The 21 craziest quotes from the campaign trail

Politico.com By Nick Gass 11/25/15 And they’re not all from Donald Trump. 1. ‘I would bomb the sh– out of them’ Trump has made no effort to tone down his fiery rhetoric when it comes to fighting the Islamic State, remarking a day before deadly terrorist attacks in France just how far he would go to defeat the group. “ISIS is making a tremendous amount of money because of the oil that they took away, they have some in Syria, they have some in Iraq, I would bomb the sh– … Continue reading

Here’s another way candidates copy Donald Trump: Shameless fibbing

The Washington Post By Jenna Johnson and David Fahrenthold 11/9/15 This is Donald Trump’s election. The other candidates are just fibbing in it. “Word is,” Trump said last month on Twitter, “that Ford Motor, because of my constant badgering at packed events, is going to cancel their deal to go to Mexico and stay in U.S.” It didn’t. “Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says, ‘We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain,’ ” said former tech executive Carly Fiorina … Continue reading

Republican candidate Carson says Muslims unfit to be U.S. president

(Scott Walker’s and Rick Perry’s withdrawals from their presidential campaigns will be found here. – Admin.) Reuters.com By Jason Lange 9/20/15 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Sunday that Muslims were unfit to be president of the United States, arguing their faith was inconsistent with American principles. “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” Carson told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The remarks by Carson, who is near the top of opinion polls for the crowded … Continue reading

It’s not just Trump, the richest ever presidential field

It’s not just Trump A POLITICO special report on the richest ever presidential field, a campaign of and about the .1% Politico.com (Use this link to see related chart and table.) By Politico Staff 9/18/15 Carly Fiorina may be the new surprise flavor of the month in the GOP field, but there’s one aspect of her candidacy that’s neither surprising nor unusual in this 2016 field: she’s rich — in her case, very rich. Forget about the top 1 percent. An analysis of federal elections data by POLITICO shows that five … Continue reading

The GOP debate: 5 things to watch

Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina have a chance Wednesday to prove they’re for real. Politico.com By Alex Isenstadt 9/16/15 LOS ANGELES — It’s only the second of 12 scheduled GOP debates. But Wednesday’s primetime showdown at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley is poised to play a decisive role in culling the crowded Republican field. In interviews conducted over the last week, more than a dozen top officials, donors and aides to the GOP presidential candidates laid out their expectations for the primetime debate, and provided insights into their preparations … Continue reading

Donald Trump bump terrifies GOP

Insiders worry the mogul will damage the eventual nominee and hurt a party struggling to connect with women and minorities. Politico.com By Jonathan Topaz and Daniel Strauss 6/26/15 All jokes aside, the Republican Party is officially afraid of Donald Trump. He has virtually zero chance of winning the presidential nomination. But insiders worry that the loud-mouthed mogul is more than just a minor comedic nuisance on cable news; they fret that he’s a loose cannon whose rants about Mexicans and scorched-earth attacks on his rivals will damage the eventual nominee … Continue reading

Carly, Hillary or ??? – Changing Views on a Female President

Changing Views on a Female President The New York Times By Lynn Vavreck 6/19/15 On Saturday, Hillary Rodham Clinton told thousands of people at a rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City that she wanted the United States to be a place “where a father can tell his daughter yes, you can be anything you want to be, even president of the United States.” It was a line she used in her concession speech in 2008 and one that highlights what could happen if she or, less likely, Carly … Continue reading