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  • Donald Trump Wanted To Make Charlie Rangel HUD Secretary In 1999

    09/03/2015 2:06:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | July 10, 2015 | Christopher Massie
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in November 1999 that, if elected president, he wanted to make Charles Rangel, the Democratic Congressman from New York, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. At the time, real estate magnate was considering running for president as a member of the Reform Party. Asked by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer if he’d “given some thought to a potential Trump Cabinet,” Trump mentioned Rangel as his top choice to lead HUD. “Well, let’s go — like HUD,” Trump said. “I think Charlie Rangel is a terrific guy. He’s a congressman from New York. He has...
  • WaPo/ABC Rush To Control Narrative On Pro-Trump Deportation Poll (Twitter assist by Frank Luntz)

    09/03/2015 12:45:15 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 6 replies
    The Conservative Treehous ^ | September 2, 2015 | Sundance
    The MSM no longer even tries to hide their bias when polled results in average America don’t match their narratives. Turn up the dials – increase the gaslighting. Two days ago, Investors Business Daily published an extensive poll showing 59% of Americans favored forced deportation if needed in order to gain control of illegal immigration. The latest IBD/TIPP Poll asked 913 adults coast to coast if they “support or oppose mandatory deportation of illegal immigrants in the U.S.” Not surprisingly, 87% of Trump supporters back the proposal. What’s surprising is that 59% of the overall public does as well. Mandatory...
  • Caltrans Proposes Wildlife Overpass On 101 Freeway [Two Lane Mountain Lion Overpass?]

    09/02/2015 9:06:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 2, 2015 | MARTHA GROVE
    Caltrans Proposes Wildlife Overpass On 101 Freeway By MARTHA GROVES Mountain lions, bobcats and other wildlife would have less chance of becoming roadkill if the state adopts a plan to build a landscaped bridge over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, supporters of the proposal said Wednesday. State agencies, elected officials and wildlife advocates urged the state to provide the much-needed link in an area where rampant development and highways have fragmented once-continuous habitat. The 165-foot-wide, 200-foot-long overpass near Liberty Canyon Road would connect the Santa Monica Mountains on the south with the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains. The...
  • New pro-Bevin super PAC launches fundraising effort

    09/02/2015 8:16:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | September 2, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    A new outside group has kicked off a fundraising effort to help Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin win in November. Fighting for Kentucky, a super PAC run by two Kentucky Republicans and one from Texas, said it has $100,000 in pledges and hopes to raise $1 million by Sept. 15. In a fundraising email sent to Republican donors Wednesday afternoon, the group's founders said they are not bound by state laws that ban corporate donations to candidates and limit other contributors to $1,000. "To win, this campaign will cost millions of dollars, so our super PAC is raising unlimited contributions...
  • Know What the GOP Establishment Thinks of You

    09/02/2015 8:02:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 51 replies
    http://theblacksphere.net ^ | September 1, 2015 | George Hewes
    For many years now grassroots conservatives have grumbled that the Republican establishment in Washington views them with contempt. Rarely has that contempt been displayed as brazenly as it was on this week’s episode of Fox News Sunday. During the show’s panel discussion, columnist George Will and Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute in particular showed how GOP bigwigs view their base. Will started the banter by suggesting that the popularity of insurgent GOP candidates was tantamount to “primal scream” psychotherapy where voters are venting their frustrations by backing political newcomers over their more traditional rivals. Brooks seconded Will’s thesis...
  • Trump Donated Thousands, Had Close Working Relationship with Al Sharpton

    09/02/2015 7:35:37 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 349 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Long before the Republican presidential candidate became a presidential candidate or a Republican, Donald Trump had a working relationship with Al Sharpton, including doing favors for the racial activist and giving him thousands in donations.
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show September 3 2015.

    09/02/2015 7:34:07 PM PDT · by GregB · 2 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the “Rose” half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh’s 1250 AM “The Answer” WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!
  • Donald Trump Fires Back At Jeb Bush: He Should Lead By ‘Speaking English While In The United States’

    09/02/2015 11:36:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 214 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/2/15 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump tells Breitbart News former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should be speaking English—not the Spanish he spoke in to attack Trump in Miami this week—on the campaign trail. Trump had harsh words for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in this interview, as well, and lit into the donor class, all while saying that the “silent majority” in America is waking up and fighting to take back the country from the political class. Trump also predicted that he will not only win the White House in 2016, but that he will be re-elected in 2020–predicting he will be...
  • Confirmed: Republicans like Democratic ideas better when they’re Trump’s

    09/02/2015 7:24:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    Lucky for me that I’ve never thought my blogging made a lick of difference to anyone or else reading this last night would have left me looking for a new job. HuffPo came up with a simple yet brutally effective way of testing Republicans’ tolerance for Trump’s ideological heresies: They polled people on universal health care, affirmative action, the Iran deal, and Social Security and simply swapped out Trump’s endorsement of the policy in each question for some prominent Democrat’s. Would Republicans like the Iran deal any better if they thought it had Donald Trump’s approval and not just...
  • The Clintons’ plan to counterattack Obama

    09/02/2015 7:17:45 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2015 | Monica Crowley
    Has the Clinton counterattack against President Obama begun? The Clintons have never taken a political hit lying down. But given their weak and panicky reactions to Mr. Obama’s current, well-orchestrated hit on her — the FBI investigation into her alleged mishandling of classified material as secretary of state — they have appeared to passively absorb the escalating attack. Until now
  • BEN CARSON: BORDERS MUST BE SEALED TO KEEP TERRORISTS OUT; ILLEGALS SHOULD BE GIVEN PATH TO AMNESTY

    09/02/2015 7:15:18 PM PDT · by Amntn · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/2/15 | BREITBART NEWS
    On Wednesday, Dr. Ben Carson said America’s borders must be sealed to protect against terrorism and told a prominent group of Latino elected officials that he also supports giving illegal immigrants a path to legalization and eventual citizenship. Addressing the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) in Nevada, Carson said that “the reason that I think we need to seal our borders completely… all of our borders–north, south, east, and west–is not so much because I’m afraid of somebody from Honduras.” “I’m afraid of someone from Syria who wants to bomb us, who wants to do bad...
  • New Hillary Clinton Supporter Refused to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance

    09/02/2015 7:04:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/2/15 | Brent Scher
    The latest endorsement for Hillary Clinton comes from a New York City politician who has refused to stand during or recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States.New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico and endorsed Clinton on Wednesday, is known for her decision not to stand up during the Pledge of Allegiance as a protest of her home territory’s current status.Though Mark-Viverito has refused to explicitly state her opposition to pledging allegiance to the United States, her colleagues say it is a symbolic “protest” of the United States.City Councilwoman Karen...
  • NEW YORK TIMES BAFFLED BY MASSIVE RISE IN MURDER RATE IT CAUSED

    09/02/2015 7:04:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's De Blasio Time. Radical leftist pro-crime mayor who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime president who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime media which decided to wage war on cops. Now murders are mysteriously rising for reasons they can't explain. It must be Global Warming. Or car insurance rates. Or maybe squirrels. I bet it's the squirrels causing all the murders. Now let's run another #BlackLivesMatter puff piece and more pro-crime propaganda about freeing drug dealers. Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few...
  • BREITBART PRIMARY: FOUR IN FIVE FIRST-PLACE VOTES WENT TO NON-POLITICIANS &

    09/02/2015 6:08:36 PM PDT · by onyx · 9 replies
    BREITBART BIG GOVERNMENT ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Tony Lee
    Four in five Breitbart Primary voters in August preferred non-politicians and anti-establishment candidates over anyone associated with the Washington, D.C. crowd or GOP establishment. In August’s Breitbart Primary, non-politicians and anti-establishment candidates Donald Trump (38.7%), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (26.6%), Dr. Ben Carson (10%), and Carly Fiorina (5.6%) accounted for a whopping 81% of the first-place votes.More people (152,000) voted in August’s Breitbart Primary than in the previous two months combined (55,000 voted in June’s inaugural Breitbart Primary and 70,566 people voted in July’s Breitbart Primary), and it is clear that establishment Republican candidates need not apply for the White...
  • George Will: The blood-stained Indian Child Welfare Act

    09/02/2015 5:41:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2015 | George F. Will
    “It is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race.” — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Sordid, always. And sometimes lethal, as some Native American children could attest, were they not, like Declan Stewart and Laurynn Whiteshield, dead. They were victims of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which as construed and applied demonstrates how identity politics can leave a trail of broken bodies and broken hearts.
  • New Gravis Iowa Polling (Trump 32% Carson 16% Bush 4%)

    09/02/2015 5:04:19 PM PDT · by MichelleWSC3 · 65 replies
    Gravis Marketing Polls ^ | Sept 2 2015 | Gravis Marketing Polls
    As the calendar turns to fall, Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is beginning to spring into contention as front-runner Donald Trump also appears to gain strength in a recent Gravis Marketing poll completed at the end of August 2015. Gravis Marketing, the nonpartisan research firm based in Winter Springs, Fla. recently conducted a random telephone survey of 957 registered voters in Iowa regarding the upcoming 2016 Presidential election – gauging the pulse of registered voters on both sides of the Presidential isle. This poll was completed utilizing Gravis IVR technology and represents a margin of error of ± 3.2%...
  • Clinton Goes Under Water; Trump Polarization Grows (POLL)

    09/02/2015 5:01:11 PM PDT · by South40 · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | 2 SEPT 2015 | GARY LANGER
    Negative views of Hillary Clinton have jumped to nearly their highest on record in ABC News/Washington Post polls, while Donald Trump’s personal popularity has grown more polarized along racial and ethnic lines. Clinton’s favorability has burbled back under water: 45 percent of Americans now see her favorably, down 7 percentage points since midsummer, while 53 percent rate her unfavorably, up 8. Her unfavorable score is a single point from its highest in ABC/Post polls dating back 23 years; that came in April 2008, in the midst of her last presidential campaign. Trump is much farther under water than Clinton, rated...
  • GOP circulates loyalty pledge to box Trump in

    09/02/2015 2:28:17 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 78 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/02/2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    173 Shares 254 Shares Google + Email Comment Print  Getty 2016 RNC circulates loyalty pledge By ALEX ISENSTADT 09/02/15, 04:23 PM EDT The Republican National Committee on Wednesday privately reached out to GOP presidential campaigns to ask whether they’d be willing to sign a pledge stating they would not run as an independent candidate in the event they fail to win the Republican nomination in 2016. “I [name] affirm that if I do not win the 2016 Republican nomination for president of the United States I will endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee regardless of who it is,” the...
  • Columba Bush nomination of George H.W. Bush at 1988 Convention

    09/02/2015 4:55:50 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 27 replies
    C-Span ^ | 9-2-2015 | Usafa92
    Columba Bush nominating George HW at the 1988 Convention in Spanish.
  • CARLY FIORINA’S Secret Deals with Iran While CEO of Hewlett Packard Make Her Unfit for President

    09/02/2015 4:46:28 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Carly Fiorina's illegal dealings with Iran, during her tenure as CEO of HP, were exposed in the Boston Globe. which broke the story that Hewlett Packard had been selling its printers in Iran through a subsidiary company in Dubai, despite the fact that a trade embargo had been in place against the Iranian regime since 1997. The sales were halted shortly after the business dealings were published by the Globe. Texas GOP: Fiorina claimed no knowledge that the approximately $100 million of sales through the subsidiary were coming from Iran, despite having been HP CEO (since 2000) while it was...
  • Trump's conservative agenda!

    09/02/2015 4:40:00 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 67 replies
    September 2, 2015 | Self
    Trump is conservative on these issues: Pro life since at least 2011, wanted to ban partial birth abortion as far back as 2000. Pro Traditional marriage. "Gay rights is not my thing." Pro capital punishment "Capital punishment isn't uncivilized; murderers living is" Hold Judges accountable Opposes "Common core is a diaster" Teach citizenship, quit "dumbing down". Anti education unions (2000) For school choice "Climate Change is a hoax" "No Cap-and-Tax" For drilling our own. On Environment "Good development enhances the environment" Stressed the importance of a strong family & culture of life (2015) Supports Israel Opposes Iran deal and...
  • IRS Lawyer Who Headed Lerner Email Release Present When Markings on Clinton Emails Changed

    09/02/2015 3:54:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Markings on no fewer than four emails contained on Hillary Clinton’s private system were changed to a category that blocks Congress and the public from viewing their contents ... One of the lawyers present during the review by State’s legal office was government attorney Catherine Duval, who was a key player in the controversy surrounding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s missing emails related to the investigation of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Duval, who is now spearheading the release of materials related to the 2012 attack in Benghazi, formerly worked for the same law firm as the Clintons’ private attorney...
  • Hillary Clinton’s $10 billion plan for treating drug addiction

    09/02/2015 3:32:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2015 | Anne Gearan
    Responding to what she called a “quiet epidemic” of heroin and prescription opiate abuse, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a $10 billion plan Wednesday to treat addicts and curb incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses. The program, much of which would be funded by the federal government, would also help get a life-saving rescue drug into the hands of more emergency responders to improve the odds for overdose victims. The plan, announced in an op-ed in the Manchester, N.H., Union Leader newspaper, grew out of months of discussion of national drug addiction at Clinton campaign events in New Hampshire,...
  • Sources: Reichert Seriously Considering Washington Governor’s Race

    09/02/2015 3:11:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | September 2, 2015 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    Republican Rep. Dave Reichert is seriously considering a gubernatorial bid in Washington state, according to multiple GOP sources. The congressman has been the consistent source of rumors for a statewide bid over the past decade. But those rumors were often fueled by House Democrats who wanted him to leave behind a competitive open seat or Republicans focused on the Senate and governorships. “This time is the most serious I’ve ever seen him,” Mike Shields, the congressman’s former chief of staff, said. Reichert is considering challenging Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, the former House member who is running for his second term...
  • Weekly Post of Republican Senators' Conservative Ratings

    09/02/2015 3:02:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    There's always an election coming!!
  • Carville: ‘Tool of the Koch Brothers’ Trey Gowdy ‘Feeds the New York Times Stuff’

    09/02/2015 2:57:17 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Democratic strategist James Carville slammed “tool of the Koch Brothers” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), saying he “just feeds the New York Times stuff, and they put it in the paper. Just like the neocons fed the New York Times a bunch of bunk they put on the front page of the paper, basically helped start a war” on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” Carville said of the Clinton email scandal, “my question is, will this rise to the level of scandal as the white house christmas card list back in the ’90s that had 140 hours...
  • Mark Meadows Aims to Banish John Boehner: “the people at My Back is Better than DC in My Pocket”

    09/02/2015 2:38:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) visited Breitbart News Sunday to discuss why he initiated a “motion to vacate the chair” aimed to oust Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) as the GOP leader in the House of Representatives. Meadows filed the request at the end of July to prompt a “family conversation” within the GOP on the future of the House leadership. “It’s really more about trying to have a conversation on making this place work, where everybody’s voice matters, where there’s not a punitive culture,” he said before congress broke for recess in August. In the last 105 years, only once...
  • Doctors to Trump: Deporting Illegal Immigrants Would Be Bad for U.S. Health (barf alert)

    09/02/2015 2:29:15 PM PDT · by fifedom · 95 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | Millie Dent
    The American College of Physicians has a message for Donald Trump and any other presidential contender advocating for mass deportation of illegal immigrants: Any plan to kick out those 12 million people from the country could have severe public health consequences. ... “Numerous studies show that deportation itself, as well as the fear of being deported, causes emotional distress, depression, trauma associated with imposed family separations, and distrust"
  • Limbaugh:Trump Movement Exposes Low Regard Conservative Intellectuals Have For Ordinary Americans

    09/02/2015 2:14:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 118 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on his radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh discussed the backlash within certain conservative circles to the candidacy of GOP front-runner Donald Trump. Limbaugh specifically focused Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, who unleashed a scathing attack in the Journal earlier this week aimed at Trump and his supporters.
  • Trump to Jeb Bush: You should set an example by speaking English when you’re in the U.S.

    09/02/2015 1:45:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline: “Trump rises 10 more points in latest GOP poll.”I’ll say this much for Jeb answering questions in Spanish. If nothing else, it’s a case of him actually following his strategy of “losing the primary to win the general,” an approach he’s moved away from as the Bush/Trump war has developed. Speaking Spanish to reporters when conservatives are screaming that he’s a pro-amnesty sellout is as clear an example of positioning for the general irrespective of primary dynamics as there is. And if, in spite of everything, he ends up winning the nomination anyway, half the people on...
  • Over 150 Students Walk Out Of School To Protest Transgender Teen Using Girls’ Locker Room

    09/02/2015 1:26:11 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | uncredited
    HILLSBORO, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) – Over 150 Missouri high school students voiced their displeasure about a transgender teen using the girls’ locker room by walking out of class. Students at Hillsboro High School staged a two-hour walkout Monday over 17-year-old Lila Perry, a student who has identified as a female since she was 13, using the girls’ locker room during gym class. The school offered Perry a gender-neutral bathroom, which she turned down. St. Louis attorney Timm Schowalter says, “All students have a right, under Title 9, to access the bathroom of their choice.”
  • Scott Walker opens Texas swing promising to`wreak havoc on Washington’

    09/02/2015 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    HIGHLAND PARK — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker brought his mild manner, shy smile and promise to “wreak havoc on Washington” if elected president to a century-old soda fountain in the North Texas enclave of Highland Park Wednesday, opening a three-day swing through Texas. “One of the things I heard inside there and I hear from other people across the country is that Americans are looking for someone to shake things up,” Walker said, speaking before a throng of reporters after spending more than an hour working his way through the crowd of folks gathered at the Highland Park Soda Fountain....
  • Clinton Goes Under Water; Trump Polarization Grows (ABC NEWS POLL)

    09/02/2015 11:50:39 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    YahooNews ^ | September 2, 2015 | GARY LANGER
    Clinton Goes Under Water; Trump Polarization Grows (POLL) By GARY LANGER. Clinton Goes Under Water; Trump Polarization Grows (POLL) (ABC News) Negative views of Hillary Clinton have jumped to nearly their highest on record in ABC News/Washington Post polls, while Donald Trump’s personal popularity has grown more polarized along racial and ethnic lines. Clinton’s favorability has burbled back under water: 45 percent of Americans now see her favorably, down 7 percentage points since midsummer, while 53 percent rate her unfavorably, up 8. Her unfavorable score is a single point from its highest in ABC/Post polls dating back 23 years; that...
  • WaPo/ABC poll: Hillary hits highest unfavorable rating in seven years

    09/02/2015 11:37:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 9/2/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Hillary Clinton hit her highest unfavorable rating in seven years in the new Washington Post/ABC poll, and that’s no coincidence. That was also the last time that Hillary Clinton had a shot at the presidency, too, and the long campaign eroded her standing with American voters. This time around, she just reached the 2008 nadir more quickly: Let’s start with the bad news for Clinton. Fully, 53 percent have an unfavorable impression of her, the highest since April 2008 in Post-ABC surveys. That mark is eight percentage points higher than in July, though not as far from a Post-ABC...
  • Poll: 82% of Hispanics view Donald Trump unfavorably

    09/02/2015 11:12:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 2 SEP 2015 | Ashley Killough and Jennifer Agiesta
    (CNN)Donald Trump often vows he'll win the Hispanic vote if he becomes the Republican candidate for president next year. If so, he might have some work to do. A new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Wednesday finds that the real estate magnate is viewed unfavorably by 82% of Hispanics, with 68% feeling "strongly so." Just 15% of those surveyed view Trump favorably.
  • Judicial Watch: FEC Must Investigate Democratic National Committee for Employing Illegal Alien...

    09/02/2015 10:55:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 2, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: FEC Must Investigate Democratic National Committee for Employing Illegal Alien to Craft 2016 Political Message (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting that it investigate the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for having “knowingly hired” an illegal alien, Cindy Nava, to help craft the committee’s 2016 political message and communications. Judicial Watch filed its complaint on August 25, 2015. A June 8, 2015, story in The Washington Post reported that the DNC hired Nava with full knowledge of what DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)...
  • TRUMP: TAX CARRIED INTEREST AT SAME RATE AS INCOME, HEDGE FUND, LTD REAL ESTATE SHOULD PAY MORE

    09/02/2015 10:28:23 AM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 27 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he “would take carried interest out” and that people who make money from hedge funds and limited real estate partnerships should pay more in taxes in an interview on Wednesday’s broadcast of Bloomberg TV’s “With All Due Respect.” After Trump said he would “simplify” the tax code, he was asked, “in this respect, you want to tax carried interest in the same way as ordinary income is taxed?” He responded, “I would take carried interest out, and I would let people that are making hundreds of millions of dollars a year pay some tax,...
  • Obama Job Approval Down to 52% Among U.S. Union Workers [Happy Labor Day]

    09/02/2015 10:11:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Gallup ^ | 9/2/15
    Leading into this year's Labor Day holiday, 52% of U.S. union members approve of President Barack Obama's job performance, down slightly from 56% in the first quarter of 2015 and one percentage point above his personal low among this group. At the same time, the average rating of the president among those who are not union members has been flat at 46%. .....Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted July 1-Aug. 30, 2015, on the Gallup U.S. Daily survey, with a random sample of 25,795 working adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S....
  • Obama takes selfie with Bear Grylls (films reality show while his party completes surrender to Iran)

    09/02/2015 9:49:09 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 02, 2015, 11:13 am | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama stopped for a selfie with wilderness adventurer and television star Bear Grylls during his trip to Alaska on Tuesday. A photo posted to the White House Instagram account showed the pair smiling inside Kenai Fjords National Park with an alpine glacier and gray mountainside in the background. "Glad this was the only Bear I met in the park," read the caption, attributed to Obama. Obama is wrapping up his three-day trip highlighting climate change. He met Grylls for an upcoming episode of his wilderness survival skills show "Running Wild." Meanwhile, a White House petition calling for Obama to...
  • Fiorina, Levin at odds over Kentucky clerk refusing to issue gay marriage licenses

    09/02/2015 9:42:55 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 52 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has sided against a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses for gay couples and received immediate pushback from conservative radio host Mark Levin. Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt show, Fiorina said that even though she disagrees with the Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage, as a paid government employee the Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis — coincidentally an elected Democrat, must “execute the government’s will.” “I think in this particular case this woman now needs to make a decision of conscience. Is she prepared to continue to work for the...
  • Obama Gets Final Vote Needed to Protect Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 8:54:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) has given President Obama the final vote necessary to secure victory for his controversial nuclear agreement with Iran. From the AP: Senate Democrats have rallied the 34 votes they need to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory. Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote Wednesday morning, declaring the agreement is the best way to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. The Obama administration may have had a touch of nervousness in the past few weeks, as a couple of notable Senate Democrats brutally rejected...
  • Does Trump's Slogan 'Make America Great Again' imply that Americans stink?

    09/02/2015 9:30:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/02/2015 | NewsMachete
    Marco Rubio, almost down to zero in the polls, is trying to find ways to remain relevant in this presidential race.  He is criticizing Donald Trump's motto, "Make America Great Again," saying it disparages America and says that we are not great. In a campaign stop here in Northern Nevada on Tuesday, Mr. Rubio insisted that Mr. Trump’s claim implied that America wasn’t great, when he said nothing could be further from the truth. “I would remind everyone America is great,” Mr. Rubio continued. “There’s no nation on earth I would trade places with. There’s no other country I...
  • What the Other GOP Candidates Can Learn from Trump

    According to polls, the No. 1 thing Donald Trump's fans like about him is that he "tells it like it is." I think his fans are wrong about this. But that's a column -- actually a lot of columns -- for another time. It is true, however, that there is something refreshing about the way Trump talks. It's not actually candor, though lots of people mistake it for that. Rather, he's unfiltered. The one thing you can be sure of is that he hasn't consulted with a political consultant about how to talk. He doesn't worry what the liberal editors...
  • Why Donald Trump's populist attitude toward the rich is a mortal threat to the GOP

    09/02/2015 9:06:47 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 64 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/1/15 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration has sparked his surge in the polls. But it is his economic critique of the GOP, and his attack on the financial corruption of the Republican donor class and leadership, that is a mortal threat to the party. Over the weekend, Byron York reported on Donald Trump's efforts to form a "comprehensive" plan on tax reform. He has signaled an interest in raising taxes on the richest Americans, and he has set his targets on the carried-interest loophole favored by hedge fund managers. He has said repeatedly that hedge funds pay too little in taxes,...
  • Obama Is Ignoring the Science on Climate Change

    09/02/2015 9:01:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/2/15 | Katie Tubb
    ....Obama gave a doom and gloom speech yesterday at the Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER) conference in Alaska to build momentum for the U.N. climate deal in Paris this December. So far less than one third of countries have submitted plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions by the Wall Street Journal’s count. According to Obama, “Climate change is happening faster than we’re acting” and the world is facing a future of more fires, more melting, more warming, more suffering. But there are at least two major problems with his focus on global warming as he’s presented it in Alaska....
  • Jorge Ramos Uses Wall but Wants Open Borders for the Rest of Us

    09/02/2015 8:56:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Patrick Courrielche
    America got a first-hand look at how Mr. Trump’s deportation plan would be administered when Univision’s Jorge Ramos unwittingly volunteered to demonstrate the process at an Iowa press conference. After refusing to wait his turn in line to ask questions of the Republican presidential candidate, Mr. Trump “deported” Mr. Ramos from the press conference, then proceeded to bring him back in after he agreed to wait his turn – making Trump’s comprehensive immigration reform plan look quite feasible. For those unfamiliar with Jorge Ramos, he is the debonair host of the Hispanic news show Noticiero Univision. He’s an “anchor baby”...
  • Blumenthal on Boehner: The Truth

    09/02/2015 8:31:03 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://patriotpost.us ^ | September 1, 2015 | Mark Alexander
    From the latest batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails, one notable communiqué is from Sidney Blumenthal in response to the 2010 midterm elections, when Republicans retook the House. Blumenthal wrote to Clinton, “[House Speaker John] Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House. … He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle. … He is not [Newt] Gingrich, the natural leader of a ‘revolution,’ riding the crest into power. He is careworn and threadbare, banal and hollow…” The unfortunate truth is that many conservatives would have agreed with Blumenthal in 2010 and many...
  • Obama trashes another law

    09/02/2015 8:11:24 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 49 replies
    morning journal ^ | September 2, 2015
    What would William McKinley, who served as president from 1897 until he was assassinated in 1901, think of a chief executive who refused to obey the law of the land? Modern-day Americans can only speculate about that. But they have first-hand knowledge of President Barack Obama's predilection for insisting the law is what he says it is, not what Congress has written in the statute books. Obama did it again this week, declaring that henceforth, the highest point in North America will be known as Mount Denali. For decades, the official name had been Mount McKinley. Regardless of how you...
  • Rush Limbaugh Recognizes The GOPe Splitter Strategy…

    09/02/2015 7:54:00 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 31 replies
    The GOPe construct to nominate Jeb Bush consists of ten people, ten candidates: Jeb Bush â—ľMarco Rubio â—ľCarly Fiorina â—ľMike Huckabee â—ľChris Christie â—ľJohn Kasich â—ľRick Perry â—ľLindsey Graham â—ľGeorge Pataki and Jim Gilmore.
  • Obama Has Enough Democrats to Ensure Victory on Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 7:45:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 9/2/2015 | Frank Lucas
    Retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) is the 34th senator to support Iran nuclear deal, guaranteeing that President Barack Obama will be able to sustain a veto of an attempt to kill the agreement, the Associated Press reported. “No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime,” the longtime senator, who is not running for re-election in 2016, said in a statement. “I have concluded that this Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb. For these reasons, I will vote in favor of this deal. However, Congress must...