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  • Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo Introduces Gun Control Bill for Bump Stocks (Goes beyond bump stocks)

    10/11/2017 3:51:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 10, 2017 | AWR Hawkin
    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) put forward a gun control bill Tuesday designed to ban the manufacture, sale, or possession of bump stock accessories in the United States. Breitbart News reported that Barack Obama’s ATF approved bump stocks for sale because they are accessories, not conversion devices. In other words, they do not convert a semiautomatic into an automatic. Curbelo gets around this with legislation that bans accessories that “increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic 16 rifle but [do] not convert” it into an automatic. ... Curbelo’s bill, which is yet to be titled, focuses on accessories that speed...
  • Vanity - Democrats disappear in Alabama Primary.

    08/15/2017 8:01:59 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 16 replies
    There are, according to the SOS of Alabama, 3,281,781 registered voters within the state. When the final tallies of the total votes cast in the primary election tonight are revealed, roughly 12-20 percent of eligible voters voted, about 400,000 for Republicans and a paltry 150,000 for Democrats. I suspect a good number of illegal and fraud Democrat voters refrained from voting for obvious reasons, but, no will ever know what that number was or is. I just think many Democrats just sat on their hands and did not turn out to vote. Good news for Trump & Company. Devastating news...
  • Alabama Senate Primary tonight. Polls close 8PM. Brooks, Strange, Moore (LIVE THREAD)

    08/15/2017 4:01:37 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 200 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | August 15, 2017
    Race Preview After weeks of ads, mostly on behalf of incumbent Senator Luther Strange, the votes start rolling in tonight after 8pm EDT. Strange faces strong competition from former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who has led him in the polling average by about 5-6 points, and from Huntsville Congressman Mo Brooks, who has trailed Strange in the average by a little over the same margin. If polling is correct, Strange and Moore will advance to the September 26th runoff. We anticipate the first results will roll in within thirty minutes of polls closing. We’ll have comparison charts...
  • Trump's popularity faces test in Alabama's Senate race

    08/15/2017 11:34:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 15, 2017 | by Joseph Ax
    Voters in Alabama head to the polls on Tuesday to choose Republican and Democratic nominees for a U.S. Senate seat, in a race that has been dominated by debate over President Donald Trump. Nine Republicans and seven Democrats are competing in the respective primaries, with little expectation that any candidate will reach the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff election next month between the top two vote-getters in each contest. The outcome in the Republican primary could give an indication whether Trump remains popular nine months after he easily won Alabama in the presidential election. Luther Strange is...
  • Alabama Senate primary 2017 latest updates: Trump tweets 'big day for Alabama'

    08/15/2017 9:11:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | August 15, 2017 | By Leada Gore
    Trump still stumping for Luther Strange. On Tuesday, the president tweeted: "Big day in Alabama. Vote for Luther Strange, he will be great!" It's the third time the president has spoken out in favor of Strange, who was appointed to the seat after Sen. Jeff Sessions was confirmed as U.S. Attorney General. Voters will go to the polls today in the first step towards deciding Alabama's next U.S. Senator.
  • Will Paul Ryan Suffer the Cantor Fate?

    06/30/2017 8:15:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/30/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Will Paul Ryan be “Cantored” by a bike rider with arm tattoos in his 2018 primary challenge or be taken out in the general by a Democrat whose twitter bona fides cover important coalition pools such as Father, Army veteran, Ironworker, cancer survivor? Paul Nehlen, who lost to Ryan in their primary race, called the Speaker "a soulless globalist from the Democrat Wing of the Uni-Party!" The Everyman businessman from Delaven with a very impressive business profile drove a big yellow dump truck all around their southeastern WI district emblazoned with "Get the DIRT on Ryan at DumpPaulRyan.com." Nehlen, a...
  • Pollsters miss mark again on Trump voters in Virginia Republican governor’s primary

    06/17/2017 2:48:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2017 | Stephen Dinan and Seth McLaughlin
    Pollsters had major trouble spotting the surge of support for Corey Stewart in Virginia’s Republican governor’s primary this week, suggesting they still can’t figure out how to successfully survey Trump supporters. Mr. Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and onetime Trump campaign chairman in Virginia, ran as the Trump figure in the race, pursuing an anti-establishment message that centered around a tough approach to illegal immigration. Polling — which was strikingly infrequent — showed Mr. Stewart failing to crack 20 percent support, trailing Ed Gillespie, the putative front-runner, by as much as 27 percent. In the...
  • Conservative beats centrist in GOP congressional primary [SC: Richard Norman v. Tommy Pope]

    05/19/2017 6:19:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2017 2:49 PM EDT
    Conservative Ralph Norman has beaten the more centrist, establishment candidate for the Republican nomination for an open U.S. House seat in South Carolina and now faces the task of keeping the seat in GOP hands. The State Election Commission certified the results of this week’s runoff election after a recount Friday. Not a single vote changed from Tuesday’s count. Norman finished with a 221-vote win out of more than 35,000 ballots cast. Norman defeated Tommy Pope, the second-ranking Republican in the state House and a prosecutor who received national fame for prosecuting child killer Susan Smith nearly 23 years ago....
  • Natural Progression of 2010, 2014, 2016 to 2018: DJT will Primary K-Street RINOs

    05/01/2017 7:43:05 PM PDT · by txhurl · 6 replies
    freerepublic.com | 5/1/2017 | history
    '10: Tea Party surges conservatives in the House. Zero sics Lerner for the 501C(3)s and Koskinen after Robert Mercer. '14: Dems crossover after ISIS, Ebola, Obamacare, other make it clear the RATS/Uniparty are intentionally terrorizing Americans. '16: Dems perform the ultimate crossover - 12 million - to elect our President, now fully cognizant their Party has been hijacked. '18: Ex-Dems unite with conservatives to oust the Uniparty that brought us the happenings of today. Mr. President, you must tell us now whom of the obstructionists to jettison, and who to support as primary opponents. There is no time to waste.
  • In GOP primary, Wagner runs on gas tax increase

    04/12/2017 10:52:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Press ^ | April 11, 2017 | Travis Fain
    State Sen. Frank Wagner, a Republican candidate for governor, said Monday he'd like to turn much of U.S. 58 into an interstate as part of his plan to juice transportation construction in Virginia with an increase in the gas tax. The increase, part of a tiered plan that would charge more per gallon when prices are low, then roll back the rate when prices rise, wouldn't just affect rates in Hampton Roads or Northern Virginia, which have regional taxes. It would be statewide in implementation and effect, Wagner said. Wagner is charting an unusual course in this GOP primary: running...
  • South Carolina U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford: Trump threatened to back primary challenger against me

    03/30/2017 2:52:58 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    WASHINGTON — Against the backdrop of crumbling negotiations over the GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump said last week he wanted to oust incumbent U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in 2018. The South Carolina Republican told The Post and Courier that Trump chose to convey this message through an intermediary: White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney, a former member of the S.C. congressional delegation, co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus and a friend. "'The president asked me to look you square in the eyes and to say that he hoped that you voted ‘no’...
  • Utah Legislature Passes Bill to Hold Presidential Primaries

    03/15/2017 11:56:15 AM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | March 15, 2017 | Richard Winger
    On March 9, the Utah legislature passed HB 204. It says in future presidential years, Utah will hold presidential primaries. The bill does not include details such as how candidates get on the ballot, or when the primary will be, or whether all qualified parties are included. Those will be fleshed out in next year’s legislature session.
  • Laura Ingraham, Carly Fiorina Poll Dead Even In Virgina Senate Race (GOPe vs Populist Primary)

    02/20/2017 12:11:03 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2.19.17 ast
    Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and national radio host Laura Ingraham are polling dead even in the Virginia Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Friday. The two would face off in a Republican Primary before challenging Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, who recently concluded his bid for vice president under Hillary Clinton. Both Fiorina and Ingraham are polling at 36 percent in a head-to-head against Kaine. Kaine fared better over Fiorina, earning 57 percent compared to her 36 percent, one percent better than he fared against Ingraham. Kaine earned 56 percent against the conservative radio host. Neither woman was...
  • A GOP ace in the hole?

    01/24/2008 7:07:40 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 33 replies · 189+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2008 | Mark Goodman
    Beyond the melodrama of Sen. Hillary Clinton's tears-on-her-pillow triumph in New Hampshire and her gaming victory in Nevada lies the profoundly disturbing question of the Clintons' hidden record of suspected crimes. It's that very record which likely prompted Sen. John Kerry's sudden endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama just two days after Mrs. Clinton's first primary win, followed by two more supportive votes from ranking congressional Democrats. Their swift response was a clear sign that ranking Democratic colleagues are determined to derail Mrs. Clinton. Why? Because there exists a vault of information American voters are not aware of concerning the Clintons...
  • Sarkozy Defeated In Primary For French Right's Presidential Candidate

    11/20/2016 9:02:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Guardian ^ | November 20, 2016 | Angelique Chrisafis
    Sarkozy Defeated In Primary For French Right's Presidential Candidate Former prime ministers François Fillon and Alain Juppé face second vote on 27 November, after Nicolas Sarkozy suffers humiliating rejection Angelique Chrisafis in Paris 20 November 2016 Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s political career has been effectively ended, after he was dealt a humiliating defeat on Sunday by his former prime minister François Fillon in the first round of the race to choose the rightwing Republican party’s candidate for the presidency next spring. Fillon, a socially conservative, free-market reformer who admires Margaret Thatcher and voted against same-sex marriage, came close to...
  • Jeb Bush donors want a rematch in 2020

    09/26/2016 9:39:55 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 110 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9-24-2016 | Brian Niemietz
    Jeb Bush in 2020, anyone? Sources close to Jeb Bush’s failed run at the 2016 presidency say the “low-energy” candidate has been back in touch with supporters. They believe he’s popping up to “feel them out” for another run and, according to at least one big contributor, they're in! “Bush has been quietly making telephone calls to his supporters, bundlers and donors, to talk about the state of the county and the economy, and the energy business, why would he do that?” asks one insider, who concludes “he's running in four years.” Before he was trounced by Donald Trump, Bush...
  • Sources: Bill Nojay committed suicide in cemetery

    09/09/2016 10:30:29 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 81 replies
    WHEC news ^ | 9/9/2016 | WHEC Reporter
    Sources tell News10NBC that Assemblyman Bill Nojay has committed suicide. Officers were called to the Riverside Cemetery on Lake Avenue around 9:20 Friday morning for reports of shots fired. Sources say Nojay, 59, was found dead due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The New York Daily News reports Nojay was at his family burial plot. Investigator Frank Camp says officers saw a man shoot himself. At this time investigators are not making a connection to Bill Nojay. The investigation is ongoing. We're told Nojay was supposed to turn himself in on Friday for fraud charges. According to a report from...
  • John McCain wins his primary, promptly gives up on Donald Trump

    09/02/2016 1:45:31 PM PDT · by detective · 93 replies
    Literally one day after winning his primary, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) gave up on Donald Trump. In fact, McCain now sounds a bit like he's betting on Trump losing — or, at least, looking like a loser for the rest of the campaign season — to help him win a sixth term in the Senate. In a gauzy, five-minute YouTube video released Wednesday, McCain looks directly at the camera and says: "My opponent, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, is a good person. But if Hillary Clinton is elected president, Arizona will need a senator who will act as a check — not...
  • Rep. Corrine Brown voted out of office

    08/31/2016 5:46:15 AM PDT · by yuleeyahoo · 32 replies
    News 104.5 WOKV ^ | August 30, 2016 | WOKV News Team
    She's served the Jacksonville area in Congress for over 20 years. Facing a new district map and a federal indictment, 12-term incumbent Democrat Corrine Brown has lost narrowly to former State Representative and State Senator Al Lawson in Tuesday's primary for the District 5 Congressional seat. Lawson will now face Republican Glo Smith in November.
  • Colorado Senate Primaries Results

    08/30/2016 7:09:17 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    D. Glenn 37.8% 130,034 J. Graham 24.6% 84,639 R. Blaha 16.5% 56,665 J. Keyser 12.5% 43,102 R. Frazier 8.7% 30,000