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  • In Rare Interview, Matt Drudge Issues Major (no guns) Challenge to Obama and Hillary: ‘I Dare You!’

    10/06/2015 11:47:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 06, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Matt Drudge issued a dare to President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Tuesday, during a rare radio interview with Alex Jones. Drudge was responding to Jones asserting that a civil war may ensue if politicians attempt to confiscate guns. “Well, because they are all armed themselves. Where they all have that security around them themselves. They don’t have to worry about [security],” said Drudge, who refused to be on camera. “I challenge Hillary, take away your Secret Service. Take it away now! Take away your Secret Service! Dismiss them. Have no security around you. Have no guns around you, Hillary....
  • Second IT firm agrees to give Clinton’s server data to FBI

    10/06/2015 11:00:35 PM PDT · by Mariner · 13 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | October 6th, 2015 | By Greg Gordon and Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton hired a Connecticut company to back up her emails on a “cloud” storage system, and her lawyers have agreed to turn whatever it contains over to the FBI, a personal familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The disclosure came as a Republican Senate committee chairman, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, also asked the firm to turn over to the committee copies of any Clinton emails still in its possession. There were conflicting accounts as to whether the development could lead to recovery of any of Clinton’s more than 31,000 personal emails, which she said she deleted from her...
  • Bill Clinton to Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Has a "Macho Appeal"

    10/06/2015 10:45:01 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 10 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 06, 2015 | Ryan Gajewski
    "He's a master brander, and he's the most interesting character out there," the former president said about Trump's campaign success. Bill Clinton appeared on Tuesday's Late Show, where he weighed in on Donald Trump's early polling success. During the episode of the CBS late-night program, host Stephen Colbert asked the former president why he thinks Trump is off to such a hot start. "Because he's a master brander, and he's the most interesting character out there," Clinton said. "And because he says something that overrides the ideological differences." Clinton explained that Trump will brush aside questions about his political past...
  • The Oregon Shooter Was Not a Conservative Republican

    10/06/2015 9:52:15 PM PDT · by 100American · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Oct 6, 2015 | Zo
    Please view the video at the link below The Brotha Gets It, Big Time!
  • Second data storage firm emerges with possible cloud backups of Hillary Clinton’s emails

    10/06/2015 9:47:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    n August, we learned that IT company Platte River Networks, which maintained Hillary Clinton’s private email server, likely had made a backup copy of the data. Tonight, McCatchy Newspapers is reporting that another IT company, the Connecticut-based Datto Inc., was hired by Platte River to make a cloud-based backup of the server.
  • Democrat bloodies reporter over voter fraud questions

    10/06/2015 7:10:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Wolrd Net Daily ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    An Alabama Democrat was caught on video attacking a reporter who confronted him over voter fraud allegations on Tuesday. City councilman Amos Newsome of Dothan, Alabama, lashed out in the Dothan Civic Center parking lot after a City Commission meeting, the Donthan Eagle reported.
  • Matt Drudge: Media propping up ‘old and sick’ Hillary

    10/06/2015 9:33:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 06, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Media kingpin Matt Drudge on Tuesday railed against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s health and her politics, saying he was worried the nation would end up “with Hillary’s brain in the Oval Office in a jar.” “She’s old and she’s sick,” the Drudge Report founder said in an interview with Alex Jones. Drudge slammed the media for propping up Clinton’s candidacy. “She’s not a contender. They’re making her a contender with these propped up Saturday Night Live things. It’s like a head on a stick,” he said, chiding NBC for “giving her endless hours of airtime.” Note: Complete 45 minute...
  • Is illegal immigration changing America for the worse?

    10/06/2015 9:24:17 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-6-2015 | Bill O'Reilly
    New documentary series investigates the impact of illegal alien criminals on the US; Filmmaker on 'The O'Reilly Factor'
  • Alabama Democrat SLAPS Reporter For Asking About Voter Fraud Allegations [VIDEO]

    10/06/2015 9:23:58 PM PDT · by W. · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3:08 PM 10/06/2015 | Chuck Ross
    A Democratic city councilman in Dothan, Alabama struck a local TV reporter twice in the face on Tuesday after being asked about allegations that he engaged in voter fraud. According to the Dothan Eagle, WTVY reporter Ken Curtis confronted District 2 commissioner Amos Newsome over the allegations after a city council meeting and asked him if he would consider resigning That’s when Newsome, 80, lashed out, striking Curtis in the face.
  • Yes, Obama does want to take your guns

    10/06/2015 8:18:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Within hours of the killings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week, President Obama stepped to the White House lectern, admittedly without all the facts of the case, to shamelessly politicize the tragedy. “Somebody, somewhere will comment and say, Obama politicized this issue. Well, this is something we should politicize,” he said. Perhaps Obama’s open politicizing of the issue wasn’t the worst part, but instead it was his intellectual dishonesty when it comes to the “common-sense” gun laws he wants implemented. “What’s become routine, of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of common-sense gun legislation....
  • Emails: Qadaffi son offered talks, Clinton ordered top general to 'not take the call (Shortened)

    10/06/2015 8:05:36 PM PDT · by Amntn · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/6/15 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    Exclusive - New emails obtained by Fox News show that in March 2011, at the height of the Arab Spring revolution inside Libya, dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s son Saif was willing to talk peace from the ground in Libya – but a source told Fox News the offer was rejected by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the years since Qaddafi was forced from power, Libya's government has collapsed, and extremist groups including ISIS have exploited the power vacuum. While the Obama administration has promoted the use of "soft power" and diplomacy, the documents suggest the option was not vigorously pursued...
  • KSR Debate: "Would you defund Planned Parenthood?"

    10/06/2015 8:01:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    Matt Bevin: "Flashback to the last debate, when my opponent dodged a question on defunding Planned Parenthood." (video at link)
  • WOW...Marco Rubio accused of adultery during campaign event by heckler!

    10/06/2015 8:01:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 29 replies
    The Washington Times) ^ | 10/6/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio was caught off guard during a campaign event Tuesday after a heckler accused him of adultery. A man was escorted out of New York City’s Civic Hall during a question and answer session with the Florida senator, after he ranted about a wire fraud between a reporter and Warren Buffett and accused Mr. Rubio of cheating on his wife. “How do you plan to deal with wire fraud?” the unknown man asked Mr. Rubio, The Hill reported. “How do you plan to deal with accountability? “The answer is you can’t,” the man continued. “You cheated...
  • Fetal tissue researchers gave only to Democrats

    10/06/2015 7:34:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/15 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Not one scientist who received a federal grant last year for research involving fetal tissue has donated to a Republican candidate, but about two dozen have given to Democrats. Of about 150 researchers awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health in the category of "human fetal tissue," 23 have given money to Democratic political campaigns, according to an analysis of research grantees and two decades of data from the website Open Secrets. About half of the donors gave at some point to President Obama. Six gave to one or more of the Democratic Party organizations. Others gave to various...
  • Obviously because she knows she's better than you all

    10/06/2015 7:24:48 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Freep | 9/6/2015 | CharlesOconnell
     Tammy Bruce wants us to help Hill explain why she's running. "Why, Madame Secretary, it's just out of the goodness of your heart that you're going to stoop to rubbing shoulders with we smelly, commom schleps, and give us the benefit of your enlightened nobility in governing us and telling we slouching Neanderthals how we should live."
  • Brother of Oregon Shooting Survivor Wants Obama to ‘Quit Running the Gun Agenda’

    10/06/2015 7:10:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/5/15 | Josh Feldman
    The brother of one of the Oregon shooting survivors said on CNN tonight that President Obama should stop his “gun agenda” and focus on mental health.Jessy Atkinson is the brother of Cheyenne Fitzgerald, a teenager who was badly injured in the shooting and is currently recovering at the hospital. A GoFundMe page has already raised over $10,000.Atkinson and his mother Bonnie Schaan talked tonight to Anderson Cooper, who asked them what they would say to Obama if they get a chance to speak to him when he comes.Atkinson said, “Look where the problem really lies, and quit running the agenda––quit...
  • BRILLIANT! Watch Ted Cruz DESTROY Sierra Club President on Climate Change

    10/06/2015 6:44:09 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 116 replies
    The Right Scoop via Sen Ted Cruz ^ | 8-10-2015 | The Right Scoop via Sen Ted Cruz
    This is excellent. Ted Cruz masterfully debates Sierra Club President, Aaron Mair, on Climate Change, asking him about the objective data that shows no significant warming trend in the last 18 years. But Mair only wanted to focus on a study that he agrees with, that says 97 percent of scientists say the earth is cooking or something and claims the science is settled and no longer up for debate. It was pathetic. Cruz took him apart, exposing the fact that he doesn’t know what the heck he’s talking about, and then schooled a Democrat who objected. Watch:
  • Kasich on Immigration: ‘People Are Here Now - Let Them Stay’

    10/06/2015 6:31:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/6/15 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday his plan for immigration reform, which includes controlling the border, a guest worker program and amnesty. “We need to clean up the visas, but at the end of the day, people are here now. Let them stay,” he said. (video at link) Kasich, who voted for former President Ronald Reagan’s amnesty plan in 1986 as a congressman, said Tuesday that after the Reagan amnesty, the U.S. never locked its doors. U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Javier Palomarez asked Kasich, “How do...
  • Donald Trump defends his vocal support for eminent domain: ‘I think it’s a wonderful thing’

    10/06/2015 5:48:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 236 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/06/2015 | By Jenna Johnson
    Even though it's a stance not especially popular with some Republicans, Donald Trump continued to support eminent domain in an interview on Tuesday, calling it "a wonderful thing" that has unfairly received a bad rap.Trump, a billionaire known for his major real estate development projects, described eminent domain as a useful tool that local governments can use to prevent greedy homeowners from derailing major projects that could create thousands of jobs or provide a public good. Trump said that some conservatives don't fully understand how eminent domain works and don't realize that homeowners are usually paid "four, five, six, ten...
  • PPP national poll: Trump 27, Carson 17, Rubio 13, Bush 10

    10/06/2015 5:37:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    If all you’re interested in is the topline then this is the best poll for Trump in weeks. Only once since the second GOP debate had he reached as high as 26 percent in a national poll — until today. He’s still 10 points better than his closest competitor here. And although he’s dropped two points, from 29 percent to 27, since PPP published its last national poll on September 1st, no one else except for Marco Rubio has gained more than two points in that time either. Rubio picked up six points to move from fifth place to...
  • Jindal: Oregon shooter's father is a 'complete failure'

    10/06/2015 5:35:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/15 | Mark Hensch
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is blasting the father of accused Oregon shooter Chris Harper Mercer as a "complete failure" as a parent.Jindal said poor parenting and America's violent pop culture were to blame for the mass shooting last week, not the nation's gun laws, in a statement on Tuesday.“He’s a complete failure as a father [and] he should be embarrassed to even show his face in public,” said Jindal, a Republican presidential contender, about Ian Mercer, the father of Chris Harper Mercer. “He’s the real problem here."Jindal’s comments follow last week’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore....
  • Josh Earnest: Obama may do executive action (again) on guns

    10/06/2015 5:34:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 6, 2015 | Taylor Millard
    Fresh off Hillary Clinton announcing she was going to do gun control without Congressional authority, President Barack Obama appears to be leaning the same way again. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Monday it was time to get serious about keeping guns from certain people. “The president has frequently pushed his team to consider a range of executive actions that could more effectively keep guns out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn’t have access to them. That’s something that is ongoing here.” How this is different from the 2013 executive orders, no one is saying....
  • Barry Diller Says He'll Leave the Country If

    10/06/2015 5:22:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 74 replies
    Drudge ^ | Drudge
    Barry Diller Says He'll Leave the Country If Donald Trump Wins the White House
  • Emails show Qadaffi son offered talks – but Clinton ordered top general to 'not take the call,'...

    10/06/2015 4:54:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 6, 2015 | Catherine Herridge & Pamela Browne
    Full title: Emails show Qadaffi son offered talks – but Clinton ordered top general to 'not take the call,' source saysVideo at link. Exclusive - New emails obtained by Fox News show that in March 2011, at the height of the Arab Spring revolution inside Libya, dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s son Saif was willing to talk peace from the ground in Libya – but a source told Fox News the offer was rejected by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the years since Qaddafi was forced from power, Libya's government has collapsed, and extremist groups including ISIS have exploited the power...
  • American Federation of Teachers union spends $37 million on politics

    10/06/2015 4:43:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 6, 2015 | Jason Hart
    The 2015 American Federation of Teachers annual report shows a left-wing political machine humming on all cylinders — with teachers buying the gas. For the fiscal year ending June 30, the union reported $37.6 million in political activity and lobbying expenditures, a $12.7 million increase from the previous year. Even more political spending was tucked away elsewhere in AFT’s annual U.S. Department of Labor filing, reported as “Contributions, Gifts and Grants,” “General Overhead” or “Representational Activities.” AFT paid union president Randi Weingarten, one of the nation’s most prominent “progressive” activists, a total of $497,118. The union reported only 2 percent...
  • Ben Carson: ‘It Takes a Lot More Faith to Believe in Evolution’ Than ‘To Believe in God’

    10/06/2015 4:23:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/5/15 | Michael Chapman
    Dr. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon, a member of the distinguished National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, and the author of six best selling books, said that it takes faith to believe in God and to believe in evolution because both are “religion,” and he stressed that it requires “a lot more faith to believe in evolution.”“I think it’s quite evident from what you’ve seen tonight, it takes faith to believe in God, it takes faith to believe in evolution,” said Dr. Carson during a speech at the Celebration of Creation conference, as reported by the Adventist News Network.“I...
  • The Hard Untruths of Ta-Nehisi Coates

    10/06/2015 4:02:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Commentary ^ | SEPT. 24, 2015 | KYLE SMITH
    The Hard Untruths of Ta-Nehisi Coates A bestselling polemic riven with hatred thrills the liberal elite KYLE SMITH / SEPT. 24, 2015 Suppose you were a white person with a deep-seated dislike for black people, and you were intent on training your son to feel the same way. Suppose that, day after day, week after week, you instructed him to study the details of every instance of black-on-white crime. Say you advised your son to extrapolate from these incidents the notion that black people are generally dangerous, and that your zeal to present him with disturbing anecdotes along these lines...
  • Dilbert Creator Scott Adams on Donald Trump's "Linguistic Kill Shots"

    10/06/2015 3:46:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | October 6, 2015 | Justin Monticello & Zach Weissmueller
    Donald Trump has a way with words—and with people. Yet despite his popularity, he has been a mystery to the media, which have mostly derided his campaign as consisting of nothing more than random insults and ignorant bluster. Scott Adams, prolific author, blogger, and creator of the massively popular comic strip Dilbert, has a different theory. He tells Reason TV's Zach Weissmueller that the media are being trolled by a skilled manipulator, or in Adams's parlance, a Master Wizard. So exquisite does Adams believe Trump's skills to be that he predicts The Donald will go on to win the presidency.
  • How John Boehner could stay Speaker

    10/06/2015 3:27:25 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/06/2015 | Scott Wong
    Speaker John Boehner, who plans to leave office a day before Halloween, told a group of Republican colleagues last week he had an awful nightmare. “I had this terrible nightmare last night that I was trying to get out and I couldn’t get out,” the Ohio Republican joked, according to one of his longtime friends, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.). “And a hand came reaching, pulling me.”  But Boehner’s nightmare could become reality if House Republicans fail to rally around their nominee for Speaker in a floor vote set for Oct. 29. Boehner’s deputy, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), is...
  • Hillary Clinton's camp fears a new 'bimbo eruption' will put the kibosh on candidacy (truncated)

    10/06/2015 3:26:02 PM PDT · by freedomlover · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Freedomlover
    In recent weeks Hillary's campaign has found itself increasingly mired in the scandals of the past Paula Jones slammed Hillary saying she 'lied' about sexual scandals (snip) Gennifer Flowers, who had a 12 ­year­ affair with Clinton could be next Flowers has revealed Bill used to fantasize about having sex with his lover in a store window and have her use SEX TOYS on him (snip)(snip) Bill had a penchant for phone sex and sex ­play that involved blindfolding and she tied him to her bedposts with silk scarves (snip) Linda Tripp told Daily Mail Online Hillary ruthlessly destroyed the...
  • Justice Department set to free 6,000 prisoners, largest one-time release

    10/06/2015 3:18:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's National Security ^ | October 6, 2015 | Sari Horwitz
    The Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison — the largest one-time release of federal prisoners — in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences over the past three decades. The inmates from federal prisons nationwide will be set free by the department’s Bureau of Prisons between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2. Most of them will go to halfway houses and home confinement before being put on supervised release. The early release follows action by the U.S. Sentencing Commission — an independent agency that sets sentencing policies...
  • WH: Republicans Should Support Obamacare Expansion To Prevent Mass Shootings

    10/06/2015 2:49:18 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 10-6-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House is promoting the expansion of Medicaid through Obamacare as one way to prevent more gun violence, and urging Republicans to join forces with the president. “For those who say they want to work with the administration in limiting gun violence, we would welcome the support for the Affordable Care Act and expanding Medicaid,” spokesman Josh Earnest explained to reporters during the White House press briefing.
  • Reuters: Trump Continues to Dominate.

    10/06/2015 2:46:39 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 71 replies
    Reuters Tracking Poll ^ | 10/6/2015 | usafa92
    Trump continues to dominate
  • With Mrs. Clinton Bombing Out and Bernie Connecting with the Looney Tunes on the Left --

    10/06/2015 1:58:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, Joe Biden. Now, this has been an interesting case study. There has been fear and concern over the weaknesses of Hillary Clinton. Her polling numbers have been in the tank for most of the campaign. She does not excite anybody. She doesn't draw any crowds. She doesn't sell any books. She has no connection with Democrat voters at all on a personal basis. She has really no audience, if you want to look at it in that way. She's considered a de facto fait accompli front-runner, much like she was in 2008. It's her turn; it's her time....
  • Ben Carson just had an epic interview on 'The View' about Nazis, evolution, and hurricanes

    10/06/2015 1:54:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson went toe-to-toe with the hosts of "The View" on Tuesday. It wasn't a standard presidential-candidate interview. Whoopi Goldberg's first two questions to the soft-spoken Republican were: No. 1, whether he ever yelled; and No. 2, about his claim that "Nazi Germany could happen here." "That's not what I said," Carson protested. "What I said was that most people in Nazi Germany did not believe in what Hitler was doing. But did they speak up? No," "They kept their mouths shut. And when you do that, you are compromising your freedom and the freedom of people who...
  • Hillary Clinton Readies Oppo-Research to Go to War Against Joe Biden

    10/06/2015 1:53:19 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 29 replies
    New York Magazine/Daily Intelligencer ^ | 10/6/2015 | Gabriel Sherman
    If Joe Biden jumps into the Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton will be ready to go on the offensive. According to a Clinton campaign source, a team of opposition researchers working on behalf of Clinton is currently digging through Biden’s long record in office to develop attack lines in case the vice-president runs. The research effort started about a month ago and is being conducted by operatives at Correct the Record, the pro-Hillary superpac founded by David Brock, which is coordinating with the Clinton campaign. According to the source, the research has turned up material on Biden’s ties to Wall Street;...
  • Historic Pacific trade deal faces skeptics in U.S. Congress

    10/06/2015 1:52:55 PM PDT · by Mariner · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 6th, 2015 | By Krista Hughes and Kevin Krolicki
    welve Pacific Rim countries on Monday reached the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalize commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy in a deal that faces skepticism from U.S. lawmakers. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact struck in Atlanta after marathon talks could reshape industries, change the cost of products from cheese to cancer treatments and have repercussions for drug companies and automakers. Tired negotiators worked round the clock over the weekend to settle tough issues such as monopoly rights for new biotech drugs. New Zealand's demand for greater access for its dairy exports was only...
  • U Penn Professor Calls Ben Carson ‘Coon of the Year’ on Twitter

    10/06/2015 1:46:40 PM PDT · by detective · 85 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 6, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    University of Pennsylvania professor of religion recently called African-American presidential candidate Ben Carson a “coon” on Twitter. Anthea Butler used the racist term in a tweet responding to a Sports Illustrated article on how Carson didn’t mind NASCAR fans flying the Confederate flag on private property. “If only there was a ‘coon of the year’ award…” she lamented.
  • WATCH: Man Accuses Marco Rubio of Adultery at NYC Event

    10/06/2015 1:34:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/6/15 | Matt Wilstein
    A man was physically removed from a Marco Rubio campaign event in New York City on Tuesday after he stood up and asked a series of seemingly-unrelated questions about alleged scandals involving “wire fraud” and adultery. “How do you plan to fix accountability in courts? How do you plan to deal with fraud” the man asked Rubio as the event’s moderator tried to make him stop talking. “The answer is you can’t. You cheated on your wife in Florida.” “I think you should drop out of the race,” he added. “Your polling numbers are too low to win.” Watch video...
  • Rubio Surpasses Bush, Trump Still On Top [31%]

    10/06/2015 1:27:46 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 34 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 10/6/15 | Reid Wilson
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump retains his commanding lead in the race for the Republican presidential race, a new poll finds, even though many voters say they view the bombastic billionaire in an unfavorable light. Trump takes 31 percent of the vote in the new Morning Consult poll, easily outpacing retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s 13 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) finishes in third place, at 10 percent, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), at 7 percent.
  • Ben Carson: ‘I Never Saw a Body with Bullet Holes That Was More Devastating’ Than Taking Away 2nd...

    10/06/2015 1:26:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/6/15 | Melanie Hunter
    In a post on his Facebook page Monday night, GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said he “never saw a body with bullet holes more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away." In response to a question from a supporter named Dan, who asked him how the tragedy in Oregon has altered his position as a Second Amendment supporter, Carson wrote, “Dan, I grew up in the slums of Detroit. I saw plenty of gun violence as a child. Both of my cousins were killed on the streets. As a Doctor, I spent many a...
  • Florida candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood

    10/06/2015 1:23:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    The Orlando Sentinal ^ | October 5, 2015 | Brendan Farrington
    Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn't survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood. Now that he's a candidate for U.S. Senate, the story is coming back to bite him. The chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida has resigned to call attention to Invictus' candidacy in hopes that other party leaders will denounce him. Adrian Wyllie, who was the Libertarian candidate for governor last year, says Invictus...
  • Exclusive: Biden himself leaked word of his son's dying wish

    10/06/2015 1:09:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | October 6, 2015 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August. Aug. 1, to be exact — the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a column that marked a turning point in the presidential speculation.
  • Trump Holding Steady Nationally; Rubio Biggest Gainer

    10/06/2015 1:09:22 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 31 replies
    PPP ^ | 10/615 | Tom Jansen
    PPP's newest national Republican poll actually finds the top of the field in a pretty similar place to where it was in late August. Donald Trump leads the field with 27%, similar to the 29% he had on our last survey. Ben Carson is in second place with 17%, also similar to the 15% he had last time around. Marco Rubio at 13%, Jeb Bush at 10%, Ted Cruz at 7%, Carly Fi orina at 6%, and Mike Huckab ee and John Kasich each at 4% round out the list of candida tes with decent levels of support. Chris Christie,...
  • New York Times Column: Why Marco Rubio’s Chances Are Rising

    10/06/2015 1:06:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/06/2015 | Nate Cohn
    A lot has changed since April, when Marco Rubio announced his presidential bid. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was the top candidate of mainstream conservative activists and donors. Jeb Bush seemed like a fund-raising juggernaut with natural appeal to the party’s moderate voters, who play an underrated role in the Republican primary process. Mr. Rubio, a broadly appealing candidate but the top choice of few, looked boxed out. Today, Mr. Rubio isn’t blocked. Instead, he has a big opening. Mr. Walker dropped out of the race, and Mr. Bush does not look nearly as strong as it seemed he might....
  • Drive-Bys Desperate to Force Out Trump

    10/06/2015 12:55:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let's move on to the Trump stuff. We go to the audio sound bites, and first up, Stuart Stevens. This is last night on CNN. The program is The Lead with Jacob Tapper. He spoke with Stuart Stevens, who is a former Mitt Romney campaign strategist. And of course they're talking about the Trumpster and the Trumpster's presidential campaign. And Tapper says to Romney's campaign strategist -- and these people know about losing, so they might be the ones to ask. "You don't think Trump's gonna make it, eh, Stu?" STEVENS: I don't think he's gonna be on the...
  • Russia to meet with Oil Producers to address the low price of oil.

    10/06/2015 12:29:38 PM PDT · by 100American · 18 replies ^ | OCTOBER 6TH, 2015 | DR. KENT MOORS
    Over the weekend, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced that Moscow is ready to meet with both OPEC and other oil producers to address the low price of oil. For the first time in nearly 11 months, geopolitics is likely to give support to higher crude, and oil prices saw a new push. Ever since OPEC decided last Thanksgiving to defend market share rather than price, crude has been in a swoon. That has had a major negative impact on countries relying upon the sale of oil to balance their central budgets. All producing countries have been affected as oil...

    10/06/2015 12:10:52 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 48 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    MCALLEN, TEXAS — A previously deported criminal alien from El Salvador who was convicted of kidnapping and raping a 12-year-old at gunpoint has made his way back to Texas across the porous U.S.-Mexico border. Agents with the U.S. Border Patrol arrested 34-year-old Rene Vladimir Escobar Bautista over the weekend near the border city of Hidalgo, court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed. During an investigation into his background, authorities learned that Escobar had been deported in 2003 following a federal prison sentence on a child rape case. In 2001, federal authorities arrested Escobar who was 20-years-old at the time after...
  • Supreme Court Justices Get More Liberal As They Get Older

    10/06/2015 11:33:10 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    The Supreme Court justices are back from vacation. They’ve picked up their robes from the cleaners — Alito’s had a pesky mustard stain — and are reassembling Monday to hear the first of the new term’s arguments. Another term means a fresh set of cases and issues; the court will grapple with affirmative action, the death penalty, labor unions and redistricting. And, because of the incessant drumbeat of time, it also means that each justice is a year older. That might just change how they vote. There’s an old saw, often mistakenly attributed to Winston Churchill, that goes something like...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio [R]

    10/06/2015 11:26:34 AM PDT · by Hanna548 · 20 replies
    Gov Track US ^ | US Gov't
    From Jan 2011 to Oct 2015, Rubio missed 160 of 1,417 roll call votes, which is 11.3%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.