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  • Here's What's Wrong with Dondi -oops- I mean Marco Rubio:

    09/29/2015 3:26:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    The unlikely election of Marco Rubio to the US Senate was an early TEA Party success story, and he really should have went on to bigger and better things. Sadly his slow, steady absorption into the corrupt Party establishment have made his name MUD in my eyes... You know, this is a guy I could have supported all the way to the top- always loved these Reaganite Cubans down in Florida, seem to agree with them on most everything- those who've escaped the Castro's island gulag are the kind of people who truly understand what America's all about. My own...
  • No, pundits, Hillary Clinton isn't collapsing

    09/28/2015 8:27:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/28/2015 | Joe Trippi
    Has the political punditry class lost its collective mind? In a year in which every other supposed front-runner and establishment candidate has collapsed to single digits or has already withdrawn from the race — yes, I am talking about you, Jeb Bush, and you, Scott Walker — Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to lead the Democratic field with more than 40% of the vote. Can Bernie Sanders, who is 15 points behind her in recent polling, represent a real threat to her nomination? No. Hell no. Not a chance. But pundits keep asking the question without pointing out the obvious answer....
  • Can Bill Clinton save Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign? (Isn't *he still busy dating?)

    09/25/2015 4:37:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/25/14 | Mark Whittington
    Friday, the WMUR/CNN Poll released the results of a new survey that shows Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont an incredible 16 points ahead of Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primaries. Sanders has 46 percent and Clinton 30 percent support of Granite State Democrats. Results like these, plus the persistent email server scandal, plus Clinton’s dismal performance on the campaign trail have the candidate’s supporters in full-bore panic mode. The Hill reports that some Hillary supporters are demanding that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, take a larger role in the campaign in order to save it from calamity. **SNIP** The...
  • How Scott Walker became an asterisk

    09/22/2015 5:58:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-21-15 | Glenn Thrush
    From presumed front-runner to quitter, Walker’s fall was fast. Before there was Donald Trump or Ben Carson or Carly Fiorina, there was Scott Walker — a defiant outsider who portrayed himself as the regular-guy champion of the GOP’s burn-the-Beltway base. After a promising start last winter, the two-term Wisconsin governor turned out to be a tentative and mistake-prone candidate who badly fumbled core Republican issues — especially birthright citizenship — that Trump and other top GOP candidates handled with relative ease. . . Several senior Republicans with knowledge of his campaign said the 47-year-old Walker — who won two elections...
  • The Obnoxious and Important Questions I Would Ask At The GOP Debate

    09/14/2015 4:57:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | September 14, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    CNN’s Republican debate on September 16th will be conducted with dignity and gravitas by questioners like Hugh Hewitt and Jake Tapper, who will treat the candidates with a level of respect and courtesy that many of them just don’t deserve. They have to. I don’t. On behalf of all infuriated conservatives, I demand the right to interrogate the candidates myself. I get to ask a question and a follow-up, and here are the rules. First, answer the damn question. It insults me when you think I’ll somehow forget what I asked, so bewitching is your oratory. Second, answer, then stop talking....
  • Hillary Clinton showed up for church today. Will faith help or hurt her on the campaign?

    09/13/2015 11:46:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/13/2015 | By Daniel Silliman
    Speaking from a Methodist pulpit on Sunday morning, Hillary Clinton explained her political vision with a reference to the classic Sunday school song “This Little Light of Mine.” “Too many people,” she said, “want to let their light shine, but they can’t get out from under that bushel basket. It is way too heavy to lift alone. And that’s where the community comes in.” It is the 200th anniversary of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, where the Clintons worshiped regularly when Bill Clinton was president. Hillary Clinton spoke during the bicentennial celebration Sunday about how her faith and faith...
  • Thoughts on Ideology this Election

    09/03/2015 5:49:40 PM PDT · by LS · 27 replies
    Self | 9/3/2015 | LS
    In our election discussions I have been arguing that the rise of Trump reflects a de-emphasis in traditional ideological issues. Trump, as we all know, is hardly an issue-by-issue conservative. I have argued that he transcends many specific conservative positions by his love of America, a nationalistic pride, a commitment to saving our borders, and a kind of TR -type bluster. I think even most of his opponents would give him this much, I have pointed to the decline of ideology, but haven't really thought about how it occurred. And the answer lies---as with the answer to most our complaints---with...
  • Hillary’s Campaign Has Already Begun to Derail

    09/03/2015 6:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/03/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Hillary Clinton’s second race for the presidency is only about a quarter through, but she already seems to be causing general fatigue.</p> <p>The lurid revelations about the Clinton Foundation proved that it was not so much a charity as a huge laundering operation. Quid pro quo donations from the global rich and powerful fueled the Clintons’ jet-setting networking.</p>
  • Trump's Campaign Helping Democratic Party

    09/01/2015 8:27:10 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 39 replies
    TALKING POINTS MEMO ^ | 8-31-15 | Bill O'Reilly
    "With Trump getting so much attention, the Democratic record has been obscured. Consider this -- about two million more citizens live in poverty since President Obama took office. Poverty among women has increased by one million. Among blacks, the poverty rate is up nearly one-and-a-half percent since the president was first elected. Median income for all Americans has dropped an average of $2,000 since 2009. That is an economic disaster. Yet few Americans really know the stats."
  • Another Impossible Thing May Happen: Change in Partisan Alignments

    09/01/2015 6:26:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | September 1, 2015 | Michael Barone
    In my last column, I looked at the possibility of two impossible things -- impossible things in the sense used by Alice and the Red Queen -- happening in the already turbulent 2016 presidential cycle. Here I'll look at another: the possibility that the partisan division lines that have endured with little change for two decades might suddenly shift and change. This has happened before. History teaches two lessons pointing in opposite directions: Partisan divisions can stay the same for a long time. And they can change suddenly and without much warning. There's no question that partisan divisions have shifted...
  • Controversial Clinton ally trashed 'alcoholic' John Boehner in emails to Hillary

    09/01/2015 1:31:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9-1-15 | Hunter Walker
    Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime Hillary Clinton friend who was an unofficial adviser while she was secretary of state, is trailed by reporters as he takes a lunch break from being deposed in private session of the House Select Committee on Benghazi at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 16, 2015. A new batch of messages from Hillary Clinton's private email account that was released on Monday evening shows she received advice about political strategy from her controversial confidante Sidney Blumenthal in the leadup to the 2010 midterm elections. Blumenthal's suggestions focused on attacking Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio). Boehner became speaker...
  • Clinton Campaign On Alert For Undercover Conservative Sting

    08/21/2015 1:41:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies ^ | 8/21/2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Dirty tricks alleged as the campaign heats up Hillary Clinton’s campaign offices around the country have been put on alert after at least two women approached Iowa staff under the guise of being supporters in an apparent effort to catch the campaign engaging in improper or illegal activity, a Clinton campaign official said. The motivations of the women is not known, but their alleged techniques match those of Project Veritas, the conservative group run by James O’Keefe, which specializes in undercover stings meant to embarrass liberal groups and politicians. The group declined to comment on the Clinton campaign’s allegations. “Project...
  • Ted Cruz's plan to win back the anti-establishment vote

    08/21/2015 7:49:18 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/15 | Katie Glueck
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Ted Cruz has quietly embarked on a strategy designed to reclaim the mantle of the anti-establishment presidential candidate, methodically scoring endorsements, locking down the support of hardliner activists and creating an extensive grassroots network, even as Donald Trump keeps a firm grip on the title for now. The Texas senator and his wife, Heidi, have spent months courting Iowa activists over dinners, women’s lunches and meet-ups at conservative confabs. He plans to name a pastor to run point on faith engagement in all of Iowa’s 99 counties. His efforts in the South are aided by grassroots...
  • Trump Town Hall in New Hampshire [Live Thread]

    08/19/2015 4:08:28 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 235 replies
    August 19, 2015 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Trump will be holding a Town Hall in New Hampshire. Among issues anticipated to be asked of Trump will be immigration, social security, ISIS, etc.
  • Trump willing to spend $1 billion on presidential bid

    08/16/2015 7:32:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/15/2015 | By REENA FLORES
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump certainly has enough money to pay for his presidential bid -- and he's willing to foot the whole bill, even if it costs him a billion dollars. When a reporter asked Trump, just outside the Iowa State Fair grounds on Saturday, if he would throw a billion of his own money into the campaign, he answered without hesitation. "I would do that, yeah," Trump responded. "If I had to." And in answer to a question about his campaign's budget, Trump said that it was "irrelevant." "You saw I make $400 million a year," Trump replied,...
  • Rauner Appoints ‘Rooftop Pastor’ To Illinois Tollway Board

    08/11/2015 10:07:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 17, 2015 | CBS Chicago
    (CBS) – Corey Brooks, the “Rooftop Pastor” from Chicago’s South Side who endorsed Republican Bruce Rauner for governor, now has a paid appointed position with the Rauner administration.Gov. Rauner’s office on Friday announced Brooks, senior pastor at New Beginnings Church, will be a director on the Illinois Tollway Board, the Downers Grove-based authority that controls toll roads.Brooks was among a group of African-American religious leaders in Chicago who backed Rauner, a wealthy businessman, over incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn, saying Democrats had taken black political support for granted.The tollway appointment would seem an odd fit for Brooks, a social crusader who...
  • Rick Perry's Campaign Looks Like It Might Be Ending Soon

    08/11/2015 9:42:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/11/2015 | Katie Pavlitch
    Apparently Rick Perry's performance at the first GOP debate last week wasn't enough to keep donors writing checks. Perry, who debated in the 5 p.m. Fox News debate after missing the primetime cutoff, has apparently stopped paying campaign staffers in key early states and at campaign headquarters. From the Washington Post:Former Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign is no longer paying its staff because fundraising has dried up, while his cash-flush allied super PAC is preparing to expand its political operation to compensate for the campaign's shortcomings, campaign and super PAC officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation...
  • Rick Perry stops paying all of his staff as fundraising dries up

    08/10/2015 8:40:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 105 replies
    WashPost ^ | 8-10-2015 | By Philip Rucker, Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune and Dan Balz
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign is no longer paying its staff because fundraising has dried up, while his cash-flush allied super PAC is preparing to expand its political operation to compensate for the campaign's shortcomings, campaign and super PAC officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation said late Monday. Perry, who has struggled to gain traction in his second presidential run, has stopped paying his staff at the national headquarters in Austin as well as in the early caucus and primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, according to a Republican familiar with the Perry...
  • Ted Cruz Says Campaign Contributions Skyrocketed After Debate

    08/10/2015 1:18:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 94 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | August 10, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    While most of the media attention after last week’s GOP presidential debate has been focused on Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz has seen a huge jump in his poll numbers, and apparently an explosion in campaign contributions since he took the stage. Check it out! I’d say 225,000 contributions with an average contribution of $68 is quite impressive. It’s important to note that a lot of these contributions are coming from ordinary Americans, making this a true grassroots effort, rather than bowing to the will of corporations in order to get funding. One of the reasons people seem to be...
  • CNN Has PMS Attack over Blood (whatever) Comment to Megyn Kelly

    08/08/2015 2:19:17 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 83 replies
    08-08- | STE=Q
    Donald trump in a CNN interview had the temerity to smack down the talking vagina that is Megyn Kelly after she -- basically -- accused him of being a misogynist: a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women. This is how Megyn Kelly began her non-question, question: "You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” “Only Rosie O’Donnell,” Retorted Trump. “No, it wasn’t,” Argued Megyn -- without anything to backup her assertion -- “Does that sound like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?” So let me get this...
  • Following the Money – Campaign Moves, The CoC/Wall Street Roadmap, and Candidate Expectations…

    08/08/2015 5:54:43 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-8-2015 | sundance
    Many people are wondering how it’s possible to track the CoC/Wall Street Jeb Bush election strategy, outlined here. While I usually don’t post these types of research material links (it can get rather wonky), perhaps this will assist readers in understanding what leads to our road-map. Since the advent of the Citizens United decision, the GOPe affiliates have used Super-Pacs to fund political candidates. Unfortunately, this means you don’t get to see the actual donors to those PAC’s – which means there’s an additional curtain to the donor. The development of, and refinement of, this strategy (which took place in...
  • Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all 2016 campaign cash

    08/01/2015 6:44:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    AP The Big Story ^ | 08/01/2015 | By JULIE BYKOWICZ and JACK GILLUM
    It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks. One check, from one donor, topped those results. New York hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer's $11 million gift to a group backing the Texas Republican's White House bid put him atop a tiny group of millionaires and billionaires whose contributions already dwarf those made by the tens of thousands of people who have given to their favorite presidential candidate. An Associated Press analysis...
  • Desperation: Trump opponents float a 25 year old rape allegation by his ex

    07/28/2015 6:43:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Trump Circus has just become "R" rated as the Daily Beast has published a 25 year old allegation of rape by Trump's ex wife Ivana. The article quotes a graphic description of the "rape" from the 1993 book  Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump. American Thinker being a family website, we will not reproduce any of the account here. Besides, we're not in the business of spreading falsehoods, except to violently criticize them. That said, Michael Cohen, Trump's Special Counsel at The Trump Organization, had some interesting comments for the Daily Beast reporters who wrote the hit...
  • Prohibited: Rep Grayson Conducted Campaign Interview From Official Office

    07/20/2015 9:49:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 20, 2015 1:20 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson’s decision to partake in an interview about his Senate candidacy may have violated congressional ethics rules, according to experts on the matter. On the morning Grayson announced that he would enter the Florida Democratic primary for Senate, the Orlando congressman conducted a campaign-related interview from a computer in his congressional office. The online video interview, which aired July 9 on Huffington Post Live, focused on Grayson’s decision to enter the Florida Senate race. Engaging in campaign activity—including interviews—within an official office is prohibited, according to former in-house counsel and ethics adviser to senior members of House...
  • [Vanity] Am I the Only One?

    07/19/2015 6:54:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 60 replies
    My memory | Today | Me
    Am I the only one who has noticed that Donald Trump stole Ronald Reagan's c campaign slogan from 1980?
  • Scott Walker: End the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party

    07/19/2015 1:02:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-19-15 | Michael Walsh
    Scott Walker, along with Ted Cruz and perhaps a handful of others on the Right, understands the pernicious nature of the kind of “bipartisanship” that has give us the likes of Poppy and W. Bush, and is currently exemplified in the current entitled scion, Jeb. It’s a terrible, undemocratic idea: The town hall attendee asked for the microphone to pose this question to newly announced presidential candidate Scott Walker: Americans are fed up with the partisan gridlock in Washington, so what would he do as president to “end the partisanship and parochialism that is really stifling this great country”? Walker...
  • Playboy Interview: Donald Trump (good & bad)

    07/19/2015 7:43:44 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 19 replies ^ | October 2004 | David Hochman
    ...What kind of son were you? Were you rebellious? I was very bad. That’s why my parents sent me to a military academy..... Is it true that you’ve never had a glass of alcohol? I’ve never had drugs and never had alcohol and never had a cup of coffee.... Do you think Trump Tower and your other buildings will bear your name a hundred years from now? No, I don’t think so. Why? I don’t think any building will be here—and unless we have some very smart people ruling it, the world will not be the same place in a...
  • Scott Walker Is Starting His Road to the White House in a Winnebago

    07/19/2015 12:48:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7-18-15 | Jordyn Phelps
    On his first trip to Iowa as the fresh face of the Republican presidential field, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been putting the pedal to the metal, crisscrossing the Hawkeye State’s corn field-lined interstates in a souped-up Winnebago RV with a goal of hitting all 99 counties before voters here cast the nation’s first votes in the presidential nominating process. Since arriving in Iowa Friday -- the final stop of his whirlwind five-state, 16-city campaign kickoff tour -- it has been abundantly clear that Iowa is the key to Walker’s White House hopes. ~snip~ While campaigning this week, he has...
  • Party of big money update: guess who raised more than Jeb Bush?

    07/10/2015 2:19:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/10/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I wasn’t expecting too many real surprises out of the quarterly fundraising numbers for the various presidential campaigns and if you only look at the top line results, there really weren’t many. Fiorina’s numbers were disappointingly low, but that’s not so much “shocking” as sad. Hillary’s direct contributions are well on the way to her first billion which was also not much of an eye opener. But as I glanced through the rest of the bullet items in NBC’s First Read this morning, there was one thing which jumped out at me. With the July 15 reporting deadline coming...
  • Hillary's Floundering Campaign

    07/09/2015 5:08:21 PM PDT · by Rumplemeyer · 32 replies
    My question: Hillary raises hundreds of millions of campaign dollars and is forced out of the election for what ever reason. Could she donate those campaign dollars to charity, namely the Clinton Foundation or some PAC controlled by her and her family?
  • With Mega-Donor’s Technology, Cruz Campaign Promises to Turn Out More GOP Voters than Ever Before

    07/08/2015 4:48:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/08/2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Texas senator Ted Cruz has been called the Republican Barack Obama, and he is, indeed a young and brilliant conservative voice who’s taken Washington by storm since his election in 2012. But the similarities don’t end there. In his quest for the presidency, Cruz is now looking to co-opt the tactic most credited with helping Obama win the White House in 2008 and 2012: Data analysis. The Cruz campaign hopes it can harness and build upon Team Obama’s famed ability to target and turn out voters in a nationwide race. In 2012, Obama’s campaign won reelection by upending the turnout...
  • Why I'm Enjoying Trump's Candidacy So Much (Vanity)

    07/01/2015 6:18:30 PM PDT · by JewishRighter · 36 replies
    Vanity | July 1, 2015 | JewishRighter
    I finally figured out just exactly why I'm enjoying Donald Trump's Presidential campaign so much, even though I don't particularly think very well of him or his politics. It is best illustrated by a fantastic clip from the Jim Carrey film Liar, Liar. For the uninitiated, the film is about a divorced lawyer with an adorable little boy who he constantly disappoints by not showing up when he promises and other letdowns due to Carrey's penchant for lying. The boy makes a birthday wish that his father would have to tell the truth and it works. Cut now to the...
  • Hillary Clinton charged the Boys and Girls Club a massive fee to speak at a luncheon

    06/17/2015 7:32:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    * The $200,000 honorarium was the largest the Long Beach, California, organization had ever paid a public figure for an appearance * Normally, speakers donate much of that money back to the small, non-profit that has an annual operating budget of just $3 million * Former secretary of state redirected her check to the Clinton Foundation - which spends $8.1 million a year on travel alone * In 2007, when Bill Clinton headlined the event, he charged the group $150,000 and kept the money for himself ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hillary Clinton reportedly charged a Boys and Girls Club chapter $200,000 for an...
  • Daily Mail Reporter David Martosko Barred from THIRD Clinton Campaign Event: Offensive, Unacceptable

    06/16/2015 9:44:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-16-2015 | Caleb Park
    A political reporter for The Daily Mail told The Kelly File that he was barred from a third Hillary Clinton campaign event in New Hampshire. It was a story reported by Megan Kelly. "This is the one thing she doesn't get to control,” said Megyn Kelly. The latest incident happened Monday night at the Manchester City Democratic Committee’s Flag Day Dinner, according to David Martosko, the Mail’s U.S. political editor SNIP--- "I was embarrassed, as a journalist to see how many journalists reported on Saturday only what the Clinton campaign wanted them to,” he added. "We have a duty to...
  • Clinton spokeswoman: Hillary’s having trouble connecting because she’s such a complete unknown

    06/12/2015 5:47:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/15 | Robert Laurie
    Time to launch the campaign - yet again. Hillary Clinton has been in or around the political spotlight for almost five decades. Obviously, her public persona shifted into high gear back in the ‘90’s, and she’s maintained that breakneck pace ever since. She’s been an Attorney General’s wife, a Governor’s wife, a First Lady, a Senator, and a Secretary of State. At this point, there’s virtually nothing we don’t know about her. ...And some people have suggested that familiarity is hurting her chances in 2016. However, those people are, apparently, wrong. If you think you know who Mrs. Clinton is...
  • Hillary comes out of the shadows

    06/10/2015 1:04:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 10, 2015 | Jules Witcover
    WASHINGTON -- The long reintroduction of Hillary Clinton to the American public as a presidential candidate is getting to look like the coming-out of a wealthy and spoiled debutante. It began with a series of small, informal tea dances in the first 2016 caucus state of Iowa. She eschewed the customary swanky limousine for a luxury van, rolling into several small towns for cozy meetings with the "everyday Americans" to chat with and listen to them. Preferring that she not to be distracted by the presence and ears of pesky reporters, the newly declared candidate essentially barred them and sloughed...
  • West New York mayor accepted $250K in bribes in medical kickback scheme (DEMOCRAT)

    06/10/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | June 10, 2015 | Christopher Baxter
    West New York mayor accepted $250K in bribes in medical kickback scheme West New York Mayor Felix Roque was indicted Tuesday on charges he accepted approximately $250,000 in bribes in return for referring patients to a medical imaging company, state authorities said. Christopher Baxter updated June 10, 2015 at 7:06 AM TRENTON — The mayor of West New York, Felix Roque, was indicted Tuesday for accepting approximately $250,000 in bribes in return for referring patients to a medical imaging company whose owner has admitted running a massive kickback scheme, state authorities said. From 2007 to 2012, Roque, 59, a Democrat...
  • Hillary takes 'everyday Americans' campaign to trial lawyers' $11.4 MILLION Dallas home...

    06/04/2015 2:35:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/04/15 | David Martosko
    Hillary takes 'everyday Americans' campaign to trial lawyers' $11.4 MILLION Dallas home for $2,700-per-plate fundraiser whose hostess donated to Democrats after infamous Clinton 'White House coffees' Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has said she ants her second presidential campaign to position her as a champion for 'everyday Americans.' But her two-day fundraising swing through Texas included a Wednesday dinner event at a $11.4 million home in the most exclusive corner of Dallas. The home of prolific Democratic donors Frank and Debbie Branson boasts nearly 10,000 square feet of living space, about 13 times the size of a typical one-bedroom...
  • Evidence mounts that Hillary's campaign in crisis: Humiliating failure the MSM won't report

    06/02/2015 7:55:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Face it MSM:  the Hillary Clinton campaign is an Edsel, unsalable because she is unappealing and untrustworthy. But the media will not report it this way until there is  a viable alternative in sight for the Dems. O’Malley can’t exactly promise to do for America what he has done for Baltimore, and Bernie Sanders would land a solid nd enthusiastic 20% of the vote, the percentage of the electorate that is actually hard left. The latest very telling sign of how serious the crisis is for Hillary comes from The New York Post’s Page Six: Hillary Clinton had trouble attracting...
  • Condescending Hillary Clinton tells autograph-seeker to 'go to the back of the line'

    06/02/2015 2:33:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/01/15
    Condescending Hillary Clinton tells autograph-seeker to 'go to the back of the line' on campaign trail in New Hampshire Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may be busy with retail politcs on the campaign trail but she expects that her supporters have time to wait in line to get her autograph. The former Secretary of State greeted fans outside an event at the Smuttynose Brewey in Hampton, New Hampshire, when she was approached by a woman asking for her signature on what appeared to be a photo of Clinton.. 'Go to the end of the line,' the candidate informs the woman, who...
  • Cruz has Mass. appeal during campaign stop

    05/31/2015 8:44:18 AM PDT · by TimPatriot · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/31/2015 | Lindsay Kalter
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz drew raucous cheers yesterday from a crowd of hundreds of Bay State voters gathered at the Andover home of state Rep. Jim Lyons, where the presidential hopeful took shots at presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Obama. And while his jabs at Clinton and Obama were met with cheers from the crowd, Cruz’s opening line may have generated the most enthusiastic hollers: “Tom Brady was framed ... and I have it on good authority that Hillary Clinton did it.” The heavy turnout at Lyons’ Highvale Lane home, where some were turned away at the door...
  • Grayson's (RAT-FL) fiery comments put possible Senate campaign in spotlight

    05/25/2015 5:02:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 5/22/15 | Scott Powers
    In the past three weeks, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando has been on a verbal tear.. He has cussed out journalists for asking about his girlfriend's political ambitions and offshore investment funds, blasted the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as "out-of-touch party bosses sipping cognac in a smoke-filled room" and called his ex-wife a gold digger. Such firebrand comments have been typical of his career. Now they have opened the potential for a bloody U.S. Senate primary fight next year with moderate U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter, who has quickly wrapped up endorsements from almost all of the party's...
  • Cruz for President Announces Wendy Day Michigan State Director

    05/22/2015 1:50:31 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 56 replies ^ | 05/22/15 | Cruz for President
    HOUSTON, Texas – Continuing to build a robust national and Michigan organization, Cruz for President today named Wendy Day, the current Vice Chair of the Michigan Republican Party and Liberty movement leader, as the Michigan State Director for the Cruz for President Campaign. “Wendy is a great fit because she is no stranger to grassroots politics at every level,” said Ted Cruz. “Her influence in the Great Lake State and commitment to freedom make her a valued member of our team.” Wendy is one of the most respected, hardworking grassroots leaders Michigan has seen, said Cruz State Chairman Saul Anuzis....
  • Hillary Clinton's brothers could cause major problems for her presidential campaign

    05/16/2015 8:44:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 5/16/15 | Colin Campbell
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's two brothers, Tony and Hugh Rodham, could be a problem for her presidential campaign. Over the years, the pair have been at the center of multiple controversies for their business dealings and Republicans are already using them to attack Clinton. One aide for a rival 2016 campaign aide told Business Insider Clinton's brothers will definitely cause issues for her White House bid. "Will they be a problem? Yes. They underscore everything that people fear and hate about the Clintons," the aide said. "They're essentially the id of Bill and Hillary Clinton. A bunch of...
  • 9th Circuit Court's Democratic Campaign Contribution

    05/07/2015 3:09:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/7/15 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a gift to the Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate campaign, allowing Ms. Harris to collect confidential taxpayer information about donors to charities and nonprofit advocacy organizations, all without probable cause and a warrant. The leftwing Harris is currently California’s Attorney General, and is touted by some as “the next Barack Obama.” She also is the state’s top charity regulator. The court said she may collect names of top donors to all charities and nonprofit advocacy organizations for “law enforcement” reasons even without a hint of lawbreaking. This will undoubtedly intimidate nonprofit critics...
  • Firm Co-Founded By Hillary’s Campaign Chair Lobbies For Russia’s Uranium One

    04/29/2015 8:52:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/15 | Chuck Ross
    Chalk it up to a small world or to a tangled web, but Uranium One, the Russian-owned uranium mining company at the center of a recent scandal involving the Clintons and a close Canadian business partner, has lobbied the State Department through a firm co-founded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman. Senate records show that The Podesta Group has lobbied the State Department on behalf of Uranium One — once in 2012, when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, and once in 2015. Uranium One paid The Podesta Group $40,000 to lobby the State Department, the Senate, the National...
  • Here Are All Seven Media Questions Hillary Clinton Has Answered During Her Campaign

    04/28/2015 6:46:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | 4-28-15 | Zach C. Cohen
    The Democratic front-runner has largely ignored journalists in the first two weeks of her presidential run, instead speaking directly to voters When the press corps comically sprinted across an Iowa lawn in pursuit of Hillary Clinton's van, they weren't just hoping to catch a glimpse of the most-likely Democratic presidential nominee. They were hoping to ask Clinton questions, and—in the dream scenario—get an answer. Those answers, however, have been few and far between. Despite being bombarded with press questions at every chance, Clinton has only personally answered seven inquiries since formally launching her campaign April 12. Instead, she has spoken...
  • Behold the Hillary Clinton arsenal of nods (humor)

    04/28/2015 6:33:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-28-15 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton has been struggling to interact with everyday Americans on her campaign listening tour, not least because she has a hard time relating to people who have never met a sultan or run a mining business in an authoritarian country. However, she has displayed considerable political and physical skill throughout these interactions, and her opponents would be wise to take note. In addition to her soothing, naturally human laugh, Hillary’s ability to deploy what is commonly known as the “head nod” at crucial moments while pretending to care about normal Americans is nothing short of impressive. Her arsenal of...
  • New York Times: Ted Cruz just held a campaign event at the home of two gay businessmen, you know

    04/23/2015 7:06:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | AllahPundit
    This NYT story, an obvious attempt at a gotcha that’ll damage Cruz among his base, will do more damage to the two businessmen within their own circle of allies, I suspect. It’s one thing for Ted Cruz, social conservative, to socialize with gay friends. It’s another for gays to socialize with — gasp — Ted Cruz, social conservative. During the gathering, according to two attendees, Mr. Cruz said he would have no problem if one of his daughters was gay. He did not mention his opposition to same-sex marriage, saying only that marriage is an issue that should be...
  • Hillary's back in first class at end of New Hampshire campaign trip where she railed against the ric

    04/21/2015 6:32:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/21/15 | David Martosko
    Hillary's back in first class at end of New Hampshire campaign trip where she railed against the rich - after 80mph race to BOSTON to catch flight with elite seats Hillary Clinton ended her whirlwind New Hampshire campaign swing on Tuesday afternoon in another state entirely, taking taxpayers for an 80 miles-per-hour ride all the way to Boston - to catch a flight with first class seats. **SNIP** After a carefully managed morning event at a community college near the state capitol, Clinton held two private meetings, and then bolted to Boston at speeds 25 mph over the limit posted...