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  • Trump is the GOP nominee

    05/04/2016 8:44:43 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | May 4, 2016 | Ben White |
    As predicted in this space yesterday, Donald Trump rolled to a big win in Indiana and Ted Cruz dropped out of the GOP presidential race. Trump is now on track to hit the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination on the first ballot in Cleveland in July. The focus now shifts to how Republicans will deal with the fact that Trump — who is neither a fiscal nor a social conservative — is their standard bearer. Some began on Tuesday to line up behind the Manhattan-based brand manager. The RNC officially acknowledged Trump as the victor. But there...
  • Hillary Clinton Wants Christians to Give Up on Bible Beliefs

    05/04/2016 12:12:57 AM PDT · by Lera · 50 replies
    Charizma News ^ | 4/28/2015 | Ron Cantor
    Hillary Clinton claims to be Christian. Barack Obama claims to be a Christian. And I am claiming to be a brain surgeon! Any takers? You see just saying, "I am a brain surgeon," doesn't mean I can perform brain surgery. I would need to back it up with a diploma and years of training. In the same way, no American will get elected president claiming, "The Bible is outdated, it's just a bunch of stories. I am a humanistic socialist at heart!" Sure the left will have no problem with that, but you can't win without independents. So the candidates...
  • Time to focus on beating Hillary

    05/03/2016 4:42:45 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 219 replies
    Congratulations Donald Trump and supporters!! And now it's time for all patriots to forget about the Cruz v Trump flamewars and unite behind our nominee to focus on defeating the godless America-hating traitor, Hillary Clinton. Thank you all very much for your cooperation and continued support. We have much work to do. God bless.
  • Former McCain adviser: I'm with Hillary

    05/03/2016 3:09:21 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 69 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/3/16 | Nick Gass
    It has come to this: A former senior adviser for John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign expressed his frustration with the state of the race and suggested Tuesday that he would vote for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton over increasingly likely Republican nominee Donald Trump. "[T]he GOP is going to nominate for President a guy who reads the National Enquirer and thinks it's on the level," Mark Salter tweeted Tuesday. "I'm with her."
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 3,2016

    05/03/2016 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 73 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 3, 2016 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Trump, Sanders lead in West Virginia (Trump leads 61% to 22% for Cruz)

    05/03/2016 12:06:23 PM PDT · by No Dems 2016 · 80 replies
    PPP's new West Virginia poll finds it's likely to just keep Donald Trump's recent streak of dominant victories right on going. Trump leads in the state with 61% to 22% for Ted Cruz and 14% for John Kasich. Trump, with a 67/24 favorability rating, is the only candidate GOP voters in the state even like. Both Kasich (32/50) and Cruz (32/53) come in with negative favorability ratings. Adding Carly Fiorina to the ticket has done little to help Cruz. Only 12% of voters say picking her as his running mate makes them more likely to vote for Cruz, compared to...
  • Sean Hannity embraces Donald Trump, without apology

    05/03/2016 11:16:08 AM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 2, 2016 | Dylan Byers
    Sean Hannity finally copped to being a Republican shill. "The media has accused me of going soft in interviews on Republicans," the Fox News host said on his radio show last month. "I plead guilty. I absolutely plead guilty. You know why? Because I want one of them to win." The admission came after Hannity spent weeks being accused of shilling for Donald Trump. In a rare moment of media bipartisanship, the liberal site ThinkProgress called his show a serialized Trump infomercial, and the conservative site RedState endorsed that characterization. Even Sen. Ted Cruz had accused Hannity of asking pro-Trump...
  • Lynne Patton "The Trump Family That I Know" - A Black Female Trump Executive Speaks

    05/02/2016 6:24:09 PM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/2/2016 | Lynne Patton
    SYNOPSIS : Never Mind the Lies and Distortion of the Mainstream Media, Lynne Patton, a Female Trump Org Executive Will Tell You the Truth.
  • Lynne Patton "The Trump Family That I Know" - A Black Female Trump Executive Speaks

    05/03/2016 10:43:17 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 34 replies
    Lynne Patton - Youtube ^ | May 2, 2016 | Lynne Patton
    "The Trump Family That I Know" - A black female Trump executive speaks.
  • Poll: Donald Trump Hits New High Among GOP Voters (Morning Consult Tracker - T (56%), C (20%)

    05/03/2016 10:33:15 AM PDT · by tatown · 22 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 5/3/16 | Cameron Easley
    As front-runner Donald Trump continues his march toward the Republican nomination for president, he is more popular than ever among GOP voters, according to a new Morning Consult survey. Fifty-six percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents polled from April 29 through May 2 said they would vote for Trump if the election were held today. That’s an 8-point increase from our previous poll, taken last week. And while Trump is up 8 points, the news gets worse for his main competitor, Sen. Ted Cruz. Only 20 percent of voters are still backing the Texas Republican for the nomination, which is...
  • Cruz: Trump is an 'utterly amoral' bully, narcissist, pathological liar

    05/03/2016 9:51:50 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 186 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 03, 2016 | Ian Swanson and Jonathan Easley
    Ted Cruz laid into Donald Trump with his most personal and toughest criticism since the GOP presidential campaign began, calling him a "pathological liar" on Tuesday who doesn't understand the difference between the truth and lies. Cruz prefaced his comments by saying that for the first time, he wanted to say exactly what he thought of Trump after the front-runner suggested Cruz's father might have had something to do with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Texas senator accused Trump of being both disingenuine and self-aggrandizing, saying Trump was a "narcissist" at a level "I don't think this...
  • The Cruz/Rush/National Review strategy - (vanity post)

    05/03/2016 9:35:40 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 87 replies
    I think that I now understand that Cruz and Rush and even the National Review have all been on the same page with a strategy that is about to fail. Let Trump knock out all the other candidates and then Cruz can knock out Trump. It might have worked if Cruz had been more likable but he's Godawful. I've had reservations about Trump from the beginning, but if Phyllis Schlafly's on board, so am I. If Trump morphs into some kind of typical liberal after he becomes president, we'll fire him
  • How Ted Cruz Got Indiana Wrong

    05/03/2016 6:26:27 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | May 03, 2016 | Adam Wren
    On a sunny day at the Oasis Diner in Plainfield, Indiana, roughly 20 miles west of Indianapolis, Ted Cruz breezed through a 1950s-era diner with a gleaming steel facade. One of the last diners of its kind, the Oasis sits along the Historic National Road, the iconic highway traversing the state that fancies itself the Crossroads of America. Here, four days before he named Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick, Cruz met a crowd of a few hundred supporters. He mugged for photos, noshed on a fried pickle offered to him by a customer, then shot straight behind the...
  • Stutzman holds last minute rally to win over voters (primary today!!)

    05/03/2016 3:38:34 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    wane.com ^ | 5/2/16 | Angelica Robinson
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Marlin Stutzman is held a rally at Parkview Field as a final push to connect with Indiana voters ahead of Tuesday’s Primary. U.S. Representatives Marlin Stutzman and Todd Young are both vying for the seat left vacant by Senator Dan Coats. It is one of the most hotly contested local races on the primary ballot. The candidates have fought a bitter battle for the Republican nomination. “It’s hard for me to have Republicans attack me as viciously as they have,” said Stutzman. “But if you can’t take a punch, you shouldn’t...
  • Lynne Patton "The Trump Family That I Know" - A Black Female Trump Executive Speaks

    05/02/2016 5:29:20 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 55 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/2/2016 | Lynne Patton
    Lynne Patton "The Trump Family That I Know" - A Black Female Trump Executive Speaks.
  • Glenn Beck: God Prolonged GOP Primary So Every State Could Choose Between ‘Good or Evil’

    05/02/2016 4:57:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 May 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    In a fiery rally speech for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% on Sunday night, Glenn Beck expressed his belief that God has sent us Cruz as “a man who was raised for these times,” and that God has deliberately prolonged the GOP primary season so that every state in the union will be forced to choose between “good or evil.” Beck opened his speech by affirming the importance of the Indiana primary, which many political observers regard as a make-or-break moment for Cruz. “This is going to be a place of miracles,” Beck said. “This is the place that’s going...
  • Paul Ryan Still Straining to Hear Emphatic ‘NO’ on Puerto Rico Bailout

    05/02/2016 3:39:05 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    Yes, it appears Paul Ryan is still straining to hear the will of American taxpayers as he works to maneuver them into bailing out Puerto Rico. The word “NO” shouldn’t be that hard for Ryan to hear on this issue. A significant number of Republicans in the House caucus are rightly opposed to putting taxpayers on the hook to clean up Puerto Rico’s mess. Moreover, a whole lot of American taxpayers are literally shouting at Ryan, saying, “Don’t do it!” Just check out reader comments like this one on a recent Wall Street Journal article about Ryan’s efforts to push...
  • Clinton Was Never Intended to be the Democrat Nominee(Trojan Horse for Stealth Candidate Biden)

    05/02/2016 10:58:12 AM PDT · by quesney · 71 replies
    Former speaker of the House John Boehner recently spoke ill of fellow Republican Ted Cruz in a Q&A at Stanford University. His comments likening the candidate to "Lucifer in the flesh" got all the media attention, leaving this virtually unreported: Boehner's comments also included a reference to the ongoing FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was at the State Department, speculating on what might happen if the scandal widens. "Don't be shocked … if two weeks before the convention, here comes Joe Biden parachuting in and Barack Obama fanning the flames to make it...
  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio as Third-Party Challengers to Trump

    05/02/2016 10:27:06 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 91 replies
    News Max ^ | 01 May 2016
    For those who thought it is too late for a third-party candidate to run for president, don't count out that option quite yet. Bill Kristol has put out a hypothetical short list of third-party candidates, including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee, Breitbart News reports. One of the nation's most influential conservatives and editor of The Weekly Standard, Kristol has said that a Trump victory in Indiana this Tuesday would force him to refocus on his so-called Latter-Day Republican independent ticket.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 2,2016

    05/02/2016 8:34:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 279 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 2, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Gravis Poll: Indiana Trump 44 Cruz 27 Kasich 9

    05/02/2016 8:37:02 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 108 replies
    Gravis ^ | 5/2/2016 | Gravis
    Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 379 likely Republican Primary voters in Indiana. The poll was conducted from April 28th to the 29th and has a margin of error of ± 5% at a 95% confidence level. The total may not round to 100% because of rounding. The polls were conducted using live telephone calls to landlines and mobile phone numbers of registered voters in Indiana and weighted by anticipated voting demographics.
  • New Hampshire GOP Aims to Block Trump Delegates From Convention Slots

    05/02/2016 8:13:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 2 May 2016 | Joe Crowe
    Donald Trump won the New Hampshire presidential primary in February, but Republican Party officials are planning to block his delegates from places on the rules and platform committees at the July national convention, according to NHPR. The slots would go to delegates that were assigned to Marco Rubio, Jeb Busch, John Kasich, and Ted Cruz, even though Trump won 35 percent of the vote, according to a report in Politico. The committee assignments were released in a blind-carbon-copied email from the New Hampshire Republican Party's executive director, Ross Berry, according to a story in The Guardian. A source in the...
  • Stutzman optimistic heading into Tuesday (primary is tomorrow!!)

    05/02/2016 3:38:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    kpcnews.com ^ | 5/2/16 | Matt Getts
    INDIANAPOLIS — If Indiana Republican primary voters have the same faith in U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman that he has in them, he just may be one step closer to taking his anti-establishment, conservative approach to the U.S. Senate. On the road from an event in Indianapolis, Stutzman said Sunday he feels good about his chances in Tuesday’s Republican primary as he vies with U.S. Rep. Todd Young for the GOP nod to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Dan Coats.
  • I was just elected to be a Delegate in Cleveland.

    04/30/2016 3:30:06 PM PDT · by Hildy · 71 replies
    April 30th, 2016 | Hildy
    Voting delegate. So excited!
  • Before Indiana, Ted Cruz Struggles as Donald Trump Revels in Lead

    05/01/2016 7:08:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 1, 2016 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER and THOMAS KAPLAN
    An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released on Sunday showed Donald J. Trump with a lead of 15 points among likely Republican primary voters, 49 percent to 34 percent. Fifty-eight percent of voters said they disapproved of the agreement struck by Mr. Cruz and Gov. John Kasich, which called for Mr. Kasich to abandon campaigning in Indiana in exchange for Mr. Cruz’s withdrawal from Oregon and New Mexico. Thirty-four percent approved. Mr. Cruz’s own polling has likewise shown him trailing Mr. Trump, compelling the campaign to look beyond the state, if at least for a moment. And on Saturday, Mr....
  • What Is Wisconsin’s Political Mafia Trying to Hide about Paul Ryan…?

    05/01/2016 6:10:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    A couple of days ago, we shared with you that the Republican Party of Wisconsin (RPW) shut us out of a booth at their annual convention next month. When one of our team members initially called RPW on April 20th, he spoke to a guy named Matt, who enthusiastically quoted prices for the booth—$300 for one day, $400 for the weekend, with two vendor credentials included. Matt said it should be no problem to get us set up. He said he’d have someone call us and that we should have things set by the end of the day. A return...
  • May Day rally in Los Angeles features strong anti-Trump theme

    05/01/2016 5:13:36 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 May 2016 | Lucy Nicholson and Jane Ross
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched through Los Angeles on Sunday in a May Day rally that took aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his anti-illegal immigration platform that includes building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The demonstration in America's second most populous city, which has a large immigrant population, came just days after protesters smashed the window of a police car and blocked traffic outside a Trump campaign event in Costa Mesa, California, 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Los Angeles. On Friday, demonstrators blocked the entrance of a hotel hosting the...
  • Latest Campaign Data – Cruz Unfavorability Increases, Confidence Crumbles – Trump Over 60% In WV

    05/01/2016 6:18:44 AM PDT · by GilGil · 91 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/1/2016 | Sundance
    Ted Cruz has a net non-favorable rating amid Republican voters (Per Gallup) and the addition of Carly Fiorina has only worsened the condition of the Ted Cruz campaign. Per Gallup, Cruz now has a negative net favorability rating among Republicans.
  • Indiana Poll – Donald Trump 49%, Ted Cruz 34%, John Kasich 13%… ( Trump gets all delegates)

    05/01/2016 3:46:31 PM PDT · by GilGil · 58 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/1/2016 | Sundance
    […] “In Indiana, Trump is positioned to corral all the [state’s 57] delegates, which will be a big prize toward winning the nomination outright,” says Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Clinton and Sanders are more likely to divide the delegate pool, which will do little to change the narrative on the Democratic side.” (link)
  • Poll: Trump has 15-point lead over Cruz in Indiana

    05/01/2016 10:01:37 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    MSN/USA Today ^ | May 1, 2016 | Heidi M Przybla
    <p>Republican front-runner Donald Trump holds a 15-point lead over Ted Cruz in Indiana, which holds its primary on Tuesday, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.</p> <p>Trump leads with 49% to Cruz’s 34%, while Ohio Governor John Kasich is behind both with 13%.</p>
  • Mitch McConnell Plots to Bar Another Ted Cruz from Senate (primary is Tuesday!!)

    05/01/2016 7:02:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/30/16 | Susan Berry
    Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell is scheming to slam the door of the Senate in the face of another conservative Republican like Sen. Ted Cruz. McConnell’s super PAC has aggressively bought air time to ensure establishment candidate Rep. Todd Young replaces retiring Sen. Dan Coats. Young is running in the primary against Rep. Marlin Stutzman – a member of the House Freedom Caucus who voted against former Speaker John Boehner. In addition to McConnell’s super PAC, establishment GOP ally the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has spent $1 million to promote Young and keep out anti-establishment Stutzman. “We must commit...
  • Scott Adams exposes George Soros

    05/01/2016 4:28:53 AM PDT · by chopperman · 17 replies
    See link.
  • Newt Gingrich: Wake up, Republicans – It’s either Trump or Clinton. Cruz and Kasich are finished.

    04/30/2016 7:14:51 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 47 replies
    powdered wig society ^ | April 28, 2016 | Thomas Madison
    With a #NeverTrump hashtag and a growing list of high-profile people and groups declaring that they will never support Donald Trump as the nominee of the Republican Party, the effort to block Trump from winning the nomination is gaining force. But former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Tuesday previewed what he said will be the single most effective argument for strong-arming anti-Trump Republicans back into the fold if he is the nominee. "You are either going to elect Hillary Clinton who will, I think, be the most corrupt president in American history, or you're going to help elect Donald Trump,"...
  • The final rebuke of Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 3:33:09 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 120 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/30/2016 | Kelly Riddell
    How the #NeverTrump crowd can cripple his presidency Donald Trump has a shot at reconfiguring the electoral map — putting traditionally blue states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin into play, with his working-class, industrial appeal. He’s going to need the support of the #NeverTrump crowd in the nation’s suburbs. According to the Atlantic, Mr. Trump could win the Rust belt states — without improving on any other demographic — by holding his opponent to less of the working-class white vote than any Democrat has won since 1988. Yes, that’s a narrow path, but given Mr. Trump’s potential appeal to new and...
  • Latino activists vow more Trump protests as tensions heighten

    04/30/2016 9:59:14 AM PDT · by Innovative · 92 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 · 161 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 · 66 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 · 14 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 · 339 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 · 33 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.