Obama Is Too Incompetent To Pull Off A Coup

TownHall - Thu, 2016-07-21 21:00
Turkeys failed coup, combined with the disastrous disunity and polarization in the United States thanks to Barack Obama, have gotten people talking about whether it could happen here. 2016-07-20T21:01:00-04:00 2016-07-22T04:00:03Z Kurt Schlichter

Donald Trump, Republicans move toward embrace of gays in convention's final night

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 20:26

CLEVELAND — The Republican Party under Donald Trump took strides toward greater acceptance of gay Americans on Thursday, welcoming a gay businessman to the stage and recognizing the community's suffering at the hands of an Islamic State-inspired shooter in Florida weeks ago.

"As your president, I will do everything in ...

Donald Trump promises 'the truth, and nothing else,' releases speech transcript with 282 footnotes

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 20:02

CLEVELAND — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump promised an end to lies Thursday night — and as if to prove his point, he posted a transcript of his speech meticulously annotated with 282 footnotes.

"If you want to hear the corporate spin, the carefully-crafted lies, and the media myths ...

Donald Trump completes takeover of Republican Party, declares 'I am your voice'

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 19:54

CLEVELAND — Donald Trump completed his takeover of the Republican Party on Thursday, claiming the presidential nomination, calling for unity within the party and holding himself out as the real agent of change all voters have been waiting for.

He called for a return to law and order and for ...

RNC demonstrations largely peaceful as anticipated riots fall to materialize

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 18:37

CLEVELAND — However history judges the Republican National Convention here this week, one thing is certain — 1968 it ain't.

The anticipated collision of protest groups and police causing riots similar to the violent chaos that erupted on the streets outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago never materialized ...

Libertarians hope to woo supporters from RNC

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 18:21

CLEVELAND | Gary Johnson didn't want to be in Cleveland. He didn't want a quick media hit to turn into a minor mob scene. And he certainly didn't want to lose his phone.

But despite some minor snafus and less than half a million dollars in the bank, the Libertarian ...

Hillary Clinton 2.0 pairs with Charles Ramsey 2.0

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 18:19


My, my, my. The Democrats can't seem to get enough of Charles Ramsey, but has the City of Brotherly Love had its fill of him and Hillary Clinton?

The men and women in blue in Philly understandably are kinda upset.

Mr. Ramsey became top cop extraordinaire in 2014, when ...

Early Trump backers bask in glory at convention

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 17:59

CLEVELAND | Amid all the holdouts and lukewarm backers at the convention here, there are a handful of prominent Republicans who bought early tickets on the Trump Train, and they are now collecting their due.

While the party is rallying to Donald Trump now that he's the nominee, those who ...

Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, gets voice against Donald Trump in Obama visit

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 17:52

On the heels of Donald Trump's acceptance of the Republican presidential nomination, President Obama will give his Mexican counterpart a megaphone Friday to criticize Mr. Trump's plans to build a border wall and restrict immigration.

Mr. Obama will host Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House for a ...

Inside the Beltway: Donald Trump's 'boyhood home' gets famous

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 17:49

"Mount Vernon. Monticello. Wareham Place? If Donald Trump wins the presidency in November, his modest boyhood home in Jamaica Estates in Queens, New York arguably could attain something approaching the status of George Washington's or Thomas Jefferson's historic residences," notes an analysis in MarketWatch.

The former roost of the Republican ...

The Latest: Arizona Sheriff Arpaio touts Trump border wall

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 17:42

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on Arizona's delegation to the Republican National Convention(all times local):

5:40 p.m.

The longtime sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix fired up the crowd at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland by reminding them of Donald Trump's pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

To ...

Ted Cruz banking on Donald Trump loss, 2020 front-runner status, strategists say

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 17:20

CLEVELAND — Ted Cruz rolled the dice on his political future Wednesday night by refusing to endorse Donald Trump, firmly planting himself in a camp with other establishment GOP holdouts and setting himself up for a 2020 run at the White House — but the early betting is that his ...

Democrat superdelegate rules face progressive fight

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 16:51

Top progressive groups — including MoveOn and the Daily Kos — are taking on the Democratic establishment's "undemocratic" superdelegate system in a fight that threatens to disrupt the party's national convention next week in Philadelphia.

A coalition of 14 left-wing organizations announced Thursday that 50 members of the DNC Rules ...

White House, Hillary Clinton quick to hit Donald Trump's NATO talk

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 16:43

CLEVELAND — The Obama White House and Hillary Clinton's campaign were quick to pounce Thursday on new comments from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump raising fresh questions over the U.S. commitment to its NATO allies, while GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said Mr. Trump would honor U.S. treaty obligations ...

Reince Priebus must decide whether to enforce Republican pledge

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 16:31

CLEVELAND — Whether Sen. Ted Cruz's speech here was standing up for principles or simply dissing RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to ready himself for 2020, the question now is whether Mr. Priebus will pursue his threat to enforce the pledge Mr. Cruz, Jeb Bush and John Kasich signed to support ...

Ted Cruz lets the personal get in the way of the political

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 16:14


Just for a moment while watching Sen. Ted Cruz's convention speech, I was hopeful he would take one for the team, bury the hatchet and help heal the GOP during this divisive election cycle. Just maybe he would not think of himself and the next election in 2020, but ...

Dispatches From Cleveland

TownHall - Thu, 2016-07-21 15:45
Im in Cleveland affectionately known as the mistake by the lake for the Republican National Convention. This is the third GOP convention Ive attended. Each have had their moments of weirdness, but this one has managed to cram an awful lot in the first two days. 2016-07-20T18:00:00-04:00 2016-07-21T22:45:04Z Derek Hunter

Donald Trump hijacks Obama's 'change' slogan for acceptance speech

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 15:37

CLEVELAND — Americans are less safe today than when they elected President Obama and he chose Hillary Clinton as his top diplomat, Donald Trump will say Thursday, and he will promise to bring a steadier hand to the White House in dealing with unrest at home and the threat of ...

Donald Trump Wisconsin Republicans' hope to back a presidential winner

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 15:29

CLEVELAND — Wisconsin Republicans have captured their state's governorship and one of its U.S. Senate seats, and now have the speaker of the House — but the big prize, the state's 10 Electoral College presidential votes, has long eluded them.

With Donald Trump at the top of the ticket, though, they ...

Mike Huckabee: Ted Cruz supporters embarrassed by him

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-07-21 15:23

CLEVELAND — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Thursday that Sen. Ted Cruz damaged his brand with his refusal to endorse Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee.

"I think he did far more damage to himself than the party," Mr. Huckabee told The Washington Times.

"I thought here was ...

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