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  • No, It’s Not New for a Cabinet Secretary to Address a Political Convention

    08/26/2020 9:37:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | August 26, 2020 | By JIM GERAGHTY
    In 2012, six cabinet secretaries addressed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte: Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, and Karen Mills, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration . . . which yes, was elevated to Cabinet-level in the Obama years. In fact, unlike the other cabinet secretaries, the screen behind Mills specifically identified her as “Administrator Small Business Administration”
  • Progressive groups urge TV networks to tape-delay GOP convention

    08/25/2020 6:56:02 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08 25 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    Progressive groups are urging TV networks to delay airing parts of the GOP convention until they are able to fact-check the claims made by speakers. “The best way to combat the spread of disinformation is to stop it at its source. By putting the Republican National Convention on a one-minute time delay, your network will be able to actively correct disinformation in real time, and prevent the American people from being lied to on your airwaves,” read the letter dated Monday, signed by nine progressive groups, including an EMILY’s List PAC and Color of Change PAC. “The future of our...
  • VIDEO: Nasty Jake Tapper Smears Trump's Convention Speech

    08/24/2020 4:27:18 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 24, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO As was totally expected in light of Brian Stelter urging the media to rudely interrupt the Republican convention speeches, CNN is taking his advice. Already today, Anderson Cooper and John King slammed President Trump after CNN rudely cut away from his convention speech. Another who joined the in the anti-Trump frenzy was Jake Tapper who, as you can see, went full smear. One humorous lowlight of his segment was when he turned it over to a CNN correspondent who acted shocked, SHOCKED that the speakers at the convention would be supporting Trump. Yeah, who ever heard of speakers...
  • VIDEO: Brian Stelter Wants Media to Rudely Interrupt GOP Convention Speakers

    08/24/2020 8:44:22 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 24, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Don't be too surprised if this week you see much of the mainstream media rudely cut into the middle of speeches (especially by President Trump) in order to "fact check" as Brian Stelter calls it. Of course, for Stelter and the mainstream media "fact check" really means "liberal talking points." You can expect these fact checks to be especially frequent and lengthy when the convention speakers are making hard-hitting but accurate points about the Democrats.
  • Texas GOP convention in Houston is canceled, Mayor Sylvester Turner announces

    07/08/2020 1:53:55 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 53 replies
    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has instructed the Houston First Corporation to cancel the Texas Republican Party's convention slated to be held in person in Houston next week, the mayor announced on Twitter and in an afternoon press conference. Asked why he waited so long to request the event be cancelled, Turner said he hoped the Republican Party would call off the convention first.
  • GOP expects to move its convention to Jacksonville after dispute with North Carolina over pandemic safeguards

    06/10/2020 2:26:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 6/09/20 | Annie Linskey, Josh Dawsey
    Seeking a city willing to allow a large-scale event amid the coronavirus pandemic, Republicans have tentatively settled on Jacksonville, Fla., as the new destination for the premier festivities of the Republican National Convention in August, according to three Republican officials briefed on the plans. The details of the arrangement are still in flux and RNC aides are scrambling to determine whether the northern Florida city has enough hotel rooms to accommodate the quadrennial event, which typically kicks off the final stretch of the presidential campaign. Republican officials were in Jacksonville on Monday looking at the city and the surrounding areas....
  • Democrat politicians might cancel the Republican convention

    04/11/2020 7:49:33 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 33 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/10/2020 | WND Staff
    Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper may soon find out what it's like to become "resistance" heroes among President Trump's detractors and targets of his wrath. The pair of Democratic officials will have considerable say about whether to cancel the Republican National Convention, set for Charlotte on Aug. 24-27, due to social distancing concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. Doing so would be an unprecedented move, but potentially in-line with health guidelines they've been pushing at the municipal and statewide level.
  • Former GOP senator and Ohio Gov. George Voinovich dies

    06/12/2016 7:56:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2016 | Associated Press
    <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former U.S. senator and two-term Ohio Gov. George Voinovich has died at home in Cleveland. He was 79.</p> <p>His wife, Janet, says Voinovich died peacefully in his sleep early Sunday. The Republican had delivered public remarks Friday at a 25th Slovenian Independence Day event at Cleveland City Hall. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention coming to Cleveland next month.</p>
  • Clinton calls out GOP for 'unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks' at the RNC and ...

    07/24/2016 11:47:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Complete Headline: Clinton calls out GOP for 'unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks' at the RNC and says chants of 'Lock her up!' made her feel sad - in first televised interview with running mate Sen. Tim Kaine Clinton said the RNC convention only seemed to be about criticizing her Said there was no 'positive agenda' in the 'dark, divisive campaign' She also spoke of the 'Hillary Standard' and said she believed there was a concerted effort to ruin her reputation Clinton also said she refused to stoop to Trump's level and call him a nickname, but will discuss his 'inflammatory' comments...
  • It’s Official: Leftists Failed at Protesting GOP Convention

    07/23/2016 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 81 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 21 July 2016 | Brandon Darby
    Leftists promised rage at the 2016 Republican National Convention and failed to deliver. The anarchists and Black Lives Matter radicals tried their hardest and simply couldn’t get anyone to show up to participate in their efforts to attack Republicans and treat police officers badly. The attempt to turn the 2016 convention into a warzone–as their movement had done at the 2008 convention–simply failed. The Cleveland anarchists and radical leftists failed and simply sucked at organizing. This year’s fireworks from the “revolutionaries” proved their movement to be even more impotent than did their failures in 2012 at the Tampa convention. .......
  • Did Open Carry law prevent Soros backed violence in Cleveland?

    07/22/2016 3:02:41 PM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    At almost all other Trump events masked thugs attack Trump supporters and try to disrupt events. Leftist groups had threatened to block the streets and shut down the convention. There were demonstrations but almost no assaults. Do you think this is because demonstrators thought Trump supporters might be legally armed? Did the demonstrators not want to risk getting shot during one of their assaults?
  • MSNBC: Trump's bold vision: Make America Hide Under the Bed Again

    07/22/2016 6:01:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 112 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 22, 2016 | Steve Benen
    Fear is a powerful instinct. Fear is so potent, and the innate drive to protect one’s self from harm is so overpowering, that it can override almost every other instinct, including those related to intellect and judgment. Which is why Donald Trump desperately wants to frighten you. The obvious problem with the Republican presidential nominee’s convention speech last night is that it was less a speech and more a series of strung together scary falsehoods. [Snip] Trump wants you to be afraid of criminals. And immigrants. And Democrats. And refugees. And government regulations. And quite possibly the monster that could...
  • Donald Trump’s RNC address could mark the start of an American revival

    07/21/2016 9:56:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Donald Trump needed to give the speech of his life–he did that, and much more. He laid out an inspiring American Manifesto for our troubled times. And he did it his way. Not surprisingly, from start to finish, it is muscular and bold, leavened only by appeals to racial harmony and pledges of compassion for all. It offers a prominent nod to Bernie Sanders’ supporters in a bid to get some to jump the Democratic ship.
  • Pastor leads GOP convention in chant, 'All lives matter!'

    07/21/2016 8:29:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 21, 2016 10:04 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Chants of “All Lives Matter!” filled the arena at the Republican National Convention Thursday — a not-so-subtle jab at the Black Lives Matter movement that calls attention to police violence against African-Americans. Leading the chant was a pastor from South Carolina — Mark Burns, who is black. He said Donald Trump won’t “pander” to one race. […] The “All Lives Matter” chant is often used by conservatives to counter the Black Lives Matter movement, which was started after a spate of incidents in which police officers shot and killed unarmed African-Americans. …
  • USA: Wilders rails against Islam and endorses Trump at LGBT Republican event

    07/20/2016 10:33:52 AM PDT · by orchestra · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/20/2016 | Ruptly TV
    Leader of Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) Geert Wilders attended an LGBT event as part of the Republican National Convention programme in Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GJC17c2sfk
  • Ben Carson Ties Hillary Clinton to Lucifer as GOP Swaps Campaign for Witch Trial

    07/20/2016 5:54:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 20, 2016 | Gideon Resnick
    Republicans in the convention hall Tuesday night cheered as the former neurosurgeon speculated about a Democratic-Satanic alliance. It took Ben Carson just a few short minutes to move away from the teleprompter and toward the devil at the Quickens Loans Arena Tuesday. About half an hour after New Jersey Governor and fellow Trump primary victim Chris Christie staged a mock witch trial for Hillary Clinton, Carson strolled to the podium, beaming from ear to ear. "I'm not politically correct," Carson announced. "And I hate political correctness." From there, he abandoned his prepared remarks to talk about Saul Alinsky, the Democratic...
  • Kasich defends decision to skip convention

    07/19/2016 5:02:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2016 | Peter Sullivan
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday defended his decision not to attend the Republican National Convention in his home state. Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate himself, has refused to endorse Donald Trump or attend the convention. But he did speak across town in an interview with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on the second day of the convention in Cleveland. "That's not where I think I need to be in terms of what I have stood for throughout the presidential campaign," Kasich said when asked why he wouldn't just "give in" and attend the nominating event. During the...
  • Norovirus outbreak reported among GOP convention staffers

    07/19/2016 10:32:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Several staffers for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are reportedly being quarantined after falling ill from the norovirus. Nearly a dozen California Republican staffers are being quarantined an hour outside of Cleveland in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus, according to Stat News. The GOP staffers displayed symptoms of norovirus, but health officials are still running tests to confirm the cause of their illness. “We’ve got about 11 who have been sick over the last few days, and we’ve been out there every day and working with them to eliminate the spread [between] the resort and...
  • Sheriff thrills GOP: 'Blue Lives Matter'

    07/18/2016 7:28:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 18, 2016 | Cate Martel
    Sheriff David Clarke: American safety has been shattered Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. brought the crowd at the Republican National Convention to its feet Monday night, declaring "Blue Lives Matter" to wild applause. “We simply cannot be great if we do not feel safe in our homes, on our streets and in our communities,” Clarke said during his convention speech. “Donald Trump understands that what can make our nation safe again is a recommitment to a system of justice in which no government official — not even those who have fought their way to the marble and granite halls...
  • Clinton attacks GOP ticket as Republican convention gets started

    07/18/2016 6:32:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 18, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Hillary Clinton on Monday night railed against Donald Trump and his vice presidential pick, saying the two Republicans would hurt education in America. Speaking at an American Federation of Teachers event in Minneapolis at the same time as the first night of the Republican National Convention, Clinton knocked Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, for previously saying that the Department of Education "can be largely eliminated." "Donald Trump would leave our most vulnerable students to fend for themselves," Clinton said. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also took aim at his running mate, Mike Pence, saying the Indiana governor is "one...