- 7:30 AM – Candidate Jackie Reed
- 8:00 AM – Doctor of Political Science at Calhoun Community College, Dr. Waymon Burke
- 10:00 AM – Candidate for Congress (AL-05) Dr. Will Boyd Jr.
Donald Trump described himself as the “law and order” candidate Monday and pledged increased support for police in the wake of last week’s mass killing in Dallas.
Citing rises in the killings of law enforcement officers, Trump told supporters in Virginia Beach that “our police officers rush into danger every single day to protect our communities, and they often do it thanklessly and under relentless criticism.”
While most of his speech was devoted to veterans health care, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee took time to praise “the men and women in blue” as well as crime victims, just days after the Dallas attack and the police killings of African-American men in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Also declaring himself “the candidate of compassion,” Trump vowed to improve conditions in “inner cities,” where people live in fear of crime and need help, including improved police protection.
“Too many Americans are trapped in fear, violence, and poverty,” Trump said.
He can be the “law and order” candidate if he wants to BUT the press will imply shortly that it is code for racism, a dog whistle…
“Law and order” is a familiar political slogan, one that Richard Nixon and allies used as far back as the 1968 election.
A federal judge on Monday blocked Virginia from enforcing a law that would have required all of the state’s GOP delegates to vote for Donald Trump, the winner of its presidential primary, at the national nominating convention next week.
The victory gives a token boost to Free the Delegates, a national organization seeking to allow delegates to vote their conscience, even if that means bucking the results of caucuses and primaries.
However, the ruling may not have a practical impact because the nomination process is governed by rules that will be adopted by the Republican National Committee at the convention in Cleveland.
He was the first U.S. senator to endorse Donald Trump. And like Trump, Sen. Jeff Sessions has for years espoused views on immigration and trade out of step with prevailing Republican powerbrokers.
“You have asked for 30 years, and politicians have promised for 30 years, to fix illegal immigration. Have they done it?” Sessions asked at a February campaign rally in his home state. To a thunderous “No!” from the crowd, he promised: “Donald Trump will do it.”
The alliance between the four-term senator, a measured Southerner known for his down-to-earth demeanor, and the freewheeling, over-the-top Trump at first seemed unexpected, at least in terms of style. But Sessions, now sometimes mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick, has provided valuable policy support and advice to Trump’s campaign.
Sessions, 69, is perhaps best known outside of Alabama as an ardent hardliner on immigration. He fought the 2013 “Gang of Eight” bipartisan bill that sought to create a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants now in the country illegally and was an early advocate of additional fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.
At the Alabama rally, he also criticized the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement supported by many GOP leaders, as “Obamatrade.”
“He doesn’t waver on things. He doesn’t take a poll and see what people are thinking,” Alabama Republican Party Chairwoman Terry Lathan said of Sessions.
69. White. Alabama. Male.
By the way, Trump has the old-white-Alabama-vote locked up…
Campaign finance experts at Market Watch have broken down where most of Trump’s donations are coming from, and Alabamians are outspending their fellow citizens from almost every other state.
Coming in at number 7, Alabama beat out 43 states in overall percentage of political donations sent to Donald Trump. Alabama’s neighbor, Mississippi, finished first, and southern states such as Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisiana rounded out the top 5.
“I don’t need your money, I need your vote. Keep your money, I don’t want any of your money,” Trump said at a New Hampshire rally back in February. But despite his perpetual claims that his campaign is entirely self-funded, the presumptive GOP nominee has still taken in $1.77 million in small-contribution donations.
While that number is dwarfed by the fundraising efforts of Hillary Clinton, the money still has to come from somewhere. In the Yellowhammer State, 1.54 percent of all political donations have gone to the Donald, accounting for a sum of $26,150.04. The average donation size is $458.77.
The state with the fewest percentage of Trump donors is Vermont, with only 0.11 percent of all donations going to the New York billionaire.
Sanders is finally all-in on Hillary….
Is it falling apart?
Mike Hubbard’s “Hail Mary”?
Cops who tell the truth, will be silenced…
Facebook continues it’s insane liberal ideology…
For someone who pretends to be a really smart guy, Chris Hayes is pretty stupid…
- Because it is pretty much understood that men are more criminal, no one pretends otherwise
- Because of math
Congresswoman Corrine Brown thinks she’s a victim and the Orlando shooter could have been prevented IF they FBI would have left her alone!
This should make things better…
9 billion for Nintendo…
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