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  • Obama claims Putin's war in Syria is sign of weakness - as US abandons training rebels..

    10/09/2015 8:25:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | J. TAYLOR RUSHING
    President tells CBS's Steve Kroft in interview previewed on-air Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin's moves into Syria are out of weakness, not strength US has abandoned $500 million to train and arm rebels fighting to remove Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad from power (snip) 'He's moved troops into Syria, for one. He's got people on the ground,' Kroft said. 'Two, the Russians are conducting military operations in the Middle East for the first time since World War II... Bombing the people we are supporting.' 'He's challenging your leadership, Mr. President. He's challenging your leadership.' Obama replied, 'So that's leading, Steve?'...
  • Donna Shalala, President of Clinton Foundation, Has Stroke

    09/30/2015 5:52:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 108 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 29, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and AMY CHOZICK
    Donna Shalala, the former president of the University of Miami who was brought in to lead the Clinton Foundation this year, had a stroke shortly after the closing ceremonies of the organization’s major fall event early Tuesday evening, officials said. Ms. Shalala, 74, fell ill after departing the closing events around the Clinton Global Initiative, which was held at the Sheraton New York hotel on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, according to a statement from foundation officials.
  • Gingrich: 'McCarthy will be the next Speaker'

    09/27/2015 8:05:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 27, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Newt Gingrich is confident House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will succeed Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) who is he retiring in October. Gingrich, who served as Speaker from 1995 to 1999, said McCarthy has broad appeal among Republicans in the lower chamber. “I think it’s very hard to replace him at this point,” Gingrich told host John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable" on AM 970 in New York on Sunday. “He’s a very bright, capable guy. He was the leader in the California assembly for the Republicans, he has been rising steadily, and he’s very widely liked and very widely...
  • Video: The infamous Irving Texas clock--challenging the story's foundation

    09/20/2015 3:44:53 PM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 18, 2015
    The original story was about a controversial package in a school setting, but it was quickly claimed to be a homemade clock. If so, the clock itself (not the presentation) might be cool as the White House said. If not, the world may be propping up a plagiarist who flaunted the piece of crap in an intentionally controversial way (suppositions). This video challenges that the clock was homemade by showing a nearly identical package being prepared in about twenty seconds (screws and simple fasteners were excluded for brevity here).
  • Guy with the amazing reaction to anti-Muslim talk at Trump rally is actually a Clinton supporter

    09/19/2015 2:35:53 PM PDT · by maggief · 104 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 19, 2015 | Allan Smith
    Mickey Horne — the guy who had a great reaction to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump being asked what he'd do about Muslims — is a Hillary Clinton supporter. But when The Donald comes to your town for a rally, you show up. "I was like ‘I can’t miss this,’ he told INSIDER. "I knew he would either attack somebody or make some outrageous comment and it’s going to be in the news cycle for a week so why would I miss that circus?" When Horne, 37, got a ticket and walked into the event, he was surprised to find...
  • Empty seat syndrome: Sparse crowds for Hillary in New Hampshire and Jeb in Nevada...

    09/18/2015 11:56:12 AM PDT · by maggief · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2015 | J. TAYLOR RUSHING
    Call it empty seat syndrome. While Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump continues to draw overflow crowds by the thousands this week, Democratic race leader Hillary Clinton and one-time GOP front-runner Jeb Bush have seen their recent crowds dwindle along with their poll numbers. Bush, the one-time GOP front-runner who was deposed by Trump over the summer, drew only about 100 people to a recreation center in Summerlin, N.V., outside Las Vegas. It was the former Florida governor's first appearance following Wednesday night's prime-time national GOP primary debate, which brought record-high ratings for CNN. Also on Thursday, Clinton received a standing...
  • At Debate, Carly Fiorina Described Scenes Not in Abortion Videos

    09/17/2015 10:24:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 78 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 17, 2015 | STEPHANIE ARMOUR
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina won applause in Wednesday’s debate for her vivid description of a live fetus she said was shown in an undercover video about Planned Parenthood Federation of America. But the image she described isn’t in the video. Instead, the video taken by an antiabortion group depicted a former employee of a tissue procurement company stating what she says she saw at a Planned Parenthood clinic. There was never any video that depicted, as Ms. Fiorina stated, a live fetus on a table.
  • Jeb Bush Walks Back Pitch for Thatcher on $10 Bill

    09/17/2015 7:31:44 AM PDT · by maggief · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 17, 2015 | PETER ALEXANDER and CARRIE DANN
    Jeb Bush might be changing his mind about his statement that he'd like to see former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on the $10 bill. In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Bush instead said that he'd like to see the American people decide which woman deserves to be on U.S. currency, suggesting that a question about the bill during the second GOP presidential debate Wednesday night was not "the most relevant thing in the world." "I want to put more 20 dollar bills in people's pockets," he added. Bush said that he'd use the internet to solicit suggestions.
  • Carly Fiorina: Don’t Talk To Putin [VIDEO]

    09/17/2015 6:19:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    Daily Caller | September 16, 2015 | Steve Guest
    Carly Fiorina said she would not talk to Vladimir Putin because “the only way he will stop is to sense strength and resolve on the other side.” Fiorina, appearing on the main stage during the GOP debate on CNN Wednesday, suggested that America should rebuild our missile defense program in Poland, rebuild the Sixth Fleet, give intelligence to the Egyptians, give the Jordanians bombs, and arm the Kurds.
  • WATCH: Bombs, Violence On Stockholm Streets As Turks And Kurds Scrap

    09/16/2015 10:27:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 16, 2015 | SARKIS ZERONIAN
    In a sign of events that continue to unfold across Europe, Turks and Kurds have taken to the streets of Sweden to fight one another, with makeshift explosive devices, and an outpouring of physical violence. The site of the events being played out above is Sergels Torg, a large square in the centre of Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm. A demonstration that had been taking place on Sunday afternoon degenerated into violent clashes, reports one of Sweden’s larger newspapers, Aftonbladet. Rival groups of Turks and Kurds had been taunting one another, reaching the point when police were forced to intervene when...
  • FLASHBACK: ... Columba Bush ... Still, she knows how to campaign for a cause: her native Mexico

    09/15/2015 4:20:37 PM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 31, 1991 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA
    EXCERPT (Columba) Bush decided to continue campaigning, especially in Latino communities, where her presence and bilingual skills were highly valued. Later that year, at the Republican National Convention, she took the podium to second her father-in-law's nomination. She had prayed to the Virgin of San Juan for strength. After much prayer and thought, she would give up her Mexican citizenship to vote for George Bush. "That was a difficult decision to make because up until then I didn't see any necessity to change my citizenship. My husband wanted me to stay as a Mexican citizen, and the whole family has...
  • Online Ad for Jeb Bush Paints Dark Picture of Donald Trump

    09/15/2015 2:31:06 PM PDT · by maggief · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 15, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    The “super PAC” supporting former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida started airing ads on Tuesday promoting his record in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, but making no mention of his top rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald J. Trump. But a minute-long online ad that the group, Right to Rise, put on its YouTube channel contrasts Mr. Trump’s language with Mr. Bush’s. “One candidate is in a dark place,” reads text at the beginning of the ad, which PAC officials said would run only on the web. Mr. Trump’s face emerges, along with many of his most caustic...
  • Jindal: Trump 'a madman who must be stopped'

    09/15/2015 2:27:58 PM PDT · by maggief · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 15, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) said on Tuesday that conservatives could only win in 2016 by abandoning GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. “Sane conservatives need to stop enabling him,” Jindal wrote in an op-ed published by CNN. “They need to stop praising him, stop being afraid of him and stop treating him rationally,” he said. “Conservatives need to say what we are thinking: Donald Trump is a madman who must be stopped,” added Jindal, himself a Republican White House hopeful. Jindal argued that Trump is duping voters by seeking to present himself like former President Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail....
  • McConnell: Obama 'ignoring reality' on Iran deal (Dems and Obama okay with "winning ugly")

    09/15/2015 11:31:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 15, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) slammed Democrats and President Obama ahead of a second vote on the Iran deal, saying they are okay with "winning ugly" and that they are "ignoring reality" on the agreement. "How could [Obama] justify blocking a vote now on an issue of such immense magnitude as the Iran deal? It's part of a larger retreat to campaigning instead of engaging on this important issue. ...Simply ignoring reality when it becomes inconvenient," McConnell said. "This is clearly a case of winning ugly." The Kentucky Republican was referring to a Washington Post fact check of Obama's...
  • Trump: 'Lightweight' Rand Paul doesn't belong in debate

    09/12/2015 6:18:26 PM PDT · by maggief · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump poked at rival Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Twitter on Saturday, calling him a “lightweight” who shouldn’t be allowed in Wednesday’s CNN presidential debate. Trump needled Paul in a series of tweets: (see below) Trump’s shots came hours after Paul joked about the GOP frontrunner in an interview with Politico. “I think I was a little too easy on Donald Trump last time,” Paul said in the interview, referencing a heated exchange the two had in an August Fox News presidential debate. “That’s given in jest," he added. Later in the interview, Paul unfavorably compared...
  • House Dems call for 10-fold increase of Syrian refugees

    09/11/2015 2:27:16 PM PDT · by maggief · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 11, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    Dozens of House Democrats are calling for the Obama administration to dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees allowed into the U.S. In a letter on Friday, 72 lawmakers said that the country could easily support the resettlement of as many as 100,000 refugees — a 10-fold increase from the White House’s plan. The U.S. should “resettle a minimum of 200,000 refugees by the end of 2016, including 100,000 Syrian refugees,” they wrote to the White House. That would be in line with a recommendation from a coalition of 20 refugee organizations called Refugee Council USA. “It is our moral...
  • "Senior Intelligence Officials Said" ('Hillary faces far more than political trouble.')

    09/09/2015 5:40:18 AM PDT · by maggief · 54 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 9, 2015 | Charles Lipson
    There’s a bigger story hidden inside the New York Times report that “a special intelligence review of two emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton received as secretary of state on her personal account — including one about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program — . . . contained highly classified information when Mrs. Clinton received them, senior intelligence officials said.” The review was undertaken by the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, which presumably originated the material. They concluded that the material had originally been given the U.S. government’s highest secrecy classification. Even if one of Clinton’s aides stripped the...
  • Hillary Apologizes for Private Email, Chokes Up During ABC News Interview (Video)

    09/08/2015 5:55:09 PM PDT · by maggief · 120 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 8, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    s we learned in ABC News’ brief preview of David Muir’s sit-down interview with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner admitted, for the first time, that using a private email server was a “mistake,” saying, “I’m sorry.” Clinton stressed again that the decision to use a personal email address and server was “allowed” by the State Department, but she still believes it was a “mistake” to do so. “What I had done was allowed,” she said. “It was above board, but in retrospect, certainly, as I look back at it now, even though it was allowed, I should have used two...
  • State Department’s New Email Czar Donated $2,700 to Hillary Earlier This Year

    09/08/2015 2:51:56 PM PDT · by maggief · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 8, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    The State Department’s new email and transparency czar appointed by Secretary of State John Kerry donated to the Hillary Clinton campaign in late June, according to Federal Election Commission records. Janice Jacobs made a $2,700 contribution to Clinton’s campaign on June 22, an FEC document shows.
  • Hillary Clinton on Private Email: ‘That Was a Mistake. I’m Sorry’

    09/08/2015 1:48:56 PM PDT · by maggief · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 8, 2015 | LIZ KREUTZ
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday told ABC News’ David Muir that using a personal email account while Secretary of State was a “mistake” and that she is “sorry” for it. "That was a mistake. I’m sorry about that. I take responsibility,” the Democratic presidential candidate told Muir in an exclusive interview in New York City.
  • Reid: GOP 'scared' of taking on Trump

    09/08/2015 1:05:48 PM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday said Republicans running for the White House are scared of taking on Donald Trump. Reid said Trump's unflagging support in the polls is making him immune to criticism. “Why do the Republicans who are running for president never criticize him on anything?” Reid asked during a taped interview in the Lyndon B. Johnson room near the Senate floor, according to CNN. “They’re afraid to,” he said of the GOP’s 2016 presidential field. “He’s speaking for them. He just does it in a different tone and different language.” Reid argued on Tuesday that...
  • Law Firm Representing Hillary’s IT Guy Has Donated Heavily To Her Campaign

    09/06/2015 6:42:01 AM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 5, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Bryan Pagliano, the State Department IT guru who has said he will plead the fifth rather than testify about his work on Hillary Clinton’s home-brew email server, is represented by a partner at a prestigious Washington D.C. law firm with close political and financial ties to the former secretary of state. The arrangement between Pagliano and Mark MacDougall of Akin Gump raises questions over whether the former Clinton aide merely sought to hire the best lawyer he could find for himself, or whether the Democratic presidential hopeful intervened in any way. (snip) Clinton’s campaign treasurer is Jose Villarreal, a senior...
  • Audience member falls asleep during Jeb Bush stump speech

    09/04/2015 10:04:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2015
    An audience member at a Jeb Bush campaign event appears to have fallen asleep during the speech.

    09/04/2015 9:48:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 4, 2015 | JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    Iranian dictator Ali Khamenei said Thursday that there will be no nuclear deal with the United States unless the Obama administration lifts sanctions from the Islamic Republic immediately once the accord goes into effect. “If the sanctions are not going to be removed, then there will be no deal,” the “Supreme Leader” told Iran’s Assembly of Experts, in remarks broadcast on state-television. “We insisted (since the beginning of the negotiations) that sanctions ought to be lifted, not suspended,” Iran’s dictator added, before threatening to triple uranium enrichment if the United States did not succumb to his demands.
  • Tech specialist who helped Hillary Clinton set up her private email server was paid with TAXPAYER..

    09/03/2015 5:00:37 PM PDT · by maggief · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2015 | Martin Gould and Kieran Corcoran
    The IT specialist who set up Hillary Clinton's controversial private email was paid with taxpayer dollars after he helped the former Secretary of State skirt the law. And Bryan Pagliano is finding his own words could be coming back to bite him. 'Some things that look like good ideas…may actually have bad consequences,' he told an IT webinar last year. Pagliano, 39, was taken on by the State Department when Clinton was appointed the nation's top diplomat in 2009. He had previously worked for her presidential campaign. Now the married father of two, says he will plead the Fifth Amendment...
  • Clinton aide says he doesn’t know what 'wiped' server means (Press Sec. Brian Fallon)

    09/03/2015 12:34:56 PM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Hillary Clinton’s press secretary says he doesn’t know what the word “wiped” means in reference to his boss’s private email server. “I don’t know what ‘wiped’ means,” Brian Fallon told CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Thursday in response to whether the server Clinton handed over to the FBI was “wiped.” “There’s been no — I don’t know what ‘wiped’ means, literally the emails were deleted off of the server, that’s true,” he repeated later in the interview. Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, previously joked that she also did not understand the word in that context. “Like with...
  • Former Obama adviser Axelrod joining CNN as senior political commentator

    09/03/2015 7:54:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | September 3, 2015 | Tom LoBianco
    Washington (CNN)David Axelrod, who was instrumental in electing President Barack Obama to the White House twice, will be joining CNN as a senior political commentator starting Friday. "An all-around respected, well-connected commentator on the American political scene, we are delighted to have David join us and look forward to him sharing his political analysis with our global audience," CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist said in a statement Thursday morning.
  • Hillary Clinton’s $10 billion plan for treating drug addiction

    09/02/2015 3:32:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2015 | Anne Gearan
    Responding to what she called a “quiet epidemic” of heroin and prescription opiate abuse, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a $10 billion plan Wednesday to treat addicts and curb incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses. The program, much of which would be funded by the federal government, would also help get a life-saving rescue drug into the hands of more emergency responders to improve the odds for overdose victims. The plan, announced in an op-ed in the Manchester, N.H., Union Leader newspaper, grew out of months of discussion of national drug addiction at Clinton campaign events in New Hampshire,...
  • Politico: Haters for Trump

    09/02/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 2, 2015 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    HANOVER, N.H. — They think Donald Trump’s ideas are “disgusting.” They think he is making a mockery of the American political system and that even he doesn’t take his own candidacy seriously. And that is exactly why they say they plan to vote for him. Meet Trump’s protest voters. People who in the past might have gone to the polls only to register their disdain for politicians by writing in “Mickey Mouse” — or perhaps even “Donald Trump” — now have a Republican frontrunner to rally around. Like many sincere Trump supporters, they believe the system is totally screwed up....
  • CNN amends GOP debate criteria

    09/01/2015 3:13:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | September 1, 2015 | Mark Preston
    Washington (CNN) CNN is amending the criteria for its Republican presidential debate on September 16, possibly opening the door for Carly Fiorina to join the other top-tier candidates on the stage. The cause: a lack of national public polling following the August 6 debate has so far provided only three new polls to determine the lineup for the Reagan Presidential Debate, according to a CNN statement. As a result, CNN reevaluated its criteria and decided to add a provision that better reflects the state of the race since the first Republican presidential debate in August, the network announced Tuesday. Now,...
  • Rubio to Trump: 'America is great' right now

    09/01/2015 1:54:34 PM PDT · by maggief · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday continued to push back against front-runner Donald Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again,” instead of going after the billionaire businessman himself. “There’s one other candidate running, he says he’s going to make America great again,” Rubio told about 200 people gathered in a community center in Nevada, according to The New York Times. “I understand what he means by that. I don’t mean that as a slight," the Florida senator insisted, according to the newspaper. “I would remind everyone America is great,” Rubio continued. “There’s no nation on earth I would...
  • Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS

    09/01/2015 6:33:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 31, 2015 | Shane Harris
    To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from America’s arch foe. Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus. The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly, told The Daily Beast....
  • Emails show Hillary's political sleuthing

    09/01/2015 6:22:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 1, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails made public by the State Department Monday night show her expressing interest in the presidential aspirations of Gen. David Petraeus, who ultimately took a job as CIA director in the Obama administration instead of running for president in 2012 and was then driven out of government by scandal. Clinton--who's now the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination next year--sounded intrigued when her longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reported to her on a Saturday morning in February 2010 that prominent Washington foreign policy blogger Steve Clemons said Petraeus was talking frankly about the possibility of...
  • WaPo Fails to Identify ‘Close’ Clinton Adviser Used in Ignatius Column to Clear Hillary in Email..

    08/31/2015 2:01:18 PM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post published a column Thursday night by David Ignatius that purports to clear leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing in exclusively using a home brew server kept in her home that held top secret classified information during her four year tenure as secretary of state. The column is entitled The Hillary Clinton e-mail ‘scandal’ that isn’t. Ignatius’ lead defense witness for Clinton is one Jeffrey Smith who is given four paragraphs of quotes defending Clinton. Ignatius identifies Smith as “a former CIA general counsel who’s now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents...
  • Shannon Miles Arrested And Charged In Execution Of Texas Sheriff’s Deputy

    08/29/2015 3:51:30 PM PDT · by maggief · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 29, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Police in Harris County, Tex. have charged 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the point-blank execution killing of sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth. Goforth was on duty and pumping gas at Chevron in a suburb northwest of Houston at about 8:30 p.m. Friday when Miles allegedly approached him from behind and shot him in the back of the head. Miles then shot Goforth several more times before fleeing in a red Ford Ranger, police believe. Harris County sheriff Ron Hickman said at a press conference Saturday afternoon that a motive for the killing is still unknown. But he said...
  • O’Malley Says Debates Are ‘Rigged’ For Hillary, Gets Hit With DEATH STARE From DNC Chair

    08/29/2015 6:40:50 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 29, 2015 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Former Gov. Martin O’Malley hammered the Democratic National Committee’s decision to host four — and only four — debates leading up to the primary while speaking at the DNC Summer Meeting Friday
  • Clinton resets campaign strategy

    08/29/2015 6:31:06 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton is resetting her campaign strategy with aggressive attacks against Republicans to move the conversation away from questions about the email controversy that has dogged her for months. By comparing Republicans to terrorists and calling the GOP "the party of Trump," Clinton grabbed headlines and sought to assuage doubts about her campaign, even while it has lost ground in recent polls. Democratic strategists say while her talking points are the same as they have been, her delivery, emphasis and posture has changed. “The more the discussion is about the differences between her and the Republican field on women’s health...
  • Clinton equates GOP stance on women to terrorists

    08/27/2015 9:39:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 27, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton bashed her Republican presidential rivals and compared their views on women’s issues to those of “terrorist groups.” “Extreme views about women, we expect them from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world,” she said Thursday during a rally in Cleveland. “It’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, but they espouse out-of-date and out-of-touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America.” She also criticized some of her main GOP rivals for their stances...
  • Donald Trump's Tense Presser, Illegal Immigration, Birthright Citizenship Debate- Mark Levin Hannity

    08/27/2015 5:59:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 26, 2015
    Video: Donald Trump's Tense Presser - Illegal Immigration - Birthright Citizenship Debate - Mark Levin - Hannity
  • ...TV murderer was criticized by bosses...reprimanded for wearing an Obama badge to report

    08/26/2015 4:19:23 PM PDT · by maggief · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2014 | BEN ASHFORD
    Warped TV reporter Vester Lee Flanagan exasperated bosses with his 'stiff and nervous' delivery, his inability to use a teleprompter - and by wearing a President Obama badge during an election report, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Management at WDBJ dubbed the failed newsman the 'human tape recorder' because he frequently parroted what interviewees had told him rather than doing his own journalism. Flanagan, 41, clashed repeatedly with photojournalists, belittling them in public and intimidating them with his violent temper, according to internal reports. He was also censured for wearing an Obama sticker while recording a segment at a polling...
  • Report: Clinton Aide Sent Hillary Classified Info From DIA, NSA, And NGA (Huma)

    08/25/2015 2:54:44 PM PDT · by maggief · 86 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2014 | Steve Guest
    Fox News chief intel correspondent Catherine Herridge revealed that “email from aide Huma Abedin to Mrs. Clinton that kickstarted the FBI probe contained classified information from three intelligence agencies: the DIA, the NSA and the NGA.” (snip) Herridge, reporting on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday stated, “All three agencies have confirmed the intelligence was classified when it was sent three years ago and remains classified to this day.”
  • Trump fires back: Megyn Kelly not a 'quality journalist'

    08/25/2015 12:02:07 PM PDT · by maggief · 218 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump fired back at Fox News on Tuesday after the network's head and several of its star personalities criticized him in an ongoing feud over anchor Megyn Kelly. The celebrity real estate tycoon said he "totally" disagreed with a statement from Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes that defended Kelly's "tough but fair" questioning of Trump at the GOP debate Aug. 6. "I do not think Megyn Kelly is a quality journalist. I think her questioning of me, despite all of the polls saying I won the debate, was very unfair," Trump said in his...
  • Now Joe Biden's son is caught in Ashley Madison hack: Hunter says account is 'not mine'..

    08/25/2015 11:40:55 AM PDT · by maggief · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2015 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    Vice President Joe Biden's son, Robert 'Hunter' Biden, says he did not open an Ashley Madison account registered in his name to his email address. Biden denies creating the account, the details of which were exposed on Monday by Breitbart News, and claims to have been framed by someone trying to 'discredit' him. 'I am certain that the account in question is not mine,' he said in a statement to Breitbart. 'This account was clearly set up by someone else without my knowledge and I first learned about the account in question from the media.' Daily Mail Online reached out...
  • Breitbart: Everything You Need to Know About the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal

    08/24/2015 6:00:28 AM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 24, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    In response to Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon’s super-informative and not-at-all biased or smug “Fact Check” video on the Clinton private email scandal (and congratulations to the slightly less than 10,000 people who actually watched at least some of it), Breitbart News has put together the definitive explainer of the Hillary Clinton email controversy. Have you been as hooked on this story as we have? Can’t wait for Hillary to testify before Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)85% ’s House Benghazi Committee in October? Or maybe you’re just another everyday aficionado of federal government record-keeping practices (in which case, you’re probably...
  • Intel, Military Officials Fire Back At Hillary’s Over-Classification Tweet

    08/21/2015 2:04:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2015 | Richard Pollock
    Former intelligence and military officials were swift to reply Friday to Hillary Clinton’s contention that government over-classification of materials are “the real problem,” not her use of an unsecured private email server to conduct official business during her four years as secretary of state. “Our ridiculous classification rules” are “the real problem,” she tweeted this morning, quoting a former Justice Department official. Senior military and intelligence officials immediately fired back. “It’s not up to her to decide what level it’s classified at. It’s up to her to obey the law, and clearly she did not,” Lt. Col. Col James Williamson...
  • Ted Cruz: First Dem debate will be ‘Hillary Clinton and the Chipotle clerk’

    08/21/2015 9:26:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas took a few tongue-in-cheek shots at former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Iowa Friday, saying in contrast to the first Republican presidential debate, he was pretty sure the first Democratic debate would consist of “Hillary Clinton and the Chipotle clerk.” (snip) “We can’t forget about Bernie Sanders,” he said, referring to the Vermont senator who is also running for president on the Democratic side. “So now the Democratic field consists of a wild-eyed socialist with ideas that are dangerous for America and the world. And, Bernie Sanders.”
  • Cruz: Jeb is 'confused' about my citizenship

    08/21/2015 8:52:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 73 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 21, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    EXCERPT “I appreciate Governor Bush’s concern. I would note it seems he’s having a problem and getting confused between legal immigration and illegal immigration,” Cruz told reporters here ahead of his soapbox speech at the Iowa State Fair. “With regard to legal citizens, I’m a United States citizen because my mother was a United States citizen, born in Wilmington, Delaware. And it has been the law since the beginning of the country that the children of American citizens born here or abroad are American citizens by birth.”
  • Planned Parenthood threatens legal action against makers of videos

    08/21/2015 6:28:22 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 21, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Planned Parenthood is threatening legal action against the pro-life organization that has released a series of secretly recorded videos scrutinizing the health provider’s fetal tissue donation program. In an exclusive interview with The Hill, Planned Parenthood's executive vice president Dawn Laguens said the group is "considering everything" in going after the Center For Medical Progress, the group behind the release of videos. "I absolutely do believe that they have violated laws in terms of how they secured these videos," she said in an interview at the group's Washington D.C.'s headquarters. "But the fraud is also in how they have presented...
  • Bowe Bergdahl Lawyer: Donald Trump Should Be Sued for Defamation

    08/20/2015 4:10:25 PM PDT · by maggief · 73 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 20, 2015 | DANIELLA SILVA
    An attorney for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Thursday recent comments made by Donald Trump threaten his client's right to a fair trial, after the presidential candidate called Bergdahl a "dirty, rotten traitor." At a town hall in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Trump referred to Bergdahl as a "dirty, rotten traitor" and appeared to pantomime his execution while criticizing the soldier's release as part of a prisoner exchange with the Taliban. Attorney Eugene R. Fidell said in a statement that his client was unable to speak out in his own defense because he is facing a preliminary hearing in the...
  • Judge orders State to coordinate with FBI about Clinton server

    08/20/2015 12:38:24 PM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered the State Department to communicate with the FBI about Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, and opened the door to additional demands on the former secretary of state. Judge Emmet Sullivan told the department to “establish a dialogue” with the FBI about the machine, and be prepared to demand that the FBI turn over documents that may be related to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. “I'm surprised that State didn't do that already,” Sullivan told government lawyers. “If you can get the information as result of a dialogue with the FBI... I think I...