O’Malley: Cable News Network Admitted They Gave Hillary 50, Bernie 40, And O’Malley 10 Percent Of The Questions

On May 16th, former Maryland Governor and presidential candidate Martin O’Malley claimed that cable news networks admitted prior to the TV debates that he would get 10 percent of the questions, Hillary Clinton would get 50, and Bernie Sanders would get 40 percent of the questions.

That claim can be seen on an interview on the show Square Off on the local network ABC2 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The quote is at the 5:20 mark in the video at the website below:

http://www.abc2news.com/marketplace/square-off/square-off-former-gov-martin-omalley-gives-1st-tv-interview-since-ending-presidential-bid

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Republican Presidential Contender Lindsey Graham Decides He Likes Disaster Relief After All

Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham is asking for federal aid for his home state of South Carolina as it fights raging floods.  However, according to CNN, Graham voted to oppose similar aid for New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2013.

“Let’s just get through this thing, and whatever it costs, it costs,” Graham told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on CNN on Monday.

Graham was among the senators who opposed a federal aid package in January 2013 to assist states hit by Hurricane Sandy, but now he doesn’t seem to remember it, according to CNN.

“I’m all for helping the people in New Jersey. I don’t really remember me voting that way,” Graham said to CNN.

When pressed further, Graham said: “Anyway, I don’t really recall that, but I’d be glad to look and tell you why I did vote no, if I did.”

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/sen-lindsey-graham-wants-federal-aid-for-south-170558528.html

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/after-sc-floods-lindsey-graham-reverses-course-disaster-aid

CNN Poll Puts Carly Fiorina In 2nd Place In GOP Race

A new national CNN/ORC poll shows Carly Fiorina in 2nd place, with 15% support.  Donald Trump is still the party’s front-runner with 24% support. However, that is an 8 percentage point decrease from earlier in the month when a similar poll had him at 32%.

Fiorina was at 3% in early September.

Ben Carson polled at 14%, putting him at 3rd place.

Marco Rubio came in at 11%, and Jeb Bush rounds out the top 5, carrying 9%.

(Update)

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/20/politics/carly-fiorina-donald-trump-republican-2016-poll/

Hugh Hewitt’s Inaccurate Prediction…

Conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt said to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday that he is happy with his participation in last Wednesday’s GOP debate, even though he did not have much on-air time.

He also made at least one incorrect prediction.

Hewitt said that Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker started the debate strong and then went on to predict that Walker was in it for the long haul.

“Keep an eye on him because he’s playing a very long game in Iowa,” Hewitt said. “Midwestern nice works there.”

Today, 9/21/2015, sources close to Walker have said that he has decided to end his run for the presidency.

Apparently, Hewitt’s debate performance didn’t live up to expectations.  The Washington Post called Hewitt “Donald Trump’s newest debate-moderator foil.”  According to MSNBC, Hewitt didn’t get much time on-air.

He commented on Carly Fiorina’s strong performance, saying that she’s a “force of nature” who is a “bit rather like [late British Prime Minister] Margaret Thatcher.”

Morning Joe asked Hewitt about his participation in the week’s debate.

“I think the audience speaks for itself,” Hewitt told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. “Twenty-three million people [watched] for three hours, and I got the questions that were most important to me.”  He said he was able to ask about Syria, the burden of the Bush name, and national security.

“With 11 people on the stage, we went through the rundown for a couple of days,” he told the morning show. “I’m very comfortable with the fact that you need a quarterback,” said Hewitt, referring to CNN reporter Jake Tapper.

” I was a wide receiver, so was Dana [Bash], the ball came to us a few times, but I’ve told all my listeners and followers on Twitter, don’t be upset,” he said, according to Newsmax.

He said it was “unfortunate” that Donald Trump spoke for 19 minutes, while Walker only got nine minutes at the mic, but still, there were “fortunate” moments, such as the “longest sustained conversation about Iran and the Syrian hell hole that exists there.”

(Updated report)

Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/CNN-Debate-Success-Hugh-Hewitt/2015/09/18/id/692171/#ixzz3mPKhQrms

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/scott-walker-set-exit-gop-presidential-race-n431196

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/09/04/who-is-hugh-hewitt/

New CNN / ORC Presidential Poll: Trump Still On Top

There is a new presidential poll out by CNN and ORC (Opinion Research Corporation).

The survey finds Trump has the support of 24% of Republican registered voters.

His nearest competitor,former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, stands at 13%.

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson has 9%.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have 8%.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has 6%, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former tech CEO Carly Fiorina and Ohio Gov. John Kasich all land at 5%, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee rounds out the top 10 at 4%.

Trump is the biggest gainer in the poll, up 6 points since July according to the first nationwide CNN/ORC poll since the top candidates debated in Cleveland on August 6th.

A Fox News poll taken after the debate showed drastically different results, with Ted Cruz in 3rd place and Bush in 4th place.  Fox also showed Rubio having 4%.

(Updated post)

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/18/politics/donald-trump-presidential-poll-debate/

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/08/16/fox-news-poll-shakeup-in-gop-field-after-first-debate-sanders-gains-on-clinton/

Differing Views Of Debate

Does it ever seem like news outlets put their own spin on an issue?

Today, CNN wrote an article titled “No one eclipses Donald Trump at GOP debate.”

That article can be found here:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/07/politics/donald-trump-republican-debate/

Today, Fox News wrote an article titled “Trump loses Republican debate but Rubio, Cruz and others triumph.”

That article can be found below:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/08/07/trump-loses-republican-debate-but-rubio-cruz-others-triumph.html

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer And His Family’s Interesting History


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Wolf Blitzer is an anchor on CNN.

According to Wikipedia and IMDb, Wolf Isaac Blitzer was born in Augsburg, Germany, and was the son of Cesia Blitzer (maiden name: Zylberfuden), and David Blitzer. His parents were Jewish refugees from Oświęcim, Poland, and Holocaust survivors.

Blitzer was raised in Buffalo, New York and graduated from Kenmore West Senior High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University at Buffalo in 1970. While there, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

In 1972, he received a Master of Arts in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. While at Johns Hopkins, Blitzer studied abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he learned Hebrew.

After college, Blitzer worked in Tel Aviv for Reuters news agency, and in Washington D.C. for the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post.  He has worked at CNN since 1990.

Blitzer’s grandfather was from the town of Auschwitz (Oświęcim), which was a Polish area annexed by Germany in World War II.  His Jewish grandparents died at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

In the video, Blitzer travels to different places to learn about his family’s history.

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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0088566/bio