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  • Investor held amid Sept. 10 concerns

    05/26/2002 10:05:56 PM PDT · by galethus · 80 replies · 2,044+ views
    UPI ^ | May 25, 2002 | National Desk
    SAN DIEGO, May 25 (UPI) -- An Internet investment adviser charged with insider trading was being held without bail on a parole violation Saturday after federal prosecutors in San Diego raised questions about a stock-sales order he placed the day before the September terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Amir "Anthony" Elgindy, 34, of Encinitas, faces charges in New York of allegedly taking part in a stock manipulation and extortion scheme with four other people, including two current and former FBI agents. Prosecutors, however, raised questions during a detention hearing Friday about what he might have known...
  • Trump Faces Reckoning With Christian Right

    06/21/2016 4:28:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Donald Trump faces a reckoning on Tuesday with top social conservatives and evangelical leaders at a high-stakes gathering in New York City.
  • Ted Cruz appeals to Christian conservatives in 2016 kickoff

    03/23/2015 2:34:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 23, 2015 | ByJAKE MILLER
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz began his 2016 presidential bid with an impassioned appeal to the religious right on Monday, exhorting a cheering crowd at the world's largest Christian college to "join a grassroots army across this nation coming together and standing for liberty." "God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn't done with America yet," he said. "I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America, and that is why today, I'm announcing that I'm running for...
  • Where the Christian Right Is Strong (national map included)

    07/02/2014 5:05:48 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 157 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2, 2014
    The religious right remains one of the most potent forces in American politics, but Northeasterners could be forgiven for forgetting. Evangelical Christians and Mormons, the two religious groups who most consistently espouse conservative political and cultural views, are basically absent in the Northeastern corridor. The map shows the number of regular Evangelical Christian or Mormon congregation members, as reported by religious bodies. The data, therefore, does not include every Mormon or Evangelical Christian in the country. Black Protestant denominations are a separate category from other Evangelical Protestant denominations in this data set, and are not represented on this map. The...
  • The Christian right’s 5 most dangerous candidates for Congress

    02/05/2014 7:56:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    salon.com ^ | 2/5/14 | CJ Werleman
    Not all that long ago, the establishment wing of the Republican Party had the power to demand obedience from its Christian Right flank, but thanks to Internet fundraising and changes to campaign finance laws, the 2014 elections could be a case of the tail wagging the dog. The GOP establishment has always had a monopoly on money, thanks to its unfettered access to the Wall Street donor class. As a result of this power differential, the Christian Right, while energized and mobilized, would be forced to sit when told to sit by the party’s big wigs. But those days are...
  • Backwards, Christian Squishes

    10/24/2013 8:32:42 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 12 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10.23.13 | George Neumayr
    “Evangelical Leader Preaches A Pullback From Politics, Culture Wars,” blared a front-page Wall Street Journal headline on Tuesday. According to the paper, Russell Moore, the new head of the Southern Baptist Convention, “says it is time to tone down the rhetoric and pull back from the political fray, given what he calls a ‘visceral recoil’ among younger evangelicals to the culture wars.” The reporter contrasts Moore’s softer approach to the rise of “gay marriage” with that of his predecessor, Richard Land, who spoke of it as the culmination of the “radical homosexual agenda.” Moore, after the Supreme Court struck down...
  • Immigration’s latest ally: Christian right

    02/06/2013 9:29:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/6/13 4:57 AM EST | Anna Palmer
    The usual suspects pushing immigration reform have a new ally in the fight this time—the religious right. Christian conservatives, who stayed on the sidelines in 2006 or opposed reform outright, have sprung into action for the cause. They’re talking to their congregations from the pulpit. They’re urging lawmakers in private meetings to support reform. And they’re even calling for change publicly. The efforts have dramatically changed the dynamics of the debate, so much so that Republicans anxious to vote yes on a deal might have the political cover to do it. …
  • Is The Christian Right Morally Equivalent To The Taliban? By Damon Whitsell

    06/20/2012 10:52:12 PM PDT · by damonw · 13 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 6-21-12 | Damon Whitsell
    The following graphic was left on a new friends FaceBook page by a visitor here. It is exemplary of how some Liberals, Atheist, Humanist, and other non-Christians are willing to go to absurd lengths of equivalence to obfuscate the issue of Islamic terrorism and the “Civilization Jihad” that is Islam – and this puts us all in jeopardy. Please take a moment to read the graphic, I’ll continue my commentary on these absurd comparisons below..... .......This graphic might be more appropriately named “Comparing the Tea Party to the Taliban” (because the poster said,, “Sound familar??, Who does the TEA Party...
  • Christian right starts high-tech voter-registration drive

    04/22/2012 5:55:47 PM PDT · by hope · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 4/19/12 | Anthony Man and Scott Powers, Staff Writers
    First came the prayer, then the political rallies. Then came the data mining and target marketing. The venues for a series of recent Christian political rallies couldn't have been more different — one night at the Marks Street Senior Center in downtown Orlando; the next at McKenna's Place, an Irish pub in Greenacres; the next at Calvary Chapel, a megachurch based in Fort Lauderdale — but the purpose was the same: Enlisting Florida Christians in a high-tech outreach program by identifying and signing up tens of thousands of area Christians who aren't registered to vote so they can cast ballots...
  • Can Mitt Romney seal the deal with the Christian right?

    02/07/2012 3:13:05 PM PST · by throwback · 68 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7 February 2012 | Harry J Enton
    Mitt Romney won an impressive 29-percentage point victory in Saturday's Nevada caucuses. For some analysts, the triumph suggested that Romney is well on his way to winning the nomination. For me, the win was expected and confirms my forecast about where the race is heading. Romney maintains his status as the favorite for the Republican nomination, but potential trouble lurks down the road. Romney maintains a great funding and organizational advantage in comparison to his peers. If he senses any candidate (such as Newt Gingrich) might be a serious challenge, Romney can drown out his opponent with television advertising and...
  • Establishment Republicans Want to Redefine the Term "Conservative"

    09/21/2011 8:00:41 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies
    El Rushbo ^ | September 21st | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, this is a little Inside Baseball, but it's important because he who controls the language ends up winning the debate, and it might seem like a small thing, but I have learned and I have been given to understand that the "establishment Republicans" hate the term. They don't like being called "establishment Republicans," and they are trying to change the term to "establishment conservatives" and in the process co-opt the definition of "conservative" and conservatism. It's not something that you'll notice if you watch cable news or even read. You have to be able to see the stitches...
  • Mainstream Christians Must Stand Up to the Religious Right (Thou wilt hurl, verily!)

    09/20/2011 6:07:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | September 20, 2011 | Wayne Besen
    In August, fundamentalist preacher Dr. Michael Brown organized a regimen of red shirted Bible-thumpers to infiltrate Charlotte's gay pride event. Hundreds of zealots confronted and harassed festival attendees with their arrogant slogan "God Has A Better Way." The hatred and religious bigotry was appalling, but not surprising. What truly bothers me, however, was the lack of mainstream Christians standing up and speaking out against such fanatical behavior. Virtually every time I write about the Religious Right I'm reminded by the faithful that "not all Christians are like that." Of course, this is true and some of the most dedicated activists...
  • The Inconvenient Truth of the Evangelical Vote

    08/26/2011 12:09:02 PM PDT · by wmfights · 25 replies · 2+ views
    patheos ^ | August 25, 2011 | Ralph Reed
    A funny thing happened on the way to the 2012 presidential contest. The conventional wisdom that social issues would not matter, and that the evangelical constituency is a relic of a bygone era, has been turned on its head. The beltway set is relearning one of the most inconvenient and persistent truths of American politics: the enduring strength of the evangelical vote. This outcome was not necessarily prefigured by events. Barack Obama was supposed to usher in a new era of religious voting patterns by appealing to evangelical voters on poverty, health care and climate change (excuse me, "creation care")....
  • US voters are not mad. Our stereotype of them is patronising and wrong

    08/20/2011 10:48:16 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 50 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 18 Aug 2011 | Martin Kettle
    America is a country of mad people governed by buffoons. That's the way a lot of Europeans are content to see it, no matter how much they love the US in other ways. A country of mad people because they are so religious, violent, overweight and in denial about things that look obvious from here but which the flag-wavers over there refuse to get. Governed by buffoons because, for the past half-century, from Lyndon Johnson to George W Bush, no US president was truly respected in much of this continent. Not even Reagan on the right or Clinton on the...
  • Romney yet to win over Christian Right, Tea Party

    07/07/2011 3:28:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Tea Party leaders and outspoken Christian conservatives continue to express reservations about GOP presidential frontrunner and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, CNN reports: In June, FreedomWorks invited 150 Tea Party organizers to a planning session where participants were asked for their candidate of choice in the 2012 field. Only one Tea Party activist at the meeting supported Romney, [FreedomWorks president Matt] Kibbe said.Tea Party conservatives remain outraged over Romney’s record on health care reform. In recent months, he has defended the plan he signed into law as governor of Massachusetts, in which residents are required to buy health insurance. …Some...
  • Leaders of the Christian Right find their preferred candidate in Rick Perry

    07/05/2011 2:51:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/05/2011 | Tina Korbe
    In advance of any kind of campaign declaration (or even any kind of confirmation of campaign rumors), Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry is sitting pretty for the GOP presidential nomination.Just two recent successes, ripe for bragging: The Republican Governors Association, of which Perry is chair, raised $22.1 million for the first half of the year, eclipsing its six-month totals for 2007 to 2009, and erased its debt left over from the 2010 elections. (Admittedly, that cash is not for presidential campaign purposes, but it surely says something about Perry’s popularity and the general appeal of a Republican governor.) And Perry’s...
  • End of the culture wars

    06/27/2010 3:20:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 27, 2010 | Kyle Smith
    You know something is changing in American mores when the supposed leader of the culture wars from the right, Sarah Palin, declares that smoking pot is “a minimal problem” and that “if somebody’s gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at to engage in.” Like many other pointless wars, the culture conflict has mainly resulted in exhaustion. Now the troops are laying down their arms and going home. More and more Americans, particularly in the youngest generation of adults, are shrugging at drug...
  • The Left’s Grand Inquisitor and the Tea Party

    06/11/2010 5:59:43 PM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 7 replies · 317+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | June 11, 2010 | M. CATHARINE EVANS
    Jim Wallis, rebound spiritual adviser to President Obama, recently called for “dialogue” in his Huffington Post piece, How Christian Is Tea Party Libertarianism. Quick to seize the moment after Rand Paul, a libertarian, chimed in on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Wallis must have spent a few hours on this clownish, but self-revealing attempt to suggest that the members of the Tea Party in their support of limited government are Bad Samaritans. After reading the article, similarities between Wallis’ argument and Dostoevsky’s “ The Grand Inquisitor” chapter in The Brothers Karamazov leapt right off Arianna’s Post. The prescient novelist...
  • Truthdig’s Hedges Hatefully Rants, Misrepresents Religious Right

    06/09/2010 8:10:59 PM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 1 replies · 25+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | June 9, 2010 | Paul Cooper
    Have you ever walked down a city street and passed a vagabond mindlessly shouting hatred about someone or some group that he really knows nothing about? What would happen if a person with that thought process was given a voice on blogs, PBS, Colbert, and other media outlets? Well you would have Truthdig’s Chris Hedges of course. On Monday Hedges posted an alarmist blog on Truthdig about the supposed terror that is the Christian Right. The article had plenty of digs but very little truth. Hedges’ remarks could be dismissed as the rantings of an enraged and ignorant youtube commentor...
  • Rep. Deal (R) stepping down, making House vote on ObamaCare that much closer (call this guy!)

    03/02/2010 9:32:17 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies · 1,052+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2009 | David Feddoso
    Rep. Deal (R) stepping down, making House vote on ObamaCare that much closer By: David Freddoso Online Opinion Editor 03/01/10 10:13 AM EST Soon-to-be former Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga. An e-mail alert from Congress Daily: Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga., announced today he will resign from Congress to devote his "full energies" to the governor's race, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. One of seven Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for governor, Deal will step down from the House next Monday. The earliest Deal would be replaced is probably late July, when Georgia holds its 2010 primary election. Among other things, this...