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  • Justice Randy J. Holland to speak on Magna Carta [Delaware and Area Interest]

    10/05/2015 8:23:22 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 4 replies
    Delaware Public Archives ^ | October 2015 | Delaware Public Archives
    October 7, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland will speak at the Delaware Public Archives on Wednesday evening, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., on the topic of the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, the so-called Great Charter of 1215, which serves as the foundation for both the British and American systems of government. Justice Holland is the editor of the book, Magna Carta, Muse and Mentor, published in 2014 by the Library of Congress and Thomson Reuters to commemorate the anniversary. Among the book’s authors are Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Justice Sandra Day O’Connor...
  • Bidenwatch: He might make a decision this week … maybe

    10/05/2015 7:21:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/05/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    At what point does indecision about whether to be a leader of his party, if not his nation, become self-parody? CBS News reports this morning that this will be the week that the man who can’t decide whether to run for the Democratic nomination for leader of the free world will finally make up his mind. Or it might be next week. Who knows? Vice President Joe Biden is nearing a decision on whether to run for president, and it could come as early as within the next seven to 10 days, according to three people familiar with his...
  • How 7 years of Obama brought the world from Kumbaya to chaos

    10/04/2015 10:39:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 3, 2015 | NY Post Editorial Board
    <p>Three years ago, Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney’s statement that Russia remained America’s main foe, taunting: “The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back.”</p> <p>Four years earlier, Obama stood at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to declare all people would join him around a global campfire and end the world’s evils and miseries.</p>
  • The (too many) hats of Huma Abedin: A tale of Clintonworld

    10/04/2015 10:08:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 10-3-15 | Post Editorial Board
    That Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had her fingers in multiple financial pots — even while still high up in the State Department — is no secret. But the full extent of Abedin’s blurring of roles is coming to light. This summer, The Washington Post revealed that, at one point, Abedin — unusually granted “special government employee” status — was getting paid four different ways: from the taxpayers for her State work, from the Clinton Foundation, as political adviser to Hillary and by the Clinton-allied firm Teneo Holdings. The Washington Times reported last week how Huma’s hats came together in...
  • Biden to announce 2016 decision within days: report

    10/04/2015 10:01:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 10/3/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce whether he will run for president in the next seven to 10 days, according to CBS News. Two of the three sources CBS News cited said the vice president is leaning toward running. ADVERTISEMENT Several Democratic donors who have met with Biden also told CBS News they came away with the impression that he would run. The sources say Biden will sit out the first Democratic primary debate Oct. 13 even if he announces his candidacy before then. A spokesperson for the vice president did not comment to CBS News on the...
  • Bernie Sanders Supports U.S. Arming Rebels To Overthrow Syrian President Assad, Opposes No-Fly Zone

    10/04/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    HNGN ^ | 10/4/15 | Taylor Tyler
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he supports the U.S.'s continued arming and funding of so-called moderate rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but contrasted himself with front-runner Hillary Clinton by opposing the establishment of a unilateral American no-fly zone in the country. -snip- No-fly zones have also been proposed recently by Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
  • Biden entry would boost Bernie Sanders, say Dems

    10/04/2015 2:06:44 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/4/15 | Niall Stanage
    A Joe Biden presidential campaign would help Bernie Sanders by hurting Hillary Clinton, according to Democratic Party insiders and other experts. Biden, whose ideology is more similar to Clinton’s than the left-wing senator from Vermont, would siphon off more of her supporters, according to most polls.
  • Biden: No question transgender people can serve in military

    10/04/2015 1:59:31 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 04, 2015 | Associated Press
    Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban. Biden's declaration at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner Saturday goes further than anything the Obama administration has said before, evoking memories of when Biden outpaced President Barack Obama in endorsing gay marriage. Although the White House says Obama supports a Pentagon review aimed at ending the transgender ban, neither Obama nor the military has said definitively that the policy will be changed. "No longer is there any...
  • Bernie Sanders packs ’em in during campaign stop

    10/04/2015 7:11:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 4, 2015 | Lindsay Kalter
    Bernie Sanders blazed across the Bay State yesterday, drawing record crowds, name-dropping Elizabeth Warren and greeting rapturous crowds on his first campaign tour of Massachusetts. “As your senator, Elizabeth Warren, reminds us: This is a rigged economy. Heads, they win. Tails, you lose,” the self-avowed socialist told more than 20,000 Boston supporters. “We’re going to create an economy that works for the middle class and not just the 1 percent.” The Democratic hopeful first stopped in Springfield, and then made his way to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, where he drew deafening cheers with his signature impassioned pledges to...
  • Trump Leading by 27% in Union Stronghold as Teamsters Want Meeting and Unions Abandon Hillary

    10/03/2015 6:30:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 55 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | Oct 1, 2015
    Reports say that the influential Teamsters union may snub Hillary Clinton in favor of endorsing a Republican candidate such as Donald Trump for the White House in 2016.Such a move would likely be a notable boost for Republicans with Independents and “Reagan Democrats,” a critical segment of swing-voters that candidates spend millions trying to woo. These “middle of the road” type voters are crucial to winning bellwether regions like Michigan’s Macomb County.Clinton also faces snubs from other powerful unions like the AFL-CIO and AFSCME, refusing to back Hillary as they try to push Vice President Joe Biden into the race.According...
  • A Voter Who Didn't Know the Name of the Candidate He Was Supporting

    10/03/2015 8:29:41 PM PDT · by Ziva · 17 replies
    Vanity press | 10/3/2015 | Ziva
    I was a a Maker Faire today and noticed a 60ish man wearing a shirt with the words "United We Stand" and "9-11-2001" on it. Thinking he might be a fellow traveler, I struck up a conversation and asked him who was supporting for President. "Not Biden, not Biden," he said. "I don't want Hillary either. Um, what is his name? Oh yeah, Boehner!" (He pronounced it properly as 'Bayner'.) "Boehner?" I replied. "Are you sure you mean Boehner?" "Yeah, Boehner," he insisted. I took pity on him. "Do you mean 'Bernie'? Bernie Sanders?" "Yes, that's who it is," said...
  • Democratic Economists vs. Elizabeth Warren

    10/03/2015 2:22:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 2, 2015 | By James Freeman
    At least some Democrats are resisting Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s purge of the liberal intelligentsia. This week Ms. Warren succeeded in forcing the resignation of respected scholar Robert Litan from the Brookings Institution after he revealed that a new Labor Department regulation could cost investors billions. Now five Democratic economists have authored a letter to protest Warren’s bullying. Robert Lawrence of Harvard’s Kennedy School and Bowman Cutter of the Roosevelt Institute are among those writing “to express our concern over our colleague Bob Litan’s treatment at the hands of the Brookings Institution and Senator Elizabeth Warren.” Also signing the letter are...
  • Has Hillary lost the Teamsters over Keystone XL?

    10/02/2015 10:43:47 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    American THinker ^ | October 2, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The Fox News report that the Teamsters have decided not to endorse Hillary Clinton’s candidacy at this time, shortly after her pronouncement of her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, does not surprise and shows the peril of trying to be all things to all constituencies. On the one hand, there is a need to placate environmentalists and climate change true believers who oppose the pipeline from Canada. Among them is billionaire Tom Steyer, an eco-zealot who has pledged his fortune in support of Democratic candidates who want to repeal the Industrial Revolution who want us to rely on solar...
  • Joe Biden Swims Naked, Upsetting Female Secret Service Agents, Book Claims

    08/27/2015 2:11:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 08/01/2014 | Steven Nelson
    Vice President Joe Biden enjoys swimming without a bathing suit, a new book claims.Biden, who’s flirting with a run for president in 2016, gives Secret Service agents an eyeful both at his Delaware home and at the vice president’s official residence in Washington, D.C., according to “The First Family Detail” by Ronald Kessler.The book relies on named and unnamed sources to describe life guarding prominent politicians including Biden, former President Ronald Reagan, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. “Agents say that, whether at the vice president’s residence or at his home in Delaware, Biden has a...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Poll: Biden Broadly Favorable, But Clinton Still Leads

    09/28/2015 11:33:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 9 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 9/28/15 | Reid Wilson
    More Americans say they see Vice President Joe Biden in a favorable light than those who view him unfavorably, a new Morning Consult survey finds, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to lead the Democratic field. Biden is viewed favorably by 49 percent of voters, while 40 percent see him unfavorably. If he decides to run for president, it would make him one of just a small handful of candidates who have net-favorable ratings at a time when most voters see anyone with political experience in a negative light. Snip While real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to...
  • Biden will have chance to appear in first Democratic debate, CNN says

    09/28/2015 7:20:02 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 09/28/15 | HADAS GOLD
    CNN announced its debate criteria on Monday, making clear that Vice President Joe Biden will have the chance to make it onto the first debate stage on Oct. 13, should he declare. In order to qualify for the debate stage, candidates must have achieved an average of 1 percent in three polls, recognized by CNN, released between Aug. 1 and Oct. 10. Candidates must also declare by Oct. 14, CNN said, meaning that Biden could announce his candidacy the day of the debate and still qualify.
  • No, pundits, Hillary Clinton isn't collapsing

    09/28/2015 8:27:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/28/2015 | Joe Trippi
    Has the political punditry class lost its collective mind? In a year in which every other supposed front-runner and establishment candidate has collapsed to single digits or has already withdrawn from the race — yes, I am talking about you, Jeb Bush, and you, Scott Walker — Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to lead the Democratic field with more than 40% of the vote. Can Bernie Sanders, who is 15 points behind her in recent polling, represent a real threat to her nomination? No. Hell no. Not a chance. But pundits keep asking the question without pointing out the obvious answer....
  • George Clooney Considering Backing Biden Over Hillary Clinton, Hollywood Sources Say

    09/22/2015 11:15:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 61 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | September 22,2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Actor George Clooney, a major Obama fundraiser, said he is seriously considering backing Joe Biden over Hillary Clinton in 2016. According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources in the entertainment industry hub say Clooney is genuinely thinking about supporting the vice president if he jumps into the 2016 race for the Democratic nomination. Clooney, who held a fundraiser for President Obama at his home in 2012 that netted $15 million for his reelection campaign, has spoken negatively about Hillary Clinton in the past. The actor reportedly labeled Clinton “the most polarizing figure in American politics” in 2006. Clooney ultimately endorsed Obama...
  • OMG, What is WRONG with this guy???

    09/24/2015 8:25:03 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 91 replies
    Boehner seems mentally unstable, or is that just stating the obvious already?
  • #BlackLivesMatter Activists Denounce Racist ‘Nooses’ That Were Actually Lantern Hangers

    09/25/2015 8:01:24 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 28 replies
    Media-ite ^ | 9/23/15 | Alex Griswold
    One day after #BlackLivesMatter activists called attention to “nooses” found on the University of Delaware, the university informed students that they were actually just wire hangers for paper lanterns.
  • CNN Poll: Hillary Clinton's lead over Bernie Sanders grows [Biden is the fly in the ointment]

    09/21/2015 11:29:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/21/2015
    Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton's lead in the Democratic presidential primary race has grown -- and if Vice President Joe Biden decides to stay out of the race, her numbers would rise even higher, a new CNN/ORC poll shows. Clinton is backed by 42% of Democratic primary voters nationally, compared to 24% for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 22% for Biden and 1% for former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. That's a marked improvement over an early September CNN/ORC poll that found Clinton leading Sanders, 37% to 27%, with Biden at 20%. And Biden's support comes almost entirely from Clinton's camp. Without the vice...

    09/21/2015 5:49:22 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 65 replies
    The talk in Democratic Party circles is that Barack Obama has told Joe Biden that he is prepared to endorse him for president if, in return, Biden promises to let Obama have a final say in the choice of his vice presidential running mate. According to these Democratic sources, Biden is mulling over the president’s conditional offer of support. In addition, there is speculation among top Democratic sources that Obama has another quid pro quo for his endorsement: he wants Biden to choose an African American as his vice presidential running mate. In this scenario, which Obama has not yet...
  • Democrats: Sanders unelectable

    09/20/2015 9:51:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/2015 | By Mike Lillis
    The surging popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders has done little to alleviate the chief concern that Democrats have about his presidential bid: Namely, that he's simply unelectable on a national stage. The Vermont Independent has quickly closed the gap on frontrunner Hillary Clinton in national polls, while overtaking the former State secretary in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Supporters say his rising momentum and populist message will carry him to the White House. But Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has spent a career operating largely from the left-most fringes of the Democratic Party with which he...
  • Sources: Joe Biden Has Wife's Support for WH Bid

    09/20/2015 9:53:32 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 20, 2015 | Chuck Todd and Alexandra Jaffe
    Contrary to reports suggesting Vice President Joe Biden's wife remains an obstacle to his potential presidential run, sources tell NBC News that Jill Biden is fully behind him for another bid. Jill Biden, sources tell NBC's Chuck Todd, is 100 percent on-board with a presidential run, despite reports indicating her hesitation is part of what's keeping Biden from jumping into the race. And that looks more likely by the day, as sources have indicated Biden's been meeting with Democratic leaders during his travels around the nation over the past week to tell them he wants to do it and thinks...
  • Joe "Ridin' With" Biden Close To Announcing White House Bid, Aides Say

    09/19/2015 10:01:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | September 19, 2015
    Following the circus that unfolded in real-time on CNN at the Reagan Library last Wednesday, and considering that your choices on the Democratic ticket are essentially limited to an entrenched member of America’s political aristocracy who’s facing an FBI investigation and a radical socialist who wants to implement the largest peacetime increase in government spending in modern history, you’d be forgiven for suggesting that, as bad as things are now in Washington, they may get far worse starting January 1, 2017. Over the past three months, we’ve documented the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, noting that their shockingly...
  • Barney Frank: Joe Biden 'doesn't look presidential'

    09/18/2015 6:56:40 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/18/2015 | Joe Dwinell
    Former Bay State congressman Barney Frank had harsh words for Joe Biden yesterday, saying the vice president isn’t suited for the Oval Office and should stay out of the 2016 White House sweepstakes. “There’s something about him that doesn’t look presidential,” Frank told the Herald when asked if the veep should jump in the race. “It would be a mistake for him to do that.” Frank’s comments come as a top Biden backer was reportedly overheard this week saying, “I am 100 percent that Joe is in.” Frank also blasted Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, saying the self-described socialist doesn’t...
  • In Pope Francis’s visit, White House sees a chance to transcend politics

    09/18/2015 3:16:41 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 17 Sep 15 | Greg Jaffe and Juliet Eilperin
    <p>Vice President Biden offered a glimpse earlier this week into how the White House, deeply frustrated by the gridlocked and bitter state of American politics, has come to view Pope Francis’s visit to the United States.</p> <p>“The most popular man in the world is about to come to the United States of America,” Biden told a group of Hispanic Americans who had gathered at his residence. “The single most popular man in the world.”</p>
  • Delaware Rep. John Carney Running for Governor

    09/17/2015 7:19:30 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 16, 2015
    Three-term Delaware Rep. John Carney has filed paperwork to run for governor. In a statement Wednesday, Carney said he had planned to back the state’s late attorney general, Beau Biden, for governor and stay in the House. But after Biden passed away in May from brain cancer, Carney reconsidered. “Beau knew there are big challenges facing our state — and he would have been the man to meet them. Like so many across our state, I wish he’d had that chance,” Carney said. “Yet, a season after Beau’s passing, we’re confronted with the fact that those same challenges Beau was...
  • Draft Biden Official: ‘I Am 100 Percent That Joe Is In’

    09/17/2015 1:48:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/17/2015 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    When Josh Alcorn joined the Draft Biden super PAC, MSNBC headlined its story on the move “Draft Biden just got real.” Alcorn had been finance director and senior adviser to the late Beau Biden, the vice president’s son, and had worked as finance director for Harry Reid as well. Judging from phone conversations Alcorn had on an Amtrak train from New York to Wilmington yesterday, the Biden campaign is about to get still more real. Another passenger said that Alcorn was being loud enough in the café car to make it hard to work. He said that Alcorn had...
  • Delaware Rep. John Carney Running for Governor

    09/16/2015 3:19:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | September 16, 2015 | Simone Pathe
    Three-term Delaware Rep. John Carney has filed paperwork to run for governor. In a statement Wednesday, Carney said he had planned to back the state’s late attorney general, Beau Biden, for governor and stay in the House. But after Biden passed away in May from brain cancer, Carney reconsidered. “Beau knew there are big challenges facing our state — and he would have been the man to meet them. Like so many across our state, I wish he’d had that chance,” Carney said. “Yet, a season after Beau’s passing, we’re confronted with the fact that those same challenges Beau was...
  • Joe Biden's emotional interview with Stephen Colbert exemplifies why people want him for president

    09/12/2015 7:44:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/12/2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Stephen Colbert started off his biggest "Late Show" interview yet by flattering his subject. "Everybody loves Joe Biden," Colbert said, eliciting a loud cheer from a younger-skewing audience. In the nearly 20 minutes of back-and-forth, emotional, and, at times, gut-wrenching conversation that ensued, Biden showed why — although Colbert's statement is a bit of a hyperbole — that is largely true. Joe Biden embodies authenticity at a time when the voting public craves it. For his part, Colbert surmised that "everybody loves Joe Biden" because "when we see you, we think we're actually seeing the real Joe Biden. You're not...
  • The amazing honesty of Joe Biden

    09/11/2015 10:59:55 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 Sep 15 | Chris Cillizza
    Joe Biden's unique trait as a politician is -- and always has been -- his honesty. Sometimes that honesty gets him into varying degrees of trouble. Sometimes it makes it seem as though he's the closest thing to a real person you could possibly hope for in politics.
  • Joe Biden, in Colbert Interview, Expresses Doubts About Bid for President

    09/10/2015 8:19:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 9/10/15 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., in an emotional, wide-ranging interview on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on Thursday, expressed doubt about the likelihood that he would run for president, saying that “I’d be lying if I said that I knew I was there.” Repeatedly touching on his parents, his faith and his emotional fragility from the recent death of his son Beau, Mr. Biden told Mr. Colbert that no “man or woman should run for president” without being able to promise voters that “you have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy, and my passion.” “Nobody has a right,...
  • Washington Post: It might be time for Hillary Clinton to start panicking

    The latest piece of bad news for Hillary Rodham Clinton came in the form of a Quinnipiac poll out of Iowa on Thursday morning: Bernie Sanders, 41 percent and Clinton, 40 percent. Clinton, a presidential candidate, has dropped 11 points in two months in the state and now one in three self-identified Democrats say she is not honest or trustworthy. The poll numbers come just days after NBC and Marist College released twin surveys in Iowa and New Hampshire that also spelled trouble for Clinton. She led Sanders in Iowa 38 percent to 27 percent — less than half her...
  • President Obama: If Tom Brady Needs A Union, We All Do

    09/07/2015 3:42:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies ^ | September 7,2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    President Barack Obama namedropped Tom Brady at a Labor Day event in Boston to stress the importance of unions. But the president did so after crossing the picket lines of non-striking workers of two important public-employee unions protesting his event at the Park Plaza Hotel near Boston Common.
  • Obama rips GOP candidates as anti-union

    09/08/2015 1:57:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    NBC15 ^ | September 8, 2015
    Boston (CNN) --- President Barack Obama lambasted Republican presidential candidates Monday, charging the GOP is treating American workers like a hostile force while looking out only for the rich. Obama delivered a Labor Day speech in Boston, where he traveled to unveil a new executive order he signed forcing companies who contract with the federal government to provide paid sick leave to their employees. Obama, saying he was relieved to not be on the ballot next November, hit at Republicans who he claimed were espousing policies that would erode the middle class. "We're starting to hear a lot about middle-class...
  • Fed up cops turn their backs on Obama’s Labor Day visit

    09/08/2015 5:53:04 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 21 replies
    BIZ ^ | 9/7/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    President Obama gave a Labor Day speech in Boston about the importance of unions on Monday, but one of the area’s top police union’s didn’t want to hear any of it. The New England Police Benevolent Association boycotted the event to protest Obama’s lack of support for law enforcement in an era of anti-cop violence. The Obama White House has overseen a “horror show” of lawlessness, the union charged, with cops as the intended victims. The association’s president Jerry Flynn gave a statement to the Boston Herald about its reasoning for the boycott. Our members are enraged at his lack...

    09/07/2015 12:45:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 7, 2015 | by PAM KEY
    167 Monday at an AFL-CIO Labor Day event in Pittsburgh, Vice President Joe Biden ranted about the economy as it pertains to the American labor force. Biden said, “We can’t let the changes that have taken place and crept in for the last twenty years— but they have been devastating for workers. I hope everybody in America has a chance to become millionaire and we need billionaires. But let me tell you something, man, The tax code’s not fair. It’s simply not fair. The wealthy aren’t paying their fair share. It used to be one America everybody was in on...
  • No, The System Is Not Broken

    09/06/2015 8:32:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | September 6, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    If there is anything presidential candidates agree on this year, it's that our government and politics are not functioning to fulfill the desires of the American people. Donald Trump proclaims that "our system is broken." The phrase could be used by almost anyone in the race. "Government in Washington is dysfunctional," says Mike Huckabee. Bernie Sanders believes "the American political system has been totally corrupted." Joe Biden sounded like a candidate the other day when he lamented the "dysfunction in Washington." The premise is that most Americans want one thing and our leaders in Washington keep giving them something entirely...
  • Trump in front! The Donald leads Hillary Clinton in dramatic new poll giving him 45%

    09/06/2015 8:27:44 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5 September 2015 | Kiri Blakeley
    Trump in front! The Donald leads Hillary Clinton in dramatic new poll giving him 45% to the Democrat frontrunner's 40% The Donald's major flaps regarding harsh comments directed at women and minorities haven't hurt his poll numbers Hillary Clinton has lost 13 points against Trump since May as email scandal won't go away President Donald? A new poll is showing that GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton 45 percent to 40 percent. That's a huge change from the results of the same poll in May that came in with Clinton trouncing Trump 58 percent to 30 percent....
  • New Labor Day Polls Show Trump Leading in GOP Favorability & Defeating Every Democrat Challenger

    09/05/2015 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 47 replies
    Two Labor Day Polls Portend ‘Splodey Heads For The Anti-Trump Advocates…. Earlier today Gallup released a poll showing that Trump is the most heavily favored candidate (63% Approval Rating) amid Republicans. A devastating defeat for the establishment GOP (GOPe) who are seeking to push their preferred candidate Jeb Bush. Such substantive favorable opinion of candidate Trump puts the RNC/GOPe in a difficult position as they plot to begin their collective assault against the unpalatable frontrunner. But tonight the news for the Vichy Republican crowd is infinite degrees worse. As they plot the best course of Trump’s annihilation – national polls...
  • Poll: Trump beats Hillary head-to-head (Trump Also beats, Sanders, Biden, and Gore)

    09/04/2015 6:00:06 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 55 replies
    Hill ^ | September 04, 2015, 08:13 pm | Elliot Smilowitz
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton head-to-head, according to a new poll released Friday. The poll by SurveyUSA finds that matched up directly, Trump garners 45 percent to Clinton’s 40 percent. In other head-to-head matchups, Trump beats out Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by 44 percent to 40 percent; Vice President Joe Biden by 44 percent to 42 percent; and former Vice President Al Gore by 44 percent to 41 percent. The poll also found that 30 percent of respondents believe Trump will eventually be the Republican nominee, leading the field. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came in...
  • Bidden On 2016 Run:"The Most Relevant Factor"-Can My Family And I Undertake The Commitment

    09/04/2015 7:29:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies ^ | September 4, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday evening at the Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta, Vice President Joe Biden said he is considering running for president but added that “the most relevant factor” is if he and his family have enough “emotional energy” after the recent death of his son Beau Biden.
  • Joe Biden's Yuck Factor

    09/04/2015 4:49:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 4, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Next week, as rumors swirl of his possible entry into the 2016 presidential race, Vice President Joe Biden will appear on liberal comedian Stephen Colbert's new late-night CBS show. The host is a professional clown. The VIP guest is a political clown with more baggage than the Kardashians during Paris fashion week. Setting aside the past plagiarism, fabulism, K Street cronyism, chronic gaffes and the stagnant aroma of 4-decades-old Beltway entrenchment, though, Biden's two biggest cultural liabilities currently on the table (and everywhere else) are his grabby paws: Groper One and Groper Two. Seriously, those two troublesome tentacles need to...
  • Biden says he’s not sure if he will seek presidency

    09/03/2015 8:34:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2015 10:34 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he was unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, telling a Jewish audience that his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the “emotional energy to run.” “Unless I can go to my party and the American people and say that I am able to devote my whole heart and my whole soul to this endeavor, it would not be appropriate,” Biden said, responding to a question following a foreign policy address. Biden offered his most extensive public remarks regarding his deliberations about entering a Democratic primary race that...
  • DNC Passes Resolution to Support #BlackLivesMatter Protesters and Bash Police

    08/31/2015 7:43:45 AM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/15 | Jim Hoft
    ** 23 police officers have been gunned down this year, so far, in the line of duty. The panderers at the Democratic National Committee passed a resolution on Friday supporting the Black Lives Matter mob movement. The resolution also condemns police in America for shooting unarmed black men. MSNBC reported:The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution Friday afternoon supporting the Black Lives Matter movement at the party’s summer meeting. The national party also affirmed a resolution supporting same-sex marriage in every state and another honoring the son of Vice President Joe Biden, Beau Biden, who passed away in May. Activists...
  • Dover police officer shoots armed man; injury not serious

    08/30/2015 7:10:45 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Randall Chase
    DOVER, Del. — Officers responding to a tip about a man armed with a handgun in downtown Dover shot the 21-year-old after a brief foot chase, authorities said Friday. Chief Paul Bernat said police received a tip around 1 p.m. alerting them that Terrence Fletcher had a handgun. Officers converged on the area from two sides. Authorities said Fletcher was shot in the parking lot of a day care center after a brief chase through a narrow alley and over a broken chain link fence. Police said Fletcher was shot in the thigh and was believed to be in good...
  • Two Impossible Things That Could Happen in 2016

    08/28/2015 8:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | August 28, 2015 | Michael Barone
    "One can't believe impossible things," Alice objected. "I daresay you haven't had much practice," the Red Queen replied. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." You may be reading this sometime after breakfast, and six is a pretty large number of impossible things. But looking at developments in the 2016 campaign, I can see two impossible things -- impossible in the sense that almost every pundit (including me) ruled them out -- that might happen in the weeks and months...
  • Donald Trump trounces GOP field, Biden leads general election match-ups (Quinnipiac)

    08/27/2015 11:51:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    The Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, also shows Donald Trump smashing the GOP presidential competition garnering 28% support from registered Republican voters in the 17-member field. The real estate mogul's closest competitor is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who tallies 12%. Just 7% said they would vote for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a record low since November 2013. Those results show just how far both Trump -- now the Republican front-runner -- and Bush -- the old one -- have come. Bush led national polls for much of the first half of 2015, but was quickly dislodged by Trump, after...