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  • Lisa Murkowski announces support for repealing individual mandate

    11/22/2017 11:06:53 AM PST · by entropy12 · 23 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 21 at 10:01 PM | Damian Paletta
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said she would support repealing the Affordable Care Actís individual insurance mandate, giving a potential boost to the Republican effort to pass a massive tax cut package next week. ďI believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy, in order to avoid being taxed,Ē Murkowski wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Murkowski was careful, however, to stop short of saying she would vote for the Senate GOP tax plan. She instead focused the entire op-ed on her views about the...
  • Sarah Palin under consideration for ambassador to Canada? White House doesn't say no

    02/09/2017 1:10:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    Sarah Palin's name been making the rounds for weeks as a prospective ambassador to Canada, and today the White House suggested that it's not outside the realm of possibility. Palin gave President Trump a shock endorsement last year as the first state, Iowa, prepared to hold its caucus. And she once worked with Canada to construct an oil and gas pipeline in her state. At the White House's daily briefing Wednesday, a reporter asked if Palin was under consideration to represent the United States' interests north of the border. 'We have no additional ambassador nominations or announcements to make on...
  • Alaska woman sues to block electors from voting for Trump

    12/15/2016 11:13:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | December 15, 2016 | Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ó A Hillary Clinton supporter from Anchorage is suing Alaska's three members of the Electoral College, claiming their anticipated votes for President-elect Donald Trump next Monday will violate her constitutional rights. Janice Park's lawsuit will be heard Thursday in federal court in Anchorage. It claims that since Clinton is winning the overall nationwide popular vote, her vote for Clinton will not be counted as a full vote since Trump will likely win the electoral college process. She claims this will deprive her of her Fifth Amendment rights of equal protection and the principal of one person, one...
  • Unlikely Bedfellows: What a Sanders Supporter Learned from a Donald Trump Rally

    06/02/2016 1:38:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Independent Voter Network ^ | May 31, 2016 | Jonathan Hoff
    About a week ago, a friend and enthusiastic Trump supporter invited me to go to a Donald Trump rally. As a Bernie Sanders supporter, my initial reaction was to reject, but after giving it some thought, I came to the conclusion that the millions of Trump voters deserved respect and had earned the right for their voices to be heard. With that in mind, here is my experience from the Donald Trump rally in San Diego, California on May 27, 2016: I was dropped off a few hundred feet away from the convention center. As I walked toward the venue,...
  • Donald Trump Notches More Wins, but Ted Cruzís Victories Promise Long Race

    03/02/2016 12:22:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2016 | Patrick OíConnor and Janet Hook
    New York businessman Donald Trump won Republican primaries Tuesday from the Deep South to New England, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took his home state and Oklahoma, ensuring that the race for the GOP nomination will stretch into the spring...
  • McCain: ‚ÄėI respect‚Äô Palin‚Äôs decision on Trump

    01/20/2016 8:58:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Sen. John McCain declined on Wednesday to criticize Sarah Palin, his former running mate, for endorsing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. "I respect her view," McCain (R-Ariz.) told reporters in the Senate on Wednesday, a day after Palin endorsed the man with whom he has had a bitter feud. "I have great affection and appreciation for her," he said. "I respect what she does." Palin's decision isn't affecting his own thinking about the race, McCain added. "I'm not considering anyone," he said. "I've got my own race to run." McCain had previously endorsed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of his...
  • Former McCain aide: Sarah Palin's Trump endorsement a "big lose" for Ted Cruz

    01/20/2016 9:58:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 20, 2016
    Rick Davis, the campaign manager for 2008 GOP nominee John McCain, said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the loser in former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's decision to endorse businessman Donald Trump for the 2016 GOP nomination. "You win every day or you lose every day in a campaign at this stage down to the wire. And it was a big win day for Trump and a big lose day for Cruz," Davis said on "CBS This Morning." There's a "battle for the dwindling Carson vote," he said, which is why both Trump and Cruz are pushing so hard to build...
  • Where have you gone, Sarah Palin? The woman who just endorsed Donald Trump is not the rogue...

    01/19/2016 7:59:42 PM PST · by Isara · 283 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | S.E. Cupp
    Where have you gone, Sarah Palin? The woman who just endorsed Donald Trump is not the rogue conservative I knew in 2008 Back in December, I was at a small event in a Las Vegas bar; CNN's Jake Tapper was interviewing Sarah Palin. He asked which candidate she'd most like to grab a beer with. Her answer? Donald Trump.Trump, of course, has been sober his whole life. But the moment perfectly encapsulates the Palin-Trump romance. Because in addition to endorsing a beer run with a man who doesn't drink, she also just endorsed for the presidency a man who is...
  • Trump on Cruz‚Äôs ‚Äúrough temperament‚ÄĚ: You can‚Äôt call your leaders liars on the Senate floor

    01/19/2016 1:34:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 19, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Golly, I thought populists liked it when Cruz did that. Now it turns out that type of insolence is a liability in a president. Frankly, that attitude sounds ... establishment-y. I guess it's time for the "Donald Trump scolding other people for incivility" act of this circus. Donald Trump bashed Ted Cruz's "temperament" and defended his presidential campaign's ground game during an appearance Tuesday at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum. "Ted has got a rough temperament, you can't call people liars on the Senate floor when they are your leaders. Not a good thing to do if you want to...
  • Trump ranks 4th among Utah voters, new poll shows

    12/22/2015 1:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | December 22, 2015 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY ‚ÄĒ Donald Trump continues to be the front-runner in the GOP presidential nomination race, but he's languishing in fourth place in a new poll of Utah voters. The new UtahPolicy.com poll by Dan Jones & Associates comes as former Utah governor and 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. is suggesting Trump has a shot at winning the White House. "People really are hungry for change. They were last time, but it hadn't reached the 212-degree boiling point. This time it has," Huntsman told USA Today's weekly "Capital Download" video series. Huntsman said that's why he thinks Trump,...
  • Jeb on Iran Deal: ĎTearing Up An Agreementís Not a Strategyí

    09/01/2015 1:38:42 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 39 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Ian Hanchett
    Former Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush responded to fellow candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walkerís criticism of his position on the Iran deal by saying ďtearing up an agreementís not a strategyĒ on Tuesdayís ďAmericaís NewsroomĒ on the Fox News Channel. Jeb stated, [relevant remarks begin around 3:30], ďMartha, what I said was that we need a strategy, tearing up an agreementís not a strategy. The strategy needs to contain Iranís ambitions in the region. Weíre going to [give] $100 billion, if this agreement goes through, at least, to be able to continue to be the largest sponsor...
  • Carly Fiorina Stands on Sarah Palinís Shoulders

    09/18/2015 7:36:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | September 18, 2015 | Emily Greenhouse
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-09-18/carly-fiorina-stands-on-sarah-palin-s-shoulders
  • Stephen Colbert mocks Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal in epic Values Voter Summit takedown

    10/01/2014 6:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | October 1, 2014 | Sarah Gray
    "The Values Voter Summit, a four-day orgy of people fundamentally opposed to orgies" (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Stephen Colbert ripped into the ninth annual Values Voter Summit, last night on ďThe Colbert Report.Ē Very few were spared. ĒThere were so many great speakers,Ē Colbert said. ďAlso Sarah Palin.Ē But the speeches were just part of the Values Voter Summit. It also holds the first large straw poll for presidential candidates....
  • And the next President is...

    02/07/2015 4:57:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2015 | Robert Potts
    Based on historical patterns, the next president is likely to be a GenXer. This is not good news for the many baby boomers running, or thinking about running, in 2016. When voters decide it is time to move the presidency on to the next generation, they keep electing presidents in that next generation, or they go on to the one that follows. They do not go back. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were from the baby boomer generation. Barack Obama is from the Gen X generation (those born 1961 to 1981). If the pattern holds, the next president will...
  • McCain stands by Palin: Palin could still be asset to GOP, McCain says

    02/01/2015 11:22:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WJXT-TV ^ | February 1, 2015 | Eric Bradner, CNN
    Sen. John McCain says Sarah Palin "still has a strong base of support" if she decides to seek the Republicans' 2016 presidential nomination. "I think that she ought to do whatever she feels that she would like to do. And I'm very supportive of anything that she does," the Arizona Republican said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" -- adding that he plans to support South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, though, if he runs in 2016. Palin was panned last week after delivering an unusual 40-minute speech at an Iowa conservative summit hosted by GOP Rep. Steve King....
  • Give Sarah Palin A Break: The strongest blows Sarah Palin faces should not come from her own party

    01/30/2015 4:23:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 30, 2015 | Christian Toto
    We know how the mainstream media piles on Sarah Palin. Itís the industryís obsession when itís not covering missing planes, New Jersey bridge closings, and binders full of women. Now, weíre seeing a new attack on the former Alaska governor, and itís coming from an unexpected source: conservative media. Palin had it coming, to a degree. She made a speech in Iowa last week, and she fantastically flubbed a metaphor after an alleged teleprompter hiccup. Itís ugly on the ears: ďThe man can only ride you when your back is bent Ö so strengthen it! Then the man canít ride...
  • Sarah Palin talks 2016 bid while serving wild boar chili. Mitt who? (+video)

    01/23/2015 8:45:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | January 23, 2015 | Peter Grier, Staff writer
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sarah Palin, 2016 Ė is there any possibility? The former VP candidate and ex-Alaska governor hinted on Thursday that she might, just maybe, give electoral politics another try. ABCís Neal Karlinksy caught up with Ms. Palin while she was serving wild boar chili to the homeless in Las Vegas (weíre not making that up). Mr. Karlinsky asked her if she ever mulled over a White House bid. ďYeah, I mean, of course, when you have a servantís heart, when you know that there is opportunity to do all you can to put yourself forward in the name of offering service,...
  • Tea Party spawns GOP nightmare: How itís already ruining the partyís í16 strategy

    01/23/2015 12:49:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | January 23, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    GOP elites want Americans to think the party's boring and safe again. Maybe someone should notify the Tea Party. If youíre understandably perplexed by the Republican Partyís apparent decision to enter the post-Obama era by nominating either another member of the Bush dynasty, or another version of Mitt Romney, thereís at least one way to think about it that might help explain the seemingly inexplicable. Put simply, the leaders of the GOP, the people who tend to be referred to as ďthe establishment,Ē fervently believe that in order to win in 2016, Republicans will have to convince voters that the...
  • I Would Have Liked to be Sitting at THIS Table Today...[Palin and Cruz]

    11/04/2014 3:44:16 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 55 replies
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Page ^ | November 4, 2014 | Sarah Palin
  • Why Sarah Palin really might run for office again

    10/29/2014 2:15:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 29, 2014 | Peter Grier
    Sarah Palin says all the criticism from 'those haters out there ... invigorates me.' A majority of Americans say they've heard enough from her, but she has a base of committed supporters, and even some Democrats say they want her to run.Will Sarah Palin really run for office again? On Tuesday she said she might. In an interview with the Fox Business network, the ex-VP candidate said that her critics havenít driven her away from politics. In fact, they energize her, she said. ďBless their hearts, those haters out there, they donít understand that it invigorates me.... The more theyíre...