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  • Iowa Democratic Party rejects audit of caucus vote (cheating ticks off socialists)

    02/07/2016 1:57:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 2/06/16 | Barry Grey
    **SNIP** McGuire, whose state organization, like the national party apparatus, is solidly behind Clinton, rejected the request, telling the Register in an interview Tuesday, "These are the final results." Democrats have never released actual head counts in Iowa caucuses, and McGuire flatly said they would not be released this time either. On Thursday, the Register published an editorial headlined, "Something smells in the Democratic Party," denouncing state party officials for refusing to agree to an audit or release details of the voting. "What happened Monday night at the Democratic caucuses was a debacle, period," the Register wrote. "Democracy, particularly at...
  • Watching the Democrat debate on PMSNBC...this is hilarious

    02/04/2016 6:35:14 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 2/4/16 | sff
    Listening to these two old angry white hacks is very funny folks. No joke. They are really going at it....
  • Hillary Clinton's Internet Supporters Desperately Want This Campaign to be about Sexism

    02/03/2016 2:03:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Pastemagazine.com ^ | 2/3/16 | Shane Ryan
    I want to start with a few key facts, because they'll be important in a moment: 1. Among left-leaning female voters under the age of 45, Bernie Sanders holds a significant lead in the polls. 2. He's received far more donations from females than Hillary Clinton. 3. The results in Iowa showed that he won handily in the under-45 category, regardless of whether the voter was male or female. As it happens, there is absolutely a gap in support when it comes to Sanders and Clinton. But it's not a gender gap-it's an age gap. ....It's simple: Older people vote...
  • Presidential Candidate John Kasich Wants to Reunite Pink Floyd

    02/03/2016 12:10:51 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | 2/3/16 | Jeff Giles
    Is the power of the White House enough to get Pink Floyd back together for one more concert? The obvious answer to that question is "almost definitely not," but that isn't going to stop Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich from doing his level best to reunite the dormant group if he ends up winning the 2016 election. Kasich made his unexpected campaign pledge during a Feb. 1 interview with CNN... "...if I'm president," he decreed, "I am going to...try to reunite Pink Floyd..." First on Kasich's wish list for the reunion set: "Money," from 1973's Dark Side of the Moon.
  • Do You Know A Single Rubio Supporter?

    02/01/2016 7:17:42 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 119 replies
    I'm trying to figure out where all these Rubio supporters are coming from? Perhaps it's just me, but I don't know a single Rubio supporter? How does Rubio, who began campaigning 3 weeks ago in Iowa, who can't even get 100 people to show up to a single rally, generate this many votes? For the record, I've seen or known Trump, Cruz, Carson, Fiorina, Huckabee, Kasich, Hillary and Bernie. Please let me know if you even know 1 Rubio supporter. For the record it could be you saw one when you were out and about.
  • Donald Trump's Campaign Slapped With Gender Discrimination Complaint

    01/31/2016 2:32:56 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 1/31/16 | Joe Otterson
    Former campaign field organizer claims male counterparts were paid more money for the same work A former campaign field organizer for Donald Trump's Presidential campaign in Iowa has filed a complaint alleging that the campaign discriminated against her based on her gender. Elizabeth Mae Davidson, who was fired by the Trump campaign earlier this month, filed a complaint with the Davenport Civil Rights Commission, alleging that her male counterparts were paid more money for doing the same work she was doing, according to the New York Times.
  • Vote ... Or Else! Why Are Outside Groups Scaring Voters To The Polls?

    01/30/2016 2:00:25 PM PST · by JediJones · 14 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10/31/2014 | Dylan Scott
    "Who you vote for is your secret," the letter, posted by some recipients on Twitter, says. "But whether or not you vote is public record. Many organizations monitor turnout in your neighborhood and are disappointed by the inconsistent voting of many of your neighbors." "We will be reviewing ... official voting records after the upcoming election to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014," the mailer concludes. "If you do not vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not." So they aren't the only ones and this isn't new. In Alaska, voters have complained...
  • Question: Are delegates earned at Iowa "proportional" or "winner take all"?

    01/30/2016 1:36:44 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    1/30/16 | sff
    Just wondering. Let's pretend Trump wins 51% of the vote on Monday and Cruz wins 49%...does Trump get all the Iowa delegates at the convention, or does he get 51% of the Iowa delegates and Cruz gets the other 49%?
  • [Wayback Machine] Political Mailers Using Social Pressure To Mobilize Voters Stir Controversy

    01/30/2016 4:16:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 2, 2012 | Dan Froomkin
    WASHINGTON -- Customized mass-mail campaigns from groups on the left and the right are using peer pressure to get out the vote by comparing recipients' voting records with those of their neighbors. A first wave of mailers from a conservative group has spawned complaints about invasion of privacy and intimidation. More than 2 million registered voters around the country recently received flyers in the mail from Virginia-based Americans for Limited Government. The "vote history audits" in the mailers show whether recipients made it to the polls in the last several elections, and list neighbors by name and address with their...
  • FLASHBACK - (2014) 'Vote-Shaming': An Effective Leftist Strategy

    01/30/2016 3:24:54 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2014 | Sally Zelikovsky
    While campaigns nationwide are hysterically ramping up their “get out the vote” (GOTV) efforts, Democrats are banking on a strategy that worked for them in 2012, hoping it will give them an edge and allow them to eke out some victories. Democrats in North Carolina are mailing a variety of letters to voters designed to get them to the polls – a “voter-shaming” tactic, as described by Rush Limbaugh. One type of letter is a personalized report card about the recipient’s voting history, which is then compared to the voting histories of others in his/her neighborhood or community
  • You're for Trump, I'm for Cruz

    01/29/2016 7:53:06 PM PST · by KittenClaws · 227 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    Prior to this primary, I've never seen or partaken in, the vitriolic discussions Ive seen on FreeRepublic before now. Particularly when we all have held the same goal for so long. But I am now guilty, as others are...
  • TV Ratings: Fox News Debate Numbers Steady Without Donald Trump

    01/29/2016 7:19:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/29/16 | Marisa Guthrie
    ...Donald Trump may have been conspicuously absent, but Thursday night's Republican debate on Fox News Channel nevertheless scored a 8.4 rating, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen. That's higher than the preliminary rating for the last Republican debate, Jan. 14 on sister net Fox Business Network.
  • When Being Pro-Life Didn't Make You a Republican

    01/24/2016 6:06:05 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 11/23/15 | Robert Tracy McKenzie
    Historians have a favorite saying: "The past is like a foreign country." When we travel there, we meet people who think and act very differently. We return home with a new perspective, recognizing how much we take for granted, how much is far from inevitable. For a powerful illustration of this truth, look no further than Daniel K. Williams's masterful new book, Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement before Roe v. Wade (Oxford University Press). When readers turn the final page, they may feel like they have visited not just a different country, but a different universe.
  • ...New York records indicate he has NEVER voted in a Republican presidential primary...

    01/21/2016 5:16:26 PM PST · by Isara · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 January 2016 | David Martosko
    As Trump woos primary voters, New York records indicate he has NEVER voted in a Republican presidential primary (and neither have Ivanka or Melania!) ...Only primary elections on the list were from mayoral and Senate contestsHe has voted consistently in general elections, but not primaries... Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has never voted in a Republican presidential primary election in his home state of New York, voter records show. The same can be said of Trump's daughter Ivanka and his wife Melania. The revelation will give his rivals a fresh line of attack as the billionaire presses voters to embrace...
  • Trump Blames 'Two Corinthians' Gaffe On Tony Perkins

    01/21/2016 12:50:05 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/21/2016 | Bradford Richards
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump late Wednesday pinned blame for his scriptural gaffe -saying "2 Corinthians" instead of "Second Corinthians" - on evangelical activist Tony Perkins. "Tony Perkins wrote that out for me. He actually wrote out the 2, he wrote out the number 2 Corinthians," Trump said on "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon." "I took exactly what Tony said, and I said, 'Well, Tony has to know better than anybody.'" The slip-up drew laughs from the crowd at evangelical Liberty University and led to attacks on the billionaire businessman's faith. But Trump said he has since heard from "a...
  • Donald Trump Rampages to +32 Point Lead in Florida [Ignored by Florida Media]

    01/20/2016 6:28:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/20/16 | John Nolte
    According to a just-released poll from Florida Atlantic University broadcast on MSNBC, in a 12 person Republican primary, Donald Trump is blowing the pack away in Florida with an incredible +32 point lead. The billionaire businessman currently enjoys 48% support in the Sunshine State, a +12 point jump from November.
  • Donald Trump Hasn’t Voted in the Last Six Presidential Primaries

    01/18/2016 5:31:49 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | June 28, 2015- | Jillian Kay Melchior Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420435/donald-trump-hasnt-
    When it comes to voting, Donald Trump must be hoping Americans will do as he says, and not as he does. Records reviewed by National Review show that the mogul-turned-candidate never bothered to cast his vote in the past six presidential-primary elections — even in 2000, 2004, and 2012, years when he floated the idea of running for the Oval Office. Even as Trump filled candidates’ coffers, he skipped the 2002 general election, failing to cast a vote for U.S. representative and governor, among other positions. He’s also sat out several city and state elections in the past 15 years,...
  • Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue—Free eBook

    01/18/2016 2:11:58 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper
    Ligonier.org ^ | 1/18/16 | Nathan Bingham
    Friday will mark the 43rd anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. In light of this, Reformation Trust is making the ebook edition of R.C. Sproul's Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue free to download until the end of the month. We encourage you to download this ebook and share it with your family, friends, and church community. In this book, Dr. R.C. Sproul employs his unique perspective as a highly experienced pastor-theologian and a trained philosopher to provide well-considered and compassionate answers to the difficult questions that attend termination of pregnancy. Dr. Sproul strives for a...
  • Awkward, pandering spectacle of Hillary Clinton trying to 'be real'

    01/16/2016 4:21:03 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 1/16/16 | Maureen Callahan
    Last Wednesday night, an hour-long interview with Hillary Clinton, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, aired on television. This alone is remarkable. Few candidates at this level, at this stage of the election cycle, grant any media outlet that much time. Even more remarkable: This sit-down wasn't with "60 Minutes," Charlie Rose or "Meet the Press." Instead, Clinton took questions from little-known former rock 'n roll groupie and celebrity-hanger-on Amanda de Cadenet, who has a talk show on the Lifetime network.
  • Obama grants 'refugee' status to new wave of migrants [Genesis 11]

    01/16/2016 9:37:46 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/15/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The number of Central American migrants crossing illegally into the United States through the Southern border has grown exponentially under the Obama administration. More than 130,000 came in 2014 alone, most of them welcomed by sanctuary cities and then protected from deportation by President Obama’s executive actions. The legality of those actions remains unsettled and appears headed to the Supreme Court. But now President Obama has invented a new way to continue the influx of migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and do it in a way that is deemed "legal." He will simply re-categorize them as "refugees." Secretary...
  • Gallup: Share of Democrats reaches record low

    01/11/2016 6:04:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/11/16 | Nick Gass
    The share of Americans identifying as a Democrat dropped to a record low in 2015, according to the latest Gallup results published Monday, in the latest indication that Americans' attachment to either political party is at or nearing historical lows. Overall, 42 percent over the course of the last year identified as independents, a slight drop from the 43 percent who identified as such in 2014. While Democrats maintained a small advantage over Republicans — 29 percent to 26 percent — the Democratic share is at its lowest in Gallup history.
  • Inhofe endorses Rubio for GOP nomination

    01/09/2016 7:10:52 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    NewsOK.com ^ | 1/9/16 | Chris Casteel
    Sen. Jim Inhofe endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination on Saturday, becoming the second Oklahoman in Congress to back the first-term Florida lawmaker. Inhofe, R-Tulsa, called Rubio "a solid conservative" and said he would be the strongest Republican candidate against Hillary Clinton if the former secretary of state secures the Democratic nomination.
  • Trump tweets Richmond man's obit that ends with request to vote for the candidate

    01/09/2016 11:59:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 1/9/16 | Paul Whelan
    A paid obituary in the Richmond Times-Dispatch for Ernest Overbey is getting read across the country today thanks to presidential candidate Donald Trump. Overbey's obit, which ran in the paper on Tuesday, ends with the line "and please vote for Donald Trump."
  • Trump Could Win It All [Survey: 20% of DEMOCRATS support]

    01/09/2016 6:41:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    US News ^ | 1/9/2016
    So if Donald Trump proved the political universe wrong and won the Republican presidential nomination, he would be creamed by Hillary Clinton, correct? A new survey of likely voters...by Washington-based Mercury Analytics... Nearly 20 percent of likely Democratic voters say they'd cross sides and vote for Trump, while a small number, or 14 percent, of Republicans claim they'd vote for Clinton.
  • New survey shows a sizable number of Democrats ready to defect from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump

    01/08/2016 9:31:05 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 58 replies
    US News ^ | 1/8/2016 | James Warren
    So if Donald Trump proved the political universe wrong and won the Republican presidential nomination, he would be creamed by Hillary Clinton, correct? A new survey of likely voters might at least raise momentary dyspepsia for Democrats since it suggests why it wouldn't be a cakewalk. The survey by Washington-based Mercury Analytics is a combination online questionnaire and "dial-test" of Trump's first big campaign ad among 916 self-proclaimed "likely voters" (this video shows the ad and the dial test results). It took place primarily Wednesday and Thursday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent. Nearly...
  • Ryan Scores Dual Wins With Obamacare Repeal Vote

    01/07/2016 4:53:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Real Clear Politics via MSN ^ | 1/07/15 | James Arkin
    **SNIP** For Ryan, Wednesday's vote represented two victories. First, he has bragging rights as the speaker who forced Obama to use the eighth veto of his presidency to protect the health care law. Secondly, having pushed the limits of repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood as far as a veto override, the issue is likely now settled until after the election. "The good news is, with this reconciliation bill, there will finally be some clarity," Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) told the Washington Post Tuesday. "The president will very glibly veto it. But at least then it will be on him...
  • Florida Alert: Speaker of the Florida House Statement on Obama Gun Control

    01/06/2016 12:17:50 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    facebook ^ | 1/5/16 | Steve Crisafulli
    Florida Speaker of the House, Steve Crisafulli, posted the following statement yesterday in response to the executive orders proposed by [Hussein]. [Hussein]'s executive order on guns is an overreach that restricts our Second Amendment rights and does nothing to stop crime. The answer to preventing crime and acts of terror in this country is not to make it harder for law abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families from those who seek to do us harm. "It is unfortunate that [Hussein] refuses to work with Congress to find real solutions, and instead chooses to issue executive fiats that undermine...
  • Donald Trump to speak at Liberty University

    01/05/2016 11:35:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 1/5/16 | Lesley Clark
    .....Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University on Jan. 18, the latest presidential hopeful to address the conservative school founded by the late Jerry Falwell. Trump - who spoke in 2012 at the Virginia school - is scheduled to address the school's students on the first day of classes for the spring semester, the News & Advance in Lynchburg reported. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. told the newspaper that he and his wife, Becki, have stayed in "close contact" with Trump since his 2012 appearance on campus. Falwell and Trump also spoke after Falwell's December appearance on "The Sean...
  • GOP debate crushed it in week's ratings...[Beat NFL & Adele Special]

    12/23/2015 7:45:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    myway.com ^ | 12/22/15 | Frazier Moore
    The latest GOP debate edged out NFL football and beat everything else to score as last week's most-watched prime-time program, leaving Democrats and even Adele in the dust. The Republican presidential faceoff (the party's fifth, this time from Las Vegas on Dec. 15) drew 18.17 million viewers to CNN, according to the Nielsen ratings company. Sunday's NFL game between Arizona and Philadelphia, aired on NBC, was the week's runner-up with 18.11 million viewers. "Adele Live in New York," also aired by NBC, ranked 11th. It was seen by 11.27 million viewers.
  • Half Of U.S. Voters Embarrassed With Trump As President, Quinnipiac...Poll Finds...

    12/22/2015 11:57:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 68 replies
    Quinnipiac.edu ^ | 12/22/15
    Six weeks before the Iowa Caucuses open the 2016 presidential race in earnest, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz lead the Republican field nationally, but Trump trails either Democratic candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and 50 percent of American voters say they would be embarrassed to have Trump as president, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today...
  • Franklin Graham: "I have resigned from the Republican Party..."

    12/21/2015 3:19:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    Twitter/Facebook ^ | 12/21/15 | Franklin Graham
    Shame on the Republicans and the Democrats for passing such a wasteful spending bill last week. And to top it off, funding Planned Parenthood! A Huffington Post article called it "a big win for Planned Parenthood." I call it a big loss for America. After all of the appalling facts revealed this year about Planned Parenthood, our representatives in Washington had a chance to put a stop to this, but they didn't. There's no question-taxpayers should not be paying for abortions! Abortion is murder in God's eyes. Seeing and hearing Planned Parenthood talk nonchalantly about selling baby parts from aborted...
  • Movement to Primary Speaker Paul Ryan Out of Congress Picks Up Steam

    12/19/2015 9:33:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 133 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/19/15 | Jim Hoft
    .....A facebook page was set up to primary Paul Ryan from Congress. The page already has 4,335 likes. There is also a Fire Paul Ryan webpage set up online. And now this... On Friday the Wisconsin Tea Party declared war on Ryan.
  • Michael Moore: I’m Coming for 'Big Wuss' Donald Trump

    12/17/2015 12:32:51 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 83 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12/17/15 | Marlow Stern
    The Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker discusses his new film 'Where to Invade Next,' gun violence in America, the Sandy Hook anniversary, and his anti-Trump campaign. Trump Tower is, in many ways, a 68-story monument to the hypocrisy of Donald Trump. The Midtown Manhattan monstrosity, whose gold entryway sign bearing his name screams off-Strip Vegas casino, used concrete from a firm owned by the Genovese and Gambino crime families. It was built by 200 undocumented Polish immigrants who claimed they were paid meager off-the-book wages. And if that weren't enough, Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who massacred thousands of his people,...
  • Trump Is the Good Guy

    12/15/2015 3:07:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/15/15 | Conrad Black
    It is time to look more seriously at the Donald Trump presidential candidacy.... ...For the first time in its history, the United States has had four, and arguably five, consecutive terms of unsuccessful federal government, from administrations and Congresses of both parties. The last Clinton term under-reacted to the original terrorist incidents at the Khobar Towers (1996), the Nairobi and Dar es Salaam embassies (1998) and the USS Cole (in 2000); and stoked up the housing bubble through the Community Reinvestment Act and executive orders to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to invest massively in sub-prime mortgages. George W. Bush...
  • Trump's Medical Report Is More Insane Than His Campaign Somehow [Liberal Whiners]

    12/14/2015 7:42:01 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12/14/15 | Dr Strange
    Donald Trump's doctor released a medical report so silly that when we asked the American Medical Association about its language, their spokesman started to laugh. Donald Trump's doctor appears to be just as bombastic as he is. It's the only conclusion to be drawn from a hilariously bizarre letter that the mogul's doctor-Harold Bornstein-wrote about his yuuuugely terrific health. And the letter raises as many questions as it answers. .....Like Trump, Bornstein seems allergic to detail. And there's one conspicuous absence in the letter, according to Moreno: It has no mention of whether the mogul has ever had a colonoscopy....
  • COMPLETE INTERVIEW: Kelly and Michael Interviews Donald Trump On "LIVE Show" (12/09/2015)

    12/14/2015 7:26:23 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/9/15 | Trump, Ripa, Strahan
    COMPLETE INTERVIEW: Kelly and Michael Interviewes Donald Trump On "LIVE Show" (12/09/2015)
  • Support pours in for Donald Trump after Muslims rant: Panic as donations for campaign soar

    12/13/2015 6:45:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Sunday Express (UK) ^ | 12/13/15 | JAMES MURRAY AND PAUL THOMPSON
    ....Since Trump's controversial demand for Muslims to be temporarily banned from entering the US following an Islamic Stateinspired mass shooting in San Bernardino, donations have been pouring in to his campaign coffers. Experts estimate more than 100,000 supporters have given donations averaging [$60] to his campaign, even though he is largely self financing his presidential ambitions. ....Hollywood actor Harrison Ford, 73, even joined in the attacks yesterday, saying Trump, who refers to himself as "The Donald", was unable to separate fact from fiction. Trump had praised the 1997 film Air Force One in which Ford, playing the president, defeats terrorists....
  • Billionaire Bush donor begins personal anti-Trump campaign (Mike Fernandez, MBF Healthcare Partners)

    12/09/2015 4:06:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2015 6:37 PM EST | Brendan Farrington
    A billionaire who is backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has launched a personal campaign against fellow billionaire Donald Trump, calling him an insecure, narcissistic bully who needs to be stopped. Mike Fernandez, a Cuban-born major Republican donor from Miami who built his fortune in the health care industry, has bought full-page newspaper ads blasting Trump and planned to run a pro-Latino television ad during Wednesday's GOP debate coverage designed to counter Trump's anti-immigration message. He is also launching a website this week to be called "Stop The Bullyionaire." [...] Fernandez likened the attraction to Trump to the rise of...
  • Poll: Do you agree with Trump's ban on Muslims entering U.S.?

    12/08/2015 8:57:06 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 108 replies
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump is standing behind his proposal to prevent Muslims from entering the United States. While he says it would be a temporary prohibition, he cites a precedent for it — FDR's proclamation against some immigration during World War II. Trump told CNN Tuesday the nation faces "many more World Trade Centers" if its leaders don't take action against Islamic terrorists, many of whom are already in the country. While he provided few details and wouldn't say how long such a ban would last, he faulted President Barack Obama for not declaring that the U.S. is "at war...
  • Photo of Carly Fiorina's "Town Hall" in Iowa Tonight....

    12/07/2015 9:20:58 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/7/15 | Gabby Morrongiello
  • Mayor bans Trump after candidate suggests blocking Muslims

    12/07/2015 9:08:14 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 114 replies
    ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. A Florida mayor says he's banning Donald Trump from his city after the Republican presidential candidate called for the U.S. to stop Muslims from entering the country. Playing off of Trump's earlier words, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman tweeted Monday that he was banning Trump "until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps."
  • GOP donors wrestle with possibility of Trump nomination

    12/01/2015 10:43:16 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 35 replies
    //thehill.com ^ | November 29, 2015, 07:00 am | Jonathan Swan
    When asked who he would vote for if the presidential race comes down to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the former mayor of Los Angeles and a longtime Republican establishment figure, Dick Riordan, says: "I would probably go find a deserted island." "I think Hillary is disgusting," said Riordan, a wealthy investor who has exceeded $500,000 in political donations throughout his career. "And I think Trump is crazy," Riordan added in a telephone interview Monday. Riordan is not alone. In conversations over the past month, GOP establishment donors have confided to The Hill that for the first time in recent...
  • Sandbar Lounge closes; owner blames smoking ban

    12/01/2015 7:56:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | November 30, 2015 | Heather Richards
    Sandbar Lounge, a downtown Casper institution, will close for good Saturday, and its owner says the city's recently imposed smoking ban is to blame. “The smoking ban destroyed the bar, as I foretold it would,” Nancy Goddard wrote Monday in a post on the Sandbar's Facebook page. “I have cried a million tears and will probably cry a million more again. I apologize. I tried and failed. God bless.” Casper residents voted Nov. 3 to reinstate a 2012 smoking ban on bars. More than 6,000 voters cast ballots, with 54 percent voting in favor of the ban. Ban supporters, such...
  • Is Donald Trump shifting to a "General Election" stance? Seems to take more shots at HRC, Obama

    11/30/2015 1:39:33 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    11/30/15 | sff
    Asking fellow FREEPers...I follow Trump on twitter, and see the stories here on FR. I seem to sense that DT thinks he is in a good enough position NOW on the primary front that he can now aim at the Demon Rats. I see more criticism of Shrillary and the Narcissist than I did in the beginning of his campaign, when he seemed more obsessed with taking down his fellow Republicans. Opinions?
  • Sunni cleric says 'women only fit to deliver children'; gender equality 'un-Islamic'

    11/29/2015 6:49:37 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Sunday, November 29, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Sunni leader Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musliar's controversial remarks against gender equality have triggered a strong reaction from parties and activists who demanded that he withdraw them and apologise. Opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist and ruling Congress lashed out at the Islamic scholar over his "anti-women" remarks. Marxist veteran and state Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan alleged that Musliar's remarks were equal to the "anti-democratic" stand of Sangh Parivar and they should be withdrawn. "His remarks amount to insulting even his (Kanthapuram's) own mother. The statements were equal to the anti-democratic stand of Sangh Parivar. He should withdraw it and...
  • Jeremy Corbyn told to resign by Labour MPs as Syria vote engulfs his leadership (Britain)

    11/27/2015 6:43:28 AM PST · by NRx · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-27-2015 | Christopher Hope, and Peter Dominiczak
    Jeremy Corbyn should resign over his "unacceptable" behaviour towards Syria air strikes vote, former Labour ministers have said as the first senior figures in the party break cover against his leadership. Ex-ministers Fiona Mactaggart and John Spellar have urged the Labour leader to take the "sensible" decision to stand down because of the damaging divisions his leadership is creating. Former Home Office minister Ms Mactaggart said his position had become “unsustainable” while fellow ex-minister Mr Spellar said Mr Corbyn’s behaviour over the Syria vote had been “unacceptable”. A third ex Labour minister minister Frank Field said that the party "needs...
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • Yahoo hires Hunter Walker to cover Clinton campaign [Kid who tried to setup Trump this week]

    11/20/2015 1:27:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    capitalnewyork.com ^ | 10/9/15 | Peter Sterne
    Yahoo has hired Business Insider's Hunter Walker as national correspondent, the company announced Friday. Walker will cover the 2016 presidential race for Yahoo News, with a special focus on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
  • Hawaii Is Holding an Election That Only Allows People of Certain Racial Background to Vote

    11/15/2015 10:24:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/13/15 | Hans von Spakovsky
    It's bad enough having a state hold an election that is racially discriminatory. Now we have a judge willing to allow it to move forward. That would be federal district court Judge J. Michael Seabright (a George W. Bush appointee, surprisingly enough). He's refused to issue an injunction to stop an election in Hawaii to set up a separate government that excludes anyone who doesn't meet the state's definition of "Native Hawaiian." Seabright's deplorable decision in Akina v. State of Hawaii is on an emergency appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals--which, unfortunately, doesn't always seem to believe in...
  • Meet Jenean Hampton, First Black Statewide Officeholder in Kentucky [Tea Party Republican!]

    11/11/2015 5:30:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/4/15 | Natalie Johnson
    On Tuesday night, history was made in the state of Kentucky. Voters elected the first African-American to statewide office, making Jenean Hampton Kentucky's new lieutenant governor. Hampton, who ran as the now Governor-elect Matt Bevin's running mate, is an outspoken tea party supporter, making her a rare find among her white counterparts. She's also a newcomer to the political arena. Last year, the 58-year-old ran for her first political seat against Jody Richards, the longest-serving state representative in Kentucky history. Hampton lost, but gained an endorsement from Kentucky Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate Rand Paul.