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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 · 189 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,”...
  • Donald Trump Calls for Amnesty

    07/27/2015 8:14:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 125 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dave Blount
    I hope Trump’s MSNBC interview doesn’t surprise too many people: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a softer stance [on] immigration during a television interview Friday, saying he believes in a “merit system” for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. … During Friday’s interview, Trump said the U.S. should take a two-step approach to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country. Wouldn’t it be nice if there really were only 11 million? The actual number is probably at least three times that high and rocketing upward every moment. Meanwhile, we can’t find even a loose cannon,...
  • 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,...
  • Karl Rove Inks Deal With Simon & Schuster (Hillary's lawyer negotiated the deal)

    07/26/2015 7:36:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Adweek ^ | 7/23/15 | Maryann Yin
    Karl Rove, a former senior advisor to President George W. Bush, has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster. Rove plans to write a book entitled The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters. Priscilla Painton, an executive editor, negotiated the deal with Robert Barnett, a partner at the Williams & Connolly LLP law firm.
  • Democrats work overtime to attack Jeb

    07/10/2015 8:19:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/9/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    The Democratic attack machine goes into overdrive as Jeb Bush says workers should ‘work longer hours.’ Jeb Bush’s statement Wednesday that Americans should “work longer hours” thrust the Democratic attack machine into high gear for the first time this cycle, as operatives seized on the opportunity to paint the GOP’s leading 2016 contender with the same devastating brush they used on Mitt Romney four years ago. As Bush’s communications shop urged reporters to note the context and diverted attention by releasing Bush’s aggressive fundraising numbers, Democrats engaged in tweet storms and press calls aimed at establishing a negative narrative around...
  • 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....
  • Ted Cruz Sets Record Straight With Karl Rove

    07/06/2015 11:07:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Ted Cruz 2016 ^ | 6/28/15 | Ted Cruz
    Rove Today: “When Mr. Cruz and I talked in 2009, I was not raising money for the Bush Library, nor was former President Bush 43 going to endorse some unnamed Dallas state representative for state attorney general, nor were any library donors “berating” me.” Rove in 2009: “[T]he distress you mention is not mine or 43 — it is the people raising money for the library who are also Branch fans and will not understand why one part of the Bush family is for not-the-guy while they are raising money big bucks for library.” HOUSTON, Texas – The presidential campaign...
  • In new book, Cruz says Karl Rove questioned if George H.W. Bush was too old for sound judgment

    07/06/2015 10:39:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    AP US News and World Report ^ | 6/29/15 | WILL WEISSERT
    Though it's not even out yet, tea party firebrand Ted Cruz's new book is already irking at least one member of the Republican establishment: Karl Rove. The veteran GOP strategist is denying Cruz's assertion in his forthcoming book that Rove pressed him not to publicize former President George H.W. Bush 2009 endorsement of Cruz's then-campaign for Texas attorney general. Cruz writes that Rove was then raising money for George W. Bush's presidential library, and top donors were backing another Republican in the attorney general race. Now a senator from Texas seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Cruz also writes that...
  • Are Social Issues Hurting Republicans?

    06/04/2015 8:45:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 3, 2015 | Karl Rove
    This is a time when it’s necessary to read beyond the headlines. A May 10 Gallup survey shows that the share of Americans calling themselves social liberals has risen to 31% from 25% in 2009, while the share of self-described social conservatives has fallen to 31% from 42%. It is the first time social conservatives have not outnumbered social liberals since Gallup began asking the question in 1999. As recently as 2010, social conservatives led by 17 points. All this was trumpeted as bad news for Republicans. But what’s driving this shift is largely Democrats lurching further leftward. In 2010,...
  • American Crossroads facing challenges to its political power

    05/24/2015 6:54:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    staradvertiser.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Eric Lichtblau and Maggie Haberman
    WASHINGTON >> For three election cycles, American Crossroads, the brainchild of Karl Rove and other leading Republican strategists, has been among the most powerful forces in national politics, a shadow party that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising, data and opposition research to help elect candidates. But in the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Crossroads — among the first outside groups to fully exploit the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashing wealthy donors and corporations — has been buffeted by a rapidly changing political landscape that is testing its pre-eminence, and potentially its survival. The...
  • Karl Rove on Jeb Bush's Iraq comments: He won't make the mistake again

    05/15/2015 6:27:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    NBC Today ^ | 5/15/15 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Jeb Bush will have learned from this week's firestorm over his Iraq War comments, says Karl Rove, the Republican strategist who helped steer his brother to the White House. "He's a very smart guy. He's not a guy who needs the lesson taught to him twice," Rove told TODAY's Savannah Guthrie on Friday. -snip- Rove said he hasn't endorsed Bush — or any of the other Republican candidates who have formally declared their presidential bid. The the strategist said he was months away from making his decision. "I want everybody to get in as a candidate and then start showing...
  • Jeb Bush vs. Karl Rove

    05/12/2015 6:55:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/15 | Alex Isenstadt and Kenneth P. Vogel
    They’ve had plenty of tangles over the years. Now, the two Republicans are rivals in the quest for GOP megabucks. Jeb Bush was running for reelection as Florida’s governor in 2002 and needed the help of his brother, the president. But there was one person standing in his way: Karl Rove. Rove, the storied strategist who helped steer George W. Bush into the White House two years earlier, had laid down a strict rule for candidates seeking presidential assistance: No one — not even Jeb — would have unfettered access to the commander in chief. -snip- Now, at the onset...
  • Bill O'Reilly Makes Fun Of Karl Rove's Prediction Skills

    10/21/2014 4:39:20 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 21 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 10-20-2014 | Ed Mazza
    Bill O'Reilly had a little fun at Karl Rove's expense on Monday night. While appearing on "The O'Reilly Factor" from Las Vegas, Rove whipped out his whiteboard to drive home some points about the upcoming midterm election. When the political strategist finished, O'Reilly warned him not to bring the whiteboard into the casinos. "I don't gamble," Rove said. "With your prediction record, that's a wise move," O'Reilly cracked. "Y'know that was personal and petty," Rove said. "That was personal and petty." "That's me," said O'Reilly. "P and P."
  • Karl Rove: Weapon of Mass Delusion

    10/21/2014 4:10:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    So Karl Rove was involved in a cover-up. Well, leave it to Karl -- the “boy genius” and the “architect” -- to orchestrate a cover-up that actually hides information exculpatory to his President and his party. He did just that on the issue of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. This is not an outlier either -- this is just Rove being Rove. And ‘Rove being Rove’ has sewn the seeds of destruction that gave us Barack Obama in 2008, and again in 2012, and has scattered political germs that still haunt Republicans to this day. This goes back...
  • Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete.

    10/19/2014 5:02:30 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/19/14 | Kevin Williamson
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE www.nationalreview.com PRINT October 19, 2014 12:00 AM Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete. By Kevin D. Williamson ‘Karl Rove targets attorney general race in California.” “Who’s afraid of Kamala Harris? Karl Rove!” “Karl Rove Attacks — We Need Your Help!” Karl Rove’s starring role in the 2010 California attorney general’s race came as a surprise to Karl Rove, who wasn’t actually involved in that particular contest. This happens with him all the time. For the Left, Rove served for many years as the go-to bogeyman, the marquee name with which to conjure before...
  • Bush Didn’t Lie.So Why Did His Admin Sit on the Evidence of Saddam Hussein’s WMDs?

    10/18/2014 3:10:52 PM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | October 18, 2014 | DeRoy Murdock
    New media accounts — including coverage by NRO’s Patrick Brennan — confirm what I repeatedly have written since the depths of Operation Iraqi Freedom: The late dictator Saddam Hussein did have weapons of mass death, and the United States of America was correct to invade Iraq, find these toxins, and destroy them. Also vital: padlocking this Baathist general store for militant-Islamic terrorism. As I explained on July 17, 2006: While the liberal press gently sleeps, evidence continues to mount that Hussein had WMDs, though perhaps not in quantities that would bulge warehouses. “Since 2003 Coalition forces have recovered approximately 500...
  • THE NEW YORK TIMES REDISCOVERS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ

    10/17/2014 10:24:01 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 17, 2014 | Laurie Mylroie
    THE NEW YORK TIMES REDISCOVERS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ Iraq War-era partisan fights aside, the real problem now is that they're under ISIS' control. By Laurie Mylroie – 10.17.14 What a difference a decade makes! When it was first reported in May 2004 that Saddam-era chemical weapons shells had injured U.S. troops, the editors of the New York Times dismissed that, “Finding some residual weapons that had escaped a large-scale destruction program would be no great surprise and if the chemicals had degraded, no major threat.” Now, a major New York Times report on the issue has been...
  • the new york times rediscovers weapons of mass destruction in iraq

    10/17/2014 8:22:13 AM PDT · by lasereye · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.17.14 | Laurie Mylroie, Ph.D.
    What a difference a decade makes! When it was first reported in May 2004 that Saddam-era chemical weapons shells had injured U.S. troops, the editors of the New York Times dismissed that, “Finding some residual weapons that had escaped a large-scale destruction program would be no great surprise and if the chemicals had degraded, no major threat.” Now, a major New York Times report on the issue has been followed by an editorial warning of “A Deadly Legacy in Iraq”: some 5,000 chemical shells have been discovered over the years in Iraq by U.S. or U.S.-trained Iraqi forces. Many more...
  • Bush Didn’t Lie: But why did his administration sit on the evidence of Saddam Hussein’s WMDs?

    10/17/2014 7:33:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/17/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    New media accounts — including coverage by NRO’s Patrick Brennan — confirm what I repeatedly have written since the depths of Operation Iraqi Freedom: The late dictator Saddam Hussein did have weapons of mass death, and the United States of America was correct to invade Iraq, find these toxins, and destroy them. Also vital: padlocking this Baathist general store for militant-Islamic terrorism. As I explained on July 17, 2006: While the liberal press gently sleeps, evidence continues to mount that Hussein had WMDs, though perhaps not in quantities that would bulge warehouses. “Since 2003 Coalition forces have recovered approximately...
  • Insiders Blame Rove for Covering Up Iraq’s Real WMD

    10/16/2014 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 16, 2014 | by Eli Lake
    There’s one man, some Republicans say, who kept the public from learning about the chemical shells littered around the Iraqi battlefield. He was Bush's most important political adviser. Starting in 2004, some members of the George W. Bush administration and Republican lawmakers began to find evidence of discarded chemical weapons in Iraq. But when the information was brought up with the White House, senior adviser Karl Rove told them to ‘let these sleeping dogs lie.’ The issue of Iraq’s WMD remnant was suddenly thrust back into the fore this week, with a blockbuster New York Times report accusing the Bush...
  • Karl Rove to GOP: No ‘Score -Settling’ With Obama After Midterm Wins

    10/10/2014 8:57:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 96 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 10/9/14 | Eddie Scarry
    In a new op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Republican strategist Karl Rove warns the GOP that should they make big gains in the November midterm elections, they should focus on passing legislation rather than “score-settling” with President Barack Obama. Rove writes that he anticipates Obama to reject bills sent to him from a Republican Congress but that Obama ” deserves the chance to show he’s matured as a leader and has the energy to govern.” From the op-ed: Mr. Obama is not the only person who must decide how to proceed. Whatever path the president chooses, Republicans must settle...
  • Karl Rove is Ruining the GOP

    10/08/2014 2:41:59 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 53 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | October 7, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Karl Rove recently tried to advise Republicans on how the party can more effectively take back the Senate in November. He made two main suggestions. One was that Republican candidates must “make the case for electing someone new who will be a check and balance in the Senate on Mr. Obama and his agenda, rather than returning a Democratic loyalist who toes his line.” Rove’s second suggestion was that the party should “offer a positive, optimistic conservative agenda to make independents who disapprove of Mr. Obama comfortable voting Republican.” Rove is right on both counts, especially about offering a positive...
  • Kansas Surprise: Orman Leads Roberts by 10 in NBC/Marist Poll [No Republican Senate?]

    10/05/2014 11:26:10 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 04, 2014 | CARRIE DANN
    Kansas Surprise: Orman Leads Roberts by 10 in NBC/Marist Poll BY CARRIE DANN Independent candidate Greg Orman is leading incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas by 10 points, while Democrats have a slim lead in North Carolina’s contest and both candidates are in a dead heat in Iowa’s Senate race, new NBC News/Marist polls find. The Kansas poll, which shows Roberts trailing 38 percent to Orman’s 48 percent, is full of bad news for the incumbent and for Republicans, who have suddenly seen Roberts’ sleepy re-election race turn into a very real pickup opportunity for Democrats if Orman decides...
  • Your Missing Support (Desperate GOP-E!)

    09/20/2014 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 70 replies
    Email from National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | September 20, 2014 | Seante Republicans
    Before you delete this email, we want to explain something. You’ve probably seen this a lot: Email: Chipped in to Defeat Harry Reid's Democrats? NO DONATION Deadline: 11:59 PM Suggested Support: $5.00 Let us explain… We rely on lots of grassroots conservatives to chip in $5 or more, while the other side is able to pressure Hollywood celebrities and limousine liberals to donate millions. In other words, we need your support or we just can’t keep up. If people donate, it adds up fast, but it only works if everyone does their part. And according to our records, you haven’t...
  • Sheldon Adelson 'Roved' Again?

    09/20/2014 11:57:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/18/14 | DAN RIEHL
    Just as a high stakes gambler in the wrong place at the wrong time might get "rolled" from time to time, Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson appears ripe to get "Roved" yet again based upon reports he's "donated $10 million to a Karl Rove-backed outfit boosting Republican Senate candidates and promised a similar amount to an allied group focused on House races."
  • How To Run Against ObamaCare. Draw attention to the ACA's pernicious effects on ordinary Americans.

    07/19/2014 8:01:11 AM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    WSJ/Rove ^ | July 17, 2014 | Karl Rove
    But GOP candidates can't simply rely on attacking Democrats for having voted for ObamaCare or, in the case of nonincumbents, supporting it. They should draw attention to the law's pernicious effects on ordinary Americans. By humanizing ObamaCare's shortfalls through stories from ordinary people, Republicans will help explode the myth of liberal competence and compassion, keep this issue fresh through the fall and cause voters to hold Democrats accountable at the polls.
  • Just fyi for you:

    06/18/2014 6:18:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    NRCC | Karl Rove
    Dear Friend, The conservative principles you and I believe in are in danger. Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi are crisscrossing America raising millions of dollars from rich liberals. They now have $11 million more on hand. In 12 days we face a critical deadline: the June End of Quarter FEC Fundraising Deadline. We must end strong to stay close with Pelosi’s campaign machine. This is critical to increasing our majority in the House this November. (SNIP) The deadline is just days away. After the VA scandal, Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives, and the Obama Administration trading away 5 Taliban Terrorist...
  • Karl Rove-Backed American Crossroads Attacks GOP Candidate as "Perennial Loser"

    06/14/2014 4:32:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Jun. 10, 2014 | Andy Kroll
    Last year, American Crossroads, the super-PAC conceived of by Republican operative and fundraiser Karl Rove, hatched a plan: Inject itself into 2014 GOP primary races to protect incumbents from hard-line challengers in the mold of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock who could cost the party winnable seats in Congress. Immediately, conservatives howled with outrage over an establishment group targeting tea partiers—Mike Huckabee called it "fratricide." The plan never got off the ground, and American Crossroads itself has largely shied away from picking primary fights. But here's an exception: A brand-new Crossroads ad slams Matt Doheny, who's vying with Elise Stefanik...
  • Battle of attack ads mar primary election (Rove $$$ for 29 year old female ex-staffer)

    06/11/2014 5:52:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    WPTZ ^ | 6/10/14 | Alison Carey
    For the Republicans, New York's 21st congressional district race has become a battle of attack ads. First, American Crossroads, a political action committee co-founded by Karl Rove came out with an ad against Matt Doheny. On Thursday, Doheny told WPTZ he would not release a negative ad against Stefanik and that he wanted to keep the campaign clean. However a few days later, Doheny released an attack ad against his opponent. Then, the super PAC which supports Stefanik released another attack ad against Doheny. -snip- When asked if she thinks American Crossroads’ support or the negative campaign ads against her...
  • American Crossroads launches second ad opposing Doheny for Congress (Rove pimps female ex-staffer)

    06/11/2014 5:30:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    American Crossroads, a Republican super PAC, has released another ad opposing Republican congressional candidate Matthew A. Doheny’s bid for Congress. The ad, “No Conservative,” reviews the “Mistakes” ad released by the PAC last week and calls Mr. Doheny a “perennial loser” for his unsuccessful campaigns for the 21st District seat seat held by Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh. Rep. Owens is not seeking re-election. Mr. Doheny is locked in a primary battle with fellow Republican Elise M. Stefanik. The primary election will be held June 24, and the candidates will face off in debates today and Thursday.
  • Rove-Backed American Crossroads Won’t Get Involved in Cochran Runoff

    06/04/2014 6:27:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 4 | Paul Kane
    American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. Founded by Karl Rove and other Republican strategists, Crossroads and its non-profit affiliate, Crossroads GPS, had not played an active role in supporting GOP Sen. Thad Cochran’s bid to thwart a primary challenge from state Sen. Chris McDaniel, but the group had been working behind the scenes to boost other pro-Cochran super PACs. "Other than Alaska, we...
  • Panic for GOP Establishment as Kashkari is Distant 3rd in New Poll (CA)

    05/29/2014 8:05:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/29/14 | Joel Pollack
    Neel Kashkari swings an axe in his ubiquitous television commercial. But he hasn't found an axe big enough to cut into Tim Donnelly's lead among Republican voters. A new Hoover Institution "Golden State" poll shows that Kashkari is only pulling 5% of the vote, barely above the 4% margin of error, a distant third behind popular Democrat incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown at 36%, and Tea Party favorite Assemblyman Tim Donnelly with 12%. A large chunk of voters--35% overall--is still undecided. Kashkari will need to tap into those voters in the final few days of the race in order to finish...
  • What should the tea party do now? (Rove's RINOs already spinning expected Texas runoff results)

    05/27/2014 8:42:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/14 | Jennifer Rubin
    Yesterday I noted that the tea party in big states and national elections faces a challenge both in money and support when facing competent, mainstream Republicans. To put it bluntly, there aren’t enough Republicans who think that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is a sellout or that the shutdown was a good idea to sustain the tea party in its current form. I’ve suggested that it, in essence, disappears as a distinct subset of the right and, like most insurgent movements, will be soaked up by the larger political entity, in this case the GOP. But are there other things the...
  • Immigration Overhaul Backed by Growing Number of Tea Partyers (Grover Norquist again)

    05/14/2014 1:39:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | May 14, 2014 | Emma Dumain
    More Republicans are pushing for an immigration overhaul.House Republican leaders are mum on a timetable for advancing immigration overhaul legislation and have so far been noncommittal on moving on the issue before the end of the 113th Congress. But a group of mayors and business leaders from across the political spectrum is determined to prove that momentum is growing for a rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws — even among conservatives. The coalition, Partnership for a New American Economy, on Wednesday held the first in a series of monthly conference calls moderated by Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist...
  • Karl Rove ‘flat-out lying’ about Hillary’s health: Clinton camp

    05/13/2014 4:12:54 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/13/13 | Carl Campanile
    GOP activist Karl Rove is being accused of gutter politics in a response by Hillary Clinton’s reps after remarks last week, reported by Page Six, that the former secretary of state may have brain damage from a blood clot she suffered in 2012. “From the moment this happened 17 months ago, the right has politicized her health,” Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement. “First they accused her of faking it. Now they’ve resorted to the other extreme — and are flat-out lying … All he wants to do is inject the issue into the echo chamber, and he’s...
  • Karl Rove denies he said Hillary Clinton had brain damage

    05/13/2014 10:34:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/13/14 | LESLIE LARSON
    Karl Rove denied Tuesday that he said Hillary Clinton had brain damage. "I didn't say she had brain damage, she had a serious health episode," he told FOX News, suggesting that her hospitalization in January 2013 for a blood clot could thwart her presidential ambitions.
  • GOPer: We Must 'Divide And Conquer' People On Public Assistance (Thom Tillis)

    05/06/2014 1:48:53 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    TPM ^ | 5/6/14 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC), the frontrunner in the North Carolina GOP Senate primary, told a crowd two and half years ago that we must "divide and conquer" people on government assistance. Tillis proposed pitting those who are legitimately in need against those who made bad choices. Tillis made the comments in October 2011 in Asheville, North Carolina. They were reported by local press at the time and are being circulated now by the campaign of Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) whom Tillis is vying to unseat. They were highlighted on MSNBC"s Hardball Monday. "What we have to do...
  • Dewhurst Vs. Patrick In Republican Lieutenant Governor Debate (Dewhurst down 20 pts in polls)

    05/03/2014 5:13:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    KERA ^ | 5/2/14 | Daniel Kramer / Michael Stravato
    The two Republican lieutenant governor candidates, David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick, faced off Friday night in a runoff debate. The debate took place at the studios of Houston Public Media. The runoff is May 27. The latest polls show Dewhurst, the current lieutenant governor, far behind Patrick, a state senator. Here’s a look at the race from KUHF, Houston’s public radio station: It's unusual for the incumbent to be unseated, but Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is as many as 20 points behind state Sen. Dan Patrick in the polls.
  • Charity Balks as Shirtless Dan Patrick Ad Hits Texas Airwaves

    05/02/2014 11:59:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    A new television ad in the lieutenant governors race has a charity demanding an apology. The ad from the David Dewhurst campaign show a series of pictures of Dan Patrick with a tie but no shirt looking as if he’s at a wild party, but a written statement from the Be an Angel Fund reveals that Patrick was literally selling the shirt off his back at a fundraiser to help special needs children.
  • Karl Rove flip-flops on Nate Silver

    04/30/2014 6:06:57 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 04-30-2014 | Dylan Byers
    And yet just when the news is getting good, Rove is calling Silver's whole methodology into doubt. On Wednesday, he tweeted a link to a National Journal column titled "Why I Don't Agree With Nate Silver: Number-crunching Senate prediction models are fun to follow but are not very useful." "Smart piece: may disagree w/ some specifics, but major point is correct," Rove wrote. The major point is that the methodology behind Silver's projections is flawed: "Unlike baseball, where the sample size runs in the thousands of at-bats or innings pitched, these models overemphasize a handful of early polls at the...
  • Tillis shifts strategy to right, attacking Brannon and hitting social conservative issues (NC)

    04/28/2014 10:25:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    charoltteobserver.com ^ | 4/27/14 | John Frank
    SANFORD For months, Republican Thom Tillis’ Senate campaign touted his accomplishments and focused his attacks on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, acting like a frontrunner with his eye on November. Now, in the final days before the May 6 primary, Tillis is changing his strategy. Last week, he mailed a flier to voters that attacked his top GOP rival for not paying his property taxes on time. He also debuted a TV ad that trumpets his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage. Tillis hit the social conservative issues Saturday in his speech at the 2nd Congressional District GOP convention in Sanford....
  • Karl Rove: Jeb Bush 'Act Of Love' Remarks 'Inartful'

    04/08/2014 2:35:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies
    VIDEO AT LINK On Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" on Tuesday, former adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove reacted to remarks from former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) that called certain types of illegal immigration an "act of love"...
  • GROVER NORQUIST: Here Are The Only 6 Republicans Who Can Win In 2016

    03/10/2014 6:01:57 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 92 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 8 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Grover Norquist, the influential conservative who serves as president of Americans for Tax Reform, thinks there are only six Republicans who can win the 2016 Republican nomination for president. His list, which he told Business Insider in an approximately hour-long interview Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. "There are only six people who can credibly run start-to-finish, and any of them could conceivably win the presidency," Norquist said....
  • Jeb Bush’s Bush Problem Clouds 2016 (6% support in polls is worse than Romney...)

    03/07/2014 11:22:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Klein
    If 2016 brings another Bush-Clinton matchup, not all famous last names are equal at the start. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll makes clear why it’s better to be associated with the 42nd president than the 43rd and 41st, at least for now. The poll has plenty of good news for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Two-thirds of Americans say they’d consider voting for Clinton in 2016, and a full 25 percent say they will definitely support her. Again, among all Americans – not just Democrats, or Democrats and independents – one in four say they are fully on board for Hillary...
  • Sen Cornyn Hails 'Friend for Long Time' Karl Rove

    02/21/2014 6:40:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Dallas Blog ^ | 2/21/14 | Tom McGregor
    Sen. John Cornyn (R.-Tx.) loves to heap praise for his buddy, Karl Rove, a GOP Establishment political operative, who is calling for Republicans to play nice with Hillary Clinton. Cornyn has described Rove as "my friend for a long time." The Texas Tribune reports that, "Once the Texas GOP's go-to campaign strategist, Karl Rove has become something of a boogeyman for campaigns on both sides of the ballot in the 2014 election cycle." Rove explained that Sen. Cornyn is a true friend of the liberal elite in Washington D.C. Rove is quoted as saying that, “His colleagues like him a...
  • John Cornyn and the Tiny Elephant in the Room (Rove Comments at Cornyn Rally..)

    02/17/2014 12:09:07 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Slate ^ | 2/17/12 | David Weigel
    "JOHN CORNYN RALLY," read the LED billboard outside the Maude Cobb convention center. "NEAL MCCOY CONCERT." After 3 p.m., around a thousand local Republican activists started lining up for all of it. For $25, they could watch a local hero country singer perform a full show, collect all the GOP swag they wanted (in Cornyn tote bags), crack open free peanuts and sodas -- oh, yes, and to meet Texas's senior senator. If they parted with four figures, they could talk to Cornyn and Karl Rove at a private reception before the show. -snip- At the Longview rally, Karl Rove...
  • Cornyn: 2014 and beyond about ‘mitigating Obama policies’ (from yesterday's Cornyn-Rove rally)

    02/17/2014 9:18:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/17/14 | Glenn Evans
    The senior senator from Texas predicted little movement in Congress for the rest of the year on immigration reform, or much of anything, during a campaign stop in Longview Sunday. “I think this is going to be about mitigating the policies of the president,” Republican Sen. John Cornyn said, noting the GOP needs a net six-seat gain to win control of the Senate. “We’ll be in strategic position to mitigate some of the harm of some of those policies.” Cornyn brushed off a recent, milder push-back on Obamacare to “mend it, don’t end it.” “You can’t actually update the policies...
  • Political rally in Longview features Neal McCoy performance (Cornyn rally with Karl Rove)

    02/17/2014 7:01:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/17/14 | Reese Gordon
    Peanuts were cracking and boots were stomping Sunday at a Longview rally for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. More than 1,000 people attended the event at Maude Cobb Convention Center — which featured a performance by Longview resident and country music singer Neal McCoy. Karl Rove, former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff for President George W. Bush, delivered a short speech to introduce Cornyn. With a large American flag as a backdrop, McCoy led the crowd in a rendition of “the Star-Spangled Banner.” Rick Hulburt, a Hallsville resident, said he and his wife, Mary, decided to attend the event...
  • Republicans warn against 2016 strategy that goes overboard on attacking Clintons' political past

    02/16/2014 12:31:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/16/14 | Fox News
    Former Bush administration adviser Karl Rove on Sunday cautioned Republicans against a 2016 presidential election strategy that focuses too much on the political history of potential Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Rove told “Fox News Sunday” he was uncertain whether revisiting Clinton and husband Bill Clinton’s years in the White House would help Republicans win the presidency. “It may,” said Rove, now a “Fox News” contributor. “But the trouble for Republicans is it’s easier to say what you’re against than what you are for.” Republicans have tried to knock down a Clinton candidacy essentially since she resigned from her post in...