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  • Black Friday in Chicago: ‘No Justice–No Shopping!’

    11/27/2015 12:16:18 PM PST · by maggief · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | LEE STRANAHAN
    Roughly 3,000 demonstrators have shut down a large portion of Michigan Avenue in Chicago-the "Magnificent Mile"-in the middle of Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to protest the shooting of black teenager Laquon McDonald. The 17-year-old was killed in October 2014, and was apparently armed with a knife at the time. Video of the shooting released on Tuesday, however, shows that he was walking away from police at the time he was shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke. Turnout was strong despite 39-degree weather and rainy conditions. Demonstrators shouted "16 shots!" and "No justice, no...
  • Obama: ISIS terrorism is 'a scourge that threatens all of us'

    11/24/2015 10:20:23 AM PST · by maggief · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama is vowing to step up efforts to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, declaring the group "must be destroyed." "This was not only a strike against one of the world’s great cities, it was an attack against the world itself," Obama said during a press conference at the White House alongside French President François Hollande. "It is a scourge that threatens all of us. And that’s why, for more than a year, the United States, France and our coalition of some 60 nations have been united in...
  • GOP fears Trump's Muslim comments could hurt

    11/22/2015 8:36:18 AM PST · by maggief · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    Donald Trump's rhetoric since the Paris terrorist attacks appears to have helped him with GOP primary voters, according to most polls. But Republican insiders are concerned that his words could come back to haunt the party as it seeks to appeal to a broader audience. In recent days, Trump has suggested that the United States could have "no choice" but to close mosques. Even more controversially, he told an NBC News reporter he would "certainly" implement a system to register and track Muslims, though it was unclear whether he was referring to new immigrants or all Muslims on American soil....
  • Kerry says U.S. can 'neutralize' Islamic State quicker than it did al Qaeda

    11/19/2015 2:16:38 PM PST · by maggief · 63 replies
    REUTERS ^ | November 19, 2015
    EXCERPT "We are going to defeat Daesh. We always said it will take time," Kerry said, using an alternative name for the Islamist militant group. "We began our fight against al Qaeda in 2001 and it took us quite a few years before we were able to eliminate Osama bin Laden and the top leadership and neutralize them as an effective force. We hope to do Daesh much faster than that and we think we have an ability to do that," he told reporters.
  • U.S. refugee chief tells lawmakers 'Syrians are less of a threat'

    11/19/2015 8:31:14 AM PST · by maggief · 25 replies
    REUTERS ^ | November 19, 2015
    The head of the State Department's refugee bureau told a congressional panel on Thursday that Syrians trying to enter the United States pose "less of a threat" than other populations, sparking a harsh exchange with a Republican lawmaker. Asked whether the U.S. government tracks Syrian refugees once they are in the country, Anne Richard, assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration, said authorities track them for three months after arrival. "They're not treated differently than other refugees. Syrians are less of a threat, actually, because they've fled their country. They've voted with their feet," Richard said.
  • Honduras says Syrians not part of terror cell, want refuge in U.S.

    11/19/2015 6:37:05 AM PST · by maggief · 27 replies
    REUTERS ^ | November 19, 2015
    TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Five Syrian men detained in Honduras this week traveling on doctored Greek passports do not belong to "any terrorist cell", four are university students, and all were fleeing war at home and seeking refuge in the United States, Honduran authorities said on Thursday.
  • Paris Terror Ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud Killed in Saint-Denis Raid

    11/19/2015 5:16:53 AM PST · by maggief · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 19, 2015 | NANCY ING, JAKE CIGAINERO and ALASTAIR JAMIESON
    PARIS — The Belgian jihadist suspected of being the ringleader of the Paris terrorist attacks was killed during the explosive raid on a suburban apartment, officials said Thursday. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, died during Wednesday's operation in Saint-Denis, according to the Paris prosecutor's office. He was identified by his fingerprints. Officials said his body was riddled with bullets.
  • Feds offer $5M for leader of ISIS travelers

    11/18/2015 1:54:48 PM PST · by maggief · 5 replies
    The Hil ^ | November 18, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    The federal government on Wednesday offered up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest of a man involved in smuggling and travel for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The reward offer comes amid increasing concern about ISIS’s ability to send foreign fighter extremists to Europe and the United States, following the group’s direction of Friday evening’s terror attacks across Paris, which killed 129 people. Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali has been associated with ISIS or its predecessor, al Qaeda in Iraq, since 2005, the State Department said. “He now serves as a key leader in ISIL’s Immigration and...
  • France bans massive marches planned during Paris climate talks

    11/18/2015 12:46:22 PM PST · by maggief · 19 replies
    REUTERS ^ | November 18, 2015
    PARIS (Reuters) - France will not allow planned marches to go ahead on Nov. 29 and Dec. 12 during international climate talks in Paris because of security concerns, the government said on Wednesday. However, it said in a statement that all demonstrations organized in closed spaces or in places where security can easily be ensured would be allowed to go ahead. (snip) Environmental activists have hoped the marches would attract perhaps 200,000 people to put pressure on governments to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
  • McCain: Focus on refugees 'misplaced'

    11/18/2015 12:14:13 PM PST · by maggief · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2015 | Rebecca Kheel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned his fellow Republicans on Wednesday not to place too much emphasis on Syrian refugees following the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, calling their focus misguided. “I believe the overwhelming focus on the refugee program in recent days is misplaced,” said McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in a written statement. “I especially encourage my fellow Republicans to recognize that refugees are not the problem – they are the symptom of the problem.” Since attacks credited to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed at least 129, Republicans have called for...
  • Islamic State shows photo of improvised Russian plane bomb

    11/18/2015 7:25:58 AM PST · by maggief · 26 replies
    REUTERS ^ | November 18, 2015
    EXCERPT The photo showed a can of Schweppes Gold soft drink and what appeared to be a detonator and switch on a blue background.
  • French president says places 'glorifying' terror to be closed

    11/18/2015 5:51:26 AM PST · by maggief · 31 replies
    AP ^ | November 18, 2015
    EXCERPT A bill to extend France's state of emergency for three months in the wake of last Friday's Islamic terrorist attacks that killed 129 people, includes a measure that enables authorities to close "any association or gathering" - which notably includes mosques and community groups - that would encourage people to carry out terrorist acts.
  • Drop Assad demands if you want to unite against Islamic State: Russia to West

    11/18/2015 4:09:16 AM PST · by maggief · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 18, 2015 | Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, Maria Tsvetkova and Lidia Kelly
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday the West had to drop its demands about the political exit of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if it wanted a genuinely international coalition against Islamic State militants. Lavrov, who said there was still no agreement about Assad's political fate after international talks in Vienna, said he had detected a change in the West's position since the Paris attacks and the bombing of a Russian passenger plane.
  • Jeb Bush just made a big break from many of his GOP rivals (Wouldn't ban Syrian refugees)

    11/17/2015 1:39:10 PM PST · by maggief · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 17, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) separated himself on Tuesday from some of the absolutist anti-Syrian refugee positions being offered by his Republican presidential rivals. During an interview with Bloomberg Politics, Bush said "if there's any kind of concern," refugees should not be allowed in. "But I don't think we should eliminate our support for refugees. It's been a noble tradition in our country," he added.
  • Senior Obama officials have warned of challenges in screening refugees from Syria

    11/17/2015 1:32:37 PM PST · by maggief · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 17, 2015 | Jerry Markon
    The Obama administration is fighting a growing national backlash against accepting Syrian refugees, saying the government’s exhaustive screening process and security checks for new arrivals mean they can be safely brought to American soil. Several high-level administration officials have warned in recent months just how challenging this can be. While they say U.S. security measures are much better than in the past, vetting Syrian refugees poses a quandary: How do you screen people from a war-torn country that has few criminal and terrorist databases to check?
  • Administration officials defend 'intensive,' 'enhanced' refugee screening

    11/17/2015 1:08:11 PM PST · by maggief · 28 replies
    The Hil ^ | November 17, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    Senior administration officials on Tuesday defended a federal refugee resettlement program amid criticism by lawmakers and governors who want to block Syrian refugees from coming to their states in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris. Three officials, speaking on background during a call with reporters, pointed to "intensive screening" that refugees undergo, including biometric, fingerprint and in-person screening and security checks across multiple federal intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies. The officials said Syrian refugee applicants undergo "enhanced review," and those who work on such cases go through additional training. "Iraqis and Syrians tend to be a very heavily...
  • So Far: Syrian Refugees in U.S. Include 2,098 Muslims, 53 Christians

    11/17/2015 6:08:25 AM PST · by maggief · 19 replies
    cnsnews ^ | November 17, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – President Obama said Monday that calls from some quarters for the U.S. to admit only Christian refugees from Syria were “shameful,” yet the reality is that today’s refugee system discriminates, not against Syrian Muslims, but against Christians and other non-Muslim minorities. Critics say this is because the federal government relies on the United Nations in the refugee application process – and since Syrian Christians are often afraid to register with the U.N., they and other non-Muslims in invariably left out. Fleeing persecution at the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other jihadist groups, Syrian...
  • Paul moving to halt refugee visas

    11/16/2015 1:23:48 PM PST · by maggief · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), a GOP presidential candidate, is proposing a bill to impose an "immediate moratorium on visas for refugees" in light of Friday night's terror attacks in Paris, which the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility for. "The best way to defend the country from attackers that don't really have an army, but come here as individuals, is to prevent their access into this country," Paul told reporters on Monday. "It is about time, and I think Paris should wake us up to the fact that we can't just let anyone come to this country,"...
  • Feinstein breaks with Obama: 'ISIL is not contained'

    11/16/2015 11:12:20 AM PST · by maggief · 32 replies
    POLITICO ^ | November 16, 2015 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein sharply contradicted President Barack Obama on Monday, disagreeing with his claim that the Islamic State is "contained." "I've never been more concerned," the California Democrat and Intelligence Committee ranking member told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Monday. "I read the intelligence faithfully. ISIL is not contained. ISIL is expanding." "They just put out a video saying it is their intent to attack this country. I think we have to be prepared," she continued. On Monday, ISIL warned it could attack Washington if the U.S. participated in France's response to the events in Paris. "We say to the states...
  • Anonymous hackers declare war on Islamic State after Paris attacks

    11/16/2015 8:38:42 AM PST · by maggief · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2015
    Anonymous, a loose-knit international network of activist hackers, is preparing to unleash waves of cyber attacks on Islamic State following the attacks in Paris last week that killed 129 people, a self-described member said in a video. A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask appeared on a video posted to YouTube and said the Islamic State militants who claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks were "vermin" and Anonymous would hunt them down. "These attacks cannot remain unpunished," the man said, speaking in French. "We are going to launch the biggest operation ever against you. Expect many cyberattacks. War has been...
  • In letter to Pres. Obama, Tx. Gov. Abbott says "Texas will not accept any Syrian refugees" ...

    11/16/2015 7:41:04 AM PST · by maggief · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 16, 2015
  • Obama rules out putting U.S. troops on the ground to fight Islamic State

    11/16/2015 7:29:47 AM PST · by maggief · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2015
    EXCERPT "There will be an intensification of the strategy that we put forward but the strategy they we put forward is the strategy that ultimately is going to work," Obama told reporters at a news conference at the close of a Group of 20 summit.
  • Islamic State threatens attack on Washington, other countries

    11/16/2015 5:44:18 AM PST · by maggief · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2015
    Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington. The video, which appeared on a site used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news footage of the aftermath of Friday's Paris shootings in which at least 129 people were killed.
  • Obama vows to redouble efforts against ISIS

    11/15/2015 5:25:27 AM PST · by maggief · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 15, 2015 | Kyle Balluck
    President Obama is vowing to redouble efforts to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after the terror group claimed credit for attacks in Paris that killed 129. "The skies have been darkened by the horrific attacks that took place in Paris just a day and a half ago," Obama Sunday said in Antayla, Turkey at the start of the G20 Summit. Obama said during brief comments with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the killing of innocent people is an attack "on the civilized world." "We stand in solidarity with" France, Obama said, according to a reporter...
  • Merkel: response to terror must be charity and tolerance (Translated)

    11/14/2015 7:46:07 AM PST · by maggief · 162 replies
    Angela Merkel said in her first speech to the Paris attacks, the answer of the West to terror must be that "we live our values ​​confidently" One of the values ​​is "the right of everyone to seek his fortune and live" - ​​apparently as a throwback to the refugees. The declaration of the Chancellor in the wording: (snip) "And then we also give a clear answer as a citizen. The other words, we live by the compassion, of charity, of the joy of the community We believe in the right of everyone to the right of everyone to seek his...
  • (Lindsey) Graham: Obama is 'not a traitor'

    11/13/2015 12:03:14 PM PST · by maggief · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) corrected a woman who called President Obama a "traitor" during an event on Friday. "He's a traitor," the woman called out during Graham's appearance at the Sunshine Summit in Orlando, accusing the president of betraying the U.S. with the Iran nuclear deal. "No, ma'am, he's not a traitor," Graham responded. "He just doesn't know what he's doing."
  • Neil Cavuto embarrasses student who wants free college and has no idea how to pay for it

    11/12/2015 1:16:55 PM PST · by maggief · 161 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 12, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon
    A painful exchange with a young student who's organizing for free public colleges, cancellation of all student debt and $15/hour minimum wage for all campus employees. She doesn't really know how to pay for it, unfortunately.
  • "Safe Space" Students Silence Asian Woman For Saying "Black People Can Be Racist"

    11/12/2015 12:19:26 PM PST · by maggief · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 12, 2015
    Students at Claremont McKenna College in California who are demanding a racially segregated "safe space" for "marginalized identities," silenced and embarrassed an Asian woman when she described how she had been racially harassed by an African-American man.
  • College Alumni Raise Doubts About Bernie Sanders Campaign Photo

    11/12/2015 12:00:43 PM PST · by maggief · 8 replies
    TIME ^ | November 12, 2015 | Sam Frizell
    At a televised Democratic candidate forum Friday, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow showed Bernie Sanders a black-and-white photo of a man with his face turned away from the camera speaking before a civil rights protest. 'This is you in 1962,' Maddow said to the Vermont senator. 'Who is that handsome young guy with the dark hair?' joked Sanders. The audience laughed. There was just one problem: Four University of Chicago alumni who went to school with Sanders tell TIME they believe that the dramatic photo of Sanders, which his campaign has featured on its website and in a promotional video, is...
  • Chris Matthews ‘Not Sure’ Whether You Should Call Cruz and Rubio ‘Hispanic’

    11/12/2015 8:07:04 AM PST · by maggief · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 12, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    EXCERPT Matthews thought that was amusing. But when he tried to articulate why, he seemed to seriously not know whether Cruz and Rubio should be classified as Hispanic, referring to them awkwardly instead as "Cuban nationals" and "Spanish surnames." "So you're trying to insinuate that Marco Rubio, a fellow, uh, Spanish surname, I'm not sure the right word is Hispanic for them," he said. "Because they are Cuban nationals or whatever, or come from Cuba. But, uh, is he going to insinuate that he is still basically for what he calls amnesty?"
  • FBI accused of paying researchers $1M to unmask Web users (Tor)

    11/12/2015 7:26:53 AM PST · by maggief · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 12, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    The team behind the world’s largest anonymous online network is accusing the FBI of paying security researchers at least $1 million to uncover the identities of its users as part of a sweeping criminal investigation. If true, the payment would represent a concerning collaboration that may be illegal if the FBI didn’t obtain a warrant, according to the Tor Project, which oversees the online anonymity software Tor. In a late Wednesday blog post, Tor Project Director Roger Dingledine said the FBI directed researchers at Carnegie Mellon University to find out the personal details of a wide swath of Tor users....
  • Hugs, kisses — and a chest bump — from Jeb Bush

    11/12/2015 6:47:42 AM PST · by maggief · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    EXCERPT He gave hugs and kisses to older women, including one who asked about his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush, and urged him to eat more M&M's and gain back some of the weight he's lost in recent months. Then reporters shared a "Did he really just do that?!" moment when Bush suddenly gave a man a chest bump. Yes, a chest bump.
  • MU professor apologizes for bullying student journalist (Melissa Click sobbing behind office door)

    11/10/2015 4:28:37 PM PST · by maggief · 114 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | November 10, 2015 | Stephen Deere, Alex Stuckey
    Melissa Click shut herself in her university office on Tuesday afternoon and could be heard sobbing through the door. A day earlier, the communications professor at the University of Missouri had helped lead a multitude of activists form a circle hundreds of yards long to block reporters from a tent encampment on Mizzou's Carnahan Quadrangle, following the resignation of University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe. A video that went viral Monday evening showed Click calling out for "muscle" to help remove a student journalist from the area. Click emerged from her office around 5 p.m. Tuesday and released a...
  • Marco Rubio Promoted Core Tenets Of Obamacare And Obama Energy Policies

    11/10/2015 8:57:09 AM PST · by maggief · 14 replies
    IBTimes ^ | November 10, 2015 | David Sirota, Andrew Perez
    (snip) In 2006, Rubio released a book called "100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's Future." In the book's section on healthcare, Rubio decried the fact that "more than 3 million Floridians lack health insurance and may face barriers in accessing needed health services." As a solution, Rubio pressed to expand government-run healthcare programs and create an insurance exchange -- both core tenets of Obamacare. (snip) The Florida GOP spent roughly $575,000 to promote Rubio's book, according to the Palm Beach Post. Rubio also set up a nonprofit to promote it. The book's promotion of themes echoed by Obama could intensify recent...
  • Jeb Bush seeks to shed Mr. Nice Guy image

    11/09/2015 5:42:00 AM PST · by maggief · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | November 9, 2015 | MJ Lee
    (CNN)There's a new Jeb Bush on the campaign trail: More combative with his rivals, fired up in his speeches, looser and candid with reporters. The full-scale reboot -- on display last week in New Hampshire and expected in Tuesday night's debate in Wisconsin -- is meant to transform a self-described introvert not naturally inclined to dramatic flair into a candidate who can compete with outsized personalities like Donald Trump and political up-and-comers like Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Aides and supporters describe Bush as a tough and determined campaigner, whose civil demeanor shouldn't be mistaken for a lack of...
  • FLASHBACK: Innocent arrest at the RNC (by Kyle Cheney, currently with Politico)

    11/07/2015 5:20:40 AM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    The Daily Free Press ^ | September 7, 2004 | Kyle Cheney
    Hampered, trumped, infringed and violated. Even Roget doesn’t have enough words to describe the assault on First Amendment rights that I, along with thousands of others, suffered during the Republican National Convention in New York City in late August. In this era when doomsday scenarios constantly emanate from the lips of the Bushies, when Jefferson, Washington and Adams have taken a back seat to fearing the Axis of Evil, we can ill-afford to forget for even a moment the vision of liberty and freedom of expression that our forefathers mapped out for us in the Constitution. Yet, it seems the...
  • Ben Carson Gets Angry and Combative in Interview With CNN’s New Day (Video)

    11/06/2015 6:32:36 AM PST · by maggief · 42 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 6, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Yes, you read the headline correctly: mild-mannered presidential candidate Ben Carson got very combative and angry during an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota. The confrontation began when Camerota played a clip of Carson joking that "many" Americans were stupid, and asked who he thought were stupid. Carson responded that those who wanted to keep Americans dependent on federal programs were the "stupid" ones as far as he was concerned.

    11/05/2015 4:45:41 PM PST · by maggief · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 5, 2015 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Governor Mike Huckabee missed their chance to debate on the main stage in the Fox Business/Wall Street Journal debate scheduled for next Tuesday. The two low-rated candidates will join former Rick Santorum and Gov. Bobby Jindal in the undercard debate, which will begin early, at 6 p.m. The news is far worse for candidates Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)43% and former Governor George Pataki, who were eliminated entirely from the debates.
  • When Jeb Bush Flew Lawmakers To Watch The World Series Instead Of Vote...Marco Rubio Skipped,Too

    11/03/2015 9:05:04 AM PST · by maggief · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | November 3, 2015 | Christopher Massie
    Jeb Bush has started attacking Marco Rubio for skipping Senate votes this year - something that has come under scrutiny in recent weeks. (snip) In October 2003, though, when he was majority leader in the Florida House, Rubio faced similar criticism. He missed a key vote for a "family issue" -but also attended game five of the World Series in Miami. (snip) But Rubio wasn't the only lawmaker who missed the vote! In fact, a number of lawmakers flew from Tallahassee to Miami - on Jeb Bush's state plane. That's right: Lawmakers skipped a vote, because they were on a...
  • Jeb Bush Hires Man Who Coaches Fox News Anchors to Make Him Look Good

    11/03/2015 7:35:05 AM PST · by maggief · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 3, 2015 | Andrew Husband
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has been having a bad time, whether in the polls or at the debates. To improve his public image and increase his political capital, the former Florida governor has hired the famous media coach Roger Ailes employed to whip his Fox News anchors into tip-top shape. According to the Daily Intelligencer, legendary political consultant and media coach Jon Kraushar will help Bush bolster his renewed “Jeb Can Fix It” campaign.
  • Clinton meets with Trayvon Martin's family

    11/02/2015 5:31:36 PM PST · by maggief · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | November 2, 2015 | Dan Merica
    Chicago (CNN)Hillary Clinton met Monday with a collection of parents whose African-American children have died in shootings at a local Chicago cafe, discussing their loss and outlining her criminal justice reform and gun control plans. The two-hour gathering included the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice. All African-American women who lost their young children in shootings, the group formed a "motherhood" in the wake of their losses.
  • Rush: David Brooks Extols the Virtues of "The Laxative Candidate" (Jeb-lax)

    11/02/2015 3:41:43 PM PST · by maggief · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | November 2, 2015
    RUSH: That takes us to David Brooks. David Brooks, who, as you know, after having dinner with Barack Obama back in 2009 and after witnessing the sharp crease in his slacks, proclaimed that alone told him that Obama was going to be great. David Brooks on Meet the Press, the roundtable yesterday, F. Chuck Todd the host said, "What evidence, David Brooks, is there that Jeb Bush is the most electable?" BROOKS: If I were him I'd lead with his strength and just say boring, "Hey, I'm boring. I'm boring. Is our problem in Washington we don't have enough boringness?...
  • Report: Bush relaunching campaign

    11/02/2015 5:32:08 AM PST · by maggief · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 2, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is reportedly preparing a relaunch of his 2016 GOP presidential campaign message. Bush is launching a "Jeb Can Fix It" tour on Monday in Florida, according to Reuters, in coordination with a new e-book detailing his time as governor. The news service reported Monday that Bush is starting his 2016 reinvention with speech aimed at presenting himself as a problem-solver. The remarks will be a "rejection of the 'competing pessimisms' created in the [President] Obama era in favor of leadership that solves problems," a campaign aide told Reuters. Bush's new 730-page e-book, "Reply All," compiles...
  • Jeb Bush Says He Was Unaware of Rubio PowerPoint Deck

    11/01/2015 3:00:49 PM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 1, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    In an interview that aired on Sunday, Jeb Bush said that he was unaware of a PowerPoint presentation his aides put together raising questions about his rival, Senator Marco Rubio, volunteered that he'd "kill" for his father, and said he has questions about the use of the death penalty. Mr. Bush made the comments in an interview with Chuck Todd of "Meet the Press" on NBC News, as Mr. Rubio appeared on "Face the Nation" on CBS News and sought to rise above the fray. (snip) He kept his comments about Mr. Rubio fairly gentle, after being criticized by some...
  • Black Lives Matter protesters interrupt Hillary rally (Video)

    10/30/2015 2:54:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Protesters with the Black Lives Matters movement interrupted a Hillary Clinton rally in Atlanta on Friday, where she planned to unveil her criminal justice reform plan. Members of the civil rights group in the crowd chanted “Black Lives Matters” and sang hymns throughout her speech. “Yes, yes they do,” Clinton said, trying to placate the group. "And I’m going to talk a lot about that in a minute.” “Now my friends, I am going to get to some very important points that actually prove that black lives do matter and we have to take action together,” she added. “And I...
  • RNC reportedly complained to CNBC during the debate that..Jeb Bush wasn’t getting enough questions

    10/30/2015 2:12:39 PM PDT · by maggief · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 30, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I'm as shocked as you are. In the middle of the CNBC-hosted GOP debate on Wednesday, RNC chief strategist and spokesman Sean Spicer and chief of staff Katie Walsh approached CNBC officials. According to a source familiar with the encounter, the two had a complaint: Jeb Bush wasn't getting enough questions. The same complaint had come from Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz, though Bush spokesperson Tim Miller said he was not aware of the encounter between the RNC officials and CNBC. The source familiar with the encounter said Spicer and Walsh did not bring up any other candidates. Spicer did...
  • Bill de Blasio endorses Hillary Clinton

    10/30/2015 11:06:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 30, 2015 | REBECCA SHABAD
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed Hillary Clinton on Friday for president. "The candidate who I believe can fundamentally address income inequality effectively, the candidate [that] has the right vision and the right experience and ability to get the job done is Hillary Clinton," de Blasio said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." De Blasio, who was Clinton's campaign manager for her 2000 Senate bid, had been debating for months whether to endorse her. "I've seen her vision and platform develop over five months. I'm extremely pleased with what she's put on the table," said de Blasio, who also served...
  • Jeb Bush has only 1,260 confirmed supporters in Iowa ("needs about 24,000 votes")

    10/30/2015 7:15:35 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    The Week Magazine ^ | October 30, 2015
    So this is a little bit awkward: Jeb Bush's team sent out a 45-page campaign memo to select members of the media, but U.S. News was able to obtain the full, uncensored 112-page report — which, it just so happens, contains some less-than-sunny details about how the former Florida governor's presidential campaign is actually going. Here's the lowdown: The Iowa caucus, on February 1, is 93 days away. Bush's campaign has set the goal of receiving 18.45 percent of the vote - more than double the 8 percent he's polling now. About 128,800 Republican voters are expected to turn out,...
  • Carr: Jeb Bush’s chances of winning GOP nod — a million to Juan

    10/30/2015 6:33:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 30, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Jeb Bush — how can we miss him when he won't go away? The bad news is, he's not going to be running for president much longer. The good news is, Juan is finally going to have time for all those "really cool things" he said last weekend he could be doing if he wasn't in the fight. Juan Ellis Bush, the clueless runt of the litter, stumbled into New Hampshire yesterday, overwhelmed with Leslie Gore-style angst. It's his party and he'll cry if he wants to. But now it's Jebbie's turn to cry. (snip) Bush talked up the need...
  • Jeb Bush's Campaign Blueprint ("A 112-page internal document ...)

    10/29/2015 4:06:15 PM PDT · by maggief · 57 replies
    US News ^ | October 29, 2015 | David Catanese
    A 112-page internal document provided to U.S. News includes more dirt on Marco Rubio, Iowa vote goals and a January advertising plan. Even before Jeb Bush's uninspiring debate performance Wednesday night, his sputtering presidential campaign was working to prevent defections. Bush's top lieutenants convened with donors in sopping wet Houston on Monday to calm their fears and retrench for the unforgiving haul ahead. After the confab, Bush's team distributed a 45-page PowerPoint presentation to select reporters, summarizing an optimistic view of the race, touting the Republican candidate's cash and organization, and assuring supporters that early polls are rarely indicative of...