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Donald Trump has won the Indiana Republican primary. The victory places him on the cusp of clinching the nomination.




Tuesday, May 03, 2016

 


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Trump becomes de facto GOP nominee
as Cruz exits after crushing Indiana loss
Washington Post [US], by Philip Rucker, Anne Gearan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/3/2016 11:19:49 PM     Post Reply
Donald Trump, the celebrity mogul whose brash and un­or­tho­dox presidential bid was counted out time and again, became the de facto Republican nominee Tuesday night after a runaway victory in Indiana’s primary forced his chief rival, Ted Cruz, to quit the race. Trump overcame a spirited last stand by Cruz — and a patchwork movement of Republicans working desperately to derail him in fear that his polarizing politics could doom the party — to gallop to the nomination. Indiana’s results positioned him to easily accumulate the 1,237 delegates required to avert a contested convention. Even as Ohio Gov. John Kasich vowed

Convicted rapist who changed name
to Avril Lavigne nabbed in Oregon
New York Daily News, by Nicole Hensley    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 5/3/2016 11:18:22 PM     Post Reply
Cops nabbed a Portland creep — who changed his name to Avril Lavigne — after the convicted rapist allegedly failed to register as a sex offender. The 30-year-old formerly known as Romany Yves Mesina was most recently stalking young women with a camera and posting their photos to social media, police Sgt. Peter Simpson said in a statement. In 2014, a judge approved Lavigne’s request to change his name to match the Canadian singer-songwriter, whose hits include “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi.” Jail records show he was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center under his birth name — not Lavigne — on Monday night.

Ted Cruz becomes Trump´s latest victim and
drops out of Republican primary after suffering
humiliating loss in Indiana and concluding
he has ´no viable path´ to the nomination
Daily Mail [UK], by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/3/2016 10:58:40 PM     Post Reply
Ted Cruz quit the caustic Republican primary race Tuesday after getting routed by Donald Trump in Indiana and deciding there was no way he could stop the bombastic real estate mogul from seizing the party´s nomination. ‘From the beginning, I’ve said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory,´ the Texas senator told a crowd of stunned supporters Tuesday night, as the full magnitude of his loss was still being realized. ´Tonight, I’m sorry to say … it appears that path has been foreclosed,’ Cruz continued, to shouts of ‘No!’ from his supporters.´ ´And so with

  


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Dead could be brought ´back to life´
in groundbreaking project
The Telegraph, by Sarah Knapton    Original Article
Posted By: harleynyc- 5/3/2016 10:54:49 PM     Post Reply
A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs. A biotech company in the US has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury, to test whether parts of their central nervous system can be brought back to life. Scientists will use a combination of therapies, which include injecting the brain with stem cells and a cocktail of peptides, as well as deploying lasers

RNC chairman calls for party
to unify behind Trump
The Hill (DC), by Harper Neidig    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2016 10:44:47 PM     Post Reply
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus called on the party to unite behind presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump minutes after Ted Cruz announced he would suspend his campaign. Trump said it was time for the GOP to unify around Trump to defeat likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. (Tweet) Cruz dropped out of the race shortly news broke Tuesday night that Trump had won Indiana´s primary in what was shaping up to be a landslide. Trump praised Priebus during his victory speech Tuesday night, saying he had just spoken to the RNC chairman. "He´s doing a tremendous job, it´s not an easy

Clinton fundraising off of Trump
being presumptive nominee
The Hill (DC), by Rebecca Savransky    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2016 9:59:12 PM     Post Reply
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is fundraising off of Donald Trump now that he is the presumptive GOP nominee. "Donald Trump is the presumptive @GOP nominee," she tweeted on Tuesday night. "Chip in now if you agree we can´t let him become president." (Tweet) Trump´s rival Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday night after losing the Indiana primary, which leaves Trump as the party´s presumptive nominee. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus later Tuesday tweeted that Trump would be the "presumptive GOP nominee" and called on the party to unite so they could focus on defeating

Ex-NY Speaker Sheldon Silver sentenced
to 12 years in prison for corruption
United Press International, by Brooks Hays    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2016 9:55:35 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK- Sheldon Silver, longtime Democratic politician and former speaker of the New York State Assembly, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption by a federal judge on Tuesday. Silver was also ordered to pay $1.75 million in fines. The 72-year-old lawyer and longtime representative of Lower Manhattan was found guilty last November of fraud, extortion and money laundering. In addition to trading favors with local real estate developers, it was determined that Silver found jobs for two women he had extramarital affairs with. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said she hoped the harsh sentence would send a

  


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Bernie Sanders wins Indiana´s
Democratic presidential primary
WNDU 16 (South Bend, IN), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2016 9:15:27 PM     Post Reply
Bernie Sanders has won Indiana´s Democratic presidential primary, according to projections from NBC News. With 66 percent of precincts reporting, the senator from Vermont had 53 percent of the vote to Hillary Clinton´s 47 percent.We´ll have more information online soon. Watch NewsCenter 16 at 11 for our full Indiana primary recap. Clinton vs. Sanders for Hoosier Democrat vote. The focus and attention has largely been placed on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has outspent his opponent when it came to campaigning for votes. According to CNN, Sanders spent $1.8 million on advertisements in the Hoosier state, compared to Hillary Clinton,

Ted Cruz Suspends 2016 Campaign After
Indiana Primary Loss: Senior Aide
ABC News, by Veronica Stracqualursi*    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2016 8:40:28 PM     Post Reply
Texas senator Ted Cruz is suspending his presidential campaign for the Republican nomination following his loss to Donald Trump in the Indiana Republican primary, a senior Cruz aide tells ABC News.Cruz officially announced his 2016 presidential campaign on Twitter in May 2015, posting a video saying it will require a “new generation” to lead the country. “It’s a time for truth, a time to rise to the challenge, just as Americans have always done," he said in the video. "I believe in America and her people and I believe we can stand up and restore our promise,” the Republican senator

Breaking: Cruz suspends presidential
campaign after Indiana rout
Dallas Morning News [TX], by Todd J. Gillman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/3/2016 8:34:40 PM     Post Reply
INDIANAPOLIS – Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday night after a rout in Indiana, unable to gain traction against a rival he calls a pathological liar. Donald Trump is still about 200 delegates shy of the magic number needed to clinch the Republican nomination. Cruz’s decision will make it far easier for the New York mogul to collect the 1,237 delegate majority needed to avert a contested convention, leaving the anti-Trump effort demoralized and struggling. Campaign manager Jeff Roe confirmed that Cruz is suspending his campaign. The concession of defeat came on one of the most vitriol-filled days of

Clinton Campaign Made Payments to Hard
Drive and Document Destruction Company
Washington Free Beacon, by Joe Schoffstall    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/3/2016 8:09:24 PM     Post Reply
The Hillary Clinton campaign made multiple payments to a company that specializes in hard drive and document destruction, campaign finance records show. The payments, which were recorded in February and March of 2016, went to the Nevada-based American Document Destruction, Inc., which claims expertise in destroying hard drives or “anything else that a hard drive can come from.” “Our hard drive destruction procedures take place either at your site or at our secure facility in Sparks, NV,” the company’s website states. “This decision is yours to decide based on cost and convenience to you. In either situation, the hard drive will be

  


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Donald Trump Wins Indiana in a
Crushing Blow to Ted Cruz
New York Times, by Jonathan Martin and Patrick Healy    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 5/3/2016 8:07:35 PM     Post Reply
Donald J. Trump won Indiana’s Republican primary on Tuesday, moving him closer to claiming the party’s presidential nomination and delivering a devastating blow to Senator Ted Cruz and other Republicans hoping to stop him. Mr. Cruz had pinned his hopes on Indiana, which seemed to offer one of his best chances to deny Mr. Trump the delegates needed to secure the nomination before the party convention in July. But Mr. Trump, after obliterating his rivals in five states in the Northeast last week, held a strong polling lead in the state, which had 57 delegates up for grabs. His victory put him

‘Politically correct’ Obama admin
weakening military: Ex-Navy SEAL
Washington Times, by Carlo Muñoz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2016 8:03:51 PM     Post Reply
A former U.S. special operations forces member is lashing out at the Obama White House, accusing the administration of instilling a culture of conformity within the U.S. military, which has led to a generation of apologists and a dearth of leadership among the services’ top brass. Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie recounted his firsthand experience with this new breed of military leadership during an interview Tuesday on Tim Constantine’s “Capitol Hill Show.” (To hear the full interview, click HERE.) Mr. Higbie, a member of SEAL Team 10, recalled the time when he and his eight-man team were brought up on

Sanders pulls neck-and-neck with Clinton
in Indiana as he fights to stay in the
Democratic race and force his party leftward
Daily Mail (UK), by Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2016 7:48:36 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton´s hopes of shutting Bernie Sanders down by beating him in Indiana could be dashed tonight. With more than 17 percent of the vote in, the former secretary of state and the U.S. senator were tied, 50-50, after a running start from Clinton quickly turned into a sputter. Polls closed at 6pm across the state that is split into two time zones and the Democratic race remained too close to call even as the Republican winner-take-all primary easily went to Trump. Delegates will be distributed proportionally on the Democratic side, but Sanders needs a decisive win tonight to fulfill his

Obama Orders Fed Agencies
to Stop Asking Job Applicants
about Criminal History
Judicial Watch, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/3/2016 7:42:29 PM     Post Reply
To make public-sector jobs more accessible to convicts, President Obama has issued a new order prohibiting federal agencies from asking candidates about criminal history when applying for positions. It’s part of the commander-in-chief’s mission to reduce barriers to reentry and employment for incarcerated individuals once they leave jail. The new measure, announced in a Friday media dump, will affect tens of thousands of federal government positions funded with taxpayer dollars. Government often tries to escape fallout by burying controversial or bad news right before the weekend, but it’s difficult to keep this outrageous development below the radar. At the president’s

  


  

Fox News projects Trump wins Indiana
primary, Democratic race too close to call
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2016 7:07:29 PM     Post Reply
DEVELOPING: Polls have now closed in all counties in Indiana, where Fox News can project that New York businessman Donald Trump will beat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Hoosier state’s Republican presidential primary, according to Fox exit polls and early vote tallies. The victory significantly improves Trump’s chances of amassing the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination this summer in Cleveland. With just nine states remaining in the nominating process, the stop-Trump wing of the Republican Party appears to be rapidly running out of options. On the Democratic side, it is too early to project a

White House poised to create
first monument to gay rights
Washington Post, by Julie Eilperin    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 5/3/2016 7:00:16 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is poised to declare the first-ever national monument recognizing the struggle for gay rights, singling out a sliver of green space and part of the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood as the birthplace of America’s modern gay liberation movement. While most national monuments have highlighted iconic wild landscapes or historic sites from centuries ago, this reflects the country’s diversity of terrain and peoples in a different vein: It would be the first national monument anchored by a dive bar and surrounded by a warren of narrow streets that long has been regarded the historic center of gay cultural life in

Local Reporters Treat Obama Interview
Like Tourists Rather Than Journalists
Washington Free Beacon, by David Rutz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2016 6:59:26 PM     Post Reply
Two local news reporters who interviewed President Obama on Monday about the White House campaign to get Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court seemed to treat the occasion like wide-eyed tourists rather than journalists. America Rising Squared flagged several clips and tweets of reporters Cammy Dierking of Local 12-Cincinnati and Kari Lake of Fox 10-Phoenix gushing about their excitement over talking to Obama, giving him a card and confessing heart palpitations. “Another highlight of my day was the chance to see the first dogs, Sunny and Bo,” Dierking said during her report. “I even got a picture with them. They

Report: Obama to create
first gay rights monument
The Hill (DC), by Harper Neidig    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2016 6:50:28 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is preparing to create the nation’s first monument dedicated to the gay rights movement, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. The monument would be located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, commemorating the epicenter of the nation’s LGBT rights movement. The spot was the site of the 1969 Stonewall riots, which came in the wake of a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a bar popular among gay men. “We must ensure that we never forget the legacy of Stonewall, the history of discrimination against the LGBT community, or the impassioned individuals who have fought to overcome

Once A Clinton Stronghold,
Appalachia Now Trump Country
Associated Press, by Lisa Lerer    Original Article
Posted By: morecowbell- 5/3/2016 6:43:55 PM     Post Reply
ASHLAND, Ky. -- When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy-turned-country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a special version of his hit, "Achy Breaky Heart" before nearly 20,000 supporters at a riverfront re-election rally. Back then, this was Clinton country. Today, it looks an awful lot more like Trump town. Hillary Clinton was met in Ashland on Monday by just a handful of supporters and a lone heckler, who shouted: "Go home, Hillary!" Later on, hundreds of protesters stood in pouring rain, waved Donald Trump

  



Fox News Issues Statement on Cruz’s
Claim They’re in the Tank for Trump
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2016 6:42:46 PM     Post Reply
Ted Cruz is so pi**ed off at Fox News, he declared this morning, “Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes at Fox News have turned Fox News into the Donald Trump network, 24/7.” He pointed to Murdoch is “used to picking world leaders in Australia and the United Kingdom and we’re seeing it here at home with the consequences for this nation.” Fox News issued this brief statement to Mediaite in response to those remarks: “Senator Cruz is wrong.” Neil Cavuto pushed back hard today on the air, while Greta Van Susteren took to her blog to scold Cruz. She said Cruz

In 20-Minute Interview With Hillary,
Andrea Mitchell Spends 17 Secs
on E-Mail Scandal
Newsbusters, by Kyle Drennen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2016 6:36:33 PM     Post Reply
In a nearly 20-minute live interview with Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell spent a mere 17 seconds asking the Democratic frontrunner about the ongoing e-mail scandal. Toward the end of the 19 minute 11 second exchange during the 12 p.m. ET hour, Mitchell raised the topic as an afterthought: “Now, I’ve got to just ask you whether since you last mentioned this to my colleague, Chuck Todd, in April, have you been contacted – or your representatives contacted – by the FBI to set up an interview?” Clinton offered a one-word reply: “No.” Mitchell pressed: “No contacts

Watch ‘Make America Mexico Again’ Meme
Breitbart News, by Lee Stranahan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/3/2016 6:32:13 PM     Post Reply
“Make America Mexico Again” is the left’s latest rallying cry, so, of course, they have memes to spread the message. This GIF claims to show Mexico’s history. As one user said on social media: And that’s how my Mexico has been loosing territory, mostly to the United States, in the last 200 Years… and now Trump wants to build a wall?! How about building it along the original border?! ?#?antitrump??#?makeamericagreatagain??#?makeamericamexicoagain??#?nevertrump (Map) Forget the realities of history, including the Indian raids, the Texans rebelling for freedom against Mexico and the fact that Mexico was effectively a brand new country. Forget the

Live updates: Republican primary
in Indiana
CBS News, by Emily Schultheis    Original Article
Posted By: morecowbell- 5/3/2016 6:27:08 PM     Post Reply
6:02 p.m. Polls are now closed across parts of Indiana; the rest will close at 7 p.m. ET. Here´s some more information from the early exit polls: Almost 40 percent of Indiana Republican primary voters said that the economy and jobs are the top issue facing the country. Over a quarter (28 percent) feel that the most important issue is government spending. Sharing values is the candidate quality that mattered most to Indiana Republican primary voters (34 percent), closely followed by a candidate who can bring needed change (32 percent). The majority (57 percent) of Indiana Republican primary voters say

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