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  • Here's Four Reasons There's A Big Chance Hillary or Bernie Will Be Elected

    02/14/2016 1:11:54 PM PST · by Kaslin ^ | February 14, 2016 | Doug Giles
    1. Left leaning "Pop culture" and "entertainment" has so destroyed the value of having a traditional family that we've got a stack of un-moored morons that are now actually looking to the State to be daddy and mommy. Hillary's "It takes a village" mantra sounds awesome to the village idiots. That said, I have one word for the duped dupes who're eye-balling the state as some sort of central parental unit to raise you and yours: Ahahahahahaha. Good luck. 2. Via the public schools, we've now got a veritable army of useful dolts who have a massive entitlement mentality. I've...
  • Donald Trump, Republican Front-Runner, Wins Applause From Code Pink

    02/14/2016 12:50:31 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies ^ | 02/14/2016 | Sam Stein Senior Politics Editor
    It’s not every day that anti-war groups find themselves cheering on leading Republican presidential candidates. But, then again, this hasn’t been a presidential campaign that’s stuck to the script. The morning after he called the Iraq War a huge misstep and argued that President George W. Bush lied to get the country into it, Donald Trump has earned praise from, of all places, Code Pink, the group best known for protesting the Iraq War and subsequent military interventions. “I watched the debate last night and LOVED IT,” Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin said in an email.
  • Bernie Sanders's Free College Tuition Problem: Shakedown of the nation's students

    02/14/2016 12:49:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2016 | By Michael Bargo, Jr.
    Bernie Sanders is running for president of the United States proclaiming that under his presidency, all Americans will have the opportunity to attend public college for free. There's only one fly in the ointment of this free college proposal: today in Illinois, half of the public college and university tuition goes not toward education, but toward pensions for college professors who no longer work. So in order for Sanders to make college free, someone, other than students, has to pick up the huge cost of the retired professors' pensions. He has said nothing about eliminating this cost by forcing public...
  • Flashback: Senate Democrats in 1960 pass resolution against election-year SCOUS recess appointments

    02/14/2016 12:33:04 PM PST · by · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 13 | David Bernstein
    Thanks to a VC commenter, I discovered that in August 1960, the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a resolution, S.RES. 334, "Expressing the sense of the Senate that the president should not make recess appointments to the Supreme Court, except to prevent or end a breakdown in the administration of the Court's business." Each of President Eisenhower's SCOTUS appointments had initially been a recess appointment who was later confirmed by the Senate, and the Democrats were apparently concerned that Ike would try to fill any last-minute vacancy that might arise with a recess appointment. Not surprisingly, the Republicans objected, insisting that the...
  • Nobody Won the South Carolina Debate: Conservatism Lost

    02/14/2016 12:29:50 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/14/2015 | David French
    I’m done. Until the fundamental dynamic of the GOP primary race changes, I’m done with parsing debate winners and losers. So long as Donald Trump dominates an overly-large field of ambitious, fratricidal competitors, we will continue to see absurdities like the following: 1. Trump — the Republican front-runner, no less — borrowing language from and Daily Kos to advance the absurd “Bush lied, people died” Iraq War narrative, attacking his fellow Republicans with far more fury than even Hillary Clinton can muster. 2. Trump repeatedly and loudly holding George Bush responsible for 9/11 and the fall of the World...
  • Trump: Bush family used eminent domain to build a baseball park

    February 07, 2016 Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family – I found this five minutes ago – they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." When host George Stephanopoulos said...
  • Foreclosure crisis snarls Clinton, Sanders’ efforts to reach Nevada voters

    02/14/2016 11:49:20 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 4 replies
    OAN ^ | 2/14/16 | Luciana Lopez
    Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are flooding Nevada with volunteers ahead of this week’s key nominating contest but they face a problem – the addresses, phone numbers and other personal data they need to reach many voters are out of date. Nevada, which is more than a quarter Latino, was one of the states worst affected by the 2008 financial meltdown, with hundreds of thousands of families unable to pay their mortgages and forced to move in a crisis that by some estimates hit minorities twice as hard as whites. With the foreclosed homes often switching hands...
  • Obama has rare parliamentary window to make recess appointment to succeed Scalia

    02/14/2016 11:45:57 AM PST · by bushwon · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/13/16 | Chad Pergram
    There was much hubbub in late 2012 when President Obama made four recess appointments during a short recess The case later went to the Supreme Court and the maneuver was ruled to be unconstitutional... The key in the 2014 Supreme Court decision regarding the president's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board over the three-day break was that the justices found the executive branch determined what it interpreted as a recess. But Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in the majority opinion that under the Constitution "the Senate is in session when it says it is." Obama said Saturday night that he...
  • Republicans Name the Presidential Candidate They Trust Most to Replace Justice Antonin Scalia

    02/14/2016 11:41:54 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 60 replies
    IJReview ^ | 2/14/15 | Justin Green
    Supreme Court Justice Antontin Scalia died Saturday while on a hunting trip in Texas. He was 79, a pioneer of conservative thought on the Court, and will be forever remembered for his acerbic wit and legendary quotes.Now with Republicans both in the presidential race and the Senate saying they’ll stall until 2017 to allow a new Justice to be seated on the court, the question is here: Which candidate do Republicans trust the most to name Scalia’s successor?The answer, according to an Independent Journal Review poll conducted by Google Consumer Surveys, is Ted Cruz, trailed by Donald Trump and Marco...
  • Excel Scoresheet: Who Should Republicans Nominate for President?

    02/14/2016 11:22:26 AM PST · by poconopundit · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/14/2016 | PoconoPundit
    The battle of conservative issue purity has been waged on Free Republic for many months! And I'm not sure the Trumpbots and Cruzbots will ever agree on who is the most conservative. And I think it varies issue by issue. But I'm not going to argue here about who is the more conservative. Rather, my aim is to show a spreadsheet analysis of the four voting dimensions I consider important in selecting a republican you want to vote for in primary. The dimensions are: 1) Conservative positions; 2) Independence; 3) Executive experience; and 4) Electability. See the chart...
  • Republicans to randomly assign UH debate tickets

    02/14/2016 11:20:43 AM PST · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 12, 2016 | Benjamin Wermund
    The Republican Party of Texas said the tickets will be distributed randomly 72 hours before the Feb. 25 debate. . . . A website set up by the Republican Party of Texas for people to enter to win tickets says no donation is required. A UH spokeswoman said Moores Opera House seats about 800 people.
  • Why Donald Trump's vicious attack on George W. Bush was so brutally effective — and brilliant

    02/14/2016 11:19:26 AM PST · by dlt · 99 replies
    The Week ^ | 2-14-2016 | James Poulus
    "But Trump is not just running against Bushism. He's running against what it's a symptom of the certain kind of insider sophistry that he says defines the political class. That's why he was onstage at all last night. That's why he's in first place now. And that's why he's more at home in the GOP than so many want to admit."
  • Who Would Donald Trump Appoint to the Supreme Court?

    02/14/2016 11:12:21 AM PST · by pilgrim · 52 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 12.23.15 | Frank Cannon
    <p>Donald Trump says a lot of things. We've become all too used to that now. Some of these things should probably be taken with a grain of salt - "Only Rosie O'Donnell" comes to mind - but some deserve to be analyzed more closely.</p>
  • Donald Trump Dominates Drudge Report Poll

    02/14/2016 10:55:09 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 48 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Feb. 14, 2016 | Drudge Report
    TRUMP 54.55% (274,163 votes) CRUZ 21.13% (106,192 votes) RUBIO 13.15% (66,088 votes) KASICH 5.37% (26,999 votes) BUSH 3.21% (16,125 votes) CARSON 2.59% (13,054 votes)
  • Senate Democrats in 1960 pass resolution against election-year Supreme Court recess appointments

    02/14/2016 10:51:03 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/13/16 | David Bernstein
    in August 1960, the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a resolution, S.RES. 334, “Expressing the sense of the Senate that the president should not make recess appointments to the Supreme Court, except to prevent or end a breakdown in the administration of the Court’s business.” Each of President Eisenhower’s SCOTUS appointments had initially been a recess appointment who was later confirmed by the Senate, and the Democrats were apparently concerned that Ike would try to fill any last-minute vacancy that might arise with a recess appointment. Not surprisingly, the Republicans objected, insisting that the Court should have a full complement of Justices...
  • Dems Fundraise Off Scalia Death

    02/14/2016 10:44:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/13/16 | Daniel Halper
    Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia died today and already the Democratic party is fundraising off his death. In an email sent out by the Democratic National Committee, supporters are asked to chipping in some money for the coming Supreme Court nomination fight.
  • Jeb Bush: Obama Has 'Every Right' To Submit Nominee To Replace Scalia (RINO/GOPe Surrender Caucus)

    02/14/2016 10:26:37 AM PST · by drewh · 61 replies
    San Jose News ^ | 02/14/2016 09:27:17 AM PST
    Jeb Bush says it doesn't matter to him whether Senate Republicans vote on any Supreme Court nominee President Barack Obama may send to Capitol Hill to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Bush tells CNN's "State of the Union" that the decision is up to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- who's said there will be no such vote until Obama leaves office in January. The Republican presidential candidate says "it's not important to me" whether there's a vote before then. That sentiment isn't shared by Bush's Republican presidential rivals. Soon after Scalia's death, they were demanding that a prospective Obama...
  • NRA: Scalia death puts gun rights in jeopardy

    02/14/2016 10:18:08 AM PST · by snarkpup · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/13/16 11:22 PM | Paul Bedard
    Gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association said that conservative Justice Antonin Scalia's death Saturday puts gun rights on the line. "We are one justice away from a Supreme Court that would harm our Second Amendment rights," said the NRA.
  • Bill prohibits added requirements for gun permits(AL)

    02/14/2016 9:59:08 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 2/12/2016 | Mary Sell
    The Alabama Senate on Thursday passed legislation to prohibit municipalities and counties from putting additional fees and taxes or purchasing requirements on firearms, ammunition or concealed carry permits. On the Senate floor, Sen. Phil Williams, R-Rainbow City, said he's heard anecdotally about county sheriffs in the state trying to require residents write an essay, or show a high school diploma to get a concealed carry permit. He also cited examples from other states where municipalities had raised taxes on firearms and ammunition. "That's the monkey business we're prohibiting here," Williams said.
  • Why Sanders thinks he'll flip Clinton's super delegates

    02/14/2016 9:51:00 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 30 replies ^ | February 14, 2016 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Bernie Sanders said Sunday he thinks he can cut into his rival Hillary Clinton's lead among super delegates in the race for the Democratic nomination - a lead that allowed Clinton to salvage her substantial loss in New Hampshire's Democratic primary last week. "If we continue to do well around the country and if super delegates - whose main interest in life is to make sure that we do not have a Republican in the White House - if they understand that I am the candidate and I believe that I am who is best suited to defeat the Republican...
  • Trump orders campaign to put negative Cruz ad back up

    02/14/2016 9:42:13 AM PST · by springwater13 · 162 replies
    On @FaceTheNation, Trump said he has ordered his campaign to put its anti-Cruz ad back on the air in South Carolina, per a transcript. Trump on anti-Cruz ad in S.C.: "I pulled it down because I wanted to be nice. ... I saw him do a negative ad on me, I said put it back up."
  • Poll: Who won the CBS News Republican debate?

    02/14/2016 9:28:00 AM PST · by TBBT · 45 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/14/16 | Anthony Salvanto, Fred Backus, Jennifer De Pinto, Sarah Dutton
    mmediately after Saturday night's Republican debate, CBS News interviewed a nationally representative sample of debate watchers assembled by GfK's Knowledge Panel who identified themselves as Republicans or independents. Thirty-two percent of these debate watchers say Marco Rubio won the debate, beating out Donald Trump (24 percent) and John Kasich (19 percent), who are ranked second and third, respectively. Further down on the list are Ted Cruz (12 percent), Ben Carson (8 percent), and Jeb Bush (5 percent). The gloves come off in the CBS News Republican debate Republican debate: Donald Trump promises to cut use of profanity Marco Rubio is...
  • CBS Poll: Rubio Won Debate

    02/14/2016 9:16:32 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 78 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 14 Feb 2016 | Greg Richter
    Florida Sen. Marco made up for his poor showing in the New Hampshire presidential debate a week earlier, rating the highest in a CBS News/GfK poll immediately after Saturday's GOP debate in South Carolina. Here's how Republicans and independents who watched the debate responded when asked who won: Marco Rubio: 32 percent Donald Trump: 24 percent John Kasich: 19 percent Ted Cruz: 12 percent Ben Carson: 8 percent Jeb Bush: 5 percent Rubio is the "clear favorite" among respondents identifying themselves as Republicans, while independents are split between Trump, Kasich and Rubio, CBS News reported.
  • Jeb: 'I won't blame Obama for single thing'

    02/14/2016 9:11:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    WND ^ | 02/08/16
    Jeb Bush vowed Monday that he will not scapegoat President Obama for any challenges he faces should he be elected president. “My pledge to you: When I’m president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing,” he told listeners at the Nashua Country Club in Nashua, N.H. “The day that I’m sworn into office, I’m on watch — whatever it is.” “I am really tired of politicians that blame their predecessors,” the Republican White House hopeful added. “I have a personal kind of feeling about it having watched it for a while.  
  • Post Debate Thoughts – RNC Head Reince Priebus Becomes Trump’s Greatest Ally…

    02/14/2016 9:07:26 AM PST · by GilGil · 47 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 2/14/2016 | Sundance
    When the elephant dust settled, Trump emerged – yet again, victorious. This about sums it up: I am not a Trump supporter but that was a bloodbath. He tied that whole stage and audience into a package and stamped “Washington Bulls–t” on it. Then he set it on fire and walked off. Another summary via Twitter: Tonight, Trump poured gasoline on 30 years of neocon foreign policy thinking and lit the match. It was beautiful. #GOPDebate Or this one: Trump was just Trump tonight — the lone guy fighting all Establishment comers, including that obnoxious audience. And another: Some good,...
  • Military Preparing to Fight ‘Climate Change’ Instead of Wars?

    When our national focus was still sane, the United States Department of Defense had a singular goal: defending the U.S, while maintaining the capability to wage war on two fronts. What did that look like? If the United States were drawn into a two front war like World War II, we would be able to triumph. So what happens when you take on so many priorities that the objective actually becomes more elusive? We should ask the Pentagon after they implement Directive E 4715.21, or the directive relating to "Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience." The directive comes as a direct...
  • Trump op-ed from 1999 (A Choice for Human Rights)

    02/14/2016 8:56:09 AM PST · by ml/nj · 24 replies
    Miami Hearld (Originally) ^ | June 25, 1999 | Donald Trump
    Several large European investment groups have asked me to take the ``Trump Magic'' to Cuba. They have ``begged'' me to form partnerships to build casino-hotels in Havana. With the influx of foreign tourists, we would make a fortune, they promise, and they are no doubt right. They are also right to say that this type of arrangement would allow me to skirt the U. S.-imposed embargo. But rushing to join those who would do business in Cuba would do more than that. It would place me directly at odds with the longstanding U. S. policy of isolating Fidel Castro. I...
  • Still Report #615 - Fake Boos, Fake Applause

    02/14/2016 8:55:27 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies ^ | February 14, 2016 | Bill Still
    Last night's Republican debate set an absolute new low for the desperate manipulation of the at-home television audience during a political debate. Did you notice how loud the cheers were for Bush and Rubio and how loud the boos were for Trump? Did you notice how small the auditorium was for what sounded like so many boos? This is in a state - South Carolina - where the latest polls show Trump leading all opponents by a 20 point margin. Did you notice that when CBS would take an audience shot during some of the booing of Trump, in the...
  • Trump was out of control in South Carolina debate (Delusional? Only in your fetid imagination troll)

    02/14/2016 8:36:23 AM PST · by DCdude · 303 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/14/2016 | John Podhoretz
    Donald Trump was so awful, so horrible, so disgusting in the latest Republican debate — his lies, his distortions, his deceits, and his libels thicker and fouler than they’ve yet been—that he’s done us all a favor. If he wins easily in South Carolina after his monstrous turn, he’ll be going straight to the Republican nomination. Such a victory in a classically conservative state like South Carolina after his romp in idiosyncratic New Hampshire will prove Trump’s repellent personality is the real key to his success. You want me to delineate his dishonesties? That would be like asking me to...
  • Bill Clinton downplays Obama: ‘We’re all mixed-race people’

    02/14/2016 8:36:15 AM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    nypost ^ | Feb. 14, 2016 | Aaron Short
    Bill Clinton still wants to be known as America's "first black president." The former president downplayed President Obama's historic presidency, telling a Memphis crowd Friday everyone has some African ancestry. "Unless your ancestors, every one of you, are 100 percent, 100 percent from sub-Saharan Africa, we are all mixed-race people," he said, according to reports.
  • Republicans Debate in South Carolina; Moderator Urged Obama to ‘Pulverize’ GOP

    02/14/2016 8:32:25 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 02/13/16 | Tony Lee
    When Democrats debated on Thursday, one of their moderators—PBS’s Judy Woodruff—was a Clinton Foundation donor who conveniently did not ask Hillary Clinton about her email scandal just hours after news about the Clinton Foundation subpoenas dominated the news cycle. Republicans will not be as lucky. CBS’s John Dickerson, who urged President Barack Obama to “pulverize” Republicans, will moderate tonight’s debate.
  • Donald Trump Defends Planned Parenthood Funding, Impeaching G. W. Bush, at GOP Debate

    02/14/2016 8:30:34 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 54 replies ^ | 14 Feb 16 | Samuel Smith
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump defended federal funding to Planned Parenthood during Saturday night's presidential debate in South Carolina and also did not back away from his past support of impeaching former President George W. Bush. At times during the debate, the discussion led to very heated back-and-forth exchanges between candidates, most of which involved the billionaire real estate mogul who currently leads by wide margins in most South Carolina Republican nomination polls. After Trump used former President Ronald Reagan to defend himself as "flexible" for changing his mind on certain issues like abortion and his views on Democratic frontrunner...
  • Army looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testing

    02/14/2016 8:26:16 AM PST · by pabianice · 30 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 2/14/16 | Baldor
    Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing. Prospective soldiers will be asked to run, jump, lift a weight and throw a heavy ball — all to help the Army figure out if the recruit can handle a job with high physical demands or should be directed to a more sedentary assignment. The new tests come as the Pentagon is opening all combat posts to women, a process that involves setting physical standards for every job...
  • Poll: South Carolina still solidly for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

    02/14/2016 8:13:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    The CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows that Donald Trump keeps a large lead in South Carolina, bolstered by support from conservatives and also from evangelical voters, who make up a large share of the electorate here.
  • 'Look out, we are heading for a crash again', warns William White, the central banker (tr)

    02/14/2016 8:05:54 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    The world is facing a new crisis caused by an explosion in debt. So warns William White, the central banker who famously predicted the crisis of 2008. As financial markets reeled last week and fears of a fresh recession or even banking crisis sparked panic, White was more than willing to issue yet another prophecy of doom. The world is now facing a crunch that could see a collapse in property prices, including those in London; a new global banking crisis; waves of cheap commodities savaging Western industrial centres; and the need for debts to be written off on a...
  • Video: Jeb Bush shrugs sholders on Senate vote to replace Scalia - "not important to me"

    02/14/2016 8:03:54 AM PST · by springwater13 · 92 replies
    This was in an interview this morning with Dana Bash on CNN. See link for the video.
  • Ted Cruz Plans to Filibuster Any Supreme Court Nominee Made by President Obama

    02/14/2016 8:03:22 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 90 replies
    ABC ^ | Feb 14, 2016, 10:04 AM ET | JESSICA HOPPER
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz said on “This Week” that he plans to filibuster any Supreme Court nominee made by President Obama to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Cruz described the Supreme Court vacancy left by Scalia as having a "profound impact" on the Republican primary that will change the contours of the presidential race. He argued voters -- not a "lame-duck president" -- should decide who will replace the longtime conservative judge who died Saturday. "This is a 5-4 court -- the next election needs to be a referendum on the court," Cruz told ABC News' George...
  • Conservative Party Officially Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    02/14/2016 7:52:15 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies ^ | February 14, 2016
    2016 PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENTFor Immediate Release:  Conservative Party Officially Endorses Ted Cruz For PresidentAfter careful consideration and serious reflection, the Conservative Party is pleased to announce it officially endorses Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for President of these United States.Ted Cruz is a solid conservative patriot who has a keen understanding of what is needed to save America from the liberal-induced moral and social decline and the duplicity of a cowardly, hidebound Republican Party establishment that refuses to stop it.Senator Cruz is a shining example of what it really means to be a true social, constitutional and fiscal conservative.   His undergraduate, law...
  • Jeb Bush on George W. Bush: 'My brother will help a lot'

    02/14/2016 6:38:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    WPTZ ^ | 2/14/16 | Z. Byron Wolf
    Jeb Bush said campaigning with his brother, former President George W. Bush, tomorrow could help save his presidential campaign. -snip- "The point is, is he a popular Republican? You bet he is," Bush said of his brother. "And he will make the point ... that he knows what it takes to be president of the United States, to be commander-in-chief, to keep the country safe and that he believes that I have those skills based on my record and based on how he knows me, and that will be validator in South Carolina where values matter and where national defense...
  • Donald Trump: Bush Admin: "Everything is A Lie" (From 2007)

    02/14/2016 7:50:24 AM PST · by dlt · 37 replies
    Trump CNN Interview 2007 ^ | March 2007 | Donald Trump
    You Tube. Trump explained in 2007 that the Iraq War turned into a civil war; someday the US will have to leave and "it will be a disaster." Trump reached out to returning maimed Iraqi vets. Worth a watch.
  • WOW! Trump Takes On Debate Audience as ‘Jeb’s Special Interests and Operatives’ (VIDEO)

    02/14/2016 7:18:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/14/16 | Jim Hoft
    Wow! He did it again. Last week Donald Trump attacked the stacked debate audience in New Hampshire.Tonight he did it again! Donald Trump attacked the audience again tonight in South Carolina saying they were Jeb Bush lobbyists.Ouch!Donald Trump: You know who that is? That’s Jeb’s special interests and lobbyists talking here! They didn’t like that.
  • Hillary (2)

    02/14/2016 7:06:39 AM PST · by NRx · 24 replies
    Self Evident ^ | 02-05-2016 | Nemo
    OK, full disclosure: I do not like Hillary Clinton. Actually, I think the Clintons are sociopaths. Literally. Both of them.Of course, I could be wrong. I am fully aware that most of what I believe is the result of deliberate propaganda. Just like most of what you believe.That is why I look for stories that I can evaluate based on my own direct, personal knowledge. In that spirit, from all the wonderful Clinton stories over the years, I want to discuss just two.The first is the cattle futures incident. I am sufficiently familiar with markets to know that there is...
  • Valerie Jarrett Unleashes Media Attack Upon Supreme Court Justice Scalia

    02/14/2016 6:57:13 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 64 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | December 11, 2015
    It has long been known, though rarely spoken of publicly, that Valerie Jarrett, Senior White House adviser to Barack Obama and perhaps the single most influential figure in Washington D.C. deems the Supreme Court as the key to solidifying her version of America for generations to come. Maybe that is why she has allegedly set her sights on damaging perhaps the most conservative member of that court, Justice Antonin Scalia. Two days ago, Justice Scalia remarked during a case involving the University of Texas and race-based admission policies that favor minority students over white students. Scalia cited an amicus brief...
  • India-born judge Srikanth Srinivasan favourite for elevation (Supreme Court)

    02/14/2016 6:56:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 2/14/2016
    Washington, February 14, 2016 India-born judge Srikanth Srinivasan favourite for elevation In this September 27, 2013 photo, Sri Srinivasan takes oath as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Srinivasan is among President Barack Obama's likely options as he looks for a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday. He was Mr. Obama's principal deputy solicitor general, most notably working on the successful fight against the Defence of Marriage Act. Death of a serving judge of the U.S. Supreme Court has set off acrimonious...
  • Why Ted Cruz's Preemptive Rejection of a Supreme Court Nominee Is Illegitimate

    02/14/2016 6:34:31 AM PST · by SMGFan · 62 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 13, 2016 | Conor Friedersdorf
    The GOP presidential candidate—and at least two of his rivals—are acting as if the meaning of the Constitution changes depending on the timing of the next election. Antonin Scalia is dead. Is it legitimate for the Republican-controlled Senate to refrain from confirming a replacement for the late Supreme Court justice until a new president is elected, as Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson and others on the right have urged? Or does the Senate have an obligation to approve a qualified nominee put forth by President Obama, as many on the left argued as soon as news of the death...
  • Trump Goes Code Pink on George W. Bush

    02/14/2016 6:25:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 157 replies
    Politico ^ | February 14, 2016 | By Michael Grunwald
    It was weird that an angry Code Pink-style protester interrupted last night's Republican presidential debate with a barrage of familiar Democratic talking points about George W. Bush - that he lied the country into a disastrous war in Iraq, failed to prevent the September 11 attacks, and even whiffed on an opportunity to kill Osama bin Laden. It was especially weird that the protestor was one Donald J. Trump, who happens to be the front-runner for the Republican nomination. Trump didn't just call the Iraq war a mistake. He called it "a big fat mistake." And he didn't call it...
  • A Divine Exclamation Point?

    02/14/2016 6:13:14 AM PST · by GYEBALE · 7 replies
    February 14, 2016 | Me
    Yesterday afternoon when I heard the sad news that Justice Scalia had died, I felt like I had been sucker punched. With the news of Scalia’s death, thoughts tumbled into my mind about how critically important this election really is and how we cannot afford to get this wrong. There is just too much at stake, so many issues seem poised to take this nation into darkness and possibly real despair if they are not thoughtfully, objectively, humbly, prayerfully addressed. If the leaders we are choosing are not doing their absolute best to serve this nation, its people, its Constitution...
  • How's that again, Hillary?

    02/14/2016 5:48:07 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    email | 2/14/2016 | email
    "My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I'm glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know... the remnants of prior situations and mind-sets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture, and we didn't do that, and I'm proud of that. Very proud. I would say that's A major accomplishment." - Hillary Clinton 11 March 2014
  • Goldman Sachs cozy relationship with the Malaysian government (the Clinton connection)

    02/14/2016 5:13:19 AM PST · by Liz · 4 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | 2/13/15 | staff
    The fallout from the widening G/S scandal involves Tim Leissner, chairman of Goldman/s SE Asia operations, who is on leave of absence. He helped set up a state fund ---1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Goldman was paid sky-high commissions for bond sales. Then $681 million mysteriously turned up in the bank account of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. The FBI is investigating w/ a wider probes of money-laundering allegations spanning five countries. Some transactions illustrate the cozy relationship between Goldman and the government. The sum of three bond sales for 1MDB back in 2012 and 2013, some $6.5 billion, reportedly yielded...
  • Grading the South Carolina Debate: Trump, Carson, Rubio, Cruz, Kasich, Bush

    02/14/2016 4:36:44 AM PST · by xzins · 238 replies
    Opinion ^ | 14 Feb 16 | Xzins
    1. Trump, A+ -- Fought like a champion. Finally, someone with the guts to call out our nation for being 15 years at war, still killing our sons and daughters so politicians can put a feather in their cap, and most of them calling for more war. Bush wants BWIII, Bush War III 2. Carson, A-, quietly but effectively said that he was in it for the people, that he'd been asked to run, and that he wasn't there for any other reason. Outstanding. 3. Rubio, B+, Say what you like, but Rubio wiped the floor with Cruz on the...