CBS Morning News Cast Laughs after Hillary Clinton Claims She Can't be Bought

    07/25/2016 9:16:25 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 37 replies
    Vidmax.com ^ | 07/25/2016 | None
    CBS Morning News Cast Laughs after Hillary Clinton Claims She Can't be Bought
  • Pelosi Booed By Democratic Delegates at Convention Breakfast

    07/25/2016 9:10:35 AM PDT · by GilGil · 54 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/25/2016 | Chandler Gill
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) both were booed at a breakfast for Florida party delegates on Monday. The disgruntled delegates started interrupting and booing individuals who were slotted to speak at the event the day the Democratic National Convention is set to start. “Members of the delegation repeatedly disrupted the lineup of speakers, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, with protestations against Clinton and cheers for her erstwhile primary rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders,”
  • Andrea Mitchell: I’ve Never Seen Anything Like Scene Where DNC Chair Was Booed off the Stage

    07/25/2016 9:05:53 AM PDT · by GilGil · 108 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/25/2016 | David Rutz
    MSNBC reporter Andrea Mitchell said Monday she had never seen anything like the chaotic scene at the Florida Democratic delegation breakfast where outgoing party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) was booed off the stage and escorted out by security. Schultz was forced to yell her remarks Monday morning over jeers and shouting from angry Bernie Sanders supporters in the wake of the DNC email leak showing Democratic Party favoritism for Hillary Clinton. Schultz announced Sunday she would resign as party chair after this week’s convention, but she still tried to speak to her fellow Florida delegates, to no avail.
  • Donald Trump Talks About Melania’s Speech, His Tax Returns, & More | THE CIRCUS | SHOWTIME

    07/25/2016 8:02:37 AM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    Showtime ^ | 7/24/2016 | Showtime
    In his first interview after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald J. Trump spoke with Mark Halperin for THE CIRCUS about the week of the Republican National Convention. The interview was conducted on Friday, July 22, 2016, before the attack in Munich, the selection of Tim Kaine as Hillary Clinton’s running mate was announced, or the TV ratings for Thursday’s convention session were known. Don't miss new episodes Sundays at 8PM ET/PT. In this wide-ranging interview, Trump discusses that he saved former primary campaign rival Sen. Ted Cruz from being “ripped” off the stage by booing delegates when he entered...
  • Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co.

    07/25/2016 7:50:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Academia.org ^ | July 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co. July 25, 2016, Malcolm A. Kline The media and academia may regard them as a source of multicultural wisdom but local police have to look at what groups like Black Lives Matter actually do. “The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism and ‘being on duty in blue,’” John J. McNesby, President of...
  • Trump: My whole life has been winning

    07/25/2016 7:47:51 AM PDT · by GilGil · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/24/2016 | Ted Koppel
    "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with heard Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump about his unparalleled campaign, his relationship with the media, and whether he does all of his own tweeting.
  • NATE SILVER: Donald Trump would most likely win the election if it were held today

    07/25/2016 7:46:45 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/25/2016 | Allan Smith
    If the election were held Monday, Donald Trump would likely win. That's what renowned statistician Nate Silver projected on Monday for his data journalism outlet FiveThirtyEight. In his "Now-cast" election model for who would win if ballots were cast Monday, Silver gave the Republican nominee a 57.5% chance of winning the presidency. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had a 42.5% chance of securing the nation's highest office if voters were to take to the polls Monday. Silver's model had Trump winning in the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Iowa, Nevada, and New Hampshire. He would win 285...
  • Who’s Winning? Daily track of Clinton and Trump’s support (T-45,Hill 41)

    07/25/2016 7:11:39 AM PDT · by GilGil · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | Staff
    The USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll asks more than 400 people each day about their voting intentions. The poll is part of the Understanding America Study (UAS) at the University of Southern California's Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research.
  • Hillary risks being upstaged by rivals at her own convention

    07/24/2016 7:50:07 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/24/2016 | Michael Goodwin
    To compensate for her wishy-washy, flippy-floppy untruthiness, Clinton has loaded her lineup of convention speakers with political sluggers. As such, she seems determined to test the proposition that you can never have too much of a good thing. But you can, if it means the star of the show gets lost in the crowd and her message looks like a puréed compromise of others’ convictions. That’s the risk Clinton takes by featuring President Obama and Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Her husband’s star power is diminishing and the others resemble a reunion of...
  • They never believed he’d get the nomination and they STILL don’t believe he can become President:

    07/24/2016 7:42:12 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/24/2016 | Piers Morgan
    So, it’s actually happened: Donald Trump IS the official Republican nominee to be President of the United States. The moment very few members of the Washington elite or mainstream U.S. media thought was even remotely possible when Trump first announced he was running a year ago has arrived. I’m not as shocked as they are. Back on June 17, 2015, I wrote a column warning everyone snorting with derision not to underestimate the billionaire tycoon and predicting he would electrify the campaign. That, whether you love or loathe Trump, he has indisputably done. And he’s done it in sensational style,...
  • The Ohio county that picks presidents is leaning Trump

    07/24/2016 4:37:13 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/22/2016 | Franz Strasser
    In 1960 Ottawa County voted for Richard Nixon while the rest of the country wanted John F Kennedy. That marked the last presidential election in which the residents of this Ohio county on the coastline with Lake Erie differed from the national result. For 13 elections in a row the country has gone the way of this so-called bellwether county. With 93% of its population being white the demographics aren't very representative of the US, but its per capita income of $28,703 (Ł21,896) is the US average almost to the dollar. Residents here are concerned about the economy and vote...
  • NOTE TO SANDERS SUPPORTERS: Bernie Would Have Won If Not for Super Delegate System!

    07/24/2016 2:22:01 PM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/23/2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Democrat National Convention (DNC) starts this week. By the end of the week Hillary Clinton will be crowned the Democrat Candidate for President in spite of the many scandals surrounding her and her husband. The Clinton Foundation is a money laundering machine. Hillary’s email scandal is the most corrupt investigation in US history. Benghazi was murder, etc… But by the numbers, she is a horrible candidate as well. ... Sanders won 84% of the delegates that Hillary won but he gained only 8% of the number of super delegates she collected!
  • COMPLETE INTERVIEW: Chuck Todd Interviewes Donald Trump On "Meet The Press" (7/24/2016)

    07/24/2016 12:44:10 PM PDT · by GilGil · 38 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/24/2016 | Chuck Todd
    COMPLETE INTERVIEW: Chuck Todd Interviews Donald Trump On "Meet The Press" (7/24/2016)
  • ‘Clinton Cash’ Global Premiere Scores 170,000 Views in 3 Hours – Bernie Sanders Supporters Promote

    07/24/2016 12:11:50 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 21 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 07/24/2016 | JEROME HUDSON
    In just three hours, more than 170,000 viewers tuned in to watch the global premiere of Clinton Cash, the motion picture adaptation of the New York Times best-selling book Clinton Cash, authored by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer. The film, directed by M.A. Taylor and produced by Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, was promoted — and praised — by both sides of the political stratum. Veterans for Bernie Sanders, a group with over 50,000 likes, took to its Facebook page to encouraged its followers to watch and share the film. Reaction to the...
  • Who’s Winning? Daily track of Clinton and Trump’s support

    07/24/2016 12:10:35 PM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    LATimes ^ | 7/24/2016 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton 42.2% Donald Trump 42.9%
  • Donald Trump gets small post-RNC bounce in battleground states

    07/24/2016 10:22:04 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 65 replies
    YouGov/CBS ^ | 07/24/2016 | YouGov us
    The YouGov/CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker polled likely voters across eleven competitive states before and after the Republican National Convention Donald Trump has made small gains among undecided voters in eleven competitive states, according to two waves of the YouGov/CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker, carried out before and after the Republican National Convention. The Republican nominee’s share of support has risen to 42% in the latest survey, putting him one point ahead of his Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton. Trump’s support is up from 40% in the previous round of interviews while Hillary Clinton’s support held firm at 41%. Gary Johnson’s...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz not presiding over Democratic convention

    07/24/2016 9:19:45 AM PDT · by GilGil · 111 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/24/2016 | By Theodore Schleifer, Eugene Scott and Jeff Zeleny
    (CNN) — Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not speak at or preside over the party's convention this week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee's impartiality during the Democratic primary. The DNC Rules Committee on Saturday named Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, as permanent chair of the convention, according to a DNC source. She will gavel each session to order and will gavel each session closed.
  • Trump Talks Like a Third Grader [Trait of great minds]

    07/24/2016 7:47:21 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jack Shafer
    Donald Trump isn’t a simpleton, he just talks like one. If you were to market Donald Trump’s vocabulary as a toy, it would resemble a small box of Lincoln Logs. Trump resists multisyllabic words and complex, writerly sentence constructions when speaking extemporaneously in a debate, at a news conference or in an interview. He prefers to link short, blocky words into other short, blocky words to create short, blocky sentences that he then stacks into short, blocky paragraphs.
  • Michael Moore on Kaine Pick: Progressives Will ‘Stay Home’

    07/23/2016 3:25:27 PM PDT · by GilGil · 67 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/23/2016 | Breitbart News
    Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore was more than disappointed with Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate, predicting Kaine would not excite the liberal base to go to the polls. He contrasted Clinton’s pick with Indiana Governor Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, who Moore predicted would excite the GOP base.
  • Clinton: Ted Cruz was right

    07/23/2016 2:13:17 PM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 107 replies
    thehill ^ | July 22, 2016, 06:02 pm | Lisa Hagen
    Hillary Clinton on Friday evening said she surprisingly agrees with one of her political rivals: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). "I mean something has gone terribly wrong when one speaker says vote your conscience and then gets booed," Clinton said at a rally in Tampa. "I never thought I’d say these words, but Ted Cruz was right," the presumptive Democratic nominee added. "In this election, do the right thing, vote your conscience, vote for your future, vote for the United States of America." Cruz, a former GOP candidate, was booed off the stage Wednesday night after declining to endorse GOP nominee...
  • Clinton’s VP Pick

    07/23/2016 9:15:59 AM PDT · by GilGil · 88 replies
    Dilbert.com ^ | 7/23/2016 | Scott Adams
    Now add Tim Kaine to the mix. In our irrational minds – where we compare everything to our personal experience – Kaine will play the part of the beta male husband whose wife can’t stop complaining about her terrible co-worker, Donald Trump. No guy wants to hear eight years of that. They get enough of it at home. My prediction is that Kaine will do nothing to improve Clinton’s standing with women. But the Clinton-Kaine ticket is a persuasion disaster in terms of the male vote. Male egos are probably already at a historical low point. Kaine puts a face...
  • President Trump Appoints Third Supreme Court Justice

    07/22/2016 1:20:08 PM PDT · by GilGil · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/22/2106 | Ricky Vaughn
    The Hillary camp keeps making these terrible mistakes that impales her but promotes Trump. In their attacks on Trump, they keep promoting him. The picture you see attached is promoting a "president Trump." This actually came from a Hillary tweet! You will never ever hear Trump promoting a president Hillary. This is a very bad mistake if you don't want people assuming a president Trump is inevitable.
  • Donald Trump & Mike Pence thank RNC volunteers in Cleveland - July 22, 2016

    07/22/2016 12:07:53 PM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/22/2016 | Donald Trump
    Friday, July 22, 2016: FULL EVENT: Donald Trump & Mike Pence Hold Press Event Thanking RNC Volunteers
  • Obama: Trump's doom-and-gloom doesn't match reality

    07/22/2016 11:32:52 AM PDT · by GilGil · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/22/2106 | Kevin Liptak
    The deeply pessimistic outlook that Donald Trump offered at this week's Republican National Convention doesn't match reality, President Barack Obama insisted on Friday. Noting he didn't watch Trump's prime-time acceptance speech on Thursday -- "I've got a lot of stuff to do" -- Obama said he read news coverage of the remarks. And he said they didn't match most Americans' experiences. "This idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn't really jibe with the experience of most people," Obama said during a press conference in the White House East Room...
  • Five ways Trump’s convention was a success

    07/22/2016 8:33:21 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    The Republican National Convention came to a close on Thursday night after a dramatic week marred by a plagiarism controversy involving Melania Trump and a surreal scene in which Ted Cruz was shouted off the stage. GOP nominee Donald Trump’s critics have seized on the unrest to paint a picture of an amateur campaign struggling to unite a divided party. But Trump’s supporters are confident they’re leaving Cleveland in better shape than when they arrived. “The bottom line is, there is no question we have more unity, more unanimity of thought, more enjoyment, more camaraderie, and the progression is peaking...
  • My Opinion of Trump’s Convention Speech

    07/22/2016 7:56:06 AM PDT · by GilGil · 82 replies
    Dilbert.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | Scott Adams
    ...This speech introduced no new outrages, and voters are starting to get used to the old ones. So on a strategic level, it was a strong performance. If Trump does more of this, and adds no new outrages, he’ll glide to a comfortable victory. Persuasion-wise, Trump’s family was the big story of the convention. People seem to love them in the same way the public loved the Kennedys. And notice how Donald Jr. and Eric both have the speaking cadence of John and Jack Kennedy. Notice also how Melania reminds you of Jackie Kennedy – quiet, smart, and classy. These...