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  • Why an Iran-Saudi Arabia Conflict Is More Likely Today Than Ever Before

    10/23/2016 5:26:23 PM PDT · by RC one · 25 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 10/18/16 at 12:05 PM | Bilal Y. Saab
    Much has been written about the cold war between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Though this deadly strategic competition has not caused the sweeping disorder in which the Middle East finds itself, it has widened and deepened it.Whether in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Lebanon or elsewhere, the feud between Riyadh and Tehran has heightened societal divides and inflamed sectarian tensions, harming any efforts to defeat the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), end the civil war in Syria, stabilize Iraq, stop the fighting in Yemen, and solve the political crisis in Lebanon.While both countries have always preferred...
  • How the Election Is ‘Rigged’ — And How it is Not

    10/17/2016 8:35:59 PM PDT · by RC one · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16Oct 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has aroused new controversy by declaring that the 2016 presidential election is “rigged.” On the one hand, that is both an irresponsible statement, and also a potentially self-destructive one. On the other hand, it may be true. It is irresponsible to claim the election is “rigged” for the reason most of Trump’s media critics have suggested — namely, that by casting the result as illegitimate, Trump is ensuring it will be harder to unify the country afterwards. Moreover, it is politically questionable to call an election “rigged” while it is still ongoing, because it suggests...
  • President Obama Will Send 600 More Troops to Iraq to Fight ISIS

    10/14/2016 9:07:01 PM PDT · by RC one · 17 replies
    yahoonews ^ | September 28, 2016 | September 28, 2016
    (WASHINGTON)— President Barack Obama is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim the city of Mosul from the ISIS, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The troops will train and advise Iraqi forces as planning for the Mosul operation ramps up, officials said. Though the precise number of troops was not immediately disclosed, one official said roughly 600 addition troops would be sent. It wasn’t clear whether the troops would include special operations forces, some of which are already serving in Iraq.The decision expands the U.S. military footprint in Iraq just as Obama readies to hand over the conflict...
  • Russian Television Warns of Nuclear War Amid US Tensions

    10/14/2016 6:28:15 PM PDT · by RC one · 65 replies
    ABS ^ | Oct 14, 2016, 4:32 PM ET | By PATRICK REEVELL
    With diplomatic relations between Moscow and Washington at their lowest point since the Cold War, turning on Russian television can be an alarming experience. For the past month, Russian media outlets have been punctuated with reports asking people whether they are ready for nuclear war. "If it should one day happen, every one of you should know where the nearest bomb shelter is. It’s best to find out now," according to one particularly fevered report on the Russian state-owned channel, NTV. Russia’s main current affairs show, hosted by a presenter known by critics as the country’s propagandist-in-chief, recently spent two...
  • LIVE STREAM: Hillary Clinton & Al Gore Rally in Miami

    10/11/2016 1:08:33 PM PDT · by RC one · 33 replies
    Heavy ^ | October 11, 2016 | Olivia Stacey
    Former Vice President Al Gore will campaign with Hillary Clinton for the first time on Tuesday. Gore, who served as Bill Clinton’s vice president for eight years, will discuss the dangers of climate change, and what is at stake in the November election. His 2006 documentary on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth, won an Oscar. As the Washington Post reported, Clinton’s campaign is hoping Gore will help Clinton appeal to millennials who list climate change as a core issue.
  • Presidential Debate: Trump Says He Will Use SCOTUS to Save 2nd Amendment (trunc)

    10/10/2016 1:30:55 AM PDT · by RC one · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Oct 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    FULL TITLE: Presidential Debate: Trump Says He Will Use SCOTUS to Save 2nd Amendment from ‘People Like Hillary Clinton’ During the October 9 presidential debate Donald Trump said he will nominate Supreme Court justices in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia in order to save the Second Amendment from “people like Hillary Clinton.”Trump said: I am looking to appoint judges very much in the mold of Justice Scalia. …People that will respect the constitution of the United States. And I think that this is so important–also, the Second Amendment which is totally under siege by people like Hillary Clinton....
  • Poll for Freeping
  • Hillary Calls for Solyndra 2.0

    09/26/2016 7:57:06 PM PDT · by RC one · 3 replies
    lifesette ^ | 26 Sep 2016 at 10:30 PM | y Jim Stinson
    In first moments of debate, Clinton reboots subsidy push for well-connected green energy firmsne of the first dust-ups in the debate was about green energy.As expected, Democratic presidential Hillary Clinton pleaded for expanded green energy policies — or in other words — expanded green subsidies.Within the first 10 minutes, Clinton said she wanted the United States to be the world capital of clean, green energy.“Some country is going to be the clean energy super power of the 21st century,” said Clinton. “Donald thinks climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it’s real.”Trump interrupted, protesting her claim....
  • ISIS 2 Years Later: From 'JV Team' to International Killers

    09/26/2016 7:44:18 PM PDT · by RC one · 2 replies
    ABC news ^ | Jun 29, 2016, 9:46 AM ET | Brian Ross ALEX HOSENBALL CHO PARK Lee Ferran
    The deadly attack in the Istanbul airport late Tuesday, suspected to be the work of the ISIS, comes as the terrorist group today marks the second anniversary of the declaration of its Islamic “caliphate,” or kingdom. In that time, the group has gone from obscurity, mocked by President Barack Obama as a terrorist “JV team,” to the world’s most brutal terrorist network, not only responsible for thousands of deaths in the Middle East but also linked to hundreds more in dozens of terrorist plots in the West.
  • Obama Calls Climate Change, Not Terrorism, Our Greatest Threat (flashback)

    09/26/2016 7:31:56 PM PDT · by RC one · 2 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | December 1, 2015 2:53 pm
    A new SuperCut video contrasts doomsday rhetoric from the Obama administration about climate change with news clips of terrorist attacks, plane bombings and beheadings by the Islamic State. President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State John Kerry offer the following words in the video about climate change. “Today, there is no greater threat to our planet than climate change.” “No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.” “It is indeed one of the biggest threats facing our planet today.” “Climate change is the threat multiplier.”
  • Flashback: Hillary Clinton Praises ‘Friend and Mentor’ Robert Byrd (a KKK Recruiter)

    09/26/2016 7:05:30 PM PDT · by RC one · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Aug 2016441 | Ezra Dulis
    In 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fondly eulogized Sen. Robert Byrd, a former member and recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan. Clinton called Byrd “my friend and mentor” in a video message to commemorate his passing.As a young man in West Virginia, Byrd was involved in the KKK and reportedly recruited 150 members to the group. While serving in Congress, Byrd set the record for longest filibuster on the floor of the U.S. Senate with a 14-hour filibuster of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
  • Immigration Expert: U.S. to Resettle Nearly One Million Muslim Migrants Under One Term of Clinton

    09/20/2016 3:07:20 AM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies
    Britbart ^ | 26 Aug 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Full Title: Immigration Expert: U.S. to Resettle Nearly One Million Muslim Migrants Under One Term of Clinton Presidency The U.S. could resettle nearly one million immigrants from the Muslim world under one term of a Hillary Clinton presidency, according to projections from Center for Immigration Studies’ Steve Camarota.Camarota explained that this large expansion in Muslim migration would be part of a massive increase in overall immigration, which the U.S. could experience under a President Hillary Clinton. Camarota noted that Clinton could potentially add as many as 10 million new immigrants to the U.S. during her first term alone, on top...
  • BIAS ALERT: CBS edits out Bill Clinton slip on Hillary health

    09/14/2016 1:41:56 AM PDT · by RC one · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2016
    CBS Evening News edited out what sure sounded like a Freudian slip and a lawyerly correction when Bill Clinton was talking about how often his wife collapses from dehydration. “She’s been well, if it is it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors, because frequently, not frequently, rarely, but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing has happened to her where she got severely dehydrated,” the former president said of Hillary Clinton, who is seeking the office he once held. CBS Evening News edited out what sure sounded like...
  • What happens if Clinton drops out?

    09/14/2016 1:18:56 AM PDT · by RC one · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2016 | Adam Shaw
    Whether an October surprise may have come a month early, it’s too soon to say. But Hillary Clinton’s weekend health scare already has started to stir speculation about whether Democratic officials should be discussing the possibility of a Plan B, in case they need to hastily arrange for a replacement nominee. Which raises a basic question: How does that work? Democratic Party bylaws say the DNC has the power to fill “vacancies in the nominations for the office of the president and vice president” when the national convention is not in session. Under party rules, the DNC chair – currently...
  • Horrifying photos of parents passed out by in their car with four-year-old boy in the backseat

    09/09/2016 7:14:03 PM PDT · by RC one · 44 replies ^ | 9 September 2016 | Snejana Farberov
    Full Title: Wasted: Horrifying photos of parents passed out by school bus after overdosing in their car with four-year-old boy in the backseat reveal the terrible toll of the opioid epidemic sweeping America Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook A police department in Ohio has shared on Facebook disturbing photos of a man and woman passed out in a car with a toddler in the backseat after the pair had allegedly overdosed on heroin. Victimless Crime?
  • 13 Shot at House Party in Gun-Controlled Connecticut

    08/21/2016 10:35:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | by AWR Hawkins
    Two shooters opened fire on partygoers at a house party in Bridgeport, Connecticut, wounding 13 in the early hours of August 21, according to police. According to the Associated Press, police think the shooters “opened fire…from behind some hedges surrounding the home’s backyard.” Eleven men and two women were wounded. Bridgeport police spokesman Av Harris said the attackers targeted people “both inside and outside the home.” The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence reports that CT has universal background checks, no “gun show loophole,” a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and a prohibition on “the transfer or possession of assault...
  • Heroin deaths in Milwaukee County jump by 72% (Feb. 18, 2015)

    08/14/2016 7:38:38 AM PDT · by RC one · 23 replies
    jsonline ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | Ashley Luthern of the Journal Sentinel
    Heroin-related deaths in Milwaukee County skyrocketed by 72% last year compared with 2013, according to data released Wednesday by the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office. In 2014, 119 people died from heroin-related overdoses, and for the second year in a row in Milwaukee County, heroin-related deaths outpaced motor vehicle deaths, of which 74 occurred. Heroin-related deaths also account for nearly half the 249 drug-related deaths investigated by the medical examiner's office. Several drug-related deaths from 2014 remain under investigation, but heroin has been ruled out as a contributing factor. It's the highest number of drug-related deaths ever recorded by the...
  • Report: US Weapons Now in Hands of ISIS (From September 08, 2014 )

    08/13/2016 11:41:37 PM PDT · by RC one · 25 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 08 Sep 2014 10:57 AM | John Blosser
    The Islamic State (ISIS) can count on one source of support for ready weapons in its brutal attempts to take over Iraq and Syria — the U.S. taxpayer. A first-time field study report by an international weapons-tracking think tank, Conflict Armament Research (CAR), has discovered six U.S.-made and U.S.-issued M16A4 assault rifles, each stamped, "Property of U.S. Govt.," among weapons captured by Kurdish militia battling ISIS. The report states, "Islamic State forces have captured significant quantities of U.S.-manufactured small arms and have employed them on the battlefield." The rifles likely were captured by ISIS from military stockpiles when they overran...
  • U.S. Shoots Itself In the Foot By Accidentally Arming ISIS (June 4, 2015 )

    08/13/2016 4:48:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 22 replies
    the fiscal times ^ | June 4, 2015 | Eric Pianin
    One of the earliest major setbacks in the war against ISIS came last June when the U.S.-backed Iraqi army was routed by Islamic militants in the northern Iraq city of Mosul. Government forces retreated from the Islamic jihadists’ assault. They left behind a trove of costly military hardware, including U.S.-made armored Humvees, trucks, rockets, machine guns and even a helicopter. Last weekend, the new Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, gave Iraqi state television the first detailed accounting of those lost weapons. Some were old or barely functioning, but others were in good shape and of great value to the ISIS...
  • Clinton Strategist: "Kill Julian Assange-A Dead Man Can't Leak Stuff"

    08/11/2016 5:25:45 PM PDT · by RC one · 61 replies
    theLibertarianRepublic ^ | August 11, 2016 | Daniel Stephens
    It seems like some Hillary Clinton supporters are now fully on-board with the time-tested mafia-favored strategy of “kill-the-guy.” Democratic strategist Bob Beckel, referring to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, told a Fox Business host panel that “a dead man can’t leak stuff,” and that someone should “illegally shoot the son of a b*tch.” These comments come after the famed whistle-blower implied that 27 year-old DNC staffer Seth Rich, recently (and mysteriously) murdered in Washington DC, was a Wikileaks source connected to the DNC email scandal. Ironically, this statement has been made in very close chronological proximity to Donald Trump’s Second Amendment...
  • Vanity: PICS from the Donald Trump Event in Toledo Tonight

    07/27/2016 7:50:44 PM PDT · by RC one · 67 replies
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  • Vanity: Standing in line for Donald Trump in Toledo, Ohio

    07/27/2016 2:58:27 PM PDT · by RC one · 30 replies
    Standing in line to see Donald Trump at the Huntington center in downtown Toledo. THIS LINE IS YUGE!Tons of support for DJT here in the glass city. The line wasn"t this long for Bob Seger and he sold this place out. Will post pics later. GO TRUMP!
  • Donald Trump Calls on Russia to Find Hillary Clinton’s Missing Emails

    07/27/2016 11:25:52 AM PDT · by RC one · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | ASHLEY PARKER | JULY 27, 2016
    DORAL, Fla. — Donald J. Trump said Wednesday that he hoped Russia had hacked Hillary Clinton’s email, essentially encouraging an adversarial foreign power’s cyberspying on a secretary of state’s correspondence. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Mr. Trump said, staring directly into the cameras. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
  • Vanity: Attending the RNC as an Observer and a Concealed Carry Permit Holder

    07/15/2016 6:14:35 PM PDT · by RC one · 68 replies
    If you were to attend the RNC for the purpose of photographing/videoing this historic event, how would you go about it? Specifically, would you carry a concealed handgun under the shirt? What about an openly carried handgun in a shoulder holster with extra mags? Would you carry a long rifle? Would you not carry a firearm at all and just try to blend in and take pictures? Would you just not attend due to the volatile nature of this election season?
  • The Second Amendment was never meant for black people

    The National Rifle Association is often eager to jump into heated debates about guns. In case after case and lawsuit after lawsuit, they have rushed to get involved—usually when people are defending their concealed carry and open carry gun rights. Those people are very often white. Yet the NRA has been silent in the wake of Wednesday’s police killing of Philando Castile, a black man who was also a licensed concealed carrier of a gun, even though his legal right to a weapon played a key role in his death. “He’s licensed, he’s carrying, so he’s licensed to carry,” Castile’s...
  • Calexit or Caleavefornia? Brexit lifts Golden State independence campaign

    07/02/2016 3:52:03 PM PDT · by RC one · 64 replies
    washington times ^ | June 25, 2016 | Valerie Richardson,
    Pro-independence Texans weren’t the only ones energized by the vote by Brexit vote. The California secession movement has been riding a wave of interest since Thursday’s vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The campaign has already gained a Brexit-inspired nickname: Calexit “We have a lot of people sending us messages and a lot of people want to find our online digital version of our independence referendum,” said Louis Marinelli, who heads the Yes California Independence Campaign. “We have a lot of people who have joined our Facebook page, a lot of people who are talking about...
  • Donald Trump Meeting NRA to Discuss Terror Watch List Gun Ban

    06/16/2016 5:33:53 AM PDT · by RC one · 94 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 6/15/16 | Rider Torrance
    Donald Trump has announced he will meet with the NRA to discuss if people on the terrorist watch list or the no-fly list should be allowed to purchase guns, according to WIRED. The NRA’s executive director for its Institute for Legislative Action, Chris W. Cox, said the NRA has a strong opinion on this, according to CNN. “The NRA’s position on this issue has not changed,” Cox said. “The NRA believes that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms, period. Anyone on a terror watchlist who tries to buy a gun should be thoroughly investigated by the...
  • Omar Mateen Worked With Department Of Homeland Security Contractor

    06/14/2016 2:38:41 PM PDT · by RC one · 8 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 13, 2016 at 7:19am | Kevin Whitson
    Officials say Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, the Afghan-American who took the lives of 49 club goers in Orlando early Sunday morning, held two firearms licenses, a security officer license, and was employed by the security firm G4S Secure Solutions USA Inc. for almost a decade.G4S Secure Solutions is a security contractor for the National Security Agency. According to one source, G4S is responsible for the security of 90 percent of the nation’s nuclear power facilities. It also works closely with U.S. Border Patrol to transport illegal immigrants in some select locales, leaving many to wonder whether or not the DHS...
  • President Barack Obama: Orlando attack was ‘homegrown extremism’

    06/14/2016 2:42:36 AM PDT · by RC one · 73 replies ^ | JUNE 14, 20164:06AM | Staff Reporters News Corp Australia Network
    ONE day after Omar Mateen opened fire inside a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people and injuring 53 others, President Barack Obama has said it appears that the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was being distributed on the internet.Speaking from the White House, Obama also said there was no clear evidence that the gunman, Omar Mateen, was directed through someone else and “no direct evidence that he was part of a larger plot”. As America reels from the aftermath of the massacre in Florida, the identities of the shooter’s victims are being revealed.
  • FBI Crime Stats: You are more likely to be killed by hands and feet than by a shotgun or rifle

    06/13/2016 2:42:54 PM PDT · by RC one · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:08 PM 11/27/2012 | Mike Piccione
    The FBI has released their 2007-2011 “Murder Victims by Weapon” report. The results are contradictory to anti-gun industry claims that relaxing the ban on assault weapons will cause more crime.The report indicates you are more likely to be killed by hands or feet than by a rifle or shotgun. Since 2007 there has been a 16.2% decline in murders committed with personal weapons which are defined as “hands, fists, feet etc.” The number of murders of this type in 2011 totaled 728.While gun ownership has dramatically increased since 2007, murders for both the shotgun and rifle categories have seen declines...
  • Petition seeking removal of Stanford rape case judge draws wide support

    06/06/2016 11:38:09 PM PDT · by RC one · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 7, 2016 | Amy Tennery
    A petition calling to remove from the bench the judge whose sentencing in a high-profile Stanford University rape case has sparked outrage had attracted close to 100,000 signatures by Monday. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky last week sentenced former Stanford student Brock Turner to six months in county jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated woman in January 2015. Opponents have accused Persky of being too lenient on Turner. Persky also attended Stanford, according to a biography of provided by the League of Women Voters. A petition calling for his removal from office posted...
  • The gobsmacking racism of America's criminal justice system

    06/06/2016 9:15:47 PM PDT · by RC one · 21 replies
    thr week ^ | May 27, 2016
    Earlier this week the Supreme Court issued a near-unanimous ruling that the state of Georgia must retry Timothy Foster, a black death-row inmate convicted by an all-white jury of the murder of Queen Madge White, a 79-year-old white woman. Four potential African-American jurors were excluded from consideration by prosecutors, who happen to have recorded their anti-black bias in notes that came to light decades after Foster's conviction was handed down.The bigotry-in-action that these papers reveal should not, at this point in U.S. history, come as a surprise to anyone. The endemic, systemic racism that has always informed every aspect of...
  • Exclusive: ‘Hillary Clinton Took Me Through Hell,’ Rape Victim Says

    05/17/2016 10:20:11 PM PDT · by RC one · 21 replies
    Hillary Clinton is known as a champion of women and girls, but one woman who says she was raped as a 12-year-old in Arkansas doesn’t think Hillary deserves that honor. This woman says Hillary smeared her and used dishonest tactics to successfully get her attacker off with a light sentence—even though, she claims, Clinton knew he was guilty.The victim in the 1975 sexual abuse case that became Clinton’s first criminal defense case as a 27-year-old lawyer has only spoken to the media once since her attack, a contested, short interaction with a reporter in 2008, during Clinton’s last presidential campaign...
  • Report: Leftist Groups Registered Two Thousand Virginia Felons to Vote in Two Weeks

    05/07/2016 4:43:51 AM PDT · by RC one · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 May 2016 | Katie McHugh
    Leftist groups sprung into action after Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe granted 206,000 felons the right to vote in April, including rapists and murderers, and have been working around the clock to get them on voter rolls.
  • Eye-popping stat shows the extent of Donald Trump’s domination

    04/27/2016 3:06:13 PM PDT · by RC one · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/27/16 | Allan Smith
    Donald Trump swept through all five Northeastern and mid-Atlantic voting states on Tuesday, in a show of dominance unprecedented in his campaign for president. The Manhattan billionaire and GOP frontrunner won every single county in play — 107 total among Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, and Connecticut. As a result, he won each of the 34 congressional districts in play. The East-Coast romp led to Trump pick up at least 110 delegates — more than 93% of the total in play. That total shattered even the rosiest projections of a successful night for Trump. MSNBC's Steve Kornacki projected that Trump...
  • U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High

    04/24/2016 7:07:14 PM PDT · by RC one · 52 replies
    NY times ^ | APRIL 22, 2016 | SABRINA TAVERNISE
    WASHINGTON — Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women. It was also substantial among middle-aged Americans, sending a signal of deep anguish from a group whose suicide rates had been stable or falling since the 1950s. The suicide rate for middle-aged women, ages 45 to 64, jumped by 63 percent over the period of the study, while it rose by 43 percent for men in that age range, the sharpest...
  • Suspect in Wisconsin prom shooting dies, police say

    04/24/2016 5:29:24 PM PDT · by RC one · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun April 24, 2016 | Eliott C. McLaughlin,
    (CNN)A teenager accused of shooting two students outside a high school prom in Antigo, Wisconsin, has died, police said Sunday. Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jakob Wagner. He used to attend Antigo High School, police Chief Eric Roller said.The victims, who were shot as they left a building where they had been celebrating prom, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police. A female victim was treated for a gunshot wound and released, while a male victim was undergoing surgery late Sunday morning.About 11 p.m. Saturday, Wagner "arrived at the Antigo High School prom with a rifle and...
  • Dems Think Crossover Voters Helped Kasich Win GOP Primary

    04/06/2016 3:22:15 AM PDT · by RC one · 20 replies
    Ohio Public radio ^ | Mar 17, 2016 | Ohio Public Radio
    Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper says he believes the number of Ohioans affiliated with the party will shrink because some crossed over to vote in the GOP presidential primary. But he says crossover votes will not hurt Democrats in the long run. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports. Columbus resident Will Klatt voted for Bernie Sanders, and he says he thinks a lot of people who would have voted the same way….if it weren’t for the Trump factor. “I actually talked to a ton of people who were going to vote for Bernie and were going to vote in...
  • Professor: Wisconsin crossovers may crossover in Tuesday's primary

    04/06/2016 12:37:58 AM PDT · by RC one · 13 replies
    WSAW-TV ^ | Apr 03, 2016 | Rebecca Cardenas
    Some voters may be tempted to crossover in Wisconsin's open primary, according to a local professor. Meaning registered voters can vote in the opposite party's primary if they choose. UW-Stevens point professor Ed Miller doesn't predict there will be much crossover, but if there is, he thinks it will be to the democratic side. "If the democrats didn't have a contest, and if Sanders didn't appear to be strong - now I don't know whether he can win some people say he can..." He explained. "My guess is that democrats will probably vote in the democratic primary rather than crossover...
  • Donald Trump: ‘We Have To Cherish Our Second Amendment’

    04/05/2016 11:29:26 PM PDT · by RC one · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Mar 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Donald Trump tells attendees at the CNN GOP Town Hall in Milwaukee, “we have to cherish our Second Amendment.” He was responding to a question from Lieutenant Brian Murphy; the first-responder who was shot 15 times while trying to stop the gunman during the August 2012 Sikh Temple attack. Murphy expressed concern that terrorist attacks result in a “backlash against specific minority religious groups.” He asked “how do we protect the constitutional rights of minority groups like the Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, and Jews, while still addressing radical Islamization?” Trump responded by focusing on the threat of terrorism and the problems...
  • N.Korea leader tells military to be ready to use nuclear weapons

    04/02/2016 10:07:46 PM PDT · by RC one · 30 replies
    reuters ^ | Mon Mar 7, 2016 1:12pm EST | Jack Kim
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday.The comments, carried by the North's official KCNA news agency, marked a further escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula after the U.N. Security Council imposed harsh new sanctions on the isolated state for its nuclear programme. North Korea, known for belligerent rhetoric, has previously threatened pre-emptive attacks on its enemies, including South Korea and the United States....
  • Will house arrests of Green Movement leaders come to an end?

    04/02/2016 5:31:39 PM PDT · by RC one · 5 replies
    al-Monitor ^ | March 17, 2016 | Arash Karami
    At an April 2013 campaign rally, presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani was asked about the house arrests of the 2009 Green Movement leaders, Mir Hossein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karroubi. At the time, the Green Movement leaders had been imprisoned for over two years without trial for calling for protests against the contested 2009 presidential elections, which kept the hard-line Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power. Rouhani responded to the question by saying, “This condition is not to our benefit. This split, which day by day is becoming deeper, must be eliminated.” He added, “I am hopeful that the elections will decrease...
  • Obama: Trump doesn't understand foreign policy

    04/02/2016 4:18:35 AM PDT · by RC one · 25 replies
    politico ^ | 04/01/16 06:48 PM EDT | Eliza Collins
    Donald Trump's recent statement that Japan and South Korea should be allowed to manufacture their own nuclear bombs shows that he "doesn't know much about foreign policy,” President Barack Obama said Friday. Obama was speaking to the media at the end of the Nuclear Security Summit when he was asked about Trump saying that he wouldn’t take anything off the table, including using nuclear weapons in Europe and allowing Japan and South Korea to have such weapons to deter North Korea. “They tell us the person who made the statements doesn't know much about foreign policy or nuclear policy or...
  • Counting Up Obama’s Cataclysmic Foreign Policy Failures

    04/01/2016 11:52:19 PM PDT · by RC one · 20 replies
    commentary magazine ^ | MAY 26, 2015 | PETER WEHNER
    With the Islamic State expanding its reach after two key victories in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar Province, and Palmyra, a strategically important city in Syria, it might a good time to ask: What are the worst foreign policy failures of Barack Obama’s presidency? The list is long; here are several to choose from. 1.) The Rise of ISIS:President Obama failed to anticipate the rise of ISIS, which he ridiculed as a “jayvee team” as recently as last year, and he has since failed to do anything effective to impede it. ISIS had established territory in large parts of...
  • Kasich defends eating pizza with fork: It was 'scalding hot, OK?

    03/31/2016 3:58:28 PM PDT · by RC one · 87 replies
    politico ^ | 03/31/16 07:47 AM EDT | Nick Gass
    During a stop at a pizza joint in New York on Wednesday, John Kasich drew the mock ire of locals and reporters on Twitter as he used a fork. On Thursday, Kasich explained himself. "Look, look, the pizza came scalding hot, OK? And so I use a little fork," the governor of Ohio told ABC's "Good Morning America." "You know what? My wife who is on spring break with my daughters said, ’I'm proud of you. You finally learned how to use a utensil properly.’ But I mean — not only did I eat the pizza, I had the hot...
  • Police: Teen was pepper sprayed, assaulted at Donald Trump rally in Wisconsin (media BS alert)

    03/30/2016 6:45:07 PM PDT · by RC one · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed March 30, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)A 15-year-old girl was pepper sprayed and said she was groped Tuesday during a protest outside Donald Trump's rally in Janesville, Wisconsin, according to local police, one of several incidents at the event that required law enforcement.The teenager said she was groped by a male in the crowd, then was pepper-sprayed by another individual after she pushed him away, according to a news release from the Janesville Police Department. A 19-year-old woman was also hit by second-hand pepper spray, police said.
  • Rosie O'Donnell's Outrageous Cure For Diaper Rash!(from 2006)

    03/24/2016 7:14:16 PM PDT · by RC one · 16 replies ^ | 2006 | SWALKER
    Did any one else catch "The View" this week, when she said the following: (taken from the Tucker Carlson Show on MSNBC) Next up, Rosie O?Donnell and her seconds week as one of the ladies on ?The Views,? over on ABC. Rosie has been pretty well behaved so far?at least for the first 10 minutes of the show. But after that things get scary and the real Rosie comes out. Take a look at this. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) ROSIE O?DONNELL, ?THE VIEW?: Here?s what you do for diaper rash. You get a friend who?s just had a baby, the dog...
  • Video: Reince Priebus explains the convention rules process… again

    03/24/2016 12:02:22 PM PDT · by RC one · 14 replies
    Hot Air | Jazz Shaw | March 20, 2016
    The Chairman of the RNC was on State of the Union today, where Dana Bash was filling in for Jake Tapper. HeÂ’s no doubt heard the cries from the wilderness regarding the meeting of the rules committee this summer prior to the GOP convention and apparently wanted to straighten a few things out. As to what the rules might be and what would be changing, Reince Priebus couldnÂ’t say. But he was clear on who would be making the decisions. (Very short video followed by transcript) The Chairman of the RNC was on State of the Union today, where Dana...
  • Gates criticizes NATO; How much does U.S. pay? (from 2011)

    03/23/2016 4:01:58 PM PDT · by RC one · 14 replies
    CBS news ^ | June 10, 2011, 2:02 PM | David Morgan
    In a speech in Brussels, outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that America's military alliance with Europe faces a "dim, if not dismal" future, owing to what he characterized as the United States' disproportionate funding of NATO operations, and of allies "willing and eager for American taxpayers to assume the growing security burden left by reductions in European defense budgets."In decrying the inability of all NATO members to contribute to operations, such as enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya, Gates said, "Frankly, many of those allies sitting on the sidelines do so not because they do not want to...
  • Republican Majority Leader McConnell: NRA has veto power over Supreme Court nominees

    03/21/2016 9:32:51 AM PDT · by RC one · 12 replies
    the Moderate Voice ^ | Mar 20 | JOE GANDELMAN, Editor-In-Chief Website
    What’s fascinating about 21 centuray American politics is how many norms and “given’s” are being stripped away on a regular basis, how perfunctory these stories are treated by the media, and how accepted it is if a party or political figure discards longstanding principles of how our government has long functioned. The change then suddenly becomes the new norm, with little resistance (which suggests American democracy in general is fragile). It is indeed unprecedented that a political party would not even MEET and put up to a vote (where they could vote down) the nominee of a President because it’s...