Politics

JAMAICA: Newly-Elected Prime Minister Likely To Back National Referendum On Anti-LGBT “Buggery” Laws

From the Jamaica Gleaner: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government will put key constitutional and social issues to a referendum. Holness made the commitment in his inauguration speech yesterday. However, he did not name the issues which will be put to a vote by Jamaicans. The JLP has strongly opposed Jamaica’s departure from the United Kingdom-based Privy Council to …

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WISCONSIN: Gov. Scott Walker’s State Supreme Court Appointee Once Mocked “Queers With AIDS”

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Newly appointed state Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley in student newspaper columns 24 years ago said she had no sympathy for AIDS patients because they had effectively chosen to kill themselves, called gays “queers” and said Americans were “either totally stupid or entirely evil” for electing President Bill Clinton. In one column, she wrote people …

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Seen Over Miami Beach: Deport Donald Drumpf!!!

Florida’s primary is next week and yesterday I spotted the above banner plane over Miami Beach. I can’t find a news account of who paid for the message, which picks up on John Oliver’s suggestion that Trump only be referred to by his original family name. Winter Party attendees whooped loudly as the banner came into view.

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Schwarzenegger Endorses John Kasich [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Arnold Schwarzenegger, the movie star and former California governor, endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich today for the Republican nomination for president, saying his experience in government made him “an action hero.” “He kicked some serious butt,” Schwarzenegger said of Kasich, who served in Congress for 18 years. “He was an action hero when he went to Washington.” …

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Log Cabin Republicans: Nancy Reagan Loved The Gays

“Let the record show: Nancy Reagan – Opposed the anti-gay Briggs Initiative (1978!) – Invited the first openly gay couple to stay overnight in the White House – Encouraged her husband to fight the AIDS epidemic to the tune of $5.727 billion that was spent by the federal government by the time President Reagan left office – Sent a special …

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Marco Rubio Wins Puerto Rico Primary

The Hill reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) is the projected winner of the Sunday Republican primary in Puerto Rico, where 23 delegates are at stake. With about 86 percent of the vote tallied, Rubio had 74 percent of the vote, with Donald Trump in a far-distant second with around 13 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz was hovering around 9 percent and …

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CNN’s Dana Bash Asks Trump About His Dick [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: On CNN after the debate, Dana Bash asked Donald Trump ever-so-reluctantly about his dick joke. Less than 10 minutes into the debate, Trump made a crack about his manhood to return fire at Marco Rubio for making a joke about it. “I can’t believe I’m gonna ask you this question,” Bash asked, “but do you realize you’re probably …

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REPORT: White House Vetting Eighth Circuit Court Judge Jane Kelly For SCOTUS Nomination [VIDEO]

From the New York Times: The White House is vetting Jane L. Kelly, a career public defender turned federal appellate judge, as a potential nominee for the Supreme Court, as President Obama closes in on a decision that could reshape the court for decades and create an election-year showdown with Republicans. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been conducting background …

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Petition To Chris Christie: Do Your Job Or Quit

Last night Twitter had a field day mocking Chris Christie as he stood blank-faced for more than 20 minutes while Donald Trump delivered his post-Super Tuesday victory speech/rant. Christie may have been thinking about the six major New Jersey newspapers who yesterday jointly called for him to resign. Today comes a petition which demands that very thing: We have serious …

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New York Daily News: Start Planning Your Exodus

From Politico: If you can’t beat him, leave. The front page of the New York Daily News bellows a provocative spin on Donald Trump’s campaign slogan: “Make America Migrate” — a day after the billionaire’s dominant Super Tuesday in which he won seven states, increasing the likelihood that he wins the Republican nomination and challenges the Democratic nominee for the …

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REPORT: GOP Leaders To Ask Ben Carson To Drop Out, Run Instead For Marco Rubio’s Senate Seat In Florida

Sorry about that, Florida. Via CNN: GOP operatives told CNN early Wednesday morning that they’ll push Ben Carson to drop out of the Republican presidential race, and instead run for a U.S. Senate seat from Florida. It’s unclear how receptive the retired neurosurgeon will be to their pleas. Carson did not appear to be going anywhere as Tuesday night drew …

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CUBA: Rolling Stones To Play Free Concert

From the band’s announcement: The Rolling Stones will perform a groundbreaking concert in Havana, Cuba on Friday March 25, 2016. The free concert will take place at the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana and will be the first open air concert in the country by a British Rock Band. Always exploring new horizons and true pioneers of rock, the Stones, …

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Politico: Tomorrow Could Be “Final Stand” For Sanders

From a lengthy piece posted this morning by Politico: Bernie Sanders’ campaign is desperately fighting to prove that Super Tuesday isn’t his final stand. The outlook is grim: He likely needs comfortable wins in at least five states to realistically keep pace in the delegate hunt. Coming off a deflating loss in Nevada and a thorough pummeling in South Carolina, …

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Trump Goes Into Super Tuesday With 33-Point Lead

The Hill reports: Donald Trump increased his lead atop the GOP presidential field in a new national poll, attracting 49 percent support among Republican voters. Trump holds a 33-point lead over his closest competitor, Marco Rubio, in a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday morning, one day before ballots are cast on Super Tuesday. Pollsters also found that GOP voters are …

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DNC Vice Chair Resigns And Endorses Sanders [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Democratic National Committee vice-chair Tulsi Gabbard resigned from her post on Sunday to endorse Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. “I think it’s most important for us, as we look at our choices as to who our next commander in chief will be, is to recognize the necessity to have a commander in chief who has foresight, who exercises …

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Ted Cruz: Donald Trump Has Mafia Ties [VIDEO]

It’s a very busy morning on the Sunday news shows. Via the Washington Post: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is leaving nothing to chance as he tries to take down GOP presidential rival Donald Trump. On Sunday, in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week,” he suggested that Trump’s unreleased tax returns could show “business dealings with the mafia.” …

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TEXAS: David Barton’s Shady Radio Co-Host Rick Green Is Running For State Supreme Court Justice

Rick Green, the co-host of debunked “historian” David Barton’s Wallbuilders show on Christian radio, is running for the Texas Supreme Court. Green has chosen to run for the seat of an incumbent justice who shares his last name, with the obvious hope that voters won’t realize which Green they are voting for. The Texas Observer reports: In any other state, …

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Tells Anderson Cooper: Donald Trump Reminds Me Of Hitler [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Friday kept up his withering criticism of Donald Trump, saying the GOP front-runner reminds him of Adolf Hitler. “Today, he’s going to take that nation (U.S.) back to the old days of conflict, war and everything. I mean, he reminds me of Hitler. That’s the way he started speaking,” Fox told CNN’s …

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“Stump For Trump” Girls On CNN: Marco Rubio Is Hiding The Gay Lifestyle He Used To Live [VIDEO]

Oh brother. Via The Hill: Two Donald Trump supporters known online as “Diamond and Silk” on Friday took to cable news to accuse Marco Rubio of having lived a “gay lifestyle” in his past. Rubio told viewers during Thursday’s GOP presidential debate to Google information on Trump hiring illegal immigrants as construction workers for one of his buildings. “Marco Rubio …

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Trump Loves The Poorly Educated [VIDEO]

Twitter is have a snickerfest this morning with Donald Trump’s latest typos. On a similar note, last night Jimmy Kimmel ran a suggested campaign ad for the poorly educated that Trump loves so much. Watch below.

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