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  • Dr. Rand Paul: Vaccines Can Lead to 'Mental Disorders'

    02/02/2015 4:21:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 147 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/02/2015
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul is standing by his statement that most vaccinations should be "voluntary," telling CNBC that a parent's choice not to vaccinate a child is "an issue of freedom." In an interview with the network Monday, Paul said that vaccines are "a good thing" but that parents "should have some input" into whether or not their children must get them. And he gave credence to the idea - disputed by the majority of the scientific community - that vaccination can lead to mental disabilities. "I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound...
  • It Won’t Be Hillary (she's doomed and the Rats don't have anybody else alert)

    04/25/2015 4:33:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 24, 2015 | Scott McKay
    Peter Schweizer’s book will finish off doomed Clinton campaign. Who else do Dems have? Honestly, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign won’t go any further than — if it even gets as far as — her ill-fated 2008 attempt at returning to the White House. After all, Clinton isn’t a more attractive candidate now than she was then, and after two terms of a failed Democrat president one would think it would require a candidate with real political skill to keep a Democrat installed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Clinton, unlike her glib husband, has no such...
  • HILL-ARIOUS: Bill Clinton’s Wife Condemns ‘Scourge Of Sexual Assault’ In First Big Speech

    04/25/2015 4:13:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 24, 2015 | Eric Owens
    In the first major speech of her scandal-plagued presidential campaign, Democrat Hillary Clinton explicitly raised the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. Clinton delivered the wide-ranging speech at the Women in the World Summit in New York City on Thursday, according to Inside Higher Ed. “When women of any age, whether on college campuses or military bases or even in their homes, face sexual assault, then no woman is secure,” she declared. “Every woman deserves to have the safety and security they need. That means we have to guarantee that our institutions respond to the continuing scourge of sexual...
  • Joe Biden Is No Joke

    04/24/2015 4:53:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    usnews.com ^ | april 24, 2015 | Mark W. Davis
    With Hillary Clinton's campaign already faltering, Democrats have an obvious candidate to turn to.Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy is beginning to look like an aging bomber hit one time too many by flak. Her campaign is making that ungraceful roll that precedes the fatal, disintegrating tumble. For decades, the Clintons have been the Houdinis of American politics, able to wiggle out of heavy chains to escape one death trap after another, always emerging with taunting smiles. But this time feels different. Yesterday, The New York Times­ ran a long investigative piece detailing how millions in cash went to the Clinton Foundation...
  • Selling out the country is a long standing Clinton family tradition

    04/24/2015 8:37:40 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-24-15 | DrJohn
      In 2014 China made a round trip to the moon with robotic explorers. The Chinese intend to launch a mission to the moon that will return samples back to Earth. They have outlined their ambitious plans for outer space here. IEEE/Spectrum calls China the "Next Space Superpower."“The Chinese have said repeatedly that they are not going to go into space, land on the moon, look around, say, Been there, done that,’ and consider themselves done,” says Johnson-Freese. “They’re going to do stepping-stone infrastructure, and in those terms their space station makes sense.” Where else might Chinese astronauts go? Their...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz: Loretta Lynch Was Confirmed Because GOP Establishment Wanted Her

    04/24/2015 3:49:58 PM PDT · by VinL · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/24/2015 | Matt Boyle
    snip... Cruz said those Republicans responsible for confirming Lynch and all the Democrats violated their oaths of office, since Lynch has guaranteed that she will uphold President Obama’s lawlessness, including especially his executive amnesty. Cruz said: "I have been leading the fight to stop the confirmation of Loretta Lynch—and the reason is simple: Ms. Lynch came before the Senate Judiciary Committee and refused to articulate any constitutional limits whatsoever on the authority of the president. When asked how she would differ from Eric Holder, the most partisan attorney general this nation has ever seen, she refused to state even a...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz: NYT ‘Hit Pieces’ Against Me Suggest They’re ‘Dismayed’ I’m Gaining Traction

    04/24/2015 2:26:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/24/2015 | Matt Boyle
    (snip) The focus of the fundraiser was on foreign policy and standing with Israel, and everyone at the fundraiser was on the same page—which is the Obama-Clinton foreign policy has dramatically weakened our friendship and relationship with the nation of Israel. The Times somehow found it extraordinary that a conservative Republican would be willing to have a conversation about foreign policy with people who are homosexual. It is only in the Times’ strange caricature of conservatism that that is the case. I am happy to bring my conservative message to anybody—conservative or liberal—and not every supporter of a candidate will...
  • Why Rubio is running away from the most prominent item on his résumé (immigration)

    04/24/2015 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2015 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Marco Rubio had changed his mind. It was December 2012. The Senate gym. Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) was making the ask. “You ought to be a part of this,” Durbin told Rubio (R-Fla.), as Rubio rode a stationary bike. Durbin and six other senators wanted to rewrite U.S. immigration laws. In the process, they wanted to give illegal immigrants a way to become legal residents and — eventually — citizens. Just two years earlier, Rubio had been against doing that. “It is unfair,” he had said, as a tea party candidate for Senate, “to create an alternative pathway for...
  • Did Putin Snag US Uranium and Sell It to Iran?

    04/24/2015 1:10:18 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 4/24 | Rob Garver
    Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), a member of both the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Foreign Relations Committee, appeared to allege that uranium mined in the United States has illegally been taken out of the country. Barrasso went on to say that he is specifically concerned that the uranium may have been transported to Iran. The claim has particular political salience at the moment because of an investigative piece published by The New York Times on Thursday that showed the Clinton Foundation, run by former President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, had accepted millions of...
  • Ted Cruz Is Guest of Two Gay Businessmen

    04/24/2015 1:18:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Senator Ted Cruz has positioned himself as a strong opponent of same-sex marriage, urging pastors nationwide to preach in support of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman, which he said was “ordained by God.” But on Monday night, at a reception for him at the Manhattan apartment of two prominent gay hoteliers, the Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful struck quite a different tone. During the gathering, according to two people present, Mr. Cruz said he would not love his daughters any differently if one of them was gay. He did not mention his opposition to...
  • WPA MEMO: Ted Cruz firmly in top tier of candidates

    04/24/2015 12:46:09 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 04/16/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Chris Wilson, Director of Research and Analytics for Cruz for President and CEO of WPA Opinion Research, prepared the following memo on the latest round of national and early state polls showing Senator Cruz firmly in the top tier of candidates only three weeks after announcing his candidacy and with several more announced candidates in the race.The full text of the memo is below and can also be downloaded here. TO: JEFF ROE, CAMPAIGN MANAGER FROM: CHRIS WILSON, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND ANALYTICS, TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT; CEO, WPA OPINION RESEARCH SUBJECT: CRUZ CONTINUES TO SHOW STRENGTH...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz: Hillary Clinton ‘Embodies The Culture Of Corruption In Washington

    04/24/2015 12:45:35 PM PDT · by VinL · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/24/15 | Matt Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, hammered former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democratic presidential candidate, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News—zeroing in on the new developments of the forthcoming Peter Schweizer “Clinton Cash” book. “The latest scandal regarding Hillary Clinton is stunning in the breadth of the allegations and at the same time I’m not surprised because it is consistent with a pattern we’ve seen for many decades,” Cruz said. Hillary Clinton embodies the culture of corruption in Washington, where politicians enrich themselves and expand their own power—Washington only gets more and more...
  • Boehner: Time For Hillary To Turn Her Private Server Over ('She violated the law')

    04/24/2015 1:55:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3 hours ago | By FRANCESCA CHAMBERS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Hillary Clinton should have to turn her computer hardware over to the federal government, House Speaker John Boehner now says, though he hasn't decided yet if he'll take legal action to force her hand. 'She violated the law, and the idea that she was going to use her own server and do official business on it goes against every transparency issue that the President likes to tout,' Boehner told Bloomberg News. The Republican leader said the executive branch 'just can't ignore the fact that there are a lot of public documents on this server that the American people have a...
  • John Boehner May Hold House Vote to Subpoena Hillary Clinton’s Email Server

    04/24/2015 1:05:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, April 23, 2015 | By David Sherfinski -
    House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that the full House may have to vote to subpoena former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email server, as the chairman of the Benghazi investigative committee officially called on her to testify twice to his panel. The invitation by Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican and chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, sets up a test for Mrs. Clinton, the former first lady and newly announced Democratic presidential candidate, whose attorney has said she wants to appear before the committee only once, in public. Mr. Gowdy asked Mrs. Clinton to...
  • Ted Cruz Campaign Battles 'Intolerant' Boycott of Gay Donors ... (Brilliance of Cruz!)

    04/24/2015 3:03:25 PM PDT · by VinL · 66 replies
    Bloomberg | 4/24/2015 | DavidWeigel
    Bloomberg - link and title only. Sub-title... "A culture war blows up, and Cruz intends to win it!" politics/articles/2015-04-24/ted-cruz-campaiA culture war blows up, and Cruz intends to win it.
  • Cruz Address on Lynch Appointment

    04/24/2015 10:53:12 AM PDT · by Hennible Cobb · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Daniel Doherty
    The Senate narrowly confirmed Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general today, 166 days after she was first nominated for the post. The Senate approved Lynch’s nomination with a vote of 56 to 43. Stay tuned for updates. UPDATE: The following Senate Republicans voted 'aye' (via TPM): In an unexpected turn, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) voted with the Democratic caucus to confirm Lynch after slow-walking her nomination. The other Republicans who voted for Lynch were Sens. Orrin Hatch (UT), Lindsey Graham (SC), Jeff Flake (AZ), Thad Cochran (MS), Susan Collins (ME), Mark Kirk (IL), Kelly Ayotte (NH), Ron...
  • 'CLINTON CASH’ GOES HOLLYWOOD: ‘AVENGERS’ STAR MARK RUFFALO (THE HULK) WANTS HILLARY 'PRIMARIED'

    04/24/2015 11:32:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 24 Apr 2015 | by DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Ator Mark Ruffalo posted a link to an investigation based on Peter Schweizer’s new exposé Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich on his Twitter page Thursday, a possible signal that Schweizer’s book has penetrated the Hollywood establishment’s liberal entertainment elites. In his post, the Avengers star took a jab at presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, calling Clinton’s involvement in the newly revealed Uranium One scandal a “problem” and reiterating his desire to see Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren challenge Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016. “This’s the problem! #RunWarrenRun,” Ruffalo...
  • Pearland ignores own law/Cruz couldn't care less about me/Then Mod Strikes me with ZOT

    04/24/2015 10:02:54 AM PDT · by CraigHenry · 145 replies
    Personal experience | 04/24/2015 | CraigHenry
    The City of Pearland, TX completely ignored its own code of ordinances in order to assess a fine against me over an animal I never owned. I proved my case in open court, but my evidence was ignored. I e-mailed Ted Cruz because he purports to be a champion of citizens' rights and principles. I asked for his help, but he couldn't even trouble himself to respond let alone offer any assistance. I guess he only supports individuals who can help fill his campaign coffers. Yessir, your tax dollars at work. Makes me proud to be a Texas conservative voter.
  • The uranium deal is not about Hillary. It is about Obama!

    04/24/2015 9:55:11 AM PDT · by GilGil · 73 replies
    steynnonline.com ^ | 04/24/15 | Mark Steyn
    Everyone misses the central story here and it is not Hillary. It is Obama who approved this. This is the bigger story a scandal beyond belief. Does anyone realize that 7 out of 9 cabinet officers of Obama's cabinet sat in on the committee to approve this? Here is another question. What did the other cabinet officers get for signing off on this deal? Is it at all conceivable that Obama knew nothing of this when 80% of his cabinet was involved? Once again! Are we to believe that Obama was totally clueless that a deal to give away 20%...
  • Clinton: 'Deep-seated' beliefs block abortion access - back up and enforce laws

    04/24/2015 9:47:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said "deep-seated … religious beliefs" have to be changed before the world's women will get full access to abortion. “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced,” Clinton said, according to The Daily Caller. “Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” she argued about abortion. “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will." “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be...
  • Mitch McConnell to Conservatives: Drop Dead

    04/24/2015 9:37:00 AM PDT · by kingattax · 111 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/24/2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterday’s Senate vote on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder, was a classic example of why talk among conservatives of forming a third party alternative to the establishment Republican Party will not die. Not only did the usual jelly-backed Senate Republicans vote to confirm Lynch, they were led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose job is, ostensibly, to be the leader of the conservative opposition to Obama and his lawless progressive agenda. In moving the Lynch nomination McConnell broke a pre-election promise that no attorney general nominee would be considered in...
  • Cruz, 145,000 pastors lead millions praying Supreme Court keeps traditional marriage

    04/24/2015 8:40:31 AM PDT · by VinL · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/24/2015 | Paul Beford
    Millions of Americans are turning to prayer over the next seven days in a bid to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold traditional marriage between a man and a woman when it considers whether states can ban gay marriage during oral arguments April 28. The effort hits Washington Saturday when a "March for Marriage" takes place featuring speeches from leaders of several religions. In addition, networks of at least 145,000 pastors, many with enormous followings, several Evangelical and pro-marriage groups and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz are leading the effort. While an easy decision for groups opposed to...
  • Unraveling: Liberal Common Cause demands Clinton Foundation, Hillary audit (wants books opened)

    04/24/2015 10:07:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist
    The financial issues plaguing Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign have become too much even for liberal groups, and now Common Cause is calling for an independent audit of donations to the Clinton Foundation. Amid suggestions that foreign governments donated to the foundation in hopes of getting special treatment from President Obama's State Department when Clinton was his top diplomat, the group on Friday said a "thorough review" is needed. "Six years ago, at Mrs. Clinton's confirmation hearing for her appointment as secretary of state, then-Sen. Dick Lugar observed that 'that foreign governments and entities may perceive the Clinton Foundation as a...
  • Draft Condi?: In Poll, Only Rice beats Hillary Clinton (43-40%)

    04/23/2015 3:08:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 23 2015 AST | Paul Bedard -Washington Secrets
    In what would be a first-ever race pitting former secretaries of state, only Condoleezza Rice would beat Hillary Rodham Clinton in Iowa, according to a new poll that could put fire under a languishing "Draft Condi" movement. A new Townhall/Gravis Marketing poll found that Rice would beat Clinton in the state as every other Republican loses to the first Democrat to officially announce her candidacy. Condoleezza Rice and her successor at State, Hillary Clinton. In the poll, Rice would beat Clinton 43 percent to 40 percent, taking evangelical Protestants, Catholics and voters under 50 years old. "What this tells me...
  • Levin: Clintons "Must Be Prosecuted"

    04/24/2015 2:47:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin argued the Clintons “must be prosecuted” for their dealings with the Clinton Foundation on Thursday.
  • Evangelical leader: Vote for Hillary Clinton, she’ll cut abortion rate in half

    04/23/2015 7:27:08 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 66 replies
    LifeSite ^ | Tue Apr 21, 2015 | Ben Johnson
    A national evangelical Christian leader has written that his fellow believers should vote for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, because she will radically reduce the abortion rate. Hillary, in whose campaign abortion industry lobbyists play a conspicuous role, favors abortion-on-demand throughout pregnancy. Yet Tony Campolo believes a second Clinton presidency will halve the number of abortions nationwide. “Hillary Clinton is one of the few candidates on the political stage who has a plan for cutting the abortion rate in America by at least 50 percent,” Campolo, a sociology professor emeritus at Eastern University, wrote in a debate on Religion News...
  • Hillary camp: Look, there’s not a “shred of evidence” any of this foreign money led to corruption

    04/23/2015 7:11:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | Guy Benson
    Perhaps not the the most effective messaging in the history of politics, but this is the corner in which Team Hillary finds itself, in the wake of two major bombshells that detonated this morning: Shorter Clinton Campaign: “All of this smoke is not caused by a fire.” https://t.co/E6gUyAuuuj pic.twitter.com/U4Zv5fWO7Q— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) April 23, 2015 The New York Times (building on reporting in the forthcoming book ‘Clinton Cash’) revealed the sordid web of cash and coziness wherein the Clintons and their foundation found themselves much richer, and the Russian government found itself in possession of a very large percentage...
  • Hillary summoned to May 18 public hearing

    04/23/2015 10:04:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    A House investigatory panel has summoned Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to testify at a May 18 public hearing about her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. The panel, which is probing the September 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has scheduled a second public hearing one month later, on June 18, to grill Clinton about Benghazi. Both hearings are contingent upon Clinton providing "a complete record" about her role before, during and after the attacks, which killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. That may be...
  • Chelsea Clinton explains why the US needs a female president NOW (Elle: She's "Innately Regal")

    04/23/2015 2:12:29 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 April 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Chelsea Clinton is opening up about life in the public eye, being a new mother and whether or not she would like to see her own mother become president in a new interview. Clinton, whose mother Hillary is expected to formally announce her presidential campaign this Sunday, said it is time the United States had a female leader. 'One of our core values in this country is that we are the land of equal opportunity, but when equal hasn't yet included gender, there is a fundamental challenge there that, I believe, having our first woman president—whenever that is—will help resolve,'...
  • Ted Cruz SLAMS Republican majority in the Senate for allowing Lynch nomination

    04/23/2015 9:03:51 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 65 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4-23-2015 | The Right Scoop
    On the Senate floor a few moments ago, Ted Cruz SLAMMED the new Senate Republican majority for refusing to block Loretta Lynch’s nomination to Attorney General. He said that the Republican majority could continue to block the nomination if they wanted to and it’s something he’s urged them to do do because of her admissions to run the DOJ in a lawless fashion just like Eric Holder. He pointed out that more than a few voters are asking what is the difference between a Republican and Democratic Senate majority when someone promising the exact same lawlessness as Holder will be...
  • Are Hillary Clinton’s China ties behind a dropped espionage investigation?

    04/23/2015 5:14:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 4/23/15 | Jon Dougherty
    Few Americans could fathom the notion that the United States is so indebted to China that one of Beijing’s spies could get away with espionage – especially with an White House in love with espionage prosecutions. But that might be the only reasonable explanation for the Obama administration’s decision to pass on prosecuting a State Department contractor who was allegedly paid thousands of dollars to someone believed to be a Chinese agent seeking information on Americans. According to Fox News, a November 2014 FBI affidavit that was filed in U.S. district court in Maryland indicates that the FBI launched a...
  • Bobby Jindal slams Indiana, Arkansas leaders for ‘retreat’ on religious liberty bills

    04/23/2015 7:30:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/23/15 | David Sherfinski
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is slamming politicians in Indiana and Arkansas for a “retreat” on so-called religious freedom legislation and says he isn’t going to be pressured by corporate America into backing off of his support for similar legislation in his home state on the issue of marriage. “In Indiana and Arkansas, large corporations recently joined left-wing activists to bully elected officials into backing away from strong protections for religious liberty,” Mr. Jindal wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday by The New York Times. “It was disappointing to see conservative leaders so hastily retreat on legislation that would simply...
  • GUTIÉRREZ: ‘PRESIDENT’ JEB BUSH OUR BEST GOP CHANCE TO PASS IMMIGRATION

    04/21/2015 1:57:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 21, 2015 | Pam Key
    This week at the The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, long-time immigration activist Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) said the potential Republican president he could work best with to pass comprehensive immigration reform is Jeb Bush. Gutiérrez said, “We would have to stay with the Bush family,” explaining George W. Bush tried twice to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Mrs Clinton Holds Candlelight Vigil for Adam Yahiye Gadahn!

    04/23/2015 8:30:30 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 12 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | April 23, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
  • Breaking: US drone strikes in Pakistan killed US, Italian hostages; live video of Obama statement

    04/23/2015 7:30:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Heartbreaking news, and a demonstration of the limit of remote-control warfare. The US drone program in Pakistan inadvertently killed two Western hostages being held by al-Qaeda, including an American whose family had repeatedly appealed for his release based on his age and health: A U.S. drone strike in January targeting a suspected al Qaeda compound in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and Italian being held hostage by the group, senior Obama administration officials said.The killing of American development expert Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto is the first known instance in which the U.S. has accidentally...
  • Warren Weinstein, Adam Gadahn Killed in U.S. Operation

    04/23/2015 7:04:51 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 92 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski, Robert Windrem and Tracy Connor
    Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American aid worker held hostage by al Qaeda, was accidentally killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation, as was an Italian hostage, Giovanni Lo Porto, and another American who was an al Qaeda leader, the White House announced on Thursday. Officials also announced that a separate operation killed Adam Gadahn, another American who became a prominent al Qaeda member. The White House said it was unaware the four were present at the sites. President Obama was set to make a statement after 10 a.m. ET. "The operation targeted an al-Qa'ida-associated compound, where we had no reason to...
  • White House: American, Italian hostages killed in US counterterror operation

    04/23/2015 6:59:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    The White House says U.S. counterterrorism operations killed American and Italian hostages held by Al Qaeda, as well as two Americans who were working with the terror organization. It says the U.S. recently concluded that American Warren Weinstein and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto, hostages held by Al Qaeda, were killed in a January operation in a border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The White House says it also believes two other Americans were recently killed in a counterterrorism operation in the same region.
  • Manchin Endorses Hillary Clinton as Presidential Candidate

    04/22/2015 4:57:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    WDTV.COM ^ | 4/21/15 | Matthew Baumgarten
    Sunday, we found out that U.S. Senator Joe Manchin removed himself from the running for Governor of West Virginia, but during the same announcement, he endorsed Hillary Clinton as his favorite presidential candidate. When Senator Manchin endorsed Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign on Sunday, he described Clinton as warm, compassionate, engaging, and tough. In 2008, Manchin waited until the Democratic candidate was already decided before endorsing Barack Obama.
  • Politicized Prosecution Run Amok in Wisconsin

    04/21/2015 12:07:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Natonal Review Online ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    The knock on the door in the dead of night is the stuff of Darkness at Noon, and of the state of Wisconsin. To the question of whether armed police can storm your house and take away your personal effects and tell you to shut up about it, based simply on your political advocacy, Wisconsin answered for years, “Why, yes, they can — now please, shut up about it.” The so-called John Doe investigations into Governor Scott Walker and conservative groups in Wisconsin have been an ongoing travesty that — now that Walker is entering the presidential stage — should...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: No, the Left is Not Going to Stop Trying to Criminalize Free Speech

    04/22/2015 8:20:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | April 22, 2015 | David French
    I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to my article about Wisconsin prosecutors’ efforts to criminalize conservative activism,complete with terrifying dawn and pre-dawn raids. Without the courage of the raids’ targets who were willing to speak with me–on and off the record–there would have been no story. Ironically enough,on the very weekend that my story hit National Review,the Huffington Post published yet another screed against so-called “dark money” relying on the very existence of the unlawful John Doe investigations to cast a cloud of suspicion on conservative activists. The language is instructive: The Wisconsin Supreme Court is slated to take up...
  • Wisconsin's Shame: 'I Thought It Was a Home Invasion'

    04/22/2015 9:02:28 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 41 replies
    NRO ^ | 20 Apr 2015 | David French
    Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled...
  • WILL SCOTUS AGREE TO HEAR WISCONSIN “JOHN DOE” CASE?

    04/23/2015 7:26:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 4/23/15 | Elizabeth Price Foley
    The Supreme Court will decide Friday whether to grant review on a case relating to the infamous Wisconsin “John Doe” investigation of conservative groups that supported Governor Scott Walker and his reform of public sector union collective bargaining.The case, O’Keefe v. Chisholm, was filed by Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth after they each received John Doe subpoenas in October 2013, demanding that they turn over all Club records and communications–including all emails, financial materials and donor lists–to prosecutors. Consistent with Wisconsin’s John Doe law, the subpoenas gagged O’Keefe and the Club, prohibiting them from speaking to anyone...
  • The Clinton Foundation received millions from [Russians who Took] 20% of US uranium deposits

    04/23/2015 9:18:12 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/23/15 | Colin Campbell and Pamela Engel
    ...Here’s the high-level summary. There are more details below. • Canadian company Uranium One owned uranium mines in the US and Kazakhstan. • Uranium One's mines account for 20% of the uranium mined in the US. Uranium is used for nuclear weapons, and it's considered a strategic asset to the US. • Russia’s state-owned atomic agency, Rosatom, bought a 17% stake in Uranium One in June 2009. • The Russian atomic agency decided it wanted to own 51% of Uranium One in June 2010. To take a majority stake in Uranium One, it needed approval from a special committee that...
  • Martin O’Malley is getting bolder and bolder. That’s a problem for Hillary.

    04/23/2015 5:42:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | April 22,2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley probably can't win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. But he can make things very uncomfortable for Hillary Clinton. Of late, he seems very committed to doing just that. The latest gambit by O'Malley came Wednesday when he sent an e-mail to supporters pledging his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "To me, opposing bad trade deals like TPP is just common sense," O'Malley wrote. "American workers whose jobs could be on the line right now are owed more than lip service. They deserve to know where leaders stand."
  • Donations to Ted Cruz come in chunks big and small, but much is murky ("Murky" compared to Hillary?)

    04/22/2015 9:37:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | April 22, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman, Washington Bureau
    The money fueling Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign for president comes in both trickles and torrents. And the sources of much of it are murky. A hedge fund billionaire is reported to have poured $30 million into the cause isn’t talking. So it’s unclear why he picked Cruz and how much he’s willing to spend to keep the Texas Republican’s hopes alive as the race plays out. Nor will Cruz identify supporters who’ve agreed to raise up to $500,000 from their networks of friends and associates — bundlers who’ll be rewarded with special access to the candidate in coming months. “Some...
  • What’s Marco Rubio’s secret? (Another love letter from the faux conserva-gives)

    04/22/2015 2:03:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the Neocons
    More than other 2016 presidential entrants Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) seems to have positively affected, even excited, Republicans. Ross Douthat writes, “Rubio more than most candidates fits the way most Republicans want to think about their party and ideology and cause.” There is much to that, and certainly Republicans want to get away from the dig that they are “grumpy,” “angry” or downright “mean.” So how does Rubio do it? Arthur Brooks, head of the American Enterprise Institute and arguably the godfather of reform conservatism, likes to say: “My movement shouldn’t be fighting against things. My movement should be fighting...
  • By Not Endorsing Hillary, De Blasio 'Maybe Playing More Dangerous Game Than He Realizes'

    04/22/2015 3:04:06 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Serious question: what did Mark Halperin mean when he said that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio "may be playing a more dangerous game than he realizes" by refusing so far to endorse Hillary? On today's With All Due Respect, Halperin prefaced his ominous observation by saying that there is "furor in Hillary Clinton's camp" over the matter. De Blasio's omission certainly is striking, considering that he was Hillary's campaign manager when she ran for Senate from New York. View the video here.
  • CERAWEEK-U.S. fracking costs falling fast, may keep fields in play

    04/22/2015 10:30:44 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 24 replies
    http://news.apsou.gr ^ | April 22 | Anna Driver
    CERAWEEK-U.S. fracking costs falling fast, may keep fields in play HOUSTON, April 22     (Reuters) - U.S. oil and natural gas companies have pushed down costs of fracking a shale well faster than expected, and if the trend holds up it could allow producers to keep working in oilfields that just months ago looked uncompetitive after the oil price crash.A more than 50 percent fall in the price of crude oil since June has left oil and gas producers insisting on steep price cuts from oilfield service companies that provide everything from drilling rigs to hydraulic fracturing.Oil is trading...
  • Voces de la Frontera challenges Walker on immigration

    04/22/2015 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Wisconsin Gazette ^ | April 22, 2015 | Wisconsin Gazette
    ..."The next president and the next Congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that's based on, first and foremost, on protecting American workers and American wages," Walker said. "Because the more I've talked to folks—I've talked to Sen. Sessions and others out there, but it is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today—is what is this doing for American workers looking for jobs, what is this doing to wages, and we need to have that be at the forefront of our discussion going forward."Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, responded, “It...
  • Scott Walker Makes Clear Immigration Argument — Protect American Workers

    04/22/2015 11:18:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 22, 2015 | L. Todd Wood
    These are fighting words for the Left. The Left has been given a free pass by the mainstream press over the last decade with regard to their immigration agenda’s effect on the ordinary American worker. Huge legal immigration combined with gargantuan illegal immigration has put downward pressure on blue-collar wages and reduced the opportunities for Americans to find good jobs. This is an obvious consequence of millions of legal and illegal immigrants coming into America to compete with regular Americans looking for work. Yesterday, Scott Walker told the mainstream press and the Left that their emperor has no clothes. A...