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De Blasio press secretary bails out to return to Chevron Shakedown work
5/12/2016 9:21:04 AM  Jazz Shaw
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This week we saw a wrinkle in the news out of the Big Apple which ties together two of our favorite stories. The troubles swirling around New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continue as state and federal investigators peer more deeply into his
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Poll: Ryan barely hanging onto a 64-point lead in his district
5/12/2016 8:41:31 AM  Ed Morrissey
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Later today, Paul Ryan will meet with Donald Trump, a summit brokered by the GOP in order to help unite Republicans against Hillary Clinton. Ryan, who as Speaker of the House would normally serve as convention chair, expressed reservations about
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Sanders campaign: Clinton as nominee would be "a disaster" for Democrats, America
5/12/2016 8:01:31 AM  Jazz Shaw
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Dating back to last summer, Bernie Sanders has had a lot to say about Hillary Clinton, much of it rather puzzling to those of us who thought he was actually interested in becoming president. He’s referred to her as “highly accomplished”
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Wasserman-Schultz running scared from liberal challenger
5/12/2016 7:21:10 AM  Larry O'Connor
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Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is facing a serious and well-funded challenge for her congressional seat in Florida and recent behavior suggests she’s feeling the heat. Take her appearance yesterday on MSNBC.
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George Zimmerman auctioning gun used to kill Trayvon Martin
5/12/2016 6:01:10 AM  Larry O'Connor
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George Zimmerman is auctioning off the gun used to kill Trayvon Martin, according to the New York Daily News: The Florida neighborhood watchman who fatally shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in 2012 is putting the killer handgun up for auction — and hoping
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Glenn Beck: Donald Trump is the next president
5/11/2016 10:41:29 PM  Allahpundit
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The key bit starts up front, at 2:00, but if you can’t be bothered to listen the transcript is here. There are two schools of thought among #NeverTrumpers about Trump’s chances, although how much is thought and how much is mere coping
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Witnesses: Massive Los Angeles arson was reaction to Mike Brown shooting
5/11/2016 10:01:01 PM  John Sexton
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According to witness testimony, a December 2014 fire that burned down an unfinished, 7-story apartment building in Los Angeles was set by a man who was angry about the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO. The LA Times reports: The testimony came during
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A Zika-infected teen put hope over fear by keeping her "miracle" child
5/11/2016 9:21:24 PM  Dustin Siggins
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For months, abortion advocates have used the Zika virus as an excuse to push their abortion ideology. Along with a top UN official, they have said abortion must be expanded in order to prevent children with microcephaly from being burdens on their
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House Republicans press Ryan during meeting: Back Trump
5/11/2016 8:41:38 PM  Allahpundit
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CNN has exactly one Republican, Raul Labrador, quoted in the piece as leaning on Ryan to fall in line and Peter King told reporters after the meeting that Ryan wasn’t put on the defensive. But other members, including two of Ryan’s own whips,
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Rep. Alan Grayson and Sen. Reid have words at Progressive Caucus meeting
5/11/2016 8:01:06 PM  John Sexton
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Senatory Harry Reid was a guest at a Congressional Progressive Caucus meeting Wednesday. Rep. Alan Grayson disrupted the meeting to confront Reid about his support for an ongoing ethics investigation into Grayson’s alleged misdeeds in office. The
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Trump: I have a "mandate" to run in the general election the way I ran in the primary
5/11/2016 7:21:32 PM  Allahpundit
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A companion piece to Ed’s post this morning about Trump emphasizing big rallies over data analytics for the fight ahead. Obama crony Dan Pfeiffer, who knows better than most people what smart microtargeting can do for a campaign, floated this
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FBI Director: It's not a 'security inquiry,' it's an investigation
5/11/2016 6:41:22 PM  John Sexton
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FBI Director James Comey spoke with reporters at FBI Headquarters Wednesday, telling them he has not tethered his investigation of Clinton’s private email server to any outside events. Comey also took issue with the phrase being used by the Clinton
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Mitt Romney: It's disqualifying for a nominee not to release his tax returns; Update: Issa hits Romney
5/11/2016 6:01:03 PM  Allahpundit
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There’s something soooo familiar about this. Oh, right — it’s the same attack Romney launched on Trump back in February, right down to the insinuation that there’s a “bombshell” lurking in Trump’s taxes that
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Audio: Congressman reveals what Hillary was doing on the night of Benghazi attacks
5/11/2016 5:21:15 PM  Larry O'Connor
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What was Hillary Clinton doing on the night of the Benghazi attacks? It’s a question asked on almost a daily basis on blogs and talk radio programs across the country. And even despite the many hours of testimony the former Secretary of State
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Trump: I might set up a commission headed by Rudy Giuliani to study immigration and admitting Muslims
5/11/2016 4:41:18 PM  Allahpundit
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Hilarious. Fun fact: Border hawks have long distrusted Giuliani on immigration issues, for very good reason. As mayor, he made New York a sanctuary city and defended benefits for illegals. He shifted to a more hardline stance when he ran for president in
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SC cop who shot Walter Scott indicted on federal charges
5/11/2016 4:01:59 PM  Jazz Shaw
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When I wrote about the case of Officer Michael Slager and the shooting of Walter Scott last year I allowed that Slager deserved his day in court like any accused person, but that it was almost undoubtedly going to wind up in a conviction. There was
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Paul Ryan on whether he'll back Trump: "We cannot afford to lose this election to Hillary Clinton"
5/11/2016 3:21:27 PM  Allahpundit
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His shtick here is as illogical in its own way as Marco Rubio’s was yesterday. Rubio stood by his position during the primaries that Trump’s dangerously unfit to wield power while also insisting he’d honor his pledge to support the
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Energy analyst: Electing Hillary Clinton could cost us 1 million barrels of oil per day
5/11/2016 2:41:07 PM  Jazz Shaw
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There’s plenty of hand wringing going on already about what will happen if Donald Trump is elected, but in one of our most productive jobs and wealth producing industries there’s a lot more concern over the future under President Hillary
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Poll: Trump even with Clinton nationally
5/11/2016 2:01:43 PM  John Sexton
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A Reuters/Ipsos online poll released Wednesday shows Donald Trump closing the gap with likely voters nationally. Reuters reports this is looking like a sign of a “close fight” in the general election: The results could signal a close fight
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Sid Blumenthal 'very confident' Hillary will not be charged over email server
5/11/2016 1:21:06 PM  John Sexton
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Sidney Blumenthal, the off-book Clinton adviser whose hacked email account became news in 2013, appeared on CNN’s New Day Wednesday. Blumenthal told host Alisyn Camerota he is “very confident” Clinton will not be charged in connection
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Do the political parties need "a new voting system" for the primaries?
5/11/2016 12:41:29 PM  Jazz Shaw
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We’ve done more than our fair share of coverage of the mess that resulted from the GOP primary voting process in several states this year, but the system appears to be delivering a winner after all. (Yes, yes… I know. Calm down.) But if
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Trump: I hope Ryan stays on as convention chair
5/11/2016 12:01:41 PM  Ed Morrissey
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A pre-emptive move toward unity? Just ahead of a series of meetings with Republican Party leadership in Washington, Donald Trump appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to not just offer an olive branch to Paul Ryan, but even to defend him. Trump told
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Joe Biden: Let's face it, Joe Biden would have made the best president
5/11/2016 11:21:09 AM  Allahpundit
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Lotta Democrats watching this clip, ruminating about the corrupt loser they’re about to be saddled with, and thinking, “A-yup. But maybe he shouldn’t say it out loud.” Anyone doubt that Biden would have been the toughest match-up
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Former Justice Department FOIA Director on Pagliano emails: "It stinks to high heaven"
5/11/2016 10:41:55 AM  Jazz Shaw
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Ed Morrissey previously looked into the amazing fact that Bryan Pagliano, the IT staffer responsible for then Secretary of State Clinton’s digital communications, apparently never sent any emails himself during his entire time on the job. (Okay..
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