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  • A Tale Of Two Pollsters

    05/06/2015 11:43:05 AM PDT · by TWhiteBear
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Wed, May 6 2015 | Rasmussen Reports
    Rasmussen Reports finds that when you survey Likely U.S. Voters: -- 63% think it’s likely some actions Clinton took as secretary of State were influenced by donations made to the Clinton Foundation, including 42% who say it’s Very Likely. -- 51% do not trust Clinton. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say they do trust the former first lady, but another 13% are undecided. -- 52% now believe Clinton’s use of a private, non-government e-mail provider for issues at the highest levels of the U.S. government raises serious national security concerns, up slightly from 49% in early March. -- 45% now say Clinton...
  • Iain Duncan Smith: Voting for Ukip and Nigel Farage is like writing Britain's 'suicide note'

    05/05/2015 9:59:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 5-4-2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    Voting for UKIP is like writing a “suicide note” which will “not be forgiven” if it denies Britain the chance to vote on whether to remain a member of the EU, Iain Duncan Smith warns today. In a heartfelt intervention just 48 hours before polling day, the former Conservative leader urges those considering voting UKIP not to jeopardise a decades-long campaign he has waged to change Britain’s relationship with Brussels. • Latest election polls for May 5 The Work and Pensions Secretary describes a vote for Ukip as “unfathomable” as it risks allowing a weak minority Labour government – backed...
  • Campaign Canards: Don't fall for these electoral fallacies

    04/30/2015 7:10:18 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 16 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | April 30, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Campaign Canards: Don’t fall for these electoral fallacies by Daniel Clark Now that candidates are officially entering the 2016 race, it’s only a matter of time before political pundits and historians start regurgitating every factoid, tidbit and dose of conventional wisdom there’s ever been about presidential campaigns. Unfortunately, most of them will be wrong. In particular, here are some of the most stubborn electoral fallacies that we can expect to hear repeated over the next 18 months: * The New Hampshire primary results are very important. – From a fundraising standpoint, there may be some truth to that, but the...
  • Presidential Contenders Tell a Tale of Two Catholic Churches

    04/30/2015 2:04:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 30, 2015 | FR DWIGHT LONGENECKER
    As the race for the White House gears up, all eyes are on the presidential contenders, and there has never been a larger crop of Catholics either already in the race, or waiting in the wings. If anyone wants to get a glimpse into the contemporary Catholic Church in the United States, the range of Catholic politicians reflects the amazingly diverse and difficult variety of American Catholics.   The “conservative Catholics” are best represented by Senator Rick Santorum. A life-long Catholic, Santorum became more serious about his faith after marrying. Now a daily mass attendee, Rick Santorum has put...
  • Analysis: Who’s afraid of absentee balloting in Israel?

    04/30/2015 12:23:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/30/2015 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Dozens of countries around the world have allowed their citizens who happen to be abroad on Election Day to vote by absentee for decades. Practically speaking, absentee balloting is more necessary in a country like Israel, where elections are set three months in advance, than in the United States, where Americans know their presidential races will be held every four years in November. So why is absentee balloting for Israelis such a controversial issue, and why have governments promised it for years and never delivered? To answer the first question, it is important to understand the ethos of Israeli society....
  • Ted Cruz's Path From George W. Bush Adviser to Immigration Reform Opponent

    04/30/2015 10:18:52 AM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 43 replies
    national journal ^ | May 23, 2013 | Beth Reinhard
    May 23, 2013 In 2000, Ted Cruz was known as a Texas-raised, Harvard-trained domestic policy adviser to the George W. Bush campaign. Bush was a two-term governor from a border state who was determined to fix what he saw as a broken, inhumane immigration system. Cruz helped craft the campaign’s immigration policy, which called for speeding up the application process, increasing the number of work visas, and allowing the relatives of permanent residents to visit the U.S. while their applicants were pending. “Family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande,” Bush used to say. Bush, a self-described “compassionate conservative,” went...
  • Hillary Clinton the Republican

    04/30/2015 6:56:05 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 21 replies
    vanity | 4/30/2015 | self
    Hillary Rodham (Clinton) was a Republican before she became a hard leftist Democrat. In 1965 she became president of the Wellesley Young Republicans at Wellesley College. She supported the campaigns of African-American Republican Senator Edward Brooke, and the then Republican Mayor of New York John Lindsay. She considered herself a "conservative and a heart liberal". Her 2008 view was that illegal immigrants should NOT have the right to obtain driver's licenses. Hillary said only last year that same-sex marriage should be a state-by-state fight.
  • Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate

    04/28/2015 6:41:20 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate By Yvonne Wenger The Baltimore Sun As she weighs a decision to run for U.S. Senate, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she’s considering whether she can serve Baltimore better in her current job or in Congress. Rawlings-Blake, who is in her first full term, declined to say how soon she would decide whether to run for the seat that will be vacated by longtime Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Mikulski announced this week that she will retire at the end of her term after nearly half a...
  • 'Clinton Cash' author to take on Jeb Bush

    04/25/2015 5:40:26 AM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | April 23, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton might not be the only presidential candidate facing scrutiny from a book this year. Peter Schweizer, the author of the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” is reportedly working on another book that he expects to release in the summer. Only this time, he’ll be writing about about Jeb Bush.
  • VANITY: how can I bet on this primary? Elizabeth Warren 16/1

    04/24/2015 11:44:30 AM PDT · by bigjoesaddle · 14 replies
    How can I bet money on this upcoming nomination, Elizabeth Warren is 16/1 that she will be the Dem nominee. (Hitlery 1/6), any way I can get real money on this?
  • Nigel Farage on target to win: Poll puts him NINE points ahead of Tory rival

    04/24/2015 4:58:34 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 59 replies
    NIGEL FARAGE'S hopes of becoming an MP have been given a massive boost with an opinion poll showing the Ukip leader has a commanding nine-point lead in South Thanet. Research privately commissioned by the anti-Brussels party revealed he has opened up a significant gap ahead of Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay in race to win the Kent seat on May 7. Figures also show that Mr Farage has met more voters over the past month than his Labour and Tory rivals put together. Raising a pint of bitter to celebrate St George’s Day in the constituency today, Mr Farage said: “There...
  • Canada federal budget 2015: Tories slice out (small) budget surplus for pre-election books

    04/21/2015 4:27:57 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 22 replies
    Post media News ^ | April 21, 2015 | Mark Kennedy
    With just six months before the next election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s governing Conservatives have introduced a budget that offers attractive tax breaks for targeted voters and puts the country’s finances back into a precariously small surplus.
  • The Talented Mr. Rubio

    04/21/2015 7:25:19 AM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | David Brooks
    Political audiences always like patriotic rhetoric, but as several reporters have noticed, this year’s Republican audiences have a special hunger for it. The phrase “American exceptionalism” has become a rallying cry. There is a common feeling on the right that the American idea is losing force and focus, that the American dream is slipping out of reach, that America is stepping back from its traditional role in the world and that President Obama doesn’t forthrightly champion the American gospel. Even more than normal, Republicans seem to want their candidate for president to be drenched in the red, white and blue.
  • Evangelicals investigating GOP candidates on gay marriage, abortion

    04/20/2015 12:22:18 PM PDT · by balch3 · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 20, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Tired of being duped by conservative-sounding Republican presidential candidates who secretly harbored support for gay marriage, abortion and other socially liberal issues, evangelical pastors plan to investigate the backgrounds of White House hopefuls and their top aides. "Personnel is policy," said David Lane, whose American Renewal Project is working with 100,000 pastors to push 80 million evangelicals and 40 million Catholics who typically don't vote to the polls in 2016 to elect a conservative Republican. "We need to bring these things up on the table," he told Secrets. "Evangelical pastors aren't as much interested in budget issues as they are...
  • Hookers for Hillary! (Barf Alert From the State of Harry Reid)

    04/20/2015 9:59:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/20/15
    The ladies at Dennis Hof's World Famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch legal brothel in Carson City, Nevada are officially endorsing Hillary Clinton for President of the United States of America. http://hookersforhillary.com
  • Rand Paul receives standing ovation as he delivers libertarian message to New Hampshire faithful

    04/18/2015 6:10:06 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 13 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 19, 2015 | David Millward
    Rand Paul rounded on the Republican establishment as he made his pitch for the support of party activists in the key state of New Hampshire. From appearing in jeans to delivering a withering attack on the record of other Republicans, the Kentucky senator made sure he stood out from his rivals. "I got tired of seeing people in my party getting in charge and not doing anything at all," he told activists at the party's “Leadership Summit” in Nashua, New Hampshire. "They all look alike, the all sound alike, they all dress alike and nothing ever changes." Mr Paul...
  • Hillary Clinton: Class President Of A Failed Generation

    04/17/2015 7:17:09 AM PDT · by all the best · 9 replies
    David Stockman's Contra Corner ^ | April 13, 2015 | David Stockman
    Hillary Clinton has always been at the head of her class. That includes being among the leading edge of the 80-million strong baby boom generation that first started arriving in 1946-1947. She did everything they did: Got out for Barry Goldwater in high school; got upwardly mobile to Wellesley and social liberation during college; got “Clean for Gene” and manned the anti-war barricades in the late 1960s; got to Washington to uplift the world in the 1970s; got down to the pursuit of power and position in the 1980s; joined the ruling class in the 1990’s; and has helped make...
  • Abrahamson’s attorney sits on board of Soros-supported judicial group (WI)

    04/16/2015 5:02:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 4-14-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The Washington, D.C., attorney representing Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson in her civil rights case against her peers serves on the board of directors of a George Soros-backed judicial group. Robert S. Peck is founder and president of the Center for Constitutional Litigation, which bills itself as “among the most sought-after appellate litigators within the plaintiffs’ bar.” Abrahamson tapped the constitutional law expert to represent her in a civil rights case that aims to save her powerful chief justice position from a voter-backed, state constitutional amendment approved at the polls last week. The amendment allows...
  • I Am An 'Everyday Iowan' And Here Is How Close I Got To Hillary Clinton Today

    04/15/2015 10:51:47 AM PDT · by MockTurtle · 35 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 4/14/15 | Erika Smalley
    Hi. My name is Erika Smalley. I grew up in Iowa. I am currently a student at Kirkwood Community College. That's the same place that Hillary Clinton visited on her first campaign stop to my state. I went there to see if I could meet Hillary. Here is Hillary’s press release: Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 3.36.14 PM I arrived about an hour before the event and all I could find were reporters. Lots of reporters. IMG_0156 Which is funny, because all they had to stare at was an empty Iowa field. IMG_0179 Anyway, some protesters trickled in. IMG_0158 These guys...
  • Why Ted Cruz Can Win

    04/12/2015 3:26:28 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 51 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | April 1st, 2015 | T. Carter
    If Ted Cruz plays his hand of cards correctly, he could win both Paul libertarians and Bush Evangelicals. His positions on taxation and abolishing the IRS are already in line with most libertarian ideas, and his positions on abortion and other social issues make him a strong choice for Evangelical voters. To get an idea of how strong the GOP's Evangelical base is, we can look at the number of Evangelicals who voted in past Republican primaries. In Iowa, 60% of Republican voters identified as Evangelical in 2008 and 2012. In South Carolina, the numbers are the same. Both Iowa...
  • Rep. Sean Duffy on 2016: 'I'm backing Scott Walker"

    04/12/2015 7:19:40 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 19 replies
    Wisconsin Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11 April 2015 | Mary Spicuzza
    U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy is throwing his support behind fellow Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the 2016 presidential race. "I'm backing Scott Walker," Duffy told the crowd gathered in Milwaukee Saturday for the Young America's Foundation Midwest Freedom Conference. Walker is not officially a presidential candidate, but he has ramping up his travel in the United States and internationally, and his political organization, Our American Revival, has been hiring staff as all signs point to a presidential run. When asked how Walker's likely presidential run would affect Wisconsin, the Wausau Republican and former reality television star applauded the move....
  • A Lie Named Hillary

    04/11/2015 12:27:56 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 20 replies
    Self | 4/11/15 | Me
    I don’t detest Hillary Clinton because she is a woman. I oppose her because she cannot tell the truth to save her life. Any public servant who has the gall to issue a list of terms the press cannot utter, as if disposing the corpse of free will, is helplessly deluded and a petulant child. Sorry, Hillary, but no one owes you anything; especially the nation you proclaim to serve with nothing but the benevolence of blind ambition. If your candidacy cannot survive without the aid of deception, division, and the fabricated catcalls of “sexism” to demonize your critics, then...
  • Hillary's Server Conundrum: Is it going away?

    04/09/2015 9:04:27 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 47 replies
    self | April 9, 2015 | Art in Idaho
    I was afraid this was going to happen. The rumor is Hillary is going to adorn the TV screens this weekend and announce she is thee Democrat candidate in the 2016 presidential race. This after one of the biggest scandals of the last 50 years, that of premeditatedly releasing the contents of her private server during her tenure as Secretary of State. Whether this was for her own blackmail reasons, money laundering, or to secure even more bribes for the Clinton Foundation remains to be seen but I can envision of slew of potential indictable offenses not to mention straight...
  • CP NewsAlert: Alberta voters head to polls on May 5 in provincial election

    04/07/2015 10:42:55 AM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 7 replies
    The Canadian Press via Yahoo! News Canada ^ | April 7, 2015 | The Canadian Press
    EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has called a provincial election for May 5. The campaign will play out against the backdrop of an Alberta economy in flux. The collapse in the price of oil, the province's main income source, is expected to cause a $5-billion deficit this year. Prentice's Progressive Conservatives will be running on a budget that includes tax hikes and spending cuts to ride out the storm.
  • Waiting for a Leader to Emerge

    04/07/2015 9:17:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/07/15 | Jeff Lukens
    Together, we will restore this great nation. We are just watching and waiting for you to come forward Deep into a second term, Barack Obama is determined to double down on his failed agenda. Virtually everything he says is designed to mislead, undercut, and harm the fabric of our nation. The public is slowly coming to realize the reality behind his rhetoric, and is not liking what they see. They are tired of being lied to, and they want the truth. A turn in public mood is at hand. They are awaiting a leader to emerge whom they can believe...
  • Rahm Emanuel Has Not Been Good for Chicago (Runoff election today)

    04/07/2015 6:11:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Slate ^ | April 7, 2015 | Edward McClelland
    If Rahm Emanuel defeats Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia to win re-election as mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, it won’t be because he’s made the city a better place to live. He hasn’t. [Snip] [Rhambo has made] Chicago feel more like a confederation of 50 wards than a single city. And in most of those places, life has become more of a hassle. The libraries are open only half a day on Mondays. (And that’s a compromise after the mayor initially closed them all day.) Speed cameras spit out $35 tickets for going 36 miles an hour in a...
  • Nigel Farage: Not un-Christian to stop treatment of foreign-born HIV patients

    04/05/2015 4:01:05 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 15 replies
    Nigel Farage has said his comments about ‘HIV tourists’ are perfectly compatible with a religious outlook, claiming that it is “a sensible Christian thing to look after your family and your own community first”. The UKIP leader spoke out on the topic of Christianity over the Easter weekend, after his criticism of foreign-born HIV patients receiving treatment under the NHS during the party leaders’ election debate was condemned as intolerant, xenophobic and lacking in basic human charity. Mr Farage had claimed that 60 per of the 7,000 HIV annual diagnoses in the UK involved “health tourists” who travel to Britain...
  • Courting Confusion

    04/02/2015 4:18:27 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Wailing that the Wisconsin Supreme Court is “dysfunctional” is a favorite tactic whenever Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s Liberal allies are trying to defeat a Conservative justice, so it’s revealing this week to see how desperate they are to preserve the status quo. As we’ve mentioned, there’s a referendum on next Tuesday’s spring election ballot. A “yes” vote would amend the Wisconsin Constitution so that the chief justice would be subject to election every two years by a vote of all seven sitting justices. This would replace the current system, in which the chief justice is whichever one has been on...
  • What the Constitution says about Ted Cruz--ZOT!

    03/31/2015 2:34:35 AM PDT · by aquapub · 60 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/31/15 | Robert Moon
    The debate over Senator Ted Cruz's eligibility to run for president revolves around conflicting information from several key authorities on the Natural Born Citizen clause. The question is whether a person is a "natural born citizen" (as intended by Section 1 Article 2 of the Constitution) by merely being born inside the U.S. (the rule of jus soli, or 'rule of the soil'), or by being born in the U.S. with one or both parents also being American citizens...or by being born anywhere in the world to one or more parents who are U.S. citizens (the rule of jus sanguinis,...
  • In the Hunt to Be the 2016 GOP Pick, Top Contenders Agree on 1 Thing: Guns

    03/28/2015 6:54:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    By David A. Fahrenthold March 28 at 9:37 PM There are 15 noteworthy contenders for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. Together, they own at least 40 guns. Some of them have been building their collections since childhood. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) is up to 12 now, including an AR-15 assault weapon that he has talked about using if law and order ever breaks down in his neighborhood. Former Texas governor Rick Perry is so well-armed, he has a gun for jogging. Others were city kids who didn’t own guns until later in life. Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) bought a...
  • Cruz could win ugly (Saturbray)

    03/28/2015 6:42:06 AM PDT · by bray · 43 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 3/28/15 | bray
    Matthew 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. What if Ted Cruz could win the General election and everything the experts know about politics is wrong? What if you don’t have to choose a candidate that mirrors the Dem selection and Americans are not as liberal as the media claims it is? The reason these questions are never asked or answered is that conservative voters have been shamed into a corner so they will...
  • Gohmert floats presidential campaign

    03/27/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 24 replies
    KETK, East Texas ^ | March 26, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    First Louie Gohmert was after the speaker's gavel. Now it could be the White House.
  • Obama Accused of Obstructing Battle against Boko Haram to Promote Axelrod’s Nigerian Muslim Client

    03/26/2015 12:52:34 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    AIM ^ | March 24, 2015 | James Simpson
    When the notorious Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 278 school girls [1] from the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria last year, Michelle Obama began a Twitter hashtag campaign [2], #BringBackOurGirls. But behind the scenes, the Obama administration was undermining Nigeria’s efforts to take the battle to the terrorists. Obama refused to sell Nigeria arms and supplies critical to the fight, and stepped in to block other Western allies from doing so. The administration also denied Nigeria intelligence [3] on Boko Haram from drones operating in the area. While Boko Haram was kidnapping school girls, the U.S. cut petroleum...
  • Secret $1.5 million donation from Wisconsin billionaire uncovered in Scott Walker dark-money probe

    03/25/2015 5:57:13 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 69 replies
    yahoo news ^ | March 23, 2015 | Michael Isikoff
    John Menard Jr. is widely known as the richest man in Wisconsin. A tough-minded, staunchly conservative 75-year-old billionaire, he owns a highly profitable chain of hardware stores throughout the Midwest. He’s also famously publicity-shy — rarely speaking in public or giving interviews. So a little more than three years ago, when Menard wanted to back Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — and help advance his pro-business agenda — he found the perfect way to do so without attracting any attention: He wrote more than $1.5 million in checks to a pro-Walker political advocacy group that pledged to keep its donors secret,...
  • Elizabeth Warren & Her Big, Red Caboose!

    03/24/2015 5:06:59 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 10 replies
    Self | 3/24/15 | Me
    Nothing makes me laugh harder than Democrats and the media deeming Elizabeth Warren a populist, a level-headed centrist, while declaring Ted Cruz a dangerous, Ivy League educated extremist who hates the unemployed and immigrants. Hello, his dad was an immigrant: a legal immigrant! And yes, jobs are obviously racist and time consuming. Mrs. Warren is not only a pathological liar but her house is so far left it resides at a dead end in Leningrad right across from Barack Obama's college transcripts and his father's copyrighted dreams. Yes, radicalism not only pertains to, but DEFINES the left side of the...
  • O Captain! My Captain! Ted Cruz for President!

    03/24/2015 1:10:04 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 32 replies
    Self | 3/24/15 | Me
    Progressives don't want earnest discourse over our most pressing issues or to be held responsible for their numerous failures and abuses because their behavior is unequivocally indefensible. Rather, they’re content spending countless resources to deceive and incite an apathetic electorate by labeling their political detractors racist, sexist or Right Wing extremists. In a sea of petulant children and shameless propagandists, America needs an adult; a principled and moral leader who is not afraid to speak the truth, use unflinching common sense and restore integrity to a government that was erected to protect the individual rights of Americans, not usurp them...
  • Groups decry chief justice referendum

    03/24/2015 10:15:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-23-15 | Patrick Marley
    Madison -- Groups called on voters Monday to reject a proposed amendment to the Wisconsin constitution that would allow state Supreme Court justices to select their chief justice, rather than have the position go to the most senior member of the court. If approved April 7, the change is expected to dislodge Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson from the court's top job. Abrahamson would remain on the high court but no longer have administrative control of it. Mike Wilder of Wisconsin Voices said at a Capitol news conference that the current system -- where voters elected Abrahamson to a 10-year term...
  • Supreme Court turns away challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law

    03/23/2015 8:30:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which it had previously kept from going into effect before November’s elections. The court’s decision not to review a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the law was a victory for Gov. Scott Walker (R) and perhaps other states that have tightened voting procedures to require additional identification.
  • Republicans rally to Scott Walker’s call, believing he’s a scrappy survivor

    03/23/2015 7:29:43 AM PDT · by libstripper · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Mr. 22, 2015 | Phillip Rucker
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — When Jim Ulmer came to see Scott Walker here last week, he was transfixed. “He’s the little engine that could,” Ulmer said, describing the Wisconsin governor who successfully battled labor unions and has rocketed to the front of the Republican presidential race. “He has guts,” said Ulmer, 52, Republican Party chairman in rural Orangeburg County. “The people of America are looking for another Ronald Reagan, someone we can believe in, someone who will keep freedom safe. Walker could be it.”
  • Jeb Bush's Matt Drudge problem and why he ticks off so many conservatives

    03/23/2015 7:25:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Mar. 20, 2015 | Adam C. Smith
    Jeb Bush has a serious Matt Drudge problem, and that points to a more fundamental electoral problem. Among the most prominent DrudgeReport.com headlines Thursday evening: POLL: 54% WANT FRESH FACES IN '16....NH voters pan Bush...Jeb Still Refuses to Rule Out Tax Hikes... The prior Friday, during his New Hampshire debut as a likely 2016 presidential candidate, much of the mainstream media was gushing over Bush's substance, his accessibility and his refusal to pander to the right on issues like immigration reform. But Drudge offered these headlines: RUBIO ON RISE...JEB STRUGGLES FROM WITHIN...Says his view on immigration is 'grown-up plan'...WALKER: 'WE...
  • Jeb's Talk Radio Problem

    03/23/2015 7:18:30 AM PDT · by libstripper · 7 replies
    Poliico ^ | Mar. 22, 2015 | MIchael Kruse
    “He’s not a conservative.” That’s Rush Limbaugh talking about Jeb Bush. “The ideal, the perfect ticket, for the 2016 election: Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush. Now, they can figure out who’s on top of the ticket on their own, but when you compare their positions, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, on the key, important issues, they are two peas in the same pod.” That, too. “You know what Jeb Bush is? He’s an old-time liberal Republican.” That’s Mark Levin . “If I had to bet right now, he’d be the nominee; and if I had to bet right now, he’ll lose.”...
  • Case file: Bradley dismisses sex assault charges; man goes on to offend (WI)

    03/20/2015 7:52:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 3-20-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — In 1992, Robert O. Barton was charged with having sexual intercourse with a 4-year-old child in Wausau. The child told authorities she was sexually assaulted at least 10 times, according to the disturbingly graphic court documents. Barton, 41 at the time, was charged with first-degree sexual assault of someone under the age of 13, and child enticement, sexual contact. He faced a maximum prison sentence of 70 years on the two counts. Two Wausau police officers testified to the validity of the child’s accusations. But the charges eventually were dismissed by Marathon County Judge Ann Walsh Bradley,...
  • (Satire) North Korea, Cuba, China, and Iran Cancel Oboma Appearances; "Fear Defeat In Next Election"

    03/19/2015 7:11:47 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 6 replies
    19-March-2015 | RACookPE1978
    The White House announced several long-anticipated overseas appearances by Obama will be "rescheduled indefinitely" following a series of telephone calls between the free democratic republics of North Korea, China, Cuba, and Iran and President Obama's chief staff, political officers, and consultants. "All four countries cancelled" (or "deferred" as Obama's spokeperson later issued in a corrected statement) the long-anticipated but secret Obama overseas campaign rallies following Bibi Netanyahoo's electoral victory in Israel on Tuesday over his more liberal opponents. These cancellations, all blamed on a fear that their next election might be lost following an Obama endorsement, came as a surprise...
  • White House: Bibi´s Election Undermines ´Democratic Ideals´

    03/18/2015 6:45:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/18/15 | Daniel Halper
    In a comment unprompted by any question from the media, White House press secretary lashed into some of the rhetoric Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu used in his reelection campaign. The White House even suggested it had hurt Israel´s democracy and America´s relationship with its greatest ally in the Middle East. (Snip) The United States and this administration is deeply concerned by divisive rhetoric that seeks to marginalize Arab-Israeli citizens," White House press secretary Josh Earnest told the media aboard Air Force One today. "It undermines the values and democratic ideals that have been important to our democracy and an...
  • Paul's Burst Of Prophetic Praise...Romans 9-11 pt 18

    O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!how unsearchable are his judgments,and his ways past finding out!For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.Romans 11:33-36Israel was chosen by God to bring into the world the Scriptures, the true worship, and the Messiah. She was created by a miracle birth, protected and preserved amidst...
  • Rand paul getting buzz? matthew boyles - breitbart seems to be spinning favorable stories and press

    03/18/2015 8:41:04 AM PDT · by backpacker_c · 15 replies
    vanity
    Rand paul, a potential presidential candidate, seems to be getting a lot of favorable buzz and mentions in stories at breitbart lately, particularly by matthew boyles. Well, fact check these stories, because boyles may be spinning optics in rand paul's favor to generate internet buzz.
  • Netanyahu wins Israel election despite Obama’s best efforts

    03/17/2015 11:55:06 PM PDT · by politisite · 49 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/18/2015 | Polisite Aggregator
    Despite the Obama White House best efforts to derail an election win by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Israeli election, Likud won 30 seats. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a come-from-behind victory in Israel’s election on Wednesday after tacking hard to the right in the final days of campaigning, including abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state.
  • Real Time Israeli Election Results

    03/17/2015 7:51:41 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3/17/2015 | http://www.bechirot.gov.il/
    Real time election results (in Hebrew) From what I can guess about 95% of the voting is in, and Likud leads Labor 23% to 18%. It's a rout, not even close. Even if ALL the remaining votes went to Labor, Bibi would win. Anyone who can read Hebrew, please verify.
  • Obama-linked nonprofit filed for new IRS status after accusation of meddling in Israeli election

    03/17/2015 5:33:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Steven Edwards
    The American nonprofit OneVoice Movement – under scrutiny by a U.S. Senate panel over possible links to a campaign to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – quietly filed paperwork that would allow it to engage in political activism after two leading Republican lawmakers questioned its use of government funds, FoxNews.com has learned.
  • Israelis Flock to New York’s JFK’s Airport for Flights Home to Vote

    03/17/2015 11:25:38 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 22 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Staff
    New York’s John F. Kennedy airport was bustling with Israelis this morning who were seeking to catch flights home. For many, their goal was to make it back in time to vote in the general elections being held today, Israel’s NRG reported on Tuesday. While for some their flight home today is just a coincidence, today’s elections are the main topic of discussion among the travelers in the terminal. Some of the travelers even joked that a debate could be held in the airport, with representatives from all parties, according to the report. One couple, David and Betty Gordon, told...