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  • The Reviews Are In: Conservatives Say

    07/29/2016 8:51:35 PM PDT · by lionstar
    Talking Points Memo ^ | JULY 28, 2016 | KATHERINE KRUEGER
    Something strange happened on the last night of the Democratic National Convention. After the GOP nominee lambasted the Democrats on Twitter for displaying what he viewed as too few American flags, there was a sea of waving flags as far as the eye could see when Hillary Clinton became the first woman to accept a major party's nomination on Thursday. A small faction of protesters chanting "no more war" as General John Allen spoke were quickly drowned out by chants of "USA!" filling the Philadelphia arena. The most notable refrain from the RNC crowd last week: "Lock her up." The...
  • Song for Trumpsters

    07/29/2016 8:47:37 PM PDT · by Hanna548 · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 18, 2016 | Kyle Tucker
    This is an upbeat, high energy song made specifically for Trump Supporters. It is something we can wrap our hearts round and use as a unifier. It really is delightful:)
  • Boom! Trump exposes Hillary campaign for trying to rig next debates against him

    07/29/2016 8:42:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 16 replies
    Boom! Trump exposes Hillary campaign for trying to rig next debates against him. Donald J. Trump / @realDonaldTrump: "As usual, Hillary & the Dems are trying to rig the debates so 2 are up against major NFL games. Same as last time w/ Bernie. Unacceptable!" 11:03 PM - 29 Jul 2016
  • Dear DNC: Abortion Isn’t Empowering. It Turns Women Into Bullies

    07/29/2016 8:14:56 PM PDT · by boatbums · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 29, 2016 | Holly Scheer
    In a moment of truly blinding irony, NARAL’s president called for Americans to elect Hillary Clinton as president so she could stand against bullies. The Democratic National Convention made history for women this week. No, I’m not referring to Hillary Clinton receiving the nomination, making her the first woman to be running for president for a major political party. I’m talking about Ilyse Houge, the president of NARAL. She shared with the nation that not only does she champion abortion rights, she has had an abortion for nonmedical reasons. Since Hogue missed a basic tenet of ethics, I will spell...
  • News/Talk 1130 WISN | Sheriff David Clarke Interviews Donald Trump - July 28, 2016

    07/29/2016 7:52:54 PM PDT · by GilGil · 5 replies
    Talk WISN 1130 ^ | 7/29/2016 | David Clarke
    News/Talk 1130 WISN | Sheriff David Clarke Interviews Donald Trump - July 28, 2016
  • BREAKING: Ann Coulter is Joining Paul Nehlen in WI Rallies. Its time To Expose Open Borders Ryan!!!

    07/29/2016 7:46:32 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 23 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/29/2016
    BREAKING: Ann Coulter is Joining Paul Nehlen in WI Rallies. Its time To Expose Open Borders Ryan!!!
  • Julian Assange: We have more material on Clinton

    07/29/2016 7:20:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 114 replies via CNN ^ | July 29th, 2016 | Anderson Cooper via CNN
    WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange speaks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about his organization releasing hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee.Video at the link...
  • Trump Prevails Over Clinton In Convention Speech Ratings Race

    07/29/2016 7:08:23 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2016
    Who won the convention ratings race, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Trump, by a margin of two million viewers, according to Nielsen, the TV ratings firm.
  • Nebraska State Sen. Kintner accused of having sexually explicit video of himself on state computer.

    07/29/2016 7:10:43 PM PDT · by Coronal · 15 replies
    Kearney Hub ^ | July 29, 2016 | Emily Nohr and Martha Stoddard
    LINCOLN — A state senator from Papillion is accused of having a sexually explicit video of himself on his state computer. State Sen. Bill Kintner did not immediately respond Friday to requests for comment. State Sen. Bob Krist, who chairs the Legislature’s Executive Committee, said he alerted Gov. Pete Ricketts’ chief of staff Matt Miltenberger last year about a sexual video involving Kintner.
  • Man says Southwest booted him from his flight because his shirt said F*** Trump

    07/29/2016 7:10:10 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 33 replies
    abc15 ^ | 7/29/16 | Jason Volentine
    PHOENIX - A man waiting to board a Southwest plane at Phoenix Sky Harbor Thursday night was booted from the flight for his vulgar t-shirt. But he thinks his punishment was politically motivated. The T-shirt Kevin (he declined to share his last name) was wearing said “F*** Trump.” “I mean there was another guy who just had a middle finger on his shirt but they didn't say nothing to him,” Kevin told ABC15 on Friday. Kevin thinks the problem wasn't the bad word, but rather the target of that aggressive language. “What's really the problem? Are you a Trump fan...
  • Vietnam vet shot for being Trump supporter

    07/29/2016 4:42:13 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 25 replies
    NBC4 ^ | July 28, 2016 | NBC4 Staff
    CLEVELAND, OH (WCMH) – A discussion over politics ended with a man being shot at a Cleveland bar. It happened Monday night at a neighborhood bar on East 131st Street. Sixty-year-old Vietnam veteran Paul Jones told WEWS-TV was discussing the election with a friend and said that he supports Donald Trump. Jones said that a man overheard the conversation, went out to his car and came back in with a gun. He then shot Jones in the leg and walked out. Jones said the man wasn’t even a part of the discussion, saying, “Somebody who was butting in on the...
  • DNC Wikileaks Email Hack Confirms CNN is in Bed With The Democratic Party

    07/29/2016 5:45:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Check out this exchange:From:ManriquezP@dnc.orgTo:,, WalkerE@dnc.orgDate: 2016-04-28 16:46Subject: Re: Pablo!Window closing on this.Need to know asap if we want to offer Jake Tapper questions to ask us.Sent from my iPhone On Apr 28, 2016, at 1:11 PM, Manriquez, Pablo > wrote:Lmk and I’ll call Jason. Might wanna loop Freundlich &/or Dillon here to see if there’s any newsworthy oppo Luis can dropSent from my iPhone******Begin forwarded message:From: “Seher, Jason” >Date: April 28, 2016 at 1:01:18 PM EDTTo: “” >Subject: Pablo!Thanks for facilitating Luis coming on today, and bearing with us through a meelee of GOP nonsense and cancellations and...
  • Scarborough calls on GOP to cut ties with Trump

    07/29/2016 5:44:15 PM PDT · by kevcol · 91 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 29, 2016 | Eddie Scarry
    Scarborough said Friday on "Morning Joe" that Donald Trump has become too toxic for the GOP's congressional candidates this year. "The center cannot hold when you have the speaker of the House [Paul Ryan] calling the Republican nominee a racist but saying he's still endorsing the nominee," he said. "It is so bizarre on its face that you have people chuckling in the background." Scarborough referenced the often tense relationship Ryan has had with Trump on foreign and domestic policy issues as well as the tone of the celebrity businessman's campaign.
  • WikiLeaks reveals DNC holds unions in contempt

    07/29/2016 5:37:28 PM PDT · by Enchante · 7 replies
    Detroit News ^ | July 28, 2016 | Jeremy Lott
    When brainstorming what to do about last week’s Republican National Convention, the DNC’s Rachel Palermo urged her party to “meet with the hotel trades, SEIU, and Fight for 15 about staging a strike.” She said the result could be a “fast food worker strike around the city or just at franchises around the convention.” The aim would not be to improve working conditions, but to bloody Republicans. Alternately, the DNC could “infiltrate friendly union hotels and properties around the convention that Republicans will be patronizing to distribute ‘care’ packages” — probably not chocolates. Palermo also noted that “SEIU has space...
  • Despite Convention Jeers, Obama to Continue TPP

    07/29/2016 5:36:54 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 3 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 29 July 2016 | John T. Bennett
    Despite public admonishment of his Asian trade deal by some Democrats at the party’s convention this week, President Barack Obama continues to keep pushing for its approval. “No,” Eric Schultz , principal deputy White House press secretary, responded flatly Friday when asked if the Democratic National Convention jeers had convinced Obama to drop his efforts to get floor votes on his Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the Nov. 8 elections. The president still “believes it is good policy for American businesses and American workers,” Schultz said, adding Obama “absolutely” still wants both chambers to sign off on the proposed pact “this...
  • NATO commander agrees members should pay up

    07/29/2016 5:25:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jamie McIntyre
    In an interview at the Aspen Security Forum, Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti said it's something he regularly discusses with other countries. "What I tell them typically is that look, we have a people and a Congress with a tough budget as well," Scaparrotti said Thursday night. "So as a leader of another country you have to put your share into this, you have to do that because when I go back to testify to Congress I get asked these questions." . . Scaparrotti, NATO's supreme commander, says as of now only five of the 28 NATO nations are meeting their...
  • Romney: Trump victory 'very possible'

    07/29/2016 5:23:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president, said it's "very possible" Donald Trumpwill win the election, though probably not in a landslide. “To be honest, it’s very possible in my view that Trump wins,” Romney said on the Radio Free GOP podcast released two weeks ago, first reported by Buzzfeed . “I wouldn’t think it’d be by a landslide, but I think he could win. I think he could lose, I think he could lose by a landslide. But, I don’t know which it’s going to be, and a lot of that depends on what happens to Hillary Clinton....
  • Donald Trump Convention Speech Beats Clinton’s in Ratings

    07/29/2016 5:22:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 29 Jul 2016 | Alex Griswold
    According to preliminary ratings from Nielsen, Hillary Clinton‘s Thursday DNC address was less-watched than Donald Trump‘s RNC speech a week earlier… but not by much. In total, 30 million viewers watched Trump speak, while 28 million watched Clinton. Trump got better ratings on the Big Three networks by a slim margin (4.587 mil to 4.52 mil for NBC, 3.861 mil to 3.85 mil for ABC, and 3.80 mil to 3.65 mil for CBS). On cable networks the gap was much larger. Clinton beat Trump by roughly two million viewers on both MSNBC and CNN. But that deficit was more than...
  • PAUL RYAN, Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz Headline #NeverTrump Conference in August

    07/29/2016 5:08:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 53 replies
    The GatewayPundt ^ | 07/29/16 | Jim Hoft
    Speaker Paul Ryan, TV host Glenn Beck, and Lyin Ted Cruz will headline the August Redstate #NeverTrump conference in Denver. The headliners are staunch #NeverTrumpers. Paul Ryan’s primary is on August 9, 2016. The #NeverTrump conference is August 12-14. Other notables speaking at the conference include #NeverTrumpers Senator Ben Sasse, Governor Nikki Haley, Carly Fiorina, Ken Cuccinelli, Katie Pavlich, Guy Benson, Hugh Hewitt and Erick Erickson. are the featured speakers at the annual RedState gathering in Denver in August. Maybe Hillary Clinton will make a surprise appearance?
  • Judge strikes down Wisconsin voter ID, early voting laws

    07/29/2016 5:04:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | July 29, 2016 | Patrick Marley and Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel
    Finding that Republican lawmakers had discriminated against minorities, a federal judge Friday struck down parts of Wisconsin's voter ID law, limits on early voting and prohibitions on allowing people to vote early at multiple sites. With the presidential election less than four months away, GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel said he plans to appeal the sweeping decision by U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson. Peterson also turned back other election laws Republicans have put in place in recent years.
  • BOOM! Bernie offers sage advice to republicans after nomination theft

    07/29/2016 5:01:24 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 18 replies
    Bernie Sanders put out this statement on Twitter, following the theft of his nomination at the Democratic convention. Think he's talking about Hillary? We do. @BernieSanders: "Republicans: try winning elections based on your ideas and your character, not on the amount of money you can collect from billionaires." 5:04 PM - 29 Jul 2016
  • Tim Cook is hosting a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

    07/29/2016 4:52:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    The Verge ^ | July 29, 2016 | Russell Brandom
    Tim Cook is planning a fundraising event for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to an invitation obtained by BuzzFeed News. The fundraiser is scheduled for August 24th and will be undertaken by Cook as a private citizen, rather than as a representative of Apple. Cook also hosted a fundraiser for Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan earlier this summer, indicating support for both parties. Thus far, he has not made any such gesture to Republican nominee Donald Trump, who called for a boycott of Apple products earlier this year. Campaign finance records show Apple employees have donated money to...
  • Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voter ID Provision

    07/29/2016 4:49:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 29, 2016 | ALAN BLINDER and MICHAEL WINES
    A federal appeals court decisively struck down North Carolina’s voter identification law on Friday, saying its provisions deliberately “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision” in an effort to depress black turnout at the polls. The sweeping decision upended voting procedures in a presidential-election battleground state barely three months before Election Day. It tossed out North Carolina’s requirement that voters present photo identification at the polls and restored voters’ ability to register on Election Day, to register before reaching the 18-year-old voting age, and to cast early ballots, provisions the law had fully or partially eliminated. The court also restored a...
  • Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin election laws

    07/29/2016 4:21:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2016 6:23 PM EDT
    A federal judge in Wisconsin has declared multiple Republican-authored election laws unconstitutional in a sweeping ruling. Two liberal groups filed a lawsuit in May challenging the laws, including a requirement that voters show photo identification. U.S. District Judge James Peterson issued a ruling Friday that upheld the voter ID law, but struck down a number of GOP-written statutes and policies that restricted voting. …
  • VIDEO: Bernie supporters in Philly say they’re voting Trump

    07/29/2016 3:39:33 PM PDT · by dlt · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 7-29-2016 | Cabot Phillips
    Campus Reform hit the streets with Bernie protesters to see whether they're staying loyal to the Democrats this fall.
  • Shock Poll: Reuters/Ipsos Radically Changes Methodology to Favor Clinton

    07/29/2016 3:27:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 29, 2016 | by NEIL W. MCCABE
    483 The Reuters/Ipsos polling team announced Friday that they are dropping the “Neither” option from their presidential preference polls after their tracking polls showed a 17-point swing in favor of the Republican nominee Donald J. Trump, exposing the “Secret Trump Voters” Democrats fear. “In a presidential campaign notable for its negativity, the option of ‘Neither’ candidate appears to be an appealing alternative, at least to participants in the Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll,” wrote Maurice Tamman, the leader of the Reuters news service’s New York City-based data mining and investigative reporting team. “Many voters on both sides have been ambivalent in their...
  • The True Story: Donald Trump Did Not Mock a Reporter’s Disability

    07/29/2016 3:16:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    Catholics 4 Trump ^ | July 27, 2016 | Catholics 4 Trump
    At the Democratic National Convention speakers are repeating the claim, amplified ad nauseam by the left and establishment GOP opponents over the past year, that Donald Trump mocked the disability of New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski. This accusation has served as a very convenient tool to both smear Trump’s character and to avoid having to confront him on substantive political issues. But is it true? Here is the story the media is not telling you.
  • Trump Trumps Hillary in the Ratings

    07/29/2016 2:55:09 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 9 replies
    Nielsen ^ | 7/29/2016 | Self via Nielsen Press Releases
    Less than 30 million watched Queen Hillary! last night, compared to 32.2 million for Trump.
  • J.D. Vance and the Anger of the White Working Class

    07/29/2016 2:17:54 PM PDT · by oblomov · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | 29 Jul 2016 | ALEXANDRA WOLFE
    J.D. Vance didn’t encounter anyone else with a personal story like his when he arrived at Yale Law School six years ago. His early family life in a poor town in eastern Ohio was tough, with a mother who became a drug addict and a partially absent father. He and his sister spent a lot of time with his grandparents, evangelical Christians who were originally from Kentucky and inspired Mr. Vance to do more with his life. His experiences are the basis of his new memoir, “Hillbilly Elegy.” The book started out as a quest to answer questions about his...

    07/29/2016 2:14:41 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 8 replies
    TrumpPence campaign web site ^ | July 28, 2016 | TrumpPence campaign
    The Clinton-Kaine Ticket Is Running To Keep Things Just The Way They Are, And That’s The Problem. Hillary Clinton’s Secret Goldman Sachs Speeches Have Brought In $675,000 In 2013, Clinton Was Paid A Total Of $675,000 For Three Speeches To Goldman Sachs.“ According to records, Hillary Clinton accepted speaking fees from Goldman Sachs for three engagements between June and October of 2013 totaling $675,000.” (David Weisberg, “Hillary Clinton’s Artful Smear: Her Goldman Sachs Speaker Fees Matter, Even If She Doesn’t Understand Why,” Salon, 2/9/16) Clinton’s Goldman Sachs Speaking Fees Are “The Lingering Flashpoint,” And “Something She Has Wrestled With Each...
  • Exclusive: Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats - sources

    07/29/2016 2:13:19 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 86 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Jul 16 | Mark Hosenball, Joseph Menn and John Walcott
    The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows reports of two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee and the party’s fundraising committee for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. The U.S. Department of Justice national security division is investigating whether cyber hacking attacks on Democratic political organizations threatened U.S. security, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.
  • VIDEO: Bernie supporters in Philly say they’re voting Trump

    07/29/2016 2:04:01 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 7/29/16 | Cabot Phillips
    This week at the Democratic National Convention, much of the focus was not on nominee Hillary Clinton, but on Bernie Sanders and his enthusiastic contingent of young supporters. While some had speculated that Sanders supporters would fall in line after his endorsement of Clinton, it appears that this consolidation has yet to gain any momentum. Bernie supporters, emboldened by the recent DNC email leak, took to the streets in Philadelphia to voice their displeasure with Hillary and the Democrat party as a whole. With chants of “Hell no DNC, we won’t vote for Hillary” and “Lock her up,” the protesters...
  • If Trump flips Pennsylvania, all bets are off

    07/29/2016 2:02:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 103 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 29, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    No state is more important to Donald Trump’s chances of winning the White House than Pennsylvania, and — unlike any Republican presidential in the past 20 years — he actually has a chance to win it. In the Scranton-Wilkes Barre section of the state — up Interstate 81 in the northeast part — Mr. Trump is so popular that businesses are actually advertising their support of his candidacy.

    07/29/2016 1:59:49 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 1 replies
    Donald J. Trump campaign web site ^ | July 28, 2016 | unattributed
    The Clinton-Kaine Ticket Is Running To Keep Things Just The Way They Are, And That’s The Problem... Bill Clinton Was Paid $8 Million For Speeches Given To Companies, Groups And A Foreign Government“ around The Time They Also Had Matters Before Mrs. Clinton’s State Department.” “At Hillary Clinton’s confirmation hearing for secretary of state, she promised she would take ‘extraordinary steps…to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest.’ Later, more than two dozen companies and groups and one foreign government paid former President Bill Clinton a total of more than $8 million to give speeches around the time...
  • CNN: Anchor Wolf Blitzer wasn't celebrating Clinton nomination (video at link)

    07/29/2016 1:49:22 PM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    CNN is pushing back on claims that one of its lead news anchors was seen celebrating Hillary Clinton's historic nomination for president Thursday night, calling the accusation "absurd." A video circulating online shows anchor Wolf Blitzer dancing to Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" while drinking from a glass and waving his hands in the air, apparently at the network's CNN Grill in Philadelphia. "CNN celebrates Hillary: Blitzer toasts speech, dancing, party!" reads a headline at the conservative Drudge Report, linking to the video. But a CNN spokesman said Friday that Blitzer was not showing bias toward the Democratic nominee, only celebrating...
  • Hillary Clinton will reset Syria policy against 'murderous' Assad regime

    07/29/2016 1:46:59 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 44 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Ruth Sherlock
    Hillary Clinton will order a "full review" of the United States' strategy on Syria as a "first key task" of her presidency, resetting the policy to emphasise the "murderous" nature of the Assad regime, foreign policy adviser with her campaign has said. <-SNIP-> Speaking on the sidelines of the Democratic National Convention, Mr Bash, who is advising the party's presidential nominee, said a Clinton administration would seek to bring "moral clarity" to the US strategy on the Syrian crises. <-SNIP-> Mr Bash describes a foreign policy more hawkish than that of the current administration. He said there were a "lot...
  • Hillary Clinton Suggested Trump Couldn't Be Trusted With The Nuclear Codes,

    07/29/2016 1:39:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies ^ | July 29, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Hillary Clinton made history by being the first woman nominated by a major party for president of the United States. She delivered a speech that laid out a progressive vision for AmericaÂ’s future, along with assurances that she is the person who will bring certainty and resolve in our foreign policy, especially in the war on terror. It was a brief bit in her speech, but it was said nonetheless. The problem, of course, is that Clinton left our state secrets vulnerable to foreign actors through her private email system that wasnÂ’t approved by the State Department. Yet, letÂ’s lay...
  • Report: Justin Bieber turned down $5 million to perform at RNC

    07/29/2016 1:33:27 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/29/16
    Justin Bieber reportedly turned down $5 million to perform for just 45 minutes at an event near the Republican National Convention last week.
  • Hillary's solution for our struggling economy

    07/29/2016 1:25:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Hillary's solution for our struggling economy: Massive government spending. Massive tax increases and new taxes on individuals and corporations. Massive increase of regulations. Step up the war against coal, gas and oil. Bankrupt all traditional producers of energy. Massive new government spending on "green" technologies and "green" jobs. Bankrupt as many capitalist industries as possible. Implement universal government provided "free" healthcare. Double the minimum wage. Guarantee a minimum income to all "working" families (and non-working families). Free college education, free healthcare and free lunches for all. Open our borders, grant amnesty, citizenship, welfare and voting rights to all comers including...
  • Mike Pence: Trump campaign to discuss lifting media blacklist

    07/29/2016 1:20:19 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2016 | Hadas Gold
    Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said the Trump campaign is having conversations about lifting the blacklist it has applied to certain media outlets. Speaking to radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday, Pence defended his own history of dealing with the news media, saying he authored legislation while in Congress to help protect journalists’ confidential sources. “We’re going to have those conversations internally and I fully expect in the next 100 days we’re going to continue to be available to the media, whether they’re fair or unfair," Pence said. The Trump campaign has blacklisted certain outlets, including POLITICO, The Washington Post,...
  • More Hillary rigging

    07/29/2016 1:14:01 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 20 replies
    Pirate 4x4 website ^ | 7/29/16 | eraser5
    In 2008 Debbie Wasserman Schultz was Hillary's campaign co-chair. Hillary lost. What could possibly make sure the Hillary won the next nomination? How about her co-chair becoming the DNC chairman? That aught to do it. But how do you get the sitting chairman to vacate AND recommend Debbie Wasserman Schultz? What could you possibly promise to make that happen? Would it help to know that Tim Kaine was the DNC chairman in 2008? I picked up on this and thought, no way. Too simple to verify. So I googled. Danged. He was. He did. She was. She did. He's looking...
  • WH: Obama's the First President to Win Two Popular Vote Majorities Since Ike, You Know (Huh?)

    07/29/2016 1:00:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | July 29, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Via the Free Beacon, a frivolous but fun historical misfire that illustrates how silly Team Obama's idolatrous "unprecedented!" meme can get.  In an attempt to demonstrate how popular and awesome his boss is, White House spokesman Josh Earnest asserted that Obama is the only president to win consecutive popular vote majorities since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956.  This is wrong.  Ronald Reagan replicated that feat in 1980 and 1984.  When a reporter corrected Earnest on this point, Earnest smugly doubled down: WH Falsely Claims Obama Only President To Win Majority Vote Twice Since EisenhowerBack in reality, Reagan carried nearly 52 percent of the...
  • Trump beats Hillary in Viewers

    07/29/2016 12:41:53 PM PDT · by Crimson Elephant · 11 replies ^ | July 29th, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    It looks like Donald Trump is going to take the lead over Hillary Clinton this election...
  • Trump prevails over Clinton in convention speech ratings race

    07/29/2016 12:39:01 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 21 replies ^ | July 29, 2016 | Brian Stelter
    Who won the convention ratings race, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Trump, by a margin of two million viewers, according to unofficial ratings totals. Clinton's Thursday night acceptance speech at the DNC averaged 28 million viewers across the six biggest cable and broadcast channels. Trump's speech at the RNC one week earlier averaged 30 million viewers across the same channels. For Trump, the victory is even sweeter because while the first three nights of the Democratic convention out-rated the same nights of the Republican convention, his speech spurred more live viewership than Clinton's. The six channels included here are CNN,...
  • Moody's: Clinton economy would create 10 million jobs

    07/29/2016 12:15:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 103 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2016 | Charles Riley
    Hillary Clinton's plans for the economy would boost growth and create millions of jobs, according to a new analysis. Moody's Analytics estimates that if the Democratic presidential nominee's proposals are enacted, the economy would create 10.4 million jobs during her presidency, or 3.2 million more than expected under current law. The pace of GDP growth would also accelerate to an annual average of 2.7%, from the current forecast of 2.3%. "The upshot of our analysis is that Secretary Clinton's economic policies when taken together will result in a stronger U.S. economy under almost any scenario," Moody's writes in its report....
  • Dem anxiety hangs over Clinton

    07/29/2016 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Mariner · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29th, 2016 | By Alexander Bolton
    PHILADELPHIA — Democrats are worried about Hillary Clinton’s inability to separate herself from Donald Trump in the polls, even after what they believe was a largely successful convention that represented a real step toward party unity. Clinton is hoping for a big post-convention boost, but the reality right now is that she in behind Trump in the polls, and has been in a relatively tight race for weeks. While the Electoral College may give her an advantage, party leaders and strategists say they remain concerned that Clinton is a tough sell when a majority of Americans think the country is...
  • Republican primary in Kansas highlights continuing battle between tea party, establishment

    07/29/2016 12:17:29 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 7/29/16 | Catherine Ho
    The upcoming Republican primary battle in Kansas between Rep. Tim Huelskamp and a local physician is proving to be the latest showdown between the tea party and establishment wings of the party as tensions between the two GOP factions continue to grow. Since being elected in 2010, Huelskamp, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, has been a thorn in the side of his party’s leadership who repeatedly clashed with former House Speaker John Boehner and as a result was removed from the House Agriculture and Budget committees in 2012. He has promoted a small government agenda while decrying...
  • Paul Nehlen Mocks Paul Ryan’s Water-Gulping VP Debate Performance: ‘Ryan Is Thirsty for Amnesty’

    07/29/2016 12:14:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 7/28/16 | Julia Hahn
    Following Joe Biden’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen reminded his Twitter followers of Paul Ryan’s widely-ridiculed 2012 Vice Presidential debate performance against Biden. Nehlen, who is running to unseat Ryan in his August 9th primary election, mocked Ryan for being “emasculate[d]” by Biden on a national stage, and for thirstily slurping down pitchers of water while appearing to suffer from nerve-induced dry mouth. “Speaking of Joe Biden, let’s not forget how thirsty Paul Ryan is… for amnesty,” Nehlen tweeted along with a gif of Ryan gulping down water. Nehlen also tweeted a link to a...
  • Nehlen Invokes Trump: Paul Ryan "Will Thwart President Trump At Every Opportunity"

    07/29/2016 12:12:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies ^ | 7/29/16 | Tim Hains
    Businessman Paul Nehlen, who is challenging Rep. Paul Ryan in his Wisconsin GOP primary, nationalizes the race to throw out the Republican House Speaker, saying under a Trump administration: "Paul Ryan will be nothing but a problem: He will thwart President Trump at every opportunity. Nehlen slams Ryan for his support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, amnesty for illegal immigrants and "jail-break" criminal justice reforms in this interview with 'Fox Business Network' host Lou Dobbs. "August 9," the date of the GOP primary, "will be Wisconsin's Independence Day," Nehlen said, echoing the successful Brexit slogan. "With one vote we can take...
  • Missouri Poll: Trump 47% Clinton 37%; Trump close to +20% lead with men over Clinton

    07/28/2016 12:49:19 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    SurveyUSA ^ | July 26, 2016
    SurveyUSA pollsters: "Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #23077 ... In the 11/08/16 General Election Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton 47% to 37% today, in interviews completed during and after the Republican National Convention and before the beginning of the Democratic National Convention. Trump leads, as expected, among men. But Trump also leads Clinton, though narrowly, among all state of Missouri women. When just suburban women are examined, Clinton is 8 points atop Trump. In the Bootheel, Trump leads 3:1. In the Ozarks, Trump leads by more than 2:1. In Northern MO, Trump leads by almost 2:1. Only in greater Kansas...