Arnold Schwarzenegger, Trump’s ‘Apprentice’ successor, defends judge in Trump U case

(link to post)Last September, NBC announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be taking over the “Celebrity Apprentice” franchise as the reality show’s new host. Original host Donald Trump had been fired after the network disapproved of his controversial remarks regarding illegal immigrants. Now the actor is defending a federal judge who’s come under attack by Mr. Schwarzenegger’s…

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz flips, backs payday loan crackdown amid pressure from left

(link to post)Democrats are rushing to embrace the Obama administration’s new rules designed to crack down on short-term “payday” lenders, including even some erstwhile high-profile opponents, as the party’s anti-Wall Street left wing flexes its muscle. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed the rules, which would require short-term lenders to meet standards similar to…

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Donald Trump alienates GOP with remarks about Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Mexican heritage

(link to post)Donald Trump suffered stinging rebukes from every side Monday but refused to back down from his remarks about the Mexican heritage of a federal judge, as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s unapologetic off-the-cuff style this time threatened to inflict serious damage. As top Republicans shunned Mr. Trump, Democrats unloaded full-bore on the billionaire…

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Hillary Clinton reaches number of delegates needed to clinch Democratic nomination

(link to post)Hillary Clinton has sewn up enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination, according to an Associated Press tally, cementing her as the first woman to helm a major party into the general election. A combination of delegates won in weekend primaries and commitments by party superdelegates put her over the top, the…

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Donald Trump endorses Renee Ellmers in North Carolina, shocking his supporters

(link to post)Donald Trump’s endorsement of Rep. Renee Ellmers in North Carolina sent shock waves through the likely GOP presidential nominee’s supporters over the weekend, stoking new fears about his political reliability after the first person he backed has a record diametrically opposed to him on immigration. Mrs. Ellmers has been one of the House…

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Ron Johnson says Donald Trump should retract comments about judge

(link to post)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Donald Trump should retract comments he made about a federal judge’s Mexican heritage, a spokesman for Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday. Johnson became the latest Republican to criticize Trump for saying he believed a Latino judge presiding over a lawsuit against Trump University could not be fair because…

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Ben Rhodes, Obama adviser who pushed ‘narrative’ about Iran deal, defends himself

(link to post)The adviser to President Obama who’s under fire for his role in selling the Iranian nuclear deal to the American public defended the agreement Monday, while the White House denied that it erased a reference to the deal from a public transcript. Ben Rhodes, Mr. Obama’s deputy national security adviser, told the Arms…

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IRS Releases List of Tea Party and Conservative Groups It Targeted

(link to post) NOTE FROM GREAT VOCAL MAJORITY IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, must be impeached.  Someone at the IRS must be made to pay a severe penalty for the targeting of conservative groups for harrassment by the IRS.  Anything less than that is unacceptable. Remember this exchange between Bill O’Reilly and Barack Obama? [su_video url=”http://youtu.be/Ja76Eu5CDUY?hd=1″…

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Elizabeth Warren accuses GOP of blanket blockade of Obama nominees

(link to post)Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused Senate Republicans Monday of waging a systematic campaign to block nearly all of President Obama’s judicial and executive branch nominees. Ms. Warren, Massachusetts Democrat and one of the left’s most aggressive attack dogs, said Republican stonewalling of Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court is “only the latest…

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Bernie Sanders already looking past California, promises ‘contested convention’

(link to post)Sen. Bernard Sanders says he isn’t going anywhere — but analysts say he’ll have to win California’s presidential primary Tuesday to avoid being seen as a “narcissistic” sore loser. Mr. Sanders has campaigned hard across California in recent weeks, hoping for a big win to end the primary season. Such a victory not…

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