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  • How Would Bill Clinton Run Against Hillary Clinton?

    04/26/2015 3:22:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | JAMES NOVOGROD, RICHARD ENGEL AND CASSANDRA VINOGRAD
    A major aftershock hit the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, terrifying locals as rescuers dug for survivors of a devastating earthquake which left more than 2,500 people dead. The United States Geological Survey said the tremor registered an initial 6.7 magnitude — compared with Saturday's 7.8 magnitude quake. The aftershock sparked screams and sent terrified people into the streets of Kathmandu. At the city's airport, the floor rolled with the tremor. Passengers rushed past the immigration desks and customs officials abandoned their seats, rushing to take cover along a row of pillars as the building shook and lights briefly...
  • Former Senator fuels speculation over Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder: 'He's running' for president

    04/26/2015 2:19:03 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 19 replies
    Mlive ^ | 4-25-2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder "is running" for president, according to a former U.S. Senator, whose comments at a Republican confab were quickly contradicted by a spokesman for the governor, who said he has not made any decisions of that kind. "I met with Rick Snyder yesterday," former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman told reporters on Saturday morning at the Republican Jewish Coalition's spring meeting, according to the Guardian and other publications. "He's running. He's running." Snyder was in Las Vegas this weekend to attend the RJC meeting as part of what his advisors are calling an economic tour....
  • Joe Biden Claims That ‘No President Has Done More To Support Israel’s Security Than Obama’

    04/26/2015 1:56:13 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 27 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | April 25, 2015
    It is well-known the relationship between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not a good one. Nevertheless, both Obama and Netanyahu still have to work on a diplomatic level. Apparently, Obama’s support for allowing Iran to have nuclear capabilities is highly favored by the country’s people, who are recently shown celebrating in the streets. It is also the same deal Netanyahu warned about. A deal which, if approved, would result in dire consequences, not just for Israel, but for the world, according to some observers. For Vice President Joe Biden, he might just be oblivious to the...
  • Oligarchs for Hillary!

    04/26/2015 12:44:16 PM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    Mark Steyn On-line ^ | April 20, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    For me, the issue this US election season is the corruption. Sure, I'd like a balanced budget and less debt and repeal of Obamacare, but I'm getting used to being sold out on those issues. So I'm down to the bare minimum requirement for a politician: The corruption nauseates me, and, if it doesn't nauseate the candidates, then that explains a lot about why nothing happens on any of those other matters. It's in the air, it's in my nostrils, and I'm sick of choking on it. We have a "justice" department that prosecutes a senator who made the mistake...
  • Liberal Indian War On Adam Sandler Is A Political Hit Job

    04/26/2015 12:03:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 25, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    The current Indian War against Adam Sandler is a liberal rich-kid conspiracy to shut down populist conservative voices. This week, comedy filmmaker Sandler was roasted in the liberal press for allegedly demeaning Indians and women in his upcoming straight-to-Netflix Western “The Ridiculous Six.” About twelve Indian actors, extras and crew members staged a walk-out on the set because of some jokes in the movie. Here are the jokes that caused the actors to blow their little bighorn ...
  • Feds Play the Race Card to Crush Parents’ Revolt Against Common Core

    04/26/2015 11:58:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/24/15 | David French
    There was a time when Common Core supporters loudly insisted the program — adopted by no fewer than 46 states — was most assuredly not federal, that any allegation that this astounding national uniformity was the result of federal pressure was a nasty, vicious lie. The State Standards Initiative confidently declares as “myth” the assertions that “Common Core State Standards were adopted by states as part of the [federal] Race to the Top grant program” or that the “federal government will take over ownership” of Common Core. The Initiative’s position is clear: “The federal government will not govern the Common...
  • Obama Rapes Taxpayers to Fund “Anal Penetration of Black Youth” Study

    04/26/2015 11:00:28 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies
    buzzpo.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jodi Swan
    A Johns Hopkins University study which began in 2012 has been granted nearly a half-million dollars in order to study the anal penetration of young blacks, which may or may not leave you feeling fiscally raped, depending on how financially conservative and/or sexually liberal you are. All jokes aside, at a time when taxpayers are already so immensely burdened, I’m sure it’s safe to say that were they given the choice, the American people overwhelmingly would have chosen a better use for that $500K.
  • Iowa evangelicals thrilled with 2016 GOP field

    04/26/2015 10:33:56 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 26, 2015 | Sean Higgins
    For Christian evangelical voters in Iowa this election cycle is an embarrassment of riches. They're having a hard time picking a candidate because, for the first time many can remember, they have several options to choose from. Nine Republican presidential hopefuls spoke Saturday at an event hosted by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, a successor to the the now-defunct Christian Coalition. They hoped to win over supporters for the state's presidential caucus, the first major event in the presidential primary. The Iowans could not agree on who did best. "I'd like to elect all of them," said Doug Brown,...
  • GOP 2016 contenders denounce Iranian nuclear framework deal

    04/26/2015 10:27:38 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 25, 2015 | Matea Gold
    LAS VEGAS — Disgust with the Iranian nuclear framework agreement dominated this weekend’s meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, as a crop of White House aspirants sought to outdo each other in opposition to the deal before a record crowd. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas declared that he intends “to do everything humanly possible to stop a bad Iran deal.” Former Texas governor Rick Perry warned that “tyrants don’t abide by agreements.” And Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, another possible 2016 contender, pledged that “Israel’s enemies are our enemies; Israel’s cause is our cause.” -- RJC officials said that the organization...
  • GOP Senator's Aide Admitted Trading Drugs for Sex: Report (Meth & Thad Cochran)

    04/26/2015 10:24:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2015
    A staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) admitted to distributing methamphetamine and another drug in exchange for sexual favors, according to a report in The Washington Post. Customs and Border Patrol officers in Cincinnati found a package of gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL) addressed to Fred Wesley Pagan, according to a court document. Homeland Security agents searched his house in the Brightwood neighborhood of Washington D.C., on Thursday and found a substance that tested positive for meth in plastic bags, the court document states. The Post reports Pagan is a long-time employee of Cochran and currently serves as his office manager. Pagan allegedly...
  • Hillary Lets The Veil Slip: Religion Is A Problem To Be Disposed Of

    04/26/2015 10:04:09 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/25/15 | MATT K LEWIS
    Kudos to TheDC’s Kerry Picket for spotting the significance of this Hillary Clinton quote: “Laws [about reproductive health care and safe childbirth] have to be backed up with resources and political will,” Clinton said. “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” If one is to assume that “reproductive health care” rights are a euphemism for abortion (a fairly safe assumption), then this is quite telling. Maybe it’s because she was speaking to a friendly audience (at the Women in The World Summit), but this honest appraisal is a reminder that politics are downstream from...
  • Bill Clinton Feeling The Heat Resigns Honorary Chancellor Post (yet another scandal brewing)

    04/26/2015 9:43:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Live Trading News ^ | April 25, 2015 | Paul Ebeling
    Former US President William J. (Bill) Clinton stepped down from his position at Laureate International Universities, part of Laureate Education Inc., Friday. His 5-yr term as “Honorary Chancellor,” the company and Mr. Clinton’s staff said expired. But Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer suggests a different explanation: Mr. Clinton actually resigned in order to avoid more negative publicity. The book describes what Mr. Schweizer presents as a “troubling” co-mingling of official State Department business with the private financial affairs of Bill Clinton and a nonprofit run by Laureate’s Chairman, Douglas Becker. Laureate, which runs for-profit colleges, hired Mr. Clinton just...
  • New mayor of Mo. city met by police, suspended over alleged voter fraud

    04/26/2015 9:18:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2015
    The new mayor of a Missouri city [next to Ferguson] had a tough first day on the job when she was met by police at City Hall and informed she had been suspended over allegations of voter fraud. Betty McCray, the newly elected mayor of the city of Kinloch, was met in the parking lot at City Hall Thursday by police officers and the city attorney holding articles of impeachment, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. “You can’t come in as mayor,” attorney James Robinson told McCray. “You have been suspended.” McCray, however, was defiant, telling Robinson, “You may be the...
  • Wolf Blitzer And Marie Harf Gush Over Jane Fonda At Correspondents’ Dinner [VIDEO]

    04/26/2015 9:00:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 26, 2015 | Heather Smith
    CNN host Wolf Blitzer praised actress Jane Fonda and acting U.S. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “Nothing better than Jane Fonda,” the CNN host said of his guests. “Can you believe I’m here with Jane Fonda and Marie Harf, acting spokeswoman of the State Department?! How cool is that?” Harf joined in to gush about Fonda. “I was looking forward to meeting Jane Fonda, so this was a dream come true,” Harf said. “We’ve already done selfies in the car.”
  • Clinton Foundation: 'Yes, We Made Mistakes' (but they were all innocent and harmless)

    04/26/2015 8:17:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 26, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    The Clinton Foundation is now admitting that mistakes were made. "[Y]es, we made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do, but we are acting quickly to remedy them, and have taken steps to ensure they don't happen in the future. We are committed to operating the Foundation responsibly and effectively to continue the life-changing work that this philanthropy is doing every day," says Clinton Foundation acting CEO Maura Pally in a blog post.
  • Marco Rubio, Scott Walker Trade Shots on Foreign Policy in Iowa

    04/26/2015 8:11:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    Presidential hopefuls Marco Rubio and Scott Walker exchanged fire over foreign policy in Iowa on Saturday, hours before the two are scheduled to appear together at a Faith and Freedom Coalition summit outside of Des Moines. Speaking to The Des Moines Register editorial board on Saturday morning, Rubio said his seat on the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence committees lends him a distinct advantage on “the most crucial obligation the president faces, as commander in chief.” “Governors can certainly read about foreign policy, and take meetings and briefings with experts,” the Florida Republican said, “but there’s no way they’ll be...
  • Ted Cruz Tells Iowa Evangelicals There Is 'No Room For Christians In Today's Democratic Party'

    04/26/2015 8:02:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 4/26/15 | Mark Hanrahan
    Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told a gathering of conservative Republicans that there was “no room for Christians in today's Democratic party,” in a speech Saturday, according to reports.Speaking at the Faith and Freedom summit in Iowa, along with several other GOP 2016 hopefuls, Cruz said: “There is a liberal fascism that is dedicated to going after believing Christians who follow the biblical teaching on marriage," according to CNN.The Texas lawmaker told his audience that the issue of same-sex marriage had produced rabid zealotry in Democratic ranks. This ideology, he argued, was excluding people of faith, the Hill reported.Cruz's speech, and...
  • “A corrupt, unresponsive and plutocratic disaster”: How Mitch McConnell and the GOP remade DC

    04/26/2015 7:16:06 AM PDT · by Mariner · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | 4/26/2015 | Elias Isquith
    Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is by most accounts an awkward, charmless politician who is motivated by little more than a ruthless desire to accrue power and win his next election. He has no set ideological principles (he was once a labor-friendly, pro-choice moderate, for example) and despite having been in Congress for some three decades, no legislation of real significance bears his name. To all appearances, he is exactly the kind of nakedly ambitious cipher that our society rewards but that we the people claim to hate. I would, generally speaking, rather write about someone else.
  • Money In Politics

    04/26/2015 7:07:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    You are going to hear a lot about money in politics in the coming year and a half. Not just the amounts of donations to various campaigns and Super PACs, but about the very concept of money in politics. It’s evil, they’ll say. It’s corrupting. But it’s not, not even a little. Hillary Clinton, laughably, made her call to limit “dark money” known long before the Clinton Foundation admitted it had to refile at least five years’ worth of taxes because of a failure to disclose millions in “donations.”But money is necessary for candidates to get out their message. Even...
  • Former Romney finance director courting challenger to Sen. Mike Lee

    04/26/2015 7:02:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 4/25/15 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — The man responsible for raising nearly $1 billion for Mitt Romney's last presidential race is trying to talk a Provo business executive into running against Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. Spencer Zwick told KSL News he wants to see Alex Dunn, president of Vivint Inc., who worked on Romney's 2002 campaign for governor of Massachusetts and served on his gubernatorial staff, take on Lee in a GOP primary in 2016. "I am not out actively trying to find people to run against Mike Lee. This is specific to Alex Dunn. I hope Alex will consider getting in...
  • Charity watchdog dubs Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’ (on watch list of problem n/p))

    04/26/2015 6:22:47 AM PDT · by Liz · 41 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 4/26/15 | Isabel Vincent
    The Clintons took in more than $140M in 2013 but spent just $9M on direct aid.....the bulk spent on travel, salaries and bonuses, with fat payouts going to family and friends. On 2013 tax forms, most recent available, they claim $30 million on payroll/employee benefits; $8.7 million in rent/office expenses; $9.2 million on “conferences, conventions and meetings”; $8 million on fund-raising; and nearly $8.5 million on travel. Significantly, none of the Clintons are listed on the payroll, except for first-class flights paid for by the Foundation. The tax-exempt came under fire following reports that then-Secy of State Hillary Clinton allowed...
  • Scott Walker in Iowa: States should be allowed to ban same-sex marriages

    04/26/2015 6:04:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The Cap Times, Madison ^ | April 26, 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    WAUKEE, Iowa — When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took the stage at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's spring summit was an hour behind schedule. He promised the crowd of more than 1,000 at the evangelical Point of Grace Church he would keep his remarks brief so everyone could get home, get to bed and get up for church in the morning. He'd be doing just that, he added, back home in Wauwatosa. Wearing a suit — with no mention of whether it was from Kohl's — and pacing the stage, Walker was at ease, peppering...
  • On the Stump, Jeb Bush Seeks to Keep Calm, Carry On (Walker hater hearts Jeb)

    04/26/2015 3:47:03 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    usnews.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | David Catanese
    Jeb Bush drifted into the room to a smattering of claps compelled by his aides – sporadic applause that quickly evaporated into the ether once he paused for an autograph. (SNIP) After his remarks, 24-year-old Eddie Failor approached Bush to commend him for hanging tough on immigration reform, another issue that’s raised the ire of conservatives. “Unlike some candidates recently in the news, he hasn’t backed down from what he believes on the issue,” Failor told U.S. News after his exchange, declining to name names.
  • Where the Left and Islam Intersect

    04/26/2015 3:22:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/26/15 | J. Robert Smith
    Curious how the godless left and Islam share a critical aim. They both wish to subjugate infidels, though how infidel is defined differs. But who the infidels are isn’t. We are, of course, the infidels. We of western virtues and values. We who hold to Judeo-Christian beliefs. We’re obstacles to glorious futures for both. Both want us consigned to dhimmitude. Yes, dhimmitude. That’s second class status, with tribute being paid for the privilege. Marked differences and tensions exist between the left and Islam, to be sure. But is the left using Islam for its ends, and Islam -- for the...
  • How the Sierra Club’s Lexus Liberals’ Agenda Hurts Poor Americans

    04/26/2015 3:20:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 4/25/15 | Stephen Moore
    Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and the whole gang of Democratic leaders claim that one of their highest priorities is to lift up the middle class and reduce the income gap between rich and poor. That goal collides with what they admit is their very highest priority: stopping climate change. Their agenda is driven by the millionaire and billionaire Democratic donors who make the party possible. But the agenda also involves making energy, home heating, transportation and just about everything else less efficient and more expensive to the middle class and poor. The people who lose their jobs when...
  • Cruz warns of 'liberal fascism' targeting Christians

    04/26/2015 3:07:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday said Democrats had gone to extremes in their persecution of Christians. “Today’s Democratic Party has decided there is no room for Christians in today’s Democratic Party,” he said at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition summit in Waukee, Iowa. “There is a liberal fascism that is going after Christian believers,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate continued. “It is heartbreaking,” Cruz argued. “But it is so extreme, it is waking people up.” Cruz said same-sex marriage had produced rabid zealotry in Democratic ranks. This ideology, he argued, was excluding people of faith. “Today’s Democratic Party...
  • Bill de Blasio tells Dems Walker won in Wisconsin by peddling falsehoods

    04/26/2015 2:27:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Wisconsin Politics ^ | April 26, 2015 | Kay Nolan
    MILWAUKEE -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday night Gov. Scott Walker has won elections in Wisconsin by "peddling a series of falsehoods," but has to be taken seriously in his bid for the presidency because he presents himself in a likable way. De Blasio spent a good portion of a nearly 40-minute speech at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Founders Day Gala talking about Walker. “He told you teachers were the enemy. He told you that unions were the problem. He told you that up was down and down was up in so many ways, and in...
  • Republican Hopefuls Play Up Religious Faith at Iowa Gathering

    04/26/2015 1:24:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Heather Haddon
    ".....In contrast to a Republican summit in New Hampshire last week, Saturday’s event was largely devoid of attacks on the national Common Core education standards and overhauling entitlement programs. There were far fewer references to tax policy, trade or regulation. Instead, speakers gave full-throated endorsements of their religious beliefs and the role Christianity has played in shaping American values. Speaking at an evangelical church with a large wooden cross near the stage, would-be candidates detailed the role of faith in their life, quoted Biblical passages and gave personal anecdotes about the power of prayer. Mr. Jindal opened his speech by...
  • It Turns Out the Gridlock Was All About Harry Reid

    04/26/2015 12:18:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 25, 2015
    Here’s a story you haven’t seen for a while: Congress is working — well, sort of. Better than it had for the previous six years, anyway. The difference? Harry Reid is no longer running the Senate — and Republican Mitch McConnell has made the place far less dysfunctional. Just last week, the Senate cast breakthrough votes on a sex-trafficking bill and the confirmation of attorney-general nominee Loretta Lynch.
  • Jeb Bush power-lunches at the ‘21’ Club

    04/26/2015 12:08:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 25, 2015 | Stephanie Smith
    Jeb Bush had a paleo-friendly power luncheon at the ‘21’ Club Friday afternoon during a New York fund-raising trip. The presumptive GOP presidential candidate has reportedly lost a whopping 30 pounds in the run-up to an expected campaign run.
  • Scott Walker, prosecutors trade pointed swipes on John Doe

    04/25/2015 11:59:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 25, 2015 | By Patrick Marley
    In a swing through the crucial presidential state of Iowa this weekend,Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took the rare step of lashing out at prosecutors who had probed his campaign by questioning whether their tactics were constitutional.In an equally unusual turn,prosecutors fired back by calling Walker's comments inaccurate,offensive and defamatory—with Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm suggesting Walker could be criminally charged for lying. They said Walker should call for the release of sealed court records so the public could know more about the investigation and raids on people's homes,but Walker gave that notion little heed....The state Supreme Court is now...
  • Mitch McConnell Builds Case for 2016

    04/25/2015 11:04:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Mitch McConnell is building the case that this Senate is much more productive than the last one. The Kentucky Republican, who ascended to majority leader after repeatedly ripping the Democratic-led Senate as “dysfunctional,” has to show that the GOP can govern. If he falls short of that goal, Democrats will likely win back Senate control in 2016. McConnell and his Republican conference got off to a rocky start to the year as they bickered with House GOP lawmakers, most notably over tying funding for the Department of Homeland Security to immigration policy. But now, Senate Republicans are on a bit...
  • Ted Cruz @Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Summit

    04/25/2015 11:03:06 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 7 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | April 25 2016 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz remarks to the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Spring Summit.
  • CNN To Viewers: Check Twitter If You Want The News So Bad

    04/25/2015 9:39:09 PM PDT · by absentee · 29 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/25/15 | Caleb Howe
    http://youtu.be/AWpDxX5uDuU Twitter started buzzing just before the President spoke at tonight's White House Correspondents Dinner, claiming that CNN was telling their viewers who wanted the news, particularly about the rioting in Baltimore, that they could totally get that news. From, you know, Twitter. CNN Political Commentator Errol Louis addresses the elephant on the computer screen. "This is always about choices, right? I mean you know, you have to make a decision, what are you gonna do with this two hours of time. And we, you know, CNN made it's decisions, and is sticking to it's plan and so forth," says...
  • U.S. Constitution’s Preamble Upholds Traditional Marriage

    04/25/2015 9:19:07 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 52 replies
    http://www.crisismagazine.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | DENNIS BONNETTE
    On April 28, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Obergefell v. Hodges and three other cases, testing the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex “marriage” and state refusals to recognize existing same-sex “marriages.” The outcome may well impose same-sex “marriage” on the entire United States of America, much as Roe v. Wade imposed abortion on demand upon the entire nation in 1973. Such another sweeping “exercise in raw judicial power” (to cite Justice Byron White’s famous dissent in Roe) would be, in large part, based upon claims, rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,...
  • Jindal warns corporate America at Iowa faith event ["don't side with the leftists"]

    04/25/2015 7:37:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/25/15 | Sean Higgins
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal warned "corporate America" Saturday that it needed to "be careful" and not ally itself with liberals on cultural issues. Jindal, a 2016 Republican presidential hopeful, issued the warning in a speech at a multi-candidate event in West Des Moines, Iowa.While many at the event argued that the Christian faith was being antagonized from both the cultural left and government entities, Jindal added a third entity that is usually seen as being on the side of conservatives, big business. He cited the recent controversies in Indiana and other states over adoption of religious freedom bills liberals opposed...
  • Obama’s Brother Says Barack Is ‘Cold And Ruthless…Dishonest And A Schemer’

    04/25/2015 7:23:13 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 51 replies
    foxnews ^ | April 25, 2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    film maker Joel Gilbert, who produced the film “Dreams from My Real Father,” (which suggested that Obama’s Communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, may be his real father) talks to President Obama’s brother Malik, who has some very strong views about his half-brother – including his own doubts as to Obama’s parentage. Malik says, he feels “Disappointed, disappointed, used, used and also betrayed. In the beginning, I didn’t think that he was a schemer. His real character, his real personality, the real him, is coming out now.”
  • The Disgraceful Republican Cave-in on Loretta Lynch

    04/25/2015 7:13:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 25, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Voting to confirm an attorney general who won’t uphold the Constitution isn’t a way to inspire confidence among conservatives.Hillary Clinton didn’t have such a bad week after all. Sure, she’s reeling from the latest unseemly revelations about the Clinton Foundation family piggy bank. But they’re only marginally worse than earlier unseemly revelations about the Clinton Foundation. They are roughly on par with the revelations about how Mrs. Clinton obstructed Congress’s Benghazi investigations by purging her unlawful private e-mail system, which was worse than her obstruction of the State Department’s Benghazi investigation. Yet it may not have been as bad as...
  • C-SPAN on our changing views on guns, Bloomberg's group explains why they won’t debate

    04/25/2015 7:12:21 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 25, 2015 | John Lott
    From C-SPAN: “John Lott talked about the new study put out by Pew Research Center which finds that support for gun rights have increased and, for the first time, protecting gun rights is more important than controlling ownership.” Lott was originally supposed to be on for an hour to discuss these issues with Ted Alcorn, the research director for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown. But he would not appear at the same time and insisted that he be allowed to appear after me. This is from the end of Lott’s appearance on C-SPAN.
  • Another Texas Republican Took a Swipe at Ted Cruz. See How His Spokeswoman Returned Fire With These

    04/25/2015 4:58:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 25, 2015 | Zach Noble
    The subtweet: It’s how everyone from your neighbors’ kid to Justin Bieber chucks insults and criticism online without directly naming their target.Add Sen. Jon Cornyn (R-Texas) to the list of subtweeters.On Saturday morning, the Hill noted that Cornyn seemed to be lashing out at fellow Texas Republican — and presidential candidate — Sen. Ted Cruz with the tweet below. FYI: Cloture ends debate only. It does not confirm a nominee. Otherwise a subsequent vote on whether to confirm a nominee is meaningless.— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) April 25, 2015 “FYI: Cloture ends debate only,” Cornyn wrote. “It does not confirm a nominee....
  • Walker responds to Rubio on whether a governor can be ready for president

    04/25/2015 2:42:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2015 | Ashley Killough
    Urbandale, Iowa (CNN)Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hit back Saturday at potential GOP presidential rival Marco Rubio over the Florida senator's charge that there's "no way" a governor can be ready for president when it comes to foreign policy. "I think he's questioning how Ronald Reagan was ready," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters after speaking at an event for Iowa Rep. David Young in Urbandale. Walker argued that, in his lifetime, Reagan "was the most impactful" president on foreign policy, while President Barack Obama "shows as a first-term senator, (he) isn't prepared to lead, or at least is not in the...
  • Congressman tweets support for transgender granddaughter

    04/25/2015 1:52:32 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 105 replies
    cnn.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN)Rep. Mike Honda this week became one of the first lawmakers in Congress to support the idea of a gender spectrum and publicly announce a family member, his granddaughter, is transgender. The California Democrat urged acceptance of transgender individuals in a profile of his 8-year-old granddaughter Malisa, who was born a boy, in the San Jose Mercury News. READ: House Dems press Boehner to postpone Netanyahu speech People may say, "It's just a phase or they'll grow out of it," Honda told the paper. "But we have to be a little bit more in tune with what youngsters are...
  • The New Mayor of a Missouri Town Shows Up to Work – Only to Find Police Officers Blocking Her Way

    04/25/2015 12:51:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | april 25, 2015 | jennifer van laar
    Betty McCray, newly-elected mayor of Kinloch, Missouri, showed up at City Hall this week to get to work. But when she arrived, the police wouldn’t let her in the door. The reason why? Those non-existent illegal voters who cast ballots for the candidate. The election, which was held April 7, was hotly contested and the results have been questioned by McCray’s opponents. However, the St. Louis County Board of Elections certified the results and swore McCray in after city officials refused to. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that deputies met her in the parking lot, and she was served with articles of impeachment by...
  • A new debate for Georgia Republicans: What’s a party for?

    04/25/2015 12:25:35 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 13 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 4/26/15 | Jim Galloway
    This midlife identity crisis comes at what may be the zenith of Republican influence in the state, courtesy of a race for state GOP chairman. . . . Incumbent John Padgett, the owner of an ambulance company, is seeking re-election to a two-year term. He faces Alex Johnson, a 30-year-old DeKalb County attorney with libertarian leanings. It is something of a rematch. In a final ballot at the 2013 convention, the young Johnson surprised many by receiving 40 percent of the vote — this at a gathering of delegates whose average age is somewhere south of the Mesozoic Era. *****...
  • As contributions fall, House GOP rebels blame party leaders

    04/25/2015 12:15:23 PM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/25/2015 | By ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As he began his first re-election run in early 2013, tea party Rep. Thomas Massie had no trouble raising money from business interests. Then came 2015. The Kentucky Republican voted against returning John Boehner, R-Ohio, to the speaker's job and opposed an effort by GOP leaders to avoid a standoff with President Barack Obama over immigration that threatened to shut down the Department of Homeland Security. In the first three months of 2013, Massie reported $46,000 rolling in from tobacco, trucking, health care and other industries. During the first quarter of 2015, Massie has collected just $1,000...
  • Believe it or not, Biden Fever growing as Hillary falters

    04/25/2015 11:08:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s very easy (and fun) to ridicule Joe Biden as a buffoon, but there are more than a few people who take him seriously as an alternative to Hillary Clinton as Democrat nominee.  Biden fever is rising as Hillary herself is getting harder and harder to take as a serious nominee.  Scott McKay argues in the American Spectator: If ever there was an ill-fitting and ill-considered elevator pitch for a political candidate, it’s the narrative of Hillary Clinton as the defender of ordinary Americans. The sales job, which reportedly was the product of months of consideration from the Clinton...
  • Gay NYC Hoteliers Face Boycott for Hosting Ted Cruz Reception

    04/24/2015 9:19:22 AM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Mediate ^ | 4/24/2015 | T. Nguyen
    The gay New York City hoteliers who recently played host to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) have their own controversy to deal with: Activists are calling for the boycott of their properties, including a gay hotel and establishments on Fire Island. Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass (pictured with Cruz), two gay real estate moguls who run numerous vacation properties marketed towards the LGBT community, spoke with The New York Times yesterday about the reception they held for the presidential candidate. During that meeting, they mainly discussed foreign policy, while alluding to a possible shift (or private opinion) in Cruz’s thoughts about...
  • Walker Responds to Cruz: 'I'm Going to Stand With the American Worker'

    04/25/2015 9:59:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2015 | As seen on Fox and Friends Weekend
    ".....In a recent Washington Examiner interview, Cruz promoted legal immigration and criticized Walker for suggesting that he supported limiting legal immigration if it has a negative impact on the wages of American workers. "When we talk about what should be the policy on legal immigration, it should be driven by the economic impact. And number one on the list of priorities should be: What is the impact on American workers and American wages?" Walker said. "If unemployment is high and labor participation is low, why would we want to open the door and flood the market with more workers at...
  • Scott Walker Runs on Faith as Iowa Nears

    04/25/2015 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 25, 2015 | Trip Gabriel
    "...Meadowbrook did not escape the political convulsions touched off during Mr. Walker’s first term as governor. In a speech to the congregation during its annual meeting in 2013, Mr. Mackett pleaded for an end to the “turmoil” caused by “slander” and “name calling” among members divided by politics.He declined to elaborate in an interview. But Lee Heyward, who succeeded Mr. Mackett as head pastor, said,“John and Meadowbrook were going through a really tumultuous time during that whole season of Act 10,” referring to the law Mr. Walker signed in 2011 that stripped Wisconsin’s public employees of most bargaining rights.The church...
  • Finland election: anti-EU right marches onto centre stage

    04/25/2015 7:44:45 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 9 replies
    Scroll In ^ | 4/23/2015 | Nicolas Prindiville
    A right wing anti-EU party has enjoyed success in Finland’s election that saw the governing National Coalition suffer a dramatic defeat. After a campaign dominated by domestic issues, the opposition Centre party won 49 seats of the 200 up for election, while the anti-EU Finns Party won 38 and the governing National Coalition won 37. As a party of the populist right, the Finns latches on to voter discontent wherever it can be found. It did so spectacularly in the 2011 elections, where the party (previously known as the True Finns) expanded its vote share by an historic 14.9% vote...