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  • Professor Says Ivy League Stiffs Conservative Justices

    07/29/2015 7:54:07 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | 07.28.15 | Marcia Coyle
    Are the nation’s Ivy League schools giving short shrift to conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices when they confer honorary degrees? A survey by one professor suggests the answer is yes, and that the reason is ideology. Of the 14 honorary degrees bestowed by Ivy League institutions to living justices, 12 went to those on the high court’s left side, said scholar John McGinnis of Northwestern University School of Law. The two exceptions, from Brown and Yale, went to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a moderate... Ginsburg, perhaps the court’s most liberal justice, is the record holder with honorary degrees from...
  • Ted Cruz presses IRS commissioner on non-profit targeting

    07/29/2015 7:43:55 PM PDT · by Isara · 5 replies
    Dallas News ^ | July 29, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–It’s been two years since the IRS targeting scandal broke, but Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz, said on Thursday they’re still looking for answers.The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, chaired by Cruz, on Wednesday questioned IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the agency’s cooperation with investigations, and rehashed accusations of a White House conspiracy to target conservative groups.“The American people have a right to be angry when an instrument of the american government is used a partisan cudgel,” said Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate running on abolishing the IRS. “I have to...
  • Trumpmania may scare establishment ...

    07/29/2015 7:36:30 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 6 replies
    The Ceres Courier ^ | July 29, 2015 | Rick Manning
    Donald Trump may be a lot of things, but one thing he is not is a fool. When a wannabe presidential candidate attacks him, he will hit them back harder and in a much more personal way, and the public will cheer, because Trump is their proxy, punching the D.C. establishment that has broken faith with the voters in its collective nose. How can the Republican establishment class win back the voters?
  • Black Lives Matter-yea right

    07/29/2015 6:25:41 PM PDT · by Warrior Nurse · 8 replies
    Self | 29 Jul 2015 | Warrior Nurse
    To the Black lives matter crowd, why are you so mad?
  • Thinking the Unthinkable: Donald Trump, GOP Nominee

    07/29/2015 6:23:32 PM PDT · by Mariner · 22 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 29th, 2015 | Chris Weigant
    t's time to think about what has previously been in the realm of the unthinkable: Donald Trump might just become the Republican nominee for president. Two months ago, that statement would have elicited nothing but a big old belly laugh from just about anyone who pays any attention to politics. Nowadays, though, nobody's laughing. The very concept has moved from the surreal to the possible. So it's time to actually think about what it would mean for the country and for the Republican Party. Trump, we were all assured by the inside-the-Beltway media crowd, was going to be nothing more...
  • Trump leads Republican presidential race with 25 percent: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/29/2015 5:19:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | By James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush. The poll shows Bush, the former Florida governor, trailing at 12 percent. It is a huge jump for Trump, who announced his candidacy for the November 2016 election six weeks ago - and this despite the criticism political rivals leveled at him for remarks this month belittling the military service of Senator John McCain, the party's candidate in 2008....
  • FLASHBACK: Is Ted Cruz the most dangerous man on the American right?

    07/29/2015 4:42:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News' All In with Chris Hayes ^ | August 20, 2013 | Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes talks about Texas Senator Ted Cruz's meteoric rise on the American right with NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt and The Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.>>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes . tonight on "all in," it's ted cr cruz 's coming out party. i'll tell you why in a minute he's not just another whackadoo. live to dallas , texas , where ted cruz is about to speak in just a moment. see the big defund obama care banner which lets you know what the event is going to be like. also tonight the terrifying prospect...
  • Sen. Cruz: The IRS’ Abuse of Power Is Profoundly Dangerous to Liberty (with video)

    07/29/2015 4:11:05 PM PDT · by Isara · 22 replies ^ | July 29, 2015
    No government agency should intimidate Americans for exercising their God-given right to free speech Video of Ted Cruz opening statement at 'IRS targeting of conservative groups' hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today held a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) targeting of conservative groups.In his opening statement, Sen. Cruz remarked, "If the IRS has become a partisan arm of the Democratic National Committee, there can be no stronger argument for ending the IRS as we know it, so that no Administration, Democrat or Republican, can use the IRS to target its political opponents. If a...
  • L.A. City Council bans large-capacity ammunition magazines

    07/29/2015 3:36:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' L.A. Now ^ | July 28, 2015 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    Defying sharp warnings from gun rights groups, Los Angeles thrust itself into the national debate over gun control Tuesday, as city lawmakers voted unanimously to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.. Such magazines have been “the common thread” in almost all the mass shootings that have devastated the country, from Newtown to Virginia Tech to Columbine, said Juliet Leftwich, legal director for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Backers of the plan said it was a small but meaningful step to minimize the bloodshed, by forcing attackers to at least interrupt their rampages...
  • Ted Cruz Slams ‘Passionately Pro-Abortion Media' for ‘Hiding’ Videos

    07/29/2015 1:52:42 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 7/28/15 | Katie Yoder
    Sen. Ted Cruz is calling out the “passionately pro-abortion" media for “hiding” videos exposing Planned Parenthood. On Tuesday, July 28th, Students for Life of America hosted more than 60 #WomenBetrayed rallies across the country to protest Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies. Despite the high temperatures, hundreds showed up for the Washington, D.C. rally, which featured several presidential candidates as speakers, including Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). During the event, MRC Culture asked Sen. Cruz if the the media and journalists have done enough to cover the videos. “No, of course they’re not,” Cruz began. “The mainstream media...
  • Presidential Horse Race 2016: “Can Trump Win?” (Rand flailing, Cruz rising)

    07/29/2015 1:41:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Richard A. Viguerie's ConservativeHQ ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    Heading into the final days of July, it seems clear that not only is Donald Trump not going away, he’s increasing in support day by day. Logically, some are starting to ask, “Can Trump win?” Pat Buchanan wrote a column arguing that it could happen. Buchanan thinks Trump touches all the right nerves in politics today, a man who mocks the political establishment of both parties and is loathed by the mainstream media. The more they discount him, the higher his poll numbers rise. Buchanan doesn’t claim that Trump will win, but says unless Donald commits some kind of egregious...
  • Boehner Discouraged From Bringing Meadows’ Resolution Up, ‘Might be Embarrassed’

    07/29/2015 1:38:02 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 7/29/15 | Alex Swoyer
    Members on the floor of the United States House of Representatives are discussing the future of Speaker Rep. John Boehner, and the talks must be troubling to House Leadership. Breitbart News has learned that House Speaker John Boehner has “been discouraged” from holding an immediate vote on Rep. Mark Meadows'resolution to remove Boehner as Speaker of the House. As explained to Breitbart News, House Leadership was considering “tabling” Meadow’s resolution Wednesday afternoon prior to Congress leaving for August recess, but has “been discouraged” from doing so. If Meadows’ resolution were brought to the floor, House Members that want to remove...
  • Ted Cruz wins Twitter with call to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 1:21:47 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 29 at 7:40 AM | James Hohmann
    On Tuesday, Ted Cruz’s crusade against Planned Parenthood allowed him to win the day online.The day belonged to the conservative Texas senator and 2016 presidential candidate, who commanded more media attention than any GOP contender who has never had his own reality TV show, according to our analytics partner Zignal Labs. Cruz’s call to defund Planned Parenthood stoked the conservative netroots. Cruz himself drove the social-media chatter with a series of widely-circulated tweets: The gambit proved so successful at generating attention that one of his fellow GOP contenders decided to join the fray. Look at what happened to Ben Carson’s...
  • Ted Cruz Toys With Kerry, Carter, Moniz: "Sir, Do You Apologize Or Not?"

    07/29/2015 12:39:10 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 29, 2015 | Tim Hains
    Ted Cruz eats up all his time playing word games with Secretary Kerry and making Secretary Moniz trip over his own words, and then gets cut off by John McCain before he can ask Kerry to clarify what he meant by this unbelievable remark: John Kerry Explains Why Iran Deal Is Not Legally A Treaty: "You Can't Pass A Treaty Anymore" TED CRUZ: General Sulemani, the commander of Iran's Quds Forces has more American blood on his hands than any living terrorist. Under this agreement, the sanctions on Gen. Sulemani are lifted. Sec. Kerry said to the families of those...
  • Boehner allies: Coup plot boosts Dems

    07/29/2015 12:21:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 7/29/15 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    John Boehner’s allies returned fire at Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Wednesday, saying the conservative lawmaker’s half-hatched plot to depose the Speaker has boosted Democrats like Hillary Clinton. “It’s terrible. It makes no sense. It helps the Democrats. It divides the party,” Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) told The Hill. “We should be spending all of August talking about the Iranian nuclear agreement, not this fool’s errand of vacating the Speaker’s chair. ADVERTISEMENT “It makes us look like a banana republic,” he continued. “All this does it create chaos, and a real conservative should not want chaos, certainly not needless chaos.”...
  • Cruz: Congress Should Use ‘Any Procedural Means Necessary to Defund Planned Parenthood’

    07/29/2015 11:28:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    ( – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told that Congress should use “every and any procedural means necessary to defund Planned Parenthood,” especially in light of recent videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, which appear to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the transfer of tissue and organs from aborted babies. On Tuesday, at a Capitol Hill rally demanding an end to taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, asked Senator Cruz: “Should the Republican Congressional leadership include language prohibiting federal funding of Planned Parenthood in the CR (continuing resolution) they must pass by September 30th?” “We should use every...
  • Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina slated for Phoenix convention

    07/29/2015 10:40:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | Jul 28, 2015, 9:40pm MST | Mike Sunnucks
    Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, are slated to speak next month at a national convention in Phoenix. Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co., and Cruz will speak at the National Federation of Republican Women’s conference at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix.The conference is set for Sept. 10 to 13. Another GOP presidential candidate, Donald Trump, held an immigration-fueled rally at the Phoenix Convention Center earlier this month.
  • The Unique Challenges of Vetting Hillary Clinton’s Email

    07/29/2015 10:25:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7-29-15 | Bryan Tau
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters earlier this year that she chose to use a personal email server for “convenience,” opting to carry just one device while she served at the State Department. But her use of a personal email server for official purposes has been anything but convenient for the agencies charged with reviewing her emails for public release. The choice has created major headaches for the agencies as they grapple with the issues raised by the situation: a cabinet-level official with access to wide sources of potentially classified information using her own email server to send...
  • Thank God Mr. Cruz is in Washington

    07/29/2015 10:04:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 29, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    My email account was on fire, everyone excited about Senator Ted Cruz calling Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor. Cruz cited each of Obama's unprecedented unlawful power grabs and repeals of our freedoms that the GOP promised to block, only to stab us (We the People/Tea Party) in the back. Immediately, I thought, “Thank God Ted Cruz is in Washington.” Before I go on, I wish to address a guy whom I will call Ned. Whenever I praise a conservative, Ned emails to correct me, claiming the conservative is a deceitful traitor. When I share...
  • Hunt for Impartial Judge for 20 Twin Peaks Biker Examining Trials Continues [Waco]

    07/29/2015 10:01:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 77 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 29, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    The hunt is on for an impartial judge to hear 20 Twin Peaks biker examining trials. The administrative judge for the Waco region has asked a Travis County judge to hear the trials. This comes after one of the judges was found to be biased by a fellow judge after a hearing on a motion to remove him. The other justice of the peace is accused of saying she is biased. The Waco Tribune-Herald has reported that the administrative judge of the Third Judicial Region, Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield, said he is waiting to hear from the Travis County judge....
  • Ted Cruz calls on grassroots to help him nuke the Iran deal

    07/29/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 28, 2015 6:40 pm | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–Sen. Ted Cruz has tried writing bills, offering amendments and even changing the rules of the Senate to kill the Iran nuclear deal.He’s appeared at rallies outside the White House, denounced the deal on a slew of media outlets and even challenged President Barack Obama–or in his stead, Secretary of State John Kerry–to a public debate.And nothing has worked.Now Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, is trying to “energize and activate the grassroots” to form a tidal wave of opposition to the deal while Congress in is recess.The members are in the beginning of a 60-day review period before they vote...
  • Lois Lerner Used Instant-Messaging System Because It Didn’t Save Her Messages

    07/29/2015 9:47:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-29-15 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used an instant-messaging system that did not automatically save the messages they sent, according to newly released emails obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerner loved the agency’s “Office Communication Server” (OCS) specifically because it left no record of her messages during the period in which her department was targeting conservative and tea party groups. “I was cautioning folks about email and how we have had several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails — so...
  • John Kerry warns Congress: back Iran nuclear deal or face dire consequences

    07/29/2015 9:46:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies ^ | 7/28/15 | Dan Roberts
    The United States risks a collapse in its future negotiating credibility if it walks away from the Iranian nuclear deal, according to US secretary of state John Kerry, who argues Congress now has little choice but to back the plan. In his starkest warning yet to critics on Capitol Hill, Kerry also predicted the international coalition behind economic sanctions would quickly collapse and leave Iran even closer to developing an atomic bomb if the US sought to renegotiate terms. One hundred senators and 535 members of the House of Representatives will vote in September on whether to oppose the deal...
  • ‘Cuckservative’ — the conservative insult of the month, explained

    07/29/2015 9:28:28 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2015 | David Weigel
    Last last week, a neologism was born. Twitter was the incubator. "Cuckservative," a portmanteau of "conservative" and "cuckold" (i.e. a man whose wife has cheated on him) burned up Twitter as fans of Donald Trump's politicking warred with the movement conservatives who opposed it.'s Erick Erickson, the Daily Caller's Matt Lewis, and the team at the well-read conservative blog Ace of Spades were among the critics suddenly deluged with accusations of cuckservatism. Below, we explain.
  • Donald Trump: 'I'll ride into the sunset' if my campaign tanks

    07/29/2015 9:18:22 AM PDT · by Mariner · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 29th, 2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Real-estate developer Donald Trump said Tuesday evening that he wasn't worried about the coming Republican presidential primary debate. When CNN anchor Don Lemon asked Trump whether he was ready for the first rhetorical bout with his GOP rivals, he said he didn't know. "I have absolutely no idea how to answer that question," Trump told Lemon. "I am me. I don't have pollsters. I mean, I have a lot of money — much more money than all of them put together and all of their phony contributions put together. But, you have to understand, I want to be me."
  • California Lawmakers Send Defiant Message to NRA After Taking Major Action on Gun Control

    07/29/2015 8:36:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 7/29/2015 | unknown
    Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to make it illegal to be in possession of high-capacity ammo magazines, likely setting up a new Second Amendment battle in the Golden State. After passing the measure with a 12-0 vote, Councilman Paul Krekorian reportedly challenged the National Rifle Association.
  • Unhappy McConnell Dresses Down Fractious GOP Senators, Then Fobs Them Off

    07/29/2015 8:26:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/29/2015 | Michael Walsh
    Mighty Mitch, having bamboozled not only Kentuckians but the entire nation into returning him as Senate majority “leader,” is displeased with his caucus: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell got his hands on something he believed to be damning: An email from Sen. Mike Lee’s aide to conservative activists plotting to use an Obamacare vote as a political weapon. So McConnell quickly summoned the GOP to a closed-door session in the Senate’s Mansfield Room Monday night. And he made sure his caucus read the email, placing a copy on every Republican senator’s chair before they arrived. A lawmaker in the...
  • Mormon Church, Largest Boy Scouts Sponsor, Says It Will 'Re-Evaluate' Participation

    07/29/2015 8:21:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/29/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has said it will be re-evaluating its long-standing participation in the Boy Scouts of America, following the latter's decision to end its blanket ban on openly gay adult leaders. "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled by today's vote by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. In spite of a request to delay the vote, it was scheduled at a time in July when members of the Church's governing councils are out of their offices and do not meet. When the leadership of the Church resumes...
  • Mt. Hope K9 Warrior Rescue by Mt. Hope Kennel

    07/29/2015 7:44:10 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    CHESTER, Va. (WRIC) — It is the day Ethan Mordue has been dreaming about since coming home from Afghanistan in November 2013. “Come here, Moto,” he calls. “Come here Bubba.” The Pitbull-Labrador mix gallops towards Mordue. Finally, the reunion is happening. Moto and eleven other bomb-sniffing dogs who served overseas are going to their forever homes after seventeen months of wondering and waiting in Mt. Hope Kennels in Chester. It was made possible by the (United States War Dog Association) (Mission K9 Rescue)“He was part of me for a year. It’s like just having my other half back, you know?”...
  • Texas state senate hearing on PP harvesting - Abby Johnson to testify [Link to live stream]

    07/29/2015 7:39:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 46 replies
    The Texas Senate ^ | July 29, 2015
    From Abby's facebook I am testifying in Texas today about the fetal harvesting procedures that took place at my former Planned Parenthood affiliate, Planned Parenthood Gulfcoast. Planned Parenthood has declined to come and defend themselves. Now, I'm not saying it's because of me...but I will say that Planned Parenthood has NEVER testified at any hearing where I speak. I think it's clear that the most terrifying thing to the abortion industry is former clinic workers. To watch live, you can go here.…
  • Why Trust Trump?

    07/29/2015 7:34:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2015 | Bruce Walker
    As conservatives prepare to support a Republican for the 2016 presidential race, a large number seem convinced that Donald Trump is their best choice. Why? He is certainly mouthing the right things on many issues, particularly immigration, but does Trump really believe what he is saying? Surely that is the key. Consider his history. Trump has given money to Hillary Clinton, to Chuck Schumer, to Harry Reid, and to the whole rogue’s gallery of dreadful leftists who are ruining America. He can have only two explanations for helping these corrupt Democrats. First, he was so dumb and ignorant about what...
  • House vote to defund Planned Parenthood unlikely before recess

    07/29/2015 6:21:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The House appears unlikely to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood before the August recess despite mounting pressure on Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced at an anti-abortion rally outside the Capitol on Tuesday that the Senate would vote to defund the group before leaving town for a five-week recess. And with the release of a third undercover video now targeting Planned Parenthood, a House bill to defund the group has reached 140 supporters.
  • HISTORIC REVOLT: BOEHNER FACES SUDDEN MUTINY (Levin Interview with Mark Meadows)

    07/29/2015 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    WND ^ | July 28 2015 | CHELSEA SCHILLING
    “Much like the Declaration of Independence, he’s laid a case against the crown,” talk-show host Mark Levin said on his show Tuesday evening. “He’s showing the institutional corruption of John Boehner.” He continued, “John Boehner is Nancy Pelosi’s favorite Republican in the House of Representatives. So, while the Democrats should vote to remove John Boehner, many will vote to keep him because they like what he’s doing. They like what he’s doing to advance Obama’s agenda. We have a very brave member of Congress, Meadows, who has said enough is enough. I would encourage you to call your members of...
  • NRA's Wayne LaPierre promises apocalypse now (barf alert)

    07/29/2015 5:05:51 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 july 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, R, who presides over a state with a high rate of gun violence and a low quality of gun laws, is shocked. "We never would've imagined it would've happened in Louisiana or Lafayette," he said after last week's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, La. Jindal responded with a kind of gunner jujitsu, calling for other states to emulate the sloppy standards of Louisiana, which has loose gun laws and has largely failed to supply mental health records to the criminal background check system, although a law signed by Jindal now requires it. Louisiana has the nation's...
  • Retired judge sought to hear Twin Peaks bikers’ examining trials [Waco]

    07/29/2015 4:13:06 AM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | July 28, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A retired state district judge from Travis County has been asked to preside over the examining trials of 20 bikers arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout after reports that a local judge questioned whether she could be impartial and declined to hear the cases. Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield, administrative judge of the 26-county 3rd Judicial Region, said Friday evening that he is waiting to hear back from the judge to see if he will agree to hear the examining trials. The judicial appointment becomes necessary after senior Judge Joe Carroll, of Bell County, recused McLennan County Justice of...
  • Fox lowers threshold for early debate (so loser Lindsey, etc. can participate)

    07/29/2015 3:35:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies ^ | 7/28/15 | Mike Allen
    Fox News is opening its 5 p.m. debate to all the announced Republican candidates who fail to make the cut for the Aug. 6 prime-time event, removing a requirement that participants reach at least 1 percent in polling. The change amounts to an insurance policy for candidates who were in danger of being disqualified from the vital first debate based on low polls – Carly Fiorina, former New York Gov. George Pataki and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). The announcement by Michael Clemente, Fox News Executive Vice President, News, means that all 16 announced candidates will qualify for Cleveland — either...
  • Obama Chides GOP Candidates for 'Sad' Remarks

    07/29/2015 3:32:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    The President who has spent 7 years dividing Americans and disparaging everyone who disagrees with his policies, is now declaring himself the arbiter of who should be permitted to replace him. (@2:10) “Certainly, presidential debates deserve better. In 18 months, I’m turning over the keys — I want to make sure I’m turning over the keys to somebody who is serious about the serious problems the country faces and the world faces.”
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • Is it time for Hillary Clinton to panic?

    07/28/2015 10:47:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 28, 2015 | by Anthony Zurcher
    Benghazi! Falling approval ratings! Email-gate! Lately the headlines have been full of gloom for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, prompting a spate of columns and commentary about whether her campaign is Officially in Trouble. "Both her and her campaign are in trouble," pollster John Zogby said in a recent television interview. "She is frankly sinking like a rock." But is it really so? Here are some reasons why - and why not - the former secretary of state should be concerned about her presidential prospects.
  • Ted Cruz bullied Republicans for years. Now they’re standing up to him. [Ha! Ha! Ha!]

    07/28/2015 8:40:14 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 28 at 4:50 PM | Dana Milbank
    Who’s afraid of big, bad Ted Cruz? Not Lamar Alexander. The Tennessee Republican went on the Senate floor to accuse his fellow Republican of proposing actions that would “render ourselves lawless” and cause “chaos.” Alexander reminded the Texan that the Senate “requires restraint and goodwill.” Dana Milbank writes about political theater in the nation’s capital. He joined the Post as a political reporter in 2000. View Archive FacebookGoogle+RSS Not John Cornyn. The senior senator from Texas said that Cruz’s prescription would be a “terrible mistake” and that if his fellow Texas Republican were making a valid point, “you would find...
  • Gov. Jindal's threat to have Westboro members who disrupt funeral arrested sparks legal debate

    07/28/2015 6:49:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    KSLA News ^ | 07/28/2015 | By Fred Childers
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal gave a stern warning to Westboro Baptist Church members who had reportedly threatened to protest the funerals of the Lafayette movie theater victims. “Let me be very clear, if they come here to Louisiana and they try to disrupt those funerals, we're going to lock them up,” said Jindal. The funerals for Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson were held on Monday. Before that, Jindal issued an executive order asking police to enforce a Louisiana State law that protects against disturbing the peace at funerals. But, it did not have to be enforced...
  • Cruz to Address NFRW Convention (Sept 12 - Phoenix, Arizona)

    07/28/2015 6:14:36 PM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies
    National Federation of Republican Women ^ | July 28, 2015 | Lisa Ziriax
    Republican Women Meet in Phoenix Sept. 10-13PHOENIX, Ariz. – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will address the 38th biennial convention of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 12. The NFRW convention, which is expected to draw about 1,300 Republican women leaders from across the nation, is set for Sept. 10-13 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. The NFRW is inviting Republican presidential candidates to address the convention and earlier this month announced Carly Fiorina as the headline speaker at the convention opening. National pollster Kellyanne Conway and the...
  • Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate PP

    07/28/2015 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies ^ | July 28, 2015
    ICYMI: Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate Planned Parenthood Every member of Congress must stand together and say under no circumstances should federal taxpayer dollars be sent to an ongoing criminal enterprise WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today attended the Students for Life of America #WomenBetrayed Rally on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol and delivered the following remarks. Video of Cruz's remarks is available above. "We are here today rallying for life. "The past several weeks we've seen a series of videos come out of...
  • Texas Tea Party Leader JoAnn Fleming Endorses Cruz for President

    07/28/2015 5:29:38 PM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies ^ | 07/28/15
    Fleming: “I am proud to be the Texas Tea Party Chairwoman for Cruz”HOUSTON, Texas — Today U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced that longtime conservative activists JoAnn Fleming will become the Texas Tea Party Chairwoman for Cruz for President.“JoAnn is one of Texas’ most experienced activists and has a long record of leading the fight for conservative principles,” said Cruz. “She has been a supporter from the very beginning when no one thought I had a shot at even becoming a senator, and through her hard work and dedication we proved the establishment wrong. Under her leadership, I am certain...
  • Video — Black Lives Matter Founder Rants at Netroots: ‘Burn Everything Down!’

    07/28/2015 4:56:30 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/27/2015
    <p>In rarely seen angle on the Black Lives Matter mob takeover of a NetRoots Nation Presidential Town Hall last weekend in Phoenix, Arizona, activists from the group scream explicit calls for violence and chaos, using an Occupy Wall Street style call-and-response technique to advocate “burn everything down,” “shut this shit down,” and “rise the fuck up.”</p>
  • Trumped-Up Charges: Where is the Righteous Outrage?

    07/28/2015 3:29:39 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 16 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 28, 2015 | William Michael
    Summary: The media attack Donald Trump for telling the truth about America’s problems. Yet they ignore the outrageous and tragic scandals of Obama and Hillary, including their embrace of Islamic terrorists, use of IRS against political enemies, and decimation of the American economy. THE TIME FOR CITIZENS TO SPEAK UP IS NOW! Over the last few weeks, the bought-and-paid-for media have been presenting Donald Trump and his outspoken, truthful comments as outrageous. These “Trumped-up” charges are ridiculous. All the Donald has done is point out what mostly everyone knows: Emperor Barack has no clothes. (Spare us the thought.) Indeed, Trump...
  • Ted Cruz Coming to Huntsville

    07/28/2015 1:56:50 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Alabama Political Reporter ^ | 28 Jul 2015 | Brandon Moseley
    Sixteen different Republicans are running for their party’s presidential nomination. One of these is US Senator Ted Cruz from Texas. Ted Cruz’s campaign has announced that the outspoken Senator and presidential contender will be in Huntsville on Sunday, August 9.Cruz will join US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) as well as supporters and conservative activists for an ice cream social at the Jackson Center, 600 Genome Way in Huntsville. Other campaign stops in Alabama are planned.The Cruz campaign wrote: “Attention Alabama Supporters - Ted is coming your way! In a field that now numbers 16 Republican presidential candidates, Ted Cruz said...
  • Watch: Ted Cruz Just Threw An Epic Challenge At Obama- ‘…In Front Of The American People’

    07/28/2015 1:53:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 28, 2015 at 11:13am | Jack Davis
    VIDEOSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has called out President Barack Obama, challenging the president to debate the substance of the Iran nuclear agreement within the next 60 days. The 2016 Republican presidential candidate calls the proposed agreement “the single greatest national security threat facing America.”“I will invite President Obama at any time and place of his choosing to debate the substance of the Iran deal,” Cruz said Monday on Fox News’s Hannity. “Let’s do it in front of the American people.” Cruz later offered Obama the option of sending Secretary of State John Kerry as a proxy.Cruz has been adamant that...
  • New Boy Scout Policy Makes Host Church Liable?

    07/28/2015 1:01:00 PM PDT · by fwdude · 60 replies
    Family Policy Institute of Washington ^ | July 28, 2015 | Family Policy Institute of Washington
    Yesterday, the Nation Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) ended their ban on gay leaders. This brings up concern for churches who host BSA meetings in their facilities. The Mormon Church voiced concern over the new policy and was able to come to an agreement with the BSA and the new membership policy. Under the new policy, any church who hosts BSA meetings and believe marriage is between a man and a woman will be able to choose the leaders for their local units. They can choose leaders who share their beliefs on marriage and can “[restrict]…positions to...
  • Krauthammer, Brit Hume comes down on Cruz: An act of ‘amazing hypocrisy’ to refuse to attack Trump

    07/28/2015 12:51:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 07/28/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Ted Cruz‘s epic battle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor flowed onto the Fox News set Monday when two influential personalities called out the Texas senator for not going after Donald Trump in the name of party solidarity — but being willing to attack one of his own party’s leaders. On Fox News’ “Special Report” Monday, commentator Brit Hume accused Cruz of hypocrisy. Ted Cruz‘s epic battle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor flowed onto the Fox News set Monday when two influential personalities called out the Texas senator for not going...