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  • Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback

    02/11/2016 1:35:23 AM PST · by dennisw · 15 replies
    /townhall.com ^ | Feb 11, 2016 | AP News
    The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention. That's according to Rubio's campaign manager, Terry Sullivan, who told The Associated Press that this week's disappointing performance in New Hampshire will extend the Republican nomination fight for another three months, if not longer. It's a worst-case scenario for Rubio and many Republican officials alike "We very easily could be looking at May -- or the convention," Sullivan said aboard Rubio's jet from New Hampshire to South Carolina Wednesday. "I would...
  • Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy arrested by FBI in Portland

    02/11/2016 12:17:51 AM PST · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/11/2016 | Les Zaitz
    Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who touched off one armed showdown with federal authorities and applauded another started in Oregon by his sons, was arrested late Wednesday at Portland International Airport and faces federal charges related to the 2014 standoff. Bundy, 74, was booked into the downtown Multnomah County Jail at 10:54 pm.........
  • Cruz campaign aide: Trump running 'the Seinfeld candidacy'

    02/10/2016 10:45:46 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 124 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jason Squitieri
    (CNN)The national spokesman for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is calling the Donald Trump campaign "the Seinfeld candidacy," because as he puts it, "The whole campaign is about nothing." Rick Tyler told CNN's Erin Burnett that Trump says "nothing about immigration, nothing about job creation, nothing about what's going on in North Korea, nothing about ISIS. I mean this is amazing." Tyler said Cruz is running a campaign about conservative issues and that Trump fails to discuss the issues because he isn't a true conservative. Both Trump and Cruz are eying key primaries in southern states starting with South Carolina, which...
  • Ted Cruz Conflicting Stances on Birthright Citizenship

    02/10/2016 10:10:03 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | September 25, 2015
    Ted Cruz's Amazing Stances on Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment from 2011 to 2015.
  • Supreme Court puts Obama’s “climate saving” power plant regulations on hold

    02/10/2016 9:07:47 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    //wattsupwiththat.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the skeptics and common sense win one department…Tanner’s Creek Power Station in Lawrenceburg, IN – closed in 2015 by new EPA regulations. Photo by A. Watts A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday abruptly halted President Obama’s controversial new power plant regulations, dealing a blow to the administration’s sweeping plan to address global warming.In a 5-4 decision, the court halted enforcement of the plan until after legal challenges are resolved.The surprising move is a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations “an unprecedented power grab.”By temporarily freezing the rule the...
  • Lindsey Graham's "Oops" Moment On Ronald Reagan's Military Service

    02/10/2016 8:54:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Fitsnews ^ | February 9, 2016 | FITS
    Graham-who famously said he "never intended to lie" about being a veteran-is pretending to be the 2016 "Republican" expert on military matters. ... During a discussion with Neil Cavuto on Fox News this week, Graham remarked that former president Ronald Reagan never served in the military. The only problem? Reagan did serve.
  • You cannot let people take over federal property...at a certain point you have to do something

    02/10/2016 7:36:18 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 94 replies
    Jan 7, 2016 | Donald Trump
    "I think what I'd do, as president, is I would make a phone call to whoever, to the group," he said, adding later, "I'd talk to the leader. I would talk to him and I would say, 'You gotta get out -- come see me, but you gotta get out.'" "You cannot let people take over federal property," Mr. Trump said. "You can't, because once you do that, you don't have a government anymore. I think, frankly, they've been there too long." Mr. Trump said he wasn't necessarily suggesting a large-scale military action, but that "at a certain point you...
  • How Hillary Clinton Might Actually Win In N.H., Even Though She Lost Big

    02/10/2016 7:19:57 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | 02/10/16 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    Bernie Sanders delivered the second-biggest rout in New Hampshire Democratic primary history last night, besting Hillary Clinton by 22 percentage points. That's important, because it hands him a crushing victory, lots of momentum and money to help him staff up for a potentially long fight against Clinton. And with that huge win, one might think that Sanders would end up with the majority of delegates. But Clinton may very well wind up with more of them (or at least be closer in the delegate count than the proportion of the vote total). Here's why: There were 24 delegates to...
  • Cruz Scolds Obama: 'Stop Protecting China'

    02/10/2016 4:59:13 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 10, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) directed President Obama to "stop protecting China" in order to more effectively respond to hostile actions from North Korea. Cruz, a presidential candidate, penned the letter to Obama Wednesday to express concern with his policy of "strategic patience" toward North Korea. Earlier, the Texas senator announced that he would vote in favor of legislation that would impose nuclear weapons-related sanctions in North Korea, which is expected to gain passage in the Senate. Cruz outlined several means of more effectively responding to aggressive actions from North Korea, which over the weekend launched a long-range rocket and...
  • Cruz's Silent Success

    02/10/2016 3:19:55 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Feb. 10, 2016, at 10:40 a.m. | Robert Schlesinger
    Ted Cruz's strong third-place finish in New Hampshire is the most underrated story of Tuesday's primary – and the most ominous. There's no question that Donald Trump scored an epic win last night in New Hampshire. But there's still a lot of primary season left, and one item that shouldn't be easily glossed over is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's surprisingly strong performance in the Granite State.New Hampshire is not Cruz country in the way that Iowa was: He appeals to the party's tea party and evangelical base, and they're simply not as prevalent in the flinty Northeast. The Iowa electorate...
  • NEW JERSEY MAN SLAYS CHILD

    02/10/2016 3:15:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 2-10-2016 | Ann Coulter
    NEW JERSEY MAN SLAYS CHILD February 10, 2016 There were a lot of long faces at Fox News Tuesday night, but there's a silver lining for Marco Rubio. Now he can go be a bartender like his dad! (Have you heard him tell the story about his father being a bartender? Rubio was his pop's best customer after the debate.) He can wear a flowered shirt, tell yarns about his father, and if he's asked to make any complicated concoctions: JEB CAN FIX IT! Gov. Chris Christie will always be remembered for the noble service he performed for his country...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 10,2016

    02/10/2016 2:18:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 10, 2016 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Cruz Mocks...Fox: 'Looking Forward' to 'Wall-to-Wall Coverage' of My Third-Place Finish

    02/10/2016 1:45:02 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Full Title: Cruz Mocks Fox News' Reporting on Rubio: 'Looking Forward' to 'Wall-to-Wall Coverage' of My Third-Place Finish Wednesday at an event in Myrtle Beach, SC, Republican presidential hopeful responded to a question about a statement he had made about his competitor Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% coming off of a third-place finish in Iowa a week earlier. Cruz had said "bronze was the new gold." But after coming off his own third-place finish in New Hampshire, Cruz took a jab at Fox News for its coverage of third-place finishers by seemingly mocking it as he said he was looking forward...
  • Maine required healthy, childless food stamp recipients to work, and ... Guess What Happened?

    02/10/2016 1:19:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s a case of miracles and wonders up in the Pine Tree State, folks. A report from Rachel Sheffield and Robert Rector at the Daily Signal takes a look at welfare programs and efforts to reform them, particularly in the area of food stamps. They note that one of the fastest growing segments of welfare programs over the last decade has been applications for food stamps by ABAWDs, or able bodied adults without children between the ages of 18 and 49. These are folks who are determined to be otherwise able to work but without a source of income....
  • Obama/Trump Back Russian Invasion of Syria

    02/10/2016 12:33:11 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 9, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    ... There is no other way to describe it: the Obama policy is to let the Russian/Iranian/Hezbollah axis take over Syria. That is what the current battle for Aleppo is all about. Times columnist Roger Cohen argues that "It is too late, as well as pure illusion, to expect significant change in Obama's Syria policy." But he proposes that Obama should at least increase the number of Syrian refugees taken in this year to 65,000, as opposed to his currently proposed 10,000. But letting in more refugees scares Americans who suspect that there will be terrorists among them. Such a...
  • Obama Will Seek $11 Billion for Homeless Families

    02/10/2016 12:11:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | by NIKITA STEWART
    After making progress in reducing homelessness among veterans, the Obama administration is turning to the larger and more complicated challenge of homelessness among families with young children. In his 2017 budget, to be presented on Tuesday, President Obama will propose spending $11 billion over the next 10 years to fight family homelessness, a phenomenon that is closely linked to the dearth of affordable housing in New York and other big cities. Of that amount, $8.8 billion would go to housing vouchers and $2.2 billion to more short-term assistance. In addition to the $11 billion plan, Mr. Obama is proposing discretionary...
  • Establishment Declares Jeb Bush Is Making a Comeback After He Spent $36 Million for 4th Place

    02/10/2016 12:07:11 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-10-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Can you believe this? One longtime Rubio supporter who backs Bush faulted Rubio’s campaign for the slip-up. He said they drove Rubio too hard and too long and he didn’t have enough sleep. In the days before New Hampshire primary, Rubio struggled to find his footing coming off as subdued and tired during some of his final campaign stops. Rubio also repeated himself, again, this time about family values in his last campaign rally in Nashua, N.H., before the primary. “It was the pace. He couldn’t keep up,” the source said. “And then they doubled-down on it – tripled and...
  • State's Medi-Cal Bill For Undocumented Kids Could Rise

    02/10/2016 11:55:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    California Healthline ^ | February 9, 2016 | By David Gorn
    The cost of providing full Medi-Cal benefits to immigrant children who are in California unlawfully could be significantly more than the state's health care agency has projected, according to experts and advocates. That's because state officials may have underestimated the number of kids who will be eligible for the program - though it's hard to know precisely by how much. The Department of Health Care Services has said about 170,000 such children will be eligible for full Medi-Cal beginning in May, when the expansion takes effect' and that covering them will cost the state $142.8 million in fiscal year 2016-2017....
  • Like It or Not, After New Hampshire, It’s a Two Man Race Between Trump and Cruz

    02/10/2016 11:50:54 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | February 10, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Since the modern primary system kicked in back in 76, no Republican has won without taking Iowa or New Hampshire. Since Cruz took Iowa and Trump was expected to take New Hampshire, that put Rubio in a difficult position.However, Rubio’s team had an answer for that: 3rd in IA, 2nd in NH and 1st in SC. It hadn’t been done that way on the Republican side, but that did seem like a plausible path to the nomination.Unfortunately, Rubio’s 5th place finish in NH means both Jeb and Kasich will stay in and split the establishment vote. It also means Rubio...
  • Ted Cruz just might be the biggest winner of the N.H. GOP primary in the long run

    02/10/2016 11:21:38 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2016
    New Hampshire shows that numbers do not tell the whole story. Ted Cruz came in third in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary there, but is considered by many to be the true winner for what it implies to the party and those still trying to decide whom in the party to support. The Texas senator, whose campaign has stressed ultra-conservative positions on such things as abortion, same-sex marriage, immigration and foreign policy, was expected to do well in Iowa - a rural state where such themes play well, given its large evangelical community. Cruz was the top vote-getter there. But in...
  • Obama celebrates presidency as it unravels

    02/10/2016 11:02:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | by Dave Boyer
    As President Obama travels to Illinois Wednesday to celebrate the beginnings of his presidency, he's also watching his legacy erode before his very eyes. On the eve of the president’s nostalgic trip to Springfield, the Supreme Court dealt a stunning blow to his Clean Power Plan Tuesday night, ordering a stay of the EPA's regulation to cut carbon emissions. White House aides said they were surprised by the ruling and vowed to fight on in federal appeals court. The results of the New Hampshire primaries Tuesday night weren't exactly promising for a so-called third Obama term, either. In the Democratic...
  • Bad news for jetsetters: Global warming to cause costlier flights to US, scientist warns

    02/10/2016 10:51:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Express UK ^ | February 10, 2016 | By JOHN INGHAM
    AIR passengers face longer costlier flights to the United States as a result of global warming, a British scientist warned yesterday. Climate change is expected to accelerate the high altitude jet stream which blows from west to east, said Reading University atmospheric scientist Paul Williams. This will speed up eastbound flights but slow down westbound flights by much more, he claimed. "The bad news for passengers is that westbound flights will be battling against stronger headwinds. The good news is that eastbound flights will be boosted by stronger tailwinds, but not enough to compensate for the longer westbound journeys."
  • See How Ted Cruz Deals With Climate Change Activist's Confrontations

    02/10/2016 10:08:23 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies
    Charisma News ^ | February 10, 2016 | BOB ESCHLIMAN
    A climate change activist from Texas attempted to catch a "gotcha" moment with her senator, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, but instead provided another example of how to disagree with one's political opposition with Christian love. (Video Screenshot Image) When the voters have up-close access to the candidates, it invites opportunities for activists to "get in their faces" about the issues for which they advocate.For candidates who have taken strong stands on issues, it becomes an almost daily occupational hazard. But a recent interaction between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and one of his constituents—who drove all the way...
  • NH: GOP Establishment Spends 20X Per Vote as Trump/Cruz

    02/10/2016 9:11:02 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2016 | John Nolte
    Donald Trump's massive and massively consequential New Hampshire victory cost the billionaire businessman a mere $40 per vote, according to a study done by Morning Consult. To come in a distant fourth place, Jeb Bush spent a mind-boggling $1200 per vote. Sen. Ted Cruz did the best; he landed in a surprising third place by spending only $18 per vote. No one, though, wasted their money more than Sen. Marco Rubio, who spend $508 per vote to belly-flop into fifth place. Even though Bush spent more than twice as much as Rubio, the former Florida governor at least walks out...
  • House panel OKs tax credit for concealed carry permit

    02/10/2016 9:05:31 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Arizona taxpayers could be on the hook for up to $240 million to help convince adults to get state permits to carry concealed weapons. Members of the House Ways and Means Committee voted 5-4 Monday to give individuals a dollar-for-dollar income tax credit for the cost of the required course, up to $80. House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro, sponsor of HB 2494, said it will encourage people, who already can carry a concealed weapon without any training at all, to attend the eight-hour course. The Litchfield Park Republican said police officers have told him the first-line of defense...
  • The Rush Limbaugh Show, M-F, 12noon-3PM, WOR-AM, Wednesday, February 10th, 2016.

    02/10/2016 8:55:38 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 204 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • TV Ad in South Carolina: ‘Bring Americans Victimized by Immigration Out of the Shadows’

    02/10/2016 8:52:06 AM PST · by AuntB · 46 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Caroline May
    The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has launched a six-figure TV advertising campaign in South Carolina, in advance of the state's upcoming presidential primary. The anti-illegal immigration group's TV ad argues that the cliché call to "bring illegal immigrants out of the shadows" should be applied to Americans who have been hurt by illegal immigrants. "For years, Americans have been told that we need to bring illegal aliens out of the shadows. Here's a better idea. Bring Americans victimized by immigration out of the shadows," Dan Stein, the president of FAIR, says in the ad. The television commercial was...
  • WATCH LIVE: Sen. Ted Cruz rallies in Myrtle Beach

    02/10/2016 8:41:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    WMBF News ^ | February 10, 2016
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is speaking in Myrtle Beach Wednesday morning. Mobile users, tap here to watch the event live from your deviceSenator Cruz will be speaking from Ground Zero on Chester Street. Ground Zero is a youth-focused Christian non-profit organization based in Myrtle Beach.
  • It’s on: New Cruz ad ridicules Trump as fake Republican

    02/10/2016 8:37:25 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 336 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 10, 2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    Like Donkey Kong. Ted Cruz scored a surprising third-place finish in New Hampshire in yesterday's first-in-the-nation primary, and now it looks like he's going for a knockout before South Carolina. Cruz tweeted out the campaign's latest web ad after his victory, one that takes aim at the winner, Donald Trump. The ad depicts children playing with their new "Donald Trump action figure," and says what he does most is "pretend to be a Republican"... It's a tour de force of counter-Trump arguments. The ad manages to mention Trump's friendship with Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid (and adds in...
  • CNN: Christie talking with advisors about campaign, expected to pull out

    02/10/2016 7:45:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Chris Christie may have won a battle against Marco Rubio in New Hampshire, but he ended up losing the war. Despite having rattled Rubio enough during the debate to reverse his Iowa momentum, Christie wound up trailing Rubio by three points and finishing well out of the delegate hunt. With his Granite State strategy in shreds and his inability to qualify for the next Republican debate, Christie went home to New Jersey last night instead of making his promised visit to South Carolina: Christie told supporters Tuesday evening that he is heading back to New Jersey Wednesday -- and...
  • A Bad Night for Conservatives in New Hampshire

    02/10/2016 7:36:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 112 replies
    National Review ^ | February 10, 2016 | The Editors
    Donald Trump won a convincing victory in New Hampshire. We congratulate him, and hope that we will not have to do it many more times.
  • Fourth Circuit Gets The Second Amendment Right: Americans Can Choose How Best To Defend Themselves

    02/10/2016 7:16:20 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 10, 2016 | George Leef
    In an extremely important decision on Feb. 4, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of Maryland’s 2013 “Firearms Safety Act.” That statute (like so many supposed gun control laws) banned a wide range of “assault weapons” and prohibited the sale of magazines that can hold more than ten rounds. Crucially, in Kolbe v. Hogan, the majority held that courts must use “strict scrutiny” when they evaluate laws that impinge upon the Second Amendment rights of Americans. If the decision is upheld (and enemies of the Second Amendment will try desperately to get it...
  • John Kasich: A Theocrat the Left Can Love

    02/10/2016 6:55:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2016 | David French
    If the Left is truly interested in cleansing religion from the public square — in separating church and state — it should positively loathe John Kasich. After all, Kasich is no less religious than Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio, two "anti-intellectual wingnuts" the Left loves to hate. And he's no less ashamed to bring faith into the political arena. In an interview with Morning Joe earlier today, Kasich credited his Saturday debate performance to a walk with God: Want me to tell you what I did? Before I went to the debate -- we didn't do a lot of preparation....
  • George W. Bush cuts South Carolina radio ad for Jeb

    02/10/2016 5:56:37 AM PST · by kevcol · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Ashley Killough
    ..."The Bush family name is long and deep in South Carolina," Sen. Lindsey Graham...
  • Armageddon for the GOP Establishment

    02/10/2016 5:56:27 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | February 10, 2016 | JEREMY CARL
    The night could have gone worse for the GOP establishment-but I'm not really sure how. Not only did Donald Trump win an overwhelming victory in New Hampshire, but the establishment lane of viable candidates got more crowded than it had been going in. And remember that since the current primary calendar was inaugurated in 1976, no GOP nominee has ever emerged without winning Iowa or New Hampshire. In case you haven't been paying attention, that means that, if history is a guide, the GOP is likely going to be choosing between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as a nominee, which...
  • Trump puts a price on his wall: It would cost Mexico $8 billion

    02/10/2016 5:54:55 AM PST · by rktman · 73 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 2/9/2016 | Anna Brand
    Hall noted that just yesterday, the former president of Mexico called Trump's idea for a wall "stupid," adding that "we are not going to pay any single cent." Probing how he plans to get Mexico to pay for his wall, Trump responded, "Mexico makes a fortune. Mexico is going to pay. And I heard he said that we will not pay. Guess what? The wall just got higher."
  • Is it time to 'Ebb with Jeb'?

    02/10/2016 3:40:46 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 2/5/16 | Jon Sopel
    The Kentucky senator, Rand Paul, who pulled out of the presidential race on Wednesday, had a slogan "Stand With Rand". But not enough people did. So he quit the field. Jeb Bush's campaign is winning even less support (he trailed well behind Rand Paul in Iowa), but he is not quitting. So perhaps his campaign should now carry the moniker "Ebb with Jeb", because while he is still in the race, it is reaching the lamentable stage. If this were a TV medical drama and not a political race, the scene that we would have played out is a bunch...
  • Courts: The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should be split into multiple courts

    02/10/2016 3:06:24 AM PST · by Steve Schulin · 11 replies
    Compleat Advocate ^ | Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
    One in five Americans do not get equal justice under the law ... because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is simply too large, its scope is too wide, and it has long passed its ability to provide equal justice and to contribute as a functional court system... [T]here are 65 million people living within the boundaries of the Ninth Circuit. That represents 20 percent of the total population of the United States -- one in five Americans. That is almost two times as many people as there are in the next biggest circuit in the U.S....
  • What About Ted Cruz?

    02/09/2016 11:29:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 9, 2016 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Despite Donald Trump's victory in New Hampshire, what is the chance that Republicans will nominate Ted Cruz and that he will go on to win the presidency? The website ElectionBettingOdds gives Cruz a 14.5 percent chance of winning the nomination -- his victory in the Iowa caucuses and what looks like a third place showing in New Hampshire notwithstanding. It puts his chances of actually winning the presidency at 4.3 percent. But let's say Cruz beats the odds and wins the nomination. One of the most conservative members of the Senate, Cruz would test the argument made by leaders of...
  • Why Ted Cruz is now the Republican front-runner

    02/09/2016 10:43:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 238 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 9, 2015 | Philip Klein
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Donald Trump may have come out of New Hampshire with the victory, but Sen. Ted Cruz has emerged as the Republican front-runner. Though Trump's victory in New Hampshire was no doubt impressive, the electorate of independent voters and super high turnout was tailor-made for him, whereas Cruz didn't put substantial effort into winning the state - where very conservative candidates don't typically do as well. He is currently in position to win third here, with votes still outstanding. As the race moves to South Carolina, however, Cruz has a ground game in place and the electorate is...
  • Would a Brokered Convention Stop Donald Trump?

    02/09/2016 9:22:42 PM PST · by dennisw · 94 replies
    breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Roger Stone
    Will the GOP establishment steal the 2016 nomination from Donald Trump even if the magnate arrives in Cleveland with the most pledged delegates but short of the 50 percent he'd need to be nominated? Is a back-room deal in the works to have a "brokered convention" to deny Trump the GOP nod? I think there is such a plan and it must be exposed. Donald Trump is our last hope to make Washington work for us - not the lobbyists, special interests and billionaire donors who control the corroded two-party system. As Trump says: "America is going to hell!" I...
  • Horowitz: Will Justice Sotomayor Recuse Herself from the upcoming Obama Amnesty Case?

    02/09/2016 9:02:37 PM PST · by Elderberry · 20 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/9/2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    Our judicial branch of government is irrevocably broken, even more so than the other two branches. To begin with, the entire premise of the judiciary being the final arbiter over constitutional questions is wrong. They have usurped power beyond the imagination of our Founders, even those who were skeptical of Article III. Worse, they refuse to use the Constitution as originally conceived as the guideline for determining the constitutionality of laws. Finally, even when applying the Constitution or statutes to relevant cases, they are incapable of divorcing their political views from legal arguments. ...overturning Obama's executive amnesty is the quintessential...
  • Video Ted Cruz is For Eminent Domain Use

    02/09/2016 8:11:27 PM PST · by bigtoona · 200 replies
    Conservative treehouse ^ | 2/8/16 | sundance
    Senate Candidate Ted Cruz was for it, before he was against it…
  • Jeb Bush finally finds his message: He's not Trump

    02/09/2016 7:39:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 9, 2016 | Doyle McManus
    Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, has urged him to stay in. "His advice is consistently: Stay the course, be patient, it's coming your way," . . . And he(Jeb) said one of his central goals as president would be to restore the lost art of bipartisan compromise to Washington. "I don't think liberals are bad people," he said.
  • Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

    02/09/2016 6:24:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:03 PM EST
    Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. United States District Judge David Bunning denied the American Civil Liberties Union's request to order Davis to reissue licenses she had altered to remove her name and title or face the possibility of further punishment. He found that Davis has allowed her deputies to issue licenses to anyone eligible since September and that the altered licenses are likely valid under Kentucky law. ...
  • Fox News projects Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primaries

    02/09/2016 5:43:53 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/9/2016 | FoxNews
    Donald Trump is the winner in the New Hampshire Republican primary, Fox News projects, but five of his rivals are locked in a tight race for second and third in the state.
  • How long for the Peruta En Banc Process in California?

    02/09/2016 5:18:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego is a closely watched case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Originally, a three judge panel ruled that Sheriff’s did not have the authority to arbitrarily refuse to grant permits to most citizens who applied for them, invalidating the “good reason” excuse that Sheriffs were using.The case is particularly important because the panel ruled that there is a Constituitonal right to carry a gun outside of the home, and that government entities may not effectively ban the carry of firearms outside of the home for self defense. At least one judge in...
  • Rubio vs Rubio - Marco Debates Himself

    02/09/2016 4:24:10 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/08/16
    Marco Rubio knows what he's doing. Or does he?
  • Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan

    02/09/2016 3:41:40 PM PST · by CedarDave · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 9, 2016 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration's Clean Power Plan. The move means the regulations will not be in effect while litigation continues over whether their legality.
  • MYTH BUSTED: Actually, Yes, Hitler Was a Socialist Liberal

    02/09/2016 2:07:44 PM PST · by Torcert · 60 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | January 28 2016 | Courtney Kirchoff
    A favorite tactic employed by leftists is to describe the Nazis as “right wing,” with Adolf Hitler, their leader, as the grand leader of this “right wing” movement. Rewriting history is pretty common for leftists, as their history is littered with injustice (the KKK was founded by Democrats, did you know?). Injustices they claim to fight against today. Awkward. But thanks to this nifty thing called “history” in combination with “the internet,” we can bust this myth once and for all. Thoroughly. Or until a leftist insists on ignoring it. Then we’ll hold them down and tape their eyes open....