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  • Georgia voters throw their peanuts to Trump (Peanut Poll @ Georgia National Fair in Perry)

    10/09/2015 10:31:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Of nearly 460 people who voted, about 38 percent cast a peanut for Trump. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon, came in second with about 24 percent of the peanuts. Nearly all candidates - even Joe Biden, who has not announced whether he’ll run - found fans at the fair. Lincoln Chafee, the former U.S. senator and governor of Rhode Island, was “still looking for his first vote,” noted guest announcer Gary Black, the state’s agriculture commissioner. For that matter, so were Republicans Georgia Pataki and Jim Gilmore. For Democrats, Hillary Clinton ended the day with 64 legumes stacked up in...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • At World Meeting of Families, homosexuality dominates talk

    09/25/2015 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 25, 2015 | Peter Smith
    He cited an online post he had seen from a 17-year-old gay Catholic. "The church has a lot to say about what I'm not supposed to do," the youth wrote. "But ... I couldn't find any church document (about) what a gay person is supposed to do with his life. I feel abandoned by the church." He said the church teaches much about the beauty of marriage, but then tells its gay members they "can't have this wonderful thing."
  • GOP Insiders: Jindal and Pataki Quit Next

    09/25/2015 2:55:52 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/25/2015 | Katie Glueck
    Rand Paul’s on the departure list too, insiders predict. Bobby Jindal and George Pataki are the next two quitters in the Republican field. That’s the assessment of Republicans in the POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. . A quarter of Iowa Republicans say it’s Jindal, a frequent visitor to their state, who is on his way out. "He's become desperate," an Iowa Republican said. "He's taken to attacking Trump (we know how that worked out for Perry and Walker) and has nothing going on here in Iowa." Added...
  • Walker at 0% in new national poll

    09/20/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    WKOW-TV ^ | September 20, 2015 | Savanna Tomei
    Madison (WKOW) -- A new national poll shows Governor Scott Walker polling at 0 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll released Sunday shows there were five candidates who received less than one percent of support from likely Republican voters. Walker was among them, joined by former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and former New York Governor George Pataki. Less than one percent equates to zero percent, statistically. The results show Donald Trump is still the front-runner with 24 percent, but has lost ground from earlier in...
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo Blames South for New York’s Gun Violence

    09/19/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-18-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 17, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) told an audience at a Harlem breakfast that New York’s surging gun violence was not his fault or proof of the failure of gun control, but was thefault of states “down south.” Cuomo’s words came the day after his ex-aide Carey Gabay died from a gunshot wound he received when caught in the crossfire of gun violence. Breitbart News previously reported there were at least four shootings and one stabbing during Brooklyn’s September 7 J’Ouvert festival. Gabay was shot in the head at that festival. According to the New York Daily News, Cuomo...
  • With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd Begins—Here’s Who’s Next

    09/14/2015 2:31:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | September 13, 2015 | Liz Peek
    With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd Begins—Here’s Who’s Next By Liz Peek September 13, 2015 5:15 AM /snip Those two are easy to dismiss. Others who should withdraw will likely take more convincing. On the basis of today’s polling, Lindsay Graham is facing ultra-long odds. (A prominent London bookmaker places his chance of winning the nomination at 66 to 1, only slightly worse than John McCain, who isn’t running). A recent survey of GOP primary voters in his home state of South Carolina showed that 78 percent think Graham should drop out of the race –...
  • New Labor Day Polls Show Trump Leading in GOP Favorability & Defeating Every Democrat Challenger

    09/05/2015 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 47 replies
    Two Labor Day Polls Portend ‘Splodey Heads For The Anti-Trump Advocates…. Earlier today Gallup released a poll showing that Trump is the most heavily favored candidate (63% Approval Rating) amid Republicans. A devastating defeat for the establishment GOP (GOPe) who are seeking to push their preferred candidate Jeb Bush. Such substantive favorable opinion of candidate Trump puts the RNC/GOPe in a difficult position as they plot to begin their collective assault against the unpalatable frontrunner. But tonight the news for the Vichy Republican crowd is infinite degrees worse. As they plot the best course of Trump’s annihilation – national polls...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...

    08/26/2015 10:28:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee is doing quite well according to two national polls conducted after the first GOP presidential primary debate. One poll has Huckabee in second place behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and another poll has Huckabee listed with the highest favorability rating among 15 GOP presidential candidates; however, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson takes the highest net favorability rating when comparing the results in totality. A Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted August 21-25 has Huckabee in second behind Trump – the only two candidates with double digits in that poll: Donald Trump – 30.1 percent Mike Huckabee –...

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 342 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Here’s how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carson’s lead more than doubled, he’s still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Here’s the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire; Sanders Leads Clinton

    08/25/2015 8:19:32 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/25/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we've done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less...
  • Ted Cruz connects at 'Basque Fry' (Northern Nevada)

    08/15/2015 8:15:29 PM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/15/15 | Elena Schneider
    The Texas senator’s anti-establishment message resonates in northern Nevada. GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Four Republican presidential hopefuls gathered Saturday at a picturesque Northern Nevada ranch and pounded anti-establishment themes, but it was Ted Cruz who gave the most convincing performance at the first annual Basque Fry. He didn’t say anything new, but the Texas senator’s fiery and forceful denunciation of Washington and political elites from the back of a flatbed truck resonated with the crowd of about 1,500 conservatives — even on a day when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Dr. Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina sounded similar notes....
  • Trump triumphs in new Missouri poll; H. Clinton cruises past Bernie Sanders(Trump 23%,Jeb&Ben 11%)

    08/13/2015 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Donald Trump reigns in Missouri, at least right now. A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows him leading the Republican field in the state with 23 percent to 11 percent each for Jeb Bush and Ben Carson. Mike Huckabee got 10 percent to 9 percent for Ted Cruz, 8 percent for Scott Walker, 7 percent for Carly Fiorina, 6 percent for Marco Rubio and 4 percent each for John Kasich and Rand Paul. Other candidates are at 1 percent or less: Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and George Pataki. Jim Gilmore and Lindsey Graham have no...
  • Trump Still Leads in Iowa; Fiorina on Fire; Paul Tanking

    08/10/2015 11:05:31 AM PDT · by Will88 · 93 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | August 10, 2015 | Tom Jensen
    Raleigh, N.C. – PPP's newest Iowa poll finds Donald Trump leading the Republican field in the state even after a weekend of controversy. He's at 19% to 12% for Ben Carson and Scott Walker, 11% for Jeb Bush, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 9% for Ted Cruz, and 6% for Mike Huckabee and Marco Rubio. The other 9 candidates are all clustered between 3% and having no support at all (George Pataki)- John Kasich and Rand Paul are at 3%, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum at 2%, Chris Christie at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, and Pataki all...
  • GOP underdogs go after Clinton, Obama; downplay long odds at first debate

    08/06/2015 3:45:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/06/2015
    Seven Republican primary underdogs downplayed their long political odds Thursday in Cleveland and directed their jabs instead at President Obama and Hillary Clinton, each seeking a break-out in the first of two presidential debates. All candidates on the Fox News/Facebook stage were united in opposition to the newly struck nuclear deal with Iran, hammering administration policies as they largely avoided tangling with each other. "The first thing I will do is tear up that agreement with Iran," former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said. Almost every candidate on stage took a shot at Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner. South Carolina Sen....
  • MOTUS 2016 GOP “Sweet 16” Battle: Brackets “E” & “G”

    08/03/2015 4:47:23 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-3-2015 | MOTUS
    Our 2016 GOP Presidential Brackets Round 1 Battle continues as we winnow down the “Sweet 16.” Today’s battle pits Scott Walker against George Pataki in Bracket “E” (#EasyPic) and Jeb Bush against Carly Fiorina in Bracket “G” (#GoGirl)If you missed the last battle, here’s the way it works: I generated my bracket matchups by starting with the results of the ABC/WaPo poll conducted July 16-19. I  then modified those results using Chicago Rules – or, as the lawyers say, I exercised “my will, whim and fancy” clause.  It’s the same clause  the  Supreme Court has  deemed to be part of...
  • It’s not Dixie’s fault

    07/20/2015 8:02:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 17,2015 | Thomas J. Sugrue
    Education remains separate and unequal nearly everywhere in the United States, but Confederate-flag-waving Southerners aren’t responsible for the most racially divided schools. That title goes to New York, where 64 percent of black students attend schools with few, if any, white students, according to a recent report by the Civil Rights Project. In fact, the Northeast is the only region where the percentage of black students in extremely segregated schools — those where at least 90 percent of students are minorities — is higher than it was in the 1960s. Schools in the South, on the other hand, saw the...
  • Sanders: 'Very easy to raise the flag,' hard to support veterans benefits

    07/18/2015 3:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Bernie Sanders told veterans in Iowa Friday that unlike some other politicians, he doesn't pay lip service to their concerns. "It is very easy to raise the flag at a troop deployment, it is very easy for a politician to give a moving speech on Veterans Day," Sanders said. "But it is very hard to go down that long road with the men and women who served and make sure that they continue to get all the benefits, all the healthcare, that they are entitled to for the rest of their lives." The Vermont senator told...
  • Free Republic STRAW POLL (July 2015 Edition)

    07/16/2015 9:41:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies
    FreeRepublic | July 16, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | 7/13/15 | Politicker Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:53:57 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 18 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | July 13, 2015 | Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • Pataki, Jindal address Trump's comments at New Hampshire picnic

    07/05/2015 9:23:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | July 5, 2015 | Kristen Carosa
    Pataki sends letter to other GOP candidates asking them to call out Trump on comments regarding illegal immigrants.ALLENSTOWN, N.H. —Presidential candidates flocked to the Granite State during the July Fourth weekend. Former New York Gov. George Pataki and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal attended a cookout hosted by the Merrimack County Republican Committee. The event was low-key and gave both Republican candidates the chance to talk one on one with voters. Both candidates had something to say about recent comments from Republican challenger Donald Trump. “I am disappointed he (Trump) hasn’t seen that it was a stupid and wrong comment,” Pataki...
  • Republican field divided on Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants

    07/05/2015 8:31:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2015 | David Lauter
    Initially, most Republican candidates tried to ignore him. But as major corporations cut ties with Trump over his declaration that some Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug-runners, and as the issue continues to fill the airwaves of Spanish-language media, more candidates have spoken out, separating into two camps. Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Those who hope to appeal to Latino voters, including the two Floridians in the race, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, as well as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, have criticized Trump.
  • GOP is not slamming Donald Trump's views fast enough: Latino advocates

    07/04/2015 8:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 4, 2015 | Celeste Katz
    Motormouth Donald Trump isn’t doing the Republican Party any favors — and his fellow GOP candidates are adding to the damage by being slow to condemn him, Latino advocates said Friday. “Trump’s comments are causing irreparable harm to the brand. It’s going to be very hard to come back from it,” said Felix Sanchez, chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. The billionaire candidate sent the debate over border control into overdrive — and cost himself business deals — by saying Mexico exports “rapists” and drug dealers to the U.S. He upped the ante Friday after Kate Steinle,...
  • Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney Join Marco Rubio In Attacking Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 2:24:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-4-2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney attacked real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, telling a CNN reporter he thinks Trump’s remarks on illegal immigrants were a “severe error.” “Do you think Donald Trump’s comments on Mexicans have hurt the Republican Party?” a reporter asked Romney in video carried on CNN on Saturday. “Yes, I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans,” Romney replied. “And it’s unfortunate.” “Do you think the candidates should speak up about that?” the reporter followed up. “I think a number of them have,” Romney replied.
  • Trump blames ‘sanctuary city’ murder on ‘unsafe border

    07/04/2015 3:23:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 4, 2015 | 1:09am | Geoff Earle
    GOP White House hopefuls are declaring their independence from Donald Trump. Former New York governor George Pataki urged people Friday to sign his online petition condemning Trump’s anti-immigrant comments. ... The feds had issued a detention order asking to be notified if he was sprung from prison. It was not honored by the “sanctuary city.” Trump tweeted, “Where are the other candidates now that this tragic murder has taken place b/c of our unsafe border.’’
  • 'Stand Up To Trump' Petition Launched By GOP Candidate George Pataki

    07/04/2015 3:31:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    IB Times ^ | July 03 2015 1:46 PM EDT | Tim Marcin
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate George Pataki has joined the chorus calling for action against fellow candidate Donald Trump in the wake of his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants. Pataki posted on his website Friday a petition targeting the real-estate mogul -- titled "Stand Up to Trump" -- labeling the candidate's comments "unacceptable." At Trump's announcement speech at the Trump Tower in New York last month, the businessman said: "When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us." He later added: "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime....
  • [May 26, 2015] Obama-Netanyahu feud a problem for Hillary and Dems

    07/03/2015 8:39:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    A top GOP strategist and pollster for newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning that New York Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, "will pay a heavy price" at the polls next year if they don't break with President Obama's policies on Israel and reject any deal he makes with Iran. "Hillary Clinton, [Sen.] Chuck Schumer, [Reps.] Nita Lowey, Steve Israel, Jerry Nadler, Eliot Engel and others are about to get a whole new wave of pressure from Republicans on whether they agree or not with Obama on Israel," New York-based national GOP pollster and strategist John McLaughlin told The Post....
  • Pataki calls on GOP candidates to denounce Trump comments; The Donald fires back

    07/02/2015 12:46:30 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 88 replies
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki has launched a broadside against Donald Trump over his controversial remarks on Mexican immigrants, sending an open letter this week to every other Republican presidential candidate urging them to "denounce his comments today." The letter has, in turn, triggered a bitter Twitter feud between the two 2016 candidates, as Trump also spars with everyone from NBC to Macy's to the New York City government. After Pataki tweeted a link to the letter (in which he cc'd Trump), Trump thundered back on Twitter:
  • City now looking at Trump’s golf deal in the Bronx as fallout continues from inflammatory comments

    07/01/2015 5:48:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    WPIX ^ | 7/1/15 | Mario Diaz
    City now looking at Trump’s golf deal in the Bronx as fallout continues from inflammatory comments against Mexicans. Hours after Macy’s abruptly ended its business relationship with Donald Trump, PIX11 News has learned that Trump’s golf course deal with the City of New York involving the much revered Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point is being examined in the fallout of Trump’s controversial remarks regarding Mexicans. Mayor Bill de Blasio telling PIX11 News the following in a statement, “We are reviewing Trump contracts with the City. Donald Trump’s remarks were disgusting and offensive, and this hateful language has no place...
  • Donald Trump fires back at 2016 rival: You 'couldn’t be elected dog catcher'

    07/01/2015 4:48:55 PM PDT · by Mariner · 115 replies
    Reuters/Business Insider ^ | July 1st, 2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Real-estate magnate Donald Trump fired off angry tweets at one of his GOP rivals in the presidential race Wednesday, accusing him of being a has-been who couldn't get elected to office again. The rival, former New York Gov. George Pataki (R), has recently been criticizing Trump's controversial comments about illegal immigration. Pataki told Business Insider on Tuesday that Trump was "disrespectful" and subsequently wrote a letter to the Republican field urging them to join him in denouncing Trump. Trump, as is his wont, responded by trashing Pataki on Twitter:
  • GOP presidential candidate slams Donald Trump as 'disrespectful'

    07/01/2015 4:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Business Insider ^ | July 1, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) on Tuesday slammed fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who he said has been "disrespectful" toward Latinos with recent disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants. "Yes, clearly, they're disrespectful," Pataki told Business Insider of Trump's comments in a brief interview before the annual New York Republican Party's gala. Trump characterized Mexican immigrants in his campaign launch speech as "rapists" and drug runners when talking about how he'd focus as president on reducing illegal immigration. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best; they're not sending you," Trump said in his announcement speech....
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • Scoop: 25 questions the Koch brothers want every 2016 candidate to answer

    06/18/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, wants a lot more hard information from the crowded field of presidential contenders before deciding what to do with its considerable resources. The group is pressing every 2016 candidate to detail on the record their plans for economic growth, deficit reduction, entitlement reform, criminal justice and even foreign policy. The tax-exempt entity, a key node in a constellation of conservative entities that aims to spend $889 million before the next White House election, distributed a detailed survey Thursday to...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Straw poll: Walker wins handily

    06/20/2015 2:17:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., won 25.3 percent of the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference straw poll, which was emailed to those who attended this year's conference in Philadelphia. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came in second place with 11.6 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 11 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tied at 9.6 percent. These results show a strong preference for regional candidates as well as governors, and differ greatly from the latest RealClearPolitics totals. Candidates Walker, Christie and former New York Gov. George Pataki were all...
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo Barberá
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis — now freely available online as an Editors’ Choice article —...
  • Graffiti artists suing 5Pointz owner for whitewashing their work from building

    06/17/2015 9:50:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 12, 2015 | Ginger Adams Otis
    Nine graffiti artists who spray painted creations across the world-renowned 5Pointz building filed a lawsuit Friday in Brooklyn federal court, seeking unspecified damages from the owner who whitewashed away their artwork. [Snip] The aerosol artists say they are owed substantial cash damages because Wolkoff painted over their al fresco works. [Snip] The iconic buildings had more than 350 works of visual art on the walls — inside and out — when Wolkoff destroyed them, the lawsuit said. The colorful, eye-catching creations were torn down for good last summer.
  • Son-in-Law’s Stroke Causes George Pataki to Cancel Events

    06/11/2015 10:11:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 06/11/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Former Gov. George Pataki of New York has canceled campaign events in New Hampshire to deal with a family health emergency. Mr. Pataki, a Republican, said in a statement that he was pausing his White House bid because his son-in-law, David Levy, had a stroke and was at the intensive care unit at a Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Mr. Pataki’s campaign said that his daughter Allison and her husband were traveling on Tuesday on a flight to Seattle from Chicago for a vacation ahead of the birth of their first child when Mr. Levy suffered a life-threatening stroke....
  • NYPD Commissioner Says He Can't Hire More Non-White Officers Because So Many Of Them Are Criminals

    06/10/2015 1:56:54 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    BI ^ | 6-10-2015 | Barbara Tasch
    Barbara Tasch June 10, 2015 New York police commissioner William Bratton said he'd like to hire more non-white officers but most of them have criminal records and therefore, he can't, The Guardian reported. “We have a significant population gap among African American males because so many of them have spent time in jail and, as such, we can’t hire them," Bratton said in an interview with the publication. For this high number, Bratton blamed the "unfortunate consequences" of stop-and-frisk policing carried out on young non-white men over the last few years in New York. A felony conviction, domestic violence charges,...
  • Scott Walker Backs Constitutional Amendment Allowing States To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

    06/07/2015 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday that he supports a constitutional amendment that would bar the Supreme Court from granting marriage equality rights nationwide. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision this month that could grant, for once and for all, same-sex couples the right to wed across the country. But Walker said on ABC's "This Week" that he would support amending the constitution to protect states that still want to ban same-sex marriage. "I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman," Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate, said. "If the...
  • The dreadful truth of Moynihan’s prophecy

    06/05/2015 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Ellen Sauerbrey
    On the 50th anniversary of Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s famous report on the breakdown of the black family in urban ghettos, Baltimore has descended into the tragic violence and chaos he predicted. In a report titled, “The Negro Family: The Case for Action,” Assistant Secretary of Labor Moynihan, warned that the deterioration of the black family, would result in soaring crime rates if it continued unchecked. In the most famous passage of the 1965 report, Moynihan, who would later become a Democratic U.S. senator, wrote, “From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los...
  • Forget Hillary and Jeb, here's who Wall Street really wants to run for president

    06/04/2015 11:24:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/04/2015 | LINETTE LOPEZ
    Wall Street wants Michael Bloomberg to run for president, but the billionaire isn't budging. At the Yale CEO Summit this week, the talk was of "drafting Bloomberg" however possible. The former New York City mayor seems like the perfect solution for Wall Street's problems with the current field of presidential candidates. The Street sees him as a centrist technocrat who adeptly managed one of the most complex cities in the world. They think he understands the global business community. Rumblings about a Bloomberg run are especially strong at several bulge bracket banks, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Merrill once...
  • Untitled

    06/03/2015 10:37:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I keep thinking we're done with George Pataki -- but like an order of bad clams, he keeps coming back up on me. The three-term Republican governor of a famously blue state seems like a serious 2016 presidential contender on paper -- until you read the fine print. Pataki had a promising start. He beat Democratic icon Mario Cuomo in 1994. He cut income taxes 25 percent and trimmed other taxes as well. In his first two years in office, spending went down 2.5 percent. If you had stopped the Pataki show there, he'd be the next Reagan. Similarly,...
  • Al Sharpton sets sights on Republican National Convention in Cleveland speech

    06/01/2015 2:45:17 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    Northeast Ohio Media Group ^ | May 29, 2015 | John Harper
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Rev. Al Sharpton took aim at Cleveland's 2016 Republican National Convention in front of a packed house at Cleveland's Olivet Institutional Baptist Church on Friday night, speaking for nearly an hour. "Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and them think they are going to come in here and have four or five days of convention," Sharpton said. "We are going to have another convention outside."
  • Newsflash: It’s Going To Be Hillary vs. Jeb

    05/31/2015 4:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 31, 2015 | Bill Scher
    Can we all stop pretending that there’s any real suspense in this presidential race?As the children’s book says: Voters, it’s time to “Go the [expletive] to sleep.” You can turn off Fox, MSNBC, and CNN; you can close Twitter; you can sign off your crazy uncle’s Facebook feed. I am going to tell you, right now, what the political landscape of the future looks like so you don’t waste your time over the next year listening to a parade of pundits or watching those ridiculous primary debates. The 2016 election is going to come down to Hillary vs. Jeb, of...
  • Bob Dole on 2016 Republican presidential nomination: 'I think it's going to be a governor'

    05/31/2015 2:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | May 31, 2015 | Justin Wingerter
    Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole believes a governor, not a senator, will win the 2016 Republican nomination for president. “I think it’s going to be a governor,” Dole said Thursday after a commemorative event at Forbes Field. “I don’t know which one.” Two former governors have announced they will seek the Republican nomination: Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, and George Pataki, former governor of New York. Several other current and former governors are considering a presidential run, including Jeb Bush, of Florida; Rick Perry, of Texas; Scott Walker, of Wisconsin; Chris Christie, of New Jersey;...
  • Report: NYC Cops Arrested Men for ‘Manspreading’ on the Subway

    05/30/2015 11:21:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    National Review ^ | May 28, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Smash the patriarchy! New York police allegedly arrested two men for “manspreading” (sitting with their legs far apart) on the subway, according to a report entitled “That’s How They Get You” released by the Police Reform Organizing Project. “On a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklyn’s criminal court, PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the charge of ‘man spreading’ on the subway, presumably because they were taking up more than one seat and therefore inconveniencing other riders,” the report states.
  • iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates

    05/28/2015 11:18:46 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 68 replies
    May, 28, 2015 | Self
    iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates I hope people realize iCarly is full on GOPe RNC and her role is to aid GOPe candidates.  As RNC talent, she is better than most. She is articulate,  concise, intelligent.  But don't think we can trust her long term any more than we can trust Prince Rebus, Boner or Mitchie-poo.  iCarly is not the only strategic pseudo-candidate.  Why would Huckabee run other than to dilute support for Ted Cruz.  It's win win win for GOPe, Huckabee and Fox  Huckabee gets to help Cruz lose and then gets to go back to Fox as a...