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  • President Obama's mysterious trip to San Diego

    10/09/2015 7:08:32 PM PDT · by John W · 79 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Shannon Handy
    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - President Obama is on the West coast, making appearances in Oregon, Los Angeles and San Francisco. He is expected to arrive in San Diego Saturday night. President Obama is scheduled to spend Saturday and Sunday in San Diego, but the reason for the visit remains a bit of a mystery. The White House has confirmed Air Force One will land around 8 p.m., at Miramar on Saturday with President Obama on board. There are no planned public appearances while he is in San Diego, but rumor has it, he will be staying in the Rancho...
  • ‘Vote For Paul Ryan Is Vote For Amnesty': Luis Gutierrez Endorses Paul Ryan For Speaker

    10/09/2015 12:56:58 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 20 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10/09/2015 | Julia Hahn
    Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) 18% is endorsing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% for Speaker of the House of Representatives. Gutierrez, perhaps the most extreme open-borders advocate in Congress, was interviewed on MSNBC. As CNN is now reporting, “Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez on MSNBC called Ryan one of the smartest men in the GOP. ‘He would be good for the country,’ Gutierrez said. Paul Ryan is the kind of individual that would work with people on the other side of the aisle and that’s what we need.'” , the Gang of Eight bill would have been sent to President Obama’s...
  • Obama Will Violate Law By Implementing Iran Nuclear Deal, Senior Officials Say

    10/09/2015 1:09:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 9, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Senior U.S. officials have said anonymously that the Obama administration will violate federal law by implementing the Iran nuclear agreement.A sanctions relief provision included in the deal that directs the U.S. to allow foreign subsidiaries of U.S. businesses “to engage in activities with Iran” if Tehran abides by the deal’s stipulations violates a law signed by President Obama in 2012 that closed this foreign subsidiary loophole.Fox News reported: [The law, the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (ITRA)] also stipulated, in Section 218, that when it comes to doing business with Iran, … what is prohibited for U.S....
  • He stopped a jihadist in France. Now he's been stabbed in California (not coincidence)

    10/09/2015 3:45:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies ^ | 10/9/15 | Matthew Vandum
    Yesterday’s brutal knife attack on the U.S.-born French train hero Spencer Stone is yet more evidence suggesting that Stone and his fellow heroes are being targeted, possibly by Islamic terrorists. In just the span of a week, this is the second time a world-famous American Christian who overwhelmed a would-be mass-murdering jihadist terrorist on a train in Europe two months ago appears to have been targeted. Stone, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and civilian Anthony Sadler, devout Christians who have been friends since childhood, all subsequently received France's highest honor, the Légion d'Honneur, from French president François Hollande and were...
  • U.S. hero of French train attack stabbed in Calif.

    10/08/2015 10:10:33 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    MSN News ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | Doug Stanglin and John Bacon
    Spencer Stone, one of the American heroes who stopped a terrorist attack on a French train in August, was stabbed multiple times early Thursday in downtown Sacramento and is in stable condition, the U.S. Air Force confirmed to USA TODAY. "A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital, and is currently being treated for injury," Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Karns said in an email in Air Force Times.
  • Air Force: U.S. airman who helped thwart French train attack stabbed, wounded in California

    10/08/2015 9:01:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a French train in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed in California, an Air Force spokesman said Thursday. The spokesman, Lt. Col. Christopher Karns, said details are sketchy. He said Stone is being treated in a hospital in the Sacramento area. …
  • He stopped a jihadist in France. Now he's been stabbed in California [Who is the assailant?]

    10/09/2015 6:56:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/09/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Yesterday’s brutal knife attack on the U.S.-born French train hero Spencer Stone is yet more evidence suggesting that Stone and his fellow heroes are being targeted, possibly by Islamic terrorists. [SNIP] At time of writing, it had been reported that he was stabbed four times in the chest.  One report indicated he was stabbed in the heart and lung. "It is believed that the victim was out with a group of friends when a physical altercation led to the victim being stabbed multiple times in his upper body," a Sacramento police spokesman was quoted saying.  At press time, two suspects...
  • French train hero now in 'good spirits' after stabbing outside bar

    10/09/2015 12:09:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/2015
    Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans hailed a hero in the French train attack in August, was "in good spirits" as he recovered from a stabbing outside a Sacramento bar, hospital officials said Friday. The UC Davis Medical Center upgraded Airman Spencer Stone's condition from serious to fair. Doctors say he was awake, and could get out of bed Friday. "We know it's not related to what occurred in France," Sacramento Deputy Police Chief Ken Bernard said. Stone was out with four friends when they got into a fight near a bar with another group of people, Bernard said....
  • Spencer Stone, French train hero, in reportedly in stable condition after stabbing

    10/08/2015 9:13:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/2015
    DEVELOPING: Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans hailed a hero in the French train attack in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed near Sacramento, a senior Pentagon official told Fox News. The Air Force Times reported that Stone was stabbed four times in the chest early Thursday. "A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital, and is currently being treated for injury," an Air Force spokesman said, according to the report. "The incident is currently under investigation by local law enforcement." Details of the stabbing early Thursday are unclear. A reporter for ABC 10 tweeted...
  • French Train Attack Hero Spencer Stone Stabbed

    10/08/2015 8:08:23 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 46 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 10/08/2015 | Matthew Gimson
    French train attack hero Spencer Stone was in a stable condition after being stabbed in Sacramento on Wednesday night, police said. CBS first reported that Airman Stone, one of three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a French train in August, had been "repeatedly stabbed." Stone, 25, tackled Morocco-born Ayooub El-Khazaani after the heavily armed terror suspect emerged opened fire on a Paris train in August.
  • Spencer Stone has succesful surgery [One of the heroes on the Amsterdam-Paris train]

    08/22/2015 9:46:30 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 38 replies
    Le Figaro ^ | 22 August 2015
    [Translated from LIVE THREAD on Le Figaro website] 14:24 The injured American soldier has surgery Between 10 o'clock and 12:30 Spencer Stone underwent a succesful operation on his hand. The surgery took plance at the Hand Clinic at Lesquin, a suburb south of Liile. The soldier is now recovering and will later be heard by the police. 15:38 Spencer Stone may leave the hospital by Saturday evening. Spencer Stone, one of the Americans who helped subdue the shooter on the Thalys train between Amsterdam-Paris on Friday should be able to leave the clinic where he underwnet a succesful surgical procedure...
  • Spencer Stone, hero in French train attack, is stabbed in Sacramento

    10/08/2015 9:16:32 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    W.J. Hennigan ^ | 10/8/2015 | Los Angeles Times
    Spencer Stone, one of three Americans hailed as heroes for stopping a suspected terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed Wednesday night in the Sacramento area and is in stable condition, Air Force officials said.The Sacramento Police Department on Thursday morning declined to identify the victim, but described a stabbing incident that occurred around 12:46 a.m. in downtown Sacramento.Police received a report about a man in his 20s who had been stabbed in the 2100 block of K Street in Sacramento, an area with a number of nightclubs nearby.Officers responded and found the man, who had been...
  • Spencer Stone stabbing: police searching for two Muslim male suspects, say attack not terrorism

    10/08/2015 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 10/8/15 | Robert Spencer
    The Daily Mail is a British paper, and in the British press, “Asian” is the universally-employed code word for “Muslim.” If this British paper is suddenly using the word to refer, as in the American custom, to people from China or Japan, they’re not saying so. And so now the plot thickens. Police are insisting this attack had nothing to do with terrorism, but they always do that, no matter what the circumstances. If Spencer Stone was indeed stabbed by Muslims, then the possibility that the stabbing was related to his stopping the jihad attack on the French train cannot...
  • BREAKING: French train attack hero Spencer Stone

    10/08/2015 8:09:54 AM PDT · by SweetAkitoRose · 222 replies
    CBS Evening News Twitter feed ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | CBS Evening News Twitter
    BREAKING: French train attack hero Spencer Stone was repeatedly stabbed last night, is in critical condition, Any other reports on this?
  • Shocking footage shows French-terror train hero Spencer Stone fighting off group of men

    10/08/2015 4:07:26 PM PDT · by traumer · 91 replies
    French train attack hero Spencer Stone was stabbed four times in the chest in Sacramento early Thursday Footage of the incident shows him fighting off a group of three men who flee the scene shortly after one of the men starts stabbing Stone Stone, 23, was with three girlfriends and one male friend and had just left the gay bar Badlands when the attack occurred Authorities are now searching for two adult Asian males who drove away in a dark Toyota Camry Initially police did not believe that Stone, 23, would be able to survive his injuries and began treating...
  • DEVELOPING: Amid affair rumors, Kevin McCarthy and Renee Ellmers expected to resign?

    10/09/2015 11:09:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 9, 2015 | Staff
    Rush Limbaugh on Renee Ellmers/McCarthy rumor: “This is years old stuff ... I just totally stay away from it” Well, amid those rumors, there is now some inside-the-Beltway chatter indicating resignations are imminent.
  • Fox News Takes Jab at Conservatives... Again

    10/09/2015 10:16:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Bobby Eberle
    In what has become an all-too-frequent occurrence, Fox News wasted no time taking a swipe at conservatives. We've seen it plenty of times now -- from commentators having meltdowns because their establishment candidate isn't the frontrunner to openly criticizing conservatives as out of touch or crazy. Now, the race for Speaker of the House is up in the air, and Fox News has singled out a certain conservative candidate as the possible culprit. Some of the Fox News bias really came to light with the ascendance of Donald Trump. Trump is certainly no conservative, but he speaks out against the...
  • So Did McCarthy Bug Out Because of a Girl or Conservatives?

    10/09/2015 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/9/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Let’s look at the Kevin thing realistically. So the guy balked. Walter Jones (R-NC) sent around a generic letter to a select few influential House voters saying in effect, “Watch It, Guys.” “Generic” meaning he, a seasoned politico, knew to use common nouns, not Proper nouns in grammar speak, to avoid letting the masses in on a secret that allegedly the insiders have known for months. Gasp, here, take a deep breath. Those of you on oxygen, are your tanks engaged? Walter Jones was channeling the Robert Livingston extra marital affair; the Newt Gringrich extra-curricular activities that now are his...
  • Kevin McCarthy's Exit Came After Personal Threat Over Affair Allegations

    10/08/2015 10:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | October 8, 2015 | Michael Calderone, Senior media reporter
    "Why not resign like Bob Livingston?”In the hours before House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abruptly withdrew his candidacy to be the next speaker of the House, he was sent an email from a conservative activist threatening to expose an alleged affair with a colleague. The subject line: “Kevin, why not resign like Bob Livingston?” The email, sent just after 8 a.m. on Thursday, came from Steve Baer, a Chicago-based GOP donor known for mass-emailing conservative figures and Republican lawmakers. It was addressed to McCarthy and numerous others, including the personal account of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), who conservative media...
  • BREAKING, DC SOURCES: Renee Ellmers, Kevin McCarthy To Resign?

    10/08/2015 11:32:12 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 100 replies
    Speculation continued late Thursday night that Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and Congressman Kevin McCarthy would resign Friday morning, has learned. The possibility of a double resignation was discussed at the Media Research Center (MRC) dinner by Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson. Several prominent lobbyists and staffers have confirmed that the rumors are flying all over Capitol Hill.
  • McCarthy accused of affair with House member after withdrawing bid for speaker

    10/09/2015 8:16:47 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly withdrew his promising bid to become speaker Thursday as the married congressman was accused of having an affair with another married House member in an anonymous posting on Wikipedia. Minutes before Republicans were to cast votes to make him speaker-elect, McCarthy stood and told his colleagues that a fresh face was needed to unite the party.
  • Trump says terrorists entering U.S. at southern border; Judicial Watch confirms candidate’s claims

    10/09/2015 9:01:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    ALERT: Trump Reveals “Greatest Military Coup of All Time” Could Now Be Underway on U.S. Soil From The Conservative Tribune “Donald Trump recently entered the Syrian refugee debate and had some bold things to say about the crisis. The Republican presidential front runner spoke with Fox News’ Eric Bolling on Cashin’ In about the issue. During the interview, Trump expressed his deep concern about potentially letting jihadists come into the country as ‘refugees.’ They were talking about 3,000 people coming,’ he told Bolling. ‘Then I heard 10 [thousand], then I heard 25 [thousand], then I heard 200,000 people.’ ‘And Eric,...
  • Mark Cuban to run for House speaker? It's possible

    10/09/2015 10:00:43 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 45 replies ^ | 10/9/2015 | Fred Imbert | @foimbert
    Mark Cuban for House speaker? The billionaire impresario said in a tweet he may run for the House's top spot. Cuban certainly can try. The House website says: "Although the Constitution does not require the Speaker to be a Member of the House, all Speakers have been Members." In McCarthy's wake, who could be speaker? Cuban floated the idea after the front-runner, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, suddenly withdrew from the race Thursday, leaving two members officially running: Reps. Daniel Webster of Florida and Jason Chaffetz of Utah. Webster announced his candidacy in a video on Monday. "As speaker of...
  • Obama administration linked to House-speakership blowup?

    10/08/2015 8:16:35 PM PDT · by amorphous · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 8 Oct 2015
    The reason Rep. Kevin McCarthy abruptly pulled his name from the running for the job as House speaker Thursday may be exactly as he explained – his untoward comments attributing a political purpose to a House committee investigating Benghazi. Or it may have been something else – as speculation swirled on Thursday about an alleged affair with another member of Congress. And if that was the case, one report is suggesting people look to the Obama administration for a level of involvement. Because the trail could link back to the administration’s Department of Homeland Security.
  • SeaWorld banned from breeding killer whales in San Diego – but is allowed to double the size of [tr]

    10/09/2015 6:18:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Lydia Willgress
    The California Coastal Commission has banned SeaWorld from breeding captive killer whales in San Diego. The ban is one of the conditions SeaWorld must uphold as it doubles the size of the tanks used to hold the animals at the park. Animal rights activists praised Thursday's decision, which will see 11 orcas remain at the tourist attraction.
  • Politicon, Comic-Con for political junkies, debuts this weekend

    10/08/2015 6:58:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    L.A. ^ | October 8, 2015 | David Montero, LA Daily News
    Simon Sidi had a dream: What if there was a crazy convention for die-hard political geeks molded after Comic-Con, a convention for hyperventilating over every tiny development in the world of superheroes, comics and video games? Enter Politicon, which debuts this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It runs from 2:30-9:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Sidi is quick to explain it’s far different than other political events that take place inside Washington’s Beltway or at retreats in the Rocky Mountains. If you’re not sure you want to attend (and no, you don’t have to dress...
  • CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat...

    10/08/2015 3:02:26 PM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies ^ | 10/08/15
    ICYMI: CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat ISIS Speaks with WRKO’s Jeff KuhnerHOUSTON, Texas – Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with The Kuhner Report regarding the Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policy, the 2016 presidential race and the President’s decision to politicize the tragedy in Oregon.Below is an excerpt. Listen to the full interview here:Ted Cruz on the Kuhner Report (Audio)“I think it would be a mistake to get involved in the Syrian civil war. There have been voices in Washington eager for us to send...
  • Rep. Charlie Dent Calls For "Bipartisan Coalition" To Select New Speaker(Out of touch RINO)

    10/08/2015 2:41:32 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 59 replies
    Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stunned House colleagues when he announced that he would withdraw from the race to be the next House Speaker. In the immediate aftermath, Rep. Charlie Dent says "anything is possible now." To get anything done "we might have to assemble a bipartisan coalition, that’s the reality of this place," Dent told CNN moments after McCarthy withdrew from the race. REP. CHARLIE DENT: The next Speaker should not appease those who make unreasonable demands. There are a number of members of our conference. You cannot get the yes on anything. For them the end will be...
  • John Boehner says he will stay as House speaker until successor elected

    10/08/2015 1:30:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he will stay in the top post in the House of Representatives until his successor is elected, adding that he would announce the date of that vote later. "We will announce the date for this election at a later date, and I’m confident we will elect a new speaker in the coming weeks," the Ohio Republican said in a statement released after the surprise withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the race.
  • Paul Ryan says 'I will not be a candidate' after Kevin McCarthy pulls out of Speaker race

    10/08/2015 11:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies ^ | 10/08/2015 | Bill Novak
    Powerful Republican Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) stood firm on Thursday in his desire not to become the next Speaker of the House. Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shocked the GOP when he abruptly ended his candidacy to replace Speaker John Boehner. "While I am grateful for the encouragement I've received, I will not be a candidate," Ryan said. "I continue to believe I can best serve the country and this (Republican) conference as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee." CNN reported McCarthy was with his wife...
  • Kevin McCarthy’s implosion signals a full-blown Republican revolution

    10/08/2015 12:48:09 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 160 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/8/15 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>McCarthy's demise comes hard on the heels of Boehner bowing out of the speakership as a sort of human sacrifice to the tea party right. And it happens as Donald Trump is in the midst of his fourth consecutive month as the Republican front-runner for the party's presidential nomination -- and with Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, two other people who have never held elected office before, running in second and third place, respectively.</p>
  • House conservatives spurn McCarthy, flex muscle ahead of speaker vote

    10/08/2015 3:47:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mike DeBonis
    A group of hard-line conservatives threatened to upend the Republican race to succeed outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner, announcing on Wednesday it will throw its support behind a little-known Florida lawmaker to become the next speaker. The House Freedom Caucus’s backing of Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) ahead of a crucial internal party vote Thursday deeply complicates Majority Leader Kevin O. McCarthy’s bid to succeed Boehner. The group counts enough members — about 40 — to deny McCarthy the majority of the whole House he would need to claim the speaker’s chair. But in an opening for the California Republican,...
  • Report: Is China Preparing For a Land Of Invasion Of the West Coast Of the United States?

    10/08/2015 10:51:19 AM PDT · by amorphous · 95 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Jeremiah Johnson
    When we read the papers or turn on the television (for those of us who have television), hardly a day or two passes by without the mention of new (or ongoing) actions by the Chinese government in a military capacity. Within the past year alone, China has extended her reach steadily beyond her own territorial waters and nearby sea-lanes. She has participated in numerous exercises, some of them jointly with foreign nations. Anyone can clearly witness her aggressive, outwardly expanding policies regarding territory and flexing her muscle. The most recent maneuver comes on the heels of the Russian actions in...
  • California exit exam abolished, diplomas to be awarded

    10/08/2015 7:23:19 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 10/08/2015 | Sharon Noguchi
    Upending a hallmark of California school reform, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that will award diplomas to thousands of young people who failed the California High School Exit Exam in the past decade. The new law, which takes effect in January, will allow former high school students who failed the test as far back as 2004 to now graduate, as long as they passed all of their required high school classes. The new law effectively undoes the decade-old requirement, imposed after a hard and bitter fight, that students pass a standardized exam in order to earn a...
  • McCarthy faces possible floor fight in speaker bid as conservatives rally around Webster

    10/07/2015 6:14:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Tom Howell Jr.
    The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday that it would back Rep. Daniel Webster to be the next speaker, which would provide enough support to the Republican conference to deny the position to establishment favorite Kevin McCarthy, the current majority leader. Emerging from a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill, conservative lawmakers pledged to present a united front in support of Mr. Webster, Florida Republican, signaling that the same rift in the conference that forced Speaker John A. Boehner to resign would continue to roil the largest Republican majorities in the House since the 1920s. Members of the Freedom Caucus, led...

    10/07/2015 5:18:59 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 10 replies
    Field Poll ^ | 10/7/15 | Mark DiCamillo
    The latest statewide Field Poll finds that fewer than half of likely voters in California's June 2016 Democratic presidential pr imary (47%) are now intending to suppor t former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton for President, a decline of nineteen points since May. Over this same period Democr atic voter support for Vermont Sena tor Bernie Sanders has increased nearly four-fold from 9% to 35%. The poll also shows that fewer Democrats in this state would be enthusiastic were Clinton to become the party's nominee in the fall. Whereas in May nearly half of the...
  • Hillary drops 19 points … in California?

    10/07/2015 5:21:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans shouldn’t get their hopes up on this Field poll from California, at least not in terms of competing in the Golden State. Democrats, however, may find yet another reason to hit the panic button over Hillary Clinton’s chances nearly everywhere else. Over the summer, Hillary has dropped 19 points in the Field series, and now has below 50% support in the progressive stronghold, reports David Siders for the Sacramento Bee: Hillary Rodham Clinton remains 12 percentage points ahead of the surging Bernie Sanders, according to a new Field Poll, but her support among likely Democratic voters in California...
  • You can see why so many are high on Rubio

    10/07/2015 2:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not leading the race nationally or in any state polls. Yet many political onlookers are convinced he has the best chance to win the nomination. For reasons I have discussed elsewhere, that may be true, but it is too early to say. Aside from predicting the fall of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, on what is the Rubio rise predicated? There are at least a dozen factors: 1. He is the candidate most adept at fencing with the media. He turned ridiculous New York Times pieces on traffic tickets and a fishing boat into fundraising...
  • The model minority is losing patience

    10/07/2015 2:13:41 PM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 35 replies
    The Economist ^ | 10/07/2015
    MICHAEL WANG, a young Californian, came second in his class of 1,002 students; his ACT score was 36, the maximum possible; he sang at Barack Obama’s inauguration; he got third place in a national piano contest; he was in the top 150 of a national maths competition; he was in several national debating-competition finals. But when it came to his university application he faced a serious disappointment for the first time in his glittering career. He was rejected by six of the seven Ivy League colleges to which he applied. “I saw people less qualified than me get better offers,”...
  • Ohio Republican voters shift support from Kasich to Trump, Carson

    10/07/2015 2:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Aurora Advocate ^ | October 7, 2015 | Marc Kovac, Capital Bureau Chief
    Columbus — Gov. John Kasich is no longer the leading Republican presidential candidate among Ohio voters, according to a new poll released Oct. 7. Registered Republican voters in the state have shifted their support to business mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who received 23 percent and 18 percent support, respectively, in the latest Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey. Kasich was third with 13 percent, down from 27 percent in August and ending a string of Quinnipiac polls where he was atop the GOP field in his home state. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and businesswoman Carly Fiorina were...
  • Bush Donors Upset With Attacks on Rubio (Updated)

    10/07/2015 12:47:38 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/7/2015 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Jeb Bush is qualifying some recent criticism of fellow Floridian and GOP rival Marco Rubio. Last week the former Florida governor said that the young senator does not have the “skills to fix things” as president. What’s with the change of emphasis? As CNN’s Sara Murray reported Sunday, some donors to Bush’s campaign are not pleased with prospect the super PAC supporting Bush, Right to Rise, will aim its fire at Rubio. “They actually like Rubio,” Murray said of the Bush donors. “They think he could be a good second choice if Bush can’t get his poll numbers up, they...
  • GOP meeting erupts over Ex-Im power move

    10/07/2015 12:21:03 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Conservative frustration over Republican efforts to force a House vote on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank boiled over Wednesday during a contentious GOP meeting. Members of the conference’s conservative wing criticized Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) at the meeting for moving to file a discharge petition to bring a vote on legislation renewing the embattled bank’s charter for five years, after it lapsed June 30 because of Tea Party opposition. "A lot of people don't like that we're doing a discharge petition. You know what? I don't like it. I wish we could've done something in committee," Fincher said in an interview...
  • Trey Gowdy on Kevin McCarthy’s Hillary comments: Apologizing doesn’t fix the damage

    10/07/2015 11:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    Man, this is tough stuff from an influential conservative at a moment when McCarthy’s desperately trying to convince righties in the House to give him a chance as Speaker. In an unguarded moment, House speaker-in-waiting Kevin McCarthy claimed credit for the decline in Hillary Clinton's poll numbers because House Republicans had formed a congressional committee investigating the attacks in Benghazi, making it look like a political witch hunt. “I heard from him at 6 a.m. the next morning,” Gowdy told the Post on Tuesday when asked about McCarthy. “How many times can somebody apologize? Yes, he’s apologized as many...
  • California governor signs aggressive climate change bill

    10/07/2015 11:27:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 2:19 PM EDT | Michael R. Blood and Judy Lin
    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious bill on Wednesday to combat climate change by increasing the state’s renewable electricity use to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030. Brown approved the measure after losing a political battle against oil interests as he also tried to cut petroleum use by half in the state. […] Many moderate Democrats were concerned that the petroleum mandate would hurt California’s working-class residents. The lawmakers sought greater oversight of state regulators, but Brown refused to give up what he viewed as executive authority. …
  • New Poll: Trump Lead in Iowa Gone

    10/07/2015 10:40:26 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 71 replies
    Club fir Growth ^ | 10/6/15 | Doug Sachtleben
    Three weeks ago, Club for Growth Action began a $1 million TV buy in Iowa. The ads (click here to view) finally began to expose Donald Trump’s extremely liberal record on taxes, health care, bailouts, and property rights. A new poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus voters indicates that the more they hear about Trump’s record, the more they reject it.
  • Rep Devin Nunes: Kick All Republicans Who Won’t Support McCarthy On Floor For Speaker Out Of GOP

    10/07/2015 11:03:56 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 68 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/7/15 | Matthew Boyle, Alex Swoyer & Patrick Howley
    House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), an ally of House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in the upcoming Speakership elections, tells reporters that he thinks any GOP House member who doesn’t back McCarthy on the floor should be kicked out of the GOP to go form their own third party. “We’ve been down this road several times and at some point you have to realize how elections work, how the Congress functions and how—what’s laid out clearly in the Constitution as a Democratic Republic,” Nunes says. Several conservative House members are considering bucking McCarthy on the floor...
  • Ted Cruz on Syria: We should STOP engaging in the fiction of trying to find ‘moderate rebels’

    10/07/2015 8:55:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    Ted Cruz You Tube Account via The Right Scoop ^ | Published on October 7, 2015 by
    Ted Cruz weighed in on Syria this morning and the recent escalation by Russia to support Assad and Iran. He says at this point we should stop trying to bring Sunnis and Shias together to act like brothers and lay down their arms and that we should stop engaging in the fiction of trying to find ‘moderate rebels’ to train and support. Cruz says our focus should be ISIS and we should target and destroy them with overwhelming air power.Watch: Video
  • Gov. Brown to Sign Landmark Renewable Energy Law Wednesday

    10/07/2015 9:02:41 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 19 replies
    Times of San Diego ^ | 10/7/2915 | City News Service
    Gov. Jerry Brown will visit Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles Wednesday to sign legislation mandating that half of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030. The ambitious mandates of SB 350, championed by Senate President pro tem Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles, were outlined by Brown in his inaugural address in January. But de Leon’s legislation was significantly watered down last month in the state Assembly, which stripped away a requirement that the state slash its gasoline use by 50 percent in the next 15 years. That provision sparked heated debate in Sacramento, thanks to opposition from...
  • She Crushed Carly Fiorina in 2010. Now She’s on a Mission to Do It Again.

    10/07/2015 5:44:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/7/15 | Olivia Nuzzi
    Barbara Boxer, the senator from California, leaned over her press secretary, Peter True, as he sat at an HP desktop computer and tried to find an old campaign ad from 2010. Boxer wanted me to see the ad because it featured interviews with former employees of HP who had been laid off by the storied technology company’s one-time CEO, Carly Fiorina, who in 2010 challenged Boxer for her seat and now, five years later, seeks the Republican nomination for a somewhat higher office: president of the United States. -snip- Fiorina was, in Boxer’s telling, a monstrously greedy businesswoman who would...
  • PPP national poll: Trump 27, Carson 17, Rubio 13, Bush 10

    10/06/2015 5:37:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    If all you’re interested in is the topline then this is the best poll for Trump in weeks. Only once since the second GOP debate had he reached as high as 26 percent in a national poll — until today. He’s still 10 points better than his closest competitor here. And although he’s dropped two points, from 29 percent to 27, since PPP published its last national poll on September 1st, no one else except for Marco Rubio has gained more than two points in that time either. Rubio picked up six points to move from fifth place to...