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New CNN Poll: Trump Bounces Into the Lead

Source: CNN

Trump bounces into the lead

By Jennifer Agiesta CNN Polling Director
Published On: Jul 25 2016 05:01:24 AM CDT
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The bounce is back.

Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (9%) and Jill Stein (3%) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48% to 45%. That latter finding represents a 6-point convention bounce for Trump, which are traditionally measured in two-way matchups.

There hasn't been a significant post-convention bounce in CNN's polling since 2000. That year Al Gore and George W. Bush both boosted their numbers by an identical 8 points post-convention before ultimately battling all the way to the Supreme Court.

The new findings mark Trump's best showing in a CNN/ORC Poll against Clinton since September 2015. Trump's new edge rests largely on increased support among independents, 43% of whom said that Trump's convention in Cleveland left them more likely to back him, while 41% were dissuaded. Pre-convention, independents split 34% Clinton to 31% Trump, with sizable numbers behind Johnson (22%) and Stein (10%). Now, 46% say they back Trump, 28% Clinton, 15% Johnson and 4% Stein.

Read more: http://www.kcci.com/politics/trump-bounces-into-the-lead/40867076

Up to 17 People Shot in Ft. Meyers FL Nightclub

Source: CBS News

Law enforcement: 2 dead, as many as 17 shot at Fort Myers nightclub

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Two people are dead, according to the Fort Myers Police Department, and as many as 17 people were shot, according to Lt. Jim Mulligan of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, at a local nightclub, Club Blu located at 3580 Evans Avenue, early Monday morning.

There are two active scenes — one located on Ortiz Avenue between Luckett and Ballard roads — as authorities search for suspects and persons of interest.

The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. One attendee said the gunshots rang out outside, as she hid under a table inside the nightclub, which was hosting a teen party.

“Everyone tried to run and duck for cover. I’m sorry I’m so shaken up,” she wrote via Facebook.

Read more: http://www.winknews.com/2016/07/25/developing-gunshots-heard-large-deputy-presence-at-fort-myers-nightclub/

It's Kaine - "I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate."

I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate. Welcome him to our team: http://hrc.ms/vp/37e1ej -H

Leaked DNC emails reveal secret plans to take on Sanders

Source: The Hill

July 22, 2016 - 02:21 PM EDT

Leaked DNC emails reveal secret plans to take on Sanders

Top officials at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) privately planned how to undermine Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, according to a trove of emails released by WikiLeaks on Friday.

The Sanders campaign had long claimed the DNC and Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz had tipped the scales in favor of Hillary Clinton during the party’s presidential primary.

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The email does not name the Vermont senator, but it talks about a man of “Jewish heritage” Marshall believes to be an atheist. It makes reference to voters in Kentucky and West Virginia, two states that were holding upcoming primary elections.

“It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist,” the email says.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288900-leaked-dnc-emails-reveal-secret-plans-to-take-on-sanders

Rolling Stones Told Trump Quit Using Our Song Back in May. It's playing now after Trump's speech:

What an asshole move, if nothing about request by them changed.


The Rolling Stones have told Donald Trump to stop playing their songs during his presidential campaign.

The band have issued a statement saying that the US presidential candidate does not have permission to use the band's music.

"The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately."

The candidate has been playing their songs at his rallies for months.

Their 1969 hit You Can't Always Get What You Want has been a particular favourite.

It's playing now after Trump's speech.

From George Harrison's Estate's Facebook page:

The unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate.

If it had been "Beware of Darkness" then we MAY have approved it!


A song about getting laid...??

Republicans never listen to lyrics.

FREE "All Right Now."

Snopes: 'Trump misleadingly puts black youth unemployment rate at 59%' MOSTLY FALSE


Trump misleadingly puts black youth unemployment rate at 59 percent

By Warren Fiske on Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 12:00 a.m.

Donald Trump recently told Richmonders that he was amending his campaign theme, "Make America Great Again," to strike an inclusive note.

"I’ve added a couple of things," he said during a June 11 rally at the Richmond Coliseum. "I’m adding ‘Make America Great Again,’ and I’m adding ‘For Everyone,’ because it’s really going to be for everyone. It’s not going to be for a group of people; it’s going to be for everyone.

"If you look at what’s going on in this country, African-American youth is an example: 59 percent unemployment rate; 59 percent," Trump said.

"If you look at what’s going on with Latinos, Hispanics - tremendous unemployment rates. You look at what’s going on with so many groups. We’re going to make it great for everyone. We’re going to bring jobs back to our country."

The 59 percent unemployment rate for black youths caught our attention. We wondered if Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is right.

The latest figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics pegged the unemployment rate for blacks, ages 16 to 19, at 27.1 percent in May.

So where did Trump come up with the eye-popping 59 percent? We can’t say with certainty, because Trump’s campaign, as usual, didn’t respond to our question. But Tara Sinclair, an economist at George Washington University, offered a clue.

Sinclair told us Trump’s percentage probably comes from a Bureau of Labor Statistics statistic called the "employment-population ratio." This is a figure that gauges employed people, age 16 and older, as a percentage of the entire population of adults.

In May, the bureau said the employment-population ratio for blacks ages 16 to 24 was 41.5 percent. Flipped over, that would mean that the unemployment ratio - although such a statistic is not published by the bureau - would be 58.5 percent. That’s pretty close to the 59 percent figure Trump cited, Sinclair noted.

But there are differences between the ratio and the widely used unemployment rate, which Trump used in citing the percentage.

What a Clisterf*ck: 'No one believes Trump speechwriter Meredith McIver is real'


No one believes Trump speechwriter Meredith McIver is real

Earlier on Wednesday, the Trump campaign finally offered up its sacrificial lamb for Monday's Melania Trump plagiarism snafu: Meredith McIver.

McIver, who apparently helped Trump write some of his books, released a statement accepting responsibility and taking the fall for the incident. The only problem: people are speculating she's not real at all.

Is she a real person? Probably. But Trump has made up people before (twice, at least!) and given how the campaign has gone over the last year, no one would be surprised if Trump did make up a fake speechwriter to take the blame.

Put on the tin foil hats and get ready, sheeple.

So Sayers the Internet:

HILARIOUS: "Trump-Pence Marriage is Off to a Rocky Start"


Pence marriage is off to a rocky start

By Alexandra Petri ComPostOpinionJuly 18 at 3:01 PM

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And we have read this fairy tale before.

Donald Trump is the man you have to marry to keep your family from ruin. He is loud and mean and cuts you off abruptly when you begin to speak. But he is rumored to be extremely wealthy.

He sent a gilded chariot to pick Pence up from his humble home and Pence’s mother kissed him goodbye on the forehead with tears in her eyes.

“You don’t have to do this,” she said, her voice worried.

“I want to,” he said. “I believe in him. He is a good man.”

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