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  • Latino activists vow more Trump protests as tensions heighten

    04/30/2016 9:59:14 AM PDT · by Innovative · 72 replies
    LA Times ^ | Apr. 30, 2016 | Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) By Cindy Carcamo , Richard Winton and Ruben Vives
    Latino activists said they expect more large protests as Donald Trump moves his presidential campaign into California. Trump faced large and hostile demonstrations outside a rally Thursday night in Costa Mesa and at the Burlingame hotel where he delivered a speech to the California Republican Convention on Friday. “I think it’s going to get worse if he gets the nomination and is the front-runner. I think it’s going to escalate,” said Luis Serrano, an organizer with California Immigration Youth Justice Alliance. “We’re going to keep showing up and standing against the actions and the hate Donald Trump is creating. We...
  • Unfazed by Bay Area protesters, Trump calls on California Republicans to unite

    04/30/2016 9:17:42 AM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | Apr. 30, 2016 | Michael Finnegan , Javier Panzar and Seema Mehta
    Donald Trump, undeterred by protesters who nearly blocked his way into a Republican convention, called on the party Friday to unite behind him even as he lashed out once again at what he portrayed as its corrupt system for picking presidential nominees.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst makes one list as a possible VP for Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 8:11:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 99 replies
    KYIV.com ^ | 30 Apr 2016
    The Washington Post published an article listing five candidates likely to be considered to be Trump's vice president. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa is on that list. Ernst is Iowa's first female U.S. Senator. Ernst was not well known When she ran for the senate seat vacated by the retiring Tom Harkin. KWWL-TV caught up with Ernst and asked if she would consider serving as Donald Trump's vice president. "I would say, 'did my mother pay you to say that?', Ernst said. "But, no. I would have to consider it, but I love what I do in the United...
  • GOP’s Stop-Trump Fever Breaks

    04/30/2016 7:25:40 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/29/2016 | KYLE CHENEY and BEN SCHRECKINGER
    The Stop-Trump fever that gripped the Republican establishment for months has broken. The walls are closing in around a shrinking band of hard-core opponents of the New York billionaire, who is tightening his grip on the Republican presidential nomination with big wins in state after state, congressional endorsements, and the acknowledgment from pillars of the GOP elite that Donald Trump will be the party’s standard-bearer. There was grizzled RNC committeeman Ron Kaufman likening Trump to Reagan. There was Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s half-hearted endorsement of Ted Cruz. There was former House Speaker John Boehner’s confession that he and Trump are...
  • Trump Thumps the Ruling Class

    04/30/2016 6:27:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 4/27/16 | George Neumayr
    "What have you been smoking?” said a partner in a New York law firm to me in early January after I asserted in front of a room full of Upper East Side liberals that “Trump would win the nomination.” Others hooted me for holding that “closeted Trump supporters” exist in the disaffected corners of American life and that Trump would enjoy a reverse Bradley effect. Last Christmas I ran into Newt Gingrich after Mass in Washington, D.C., and for the heck of it said to him, “So what job do you want in the Trump administration?” He looked at me...
  • Chamber of Commerce vs. Conservatism: Indiana Senate Primary Pits Marlin Stutzman Against Todd Young

    04/30/2016 6:22:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/29/16 | Dustin Stockton
    Two Congressmen elected in the Tea Party wave election of 2010 are battling to be the Republican nominee for the US Senate in Indiana. Congressman Rep. Marlin Stutzman and Congressman Rep. Todd Young have taken two very different courses since joining the House of Representatives nearly six years ago. Congressman Stutzman has been a standout member of conservative Congressman Rep. Jim Jordan’s House Freedom Caucus and is endorsed by bulwark conservatives like Senator Sen. Rand Paul and Senator Sen. Mike Lee. Congressman Young, on the other hand, is part of the “No Labels” group and is being supported by Senate...
  • Donald Trump Calls for GOP Unity in California Convention Address Marked by Protests

    04/29/2016 9:57:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Apr.29, 2016 | Alejandro Lazo
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump, campaigning in California following fresh primary victories, called for party unity during an address at the state’s GOP convention while protesters denounced him and clashed with police outside. At the lunchtime gathering, Mr. Trump said he was best positioned to beat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in a general election matchup. He said he would put into play New York, Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania in November, states that have backed the Democratic nominee in most recent presidential elections. “The Republican Party, in a presidential sense, doesn’t win anymore,” Mr. Trump said. “You pick your standard cookie-cutters…I am...
  • [George Will]:If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House

    04/29/2016 8:41:16 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 313 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 29 April 2016 | George Will
    Donald Trump’s damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative presidential aspirant in their party’s history. These collaborationists will render themselves ineligible to participate in the party’s reconstruction. Ted Cruz’s announcement of his preferred running mate has enhanced the nomination process by giving voters pertinent information. They already know the only important thing about Trump’s choice: His running mate will be unqualified for high office because he or she will think Trump is qualified. Hillary Clinton’s optimal running mate might be Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio,...
  • Ted Cruz Makes His Last Stand in Indiana

    04/29/2016 7:34:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 81 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Apr. 29, 2016 | Janet Hook
    Republican presidential candidate seeks help from governors and former rivals to stop Donald Trump in Indiana’s primary. Sen. Ted Cruz, in a last-ditch effort to derail Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, is trying to marshal support from governors, former rivals and other anti-Trump Republicans in advance of the make-or-break primary in Indiana Tuesday. With polls showing him lagging behind the New York businessman in the Hoosier state, the Texas senator talked up the somewhat equivocal support he received from Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Friday. Mr. Pence said on an Indianapolis talk-radio show that he would vote for Mr. Cruz...
  • GOP Elites Reaching 'Acceptance Phase' for Donald Trump

    04/29/2016 6:02:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | Apr. 29, 2016 | Benjy Sarlin
    With Donald Trump's path to the nomination looking wider by the day, a number of top Republicans are signaling their willingness to support his candidacy — even some who have fiercely criticized him in the past. This softening opposition indicates that the GOP establishment is reaching the "acceptance stage" of the grieving process, even as Sen. Ted Cruz and his new running mate Carly Fiorina try to mount a last stand in Indiana. The shift reflects the intensity of loathing for Cruz among elements of the party as much as it does their begrudging acceptance of Trump.
  • Demonstrators storm California GOP convention to protest Trump

    04/29/2016 2:26:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | Tom LoBianco, Jeremy Diamond and Ashley Killough,
    Burlingame, California (CNN) — Hundreds of demonstrators descended on the California Republican Convention Friday to protest Donald Trump ahead of his speech there. Protesters -- some of whom wore bandanas over their faces and carried Mexican flags -- blocked off the road in front of the Hyatt Regency here, forcing the GOP front-runner's motorcade to pull over along a concrete median outside the hotel's back entrance. Trump and his entourage got out and walked into the building. At one point, about two dozen protesters tried to rush barriers near the hotel. Police officers then rushed to the building's doors, successfully...
  • Senate hopefuls push contrasts (yeah, one voted against Boehner, the other supported him!)

    04/29/2016 2:00:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    journalgazette.net ^ | 4/29/16 | Brian Francisco
    U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman has said Republicans have a clear choice for their U.S. Senate candidate. U.S. Rep. Todd Young, Stutzman’s opponent in the May 3 primary election, is more than happy to go down that road. The candidates, their supporters and surrogates have spent recent months highlighting the differences between the two. Stutzman, R-3rd, is a farmer; Young, R-9th, is a former Marine. Stutzman is portrayed as fighting a broken system on Capitol Hill; Young is depicted as working within the system to advance legislation. Stutzman receives higher ratings from conservative advocacy groups; Young already has defeated Democratic Senate...
  • Nehlen Campaign: $10K from Abbott Labs more proof that Paul Ryan’s vote is for sale

    04/29/2016 1:52:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    (Delavan, WI) - "The revelation that Paul Ryan took $10,000 in campaign cash from Abbott Labs provides more strong evidence that the Speaker's votes in Congress are on the auction block and available to the highest bidder," said insurgent candidate Paul Nehlen early this morning of the 18-year incumbent he is challenging in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District. Abbott Labs has been a strong proponent for further expansion of the H1B visa program. Last week, Nehlen attended a memorial event for 180 Abbott Labs employees not only displaced by imported H1B workers but also required to train their cheaper replacements, many...
  • John Kasich Tells Oregon Voters His Wife Agreed: Keep Going

    04/29/2016 9:27:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Gov. John Kasich was helping his wife carry some clothes to the basement of their home in Ohio on Wednesday when they broached the subject that many Republicans have been wondering about. Should he continue his presidential campaign? After all, Mr. Kasich has not won a single state aside from Ohio. He has fewer delegates than Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who ended his own bid more than a month ago. And on Tuesday, Mr. Kasich even lost to Donald J. Trump in McKees Rocks, the Pennsylvania community where he grew up. “I said, ‘What do you...
  • Protests rage outside Trump rally in Orange County; 17 arrested, police car smashed

    04/29/2016 7:39:32 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 59 replies
    LA Times ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | Ruben Vives , Matt Pearce and Matt Hamilton
    Hundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County amphitheater where Donald Trump held a rally Thursday night, stomping on cars, hurling rocks at motorists and forcefully declaring their opposition to the Republican presidential candidate. Traffic came to a halt as a boisterous crowd walked in the roadway, some waving American and Mexican flags. Protesters smashed a window on at least one police cruiser, punctured the tires of a police sport utility vehicle, and at one point tried to flip a police car. About five police cars were damaged in total, police said, adding that some will require thousands...
  • WaPo: Ted Cruz Was John Boehner's Lawyer

    04/29/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04/28/2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Ted Cruz's claim on Thursday that he never knew or worked with John Boehner has been called into question following the revelation that the Texas senator once served as the former House speaker's lawyer.
  • 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 · 68 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 · 24 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 · 59 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 · 5 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 · 60 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 · 98 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 · 72 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 · 81 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 · 31 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...