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  • Indianapolis Star's Editorial Board slams Trump "A Danger to the United States and to the World!"

    04/29/2016 8:22:15 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-28-2015 | Hanna Trudo
    Donald Trump would be “a danger to the United States and to the world” if elected president, according to Indiana’s largest newspaper, The Indianapolis Star. In an editorial published on Thursday, the newspaper widely condemned the Republican front-runner’s “simplistic proposals,” arguing he is unfit to occupy the Oval Office. “Trump has demonstrated repeatedly during the months-long campaign that he is wholly unsuited to serve as president,” the editorial states. “He’s offered simplistic proposals on national security, job creation, immigration, international trade and foreign affairs. He has sounded off with appalling comments about women and others. He’s appealed to voters’ worst...
  • Trump Ad running in Indiana re Cruz bad trade deals

    04/29/2016 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 13 replies
    kantarmediana.com ^ | 4/28/16 | Donald J Trump
    Here is the ad Trump is running against Cruz in Indiana Indiana AD
  • A new poll shows Donald Trump dominating a state he's not necessarily supposed to win

    04/29/2016 1:02:28 AM PDT · by blueplum · 49 replies
    TheBusinessInsider ^ | 28 April 2016 | Allan Smith
    A new poll released on Thursday found Donald Trump with a big lead in Oregon, a state not necessarily expected to be favorable to the Manhattan billionaire. The poll, conducted by the Portland-based Hoffman Research Group, found Trump leading Ted Cruz, a Texas senator, by 17 points. Trump, the GOP frontrunner, was the choice of 43% of respondents.
  • Indiana GOP Polls 2016: Donald Trump Leads Ted Cruz

    04/28/2016 10:25:59 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 21 replies
    Heavy ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jonathan Adams
    After five primaries on April 26, the Republican candidates only have the Indiana primary next week. The primary takes place Tuesday, May 3 and has 57 delegates at stake. According to FiveThirtyEight, 30 delegates are awarded in winner-take-all fashion to the candidate with the most votes statewide. The remaining 27 delegates are split among nine congressional districts with each district getting three delegates. A candidate will be awarded three delegates for each congressional district he wins. Ted Cruz will try to cut into Donald Trump’s lead. Early polling data shows Trump with a narrow lead on Cruz in Indiana. Trump...
  • NEW POLL: INDIANA GOP CONTEST A TOTAL TOSS-UP (Trump +2)

    04/28/2016 10:16:18 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 53 replies
    Clout Research ^ | 04/28/2016 | Clout Research
    The survey of likely GOP voters statewide in Indiana shows a statistical toss-up for the Republican Party nomination for President between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, with Trump holding a 37% to 35% edge. John Kasich wins the support of 16% of voters, with 11% saying they are yet unsure for whom they will vote. Trump wins among moderate primary voters with 39%, compared to 37% for Kasich and 18% for Cruz. Among those who consider themselves establishment conservatives – which comprised 55% of the poll sample – Trump wins 36% support and Cruz won 34% support. Among those who...
  • Mana To Perform at White House on Cinco de Mayo

    04/28/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 66 replies
    billboard.com ^ | 4/28/2016 by | Billboard Staff
    The pro-immigrant, anti-Trump 7-time Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists make a return appearance in Washington Mexican rock superstars Maná will perform at the White House on May 5, at the presidential Cinco de Mayo celebration.
  • Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech (see it for yourself)

    04/28/2016 2:13:21 PM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | 27 Apr 16 | Donald Trump
    Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for the National Interest for honoring me with this invitation. I would like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country – one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace. It is time to shake the rust off of America’s foreign policy. It's time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold. The direction I will outline today will also return us to a timeless...
  • RNC official: Donald hitting 1,237 won't matter

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

    04/28/2016 1:44:57 PM PDT · by onyx · 64 replies
    EIB The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | APRIL 28, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So we had the Trump speech yesterday and there has been all kinds of reaction to the speech, predictable and some shocking, some surprising. We'll get into it today. Trump used a phrase in this speech, and I'm gonna tell you, this is classic, folks. This little bit of information I'm gonna impart here to you is a great way to understand the dynamics of this race. Trump, in his speech, used a phrase "America first." Well, that phrase has a pedigree. That phrase is well attached to something very, very important and potentially very, very negative in...
  • Feds arrest three relatives of San Bernardino terrorists

    04/28/2016 12:24:25 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 28, 2016
    The feds on Thursday busted the brother of terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, in connection to a marriage scam that only came to light after last year’s jihadist massacre in California, officials said. Farook’s brother Syed Raheel Farook, 31, his Russian wife Tatiana Farook, 31, and her sister Mariya Chernykh, 26, were all taken into custody from their homes in the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles, prosecutors said. All three were charged with marriage fraud, federal conspiracy and making false statements. Their phony marriages were basis for filling out immigration papers, obtaining bank accounts and driver licenses, officials said.
  • Trump Camp: Cruz-Fiorina Is the ‘Outsourcing Ticket’

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

    04/28/2016 10:36:09 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 116 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/28/2016 | Reuters via Yahoo
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday criticized U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump for a speech in which he said it would be "America first" if he were elected president. Trump said on Wednesday that if elected, his foreign policy would leave European and Asian allies of the U.S. fending for themselves if they did not pay more for U.S. defense measures. "I can only hope that the election campaign in the USA does not lack the perception of reality," Steinmeier said. "The world's security architecture has changed and it is no longer based on two pillars...
  • Donald Trump steamrolling toward nomination despite negative ad blitz (60,000 TV ads attack Trump)

    04/28/2016 9:51:38 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 45 replies
    Center for Public Integrity ^ | 11:55 am, April 27, 2016 | Michael Beckel, Cady Zuvich
    About 60,000 TV ads — roughly one-fifth of all ads aired in the Republican presidential primary — have been critical of Donald Trump in some fashion, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of data from Kantar Media/CMAG. Despite the outpouring of hostility from his opponents, the bombastic billionaire businessman continues to roll toward the GOP presidential nomination, having swept five more states on Tuesday. "I've had negative ads all throughout, and I've won races in a landslide," Trump said in his victory speech Tuesday night. “Most of these people who have been fighting me are gone." This massive...
  • 24% Opt Out of a Clinton-Trump Race [1000 LVs Trump 38% Clinton 38% Rasmussen]

    04/28/2016 7:54:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Thursday, April 28, 2016
    Nearly one-in-four voters say they will stay home or vote third party if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the major party presidential candidates. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump and Clinton tied at 38% each. But 16% say they would vote for some other candidate if the presidential election comes down to those two, while six percent (6%) would stay home. Only two percent (2%) are undecided given those options. (To see survey question wording...
  • John Boehner talks election, time in office

    04/28/2016 9:07:46 AM PDT · by astrat7 · 36 replies
    The Stanford Daily ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ada Statler-Throckmorton
    When specifically asked his opinions on Ted Cruz, Boehner made a face, drawing laughter from the crowd. “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
  • First Read: Cruz and allies have five days to stop Trump

    04/28/2016 8:35:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 71 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 28 Apr 2016 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann
    Cruz and allies have five days to stop Trump When Ted Cruz unveiled Carly Fiorina as his running mate on Wednesday, and when he struck that alliance/truce with John Kasich on Sunday night, they were from a position of weakness – not strength. The reason: If Cruz and the “Stop Trump” movement don’t win in Indiana on May 3, they’re done. It’s that simple. After Trump ran the table in Tuesday’s primaries, including getting at least 35 of the 54 Pennsylvania unbound delegates (and that number could go above 40), a win in Indiana – even by a single point...
  • John Boehner calls Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh," "miserable" SOB

    04/28/2016 7:37:02 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 172 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 28, 2016 | Reena Flores
    John Boehner sounded off a litany of insults for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz Wednesday night, labelling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh" and a "miserable son of a bitch." "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends," the former House speaker said during a frank on-stage discussion at Stanford University Wednesday. "I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Boehner, who retired from Congress at the end of October, also let loose on the two other GOP candidates in the race. Of his relationship with...
  • Cruz Clobbered in Five Northeast Primaries

    04/28/2016 6:21:38 AM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | April 26, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Appearing in New York to claim his sweep, Trump declared the race effectively over, calling himself the presumptive nominee. The billionaire also reiterated his criticism of the deal Cruz and Kasich have struck to split three upcoming primaries, calling it a "very weak signal." Trump also spoke dismissively of Cruz's increasingly public search for a running mate, saying the senator is "wasting his time." In Maryland, with 64 percent of the vote in, Cruz was coming in third with 19 percent and on track to collect zero delegates. The results were less clear in Pennsylvania, where Cruz’s campaign was hoping...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/28 (100th & Last Day)

    04/27/2016 8:59:57 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 242 replies
    My own workup | 04/28/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided.  Thank you. REMEMBER:  To find the Free Republic Caucus thread for the day, search by title, "caucus". The Indiana Primary (57) will take place in five days. Only vote on this thread on: 04/28/2016.  This the 100th and last day of the Free Republic Caucus. Thank you for your participation. Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day.  Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be...
  • Donald Trump's foreign policy: 'America first'

    04/27/2016 8:23:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 27, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond and Stephen Collinson,
    Donald Trump had a foreign policy sales pitch for U.S. voters and a blunt message for the world Wednesday: America comes first. The Republican presidential front-runner proposed a sweeping redirection of America's global role in a major speech, part of a string of planned addresses designed to flesh out what a Trump administration would look like and to establish leadership credentials ahead of an increasingly probable general election clash with Democrat and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
  • This Cruz/Fiorina event starts in 15 minutes ...

    04/27/2016 8:17:46 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/27/16 | Betsy Kline (Twitter)
    This Cruz/Fiorina event starts in 15 minutes ... (Video of the crowd at Cruz event at link) https://twitter.com/betsy_klein/status/725411055363567616
  • Cruz’ ex co-chair in Virginia heads to Syria, praises Assad

    04/27/2016 6:49:44 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 25 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 27 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz’s former campaign co-chairman in Virginia has traveled to Syria and promised support for the government of President Bashar Assad, who U.S. officials have repeatedly said has lost the legitimacy to rule the war-torn country. Virginia state Sen. Dick Black’s trip to a Middle Eastern country in the midst of a civil war and his comments in the face of official U.S. foreign policy are highly unusual for a state lawmaker. Black, an outspoken Republican, is a part-time state senator who has no role in official U.S. foreign policy. Still, he has met...
  • Bernie Sanders Staffers Seek To Elect ‘Brand New Congress’ (seeks socialist US house in 2018!)

    04/27/2016 5:35:10 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 04/27/2016 01:26 pm ET | Samantha Lachman Staff Reporte
    While even Bernie Sanders is starting to admit that his chance of winning the Democratic nomination is exceedingly slim, some of his former staff and volunteers have formed a political action committee dedicated to giving the senator “the ability to make real change.” Brand New Congress, which was launched Monday, is looking ahead to the 2018 midterm elections to “replace Congress all at once” with lawmakers who agree with the Vermont independent’s policy positions. A timeline on the PAC’s website says that it plans to form local search committees to recruit organizers and candidates who are new to politics. (Sanders,...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: HUGE Pennsylvania Delegate UPDATE

    04/27/2016 11:33:38 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 73 replies
    Trump killed it in Pennsylvania collecting 48 *assured* delegates in total–with the possibility of MORE joining Team Trump in just a short while. Despite all the naysayers, despite all those that said he was the product of low info voters, and even despite one of the most formidable ground games–Trump came out on top in Tuesday's contest. Taking a majority of the unbound delegates and carrying all 5 states during last night's primary showdown, Donald J. Trump is full steam ahead with all the momentum behind him. This showing in Pennsylvania was critical. It cannot be emphasized enough. Next week...
  • Lawmakers demand Census ask about sexual orientation, gender identity

    04/27/2016 9:34:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    The Census should be demanding more information about “gender identity,” leading liberal lawmakers said Wednesday, asking the agency to start including more probing questions to get at the increasingly complex family dynamics in America. “Many federal data collection instruments gather respondents’ race, ethnicity, sex, marital status and other personal demographic information. However, most of these instruments do not include direct measures of respondents’ sexual orientation or gender identity,” Rep. Raul Grijalva and Sen. Tammy Baldwin said in a letter they led, and which was co-signed by dozens of their Democratic colleagues.
  • Trump passes Romney’s popular vote total, likely to break GOP record

    04/27/2016 6:06:39 AM PDT · by GilGil · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/2016 | Kyle Cheney
    With his five blowout wins Tuesday night, Donald Trump has passed Mitt Romney’s popular vote total from four years ago and is on a trajectory that could land him more Republican votes than any presidential candidate in modern history – by a lot. Trump surged to 9.9 million votes, according to totals that include Tuesday’s preliminary results across the northeast and could rise further as the final votes are counted. That’s already more than 100,000 more than Romney earned in the entire 2012 primary season and tens of thousands more than John McCain earned in 2008.
  • Ted Cruz to Make "Major" Announcment at 4pm EST?

    04/27/2016 7:22:08 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 148 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 Apr 16 | Fox News Staff
    Just heard on Fox....breaking. No further details yet as to what announcement is.
  • WATCH LIVE: DONALD TRUMP SPEAKS ON FOREIGN POLICY IN WASHINGTON

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016: LIVE Stream of Donald Trump’s speech on foreign policy at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC beginning at 12:00 PM EDT.
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/27 (1 more day)

    04/26/2016 8:59:58 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 224 replies
    My own workup | 04/27/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided.  Thank you. REMEMBER:  To find the Free Republic Caucus thread for the day, search by title, "caucus". The Indiana Primary (57) will take place in six days. Only vote on this thread on: 04/27/2016  another thread will pop up moments before: 04/28/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day.  Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted.  Give it three minutes or so on...
  • Levin: The Real Race Begins After Tonight

    04/26/2016 6:09:50 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 327 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 26 Apr 16 | Mark Levin
    "We all know that Trump will do very well tonight" in the northeastern liberal states, Mark Levin explains to his listeners, but that's "already taken into account in the projections." Levin reassures conservatives that, in fact, the real race begins after tonight. Despite all of the pundits declaring Trump the nominee following tonight's results, he will face a much tougher road ahead than they want to admit.
  • Live stream coverage of April 26 primary resultsup-to-the-minute results real time interactive map

    04/26/2016 4:52:27 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 39 replies
    powdered wig society ^ | April 26, 2016 | Thomas Madison
    Live stream coverage of April 26 primary results, as well as up-to-the-minute results on real time interactive map Donald Trump is expecting a big night tonight in the GOP primaries in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, and Rhode Island. Coverage should begin around 6 PM EST For live stream coverage of the April 26 primary results, check these links: CBS live primary coverage http://www.cbsnews.com/live/?ftag=CNMdaef904 ABC live primary coverage http://abcnews.go.com/Live For real-time, up-to-the-minute running results via interactive primary map, check these links…. New York Times real-time results http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results Politico real-time results – To see county-by-county results map click on "Detailed Results" for...
  • Senator Pat Toomey [R-PA] Votes for Ted Cruz

    04/26/2016 2:31:42 PM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 82 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 4/26/20116 | Laura Olson
    Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says he cast his presidential vote for Ted Cruz, describing the Texas senator as having a deep understanding of the issues and "concrete" ideas on the economy and national security. "He's a solid conservative," Toomey said this morning outside his polling place in Zionsville. "We don't agree on everything, but having served with him in the Senate, I know Ted pretty well and I think he's got a real, real viable shot of beating Hillary Clinton in the fall." While Donald Trump leads among Republicans in public polls of state voters, Toomey noted that the...
  • State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch

    04/26/2016 1:17:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies
    Judical Watch ^ | 4/26/2016 | Judical Watch
    (Washington, DC) – The Obama State Department last week admitted it withheld a key Benghazi email of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Judicial Watch since at least September 2014. If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clinton’s email server and her hidden emails would have been disclosed nearly two years ago, before Clinton authorized the alleged deletion of tens of thousands of emails. The developments come in a July 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records related to the drafting and use of the Benghazi talking points (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of...
  • All but the clinch: Trump, Clinton look to extend delegate lead

    04/26/2016 1:16:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 | Fox News
    By the end of the night, Super Tuesday III could be all but the clinch for Hillary Clinton -- while Donald Trump could be poised to turn the Ted Cruz-John Kasich alliance from a potential game-changer into a Hail Mary. Up for grabs Tuesday are delegates in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware and Connecticut – with Pennsylvania the biggest prize. Polls close at 8 p.m. ET in all five states. Democrats are competing for 384 delegates in Tuesday's contests, while Republicans have 118 up for grabs (not counting the 54 unbound delegates in Pennsylvania).
  • NY judge decides Trump University case going to trial

    04/26/2016 1:01:39 PM PDT · by The_Victor · 82 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/26/2016 | NA
    A New York judge decided Tuesday that a fraud case against Donald Trump over his former school for real estate investors will go to trial – raising the possibility that the Republican presidential primary front-runner could testify during campaign season. New York County Supreme Court Judge Cynthia Kern made the decision at a hearing Tuesday, though it remains unclear whether the case will be weighed at a jury trial – which is what Trump’s team is seeking. Trump attorney Jeffrey Goldman said it’s possible the trial could be held this fall, and Trump could testify. In the case, New York...
  • Trump: Sanders should run as independent

    04/26/2016 9:56:32 AM PDT · by McGruff · 81 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 26, 2016 | NICK GASS
    Suggesting that Bernie Sanders has been treated unfairly by the Democratic Party, Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the Vermont senator should abandon his run for the Democratic nomination and instead seek an independent path to the White House. "Bernie Sanders has been treated terribly by the Democrats — both with delegates & otherwise," Trump tweeted. "He should show them, and run as an Independent!" Sanders and his campaign have indicated that the senator, who was still listed as an independent on his Senate website as early as this month, will continue to be a Democrat in future elections.
  • Exclusive Data Analysis:Democrat Turnout Collapses Down More Than 4.5 Million,(Shortened)

    04/26/2016 5:32:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Mathew Boyle And Andy Badolato
    Election data compiled by Breitbart News on the Democratic Party’s primaries and caucuses in 2016 and 2008 show that turnout in is down significantly, nearly 20 percent, from the last contested election.
  • Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

    04/26/2016 7:36:17 AM PDT · by Trump-a-licious · 147 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 26 APRIL 2016 • 11:49AM | Sarah Knapton
    Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film. An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.
  • Court Vacates Family Court Ruling Treating Fetus as a Child

    04/26/2016 4:56:37 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | 04/25/16 | Ben Bedell
    A Family Court judge's rulings that a fetus is a "child" under New York's Family Court Act have been vacated by a Manhattan appellate court. A unanimous panel of the Appellate Division, First Department, said Thursday that even though the appeal was moot, the rulings of Manhattan Family Court Judge Stewart Weinstein had to be dropped "in the exercise of discretion" because they "may spawn legal consequences or be cited as precedent." Weinstein had refused to dismiss a child neglect petition filed by the Administration for Children's Services against a father based on domestic violence incidents that took place while...
  • Boom! Democrat Party Consultant Admits Hillary Camp Fears Impending Battle With Trump

    04/25/2016 1:42:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 135 replies
    JIM HOFT ON DC WHISPERS ^ | April 25, 2016 | JIM HOFT
    Donald Trump has been saying it for months, and now as he continues to build his delegate lead over his GOP rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich, he is demanding Republicans unify and prepare to go to war with the Hillary Clinton campaign. And now a longtime Democrat Party consultant has just admitted it is that war that Hillary has feared the most. The consultant went on to explain that of all the GOP candidates remaining, Ted Cruz would be by far the easiest for Hillary to defeat, though she also indicated any “regular” Republican would have been far simpler...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/26 (2 more days)

    04/25/2016 8:59:57 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 192 replies
    My own workup | 04/26/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided.  Thank you. REMEMBER:  To find the Free Republic Caucus thread for the day, search by title, "caucus". The New England Primaries (172) take place today. Only vote on this thread on: 04/26/2016  another thread will pop up moments before: 04/27/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day.  Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted.  Give it three minutes or so on each end,...
  • Snowden Leaks Accelerated Encryption Technology by 7 Years, U.S. Intelligence Chief Says

    04/25/2016 6:56:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    UPI ^ | April 25, 2016 | Doug G. Ware
    "From our standpoint, it’s not a good thing," Clapper said of accelerated advancements in encryption technology. Whistle-blower Edward Snowden, by leaking classified data two years ago, contributed to the acceleration of sophisticated encryption methods that militants are using to hide their communications, National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Monday. The rapid advancement of commercially available encryption software is proving to be a difficult obstacle in detecting potential threats, he said at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. "From our standpoint, it's not a good thing," he said of the rapidly advancing encryption, adding that the software has had...
  • Kasich: "We believe that an open convention is the best way for the Republican Party to win"

    04/25/2016 5:54:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 129 replies
    Kasich: "We believe that an open convention is the best way for the Republican Party to win" http://cnn.it/1pzz0Ig
  • Kasich on his Indiana supporters: ‘They ought to vote for me’

    04/25/2016 3:13:29 PM PDT · by Hugin · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/25/2016 | David Weigel
    The marriage of political convenience between Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) was tested less than 12 hours into the honeymoon, as Kasich told reporters that he still wanted votes from his supporters in Indiana. "I’ve never told 'em not to vote for me," Kasich told reporters at a campaign stop in Philadelphia. "They ought to vote for me. But I'm not over there campaigning and spending resources."
  • Hillary Clinton a mere 3 points ahead of Donald Trump in new national poll

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

    04/25/2016 2:38:11 PM PDT · by A_Niceguy_in_CA · 52 replies
    The Wrap ^ | April 25, 2016 | Joe Otterson
    Fox News anchor to sit down with GOP candidate on May 17 Megyn Kelly will interview Donald Trump in her Fox special “Megyn Kelly Presents,” Fox Broadcasting announced Monday. This will be Kelly’s first one-on-one interview with Trump since their fiery encounter at the Aug. 2015 GOP Presidential primary debate. For the first time ever, Kelly will explore how events unfolded with Trump after the August debate. She will also examine Trump’s campaign for the White House to date and his role in one of the most bizarre presidential runs in modern times. “Mr. Trump and I sat down together...
  • New Northeast Polls: Donald Trump Beats the Wunderkinds Combined…

    04/25/2016 1:32:51 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 25, 2016 | Sundance
    In their vain effort to thwart the will of the electorate, that answer is now transparent. Candidate Trump is simply thumping them both in the polling for the Northeast States tomorrow: 3 candidate 3 states According to the latest PPP Polling released today (full pdf below), candidate Donald Trump is not only beating the Wunderkinds individually; he’s also beating them collectively. Additionally interesting is some of the polling internal data which shows Senator Ted Cruz continuing to implode when the electorate is asked if they like him. Cruz’s unfavorable rating continues to skyrocket. (Via PPP) […] Donald Trump getting a...
  • Trump relentlessly mocks Kasich: 'I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion'

    04/25/2016 1:18:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/25/2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump relentlessly mocked Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign-trail eating habits on Monday. During a rally in Rhode Island, the Republican presidential frontrunner said that the Ohio governor should learn from Trump's children, whom Trump has urged to eat modest portions of food. "Did you see him? He has a news conference all the time when he's eating. I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion," Trump said of Kasich. He continued: "I'd say, 'Children, small, little bites.' This guy takes a pancake and he's shoving it in his mouth. It's disgusting. Do you want...
  • Cruz Campaign Vetting Carly for VP

    04/25/2016 1:15:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/25/2016 | Michael Warren
    Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is vetting Carly Fiorina as a potential running mate, THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned. According to a spokeswoman for Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and one-time presidential candidate is being vetted by Cruz's campaign. "Normal stuff," said Sarah Isgur Flores, who served as deputy campaign manager during Fiorina's bid, when asked about the process. She added that Fiorina has met with members of the Cruz campaign and has given them financial disclosures and other documentation. Flores added that "no offers" have been made. On ABC's This Week Sunday, reporter Jon Karl floated the idea that Cruz...
  • Clinton knocks Trump's lavish lifestyle

    04/25/2016 12:38:15 PM PDT · by McGruff · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton cast Donald Trump as out of touch with the United States while campaigning Monday in Delaware, arguing that the Republican front-runner flies into states, gives speeches and then returns to the lap of luxury without listening to voters' problems. "Donald Trump says wages are too high in America and doesn't support raising the minimum wage and I have said, 'Come out of those towers named for yourself and actually talk and listen to people,'" Clinton said. "At some point, if you want to be president of the United States, you have to get familiar with the United States,...