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Documents released in Trump University case

  • 9:04 pm Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

A federal judge described as a “hater” by Donald Trump, publicly released documents related to a lawsuit against the presumptive GOP nominee for President, showing off the sales strategies of Trump University, as its workers tried to convince students to spend money on how best to achieve future financial success.

“Money is never a reason for not enrolling in Trump University; if they really believe in you and your product, they will find the money,” the sales playbook states.

The 2009 and 2010 playbooks for Trump University are both marked “CONFIDENTIAL” – but Judge Gonzalo Curiel decided last week they [More]

Trump spars with press over veterans money

  • 3:20 pm Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

In a news conference where he laid out details of how he handed out almost $6 million in money to veterans groups around the nation, Donald Trump sparred repeatedly with reporters on Tuesday, denouncing one from ABC as “sleazy,” as he gave the news media the verbal back of the hand while being broadcast live on various cable news networks.

“I think the political press is among the most dishonest people I have ever met,” Trump said, responding to a question from Carl Cameron of Fox News.

Trump’s biggest zinger was to an ABC reporter at the news conference, when Tom Llamas [More]

Trump continues attacks on federal judge

  • 9:18 pm Monday, May 30th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Donald Trump used his Memorial Day to continue an aggressive line of attack against a federal judge who is handling a lawsuit against Trump University, as the presumptive Republican nominee has argued the judge in the case was biased, totally unfair, and a ‘hater’ of Trump.

After taking on the judge verbally at a rally on Friday, Trump on Memorial Day went back to one of his favorite spots for launching attacks – Twitter:

Trump’s Memorial Day tweets against Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel came several days after Trump specifically called out the judge during a rally in his home town of San [More]

Fight over LGBT rights derails House budget work

  • 12:37 pm Thursday, May 26th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

The U.S. House on Thursday defeated a spending bill dealing with domestic energy and water programs, as GOP conservatives rebelled against a provision added by Democrats that would bar discrimination by federal contractors against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers.

The vote was 305-112 against the underlying $37 billion spending measure, raising questions as to whether Congress will again fail to pass the dozen yearly spending bills to fund the operations of the federal government.

“It’s unfortunate, because this is a very good bill,” said Speaker Paul Ryan, as he blamed Democrats for playing politics.

“What we just learned today is that Democrats [More]

AP declares Trump the GOP winner

  • 10:43 am Thursday, May 26th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

The Associated Press on Thursday officially declared Donald Trump the winner of the Republican race for President, reporting that Trump has now secured the support of enough delegates to gain more than a majority at the GOP convention in Cleveland.

The bulletin for news organizations came two days after Trump had won at least 41 delegates in a primary in Washington State.

How did the AP get to this figure?

What they did was combine the number of pledged delegates that Trump has already won – that is over 1,100 – and added to it other unbound delegates who had told the AP [More]

Watchdog: Clinton refused to answer email questions

  • 1:31 pm Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

A new report from the internal watchdog at the State Department says that Hillary Clinton refused a request to be interviewed about her controversial email setup while she was Secretary of State, and that seven of her top aides from that time period also spurned an official request to answer questions.

“Through her counsel, Secretary Clinton declined OIG’s request for an interview,” the State Department’s Office of Inspector General reported.

But a footnote in the report showed seven other State Department employees who worked in high level positions under Clinton also refused to talk:

Republicans jumped on the fact that she refused to [More]

GOP moves to temper House attacks on Trump

  • 7:03 pm Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Using a rule governing decorum in debate that was originally put in place by Democrats during the 1992 election to stave off Republican attacks on Bill Clinton, Republicans in Congress moved on Tuesday to temper Democratic speeches on the House floor that featured attacks on Donald Trump.

“Mr. Trump, you’re supposed to be rooting for the American people, not rooting against them,” said Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), as Ryan and other House Democrats jumped on statements that Trump had made ten years ago about the U.S. housing crisis, quotes which now were starring in a Hillary Clinton advertisement.

The audio of Trump [More]

Sanders asks for Kentucky primary vote review

  • 1:23 pm Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

With the May 17 Democratic Primary in Kentucky still not official, Bernie Sanders’ campaign has asked election officials in the Bluegrass State to do a basic review of the vote totals from that night, to see if Hillary Clinton’s narrow lead stands up to scrutiny.

This is not a request for a full recount – but rather what is known as a “recanvass” – as Kentucky officials will now review the vote totals from the 120 counties in the Bluegrass State to make sure all the numbers add up properly.

Here was the announcement from the Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Grimes.

Grimes [More]

Trump heads back on the road

  • 9:17 pm Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Three weeks after a convincing win in Indiana that knocked his last two rivals out of the GOP race, Donald Trump gets back in campaign mode on Tuesday, kicking off a four day, three state trip that will take him to some of the final states in the 2016 primary race.

Trump will start his trip in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Wednesday he holds a rally in Anaheim, California, then goes to Billings, Montana on Thursday, before returning to California for a rally in San Diego on Friday.

The Washington Post reported on Monday evening that Trump’s stop in Albuquerque would also include [More]

Sanders pushes Clinton like it’s 2008

  • 9:10 pm Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

After enjoying the months and months of battles among the many Republicans running for President, Democrats have now watched how the end of the GOP race has instead turned the focus more on the electoral battle in their own party, as Bernie Sanders shows no signs of giving in anytime soon to Hillary Clinton.

“There are six states remaining, and I hope by the end of this nominating process we will win at least half or more of the states in our country,” Sanders told a cheering crowd in Vallejo, California, as he argued his campaign would do the best against [More]