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  • Throughout Hillary Clinton's Life and Career, U. S. Jews Have Been Close at Hand (Mega-Barfie)

    07/01/2015 12:59:40 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 29 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | June 23, 2015 | Ron Kampeas
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – From the man who married her grandmother to the man who married her daughter, from working a room full of bar mitzvah guests on behalf of her husband’s political career to headlining major pro-Israel events during her own, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s journey has never wandered far from Jews. Clinton’s Jewish encounters have been a natural consequence of her East Coast education, her trajectory in the party favored by a substantial majority of Jewish-Americans, and her embrace of the Jewish narrative of triumphing over adversity and bigotry, longtime friends of the 2016 presidential candidate say. Sara Ehrman, whose...
  • Caption the Democrats

    07/01/2015 11:10:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    July 1, 2015
    They're obviously blowing and going ... but over what?
  • Democratic Turnout a '16 Risk Factor, Poll Finds

    06/30/2015 1:15:22 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 29, 2015 | Alexis Simendinger
    Democratic voters are skeptics this summer. They doubt presidential contenders can deliver favored reforms from Washington, no matter how enticing the policy agendas sound. Those doubts depress enthusiasm about next year’s White House contest and could impact turnout for the eventual Democratic nominee. Those were among early warnings in a survey released Monday of likely 2016 voters, sponsored by Democracy Corps and Women’s Voices, Women Vote Action Fund. Americans want change and reforms, but “people don’t think any of this is going to happen,” Stan Greenberg, chairman and CEO of polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, said during a reporter...
  • KKK Plans South Carolina State House Rally

    06/30/2015 6:41:57 AM PDT · by EnigmaticAnomaly · 39 replies
    msn news ^ | 6/28/15 | Andrew Shain
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Ku Klux Klan will hold a rally at the South Carolina State House next month to protest efforts to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds. Any group can request to hold a rally at the State House as long as its grounds are available, said Brian Gaines, a spokesman for the South Carolina Budget and Control Board. The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan requested the rally from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 18, Gaines said. The Klan is expecting 100 to 200 to attend, according to a copy of its...
  • Who’s in Charge? Gov. Walker Talks About Wisconsin Witch Hunt; Witch Hunters Not Pleased

    04/28/2015 2:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2015 | John Hayward
    While visiting Iowa this weekend, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker commented on the wildly out-of-control “John Doe” prosecution waged by partisan Democrats in his state. One of the many objectionable features of this crusade was that the targets were legally gagged from talking about it. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm responded to Walker’s comments by threatening him. Whatever Chisholm’s virtues as a D.A. might be, a keen sense of irony is evidently not among them.The Wisconsin Witch Hunt has been an abiding interest of mine for years–rarely have so many been terrorized by so few for so little gain, until...

    06/28/2015 5:33:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | june 28, 2015 | rob milford
    With a name like Dixie Flags, you might think the San Antonio-based business would be the last place on earth that would banish Confederate flags — you would be wrong. After 57 years in a business started by his parents, Pete Van de Putte said that Dixie Flag will no longer make or sell the Confederate battle flag. In an interview with the San Antonio Express-News this week, Van de Putte says that in conversations with manufacturers and suppliers, they have all decided to stop making or shipping the controversial flag. “My official opinion is now that it is an offensive item and we...
  • N.J. Democrats to revive effort to restore $7.5 million Christie cut for women's health

    06/24/2015 7:05:59 PM PDT · by Coleus ^ | 06.22.15 | Susan K. Livio
    Democratic leaders will introduce a budget that once again includes $7.5 million Gov. Chris Christie eliminated five years ago for women's health services and led to the closure of six family planning centers, state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said.Christie said in 2010 he eliminated the funds as part of a wide array of cuts to close a budget gap. But in speeches to conservative groups in February and again last week, the Republican governor, who is mulling a bid for president, boasted he had "vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times out of the New Jersey budget."Now that his true...
  • National Socialist Workers Party against the Church, PT II

    06/27/2015 10:39:28 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 12 replies
    wikipedia ^ | 06/27/2015 | unknown
    The Nazis disliked universities, intellectuals and the Catholic and Protestant churches. Their long term plan was to de-Christianise Germany after final victory in the war.[3][10] Their ideology could not accept an autonomous establishment, whose legitimacy did not spring from the government, and desired the subordination of the church to the state.[2] To many Nazis, Catholics were suspected of insufficient patriotism, or even of disloyalty to the Fatherland, and of serving the interests of "sinister alien forces".[11] Aggressive anti-Church radicals like Joseph Goebbels and Martin Bormann saw the conflict with the Churches as a priority concern, and anti-church and anti-clerical sentiments...
  • Chelsea's mom has got it going on! Band sings the praises of presidential candidate Hillary

    06/27/2015 1:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 26, 2015 | Carly Stern
    Barack Obama got his own music video from 'Obama Girl' during his presidential campaign back in 2007, and now White House hopeful Hillary Clinton has earned a musical dedication of her own to promote her run for President. All-male string quartet Well-Strung did a remixed rendition of Fountains of Wayne's 2003 song Stacy's Mom, which tells the story of a boy who has a crush on his friend's attractive mother, dedicating it to 67-year-old Hillary – and her daughter Chelsea, 35. In Well-Strung's version, which they released on YouTube yesterday, Chelsea's mom is the one who's 'got it goin' on'...
  • Virginia Democrats are giving away tickets to Hillary Clinton's speech tonight

    06/26/2015 11:22:03 PM PDT · by South40 · 51 replies
    Busines Insider ^ | 26 JUN 2015 | HUNTER WALKER
    The Democratic Party of Virginia is currently giving away free tickets to an event featuring Hillary Clinton later tonight. Clinton is headlining the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner on Friday evening. Though the event is raising money for the Virginia Democrats rather than her presidential bid, it is considered an important campaign appearance for Clinton. The dinner is Clinton's first campaign stop in Virginia, a crucial swing state. It's also one of her first stops outside of the early primary states. Tickets for the event are being sold for $30 and $125. However, on Friday afternoon, some Virginia Democrats received an...
  • Democrat Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Tries to Make Churches Fund Abortions. She Fails

    06/26/2015 1:33:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | June 26, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Earlier this week, the head of the Democratic party attempted to force Americans,including churches, to pay for abortions. On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee considered the bill making appropriations for Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The legislation contains a number of important pro-life policies and Democrat Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz filed an amendment to strike the conscience protections contained in Sec. 530 of the appropriations bill. The language in that section comes from a pro-life bill, H.R. 940, the Healthcare Conscience Rights Act, and provides relief from the conscience violations imposed by the HHS Preventive Services Mandate. It...
  • House bill would force the Supreme Court to enroll in ObamaCare

    06/25/2015 3:49:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/2015 | Mark Hensch
    A House Republican on Thursday proposed forcing the Supreme Court justices and their staff to enroll in ObamaCare. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said that his SCOTUScare Act would make all nine justices and their employees join the national healthcare law’s exchanges. “As the Supreme Court continues to ignore the letter of the law, it’s important that these six individuals understand the full impact of their decisions on the American people,” he said. “That’s why I introduced the SCOTUScare Act to require the Supreme Court and all of its employees to sign up for ObamaCare,” Babin said. Babin’s potential legislation would...
  • Dem voting bill targets states with 'record of racial discrimination'

    06/25/2015 2:03:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jordain Carney
    Democrats have rolled out a proposal that would restore a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down in 2013. The bill, introduced by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), would establish a new formula to determine which state and local governments are required to get approval before changing their voting laws. Under the legislation, states that have a "record of racial discrimination" within the past 25 years would need federal approval to change their voting laws, according to a fact sheet from Leahy's office. The proposal would also allow...
  • 90% of the Racism in America Comes from the Democratic Party and the Left

    06/25/2015 9:37:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/25/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Ninety percent of the racism in America today comes from the Democratic Party and the Left. They live off it and exploit it. It is unconscionable to the degree they do this, ruining the lives and futures of the very people they say they are helping in the process. I am uniquely positioned to say this because I spent most of my life on the Left and was a civil rights worker in the South in my early twenties. I was also, to my everlasting regret, a donor to the Black Panther Party in the seventies. So I have seen...
  • Top GOP talk show host says Clinton is "prohibitive favorite" for 2016 (Don't debate Cruz!)

    06/24/2015 8:58:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CBS News' Face The Nation ^ | June 24, 2015 | Louise Dufresne
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)One of talk radio's leading Republican voices says Hillary Clinton is the "prohibitive favorite" in the 2016 election, and in a new book, "The Queen, the Epic Ambition of Hillary and the Coming of a Second Clinton Era," provides some campaign advice. Among his suggestions: if the nominee is Ted Cruz, don't debate him. "Senator Cruz has won nine Supreme Court arguments, John. You don't do that because you're lucky. You win nine Supreme Court arguments because you're really, really smart. And I advise in 'The Queen' if he's the nominee that [Clinton] should simply reject debates with him because...
  • Judge reopens FOIA case on Hillary Clinton aide Abedin (Huma)

    06/20/2015 8:23:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    politico ^ | June 19, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Reacting to the disclosure that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state, a federal judge agreed Friday to reopen a conservative group's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking details about the employment arrangements of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. However, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan declined — for now — to address claims from Judicial Watch that Clinton's use of the private account and server led State Department officials to commit a fraud on the court by certifying they had turned over all responsive records.
  • The Democratic Party Should Change its Name (vanity)

    06/24/2015 1:09:01 PM PDT · by grayhog · 20 replies
    6/24/15 | Vanity
    The Democratic Party should change its name because of its history as the source of the KKK, Jim Crow laws and opposition to racial integration. The name is a symbol of the hate and racial prejudices of its past that our country should no longer give legitimacy.
  • Manchin, Toomey both interested in reviving gun control push

    06/23/2015 6:36:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2015 | By Colby Itkowitz
    In the wake of the Charleston shooting, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) are considering ways to renew their failed push to pass meaningful gun control legislation. In separate interviews Tuesday night at a reception before a ceremony hosted by Sandy Hook families to honor Toomey, they discussed their desire to find a new way forward. “We want to make sure we have the votes. Pat’s going to have to, and I’ll work with him, to get some of our colleagues on the Republican side,” Manchin said, adding he hasn’t talked directly to Toomey about a revival. Manchin...
  • 3 accused of assaulting worker in Jackson (TN) restaurant

    06/23/2015 4:26:31 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 18 replies
    WBBJ ^ | June 23, 2015 | WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
    DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- Three people appeared Tuesday in city court on accusations of entering a Jackson fast food restaurant and assaulting an employee during a busy lunch hour.
  • The 10 Most Pervasive Lies About Conservative America

    06/23/2015 12:51:15 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 9 replies
    Self | 6/23/15 | Me
    1) Conservatives are racist! Nonsense. Conservatives welcome all races and colors in our quest to defend our founding ideals. Likewise, we unilaterally reject divisive victimization propaganda used to incite animosity and discord along racial and economic lines. Although there are racist elements in all facets of America, such endeavors are intrinsically destructive and invite future bigotry upon yourself and peers. Why else would “racist” Republicans support Allen West, Ben Carson, Mia Love, and Marco Rubio, let alone embrace the lives and transcendent wisdom of Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. and Thomas Sowell? Not supporting Barack Obama’s Marxist agenda...
  • Leading Dems OK with Clinton Foundation Influence Peddling [semi-satire]

    06/23/2015 9:42:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Despite former Clinton administration official Robert Reich’s reservations about “the apparent impropriety of a husband of a potential future president accepting money from foreign governments and big corporations for ‘speeches’ that hardly seem worth listening to, much less paying for,” key Democrats think its okay. “Bringing money into America from a foreign government boosts our economy,” said Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass). “If it’s trying to buy a policy that Hillary was going to follow anyway, well, that’s just ‘found money.’ And if it’s for a policy that Hillary doesn’t like, well, she can always welsh on the deal.” “People have...
  • Senate advances fast-track trade bill for Obama

    06/23/2015 9:15:22 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/2015 | Alexander Bolton
    The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority. The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become law. Fast-track authority would allow Obama to send trade deals to Congress for up-or-down votes. The White House wants the authority to conclude negotiations on a sweeping trans-Pacific trade deal. Thirteen Democrats backed fast-track in Tuesday’s vote, handing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a major legislative victory....
  • Dear Democrats: Populism Will Not Save You.

    06/22/2015 7:49:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 20, 2015 | John B. Judis
    The perils of the progressive plan to build an electoral majority by fighting inequality. A century of new rules—from the advent of direct presidential primaries, to the end of the seniority system in Congress, to conservative Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance—has dramatically eroded the power that official party structures once exercised over politicians and their platforms. Today, an informal network of donors, policy and political groups, media outlets, consultants, labor unions, and star politicians determine in what broad directions both sides of the spectrum will evolve over the long term. Many of these players don't actually identify themselves by...
  • ‘Rush’ Drummer Who Praised Ayn Rand Now Pounds Rand Paul (Neil Peart: Support Democratic Party)

    06/22/2015 11:56:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 19, 2015 2:33pm ET | Ashley Rae Goldberg
    Neil Peart, the drummer behind the band Rush, has made it known that, as a “bleeding-heart libertarian,” he encourages people to support Democrats. […] Rolling Stone notes that Peart's newfound beliefs appear to prioritize the “bleeding-heart” aspect over the “libertarian” one. Speaking of the libertarian-oriented Senator Rand Paul, a 2016 presidential candidate, Peart allegedly told Rolling Stone it is “very obvious” that Paul "hates women and brown people.” […] Peart, who recently became a United States citizen, told Rolling Stone, “For a person of my sensibility, you’re only left with the Democratic party.” …
  • Dem Strategist: We Shouldn’t Be Surprised if Sanders Beats Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire

    06/22/2015 9:31:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/22/2015 | BY: David Rutz
    Democratic strategist Maria Cardona posed the idea Sunday that frontrunner Hillary Clinton could lose critical early-state nomination races in Iowa and New Hampshire to socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). Cardona, a self-described Clinton supporter, said on ABC’s This Week that no one should be surprised if Sanders wins both races. This could be a sign of just how worried Clinton’s camp is about Sanders, who has garnered huge enthusiasm among the left-wing base of the party. Host Jonathan Karl teased the discussion with clips of Sanders supporters crowing about their man. He polled well in a recent survey of...
  • The Left Is Eating Itself

    06/21/2015 9:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In the hot days of summer, the progressive revolution that took over cities and even the national government is frenziedly devouring itself. The media is pounding away at Hillary Clinton, not because it cares about her foundation’s dirty deals or the contents of her email server, but because it doesn’t trust her ideological commitment. If the media were sure of that, both stories would have been treated like Benghazi; mocked, ridiculed, falsely fact checked and then buried in a haunted Indian graveyard under the New York Times building at midnight. Instead the media pined for Elizabeth Warren. When the Native...
  • Dem Strategist: ‘Cannot Imagine Horror That Could’ve Occurred’ if Charlston Churchgoers Were Armed

    06/20/2015 6:50:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/20/2015 | Jason Howerton
    Longtime Democratic strategist Bob Shrum said on MSNBC Friday that he “cannot imagine the horror that could’ve unfolded” if churchgoers were armed during the recent massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. Nine people were slaughtered on Wednesday night after suspected gunman Dylann Roof allegedly opened fire in the historically black church. Only three people survived, including a grandmother who played dead and laid on top of her granddaughter to protect her. Roof reportedly had time to reload his gun several times. “I cannot imagine the horror that could’ve occurred if people were sitting around with concealed weapons, this thing started and...
  • Dem Strategist:‘I Cannot Imagine the Horror That Could’ve Occurred’ if Churchgoers Were Armed(Trunc)

    06/19/2015 7:08:57 PM PDT · by South40 · 106 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 19 JUNE 2015 | Jason Howerton
    FULL TITLE: Dem Strategist: ‘I Cannot Imagine the Horror That Could’ve Occurred’ if Churchgoers Were Armed During Charleston Massacre Longtime Democratic strategist Bob Shrum said on MSNBC Friday that he “cannot imagine the horror that could’ve unfolded” if churchgoers were armed during the recent massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. ((snip)) “I cannot imagine the horror that could’ve occurred if people were sitting around with concealed weapons, this thing started and you had a full-scale gunfight,” Shrum said Friday. “You might not even have three survivors.”
  • Republicans Keep Quiet About Race and Gun Control After Charleston Shooting

    06/19/2015 4:19:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Cray24 ^ | June 19, 2015 | Bogdan Moisa
    None of the Republican presidential hopefuls have made any comments on the Charleston Shooting regarding race or gun control. The Democrats candidates on the other hand call for more gun control and criticize police brutality in black communities, appealing to both black and white voters. On the other hand, Republicans try to target the white community, especially from the Southern states who do not want enforced gun control laws. In fact Republicans have push a liberal agenda when it comes to gun control. The fact that none of the Republican candidates discussed race and gun control issues after the Charleston...
  • Sanders surge is becoming a bigger problem for Clinton

    06/19/2015 8:20:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    It may be time for Hillary Clinton to take the challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders more seriously. Sanders is surging in the race for the party’s presidential nomination. The Vermont Independent has drawn huge crowds of supporters in Iowa and New Hampshire, and pulled within striking distance of Clinton in some Granite State polls. “This is not a protest campaign,” Sanders declared at a breakfast with reporters in Washington last week. “This is a campaign to win.” He’s also a powerful presence on social media, where supporters are eager to share news about his campaign. While Clinton remains the runaway...
  • Once Again, President Barack Obama Calls For The Abolition Of The Secret Service

    06/19/2015 6:30:40 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/18/2015 | Jim Treacher
    Guns are evil. More guns = more crime. Get rid of guns, because bad people do bad things with guns. Now that we’ve established the ground rules, ladies and gentlemen: the President of the United States. “We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed, in part, because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun.” Whether or not anything he just said is true, it’s clear that his appeal to emotion demands immediate and decisive action. That’s why, for the sake of Americans everywhere,...
  • It's Democrats, Not Republicans, Who Are The Extremists

    06/19/2015 2:37:25 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/18/2015 | John Merline
    Despite the constantly stated claim that Republicans have moved to the extreme right while Democrats have remained a bunch of perfectly reasonable moderates, the fact is that it's the Democratic party that is driving to the ideological corner, as shown by a Gallup report released on Thursday.
  • Hillary: "We Have To Face Hard Truths About Race,Violence,Guns And Division"

    06/18/2015 3:26:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies ^ | June 18,2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday in Las Vegas, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a Democratic presidential candidate, reacted to the fatal shooting of nine parishioners inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. Clinton said, “The shock and pain of this crime of hate strikes deep. Nine people, women and men, cut down at prayer. Murdered in a house of God. It just broke my heart. That of course is the last place we should see violence. But we shouldn’t see it anywhere.
  • Friends of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker raking in the dough

    06/18/2015 8:21:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/18/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The crazy corrupt corporation known as Newark Watershed Conservation Development Corporation (NWC) picks up about $10 MILLION a year from taxpayers to run a shadow government that allegedly funnels largess into the pockets of pals of US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). But true to form, New England media lefties zip their lips while pulling “SEND” off of their keyboards. And did we expect anything else? Reformers like Jeff Tittel of the Sierra Club calls the NWC the “Newark Watershed Development & Corruption Corp.” Supposedly set up to run land holdings around northwest New Jersey reservoirs, Tittel says, “the NWCDC was...
  • Mark Levin cuts off interview when Donald Trump starts criticizing Marco Rubio

    06/17/2015 6:13:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 80 replies
    Mofopolitics ^ | Jun. 17, 2015
    Things were going swimmingly, that is, until Donald Trump became mildly critical of Marco Rubio– at which point, Rubio loyalist Mark Levin suddenly [air quote] hit a hard break [air quote]… Levin: I have to tell you something…the callers, they’re very excited about your campaign. On Free Trade… Levin: I agree with you, actually. (SNIP) But then Trump crossed the line by mildly criticizing Marco Rubio… Trump: Rubio, weak on immigration– very weak on immigration, although he tried to come back. But, you know, uh, we know where he stands. He’s very, very weak. You know, he did the immigration...
  • 23 Prominent Democrats Who Rolled In Donald Trump’s Dough

    06/17/2015 12:05:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/17/2015 | By Philip Wegmann
    For being a true conservative, Donald Trump sure has funneled a lot of cash to prominent liberal Democrats over the years. The billionaire media mogul has flirted with presidential politics before. But this time, he’s finally going for it. Yesterday, Donald Trump officially announced that he’s running for president. During a press conference at Trump Tower, the Donald declared that the nation needs someone to “take the brand of the United States and make it great again.” Mr. Trump knows something about rebranding. He’s done a lot of it over the past few years. On the conservative speaking circuit, Trump...
  • “Rent a Crowd” Company Admits Politicians Are Using Their Service

    06/16/2015 10:33:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies ^ | June 16, 2015 | Ian Cioffi
    Did you listen to Jeb Bush make his announcement yesterday? Did you hear loud cheers from a crowd that seemed excited at the prospect that there could be another Bush as President? Was I the only one confused? I don’t know one person who doesn’t threaten to leave the Country if it’s Bush vs Clinton for President again. Can’t imagine folks actually excited and cheering for Jeb. It got me wondering, would someone like Jeb, or another candidate that’s been struggling like he has, hire a crowd? Pay people to attend their rallies to make them seem like their gaining...
  • Robert Reich: Americans have had it with free trade

    06/16/2015 2:17:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    Salon ^ | June 16, 2015 | Robert Reich
    How can it be that the largest pending trade deal in history – a deal backed both by a Democratic president and Republican leaders in Congress – is nearly dead? The Trans Pacific Partnership may yet squeak through Congress but its near-death experience offers an important lesson. It’s not that labor unions have regained political power (union membership continues to dwindle and large corporations have more clout in Washington than ever) or that the President is especially weak (no president can pull off a major deal like this if the public isn’t behind him). The biggest lesson is most Americans...
  • Poll: Was it improper for Missouri Gov.Nixon to accept a $50,000 donation from UAW

    06/15/2015 3:03:57 PM PDT · by ncfool · 17 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | St. Louis Business Journal
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon received a $50,000 donation from the United Auto Workers international headquarters in Detroit days after his June 4 veto of a bill that would stop employers from having workers pay union dues as a condition of employment.
  • Hillary Clinton Shifts Away From Obamatrade: Find Out "What's In It First"

    06/15/2015 4:40:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | June 15,2015 | Breitbart News
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that President Barack Obama should use a setback in Congress to seek the best possible trade agreement with 11 other Pacific Rim nations, pointing to the stumbles over the pact as an opportunity to address Democrats’ concerns about job protections and wages.
  • Hack the vote: Cyber experts say ballot machines easy targets

    06/11/2015 3:19:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 11, 2015 | By Malia Zimmerman
    The recent cyber theft of millions of personnel records from the federal government was sophisticated and potentially crippling, but hackers with just rudimentary skills could easily do even more damage by targeting voting machines, according to security experts. In many cases, even the electronic ballots could be manipulated remotely, according to a new report. The report found that the AVS WINVote machines Virginia has used since 2002 have such flimsy security that an amateur hacker could change votes from outside a polling location. “This means anyone could have broken into the machines from the parking lot,” said Cris Thomas, a...
  • Congressman Introduces Automatic Voter Bill [semi-satire]

    06/14/2015 11:38:43 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) has drafted legislation that he says “will greatly simplify the whole voting process in this country. Right now we have what is basically an ‘opt-in’ system. Those who want to vote have to take the initiative to register and make a periodic effort to cast a ballot. There is no question this reduces the number of ballots cast and lessens participation in our democratic process.” Under Cicilline’s bill, every voter would be automatically registered to vote on his or her 18th birthday. A notice would be sent supplying each newly registered voter with a postage-paid reply...
  • [Democratic Congressman Elijah] Cummings failed to file state, city paperwork for rental unit

    06/14/2015 9:42:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Baltimore Sun's Sun Investigates ^ | June 13, 2015 | John Fritze
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rep. Elijah E. Cummings failed to file required paperwork with city and state authorities for a rental unit he has owned in West Baltimore for years.. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, failed to list the property in the 2000 block of W. Madison Ave. on the state's lead registry. He also did not register the three-story brick rowhouse with the city housing department until this month. Registration is required to help housing inspectors address code violations and ensure that tenants — particularly children — are not exposed to lead....
  • Nancy Pelosi bucks President Obama on trade

    06/12/2015 10:38:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | June 12, 2015 | Lauren French
    After weeks of silence, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor Friday against legislation to give President Barack Obama fast-track trade authority and a related bill to provide aid to workers displaced by trade. “We have an opportunity to slow down,” the California Democrat said. “Whatever the deal is with other countries, we want a better deal for America’s workers.”
  • Democrats Chant ‘Four More Years!’ During Obama’s Surprise Visit to Congressional Baseball Game

    06/12/2015 10:33:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies ^ | June 12, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama surprised members of Congress and fans who gathered at Nationals Stadium for the annual Congressional Baseball tournament with a visit Thursday. During the game, Obama mingled among members of Congress ahead of a crucial trade authorities vote Friday. According to the White House pool report, fans on the Democratic side of the ballpark chanted, “Four more years! Four More Years!” as Obama visited with members of Congress with House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
  • For Democrats split on trade, the fight is getting personal. Very personal.

    06/12/2015 10:29:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 12, 2015 | Amber Philips
    Democrats feel backed into a corner on today's high-stakes vote on Obama's trade deals. And they're letting it show.
  • Baltimore prosecutors refer to lack of seat belt, probable cause in outline of Freddie Gray charges

    06/11/2015 11:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 11, 2015 | Kevin Rector
    In the most detailed explanation of the charges against six police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray yet filed in court, prosecutors say the officers failed to belt the 25-year-old Baltimore man into the back of a police van, and lacked probable cause to arrest him in the first place.. But they provide no new information on the most serious charges against the officers — including second-degree depraved-heart murder and manslaughter — in the bills of particulars filed this week in Circuit Court. The office of State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby filed the documents in response to...
  • Ethics lesson for Jersey City workers

    06/10/2015 3:16:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies Jersey Journal ^ | June 10, 2015
    JERSEY CITY — 280 Grove St. may be a strange place to learn about ethics in government, but, as the mayor says, it is what it is. Jersey City hosted a seminar on local government ethics this afternoon in the City Council chambers, just across the hall from where the legendary Frank "Boss" Hague reportedly accepted cash bribes using a desk with a trick drawer (a local historian calls this a tall tale). About 100 city officials attended the nearly 90-minute meeting, a required one for city supervisors. Robert Sloan, Bayonne's city clerk, spoke at length about ethical issues. For...
  • The Battle for the 2016 Middle Ground

    06/11/2015 7:25:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 11, 2015 | Daniel J. Arbess
    In the disintegration-reinvention cycle, the GOP is about a decade ahead of Democrats.America is not as polarized as it might seem from the noise level that in recent years has propelled into office candidates from both parties who hold marginal views. Nonpartisan independents, including the majority of Americans 18-30, are now by far the largest group of voters, representing up to 45% of the total and rising, according to the Pew Research Center. The question is how the presidential candidates in 2016 will engage and try to persuade this critical block of moderates. Institutional momentum favors the Republicans, whose party...
  • Let’s just say it: The left’s Socialist national agenda is based on lies.

    06/11/2015 3:33:54 PM PDT · by HammerT · 40 replies
    Over that past few days we’ve had two fascinating articles come out on the falsehoods… LIES.. perpetrated by the nation’s socialist left in the furtherance of their agenda. Both of these recent articles highlight in stark relief the mendacious nature of the Collectivists on the left. Both show that the only way they can move their national socialist agenda Forward is by the use of falsified data and.. let’s be blunt about it… outright LIES. The 1st example: Climate scientists criticize government paper that erases ‘pause’ in warming Shows us how the Left falsifies data … er. excuse me...