2016 Election

Lincoln Chafee: Biden Is Definitely Running

This morning former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee appeared on CNN where he said that he believes Joe Biden will enter the presidential race. Chafee pointed to several recent joint appearances of Biden and President Obama, which have raised Biden’s profile. Chafee also noted yesterday’s statement by White House spokesman Josh Earnest. The Guardian has more about that: Earnest told ...

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Rick Perry’s Campaign Manager Quits: He Can’t Pay Me

The Hill has the super-sad news: Former Gov. Rick Perry’s (Texas) Iowa chairman is stepping down, delivering another blow to the GOP contender’s 2016 presidential bid. Sam Clovis cited the campaign’s financial struggles, noting that he left in part because he is no longer being paid, the Associated Press first reported. “I feel bad for the campaign and I feel ...

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Photoshop Of The Day

Mediaite reports: “Donald Trump held a sizable, though not stadium-filling, rally in Mobile, Alabama on Friday. Nothing too exciting happened, at least until the Internet got its grubby mitts on a photo taken by Mark Wallheiser for Getty Images. The result was a barrage of Photoshop masterpieces and fails that, taken together, made for a rather entertaining farce. First on ...

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WSJ: Biden Is Leaning Towards Running

The Wall Street Journal reports today that Joe Biden is “increasingly leaning towards” running for president. Biden is reportedly leaning toward a bid if it is deemed possible to pull together a competitive campaign at this relatively late stage in the race, according to the report, which said he “is weighing multiple political, financial and family considerations before making a ...

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Biden/Warren 2016? [VIDEO]

Vice President Joe Biden had a private meeting with Sen. Elizabeth Warren this weekend, reportedly to discuss a joint run for the White House. Via Politico: Two days after huddling with advisers about plans for a presidential run at his home in Delaware, Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday made a short unannounced trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with ...

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Martyred Anti-Gay Christians Sob About “Religious Liberty” And Persecution In New Ted Cruz Campaign Video

Ted Cruz has been pulling out all the stops this weekend in a last-ditch desperate ploy to run up his polling numbers enough to make the cut for the next GOP debate. Today he issued a campaign clip starring the same tired handful of martyred anti-gay Christianists that have been trotted out at every anti-gay event in the last couple ...

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IOWA: Ted Cruz Hosts Martyred Anti-Gay Business Owners At “Religious Freedom” Rally Attended By 2500 [VIDEO]

The martyred Iowa couple who plan to erect 1000 anti-gay billboards across the nation took center stage at a Ted Cruz “religious freedom” rally attended by thousands on Friday night. CNN reports: A crowd of over 2,500 men, women and young children turned out for the three-plus hour event. Upon arrival at the venue, guests received Ted Cruz Pocket Constitutions, ...

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ALABAMA: 30K Jam Stadium For Trump Pep Rally [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Donald Trump brought 30,000 supporters from deep red Alabama to a Friday night pep rally in a football stadium, the latest sign that the Republican front-runner has broad, nationwide strength. Over an hour of often rambling remarks, the New York businessman reveled in the crowd size while he offered them his usual menu of patriotic pledges and carefree ...

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IOWA: Out Actress Ellen Page Confronts Ted Cruz About LGBT Rights & Religion At State Fair Appearance [VIDEO]

If you weren’t a fan of Ellen Page before, you will be now. ABC News reports: While Sen. Ted Cruz was grilling pork chops at the Iowa State Fair today, actress Ellen Page, wearing a hat and sunglasses, snuck her way up to the grill and asked the GOP presidential candidate about “the persecution of gays in the workplace and ...

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Ted Cruz To Wannabe Slaver Jan Mickelson: The “Atheist Taliban” Is Stealing America’s Religious Liberty [AUDIO]

Well, that didn’t take long. Despite a national furor over far-right extremist radio talker Jan Mickelson’s call to literally enslave undocumented immigrants, questionably documented immigrant Ted Cruz had no problem returning to Mickelson’s show to declare that the evil “atheist Taliban” is stealing America’s right to scream about Jesus at all times. Right Wing Watch has the audio:

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Rasmussen Poll: 57% Of Likely GOP Voters Now Believe Donald Trump Will Win The Nomination

This poll shows who they THINK will be the nominee, not necessarily who they WANT to be the nominee. Business Insider reports: According to a new Rasmussen poll out on Friday, 57% of likely Republican voters now think Trump is likely to be the party’s nominee. That includes 25% of voters who say it’s “very likely” he’ll win the nomination. ...

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Petition Of The Day

Nearly 150,000 have signed: “Over the last 16 years, Jon Stewart has played an influential and iconic role in covering US politics and media. We believe he should continue that tradition as a moderator at one of the 2016 Presidential Debates.Jon Stewart is more than qualified to tackle the moderating job. Mr. Stewart has interviewed 15 heads of state, 22 ...

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Donald Trump: Gay Marriage Is A Done Deal

“Some people have hopes of passing amendments, but it’s not going to happen. Congress can’t pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that’s making that an issue is doing it for political reasons. The Supreme Court ruled on it.” – Donald Trump, in a far-ranging interview with the Hollywood Reporter that has already drawn anguished wails in Teabagistan. Trump ...

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BOSTON: Suspect Cites Donald Trump As Inspiration For Brutal Hate Crime Attack On Homeless Hispanic Man

In Boston two brothers have been charged in a brutal attack on a homeless Hispanic man, whom they reportedly urinated upon after the assault. One of the men told police that they were inspired by Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric on illegal immigration. Trump’s reaction to the attack is revolting. The Boston Globe reports: The homeless man was lying on the ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Presidential Candidate Deez Nuts Revealed As 15 Year-Old Iowa Student

The Hill reports: Bad news for nine percent of likely voters in North Carolina: Their preferred presidential candidate doesn’t exist. The candidate called Deez Nuts — who has filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to run for president — is actually a 15-year-old from Iowa named Brady Olson, according to the Daily Beast. The high school sophomore said he ...

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Bad Lip Reading: First GOP Debate [VIDEO]

Ben Carson’s bit KILLS. And definitely stick around for the song.

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Ann Coulter: Good God, Bill O’Reilly Is Stupid

In today’s delicious chapter of the continuing teabagger civil war, Ann Coulter is calling Fox News host Bill O’Reilly “stupid” for telling Donald Trump that the 14th Amendment cannot be overturned by the courts. Trump’s statement on the 14th Amendment and “anchor babies” has rippled across the 2016 GOP presidential field. Via Business Insider: Almost immediately after Trump released his ...

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ARIZONA: Ben Carson Heads To Border To Help Homocon Sheriff Paul Babeu Stop Future Mexican Boyfriends

Ben Carson is heading to the Arizona border today to help homocon Sheriff Paul Babeu figure out how to stop Babeu’s future Mexican boyfriends from getting into the country. In March 2012 the Mexican ex-boyfriend of Babeu sued him for $1M, alleging that Babeu had threatened to have him deported if the boyfriend were to out him. Babeu’s run for ...

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Trump Eats Away At Clinton’s Lead In CNN/ORC Poll

This morning CNN declared that Donald Trump is “now competitive” against Hillary Clinton in head-to-head general election polling. More from CNN: For the first time in CNN/ORC polling, his gains among the Republican Party have boosted him enough to be competitive in the general election. The poll finds Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton ahead of Trump by just 6 points, a ...

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Trump: Most Trusted On Economy & Immigration

While Donald Trump continues to hold a big lead in overall poll numbers, according to a new CNN/ORC poll he’s also the top choice in several issues categories. CNN reports: According to the poll, 45% say they trust Trump more than any other Republican candidate on the economy — up 25 points since June, 44% say they trust Trump over ...

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