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  • Kasich leaves door open to Trump endorsement

    07/23/2016 6:21:51 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 190 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/2016 | Harper Neidig
    <p>Ohio Gov. John Kasich left open the possibility of endorsing his party’s presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying he “takes no joy” in his withholding his support.</p> <p>“I take no joy in the fact that I’ve had to stake out this position of non-endorsement. Maybe it will change,” he said in an interview with MSNBC that was released Saturday.</p>
  • Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention...

    07/23/2016 3:06:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 7/23/16 | Kristinn Taylor
    "Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention Safe" Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams on Friday to thank him for keeping the Republican National Convention held this week in Cleveland safe. The call came as Williams was attending a media availability with bike patrol officers outside the Quicken Loans Arena where the convention was held. Williams put Trump on speaker so he could speak to the approximately fifty officers. The officers can be seen in video tightly surrounding the chief to hear Trump speak. Afterward, many of...
  • CNN Poll: Viewers loved Trump’s RNC speech, majority more likely to vote for him (73%)

    07/22/2016 6:01:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | July 22, 2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    The media characterized Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Committee as “dark” and “dystopian,” but the American people watching the speech had an overwhelmingly positive opinion according to a poll. According to a CNN/ORC poll released right after the end of the convention, 73 percent of viewers had a positive opinion of Donald Trump’s message to the “forgotten man.” A majority, 57 percent, had a very positive reaction of Trump’s speech and another 18 percent had a somewhat favorable opinion. Only 24 percent had a negative opinion of the speech. Another 56 percent said that his speech made...
  • Trump probably can't win Ohio, says state's governor, John Kasich

    07/22/2016 4:42:55 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 241 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | Andrew Seidman
    A "divider" like GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will have a hard time winning Ohio, an important battleground that could help decide the election in November, said Buckeye State Gov. John Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate. "Ohio's a snapshot of the country. People in Ohio want to see a positive agenda, a positive way to move forward," Kasich said Friday in an interview at the Union League of Philadelphia. He attended a fund-raiser for Brian Fitzpatrick, a Bucks County Republican running for an open congressional seat. Kasich's remarks came a day after Trump accepted the Republican Party's nomination at...
  • Did Open Carry law prevent Soros backed violence in Cleveland?

    07/22/2016 3:02:41 PM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    At almost all other Trump events masked thugs attack Trump supporters and try to disrupt events. Leftist groups had threatened to block the streets and shut down the convention. There were demonstrations but almost no assaults. Do you think this is because demonstrators thought Trump supporters might be legally armed? Did the demonstrators not want to risk getting shot during one of their assaults?
  • Props to the Cleveland police, Ohio State Police, and Secret Service (VANITY)

    07/21/2016 9:54:02 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    VANITY
    Huge salute to law enforcement working the RNC. I was deeply concerned violence would visit the convention in some way. Excellent job by all keeping attendees and the protestors safe. Free Speech in a proper and peaceful (with a few exceptions) was allowed. We had law and order AND our Constitutional rights on display. May God be with these men and women and may we, with His mercy and grace, heal this great land!
  • Male Escorts are Making Crazy Money at the RNC

    07/21/2016 4:54:07 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/31/16
    It’s been a great week for gay escorts in Cleveland. Male prostitutes contacted by The Post said business is booming and Republican National Convention attendees — most of them married — are clamoring for their services. “Business has been way better. I’ve seen 10 clients so far,” one male escort said.
  • Cleveland Police Warn Protester: ‘You’re on Fire, Stupid!’

    07/21/2016 11:58:19 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 20, 2016 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    At least five people were handcuffed and taken into custody at a flag-burning by anti-war protesters in downtown Cleveland Wednesday, in the first alleged violence at the Republican National Convention.
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 4 July 21, 2016 starts @ 7:20pm ET

    07/21/2016 2:28:34 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,667 replies
    [Thursday, July 21, 2016/ 7:20 PM EDT] Make America One Again Convention Called to Order Reince Priebus Chair, Republican National Committee Entertainment Heavenly Joy Presentation of the Colors VFW Post #6846 Cleveland, OH Pledge of Allegiance To Be Announced The National Anthem Ayla Brown Singer/Songwriter Invocation Reverend Dr. Steve Bailey Pastor, New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church Remarks Fran Tarkenton Former NFL Quarterback, Media Personality, and Businessman Remarks Brock Mealer Wauseon, OH Video We Win Because Remarks The Hon. Marsha Blackburn (TN) U.S. Representative Remarks The Hon. Mary Fallin (OK) Governor Remarks Dr. Lisa Shin Korean Americans for Trump Video...
  • Police under rifle fire in Columbus, Ohio – reports

    07/20/2016 10:50:03 PM PDT · by Celerity · 23 replies
    RT ^ | 7/21/16 | UNK
    Police officers have come under rifle fire attack in the city of Columbus, Ohio, reports on Twitter said, citing police scanners. “Officers under attack from rifle fire,” the message on Columbus Police Dispatch said. No official confirmation has yet followed. The hashtag #bluelivesmatter, referring to targeted police officers, has appeared on Twitter in connection to the incident.
  • Video: RNC Protesters Pummel Reporters with F-Bombs

    07/20/2016 7:36:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 20, 2016 | Dan Joseph
    <p>MRCTV captured video of protesters at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio verbally assaulting reporters with “F-Bombs” on Tuesday.</p> <p>One tattooed protester relentlessly verbally abused a reporter with profanity, while others eagerly screamed “F—k” this and that, both separately and in unison, as MRCTV’s Dan Joseph’s uncensored video report from Cleveland shows.</p>
  • Video-Protester: I'd 'Cut Off Donald Trump's Head!,' 'I'd Cut His (bleeping) Head Off!'

    07/20/2016 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 20, 2016 | Dan Joseph
    <p>"You want to see some violence against Donald Trump?," MRCTV asked one angry RNC protester in Cleveland.</p> <p>“Hey, if I get a bunch of people on my side and we get a workers’ revolution, I’d cut his F—king goddamned head off! Cut off Donald Trump’s head!”</p>
  • Live:Donald Trump rally in Cleveland, OH w Mike Pence 2pm ET 7/20/2016 Great Lakes Science Center

    07/20/2016 10:07:25 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 61 replies
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald Trump rally in Cleveland, OH with Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence. The event will be held at the Great Lakes Science Center. It is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM ET.
  • Missing Ohio woman may be in Michigan

    07/20/2016 2:12:24 PM PDT · by madison10 · 18 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | 7/20/2016 | Fulton Co Sheriff
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 3 July 20, 2016 starts @ 7pm ET

    07/19/2016 11:58:42 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,397 replies
    Wednesday: Make America First Again • 7 p.m.: Speech by nominee for Vice-President • TBA: Speech by Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich • TBA: Speech by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) • TBA: Speech by Eileen Collins, retired astronaut • TBA: Speech by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi • TBA: Speech by Laura Ingraham, former attorney and host of the Laura Ingraham Show • TBA: Speech by Phil Ruffin, hotelier and owner of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino • TBA: Speech by Michelle Van Etten, entrepreneur • TBA: Speech by Ralph Alvarado, Jr., State Senator for Kentucky and Physician...
  • ALEX JONES INFOWARS FACEBOOK BREAKING: Alex Jones Attacked During 'Peaceful' Radical Protest

    07/19/2016 7:33:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    ALEX JONES INFOWARS FACEBOOK via MRC TV ^ | July 19, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    Infowars founder and radio host Alex Jones was in Cleveland Tuesday afternoon for the Republican National Convention. He was there to promote free speech and speak out against the protesters, who Jones called “globalists fomenting civil war in America” while “pushing communism and a race war." Jones went right into the middle of the crowd and responded to their protest. His comments over megaphone included, "The communists are a bunch of murdering scum worldwide, and George Soros is a Nazi-collaborator funding these organizations" and "We are here to promote a free, open election in this country and an open, free...
  • Kasich defends decision to skip convention

    07/19/2016 5:02:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2016 | Peter Sullivan
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday defended his decision not to attend the Republican National Convention in his home state. Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate himself, has refused to endorse Donald Trump or attend the convention. But he did speak across town in an interview with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on the second day of the convention in Cleveland. "That's not where I think I need to be in terms of what I have stood for throughout the presidential campaign," Kasich said when asked why he wouldn't just "give in" and attend the nominating event. During the...
  • TRUMP NOMINATED

    07/19/2016 4:10:36 PM PDT · by old-ager · 270 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 2016-7-19 | vanity
    TRUMP NOMINATED. NY PUSHES HIM OVER THE TOP
  • Ohio Policeman Served Sandwich Containing Shards of Glass

    07/19/2016 1:47:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | July 19, 2016 | wowk
    <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Ohio's capital city say an officer was served a sandwich containing glass shards at a restaurant, and an assault squad is investigating whether it was intentional.</p> <p>The Columbus officer cut his mouth after biting into the sandwich served to him at a restaurant on Monday afternoon. He was taken to a hospital and held there overnight.</p>
  • Wright State withdraws from presidential debate

    07/19/2016 12:24:57 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 7/19/2016 | Lynn Hulsey
    Wright State President David Hopkins announced Tuesday the university has withdrawn from hosting the first presidential debate in September. WSU cited rising costs and security costs Costs rose from $3.5 million to over $8 million University informed Commission on Presidential Debates at noon WSU in an internal remediation to overcome budget deficit UPDATE @ 2:58 p.m.: The president of Wright State’s faculty union, Martin Kich, said cancelling the debate was probably for the best. “I think It’s unfortunate we’ve gotten two months away from it and we have to pull the plug on it. I don’t think that makes anyone...
  • "Wright State withdraws from presidential debate" (Going to be held at liberal Hofstra instead)

    07/19/2016 11:53:58 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 19 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 7/19/2016 | Lynn Hulsey
    “In light of Wright State University’s announcement of earlier today, the September 26, 2016 Presidential Debate will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. The Commission very much appreciates Wright State’s efforts. Hofstra University served very successfully as a presidential debate site in 2012. On September 23, 2015, the Commission announced that Hofstra University had agreed to serve as an alternate site this debate cycle if needed. The Commission looks forward to working with Hofstra once again.”
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 2 July 19, 2016 starts @ 5:30pm ET

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

    07/17/2016 2:50:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 54 replies
    RNC 2016 Cleveland ^ | July 17, 2016
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jeff Larson, CEO of the 2016 Republican National Convention, today released an updated program for the “Make America Great Again” convention, July 18-21, in Cleveland. Veterans, political outsiders, faith leaders and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s family members will lead an unconventional lineup of speakers who have real-world experience and will make a serious case against the status quo and for an agenda that will make America great again. Daily Themes & Headliners: Monday: Make America Safe Again Headliners: Melania Trump, Lieutenant General (ret.) Michael Flynn, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jason Beardsley and U.S. Rep. Ryan...
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 1 July 18, 2016

    07/18/2016 4:35:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 2,871 replies
  • RNC 2016 Speakers

    07/17/2016 5:49:17 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 96 replies
    RNC 2016 Cleveland ^ | July 17, 2016
    Monday Speakers Monday: Make America Safe Again From attacks on our own soil and overseas to the tragedy in Benghazi, the policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have left us vulnerable. Our immigration system is broken, leaving our country open to security threats and the negative consequences of illegal immigration. A Donald Trump administration will listen to and learn from our nation’s heroes who have put themselves in harm’s way and pursue a national security strategy and foreign policy that will strengthen our military and make America safe again.to get America’s economy up and running … and get Americans working again....
  • Federal judge overturns Cleveland's restrictions on RNC protests

    07/17/2016 1:55:36 PM PDT · by marstegreg · 56 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Mark Heisig
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A federal judge on Thursday scrapped the city of Cleveland's plans for a heightened-security zone that would have encompassed most of downtown during the Republican National Convention, saying that the restrictions are burdensome to people who want to express their free-speech rights. -Instead of suspending constitutional carry, why don't they reinstate the safe zone? It would have kept everyone's constitutional rights in tact (Unless suspending concealed carry was the goal to begin with).
  • Police association asks John Kasich to suspend Ohio state law regarding open carry. Kasich says no.

    07/17/2016 11:37:49 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 130 replies
    Fox news TV (No link) | 10/17/2016 | GeorgiaDawg32
    No link. I heard it on fox news. Police association is wanting Ohio state law regarding open carry suspended so there are no open guns during the Republican convention. Kasich has refused their request.
  • Former IL Republican Party Chair Says Trump Can't Win, Hillary Better Alternative (Barf)

    07/17/2016 7:10:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 13, 2016
    Former IL Republican Party Chair Says Trump Can't Win, Hillary Better Alternative CHICAGO - Former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady, told Bill Cameron on "Connected to Chicago" that Donald Trump "cannot win the election." Brady, who is a Kasich delegate to the Republican National Convention, said there's still an outside chance that Trump will not receive the nomination. Brady told Cameron that Trump's solutions are not Republican solutions and that Trump's lack of organization ensures he will lose. Brady said neither Abe Lincoln or Ronald Reagan would attend this year's convention because of Trump, and that he's not surprised...
  • Former New Black Panther Leader Malik Shabazz: There Will Be Violence in Cleveland (Video)

    07/16/2016 9:33:29 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 88 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/16/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Malik Shabazz, the former New Black Panther leader, told FOX News on Saturday – There will be violence in ClevelandShabazz told Mike Tobin there is no way Cleveland will get through this convention without some kind of violence. Malik Shabazz: "From what I know many of the groups on the left, mainly the white left, and others, I know for a fact that there’s going to be the blocking of highways and there’s going to be arrests and there’s going to be some things. I hear, that’s going to go on next week. It’s highly likely there’s going to be...
  • Why Cleveland police, not outside officers, will be handling arrests during RNC

    07/14/2016 1:57:45 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 29 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | Cory Shaffer
    Why Cleveland Police, Not Outside Officers, Will Be Handling Arrests During RNC CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Thousands of police officers from departments around the country will help Cleveland police provide security during the Republican National Convention, but those police officers won't be arresting anyone. While those officers can detain anyone they feel has broken the law, a Cleveland police officer will actually make the decision whether to make a formal arrest, Deputy Cleveland Police Chief Ed Tomba told cleveland.com Wednesday. Cleveland police will take the lead, partly because it's Cleveland's convention, Tomba said. But it also makes more sense to have...
  • Police Will Abide by Ohio's Open Carry Gun Laws at Convention

    07/13/2016 8:23:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 13, 2016 | Phil Helsel and Jacob Rascon
    Cleveland's police chief said Wednesday he would prefer that people not bring firearms to the Republican National Convention that kicks off next week — but said it is legal to do so. "It's the law in this state and as police chief, I'm bound to uphold the law in this state," Police Chief Calvin Williams said at a news conference Tuesday. More than 5,000 police officers are expected to be on hand when the Republican convention begins Monday. The party's controversial candidate, Donald Trump, is expected to be nominated at the convention, and the city is bracing for protests. Three...
  • Clinton Losing On Honesty In Florida (Tr+5), Ohio (Tr+1), Pennsylvania (Tr+6) Quinnipiac U. (trunc)

    07/13/2016 1:41:12 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 31 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 7/13/2016 | Quinnipiac University
    FLORIDA: Trump 42 - Clinton 39 OHIO: Clinton 41 - Trump 41 PENNSYLVANIA: Trump 43 - Clinton 41 With a drop in grades on honesty and moral standards, Democrat Hillary Clinton loses an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida, and finds herself in too-close-to-call races in the three critical swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Clinton loses ground on almost every measure from a June 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no...
  • How the GOP is courting John Kasich

    07/13/2016 7:41:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Cleveland (CNN)John Kasich may be the most intensely courted man in the Buckeye State. With just seven days until the GOP convention, the quest to convince Kasich to back Donald Trump -- or even participate in the convention he campaigned to bring to Cleveland -- has been quiet but feverish. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has pressed Kasich allies, even promising that donors will spring to aid Kasich's future endeavors if he cooperates now. Trump's top aide, Paul Manafort, has touted their increasingly professional campaign operation in the hopes of winning over the Ohio governor. Even vice presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich...
  • Police to Browns Player Who Posted Dead Cop Graphic: 'Kiss My A**'

    07/13/2016 7:38:33 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 58 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/13/2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Stephen Loomis, President of Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, thinks the "store-bought apology" isn't enough. "He needs to go to Dallas, help the families who lost their loved ones last week, write them a check, look them in the eyes and give a heartfelt apology." Loomis says Crowell's post was as "offensive as putting a picture of historical African-American men being hung from a tree in the 60s." He adds that if Crowell doesn't go to Dallas and make a donation, "I will pull Cleveland officers, sheriffs, state troopers out of First Energy Stadium this season if he doesn't make it...
  • Clinton Losing In Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds

    07/13/2016 4:39:03 AM PDT · by Nicojones · 154 replies
    Quinnipiac polling ^ | 7/13/2016 | Quinnipiac
    FLORIDA: Trump 42 - Clinton 39 OHIO: Clinton 41 - Trump 41 PENNSYLVANIA: Trump 43 - Clinton 41 With a drop in grades on honesty and moral standards, Democrat Hillary Clinton loses an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida, and finds herself in too-close-to-call races in the three critical swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Clinton loses ground on almost every measure from a June 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no...
  • Bikers for Trump to Patrol Cleveland During RNC Convention; ‘Vets Are Our Backbone’

    07/13/2016 6:05:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 07/13/16 | Dustin Stockton
    A large group of patriotic motorcycle enthusiasts will be among the visitors to Cleveland Ohio next week for the Republican National Committee meeting that will nominate business mogul Donald Trump to be the Republican nominee for President of the United States. Bikers for Trump aren’t going to Cleveland looking to cause trouble but will be on hand to counter thousands of professional leftwing agitators planning to disrupt the Republican nominating convention. “We will be there to make sure that the delegates are allowed to exercise their right to peacefully assemble,” Bikers for Trump organizer Chris Cox told Breitbart News...
  • Ernst to deliver GOP convention speech focusing on national security Monday

    07/12/2016 8:56:01 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 7/12/2016 | James Lynch
    Other GOP elected officials may be avoiding the Republican National Convention later this month, but Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst sees an opening night speech as an opportunity “to give Iowans a voice on the national stage.” “Right now, Iowans are pretty darned frustrated — just like when I ran for election,” said Ernst, whose 2014 campaign caught fire with a “Make ’em Squeal” promise to cut federal spending. National security is to be her focus when she addresses the Cleveland convention on Monday, July 18. “There’s a real pushback against the failed policies we have right now,” Ernst said Tuesday....
  • Paul Manafort on Republican National Convention preparations

    07/12/2016 10:40:09 AM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/12/2016 | Fox and Friends
    Jul. 12, 2016 - 5:02 - Trump presidential campaign chairman discusses the road to the convention and the VP shortlist
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Dump Trump' RNC Delegate Leader: We 'Have The 28 Votes' To Unbind Delegates

    07/10/2016 2:32:42 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 442 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 10 2016 | Daily Wire
    Over the weekend, The Daily Wire had the opportunity to speak with Kendal Unruh, a member of the Colorado Republican delegation to the Republican National Convention. Unruh is also a member of the Rules Committee at the RNC, and a leading advocate for a vote that would unbind the delegates from the candidates to which their state primaries are pledged. Unruh explained that "28 committee members are required to pass a minority report, which then goes to the convention floor for all delegates to vote on. It then requires a simple majority to pass." She added that she does "have...
  • How the Dallas Police Shooting Could Trigger a Pro-Donald Trump Backlash

    07/09/2016 11:53:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Policy Mic ^ | July 8, 2016 | Luke Brinker
    Donald Trump steered clear of his characteristic bombast in responding to the massacre of five police officers patrolling a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas on Thursday night, ditching the self-congratulations he put forth after last month's attack on Orlando's Pulse nightclub in favor of a somber statement lamenting national division and racial tension. But while the presumptive Republican presidential nominee sought to avoid the appearance of nakedly capitalizing on the latest tragedy to boost his White House hopes, an upsurge in law-and-order sentiment may yet deliver him the presidency. An eerie echo: To some observers, the potential fallout from...
  • Dallas attack adds to Cleveland concerns before Republican convention

    07/09/2016 11:47:17 AM PDT · by Mariner · 38 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | July 8th, 2016 | By Kim Palmer
    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Cleveland police on Friday tightened their security plan for the Republican National Convention after the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas, increasing surveillance and intelligence operations just 10 days before the convention. Other police departments across the country required officers to patrol in pairs rather than alone following the ambush in Dallas, the deadliest day for police in the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. In Cleveland, the attack raised another potential threat during the July 18-21 convention, when Donald Trump is expected to receive the Republican nomination for...
  • Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans

    07/07/2016 10:16:51 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/7/16 | Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    Donald Trump’s private meeting Thursday with Senate Republicans — designed to foster greater party unity ahead of the national convention in Cleveland — grew combative as the presumptive presidential nominee admonished three senators who have been critical of his candidacy and predicted they would lose their reelection bids, according to two Republican officials with direct knowledge of the exchanges. Trump’s most tense exchange was with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has been vocal in his concerns about the business mogul’s candidacy, especially his rhetoric and policies on immigration that the senator argues alienate many Latino voters and others in Arizona....
  • Trump Meets With Former GOP Rival Ted Cruz

    07/07/2016 9:54:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 202 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 7, 2016 | Jordyn Phelps, Ben Siegel and John Santucci
    Donald Trump met with Sen. Ted Cruz on Capitol Hill Thursday -- the first meeting between the two former bitter campaign rivals since Cruz suspended his presidential campaign. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was also in the meeting, according to sources. This was Trump's second trip to Capitol Hill in two months. With less than two weeks before the Republican National Convention commences in Cleveland, Trump is looking to shore up support with the GOP's rank-and-file even as he faces backlash from members of his party. Some Republicans who are facing a tough re-election battle have chosen to skip...
  • CLAIM: Trump Doesn’t Have Enough Delegates To Quell Convention Revolt

    07/07/2016 8:17:39 AM PDT · by Abby4116 · 95 replies
    WMAL ^ | July 7, 2016
    CLEVELAND — (CNN) Donald Trump’s campaign still lacks a sufficient number of supportive delegates to guarantee that any revolt at the Republican National Convention could be put down, a key committee delegate says. RNC Committeeman from Georgia and Rules Committee delegate Randy Evans, a lawyer who also works with the RNC and the Trump campaign, estimates that Trump has the support locked up of 888 delegates to Cleveland this month in the event of an effort to unbind delegates, leaving them free to vote for any candidate.
  • Judge rules Trump protester who rushed stage violated bond

    07/07/2016 7:46:48 AM PDT · by orchestra · 7 replies
    NBC-2 (Ohio) ^ | 7/6/2016 | Dan Sewell
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a college student awaiting trial on a charge he tried to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally violated conditions of his bond and would be placed on electronic home detention. Judge Sharon Ovington's ruling came just hours after Wright State University student Thomas DiMassimo asked permission to go to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. She said he admitted violating conditions she set in March allowing him to be free under his own recognizance. It wasn't clear exactly what those conditions were. She ordered him to be turned over...
  • Protester Who Rushed Stage at Trump Rally Asks to Go to RNC

    07/06/2016 11:49:17 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | CINCINNATI — Jul 6, 2016, 1:18 PM ET | By dan sewell, associated press
    A college student awaiting federal trial on a charge he tried to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally asked for court permission Wednesday to go to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention featuring Trump as its presumptive presidential nominee. In the motion, Thomas DiMassimo swears he will abide by federal and local laws while at the July 18-21 convention. Judge Sharon Ovington didn't rule immediately. DiMassimo's attorney declined to comment, citing the judge's admonition to both sides not to discuss the case publicly. The Wright State University student was arrested March 12 at a Dayton-area rally at an...
  • Rubio Decides Not to Attend GOP Convention

    07/06/2016 7:16:29 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/6/2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Marco Rubio has decided to skip the GOP convention in Cleveland this month after originally saying he would attend, citing the rigors of his newly launched Senate campaign. He's the latest major GOP politician to skip out on the convention, which will serve as Donald Trump's coronation as the party's nominee. Only a small handful of Trump's former rivals will attend. "Florida has always been a competitive state and it will be this fall. Marco had planned to go to the convention before he decided to seek re-election. Since Marco got into the race late, he will be in Florida...
  • Man indicted for attempting to arrange murder of Toledo federal judge

    07/06/2016 6:58:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Federal investigators claim Yahya Farooq Mohammad, 37, of the United Arab Emirates, not only wanted the judge dead but also wanted his would-be assassin to make sure his body was not found. Mr. Mohammad was indicted by a federal grand jury in Toledo for attempted first-degree murder of a federal officer, solicitation to commit a crime of violence, and use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire. He is believed to have put a contract out on the judge’s life from his jail cell. The indictment claims he told a fellow inmate at the Lucas County jail he...
  • Hotel Clerk in Trouble After Calling 911 on Muslim Man Asking Odd Questions About Room Near RNC

    07/06/2016 5:32:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 6, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Image of Fairfield Inn & Suites in Avon, Ohio Three weeks before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, a Muslim man in traditional attire asked multiple questions about booking a hotel for a month and refused to leave the hotel despite learning that it was booked for the time he wanted. A hotel clerk, disturbed by his actions, asked her family to call 911. The police responded immediately, because the clerk's sister said the man had mentioned the Islamic State (ISIS). Willful Blindness and Radical Islam: My Testimony The clerk was fired in less than a week, and now...
  • Judge rules Trump protester who rushed stage violated bond

    07/06/2016 5:24:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WBBH-TV ^ | July 6, 2016 | Dan Sewell, The Associated Press
    CINCINNATI (AP) - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a college student awaiting trial on a charge he tried to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally violated conditions of his bond and would be placed on electronic home detention. Judge Sharon Ovington's ruling came just hours after Wright State University student Thomas DiMassimo asked permission to go to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. She said he admitted violating conditions she set in March allowing him to be free under his own recognizance. It wasn't clear exactly what those conditions were. She ordered him to be turned over...