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  • Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic presidential nomination

    07/28/2016 9:16:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 28, 2016 | Sean Sullivan and Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Hillary Clinton formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president Thursday night, delivering a speech in which she said that the nation is in a “moment of reckoning” and aggressively cast Republican nominee Donald Trump as a divisive figure stoking fear across the country. “He wants to divide us from the rest of the world, and from each other,” Clinton said. “He’s betting that the perils of today’s world will blind us to its unlimited promise.”
  • The Clinton Cash documentary is now available on YouTube.

    07/26/2016 2:35:49 PM PDT · by Gunpowder green · 21 replies
    Clinton Cash, the long awaited documentary based on Peter Schweizer's book is up on YouTube. It documents the many years of corruption and dark financing surrounding the Clintons and their Foundation. Check it out: https://youtu.be/7LYRUOd_QoM
  • Roe v. Wade will be overturned if Trump wins, Pence says

    07/28/2016 6:36:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 209 replies
    MSN LA Times ^ | July 28, 2016
    GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Thursday predicted that Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, would be overturned if Donald Trump is elected president. “I’m pro-life and I don’t apologize for it,” he said during a town hall meeting here. “We’ll see Roe vs. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs.”
  • Election Update: Why Our Model Is Bullish On Trump, For Now

    07/28/2016 11:03:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | July 28, 2016 | Nate Silver, Founder & Editor-in-chief
    Further polling since the Republican National Convention has tended to confirm our impressions from earlier this week: Donald Trump has almost certainly gotten a convention bounce, and has moved into an extremely close race with Hillary Clinton. But Trump’s convention bounce is not all that large. You can find polls showing almost no bounce for Trump, and others showing gains in the mid-to-high single digits. Those disagreements are pretty normal and, overall, the polls suggest a net gain of 3 to 4 percentage points for Trump. That would be right in line with the average bounce in conventions since 2004,...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Sees 17-Point Positive Swing in Two Weeks

    07/28/2016 9:56:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28, 2016 | by ALEX SWOYER
    16 Republican nominee Donald Trump gained 17 points in roughly two weeks, according to the Reuters online tracking poll. On July 14, 2016, Trump was 15 points behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton 46.5 percent to 31.5 percent. However as of July 26, 2016, Trump closed that 15 point gap and is now up two points over Clinton, 40.2 percent to 38.5 percent. The Reuters/IPSOS polling data was fairly consistent during the Republican primaries — keeping Trump in the lead from February through May, which proved to be accurate.
  • FiveThirtyEight election forecast shows Trump ahead

    07/27/2016 4:13:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | July 25, 2016 | Caroline Kelly
    Political analyst Nate Silver’s latest forecast has Republican nominee Donald Trump with a 15 percentage point-greater chance of beating presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton if the election were held today, according to FiveThirtyEight. Silver's "now-cast," updated with fresh surveys on Monday, shows Trump's current likelihood of winning at 57.5 percent, compared with Clinton’s 42.5 percent. In the 11 battleground states, Colorado, Virginia and Michigan would go to Clinton, while Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Iowa would go to Trump.
  • L.A. Times tracking poll: Trump 47 Hillary 40

    07/27/2016 12:13:15 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Bump Don’t get too excited. It’s just one poll. It reflects a convention bump that could - but won’t necessarily - be wiped out by a potential bump for Hillary at the end of this week. It’s a tracking poll, which means it’s reflects a rolling average of several days rather than a snapshot in time. And it’s July. Nothing is being decided now. But if you want the Trump-Pence ticket to win in November, there are plenty of reasons to find the following encouraging:
  • Trump Edges Ahead Of Clinton In U.S. Presidential Race: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

    07/27/2016 5:59:18 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 52 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Jul 26, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump posted a two-point lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday, the first time he has been ahead since early May. Trump's gains came as he accepted his party's nomination to the Nov. 8 ballot at the four-day Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, and as Clinton's nomination in Philadelphia this week was marred by party divisions and the resignation of a top party official.
  • Julian Assange: 'A lot more material' coming on US elections

    (CNN)Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release "a lot more material" relevant to the US electoral campaign. Assange was speaking in a CNN interview following the release of nearly 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee by suspected Russian hackers. However, Assange refused to confirm or deny a Russian origin for the mass email leak, saying Wikileaks tries to create ambiguity to protect all its sources. "Perhaps one day the source or sources will step forward and that might be an interesting moment some people may have egg on their faces. But to exclude certain...
  • Julian Assange: 'A lot more material' coming on US elections

    07/26/2016 4:56:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/26/2016 | Matthew Chance
    (CNN)Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release "a lot more material" relevant to the US electoral campaign. Assange was speaking in a CNN interview following the release of nearly 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee by suspected Russian hackers. However, Assange refused to confirm or deny a Russian origin for the mass email leak, saying Wikileaks tries to create ambiguity to protect all its sources. "Perhaps one day the source or sources will step forward and that might be an interesting moment some people may have egg on their faces. But to exclude certain...
  • Team Clinton’s Overconfidence

    07/26/2016 4:31:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jason L. Riley
    On Friday, Hillary Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine as her running mate projected confidence. By Monday, it looked more like overconfidence. For more than a month, Mrs. Clinton and her allies have been running campaign ads in battleground states, and Mr. Kaine, a senator from one such state (Virginia), is a potential plus in nearly all of them. His bilingualism could enhance her appeal among Hispanic voters in places like Florida and Colorado. His Roman Catholicism could help her in swing states with large Catholic populations such as Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. As a former governor of Virginia, Mr. Kaine brings...
  • NYT: Hillary's edge is not with Blacks & Hispanics, but with college-educated women

    07/26/2016 12:44:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 88 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/26/2016
    NYT: Hillary's edge is not with Blacks & Hispanics, but with college-educated women.
  • All the Presidents Girly Men!

    07/26/2016 7:42:56 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 32 replies
    (Vanity) | 26 July 2016 | areukiddingme1
    Don't take my word for it, look and observe for yourself and ask yourself the question, "why are all democrat men such Girly men." When Democrats are faced with their "High Noon" moments they slink away, they shrink under the heat of being a leader and standing up to the "bad guys," they make situations much worse through inaction and failure to lead. This ALWAYS leads to more problems down range. For instance, obama's "lead from behind," and hillary's "not my ball to carry" as the secretary of state over Benghazi -- Clearly not their Marshal Will Kane moments. They...
  • Listening to the socialist speeches and praying for our nation

    07/25/2016 9:05:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 62 replies
    Dear God, We pray you do not allow these godless Marxist/fascist monsters win this coming election where they WILL without a doubt kill off our remaining God-given, constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and will complete Obama's transformation of our divinely inspired free nation into a communist hellhole. We know from your teachings that there's no such thing as a free lunch or a socialist utopia and that able bodied men who refuse to work should not sponge off society. Give a man a fish he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he'll eat for the rest of his...
  • Paul Ryan Flees Mothers Of Children Killed By His Open Border Agenda

    07/25/2016 2:07:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    en-volve.com ^ | 7/25/16 | Thomas Robertson
    American mothers, whose children were killed by illegal aliens, say that House Speaker Paul Ryan and members of his security detail fled from his guarded estate on Saturday as they attempted to present Ryan with the photos of their murdered children, and show him the true cost of his open borders agenda. On Saturday, four “angel moms” held a press conference in front of Ryan’s personal border wall. The mothers explained that they deserved to be able to give heir children the same security that Ryan gives his children. During the press event, the mothers announced their decision to endorse...
  • Paul Nehlen: Make August 9 Wisconsin’s Independence Day

    07/25/2016 2:04:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/25/16 | Julia Hahn
    JANESVILLE, WI– Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen stood with the mothers, whose children were murdered as a result of open borders, during their press event in front Paul Ryan’s border wall on Saturday. In his remarks, Nehlen said Wisconsin voters have an historic opportunity to take back their district and their country from the “open borders special interests who control Paul Ryan.”
  • Assistant Field Campaign Director - Beat Trump! (job listing on Craigslist)

    07/24/2016 1:09:36 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    craigslist.com ^ | 7/23/2016 | Grassroots Campaigns
    Donald Trump has built his candidacy upon his appeal to and encouragement of every kind of bigotry. He has categorized millions of Latinx people as “criminals,” called women “dogs” and “pigs,” and promised to ban Muslims - a diverse population over 1 billion strong - from entering the U.S. His words are entrenched in racism, sexism, and xenophobia, and they have incited violence against women and people of color at his rallies and throughout our nation. Furthermore, Trump’s running mate, Governor Michael Pence, has opposed and decried legislative decisions that prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace, military, and...
  • Revolution Unfolding Before Our Eyes

    07/25/2016 8:29:04 AM PDT · by LS · 119 replies
    self | 7/25/2016 | LS
    Julian Assange says more is coming---that more Wikileaks will be emerging that would lead to Cankles' indictment. Well, we know that won't happen, at least not for several months. But Assange's comment should alert everyone on both sides that the revolution we thought was brewing? It's brewed. It has achieved critical mass. And you see it in the polls. Over the weekend, not only does CNN have Trump now at a 5-point lead, but if the election is head to head, Trump is at 48%. Given what are (as we well know) significant sampling biases in these polls---which I won't...
  • 2016.07.24 John Haller Prophecy Update: May You Live in Interesting Times (video)

    07/25/2016 6:12:24 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel | Jul 24, 2016 | John Haller
    Recorded classic style (just the PowerPoint). Today's update covers some political issues present in this year's election and then a look at Munich and Turkey.
  • The Ohio county that picks presidents is leaning Trump

    07/24/2016 4:37:13 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/22/2016 | Franz Strasser
    In 1960 Ottawa County voted for Richard Nixon while the rest of the country wanted John F Kennedy. That marked the last presidential election in which the residents of this Ohio county on the coastline with Lake Erie differed from the national result. For 13 elections in a row the country has gone the way of this so-called bellwether county. With 93% of its population being white the demographics aren't very representative of the US, but its per capita income of $28,703 (£21,896) is the US average almost to the dollar. Residents here are concerned about the economy and vote...
  • Nearly 1,800 More Votes Than Voters?

    07/24/2016 7:40:56 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 28 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | 7/23/2016 | Michael Quinn Sullivan
    A month after county officials were unable to answer questions raised about discrepancies in the March election results, a hushed meeting was held last week between a ballot machine vendor, county officials and representatives of the incumbent state representative… but did not include those who uncovered the problems. Texas Scorecard‘s Tony McDonald first reported on Thursday that county records indicate nearly 1,800 more votes were cast in Hill County than there were voters. The previously undisclosed meeting was revealed in a Saturday statement made by the Texas citizen who uncovered the problems, Aaron Harris of Direct Action Texas. In mid-June,...
  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin calls on GOP to unite behind Trump

    07/24/2016 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Innovative
    UPI ^ | July 24, 2016 | Eric DuVall
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin addressed the Republican National Convention on Thursday, saying Donald Trump will unify the Grand Old Party and the country around shared values of economic prosperity and the commitment to a strong national defense. Fallin, who is the first female governor in the state's history, told delegates Trump will rebuild the military and defeat terrorism. "He believes in peace through strength and will defeat radical Islamic terrorists who seek to destroy our nation," she said.
  • Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

    07/23/2016 10:58:39 PM PDT · by parisa · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | JO BECKER and MIKE McINTIRE
    The New York Times’s examination of the Uranium One deal is based on dozens of interviews, as well as a review of public records and securities filings in Canada, Russia and the United States. Some of the connections between Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation were unearthed by Peter Schweizer, a former fellow at the right ­leaning Hoover Institution and author of the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash.” Mr. Schweizer provided a preview of material in the book to The Times, which scrutinized his information and built upon it with its own reporting.
  • Clinton Cash - Official Movie Premiere [till 11pm]

    07/23/2016 5:34:35 PM PDT · by thouworm · 155 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 · 86 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 7/23/2016 | Carmine Sabia
    (Full title): The Hillary email scandal keeps getting uglier: 3 key aides got messages clearly marked ‘Top Secret’ Emails marked “top secret” were sent from Hillary Clinton’s 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 · 72 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 Trump’s RNC speech because, well… WOW

    07/23/2016 2:46:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 60 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Binder
    For viewers, a whopping 57 percent said they had a “very positive” reaction to the speech, while only 24 percent said the speech had a “negative effect.” Even more incredible for Trump was that 73 percent of viewers said the policies proposed in the speech would move the country in the “right direction,” with only 24 percent saying otherwise. The speech left 56 percent of viewers saying they are “more likely” 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 · 48 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
    northernpublicradio.org ^ | 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 Ryan’s Personal Home Border Wall

    07/23/2016 5:23:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/22/16 | Julia Hahn
    JANESVILLE, WI– 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 Ryan’s personal border wall that protects his family and his estate. These “angel moms” 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 Project—a non-profit that represents the victims of illegal alien crime and advocates for border security— and Wisconsin businessman, Paul Nehlen, who is running to unseat Ryan in Wisconsin’s August...
  • Standing on Constitution, Businessman Aims to Depose Paul Ryan

    07/23/2016 5:22:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 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 — often ridiculed as “Rino” for being a “Republican In Name Only,” Ryan is the epitome of an establishment politician — 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 Clinton’s advisers didn’t mince words as her campaign watched Donald J. Trump accept the Republican Party’s nomination in Cleveland on Thursday night and his promise to end the “crime and violence that afflicts our nation.” But mostly, Mrs. Clinton’s team felt a single emotion: pressure. “The only thing standing between Donald Trump and the White House … is us,” 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 Trump’s RNC speech because, well… WOW

    07/22/2016 5:51:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    BPR ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | John Binder
    Immediately following GOP nominee Donald Trump’s electrifying Republican National Convention (RNC) speech, not even CNN could deny that the public was loving it. In four polls taken immediately after Trump’s 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 Trump’s electrifying Republican National Convention (RNC) speech, not even CNN could deny that the public was loving it. In four polls taken immediately after Trump’s 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 — 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 — who's also a Louisiana delegate — 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 Party’s 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 Party’s Jill Stein are included, Mrs. Clinton holds a four-point lead. “It’s absolutely up for grabs,” 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 Resources’ Harold Hamm for DOE Pick

    07/21/2016 9:17:25 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 8 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 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
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/2/16 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas – 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
    Texas’s 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 nation’s 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 Indiana’s 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 Christie’s red meat, anti-Hillary, speech. Realizes it’s 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 Flintstone’s car. I get that there’s 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. I’ll be honest and admit that I don’t really see the point of it. If you’re stupid enough to believe that Hillary is some kind of “honorable victim of a vast right-wing conspiracy,” this didn’t 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, they’re 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 “bots” — 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 life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking. Melania’s immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such a success.” -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) — Donald Trump’s 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
    What’s 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. Trump’s 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 · 86 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 “too late” to be counted,or were “lost at sea”, or they are not counted unless and...