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Trump demands CNN pay him $5M to participate in next debate

Source: CBS

MACON, Georgia -- Business mogul Donald Trump demanded on Monday that CNN, the host of the next GOP debate, pay him $5 million dollars to participate, with the proceeds to be donated to veterans.

"I won't do the debate unless they pay me 5 million dollars," Trump said.
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Trump made the demands at a rally in Macon, Georgia as a result of what he deemed unfair treatment by the network of his candidacy, including a meeting with African-American pastors earlier in the day at Trump Tower. At first he seemed unsure. Trump asked the crowd if he should make the payment a condition of his participation in the debate.

"You have to tell me because I know what they're going to say," Trump said. "Trump is a chicken."

"If I do this, it could be he's playing too cute, Trump said. "[And] maybe I don't do well, and maybe my real polls, which are the polls we're leading by so much, maybe they go down." Trump also said he could face repercussions in the polls as a result of the gambit of not participating in the debate.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-demands-cnn-pay-him-5m-to-participate-in-next-debate/




Sopan Deb ‏@SopanDeb 2h2 hours ago
Not exactly a packed house here in Macon for Trump.

Reporters are "having fun" covering Trump

snip>It is fun to be here. Even the reporters, to whose perfidy Trump devotes a substantial chunk of his speech, are having fun—you never know what Trump is going to say, and you get a lot of airtime. “Sometimes it’s ‘bomb the hell out of ISIS,’ sometimes it’s ‘bomb the crap out of them,’ sometimes it’s ‘bomb the shit out of them,’” one network correspondent tells me. “Last night was the first time he said ‘ass,’” in reference to waterboarding, which Trump says—“you bet your ass”—he would resume.

Despite all the negativity and fear, the energy in this room does not feel dark and aggressive and threatening. It doesn’t feel like a powder keg about to blow, a lynch mob about to rampage. It feels joyous.
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The people wave and make faces at the press as they go by. One gray-haired lady in a sweatshirt keeps pointing at her butt and sticking out her tongue at us as she ambles by. She has a savage look on her face.

This is the thing Trump knows: You can stand around fretting about truth and propriety and the danger of pandering to baser instincts.

Or you can give the people what they want.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/11/the-ecstasy-of-donald-trump/417870/


I already cringe a little when I hear my favorite comics talk about how swell it is for them to have Trump in the race. The jokes write themselves, they say. Someone better get serious about this dangerous man because the press is having a high old time.

Trump Rally Features Convicted Animal Abuser's Elephant



Sarasota, Florida (CNN)While the Donald Trump campaign has been called a circus in the past, this Saturday might have been the only time an actual elephant was on the scene.

At a campaign stop in Sarasota, Florida, a female Asian elephant named Essex was seen walking around outside the grounds with "Trump -- Make American Great Again" drawn with chalk on its side.

The elephant is owned by a company called "The Elephant Walk," whose owner Frank Murray said he is a Trump supporter and decided to come out and bring Essex with him.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/28/politics/donald-trump-elephant-sarasota-florida/


About Mr Murray and his elephants...

snip>The owner of the animals, Frank Murray, is a convicted animal abuser that not only evaded arrest for 16 years, but posted bail and is still providing services to the MD Renaissance Festival. The owner of the festival, Mr. Jules Smith, has repeatedly hung up on others when asking for the discontinued use of elephants as a ride.

The elephants are forced to stand for up to 10 hours a day, surrounded by throngs of people, and forced to give rides to patrons all day long for months at a time. Frank Murray uses whips, chains, and bullhooks in order to subdue them into performing and not acting out, when in reality, these are incredibly intelligent creatures who also have a history of violence when treated in an extreme manner.

http://www.thebaynet.com/articles/0415/letter-to-the-editor-_-elephants-at-the-renaissance-festival.html


Trump Mocks Reporter With Disability



Trump waved his arms in an awkward manner to lampoon Serge Kovaleski at a rally in South Carolina Tuesday night. Kovaleski has a chronic condition called arthrogryposis, which limits the movement of his arms.

The New York Times was offended. "We find it's outrageous that he would ridicule the appearance of one of our reporters," a spokesperson told CNNMoney.

Trump's performance was prompted by a story Kovaleski had written in 2001 that refuted claims that thousands of Muslims in Jersey City cheered the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Kovaleski worked for the Washington Post in 2001 and investigated those reports immediately after the terror attack. His story concluded that the alleged celebrations by Muslims didn't happen.

Trump used an exaggerated voice and arm action as he pretended to be Kovaleski.

"Now the poor guy, you've got to see this guy: 'Uhh, I don't know what I said. I don't remember.'..... Trump knows Kovaleski and is aware of his physical appearance from the years when Kovaleski worked at the New York Daily News and frequently covered Trump.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/25/media/donald-trump-serge-kovaleski/index.html?sr=twnewday112615donald-trump-serge-kovaleski1035AMVODtopPhoto&linkId=19072949

Milbank: "Oh-Bummer" Not Talking Tough Enough for him

The chattering class would like more blood thirst, please...

snip>Defeating the Islamic State?

“That’s going to be a process that involves hard, methodical work. It’s not going to be something that happens just because suddenly we take a few more airstrikes.”
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Obama, in Turkey last week, responded to those who believe he isn’t tough enough on the Islamic State. “Some of them seem to think that if I were just more bellicose in expressing what we’re doing, that that would make a difference,” he said.

Well, yes.

Tough talk won’t defeat terrorists — but it will rally a nation. It’s no mere coincidence that the unpopular Hollande’s support has increased during his forceful response to the attacks, while Obama’s poll numbers are down.

http://themoderatevoice.com/210961/president-oh-bummer-guest-voice/


Maybe Dana is forgetting -too much cable news?- that the attack was in France and that maybe our nation, being inundated with Tear 'Em Up talk everywhere, didn't need anything so much as something sensible. Or maybe one of the finest, most inspirational speakers on the planet was providing the French "war President" (Milbank's distinction) a platform.

Why, does this Beltway Botherer think drama equals leadership? Let Dana get his fix from fox.

Beshear signs executive order regarding felon voting rights

Source: CBS Affiliate WYMT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is issuing an executive order to restore voting rights for some felons.

There will be three criteria for felons for this restoration.

The first will be that they have fulfilled the terms of their sentence.

The second requirement will be that they must not have a pending criminal case, charge, or arrest.

The final criterion is that they may not be convicted of violent crimes, sex crimes, bribery or treason.

Read more: http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Beshear-signs-executive-order-regarding-felon-voting-rights-353166551.html



This could potentially apply to tens of thousands of voters.

More coverage here-

http://www.lex18.com/story/30594983/gov-beshear-restores-right-to-vote-to-certain-offenders

This is an outgoing Democratic Gov. The dem in the 2015 race was defeated by a teapublican

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/11/03/gops-bevin-defeats-conway-ky-govs-race/75125448/

Donald Trump on waterboarding: 'Even if it doesn't work they deserve it'

Source: The Guardian

Donald Trump touted the benefits of waterboarding in a campaign rally on Monday night, telling a crowd that “you bet your ass” he would bring it back into use.

Addressing thousands of people in Columbus, Ohio, the Republican frontrunner praised waterboarding, an interrogation method that has been called torture. “I would approve more than that,” he said.

Trump told supporters: “Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would. In a heartbeat. I would approve more than that. It works.”

The Republican frontrunner then added “… and if it doesn’t work, they deserve it anyway for what they do to us”.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/24/donald-trump-on-waterboarding-even-if-it-doesnt-work-they-deserve-it?CMP=share_btn_tw

Trump on BLM protester: "Maybe He Should Have Been Roughed Up"

Trump is a racist thug. Expect his support to go up.

ED HENRY (HOST): I would add to that, sir, that yesterday at that large rally you had, there's video going viral of an African-American protester from Black Lives Matter who appears to have gotten roughed up. We don't know who did it, whether it was supporters, whether it was security. Can you comment on that and whether or not you want to remedy that situation, and then react to David Axelrod saying that you are going to lose a general election?
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DONALD TRUMP: I will tell you that the man that was -- was I don't know you say roughed up, he was so obnoxious and so loud, he was screaming. I had 10,000 people in the room yesterday, 10,000 people, and this guy started screaming by himself and they -- I don't know, rough up, he should have been -- maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing. This was not handled the way Bernie Sanders handled his problem, I will tell you, but I have a lot of fans and they were not happy about it. And this was a very obnoxious guy, who was a troublemaker, was looking to make trouble, but I didn't get to see the event.

HENRY: Well Donald Trump, we appreciate your time this morning. Thank you for coming on Fox & Friends weekend, and on top of that there's a new poll Fox will have at the top of the hour, 9:00 A.M. Eastern time. Going to be very interesting news for Donald Trump. Everyone's going to want to watch that.

JULIET HUDDY (HOST): Thank you.

CLAYTON MORRIS (HOST): Thank you Donald, we appreciate it.

HUDDY: Have a good day, and a good Thanksgiving.

http://mediamatters.org/video/2015/11/22/fox-amp-friends-hosts-have-no-reaction-to-donal/207018

Did you know they only send refugees to Republican states?

Trump made the assertion on a radio show Tuesday. "They send them to the Republicans, not to the Democrats, you know, because they know the problems. In California, you have a Democrat as a governor," Trump said, in an interview on the "Laura Ingraham Show." "In Florida, you have Rick Scott. So you know they send them to the Republicans because you know why would we want to bother the Democrats? It's just insane. Taking these people is absolutely insanity. I don't know if you know. They're talking about hundreds of thousands potentially. Hundreds of thousands."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-on-syrian-refugees-they-send-them-to-the-republicans/


Hair on fire much, or just yer pants? Those are the kind of divisive lies that will be enshrined as gospel in crazy uncle emails and wingnut posts for years.

The good news I guess is that the reporter printed the "other side", aka The Truth, in a "here's what Trump said, but no..." sort of way.

CA, with its Democratic governor, has taken the MOST refugees this year. The most! -That's not to say the feds target refugee settlement by state because they don't. As for The Insanity! Hundreds of Thousands! Total fiction:

The Obama administration directed the U.S. to accept 10 thousand Syrian refugees into the U.S. this year, a significant increase over the 1,500 it was originally on track to accept by the end of the 2015 fiscal year but far short of the "hundreds of thousands" figure mentioned by Trump.

Once refugees are accepted into the United States, governors don't really have much say over their placement. Moreover, the federal government doesn't target specific states or cities. It uses a variety of factors -- such as where in the U.S. a refugee may have family members -- to determine placement.


Snow Angels working hard in Iowa!



Martin A. Ramirez ‏@MartyARamirez 6h6 hours ago
Snow won't hold us back from talking to folks about @HillaryClinton and collecting #commit2caucus cards. #HRCanvass



izzy bugatti ‏@izzybugatti 6h6 hours ago Sioux City, IA
A snowstorm won't stop us from getting Iowans to commit to caucus for @HillaryClinton ⛄️❄️ #ImWithHer

It's starting!

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