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  • Dear #NeverTrump: It’s Time To Get Behind Daddy

    04/29/2016 9:09:09 AM PDT · by simpson96
    Brietbart ^ | 4/27/2016 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    After his stunning victories in the north-eastern primaries, Donald Trump needs less than 300 more delegates to secure the Republican nomination. So, #NeverTrump haters and losers — it’s time we had a little talk.Now, I know Trump and the alt-right hurt your feelings by relentlessly undermining the anointed heir to the Royal House of Bush, as well as that flamboyant, permanently dehydrated ADHD junkie from Florida, but it’s time to let bygones be bygones. So, by all means spend a few days in a safe space blowing bubbles and eating oatmeal raisin cookies like your feminist compatriots to recover, but...
  • Jeb Bush breaks his silence, calls for a contested convention

    04/29/2016 9:05:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | April 28, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    A reflective Jeb Bush said he had no regrets Thursday about his failed presidential bid, saying in his first interview since leaving the race that Donald Trump could still lose the nomination fight. "There's a possibility that he won't get 50% on the first ballot," Bush told CNN's Jamie Gangel, giving his first television interview exclusively to CNN after dropping out of the presidential race in February. "And if he doesn't do that, there are a whole lot of people who don't believe he's the proper guy."
  • Charge: Bernie Sanders Supporter Threatens to Cut Out Rep. McDermott's Tongue

    04/29/2016 8:51:22 AM PDT · by Rinnwald · 12 replies
    KOMO News, Seattle P-I ^ | 4/28/2016 | Levi Pulkkinen
    A Seattle man accused of threatening to cut out U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott's tongue now faces felony charges. King County prosecutors claim Jasper K. Bell made the threat because he was upset that McDermott, D-Seattle, was supporting Hillary Clinton for president.
  • Presidential primary preference [Indiana T41 C32 K21]

    04/29/2016 8:50:45 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 5 replies
    ARC ^ | 4/28/16 | ARG
    About this Survey - Survey Sponsor: American Research Group, Inc. The American Research Group has been conducting surveys of voters since 1985. Sample Size: 400 completed telephone interviews among a random sample of likely Republican primary voters living in Indiana (260 self-reported Republicans and 140 self-reported independents and Democrats. Sample Dates: April 27-28, 2016 Margin of Error: ± 5 percentage points, 95% of the time, on questions where opinion is evenly split.
  • Camille Paglia: Hillary Clinton’s Brand of Feminism ‘Defines Women as Perpetual Victims’

    04/29/2016 8:49:15 AM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Truncated title. Full title: Camille Paglia: Hillary Clinton’s Brand of Feminism ‘Defines Women as Perpetual Victims’ Could Cost Her Election Feminist provocateur Camille Paglia says Hillary Clinton’s adoption of a “blame-men-first” brand of feminism that “defines women as perpetual victims” who need protection and salvation from the government could be costly to her campaign. Writing at Salon, Paglia – the author of Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars – asserts that Clinton adopted the “second-wave” brand of feminism – propagated by the “telegenic” Gloria Steinem, who stated, “A woman needs a man like a fish...
  • Trump touts Tyson’s support in city where he committed rape

    Donald Trump is very proud of his supporters no matter what. During one of his abrupt verbal asides on the political stump Wednesday night in Indianapolis, Donald Trump proudly noted another endorsement from the sports world. Mike Tyson. The former heavyweight champion, of course, has a history in Indianapolis. It was here where he was convicted of raping beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington in 1992 — and subsequently spent three years in prison. “Mike Tyson endorsed me,” Trump told the crowd. “I love it. He sent out a tweet. Mike. Iron Mike. You know, all the tough guys endorse me....
  • Indianapolis Star's Editorial Board slams Trump "A Danger to the United States and to the World!"

    04/29/2016 8:22:15 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-28-2015 | Hanna Trudo
    Donald Trump would be “a danger to the United States and to the world” if elected president, according to Indiana’s largest newspaper, The Indianapolis Star. In an editorial published on Thursday, the newspaper widely condemned the Republican front-runner’s “simplistic proposals,” arguing he is unfit to occupy the Oval Office. “Trump has demonstrated repeatedly during the months-long campaign that he is wholly unsuited to serve as president,” the editorial states. “He’s offered simplistic proposals on national security, job creation, immigration, international trade and foreign affairs. He has sounded off with appalling comments about women and others. He’s appealed to voters’ worst...
  • Trump protesters, Mexican flag-wavers could bring unintended consequences for GOP race

    04/29/2016 8:18:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | By Ruben Vives and Shelby Grad•
    The protests outside Donald Trump's rally in Costa Mesa on Thursday night appear to point to an upcoming month of activism by Latinos and others as the GOP front-runner tries to seal the presidential nomination in the state. While the billionaire businessman has faced protests elsewhere, California could prove to be potent ground for demonstrators because of its large Latino population and Trump's negative comments about immigrants in this country illegally. A USC/Times poll found that 77% of Latinos in California have a negative view of Trump. Yet among Republicans, Trump is ahead in that poll and several others. Although...
  • The Hillary WOMAN'S CARD - improved version

    04/29/2016 7:59:23 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 23 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 4-29-16 | dfu
  • Protests rage outside Trump rally in Orange County; 17 arrested, police car smashed

    04/29/2016 7:39:32 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    LA Times ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | Ruben Vives , Matt Pearce and Matt Hamilton
    Hundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County amphitheater where Donald Trump held a rally Thursday night, stomping on cars, hurling rocks at motorists and forcefully declaring their opposition to the Republican presidential candidate. Traffic came to a halt as a boisterous crowd walked in the roadway, some waving American and Mexican flags. Protesters smashed a window on at least one police cruiser, punctured the tires of a police sport utility vehicle, and at one point tried to flip a police car. About five police cars were damaged in total, police said, adding that some will require thousands...
  • The problem with Ted Cruz

    04/29/2016 7:29:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2016 | Charles Hurt
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump has run an outsider's juggernaut campaign, the likes of which nobody has seen in modern politics. Democrats publicly say they are thrilled to face him in the general election. But, privately, they fret that the master marketer and media maestro is so unpredictable and so original and so fearless that they just might regret getting the match-up they had hoped for.
  • Glenn Beck Admits Cruz’s VP Pic Was a “Desperate” Move and “Last Call” to Save Campaign (Video)

    04/29/2016 7:20:31 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday, after his , Ted Cruz announced Carly Fiorina would be his running mate. According to our latest predictions, Carly may be the shortest termed VP candidate in US history. On Thursday, Cruz sycophant admitted the VP choice was a “desperate move” and a “last call” to save the campaign. RWW reported: Since Glenn Beck has transformed his daily radio program into little more than an arm of Cruz’s presidential operation, it was entirely predictable that he would kick off today’s program by conducting a softball interview with Fiorina, which he introduced by admitting that the campaign’s unusual move...
  • WaPo: Ted Cruz Was John Boehner's Lawyer

    04/29/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04/28/2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Ted Cruz's claim on Thursday that he never knew or worked with John Boehner has been called into question following the revelation that the Texas senator once served as the former House speaker's lawyer.
  • ADL Urges Donald Trump to Reconsider "America First" in Foreign Policy Approach

    04/29/2016 6:53:14 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 55 replies
    ADL ^ | April 28, 2016
    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today urged presidential candidate Donald Trump to reconsider his use of the phrase “America First” as a slogan describing his approach to foreign affairs, citing its anti-Semitic use in the months before Pearl Harbor by a group of prominent Americans seeking to keep the nation out of World War II. The most noteworthy leader of the “America First Committee” was Charles Lindbergh, who sympathized with the Nazis and whose rhetoric was characterized by anti-Semitism and offensive stereotypes, including assertions that Jews posed a threat to the U.S. because of their influence in motion pictures, radio, the...
  • Rasmussen: Trump 38%, Clinton 38%

    04/29/2016 6:49:23 AM PDT · by Mensius · 45 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 29, 2016
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are again tied up in a head-to-head matchup. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 25-26, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
  • Pence to endorse?

    04/29/2016 6:37:28 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 52 replies
    Gov. Mike Pence to make a "significant" announcement on @GarrisonRadio at 12:06 p.m. Cruz endorsement?— Niki Kelly (@nkellyatJG) April 29, 2016
  • CRUZ'S EVANGELIST FATHER RE-EMERGES IN INDIANA

    04/29/2016 6:27:51 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 48 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 04/29/2016 | JEROME R. CORSI
    NEW YORK – After negative reporting of his religious views, the Christian evangelist father of Ted Cruz has returned to the campaign trail in an effort to win evangelical voters in Indiana, whose primary Tuesday is regarded by many as the Texas senator’s last hope to keep his bid for the Republican presidential nomination alive. While the national media largely has been silent about Rafael Cruz’s re-emergence, local reporters in Indiana have covered his various appearances. WSBT-TV in Mishawaka, Indiana, reported Rafael Cruz created “a lot of excitement” by showing up as a guest of Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence...
  • Cruz to trounce Trump in Virginia delegate election

    04/29/2016 6:04:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | April 29, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz got crushed in Virginia on primary day, but even Donald Trump’s forces believe he’s about to stuff the state’s national convention delegation full of supporters anyway. Virginia GOP insiders with knowledge of the state’s delegate selection process expect Cruz backers to overrun this Saturday’s state convention and use their numbers to guarantee that the 13 statewide delegates to the national convention lean Cruz.
  • Trump Ad running in Indiana re Cruz bad trade deals

    04/29/2016 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 13 replies
    kantarmediana.com ^ | 4/28/16 | Donald J Trump
    Here is the ad Trump is running against Cruz in Indiana Indiana AD
  • Anti-Trump thugs go on ATTACK in California; blood, vandalism, threats, run rampant through streets

    04/29/2016 5:38:06 AM PDT · by jpsb · 62 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 29, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    A Donald Trump rally in California turned into an all out riot when protesters got out of control.
  • Ivanka Trump Shares First Family Photo Since Son Theo’s Birth

    04/29/2016 5:28:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 47 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 4/25/2016 | Staff
    On Monday, Ivanka Trump posted the first public photo of herself and her entire immediate family since son Theodore James‘ March 27 birth.“Our first picture as a family of five! Thank you for all of the love and well wishes,” the mom of three captioned the sweet shot, featuring husband Jared Kushner and their children, daughter Arabella Rose, 4, and sons Joseph Frederick, 2, and Theo.The family portrait was snapped at Theo’s bris, which took place in New York on April 3, on his eighth day of life. Trump converted to Judaism before marrying Kushner in 2009.
  • For 1 key group Trump's Muslim ban is yuuge

    04/29/2016 5:14:54 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 04/28/2016
    When GOP front-runner Donald Trump first announced his temporary ban on non-citizen Muslims entering America, his idea was condemned by virtually the entire Republican Party. Jeb Bush responded, “Seriously?” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan addressed the nation to condemn it. Even Ted Cruz wouldn’t support it. But there’s one massive group of people that overwhelmingly backs Trump’s proposal for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration: Republican primary voters.
  • Donald Trump's new target: Bernie Sanders supporters

    04/29/2016 5:13:58 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/29/16 | MJ Lee
    With the Republican presidential nomination within his grasp, Donald Trump is courting an unlikely group of voters: Bernie Sanders supporters. The GOP front-runner has ratcheted up his rhetoric against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in recent weeks, calling her a "crooked" politician who is unqualified to be president. But when it comes to her challenger, Bernie Sanders, Trump has taken a notably softer tone, praising the Vermont senator's rhetoric and encouraging him to launch a third-party bid. "I think Bernie Sanders should run as an independent. I think he'd do great," Trump said at a victory rally in New York...
  • Trump Endorser Bobby Knight: 'I Don't Know What a Conservative Is'

    04/29/2016 5:02:58 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 74 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 28, 2016 | 11:55 PM EDT | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Donald Trump scored a major endorsement from a very beloved Indiana hero, Hoosier basketball coach Bobby Knight. The endorsement serves to give an important boost to help Trump win the state in his march to the nomination. But on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Thursday when asked to respond to critics that suggest Trump was not a real conservative Knight admitted, “You know, I'm not sure what a conservative is.” “I don't know whether a conservative is a guy that goes to bed too early or maybe doesn't sleep long enough or just what the hell he might be,” the...
  • Protest Turns Violent at Donald Trump Rally in Costa Mesa, Calif.

    04/29/2016 4:34:57 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 69 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | STEVE KENNY
    A protest outside a campaign rally for Donald J. Trump in Costa Mesa, Calif., turned violent late Thursday night, as the crowd smashed a police car, the authorities closed nearby streets and officers arrested about 20 people. The unrest erupted outside an amphitheater where Mr. Trump, the favorite in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, was addressing several thousand supporters, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. There were no major injuries, and the Sheriff’s Department reported on Twitter that the protest was over and that the crowds had dispersed around 11 p.m., after officers on horseback pushed people...
  • Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern California

    04/29/2016 3:49:04 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    MSN News ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | GILLIAN FLACCUS and AMY TAXIN,
    Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries. Dozens of protesters were mostly peaceful Thursday as Trump gave his speech inside the Pacific Amphitheater. After the event, however, the demonstration grew rowdy late in the evening and spilled into the streets. At least four people were arrested and one Trump supporter had his face bloodied in a scuffle as he tried to drive out of the arena. One man jumped on a police car, leaving its front and rear windows...
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show April 29 2016

    04/29/2016 2:33:40 AM PDT · by GregB · 3 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • LIVE:Trump keynote speech California GOP @ 12noon 4/29/2016

    04/29/2016 2:22:19 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 220 replies
    Friday, April 29, 2016: Live stream of Donald Trump’s keynote speech at the California Republican Party Convention’s Kickoff Lunch Banquet in San Francisco, CA. Mr. Trump is scheduled to speak at 12:00 PM PDT. No rallies today just the keynote speech @ 4pm EDT.
  • A new poll shows Donald Trump dominating a state he's not necessarily supposed to win

    04/29/2016 1:02:28 AM PDT · by blueplum · 49 replies
    TheBusinessInsider ^ | 28 April 2016 | Allan Smith
    A new poll released on Thursday found Donald Trump with a big lead in Oregon, a state not necessarily expected to be favorable to the Manhattan billionaire. The poll, conducted by the Portland-based Hoffman Research Group, found Trump leading Ted Cruz, a Texas senator, by 17 points. Trump, the GOP frontrunner, was the choice of 43% of respondents.
  • (Steve Deace Meltdown Video) Steve Deace & Scottie Nell Hughes discuss Boehner’s remarks about Cruz

    04/29/2016 12:36:17 AM PDT · by BagCamAddict · 17 replies
    Newsmax TV via YouTube ^ | 4/28/16 | Newsmax
    Steve Deace Meltdown re Trump Steve Deace, syndicated radio host and Scottie Nell Hughes, the chief political correspondent for USA Radio Networks discuss whether former Speaker of the House John Boehner’s remarks about Ted Cruz crossed a line. Plus Indiana becomes the next, and possibly the last battleground for some candidates, in the race for the White House.
  • Some skirmishes in aftermath of Southern California Trump rally

    04/28/2016 11:50:49 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 April 2016 | Tribune News Service
    Thousands of supporters turned out Thursday as Donald Trump brought his campaign to Southern California. Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the speech at the Orange County Fairgrounds. They were peaceful beforehand but grew increasingly unruly afterward, blocking an intersection and jumping on cars. The front and back window of one police car were smashed and a man wearing a Trump T-shirt got into a fistfight after someone stole his hat. The man was left with bloody nose and blood-streaked face but was not seriously injured.
  • Indiana GOP Polls 2016: Donald Trump Leads Ted Cruz

    04/28/2016 10:25:59 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 21 replies
    Heavy ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jonathan Adams
    After five primaries on April 26, the Republican candidates only have the Indiana primary next week. The primary takes place Tuesday, May 3 and has 57 delegates at stake. According to FiveThirtyEight, 30 delegates are awarded in winner-take-all fashion to the candidate with the most votes statewide. The remaining 27 delegates are split among nine congressional districts with each district getting three delegates. A candidate will be awarded three delegates for each congressional district he wins. Ted Cruz will try to cut into Donald Trump’s lead. Early polling data shows Trump with a narrow lead on Cruz in Indiana. Trump...
  • NEW POLL: INDIANA GOP CONTEST A TOTAL TOSS-UP (Trump +2)

    04/28/2016 10:16:18 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 53 replies
    Clout Research ^ | 04/28/2016 | Clout Research
    The survey of likely GOP voters statewide in Indiana shows a statistical toss-up for the Republican Party nomination for President between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, with Trump holding a 37% to 35% edge. John Kasich wins the support of 16% of voters, with 11% saying they are yet unsure for whom they will vote. Trump wins among moderate primary voters with 39%, compared to 37% for Kasich and 18% for Cruz. Among those who consider themselves establishment conservatives – which comprised 55% of the poll sample – Trump wins 36% support and Cruz won 34% support. Among those who...
  • Virginia elections board adopts new voter registration form on party-line vote

    04/28/2016 10:15:32 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 5 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | April 29, 2016 | Michael Martz
    This year’s impending presidential election loomed large in a party-line vote by the State Board of Elections on Thursday to overhaul Virginia’s voter registration form to make it easier for Virginians to vote. ..... The board’s action was not related directly to McAuliffe’s sweeping executive order last week to restore voting and other civil rights to an estimated 206,000 felons.
  • VIDEO : To DISMAY of Fox News Host, UNBOUND Pennsylvania Delegate Pledges to Vote for TRUMP

    04/28/2016 10:14:29 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 40 replies
    TruthFeed ^ | 4/28/2016
    It’s no secret Fox News is run by Pro-Amnesty and Pro-TPP Globalists that were hoping to shill Bush or Rubio to the White House until Donald Trump and the Trump Movement foiled their plans. Watch Unbound Pennsylvania delegate Mike Puppio explains his decision to back Donald Trump. As Puppio explains the obvious, that delegates should reflect the will of the people, the face of Fox News anchor Greg Jarrett says it all. He appears uneasy, less than pleased, and has to labor to force a smile.
  • Trump campaign unveils slate of loyalists

    04/28/2016 10:11:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ^ | Apr. 25, 2016 | Lauren Dezenski
    The Donald Trump campaign has unveiled its official slate of delegates ahead of Saturday’s congressional caucuses in an effort to drum up support and prevent rival campaigns from floating slates of imposter Trump candidates. (SNIP) Among those on the slate: Weymouth Mayor Bob Hedlund, who is listed as an alternate; Republican state committeewoman Amy Carnevale; Bonnie Johnson, a conservative former state committeewoman; and Kathy Carr, wife of conservative talk radio host Howie Carr.
  • Mana To Perform at White House on Cinco de Mayo

    04/28/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 66 replies
    billboard.com ^ | 4/28/2016 by | Billboard Staff
    The pro-immigrant, anti-Trump 7-time Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists make a return appearance in Washington Mexican rock superstars Maná will perform at the White House on May 5, at the presidential Cinco de Mayo celebration.
  • NY Yankees Pres. Randy Levine: 'End of the Republican Party' If Trump Not Nominated

    04/28/2016 9:35:52 PM PDT · by GilGil · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/28/2016 | Bill Hoffman
    Randy Levine knows a thing or two about fair play — and the president of the New York Yankees baseball club tells Newsmax TV it will be three strikes and out for the Republican Party if it attempts to stop Donald Trump from becoming the GOP presidential nominee. "I think if that happens it would really be the end of the Republican Party. You would have so many disenfranchised and disaffected voters out there that it would just be very, very hard to put it all back together," Levine said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "He by far has...
  • Vanity: The Next Vice President of the US, Governor Susana Martinez (chance to start the vetting)

    04/28/2016 9:19:10 PM PDT · by morphing libertarian · 116 replies
    Self, various web sites ^ | April 28, 2016 | Self
    I place this name in nomination as the republican candidate for Vice President of the United States.
  • Manafort: Last Tues was the Nail in the Coffin for Cruz; Indiana Is When He Realizes He’s Inside It

    04/28/2016 8:16:31 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/28/2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday, while speaking with MSNBC’s Luke Russert, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s strategist, Paul Manafort, said Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% ’s (R-TX) candidacy is in a “coffin,” and he just hasn’t realized it yet. Manafort said, “Last Tuesday was the nail in the coffin, Indiana is when he realizes he’s inside it.”
  • Thousands rally as Trump turns toward California

    04/28/2016 8:11:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Gillian Flaccus and Amy Taxin, Associated Press |
    Thousands of supporters turned out Thursday as Donald Trump brought his campaign to Southern California, predictably sparking shouting matches with counter-demonstrators. Heated words were exchanged after people wearing expletive-laden anti-Trump shirts began to taunt people waiting in line to attend Trump's evening speech in an amphitheater at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Trump supporters surrounded the demonstrators and shouted "Build that wall! Build that wall!" — a reference to Trump's call to create a barrier between the United States and Mexico to stop illegal border crossers. Later, county sheriff's deputies in riot gear and on horseback formed a barrier between a...
  • Simple Patriotism Trumps Ideology

    04/28/2016 8:08:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | APril 28,2016 | By PEGGY NOONAN
    You could see this aspect of Trumpism—I’m about America, end of story—in his much-discussed foreign-policy speech this week. I have found pretty much everything said about it to be true. It was long, occasionally awkward-sounding and sometimes contradictory. It was interesting nonetheless. He was trying to blend into a coherent whole what he’s previously said when popping off on the hustings. He was trying to establish that there’s a theme to the pudding. He was also trying to reassure potential supporters that he is actually serious, that he does have a foreign-policy framework as opposed to just a grab bag...
  • Trump launches negative ad against Cruz in Indiana

    04/28/2016 7:53:18 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/28/2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday launched a new ad in Indiana attacking rival Ted Cruz for supporting "bad trade deals," CNN reported. "Bad trade deals supported by Ted Cruz have hurt Indiana," the ad says at the beginning. It calls Cruz out, saying he voted for Obama's "job-killing trade deals." It also says the Texas senator supported expanding visas for foreign workers by 500 percent. "No surprise Cruz supported amnesty for 11 million illegals and would have welcomed more Syrian refugees," the ad says. "Only Donald Trump will stand up to China, Japan and Mexico and renegotiate bad...
  • ABC News Bumps Donald Trump Delegate Count to 996

    04/28/2016 6:28:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 85 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 28 APRIL 2016 | BREITBART.COM
    ABC News has updated its estimate of the current delegate totals in the Republican presidential primary, putting Donald Trump closer to the nomination than first thought after Tuesday night’s sweep of five states.
  • Cruz’s latest fight with fellow Republicans is a reminder: Many don’t like the guy

    04/28/2016 6:46:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Sean Sullivan and Ed O'Keefe
    In the space of just 7 minutes here on Thursday, Ted Cruz reminded fellow Republicans that he has few friends in the party. First he tangled with former House speaker John A. Boehner, a longtime foe who so dislikes Cruz that he labeled him “Lucifer in the flesh.” Then Cruz undercut another Republican, fellow presidential candidate John Kasich, who had entered into an alliance with him to stop GOP front-runner Donald Trump. “There is no alliance,” Cruz told reporters on Thursday, acting as if a pact announced by his own campaign days before had never happened. Minutes later, Kasich strategist...
  • Beyond Burden-Sharing: Would a Trump Administration Really Leave NATO?

    04/28/2016 6:39:15 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 31 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | 4/28/2016 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    In both his March New York Times interview and his more recent foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel, presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has created tremors within America’s stodgy, utterly complacent foreign policy elite. He has alarmed those self-anointed Mandarins regarding several issues, including his comments that under certain circumstances he would not object to Japan and South Korea acquiring independent nuclear deterrents. But his comments about NATO have probably caused the most consternation. Trump’s own preference appears to be for greater burden-sharing within the alliance—a unicorn that American politicians, policymakers, and pundits have been chasing for more than...
  • Surprise! Trump demolished Hillary with Millennials in Pennsylvania

    04/28/2016 6:00:13 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 32 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 04/28/2016 | LARRY O'CONNOR
    In most of the primary and caucus results over the past several months, the votes reflected these poll results. Even when Trump did very well with Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers, he’s usually tanked with Millennials. Game, set and match, right? Turn out the lights. Trump is doomed. Get ready for four years of this. Maybe. Or, maybe, just maybe, we shouldn’t do what every political pundit and “expert” has done since they wrote-off his candidacy the day Trump announced. Something happened in Maryland and Pennsylvania. let’s just focus on Pennsylvania because the Keystone State could actually be a decisive...
  • Obama to make 'smart guns' push (cops say they don’t want to be guinea pigs)

    04/28/2016 5:23:07 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/28/16 | Sarah Wheaton
    President Barack Obama is opening a new front in the gun control debate, readying a big push for so-called smart gun technology — an initiative that the gun lobby and law enforcement rank and file is already mobilizing against. As early as Friday, Obama is set to formally release findings from the Defense, Justice and Homeland Security Departments on ways to spur the development of guns that can be fired only by their owner, according to industry and gun control sources. Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett is slated to preview the announcement for stakeholders on Thursday afternoon. It’s an intensification of...
  • With varying enthusiasm, GOP elites are accepting Trump as their nominee

    04/28/2016 4:51:50 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/28/2016 | Philip Rucker
    Throughout the Republican Party, from New Hampshire to Florida to California, many leaders, operatives, donors and activists arrived this week at the conclusion they had been hoping to thwart or at least delay: Donald Trump will be their presidential nominee. An aura of inevitability is now forming around the controversial mogul. Trump smothered his opponents in six straight primaries in the Northeast and vacuumed up more delegates than even the most generous predictions foresaw. He is gaining high-profile ­endorsements by the day — a legendary Indiana basketball coach Wednesday, two House committee chairmen Thursday. And his ­rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Crowd for Cruz rally less than expected

    04/28/2016 4:48:38 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 122 replies
    WANE ^ | April 28, 2016 | Kaitor Kposowa
    For someone just passing by, they might not have even known a presidential candidate was in Downtown Fort Wayne... “I guess I was just expecting to see some spillover, maybe people waiting to get in,” she said. “It seems to be pretty quiet...” “I was surprised how few people there were,” Joseph Romary said. Valerie Reynolds said she was surprised half the room was empty. It holds about 2,250 people. “I mean it’s a big room,” she said...