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July 18, 2016
STEFANI WILLIAMS, DELEGATE — What a joke! This is a rigged convention. What's the point of having delegates and a convention if we're just ignored? We followed the rules, we got the signatures of seven state delegations (we had 11) like rule 39 required, and the RNC completely ignored us. We yelled and screamed point of order and division, and they ignored us.... (more)


July 18, 2016
CONSERVATIVE REVIEW — If there is one area that the mainstream media has failed in the run-up to the 2016 convention, it's covering proposed rules changes to the Republican Party. Time and time again the media conflate that any rules change is anti-Trump and shoe horns the story into their #NeverTrump narrative.... (more)


July 18, 2016
NEWSMAX — Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told Newsmax TV Monday that President Barack Obama "has blood on his hands" in the wake of the shootings of police officers.... (more)


July 18, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — A Baltimore judge on Monday acquitted police Lt. Brian Rice of all charges in the 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray, making him the third officer in a row to be cleared in the case. The lieutenant is the fourth and highest-ranking of six officers to face trial in the Gray incident. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.... (more)


July 18, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Three law enforcement officers were fatally shot and three others injured Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, sending police across the country into mourning for the second time in two weeks after a lone gunman took the lives of multiple officers.... (more)


July 18, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — The head of the Cleveland police union said Sunday that President Obama has "blood on his hands" after the murders of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "It is reprehensible. And the president of the United States has blood on his hands, and it will not be able to become washed off," said Detective Steve Loomis on Fox News.... (more)


July 18, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Republican delegates went to extraordinary lengths to protect Donald Trump, neutering their institutional power over of his nomination.Delegates serving on an influential committee moved, on the eve of the convention that will formally nominate Trump, to strengthen party rules that bind their votes to the presidential candidate that won the primary or caucus in their state.... (more)


July 17, 2016
ALAN KEYES — With the GOP convention in the offing comes a vote in the U.S. Senate that should put any and all sincere proponents of the continued existence of the American republic on notice. It is a startling reminder that the elitist faction GOP is liable to help its Democratic counterpart destroy our very existence as a free people, even when it ostensibly has the power to do otherwise... (more)


July 17, 2016
CLIFF KINCAID — If you're a woman who believes in limits on abortion and you don't favor same-sex marriage, you're not a real woman, according to the Washington Post. That's the essence of a Post story about the new British Prime Minister Theresa May, "Women question feminist values of Britain's next leader."... (more)


July 17, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Think about this: You enter a contest with 16 other people, win by the rules, agree with the others to stand by the winner -- and find out after the contest is over that others are trying to challenge your claim.... (more)


July 17, 2016
THE RESURGENT — As Americans, we believe in ordered liberty -- maximum freedom under a civil law that is minimal but clear, respected and well-enforced. We believe in equality of opportunity, and in a government which, without favoritism, lets opportunity thrive in abundance. We believe that religious and civic organizations, supported by strong families, are the bedrocks of a free society... (more)


July 17, 2016
WESTERN JOURNALISM — Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump might have picked his vice presidential candidate, but his campaign is still missing some key ingredients. Reports of poor coordination, inadequate staffing and a lack of money are starting to make some Republicans nervous; and when you look at the numbers, you can see why.... (more)


July 17, 2016
NEW YORK MAGAZINE — As the Republican convention nears, Donald Trump has had to hurriedly tie up a few remaining loose ends. There's the wee matter of scraping up $6 million fast to cover the festivities... (more)


July 17, 2016
THE EDITORS OF THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The Western world's heart once again breaks for France, which has now suffered two massive and deadly terrorist attacks in the space of just eight months.... (more)


July 17, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — Well into year eight of Obama, with the prospect of years nine through twelve hanging heavy in the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, it feels like I write the same column every few weeks now. How could it not? Fort Hood, Detroit, Times Square, Portland, Cairo, Benghazi, Boston, Garland, Paris, Chattanooga, Paris again, San Bernardino, Philadelphia, Brussels, Istanbul, Orlando, Istanbul again, Dhaka, and now, Nice.... (more)


July 17, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Newsrooms are being accused of using intentionally ambiguous language to downplay the deadly attack this week in France, including by focusing on the vehicle that killed dozens of people, instead of using the words "terror" or "terrorism."... (more)


July 17, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — A top evangelical leader argued Friday that too many Muslims in America sympathize with violent extremism, citing research that suggests millions of Muslims worldwide believe suicide bombings are "sometimes" or "often" justifiable.... (more)


July 17, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Forces loyal to Turkey's president quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left some 250 people dead and over 1,400 wounded Saturday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that those responsible "will pay a heavy price for their treason" as authorities arrested or dismissed thousands of troops and judges.... (more)


July 17, 2016
BOB UNRUH — "When you die, you're done." That's the opinion of famed God doubter Bill Nye, who attended the recent opening of the Ark Encounter, a new park that some fans described as a "Christian Disneyland." It features a full-size replica of Noah's Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, it is described as the largest timber frame structure in the world. The Williamstown, Kentucky, site also includes "jaw-dropping" exhibits, a zoo and more, the organizers say.... (more)


July 16, 2016
THE BLAZE — Carl Paladino, New York co-chair to Donald Trump's campaign and a former gubernatorial candidate, sent an angry email at one anti-Trump delegate earlier this week, saying she should be "hung for treason" for her opposition to the presumptive Republican nominee.... (more)


July 16, 2016
CNN — Former New York gubernatorial candidate and Donald Trump backer Carl Paladino doubled down Friday on a threatening email he sent to an anti-Trump delegate last week, saying she should not get her "underwear ... all bunched up" about it.... (more)


July 16, 2016
WGRZ — New Yorker Carl Paladino told a GOP delegate from Utah she "should be hung for treason" for attempting to block the Republican Party's nomination of Donald Trump and then threatened to confront her at the convention in Cleveland next week, according to an email obtained by WGRZ-TV. Stefani Williams, who published an open letter on behalf of the "Free the Delegates" movement, received the following three-sentence message on July 9 from Paladino:... (more)


July 16, 2016
YAHOO NEWS — Mike Lee climbed out on a limb here Thursday evening, publicly aligning himself with an effort to potentially deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination at the party's national convention next week.... (more)


July 16, 2016
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — Donald Trump and many of the reporters who cover the Republican presidential race declared last night that the "Never Trump" movement had died. This displayed a misunderstanding of the phrase, and the movement.... (more)


July 16, 2016
THE HILL — Donald Trump considered abandoning Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate late Thursday night after offering him the job, CNN's Dana Bash reported Friday:... (more)