Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Fox News: Trump slams 'spoiler' bid after Kristol says independent candidate to run

By Fox New, May 30, 2016

Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday night to slam fresh predictions from Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol that an independent candidate would soon be entering the race for president, warning that a 2016 “spoiler” could swing the race to the Democrats.

Kristol, along with other conservative pundits, long has been working to attract an independent candidate to run in November amid lingering concerns in some wings of the Republican Party about Trump’s conservative credentials. This effort to date has struggled to recruit a willing candidate, while running into logistical hurdles -- including the rules and deadlines for getting new names on the ballot.

Yet on Sunday, Kristol teased a forthcoming announcement, saying on Twitter:

More: www.foxnews.com

The Hill: Holder: Snowden performed a 'public service'

By Rebecca Savransky, May 30, 2016, The Hill

Eric Holder's thaw on NSA leaker Edward Snowden continued this week, with the former attorney general now saying the former government contractor performed a valuable "public service."

CNN reported Monday that Holder still says Snowden needs to face consequences for illegally leaking classified intelligence documents, but he told a fellow Obama administration alumnus that Snowden helped facilitate necessary changes.

"We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged in and by the changes that we made," Holder told David Axelrod on "The Axe Files," a podcast produced by CNN and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

"Now I would say that doing what he did — and the way he did it — was inappropriate and illegal."

More: www.thehill.com

Breitbart: SiriusXM Announces Suspension Of Glenn Beck Over Brad Thor Interview Comments

By Breitbart News, May 31, 2016

SiriusXM hosts Stephen K. Bannon and David Webb announced on Breitbart News Daily that SiriusXM has suspended Glenn Beck and Webb will temporarily take over Beck’s 9AM to noon Eastern time slot on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel 125.

SiriusXM issued the following statement:

SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs. However, comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgement, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which we cannot and will not condone. For that reason, we have suspended The Glenn Beck Program from our Patriot channel for the coming week and are evaluating its place in our lineup going forward. SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values.

More: www.breitbart.com

The Hill: Hillary's ObamaCare problem

By Peter Sullivan, May 30, 2016, The Hill

Hillary Clinton is facing the problem of higher ObamaCare premium hikes in an election year.

ObamaCare premiums are expected to rise more sharply than they have in previous years, and Republicans are seizing on the issue for electoral advantage.

“Despite premium hikes under ObamaCare, Clinton continues to take credit for the law on the campaign trail,” the Republican National Committee wrote in a recent email, above a compilation of headlines about steep proposed increases.

Donald Trump and Senate Republicans discussed ObamaCare premium hikes at a private meeting this month and agreed they could help the GOP in the election.

More: www.thehill.com

Washington Times: No ‘political stunt’: Donald Trump sets the record straight on his fundraising for military vets

By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times, May 30, 2016

For months the press has offered catty speculations about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s efforts to raise money for military veterans and wounded warriors. Since January, multiple reports have questioned how much money had been raised, where the funds went and whether Mr. Trump donated personally or through the Donald J. Trump Foundation. Several news accounts framed the fundraising as a campaign tool rather than a heartfelt gesture; Mr. Trump’s critics time and again cast him as disingenuous, eager to use vets as a “political stunt.”

On Tuesday morning Mr. Trump reveals all during a press conference at Trump Towers in New York City. There are some numbers already afoot: DonaldTrumpforVets.com, an official site established in January, clearly states it raised $1.7 million for military causes. A recent Forbes magazine analysis also found that the Trump Foundation donated $5.5 million to 298 charities during a four-year period ending in 2013, though the report cited Mr. Trump for donating $57,000 to seven organizations that directly benefited vets. Local New York vets who do not support Mr. Trump plan to demonstrate outside of the building, according to Americans United for Change, a progressive group.

More: www.washingtontimes.com

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Hill: Watchdog: Clinton, top aides did not comply on records policy

By Julian Hattem, May 25, 2016, The Hill

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her senior aides did not comply with the State Department’s record-keeping policies, an internal watchdog determined in a report sent to Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

By exclusively using a personal email address routed through a private server, Clinton circumvented policies designed to follow federal records laws and might have jeopardized official secrets, the department’s Office of the Inspector General said in a report obtained by The Hill ahead of its official publication on Thursday.

Clinton never requested permission to use the personal server, which was located at her New York home, and it “would not” have been approved, in part, because of “the security risks in doing so,” the watchdog agency wrote.

More: www.thehill.com

Chicago Tribune: Trump: Illegal immigrants treated better than veterans in U.S.

By Tribune News Services, May 29, 2016, Chicago Tribune

Donald Trump told a Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally on Sunday that people in the U.S. illegally often are cared for better than the nation's military veterans.

"We're not going to allow that to happen any longer," Trump told supporters gathered at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

Dedicated to remembering prisoners of war and those missing in action, the crowd cheered — a sign, perhaps, that some veterans groups are stepping past their anger over Trump's comments last year in which he said he likes "people who weren't captured" in wars. That had been a dig at Arizona Sen. John McCain, who had been captured and held for more than five years during the Vietnam War. Trump claimed that McCain was a "war hero because he was captured." Trump has refused to apologize to McCain.

What Part Of "Illegal" Do They Not Understand?

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Washington Post: Why the new report on Hillary Clinton’s email is so damning

By Dana Milbank, May 27, 2016, Washington Post

The report on Hillary Clinton’s email by the State Department’s inspector general this week was devastating — not because of how she handled email but because of how she handled investigators.

The report’s revelations weren’t particularly revelatory: Clinton violated department policies and went further than predecessors in her use of private email, but she wasn’t the first to take this path. Beyond that, as my colleagues Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger reported, officials say the FBI has “found little evidence that Clinton maliciously flouted classification rules.”

But what’s damning in the new report is her obsessive and counterproductive secrecy:

The Office of the Inspector General said it “interviewed Secretary Kerry and former Secretaries Albright, Powell, and Rice. Through her counsel, Secretary Clinton declined OIG’s request for an interview.”

Thursday, May 26, 2016

FPI Podcast: Trump Clinches GOP Nomination, Bernie Won't Quit Without A Fight, Hillary Too Big To Fail?

ABC News: Trump Reaches the Magic Number to Clinch Nomination - Reaches 1238, 1237 Needed

By Stephen Ohlemacher and Jonathan Lemire, May 26, 2016, AB News via AP

Donald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign.

Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party's unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the convention. Among them is Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard.

"I think he has touched a part of our electorate that doesn't like where our country is," Pollard said. "I have no problem supporting Mr. Trump."

It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president. Trump has reached 1,238. With 303 delegates at stake in five state primaries on June 7, Trump will easily pad his total, avoiding a contested convention in Cleveland in July.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FPI Podcast: Sex Predators Have A Right To Be Heard: Let's Start With Bill Clinton

Hollywood Reporter: Bernie Sanders' Campaign Drops Tommy Chong as Intro Speaker Hours Before L.A. Rally

By Ryan Parker, May 24, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter
"It was an insult," the comic actor says.

Tommy Chong is in disbelief after he was disinvited by the Bernie Sanders campaign from introducing the presidential hopeful hours before a rally in East Los Angeles.

The iconic comic actor and outspoken marijuana advocate tells The Hollywood Reporter that the Sanders campaign was happy to have his endorsement months back, but when it came time for the two men to appear in public together, someone got "cold feet," he says.

"It's lip service to get the votes, but they don't want to endorse what I stand for and what I've stood for all my professional career," Chong said right after he was uninvited to the rally. "It was an insult."

In a email to THR, a Sanders spokesman said, "We appreciate his support but a scheduling issue came up."

AP: Cosby arrives in court in Pennsylvania sex-assault case

By Maryclaire Dale and Michael R. Sisal, May 24, 2016

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby arrived in court Tuesday for a key hearing on whether prosecutors have enough evidence to put the 78-year-old comedian on trial on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman over a decade ago.

Cosby walked into the Montgomery County courthouse on the arm of an aide, waving to people waiting outside. He looked healthier than he did when he was charged in December, and was not carrying a cane this time.

It was not immediately known whether his accuser, Andrea Constand, would testify at the preliminary hearing or whether authorities would instead read her police statement into the record.

Cosby is accused of molesting the former Temple University athletic department employee at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004. The TV star known as America's Dad could get 10 years in prison if convicted of indecent sexual assault.

L.A. Times: Trump: Library of Congress to stop using term 'illegal alien'

By Steve Padilla, Apr. 3, 2016, The Los Angeles Times

The Library of Congress, saying a once common phrase had become offensive, announced it will no longer use “illegal aliens” as a bibliographical term.

The library will now use “noncitizens” and “unauthorized immigration” when referring to individuals and the larger phenomenon of people residing in the country illegally. The library called the words more precise as well as less offensive.

The change was prompted by a group of students from Dartmouth College, who urged the Library of Congress to scrap the term. The group — known as CoFIRED, for the Dartmouth Coalition for Immigration Reform, Equality and Dreamers — was assisted by the American Library Assn.

Melissa Padilla, a student in her last year at the New Hampshire university, recalls her freshman year, when she “decided to explore [her] identity as an undocumented immigrant.”

Monday, May 23, 2016

Daily Beast: Will Today’s Women Believe Bill Clinton’s Rape Accusers?

By Olivia Nuzzi, May 23, 2016, Daily Beast

Paula Jones and others who accused Bill Clinton of assault were dismissed and derided in the ’90s. Now they’re back on national television—in a far more survivor-friendly environment.

It’s not just chokers, flatforms, and PC campus revolt. The ’90s revival has made its way to the presidential election, too.

With Hillary Clinton likely to be the Democratic nominee, the women who long ago—in a far less survivor-friendly environment than 2016—accused Bill Clinton of rape and sexual misconduct are being trotted out by the conservative media once again.

They may find a broader audience, however, among today’s young women, who take a believe first, vet later approach to rape allegations.

CBS News: Veterans Affairs secretary compares wait times to lines at Disneyland

By Rebecca Shabad, May 23, 2016, CBS News

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald on Monday downplayed the time it takes for military veterans to receive treatment by comparing the wait times at VA facilities to lines at Disneyland.

"The days to an appointment is really not what we should be measuring. What we should be measuring is the veteran's satisfaction," McDonald told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington, according to The Hill newspaper. "When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line?" he asked. "What's important is what's your satisfaction with the experience."

But Republicans immediately pounced on McDonald's comparison, which came a week before Memorial Day. Speaker Paul Ryan, for example, reacted to the remark on Twitter.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Hill: Benghazi report out within next month, chairman promises

By Jillian Hattem, May 20, 2016, The Hill

The House Select Committee on Benghazi will release its report on the 2012 attack that killed four Americans in Libya within the next month and ahead of the twin nominating conventions this summer, Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) promised on Friday.

“It’ll be in the next month,” Gowdy said during an interview with MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily.”

“It will be before the conventions,” he added.

The deadline, which he and other Benghazi committee Republicans have previously suggested was the goal, will likely bring to a close years of official scrutiny about the Sept. 11, 2012, violence.

Conservatives have vocally criticized the Obama administration over its handling of the attack and the narrative presented to the American people afterwards.

Chicago Tribune: Morning Spin: Rauner: Marijuana decriminalization bill about as important as the state pie

By Chicago Tribune Staff, May 20, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he’ll “probably” sign legislation decriminalizing pot possession in Illinois but wouldn’t commit for sure, saying he’s been distracted by “more important issues” such as the state budget impasse.

“We get caught up in what our state pie is going to be, and how much marijuana is going to get sold,” Rauner said Thursday as he was pushing for passage of his “turnaround” legislative agenda at a Springfield steel fabrication plant. He noted that the General Assembly last year passed more than 500 bills, including one that designated pumpkin as the official state pie.

“You know, it’s lovely topics,” Rauner said. “We got a budget crisis, we need more jobs, we need higher wages, we need more money for our schools. Let’s focus on what matters.”

Boston Globe: Trump rehashes ‘rape’ allegation against Bill Clinton

By Tracy Jan and Matt Viser, May 19, 2016, Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump reignited a 25-year-old accusation this week, accusing Bill Clinton of rape and offering an explosive start to what promises to be a salacious and at times slimy presidential campaign over the next six months.

This young general election campaign is not one of policy papers or high-minded debates about income inequality or taxes. This is one of sexual allegations and crass language. It’s one that is more fit for pay per view and hushed conversations, not the nightly network news with the family gathered round.

It’s also a contest that people can’t take their eyes off of. The whole thing can teeter, sometimes by the hour, between lighthearted entertainment and something akin to drivers slowing down to gawk at a highway accident.

“As a voter, I find it distasteful and sordid. But as a political observer, I think it’s pretty savvy,” said Ana Navarro, a Florida-based Republican analyst. “Trump knows he has a glass house with women, so he reminds everyone, Bill Clinton does too.”

KTLA: ‘El Chapo’ to Be Extradited to U.S., Mexican Government Announces

By KTLA 5 Los Angeles via CNN News Wire, May 20, 2016

Reputed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s extradition to the United States has been approved, the Mexican ministry of foreign relations announced Friday.

Lawyers for Guzman will appeal the decision, attorney Andres Granados told CNN from Mexico.

Granados, a member of Guzman’s legal team, said that if the appeal is denied, the team isn’t ruling out going to the Mexican Supreme Court to ask for a stay on the extradition.

The United States has been preparing for Guzman’s transfer for months and has been hammering out the security details, American officials said two weeks ago when a judge in Mexico approved the transfer.

The U.S officials told CNN that once he is transferred, Guzman could be sent to Brooklyn, New York, to stand trial on federal charges.

In Brooklyn, Guzman and other cartel leaders were indicted in 2009 on charges of conspiring to import more than 264,000 pounds of cocaine into the United States between 1990 and 2005, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The alleged traffickers also are accused of sharing drug transportation routes and obtaining their drugs from various Colombian drug organizations.

Guzman also faces charges in Arizona, California, Texas, Illinois, New York, Florida and New Hampshire. In its statement the Mexican Foreign Ministry said Guzman will first be sent to Texas for trial.

More: www.ktla.com

Friday, May 20, 2016

Daily Caller: ‘Intentionally deceptive’ Justice Dept. lawyers ordered to take ethics classes

By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Thursday, May 19, 2016

A federal judge ordered the Justice Department to send its lawyers back to remedial ethics classes Thursday after finding that the administration repeatedly misled the court in the high-profile challenge to President Obama’s deportation amnesty.

Judge Andrew S. Hanen said the lawyers knew the administration was approving amnesty applications but actively hid that information both from him and from the 26 states that had sued to stop the amnesty.

Worse yet, even after the court ordered a halt to the whole amnesty, the Department of Homeland Security approved several thousand more applications, in defiance of the court’s strict admonition, Judge Hanen said, counting at least four separate times the government’s attorneys misled him.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Daily Caller: Black Lives Matter Leader Charged With Pimping A 17-Year-Old Girl

By Chuck Ross, May 19, 2016, Daily Caller

A Black Lives Matter activist who operates a social justice charity was arrested last month on charges of sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl.

Charles Wade co-founded Operation Help or Hush in the aftermath of the August 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The group claims it helps raise funds for the needy and provide food and shelter for activists.

But according to a police report obtained by TheDC, the 33-year-old Wade was raising money in more explicit ways.

He was arrested on April 25 at a motel where he resided in College Park, Md. Police say he was using the motel room to pimp a 17-year-old girl.

He’s charged with seven counts, including felonies for human trafficking. The charges carry sentences of up to 25 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Wade posted $25,000 bond and left jail on April 27.

Read more: www.dailycaller.com

MSNBC: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Meets Conservatives Amid 'Trending' Furor

By Alex Johnson and Matthew Deluca, May 19, 2016, MSNBC

Acknowledging that "many conservatives don't trust that [Facebook] surfaces content without a political bias," Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg met with about a dozen prominent right-wingers Wednesday at the company's California headquarters.

The meeting — on the fourth anniversary of the day Facebook issued its initial public offering and became a public company — was closed to reporters, but in a statement afterward, Zuckerberg noted that "Donald Trump has more fans on Facebook than any other presidential candidate. And Fox News drives more interactions on its Facebook page than any other news outlet in the world. It's not even close."

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Breitbart Exclusive: Clinton Rape Accuser Juanita Broaddrick: NY Times Should Interview Bill's Alleged Female Victims

By Aaron Klein, May 18, 2016, Breitbart

During an interview today, Bill Clinton’s rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick suggested theNew York Times spend the same amount of energy investigating claims of sexual assault against Bill Clinton that the newspaper put into probing Donald Trump’s alleged past treatment of women.

Broaddrick said she believes there is a whole generation of Millennials who are unfamiliar with Clinton’s history with women. She further slammed Hillary Clinton as an “enabler” who has allowed her husband to “continue on the same path that he did back in the 70’s and 80’s and 90’s.”

Breitbart: Rand Paul Supports Donald Trump As Nominee: "I Stand By That Pledge"

By Matthew Boyle, May 17, 2016, Breitbart

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News he will honor his pledge to support the presumptive 2016 GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump, in the general election against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—the likely Democratic nominee—in November.

Paul, along with every other 2016 GOP presidential candidate, signed a pledge that they would back the nominee in the general election.

“I took a pledge when I ran for president to not run as an independent candidate and to support the Republican nominee,” Paul said. “I stand by that pledge, and I think that anybody who signs their word to a document ought to take it seriously before they sign a document. So I don’t think there’s any question that those who signed the document ought to say, ‘you know what? I honor the pledge.’”

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Alex Datig Appears On The John Cardillo Show: Is Hillary Playing The "Woman Card" Or The "Get Out Of Jail Free Card?" - May 17, 2016

FPI/Alex Datig: What Man In His Right Mind Would Vote For Hillary?

Monday, May 16, 2016

Daily Caller: EXCLUSIVE: CPAC Organizers Decline Invite To Facebook Meeting

By Katie Jerkovich, May 16, 2016, Daily Caller

The organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) say they will be declining the invite by Facebook to attend this weeks meeting, stressing that there is more going on than “merely a communications problem.” (RELATED: Facebook, In Damage Control Mode, Seeks Audience With Conservative Voices)

A statement from the chairman of the political organization said that Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg need to do a lot more than just hold a meeting with leading conservative voices, following the news that the social media website was suppressing conservative news stories, such as ones about “Ted Cruz, The Blaze and CPAC” from their trending topics section, as Glenn Beck wrote in a Facebook post Sunday.

More: www.dailycaller.com

Boston Globe: Hillary Clinton tests appeal to (gasp!) Republicans

By Annie Linskey and Tracy Jan, May 16, 2016, Boston Globe

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hillary Clinton has spent decades in a partisan mudfight with the Republican Party, disagreeing on everything from health care to Benghazi, from e-mail servers to the transgressions of her husband.

But as she begins looking toward a general election matchup with Donald Trump, she is beginning to court members of the party that loves to hate her. When it comes to Trump, she uses one of her husband’s famous lines, telling angst-ridden Republicans: I feel your pain.

Though Clinton’s travels to Kentucky are billed as a way to stir support for Tuesday’s primary, time spent in the conservative state also afforded her the chance to road-test a message about the dangers she believes are presented by the presumptive Republican nominee.

WND: Bill's Sexual Assault Victim Lashes Out Over Hillary's Terrorizing

Kathleen Willey
By Jerome R. Corsi, May 13, 2016, WND

NEW YORK – CNN reporter Chris Cuomo recently turned antagonistic in an interview with GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump for branding Hillary Clinton the “enabler” of her husband’s sexual crimes, prompting Kathleen Willey, a Clinton assault victim, to write an open letter to Cuomo.

The interview, broadcast Monday when Donald Trump phoned in to CNN’s “New Day” show, allowed Cuomo to confront Trump over his statements that Hillary Clinton enabled her husband’s sexual crimes by concealing the details, intimidating or harassing the other party, and more.

“[People see this] as potential proof that you don’t have anything to offer as president. What is your thinking on this line of attack?” he asked.

“Well, this is a nice way to start off the interview,” Trump responded, turning the table on Cuomo. “You should congratulate me for having won the race. I thought, you know, there’d at least be some small congratulations. But I’m not surprised with CNN because that’s the way they treat Trump. They call it ‘The Clinton Network.'”

More: www.wnd.com

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Christian Examiner: $300 for one night with a 12-year-old? 'The Abolitionists' spotlights war on child trafficking

By Michael Foust, May 13, 2016, Christian Examiner

LOS ANGELES (Christian Examiner) – Many movies try to inspire the audience, but they rarely have an impact that "The Abolitionists" -- in theaters Monday for one night only – already has.

The fast-paced documentary goes undercover to follow former Department of Homeland Security special agent Tim Ballard as he travels around the world, working with American and foreign officials as they try to free children from the bondages of sex slavery.

During filming, 57 children in Haiti and Columbia were rescued from sex slavery and seven human traffickers were arrested and now face prison – an achievement that Ballard and the crew hope inspires moviegoers to get involved in the movement.

The movie itself is rated PG-13 for disturbing content and some sexual references, but it was filmed with the goal of being realistic without turning off a conservative

The executive producer was Gerald Molen, the same producer who made "Schindler's List." He calls the heroes in the film "modern-day abolitionists."

"I believe it's no coincidence that this film comes almost twenty years after we released Schindler's List," Molen said.

Nearly 2 million children around the world are the victims of human trafficking. Some of the girls seen in the film were forced into prostitution around the age of 12 or 13.

The street price for one night with a minor is $300 -- $1,000 if the child is a virgin.

More: www.christianexaminer.com

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ICYMI: Alex Datig: Hillary's Re-Traumatization Of Rape Campaign Is An Assault On Survivors

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

SacBee: Trump’s California delegates include former, current officials

By Jim Miller, May 9, 2016, Sacramento Bee

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has tapped a mix of current and former elected officials, party operatives, spouses and others as his pledged California delegates to the GOP convention in Cleveland, according to a list released Monday.

Former Rep. Doug Ose, congressional hopeful Elizabeth Emken, and communications consultant Dennis Revell, a son-in-law of Ronald Reagan, are among the Sacramento-area Trump delegates. Others from around the state include House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, state Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, and political consultant Charles Moran, the former chairman of the California chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans.

Another pledged delegate is Senate Minority Leader Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, as well as Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal.

“We believe that our delegation represents the economic and grassroots community diversity of California. We feel very good about it,” said Tim Clark, Trump’s California strategist.

More: www.sacbee.com

Monday, May 9, 2016

CBS: Clinton: "A lot" of Republicans want to help my campaign

By Emily Schulteis, May 8, 2016, CBS / Face The Nation

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton said in an interview airing Sunday that since Donald Trump became the Republicans' presumptive nominee, she's been hearing from Republicans interested in supporting her campaign.

"For a lot of people, again, who take their vote seriously and who really see this as a crossroads kind of election, I am asking people to come join this campaign," she told CBS' "Face the Nation" in an interview on Friday in Oakland, Calif. "And I've had a lot of outreach on Republicans in the last days who say that they are interested in talking about that."

Despite her campaign already going hard against Trump in the days since heeffectively secured the GOP nomination, Clinton said she's not going to run an "ugly" race against him.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

ICYMI: PolitiFact: Hillary Clinton says she and Bill were 'dead broke'

By John Greenberg, Jun. 10th, 2014, PolitiFact

Hillary Clinton is walking the line between being remarkably successful and yet still in touch with the lives of ordinary people. The former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential candidate has found herself trying to limit blowback to her claim that she and husband Bill were "dead broke" when they left the White House.

She made the comment during an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer. Sawyer pressed Clinton on a reported haul of $5 million in speaking fees.

"You have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt," Clinton said. "We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea's education. It was not easy. Bill has worked really hard. And it's been amazing to me. He's worked very hard."

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

ICYMI: Washington Times: Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices

By Dave Boyer, Nov. 12, 2015, The Washington Times

Conservatives unhappy with U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare heard a powerful argument Thursday for defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton: The next president could appoint as many as four justices.

When the next president takes the oath of office in January 2017, three current justices will be at least 80 years old: conservative Antonin Scalia(80), swing voter Anthony M. Kennedy (80) and liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83). Liberal Justice Stephen G. Breyer will be 78.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Opinion: How High-Jacking the Protected Class is Ruining America - By Alexandra D. Datig

By Alexandra D. Datig, May 1, 2016, Front Page Index

Every American should have the right to be treated equal. The 13th Amendment keeps reminding us we should not outcast or single out any one group or individual who is a contributing citizen of the United States. Yet every day there are a variety of radicalized groups and individuals catastrophizing America's views on race, gender, creed, socioeconomic status, politics, education and so much more. It's nearly impossible to keep track of what group is calling for us to be outraged on any given day. Somehow we are intensely persuaded to believe we are clueless when it comes to understanding how we should be treating other fellow Americans. #ReadTheConstitution

In 2008, the 13th Amendment spoke through the voters by electing President Barack Obama. Since then, America is being pummeled Alinsky-style with an avalanche of groups demanding equal rights, equal pay, gender equality, drug liberalization, socialized medicine, causing a divide so great we are now being convinced we no longer know ourselves. We are lobbied daily by the liberal media that government has the answers and that your life is none of your business.

If you say anything about race you're a racist. If you say anything about government, you’re anti-establishment. If you’re a woman and you don't want to vote for Hillary Clinton, according to Madeleine Albright, you have a special place in hell. Which begs the question; what happens to men who don't want to vote for Hillary? Is it beginning to look like the feminists are gaining ground by out-casting women who don't want revenge by unleashing the feminist wrath on men? 

As a considerate people we are repeatedly reminded not to paint anyone or any group with too broad of a brush. But don't think for yourself! You might actually see the writing on the wall.

If you're a Republican you couldn't possibly be for gay rights! Actually, if you're Republican you're against everything that causes "the illusion of freedom!" If you support Donald Trump you hate women, are racist, are sexist, are against a pathway for citizenship for illegal immigrants costing the taxpayer at least $100 billion a year. After all, we can afford it right? Even though only 45% of taxable, wage earning Americans pay federal income tax. But God help you if you want to be treated fairly! You're expected to believe you must trust government to fix everything through a liberal agenda.

Radicals have high-jacked the protected class. LBGT, equal employment opportunity, Middle Eastern creeds, out-casting Israel, women, a variety of issues like global warming and abortion, designed to lay a hard and heavy guilt trip on you. 12% of the nation is black yet every time you turn on your television it feels more like 12% of the country is white! We are told women must have a female president because the battle for equal power is more important than enjoying the freedom and delight of true feminity. We are told so-called nonviolent drug offenders are being treated unfairly by the criminal justice system, even though many of them have pled down to a lesser charge from a far more serious crime. Arguments in favor of criminal justice system reform are presented by Black Lives Matter in the form of hysterics and party crashing. We need gender-neutral bathrooms and if you don't like it you're a @#?*&x!. Is anything simple anymore?

What happened to men who are men and women who are women? Everything we love about men has been neutralized. Everything we love about women has become masculine and chauvinist in the female sense. Is that a good thing? Do women really need to have more power instead of self-reflection and respect? Will that make the world a better place? Or should we be going back to basics? 

CBS: Is Donald Trump right that women voters don't like Hillary Clinton?

By Reena Flores, Apr. 29, 2016, CBS News

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has accused Hillary Clinton of playing "the woman's card," just as he's maintained that those same female voters "don't like her" very much.

"Look how well I did with women tonight," Trump said Tuesday from the hotel lobby of Trump Tower, aiming to draw a comparison between his support among the demographic versus Clinton's. He added that Clinton "has nothing else going" for her, and posited that if Clinton "were a man, I don't think she would get five percent of the vote."

But do the numbers bear out Trump's claims?