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  • Donald Trump’s Emotional TV Ad Slams Illegal Immigration

    02/13/2016 2:22:00 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 63 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 12
    Donald Trump has rolled out a hard-hitting and emotional TV ad in South Carolina that shows how African-Americans are suffering from illegal immigration.
  • Ted Cruz leads a prayer with 14,000 cheering evangelicals in S.C.

    02/12/2016 9:45:44 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 194 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 12 at 8:00 PM | Philip Rucker
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Many of the Republican presidential candidates descended Friday on Greenville ahead of Saturday's CBS debate.But only one was savvy enough to get himself enlisted as the opening act of a throbbing, trembling Christian rock concert that packed 14,000 evangelicals into a downtown arena on Friday night.So here came Ted Cruz, striding onto the catwalk of a stage, beaming under the spotlight, leading the crowd in prayer, asking them to unite behind him in next Saturday's primary election, and jumping up like a basketball player high-fiving fans as he walked into the locker rooms in the bowels of...
  • Huma Abedin and the Tangled Clinton Web

    02/12/2016 1:05:01 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/12 | Andrea McCarthy
    Ms. Abedin, a longtime Clinton confidante, served as Secretary Clinton’s deputy chief-of-staff at the State Department and is now vice chairwoman of Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 campaign for the presidency. For about a half-year toward the end of Abedin’s tenure at the State Department, which coincided with Secretary Clinton’s own departure from the State Department in February 2013, Abedin was given a highly unusual and ethically dubious arrangement. She was permitted to work simultaneously for the State Department, Teneo, the Clinton Foundation, and even in a personal capacity for Mrs. Clinton in order to manage the secretary’s transition back to the...
  • The Hydra-Headed Monster Stalking Hillary Clinton

    02/12/2016 1:06:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2016 | Suzanne Fields
    Feminism is the hydra-headed monster stalking Hillary Clinton's campaign for president. She once thought her appeal to women, as the first of her "gender" to get a real crack at the presidency, was straightforward, unambiguous and unstoppable, but now she can't hear the cheers for the cacophony of squabbling female voices. The first wave of feminism, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, appealed to a new version of womanhood. But after winning the vote with the 19th Amendment, most of the "new women" retired to the hearth and nursery to look and act a lot like their grandmothers. Women...
  • Club for Growth ad attacks Donald Trump's conservatism and character

    02/12/2016 10:56:14 AM PST · by Marcus · 43 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    As the battle for the Republican nomination for president shifts to South Carolina, all wings of the GOP, establishment and tea party conservative, are wrestling with the existential problem of how to stop Donald Trump. Trump, who won a convincing victory in New Hampshire, threatens to run the table by racking up enough wins to quickly amass enough delegates to lock down the nomination. The Club for Growth, an economic conservative group, has launched one of the first shots with an ad that attacks Trump’s conservatism and his character.
  • GOP is officially a horror film: Welcome to a world where Trump & Cruz are last men standing

    02/11/2016 5:12:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Salon ^ | February 10, 2016 | Heather Digby Parton
    Trump won in dominant fashion and Cruz met expectations as Rubio fell completely apart. This is scary stuff. I've been writing about the Donald Trump phenomenon several times a week for seven months now. As his candidacy evolved from a bizarre spectacle to a serious campaign, it's become clear that this is a pivotal moment in American politics. It's not just that we have a shocking demagogue or a profane performer topping the polls in the Republican presidential race. It's the alarming notion that a crude authoritarian white nationalist is appealing to a very large section of the American people....
  • Poll: Trump maintains lead in SC

    02/12/2016 10:47:41 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 62 replies
    The State ^ | February 12, 2016 | Andrew Shain
    Donald Trump remains the top choice among S.C. Republicans in the first poll released in the state since voting in the 2016 presidential race began this month. The New York billionaire received 36 percent of support, well ahead of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who has backing to 20 percent of likely Republican primary voters in the poll from Opinion Savvy. The margin between Trump and Cruz was similar to the past four S.C. polls taken since mid-December. He leads among voters identifying themselves as evangelicals, moderates and very conservative...
  • FIX IS IN: PBS Moderators Ignore Clinton Scandals

    02/12/2016 3:40:49 AM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Peter Schweizer
    So let me get this straight: on the same day that the Washington Post reports that the State Department issued subpoenas to a family foundation bearing Hillary Clinton's name as part of a federal investigation, the PBS debate moderators didn't ask her about it.
  • Club for Growth aims to take Trump down in South Carolina

    02/12/2016 10:13:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Club for Growth Action is claiming it took down Donald Trump in Iowa, and that it plans to do it again in South Carolina. The group, which has been consistently attacking Trump's conservative credentials for months, plans to hit the real estate mogul with a $1.5 million ad buy in the state that will start running Saturday on TV and digital platforms.
  • First on CNN: New Cruz ad hits Trump's character, accuses him of 'sleaze'

    02/11/2016 2:59:45 PM PST · by TBBT · 373 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/11/16 | MJ Lee
    (CNN)Ted Cruz will launch his most forceful attack yet against Donald Trump in a TV ad that accuses Trump of buying political influence "in a pattern of sleaze stretching back decades." The 60-second spot, shared first with CNN, is part of a six-figure ad buy that will hit voters' TV screens across South Carolina starting as early as Thursday. It centers around Vera Coking, an elderly widow who faced the threat of losing her home in Atlantic City when the city tried to seize it through eminent domain — in order to allow Trump to build a casino parking lot....
  • GOP field running out of time to stop Donald Trump

    02/11/2016 4:06:14 PM PST · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Benjy Sarlin
    Time is running out fast for the “anyone but Trump” wing of the Republican Party. Donald Trump’s march to the nomination is far from inevitable after a resounding New Hampshire victory, but the state’s failure to whittle down the field to a manageable number is threatening to tip the delegate race in his favor before anyone can stop him. Unless the field can consolidate behind one or two alternatives in the next few weeks, Republicans warn, the odds of a Trump victory or a brokered convention will increase dramatically. “I think if Trump is the front-runner on March 15 and...
  • Cruz denies Trump accusation over 'push polls'

    02/11/2016 5:38:25 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/2016 | NICK GASS and BURGESS EVERETT
    Ted Cruz denied all knowledge of robocalls being made in South Carolina on Thursday after Donald Trump accused the Texas senator's "people" of "doing very sleazy and dishonest 'pushpolls' on me." "I have no idea. We had nothing to do with them. I don't know what they were. We had nothing to do with them. So I had read reports of what is being said but somebody else is doing them, not us," Cruz told reporters before a rally with Glenn Beck in Fort Mill. Brian Phillips, the Cruz team's rapid-response director, tweeted an hour after Trump's initial accusatory tweet,...
  • Body cam debunks accusations of racially charged language, physical force during arrest

    02/11/2016 3:58:36 PM PST · by Gamecock · 25 replies
    The State ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2016 | HARRISON CAHILL
    Full Title: Deputy's body cam footage debunks accusations of racially charged language, physical force during arrest KERSHAW COUNTY, SC A Camden man was charged after an officer's body camera footage debunked accusations that the officer used racially charged language and physical force while taking the suspect into custody. Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies were dispatched to a fast-food restaurant in Lugoff on Feb. 2 in reference to a fight in progress. When deputies arrived, Matthews said they separated two groups of females and one male with a baseball bat which were involved in a physical altercation. Matthews said as one...
  • South Carolina Polls: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Far Ahead — Can They Be Caught?

    02/11/2016 4:24:17 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 92 replies
    Inquisitr / New York Daily News ^ | 02/11/2016 | Danny Cox
    Both of these pubications published the same article today, with the New York Daily News titling it "Trump, Clinton Leading Polls as Candidates Head to Nation's Next Primary in South Carolina". This poll shows Trump leading by a larger margin than other polls I've seen today. Thought folks should have access to this informtion also. Trump 36.0% - Cruz 19.7% - Rubio 12.7% - Bush 10.0% - Carson 8.7% Please read more at the above link, or this one: LINK the New York Daily News site.
  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 3:25:42 PM PST · by Mariner · 161 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | February 11th, 2016 | BySara Jerde
    Heidi Cruz said Wednesday that her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), was showing America "the face of the God that we serve" through his faith-based Republican presidential campaign. Cruz said in an interview with South Carolina radio host Vince Coakley that she would support her husband's campaign even if she weren't married to him because of his religious values.
  • Hillary would ban reparative therapy for minors, says top LGBT group in endorsement

    01/21/2016 7:29:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The nation's foremost homosexual and transgender political group has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying she has made banning reparative therapy and allowing transgender military service "a pillar" of her presidential campaign. “All the progress we have made as a nation on LGBT equality -- and all the progress we have yet to make -- is at stake in November," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. The HRC said that Clinton has made homosexual and transgender political advocacy "a pillar of her campaign and recently unveiled the most robust and ambitious LGBT...
  • Newsmax Pledged $1 Million to Clinton Foundation (SMH!)

    02/18/2015 6:00:02 PM PST · by tobyhill · 67 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/18/2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    Conservative website Newsmax has pledged a very large donation to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a new report in the Wall Street Journal states. "Newsmax, a conservative news organization, last year pledged $1 million to the Clinton Foundation over a five-year period, according to a spokesman for Chris Ruddy, the organizations CEO. Mr. Ruddy has been friends with the Clintons since 2007," reports the Journal. "Through a spokesman, he said the donation wasn't tantamount to an endorsement of Mrs. Clintons potential campaign, though he thinks she would 'make a great presidential candidate.'" Ruddy himself has even written a...
  • Christie talks to Trump, and makes decision to drop out of race

    02/10/2016 8:32:40 AM PST · by dlt · 72 replies
    News was leaked by morning talk show hosts who were told by Trump
  • Ben Carson: I think I can win South Carolina

    02/11/2016 12:24:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2016 | AllahPundit
    I’ve already adjusted to the reality that Trump’s going to be the nominee. Now it’s a matter of adjusting to the reality that he’s probably going to be the nominee soon, without needing a long primary to put Cruz away. Ben Carson’s here to help.I like the phrasing here: “A lot of people who continue to make donations” are telling him to stay in, whatever the polls might say, so whaddaya gonna do. "I still have millions of supporters. ... We have a lot of people who continue to make donations, and they're saying, 'Please, please, please, please don't...
  • Cruz's Silent Success

    02/10/2016 3:19:55 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Feb. 10, 2016, at 10:40 a.m. | Robert Schlesinger
    Ted Cruz's strong third-place finish in New Hampshire is the most underrated story of Tuesday's primary – and the most ominous. There's no question that Donald Trump scored an epic win last night in New Hampshire. But there's still a lot of primary season left, and one item that shouldn't be easily glossed over is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's surprisingly strong performance in the Granite State.New Hampshire is not Cruz country in the way that Iowa was: He appeals to the party's tea party and evangelical base, and they're simply not as prevalent in the flinty Northeast. The Iowa electorate...
  • GOP asks: Can Trump and Cruz be stopped? [This time the shoe is on the other foot]

    02/11/2016 4:27:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 127 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Neil Stanage
    The Republican establishment is grappling with an uncomfortable reality: No single candidate is about to be crowned as its standard-bearer after New Hampshire's primary. And that means Donald Trump and Ted Cruz could be sprinting toward the presidential nomination before a third rival gets out of the starting blocks. "The only way for Donald Trump or Ted Cruz to be stopped is for the establishment to finally rally around one candidate - and it doesn't look like that is going to happen anytime soon," said Ron Bonjean, a Republican strategist and a former aide to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill....
  • Trump, Cruz Pound Each Other in South Carolina Attack Ads

    02/11/2016 2:42:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 11, 2016
    ".....The Cruz campaign released the following yesterday: Playing Trump
  • George W. Bush joining Jeb Bush in South Carolina

    02/11/2016 12:32:55 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    cnn.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Former president George W. Bush will join his brother former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in South Carolina to campaign. The two will focus on national security issues in the important Southern state. "They want a commander-in-chief that will have a steady hand and have a backbone and will support the troops and has detailed plans on how to keep us safe as it relates to Islamic terrorism," Jeb Bush said Wednesday on CNN's "New Day." "Here in South Carolina particularly that's an important issue."
  • Heidi Cruz Argues Forcefully For Trade Authority, Something Her Husband Opposes

    02/10/2016 9:09:58 PM PST · by Amntn · 151 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | 2/10/16 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Heidi Cruz misstated her husband's vote on a key and controversial trade provision last year in a radio interview this week. The issue of trade has become a hot one for both parties this cycle. Donald Trump's made the case that the United States is getting screwed on free trade -- that U.S. policies have ruined the wages for the American worker. In a radio interview on South Carolina's Vince Coakley Radio Program, Heidi Cruz argued free trade is a powerfully good force and that presidents should have increased powers to negotiate trade deals -- a policy that has become...
  • Lindsey Graham's "Oops" Moment On Ronald Reagan's Military Service

    02/10/2016 8:54:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Fitsnews ^ | February 9, 2016 | FITS
    Graham-who famously said he "never intended to lie" about being a veteran-is pretending to be the 2016 "Republican" expert on military matters. ... During a discussion with Neil Cavuto on Fox News this week, Graham remarked that former president Ronald Reagan never served in the military. The only problem? Reagan did serve.
  • 10,000+ Attend Trump Rally in South Carolina – Polling Preview…(Trump 36-Cruz 20)

    02/10/2016 9:18:06 PM PST · by GilGil · 189 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2/10/2016 | Sundance
    With the republican primary race now heading to South Carolina we take a look at the last verifiable polling (large sample, low MOE) which was taken by NBC and the Wall Street Journal in January (full pdf below). Remember the golden rule of MSM polling. “When polls are silent, it generally means the outcomes are adverse to their preferred media narrative."
  • Carson staying in race, sees South Carolina victory

    02/10/2016 4:57:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    Ben Carson said Wednesday he will be staying in the Republican race, despite a poor showing in New Hampshire, and is hoping to win big in South Carolina. "I'm not getting any pressure from our millions of supporters (to leave the race). I'm getting a lot of pressure to make sure I stay in the race," Carson told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." "You know, they're reminding me that I'm here because I responded to their imploring me to get involved. And I respect that and I'm not just going to walk away from the millions of people who...
  • Jeb-mentum! Marco Rubio's disastrous New Hampshire performance leaves Jeb Bush in a happier place

    02/10/2016 11:59:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Salon ^ | 2/10/16 | SIMON MALOY
    -snip- Bush is a massive threat to Rubio now. Don't get me wrong - Jeb did not do particularly well in New Hampshire either. Fourth place is no great achievement, especially when you consider how much money Bush spent in order to turn in that mediocre finish. In the context of this bizarre race, however, Jeb did himself a lot of favors by finishing 0.5 percent ahead of Rubio. His campaign has been an expensive disappointment up to this point, but now he can make the pitch to wary donors and Republican establishment types that he stuck with it, fought...
  • Branstad Machine Still After Cruz in South Carolina

    02/10/2016 11:26:34 AM PST · by TBBT · 13 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/10/16 | CR Wire
    America's Future Fund, a political action committee that opposed Sen. Ted Cruz in Iowa, has purchased $1.5 million in negative advertising against Cruz that will run on television in the weeks leading up to the Feb. 20th South Carolina primary. The ad, "Weak," attempts to discredit Cruz's national security bona fides in a state with a heavy military and veteran population. America's Future Fund is run by GOP establishment operative Nick Ryan. As CR's Rob Eno wrote in "Why The Establishment Fears Cruz More Than Trump": "Ryan is a longstanding force in Iowa politics, allied with the moderate Governor Branstad....
  • South Carolina Lobbyist Sources: Marco Rubio “Mistress Bomb” About To Detonate (12/4/15) c

    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is about to be rocked by a “mistress bomb,” multiple sources familiar with the allegation tell FITS. In fact we’re told this explosive rumor could detonate in wide circulation. “There is a decent chance you are about to see this picture all over the place,” one of our sources said, directing us to the corporate webpage of a female Washington, D.C. lobbyist. Details of the forthcoming scandal are not yet clear, although the allegation involving Rubio and the female lobbyist is reportedly being leaked to “multiple mainstream media outlets” this week. FITS showed the webpage we...
  • Jeb Bush energized, swinging at Donald Trump in South Carolina

    02/10/2016 11:02:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/10/16 | S.A. Miller
    Jazzed by a fourth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush opened his campaign for the next contest in South Carolina by taking repeated shots at front-runner Donald Trump. Mr. Bush accused the billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star of being a divisive figure just like President Obama and slammed him for declaring bankruptcy four times for his business ventures. "I'm giving you a reality-based answer not a realty-TV answer," Mr. Bush told the crowd at a town hall in Bluffton, South Carolina, as he touted his record of cutting taxes, reining in spending...
  • Anti-Cruz group launches $1.5 million ad blitz in South Carolina

    02/10/2016 12:46:36 PM PST · by McGruff · 94 replies
    POLUTICO ^ | February 10, 2016 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Ted Cruz's critics are wasting no time hitting him in South Carolina. American Future Fund, a conservative group that spent heavily against Cruz in Iowa, will begin airing a TV commercial in South Carolina that labels Cruz as "weak" on national security -- a damaging label in military-heavy South Carolina. The spot ties Cruz to Bernie Sanders, the liberal insurgent who's gaining momentum in the Democratic primary, and President Barack Obama. "Ted Cruz talks tough on national security. But look at his record. Cruz voted with Bernie Sanders against defense spending," the ad says. "Cruz sided with Obama to weaken...
  • TV Ad in South Carolina: ‘Bring Americans Victimized by Immigration Out of the Shadows’

    02/10/2016 8:52:06 AM PST · by AuntB · 47 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Caroline May
    The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has launched a six-figure TV advertising campaign in South Carolina, in advance of the state's upcoming presidential primary. The anti-illegal immigration group's TV ad argues that the cliché call to "bring illegal immigrants out of the shadows" should be applied to Americans who have been hurt by illegal immigrants. "For years, Americans have been told that we need to bring illegal aliens out of the shadows. Here's a better idea. Bring Americans victimized by immigration out of the shadows," Dan Stein, the president of FAIR, says in the ad. The television commercial was...
  • WATCH LIVE: Sen. Ted Cruz rallies in Myrtle Beach

    02/10/2016 8:41:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    WMBF News ^ | February 10, 2016
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is speaking in Myrtle Beach Wednesday morning. Mobile users, tap here to watch the event live from your deviceSenator Cruz will be speaking from Ground Zero on Chester Street. Ground Zero is a youth-focused Christian non-profit organization based in Myrtle Beach.
  • Race Goes to South Carolina, With No Clear Republican Threat to Trump

    02/10/2016 3:52:05 AM PST · by RC one · 65 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2016 | TRIP GABRIEL
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — With Donald J. Trump’s decisive victory in New Hampshire and no strong runner-up among a pack of also-rans, the Republican race barreled into South Carolina on Wednesday shadowed by a question: whether any alternative candidate can gain enough support to threaten Mr. Trump’s drive to the nomination. Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, the second-place finisher in New Hampshire with less than half the support of Mr. Trump, arrives in this more conservative Southern state where he has little staff or support. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, resuming an effort here to enlist the Christian right, the key...
  • Live Stream: Donald Trump Rally at Clemson University (2-10-16)@ 7pm.

    02/10/2016 4:07:07 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 674 replies
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally at Clemson University. The event will take place inside the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton, SC and is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM EST. T. Ed Garrison Arena seats 3000 people not counting the corral area. Pendleton, South Carolina Another small town meeting for The Donald. Pendleton SC, population is 2,964. For centuries, the land that is now Pendleton was the territory of the Cherokee nation. After England claimed South Carolina as a colony, the Cherokee traded with the British. After the Cherokee lost...
  • Donald Trump’s New Hampshire Win Means These Media Members Are Winners & Losers

    02/09/2016 10:16:55 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 39 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | February 8
    First, here are the biggest "losers." Nate Silver. Back in November, this liberal media darling and alleged prediction guru told the world that Trump had no real chance at the GOP nomination and that his poll numbers were nothing to be concerned about because they were likely to fade before any votes were cast. ... Frank Luntz. Luntz unequivocally declared that Trump was dead, gone and finished. Trump's poll numbers only got better from there. ... Rich Lowry & National Review. Lowry deserves to be singled out for his hilariously inaccurate and inappropriate analysis that Carly Fiorina had surgically removed...
  • South Carolina GOP Primary Polls 2016: Trump Leads the Pack

    02/09/2016 7:51:39 PM PST · by ripnbang · 96 replies
    Heavy ^ | February 9, 2015 | Ben Doody
    The GOP presidential race is moving to South Carolina, which hosts its primary on Saturday, February 20. A lot can and will change before then, but one thing is clear when looking at polls in the Palmetto State: Donald Trump entered Tuesday as the frontrunner in South Carolina, and he’ll remain the frontrunner after his dominant performance in New Hampshire.
  • Trump Turns To S.C. To Propel Unstoppable Campaign

    02/09/2016 6:04:31 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 190 replies
    A day after the New Hampshire primary, Republican presidential hopefuls were set Wednesday to fan out across South Carolina and begin jockeying for the first-in-the-South primary that has a history of picking the eventual nominee. Billionaire businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump has the early edge in polling there and in other key states as the race turns to the South and West over the next six weeks. South Carolina has the potential to launch Mr. Trump into victories in a series of delegate-rich multistate primaries next month and turn his campaign into an unstoppable juggernaut toward the nomination.
  • 5 donors you've never heard of who could shape the 2016 race

    01/02/2016 10:41:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | January 2, 2016 | Jonathan Swan and Harper Neidig, The Hill
    News articles concerning the most influential political donors in America typically list the same names: The Koch brothers, George Soros, Sheldon Adelson and, lately, Tom Steyer. But as we reach the end of 2015, none of these billionaires has spent big in the 2016 contest, at least not at an individual candidate level. In their absence, a number of lesser known donors are shaping up to be major players in 2016. Here are five to watch: 1. The DeVos Family We're cheating by including a whole family in our list, but there is no way of separating out this high-spending...
  • New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

    02/06/2016 1:48:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 6, 2016 4:34 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy. The Democratic governor's move, announced Saturday, comes as gay rights advocates have campaigned state by state with mixed results to try to ban a practice that major mental health organizations have repudiated. Using executive power in a state where legislative bids to ban the therapy have stalled, Cuomo announced planned regulations that would bar insurance coverage for the therapy for minors and prohibit mental...
  • NJ Gov(Christie) Signs Law Banning Counseling, Therapy for Youth Struggling With Homosexuality (2013

    02/08/2016 6:16:08 AM PST · by xzins · 74 replies
    Christian News ^ | 19 Aug 13 | Heather Clark
    Reiterating his belief that homosexuality is 'not a sin,' the Republican governor of New Jersey signed a bill into law on Monday that bans the use of conversion or reparative therapy, or to otherwise help youth who are struggling with homosexual feelings to overcome their temptations. Governor Chris Christie's office released a statement during the day outlining that Assembly Bill 3371 had been signed into law following its passage in both state houses in June. Text of the bill notes that the law bans "the practice of seeking to change a person's sexual orientation, including, but not limited to, efforts...
  • CarsonGate Cover-Up: CNN Fact-Checker Lies About Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 4:35:07 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 8 , 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    CNN is not only desperate to absolve itself of its legitimate responsibility for spreading the false idea that Dr. Ben Carson was dropping out of the presidential race last week, CNN is also hoping to complete a three-bank shot that will damage Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the process. Saturday night, CNN went so far as to have their phony left-wing "fact-checker" Tom Foreman lie about Cruz. For all of this to make sense, let's start at the beginning...
  • Trump Versus Jeb In New Hampshire On Day Before Crucial Primary

    02/08/2016 1:34:35 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    One America News Network (OANN) ^ | 2-8-2016 | Steve Holland & Amanda Becker
    Trump versus Jeb in New Hampshire on day before crucial primary Jeb Bush embraces Lindsey Graham after Graham introduced him at a town hall during a campaign stop at Woodbury School in Salem, February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif February 8, 2016By Steve Holland and Amanda BeckerMANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – White House hopefuls Donald Trump and Jeb Bush opened political hostilities on Monday as Republican and Democratic candidates stormed across New Hampshire in a final flurry of events before the state’s crucial first-in-the-nation primary.The stage was set for the vote on Tuesday, with New York billionaire Trump enjoying a big lead...
  • Marco Rubio Dips Slightly In NH Tracking Poll, Tying With Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 12:53:06 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies
    TPM ^ | February 8, 2016 | CAITLIN MACNEAL
    Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican presidential pack in New Hampshire by a wide margin, but Sen. Marco Rubio's surge to second place nearly disappeared in a tracking poll released by the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Monday. Trump leads his competitors by 21 points, earning 34 percent support from likely Republican primary voters. The real estate mogul's support in the tracking poll has dropped 4 percentage points since the beginning of last week. After jumping to second place in the tracking poll with 15 percent support at the end of last week, Rubio has dropped by 2 percentage...
  • Quinnipiac: Trump And Rubio Up, Cruz Down [Trump 31, Cruz 22, Rubio 19]

    02/05/2016 6:05:45 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 82 replies
    quinnipiac.edu ^ | February 5
    Donald Trump still leads the GOP presidential pack among Republican voters nationwide, with 31 percent, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with 22 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 19 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Dr. Ben Carson has 6 percent, with 9 percent undecided and no other candidate above 3 percent. In the Democratic race nationwide, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has 44 percent, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 42 percent, and 11 percent undecided
  • NH Debate Takeaways – Jeb Bush Believes The Keystone Pipeline is a Public Works Project

    02/07/2016 5:38:59 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 57 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | February 7 | Sundance
    Let us all hope the good people of New Hampshire spot the insufferable and poorly briefed politicians who want to lead the nation. In a recent South Carolina GOP debate Jeb Bush talked about trade with China and showed how much he relies on briefings by his team to create his talking points. Bush did not realize Boeing was moving a manufacturing plant to China, and with it American Jobs - SEE HERE Bush v Trump Similarly, last night in New Hampshire, to bolster his propositions about eminent domain, Governor Jeb Bush made the gobsmacking assertion the Keystone Pipeline project...
  • Cruz Campaign Push Polling in South Carolina...

    02/04/2016 7:14:43 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 90 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/4/2016 | Katerina Starinski
    Cruz Campaign Push Polling in South Carolina.
  • Marco Rubio surges into 2nd place in New Hampshire, as Donald Trump still leads

    02/04/2016 1:27:31 PM PST · by drewh · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, February 4, 2016, 2:43 PM | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    Surging Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has vaulted into second place in the key state of New Hampshire, just five days before its first-in-the nation primary, a new poll released Thursday showed. The Florida senator got the support of 15% of likely GOP New Hampshire voters, leapfrogging Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the latest University of Massachusetts-Lowell poll showed. Bombastic billionaire Donald Trump remained the front-runner in the state with a whopping 36%, while Cruz came in third with 14%. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich came in third and fourth, with 8% and 7%, respectively. No...
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    daily Beast ^ | February 4, 2015 | Tim Mak
    Republican operatives from inside and outside New Hampshire agree: Sen. Ted Cruz is all but doomed to finish below the top tier in the Granite State. The winning coalition Cruz put together in Iowa won't work in New Hampshire, they say, pointing to the fact New Hampshire has the second-lowest rate of church attendance in the country. So the edge that Cruz had among evangelicals isn't particularly applicable there. "I would advise Cruz to skip New Hampshire and go to South Carolina. I believe you shouldn't compete anywhere where it's not a favorable battlefield to win," said Stuart Stevens, a...