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  • VIDEO: Trump eludes protesters by WALKING to convention hotel

    04/29/2016 12:59:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 4/29/16 | GEORDIE BARRINGTON
    Donald Trump was not going to be stopped by a bunch of unhinged radicals. Fox News aired footage from a helicopter showing Trump walking to the location of the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame today.
  • Police Arrest 2 Brothers After Parents Found Shot to Death in San Jose With Chilling Message:

    04/29/2016 12:57:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 28, 2016 | Lisa Fernandez, Robert Handa and Damian Trujillo
    Police Arrest 2 Brothers After Parents Found Shot to Death in San Jose With Chilling Message: 'Sorry, My First Killing Was Clumsy'Golam and Shamima Rabbi were found shot to death in their home Sunday afternoonTwo brothers have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the deaths of their parents, whose bodies were found in their San Jose home over the weekend near what sources said was a scrawled message apologizing for a "clumsy" killing. Police on Thursday announced the arrests of Hasib Bin Golamrabbi, 22, and his 17-year-old brother, who attends Evergreen High School. "Needless to say," Evergreen...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 38 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.
  • April 29th 1992. When the police won't come. Koreatown and the LA riots(vanit)

    04/29/2016 12:46:57 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 10 replies
    panzerkardinal
    During the LA riots, the LAPD completely abandoned Koreatown in Central LA. Instead the police formed defense line guarding Beverly Hills. Knowing that no help was coming, Korean Americans formed self defense groups to defend their shops and homes. Anytime some idiot tells you the police will come to defend you, remember Koreatown and the LA riots.
  • Watch Glenn Beck smother his face in Cheetos dust to look like Donald Trump

    04/29/2016 12:43:20 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 28 replies
    the Verge ^ | 04/29/16 | Chris Plante
    On his radio show today, Glenn Beck and three friends dipped their faces in Cheetos dust to look like Donald Trump. You see, Donald Trump's fake tan gives him the skin tone of an Oompa Loompa on a tropical vacation. And that color vaguely resembles Cheetos. Good luck eating them again.
  • Ted Cruz’s Father Worked With Supplements Maker Sued by Investors

    04/29/2016 12:42:13 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/29/2016 | MEGAN TWOHEY
    By 1990, the oil-services company Rafael Cruz had founded with his wife had collapsed. Their properties had been foreclosed on; they declared bankruptcy. “We assumed the downturn was temporary and struggled through the lean times, hoping for a change that never came,” he wrote in a memoir, “A Time for Action,” released in January of this year. “We lost everything, including our home.” Mr. Cruz’s inspirational tale of fleeing Cuba and making it in America through faith and hard work has stirred crowds across the country as he campaigns on behalf of his son, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. But...
  • VIDEO=> LEFTISTS AND OPEN BORDER THUGS Bust Through Security and Storm California GOP Convention

    04/29/2016 12:41:16 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    "HUNDREDS OF ANTI-TRUMP LEFTISTS AND MEXICANS Busted through Security and Stormed the Califoria GOP Convention Today."
  • Anti-Trump Mexican thugs riot at Burlingame CA

    04/29/2016 12:39:02 PM PDT · by No_More_Harkin · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/30/16 | Live Updates
    Welcome to a special edition of Essential Politics, our live feed from the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame. Here's a quick glance at the agenda. The event runs Friday through Sunday morning...
  • From bikers to truckers, pro-Trump groups plan forceful presence in Cleveland

    04/29/2016 12:30:25 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/29/2016 | NICK CAREY
    Chris Cox plans to celebrate the billionaire's coronation as the Republican presidential nominee. He also counts on joining protests if a battle over the nomination ensues. "I'm anticipating we'll be doing a victory dance," said Cox, 47, a chainsaw artist and founder of Bikers for Trump, thousands of whom he estimates will hit the Ohio city for the July 18-21 Republican National Convention. "But if the Republican Party tries to pull off any backroom deals and ignores the will of the people, our role will change." ------------------------------- But if he falls short of the required 1,237 delegates, raising the risk...
  • Breaking: Trump breaks major delegates barrier

    04/29/2016 12:26:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 37 replies
    Trump just broke 1000 delegates: "We are now at 1001 delegates. We will win on the first ballot and are not wasting time and effort on other ballots because system is rigged!"
  • Harvard Law School: Protecting Anti-Semites, Targeting Conservative Students

    04/29/2016 12:25:19 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 29, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Unless you’ve been in hibernation for the last few days, you’ve almost certainly come across the name Husam El Qoulaq, the rabidly anti-Israeli, third-year Harvard Law School student who hurled an anti-Semitic trope at an Israeli parliamentarian during a question and answer session. What most of you may not be familiar with is the Orwellian-like hypocrisy employed by Harvard Law School to protect the identities of anti-Semitic agitators while at the same time utilizing all tools at their disposal to unmask the identities of bloggers, whose only crime was to expose a hoax committed by self-proclaimed “social justice warriors.” On...
  • Real Clear Politics: Indiana Rep Primary Polling (Trump 39.2; Cruz 33.2; Kasich 19.0; Trump +6)

    04/29/2016 12:22:09 PM PDT · by xzins · 7 replies
    RCP ^ | 29 Apr 16 | RCP
    Poll Date Sample MoE Trump Cruz Kasich Spread RCP Average 4/18 - 4/28 -- -- 39.2 33.2 19.0 Trump +6.0 ARG* 4/27 - 4/28 400 LV 5.0 41 32 21 Trump +9 Clout Research (R) 4/27 - 4/27 423 LV 4.8 37 35 16 Trump +2 CBS News/YouGov 4/20 - 4/22 548 LV 6.6 40 35 20 Trump +5 FOX News 4/18 - 4/21 602 LV 4.0 41 33 16 Trump +8 WTHR/Howey Politics 4/18 - 4/21 507 LV 4.3 37 31 22 Trump +6
  • Marco Rubio warming up to Donald Trump

    04/29/2016 12:18:24 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 36 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 04/29/2016 | Alex Leary
    Marco Rubio appears to be warming up to Donald Trump, saying Friday his “performance has improved significantly." Rubio has also continued to withhold an endorsement of Ted Cruz, even though he previously praised him as the conservative in the race. Last Sunday on Univision Rubio said it appeared Trump will lock down the nomination. "If he keeps winning delegates like he did the other night in New York, I think he's going to reach that number," Rubio said on Al Punto Florida. "But let's see. There are still other states to go." And Rubio, who continues to hold onto more...
  • U.S. Air Power Needs an F-22 Upgrade

    04/29/2016 12:17:19 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 28, 2016 | J. RANDY FORBES and MICHAEL W. WYNNE
    During his long tenure at the Pentagon, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates made many good decisions that helped soldiers and enhanced U.S. security. But his choice to truncate the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor program at 187 jets was an exception. With threats to American air superiority growing, it is time for Congress to consider resurrecting the jet or finding a suitable replacement. Conceived in the 1980s, the F-22 Raptor was designed to secure dominance of the skies for decades. America needed fighters that could outperform the newest Soviet models from Sukhoi and MiG. To counter them, the Raptor incorporated cutting-edge...
  • Minnesota man is claiming to be Prince's 'love child' from a fling with his mom in the '80s ...

    04/29/2016 12:16:54 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 30 replies
    daily mail ^ | 4/29 | parry
    The Heir Hunters International team is now working around the clock on the genealogy of the alleged 'love-child' to establish a firm connection with Prince. Once the investigators are happy that the heir is genuine on paper they can demand a DNA test and submit a legal claim against Prince's estate. John Hilbert, partner in Heir Hunters International based in Los Angeles, also told Daily Mail Online of a SECOND potential heir who has come forward with another seemingly 'legitimate' claim. This individual claims to be offspring of Prince's father, John Nelson. Mr Nelson, better known as jazz musician Prince...
  • U.S. Navy Seriously Considering Distributed Lethality for its Amphibious Forces

    04/29/2016 12:12:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | Stelios Kanavakis
    The US Navy is planning to transform every surface unit into a “floating armoury”, which will be capable of firing weapons under the distributed lethality concept. In an A2AD environment, especially in the Asia-Pacific theatre or areas such as the Persian Gulf or the Black Sea, surface units will have to use most of their weapons defending them, leaving fewer payloads for offensive operations. CGI: LPD 17 class amphibious vessel fitted with 8x NSM as seen on Kongsberg's booth during SNA 2016. The House Armed Services Committee considered these issues in the H.R. 4909 – FY17 National Defence Authorization Bill...
  • U.S. Reports First Zika Virus Death in Puerto Rico

    04/29/2016 12:12:38 PM PDT · by oh8eleven · 4 replies
    NBC News ^ | 29 April 2016 | Maggie Fox
    A man infected with Zika virus in Puerto Rico has died from complications of the infection, health officials said Friday. The CDC and Puerto Rico health department reported the death in a regular update on Zika. Health officials said they tested more than 6,000 people for Zika infection. About 11 percent of them — 683 people — had Zika.
  • The truth about Ted Cruz and the CFR "A pit of vipers"

    04/29/2016 12:08:28 PM PDT · by beejaa · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 10, 2015 | John Angier
    From the video commentary: Published on Dec 10, 2015 The truth about Ted Cruz and the CFR “A pit of vipers, a pernicious nest of snakes that is working to undermine our sovereignty"
  • Obama Puts His Weight Behind Smart Gun Technology

    04/29/2016 12:05:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will use the power of his office to push for adoption of so-called smart gun technology that could eventually limit the use of a firearm to its owner, the White House announced Friday morning. The move is intended to allow Mr. Obama to confront firearms violence in the face of fierce opposition to broader gun control measures. But critics of smart gun technology, including some police officials, are expected to fight a proposal that they see as unproven and an unwarranted restriction on the freedom to use firearms. The initiative was unveiled on the White House...
  • Why 'Good' Jobs Matter (In 1 Recovery-Crushing Chart)

    04/29/2016 11:55:17 AM PDT · by Lorianne
    Zero Hedge ^ | 28 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Initial jobless claims continue to hover at 43 year lows, suggesting that everything is awesome in America - just ask President Obama. So why is US GDP not growing at 3.0%-plus as the 'models' would suggest? Simple - because job 'quality' matters and the chart below should slap that into the face of fiction-peddlers across the nation... (see chart below) Surging minimum-wage employment amid plunging manufacturing jobs - now that is a legacy to be proud of.
  • Can 250 more U.S. troops make a difference in Syria?

    04/29/2016 11:54:56 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 10 replies
    Keyvan Salami
    One day after declaring there is no military solution to Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama recently announced the deployment of 250 more special operations forces for the fight against Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS). This new troop deployment will be missioned to advise and assist local fighters, and beef up 50 other such troops on a similar mission in the past few months. This move comes after an escalation of violence in the strategic city of Aleppo where the Assad regime has intensified its lethal airstrikes, bringing a drastic end to the UN-brokered cessation...
  • Why Over Half of Prince's Estate Will Go To The Government

    04/29/2016 11:51:58 AM PDT · by OddLane · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 29, 2016 | Rachel Greszler
    It appears that the pop star Prince may have died without a will, leaving behind a multi-million dollar and growing estate. Although Prince has one full sister and five half-siblings, Prince’s family members will not be his biggest heirs. Both the federal government and Minnesota’s state government will assess so-called “death taxes” or estate taxes on Prince’s assets, taking away more than half his estate. Between his physical assets— cash, investments, home, etc.—and his future royalties, Prince’s estate has been estimated to be between $300 and $500 million. If Prince were married, he could have passed on the entirety of...
  • Scandal-plagued Rome is becoming a 'do it yourself' city

    04/29/2016 11:50:53 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Apr. 29, 2016 | FRANCES D'EMILIO
    Armed with shovels and sacks of cold asphalt, Rome's residents fill potholes. Defying rats, they yank weeds and bag trash along the Tiber's banks and in urban parks. Tired of waiting years for the city to replace diseased trees, neighbors dig into their own pockets to pay for new ones for their block. Romans are starting to take back their city, which for years was plundered and neglected by City Hall officials and cronies so conniving that some of them are on trial as alleged mobsters. In doing the work, Romans are experimenting with what for many Italians is a...
  • Tennessee Bill Grants Immunity for Toleration of Second Amendment Rights

    04/29/2016 11:49:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Tennessee, SB 1736(pdf)  has passed the House and the Senate. It is a bill that grants immunity for toleration of Second Amendment rights.It has been enrolled and sent to Governor Bill Haslam.  Governor Haslam promised to sign “Constitutional” carry if it reached his desk, six years ago.  It seems likely that he will sign this bill. The bill passed the Senate 26 to 4, the House 77 to 13.  The bill follows a trend started by Wisconsin and Kansas, where people who chose to allow others to exercise their Second Amendment rights are granted immunity from civil action...
  • CRUZ’S EVANGELIST FATHER RE-EMERGES IN INDIANA

    04/29/2016 11:48:38 AM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 41 replies
    WND ^ | 4/28/2016 | JEROME R. CORSI
    “If you vote according to the word of God, there’s only one candidate you can vote for; it’s that clear,” Rafael Cruz told the crowd of about 100. current link
  • Internal Poll Numbers Show Cruz Collapsing In Indiana…

    04/29/2016 11:43:13 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 70 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 28, 2016 | Sundance
    From the outset, and particularly since the ridiculous “Never Trump” campaign began, we have outlined the most damaging aspect to Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential bid is his continued visibility. The reasoning is simple: the more people see and hear Cruz, the more the average electorate are turned off by Cruz. He’s just not a likeable man. A CNN article today points out the internal polling within Indiana is following this consistent pattern: Cruz allies and people close to the campaign describe a budding sense of gloom, with internal polls diving as Trump mounted even stronger than expected showings in his...
  • Donald Trump via Twitter: we are now at 1001 delegates

    04/29/2016 11:39:00 AM PDT · by GilGil · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/29/2016 | Donald Trump
    We are now at 1001 delegates. We will win on the first ballot and are not wasting time and effort on other ballots because the system is rigged!
  • FOX News Loses Key Demographic on Election Night With Anti-Trump Crew – Hannity Wins

    04/29/2016 11:35:49 AM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Apr 29th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The FOX News Election Headquarters crew lost the key 25-54 demographic this week on election night with hosts Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier and their stable of anti-Trump analysts. The viewership jumped back after the anti-Trump analysts were taken off the air and fair-and-balanced Sean Donald Trump won FIVE east coast states on Tuesday in a landslide. Ted Cruz was mathematically eliminated. Viewers were not interested in listening to FOX anti-Trump hosts bitch and whine about the results.
  • German minister proposes law to limit social benefits for EU-foreigners

    04/29/2016 11:25:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    EU foreigners living in Germany may soon have to wait five years before qualifying for social benefits, reported newspapers from the Funke Media group on Thursday, in reference to a new proposed law from German Labor Minister Andrea Nahles. "We have to stop immigration into the social security system," Nahles said during an interview in December when she announced plans to restrict social benefits for non-German EU citizens. She added that the restrictions were a matter of "self defense" for Germany. Should the law pass, foreigners from fellow EU member states will be strictly excluded from social assistance if they...
  • No, Ted Cruz was not ‘John Boehner’s lawyer’

    04/29/2016 11:23:34 AM PDT · by OneVike · 49 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 4/28/16 | Renee nal
    The media is working hard to convince you that they caught Ted Cruz in a lie about working with John Boehner. But they are the ones lying, as usual.During an interview hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG) and the Stanford Speakers Bureau, former House Speaker John Boehner referred to presidential candidate Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh.” He continued, “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”But Boehner did not “work” with Ted Cruz. Boehner only worked...
  • Obama Admits Couldn't "Convince Americans Of Recovery", Bashes 'The Big Short' (book, movie)

    04/29/2016 11:21:18 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 28 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Despite his proclamation that he "saved the world from a Great Depression," the fact is that Obama will be the first President ever to not see a single year of 3% GDP growth - but only cynical fiction-peddlers would mention facts at a time like this. In yet more legacy-defending narrative, Obama told The NYTimes today that his biggest failure was being unable to sell his success in putting the American economy back on track to the American people (no matter the actual realities) careful to blame Republicans for slowing growth "by a percentage point or two." And then in...
  • Trump Is Not Racist Towards Arabs or Muslims, Claims Lebanese Advisor

    04/29/2016 11:18:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 29 April 2016
    Lebanese academic Walid Phares, who is the foreign policy advisor to US presidential candidate Donald Trump, claimed Thursday Trump would surprise Arabs with a conciliatory speech to be delivered this week. In an interview with the pan-Arab Al-Hayat newspaper, Phares said Trump “is certainly not a racist” and blamed his “lack of expertise in politics” for making comments that are interpreted as racist and fascist towards Arabs and Muslims. “He is certainly not a racist and nothing on a personal level shows that he is,” Phares said of Trump. “The opposite is true, a number large of the employees in...
  • Germany Moves To Ban Refugees From Welfare; Politician Calls For "Islam Law" To Limit Influence

    04/29/2016 11:13:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 29 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    The initial refugee welcome in Germany is rapidly turning to rejection as the nation plan to ban EU migrants from most unemployment benefits for five years after arrival as a senior German politician has called for an "Islam law" that would limit the influence of foreign imams and prohibit the foreign financing of mosques in Germany. As The FT reports, Germany is planning to ban EU migrants from most unemployment benefits for five years after their arrival in dramatic response to rightwing populist assaults on chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal immigration policies.
  • Former McDonalds CEO Warns Minimum Wage "Will Wipe Out 1000s Of Jobs"

    04/29/2016 11:10:55 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 40 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 29 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    While this should be no surprise to any rational non-establishment-teet-suckling economist, former McDonalds' CEO Ed Rensi exclaims, in a recent Forbes Op-Ed, that "a $15 minimum wage won’t spell the end of [fast-food brands]. However it will mean wiping out thousands of entry-level opportunities for people without many other options." The $15 minimum wage demand, which translates to $30,000 a year for a full-time employee, is built upon a fundamental misunderstanding of a restaurant business (and we add simple supply and demand fundamentals) - just "do the math" Rensi rants... “They’re making millions while millions can’t pay their bills,” argue...
  • Barbara Boxer: Carly Fiorina Pick Shows Ted Cruz ‘Has No Judgment Whatsoever’

    04/29/2016 11:06:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) criticized Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz for selecting former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina as his running mate, arguing the pick shows the Texas senator has “no judgment whatsoever.” Fiorina challenged Boxer for her Senate seat in 2010, and lost the election by 10 points. Boxer effectively used Fiorina’s HP tenure against her, criticizing the former CEO for laying off thousands at the California-based company and moving many jobs overseas. The failed Senate campaign loomed large over Fiorina’s foray into the 2016 presidential race, which ended shortly after underwhelming performances in the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire...
  • Poll: Trump leads Indiana by 9 points

    04/29/2016 11:01:09 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is ahead by 9 points in Indiana ahead of the state's Tuesday primary, according to a poll released Friday. Trump has 41 percent support among likely GOP primary voters, the American Research Group poll found, followed by Ted Cruz, at 32 percent, and John Kasich, at 21 percent. Trump is the top choice among the solely self-reported Republicans surveyed, taking 42 percent compared to 34 percent for Cruz and 17 percent for Kasich...
  • FBI paid less than $1M for iPhone hack -- and doesn't know how it works

    04/29/2016 10:57:08 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    CNet ^ | April 29, 20166:39 AM PDT | by Katie Collins
    Earlier reports suggested the iPhone-unlocking mechanism cost as much as $1.3 million. How much does it cost to hack into an iPhone? Not as much as we thought. The FBI paid less the $1 million to hack into the iPhone 5C of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Reuters reported Friday, a figure lower than some observers had previously estimated. FBI Director James Comey said last week the government had spent more money than he was set to make over the remainder of his tenure running the bureau. This was calculated to be $1.3 million. The software mechanism purchased...
  • Meet Hillary Clinton’s Not-So-Secret Weapon

    04/29/2016 10:55:52 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    As Hillary Clinton runs to become the next leader of the free world in November, she’ll have more than just have the Democrat establishment and a phalanx of Super PACs behind her. Hillary Clinton will also benefit from the support of a community of organized thugs, miscreants and academically poisoned zombies. Here’s what they wrought last night outside a Trump rally in Costa Mesa, California.
  • Israeli car engine could halve fuel costs, emissions

    04/29/2016 10:51:22 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 79 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Shamah
    Aquarius’s new take on internal combustion engines will be the big leap forward that vehicles need, says company founder. The notoriously conservative car business – autos, after all, are still largely powered by the internal combustion engine, developed nearly 150 years ago – is in for big changes, according to Gal Fridman, chief marketing officer and co-founder of Aquarius Engines. “Our enhanced engine design uses energy much more efficiently, and eliminates the valves and rods that cause energy loss,” he said. “If a car equipped with a modern standard internal combustion engine can go about 600 kilometers on a tank...
  • Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet

    04/29/2016 10:48:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 28 replies
    cagop.org ^ | 4-289-2016 | Staff
    Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Republican Party announced today that Presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver the keynote speech at the CAGOP 2016 Convention Kickoff Lunch Banquet on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame.   “We are very excited to have Donald Trump kicking off our weekend convention,” said California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte. “Mr. Trump’s success and experience as an American businessman is a result of his tenacity and unique ability to make any endeavor a triumph. He has built...
  • Atlantic City, America’s Worst-Rated Town, Stares at Default

    04/29/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 28, 2016 | Timothy W. Martin and Heather Gillers
    Atlantic City has so little money left that it could miss a $1.8 million bond payment due Sunday, a step that would make it the first New Jersey municipality to default on debt since the Great Depression. The Jersey Shore gambling destination has endured years of strain as a third of its casinos shut down. But now its cash levels are low enough that bankruptcy is a possibility for the 39,000-population city, according to Mayor Don Guardian.
  • Hillary Clinton: I have experience with men 'off the reservation' like Donald Trump

    04/29/2016 10:38:59 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/29/16 | Tal Kopan
    Watch the full interview with Hillary Clinton on "The Lead with Jake Tapper" on Friday at 4 p.m. ET. Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton on Friday brushed off Donald Trump's sometimes personal attacks against her as him being "off the reservation" -- something she said she has experience with. "I have a lot of experience dealing with men who sometimes get off the reservation in the way they behave and how they speak," Clinton said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead."
  • 80-year-old woman fatally shoots home intruder

    04/29/2016 10:36:18 AM PDT · by DeltaZulu · 32 replies
    KIRO 7 News via MyNorthwest.com ^ | April 28, 2016 @ 11:26 pm
    Deputies are investigating after an intruder was fatally shot in a home near Thursday night Monroe. Authorities responded after an 80-year-old woman called 911 to report she had shot an intruder in the 13700 block of Woods Lake Road before 9 p.m. Police said the intruder broke into the home and stabbed a 75-year-old man. The man’s wife then shot the intruder. According to police, the intruder died at the scene. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center and is in stable condition. The woman was not injured. Woods Lake Road between Florence Road and Old Owen Road was...
  • Only One of Six Air Force F-35s Could Actually Take Off During Testing

    04/29/2016 10:35:37 AM PDT · by JhawkAtty · 31 replies
    Fortune ^ | APRIL 28, 2016 | Clay Dillow
    Software glitches continue to dog the nation’s newest fighter jet. Five of six Air Force F-35 fighter jets were unable to take off during a recent exercise due to software bugs that continue to hamstring the world’s most sophisticated—and most expensive—warplane. During a mock deployment at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, just one of the $100 million Lockheed Martin F-35s was able to boot its software successfully and get itself airborne during an exercise designed to test the readiness of the F-35, FlightGlobal reports. Nonetheless, the Air Force plans to declare its F-35s combat-ready later this year. Details...
  • Mike Pence endorses Ted Cruz Friday (but also praises Trump)

    04/29/2016 10:24:08 AM PDT · by McGruff · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | April 29, 2016 | Eric Bradner, John Berman and Phil Mattingly
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence endorsed Ted Cruz Friday, just days before a primary that could make or break the Texas senator's chances of halting Donald Trump's march to the Republican presidential nomination. But Pence was quick to praise Trump, too, and encouraged Hoosier voters to "make up their own minds." "I'm not against anybody, but I will be voting for Ted Cruz in the Republican primary," Pence said in an interview with WIBC's Greg Garrison. He praised Cruz's "knowledge of the Constitution" and his willingness to "take on the leadership" of his own party.
  • Only One GOP Candidate Has Responded to Letter for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime

    04/29/2016 10:23:29 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 13 replies
    The Shawn Hannity Show ^ | 04/29/2016 | Shawn Hannity
    It has been over one month since advocates for the families of victims killed by illegal immigrants issued an open letter to the Republican presidential candidates. The letter seeks their support for a new program which would provide aid to the families suffering from the loss of their loved ones. So far, only one candidate has responded. Maria Espinoza, co-founder and director of the advocacy group, The Remembrance Project, tells Hannity.com that Donald Trump is the only candidate whose office has responded to their open letter and that the candidate will support a national program to assist families of victims...
  • Saudis Seize 2,800 Abortion Pills at Airport

    04/29/2016 10:19:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, April 28, 2016
    Found in baggage of two passengersSaudi customs authorities seized 2,800 abortion pills which two passengers tried to smuggle into the Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper reported on Thursday. Inspectors at the airport in the Western Red Sea port of Yanbu found 1,792 pills in the baggage of an expatriate passenger arriving in the city. A few hours later, they found 1,008 abortion pills in the bag of another passenger at the same airport, Sada daily said. It said the two passengers were arrested but did not identify them.
  • Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares (NYT alert)

    04/29/2016 10:15:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | MOTOKO RICH, AMANDA COX and MATTHEW BLOCH
    We’ve long known of the persistent and troublesome academic gap between white students and their black and Hispanic peers in public schools. We’ve long understood the primary reason, too: A higher proportion of black and Hispanic children come from poor families. A new analysis of reading and math test score data from across the country confirms just how much socioeconomic conditions matter. Children in the school districts with the highest concentrations of poverty score an average of more than four grade levels below children in the richest districts. Even more sobering, the analysis shows that the largest gaps between white...
  • Hospitalized last night after being attacked for WEARING a Trump hat and Trump shirt!

    04/29/2016 10:12:15 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 96 replies
    https://twitter.com/routier_rhonda ^ | 8:25 AM - 29 Apr 2016 | RRoutier‏@routier_rhonda
    Hospitalized last night after being attacked for WEARING a Trump hat and Trump shirt! Stop this madness! pic.twitter.com/fDR3ueW3nj— RRoutier (@routier_rhonda) April 29, 2016 How does it feel that people are being PAID to do this to us?! pic.twitter.com/8a9uZnCEgG— RRoutier (@routier_rhonda) April 29, 2016
  • F-35 office has 2,590 staff and $70 million annual budget

    04/29/2016 9:59:04 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 19 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 27 April, 2016 | James Drew
    It takes 2,590 military personnel, government civilians and full-time equivalent contractors and $70 million per year to run the world’s largest and most expensive military aircraft program, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. That’s according to the US Defense Department's F-35 chief Lt Gen Christopher Bogdan, who disclosed the staff count and annual budget of the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) at a congressional hearing about the $379 billion fighter procurement this week. The numbers include the two F-35 test forces located Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland and Edwards AFB in California. Headquartered near the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia,...