Monthly Archives: February 2016

GOP Establishment Plots New Attacks on Trump


Wall to wall negative ads designed to reduce support for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump are in the making at the hands of what has become the Republican establishment cartel.

Numerous campaign finance entities working with mainstream GOP hacks are scheming to purchase airtime for a barrage of attack ads against their own party’s front-runner.

A portion of the hit piece advertising may begin prior to Super Tuesday; however, the negative onslaught will most likely continue beyond the pivotal day.

The GOP establishment appears to be lowering itself to the level of the Democrat Party at its worst and even looks to be stealing a page from the Dem’s longstanding dirty playbook.

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John Kerry Seeks Hollywood Advice on How to Fight ISIS


John Kerry recently traveled to Hollywood to meet with a dozen industry executives.

Ostensibly, the Secretary of State went to the Left Coast to seek advice on how to win the battle against Isis.

Kerry sat down with a virtual who’s who of the entertainment business, which included NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer, Chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Jeff Shell, Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley, Universal Pictures President Jimmy Horowitz, Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, 20th Century Fox Co-Chair Stacey Snider, President of Walt Disney Motion Picture Production Sean Bailey,  Chairman of Sony Pictures Tom Rothman, and Amblin Partners CEO Michael Wright.

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Obama Holds Secret Meeting with Hollywood Donors


Following a number of recent Left Coast fundraising stops, President Barack Obama got down to business at a late night dinner meeting with some key members of the Hollywood elite.

Not only was the get-together with DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, chairman of Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn, and A-list actor Will Smith not on Obama’s public schedule, it was also intentionally kept from the press.

The White House failed to make mention of the meeting to reporters who were traveling with the president as he made his way to fundraising events and a television studio in Los Angeles.

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Bernie Sanders Gets an SNL Boost


Bernie Sanders took a pause from campaigning this past weekend in order to travel to New York for what has become a mandatory stop in any presidential hopeful’s campaign, the all-important “Saturday Night Live” appearance.

The Vermont senator and Democrat presidential candidate currently has his eye on what may turn out to be his first victory of the electoral season, a New Hampshire win over Hillary Clinton.

“Seinfeld” co-creator and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Larry David, who has portrayed Sanders several times on “SNL,” hosted the most recent show and even appeared alongside the real Sanders in a memorable segment.

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