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  • 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 · 14 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 · 48 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...
  • Netanyahu: 'Arab voters are coming out in droves'

    03/17/2015 7:46:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | March 17, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sounded alarm on Tuesday over high voter turnout among Arabs in the country’s Knesset election, urging supporters to get their friends and family to vote for his Likud party. “The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls. Left-wing organizations are bussing them out,” Netanyahu said in a 28-second video in Hebrew posted on his Facebook page, according to a translation by Haaretz. “Get out to vote, bring your friends and family, vote Likud in order to close the gap between us and ‘Labor.’”
  • West captures Senate seat in special election(GOP pickup)

    03/15/2015 11:52:04 PM PDT · by rhinohunter · 6 replies
    The Morehead News ^ | 03-06-2015 | Larry DeHart
    A new state senator for this area was elected Tuesday in a special election that was decided by only 12 percent of the nearly 82,000 registered voters in eight counties. Republican Steve West of Millersburg won six of the eight counties to capture the remaining 20 months of the term. Democrat Kelly Caudill of Maysville won in Rowan and Mason counties but lost by a total of 866 votes in the special election. West will fill the Senate seat vacated by Walter Blevins.
  • Do Israelis Really Think the U.S. Will Come to Their Aid?

    03/15/2015 11:05:14 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 32 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | March 15, 2015 | Bassam Tawil
    There is about to be a mistake. The only country in the region of which all the other countries are envious -- for opportunity, equal justice under law, freedom to speak without the 2 a.m. knock on the door -- has an election this week. Its citizens are tired of war -- right on schedule for its enemies' plans to destroy it. The Israelis are meant to be tired of war; that is why it is called "a war of attrition." Many Israelis seem to be counting on some deeply wished-for love from the current U.S. Administration. What they may...
  • The takedown of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by American Congress

    03/15/2015 9:45:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/15/15 | Judi McLeod
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the only world leader who has consistently taken a brave stand against Iran having easy access to nuclear weapons Was Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s invitation to address Congress a pre-arranged ‘Swan Song’ hidden under a hypocritical ‘bipartisan’ welcome by the U.S. Congress? Was the celebrated address craftily arranged to galvanize the anti-Israel sentiment at work in today’s international politics? Up until the March 3 address, Netanyahu was leading election polls . The day after the address, he began to tank in the polls. Why are we only now hearing about a “powerful” U.S. Senate...
  • Jon Voight supports Netanyahu in new ad, says Obama abandoning Israel - can buddy up to her ENEMIES

    03/15/2015 6:21:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Mar 15, 2015
    Jon Voight supports Netanyahu in new ad, says Obama abandoning Israel so he can buddy up to her ENEMIES VIDEO Posted by The Right Scoop on Mar 15, 2015 in Foreign Policy By The Right Scoop Legendary actor Jon Voight has created a new ad with an urgent message to Israel, explaining that Obama wants Bibi Netanyahu to lose and is NO friend of Israel. He points out that Obama wants to control Israel because his agenda is to be friends with Israel’s enemies.
  • Zionist Union Maintains Advantage in Final Polls

    03/13/2015 11:49:35 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/13/2015, | Arutz Sheva North America
    Final pre-election polls released on Friday evening show that the “Zionist Union”, headed by Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni, is maintaining a four-seat lead over the Likud headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. According to election laws in Israel polls cannot be released in the final three days before election day, which is on Tuesday. A Channel 10 News poll gives the “Zionist Union” 24 seats, while the Likud has 20 seats.
  • The Community Activism Presidency That’s Ruining America Author

    03/13/2015 2:28:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/13/15 | Judi McLeod
    If and when Obama ever leaves office, he will return to what he’s always been: a street community organizer working to take America down from within The very first day after an activism coup d’etat captured America in what all thought was just another presidential election, the day-to-day life of its citizens began taking a nosedive downhill, never to return. It wasn’t another president who was elected on Nov. 4, 2008, it was the official election of Community Activism. Nowhere is proof of presidency by Community Activism more visible than it is in Ferguson, Missouri. Community Activism gets to shy...
  • Is This the Man Who Could Beat Netanyahu and Become Israel’s Next PM?

    03/13/2015 5:04:37 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 22 replies
    Time.com World Israel ^ | March 13, 2015 | Irene Prusher
    Isaac Herzog has maintained a lead in opinion polls but winning the election is not enough to become prime minister When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose to dissolve his government last November and call for new elections he didn’t expect a formidable challenge from the Labor party leader Isaac Herzog. Herzog is the closest thing Israel has to a patrician politician. His father, Chaim Herzog, was an Israeli army general and the sixth president of Israel and his grandfather was the first chief rabbi of Ireland. And while the 54-year-old Isaac Herzog has served four times as a government...
  • Close, Chaotic Elections Spur States to Train Ballot Keepers [professionalizing election adm]

    03/12/2015 5:01:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Governing the States and Localities ^ | March 12, 2015 | Mary Ellen McIntire |
    “In the years since the Florida issue in the 2000 presidential election, there’s been increasing interest in how election officials get their jobs and how they do their jobs,” Chapin said. “Most recently, in the wake of a presidential commission report, there’s been a push to think a lot more broadly about the notion of professionalism or professionalization in the field of election administration.” A Connecticut official wants to require formal training for the state’s election administrators to try to avoid another election where voters have trouble casting their ballots. Denise Merrill, Connecticut’s secretary of state, pitched a plan in...
  • Bennett Says the 'Primitive Mezuzah Kissers' Are Going to Win

    03/11/2015 7:11:35 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/11/2015 | Yaakov Levi
    Don't count out the “primitive mezuzah kissers” that leftist speakers put down at their rally last Saturday night, Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said in a new video message. In the video, Bennett warned leftists like Yair Garboz, who in a speech Saturday night condemned “the thieves and bribe-takers, those who kiss the 'lucky charms' and bow down at the graves of the dead (a reference to visits to the tombs of dead rabbis – ed.),” and the like for “controlling” and “ruining” Israel. But Garboz and his fellow travelers are likely to be surprised next week, Bennett claimed in...
  • Here’s how Ted Cruz could win the GOP nomination for president

    03/10/2015 2:01:08 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 53 replies
    glennbeck.com ^ | Mar 10, 2015 | Glenn Beck Program
    Last night, author Trevor Loudon joined Glenn for an in-depth discussion on the growth of the progressive movement. In the interview, Loudon said that he believed Ted Cruz could be the leader America needs to lead it away from progressivism and back towards freedom. To secure his nomination, and eventually the presidency, Loudon suggested an unusual strategy: Cruz should name his cabinet and run as a team.
  • Jeb Bush Retrofits Facts of Common Core To Boost Conservative Credibility

    03/09/2015 8:20:16 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/09/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    During his latest trip to Iowa, Jeb Bush worked to drum up support for a potential run for president. His struggle to win over the conservative grassroots of the GOP, however, was shown yet again in an op-ed in the Washington Post, in which he attempted to turn both the Common Core standards initiative and a potential reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) into strongholds of federalism.
  • This Is How Hollywood Has Been Fooling You All Along

    03/09/2015 9:01:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    This Is How Hollywood Has Been Fooling You All Along When it comes to contemporary Hollywood films, there's often more than meets the eye. We're not just talking about an elaborate use of special effects and CGI, its those smaller more finite details that are so often easy to ignore. On the set of any movie, along with the crew, actors and stunt doubles you'll also have 'extra's' - people like you and I paid to simply be a warm prop, background fodder if you will. A crowd milling about in a scene or a customer in a shop. Extra's...
  • THE GIRLS ALL GET PRETTIER AT CLOSING TIME (Jeb Bush)

    03/06/2015 7:04:43 AM PST · by shortstop · 50 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 30/06/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    I think Mickey Gilley said it best. The girls all get prettier at closing time. That’s what I think about Jeb Bush. Right now, the night is young, I’ve not yet had my first beer, there are lots of pretty women all across the bar, and Jeb Bush is the crazy size-24 cat lady in the corner who smells of urine and eats her boogers. And has warts. And poor personal hygiene. And looks like she doesn’t like men anyway. I wouldn’t blank her with your blank. But I’m afraid I know how this night is going to turn out....
  • GOP has a real challenge

    03/05/2015 7:28:24 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 27 replies
    My Head | 3/5/2015 | Ben Mugged
    Here is one reason the GOP has a real challenge to win the Presidency in 2016 The large majority of big cities in the US, most with high minority populations, lean Democrat. These cities, with obviously large populations, are in in states with large numbers of Electoral College votes – taking the state almost certainly Democrat. There are at most 100 Electoral College votes in “swing states”. The Democratic candidate for President is almost assured of 191 EC votes going into the election while the GOP candidate is assured of only about 129. Thus the Democrat needs only EC 79...
  • Bush v. Webb

    03/05/2015 7:12:24 AM PST · by yetidog · 47 replies
    March 5, 2014 | Vanity
    I have seen several stories speculating on Hillary’s replacement if the email story is fatal to her presumed nomination. Elizabeth Warren, Martin O’Malley and even the horrible Algore have all been mentioned. Little has been said about the already announced Jim Webb, war hero, man-for-all seasons and perhaps one of the last “conventional” Democrats. But if the GOP nominates Jeb Bush and Webb somehow secures the Democratic nomination, who would you go with? I would probably go with a protest third party candidate (if viable).
  • ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration

    03/03/2015 3:57:32 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 99 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-3-2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration Mar. 3, 2015 9:00am Pete Kasperowicz House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told Republicans that he would call up and pass a “clean” Department of Homeland Security spending bill this week, and give up the fight to use that bill to defund President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The decision marks the end of a standoff that has lasted for several weeks — a standoff Republicans will lose to Democrats when the clean DHS bill passes.
  • The Republican Who Can Win

    03/03/2015 9:45:18 AM PST · by RightGeek · 185 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 3/1/2015 | Andrew Klavan
    I sincerely wish that GOP candidates who cannot win the presidency would simply not run and save us all the trouble. Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham, Rick Perry — none of these people is going to be the next president of the United States and each of them could do his country and his party a service by staying out of the race. Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee both stand a slim shadow of a ghost of a chance but I wish they’d drop out, too. Presidential Candidate is not supposed to be a prestigious line on your CV....
  • Donald Trump Explains Why He's The Only One Who Can Beat Hillary Clinton In 2016

    03/03/2015 6:25:54 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 27 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/3/15 | Amber Ferguson
    Despite Donald Trump's seventh place finish during this year's Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, the business tycoon is adamant that he's the only Republican able to beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Trump told Fox News on Monday that he has "a great team" in place for a potential 2016 campaign, and said, "If I run, I think I'll win." "I think I'll beat Hillary," Trump said. "I understand Hillary, I know Hillary. I know the weaknesses; I know the strengths. And I think I would beat Hillary, and I think it would...
  • GOP Leaders Still Don't Have a DHS Plan. But They May Have an Escape Hatch

    03/02/2015 4:52:58 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 3/2/15 | Daniel Newhauser
    House Republican leaders still don't seem to have a plan to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security at the end of the week. But they may have an escape hatch—one that could technically keep the department open without GOP fingerprints, but might infuriate conservatives in the process. An obscure provision of House rules would allow any member of the House to force a vote on the Senate-passed, full-year DHS funding bill now that the Senate has voted Monday evening against going to conference with the House. A message to reporters from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's...
  • Obama: Speaking to Congress a few weeks before election - 'a mistake'

    03/02/2015 2:54:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    JPOST.com ^ | 3/2/15 | staff
    US President Barack Obama said on Monday that the bond between the US and Israel is unbreakable, despite tensions over differences in opinion with regard to efforts to seal a landmark atomic deal with Iran. In an interview with Reuters at the White House, Obama said that a rift over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress opposing the Iran deal on Tuesday was a distraction that would not be "permanently destructive" to US-Israeli ties. But he said there was a "substantial disagreement" between his administration and the Israeli government over how to achieve their shared goal of...
  • Hillary Clinton Seen Launching Presidential Bid in April

    03/01/2015 5:58:36 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2016 | Peter Nicholas and Carol E. Lee
    Hillary Clinton and her close advisers are telling Democratic donors that she will enter the presidential race sooner than expected, likely in April, a move that would allay uncertainties within her party and allow her to rev up fundraising.
  • Judge throws out election results in 2014 Magoffin judge-executive race (Kentucky)

    02/23/2015 9:46:18 AM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 02/20/2015 | Bill Estep
    There were so many violations of election rules in last November's election for Magoffin County judge-executive that the results must be thrown out, a judge has ruled. Preston also concluded county workers acting under the direct supervision of Hardin illegally spread gravel on private driveways in at least four or five cases shortly before the election. Also, the decision cited evidence that a few people sold their votes. In one case, a man named Larry Douglas Perkins, who operates the Handi Mart at Falcon, said he saw Simon Marshall the day of the election. Marshall had a $50 bill and...
  • God Has Not Cast Away His People,Israel...Romans 9-11 pt 14

    I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel saying, Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to...
  • Foreign Money: Why Clinton Foundation buckraking creates a mess for Hillary

    02/20/2015 6:26:16 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 39 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 2/20/2015 | Howard Kurtz
    Well, the Clinton Foundation isn’t “dead broke.” But it is complicating life for the woman who made that remark about the last time she left the White House. Has there ever been a situation where a presidential candidate is part of a global organization that is taking in so much money — including big bucks from interests that want to influence the next president? First the Wall Street Journal reported that the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea group has lifted its ban on donations by foreign governments, now that HRC is out of the State Department. Never mind that she’s trying...
  • Is Obama Netanyahu's real election rival

    02/20/2015 7:55:02 AM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/18 | Caroline Glick
    As the White House sees it, if Herzog/Livni form the next government, then Jerusalem will dance to Obama’s tune. If Netanyahu is reelected, then the entire edifice of Obama’s Middle East policy may topple and fall.
  • Bush hires Same Foreign Policy Experts

    02/19/2015 11:17:44 PM PST · by lavaroise · 8 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | 2-8-15 | John Amato
    Jeb "I Am My Own Man" Bush, declared today that he would shape his own foreign policy when he gave a speech in Chicago today. However, I'm not sure hiring almost everyone one of his father and brother's advisors is going to help him very much since they all have blood on their hands after the Iraq war debacle. The latest Bush to consider a bid for the White House promised that his foreign policy would be shaped by “my own thinking and my own experiences.”
  • Tea Party News Network Staffers Resign en Masse, Citing ‘Despicable Practices’

    02/19/2015 8:55:49 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 41 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | Feb 19 2015 | Tina Nguyen
    Today, a chunk of staffers from the Tea Party News Network, a news site with nearly 12 million unique visitors per month, sent in their resignations over the company’s “despicable practices.” The resignation came soon after the publication of a Daily Beast exposé about the news outlet, which has seen incredible traffic numbers coupled with what its readers perceive as a decline in the quality of content, sometimes with little connection to tea party issues. (One recent headline: “Big Strutting Peacock Picks A Fight With The Wrong Guy.”) The exposé also shone light on some of their business practices, such...
  • D.Axelrod helped Barack Obama get elected

    02/16/2015 11:33:02 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    WGNRADIO ^ | 1-16-15 | David Axelrod
    David Axelrod helped Barack Obama get elected to the Senate, and to the White House, so depending on your view point you can either thank him… or blame him. He joined our show this morning to talk about his new book Believer which explains why he still believes in the power of politics.
  • The Walker-Stupid, Obama-Genius Myth

    02/16/2015 6:09:19 AM PST · by libstripper · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    On Joe Scarborough’s MSNBC show this past week Yale-educated Howard Dean added a new word to the lexicon of Democratic condescension, “unknowledgeable.” “Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the first president in many generations that did not have a college degree,” said Dean of the Wisconsin governor. “And that's a problem.” Scarborough countered later in the conversation, “Well, nobody is accusing Scott Walker of being dumb because he didn't graduate from college except you.”
  • Scott Walker’s High-School Science Teacher: ‘Man Up’

    02/15/2015 10:32:23 AM PST · by SMCC1 · 51 replies
    Time ^ | 02/15/2015 | Jack Dickey
    The Republican presidential hopeful refused to answer a recent question about evolution. The governor's former science teacher tells TIME she isn't pleased
  • Q and A

    02/14/2015 6:35:04 PM PST · by killermosquito · 31 replies
    02/14/2015 | killermosquito
    Scott Walker is a favorite of mine. He will be asked many questions by the media as they try to discredit him. What questions will he be asked and how should he best answer them? Freepers are some of the smartest people I know. Let's help the governor prepare for 2016.