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  • Ted Cruz once again proves himself presidential

    02/07/2016 1:47:56 AM PST · by GregKremer · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    As the New Hampshire primary fast approaches, I wish to remind voters that our next commander-in-chief must be of the highest character, cut from the rare cloth of our founders. Sometimes God gives us great gifts in ugly packages. Recent attacks on Ted Cruz from both the Trump and Dr. Carson campaigns gifted Cruz an opportunity to show his character and presidential instincts.
  • If Bernie Sanders loses, his backers may not be there for Hillary Clinton in November

    02/07/2016 1:28:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 6, 2016 | Evan Halper and Michael A. Memoli
    Gio Vanecchia is so enamored of Bernie Sanders that he made a five-hour drive with his wife and infant son from South Jersey on Saturday morning to catch a glimpse of the progressive firebrand. But what if Sanders loses the Democratic nomination? Asked whether he will be there to vote for the Democrat in November should Sanders falter, the 34-year-old union mechanic reacts as if the question is insane. There is not a chance, he insists, that he would ever support Hillary Clinton. "She's establishment," Vanecchia said. "Most of the guys I work with think she's a criminal." Usually, that...
  • North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, U.S.

    02/07/2016 1:24:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 2/07/16 | Ju-min Park, Shinichi Saoshiro
    SEOUL/TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbours and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test. The U.S. Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space, and South Korea's military said the rocket had put an object into orbit. North Korea said the launch of its satellite Kwangmyongsong-4, named after late leader Kim Jong Il, was a "complete success" and that it was making a polar orbit of...
  • Ted Cruz is feeling the Bern! On the NH trail with the GOP's cute but sinister rebel firebrand

    02/07/2016 1:06:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Salon ^ | February 6, 2015 | Andrew O'Hehir
    SALEM, N.H. - Ted Cruz in person, on the campaign trail, is a study in contrasts. What I principally mean by that cliche is that Cruz makes a more plausible human being when seen up close than in his animatronic television appearances, but he does not resemble a human being who came into the world by the usual method. He's both cute and sinister, a highly discordant combination. He's like a marzipan man brought to life by the kiss of a magic fairy, stuffed into overly tight blue jeans and sent toddling into middle-school cafeterias in the middle of nowhere...
  • Marco Rubio has a new name.... Marco RUBOT !

    02/07/2016 12:31:35 AM PST · by Celtic_Storm · 10 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 2-6-16 | Allegra Kirkland
    "New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tore Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) apart on Saturday night for repeating the exact same line about President Barack Obama three times in four minutes during ABC’s Republican presidential debate, calling it his memorized 25-second speech. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/christie-rubio-scripted-abc-debate
  • DPMS G2: A Better AR for Hunting

    02/07/2016 12:23:45 AM PST · by RC one · 1 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | January 16, 2014 | The Editors
    When DPMS was founded, one of the core principals was getting ARs into hunters' hands. While the original AR design wasn't ideal for most hunting scenarios, the DPMS G2 is certainly another step in the right direction. Chambered in .308, this gun is light and should handle extremely well. The gun features a carbon fiber handguard, a plunger ejector on the bolt, and will retail for about $1,699.Video at link
  • Indoor agriculture called ‘next major enhancement’ to US food supply

    02/06/2016 11:50:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Augusta Free Press ^ | January 25, 2016
    Indoor agriculture has definitely put down roots in the United States. Vegetable Growers News in 2015 cited a white paper released at the third annual Indoor Ag-Con that outlined 15 existing commercial-scale rooftop greenhouses and vertical farms in the U.S. Authors of the report, titled Indoor Crop Production: Feeding the Future, conceded that indoor farming will never replace conventional outdoor agriculture. "It will instead augment the food chain to create a diverse, distributed system more resilient to supply shocks and better prepared to meet the demands of a global population." Indoor agriculture typically entails growing produce with hydroponic and aeroponic...
  • Who Won The Republican Debate Saturday? Donald Trump Is A Winner Because Marco Rubio Had A Bad Night

    02/06/2016 11:43:55 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 35 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 02/06/16 | Cristina Silva
    Business mogul Donald Trump returned to the debate stage Saturday night and emerged victorious, but his first-place finish was largely by default. Days before the New Hampshire primary, Trump looked like a winner simply because Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, well, didn't... Trump then told the television audience that the debate crowd was full of Bush donors who were unhappy that Trump wouldn’t take their donations. Still, Time.com readers named Trump in an unscientific online poll as the debate winner...
  • Vote Now: Who Won the Eighth Republican Presidential Debate?

    02/06/2016 11:08:06 PM PST · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    TIME ^ | February 6, 2016 | TIME Staff
    Seven Republican presidential candidates took to the stage for a debate Saturday night in New Hampshire. Who do you think won?
  • Red State: Winners and Losers from Tonight's ABC Debate

    02/06/2016 10:46:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 106 replies
    Red State ^ | February 6, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    What a glum, drab debate. ABC clearly tried to make all the candidates look bad, and the bad blood between the candidates left over from Iowa meant that they just did not care about showing any level of solidarity against the media, as they often do. Christie successfully tore down Marco Rubio for the first hour of the debate, but made himself look like a royal, braying jerk in the process. Normally in these posts, I have three winners and three losers, but I don't think there even were three winners - but there were a whole bunch of losers....
  • Sanders in 1990: US must pressure Israel on Palestinians

    02/06/2016 10:23:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 2/6/16 | staff and JTA
    Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders has had a long and apparently often critical relationship with Israel. One mystery that surrounded the 74-year-old senator’s past links to the Jewish state was the identity of the kibbutz on which he spent several months in 1963 as a volunteer. On Thursday, veteran Israeli journalist Yossi Melman announced that the Democratic hopeful had named it in an interview with him more than 25 years ago. In 1990, on the eve of his election to the US House of Representatives as a socialist, Sanders named the kibbutz where he volunteered as Sha’ar HaAmakim, a...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Banning Fossil Fuel Extraction on Public Lands a 'Done Deal'

    02/06/2016 10:18:17 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 6, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    Hillary Clinton said that banning fossil fuel extraction on public lands is a 'done deal,' the Hill reported. After Thursday night's Democratic debate in New Hampshire, an activist with the green group 350 Action asked Clinton whether she would support banning hydraulic fracturing if she were elected. While Clinton said the president doesn't have the authority to do that, she did say that supporting a ban on fossil fuel extraction on public lands was a done deal. "President Obama's Interior Department in January said it would halt new leases for coal mining on federal land while it figures out how...
  • Marco Rubio is biggest loser. Trump and the governors all have a good night in NH

    02/06/2016 10:06:24 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 118 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/7/2016 | Douglas E. Schoen
    <p>Saturday night at the GOP debate in New Hampshire belonged to the executives: the governors and the businessman.</p> <p>Indeed, if Saturday is any indication of what kind of debater Donald Trump can be, then it's safe to say that it really was a mistake for him to skip the Fox News debate before the Iowa caucus. He may very have won it if he had shown this kind of strength and adeptness just days before Iowans went out to vote.</p>
  • GitHub is undergoing a full-blown overhaul as execs and employees depart

    02/06/2016 9:35:20 PM PST · by GunningForTheBuddha · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/06/2016 | Julie Bort and Matt Weinberger
    We've been hearing about a lot of drama going on at $2 billion startup GitHub, the hugely important and popular site used by millions of computer programmers where 10 or more executives have departed in recent months.The more we write about the inner turmoil, the more people step forward to share details and opinions.…"They are trying to control culture, interviewing and firing. Scary times at the company without a seasoned leader. While their efforts are admirable it is very hard to even interview people who are 'white' which makes things challenging," this person said.Sanchez is known for some strong views...
  • I am 100% Behind Donald Trump For President- Who IS Your VP Pick?

    02/06/2016 9:31:00 PM PST · by clippedwings · 91 replies
    2/6/2016 | Clipped Wings
    OBVIOUSLY It is time that we stand up for our country again.....I Am disappointed in our recent leadership. Leadership: I am 100% behind Mr. Donald Trump. Who would YOU select as Vice President? immigration: i 100% agree with the building of the wall. but we don't build it.. they build it.. on their way home they have to pick up and place a brick and trowel and place a brick into the wall representing their trespassing. The wall would not be so big if so many of them have not violated our country. I'm not talking about jailing anyone or...
  • Who won the Republican debate? Cast your vote

    02/06/2016 9:22:19 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 57 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 2/6/16 | UK Telegraph
    Did Donald Trump dominate? Did Marco Rubio make his mark? Read the verdicts from our election team and let us know who you think won the eighth Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire
  • EU foreign affairs chief announces visit to Iran

    02/06/2016 9:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2016 9:58 AM EST
    European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini says she is preparing to visit Iran following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran with world powers. Mogherini said Saturday there was no set date had been set, but that preparations with Tehran were well underway. She insisted all 28 EU nations were backing the opening with Iran. ...
  • China Builds Schools in Tanzania as Sino-Africa Ties Deepen

    02/06/2016 9:16:36 PM PST · by piasa · 15 replies
    Xinhua ^ | February 4, 2016
    ARUSHA, Tanzania, Feb.3 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese influence in Tanzanian soil is increasingly becoming big and bold. This can be seen after the Asian nation built two ultra-modern primary schools in Tanzania. The schools have been built in Tanzania's University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and University of Dodoma (UDOM) campuses. China built the two schools under the Sino-Africa Friendship Primary Schools Project worth 3.23 million U.S. dollars. The schools are fully furnished with all modern teaching and learning facilities, and students enrolled in those schools will have chance of learning Chinese language and culture from Standard One to Standard...
  • Transcript of the New Hampshire GOP debate, annotated

    02/06/2016 9:15:06 PM PST · by iowamark · 2 replies
    The Republicans debated in New Hampshire on Saturday night, and the Fix team and other Washington Post reporters are using Genius annotations to explain what it all meant. . The debate comes just days before New Hampshire's Feb. 9 primaries. To see an annotation, click or tap the highlighted part of the transcript; if you would like to leave your own annotations, make sure you have a Genius account. Post staff annotations will appear by default; others are in a menu that you can see in the upper right when you click or tap on an annotation. It got started...
  • Statehouse Insider: Three days until President Obama turns Illinois around

    02/06/2016 9:12:21 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Peoria Journal Star ^ | 2-6-2016 | Doug Finke, GateHouse Media Illinois
    It's just three days until President Barack Obama visits Springfield and delivers a speech to a joint session of the General Assembly. Ever since the visit was announced, various politicians have offered their thoughts about what the visit and speech might mean for an Illinois government that is about as divided as it's ever been. Mostly those comments have been bland bromides expressing hope that the president's speech will help calm the political tensions in the state. Then there was Gov. Bruce Rauner last week responding to a question about whether Obama's visit is a bit like being scolded by...
  • Trump Gets Booed For Taking On GOP Donor Class

    02/06/2016 9:06:55 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/06/15
    “You know who has the tickets to the television audience?” Trump said. “Donors, special interests, the people that are putting up the money. That's who it is. The RNC told us. We have all donors in the audience. And the reason they're not loving me—the reason they're not—excuse me. The reason they're not loving me is, I don't want their money.” The audience didn’t take kindly to Trump’s dismissal, booing him repeatedly during an exchange with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XIX

    02/06/2016 9:05:43 PM PST · by Windflier · 39 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6 February 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/07

    02/06/2016 8:59:52 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 130 replies
    My own workup | 02/07/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The New Hampshire Primary takes place in two days. Only vote on this thread on: 02/07/2016 another thread will pop up five minutes before: 02/08/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it five minutes or so on...
  • Rubio, Bush, and Christie on Selective Service

    02/06/2016 8:59:27 PM PST · by RightFighter · 34 replies
    ABC Republican Debate | 2/6/2016 | RightFighter
    Did anyone else notice how badly Rubio, Bush, and Christie mangled the question of women registering for the Selective Service tonight? They all three demonstrated that they apparently don't understand what that means. Either that, or they're all heartless bastards who think that young women should be able to be forced to enter military service and die in combat. I've skipped some of the non-relevant chatter, but I've done my best to capture each candidate's response to the question. Radditz: Senator Rubio...should young women be required to sign up for Selective Service in case there's a draft? Rubio: ...I have...
  • GOP Debate Number 526

    02/06/2016 8:52:08 PM PST · by pboyington · 9 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 6, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The Republican debate lingered on for three, count ‘em three whole hours. By the top of the second hour, I was channel surfing. An old episode of Barnaby Jones seemed more stimulating than Kasich discussing Medicaid issues in Cleveland. By the bottom of the second hour, I was nodding off and dreaming that I was in a genie bottle with Mary Katherine Ham. All they needed was for Fiorina and Gilmore (yes, he’s still in the race) to show up and you could have had a Hollywood Squares lineup with Trump as center square. The main gist of the debate...
  • Vote Now: Who Won the Eighth Republican Presidential Debate?

    02/06/2016 8:51:47 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 58 replies
    time.com ^ | February 6
    Republicans met for their eighth presidential debate Saturday night, and we want to know who you think won. Take a moment to click the link below next to the candidate who you thought did the best at the ABC debate in New Hampshire.
  • Marco Rubio Knocks It Out Of The Park on Abortion at ABC #GOPDebate

    02/06/2016 8:49:58 PM PST · by absentee · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | 2/6/16 | Caleb Howe
    Every Republican and conservative in America knows the media’s double standards when it comes to asking hard questions. It was especially evident this week in the difference between the Democrat and Republican debates. And it is the most evident in how the media deal with abortion. Sen. Rubio takes them apart over it.
  • The Pope Francis Mercy Monopoly; Is this a Joke? [Catholic Caucus]

    02/06/2016 8:42:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | Saturday February 6, 2016 | Christopher A Ferrara
    It seems to be impossible to get off the Francis beat on which Remnant writers and other tradition-minded Catholic commentators around the world have found themselves over the past three years. Not a week passes without something from the Vatican, orchestrated by Francis and his public relations team, designed specifically to call attention to the latest sensational development in what is being marketed shamelessly as Pope Francis' Revolution of Tenderness and Love.(r) Many journalists have devoted entire careers to covering the Vatican beat, but this Pope's endless of train of publicity stunts has made Vatican-watchers of the rest of us....
  • MY D.C. VISION - DONALD-CHRISTIE (President/Vice President) + The Wall/Immigration

    02/06/2016 8:36:14 PM PST · by clippedwings · 56 replies
    2/6/2016 | Clipped Wings
    I KNOW I AM GOING TO GET FLACK..I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT NAY-SAYERS. I Am disappointed in our recent leadership. This is our country we are talking about... LEADERSHIP: MY NEW VISION OF D.C:...STRONG LEADERS - THE STRONGEST WE HAVE DONALD/CHRISTIE: DONALD TRUMP (PRESIDENT) - CHRIS CRISTIE (VICE PRESIDENT) IMMIGRATION: I 100% AGREE WITH THE BUILDING OF THE WALL. BUT WE DON'T BUILD IT.. THEY BUIDL IT.. ON THEIR WAY HOME THEY HAVE TO PICK UP AND PLACE A BRICK AND TROWEL AND PLACE A BRICK INTO THE WALL REPRESENTING THEIR TRESPASSING. THE WALL WOULD NOT BE SO BIG IF...
  • Did Rand dropping out allow Christie to attack Rubio?

    02/06/2016 8:35:17 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    I think this is another underlooked aspect of what just happened. I suppose the RINO Governors would have been on stage anyway. I wonder if FIORINO was on the stage if less time would have been allowed for big boy pants and bubble boy to attack eachother?
  • Under Attack, Marco Rubio Malfunctions — And Repeats The Same Line Four Times

    02/06/2016 8:32:04 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 54 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | February 6
    In a strange, intense moment during Saturday's debate, Rubio kept repeating the same line. And Chris Christie called him out for it. "There it is!" In a high-profile stumble three days out from the New Hampshire primary, a rattled-looking Marco Rubio retreated from an aggressive grilling during Saturday's debate in a strange way: by reciting the same line at least four times. Rubio, who entered the debate with momentum following a strong third-place showing in Iowa, was asked by a moderator to identify the accomplishments in his record that have prepared him for the presidency.
  • GOP Debate: Fruit Ninja Kasich

    02/06/2016 8:29:42 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 4 replies
    Web Video ^ | Feb 6, 2016 | Unknown
    Just watch, Please: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=fruit+ninja+kasich&&view=detail&mid=BCA3A0C620A49A9136ABBCA3A0C620A49A9136AB&FORM=VRDGAR
  • Box Office: 'Hail, Caesar!' Underwhelms Friday

    02/06/2016 8:29:37 PM PST · by fireman15 · 28 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/05/2016 | Pamela McClintock, Rebecca Ford
    The third new offering of the weekend, Nicholas Sparks' film adaptation 'The Choice,' is also struggling; 'Kung Fu Panda 3' will beat all three to stay at No. 1. Ethan and Joel Coen's Hail, Caesar! grossed an underwhelming $4.3 million from 2,222 theaters Friday for a projected $11.6 million debut, the lowest nationwide start of the duo's directing career. The news is even more grim for mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The movie may only debut to $5 million after earning $2 million on Friday from 2,931 theaters. That puts it behind the the third new movie daring to...
  • Designs for Ronald, Nancy Reagan Coins Unveiled at Birthday Celebration

    02/06/2016 8:26:22 PM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Ronald Reagan Day in California was marked Saturday by a ceremony at the presidential library in Simi Valley that included the unveiling of the designs of the Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and Nancy Reagan First Spouse Coin. The ceremony on the 105th anniversary of Reagan's birth included live musical entertainment performed by the Camp Pendleton Marine Division Band and a flyover by the Tiger Squadron, a formation flying squad that primarily uses the Chinese-built Nanchang CJ6A and Soviet-built Yak 52. The program began at midday with music conducted by Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Edward D. Banta, the commanding general...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-07-16, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    02/06/2016 8:23:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-07-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 7, 2016 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 6:1-2a, 3-8 In the year King Uzziah died,I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne,with the train of his garment filling the temple.Seraphim were stationed above. They cried one to the other,"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!All the earth is filled with his glory!"At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shookand the house was filled with smoke. Then I said, "Woe is me, I am doomed!For I am a man of unclean lips,living among a people of unclean lips;yet...
  • Rubio ‘Rattled’: Establishment Favorite Crushed by Christie

    02/06/2016 8:21:31 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/06/15 | Tony Lee
    Seven GOP presidential candidates will debate in New Hampshire on Saturday evening in their only debate before the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% , looking to sustain his momentum after his Iowa win, will be joined by New Hampshire frontrunner Donald Trump, who will return to the stage after skipping Fox News’s Iowa debate, Dr. Ben Carson.Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , Ohio Governor John Kasich, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Carly Fiorina did not qualify for the debate though she, unlike Christie, actually won some delegates in Iowa....
  • Similarities Between Traditional Conservatives And Feminists

    02/06/2016 8:21:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Chateau Heartiste ^ | February 6, 2016 | CH
    Tradcons and feminists have more in common than either would care to confront. Browsing popular alt-right outposts, I’ve found that a significant number of them — not all; I don’t mean this to be a sweeping indictment of the tradcon right — share with feminists a misunderstanding of sex differences and of the functioning of the sexual market (hint: it’s transactional in nature, and sneering at the messenger won’t change that fact).
  • Anodizing (Or the beauty of corrosion)

    02/06/2016 8:20:33 PM PST · by Utilizer · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Feb 24, 2014 | Anna Berney
    Anodizing (Or the beauty of corrosion) Bill describes how metals like aluminum and titanium are made resistant to corrosion by growing an oxide layer into the metals. These is the same process used on many Apple products.
  • ABC did better than Megyn Kelly

    02/06/2016 8:18:35 PM PST · by suekas · 42 replies
    Very impressed with ABC. Moderators challenged candidates. Did not debate the candidates like Megyn Kelly.
  • Ted Cruz Shuts Down Martha Raddatz’s Cheap Gotcha on North Korea

    02/06/2016 8:15:19 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 6, 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    During Saturday night's ABC News debate, co-moderator Martha Raddatz, a personal friend of Barack Obama's, asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) an incredibly dumb gotcha question premised on the idea that Cruz is some kind of war-monger, but only when he wants to be. Cruz was first about the news that, in violation of treaty, North Korea launched fired a long-range rocket Saturday. Cruz gave an impressive and detailed answer about North Korean threat that included legitimate criticism of President Clinton's mishandling of his failed nuclear deal. Raddatz then attacked: ...
  • Soros Tops Individual Donors as $100 million floods Presidential Super PAC

    02/06/2016 8:15:13 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Feb 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    The bipartisan Open Secrets blog reported that a small number of Americans, led by George Soros, donated $100 million to Presidential Super PACs in the second half of 2015. Federal Election Commission filings of 21 different Super PACs supporting the top 13 major party candidates show "29 individuals or organizations who gave $1 million or more" for a total of $99.4 million collected in a six-month period. Adding in the 13 campaign committees, to total raised in the second half of 2015 was $260 million. Democrat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pocketed the largest individual single Super PAC donation...
  • Megyn Kelly Defends Maddow: ‘What’s the Harm’ in Her Moderating a Debate?

    02/06/2016 8:12:00 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Mediate ^ | 02/05/15 | Josh Feldman
    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow co-moderated last night’s Democratic debate, and while she did receive praise for asking tough, substantive questions, she did receive criticism because of the very fact that she was an outspoken liberal commentator moderating a presidential debate. Oh, and also the fact that she hugged both candidates. On Fox News tonight, Megyn Kelly and Howard Kurtz had their doubts about Maddow’s claim she would do the same for Republicans, with Kurtz insisting “she should not have been on that stage.” Kelly, however, pointed out that the RNC has pushed for conservative commentators to co-moderate their debates (i.e....
  • Gallup: New Hampshire Now Least Religious State in U.S.

    02/06/2016 8:11:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Gallup ^ | 02/06/2016 | Frank Newport
    New Hampshire is the least religious state in the U.S., edging out Vermont in Gallup's 2015 state-by-state analysis. Mississippi has extended its eight-year streak as the most religious state, followed closely by neighboring Alabama. These state-by-state results are based on over 174,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking in 2015, including more than 480 interviews in every state and more than 1,000 interviews in most states. Complete results and sample sizes are shown at the end of the article. Gallup classifies Americans into three religious groups based on their responses to a question measuring religious service attendance and...
  • Twitter Skewers 'Robot' Rubio For Repeating The Same Line 4 Times

    02/06/2016 8:06:06 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 46 replies
    Twitter users mercilessly mocked Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as a "robot" for repeating the same soundbite four times Saturday during ABC's Republican presidential debate. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attacked Rubio as "scripted" for repeating the same line about President Barack Obama during a back-and-forth between the two candidates. Rubio said three times that Republicans had to dispel the notion that Obama "doesn't know what he's doing." On Twitter, celebrities and commentators alike fired off their own critiques:
  • 405 toll lanes may have been trigger for firing of WSDOT secretary Lynn Peterson

    02/06/2016 8:04:23 PM PST · by djwright · 9 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 2/6/2016 | Mike Lindblom
    In the end, state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson wasn’t derailed by nearly $400 million in Highway 520 bridge overruns, or even the two-year delay in the Highway 99 tunnel, a pair of projects that she inherited. Instead, the cardinal sin that Peterson and her department committed was to infuriate suburban motorists. Senate Republicans on Friday ousted Peterson without warning, by voting not to confirm her, three years after Gov. Jay Inslee appointed her. Blame a bumpy rollout of Interstate 405 express-toll lanes, which were meant to improve traffic flows in south Snohomish and northeast King counties. Instead, they moved some...
  • Grading the New Hampshire Debate

    02/06/2016 8:03:32 PM PST · by xzins · 92 replies
    Vanity | 6 Feb 16 | Xzins
    1. Trump, A, (a) Nailed the waterboarding question, (b) Destroy ISIS's resources. 2. Cruz, A-, (a) A water-boarding answer that screamed "I don't trust the military. (b) Gave Trump an opening at the very end. (c) Personal story about sister very honest. (d) Smacked the lady moderator with his "I'm here tonight" not in DC getting a briefing on N.Korea missile. 3. Rubio, B+, (a) Absolutely solid on life, (b) Actually right about Barack Obama over Christie, 4. Carson, B, (a) Honest, (b) Hit the closing statement out of the park 5. Kasich, C, (a) Ohio budget surplus, (b) Friendly...
  • WE HAVE A PROBLEM

    02/06/2016 8:02:15 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 27 replies
    Gop debate is over. No commentary from FOX. It's obviously not that big of an issue to them. Can someone educate me?
  • Marco Rubio Uses Same Line 4 Times at Debate, Even After Christie Busts Him

    02/06/2016 7:57:39 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | February 5
    Senator Marco Rubio let his inner "boy in the bubble" show at Saturday night's Republican presidential debate, tripping and falling right into Chris Christie's criticism that Rubio is too scripted, and unable to think on his feet. Within minutes, Rubio used the same exact line about dispelling "this fiction that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing," with slight variations, four times.
  • Could This Helmet Save Football From The Sport's Concussion Problem?

    02/06/2016 7:52:57 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 4, 2016 | Abigail Tracy
    As a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Sam Browd brought a swift end to the early athletic careers of innumerable youths across a myriad of sports due to concussions. Browd’s experience prematurely “retiring” children from athletics—most notably football—and the countless emotional conversations with parents made him question what could be done to address head injuries suffered by children while playing sports. In 2013, Browd, an associate professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington, connected with Dave Marver and Per Reinhall—both of whom also had ties to the Seattle-based university and backgrounds in medical technology and mechanical...
  • Rubio is winning me over

    02/06/2016 7:47:26 PM PST · by ritpg · 91 replies
    2/6/16 | Terry Garvey
    How anyone in the debate audience could boo Marco Rubio for saying the Obama knows exactly what he is doing and is not incompetent is incomprehensible to me. Obama is intentionally destroying the US and anyone who would boo someone for saying that is an idiot.