Likely Prez Candidate Wants to Win Without Electoral College

By WND. Although Eric Holder hasn’t officially announced a run for the presidency in 2020, the former attorney general under Barack Obama says it’s time to abolish the Electoral College as the way to elect presidents. . .

In a separate tweet, supporting Colorado’s move to do eliminate the current method of choosing presidents, Holder said: “Change the Electoral College by having a state’s electoral votes go to the national popular vote winner – not the person who won the state. The candidate who gets the most votes – nationally – is elected. Real democracy.”

Holder’s comments came under immediate fire from Nick Searcy, the actor and director of the recent film “Gosnell.” . . .

Holder has said his decision on seeking the Democratic nomination for the White House would come sometime in March. (Read more from “Likely Prez Candidate Wants to Win Without Electoral College” HERE)


Colorado Governor Will Sign Bill Aimed at Bypassing Electoral College

By The Hill. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) will sign a measure to award his state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, moving a countrywide coalition one step closer to circumventing the Electoral College.

In an interview Sunday, Polis called the Electoral College an “undemocratic relic” of the nation’s past, one he wants to see relegated to the dustbin of history.

“I’ve long supported electing the president by who gets the most votes,” Polis told The Hill. “It’s a way to move towards direct election of the president.”

Colorado will become the 12th state to join the national popular vote interstate compact. Those 12 states and the District of Columbia, which has also passed a popular-vote bill, account for 181 electoral votes, just under 90 shy of the 270 votes a presidential candidate needs to win the White House.

The compact will not go into effect until the coalition includes states that add up to 270 electoral votes or more. Once it does go into effect, states that are part of the coalition would award their electoral votes en masse to the candidate who wins the national popular vote. (Read more from “Colorado Governor Will Sign Bill Aimed at Bypassing Electoral College” HERE)

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Frank Murkowski on Lisa: “Pay Tribute to Caesar”

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U.S. Capitol Dismantles Flag Display

3033054889_d6855baa3f_zA line of U.S. flags that run through a tunnel beneath the Capitol Building complex in Washington, D.C., is going to be removed and replaced because of concerns over Confederate symbols on some of the banners.

In its place will stand depictions of commemorative quarters that represent all 50 states, the Committee on House Administration announced, Thompson Reuters reported.

Lawmakers like Michigan’s Republican Candice Miller, who heads up the House Administration Committee, Mississippi’s Democratic Bennie Thompson and even Speaker Paul Ryan all agreed the time to toss the Confederate symbolism had come.

“I am well aware of how many Americans negatively view the Confederate flag and, personally, I am very sympathetic to these views,” she said, the news outlet reported.

And Thompson said the move was yet one more step toward removing all signs of the “Confederate revolt against our own country” from the public stage. (Read more from “U.S. Capitol Dismantles Flag Display” HERE)

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One Name Rises up as Campaign Chief Says Clinton Run May Be Doubly Historic

maxresdefaultAs the primary process draws closer to convention, candidates on both sides of the aisle are beginning to consider possible running mates.

According to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, the Democratic front-runner will be open to the possibility of an all-female ticket.

“We’ll start with a broad list and then begin to narrow it down,” said Podesta to the Boston Globe. “But there is no question that there will be women on that list.”

For many, this raises suspicions that Clinton will try to tap Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is wildly popular among some leftists for her far-left progressive ideology.

As the Democratic primary becomes more and more contentious, Clinton will need to find a means of creating inroads with disenfranchised supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Warren may very well serve that purpose.

Warren is seen as an outsider of sorts who opposes the status quo through her relentless attacks on Wall Street and campaign contributions, a particular point of contention among supporters of Sanders. (Read more from “One Name Rises up as Campaign Chief Says Clinton Run May Be Doubly Historic” HERE)

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Curt Schilling, ESPN Analyst, Is Fired Over ‘Offensive’ Social Media Post

Curt_Schilling_PitchCurt Schilling, a former All-Star pitcher and one of the highest-profile baseball analysts on ESPN, was fired from the network Wednesday, a day after he drew intense criticism for promoting ‘offensive’ commentary on social media.

Schilling, who had worked for the network since 2010 and most recently offered analysis on “Monday Night Baseball,” was dismissed after sharing a Facebook post this week that appeared to respond to the North Carolina law that bars transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not correspond with their birth genders.

The post showed an overweight man wearing a wig and women’s clothing with parts of the T-shirt cut out to expose his breasts. It says: “LET HIM IN! to the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die.”

To that, Schilling added: “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.” (Read more from “Curt Schilling, ESPN Analyst, Is Fired Over ‘Offensive’ Social Media Post” HERE)

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Just 6 Percent of People Say They Trust the Media

jeune-femme-poste-de-travailTrust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social media.

Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public’s view of other institutions. In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to trust the news media than Republicans or independents.

But trust today also goes beyond the traditional journalistic principles of accuracy, balance and fairness.

Faced with ever-increasing sources of information, Americans also are more likely to rely on news that is up-to-date, concise and cites expert sources or documents, according to a study by the Media Insight Project, a partnership of The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute.

They want to be able to navigate the news app or website easily and quickly, without having to wade through intrusive or annoying ads. (Read more from “Just 6 Percent of People Say They Trust the Media” HERE)

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Watch: Paul Ryan Just Made Massive Announcement, Reveals Who Should Be Nominee

25457684202_954e1c78df_bHouse Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., sought to end speculation Tuesday that he will emerge as the eventual Republican presidential nominee.

“Let me be clear: I do not want, nor will I accept, the nomination for our party,” Ryan said, speaking at the Republican National Committee’s headquarters in Washington.

In a direct statement to the delegates who will attend this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ryan said, “I believe you should only choose from a person who has actually participated in the primary. Count me out.”

“I simply believe that if you want to be the nominee — to be the president — you should actually run for it. I chose not to. Therefore, I should not be considered. Period,” he said.

For the past two weeks, pundits and politicians have been spinning scenarios in which Ryan, dubbed a “mirage candidate” by the New York Times, could emerge as a consensus candidate at the convention if the Republicans opposed to front-runner Donald Trump are able to block his efforts to win the convention on the first ballot. Scenarios of an “open” or “brokered” convention call for nominating someone other than either Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, given the antipathy between the camps of the two leading candidates makes it unlikely one will support the other.

Ryan said he will continue to make public statements, but said they are focused on developing a policy agenda for the party’s eventual nominee in areas such as health care, taxes, poverty and job creation. (Read more from “Paul Ryan Just Made Massive Announcement, Reveals Who Should Be Nominee” HERE)

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Congressman Says Washington Committee Seats Come at a Price

Every election cycle, U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie said he is “extorted” by the Republican Party to pay $300,000 for his committee assignments . . .

These “assessments,” essentially dues to the Republican party, are fundraised through political action committees and lobbyists as a price to pay for committee positions, Massie told a crowd of about 25 during a recent coffee and pizza forum in Flatwoods.

He told them, “I can’t go and do a fundraiser and raise $300,000 and stand up in front of people and tell them, ‘Well, you know what? It’s not really about the election. I need the money to buy a committee seat.’”

It’s not just that way with the Republican Party — Democrats are also expected to pay to be on certain committees, too, and the price tag steepens based on the power of both the committee and the seat. Powerful committee chairmanships can cost millions of dollars, Massie said.

Massie sits on three House committees: Oversight and Reform, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science, Space and Technology. (Read more from “Congressman Says Washington Committee Seats Come at a Price” HERE)

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A Shocking Poll Was Just Released – This Could Change the Whole GOP Nomination Race

For the first time in the Republican primary, Reuters’ tracking poll shows Texas Sen. Ted Cruz leading Donald Trump among likely voters in the Republican primaries.

This is also the first time Donald Trump hasn’t led the tracking poll in 2016.

Cruz has the support of 39 percent of likely Republican voters nationwide, just ahead of Donald Trump, who has 37 percent support. Ohio Governor John Kasich is a distant third, with 23 percent support.

In the broader survey of all Republicans, rather than likely voters, Trump still has a four-point lead. This, however, is sharply down from the 28-point lead he enjoyed in the middle of March . . .

The Reuters tracking poll is based on a five-day rolling average of results. Each day, a new round of daily interviews are added to the tracking poll, while older interviews are dropped from the tracking poll. As a result, there can be daily blips in the poll. The overall trend, however, is unmistakable. Trump has lost a considerable amount of support in the past two weeks and Cruz’s support has surged. (Read more from “A Shocking Poll Was Just Released – This Could Change the Whole GOP Nomination Race” HERE)

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