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  • Ivana Trump rejects rape allegations, says she and Donald Trump are ‘the best of friends’

    07/28/2015 7:05:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 188 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Adam Edelman
    Just a day after allegations reemerged that Donald Trump raped his ex-wife, Ivana Trump, the bombastic billionaire’s former spouse played down the controversy, saying that the two are still “the best of friends.” *snip* “Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign,” she said. “Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president,” Ivana Trump, who divorced her husband in 1992, added.
  • The Daily Beast vs. Donald Trump (This is why Michael Cohen is called Trump's pitbull)

    07/28/2015 6:50:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    politico.com ^ | Dylan Byers
    Late Monday night, The Daily Beast published a report about Donald Trump's ex-wife Ivana and her accusations against her former husband. In a deposition from their divorce, revealed in a book published in 1993, Ivana accused the real estate mogul and now Republican presidential candidate of “violent assault" and "rape," though not in the "criminal sense." *snip* "I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know,”...
  • Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

    07/27/2015 6:28:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 252 replies
    http://www.thedailybeast.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dark Tower
    Ivana Trump once accused the real estate tycoon of ‘rape,’ although she later clarified: not in the ‘criminal sense.’ Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country. “I mean somebody’s doing it!…Who’s doing the raping?” Donald Trump said, when asked to defend his characterization. It was an unfortunate turn of phrase for Trump—in more ways than one. Not only does the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have a history of controversial remarks about sexual assault, but as it turns out,...
  • Trump: RNC officials are being 'really nice’

    07/26/2015 1:42:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/26/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump said Sunday that leaders of the Republican National Committee (RNC) are warming up to his campaign just days after he blasted the party leaders and threatening during an exclusive interview with The Hill to run as a third-party candidate. “They’ve been really nice over the last few days, they’re starting to see what’s happening,” Trump said on CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper.” “They viewed me as an outsider I guess, and now they’re starting to view me not as an outsider because I’m leading in all the polls,” Trump said, pointing to a...
  • RNC: Knock off the name calling

    07/26/2015 1:01:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 143 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | 07/26/2015 | Brian Stelter CNN
    (CNN) —The Republican National Committee has a message for candidates like Donald Trump: No more name-calling. That's what the party's chief strategist and communications director Sean Spicer said on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday. "I understand it's going to be the nature of any primary for folks to discuss the differences between themselves on policy issues, and I think that's fine," Spicer said. "The name calling, however, needs to stop." Spicer added: "We have got to remember what Ronald Reagan taught us, his 11th commandment, 'Thou shall not speak ill of another Republican.'" Spicer didn't point his comments directly at...
  • Criticism of GOP debate scheme intensifies

    07/26/2015 7:58:50 AM PDT · by foxfield · 27 replies
    The first Republican presidential debate is approaching — Aug. 6 in Cleveland — and GOP candidates who are likely to miss the cut for the nighttime debate are stepping up criticism of the system.
  • Trump: 'I identify with some things as a Democrat'

    07/24/2015 6:18:42 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 285 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/24/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, said Friday he sometimes identifies more as a Democrat when pressed to explain previous statements that the economy generally does better under Democrats than Republicans. "I identify with some things as a Democrat," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" when pressed about the comments from 2004, adding that "generally speaking" he was "never a Bush fan." ADVERTISEMENT "When the economy crashed so horribly under George Bush because of mistakes they made having to do with banking and lots of other things, I don't think the Democrats would have done that," Trump said....
  • John Boehner noncommittal on defunding Planned Parenthood

    07/23/2015 1:52:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/23/15 4:47 PM EDT | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner twice stopped short of declaring the House would cut off all government funding to Planned Parenthood, and said he would rely on the results of a pair of congressional investigations to guide his decision. Two videos allegedly show Planned Parenthood officials discussing sales of tissue and organs from aborted fetuses. Boehner said he would wait for the House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary committees to finish their investigations before announcing a response. …
  • Breaking GOP strategists plot to ban Donald Trump from debate

    07/23/2015 10:27:46 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 145 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | july 23, 2015 | Gateway Pundit
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/07/breaking-gop-strategists-plot-to-ban-donald-trump-from-debates/
  • Trump: If RNC isn’t “fair” to me, I’ll run as an independent;

    07/23/2015 8:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 164 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    After a few days of vacation, I wondered whether the Donald Trump phenomenon would have burnt itself out somewhat, as it did four years ago in a summer fizzle. Instead, Trump’s polling has strengthened nearly to the same level as in the spring of 2011 among Republican primary voters. So why is Trump picking this time to threaten to leave the GOP? The Hill’s exclusive interview with the mogul this morning includes a demand for fairness from the RNC from Trump, with an explicit warning that Trump may consider a third-party run: “The RNC has not been supportive. They were...
  • Jeb Bush Campaigns in Upstate; Asks Not To Be Judged by Last Name (Spartanburg, SC 100+ people!)

    07/22/2015 5:11:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    WLOS ^ | July 21, 2015 | WLOS
    More than 100 people turned out to hear Jeb Bush campaign on Tuesday. Bush told the crowd the Republican party will not win the election if it doesn't become more inclusive and spoke to the crowd about hope. "This will be the greatest time to be alive. I wake up each day thinking that," Bush said. He talked about creating change. "A Republican president, and I hope to be that Republican president, will actually, fasten your seat belts here; this may be a radical idea, may have to talk to somebody who doesn't agree with them," Bush said.
  • Jeb Bush turns on the snark (Spartanburg, SC crowd of 200)

    07/21/2015 6:54:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/21/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    The experienced, accessible and disciplined candidate gets sarcastic in South Carolina. Jeb Bush said he’d give John Kasich a shout-out from the debate stage if the Ohio governor doesn’t make the cut. He publicly lamented the media’s obsession with Donald Trump. He even mocked the notion that his family lineage means he’s been waiting his whole life to become president. “It’s not like I’ve been kind of in some test tube waiting for my chance now, the third Bush,” he quipped. “I’ve actually had a life.” The 200 people who showed up here Tuesday afternoon got a glimpse of a...
  • Jeb Bush Slams Lobbyists Despite His Close Relationship With Them

    07/20/2015 10:39:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    IBT ^ | 7/20/15 | David Sirota, Andrew Perez
    Jeb Bush on Monday returned to the Florida capital to deliver a speech slamming lobbyists as a corrosive influence on public policy, and railing on the practice of public officials becoming professional influence peddlers. The jeremiad may have come as a shock to Tallahassee's government officials-turned-lobbyists whom Bush enlisted to help him sculpt his gubernatorial agenda, and who are now helping bankroll his Republican presidential campaign. In his speech, the former Florida governor said that as president he will push to ban lawmakers from becoming lobbyists for six years after they leave government. He decried the fact that before he...
  • Leaner, meaner: Jeb Bush starts his climb

    07/20/2015 5:57:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/20/15 | Jennifer Harper
    Monday marks the first in a series of speeches by Jeb Bush “that will outline what his priorities will be as president, beginning with taking on Mount Washington and reforming the way D.C. works” — this according to his campaign. The inaugural speech itself is titled “Taking on Mount Washington,” in fact. While it is an interesting metaphor, the tone and tenor of it also could mark a change in demeanor for Mr. Bush which could help him fend off critics who frame his campaign as inconsequential or tepid.
  • Jeb Bush Gives Obama ‘Credit’ On Iran; James Baker’s Influence At Work (April 2015)

    07/18/2015 9:05:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/8/15 | Joel B Pollak
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) may be “closest to Obama in his view on foreign policy,” as Dr. Charles Krauthammer put it on Tuesday, but he is facing stiff competition from Jeb Bush in that category. The former Florida governor praised Obama’s initial negotiating efforts with Iran on Tuesday, telling an audience in Denver that “we need to give him credit” for “bringing other people along and making it tougher.” The puzzling statement suggests the influence of James A. Baker III on the Bush campaign. Baker, a former Secretary of State, was the co-chair of the Iraq Study Group in 2006,...
  • Dog Days of Summer

    07/16/2015 7:07:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The ancient Romans coined the phrase "dog days" based on the period of time that the brightest star (Sirius, the Dog Star) rose and set in conjunction with the sun. The Romans believed that Sirius radiated heat to the Earth, causing the hottest part of the year as it traveled with the sun. The date range for the annual "dog-day" period varies based on the source. The Old Farmer's Almanac refers to the 40-day period that begins July 3 and ends August 11. The 1552 Book of Common Prayer refers to the period from July 6 to August 17. Many...
  • RNC Launches Ohio Campaign aimed at Black Voters.

    07/13/2015 1:23:07 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 22 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Andrew J. Tobias
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Republican National Committee is expected later today to launch a four-week Ohio campaign that will focus on outreach to and mobilization of black voters in advance of the November 2016 presidential election. The campaign, called "#CommittedToCommunity: Engage, Empower, Uplift," includes a partnership with Radio One/TV One, which caters to a black and urban audience. It will begin today with faith-based outreach in Columbus and will end Aug. 6, the date of the first GOP presidential primary debate, which will be held at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The campaign is part of an ongoing effort by...
  • Arizona Republicans Aren't All Rolling Out Red Carpet for Donald Trump

    07/11/2015 11:03:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | JILL ORNITZ and VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    Donald Trump's campaign said he had to move his speech in Phoenix today from the Biltmore hotel to the city's convention center "due to the overwhelming response," but not everyone is happy the Republican presidential candidate is coming to Arizona. Trump plans to deliver a speech on "illegal immigration and numerous other topics," according to his campaign. He will be speaking at an event organized by the Republican Party of Maricopa County along with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has gained a reputation for his hard-line tactics to combat illegal immigration. "The Republican Party of Maricopa County is pleased to bring...
  • Republicans Plot New Tactics to Take On Donald Trump

    07/10/2015 11:45:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Time ^ | 7/10/15 | Zeke J Miller
    The trouble started more than a week ago. Chris Christie was three days into his presidential campaign on July 2, yet he kept getting thrown off message with questions about Donald Trump. The New Jersey Governor, known for his attitude and bombast, flashed a frustrated glare at reporters. “I’ve said this now about eight or nine times. I’ll say the same thing again,” he said on the street in downtown Nashua between campaign stops. “The comments were inappropriate.” That much was clear. -snip- “When Donald trump speaks about Hispanics, if I’m the smart Republican that stage, I’m going to rally...
  • Jeb Bush isn't a '47 percent' monster. But he still doesn't understand how the economy works.

    07/10/2015 11:28:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | 7/10/15 | Jeff Spross
    JEb Bush thinks you're all a bunch of lazy miscreants who need to work more. Or, at least, that's the spin the Democrats are putting on an awkward comment Bush made to The Union Leader. In the interview, the GOP presidential contender said "people need to work longer hours" if the country is to boost economic growth. "Workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows," Bush said in the full comment. "It means that people need to work longer hours, and through their productivity, gain more income for their families." Once the hubbub started, he quickly backtracked, saying...
  • Sanders walks back Bush 'work longer' criticism

    07/10/2015 10:23:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/10/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday walked back some of his criticism of GOP contender Jeb Bush’s recent assertion that Americans should “work longer hours” to grow the economy. Sanders had pounced on the former Florida governor’s Wednesday assertion as evidence he was out of touch with economic reality. When Chris Cuomo, host of CNN's “New Day” accused Sanders (I-Vt.) of “twisting” the Republican's words, saying Bush meant to lament the lack of full-time jobs in the current economy, Sanders agreed. “If he is talking about the need for more full-time jobs rather than part-time jobs, he’s absolutely right,...
  • Don't skewer Jeb Bush over half of a sentence

    07/10/2015 9:49:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | 7/10/15 | Paul Waldman
    Te 2016 gaffe wars have finally begun. Oh, there have been gaffes before now in this presidential race, but the one Jeb Bush uttered on Wednesday — that in order to get our economy moving, "people need to work longer hours" — may be the first of this campaign's gaffes that is being accepted by both his political opponents and the media as terribly consequential ("Jeb Bush's 'Longer Hours' Remark Will Haunt Him," reads a headline at Time magazine). I may not have a lot of love for Jeb, but even this liberal is willing to say that on this...
  • Does Jeb Bush Understand Economics?

    07/10/2015 9:07:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/10/15 | KURT EICHENWALD
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush set off a firestorm this week by appearing to say in a newspaper interview that Americans should work longer hours. Democrats pounced, even as the Bush campaign said his comments were taken out of context. But everyone is missing the real story. Whether Bush’s comment was a criticism of American workers or a lament about a weakened job market, his words demonstrated such a lack of knowledge of economics that it’s virtually impossible to understand what was the context of his words.
  • Jeb Bush’s plutocratic fantasy land: Why his comments about American workers are completely

    07/10/2015 7:07:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    MATTHEW PULVER ^ | 7/10/15 | MATTHEW PULVER
    Jeb Bush’s plutocratic fantasy land: Why his comments about American workers are completely divorced from reality. It’s possible that you can forgive Jeb Bush for not knowing about regular people, when in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader on Wednesday, he demonstrated a complete lack of appreciation for how hard Americans work — and for how little. Perhaps you can also forgive him for not recognizing that, in fact, Americans work more than their counterparts in other industrialized countries, that we get less vacation time, less maternity leave, and retire later than most anyone else, and that that...
  • Fox’s Gretchen Carlson to RNC: Deal with Your Own Problems Before Scolding Trump

    07/09/2015 6:46:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/9/15 | Josh Feldman
    Last night, The Washington Post reported that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called Now, Trump disputed some of the reporting, of course, saying that Priebus at worst gently nudged him.Well, on Fox News this afternoon, Gretchen Carlson called out Priebus and the RNC, defending Trump and saying, “The last people who should be telling him to simmer down on his messaging are those who haven’t yet figured out how to message.”She said the GOP has done a poor job of messaging in the past few years, constantly losing to President Obama, and so said the RNC shouldn’t be pressuring...
  • Donald Trump Says R.N.C. Chairman Called to Congratulate Him (Told Trump he'll be #1 in polls soon)

    07/09/2015 8:33:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/9/15 | Maggie Haberman
    Donald J. Trump insisted on Thursday that his phone call with Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, was brief and described it as “congratulatory” instead of condemnatory, in contrast to news accounts of the talk. “This is shocking,” Mr. Trump, the real estate mogul who is now running for president as a Republican, of descriptions of his conversation with Mr. Priebus on Wednesday that portrayed it as lasting nearly an hour. “The call lasted for 10 minutes – maximum, maximum 15 minutes,” Mr. Trump said. Mr. Priebus, he said, “knows better than to lecture me.” He added,...
  • Donald Trump: Reince Priebus didn’t tell me to ‘tone it down’

    07/09/2015 7:35:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/09/2015 | Karey Van Hall
    Donald Trump remembers that phone call with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus a bit differently. The Donald took to Twitter on Thursday morning to slam a Washington Post report that Priebus spent nearly an hour on the phone with him this week, during which Priebus told him multiple times to “tone it down.” “Totally false reporting on my call with @Reince Priebus. He called me, ten minutes, said I hit a ‘nerve’, doing well, end!” Trump wrote.
  • Donald Trump warned by Reince Priebus about illegal immigration rhetoric

    07/09/2015 5:08:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/8/15 | Victor Morton
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus warned presidential candidate Donald Trump that his rhetoric on illegal immigration was jeopardizing the party’s efforts to woo Hispanic voters. According to multiple news outlets Wednesday night, the RNC chief urged the real-estate tycoon, who has shot to the front rank in polling among the party’s 2016 contenders, to tone down his remarks on immigration during the private phone conversation Wednesday afternoon. But a Republican source familiar with the call told CNN that Mr. Priebus closed the conversation with “look, I’ve gotta tell you, I spent four years trying to make inroads with the...
  • GOP leaders fear damage to party’s image as Donald Trump doubles down

    07/09/2015 4:50:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 9,2015 | Karen Tumulty,Philip Rucker,Robert Costa
    The head of the Republican National Committee, responding to demands from increasingly worried party leaders, spent nearly an hour Wednesday on the phone with Donald Trump, urging the presidential candidate to tone down his inflammatory comments about immigration that have infuriated a key election constituency.
  • RNC's Priebus asks Donald Trump to rein in immigrant remarks

    07/09/2015 4:10:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/9/15 | Dana Bash
    In a private telephone conversation Wednesday afternoon, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus discussed his concerns with Donald Trump about the billionaire's tone when talking about illegal immigrants, according to a Republican source familiar with the call. They discussed a range of topics, according to the source. "Look, I've gotta tell you, I spent four years trying to make inroads with the Hispanic community ... how we address illegal immigration is very important," to winning back Hispanics politically, Priebus said at the end of the call, according to the GOP source.
  • Republican leaders worry that Donald Trump is damaging GOP image (Priebus called Trump today)

    07/08/2015 6:38:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/8/15 | Karen Tumulty, Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    The head of the Republican National Committee, responding to demands from increasingly worried party leaders, spent nearly an hour Wednesday on the phone with Donald Trump, urging the presidential candidate to tone down his inflammatory comments about immigration that have infuriated a key election constituency. The call from Chairman Reince Priebus, described by donors and consultants briefed on the conversation and confirmed by the RNC, underscores the extent to which Trump has gone from an embarrassment to a cause for serious alarm among top Republicans in Washington and nationwide.
  • Bush: People Should Work More Hours To Grow Economy

    07/08/2015 6:08:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/15 | Blake Neff
    Jeb Bush may have made his first notable gaffe of the 2016 presidential campaign, declaring in an interview that Americans need to “work longer hours” for substantial economic growth to return. The Republican presidential candidate was conducting a recorded interview with New Hampshire’s The Union-Leader and was answering a question about his tax plan, which he used as an opportunity to state his goals for economic growth. “My aspiration for the country and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see,” Bush said. “Which means we have to be a lot...
  • Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours

    07/08/2015 4:57:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/8/15 | CANDACE SMITH
    Today, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who as of-late has gone relatively gaffe-free, uttered a phrase that may not go over too well with the constituency he seeks to reach. During an interview that was live-streamed on the app Periscope, Bush told New Hampshire’s The Union Leader that to grow the economy, “people should work longer hours.” He was answering a question about his plans for tax reform and responded: “My aspiration for the country and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see. Which means we have to be a...
  • Top GOP Donor Wants Donald Trump Banned From First Debate

    07/07/2015 7:17:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/7/15 | Breitbart News
    A top establishment Republican donor reportedly wants Donald Trump banned from the first presidential debate. Fox News will host the first GOP presidential debate on August 6 in Cleveland, and the debate will be limited to the top ten candidates “in an average of the five most recent national polls in the run-up” to the debate. Trump, who placed second in Fox News’s most recent national poll after his presidential announcement speech in which he took firm stances against illegal immigration and trade deals that harm American workers, is in line to be one of the 10 candidates on stage....
  • Can Jeb Bush Make Republicans Believe?

    06/24/2015 8:01:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/15/15 | MOLLY BALL
    He may be the frontrunner on paper, but his campaign has fallen apart. In his official launch, he tried to turn the tide. Things ought to be pretty good for Jeb Bush right now. The former Florida governor leads by a narrow margin in national polls for the Republican presidential nomination, and by a wider margin in New Hampshire. He is overwhelmingly dominant in fundraising. And he does not lack for connections to the Republican donors, officials, and grandees collectively known as "the Establishment." Yet before Bush's campaign could even officially begin on Monday, it seemed to be falling apart....
  • RNC joins call to remove Confederate flag

    06/22/2015 3:02:55 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Monday afternoon added his voice to a swiftly growing list of Republicans calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of South Carolina’s state house. “Now is the time to do what is right, and I support the call by Governor [Nikki] Haley and South Carolina leaders to remove the Confederate battle flag from state house grounds,” Priebus said in the statement.
  • How Jeb Bush’s campaign ran off course before it even began

    06/10/2015 4:49:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/10/15 | Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa
    When asked to pinpoint where Jeb Bush’s presidential effort began running into trouble, many confidants utter a single word: Dallas. Mike Murphy, Bush’s political alter ego, decided early on to hold regular senior staff meetings at an unusual location: a Hyatt hotel inside the terminal at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The idea was that it was a central and relatively inexpensive gathering place for a team scattered from Los Angeles, where Murphy lives, to Miami, where the would-be candidate resides. It went fine at first but quickly became an awkward routine. Donors and other Republicans found the setup ungainly for...
  • Jeb Bush wants people to be 'patient' about his unpopularity in 2016 polls

    06/10/2015 7:44:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | 6/10/15 | Meghan DeMaria
    In interviews with reporters outside his Berlin hotel Wednesday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said that he's restructuring his campaign team, including naming Danny Diaz as his campaign manager, because of "the magnitude of the journey" — not because he's lagging behind other candidates in the polls. Bush went on to brush off the notion that he was less popular than other Republican contenders in the 2016 presidential race: You start wherever you start, and you end a long way away from where we are today, so I just urge everybody to be a little more patient about this....
  • Super PAC backing Jeb Bush unlikely to hit $100 million by end of June (The Meltdown continues...)

    06/09/2015 5:18:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/9/15 | Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger
    A super PAC backing former Florida governor Jeb Bush is likely to fall short of collecting $100 million by the end of this month, despite widespread expectations that the group would hit that record-breaking sum, according to people close to the operation. The exact size of the war chest is closely held, but two individuals familiar with internal discussions believe the total that the Right to Rise super PAC will report in mid-July could be substantially lower than the nine figures that senior Republicans have anticipated. That would be a major psychological blow for Bush’s operation, whose fundraising prowess has...
  • Jeb Bush Makes Big Move, Names Top Conservative Campaign Manager

    06/08/2015 1:19:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/8/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Danny Diaz of FP1 Strategies, a Republican political consulting firm, will be former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign manager if Bush, as expected, announces he’s running for president. It’s a big move by Bush’s team, and a clear sign he’s making efforts to win back conservative voters and make inroads party-wide rather than just winning the establishment side of the primaries. Diaz has a long-standing positive reputation with tons of top conservatives, and has been plugged in with not just establishment Republicans but conservatives Washington-wide for years. “Danny Diaz, a 39-year-old Washington, D.C., native who has worked for the past...
  • For Jeb Bush, the challenge remains making it about ‘Jeb,’ not ‘Bush’ (Liberal puff piece)

    06/06/2015 7:27:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/6/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — A banner in the town square says, “Happy 90th Barbara Bush.” Postcards read “Kennebunkport: 2 presidents, 1 town.” A local gift shop is already selling unofficial “Jeb Bush 2016” magnets. In this coastal hamlet made famous by George H.W. Bush and his cigarette boat, it is hard to escape the Bush family — but Jeb Bush is trying very hard to do so. After festivities this weekend to celebrate his mother’s 90th birthday, Bush will jet overseas for a foreign-policy tour and then launch his 2016 presidential campaign 1,500 miles to the south in Miami. The iconic...
  • Jeb Bush Offered To Help Obama Administration Re-Authorize No Child Left Behind, Emails Show

    06/02/2015 3:18:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/2/15 | Ilan Ben-Meir
    Jeb Bush’s correspondence with the Department of Education shows the Florida Republican offered to help Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the re-authorization of the controversial education law. In an email from 2009 obtained by BuzzFeed News, Jeb Bush offered assistance to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on reauthorizing No Child Left Behind – the controversial education legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush. In the email, the former Florida governor proposes a meeting between Patricia Levesque, at the time the executive director of Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education, and a high-level official at the Department of...
  • iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates

    05/28/2015 11:18:46 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 67 replies
    May, 28, 2015 | Self
    iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates I hope people realize iCarly is full on GOPe RNC and her role is to aid GOPe candidates.  As RNC talent, she is better than most. She is articulate,  concise, intelligent.  But don't think we can trust her long term any more than we can trust Prince Rebus, Boner or Mitchie-poo.  iCarly is not the only strategic pseudo-candidate.  Why would Huckabee run other than to dilute support for Ted Cruz.  It's win win win for GOPe, Huckabee and Fox  Huckabee gets to help Cruz lose and then gets to go back to Fox as a...
  • The Answer to GOP's Overcrowded Debate Field

    05/18/2015 10:57:59 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/18/2015 | Bill Scher
    Three months before the first official Republican presidential debate—and with as many as 19 potential GOP candidates—party leaders are struggling to figure out how many can plausibly fit on one stage. Last week Politico reported a “behind-the-scenes” consensus at the Republican National Committee spring meeting that the first few debates should be capped at 12 candidates. But the confab concluded without any final decisions as to how the culling should occur. Quantitative measures proposed so far include the candidates’ standing in state and national polls, the number of campaign events and campaign staff members, elective office experience, and fundraising. And...
  • A Matter of Trust

    05/01/2015 3:10:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Reince Priebus
    For weeks now, we've been reading headline after headline about questionable practices at the Clinton Foundation. By now, you’ve likely heard troubling accounts about the Clintons’ secret foreign donors, their relentless profiteering, and support for troubling business deals that affect our national security. There’s a lot to digest, but why should Americans care about the Clintons’ finances and their foundation’s donor? The answer: it’s a matter of trust. Can Americans really trust Hillary Clinton? It’s a question all Americans will have to answer for themselves. (We already know from recent polls that a majority of Americans do not believe she...
  • Court docs: Senate staffer planned to exchange drugs for sexual favors

    04/24/2015 2:56:58 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 44 replies
    WTOP News Radio ^ | April 24, 2015 | Megan Cloherty
    WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate staffer is facing a federal charge after court documents say he bought drugs from China with the intent to exchange them for sexual favors. Senate staffer Fred W. Pagan is facing the federal charge of possession with intent to distribute after court documents say he shipped drugs in from China. Pagan is a staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi.
  • RNC Distributes "Stop Hillary" Beer Koozies At Nationals Park

    04/17/2015 9:40:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Caroline May
    The latest effort in the Republican National Committee’s “Stop Hillary” effort wrapped up drinks at Nationals Park in D.C.
  • Priebus: Hillary ‘About the Best Person We Could Possibly Hope For’

    04/13/2015 8:00:12 AM PDT · by yuffy
    breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2015 | by Ian Hanchett
    Georgia middle schooler CJ Pearson is no fan of Hillary Clinton, and her pledge to be a “champion” for “everyday Americans” likely isn’t going to change his mind. “Hillary Clinton, I’m done with you,” the 12-year-old student declares in his latest viral video. “Why? Because you are one of the most narcissistic, power-hungry, self-absorbed politicians of this day. “You have no accomplishments to point out, except, oh, I was married to Bill Clinton.”
  • The 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination (Convention Rules)

    04/03/2015 6:42:32 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 68 replies
    LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE ^ | April 2, 2014 | Morton Blackwell
    This will not be a cheery update because the news is not good. I shall do my best to summarize developments and not take you too far into the weeds. At the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Mitt Romney broke all precedent and used his power as the coming nominee to change the rules, to centralize power in the hands of the establishment, and to make it very much harder for any power in the party to flow from the bottom up. For one example, the rules previously had required that, to be placed in nomination for President, a...
  • Will opposition to gay marriage disappear from the GOP’s party platform?

    03/30/2015 2:30:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Only the most vicious partisans on either side of the aisle care a whit for the party platform. The outdated practice of defining a political party’s ideals in writing so that they can be ignored by the institution’s elected officials serves only the opposition’s purposes. For Republicans, the platform’s codification of the GOP’s support for banning of all legal abortion practices and legally defining marriage as an institution that exists only between a man and a woman have provided their Democratic opponents ample opportunity to frame the party as “extreme.” The Democrats, too, stumbled into a public relations nightmare...