1. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: After NY Primary, Does Trump Have a Lock on the First Ballot?
2. Daniel R. Joseph: Can Trump Really “Win” Against China?
3. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Rough Road Ahead for Oil
4. James Hirsen: California Holds the Golden Key for Trump
5. Lowell Ponte: “Liberal” Media Trump’s Chief Booster?
6. John LeBoutillier: Bernie or Hillary? Who Is Going to Win New York? Can The Donald Get to 1237 Delegates?
After NY Primary, Does Trump Have a Lock on the First Ballot?
On the heels of the NY primary comes a series of 10 primaries at the end of April and into May. They are mostly closed to people not in the Republican Party. On April 26th, the Pennsylvania Primary with 71 delegates is a major prize. But only 17 of the 71 delegates are pledged to vote for the winner of the primary. These are at-large, bonus and RNC delegates. The other 54 delegates are selected in an unusual LOOPHOLE type primary where delegates are selected separately from the State presidential candidate preference in each of 18 Congressional District primaries. In addition, these 54 delegates are officially unpledged. [Go here for a complete analysis...]
Can Trump Really “Win” Against China?
Donald Trump has been saying that China is “killing” the US and, if he’s president, we will “win” against China. Can The Donald actually do what he claims? Can he “win” against China? I would say the answer is “yes and no,” and depends to a large degree on how you define “win.” For the sake of argument, let’s say that Trump’s intent is to “get tough” with China on certain key issues. Is that advisable and what benefit might result? Below are some thoughts relative to the most contentious issues facing the US-Sino relationship: imports from China, exports to China, cyber espionage, and... [more...]
Rough Road Ahead for Oil
After reaching a 13-year low in January and February, oil prices have floated back above the $40 mark on many indices. Brent Crude, the global benchmark, rose from a $29.31 low to a 2016 high of $44.28 last week. Much, if not all of this price increase, came from hopes of a drop in global supply. Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran, and even the U.S. were producing at record high numbers, and an agreement by OPEC to curb supply would naturally drive prices higher. [more...]
California Holds the Golden Key for Trump
By James Hirsen
Like a locomotive in the night, the headlights of the California primary are getting brighter and coming ever closer, bringing what will be a decisive conclusion to the 2016 Republican primary contest. Despite all the machinations by the GOP establishment, the Golden State June 7 primary is likely to give Donald Trump enough delegates to place him either over the magic 1,237 number or close enough so that he can win the first round at the convention in Cleveland this July and secure the nomination for the presidency. A simple fact seems to elude many in the press when it comes to covering the GOP presidential race: The only current Republican candidate who has an actual chance of obtaining a majority of delegates prior to the start of the GOP convention is the front-runner. [more...]
“Liberal” Media Trump’s Chief Booster?
By Lowell Ponte
Why are so few of Trump's supporters suspicious that the "liberal" media is their "conservative" candidate's chief booster? Is the "earned" media they give Trump an illegal $2 billion campaign contribution, or merely their tribute to his ability to boost ratings? Either way, it has grossly tilted and rigged the playing board in this election cycle. And why have Trump's fans in both the liberal and conservative media ceased to mention his "off the record" long interview with the left-of-center New York Times editorial board? Trump has refused to authorize the public release of this tape, just as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refuses to release transcripts of three private speeches before Goldman Sachs, for which these powerful bankers paid her $675,000.
Bernie or Hillary? Who Is Going to Win New York? Can The Donald Get to 1237 Delegates?
With the crucial New York Primary looming, can Bernie catch Hillary? Is Hillary becoming so damaged that her chances in a general election are diminished? In the GOP race, can The Donald get to 1237 delegates – or is the entire GOP machinery now devoted to stopping him? Is he, too, so damaged that he could not win in November? This – and much more – will be discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS – live - on Fox News Channel this Sunday evening – at 7:30 PM ET. [more...]