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  • Clinton Cash - Official Movie Premiere [till 11pm]

    07/23/2016 5:34:35 PM PDT · by thouworm · 12 replies
    Breitbat/YouTube ^ | 7-23-2016
    Available here without going through the Breitbart loops. Many Freepers never got a reply from Breitbart with a password for access to the movie. Try the YouTube link for the full documentary.
  • The Hillary email scandal keeps getting uglier: 3 key aides got messages clearly marked

    07/23/2016 4:33:54 PM PDT · by orchestra · 41 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 7/23/2016 | Carmine Sabia
    (Full title): The Hillary email scandal keeps getting uglier: 3 key aides got messages clearly marked ĎTop Secretí Emails marked ďtop secretĒ were sent from Hillary Clintonís private server to the email addresses of three of her top aides. They included 22 such emails in seven email chains sent to Jacob Sullivan, Cheryl Mills, and William Burns, according to State Department documents obtained by Vice News on Friday. The 22 emails were originally held back from emails received by Vice News in response to a 2015 Freedom of Information Act request it made because releasing them to the public would...
  • Republican women for Hillary (vanity)

    07/23/2016 3:56:17 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 67 replies
    7/23/16 | GrandJediMasterYoda
    I was driving home from work a hour ago listening to Faux news on the satellite car radio and almost drove off the road. Was I imagining it, or did I just listen to an interview of a woman who belongs to a group called "Republican women for Hillary"?? This woman who further went on to say something to the effect of "Hillary has the integrity and experience that Trump does not have" and that "the group is growing nationwide among CONSERVATIVE Republican women" I was like WHAT?? WHAT?? I almost rear ended the car in front of me from...
  • CNN probably regrets polling viewers after Trumpís RNC speech because, wellÖ WOW

    07/23/2016 2:46:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Binder
    For viewers, a whopping 57 percent said they had a ďvery positiveĒ reaction to the speech, while only 24 percent said the speech had a ďnegative effect.Ē Even more incredible for Trump was that 73 percent of viewers said the policies proposed in the speech would move the country in the ďright direction,Ē with only 24 percent saying otherwise. The speech left 56 percent of viewers saying they are ďmore likelyĒ to vote for Trump.
  • Convention Delegates Show Lukewarm Support for McCain Reelction (Frank Luntz stunned!)

    07/23/2016 5:35:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    When Arizona delegates to the Republican National Convention were asked Thursday how many would not vote for Sen. John McCain in next month's primary, more than half of their hands went up. The question stunned veteran pollster Frank Luntz, who had asked it as a part of a presentation on the last day of the convention on the challenges facing the party - one of which was party unity. "Oh my God," Luntz said. "Where's the chairman? You should have told me this before."
  • Could Paul Ryan Go The Way Of Eric Cantor?

    07/23/2016 5:25:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 7/22/16 | Dan Klefstad
    Many political experts say House Speaker Paul Ryan will beat his Republican challenger during Wisconsin's August 9 partisan primary. Matt Streb isn't so sure. Streb, a political science professor at Northern Illinois University, notes that Sarah Palin endorsed Ryan's challenger, Paul Nehlin, because Ryan was slow to endorse Donald Trump, the GOP's presidential nominee. But Streb isn't thinking about Palin. During an interview with WNIJ, Streb raised the specter of another House leader who lost a primary. "You're going to make me say Eric Cantor again," he laughs. Cantor, then-House Majority leader, was defeated by a Tea Party challenger in...
  • Angel Moms Who Lost Children to Open Borders to Hold Event at Paul Ryanís Personal Home Border Wall

    07/23/2016 5:23:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 7/22/16 | Julia Hahn
    JANESVILLE, WIĖ On Saturday, American mothers who have buried their children as a result of illegal alien crime will be holding a press conference in front of Paul Ryanís personal border wall that protects his family and his estate. These ďangel momsĒ say that Ryan has ignored the American families that have been torn apart by open borders for too long. The press event is being organized by both the Remembrance Projectóa non-profit that represents the victims of illegal alien crime and advocates for border securityó and Wisconsin businessman, Paul Nehlen, who is running to unseat Ryan in Wisconsinís August...
  • Standing on Constitution, Businessman Aims to Depose Paul Ryan

    07/23/2016 5:22:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 7/22/16 | Alex Newman
    As the apparent public revolt against establishment elites continues to gain momentum, Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen is aiming to bring down the establishment's main man in Congress: House Speaker Paul Ryan. Running on a pro-Constitution, pro-jobs platform, the outsider candidate is closing in on Ryan, according to polls. With the tide increasingly turning against politicians viewed as part of the establishment ó often ridiculed as ďRinoĒ for being a ďRepublican In Name Only,Ē Ryan is the epitome of an establishment politician ó media reports suggest the embattled Speaker of the House is getting nervous. Some polls even show Nehlen in...
  • Day After R.N.C. Ends, Hillary Clinton Presents Herself as the Anti-Trump

    07/22/2016 7:46:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 22, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Hillary Clintonís advisers didnít mince words as her campaign watched Donald J. Trump accept the Republican Partyís nomination in Cleveland on Thursday night and his promise to end the ďcrime and violence that afflicts our nation.Ē But mostly, Mrs. Clintonís team felt a single emotion: pressure. ďThe only thing standing between Donald Trump and the White House Ö is us,Ē the campaign posted on Instagram. As the campaign prepares for the start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday, donors, supporters and elected officials say the vision Mr. Trump presented for the nation raised the stakes on Mrs....
  • CNN probably regrets polling viewers after Trumpís RNC speech because, wellÖ WOW

    07/22/2016 5:51:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    BPR ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | John Binder
    Immediately following GOP nominee Donald Trumpís electrifying Republican National Convention (RNC) speech, not even CNN could deny that the public was loving it. In four polls taken immediately after Trumpís speech, viewers told CNN what they really thought. Take a look at a compilation put together by a Twitter user: Immediately following GOP nominee Donald Trumpís electrifying Republican National Convention (RNC) speech, not even CNN could deny that the public was loving it. In four polls taken immediately after Trumpís speech, viewers told CNN what they really thought. Take a look at a compilation put together by a Twitter user:...
  • I WILL vote my conscience in November! I'll vote for the constitution, for freedom and for America!

    07/21/2016 8:25:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    Vote Trump!
  • Trump wins backing of social conservative leader

    07/21/2016 5:06:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | July 21, 2016 | AP
    CLEVELAND ó The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT): 7:45 p.m. The head of the socially conservative Family Research Council is promising to vote for Donald Trump. Tony Perkins is the first speaker on Thursday night's program at the Republican National Convention. Perkins ó who's also a Louisiana delegate ó says Trump has demonstrated his commitment to religious conservative values through his promise to appoint conservative judges, his support for the GOP platform and the selection of running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Deadlocked in New Ohio Poll

    07/21/2016 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 70 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 21, 2016 | ALAN RAPPEPORT
    Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton are deadlocked in Ohio, according to a new poll that shows the crucial state very much in play as Mr. Trump prepares to accept the Republican Partyís presidential nomination in Cleveland on Thursday night. A new survey from Suffolk University finds that Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton each have the support of 44 percent of likely voters, with 11 percent still undecided. When third-party candidates such as Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee, and the Green Partyís Jill Stein are included, Mrs. Clinton holds a four-point lead. ďItís absolutely up for grabs,Ē said David...
  • Defiant Ted Cruz stands by refusal to endorse Trump after being booed during convention speech

    07/21/2016 12:54:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Stephen Collinson
    Ted Cruz on Thursday strongly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump during his Republican National Convention speech, saying he's not "in the habit" of backing politicians who attack his family. The Texas senator sensationally withheld an endorsement of Trump in his speech Wednesday, earning a chorus of boos from the floor while getting upstaged in a power play by the GOP nominee himself.
  • Trump Considers Continental Resourcesí Harold Hamm for DOE Pick

    07/21/2016 9:17:25 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 8 replies ^ | 21-07-2017 | Hamm
    With the Republican National Convention wrapping up this week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is considering nominating one notable fracking CEO to become his Secretary of Energy if he wins the November election. Reuters reports that Donald Trump is leaning towards appointing Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, to take over the Department of Energy. If such an event were to occur, it would be the first time that an energy secretary came directly from the oil and gas industry. Harold Hamm spoke at the Republican Convention on Wednesday night, where he spoke about the need for the U.S. to...
  • Federal appeals court orders changes to Texas voter ID law

    07/20/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies ^ | 7/2/16 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas Ė A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' strict voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and ordered changes before the November election. ADVERTISEMENT The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructs a lower court to make changes that fix the "discriminatory effect" of the 2011 law, but to do so in a way that disrupts this year's election season as little as possible. President Barack Obama's administration took the unusual step of deploying the weight of the U.S. Justice Department into the case when it challenged the law, which requires Texas residents...
  • Appeals court strikes down Texas voter ID law

    07/20/2016 12:44:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    Texasís voter ID law violates federal laws prohibiting electoral discrimination, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the 2011 state law, widely viewed as the one of the nationís strictest such requirements, ruling that it violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. "The record shows that drafters and proponents of SB 14 were aware of the likely disproportionate effect of the law on minorities, and that they nonetheless passed the bill without adopting a number of proposed ameliorative measures that might have lessened this impact," Judge Catharina Haynes wrote in the ruling.
  • Donald Trump really, really wants to win California

    07/20/2016 1:06:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 68 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 20, 2016 | Melanie Mason
    "Every time he meets with me, he asks me...'Can I win California?'" said McCarthy, a Republican from Bakersfield, at an event hosted by Politico's Playbook. McCarthy said he replies: "Well, I don't think so. It's pretty difficult." That's an understatement. California is one of the deepest blue states in the country. It hasn't backed a Republican for the White House since George H.W. Bush won in 1988. The Trump team insists they'll play well in Democratic-friendly terrain like Connecticut, Oregon and New Jersey, and that Trump will campaign in blue states.
  • These 3 Conservative Policies Have Allowed Indianaís Economy to Flourish

    07/20/2016 11:22:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 07/06/2016 | Sen. Dan Coats
    1. Reduce Bureaucratic Red Tape Republican leaders made it easier to do business in Indiana. They reduced bureaucratic red tape and eliminated many unnecessary regulations. Rather than burdening employers and trying to micromanage how businesses operate, Republicans put in place policies that have allowed our state to grow. 2. Balance the Budget The state put its fiscal house in order. Statehouse leaders cut government spending, balanced the budget, created a surplus, and built a near record reserve fund. Indiana earned a triple-A credit rating in 2010 and has maintained it ever since. These strategies help put the state in a...
  • NYT fact checks Christieís red meat, anti-Hillary, speech. Realizes itís all true

    07/20/2016 10:57:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/16 | Robert Laurie
    FULL FIERY SPEECH: Gov. Chris Christie Last night, Chris Christie delivered a speech that was basically a piece red meat so huge it could probably tip over Fred Flintstoneís car. I get that thereís a certain amount of preaching to the choir at conventions but, in this case, I think the time would have been better spent on something else. Iíll be honest and admit that I donít really see the point of it. If youíre stupid enough to believe that Hillary is some kind of ďhonorable victim of a vast right-wing conspiracy,Ē this didnít do anything to change your...
  • Beware of Twitter Robots Telling People How to Vote

    07/19/2016 3:15:16 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 33 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 1:02 pm, July 18, 2016 | By Mark Buchanan
    Voting is partially a social endeavor, in which people consider the opinions of others when making up their own minds. Increasingly, though, theyíre being influenced by an inhuman force: software robots specifically designed to deceive them. Lest democracy be undermined, humans need help in distinguishing their brethren from the bots. Two years ago, in a report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the social networking site Twitter estimated that more than 23 million of its active user accounts were being run by ďbotsĒ ó software agents or bits of code that act on their own to respond to...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Clinton Leading Trump by 12 Points in New York

    07/19/2016 7:36:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 19 Jul 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 12 points among voters in New York, with the results driven by a 3-1 lead among New York City voters, a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows. While but both presidential candidates continue to have negative favorability ratings, according to In the poll, conducted from July 13-17 of 1,104 New York state voters and carrying a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points: Clinton, 47 percent; Trump, 35 percent; Clinton favorability, 41-52 percent; Trump favorability, 32-61 percent. And in demographic breakdowns: Voters ages 18-34: Clinton, 53-18 percent; Ages 34-49:...
  • How Democrats Steal Elections

    07/19/2016 7:29:09 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 July, 2016 | Paul Murphy
    The reality is that in the 2016 election it now takes more than a majority for a Republican to win. Romney, for example, won about two thirds of all precincts nationwide and probably got in the range of 55% of the verifiable vote, but lost the election to nearly unanimous Obama support from nearly 100% turnout of potentially eligible voters in inner city precincts in key states like Ohio, where the certainty of being accused of racism for even thinking you couldn't get that level of turnout for a week of free pizza and beer prevented any form of verification....
  • Statement on Melania Trump Speech

    07/18/2016 11:50:42 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 144 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | July 19, 2016 | Jason Miller
    - July 19, 2016 - Statement on Melania Trump Speech "In writing her beautiful speech, Melania's team of writers took notes on her lifeís inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking. Melaniaís immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such a success.Ē -Jason Miller, Senior Communications Advisor
  • Social Media Erupts Over Donald Trump Using WWE-Type Entrance At RNC

    07/18/2016 9:30:02 PM PDT · by eekitsagreek · 79 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 18, 2016
    CLEVELAND (CBSNewYork) ó Donald Trumpís entrance during the Republican National Convention Monday night is taking social media by storm.
  • The Case for Donald Trump

    07/18/2016 4:51:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18, 2016 | William McGurn
    Whatís the best case for Donald Trump? The question comes in the week Republicans here will formally nominate him for president, and the answer is not complicated. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence gave it as his reason for signing on as Mr. Trumpís VP: The alternative is President Hillary Clinton. This is the reality of choice in a two-party democracy. Still, many have a hard time accepting it. So even as Mr. Trump handily dispatched 16 more-experienced rivals, his shortcomings and unfitness for office have become a staple of conservative fare.
  • Mister Trump, our Active Duty Military votes count, right???

    07/18/2016 4:36:15 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 85 replies
    Free Republic ^ | July 18, 2016 | little jeremiah
    A great memeber here and Navy veteran, MagUSNRET, made some comments that need to stand alone so more people read them, take heed, and hopefully TAKE ACTION! Without honest and open elections, with NO voter fraud, we do not have a Republic. Her comments: As this is the third election cycle convention thread I have been on, I am compelled to post this yet again, in hopes it gets some traction THIS time. Active Duty Military votes are very often claimed to have arrived ďtoo lateĒ to be counted,or were ďlost at seaĒ, or they are not counted unless and...
  • Trump Pulls to 266-272 Virtual Electoral Tie Today

    07/18/2016 7:11:54 AM PDT · by orchestra · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/18/2016 | John Pudner
    With the exception of NBC, battleground polls released so far in July show voters are moving toward Donald Trump. In four battleground states ó Iowa, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania ó Trump gained an average of five points and caught Clinton in at least one poll in each state. If that five point shift is quietly happening in North Carolina and New Hampshire, other battleground states where we have no recent non-NBC polls, then Trump is also quietly ahead in both, bringing him to within 266-272 in the Electoral Vote. He would still need to win Michigan, Virginia, Maine, Ohio or some...
  • 'Better than THIS': Hillary trolls Trump with fake 'first draft of speakers' list after he releases

    07/17/2016 9:07:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies ^ | 17 July 2016 | Dailymail Reporter
    Donald Trump's full list of Republican National Convention speakers has finally been revealed, just hours before it is set to kickoff in Cleveland on Monday. And Hillary Clinton was quick to point out that the list was missing a number of notable Republicans, as well as high-profile NFL stars who were initially rumored to attend. The presumptive Democratic nominee then took it one step further, writing a fake 'first draft' list that she sent in an email to supporters on Sunday.
  • Paul Ryan Will Open the GOP Convention While Battling a Primary Challenge

    07/17/2016 3:16:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 7/17/16 | Jay Newton-Small
    On Monday morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan will gavel in the 2016 Republican National Convention, which is expected to crown Donald Trump the GOP presidential nominee. That same day, $150,000 worth of television ads will begin airing in Ryanís Wisconsin House district to support his reelection ahead of an Aug. 9 primary challenge from a self-described Trump acolyte. Ryan isnít the first speaker, or leader, to be in trouble. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat in a surprise primary loss in Virginia in 2014. House Speaker Tom Foley, a Democrat, lost his reelection bid in 1994. But before...
  • Republican Senator: The GOP MUST Purge Trump Supporters (the Flake from Arizona)

    07/17/2016 3:13:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 88 replies ^ | 7/17/16 | Scott Greer
    Arizona Republican senator and prominent Donald Trump critic Jeff Flake believes the GOP must purge the presumptive nomineeís supporters after the election in order to survive.
  • Vulnerable Senate Republicans outpolling Trump (so why all the hand-wringing? Hmmmm???)

    07/17/2016 3:10:50 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 7/17/16 | Burgess Everett and Kevin Robillard
    Top Republicans have an unusual argument underpinning their quest to keep the Senate: that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, whose mere tweets generate their own national news cycles, will have virtually no effect on how voters consider down-ballot Republican candidates this fall.
  • France Raids MosquesÖ What They Found Inside Proves TRUMP IS RIGHT!

    07/16/2016 9:07:57 PM PDT · by EnglishOnly · 43 replies
    Political Insider ^ | 07/16/2016 | Kosar
    "They have shut down three mosques and have raided more than 2,300 homes." Read more:
  • Reeling from Falling Polls, Paul Ryan Floods District with Mailers on Border Security After [trunc]

    07/16/2016 8:03:16 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 80 replies ^ | 16 July 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Following a new primary election poll showing that House Speaker Paul Ryan has plummeted to well below 50 percent in his home district, Ryan is out with new mailers assuring Wisconsin voters of his desire to secure the border, and urging them to support him in his contentious August 9th primary election. The new mailers touting Ryanís support for border security is interesting given that just last year, Ryan championed a spending bill that fully funded President Obamaís open borders agendaĖ including funding sanctuary cities, executive amnesty, and the release of criminal aliens. The mailers also come amid new reports...
  • Pence,Trump set sights on Clinton, vow to restore prosperity, safety to America

    07/16/2016 2:32:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2016 | Fox News
    Donald Trump and now-official running-mate Mike Pence joined on stage Saturday, warning Americans about the perils of electing Hillary Clinton and vowing to make the country safe and prosperous again. ďI am here to introduce the man who will be my partner in the campaign and in the White House to fix the rigged system,Ē Trump said from a Hilton hotel in New York City. ďI found a leader who will help us deliver a safe society and a prosperous society.Ē Trump, before bringing Pence on stage, delivered a blistering stump speech that touted his agenda and attacked Clinton, the...
  • This woman may be biggest opposition to Erdogan

    05/27/2016 5:11:42 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | May 26, 2016 | Sukru Kucuksahin
    After weeks of uncertainty and foot-dragging, the Appeals Court this week made a critical ruling, setting the stage for a potential shakeup in Turkish politics that may block President Recep Tayyip Erdoganís drive for an executive presidency. The court gave the green light for the Nationalist Action Party (MHP) to hold a convention requested by in-house dissidents seeking to remake the party, whose erosion in recent years has played directly into Erdoganís hands. Leading the dissidents is Meral Aksener, a rare female heavyweight on Turkeyís political scene, whose fortunes may now change not only the MHPís but also Turkeyís course.
  • Hillary Clinton's Crisis of Character

    07/15/2016 12:30:15 PM PDT · by onyx · 33 replies
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | July 15, 2016 | Elise Cooper
    In the book, Byrne describes her as ‚Äúdistant, cold, dishonest, and a habitual liar.‚ÄĚ When asked about this, he told American Thinker, ‚ÄúAmericans need to know that Mrs. Clinton is not a leader.¬†She displays a holier-than-thou attitude, ‚Äėdo as I say, not as I do.‚Äô¬†When I heard her say Bill Clinton would work with her on the economy, my first thoughts, ‚Äėwhat steps will she take to protect young women working at the White House from him?‚Äô Her pattern is deflection, deception, and lies.‚ÄĚ A word Mr. Byrne forgot to mention regarding Hillary was 'incompetent'. Take, for example, the reset...
  • "Conscience Amendment" rule fails

    07/14/2016 7:08:04 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 166 replies
    RNC Rules Committee
    The amendment to unbind delegates and allow them to vote "their conscience" has been soundly defeated in the RNC Rules Committee
  • Why Cleveland police, not outside officers, will be handling arrests during RNC

    07/14/2016 1:57:45 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 29 replies ^ | Cory Shaffer
    Why Cleveland Police, Not Outside Officers, Will Be Handling Arrests During RNC CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Thousands of police officers from departments around the country will help Cleveland police provide security during the Republican National Convention, but those police officers won't be arresting anyone. While those officers can detain anyone they feel has broken the law, a Cleveland police officer will actually make the decision whether to make a formal arrest, Deputy Cleveland Police Chief Ed Tomba told Wednesday. Cleveland police will take the lead, partly because it's Cleveland's convention, Tomba said. But it also makes more sense to have...
  • Obamaís trade agenda losing critical support as McConnell calls TPP passage unlikely

    07/13/2016 5:28:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 7/12/16 | Paul Kane
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday cast deep doubt on winning approval for President Obamaís trade agenda during his last weeks in office, suggesting that it will be up to the next occupant of the Oval Office to determine the direction of trade policy. Acknowledging publicly what had become increasingly clear in private, McConnell said that the presidential campaign had produced a political climate that made it virtually impossible to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the ďlame duckĒ session after the November elections.
  • Nearly Four-Fifths of White Evangelicals Say Theyíll Vote for Donald Trump

    07/13/2016 4:22:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 66 replies ^ | 7/13/16 | Laurie Goodstein
    Nearly four-fifths of white evangelical voters plan to cast their ballots for Donald J. Trump, despite his multiple marriages, lack of piety and inconsistency on the issues they care about most, a new poll has found. Support for Mr. Trump among white evangelicals is even stronger than it was four years ago for Mitt Romney, the previous Republican candidate for president, according to the poll of religious voters, released on Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. White evangelicals make up about one-fifth of all registered voters and are a coveted bloc who, when energized, can turn out the vote through...
  • Romney Camp Demands Kelli Ward Stop Re-using Its 2008 Ad Bashing McCain

    07/13/2016 4:02:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies ^ | 7/13/16 | Lauren Fox
    After a bitter primary fight in 2008, Mitt Romney is coming to Arizona Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) defense. After reports surfaced that McCain primary challenger Kelli Ward was re-using a 2008 Romney attack ad against McCain as her own, Romney's ghost campaign sent a cease and desist letter demanding Ward take down her Facebook ad immediately. "Romney for President has not authorized your use of its protected material," the letter, which was provided to TPM reads. "Your campaign has engaged in blatant infringement of RFP's protected work and must cease and desist immediately." The ad's identical resemblance to Romney's 2008...
  • Hillary Clinton, at Site of Lincoln Speech, Laments G.O.P.ís Turn to Donald Trump

    07/13/2016 2:00:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 13, 2016 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER
    On the grounds of the Old State Capitol where, nearly 160 years ago, Abraham Lincoln held forth on ďa house divided,Ē Hillary Clinton on Wednesday lamented the Party of Lincolnís transition to the Party of Trump, casting the present moment as an indelible stain on Republican history. Yet even as she savaged Donald J. Trump as an existential threat to American democracy, a week before Republicans plan to nominate him for president in Cleveland, Mrs. Clinton sought a delicate balancing act of her own. She waded with care into the thickets of national reckonings over both police violence and violence...
  • GOP platform gets Trump-ified

    07/13/2016 8:15:05 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    CLEVELAND ó Donald Trump is putting his stamp on the official policy platform of the Republican Party. Republican Platform Committee members on Tuesday voted to include language calling for the construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. And in a nod their presumptive presidential nomineeís support for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration, they also endorsed language that would impose ďspecial scrutinyĒ of foreign nationals seeking to enter the U.S. from ďregions associated with Islamic terrorism.Ē Both provisions are departures from the GOP platform of 2012, when Republicans nominated Mitt Romney for president. That party platform then called for...
  • Clinton Losing In Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds

    07/13/2016 4:39:03 AM PDT · by Nicojones · 154 replies
    Quinnipiac polling ^ | 7/13/2016 | Quinnipiac
    FLORIDA: Trump 42 - Clinton 39 OHIO: Clinton 41 - Trump 41 PENNSYLVANIA: Trump 43 - Clinton 41 With a drop in grades on honesty and moral standards, Democrat Hillary Clinton loses an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida, and finds herself in too-close-to-call races in the three critical swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Clinton loses ground on almost every measure from a June 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no...
  • GOP draft platform will include Trump's proposed border wall

    07/12/2016 9:54:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2016
    The Republican platform committee included language calling for a border wall along the U.S. and Mexican border in the draft party platform, getting behind one of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump's keystone proposals. The group wrapped up drafting the plan Tuesday in Cleveland in advance of the convention there next week, when the platform will officially be voted on by the full convention's 2,472 delegates. The proposae platform will express support for a ďborder wallĒ that must cover ďthe entirety of the Southern Border and must be sufficient to stop both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.Ē The measure was proposed by...
  • President Hillary and her liberal courts will ensure Democrat rule over America for generations

    07/12/2016 1:50:37 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    July 12, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    President Hillary and her liberal activist courts will ensure Democrat rule over America for generations by awarding amnesty and citizenship to tens of millions of illegal aliens, er, undocumented citizens, and they'll throw open our borders to flood the country with tens of millions more. And they'll set up government programs to help them sign-up for welfare, food stamps, free housing, free phones, free healthcare and even help them register to vote as democrats. Republicans will be wandering in the wilderness for the next 40 years and more. Don't let it happen. Vote Trump!
  • Exclusive: New Black Panther Party says to carry arms in Cleveland if legal

    07/12/2016 8:46:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12 Jul 2016
    (Reuters) - The chairman of the New Black Panther Party, a "black power" movement, said his group will carry arms for self-defense during protests at the Republican convention next week if allowed under Ohio law. "If it is an open state to carry, we will exercise our second amendment rights because there are other groups threatening to be there that are threatening to do harm to us," Hashim Nzinga, chairman of the New Black Panther Party, told Reuters in an interview. "If that state allows us to bear arms, the Panthers and the others who can legally bear arms will...
  • Poll: Clinton struggles to make inroads with young Americans

    07/12/2016 7:36:08 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 12 Jul 2016 | JULIE PACE and EMILY SWANSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Hillary Clinton is struggling to make inroads among young Americans who overwhelmingly supported Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primary, a worrisome sign as she tries to reassemble the coalition that twice propelled Barack Obama into the White House. Opinions of Clinton among young Americans vary by race and ethnicity, according to a new GenForward poll of adults ages 18 to 30. The majority of the nation's younger blacks and Asian-Americans have a favorable impression of Clinton, but the presumptive Democratic nominee struggles with whites and Hispanics. Just 26 percent of young whites and 49 percent of...
  • Bottom line: If Hillary becomes president, Liberty as we know it is dead. Her judges will see to it.

    07/11/2016 10:08:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 198 replies
    July 11, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    May sound like Capt'n obvious here, but apparently the NeverTrumpers are blind to it. At this point, barring divine intervention, the only way to stop Hillary from destroying the USA is to elect Trump. If Hillary wins, the American experiment with Liberty is over. This may very well be our last election. Don't blow it. Come hell or high water, I'm supporting Trump. Most people I know are determined to do likewise. Who's with us?