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  • 'White People to the Back!': Black Lives Matter Segregates Media by Race

    07/27/2016 5:00:23 AM PDT · by cba123 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jillian Melchior
    On Tuesday, Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets in Philadelphia to protest police-involved shootings of African-Americans. During the demonstrations, protesters attempted to segregate members of the media based on their race. "White media get to the back! Black media come to the front!" one activist shouted into a megaphone. (please see the full article, linked below)
  • Defend Milo Yiannopoulos Even If You Don't Want To

    07/26/2016 3:14:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    I don't like Milo Yiannopoulos. The "alt-right" bad boy's menagerie of outrageous and often toxic sentiments reveal a careless attention-seeker rather than thoughtful provocateur, one seemingly not concerned with the damages caused, smugly delighted to push biased buttons and stoke hate as long as he sounds cool while doing it. Ya, I don't like Milo Yiannopoulos. All the more reason to be very careful about shutting him down. x This week Milo, or @Nero, was permanently kicked off Twitter after a barrage of racist and misogynist hate-tweets were sent to Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. She is black, she is a...
  • Donald Trump: ‘We’re Going to Bring Honesty back to Government’

    07/26/2016 4:44:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    Republican nominee Donald Trump enjoyed a warmer welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Charlotte, North Carolina than his rival Hillary Clinton received on Monday. The New York Republican told the crowd that spending time with veterans has been the “greatest honor of this campaign.” “Our veterans are the bravest and the finest people on earth,” Trump said, as he pledged to work with the VFW if elected president. “Our most basic commitment to provide health and medical care [to veterans] has been violated completely.” “The other candidate in this race, crooked Hillary Clinton, […] has a much...
  • Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked The Soviets To Intervene In The 1984 Elections

    07/26/2016 3:49:21 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 10, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama’s term ended. You can read the full letter here. The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work. Here is but a small sampling of the response from the outrage brigade: Has anyone ever seen anything like that letter from Senate Repubs to Iran?...
  • Prosecutors give up on felonies against baby body-parts investigators

    07/26/2016 11:00:05 AM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 26 July 2016 | Bob Unruh
    Felony counts that had been filed by a “rogue” prosecutor in Texas against two investigators who in 2015 released videos uncovering the baby body-parts trade of Planned Parenthood have been dismissed by a judge. The prosecutor, who had been the target of outrage when the charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were filed last winter, asked for the dismissal on Tuesday, and the request quickly was granted by the judge in the case. The videos revealed Planned Parenthood executives explaining how they could adjust abortion procedures to save the body parts requested by the undercover videographers, who were posing...
  • Trump's Speech Wasn't 'Dark' Enough

    07/26/2016 9:39:16 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 26, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    Trump's Speech Wasn't 'Dark' Enough Dennis Prager | Posted: July 26, 2016 12:01 AM One of the many remarkable traits of the progressives is their lack of self-awareness. This trait was on display last week in the media and Democratic Party's characterization of Donald Trump's acceptance speech -- and the entire Republican National Convention -- as "dark." For the left to dismiss other Americans as having a dark view of America is preposterous. Because no one -- not Trump, not the Republican Party, not any conservative -- has nearly as dark a view of America as does the left....
  • As a Teen Cashier Seeing Food Stamp Use, I Changed My Mind About the Democrat Party

    07/26/2016 8:36:44 AM PDT · by milton23 · 72 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/26/16 | J. D. Vance
    Mamaw encouraged me to get a job—she told me that it would be good for me and that I needed to learn the value of a dollar. When her encouragement fell on deaf ears, she then demanded that I get a job, and so I did, as a cashier at Dillman’s, a local grocery store. Working as a cashier turned me into an amateur sociologist. A frenetic stress animated so many of our customers. One of our neighbors would walk in and yell at me for the smallest of transgressions—not smiling at her, or bagging the groceries too heavy one...
  • What Bees Can Teach Us About Why People Should Run Their Own Lives

    07/26/2016 7:59:37 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/23/16 | John Conlin
    Individual honey bees aren’t very smart, yet honey bee hives, which may contain tens of thousands of individual bees, show remarkable intelligence. Scientists who study this type of swarm intelligence point out a key ingredient: no one is in charge. The hive functions just fine with no management, just countless interactions between individual bees with each following simple rules of thumb. A system like this is called self-organizing. Life itself is self-organizing. That’s how swarm intelligence works: simple creatures following simple rules, each one acting on local information. No bee sees the big picture. No bee tells any other bee...
  • Big Labor Makes The Case For Hillary Over Trump

    07/26/2016 7:35:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | Connor D. Wolf
    National union leaders made the case Monday for why Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton is a better choice over Republican nominee Donald Trump. National unions have overwhelmingly endorsed Clinton with many warning Trump would be disastrous for worker rights. The AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the National Education Association, AFSCME, among others within the labor movement voiced their support for her at the the Democratic National Convention. “We need a president that wants to raise wages instead of one that thinks wages are too high and doesn’t even think there should be a federal minimum wage,” SEIU International...
  • Police Department Survey: Violent Crime Up in Major Cities (Ruh Roh!)

    07/26/2016 7:18:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | Caroline May
    The number of homicides committed in major cities during the first half of this year is up by more than 15 percent, and overall violent crime is up more than two percent compared to the first half of 2015, according to data from the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA). A midyear comparison of violent crime in major cities between 2015 and 2016, compiled via a survey of police departments, reveals increases in several categories of violent crimes. According to the MCCA survey, the police departments of major cities reported a total of 2,308 homicides during the first half of 2016...
  • DNC Interim Head: Don’t Let ‘White Boys’ Win

    07/26/2016 7:10:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 25, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Daily Caller News Foundation DNC Interim Head: Don’t Let ‘White Boys’ Win Blake Neff Reporter The new interim head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has a colorful history, which includes demanding former President George H.W. Bush confess to an extramarital affair and a belief that “white boys” shouldn’t be allowed to win. Donna Brazile is set to take over the DNC from Debbie Wasserman Schultz as soon as the Democratic convention in Philadelphia wraps up. Brazile has worked as a political strategist and Democratic party operative for over thirty years, going all the way back to a job on...
  • Scarborough: Michelle Obama Speech ‘Reminded Me of Reagan’

    07/26/2016 6:05:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today’s opening segment of Morning Joe was one—long—gush-fest over First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech to the DNC last night. The apotheosis of adulation came from Joe Scarborough, who said that the speech “reminded me of Ronald Reagan.” Scarborough also had an “America love it or leave it” message for those who think our country needs to be made great again: “we are the last best hope for a dying world. If you can’t get behind that message as a Republican or a Democrat, then let me buy you a ticket to another country.” Wonder if Joe offered Michelle a ticket...
  • Justice Department Not too Busy to Sue Town Over Mosque

    07/26/2016 5:24:22 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 7/26/2016 | Michael Ware
    The Department of Justice has been swamped by the workload it has faced over the past several months. They have not had the time to deal with the illegal aliens that have not been processed. They could not look into the IRS and its treatment of conservative organizations. Neither did the DOJ have time to look into Lois Lerner. Amazingly, we find that it does have time to sue a small Pennsylvania township over a zoning issue. That’s right - the DOJ has filed suit against Bensalem Township over its zoning decisions. The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department is...
  • Donald Trump did it

    07/25/2016 6:28:33 PM PDT · by kindred · 27 replies
    On July 19, the American people won the Republican Nomination to be president for Mr. Donald Trump over the objections of the Republican Party big shots, the ultra bias news media, and the never Trump crowd, as it has turned out being led by Ted Cruz. Now, following his rousing America First acceptance speech, the battle goes on to secure the presidency for Donald Trump and the people. The two sides in this continuing battle remain the same, Donald Trump and the people on one side against the same Trump haters and doubters, including Hillary Clinton and her Socialist followers...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,July 25-29,2016

    07/25/2016 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | July 25, 2016 | Mark Levin
    The Mark Levin Show is on-the-air: "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 Mark's show: 1-877-381-3811. The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark...
  • Paul Ryan Flees Mothers Of Children Killed By His Open Border Agenda

    07/25/2016 2:07:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    en-volve.com ^ | 7/25/16 | Thomas Robertson
    American mothers, whose children were killed by illegal aliens, say that House Speaker Paul Ryan and members of his security detail fled from his guarded estate on Saturday as they attempted to present Ryan with the photos of their murdered children, and show him the true cost of his open borders agenda. On Saturday, four “angel moms” held a press conference in front of Ryan’s personal border wall. The mothers explained that they deserved to be able to give heir children the same security that Ryan gives his children. During the press event, the mothers announced their decision to endorse...
  • Paul Nehlen: Make August 9 Wisconsin’s Independence Day

    07/25/2016 2:04:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/25/16 | Julia Hahn
    JANESVILLE, WI– Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen stood with the mothers, whose children were murdered as a result of open borders, during their press event in front Paul Ryan’s border wall on Saturday. In his remarks, Nehlen said Wisconsin voters have an historic opportunity to take back their district and their country from the “open borders special interests who control Paul Ryan.”
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,July 25-29,2016

    07/25/2016 12:28:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | July 25, 2016 | Sean Hannity
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  • Palin: We Need To Be Better, Not Bitter, As Trump’s Opponents Start Hopping On Our Bandwagon

    07/25/2016 10:57:34 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 38 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | July 25, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    With Donald Trump securing the presidential nomination, the political narrative is shifting rapidly and revealingly. As you watch former haters hop aboard the Trump Train, it’s important to connect dots and understand my concern about a bunch of belated mea culpas with which we’ll now be inundated. It’s important because time is short and lessons must be learned to avoid future catastrophic capture by status quo politicos. Friends, my concern here is all about the attempted destruction of Trump SUPPORTERS over all these months. I’ve zipped my lips long enough; it’s time to call out those who’ve tried to destroy...
  • DNC Delegate Mary Bayer Describes Clinton Plan to Ban Guns in Undercover Video

    07/25/2016 10:51:26 AM PDT · by mitch peter · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/25/2016 | Mitch Peter
    An undercover journalist captured California DNC Delegate Mary Bayer describing the concerted effort of the Democratic party and Hillary Clinton to incrementally Ban ALL guns through so called 'common sense gun legislation' We all knew this, but this is confirmation from a high level donor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6fNShSY_Iw
  • Knife Rights: The Unseen Side of the Second Amendment

    07/25/2016 10:41:02 AM PDT · by milton23 · 27 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/25/2016 | Faith Vander Voort
    While congressional Democrats and Republicans go head-to-head over gun control, proponents of a smaller, often overlooked facet of the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms pursue a battle of their own—the right to carry a knife. Knife Rights, an Arizona-based advocacy group aimed at ridding states of existing bans on specific types of knives, is leading the fight against restrictive knife laws across the U.S. “Protecting knife rights is the second front in the defense of the Second Amendment,” Todd Rathner, director of legislative affairs at Knife Rights, told The Daily Signal.
  • Potentially Rare Colt AR-15 Rifles Found At A Gun Show

    07/25/2016 10:28:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Patrick R
    I think that we have all been in the position where we see something at a gun show that stands out as really rare or interesting, but just don’t have enough information to act on it. Even the internet can fall flat sometimes, this was one of those cases. I don’t know if I would come off of $15,000 for a non NFA AR-15 with nothing more than a promised letter from Colt to verify the rifle’s legitimacy. I am sure that the seller is an upstanding guy and I understand that Colt is currently working on those letters, so...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,July 25-29,2016

    07/25/2016 9:29:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    The Kuhner Report ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    About Jeff Kuhner Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the host of the "Kuhner Report," a daily political talk show on WRKO 680-AM from 6-9 AM and 11:00 AM-Noon (EST). His official motto is "The Last Honest Man in Washington." He is also known as "Liberalism's Worst Nightmare." Kuhner is a conservative nationalist, who champions God, country and family. His show deals with cutting-edge, hot-button political, social and foreign policy issues. Jeff is one of the most vocal and principled critics of the Obama regime. Jeff defends free-market capitalism, traditional family values and winning the war against radical Islam. In addition to...
  • The Modern Police Force Was Not Designed to Solve Problems of Civilizational Collapse

    07/25/2016 9:11:51 AM PDT · by pinochet · 19 replies
    The Modern Police Force was established in 1829 by Sir Robert Peel, the British Home Secretary, who later became Prime Minister. The Modern Police Force was established to solve minor crimes among a highly civilized, self-governing, and self-policing people. When policing was established, police officers did not carry guns, but carried a wooden baton and a whistle. In those days, it was the civilians who had guns, because the British people lived in a libertarian society that had very few restrictions on gun ownership. Police officers in Britain are called Bobbies, in memory of Sir Robert Peel. An ethical police...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,July 25-29,2016

    07/25/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | July 25, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • The Latest: Hollywood stars hold climate rally ahead of DNC

    07/25/2016 8:41:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/24/2016 | unknown
    The Latest on demonstrations around Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention (all times local): 9:40 p.m. More than 1,000 people have joined Hollywood stars including Shailene Woodley, Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover in Philadelphia for a climate rally on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. They vowed Sunday night to keep fighting for climate and environmental justice issues, even though their preferred presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, would not be driving the party's agenda. Many in the crowd wore Sanders shirts, buttons or lanyards. Some carried signs like, "Bernie would end fracking," and the now defunct "Bernie for...
  • Retired Gen. Allen (USMC) endorses Clinton (barf!)

    07/25/2016 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | July 25, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Retired Marine Gen. John Allen has endorsed Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign announced Monday. Allen, a four-star general who led coalition forces in Afghanistan, acknowledged the endorsement as a "very personal decision." "Through 37 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps, I saw some of the toughest challenges that our nation faces around the world, and I know that America has the power to meet those challenges. However, it requires continued leadership and engagement in the world, continued partnership with our allies, and a clear understanding of our adversaries," Allen said in a statement released through the...
  • Hillary Fan Philly Mayor: Black Lives ‘Haven’t Mattered From 1600s Up Until Now’

    07/25/2016 7:13:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Such a shame that current Philadelphia Mayor, Democrat Jim Kenney—and Hillary Clinton for that matter—weren’t around for the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. Back in 1776, Kenney and Clinton obviously would have been much more enlightened, morally-advanced voices than benighted hacks like Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin . . . On today’s Morning Joe, Kenney—who endorsed Hillary early in the primary season—was asked about the prevalence of Black Lives Matter voices and concerns to be heard at this week’s DNC. He responded with a condemnation of law enforcement, the court system and even the Declaration of Independence....
  • As much as 90 percent of ground water in Mass. may be corrosive [fear mongering]

    07/25/2016 5:26:46 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 58 replies
    The Boston Globe&#8206; ^ | The Boston Globe&#8206;
    ...the dangers are mainly for 534,000 Massachusetts residents who draw their water from private wells, the report found. Unlike public water systems, wells are not subject to state and federal testing and treatment requirements... Environmental advocates said they worry whether the department is up to the job of regulating the water supply....“The DEP really needs to beef up its ground water monitoring.”
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,July 25-29,2016

    07/25/2016 5:21:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 25, 2016 | JIm Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser

    07/24/2016 11:28:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2009 | Tom Whitehead
    He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said. He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural. "I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn't its main purpose – to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date." The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at...
  • Gunman opens fire in packed nightclub with multiple victims reported and at least one dead (Ohio)

    07/24/2016 6:03:09 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 60 replies
    dailystar ^ | July 24 2016 | Henry Holloway
    Cops were dispatched to the Doubles bar and nightclub in Hamilton, Ohio, US, to reports of an active shooter. [ ] The situation is developing but there is already one confirmed death and multiple injuries. Police Chief Craig Bucheit said detectives are still trying to determine the number of victims. Officers are unsure of number of shooters and the motive. [ ] Witness Tolu Adeseha said he was inside the bar when he heard at least 15 shots go on for what "felt like hours" and said he saw multiple people with guns. [ ] “You had people trying to...
  • Supporters of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore hand out flyers, wave signs in Pelham

    07/24/2016 5:47:51 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 6 replies
    AL.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Kent Faulk
    A small group supporting suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore waved "Judge Moore is Right!" signs and handed out flyers at a major intersection in Pelham on Monday morning until police showed up. * * * Moore was automatically suspended from the bench in May after the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission filed judicial ethics charges regarding a January order he issued to state probate judges. That order stated the Alabama Supreme Court's March 2015 order telling probate judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses was still in place, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2015 decision legalizing [homosexual]...
  • Trump: USA could pull out of World Trade Organization

    07/24/2016 11:09:48 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 71 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) – Republican White House nominee Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the US could pull out of the World Trade Organization if he is elected president. Interviewed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Trump said he would slap punitive taxes on firms that moved manufacturing activities abroad, citing Mexico as an example.
  • Gabby Giffords Coaches Hillary Clinton On How To BS Voters On Gun Control

    07/24/2016 7:45:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    downtrend.com/ ^ | 7/21/2016 | Brian Anderson
    Gun Control has been a losing political issue on the national stage for as long as there have been guns and elections. Democrats however are stupid and think this year things are going to be different. The problem is “gun control” sounds so fascist and Americans are kind of attached to their rights so a liberal think tank led by Gabby Giffords’ anti-gun group has come up with ways that democrats like Hillary Clinton can bullshit voters into thinking their unconstitutional efforts are something other than what they are. Politico reports that Giffords’ Americans For Responsible Solutions along with other...
  • Assistant DA discusses gun control at Crime-Stoppers meeting (Albany, NY)

    07/24/2016 7:37:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    albanyherald.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | jon gosa
    Gun control has been a divisive topic in American discourse lately, and as Elam discussed the pros and cons of gun control she offered the opinion that guns are not needed, even for self defense. “So, about gun control. It’s a hot topic nowadays. The pros of gun control are less guns mean a safer world, ” said Elam. “Gun control laws are correlated to lower rates of violence. Guns are not needed to defend against government. The key to protecting our society is information, and guns are not needed, even for self defense.”
  • AP Poll: Americans Disapprove of Obama’s Handling of Gun Laws, Believe Gun Ownership Makes Us Safer

    07/24/2016 7:01:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/23/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    An Associated Press (AP) poll released July 23 shows that 59 percent of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of gun laws, and an even greater majority, 62 percent, believe owning a gun makes people safer by “preventing them from becoming victims of crime.” The poll also shows that 53 percent of Americans support national reciprocity for concealed carry permits. National reciprocity renders a concealed carry permit issued in one state valid in every state. An overwhelming majority of respondents also said a “high priority” for law enforcement should be “cracking down on people who own guns illegally” and “cracking...
  • How Tim Kaine’s Record on Guns Helps With Women Voters

    07/24/2016 6:47:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 23, 2016 | Philip Elliott
    When Hillary Clinton introduced her running mate to the nation, it was remarkable what topic got the crowd most excited: gun rights. Just the mention of the National Rifle Association Saturday prompted the room in Miami into a roar. At Brooklyn headquarters, aides smiled. This was, after all, the fight they wanted. Please, some thought, keep talking about guns. It was a fight that strategists saw as an upside: it calmed progressives’ furor over Kaine, seen in some circles as too moderate for a party still overcoming a passionate swoon with Bernie Sanders. And the subject of guns has a...
  • Trump: "Americanism, Not Globalism, Will Be Our Credo”

    07/24/2016 4:51:43 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/22/2016 | William F. Jasper
    Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States.” Thus Donald J. Trump greeted the delegates of the Republican National Convention — and his worldwide television audience — Thursday night, at the finale of the four-day political marathon in Cleveland, Ohio. His address, reportedly the longest convention acceptance speech in four decades (for a Republican or Democratic candidate), did not aim at presenting a softer, more “nuanced,” and “presidential” persona, as many analysts had predicted and/or recommended. The message of “The Donald” did not waiver from the core issues of...
  • Russia's New Conservative Allies in the US: The 'Alt-Right' Phenomenon

    07/23/2016 2:07:07 PM PDT · by orchestra · 75 replies
    Russia-Insider ^ | 7/23/2016 | Vincent DeLarge
    For those that have been paying attention, the rise of the Alt-Right is as surprising, as it is entirely expected What is the Alt-Right? If you listen to the mainstream media, the Alt-Right is the birth of an American far right Frankenstein that was mid-wifed by Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric in this election cycle. But what we are seeing now is bigger than even Donald Trump. It is part of a massive paradigm shift that has been underway for some time now. For those that have been paying attention, it is clear that nationalist, patriotic movements are everywhere ascendant in...
  • Cities bidding for NCAA games must submit details on discrimination

    07/23/2016 2:56:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rick Rothacker
    The NCAA on Friday said cities looking to host future championship games must submit details by Aug. 12 about how they will protect participants from discrimination, a move that could hurt North Carolina's chances of landing future games. The announcement came one day after the NBA said it was moving the 2017 All-Star Weekend from Charlotte over a controversial North Carolina law known as House Bill 2. Cities that have already been awarded games will face a separate questionnaire deadline, which will be determined later, the NCAA said. [Snip] Cities bidding for games now must complete a questionnaire from the...
  • Democrats, Looking Past Obama, Are a Party Without a Cause

    07/23/2016 1:17:17 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/23/2016 | Jonathan Martin
    PHILADELPHIA — When President Obama takes the stage here this week to begin his monthslong political farewell, it will mark a bittersweet moment for Democrats. Mr. Obama is not going to be missed only because he is beloved by the faithful. The president has also fulfilled two longstanding if often elusive goals of his party: He has largely transcended the traditional moderate-versus-liberal split, papering over internal divisions. And he passed a sweeping health care law. But without the unifying presence of Mr. Obama in the White House, or the organizing aim of expanding health care, it is unclear who will...
  • Wake held near Capitol Hill for the Republican Party

    07/23/2016 12:27:50 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 21, 2016 10:55 pm | Mike Murillo | @MikeMurilloWTOP
    WASHINGTON — At an Irish pub popular among those who work on Capitol Hill, a coffin covered in black was placed across from the bar where people order pints of beer. The attendees, former and current Republicans who once worked on Capitol Hill, gathered for a traditional Irish wake in honor of the political party they said they once knew. “We said we should get together and have a drink and toast the death of party, as we sit here and watch it dying on us,” said Chris Scheve, one of the event organizers. Those who walked into The Dubliner...
  • Art Laffer: Trump Should Win Easily

    07/23/2016 11:48:27 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 50 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | JUL 19, 2016 | FRED BARNES
    Art Laffer is a famous economist, one of the brains behind President Ronald Reagan's supply-side tax cuts in 1981. But he was also a political adviser to Reagan and other presidential candidates. Based on history rather than polls or demographics, he insists Donald Trump will win the presidential race—and win easily. History is an argument not often heard in presidential elections except in one case: the likelihood that after one party holds the White House for eight years, that party probably won't win four more years. The one exception in the past half-century was the election of George H.W. Bush...
  • Obama: 'The World Has Never Been Less Violent'

    07/23/2016 8:45:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | Debra Heine
    Whenever President Obama feels defensive, he likes to talk about how the world has become more safe under his watch (with the implication that it's due to his own wise leadership). We first heard him speak that way during the summer of 2014, when the world seemed to be unraveling and critics were blaming him for the sad state of affairs. Obama said, "The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed then it’s ever been. It is...
  • Tim Kaine: Ban 15-Round 'Clips,' Hold Gun Dealers Liable for Misuse of Firearms

    07/23/2016 7:41:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 22, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On July 22 Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine as her running mate. Kaine is a Democrat Senator from Virginia who supports a ban on 15-round "clips" and "assault weapons," and who wants to enact a law to hold gun dealers liable for the misuse of firearms. During the June 26 airing of Meet the Press, Kaine told Chuck Todd that he voted for an "assault weapons" ban before and "would likely vote for it again." But he stressed that he believes "limitations on the size of magazines and ammunition clips" is the first step to take.
  • Convention Delegates Show Lukewarm Support for McCain Reelction (Frank Luntz stunned!)

    07/23/2016 5:35:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    When Arizona delegates to the Republican National Convention were asked Thursday how many would not vote for Sen. John McCain in next month's primary, more than half of their hands went up. The question stunned veteran pollster Frank Luntz, who had asked it as a part of a presentation on the last day of the convention on the challenges facing the party - one of which was party unity. "Oh my God," Luntz said. "Where's the chairman? You should have told me this before."
  • Could Paul Ryan Go The Way Of Eric Cantor?

    07/23/2016 5:25:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    northernpublicradio.org ^ | 7/22/16 | Dan Klefstad
    Many political experts say House Speaker Paul Ryan will beat his Republican challenger during Wisconsin's August 9 partisan primary. Matt Streb isn't so sure. Streb, a political science professor at Northern Illinois University, notes that Sarah Palin endorsed Ryan's challenger, Paul Nehlin, because Ryan was slow to endorse Donald Trump, the GOP's presidential nominee. But Streb isn't thinking about Palin. During an interview with WNIJ, Streb raised the specter of another House leader who lost a primary. "You're going to make me say Eric Cantor again," he laughs. Cantor, then-House Majority leader, was defeated by a Tea Party challenger in...
  • Angel Moms Who Lost Children to Open Borders to Hold Event at Paul Ryan’s Personal Home Border Wall

    07/23/2016 5:23:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/22/16 | Julia Hahn
    JANESVILLE, WI– On Saturday, American mothers who have buried their children as a result of illegal alien crime will be holding a press conference in front of Paul Ryan’s personal border wall that protects his family and his estate. These “angel moms” say that Ryan has ignored the American families that have been torn apart by open borders for too long. The press event is being organized by both the Remembrance Project—a non-profit that represents the victims of illegal alien crime and advocates for border security— and Wisconsin businessman, Paul Nehlen, who is running to unseat Ryan in Wisconsin’s August...
  • Standing on Constitution, Businessman Aims to Depose Paul Ryan

    07/23/2016 5:22:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 7/22/16 | Alex Newman
    As the apparent public revolt against establishment elites continues to gain momentum, Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen is aiming to bring down the establishment's main man in Congress: House Speaker Paul Ryan. Running on a pro-Constitution, pro-jobs platform, the outsider candidate is closing in on Ryan, according to polls. With the tide increasingly turning against politicians viewed as part of the establishment — often ridiculed as “Rino” for being a “Republican In Name Only,” Ryan is the epitome of an establishment politician — media reports suggest the embattled Speaker of the House is getting nervous. Some polls even show Nehlen in...