Sunday, August 14, 2016

Candidate Wall: 2016 Republicans for National, State and Benton County Offices

Click on images to visit the campaign websites (if available) of these Republican candidates, who will be on your November ballot in Benton County.

  
Note: Sen. Brian Boquist, Rep. Andy Olson and Rep. Mike Nearman are incumbents running for re-election. Read More......

Ranked Choice Voting Qualifies for Benton County Ballot

Hey, Republicans! Please review this measure and let us know what you think of it! --Thanks, bc
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Voters in Benton County could be the first in the state to adopt a new voting style. --Tuesday, a group turned in enough signatures to put a measure on the November ballot for Ranked Choice Voting. --Instead of voting for just one candidate, Ranked Choice Voting ranks candidates in order of preference. It's being used in a number of other cities, including San Francisco and Minneapolis, and by the OSU Student Government. --It's a process that supporters said gives more power to voters. --Tuesday morning, the Better Ballots for Benton County campaign [check out the supporters] turned in more than 4,500 signatures for Rank Choice Voting, that's about 1,700 more than was needed to get the initiative on the ballot.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Why “Working Guys” Get The Trump Economic Message

Yesterday, Donald Trump was in Miami speaking to the National Associations of Home Builders. However, he wasn’t speaking to the corporate executives at the convention; he was speaking to the “working guys,” and women, who actually build the homes. --Trump told the NAHB that home ownership is the American dream and his goal is to keep jobs and wealth in America. “Our goal is to keep wealth in America,” he explained, stressing he wants to do the same for jobs. --“Home ownership is at its lowest rate in 51 years,” explained Trump, which translates into fewer construction jobs. Construction is one of the few well-paying middle income jobs that can’t be sent offshore – unless you count the American workers displaced by illegal and legal alien workers. --“Housing equals jobs,” Trump said to resounding applause.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Pierce Reacts to Brown’s Support of IP-28/Measure 97

Salem, OR (August 4, 2016) – Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce is disappointed, but not surprised that Gov. Kate Brown is supporting the largest sales tax increase in Oregon’s history, Measure 97, formerly called IP-28.

“The choice is clear. Kate Brown believes that the government never has enough and always wants more. I believe that the government has enough, if the government spends wisely,” said Pierce.

“If passed, this tax increase would greatly raise the cost of living in Oregon. Everyone, including low income families would be paying more for goods and services. A tax increase like this will not help anyone. It will hurt low income families in Oregon the most,” said Pierce.

Pierce is a strong opponent to Measure 97, because it is a regressive gross receipts tax with the highest rate in the country, according to The Tax Foundation. Read more at budpierce.com... Read More......

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Editorial: As candidates weigh in, Gov. Brown stays mum on corporate tax hike (IP 28)

UPDATE: Gov. Brown now supports Measure 97... anyone surprised?
The corporate-tax hike proposal aimed at the November ballot has already generated plenty of attention from the public employee unions that are pushing it, the business community that opposes it, and the economists who are studying what the massive increase might mean for Oregonians. --But what Oregonians also need to hear is where candidates for elected office stand on the proposal, which would levy a 2.5 percent tax on certain corporations with more than $25 million in Oregon sales. --The stakes are high... Is it worth it? Here's what major-party candidates for governor, secretary of state and state treasurer said...

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Donald Trump: Prosperity Starts With Law And Order

In his blustery acceptance speech, Donald Trump cast himself as the law and order candidate, telling Republicans gathered in Cleveland and those watching on TV that "there can be no prosperity without law and order." --"Our convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation," he said. "The attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life. Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country."

Trump then delivered a surprisingly downbeat speech, citing a long list of problems he said confronted the nation at home and abroad -- from the shooting deaths of police officers, terror attacks, rising crime rates. He pointed to rising poverty rates, stagnant incomes and millions out of the work force, higher debt. He went around the world describing how "America is far less safe and the world less stable." Read more at Investors Business Daily Read More......

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Trump and the Importance of Who We Are

Jim O'Neil - What America stands for these days is an insidious mix of moral relativism, secularism, self-flagellation, globalism, multiculturalism, arrogance, angst and ennui. It’s a witch’s brew of ineptitude, corruption, guilt, academic over-reach, byzantine legalese, and haughty hubris. Not a combination that wins wars I assure you. --We are told that resisting murderous intolerance is “not who we are” that we should all be good little rug-mats and love our enemies when they come to insult and slay us. --What does America stand for, or more to the point what should America stand for? Read more at Canada Free Press... Read More......

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

GOP platform gets Trump-ified

Donald Trump is putting his stamp on the official policy platform of the Republican Party.
Republican Platform Committee members on Tuesday voted to include language calling for the construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Clinton Losing In Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds

FLORIDA: Trump 42 - Clinton 39 OHIO: Clinton 41 - Trump 41 PENNSYLVANIA: Trump 43 - Clinton 41 With a drop in grades on honesty and moral standards, Democrat Hillary Clinton loses an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida, and finds herself in too-close-to-call races in the three critical swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Lead Over Trump Shrinks After Controversial Week: Poll

Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump narrowed to 3 points this week after several days of controversy following FBI Director James Comey's recommendation that no criminal charges be brought against the former secretary of state over her use of a private email server.
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Black Lives Matter Spells Trouble for Democrats

After the massacre of five Dallas cops, during a protest of police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, President Obama said, "America is not as divided as some have suggested."
Former D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsey, an African-American, says we are "sitting on a powder keg."
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Monday, July 11, 2016

POLL: Support For Paul Ryan Plummets In Wisconsin, Challenger Paul Nehlen Surging…

Good news from Wisconsin. With one month left before republican primary voters go to the polls in Wisconsin (August 9th Congressional District 1), challenger Paul Nehlen is gaining significant ground. Nehlen is well positioned within striking distance:
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Federal Court... Delegates Are Bound to Follow Election Results (Update)

July 11, 2016 – Senior United States District Judge Robert E. Payne today ruled in favor of Trump campaign delegates who had argued – in line with overwhelming public opinion – that RNC delegates must follow election results and that delegates cannot be stolen at the national convention. Delegate Beau Correll, Jr., had brought the suit against the Commonwealth of Virginia hoping to reject the will of the voters, but was soundly defeated.
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Friday, July 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Non-Indictment Might Not Help Her

Michael Barone - Comey didn’t put an end to this story. "Unindicted co-conspirator”: Technically, the term, made familiar in the Watergate scandals, does not apply to Hillary Clinton, since no one has been or apparently will be indicted in the e-mails case. But if you read the bulk of FBI director James Comey’s statement, it’s plain that Hillary Clinton and her top aides conspired to do things that violated the law. And yet Comey made it clear she would not be indicted. --Comey said that “no reasonable prosecutor” would indict her, even though the facts he set out show that she violated section 793(f) of the criminal code. That section does not require criminal intent but imposes liability in cases of “gross negligence.” It’s hard to distinguish that from Comey’s description of the conduct of Clinton and her aides as “extremely careless.” Can Comey’s decision be justified?
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Trump vs. the global elite

Donald Trump has found a new enemy in his quest for the White House: the global elite. --In a series of economic speeches, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has railed against the forces of globalization, arguing the changes in the economy have betrayed workers and wiped out the middle class. --At the center of the "rigged economy," Trump argues, are "powerful corporations, media elites and political dynasties" and his general election opponent, Hillary Clinton.
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Shock Poll: June 24th Nehlen overtakes Ryan in Primary: calls for #Prexit

Paul Nehlen has officially overtaken Paul Ryan in the Wisconsin District 1 Primary poll for GOP House. The August 9th Primary is a top watched race as Speaker Ryan struggles to keep his seat. Who is Paul Nehlen? A businessman who is calling for the #Prexit, or leaving Paul Ryan.
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Friday, June 24, 2016

Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Nearly Half of Sanders Supporters Won't Support Clinton

In the two weeks since Hillary Clinton wrapped up the Democratic presidential primary, runner-up Bernie Sanders has promised to work hard to defeat Donald Trump — but he’s given no sign he’ll soon embrace Clinton, his party’s presumptive nominee.
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Rubio says he will seek Senate re-election, reversing course

Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio reversed course Wednesday and said he will seek re-election to the Senate, telling Fox News: “I changed my mind.” The decision, widely expected among his Florida Republican colleagues, follows repeated claims during the GOP presidential primary race that he would not run again for Senate.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Clinton: Immigrants keep U.S. 'younger and fresher'

Hillary Clinton argued Tuesday that Donald Trump's plan to kick out 11 million illegal immigrants would devastate the U.S. economy, and actually make it harder for the U.S. to compete with others.
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42-Page Leaked DNC Document Reveals Clinton Foundation Scandal ‘Vulnerabilities’ for Hillary Clinton

A hacked 42-page Democrat National Committee memo released on Monday reveals the dizzying array of Clinton Foundation scandal facts the DNC considers “vulnerabilities” for presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The secret document, titled “Clinton Foundation Vulnerabilities Master Doc FINAL,” is one of several newly released internal memos obtained by the hacker known as “Guccifer 2.0.”
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Trump: U.S. Should Consider Israeli Model Of Profiling Terror Suspects

In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, the United States should consider adopting the Israeli model of profiling as a security precaution, Donald Trump posited on Sunday. “Well I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump said in a phone interview with CBS’ Face the Nation. “Other countries do it, you look at Israel and you look at others, they do it and they do it successfully.
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Biden asserts Trump could trigger surge in anti-Americanism

Warning of a potential surge in anti-Americanism, Vice President Joe Biden is tearing into Donald Trump’s views on foreign policy and urging the country not to follow the presumptive Republican nominee down a path of isolationism and bigotry.
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Sunday, June 19, 2016

An expensive reminder that Sanders still hasn’t dropped out: His Secret Service detail

When Sen. Bernie Sanders, the now-vanquished Democratic presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote Monday, he is expected to be accompanied by his constant traveling companions from the campaign trail: the U.S. Secret Service.
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After Orlando tragedy, LGBT community does double take at who shows up at Trump rally

In the wake of the Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub a week ago, the LGBT community is rejecting Hillary Clinton’s gun-grabbing policy, turning out in droves in support of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee — Donald Trump.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hillary Clinton Received Secret Memo Stating Obama Admin ‘Support’ for ISIS

Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State. The memo made clear that Al Qaeda in Iraq was speaking through Muhammad Al Adnani, who is now the senior spokesman for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Cryptic NY Filing Revealed Clinton Foundation Foreign Donations

Clinton Foundation officials used an obscure New York state charity board filing to disclose that the non-profit received nearly $18 million in donations from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The specific foreign governments were not identified in the document, entitled “Exhibit A.”
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Assange: More indictment-worthy Hillary emails coming

One of the interesting things about Julian Assange is that, love him or hate him; he’s a guy who never seems to bluff. If he says something is coming, it usually does. The world may pounce on it, or choose to ignore it, but he almost always follows through on his threats/promises.
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Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump

Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Trump demands Clinton Foundation return $25 million from Saudis

Donald Trump on Monday demanded that Hillary Clinton return $25 million the Clinton Foundation reportedly received from Saudi Arabia. “Crooked Hillary says we must call on Saudi Arabia and other countries to stop funding hate,” Trump posted to Facebook. “I am calling on her to immediately return the $25 million plus she got from them for the Clinton Foundation!”
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Sunday, June 12, 2016

GOP Chair Priebus Tells Romney Donors Trump will Win in Fall With or Without Them!

During the Utah Conference Reince tweeted this out to Mitt and his cabal of Trump haters: Respect Mitt and differences but couldn't disagree more. SCOTUS too important to lose for generations. Let's stop this and unify.
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Uh-Oh: Newly Released Email Was Marked Classified When It Hit Clinton's Server

Hillary Clinton has claimed from the very beginning of the email scandal that nothing she sent or received was marked classified at the time. As recently as Wednesday of this week, she told Fox News' Bret Baier, "nothing that I sent or received was marked classified. And nothing has been demonstrated to contradict that. So it is the fact. It was the fact when I first said it. It is the fact that I’m saying it now."
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Anti-Trump Rapper Busted After Police Spot Stolen Guns in Social Media Post

Rapper Demarcus Davis was arrested last week after he was seen on YouTube and in social media posts sending death threats to presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump — while brandishing stolen guns.
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Report: Trump tells GOP donors that NJ, MD, PA, and, um, CA are in play

California, where the GOP is so weak that it just got locked out of a Senate election because it didn’t have the numbers to place a Republican in the top two in a jungle primary. I think Trump can win the election. I … do not think he’s going to muster a Reaganesque landslide, which is what would be in the offing if California and New Jersey end up in play.
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Not a Single Republican Delegate Is ‘Bound’ to Donald Trump

Let’s begin with a simple proposition: As a matter of law and history, there is not a single “bound” delegate to the Republican National Convention. Not one delegate is required to vote for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, or any other individual who “won” votes in the primary process. Each delegate will have to make his or her own choice. They — and they alone — will choose the Republican nominee.
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Jimmy Carter Accuses Trump and GOP of Racism, Ignores His Own Bigotry

In an interview on Monday, former President Jimmy Carter spoke of a resurgence of open racism, saying, “I don’t feel good, except for one thing: I think the country has been reawakened the last two or three years to the fact that we haven’t resolved the race issue adequately.”
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Trump son-in-law emerges as quiet force

A new power player has emerged among the feuding factions behind Donald Trump's presidential campaign, one that through the bonds of marriage enjoys a direct line to the Republican billionaire.
Despite limited political experience and some family baggage, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is playing an active role in virtually every aspect of the New York real estate magnate's presidential bid.
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Obama seeks to broker peace between Clinton and Sanders

President Obama made the call a day after Bernie Sanders vowed to fight Hillary Clinton all the way to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. The tense primary fight between the heavily favored Clinton and her liberal challenger had already gone on much longer than anyone had anticipated.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A restrained Donald Trump tries reaching out to GOP critics

Donald Trump has long said he can be presidential if he wants to be, and on Tuesday, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee tried. He kicked off his general election campaign with one of the most measured speeches yet, in which he cast himself as a “champion” of the American people who is better positioned than Hillary Clinton to lead the country.
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North Carolina June 2016 Primary: 13th Congressional District race highlights election

Incumbent Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers has been defeated by another Republican incumbent, Rep. George Holding, in the 2nd Congressional District, the AP projects. Holding was ahead 52 percent to 24 percent with about two-thirds of precincts reporting. Holding represented the old 13th District, which covered the Raleigh area before moving west to the Triad.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Donald & The La Raza Judge

Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge? Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump University, is sticking it to him. And the judge's bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent.
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The lousy Obama economy is killing Hillary Clinton's hopes

The case for an Obama third term, a.k.a. a Hillary Clinton presidency, just suffered a major blow. Indeed, Friday’s jobs report (or lack-of-jobs report) is just the thing Clinton feared most when she launched her presidential bid: namely, that Obamanomics, which boils down to the bizarre notion that higher taxes, more regulation and class warfare actually work, would begin to fully implode while she was forced into defending it on the campaign trail — or risk losing the president’s endorsement.
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Gingrich in pole position to join Trump presidential ticket, say conservatives

Newt Gingrich’s prospects of joining the Republican presidential ticket as Donald Trump’s running mate are expected to get a boost from mega donor Sheldon Adelson, say three conservatives with links to Gingrich or the casino billionaire.
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Donald Trump, The Gold Standard, Maynard Keynes, And Our Madmen In Authority

Today, June 5th, is the anniversary of the birth of John Maynard Keynes, once upon a time the great foe of the gold standard. Today also, coincidentally, happens to be the anniversary of the date celebrated of FDR’s “taking America off the gold standard.”
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State Department Blocks Release Of Hillary Clinton-Era TPP Emails Until After The Election

Trade is a hot issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. But correspondence from Hillary Clinton and her top State Department aides about a controversial 12-nation trade deal will not be available for public review — at least not until after the election. The Obama administration abruptly blocked the release of Clinton’s State Department correspondence about the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after first saying it expected to produce the emails this spring.
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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Republican playbook reveals strategy to win over 'freedom-loving' millennials

A group of Republicans has written a playbook that purports to answer the question puzzling Hillary Clinton, conservatives and advertisers everywhere: what do millennials want?
Alexandra Smith, chairwoman of the College Republican National Committee, told reporters on Wednesday that the plan, titled Millennial.GOP, was meant to help “Republican candidates up and down the ballot” persuade young people to support the party.
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Man who Donald Trump called "my African-American" speaks out

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made headlines Friday when, with a racially charged exclamation, the candidate singled out an African-American man at a campaign rally in Redding, California. Read more at CBS News Read More......

Here’s The ‘HILLARY UNIVERSITY’ Scandal No One In The Media Is Talking About

Democrats and their allies in media have been obsessing on Trump University for weeks now while completely ignoring a major scandal involving Hillary and Bill Clinton’s relationship to a for-profit college. Breitbart reports: Hillary University: Bill Clinton Bagged $16.46 Million from For-Profit College as State Dept. Funneled $55 Million Back
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Friday, May 27, 2016

Donald J. Trump Statement on Debating Bernie Sanders

"Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher. Likewise, the networks want to make a killing on these events and are not proving to be too generous to charitable causes, in this case, women’s health issues. Therefore, as much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders - and it would be an easy payday - I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be." --Donald J. Trump Read More......

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Clinton E-mail Scandal: 5 More Lies Uncovered By Inspector General Report

Ethics: When Hillary Clinton first answered questions about her private e-mail account in March 2015, we asked “How Many Lies Did Hillary Pack Into Her Press Conference?” Since then, we found several. This week, the State Department’s inspector general exposed still more. Read more at Investor's Business Daily...

See advanced copy of the Inspector General Report sent to the Washington Post. Read More......

Hillary Clinton aide moves to block release of deposition video

Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is asking a federal judge to order a conservative group not to release audio or video recordings of a deposition Mills is scheduled to give Friday about Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. --Mills' attorneys filed a motion Wednesday afternoon saying they fear that the group that sought Mills' deposition in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, Judicial Watch, will use any recording to distort Mills' testimony and advance the group's anti-Clinton agenda. Read more at Politico... Read More......

Friday, May 20, 2016

NRA to Endorse Donald Trump for President

The National Rifle Association plans to endorse Trump at its convention today, sources told ABC News. News of the endorsement comes shortly before Trump addresses group members at their convention in Kentucky.
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It Begins… Angry Bernie Sanders Supporters Plan To Occupy the DNC

It’s a well established fact that Bernie Sanders is the preferred candidate of the Occupy Wall Street movement so it’s no surprise that his supporters are planning to occupy the Democratic National Convention. Over 17,000 Bernie supporters have already joined the group.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Democrats, not Republicans, may be on verge of unraveling

Contentious supporters of the two rivals for the Democratic nomination turned the selection of Nevada’s national delegates this weekend into a virtual battlefield, with the chairman gaveling the proceeding to a peremptory close and fleeing the stage while armed guards cleared the meeting venue.
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Former Governor Rick Perry Predicts Trump Will Win 37 States in Landslide

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry predicted during a private phone call Wednesday that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could carry more than 35 states in the November election.
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Mitt Romney suspends his campaign… To find a third party anti-Trump candidate

If #NeverTrump was on a stretcher, its doctor would be saying “call it” and looking up at the clock right about now. When Cruz left the race it seemed like the movement might have legs, but whatever life it once held has been steadily bleeding out ever since. As Trump gets stronger (and polls better) the odds that #NeverTrumpers could achieve their goals have all but collapsed.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

KENTUCKY FREEFALL: Hillary Loses Quarter of a Million Votes from Her 2008 Primary Win

It was another disastrous night for Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton lost nearly a quarter of a million votes tonight in Kentucky compared to her 2008 victory. Hillary won the Kentucky primary in 2008 with 459,511 votes.
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How I Acted Like A Pundit And Screwed Up On Donald Trump

Since Donald Trump effectively wrapped up the Republican nomination this month, I’ve seen a lot of critical self-assessments from empirically minded journalists — FiveThirtyEight included, twice over — about what they got wrong on Trump. This instinct to be accountable for one’s predictions is good since the conceit of “data journalism,” at least as I see it, is to apply the scientific method to the news.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Marco Rubio criticizes anonymous sources, tweets workout plans

Marco Rubio fired off an extended series of tweets late Monday night, alternating between sharp jabs and light jokes, aimed at a pair of Washington Post reports about his plans for his political future and his alleged "hate" for the Senate, a word the Florida senator disputes.
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Rift Between Labor and Environmentalists Threatens Democratic Turnout Plan

Two of the Democratic Party’s most loyal constituencies, labor and environmentalists, are clashing over an effort to raise tens of millions of dollars for an ambitious voter turnout operation aimed at defeating Donald J. Trump in the November election.
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Why Bill Clinton's 26 Trips on the Lolita Express Child Rape Jet Matter

We don't know what Bill Clinton did or didn't do in company with Jeffrey Epstein. But we certainly know what Epstein did and, almost as outrageously, what he got away with doing.
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Chaos at the Nevada Democratic convention, Sanders supporters boo Barbara Boxer

The violence and incivility at these Republican political events is simply intolerable. I don’t understand why voters would put up with such rudeness and the fundamental breakdown of what is supposed to be the proud tradition of our great American experiment. If the GOP continues on this path, the voters will surely reject them in November and…
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Clinton: I'd put Bill 'in charge of revitalizing the economy'

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is beginning to hint at what role her husband, former President Bill Clinton, could have in her administration if elected president. At a campaign stop in Fort Mitchell, Ky., Clinton said her husband would be "in charge of revitalizing the economy."
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Oregon could be a swing state in 2016

Oregon is generally considered as Blue State. Yes, still it is. But Oregon has a potential to be a swing state in 2016.
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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Gingrich: Adelson signal is big for Trump

The decision by Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to endorse Donald Trump could have huge implications for the presumptive presidential nominee's ability to raise money, Newt Gingrich says.
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The Thinking Man’s Guide to Donald Trump

If a year ago someone told me I would be an advocate of Donald Trump, I would have laughed, because everyone knew he was a joke with a toupee. But on August 27, 2015, at a rally in Greenville, South Carolina, when Mary Margaret Bannister pulled his hair, we learned he does not wear a wig.  And in researching my upcoming book, Trump The Press, I learned he is no joke. He has developed the leadership skills needed to lead the free world.
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Jack Kemp’s Lesson for Paul Ryan

Jack Kemp was his usual forthright self.
Out there on the campaign trail for the GOP presidential nomination in 1988, Kemp — the godfather of Reaganomics and the man widely considered by conservatives to be Reagan’s ideological heir — had no hesitation going after the rival who was the personification of the GOP Establishment, the man Ronald Reagan had selected as his 1980 vice-presidential running mate in a bid to unify the party: George Herbert Walker Bush.
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Clinton Cash: A Scathing Broadside Aimed at Persuading Liberals

It would be easy to dismiss an hour-long film adaptation of Peter Schweizer’s book about the charitable-political-nonprofit complex of Bill and Hillary Clinton as nothing more than conservative propaganda. But sitting in a Manhattan screening room late Wednesday, it quickly became clear that conservatives weren’t the intended audience for Clinton Cash.
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

In Alien vs. Predator, I'm for Predator, Because He's OUR Predator

A fit of high dudgeon has gripped many of my Republican friends, ex-friends, and soon-to-be-ex-friends now that Donald Trump has all but won the Republican nomination. My advice to them: get over it. This presidential race will look like Alien vs. Predator. I'm for Predator, without a second's hesitation, because he's our Predator. For all his faults Donald Trump would be (and I'm confident will be) an incomparably better president.
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Clinton's Private Server, Sanders' Public Blindness

Of course I had to ask Sen. Bernie Sanders about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email account when he came to a San Francisco Chronicle editorial board meeting Tuesday. When Sanders famously offered that he didn't want to hear about those "damn emails" -- the focus of an FBI investigation -- during the first 2016 Democratic primary debate, he forfeited a potent issue.
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Trump hints that Fallin and Brewer on VP short list

Donald Trump said on Wednesday that former Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer and Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin are both on his shortlist for running mate. “Well also Jan. Jan Brewer has been fantastic,” he said. “She has been so fantastic. You know I won so big, her territory, we won so big. And she is a fabulous woman. And I agree with you, the governor of Oklahoma -- fabulous person.”
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump

Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he's got some faraway fans trying to get the gods on his side.
"The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it," said Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena nationalist group. "Only Donald Trump can save humanity."
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‘Clinton Cash’ Doc Set To Stir Up Controversy As It Debuts At Cannes

A massive police force will be guarding the Cannes Film Festival this year. But the only scuffle on the horizon may come in response to the right-wing producers of a devastating new documentary about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s alleged influence peddling and favor-trading.
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Hillary Clinton has a lot of donors in the Justice Department, with some in high places

When James Comey concludes his FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email affairs he will have to decide whether or not to turn the case over to the Justice Department for prosecution. Assuming he does so, the ball will be in Loretta Lynch’s court as to whether or not to move forward and it will fall to some group of legal beagles in that department as to how it’s handled. With that in mind, Secretary Clinton must be finding some reason to be hopeful in the fact that plenty of the people in the Department of Justice are donors to her presidential campaign.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Trump Paralyzed Hillary’s Campaign

Campaigns and candidates matter. Clinton cannot simply coast into the Oval Office. She’ll have to work for it, and it’s not clear that she knows precisely how that is done. For the moment, like the Republicans who tried and failed before her, Clinton and her campaign staffers seem utterly perplexed by the Trump phenomenon.
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