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  • Threat against Sen. Marco Rubio under investigation, his office says

    04/24/2012 9:52:22 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 105 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 04/25/2012
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is the target of a threat deemed credible enough to merit police protection in Washington, D.C., and at his home in West Miami, his office said late Tuesday. The freshman senator rocketed to national political stardom in recent weeks as he jumped to the top of the shortlist of potential running mates for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. From CNN to The Daily Show, Rubio has become a staple of cable-news chatter about whether Romney will offer him the spot — and whether he would take it. But the fame has made him not...
  • Gingrich to WCNC: 'We’ll continue to campaign'

    04/24/2012 6:24:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 115 replies
    WCNC ^ | 4-24-12 | staff
    Despite speculation that he might drop out of the presidential race soon, Newt Gingrich said he is pressing on during an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 36 anchor Dave Wagner Tuesday afternoon. “These reports somehow get exaggerated,” Gingrich. “We have 23 events this week…What I did say was that we are going to evaluate actively and honestly what has happened here.” Gingrich spent part of Tuesday at the Billy Graham library with his wife and campaign staff. He is expected at an event Tuesday night in Concord as well. “Under any circumstance we are going to be at every single event...
  • NBC: North Korean nuclear test could happen as early as Tuesday night

    04/24/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    North Korea could carry out an underground test of a nuclear weapon as early as Tuesday night as the North's reclusive leadership dramatically tries to up the stakes with the U.S. and the West, U.S. officials told NBC News. U.S. officials say North Korea may already have an arsenal between 12 and a "few dozen" far more advanced weapons, many more than generally believed.
  • "Cut His Head Off!" Illinois union thugs rail against Wisconsin's Governor

    04/24/2012 12:39:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    EAGNews.org ^ | 4-22-12 | EAG Foundation
    Rev. T. Ray McJunkins of Springfield's Union Baptist Church and USAction's William McNary engaged in violent rhetoric to rile up a union crowd of thousands just yards away from an Illinois appearance by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. McNary challenged Walker to "knuckle up" while McJunkins said they're going to "cut off his head," likening Walker to Goliath.
  • Gingrich daughter: Campaign to 'reassess' standing

    04/24/2012 9:51:08 AM PDT · by tatown · 130 replies
    AP ^ | 4/24/2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Newt Gingrich's daughter says the former House speaker will "reassess" his campaign after the votes are tallied in Delaware, potentially setting the stage for his exit from the Republican presidential race. Jackie Gingrich Cushman said Tuesday that her father's campaign has slimmed down but is still winning over voters who aren't yet sold on Mitt Romney, who has effectively clinched the GOP presidential nomination. Despite trailing Romney in convention delegates and fundraising, Gingrich has vowed to campaign until the party's late-summer convention in Florida. Gingrich is carrying more than $4.3 million in debt and has been spending...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (April 23, 2012)

    04/23/2012 8:52:55 PM PDT · by Doofer · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 23, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. In a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney earns 47% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.
  • Is there a drone in your neighbourhood?

    04/24/2012 6:23:05 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 107 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 05:15 EST, 24 April 2012 | Julian Gavaghan
    Is there a drone in your neighbourhood? Rise of spy planes exposed after FAA is forced to reveal 63 launch sites across U.S. Unmanned spy planes are being launched from locations in 20 states and owners include the military and universities. There are at least 63 active drone sites around the U.S, federal authorities have been forced to reveal following a landmark Freedom of Information lawsuit. The unmanned planes – some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects – are being launched from locations in 20 states. Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations,...
  • BTTT!! Steady as she goes!! [FReepathon thread XIII]

    04/23/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 719 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 23, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! We are making slow but steady headway with our FReepathon. Let's keep 'er going!! Please keep those donations coming in folks. No matter who gets the nomination, or who gets elected, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!! Please click the link above to donate via secure server or mail checks to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794 Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!! We are the resistance!! Vote wisely. Vote STRAIGHT conservative. Put in...
  • 'Someone Kill the Judge'

    04/23/2012 9:15:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 227 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/23/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    George Zimmerman, the accused murderer of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, has been released from jail on bail. Meeting Zimmerman's release are calls (on Twitter) for him to be killed. As Twitchy reports, "Twitter lynch mob: George Zimmerman is out on bail? Let’s kill him!" But it's not just Zimmerman who is at risk. In fact, there's already been a call on Twitter for the murder of the judge, Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester, who agreed to release Zimmerman on bail. Writing on a Twitter, someone named @Rick_Cobain writes, "Zimmerman released from jail someone kill the judge!!!!!"
  • HERALD EXCLUSIVE: Sources Say Chief Bill Lee Jr. Will Permanently Step Down (Sanford)

    Sources have revealed to The Sanford Herald that former Chief Bill Lee Jr. will permanently resign this afternoon. City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. has confirmed that there will be a special meeting held with city commissioners today at 4 p.m. Read more: The Sanford Herald - HERALD EXCLUSIVE Chief Bill Lee Jr will permanently step down this afternoon
  • Cynthia McKinney back and running for her old congressional seat

    04/23/2012 7:57:57 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 103 replies
    AJC ^ | 04.23.2012 | Jeffry Scott
    Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is preparing to run for her old 4th Congressional district seat on the Green Party ticket. Andy Manis, AP Cynthia McKinney, a former congresswoman, ran for president as the Green Party candidate in 2008. McKinney was defeated by 4th district incumbent Hank Johnson in 2006 after serving six terms in Congress and has kept a low profile since returning to Atlanta from the San Francisco area where she moved in 2007. Since February she has made a few public appearances in her old district but stayed low key with her plans. She filed paperwork April...
  • Obama Justice Department Now Referring Reporters to Media Matters

    04/21/2012 10:09:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Friday afternoon, Free Beacon reporter CJ Ciaramella requested a comment from the Justice Department about my new book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup. This was the response he received.   That's right folks. Media Matters, the far Left website funded by George Soros, is now serving as a mouth piece for the United States Department of Justice. Not only did DOJ refer Ciaramella to Media Matters for information about Operation Fast and Furious, but didn't even refer him to material that had anything to do with his original question about the FBI covering...
  • George Zimmerman released from jail

    04/22/2012 9:36:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman was released around midnight Monday from a county jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. The neighborhood watch volunteer was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a paper bag. He met a man in a white vehicle and drove away. His ultimate destination is being kept secret for his safety and it could be outside Florida. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said at a hearing Friday he cannot have any guns and must observe a 7 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew. Zimmerman also surrendered his passport....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 April 2012

    04/22/2012 5:01:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 202 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 April 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 22nd, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Peter King, R-N.Y.; David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Lieberman; Senator Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas; Ralph Basham, a former director of the Secret Service; Eric Fehrnstrom, adviser to GOP president candidate Mitt Romney; Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign for Obama.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Rep. Carolyn...
  • Why donate to Free Republic? How does Free Republic advance conservatism?

    04/21/2012 12:02:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 106 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 21, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Maybe others can answer more concisely, but I believe we need a place where like-minded traditional conservatives can meet to discuss and advocate for our pro-life, pro-liberty, pro-constitution, pro-traditional American conservative values, principles and causes--without being hounded and attacked by leftists, "moderates" and other naysayers, doubters, doom & gloomers, malcontents or trolls who would either outright destroy our liberty and our way of life, surrender it, or otherwise nibble away at it in bits and bites. Free Republic has been just that for fifteen years!! We wholeheartedly and steadfastly believe in and defend our founding principles and our traditional American...
  • Former Nixon aide Chuck Colson dies at 80

    04/21/2012 1:46:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 21, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    (CBS News) Chuck Colson, a former aide to Richard Nixon, evangelical leader, author and nonprofit founder, died Saturday at the age of 80.
  • Hatch didn't make it he has to run in Primary!!!!

    04/21/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT · by taildragger · 271 replies
    Fox News | 4/21/2012 | taildragger
    Folks, just heard, Hatch in a run off ! Liljenquist and Tea Partiers did it !!!
  • Gingrich North Carolina Stops Called Off, Then On Again

    04/20/2012 6:32:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 111 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-21-12 | Dover
    The Newt Gingrich campaign found itself in a state of confusion Friday night when reports surfaced that Gingrich would cancel all of his stops in North Carolina next week, fueling suggestions that Gingrich would be suspending his campaign. But the campaign says nothing is happening. Two people close to the Gingrich campaign told ABC News they were contacted and told all of Gingrich’s North Carolina stops had been canceled, although R.C. Hammond, communications director for the campaign, said there was a “communication glitch.” “There was confusion, but we will maintain our North Carolina schedule next week,” Hammond said. One person...
  • Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early - $50,000 a head

    04/20/2012 9:27:48 PM PDT · by Fred · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 04/19/12 | Ben Smith
    Former Governor Mitt Romney is already offering top donors access to a special "Presidential Inaugural retreat," planned on the assumption that he will be elected president this November. The offer, in a fundraising email circulated by a top Georgia supporter to fellow Republicans and obtained by BuzzFeed, is one of several goodies offered to those who contribute more than $50,000 to the joint fundraising committee known as "Romney Victory," a program whose outlines were first reported by POLITICO. Those donors will be named "Founding Members" of Romney Victory and invited to a California retreat with Romney and offered "yet to...
  • UPDATE: West Sacramento Shooting Suspect Dead

    04/20/2012 9:02:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 16 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | Unatributed
    WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Interstate 80 was shut down between West Sacramento and Davis for six hours as police searched for an armed suspect who shot at officers after a carjacking early Friday morning, clogging freeways throughout the region, then is believed to have assaulted a church pastor and stolen a second truck. Friday evening Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy cornered on the suspect in an apartment complex in the 1900 block of Ethan Way in the Arden Arcade area. Officers opened fire. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. photo UPDATE: West Sacramento Shooting Suspect Dead The incident began just...