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FULL-SCALE NON-STOP GLOBAL PANIC GRIPS THE GOP, NATION, WORLD

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The Republican Party was in turmoil again Wednesday as party leaders, strategists and donors voiced increasing alarm about the flailing state of Donald Trump’s candidacy and fears that the presidential panic-mannominee was damaging the party with an extraordinary week of self-inflicted mistakes, gratuitous attacks and missed opportunities.

“A new level of panic hit the street. It’s time for a serious reset.”

— Veteran operative Scott Reed

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was described as “very frustrated” and stressed by Trump’s behavior over the past week, having run out of excuses to make on the nominee’s behalf with donors and other party leaders, according to multiple people familiar with the events.

“The current race is which of these two is the more unacceptable, because right now neither of them is acceptable. Trump is helping her to win by proving he is more unacceptable than she is.”

— Newt Gingrich

Meanwhile, Trump’s top campaign advisers are failing to instill discipline on their candidate, who has spent the past days lunging from one controversy to another while seemingly skipping chances to go on the offensive against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

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“A new level of panic hit the street,” said veteran operative Scott Reed, chief strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “It’s time for a serious reset.”

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Trump allies on Wednesday publicly urged the candidate to reboot, furious that he has allowed his confrontation with the parents of dead U.S. Army captain Humayun Khan to continue for nearly a week. They also are angry with Trump over his surprising refusal in a Tuesday interview with The Washington Post to endorse House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) or Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) — two of the party’s top elected officials — in their upcoming primary campaigns.

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, one of Trump’s most loyal defenders, warned that his friend was in danger of throwing away the election and helping to make Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton president unless he quickly changes course.

“The current race is which of these two is the more unacceptable, because right now neither of them is acceptable,” Gingrich said in a Wednesday morning telephone interview. “Trump is helping her to win by proving he is more unacceptable than she is.”

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Gingrich said Trump has only a matter of weeks to reverse course. “Anybody who is horrified by Hillary should hope that Trump will take a deep breath and learn some new skills,” he said. “He cannot win the presidency operating the way he is now. She can’t be bad enough to elect him if he’s determined to make this many mistakes.”

Reed, who managed Bob Dole’s 1996 presidential campaign, recommended that Trump “stop doing silly interviews nine times a day that get you off message” and deliver a major address seeking to reset the campaign establishing himself as the change candidate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Roger Ailes Resigns as Chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, and Chairman Fox Television Stations 

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Rupert Murdoch to Assume Role of Chairman and Acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network

New York, NY – July 21, 2016 – 21st Century Fox today announced that Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, and Chairman of Fox Television Stations, has resigned from his role effective immediately.

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Rupert Murdoch will assume the role of Chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman, 21st Century Fox, said:

“Roger Ailes has made a remarkable contribution to our company and our country.  Roger shared my vision of a great and independent television organization and executed it brilliantly over 20 great years.

Fox News has given voice to those who were ignored by the traditional networks and has been one of the great commercial success stories of modern media.

It is always difficult to create a channel or a publication from the ground up and against seemingly entrenched monopolies.  To lead a flourishing news channel, and to build Fox Business, Roger has defied the odds.

His grasp of policy and his ability to make profoundly important issues accessible to a broader audience stand in stark contrast to the self-serving elitism that characterizes far too much of the media.

I am personally committed to ensuring that Fox News remains a distinctive, powerful voice.  Our nation needs a robust Fox News to resonate from every corner of the country. Read the rest of this entry »


Set Your DVRs: GOP Debate Schedule

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Here’s the current schedule for future Republican primary debates, via U.S. Presidential Election News, to be updated if necessary:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Fox Business/WSJ Republican Debate
9pm ET (8pm CT, 6pm PT) – Main Debate
6pm ET (5pm CT, 3pm PT) – Undercard Debate
Aired On: Fox Business Network (Channel finder)
Location: Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sponsors: Fox Business Network, Wall Street Journal
Moderators: Neil Cavuto, Maria Bartiromo, and Gerard Baker
Candidates: Candidates who score 2.5 percent or higher in an average of the four most recent national polls conducted through Nov. 4 will be invited to the main debate stage, the rest on the undercard stage

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
CNN/Salem Republican Debate
Aired On: CNN
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsors: CNN, Salem Media Group
Candidates: To be determined

January, 2016 (Date TBD)
Fox News Republican Debate
Aired On: Fox News Channel
Location: Iowa
Sponsors: Fox News
Candidates: To be determined

Saturday, February 6, 2016
ABC/IJReview Republican Debate
Aired On: ABC
Location: St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire
Sponsors: ABC News, IJReview.com
Candidates: To be determined

Saturday, February 13, 2016
CBS News Republican Debate
Aired On: CBS
Location: The Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina
Sponsors: CBS News
Moderator: John Dickerson
Candidates: TBD

Friday, February 26, 2016
Republican Debate
Aired On: ?
Location: University of Houston in Houston, Texas
Sponsors: National Review and NBC/Telemundo
Candidates: To be determined
Notes: NBC News has been removed by the RNC as a sponsor – details here.

March, 2016*
Fox News Republican Debate
Aired On: Fox News Channel
Location: TBD
Sponsors: Fox News
Candidates: To be determined

Thursday, March 10, 2016
CNN/Salem Republican Debate
Aired On: CNN
Location: Florida
Sponsors: CNN, Salem Media Group
Candidates: To be determined

Bonus:

Though the specific language of the draft letter is still in flux, one particular question contains a laundry list of behaviors and activities that media should commit to notdoing during future debates:

  • Ask the candidates to raise their hands to answer a question
  • Ask yes/no questions without time to provide a substantive answer
  • Have a “lightening round”
  • Allow candidate-to-candidate questioning
  • Allow props or pledges by the candidates
  • Have reaction shots of the members moderators during debates
  • Use behind shots of the candidates showing their notes
  • Show an empty podium during the break (describe how far away the bathrooms are)
  • Leave microphones on during breaks
  • Allow members of the audience to wear political messages (shirts, buttons, signs, etc.)

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Source: TheFederalist.com


[VIDEO] This is the Mia Love that Republicans Have Been Waiting For

Amber Phillips writes: “It’s absolutely horrific,” Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) told Lou Dobbs on his Fox Business show Wednesday night when asked for her reaction to leaked Planned Parenthood videos showing officials talking about selling fetal tissue. “I get a little emotional.”

And she did, right then and there.

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“We’ve got to do everything we can … to make sure that we don’t allow this to happen.”

Early on in the six-minute interview, Love wiped a tear from her eye as she said: “This is not about a right or left issues; this is about right or wrong.” And she choked up when Dobbs went into detail on how many abortions are conducted.

“We’ve got to do everything we can … to make sure that we don’t allow this to happen,” Love said, tears rolling down her cheek.

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Love wears many firsts. The first black female Republican elected to Congress. The first African American to be elected to Congress from Utah. And on Wednesday night, she potentially added another: The first time since her 2014 election she has shown why Republicans should legitimately be excited about her star rising. Read the rest of this entry »


Gavin McInnes: The Reality Disconnect

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Gavin McInnesGavin writes: Geraldo and Ann Coulter recently had a debate about immigration that was fun to watch, but Washington Heights came up as an example of “immigrant vitality.” It was wedged in with a bunch of other predominantly Hispanic communities and it sounded good in an argument, but I live in New York and Washington Heights sucks. It is quite possibly the least vital place in America, crammed with unemployed men lining up to get their hair cut, again. Kids play in the street into the wee hours as their single parents watch movies projected onto the side of a building. It’s like a retirement community for twentysomethings and I wouldn’t fault them for it if it weren’t on my dime. It’s actually a great example of the reality disconnect we have in this country. In our minds, Washington Heights is a cute little Hispanic village where fathers bring home some bacalaítos for the family after a hard day’s work. In reality, Dad’s long gone and his son will “eat your food” (cut your face) for disrespecting DDP (Dominicans Don’t Play). It’s like the FDNY. We like the idea of men fighting 41D7RvlnKkL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_fires and we hold a candle for 9/11, but there aren’t any fires in New York anymore. The ideal of the firefighter is bankrupting us.

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This is what we do in America today, and Charles Murray predicted it in his book Coming Apart. Politics has become a sport that we watch on TV instead of playing outdoors. Hypotheticals take precedence over hate facts. The net result is a mythical fairyland that bears very little resemblance to the America we all see when we walk out our front doors. I’m not talking about anecdotal evidence. I’m talking about reality.

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“Politics has become a sport that we watch on TV instead of playing outdoors. Hypotheticals take precedence over hate facts. The net result is a mythical fairyland that bears very little resemblance to the America we all see when we walk out our front doors. I’m not talking about anecdotal evidence. I’m talking about reality.”

The basic tenets of the liberal narrative include: Women are thriving in the workforce since being freed from the prison sentence that is the housewife’s life. Southerners are stupid, racist rednecks who are proud of slavery. Undocumented workers are hardworking people who love their families and are just coming here for a better life. Islam is a religion of peace; the extremists are only acting like that because we made them that way. Gender is a construct. Gays are madly in love and can’t wait to devote themselves to the bliss of matrimony. Blacks are struggling a little, yes, but that’s because “systemic” racism is “alive and well” today and cops are out to get them. The only problem with America these days is white men.

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“If you call bullshit on the basic tenets of the liberal narrative, you’re a bigot or a racist or a sexist. All right, fine. If using my eyeballs and ear holes is wrong, I don’t want to be right.”

It’s a weird narrative that seems to come more from bratty spitefulness than from any kind of rational long-term plan. I think all these ideas may have started in the right place, but after achieving their goal of true equality they just kept steamrolling over us into the sunset. If you call bullshit on them, you’re a bigot or a racist or a sexist. All right, fine. If using my eyeballs and ear holes is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

[Read the full text here, at Taki’s Magazine]

Some women thrive at work. I find they’d be much happier at home shaping lives. They sweat the small stuff better than men. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Battle of Generations: ‘Bitter Boomer vs Millennial’ FBN’s Charlie Gasparino and National Review Reporter Jillian Melchior

FBN’s Charlie Gasparino and National Review Reporter Jillian Melchior battle it out over the millennial and boomer generations.

Watch Charlie Gasparino and Neil Cavuto talk about Lifestyle Budget on Cavuto.

 


Big Water-Cooler: Fox Business To Replace ‘The Independents’ With ‘Kennedy’

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Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery will be the host of “Kennedy,”  which will launch January 26 at 10 p.m., after the conclusion of an episode of the network’s new” Strange Inheritance” reality series that night. “Kennedy” will feature an opening monologue from the host, followed by interviews and discussion segments. Fox Business is billing the program as focused on “big water-cooler discussion topics.”…(read more)

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Mollie Hemingway: Is The LEGO Movie The Most Subversive Pro-Liberty Film Ever?

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Mollie Hemingway  writes:  The movie begins in Bricksburg, where all media, business, and government are controlled by the Octan Energy Corporation. The Bricksburgers are all rule-followers who love “President Business,” the embodiment of crony capitalism who runs the whole show. Under his iron-fist rule, everyone follows the instructions at home and work, enforced by cheery “I’ve got my eye on you!” advertisements and surveillance cameras.

“The LEGO Movie” isn’t just pro-business. There might not be a more classically liberal film in the history of film-making”

The world’s free thinkers — known as master builders — are President Business’ greatest threat. These are the mini-figurines who reject the cultural and legal norms enforced by President Business. They are caught via a massive surveillance and military system and locked up against their will. One of the rule-following citizens is a perfectly boring chap named “Emmet,” a construction worker on a team that destroys interesting and unique buildings and replaces them with brutal and uniform office structures.

One day Emmet spies free-thinking hipster “WyldStyle” breaking some rules and digging through some bricks. Following her, he ends up discovering an important item that might be able to thwart President Business’ evil plans. The movie has easily one of the most palatable dystopian settings ever presented to children, made more accessible by its fidelity to LEGO limitations and style.

The film is being presented by fans and detractors as anti-business. Here’s FOX Business:

If you don’t want to watch, a few highlights from the panel discussion:

“The LEGO Movie” is latest example of Hollywood’s anti-business agenda …. It feels a little bit more threatening when they start to push this out to our kids … the Head of a corporation is an easy target … embed anti-capitalist messages … Hollywood has been long dominated by far left, very anti-capitalist.”

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A Libertarian Insurgency in the Press

Noah Rothman   writes:  Even President Barack Obama’s administration has acknowledged that “private sector velocity” is much closer to optimal swiftness of action than anything the public sector can achieve. If only the political class could match the private sector’s ability to respond promptly to observable trends. Politicians and political organizations often exhibit the worst elements of both divisions of society, featuring the public sector’s lethargy with the private sector’s elitism and lack of inclusiveness.

Libertarian_Protest_SignAs such, political organizations are slow to respond to developments and often find themselves flailing gracelessly in the effort to accommodate trends that actors in the more responsive private sector are quick to embrace. One recent and unavoidable trend is the speed with which libertarianism is catching on. Polling has indicated that voters, particularly the youngest American voters, are adopting a libertarian philosophy which rejects the paternalism displayed by members of both parties and instead places its faith in the ability of the individual to best manage their affairs.

Writing in The Federalist on TuesdayDavid Harsanyi parses trends in recent polling data which suggest a libertarian shift in the electorate. This is a shift, he notes, which has been mistaken by both Democratic and Republican partisans as an indication that younger voters are embracing their respective philosophies in droves. In fact, as Harsanyi adds, it is more likely a broad rejection of both political parties as they are currently constituted.

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Barack Obama’s delusions of grandeur: compares Syria intervention to fighting World War Two

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 Nile Gardiner unloads:  A key part of President Obama’s press conference in St. Petersburg last Friday went largely under the radar in the US media – his bizarre analogy between the crisis in Syria, and the London Blitz. Obama attempted to draw a comparison between America’s hesitancy to enter World War Two in 1940 and 1941, to widespread scepticism over a military intervention in Syria over 70 years later. As the president put it: Read the rest of this entry »

Possible cyberattack knocks New York Times offline

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Posted By Josh Peterson

Those hoping to read The New York Times on Wednesday might have been forced to stick with the print edition or its mobile app. When users visited America’s newspaper of record online mid-Wednesday morning, they were greeted with a “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable.” The message indicated that the site was experiencing a server error.

The New York Times confirmed through its Twitter account that its site went down. The site went offline around 11:12am ET, according to at least one observer on Twitter.

The New York Times Web site is experiencing technical difficulties. We expect to be back up shortly.

— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 14, 2013

At 12:04pm ET, the Grey Lady directed its Twitter followers to follow its @nytimesworld for updates on the developing crisis in Egypt.

Emmarie Huetteman, a New York Times news clerk, tweeted, “OH: Editor suggesting going outside and shouting the news from the street corner.”

Fox Business reported that the outage, which also affected the corporate sites affiliated with the outlet, was due to a possible cyber attack.

The publication is one of several U.S. news outlets that have reported over the past year that it is under attack from suspected Chinese hackers.

A Fox Business reported that anonymous source said that “the newspaper has been huddling with outside security professionals to assess the threat.”

This story is developing.

via The Daily Caller