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  • Ted Cruz goes on the attack in Peterborough and Keene

    02/08/2016 8:50:32 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 1 replies
    WMUR 9 ABC ^ | February 8, 2016
    Ted Cruz criticized Sanders and condemned the idea of including women in the draft at his rallies in Peterborough and Keene...
  • Ben Carson: Now He’s a Politician

    02/08/2016 8:27:54 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 3 replies
    townhall ^ | February 8, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Politics is a full-contact sport, but it’s not OK to hit below the belt. Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio spent last week blaming frontrunner Sen. Ted Cruz for a problem that originated from Team Carson’s own disorganization—even after media records and Iowa exit poll data cleared Cruz. Before you vote in your primary, you deserve the truth...
  • The First Year of President Bernie Sanders: What Life in America Will be Like With Him at the Helm

    02/08/2016 8:26:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/08/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    On January 20, 2017, President Bernie Sanders was sworn into office. The elderly Vermont politician, who had always made waves, refused to use a bible, instead taking his oath on a smudged copy of his own economic five-year plan. He also unilaterally modified the presidential oath from "preserve, protect and defend" to "enhance, enrich and humanize the Constitution of the United States". The unlikely candidacy of Bernie Sanders had shocked and divided a party and then a nation. President Sanders won the Democratic Party nomination by going far to the left and then, defying conventional wisdom, he moved even further...
  • VIDEO: Papers shake in Bill Clinton's hand as he accuses Sanders supporters of 'sexism'

    02/08/2016 8:21:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | February 8, 2016 | Olaf Ekberg
    An increasingly geriatric Bill Clinton is upping his attacks on the 74-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders, and is attempting to link anonymous internet "trolls" to Hillary's rival. Holding apparent print outs of internet comments, Clinton escalated his attacks on his wife's opponent in Milford, New Hampshire Sunday night. Bill Clinton Takes Aim at Bernie Sanders "For her, this is not about grand revolution. This is about whether can improve peoples lives," Clinton said with a frail voice. "Vicious trolling," he dubbed apparent comments made towards female Clinton supporters, "that are literally too profane often - not to mention sexist - to...
  • Sick and Tired of ‘God Bless America’

    02/08/2016 8:20:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/08/2016 | Susan Jacoby
    THE population of nonreligious Americans -- including atheists, agnostics and those who call themselves "nothing in particular" -- stands at an all-time high this election year. Americans who say religion is not important in their lives and who do not belong to a religious group, according to Pew Research Center, have risen in numbers from an estimated 21 million in 2008 to more than 36 million now. Despite the extraordinary swiftness and magnitude of this shift, our political campaigns are still conducted as if all potential voters were among the faithful. The presumption is that candidates have everything to gain...
  • Beyonce Super Bowl Performance Pays Tribute To Black Panthers

    02/08/2016 8:17:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    Singer Beyoncé Knowles brought black liberation politics to the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday in a performance that appeared to pay tribute to the Black Panthers.
  • Obama admin accused of forcing bank to pay baseless racial settlement

    02/08/2016 8:10:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The New York Post had something of an overlooked bombshell report this weekend regarding a settlement reached between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Ally Bank last year. This is a strange story and if it proves true it could seriously affect the reputation and position of the CFPB. The case in question was a very expensive settlement reached between the Bureau and Ally over charges that they engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination in their automotive loan lending practices, denying applications or charging higher fees to minority applicants. But according to some new documentation revealed by the...
  • Even In Italy,Christian Converts From Islam Live In Fear Of Reprisals

    02/08/2016 8:03:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Recent reports suggest that over a thousand converts to Christianity from Islam currently live in Italy, but hide their conversions for fear of retaliation from the Muslim community against themselves and their families.
  • Internet freaks out over Super Bowl Doritos baby ultrasound ad

    02/08/2016 8:03:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/09/2016
    A Super Bowl Doritos ad featuring a woman who goes into premature labor when the father teases his unborn child with nacho chips has drawn both outrage and applause on social media. On Super Bowl Sunday -- the biggest advertising day of the year in the US -- marketing giants pulled out every trick in the trade, enlisting celebrity power to peddle their brands and creating strange and wacky storylines to try and retain viewers' attention. But while most ads garnered a chuckle at most, it was a Doritos commercial titled "Ultrasound" that had the internet freaking out, with some...
  • New Hampshire will go down as the place where Hillary Clinton's campaign lost its way

    02/08/2016 8:02:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Zef Chafets
    Political prognostication is an uncertain art, never more so than in the New Hampshire primaries of 2016. On the eve of the elections, equipped as I am with all the most scientific polling and profoundest opinions of the professional pundits, I still wouldn't place a bet on the electoral outcome of the race. On other hand, I'd be willing to put a few dollars on the proposition that, when the history of the 2016 presidential race is written, the past week in New Hampshire will go down as the place where the Clinton campaign lost its way. Bernie Sanders didn't...
  • CDTA video of alleged UAlbany attack 'not clear-cut' [Black Lies Matter]

    02/08/2016 7:55:13 AM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 5 replies
    Albany TU ^ | February 5, 2016 | By Jordan Carleo-Evangelist
    A handful of video recordings of the alleged racial assault on three black University at Albany students last weekend do not clearly show the women being attacked on a bus by a large group including white men, two community leaders who saw the recordings said Friday. The videos also contain no audible racial slurs — though the audio quality is often "bad" and sometimes nonexistent, said Common Council President Carolyn McLaughlin and Alice Green, a longtime social justice activist in the city. But Green and McLaughlin, both leaders in the city's African- American community, stopped short of questioning the women's...
  • Sanders First Regarded VA Wait List Scandal as Partisan Effort to Undermine Agency

    02/08/2016 7:50:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | February 8, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), now a Democratic presidential candidate, was slow to take seriously reports in 2014 of the use of fake wait lists by Department of Veterans Affairs employees. As the New York Times reported, Sanders, then chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, initially indicated that the controversy was being fueled by a partisan effort to undermine the government agency.Sanders defended the VA amid reports, which first came to light in April 2014, that staffers at the Phoenix VA hospital used secret wait lists to conceal the long periods of time that veterans were delayed before...
  • How rich is Bernie Sanders?

    02/08/2016 7:50:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    There is a short answer to the question: a lot richer than he admits. And the longer answer is even more interesting.  Writing at Doug Ross’s Director Blue, Cliff Kincaid explains: [former publisher of Campaigns & Elections Magazine James] O’Brien has analyzed the financial status of Sanders and his wife, including their financial disclosure report, and has concluded they have a net worth in the range of $1.2 to $1.5 million, not the $700,000 or less that is usually reported by the media. (snip) …his wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, left her position as president of Burlington College under controversial circumstances and...
  • Obama: Zika Is Not Ebola-"A Lot Of People Get It And Don't Even Know That They Have It"

    02/08/2016 7:48:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview that aired on “CBS This Morning” on Monday, President Barack Obama weighed in on the threat of the Zika virus posed to the country. Obama downplayed the threat and urged people not to panic.
  • Ratings Gold: GOP's NH Debate Crushes Dems, Draws 13.2 Million Viewers

    02/08/2016 7:35:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Guy Benson
    CONCORD, NH -- Saturday night's Republican debate in Manchester drew a robust 9.3 rating, attracting an average of 13.2 million viewers.  This was up slightly from Fox News' pre-Iowa debate, likely due to three factors: High voter interest now that actual balloting is underway, its airing on over-the-air broadcast network, and the anticipated return of Donald Trump to the stage.  Although these numbers are substantially down from the sky-high ratings of the first few Republican debates -- which ranged from 18 to 24 million viewers -- they're still historically high.  ABC's forum held on the same weekend of the 2012 campaign was that...
  • No Deal: How Does Trump Plan to Reform America's Healthcare System?

    02/08/2016 7:27:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/08/2016
    Donald Trump doesn't know what he thinks about health care. He has been a periodic advocate of a United Kingdom–style monopoly system and a periodic critic of such monopolies. He says that we should repeal the so-called Affordable Care Act and replace it with . . . something. Something "terrific." Well. When asked by New Hampshire debate moderator Mary Katharine Ham whether his flirtations with single-payer leave him closer to Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders than to mainstream Republicans, Trump gave a hilariously incoherent answer based in one part on banalities and one part on lies -- which is the Trump...
  • Having A Pair

    02/08/2016 7:19:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | John P. Warren
    Yesterday, in New Hampshire, Madeline K. Albright told a rally--with Hillary standing there, laughing--there's a special place in hell for women who don't help women. I say there's a special place in hell for voters in a free country who insist on being stupid. For months, certain pundits have hooted over RNC nightmares of Trump or Cruz as the party standard bearer. Imagine, on the other hand, the terror amongst DNC insiders should Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton led them over a cliff. For a party that produced the likes of FDR, Truman, and JFK, this is, indeed, a dark...
  • A peek behind Belgium’s euthanasia curtain

    02/08/2016 7:14:08 AM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 2/8/16 | Michael Cook
    Another euthanasia scandal in Belgium. Two sisters have complained on a television program, Terzake, about the euthanasia of their sister. Tine Nys was 38 at the time and had broken up with her live-in boyfriend. On Christmas Eve 2009 she announced that she was going to be euthanased.After interviews with doctors, she was given a lethal injection on April 24, 2010, with her mother and father and her two sisters, Lotte and Sophie, at her bedside.Belgium allows people to request euthanasia if they have unbearable psychological suffering, not just a terminal illness. Tine was obviously a troubled woman and 15...
  • For Americans, Global Freedom Is A Mission That Crosses Party Lines

    02/08/2016 6:38:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    Freedom House, the esteemed human rights and democracy organization, is out with the latest edition of its flagship publication, "Freedom in the World," an annual survey of political rights and civil liberties in every country on earth. The news is dispiriting. For the 10th year in a row global freedom declined, with 72 countries becoming less free, while 43 made gains. Of the world's 7.3 billion people, only 40 percent live in countries rated "Free,"down from 46 percent a decade ago. Another 24 percent live in nations designated as "Partly Free," while the remaining 36 percent — more than one-third of the...
  • Beyonce turns Super Bowl halftime into Black Panthers, Black Lives Matter, Malcom X rallying cry

    02/08/2016 6:38:28 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 110 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 2/8/2016 | Staff
    Pop star Beyonce turned one of America’s greatest annual sporting events into a political propaganda statement with a halftime show honoring the controversial Black Lives Matter movement. As she belted out her new song “Formation,” a celebrated anthem for black pride, dancers performed in wardrobe similar to members of the Black Panthers.
  • Guns Are Virulent Viruses: Wipe Them Out!

    02/08/2016 6:27:23 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 2/8/2016 | Roger J. Katz
    Clinical psychologists and political propagandists know very well that, how a person perceives reality - how a person perceives the world around him - becomes the world a person lives in. No one knows this better than members of the antigun movement and those that support its efforts, including antigun legislators and billionaire globalists, all of whom see, in America's Second Amendment, something incompatible with the new pan-Western ethos. They unabashedly seek not only to repeal the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but to debase it, to demolish it, to obliterate it.
  • Wall Street’s Straight Man in Washington [LGBT > Christian Con Wall Street Whore] [Link Only]

    02/08/2016 6:24:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | January 14, 2016 | Joshua Green
    here
  • 2 Killed, 20 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    02/08/2016 6:18:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | February 8, 2016
    Two men were killed and at least 20 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend, according to Chicago Police. At least 14 other people have been shot in separate attacks since 5 p.m. Friday.
  • 20- YO Muslim t Rapes Boy: “I Haven’t Had Sex In Months- I Just Couldn’t Help Myself”

    02/08/2016 6:01:02 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/6/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Sick. Deranged. Evil. No self control, no respect for anybody, just kill, steal, and destroy lives. And they know what they are doing- they just do not care. All that the Muslim "refugees" have done since they have been invited into Europe by the Western European governments is bring destruction. This madness will only continue until European leaders and their people stand up against it. In the meantime, these invaders will leave a trail of broken lives such as that of this poor boy. Via BreitBart: An Iraqi migrant has admitted to raping a ten year old boy in a...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: Four remain under FBI siege, disputing PPN, Pete Santilli's arrest-First Amendment

    02/08/2016 6:00:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    2/8/2016 | Self
    At the outset, lets remember the four people who are still occupying the Harney County Resource Center (Malheur National Wildlife Refuge). There are a lot of people out there who want you to forget them, including some calling themselves their friends. David Fry Sean Anderson Sandy Anderson Jeff Banta Are they heroes, outlaws, or is one or more them working for the FBI? When you consider what they are doing now in comparison with the unusual activities of the "Pacific Patriots Network" in recent days, I'd say they are at least consistent right or wrong. David Fry came out with...
  • As immigration resurges, U.S. public schools help children find their footing

    02/08/2016 5:42:30 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Washingtom Post ^ | 2/8/2016 | Emma Brown
    As U.S. presidential candidates fight over the best way to address the influx of Central Americans across the Southwest border -- with debate about building walls and deporting immigrants -- the nation's public schools have opened their doors, taking responsibility for helping tens of thousands of children find their footing here. It's not an easy task. Many of the new arrivals don't speak much English and are behind academically. They often come with scars, having fled desperate poverty or violence or both. Many endured difficult journeys, sometimes leaving their families behind or rejoining parents in the United States after years...
  • Wind Energy Lobbyist: ‘Drastic Steps’ On Climate Change Or We’ll ‘Lose Up To 50% Of The(T)

    02/08/2016 5:40:51 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/5/2016 | Penny Starr
    "You can find all sorts of information at National Audubon, National Wildlife Federation, National Resource Defense Council - all commissioned studies -showing that if we don't take drastic steps to reduce the impacts of climate change, that we will lose up to 50 percent of the global species in our generation," Anderson said.
  • Cruz: Drafting Women is 'Nuts'

    02/08/2016 5:40:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    News Max ^ | February 8, 2016 | Loren Gutentag
    During Saturday night's Republican presidential debate on ABC, candidates Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie argued their support for requiring women to register for a potential draft, however Ted Cruz said on Sunday that he not only opposes the idea, but wonders if his counterparts are 'nuts,' Politico reports. "I have to admit, as I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was, 'Are you guys nuts?'" Cruz said Sunday at a town hall in New Hampshire. "Listen, we have had enough with political correctness, especially in the military. Political correctness is dangerous. And the idea that...
  • Ben Carson: Now He's a Politician

    02/08/2016 5:18:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Katie Kiefer
    Politics is a full-contact sport, but it's not OK to hit below the belt. Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio spent last week blaming frontrunner Sen. Ted Cruz for a problem that originated from Team Carson's own disorganization—even after media records and Iowa exit poll data cleared Cruz. Before you vote in your primary, you deserve the truth. "You don't have to be a politician to tell the truth," Carson quipped in a recent debate. No, you don't. So let's start telling the truth. Unless you’re now a politician. Carson finished 4th in the February 1 Iowa caucus. Cruz...
  • Muslims gang-rape teen: “She has nothing to complain about. Women must obey men.”

    02/08/2016 5:09:08 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 2/6/2016 | Pamela Geller
    Why was this girl at a party with Muslim migrants from Iraq? Because the Belgian media and political establishment keep repeating that the "refugees" are harmless, and that Europeans should welcome them, and that any concern about them shows that you're a racist-islamophobic-anti-muslim-bigot. This is the result. Certainly she behaved irresponsibly in being there at all and drinking enough to pass out, which is not to say anything justifies their behavior (except the Quran, that is, which allows Muslim men to use non-Muslim women as sex slaves, "captives of the right hand," 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). But the even...
  • The Case for Donald Trump

    02/08/2016 4:37:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    It's easy to make the conservative case against Donald Trump - he's a Hillary-donating human troll doll who displays the interpersonal skills of Damien from "The Omen" while practicing the same deep, abiding commitment to conservative ideology as Charlie Sheen does to sobriety. Yet millions upon millions of Americans - some committed conservatives - still choose to support his nomination and, stunningly, do so on purpose. We need to understand why. In the Army, you call it "red teaming" - looking at the fight from the enemy's point of view. In the law, a trial lawyer must not only know...
  • Colonial Williamsburg Super Bowl ad shows World Trade Center falling, angers viewers

    02/08/2016 3:43:35 AM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 8, 2016
    A Super Bowl ad promoting tourism in Colonial Williamsburg made a questionable choice in showing video of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. The commercial, which aired in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, begins with reversed footage of achievements throughout American history:
  • The State Of Our Union

    02/08/2016 3:14:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The best New Year's Resolution I ever made was to stop trying to reason with unreasonable people. That may be especially valuable during an election year. With 4 of the 9 Supreme Court justices being more than 75 years old, the next president will probably be appointing replacements who can help determine the direction of American law well into the next generation.
  • The Classiest Debate Moment That No-One Noticed – Never Leave A Good Man Down…

    02/07/2016 9:43:49 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 67 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | February 7, 2016 | sundance
    Few people will talk about this, and fewer will even want to acknowledge it, but what Donald Trump did before the debate even began shows the measure of a real man’s worth. At the beginning of the ABC debate, each of the candidates were being introduced in a specific order. The first name called to the stage was Chris Christie. The applause was loud and lingered through the time when Martha Raddatz called the second candidate Ben Carson. Dr. Carson did not hear his name called (easy to understand why when you listen to the video) and stood in the...
  • Panthers' Cam Newton refuses to answer questions, storms out after Super Bowl loss to Broncos

    02/07/2016 8:48:25 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 298 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Eliot Shorr-Parks
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton just gave his critics all the ammunition they need. Already under fire for how he conducts himself on the field, Newton went silent after his team's 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Super Bowl 50, sulking at the podium and essentially refusing to answer questions.
  • Cam Newton now must face a sickening reality

    02/07/2016 8:19:29 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 109 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 7, 2016 | Mark Cannizzaro
    The dab is dead until further notice. There would be no dabbing on this night for Cam Newton -- the biggest night of his NFL career, a night when the Panthers superstar was attempting to complete one of the greatest seasons a quarterback has ever delivered. As it does for every team that loses the Super Bowl, the end came in an almost violent abruptness. Broncos 24, Panthers 10 in Super Bowl 50 Sunday night at Levi's Stadium sucked the life from every one of the Carolina players, but none more than Newton, who'd been so brilliant all season. Newton,...
  • Oh Yeah: Gun Permits Are Surging In Minnesota

    02/07/2016 7:28:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Minnesota residents are lining up to obtain gun permits, with an uptick of 6,000 permits last month. Fears over terrorism and President Obama's recent executive actions on gun control are responsible for the rush, though the Star Tribune added that some of their numbers might be permit renewals. Regardless, there still was a drastic increase in Minnesotans who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights: Since the beginning of the new year, there have been at least 221,712 active permit holders — a 6,189 increase from December 2015, according to a monthly data report from the state's Bureau of Criminal...
  • Don Davis, owner of Don's Guns, dies

    02/07/2016 6:50:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Indianapolis Star | February 5, 2016 | Michael Anthony Adams
    Link only, per agreement with Gannett
  • Barack Obama Celebrates Super Bowl With Picture Of ... Barack Obama (Caption the Wee Wee)

    02/07/2016 6:49:27 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 7, 2016
    There's just a certain something about that Twit's Tweets!
  • ICYMI: January Set Another Record For Gun Sales

    02/07/2016 6:46:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Last December, we saw 3.3 million background checks being conducted by the FBI on firearm purchases. That's a record number. In all, 23.1 million total checks were run through the National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) system, making 2015 a record year for gun sales. Again, the reasons for the dramatic increase are straightforward. We have a pro-gun control Democratic president; we’ve seen a rash of horrific terrorist attacks; and said president has enacted a series of executive actions on gun control. For January, it was yet another record year, as Stephen Gutowksi of the Free Beacon wrote earlier this...
  • Bill Aimed at Ending Operation Choke Point Passes House

    02/07/2016 6:03:30 PM PST · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | February 5, 2016 | NRA-ILA
    On Thursday, a bi-partisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 766, the ‘‘Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015,” sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO). As we reported last year, this bill targets the abuses of Operation Choke Point (OCP), an Obama administration “enforcement” program that lumped together legal and illegal businesses into a “high risk” category and threatened the banks with intense regulatory scrutiny. The goal of OCP was to deter the banks from forming or continuing relationships with the targeted industries, thereby driving them out of business. Included on this list were firearm and ammunition...
  • Cruz Cruises in Americana Setting

    02/07/2016 5:02:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 7, 2016 | Roger L. Simon
    Is there a more perfect Americana setting than Peterborough, New Hampshire? Maybe a few, but you could count them on half a hand.Ted Cruz delivered his message early this afternoon in that town's traditional town hall, whose interior resembles Dartmouth's Webster Hall but is smaller and, again, more perfect, stunning really in its clean aesthetics.The event attracted media ranging from Fox's Bret Baier to Mother Jones' David Corn, who was scribbling away, clearly eager to refute every word coming from the Texas senator. As with Rubio earlier in the day, I had to admire the skill of Cruz's well-honed stump...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Richard D Winters ~ 08 February 2016

    02/07/2016 5:00:10 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 158 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Richard D. Winters Info from here. Major Richard "Dick" D. Winters (January 21, 1918 - January 2, 2011) was a United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commanded Company "E", 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II.Winters parachuted into Normandy in the early hours of D-Day, and fought across France,...
  • Video: Howard Dean admits labor unions are "Super PACs that Democrats like"

    02/07/2016 4:07:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Does this qualify as a “gaffe” when defined in classic Washington terms? Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean sat down with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC to talk about the New Hampshire primary and seems to have lost control of his better partisan senses for a moment. Mitchell was quizzing him about all the money that Hillary Clinton has taken from special interest groups though her Super PACs and her paid speaking engagements, relating these bits of history to recent attacks coming from Bernie Sanders’ campaign. Dean is one of Clinton’s most vocal (and frequently incomprehensible) supporters and he didn’t take kindly...
  • Why Rand Paul supporters should resist the #FeeltheBern calls

    02/07/2016 3:37:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    There’s a new push by Bernie Sanders supporters to try to lure Rand Paul supporters into the #FeeltheBern fold. Julie Borowski was the first to notice a meme circulating around the web, and put it up on her Facebook page. First off, it’s doubtful Borowski is even considering Sanders as a potential candidate because of her videos on economic freedom and past criticism of Sanders. But it’s not surprising at all to see Sanders supporters go after Paul ones based on the stances listed in the meme. After all, Paul supporters have targeted Sanders supporters over certain issues before turning...
  • Hillary, The Obamoid Agenda, And The USA’s Middle Class

    02/07/2016 3:30:09 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 2 replies
    The New Terrapin Gazette ^ | Feb 7, 2016 | LBB
    Unfortunately few observers have remarked on the obvious religious nature of the Warmers' critique; after all, the screed of their cult begins with human hubris and misdeeds, claims those sins produce utterly fantastic results, predicts catastrophe for generations yet unborn, and demands immediate reform and pietistic obedience to inerrant authority. The cult is Biblical in its self-assurance. Any belief system so constructed should bear a heavy burden of proof before it hijacks governmental power. Of course the dispute continues, but note, please, that it is now fueled by the (simple, but irrelevant) fact that industry produces many tons of carbon...
  • Lawsuits over spotted frog worry farmers

    02/07/2016 3:24:51 PM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Bend Bulletin ^ | Feb. 7, 2016 | Joseph Ditzler
    The farm fields in Jefferson County are quiet this time of year, the irrigation ditches dry, the crops dormant and the tractors, combines and balers parked in barns until spring. Even so, farmers are busy calculating their costs for the spring planting season, and this year they're factoring in a little bit of fear.
  • Why Rubio claims 'Obama knows what he's doing'

    02/07/2016 3:01:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | February 7, 2016 | Michael Grunwald
    Gaffe or no gaffe, it makes a lot of sense when you think about it. What was Marco Rubio thinking Saturday night in Manchester, New Hampshire? Why would he repeat the same canned talking point four times, even after Chris Christie accused him of constantly repeating his canned talking points? And if he had to repeat a canned talking point during a Republican debate, why on earth would he choose one about how Barack Obama knows what he's doing? The knows-what-he's-doing debacle felt like Rubio's political Fredericksburg, a futile repetitive charge into overwhelming enemy fire. Christie's brutal mockery of Rubio's...
  • UN's Ban gets booed at New York synagogue

    02/07/2016 2:52:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/16
    UN Director-General Ban Ki-Moon spoke at Park East Synagogue in New York on Saturday, in a speech for International Holocaust Remembrance Day - but he was met with boos in light of his recent virulently anti-Israeli statements. Two weeks ago on Tuesday Ban expressed sympathy for murderous Palestinian terrorism in Israel, saying, "it is human nature to react to occupation." The comment was met with outrage in Israel. In his speech at the synagogue Ban steered completely clear of Israel, instead only speaking about the universal messages from the Holocaust regarding the need to combat racism and violence. But the...
  • Hamas doctors blame Gaza mental health problems on blockade

    02/07/2016 2:48:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16 | Dalit halevi
    Gazan mental health experts are claiming that the Israeli blockade on Gaza is causing more cases of mental health disorders in the populace due to the unemployment rate and the continued degradation of the local economy. The head of the department for the development of health in the Gaza Health Ministry, Hashim al-Mudlal, told the Palestine news paper that statistics are showing a rise in the number of people who are requesting mental health services in the various clinics around Gaza. Among the symptoms that are being described to health workers are hypertension, lack of urinary control, and mental disturbances....