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Michigan governor endorses Biden ahead of primary


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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on Thursday endorsed Joe Biden for president, a significant boost for the former vice president ahead of next week’s primary in the Wolverine State. Whitmer, whose state’s primary will allocate 125 pledged delegates, cast Biden as an advocate for working families, citing his work on health care, bailing out the auto industry and more during his time in the Obama administration.

“Working families in Michigan need a president who will show up and fight for them, and Joe Biden has proven time and again that he has our backs,” she said in a statement. “Michiganders have grit. We’re tough. We know what it’s like to be overlooked and counted out. And we know that when you get knocked down, you pick yourself up and get back to work. Joe Biden has been right there with us in the tough fights.” 

“Joe Biden is the candidate we need to defeat Donald Trump in November. He’s always had our backs. Now, I’m proud to have his,” added Whitmer, who is also being named a national co-chair to Biden’s campaign.

Whitmer said in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Biden’s commitment to expanding health care was personal to her, noting that the same type of brain tumor killed both her mother and Biden’s son.

“I have commiserated about Joe about this very thing,” she said of her mother’s brain cancer diagnosis. “I know his commitment.”

Biden is set for up for a battle in Michigan next week with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who narrowly took the state’s primary in 2016 over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

The Wolverine State is a key contest for both candidates’ claims of support from white working-class voters. The state was one of the key victories, along with others in the Rust Belt, for President Trump in the 2016 general election.

Whitmer, who was endorsed by Biden during her 2018 gubernatorial bid, has steadily gained a national profile after winning the gubernatorial election two years ago and delivering the Democratic Party’s response to President Trump’s State of the Union in February.  Her endorsement comes just one day after former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm also threw her support behind the former vice president.

They are just the latest in a slew of establishment Democratic figures falling in line behind Biden after resounding victories in South Carolina and several Super Tuesday states vaulted him back into the front-runner position in the primary.

Though Biden put up underwhelming showings in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, a 30-point win in the Palmetto State and victories in 10 out of 14 Super Tuesday states have revived his campaign, setting him up to have a narrow delegate lead after all of California’s primary votes are tallied.

Sanders, meanwhile, won California, Colorado, Utah and his home state of Vermont on Super Tuesday.

Biden appears set to capitalize on his Super Tuesday resurgence in upcoming primary and caucus states, which consist heavily of demographics that appear to favor the former vice president. Six more states will cast ballots on Tuesday, with Michigan representing the heftiest delegate haul.


Rush Limbaugh Says 1 Person Is Taking Over The GOP


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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh made a bold statement on his program about Steve Bannon and the current state of the Republican Part y.

Limbaugh believes Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, is taking over the roles and responsibilities meant for GOP leadership by enforcing conservatism onto Republican candidates up for re-election.

“I think what Bannon is doing is slowly but surely taking over the role of the Republican Party,” Limbaugh said Wednesday. “The Republican Party is obviously not with Trump on balance — you have some in the House who are — but the Republican Party on balance is not with Trump.”

Steve Bannon played a major role in then-candidate Donald Trump’s presidential victory upset last year and led the formulation of White House policy in the months that followed. He was Trump’s campaign chairman during the 2016 election and later served as a White House chief strategist — leading the nationalist wing of the administration.

After abruptly leaving the administration in mid-August, Bannon returned to his prior position as executive chairman of Breitbart News. Since leaving the White House, he made it clear he would use his position as a media executive to support insurgent conservative candidates running primaries against establishment GOP lawmakers.

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Bannon already appears good for his word.

In the special election in Alabama to fill the Senate seat once held by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Bannon went against the Trump administration with his endorsement of Roy Moore. Bannon supported the successful candidacy of Moore, a controversial former judge, in a move that was at odds with Trump, who campaigned vehemently for Moore’s opponent, Sen. Luther Strange. By election day, it wasn’t even close. Moore bested Strange in the GOP primary by almost double digits. Moore now heads into the Alabama general election, where he will likely win in a state that leans red.

The primary results demonstrated the power of Bannon’s support.

The leader of Breitbart is not stopping with the Alabama special election. Bannon has recently announced he is expanding his GOP targets, adding Republican Sens. Deb Fischer of Nebraska, John Barrasso of Wyoming and Orrin Hatch of Utah to his hit list.

> In Wyoming, Bannon is pushing Erik Prince, the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and founder of major security contractor Blackwater, to challenge Barrasso, CNN reported. 

> In Utah, Hatch may very well retire on his own. If he does, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is reportedly eyeing a run in the Mormon-majority state. If that happens, Bannon is ready to run a candidate against him.

According to a source close to Bannon, this is just a “partial” list of elections he is looking to influence.

Bannon is already working to knock off Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and his beleaguered campaign for re-election. Nevada Sen. Dean Heller and Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker are also on Bannon’s radar.

“Some people make an argument that there really isn’t a Republican Party left. I mean, there are people who call themselves that and they go out and raise money and they raise a lot. But whereas the party used to be known for one, two, or three very serious things, they’re not anymore,” Limbaugh added on his radio show.

The conservative talk radio host believes Bannon and others are trying to keep the identity of the Republican Party alive by enforcing such standards onto them by way of primary challenges.

BOOM: Clint Eastwood Has PERFECT Response to Hollywood Libs Calling Trump Racist

waving flagAuthored By: Ben Marquis on October 7, 2016

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nat-chair-day-logoFamed Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood has long been known to hold a different opinion than most of his peers, leaning more towards a libertarianish conservatism than the typical elitist liberalism. Not much has changed for Eastwood over the years, as the 86-year-old still stands apart from most of the other actors and directors he works with making movies.

Eastwood sat down not too long ago for a wide-ranging interview with Esquire magazine that touched on the topic of empty-suit-empty-chairpolitics a bit, and he held nothing back in delivering a blunt assessment of young Americans and the media, as well as the two presidential nominees, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Asked what he thought about people sort of adopting his classic film persona of being a tough guy that takes no guff from anyone, such as Trump, Eastwood replied, “But he’s onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now.”

“We’re really in a p**** generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells,” he continued. “We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”

Pressed for more about Trump, Eastwood explained: “What Trump is onto is he’s just saying what’s on his mind. And sometimes it’s not so good. And sometimes it’s … I mean, I can understand where he’s coming from, but I don’t always agree with it.”

He made clear that he was not offering up an endorsement of Trump but nevertheless had a message for those who routinely accuse Trump of being a racist.

“He’s said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides,” he stated. “But everybody — the press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist,’ and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it. Just f***ing get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”

Eastwood proceeded to reminisce about his famed “empty chair” address at the 2012 Republican National how-was-paris-empty-chairConvention and spoke about how he’d like to see everybody work harder and be more understanding of others’ differences instead of simply calling names or being intolerant.

Asked his opinion of Clinton, he replied, “What about her? I mean, it’s a tough voice to listen to for four years. It could be a tough one. If she’s just gonna follow what we’ve been doing, then I wouldn’t be for her.”

The interviewer pressed Eastwood to make a decision between Clinton and Trump.

Eastwood responded, “That’s a tough one, isn’t it? I’d have to go for Trump … you know, ’cause she’s declared that she’s gonna follow in Obama’s footsteps.”

“There’s been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle. She’s made a lot of dough out of being a politician,” he added. “I gave up dough to be a politician. I’m sure that Ronald Reagan gave up dough to be a politician.”

Though Clint Eastwood’s answers to the interviewer’s questions were far from an endorsement of Trump, it is pretty clear that he was leaning toward the GOP candidate in this election, for many of the same reasons many other Americans are.stupid

Former Top Security Official Under Bill Clinton Jumps Ship To Support Trump

waving flagby Jack Davis September 12, 2016

James Woolsey, a Democrat who was America’s top spymaster in the Clinton administration, is so revolted by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email scandal that he is supporting Republican Donald Trump.

Woolsey announced Monday that he will serve as one of Trump’s national security advisers.

“Since Secretary Clinton left the State Department, we have learned that she demonstrated a complete lack of understanding and an inability to lead the agency she headed in such a way as to maintain its mission and security,” said Woolsey, who led the CIA from 1993 to 1995.

“Based on the emails thus far released, we know that Secretary Clinton also lacks the ability to lead her senior managers while complying with and maintaining the basic protocols designed to protect our government’s sensitive and classified information,” he added.

Trump, he said, knows better.

“Mr. Trump understands the magnitude of the threats we face and is holding his cards close to the vest,” Woolsey said in his statement.

He also said that Trump will move America’s military in a prudent and proper direction.

“I have been a ‘Scoop Jackson,’ ‘Joe Lieberman’ Democrat all of my adult life, but I am pleased to be asked to participate with others I respect in advising GOP candidate Donald J. Trump on the urgent need to reinvest in and modernize our military in order to confront the challenges of the 21st century,” Woolsey said.

“Mr. Trump’s commitment to reversing the harmful defense budget cuts signed into law by the current administration, while acknowledging the need for debt reduction, is an essential step toward reinstating the United States’ primacy in the conventional and digital battlespace,” he added.

Woolsey recently went on CNN to explain why he endorsed Trump and will advice him.

“Trump has come out on two things that I think are important: first of all, he seems to be very much more so than his opponent in favor of a strong defense budget and we’ve got a lot of space to make up problems that have been left in defense by the Obama administration,” he said.

“The other is that he seems willing to keep a secret and not to blab everything to the public and to our opponents when he comes up with something about national security that ought to be kept quiet. I think that’s good. You can’t go yakking about everything that you’re interested in, you have to keep your counsel,” he said.

Woolsey has crossed party lines before. He endorsed Republican Sen. John McCain for president against Barack Obama in 2008 and was foreign policy adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, during this year’s GOP primaries.

BREAKING: Guess Who Carly Fiorina Just ENDORSED For President

waving flagPublished on September 14, 2016

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Carly had been keeping her cards close to her vest. She’s laid them on the table now.

It was a tough Primary, where some harsh things were said. It could have gone either way. She could have backed either side or even stayed neutral. Did you guess correctly?

Some have quietly stepped out of the limelight. Some are actively undermining Trump. Some have stepped forward to endorse.

What was Carly going to do?

Check out the Tweet:

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In a situation where she had a binary choice.. she made hers.

Carly just boarded the ‘Trump Train’.

Who’s next?

BREAKING: National Black Republican Association Endorses Candidate… This Is MASSIVE

waving flagReported by Wilmot Proviso on January 23, 2016

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In a statement released on its website Friday, the National Black Republican Association officially endorsed billionaire businessman Donald Trump in his run for the GOP presidential nomination.

“We, the grassroots activists of the National Black Republican Association, are pleased to announce our endorsement of Donald J. Trump for President of the United States of America,” the statement read.

The organization, which was founded in 2005 and “is committed to returning African-Americans to their Republican Party roots,” said that Donald Trump would be the best candidate to do that.

“As citizens who happen to be black, we support Mr. Trump because he shares our values,” the statement read. “We, like Mr. Trump, are fiscally conservative, steadfastly pro-life and believers in a small government that fosters freedom for individuals and businesses, so they can grow and become prosperous.”

The statement also praised Trump for his attention to an issue often overlooked by politicians looking to help the African-American community: stopping illegal immigration.

“We are deeply concerned about illegal immigration, a major cause of high black unemployment, especially among black youth,” the statement read.

“Black Americans across America are beginning to wake up and see clearly the reality of what is happening in black neighborhoods. Democrats have run black communities for the past 60 years and the socialist policies of the Democrats have turned those communities into economic and social wastelands, witness Detroit, Baltimore and South Chicago.’

“We believe that Mr. Trump has demonstrated that he can push back against the mainstream media, end political correctness and free black communities from the destructive grip of socialist Democrats.”

The endorsement closed with a plea to black voters to reject their pattern of voting for Democrats:

“We urge our fellow black Americans to seize control over their own destiny and leverage their vote the way other groups do. It is way past time black Americans stop having their vote taken for granted by Democrats, hold politicians accountable for the content of their policies and not vote merely based on the label of their party.”

We’ve already chronicled Trump’s success with black voters relative to other Republican candidates and the fact that Trump predicted that he would win the black vote. Could this be a demographic turning point for the 2016 election? Only time will tell.

One thing’s for certain, though: Donald Trump continues to make waves.

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Chris Kyle’s Widow: ‘I Proudly Stand With,’ Endorse Rick Perry

waving flagFriday, 29 May 2015, By John Blosser

Chris Kyle’s Widow: ‘I Proudly Stand With,’ Endorse Rick Perry (Chris Keane/Reuters)

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has picked up a major endorsement in his apparently planned run for the White House in 2016 from Taya Kyle, widow of the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history.  Kyle enthusiastically has endorsed Perry’s quest to become president, saying of Perry and his wife, Anita, “I’ve had an up-close view of their humility and commitment to doing the right thing for people regardless of who gets the credit,” USA Today reported.  “Believe me, they are a breath of fresh air in a political system full of people playing games and twisting the truth,” she said.

She confirmed that she plans to attend Perry’s announcement at the Addison, Texas, airport on Thursday, “where I’ll proudly stand with one of the great leaders this state and country have ever produced: Rick Perry.”  Taya wrote, “Even though he (Chris Kyle) is gone, this state that shaped his patriotism, integrity and loving spirit reminds us of him at every turn. I tend to keep my political opinions to myself … but this is different. I look beyond the sound bites and even minor disagreements to find who has the economic track record and the character it takes to make tough choices in the face of criticism,” she said, Breitbart News reported.

Chris Kyle’s military heroism resulted in Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signing a proclamation recognizing Feb. 2 as Chris Kyle Day in the Lone Star State, and a hit movie by Clint Eastwood, “American Sniper,” based on Kyle’s autobiography, Breitbart reported.  Since Kyle was murdered in 2013 by a veteran he was trying to help overcome PTSD, Taya Kyle has worked to promote veterans’ causes and authored her own autobiography, “American Wife: Love, War, Faith and Renewal.”

Perry praised Kyle at his funeral before 7,000 in attendance at Dallas Cowboys Stadium, saying, “Chris Kyle was the public face of an anonymous breed of American warrior who are handed the hardest missions and assume the largest risks. Chris was among the very best at what he did, and he saved countless American lives in the process. Our state and our nation suffered a profound loss with his passing,” CBS News reported.

Also expected to be in attendance are retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, author of the book, “Lone Survivor,” and his wife, Melanie, and retired Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient Mike Thornton, according to Perry’s website, RickPAC.

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Governor Bobby Jindal endorses The Convention of States Project

Posted by on November 11, 2014

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PURCELLVILLE, Va., and AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 10, 2014 — Today the Convention of States Project announces the endorsement of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

“Gov. Jindal knows first-hand about how Washington, D.C. strips away state’s rights in its insatiable thirst to control everything from education to healthcare to the environment,” said Mark Meckler, president of Citizens for Self-Governance and co-founder of the COS Project, which is dedicated to reducing the power of the federal government through the use of Article V of the Constitution. “Gov. Jindal has been a tireless champion of Tenth Amendment rights, which resonates with the Convention of States volunteers and supporters.  In fact, it resonates with all Americans looking for common sense from its leaders and real solutions that get government out of our daily lives.”

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says, “The federal government has clearly grown far beyond the size and scope that the Founders ever envisioned.  Over-spending, excessive regulatory overreach, and disdain for individual liberty all run rampant in Washington D.C.  Luckily, the Founders gave us a mechanism to reform a runaway federal government in Article V of the Constitution.  We can — and we must — scale back the monstrosity that our federal government has become.  For this reason, I support the Convention of States project efforts to call an Article V convention to propose amendments to restrain the size of the federal government.”

The Convention of States Project currently has organized leadership in 43 states around the country, including thousands of volunteers committed to stopping the federal government’s abuse of power. Three Article V applications have already been passed in Alaska, Florida and Georgia.

Contact: Tamara Colbert

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