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  • Va. Dem. offers reward for nude photos of hunter-cheerleader Kendall Jones

    07/10/2014 9:26:48 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 83 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Joe Newby
    Mike Dickinson, the Virginia liberal Democrat seeking the House seat currently held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., despite not being on the ballot, offered a $100,000 reward for nude photos and videos of Kendall Jones, the 19-year-old Texas Tech cheerleader who recently made news with a series of hunting photos on her Facebook page.
  • Cover-up: Lois Lerner Caught Trying to Hide Information and Emails From Congress

    07/09/2014 3:01:44 PM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies
    ACLJ ^ | 7/09/14 | Jordan Sekulow
    The latest bombshell email revelation from former top IRS official Lois Lerner shows her actively trying to hide information from Congress just days after learning of the Investigator General report on the IRS targeting of the Tea Party and conservative groups. Lerner stated that she had been “cautioning” fellow IRS employees to be “cautious about what we say in emails” because “Congress has asked for emails”. She was also concerned with hiding information shared through an IRS internal messaging system known as OCS, previously unknown to congressional investigators and others. She asked another employee if “OCS conversations were also searchable.”
  • Democrat Rep: Obama Looks "Aloof," Has Time To Drink Beer But Not Visit Border

    07/09/2014 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/9/14 | GOPICYMI
    Published on Jul 9, 2014 Democrat Rep: Obama Looks "Aloof," Has Time To Drink Beer But Not Visit Border (July 9, 2014)
  • [MN Gov.] Dayton supports licensing dog breeders, yet rejects any oversight of abortion facilities

    07/03/2014 12:47:48 PM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    MCCL ^ | 7/2/14
    New regulations of pet breeders go into effect; governor previously vetoed abortion center licensing ST. PAUL — A measure to license and inspect commercial dog and cat breeders—passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton earlier this year—went into effect on July 1. The new regulations throw into sharp relief Dayton's refusal to accept any state licensing or inspection of abortion facilities, which perform thousands of surgical procedures on Minnesota women each year. "Gov. Dayton wants to safeguard the well-being of pets, and that is admirable," said Scott Fischbach, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for...
  • Black GOP Candidate In Florida Faces Horrific Racism

    07/01/2014 9:47:20 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | June 29, 2014 | Alex Lazar
    Gloreatha "Glo" Scurry-Smith, who is running in the Florida GOP primary to take on Rep. Corrine Brown (D) in November, recently experienced a very disturbing case of racial discrimination. On Sunday, Smith tweeted a picture of a vandalized campaign sign, in which her face was covered in white spray paint: See White Faced Black Candidate at the link.
  • Kobach, Morgan tangle over definition of real Republican

    07/01/2014 6:44:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    cjonline.com ^ | Tim Carpenter
    Secretary of State Kris Kobach mockingly recommended that Republican primary challenger Scott Morgan alter his party affiliation before the deadline. "It's about truth in advertising," Kobach said. "If a candidate says he is a Republican, voters ought to be able to trust that he will take Republican positions on a majority of issues." (SNIP) "It makes as much sense to say he's a Republican as it would to say I'm a Democrat," said Kobach, who resides in Piper. "He's more liberal than the Democrat in this race."
  • The Insulting Phrase One Texas Democrat Says ‘GOP’ Really Stands For

    06/30/2014 1:32:57 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/31/2014 | Fred Lucas
    Texas Democratic lawmaker used a racially tinged Spanish insult to describe the Republican Party during the state’s Democratic convention Friday. State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, left, leaves the U.S. Federal Courthouse, May 29, 2013, in San Antonio. (Eric Gay/AP) State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer said at the Texas Democratic Convention that “GOP” stands for “gringos y otros pendejos,” the Houston Chronicle reported. The word “gringo” is sometimes used as a derogatory term to mean “white foreigner.” “Pendejo” can mean “asshole,” “fool” or “idiot.”
  • The Palace Guard MSM Drops the Mask

    06/27/2014 1:18:53 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 25, 2014 | Ed Driscoll
    Since its birth in the 1920s with the first national radio networks, the modern MSM has always had a cozy relationship with power, and until the creation of Fox News, one channel on your TV dial or satellite guide, that power has almost exclusively meant their fellow Democrats. The media have long voted overwhelmingly Democrat in presidential elections; as Walter Cronkite once said at a Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner in the mid-1990s, in-between feting the Clintons on his yacht in Martha’s Vineyard, “Everybody knows that there’s a liberal, that there’s a heavy liberal persuasion among correspondents.” But in the...
  • The IRS scandals: An evidentiary note

    06/23/2014 10:17:24 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6/23/14 | Scott Johnson
    Yesterday on FOX News Sunday Chris Wallace invited Washington superlawyer Cleta Mitchell and reptilian Democratic hack Julian Epstein to discuss the IRS scandals in the context of the “lost” IRS emails. More than one scandal inheres in the events, including Obama’s declaration of innocence regarding those involved; I therefore refer to the IRS scandals. The video of the FOX News Sunday segment is below and is worth a look if you haven’t seen it. At 2:30 in the segment Wallace displays a Missing Emails Timeline depicting a point made by Kim Strassel in her Wall Street Journal column of this...
  • The Worldview that Makes the Underclass (Imprimis)

    06/22/2014 9:50:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    imprimis.hillsdale.edu ^ | 5-6-2014 | Anthony Daniels
    The Worldview that Makes the Underclass Anthony Daniels Writer and Doctor ANTHONY DANIELS, who often writes under the penname Theodore Dalrymple, is the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Born in London in 1949, he qualified as a doctor in 1974 and has worked in various countries in Africa and elsewhere. From 1990 to 2005, he worked as a doctor and psychiatrist in a prison in Birmingham, England. He has written a column for the London Spectator for 14 years, and writes regularly for National Review and the Wall Street Journal. He...
  • Listen To Robocall From Pro-Cochran PAC Desperately Asking Democrats To Vote In Mississippi Primary

    06/22/2014 4:39:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 22, 2014
    Thad Cochran Desperation UPDATE: Listen To Robocall From Pro-Cochran PAC Desperately Asking Democrats To Vote In Mississippi PrimaryListen to this call on behalf of Senator Thad Cochran. These calls are being made by hired affiliates of the Mitch McConnell crowd to Democrats in Mississippi with the hope they will help stop Chris McDaniel from defeating their GOP establishment choice. Despite Mitch McConnell raising a million for them last week; and despite the entire weight of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on their side; the Thad Cochran camp realizes they are about to get crushed next Tuesday, so the Republican establishment...
  • Inside the Obamas vs. ‘Hildebeest’ Clintons feud

    06/22/2014 5:26:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/21/14 | Edward Klein
    In his new book, “Blood Feud,” journalist Edward Klein gets inside the dysfunctional, jealous relationship between Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama — and how it could explode in 2016. Outwardly, they put on a show of unity — but privately, the Obamas and Clintons, the two power couples of the Democrat Party, loathe each other. “I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever met, more than any man who ever lived,” Bill Clinton said to friends on one occasion, adding he would never forgive Obama for suggesting he was a racist during the...
  • Iowa Democrat's "Chick" Ad Draws Cries of Sexism (War on Women on Joni Ernst)

    06/17/2014 4:19:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 7, 2014 | Jake Miller
    A word for the wise: If you're a male candidate running against a woman hoping to make history as the first female federal officeholder in her state, you might want to refrain from comparing her to a baby chick in your campaign advertisements. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, who's battling Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst for Iowa's open Senate seat, criticized his opponent's record in a new ad, showing a baby chick onscreen as the narrator says Ernst never made a "peep" about wasteful spending as a state lawmaker. "When Joni Ernst had the chance to do something in Iowa, we...
  • Democrat Says He's Leading Black GOTV Effort for Cochran

    06/17/2014 10:53:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Clarion-Ledger
    Democrat says he's leading black GOTV effort for Cochran
  • I Am Proud Of My Cat

    06/09/2014 6:29:33 AM PDT · by rhema · 34 replies
    The Sheepdog's Spot ^ | 6/4/14 | Pastor Eric
    My cat allegedly has had several physical altercations with neighbors' cats and it is said he has eaten their food after these incidents. We are not conceding that he has ever done anything wrong, as there are no video tapes of these alleged actions. However, we would like to state for the record that if indeed there is any small truth to these allegations, there are many extenuating circumstances that would not only excuse his supposed behavior, put prove it to be commendable. Evolutionary - Cats fight other cats and take their food. That is "survival of the fittest," the...
  • Ruppersberger Call Taliban Prisoner Exchange "A Dangerous Precedent"

    06/04/2014 6:34:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Baltimore City And Press ^ | June 4, 2014 | WJZ 13
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An American soldier is released in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban. The U.S. government is under fire for how they got his freedom.
  • Dem to Hispanic Republican: 'We Need to Send Her Back to Wherever She Really Came From'

    05/30/2014 9:09:47 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 9 replies
    Daniel Halper Daniel Halperˇ31 videos ^ | 05-31-2014 | Daniel Halper Daniel Halperˇ31 videos
  • Dem to Hispanic Republican: 'We Need to Send Her Back to Wherever She Really Came From'

    05/30/2014 6:04:24 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8:14 AM, May 30, 2014 | Daniel Harper
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alan Webber of New Mexico says of his likely political opponent, Republican governor Susana Martinez, that "We need to send her back to wherever she really came from." Watch here"So I’m asking you for your help, we need to make Susana Martinez a one-term governor. We need to send her back to wherever she really came from," says Webber in a video obtained by The Weekly Standard. "I suspect it’s Texas. And that would be good for Texas and that would be good for New Mexico." Martinez, who is up for reelection this year, is a Hispanic...
  • Man pleads guilty to intimidating Florida Republican voters in 2012 election

    05/29/2014 3:32:31 PM PDT · by tje · 12 replies
    Yahoo News/Rooters ^ | 5/29/14 | Zachary Fagenson
    MIAMI (Reuters) - A Seattle man pleaded guilty on Thursday to identity fraud and voter intimidation for forged letters he sent to 200 Republican donors in Florida that told them they were ineligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election. Angered by what he believed was an attempt to suppress Hispanic voter turnout for Democratic Party candidates, James Baker Jr. in 2012 created false voter eligibility letters purporting to be from elections authorities, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release. Baker, 58, entered his plea in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and faces...
  • Gun Charges Dropped Against Ex-Alderman Sharon Dixon

    05/28/2014 3:52:10 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 27, 2014 | Rumanna Hussain
    Prosecutors dropped gun charges against former Ald. Sharon Dixon (24th) Tuesday, but she has agreed to seek treatment in a 90-day inpatient program. Last year, a Cook County judge ruled that Dixon was unfit to stand trial on charges alleging she approached Chicago Police officers outside the 10th district with a loaded gun in the spring of 2013. Dixon, 51, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and possessing a firearm without a license for the May 4, 2013 incident. She was remanded to the Illinois Department of Human Services for an evaluation.
  • Jared Polis — a pro-pot, video-game playing congressman — tries to win over his party

    05/28/2014 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Ben Terris
    Rep. Jared Polis will gladly visit a marijuana dispensary in his home state of Colorado. He’ll stand in a fluorescent-lit room with hundreds of skunky plants, discuss the different types of high someone gets from Willie’s Wonder versus Super Lemon Haze (one’s a “creative upper,” the other “uplifting and euphoric”) and ruminate on the local ban on edibles. Just don’t try to take his picture in the grow room. “It’s like, that could go viral,” Polis says, leaving Choice Organics in Fort Collins. “I don’t shy away from the issue; we talk about it, whatever. But the problem is, we...
  • NYC Announces Plan to Equalize Neighborhoods

    05/27/2014 10:17:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the City is an inhomogeneous hodgepodge with pockets of great wealth in some neighborhoods and squalor in others, newly appointed Housing Preservation and Development Commissar Vicki Been announced a plan to move 80,000 to 120,000 poorer families into middle class neighborhoods. “This way instead of having blight and filth in every direction they might look poorer families will be within easy walking distance of a better kept neighborhood,” Been boasted. “The crimes that plague poorer sections of our City would be more evenly dispersed throughout the whole City. Victims will come from a more broadly representative subset of...
  • McCain: I would have signed that Democratic letter asking the NFL to change the Redskins’ name

    05/23/2014 1:10:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2014 | AllahPundit
    Of course he would. Among the public, this is a non-issue: Despite endless lefty blather about the name over the past year, including from The One himself, 79 percent side with the ‘Skins. (That’s especially dangerous to pols elected by the Redskins’ core fan base, which is why Virginia senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner refused to sign the letter.) Among the political class, though, it’s a proxy for ideology, an easy check-the-box way to polish your particular brand. That’s how this issue was able to accelerate from slow-news-day fodder on Slate last August to a cause celebre among...
  • Joe Garcia Praises Communism, Gets Basic Facts Wrong ( Florida )

    05/22/2014 12:24:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    mt ^ | May 22, 2014 | James Taylor
    U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) misstated basic facts while praising communism in an online video conference this week. Garcia, who represents southernmost Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives, told video conference participants, “We’ve proved that communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there’s no crime.” Garcia made his comments while discussing immigration, border security agents, and crime rates in El Paso, Texas. “Let me give you an example, the kind of money we’ve poured in,” said Garcia. “So the most dangerous — sorry, the safest city in America is El Paso, Texas. It happens to be...
  • Cuomo chooses former Congresswoman Hochul as running mate

    05/21/2014 1:25:54 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 5 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 5/21/2014 | Jerry Zremski
    Kathleen C. Hochul, a former member of Congress and Erie County clerk with a reputation as a personable politician and strong campaigner, is Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s choice to run for lieutenant governor.Hochul, 55, would replace Robert Duffy, the former mayor of Rochester, who opted not to seek a second term as lieutenant governor.“This should be another big boost for Buffalo,” Cuomo said. “This is a big deal to have a lieutenant governor from your town.”After months of speculation, Cuomo this afternoon made his selection known to the delegates attending the convention here that Hochul will be running with him...
  • Are you ready for Vice President Julian Castro?

    05/19/2014 11:50:00 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 26 replies
    HotAir ^ | 05/19/2014 | Allahpundit
    Let’s pay a little attention to O’s newest cabinet appointee, in case you missed the news this weekend. President Obama is preparing to nominate Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio as his new secretary of housing and urban development, elevating one of his party’s Hispanic rising stars as part of a cabinet shuffle that has possible implications for the 2016 presidential race, Democrats informed about the plans said on Saturday. Mr. Castro, who has often been mentioned as a potential vice-presidential candidate for the Democrats, would take the place of Shaun Donovan, who is to become director of the Office...
  • Democrat Rallies to Defend Veterans Administration

    05/19/2014 11:48:09 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Undaunted by recent revelations of veterans dying while waiting for treatment at VA Hospitals, Senator John Tester (D-Mont) insists that “the VA is doing a pretty darn good job.” “What a lot of people, especially those hammering the VA, are overlooking is that while some vets died a majority lived,” Tester declared. “Obviously, and vets should know this, any operation as large as the VA is bound to have some casualties. Not everyone can be saved. Rather than become obsessed with those who aren’t saved why don’t we applaud those who are?” if you missed any of this week's other...
  • North Miami mayor to be charged with mortgage fraud

    05/19/2014 9:18:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 5/19/14 | Amanda Batchelor
    Federal agents are expected to charge North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau with mortgage fraud Monday, according to the Miami Herald. The newspaper reports that federal agents arrived at Tondreau's home Monday morning, but she wasn't there.
  • Ex-Mayor Tony Mack Gets 58 Months in Prison

    05/15/2014 12:37:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Trentonian ^ | 05/15/14
    Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was sentenced to four years and 10 months in prison on his six counts of corruption Thursday by Judge Michael Shipp in federal court. Mack also got a $3,000 fine, $500 for each count of corruption. Before the sentence was handed down, Judge Shipp denied a motion that had been filed by the Macks to throw out the original trial. Stay with The Trentonian today for more details on this story.
  • Ruben Wills, Queens city councilman, busted in corruption investigation ( NY Democrat )

    05/11/2014 5:18:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 8, 2014 | Barry Paddock , Kenneth Lovett
    The politician was charged with misusing tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds — even spending some of the money on a $750 designer handbag. ... A city councilman's career is going to hell in a Louis Vuitton handbag. Councilman Ruben Wills, 42, of Jamaica, Queens, was arrested Wednesday on charges of stealing $30,500 in government money, and using some of it for shopping trips to Nordstrom and Century 21 and the purchase of a $750 Vuitton bag at Macy’s. Wills, a Democrat, was slapped with a dozen charges, including scheming to defraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records....
  • Florida democrat caught on C-SPAN picking his ear and the EATING IT

    05/13/2014 9:48:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 88 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/13/2014 | Joshua Gardner
    A U.S. congressman from Florida was caught last week digging his finger in his ear and then eating whatever it was he found. Representative Joe Garcia was at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on government surveillance, but it was his own reconnaissance mission that C-SPAN footage has now revealed. It was a live shot, in fact, and the Key West congressman had the poor timing to undertake his treasure hunt while sitting directly behind his colleague as she took the floor. Before the cameras have left him, the first term Democrat even looks at his fingers before putting them back...
  • Senator Warns Voters against Ousting Her from Office

    05/10/2014 11:45:14 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La) is sinking in the polls and seems in danger of losing her seat in Congress. In a bid to stave off this fate she warned voters that “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. But what I do have is a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let me keep my seat, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if...
  • Which Hoover do we want?

    05/10/2014 7:35:30 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 25 replies
    Very simple question and possibly shortest post in history. Knowing that an economic collapse is coming of depression magnitude or worse, do Freepers want another republican Hoover, or is it time for a democrat Hoover in 2016 to reap what he has sown?
  • Monica Lewinsky: Righteous Good Girl (By Modern Standards, She's Actually a Prude)

    05/08/2014 5:36:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    “Thanks to the Drudge Report, I was possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet,” Monica Lewinsky writes in Vanity Fair. And though her affair with Bill Clinton may have kicked off our modern era of sex scandal — and set the standard for the boom-bust cycles of denial and apology, sexist fascination, and pseudo-celebrity — a lot has changed since 1998. A presidential candidate made a sex tape. Two U.S. Congressmen resigned over flirtations with women they never even met. Slut-shaming entered the lexicon, but so did cyberbullying, sexting, and reality star. Sixteen years after...
  • The Democrats are running a Hispanic, Former Gang Member, Car Thief and Baby Killer

    05/07/2014 11:31:05 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | May 7 2014 | Tim Walker
    Complete Title: The Democrats are running a Hispanic, Former Gang Member, Car Thief and Baby Killer and “They Love Her” Lucy Flores is the new shining light for the Democratic Party in Nevada State. Can this former gang member be the new face of the Dems in a state to go totally Republican due to Harry Reid’s dubious ways? Flores is from the seedy streets of Las Vegas in a predominately Hispanic neighborhood that shadows the infamous Las Vegas Strip. She had dropped out of high school by the age of 17, been arrested for driving a stolen car on...
  • Deputy Attorney General charged with four counts of child rape

    05/05/2014 4:02:50 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 6 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | May 3, 2014 | Richard Webster
    Daniel Simmons, 34, of Pike Creek, Del., who also happens to be a Delaware deputy attorney general with the New Castle County Misdemeanor Trial Unit, was arrested by the New Castle County Police on May 2 and charged with four counts of fourth-degree rape in connection with a series of alleged assaults on a 16-year-old boy who police say he met through "Grindr," a social media app that connects gay and bisexual males. Officer Tracey Duffy, a spokesperson for the New Castle County Police, said the investigation into Simmons began a few months ago after information regarding Simmons and his...
  • Gubernatorial candidate to hand out Klan hoods

    05/01/2014 9:26:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2014 9:05 PM EDT | Scott Bauer
    Democratic candidate for governor Brett Hulsey plans to hand out white Ku Klux Klan-style hoods to Wisconsin Republicans as they gather for their annual convention Friday to highlight what he says are their racist policies. Hulsey, a state representative from Madison who is white, came into the state Capitol press room on Thursday to show off a hood he says he made with his daughter’s sewing machine using curtain material he purchased for $1. “It’s a Wisconsin Republican Party hat,” Hulsey said. “And people can interpret it any way they want.” When asked whether he was serious, trying to be...
  • Democratic lawmaker denies racist outburst caught on tape, national media yawns (Video)

    05/01/2014 5:51:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    Bizpack ^ | May 1 2014 | Tom Tillison
    A Democrat official in New Jersey is under fire after a forensic lab identified with 85 percent certainty that it is her voice heard uttering a racial epithet on a voicemail message. “This is terrible,” a female voice is heard saying in the background of the message. “This is terrible. This is gonna be a f—— n—– town.” The racist tirade is allegedly from Marie Burke, a Belleville councilwoman and candidate for mayor, according to the Star-Ledger — the newspaper does not identify Burke as a Democrat in the April 29 article. The Blaze reported that Burke is also an...
  • Wendy Davis slams own party for ditching her Democratic gubernatorial bid

    04/30/2014 5:51:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/30/14 | Leslie Larson
    **SNIP** But the lack of confidence from her own party set Davis’ team off. "The uninformed opinions of a Washington, D.C., desk jockey who's never stepped foot in Texas couldn't be less relevant to what's actually happening on the ground," Karin Johanson, Davis campaign manager, said in a surprising statement after Shumlin’s slight. Johanson later clarified that the “uninformed Washington, D.C., desk jockey” was meant to describe whoever scripted the party’s talking points on the DGA’s priority campaigns.
  • As ‘Punishment,’ Los Angeles Clippers Bigot Donald Sterling Could Make $1 Billion

    04/28/2014 11:00:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/28/2014 | Robert Silverman
    The NBA will likely suspend L.A. Clippers owner over his racist remarks and ‘encourage’ him to sell the team—and it’s not inconceivable the sale will earn him a $988 million profit. It’s only going to get worse for embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. On Sunday afternoon, Deadspin released a longer version of everyone’s least-favorite lecherous, reptilian, slumlord billionaire airing his so-called thoughts on race to his (presumably now former) girlfriend, V. Stiviano. Feel free to listen to more of this poisonous dreck, if you really need to hear how Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp gets dragged in, some very...
  • NAACP Scheduled To Give ‘Racist’Democrat-Backing LA ClippersOwner Lifetime Achievement Award

    04/27/2014 7:34:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 4/27/14 | Michael Hausam
    The NAACP is scheduled to award L.A. Clippers owner and Democrat supporter Donald T. Sterling a lifetime achievement award next month, adding to the controversy about racist comments he allegedly made to his girlfriend. Charges of racism against Sterling are not new, having been sued by his 22-year employee and basketball star Elgin Baylor in 2009 (which was thrown out of court) and also settling a housing discrimination lawsuit. On the other hand, he received a previous lifetime achievement award from the NAACP in 2009 and the President’s Award from them in 2008. Alice Huffman, president of the NAACP California...
  • California rep sued over DUI death, questions raised about ties to driver [suspended license]

    04/24/2014 1:24:15 PM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 24-April-2014 | FoxNewws.com
    California Rep. Lois Capps is being sued by the family of a young woman who was killed in a drunk-driving accident by one of her staffers, amid allegations her office initially tried to help the aide -- before abruptly cutting him off when the victim was taken off life support. Raymond Victor Morua III, an Iraq war veteran, was employed as a district representative for the Democratic congresswoman when he struck 27-year-old Mallory Rae Dies in a crosswalk on Dec. 6. Morua pleaded guilty on April 15 to hitting Dies with his Dodge Caliber and fleeing the scene after attending...
  • The Missouri House Wants to Impeach Governor Jay Nixon Over Gays and Guns

    04/23/2014 8:58:39 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    The Wire/Yahoo News ^ | 4/23/14 | Abby Ohlheiser
    The Republican-controlled Missouri House will begin impeachment proceedings against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday. Why? There are three reasons, according to the state legislature's judiciary committee. First, Nixon allowed legally-married same-sex couples in the state to file joint tax returns in order to keep the state consistent with the IRS's post-Defense of Marriage Act policies. Second, Republicans argue Nixon took too long to call a special election to replace legislative vacancies. Third, Republicans believe that Nixon didn't punish state officials enough over a controversy involving concealed carry permits.
  • Md. gov candidate suggests Iraq War vet opponent not up for 'real job'

    04/22/2014 7:53:25 AM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Fox News
    A Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland is defending comments he made Monday in which he suggested his opponent, an Iraq war veteran, was not up to the task of a “real job.” Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler drew ire from a veterans’ group after he made the comments about his opponent for the Democratic nomination, Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, at an event held by the Tech Council of Maryland.
  • Candidate’s Complaint Called “Misguided”

    04/21/2014 1:39:14 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 April 2014 | John Semmens
    Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Lynette Bryant’s complaint against the Arkansas Democratic Party was rebuffed as “misguided” by Democratic National Committee Chairperson Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla). Dr. Bryant took exception to her primary opponent, Mike Ross, being described by Democratic Party officials as “the next governor of Arkansas.” She also protested being barred from speaking at Saline County’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner. “I can understand how Dr. Bryant—an African-American woman—might feel frustrated and belittled by the way she’s been treated,” Wasserman Schultz offered. “However, we need to focus on the big picture. The message of the Democratic Party is that...
  • The One Word Democrats May Not Utter During the Campaign (Nope, it's not "Obamacare")

    04/20/2014 7:21:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/19/2014 | Rick Moran
    The One Word Democrats May Not Utter During the Campaign Posted By Rick Moran On April 19, 2014 @ 11:26 am In Politics | And it’s not “Obamacare.”As important as Obamacare is to the Republicans in the midterm elections, the economy still tops everyone’s list as the number one issue facing the country.Some Democratic political consultants are advising candidates to avoid using the term “recovery” when describing the economy — for obvious reasons. This Fox News poll from January shows that 74% of Americans still think we’re in a recession. Any Democrat uttering the word “recovery” is likely to...
  • CA Dems block expulsion of legislator convicted of 8 felonies: Protecting the supermajority.

    02/28/2014 8:44:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That adage has more application than usual in California, where Democrats hold all of the statewide offices and supermajorities in the legislature. They can enact any policies they want, with only the judicial branch offering belated checks on their power. And when I say belated, that’s literally the case with state Senator Rod Wright, whom a jury found guilty in January of committing eight felonies regarding his residency and eligibility for the office he held.Normally, politicians who get that kind of a verdict have the decency to resign. If not, the body in...
  • Leland Yee case: Disgraced California state senator's legislative efforts fueled cash for campaigns

    04/20/2014 2:41:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April `19, 2014 4:19pm PDT | Aaron Kinney and Jessica Calefati
    Beginning in early 2011, state Sen. Leland Yee repeatedly solicited bribes to fund his San Francisco mayor and California secretary of state campaigns, according to the FBI agents who brought him down last month. But he appears to have devoted more time and energy to a far more lucrative pursuit: crafting or carrying legislation benefiting special interests who supply campaign contributions. It's a practice that's all too common in Sacramento, but Yee was a master. :snip: Yee introduced 20 bills from 2011 to 2014 that advanced a special interest over the public interest, according to this newspaper's review of his...
  • Department of Interior Asked To Investigate ALEC Bills In Wake Of Bundy Ranch Standoff

    04/19/2014 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 43 replies
    Brietbart Unmasked ^ | April 16, 2014. | Xenophon
    Last week’s standoff at Bundy Ranch is still reverberating in Washington today. According to Kate Sheppard at Huffington Post, Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has sent a letter to Mary Kendall, acting Inspector General for the Department of the Interior, asking her to investigate whether legislation pushed by the Koch brothers-linked American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been aimed at undermining the agency’s work.Two member affiliates of the Koch-supported Americans For Prosperity (AFP) organization gave their blessing as armed ‘Patriot’ militias showed up to confront agents of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) doing the dangerous, difficult job of removing Bundy’s trespass...
  • All 29 defendants in massive corruption case appear in court (RAT Yee & shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/18/2014 3:57:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/17/14 | Vic Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A story that sounds like a movie script is slowly grinding its way to trial. All of the 29 defendants in the massive corruption case involving suspended State Senator Leland Yee and reputed gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow appeared in federal court Thursday. With so many defendants, lawyers, and documents, the judge is trying to set up a system to manage what could be an unwieldy trial. What makes it even harder is that not everyone's on the same page. The frustration is beginning to show. There are 29 defendants, even more lawyers, a 137 page...