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  • A new poll shows Donald Trump dominating a state he's not necessarily supposed to win

    04/29/2016 1:02:28 AM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    TheBusinessInsider ^ | 28 April 2016 | Allan Smith
    A new poll released on Thursday found Donald Trump with a big lead in Oregon, a state not necessarily expected to be favorable to the Manhattan billionaire. The poll, conducted by the Portland-based Hoffman Research Group, found Trump leading Ted Cruz, a Texas senator, by 17 points. Trump, the GOP frontrunner, was the choice of 43% of respondents.
  • Indiana GOP Polls 2016: Donald Trump Leads Ted Cruz

    04/28/2016 10:25:59 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 19 replies
    Heavy ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jonathan Adams
    After five primaries on April 26, the Republican candidates only have the Indiana primary next week. The primary takes place Tuesday, May 3 and has 57 delegates at stake. According to FiveThirtyEight, 30 delegates are awarded in winner-take-all fashion to the candidate with the most votes statewide. The remaining 27 delegates are split among nine congressional districts with each district getting three delegates. A candidate will be awarded three delegates for each congressional district he wins. Ted Cruz will try to cut into Donald Trump’s lead. Early polling data shows Trump with a narrow lead on Cruz in Indiana. Trump...
  • NEW POLL: INDIANA GOP CONTEST A TOTAL TOSS-UP (Trump +2)

    04/28/2016 10:16:18 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 43 replies
    Clout Research ^ | 04/28/2016 | Clout Research
    The survey of likely GOP voters statewide in Indiana shows a statistical toss-up for the Republican Party nomination for President between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, with Trump holding a 37% to 35% edge. John Kasich wins the support of 16% of voters, with 11% saying they are yet unsure for whom they will vote. Trump wins among moderate primary voters with 39%, compared to 37% for Kasich and 18% for Cruz. Among those who consider themselves establishment conservatives – which comprised 55% of the poll sample – Trump wins 36% support and Cruz won 34% support. Among those who...
  • Virginia elections board adopts new voter registration form on party-line vote

    04/28/2016 10:15:32 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 3 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | April 29, 2016 | Michael Martz
    This year’s impending presidential election loomed large in a party-line vote by the State Board of Elections on Thursday to overhaul Virginia’s voter registration form to make it easier for Virginians to vote. ..... The board’s action was not related directly to McAuliffe’s sweeping executive order last week to restore voting and other civil rights to an estimated 206,000 felons.
  • Thousands rally as Trump turns toward California

    04/28/2016 8:11:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Gillian Flaccus and Amy Taxin, Associated Press |
    Thousands of supporters turned out Thursday as Donald Trump brought his campaign to Southern California, predictably sparking shouting matches with counter-demonstrators. Heated words were exchanged after people wearing expletive-laden anti-Trump shirts began to taunt people waiting in line to attend Trump's evening speech in an amphitheater at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Trump supporters surrounded the demonstrators and shouted "Build that wall! Build that wall!" — a reference to Trump's call to create a barrier between the United States and Mexico to stop illegal border crossers. Later, county sheriff's deputies in riot gear and on horseback formed a barrier between a...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Holds Big Lead Ahead Of Oregon's Republican Primary(Trump 43%,Cruz 26% Kay. 17%)

    04/28/2016 3:34:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 78 replies
    OPB.org ^ | Updated: April 28, 2016 2:21 p.m. | Jeff Mapes
    A new poll of Republican voters in Oregon finds that Donald Trump has a double-digit lead in the state’s May 17 primary, while Ted Cruz is second despite pulling out of the state. The poll by the Portland-based Hoffman Research Group shows 43 percent support Trump. Twenty-six percent favor Cruz and 17 percent back John Kasich. It is the first public poll of the Republican presidential race in Oregon this year. Cruz has agreed not to campaign in Oregon and New Mexico in exchange for Kasich pulling out of Indiana. The two are trying to prevent Trump from getting a...
  • Nehlen: Paul Ryan’s Counterfeit ‘Contract with America’ Won’t Be Worth Paper It’s Printed On

    04/28/2016 2:23:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    “Paul Ryan says he’s preparing to release a new ‘Contract with America, but he’s already broken the only contract that matters,” said Paul Nehlen late Wednesday of the 18-year incumbent politician. Nehlen is challenging Ryan in the GOP primary in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. “Let’s be clear. Paul Ryan entered into a contract with his constituents the minute he assumed public office,” Nehlen added. “It’s a contract the people of his district expected him to uphold—a contract that necessarily expanded to include the citizenry of the entire United States when he took the Speaker’s chair. He swore to safeguard our...
  • RNC official: Donald hitting 1,237 won't matter

    04/28/2016 1:45:22 PM PDT · by wrrock · 95 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/28/2016 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    Donald Trump may be the only Republican presidential candidate who can realistically hit the magic 1,237 number for the majority of delegates, but according to a senior Republican National Committee official that does not mean he will become the GOP presidential nominee. "Even if Trump reaches the magic number of 1,237 the media and RNC are touting, that does not mean Trump is automatically the nominee," Haugland said. "The votes earned during the primary process are only estimates and are not legal convention votes. The only official votes to nominate a candidate are those that are cast from the convention...
  • Trump Camp: Cruz-Fiorina Is the ‘Outsourcing Ticket’

    04/28/2016 11:52:29 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    “Carly Fiorina pioneered– pioneered– the practice of outsourcing jobs,” Miller said. “Her great legacy in business has been in finding a way to shift jobs to lower wage countries and replacing American workers with foreign workers. So I think we can all say that Ted Cruz, who supports offshoring jobs, and Carly Fiorina, who supports offshoring jobs, they’re now officially the outsourcing ticket.” “A critical issue for the state of Indiana is steel production and manufacturing,” Miller said, noting that, “on the crucial trade vote in 2015, Ted Cruz voted for Barack Obama’s trade bill that would destroy… the middle...
  • First Read: Cruz and allies have five days to stop Trump

    04/28/2016 8:35:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 70 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 28 Apr 2016 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann
    Cruz and allies have five days to stop Trump When Ted Cruz unveiled Carly Fiorina as his running mate on Wednesday, and when he struck that alliance/truce with John Kasich on Sunday night, they were from a position of weakness – not strength. The reason: If Cruz and the “Stop Trump” movement don’t win in Indiana on May 3, they’re done. It’s that simple. After Trump ran the table in Tuesday’s primaries, including getting at least 35 of the 54 Pennsylvania unbound delegates (and that number could go above 40), a win in Indiana – even by a single point...
  • Trump’s Vice President? Expect the Unexpected

    04/27/2016 10:47:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 125 replies
    Fiscal Times/Yahoo Finance ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 | Ciro Scotti
    Although Trump seems to be making a concerted effort to appear more “presidential” by delivering a speech on foreign policy in Washington on April 27 and more traditional by bringing in grown-ups like veteran GOP political operative Paul Manafort, his choice of a running mate could still be as unconventional as his can’t-look-away campaign has been. Among the obvious candidates are former rivals like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who threw himself onto Trump’s gold-plated bandwagon shortly after pulling out of the primary race; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who would help in his crucial home state and possibly offset some...
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread C [last regular thread]

    04/27/2016 9:02:50 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 79 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 27 April 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/28 (100th & Last Day)
  • This Is the Donald Trump That Could Win 40 States

    04/27/2016 4:33:58 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 93 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 27 Apr 2016 | Virgil
    Donald Trump is two for two with teleprompter-ed speeches. That is, he is batting 1000 with remarks that are carefully prepared and delivered. So for his sake, he should keep it up. And if he does, he can win the Republican nomination in July and the general election in November—by carrying 40 states. Trump’s speech today to the Center for the National Interest (CFTNI), an old-line “realist” think tank in DC, was well received. CFTNI was once known as the Nixon Center, as in, the 37th president, and it still includes on its board such legendary Nixon foreign-policy hands as...
  • Ted Cruz Will Make Carly Fiorina His Running Mate in Desperate Bid to Save Floundering Campaign

    04/27/2016 11:12:00 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 100 replies
    DaiLY Mail UK ^ | 4/27/16 | Geoff Earle
    Ted Cruz is to make a sudden attempt to keep his presidential campaign alive by making Carly Fiorina his running mate. He is to announce the move in Indiana this afternoon - the day after a humiliation in the five north-eastern primaries, which were all won convincingly by Donald Trump. He promised a 'major announcement' at his afternoon rally in Indianapolis, as the candidate tries to set Indiana as the next major battleground and Trump takes a victory lap after his Tuesday night electoral romp. Sources told Reuters it would be making Fiorina his running mate.
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XCIX

    04/26/2016 9:02:35 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 29 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 26 April 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/27 (1 more day) (The final thread will be the one labeled "04/28.")
  • Trump wins in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Connecticut; Clinton takes Md.

    04/26/2016 5:36:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Donald Trump has been projected as the winner of the Republican presidential primaries in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, victories that continued the New York real estate mogul’s dominance in contests along the East Coast. Those projections were made by Edison Research as polls closed at 8 p.m., and they relied on exit polls. In Maryland, the Associated Press projected Trump and Hillary Clinton as winners, even though a few polling places in West Baltimore will remain open until 9 p.m.
  • Conservative credentials at center of Ind. Senate race (which one voted against Boehner??)

    04/26/2016 4:36:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    pharostribune.com ^ | 4/25/16 | Maureen Hayden
    INDIANAPOLIS – Two Republican contenders for the state's open U.S. Senate seat are getting a new appreciation for all of Indiana's 36,418 square miles. Leading to next week's primary, airwaves are filling with messages to bolster the campaigns of Todd Young and Marlin Stutzman in their increasingly bitter fight to face Democratic contender Baron Hill in the fall. The candidates, themselves, are crisscrossing the long state and logging countless hours on two-lane highways, in between appearances in coffee shops in small cities and local Lincoln Day dinners in rural counties. Each man – both were elected to Congress in 2010...
  • Establishment Senate Candidate Fails to Qualify for CO Primary

    04/26/2016 4:33:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    The leading Republican establishment candidate in Colorado’s senate primary has failed to gather enough signatures to appear on the June 28 primary ballot, according to state officials. The Secretary of State’s office says that Jon Keyser, an Air Force veteran and Colorado state representative, has missed the 1,500 signature threshold in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District by 86 signatures, reports the Denver Post. State party rules stipulate that a candidate must collect at least 1,500 signatures in each of Colorado’s congressional districts to qualify to appear on the primary ballot. The post quoted a spokesman for the Keyser campaign suggesting that...
  • Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Endorses Paul Ryan Challenger Paul Nehlen

    04/26/2016 2:58:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/26/16
    Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund has endorsed Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary challenger businessman Paul Nehlen for the Republican nomination of Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. “[I]t is only after careful consideration, a thorough review of the incumbent’s record, much discussion with our grassroots activists, and a careful vetting of the challenger that we can announce our endorsement of Paul Nehlen for the GOP nomination for Congress in Wisconsin’s 1st district,” Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement. Martin said the decision to endorse Nehlen over Ryan was “not easy, nor something we take lightly” but...
  • Diamond & Silk with Stefan Molyneux – Why Donald Trump Is Under Attack

    04/26/2016 11:06:30 AM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 26, 2016 | Stefan Molyneus
    Diamond & Silk interviewed by Stefan Molyneux. 17 min
  • How many more Lies are we Really Willing to Accept from our Politicians?

    04/26/2016 7:02:24 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 30 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 26, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    By Wallace Bruschweiler and William Palumbo The lies from this administration are well-known and numerous. Among only some of the most infamous: If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. ISIS is a non-threat, the “JV team.” The economy is in great shape after years of sustained recovery, and unemployment is at a de minimis 5%. Daily life over the past seven and a half years and the six o’clock news will relieve you of these fictions. The Barack Hussein Obama administration’s deceit is deployed deliberately to assuage our deepest fears concerning the state of our country and...
  • Voting for Hillary? It could be that you are just suffering from low testosterone.

    04/26/2016 5:22:35 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 8 replies
    (Vanity) | 26 April 2016 | areukiddingme1
    <p>I have talked to a lot of friends of mine and their friends, most retired military and almost all of the men say that there is NO "F'n" way they could ever vote for Hillary. The FEW men I have encountered that say they are voting for Hillary are not what I would consider someone that I would want to have my back if the fhit ever hit the san. Most of these guys have no clue which end is the working end of a hammer.</p>
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XCVIII

    04/25/2016 9:02:18 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 30 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 25 April 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/26 (2 more days) (The final thread will be the one labeled "04/28.")
  • Kasich: "We believe that an open convention is the best way for the Republican Party to win"

    04/25/2016 5:54:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 129 replies
    Kasich: "We believe that an open convention is the best way for the Republican Party to win" http://cnn.it/1pzz0Ig
  • Liberal Panic: HuffPo Worries Trump Will Trounce Clinton on Trade

    04/25/2016 5:54:21 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Julia Hahn
    The left-leaning Huffington Post published an article which seems concerned that Donald Trump could defeat Hillary Clinton in a general election contest due to his strong position on trade. In a Friday piece entitled, “Hillary Must Toughen Up On Trade In Case She Is Nominee Against Trump,” Dave Johnson, a fellow at Campaign for America’s Future, writes: If Hillary Clinton is going to be the Democratic nominee she had better get tough on trade – and mean it. One of Donald Trump’ main elements of appeal to his voters – if not the main appeal – is his stance on...
  • Hillary Clinton a mere 3 points ahead of Donald Trump in new national poll

    04/25/2016 4:05:25 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    The Week ^ | 25 Apr 2016
    Hillary Clinton's once commanding lead over Donald Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup has shrunk to just a few points, according to a George Washington University Battleground Poll. The poll, out Monday, finds the Democratic presidential frontrunner with 46 percent to the GOP frontrunner's 43 percent, which falls within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. But Clinton supporters ought not to get too worried yet. As The Hill notes, this is the only poll out there predicting quite so slim of a lead for Clinton. A Real Clear Politics average of polls shows that,...
  • New Northeast Polls: Donald Trump Beats the Wunderkinds Combined…

    04/25/2016 1:32:51 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 25, 2016 | Sundance
    In their vain effort to thwart the will of the electorate, that answer is now transparent. Candidate Trump is simply thumping them both in the polling for the Northeast States tomorrow: 3 candidate 3 states According to the latest PPP Polling released today (full pdf below), candidate Donald Trump is not only beating the Wunderkinds individually; he’s also beating them collectively. Additionally interesting is some of the polling internal data which shows Senator Ted Cruz continuing to implode when the electorate is asked if they like him. Cruz’s unfavorable rating continues to skyrocket. (Via PPP) […] Donald Trump getting a...
  • VANITY: To the Cruz supporters here - what states will Cruz win in the general that Romney did not?

    04/25/2016 8:46:26 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 70 replies
    270 to Win ^ | 4/25/2016 | self
    Please be specific. You start with 206 (if that). What states, with EV totals, would Cruz win if he ran against Hillary? Please don't cite national polls, don't talk about Trump, don't talk about Cruz attributes and policies. Please stick to the question asked.
  • Ted Cruz, John Kasich join forces to stop Donald Trump (CNN)

    04/25/2016 8:16:14 AM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 25, 2016 | Phil Mattingly, Dan Berman and David Mark, CNN
    (CNN) — Ted Cruz and John Kasich are joining forces in a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination. Within minutes of each other, the pair issued statements late Sunday saying they will divide their efforts in upcoming contests with Cruz focusing on Indiana and Kasich devoting his efforts to Oregon and New Mexico. The strategy -- something the two campaigns have been working on for weeks -- is aimed at blocking Trump from gaining the 1,237 delegates necessary to claim to GOP nomination this summer.
  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio, Tom Cotton As Third-Party Prospects If Trump Wins Nomination

    04/25/2016 7:58:15 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 120 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Bill Kristol, son of Irving, names Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , Mitt Romney, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) 79% , and others on his hypothetical shortlist of third-party candidates that he could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee. The “Weekly Standard” editor and self-styled neoconservative power broker is back to talking about a third party, declaring that a Trump victory in Indiana would force him to re-focus on his so-called “Latter-Day Republicans” independent ticket. A third party could help to split the vote on the Right and elect Hillary Clinton president, which would allow Kristol to stave off...
  • Trump gains as disgruntled Pennsylvania Democrats switch parties

    04/24/2016 7:40:34 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 41 replies
    Naples News - Tribune ^ | April 24, 2016 | Lisa Mascaro
    A retired middle school principal was so moved by Donald Trump that he switched his Democratic Party registration so he can vote for him in Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary. So did the daughter of a steelworker, who twice voted for President Barack Obama but says she is “over” the Democrats’ political correctness. And a husband-wife team of Trump volunteers — she’s a laid-off airport worker, he’s a laid-off truck driver — were Democrats for 30 years, until recently. “We always voted Democrat,” said Laurie McGinnis, as her husband, Ricky, hung a Trump banner outside their South Greensburg home. “But not...
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XCVII

    04/24/2016 9:02:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 29 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 24 April 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/25 (3 more days) (The final thread will be the one labeled "04/28.")
  • Poll: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton lead in Pennsylvania, Indiana

    04/24/2016 7:20:03 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 40 replies
    CBS/YouGov ^ | 4/24/2016 | CBS/YouGov
    Donald Trump heads into Tuesday's slate of primaries maintaining his large lead in Pennsylvania, and has a lead in Indiana, which holds its primary the following week. Together this would keep Trump on a path to securing the nomination: If he does manage to win the bulk of delegates in Tuesday's round of primaries, and follows that up by a solid showing in Indiana -- which has been touted as the better chance for Cruz and Kasich to try to stop him -- then Trump would remain on pace to eventually clear the majority of 1,237 delegates later in June....
  • Clinton, Trump stream ahead as rivals show signs of fading

    04/24/2016 1:44:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 24, 2016 | Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas&#8201;|&#8201;AP
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump surged Sunday toward another round of pivotal presidential primaries as their party leaders faced new questions about internal divisions that could complicate their nominees’ general election chances. With less than 48 hours before voting began across five Northeastern states, GOP front-runner Donald Trump looked ahead to Tuesday’s contests in five states where he’s poised to do well and to a foreign policy speech later in the week. Republican challenger Ted Cruz, meanwhile, abandoned the Tuesday states and instead campaigned in Indiana, which votes May 3. On the Democratic side, underdog Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, rallied thousands...
  • It's 'Possible' Hillary Clinton Could Be Better President than GOP Pick, Charles Koch Says

    04/24/2016 8:10:24 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 88 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Apr 23, 2016, 6:04 PM ET | JONATHAN KARL ALEXANDER MALLIN
    It's a nightmare scenario for Republicans, but conservative billionaire Charles Koch says "it's possible" Hillary Clinton could make a better president than the remaining candidates in the GOP primary. Koch, one of the most influential and controversial forces in Republican politics, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News to air Sunday on "This Week" that he believed Bill Clinton was a better president "in some ways" than George W. Bush. "In other ways, I mean [Clinton] wasn't an exemplar. But as far as the growth of government, the increase in spending," Koch said. "It was 2.5 times [more] under...
  • Hillary Clinton considers all-female ticket by choosing woman as vice-president nominee

    04/24/2016 11:43:26 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 88 replies
    Hillary Clinton is considering selecting another woman as her vice presidential running mate, according to campaign officials. Following her convincing win over her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in New York last week, she has already begun turning her attention to November's general election. This offers the intriguing possibility of not just the first female party nominee but the prospect of an all-woman ticket. This week, John Podesta, her campaign chairman, told the Boston Globe that women would certainly be on the list of possible vice-presidential candidates: “We’ll start with a broad list and then begin to narrow it. But there...
  • Super PACs for Cruz spend millions to sway/bribe/poach delegates from Trump

    04/24/2016 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 164 replies
    RNC Meeting Spring News 2016 and super PAC research | April 24, 2016 | Self - RNC spring convention observation
    In addition to "grass-roots" campaign workers, there are at least eight Super PACs backed by 'shadow elites' who are driven to defeat Donald Trump and they are banking on Ted Cruz. At least one of these super PAC leaders, Katie Packer of OPP, met behind closed doors at the RNC Spring Meeting this week in Florida. Packer states that a republican candidate should "uphold orthodox GOP ideology." This smacks of irony given her past allegiance with Romney/Ryan and Ryan's inability to uphold GOP principles as Speaker of the House. The super PACs are calling, texting, emailing, lobbying, and all-out wining...
  • Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud

    04/24/2016 10:23:19 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 99 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11th, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    So how did Romney lose a race that numerous reputable polls and pundits predicted would be an easy win, based on historical patterns? The most realistic explanation is voter fraud in a few swing states.
  • Why Six Swing-State GOP Senators Are in Trouble – And How They Can Survive

    04/24/2016 7:02:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/23/2016 | By Gerald F. Seib
    In a complicated political season, nobody has more complications to worry about than the half-dozen Republican senators seeking re-election in tight, swing-state contests. Those senators–hailing from Illinois, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and North Carolina—are being buffeted by big forces largely out of their control as they try to hang onto their seats. Their fate will determine whether Republicans keep control of the Senate, where they currently have a 54-46 advantage. The predicament of these GOP senators comes into clearer focus in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, completed just last week, which helps crystallize three big complications they...
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XCVI

    04/23/2016 9:01:58 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 32 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 23 April 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/24 (4 more days) (The final thread will be the one labeled "04/28.")
  • Trump Says He Doesn't Like Toning Down Rhetoric Amid Calls to be Presidential

    04/23/2016 1:59:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | Apr. 23, 2016 | Kailani Koenig
    Donald Trump on Saturday addressed reports that he's being encouraged to modify his campaign trail demeanor by family members and by his team, imitating what a "more presidential" candidate would act like. He assured the crowd: "I sort of don't like toning it down." Trump told his audience that new additions to his circle, like senior aide Paul Manafort, are "supplementing" the team that he already has in place, while noting that he is being pressured to be more "presidential" by those close to him.
  • President Hillary is totally unacceptable!

    04/23/2016 1:02:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 892 replies
    Free Republic stands for God, family, country! America! "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United State of America." Securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity is our mission on FR. We cannot secure the blessings of liberty with Hillary in the White House. When Trump wins the lion's share of the primary votes, states and...
  • Sen. Jerry Moran warns primary battle would encourage Democrats, divert resources

    04/23/2016 9:07:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    cjonline.com ^ | 4/21/16 | Jonathon Shorman
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Jerry Moran warned Thursday a primary challenge from Rep. Mike Pompeo would invite Democrats to enter the race and hamper his ability to help elect Republicans elsewhere. The GOP senator said a primary challenge would draw national resources to his defense that could instead go to defeating Democrats in other parts of the country. The consequences of a challenge extend beyond the Senate seat itself, he said. The comments, made in an interview with The Topeka Capital-Journal, serve as a caution to Pompeo, who represents Wichita and south-central Kansas and is openly considering running against Moran. “From...
  • Senator Ted Cruz Reveals New Campaign Strategy – “Become More Likable

    04/22/2016 7:51:22 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 84 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 22, 2016 | sundance
    Um, yeah, good luck with that. According to the latest Reuters Polling snapshot Senator Cruz has dropped another 5 points this week –LINK . This comes on the heels of several weeks of polling data outlining how Ted Cruz has a significant problem with “authenticity”. Readers will note we have discussed this several times. The more the general electorate get to see and know Ted Cruz, the more his support drops. There is a direct correlation.
  • Still Report #811 Trump Leapfrogs in Indiana

    04/23/2016 12:44:05 AM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 76 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 22, 2016 | Bill Still
    "Look at a recent still photo of Cruz on the trail the next time you get a chance. He’s not looking happy... Cruz’s Mom and Dad DID become Canadian citizens." "They were not only registered to vote, but they were registered with the Alberta, Canada Health Services. Provable Canadian citizenship required."
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XCV

    04/22/2016 9:16:27 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 39 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 22 April 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/23 (5 more days) (The final thread will be the one labeled "04/28.")
  • U.S. oil baron Harold Hamm endorses Trump for president

    04/22/2016 5:38:52 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 22 Apr 2016 | Ernest Scheyder
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Harold Hamm, chief executive of shale oil producer Continental Resources Inc and Mitt Romney's 2012 energy adviser, endorsed U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday, saying he has the "fortitude to make tough decisions." Hamm, who had previously donated to U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's presidential campaign, called the real estate mogul a "business leader's candidate" who has the will to right what he called a series of mistakes from politicians in Washington, including "burdensome government regulations." "The next president of the United States must have the courage, determination and intelligence to disrupt politics as usual," Hamm wrote...
  • Trump vs. 'Conman' Reagan

    04/22/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When Donald Trump’s political credentials as a Republican and/or conservative are challenged, he likes to remind people that Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once and managed to evolve over time. Except that Reagan’s conversion was real and he had two terms as governor of California to prove his bona fides before he ran for president as a conservative Republican. As Reagan campaign manager Stu Spencer and speechwriter Ken Khachiagin note in a Real Clear Politics piece: Yes, Ronald Reagan migrated from being a liberal Democrat to the gold standard for conservative Republicans. But Reagan’s views evolved over four decades’ worth...
  • Why didn't Rubio and Carson hang in there after they were mathematically eliminated?

    04/22/2016 12:47:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 263 replies
    Well, for one thing, it would be counterproductive. With three, four or five candidates drawing delegates, it simply prevents anyone from getting to 1237 and ensures that the GOPe gets to install one of their own establishment guys at the convention. The malleable "rules" are designed to to preserve, protect and defend the establishment ruling class. Nothing more. Cruz knows this. He has betrayed the grassroots.
  • First poll of Indiana shows Trump leading by six, new poll of California shows Trump leading by 18

    04/22/2016 11:39:07 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 34 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 04/22/2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Cruz’s path to defeat before the convention is simple: Lose Indiana, lose California decisively, and lose the war for Pennsylvania’s 54 unbound delegates. Within the past 24 hours, there’s new evidence that we’re on track for all three. I covered the battle for Pennsylvania last night and noted that some private polls of Indiana have the race there tight, with Trump possibly out to a small lead, but here’s the first solid evidence from a public poll that that state is tilting against Cruz. To think, after all the time we’ve spent obsessing over delegates, they’re probably not going to...