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  • Surveillance Video Apparently Catches Guy Doing Something at the Ballot Box

    10/20/2014 8:30:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-20-14 | Jon Street
    An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video. “A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.Surveillance video allegedly captures man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into a ballot box in Maricopa County, Arizona, Aug. 25, 2014. (Image source: YouTube) The Maricopa...
  • Dems Attack Abbott on Interracial Marriage

    10/20/2014 5:13:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 20, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- With Wendy Davis trailing in the polls behind her Republican opponent Greg Abbott, her Democratic supporters have resorted to a desperate, eleventh-hour attack. However it is not the heavily-criticized wheelchair ad; this is a brand new attack, launched on Monday, the first day of early voting. This time, the Democrats' messaging brings with it an added element of race-baiting, twisting Abbott's words to insinuate that he is opposed to interracial marriages, ignoring the well-known fact that Abbott's wife Cecelia is Hispanic. The issue originated with a San Antonio Express-News article from Sunday, in which Austin Bureau Chief...
  • Churchgoer taken aback by political flier's lynching imagery (Pro-Hagan flyer)

    10/20/2014 4:50:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michael Futch
    Dawn McNair said she was surprised Sunday when her daughter pointed out the background on a political flier urging people to get out and vote. The front of the flier blares: "Kay Hagan doesn't win! Obama's impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014." The words are superimposed over a grainy reproduction of a photograph of what appears to be a lynching. Someone tucked the flier under McNair's windshield wiper while her car was parked at her church, Kingdom Impact Global Ministries on Murchison Road. "My daughter said, 'Mom, look in the background. They're lynching somebody.' It's the lynching of an African-American...
  • Joel Kotkin: Thunder on the Left

    10/20/2014 4:20:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joel Kotkin
    Much has been written about the right-ward shift of the Republican Party, but far less about a mounting left-wing movement among Democrats. While the media tends to dismiss the right-wingers of the GOP as “wingnuts,” it typically refrains from categorizing even the extreme left of the Democratic Party in a similar manner. President Barack Obama has accelerated this leftward trend in two ways. First, his administration, particularly in contrast to that of former President Bill Clinton, has laid the rhetorical basis for a move to the left by shifting the party agenda on social, environmental and economic policies. Clinton may...
  • Sharpton returning to Ferguson for 4 days to draw nat'l attention to death of unarmed teenager Brown

    10/20/2014 2:15:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to hold a four-day tribute for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson at the end of this month. Sharpton will be in the Missouri town from October 31 to November 4 in reference to the four hours that the teenager's body was left lying on the street. Sharpton is leading a wave of outcry after a Friday report suggested that investigators do not have enough evidence to charge a police officer over the shooting of Michael Brown. Details revealed by the New York Times included the first account of the shooting...
  • Why Do Democrats Oppose Voter ID?

    10/20/2014 11:08:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 19, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Lots of folks think Democrats oppose voter ID laws because they want to cheat and such laws interfere with their plans. That’s an attractive explanation, but it ignores the far more complex architecture of voter ID opposition. Here’s the real reasons Democrats oppose voter ID. Understanding these three reasons will help you decode the whole narrative behind voter ID. 1. Opposition to Voter ID Is a Base-Mobilization Tool. Simply, Democrats and civil rights groups spend millions of dollars opposing voter ID because they are trying to scare minority voters into thinking that Jim Crow is back. If Jim Crow is...
  • Risk Assessment Matrix of Ebola - It's Science

    10/20/2014 8:34:45 AM PDT · by thefoundersrock · 17 replies
    The Average American Blog ^ | 10/19/14 | J Harrington
    Should Americans be concerned about Ebola? Should we suspend visas from the hardest hit countries? These are the questions we're wrangling with as we face the first outbreak of Ebola in the US. The administration and his supporters in the Democrat party are attempting to portray the very question as foolish, and concerned Americans as "hysterical." So let's take a look at this from a rational risk assessment perspective. (With Charts)
  • Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs

    10/20/2014 6:51:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 Oct 2014 | by Jonathan Strong
    Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” The request for proposals says the...
  • Flawed Ebola protocols left U.S. nurses vulnerable, health official says

    10/20/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    An Obama administration health official said Sunday that U.S. protocols on Ebola failed because they originally were intended for African field hospitals, while the White House came under another round of attacks for its refusal to restrict travel from nations suffering epidemic outbreaks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the original Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructions for dealing with the virus were taken from the World Health Organization’s protocol for Africa, where conditions are much different from those in U.S. hospitals. Two nurses caring for an Ebola patient flown into...
  • Democrats Support Voter Fraud When Opposing Picture ID’s

    The Supreme Court recently upheld a Texas voter ID law. This outrageous piece of legislation would require voters to present a photo ID prior to voting. This is the same sort of requirement that is in place in nearly every country in the world. India requires a photo ID in order to vote, almost every country in Europe has such a requirement. Yet here in the United States requiring a photo ID to vote is met with howls of racism from the Democrats. Interestingly here in Michigan to vote in the Democrats Presidential primary in 2012 voters had to present...
  • 2014’s ‘Clinton Democrats’ crashing and burning

    10/19/2014 5:57:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 19, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    For all the analysis which correctly notes that associating with President Barack Obama is no relief for Democrats running in 2014, particularly those in red states, it is those Democratic politicians running as “Clinton Democrats” who are watching their campaigns implode. “Self-proclaimed Clinton Democrats are struggling this election cycle, and not even their powerful namesakes may be enough to save them,” The Hill reported on Sunday. “Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have tried to turn on their charms to help centrist Democrats in Kentucky and Arkansas. But as candidates in both states are slipping, help from the party’s preeminent power...
  • When liberals try to be clever with graphics it always backfires…

    10/19/2014 2:44:23 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The original just had the Dem logo and black type...setting aside the blatant hypocrisy this presents from the party that boos God, I thought this got fixed up pretty well.
  • Satire: First Lady Frustrated in Efforts to Motivate Democrat Voters

    10/19/2014 11:02:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    First Lady Michelle Obama showed signs of increasing impatience with the Democrats’ voter base in her efforts to drum up enthusiasm for the Party’s candidates. “Too many of the voters who helped put Barack in office seem to be asleep at the wheel for these mid-term races,” she complained. Michelle speculated that “poor diet may play an even bigger role than we thought. I mean, if a person is overweight feasting on junk food, getting up to go to the polls and vote may be too daunting a task. We’ve done all we could to try to eliminate impediments to...
  • Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate

    10/19/2014 2:51:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2014 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls. “African-American surge voters came out in force in 2008 and 2012, but they are not well positioned to do so again in 2014,” Cornell Belcher, the pollster, wrote in the memo, dated Oct. 1. “In fact, over half aren’t even sure when the midterm elections are taking place.” Mr. Belcher’s assessment points to...
  • Democrats who run from Obama take a risk

    10/18/2014 9:38:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 15, 2014 | Donna Brazile
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Democratic candidates who run from President Obama in red states where he is unpopular are making a big mistake. Their holding Obama at arm's length deprives voters of a clear choice at the ballot box. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is a great candidate for the U.S. Senate and is running a solid campaign. But she made a mistake when she refused to answer the question from the Louisville Courier-Journal about which presidential candidate she voted for in 2012. Grimes should have said she voted for President Obama and then gone on to explain her policy differences with...
  • Adios Democrats! Hispanics Bolting Party

    10/18/2014 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 72 replies
    It's looking like a tough offyear election for Democrats, with their Senate majority at serious risk and their chances of gaining House seats down toward zero. Every party has a bad offyear sometimes; Republicans did in 2006. Sooner or later they recover. But in the crosstabs of polls and in party strategists' moves I see evidence that one group Democrats have been counting on is moving away from them: Hispanics. Hispanics voted 71 percent for Barack Obama in 2012, 20 points above his national average of 51 percent. According to Gallup, Hispanics' latest Obama job approval has sunk to 44...
  • Satire: Houston Persists in Effort to Stifle Speech

    10/18/2014 12:15:39 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    Though the City of Houston has backed off its demand for local area ministers to submit copies of their Sunday sermons to the City’s attorneys, it is now demanding copies of any non-sermon speeches they may have made. Mayor Annise Parker, Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor, defended this blatant invasion of freedom of speech, arguing that “Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) is the law of this land. No one is entitled to speak out against the law, especially not church leaders.” “Churches have special exemptions from government taxes,” Parker pointed out. “As a quid-pro-quo for this benefit they ought to...
  • Satire: Troops Being Deployed to Ebola Zone Get Skimpy Training

    10/18/2014 9:08:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    The US troops President Obama has ordered into West Africa to help in the battle against Ebola are receiving a scant 4 hours of training about the virus. Soldiers who have had the training have characterized it as "frightening." "We will be exposed with minimal protective gear." "If you get it you'll probably die a horrible death." "It's far worse than getting shot or even blown up." United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) spokeswoman Caree Vander-Linden insisted that the skimpy training was "appropriate for the mission. We're basically trying to warn the troops to be cautious,...
  • As Democrats sweat Iowa, Sen. Tom Harkin sits on millions

    10/17/2014 6:56:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 16, 2014 | John Bresnahan and Manu Raju
    Senate Democrats are pleading with donors to give to Rep. Bruce Braley’s campaign as they struggle to pull off a victory in Iowa and save their endangered majority. But there’s one key player holding onto his campaign cash: Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin. Despite direct appeals from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and other top Democrats, Harkin has refused to transfer money from his $2.4 million campaign account to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to sources and campaign finance records....
  • 7 indicted in Hattiesburg voter fraud investigation

    10/17/2014 4:13:18 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | By RACHEL BEECH and RANDY SWAN
    HATTIESBURG -- A year-long investigation by the district attorney's office into alleged voter irregularities in the 2013 Hattiesburg Mayoral Election has resulted in seven indictments by the Forrest County Grand Jury, WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg is reporting. --- snip -- District Attorney Patricia Burchell...says the names of the individuals cannot be released right now, because the indictments have not been served.
  • Scott Brown’s very bad omen: What his dopey campaign says about Democrats’ prospects

    As if Democrats needed anything else to worry about, there is the New Hampshire situation. Former naked Senate person Scott Brown enjoyed being a senator. What’s not to like? You get to work in the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body and deliberate until the cows come home. Then he lost a reelection bid to Elizabeth Warren in 2012 and couldn’t be a senator anymore. So he moved to New Hampshire and said, sure, this is good enough, I’ll be a senator from here. New Hampshire is a blue state — redder than some other New England states, sure — and his...
  • Grimes radio ad claims McConnell is working to take away voting rights [race card]

    10/17/2014 12:49:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching out to different demographics, including the urban areas of the state with a radio ad claiming McConnell is not only implementing policies hurtful to the communities but also trying to take away their right to vote. Politico was first to report on the ad, which they say is running in Louisville and likely other areas of the state. In the ad, which can be heard below, a man tells listeners that Grimes is a “champion” for civil rights while also bashing McConnell for many things Grimes has hit...
  • A Letter to TC Palm, Florida’s Treasure Coast News Paper

    10/17/2014 9:19:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/17/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Nothing in my journalism training, career, or credentials approves of the unfair manner by which TC PALM uses its power to endorse some candidates while refusing to cover in the news section the obvious failings of their darlings. The Patrick Murphy endorsement, while predictable, certainly cements in my mind the lack of fairness in journalism here on the Treasure Coast. An outstanding 18 page analysis of the 31 year old Democrat, done by ballotpedia.org, reveals this staggering statistic which our heavy handed editorialists will never tell you. “From 2011 to 2012, Murphy’s yearly net worth jumped from $205,682 to $3,185,011,...
  • The Ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Thirteen

    10/17/2014 9:02:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Thirteen By Kevin “Coach” Collins This installment continues by exposing how the Democrats used everything in their reach to keep Blacks down starting with Woodrow Wilson, the Klu Klux Klan’s president and Franklin Delano Roosevelt who thought he was our king. Woodrow Wilson: 1913 to 1921 “A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.” Woodrow Wilson [5] Woodrow Wilson was a studious looking man who had the heart and mind of a tyrant and street thug. He is regularly rated among the top five presidents...
  • In search of change, sex offenders at Moose Lake run for office

    10/17/2014 5:23:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 10-16-14 | CHRIS SERRES and GLENN HOWATT
    Sex offenders at a treatment center in northern Minnesota, fed up with political gridlock over their controversial program, are taking matters into their own hands: They are running for elected office. For the last three months, a group of sex offenders has quietly run a voter-registration drive up and down the hallways of the prisonlike treatment center in Moose Lake, where about 460 convicted rapists, pedophiles and other offenders are locked away indefinitely behind razor wire. Some 155 are now registered to vote — amounting to nearly 20 percent of all voters registered in Moose Lake. Their goal is to...
  • Michelle Obama Insults Democrat Voters

    10/17/2014 4:26:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-16-14 | Thomas Lifson
    You can tell that Democrats are starting to panic. They are saying stupid things. Add to the list that includes Wendy Davis, Alison Grimes, and Mark Udall the name of First Lady Michelle Obama. She resorted to mocking Democrats as lazy and ungrammatical in hopes of motivating her dispirited base to the polls. Jeryl Bier reports in the Weekly Standard: In speeches designed to fire up Democrats to vote in midterm elections, President Obama has at times described voters in his party as having a "congenital defect." Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama suggested the problem might just be that they're...
  • Will 'Obola' Fear-Mongers Sway Voters? Yes, Unless Dems Retake Offense on Economy and Obstruction

    10/17/2014 1:57:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 12, 2014 | Mark Green
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Republicans are conflating crises as if there's an ISIS terrorist with Ebola at the Border. Lowry and Shrum debate if hitting-the-panic button can work in November and if Dems can counter with good economic news and GOP voter obstruction. Then: Is Panetta patriotic or betraying?On The Politics of Ebola.It’s life imitating art, seemingly ripped from identical scenes in Outbreak, Contagion and the conclusion of Planet of the Apes, except Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't act as if she's dying -- though tens of thousands of West Africans, at a minimum, actually will. Based on the news axiom "if-it-bleeds-it-leads" and the cerebral amygdala's...
  • Michelle Obama calls her husband’s voters ignorant and lazy

    10/16/2014 11:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 16, 2014 | George Upper
    If Republicans had said what Michelle Obama just did about her own husband’s voters, they’d be burned at the stake. Apparently anticipating problems with Democrat turnout on Election Day, Obama seems to think she knows what the issue is: Democrat voters are ignorant and lazy. The first lady was speaking Wednesday at a campaign rally for the Democrat candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, when she said Democrat voters too often feel that they have more important things to do than vote – like sleeping. That’s if they even realize that there’s an election being held at all. In...
  • Climbing the stairway to heaven

    10/16/2014 6:20:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/14 | Klaus Rohrich
    Failings of this Administration and its efforts to divert public attention It’s interesting to note that the Democrats are attempting to use the global warming/climate change “crisis” to divert attention from the many other crises for which they are responsible. It’s like that cheap carney magician pulling yards of silk out of his sleeve after making a rabbit disappear into his hat. Interestingly enough, global warming is one of the few crises that the Obama administration has not created, but is using to advance its agenda. They are certainly responsible for enough scandals and failures to warrant a Constitutional Convention....
  • Biden’s Son Hunter Discharged From Navy Reserve After Failing Cocaine Test

    10/16/2014 5:35:13 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/16/2014 | COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON And JULIAN E. BARNES
    WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden ’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the matter. Hunter Biden, a lawyer by training who is now a managing partner at an investment company, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, a part-time position. But after failing a drug test last year, his brief military career ended. Mr. Biden, 44 years old, decided to pursue military service relatively late, beginning the direct-commission process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve in 2012. Because of his age—43...
  • Michael Moore Ties Ebola to Republicans, Wall Street, and the NRA

    10/16/2014 11:38:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 16, 2014 | Andrew Desiderio
    Filmmaker Michael Moore took to Twitter early Thursday morning to slam conservatives for what he believes is their role in exacerbating the Ebola outbreak. In a series of tweets, Moore took to blaming everyone from the NRA to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, congressional Republicans, to Wall Street bankers. Many have used Ebola to advance their respective political agendas, and Democrats have latched onto a claim by the head of the National Institute of Health that budget cuts to medical research have prevented the NIH from developing a vaccine for the deadly virus. On the other side, several have suggested the...
  • Democrats outraising Republicans as election nears

    10/16/2014 7:49:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jim Angle
    Despite outrage from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats about billionaires like the Koch brothers donating to the GOP, statistics show Democrats are outraising Republicans this election season. Sheila Krumholz of the Center for Responsive Politics estimated, "the Democratic senatorial campaign committee has raised $111 million compared to $82 million for their Republican counterpart." Even when you take all sources of money, from all donors for all races, the Democrats still lead. "It's about $595 million for the Democrats, and about $450 million for the Republicans," Krumholz said. In the run-up to the Nov. 4 election, the Republican...
  • Obama: I 'Hugged And Kissed' Nurses Treating Ebola Patients In Atlanta

    10/16/2014 3:11:49 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 76 replies
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday that the government's response to the Ebola epidemic will be effective after a meeting with his top cabinet secretaries at the White House. "The key thing to understand about this disease is these protocols work," Obama said ...
  • Congressional Democrats Fight The Idea Of An Ebola Travel Ban

    10/15/2014 9:46:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Congressional Democrats are siding with the Obama administration — and against a growing number of Americans — when it comes to a government mandated travel ban from Ebola hotspots in Africa. While 67 percent of Americans support the idea of a travel ban, many elected Democrats are decidedly against the idea. The Hill reports, “House Democrats are pushing back hard against proposals to institute a travel ban in the fight against the Ebola virus.” Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee told The Hill, “I don’t think we gain anything by spending our time talking about quarantines [of entire countries]. We...
  • Two State Lawmakers Exchange Gunfire With Would-Be Robber

    10/15/2014 9:12:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Two Democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania traded gunfire with a would-be robber Tuesday night near the state capitol in Harrisburg. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Rep. Marty Flynn of Luzerne and Rep. Ryan Bizzarro of Erie were heading home from dinner at around 11 p.m. when a man approached them. The assailant “pointed a gun first at Flynn and then at Bizzarro and demanded their wallets,” The Inquirer reports. A second man was reportedly issuing instructions to the gunman from across the street. According to the state’s Democratic Caucus, Flynn, a former corrections officer, pulled out his own weapon and “exchanged...
  • Lawmaker sworn in with bash that busts tradition (Kevin de León, CA Senate)

    10/15/2014 9:07:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2014 11:43 PM EDT
    Democratic Sen. Kevin de León was sworn in as the first Latino to head the California Senate in more than a century with an expensive and out-of-the-ordinary soirée Wednesday night in downtown Los Angeles. The event at Walt Disney Concert Hall with an estimated price tag of $50,000 resembled a presidential inaugural more than the low-key affairs at the state Capitol held by past senate leaders. […] The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation, which receives donations from special interests seeking influence in the Legislature, picked up the tab for the event and organizers emphasized no taxpayer money was involved. …
  • Fear factor: Ebola, Islamic State hurt Democrats’ chances of keeping Senate

    10/15/2014 3:00:46 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/14/14 | S.A. Miller
    As fear sweeps the nation about the prospect of Islamic State terrorists winning in Iraq and the Ebola virus spreading in the United States, President Obama’s job approval rating is taking a beating and some Democrats’ hopes for keeping the Senate majority are losing ground. Sen. Kay R. Hagan of North Carolina, who entered the race as one of the most endangered Democrats but managed to hold a lead for most of the campaign season, suddenly was overtaken by Republican Thom Tillis in a SurveyUSA poll this week, 46 percent to 45 percent. In liberal-leaning New Hampshire, Republican Scott Brown...
  • Obama changes date for next visit -- it's Oct. 20 (Chicago)

    10/15/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct 10, 2014 | Katherine Skiba
    Obama changes date for next visit -- it's Oct. 20 By Katherine Skiba, Tribune reporter contact the reporter ElectionsBarack Obama WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will raise funds for Democrats at a $10,000-a-person dinner on Oct. 20 at the Lincoln Park home of Barbara Goodman Manilow, according to an invitation obtained by the Tribune. Obama’s appearance at the dinner had been slated for Oct. 19, but the date has been changed. Manilow is chairman of the board of the Crown Family Philanthropies in Chicago. The invitation says guests can expect a private, seated dinner, remarks, a question-and-answer period and photo.
  • Pa. legislator exchanges gunshots with would-be robber near Capitol

    10/15/2014 11:49:56 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 18 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | uncredited byline
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state legislator exchanged gunfire with a would-be robber near the state Capitol in Harrisburg, city police said Wednesday. Rep. Marty Flynn and another lawmaker were walking to their residence after a late dinner with other legislators when two males accosted them and demanded their wallets just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Flynn is a former Lackawanna County prison guard who is licensed to carry a handgun. He drew his pistol and fired during the attempted holdup. At least one of the two would-be robbers was armed, police said, but neither Flynn nor the...
  • Speculation Abounds That Ebola Will Be Used As Excuse To Implement Martial Law

    10/15/2014 9:41:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 94 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Oct 14, 2014 | Christopher Agee
    Speculation Abounds That Ebola Will Be Used As Excuse To Implement Martial Law Christopher Agee — October 14, 2014 "...what could be more economically devastating than..." Renowned black conservative writer Mychal Massie shared a unique – if disturbing – view regarding the ultimate result of the current Ebola scare. While the disease is currently contained within the U.S., he noted that it is not the only potential outbreak facing the nation and that the current administration is doing little to reduce the threat. “We are being placed in eminent peril by disease-carrying illegal aliens flooding our shores,” he wrote in...
  • Why Republicans Must Win the Senate in 2014

    10/15/2014 4:31:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Roll Call's Rothenblog ^ | October 14, 2014 | Stuart Rothenberg
    If next month produces a big Republican year, with the GOP gaining control of the Senate and expanding its majority in the House, it will say little or nothing about 2016, when a presidential electorate and a very different Senate class combine to create the makings of a substantially good Democratic year. But if the GOP fails to capture the Senate this year, 2016 could turn into an unmitigated disaster for the party. And for that reason, Republicans are under extremely heavy pressure to take back the Senate in November. Four years ago, a Republican wave swept across much of...
  • Andrea Mitchell Is Skeptical That Greg Abbott Is Actually Disabled

    10/14/2014 6:35:37 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    Twitter, Twitchy.com, TheDailycaller ^ | 10/14/14 | Twitter, Twitchy.com, Jim Treacher
    Earlier today, Alex Griswold told you about Wendy Davis doubling down on her campaign-imploding “Look at the cripple” ad. Or tripling down, or quadrupling down, or however many times it’s been at this point. She told Andrea Mitchell that the ad was “fair.” Oh, and Abbott is “working to kick that ladder down.” Well said, Wendy. But believe it or not, Mitchell said something even dumber. At about the 1:00 mark in the above video, she emitted this brainfart:.....
  • The Other War on Women: Why the Democrat's “war on women” strategy is now ineffective.

    10/14/2014 9:15:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/14/2014 | The Editors
    The Democrats’ “war on women” strategy has always been frivolous and intellectually dishonest, and it is now being revealed as ineffective, too. Let us call the roll: Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state hoping to oust Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is trailing in the polls in spite of being a cause célèbre for the Hollywood Left — Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Katzenberg have lavished Manhattan and Beverly Hills money upon her race — even after having engaged in such questionable shenanigans as attempting to portray Senator McConnell, an original cosponsor of the Violence Against Women Act, as...
  • RNC Attacks Liberal ‘Haircut Strategy’ as ‘Voter Suppression’

    10/14/2014 7:41:24 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 44 replies
    national review online ^ | By Joel Gehrke October 14, 2014 9:49 AM | Joel Gehrke
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s super PAC, Next Gen Climate, wants to implement a “haircut strategy” against Republican campaigns in order to depress conservative turnout. “Our Republican Haircut Strategy — a precision focus on a specific harm in target Republican markets — we will seek to degrade Republican performance,” a memo from Steyer’s super PAC explains in a memo obtained by Politico that the RNC flagged as a “voter suppression” tactic. “The election results in many states may be as narrow as a few thousand votes, so we sought to determine whether we could have an impact at the margins of...
  • Washington Post: 94% Chance Republicans Win Senate

    10/13/2014 10:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 13, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A spate of new Senate projections shows Republicans widening the electoral map and increasing their chances of a GOP takeover. On Monday, the The Washington Post's Election Lab forecast showed Republicans with a 94% chance of winning the Senate and a 99% chance of maintaining control of the House. The New York Times is similarly projecting a Republican takeover in the Senate. According to the Times' statistical forecast, the GOP currently holds a 64% chance of reclaiming the Senate....
  • GOP Senate Candidate: Welfare Is Basically Slavery Reparations

    10/13/2014 9:56:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 13, 2014 | Brian Beutler
    When the North Carolina State Assembly set out to pass a resolution in 2007 expressing the body’s regret for its participation in the institution of slavery, conservatives objected on the grounds that black North Carolinians would use it to advance the cause of reparations. Republican Assemblyman Thom Tillis, who is now challenging Democrat Kay Hagan for her U.S. Senate seat, sought to allay those conservatives' concerns by flipping the argument. Reparations already exist in the form of welfare programs, he noted, and Republicans would be better positioned to oppose them if they purchased some goodwill with conservative Democrats by acknowledging...
  • Democrats Try To Deflect Blame For Ebola Outbreak, Fail Abysmally

    10/13/2014 8:36:57 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 13 2014 | Debra heine
    A ridiculous and over-the-top ad produced by a progressive non-profit blames Republican budget cuts for the Ebola outbreak in an attempt to deflect criticism away from the incompetent Obama administration. Via RCP: The Agenda Project is a progressive non-profit political organization founded in 2010 by author Erica Payne. This ad, featuring clips of Mitch McConnell, Pat Roberts, and many other Republicans implies that austerity cuts to the Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health are responsible for the 2014 Ebola outbreak. The ad, titled "Republican Cuts Kill," will run in Kentucky and other states leading up to the...
  • Fat Lesbians Got All the Ebola Dollars, But Blame the GOP

    10/13/2014 6:30:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    RedState ^ | October 13th, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Democrats have rushed out of the gate with an attack ad against Republicans claiming if only we had spent more money, we would be able to solve the Ebola situation. It’s a defensive ad that reeks of desperation. At a time when more and more Americans, including millennials, are concluding government just doesn’t work, it probably won’t be effective. And Republicans can respond in kind.For example, instead of studying Ebola, the National Institutes of Health were studying the propensity of lesbians to be fat.Then there was the money for a study on wives who calm down quickly.And the Centers for...
  • Satire: Maryland Governor Declares WiFi a Human Right

    10/13/2014 9:14:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    In what some project to be the opening gambit of a potential 2016 presidential campaign, Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley (D) declared that access to WiFi is a human right. “I’m not saying that people should merely be free to purchase and use WiFi at their own expense,” O’Malley clarified. “Doing what you please and paying for it out of your own pocket is an archaic conception of basic human rights. It may have been fine for our nation’s Founding Fathers because they didn’t know any better. Fortunately, we’ve made significant advances in our thinking since then.” A key phrase that...
  • Ad Blames GOP Budget Cuts For Ebola Outbreak

    10/13/2014 6:33:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | October 13, 2014 | Tim Hains
    The Agenda Project is a progressive non-profit political organization founded in 2010 by author Erica Payne. This ad, featuring clips of Mitch McConnell, Pat Roberts, and many other Republicans implies that austerity cuts to the CDC and NIH are responsible for the 2014 Ebola outbreak. This ad with run in Kentucky and other states leading up to the election.