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  • Ted Cruz Photographed With Obama, Valerie Jarrett & Hillary Clinton Days Before GOP Convention

    07/22/2016 2:07:00 PM PDT · by AuntB · 187 replies
    DCWHispers ^ | July 21, 2016 | DC Whispers
    This photo was sent to D.C. Whispers via a pro-Donald Trump Facebook group. It is alleged to have been taken prior to the memorial service for the recently slain Dallas police officers at the hands of a Black Lives Matter-inspired domestic terrorist. Ted Cruz is shown walking behind Mr. and Mrs. Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and directly in front of a woman who appears to be Hillary Clinton via a flight on Air Force One from D.C. to Dallas. D.C. Whispers readers can decide for themselves what to make of this. An innocent acceptance of a free plane ride with the...
  • Obama to tell foe-to-friend story at Hillary Clinton event

    07/04/2016 6:17:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | July 4,2016 | AP
    They've been bitter rivals, allies and colleagues. When they take the stage at their first joint campaign appearance on Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will show off a new phase in their storied relationship: co-dependents. Clinton's chances of winning the White House hinge on rallying Obama's coalition to her cause. Obama's legacy depends on her success. Eight years after they spent millions tearing each other down in pursuit of the White House, they will now spend countless words and four months selling each other to the public. The foe-to-friend story will be at the center of the Obama-Clinton...
  • Cruz to NBC: Trump 'Inappropriate to Attack a Judge's Race or Ethnicity'

    06/06/2016 2:35:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 452 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jun 6 2016, 5:06 pm ET | NBC News
    Here's an interesting exchange between NBC News and former Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz that happened just now: NBC: Donald Trump's remarks about Judge Curiel, are his concerns legitimate? Cruz: Of course it's inappropriate to be attacking a federal judge's race or ethnicity. You're going to have ask Donald to explain the reason he says the things he does. I'm not going to try to do so. NBC: Ben Sasse said that what Donald Trump said about the judge is pure definition of racism. Is Donald Trump a racist? Cruz: As I said, it is obviously inappropriate to attack a...
  • James Simmons, Cruz Backer (16M$) gives becomes big Hillary Backer

    05/11/2016 8:01:53 AM PDT · by BereanBrain · 16 replies
    Hedge fund money that was going to Cruz is now going to Hillary. See at the 2:00 mark in the video linked below https://www.yahoo.com/news/wall-street-whistleblower-drops-clinton-111341360.html
  • Feds Expand Medicaid to Cover 96,000 'Justice-Involved' Individuals in Obamacare States

    05/02/2016 2:11:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 2, 2016 | By Penny Starr
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Thursday that it is expanding Medicaid coverage to give "access to health care" to 96,000 people who face a prison sentence or have been incarcerated - or "justice-involved" individuals - as part of the federally designated National Re-Entry Week. "Today, HHS strengthened access to health care for individuals transitioning from incarceration back to their communities," the press release stated. "New Medicaid guidance released today updates decades-old policy and clarifies that individuals who are currently on probation, parole or in home confinement are not considered inmates of a public institution." "It...
  • Ku Klux Klan Claims $20K in Clinton Donations

    04/26/2016 1:46:09 PM PDT · by fella · 9 replies
    Vacativ ^ | 25 April 2016 | James King
    Ku Klux Klan Claims $20K in Clinton DonationsPop up blocks copy and paste.
  • Proof that felons are democrats

    04/25/2016 9:32:31 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-25-16 | DrJohn
    Terry McAuliffe is the Governor of Virginia when he's not doing favors for Hillary Clinton. He is described as having bought the Clinton's some time ago. It is speculated that McAuliffe is vying for the vice presidential nomination. McAuliffe has an unsavory history of falling into big money at the expense of others. Gary Winnick: Winnick was the founder of Global Crossing, a fiber optic company that earned McAuliffe $8 million on an initial investment of $100,000—a deal he accessed because he was working as a consultant to Winnick before the company went public. Winnick had been an acolyte of junk bond king Michael Milken before starting Global Crossing. His management of Global...
  • Push on for Clinton-McAuliffe ticket

    11/10/2015 11:06:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 10, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia governor who was former President Bill Clinton's top fundraiser and Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign chair, is being pushed for vice president, possibly creating an extended Clinton family dynasty in America's two top political offices. A Clinton-McAuliffe pairing would be the most friendly ever and a long road from the usual ticket coalition like the 1980 Reagan-Bush ticket. McAuliffe can serve only one-term as governor and will be a third-year lame duck when the Democratic nominee picks a veep next summer. And being a one-term governor isn't a hurdle to higher office. A former Virginia chief executive,...
  • Dying felon robbed Walmart, pizza manager 4 months after Va. governor's pardon

    03/26/2016 1:31:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | March 23, 2016 | Mark Bowes
    John Saul Miller was dying of cancer when the convicted felon managed to commit two armed robberies last year after being pardoned by Virginia's governor. When he was arrested after the second holdup -- the gunpoint robbery of a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chesterfield County -- he was still wearing a GPS tracking device that he was required to wear as a condition of his pardon by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Miller, 29, who has since died, had asked for absolution of earlier crimes based on his medical diagnosis and declining health, and McAuliffe granted his request on June. 3. But...
  • [Satire] Virginia Governor Enfranchises Felons

    04/23/2016 4:14:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire Blog ^ | Posted on April 23, 2016 | John Semmens
    Saying he is tired of waiting for the legislature to take action, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va) issued an executive order restoring voting rights to convicted felons. The move is expected to add more than 200,000 Democrats to the state’s voter rolls. “Ours is a government of, by, and for the people,” McAuliffe said. “This means all the people. For better or for worse, criminals are part of society. As members of society they are entitled to the human right to vote, to choose who will represent their interests in the halls of government.” The Governor brushed aside Republican objections, calling...
  • Virginia Governor Restoring Voting Rights to Felons

    04/22/2016 9:05:38 AM PDT · by onona · 26 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 22 APR 2016 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    WASHINGTON — Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia will use his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing his Republican-run legislature. The action will overturn a Civil War-era provision in the state’s Constitution aimed, he said, at disenfranchising African-Americans.
  • McAuliffe's gun ban now in effect for all but on duty police

    12/04/2015 2:13:37 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 22 replies
    vcdl.org ^ | 12-4-15 | Phillip VanCleave VA Alert (VCDL)
    As of sometime yesterday, concealed handgun permit holders and off-duty police can no longer carry in state-agency buildings, under trespass laws. If you’d like to call the Governor and share your thoughts with him, his number is: 804-786-2211. With my tongue planted firmly in my cheek, I have taken the liberty of drafting a press release for the Governor to use to announce this action: PRESS RELEASE Governor McAuliffe Creates Gun-Free Zones to Stop the Carnage in State Agency Buildings! Richmond, December 4, 2015:  Virginia Governor McAuliffe, in order to stop all the continued bloodshed in state-agency buildings, has made...
  • VA GOP May Strip McAuliffe Of His Protective Detail Over Concealed Carry

    12/26/2015 10:36:42 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 26 Dec, 2015 | Bob Owens
    Virginia's radically anti-gun Governor and Attorney General were probably quite pleased with themselves when they spitefully severed concealed carry agreements with 25 states, including all but one of its neighbors. They probably didn't anticipate the backlash they’ve received, which includes calls to recall or impeach Attorney General Mark Herring, and pushes for legislation that will both strip elected officials of the ability to make such unilateral decisions, and get a little payback.
  • Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

    12/28/2015 7:13:00 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Virginia GOP'ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring's move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states. Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards, Herring said when he made the announcement last week. Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate's January...
  • Va. lawmaker wants to defund Gov. McAuliffe's armed guards over gun dispute

    12/30/2015 7:49:28 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 30, 2015 | Adam Shaw
    A Virginia state senator has thrown down the gauntlet with Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a brewing battle over gun rights -- pushing to defund the governor’s armed bodyguards unless he revokes an order that banned firearms in most state buildings. "It’s easy for someone who is surrounded by armed state policemen to tell someone else they can't carry a weapon to protect themselves," Republican state Sen. Charles W. Carrico Sr. told FoxNews.com. "It’s just equal treatment, that’s all I’m saying."
  • Va Governor Reverses Concealed Carry Ruling

    01/31/2016 10:36:13 AM PST · by txnativegop · 47 replies
    msn.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    "The relationship between Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and gun control groups is quickly souring after critics say he caved to pressure from the National Rifle Association. Virginia will now recognize concealed carry permits from dozens of other states with what critics say are weaker gun laws than the commonwealth."
  • Virginia Gov. McAuliffe signs gun compromise legislation

    02/27/2016 8:01:40 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2-25-16 | ALANNA DURKIN RICHER
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday signed into law a compromise gun policy hammered out between Democrats and Republicans who rarely see eye-to-eye on the hot-button issue. The measures will allow more out-of-state concealed-handgun permit holders to legally carry guns in Virginia, prohibit people subject to permanent protective orders from carrying firearms and require police presence at gun shows for voluntary background checks. SNIP The measures flew through the GOP-controlled House and Senate with little opposition. The compromise was vehemently opposed by Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control group, Everytown for Gun Safety. The once-strong ally of McAuliffe ran...
  • Bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood passes state senate (Virginia)

    03/09/2016 1:13:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    cavalierdaily.com ^ | March 9, 2016 | Ankita Satpathy
    A bill removing funding from Planned Parenthood and similar organizations in the state passed the Virginia Senate Monday by a vote of 21-19. The senators voted strictly along party lines — 21 votes supporting the bill came from the Republican party, while the 19 opposing votes came from the Democratic party. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has not yet acted upon the bill, which passed the House on Feb. 16 in a 64-35 vote. According to the bill summary, the bill, “prohibits the Department of Health from spending any funds on an abortion that is not qualified for matching funds under...
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you support the governor’s veto? to defund planned parenthood,Virginia)

    03/30/2016 1:21:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    http://wtvr.com/ ^ | 3-30-16 | CBS6
    Do you support the governor’s veto? Yes No
  • Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill Designed to Protect Gay Marriage Opponents

    03/30/2016 9:17:29 AM PDT · by IChing · 54 replies
    NBC4 Washington ^ | 3/30/16 | AP
    <p>Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation he said would legalize discrimination against LGBT people.</p> <p>The Democratic governor signed his veto of Senate Bill 41 Wednesday morning while on WTOP.</p> <p>"We're not going to tolerate discrimination. Virginia will be open and welcoming," he said.</p>
  • Virginia Gov McAuliffe restored felon voting rights to help Clinton, ‘political opportunism’

    04/23/2016 10:00:20 AM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 23-April-2016 | FoxNews.com
    Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe restoring voting rights for roughly 200,000 convicted felons is part of a lauded, national effort to reverse sentencing laws that most affect African Americans. But Republicans are suggesting McAuliffe, a long-time Clinton supporter, went too far by including violent criminals and that his move is a “transparent effort to win votes.” The governor’s executive order allows Virginia felons, includes convicted murders and rapists, who by Friday had completed their sentence and finished supervised release, parole or probation requirements to vote in the swing state in the November presidential elections.
  • Bill to make electric chair backup in Virginia moves forward

    03/02/2016 9:33:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 2, 2016 3:53 PM EST
    A bill that would force condemned inmates to die by the electric chair if the state can't find lethal injection drugs is one step closer to final approval in Virginia. [...] The bill sailed through the GOP-dominated House last month. A spokesman for Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, has declined to say whether he would support the bill. ...
  • Virginia House Passes Bill to Protect Religious Business Owners

    02/17/2016 2:35:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 02/17/2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    The Virginia House of Delegates passed a measure Tuesday that would prohibit the state from taking action against businesses that refuse services to same-sex couples or people who engage in extra-marital sex. The House passed the controversial bill in a 56-41 vote, with supporters saying the legislation would protect religious rights of business owners from state-led lawsuits or the loss of state grants and contracts for simply refusing service to gay couples. ...
  • VA Republican: If McAuliffe hates firearms so much, we'll cancel his security force

    12/28/2015 5:54:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 28, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    The decision by Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring to sever reciprocity in carry permits with 25 other states has one state senator seeing red. Bob Carrico considers the issue “absurd,” but plans to do more than fume about it. If the Terry McAuliffe administration worries this much about firearms, Carrico wants to take action to keep them as far away from the governor as possible, according to the Bristol Herald-Courier: "I absolutely think it's absurd," Carrico, a Republican from Galax, said Tuesday. "I think it's a threat to the people of Virginia that have concealed carry handgun permit reciprocity from...
  • Virginia governor vetoes 'religious exemption' bill

    03/30/2016 8:52:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2016 10:37 AM EDT | Alan Suderman
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation he said would legalize discrimination of the LGBT community. The Democratic governor made the announcement Wednesday during a radio appearance on WTOP. The measure would prohibit the state from punishing religious groups that refuse services related to gay marriages. Republican supporters said it would protect people from expressing their religious beliefs. …
  • Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to Restore Rights to 200K Felons

    04/22/2016 4:55:52 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 34 replies
    The Washinton Free Beacon ^ | April 22, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, will sign an order Friday restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons in the state. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that the unprecedented move will also allow felons living in Virginia to sit on a jury, serve in elected office, or become a notary. The order will effectively restore the civil rights of both nonviolent and violent felons who have served their time in prison and completed parole. According to the McAuliffe administration, the move will affect roughly 206,000 felons currently living in Virginia who have finished their prison sentences but not applied...
  • Gov. McAuliffe’s move on felon rights upends 2017 races [he just turned VA deep blue]

    04/22/2016 4:10:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/22/16 | Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) unexpected decision to give a blanket, automatic restoration of voting rights to ex-felons – the order covers those convicted of all crimes, non-violent to the most heinous – has upended the 2017 contests for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The state’s pundits have been calling McAuliffe’s surprise decision — he never hinted at this while campaigning — a politically motivated effort to help longtime friend Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. This is based on their belief that African Americans will benefit the most, and skin color determines voting choices today. This belittles...
  • McAuliffe to sign order restoring rights to 206,000 felons

    04/22/2016 8:16:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 93 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 04/22/2016 | JIM NOLAN
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe this morning will sign an order that effectively restores the civil rights, including the right to vote, of more than 200,000 felons in Virginia. The unprecedented move, expected to be announced at an 11 a.m. news conference on Capitol Square, marks a dramatic expansion of policy in restoring the right to vote, to sit on a jury, to serve in elected office or become a notary. Today's order applies to nonviolent and violent felons - a significant departure from a policy embraced in recent years by Democrat and Republican governors to remove the societal obstacles felons face...
  • McAuliffe tells Republicans to 'quit complaining' about felons voting

    04/25/2016 6:03:04 AM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Sunday slammed Republicans who have complained about an executive order he signed extending the right to vote in his state to convicted felons who have served their sentences. "Well, I would tell the Republicans, 'Quit complaining and go out and earn these folks' right to vote for you. Go out and talk to them,' " he said in response to a question about people saying his order was an election-year ploy to help Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
  • How to Steal a State: Governor McAuliffe Expands the Criminal Vote for Democrats

    04/25/2016 5:59:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | April 25, 2016 | HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY & ROGER CLEGG
    In what is likely an unconstitutional state action seemingly calculated to ensure that the purple state of Virginia goes blue in the November election, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D.) signed an order on Friday restoring the voting rights of 206,000 ex-felons in Virginia, including those convicted of murder, armed robbery, rape, sexual assault, and other violent crimes. The order also restores their right to sit on a jury, become a notary, and even serve in elected office. McAuliffe believes that ex-felons can be trusted to make decisions in the ballot booth and the jury box but apparently not to own a...
  • Lindsey Graham to host fundraiser for Cruz

    03/17/2016 11:41:14 AM PDT · by AuntB · 210 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 17, 2016 | By Curt Mills
    Lindsey Graham will host a fundraiser for Ted Cruz next Monday. While Graham has not formally endorsed Cruz, the fundraiser is a sign that Graham at least prefers Cruz over Donald Trump and John Kasich, something Graham confirmed in a comment to the Washington Examiner. "He's the best alternative to Donald Trump," he said.
  • Carly Fiorina endorses Ted Cruz

    03/09/2016 7:41:06 AM PST · by Kegger · 433 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/09/16 10:38 AM EST | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    MIAMI — Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday in a surprise appearance in Miami. "I checked the box for Ted Cruz,” Fiorina said.
  • Donald Trump consults with Rudy Giuliani as he builds political kitchen cabinet

    02/21/2016 8:15:44 PM PST · by springwater13 · 137 replies
    Fresh off back-to-back victories in the Republican presidential race, Donald Trump is moving to expand his tight-knit campaign by building a political kitchen cabinet that includes former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. Giuliani, who has not made an endorsement in the 2016 contest, said in an interview Sunday that he has conferred at length with Trump at least three times in the past month, both in person and by phone, and has counseled the real estate mogul "as a close personal friend" about campaign issues. "We've been talking. Donald and me, Donald and a few other friends who know...
  • Donald Trump rolls out the expletives at Portsmouth rally

    02/05/2016 6:31:23 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 274 replies
    CBS News ^ | February, 5, 2016 | JACQUELINE ALEMANY
    PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire "And you can tell them to go f**k themselves," Donald Trump told a crowd at a Portsmouth Rally on Thursday night, uttering the expletive at the climax of the riff on his tax proposal. He was referring to companies that have relocated overseas for more favorable tax rates. (Trump: I'd be a "much different person" as president) Trump often relies on expletives and crude language to spice up his stump speech, though Thursday evening's event was a little more profane than usual...
  • If Trump’s Comments on McCain Sound Familiar, You May Have Heard Them Before…From the Left

    07/23/2015 9:06:04 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 20, 2015 | Mike Opelka
    "During the 2008 campaign cycle, Retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation as a surrogate for Barack Obama. Clark did use the word “hero” to describe McCain’s POW experience, stating, ”I certainly honor his service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands and millions of others in the armed forces, as a prisoner of war.” But Clark also made a statement about how the Arizona senator ended up a prisoner of war. “Well, I don’t think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is...
  • NATO Aims to Be 'More Responsive' in Wake of Russian Aggression

    12/14/2014 1:48:39 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Andy Eckardt
    On Monday, 28 Russian military planes including TU-95 and TU-22 strategic bombers were intercepted over the Baltic Sea near Latvia's border. On Tuesday, a Russian plane violated Estonia's airspace. Poland's defense minister later accused Putin of launching "unprecedented activity" around the Baltic Sea. Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, said the recent Russian flights were "of a different nature than we've seen in a while." The warplanes were intercepted by NATO in international airspace. "For the past 19 years, we have been trying to treat Russia as a partner, trying to bring the nations of Europe back together...
  • Putin Is Infiltrating European Politics With Shocking Effectiveness

    12/14/2014 12:26:28 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 14 Dec 14 | Jeremy Bender
    Putin has become shockingly effective at influencing European politics through a host of far-right parties. The following chart from the Center for Eurasian Strategic Intelligence (CESI) shows Russia's growing influence within six different European Union countries. The parties, located in the UK, France, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, and Hungary, are increasingly popular—and staunchly against giving more power to the EU. Each of the parties has also fostered a closer relationship with Russia, and has protested against sanctions on Moscow following its annexation of Ukraine.
  • Will Russia Follow the USSR into the Dustbin of History -- and for the Same Reasons?

    12/14/2014 1:07:53 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    eesti.ca ^ | December 13, 2014 | Paul Goble
    Staunton, December 13 – Four Russian analysts suggest that the six causes they identify as being behind the collapse of the USSR are again to varying degrees present in Russia today, but what is perhaps more interesting than the causes they do identify is the one that they don’t: the ways in which the six they do helped power a seventh: nationalism Russian and non-Russian. In a 4400-word article in “Russky Reporter” this week, Vladimir Bazhanov, Andrey Veselov, Dmitry Karpets and Aleksandr Pototsky consider to what extent the six causes they say led to the demise of the USSR are...
  • Russia reaches out to Europe's far-right parties

    12/14/2014 1:52:14 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 29 replies
    VIENNA (AP) — A Russian loan to France's National Front. Invitations to Moscow for leaders of Austria's Freedom Party. Praise for Vladimir Putin from the head of Britain's anti-European Union party. As the diplomatic chill over Ukraine deepens, the Kremlin seems keener than ever to enlist Europe's far-right parties in its campaign for influence in the West, seeking new relationships based largely on shared concern over the growing clout of the EU. Russia fears that the EU and NATO could spread to countries it considers part of its sphere of influence. And it has repeatedly served notice that it will...
  • Lefty Bill Maher says he’d support Rand Paul 2016

    11/18/2014 8:21:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | November 17, 2014 | Sam Rolley
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) continued his efforts to expand the GOP’s reach ahead of 2016 on Friday, appearing for an interview on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”Maher, an outspoken anti-theist and liberal, said that he admires Paul for being “the one Republican who is willing to go to places Republicans don’t usually speak.” Throughout the interview, Paul and Maher were largely in agreement on issues such as the War on Drugs, reinstating voting rights for nonviolent felons, how the U.S. should go about defeating the Islamic State and even, to some extent, climate change. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)“I am available to the...
  • Rand Paul's 3-Day Iowa Trip Sends Democrats on the Attack

    08/09/2014 12:08:50 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8 August 2014 | Cathy Burke
    While Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tests the Republican waters for a possible White House run, Democrats are attacking, even this early in the nominating process, The Daily Beast reports. During the junior senator's recent three-day trip to Iowa, where the first presidential caucuses will be held in 17 months, the Democratic National Committee sent out 10 press releases about Paul's activities and speeches, the news site reports. A senior aide for Paul views the press releases in a positive light for the senator. "What it can tell you as a political observer is that they recognize what we're trying to...
  • McDaniel Returns Neo-Confederate Cash

    06/19/2014 2:17:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    The campaign of Mississippi Senate hopeful Chris McDaniel has returned a donation from a controversial neo-Confederate supporter. A McDaniel spokesman declined to elaborate, but told Fox News First that the campaign gave back the $800 contribution from Carl Ford “as soon as we learned about it.” The campaign of embattled Republican incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran has attacked McDaniel for the donation from Ford, a Mississippi secessionist who was part of the defense team representing a Klansman convicted in 1998 of murdering a 1960s civil rights leader during the fight to desegregate the state.
  • New York mayor wants Obama’s library in his city

    06/05/2014 6:10:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2014 4:28 PM EDT
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) wants his city to be the home of President Barack Obama’s future library. Obama hasn’t decided which city will house his presidential library. Many observers believe the favorite to be Chicago, his hometown. …
  • China seeks out Russia over North Korea strategy

    12/16/2013 6:13:17 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    WantChinaTimes ^ | 2013-12-16
    China seeks out Russia over North Korea strategy Staff Reporter 2013-12-16 15:13 (GMT+8) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (Photo/CFP) In an unusual move, China has sought out Russia to discuss a way forward regarding North Korea following the execution of pro-reform leader Jang Sung-taek, reports Duowei News, an outlet run by overseas Chinese. Jang, 67, the uncle-in-law of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un, was executed last week for allegedly staging a coup. He was described as "despicable human scum" by North Korea's state media and accused of treason, corruption, womanizing, gambling and taking drugs. Jang was not afforded a...
  • NBC Quietly Deletes Mugabe from Obama-Castro Handshake Story

    12/11/2013 12:14:02 PM PST · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Joel B Pollack
    Earlier Tuesday, NBC News reported that President Barack Obama had shaken hands with Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. However, the UK Telegraph's Josie Ensor reported that Obama "was asked to take his seat just before reaching Mugabe." Complicating matters, another article in the UK Telegraph also claimed that Obama had shaken hands with Mugabe--in very similar terms to those used in the NBC article. Breitbart News caught the discrepancy--and suddenly the NBC News article was corrected, with no notice. Before: On his way to the rostrum, Obama also shook the hand of Robert Mugabe, the strongman ruler of Zimbabwe, and hugged...
  • Hillary Clinton Leads Democratic pack for 2016, Would Beat Chris Christie Head-to-Head (47-41%)

    07/24/2013 6:32:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 13:52 EST, 24 July 2013 | By David Martosko In Washington
    The next presidential election is more than three years away, but early polling shows Hillary Rodham Clinton leading the Democratic pack by a landslide margin, with a whopping 63 per cent of Democrats telling pollsters that they would vote for the former first lady and Secretary of State. Vice President Joe Biden came in second with 13 per cent support - barely one-fifth of Clinton's showing. The GOP field is anyone's game, however, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie only garnering 15 per cent support among Republicans to narrowly lead the pack. He's followed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Florida...
  • Rand Paul’s Paleo Problem

    07/17/2013 7:03:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Rand Paul is the most interesting contender for the Republican nomination. And when I say interesting, I mean that in the broadest sense. A case in point: Last week, the Kentucky senator hit some turbulence when the Washington Free Beacon reported that Jack Hunter, Paul’s aide and the co-author of his book, The Tea Party Goes to Washington, was once the Southern Avenger. Who’s that? Starting in the 1990s, as a radio shock-jock, Hunter would wear a wrestling mask made from a Confederate flag, while making jokes about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and having the South re-secede. “Although Lincoln’s...
  • Democrats call on McConnell to condemn Paul for employing 'Southern Avenger'

    07/10/2013 8:40:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 7/10/2013 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon called on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday to condemn U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's hiring of a staffer with a history of making controversial comments about race. Washington Free Beacon, a conservative online publication, reported Tuesday that Paul staffer Jack Hunter is a former talk-radio host who called himself the "Southern Avenger" and is a former member of the League of the South, a group that advocates Southern secession. "Senator McConnell likes Republicans to call him leader, and he has made himself heard on every issue he deems of consequence, real...
  • Rand Paul Defends ‘Embarrassed’ Aide With Neo-Confederate Past

    07/20/2013 3:15:29 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | July 11 2013 | Arlette Saenz
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., defended a Senate aide who once espoused pro-secession and neo-Confederate views, calling him “incredibly talented” during an interview with the Huffington Post. The Washington Free Beacon Tuesday reported that Jack Hunter, who serves as social media director for Paul, once worked as a radio shock jock for two different stations in Charleston, S.C., advocating for secession and the Confederacy. Hunter, who helped write Paul’s book “The Tea Party Goes to Washington,” called himself the “Southern Avenger” and wore a Confederate flag mask at public appearances. “People are calling him a white supremacist,” Paul said in an...
  • Humans could evolve to grow beaks: Scientist

    07/06/2013 7:08:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    indiatimes.com ^ | Jul 5, 2013, 03.13 PM IST
    Scientists have been examining the jaws of the pufferfish, which has evolved over millions of years to form a beak. Pufferfish use these to break open the shells of molluscs and crabs. Beaks are more "robust and practical", according to Dr Gareth Fraser, lead researcher. Another theory states that, in the future, human beings will develop the ability to endlessly replace their teeth, to have an unlimited supply, not unlike sharks.