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  • 'Obama army' deploys to Tel Aviv to topple Netanyahu

    01/30/2015 5:56:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    WND.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A consulting firm almost entirely composed of former staffers of President Obama’s re-election campaign has been hired to run an election effort in Israel aimed at defeating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The conservative blogosphere is reporting Jeremy Bird, national field director for Obama’s 2012 campaign, is now working for a new non-profit group, V15, that is running an effort to defeat Netanyahu in the upcoming election. A closer look at Bird’s consulting firm as well as its working relationship with the Israeli groups finds he is just one of scores of former senior Obama election campaign staffers...
  • Obama Campaign Team Arrives in Israel to Defeat Netanyahu in March Elections

    01/27/2015 5:18:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Jan 20151 | Thomas Rose
    Just days after the Obama White House accused House Speaker John Boehner of “breaking protocol” by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, a team of up to five Obama campaign operatives has reportedly arrived in Israel to lead a campaign to defeat the Israeli Prime Minister in upcoming national elections scheduled for March 17. The anti-Netanyahu, left wing Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports a group called “One Voice,” reportedly funded by American donors, is paying for the Obama campaign team. That group is reportedly being lead by Obama’s 2012 field director Jeremy Bird. As...
  • Scott Walker shows fire in Iowa

    01/24/2015 1:37:05 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/24/2015 | Cameron Joseph
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) delivered a fiery speech in Iowa on Saturday, wowing the conservative crowd with a passionate argument for small government and his own lengthy resume.
  • If Hillary Runs, Do We Have A Viable Woman Candidate ?

    01/20/2015 10:42:07 AM PST · by knarf · 64 replies
    self, various news reports | January 20, 2015 | knarf
    Personally, I don't think she'll run, but if she does ... who can we put up against her ?
  • The Republican Congress Has a Mandate (Andrew McCarthy)

    01/15/2015 7:37:16 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 15, 2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    The Republican party’s conservative base has a major problem. In assessing the 2014 midterm elections, a tidal wave in which the base propelled the GOP to substantial majorities in both houses of Congress, conservatives are in full agreement with President Obama and completely at odds with Republican leadership. The president boldly declared that, while he was not on the ballot, his policies were. He could not have been more right. GOP leadership boldly declares that the election was a case of voters trusting Republicans with an opportunity to “prove we can govern” — to demonstrate that GOP lawmakers can work...
  • Stealing the Count; Obama Plans to do an Internet Census

    01/11/2015 11:35:11 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/11/15 | Timothy Birdnow
    We have seen how great the government runs internet-based systems; just look at healthcare.gov. Those who count the vote decide nothing. Those who count the voters decide everything.—Attributed to Joseph Stalin. He’s doing it agaaaiin! It has been observed that it is more important to be able to count the votes than to win them; creative counting can overcome a sizable shortfall. That is why holding the position of Secretary of State in the individual states is so important; the Sec. controls the counting process. Elections have been stolen on numerous occasions by creative counting - just ask Richard Nixon.
  • Jeb Bush’s early 2016 moves force other GOP contenders to speed up timetable

    01/07/2015 12:40:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/07/2015 | By Matea Gold and Robert Costa
    <p>Jeb Bush’s rapid moves to jump-start fundraising and organizing for a possible 2016 presidential run are accelerating the timelines of other prospective GOP candidates and creating tumult within the still-forming field.</p> <p>The actions by the former Florida governor, whose leadership PAC and super PAC were unveiled Tuesday, have put pressure on other contenders to reconsider how and when they will jump into the race.</p>
  • House Session: The House convened for its first legislative session of the 114th Congress.

    01/06/2015 9:10:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | January 6, 2015 | House of Representatives
    House Session The House convened for its first legislative session of the 114th Congress.
  • WHIP LIST: Boehner opposition grows

    01/06/2015 8:10:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 6, 2015 | Scott Wong
    A small but growing number of Republicans say they will vote Tuesday to deny John Boehner a third term as Speaker of the House. But ousting a sitting Speaker is a difficult feat, and a group of a dozen defectors failed two years ago to depose Boehner, the powerful Ohio Republican. Because the House GOP expanded its majority in the midterm elections, 29 Republicans would need to vote against Boehner to force a second ballot. Even then, it’s improbable that Boehner would relinquish the gavel and step aside without a drawn-out fight. The Hill is keeping a running list on...
  • Huckabee leaving Fox News show ahead of decision on White House bid

    01/03/2015 8:28:56 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 127 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 01-03-2015 | AP/CBS news
    TV host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is leaving his Fox News talk show as he considers whether to seek the Republican nomination for president, a decision he expects to reach in the spring. Huckabee said Saturday night's edition of "Huckabee" would be his last as he ponders his political future. The weekly show, which is taped with a live audience and features political commentary as well as interviews with guests and musical entertainment, has been on the air for more than six years. "There has been a great deal of speculation as to whether I would...
  • Help Us Restore Election Integrity (MN-MVA)

    12/28/2014 11:52:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Minnesota Voters Alliance ^ | 12-10-14 | Andrew Cilek
    Formed in 2005, the Minnesota Voters Alliance (MVA) is the only conservative organization in Minnesota, and one of a few in the nation, dedicated solely to expanding liberty through legal action, determined to strike at the liberal forces which degrade and reduce our freedoms. A critical component of that dedication is the ability to pursue an objective for as long as it takes to win. So, while we have achieved several recent victories in other cases, our commitment to changing Minnesota’s defective Election-Day Registration (EDR) laws continues in full force. Today, I am requesting your support for our impending lawsuits...
  • Likud comptroller disqualifies Netanyahu from Likud leadership race

    12/24/2014 11:56:59 AM PST · by Dacula · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/24/2014 | LAHAV HARKOV
    Shai Galili, Likud's comptroller, disqualified Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from running for the party leadership in the December 31 primary, a move that Netanyahu disputes and is likely to appeal. Galili says that Netanyahu must answer claims that he improperly used party resources in his leadership primary run.
  • Former gang member seeks pardon, may run for Boston City Council

    12/24/2014 12:33:34 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 9 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Gintautas Dumcius
    Saying he has reformed his life, current and former law enforcement officials on Monday backed the proposed pardon of a man convicted of armed assault with attempt to murder for his part in a 1989 shooting that left a victim paralyzed. True-See Allah, formerly known as Troy Christopher Watson, was not the shooter, but he was convicted for participating in the shooting of Macarthur Williams, who was paralyzed. With an eye on a potential Boston City Council bid, he is seeking a pardon for the conviction as well as possession of marijuana and receiving a stolen motor vehicle.
  • Likely US presidential candidate: Egyptian option should be examined to solve Israeli-Arab conflict

    12/19/2014 7:47:12 AM PST · by Freeport · 32 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12.19.2014 | N/A
    Ben Carson, on his first visit here, tells ‘Post’ he is not sure that a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria ‘makes sense,’ and that Israeli settlement construction is ‘blown out of proportion.’ Retired neurosurgeon and aspiring US politician Ben Carson could walk down the streets of Jerusalem, shout at the top of his lungs “I am Ben Carson,” and almost no one would know who he is. At least not yet. But that could change very quickly as the 2016 US presidential campaign picks up speed, and Carson gains traction. And if recent polls are any indication, the 63-yearold...
  • Obamas say they're no strangers to racism (Barf or Laugh Alert)

    12/17/2014 5:44:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2014 | Justin Sink
    December 17, 2014, 08:15 am Obamas say they're no strangers to racism By Justin Sink The president and the first lady chronicled a series experiences in People magazine that they say demonstrated some of the latent racism that blacks in America continue to face. "There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their car keys," the president said. The first lady said someone had asked her husband to get them coffee because he was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner,...
  • We helped elect Barack Obama— now we’re calling on Elizabeth Warren.. [HURL ALERT!]

    12/12/2014 2:31:07 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 17 replies
    http://www.ReadyForWarren.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Ready For Warren
    We believed in an unlikely candidate who no one thought had a chance. We worked for him — and against all odds, we won in Iowa. We organized like no campaign had organized before — and won the Democratic primary. We built a movement — and the country elected the first-ever African American president. We know that the improbable is far from impossible.
  • Tea party fumes over campaign finance plan - activists see power grab by GOP establishment

    12/11/2014 5:12:15 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11 Dec 2014 | By Tarini Parti and Anna Palmer
    Tea party activists are attacking a campaign finance rider in the $1.1 trillion spending bill that they view as a sneaky power grab by establishment Republicans designed to undermine outside conservative groups. The provision would increase the amount of money a single donor could give to national party committees each year from $97,200 to as much as $777,600 by allowing them to set up different funds for certain expenses. The change would be a huge boost for party committees that have faced steep challenges in recent years from well-funded outside groups. Disgruntled activists fear the committees will unleash the added...
  • G.O.P. Donors Seek to Narrow Field of Presidential Candidates to One

    12/08/2014 8:51:23 AM PST · by SMCC1 · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/8/2014 | By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    “When you get that call” to commit to Mr. Bush or Mr. Christie, said one prominent Republican fund-raiser, “the answer to that question is yes.” The fund-raiser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preserve his relationships with all three men, added: “Anything else and you’re on the B team. You’re on the second list. People that like to do this want to be on the A team.”
  • Republicans Reject Their Mandate - Laying the groundwork for Democratic victory in 2016

    12/08/2014 5:57:18 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    American Spectator ^ | December 8, 2014 | Jed Babbin
    Mary Landrieu’s defeat in Louisiana on Saturday should have put paid to Obama’s statism. But it didn’t because Republicans evidently have dedicated themselves to throwing away the mandate to end Obamaism that voters gave them in November. Some used to call the Republicans the “stupid party,” but what is going on now goes much farther than mere stupidity can account for. How else can you view the responses to Obama’s unconstitutional — and hence, illegal — immigration amnesty declaration? The problem extends far beyond that, but the immigration amnesty is the most apt example because it is the most current....
  • Radio Hosts Mock Landrieu After Interview

    12/06/2014 5:17:28 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 48 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/3/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Local radio hosts in Louisiana mocked Sen. Mary Landrieu for giving a poor interview immediately after having the embattled Democrat on the air on Wednesday. During an interview on 710 KEEL News Radio in Shreveport, La., conducted by Robert Wright and Erin McCarty, Landrieu continued her drum beat for the last week of the runoff election by answering every question with accusations against her opponent Rep. Bill Cassidy and his medical work at LSU. ....
  • Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative

    12/05/2014 8:57:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 42 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 05 December 2014 | Steve Byas
    Friday, 05 December 2014 Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative Written by Steve Byas Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative His father and his brother captured the Republican nomination for president, posing as conservatives, then governed as moderates. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (shown), however, appears determined to chart a different course. If he does make a bid for president, this Bush is sending clear signals that it will not be as a conservative. After two previous Bush presidencies, in which conservative positions were adopted sporadically, this should not come as a surprise. But, following the...
  • Three House Races Remain Undecided from November

    12/04/2014 8:23:51 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4 December 2014 | Election Bureau
    Arizona's 2nd District: Challenger Martha McSally (GOP) clings to a 179 vote lead against Ron Barber, the incumbent, who is still finding missing votes. Louisiana's 5th District: Jamie Mayo, the only Democrat candidate with 28%, faces a Saturday runoff with Ralph Abraham, who garnered 23% against a crowded GOP field of six candidates.
  • Four potential Republican challengers who worry Hillary

    12/04/2014 5:52:16 AM PST · by SMCC1 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/4/2014 | Aime Parnes
    Hillary Clinton allies are focusing on four potential Republican challengers for the White House: Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and Scott Walker.
  • This is what's left of the Democratic Party's footprint on the country after the last election...

    12/02/2014 2:59:15 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 21 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-2-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I thought it would be interesting to show how narrow it is...literally, but you can see the exact distribution of representation this post from The Blaze.
  • Louisiana Democrat Caught on Camera Encouraging People to Vote Twice

    12/01/2014 5:32:28 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    IJReview ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Kevin Boyd
    Many like to claim that voter fraud is a myth. However, after watching this video, you’ll understand why people might be a little concerned about it happening. The Black Conservatives Fund released a video today showing a leading Louisiana Democrat encouraging people at a private Democrat party event to vote twice. According to the BCF press release, Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins Sr. spoke at a rally at the Charcoal Lounge in Opelousas on November 3, 2014 – the day before Louisiana’s primary election. His son, Don Cravins Jr., is the chief of staff for Louisiana’s embattled Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu....
  • Democrat Mayor Encourages Voter Fraud at Landrieu Event

    12/01/2014 5:48:56 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-1-2014 | Black Conservatives Fund
    Democrat Party Boss and Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins, Sr. urges Democrats to commit voter fraud at Senator Mary Landrieu event.
  • 'Go vote again tomorrow': Video shows Louisiana mayor ... encouraging voter fraud ...

    12/01/2014 10:03:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 1, 2014 | David Martosko
    Complete Headline: 'Go vote again tomorrow': Video shows Louisiana mayor whose son is Sen. Mary Landrieu's chief of staff encouraging voter fraud as final US Senate contest's runoff election draws near Black conservative group obtained videotape of Don Cravins Sr. telling Louisianans to vote twice in Nov. 6 Senate runoff election 'One more time’s not going to hurt,' he said on November 3, telling voters to cast multiple ballots for Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu Cravins is a former Louisiana Democratic state legislator who is now mayor of the town of Opelousas His son is Landrieu's chief of staff Landrieu camp...
  • Occidental Students Confront A Reality Of Political Campaigns: Defeat

    11/30/2014 10:16:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    LATimes ^ | November30, 2014 | JASON SONG
    Occidental Students Confront A Reality Of Political Campaigns: Defeat By JASON SONG For a semester, Occidental students spent 12-hour days campaigning for candidates -- and lost Occidental College students worked for credit on various political campaigns and got a dose of reality The midterm elections were over. The 11 campaign workers from Occidental College returned to class. But first, they heard from a school reverend. "You win some, you lose some," Susan Young told the group. It's perfectly OK, she said, to have trouble readjusting to college life or to feel out of place. In what is believed to be...
  • [Misleading copyrighted photos removed] “The Best Slave Is A Slave That Doesn’t Know He’s A Slave" A

    11/30/2014 8:35:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/29/14 | Tyler Durden
    <p>Copyright restricted photos removed including the misleading Canadian Press photo purported to be a photograph of an empty, or otherwise unattended American PTA meeting.</p>
  • A Black Politician with Gumption

    11/26/2014 2:04:04 AM PST · by NickFlooding · 1 replies
    FreeAtLast PAC ^ | 11/24/2014
    www.FreeAtLastPAC.com President Obama has chosen to take bold executive action - but not to help the Black community! He has decided to grant de-facto Amnesty to 5 Million immigrants. Our communities already have so little as it is...and now we're being asked to share!?!?
  • Andrew Klavan: How the Media See the Midterms (video)

    11/25/2014 5:17:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 11-24-2014 | Andrew Klavan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKLy-IcdH7cTRANSCRIPT: I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. The political landscape has changed and now that some time has passed, let’s try to get at the deeper meaning of the midterm elections. In the final results, Republicans won eleventy hundred Senate seats out of a possible thirty-three, and approximately a gazillion governorships including four in the seven states that only exist in Barack Obama’s imagination. I know many of you untrained amateur political hobbyists out there may feel this means that voters have repudiated the Obama presidency... and then thrown it to the ground and stomped on it......
  • Canvass Board refuses to certify Boulder County election results [ Colorado ]

    11/22/2014 5:28:46 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Longmont Times Call ^ | 11/21/2014 | Alex Burness
    For the third time since 2012, a majority of the Boulder County Canvass Board has voted not to certify the all-mail results of Nov. 4, citing, among other allegations, Colorado's "bogus" signature verification process, which some board members say presents potentially unreliable data. ... The Canvass Board is tasked with ensuring the total number of ballots counted on Election Day does not exceed the total number of ballots cast. It is also responsible for certifying the official abstract of votes, which, in this case, is due to Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday. Its recommendation came on a 4-3...
  • UKIP Is Better but Is No Solution

    11/21/2014 5:06:17 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Yesterday the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has gained its second seat in Britain's House of Commons, the lower House of Parliament, with Mark Reckless elected in the Rochester and Strood constituency, in Kent. The victory was obtained through a comfortable, though not dramatic, majority of 2,930 votes over the Conservative runner-up Kelly Tolhurst, a majority which many say may easily be lost again at the May 2015 general election for the UK Parliament. This, and especially UKIP's first Member of Parliament, Douglas Carswell, elected on 9 October 2014 in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, with a landslide of 60% of the vote,...
  • The GOP Governors' 2016 Derby

    11/21/2014 1:42:36 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 1 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Chris Christie took a well-deserved victory lap this week at the annual meeting of the Republican Governor’s Association, basking in the glow of a midterm victory that capped off a highly successful year for him as chairman of the group. The New Jersey governor’s formidable fundraising skills played a significant role in the GOP’s victories around the country, including in blue states such as Maryland and Massachusetts. But, as Politico notes, Christie wasn’t getting much love, in terms of his 2016 prospects, from the candidates he helped. That’s not terribly surprising given the plethora of potential candidates, including a bevy...
  • T-CRUZ: Obama's Reaction (to His Rejection Nov 4th)? ANGER with The American People

    11/21/2014 12:51:39 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    If there's one thing a narcissist can't take, it's rejection...In the wake of Obama's unsettling, constitutionally-illegal power grab, Senator Ted Cruz (R- Texas) told Meagan Kelly that Dear Leader knows we rejected his policies on November 4th (specifically long-threatened immigration diktats from the WH, as we are already now saddled with)- yet instead of attempting to deliver some semblance of what most normal people want, the guy Mark Levin dubbed 'The Imperial President' has given us the finger like he's never done before (and that's sayin' something)- In fact, Obama's narcissistic tantrum yesterday amounts to anger with us counter-revolutionaries for not acquiescing his...
  • Jim Webb Exploring Presidential Run

    11/20/2014 7:07:13 AM PST · by central_va · 40 replies
    WRVA ^ | 11/20/14 | 1040WRVA.com
    Richmond, VA (1140wrva.com) – Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D), despite having retired from just one term in Washington, has announced he is forming an exploratory committee to consider running for President. If he did run, he would likely have to beat former First Lady Hillary Clinton in the primaries. Webb says the country needs leadership, and a willingness to work beyond partisan lines. He says he is beholden to no one, and will not govern by polls. He also stresses that he feels the equality of opportunity in the U.S. has been backsliding, and he would work to change...
  • John Kasich finds himself the center of attention at forum with potential White House rivals

    11/19/2014 7:31:01 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 13 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 11/19/2014 | Henry J. Gomez
    Kasich shared the stage for an afternoon panel discussion with Govs. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Mike Pence of Indiana, Rick Perry of Texas and Scott Walker of Wisconsin. It probably wasn't supposed to sound and look like a primary debate, even with NBC's Chuck Todd moderating, but it did. And Kasich was in the center of the scrum. Or was it the left? On three policy issues important to the party's conservative base Kasich tracked more moderate than his potential rivals for the GOP nomination. And while many were happy to bash President Barack Obama, particularly as he plans an...
  • A Walker '16 Boom: He looks great-on paper

    11/19/2014 6:44:27 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/19/2014 | John Podhoretz
    He has kept a relatively low national profile, appearing infrequently on TV. And for those who have heard him speak, the experience is not exactly transporting: He’s colorless and unexciting to watch. In fact, though the cruisers all thought the world of Walker, almost none of them had ever actually seen him in action. But he is riveting if you’re watching the box scores, which is what political junkies do in the runup to major elections.
  • Jeb Bush meets with major Wall Street donors to prepare for potential 2016 presidential run

    11/19/2014 6:35:27 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/19/2014 | BY BRIAN NIEMIETZ , DAN FRIEDMAN
    The former Florida governor quietly met with Wall Street executives on Monday in a Manhattan bank to lay down the necessary ground work for a run by lining up donors. It was his fifth visit to the city since June.
  • Enabling the Delusional Democrats

    11/19/2014 6:53:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    After the 2012 campaign, liberal journalists swarmed around Republican Party chair Reince Priebus offering what was called an "autopsy" on every way Republicans failed, with a special emphasis on more outreach to minority voters. Democrats and their media enablers painted a picture of demographic doom for an aging white Republican base. Two years later, Republicans made dramatic gains among minority voters. In House races across America, Republicans won 50 percent of the Asian vote to 49 percent for Democrats. Republicans won 38 percent of the Hispanic vote in House races. Gov. Sam Brownback drew 47 percent of Hispanics in Kansas,...
  • the election of 1948 and why politics hasn’t changed all that much

    11/16/2014 4:23:51 PM PST · by statestreet · 5 replies
    medium.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | political book review
    It’s hard to get too far into reading a newspaper these days without hearing about how nasty the political game has become. At first glance, it’s an easy assertion to buy into: between the government shutdown, Congress’ inability to pass any meaningful legislation, the vitriolic opposition to compromise coming from both sides of the aisle, etc., etc., things do seem to have changed. The media plays a role in selling the idea, too. Magazine covers and op-eds all trumpet the same message: America just doesn’t seem to work any more. Our collective memory is startlingly short. Anyone who has read...
  • Can Republicans hold on to Senate majority in 2016? There’s reason for doubt.

    11/15/2014 11:00:16 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Chris Cillizza,, Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan
    Congratulations, Republicans! You won the Senate majority! Now, can you hold on to it for more than two years? Looking at the 2016 Senate map, there’s reason for doubt. Republicans will have to defend 24 seats, compared with 10 for Democrats. And the raw numbers don’t even tell the whole story. Seven seats held by Republicans — Florida, Illinois, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — were carried by President Obama in 2008 and 2012. And there is chatter about potential Republican retirements in Arizona and Iowa. If either John McCain or Chuck Grassley decided to call it a...
  • David Pietrusza On Calvin Coolidge

    11/15/2014 11:29:24 AM PST · by statestreet · 3 replies
    Vimeo ^ | Novemer 14, 2014 | William K. Sanford Town Library
    Author David Petrusza discusses the pivotal 1924 election for president, won by "Silent Cal Coolidge."
  • Scott Walker’s 2016 Challenge

    11/14/2014 11:32:21 AM PST · by SMCC1 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/2014 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    What still gives a lot of Republican leaders pause about Scott Walker is, well, Scott Walker. The Wisconsin dynamo is good, but the knock on him is that he knows it. He has a reputation as a one-man band, serving these past four years as his own chief speechwriter, chief policy aide, chief fundraiser, and chief political analyst. He is known to listen to a few trusted Wisconsin gurus—like consultant R.J. Johnson—but for the most part is anti-team effort.
  • Elizabeth Warren gets rock-star reception at liberal donors confab

    11/13/2014 8:17:18 PM PST · by mykroar · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/14 | Kenneth Vogel
    Elizabeth Warren insists she has no interest in running for president in 2016, but the rich liberals to whom she spoke Thursday afternoon seemed unwilling to take ‘no’ for an answer. The Massachusetts senator got a rock stars’ welcome during a closed-door speech to major donors, one of whom interrupted her by yelling “Run, Liz, Run!”
  • 24-Year-Old Republican Baffles Democrats, Heads to the State House

    11/13/2014 12:05:09 PM PST · by Baynative · 54 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | 11/11/14 | Ellis E. Conklin
    From the outset to the bitter end, Democrats would not take her seriously. She was too young, they said, unseasoned and unqualified—just a pretty face with a thin resume and no political experience. Then 24-year-old Melanie Stambaugh shocked them all and won going away.
  • Walker for President? WI Gov’s Rise Has Similarities to Reagan

    11/12/2014 11:59:58 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-12-14 | Avner Zarmi
    The “elephant in the room,” now that Scott Walker has won a remarkable third election as governor of Wisconsin in only four years, is the presidential election in 2016. Well before the 2014 midterms, speculation was rife about Walker’s possible presidential ambitions, and his several trips to neighboring Iowa did nothing to quell it. It is widely assumed that Walker’s possible presidential ambitions are a major reason the national Democratic Party and its various third-party interest groups expended enormous resources in the unsuccessful attempts to defeat him. There are many reasons for the Democrats to be terrified of a possible...
  • Rand Paul’s Greatest Weakness

    11/12/2014 10:36:11 PM PST · by entropy12 · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | November 12, 2014 | SAM YOUNGMAN
    ..... Now, with a likely Paul presidential run mere months away, Democrats and Republicans are asking the same question and debating among themselves what will be the political silver bullet that finally brings him down.
  • GOP adds another Senate seat as Sullivan wins Alaska

    11/12/2014 1:59:00 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 93 replies
    FOX ^ | NOV 12, 2014 | FOX
    <p>Republican candidate Dan Sullivan defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race Wednesday.</p> <p>The win gives the GOP eight Senate pickups in the midterm elections. The party is also seeking a ninth seat in Louisiana’s runoff in December.</p>
  • A Republican Revolution?

    11/11/2014 7:38:14 AM PST · by donjuanluis07 · 3 replies
    http://rcsprouljr.com/jce/republican-revolution/ ^ | Nov. 11, 2014 | R. C. Sproul Jr.
    Today, Dr. Sproul Jr. talks about the results of the Midterm Elections. AUDIO After the Jump!