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  • Bernie Sanders Hosts a Nationwide House Party for Over 100,000 Would-Be Foot Soldiers

    07/30/2015 6:47:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | July 30, 2015 | Nick Corasaniti
    It had all the markings of a Washington house party: guests milling about, talk of politics and policy, a few custom cocktails and a crowd that would make a fire-code enforcer sweat. Oh, and Senator Bernie Sanders. Indeed, on what the campaign is calling one of the most important days of its upstart movement, Mr. Sanders came to this small apartment in southwest Washington, looked into a camera and spoke live to what his campaign said was more than 100,000 supporters nationwide. “Enough is enough,” Mr. Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate from Vermont, told his followers, listing grievance after grievance,...
  • White House assails move to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/30/2015 12:57:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/30/15 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama opposes Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of damaging videos exposing its fetal tissue donation program. White House press secretary Josh Earnest stopped short of issuing a formal veto threat against the legislation, but he said “on balance, the president would not be supportive of such congressional action.” "This is a tactic we have seen used before," Earnest said of the GOP legislation. "The president obviously does not support that ongoing effort.” The spokesman accused Republicans of trying "to play some politics with some selectively edited videos" and said they were released in a "fraudulent...
  • NY Governor Decrees Higher Minimum Wage [semi-satire]

    07/30/2015 10:41:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 July 2015 | John Semmens
    Professing to be “fed up” with the state legislature’s failure to enact a minimum wage he deems high enough, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has decreed a $15 per hour minimum wage for the fast food industry in his state. “I gave the legislature the opportunity to do the right thing, but their refusal to pass the $15 per hour wage has forced me to seize the initiative,” Cuomo said. “The voters of this state elected me to get things done. One way or another, that’s what I’m going to do. If the legislature thinks I’m treading on their turf they...
  • Trump Tops GOP By Wide Margin, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; But Dems Trump Trump In General

    07/30/2015 9:09:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    With 20 percent of Republican voters, Donald Trump is the clear leader in the crowded Republican presidential primary field, but he trails any of three leading Democratic contenders by wide margins in general election matchups, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Trump's 20 percent is the largest tally for a Republican contender in any national poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. Behind Trump are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 13 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 10 percent. No other Republican tops 6 percent and 12 percent are undecided. Trump also tops the "no...
  • Author Ronald Kessler On Bill Clinton: ‘He Has A Blonde, Busty Mistress’

    07/29/2015 4:50:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 73 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | 7/29/2015 | Chris Stigall
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Author Ronald Kessler defends secret service agents and makes some sensational claims about former Presidents in his new book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents. Kessler told Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that the recent struggles of the agency detailed in the media is more the fault of management culture than individual agents. “The culture that has led to this corner-cutting, it’s a culture within the management, not among the agents. Agents…are patriots. They sign up to take a bullet for the President. The management has the...
  • For Democrats, there’s no right answer on Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 6:59:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 29 2015 | David Weigel
    "I haven't seen the videos. And I don't generally make a habit of responding to right-wing videos," O'Malley told reporters in New Hampshire this week. "I do know that 97 percent of the work that Planned Parenthood does is about mammograms and preventative health. So that's what I know but I'll defer to others for commenting on that video and whatever videos they're pumping out there."
  • Inslee stands by Planned Parenthood, rebuffs “extremist organizations” calling for defunding

    07/29/2015 5:03:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | July 29, 2015 | Joel Connelly
    Gov. Jay Inslee has sharply rebuffed a campaign demanding that the state investigate and defund Planned Parenthood, describing it as the work of “national extremist organizations” trying to eliminate a vital source of health care for women, particularly poor women. The Governor’s statement came after a letter to Inslee by seven Republican legislators demanded that the state stop funding Planned Parenthood, and a letter from 34 GOP lawmakers asking Attorney General Bob Ferguson to investigate whether Planned Parenthood has been selling organs from aborted babies for financial gain. “Planned Parenthood provides millions of women across the country access to a...
  • L.A. City Council bans large-capacity ammunition magazines

    07/29/2015 3:36:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' L.A. Now ^ | July 28, 2015 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    Defying sharp warnings from gun rights groups, Los Angeles thrust itself into the national debate over gun control Tuesday, as city lawmakers voted unanimously to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.. Such magazines have been “the common thread” in almost all the mass shootings that have devastated the country, from Newtown to Virginia Tech to Columbine, said Juliet Leftwich, legal director for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Backers of the plan said it was a small but meaningful step to minimize the bloodshed, by forcing attackers to at least interrupt their rampages...
  • Reported two-month gap in Clinton emails coincides with escalating Libya violence

    07/29/2015 9:57:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-29-15
    A reported two-month gap in emails from Hillary Clinton's private account during 2012 coincides with a period of escalating violence in Libya and the obtaining of a special exemption by her top aide, Huma Abedin, to work for both the State Department and the Clinton Foundation. The Daily Beast reported late Tuesday that no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff for the months of May and June 2012 are among the estimated 2,000 messages that have been released from the Democratic presidential frontrunner's account. A State Department spokesman told The Daily Beast that only emails related to the...
  • Joe Biden: The Looming Threat to a Republican Presidency

    07/29/2015 12:45:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | July 29, 2015 | Liz Peek
    Joe Biden has dreamt of this moment. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is in free-fall and Republicans are busily re-enacting Lord of the Flies. After a lifetime of striving and six years as Loyal Number Two, the door has inched open for Biden to run. Joe Biden is popular, has ample name recognition and most likely the backing of the Obama White House. Moreover, he is liberal to his core, but does not alarm big money Democrats the way Elizabeth Warren might. Biden has a shot and could be extremely dangerous to the GOP. Hillary Clinton’s polls are crashing. The once inevitable...
  • LEFT-WING CARTOONIST TED RALL FIRED BY LA TIMES FOR LYING ABOUT LAPD

    07/28/2015 6:03:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/2015 | JOHN NOLTE
    Ted Rall, a noxious left-wing political cartoonist who has advocated violence against conservatives and on more than one occasion revealed himself as a racist, finally went too far, even for the same LA Times that champions those who threaten Jews with curb-stomping. According to the Times, in a May 11 article, Rall outright lied about a 2001 experience he had with the LAPD. Ted Rall — a freelance cartoonist whose work appears regularly in The Times — described an incident in which he was stopped for jaywalking on Melrose Avenue in 2001. Rall said he was thrown up against a...
  • Democrats on civil rights: Bullet or bribe? (...history of discrimination, dependency)

    07/28/2015 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | July 27, 2015 | Bill Federer
    Booker T. Washington In 1857, the Supreme Court, with seven of the nine justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney, appointed by Democrat President Andrew Jackson, wrote that slaves were “so far inferior … that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit.” After the Civil War, the 13th Amendment was adopted Dec. 6, 1865, abolishing slavery in America. Once Southern Democrats were forced to free their slaves, they attempted to effectively re-enslave them by passing “Black Codes” and “Jim Crow Laws” which...
  • Obama scolds Trump, 2016 Republican field; Trump shoots back

    07/28/2015 5:35:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    nj.com ^ | Brent Johnson
    President Obama on Monday denounced the frequently combative tone of the crowded race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, saying "the American people deserve better" and calling out Donald Trump specifically. Hours later, Trump fired back. "He's probably the worst president in the history of our country," the billionaire businessman said during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News. *snip* "In 18 months, I'm turning over the keys," Obama continued. "I want to make sure I'm turning over the keys to somebody who's serious about the serious problems the country faces and the world faces. And that requires on...
  • DNC speaks to empty College Democrat event

    07/28/2015 8:00:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
    campusreform ^ | 7/28/15 | Barillas
    The conference could barely fill the first two rows of seats. The speakers emphasized the important role Millennial voters can play in the political process by getting out the vote, engaging fellow students on campus, and supporting the objectives of the Democratic Party. The conference began July 22 and will end this Saturday. Emphasizing the importance of Millennial voters in upcoming elections, progressive activists spoke to a nearly empty auditorium at the College Democrats of America annual conference on Friday. Despite offering a full day of activities, speakers like Julian Castro, and campaigning advice from top political operatives, the College...
  • DEMS FOR JEB

    07/27/2015 4:05:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | July 27,2015
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-07-27/jeb-bush-snares-a-democratic-moneyman-on-hamptons-tour
  • Jeb attracts 'Bush Democrats' with the smell of money

    07/28/2015 6:14:49 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 6 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/28/15 | Steve Berman
    During the 1980 presidential campaign, Reagan cultivated a following of disaffected Democrats, known as “Reagan Democrats.”  The cross-over vote almost certainly helped Reagan crush Jimmy Carter at the polls.  Now, Jeb Bush is developing his own cadre of “Bush Democrats” but this crop sports more than just blue politics—their attraction to Bush is because of blue blood. Jeb Bush smells like money.  The scent emanates from him like a perfume, and it attracts the rich, establishment types from both parties in the same way Reagan attracted blue-collar workers to his cause.  This is all the more ironic and remarkable since...
  • Democrat Says American Citizenship Is a Human Right [semi-satire]

    07/27/2015 10:44:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 July 2015 | John Semmens
    Former Maryland governor and current contender for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination Martin O'Malley vowed to extend the rights of US citizenship to every alien in the country on day one of his administration. “According to our Constitution, all men are created equal,” O'Malley maintained. “It is a crime against humanity for us to treat people unequally based on their place of birth. Humans have the right to live wherever they want. Our government has the obligation to ensure that every human who chooses to live in America receives everything to which he or she is entitled.” As O'Malley sees...
  • Trump’s teachable moment: Ralph Nader on what we should make of the billionaire's longshot candidacy

    07/27/2015 10:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ralph Nader
    The brouhahas over billionaire Donald Trump show how broadcasters favor easy, juicy stories about powerful people’s bad words over harder, less sexy ones about their bad deeds. This is a teachable moment for the mass media. Failing to take Trump seriously could set a dangerous precedent for future candidates with fresh ideas, looking to shake up the controlling status quo. The Huffington Post, which carries my column, announced that it is excluding Trump from its political coverage and instead filing all stories about the man leading the Republican field, according to the most recent polls, under entertainment. If they existed...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Attacks Mike Huckabee For Saying Obama's Iran Deal (Shorten)

    07/27/2015 7:49:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) is attacking former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for comments he made in an interview on Breitbart News Saturday hosted by Breitbart editor-in-chief Alexander Marlow on the SiriusXM Patriot channel 125.
  • 'Have you been sexually harassed by Bill Clinton?' Willey launches new Anti-Hillary website

    07/27/2015 7:32:47 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 7/27/2015
    Bill Clinton sexual-harassment accuser Kathleen Willey has launched an anti-Hillary Clinton website titled “A Scandal A Day.” The site is partially aimed at recruiting other women who may have been assaulted by the former president. Calling Hillary Clinton “without a doubt the most corrupt politician that this nation has ever seen,” Willey announced the launch of her new website Sunday on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM and online. Willey, the former volunteer aide to Bill Clinton who says she was sexually harassed by the president in the 1990s,...
  • De Blasio raves about presidential hopeful, but it’s not Hillary

    07/25/2015 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2015 | Rich Calder
    Mayor de Blasio is a big fan of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders — because the Vermont senator is a proud “Democratic socialist.” [Snip] De Blasio was quick to correct CNN’s Carol Costello after she called Sanders a “socialist,” telling her the senator is a “Democratic socialist.” “I think there’s a lot to like in that title,” he gushed.
  • DNC speaks to empty College Democrat event

    07/26/2015 5:35:33 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 22 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 7/24/2015 | Mariana Barillas
    The conference began July 22 and will end this Saturday. Emphasizing the importance of Millennial voters in upcoming elections, progressive activists spoke to a nearly empty auditorium at the College Democrats of America annual conference on Friday. Despite offering a full day of activities, speakers like Julian Castro, and campaigning advice from top political operatives, the College Democrats of America were barely able to fill the first couple rows with young attendees.
  • Draft Biden group ramps up outreach

    07/26/2015 7:16:23 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    The super-PAC organized to encourage Vice President Biden to run for president released its first ad on Friday ahead of a “national day of action” to gather signatures for the push. “Some people ask why Joe Biden,” a young man in the ad says. “I turn back and ask them why not Joe Biden? He’s been on of the most influential vice presidents that this country has seen. He’s right now a part of one of the most successful administrations in recent history, and he’s a big reason for that success.” Supporters in the ad praise Biden for being on...
  • Martin O’Malley sides with illegal immigrants in lawsuit against Texas

    07/25/2015 8:57:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2015 | S. A. Miller
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley on Friday blasted Texas for denying birth certificates to some U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants without valid identification documents, declaring that “citizenship is a human right.” “Denying birth certificates to U.S, citizens is not only outrageous, it’s unconstitutional,” the former Maryland governor said in a statement released in English and Spanish. “The 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution could not be clearer. It states that ‘all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside,’ ” he...
  • Ex-NY State Sen. Leader John Sampson Convicted

    07/25/2015 12:34:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 25, 2015 | NLPC Staff
    New York State Senator John Sampson, a Democrat of Brooklyn, was convicted yesterday on three counts, including obstruction of justice. He was acquitted on six others, but the conviction should result in significant prison time. No date has yet been set for sentencing. Between 1998 and 2008, Sampson allegedly embezzled approximately $440,000 from the foreclosure sales of four Brooklyn properties on which he was a court- appointed referee. The embezzlement charges were thrown out because the state of limitations expired. The charges on which he was convicted relate to the cover-up. Reportedly, the Sampson investigation was an extension of...
  • Admit it, Dems: Hillary Could Strangle a Puppy on Live TV, and You’d Still Back Her

    07/25/2015 11:06:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    REASON ^ | 07/25/2015 | Matt Welch
    A quick recap: Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, violated guidelines from the National Archives and her own State Department by using her own private email server for professional correspondence, and then destroying whatever messages she deemed destructible. At first Clinton claimed that she needed a single non-governmental email account for "convenience," because she only had one phone. That claim turned out to be provably false. Next, she claimed that it didn’t matter much, because "The vast majority of my work emails went to government employees at their government addresses, which meant they were captured and preserved immediately on the...
  • Left Rallies to Defense of Planned Parenthood [semi-satire]

    07/25/2015 10:58:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 July 2015 | John Semmens
    Video evidence that Planned Parenthood traffics in organs taken from the babies it kills has sparked a wave of revulsion across the country. This gory profiteering clashes with the organization's attempts to portray itself as a champion of women's health. While Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and ten other Republican senators have requested that the DOJ investigate Planned Parenthood's body snatching business, leading Democrats want an investigation of the organization that released the videos to the media. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) called the videos "a reprehensible invasion of privacy" and demanded that the Center for Medical Progress (the organization...
  • Analysis: With Gay Marriage Legal, Democrats Could Lose Big in the 2016 Election

    07/25/2015 6:58:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/25/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    The Supreme Court's recent decision to make gay marriage legal nationwide was a significant victory for liberals. In next year's election, however, the decision will hurt Democrats. Success, after all, presents it own set of challenges. As sociologists Mayer Zald and Roberta Ash pointed out in their classic 1966 study of social movement organizations, the two biggest challenges of a social movement are complete success and complete failure (Social Forces 44 (March)). The ideal situation for maintaining a social movement, they wrote, would be to "over time always [seem] to be getting closer to its goal without quite attaining it."...
  • Red-state Democrats fret about leftward shift

    07/25/2015 4:44:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | July 24, 2015 | Kyle Cheney and Rachana Pradhan
    Governor’s races in South and Midwest could be lost if party brand becomes too liberal. Centrist Democrats were wiped out in the 2014 elections and in their absence emerged a resurgent liberal movement, embodied most recently by the surprisingly competitive presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. But the suddenly ascendant left — its populist overtones becoming part of the mainstream Democratic pitch — is worrying Democrats who want to compete on Republican-leaning turf. The party lost every competitive gubernatorial and Senate race in the South last year. And Democrats didn’t fare much better in the heartland. Now, as Bernie...
  • Pop stars in Democratic politics

    07/24/2015 9:23:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    AmericaBlog ^ | July 24, 2015 | Holly Blackler
    Pop stars are definitely not shy about taking sides in American politics, as we saw when artists such as Madonna, Cher, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Beyonce all rallied behind President Obama in his respective campaigns. On their own, singers are just voters. They might not know a whole lot about politics, and you might not care what they think. But a lot of people, especially young people, do. And young people matter. The 2014 midterms saw the lowest youth turnout in 70 years, contributing to sweeping Republican victories a few short years after the youth vote helped President Obama...
  • Hillary: Even open-minded white people feel a twinge of fear at the sight of a black man in a hoodie

    07/24/2015 6:35:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 23, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Via the Weekly Standard, where were you the day Hillary’s campaign imploded? No, I kid. Drudge was pushing this earlier because the idea of lefty infighting over whether their nominee-in-waiting is a racist or not is simply delicious. Spoiler: She is racist, or at least the left used to think so. (A few of them still do.) Now that their hold on power depends upon her being absolved, though, absolution is freely granted via the memory hole. She’ll be given a pass on this partly for that reason and partly because her admission about fear of black men in hoodies...
  • Friday Talking Points -- Following the Trump Whirlwind

    07/24/2015 6:22:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post's Entertainment The Blog ^ | July 24, 2015 | Chris Weigant, Political writer and blogger
    Welcome back, everyone. This column went on hiatus last week, so we could attend Netroots Nation. So we've got two whole weeks to cover today, just to warn everyone in advance. Two weeks ago, we kind of went out on a limb (the polling evidence was not all that clear when we wrote it) and subtitled our previous column: "Donald Trump, Frontrunner." Since that time, such a statement has gone from being a wild prediction to becoming an equally-wild reality. The first Republican presidential debate is happening in less than two weeks, and Donald Trump is not only guaranteed one...
  • Hillary Scolds Media For "Inaccuracies": You Have "Responsibilty" To "Get The Facts Right"

    07/24/2015 2:19:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Pamela Key
    Friday at New York University, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed news reports today that two inspector generals requested the Department of Justice launch a criminal investigation into Clinton’s use of private email and server during her tenure as Secretary of State.
  • Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson jettisoned by Connecticut Democrats

    07/24/2015 11:55:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Last month Matt Vespa covered the story of Democrats in Virginia who were talking about changing the name of their annual Jefferson Jackson dinner because of the Dylan Roof shooting or the Confederate Battle Flag or racism or something. That may have sounded rather silly at the time, but it’s turned out to be prophetic. Democrats in Connecticut also have an annual dinner named after the same prominent early Americans – as with their fellows across the nation – and have made the decision to change the name. (Because who would want to be associated with those guys, right?)...
  • Increasingly Divided Democrats Causing Problems for Their Party

    07/24/2015 7:55:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Michael Barone
    America's two major political parties have a difficult task: amassing a 51 percent coalition in a nation that has always been -- not just now, but from the beginning -- regionally, religiously, racially and ethnically diverse. George W. Bush's Republicans in 2006 and 2008 were not able to hold together the 51 percent coalition that re-elected him in 2004. Barack Obama's Democrats in 2014 were not able to hold together the 51 percent coalition that re-elected him in 2012. And, while the media and the voters are transfixed by the antics of Donald Trump, and speculating on possible damage to...
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave

    07/24/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    News Channel 3 ^ | July 22, 2015 | Eryn Taylor
    Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave Posted 10:18 pm, July 22, 2015, by Eryn Taylor MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. “If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on...
  • Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist Invited to Brief Dems on Drone Policy

    01/06/2014 5:41:54 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-6-2014 | Alana Goodman
    January 6, 2014 Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist Invited to Brief Dems on Drone Policy Alana Goodman The representative of a human rights group headed by a designated al Qaeda terrorist was denied a visa by the State Department after being invited by congressional Democrats to discuss drone strikes.Mohammad Al Ahmady, the Yemen director for Geneva-based NGO Al Karama, was expected to brief Reps. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.), Barbara Lee (D., Calif.), and Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) the morning of the Nov. 19, according to press release from Grayson’s office.Ahmady, who also serves as a top official in an...
  • Want To See What Hillionaire's Cribs Look Like? Holy Mother Of One Percent.

    07/23/2015 9:39:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Chicks on the Right.com ^ | 6/29/2015 | Daisy
    Hillary. She's JUST SO RELATABLE and down-to-earth and NOT icky and one-percenty at ALL, isn't she? I mean, she's a Democrat, so she can't be part of that one percent. (Listen, kids. According to the lamestream media, it only counts as evil if you're a Republican like Mitt Romney and you amassed your wealth in the private sector and didn't take it from taxpayers. But I suppose that's neither here nor there, because FANGIRLS OMG!)
  • Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name

    07/23/2015 8:36:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    CTPost ^ | July 22, 2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the (NAACP) the state (Democrat Party) will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.
  • Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name

    07/23/2015 7:52:48 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 37 replies
    CtPost.com ^ | 7/23/2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery. Party leaders voted unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to rename the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in the aftermath of last month’s fatal shooting of nine worshipers at the historic black church in Charleston, S.C. The decision is believed to be unprecedented and could prompt Democrats in other states with similarly-named events to follow suit. “I see it as the right thing to do,”...
  • (CT) Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name [ed]

    07/23/2015 6:47:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery. Party leaders voted unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to rename the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in the aftermath of last month’s fatal shooting of nine worshipers at the historic black church in Charleston, S.C.
  • Snyder confirms Wayne County financial emergency

    07/22/2015 7:12:37 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 5 replies
    WDIV ^ | 7-22-2015
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder confirmed a state review team's finding that Wayne County is operating under a financial emergency. County leaders have until 5 p.m. July 29 to request a hearing on the governor's determination. Should a hearing be requested, it will be held at 10 a.m. July 30, in Lansing, before the state treasurer or his designee. Following the hearing (or if no hearing is requested by the county), the governor can either confirm or revoke his determination that a financial emergency exists. The Wayne County Commission then can choose one of four options to deal with this financial...
  • ‘You Should Be for Americans’: Victims of Illegal-Alien Sanctuary Policies

    07/22/2015 5:40:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | July 21, 2015 | Mark Krikorian
    The Corner The one and only. ‘You Should Be for Americans’: Victims of Illegal-Alien Sanctuary Policies Tell Their Stories by Mark Krikorian July 21, 2015 7:39 PM @MarkSKrikorian The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today featuring family members of Americans killed by illegal aliens. The witnesses told the stories of Danny Oliver, Grant Ronnebeck, Kathryn Steinle, Dennis McCann, and Josh Wilkerson – all dead because federal, state, and local governments have abdicated their responsibility to protect American citizens from foreign criminals. The anti-borders activists were sensible enough not to disrupt the proceedings, as they have done so often before....
  • Is Donald Trump Pulling A Nigerian 419 Scam?

    07/21/2015 6:14:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 91 replies
    James Altucher ^ | July 20, 2015 | James Altucher
    I'm sort of breaking my promise here. No news. Why no news? Because the news you read is almost always by uninformed reporters and is totally irrelevant in 99.999% of the cases. Example: Greece has not paid a single debt since Rome took over in 146 BC. And yet, everyone keeps asking me about Greece. News flash: They will borrow more money, and AGAIN they will not pay their debts. Nor should they. Greece is a subsidized beach resort, healthy food, etc but they aren't a real country - (sorry in advance to anyone offended by this) and then in...
  • Hillary Clinton said it. Black lives matter. No hedge.

    07/21/2015 3:25:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 20, 2015 | Janell Ross
    She said it. She really did. Actually she typed it. But still, there was no hedge. In a live Facebook Q&A set up primarily for average people interested in asking Hillary Clinton questions, some reporters popped in too. Ok, a lot of reporters popped in, since Clinton hasn't exactly been too open about taking questions from reporters. Among the online attendees was the Post's own, Wesley Lowery. Lowery asked Clinton this question and got this response: "Black lives matter." With those three little words, Clinton acknowledged that there are myriad ways that race continues to shape life in America that...
  • Democrats use Donald Trump's remarks to castigate GOP

    07/21/2015 2:44:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | July 21, 2015 | Erica Werner, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's incendiary comments - and the GOP response - are proving political gold for Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid jumped on both Tuesday, first attacking Trump for his criticism of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., then pivoting to a larger target: the growing GOP presidential field and the entire Republican Party. Reid, D-Nev., noted that while Trump's GOP White House rivals were nearly unanimous in denouncing Trump's suggestion that McCain is not really a war hero, they were more tentative in responding to his criticisms of Mexican immigrants as "criminals" and "rapists."(continued)
  • Hillary Clinton tries to go home again

    07/21/2015 2:07:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-21-15 | Wesley Pruden
    Hillary Clinton returned to the scene of the original crime Saturday night, telling surviving Democrats in Arkansas why they should love her like she and Bill love themselves.
  • No One Will Help You

    07/21/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by TheRightVoivode · 46 replies
    Free Northerner ^ | July 17 2015 | Free Northerner
    Going around is the story of a Democratic activist who encountered diversity on the subway and was culturally enriched with a folding knife. The Federalist goes on some kind of shaming rant of the beta males who watched his encounter with vibrancy, but this is misguided. The better question is why would we expect anyone to help? The freedom of self-defence has been under full-court attack, particularly by the progressive types of whom Sutherland was a part. If you read his blog and look at the voting record of the man he interned with, Sutherland was in favour of removing...
  • Spouse-cheat breach: Hackers threaten to expose 30 million users of AshleyMadison.com

    07/20/2015 5:49:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/20/2015 | DAVID PIERSON
    Hackers are threatening to expose information on over 30 million users of AshleyMadison.com, a website for cheating spouses famous for its tagline “Life is short. Have an Affair.” A group of hackers called The Impact Team reportedly has posted some data already and is demanding that parent company Avid Life Media shut down AshleyMadison and a sister site, EstablishedMen.com, according to Krebs On Security, a blog run by former Washington Post reporter Brian Krebs. The Toronto-based Avid Life Media said Monday it closed the breach in its computer system and was working with law enforcement. How the hackers got in,...
  • After Five Years, Dodd-Frank Is a Failure

    07/20/2015 12:47:08 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Jeb Hensarling
    Tuesday will mark five years since President Obama’s signing of the Dodd-Frank law, the most sweeping rewrite of the country’s financial laws since the New Deal. Mr. Obama told the country that the legislation would “lift our economy.” The statute itself declared that it would “end too big to fail” and “promote financial stability.” None of that has come to pass. Too-big-to-fail institutions have not disappeared. Big banks are bigger, small banks are fewer, and the financial system is less stable. Meanwhile, the economy remains in the doldrums. Dodd-Frank was based on the premise that the financial crisis was the...