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  • Why in the world would the NRA endorse the Democrat in Missouri? "GotNews" gives us the answer

    09/21/2016 9:04:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/21/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As a life NRA member, like many of you I was puzzled and dismayed by the news that the NRA had endorsed the Democrat candidate for Governor of Missouri. What but how could that be? This report from GotNews.com lays it out. The Republican candidate is Eric Greitens, a Navy SEAL! There must be more to the story and there is. GotNews.com has presented the whole picture of exactly who Greitens is; and it’s not very attractive for genuine American conservatives. Greitens is former Democrat, a globalist and a man who has strong connections to “the Clinton Foundation, George Soros,...
  • George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary

    09/20/2016 5:57:13 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 189 replies
    Drudge link to Politico ^ | 09/20/2016 | Darren Samuelsohn
    DrudgeReport top story: George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary - POLITICO http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/exclusive-george-hw-bush-to-vote-for-hillary-228395 George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary A Kennedy outs a Bush who favors a Clinton. By Darren Samuelsohn 09/19/16 11:20 PM EDT Updated 09/19/16 11:36 PM EDT Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys. Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the...
  • Adam Kinzinger (Ill 16th) and Internet Freedom

    09/13/2016 8:30:01 AM PDT · by bobt7818 · 25 replies
    Vanity
    Called Adam Kinzinger’s (Ill 16) DC office yesterday and asked, “What is my Congressman going to do to prevent Obama from ceding our Internet freedom to the UN by giving up US control of ICANN?” They claimed they did not know anything about this. Has anyone else had a similar experience with their “Representative”?
  • Everything You Need To Know About the #HillarybyProxy cabal

    09/09/2016 7:32:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-9-2016 | MOTUS
    Okay you Never-Trumpers, I’ll  concede that The Donald is sometimes less than articulate (in the community organizer/orator sense of the word), says some things that seem less than brilliant, can be a bit crude and has some fairly funky looking hair. Which leads some to conclude he isn’t “presidential.” However, I would expect you, then, to concede that electing the smartest guy (or gal) in the room with the sharpest crease in his/her trousers, whose primary qualifications entail being “articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy (or gal)” won’t exactly work out all that well either.Too cool for...
  • Jeb Bush: Donald Trump’s shift on immigration ‘abhorrent’

    08/31/2016 12:48:18 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 90 replies
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Donald Trump is turning into a typical politician with his recent comments on illegal immigration, saying Mr. Trump is correct to try to reach out to new constituencies but that it’s anyone’s guess what he might actually believe. “This is all a game,” Mr. Bush said Thursday in a radio interview with WABC’s Rita Cosby. “His views will change based on the feedback he gets from a crowd, or, you know, what he thinks he has to do.” Mr. Bush, who Mr. Trump repeatedly mocked as “low energy” during the GOP presidential primary contest,...
  • Breitbart/Gravis Arizona Poll Shows Razor Thin Margin Between McCain, Ward Heading into Election

    08/29/2016 3:33:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/29/16 | Neil McCabe
    <p>Arizona Sen. John McCain turned 80 on Monday, just one day before he will face off against a Republican challenger in the state’s primary.</p> <p>McCain is expected to win Tuesday's primary. A CNN/ORC poll released last week had him ahead of his challenger, Kelli Ward, 55%-29%.</p>
  • Republican Congressman Pushes Internet Sales Tax Plan

    08/27/2016 1:37:59 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2016 | Richard Rubin
    A new Republican proposal [by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (RINO, VA)] to resolve the long-running fight over taxing internet sales across state lines drew praise from Amazon.com Inc. and House Speaker Paul Ryan. “I am shocked Republicans would propose an internet sales tax,” said Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) “This proposal would create a logistical nightmare for states like Oregon that don’t have or want sales taxes. I will continue to oppose any efforts to impose a national sales tax scheme on Oregonians.” Michael Needham, the chief executive officer of Heritage Action for America said, “the Republican-controlled Congress would be wise...
  • Establishment Republicans Tired Of ‘Slick Moral Preening’ By GOP Trump Opponents

    08/25/2016 6:28:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | August 23, 2016 | Ryan Grim
    Every day of the Donald Trump campaign seems to bring with it a new article about an establishment Republican whose conscience can’t bear to back the reality TV star. For those who haven’t made that decision, these relentless news items are starting to smart. Some Washington Republicans wish these folks and their consciences would shut up. The most recent insult came Monday with a Politico story that began, “Former President George W. Bush’s Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy is the latest high-ranking Republican to announce his support for Hillary Clinton’s White House bid.”
  • Graham on Trump: 'He's in a death spiral'

    08/19/2016 12:34:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is worried Donald Trump's floundering presidential campaign will cost the Senate Republicans their majority. "People are getting pretty nervous about our candidates because he's in a death spiral here and nobody knows where the bottom is at," the South Carolina Republican told the New York Times. The Republican presidential nominee overhauled his campaign this week following a string of controversial comments that angered many in the party. But it is unclear if that will help Trump avoid the fall he's seen in recent national and state polls. Specifically, Republicans worry that Trump's struggles in the swing states...
  • Former Romney official endorses Clinton

    08/19/2016 8:48:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 82 replies
    One of Mitt Romney’s original national finance committee chairs says he is voting for Hillary Clinton rather than Donald Trump. “I have decided to endorse and support Hillary Clinton for president, even though everybody else I will vote for this November will be a real Republican,” David Nierenberg wrote in a Friday op-ed for CNBC. “Hillary Clinton knows her stuff,” he added of the Democratic presidential nominee. "She is emotionally mature and centered. She respects and enjoys working with people from all backgrounds. “She has the diplomatic skills needed to break the gridlock in Washington and lead our country well....
  • Lindsey Graham predicts Trump loss: ‘Reality is reality’

    08/18/2016 9:16:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 132 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham has predicted a massive loss for Donald Trump in November, saying the GOP presidential nominee has alienated voters to the point of no return. “Reality is reality,” the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday on WABC Radio’s Imus in the Morning, BuzzFeed first reported. “Mitt Romney got 27% of the Hispanic vote. By 2050, a majority of the country will be African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and others, and we’re losing demographically. We’ve gone from 44% with Bush to 27% with Romney, and I don’t think Donald Trump’s gonna get 20%,” Mr. Graham said. “The problems we’ve had with young...
  • Jeb Bush boosts Cole for governor

    08/17/2016 2:25:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    MORGANTOWN — Jeb Bush hit the campaign trail Tuesday for West Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Cole, a Donald Trump supporter in heavily pro-Trump coal country. Bush, who has said he won’t vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton for president, addressed a West Virginia business group Tuesday about fighting substance abuse, reforming the tax code, cutting regulations and overhauling the education system. But the former Florida governor’s speech largely avoided commentary on Trump, a bitter rival whose attacks became personal during a crowded Republican presidential primary. Bush also headlined a Cole fundraiser Tuesday evening. “I’d say that everybody has their...
  • John Kasich is getting the band back together in New Hampshire, perhaps with an eye on 2020

    08/16/2016 11:31:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – John Kasich will return this month to New Hampshire, site of one of his brightest moments as a Republican presidential candidate earlier this year. The Ohio governor will be in the state Aug. 28-29 for a reunion with his supporters there and to campaign and raise money for GOP gubernatorial hopeful Chris Sununu. Sununu is competing in a September primary. His brother, former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu, was one of the highest-profile surrogates for Kasich's unsuccessful White House bid. "It's been too many years since New Hampshire has had a Republican governor and Chris Sununu is...
  • Morning Spin: Sen. Kirk now mum on write-in for president

    08/15/2016 8:37:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Facing a tough re-election battle, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has decided a better strategy is to play defense against the two major-party nominees than to discuss who he’ll write in for president. Surrounded by volunteers, Kirk started a bus tour Sunday at Buckingham Fountain that will last about two weeks. The tour will include fundraising visits and a stop at the traditional Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday in Springfield. Kirk is being challenged by two-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, of Hoffman Estates. Kirk is viewed nationally as perhaps the most vulnerable GOP Senate incumbent,...
  • Clinton Climate Plan Winners Include Supporters’ Clients... [Carlos Gutierrez]

    08/15/2016 6:49:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/28/15
    Hillary Clinton’s plan to dramatically boost U.S. solar power production and installation could benefit a number of companies that have paid or donated to various arms of the former secretary of state’s expansive political network.... More recent corporate donors to the group include the Albright Stonebridge Group a political intelligence firm founded by Madeline Albright, the former secretary of state, that boasts of its ability to connect businesses to Washington power-brokers. Albright Stonebridge has also represented First Solar, helping the company to secure a lucrative solar contract in China in 2009. The firm did not respond to questions about its...
  • Susan Collins considers Libertarian, write-in for president

    08/14/2016 8:28:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    WGME via Bangor Daily News ^ | Aug. 14, 2016, at 6:51 p.m. | Daniel Lampariello
    Sen. Susan Collins appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday morning from the WGME studios, explaining why she is not voting for her party’s presidential nominee. […] Collins said she can’t support Hillary Clinton either. She said she is considering the Libertarian ticket, but that’s not a sure thing either. “I may write in a candidate who I believe would be best qualified to lead our country,” Collins said. …
  • 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...
  • Hey Rove! Shut your ugly pie hole you backstabbing bastard!

    08/12/2016 1:29:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 115 replies
    Re: Rove on Fox News TV ranting about Trump defending himself from GOPe traitors
    Hey Rove! Shut your ugly pie hole you backstabbing bastard!
  • Florida Republican: 'I think I'll write in the name Jeb Bush'

    08/11/2016 9:31:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 93 replies
    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that she will write in Jeb Bush’s name when voting for president in November, according to ABC News. "I think I'll write in the name Jeb Bush," she told the Miami Herald editorial board. "A candidate should espouse optimism." Ros-Lehtinen had endorsed the former Florida governor’s primary campaign before he dropped out of the race in February.
  • Is Senator Susan Collins Ditzy, Senile, or Worse? [aw!m vanity]

    08/11/2016 5:02:42 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 31 replies
    Senator Collins trashed and tried to undermine Trump, and I have a little 'in-depth' about her. Maybe it's overly-kind to think of her as a ditzy geriatric party girl who appears oh-so-venerable in the public eye. ~~~ Collins: Trump will make the world 'more dangerous' CNN - 2 days ago 'Sen. Susan Collins said Tuesday that Donald Trump could make the world "more dangerous" and that his values represent a threat to the ...' [snip] ~~~ If she has a functioning brain, why does she of all senators take such a cavalier attitude about nuclear-level treason against the Free World?...
  • Donors for Bush, Kasich and Christie Are Turning to Clinton More Than to Trump

    08/09/2016 1:40:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 9, 2016 | Adam Pearce
    People who donated to establishment Republican candidates in the primary season are more likely to give money to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, than to their own party’s candidate, Donald J. Trump.
  • Rick Wilson: ‘We’ll Lose Religious Liberty,’ 2nd Amendment with President Hillary —

    08/09/2016 8:14:46 AM PDT · by orchestra · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/8/2016
    (Full title) Rick Wilson: ‘We’ll Lose Religious Liberty,’ 2nd Amendment with President Hillary — but Trump Is Worse! Republican consultant Rick Wilson, the day before he announced an independent presidential candidate more obscure than David French, admitted that President Hillary Clinton would wreak havoc on the issues that conservatives hold dear… but somehow, President Donald Trump would be even worse. From the New York Daily News: We can’t have four or eight or 12 or 16 years with an irresponsible almost-President gleefully undermining everything the next two or three Presidents and Congresses try to accomplish — while selling socks made...
  • Yes, John Kasich is still running for president — in 2020

    08/09/2016 8:36:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Of the 17 candidates who ran for the Republican nomination, perhaps only two can honestly say they ran the races they intended to run. Donald Trump, the victor, is certainly one of them. John Kasich's aides argue that he's the other. Following his unceremonious departure from the presidential primary in May, the Ohio Republican governor is carrying forward with a sense of vindication, embracing his new role as the "Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval" for vulnerable swing-state Republicans. On Thursday, that found Kasich in Chicago, helping to raise money for Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who is in a tough re-election...
  • Republican Sen. Susan Collins won’t vote for Donald Trump

    08/08/2016 7:05:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2016 | Victor Morton
    Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has become the second and most-senior Republican senator to say she will not vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump for president. In an op-ed published online Monday night in The Washington Post, Ms. Collins said it was “not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican.” The column outlined a series of common criticisms of Mr. Trump’s conduct and temperament — mocking a reporter with disabilities, feuding wioth a Muslim Gold Star family, suggesting a Mexican-American judge might not be impartial.
  • Bill Kristol Lets The Cat Out of the Bag: Paul Ryan Is Secretly Working Against Donald Trump

    08/05/2016 7:57:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 86 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/05/16 | Matthew Boyle
    JANESVILLE, Wisconsin — “Never Trump” movement leader Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard seemingly accidentally let the cat out of the bag about House Speaker Paul Ryan: Kristol says Ryan is secretly working against Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president. “Trump is corrupting everyone who has supported him, or who is working for him, and even is accommodating or rationalizing,” Kristol said in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Thursday, one his own publication the Weekly Standard promoted online. During the interview, Kristol incredibly claimed that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence—Donald Trump’s running mate, the vice presidential nominee—does not...
  • Newt Gingrich breaks with Donald Trump and endorses John McCain

    08/04/2016 8:16:58 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4, 2016 | Jenna Johnson
    "...I know that John McCain is a national treasure."
  • Rauner surprises GOP with action on birth control, abortions

    08/04/2016 7:51:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 4, 2016 7:55 PM EDT | Ivan Moreno
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has clashed with Illinois Democrats on big issues like the state budget and the influence of unions, but he recently he bucked the party line on legislation the GOP has fervently opposed: expanding birth control coverage and access to abortions. Not a single Republican voted in favor of either bill. So last week, Rauner surprised some Republican legislators and angered conservative groups when he signed both Democrat-sponsored measures. One of them extends insurance coverage for nearly all contraceptives and the other requires physicians who refuse to perform abortions or other health care services for moral and...
  • NRO (National Review) Is Moving to Facebook Comments

    08/04/2016 12:52:57 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | August 4, 2016 2:00 PM | Charles C.W. Cooke
    As of this afternoon, NRO will be moving its comments section from Disqus to Facebook. If you have built up a set of conversations over the years, worry not: All comments on existing posts will remain intact and linked to Disqus. But in order to comment on new posts, you’ll need a Facebook account. If/once you have one, there’s nothing special you need to do. Just navigate down to the comments section and log in. If you have any questions or technical difficulties, please do get in touch at webmaster@nationalreview.com.
  • Ryan rebellion: Paul under siege on own Facebook page

    08/03/2016 8:34:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 86 replies
    WND ^ | 8/3/2016 | LEO HOHMANN
    If House Speaker Paul Ryan’s own Facebook page is any indication of how well he will fare in next Tuesday’s all-important primary race against upstart challenger Paul Nehlen, it might not be smooth sailing for the 16-year incumbent come Election Day. In fact, Ryan’s campaign is showing signs of “melting down,” at least if social media is to be taken as a barometer. The level of antipathy toward Ryan on his two Facebook sites has been heating up in recent days as the election draws closer. “There’s such a deluge of comments negative to Paul Ryan on Ryan’s own Facebook...
  • Meg Whitman's Treason

    08/03/2016 1:43:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Right. So I just saw it. I just saw it up there on CNN. They're ballyhooing and they're promoting Meg Whitman, who was referred to as "a Republican donor," and she may well be. What did she start? Did she start eBay? What did Meg Whitman do? (interruption) She's one of the founders of eBay. Okay. Yeah, and I remember that McCain had her on his... Well, I don't know if she was on his short list, but I remember one day somebody asked him (this is back in the '08 campaign), "Is there anybody out there...
  • McCain: Trump defamed Khan, does not represent GOP

    08/02/2016 8:56:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    Washington (CNN)Sen. John McCain accused Donald Trump of defaming Khizr Khan and argued the Republican presidential candidate does not represent the GOP. "While our Party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us," McCain said in a statement Monday. Did Trump go too far? Trump's criticism of Khan after he spoke from the stage of the Democratic convention last week resurrected the billionaire developer's past comments accusing McCain of not being a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam.
  • The list of big-name Republicans in Hillary Clinton’s corner just got even longer

    08/01/2016 1:40:54 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/02/16 | Aaron Blake
    Longtime Jeb Bush senior adviser Sally Bradshaw, a veteran Republican strategist and Bush family loyalist, told CNN that she had left the Republican Party to become an independent due to Donald Trump's presence at the top of the ticket — and that if the race were close in her home state of Florida this fall, she would be voting for Hillary Clinton. "As much as I don't want another four years of (President Barack) Obama's policies, I can't look my children in the eye and tell them I voted for Donald Trump," she said, the network reported Monday.
  • McConnell says 'great likelihood' he'll seek another term

    07/31/2016 2:29:56 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    ap.org ^ | 7/31/16 | ap
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that his long political career may stretch well into the next decade. The Kentucky Republican said there's a "great likelihood" he'll seek a seventh Senate term in 2020. McConnell, appearing on WKYT-TV's "Kentucky Newsmakers" program that aired Sunday, said he's "at the top of my game" and has been effective in representing Kentucky.
  • Gary Johnson and Bill Weld: Yes, we’ve spoken to Mitt Romney and he’s considering an endorsement

    07/28/2016 2:13:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 28, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via Red State, Romney already said he’d take a look at Johnson in an interview with CNN last month (excerpted in the clip below) but that was hypothetical and qualified by concerns over libertarian support for legal weed. Johnson and Weld are telling you now that things are in motion. Does Romney have anything to lose at this point by going the whole nine yards and endorsing a third-party candidate? He’s already gone eight yards in refusing to back Trump, and he saw what sort of reception Ted Cruz got for the lesser offense of politely avoiding an endorsement. Any...
  • The NeverTrumper’s Dirty Little Secret

    07/28/2016 7:17:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 27, 2016, 11:47 am | F.H. BUCKLEY
    I talked to a friend yesterday...he told me of one dinner party at which two of the most prominent NeverTrumpers confessed why they want Hillary to win. They know they’ll have no access to the Trump White House if he wins. Nor would they have any access to a Hillary White House. The difference, however, is that their donor base would desert them in the event of a Trump victory, whereas they can raise money from donors in the event of a Hillary win. We had figured this out. We’re just surprised to hear them admit it.
  • Trump probably can't win Ohio, says state's governor, John Kasich

    07/22/2016 4:42:55 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 249 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | Andrew Seidman
    A "divider" like GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will have a hard time winning Ohio, an important battleground that could help decide the election in November, said Buckeye State Gov. John Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate. "Ohio's a snapshot of the country. People in Ohio want to see a positive agenda, a positive way to move forward," Kasich said Friday in an interview at the Union League of Philadelphia. He attended a fund-raiser for Brian Fitzpatrick, a Bucks County Republican running for an open congressional seat. Kasich's remarks came a day after Trump accepted the Republican Party's nomination at...
  • Inspired by Trump's speech: Parody Song "You're a mean one, Hillary"

    07/22/2016 10:47:49 AM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    22 July A.D. 2016 | "lightman"
    You’re a mean one, Hil-la-ry. You left Chris Stevens to die. When Muslims took Bengazhi You went off to catch shut -eye, Hiillary! You’re a top advisor Who’s really a spy. You’re a monster, Hil-la-ry. You defied our policy Using unncrtypted emails Compromised security Hil-larry! I wouldn’t trust you With a sixty-four bit encryption key. You’re a foul one, Hil-la-ry. ‘Nabling sex predator Bill Stain a blue dress in the office Have a cigar for a thrill Hil-la-ry. Given the choice between the two of you I’d take Humma for a chill. You’re a vile one, Hil-la-ry. You’r a nasty...
  • John McCain Avoids Republican Convention To Focus On Re-Election

    07/21/2016 7:28:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    There are many prominent Republicans who have stayed away from the Republican National Convention this week. Prominent among them is former GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain, who says he's not even watching the convention and is focused instead on winning re-election.
  • Gary Johnson hints at possible Jeb Bush endorsement

    07/20/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | KELLY COHEN
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson hinted Wednesday that former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush might be considering an endorsement. "I can't say that we haven't had conversations," Johnson said in a Wednesday afternoon conversation on CNN from Cleveland. "But no push on the conversations." Johnson said he has also had conversations with 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney. When asked who initiated the conversations, Johnson replied, "Not me." When asked if the former Florida governor has called him, Johnson added quickly, "I don't want to — I want to protect the innocent.
  • Bush: 'I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president'

    07/19/2016 1:20:32 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 218 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/19/16 | Erin Bradner
    Cleveland (CNN)Former President George W. Bush fretted to a group of former aides and advisers in April that he was worried he could be the "last Republican president." The 43rd president's remark, at a gathering in Dallas of his administration's staffers, reflected a dim view of the party's prospects at a time when the primary contest was realistically down to Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • Reeling from Falling Polls, Paul Ryan Floods District with Mailers on Border Security After [trunc]

    07/16/2016 8:03:16 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 80 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 July 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Following a new primary election poll showing that House Speaker Paul Ryan has plummeted to well below 50 percent in his home district, Ryan is out with new mailers assuring Wisconsin voters of his desire to secure the border, and urging them to support him in his contentious August 9th primary election. The new mailers touting Ryan’s support for border security is interesting given that just last year, Ryan championed a spending bill that fully funded President Obama’s open borders agenda– including funding sanctuary cities, executive amnesty, and the release of criminal aliens. The mailers also come amid new reports...
  • TRUMP PICKS PENCE (NOW IT'S OFFICIAL!!)

    07/15/2016 7:53:56 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 493 replies
    twitter.com ^ | July 15, 2016
  • 'You don't like coming in second. Ever.' Christie shares how he'll feel about not being chosen"

    07/14/2016 5:03:16 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/14/2016 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    With the news that the vice presidential slot may be filled and not by Republican Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor explained what his reaction will be if Donald Trump rolls out Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. 'I mean, obviously, I'm a competitive person,' Christie told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, a Republican analyst for the network. 'So I'm not going to say it won't bother me, if I'm not selected. Of course it bothers you a little bit. 'Cause if you're a competitive person, like I am, and you're used to winning, like I am – again, you don't like coming in...
  • McCain Pushes Apple, Google On Encryption Standards in Cyber Hearing

    07/14/2016 1:51:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 41 replies
    USNI.ORG ^ | July 14, 2016 3:13 PM | By: John Grady
    Sen. John McCain warned Google and Apple executives Thursday that the Senate Armed Services Committee “has subpoena power” that could compel them to testify on why their encryption systems on newer smartphones are not accessible to law enforcement operating under court orders.The Arizona Republican, who chairs the panel, said, “There’s an urgency” to finding a solution to the matter of protecting privacy while also not closing out police, prosecutors and intelligence agencies from lawfully pursuing criminals and terrorists.At the start of the hearing, McCain noted that Tim Cook, president of Apple, declined to attend the session. “This is unacceptable,” he...
  • How the GOP is courting John Kasich

    07/13/2016 7:41:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Cleveland (CNN)John Kasich may be the most intensely courted man in the Buckeye State. With just seven days until the GOP convention, the quest to convince Kasich to back Donald Trump -- or even participate in the convention he campaigned to bring to Cleveland -- has been quiet but feverish. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has pressed Kasich allies, even promising that donors will spring to aid Kasich's future endeavors if he cooperates now. Trump's top aide, Paul Manafort, has touted their increasingly professional campaign operation in the hopes of winning over the Ohio governor. Even vice presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich...
  • Jeb Bush Weighs in on the Remaining 2016 Candidates: ‘I Can’t Vote For Either of Them’

    07/12/2016 10:46:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 12, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    It’s a tough position to be in if you’re the former Florida Governor staring down the barrel of a gun in the 2016 general election. After all, you’re the only member of your family to seek the Presidency with disastrous results and the “chaos candidate” who beat you handedly has basically been your sworn enemy for the last year. So when Jeb Bush was pressed by former GOP strategist Nicolle Wallace about who he would be voting, he doubled down on assertions he has previously alluded to: neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump would earn his vote.
  • Jeb Bush: I can’t vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, ‘and it breaks my heart’

    07/12/2016 6:24:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 130 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — who along with a few other 2016 GOP presidential candidates still refuses to support Donald Trump — said he still can’t vote for either Mr. Trump or likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “I can’t vote for Hillary Clinton and I can’t vote for Donald Trump, and it breaks my heart,” Mr. Bush said in an interview that aired on MSNBC Monday evening. “This is my the first time in my adult life I’m confronted with this dilemma.” “A lot of the governors, I would have been very comfortable with,” Mr. Bush said. “John...
  • 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...
  • Jeb explains the 'tragedy' of Trump's nomination

    07/11/2016 12:29:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 172 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 07/11/16 | Nick Gass
    People supporting Donald Trump's presidential bid will "feel betrayed" should the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign promises go unsatisfied, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush predicted Monday. Speaking to MSNBC contributor Nicolle Wallace, who served as his press secretary in Tallahassee, Bush called Trump "to his credit ... very smart at exploiting these kind of opportunities." "He's a master at understanding how the media works — more than anybody I've ever seen in politics. Kudos to him, for kind of creating the environment and then manipulating the environment to his effect," Bush said in the interview airing in full Monday night. There...
  • Christie not popular in Drudge survey of Trump VP picks

    07/05/2016 6:05:43 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 14 replies
    NJ.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    Gov. Chris Christie may be on the short list for Donald Trump's pick for vice president, but to readers of the Drudge Report would soon have the billionaire mogul pick someone else. In a flash poll posted on the news website on Tuesday, the governor received just under 6 percent of more than 200,000 votes, while former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich received almost 40 percent. Also a popular choice among readers of the conservative news aggregator is freshman U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa (31 percent), who traveled to New Jersey to meet with the tycoon at...