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  • Anti-Trump Republicans To Run Ads Against Trump In Key States

    08/27/2016 9:59:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 116 replies
    MSN ^ | Aug. 27, 2016 | Lauren Fox
    The ad is titled "Keep Your Promise," which is a throwback to a comment Trump made early in the campaign that he'd bow out of the presidential race if he was far behind in national polls. "Resign the nomination. Let the RNC replace you so we can beat Hillary," the ad read at the end.
  • China and US to ratify landmark Paris climate deal ahead of G20 summit, sources reveal

    08/27/2016 12:25:35 AM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Li Jing
    China and the United States are set to jointly announce their ratification of a landmark climate change pact before the G20 summit early next month, the South China Morning Post has learned. Senior climate officials from both countries worked late into the night in Beijing on Tuesday to finalise details, and a bilateral announcement is likely to be made on September 2, according to sources familiar with the issue.... ...“There are still some uncertainties from the US side due to the complicated US system in ratifying such a treaty, but the announcement is still quite likely to be ready by...
  • Republican Party MIA

    08/25/2016 7:33:01 AM PDT · by JayAr36 · 46 replies
    08/25/16 | Jayar36
    Our Republican Party???? Where is the party these days. I haven't heard a word from them regarding Hillary's corruption. Are they so afraid of this woman that they have to hide under their desks for fear that she will call them a bad name? Or are they so petty as to let the campaign run out with only Trump calling out the venality of this woman. Are they so cowed by this lying corrupt Democrat party that they will allow Hillary to run her campaign in the shadows while they sit back and gloat, “See we told you so, Trump...
  • Hmmm: GOP winning registration wars in battleground states

    08/22/2016 5:12:15 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Is this a measure of enthusiasm for Donald Trump, or the effectiveness of the RNC’s extensive investment in ground operations? Despite polling that suggests — at the moment — that Republicans will experience a wipeout in swing states in the presidential election, voter registration data shows the GOP gaining momentum. In key swing states, Republican registrations and party-switching has outpaced Democrats, raising questions about enthusiasm and turnout models: Trump’s poll numbers remain dire, but he can point to at least one ray of hope for a turnaround: Republicans have continued gaining ground in recent months in voter registration in Florida,...
  • The Republican Turncoats

    08/23/2016 5:22:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    I asked a successful businessman the other day what he thought about Donald Trump. He turned his thumb down. Wow. "Are you going to vote for Hillary?" I asked with trepidation. "Of course not," he replied, almost insulted by the question. "I understand the concept of a binary decision." I got a similar response when I asked oil magnate T. Boone Pickens whether he would vote for Trump. He looked at me with a quizzical expression and replied: "Well, who else is there to vote for?" Right. Who else is there? Yet, amazingly, a caucus of lifelong Republican politicos in...
  • Some voting happens well before Election Day

    08/22/2016 8:27:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    AP ^ | August 22, 2016 | GARY D. ROBERTSON
    <p>N.C. AP Voters in tightly contested North Carolina have seen the presidential candidates and their surrogates a lot this summer.</p> <p>What helps make the state such a political hot spot is that voting begins there before anywhere else.</p> <p>Election officials begin mailing ballots Sept. 9 to any registered voter in North Carolina who formally requested one. That's the earliest in the country and 60 days before the Nov. 8 election.</p>
  • Donald Trump, With Bare-Bones Campaign, Relies on G.O.P. for Vital Tasks

    08/21/2016 7:08:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 21, 2016 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and RACHEL SHOREY
    Donald J. Trump is leaning heavily on Republican Party organizations to provide crucial campaign functions like getting out the vote, digital outreach and fund-raising, at a time when some leading Republicans have called for party officials to cut off Mr. Trump and focus instead on maintaining control of Congress. Despite an influx of campaign cash from small donors in July, Mr. Trump’s operation still largely resembles the bare-bones outfit that he rode to victory during the primary season, more concert tour than presidential campaign, according to interviews and documents filed with the Federal Election Commission through Saturday night. And some...
  • THE TRUMP SPEECH THAT WILL WIN HIM THE PRESIDENCY

    08/17/2016 8:51:12 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 54 replies
    PowerLine ^ | AUGUST 17, 2016 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    If Trump keeps giving this speech, and variants on it, for the next 90 days he will win the election. He needs, above all, to maintain message discipline. Yesterday, he riffed a bit here and there, but not substantively. He stuck to his script and delivered his message powerfully. He needs to keep that up until Election Day.
  • Early Voting Limits Time for Trump Comeback

    08/16/2016 7:05:00 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Daily Intelligencer ^ | August 16, 2016 | Ed Kilgore
    Early Voting Limits Time for Trump Comeback Every election year, as a matter of habit and convenience, we all talk about “Election Day” as though it is a defined nationwide event. But the reality is far more complex thanks to the advent of widespread no-excuse-required voting prior to Election Day by mail or in person. Indeed, as Patrick Healy of the New York Times reminds us today, nearly a third of the ballots counted in the last presidential general election were cast before Election Day — a figure that regularly rises as states follow a trend toward less traditional voting...
  • House Republicans detail perjury allegations against Clinton (video)

    08/16/2016 12:22:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/16/2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    House Republicans have detailed perjury allegations against Hillary Clinton, citing the apparent conflict between her 2015 congressional testimony about her email practices and the FBI's conclusions announced in July, according to a letter to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. "The four pieces of sworn testimony by Secretary Clinton described herein are incompatible with the FBI's findings," House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., wrote to U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips. "We hope this information is helpful to your office's consideration of our referral." The Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for...
  • A Republican Squish’s Case Against Trump

    08/16/2016 10:20:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/16/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Demagogue Hillary Clinton may be a liar and a crook, but at least she has good values -- argues David Shulman. David Shulman is the latest in the media’s conga line of faceless Republicans and Colin Powell wannabes eager to stick it to GOP primary voters for daring to support the great unwashed vulgarian Donald Trump. Senior economist at the UCLA Anderson Forecast, a self-described “major U.S. economic forecasting group” that is run out of that university’s Anderson School of Management, Shulman makes a confusing, illogical case for electing Hillary Clinton to the highest office in the land.
  • GOP turncoats can run but they can’t hide

    08/16/2016 10:18:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/16/16 | Judi McLeod
    GOP Republicans endorsing Clinton will not be forgotten When Grand Ole’ Party (GOP) peers into the mirror, it no longer sees itself. It sees the rise of populism through a fearless Donald J. Trump. Peering into the mirror causes GOP only anxiety and bone-chilling panic. Special: Vegas Says Goodbye To The Legendary Celine Dion: They can’t wish The Donald away, but that’s precisely what they’re trying to do.
  • NYT’s ‘witless’ protection for Repubs wanting to save Trump from himself Judi McLeod image

    08/15/2016 10:11:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/16 | Judi McLeod
    The 20 cowardly Republicans who ran to the just as cowardly New York Times—which afforded many of them the cover of anonymity—just don’t get it: It is not Donald J. Trump who must change but them. For eight long years, these weasels of both the political and journalistic kind have been part and parcel of enabling Barack Obama’s bogus ‘Hope & Change’ whose change is wholly dedicated to the destruction of a sovereign America.
  • Manafort: Anti-Trump Republicans connected to Clinton

    08/14/2016 6:06:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 8/14/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump's campaign chairman accused a group of Republican national security officials on Sunday of having close ties to Hillary Clinton after they declared their party's presidential nominee "unfit" to be commander-in-chief in an open letter earlier this week. "A lot of them have connections to the Clinton Foundation and have gotten contracts over the last several years to do work for the Clinton Foundation or some of its subsidiaries," Paul Manafort told New York-based radio host John Catsimatidis. "So it is far from an objective group, it is far from a Republican group and it is part of the...
  • Site connected to Russian hackers posts Republican emails

    08/13/2016 4:13:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/12/2016 | Joe Uchill
    A website tied to the hacking scandal of the Democratic Party has now posted a small batch of leaked emails from Republican campaigns and state GOP staffers. The emails on the site, known as DCLeaks, appear to be from state party officials and former Republican presidential candidates, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). The messages range from June to October of 2015. ... Most of the messages coordinate campaign activities, solicit funds, or invite or RSVP to events. The archive is largely the procedural minutia of running campaigns or state parties. The emails include a wide array of constituent email addresses....
  • Penn State College Republicans Dump Trump

    08/13/2016 10:48:35 AM PDT · by tellw · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-11-16 | Anna Giaritelli
    "Our membership was given the chance to vote on whether they would support Donald Trump. We found that a vast majority of the membership, roughly 72 percent, was against having us support him," the group wrote.
  • The Enemy of My Enemy

    08/13/2016 8:05:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/16 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    Why then have many of our Republican luminaries and their masters begun to undermine the Trump campaign? “The enemy of my enemy is my friend”—ancient Sanskrit proverb, 450 BC. Republicans believe they face an unprecedented choice: To Trump or not To Trump. This is ludicrous. There is no choice. Did Roosevelt have a choice about whether to ally with Stalin in WWII? “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” sums up about all there is to know about “a choice.” Conservatives do not face a choice in this election. They are not permitted a choice. The idea of a...
  • NBC poll: Clinton, Ross, Cooper lead in NC

    08/13/2016 1:42:06 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 68 replies
    wral.com ^ | 8/12/16 | Mark Binker
    Raleigh, N.C. — An NBC News - Wall Street Journal poll conducted by the Marist Institute shows Democrats Hillary Clinton, Deborah Ross and Roy Cooper leading their races for the state's presidential electors, U.S. Senate and governor, making it one of the most favorable such surveys of registered voters issued this summer. Read more at http://www.wral.com/-nbc-poll-clinton-ross-cooper-lead-in-nc/15923855/#ms5Oo9seSR64qt7o.99
  • The Santa Fe ConnectionEmails to and from Hillary Clinton show a close relationship with Joe and Val

    08/12/2016 8:36:01 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 11 replies
    Santa Fe Reporter ^ | 8/10/16 | Steven Hsieh
    If Hillary Clinton ever makes a campaign stop in Santa Fe, she’ll have a place to crash. As of 2012, the Democratic presidential nominee has an open invitation from Valerie Plame Wilson and Joe Wilson to visit them in the City Different, where the couple lives in what the New York Times describes as a “sprawling adobe house on a ridge overlooking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.” Clinton maintained close ties with the Wilsons while she served as secretary of state, long after the couple had fled Washington for the private sector, according to emails declassified by the State Department...
  • Support Trump - Not GOP (Vanity question)

    08/12/2016 1:22:56 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Self | 8-12-206 | Self
    Question: Any freepers know the any way for direct support to Trump campaign without donations being split with GOP down ballot?
  • Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration(RINOS ALERT)

    08/11/2016 5:41:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | AUGUST 10, 2016
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R) together with U.S. Congressman Bob Dold (R) and Illinois State Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R) participated in a panel today for illegal immigration liberalization. The panel was hosted by the left-wing Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) and FWD.us, an advocacy organization started by wealthy Democrat businessmen Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Reid Hoffman. Calling illegal immigration "the American Dream," Kirk argued that that it "unlocks human potential faster and better than any other," and that he...
  • The anti-Trump GOP stampede begins

    08/10/2016 2:08:31 PM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    Already this week, a letter from 50 respected Republican foreign-policy gurus announced that they would not support Donald Trump; Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) wrote an op-ed declaring that she would not vote for Trump; and Trump once again roiled the race when he told a packed rally: “By the way, and if [Hillary Clinton] gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. The Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know. But I’ll tell you what, that will be a horrible day.” The Clinton team, not surprisingly, took this as an invitation to commit violence. Michael Hayden,...
  • Fake Republicans for Hillary

    08/05/2016 6:09:23 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Frontpage ^ | August 5, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media is gleefully touting the defection of Republicans to the Hillary camp. In reality, the Republicans who are defecting were never Republicans at all. Take Congressman Richard Hanna. Please. Hanna has announced that he’ll be backing Hillary Clinton. This isn’t so much a change as an admission. Hanna is a retiring lame duck whose Republican credentials are up there with those of fellow Hillary endorsee Michael Bloomberg. Both men are New York politicians who ran as Republicans because of pure political opportunism. No one seriously believed that Bloomberg was a Republican.
  • Clinton wooing a new group of voters: Republicans

    08/04/2016 4:43:48 PM PDT · by Mariner · 25 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | August 4th, 2016 | LISA LERER and CATHERINE LUCEY
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hoping to capitalize on the criticism battering Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has begun portraying support for her candidacy as a patriotic duty of voters. She's broadening her message and appealing directly to Republicans to keep him out of the White House. It's a twist for a Democratic presidential candidate who has some of the highest unpopularity ratings in history. But aides believe Trump's controversial campaign and the chaos it's caused within the Republican Party offers a unique opportunity. In Ohio recently, Clinton urged Republicans "to pick country over party." She told several thousand at a union...
  • Clinton Republicans, Trump Democrats: See Who's Defecting This Election

    08/04/2016 11:16:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug. 4, 2016 | Meg Anderson
    As both parties struggle with unity this election, more non-traditional endorsements seem to be coming every day. Several prominent Republicans announced this week that they plan to vote for Hillary Clinton and at least one high-profile Democrat has backed Donald Trump. Crossing over isn't new — there have been Obama Republicans, Reagan Democrats and a number of other defectors across the years.
  • Electoral College Elector Vows Not To Vote For Trump (in Georgia)

    08/03/2016 5:03:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/03/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Georgia is one of 21 states that does not require its electors on the Electoral College to abide by the popular vote results in the states, and Georgia elector Baoky Vu is pledging not to give his vote to Republican nominee Donald Trump. Vu is a longtime GOP activist who released a statement Wednesday that said, “This is the Republican Party of Lincoln and Reagan and Romney and Ryan, not the Party of Donald Trump.”
  • 96 Hours of Stunning Globalist Panic Continues – Tick Tock, Tick Tock…

    08/02/2016 6:17:47 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 25 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 2, 2016 | Sundance
    The past 96 hours of media onslaught have evidenced what most of you already know, the ‘at risk’ financial interests of the UniParty are going hard against Donald Trump from every imaginable angle. The timing is specific, the UniParty affiliates are trying to do the narrative damage before people become distracted with the Rio Olympic games. Hopefully none of this has come as a surprise to CTH readers. At least those who have been here since we first discovered the intent of the Wall Street / UniParty legislative agenda in the fall of 2013, and began exposing their specific and...
  • List Of Establishment Republicans That Say They Are Voting For Hillary Is Staggering (Not to us!)

    08/02/2016 2:02:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 68 replies
    thedailycoin.org ^ | 8/2/16 | Michael Snyder
    Who would have ever believed that so many big names in the Republican Party would publicly pledge to vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election? All throughout the primaries and the caucuses, the Republican establishment expressed tremendous disdain for Donald Trump, but they were unable to derail his march to the nomination. Now that we have reached the general election, some of the biggest names in the GOP are actually taking the unprecedented step of crossing over to the other side and are publicly announcing their support for Hillary Clinton. This shows that many of these individuals were only...
  • Joe McCarthy was brought down by attacks on his decency. Trump will lose the same way.

    08/02/2016 10:53:39 AM PDT · by Enchante · 152 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 1, 2016 | Harold Pollack
    What the Khans can teach us about the Republican nominee's vulnerabilities.... ....Khan’s words call to mind another unexpected moment from more than 60 years ago, when another dignified lawyer rebuked Sen. Joe McCarthy.... ....Welch drew blood from McCarthy with his famous question: “Have you no sense of decency, sir?”
  • President Obama Declares Donald Trump 'Unfit' to Be President

    08/02/2016 9:30:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 92 replies
    NBC | August 2, 2016
    President Obama Declares Donald Trump 'Unfit' to Be President Obama to GOP: Why keep endorsing him? 5:03 President Barack Obama called Donald Trump "unfit" and "woefully unprepared" to be president on Tuesday, his strongest comments yet against the Republican presidential nominee. During a press conference at the White House with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Obama posed the question to the Republican Party: "If you are repeatedly having to say what Trump says is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him?"
  • Party In Crony Capitalism Revolt Holds Convention at Government-Owned Hotel

    08/01/2016 8:39:30 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/27/2016 | Derek Draplin
    As Republican Party delegates head to Cleveland to nominate a presidential candidate, most are probably unaware that the convention is being hosted by a taxpayer-funded hotel, the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. The Wall Street Journal reports that the hotel is actually a government project, owned by Cuyahoga County via an arrangement with an entity known as a port authority. (Some GOP legislators have been promoting one in Michigan as well.) According to the Journal, taxpayers are liable for the debt this entity incurred to create the $276 million facility. ForTheRecord says: The taxpayer-subsidized facilities won’t seem unusual to some Michigan GOP...
  • Democrats mentioned Donald Trump more than Republicans did

    08/01/2016 7:30:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/01/16 | MATTHEW VADUM
    Trump Trump Trump Democrats had Republican nominee Donald Trump stuck in their heads last week. According to the Sacramento-based Western Journalism Center, speakers at the just concluded Democratic National Convention mentioned him more than speakers at his own Republican National Convention the week before.
  • Charles Koch: Still anti-Trump, but it’s ‘blood libel’ that he’d back Clinton

    08/01/2016 4:59:07 AM PDT · by Enchante · 26 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 1, 2016 | Rebecca Ballhaus
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Billionaire Charles Koch called the notion that he would support Democrat Hillary Clinton in the general election “blood libel,” while doubling down on his assertion that he wouldn’t support Republican Donald Trump. “The first thing I want to do is correct a rumor that the media keeps stimulating, and that is that I’m probably going to support Hillary,” Koch told a group of about 400 donors. He added, to a round of cheers: “That is a blood libel,” using a term that refers to the anti-Semitic belief that Jews used the blood of Christian children to...
  • BOOM! Bernie offers sage advice to republicans after nomination theft

    07/29/2016 5:01:24 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 21 replies
    Bernie Sanders put out this statement on Twitter, following the theft of his nomination at the Democratic convention. Think he's talking about Hillary? We do. @BernieSanders: "Republicans: try winning elections based on your ideas and your character, not on the amount of money you can collect from billionaires." 5:04 PM - 29 Jul 2016
  • PAUL RYAN, Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz Headline #NeverTrump Conference in August

    07/29/2016 5:08:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 60 replies
    The GatewayPundt ^ | 07/29/16 | Jim Hoft
    Speaker Paul Ryan, TV host Glenn Beck, and Lyin Ted Cruz will headline the August Redstate #NeverTrump conference in Denver. The headliners are staunch #NeverTrumpers. Paul Ryan’s primary is on August 9, 2016. The #NeverTrump conference is August 12-14. Other notables speaking at the conference include #NeverTrumpers Senator Ben Sasse, Governor Nikki Haley, Carly Fiorina, Ken Cuccinelli, Katie Pavlich, Guy Benson, Hugh Hewitt and Erick Erickson. are the featured speakers at the annual RedState gathering in Denver in August. Maybe Hillary Clinton will make a surprise appearance?
  • Vanity: PICS from the Donald Trump Event in Toledo Tonight

    07/27/2016 7:50:44 PM PDT · by RC one · 67 replies
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  • USC Dornsife/LA Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll [July 28]

    07/28/2016 1:06:19 AM PDT · by Enchante · 43 replies
    Every day, we invite one-seventh of the members of the UAS election panel to answer three predictive questions: What is the percent chance that… (1) you will vote in the presidential election? (2) you will vote for Clinton, Trump, or someone else? and (3) Clinton, Trump or someone else will win? As their answers come in, we update the charts daily (just after midnight) with an average of all of the prior week’s responses.
  • GOP Convention Notes: 50,000 Attendees, Lots and Lots of Police

    07/27/2016 11:24:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/24/2016 | Derek Draplin
    CLEVELAND — For more than a week, barricades and almost four miles of nine-foot-tall security fencing have enclosed a perimeter encompassing several blocks of the city’s downtown. No, it’s not a post-apocalyptic scene from “The Walking Dead." It’s the borderline martial law at the 2016 Republican National Convention. In preparation for the 50,000 visitors flooding Cleveland for the convention, main arteries into the city are cut off, making way for "stand-off distance" around Quicken Loans Arena, the primary convention venue. Of the 50,000 attendees, 12,470 delegates, 2,302 alternate delegates, and 15,000 journalists converged on the city for the convention. The...
  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin calls on GOP to unite behind Trump

    07/24/2016 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Innovative
    UPI ^ | July 24, 2016 | Eric DuVall
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin addressed the Republican National Convention on Thursday, saying Donald Trump will unify the Grand Old Party and the country around shared values of economic prosperity and the commitment to a strong national defense. Fallin, who is the first female governor in the state's history, told delegates Trump will rebuild the military and defeat terrorism. "He believes in peace through strength and will defeat radical Islamic terrorists who seek to destroy our nation," she said.
  • Twitter accused of suppressing DNC Wikileaks story

    07/24/2016 2:09:35 AM PDT · by cba123 · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/22/16 11:28 PM | Rudy Takala (@RudyTakala)
    Twitter lit up Friday night with allegations that it tried to suppress news that secret-leaking website Wikileaks exposed thousands of emails obtained from the servers of the Democratic National Committee. Friday afternoon, users noted, "#DNCLeaks" was trending, with more than 250,000 tweets about it on the platform. By Friday evening, it vanished completely from the site's "trending" bar for at least 20 minutes. It returned as "#DNCLeak" after users erupted, though it was too late to quell their rage. (Please see link for full story.)
  • The Left in Fever Pitch After RNC

    07/23/2016 2:01:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Plizette ^ | Updated 23 Jul 2016 at 10:47 AM | Laura Ingraham
    As for the notion that Reagan's rhetoric was purely positive and aspirational — here's a line from his speech at the 1980 convention: "Back in 1976, [Jimmy] Carter said, 'Trust me.' And a lot of people did. Now, many of those people are out of work. Many have seen their savings eaten away by inflation. Many others on fixed incomes, especially the elderly, have watched helplessly as the cruel tax of inflation wasted away their purchasing power. And, today, a great many who trusted Mr. Carter wonder if we can survive the Carter policies of national defense." One other point:...
  • Republican women for Hillary (vanity)

    07/23/2016 3:56:17 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 72 replies
    7/23/16 | GrandJediMasterYoda
    I was driving home from work a hour ago listening to Faux news on the satellite car radio and almost drove off the road. Was I imagining it, or did I just listen to an interview of a woman who belongs to a group called "Republican women for Hillary"?? This woman who further went on to say something to the effect of "Hillary has the integrity and experience that Trump does not have" and that "the group is growing nationwide among CONSERVATIVE Republican women" I was like WHAT?? WHAT?? I almost rear ended the car in front of me from...
  • WaPo: Why Republicans should vote for Hillary Clinton

    07/22/2016 5:47:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Stubbs
    We can't have President Trump, and she could do more to advance conservative ideas than he would. With the theatrics and tumult of the Republican National Convention behind us, many Republicans remain steadfast in their opposition to Donald Trump to be president of the United States. The reason is simple: Their conscience says he does not reflect their principles, nor those of our Republican Party. Trump’s isolationist approach, bombastic rhetoric and ignorance of issues are not things we can be proud to support. The president is the commander in chief, a role model for our children and America’s top ambassador...
  • Trump Considers Continental Resources’ Harold Hamm for DOE Pick

    07/21/2016 9:17:25 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 8 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 21-07-2017 | Hamm
    With the Republican National Convention wrapping up this week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is considering nominating one notable fracking CEO to become his Secretary of Energy if he wins the November election. Reuters reports that Donald Trump is leaning towards appointing Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, to take over the Department of Energy. If such an event were to occur, it would be the first time that an energy secretary came directly from the oil and gas industry. Harold Hamm spoke at the Republican Convention on Wednesday night, where he spoke about the need for the U.S. to...
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 4 July 21, 2016 starts @ 7:20pm ET

    07/21/2016 2:28:34 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,706 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...
  • Pride before the fall: Too many Republican candidates do not honor their pledge

    07/21/2016 3:37:03 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2016 | Howard J. Warner
    The third night of the Republican National Convention provided observers with that moment of true ethics and honor. Governor Kasich has not attended the convention and will not endorse Donald Trump. He claims to be a man of conviction, but what conviction? Or is he a sore loser? What about Governor Jeb Bush, who will not attend? Is he still upset because he was called a loser or low energy? Did he think the $100 million raised by his campaign should ensure his victory? Could they be willing to elect Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump? Would they saddle us with...
  • Here is what Cruz should have said (Vanity)

    07/20/2016 11:35:24 PM PDT · by Piranha · 45 replies
    July 21, 2016 | Piranha
    Cruz killed his political career tonight. He became personally embittered about Donald Trump and found himself temperamentally unable to endorse Trump for President. By doing this, he strengthened Hillary's campaign and the potential for the destruction of America. Cruz didn't have to do this. He could have stayed true to his convictions, as misguided as they are, and still endorsed Trump. As Cruz noted, the Republican Party was established in order to abolish slavery and free black people in America. Abraham Lincoln was our first President. People may be unaware of this, but midway through the Civil War the Grand...
  • Oil Industry CEO Claims Democrats Have Done More For Oil

    07/20/2016 11:38:59 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 16 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 20-07-2016 | GOPConvention
    With the Republican National Convention set to wrap up on Thursday, and the Democratic National Convention getting ready to kick off in Philadelphia next week, one prominent oil executive is noting that the industry has fared better under Democrats than Republicans. Scott Sheffield, CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources, says that he has noticed the trend during his 42 years in the business. That may sound strange considering the two parties’ diverse platforms when it comes to energy. The Republican party is touting deregulation and has said that it does not support the Paris Climate Accords. Going a few steps further,...
  • Milo and the Log Cabin Republicans' Program for America's Young People

    07/20/2016 7:30:13 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 30 replies
    Freep | 07/21/2016 | Charles O'Connell
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    07/19/2016 11:58:42 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,397 replies
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