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  • The Pajama Boy White House

    05/23/2016 4:51:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | May 17, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    During the showdown over Obamacare, the pro-Obama PAC Organizing for Action put out an ad now known as “Pajama Boy.” It showcased a young fellow in thick retro-rimmed glasses, wearing black-and-red plaid children’s-style pajamas, and sipping from a mug, with a sort of all-knowing expression on his face. The text urged: “Wear pajamas. Drink hot chocolate. Talk about getting health insurance. #GetTalking.” Most men in Dayton or Huntsville do not lounge around in the morning in their pajamas, with or without built-in footpads, drinking hot chocolate and scanning health-insurance policies. That our elites either think they do, or think the...
  • Imagine No Possessions, Imagine Venezuela

    05/23/2016 4:36:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2016 | Robert Tracinski
    About the same time I was listening to those girls sing “Imagine,” this item came across my news feed: By morning, three newborns were already dead. The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward. Doctors kept ailing infants alive by pumping air into their lungs by hand for hours. By nightfall, four more newborns had died. “The death of a baby is our daily bread,” said Dr. Osleidy Camejo, a surgeon in the nation’s capital, Caracas, referring...
  • #NeverTrump effort fails from the start to sway GOP voters insistent on change

    05/05/2016 12:30:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | Alex Leary
    Absolute and simple, the message blasted across social media this year, a shield worn by Republicans horrified by Donald Trump. Anyone not on board was a sellout. On Wednesday, the movement was in shambles. John Kasich followed Ted Cruz in getting out of the way of the #TrumpTrain. Some vowed to continue to oppose the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but the failure was, in retrospect, evident from the start. The effort began too late, lacked organization, misread voters' appetite for change and Trump's unscripted style and overestimated the ability of social media and TV ads to change minds. "It was...
  • The US Virgin Islands Delegate Fight Could Spill Over Into Republican Convention

    04/28/2016 4:44:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 22, 2016 | Stephanie Wash & Lauren Pearle
    A group that would normally fly under the radar -- the USVI GOP -- has been thrust into the political spotlight, as a slate of nine unbound delegates could ultimately help swing the Republican presidential nomination. The Virgin Islands, with under 3,000 registered Republicans who are ineligible to vote in the presidential election, will send to Cleveland nine of the at least 136 total “unbound” delegates who are free to vote for anyone they wish on the first ballot. But since the Islands’ contentious March 10 GOP caucus, competing groups have duked it out in court and on the airwaves...
  • Will Big Spending in Indiana Lead To a Win? (Congressional primary)

    04/28/2016 4:29:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | April 27, 2016 | Gillian Roberts
    In Indiana’s competitive 9th Congressional District Republican primary race, there’s a big spender. A really big spender. His name is Joseph A. “Trey” Hollingsworth III (Roll Call has already delved into other oddities about his candidacy , like how he’s from Tennessee), and he’s been blanketing the airwaves with campaign ads in the five-way race for GOP Rep. Todd Young’s open seat — which is rated Safe Republican by the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call. There are unique challenges in the contest, like how no one in his adopted hometown of Jeffersonville has really seen him outside of their...
  • Trump, Clinton have small leads in Indiana, overall tight race

    04/28/2016 4:24:35 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies
    WTHR Channel 13 News ^ | Apr 22, 2016
    The results of the first statewide poll for Indiana’s upcoming primary show a small lead for party front runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, with a tight race on both sides of the aisle. The WTHR/HPI Indiana Poll has Trump with a 6-point lead over his closest challenger Ted Cruz. The poll indicates a record turnout will favor Trump over the other candidates. The results prove just how pivotal Indiana's primary race is going to be nationally. Republican Presidential Primary •Donald Trump 37% •Ted Cruz 31% •John Kasich 22% When you drill down into the numbers into core Republicans, it...
  • Opinion: Burr-Feinstein antiencryption bill a firing offense

    04/23/2016 11:13:34 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 19, 2016 | Sascha Meinrath
    The Burr-Feinstein antiencryption bill isn't just bad, it's evidence of a dangerous incompetence in congressional leadership that is undermining America’s security. In fact, the draft bill, leaked two weeks ago and now officially released, is compelling evidence that Senate leadership should strip – or at least not reappoint – Senators Burr and Feinstein of their positions on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Amongst its many provisions, the draft bill mandates that tech companies make all of our online data "intelligible" when presented with a court order. The bill defines intelligible as "decrypted, deciphered, decoded, demodulated, or deobfuscated" to "the...
  • Cruz to Win Half Of Pennsylvania's Delegates, "Even If He Comes In Distant Third"

    04/21/2016 4:08:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    NBC's Hallie Jackson reports Cruz has changed his focus to Pennsylvania and making a play for the state's unbound delegates. Jackson, the network's Cruz correspondent, said even if Cruz has a third place finish in Pennsylvania's Republican primary, he'll win more than half the delegates. "It's very telling that's Ted Cruz tonight is not in Brooklyn or Manhattan or any of the boroughs or state. He's in Pennsylvania," reported Jackson. "He'll be in Philly for his watch party tonight," Jackson said. "That's indicative of where he and his campaign see this race going, to Pennsylvania, where they are looking to...
  • Gwen Graham (D) drops re-election bid, considering run for (FL) governor

    04/21/2016 9:49:33 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    The Orlando Sun Sentinal ^ | April 21, 2016 | Brendan Farrington
    he daughter of former senator and governor Bob Graham will leave Congress next year and consider trying to follow her father's footsteps into the governor's mansion. Democratic Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahassee announced Thursday that she wouldn't run for re-election — a move that's been widely predicted since her congressional district was redrawn, splitting her home county in half. Her district is now firmly Republican. Graham cited the new district in a video announcement, blaming politicians, lobbyists and courts for making it more partisan. "Our state government is just dysfunctional, and this causes me to rethink how I can best...
  • Lindsay Lohan Is Converting To Islam

    04/21/2016 9:43:13 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 117 replies
    The Superficial ^ | April 20, 2016
    “I’m a very spiritual person and I’m really open to learning,” the Catholic-born actress told The Sun on her conversion to Islam. Lohan, 29, who was spotted carrying a copy of the Koran while tending to her community service in New York last summer, also said there’s more to the text than what many people have been led to believe. And you can totally trust Lindsay when it comes to the Koran because it’s not like she’s walking around preaching about it without even reading the whole thing. Who does that? “I’m not done reading it. Do you know how...
  • Days after barring city employee travel to anti-LGBT states, Santa Fe mayor (D) to travel to Qatar

    04/14/2016 3:43:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    KOB Channel 4 News ^ | April 12, 2016 | Blair Miller
    Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales will travel this week to Qatar, and the trip is drawing criticism that the mayor is breaking his own directives. Qatar is known for its anti-LGBT laws, and Gonzales' trip was announced just days after the mayor reaffirmed Santa Fe's ban on city employee travel to states that have passed what advocates say are discrimination laws against the LGBT community.
  • Ander Crenshaw to retire from Congress (FL)

    04/13/2016 4:25:13 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    The Orlando Sentinal ^ | April 13, 2016
    U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw is leaving Congress after spending nearly 16 years in office. He Wednesday that he would not run for re-election. Crenshaw, R-Jacksonville, is a former investment banker who became president of the state Senate after the GOP took control in the `90s. He was first elected to Congress in November 2000. The 71-year-old Crenshaw posted a statement on his website in which he said it was “time to turn the page on this chapter in my life.” Despite recent changes in Florida's congressional map, Crenshaw's district is considered to be reliably Republican. His decision to retire from...
  • Anti-abortion group calls for Kamala Harris to drop Senate bid

    04/07/2016 2:47:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7, 2016 | Peter Sullivan
    A leading anti-abortion group is calling on California Attorney General Kamala Harris to resign and end her Senate campaign after her office raided the home of anti-abortion videomaker David Daleiden. Susan B. Anthony List called on Harris to resign and drop out of the race after Daleiden, the maker of controversial undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood, posted a Facebook message Tuesday saying California authorities had raided his home and seized video footage. “The fact that Ms. Harris is seizing private property of a pro-life California activist who has exposed horrific practices conducted by Planned Parenthood, which donated thousands to her...
  • Lawmaker moving to impeach Gov. Robert Bentley amid Rebekah Caldwell Mason scandal

    03/31/2016 3:37:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Alamaba.com ^ | March 30, 2016 | Howard Koplowitz
    State Rep. Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, is moving to start impeachment against embattled Gov. Robert Bentley amid the scandal engulfing the governor's office surrounding his former senior political adviser, Rebekah Caldwell Mason. If the House impeaches Bentley, it would bring the governor one step closer to being removed from office by the legislature. House Minority Leader Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, confirmed to AL.com that Henry was planning on bringing the articles of impeachment against the governor as early as next week. Henry could not immediately be reached for comment. Ford said "over half" of the House is in favor of impeachment. A...
  • Good News for Ron Johnson's Re-election Bid

    03/30/2016 4:07:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | March 30, 2016 | Simone Pathé
    Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, one of the most vulnerable GOP incumbents in 2016, is closing in on his competitor, according to one poll. The Marquette University Law School survey of 1,405 registered voters from March 24-28 showed the gap between Johnson and his Democratic challenger, former Sen. Russ Feingold, narrowing from 12 points to 5 in February.
  • Cumberland State Rep. Karen MacBeth Is Becoming a Republican (RI)

    03/29/2016 4:17:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | March 28, 2016 | Ian Donnis
    House Oversight Chairwoman Karen MacBeth announced Monday she's leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a Republican since she thinks the GOP is more aligned with serving the public interest of Rhode Islanders. "I think it's time that the average person like me stands up and says, 'Enough,' and while I've been a voice down here, I want to be a stronger voice," she said. "And I want to be a stronger voice for the people, and if I can do this, then there's other people out there that can do it, too, because this is the only way we're going...
  • Scott Baio: GOP 'shooting themselves in the head' by not backing Trump

    03/28/2016 4:46:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 28, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Actor Scott Baio on Monday said Republicans are only hurting themselves by not rallying around presidential front-runner Donald Trump. “It’s a huge mistake,” he said of establishment Republican opposition to Trump on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto Coast to Coast." "For some reason, they insist and continue to and will not stop shooting themselves in the head. Not the foot, the head. “I just wish the Republican Party — which I don’t really consider myself a part of anymore, because I don’t trust them on anything — I just wish they would attack Democrats the way they attack their own.” Baio...
  • Matt Gaetz (Florida) runs for U.S. Congress, blasts 'illegal immigrants' and 'Muslim terrorists'

    03/22/2016 4:22:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    The Orlando Weekly ^ | March 21, 2016 | Dara Kam
    Tying himself to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s coattails, state Rep. Matt Gaetz announced his candidacy Monday for an open Panhandle congressional seat with an announcement blasting illegal immigrants, Muslim terrorists and the national debt. Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican elected to the state House in 2010, had been in a heated contest for a state Senate seat held by his father, Don, a former Senate president forced out of office this fall due to term limits. “Washington’s failures have left the American people with trillions in debt, illegal immigrants sucking us dry, and attacks from Muslim terrorists rising....
  • Illinois Primary: Hillary Clinton (barely) Holds Off Bernie Sanders

    03/17/2016 1:03:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | March 15, 2016
    Hillary Clinton held off a hard-charging Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic primary in her native state, further clearing the path to the presidential nomination. A loss would have dealt her a humbling setback in her native state.
  • Gun-loving Michele Fiore running for Congress (Nevada)

    03/17/2016 12:48:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies
    Republican Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore — who’s known for brash statements, her love of guns and outspoken support for jailed Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy — filed paperwork Wednesday to run for Congress. Fiore is seeking to replace Republican Rep. Joe Heck, who’s leaving his seat in southern Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District to run for U.S. Senate. The race has attracted a crowded field of Republicans including Danny Tarkanian, son of the late, legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, and state Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson. “If we want to get back on track and right this ship, we need strong...
  • Warren Davidson wins GOP nomination for Boehner's seat

    03/17/2016 12:28:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    WCOP Channel 9 News ^ | March 16, 2016
    Warren Davidson picked up the GOP nomination to run for the seat in Congress left open by John Boehner in Tuesday’s primary, the Associated Press reported. Davidson, 46, of Concord Township, had 32 percent of the vote with 98 percent of districts reporting for the 8th District seat. Following him were Timothy Derickson with 24 percent and Bill Beagle with 20 percent. It was a crowded field with more than a dozen candidates seeking the nomination. Davidson is an Army veteran who has served as a township trustee. He works as the managing director of Integral Manufacturing in Troy and...
  • The GOP Should Stop Hillary, Not Trump If They Want to Win

    03/12/2016 2:10:13 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 73 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | March 8, 2016 | Liz Peek
    epublicans need to tune out the gleeful reports in the liberal press predicting the implosion of the GOP, the frantic chatter about blocking a Trump nomination through a brokered convention, and focus on defeating Hillary Clinton. Focus also on the good news in this cycle: Republican ranks are swelling while turnout for Democrats is collapsing. The GOP tent is getting bigger, and if the party doesn’t self-destruct, the country will elect a Republican president.
  • Idaho pastor shooting suspect arrested, expresses 'space alien' concerns

    03/09/2016 4:21:47 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Today ^ | March 9, 2016
    Kyle Andrew Odom, the former marine accused of shooting Idaho minister Tim Remington outside his church, was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service in Washington, D.C., after he threw objects over the White House fence, according to police. NBC's Pete Williams reports for TODAY.
  • McCarter challenges Shimkus to town hall debates (Illinois primary)

    03/07/2016 4:14:07 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    The Bellville News Democrat ^ | March 1, 2016 | Elizabeth Donald
    State Sen. Kyle McCarter has challenged incumbent U.S. Rep. John Shimkus to a series of town hall debates that have already been scheduled, but the longtime congressman’s campaign said it was not contacted. McCarter, R-Lebanon, is holding a series of town halls in the 15th Congressional District whether or not Shimkus, R-Collinsville, attends, he said. “The voters deserve to see us and hear us together, so they can look us in the eye, ask their questions, voice their concerns and get straightforward answers — no spin,” McCarter said. He challenged Shimkus to commit to “unfiltered and transparent” debates, adding that...
  • Charles Grassley Faces Formidable Challenger in Iowa Senate Race

    03/03/2016 4:09:47 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 3, 2016 | Jennifer Steinhauermarch
    With Senator Charles E. Grassley under attack for his handling of the Supreme Court nomination process, a formidable Democratic challenger will run against him this November, the most significant sign yet that Democrats see the court and the candidacy of Donald J. Trump as twin liabilities for Republicans. Patty Judge, a former Iowa lieutenant governor and state agriculture secretary, is expected to announce her challenge this weekend to Mr. Grassley, who is seeking a seventh Senate term and had previously been seen as having little opposition to re-election.
  • Scott Angelle running for Congress (Louisiana)

    03/03/2016 3:35:13 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | March 3, 2016 | Mark Ballard
    Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle announced his candidacy for the U.S. Congress Thursday morning. Angelle, who came in third in last fall’s governor’s race, had been widely rumored to be interested in running this fall for the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate seat. Congressman Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, already entered the race to replace U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who is stepping down at the end of his term. Angelle is running for Boustany’s Third U.S. Congressional District seat, which covers nine Acadiana parishes and includes Lafayette and Lake Charles.
  • Clinton Accuser Juanita Broaddrick Thanks Lady Gaga for ‘Overwhelming’ Oscar Performance

    03/02/2016 3:11:18 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Briebart News ^ | March 1, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Thank you to Lady Gaga for her performance and tribute to victims of sexual abuse. It was overwhelming!
  • Kasich: 'Zero chance’ I’m someone’s vice president

    03/01/2016 4:46:14 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 01, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich insisted Tuesday he would not consider running for the vice presidency. “Zero chance, just stop there, zero chance,” he told Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.,” specifically referencing Donald Trump. “I have no interest,” Kasich added. "I’m going to be governor of Ohio. There is zero chance I will be anybody’s vice presidential candidate — period, end of story.”
  • Sessions First Senator to Endorse Trump

    03/01/2016 4:37:14 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | February 28, 2016 | Niels Lesniewski
    Jeff Sessions on Sunday became the first U.S. senator to endorse Donald Trump for president. “We need to make America great again,” the Alabama Republican announced here at a Trump rally, citing Trump’s campaign slogan. “I am pleased to endorse Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States.” Trump pointed out at the rally that Sunday’s announcement was the first time that Sessions has endorsed a candidate in a presidential campaign. “I told Donald Trump this isn’t a campaign, this is a movement,” Sessions said at the rally. “The American people are not happy with their government.” Sessions’ endorsement...
  • Poll: Trump leads Kasich in Ohio

    02/23/2016 3:39:41 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 23, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump leads in Republican presidential rival John Kasich's home state three weeks before the Ohio primary, according to a new poll. Trump takes 31 percent support, followed by the Ohio governor, at 26 percent; Sen. Ted Cruz Sen. Ted Cruz(Texas), at 21 percent; and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), at 13 percent, in the Quinnipiac University poll released early Tuesday. Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson gets 5 percent in the poll of those who are likely to participate in the Republican primary in Ohio on March 15, while 5 percent remain undecided. More than a third of voters, 38 percent,...
  • McCarter Should Unseat Shimkus (IL primary)

    02/20/2016 3:16:42 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    The News Gazette ^ | February 18, 2016 | Lee York
    We have a marvelous opportunity to "remove the rascal." In Lebanon is Kyle McCarter, a conservative Illinois state Senator, worthy of your trust. He is a successful businessman, successful in the Illinois state legislature, has fiercely defended the American family, unborn life, gun rights and traditional marriage, is committed to the conservative philosophy of limited government, national sovereignty and traditional values, and pledged to oppose any tax increases Congress proposes and to support economic freedom by working to decrease the tax burden of taxpayers.
  • Clinton: I don’t believe I ever lied to the public

    02/20/2016 2:31:45 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Hillary Clinton says she's always tried to be honest and doesn't believe she ever told a lie to the American people. “Well, I have to tell you, I have tried in every way I know how, literally from my years as a young lawyer all the way through my time as secretary of State, to level with the American people,” the presidential contender told CBS in an interview Thursday, when asked if she was always truthful with the public. “I’ve always tried to. Always. Always,” she added.
  • Trump: Would Obama have gone to Scalia funeral if it was at a mosque?

    02/20/2016 2:12:43 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 20, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    In his typical fashion, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did not stay quiet about President Barack Obama's decision to skip Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's funeral Saturday. "I wonder if President Obama would have attended the funeral of Justice Scalia if it were held in a Mosque," Trump tweeted as the funeral was taking place. "Very sad that he did not go!"
  • Democratic Rep. Steve Israel (NY) Announces Retirement (last month)

    02/20/2016 11:31:07 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 5, 2016
    Rep. Steve Israel of New York, a member of the House Democratic leadership in his eighth term in Congress, said Tuesday he will retire at the end of this year. "Simply put, it's time to pass on the torch," Israel said in a statement announcing the unexpected move. Israel, 57, is a top ally to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, and serves as her chair of policy and communications, a position she created for him.
  • Who Is Sri Srinivasan? Indian-American Judge In Race To Replace Justice Antonin Scalia

    02/15/2016 11:51:23 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 14, 2015 | Sneha Shankar
    Speculations were ongoing Sunday to find out who U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after he passed away unexpectedly on Saturday. Speculations in local media listed out several possible nominees for the post, but most cited a report from 2013 to suggest that Sri Srinivasan, a former senior Justice Department official for whom Obama had fought to confirm a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia, could be appointed to the post. Srinivasan, 48, was born in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh while his father belonged to...
  • Obama sick of selfies

    02/11/2016 5:24:24 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    The HIll ^ | February 11, 2016
    The Hill's Judy Kurtz joins Fox 5 for her weekly "In The Know" segment.
  • Vermin Supreme Is Getting More Votes In New Hampshire Than Jim Gilmore

    02/10/2016 5:24:18 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | February 10, 2016 | CJ Ciaramella
    Presidential candidate Vermin Supreme, who is known for wearing a rubber boot on his head, currently has received more write-in votes in the New Hampshire primary than former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore. Supreme, whose campaign platform includes compulsory tooth-brushing and giving every American a free pony, has received 229 votes for the Democratic nomination with 86% of precincts reporting. Gilmore, who served as a county prosecutor and state attorney general before becoming governor of Virginia, currently has received 120 votes for the Republican nomination with 85% of precincts reporting.
  • Bush asks audience to 'please clap'

    02/03/2016 3:25:08 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 03, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush had to ask his audience to clap during a speech at a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Bush had just finished talking about how he would protect the country as commander in chief, The New York Times reported. "I think the next president needs to be a lot quieter, but send a signal that we're prepared to act in the national security interests of this country to get back in business of creating a more peaceful world," he said. The audience responded with silence. "Please clap," Bush then said, in a quieter tone,...
  • Afghan vet Brian Mast announces for FL-18

    02/03/2016 3:08:17 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 25, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    That leaves FL-18 open, and gives Republicans an excellent opportunity for a pickup. The South Florida coastal district has a Cook rating of R+3, and without a Democratic incumbent to hold it, the district may serve as a bellwether of sorts for the GOP’s potential success in the entire state. Former Army Ranger and veteran of Afghanistan Brian Mast has announced this morning that he will seek the Republican nomination for Congress in this district — less than five years after losing both of his legs in Afghanistan
  • Jon Keyser parachutes into crowded GOP field for U.S. Senate in Colorado

    02/03/2016 3:03:28 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Colorado Independent ^ | January 11, 2016 | Corey Hutchins
    So who is Jon Keyser? He’s a 34-year-old, first-term member of the Colorado House of Representatives who will resign from his local lawmaker seat so he can devote his full attention to a run at the big show. What’s he bring to a race that includes state Sen. Tim Neville, wealthy Colorado Springs businessman Robert Blaha, and former Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier, among several others? Youth, an apparent coating of fairy dust from the national GOP establishment, and, oh, a biographical data point that includes killing terrorists as part of special ops missions for the U.S. military.
  • Brian Fitzpatrick announces candidacy for Congress in Pennsylvania's 8th District

    02/03/2016 2:51:38 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Bucks Local News ^ | February 01, 2016
    Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Fitzpatrick, standing outside the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown on Thursday, announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District in the House of Representatives. “The time is now to restore integrity and honor to our nation’s capital. Our government is broken. People have lost faith in the system: Corruption is rampant in our nation’s capital and Harrisburg. And all the while, too many politicians prefer to be political ideologues, rather than the problem solvers we need,” said Fitzpatrick surrounded by supporters. “I believe I have the experience and background...
  • Three candidates vying for Rep. Fincher’s congressional seat (TN)

    02/01/2016 5:39:32 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    WREG Channel 3 News ^ | Febuary 1, 2016 | Eryn Taylor
    Since the announcement, several leaders have come forward saying they would be interested in taking the lawmaker’s seat in Congress including Former U.S. Attorney David Kustoff, Doctor George Flinn and current state Senator Brian Kelsey of Germantown.
  • Meet Kathy Szaliga

    01/30/2016 1:31:11 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    I'm a real Marylander, wife, mom and grandmother, and I'm running to be Maryland's next United States Senator because it’s time to bring some new ideas and new people to Washington. Almost 36 years ago when my husband Mark and I got married, we had five dollars in our pockets – no car and minimum wage jobs. Mark was a laborer in construction, and I worked a variety of minimum-wage jobs. I put up drywall and helped build a golf course. I was a dishwasher, parking lot attendant, maid, and waitress. With hard work, I rose up through the ranks...
  • Conservative McDonough to make bid for Ruppersberger’s congressional seat

    01/30/2016 1:15:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2016 | Anjali Shastry
    Delegate Patrick L. McDonough, a staunchly conservative Republican, will announce Friday that he will try to unseat Democratic Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger in November, saying he hopes to be part of a conservative revolution in this deep-blue state. Mr. McDonough, who has represented Harford and Baltimore counties in the House of Delegates for 17 years, said that he’s grown tired of what he derisively calls the “Maryland General Asylum” and that he’s ready to try to make an impact at the national level. A fan of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s immigration policy, Mr. McDonough said he wants to use...
  • La. state treasurer enters U.S. Senate race

    01/29/2016 3:08:14 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    Houma Today ^ | January 26, 2016 | MELINDA DESLATTE
    The treasurer joins two announced Republican candidates, U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and John Fleming. At least one other GOP contender, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, has filed his federal election paperwork for the race and is scheduled to make his announcement Wednesday. Maness ran unsuccessfully for the Senate last year. Several other Republicans are also eyeing the race.
  • Lynn Westmoreland Won’t Seek Re-election (GA alert)

    01/26/2016 4:04:54 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | January 7, 2016 | Simone Pathé
    Party operatives suggested there would be a crowded primary field to replace Westmoreland and that there is no “heir apparent” who was tipped off to his departure ahead of time. Potential candidates include: •State Sen. Mike Crane, who was elected in 2011 to represent Coweta and Heard counties. •Former State Sen. Majority Leader Ronnie Chance, who declined to seek re-election in 2014. •State Sen. Rick Jeffares, who represents portions of Henry, Newton and Rockdale Counties. GOPAC, which recruits and trains Republicans at the state level to run for higher office, made him an “Emerging Leader” in 2011. •State Sen. Joshua...
  • Jim McDermott Announces Retirement (Washington state libtard)

    01/05/2016 4:36:31 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | January 4, 2016 | Simone Pathé
    McDermott won his last general election with 80 percent of the vote, but he had already attracted one primary challenger in his safe Democratic 7th District before the holiday recess. State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw announced his candidacy in early December, promising to be the “region’s next progressive leader.” The Democratic field in this Seattle-based district is expected to grow with McDermott out. Thanks to Washington’s top-two primary system, the general election could pit two Democrats against each other. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Arizona Sen. John McCain each received just 18 percent of the vote in this district in...
  • Clinton: Americans must reject Trump

    01/05/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 5, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday condemned GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s “dangerous” rhetoric about Muslims, and urged that his candidacy be “rejected roundly” by the American people. Speaking with Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” in her first nationally televised interview of 2016, Clinton repeatedly declined to mention Trump by name or address the personal attacks against her and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. But Clinton took several side-swipes at Trump, who has ignited controversy for derogatory comments about illegal immigrants, for mocking a reporter with disabilities, for sexist remarks about women and for proposing all Muslims be banned from entering the...
  • 5th District Rep. Robert Hurt (VA) to retire in 2016, Republicans say

    12/22/2015 4:47:21 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    The Roanoak Times ^ | December 22, 2015 | Rachel Weiner
    Rep. Robert Hurt, R-Pittsylvania County, will retire in 2016, according to Republicans familiar with the congressman’s thinking. A former member of the Virginia General Assembly, Hurt was first elected to Congress in 2010, defeating Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello. He represents Virginia’s sprawling 5th District, which includes Bedford and Franklin counties in its run from the North Carolina line to the Northern Virginia exburbs. Hurt’s retirement was first reported on Twitter by Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. Hurt’s decision came as a surprise to many Republicans in the state. He had not given any public...
  • Yale Students Sign Petition To Repeal First Amendment

    12/21/2015 4:20:05 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | December 17, 2015 | Aric Mitchell
    Yale students are either going to be very embarrassed by what conservative filmmaker Ami Horowitz just did to them, or they’re going to nod their heads in agreement. Whatever the reaction, the American purists among you are liable to be downright frightened. For what reason, you ask? In short, because of how many Yale students saw no problem with getting rid of the First Amendment — the amendment that entitles Americans to freedom of speech, religion, and assembly as well as a free press and the freedom to petition. Speaking of that word — petition — Horowitz was able to...