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  • Bill Clinton: Republicans 'say terrible things' (all true unfortunately) about Hillary

    05/21/2016 6:36:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Bill Clinton dismissed repeated attacks by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders during a rally in North Dakota on Friday. The former president defended his wife Hillary, saying the GOP will do anything to "delegitimize" its opponents. "I know the Republicans have been mean to her and they say terrible things. You gotta respect 'em - they're good at this. They delegitimize the people they don't like. They aren't in the habit of attacking people they're not scared of," Clinton told the crowd at the Fargo, N.D., rally at Rheault Farm.
  • Libertarians pick ticket, slam Trump

    05/29/2016 6:29:58 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 72 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Updated 7:21 PM ET, Sun May 29, 2016 | Eli Watkins, CNN
    Orlando, Florida (CNN)Libertarians on Sunday selected a presidential ticket headed by former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who lit into presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on immigration and a range of other issues. At the party convention in Orlando, Florida, Johnson got his preferred running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, in a weekend gathering that drew sharp contrasts with the major party candidates -- Trump and Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Johnson described the real estate mogul's immigration policies as "just racist," particularly the Republican's call to deport 11 million undocumented people currently in the country. Libertarian activists...
  • Huffington Post Removes Article Claiming Hillary Clinton Will be Indicted

    05/29/2016 6:31:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/29/16 | Patrick Howley
    The liberal publication Huffington Post removed an article on its website Sunday claiming that the FBI plans to pursue an indictment against Hillary Clinton on Federal Racketeering charges
  • Obama 'engagement' policy 'enabled Boston, San Bernardino attacks'

    05/29/2016 2:00:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/29/16 | Paul Bremmer
    In 2008, the trial and conviction of five leaders of an Islamic charity for funding the terrorist group Hamas exposed the vast Muslim Brotherhood network in the U.S. and its stated aim, according to FBI evidence, to “destroy Western Civilization from within.” Along with the convictions, the Department of Justice named 300 unindicted co-conspirators in the plot, which included many of the nation’s most prominent Muslim Brotherhood-related organizations. Among them were the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust. Nevertheless, just one year later, Department of Homeland Security officer Philip B....
  • Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination at party convention

    05/29/2016 1:26:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | May 29 | Eli Watkins,
    Libertarians on Sunday selected former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as their party's presidential nominee, at their party convention in Orlando, Florida. "At a minimum, I think we're in the presidential debates," Johnson said to cheers. Sarwark said the party had established a "back channel" to the Koch brothers, in the hopes the wealthy libertarian-leaning funders donate to the Libertarian Party. Sarwark also said he had been speaking to Matt Kibbe, former president of conservative advocacy group Freedomworks, about supporting the party's nominee. Johnson received almost 1 percent of the general election vote in 2012 A recent national poll had...
  • Sanders tries to get Clinton 'aggressive attack surrogates' off key campaign committees

    05/29/2016 3:22:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 29, 2016
    Sanders tries to get Clinton 'aggressive attack surrogates' off key campaign committees Published May 29, 2016 Bernie Sanders is attempting to wage a fight to the finish for the Democratic presidential nomination -- and to upend the party’s “rigged” system -- by trying to remove key convention officials. The Sanders campaign has called former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy “aggressive attack surrogates” for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. And it formally requested that Frank and Malloy be removed as co-chairmen, respectively, of the Rules and Platform committees at the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic National Committee...
  • Hillary: Watch out for Deval Patrick

    11/02/2015 7:24:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/02/2015 | Robert Morrison
    Conservatives who breathed a sigh of relief with Vice President Joe Biden’s removing himself from the 2016 race should stop, look, and listen. There are other potential presidential candidates on the horizon. Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is one. Although he has said no to a run, and although the time is getting late, Deval Patrick is a longtime ally of President Obama. His only criticism of the President is that he does not tout his great successes enough. Recently, Gov. Patrick put his name on the cover of Winning Marriage. It’s a book about the thus far successful...
  • New Massachusetts law restricting pro-life speech ‘worse than the one just overturned’

    07/31/2014 7:00:05 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/30/14 | Ben Johnson
    If at first you don't impede, try, try again. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a new law today restricting the free speech rights of pro-life sidewalk counselors. Patrick, a Democrat, said he was “still stunned” by the Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in McCullen v. Coakley, striking down the state's previous 35-foot “bubble zone” at today's signing ceremony. The original law, drafted by current Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts President Marty Walz when she was a state legislator, required all “protesters” to stand dozens of feet away from the entrance of any such facilities. The justices did not rule that all such zoning...
  • Report: Deval Patrick on Hillary's Short List For VP

    04/24/2016 5:01:51 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/24/16 | Lindsay Kalter
    Gov. Deval Patrick is reportedly on the short list of potential running mates for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Bay State political analysts say he could be the perfect pick because he could help win over the party’s progressive wing and shine in head-to-head debates. “I think he’d be a terrific choice,” said Philip Johnston, former chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. “He is viewed as a strong progressive, and I think he has great credibility with both Clinton and (Bernie) Sanders supporters.” The New York Times reported yesterday that Clinton’s advisers are compiling a list of 15 to 25...
  • Deval Patrick on the Biden ticket is key to Obama’s endorsement

    10/12/2015 6:38:47 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 32 replies
    NY POST ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Michael Gartland
    President Obama’s endorsement of a Joe Biden White House run will be conditional on having a “final say” over his choice for vice president, according to Ed Klein, author of the Hillary Rodham Clinton biography “Unlikeable.” “Barack Obama would like to see Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts and an African-American, run on the Biden ticket,” Klein told John Catsimatidis on AM 970 radio Sunday. Patrick, who served as assistant attorney general under then-President Bill Clinton, grew up in Chicago, Obama’s former stomping grounds. He succeeded Mitt Romney as governor of Massachusetts. Klein said that the first family is...
  • Diamond & Silk: New Table Talk: Trump clinches 1237; Hillary & Elizabeth Warren

    05/28/2016 9:52:58 AM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 6 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | May 28, 2016 | Diamond & Silk
    Diamond and Silk discuss Donald Trump being the Nominee, Crooked Hillary and her Side Chick Elizabeth Warren, States that suing Obama, Tips for Memorial day and find out who goes into this week bowl of stupid
  • Clinton, but not Trump, considering female running mate

    05/28/2016 9:34:54 AM PDT · by russbart · 67 replies
    A top adviser for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this week revealed the billionaire real estate developer is unlikely to pick a woman — or a member of any minority group — to campaign as his running mate. “In fact,” Paul Manafort said in a CNN interview, “that would be viewed as pandering, I think.”
  • Gary Johnson 'absolutely' stands by Weld's Holocaust reference to Trump plan

    05/28/2016 9:16:52 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/23/16 | Eugene Scott and David Wright
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said Monday he "absolutely" stands by his preferred running mate's comment comparing Donald Trump's immigration plan to Nazi Germany. "Absolutely, absolutely. In New Mexico here, is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson, who served as New Mexico's governor for two terms, when asked by CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld -- who is expected to be picked alongside Johnson to run on the Libertarian Party ticket at a nominating convention this weekend -- told The New York Times on Thursday...
  • Trump Throws PC Right Back at 'Em

    05/27/2016 6:31:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Donald Trump's in Fresno, California. He is doing an event as we speak, and he's on another one of his rolls. You know, Trump is a circumstantial, situational guy. He is not an ideologue. He's not. You know, he's out there making a speech today, and his ideology has nothing to do with what he's talking about. He's reacting to circumstances that happened today -- the newsfeed, if you will. He's responding to what's in the news today, and he's talking about it. He's reacting to somebody. 'Cause somebody said that he's actually close with the guy...
  • Dorchester Woman Allegedly Fakes Being A Cop, Tases Man In Road Rage Incident

    05/27/2016 6:18:09 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 5/26/2016 | Staff
    QUINCY (CBS) — A Dorchester woman is facing charges after police say she pretended to be a police officer and tased a man in a road rage incident.Quincy police received a report Wednesday night from a man and his girlfriend saying Shunae Allen, 35, was “riding their bumper and honking her horn while frantically flashing her lights.” Allen allegedly followed the couple as they pulled over into a Roche Brothers parking lot.Witnesses told police they saw Allen and the man arguing. The man told police Allen approached their car, opened the front passenger door where he was seated and tased...
  • Phony Elizabeth Warren Listed As Harvard’s First “Woman of Color” In 1997 Article

    05/27/2016 4:08:18 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 70 replies
    D c whispers ^ | 5-27-16
    The Mainstream Media has tried to ignore far-left Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren’s attempt to make herself a minority to allegedly further her then academic career which included a high-paying Harvard teaching gig. Donald Trump has since made ignoring that story much more difficult as he blasts the lily-white “Pocahontas” Warren for her longtime deception. Warren has long claimed to have Cherokee heritage and pushed that fabricated familial background in order to further her academic career. A Brietbart investigation from 2014 found that not only does NO actual verification of Warren’s Cherokee ancestry exist, but that in fact, her ancestors were...
  • 'Hijab Day' at this Boston area high school was canceled, but it got people talking

    05/26/2016 1:50:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    PRI.org (Public Radio International) ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matthew Bell
    Students from the Arabic Club at the public high school in the city of Medford, about a 15-minute drive north of downtown Boston, wanted to participate in “World Hijab Day” early this semester. The annual event was created in 2013 to promote awareness and understanding of Muslim women who wear the headscarf as an expression of their faith. At Medford High, the plan was pretty straightforward ... The date was set for February 1. But soon after Hijab Day was announced, the Medford public got wind of it. And there was a wave of phone messages, emails and social media...
  • Prof profited by buying, selling homes (Hypocrite Warren bough depressed homes, sold high)

    05/25/2016 2:18:01 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 19 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | Saturday, June 02, 2012 | Jerry Kronenberg
    Elizabeth Warren, who has railed against predatory banks and heartless foreclosures, took part in about a dozen Oklahoma real estate deals that netted her and her family hefty profits through maneuvers such as “flipping” properties, records show. A Herald review has found that the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate rapidly bought and sold homes herself, loaned money at high interest rates to relatives and purchased foreclosed properties at bargain prices. Land records from Warren’s native Oklahoma City show the Harvard professor was active in the often topsy-turvy real estate market in the 1990s, including: • Purchasing a foreclosed home at 2725...
  • One last time: President Obama and family head to Martha's Vineyard this summer

    05/25/2016 5:05:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Mass Live ^ | May 24, 2016 | Gintautas Dumcius
    President Obama's last year in office will indeed include a vacation trip to Martha's Vineyard. While the White House hasn't put out information confirming the visit, the Cape Cod Times reports that the Coast Guard said the president is flying to the island and staying for up to three weeks this summer.
  • Hypocritical Elizabeth Warren Turned Profit Flipping Foreclosed Houses

    05/24/2016 6:31:17 PM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 2, 2012 | John Sexton
    When she’s not looking out for the little guy being taken advantageof by predatory lenders, Elizabeth Warren is making high-interest, short-term loans to family members and flipping homes for a profit. That’sthe revelation in a story published today by the Boston Herald,which identifies nine instances when Warren made a quick profit eitherbuying and reselling homes or loaning money to family members to fliphomes in the late 90s. For instance, in 1993 Warren purchased a foreclosed home in OklahomaCity for $61,000. She resold the home 18 months later for $95,000. In several more cases, Warren provided loans so that her brother...
  • Reid Vows To 'Stop' Clinton From Picking Certain Running Mates

    05/24/2016 11:57:36 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 24, 2016
    Add Harry Reid to the list of troubles dogging Hillary Clinton as she stumbles toward the Democratic nomination for president. The powerful Senate minority leader delivered an unusual warning to Clinton on selecting a running mate, vowing to "do whatever I can" to stop her from choosing a Democratic senator from a state led by a Republican governor. “If we have a Republican governor in any of those states, the answer is not only no, but hell no and I would do whatever I can, and I think most of my Democratic colleagues here would say the same thing," Reid,...
  • It's all about California: Clinton hopes to avoid ending primary season with an epic loss

    05/24/2016 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2016 | By Abby Phillip and Anne Gearan
    There is a real chance that Hillary Clinton will have clinched a majority of delegates, and the Democratic nomination, before polls close in the California primary late in the evening of June 7. But losing one of the country's most diverse and Democratic states to Bernie Sanders would be such a damaging way to end this tumultuous primary season that Clinton is planning to spend millions there over the next two weeks. This isn't exactly what Clinton had hoped to be doing as her party's July convention in Philadelphia approaches. Clinton has deployed a massive effort to keep a once-loyal...
  • Sanders requests recanvass of Kentucky primary

    05/24/2016 11:03:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders BERNIE SANDERS Sanders requests recanvass of Kentucky primary Sanders fundraising for state-level candidates The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE ’s campaign is asking Kentucky officials to review the votes from last week's primary. Results currently show that Hillary Clinton beat Sanders by one half of a percentage point in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Tuesday afternoon that the recanvass will take place on Thursday at 9 a.m. local time.
  • Do No Harm Act' Would Forbid Religious Objection to ‘Any Healthcare’ Service

    05/24/2016 1:11:15 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 23, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    Reps. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.) introduced the Do No Harm Act Wednesday, which would amend the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to specify that religious exceptions should not apply to “protections against discrimination or the promotion of equal opportunity” and “access to, information about, referrals for, provision of, or coverage for, any health care item or service.” The legislation is intended to “clarify that no one can seek religious exemption from laws guaranteeing fundamental civil and legal rights.”
  • Engineering and physics professors weigh in on Brady appeal

    05/24/2016 12:53:03 PM PDT · by detective · 73 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 24, 2016
    Nearly two dozen engineering and physics professors weighed in Tuesday with a federal appeals court being asked to review New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for ''Deflategate.'' Papers filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said these experts believe the 2nd Circuit's ruling upholding the suspension lacks any scientific proof and the appeals judges should reconsider an April decision that reinstated Brady's suspension.
  • Kennedy immune to liberals' drug outrage

    05/24/2016 5:33:04 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 5/24 | Peter Lucas
    Lucas: Kennedy immune to liberals' drug outrage The Lowell Sun Updated: 05/24/2016 06:40:52 AM EDT U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III ought to dump his moneymaking stock in a biopharmaceutical company that charges $1,000 a pill and indirectly fuels the state's opioid crisis. It tarnishes his fine Kennedy image. Being a millionaire, he doesn't need the money. He is one of the richest men in Congress. But the 36-year-old congressman from Brookline says he can't get rid of the stock because the majority of his assets are held in shared family trusts
  • Video suggests Barbara Boxer really wasn't afraid of Sanders supporters

    05/23/2016 3:24:00 PM PDT · by ciparis · 18 replies
    A video has surfaced that is putting doubt on Senator Barbara Boxer’s claims that she feared for her safety while at the Nevada State Convention. During her contentious speech, Sanders delegates loudly booed her as she stood defiantly at the podium. Her response to Sanders delegates can only be described as arrogant. A video of that verbal assault has already circulated the internet. Not until five days after the convention did another video go viral: A video of Boxer walking casually from the podium, blowing sarcastic kisses to the Sanders delegates. As the video ends. Boxer throws up her left...
  • Gingrich: Romney’s anti-Trump efforts ‘pathetic’

    05/23/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Newt Gingrich on Monday panned Mitt Romney’s campaign against Donald Trump as a weak effort that had not hurt the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee. “It’s pathetic,” he said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "I don’t know what happened to Mitt, but it is weird; it is bizarre. Having a guy like that go berserk in public makes you wonder what his problems are." Romney has emerged as one of the biggest critics of Trump, and earier this year gave a speech that excorciated him. “Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” he said on March 3 at...
  • Hey Sanders Saps, Hillary Is Laughing At You! What Are You Gonna Do About It?

    05/23/2016 6:29:55 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/23/16 | Kurt Schlicter
    It's always see fun to see idealistic, inspired, and hopeful progressives have their dreams mercilessly crushed by the Democrat crime cartel. Did you silly millennials, union flunkies, and aging hippies really believe that you had a shot at getting your boy Bernie Sanders the nomination? Ha! P.T. Barnum had a name for you guys, and it wasn't “suckers.” Think “mute mules.” Well, you’ve had your fun, and now it's time to shrug your shoulders and fall-in behind Hillary. She beat you fair and square, by which I mean she used the party rules designed to make you dopes think you...
  • Worcester Man Allegedly Planned ‘Lone-Wolf’ Attack On President Obama

    05/23/2016 5:21:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CBS ^ | May 23, 2016
    BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – An inmate at a Bridgewater prison is being charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama in a “lone-wolf style” attack. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Alex Hernandez of Worcester was charged in U.S. District Court in Boston on two counts of threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States.
  • Win Or Lose, A Third Party Run Would Be Mitt Romney’s Greatest Legacy [NeverTrump]

    05/23/2016 10:08:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Mitt Romney may be the #NeverTrump movement’s last chance for a third party bid. Anti-Trump conservatives have so far been unsuccessful in recruiting a candidate to mount a third party run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Gen. James Mattis said no thanks. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he is too busy raising his children to run for president. Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said he is not interested.
  • ‘Never Gary Johnson’: He’s Not Conservative and Not Even All That Libertarian

    05/23/2016 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2016 4:00 AM | by JAMES SPILLER
    The assumption is that someone whose label is “Libertarian” has libertarian values and would promote them in office. In the case of Johnson, that notion is absurd. When Johnson took the tiller in New Mexico in 1995, the budget stood at $4.397 billion. When he left in 2003, it had grown to $7.721, an increase of 7.29 percent a year. Of the eleven governors who filed to run for president this year (two Democrats, Johnson, and eight Republicans), only one had a worse record on spending growth.... On civil liberties as with fiscal issues, Johnson’s record is less libertarian than...
  • Bernie Loses His Halo

    05/23/2016 6:50:48 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | May 23, 2016 | Bill Scher
    s the left turning on its darling, Bernie Sanders? On Friday, Netroots titan Markos Moulitsas, namesake of the liberal Daily Kos, dropped a rhetorical bomb on the Bern, blaming the candidate for doing too little to denounce death threats received by the Nevada Democratic Party after Sanders’ state convention delegates complained they had received unfair treatment. “The problem isn't Bernie Sanders' supporters,” Moulitsas wrote. “It's Bernie Sanders himself … [He] refuses to forcefully and unambiguously reject that violence, instead rationalizing and explaining it away with a mix of grievances and outright conspiracy theory.” Actually, Sanders hasn’t lost much support among...
  • The Kuhner Report, Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM, May 23-27,2016,May 23,2016

    05/23/2016 8:19:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | May 23,2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    About Jeff Kuhner Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the host of the "Kuhner Report," a daily political talk show on WRKO 680-AM from 6-9 AM and 11:00 AM-Noon (EST). His official motto is "The Last Honest Man in Washington." He is also known as "Liberalism's Worst Nightmare." Kuhner is a conservative nationalist, who champions God, country and family. His show deals with cutting-edge, hot-button political, social and foreign policy issues. Jeff is one of the most vocal and principled critics of the Obama regime. Jeff defends free-market capitalism, traditional family values and winning the war against radical Islam. In addition to...
  • China has conducted a 'war'—not trade—with steel, experts say

    05/22/2016 10:59:49 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 47 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | Friday, 20 May 2016 | 3:41 AM ET | Holly Ellyatt, Karen Tso
    Despite China signaling moves to cut its excess steel production capacity, industry chiefs say the country has declared a metals "war" that has had a "devastating" impact for the rest of the world's industry.
  • Treasury Must Not Forget That With Lending, Ignorance Isn't Bliss

    05/23/2016 4:32:18 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 4 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | May 23, 2016 | Brian Knight
    The use of technology to better assess a potential borrower's risk profile and score borrowers who previously could not be scored-or were scored inaccurately-is one of the most exciting elements of marketplace lending. That is, of course, unless you are the U.S. Treasury Department, which according to its recently released report on marketplace lending worries that technology will make loan underwriting too good. That isn't a typo; the Treasury is worried that better underwriting may be "unfair" because it can disadvantage borrowers who are currently mischaracterized as low risk by making them pay higher (that is to say, correct) rates....
  • Possible Conflict at Heart of Clinton Foundation

    05/22/2016 9:55:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | ALBERT R. HUNT
    The Clinton Foundation, which has done a number of good works over the past 15 years, would appear to present an inherent conflict of interest should Mrs. Clinton become president, and possibly does even now with her as a candidate. Mrs. Clinton has suggested that if she is elected, the foundation — which collects contributions from wealthy interests, including foreign governments — would continue basically as is. “If Bill seeks to raise large sums of money from donors who also have an interest in U.S. policy, the public will rightly question whether the grants affected United States foreign policy,” said...
  • Erekat claims Kerry will attend French peace summit

    05/16/2016 4:17:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 5/16/16 | Elad Benari
    Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to attend the preliminary foreign ministers' meeting that France is convening in advance of a French-sponsored Middle East peace conference, Haaretz reported Monday. The Palestine Liberation Organization's Saeb Erekat told the newspaper that Kerry has told Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas that he plans to attend the summit, to take place in Paris on May 30. At this stage, however, State Department officials will not confirm that Kerry will be attending the foreign ministers' meeting, and Washington has been reluctant to express support for the French initiative. For his part, Erekat told Haaretz...
  • "Hillary's America" Trailer | First Trailer HD

    05/22/2016 7:52:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/5/16 | Dinesh D'Souza
    What are the Democrats hiding? Watch the just-released trailer for "Hillary's America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party." The movie hits theaters nationwide this July.
  • Sanders wants Democrat platform to support 'Palestinian rights'

    05/22/2016 6:30:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    JTA via INN ^ | 5/22/2016, 2:55 PM
    Bernie Sanders wants to make “Palestinian rights” more of a priority in the Democratic Party platform, according to a report. The Washington Post reported on Friday that Sanders, the Vermont Independent Senator seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, wants to see changes to a platform to better reflect Palestinian aspirations for statehood. Sanders, the only Jewish candidate to ever have won major party nominating contests, has throughout the campaign defended Israel’s right to security, but also has called for an end to “settlement expansion”, and has criticized what he has said has been Israel’s “disproportionate response” to Palestinian terrorism. His grasp...
  • Michelle Fields joins The Huffington Post, to cover Trump

    05/22/2016 6:28:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 70 replies
    politico ^ | 5-22-16 | HADAS GOLD
    The Huffington Post has hired former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, the site announced on Sunday. Fields will be on the political team covering presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, an interesting position for Fields considering her history with the campaign. In March, Fields, who was then working for Breitbart, (FALSELY) accused Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of forcefully grabbing her out of the way after she tried to ask Trump a question during an event in Florida. When the campaign initially denied the event took place and called Fields "delusional", Fields filed a police report which led to battery charges against...
  • The story behind Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama

    05/22/2016 11:09:07 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 46 replies
    Boston.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Michael Kranish
    It was two weeks before Election Day when Mitt Romney's political director signed a memo that all but ridiculed the notion that the Republican presidential nominee, with his better ground game could lose the key state of Ohio or the election. The race is “unmistakably moving in Mitt Romney's direction, the memo said. But the claims proved wildly off the mark, a fact embarrassingly underscored when the high-tech voter turnout system that Romney himself called “state of the art” crashed at the worst moment, on Election Day. To this day, Romney’s aides wonder how it all went so wrong...
  • Untold Damage: America’s Overlooked Gun Violence

    05/22/2016 4:36:00 PM PDT · by golux · 53 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/us/americas-overlooked-gun-violence.html?_r=0 ^ | 16.05.22 | SHARON LaFRANIERE, DANIELA PORAT and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ
    Unlike the butchery that bookended it, it merited no presidential statements, no saturation television coverage. But what took place at 6101 Prentice Street on Aug. 21 may say more about the nature of gun violence in the United States than any of those far more famous rampages. It is a snapshot of a different sort of mass violence — one that erupts with such anesthetic regularity that it is rendered almost invisible, except to the mostly black victims, survivors and attackers (...) “Clearly, if it’s black-on-black, we don’t get the same attention because most people don’t identify with that. Most...
  • Hillary Clinton Warns Against Treating Donald Trump as ‘Normal’ Candidate

    05/22/2016 3:18:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Continuing to treat a victory over Senator Bernie Sanders as a fait accompli, Hillary Clinton on Sunday questioned Donald J. Trump’s business record and assailed his ideas, warning that the coming weeks represented a critical period in which, if left unchallenged, Mr. Trump could “normalize himself” as he seeks to broaden his support.
  • 41% Of Hispanics Have Negative View Of Hillary, Say She Only ‘Desires’ White House for Herself

    05/22/2016 3:05:46 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 20 replies
    townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Hillary Clinton has a problem: she’s not where she needs to be with non-white voters. In fact, she’s polling under strength with key blocks of the Obama coalition. This has been a problem since July of 2015. Forty-one percent of Hispanics in Friday’s Fox News Latino survey said they view Clinton negatively, compared with 56 percent who view her positively. Forty-two percent said she desires the presidency for herself and not for the good of the country. The former secretary of State trails far behind President Obama when it comes to favorability among Hispanic voters. Seventy-two percent in the poll...
  • DNC chair staying neutral after Sanders backed her opponent

    05/22/2016 12:03:28 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Saturday she will remain neutral in the presidential race despite Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’s endorsement of her primary opponent.
  • Bernie Comes Face to Face with the Clinton Mafia

    05/22/2016 4:50:37 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 36 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 21, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Now it’s Bernie Sanders’ turn to feel the burn. Unfortunately, the heat is coming from the Clinton Mafia. The DNC, top members of Congress and their media handmaidens are turning on the formerly adorable, 74-year-old senator with rabid ferocity. His sin: refusing to concede to St. Hillary. -Off with his head! -...Sanders and his followers ... accused of fomenting violence... intimidation tactics,...being rude...sexist....sabotaging Clinton. In short, they are being treated as if they are Republicans or other infidels. The New York Times, having failed to kill Donald Trump with a hit piece on how he treated women 30 years ago,...
  • Top Democrat Shaun King Quitting Democratic Party Over Corruption Revelations

    05/22/2016 12:17:09 AM PDT · by chopperman · 19 replies
    Shaun King writes in the New York Daily News: Right now, the Democratic Party, which I have called home my entire life, is deeply in love with money. Consequently, its leaders have supported and advanced all kinds of evil, big and small, in devotion to this love affair.
  • BOOM – Trump Leads Clinton In ABC/Washington Post Poll, Even With D+8 Poll Sample…

    05/22/2016 12:43:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 121 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | sundance
    There’s a whole lot of good news and ‘splodey head angst in the latest ABC/Washington Post national poll (full pdf below). The poll sample size of 1005 includes a mix of 33% Democrat, 27% Republican and 35% Independent. Democrats over sampled by eight points, (D+8).However, even with the sample skew (D+8) Donald Trump still beats Hillary Clinton 46% to 44%, and Trump is crushing Clinton with Independent voters 48% to 35%.In addition to the overwhelming 13 point polling lead among independent voters, the same poll shows that 20% of Bernie Sanders supporters will vote for Donald Trump.
  • Bernie Sanders Goes After Big Banks -- in Theory

    05/22/2016 5:21:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders had lunch at the Chieftain, a cozy pub near the San Francisco Chronicle. In days gone by, it served as a lunch spot for parched journalists. Earlier, Sanders had addressed a rally in San Jose; he had another scheduled in Vallejo, California, that night. When he exited the Chieftain by a back door onto Howard Street, passers-by shouted out his name. A man who hailed Sanders as his "hero" asked the Democratic presidential hopeful to pose for a photo. There were more selfies with more fans who could not believe their luck in stumbling upon a...