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  • Former Officer Is Jailed Months Without Charges, Over Encrypted Drives

    05/06/2016 2:45:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1
    New York Times ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    A former police sergeant has been held without charges in a federal detention cell in Philadelphia, part of an effort by the authorities to pressure him to decrypt two computer hard drives believed to contain child pornography. The case reveals yet another battle line for law enforcement and digital privacy advocates over encryption, this time on an Apple computer, not an iPhone. ... Law enforcement agencies have typically made encryption an issue in high-profile cases involving terrorism or child pornography. In March, President Obama said the United States had already accepted that law enforcement can “rifle through your underwear” in...
  • Donald Trump Is The Nominee But Every State Needs To Keep Voting!

    05/06/2016 2:34:03 AM PDT · by onyx · 1 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | MAY 6, 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump Is The Nominee But Every State Needs To Keep Voting! Posted on May 6, 2016 Candidate Ted Cruz and candidate John Kasich have officially “suspended” their campaign efforts to win the republican nomination. However, the campaign effort to deliver a resounding win for Donald Trump continues.Yes, a major hurdle has been crossed – Donald Trump is now the last remaining candidate running for the nomination, but that doesn’t mean the push through the last remaining states should be any less important. Every vote counts. Every delegate matters.Anyone who is inclined toward complacency needs only to look at the reaction...
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show May 6 2016

    05/06/2016 2:30:06 AM PDT · by GregB · 1 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • #AirBnBWhileBlack hashtag highlights potential racial bias on rental app

    05/06/2016 2:29:40 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 5, 2016 | Hannah Jane Parkinson
    A trending social media hashtag has highlighted experiences of possible racial bias by users of the AirBnB rental app. Quirtina Crittenden, a 23-year-old business consultant living in Chicago, who is African-American, started the hashtag #AirBnBWhileBlack after noting how often she was declined by hosts when seeking a place to rent – even when the apartments advertised appeared to be available. “The hosts would always come up with excuses like, ‘oh, someone actually just booked it’ or ‘oh, some of my regulars are coming in town, and they’re going to stay there,’” Crittenden said in an NPR interview. “But I got...
  • North Carolina Officials Say They’ll Defy Federal Deadline on Bathroom Law

    05/06/2016 2:05:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | ALAN BLINDER and RICHARD FAUSSET
    RALEIGH, N.C. — The Republican leaders of North Carolina’s General Assembly defiantly announced Thursday that they would not meet a Monday deadline to suspend or repeal a state law limiting bathroom access for transgender people, setting up a potential legal showdown over what has become one of the nation’s most explosive cultural issues. “We will take no action by Monday,” said Tim Moore, the speaker of the State House of Representatives, referring to the deadline the Justice Department gave the state to tell federal officials whether the law would stand. “That deadline will come and go.” Though Mr. Moore criticized...
  • Liberal Kids Get the Golden Ticket....

    05/06/2016 1:59:40 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5 May 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Usually, the admission of another rich child of privilege to the selective liberal finishing school known as Harvard is a non-story. But in the case of Malia Obama, it provides yet another example of the cynical elitism of modern liberals. FULL STOP: This is where liberal liars will try to distract you from the glaring hypocrisy of the elite by accusing me of attacking the innocent child of Barack Obama. It’s unclear whether this reflexive misdirection is the result of them being too stupid to understand an argument or whether they are simply falling back on their default move, dishonesty,...
  • How Ryan decided to ditch Trump

    05/06/2016 1:18:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jake Sherman
    On Wednesday morning, not even 24 hours after Donald Trump effectively clinched the Republican nomination, Paul Ryan convened his top advisers for a call. With Congress out of session, Ryan was bouncing between multiple states, raising the piles of money needed to keep House Republicans in the majority. But Donald Trump was on his mind. The speaker could not — at least at this point — support him. And he wanted to talk through how to proceed. Ryan never expected Trump to lock up the nomination so quickly. He didn't think Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would drop out of the...
  • 2 Trump Rallies today:Omaha, NE @ 4pm CDT & Eugene, OR @ 7pm EDT

    05/06/2016 1:08:59 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 10 replies
    Today May 6th, 2016 Donald J. Trump for President Rally 'Make America Great Again' in OMAHA, NEBRASKA Werner Enterprises Hangar @ 4pm CDT. Omaha, Nebraska Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County. Omaha is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles (15 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. According to the 2010 census, Omaha's population was 408,958, making it the...
  • LAPD hacked into iPhone of slain wife of 'Shield' actor, documents show

    05/06/2016 12:01:30 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | By Matt Hamilton and Richard Winton
    Los Angeles police investigators obtained a method to open the locked iPhone belonging to the slain wife of "The Shield" actor Michael Jace, according to court papers reviewed by The Times. LAPD detectives found an alternative way to bypass the security features on the white iPhone 5S belonging to April Jace, whom the actor is accused of killing at their South L.A. home in 2014, according to a search warrant filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The bypass occurred earlier this year, during the same period that the FBI was demanding that Apple unlock the iPhone 5C of San...
  • Six Aspects Of Donald Trump’s Pro-Gun Push

    05/05/2016 11:39:00 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 5, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a plan to defend gun rights in general and the Second Amendment in particular. The plan is visible in the policies set forth by Trump as well as his understanding of the value of the Second Amendment and the freedoms it guards. Here are six aspects of his plan. National Reciprocity for Concealed Carry... Understands Concealed Carry As ‘A Right, Not A Privilege...’ Opposes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban... Opposes Expansion of Background Checks... Supports ‘Harsh Penalties’ For Gun Crime... Arm U.S. Troops On Military Bases...
  • Alberta fire rages, torches 1,600 homes

    05/05/2016 11:18:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    columbiatribune.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | AP
    Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said fire had destroyed or damaged an estimated 1,600 structures. Flames are being kept from the downtown area thanks to the “herculean” efforts of firefighters, said Scott Long of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency. No injuries or fire-related fatalities have been reported. The fire appeared late Wednesday near the airport, where crews were onsite. All commercial flights...
  • Club for Growth backs off Trump threat

    05/05/2016 11:02:57 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | May 4, 2016 | Burgess Everett
    The Club for Growth's PAC, after warning Republican candidates that backing Donald Trump could cost them the group's support, is giving conservatives a pass now that the business mogul has effectively locked up the nomination. Club for Growth Action, which has been spending millions to try and sink Trump, had told its preferred candidates and those vying for its support to stay away from Trump. But on Wednesday a spokesman for Club for Growth Action, said that with Ted Cruz and John Kasich out of the race, candidates are freed from those restrictions...
  • In Syria, Russian Orchestra Plays Bach In Ancient Theater Where ISIS Executed 25

    05/05/2016 10:50:05 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | ANDREW E. KRAMER and ANDREW HIGGINS
    PALMYRA, Syria — Russia has made its mark on Syria with the crash of bombs and the thud of artillery. On Thursday the Russians added gentler sounds: live classical music echoing through an ancient stone theater and into the eerie, empty desert. Extending its soft power into the Syrian conflict, Russia deployed a symphony orchestra led by one of its best-known conductors, Valery Gergiev, and the cellist Sergei P. Roldugin, Their performance space was Palmyra, the city of ruins left by Roman and other ancient civilizations and ruined further by the depredations of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS...
  • Donald Trump backs Brexit, saying UK would be 'better off' without EU

    05/05/2016 10:33:04 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 13 replies
    twitter.com/guardian ^ | 8:19 PM - 5 May 2016 | The Guardian ✔ ‎@guardian
    Donald Trump backs Brexit, saying UK would be 'better off' without EU https://t.co/58PabVSPEc— The Guardian (@guardian) May 6, 2016
  • EMA: Thoughts on Trump Ascendance and Israel-US Relations

    05/05/2016 10:30:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Primack News ^ | 5/5/16 | Eleutheria5
    E5 unmasked. EMA expounded.
  • The GOP resistance to Donald Trump

    05/05/2016 10:27:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner, CNN
    <p>Donald Trump's march to the White House encountered fierce resistance from his own party Thursday as senior lawmakers hesitated to endorse him, party luminaries said they'd skip his nominating convention and others pondered the potential of a third-party bid.</p>
  • Another Bill Clinton Paramour Exposes 'Enabler' Hillary (devastating article)

    05/05/2016 10:27:34 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    wnd ^ | 5-5-16 | Corsi
    NEW YORK – Dolly Kyle met Bill Clinton on a golf course in Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1959 when she was 11 years old and Billy – as she has always called him – was 12. It was love at first sight, as Kyle says in a new book timed for the 2016 election in which she discloses the details of her decades-long affair with the Democratic presidential candidate’s husband. In “Hillary the Other Woman: A Political Memoir,” Kyle describes her first encounter with Bill Clinton as akin to being hit by a thunderbolt, what her Italian family called a...
  • Al Gore: Solving ‘Climate Crisis’ Will ‘Save the Future of Civilization’

    05/05/2016 10:22:42 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 5, 2016 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Former Vice President Al Gore said on Thursday that solving what he called the “climate crisis” would not only help the U.S. and global economy but could save civilization itself. Speaking at the Climate Action 2016 summit in Washington, D.C., Gore said the “Number One threat to the global economy is the climate crisis,” which also threatens the U.S. economy, and that turning that around requires investment in the right kind of infrastructure here and abroad. In the United States, Gore called for “physical stimulus in a coordinated way aimed at infrastructure that the country needs, which means...
  • Donald Trump Hires Pro-Life Advocate as Top Domestic Policy Director

    Likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is winning praise from pro-life advocates for hiring a top pro-life advocate as a key domestic policy advisory. The presumptive GOP nominee hired long-time conservative congressional aide John Mashburn as his policy director. Mashburn is pro-life and has worked for pro-life lawmakers including the late Sen. Jesse Helms, former Senate Republican leader Trent Lott and current North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis. As the Washington Examiner reports, pro-life groups see the move as Trump making serious overtures to pro-life voters and hail it as Trump indicating he will govern in a pro-life manner if elected...
  • President Donald Trump would name Rudy Giuliani secretary of Homeland Security

    05/05/2016 9:59:15 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Brian Niemietz
    With the Republican presidential nomination locked up, Donald Trump has already started cutting “secret deals” to surround himself with familiar faces, we’re told. And Confidenti@l has learned that one of those faces belongs to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. “A secret deal has been struck by Donald Trump, and Rudy Giuliani would be head of Homeland Security,” according to a GOP insider... Our source concedes that anything can happen between now and if and when The Donald actually finds himself in a position to pick cabinet members. But if the election were today, Rudy would be offered the post tomorrow...
  • Los Angeles Jury Convicts 'Grim Sleeper' of 10 Murders

    05/05/2016 9:54:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu May 5, 2016 | Scott Glover and Paul Vercammen
    Lonnie David Franklin, Jr., a one-time garbage truck driver and LAPD garage attendant, was found guilty Thursday of murdering nine women and one girl over a span of three decades, making him one of the most prolific serial killers in California history. Jurors took less than two days to convict Franklin of all charges against him, including the attempted murder of a woman who survived a 1988 attack. He was dubbed "The Grim Sleeper" because of a 13-year gap between slayings attributed to him. Franklin, who has close-cropped hair and wears glasses, stared straight ahead and remained silent during the...
  • Sheldon Adelson Says He Will Support Donald Trump

    05/05/2016 9:26:40 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/5/2016 | Thomas Kaplan and Maggie Haberman
    The casino magnate Sheldon G. Adelson said on Thursday night that he would support Donald J. Trump now that he has become the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee. “Yes, I’m a Republican, he’s a Republican,” Mr. Adelson said in a brief interview. “He’s our nominee. Whoever the nominee would turn out to be, any one of the 17 — he was one of the 17. He won fair and square.”
  • Ten reasons why the Trump Train's given the Washington elite the spanking it deserves- and

    05/05/2016 9:13:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | May 4,2016 | By PIERS MORGAN
    Unstoppable? A massive, highly-toxic locomotive roars out of control, threatening to cause devastating havoc. To start with, nobody takes the threat seriously; it’s deemed a ‘coaster’ that can be easily stopped. But by the time the rescue team catches up with it, the train’s running on full power and has accelerated to maximum speed. At this point, the horrified experts consider deliberate derailment. The result? The train, by now a steaming, hooting, hissing beast, simply charges through the attempted derailment. I won’t spoil the ending for those who haven’t watched it. Regardless of whether you agree with him or not...
  • Trump says he’ll name running mate at convention

    05/05/2016 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Terry Spencer and Jonathan Lemire&#8201;|&#8201;AP
    Donald Trump said Thursday that he will name his vice presidential pick at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July. Speaking in an interview with The Associated Press, Trump said that it was still early in the process to select a running mate, but that he would soon form a committee to begin vetting running mates. “It is early — we just won yesterday,” Trump said. “I will announce it at the convention. A lot of people are interested.” Trump has said he intends to pick a Republican with prior government experience. Trump has not yet reached the number...
  • Once Donald Trump Is Nominee, He Is Likely to Get Intelligence Briefing

    05/05/2016 9:05:52 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/5/2016 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    The White House on Thursday said that it expected intelligence officials to provide a classified briefing to Donald J. Trump after the Republican Party formally nominates him for president at its convention in July, a tradition for major party nominees dating back to 1952. Asked whether President Obama was concerned about Mr. Trump’s receiving classified information in light of the presumptive Republican nominee’s reputation for making unfiltered comments, Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said the president would leave it to intelligence professionals to decide what to share with him. “Those are assessments that will have to be made...
  • Video: Glenn Beck Continues Embarrassing Meltdown After Cruz Bumped From Race

    05/05/2016 8:48:26 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 77 replies
    American Journal ^ | 05-05-2016
    Anyone even slightly familiar with Glenn Beck, even his fans, have come to expect odd and embarrassing behavior on almost a daily basis from the Talk Host, but the past two weeks have been almost unbelievable unless you actually see it with your own eyes.
  • Trump returns to campaign trail, targets Clinton on coal

    05/05/2016 8:32:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jill Colvin&#8201;
    Republican Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail for his first rally as his party’s presumptive nominee on Thursday night, delivering a series of searing attacks against likely rival Hillary Clinton and making clear he has no intention of toning down the rhetoric that drove his spectacular rise. Trump, arriving to John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” betrayed a hint of wistfulness about wrapping up the nomination more quickly than he and his aides had expected. Rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich suddenly ended their campaigns this week, making his visit to West Virginia, which votes May 10, largely...
  • Investigators: Scant evidence Clinton had malicious intent in handling of emails

    05/05/2016 8:17:51 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 142 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Matt Zapotosky
    Prosecutors and FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server have so far found scant evidence that the leading Democratic presidential candidate intended to break classification rules, though they are still probing the case aggressively with an eye on interviewing Clinton herself, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter. FBI agents on the case have been joined by federal prosecutors from the same office that successfully prosecuted 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui — and who would handle any Edward Snowden case, should he ever return to the country, according to the U.S. officials familiar with the matter....
  • Baltimore police warn motorists of armed carjackings after deliberate fender benders

    05/05/2016 8:16:08 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 33 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4 May 2016 | Kevin Rector
    Baltimore police are recommending motorists lock their (car) doors and call 911 during minor fender benders in the city after a string of incidents in which bumps from behind turned into armed carjackings. - snip - "The criminals are still committing these crimes even after we have made several arrests," Worley wrote, advising residents to "call 911 immediately, lock your doors and remain in your vehicle" if they are bumped from behind.
  • 'Take my brother first' (For years, Australia’s bravest boy was overlooked...)

    05/05/2016 8:08:48 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 16 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 6th May 2016 | John Tyson
    "TAKE my brother first." These were the final words spoken by a shy 13-year-old boy: my son, Jordan, while trapped in the 2011 Queensland floods. When help arrived, Jordan's first thought was not of himself. It was of his younger brother Blake, then just 10. They must've been terrified. Jordan couldn't swim; gushing water and chaos surrounded him. He could've panicked but instead he helped rescuers Warren and Chris, civilians like you and I, reach the car. Jordan was closest and time was almost up, so they grabbed for him to take him to safety. Instead he pushed them away...
  • ISIS Militants Seize Gas Field in Eastern Syria

    05/05/2016 8:00:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 5 May 2016
    ISIS militants on Thursday captured the main Shaer gas field in eastern Syria in the first gain for the ultra hardline fighters in the Palmyra desert area since they lost the ancient city in March, rebel sources and a monitor said. Amaq, a news agency affiliated to the militants, said they had taken over the gas field area and its facility where Syrian troops were stationed and killed at least 30 soldiers and gained large caches of heavy weapons including tanks and missiles.
  • Yazidi Women Leave Behind Lives, Family to Fight ISIS

    05/05/2016 7:57:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 5 May 2016 | Ahmed Jadallah with Emily Wither
    When ISIS swept into the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar in 2014, a few young Yazidi women took up arms against the militants attacking women and girls from their community. “They took eight of my neighbors and I saw they were killing the children,” Asema Dahir told Reuters last month at a checkpoint near a front line north of Mosul. Dressed in military fatigues, the 21-year-old is now part of an all-female unit in the Kurdish peshmerga forces, which have played an important role in pushing back ISIS in northern Iraq.
  • Faux Conservative Sasse Wins Nebraska GOP Primary for U.S. Senate [2014]

    05/05/2016 7:24:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    http://www.thenewamerican.com ^ | 14 May 2014 | Bob Adelmann
    The winner of the Nebraska Republican primary on Tuesday was Midland University President Ben Sasse, and tea partiers rejoiced. (SNIP) Clancy pointed out the obvious: Sasse “supports the basic principles of ObamaCare,” offered advice while in Washington as a consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on “how to improve the bill while it was pending,” and then personally prospered “by advising health insurance companies on how to implement it.”
  • The Ted Cruz shadow campaign has started

    05/05/2016 7:16:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 238 replies
    Ted Cruz "suspended" his campaign, but that doesn't mean his SuperPAC has stopped. They're still sending out emails.
  • Al Qaeda in Yemen Poses Growing Threat to Shipping, Naval Force Says

    05/05/2016 7:11:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    gCaptain ^ | May 4, 2016 | Jonathan Saul
    Al Qaeda’s Yemen branch remains a powerful force and poses a growing risk to merchant ships in vital waterways nearby despite efforts by Yemeni government forces and their allies to push back the group, a top officer in an international naval force said.
  • Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers More Hillary Clinton Emails Withheld from State Department

    05/05/2016 6:59:37 PM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 5/5/2016 | Press Release
    Judicial Watch today released new State Department emails (one batch of 103 pages, the second of 138 pages) that again appear to contradict statements by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department and that she did not use her clintonemail.com system until March 18, 2009. Judicial Watch recently released Clinton State Department emails dating from February 2009 that also call into question her statements about her emails.
  • Rob Reiner Says Trump Supporters Are Racist

    05/05/2016 6:46:30 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 87 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 5/5/2016 | Alan Moore
    Morning Joe co-anchor Willie Geist asked Reiner, "There are millions and millions of people who do not watch this show that actually like what they hear from Donald Trump. And they aren't taking messages and orders from us in the media. But they listen to what he says for themselves and vote for him. How do you explain that?" "There are a lot of people who are racist," Reiner quickly replied.
  • New York Post: Sports Illustrated’s Caitlyn Jenner Cover Is An Act of Desperation

    05/05/2016 6:43:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | 3:01pm | Kirsten Fleming
    Sports Illustrated is throwing all of the laws out of the window and reportedly splashing a nearly nude 66-year-old woman across its cover to sell some magazines. So why is this prestigious sports publication banking on a nekked senior citizen to deliver the dollars and the buzz? If that imagery was such a slam-dunk, AARP would have built a franchise off the bare wrinkly bums of retirement-village-dwelling women across this great land. The short answer is that this isn’t just any 66-year-old woman — it’s transgender activist and athlete Caitlyn Jenner, who will reportedly grace a summer cover in nothing...
  • A Watershed Moment (for Trump)

    05/05/2016 6:36:51 PM PDT · by GilGil · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/5/2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    ...How ironic it would be to see the Republicans united at their convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in July; followed by the Democrats a week later in Philadelphia, still fighting over who should be their nominee... While many will tout the most recent poll, (CNN/ORC poll conducted April 28-May 1) that has Clinton leading Trump by 54 percent to 41 percent, as a portending his sure defeat in the fall, they are wrong. Clinton is very beatable, especially by Trump...
  • CNN: FBI likely to Interview Clinton Soon In Emails Probe

    05/05/2016 6:36:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 5, 2016 9:04pm EDT | | BY MARK HOSENBALL
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is likely to interview Hillary Clinton in the next few weeks about her use of a private email server while she was U.S. secretary of state and have already interviewed some of her aides, CNN reported on Thursday. The nine-month investigation into whether laws were broken as a result of the server kept in her New York home has overshadowed Clinton's campaign to become the Democratic Party's candidate in November's presidential election. With only a few states left to vote in primary elections, she retains a commanding lead over her rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders...
  • Mary Matalin, Republican Strategist & Pundit, Changes Political Parties (let the RINO purge begin!)

    05/05/2016 6:20:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 81 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 5 2016
    Mary Matalin, a high-profile political pundit and veteran strategist for the Republican Party, changed her party registration to Libertarian from Republican, she said on Thursday. But in an interview with Bloomberg, which reported on the switch, she emphasized that her decision was not connected to Donald J. Trump’s being the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. She described herself as a voter as a “provisional Trump” and a “never Hillary,” referring to the leading Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. Pressed on Thursday about why she switched political parties, Ms. Matalin told Bloomberg Politics that she was a Republican in the “Jeffersonian, Madisonian sense.”...
  • First on CNN: Rick Perry endorses Donald Trump for president

    05/05/2016 6:19:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dana Bash, CNN
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNN Thursday he will support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee and will do everything he can do to help him get elected. "He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves this country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them," Perry said Thursday.
  • New questions emerge about Bentley's Vegas trip, Republican Governors Association's influence

    05/05/2016 6:16:34 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 4 replies
    al.com The Birmingham News ^ | 5/5/16 | Connor Sheets
    The Republican Governors Association (RGA) has given Gov. Robert Bentley far more money than any other governor since Bentley and his former adviser and alleged mistress Rebekah Mason attended RGA's annual conference in Las Vegas in November. The RGA made a one-time payment of over $11,000 to Bentley on March 14, three months after it doled out travel reimbursements of no more than $1,307 to six other Republican governors, IRS records show. None of the nation's other 24 Republican governors have received travel reimbursements from the RGA since the November event, according to the IRS documents. And while the RGA...
  • FBI Is Coordinating Its Hillary Interview With Her Campaign Schedule (barf alert!)

    05/05/2016 6:10:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    Daily Calller ^ | 3 hours ago | Chuck Ross
    The FBI is reportedly coordinating with Hillary Clinton’s campaign schedule in order to find a time to interview the presidential candidate about her private email server, CNN reports. Investigators have already interviewed several of Clinton’s top State Department aides, including Huma Abedin, the network reported on Thursday. Some of those aides have been interviewed several times. The next step in the investigation — which is looking into whether any classified information was mishandled on Clinton’s server — will be to interview Clinton herself. But that poses a problem because she is in the heat of a presidential campaign. And with...
  • Muhammad: The White Prophet with Black Slaves (David Wood)

    05/05/2016 6:02:05 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | David Wood
    Video - Wood goes through the Islamic texts which describes the very white complected Prophet who owned black slaves. The Prophet describes the Devil as a black man. Also - anyone calling the Prophet a black man would receive the death penalty.
  • Donald J. Trump Responds to Speaker Paul Ryan

    05/05/2016 6:00:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 35 replies
    "I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan's agenda. Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people. They have been treated so badly for so long that it is about time for politicians to put them first!"
  • A viable alternative to Trump vs. Clinton (WaPo Columnist Hyping Ben Sasse 3rd Party Run)

    05/05/2016 5:58:57 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    There is great confusion in the GOP ranks and the media about the likelihood of a third candidate running. Multiple sources confirm there are several groups with access to funding, in communication with one another, working on a third-party run. It is not, as commonly argued, all that difficult to get on ballots in most every state. “The process is complex but not hard,” says longtime GOP operative Rick Wilson, who is involved in such efforts. “All the steps are explicable, and the lawyers know how to get it home. Even in ballot access states due in May, there are...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 6 May 2016

    05/05/2016 5:57:19 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 86 replies
    May 5, 2016 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and...
  • U.S. Ran $165 Billion Merchandise Trade Deficit in Q1

    05/05/2016 5:53:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 5, 2016 | 5:02 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The United States ran a merchandise trade deficit of $165.0623 billion in the first quarter of 2016, which was down slightly from the $165.7159 billion merchandise trade deficit the United States ran in the first quarter of 2015, according to data released Wednesday by the Census Bureau. The U.S. exported $347.5618 billion in goods during the quarter and imported $512.6241 billion. The bilateral merchandise trade deficit with China during the first quarter was $77.9461 billion—by far the largest with any nation. […] The second largest bilateral merchandise trade deficit the United States ran during the quarter was the $16.9356 billion...
  • Sen. John McCain, Two Other Senators Will Support Donald Trump As GOP Nominee

    05/05/2016 5:43:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 36 replies
    Ktar.com ^ | May 5, 2016 @ 4:28 pm | BY MAC GAYDOS
    Sens. John McCain, Tom Cotton and Dan Sullivan said Thursday they will support the Republican nominee for president, even if it is Donald Trump. “I’ve always said I would support the nominee of the party,” McCain (R-Arizona) told KTAR News 92.3 FM Mac & Gaydos. “It’s the party of Ronald Reagan and Teddy Roosevelt.” Both Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Sullivan (R-Alaska) echoed the longtime senator’s words, though all were hesitant to say outright they supported Trump to lead the party’s 2016 attempt at the White House, instead opting for the phrase “Republican nominee.” Trump, who is running unopposed for the nomination...