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  • Lindsey Graham Privately Urges Republicans To Support Trump

    05/23/2016 7:57:44 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of Donald Trump's fiercest critics, is now calling on Republicans to support their presumptive nominee. Graham urged GOP donors at a private fundraiser Saturday in Florida to unite behind Trump's campaign and stressed the importance of keeping likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton from the White House. The fundraiser was hosted by former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Al Hoffman, a former Republican National Committee finance chairman who also co-chaired Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential bid. "He did say that we need to get behind him," Teresa Dailey, a prominent Florida Republican fundraiser who attended the private event,...
  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • Jeb Bush slams Trump’s taco tweet

    05/17/2016 10:25:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 17, 2016 | John Sexton
    Remember when Trump posted a special message of love for Hispanics (and taco bowls) on Cinco de Mayo? Here it is: Former candidate Jeb Bush was put off by that message. Huffington Post noticed an interview Bush gave to a Dutch newspaper in which he enumerated the problems with Trump’s attempt at outreach:
  • Trump: Rubio not under consideration for VP Pick

    05/16/2016 11:29:15 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/16/16 | Sophie Taum and David Mark
    Donald Trump is making it clear he's not considering Marco Rubio as his running mate. The Florida senator is an oft-mentioned name as a vice-presidential choice for the presumptive GOP nominee. Speculation heightened after The Washington Post reported Sunday on five names that Trump surrogate Ben Carson suggested were under consideration. Trump took to Twitter Sunday evening to dismiss those claims.
  • The last stand of tolerance in the Republican Party: What Trump vs. Rubio would reveal about GOP

    02/22/2016 7:56:14 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb 22, 2016 | Elias Isquith
    The reports of the Bush dynasty’s collapse are greatly exaggerated; but now that Jeb’s disastrous campaign has finally reached its finale, it admittedly does feel like a distinct era of Republican Party politics is leaving the stage with him. (SNIP) The stump speech was for Rush Limbaugh; the budget was for the Chamber of Commerce. It worked for Poppy in ’88, and Dubya pulled it off twice. (SNIP) A sizable chunk of rank-and-file Republicans are wise to the bait and switch now; pandering to the Birchite wing of the Republican Party with dog-whistles won’t cut it. If you want to...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Five Names on Trump VP List

    05/15/2016 2:38:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 211 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-15-2016 | Michelle Moons
    Dr. Ben Carson confirmed five people on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s list of potential vice presidential running mates in a recent interview. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 VP running mate to John McCain, was one of the five Carson said was on the list. The rest are all former 2016 GOP presidential candidates: Trump’s closest competitor Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Read more at source)
  • A World without American engagement

    05/13/2016 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 12, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    On Tuesday at the Hudson Institute, Senator Marco Rubio reported about his recent trip to Qatar, Iraq, and Turkey to discuss the importance of American engagement in the Middle East and the consequences America would encounter if it pulled out: "If we are not engaged in the world, the price we pay will be much higher in the long run than the price we pay to be engaged." Senator Rubio explained why America has a serious interest in what happens in the Middle East: "Whenever there are vacuums of instability... that vacuum is filled with radicals... We do not want...
  • Trump: Jeb Bush 'not a man of honor' for refusing to back me

    05/12/2016 11:38:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 94 replies
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is slamming Jeb Bush for refusing to back him, saying he isn't a "man of honor." Trump criticized his 2016 primary rival for breaking the pledge he signed last year vowing to support the eventual Republican nominee. “Jeb Bush dishonored his pledge. I mean he dishonored his pledge,” Trump said on the "Mike Gallagher Show" on Wednesday, as first reported by BuzzFeed News. “He signed a pledge, and, if you remember, they all wanted me to sign it, so I signed it. But that pledge is a guarantee, there’s no outs. It doesn’t say,...
  • Sen. Tim Scott, On Whether He Can Support Trump: “Oh Yeah”

    05/11/2016 1:13:29 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 4 replies
    hotair.com ^ | May 10, 2016
    Asked if he can support Trump, former Marco Rubio backer Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina answered: “Oh yeah.” “The country is better off having a Republican in the White House than having a Democrat in the White House,” Scott said. “I’m certain that the center-right construct is better for our country than the far liberal left that we have to contend with. So if you compare the right to left in this campaign it’s very clear that we are in a far better position” supporting Republicans and Trump. Still, Scott shot speculation from the Capitol Hill press that he...
  • TRUMP LIKES IDEA OF PARTY UNITY, BUT ON HIS TERMS

    05/08/2016 4:57:55 PM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/2016 | Anne Flaherty
    (Trump) used the term "lightweight" to describe Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., once in the presidential race, and suggested former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, another former rival, was still licking his wounds from the vicious campaign. The party's 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, Trump said, "blew the election" that year and never even thanked Trump for his work on Romney's behalf. Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee, said it would take a lot for him to ever stand on stage next to Trump, even though McCain has agreed to support the party's nominee.
  • The top choice for Trumps VP

    05/08/2016 1:55:12 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 194 replies
    First off I don't believe waiting for the convention to announce the choice makes much sense. Way too much work to be done to wait around. Putting personal opinion aside the best candidate for VP is Rubio. A few reasons here. First choosing a black VP to swing the black vote. We have past experience on this, Mike Steele when he ran as senator and more recent with Bernie and Hillary. Even though our hearts would like to see the black vote swing it is entrenched and continues to vote Hillary. The risk to benefit is not a good one...
  • Joy Reid's Kind of Republican Calls Trump a 'Fascist'

    05/07/2016 1:32:31 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We made it a point to tune into Joy Reid's debut this morning in the MSNBC slot formerly occupied by Melissa Harris-Perry. For anyone who imagined Reid might be more fair-and-balanced than MH-P: fuggedaboutit. After an all-liberal opening panel blamed Bernie Sanders for failing to adequately address the concerns of African-Americans, the remainder of the show was one, long, hate-Trump fest. Mac Stipanovich, a Florida lobbyist who in the past worked on one of Jeb's gubernatorial campaigns, was the token representative of the GOP. As the headline indicates, he was Joy Reid's kind of Republican. Stipanovich called Trump a "fascist"...
  • Jeb Bush broke his pledge to support the Republican nominee

    05/07/2016 11:42:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    In a Facebook post, Bush announced that he could not in good conscience vote for Donald Trump, saying Trump has not demonstrated the “temperament or strength of character” needed to lead the United States. In doing so, Bush became the latest member of his family to publicly refuse to back the real estate magnate. He also is the second former presidential candidate, along with Lindsey Graham, to break the pledge all the candidates made,
  • Jeb Bush: I will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton

    05/06/2016 1:43:58 PM PDT · by bushwon · 261 replies
    Facebook via Drudge Report ^ | May 6, 2916 | Jeb Bush
    I congratulate Donald Trump on securing his place as the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee. There is no doubt that he successfully tapped into the deep sense of anger and frustration so many Americans around the country rightfully feel today. The tremendous anger of the current U.S. electorate – whether Republican, Democrat or independent – is a result of people fearful about the future, concerned with the direction of our country and tremendously frustrated by the abject failure and inability of leaders in Washington, D.C. to make anything better. American voters have made it clear that Washington is broken, but I’m...
  • Gov. Mary Fallin Endorses Trump, Welcomes VP Talk

    05/06/2016 12:20:01 AM PDT · by ground_fog · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4th, 2016 | AP
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday she supports Republican Donald Trump "100 percent" and offered her enthusiastic endorsement of the New York billionaire in his bid for the presidency.</p> <p>The two-term governor, who had been mum on her pick for president, said her priority is to elect a conservative, pro-business Republican who is strong on national defense, and that she believes Trump is that candidate.</p>
  • Trump: I’m open to Cruz as VP

    05/05/2016 6:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would consider making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) his running mate. “I respect Ted,” he told host Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor." "He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough." “He’s certainly a capable guy,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee added. "It’s something we can think about.” Trump defeated Cruz in Tuesday’s Indiana GOP presidential primary, making him the presumptive nominee. Cruz suspended his Oval Office bid shortly afterward, saying that his results in the Hoosier State “foreclose” his path to the Republican presidential nomination. Trump on...
  • Time is now for Trump to pick Rubio for VP

    05/03/2016 6:58:48 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 233 replies
    First the reason the time now to pick Rubio is to beat Hillary to the punch with picking an hispanic. Second reason why. It locks up almost all of the southern states. Rubio did well in Virginia and will also help in Nevada. This leaves Ohio for Trump to win. It also helps him compete in Minnesota and New Mexico. This will allow Trump to put resources in the some of the Northeast states making Hillary compete in states they would not normally compete in. Some argue for a women to cancel out the woman card or a black American....
  • Mark Levin Sends Warning to Trump and Rubio

    11/13/2015 8:44:12 PM PST · by mbrfl · 429 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/13/15 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin gave a stern warning to both Donald Trump over his recent attacks on Ben Carson and Marco Rubio for trying to smear Ted Cruz on the Gang of 8 immigration bill, telling them both that their attacks are unacceptable to him. He told Trump that if he continued these reckless personal assaults on Carson, he’d have to affirmatively oppose him. He pretty much said the same to Rubio, pointing out that he simply can’t accept Rubio’s smear attacks on Ted Cruz and that it was his decision to support the Gang of 8 and he would have to...
  • Will Donald Trump drive Miami Cuban Americans from GOP? New poll says yes

    05/03/2016 6:49:46 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 40 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    Donald Trump is the catalyst who could force a decisive break between Miami-Dade County’s influential Cuban-American voters and the Republican Party, a new poll has found. Local Cuban Americans dislike Trump so much — and are increasingly so accepting of renewed U.S.-Cuba ties pushed by Democratic President Barack Obama — that Trump’s likely presidential nomination might accentuate the voters’ political shift away from the GOP, according to the survey shared with the Miami Herald and conducted by Dario Moreno, a Coral Gables pollster and a Florida International University associate politics professor...
  • Republicans have a massive electoral map problem that has nothing to do with Donald Trump

    05/02/2016 11:49:24 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 65 replies
    Washington (com)Post ^ | 5-2-16 | Chris Cillizza
    Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 13 points and Ted Cruz by nine. Why is that important? Because if Clinton wins Florida and carries the 19 states (plus D.C.) that have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in each of the last six elections, she will be the 45th president. It's that simple. Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 13 points and Ted Cruz by nine....
  • The beginning of the end for Ted Cruz

    05/03/2016 4:24:02 AM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | Philip N. Diehl
    Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) has run a brilliant campaign, and if it were not for Donald Trump, he'd probably be on the verge of wrapping up the Republican nomination by now. The Texas firebrand knew long before others that the party's primary schedule and delegate allocation rules played to his advantage, not to an establishment candidate like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. From his arrival in the Senate, Cruz has bent the political space-time continuum around himself by demonstrating GOP leaders' inability to govern effectively or deliver on their promises to conservatives.
  • Report: Rubio won’t endorse Cruz because he doesn’t want it used against him in 2020

    05/02/2016 9:11:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | May 2,2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Marco Rubio won’t be endorsing Ted Cruz during the Republican presidential primary, but he’s likely to back the Texas senator at a contested convention — if it gets that far… Rubio has already helped Cruz by renting him his fundraising list, calling him “the only conservative left in the race,” withdrawing his name from the primary ballot in select states so as not to siphon votes from Cruz and petitioning to hang on to some of the 171 delegates he won to keep them from going to Donald Trump… “Marco wants Donald to lose. If he thought his endorsement would...
  • Graham: Trump would lead to 'another 9/11'

    05/02/2016 3:51:27 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 108 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 5/1/3026 | Eric Bradner
    Indianapolis (CNN)South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is predicting "another 9/11" if Donald Trump is elected president. In an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation" Graham said the Republican Party is in the midst of a "civil war" and called Trump's foreign policy positions dangerous. He pointed to former House Speaker John Boehner's comments about his friendly relationship with Trump, and Boehner's dismissal of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Trump's chief Republican presidential rival, as "Lucifer in the flesh."
  • Trump Targets Obama and Clinton Betrayal of Israel

    05/01/2016 5:28:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/16 | David Singer
    Obama and Clinton's shameful betrayal of Israel in this sordid affair seems set to be targeted by Trump. Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech has created expectations that he will match Marco Rubio’s pledge to stand by the commitments made by President Bush to Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Bush’s letter dated 14 April 2004. Rubio made his unequivocal pledge on 3 December 2015 at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum during his unsuccessful race to secure the Republican Party’s endorsement as its Presidential nominee:
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • Graham rips Trump's 'nonsensical' foreign policy speech

    04/27/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 83 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | Brianna Gurciullo
    Sen. Lindsey Graham tore into Donald Trump’s speech on foreign policy, calling it “unnerving,” “pathetic” and “scary.” The South Carolina Republican former presidential candidate told WABC Radio on Wednesday that the speech was “nonsensical” and showed that Trump “has no understanding of the world and the role we play.” “This speech was unnerving. It was pathetic in its content, and it was scary in terms of its construct. If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is not fit to be commander in chief, this speech should’ve removed it,” Graham said. “It took every problem and fear I have with...
  • GOP elites are now resigned to Donald Trump as their nominee

    04/29/2016 5:55:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | Philip Rucker
    Throughout the Republican Party, from New Hampshire to Florida to California, many leaders, operatives, donors and activists arrived this week at the conclusion they had been hoping to thwart or at least delay: Donald Trump will be their presidential nominee. An aura of inevitability is now forming around the controversial mogul. Trump smothered his opponents in six straight primaries in the Northeast and vacuumed up more delegates than even the most generous predictions foresaw. He is gaining high-profile ­endorsements by the day — a legendary Indiana basketball coach Wednesday, two House committee chairmen Thursday. And his ­rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 460 replies
    CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM
  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio, Tom Cotton As Third-Party Prospects If Trump Wins Nomination

    04/25/2016 11:21:58 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Bill Kristol, son of Irving, names Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mitt Romney, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and others on his hypothetical shortlist of third-party candidates that he could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee. The “Weekly Standard” editor and self-styled neoconservative power broker is back to talking about a third party, declaring that a Trump victory in Indiana would force him to re-focus on his so-called “Latter-Day Republicans” independent ticket. A third party could help to split the vote on the Right and elect Hillary Clinton president, which would allow Kristol to stave off the Trump threat and...
  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio, Tom Cotton As Third-Party Prospects If Trump Wins Nomination

    04/25/2016 7:58:15 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 120 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Bill Kristol, son of Irving, names Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , Mitt Romney, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) 79% , and others on his hypothetical shortlist of third-party candidates that he could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee. The “Weekly Standard” editor and self-styled neoconservative power broker is back to talking about a third party, declaring that a Trump victory in Indiana would force him to re-focus on his so-called “Latter-Day Republicans” independent ticket. A third party could help to split the vote on the Right and elect Hillary Clinton president, which would allow Kristol to stave off...
  • Sen. Graham: 'You Can Use the Bathroom in My Office Without Bringing Your Birth Certificate'

    04/22/2016 6:53:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2016 | 6:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Well, I think it would be a bad idea to put little girls in a bathroom with grown men,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN on Thursday. But the senator also made it clear that the issue is not one of major national importance, as far as he is concerned: “All I can say is that the only bathroom I can control is in my office, and you can use the bathroom in my office without bringing your birth certificate.” …
  • Trump: I Want to Bring Rubio Into Campaign

    04/22/2016 3:59:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 132 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/21/16 | Greg Richter
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump says he'd like to bring Florida Sen. Marco Rubio into his campaign as part of his effort to unify the party. Trump already has the support of two of his vanquished foes: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. "Frankly, Marco I'd love to have involved," Trump said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity." "This party has to unite," Trump said. "Then you're going to have the House and Senate." Rubio dropped out of the race after losing his home state of Florida, but has yet to endorse anyone. Trump also responded to...
  • Reince Priebus Blasted for 'Major Breach of Trust' by Top RNC Officials

    04/18/2016 5:44:09 AM PDT · by LNV · 92 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 4/16/2016 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    "Reince Priebus' former loyalists say they have reluctantly concluded that forces at the RNC will stop at virtually nothing to keep the door open to the nomination of Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the July convention – or, as some skeptics fear, some “white knight” who moderates claim will have broader voter appeal this fall than either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, the two top-delegate winners, have shown in most polls so far."
  • Washington Post & Other Media Outlets In Possession of Senator Ted Cruz's Hooker Videos

    03/27/2016 4:18:19 PM PDT · by drewh · 230 replies
    The Last Refuge: Twittersphere ^ | 3:25 PM - 27 Mar 2016
    Washington Post (and others) sitting on video. We've indy confirm video looks bad, showing multiple hotel encounters According to person who worked for Rubio campaign. Cruz video shows *multiple* hotel encounters with non-spouse females. Just entry & exits
  • Rubio Dances on FNC Cavuto today (5/22/2013) says Obama will not like this Immigration bill

    05/22/2013 7:48:26 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 76 replies
    FNC Cavuto Your World | 5/22/2013 | SOL of course
    Rubio was on Cavuto and Hannity’s shows today and so naturally I watched Cavuto (watch daily) not Hannity and he (Rubio) was outraged about the current IRS scandal and said we need MORE investigations into it. See? He is one of us. And he says we can’t trust Obama with big government health care, (how about big government amnesty-care Rubio?) and we must repeal it , see, he is going after Obama ? He is on OUR side. He really ripped Obama on that too. Then Cavuto got to immigration and never letting us down he started by played a...
  • Republican leaders consider rewriting convention rules

    04/15/2016 4:55:24 AM PDT · by McGruff · 192 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 15, 2016 | ALEX ISENSTADT and SHANE GOLDMACHER
    The Republican National Committee is expected to debate a proposal next week that would dramatically shift the balance of power at this summer’s convention — and impose a new rulebook for selecting the party's nominee. The proposal, which will top the agenda during a meeting of the Rules panel at the RNC’s annual spring meeting in Hollywood Beach, Fla., would fundamentally alter how the convention is conducted, further empowering the delegates to determine the course of the proceedings. It amounts to not just a changing of the rules but of the rulebook itself, with far-reaching implications, potentially impacting whether party...
  • Soros Foundation Given $30 Million by US Government

    04/25/2005 6:26:44 AM PDT · by stevio · 125 replies · 3,330+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 25, 2005 | Jeff Johnson
    (CNSNews.com) - The Open Society Institute, a private foundation controlled by liberal billionaire and political activist George Soros, received more than $30 million from U.S. government agencies between 1998 and 2003. Last year, Soros donated at least $20 million of his own money to such liberal groups as Moveon.org, in a failed attempt to block the re-election of President George W. Bush. Tax records the Open Society Institute (OSI) is required to file with the Internal Revenue Service list "FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES" as "Contributors" of amounts between $4.6 million and $8.9 million over a six year period: * 1998 -...
  • Sen. Lindsay Graham Backs Bono’s Marshall Plan: ‘You’re Not Going To Win This War By Killing [tr]

    04/13/2016 12:43:18 PM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2016 | Raheem Kassam
    Senator Lindsay Graham opened the evidence session of the Senate Appropriations Committee which hosted U2 singer Bono yesterday by telling the room that you don’t win wars against terrorists by killing them, or “dropping bombs on their head” but rather, by spending U.S. tax payer cash attempting to keep migrants un-radicalised. He said that non governmental organisations and charities in the Middle East and North Africa “can do just as much good as any battalion of soldiers”.
  • Cruz, Rubio join forces in Arkansas to block Trump delegates

    04/12/2016 7:27:57 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 105 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 12, 2016 | David M. Drucker
    Ted Cruz's and Marco Rubio's supporters have teamed up in Arkansas to pack the state delegation with individuals who'll turn against Donald Trump in a contested convention. Since Rubio ended his presidential bid March 15, his network of party insiders has lined up behind Cruz to win delegates who'd vote for the Texas senator once they're no longer bound to Trump in a floor fight. Trump won Arkansas' GOP primary March 1 with 32.8 percent of the vote compared to Cruz's 30.5 percent and Rubio's 24.9 percent. But Cruz's canny operatives, with Rubio riding shotgun, is likely to thwart Trump...
  • Florida’s Delegate Rules Could Boost Donald Trump at Contested Convention

    04/09/2016 7:25:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 21 replies
    Florida may prove crucial to Donald Trump’s presidential hopes if the Republican nomination race goes to a contested convention. Under the state’s GOP rules, all of the 99 delegates Trump received when he won Florida’s March 15 primary must vote for him through the first three nominating ballots at a contested convention. That makes Florida unique. Thirty-one states and territories require Republican delegates to support the winner of a given primary or caucus only for the first ballot, according to the Republican National Committee. Seven require delegates to back the primary or caucus winner for the first two ballots. The...
  • Trump/Rubio 2016. The race to 1066.

    04/07/2016 4:05:36 PM PDT · by ez · 61 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4/7/2016 | ez
    OK. So Trump looks like he might end up a few delegates short of 1237. Maybe, maybe not. If he were to offer the VP to Rubio, in exchange for his 171 delegates, he the would only need to get to 1066. He freezes out Cruz, he freezes out Kasich and rewards them for their machinations with a loss. He solidifies his vote in Florida by adding Cuban American voters and other Rubio supporters. He wins back some of the disaffected fedgov employees of NOVA that went for Rubio and improves his chances in VA. He somewhat assuages the establishment....
  • Marco Rubio clings to delegates — and hopes for Republican nomination

    04/07/2016 5:57:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Marco Rubio has fought to take the delegates he won to the Republican National Convention in July, leaving him in a position to be a power broker or even, if everything falls into place, to make another run at the top of the party’s presidential ticket. Under current rules, he doesn’t qualify to be considered for the presidential nomination — only Donald Trump has clearly met the threshold so far — but if the party starts looking beyond the billionaire businessman, Mr. Rubio could be in line. “You can see absolutely how it could play out,” said Chris Bravacos,...
  • Super PAC for John Kasich Adopts Donald Trump’s ‘Lyin’ Ted’ Moniker for Ted Cruz

    04/01/2016 6:23:57 AM PDT · by xzins · 168 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Mar 16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    An ad created by the super PAC supporting John Kasich has adopted Donald Trump’s nickname for rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Lyin’ Ted.” New Day Independent Media Committee’s video ad begins, “Many just call him Lyin’ Ted,” as a narrator proceeds to list Cruz’s alleged “lies.” “Lied about Ben Carson to steal a win in Iowa; lied about being the best for the GOP when polls show he can’t even beat Hillary Clinton; his TV ad about John Kasich lied. Stations had to pull it off the air.”“If Ted Cruz’s mouth is moving, he’s lying,” the ad continues.
  • Rubio makes move to keep all the delegates he won, just in case

    03/30/2016 11:57:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/16 | Robert Laurie
    Probably to stop Trump - and we'll explain how that works - but hey, you never know. Usually when candidates announce they’re “suspending” their campaign, that’s a legal term of art that simply means, “I’m no longer running but I need to be able to still raise money to pay off my campaign debts.” In Marco Rubio’s case, though, maybe he is only suspending it. In this election year there’s hardly anyone who can truly be said to be out of the running. And if we do get to a contested convention and the party starts looking for a compromise...
  • Ted Cruz dodges question about whether he's 'always been faithful' to his wife ...

    03/28/2016 6:23:30 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 621 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Mar 28,2016 | David Martosko
    Ted Cruz dodges question about whether he's 'always been faithful' to his wife as endorser Carly Fiorina leaps in to insist a declaration that he's not an adulterer is a 'dance to Donald trump's tune' Texas senator could put National Enquirer scandal to rest with a simple statement that he has never strayed in his 14-year marriage Instead he has batted down the supermarket tabloid's speculative story about five alleged affairs in a more limited fashion Carly Fiorina leaped in to intercept DailyMail.com's request for a blanket statement of marital fidelity and Cruz ultimately punted on the question Fiorina pleaded...
  • Anti-Trump Operative Was AGGRESSIVELY Shopping Cruz Sex Scandal (VIDEO)

    03/28/2016 12:39:51 AM PDT · by vikingrinn · 182 replies
    theGatewayPundit ^ | 03/27/2016 | Jim Hoft
    "The Cruz campaign reportedly knew for weeks, at least since January, about the allegations."
  • Experts: Ted Cruz Appears Deceptive in His Response to Sex Scandal

    03/27/2016 12:05:07 PM PDT · by Mensius · 161 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 03/27/16 | Phil Houston and Don Tennant |
    Phil Houston is CEO of QVerity, a training and consulting company specializing in detecting deception by employing a model he developed while at the Central Intelligence Agency. He has conducted thousands of interviews and interrogations for the CIA and other federal agencies. His colleague Don Tennant contributed to this report.The eyebrow-raising story that appeared earlier this week in the National Enquirer, citing claims that Sen. Ted Cruz had engaged in five extramarital affairs, drew a sharp response by the Republican presidential contender. Sharp as it was, however, it was strikingly weak in terms of denial, and strong in terms of...
  • Accusations fly between Trump and Cruz on Sunday shows

    03/27/2016 11:39:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 27, 2016 | Janell Ross
    Oh, dear. Most of last week, American voters watched as two of the nation's Republican presidential contenders accused each other of insulting the other's wife and engaging in underhanded and inappropriate campaign tactics. And on Sunday, the start of a new week, the accusations continued to fly in both directions. On various Sunday morning political talk shows, both Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz spoke about a National Enquirer story claiming that Cruz has engaged in extramarital affairs and allegations that both men had inappropriately launched or been involved in attacks on the other's spouse.
  • Ted Cruz sex scandal story leaked to National Enquirer by Marco Rubio “ally,” not Donald Trump

    03/27/2016 11:25:27 AM PDT · by Mariner · 80 replies
    Salon ^ | March 25th, 2016 | Brendan Gauthier
    Maybe Donald Trump isn’t behind the Ted Cruz “sex scandal” story leak to the National Enquirer after all. According to The Daily Beast, “for months and months, anti-Cruz operatives have pitched a variety of #CruzSexScandal stories to a host of prominent national publications.” One such outlet was Breitbart News, which was shown “a compilation video of Cruz and a woman other than his wife coming out of the Capitol Grille restaurant and a hotel on Tuesdays and Thursdays,” a source inside the publication told The Daily Beast. (Leave it to a politician to keep a standardized booty call schedule.) The...
  • Trump on Wife Battle: Cruz Started It, He Knew About The Picture

    03/27/2016 10:48:23 AM PDT · by abigkahuna · 157 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2016-03-27 | Pam Key
    ...TRUMP: Totally. I had nothing to do with— the campaign had nothing to do with it. He’s got a problem with The National Enquirer. I have no control over The National Enquirer. I had no idea about the story. I just got it last night. I had nothing to do whatsoever with The National Enquirer, neither did the campaign. For him to say I had to do with it, try and put the shoe on the other foot is disgraceful. And by the way, He’s the one that started it. From what I hear, he and his campaign went out...