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  • 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 · 3,595 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 · 29 replies
    Freep | 07/21/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    "They're just like us, only different". No, you and I don't customarily put up photos of naked children at our "parties:" The background to Milo's speech at his political get-together tacitly announces that the Log Cabin Republicans have normalized the exploitation of America's children.youtube.com/watch?v=i05eXluAQ18 Breitbart is featuring coverage of the Daily Show crew "clicking" bystanders recording they themselves conducting "interviews", so the bystanders could later compare their video with the Daily Show report for unfair editing. (Melissa Click was the Mizzou professor videoed calling for "some muscle" against a photographer who was recording political activity on a college campus.) The...
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 3 July 20, 2016 starts @ 7pm ET

    07/19/2016 11:58:42 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,395 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...
  • RNC protesters are getting vile (BLM, KKK & Westboro throw urine at each other)

    07/19/2016 6:44:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 19, 2016 | Staff
    CLEVELAND — Police broke up skirmishes between groups of demonstrators a few blocks from the Republican National Convention as large crowds formed Tuesday afternoon. There was no immediate word on any arrests or injuries. Members of the KKK, Black Lives Matter, and Westboro Baptist Church reportedly threw urine at each other and police had to step in in an attempt to keep the peace, a police spokesperson told KPLC. A scuffle also broke out when conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones started speaking in downtown’s Public Square. Police on bicycles pushed back a surging crowd, and Jones was...
  • Norovirus outbreak reported among GOP convention staffers

    07/19/2016 10:32:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Several staffers for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are reportedly being quarantined after falling ill from the norovirus. Nearly a dozen California Republican staffers are being quarantined an hour outside of Cleveland in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus, according to Stat News. The GOP staffers displayed symptoms of norovirus, but health officials are still running tests to confirm the cause of their illness. “We’ve got about 11 who have been sick over the last few days, and we’ve been out there every day and working with them to eliminate the spread [between] the resort and...
  • 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...
  • Newt: It's a 'Betrayal' If Cruz Doesn't Endorse Trump During Convention Speech

    07/18/2016 5:12:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 159 replies
    Townhall.com (The publisher of the article) ^ | July 18, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien (The author who wrote the piece)
    Newt Gingrich spoke with Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren live from Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Day One of the RNC convention Monday night. At the beginning of their conversation, they addressed the controversy around who is and who isn’t present at the convention as the Republican Party gets ready to crown Donald Trump their 2016 nominee. At least one speaker, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), has yet to endorse the GOP nominee. Susteren asked Gingrich if he believed Trump’s former presidential opponent would finally announce his support for Trump during his speech Wednesday night. “Well I hope he does” endorse...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • "Conscience Amendment" rule fails

    07/14/2016 7:08:04 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 166 replies
    RNC Rules Committee
    The amendment to unbind delegates and allow them to vote "their conscience" has been soundly defeated in the RNC Rules Committee
  • Anti-Trump Republicans urge Kasich to run as part of last-ditch bid

    07/12/2016 12:53:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2016 | Fox News
    The stop-Trump movement isn't dead yet -- and Ohio Gov. John Kasich could be their last hope. Republicans opposed to Donald Trump’s 2016 bid reportedly are making a fresh pitch for Kasich to step up as an alternative candidate ahead of the party’s convention in Cleveland. Former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey asked Kasich allies Sunday to contact the former presidential candidate and urge him to offer himself as an alternative at the convention, according to Cleveland.com. "Given our shared effort in the Kasich campaign, I am sure you agree," Humphrey reportedly wrote. "But, John needs encouragement to make the...
  • Jeb! says Trump will never build his Mexico wall and his believers will 'feel betrayed'...

    07/11/2016 4:55:51 PM PDT · by Enchante · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Former GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush shared some rather dismal predictions for a Donald Trump presidency, but, so far, didn't discount that it could happen. Bush sat down for his first conversation since Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee chatting with his brother's former White House communications director Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC. The former Florida governor, who dropped his bid for the White House in February on the night of the South Carolina primary, said voters will 'feel betrayed' by Trump because some of his campaign promises – from building a Mexican border wall to banning non-American Muslims from the...
  • Trump declares himself 'law and order candidate,' calls for anti-police 'hostility' to end

    07/11/2016 2:04:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 11, 2016
    Donald Trump, in the wake of last week’s deadly attack on Dallas police and a fresh wave of protests over police-involved shootings, voiced his full-throated support Monday for America’s law enforcement and declared himself the “law and order candidate.” The presumptive Republican presidential nominee put himself foursquare behind police at a combustible time in the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Speaking at an address in Virginia Beach originally billed as a veterans policy speech, Trump opened by discussing the deep challenges police face. “We will always stand with you,” Trump said. He compared the atmosphere to...
  • Another Worthless Republican Hearing

    07/10/2016 11:40:26 PM PDT · by Enchante · 17 replies
    Real Climate Science Blog ^ | July 7, 2016 | Tony Heller
    All the Republicans needed to do today was this: 1) Get Comey to talk about Hillary’s NDA – where she agreed that classified information was “marked or unmarked” – and which listed severe criminal penalties for failing to protect it. 2) Get Comey to admit that Hillary had potentially exposed critical security information to our enemies. 3) Get Comey to admit that Hillary lied repeatedly about her actions. 4) Get Comey to admit that Hillary’s decision to direct all of her E-mails to her home server was intentional. 5) Get Comey to admit that the job of Secretary of State...
  • Local Officials Must Protect Citizens from Federal Tyranny

    07/10/2016 9:15:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/10/16 | James Wilson
    Most world governments have historically given way to tyranny when allowed to seize too much control over their people. However, American citizens, accustomed to unprecedented freedom, will only endure a “long train of abuses” for so long. When the federal government behaves more like a king and master than a servant by plundering fundamental rights through unjust laws, decrees, or bureaucratic policies, it is the duty of state and local officials to stand against it. For this very reason, America’s Framers established the essential principle of “dual jurisdiction.” According to the 10th Amendment, the bulk of governmental authority is retained...
  • Companies bail out on GOP convention after facing pressure

    07/09/2016 12:08:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 85 replies
    AP ^ | July 9, 2016 | Brandon Bailey
    Donald Trump has promised to liven up this year's Republican National Convention. But some of America's biggest corporations are bailing on the party. Apple recently became the latest company to give the GOP's presumptive nominee the cold shoulder; it won't contribute money or products to the Republicans' big shindig in Cleveland this month. HP Inc. is also withholding support, while Microsoft is giving products only, not cash. Beyond the tech industry, Ford, JPMorgan Chase and United Parcel Service have opted to withhold support.
  • Congressional Black Caucus Blames Republicans For Dallas Massacre

    07/08/2016 10:22:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Democrat Rep. G.K. Butterfield blamed Republicans for the five officers who were massacred by a racially motivated gunman in Dallas Thursday night. “The Republicans in Congress are refusing to address gun violence in America that targets black men and black women and Hispanic men and Hispanic women and, yes, even police officers,” Butterfield said while flanked by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus — just hours after five officers were shot and killed while trying to protect protestors who were rallying against police brutality....
  • Size does matter especially when considering sample sizes in a poll

    07/08/2016 8:46:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/8/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The phrase is “psy-ops.” In military parlance what the Democrat controlled pollsters have been pulling on us is called “psy-ops.” Psy-ops are short for psychological operations – messing with your enemy’s mind to drain his will to fight. Lately the clearest example of enemy pys-ops has been practiced by Reuters who lied by reporting that Hillary Clinton was leading Donald Trump by 14 points. This was supposed to cause a massive collapse of morale among Trump supporters which would have been the predictable result; but nothing of the sort happened. Oh of course there were those on our side who...
  • Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans

    07/07/2016 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2016 | 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.
  • Andrew McCarthy: ‘FBI Rewrote the Statute’ to Give Hillary Clinton a Pass

    07/07/2016 7:07:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2016 | Dan Rieh
    Andrew McCarthy: ‘FBI Rewrote the Statute’ to Give Hillary Clinton a Pass by Dan Rieh l6 Jul 2016 Washington, DC Andrew McCarthy, senior fellow at National Review and former assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon Wednesday about FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend an indictment for Hillary Clinton. McCarthy said he was “disheartened” by Tuesday’s events, adding, “It was a spotlight on what is no longer a nation of laws, not of men.” He continued: I thought the case [Comey] laid out was...
  • No federal funding for two Baltimore transportation projects

    07/06/2016 8:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 6, 2016 | Michael Dresser and Colin Campbell
    Baltimore came up empty-handed Wednesday when the federal government turned down Maryland's request for $231 million to fund two large transportation projects. The state had been seeking $76.1 million in federal assistance for an Interstate 95 interchange project to spur redevelopment at the 160-acre Port Covington site in South Baltimore where Sagamore Development wants to build a mixed-use project with a new Under Armour corporate campus, housing, retail and more. The state also came up short on its bid for $155 million to help alleviate the freight rail bottleneck caused by the obsolete design of the Howard Street Tunnel, which...
  • Trump announces $51 million fundraising in June

    07/06/2016 3:57:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 6, 2016 | Nick Gass and Isaac Arnsdorf
    Donald Trump's fundraising sprang to life in June, pulling in a $51 million for the month and smashing totals from all previous months. The campaign said slightly more than half of which came from the team's burgeoning digital and small-dollar operation, between the campaign itself and its joint venture with the Republican National Committee. But Trump's skeletal campaign still trails far behind Hillary Clinton relied on the Republican Party and the billionaire's own wallet for about half its haul. By comparison, Clinton raised $68.5 million: $40.5 million to the campaign, and $28 million to the Democratic National Committee and state...
  • Republicans demand FBI release investigative files on Hillary Clinton

    07/05/2016 3:48:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Top Republicans said Tuesday that the FBI needs to release details of its investigative files on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if it wants voters to accept its conclusion that her carelessness with top secret information doesn’t rise to the level of a prosecutable crime. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend prosecution “defies explanation,” and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley said Mr. Comey needs to do more to convince Americans he made the right call. “If it wants to avoid giving the impression that the FBI was pulling punches,...
  • LIVE:Trump Rally in Raleigh! 7/05/2016 @ the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts @ 7pm EDT.

    07/04/2016 4:43:54 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 739 replies
    Tuesday, July 5, 2016: RSBN will provide live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Raleigh, NC at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. Live coverage of the event will begin at approx. 6:30 PM EDT, with the event beginning at 7:00 PM EDT. Raleigh, NC Watch the LIVE stream of the event below: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
  • The continuing reign of terror in Iran

    07/04/2016 3:34:37 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 9 replies
    Keyvan Salami
    Three years into the tenure of Hassan Rouhani who himself and many in the West promised to be a “moderate” and “reformist” poised to bring about change in Iran, we have only witnessed an unprecedented spike in human rights violations, including horrendous public floggings and especially executions. Overt 2,400 executions in the past three years is the report card Iran and Rouhani carry, with Amnesty International and many other international human rights organizations registering Iran sent nearly 1,000 people to the gallows in 2015 alone. Various religious minorities, including Arabs, Baha’is, Christians, Jews and others have also been targeted...
  • Watch Out, Vicious and Devious Dems, Two Can Play Your Global Warming Game

    07/03/2016 1:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 3, 2016 | Tom Borelli
    The willingness of progressive Democrats to fight for every political yard with the tenacity of a Spartan warrior marks a stark contrast between the two political parties. Democrat politicians plow through the Republican lines wielding their political swords on every agenda item, mowing their opposition down with sheer ruthlessness and a winner=take=all attitude regardless of the facts or truth. Far too often, Republicans cower at the sight of Democrat fighters and throw down their weapons even though they hold the principled high ground and Congress. Recently, in the face of the worse terrorist attack in the U.S. since 9/11, Democrats...
  • Republican women organize to support Clinton

    07/03/2016 6:01:34 AM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2016 | Chris Moody
    Huddled around a corner table during happy hour at the swanky St. Regis Hotel bar in downtown Washington, five young Republicans busily brainstormed how they could help Hillary Clinton become the next president of the United States. The group included an unlikely gang of pro-Clinton foot soldiers, including a Mississippi-born Southern Baptist who got her start in GOP politics as an intern in the second Bush White House, a conservative health care policy analyst who has volunteered for anti-abortion causes and a former president of the Cornell University College Republicans. Over glasses of wine and champagne Monday night, they kicked...
  • Trump campaign vetting Chris Christie for VP

    06/30/2016 1:03:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Leada Gore
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being vetted by Donald Trump's campaign as a possible vice presidential running mate, according to reports. The New York Times and other media sources are reporting the campaign has sent official paperwork to Christie to start the vetting process. The reports are one of the first solid indications of who Trump, a businessman-turned-politician, might want on his ticket. Other names that have been mentioned include Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and South Dakota Sen. John Thune. Other names – including former Trump's former challengers Marco Rubio, John...
  • Where is Ted Cruz?

    06/30/2016 12:30:48 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 114 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Edmund Kozak
    For his own sake and the country's, the conservative stalwart should stand behind Trump Aside from saying on Monday that he isn’t bothered one way or the other about being given a speaking slot at the GOP convention, Ted Cruz has been noticeably absent from the public eye since exiting the 2016 contest. One would think that a committed constitutionalist like Cruz would be doing everything he can to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming president. But even if Cruz isn’t willing to stand side-by-side with Trump to that end, he should at least be willing to do so for his...
  • Trump unloads on former GOP opponents who refuse to back him

    06/29/2016 3:49:56 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 423 replies
    HOME 2016 ELECTION POLITICS POLICY MAGAZINE OPINION WATCHDOG BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL MEDIA VIDEO NEWSLETTERS PODCASTS EMPLOYEE RIGHTS ACT ABOUT US SCROLL DOWN FOR NEXT STORY "They say it was the roughest campaign ever in the history of Republican politics, but what you do is you go to sleep for a couple of days and you wake up and you honor [the pledge]," Donald Trump said. (AP Photo) Trump unloads on former GOP opponents who refuse to back him By GABBY MORRONGIELLO (@GABRIELLAHOPE_) • 6/29/16 5:26 PM SHARE TWEET SMSMore Donald Trump railed against several of his Republican primary opponents on Wednesday...
  • Gov. Chris Christie is touting Grover Norquist's support of 23-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

    06/29/2016 8:55:02 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/29/16 | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI
    TRENTON, New Jersey — Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday touted an anti-tax crusader's endorsement of a proposed 23-cent- per-gallon gasoline tax hike along with a sales tax cut, sweeping aside objections raised by Democratic leaders in the state Senate and voicing confidence that the measure would be passed in that chamber. Christie all but dared lawmakers not to act on his plan during a statehouse news conference, a day after the Assembly passed the plan to pay for a $2 billion a year transportation trust fund for eight years. The fund runs out of borrowing authority Friday, and Christie's...
  • UC Irvine Suspends College Republicans For A Year Following Milo Event

    06/21/2016 5:59:20 PM PDT · by orchestra · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/21/2016 | Ken Kew
    The UC Irvine Republicans have been suspended for an entire year after they informed the administration of their plans to schedule another event on campus with Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
  • FULL LIST: Where every Republican in Congress stands on Donald Trump

    06/25/2016 4:25:11 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    From GOP leaders jumping on the Trump train to joining the #NeverTrump movement, here's the Washington Examiner's running list of where Republican members in Congress stand when it comes to supporting the party's probable nominee...
  • 'This Is Not My Party': George Will Goes from GOP to Unaffiliated

    06/24/2016 6:50:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 199 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/24/2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Conservative columnist George Will told PJM he has officially left the Republican Party and urged conservatives not to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even if it leads to a Democratic victory in the 2016 presidential election. Will, who writes for the Washington Post, acknowledged it is a “little too late” for the Republican Party to find a replacement for Trump but had a message for Republican voters. “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said during an interview after his speech at a Federalist Society luncheon. Will said he changed...
  • Could Delegate's New Lawsuit Derail Trump's Nomination?

    06/24/2016 2:41:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 132 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 24, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A Virginia delegate to the Republican National Convention filed a class action lawsuit in federal court Friday challenging a state law that binds delegates to support the primary winner at the nominating convention. The outcome of the lawsuit could have significant implications for Donald Trump's nomination, as it will be a test case of a key argument being pushed by some Trump opponents who want to see him stopped at a contested convention.
  • Some Business Leaders Abandon GOP (barf alert)

    06/23/2016 1:22:42 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 23, 2016 | Laura Meckler
    Politics Election 2016 Several GOP Business Leaders Are Backing Clinton Democratic presidential candidate to get backing from executives, some of whom cite unease with Trump’s candidacy By Laura Meckler June 23, 2016 12:09 a.m. ET More than 50 business executives, including several longtime Republicans, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday as her campaign seeks to capitalize on discomfort with Republican Donald Trump. They include Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president at AT&T Services Inc., and Dan Akerson, who held top positions at General Motors Co. and Nextel Communications Inc. A Clinton campaign aide provided the list. The endorsements reflect...
  • Capital Hill Gun Control for Dummies

    06/23/2016 5:04:33 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-23-2016 | MOTUS
    Republicans could learn a thing or two from their Democrat colleagues – now they know how to not lose! Just say NO! Refuse to leave until you get your way.As is often the case with politicians, cats can best illustrate the basic differences.Republican cat faces its political enemy:Democrat cat, dealing with his political enemy:Butt now the conundrum: the 4th of July is coming up and many of these elected officials have parade commitments back in their districts. So don’t expect many of them to remain in the Capital Hill sandbox throughout the 4th of July break, I doubt that any...
  • Trump's 3 Challenges: Himself, Media and Republicans

    06/23/2016 4:42:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Larry Elder
    After finally getting the endorsement of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Donald Trump frittered the goodwill away. Trump called a judge born in Indiana a "Mexican." Rather than apologize, Trump, at first, doubled and tripled down, until finally saying that he didn't mean that the judge's ethnicity equaled bias. That Trump fired his campaign manager shows that he's not oblivious to criticism. Reportedly, his children came to him and told him that now ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski must go. Trump's critics had called him immune to change, and Lewandowski's dismissal shows that they...
  • #NeverTrump Needs a Name Change

    06/22/2016 4:57:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Mike Gallagher
    My inbox was filled with excited emails from fellow Republicans reveling in the rough patch that Donald Trump seemed to be experiencing. “He’s finally done!” one exclaimed. “We tried to warn you guys of the catastrophe of Trump” said another. And this gem: “I’m so glad I refused to board the Trump Train now that it has officially derailed.” Never mind that every poll has Trump within striking distance of Mrs. Clinton or the release of another survey showing that 25% of Americans are undecided. These guys are convinced - for the umpteenth time this year - that it’s all...
  • Time-lapse video shows first 36 hours of Quicken Loans Arena's RNC transformation

    06/21/2016 8:04:20 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 6/19/2016 | Mary Kilpatrick
    A time-lapse video recorded by convention organizers shows the first 36 hours of the arena's transformation — from a few hours after Game 6 ended, to the start of construction. About 250 people will work inside the Q each day to ready the arena for the RNC. The Republican Party typically needs six to eight weeks to convert a space into the RNC convention floor. This year, the GOP only has four weeks — but officials have said they are confident the Q will be ready in time for the convention.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Will Fund-Raise For Republicans

    06/21/2016 6:32:09 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 6-21-2016 | Kif Leswing
    Kif LeswingJune 22, 2016 Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a private breakfast for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan next week, Politico reports. The breakfast is being hosted by Cook, according to the report, and not Apple itself. The event is expected to raise funds that will help elect House Republicans as well as Ryan. The move is a sign that Apple remains a bipartisan tech company, even as it has withdrawn its support for the Republican National Convention because of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's controversial views and campaign. Previously, Apple donated support to both the Republican and Democratic...
  • Conservatives are Hiding in Academia

    06/20/2016 7:28:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One way to measure the left-wing bias in academia is by looking at the degree to which those who don't subscribe to that point of view go to camouflage their outlook on life. "Approximately a third of the conservatives we interviewed, for example, concealed their politics prior to tenure by 'passing' as liberals," Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn, Sr., write in their book, Passing On the Right: Conservative Professors In the Progressive University. Shields teaches at Claremont McKenna College. Dunn is an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They traveled extensively in order to...
  • Dump Trump? Paul Ryan leaves door open to Republican convention revolt

    06/19/2016 12:02:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 19, 2016 | Dan Roberts, Washington Bureau chief
    Pressure for one last attempt to dump Donald Trump built among Republicans on Sunday, as the party’s leader appeared to encourage a possible revolt that could still see an alternative nominee chosen at next month’s national convention. After a week in which the presumptive nominee appalled many colleagues with his reaction to a shooting massacre in Orlando, House speaker Paul Ryan made clear he would not try to obstruct any rebellion against Trump by delegates in Cleveland. “They write the rules, they make the decisions,” he told NBC’s Meet the Press. “All I want to make sure is to make...
  • Anti-Trump delegates raising money for staff and a legal defense fund

    06/20/2016 5:10:02 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Supporters of a growing anti-Donald Trump movement announced plans Sunday to raise money for staff and a possible legal defense fund as they asked new recruits to help spread the word with less than a month until the Republican National Convention. Having started with just a few dozen delegates, organizers also said Sunday that they now count several hundred delegates and alternates as part of their campaign. "As we carefully consider not only the presidential nominee but the rules of the convention, the platform of the Republican Party and the vice presidential nominee, remember that this is true reality TV...