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  • Trump and tea party rally against Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol still on, growing in scope

    09/03/2015 12:06:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    The upcoming rally at the U.S. Capitol against the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran is still on - and has gained much momentum despite the fact that President Obama has secured enough support in the Senate to prevent Republican forces from blocking it. Some star power is involved. The speaker’s roster for the event on Wednesday afternoon now includes Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz, Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Mike Pompeo, Ted Yolo; Donald Trump, broadcasters Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, Citizens United founder David Bossie, Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization...
  • Pope to say D.C. Mass in Spanish in bow to 'Hispanic population'

    09/02/2015 3:50:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 95 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2 Sep 15 | Paul Bedard
    In a bow to the huge U.S. Hispanic population and the Catholic Church's advocacy of immigration, Pope Francis plans to give his Washington Mass Sept. 23 in Spanish, according to Cardinal Donald William Wuerl. "The Mass is going to be in Spanish," Wuerl said Wednesday while previewing the pope's trip to reporters. "It's a recognition of how large the Hispanic population in the United States is," said Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington. "And he's coming as the first pope from the New World and the predominant language in this hemisphere is Spanish," added Wuerl of the Argentine-born pope. Francis, meanwhile, will...
  • WaPo editorial writer about to become very unpopular with #BlackLivesMatter

    08/30/2015 10:28:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    When we talk about growing violence in America’s larger cities we frequently focus on New York and Baltimore. (And for good reason, to be honest.) But the nation’s capital has been experiencing its own problems along those lines lately. A rather chilling recounting of some of these “local stories” provides the backdrop for a recent op-ed column in the WaPo by Colbert I. King. I’ll confess that some of the stories of violence and mayhem King is talking about were completely unknown to me, leading the author to compare Washington to “the wild west.” One example is the case where...
  • Chilling Trump video attacks Bush for calling illegal immigration ‘act of love’

    08/31/2015 1:17:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/31/15 | Philip Rucker
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump released a chilling video Monday attacking opponent Jeb Bush for once suggesting that undocumented immigrants entered the United States as "an act of love." The 15-second video, which Trump posted to Instagram and Twitter, begins with the text: "Jeb Bush's Thoughts on Illegal Immigration." It plays sound of Bush, a former Florida governor, saying of undocumented immigrants, "Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love." Over the sound of Bush talking, with harrowing music playing, the Trump video flashes mug shots of Francisco Sanchez, who was charged in...
  • How Huma Abedin Operated At The Center Of The Clinton Universe [Future Chief of Staff?]

    08/28/2015 10:55:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    How Huma Abedin Operated At The Center Of The Clinton Universe By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger August 27 As Hillary Rodham Clinton was preparing for her farewell international trip as secretary of state, her close aide and confidante Huma Abedin e-mailed a small number of longtime political allies to help arrange an intimate get-together at a private club in Dublin. “Maybe we can all gather for drinks/dinner and HRC can come join for as long as she can?” Abedin wrote. The December 2012 event showcased the unique position that Abedin occupied at the apex of the Clintons’ public...
  • WaPo Fails to Identify ‘Close’ Clinton Adviser Used in Ignatius Column to Clear Hillary

    08/28/2015 6:17:31 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/28/2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post published a column Thursday night by David Ignatius that purports to clear leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing in exclusively using a home brew server kept in her home that held top secret classified information during her four year tenure as secretary of state. The column is entitled The Hillary Clinton e-mail ‘scandal’ that isn’t. Ignatius’ lead defense witness for Clinton is one Jeffrey Smith who is given four paragraphs of quotes defending Clinton. Ignatius identifies Smith as “a former CIA general counsel who’s now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents...
  • The Daily 202: Trump says maybe America should try making a jerk president

    08/28/2015 11:19:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | August 28, 2015 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    GREENVILLE, S.C.—As Donald Trump studied the crosstabs of a recent poll, his favorite hobby since he started leading in all of them, he was pleased, he said, to see that GOP primary voters perceive him as better equipped than his rivals to handle the economy, national security and even social issues. But one nugget in the survey nagged at the New York billionaire. “The only thing I did badly on was: Is he a nice person? I was last in terms of niceness,” he said. Campaigning deep in the Bible Belt yesterday, the businessman spun this as an asset, not...
  • Clashes erupt between India and Pakistan along disputed border

    08/28/2015 10:26:26 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | By Tim Craig
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Clashes erupted between Indian and Pakistani security forces Friday, killing at least 11 civilians and wounding scores more on both sides of the contested border, according to officials in both countries. The exchange of fire came as Indian and Pakistani leaders continued to bicker over the prospect of face-to-face talks. Indian and Pakistani security forces traded small-arms, artillery and mortar fire, which damaged several villages on both sides of the border, officials said. The violence coincided with the kickoff of India’s golden jubilee celebration marking the 1965 war between India and Pakistan, one of three major conflicts...
  • The walls Europe is building to keep people out

    08/28/2015 10:19:20 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | By Adam Taylor
    After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, for a while it seemed like border fences and barriers were a thing of the past in Europe. Many on the continent hoped for a new era of integration and receptivity. It didn't happen. Instead, a variety of pressures have led Europe to adopt wall-building projects that would make Donald Trump proud. Right now, in Hungary, for example, the government is rushing to complete a 109-mile-long barbed wire border fence along its southern frontier with Serbia – a project made bitterly ironic by Hungary's 1989 decision to cut its border fence with Austria...
  • The Hillary Clinton e-mail ‘scandal’ that isn’t [Washington Post Column Defends Hillary]

    08/28/2015 9:23:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/28/2015 | David Ignatius
    Does Hillary Clinton have a serious legal problem because she may have transmitted classified information on her private e-mail server? After talking with a half-dozen knowledgeable lawyers, I think this “scandal” is overstated. Using the server was a self-inflicted wound by Clinton, but it’s not something a prosecutor would take to court. “It’s common” that people end up using unclassified systems to transmit classified information, said Jeffrey Smith, a former CIA general counsel who’s now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents defendants suspected of misusing classified information. There are always these back channels,” Smith explained. “It’s...
  • Rand Paul: Don't punish federal workers who used Ashley Madison

    08/26/2015 10:31:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jake Miller
    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said Tuesday that government workers who were outed by hackers as members of AshleyMadison.com - a website created to facilitate extramarital affairs - should not face punishment. Before he could register that opinion, though, he had to figure out what the heck "Ashley Madison" is. "I keep seeing that headline, but I'm terrible - I don't know what it is," he confessed to a Washington Post reporter when he was asked about the hack of the risqué website, which exposed the contact information of millions of its users. The senator asked, "So, she has done...
  • Who Are You Calling a Honky? Gaffe-Prone Fuji TV Stumbles Again

    08/26/2015 6:38:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Tomohiro Osaki
    July 29—Internet users were snorting in derision after participants on a Fuji TV entertainment show wore T-shirts with a bizarre English slogan incorporating a word that some Caucasians might find offensive. The shirts read: “No Fun No TV Do Honky.” The overall phrase left viewers baffled, while the word “honky” has racial connotations. The T-shirts were worn by individuals such as comedians and presenters taking part in a marathon entertainment show that aired Saturday through Sunday.
  • Wine train apologizes to black women’s book club after allegations of racism

    08/26/2015 6:17:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    Members of the book group, sporting matching gray T-shirts and broad grins, boarded the Napa Valley Wine Train in high spirits Saturday. “The train is leaving the station! Choo choo!” member Lisa Johnson posted on her Facebook page, captioning a picture of five glasses of burgundy liquid clinking together. But not long into the trip train staff began asking them to quiet down. Before the journey was half over, they were escorted off the train, where police officers were waiting for them, according to the Associated Press. “We didn’t do anything wrong and we still feel this is about race....
  • Screw salads: They're not helping you and may be hurting the planet

    08/26/2015 6:10:30 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    National Post ^ | August 25, 2015 | Tamar Haspel, Washington Post
    As the world population grows, we have a pressing need to eat better and farm better, and those of us trying to figure out how to do those things have pointed at lots of different foods as problematic. Almonds, for their water use. Corn, for the monoculture. Beef, for its greenhouse gases. In each of those cases, there’s some truth in the finger-pointing, but none of them is a clear-cut villain. There’s one food, though, that has almost nothing going for it. It occupies precious crop acreage, requires fossil fuels to be shipped, refrigerated, around the world, and adds nothing...
  • Despite Donald Trump’s immigration comments, GOP is actually gaining among non-whites

    08/25/2015 12:00:42 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 68 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | August 23, 2015
    ... the worst fears of the Republican establishment, that Trump's unapologetic condemnations of immigrants will scuttle their shot at retaking the White House, so far aren't revealing themselves in polling. If Trump's comments were hurting him and/or Republicans with voters, we'd expect to see them faring worse after the June/July period in which the comments became public -- and Trump rose in the polls. The opposite happened. Trump's position among non-white voters improved, substantially, when you look at how he fared in a head-to-head match-up with Hillary Clinton. In a CNN/ORC poll conducted in late June, Clinton led Trump by...
  • Donald Trump: Spokesman for birthers, truthers, and Internet trolls

    08/25/2015 11:41:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2015 | Anne Applebaum
    ... Watching Donald Trump bluster and bluff his way through a presidential campaign, I wonder if we underestimate the ways in which Internet vitriol has broadened the parameters of political debate. We are "shocked, shocked" by Trump's language, but all of it is exactly the sort of thing anyone can encounter in the normal course of reading about politics online. John McCain isn't a war hero? I'll bet he finds worse insults than that on his Facebook page, and so does everybody who writes about him. All Mexicans are rapists? I open my Twitter account every morning to find similar...
  • Watch: What Palmyra looked like in the 1800s, and how the Islamic State is destroying it

    08/25/2015 10:31:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 25 at 12:40 PM | Ishaan Tharoor
    Before the 20th century, the ruins of Palmyra, once a key crossroads of classical civilizations, existed on the dusty margins of the Ottoman Empire. European travelers, though, took a special interest in the city. The images sequenced above — photographs by the 19th-century French photographer Félix Bonfils and drawings by the 18th-century British traveler Robert Wood — were formative documents in the Western imagination and inspired the architecture of the industrial age's emerging powers. Wood's rendering of an ancient Roman eagle seen in Palmyra, for example, would later become the model for the Seal of the United States. The archaeological...
  • Ted Cruz’s big problem: There isn’t really an ‘evangelical vote’ right now

    08/25/2015 10:15:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 25, 2015 | Philip Bump
    On Friday night, while the political media was transfixed watching Donald Trump's in-all-ways-secular stump ramble in Mobile, Ala., Ted Cruz was holding a deliberately religious rally in Des Moines. Evangelical voters were always meant to be a linchpin of Cruz's presidential bid, and as our Katie Zezima and Tom Hamburger write, the Des Moines event was not shy about making that pitch. Blasting Planned Parenthood and lamenting the "persecution" of business owners sued for denying services to same-sex couples, Cruz was clearly trying to do two things: Plant his flag as the Republican crusader -- and prompt religious voters to...
  • Conservatives provide a reality check on Donald Trump's mass deportation plan

    08/23/2015 12:07:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 174 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 22, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Ever since Donald Trump, the mercurial businessman, media personality, and presidential candidate, proposed his immigration policy, centering on the mass deportation of up to 11 million human beings, reaction among conservatives has been decidedly mixed. Ann Coulter, for whom illegal immigration is the alpha and the omega of public policy, exalted that Trump could perform abortions in the White House, and she would not care. But Charles Krauthammer, writing in the National Review on Thursday, and George Will, in his latest column published Saturday, provided reality checks. Krauthammer wondered what the practical political effects would be of reenacting the Trail...
  • Full Statement by Conservative Blogger Who Resigned from Washington Post re Alleged Plagiarism

    03/24/2006 1:50:03 PM PST · by summer · 110 replies · 3,220+ views
    redstate.com ^ | March 24, 2006 | Ben Domenech
    Red America, my new blog at washingtonpost.com, has been under attack since its launch. It is a conservative blog on a mainstream media site, so many of the attacks were expected. If one bothers to read it, I believe it stands as a welcome addition to the opinion debate. The hate mail that I have received since the launch of this blog has been overwhelmingly profane and violent. My family has been threatened; my friends have been deluged; my phone has been prank called. The most recent email that showed up while writing this post talked about how the author...
  • Conservatives Turn on New 'Wash Post' Blogger, Urge Him to Step Down

    03/24/2006 10:01:52 AM PST · by summer · 31 replies · 1,465+ views
    editorandpublisher.com ^ | March 24, 2006 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK A two-day effort by liberal bloggers to find, and publicize, numerous examples of plagiarism committed by new Washington Post blogger Ben Domenech culminated today in calls that he give up his new position--from some of his conservative supporters. One of them, most dramatically, is columnist and blogger Michelle Malkin. As an editor at Regnery, Domenech handled her most recent book. Conservatives had hailed Domenech's appointment to write the Red America blog. "I cheered for Ben, the editor of my last book at Regnery, when he announced his new position," Malkin wrote on her Web site today. "I criticized...
  • Controversial Blogger Quits 'Wash Post' Amid Plagiarism Charges [Full text of statement by WaPo]

    03/24/2006 12:22:18 PM PST · by summer · 83 replies · 2,394+ views
    editorandpublisher.com ^ | March 24, 2006 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK Ben Domenech's conservative blog Red America lasted all of three days at the Washington Post. He quit today after numerous examples of alleged plagiarism in his work surfaced. Yesterday, in a seprate matter, he had apologized for calling Coretta Scott King a "Communist" the day after her recent funeral. The embarrassing episode for the Post culminated Friday afternoon when washingtonpost.com executive editor Jim Brady posted the following notice on the Web site: "In the past 24 hours, we learned of allegations that Ben Domenech plagiarized material that appeared under his byline in various publications prior to washingtonpost.com contracting...
  • George Will: Trump’s immigration plan could spell doom for the GOP

    08/22/2015 7:13:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/22/2015 | George Will
    It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of millions of human beings. To will an end is to will the means for the end, so the Republican clamors are also for the requisite expansion of government’s size and coercive powers. Most of Donald Trump’s normally loquacious rivals are swaggeringly eager to confront Vladimir Putin but are too invertebrate — Lindsey Graham is an honorable exception — to voice robust disgust with Trump and the spirit...
  • Trump Making Biased Experts Look Foolish (George Will's wife works for Rove, too...)

    08/22/2015 1:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeff Crouere
    When Donald Trump first burst on the political scene two months ago as a presidential candidate, many of the analysts, commentators and pollsters who populate cable news programs, the so called “experts,” claimed it was all a publicity stunt. Then, they said he would never release his financial statements. Then, they said his controversial comments about Mexican illegal immigration, Senator John McCain and Fox News Host Megyn Kelly would doom his campaign. Now, they are saying his lead cannot continue for his support has a “ceiling” and his campaign is a flash in the pan. Unfortunately for the “experts,” they...
  • Top Boehner health aide leaving for lobbying firm (sister of StemExpress CEO—PP baby parts merchant)

    08/22/2015 1:26:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/15 11:57 AM EDT | Peter Sullivan
    Charlotte Ivancic, Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) top health policy aide, is leaving his office to join the lobbying firm Tarplin, Downs & Young, the firm announced Wednesday. Ivancic led the negotiations for Boehner on the repeal of Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate this year. The elimination of the annual Washington headache of automatic cuts to doctors under Medicare, after negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was a significant achievement. […] Tarplin, Downs & Young was founded in 2006 by former Republican healthcare staffers in the Bush administration and on Capitol Hill. It also has former Democratic staffers. …
  • Boehner Aide, Sister of CEO Aborted Baby Parts, Resigns to Join Lobbying Firm

    08/22/2015 1:23:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Charlotte Ivancic -- the older sister of Cate Dyer who runs the biotech company StemExpress, and who discussed and laughed about shipping “intact” aborted baby parts in an undercover video released on Friday – is leaving her position as the health policy adviser to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to go to work for the lobbying firm Tarplin, Downs & Young. The resignation of Ivancic--who worked for Boehner and as legal counsel to the House Budget Committee–was announced on August 5, as reported in The Hill. In late July, StemExpress and its founder and CEO, Cate Dyer, were mentioned in...
  • Biden holds meeting with Elizabeth Warren in DC

    08/22/2015 11:02:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Washington, D.C.’s Naval Observatory on Saturday for a confidential talk with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), CNN reported. Biden’s return to the District comes amid buzz he is seriously weighing a 2016 Oval Office bid. CNN said that two sources confirmed the pair’s face-to-face, the biggest indicator yet that Biden is seriously tempted by an Oval Office bid next year.“The vice president traveled last minute to Washington, D.C. for a private meeting and will be returning to Delaware,” an aide told CNN. Biden spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff declined further comment on the alleged...
  • On top in Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump shifts his gaze south

    08/21/2015 1:09:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 20, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    He has crashed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s show in Iowa, knocked former Florida governor Jeb Bush off course in New Hampshire and sucked up most of the political oxygen this summer. Now Donald Trump is headed south. Trump said Wednesday night that that event was switching venues, from a civic center to a football stadium, because he now expects an attendance of 30,000 to 40,000. Some say Trump’s appeal in the region is different, and according to University of Mississippi journalism professor Curtis Wilkie, it has precedent. “There is a history of outrageous politicians who are able to develop a...
  • Inside the GOP field’s new strategies to ride out the Trump tornado

    08/20/2015 9:35:23 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 21 2015 | Robert Costa and Philip Rucker
    The 2016 Republican primary has turned into a puzzle about how to deal with Donald Trump. The new dynamic has come into focus this week as Trump’s opponents debut strategies for engaging the white-hot front-runner whom they believe, and in some cases fear, could be a dominant force for some time to come. Though flummoxed by Trump’s staying power and aghast at the coarse tone he has brought to the race, party elites said they have no plan to take him down. Donors feel powerless. Republican officials have little leverage. Candidates are skittish. Super PAC operatives say attack ads against...
  • RG3 gets roughed up again, suffers possible concussion

    08/20/2015 6:59:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    Profootballtalk ^ | August 20, 2015 | Zac Jackson
    The Redskins have plenty of work to do. The offensive line, specifically pass protection, would be a good place to start. Robert Griffin III and the Redskins starters managed 10 total yards on their first three series of Thursday night’s preseason game vs. the Lions. On the fourth series, Griffin got sacked on consecutive plays. On the second sack, his fumble was recovered by Gabe Wright of the Lions at the Redskins’ 11-yard line. To make matters worse, the Redskins announced Griffin was then evaluated for a right-side stinger and possible concussion. He was cleared to return to the game...
  • The Jared Fogle case - Why we understand so little about child sex abuse [ WaPo Poor pedos article]

    08/20/2015 7:12:28 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 37 replies
    Vanity ^ | 08/20/2015
    The article is the typical "these poor people are sick, they need help, we need funding to study pedos" BS. Skim it. But check out the (closed) comments section. Very interesting. Some of the commenters admit to being pedophiles. Also, commenters debate the differences between sexual interest in a mature LOOKING teen versus the prepubescent children. The article has one good point. Maybe we should allow pedophiles to get help from shrinks without them being forced to report directly, as long as the pedophile doesn't admit to actually touching a child. That is a good subject for debate - maybe...
  • Washington, D.C. and Gun Violence Among Black Youth: A Bellwether City at a Crossroads

    08/20/2015 10:08:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 8/19/2015 | Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick
    I don't imagine children in Georgetown or Chevy Chase would have similar reactions to the same sound. The episode is evidence of glaring disparities in safety and gun violence in Washington, D.C. This city the seat of international power and influence, yet parts of it, particularly the poorest parts, are being terrorized by gun violence. We desperately need solutions to this crisis. As the world watches, what will we do about it? Gun violence is on the rise in Washington, D.C. and the perpetrators are emboldened with violence spreading across the city. Those who pull the triggers are largely young...
  • Dems: Keep Trump's name off new DC hotel

    08/18/2015 8:44:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | 8/18/15 | Jesse Burns
    A pair of Democratic lawmakers are petitioning the Obama administration to block GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump from showcasing his name on the businessman's new hotel in Washington, D.C. In a letter to the Department of Interior and General Services Administration (GSA), Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) requested that Trump be prevented from having his name "prominently displayed" on the newly refurbished Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue, blocks from the White House. "Trump's recent and repeated remarks disparaging women, Mexican-Americans, and other Latinos are hateful, divisive and completely inaccurate," the pair wrote to Interior Secretary...
  • The GOP’s deeply flawed field

    08/18/2015 7:44:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katrina vanden Heuveleditor, publisher, and part-owner, The Nation
    Donald Trump continues to bring comic relief and mean-spirited bombast to the Republican campaign trail. But while Trump is a continuing spectacle, he also makes (a tiny bit) more sense than his rivals when he indicts U.S. trade policies or scorns the influence of big money that turns politicians into puppets. Nevertheless Trump, despite his current lead in the polls, isn’t likely to be the Republican presidential nominee. William Galston, the Wall Street Journal’s designated Democratic pundit, last week suggested that there were five “plausible” Republican candidates — Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Tex.), Govs. Scott Walker (Wis.)...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Speaks On Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/17/2015 8:15:54 AM PDT · by Isara · 16 replies
    News 9 ^ | Aug 17, 2015 | Justin Dougherty
    News 9’s Justin Dougherty had a chance to ask presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) his thoughts on the letter when the senator came to Oklahoma City last week. Video at the link. OKLAHOMA CITY - The Nuclear Deal with Iran has topped conversations across the political landscape. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have been outspoken saying this deal is “not based on trust” and  “building a nuclear bomb requires either uranium or plutonium. But thanks to this deal, Iran’s four possible ways to leverage those fissile materials are blocked.” However Republican lawmakers and even some...
  • IMMIGRATION LAWYER: BLACK AMERICANS SHOULD ‘QUALIFY AS REFUGEES’ UNDER US LAW

    08/16/2015 9:45:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 16, 2015 | Jerome Hudson
    There exists among far too many Americans an almost soul-deep determination to treat black people as perpetual victims. A rather absurd example of this sad song was recently written by Washington Post guest writer Raha Jorjani. Jorjani, an immigration defense lawyer in California, asks if black Americans might “qualify as refugees” possessing a “strong claim for asylum protection under U.S. law”: Suppose a client walked into my office and told me that police officers in his country had choked a man to death over a petty crime. Suppose he said police fatally shot another man in the back as he...
  • Exclusive — ‘The Year America Strikes Back’ At DC: Ben Carson To Tour Border After Thousands...

    08/16/2015 6:05:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/16/15 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson—a non-politician who’s polling in second place right behind billionaire businessman Donald Trump—will tour the U.S. border with Mexico after speaking at a rally with thousands of concerned citizens in Phoenix, Arizona. The border tour will be in part by helicopter, led by a local border sheriff, and the only news outlet with exclusive access on the chopper for a firsthand report on Carson’s tour will be Breitbart News.“It’s literally growing by the hour,” Carson spokesman Doug Watts told Breitbart News exclusively on Saturday evening of the planned Tuesday evening rally with Carson in Phoenix....
  • Farrakhan shouts 'Allah Akbar,' says white people know they 'deserve to die'

    08/16/2015 5:47:24 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 70 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | August 14, 2015 | Gregory Tomlin
    REUTERS/Carlos Barria Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addresses the audience at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in in Washington, D.C., June 24, 2015. Farrakhan met with local leaders to discuss the upcoming "Million Man March" on October 10, 2015. In his most recent promotion of the event in Milwaukee, Wisc., on Aug. 13, Farrakhan told an audience to prepare for God to rescue the black community in the event of a race war through the use of a UFO. MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (Christian Examiner) – After two weeks of news reports that Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan...
  • A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism (Purge Trump & Trumpism)

    08/16/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 93 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08/14/2015 | Peter Wehner
    In a compelling column, George Will – who knows a thing or two about conservatism – makes the conservative case against Donald Trump. Mr. Will refers to Trump as an “unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate” who is coarsening our civic life. He labels Trump “a counterfeit Republican and no conservative.” And he argues that Trump is an affront to anyone devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of National Review and a giant in American conservatism. Just as Buckley excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement in the 1960s, so should conservatives today...
  • George Will: Purge Trump and His Supporters from GOP

    08/16/2015 1:02:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 16, 2015 | Fuzzy Slippers
    “Trumpites” are only “lightly attached to the political process”George Will has written a thought-provoking piece over at WaPo in which he argues that the GOP should purge itself of Trump and Trump’s supporters. Will explains: "When, however, Trump decided that his next acquisition would be not another casino but the Republican presidential nomination, he tactically and quickly underwent many conversions of convenience (concerning abortion, health care, funding Democrats, etc.). His makeover demonstrates that he is a counterfeit Republican and no conservative. He is an affront to anyone devoted to the project William F. Buckley began six decades ago with the...
  • It’s too late for Democrats to start rethinking Clinton’s 2016 viability [shill alert]

    08/16/2015 10:57:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Dear Democrats: It’s too late to start over. As in, there’s no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your party’s front-runner for the presidential nomination. Not with Vice President Biden — even if he runs. Not with former vice president Al Gore. (I mean, come on.) Not with your ideal rich-person-with-no-record-and-a-fresh-faced-appeal. This may come as a shock to some of you. After all, you argue, it’s only August! The Iowa caucuses won’t be until February! That’s, like, four political lifetimes. Sure. But modern presidential politics isn’t as simple as announcing that you’ve decided to run and watching yourself soar to the...
  • Obamacare Could be Heading to the Supreme Court (Again)

    08/15/2015 10:26:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 13, 2015 | 4:52 PM EDT | Andrew Kloster
    This past week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, over the vigorous dissent of four judges on that court, denied rehearing en banc (legalese for an entire court rather than just a panel of three judges) in the case of Sissel v. United States Department of Health and Human Services. Sissel is a case against Obamacare led by the Pacific Legal Foundation, arguing that Obamacare is invalid because it violated the Origination Clause. Now, the challengers have ninety days to file a writ of certiorari (an appeal) before the U.S. Supreme Court. …
  • Carly Fiorina’s conversion from Hillary Clinton fan to fervent critic

    08/16/2015 6:48:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/14/15 | Ruth Marcus
    In 2010, the then-GOP Senate nominee went all middle-school-cafeteria on her Democratic opponent’s hairdo. “God, what is that hair? Sooo yesterday,” Fiorina, already miked up, commented, quoting an aide’s assessment. Two years earlier, in the makeup room at ABC’s “This Week” with me, Fiorina said something that, at the time, was mildly interesting, but is now revelatory. It was May 2008, close to the end of the long primary battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and we were discussing the two Democratic contenders. At which point Fiorina, then a campaign surrogate for presumptive GOP nominee John McCain, offered some...
  • Ron Paul (finally) sends out a donor pitch for Rand

    08/15/2015 5:56:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 14, 2015 | David Weigel, journ-o-list member
    The headlines neatly tell the story. "Ron Paul’s Passive-Aggressive Campaign Against Rand Paul." Rand Paul Has a Daddy Issue." "Like Father, Like Son? Not Exactly." Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has endeavored so much to distinguish his "libertarian-ish" views from his father's "voluntarist" politics that any snark from the paterfamilias generates a story. He'll joke that he's still looking at who to endorse; it will be reported like Saturn devouring his offspring. There will be no snark this weekend. As Rand Paul heads out of the country for a medical mission to Haiti, Ron Paul will make a print and e-mail...
  • Read: An open letter from retired generals and admirals on the Iran nuclear deal

    08/15/2015 11:58:46 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 11 , 2015 | WAPO
    The retired brass support the agreement and said diplomacy should be given a chance to work.
  • Are we witnessing another collapse of the party system?

    08/15/2015 5:23:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    personalliberty.com ^ | Bob Livingston
    I know it’s still early, but it’s beginning to appear this election cycle that conventional wisdom may not hold. The pundit class and the establishment politicians inhabiting the insular bubble that is the District of Criminals are flummoxed. They can’t fathom why the hoi polloi will not fall in line behind establishment-approved candidates (and there are several, but particularly they are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton). Some pundits are even offering to turn in their “pundit license.” For example, The Washington Post’s Charles Lane told Brett Baier on Fox News’ Special Report last week: “I think I’m going to have...
  • Dems want to implant abortion-inducing device into teen girls [VIDEO]

    Just weeks after a prominent health-care expert predicted that Democrats would begin a nationwide push for taxpayer-funded contraception for schoolgirls, including abortion-inducing drugs, Virginia is proving to be the next battleground. The idea started in a Colorado pilot program, in which teenage girls were given contraceptives including implanted abortafacients known as long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs, and intra-uterine devices, also called IUDs. The program showed marked reductions in teenage births and reported abortions. Efforts then began to enact a taxpayer-funded version of the program, but it died in the Colorado Legislature over conscience and religious liberty concerns. Writing in the...
  • At Iowa State Fair, Jeb Bush plays the sober adult in a summer of anger

    08/14/2015 10:50:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/14/15 | Philip Rucker
    Jeb Bush stepped onto the fabled soapbox under a broiling sun at the Iowa State Fair here Friday and offered himself to voters as a sober adult campaigning in a summer of anger — a reformer, a consensus-builder, a competent executive who would roll up his sleeves and fix things. "I’m tired of the divides," the former Florida governor said. "I campaign the way that I would govern — out amongst everybody, no rope lines, totally out in the open." Then the fairgoers started asking Bush questions. They asked about the legacy of his brother, a former president. And his...
  • Black poverty differs from white poverty

    08/14/2015 9:44:47 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 136 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12 August 2015 | Emily Badger
    The poverty that poor African Americans experience is often different from the poverty of poor whites. It's more isolating and concentrated. It extends out the door of a family's home and occupies the entire neighborhood around it, touching the streets, the schools, the grocery stores. A poor black family, in short, is much more likely than a poor white one to live in a neighborhood where many other families are poor, too, creating what sociologists call the "double burden" of poverty. The difference is stark in most major metropolitan areas, according to recent data analyzed by Rutgers University's Paul Jargowsky...
  • Washington Post Calls Claim That “Abortion is Only 3% of What Planned Parenthood Does” a Lie

    08/14/2015 9:24:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 08/14/2015 | Aug 13, 2015
    Planned Parenthood has long been able to promulgate its 3% abortion lie, and the mainstream media has eaten it up hook line and sinker, not once questioning the veracity of the largest abortion provider in the U.S. That is all changing. For the first time, the mainstream media has begun to question Planned Parenthood. The gruesomeness of Planned Parenthood’s barbarity – selling murdered babies for parts – has been exposed, and the mainstream media has been forced to look at the stark reality of the Culture of Death. Yesterday, the Washington Post – no friend to the pro-life movement –...