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  • Post Debate Thoughts - RNC Head Reince Priebus Becomes Trump's Greatest Ally

    02/14/2016 8:23:44 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 29 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2-14-2016 | sundance
    February 14, 2016Post Debate Thoughts - RNC Head Reince Priebus Becomes Trump's Greatest Ally by sundance The headline might sound odd at first, until you realize the debate audience was so over-the-top part of the establishment GOPe, even the willfully blind pundits couldn’t ignore it.We knew the South Carolina audience was going to be structured by the RNC to be mostly entrenched Brooks Brothers republicans in favor of Marco Rubio. The same general sensibility was evident in the North Charleston FNB debate.However, what no-one could expect was how the desperation of the donor and cocktail class would cause them to...
  • Video: Jeb Bush shrugs sholders on Senate vote to replace Scalia - "not important to me"

    02/14/2016 8:03:54 AM PST · by springwater13 · 70 replies
    This was in an interview this morning with Dana Bash on CNN. See link for the video.
  • Poll: Sanders tied with Clinton in Nevada

    02/14/2016 8:15:41 AM PST · by Signalman · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/2016 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, once down huge in Nevada, is now tied with Hillary Clinton there, according to a new poll. The Washington Free Beacon/TargetPoint Consulting poll released Friday shows the two candidates even at 45 percent each in Nevada. Nevada has seen few polls, but Clinton had been thought to be well ahead of Sanders. A December Gravis poll of the state showed Clinton leading by 23 percentage points. At times last year, Clinton led Sanders by as many as 54 points in Nevada. The new poll is the first in Nevada by the pollsters. The Free Beacon...
  • Cruz OpEd: John Roberts Should Be A Quick Confirm

    02/14/2016 5:18:34 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 89 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | July 20 2005
    This week, the president announced his intention to nominate John Roberts to be a Supreme Court justice. His nomination has been met with widespread praise, from left and right. Nevertheless, there are some who have raised complaints that his two years on the bench provide insufficient record for them to assess (and attack) his jurisprudence. That complaint misses the mark for three reasons.
  • Conservative Party Officially Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    02/14/2016 7:52:15 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    ConservativePartyUSA.org ^ | February 14, 2016
    2016 PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENTFor Immediate Release:  Conservative Party Officially Endorses Ted Cruz For PresidentAfter careful consideration and serious reflection, the Conservative Party is pleased to announce it officially endorses Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for President of these United States.Ted Cruz is a solid conservative patriot who has a keen understanding of what is needed to save America from the liberal-induced moral and social decline and the duplicity of a cowardly, hidebound Republican Party establishment that refuses to stop it.Senator Cruz is a shining example of what it really means to be a true social, constitutional and fiscal conservative.   His undergraduate, law...
  • Ted Cruz Plans to Filibuster Any Supreme Court Nominee Made by President Obama

    02/14/2016 8:03:22 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 67 replies
    ABC ^ | Feb 14, 2016, 10:04 AM ET | JESSICA HOPPER
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz said on “This Week” that he plans to filibuster any Supreme Court nominee made by President Obama to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Cruz described the Supreme Court vacancy left by Scalia as having a "profound impact" on the Republican primary that will change the contours of the presidential race. He argued voters -- not a "lame-duck president" -- should decide who will replace the longtime conservative judge who died Saturday. "This is a 5-4 court -- the next election needs to be a referendum on the court," Cruz told ABC News' George...
  • Bill Clinton downplays Obama: ‘We’re all mixed-race people’

    02/14/2016 8:36:15 AM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    nypost ^ | Feb. 14, 2016 | Aaron Short
    Bill Clinton still wants to be known as America's "first black president." The former president downplayed President Obama's historic presidency, telling a Memphis crowd Friday everyone has some African ancestry. "Unless your ancestors, every one of you, are 100 percent, 100 percent from sub-Saharan Africa, we are all mixed-race people," he said, according to reports.
  • Poll: South Carolina still solidly for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

    02/14/2016 8:13:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    The CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows that Donald Trump keeps a large lead in South Carolina, bolstered by support from conservatives and also from evangelical voters, who make up a large share of the electorate here.
  • The anybody-but-Cruz-or-Trump move is coming soon

    02/13/2016 11:15:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2016 | Brent Budowsky
    Get ready for major Republican officials and large donors to begin a campaign to unite behind an alternative to presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and put intense pressure on two of the leading center-right candidates to drop out of the race before the Super Tuesday GOP voting. Today, the GOP establishment is in total disarray. There is a fair chance that the two top candidates in the South Carolina primary will turn out to be Cruz and Trump battling for first and second place with the center-right alternatives coming in distant third, fourth and fifth places...
  • Trump cancels Israel trip

    12/10/2015 7:41:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 10, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that he is canceling his trip to Israel, one day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized his proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S. "I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become president of the U.S.," he tweeted. On Wednesday, Netanyahu joined international condemnation of Trump's plan to halt Muslim travel to America. "The state of Israel respects all religion and adheres to the rights of all citizens," Netanyahu said in a statement. "At the same time, Israel...
  • Israel's Netanyahu Rejects Trump Comments on Muslims

    12/09/2015 6:28:59 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 106 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/09/2015 | Ian Deitch
    The State of Israel respects all religions and strictly guarantees the rights of all its citizens, Mr Netanyahu said Benjamin Netanyahu has joined a long list of international leaders to reject Donald Trump’s comments about Muslims, while championing Israel's "respect" for all religions and citizens' rights. The Israeli Prime Minister released a statement saying he will still meet with the Republican Presidential candidate for previously scheduled talks later this month but does not “endorse his views”. “Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects Donald Trump's recent remarks about Muslims,” the statement said. The State of Israel respects all religions and strictly guarantees the...
  • Netanyahu Says He Rejects Donald Trump's Remarks Against Muslims

    12/09/2015 10:16:32 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 65 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/9/2015 | Barak Ravid
    ‏@BarakRavid BREAKING: Netanyahu says he rejects Donald Trump's remarks against Muslims.
  • Trump Is Dangerous for Israel

    12/04/2015 7:57:31 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 53 replies
    Conservative Papers ^ | 12/4/2015 | Kalel
    Trump"s Plan for Israeli Peace Talks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump revealed in an interview Thursday that forcing peace talks on Israel will head his priorities if elected , and that the responsibility for the lack of peace lies on the Jewish state, not the Palestinian Authority. Donald TrumpAhead of his trip to Israel this month, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump revealed in an interview Thursday that forcing peace talks on Israel will head his priorities if elected , and that the onus for the lack of peace lies on the Jewish state, not the Palestinian Authority (PA). "I have...
  • Trump says soon off to Israel to meet Netanyahu

    12/03/2015 4:01:52 PM PST · by Red Steel · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 18:14 EST, 3 December 2015 | afp
    The billionaire Republican frontrunner for president, Donald Trump, attempted to woo Jewish voters Thursday by saying he planned soon to meet Israel's prime minister in the holy land. "I'm leaving for Israel in a very short period of time," he told the Jewish Republican Coalition in Washington DC during a campaign stop in which he sought to burnish his Jewish ties. His daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism upon her marriage, as a result is no longer reachable on Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath which is observed from Friday night to Saturday, he said.
  • Trump records YouTube endorsement of Netanyahu (Bibi seeking "birther" backing to annoy Obama?)

    01/18/2013 5:35:19 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 7 replies
    Townhall from AP ^ | January 18, 2013 | Unattributed
    Donald Trump says he recorded a YouTube endorsement of Benjamin Netanyahu for re-election because the Israeli prime minister asked him to. Trump tells Shalom TV that Netanyahu called and asked if he would "do an ad or a statement" to support his campaign in next week's Israeli parliamentary election.
  • Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel

    02/14/2016 7:17:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 14, 2016 9:22 AM EST
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of a possible Biden visit. [...] Biden's last visit to Israel sparked a diplomatic spat with Washington in 2010, when Israel announced settlement construction plans during Biden's visit. ...
  • WOW! Trump Takes On Debate Audience as ‘Jeb’s Special Interests and Operatives’ (VIDEO)

    02/14/2016 7:18:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/14/16 | Jim Hoft
    Wow! He did it again. Last week Donald Trump attacked the stacked debate audience in New Hampshire.Tonight he did it again! Donald Trump attacked the audience again tonight in South Carolina saying they were Jeb Bush lobbyists.Ouch!Donald Trump: You know who that is? That’s Jeb’s special interests and lobbyists talking here! They didn’t like that.
  • When Hillary Clinton Killed Feminism (Maureen Dowd in NYT)

    02/14/2016 6:51:34 AM PST · by Salman · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 13, 2016 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — THE Clinton campaign is shellshocked over the wholesale rejection of Hillary by young women, younger versions of herself who do not relate to her. Hillary’s coronation was predicated on a conviction that has just gone up in smoke. The Clintons felt that Barack Obama had presumptuously snatched what was rightfully hers in 2008, gliding past her with his pretty words to make history before she could. So this time, the Clintons assumed, the women who had deserted Hillary for Barack, in Congress and in the country, owed her. Democrats would want to knock down that second barrier. ...
  • Twitter Is Gearing Up To Interfere In The Election

    02/14/2016 6:48:50 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2-12-2016 | MILO YIANNOPOULOS
    Last week, a report from BuzzFeed claimed that Twitter was about to implement an algorithmic news feed, a departure from the chronologically-ordered tweets which users have grown accustomed to, and by which the platform is defined. CEO Jack Dorsey sought to calm users by saying they had no plans to implement the change this week, but reports from other tech publications indicate Twitter has already completed tests of the new feature. And indeed the company launched a feature along these lines this week. For conservatives, this is bad news. If our feeds are ordered by algorithm, this effectively means that...
  • Nastiest GOP Debate Yet

    02/13/2016 8:29:54 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 248 replies
    politico.com ^ | February 13
    An all-out brawl broke out on Saturday night's debate stage, as the GOP candidates viciously tried to wound each other ahead of next weekend's South Carolina primary. Donald Trump skewered Jeb Bush for standing by his brother and the Iraq War. Bush slammed John Kasich for supporting Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. Marco Rubio and Trump called Ted Cruz a serial liar, and Cruz bit back, retorting that Rubio is weak on undocumented immigrants
  • Malkin: RNC Approved Debate Moderator: Beltway Elitist John "Pulverizer" Dickerson

    02/13/2016 10:20:59 PM PST · by Syncro · 35 replies
    conservativereview ^ | February 13, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Malkin: RNC Approved Debate Moderator: Beltway Elitist John "Pulverizer" Dickerson Who is the moderator of tonight's South Carolina GOP debate? He's another not-so-moderate, card-carrying member of the D.C. media ruling class.John Dickerson is the host of Face the Nation onCBSNews, political director for the network, and a longtime political correspondent forSlateand Time magazine. If there were ever a poster boy for inside-the-Beltway journalism, Dickerson is it.*snip* Perhaps most notoriously, Dickerson penned a screed last year advising President Obama to "Go for the Throat!"; "declare war on the Republican Party;" and "pulverize" his political enemiesover gun control, climate change, and immigration.Dickerson...
  • Flashback: Donald Trump Makes Donation To Ted Cruz

    02/14/2016 3:03:17 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | April 17 2014
    Hotel magnate Donald Trump donated $5,000 to Sen. Ted Cruz's leadership PAC in January, according to new campaign records. Trump's show of support for the Texas Republican's leadership PAC -- the maximum allowed under the law per election cycle -- is an indication that the men are becoming political allies. The relationship between Trump and Cruz initially appeared to get off to a rocky start. In August, Trump said he wasn't sure whether Cruz could be president because he was born in Canada. But in the months that followed, Trump has spoken favorably about the Tea Party darling, who has...
  • Grading the South Carolina Debate: Trump, Carson, Rubio, Cruz, Kasich, Bush

    02/14/2016 4:36:44 AM PST · by xzins · 233 replies
    Opinion ^ | 14 Feb 16 | Xzins
    1. Trump, A+ -- Fought like a champion. Finally, someone with the guts to call out our nation for being 15 years at war, still killing our sons and daughters so politicians can put a feather in their cap, and most of them calling for more war. Bush wants BWIII, Bush War III 2. Carson, A-, quietly but effectively said that he was in it for the people, that he'd been asked to run, and that he wasn't there for any other reason. Outstanding. 3. Rubio, B+, Say what you like, but Rubio wiped the floor with Cruz on the...
  • Trump Was Half-Crazed, But Does Anyone Care?

    02/14/2016 3:52:35 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 213 replies
    National Review ^ | February 14, 2016 | Rich Lowry
    I feel like we’re back in the pre-Iowa period when no one could figure out whether Donald Trump skipping the Iowa debate would hurt him–by the normal rules, of course it would hurt him; by the Trump rules, it wouldn’t make a difference and maybe even help (by demonstrating strength). By the normal rules, Trump embracing a blood libel about George W. Bush (he knew there were no WMD in Iraq), saying Planned Parenthood does great things, and often swinging wildly and angrily would hurt him a week out from a primary in Bush-friendly, hawkish, socially conservative South Carolina. But...
  • Donald Trump Says He’d Consider These Two Judges for U.S. Supreme Court

    During the Republican debate on Saturday night, Donald Trump floated two names as potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court: Judge Diane S. Sykes and Judge Bill Pryor. “We could have a Diane Sykes or a Bill Pryor, we have some fantastic people,” Trump told the audience. Both judges are well-known conservatives serving on the federal level. Who is Diane S. Sykes? Sykes is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She was nominated by George W. Bush and confirmed in 2004. She went to Northwestern University and attended Marquette University Law School....
  • The Republican establishment packed the debate audience with Donald Trump haters

    02/13/2016 9:55:35 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 77 replies
    Vox ^ | Feb 13 2016 | German Lopez
    Something very peculiar happened at the Republican debate on Saturday night: When Donald Trump talked, the audience booed. Yet when Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and even John Kasich talked, they got loud cheers and applause. This happened again and again. It even led a spike in Google searches for "Why are people booing?" Trump, at one point, scoffed that the audience was made up of "Jeb [Bush]'s special interests and lobbyists." It turns out this may not be that far-fetched. Prior to the debate, the Republican Party decided not to use a lottery system to decide who should be in...
  • Donald Trump set to come under attack over Vietnam deferments

    02/13/2016 9:38:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    Telegraph ^ | February 13, 2016 | By Nick Allen and David Lawler in Washington
    In the staunchly pro-military state of South Carolina - where the next Republican primary will be held - the issue of Donald Trump's draft deferments is likely to be central As the US presidential election reaches the pro-military state of South Carolina, the Republican front-runner Donald Trump is set to become embroiled in a new controversy: the story of how his bony feet kept him out of the Vietnam War. The southern state is home to eight military bases and 58,000 veterans, and 25 per cent of those expected to take part in Saturday's primary vote for the Republican nominee...
  • Trump Only Candidate to Address 1,400 Indianapolis Workers Whose Jobs Are Being Sent to Mexico

    02/13/2016 9:35:55 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 146 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 13
    During tonight's CBS Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump was the only candidate to address the news that Carrier will be sending hundreds of American jobs to Mexico. The GOP frontrunner said that under a President Trump, Carrier would stay and "build in the United States because we are killing ourselves with trade pacts that are no good for us and no good for our workers." Video footage emerged yesterday, which went viral, capturing the anger and heartache of 1,400 Indianapolis workers who were informed that they soon would be out of work, as their company will be sending their jobs...
  • Trump Dominates Debate On Twitter

    02/13/2016 9:05:33 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 84 replies
    thehill.com ^ | February 13
    The real estate mogul is responsible for 40 percent of the conversation during the CBS debate from Greenville, S.C., according to data obtained from Twitter. Jeb Bush accounted for 20 percent of the conversation, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 14 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at 13 percent, Ben Carson at 8 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) at 5 percent. ... Trump also gained the most Twitter followers of all presidential candidates, followed by Rubio, Kasich, Democratic contender Hillary Clinton who wasn't on stage, and Ted Cruz. ... The top three moments on Twitter all centered...
  • Loyal supporters of GOP granted tickets to debate in Greenville

    02/13/2016 8:04:57 PM PST · by gg188 · 20 replies
    WYFF.com - Greenville SC ^ | 2/13/16 | Corey Davis
    Excerpt: Groover said supporters who work hard for the party will be rewarded tickets. People selected will fill the 1,900 seats that have been made available for the event, according to Groover. Groover said the Republican National Committee gives a lot of tickets to supporters. He said more are then allocated for the state party to distribute among the county chairs.
  • Donald Trump confronts audience in another GOP debate after loud boos

    02/13/2016 8:07:20 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 84 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Brett LoGiurato and Colin Campbell
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) sparred in an early presidential debate exchange during which Trump confronted the audience multiple times. (SNIP) Trump took another shot at the audience shortly after. The crowd loudly booed Trump when he mocked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), for having "0%" in the polls before dropping out of the presidential race and endorsing Bush.
  • Ted Cruz Fires Back at Marco Rubio in Spanish at Republican Debate

    02/13/2016 8:37:52 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 81 replies
    Time ^ | February 13, 2016 | Maya Rhodan
    The Texas Senator had some words in Spanish for Marco Rubio Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz got into a heated exchange about immigration reform at the Republican presidential debate on Saturday—with Cruz firing back in Spanish in an attempt to get in the last word.Cruz had again accused Rubio of supporting “amnesty” in the U.S. Senate, accusing the junior Senator from Florida of saying so in an interview on the Spanish-language television network Univision.That’s when things got nasty—and bilingual.“I don’t know how he knows what I said on Univision because he doesn’t speak Spanish,” Rubio retorted.Cruz then responded in...
  • Glenn Beck Goes Nuclear on ‘Narcissistic Psychopath’ Donald Trump: ‘Four Years of This Bully W

    02/13/2016 10:34:41 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 97 replies
    Blaze ^ | Feb 13 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Glenn Beck unloaded on Republican presidential contender Donald trump after Saturday night’s debate, characterizing him as a “narcissistic psychopath” who is in desperate need of a “diagnosis.” “Tonight’s debate is the most uncomfortable, angry, hate-filled 2 hours I have ever experienced,” Beck wrote on Facebook. “Is anyone else shaken by this? I found it seriously and deeply disturbing.”
  • Bernie Sanders confronted by supporters demanding slavery reparations as he courts the black vote

    02/13/2016 10:58:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
    'I know you're scared to say 'black,' I know you're scared to say 'reparations,' one panelist told him An audience member shouted at him, 'We were promised reparations! We were told we were going to get it!' Sanders does not support reparations and said tonight he doesn't have a magical solution to the problem when it comes to Native Americans, either Senator has been plagued by the issue since he was asked about it at a forum in Iowa last month, where he said there's no way it passes Congress Leader of the group sponsoring the event spoke before Sanders...
  • Donald Trump, Ted Cruz Campaigns Bash RNC for Stacking Audience with Pro-Amnesty Donor Class

    02/13/2016 11:11:00 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/1/16 | Matthew Boyle
    Repeatedly throughout the debate, the audience cheered as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his protegéSen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) consistently and repeatedly made the case to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, while the audience oddly booed both Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as they made eloquent cases against amnesty. “I don’t think it’s representative of the people of South Carolina,” Lewandowski added. “Those who don’t have the resources to give large sums of money to the RNC didn’t get a ticket here tonight and that’s a shame on the RNC.” Trump’s campaign was hardly the only one upset with...
  • Trump and Cruz MUST call a truce (Vanity)

    02/14/2016 12:39:42 AM PST · by Angels27 · 46 replies
    2-14-16 | ME
    First off I am for Ted Cruz. Secondly, for quite a while, I couldn't fathom voting for Trump as I can't get myself to trust he is for real. But, I do appriciate the war against the GOPe that Donald Trump did instigate. Not even Ted Cruz could have instigated such an attack against the forces that seek to destroy us. Trump single handedly took down the GOPe golden child Jeb! Bush...at least until last nights debate. Now I know the audience was mostly stacked by the South Carolina GOPe so that's why Trump and Cruz were booed a lot...
  • Wild GOP debate repeatedly goes off the rails as candidates shred each other on stage

    02/14/2016 2:02:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 14, 2016 | Pamela Engel
    "...Some of the last fireworks of the night came when Cruz attacked Trump's supposedly "very, very liberal" policies."Flexibility is a good thing, but you shouldn't be flexible on core principles," Cruz said. "I like Donald. He is an amazing entertainer. But his policies for most of his life..have been very, very liberal."Cruz continued:For most of his life, he has described himself as very pro-choice and as a supporter of partial-birth abortion. Right now today as a candidate, he supports federal taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. I disagree with him on that."You are the single biggest liar," Trump shot back. "You...
  • [Vanity] Post Debate Trump, Rubio, Cruz, Kasich, JEB!

    02/14/2016 1:10:50 AM PST · by Fhios · 57 replies
    2/14/2016 | Vanity
    Trump: He stood up there like the Champion I want fighting for me. Ready to break a bottle to use in a bar fight. Rubio: I'm a fascist and fascism is cool Cruz: Well greased. Debate prowess overrated but still good. Kasich: Neck has a blue stain from blue collar work. Oblivious to the forces opposed to him. JEB!: Crying little rich baby bringing his mother and brother into the fight. Carson: Refuses to relinquish his 15 minutes of fame. Not a parody but a sad sad commentary on something that was important that I can not figure out. And...
  • Unbelievable ARG SC Poll

    02/13/2016 4:41:10 PM PST · by dlt · 51 replies
    American Research Group website ^ | 2-13-16 | American Research Group
    South Carolina Likely Republican Primary Voters Feb 12-13 Trump 35% Kasich 15% Rubio 14% Cruz 12% Bush 10%
  • Music on the campaign trail: How pop music explains the difference between Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/13/2016 4:45:46 PM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 2/13/2016 | Sasha Issenberg
    Anyone trying to understand why Donald Trump always has thought New Hampshire would be friendlier to him than Iowa should put aside the polls for a moment and focus on what each state's Republican voters are putting on their Spotify playlists. According to data for the week ending Feb. 1, Iowa Republicans can't stop listening to "This Is Amazing Grace" by Christian rocker Phil Wickham, which opens with the verse: "Who breaks the power of sin and darkness/Whose love is mighty and so much stronger/The King of Glory, the King above all kings." Republicans in New Hampshire, meanwhile, prefer "Idle...
  • Ten Thousand Demand Chris Matthews’ Suspension, MSNBC Silent

    02/13/2016 1:48:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Feb. 13, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    A MoveOn.org petition demanding that MSNBC suspend "Hardball" host Chris Matthews has garnered just under 10,000 signatures, even as the network has refused to address what Huffington Post called a "clear conflict of interest." The petition began in response to outrage over Matthews' "constant shilling for Hillary Clinton." The number of petition signees has almost tripled in size since The Daily Caller reported that Hillary Clinton's biggest donors are bankrolling the congressional campaign of Matthews' wife, Kathleen. One woman who signed the petition said was "crying thinking 'my' media source is so biased." Another petitioner called Matthews' behavior an "egregious"...
  • The ACLU doing what the ACLU does

    02/13/2016 1:44:45 PM PST · by HarborSentry · 4 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | February 13, 2016 | Rand Koch
    The ACLU and its friends are close to admitting that there weren't enough examples of real "torture" for them to complain about. Having sued to get images from evidence files of military legal cases, the ACLU finally got 198 images involving soldiers accused of mistreating prisoners. There were about 2,000 photos, but most are withheld because, quite understandably, the military doesn't want to provoke the the jihadists. The ACLU doesn't care if it provokes more violence. They want to see all the photos no matter who gets hurt. But this wasn't interrogation, either by the military or the CIA. It...
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XXVI

    02/13/2016 9:05:36 PM PST · by Windflier · 65 replies
    Free Republic | 13 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
  • Election, by Proxy.

    02/13/2016 3:13:19 PM PST · by Zeneta · 20 replies
    Me | 02/13/2016 | Zeneta
    Election, by Proxy. An extraordinary development has occurred in the 2016 Presidential election. Supreme court Justice Antonin Scalia has died. A Senate confirmation of any Obama appointment is not likely to happen during this election cycle. The GOP, all be it e, Senate will find this decision way too political for them to make. The Democrat party's two candidates will also want a say on the direction of the Court. This election for the Presidency of the United States of America will be decided by what the people think of their Supreme Court nominees. Much of which will be crafted...
  • Oh Dear – Mark Levin Accuses The Conservative Tree House of Antisemitism…

    02/13/2016 5:32:21 PM PST · by stilloftyhenight · 74 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2/13/16 | sundance
    There is something very sad about watching a once heralded hero destroy his career credibility because he refuses to accept, acknowledge or admit his preferred candidate, Senator Ted Cruz, has some very serious and factual weaknesses. Today radio talk show host Mark Levin accuses this site of antisemitism. ~snip~ A ridiculous claim that is quickly noted and broadcast by Mediaite.
  • Ted Cruz: Honor Justice Scalia By Preventing Obama From Choosing His Replacement

    02/13/2016 3:13:52 PM PST · by Biggirl · 99 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 13, 2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), following the tragic death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, pledged to honor his name by asking his followers to help prevent Barack Obama from nominating his replacement to the nation’s highest court.
  • Cruz: Scalia 'changed the course of legal history'

    02/13/2016 2:49:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday was quick laud Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on the news of his death Saturday, saying he "changed the course of legal history." "Today our nation mourns the loss of one of the greatest Justices in history - Justice Antonin Scalia," Cruz said in a statement to The Hill. "A Champion of our liberties and a stalwart defender of the Constitution, he will go down as one of the few Justices who single-handedly changed the course of legal history." Cruz praised Scalia for his forceful opinions on the court, including the controversial 2008 District of...
  • Vanity: Trump Must Take a Strong Stand On No Obama Appointee & No Senate Vote If He Does

    02/13/2016 4:10:18 PM PST · by Stayfree · 86 replies
    Self | February 13, 2016 | Stayfree
    God Bless Scalia-A true patriot,defender of the Constitution and defender of the American way. Trump has to be loud an clear...no Obama appointee and if he does NO SENATE VOTE!
  • Donald J. Trump Statement on Justice Scalia

    02/13/2016 3:16:52 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 137 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | February 13, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the Scalia family after the passing of Justice Scalia. Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice, one of the best of all time. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans' most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I held in the highest regard and will always greatly respect his intelligence and conviction to uphold the Constitution of our country. My thoughts and...
  • Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices [11-12-15]

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