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  • Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination at party convention

    05/29/2016 1:26:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | May 29 | Eli Watkins,
    Libertarians on Sunday selected former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as their party's presidential nominee, at their party convention in Orlando, Florida. "At a minimum, I think we're in the presidential debates," Johnson said to cheers. Sarwark said the party had established a "back channel" to the Koch brothers, in the hopes the wealthy libertarian-leaning funders donate to the Libertarian Party. Sarwark also said he had been speaking to Matt Kibbe, former president of conservative advocacy group Freedomworks, about supporting the party's nominee. Johnson received almost 1 percent of the general election vote in 2012 A recent national poll had...
  • Progressives just made the best argument possible for voting Trump

    05/29/2016 12:03:35 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    Progressives and others on the radical Left are not very intelligent people. This is something we should be very thankful for, because were they actually competent, they would have completely overwhelmed the spineless, feckless Republican Party and established total control decades ago. As it stands, because progressives in the United States have so little foresight and self-control, they end up damaging their own cause through their own foolish behavior and inability to moderate themselves for the sake of more broadly appealing to the masses. This was shown most recently in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where a crowd of left-wing hooligans –...
  • Gingrich: Trump Will Change Electoral Map,There'll Be "Trump Americans",Like (Shortened)

    05/29/2016 11:57:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Trent Baker
    Newt Gingrich spoke on the Friday broadcast of “Hannity” about how he thinks presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is changing the electoral map.
  • Trump Protesters Yell Vulgarities At Mom & Young Child – Dad Intervenes (VIDEO)

    05/29/2016 11:57:52 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    These Trump protesters in San Diego had no problem yelling vulgarities at a young mom and her child. Until Dad intervened. Is he perpetuating the patriarchy? Let’s hope so. After the father intervened to get the plug uglies away from his wife and child, the vulgarian can be heard whining, “Help me.”
  • Chicago Tribune: NRA Exaggerating Hillary Clinton's Threat To Gun Rights

    05/29/2016 10:33:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 26, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial in which it claimed the NRA is exaggerating Hillary Clinton’s threat to gun rights. Focusing on the Supreme Court, the Tribune claimed there is no guarantee that Republicans would confirm Clinton’s appointees to the highest court, and even if they did, there is no guarantee those justices would revisit landmark decisions like District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) or McDonald v. Chicago (2010).
  • Navy Seal Congressman: Trump Will "Put Our Veterans In Front Of The Line Rather (Shortened)

    05/29/2016 10:16:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump will ensure American veterans have convenient access to top quality health care services, indicated Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former commander at the fabled Navy SEAL Team Six during an interview with Breitbart News Saturday host Matt Boyle on Sirius XM Patriot Radio Channel 125.
  • Trump Not Fake Enough!

    05/29/2016 10:05:19 AM PDT · by OddLane · 20 replies
    Kausfiles ^ | May 29, 2016 | Mickey Kaus
    he NYT says “Donald Trump’s Campaign Stumbles As it Tries to Go Big.” Evidence of the stumbling? 1) Trump met with “dozens of female chief executives and entrepreneurs” last week but “never publicized” it! Instead of putting out this staged campaign news, Trump put out real news (that he’d fired political director RIck Wiley, the man who crash-landed Scott Walker’s campaign.) 2) Trump only has one communications aide. One! Why, Hillary has “a press team of more than a dozen, including people devoted solely to the news media for black and Hispanic audiences”! 3) Trump hasn’t yet violated the spirit...
  • Enthusiasm gap - check out Youtube

    05/29/2016 9:40:59 AM PDT · by realr · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 28, 2016 | Real R
    The enthusiasm for Hillary is low. One way to check this out is to go to Youtube, search "Hillary Rallies", set filter for past month, then take note at how many people have viewed her rally video's. Do the same for Trump. Hillary is NOT EVEN NEAR as popular as the media is trying to make us believe. Most of Hillary's videos there have, maybe at best, 2000 views, Trump's Rally Video's have HUNDREDS OF THOUSNDS of Views. Hillary Rallies: https://www.youtube.com/results?q=hillary+rallies&sp=EgIIBA%253D%253D Trump Rallies: https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=EgIIBA%253D%253D&q=trump+rallies Doing the same for Bernie Sanders, the viewcount is far higher than Hillary. (But much less...
  • North Carolina police pulls out of Republican National Convention (NAACP same week Cincinnati)

    05/29/2016 9:23:29 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2016 | Staff
    A North Carolina police department backed out of sending 50 police officers to the Republican presidential convention in Cleveland in June over concerns about whether the city is prepared to host an event that is expected to bring at least 50,000 visitors to northeast Ohio. Greensboro police made the decision earlier this week to pull its officers from the event, saying the city isn’t providing workers’ compensation for coverage for out-of-town officers and is requiring them to get physical exams they’d have to pay for themselves. Deputy Police Chief Brian James wrote in a memo to the city’s police chief...
  • Clinton's ace in the hole: Obama

    05/29/2016 9:23:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2016 | Niall Stanage
    Hillary Clinton will have a not-so-secret weapon in her quest for the White House: President Obama. Obama's approval ratings have been marching upward since the start of the year. He retains immense popularity with the Democratic base, including vital groups such as young people, with whom Clinton has struggled. And experts also say that there is no one better positioned to unify the party behind the former secretary of State as her long and sometimes bitter struggle with primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) draws to a close. If Obama could run for a third-term, "he'd be reelected in a...
  • We may be just this screwed: Donald Trump has an easier path to victory than you think

    05/29/2016 9:08:09 AM PDT · by kingu · 68 replies
    Salon ^ | May 29, 2016 | MUSA AL-GHARBI
    As the 2016 presidential primaries got underway, there seemed to be several incontrovertible truths: Hillary Clinton’s nomination was inevitable, and Donald Trump stood no chance. Yet, here we are six months before the election, and Trump has seized the Republican nomination while Clinton is still working to box out Bernie Sanders’ insurgency (without losing his voters, who it turns out, may peel off after all).--snip--A Referendum on Obama’s Administration and Bill Clinton’s Historically speaking, it is rare that a party that completed two terms in the Oval Office manages to win a third. Granted, Obama has been a transformational president,...
  • Feinstein: 'Enough is enough' on Clinton's email controversy

    05/29/2016 8:48:15 AM PDT · by yoe · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said critics should stop focusing on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's email controversy and start concentrating on the issues facing the country. "This goes on and on and on. We're reaching the final stages of a primary," she said on ABC's "This Week" in an interview that aired Sunday. An internal watchdog determined in a report sent to Capitol Hill last week that Clinton and her senior aides didn't comply with the State Department's record-keeping policies. The report said Clinton never requested permission to use her personal server, and it "would not" have been approved, in part,...
  • Feinstein on Clinton's Private Server: She Just Wanted To Talk To Bill and Chelsea: It Is What It Is

    05/29/2016 8:44:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 29, 2016 | Chandler Gill
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Ca.) told ABC's Jonathan Karl Sunday that Hillary Clinton just wanted some privacy to be able to talk to her husband, daughter, and friends "and not have somebody looking over her shoulder into her e-mails." "Oh wait a second, I don't believe she was trying to hide anything," Feinstein said. "I've known Hillary for a quarter of a century. Let me tell you what I do think. I think this is a woman who wants a little bit of a private life. She wants to be able to communicate with husband, with daughter, with friends, and...
  • Clinton campaign faces a deficit of a vital commodity: enthusiasm

    05/29/2016 8:27:15 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 May 2016 | [AFP] Ivan Couronne
    Los Angeles (AFP) - His rallies are like raucous circuses, interrupted by the clamor of a captivated crowd that is quick to finish his sentences. Hers seem more like sober presidential addresses, exhaustive litanies of proposals presented to well-behaved supporters. Making matters worse, Hillary Clinton tends to arrive late, while the Donald Trump Show always begins on time. With the US presidential election about to enter a new phase, the Democratic candidate suffers from a glaring enthusiasm deficit, threatened by Bernie Sanders in the final primaries in June and unable to contain Republican charges of ethical lapses fueled by her...
  • Why is only Bill Clinton’s ‘Dirty Laundry’ Off Limits?

    05/29/2016 7:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 29, 2016 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Now that the presidential primary process is winding down with two presumptive nominees, the real presidential campaign is ramping up. Especially for the Democrat base, including major media organizations such CNN. While CNN handled several Republican debates in a commendable manner, it was still early in the process with Donald Trump and the seventeen dwarves calling each other names. Now with Trump surpassing the 1237 delegate threshold and Clinton on the verge of emerging from the ‘Berning’ fire of her primary battle with enough delegates to secure the Democrat nomination, the battle lines are being drawn, and CNN has moved...
  • First on CNN: Trump campaign eyeing big stadium for acceptance speech

    05/29/2016 7:20:42 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 29 May 2016 | Jim Acosta
    (CNN)Donald Trump's campaign is considering booking one of Cleveland's big sports venues for his acceptance speech in July, two GOP sources familiar with the planning of the upcoming GOP convention say. The sources said First Energy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, and Progressive Field, home of the city's Indians baseball team, are the two sites under consideration for Trump's acceptance speech on the final night of the convention. One of the sources said the campaign is closing in on signing a contract for use of one of the two venues, with the football stadium currently the favorite for Trump's...
  • Editorial: Kaine would be perfect fit on Democratic ticket

    05/29/2016 6:44:16 AM PDT · by randita · 24 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/28/16 | Editorial Staff
    Editorial: Kaine would be perfect fit on Democratic ticket Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:30 pm 1960 remains the exception that proves the rule. Vice presidential candidates seldom make a decisive difference in general elections. Lyndon Johnson’s presence on the ticket may have put John Kennedy in the White House. Johnson carried Texas for the Democrats and likely contributed their victories in Missouri and North Carolina. Without a Southern running mate, the Massachusetts senator probably would have lost to Richard Nixon. 2016 already has established itself as an idiosyncratic election. Crackpots dominated the Republican sweepstakes. The heavily favored Hillary Clinton...
  • POLL: Paul Ryan Is CRUSHING His Trump-Supporting Primary Challenger BY 73 POINTS

    05/29/2016 6:20:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/28/16 | Eric Owens
    Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who has very conspicuously withheld any endorsement of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, is absolutely crushing his Trump-supporting 2016 primary challenger. Do You Support Paul Ryan For Re-Election? Yes No Completing this poll entitles you to Daily Caller news updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The House Speaker leads the wan challenger, water filtration company executive Paul Nehlen, by 73 points among likely Republican primary voters in the first congressional district of Wisconsin, according a new poll conducted by The Washington...
  • Conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: VOTE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE, EVEN IN NOVEMBER!!!

    05/29/2016 6:20:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    Paul Nehlen for Congress! http://www.paulnehlen.com/ We must continue to remove the heads of the republican establishment until they begin to listen to the American people. Eric Cantor has been removed. John Boehner has been removed. Kevin McCarthy has been prevented. And now Paul Ryan is being primaried. But if Paul Ryan succeeds in defeating Paul Nehlen in the primary on August 9th, we must have a contingency plan. What then? The time has come for desperate measures against the Oligarchy. Conservatives in Paul Ryan’s district should be prepared to vote against the Speaker should he make it to the November...
  • And Now, Behind Door No. 3

    05/29/2016 6:16:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    It’s been an unusual election year, and it’s far from over. This weekend, the Libertarian Party is holding its presidential nominating convention in Orlando, Florida, close to Disney World — or close to a Veterans Administration hospital . . . they’re so difficult to tell apart. Both have long lines. For eleven previous presidential contests, the Libertarian Party’s nominees — including the 1988 run by former GOP congressman and presidential aspirant Ron Paul — have only once broken one percent of the vote, in 1980, and only once topped a million votes, in 2012. Yet, this November, after all the...
  • McConnell: System would constrain Trump (he will suddenly remember how to check executive power!)

    05/29/2016 6:02:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | 5/27/16 | Hal Boedeker
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will support Donald Trump and thinks the business mogul can win the presidency, the Kentucky Republican tells "CBS Sunday Morning." To people afraid of a Trump presidency, McConnell sees protections in the system to prevent mistakes by the White House occupant. "What protects us in this country against big mistakes being made is the structure, the Constitution, the institutions," McConnell tells Jan Crawford. "No matter how unusual a personality may be who gets elected to office, there are constraints in this country. You don't get to do anything you want to. So I'm very optimistic...
  • McConnell’s memoir bashes outside conservative groups

    05/29/2016 5:59:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    fredericknewspost.com ^ | 5/28/16 | Niels Lesniewski
    WASHINGTON — There’s no love lost for outside conservative groups in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s new memoir that hits bookshelves this week. The Kentucky Republican, always a political strategist, makes the case in “The Long Game” that he could have ascended to majority leader earlier if not for forces like the Senate Conservatives Fund. “As more dollars from patriotic Americans rolled in, SCF staff would direct those resources exclusively toward campaigning against the most electable Republicans from the comfort of their townhome on Capitol Hill,” McConnell writes, according to excerpts posted by Google Books. “[R]eminiscent of what happened in...
  • Cleveland police in riot gear won't wear body cameras during RNC

    05/29/2016 5:23:31 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 52 replies
    al.com news ^ | May 27, 2016 | Cory Schaffer
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Many Cleveland police officers will not be wearing body cameras if protests turn violent during the Republican National Convention, officials said. Police officials have told officers that a host of logistical issues, including an inability to attach the cameras to police riot gear, means officers will not be able to wear the devices. The department says officers will use other methods to record police interactions with protesters and the public during the convention. But the head of a police union and the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio expressed concern that the officers...
  • Sanders tries to get Clinton 'aggressive attack surrogates' off key campaign committees

    05/29/2016 3:22:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 29, 2016
    Sanders tries to get Clinton 'aggressive attack surrogates' off key campaign committees Published May 29, 2016 Bernie Sanders is attempting to wage a fight to the finish for the Democratic presidential nomination -- and to upend the party’s “rigged” system -- by trying to remove key convention officials. The Sanders campaign has called former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy “aggressive attack surrogates” for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. And it formally requested that Frank and Malloy be removed as co-chairmen, respectively, of the Rules and Platform committees at the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic National Committee...
  • Trump camp concedes it's low on money

    05/29/2016 3:08:01 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 27, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Donald Trump's campaign has alerted Senate Republicans that he won't have much money to spend fending off attacks from Hillary Clinton over the next couple months. The notice came when Paul Manafort, Trump's senior advisor, met with a group of Senate Republican chiefs of staff for lunch last week, sources familiar with the meeting told the Washington Examiner. The admission suggests that Trump will be far more dependent on the GOP brass for money than he has led voters to believe, but it's consistent with his reliance on the Republican National Committee to provide a ground game in battleground states....
  • WaPo: “U.S. Forces Now on the Ground” in Yemen

    05/29/2016 12:21:27 AM PDT · by hamilton_1800 · 17 replies
    In significant news that has thus far either gone under or outright unreported by the media, U.S. military advisors have “boots on the ground” in Yemen, according to a recent report in the Washington Post by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Missy Ryan: “The Pentagon has placed a small number of U.S. advisors on the ground in Yemen to support Arab forces battling al-Qaeda, military officials said on Friday, signaling a new American role in that country’s multi-sided civil war. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said U.S. personnel had been in the country for about two weeks, supporting Yemeni and...
  • A growing number of vocal Hispanic minority speaking out in favor of Trump

    05/28/2016 10:07:48 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    AP via Fox News Latino ^ | May 28, 2016/
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas — clashing with police, at times — to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire. They are backing Trump even in the face of resentment and suspicion from friends and family, who are among the overwhelming majority of non-white voters opposed to the New York businessman's candidacy. "I'm not ashamed to vote for Trump. I'd just rather...
  • ‘Splodey Head Alert – Oregon Poll: Donald Trump 53%, Hillary Clinton 26% (Independents)…

    05/28/2016 9:42:13 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 76 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 29, 2016 | sundance
    Oh my. A recent Clout Research poll from the State of Oregon (full pdf below), not exactly well known as a bastion of all things republican, shows candidate Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton 44 to 42%. However, with Independent Voters, Donald Trump is CRUSHING Hillary Clinton by 27 points 53% to 26%. The Monster Vote effect:
  • Hillary Clinton Struggles to Find Footing in Unusual Race (panicked bedwetting in Hillary's camp)

    05/28/2016 9:10:09 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 64 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | MAY 28, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK, ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    But early optimism that this would be an easy race is evaporating. ...snip.... “The guy’s a maniac,” John Burton, the chairman of the California Democratic Party, said about Mr. Trump. ...snip.... But it is the campaign’s approach to Mr. Trump that is making even Mrs. Clinton’s most loyal supporters uneasy. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is concerned that she lacks a comprehensive strategy to confront Mr. Trump, and has told Democrats that the Clinton campaign must bring on a senior staff member dedicated only to the Trump portfolio. “As soon as she clinches the nomination, we need a high-level...
  • A Challenge to Donald Trump’s Energy Claims: Economic Reality

    05/28/2016 8:50:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 27, 2016 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    In his pledge to aggressively expand American oil and gas production, and his framing of that push as a salvation for the nation’s economic and fiscal health, Donald J. Trump is following in the footsteps of decades of Republican politicians. But in a market where domestic oil production is already higher than it has been in 40 years, and natural gas production is at a historic high, those proposals have run up against a major problem: the global economy. As the presumptive Republican nominee spoke in Bismarck, N.D., this week, in the booming Bakken oil fields not far away, oil...
  • Trump’s Touching Gesture After Rally Brings Grieving Mother to Tears

    05/28/2016 8:46:02 PM PDT · by jennychase · 39 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/28/2016 | JULIA HAHN
    Cell phone footage captured at Wednesday’s campaign rally shows Donald Trump’s touching and spontaneous interaction with a group of mothers who attended the rally and who lost their children to illegal alien violence. The footage shows Trump kissing and signing posters of the mothers’ deceased children after his rally in Anaheim, Californi
  • Trump: Does President Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he's in Japan?

    05/28/2016 8:36:00 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 42 replies
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump ^ | 2:34 PM - 28 May 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    Does President Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he's in Japan? Thousands of American lives lost. #MDW— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2016
  • Paul Ryan Echoes Donald Trump on Energy, Trade: America Needs ‘Smart Trade Agreements’

    05/28/2016 5:46:03 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 28 May 2016
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan joined nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host Larry Kudlow earlier this week, sounding similar on various policy stances to presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Kudlow said Ryan seemed to be on the same page as Trump on energy policy following Trump’s speech in North Dakota on Thursday. “Donald and I have been talking the last few weeks about all of these ideas and we’re making sure we get on the same page on principles and then the policies that come from those principles and those are very productive talks that are happening,” Ryan told...
  • California voters rank jobs, employment as top presidential election issues

    05/28/2016 5:48:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    KPCC ^ | May 26, 2016 | KPCC Staff
    It's been about eight years since the Great Recession, but California voters still rank jobs and the economy as the most important issue heading into the presidential primary election. That's one of the findings of a new Field Poll released Thursday, just 12 days before the June 7 runoff. Seven out of 10 likely voters across the political spectrum rated the economy as a top concern, according to results from the Field Poll conducted for the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.
  • When Your Liberal Values Need Not Apply

    05/28/2016 4:10:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | MAY 26, 2016
    Have you ever seen a human rights group promote awareness about anti-Semitism? Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! Maybe you’ve seen a Facebook campaign to stop discrimination against Jews? Well, haven’t you ever been on a march, sponsored by a non-Jewish organization, to end anti-Semitism in the Western World? If you answered no to any of the previous questions, you are not alone; anti-Semitism has been forgotten as a human rights cause by the generation that claims to be so invested in human rights. My generation of smartphone-toting...
  • Judge orders release of internal Trump University documents

    05/28/2016 3:15:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tom Hamburger
    A federal judge has ordered the release of internal Trump University documents in an ongoing lawsuit against the company, including "playbooks" that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses on getting rich through real estate. The Friday ruling, in which Judge Gonzalo Curiel cited heightened public interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, was issued in response to a request by The Washington Post. The ruling was a setback for Trump, whose attorneys argued that the documents contained trade secrets. [Snip] Trump, who previously questioned whether Curiel's Hispanic heritage made him biased due to Trump's support for building...
  • Zucked Up: Why Silicon Valley Is Scared To Death Of Trump Part 1.

    05/28/2016 3:02:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    California’s high-tech business wizards like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg are in full freak-out mode over Donald Trump, and the key to understanding why lies in the H-1B visa program. As a recent L.A. Times story titled “Donald Trump has done the unthinkable: Unite Silicon Valley” reports: Ambitious start-up CEOs who swore off talking politics for fear of offending investors are enlisting in campaigns to discredit Trump. Longtime valley Republican stalwarts who have voted for every GOP nominee for decades say they can’t do it this year. The libertarian-minded innovators who just want to get government out of their way have less...
  • Telemundo Caught Staging Shot at Anti-Trump Protest in San Diego

    05/28/2016 2:53:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 28, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Apparently Telemundo believes it is perfectly alright to stage events and film them as authentic. In fact, as you can see in the video below, the Telemundo cameraman admits to filmmaker Andrew Marcus of Rebel Marcus that he is indeed staging the event. In this case, two young anti-Trump protesters in San Diego yesterday were holding the Mexican flag upside down and the Telemundo cameraman gave them directions on the proper way to hold the flag. This is followed by a really nasty attitude by one of the protesters including spitting in the direction of Marcus. But, hey, that behavior is understandable...
  • AmmoLand Exclusive: Donald Trump Promised Terry Brother Answers on Fast and Furious

    05/28/2016 2:42:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 May, 2016 | David Codrea
    The brother of a slain Border Patrol agent says Donald Trump has promised answers about the Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” program leading to Brian Terry’s death. Kent Terry met with Trump, and says the presumptive Republican nominee will use his authority to act if he’s elected president, Terry said in a Twitter post Tuesday.“Mr. Trump said ‘It’s a shame Fast and Furious started and shame on them for what they are doing about it,” Terry explained to this column, referring to an event at a community college in Michigan (see photo).  “When I become president I will open the books...
  • Hillary Clinton Struggles to Find Footing in Unusual Race

    05/28/2016 2:20:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 28, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK, ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Democrats could hardly believe their good fortune last month when it became clear that Hillary Clinton was headed to a general election showdown with Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump carried so much baggage and had insulted so many voting blocs that some Clinton supporters began to imagine a landslide. But early optimism that this would be an easy race is evaporating. In the corridors of Congress, on airplane shuttles between New York and Washington, at donor gatherings and on conference calls, anxiety is spreading through the Democratic Party that Mrs. Clinton is struggling to find her footing.
  • Mark Levin: Why’s Trump Cozying Up to Sanders But Still Trashing Cruz?

    05/28/2016 1:57:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 203 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 28, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Mark Levin still has serious problems with Donald Trump, and today he pointed to something odd Trump’s been doing recently that could be a turn-off for conservatives. Trump has been throwing compliments Bernie Sanders‘ way recently, saying he has some good ideas and the Democrats are being unfair to him and he should consider going third party, while at a rally yesterday Trump went back to trashing “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz. And that really pissed off Levin, who wondered, “Does he talk about Bernie Sanders this way? He treats Bernie Sanders with an odd respect.” He mocked the way Trump fans...
  • Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’

    05/28/2016 1:33:49 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 27, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in...
  • Trump campaign eyeing big stadium for acceptance speech (Cleveland's football or baseball stadiums)

    05/28/2016 1:20:09 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:38 PM ET, Sat May 28, 2016 | Jim Acosta
    Donald Trump's campaign is considering booking one of Cleveland's big sports venues for his acceptance speech in July, two GOP sources familiar with the planning of the upcoming GOP convention say. The sources said First Energy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, and Progressive Field, home of the city's Indians baseball team, are the two sites under consideration for Trump's acceptance speech on the final night of the convention. One of the sources said the campaign is closing in on signing a contract for use of one of the two venues, with the football stadium currently the favorite for Trump's...
  • Never mind Trump, GOP uniting under banner: 'Never Hillary'

    05/28/2016 1:16:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2016 2:52 AM EDT | Julie Bykowicz and Julie Pace
    Donald Trump’s best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton. Having overcome a multimillion-dollar “Never Trump” campaign aimed at blocking him from the Republican nomination, he’s now benefiting from a wave of GOP donors, party leaders, voters and conservative groups that are uniting under a new banner: “Never Hillary.” “Nothing unites Republicans better than a Clinton,” says Scott Reed, a political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who has advised previous GOP campaigns. While Reed says there remain “many unknowns” about Trump, he adds that “the knowns about Hillary are very powerful motivators...
  • Clinton email headache is about to get worse

    05/28/2016 1:14:38 PM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28th, 2016 | By Julian Hattem
    Hillary Clinton’s email headache is about to get even worse. A scathing inspector general’s report this week was just the first in what is likely to be a series of official actions related to her private server stemming from the FBI, a federal courthouse and Capitol Hill. Clinton’s presidential campaign has failed to quiet the furor over the issue, which has dogged her for more than a year. In the next few weeks — just as the likely Democratic presidential nominee hopes to pivot towards a general election — it will face its toughest scrutiny yet. “All of that feeds...
  • Hillary’s email report: The worst thing

    05/28/2016 1:13:10 PM PDT · by Lihueflash · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Newt Gingrich
    It’s difficult to choose the most disturbing aspect of the State Department Inspector General’s report this week on Hillary Clinton’s email practices, but near the top of the list must surely be this: Virtually everything Clinton has said about her email has been a lie, and she knew it all the time.
  • Testimony Begins On Clinton Email (Weekly Update)

    05/28/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released State Department Office of Inspector General Slams Clinton Email Practices Justice Department Documents Reveal the Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at Least 69 Killings Memorial Day: Why We Fight First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released The court-ordered discovery to uncover details about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system has produced the first testimony from her top aides. This week we released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Lewis Lukens, former deputy assistant secretary of state and executive director...
  • Why Trump Won, and Why the Current Crop of Purported Leaders Must Be Swept Aside

    05/28/2016 9:54:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 05/27/2016 | Ace
    "Pocahantas." For a long time I've been busting on Marco Rubio people, and the class -- Upper Middle Class College-Educated -- so enthused about him.* I've said this before, but this class, in particular, is extremely bully-able. Their class itself is is the product of liberal social cues and mores. College being one of the main prerequisites of class entry (other prerequisites: That your parents are also college-educated), this class is particularly sensitive to threats to their social status by liberals.** Any class whose credentials are monitored by a progressive/archliberal dominant cadre is going to be easily whipsawed into conformity...
  • Diamond & Silk: New Table Talk: Trump clinches 1237; Hillary & Elizabeth Warren

    05/28/2016 9:52:58 AM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 6 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | May 28, 2016 | Diamond & Silk
    Diamond and Silk discuss Donald Trump being the Nominee, Crooked Hillary and her Side Chick Elizabeth Warren, States that suing Obama, Tips for Memorial day and find out who goes into this week bowl of stupid
  • Clinton vs. Trump - low turnout

    05/28/2016 9:40:04 AM PDT · by realr · 35 replies
    KTVQ-TV ^ | May 28, 2016 | Real R
    Ahead of Montana's primaries June 7, both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump visited Billings, Montana's largest city. The difference was turnout: 300 people showed up to see Bill Clinton, while 7,500 appeared for Donald Trump. The Clinton campaign knew there would be low turnout, they booked a room at a middle school. The Trump campaign booked the largest arena in town. http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2016/05/26/trump-fires-crowd-billings/85008048/ Montana is a purple state, sending to DC both Republicans and Democrats over the years. This year the excitement appears to be for Trump, and in the college towns (Missoula and Bozeman), for Bernie. There are very few...