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  • Donald Trump to Ben Carson: You’re Fired… From My VP Team

    05/21/2016 12:19:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 20, 2016 | Gideon Resnick
    Ben Carson has the ability to say everything he shouldn’t at exactly the wrong time. Since the former neurosurgeon has taken up the role of working on Donald Trump’s vice presidential team, he has suggested that the candidate may pick a Democratic running mate, dropped she-who-must-not-be-named Sarah Palin as a potential pick and earlier generally questioned a number of the presumptive nominee’s habits from his Twitter use to lack of pragmatism. So he was off the VP team in a hurry.
  • Trump Meeting With Sen. Bob Corker on Possible VP Slot

    05/21/2016 8:33:34 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 113 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 20 May 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Donald Trump will meet Monday with Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, whom key Republicans consider a possible running mate for the presumptive nominee. The pair is scheduled to meet at Trump Tower in New York City, The Washington Post reports, citing sources who asked not to be named. Corker, 63, is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is the former mayor of Chattanooga and was first elected to Congress in 2006. He has had a key role in many foreign policy issues involving the Obama administration, including the Iran nuclear deal.
  • Trump Taps D.C. Lawyer Who Vetted Palin for VP Search

    05/20/2016 2:58:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Kelly O'Donnell
    Donald Trump has hired the same D.C. power lawyer who vetted Sarah Palin in 2008 to conduct the legal review of his potential running mate. NBC News confirms that A.B. Culvahouse, a partner in the firm O'Melveny & Myers, will lead the process of sifting through financial, legal and other background materials submitted by potential candidates before Trump finalizes his choice for second-in-command. Trump personally met Culvahouse Wednesday in New York after the Trump campaign reached out to at least two DC-based law firms in an effort to find the best counsel for the job. After John McCain made a...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Who Is NOT On Donald Trump VP List…

    05/15/2016 3:56:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 90 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/14/2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump climbed to the top of the real estate world in the most ruthless, cut-throat, predatory and brutally competitive venues in the world, New York City. Trump did not become the multi-billion-dollar successful deal-maker through naive decisions or suffering with fools – that’s not how success in that business venue works... Understand this and you understand why Donald Trump’s inner circle is life-long or multi-decades deep. Understand this – and you also understand that everything outside of that nucleus is disposable. Everything outside that circle is a tool.
  • The Case for Sarah Palin as Trump's Running Mate

    04/03/2016 12:18:24 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 131 replies
    04/03/2016 | Brices Crossroads
    As I watched Sarah Palin deliver a speech on behalf of Donald Trump the other day before an GOP establishment fundraiser in Wisconsin, I was struck by the enthusiastic response of the crowd. She received a standing ovation at the end. Ted Cruz, who followed her on the dais, received only light and intermittent applause. The contrast in their political skills was stark. Palin was the star who knew how to connect with, and hold, her audience. Cruz, not so much... Let me say at the outset that I am analyzing this from a purely utilitarian and political point of...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Five Names on Trump VP List

    05/15/2016 2:38:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 211 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-15-2016 | Michelle Moons
    Dr. Ben Carson confirmed five people on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s list of potential vice presidential running mates in a recent interview. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 VP running mate to John McCain, was one of the five Carson said was on the list. The rest are all former 2016 GOP presidential candidates: Trump’s closest competitor Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Read more at source)
  • Newt Gingrich says he’d probably say yes if asked to run as Donald Trump’s veep

    05/15/2016 12:40:14 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    With the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees all but decided, attention turned Sunday to the possible contenders for vice president. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he and his wife, Calista, “could be lured into a new path” if presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump were to ask him to join the ticket. “If he can convince Calista and me that it’s doable and it’s serious and that we would in fact contribute, I think we’d be very hard pressed not to say yes,” Mr. Gingrich said on “Fox News Sunday.”
  • ‘This Week’ Transcript: Reince Priebus and Sen. Jeff Sessions

    05/15/2016 8:04:09 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | ABC News
    KARL: ...So, where is the center of gravity now for the Republican Party? SESSIONS: That's a good question, Jonathan. I would say it's with the movement Donald Trump is leading. He is leading the Republican Party, which is the Republican voter. And the Republican voter is adopting his views and not the views that too often we've seen out of Washington, Democrat and Republican. And so I think he's showing real strength there. He's unifying the people who are going to say we want some change. We want better jobs, better wages. We don't want falling wages. We want an...
  • Who Will Be Trump's, Clinton's Vice President?

    05/14/2016 5:48:31 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 131 replies
    NPR ^ | May 14, 2016 | Mara Liasson
    The two most important criteria are always the same: 1. Pick someone who's would ready to be president, if necessary, and 2. DO NO HARM He's said he'd like someone with political and legislative experience to help him deal with congress, and he's also said he'd consider some of his former rivals... 1. Former opponents Both Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal have endorsed Trump. Both are former governors. But Trump will probably win Texas and Louisiana without them... New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was one of Trump's earliest establishment endorsers.. If being an attack dog is a top requirement for...
  • 20 people you can bet on to be Donald Trump's vice president

    05/14/2016 10:58:35 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 133 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 13, 2016
    Donald Trump says there’s a 40 percent chance he picks someone from this year’s Republican presidential field as his vice president. But the odds-on favorite to win the veepstakes: Newt Gingrich. The former speaker of the house was a perpetual thorn in the side of the Bill Clinton administration. And he sounds like he’s relishing a shot at Hillary Clinton. Gingrich has lavished praise on Trump. The business mogul has not said much about the man named Newt. But oddsmakers and betting markets like Gingrinch’s chances nonetheless. In this unpredictable election season, bookies have some other strange options in mind...
  • Newt Gingrich on Trump VP Talk: 'You Have to Look at It Very Seriously'

    05/14/2016 10:05:59 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 83 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 13, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Newt Gingrich said Friday that "you have to look at it very seriously, of course" regarding the possibility of being presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's running mate. "I regard Donald as an old friend," Gingrich, the former Georgia representative who was House speaker from 1995 to 1999, told Bill O'Reilly on Fox News... Newsmax reported Tuesday that Gingrich topped Trump's list of possible vice presidential choices. The developer said that he was seeking a partner while deep experience within Washington who could help him "with legislation, getting things through." "There are a lot of very good candidates who know a...
  • Corey Lewandowski to Head Up Trump VP Search

    05/10/2016 10:09:06 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 70 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski, who was falsely accused of assault and battery by attention-seeking hoaxer Michelle Fields in March, will head up Donald Trump’s VP search. The Hill reported: "Donald Trump’s controversial campaign manager will helm the presumptive GOP nominee’s running mate search, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Corey Lewandowski will lead the campaign’s vetting of prospective vice presidential candidates, a process the Post says will “ramp up” shortly. Ben Carson, who ended his own presidential bid earlier this year, has confirmed previously that he will be on the search committee as well. Carson has so far muddied...
  • Who should Donald Trump choose to run as his Vice President?

    05/07/2016 10:46:56 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 55 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 5/7/16 | Hannity
    Freep this poll
  • Trump: I'd Consider Kasich for VP

    05/04/2016 2:16:14 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 153 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 05/04/2016 | Greg Richter
    "Donald Trump, now the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee, said Wednesday he would consider Ohio Gov. John Kasich as a potential running mate."
  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin endorses Donald Trump’s presidential bid, welcomes VP talk

    05/04/2016 12:45:08 PM PDT · by AuntB · 28 replies
    KFOR ^ | May 4, 2016 | KFOR
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is offering her enthusiastic endorsement of Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, saying she supports the New York billionaire “100 percent.” Fallin also said Wednesday she’s honored to be mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate and would be happy to consider such an offer. Fallin said her priority is to elect a conservative, pro-business Republican who is strong on national defense, and that she believes Trump is that candidate. The two-term governor has not previously endorsed any of the GOP candidates for president. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas won Oklahoma’s March presidential...
  • Trump Mentions Two Former 2016 Contenders as Possible VP Picks — & Another That’s Still in the Race

    04/12/2016 10:36:59 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 66 replies
    All information © 2016 TheBlaze Inc ^ | 04.11.16 | Oliver Darcy
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump listed a few of his fellow 2016 rivals as possible running mates in an interview published Monday. Speaking to columnist Kirsten Powers, Trump spoke favorably about Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) who he famously feuded with before defeating him in his home state.... “There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven’t told anybody names,” he said. “[I] do like Marco. I do like (John) Kasich. … I like (Scott) Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard. … But I’ve always liked him.”
  • Trump announces MAJOR role for Ben Carson

    05/04/2016 9:10:16 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 40 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | May 4, 2016 | Michele Hickford
    With Ted Cruz out of the race and John Kasich set to announce he’s suspending his campaign later today, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is wasting no time in moving forward on building out his campaign team, amassing a team of advisers and beginning to review potential vice presidential running mates. To help him with the latter, Trump told the New York Times that Ben Carson will serve on a selection committee to find his running mate.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst makes one list as a possible VP for Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 8:11:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 164 replies
    KYIV.com ^ | 30 Apr 2016
    The Washington Post published an article listing five candidates likely to be considered to be Trump's vice president. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa is on that list. Ernst is Iowa's first female U.S. Senator. Ernst was not well known When she ran for the senate seat vacated by the retiring Tom Harkin. KWWL-TV caught up with Ernst and asked if she would consider serving as Donald Trump's vice president. "I would say, 'did my mother pay you to say that?', Ernst said. "But, no. I would have to consider it, but I love what I do in the United...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • Joni Ernst: "My Boots Were On That Ground That Is Now Held By ISIS"

    07/05/2016 6:32:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Oct 17, 2014
    Joni Ernst manhandles Bruce Braley regarding his and the Obama Administration's failure to proactively counter ISIS.