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Donald Trump loses ground to Ted Cruz in Wisconsin primary

Trump is a polarizing figure. One either loves him or hates him. (Cruz isn’t exactly Mr. Popularity, either.) I can’t envision any of Cruz’s supporters throwing their vote toward Trump. Even if Cruz’s delegate count is nowhere near 1,237, his core supporters won’t change allegiances. The animosity that exists between Trump and Cruz will be reflected by their delegates at the convention. It doesn’t really matter which of the two candidates is the eventual nominee. The losing camp will feel outraged their candidate was not the winner.  (Apr 7, 2016 | post #19)

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Donald Trump loses ground to Ted Cruz in Wisconsin primary

I checked to see if Cruz got more delegates than Trump and according to what I read they both got 18 pledged delegates. Rubio got 5 and Kasich none. The question remains--- can Trump win 1,237 delegates by the end of the primary season?? And if he does, will the RNC accept Trump as their nominee?? I think he just may fall short of the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination. I am not including the unbound delegates. If Trump can attract a significant number those delegates, his odds of cinching the nomination improves. No matter which candidate wins or is the closest to the magic number (1,237), the 2016 Republican Convention will be entertaining.  (Apr 6, 2016 | post #10)

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Donald Trump loses ground to Ted Cruz in Wisconsin primary

Cruz won Wisconsin, but there is still New York and Pennsylvania with large delegate count. If the polls are any indication of future outcome, Trump is slated to win New York and Pennsylvania. The upcoming Republican Convention should be anything but dull.  (Apr 6, 2016 | post #6)

Top Stories - Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin Hits Bushes as Elite "Blue Bloods"

As president, GWB would have had multiple photo ops at various locations with different groups of people. That’s what all politicians do regardless of political affiliation- - - - - - including Palin. Since for the most part, it is just for show, I’m not sure which action “does more good”.  (Apr 6, 2016 | post #101)

Gay/Lesbian

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Cook’s declaration may help others who are scared of openly stating their sexual orientation. It may give them the impetus to finally live life honestly and freely. Of course, there are no guarantees that they may not encounter bigotry and homophobia; that would be the risk. Each individual would then have to decide how best to live their life. Though I’ve got to say it is a shame that such a choice has to be made at all.  (Nov 1, 2014 | post #49)

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Jeb Bush 'moving' on White House run - son

He is just acting coy, he will no doubt run in 2016.  (Oct 26, 2014 | post #2)

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Who is the worst president since WWII ?

Do you have evidence to substantiate your claims? Because if you do, you must bring it to the public’s notice, demand time with media outlets, have the Senate reopen Kennedy’s file, and lead the investigation yourself. If not, you’re just one of many (i.e. Oliver Stone) with their own conspiracy theory. Sometimes ragazzino, things are simply what they appear to be.  (Jul 17, 2014 | post #241)

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Who is the worst president since WWII ?

There have been subsequent investigations that could not completely refute the findings from the Warren Commission. Unless there is factual evidence (i.e. physical, forensic, eye witness testimony) everything else out there are just conspiracy theories.  (Jul 16, 2014 | post #223)

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Who is the worst president since WWII ?

Not according to the Warren Commission Report—LBJ had nothing to do with Kennedy’s assassination. It might have been a “third rate burglary” but it turned into a constitutional crisis that led to the resignation of the President.  (Jul 16, 2014 | post #218)

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Who is the worst president since WWII ?

I would have thought it was Nixon voted worst. Guess perceptions change after the passage of time.  (Jul 3, 2014 | post #37)

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Confederate flag to appear on new Ga. car plates

Thanks for the links. It is interesting to note that in 1956, the Georgian state flag was redesigned to incorporate the Confederate battle flag. It has gone through several incarnations, the last being a few years ago.  (Feb 20, 2014 | post #118)

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Confederate flag to appear on new Ga. car plates

It was brutal in human life and to the national psyche. I too agree that, perhaps, had Lincoln lived, the South would have healed faster by focusing on reconciliation and bring an end to the bitterness engendered by war. “Reconstruction” would have lived up to its name. He would have had a time controlling the “Radical Republicans”, but being a consummate politician he would have known how to make deals and out maneuver his opponents.  (Feb 19, 2014 | post #65)

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Confederate flag to appear on new Ga. car plates

From what I’ve read, there were two flags, the first being the Stars and Bars that looked similar to the then US flag. Because of that similarity, during battle both sides could not tell which flag was which. So the solution was the creation of two flags, one as the battle flag, the other as the parade flag.  (Feb 19, 2014 | post #64)

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Confederate flag to appear on new Ga. car plates

Why couldn’t the Sons of Confederate Veterans find some other symbol that would better represent their heritage/history? The Confederate battle flag was only used for the duration of the civil war. The flag’s use throughout the 20th century has covered a time span significantly longer than its presence on Civil War battlefields. Southerners place a heavy emphasis on states’ right and individuality. They have the perfect opportunity to choose a symbol that best depicts their state’s southern heritage instead of simply going with the one symbol. For those who see the Confederate battle flag as the one and only symbol of their heritage then they must also accept as part of that heritage the enslavement of a people. Interwoven within the symbolism of that flag are: suffering, intolerance, degradation, injustice, tyranny, death and its inexplicable outcome---- war.  (Feb 19, 2014 | post #53)

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