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  • Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs

    08/29/2015 3:39:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 101 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/29/15 | Alex Isenstadt and Marc Caputo
    Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly parted ways with his presidential campaign on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of his candidacy, POLITICO has learned. There are different versions of what transpired. The Florida-based fundraising consultants — Kris Money, Trey McCarley, and Debbie Alexander — have said that they voluntarily quit the campaign and were still working with Bush's super PAC, Right to Rise Super PAC. Others said the three, who worked under the same contract, were let go because they were no longer needed for the current phase of the campaign. None of the three...
  • Caesarism Comes to the Republican Party

    08/28/2015 9:54:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was treated not as a political candidate, but as a savior. Progressives fell into a swoon, typified by Newsweek editor Evan Thomas' 2008 comment, "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world; he's sort of God." Now, a similar kind of unreasoning adulation is greeting (improbably enough) Donald Trump. Fred Barnes...
  • Report for Planned Parenthood finds sting videos manipulated

    08/28/2015 9:43:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    politico.com ^ | 08/27/15 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    A report commissioned by Planned Parenthood has found that the sting videos targeting its tissue donation practices contain intentionally deceptive edits and inaccurately transcribed conversations and are missing footage. But there is no evidence that the anti-abortion group behind the attack made up dialogue. The report by research firm Fusion GPS attempts to undermine the videos’ political, legal and journalistic value. The Center for Medical Progress claims that the eight tapes it has released show evidence that Planned Parenthood is making money by trafficking fetal tissue and organs. The women’s health organization strongly denies those accusations and has repeatedly said...
  • Kiss Of Death: Disgraced Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor To Head Bush's Campaign In Virgina

    08/28/2015 8:16:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Rejected GOP leader Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb Bush and become the co-chair of Bush’s presidential campaign in Virginia, according to Politico.
  • Hallelujah!: MSNBC Shuffles Al Sharpton Off to Sunday Show

    08/26/2015 6:18:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/26/15 | Ken Shepherd
    "Al Sharpton is leaving MSNBC's weekday dayside lineup, and moving to Sunday mornings," Politico's Alex Weprin reported shortly after 7:30 Eastern this evening at CapitalNewYork.com. The activist-cum-TV host's last Politics Nation program is slated for September 4. After a month's hiatus -- side note: wouldn't it be hilarious to see Al try to read that word off his Teleprompter? -- he'll start his Sunday morning show on October 4: "I want to congratulate Al and his team. For four years they have done a terrific job bringing his voice and a big spotlight to issues of justice, civil rights and...
  • Barack Obama calls opponents of Iran deal 'the crazies'

    08/25/2015 11:15:54 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 53 replies
    Soros' Politico ^ | 8/24/15 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    LAS VEGAS — There are the people on his side on the Iran deal, President Barack Obama said Monday evening. Then there are “the crazies.” Back from a notably uneventful and restful two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Obama was immediately on the road for a short trip here, first to speak at a green energy conference hosted by retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, then to raise money for his preferred successor, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. Ruddy from the sun, Obama described himself as “refreshed, renewed, recharged — a little feisty.” And he delivered, recounting the ride...
  • Why Politico Is Dead Wrong to Be Pleased About Our Shrinking Naval Power

    08/25/2015 9:56:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/25/2015 | by Seth Cropsey
    Politico ran an article titled “The GOP’s Fantasy of a Bigger Nav [1]y” that is long on editorializing and short on facts or history.The article argues against reversing U.S. seapower’s decline. If nothing else, the article performs a useful service by encouraging a national debate as the Navy continues to shrink: little such debate has occurred about the Navy’s contraction by more than half since the Reagan administration.At stake is whether the U.S. will be required to defend itself at its coasts, and whether the international order that has existed since World War II will survive. U.S. seapower is...
  • Donald Trump 2016: Net favorability rating among Hispanics -51

    08/25/2015 9:41:08 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/24/2015 | Brianna Ehley
    Donald Trump's bromides on undocumented immigrants appear to have deeply damaged whatever appeal he might have once had among Hispanic voters. A new Gallup poll released Monday evening found that 65 percent of Hispanic voters say they have an unfavorable view of Trump, compared with 14% who view him favorably - yielding him a net favorable score of -51, well below any other presidential candidate. ...
  • 5 reasons Bush isn't freaking out about Trump

    08/22/2015 6:42:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 21, 2015 | Marc Caputo and Anna Palmer
    Jeb Bush is sticking with the plan. Despite Donald Trump shooting ahead in the polls and Bush’s debate performance getting bad reviews — and amid signs of frustration on the campaign trail from the former Florida governor himself — his supporters aren’t panicking, multiple sources close to the candidate insist. The Bush camp is projecting confidence that the Summer of Trump will fade to winter, and that Jeb will prevail when it matters. Here are five reasons Jebworld isn’t freaking out: 1. ‘TRUMP V. SOMEBODY’ Trump is the man to beat, the undisputed leader in national and early-state polls. Even...
  • The Roger Stone Zone: McCain Aides Attacks On Palin Grow Tedious Schmidt = Incompetent (Trump's Ex)

    08/13/2015 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 17 replies
    The Stone Zone ^ | November 19, 2009 | Roger Stone
    By Roger Stone The continued attacks on Sarah Palin by campaign Aides to Senator John McCain are almost beyond belief. Continued attacks on Palin, and on her performance as the Vice Presidential candidate by McCain Aide Steve Schmidt, are particularly ridiculous given Schmidt's track record of incompetence and missteps by the senior McCain aide during the Presidential campaign. Schmidt is, after all, part of the gang that had McCain suspend his presidential campaign and rush back to Washington to take the exact same position as Barack Obama on the first Federal bailout bill which in the end, only bailed out...
  • National Review Editor-in-Chief: Trump’s Immigration Plan Works (Rich Lowry coming round)

    08/22/2015 3:31:52 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    From Rich Lowry writing at Politico: Donald Trump’s rise in the polls is inextricably linked to the issue of immigration. He probably wouldn’t have achieved liftoff without it, and now that his campaign has entered a new phase of semi-attempted seriousness, it is fitting that an immigration plan is the first policy proposal he has committed to paper. There is no doubt The Donald is an accidental immigration hawk. After the 2012 election, he was scolding Mitt Romney for using the term “self-deportation” because it was too harsh. Trump’s journey is obvious: He made an inflammatory statement in his announcement...
  • Republicans Are Afraid to Capitalize on Obama's Historic Failures For His Party and America;

    08/21/2015 12:54:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I think it's a good time here to dovetail into this Jeff Greenfield piece that I previously referenced. It's entitled, "Democratic Blues -- Barack Obama will leave his party in its worst shape since the Great Depression -- even if Hillary wins." It's in Politico, by the way. Another Drive-By upper echelon establishment. "As historians begin to assess Barack Obama’s record as president, there’s at least one legacy he’ll leave that will indeed be historic -- but not in the way he would have hoped. Even as Democrats look favorably ahead to the presidential landscape of 2016, the strength...
  • Scott Walker Losing Support In Wisconsin?

    08/21/2015 7:29:10 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/20/2015 | Brianna Ehley
    The governor is still leading the pack of GOP contenders in his home state, but his margins have narrowed, according to a poll. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is still leading the pack of Republican presidential contenders in his home state, but his margins have narrowed as Ben Carson and Donald Trump see growing support, according to a Marquette Law School poll released Thursday. The poll shows Walker ahead with 25 percent, followed by Carson at 13 percent and Trump with 9 percent. Walker’s numbers have dropped from 40 percent in April — when he had not officially entered the race....
  • Lethargic Labor Reporter Apparently Fired by Politico

    08/20/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 20, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    It isn't completely official yet but when an employee has been removed from a company's list of staff bios, is publicly badmouthing his bosses, and is threatening to sue his employer, it is almost a sure sign that he has in fact been fired. Such is the case with lethargic labor reporter Mike Elk who has apparently (probably) been fired by Politico. New York Magazine lends Elk a sympathetic ear yet he still comes off as a rather nasty piece of work:
  • Bottom of GOP heap seething at RNC over debates

    08/20/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 20, 2015 | Kyle Cheney, Dylan Byers and Katie Glueck
    Campaigns at last month’s 'kiddie table' debate believe the RNC took actions that made them look like losers.Two weeks after the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland, several candidates scraping the bottom of primary polls are still seething about their treatment — and ripping party leadership for what they describe as, at best careless, and at worst intentional, decisions that embarrassed them on national TV. POLITICO reached out to the seven campaigns who faced off in an Aug. 6 undercard debate on Fox News, and several vented about the Republican National Committee — which has adopted a more assertive role...
  • Hillary Clinton Scolds Jeb Bush for Saying ‘Anchor Babies’

    08/19/2015 6:10:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/2015 | John Sexton
    Wednesday afternoon, Hillary Clinton’s Twitter feed highlighted a Politico story in which Republican candidate Jeb Bush used the phrase “anchor babies.” “They’re called babies,” Hillary tweeted in response.
  • Donald Trump wants Fox News star 'fired'

    08/18/2015 3:52:09 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 131 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/18/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Donald Trump has a message he’d like to give Fox News political pollster Frank Luntz: You’re fired. Fresh off his confrontation with Fox News superstar Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump is now lashing out at Luntz and calling on Fox News to fire him from overseeing its post-debate focus groups. The participants in Luntz’s focus group bashed the real-estate mogul’s performance during the Fox News Republican presidential debate on Aug. 6, calling Trump “mean” and “bombastic.” Trump was quick to criticize the focus group, calling Luntz a “clown” and a “low class slob” on Twitter. It has now come to light...
  • Roger Stone calls Frank Luntz a ‘pathetic turd’

    08/18/2015 1:57:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | August 18, 2017 | Nick Gass
    Roger Stone, a former top adviser with Donald Trump’s campaign, took to Twitter on Tuesday to blast Republican pollster Frank Luntz for his profanity-laced tirade against the presidential candidate. “Pathetic turd FrankLuntz begged @realDonaldTrump for corporate polling work - trashes Trump only after Trump declines,” Stone tweeted Tuesday afternoon. Stone also challenged members of the media to find any Republican pollster who would say on the record that Luntz is “competent.” The remarks come after a POLITICO story published earlier in the day quoted Luntz saying that the campaigns of Trump and Bernie Sanders are “delivering a big ‘f—- you’...
  • Politico's Michael Hirsh: Why Can't the Jews See Obama, Carter Have 'Saved' Israel?

    08/16/2015 2:23:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 16, 2015 | Tim Graham
    Former Newsweek reporter Michael Hirsh is now with Politico, but one consistent threat of his writing has been a fondness for the foreign policy “doves.” His latest Politico piece on the Iran deal is headlined “Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama and the Jews: Why does America’s Jewish community always condemn the presidents who save Israel?” One can imagine Israelis doing a spit take on that headline. This is the same Jimmy Carter who wrote a book trashing Israel for having a racist “apartheid” system that oppresses the Palestinians. They'd also worry this only inflates Carter's massive ego.
  • Hillary Clinton drops her guard in Iowa [Spin]

    08/15/2015 7:02:23 PM PDT · by Fhios · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/15/2015 | RACHAEL BADE
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Clinton learned her lesson: No rope lines in Iowa. In stark contrast to her 2008 campaign — which unraveled fast after Iowans rejected her for more a more approachable Barack Obama — Clinton put herself out at the Iowa State Fair Saturday, embracing the masses that engulfed her.
  • UPDATE: PALIN FIRES BACK AT ERICKSON AFTER ‘YOU’VE BEEN BUSTED APOLOGY’

    08/15/2015 8:50:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 15,2014
    Originally posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page: Erick Erickson, Today a friend forwarded your apology for mocking my family – again – and in answer to your point, yes, I do remember people taking repeated potshots at my family, friends, and supporters (many of whom politely pointed out to you and your staffers that the sleazy photoshopped picture you ran of me was indeed fake, but were dismissed and mocked repeatedly for doing so.) Also, in your summary of our interactions, you forgot to mention things like your public comparison of me to L. Ron Hubbard (and not in a...
  • Governor Palin "Accepts" Apology From RedState’s Erickson

    08/15/2015 6:44:53 AM PDT · by Bratch · 50 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 15 2015 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin "accepted" an apology from RedState’s Erick Erickson: Erick Erickson,Today a friend forwarded your apology for mocking my family – again – and in answer to your point, yes, I do remember people taking repeated potshots at my family, friends, and supporters (many of whom politely pointed out to you and your staffers that the sleazy photoshopped picture you ran of me was indeed fake, but were dismissed and mocked repeatedly for doing so.) Also, in your summary of our interactions, you forgot to mention things like your public comparison of me to L. Ron Hubbard (and not in...
  • Are we witnessing another collapse of the party system?

    08/15/2015 5:23:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    personalliberty.com ^ | Bob Livingston
    I know it’s still early, but it’s beginning to appear this election cycle that conventional wisdom may not hold. The pundit class and the establishment politicians inhabiting the insular bubble that is the District of Criminals are flummoxed. They can’t fathom why the hoi polloi will not fall in line behind establishment-approved candidates (and there are several, but particularly they are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton). Some pundits are even offering to turn in their “pundit license.” For example, The Washington Post’s Charles Lane told Brett Baier on Fox News’ Special Report last week: “I think I’m going to have...
  • Donald Trump Talks Like a Third-Grader

    08/14/2015 10:20:26 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 100 replies
    Politico ^ | 8-13-2015 | JACK SHAFER
    Donald Trump isn’t a simpleton, he just talks like one. If you were to market Donald Trump’s vocabulary as a toy, it would resemble a small box of Lincoln Logs. Trump resists multisyllabic words and complex, writerly sentence constructions when speaking extemporaneously in a debate, at a news conference or in an interview. He prefers to link short, blocky words into other short, blocky words to create short, blocky sentences that he then stacks into short, blocky paragraphs. The end result of Trump’s word choice is less the stripped-down prose style of Ernest Hemingway than it is a spontaneous reinvention...
  • It's on: Trump slaps Fiorina as she surges to 4th Place.

    08/11/2015 3:19:24 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 170 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 10, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Turning his horns on another female critic, front-running GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump ripped surging Republican challenger Carly Fiorina, claiming she has "zero chance" of winning and is somebody who gives him "a massive headache." In a tweet following Fiorina's latest hit on Trump's "offensive" comments about Fox debate host Megyn Kelly, Trump said: "I just realized that if you listen to Carly Fiorina for more than ten minutes straight, you develop a massive headache. She has zero chance!" Fiorina surged the most after the debate, jumping to fourth place in a new NBC News Online Poll conducted by SurveyMonkey....
  • Readers School Politico Writer on Real Reason for Sanders BLM 'Problem'

    08/11/2015 10:18:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 11, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sigh! Once again we are going to have to apply the Koch brothers test when it comes to journalists covering "grass-roots" protests. Here's how it goes: if the Koch brothers were financing an organization that was loudly protesting against candidates opposed by the Koch brothers, wouldn't that fact be highlighted in any story about such protests? Therefore, how can Politico's Daniel Strauss write a story about the Black Lives Matter not only protesting and disrupting Bernie Sanders events but even causing the cancellation of one of his speeches without any reference at all as to who is financing BLM and why. ...
  • Donald Trump on Megyn Kelly: 'She should really be apologizing to me'

    08/10/2015 11:34:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/10/15 | Tom LoBianco,
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Monday that Fox News anchor and debate moderator Megyn Kelly should be the one apologizing to him, and not the other way around. "She should really be apologizing to me, to tell the truth," Trump told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • No, Donald Trump isn’t going away. He’s having way too much fun.

    08/10/2015 11:59:04 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/10/15 | Chris Cillizza
    I think this analysis by Christine Matthews, a Republican pollster, who did survey work for former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, hits the nail on the head: Some think Trump’s latest attack on highly regarded Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly spells the end. Most likely it does not. Trump’s supporters don’t want his run to end. His loud, angry voice amplifies feelings they have, but don’t feel are heard. That is NOT to say they are in complete agreement with what he says. He is the middle finger. He is the fist on the table. And that is what his supporters...
  • Greta Van Susteren: ‘Erickson Has Said the Worst Things About Women’

    08/10/2015 12:08:45 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 10, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Fox News Channel’s On the Record host Greta Van Susteren is giving the impression she thinks RedState’s Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson was hypocritical in his decision to disinvite Donald Trump from the RedState Gathering on Friday. Van Susteren tweeted: you have to love the irony of erick erickson disinviting Trump when Erickson has said the worst things about women – never dull, huh? — Greta Van Susteren (@greta) August 9, 2015 As Breitbart News reported, Trump was scheduled to address the RedState Gathering in Atlanta on Sunday, but Erickson rescinded the GOP candidate’s invitation. In a tweet on Friday, Erickson said...
  • Trump way up in post-debate poll

    08/10/2015 10:58:14 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 92 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Donald Trump saw his lead over his Republican presidential rivals grow substantially in the days following both the first GOP debate and his controversial comments about debate moderator Megan Kelly. Trump’s support increased by 7 points to 32 percent, according to this week’s Morning Consult tracking poll. The real estate mogul’s closest rival — Jeb Bush — lost a point, dipping to 11 percent of the vote among self-identified Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Support for all other candidates was in the single-digits.
  • Report: "Viciousness" Against Megyn Kelly Online Has Created Security Concerns For Fox

    08/10/2015 11:09:14 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 196 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 8/10/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Conservative viewers were furious at FOX News moderators after an endless string of attacks on Republican candidates during FOX News debate last week. ** Over 37,000 people have signed a petition to have Megyn Kelly banned from future FOX News GOP debates. On Monday CNN reported that FOX News has increased security at their New York headquarters following the debate. “ “There has been so much viciousness directed at Kelly online that it has created a security concern for FOX. She will be back on the air tomorrow night (Monday) Maybe Trump will come on her show at some point....
  • Get Back to the Issues, Mr. Trump

    08/10/2015 11:17:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, now, look: This dust-up stuff that happened and continues to happen since the Fox News debate -- I'm sorry, the presidential debate -- on Fox News on Thursday night. A piece of advice that nobody's asked for, for Mr. Trump: Mr. Trump, get back to the issues. That's why you're where you are. Get back to the issues. Get back to immigration. Tell us what you think about whatever the issues are. That's what put you on the map. Even despite the polling data, I would give that advice. This is really all you need to know at...
  • Cinema of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales --- (Blood in her Eyes) idiom

    08/10/2015 10:27:46 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 29 replies
    lib.berkeley.edu ^ | not know | ukfilm
    Picadilly (UK, 1929) Direced by E.A. Dupont. Cast: Anna Mae Wong, Jameson Thomas, Gilda Gray, Charles Laughton, Cyril Ritchard, Hannah Jones. "Just before making his talkie directorial debut with Atlantic, director E.A. DuPont dashed off the silent "backstage" drama Piccadilly. By the time the film was released in 1929, talking pictures had taken a firm hold of the British film industry, obliging DuPont to reshoot much of the picture with dialogue... Feeling threatened by Shosho, Mabel heads to her rival's apartment with blood in her eye. A shot rings out, Shosho falls dead, and Mabel is accused of murder...
  • Senior Ben Carson Adviser on Red State Snub: This ‘Smear and Outright Lie’ Will Not Stand

    08/10/2015 7:02:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 9, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s long-time business manager and friend told Breitbart News that Erick Erickson lied about his reasoning for not inviting Carson to the RedState event in Atlanta over the weekend. RedState is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem Communications, although overseen by Erickson—who is a Fox News Contributor. Salem Communications radio host Hugh Hewitt will be co-hosting the next GOP primary debate in California at the Reagan Library. Erickson told the Washington Examiner he did not invite Carson because he allegedly saw Carson speak at a veteran’s event where Erickson is saying Carson only talked about...
  • Trump: You Will Know that He has Gone Too Far When Ted Cruz Criticizes Him Directly

    08/10/2015 8:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 173 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/09/2015 | Rich Lowrey
    People are again predicting his demise. The widely admired Megyn Kelly is definitely a riskier target for him than John McCain was. But since an enormous amount of his appeal is based on saying outrageous things and not apologizing for them, it’d be foolish to think that anything that has transpired since Thursday will sink him. I wouldn’t be surprised, though, if the debate and its aftermath check or reverse the progress he’d been making in the internals of the polls (higher favorable ratings, fewer Republicans saying they’d never consider voting for him, etc.). I basically only have one barometer...
  • Fiorina Fundraising Spikes After Debate [NBC Online Survey Shows Fiorina, Cruz Gained Most Support]

    08/10/2015 7:19:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/09/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Claiming a spike in fundraising since Thursday night’s debate, Carly Fiorina threw a punch at Donald Trump while also making an appeal to voters currently inclined to support him. “We certainly have seen an uptick in financial support. We’ve seen an uptick in support generally and so, it’s very exciting,” Fiorina told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. “We’re going to talk to as many people as we can through every medium there is. I will continue to do what I’ve done from day one. I will answer any question. I will talk to anyone. I’m not afraid to talk...
  • Carly Fiorina bet on talent over TV ads, and it paid off

    08/10/2015 7:14:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 08/09/2015 | Jon Ward
    CLEVELAND – Carly Fiorina insisted that she wasn’t worried about not making the main Fox News debate stage on Thursday. But so did everybody else who was stuck in the non-primetime debate that preceded it. An hour or so before the former Hewlett-Packard CEO took the stage here with six other lower-tier Republican presidential candidates and delivered a standout performance, her spokeswoman and I chatted in the bowels of the Quicken Loans Arena about Fiorina’s strategy. I asked Sarah Isgur Flores if she wished the super-PAC supporting Fiorina — Carly for America — had done more in June and July...
  • Megyn Kelly takes heat as Donald Trump doubles down, refuses to apologize

    08/10/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2015 | By M. Catharine Evans
    Three days after the GOP debate, the topic on Sunday’s news shows was still Donald Trump vs. Megyn Kelly. Trump refused to apologize for his follow-up comments criticizing Kelly for her “off-base, ridiculous” questions. Kelly countered Trump’s criticism, saying, “If you can’t get past me, how are you gonna handle Vladimir Putin?” Forget the dismemberment and selling of human beings going on at Planned Parenthood, or the 94 million people out of work, or the Obamas taking off for another vacation with their fat-cat friends on Martha’s Vineyard, or veterans getting the shaft while illegals receive free health care, or...
  • Trump: Megyn Kelly should apologize to me

    08/10/2015 7:51:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Businessman Donald Trump on Monday tried to move beyond his controversial remark that Fox News host Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her ... wherever," saying he was not the one who should apologize. "The fact is she asked me a very inappropriate question. She should really be apologizing to me," the Republican presidential candidate said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • Omarosa: Kelly practiced "lowest form of journalism"

    08/09/2015 7:04:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-9-2015 | CNN
    Former 'Apprentice' contestants Omarosa Manigault and Katrina Campins (a Trump employee) defend the businessman.
  • What Happens When You Rescind an Invitation to Trump? (Erickson Whining)

    08/09/2015 7:55:24 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 157 replies
    RedState ^ | 08/09/2015 | Erick Erickson
    What happens when you rescind an invitation to Donald Trump? Well, my RedState email is suddenly maxed out due to a flood of very angry emails. I’ve been called queer, an n-word lover, Megyn Kelly has been referred to as the c-word. My office phone line’s voicemail has also gotten maxed out with angry phone calls. Last night, people were leaving voicemails in my hotel room — having somehow managed to navigate the hotel switch board. At 3 o’clock this morning I had to unplug the phones in my room. My twitter feed is unusable. It’s just angry people, many...
  • NBC Poll: Trump Up Again, Holds 10-Point Lead After Debate (Sorry Erick)

    08/09/2015 7:57:16 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 82 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com/ ^ | August 9, 2015 | Greg Richter
    Businessman Donald Trump remains the leader in the race for the GOP presidential nomination in the wake of the first debate, a new NBC/Survey Monkey poll shows. Businesswoman Carly Fiorina, widely touted as the winner of the earlier "happy hour" debate of the lower-tiered candidates also got good news. She rose six points up to 8 percent – enough to put her in fourth place. If that trend continues in other polls she would earn a spot in the next GOP debate in September between the top 10 candidates. The poll was conducted during a 24-hour period overnight Friday into...
  • Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, And the Power of Disruption

    08/09/2015 7:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | August 9, 2015 | Robert Kuttner, Co-founder and co-editor, 'The American Prospect'
    It was a good week for disruptive innovation. Three protestors affiliated with Black Lives Matter shut down Bernie Sanders yet again, this time at a Seattle rally Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, Donald Trump escalated his disruptive impact on the Republican presidential field, with a post-debate remark implying that Fox reporter Megyn Kelly was menstruating when she asked him provocative questions, fittingly, about his coarse put-downs of women. The two forms of disruption invite comparison. BLM is disrupting the most progressive candidate in the Democratic field. Why? Because in the year since the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the issue of...
  • Republican Assault on Trump May Only Make Him Stronger (This from the Rolling Stone)

    08/09/2015 10:13:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    rollingstone.com ^ | Matt Taibbi
    That Fox and the other "contestants" onstage were ganging up on Trump was clear enough, but it hasn't stopped there. Trump is now also seeing a wave of punditry pieces flowing in from traditional conservative outlets slamming his campaign. The National Review's Jonah Goldberg wrote a long piece this month, "Trump fans, it's time for an intervention." *snip Meanwhile, Rich Lowry at the Review called the debate a "fabulously awful" night for Trump. He slobbered over the rest of the field. He said Bush "made no mistakes, " Christie was "forceful," Carson was "winsome," Kasich "more of a presence than...
  • Trump slaps down question from CNN: Who’s more ‘beloved,’ me or Megyn Kelly?

    08/09/2015 10:06:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 8/9/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump called in to CNN Sunday morning to discuss his campaign, and continue his assault against his GOP rivals, conservative pundits and especially Fox News host Megyn Kelly. He concluded that he’s much more “beloved” than Kelly. “She was very angry because I bested her with a question that was a very unfair question,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper. When Tapper brought up the “blood pouring out of her whatever” comment he’d made to CNN’s Don Lemon, Trump asked, “Do you think I’d make a stupid statement like that?” When he said only a deviant would...
  • Trump on blood remark: no apology necessary, 'I cherish women'

    08/09/2015 10:02:00 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 163 replies
    al Reuters ^ | 08/09/2015 | Doina Chiacu and Megan Cassella
    Embattled Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hit back on Sunday at critics who say he went too far with caustic comments about a U.S. television news anchor, insisting no apology was necessary and defending his relations with women. Trump is under fire for criticizing Fox anchor Megyn Kelly during and after a Republican debate on Thursday. Asked about Kelly in a CNN interview on Friday, Trump said: "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever." The real estate mogul and television personality, who remains ahead of his 16 rivals in the...
  • Michael Savage: Fox Working for Hillary, Megyn 'Portrait of Dorian Gray'

    08/09/2015 8:55:13 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | August 8, 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Talk Show host Michael Savage lambasted Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly Friday for her question to Donald Trump about his documented quotes about women, saying that it's now clear that she's "gone over to the dark side," and saying her new stance is even changing her looks. "It's clear that Martha Washington (one of Savage's nick names for her), Roger Ailes, and Rupert Murdoch are working for Hillary Clinton," the pundit said on The Savage Report on Friday. "It's as clear as a bell that 'Mayhem Kelly' has gone over to the dark side, and frankly her looks are changing."...
  • Jeb Bush booed at RedState Gathering

    08/09/2015 9:50:31 AM PDT · by xzins · 81 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | August 8, 2015 | admin
    Erick Erickson who puts on this yearly Red State Gathering in the middle of summer ‘dis-invited’ Donald Trump over his blood comments about Megyn Kelly. So what did the Red State gathering feature today instead of Trump? How about Jeb Bush, who got booed when he tried to push amnesty on the crowd. Katie PavlichVerified account ‏@KatiePavlich Jeb gets heavily booed multiple times at #RSG15 for comments on illegal immigration In fact, it was bad for Jeb Bush at the Red State Gathering that host Erick Erickson had to really try and push El Jebo on the crowd. Kyle Wingfield...
  • Megyn Kelly Dismisses Debate Criticisms: ‘If You Can’t Get Past Me How Are you Gonna Handle Putin?'

    08/09/2015 9:46:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/08/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Fox News’ Megyn Kelly opened up for the first time this morning about all the criticism she and Fox have gotten about last week’s Republican debate, talking with MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz. And, basically, she took the high road, not necessarily singling out Trump but instead defending her tough questions and saying, “If you can’t get past me, how are you gonna handle Vladimir Putin.” She explained that the goal was, for every candidate, to “drill down to their most vulnerable areas and then give them a chance to explain them” because these same things will most definitely resurface in...
  • How Fox anchor Bret Baier got an instant headline out of Donald Trump

    08/09/2015 9:40:31 AM PDT · by ironman · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 9, 2015 | Stephen Battaglio
    Reporting from Cleveland -- With the Republican presidential debate less than 10 hours away, Fox News anchors Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier sat at a long table with their producers and once again went over the game plan for the big night. They reviewed not just the questions they would ask, but the structure of every query, keeping in mind the constraints of time and the need to avoid repeating topics. As they sorted and re-sorted questions, the unpredictability of real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump was never far from their minds. Baier even had...