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  • Colorado GOP delegates won't campaign for Trump

    07/25/2016 3:35:16 PM PDT · by detective · 103 replies
    WND ^ | 07/25/2016 | Art Moore
    Jim Gilbreath and his fellow Colorado delegates came to the Republican National Convention “praying for a miracle,” hoping the rules might go their way and allow for a “white knight” candidate to take the place of Donald Trump. As he headed home to Colorado Springs on Saturday afternoon at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, he told WND that while his party has confirmed Trump as the nominee, he and many others in his delegation are not on board. “I can tell you that from the Colorado contingent, there will be quite a few people who will not be out helping Trump,”...
  • Clinton calls out GOP for 'unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks' at the RNC and ...

    07/24/2016 11:47:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Complete Headline: Clinton calls out GOP for 'unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks' at the RNC and says chants of 'Lock her up!' made her feel sad - in first televised interview with running mate Sen. Tim Kaine Clinton said the RNC convention only seemed to be about criticizing her Said there was no 'positive agenda' in the 'dark, divisive campaign' She also spoke of the 'Hillary Standard' and said she believed there was a concerted effort to ruin her reputation Clinton also said she refused to stoop to Trump's level and call him a nickname, but will discuss his 'inflammatory' comments...
  • Hillary: The Source of Business

    07/24/2016 7:08:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Hillary remains a rich vein of commentary, so much so that I could (and might) spend from now to November writing about her peccadilloes. The one part of her march to the presidency that baffles me is that anyone who runs a business would support her campaign. The woman has no history in business, no understanding of how business operates, and the only laurel on which she relies is that during her husband’s terms business did fairly well. Yet many businesses have paid a pretty penny to hear her sage advice. Ms. Clinton has recently been supporting new restrictions on...
  • Pro-LGBT push underscores GOP convention (Barf Alert)

    07/23/2016 1:24:44 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/2016 | Megan R. Wilson
    Pro-LGBT Republicans, both gay and straight, say the party is going through a fundamental change. Equality issues are not controversial among younger Republicans, majorities of whom support gay marriage and other measures. Richard Grenell, an openly gay former diplomat, told The Hill he is encouraged by how much progress the party has made, even over the last four years. During the 2012 campaign, Grenell stepped down as Mitt Romney’s national security and foreign policy spokesman after to a conservative backlash over his sexuality. “When I walk through the convention, I see politicians, activists and staffers who swarm me to tell...
  • Just Who Is the ‘Establishment?’

    07/23/2016 4:22:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    We all claim to hate the “establishment.” And why not? Look at the mess around us. It’s obvious that the folks in charge haven’t done a very good job. But who is the establishment? The term gets tossed around a lot as an insult these days – even by some people who sure appear to be part of it. There’s a lot that can go into being a member. Education, job, philosophy, position, mindset. All matter. But attitude trumps experience. Some of those campaigning against the establishment assume that anyone holding office is a member. That’s a big mistake. Many...
  • Networks On Trump: A "Dark Speech" From A "Vengeful" "Demagogue"

    07/22/2016 7:08:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 69 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 22, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    The three networks on Thursday night immediately derided Donald Trump’s “dark speech” as one coming from a “vengeful” “demagogue.” On NBC, Tom Brokaw allowed that “some” will see Trump as on a “white horse who will lead them to some kind of sanctuary and then pull the drawbridge up.” But he sneered, “Others looking in are going to see someone they will only think as a demagogue of some kind.”
  • NY Times: Make America Hate Again

    07/22/2016 5:16:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 78 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 22, 2016 | Timothy Egan
    They didn't riot in the streets of Cleveland, as Donald Trump said his supporters would do had things not gone his way. But you saw the raw essence of a riot, the madness and loss of reason, on display in four days of chaos at the Republican National Convention. For a campaign now devoted to "law and order," the launch was mob rule: in spirit, in tone, in words. Long after we've forgotten Trump's closing speech - that paean to self, that nightmare portrait of an America where the lights have gone out - we will remember the savagery just...
  • Trump Accused Of "Apocalyptic" Fearmongering In Speech Promising "Security And Prosperity"

    07/22/2016 4:56:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 22, 2016
    In one of the most dramatic, polarizing, not to mention longest ever (at 75 minutes, it was the longest since 1972), convention speeches, Donald Trump claimed the Republican presidential nomination with a highly charged text in which he promised to be "the voice" of disenfranchised Americans and the guardian of "law and order" as president. "Friends, delegates and fellow Americans, I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States," Trump said to raucous chants of "USA, USA, USA" from the delegates in the Quicken Loans arena in Cleveland. "Our plan will put America First. Americanism,...
  • Mathews: "Law And Order" Has "A Racial Tone To It"

    07/22/2016 3:27:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 147 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    During MSNBC’s coverage of the RNC on Thursday night, anchor Chris Matthews stated that the phrase “law and order” “carries a racial tone to it.”
  • "I Am Your Voice" : Trump Becomes The Candidate Of Change

    07/22/2016 3:15:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hope. Confidence. Resolve. As the country reels from its crises, facing domestic and international terrorism, culture wars orchestrated by the powerful machinery of the left and economic decline robbing generations, these are the qualities that a nation on the edge of despair is desperately looking for.
  • NY Times: His Tone Dark, Donald Trump Takes G.O.P. Mantle

    07/22/2016 12:29:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 21, 2016 | Patrick Healy and Jonathan Martin
    Donald John Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday night with an unusually vehement appeal to Americans who feel that their country is spiraling out of control and yearn for a leader who will take aggressive, even extreme, actions to protect them. Mr. Trump, 70, a New York real estate developer and reality television star who leveraged his fame and forceful persona to become the rare political outsider to lead the ticket of a major party, drew exuberant cheers from Republican convention delegates as he strode onto the stage of the Quicken Loans Arena and delivered a speech as...
  • The Nuclear Option: Ted Cruz Loves Himself More Than Our Country

    07/21/2016 3:59:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 78 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Charles Hurt
    CLEVELAND — In the end, it was all about Ted Cruz. Delivering an unvetted speech before the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, Ted Cruz — as is always his custom — carefully calculated just how to do it so it would benefit himself the most. And it backfired.
  • Fancypants College In Cleveland Offers SAFE SPACE For Students Traumatized By Republican Convention

    07/21/2016 10:25:05 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/20/2016 | Eric Owens
    Case Western Reserve University is providing a “safe space” for students who are upset about this week’s Republican National Convention. The fancypants private school in Cleveland — where tuition, fees and room and board cost $60,304 per year — is located just over 4 miles from Quicken Loans Arena, where the GOP convention is occurring. A July 11 statement in The Daily, Case Western’s internal e-newsletter, informs students — and professors, and administrators — that the private school’s Social Justice Institute “will host a ‘safe space'” in the basement of concrete-laden Crawford Hall for the duration of the convention, which...
  • Where are the Cruz Supporters on FR?

    07/21/2016 8:36:37 AM PDT · by Republic_Venom · 330 replies
    No Source ^ | 7/21/2016 | Me
    FR brothers and sisters, this thread is for all the Ted Cruz supporters. I'm a proud Texan, and ashamed of Ted Cruz. I am supporting the Trump / Pence ticket all the way. This experiment in a republic form of government with limited federal controls will not survive a Hillary presidency. I believe in my heart that Trump will be a transformational president. The good he'll do will outlive his Trump Towers. As for Ted, I don't think he'll win another election here in the great state of Texas. That being said, there are FReepers who still support Ted. I'd...
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 4 July 21, 2016 starts @ 7:20pm ET

    07/21/2016 2:28:34 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,705 replies
    [Thursday, July 21, 2016/ 7:20 PM EDT] Make America One Again Convention Called to Order Reince Priebus Chair, Republican National Committee Entertainment Heavenly Joy Presentation of the Colors VFW Post #6846 Cleveland, OH Pledge of Allegiance To Be Announced The National Anthem Ayla Brown Singer/Songwriter Invocation Reverend Dr. Steve Bailey Pastor, New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church Remarks Fran Tarkenton Former NFL Quarterback, Media Personality, and Businessman Remarks Brock Mealer Wauseon, OH Video We Win Because Remarks The Hon. Marsha Blackburn (TN) U.S. Representative Remarks The Hon. Mary Fallin (OK) Governor Remarks Dr. Lisa Shin Korean Americans for Trump Video...
  • It's Trump's Moment To Talk To The Nation_And GOP Doubters

    07/21/2016 6:53:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2016 | Katherine Hennessey And Calvin Woodward
    CLEVELAND (AP) — It's Donald Trump's big moment to make his case to the country — and to the many rattled doubters in his own party. The most important speech of his presidential campaign will bring down the balloons on a convention marked by divided loyalties and unwanted distractions as well as full-throated roars against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
  • No GOP Sus-Pence On Security And Allies

    07/21/2016 3:15:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Outside the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland Wednesday, the 60s reenactors were venting in the usual style. Donald Trump was in the building but again the dominant themes were American security and the Democratic nominee.
  • Cruz's Broken Pledge

    07/21/2016 3:05:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Mathew Vadum
    CLEVELAND -- Ted Cruz did the Republican Party no favors last night when he pointedly refused to endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, breaking a promise he and other rival candidates made at the outset of the primary campaign last year.
  • 'Condemned to Republican hell': Ted Cruz faces GOP knives for anti-Trump message at RNC speech

    07/21/2016 12:22:16 AM PDT · by cba123 · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/21/2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Republicans from all corners of the party scorned Ted Cruz Wednesday night after the Texas senator delivered a speech before the Republican National Convention that not only failed to endorse nominee Donald Trump, but encouraged audience members to not do so if it would violate their "conscience." "Cruz condemned to Republican hell," conservative-news mogul Matt Drudge tweeted, before placing a "HELL'S A-BURNIN'" banner on his popular website. Full article. Pretty good, actually. http://www.businessinsider.com/ted-cruz-rnc-speech-convention-backlash-2016-7
  • In surprise, GOP looks to revive Depression-era banking law (Glass-Steagall)

    07/20/2016 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 20, 2016 3:59 PM EDT | Ken Sweet
    The Republican Party has taken a page straight out of the campaign books of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. What? No, we’re not kidding. In the party’s 2016 platform, the GOP advocates for reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act, a Depression-era law that regulated the U.S. banking industry until it was repealed in 1999. Bringing the law back would lead to the breakup of major U.S. banks like JPMorgan Chase in order to separate investment banking from commercial banking. …
  • Donald Trump Planning To Just Let Mike Pence Run The Country, Apparently

    07/20/2016 2:26:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 20, 2016 | Jason Linkins
    Trump plans to saddle his veep with most of the duties of being president. Because why not? Anyone looking to tune in to the Republican National Convention this week to hear from the man the GOP is seeking to send to Washington to run the country needs to adjust their DVRs, because that speech won't be given by Republican presidential nominee and apocalyptic circus peanut Donald Trump on Thursday. Rather, it will be given by the party's vice-presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, on Wednesday night. So what gives? Well, it's not entirely surprising. See, Trump has, throughout his campaign,...
  • For Trump, the GOP is no longer the party of Bush [USA Today Link Only]

    07/20/2016 12:38:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    USA Today [Link Only] ^ | July 20, 2016 | David Jackson
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  • After Trump Loses, We Can Build a Sane Republican Party ["Sane" = Bushism]

    07/20/2016 9:38:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 19, 2016 | Stece McIntosh
    This week, as we witness the horrifying spectacle of the GOP crowning Donald Trump as its presidential nominee, we may find solace by anticipating the positive change that his ill-fated candidacy might actually bring about. Ever since Trump secured the nomination, influential leaders and intellectuals on the right who reject him have been working to reimagine the right as it should be. Under normal circumstances, envisioning a more mature version of Republican politics might just be speculative fantasy. But this unique historical moment provides the American right with an unprecedented opportunity to redefine itself and reclaim its role as an...
  • Death Threats Made Towards Republican Senators Remain On Twitter For Weeks Without Deletion

    07/20/2016 5:34:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 20 , 2016 | Charlie Nash
    Numerous death threats made towards Republican Senators on Twitter remained on the platform for weeks before being deleted, despite the platform’s consistent record of removing “problematic” opinions within a matter of hours.
  • GIULIANI RNC 2016: "THIS IS WHY OUR ENEMIES SEE US AS WEAK AND VULNERABLE" (VIDEO)

    07/20/2016 4:54:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 20 , 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Videos only.
  • "Hillary For Prison" : Republicans Find Unity

    07/20/2016 4:45:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 20 , 2016 | Lloyd Billingsley
    By early evening Tuesday, Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican nomination. He spoke briefly from New York, telling the convention he would share his thoughts on Thursday. With Trump off-site, Democrat Hillary Clinton duly became the center of attention in Cleveland. “Hillary Clinton always wanted more government,” said Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson. “If you liked the last eight years, Hillary will give you double for your trouble.”
  • Donald Seals The Deal

    07/20/2016 4:35:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 20 , 2016 | Mathew Vadum
    CLEVELAND -- Republican delegates made history last night voting to make a bold, flamboyant political novice named Donald Trump their party's standard-bearer in what promises to be an epic electoral fight this fall against Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump, who had flirted with running for president many times before, actually got serious this time and there was no stopping him.
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 3 July 20, 2016 starts @ 7pm ET

    07/19/2016 11:58:42 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,397 replies
    Wednesday: Make America First Again • 7 p.m.: Speech by nominee for Vice-President • TBA: Speech by Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich • TBA: Speech by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) • TBA: Speech by Eileen Collins, retired astronaut • TBA: Speech by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi • TBA: Speech by Laura Ingraham, former attorney and host of the Laura Ingraham Show • TBA: Speech by Phil Ruffin, hotelier and owner of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino • TBA: Speech by Michelle Van Etten, entrepreneur • TBA: Speech by Ralph Alvarado, Jr., State Senator for Kentucky and Physician...
  • RNC protesters are getting vile (BLM, KKK & Westboro throw urine at each other)

    07/19/2016 6:44:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 19, 2016 | Staff
    CLEVELAND — Police broke up skirmishes between groups of demonstrators a few blocks from the Republican National Convention as large crowds formed Tuesday afternoon. There was no immediate word on any arrests or injuries. Members of the KKK, Black Lives Matter, and Westboro Baptist Church reportedly threw urine at each other and police had to step in in an attempt to keep the peace, a police spokesperson told KPLC. A scuffle also broke out when conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones started speaking in downtown’s Public Square. Police on bicycles pushed back a surging crowd, and Jones was...
  • Republican Jews struggle with Trump candidacy

    07/19/2016 3:01:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 104 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/19/16 | Ron Kampeas
    JTA - Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency rolled out its Israel Advisory Committee last week -- no one noticed. Blame the unrelenting news cycle, if you will: July 14 was the day of the hideous mass killing in Nice, France. But also, his Israel Advisory Committee consists of exactly three Jews, including two who work for him. Not much news here, move along. Trump’s unusual campaign extends to its Jewish outreach, or rather his lack of Jewish outreach resembling anything that has come under that rubric in other campaigns. Campaigns routinely distribute talking points to Jewish supporters and cultivate...
  • Inside the GOP’s Shadow Convention [NeverTrump GOPe]

    07/19/2016 1:03:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | July 19, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    It was mid-April when as many as 1,000 alumni of the most recent Republican administration descended on Dallas for a staff reunion to reminisce about sunnier times. Former President George W. Bush autographed cowboy hats, Vice President Dick Cheney snapped selfies and First Lady Laura Bush chatted up the crowd. The memories were happy; the fajitas were plentiful. When it came to talk of 2016, though, the mood was grim. The Republican primary had just narrowed to essentially two choices, each anathema to these card-carrying members of the GOP establishment: Ted Cruz and, even more egregiously, Donald Trump.
  • Apparent Norovirus Strikes California Delegates At GOP Convention

    07/19/2016 11:44:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    cbs ^ | 07/19/2016
    California Delegation Executive Director Cynthia Bryant confirmed at least one member of the delegation was ill, but as many as a dozen delegates were sick with a similar virus, according to CBS San Francisco reporter Doug Sovern. About a dozen in CA delegation felled by norovirus now, moving them offsite as a precaution to keep from spreading. #RNCinCLE (I feel fine) — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) July 19, 2016 ... Any delegates with symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea were asked to contact California GOP officials and refrain from riding the bus with the rest of the delegation.
  • Norovirus outbreak reported among GOP convention staffers

    07/19/2016 10:32:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Several staffers for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are reportedly being quarantined after falling ill from the norovirus. Nearly a dozen California Republican staffers are being quarantined an hour outside of Cleveland in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus, according to Stat News. The GOP staffers displayed symptoms of norovirus, but health officials are still running tests to confirm the cause of their illness. “We’ve got about 11 who have been sick over the last few days, and we’ve been out there every day and working with them to eliminate the spread [between] the resort and...
  • Michelle Obama Copied Alinsky In Speech Melania Trump Allegedly Plagiarized

    07/19/2016 9:01:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 19 , 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Melania Trump, wife of imminent Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and potential First Lady, faces accusations of plagiarism after several passages in her speech to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland appeared to echo lines from Michelle Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver.
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 2 July 19, 2016 starts @ 5:30pm ET

    07/19/2016 2:24:53 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 2,804 replies
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016: Republican Convention, Day 2 Tuesday’s Theme: Make America Work Again • 5:30 p.m.: - Roll call of states • TBA: Mr. Donald Trump will be officially nominated as the party’s nominee for president • TBA: Speech by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson • TBA: Speech by Eric Trump • TBA: Speech by Tiffany Trump • TBA: Speech by Lt. Gen. (R) Michael Flynn • TBA: Speech by Dana White, President of Ultimate Fighting Championship • TBA: Speech by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) • TBA: Speech by Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) • TBA: Speech by Sharon...
  • Project Fear 2.0: Zuckerberg's Pro-Amnesty Lobbying Firm Ramps Up Attack On Donald Trump

    07/19/2016 4:23:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 19 , 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Mark Zuckerberg’s pro-amnesty lobbying group, FWD.us, has launched a new website attacking Donald Trump’s plan to enforce U.S. immigration law. As Recode reports: “Mark Zuckerberg-backed FWD.us is escalating its attacks on Donald Trump’s immigration policies as the candidate prepares to accept the Republican party’s presidential nomination in Cleveland.
  • Matthews: ‘Gross’ To Say Hillary Had Anything To Do With Amb. Stevens’ Death, ‘I Don’t Care’

    07/19/2016 1:36:30 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Truncated title. Full title: Matthews: ‘Gross’ To Say Hillary Had Anything To Do With Amb. Stevens’ Death, ‘I Don’t Care’ What Victim’s Mother Felt During MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention, host Chris Matthews reacted to a speech given by Susan Smith, who’s son Sean was killed in the Benghazi terror attacks, “I don’t care what that woman up there, the mother has felt, her emotions are her own, but for the country, in choosing a leader, it’s wrong to have someone get up there and tell a lie about Hillary Clinton.”
  • Convention drama: Trump campaign stops rules rebellion

    07/18/2016 10:47:45 PM PDT · by catnipman · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/18/2016 | Stephen Collinson
    GOP officials crushed an attempt to change party rules Spicer downplayed the idea the aborted rebellion was a sign of discontent in the party. "Forty-four states were in support. This is a tiny, tiny group of folks that have made noise," he said.
  • Melania Trump’s Speech Bears Striking Similarities to Michelle Obama’s 2008 Address

    07/18/2016 9:44:51 PM PDT · by aynrandfreak · 424 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/19/2016 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Mrs. Trump, Monday night: “From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily lives. That is a lesson that I continue to pass along to our son. And we need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow. Because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit...
  • Newt: It's a 'Betrayal' If Cruz Doesn't Endorse Trump During Convention Speech

    07/18/2016 5:12:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 159 replies
    Townhall.com (The publisher of the article) ^ | July 18, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien (The author who wrote the piece)
    Newt Gingrich spoke with Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren live from Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Day One of the RNC convention Monday night. At the beginning of their conversation, they addressed the controversy around who is and who isn’t present at the convention as the Republican Party gets ready to crown Donald Trump their 2016 nominee. At least one speaker, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), has yet to endorse the GOP nominee. Susteren asked Gingrich if he believed Trump’s former presidential opponent would finally announce his support for Trump during his speech Wednesday night. “Well I hope he does” endorse...
  • 2016 GOP Convention Program Announced (full schedule here)

    07/17/2016 2:50:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 54 replies
    RNC 2016 Cleveland ^ | July 17, 2016
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jeff Larson, CEO of the 2016 Republican National Convention, today released an updated program for the “Make America Great Again” convention, July 18-21, in Cleveland. Veterans, political outsiders, faith leaders and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s family members will lead an unconventional lineup of speakers who have real-world experience and will make a serious case against the status quo and for an agenda that will make America great again. Daily Themes & Headliners: Monday: Make America Safe Again Headliners: Melania Trump, Lieutenant General (ret.) Michael Flynn, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jason Beardsley and U.S. Rep. Ryan...
  • Trump Opening GOP Convention With Call For Law And Order

    07/18/2016 2:10:05 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 18 , 2016 | AP And Breitbart.com
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Republicans cast Donald Trump as the right man for turbulent times as they opened their presidential convention Monday against a backdrop of unsettling summer violence and persistent discontent within their own party.
  • Right Side Broadcasting is reporting that the never Trumpers are staging a coup détat [DEFEATED!]

    07/18/2016 1:08:50 PM PDT · by ak267 · 618 replies
    RSB Live Feed! ^ | 7-18-16 | RSB
    Right Side Broadcasting is reporting that the never Trumpers are staging a coup d'etat via a roll call vote
  • Rocky opening for GOP convention as Cruz forces clash with team Trump

    07/18/2016 11:31:41 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 172 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 July, 2016 | Foxnews.com
    The Republican convention appears to be facing a rocky opening both inside and outside the arena – inside, from forces loyal to Ted Cruz mulling a procedural fight...
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 1 July 18, 2016

    07/18/2016 4:35:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 2,871 replies
  • Bob Dole 'disappointed' in Jeb Bush for skipping convention

    07/17/2016 9:45:03 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 Jul 2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP presidential nominee, said he's disappointed in Jeb Bush for sitting out the Republican National Convention. Dole, who initially endorsed Bush for president before the former Florida governor dropped out, said he should unite behind the party and support presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
  • Jeb Bush Lays Out His "Vision" (in the WaPo) To Reclaim The Republican Party From Donald Trump

    07/17/2016 8:36:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 149 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | July 17, 2016
    Having lost the presidential primary in dramatic fashion against Donald Trump, the man originally considered a frontrunner for the GOP candidacy, Jeb Bush, laid out his "vision" to reclaim the Republican Party from Donald Trump’s "nativist rhetoric." Picking the Washington Post as his chosen op-ed venue, Bush said that Trump does not represent the future of the GOP or what it stands for.
  • Donald Trump Forces G.O.P. to Choose Between Insularity and Outreach

    07/17/2016 3:10:32 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 16, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Republicans have wrestled for years with the push and pull of seeking to win over new groups of voters while tending to their overwhelmingly white and conservative base. Now, Mr. Trump’s candidacy may force them into making a fateful choice: whether to fully embrace the Trump model and become, effectively, a party of white identity politics, or to pursue a broader political coalition by repudiating Mr. Trump’s ideas — and many of the voters he has gathered behind his campaign. With his diatribes against Islam, immigration from Mexico and economic competition from Asia, Mr. Trump has amassed dominant support from...
  • Beware the Soros zombies

    07/16/2016 1:10:23 AM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Billionaire George Soros has funded liberal organizations intent on bringing confusion, disarray and trouble to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. And they’ve already had some victories. Civil rights group Color of Change — which Mr. Soros gave $500,000 to in his Foundation’s latest tax return — collected more than 100,000 signatures on a petition to demand Coca-Cola and other companies withdraw their support from the convention. The petition that featured a Coke bottle with the label, “Share a Coke with the KKK.”
  • Frm. NYPD Commish Ray Kelly: ‘No Question’ That Protest Groups Are Going to Cause Trouble’

    07/15/2016 12:40:04 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jul 2016 | John Hayward
    Shortened title. Full title: Frm. NYPD Commish Ray Kelly: ‘No Question’ That Protest Groups Are Going to Cleveland ‘to Cause Trouble’ Former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly, whose experiences are chronicled in his book Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City and a new six-part series on SiriusXM channel 124, talked about the security challenges of the upcoming Republican National Convention on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily. SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon mentioned that Breitbart News would be sending a 35-person team to the convention, including five security personnel. “My colleague last night, he’s been on these al Qaeda...