Ben Carson TIED with Trump in Iowa…Poll

Christian conservatives, who represent nearly 40 percent of likely caucus participants in the poll, may be starting to coalesce around the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins….

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Open Thread for August 31st, 2015….

Four months to go till the 2016 Presidential session starts….

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Samsung is out with its ‘Gear S2’ Round faced Smart Watch

Samsung today unveiled its newest smart watch, the Samsung Gear S2, which is the company’s first watch that includes a round display instead of one that’s square or rectangular…..

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244 illegal immigrants detained in a 4 day sweep across Southern California…

Among the people captured, 191 were from Mexico and the rest were from 21 other countries including France, Ghana, Peru and Thailand, the agency said. A majority of them had convictions for violent felonies or weapons or sex abuse charges…..

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Mt. McKinley goes back to being Denali…

The mountain was officially recognized as Mount McKinley in 1917, 21 years after a gold prospector named it after McKinley, then a presidential candidate, to express support for his campaign….

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Daily Kos Morning Digest 8/31/15… Lacy Clay could face a tough primary over his role in the Ferguson protests

MO-01: Rep. Lacy Clay has never had much of a problem securing renomination in his safely blue St. Louis-area seat, with him easily defeating Russ Carnahan after the two congressmen were drawn into the same district in 2012. But in mid-August, state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal refused to rule out challenging Clay in the Democratic primary…..

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Political Roundup for August 31, 2015…Carson rises in Iowa…RRH Elections

An under-reported story seems to be how well Carson is doing, as he has been in second place in multiple national and state polls……

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China and Russia working together on hacked US data…..

Counterintelligence officials say their adversaries combine those immense data files and then employ sophisticated software to try to isolate disparate clues that can be used to identify and track — or worse, blackmail and recruit — U.S. intelligence operatives…..

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Trump and Tax Increases?

“Those aren’t the types of things a typical Republican candidate would say,” said Michael R. Strain, a scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, referring to the candidate’s comments on hedge funds, support for entitlement spending and the imposing of trade tariffs. “A lot of these things are not things that businesses would be happy about.”

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Looks like No settlement in the Brady/NFL DeflateGate case?….

“If there is going to be any … it will come Monday with the judge applying the pressure,” the person said……

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Bernie Sanders is a unknown in Nevada…Hillary Clinton is NOT….

Nonwhite voters make up just less than half of the state’s population, while white voters are much more dominant in New Hampshire (92 percent) and Iowa (88 percent)…..

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Hillary Clinton supports bill limiting payouts and lobbying for private/government employment…

The Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act, which is sponsored in the Senate by Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and in the House by Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), would ban golden parachutes and crack down on other conflicts of interest in government…..

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The Hill moves the GOP ratings to Trump, Bush and Kasich….1, 2, 3….

Donald Trump does lead the Republican 2016 Presidential nomination race…

No doubt….

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Trump…Republican insiders question?

They shake their heads, unable to fully comprehend Trump’s appeal, but more than that they are disturbed by the rest of the field. They do not believe Trump will be the nominee, but high hopes for a deep, quality field have not been met.

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Kanye West for President in 2020…

Kanye West is no stranger to shocking MTV Video Music Awards appearances, but his speech during Sunday night’s 2015 VMAs took a wildly unexpected turn when the rapper announced his intention to run for president of the United States.

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Donald Trump is NOT a Republican….Part 2

First, Trump is essentially using the Republican primary to run a third-party campaign, not a right-wing insurgency. Second, Trump’s appeal is oddly like that of Franklin Roosevelt, in the sense that he’s a rich, well-connected figure — a rich New Yorker, at that — who’s campaigning as a traitor to his class……

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