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  • Bernie Sanders Gets First Congressional Endorsement, From Raúl Grijalva

    10/07/2015 2:00:37 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/7/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Senator Bernie Sanders has scored his first endorsement from a member of Congress, getting it just ahead of next week’s first Democratic debate.The backing of Representative Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona is especially significant as he is a longstanding member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, offering the independent from Vermont a valuable spokesman as he seeks to court Hispanic voters. They will campaign together in Tuscon, Ariz., at a rally ahead of the debate in Las Vegas next Tuesday.“I couldn’t sit on the sidelines and wait for the tea leaves to be read better,” Mr. Grijalva said in an interview....
  • Hillary Clinton breaks with Obama, announces opposition to Pacific trade deal

    10/07/2015 1:56:41 PM PDT · by 100American · 7 replies
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continued her tack to the left Wednesday, declaring her opposition to President Obama’s Pacific trade deal. Mrs. Clinton announced her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership in an interview with Judy Woodruff for PBS’s “NewsHour” program. “What I know about it, as of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it,” Mrs. Clinton said. The former first lady acknowledged that her response had some lawyerly caveats about not having seen every jot and tittle of the pact, but said she doubted she could change her mind. “I don’t believe...
  • Biden:Hispanics Are Taking "Beating""At The Hands Of"GOP Presidential Candidates

    10/07/2015 1:52:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Vice President and prospective Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden denounced “the beating Hispanics are taking” from Republican presidential candidates during remarks at a fundraiser hosted by the Latino Victory Project on Tuesday.
  • Houston transgender bathroom bill debate centers on differing definitions of ‘men’

    10/07/2015 1:44:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    HOUSTON — The noisy debate over this city’s Proposition 1 has centered on whether it would allow men to use women’s public restrooms, which boils down to how you define “men” and “women.” In a battle that has ranged from bathroom etiquette to gender rights to constitutional debates over religious freedom, a key skirmish broke out after former Houston Astros baseball all-star Lance Berkman appeared in an ad saying that the Nov. 3 ballot measure would “allow troubled men who claim to be women to enter women’s bathrooms, showers and locker rooms,” and the Yes on 1 campaign fired back....
  • Father of Oregon Shooting Victim: We Will Not Be Attending Obama's Exploitative Gun Control Visit

    10/07/2015 1:38:28 PM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/07/2015 | Katie Pavlich |
    Tomorrow President Obama is scheduled to visit Rosenburg, Oregon, where 10 people were killed last week at Umpqua Community College by a deranged killer who happened to use a gun to carry out his crimes. We've already reported on the repulsed reaction from the community as people who live there continue to reject Obama's visit. Now Stacy Boylan, the father of shooting victim Ana Boylan, is directly speaking out against Obama's visit and has no interest in putting up with his exploitation of the tragedy for political purposes.
  • Thousands of Residents to Protest Obama’s Visit to Roseburg, Oregon

    10/07/2015 1:31:15 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | October 07, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    Following the massacre of students at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, last Friday, President Obama issued a statement of condolence and reiterated his determination to press for more gun laws. On Monday he announced that he would visit Roseburg to console the families of the victims. But apparently this was not by invitation, and resistance to his unwelcome intrusion is building. In last Friday’s remarks, the president made clear his agenda:
  • Hillary Clinton: Idea That You Need More Guns To Battle Shooters "Not Only Illogical, But Offensive"

    10/07/2015 1:30:50 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 47 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 10-7-2015 | RCP transcript
    At a campaign event on Wednesday, ...... "You've got people running for president on the other side who say, well, you know, we just need more guns," Clinton said. "The idea that you need more guns to stop people who are committing mass shootings is not only illogical but offensive."
  • McCarthy seen short of full majority in House speaker race

    10/07/2015 1:28:35 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have locked up enough support among his fellow Republicans to be nominated for speaker, but has not nailed down the 218 votes needed to be elected by the full chamber, Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday. House of Representatives Republicans are scheduled to cast secret ballots on Thursday on their choice to replace House Speaker John Boehner, who is resigning from Congress on Oct. 30.
  • First ad from “Draft Biden” PAC is about, yes, his personal tragedy [Watch Video]

    10/07/2015 1:14:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    No, not that personal tragedy. His other personal tragedy. Despite 35 years in the Senate and seven more as VP, this is the very first thing his biggest fans want low-information voters to know about him. I wonder if Biden quietly signed off on this just like he quietly leaked that “do it for Beau” anecdote to Maureen Dowd.But … it’s a good ad, no? However crass you may find this “He’s suffered enough so let’s make him president” campaign pitch, it’s a superb contrast with the RoboClinton. This is exactly the sort of thing the public likes about...
  • John Kasich: ‘God Bless’ Illegal Immigrants

    10/07/2015 12:48:37 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 55 replies ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Illegal immigrants are “a critical part of our society” and should be provided a route to amnesty, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich tells a coalition of Hispanic company executives. “For those that are here that have been law abiding, God bless them,” he told the business group, which is a major advocate for expanded immigration. “Then I think the [illegals] should have a path to legalization… I think that can pass,” Kasich said, using one of the euphemisms for granting legal residency to illegal immigrants. The Ohio governor also claimed the illegal immigrants are skilled. The illegals “are a critical...
  • Bush Donors Upset With Attacks on Rubio (Updated)

    10/07/2015 12:47:38 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/7/2015 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Jeb Bush is qualifying some recent criticism of fellow Floridian and GOP rival Marco Rubio. Last week the former Florida governor said that the young senator does not have the “skills to fix things” as president. What’s with the change of emphasis? As CNN’s Sara Murray reported Sunday, some donors to Bush’s campaign are not pleased with prospect the super PAC supporting Bush, Right to Rise, will aim its fire at Rubio. “They actually like Rubio,” Murray said of the Bush donors. “They think he could be a good second choice if Bush can’t get his poll numbers up, they...
  • Who was that man over Senator Blumenthal’s left shoulder?

    10/07/2015 12:37:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Update: Who was that man over Senator Blumenthal’s left shoulder? Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 7, 2015 Yesterday we told you that Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is leading the charge to lessen the security screening for Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees and he wants to expand the so-called P-3 (fraud ridden!) family reunification program. See yesterday’s post by clicking here. That is CAIR-Connecticut’s Executive Director behind Senator Blumenthal. Getting pretty brazen aren’t they, or is Blumenthal just pretty dense to invite CAIR to be so prominently involved in lessening security screening for refugees? Now we know the answer...
  • Welcoming (Refugee (sic))Communities Campaign announced by White House,

    10/07/2015 12:34:06 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Welcoming Communities Campaign announced by White House, government goodies for your “welcoming” town Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 7, 2015 I missed this White House news last month, so thanks to reader Greg for sending it. And, note to Miranda Blue, here, who seems to think I am making this all up—-that Obama is diversifying your towns and cities and using government goodies to do it! This is about changing America by changing the people! Go here to learn more about Welcoming America, which I first mentioned on these pages in June 2013. By the way, they have long...
  • House defeats attempt to dismantle Benghazi committee

    10/07/2015 12:24:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    U.S. representatives beat back an attempt Wednesday to disband the House Select Committee on Benghazi, as Republicans quashed the latest push from Democrats to try to discredit the panel ahead of a hearing later this month featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Rep. Louise Slaughter, New York Democrat and ranking member of the House Rules Committee, had introduced the privileged resolution, which cited recent comments Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy made about the work of the committee and Mrs. Clinton’s sagging poll numbers. The resolution was ruled out of order, and members voted to table an appeal of the...
  • GOP meeting erupts over Ex-Im power move

    10/07/2015 12:21:03 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Conservative frustration over Republican efforts to force a House vote on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank boiled over Wednesday during a contentious GOP meeting. Members of the conference’s conservative wing criticized Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) at the meeting for moving to file a discharge petition to bring a vote on legislation renewing the embattled bank’s charter for five years, after it lapsed June 30 because of Tea Party opposition. "A lot of people don't like that we're doing a discharge petition. You know what? I don't like it. I wish we could've done something in committee," Fincher said in an interview...
  • Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Local Tea Party Leader Who Was Found Guilty of Blackmail

    10/07/2015 12:15:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a local Tea Party leader who was found guilty of blackmail. In May 2014, Sooner Tea Party leader Al Gerhart was found guilty of blackmailing a state senator and violating the Computer Crimes Act. Prosecutors claimed Gerhart sent an email to Oklahoma Sen. Cliff Branan, allegedly promising to make the senator a “laughing stock” unless the Senate Energy and Environment Committee passed a bill that would block a United Nations plan. In an e-mail to Senator Cliff Branan, Gerhart allegedly wrote: Branan, Get that bill heard or I will make sure you...
  • Julio Iglesias says he will not perform in 'clown' Donald Trump's casinos

    10/07/2015 12:14:30 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 85 replies
    the guardian ^ | Wednesday 7 October 2015 13.05 BST
    Spanish singer criticises anti-immigrant comments by US presidential hopeful, and apologises to clowns for comparison The Spanish singer Julio Iglesias has said he will no longer perform in casinos belonging to Donald Trump because of anti-immigrant comments by the US presidential hopeful. “I have sung many times in his casinos, but I won’t do it again. He seems to be an asshole,” Iglesias told the Barcelona-based daily newspaper La Vanguardia. “He thinks he can fix the world forgetting what immigrants have done for his country. He is a clown! And my apologies to clowns.” In June, Trump said in a...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speech In Waterloo, IA (10-7-15)

    10/07/2015 12:04:55 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 21 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-7-15 | Donald Trump
    Fired up crowd! October 7, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump was back in Iowa today and gave a speech to thousands of supporters at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo.
  • China's Xi Jinping Era Has Begun

    10/07/2015 11:50:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | October 06, 2015 | Professor Bo Zhiyue
    Xi’s control over China’s former leaders suggests his is China’s most powerful leader since Mao. September 30, 2015 marked a new beginning in Chinese politics — the start of a new era in Xi Jinping’s authority. On this day, the State Council hosted a dinner celebrating the 66th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. In contrast to the past, when retired senior leaders were invited to join the current leaders to partake in the celebrative banquet, most of China’s previous leaders were absent this time. It is not that they were too old. Less than one month earlier,...
  • Trey Gowdy on Kevin McCarthy’s Hillary comments: Apologizing doesn’t fix the damage

    10/07/2015 11:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    Man, this is tough stuff from an influential conservative at a moment when McCarthy’s desperately trying to convince righties in the House to give him a chance as Speaker. In an unguarded moment, House speaker-in-waiting Kevin McCarthy claimed credit for the decline in Hillary Clinton's poll numbers because House Republicans had formed a congressional committee investigating the attacks in Benghazi, making it look like a political witch hunt. “I heard from him at 6 a.m. the next morning,” Gowdy told the Post on Tuesday when asked about McCarthy. “How many times can somebody apologize? Yes, he’s apologized as many...
  • Ted Cruz's big, bold map

    10/07/2015 11:02:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/07/15 | Katie Glueck
    The Texas senator is hunting votes in the most far-flung places to meet the requirements of an obscure RNC rule. Ted Cruz has long contended that the GOP nomination fight will be a grueling, drawn-out affair that could stretch all the way to the convention. And he's taking out an insurance policy just in case. Cruz is working the most distant corners of the political map, courting Republicans in the farthest-flung U.S. territories in an attempt to meet the requirements of Republican National Committee rule No. 40 (b), an obscure provision that currently stipulates that in order to receive the...
  • New Poll: Trump Lead in Iowa Gone

    10/07/2015 10:40:26 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 63 replies
    Club fir Growth ^ | 10/6/15 | Doug Sachtleben
    Three weeks ago, Club for Growth Action began a $1 million TV buy in Iowa. The ads (click here to view) finally began to expose Donald Trump’s extremely liberal record on taxes, health care, bailouts, and property rights. A new poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus voters indicates that the more they hear about Trump’s record, the more they reject it.
  • Hollywood lib who defends selling of baby parts compares Dr. Ben Carson to Dr. Hannibal Lecter

    10/07/2015 10:39:29 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 7, 2015
    In the immortal words of Jesus Christ: Thou shalt shoot thy neighbor as thyself. - Ben Carson
  • FBI seizes four State Department servers in Clinton email probe

    10/07/2015 10:20:38 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 07, 2015 | October 07, 2015
    The FBI has seized four State Department computer servers as part of its probe into how classified information was compromised on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email system, according to people familiar with the investigation. (snip) A spokesman for the Clinton campaign did not respond to an email request for comment.
  • Something we should politicize? National media avoids mass shooting in lib utopia of Baltimore

    10/07/2015 10:00:33 AM PDT · by Torcert · 7 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 7, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Another day, another mass shooting that will be underreported because it happened in a city run by liberal Democrats: The Baltimore Sun @baltimoresun Five people — ages 17, 24, 23, 26 and 55 — were shot Tuesday afternoon in West Baltimore, police said. Luckily all five people were shot in their “lower extremities” and are expected to survive So, where’s the national media? Yesterday’s shooting happened near an elementary school and kids were everywhere: Kevin Rector @RectorSun Shortly before today's quintuple shooting I was ~2 blks away working on another story. Makes me think about kids surrounded by it...
  • McCarthy’s pledge to conservatives: ‘I’m not John Boehner’

    10/07/2015 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 12:19 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is making a promise to conservative Republican lawmakers—“I’m not John Boehner”—as he seeks their support to replace Boehner as speaker. […] “I think McCarthy’s pitch was ‘I’m not John Boehner, I’m going to run things differently, I’m my own man,’” said Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas. “And I think that’s a case that he does have to make. One of the things I hear all the time from my constituents back in Texas is we don’t want John Boehner 2.0.” …
  • Meet the Underdog Republican Running for Speaker of the House

    10/07/2015 9:42:47 AM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 10 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | October 04, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    ouse Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy may have emerged as the frontrunner in the race for speaker of the House, but Florida Rep. Daniel Webster is emboldening his Republican colleagues to buck leadership’s status quo in favor of a new approach to legislating. Speaker John Boehner’s decision to retire sent Republicans scrambling to decide who would run for the leadership positions. So far, Webster is facing McCarthy and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, in the race for the top Republican leadership position. But with the House Republican conference gathering on Thursday, more contenders could emerge before then. Though McCarthy has been considered...
  • 'Muslim Merkel' German TV image causes outrage

    10/07/2015 9:23:29 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 32 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/6/2015 | Justin Huggler
    An image of Angela Merkel wearing a traditional Iranian Islamic headscarf has caused controversy in Germany. ARD television was inundated with complaints after it broadcast a mocked-up picture of Mrs Merkel wearing the garment, known as a chador, against a backdrop of the Reichstag surrounded by minarets. The image was shown during a debate on the refugee crisis on Report from Berlin, a Newsnight-style programme, and was intended to be satirical, the broadcaster claimed. “This is not constructive journalism. Ugh!” read one comment on the programme’s Facebook page. “The mood turns because of such defamation and propaganda. So yes it’s...
  • House Democrat Alan Grayson files ethics complaint against McCarthy, Gowdy

    10/07/2015 9:17:17 AM PDT · by Theoria · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 07 Oct 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Rep. Alan Grayson filed an ethics complaint Wednesday against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy accusing the No.2 Republican of using taxpayer dollars to make political attacks against Hillary Clinton. The Florida Democrat, who himself was the target of two ethics complaints this summer, accused McCarthy and Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, of violating "federal law and House rules by using funds appropriated to the Select Committee on Benghazi to oppose the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton," according to the filing. "This is a clear and unequivocal misuse of appropriated funds for political purposes," Grayson writes in the document,...
  • Gov. Brown to Sign Landmark Renewable Energy Law Wednesday

    10/07/2015 9:02:41 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 19 replies
    Times of San Diego ^ | 10/7/2915 | City News Service
    Gov. Jerry Brown will visit Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles Wednesday to sign legislation mandating that half of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030. The ambitious mandates of SB 350, championed by Senate President pro tem Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles, were outlined by Brown in his inaugural address in January. But de Leon’s legislation was significantly watered down last month in the state Assembly, which stripped away a requirement that the state slash its gasoline use by 50 percent in the next 15 years. That provision sparked heated debate in Sacramento, thanks to opposition from...
  • Ted Cruz on Syria: We should STOP engaging in the fiction of trying to find ‘moderate rebels’

    10/07/2015 8:55:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    Ted Cruz You Tube Account via The Right Scoop ^ | Published on October 7, 2015 by
    Ted Cruz weighed in on Syria this morning and the recent escalation by Russia to support Assad and Iran. He says at this point we should stop trying to bring Sunnis and Shias together to act like brothers and lay down their arms and that we should stop engaging in the fiction of trying to find ‘moderate rebels’ to train and support. Cruz says our focus should be ISIS and we should target and destroy them with overwhelming air power.Watch: Video
  • The Nuclear Option: ‘Teflon Don’ Morphs into a Real Candidate

    10/07/2015 9:00:22 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 39 replies ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | Charles Hurt
    First they ignored him. Then they mocked him. Then they tried tearing him down. With each failure to destroy Donald Trump, the political experts and establishment stooges only made him stronger. And now they don’t have a clue what to do. Those in Washington who still think a Donald Trump presidency is preposterous or absurd have only themselves to blame for creating an environment that has made it so easy for the swashbuckling, smack-talking businessman to rise so effortlessly to the top of the heap. It turns out that not only does the man enjoy very high energy, he also...
  • Washington Post: Trump supporters have the worst Facebook grammar

    10/07/2015 8:57:48 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-7-2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    Searching comments on presidential candidates’ Facebook pages in search of grammatical errors, typos, misplaced or missing apostrophes, unnecessary capital letters and redundant exclamation points bears fruit in seconds: Amid this flawed, headache-inducing verbiage, there is a pattern. So says Grammarly, a private, San Francisco-based company behind what’s billed as “the world’s leading automated proofreader.” The company analyzed comments on 19 presidential candidates’ Facebook pages and found that: 1) supporters of Republican candidates make more mistakes than supporters of Democrats; 2) supporters of Republican candidates use fewer unique words than supporters of Democrats; and 3) Donald Trump supporters made the most...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show, M-F, 12noon-3PM, EDT, WOR-AM, Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

    10/07/2015 8:53:38 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 39 replies
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  • America’s ‘Tech Exec Savior': Marco Rubio Promotes H-1B, Immigration Platform to Supporters

    10/07/2015 8:50:31 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    [...] Rubio went on to tell the crowd of his plan for the tripling of H-1B visas for skilled workers, which he hopes to achieve by seeing the passage of his bipartisan I-Squared (Immigration Innovation) bill which would be responsible for the outsourcing of even more American jobs to the immigrants who hold them.The I-Squared bill has received tremendous backing from tech giants like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Larry Ellison of Oracle and Bob Iger of Disney. Zuckerberg’s lobbying arm has also played a key role in pushing for these H-1B reforms. President Todd Schulte recently falsely suggested that “for every H-1B visa...
  • Video: Ted Cruz on America's Newsroom (Obama/Clinton failed foreign policy)

    10/07/2015 8:48:59 AM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    Ted Cruz ^ | October 7, 2015
    Do you want to know what the Obama/Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind produces? Watch the Video
  • McCarthy’s pitch to conservatives: ‘I’m not John Boehner’ (Tsk, tsk)

    10/07/2015 8:43:09 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/07/15 | Scott Wong
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s message to dozens of House conservatives was succinct: “I’m not John Boehner.” McCarthy (R-Calif.) has been desperately trying to distance himself from Boehner (R-Ohio), the man he wants to replace as Speaker of the House. His latest attempt came Tuesday night as he made his pitch to a dozens of conservative lawmakers at the Capitol Hill Club. “I’m not John Boehner. I’m going to run things differently. I’m my own man,” McCarthy said, according to one conservative in the room, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas). McCarthy is expected to easily win the nomination for Speaker when...
  • BOOK: Three Shocking New Interviews Reveal Hillary Doing Foundation Work In Office

    10/07/2015 8:28:32 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    daily caller ^ | oct 2015 | Klein
    BOOK: Three Shocking New Interviews Reveal Hillary Doing Foundation Work In Office Edward Klein Author, 'Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas' 10:07 PM 10/05/2015 The following are excerpted from “Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary” “Oh, F*** off, Bill” “I worked for Hillary and saw a lot of what was going on,” a college student who interned at Foggy Bottom during Hillary’s last year there said in an interview for this book. “One of my jobs was to go into the conference room that’s adjacent to the secretary’s office and gather up papers that were used by Hillary, Cheryl, Huma,...
  • Q Poll: Trump’s Lead in Florida Widens; Clinton Still on Top

    If Florida’s primary election was held today, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would easily win their parties’ nominations, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. Trump has 28 percent of his party’s vote, up from 21 percent in the university’s Aug. 20 poll. Carson is in second with 16 percent, Rubio has 14 percent, Bush has 12 percent, Fiorina has 7 percent and Cruz has 6 percent, according to the poll. None of the other candidates gained more than 2 percent in the poll and 10 percent of those polled were undecided. “The generally more energized Republican party members,...
  • Donald Trump has spent only $2 million on his entire campaign. That’s brilliant.

    10/07/2015 6:58:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Chris Cillizza October 6, 2015 at 3:58 PM | Chris Cillizza
    MSNBC reported Tuesday morning that aides to Donald Trump estimate that the real estate mogul has spent roughly $2 million on his 2016 presidential campaign to date. That's consistent with a Wall Street Journal report from over the summer that Trump had loaned his campaign $1.8 million and raised another $100,000 for the effort. That's stunning. And brilliant. Trump has been the dominant force in the Republican presidential race for, at least, the past four months. (He officially became a candidate June 16.) On any given Sunday, he is appearing on or phoning into some -- if not all --...
  • American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release

    10/07/2015 6:49:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 07 Oct 2015 | Harriet Alexander
    American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release October 30 will see 6,000 drug dealers freed from American jails as the country struggles to cope with the world's largest prison population By Harriet Alexander, New York 07 Oct 2015 Six thousand drug traffickers are to be freed from American prisons at the end of this month, in the country's largest-ever mass release of prisoners. The men and women will be freed as part of a plan to reduce overcrowding. America is the world's biggest jailer, and a quarter of the whole world's prison population is in the...
  • Hillary Clinton releases first national ad; attacks Republicans for Benghazi investigation

    10/07/2015 6:49:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2015 | Rick Moran
    Hillary Clinton's first national TV ad goes after Republicans for their "partisan" investigation into the attack on our diplomatic compound in Benghazi.The ad uses a bonehead statement by Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who is running for Speaker, hinting that one of the reasons for Hillary's falling poll nunbers is what the Benghazi Committee has exposed. A new ad released by the campaign on Monday evening features a clip of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) giving the special House panel credit for damaging Clinton's poll numbers. The 30-second spot is the first one the campaign is running nationally on cable...
  • The GOP Field and Jihad: Where each leading candidate stands

    10/07/2015 6:45:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2015 | Carol Brown
    As the world faces the rising threat of Islamic supremacy, the number of leaders speaking the whole hideous truth about this evil can be counted on one hand. If GOP presidential candidates are our future, will any of them rise to the occasion and be a bold voice for truth when speaking about this force that seeks to destroy us? I decided to find out. Below is a snapshot of where the top six candidates stand on the threat of jihad, with a focus on four sub-topics noted below: Islamic law (sharia)Immigration jihad (hijra), addressed in the context of...
  • Russia Builds 'Arc Of Steel'

    10/07/2015 6:03:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    Marine Link ^ | October 07, 2015 | Aiswarya Lakshmi
    Russia is building an “arc of steel” from the Arctic to the Mediterranean Sea said a NATO commander, in the same vein as Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain metaphor. Navy Adm. Mark Ferguson, who commands NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy, and U.S. Navy forces in Europe and Africa, spoke at the Atlantic Council here. The alliance also faces threats from the south, and both threats argue for more attention from the United States, NATO members and allied states, Ferguson said.
  • Ted Cruz Amasses Ground Game That Covers Every County in Four States

    10/07/2015 6:10:41 AM PDT · by Isara · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | Nick Corasaniti
    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas got an early start to the 2016 presidential campaign in March by being the first of what would become a vast field to announce his candidacy. Now, he has turned that starting advantage into a sprawling ground game. For every county in the first four voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada, the Cruz campaign has locked down county chairs in charge of not just lending their names to the campaign, but of spearheading outreach and organizing efforts. “The only way we will turn our country around is through a grass-roots uprising...
  • Ivy League Prof Calls Ben Carson a ‘Coon’

    10/07/2015 6:02:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/6/15 | Katherine Timpf
    A professor at the University of Pennsylvania called presidential candidate Ben Carson a “coon” because he said he’s cool with NASCAR flying Confederate flags during races if that’s what its fans want. “If only there was a ‘coon of the year’ award . . .” Religious Studies professor Anthea Butler tweeted last Tuesday in response to a tweet sharing a Sports Illustrated article about Carson’s comments. Her post has since been deleted, but not before a screenshot of it was captured, according to an article in Campus Reform.
  • NBC's must-see Clinton TV [The PRO-Hitlery bias from Team Comcast is PALPABLE]

    10/07/2015 5:55:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    politico ^ | 10/7/15 | Hadas Gold
    Over a 72-hour-period beginning Saturday evening, Hillary Clinton showed up on four NBC-related properties. How did she get so much air time? Three days, four appearances: Hillary Clinton just hit a free media jackpot on the NBCUniversal network. Over a 72-hour-period beginning Saturday evening, the Democratic front-runner showed up in rapid-fire succession on four NBC-related properties — “Saturday Night Live,” “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton” on MSNBC, a “Today Show” hosted town hall and an interview on Telemundo – a feat that’s left media consultants, competitors at rival networks and even some at NBC itself wondering how she got so...
  • Scarborough: We Cut Clip of Dem Focus Group—Too Negative About Hillary

    10/07/2015 5:53:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is it the MSM's role to protect Hillary Clinton's image by preventing the public from seeing what members of her own party think of her? Today's Morning Joe played a clip from a Dem focus group in New Hampshire in which there was near unanamity that Hillary's personality could be a serious turn-off to voters, particularly male ones. Joe Scarborough then said: "we actually cut a good bit in there, out, that was even more negative of Hillary because we thought it was actually too negative and didn't like some of the connotations there." View the video here.
  • Decision America Tour 2016 with Franklin Graham [All 50 States Visited: Prayer Team Recruitment]

    10/07/2015 5:43:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies ^ | 10/7/15 | Franklin Graham
    “America is at a crossroads, and I believe we should take every opportunity to stand up for the things of God and His Word.” –Franklin Graham Franklin Graham is traveling to all 50 states in 2016 to hold prayer rallies, to preach the Gospel, and to challenge believers to take a stand and take action. He’ll be urging Christians to vote, to live out their faith in every part of their lives, and to pray for our nation just as Nehemiah cried out to God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore hope to His people.It Starts With Prayer....
  • Donald Trump plots his second act: Plans fall TV ad campaign!

    10/07/2015 5:33:03 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/7/2015 | Robert Costa, Philip Rucker and Dan Balz
    After a summer of dominating the Republican presidential campaign, Donald Trump is moving into a new and uncertain phase that the billionaire businessman acknowledges will be more challenging than any project he has ever undertaken — even as he views the nomination as now within his reach. In an hour-long interview with The Washington Post at his 26th-floor office in Trump Tower, the Republican front-runner ruminated on the many obstacles ahead. Sitting at a desk piled high with magazine covers bearing his image and strewn with polls and other testaments to his early success, Trump said he is far from...