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  • Remarks by the President on the Ebola Outbreak (38 Days Ago)

    10/24/2014 4:53:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    White House.gov ^ | September 16, 2014 | Barack Obama
    THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Please be seated. I want to thank Dr. Frieden and everybody here at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for welcoming me here today. Tom and his team just gave me an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, our efforts to help mobilize the international community to fight it, and the steps that we’re taking to keep people here at home safe. First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here...
  • Shaheen: Obama's Too "Busy" to Campaign For Me

    10/24/2014 4:52:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Concord, NH – Although tonight’s debate was closed to the public – i.e., there was no live television studio audience – one thing was clear from being on the ground in New Hampshire: Unlike two nights ago, Scott Brown fans were there and energized. It may be hard to see, but one Brown supporter (below in the red rain jacket) was wielding a microphone, leading “Go Scott Go” chants hours before the cameras rolled. In the background, you can see where the debate is being held (alas, I did not gain access myself), and to the far left (not shown)...
  • Jeanne Shaheen: President Obama New Hampshire visit doesn’t make sense

    10/24/2014 4:25:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | October 23, 2014 | By JAMES HOHMANN
    Pushed Thursday night on whether she would want President Barack Obama to campaign with her as she seeks a second term, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said it doesn’t make sense and Obama is “exactly where he needs to be” — in Washington. “We have a lot going on,” Shaheen said during an hourlong debate with Republican Scott Brown at NH1’s studio in Concord, which was broadcast live on WBIN-TV and was co-sponsored by CNN. “I don’t think it makes sense for the president to come to New Hampshire right now.” Shaheen doesn’t have a shortage of star power coming to...
  • Colorado Voter Fraud runs rampant (It's Over: Dems Win)

    10/24/2014 3:57:37 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 37 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 23, 2014 | Deroy Murdock
    Marilyn Marks could not be more worried. She fears that Republican Rep. Cory Gardner could lose a U.S. Senate seat in the mail — literally. “He has a real chance of winning,” Marks told me. “But this ‘100 percent absentee ballot’ disaster is likely to undermine every GOP candidate in a tight race.” Some 3.6 million such ballots have reached active voters and even those who last voted in 2008. “I’m going to people’s houses where they’re getting seven ballots to a household,” Republican State Senator Ted Harvey told the Washington Times. “Their children when they were 18 registered to...
  • Tracing Ebola Patient’s Possible Contacts Creates Host of Challenges for New York City

    10/24/2014 3:41:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2014 | By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    Ebola has raised complicated logistical issues of how to trace the possible contacts of an infected patient in a city of more than 8 million people with a sprawling mass transit system and a large population of workers who commute every day from surrounding suburbs and states. By the time the patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, an emergency doctor who had recently returned from Guinea, arrived at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan by ambulance on Thursday, he was seriously ill, officials said. Dr. Spencer complicated the tracing process when he told health officials that just the night before, he had gone...
  • Wendy Davis Embraces Obama

    10/24/2014 12:13:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 23, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)HOUSTON, Texas -- While State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis had previously distanced herself from President Obama, who currently has a low approval rating, the state senator openly embraced his big-government policies during a recent campaign stop. As Davis continues to trail her opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, in the polls, she has made desperate attempts to gain traction at the last minute. "I have been very pleased and proud to have the support of my president," Davis announced at a get-out-the-vote event in the Houston area on Tuesday. She was attempting to appeal to African American voters, according...
  • Rosie O'Donnell makes controversial remarks on Ottawa shooting on 'The View'

    10/24/2014 12:01:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Calgary Herald ^ | October 23, 2014 | Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press
    "The View" co-host Rosie O'Donnell is drawing criticism online for remarks about Wednesday's deadly shooting in Ottawa. Thursday's episode of the chat show kicked off with the panellists discussing the attack on Parliament Hill and the killing of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of Hamilton as he stood guard at the National War Memorial. The Ottawa shootings came just two days after two Canadian soldiers were run over — one of them fatally — in Quebec by a man with jihadist sympathies. As "The View" panellists discussed whether Wednesday's shootings were an act of terrorism, O'Donnell said "most of these shooters have...
  • Since Her Last Election in 2008, Mary Landrieu Hasn’t Cast a Single Pro-Life Vote

    10/23/2014 3:21:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | 10/23/14 | Carol Tobias
    Louisiana is as deeply pro-life as any state in the nation. In fact, when Louisiana passed the bill to protect unborn babies capable of feeling pain from abortion – the 20-week abortion ban – the bill passed unanimously in both houses. Against that backdrop, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is trying to retain her seat for a 4th term. To win in pro-life Louisiana, Landrieu and her handlers have fashioned an image of her as some kind of “moderate” on abortion. But since her last election in 2008, Landrieu has not cast a single pro-life vote – in that time, she...
  • Jeb Bush Talks 2016 Run With Donors [God Forbid!]

    10/23/2014 9:12:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | October 23, 2014 | Peter Hamby
    Jeb Bush Talks 2016 Run With Donors By Peter Hamby,October 23, 2014 Jeb Bush wrestles with 2016 decision Jeb Bush met with South Carolina donors and business leaders Thursday Bush said he was seriously considering a presidential run in 2016 Washington (CNN) -- Jeb Bush was blitzed with questions Thursday about his presidential ambitions in a private session with top South Carolina donors and business leaders, multiple sources at the meeting told CNN. Bush was politely non-committal, as he is in public, but said he was seriously considering the possibility and would make a decision after the holiday season. Bush,...
  • Obama Wages War on American Fracking: US Senate Republicans

    10/23/2014 8:56:04 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 10 replies
    RIA Novosti (Reuters) ^ | October 24, 2014 05:41 GMT | Jonathan Ernst
    WASHINGTON, October 24 (RIA Novosti) - US President Barack Obama along with environmental activists is waging an all-out assault on American oil and gas production and hydraulic fracturing, a report published by the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) said. "This strategically organized alliance [between the Obama administration and far-left environmental activists] has gone to great lengths to misconstrue facts, falsify science, and manufacture risks in order to vilify hydraulic fracturing with the long-term goal of ending the production of the nation's oil and natural gas resources," the 111-page report published Thursday said. Two weeks before the...
  • Michelle Obama apparently mixes up Colorado Senate candidates at campaign event

    10/23/2014 8:49:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    fox ^ | October 23, 2014
    Michelle Obama made yet another flub on the campaign trail Thursday when she apparently confused Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall with his Republican rival. Obama spoke in Denver Thursday as part of a campaign event for Udall, who is engaged in a heated battle with his Republican opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner. She touted Udall’s Senate record in her speech, and called him a “fifth-generation Coloradan.” “Mark understands what makes this state special,” she said. The only problem? Udall is not a fifth-generation Coloradan. In fact, he was born in Arizona and his father, former Rep. Mo Udall, served as a...
  • Debate crowd loudly laughs at “War Against Women” charge by female Dem challenger (#NY23)

    10/23/2014 7:44:38 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies
    At the candidate debate tonight [Democrat Martha Robertson] accused [Republican Tom Reed] of being part of the War Against Women. She actually used the phrase “you’re part of the War against Women.” The crowd laughed so hard, Robertson had to ask for more time. This video clip is being circulated and who knows, may go viral.
  • Iowa Press U.S. Congress Fourth District Debate (Steve King)

    10/23/2014 7:23:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Youtube ^ | IowaPublicTelevision
    Rep. Steve King, (R-Kiron) and Jim Mowrer, (D-Boone) Thursday, October 23 Storm Lake, Iowa
  • Barack Obama, Bewildered Bystander

    10/23/2014 7:06:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2014 | Charles Krauthhammer
    The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government’s handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in the New York Times last Saturday. There’s only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for him by the Times. It’s his government. He’s president. Has been for six years. Yet Barack Obama reflexively insists on playing the shocked outsider when something goes wrong within his own administration. Charles Krauthammer writes a weekly political column that runs on Fridays. View Archive RSS The IRS? “It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am...
  • Baker Clobbering Coakley in Latest Globe Poll

    10/23/2014 7:08:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 23, 2014 | Roberto Scalese
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has a nine point lead over Democratic rival Martha Coakley in the latest Boston Globe/SocialSphere. Nine points.
  • Ineligible DACA Beneficiaries Discovered on NC Voting Rolls

    With the North Carolina U.S. Senate race in a dead heta, state election officials say they have discovered 145 names on the voting rolls who are ineligible to vote because they are illegal immigrants who have been granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status. According to a Winston-Salem Journal report, the State Board of Elections discovered the potential illegal voters Tuesday night when the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles ran a search for DACA licenses. The 145 DACA recipients whose names appear on the SBOE’s voting rolls will be sent letters requesting documentation that they are citizens, the...
  • Rob Maness claims GOP coercing his supporters into backing Bill Cassidy (Mississippi 2.0)

    10/23/2014 5:51:22 PM PDT · by lward99 · 12 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Cole Avery
    "It's obvious that we're seeing a concerted and coordinated effort to smear Rob Maness," said Michael Byrne, Maness' campaign manager. "Roger Villere and the LAGOP are doing the bidding of the D.C. Republican-establishment and using Chicago-style tactics to coerce young, enthusiastic, conservatives to say things that they have privately admitted they don't really believe." The Maness campaign said Ward was pressured into switching from Maness to Cassidy so the Republican Party would support his candidacy for school board. Ward sent a Facebook message to Maness supporter Shawn Cronan on Oct. 10 that read: "Shawn, as you know I am running...
  • Rob Maness claims Republican Party coercing his supporters into backing Bill Cassidy

    10/23/2014 5:48:03 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 8 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Cole Avery
    Senate candidate Rob Maness' campaign is accusing Louisiana Republican Party chairman Roger Villere of coercing up-and-coming members of the party by threatening to withhold support if they didn't switch and back the party's preferred candidate, Rep. Bill Cassidy. They point to emails and Facebook messages from a former Maness campaign manager and a candidate in North Louisiana to support their case. "It's obvious that we're seeing a concerted and coordinated effort to smear Rob Maness," said Michael Byrne, Maness' campaign manager. "Roger Villere and the LAGOP are doing the bidding of the D.C. Republican-establishment and using Chicago-style tactics to coerce...
  • Alison Grimes doubles down on a 4-Pinocchio claim

    10/23/2014 5:35:15 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    Washington Post Fact Checker ^ | 10/23/2014 | Glenn Kessler
    Excuse the fuzzy quality of this ad, but it has not been publicly released by the Grimes campaign. In The Fact Checker’s experience, the most fact-challenged ads are those that fly under the radar, as campaigns hope that reporters don’t notice the content — but voters do. This particular ad is especially noteworthy because the candidate herself repeats a claim that The Fact Checker has already deemed worthy of Four Pinocchios. Not only does she double down on this falsehood, but she makes another highly questionable assertion as well. .... Most striking, Grimes puts her own credibility on the line...
  • Border deaths drop to 15-year low

    10/23/2014 5:11:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | October 23, 2014 | By ASTRID GALVAN
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert. The U.S. government recorded 307 deaths in the 2014 fiscal year that ended in September — the lowest number since 1999. In 2013, the number of deaths was 445.
  • ObamaCare Returns as Election Albatross

    10/23/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Karl Rove
    Democrats assumed earlier this year that ObamaCare would be a political advantage by Election Day. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, for example, said in February she wanted to show the Affordable Care Act “is something whose time is come.” A month later Colorado Sen. Mark Udall said “we did the right thing” in passing the law and told voters he “would do it again,” a response echoed by incumbents Mark Pryor (Arkansas) and Mary Landrieu (Louisiana). It isn’t working out that way. As the election nears, ObamaCare is re-emerging as a major liability for the Democratic Senate that passed it....
  • The Bottom Line on Climate Change Costs

    10/23/2014 4:03:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 23, 2014 | by Peter Getty
    The recent report published by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, an organization aimed at helping the world's societies to combat the effects of climate change, suggests that the costs of combating climate change are considerably lower than widespread opinion has suggested. The study tells us that between 2015 and 2030, nations are expected to invest roughly $90 trillion in urban, land-use and energy infrastructure. The report suggests that implementing the fixes necessary to transition to entirely sustainable sources of energy would amount to 4 trillion. So, this amounts to 5% increase of the total amount that is...
  • DNC Chair Unable To Name A Single Senate Race President Obama Is Campaigning In [VIDEO]

    10/23/2014 3:54:17 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 23, 2014 | Al Weaver
    It’s official: Debbie Wasserman Schultz cannot name one competitive U.S. Senate race President Obama is campaigning in. In an interview with Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Wasserman Schultz refused to answer what senate campaigns the president is campaigning for on four separate occasions in a span of 90 seconds. “Why is Bill Clinton campaigning in competitive senate races and the president not?” asked Halperin “Um, the president is campaigning in competitive races,” responded Wasserman Schultz. “No, in competitive senate races. President Clinton is, President Obama isn’t. Why?” Halperin asked again. “The president is campaigning in competitive races during...
  • Voter roll call survey (vanity)

    10/23/2014 3:49:28 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 6 replies
    Self ^ | 10/23/2014 | vanity
    I just received a robo call voter issue survey from "Voter Roll Call" in Washington DC, phone # 1-202-800-5532. I Googled the name and found all the surveys were sponsored by "MoveON.Org. Political Action The questions were worded in a manner that they ask you your political party, senate candidate you support, opinion on Obama...... It was an automated voice and they asked questions with corresponding numbers for the answer. 1 Are you a registered voter? 2 How likely are you to vote? There were about 30 questions which were designed to give a clear profile of which value issues...
  • First Lady stumps in Close Colorado Senate Race

    10/23/2014 3:24:14 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Kristen Wyatt
    First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday became the latest political celebrity to get involved in Colorado's heated Senate race. Obama rallied some 1,500 people in Denver to vote for Democratic Sen. Mark Udall as he faces a tight run for a second term. Republicans have targeted the seat as one of the six they need to win control of the Senate. Udall narrowly trails his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, in recent polls. Democrats are counting on turning out their base voters, especially younger women, to close the gap. Michelle Obama told the crowd to remember 2008, when her husband...
  • Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Successor

    10/23/2014 2:26:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 225 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/23/2014 | KARYN BRUGGEMAN
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent the early part of the 2014 midterms traveling the country endorsing conservative candidates in Republican primary races, hoping to leave her mark on the future of the GOP. But on Wednesday, Palin rebuked her Republican successor in her home state, endorsing independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, who is running on a "unity ticket" with Democratic running mate Byron Mallott, instead. Palin's endorsement goes against her former lieutenant governor, Gov. Sean Parnell, who assumed office in 2009 when Palin abruptly resigned and is embroiled in a highly contested race for reelection to a second full...
  • GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING AS WELL OR ECONOMICALLY AS THE PRIVATE SECTOR

    10/23/2014 2:09:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23, 2014 | by ASHLEY PRATTE
    Next Monday, October 27 marks the 50th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s iconic “Time For Choosing” speech. It was a speech that sparked the modern Conservative Movement, ignited a fire in the hearts of conservatives, and launched Ronald Reagan’s public policy career. This week as part of a year-long “Time for Choosing: The Next Generation” initiative, Young America’s Foundation is releasing a series of videos in conjunction with the anniversary of this significant speech. The fourth video focuses on the private sector. Ronald Reagan understood the evils of communism and socialist policies. He knew by diminishing the role of the private...
  • Ted Cruz: Attacks in Ottawa, Jerusalem ‘stark reminders’ radical Islam not confined to Middle East

    10/23/2014 12:53:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 23, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said the attack in Canada and a separate hit-and-run attack in Jerusalem Wednesday are reminders that “radical Islamic terrorism” is not confined to the Middle East and likened the shooting death of a soldier in Ottawa to the 2009 attack at Fort Hood, Texas.“Our great and good friends in Canada and Israel were targeted because both countries share the same core principles of tolerance and freedom that we in America hold so dear — and which are hated by the vicious terrorists whose ultimate goal is to destroy us all,” said Mr. Cruz, a possible...
  • Udall: We will shock the pundits (Through voter fraud)

    10/23/2014 12:50:31 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 22, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    DENVER — Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and his allies have a clear message for political handicappers and pollsters: You’re wrong. The incumbent and his supporters insist they will shock the pundits on Election Day, even though Udall hasn’t had the lead in a single public poll in more than a month and is facing a rising GOP star in Rep. Cory Gardner. Two new surveys released Tuesday gave Gardner a narrow lead, underscoring Democratic fears that the race for the Senate majority could be lost in a state that voted for Barack Obama twice. Udall’s campaign scoffs at suggestions that...
  • Obama Administration Wants High Schools to Teach Government Lesson Plans on How to Eat

    10/23/2014 12:12:55 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 61 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has written four lesson plans aimed at teaching students how to eat, and is encouraging schools around the country to teach these plans to kids in high school. The lesson plans are being paired with a new online tool called “SuperTracker,” which lets students input all the food they eat all day to better track their weight and their eating habits. The tool also tracks their physical activities each day. The lesson plans, which USDA presented as a 67-page online textbook for teachers, includes certificates that can be given to students who use the SuperTracker...
  • Obama to Atlanta Radio Station: A Michelle Nunn Win Means We Keep the Senate and Keep Passing My

    10/23/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    National review Online ^ | October 23, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    President Obama just directly linked himself to another red-state Democrat Senate candidate. Calling in to Atlanta’s V-103 radio station on Thursday, the president said a Michelle Nunn victory in Georgia “means that Democrats keep control of the Senate” and could continue moving forward with his agenda.
  • [Video] Gabby Giffords Plots With Oregon Gun Grabbers

    10/23/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    thegunfeed.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | Eric C
    [Video] Gabby Giffords Plots With Oregon Gun Grabbers
  • 'Excuse Them So They Can Go Back On Tinder': Fox News Host and Former Victoria's Secret Model Says

    10/23/2014 11:23:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 23, 2014 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    'Excuse Them So They Can Go Back On Tinder': Fox News Host and Former Victoria's Secret Model Says young 'hot' women should NOT vote because 'they don't get it' Kimberly Guilfoyle suggested on The Five that young women have no place in a voting booth, or on a jury The 45-year-old former California prosecutor said young women do not have the proper life experience to make informed decisions Guilfoyle was married to Democrat Gavin Newsom during his time as mayor of San Francisco By SNEJANA FARBEROV 23 October 2014 Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle thinks that young, attractive women should...
  • Updated Early Vote Numbers for Colorado, Florida, Iowa, and Louisiana

    10/23/2014 11:19:54 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | October 22, 2014 2:40 PM | Jim Geraghty
    The Colorado secretary of state announced today that 332,050 Coloradans have cast ballots already, and out of that total, 145,824 are registered Republicans, and 105,401 are registered Democrats. That translates to a 43.9 percent to 31.7 percent advantage for the GOP. In 2012, as Barack Obama was winning the state 51 percent to 46 percent, Republicans led the 1.7 million mail ballots cast in 2012 by 37 percent to 35 percent. So Republicans should be expected to lead, but a 12-point lead is better news than a 2-point lead. In Florida, the news is also good for Republicans, but the...
  • In Iowa, Mike Huckabee Is Making Moves

    10/23/2014 11:19:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 23, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    It was just another routine photo-op at a Republican field office Tuesday morning until Mike Huckabee decided to improvise. In a cheeky attempt to bring himself level with Cody Hoefert -- the 7-foot-tall co-chairman of the Iowa Republican Party -- Huckabee pulled up a chair and began to climb atop it. He didn’t have to complete the physical joke to get the laughs he was looking for from the group of gray-haired volunteers who had assembled for his appearance with Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst. “Golly!” the 5-11 Huckabee marveled. “I’ve never felt like a shrimp like this before.”
  • Why The GOP Prefers Establishment Losers To Tea Party Losers

    10/23/2014 11:16:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/23/14 | Matt Lewis
    I’m starting to hear rumblings that, if he wins his Colorado senate race, Rep. Cory Gardner will be the model candidate used by the Republicans as an example for how to win. In some respects this makes sense. Having backed away from the controversial personhood amendment — and now advocating over-the-counter birth control — he has blunted the “war on women” attacks, and seems poised for victory in a tough state. A few years ago, such a shift might have been difficult to maneuver. But instead of being labeled a sellout by conservatives, Gardner is being praised by National Review...
  • New report outlines national security threats of climate change (barf alert)

    10/23/2014 11:13:44 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Navy Times | 10/14 | Tilghman
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  • Fox News Host Says Some Women Shouldn't Be Allowed To Vote [As Well As Illegals]

    10/23/2014 11:05:23 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 91 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 23, 2014
    Fox News Host Says Some Women Shouldn't Be Allowed To Vote October 23, 2014 Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle believes that young single women should be excused from civic duties, they voting and jury duty. The midterm elections are less than two weeks away and all signs point to big gains for the Republican party. With the majority of women often casting their vote for Democrats, one Fox News host has an idea for how Republicans can get around that problem. The voting gap among women is large when it comes to whether they vote for Democrats or Republicans. In the...
  • Islamic State militants seize Iraq village, press assault on Yazidis

    10/23/2014 10:56:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10-23-2014 | Saif Sameer and Ned Parker
    Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minority on a mountain in the north. SNIP---- The Albu Nimr tribe had been fending off Islamic State (IS) since early October but finally lost the village of Zauiyat albu Nimr in the western province of Anbar overnight on Thursday. A small Iraqi army unit was stationed in the village but evacuated by helicopter in the early hours of Thursday, along with leaders from the Albu Nimr, a tribal...
  • Justice Department condemns Ferguson leaks as effort to influence opinion

    10/23/2014 10:30:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 23, 2014 | By MATT PEARCE
    With a grand jury decision looming on whether a white police officer should face charges in the killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., the investigation has sprung a few leaks. New details from the inquiry into Michael Brown’s Aug. 9 death — all provided by unidentified sources and which seem to support Officer Darren Wilson’s story of what happened that day — have emerged in St. Louis and national news outlets in recent days. The U.S. Department of Justice condemned the leaks Wednesday as “irresponsible and highly troubling” and said, “There seems to be an inappropriate effort...
  • Senate Update: There’s A 47 Percent Chance The 2014 Midterms Will Go To Overtime

    10/23/2014 10:25:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | October 23, 2014 | By HARRY ENTEN
    Republicans are 66 percent favorites to win a Senate majority, according to the latest FiveThirtyEight Senate forecast. New polls confirmed GOP advantages in Arkansas and Colorado, and a generic ballot survey from AP-GfK found Republicans up 8 percentage points — an unusually large lead. But — as I’ve written before — there’s a good chance we won’t know who controls the next Senate when the sun rises on Nov. 5. As of Tuesday’s model run, there is a 53 percent chance we’ll be able to project Senate control near Nov. 4; 47 percent of the time, the midterms go to...
  • Iowa TV Station Rejects Anti-Republican Ad For Showing Dead Ebola Bodies

    10/23/2014 10:17:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/23/14 | Patrick Howley
    Iowa television station KWWL-Waterloo rejected a liberal ad that showed dead and bloody Ebola bodies to illustrate its accusation that Republican-supported budget cuts contributed to the Ebola outbreak. The Agenda Project Action Fund commercial, entitled “Republican Cuts Kill Part II: Joni Ernst Wants to Cut,” targeted Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst and depicted “exposed dead (and sometimes bleeding) bodies,” according to KWWL. The station rejected the ad Thursday after it aired twice on other Iowa stations. The Agenda Project Action Fund, the political arm of activist Erica Payne’s New York-based Agenda Project, played on the Democratic narrative that Republicans...
  • Nicolle Wallace Endorses A Hillary Presidential Run: ‘I’m A Huge Fan’

    10/23/2014 10:09:31 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 53 replies
    MRC ^ | October 23, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    Nicolle Wallace, former Communications Director for President George W. Bush and current co-host of the View, appeared on the syndicated show Wendy Wednesday afternoon to talk about her new gig as well as her career in Republican politics. During the interview, Wallace, who spends much of her time criticizing her fellow Republicans, endorsed the idea of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016. The former Bush staffer declared that she was a “huge fan of the idea of a Hillary Clinton candidacy.”
  • Dems Blast the “Tricky, Little-Known Maneuver” That Passed Obamacare (Reconciliation Schadenfreude)

    10/23/2014 10:01:09 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 38 replies
    Powerline ^ | 20 October 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Former Secretary of Labor Bob Reich, on behalf of MoveOn, warns Democrats what will happen if Republicans take control of the Senate: they may use a “tricky, little-known maneuver” to “ram through” their “right-wing policies” with only 51 votes, instead of the 60 votes “usually required” in the Senate. Here he is:Reconciliation
  • Begich: I voted for Obama

    10/23/2014 9:58:33 AM PDT · by shove_it · 31 replies
    WashingtonExaminer ^ | 23 Oct 2014 | REBECCA BERG
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sen. Mark Begich might be facing attacks from Republicans over his degree of support for President Obama's policies, but he didn't dodge Wednesday when asked whether he personally voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012. "I did, but that's irrelevant," Begich, the Democratic incumbent from Alaska, told the Washington Examiner. "The president's not relevant. He's gone in two years." Begich faces an existential threat from Republican Dan Sullivan in one of the pivotal Senate races this year, which could determine control of the Senate...
  • In Illinois, Vote Fraud Called 'Calibration Error'

    10/23/2014 9:52:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 54 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Voter Fraud: As early voting begins in the Land of Lincoln, President Obama casts his ballot and a Republican state senator voting for himself finds that his ballot was counted for his opponent. Eric Holder, call your office. The day after resigning as attorney General, Eric Holder told the Congressional Black Caucus that the voter ID laws he and his Justice Department opposed were answers to a problem that "doesn't exist." Yet when President Obama left the golf course Monday to vote early in his home state of Illinois, he was asked to present his ID before casting his ballot....
  • Hillary Clinton Supports Cuomo for NY Governor

    10/23/2014 9:43:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 23, 2014 | BY JONATHAN LEMIRE
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his bid for a second term. Clinton appeared Thursday at a Manhattan rally with the Democratic incumbent and his pick for lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul. Clinton says Cuomo is the "right leader at the right time." The rally was run by the Woman's Equality Party, a political organization founded by Cuomo.
  • Florida Race for Governor Is Symbol of Everything Wrong with Politics

    10/23/2014 9:38:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Matt Towery
    Contests for governor of Florida have recently gone from being competitive tussles between in-state partisans to no-holds-barred death matches with big national bucks flowing and network reporters presiding over televised debates. This year's battle between incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican turned Democrat challenger Charlie Crist has become the over-the-top crowned jewel of everything bad about modern day "national" politics. The real genesis of this "nationalization" of Florida politics can be found in the 2000 presidential electoral deadlock that held the nation spellbound for months. Many Americans who are otherwise apolitical still refer to "hanging chads" as if they...
  • Yikes: New Hampshire Democrat Holds Pro-Abortion Rally in Front of Halloween Decorations

    10/23/2014 9:25:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Democrat Ann Kuster has been representing New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district since 2013. As our own Matt Vespa has extensively covered, New Hampshire State Republican Marilinda Garcia is challenging Kuster for her seat. At this point, the race is a toss up with less than two weeks to go until Election Day. Yesterday Kuster's campaign held a pro-abortion, pro-choice event in an effort to rally liberal voters and forgot to take down the Halloween decorations portraying death in the background.
  • Hospitals battle state over emergency care for undocumented immigrants

    10/23/2014 9:24:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Tampabay.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | by Kathleen McGrory
    TALLAHASSEE — A coalition of Florida hospitals is challenging a state policy on emergency care for undocumented immigrants. Hospitals in states that participate in Medicaid, the joint state-federal health insurance program, are required to treat undocumented immigrants in emergency medical situations. In Florida, hospitals are reimbursed for those services by AHCA. AHCA used to pay for all emergency care for undocumented immigrants deemed "medically necessary," according to a petition filed in the Division of Administrative Hearings last week by the hospitals. But since 2010, the agency has been paying only to the point of "alleviation" or "stabilization." The hospitals argue...