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  • Mark Levin REVEALS: Obama’s plan to use illegal aliens to ‘fundamentally transform’ America

    03/01/2015 8:47:15 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 5 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 3/1/2015 | soopermexican
    We all know that Obama doesn’t really love America because he aims to “fundamentally transform” her into a country more to his liking. But one radio host has discovered the plan that makes illegal aliens the key in changing America by creating a “nation within a nation.” Audio in link
  • How Vietnam Haunts the Democrats

    03/01/2015 7:24:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/17/15 | MICHAEL A. COHEN
    On February 7, 1965, a company of 300 Vietcong guerrillas armed with AK-47s, mortars and rifle grenades attacked an American helicopter base named Camp Holloway in the town of Pleiku, located in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. The raid, which came just a few hours after the end of a weeklong cease fire for the Tet holiday, lasted only five minutes; but it produced the highest single number of U.S. casualties in the war: Eight Americans were killed and more than 120 wounded. President Lyndon Johnson ordered an immediate military reprisal. Within 14 hours, U.S. jets were flying bombing...
  • Publicly funded Iron Range board is deep into DFL politics, policy (MN)

    03/01/2015 6:57:30 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 4 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | March 1, 2015 | Jennifer Bjorhus
    EVELETH, Minn. – Workers in a call center on Minnesota’s Iron Range don headsets each day knowing their employer’s core business: Get Democrats elected. For years, prominent Democratic candidates and political groups have used the obscure center tucked among hills and pines to canvass and raise money from small donors. DFL organizations, state and national, have paid the phone bank’s current and former owners about $80 million over the last decade, campaign records show. The call center relocated to Eveleth in 2006 thanks in part to a $625,000 loan from a unique state agency called the Iron Range Resources and...
  • Yeah, Democrats Don’t Want Wasserman Schultz To Run For Senate Either

    02/28/2015 11:32:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/22/15 | Matt Vespa
    By now, you’ve probably heard about cannabis-gate. DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz allegedly put a deal forward where she would switch positions on medicinal marijuana if a Democratic donor withdrew criticism of her for not backing a related statewide initiative last year; it was defeated by a narrow margin. John Morgan, the donor who slammed Schultz for not backing the measure, contributed heavily to the pro-medical marijuana campaign. Of course, Schultz has denied the consideration of any deal regarding this debacle. Yet, there’s more; Democrats don’t want Debbie to run either. She’s turned off many within Democratic circles, with...
  • Moody's downgrades Chicago's debt rating (Baa2)

    02/27/2015 5:09:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/27/15 | Heather Gillers, Hal Dardick
    The debt-plagued city of Chicago took another financial blow late Thursday when Moody's Investors Service downgraded the city's debt rating, citing its overwhelming pension burden. Even if recent state pension changes survive a court challenge, the ratings statement said, "we expect Chicago's unfunded pension liabilities — and the costs of servicing those liabilities — to continue to grow, placing significant strain on the city's financial operations." The drop, to a rating of Baa2, could drive up borrowing costs for the city and cause problems with some of Chicago's current interest-rate swap contracts.
  • Bishops Praise Net Neutrality Ruling (Surprise .... Not!)

    02/27/2015 6:41:11 AM PST · by NYer · 65 replies
    Aleteia ^ | February 27, 2015 | MARK STRICHERZ
    WASHINGTON – For years, top Catholic bishops have argued for stronger federal oversight of the Internet superhighway. The alternative is intolerable, they said; big cable companies will force noncommercial religious speakers to pay more or assign them to slower lanes. On Thursday, the bishops saw their dream move one step closer to reality after the Federal Communications Commission voted for strict network neutrality or “open Internet” rules. Bishop John C. Wester, chairman of the communications committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), endorsed the FCC’s approval in a statement.  “From the inception of the Internet until the...
  • Tax Refunds to the poor - Huge amounts being refunded

    02/27/2015 5:09:18 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 41 replies
    Bank info | 27 February 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    First hand knowledge fact: The lower socioeconomic (lower income) folks are coming into the banks now with $6-8k refund checks the amount and volume of which are unprecedented. Some don't even have children. Don't know quite how this is happening, but it IS happening. Many are spending all of the money within a month. I am sorry, can not give specifics as peoples' jobs would be jeopardized.
  • Gowdy to Dems: In Future 'You Will Beg' to Have Law Enforced

    02/26/2015 6:09:44 PM PST · by upchuck · 34 replies
    Feb 26,2015 | whenifhow
    Thanks to Whenifhow for FReepmailing me this: Here’s a video and article.. also below see the videos of Gowdy in congress and interview with Greta last night. 5:12 Minutes Rep Trey Gowdy: Democrats Will Regret Pres’ Exec Action On Immigration - America’s Newsroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqBVjhsiUyc Feb 26, 2015 Gowdy to Dems: In Future ‘You Will Beg’ to Have Law Enforced http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/02/26/gowdy-to-dems-in-future-you-will-beg-to-have-law-enforced/ In the opening statement below his microphone isn’t working for a few seconds, but he continues. Trey Gowdy BLASTS Obama’s illegal amnesty, tells illegals they will regret this abuse one day Trey Gowdy gave a great opening speech today blasting...
  • ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit

    02/26/2015 6:12:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-26-2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit By Yaron Steinbuch February 26, 2015 | 7:16am The infamous masked ISIS madman seen in gruesome videos beheading Western hostages was identified by media outlets Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi — a middle-class Briton with a degree in computer programming. The BBC reported that the Kuwaiti-born Emwazi is in his mid-20s and from West London. British authorities chose not to identify him earlier for operational reasons. “I have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John,” one of Emwazi’s close friends told the Washington Post. “He was like a brother to me. . . . I...
  • Levin: "Elections Only Matter When Democrats Win"

    02/26/2015 5:18:39 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin argued that there is “a new governing model” “elections only matter when Democrats win” on Wednesday.
  • BREAKING: BLACK CAUCUS DEMOCRATS Plan to Sabotage Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

    02/25/2015 8:15:49 PM PST · by blueyon · 109 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 2/25/15 | Jim Hoft
    Black Caucus Democrats are planning to walk out during Netanyahu’s speech on the security of Israel. The move was reportedly planned after communications with the Obama White House. In response to this outrageous act, conservative black ministers are holding a press conference to show their support for the Israeli Prime Minister. Urban Cure reported: Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu will address a joint session of congress on March 3rd, and in a political move, leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus are planning to skip the speech in protest of Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu to do so. While the Congressional...
  • Obama threatens to veto GOP education reform bill

    02/25/2015 6:37:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 25, 2015 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama would veto the House Republican plan to overhaul the controversial No Child Left Behind law, his administration said Wednesday. The GOP plan, known as the Student Success Act, “represents a significant step backwards in the efforts to help all of the nation's children and their families prepare for their futures,” said the Office of Management and Budget in a statement of administration policy. The bill “abdicates the historic federal role in elementary and secondary education of ensuring the educational progress of all of America's students, including students from low-income families, students with disabilities, English learners and students of...
  • VIDEO: Netanyahu Turns Down Meeting With Senate Democrats – READ BIBI’s LETTER!

    02/25/2015 9:00:38 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Viral Buzz ^ | 2/24/15 | Bill Chandler
    On Monday Senators. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., invited Netanyahu to meet in a closed-door session with Democrats during his visit. Netanyahu declined the invitation on Tuesday and expressed regret about the politically fraught tone of his trip. “I regret that the invitation to address the special joint session of Congress has been perceived by some to be political or partisan,” Netanyahu wrote. “I can assure you that my sole intention in accepting it was to voice Israel’s grave concerns about a potential nuclear agreement with Iran that could threaten the survival of my country.” Netanyahu said to...
  • Democrats Are The Party Of The Poor

    02/25/2015 5:32:15 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 17 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 25, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The Democrats have presenting themselves as the party of the poor since FDR. The media of course has been lapping this up for at least that long. Despite all of the big government programs pushed by the Democrats, particularly the so-called Great Society programs of LBJ, poverty hasn’t declined. All the Democrats big welfare programs have done is create a stagnate dependent class. Unmotivated and unwilling, these people have been largely living on the dole for decades going on generations. The Democrats have long bought their votes with promises of at least maintaining welfare benefits, if not promising to increase...
  • Gallup Records Significant Drop in Democrats’ Sympathy for Israel

    02/24/2015 10:20:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2015 - 4:27 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The proportion of Democrats who sympathize more with Israel than with Palestinians in the Mideast conflict dropped ten points this year to 48 percent, according to a new poll by Gallup. The polling company suggested a link to tensions between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over the Iran nuclear threat. In addition, the percentage of Democrats viewing Israel favorably also dropped—by 14 points—over the past year, from 74 percent to 60, the poll found. By contrast Republican sympathy for Israel over the Palestinians rose to 83 percent, continuing a trend that has risen from the low 50s...
  • Democratic FCC commissioner balks at net neutrality rules

    02/24/2015 1:43:28 PM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    A Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission wants to narrow the scope of new net neutrality rules that are set for a vote on Thursday, The Hill has learned.
  • Racially diverse emojis are missing the entire point

    02/24/2015 6:20:33 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    Maclean's | Feb. 24, 2015 | Adrian Lee
    They’re here, some say, “at last”: Emojis, those universally coded images that punctuate your text messages and social media comments or serve as symbolic stand-ins for feelings best expressed, say, by Ghost With Tongue Sticking Out or Women With Bunny Ears, will finally reflect racial realities. According to many reports, Apple has rolled out five new shades of old emoji for the developers testing its upcoming version of iOS and OS X; while there’s no announcement yet of plans for Android devices, one expects that will come with time. It’s a big deal if only for the massively widening scope...
  • VA Secretary Robert McDonald Apologizes for Misstating He Served in Special Forces

    02/24/2015 7:04:09 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/23/2015 | PAUL H.B. SHIN and CHRIS GOOD
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized today for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division. "Secretary McDonald has apologized for the misstatement and noted that he never intended to misrepresent his military service," a White House officials told ABC News. "We take him at his word and expect that this will not impact the important work he's doing to promote the health and well-being of our nation's veterans."
  • Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface - Jeremiah Wright

    02/24/2015 5:54:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ray Long
    Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface By Ray Long Chicago Tribune contact the reporter The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of President Barack Obama, was sent to jail Monday by a federal judge who revoked her bond in a money laundering case. lRelated Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Breaking News Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Jeri Wright, 49, of Hazel Crest, was convicted last March of 11 corruption counts, including money laundering and lying to a grand jury, in a case tied...
  • Chickens Coming Home To Roost: Rev. Wright’s Daughter Headed To Prison

    02/23/2015 6:18:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/15 | DEREK HUNTER
    Jeri Wright, the 48-year-old daughter of President Barack Obama’s mentor and former pastor Jeremiah Wright, is heading to jail. Free on bail while awaiting sentencing for money laundering in connection to a government-funded jobs training program, a U.S. District Court Judge found “there was probable cause to believe Wright committed a separate theft while on bail, thereby violating terms of her supervised release.” The new charges against Wright involve more sketchy bookkeeping. The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Prosecutors now say Wright was taking part in another scheme — this one involving ghost payrolling — even as she was standing trial. Between...
  • Clinton Body Count: You Won’t Believe These Numbers!

    02/23/2015 5:02:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 63 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 1/17/2014
    According to the American Freedom Fighters, the latest body count associated with the Clintons’ has been updated. All of the people included in the list below have been connected with the Clintons in some form or another, as explained in the description provided. Not included were any deaths that could not be verified or connected to the Clinton scandals. All deaths are listed chronologically by date and current to the best of their knowledge as of January 2014. Susan Coleman: Rumors were circulating in Arkansas of an affair with Bill Clinton. She was found dead with a gunshot wound to...
  • Freakout: The Media's Breathtaking Double Standards on Patriotism and 'Civility'

    02/23/2015 4:20:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 23, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Democrats and Republicans play by different rules because the media enforces those rules, and members of the national press tend to be liberal Democrats. During the Bush years, we were often reminded, dissent was the "highest form of patriotism." Over the course Obama's tenure, dissent became dangerous, disrespectful, un-American and quite possibly racist. When a conservative figure says something that seems to impugn or question a prominent liberal's character or love of country, "civility" SWAT teams are dispatched to knock down some proverbial doors. Such transgressions mustn't stand. But when the dynamic is reversed, the civility police are curiously off...
  • Ted Cruz just compared Obama to Richard Nixon

    02/23/2015 1:39:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 23, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is not a fan of his Democratic colleagues' "disturbing" unwillingness to criticize President Barack Obama's executive actions that protected undocumented immigrants from deportation. "It's very interesting. Democratic senators privately will admit all sorts of things," Cruz mused during a Newsmax TV interview published Monday. "But it's really disturbing: Democratic senators have been unwilling to stand up to this president, really on almost anything." Cruz, a likely 2016 presidential contender, compared this alleged slavishness to Obama to how Republicans reacted when one of their own, former President Richard Nixon, was in the middle of the 1972 Watergate...
  • 12-Year Old CJ Pearson Has Your Back, Rudy Giuliani....(Video)

    02/22/2015 7:49:03 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 2/21/2015 | Mockarena
    I mean, seriously. CJ Pearson is basically my favorite 12 year old. And if you missed our interview with him, check it out right here. You'll be ASTONISHED at his maturity.
  • Newark mayor backs students occupying superintendent's office

    02/22/2015 2:21:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2015 | Staff
    <p>Students holed up since Tuesday in the office of the Newark, N.J., school superintendent in an effort to force her to meet with them or resign gained a powerful ally Thursday -- the city's mayor.</p> <p>"They're obviously frustrated about not being able to have a voice in what happens around their own education," Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said at a news conference outside of school district headquarters Thursday.</p>
  • Democrats Call for Focus on Narrative, White Voters After 2014 Losses

    02/21/2015 2:55:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | February 21, 2015 | Zeke J. Miller
    The party chair calls a new report "tough love" The Democratic Party’s autopsy of its devastating defeat in 2014 calls for a renewed focus on the party’s message and winning back white Southern voters. In preliminary findings unveiled Saturday at a meeting of the Democratic National Committee, a task force studied the party’s defeats in 2010 and 2014—despite its victories in the 2008 and 2012 presidential years. It called for the creation of a “National Narrative Project” to help the party develop a message that can survive in midterm election years. It called for the creation of a “National Narrative...
  • Democrats: We must better explain what it means to be a Dem (yeah; please do)

    02/21/2015 11:54:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2015 1:36 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    Democrats are struggling to answer a simple question—“What’s a Democrat?”—and must do a better job of explaining their core values to voters, according to a task force formed after the party’s dismal showing in the 2014 election. “I am here to tell you the Democratic Party has lost its way,” said a panel member, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. The problems are not with the “party’s core beliefs,” he said, but relate to “our inability to convey our principles to the American people in a precise, concise and passionate way.” According to interim findings in the Democratic National Committee’s report released...
  • Bill O'Reilly responds to 'Mother Jones' charges with CBS memos, more invective

    02/21/2015 7:57:55 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/20/2015 | David Zurawik
    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly responded again Friday to allegations made by "Mother Jones" that he lied about his coverage of the Falklands conflict in 1982. Thursday night, shortly after the allegations were published, O'Reilly came out blasting, calling David Corn, one of the authors of the piece, a "pig" in an interview with The Sun. Friday in his "Talking Points" memo, which was to be broadcast at 8 p.m. during his show, O'Reilly quoted from internal CBS memos that he says he found last night, which back his version of the coverage he provided for the network 33 years...
  • Obamacare Is the Mess We All Feared

    02/20/2015 4:07:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is another one. This was utterly predictable. It's been on the verge of becoming reality all this past week. You remember earlier this week we had a story? There were three Democrats. Sander Levin was one of them. There were two others. Baghdad Jim McDermott and one other. They were just outraged, do you remember, because so many of their constituents did not know the final enrollment date for Obamacare. And because they had missed it, they were then going to be subject to fines for not having health insurance. It's right there in the law, but these...
  • Rasmussen: Plurality of Democrats think Obama should be able to ignore court rulings if it’s...

    02/20/2015 4:50:50 PM PST · by blueyon · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/20/15 | Allahpundit
    Rasmussen: Plurality of Democrats think Obama should be able to ignore court rulings if it’s “important"..... A small reminder that Obama couldn’t get away with his authoritarian plays on immigration and health care if his party wasn’t backing him up. Turns out, in fact, that they’re willing to go even further than he is. Obama tends to limit himself to summarily rewriting federal statutes, like immigration laws and ObamaCare’s employer mandate. Democrats wonder: Why not rewrite some federal court rulings too? Something to bear in mind as we wait for SCOTUS’s decision on ObamaCare subsidies in the Halbig case and...
  • Debbie's damage control

    02/19/2015 6:04:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/19/2015 | MARC CAPUTO
    Wasserman Schultz’s office said she’d switch positions on medical pot if a donor took back his criticism, emails show. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office offered to change her position on medical marijuana if a major Florida donor recanted his withering criticism of her, according to emails obtained by POLITICO. The proposal to Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan was straightforward: retract critical statements he made to a reporter in return for Wasserman Schultz publicly backing his cannabis initiative that she had trashed just months earlier. Morgan declined the offer with a sharp email reply sent to a go-between,...
  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner’s (R-WI) Bill Imposes Federal Control Over Virginia, Texas Elections

    02/19/2015 2:36:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 18, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has introduced legislation which would have the effect of placing all of Virginia’s election laws under Justice Department oversight, and Virginia isn’t the only state that would fall into federal election receivership. Sensenbrenner’s bill, H.R. 885, is co-sponsored by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus. It revives federal control through the Voting Rights Act over every state election law change. In 2013, the Supreme Court’s Shelby County vs. Holder decision struck down this power as an outdated and unconstitutional relic from a half-century ago. Texas would also fall under immediate federal...
  • Democrats Complain Netanyahu Speech Could 'Undermine' Iran Deal

    02/19/2015 1:57:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    inn ^ | 2/19/15 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Nearly two dozen US House Democrats on Thursday urged the postponement of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress, claiming the controversially-timed address could "undermine" nuclear negotiations with Iran, reports AFP. Republican House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3 two weeks before his country's elections, and the speech, in which the prime minister will discuss the threat of Iran's nuclear program, has led to an outcry from the left in the US and Israel. Twenty-three lawmakers wrote Boehner urging him to postpone the invitation, which the Republican leader extended without...
  • The GOP Must Be the Big-Tent Party

    02/19/2015 1:25:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 19, 2015 | Peter Harris
    The United States’ political parties have always been amalgams of factions rather than vehicles for any single interest. Partly because of the pressures of the electoral system and partly because of the republic’s vastness, forging either of the two major parties into a political monolith has been impossible; the need to cater to a wide base of Americans tends to keep the parties broad and relatively inclusive. This embedded pluralism of the U.S. party system has diminished somewhat in the current era of polarization but it has not evaporated entirely. The parties are still relatively broad churches. This is clearest...
  • DNC chairwoman slams Rudy Giuliani's comments that Obama doesn't love America

    02/19/2015 11:50:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 19, 2015 | Celeste Katz
    A top Democrat slammed Rudy Giuliani Thursday for saying that President Obama doesn’t love America. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz unloaded on the Republican former mayor after he questioned the commander-in-chief’s dedication to his country at a political dinner at the 21 Club Wednesday night. “I do not believe — and I know this is a horrible thing to say — but I do not believe that this President loves America,” Giuliani told an A-list crowd of economists, GOP honchos and business and media moguls who had gathered to hear from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely presidential...
  • FEC Democrats' Plan to Censor Internet Will Only Bolster Moneyed Interests

    02/18/2015 11:30:20 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 18, 2015 | By Sean Noble
    Democrats on the Federal Elections Commission have begun the process of monitoring speech and press on the internet in order to supposedly tackle the issue of “too much money in politics.” The claim is that powerful corporations and rich “fat cats” are anonymously influencing elections through support of various blogs, news sites, and video publications online. The internet has turned the entire political dynamic in the United States on its head. People now have access to an unlimited wealth of information about every topic pertinent to policymaking. They don’t have to wait for an elected official or the mainstream media...
  • Dems' farm teams languish even with Senate in play

    02/18/2015 4:16:33 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    politico.com ^ | 2/17/15 | Kyle Cheney and Tarini Parti
    After Democrats were eviscerated in last year’s elections, the party took solace in the fact that 2016 seemed built for a comeback. The party runs better in presidential elections — and while the House of Representatives isn’t in play, seven GOP senators are up for reelection in states President Barack Obama won twice. But a sense of foreboding has crept into Democratic circles around the country. Interviews with dozens of strategists, party officials and Democratic luminaries reveal that in states Democrats are depending on to retake the Senate, top-level candidates are sparse, unwilling to run or more interested in seeking...
  • 19-year-old in special election seeks to be one of youngest female reps in state history (NH)

    02/17/2015 5:21:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Concord Monitor ^ | February 17, 2015 | Nick Reid
    Yvonne Dean-BaileyA 19-year-old freshman at a Massachusetts college is hoping to become one of the youngest female state representatives in New Hampshire’s history as she enters a special election that will be decided this spring. Yvonne Dean-Bailey of Northwood, a Republican who graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy last year, said she is hoping to bring the voice of young, conservative women to the State House. Dean-Bailey is a veteran of two prominent lawmakers’ offices, having worked as an intern doing legislative research for U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and as a field organizer in Cheshire County on Marilinda Garcia’s campaign for...
  • Poll: Blame for DHS shutdown would fall to GOP (Will the GOP buckle?

    02/17/2015 4:34:30 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/17/2015 (4:31 PM ET) | Jennifer Angiesta
    Republicans in Congress would shoulder the blame for a shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security if they are unable to enact a new spending bill to keep the agency running, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The survey finds that 53% of Americans would blame the Republicans in Congress if the department must shut down, while 30% would blame President Barack Obama. Another 13% say both deserve the blame. If a spending bill is not passed by Feb. 28, the agency's funding will run out. ...
  • Virginia Democrats Flee Chamber Twice Rather Than Vote on Resolution in Support of Israel

    02/17/2015 12:03:37 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    Youtube, via VAGOPTV ^ | February 6, 2015 | VAGOPTV
    Democrats in the Virginia House of Delegates flee the chamber TWICE rather than cast a vote on a resolution expressing support for the State of Israel. There are 100 members of the House, with 32 Democrats.
  • Pelosi leads House delegation to Cuba

    02/17/2015 10:52:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 17, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is leading a delegation to Cuba on Tuesday while Congress is out on recess. It is the first official House delegation trip to Cuba since President Obama announced lifting certain restrictions on Cuba in December. The delegation, which is comprised of eight other Democratic lawmakers specializing in foreign affairs, trade and agriculture, will meet with Cuban government officials, local community leaders, American officials stationed in Cuba, and Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, the archbishop of Havana. Pelosi said the lawmakers will discuss potential changes in U.S. policies toward Cuba regarding agriculture and trade issues....
  • Carly Unplugged: Fiorina takes aim at liberal elitism, politics’ glass ceiling

    02/17/2015 7:36:34 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/16/2015 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Carly Fiorina, who rose to power in corporate America to become Hewlett-Packard’s first female chairman and CEO, is aiming to smash two more glass ceilings, but this time in politics. One is the 159-year history of total male dominance of Republican presidential nominations. The other is the 225-year period when a “For Men Only” sign has hung over the door to the Oval Office. Mrs. Fiorina has no problem breaking glass to do it, candidly discussing what she sees as the foreign policy failures of George W. Bush, her opposition to amnesty and her disdain for crony capitalism that marries...
  • D.Axelrod helped Barack Obama get elected

    02/16/2015 11:33:02 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    WGNRADIO ^ | 1-16-15 | David Axelrod
    David Axelrod helped Barack Obama get elected to the Senate, and to the White House, so depending on your view point you can either thank him… or blame him. He joined our show this morning to talk about his new book Believer which explains why he still believes in the power of politics.
  • A surprising number of presidents never graduated college

    02/16/2015 10:09:14 AM PST · by blueyon · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/15 | Claire Daniel |
    Media and potential opponents are scandalized that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is considering a run for president even though he didn’t graduate from college. But if Walker (who dropped out of Marquette University in his senior year) won in 2016, he would be joining an exalted group that includes the two presidents most frequently named as the favorites of the American people. Eleven presidents — exactly 25 percent — were not college graduates. Most prominent on that list are George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who make up half of Mt. Rushmore’s foursome and are in the top three or top...
  • Democrats Urge White House to Assist Americans Facing Obamacare Tax Penalties

    02/16/2015 8:37:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    There have been more than 47 significant changes made to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act according to the Galen Institute. At least 28 that President Obama has made unilaterally. Congress has passed and the president has signed 17 more. And, the Supreme Court is responsible for two changes. Now top Democrats want the Obama administration to grant an extension for uninsured taxpayers who are facing Obamacare fines. The AP reported: The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a...
  • Democrats Seek Relief From Obamacare Penalties

    02/16/2015 7:14:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance. Three senior House members told The Associated Press that they plan to strongly urge the administration to grant a special sign-up opportunity for uninsured taxpayers who will be facing fines under the law for the first time this year.
  • Bill’s libido threatens to derail Hillary — again

    02/15/2015 7:28:45 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 2/14/2015 | Maureen Callahan
    She hasn’t even announced, but the question has already resurfaced: Will Bill Clinton’s baggage derail Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes? Just a few weeks ago, reports broke that Bill Clinton had flown at least 11 times on “The Lolita Express” — a private plane owned by the mysterious financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. According to Virginia Roberts, who claims to have been one of Epstein’s many teenaged sex slaves, Clinton also visited Epstein’s private Caribbean retreat, known as “Orgy Island.” “I remember asking Jeffrey, ‘What’s Bill Clinton doing here?’ ” Roberts said in 2011. The former president, she added, was...
  • Walker’s Lack of College Degree Called “Disqualifying” SATIRE

    02/15/2015 9:33:16 AM PST · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    Unsuccessful presidential candidate and former Governor Howard Dean (D-Vt) assailed Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker’s lack of a college degree as “disqualifying. Given the complex world we live in, America needs to be led by only the most highly educated men and women. The fate of the nation can’t be entrusted to a guy who couldn’t hack it and dropped out.” “Look, college in the 1980s, when Walker was a student, wasn’t that hard,” Dean argued. “Even the minimally competent could get a degree. A person would’ve had to be incredibly dumb or unmotivated not to have been able to...
  • The Group Accusing ‘an American Extremist and Hateful Racist’ of ‘Terrorism’ in Chapel Hill..

    02/15/2015 6:55:35 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb 15, 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    The Group Accusing ‘an American Extremist and Hateful Racist’ of ‘Terrorism’ in Chapel Hill Might Strike You as Ironic…and It Wants to Be Part of Investigation. Feb. 15, 2015 7:35am Sharona Schwartz The Palestinian Authority – which grants monthly salaries to terrorists – has called last week’s deadly shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C. “terrorism” and would like the U.S. government to include Palestinian investigators in the official probe. The Palestinian foreign ministry Saturday described Tuesday’s shooting as a “heinous crime” and “terrorism which targets civilians based on their religion.” “We consider it a serious indication of...
  • General briefed Murtha AFTER murder comment, Corps says

    08/03/2006 5:11:45 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 111 replies · 2,702+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 3, 2006 | Kristin Roberts
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Marine Corps briefed Rep. John Murtha on the Haditha case after the vocal war critic publicly said Marines had killed innocent civilians in that Iraqi city, the Corps said on Thursday. A group of Marines, while suspected in the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians, has not been charged, and official results from the military's investigation remain outstanding. A U.S. defense official said on Wednesday, however that evidence indicates Marines deliberately shot to death unarmed civilians. Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat, is being sued by one of the accused Marines for libel....