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  • Reports: Palestinian Flags Outnumber American Flags at Democratic National Convention

    07/26/2016 9:27:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | July 26, 2016 11:14 AM | Lea Speyer
    The Palestinian flag was prominently displayed by activists at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on Monday, amid an apparent absence of American flags, according to numerous media and social media postings. […] Conservative bloggers, meanwhile, highlighted additional flag issues during the DNC, such as the party’s capitulation to protesters demanding the removal of the Mississippi state flag, which depicts the Confederate standard. In a video capturing its removal, demonstrators are heard chanting and cheering. […] The presence of the Palestinian flag at the DNC comes at a fragile time for pro-Israel Democrats, following major efforts — led by Vermont Senator...
  • Trump Takes 9-Point Lead Over Clinton in Granite State

    07/26/2016 9:25:51 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 4 replies
    An InsideSources/NH Journal poll finds that incumbent U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is gaining momentum in her race against New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan. Ayotte leads Hassan 49 percent to 41.4 percent, with 9.6 percent undecided. Meanwhile, days after officially receiving the Republican nomination in Cleveland, the poll shows businessman Donald Trump leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 47.9 percent to 38.5 percent in New Hampshire, with 13.6 percent undecided. InsideSources tested a negative message for each of the major party’s candidates for Senate. When voters were asked if Ayotte’s intention to vote for Donald Trump without endorsing him influenced...
  • The USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll (T: 46% H: 41%)

    07/26/2016 9:24:15 AM PDT · by Angels27 · 4 replies
    USC Dornsife/LA Times ^ | 7-26-16 | USC Dornsife/LA Times
    The 2016 USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election Poll represents a pioneering approach to tracking changes in Americans' opinions throughout a campaign for the White House. Around 3000 respondents in our representative panel are asked questions on a regular basis on what they care about most in the election, and on their attitudes toward their preferred candidates. The "Daybreak poll" is updated just after midnight every day of the week. his chart tracks our best estimate, over time, of how America plans to vote in November The final blue and red figures on the right side of the chart...
  • Donald Trump Polling Ahead of Clinton – But Did He Really Get Polling Bounce?…

    07/26/2016 9:17:44 AM PDT · by GilGil · 8 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/26/2016 | Sundance
    ...Does it really make sense that Donald Trump jumped that far (10 to 12 points) from a convention bounce? Of course not. The reality is, Clinton was NEVER ahead, and the race is not even close now... You see, the reality is folks – this race is not close. This race is not even in the same city where the close ballpark is located. Look at the Philly Convention. Do you notice how the entire venue is optically different from the GOP convention by intentional design? In Cleveland the delegates were all on the floor of the event venue. The...
  • Lessons: As US Debates Refugee Policy, Germany Suffers Three Attacks in Three Days

    07/26/2016 9:11:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Some commentators are scratching their heads over how Donald Trump could have earned a polling bump out of Cleveland, in light of its various mishaps and controversies (which the Democrats are working to match and surpass) -- and especially after such a dark and foreboding acceptance speech. The reason we predicted he'd get that bounce is because the public mood is dark. We see that reality reflected in national polling week after week. And we see its roots and causes playing out in headlines across the globe. In Germany over this past weekend alone, there were three terrible attacks -- two of which were...
  • DNC Convention 2016: Soviet Flags, Palestinian Flag – BUT NO US FLAGS

    07/26/2016 8:59:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 26, 2016
    DNC Convention 2016: Soviet Flags, Palestinian Flag – BUT NO US FLAGS Jim Hoft Jul 26th, 2016 8:28 am Leave a Comment The Democrat Convention kicked off Monday in Philadelphia.The far left Bernie supporters marched with Soviet flags down the street.Democrats waved the Palestinian flag from inside the Wells Fargo Convention Center. Didn't see any Palestinian flags at the #RNC. @TheDemocrats aren't hiding anything anymore. #DNCinPHL pic.twitter.com/Oo2fEuBQVo— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) July 26, 2016 But NO US FLAGS were visible from inside the convention hall.Of course, you couldn’t move inside the RNC without seeing an American flag.
  • FULL SPEECH: Donald Trump, Mike Pence Speak at VFW National Convention in Charlotte (7-26-16)

    07/26/2016 8:51:11 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/26/2016
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016: Full replay of Donald Trump and Mike Pence's remarks at the VFW National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
  • Dems fret over Trump bounce

    07/26/2016 8:45:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    PHILADELPHIA — Democrats are alarmed over a cluster of new polls showing Donald Trump enjoying a healthy bounce in support after the Republican National Convention. Worried Democrats say they thought some of the “dark” themes that Trump and his allies raised in Cleveland wouldn’t gain traction in modern-day America. Yet a flurry of polls have suggested that the GOP presidential nominee is ahead or in a dead heat with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Some Democrats can’t believe they are in a close race. “It shouldn’t be this close. I don’t think there’s any question that the closeness of this...
  • As a Teen Cashier Seeing Food Stamp Use, I Changed My Mind About the Democrat Party

    07/26/2016 8:36:44 AM PDT · by milton23 · 40 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/26/16 | J. D. Vance
    Mamaw encouraged me to get a job—she told me that it would be good for me and that I needed to learn the value of a dollar. When her encouragement fell on deaf ears, she then demanded that I get a job, and so I did, as a cashier at Dillman’s, a local grocery store. Working as a cashier turned me into an amateur sociologist. A frenetic stress animated so many of our customers. One of our neighbors would walk in and yell at me for the smallest of transgressions—not smiling at her, or bagging the groceries too heavy one...
  • DNC sought to hide details of Clinton funding deal

    07/26/2016 8:32:56 AM PDT · by hotsteppa · 11 replies
    PHILADELPHIA — Leaked emails show the Democratic National Committee scrambled this spring to conceal the details of a joint fundraising arrangement with Hillary Clinton that funneled money through state Democratic parties. During the three-month period when the DNC was working to spin the situation, state parties kept less than one half of one percent of the $82 million raised through the arrangement — validating concerns raised by campaign finance watchdogs, state party allies and Bernie Sanders supporters.......
  • Democrats' Mentions of Trump on Pace to Exceed RNC References to Clinton (138 on day one)

    07/26/2016 8:31:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 26, 2016, 12:35 AM ET | Adam Kelsey
    After watching Republicans invoke Hillary Clinton’s name almost 300 times in just four days last week at their convention, Democrats returned the favor on day one of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The terms “Donald,” “Trump” or “Donald Trump” appeared in an ABC News transcript of the DNC 138 times unique times on Monday, including references to the Republican nominee as well as buildings, the university named for Trump and even the businessman’s line of steaks. Among notable speakers during the evening session of the convention, Trump was extremely popular. Major speakers such as New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker...
  • Clinton aide on email leaks: 'I don't think they're done'

    07/26/2016 8:28:50 AM PDT · by ncfool · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton's campaign is bracing for the possibility of more damaging emails being leaked to the public as the presidential campaign enters its home stretch. Jennifer Palmieri, communications director for Hillary for America, said it’s possible that more emails will be released at a time designed to inflict maximum political pain to Democrats. “The WikiLeaks leak was obviously designed to hurt our convention,” she told reporters. “I don’t think they’re done. That’s how they operate. “We can’t know, but it’s part of the reason that we wanted people to understand our belief that the Russians are behind this,”...
  • This Video Will Get Donald Trump Elected

    07/26/2016 8:25:10 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/26/16 | Patrick Henry
    PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
  • Dr. Dre cited on gun charge following driveway encounter

    07/26/2016 8:17:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | unkinown
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man told them he was parked outside a Malibu, California, home when Dre ordered him to leave and showed a gun. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, told sheriff's deputies he didn't have a gun and that the man was blocking his driveway. He says the man moved his car but parked nearby. He says the man drove off after Dre recorded video of him.
  • Liberal Zombies Endorse Paul Ryan as Hillary's VP Running Mate !!!(???)

    07/26/2016 8:12:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 07-26-2016 | Mark Dice
    Hillary Clinton picked Paul Ryan, Republican Speaker of the House, to be her Vice Presidential running mate? Why would she do such a thing? Do young American liberals think this is a good strategy to beat Donald Trump in the 2016 Election? Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
  • Fearful Democrats Erect Makeshift Interior Wall Around DNC Convention Stage…

    07/26/2016 8:06:28 AM PDT · by GilGil · 59 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/26/2016 | Sundance
    A very hastily constructed interior wall surrounding the stage using metal crowd barriers and blue cloth drapes. What/who do you think they were attempting to “block"?
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine

    07/26/2016 8:00:50 AM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Truncated title. Full title: EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine and Challenge Kaine as Running Mate! Disenfranchised Bernie Sanders delegates are talking intensely behind the scenes about how to disrupt the Democratic National Convention to protest the Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine ticket. Breitbart News has learned that some groups of delegates are considering nominating a vice presidential challenger to Clinton’s pick Tim Kaine. Others are discussing a potential walkout by Sanders delegates. But Sanders’ speech Monday afternoon urging people to vote for Clinton seems to have damaged the plans, prompting some pro-Bernie delegates...
  • Here's Your Official DNC Drinking Game

    07/26/2016 7:47:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Stephen Green
    Look at that list. Look at those bonus points. Look, if you dare, at that face. I admire -- it's impossible not to, really -- the thought, the care, the inhuman sufferance, the Lovecraftian imagination that went into putting together this graphic. Still, I cannot go there. I shall not play this game. Have I spent almost thirty years training my liver to Mark Rippetoe Spec, only to throw it all away on Hillary Freaking Clinton's once-delayed coronation? I'd sooner give up drink altogether, live life anew, clean and sober -- and then cast aside years of better living for...
  • DNC sought to hide details of Clinton funding deal

    07/26/2016 7:45:21 AM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 13 replies
    Leaked emails show the Democratic National Committee scrambled this spring to conceal the details of a joint fundraising arrangement with Hillary Clinton that funneled money through state Democratic parties. During the three-month period when the DNC was working to spin the situation, state parties kept less than one half of one percent of the $82 million raised through the arrangement — validating concerns raised by campaign finance watchdogs, state party allies and Bernie Sanders supporters.
  • All the Presidents Girly Men!

    07/26/2016 7:42:56 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 23 replies
    (Vanity) | 26 July 2016 | areukiddingme1
    Don't take my word for it, look and observe for yourself and ask yourself the question, "why are all democrat men such Girly men." When Democrats are faced with their "High Noon" moments they slink away, they shrink under the heat of being a leader and standing up to the "bad guys," they make situations much worse through inaction and failure to lead. This ALWAYS leads to more problems down range. For instance, obama's "lead from behind," and hillary's "not my ball to carry" as the secretary of state over Benghazi -- Clearly not their Marshal Will Kane moments. They...
  • DNC Leak Reveals Party Insiders Promised Access to Obama in Exchange for Cash

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

    07/26/2016 7:37:04 AM PDT · by Mariner · 6 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Sacramento Bee Editorial Board
    Supporters of Bernie Sanders have had a big impact on the Democratic agenda. They have pushed through the most liberal party platform in recent memory. The $15 minimum wage, single-payer health care, debt-free college – these and other progressive priorities are getting attention they haven’t received in generations. What a waste it would be if Americans failed to elect a Democratic president. Unfortunately, electing Donald Trump is exactly what some Sanders partisans appear to be bent on with their dogmatic and destructive demonization of Hillary Clinton. Perhaps they missed it, what with all the booing of every voice of reason...
  • Big Labor Makes The Case For Hillary Over Trump

    07/26/2016 7:35:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | Connor D. Wolf
    National union leaders made the case Monday for why Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton is a better choice over Republican nominee Donald Trump. National unions have overwhelmingly endorsed Clinton with many warning Trump would be disastrous for worker rights. The AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the National Education Association, AFSCME, among others within the labor movement voiced their support for her at the the Democratic National Convention. “We need a president that wants to raise wages instead of one that thinks wages are too high and doesn’t even think there should be a federal minimum wage,” SEIU International...
  • Rendell: PA in play for Trump

    07/26/2016 7:35:27 AM PDT · by randita · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/26/16 | Chris Brennan
    Former Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday declared Pennsylvania "in play" for president, two days before his friend Hillary Clinton is slated to accept the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia. The reason? Republican nominee Donald Trump's rhetoric is resonating with "white, blue-collar workers," Rendell said at breakfast sponsored by Politico. "People have to understand, not withstanding presidential elections, Pennsylvania is not a blue state," Rendell said. "We have a Republican legislature." Rendell noted that Pennsylvania has more than 900,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans, but his party's voters "don't turn out nearly as well" unless the presidency is on the ballot. Pennsylvania...
  • Ouch! We Busted Wall Street Journal Reporter Running DNC Talking Points Essentially Verbatim....

    07/26/2016 7:26:21 AM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies
    GotNews.com ^ | 7/26/15 | Charles C. Johnson
    "Ouch! We Busted Wall Street Journal Reporter Running DNC Talking Points Essentially Verbatim #DNCLeaks #DemsInPhilly" GotNews.com is finally getting around to the DNC leaks. And boy are they awesome. We found a reporter — Laura Meckler of the Wall Street Journal — who is basically a stenographer for the Hillary Clinton campaign. That might seem harsh but Meckler actually once used a sock puppet to try to get an interview with Obama so she’s used to being a puppet or getting stories planted.
  • The Crusades for Dummies [quick video mapping of jihad v. Crusades]

    07/26/2016 7:19:17 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 29 replies
    Political Islam ^ | 7/26/2016 | Bill Warner, Ph.D.
    Bill Warren, Ph.D. is a physicist and mathematician and created a dynamic battle map showing the history of Islam's attack against Christianity and the Crusades response. Be prepared to be shocked And pissed every time some liberal brings up the Crusades in response to Islamic terrorism. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I_To-cV94Bo
  • Police Department Survey: Violent Crime Up in Major Cities (Ruh Roh!)

    07/26/2016 7:18:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | Caroline May
    The number of homicides committed in major cities during the first half of this year is up by more than 15 percent, and overall violent crime is up more than two percent compared to the first half of 2015, according to data from the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA). A midyear comparison of violent crime in major cities between 2015 and 2016, compiled via a survey of police departments, reveals increases in several categories of violent crimes. According to the MCCA survey, the police departments of major cities reported a total of 2,308 homicides during the first half of 2016...
  • Clinton senior spokesperson Karen Finney: DNC Had More Ideas in One Night Than All of RNC

    07/26/2016 7:15:32 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 49 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/26/2016
    Clinton senior spokesperson Karen Finney: DNC Had More Ideas in One Night Than All of RNC.
  • DNC Interim Head: Don’t Let ‘White Boys’ Win

    07/26/2016 7:10:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 25, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Daily Caller News Foundation DNC Interim Head: Don’t Let ‘White Boys’ Win Blake Neff Reporter The new interim head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has a colorful history, which includes demanding former President George H.W. Bush confess to an extramarital affair and a belief that “white boys” shouldn’t be allowed to win. Donna Brazile is set to take over the DNC from Debbie Wasserman Schultz as soon as the Democratic convention in Philadelphia wraps up. Brazile has worked as a political strategist and Democratic party operative for over thirty years, going all the way back to a job on...
  • Donna Brazile: "more emails are coming."

    07/26/2016 7:05:31 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 69 replies
    Interim DNC chair, Donna Brazile: "I want to learn what is behind all of this, because more emails are coming."
  • Kremlin dismisses US Democratic email hack claims as 'absurd'

    07/26/2016 7:01:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 41 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Unattributed
    Moscow (AFP) - The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed allegations that Russia was behind a hack of the Democratic National Committee's emails as absurd, mocking what it called obsessive references to Russia in the US presidential campaign. "This absurd news was immediately refuted by the family of the well-known presidential candidate," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, referring to Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. "We are still seeing attempts to obsessively use the topic of Russia during the US electoral campaign," Peskov complained. "Unfortunately Russia is being used in the electoral campaign in the US. Unfortunately this traditional game is...
  • GOP consultant claims former Cruz campaign manager is actively working to unseat tea party

    07/26/2016 6:46:07 AM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    A consulting firm run by Ted Cruz's former campaign manager is actively working to defeat a House Freedom Caucus member who is up for reelection despite strong claims to the contrary, a conservative consultant who previously worked for the firm claims. "It's total bull----," consultant Noel Fritsch told Business Insider of Jeff Roe's claims that his firm, Axiom Strategies, was not involved in efforts to oust Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas from office. In 2014, Axiom Strategies, which Roe founded and owns, worked with a super PAC to spend more than $230,000 against Huelskamp, according to Federal Election Commission documents....
  • CNN Applauds Michelle’s Dem Convention Speech, Van Jones ‘Crying

    07/26/2016 6:39:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/26/2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Following the highly anticipated DNC speech by First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper called out Political Commentator Van Jones for crying during the speech. “Well I mean, first of all, if you weren't moved by that, go see the doctor,” he responded. Jones continued by speaking glowingly about the speech, “She gave a clinic on how to connect to the American people,” and “It was her speaking as a mother.” The rest of the panelists did much of the same, they all praised her speech for different reasons. CNN’s Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson praised Hillary Clinton’s...
  • The Late, Great Democratic Party

    07/26/2016 6:30:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    This week, the Democrats officially appoint the battered Hillary Clinton to be torchbearer of the party. She has slouched to the finish line. She is tired and the country is tired of her. Sorry, Democrats, no do-overs. You're stuck with her. But it isn't just Clinton who is out of touch and in tragic decline. It's the whole Democratic Party. My friends at the American Enterprise Institute reported last week that the Democratic platform is silent on economic growth. Maybe that is because across the country during the past eight years of Obamanomics, economic growth has been silent. This is...
  • Shattuck: Spectacle of party strife

    07/26/2016 6:27:28 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 9 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 07/26/16 | Tom Shattuck
    PHILADELPHIA — For a convention that was supposed to be a clinic on professionalism and party unity, the DNC is a spectacle of rowdy disharmony. Just seconds into the Florida delegation’s breakfast, angry delegates mauled outgoing DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz with shouts and taunts. She lectured sternly, “Everybody settle down please” — but that only made them angrier. She tried invoking everything from the mass shooting in Florida to her own past health struggles, but nothing was enough to stamp out the shouts of “Shame on you!”
  • No American flags visible at DNC on Day 1

    07/26/2016 6:24:39 AM PDT · by detective · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Patriotism took a back seat to racial grievances last night at the Democratic National Convention, as no American flags were visibly present at an event dedicated to picking a political leader for the United States of America. Alex Pfeifer of the Daily Caller was among those who noticed: The Daily Caller is at the Democratic National Convention and it doesn’t look like there are any American flags. The stage is bland and grey, with no red, white or blue present. A thorough look at the crowd present also turns up no American flags.
  • Terror Attacks Now a DAILY Occurrence (vanity)

    07/26/2016 6:24:29 AM PDT · by pb929 · 16 replies
    Various
    Drop a frog in boiling water and he'll jump out, but put him in a pot of lukewarm water and slowly raise the temperature and he’ll just sit there and slowly cook. WE ARE BEING SLOWLY COOKED BY RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM! There have been at least 10 Islamic terror attacks over the past month and 5 in the past 5 days alone. The jihadists are pressing their attack in all parts of the world and especially in Europe. The response of Western leaders is to downplay the Islamic link and pretend we can’t figure out the motivation for the attacks....
  • Juncker: No Matter How Bad Migrant Crisis, Terrorism Gets, We’ll Never Give Up On Open Borders

    07/26/2016 6:14:10 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Jean-Claude Juncker has vowed that no matter how bad terrorism or the migrant crisis gets, the European Union (EU) will never give up on open borders. The European Commission president said terrorism could be countered with better intelligence-sharing between member states. On France 2’s Four Truths programme this morning, Mr. Juncker said “a lot of initiatives” will be required to strengthen security in the EU. After a bloody month for Europe in which the continent has seen multiple Islamic terror attacks — four in the last week in Germany alone — the EU president insisted better communication between member states...
  • Scarborough: Michelle Obama Speech ‘Reminded Me of Reagan’

    07/26/2016 6:05:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today’s opening segment of Morning Joe was one—long—gush-fest over First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech to the DNC last night. The apotheosis of adulation came from Joe Scarborough, who said that the speech “reminded me of Ronald Reagan.” Scarborough also had an “America love it or leave it” message for those who think our country needs to be made great again: “we are the last best hope for a dying world. If you can’t get behind that message as a Republican or a Democrat, then let me buy you a ticket to another country.” Wonder if Joe offered Michelle a ticket...
  • RNC is right that no Democratic speaker mentioned ISIS on convention's first night

    07/26/2016 6:03:19 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Night one of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia had barely ended when the Republican National Committee sent a blast email to reporters attacking the Democrats for ignoring the threat of terrorism when speaking at the podium. "61: Number Of Speeches At The DNC Tonight," the Republican National Committee wrote. "0: Mentions Of The Global Terrorist Threat Posed By ISIS." Was the Democratic discussion of ISIS and Islamic terrorism that thin? Basically, yes. It’s worth noting that the first night was not intended to have a specific focus on foreign policy, leaving the Democrats with three days left to discuss...
  • WOW! Democrats Build a Wall Around the Podium in Philly

    07/26/2016 5:50:54 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/25/2016 | Jim Hoft
    WOW! But Walls Don’t Work…. Right? On Monday night Elizabeth Warren mocked Donald Trump’s planned border wall.
  • We found the Democratic speakers made a few false and misleading claims on opening night.

    07/26/2016 5:43:11 AM PDT · by randita · 28 replies
    factcheck.org ^ | 7/26/16 | Robert Farley
    PHILADELPHIA — The 2016 Democratic National Convention is underway, and the factual inaccuracies on the first night focused on income, college tuition and something the Republican ticket had said or done. Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “would cut taxes for the richest Americans at the expense of the middle class.” But all income levels would get some tax relief under Trump’s plan. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy wrongly claimed that Mike Pence, the GOP vice presidential nominee, “signed a law that would have forced women to hold funerals for fetuses.” The law said aborted or miscarried...
  • Bitter Bernie Sanders supporters dangerously delusional if they don't ... stand behind Hillary

    07/26/2016 5:18:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 26, 2016 | Josh Greenman
    Complete Headline: Bitter Bernie Sanders supporters dangerously delusional if they don't follow their leader and stand behind Hillary The embittered Bernie Sanders brigades who interrupted speeches throughout the first day and night of the Democratic convention, chanting for their man and booing every mention of the nominee, as though it were Purim and Hillary Clinton the evil Haman, are dangerously delusional. You should respect their vote and passion; you shouldn't respect their rude outbursts. Those who couldn't contain themselves proved not to be proud progressives but petulant children who risk helping to elect Donald Trump, a massive threat to...
  • Michelle Obama: Who Do You Want As Your Children’s Role Model?

    07/26/2016 5:16:44 AM PDT · by Phlap · 43 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 07/25/2016 | K Sheppard & L Barron-Lopez
    First lady Michelle Obama on Monday asked Americans to decide who they want serving as a role model for their children ― Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. This election, Obama said during her speech at the Democratic National Convention, “is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.”
  • Life Among the Berned

    07/26/2016 4:43:44 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    "I I hope you realize the irony of what she’s doing,” Paul Czisny, a Wisconsin delegate for Bernie, said, nodding his head backward at a young woman standing in the stands, a piece of white tape across her mouth that said in stark black letters SILENCED. Periodically, she stood up and photographers rushed over, camera shutters whirring, to snap her admittedly very dramatic portrait. “She’s able to vote, she’s able to get elected as a delegate, she’s able to come here,” Czisny rolled his eyes. He’s as pissed off as anyone about the business of the DNC emails—“it just feeds...
  • DNC sought to hide details of Clinton funding deal

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

    07/26/2016 4:34:21 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 2 replies
    Key Wiki ^ | NA | Trevor Loudon
    Trevor Loundon writes a blog to expose Communist and Socialist activity. Trevor writes bio's on public figures. Trevor documents and reports associations and support networks of public figures. Here is the Tim Kaine Wiki bio. http://www.keywiki.org/Tim_Kaine Lots of mooselimb brotherhood support. Arabs bought and paid for Kaine. Also, strong socialist support network propelling the Kaine career
  • What's 'Making America One Again' About?

    07/26/2016 4:33:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Michael Barone
    "Make America One Again." That was the stated theme of the last night of the Republican National Convention. In the welter of analysis of Donald Trump's acceptance speech, few have commented on it, but it's worth taking it seriously. Liberal commentators have dwelled repeatedly on Trump's "dark" and "dystopian" view of America. Apparently, you're not supposed to think badly of our nation when we have a black Democratic president. This is mostly just partisan spin. The candidate of the out party invariably takes a dim view of the way things are going. Yes, they usually add more uplift than Trump...
  • Winners and losers from the first night of the Democratic convention (Acid Reflux)

    07/26/2016 4:20:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/26/2016 | Chris Cillizza
    A tumultuous first day of the Democratic National Convention is in the books. I watched, tweeted and, candidly, ate and drank. (I mean, it was a long day.) My take on the best and worst of the night that was is below. Winners * Michelle Obama: An absolute home run. Period. It will be difficult for anyone in the next three days to deliver a better speech than the first lady did on Monday night. She used her personal story of raising two young African American girls in the White House to tie her husband's history-making presidency to the history-making...
  • Trump: Bernie gave up, "did all that work for nothing"

    07/26/2016 4:02:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2016 | The Hill Staff
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump laid into Bernie Sanders during an appearing on Fox News’s “Hannity” late Monday night. In an interview that aired shortly after Sanders wrapped up his prime-time address to the Democratic convention, Trump accused the Vermont senator of losing his mojo.