92-year-old registers to vote for first time, says will vote for Trump

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - In the story that is Beada Corum's life, she knows most of it has already been written. "It's a history book," says Corum. "I raised eight children: four boys and four girls." At 92-years-old, she should be slowing down. But, don't tell her that. "I'm busy all of the time," she says. Corum still makes her daily checklists and crosses them off as she goes. But last week, she crossed off something decades in the making. This 92-year-old citizen registered to vote for the very first time. "We got a good country but it's going...

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Cruz Ready for Next Debt Limit Debate

Remember what happened the last time Congress acted to raise the debt limit? Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, certainly does. The 2016 presidential hopeful found himself right in the middle, stopping a February 2014 effort to allow the Senate to vote on a debt ceiling measure with a simple majority. “In the last debt ceiling fight, when I raised my hand and objected to leadership’s request to make it easier for President Obama to add trillions in debt with no spending reforms, what I said is ‘Listen, I spent two years telling 27 million Texans if you elect me, I will...

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Move to remove Boehner grows and may have the votes

If you, as will most people, just glance at the Elite Media's reporting of Rep. Mark Meadows move to oust John Boehner as Speaker you probably think he is a delusional nutcase and that the move has no chance of passing. Well, think again. Breitbart.com reports that the reason the Meadows' resolution was not put on the floor for a vote was simply because they were not sure they had the votes to defeat it, meaning that they were afraid the resolution had enough votes to remove Boehner and declare the Speakership vacant. So they recessed for the summer. Here's...

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An early (accurate) prediction about the Trump candidacy (Jack Cashill - short but good)

“Donald Trump is already doomed: Why his campaign is a bigger disaster than his hair,” screamed the headline of a July 6 Salon headline. The TV billionaire has only just announced his candidacy--yet he's already made enough mistakes to last a lifetime. In fact, Trump was not doomed at all. On June 10 of this year, a week before Trump announced his candidacy, I explained why. “The Republican nominee for president,” I wrote, “will be that candidate who best learns that there is no future in apologizing.” When I wrote this, I had no idea Trump was planning to run...

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State Democratic chairman says GOP now dominated by ‘low-information’ voters

Ahead of Monday night’s Voters Forum featuring 14 Republican presidential candidates, the state Democratic Party chairman attributed the surge of Donald Trump to the top of GOP polls to a rise in the number of “low-information voters who don’t want to deal with the facts.” Raymond Buckley said there has been a “transformation” of the Republican Party, including in New Hampshire, from a more moderate base to a “monolithic entity that is really controlled by either the Koch brothers or the tea party extremists.” The reference was to conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, who fund numerous conservative organizations. “There...

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Polling shows Donald Trump a huge threat to the GOP establishment

Based on Real Clear Politics’ comprehensive average of data from the nation’s top polling outfits for the 2016 GOP presidential contest, Donald Trump holds a commanding 9.5 point lead against his fellow Republican hopefuls. But that number could be the least of the GOP establishment’s worries. Michael Needham, chief executive of the Heritage Action for America super PAC, said Sunday that Trump’s popularity has a great deal to do with Republican voters’ overall dissatisfaction with the GOP establishment. “Most Republican voters hate their party, and that’s what needs to be addressed,” Needham said on “Fox News Sunday.” The conservative figure...

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Report: Boehner avoiding vote on his speakership before August recess

Rep. Mark Meadows put John Boehner on the spot with his “motion to vacate” the speakership last week, and now it appears that the challenge has legs. According to an exclusive report by Matthew Boyle of Breitbart, Boehner’s forces have been “whipping” members (calling them up, asking them how they would vote, and possibly applying pressure) and as a result have concluded that they would lose a vote if the matter were taken up before the August recess. Perhaps Speaker Boehner imagines that the members will return to their districts and hear an outpouring of support for the speaker. If...

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Cuccinelli Urges Virginians To Support Motion To Oust Boehner

Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli, Chairman of Liberty Now PAC, issued a powerful appeal for Virginians to demand their Representatives in Congress support Rep. Mark Meadows' motion to vacate the Chair and oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Cuccinelli writes: An amazing thing happened the other day, although it hasn’t gotten much attention… yet! On Tuesday, North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows courageously submitted a “Motion to Vacate the Chair.” The “Chair” in this case is Speaker Boehner. If successful, Congressman Meadows’ motion would remove Congressman Boehner as Speaker of the House, and allow for a vote...

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The Hill: Trump Builds Political Machine in Primary States

Donald Trump is assembling a team of political strategists and campaign staffers charged with sustaining his lead in the Republican presidential polls. While strategists say Trump still got a ways to go to catch up to his rivals for the White House, he is taking aggressive steps to build a political machine, particularly in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. With his popularity among Republican voters seemingly impervious to controversy — even rival Jeb Bush has called his candidacy a “phenomenon” — the billionaire businessman is in an enviable position heading into the first Republican debate on...

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MILBANK: Conservatives hold John Boehner hostage (translation: Join us, John! Get things done!)

For the first time in 105 years, a speaker of the House is the target of what parliamentarians call a "motion to vacate the chair" — and what other people might call an attempt to throw the speaker out on his ear. But John Boehner greeted this unwelcome status Wednesday with studied sangfroid. "Listen," Boehner said in an afternoon news conference when asked by Chad Pergram of Fox News how he would put down the insurrection. "You've got a member here and a member there who are off the reservation. No big deal." So, asked Jennifer Steinhauer of The New...

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Trump campaign looking into staffer over Facebook posts

Businessman Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is investigating reports that a campaign staffer wrote racially charged Facebook posts, CNN reported Friday evening. Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told the network that if confirmed to be true, advisor Sam Nunberg will be fired.  "They were offensive and they do not reflect Mr. Trump's position and we take them very seriously," Lewandowski said. "If it determined that Mr. Nunberg made these statements, then he will no longer be part of the campaign." Posts unearthed by Business Insider reportedly show Nunberg calling Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter the n-word, calling President Obama a “Socialist...

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Ministers fail to cinch major trade pact (TPP)

Top trade officials from the United States, Canada and 10 other Pacific rim nations fell short of concluding the biggest trade pact in history on Friday because of differences over agricultural, autos and pharmaceuticals, but said significant progress had been made. “We’re confident that TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] is within reach,” U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday. ”We’ve agreed that we are going to continue to engage intensively…with the goal of resolving the outstanding issues.” But the inability to reach an agreement in Maui complicates President Barack Obama’s effort to rope together nations that produce 40 percent of the world’s...

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Why Jeb Bush played nice with Hillary Clinton in Florida (because she's his "sister-in-law"!!!)

Appearing Friday at the National Urban League Conference here in the country’s most important swing state, Hillary Clinton didn’t mention Jeb Bush by name, but tore apart the entire premise of his “right to rise” mission statement. Striding onto that same stage less than an hour later, Bush acknowledged Clinton’s presence at the conference in order to thank her for appearing there, then proceeded to ignore her attacks and campaign altogether. In the first instance of the two top-tier legacy candidates appearing back to back at the same event, Clinton and Bush demonstrated the starkly different ways the two candidates...

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Ted Cruz drops the hammer on Mitt Romney

When Mitt Romney, the failed presidential candidate in the 2012 presidential election, pointed a scolding finger at Ted Cruz, the journal senator from Texas and current presidential candidate thought he must have died and gone to heaven. Romney is respected as a good man who might have made a pretty decent president had he not be such a bad politician. The main rap against Romney from the conservative base was that he was too gentlemanly and too timid, especially in the third debate, to have prevailed in an election that was very winnable. The National Journal reported on Friday that...

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Ted Cruz Ridicules Mitt Romney in Private and Now in Public, Too

In conversations with his campaign staffers and allies, Cruz often points to Romney as the embodiment of a timid, weak Republican Party. And in a private speech in May to the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of top conservative donors and activists, Cruz colorfully described Romney as the worst possible candidate Republicans could have nominated in 2012. "We have had three elections since President Obama was elected. Two of them—2010 and 2014—were national referenda on Obamacare. It was the No. 1 issue, twice. Both elections were tsunami, tidal-waves for Republicans—historic victories," Cruz said, according to an audio recording...

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Poll: No, Mr. President, you would not win a third term

It seems that Americans can add "no more Obamas" to the oft-heard calls for no more Bushes or Clintons, despite the president's belief that he would be a shoo-in for a third term. Rasmussen Reports on Friday released a poll showing that just one third of likely U.S voters would keep President Obama in office if he ran again. Even among Democrats, only 57 percent would vote for him a third time.

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The Hair, the Boots, and the Great Communicator (Jeffrey Lord piece)

Amid all the sound and fury of the Trump surge, there are conservatives who have not taken to Donald Trump. Yet simultaneously, new polls show that the Trump surge continues, unabated. Shocking the Bush camp, a poll out of St. Petersburg, Florida – the St. Pete’s poll shows Trump defeating Florida’s own Jeb Bush (in Florida!) 26-20, carrying a full 22% of the Hispanic vote. A new Reuters poll has him leading the GOP pack with 25% to Bush’s 12%. Yet over at The Wall Street Journal, our friends who run the editorial page have bashed The Trump Apologists. Sir...

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How an obscure motion to 'vacate the chair' spoils House GOP's August vacation (WAHHHHHHH!!)

The House is hitting the highways after passing a three-month extension of the Highway bill. In the game of chicken between the chambers of Congress, both sides blinked and the only real victim seems to be the small businesses that care deeply about the Export Import Bank. Republican leaders had a plan to talk about the Iran deal and some of their legislative accomplishments over the August recess. Unfortunately, Mark Meadows threw a monkey wrench into that plan. At the behest of somebody, the North Carolina second-term congressman and subcommittee chairman made a non-privileged motion to vacate the chair. Recommended:...

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DNC Chair Can’t Tell Difference Between a Dem and a Socialist

MSNBC host Chris Matthews did not receive an answer from DNC Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), when he asked what the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist is. […] Wasserman Schultz chuckled in response. “I used to think there is a big difference—but what do you think it is?” Matthews continued. “Between a Democrat like Hillary Clinton and a Socialist like Bernie Sanders.” Wasserman Schultz replied, “The more important question is—what’s the difference between being a Democrat and being a Republican?” …

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The Final Four

From the very beginning of the 2016 presidential primary process I’ve maintained a few things: 1) We were going to support a candidate earlier this time around, because I believe if we don’t coalesce as a movement we make it easier for the GOP establishment to divide and conquer us. As proven by the past two primary cycles in 2008 and 2012. And there’s just too much at stake to wait for the future of the country so I can build drama and tension into a radio show for the purpose of “milking it” so to speak. The time I...

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Howard Dean: We Need to Be 'More Humble, Stop Making Fun' of Trump

This is fodder for WSJ columnist James Taranto's "everything is seemingly spinning out of control" file. Howard Dean has declared that we'll have to be "more humble" about Donald Trump's prospects and that he will "have to stop making fun" of him for now. What's got Dean doing a 180 on Trump? Not just the latest polls, which include one showing Trump trouncing Jeb and Rubio in their home state of Florida. Above all, it was the experience of viewing, on today's Morning Joe, a stunning focus group of New Hampshire Republicans who were uniformly and enthusiastically pro-Trump, saying things...

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VOTERS TO G.O.P.: WE'RE JUST NOT THAT INTO IMMIGRANTS

For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public. Then they always come in for a zinger of a surprise when the American people are finally able to express themselves on the subject. (Sometimes it seems as if political consultants are in the game only to make money.) Washington has tried to sneak through three amnesties in the last decade -- in 2006, 2007 and 2013. Each time, amnesty had the full support of the media, the White House, leaders of both political parties, big campaign donors and lobbyists....

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The Real Danger from the GOP’s Latest Mutiny Against John Boehner

If you thought the days of bad blood between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and rank-and-file House lawmakers were on hold, at least for the summer, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) apparently didn’t get the memo. Tuesday night, the congressman marked his 56th birthday by filing a resolution in the House to force Boehner from the top leadership post. The “motion to vacate the chair” is the first time that a Boehner opponent has taken such a step and is a bit of payback from Meadows, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and one of 25 conservative rebels...

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Carly Fiorina: 'Here's what I will do as Commander in Chief'

From time to time as the 2016 campaign unfolds we will publish here the full text of some candidate speeches on important topics. We launch this series with Carly Fiorina's national security address at the Reagan Presidential Library the evening of July 27. The full text is below, as is a complete video... You'll notice here — and hopefully in the upcoming debates — that the business executive speaks in clear, simple declarative sentences. No fudge words or rhetorical escape clauses. Clean, crisp, no nonsense. She outlines the problem, then states clearly what she would do. That style drew frequent...

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Author Ronald Kessler On Bill Clinton: ‘He Has A Blonde, Busty Mistress’

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Author Ronald Kessler defends secret service agents and makes some sensational claims about former Presidents in his new book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents. Kessler told Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that the recent struggles of the agency detailed in the media is more the fault of management culture than individual agents. “The culture that has led to this corner-cutting, it’s a culture within the management, not among the agents. Agents…are patriots. They sign up to take a bullet for the President. The management has the...

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