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  • Why Did Trump Drop the Cruz Attacks?(Shockwave video in the link)

    02/05/2016 3:14:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Everybody's stumped today. Everybody's stymied. Everybody's curious. Can't figure it out. All of a sudden Donald Trump says he doesn't want to criticize Cruz anymore. All of a sudden Donald Trump says (paraphrased), "Yeah, you know what? I like Ted! I might even have him as my vice president if I get the nomination." "But, wait a minute! Everybody says you're thinking of suing him 'cause he's from Canada. What the hell's going on?" They can't figure out what happened. So they're assigning it to, "Well, you know, maybe Trump's insane." Then they say, "No, he's not...
  • No Women Allowed in Saudi Arabia Starbucks

    02/05/2016 3:02:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Ad Week ^ | Feb. 4, 2016 | Shawn Paul Wood
    Let’s start with when Starbucks opened up its location in Riyadh. The coffee siren is the face of Starbucks. Her flowing locks of java love strike those brand affinity chords nationwide and across the pond, so why not in the Middle East? Because boobies or some such. The logo was considered a bit too randy for the locals, so Starbucks completely caved and came up with a falling star on the Sydney Opera House in Australia. That story didn’t gain a lot of traction, but this more recent one is definitely approaching #PRFail territory. Women have been officially “barred” from...
  • Henry George and the Beginnings of Revolutionary Socialism in the United States

    02/05/2016 2:56:40 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    1884 | Richard T. Ely
    Henry George And The Beginnings Of Revolutionary Socialism In The United States.Part two of "Recent American Socialism", by Richard Theodore Ely Henry George's work, "Progress and Poverty," was published in 1879. In 1885, not six years later, it is possible to affirm without hesitation that the appearance of that one book formed a noteworthy epoch in the history of economic thought both in England and America. It is not simply that the treatise itself was an eloquent, impassioned plea for the confiscation of rent for the public good as a means of abolishing economic social evils, but rather that the...
  • Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th Man on Moon, Dies in Florida

    02/05/2016 2:48:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. He was 85. Mitchell died Thursday night at a West Palm Beach hospice after a short illness, his daughter, Kimberly Mitchell, said. Mitchell's passing coincides with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission, which ran from Jan. 31 to Feb. 9, 1971. Mitchell, one of only 12 humans to set foot...
  • British accuse Australia of banning them from WWI Battle of Fromelles centenary commemoration

    02/05/2016 2:40:36 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 5th February 2016 | Sophie Aubrey
    THE relatives of slain British soldiers have accused the Department of Veterans' Affairs of banning them from attending centenary commemorations for a catastrophic WWI battle that killed thousands of Australian soldiers. The Battle of Fromelles is among Australia's bloodiest military encounters and the brutal loss has long been blamed on a disastrous incompetence of British military strategy. A special service to mark the battle's 100th anniversary is to take place on July 19 this year at the Pheasant Wood military cemetery in Fromelles, northern France. The slaughter is viewed by historians as the darkest 24 hours in the Australia's history...
  • To Understand the Democrat Debate, You Must Understand Democrat Voters

    02/05/2016 2:39:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Democrat debate -- and, as I say, studied it. It was painful. Folks, I'm not kidding. It was painful on so many levels. I literally felt like I was a visitor from someplace and was not at all living in the world they were talking about. These people sounded like they were in a foreign country. I mean, it was that striking. It was just beyond anything that happens in my day-to-day world, listening to these two. It was Grandma and Grandpa just arguing, and I suffered through this. And I'm gonna explain to you why....
  • Trump vows "forward motion" on gay "equality"

    02/05/2016 2:36:52 PM PST · by GeronL · 30 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 5, 2016 | CR Wire
    New York billionaire Donald Trump promises "forward motion" on so called gay rights if elected president. While speaking with Bay Windows publisher Sue O'Connell Friday, Trump spoke about his wishes to unite the country on gay and lesbian issues. According to a report by Bay Windows: O'Connell, who is also Bay Windows' Publisher, identified herself as a lesbian in a question that noted the progress the LGBT community has made in the last two decades and asked Trump if voters can expect him to continue that momentum if elected "When President Trump is in office can we look for more...
  • Women Banned From Tinder After Trying to Get Their Matches to Vote Bernie

    02/05/2016 2:36:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/5 | Jay Hathaway
    The internet this month feels like nothing but a great big shouting match between the Bernie Bros and the Hillary Stans, a furious, overheated debate among people who basically agree about most issues. It’s even spilled over into the world of online dating, where Tinder has started banning users who were feeling the Bern a little too enthusiastically. Two women, who’d sent pro–Bernie Sanders messages to hundreds of men between them, told Reuters they’d had their accounts deactivated. Robyn Gedrich, 23, said she sent this campaign message to 60 men a day for two weeks: "'Do you feel the bern?'...
  • Obamacare: 2016 sticker shock

    02/05/2016 2:30:52 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 2, 2015 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Health insurers are proposing to raise Obamacare rates more than in the past - some by more than 70 percent - now that they are finally equipped with all the information they need to price those plans. Plans wanting to raise rates by at least 10 percent next year posted the proposed increase online Monday, as required by the 2010 healthcare law. Insurers are allowed to raise rates each year, but they must publish significant increases ahead of time. Insurers have sold plans in the law's new insurance marketplaces for two years in a row. But the difference in 2016...
  • Postmodern cultural totalitarianism has changed the very nature of man

    02/05/2016 2:15:07 PM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26 January 2016 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    Cultural totalitarianism did the impossible - it changed the very nature of man. An abstract ideology has suppressed the mind and senses - and the ability to feel compassion for real victims. ___ In my correspondence regarding the events in Cologne, an editor of a Russian newspaper asked me a natural, but discouraging question; "Where were the German men?" he enquired of me, perplexed. Indeed, for us who grew up in Soviet Russia, it would be inconceivable that some drunk young people could publicly mock and harass girls on New Year's Eve in the very center of Moscow or Saint...
  • Three Republicans Ask to Visit Iran to Observe ‘Iranian Democracy in Action’

    02/05/2016 2:10:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 5, 2016 | 4:17 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Three Republican lawmakers have asked Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to facilitate their visa applications to visit Iran, where they want to observe "Iranian democracy in action," meet with imprisoned Americans, and visit nuclear facilities. Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) say they also want to use the visit to get an update on Iran's ballistic missile developments, and to discuss with the IRGC its detention last month of 10 U.S. Navy sailors in the Persian Gulf. "If Iran is truly a partner in peace,...
  • “Significant Immigrant Populations from Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13

    02/05/2016 2:10:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2016
    A major bust involving the nation's most violent street gang reveals that the criminal enterprise--known as Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13--continues to be energized with new recruits provided by the steady flow of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. through Mexico. The affiliation between gangs and the hordes of Central American illegal immigrants who continue invading the U.S. is a story Judicial Watch has been reporting for more than a year. The Obama administration calls them Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and tries to portray them as innocent, desperate kids fleeing violence and famine in their homeland. The reality is much different,...
  • O.J Simpson's Life Behind Bars: 'He's A Broken Man,' Says Former Business Manager

    02/05/2016 1:59:39 PM PST · by Huntress · 54 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 2/5/16 | Unattributed
    O.J. Simpson has spent the past eight years locked up in Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center for his role in the 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping of a Las Vegas sports memorabilia dealer. He is not fairing well, his former business manager, Nick Pardo, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "He's a broken man," says Pardo. "He's really becoming a recluse and doesn't want to talk to anybody, including his own family." Adds Pardo, "He just wants to serve his time and part of him knows the only way to do that is to forget the outside world exists, which is hard to do...
  • Church of England minister found out from online video that her Muslim convert son had died [tr]

    02/05/2016 1:47:18 PM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2016 | Jay Akbar
    A Church of England minister has told of how she learned of her jihadi son's death through a video posted online. Reverend Sue Boyce said she was 'horrified' to discover her son Jake Petty, who went by the alias Abu Yaqoob Britani, had fled the UK to join ISIS in Syria in July 2014. He continued to stay in touch with his distraught family over WhatsApp but 'went quiet' in mid August.
  • Marco Rubio: People "born with" sexual preference

    02/05/2016 1:28:38 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | April 19, 2015 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Marco Rubio said he believes that sexual preference is decided at birth, but still believes that states should be able to decide if they want to define marriage as anything other than involving a man and a woman. "It's not that I'm against gay marriage. I believe the definition of the institution of marriage should be between one man and one woman," Rubio said in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation." "States have always regulated marriage. And if a state wants to have a different definition, you should petition the state legislature and have a political debate. I don't...
  • Elon Musk Personally Cancels 'Super Rude' Customer's Tesla Model X Order

    02/05/2016 1:27:07 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 3, 2016 | Kim Lachance Shandrow
    Warning: Watch your mouth when you talk about Tesla online. If you say the wrong thing, Elon Musk could bring down the hammer and block you from buying one of his precious electric cars.
  • Illegal immigrant is arrested over murder of American nanny in Austria after she took him in to [tr]

    02/05/2016 1:26:08 PM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2016 | Flemming Emil Hansen
    An illegal immigrant has been arrested over the murder of an American nanny who had given him shelter at her Vienna apartment. The 24-year-old Gambian had been wanted by police since the death of Lauren Mann, 25, from Grand Junction, Colorado last month. He was arrested on Thursday in Bern, Switzerland, at an asylum center there after his mobile phone use was traced.
  • Goodell proposes ejection for two personal fouls [NFL wussification march to the sea]

    02/05/2016 1:17:27 PM PST · by Bender2 · 36 replies
    Goodell proposes ejection for two personal fouls By Marc Sessler Around the NFL Writer SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear on Friday that he's prepared to crack down on egregious on-field penalties. --SNIP-- "I believe the league should pursue a policy where if there are two personal fouls in a game, there's an automatic ejection of a player," Goodell said. "I believe that that's consistent with what we believe are the safety issues, but I also believe it's consistent with what we believe are the standards of sportsmanship that we've emphasized."
  • Google to point extremist searches towards anti-radicalisation websites

    02/05/2016 1:16:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 02 February 2016
    Search engine giant reveals plans for pilot scheme to home affairs committee hearing, with Facebook and Twitter also probed over extremism policies __ Users of Google who put extremist-related entries into the search engine are to be shown anti-radicalisation links under a pilot programme, MPs have been told by an executive for the company. The initiative, aimed at countering the online influence of groups such as Islamic State, is running alongside another pilot scheme designed to make counter-radicalisation videos easier to find The schemes were mentioned by Anthony House, senior manager for public policy and communications at Google, who was...
  • Trump: Yes, I’ll be at the next Fox debate -- with Megyn Kelly

    02/05/2016 1:12:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/05/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Donald Trump’s climbdowns at the end of this week don’t stop with Ted Cruz, apparently. In an interview with Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg, Trump committed to attending the next Republican debate on Fox News on March 3rd, even with Megyn Kelly as moderator. He claimed that his boycott of the last Fox debate had “nothing to do with Megyn Kelly“:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I’ll be there, I have no objection to being there,” Trump said Friday on the “Steve Malzberg Show,” when asked if he’d be at the Fox News debate in March“And that had nothing to do...
  • Knocking on doors for Ted Cruz (gotta love the first picture!)

    02/05/2016 12:37:08 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 25 replies
    twitter ^ | November 5, 2016
    Knocking on doors for Ted Cruz...
  • Donald Trump admits skipping Fox debate may have cost him in Iowa

    02/05/2016 12:33:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    WWNT ^ | 02/05/2016 | Carrie Doyle
    Following the Iowa caucuses, the gloves have clearly come off between Republican caucus victor Ted Cruz and runner-up Donald Trump. But of course Trump doesn't actually expect anyone to nullify Iowa's results. Continuing the tweetstorm, Trump also pointed to a much-criticized Cruz mailer mocked up to look like an official notice from election authorities and geared at shaming Iowans into voting for him. That poll found that Trump had an overwhelming national lead, 34 percent to second-place Cruz at 18 percent. 'I think some people were disappointed that I didn't go into the debate, ' Trump said. Candidates now move...
  • Donald Trump Attends ‘Gay-Affirming’ Presbyterian ‘Church’ in Iowa Days Before Caucus

    02/05/2016 12:27:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian News ^ | 02/05/2016 | By Heather Clark
    MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Whether or not he was aware that it was not the same branch of Presbyterianism he claims to follow, Donald Trump obtained a lesson in "humility" during a reading at a "gay-affirming" Presbyterian USA congregation on Sunday, followed by a sermon from a woman pastor that included talk on welcoming refugees. "We talked about humility in church today," Trump told reporters following the service at First Presbyterian Church of Muscatine (PCUSA), which he visited prior to a campaign rally in the city, just days before the Iowa Caucus. "I don't know if that was aimed at me....
  • The Communist Manifesto Ranks Third in Assigned University Texts

    02/05/2016 12:17:22 PM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | January 29, 2016 | Kieren Underwood
    he Communist Manifesto is the third-most popular assigned book in universities' syllabi, according to the Open Syllabus Project. The Open Syllabus Project was made available to the public on January 22. It gathered over 1 million syllabi published on university websites, and set up a Syllabus Explorer to rank the frequency of assigned texts. The project's founders describe it as an "effort to make the intellectual judgment embedded in syllabi relevant to broader explorations of teaching, publishing and intellectual history."
  • To control the spread of Zika, Puerto Rico government orders price freeze on condoms

    02/05/2016 12:15:45 PM PST · by rrstar96 · 16 replies
    NotiUno.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | NotiUno
    (English translation) In the wake of scores of [Zika] cases that have been reported in eastern Puerto Rico and due to fears that it will spread to other municipalities, Department of Consumer Affairs (DACO) Secretary Nery Adames announced that the agency added condoms to the list of price freezes related to Zika-virus prevention due to the alleged relationship to sexual transmission. "Because of the causal relationship that has been established between a mosquito bite and the probability of sexual transmission, a price freeze on prophylactics and/or preservatives has been ordered. Therefore, every store, service station, place, or business that sells...
  • Connecticut town 45 minutes away from Newtown considers proposal that would ARM teachers

    02/05/2016 11:55:32 AM PST · by matt04 · 17 replies
    A Connecticut town located just 45 minutes by car from Newtown, the site of the third-deadliest school shooting in US history, is considering arming its school teachers. Elected officials in Kent, Connecticut voted 2-1 Wednesday to present information about a program called 'FASTER Saves Lives' to the town's Board of Education. 'FASTER' is an acronym that stands for Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response. The Kent Center School is the town of Kent's only school. Elected officials in the town are proposing to arm teachers ... Only one of three officials who voted on Wednesday is against the program. 'I...
  • Local Problems, Global Problems, and Government Competence

    02/05/2016 11:43:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Timothy D. Terrell
    Last August, an accident at a federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup project at the long-abandoned Gold King mine in Silverton, Colorado, resulted in a gusher of heavy metal-laden water into the Animas River. Not only did EPA project mismanagement cause the spill, but also its response after the accident was wholly inadequate. Apparently, it didn't notify nearby residents for 24 hours, and it failed to alert officials downstream quickly that the toxic water was coming. Any private firm that had done this would doubtless have been fined or otherwise penalized--by EPA. A recent water quality crisis in Flint, Michigan...
  • The $1 Trillion Elephant in the Room

    02/05/2016 11:32:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Gretchen Hamel
    In the midst of the election circus and pageantry, it seems once again fiscal policy issues have taken a backseat. This might not matter if the issue were not of dire importance to Americans and their futures. But on the heels of the new Budget and Economic Outlook released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) last week, it has become all too clear that the fiscal issues our country faces are very real and must be dealt with. Every year, this non partisan analysis of our projected debt and deficit published doesn't mince words- the deficit only continues to get...
  • Trump Vows "Forward Motion" On Gay "Equality"

    02/05/2016 11:29:29 AM PST · by newgeezer · 131 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 05, 2016 | CR Wire
    New York billionaire Donald Trump promises "forward motion" on so called gay rights if elected president. While speaking with Bay Windows publisher Sue O'Connell Friday, Trump spoke about his wishes to unite the country on gay and lesbian issues. According to a report by Bay Windows: O'Connell, who is also Bay Windows' Publisher, identified herself as a lesbian in a question that noted the progress the LGBT community has made in the last two decades and asked Trump if voters can expect him to continue that momentum if elected "When President Trump is in office can we look for more...
  • The More Republican Senators Hate Cruz the More America-Loving Voters Should Back Him

    02/05/2016 11:21:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Joy Overbeck
    There's a reason why nearly zero Republican Senators are rushing to the microphones to endorse Ted Cruz. Compared to his bold attempts to topple the president's middle-class-crushing, business-squashing, government-dependency-boosting, liberty-erasing imperialism, they look like the Lollipop Guild all obediently singing to Obama's tune. So they hate Ted Cruz. Americans want to know why they overwhelmingly voted to send Republicans to Congress to smash a presidency that nearly 67% oppose and they're furious that it seems nothing is ever done. Except by Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz led the fight against the Gang of Eight Bill that would have essentially handed amnesty...
  • Muslim Women: Obama's Slap in the Face

    02/05/2016 11:13:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Charlotte Hays
    "To Muslim women's rights activists fighting for equal access to mosques as part of a broader campaign for reform — from equal education for women and girls to freedom from so-called 'honor killings', the president's visit to a mosque that practices such blatant inequity represents a step backwards." That was from Asra Q. Nomani and Ify Okoye in the New York Times. They were referring to President Obama's visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore Wednesday, the first visit to a U.S. mosque he has made as president. Nomani and Okoye stood outside protesting the president's choice of venue. "While...
  • ‘As An African-American, I Support Him 100 Percent’: Newsboys Lead Singer...Endorses Ted Cruz

    02/05/2016 11:12:08 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 5, 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Singer-songwriter Michael Tait, the frontman for the Christian pop-rock band Newsboys, has officially endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president, citing the GOP hopeful's principles, saying that, as an African-American, he supports him "100 percent." Image source: YouTube/Newsboys Tait, who is an alumnus of Liberty University, told Fox News columnist Todd Starnes that when he saw the senator launch his campaign from the university in March of last year, that he saw Cruz's "drive" and 'hunger" for "solid principles.""I saw him, his family, the way he talked to people in person. I saw his drive, his hunger for solid principles,...
  • Nancy Pelosi invokes ‘the prophet Muhammad’ at National Prayer Breakfast

    02/05/2016 11:08:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | 02/05/16 | Casey Harper
    Congressmen, President Barack Obama and faith leaders from around the country met for the annual prayer breakfast in Washington, D.C. Thursday. At the breakfast, House Minority Leader Democrat Nancy Pelosi took the opportunity to invoke "the prophet Muhammad." Before reading from the Gospel of John, Pelosi talked about the similarity of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. "In the Gospel of John we see the golden rule that stands at the heart of the gospel, and as we hear these words from John 13, 15, and 17, we know that this message, this command of love is not confined to the New...
  • The Deadly Left Wing Media

    02/05/2016 10:56:15 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    Trumpet ^ | March/April 2004 | GERALD FLURRY
    The most trusted and powerful broadcasting organization in this world is the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the 1930s, it had a shameful history with Winston Churchill. Mr. Churchill was doing everything possible to warn and SAVE his country and the world from Adolf Hitler. Britain almost lost World War II. The world came dangerously close to being slaughtered and enslaved by Nazi Germany. A Churchill biographer, Henry Pelling, wrote that the BBC had kept him off the air on controversial questions in the 1930s. Those controversial questions included his strongest warnings about the dangers of Nazi Germany! The BBC...
  • The Bill Ayers-Dinesh D'Souza Debate: Bill Ayers Still Teaching Revolution

    02/05/2016 10:48:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Mary Grabar
    The Bill Ayers-Dinesh D'Souza "showdown" on February 3, at the University of Michigan was billed as a debate about "American exceptionalism." It began with Bill Ayers giving his opening statement, "Every human being is of incalculable worth." The aging radical boldly displaying his "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt was repeating a line he used at the Association of Teacher Educators conference in 2013, in a 2009 Huffington Post column putting forth his radical colleague Linda Darling-Hammond as Secretary of Education, and ad nauseam in his talks and publications that fill up over 40 pages of a curriculum vitae. Black Lives did...
  • Cruz wins Sumter GOP straw poll

    02/05/2016 10:38:12 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    Sumter Citizen ^ | February 5, 2016
    Texas senator Ted Cruz appears to have the support of a plurality of the most active local Republicans after winning the straw poll Thursday night at the final Sumter County GOP meeting before the South Carolina primary.Cruz, whose campaign also sent surrogates to the meeting to speak on his behalf, received 33 percent of the vote among the partisan crowd, well ahead of Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, each of whom received 15 percent in the straw poll to finish tied for second. Florida senator Marco Rubio finished fourth in the poll, with 13 percent.Slightly surprisingly, the...
  • Ted Cruz For Liberty... Ted Cruz For President

    02/05/2016 10:17:48 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 41 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | February 5, 2016 | Robert Kenyon
    The liberty movement must help elect Senator Ted Cruz the next President of the United States. Many of us in the liberty movement saw the handwriting on the wall some time ago, as far as the Rand Paul campaign was concerned. He came in a distant fifth in Iowa, a state many thought he would win a year ago. His polling looked bleak in the other early states, and he was short on resources. He likely could have gone on, but instead, suspended his campaign Wednesday morning. He'll focus on securing re-election to the Senate, which he should easily accomplish....
  • Hillary Clinton reveals her ‘litmus test’ for Supreme Court picks

    02/05/2016 10:11:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/5/16 | Ben Johnson
    DERRY, NH, February 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Hillary Clinton has a litmus test for Supreme Court nominees - several, in fact. At a Democratic event on Wednesday, Clinton unveiled her criteria in selecting a judge for the nation's highest court. “I do have a litmus test, I have a bunch of litmus tests," she said. "We’ve got to make sure to preserve Roe v. Wade, not let it be nibbled away or repealed,” she said. There have been over 58,000,000 abortions since the 1973 court ruling legalizing abortion in all 50 states, according to National Right to Life. That echoes her...
  • Cruz vs. Rubio

    02/05/2016 10:08:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    I have, since last September, written several times that I think the 2016 campaign comes down to a race between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The loss in Iowa after leading in the ten polls preceding the caucuses has taken the wind out of Donald Trump's sails. He is refusing to invest in New Hampshire and will not buy expansive data to micro-target voters. I suspect Christie, Bush, Kasich, and Fiorina fade. Ben Carson is already fading. Despite Carson's attacks on Ted Cruz over urging Carson supporters to stand with Cruz, the facts are that Ted Cruz's campaign relied on...
  • You Want Socialism? Look at the 10 Percent Jobless Rate in Europe

    02/05/2016 9:46:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Donald Lambro
    The legions of young voters who are flocking to Bernie Sanders' socialist banner is depressing. It is the latest manifestation of the dumbing down of the next generation of voters who really believe in the Vermont senator's dopey remedies for a persistently weak economy that barely grew in the last three months of 2015 by a 0.7 percent. "The U.S. economy slowed to a crawl," The Washington Post declared at the end of last month, "exposing new weaknesses in the nation's long and sluggish recovery." Sanders' ideological solution: get rid of the billionaires, all 536 of them, by taxing their...
  • MSNBC's Clinton-Sanders Democratic debate is lowest rated of the season

    02/05/2016 9:43:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 02/05/2016 | by Brian Stelter
    <p>MSNBC's feisty debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton received high marks from political observers, but not high ratings from ordinary viewers.</p> <p>It was the lowest-rated debate of the 2016 election cycle by far, according to preliminary Nielsen data. The debate had a 3.3 household rating in Nielsen's metered markets.</p>
  • Young Bernie fans waking up to suspect Iowa Caucuses were stolen by Hillary

    02/05/2016 9:26:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>All is proceeding exactly as I hoped. The nave and idealistic young supporters of Bernie Sanders are getting more and more evidence that the fix is in for Hillary Clinton, a corrupt, unappealing rich woman whose wealth comes from favor-seeking moneyed interests. It looks very much as though the Iowa Caucuses vote counting was rigged.</p>
  • Doing the Honorable Thing in New Hampshire

    02/05/2016 9:19:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Linda Chavez
    New Hampshire may well be the end of the campaign trail for more GOP hopefuls, as Iowa was for Rand Paul, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee. All three ran largely positive campaigns and comported themselves with dignity and grace when they bowed out. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for some of those hanging on by a thread in New Hampshire. Chris Christie and Jeb Bush, in particular, have decided their best chance to stay in the race is to attack other candidates. Chris Christie seems to be reverting to form as a guy with a mean streak, something he...
  • Trump: I’ve always liked Ted Cruz and haven’t ruled him out as VP

    02/05/2016 9:08:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/05/2016 | AllahPundit
    One Red State diarist wonders whether Trump’s four-day journey from gracious concession to sober self-reflection about his ground game to shrieking about fraud and a do-over in Iowa to low-key “it’s in the past” dismissal means that he’s actually insane. Old theory: Trump is erratic. New theory: Trump is bananas.I don’t think he’s bananas. I think this is what it looks like when a candidate decides to test out new lines of attack in real time, with the entirety of the media hanging on his every word, instead of with focus groups behind closed doors. In a striking reversal...
  • Aspiring NJ Cop Finally Gets His Firearms Privileges Restored

    02/05/2016 9:05:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Gabriella Hoffman
    A small but important Second Amendment victory was handed to one aspiring cop in New Jersey last week.A former private security guard, Josey-Davis had his firearms privileges restored on January 29, 2016, after a being arrested in September 2013 and subsequently charged with a felony. Josey-Davis is one of many people whose lives have been adversely affected by draconian anti-gun laws in deep-blue states. His miraculous victory—which has been largely ignored by civil rights groups and the media—is a repudiation of gun control policies that criminalize legal gun owners like him. Then a private security guard, Josey-Davis was charged with...
  • Don't Show Trump This Chart: All U.S. Job Gains Since Dec. 2007 Have Gone To Foreign-Born Workers

    02/05/2016 8:59:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/05/2016 | Tyler Durden
    With the Fed on the verge of a full relent and admission of policy error, the Fed's "data (in)dependent" monetary policy once again takes on secondary relevance as we progress into 2016. However, even with the overall job picture far less important, one aspect of the US jobs market is certain to take on an unprecedented importance. We first laid out what that is last September when we said that "the one chart that matters more than ever, has little to nothing to do with the Fed's monetary policy, but everything to do with the November 2016 presidential elections...
  • New Poll Shows Clinton, Sanders Tied -- Hillary's Lead Totally Evaporates In 6 Weeks

    02/05/2016 8:56:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/05/2016 | Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
    Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,The more peoplesee Hillary and Bernie head-to-head, the more people like Bernie. People are starting to get it. They understand the system has morphed into a rigged fraud, and they understand that Sanders really, desperately wants to change it. As much as Idisagree with a lot of Sanders' solutions (his economic statism for example), he clearly despises the status quo, and for many of the right reasons. Sanders is a revolutionary-type candidate, while Clinton is running to be just another placeholder for Wall Street and oligarchical interests.So as the American public...
  • 70% Of Jobs Added In January 2016 Were Minimum Wage Waiters And Retail Workers

    02/05/2016 8:52:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/05/2016 | Tyler Durden
    For those curious where the big jump in earnings came from, the answer appears rather simple: the reason, according to the BLS' breakdown of jobs added in January (per the Establishment survey), of the 151,000 jobs added in the past month, retail trade added 58,000 jobs in January, while employment in food services and drinking places, aka waiters and bartenders, rose by 47,000 in January.In other words, 70% of the job gains in January went to minimum wage workers. So how does one explain the snap higher in January wages? Simple: state regulations demanding higher wages for minimum wage...
  • American Muslim Leader Slams Wheaton 'Christians and Muslims Worship Same God' [1 John 2]

    02/05/2016 8:49:55 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 1/25/2016 | Samuel Smith
    Islam teaches that Christians and Muslims worship the same god, the head of The Center on American-Islamic Relations wrote last week in defense of a suspended Wheaton College professor who asserted that notion on Facebook in December. In an op-ed condemning the Illinois Evangelical higher education institution for suspending and attempting to fire political science professor Dr. Larycia Hawkins for asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same deity, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad argued that the school's belief that the two religions don't worship the same God displays a level of "ignorance." "It is clear that Wheaton College has...
  • Obama depicted as murderous devil in downtown Moscow (Video)

    02/05/2016 8:46:37 AM PST · by Arcy · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 | Andrew Blake
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