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How Pennsylvania Could Push Trump Over The Convention Hump





As Donald Trump continues his march toward the Republican presidential nomination, he is faced with the possibility that he may have to ultimately weather a brokered convention in Cleveland this July in order to finally secure it.

Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island all hold primaries on Tuesday, and all will go a long way in determining whether or not Trump can get to the magic number of 1,237 (delegates needed to win the nomination outright). The key to the Trump nomination, however, may hinge upon how he does in the state of Pennsylvania.

 
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Billionaire Koch Hints He Could Support Hillary Over Trump





In a direct jab at republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, prominent republican billionaire backer Charles Koch said during an interview on today's edition of ABC's "This Week" that Democrat Hillary Clinton might make a better president than the candidates in the Republican field. Koch said that in some respects Bill Clinton had been a better president than George W. Bush, who Koch said had increased government spending. When asked if Hillary Clinton would be a better president than the Republicans currently running, he said, "It's possible, it's possible."

 
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Trump Reveals The Secret Behind His Success





During a campaign speech in Waterbury, CT, Trump revealed the secret behind his success which he said comes from not acting "presidential" and lashed out at the idea that he should be more "presidential", i.e. appeasing his critics, saying he's done so well because he's not acting like other politicians.

 
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Patrick Buchanan: Dishonoring General Jackson





To remove Andrew Jackson's portrait from the front of the $20 bill, and replace it with Tubman’s, is affirmative action that approaches the absurd.

 
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Who Will Win The Next Five States: The "Presidential" Walk-Thru





Coming off big wins in New York this week, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton look to move one step closer to the nomination next Tuesday as five states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island) will be choosing their candidate.

 
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The 200 Unbound - Why Trump's Real Magic Number Is Less Than 1,237





Even before Donald Trump’s big win in New York Tuesday night, the conversations among party officials and high-level operatives about a contested Republican convention were already shifting dramatically. The magic number of delegates for Trump to clinch the nomination on the first ballot, likely to be his best and perhaps only chance to do so, remains 1,237. But there are now whispers that the real number of delegates Trump must win by June 7, when the final contests take place, may be lower.

 
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Meet Trump 2.0: "Be Afraid, Anti-Trump Forces, Be Very Afraid"





Donald Trump 2.0 made his official debut Tuesday night following his sweeping victory in New York reestablishing him as the man to beat in the Republican presidential race. That version of Trump was markedly more disciplined, gentler and more appealing than the version of Trump we've seen for much of the last year. And, that fact should scare the hell out of establishment Republicans who believed that their efforts to keep Trump from the 1,237 delegates he needs to formally capture the GOP nomination was beginning to catch on.

 
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Trump Nearly Sweeps New York, Takes Almost All State Delgates: What Happens Next





Putting much of the recent doubts about his slowing momentum aside, Donald Trump roared to a major victory in New York last night, collecting over 60% of the vote which will see him come away with a huge haul of delegates that moves him closer to the GOP presidential nomination. Trump began the night with 756 delegates, according to The Associated Press. He appears poised to take 89 of the 95 delegates that were up for grabs in New York. That would bring Trump’s total to 856 delegates, putting him 68 percent of the way to the 1,237 needed to clinch the nomination before the Republican National Convention in July.

 
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Is The GOP Risking Suicide?





Faithless delegates are preparing to switch to give Ted Cruz a nomination that he could not persuade Republican voters to confer upon him. Like the 1919 World Series, the fix is in.

 

 
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Peter King: "I Hate Ted Cruz, I'll Take Cyanide If He Gets The Nomination"





"I'm Not Endorsing Ted Cruz, I Hate Ted Cruz, I Think I'll Take Cyanide If He Ever Got The Nomination"

 
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Electile Dysfunction?





The inability to become aroused over any candidate for POTUS, put forth by either party...

 
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Fiat Money Fairytales





Frequently one can tell by the title of an opinion piece whether it is going to consist of quality arguments or just meretricious mudslinging. Professor Charles Postel of San Francisco State University boldly announces the latter in choosing to title his recent tirade against sound money, "Why Conservatives Spin Fairytales About the Gold Standard". As this article is so typical of what we seek to rebut, we publish it here, and now.

 
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What If Nobody Showed Up To Vote?





On election day, if fewer people lined up dutifully to choose between aspiring elective emperors, and more people assembled defiantly to decry the empire itself, peace would have much better prospects.

 
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"America First" - The Trump Slogan the Establishment Hates





Why do they hate Donald Trump? Why has the Establishment pulled out all the stops in an effort to smear him, stop him, and crush him underfoot?

 
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