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  • Trump, Cruz, Carson and more: Your guide to scoring the Republican debate

    08/05/2015 1:39:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2015 | Juan Williams
    Is this the dumbest idea of the 2016 campaign? Or is it the smartest? The New York Times recently reported that several top Republican donors wanted GOP candidates to boycott the primary debates to signal their distaste for billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Turning their backs on Trump would make news and establish the party’s identity as more than a big, bright platform for Trump. His sensational, barbed attacks on fellow Republicans, immigrants and President Obama have hurt the Republican brand with voters, including independents, Latinos and, most of all, Republicans. But despite his many critics, Trump remains at...
  • Maine court: Anti-gay marriage group must disclose donors

    08/04/2015 10:25:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2015 5:59 PM EDT | Alanna Durkin
    Maine’s highest court on Tuesday rejected a national anti-gay marriage group’s latest bid to shield the identities of the donors who contributed to its effort to defeat the state’s gay marriage law in 2009. The National Organization for Marriage had sought permission to delay submitting a campaign finance report that the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices ordered it to file last year when it fined the group $50,250 for its involvement in overturning the law supporting same-sex marriage six years ago. But the Maine Supreme Judicial Court said Tuesday that NOM can’t put off filing the report...
  • Huntington Park Councilman To Appoint 2 Undocumented Immigrants As Commissioners [Lawmakers!]

    08/03/2015 8:12:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    kcalnews ^ | August 03, 2015
    Huntington Park Councilman To Appoint 2 Undocumented Immigrants As Commissioners August 3, 2015 HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com) — Huntington Park may become the first city in California to appoint two undocumented immigrants as commissioners on city advisory boards, a lawmaker confirms. City Councilman Jhonny Pineda has picked Francisco Medina to join the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain for the parks and recreation commission. The 32-year-old lawmaker told CBSLA online producer Deborah Meron that he promised voters while running for office that he would create more opportunities for undocumented residents. “Huntington Park is a city of opportunity and a city...
  • The Left, Not Fox News, Has Made Us All Crazy

    08/04/2015 7:10:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 4, 2015 | Mark Hemingway, senior writer, The Weekly Standard
    A new documentary, ‘How Fox News Made My Dad Crazy,’ reinforces the reality that it’s liberals who politicize everything. “I said some years ago that the genius of Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes was to have discovered a niche market in American broadcasting—half the American people,” Charles Krauthammer once observed. “The reason Fox News has thrived and grown is because it offers a vibrant and honest alternative to those who could not abide yet another day of the news delivered to them beneath layer after layer of often undisguised liberalism.” Since Fox’s creation in the mid-90s, the media has become...
  • The Teen Who Exposed a Professor’s Myth [About Anti-Irish Discrimination]

    08/04/2015 6:21:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/1/2015 | Ben Collins
    The Internet has been buzzing about how discrimination against the Irish was a myth. All it took was a high schooler to prove them wrong. Rebecca Fried had no intention of preserving the record of a persecuted people whose strife was ready to be permanently written off in the eyes of history as exaggerated, imagined, or even invented. That's because Rebecca was too busy trying to get through the 8th grade. In 2002, University of Illinois-Chicago history professor Richard J. Jensen printed “No Irish Need Apply: A Myth of Victimization.” His abstract begins: “Irish Catholics in America have a vibrant...
  • Donald Trump on Morning Joe August 4, 2015 (Dominates the MSNBC Panel)

    08/04/2015 6:13:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    This is a great interview. Watch how Trump just dominates the Morning Joe panel. It's refreshing compared to politically correct politicians that try to play nice with the Leftist in the media
  • Red Flags Of Corruption Over Huntington Park (California)

    08/04/2015 5:57:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Rule Of Law: Two aliens have been appointed city commissioners in California, an unprecedented institutionalization of illegal immigration. But contrary to reports, the public's mad and red flags of corruption are up. In a page-one headline, the Los Angeles Times hailed the appointment of illegal immigrants to two Huntington Park, Calif., civic commissions as a milestone that "charts a bold path for immigrants." It was booster journalism at its worst, gushing about illegals gaining participatory "rights" in U.S. public life that had supposedly been unjustly denied them. It also stood in stark contrast with the multiple local press reports —...
  • Liberal defenders of the poor still fascinated with Scott Walker’s credit card debt

    08/04/2015 5:38:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I suppose Scott Walker is still polling a little too well for the comfort level of liberal commentators. If that weren’t the case, one wonders if they would still be so obsessed with the financial situation of one of the least wealthy candidates for the presidency. But since this tired story is being whipped up for another lap around the campaign track, let’s check in on the latest financial burdens being discussed around the kitchen table in the Walker household. (National Journal) Gov. Scott Walker has two credit-card debts of more than $10,000 apiece on separate cards and is...
  • They're in -- Fox announces debate roster: Trump leads pack, Perry snubbed

    08/04/2015 3:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    WMTW-TV ^ | August 4, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    The wait is over. Fox News said Tuesday that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich will all appear on the dais Thursday for the first prime-time debate of the primary season. The seven other major declared candidates -- Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore -- will appear at a debate earlier Thursday evening. The debate in Cleveland marks the beginning of a new stage in the Republican nominating contest, where candidates will likely...
  • Amy Schumer’s Gun-Control Push Could Backfire

    08/04/2015 2:47:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jesse Singal
    It's understandable why people are celebrating the fact that Amy Schumer has, alongside her cousin, New York senator Chuck Schumer, signed onto an effort to enact expanded gun-control laws. Amy Schumer, after all, is a star reaching the peak of her fame, and many progressives have been frustrated at the complete lack of progress on this issue, with many states loosening gun-control laws in the wake of mass shootings rather than tightening them. It seems like a clear victory to have a pop-culture star on the side of vocal gun-control efforts. But there's also a very real chance it could...
  • On Reconsidering the Southern Cause (Flag Thing)

    08/04/2015 2:23:36 PM PDT · by publius911 · 40 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 11, 2015 | James V. Schall, S.J.
    "What I see appears to be a vengeful elimination of any memory or dignity in the South, a dignity the peace after the Civil War thought it wise to allow"
  • Two Illegal Immigrants Appointed to City Commissions in California

    08/04/2015 1:29:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 4, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    A lawmaker in Huntington Park, California, has prompted outrage in the community after tapping two illegal immigrants to serve as commissioners on city advisory boards. CBS Los Angeles reported that first-year City Councilman Jhonny Pineda, himself a documented immigrant to the United States, has appointed Francisco Medina to join the city’s health and education commission and Julian Zatarain to sit on the parks and recreation commission. The move makes Huntington Park the first city in the state to appoint illegal immigrants to city commissions. Pineda, who promised when running for his seat to create more opportunities for illegals, championed the...
  • Ted Cruz in Huntsville Saturday for town hall

    08/04/2015 12:55:32 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    WAAYTV.com ^ | Carla Fields | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 8:09 am
    United States Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz will make a stop in Huntsville during his multi-state bus tour.Cruz will make guest appearances in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia and South Carolina. The ice cream town hall with Cruz and Congressman Mo Brooks is Saturday, August 8th. The event is set to begin at 6:30 pm at the Jackson Center, located at 6001 Moquin Drive in Huntsville. To register for the event, click here.
  • Rohnert park police ["Are you some kind of Constitutionalists?' Rohnert Park Cop pulls gun on guy]

    08/04/2015 12:22:26 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 263 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | RRryan 71187
    Citizen seems to notice a police officer driving around and around his neighborhood while he is working on his boat in his driveway. Police officer doesn't like being filmed by someone in his own yard and decides to stop and pull gun on him.
  • For GOP 'kids,' no Trump could mean better debate: Why the second-tier GOP debate will be better

    08/04/2015 12:18:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/04/2015 | Byron York
    Some political insiders have dismissed the upcoming debate for second-tier Republican presidential candidates as the "kids' table" debate. But for the low-ranking hopefuls who take part, the kids' debate might turn out to be as big an opportunity to move ahead as the first-tier faceoff scheduled for later on Thursday. For five reasons: 1) Donald Trump won't be involved. The top ten debate is in grave danger of becoming the Trump show. Even top GOP candidates' performances will be evaluated relative to Trump, making it harder for them to make a good impression on their own. 2) The second-tier debate...
  • #BLACKLIVESMATTER? O'REILLY HAS THE GUTS TO POINT THE FINGER WHERE IT BELONGS

    08/04/2015 11:09:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/04/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    When do black lives matter? When white people take them. That’s the theme of #BlackLivesMatter, a racist movement which claims to care about black lives, but actually helps take them by weakening the police officers who are the only thing standing between armed gang members and black urban residents. Bill O’Reilly’s willingness to take on #BlackLivesMatter’s greatest hypocrisy, its lack of concern for the victims of black crime as it not only ignores them, but enables their killers, is important. #BlackLivesMatter claims that police shootings are black genocide. The closest things to black genocide can be found in Planned Parenthood...
  • A Time for Truth: Ted Cruz’s Address to Persian Jews Who Fled the Evil of Iran

    08/04/2015 10:51:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 4 August 2015 | Paul Dowling
    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” —Winston Churchill A Time for TruthSenator Ted Cruz, having been introduced by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, greeted the Persian Jews of Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills, on Saturday, August 1, 2015. “You know, this week’s Torah reading covered the Ten Commandments,” Cruz opened, “a topic rarely discussed, or followed, in Washington, DC.” The crowd laughed, and Cruz continued: “Among them is the fairly simple and straightforward proposition: ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness.’ That, in particular, is an admonition from God...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: 'I Intend to Make 2016 a Referendum on Repealing Obamacare'

    08/04/2015 10:33:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | Aug 4, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "There's no doubt we need commonsense health care reform," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told a forum in New Hampshire Monday night. But he said that does not include a single word of Obamacare:"I've been proud to lead the fight to stop Obamacare in the United States Senate, (working) against the Washington cartel. And there are a lot of politicians in Washington that have largely given up. They don't believe Obamacare can ever be repealed, including, sadly, a fair number of Republicans. "I don't believe that. I intend to make 2016 a referendum on repealing Obamacare, and if I'm...
  • Your Secret Government at Work

    08/04/2015 10:04:14 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Freep | 8/4/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    The book that was never supposed to be published, all library copies tracked down, retracted, the author forced to issue a heavily censored edition, that's all we have now, you can't see the original…Tragedy & Hope, by Bill Clinton's favorite Georgetown Prof., engineer turned historian Carrol Quigly…He talked about the fact that, early in the 20th century, (during the transition from Financial Capitalism, bankers screaming at kings & dictators, to Monopoly Capitalism, Henry Ford cutting out bankers by giving his workers raises they could use to buy Model T`s)…Early in the 20th century, expert managers became so powerful, that private...
  • Cable News Hammers Hillary Clinton

    08/04/2015 8:53:34 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 29 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | Aug 4, 15 | T. Becket Adams.
    Is the summer of media love over for Hillary Clinton? Cable news was not at all kind to the former secretary of state Monday, as she was dinged on multiple fronts for being supposedly out of touch — and all of this as rumors circulate that she may have a serious 2016 Democratic competitor in the form of Vice President Joe Biden. Clinton's recently announced $2 million ad buy, for example, will likely do little to convince voters she has a soft, authentic side, MSNBC talking heads suggested Monday. "I just saw her picture on the front of New York...
  • Cruz for President Adds to Iowa State Leadership Team

    08/04/2015 8:40:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/04/15
    Team demonstrates Cruz’s incredible strength in IowaHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced the addition of another lawmaker as well as several activists, pastors, and courageous conservatives to his Iowa Leadership Team. The ten new members will join the current team of 24 other individuals who make up the Iowa Leadership Team, headed by Iowa State Chairman, Matt Schultz, the former Iowa Secretary of State.“Iowa is an extraordinarily important state to our campaign, and I am incredibly excited to have these 10 courageous conservatives join our already exceptional Iowa Leadership Team,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am tremendously...
  • Senate Roll Call Vote on S1881 To Defund Planned Parenthood - How Your Senator Voted

    08/04/2015 8:30:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1881 ) Vote Number: 262 Vote Date: August 3, 2015, 05:36 PM Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected Measure Number: S. 1881 Measure Title: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Vote Counts: YEAs 53 NAYs 46 Not Voting 1 Alphabetical by Senator Name Alexander (R-TN), YeaAyotte (R-NH), YeaBaldwin (D-WI), NayBarrasso (R-WY), YeaBennet (D-CO), NayBlumenthal (D-CT), NayBlunt (R-MO), YeaBooker (D-NJ), NayBoozman (R-AR), YeaBoxer (D-CA), NayBrown (D-OH), NayBurr (R-NC), YeaCantwell (D-WA), NayCapito (R-WV), YeaCardin (D-MD), NayCarper (D-DE), NayCasey (D-PA), NayCassidy (R-LA), YeaCoats (R-IN), YeaCochran (R-MS), YeaCollins (R-ME), YeaCoons (D-DE), NayCorker (R-TN), YeaCornyn (R-TX), YeaCotton (R-AR), YeaCrapo...
  • 14 No Trump — Grading the GOP Candidates

    08/04/2015 7:57:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/04/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Something called the “Voters First Forum” was held Monday night at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, with 14, count ‘em, 14 Republican candidates doing a kinda, sorta rehearsal for Fox’s big debate on Thursday night. For that one, only the top 10 (by polling) are invited, the others being remanded to an early show that afternoon, an electoral Siberia watched primarily by baby sitters. For this one, three were MIA — Mike Huckabee (“scheduling conflict”), Jim Gilmore (“declared too late”) and Donald Trump. His Trumpesty was apparently miffed the New Hampshire Union Leader, one of the sponsors of...
  • 5 Reasons Not to Lose Heart Even Though the Planned Parenthood Defund Bill Failed

    08/04/2015 7:52:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2015 | Julie Roys
    Unfortunately, a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood died today on the Senate floor. A procedural vote to advance the bill failed to get the required 60 votes needed, so the anti-life lobby won — today. Despite this setback, Christians should not despair. We may have lost this battle, but the fight is far from over. And truth is, the pro-life cause is actually faring quite well. Here are five reasons to not lose heart even after this defeat. 1. GOP Senators are Vowing to Continue the Fight and So Should We. Even though today's bill to defund Planned Parenthood failed,...
  • In defense of the Fox News debate format

    08/04/2015 7:47:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/04/2015 | Jason Russell
    As the first Republican presidential primary debate grows closer, critics of the Fox News debate format have only grown louder. The candidates likely to be cut out of the main debate are complaining that the format isn't inclusive enough. Others complain that the margin of error is too wide to accurately distinguish among candidates on the bubble. More critics say that using national polls to determine who the strongest candidates are unduly rewards name recognition. To amend a famous Winston Churchill quote, the Fox format is the worst debate format, except for all the others that have been proposed. Some...
  • Rick Perry Gets A Second Shot at the Question That Stumped Him

    08/04/2015 7:26:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/04/2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Manchester, N.H. — Rick Perry got a second shot at answering the question that derailed his 2012 presidential campaign Monday night. Speaking at a candidate forum here at St. Anselm’s College, Perry was asked: “Specifically, what agencies would you either eliminate or cut?” ”I’ve heard this question before,” Perry cracked, to laughter. He has indeed. The question infamously stumped him in a debate in 2011, when he listed two agencies and then appeared to forget the third. The “oops” that followed did as much as anything else to sink his White House bid that cycle. This time, Perry did not...
  • Cruz Ready for Next Debt Limit Debate

    08/04/2015 6:55:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 8/4/15 | Niels Lesniewski
    Remember what happened the last time Congress acted to raise the debt limit? Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, certainly does. The 2016 presidential hopeful found himself right in the middle, stopping a February 2014 effort to allow the Senate to vote on a debt ceiling measure with a simple majority. “In the last debt ceiling fight, when I raised my hand and objected to leadership’s request to make it easier for President Obama to add trillions in debt with no spending reforms, what I said is ‘Listen, I spent two years telling 27 million Texans if you elect me, I will...
  • Move to remove Boehner grows and may have the votes

    08/04/2015 6:40:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 45 replies
    If you, as will most people, just glance at the Elite Media's reporting of Rep. Mark Meadows move to oust John Boehner as Speaker you probably think he is a delusional nutcase and that the move has no chance of passing. Well, think again. Breitbart.com reports that the reason the Meadows' resolution was not put on the floor for a vote was simply because they were not sure they had the votes to defeat it, meaning that they were afraid the resolution had enough votes to remove Boehner and declare the Speakership vacant. So they recessed for the summer. Here's...
  • Krauthammer: "Teflon Don" Trump Has Shown He's "Durable"

    08/04/2015 4:34:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that “Teflon Don” Donald Trump has show “he’s going to be a durable candidate” on Monday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel. Krauthammer said of Trump’s debate strategy, “I would think from his point of view, when you have the kind of lead he does, and the others have no particular incentive to attack you, because it might hurt the two of you, and leave the rest of the field unmolested, you’ve got a pretty good shot at just playing statesman and being quiet.
  • Levin: We Need "A Real,New Civil Rights Movement"

    08/04/2015 4:09:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of "Plunder and Deceit", Mark Levin called for "a real, new Civil Rights movement" "where we advance liberty,prosperity,private property rights,capitalism,American sovereignty,and individual sovereignty" on Monday's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel.
  • Police: Tourist from Texas took loaded guns to 9/11 memorial

    08/04/2015 2:56:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | August 3, 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) — A tourist from Texas was arrested over the weekend on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, authorities said Monday. According to a criminal complaint, Elizabeth Enderli was visiting the site Saturday when she informed a police officer she had the weapons in her backpack. She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon before being released Sunday.
  • Should we take Trump seriously?

    08/03/2015 11:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Delaware Gazette ^ | August 4, 2015 | Gary Abernathy
    Is Donald Trump the real deal, or will his presidential quest end up more like that of Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan? My guess is that by the end of the day, The Donald will be a footnote in the 2016 presidential race, done in by his own hubris or some long-buried scandal that you know the national media is working furiously to uncover (or invent). But until that day comes, he certainly is entertaining, and in many ways even refreshing. The refreshing part about Trump is his completely unscripted answers to reporters’ questions. In the business of politics, the...
  • Report cites 'Latinization of U.S.,' warns of 'backlash' against whites

    08/03/2015 6:44:48 PM PDT · by Mariner · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 3rd, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    A study of the growing Hispanic immigrant population declares that the country is on the verge of the "Latinization of the United States," a "browning of America" that by 2050 will be 29 percent Latino — and politically influential. Published in the authoritative journal "Ethnicities," the immigration analysis by two California experts noted that while big states such as California and Florida are home to most Hispanics, there has been a recent growth surge exceeding 300 percent of mostly Mexicans to Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina and Arkansas. The analysis is focused on how to economically handle the surge...
  • Sen. Cruz: We Should Not Rest Until We Have Done Everything in Our Power to Protect the Lives...

    08/03/2015 6:35:01 PM PDT · by Isara · 101 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | August 3, 2015
    Sen. Cruz: We Should Not Rest Until We Have Done Everything in Our Power to Protect the Lives of Unborn Children Calls for continued effort to defund Planned Parenthood WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tonight issued the following statement after S.1881, a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood, failed to reach the 60-vote threshold required for cloture: "Last week, the Senate had an opportunity to stop the unconscionable use of taxpayer funds to murder unborn children. Instead, Republican leadership blocked a recorded vote on amendments to defund Planned Parenthood. "Although the effort to reach cloture...
  • Racketeering suit is filed against anti-abortion group that released undercover videos

    08/03/2015 5:43:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The ABA Journal ^ | August 3, 2015 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    The National Abortion Federation filed a federal racketeering suit on Friday against the anti-abortion group that released undercover videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss the sale of fetal tissue and abortion methods. The July 31 suit (PDF) says the anti-abortion group, the Center for Medical Progress, created a fake company called Biomax Procurement Services to obtain an exhibitors booth at national conferences of the National Abortion Federation, report the Los Angeles Times and the Recorder (sub. req.). According to the suit, activists posing as company operatives signed nondisclosure agreements barring them from making recordings at the conferences and from...
  • Politicians from Both Sides of the Aisle: Corruption Has Destroyed America

    08/03/2015 5:40:01 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 31 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 08/03/2015 | George Washington!
    • “Lobbyists and career politicians today make up what I call the Washington Cartel. … [They] on a daily basis are conspiring against the American people. … [C]areer politicians’ ears and wallets are open to the highest bidder.” — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in 2015.
  • Iran: U.S. Banned from Knowing Details of Iran Nuclear Inspection Agreement

    08/03/2015 5:11:58 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Adam Kredo
    Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the nuclear inspection organization is barred from revealing to the United States any details of deals it has inked with Tehran to inspect its contested nuclear program going forward, according to regional reports. Recent disclosures by Iran indicate that the recently inked nuclear accord includes a series of side deals on critical inspections regimes that are neither public nor subject to review by the United States. Reza Najafi, Iran’s ambassador and permanent envoy to the IAEA, stated over the weekend that no country is permitted to know the details of...
  • Retired Bosque County judge to hear bikers’ examining trials [Waco]

    08/03/2015 5:11:31 PM PDT · by don-o · 32 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | August 3, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A retired state district judge from Bosque County was appointed Monday to preside over the examining trial of a Hewitt biker — and potentially 19 others — arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout. Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield, administrative judge of the 26-county 3rd Judicial Region, confirmed Monday that he appointed Judge James Morgan to preside over the examining trial of Hewitt resident Matthew Clendennen, which is set for Aug. 10. Stubblefield said his order also gives Morgan authority to hear any of the 19 other cases involving bikers seeking examining trials to challenge whether there was sufficient probable...
  • Can Sarah Palin sell Donald Trump to ‘Joe Six-Pack’?

    08/03/2015 4:02:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 148 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 3, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    <p>Smart politics is behind the alliance of the GOP’s two leading bomb-throwers.</p> <p>To many Republican presidential contenders, Sarah Palin is a skunk at the party, someone to be handled gingerly and kept at arm’s length.</p> <p>To Donald Trump, she is Cabinet material, “a special person,” and a worthy presidential contender in her own right.</p>
  • On courts and constitutionality in the Kentucky Resolution of 1798

    08/03/2015 3:36:05 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 3, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    One of the most common complaints of constitutionalists against the conduct of our federal government is that the judiciary at all levels routinely oversteps its boundaries, intruding into those areas that are beyond its constitutional reach. Though this is largely accepted by most Americans because of its long practice, this does not mean that what we see in Washington with respect to the judicial branch should be be tolerated or allowed to continue. As with unconstitutional actions by the other branches of government, our Founders provided a way for violations of our founding compact to be rectified by the states...
  • Planned Parenthood Defund Bill Fails in Senate; Democrats Claim Baby Parts Aid Women's Health

    08/03/2015 3:19:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The U.S. Senate has rejected a bill to defund Planned Parenthood and transfer its estimated $500 million in federal funds to other women's health sources. Senate Bill 1881 failed to get the 60 votes required to have debate closed and a vote on the proposed legislation granted, with the results largely falling along party lines. Introduced by Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, S. 1881 called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood and placing it in other sources for women's health. "All funds no longer available to Planned Parenthood will continue to be made available to other eligible entities to provide women's...
  • Video: Ted Cruz records bizarre online video showing how to cook bacon with a machine gun

    08/03/2015 3:01:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    He may fashion himself conservative, but there's nothing traditional about the way Ted Cruz eats his bacon. In a short online video produced by IJReview titled "Making Machine-Gun Bacon with Ted Cruz," the 2016 candidate demonstrates that happiness — at least at breakfast time — is literally a warm gun. "There are few things I enjoy more than on the weekend cooking breakfast with the family," the Texas Republican senator says in the video. "Of course, in Texas, we cook bacon a little differently than most folks." A video montage then plays showing Cruz, an ardent supporter of gun rights,...
  • Ted Cruz goes South

    08/03/2015 2:46:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/3/15 12:50 PM | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    Sen. Ted Cruz is taking his campaign to the South in an effort to expand the GOP primary map and his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination along with it. A group of Southern states are banding together to hold a Super Tuesday primary in March of next year — it has been dubbed the "SEC primary" — and the Texan is scheduled to embark on a bus tour through this Republican-dominated region of the country to stake his claim and create a buffer against underperformance in the key early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,August 3-7,2015

    08/03/2015 2:29:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | August 3-7, 2015 | Mark Levin
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  • Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz Is Coming To Cheyenne

    08/03/2015 2:18:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    KGWN.TV ^ | Mon 1:01 PM, Aug 03, 2015 | Jeremy Downing
    CHEYENNE, WY - Republican Presidential hopeful, Senator Ted Cruz, is coming to Cheyenne.The senator will be the keynote speaker at the Wyoming Republican Party's Inaugural Chairman's Reception. It's being held August 20 at the Hereford Ranch just outside of Cheyenne.Tickets are $50 for the general reception at 2pm and $500 for the VIP photo reception at 3pm. Senator Cruz is the junior U.S senator from Texas and was the first Republican to announce he is running for president.For more info check out: https://secure.piryx.com/donate/mrqIot1U/Wyoming-Republican-Party/chairmans-reception
  • Puerto Rico Decides to Skip Bond Payment

    08/03/2015 1:59:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | Mary Williams Walsh
    Puerto Rico chose not to make a $58 million bond payment on Monday, a move that essentially amounted to a default for the first time in its 117 years as a United States possession. Although the territory did make a payment on the interest of about $628,000, it said it lacked the funds to make the full payment.
  • This might be the only way to stop Donald Trump

    08/03/2015 1:53:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 68 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2015 | Steve Deace
    I was there in the audience when Donald Trump made his unfortunate comments about John McCain’s war record as a POW. (SNIP) Similarly, most of Mr. Trump’s support is people of various factions and persuasions rightfully fed up with being fed up. They don’t care that Mr. Trump is no movement conservative, because they’ve watched most of the Republicans they’ve elected ignore or violate the party platform once in office anyway. Mr. Trump is not their noble champion, but their instrument to strike back against a political party that has betrayed them time and time again.
  • State Democratic chairman says GOP now dominated by ‘low-information’ voters

    08/03/2015 1:35:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    wmur.com ^ | 8/3/15 | John DiStaso
    Ahead of Monday night’s Voters Forum featuring 14 Republican presidential candidates, the state Democratic Party chairman attributed the surge of Donald Trump to the top of GOP polls to a rise in the number of “low-information voters who don’t want to deal with the facts.” Raymond Buckley said there has been a “transformation” of the Republican Party, including in New Hampshire, from a more moderate base to a “monolithic entity that is really controlled by either the Koch brothers or the tea party extremists.” The reference was to conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, who fund numerous conservative organizations. “There...
  • How Big a Third-Party Threat Is Trump?

    08/03/2015 1:26:30 PM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | August 3rd, 2015 | Unattributed
    If “The Donald” loses the Republican presidential nomination and runs as a third-party candidate, he definitely could put a crimp in GOP hopes to reclaim the White House. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 29% of Likely U.S. Voters say they are at least somewhat likely to vote for Trump if he is not chosen as the GOP nominee and runs as a third party candidate. But that includes only 14% who say they are Very Likely to vote for him. Sixty-eight percent (68%) say they are unlikely to vote for the billionaire developer if he runs...
  • Polling shows Donald Trump a huge threat to the GOP establishment

    08/03/2015 1:24:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    personalliberty.com ^ | 8/3/15 | Sam Rolley
    Based on Real Clear Politics’ comprehensive average of data from the nation’s top polling outfits for the 2016 GOP presidential contest, Donald Trump holds a commanding 9.5 point lead against his fellow Republican hopefuls. But that number could be the least of the GOP establishment’s worries. Michael Needham, chief executive of the Heritage Action for America super PAC, said Sunday that Trump’s popularity has a great deal to do with Republican voters’ overall dissatisfaction with the GOP establishment. “Most Republican voters hate their party, and that’s what needs to be addressed,” Needham said on “Fox News Sunday.” The conservative figure...