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  • Obama: Trayvon Martin ‘could have been me 35 years ago’...(Here we go again!)

    07/19/2013 11:50:37 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 202 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 07/19/13 | Oliver Knox
    President Barack Obama, breaking his silence on the George Zimmerman acquittal, said Friday that many African-Americans believe that “both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different” if Trayvon Martin had been white. “You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” Obama said somberly during a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room. “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” In searingly personal terms, Obama described his personal experience with race-based prejudice. “There are very few African-American men in this country...
  • Justin Bieber’s Astronaut Dreams To Come True

    06/06/2013 12:30:28 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 13 replies
    radio.com ^ | 6/6/13 | radio.com
    When Justin Bieber tweets out a dream, that dream becomes a reality. Back in February, the singer sent out a seemingly random dispatch that he wanted to perform in outer space.
  • Obama: I Don't Want To Lose, Not For Me But For What It Would Mean To Country

    10/23/2012 9:35:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Everybody knows what a humble, self-effacing guy Barack Obama is. So not that we needed any proof, but just check out what President Obma let us members of his campaign email list know in a message he just sent out: "I don't want to lose this election. Not because of what losing would mean for me -- Michelle and I will be fine no matter what happens. But because of what it would mean for our country and middle-class families." More after the jump.
  • Trump’s Paper Tiger Rebellion Against Conservatives

    02/04/2012 9:54:05 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    In the spring of 2011, Donald Trump threatened to start a revolution within the Republican Party, appealing to the naive among Tea Partiers by promising to take on President Obama as no one else could. All too many members of the conservative media, including even some highly reputable ones, took his nonsense seriously.
  • Blaze Exclusive: Donald Trump’s Possible Third Party Run Gains Momentum

    The potential for a third party presidential run from billionaire developer and reality TV star Donald Trump may be closer to becoming a reality show of its own. The Blaze received a copy of a confidential email sent out late Thursday afternoon from a Florida Tea Party leader and personal friend of Trump. The email requested assistance in building a team in Texas to make certain that, if Trump chooses to run, his name would be on the ballot. The email included: Dear Patriot Leader, I am a tea party leader in Florida and friend of Donald Trump. I am...
  • Blaze Exclusive: Donald Trump's Possible Third Party Run Gains Momentum

    12/30/2011 6:39:57 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 29th | Mike Opelka
    The potential for a third party presidential run from billionaire developer and reality TV star Donald Trump may be closer to becoming a reality show of its own. The Blaze received a copy of a confidential email sent out late Thursday afternoon from a Florida Tea Party leader and personal friend of Trump. The email requested assistance in building a team in Texas to make certain that, if Trump chooses to run, his name would be on the ballot. The email included:
  • Donald Trump: “Millions of people” are waiting to hear my endorsement

    12/29/2011 12:47:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/28/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Ah, but of course. All those undecided Iowans and unenthusiastic Republicans across the country lack but one thing: The nudge in a particular direction only a Donald Trump endorsement could provide. Never mind that Trump’s attempt to moderate a debate collapsed. Never mind that every time he reenters the discussion, somebody’s bound to bring up his birtherism to the detriment of his broader message. Never mind that, last week, he changed his party affiliation to “unaffiliated” to preserve his right to run for president of himself as an independent. “Millions of people” still look to Trump to decide which of...
  • Donald Trump Bolts Republican Party, Eyeing Other 2012 Options

    12/23/2011 1:26:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/23/2011 | Michael Falcone
    Donald Trump is officially a man without a party. The real estate mogul whose flirtation with the 2012 presidential race has never really ended despite announcing seven months ago he would not seek the Republican nomination has been signaling he wants to find other ways onto a presidential ticket. Trump took another step in that direction on Thursday, switching his party affiliation from Republican to “unaffiliated,” according to a source close to the reality television star. According to the source, he did so because he is “disgusted” with the way Republicans are handling matters in Washington, including the recent payroll...
  • Hey, have you read my book?

    05/25/2011 1:13:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 05/25/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    President Obama doled out some more gifts in London on Wednesday, including signed, "personalized" copies of his new children's book for Prime Minister David Cameron's kids. He also gave them toy scooters and a jigsaw puzzle of Bo (and a stuffed Bo), according to the White House. Read the official gift announcement: "The President and Mrs. Obama gave the Prime Minister a custom-made pair of White House Magnolia wood and sterling silver cufflinks engraved on the reverse with the President's signature, as well as a first edition of President John F. Kennedy's book, Profiles in Courage. "The President and Mrs....
  • Donald Trump: Late entry still possible

    05/23/2011 7:47:18 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/23/2011 | Juana Summers
    Don’t count Donald Trump out of the presidential race yet: A week after ending his would-be candidacy, he said on Monday that he might consider getting back in later in the year if he doesn’t like the GOP field. "Stranger things have happened,” Trump said. After expressing deep dissatisfaction with what he sees as a weak group of Republican candidates in an interview on Fox News on Monday, the real estate developer and reality television star teased the idea that he could still get into the race. "I would not rule it out, no," Trump said on Fox News on...
  • Trump Planning Independent Run?

    05/14/2011 6:33:52 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 230 replies
    NRO ^ | May 14, 2011 | Katrian Trinko
    Trump Planning Independent Run?May 14, 2011 8:34 P.M.By Katrina Trinko Donald Trump’s long-time advisor Roger Stone tweeted today “Get ready for Trump the Novermber Independent !”
  • Why is Ron Paul running again? 5 theories

    04/27/2011 9:40:19 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 173 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/27/11 | Staff
    The Texas libertarian is widely seen as a longshot candidate for the GOP's 2012 presidential nomination. So why is he preparing for another White House campaign?....
  • Trump Praised Obama, Slammed Bush

    04/15/2011 12:55:11 AM PDT · by Catsrus · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Not so fast on Trump. Read this: http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/88778/-i-ny1-exclusive---i--donald-trump-slams--evil--bush--praises-obama/
  • Colorado Governor: Tancredo’s Entry Splits GOP Vote

    08/03/2010 10:08:34 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 128 replies · 16+ views
    Tom Tancredo’s entrance into the Colorado governor’s race cuts substantially into support for the two Republican hopefuls and gives Democrat John Hickenlooper a double-digit lead. But overall support for Hickenlooper remains where it’s been for months. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Colorado finds Hickenlooper with 43% support against embattled GOP contender Scott McInnis who picks up 25% of the vote. Tancredo, a former Republican congressman running on the Constitution Party ticket, gets 24%. If businessman Dan Maes is the Republican in the race, Hickenlooper leads with 42% to Maes’ 27% and Tancredo’s 24%. Tancredo peels...
  • Colorado Tea Partyers say Tancredo betrayed them

    07/26/2010 8:48:16 AM PDT · by Mojave · 53 replies · 8+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 07/26/2010
    Leaders of 21 state Tea Party groups, representing about 10,000 people, said Sunday they have been betrayed by Tom Tancredo and in an open letter beseeched the former congressman not to run for governor as a third-party candidate. Tancredo has given Republican gubernatorial candidates until noon today to commit to pulling out of the governor's race after the primary if polls show the winner trailing Democrat John Hickenlooper. If that doesn't happen, Tancredo says, he'll run for governor as the American Constitution Party candidate.
  • Newt: presidential balloon “real” this time (PUKE)

    07/25/2010 10:05:05 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 25 JULY 2010 | POLITICO
    Newt Gingrich on Sunday shot down an assertion that he’s only toying with the idea of running for president in 2012 to boost his publishing and other endeavors. “Callista and I are seriously looking at – and our family is seriously looking at – what would it take,” the former Republican House speaker from Georgia said when "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asked him whether he was “playing candidate card to get more attention.” Gingrich said “you can assume that up until February or March. Then if I don’t run, you’ll be able to say ‘see, I told you.’...
  • A Self-Styled Hero

    03/10/2009 9:08:20 AM PDT · by Selkirk · 27 replies · 490+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 3/10/2009 | Selkirk
    The left loves to argue that the idolatry of Obama is a figment of the right's collective imagination. We point out the altar from which he preached in Denver. We point out the reverential tone with which members of the media use when discussing him, whether that tone includes a tingle up the leg or otherwise. We say that he's no Messiah, and they love to counter that they never said he was. Well, you know who disagrees? Mr. Obama himself. Seems that he sees himself as quite the hero, and he's willing to call himself just that on his...
  • Biden Hails Self as “Best Vice-President Ever”

    01/19/2009 9:00:50 AM PST · by John Semmens · 24 replies · 926+ views
    Incoming Vice-President Joe Biden hailed himself as the best ever. “The vice-president’s job is to preside over the senate,” Biden declared. “My 30+ years as a senator is more experience with this august body than any other vice-president has ever had. I think it’s fair to say that I’ll be the most effective presider this nation has ever seen.” “Also, having one of the least experienced to ever hold the presidency as president makes my other main job responsibility—stepping in if he goes down—less daunting than it has been for any of my predecessors,” Biden asserted. “Of course, as Barack...
  • McCain's own hot temper may be his worst enemy

    02/18/2008 11:35:01 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 66 replies · 747+ views
    KIMA-TV ^ | February 16, 2008 | Libby Quaid
    Temper, temper. Republican John McCain is known for his. He's been dubbed "Senator Hothead" by more than one publication, but he's also had some success extracting his hatchet from several foreheads. Even his Republican Senate colleagues are not spared his sharp tongue. "F--- you," he shouted at Texas Sen. John Cornyn last year. "Only an a------ would put together a budget like this," he told the former Budget Committee chairman, Sen. Pete Domenici, in 1999. "I'm calling you a f------ jerk!" he once retorted to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. With Cornyn, he smoothed things over quickly. The two argued during...
  • Montell Williams threatens 17 year-old girl: "...find where you live and blow you up"

    12/01/2007 11:21:11 AM PST · by The Eagle Bomb · 62 replies · 195+ views
    Savannah Morning News ^ | Dec. 1 2007 | Scott M Larson
    Television talk-show host Montel Williams threatened to find and "blow up" the homes of three Savannah Morning News reporters Friday while he was in town promoting free prescriptions for poor people. ...snip... "As we were preparing to film, Montel walked up with his bodyguard and got in Courtney Scott's face pointing his finger telling her, 'Don't look at me like that. Do you know who I am? I'm a big star, and I can look you up, find where you live and blow you up,' " Cosey said. "At this time he was pointing randomly at all of us." "He...
  • NEWT ... A CANDIDATE?

    09/21/2007 6:11:57 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 38 replies · 60+ views
    Nealz Nuze/WSB Radio ^ | 21 September 2007 | Neal Boortz
    http://boortz.com/nuze/index.htmlFriday, September 21, 2007  NEWT ... A CANDIDATE?  Newt Gingrich said that he might still consider throwing his hat into the ring if he can raise $30 million by November. After our American Solutions workshop on the FairTax next week, he is going to spend the month of October seeing if he can bring that money in. By November 1st, he will decide whether or not to run. Remember what I said on the air the other day? A caller asked me what I looked for in a presidential candidate. I answered that I wanted someone who really...
  • The Grapes Of Ego

    06/24/2006 11:46:14 AM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 1 replies · 268+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | June 24th, 2006 | Rand Simberg
    Byron York has some of Markos' modest little speech the other day, but I've found the rest that he decided not to use: "Yeah, they can take me down, Ma, but I'll still be there. I'm a part of something bigger. I'll be all aroun' in the dark. Stumbling around in the dark. I'll be ever'where. Ever'where you look. Whenever there's a brutally murdered American in Iraq to scorn, I'll be there. Wherever there's a few loons milling around with misspelled protes' signs saying 'Bush Lied! People Died!' and pictures of Che, and paper-mache puppets of Uncle Sam and Bushitlercheney...
  • McCain irks Republicans over anti-filibuster option

    04/16/2005 1:13:12 PM PDT · by drpix · 27 replies · 888+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 5/16/05 | Charles Hurt
    Sen. John McCain has once again enraged Republicans by publicly opposing Majority Leader Bill Frist's plan to employ the so-called nuclear option for ending the filibusters against President Bush's judicial nominees. "Look, we won't always be in the majority," Mr. McCain told MSNBC's "Hardball" host Chris Matthews Thursday night. "I say to my conservative friends, someday there will be a liberal Democrat president and a liberal Democrat Congress. Why?
  • McCain waves stick at TV over news coverage

    02/16/2005 7:08:07 AM PST · by JesseJane · 103 replies · 4,889+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/16/2005 | By Brooks Boliek
    WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Lawmakers' pique over the networks' incredible shrinking news hole is prompting legislation that will both shorten the time broadcasters have between license renewals and require full commission review of 5% of all licenses. The legislation was introduced by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Tuesday after the release of a report by the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California found evening TV newscasts contained little coverage of local political campaigns last year. It also would require broadcasters to post on their Internet sites information detailing their commitment to local public-affairs programming, and it calls...
  • McCain Wants Hearings on Pentagon Spy Unit (the /.

    01/24/2005 1:56:23 PM PST · by pissant · 59 replies · 1,150+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/24/05 | Liza Porteus
    WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain wants the Senate Armed Services Committee to hold hearings on allegations that the Defense Department may be bending U.S. laws in order to give Secretary Donald Rumsfeld more authority over clandestine overseas operations. The Washington Post, which reported the story on Sunday based on military and civilian sources, said the Pentagon has created a new unit, called the Strategic Support Branch (search), as a stepsister to an established unit in the CIA. The Strategic Support Branch is meant to address what Rumsfeld called the Pentagon's "near total dependence on the CIA" for human intelligence, something...
  • McClintock Answers Davis' Bid To Debate Schwarzenegger

    09/29/2003 3:46:57 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 549 replies · 358+ views
    Channel 4, San Francisco ^ | Sept29, 03 | Channel 4, San Francisco
    McClintock Answers Davis' Bid To Debate Schwarzenegger Conservative Passion, Large Crowds Keep McClintock In Recall Race 3:14 p.m. PDT September 29, 2003 SAN FRANCISCO -- Conservative state Sen. Tom McClintock at a Monday afternoon press conference surprised those who thought he would be announcing that he was dropping out of the recall race when he announced that he wanted to take Arnold Schwarzenegger's place in debating Gov. Gray Davis. Last week, Davis posed a challenge to Schwarzenegger to debate with him, stating that Schwarzenegger apparently had more pressing matters, McClintock said he would be happy to take Schwarzenegger's place. "If...
  • Prelude to a Political Obit: McClintock's Tragic Flaw

    09/29/2003 12:34:37 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 93 replies · 259+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/29/03 | Geoff Metcalf
    I’ve known California State Sen. Tom McClintock since I first moved to California in 1981. I have considered him a friend since 1992 and have spoken at fund raisers for him. Tom is a for-real Jeffersonian constitutional conservative. I have sat in his offices many times, had him as a guest on my various radio programs, and socialized with him and his wonderful family. The blessing and curse of Tom McClintock is his rock solid adherence to his principles. Unlike most politicians he does not lie, dissemble, compromise or weasel. However, those very characteristics I admire in him as a...
  • Saddam's portrait artists look to bleak future

    04/21/2003 6:36:41 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 372+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | April 22, 2003 | KAREN MCVEIGH
    TIME was when life as a well-paid portrait artist in Iraq was relatively simple, if a little monotonous. In a good year, 20 portraits of Saddam Hussein could earn an artist Ł1,200 - a small fortune in a country crippled by two decades of war and economic sanctions. But now that the best-paying customer in town is fresh out of commissions, his absence is leading to a plummeting market in presidential iconography; what is a Saddam portraitist to do? Most of the better-known painters of the Iraqi president, who have become virtually synonymous with the regime, vanished along with the...
  • the logic of pathologic self-interest

    02/09/2003 3:01:27 PM PST · by Mia T · 11 replies · 3,597+ views
    2.9.03 | Mia T
      the logic of pathologic self-interest by Mia T   There was a third chance to get rid of the clintons. In '98, when there was still time to stop bin Laden... The failure to remove the clintons in '98 was a monumental error and is directly traceable to the logic of pathologic self-interest. Recall in particular: THE LIEBERMAN PARADIGM: (clinton is an unfit president; therefore clinton must remain president)   THE SHAYS SYNDROME: (clinton is a rapist; therefore clinton is a fit president)   THE LIEBERMAN PARADIGM Senator Joseph Lieberman's bifurcated Monicagate speech in 1998 on the floor...
  • JESUS--NEW-MAKER

    09/28/2002 3:04:01 PM PDT · by grantswank · 80 replies · 283+ views
    BIBLE ADVOCATE, AMERICAN HOLINESS JOURNAL | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    JESUS: NEW-MAKER J. Grant Swank, Jr., POB l984, Windham ME 04062 Pastor, New Hope Church, Windham ME Think back ten years. What pressure was on you then? Think back fifteen years. What were you doing? You cannot recall; it is a blur. Sometimes, as years pass, it is as if another person lived our situations, places, and events. One of God's gifts is to blur the past in preparation for eternity. Paul said, "Forgetting those things which are behind. . .I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:l3-l4). The...