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  • Jon Stewart Plays 'Let's Get Rid Of Ted Cruz'

    05/06/2015 8:38:03 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    B98.5 fm ^ | May 6, 2015
    Jon Stewart spent much of Tuesday night's "Daily Show" going after GOP presidential candidates that he believes couldn't possibly win the nomination, including Carly Fiorina, Ben Carlson and Mike Huckabee. But he devoted an entire segment of the program to one candidate in particular that he says needs to get the boot now."There are so many hopefuls in the Republican race, we've got to start narrowing the field," Stewart said. "Let's do it with a game I call 'Let's Get Rid of Ted Cruz!'"Cruz, Stewart said, can't even live up to his own standards.Stewart played a clip of the...
  • Ted Cruz criticizes Obama administration over Garland incident: Ted Cruz in the news

    05/06/2015 8:34:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | May 06, 2015 at 9:28 AM | Henry J. Gomez
    Today's Ted Cruz news: Cruz "accused the Obama administration Tuesday of bungling, asserting that federal officials should have intercepted the two men shot dead Sunday before they reached an anti-Muslim conference in Garland. 'Once again ...we have radical Islamic terrorists who this Administration knew about and yet failed to connect the dots and prevent this act of terrorism,'" Cruz said. Read more from the Dallas Morning News.
  • BREAKING: Barack Obama’s War? – Iran Fires on and Seizes US Cargo Ship

    05/06/2015 8:22:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 6, 2015 | Staff
    Video....This report is unconfirmed, but comes from Saudi Arabia new services. It appears as though the Iranian navy has fired on and seized a US cargo ship.
  • My Analysis of Marilyn Mosby's Case (Rush)

    05/06/2015 7:04:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 5-5-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let me get to Marilyn Mosby here in just a second. I don't want to jump the gun on this. By that I mean jump the gun on my analysis. Let me just tell you what I think is a point that a lot of people are overlooking. Now, my buddy Andrew McCarthy has written about this case, the prosecutor and how he learned of it. He learned of the charges before he saw her speech, her press conference. And he said when you see, as he did, the press conference after you have learned this never-ending list of...
  • With Pamela Geller's Prophet Muhammad cartoon stunt in Texas, hate rears its ugly face again

    05/06/2015 6:43:07 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 71 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | Linda Stasi
    Looks like Pamela Geller will get her wish: More dead Americans at the hands of radical Muslims. Hell, the hatemonger finally even got ISIS to pay attention to her. Last week Geller — whose repulsive anti-Muslim ad campaign caused the MTA to ban all religious, opinion and political ads — held a $10,000 contest in Texas. The aim? To draw caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, which she knows is forbidden by most Muslims and frowned upon by the rest. The result? Two violent radical Muslims opened fire on the group, and the shooters ended up dead at the hands of...
  • Freshman GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Stirs Up Capitol Hill

    05/06/2015 6:07:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 5/5/15 | Kristina Peterson
    WASHINGTON—Freshman Sen. Tom Cotton’s temporary office is located in the less-than-desirable basement of the Russell Senate building, reflecting his rookie status. Like other junior senators, he performs his share of Senate chores, including presiding over the chamber. But the similarities end there. Among this year’s crop of 13 newly minted senators, Mr. Cotton, who served one term in the House, has emerged early on as the most vocal and polarizing newcomer, set apart by his headline-grabbing foreign policy. The Arkansas Republican’s tactics have drawn praise from his conservative supporters, but irritated some GOP colleagues when his moves have conflicted with...
  • Tom Cotton’s Procedural Move Interrupts Smooth Sailing for Iran Bill

    05/06/2015 6:02:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 5/5/15 | JENNIFER STEINHAUERMAY
    WASHINGTON — It was, for a moment anyway, the Senate in its platonic ideal. Bipartisan legislation to give Congress a voice in any nuclear agreement with Iran soared, over White House objections, through the Foreign Relations Committee and onto the Senate floor, a rare glide path to successful compromise. Then along came Senator Tom Cotton. Mr. Cotton, a first-term Republican from Arkansas, and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida employed a rare procedural move to push amendments to end Iran’s nuclear program and call for Iran to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist, which appeared to be a transparent effort to undermine...
  • McCain rules out immigration language in defense bill (Yup, he's up for reelection again!)

    05/06/2015 4:57:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/5/15 | Cristina Marcos and Martin Matishak
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Tuesday shot down a proposal that would move toward allowing some illegal immigrants to serve in the military. The Arizona Republican, who is up for reelection in 2016, said there is no way he will accept provisions like those being pushed in the House related to President Obama’s deferred deportation program. “We’re not doing anything on immigration on the NDAA,” McCain told The Hill, referring to legislation that authorizes spending levels for the military. McCain’s opposition could be a death knell for two provisions in the House’s draft of the National Defense...
  • Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin’s emails now face disclosure lawsuit

    05/06/2015 3:43:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-5-15 | Stephan Dinan
    The emails of Huma Abedin, the top personal aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are now facing a disclosure lawsuit after the State Department failed to turn them over in response to an open-records request. Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest law firm that uses open-records laws to pry information loose, had filed a request to get a look at Ms. Abedin’s emails during her four years at the State Department. News outlets have reported that Ms. Abedin also used the private email server Mrs. Clinton set up to handle government business, but the status of her...
  • Leadership of Texas House forbids anti-toll amendments from being heard

    05/05/2015 10:17:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Terri Hall
    Yesterday, conservative lawmakers pushed to attach key toll road reforms to two transportation bills in the Texas House, but they were thwarted by Speaker Joe Straus and his parliamentarian Chris Griesel who would not allow them to present their amendments. Griesel told them the amendments weren’t ‘germane’ (or salient) to the bills, HB 13 and HB 20, and blocked Rep. Jeff Leach and Rep. Jonathan Stickland from even laying out their amendments. Straus and Griesel utilized the same technique as they did on a Stickland amendment to the open carry bill the week before. The two decided to reject the...
  • 'Saluting Marine' heading back to D.C

    05/05/2015 9:59:32 PM PDT · by South40 · 9 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 1 MAY 2015 | Pam Kragen
    Tim Chambers of Vista is famous for 5-hour frozen tribute to vets on Memorial Day weekend VISTA, CALIF. — Every year on Memorial Day weekend, more than 800,000 motorcyclists rumble through the streets of Washington, D.C., in a display of respect for war dead and military veterans known as Rolling Thunder. And standing at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street to acknowledge each and every rider is “The Saluting Marine.” Veteran Marine Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers of Vista started his silent vigil on a whim in 2002. Today, he considers the annual effort both his civic duty...
  • Republican areas designated 'hostile' for military training (Jade Helm

    05/05/2015 9:33:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | May 05, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    The urban legends about black helicopters, clandestine military camps, tunnels underneath major airports, secret cabals, hidden detention camps, trains loaded with caskets and body bags and the like were around long before the Internet. The Web just made them easier and quicker to reproduce. One of the tea-party organizations even has reported an anonymous claim there were train cars moving around the country with prison-like shackles installed. Most people dismiss such reports as hyperbole. Fiction. The fretting of nutcases. But now there are powerful new forces aligning with those who are suspicious of the federal government, doubt the official...
  • HE PUSHED FORWARD: Brave Garland Police Officer Advanced As He Brought Down Garland Terrorists(Pics)

    05/05/2015 8:50:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 124 replies
    Bearingarms.com ^ | 5-5-2015 | Bob Owens
    More details are beginning to emerge about the incompetent Islamic terrorist attack on a free speech event held by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) in Garland, Texas Sunday. Bearing Arms readers have asked for more details about how the actual shooting went down, and about the Garland police officer who used his duty sidearm to defeat two attackers armed with rifles within 15 seconds.Please keep in mind that we don’t have all the details about the attack, the individual officer’s response, or the exact steps law enforcement took once the attack began, and that even if we had that...
  • Ted Cruz On Iran Nuclear Negotiations: 'This Deal Makes War A Certainty'

    05/05/2015 7:28:52 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 05/05/2015 | Jessica Schulberg and Ryan Grim
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Tuesday that if the nuclear deal with Iran being negotiated by the U.S. and five other countries is approved, the result will be war. "This deal makes war a certainty," promised Cruz, a Republican contender for president in the 2016 election.Cruz has repeatedly insisted that Congress require any nuclear deal with Iran to include recognition of Israel's right to exist. The Obama administration has held firm to the position that the negotiations should be narrowly focused on Iran’s nuclear program. The effort to tie the nuclear deal to Iran’s recognition of Israel...
  • Huckabee: The Biggest Big-Government Conservative - [12/11/2007]

    05/05/2015 7:22:52 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Cato.org ^ | December 11, 2007 | Michael D. Tanner
    If you liked George W. Bush’s brand of big-spending, big-government conservatism, you’ll love Mike Huckabee. Most of the leading Republicans running for president show some support for Bush’s ideology, but no other candidate so completely embodies it.As governor of Arkansas, Huckabee dramatically increased state spending. During his two-term tenure, spending increased by more than 65 percent — at three times the rate of inflation.The number of government workers increased by 20 percent, and the state’s debt services increased by nearly $1 billion. Huckabee financed his spending binge with higher taxes. Under his leadership, the average Arkansan’s tax burden increased...
  • Preacher Huckabee throws first GOP-on-GOP punches of 2015, hitting Ted Cruz, Rand Paul & Jeb Bush

    05/05/2015 7:10:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2015 | David Martosko
    * Arkansas evangelical politician played hardball with early jabs at primary competitors * Hit Cruz for signing up for Obamacare, Paul for trying to run for Senate and President at the same time, and Bush for being part of a political 'dynasty' * Tech glitches plagued Huckabee's rollout, including a campaign website that flickered and failed and C-SPAN audio that went haywire * Slogans include 'Hope to Higher Ground' and the Eisenhower-throwback line 'I Like Mike'Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee threw the first punches on Tuesday against other Republican presidential candidates, ending a brief spring of comity among conservatives who...
  • Gun Bill Passes Oregon House, Moves to Governor’s Desk

    05/05/2015 6:21:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-5-15 | Ashby Jones
    Ever since the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., gun-control advocates have worked hard to close so-called “loopholes” in background-check laws. Not all the efforts have been successful; gun-rights advocates say such measures are needlessly burdensome and do little to stop violent crime. But last year, Washington state residents voted to toughen the state’s background-check laws. And now the Oregon legislature has done the same. On Monday, the Oregon House voted 32-28 in support of Senate Bill 941, which requires background checks for all purchasers of guns through private sales. Currently, background checks in Oregon are...
  • ‘The attack in America is ONLY the BEGINNING’ – ISIS announces 6-month terror campaign

    05/05/2015 5:13:54 PM PDT · by yuffy · 106 replies
    therightscoop ^ | May 5, 2015 at 6:39 PM | Soopermexican
    A ‘message to the crusaders’ was posted on social media today, supposedly from ISIS terrorist Abu Ibrahim Al Ameriki, naming 5 target states, and saying they have 71 members ready to attack Americans. Here’s the account that posted it on Twitter: And here’s the full message: Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem “The New Era” To our brothers and sisters fighting for the Sake of Allah, we make dua for you and ask Allah to guide your bullets, terrify your enemies, and establish you in the Land. As our noble brother in the Phillipines said in his bayah, “This is the...
  • McConnell Will Move Iran Bill Forward Without Controversial Amendments From Senate Hawks

    05/05/2015 4:14:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 5, 2015 | by Jessica Schulberg
    In a rebuke to the hawks of his party, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) indicated on Tuesday that he will move forward with a Senate bill on the Iran nuclear agreement by limiting votes on amendments that demand more conditions from the Iranians. Though no definitive schedule was announced, Republicans left their weekly luncheon suggesting that no further tinkering would be done to the bill. Speaking to reporters after that luncheon concluded, McConnell would not utter the word "cloture," saying only that he was trying to "move quickly" while considering other, less controversial amendments. In addition to the diminishing...
  • Texas shooting: Outgunned traffic officer stopped 2 attackers

    05/05/2015 3:45:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2015 | By Greg Botelho
    It wasn't a fair fight. On one side, you had two men in body armor, toting assault rifles and showing every willingness to open fire now and count their victims later. On the other, you had a security officer -- a traffic officer by day -- with a pistol. Somehow, the officer won. Authorities have not released the name of the overmatched Garland, Texas, police officer who stopped a pair of gunmen Sunday night. But they have described what he did, actions that could be characterized as equal parts skillful, heroic and miraculous. The event started, by all accounts, without...
  • Police: Intruder fatally shot after bursting into Boulder home

    05/05/2015 3:17:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | May 5, 2015 | BY CHUCK HICKEY
    A suspected home intruder was shot and killed by a homeowner Monday night after shattering a glass screen door and getting into a fight with the man. Boulder police said there were several disturbances in the neighborhood involving the suspect before the shooting. Witnesses told police the suspect had tried to break into a number of homes, “yelling at residents and banging on their doors and windows as he tried to gain entry into their houses”. A man and a woman were in the home at 98 Pima Court. Police said the couple was watching television when they heard the...
  • Muslim woman receives other offers after quitting police academy

    05/05/2015 2:40:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 5, 2015 | By Mark Ferenchik & Encarnacion Pyle
    If the Columbus Police Division doesn’t change its policy banning head scarves for female Muslim officers, Ismahan Isse might have a couple of options outside Ohio. The Edmonton Police Service in Alberta, Canada, has reached out to Isse, the 29-year-old Somali-American who said she dropped out of the Columbus police academy this year because she was prohibited from wearing her head scarf, or hijab. The Dispatch wrote about Isse last week, and Staff Sgt. Mark Farnell, an Edmonton police recruiter, read about her dilemma online. He said Edmonton police designed a uniform for Muslim women that includes the head scarf....
  • Anti-Christian 'ambush' by CBS ignites Twitter war

    05/05/2015 2:39:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/5/2015 | BOB UNRUH
    Traffic on Twitter on Tuesday targeted the Christian-bashing that surfaced on a recent “Face the Nation” program with Bob Schieffer, with comments from Watchmen on the Wall, Franklin Graham, Concerned Women for America chapters and a long list of individuals. “The Southern Poverty Law Center sows discord and hatred at a time when our great nation needs love and healing,” posted Katie Gorka. The dispute is over Schieffer’s recent interview with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in the run-up to the U.S. Supreme Court arguments over whether the justices will affirm traditional, biblical marriage, or whether they will...
  • AZ POLL: Sen. McCain Under 50 Percent, Extraordinarily Vulnerable

    05/05/2015 2:29:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/5/15 | Michelle Moons
    Five-term incumbent Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has good reason to fear a primary challenge. Newly released data from liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling shows half of Arizona’s Republican primary voters disapprove of McCain’s job performance, and more than half would prefer a more conservative Senate candidate in 2016. After more than three decades in Washington, McCain earns merely 41 percent approval from Arizona Republicans and 36 percent from general Arizona voters, PPP finds. Just 37 percent reported a willingness to support the Senator in his 2016 re-election bid. In the days leading up to his re-election declaration, McCain and wife Cindy...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 5, 2015

    05/05/2015 2:12:38 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 5, 2015 | Mark Levin
    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 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 Obama Administration Could Limit Secretive Political Ads Before 2016. Will It?

    05/05/2015 2:08:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 5, 2015 | by Dana Liebelson
    Congressional Democrats are pressuring President Barack Obama's FCC to require super PACs and other secretive groups that buy political advertisements to disclose their major funders in those ads. Along with consumer advocates and a former FCC commissioner, some Democrats contend that the agency doesn't need congressional authorization to force super PAC donors to reveal their identities. But it's unclear whether the agency's top dog will have the appetite to act in the face of stiff Republican opposition. Last week, House Democrats introduced the Keeping Our Campaigns Honest (KOCH) act, a not-so-subtle jab at the billionaire Koch brothers, whose political network...
  • Obama eyes big change to rules on overtime pay

    05/05/2015 1:49:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 5, 2015 | ByARDEN FARHI
    Under current law, employers are required to pay time-and-a-half wages to employees working more than 40 hours a week only if they earn less than $23,660 annually. The Obama administration is intent on increasing - and likely more than doubling - that salary threshold, according to people briefed on the administration's plans. That change is likely to have significant impact on workers in retail and the food services industry, like a restaurant manger who earns $30,000 a year but works 60 hours a week. "We need a national wage floor that that rises each year, so that its purchasing power...
  • Obama raises money for Democrats — and gridlocks traffic — in NYC

    05/05/2015 1:42:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2015 | By Aaron C. Davis
    NEW YORK — At the head of the table, wearing a massive diamond brooch, was the widow of the man who was once the country’s richest African American. A few seats down, there was Wendell Pierce of HBO fame in “The Wire” and “Treme,” and beyond that, Baltimore Orioles slugger Adam Jones. Taking the microphone Monday evening inside a luxury upper East Side penthouse in Manhattan was President Obama, thanking everyone for attending the $10,000-a-plate fundraiser. “It is wonderful to see so many old friends and a few new ones,” Obama began. After headlining far fewer party fundraisers following Democrats’...
  • 2016 race: Why a Tea Party president is a real possibility

    05/05/2015 1:04:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2015 | Mark Meckler
    When the Tea Party began in 2009, even those of us at the heart of the movement couldn’t have predicted how it would permanently alter America’s political landscape. Just six years later, it’s undeniably at the heart of American politics in spite of countless attacks from the political establishment and from the national media. Because of the Tea Party’s strength and influence, candidates who call themselves conservative must prove their bona fides to successfully court any grassroots support at all. Sen. Ted Cruz is a great example. Clearly a Tea Party favorite, Cruz has stood strong in the Senate for...
  • Clinton team struggles against family legacy

    05/05/2015 12:30:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    CNN via WPTZ-TV ^ | May 5, 2015 | By Jeff Zeleny
    (CNN) —A month after launching Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, with every moment of her announcement video and reintroduction tour to voters carefully crafted, her campaign team now finds itself consumed by fending off a familiar, yet far more elusive, adversary: The Clinton legacy. Aides to Clinton still insist she will run the race on her own terms without distraction from whirlwinds of controversy. Yet strategists acknowledge sufficient concern by an erosion of trust and credibility that they are forcefully fighting back. One way is through a new blog, "The Briefing," which is notably not devoted to Clinton's platform for 2016,...
  • Patience Roggensack said there's no doubt she is chief justice

    05/05/2015 12:21:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 5-5-15 | Patrick Marley
    Patience Roggensack said Tuesday there is no doubt she is the Wisconsin Supreme Court's chief justice and that she didn't want to fight with any of her colleagues — in the process, taking jabs at how the court has been run. The justice told conservative WTMJ-AM (620) radio host Charlie Sykes she had been meeting with top court staff in recent days and planned to allow them and other justices to have more input than they have in the past. ~snip~ Roggensack did not respond to interview requests from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last week and did not immediately respond...
  • The Soft Corruption of Clinton, Inc. -- And How It Could Cost Democrats the Presidency

    05/05/2015 12:16:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 5, 2015 | by Miles Mogulescu
    If you're someone who wants to lessen the dominance of concentrated wealth over our political system, end the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington, significantly reduce income inequality and avoid foolish wars, do not be deceived that Hillary Clinton is your ally. Moreover, if the Democrats anoint Hillary as their nominee, there is a significant danger that public disgust at her soft corruption, and lack of trust in the veracity of her campaign pledges, could lead to a Republican becoming the next President. For their entire political careers, the Clintons have been servants of the oligarchy. Since President Clinton...
  • Capital Journal Daybreak: Clinton Takes Hit in WSJ Poll, Free Trade, More

    05/05/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 5, 2015
    Hillary Clinton‘s stature has been battered after more than a month of controversy over her fundraising and email practices, but support for her among Democrats remains strong and unshaken, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. In just seven weeks, a period in which Mrs. Clinton formally began her presidential campaign, the share of people with a negative view of her jumped to 42% from 36% in last month’s survey, and only a quarter of registered voters said they viewed her as honest and straightforward, down from 38% last summer. But she remains highly regarded among Democrats, with 76%...
  • To All Innocent Fifth Columnists: A Call to Action

    05/05/2015 11:43:33 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 9 replies
    1941 | Ayn Rand
    To All Innocent Fifth Columnists Ayn Rand - 1941 You who read this represent the greatest danger to America. No matter what the outcome of the war in Europe may be, Totalitarianism has already won a complete victory in many American minds and conquered all of our intellectual life. You have helped it to win. Perhaps it is your right to destroy civilization and bring dictatorship to America, but not unless you understand fully what you are doing. If that is what you want to do, say so openly, at least to your own conscience, and we who believe in...
  • POLL: RAND PAUL BEST REPUBLICAN TO DEFEAT HILLARY CLINTON

    05/05/2015 11:34:57 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 19 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)93% is most likely the Republican candidate that could beat Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Tuesday. “The GOP candidate who came closest to Mrs. Clinton was Sen. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)93% , who trailed by 47%-44%,” reports the Wall Street Journal. Paul leads Clinton among independent voters 45 percent to 37 percent. Last month Paul defeated Clinton in key swing states, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.
  • With Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Are Republicans Having a Latino Moment? [Barf Alert!]

    05/05/2015 11:01:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Reason.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Alexis Garcia
    “You get all these rural Mexicans who hate the government, hate taxes, love guns, and love the liberty to get as drunk as they want. Perfect Republicans. But the Republicans will never know that,” says Gustavo Arellano, author of the OC Weekly's "ˇAsk a Mexican!" column and author of the book Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. “So there is that opening for libertarianism to get more Latinos that way.”Calls for restricting Latino immigration in the United States has damaged the Republican brand among the Hispanic electorate, says Arellano. Since George W. Bush won over 40 percent of the...
  • Ted Cruz: I Understand Why People Fear A Possible Military Takeover Of Texas

    05/05/2015 10:52:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 48 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | MAY 4, 2015 | AHIZA GARCIA
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Saturday that he asked the Pentagon for answers about Jade Helm 15, a military training program that has sparked conspiracy theories about a possible military takeover of Texas, Bloomberg Politics reported. The 2016 presidential candidate told Bloomberg during the South Carolina Republican Party's annual convention that his office had been "assured that it is a military training exercise." But, he added, he also gets where the conspiracy theorists are coming from. "You know I understand the concern that's been raised by a lot of citizens about Jade Helm," Cruz told Bloomberg. "It's a question I'm...
  • Chuck Norris joins Ted Cruz (and others) in ‘Operaton Jade Helm’ conspiracy watch

    05/05/2015 10:42:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5 at 2:41 AM | Sarah Kaplan
    “If you haven’t heard about Operation Jade Helm 15, you need to,” says noted actor, martial artist and Internet meme Chuck Norris.It’s a training exercise planned for this summer involving four branches of the military and seven southwest states. According to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, the operation is routine (though extensive) and will have little to no impact on civilians.But Norris, and a handful of of other conspiracy-minded critics of President Barack Obama, don’t buy it. And Norris doesn’t think you should either.“The U.S. government says, ‘It’s just a training exercise.’ But I’m not sure the term ‘just’...
  • Why We Must Unite Behind Ted Cruz [Open letter to conservative talk show hosts]

    05/05/2015 10:36:35 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 113 replies
    trevorloudon.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Trevor Loudon
    Open letter to conservative talk show hostsI’m disappointed with conservative talk radio. I really can’t understand why our media giants, such as Rush Limbaugh , Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin, are not actively pushing for Ted Cruz….Conservative pundits have attributed the 2012 debacle, to the inability for conservatives to unite behind one strong conservative. YET WE’RE DOING IT AGAIN!?!While we’re window shopping, the other team lost no time with scorn, and vilification; ignoring and misrepresenting anything Cruz.Coalescing behind one guy, won’t happen by itself. Nor will the liberal leaning media help us in this regard. Conservative talk show hosts-the “editorial...
  • E.P.A. Carbon Emissions Plan Could Save Thousands of Lives, Study Finds

    05/05/2015 10:35:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2015 | By SABRINA TAVERNISE and CORAL DAVENPORT
    New carbon emissions standards that were proposed last year for coal-fired power plants in the United States would substantially improve human health and prevent more than 3,000 premature deaths per year, according to a new study. The study, led by researchers at Syracuse and Harvard Universities, used modeling to predict the effect on human health of changes to national carbon standards for power plants. Researchers calculated that the changes in the E.P.A. rule could prevent 3,500 premature deaths a year and more than 1,000 heart attacks and hospitalizations from air-pollution-related illness. Charles T. Driscoll, a professor of environmental systems engineering...
  • L.A. Launches More Gun Buyback Dog & Pony Show

    05/05/2015 9:05:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    gunalizer.com ^ | 5/5/2015 | RRangel
    Over this next weekend the city of Los Angeles, will be having more gun buybacks, for “illegal and unwanted guns.” The city handlers say it’s successful and necessary, yet there isn’t a peep about the failure of Proposition 47 in the CBS article, that has led to a major increase of violent crime and shootings in the city. It’s completely likely that gun buybacks, have no effect, being that there’s no actual deterrent to violence committed by criminals.
  • Mike Huckabee’s Love Affair With Big Government

    05/05/2015 9:05:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/05/2015 | By ALAN GREENBLATT
    Mike Huckabee had a pretty good record as governor. It’s too bad he can’t run on it. Better known in recent years for saying occasionally outrageous things as a commentator, Huckabee governed Arkansas for more than a decade as a pragmatist, devoting his attention to basics such as roads, schools and health care. On those issues, though, Huckabee generally took positions too liberal to suit a Republican presidential prospect in 2016—posing a conundrum for him as he plunges this week into the 2016 presidential race. “Mike Huckabee was the consummate conservative populist,” says Jay Barth, a political scientist at Arkansas’s...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 5, 2015

    05/05/2015 8:52:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Seattle $15 Minimum Wage Killing Jobs, Hurting Students

    05/05/2015 8:39:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/5/2015 | Walter Hudson
    Students at the University of Washington in Tacoma are getting an object lesson in the value of a dollar. As economic dominoes fall in the wake of a municipal minimum wage hike to $15 per hour in Seattle, university students find themselves digging deeper into their pockets to cover higher prices resulting from the mandate
  • Gun Ban Upheld, Federal Appellate Court Uses “Feelings” To Justify It

    05/05/2015 8:26:25 AM PDT · by HammerT · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/04/2015 | NRA ILA Contributor
    The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision on last week allowing a Chicago-area gun and magazine ban to stand. Such bans are justifiable, according to the court, merely on the basis that they “may increase the public’s sense of safety.” The case, Friedman v. Highland Park, was filed in 2013, and sought to invalidate a city ordinance that banned “assault weapons or large capacity magazines (those that can accept more than ten rounds).” [..] Remarkably, the majority went on to suggest that even if the ban’s incursion on Second Amendment rights had no beneficial effect on safety...
  • Moms Demand Launches Gun Control Push in Wake of Garland Attack

    05/05/2015 8:12:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/4/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On Sunday, two Islamic gunmen enraged by a Muslim cartoon contest opened fire at Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. The were immediately killed by good guys with guns. On Monday, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a new gun control push, complete with a PSA asking mothers to call other mothers and talk to them about locking up their guns.
  • The pistolero prevailed

    05/05/2015 7:41:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 77 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 5-5-2015 | Stu Tarlowe
    Reports on the terrorist attack on the "Draw Muhammed" art competition in Garland, Texas indicate that the two jihadis, armed with "assault rifles" and wearing "protective gear," were very quickly neutralized (within seconds of initiating their attack) by a Garland traffic cop armed with only a handgun. The bad guys rolled up at the site, exited their vehicle, and immediately opened fire on a police car at the entrance. They were able only to wound an unarmed security officer before the traffic officer engaged them and terminated the threat (and, in the process, their worthless lives).
  • What you may not know about refugee resettlement in the USA

    05/05/2015 7:40:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5-5-15 | Ann Corcoran
    4 minutes that may change your attitude. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PzT8vEvYPg&feature=share
  • Kofi Annan: Eat Bugs To Stop Global Warming

    05/05/2015 7:19:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 5, 2015 | by Michael Bastasch
    Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan wants you to eat more insects. Why? It’s better for the environment and your health, he argues. “Keeping meat consumption to levels recommended by health authorities would lower emissions and reduce heart disease, cancer, and other diseases,” Annan told The Guardian Sunday. “And of course there are alternative sources of protein. For example, raising insects as an animal protein source,” Annan said. “Insects have a very good conversion rate from feed to meat. They make up part of the diet of two billion people and are commonly eaten in many parts of the world.”
  • 500 groups urge repeal of ObamaCare cost-cutting panel

    05/05/2015 7:11:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2015 | By Peter Sullivan
    Over 500 organizations are calling on Congress to repeal a Medicare cost-cutting board that is part of ObamaCare. The panel at issue is called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), and is charged with coming up with ways to cut Medicare spending. Legislation to repeal the board sponsored by Reps. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) has 222 co-sponsors, including 19 Democrats. While some opponents of ObamaCare have called the IPAB a “death panel,” the board is banned by law from recommending changes that would ration care or require seniors to pay a higher share of costs. Its reforms...