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  • The New Randroids [Slate works to push Millennials into Rand's camp]

    06/03/2015 2:59:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    Slate ^ | June 3, 2015 | David Auerbach
    ".......Annie [composite techie-must read full article to grasp how "she's" defined]has voted for the Democrats in the last few elections, both because everyone she knows does and because they stand against the less tolerant elements of the Republican Party, which seem frighteningly antediluvian to her. The war on terror struck her as about the dumbest thing she’s seen any government do, a massive overreaction with no planning or strategy to it.(She feels roughly the same about the war on drugs.)Yet she saw that Democrats were just as slow as Republicans to sour on the United States’ involvement in the Middle...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - June 3, 2015

    06/03/2015 2:53:38 AM PDT · by sneakers · 1 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Liberals Can’t Tell the Difference Between ‘Satire’ and News, and GOP Campaigns pay the price

    06/03/2015 1:59:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | June 3, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    Have you noticed your liberal friends on Facebook spotlighting some unbelievably shocking comments from Republican presidential candidates lately? Comments like Ted Cruz declaring on May 22, “While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar’s transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do to each other.” Or Dr. Ben Carson saying on May 10, “Mother’s Day is a sad, lonely day for women who aborted their babies. Even if they have a living child, they focus on the one they murdered. It’s why suicide rates are so high on Mother’s Day.” Or Marco Rubio asking...
  • Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush sit atop crowded 2016 GOP field: poll

    06/03/2015 1:41:03 AM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/2/15 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Marco Rubio sits atop a jumbled 2016 GOP presidential field in a new poll on the race, with fellow Floridian and former Gov. Jeb Bush close behind but with less support than about a month ago. Mr. Rubio was the first choice of 14 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents in the CNN/ORC poll, with Mr. Bush at 13 percent. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker were next at 10 percent, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 8 percent. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was at 7 percent,...

    06/02/2015 10:32:02 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2015 | TRENT BAKER
    While accepting the “Defender of Israel” award from the World Values Network at the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala last Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) brought up relations with Iran in front of a very pro-Israel crowd.Cruz called the nuclear deal with Iran “catastrophic and disastrous,” declaring that the next president, no matter who it is, will need to “immediately reimpose sanctions on Iran” and Iran will either need to stop acquiring nuclear weapons or America will stop them.“The single greatest threat facing the national security of Israel and facing national security of America is...
  • Ted Cruz (100%) vs. Rand Paul (82%) - Heritage Action For America Conservative Ratings (2015-2016)

    06/02/2015 9:46:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Heritage Action ^ | 06/02/2015
  • Chris Christie: No Border Fence

    06/02/2015 7:21:42 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 55 replies
    US News ^ | 06/02/2015 | David Catanese
    It's a popular refrain of Republican candidates when they're presented with the problem of illegal immigration: Secure the border with a fence. But it's not a tune Chris Christie is singing. The New Jersey governor said Tuesday he's against erecting a fence along the nearly 2,000 miles of U.S. border with Mexico as a way to stymie immigrants from illegally entering the country.
  • Kelly Wins Runoff for Mississippi House Seat (Republican)

    06/02/2015 6:53:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    Rollcall ^ | June 2, 2015
    District Attorney Trent Kelly, a Republican, will win a special-election runoff in Mississippi’s 1st District by a nearly 2-1 margin Tuesday night, succeeding the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee, The Associated Press projects. With just over half of the vote in, Kelly was leading Democrat Walter Zinn, 69 percent to 31 percent, the AP reported.
  • Reporter says Pentagon agreed to give up docs if he never submits another FOIA request

    06/02/2015 6:31:33 PM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/2/15 | Erik Wemple
    Everyone has a FOIA horror story, though the one told by Vice News investigative reporter Jason Leopold in today’s FOIA hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee deserves its very own headline. When asked about why some agencies just refuse to cough up material, Leopold offered this example: Leopold: The Office of Net Assessment (ONA) is the Pentagon’s in-house think tank. They spend millions and millions of dollars putting together reports — reports that they contract out about perhaps some futuristic warfare, or what the situation in the Middle East is going to look like with regards to...
  • Rose unplugged Morning Show June 3 2015.

    06/02/2015 5:59:18 PM PDT · by GregB · 8 replies
    Rose is back. She is on from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday . You can go to www.am1250theanswer.com to hear her live or go to www.roseunplugged.com/bio-encore to hear archives. Streaming at saleminteractivemedia.com/ListenLive/player/WPGPAM
  • Bill Clinton’s foundation cashed in as Sweden lobbied Hillary on sanctions

    06/02/2015 5:21:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/2/2015 | John Solomon and Kelly Riddell
    Bill Clinton’s foundation set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened its thriving business with Iran, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Times. The Swedish entity, called the William J. Clinton Foundation Insamlingsstiftelse, was never disclosed to or cleared by State Department ethics officials, even though one of its largest sources of donations was a Swedish government-sanctioned lottery. As the money flowed to the foundation from Sweden, Mrs. Clinton’s team in Washington declined to...
  • Chattanooga TV station WRCB rejects gay-marriage ad

    06/02/2015 2:19:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | 6/1/15 | Andy Sher
    By refusing to air pro-gay marriage ads featuring a Tennessee physician who recently served a tour of military duty in Afghanistan, a Chattanooga television station suddenly finds itself in the thick of the debate. Last week, NBC-affiliate WRCB-TV Channel 3 turned down efforts by Freedom to Marry, a national pro-marriage equality group, to purchase air time for its 30-second spot as the U.S. Supreme Court nears an expected decision on the issue later this month. The station's rejection has since burned up the Internet with articles on Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, the Wonkette blog and a Fox Radio News blog...
  • Democrats Admit Failure on Obamacare? Not On Your Life or Your Health!

    06/02/2015 11:49:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, in unusually breathless tones, the Associated Press reported on the new crisis in the interminable national health care debate, the so-called “underinsurance” phenomenon. As the AP reported, “A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats…It’s not the uninsured, but the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for people already covered. Democrats call it underinsurance”. The article goes on to argue that the Democrats will use the issue to spearhead their pitch to working class voters in the 2016 elections. We can expect that this issue will be used rally the Democrats base, to bash George W. Bush, and,...
  • Senate approves NSA reforms (McConnell forced to swallow un-amended House bill!)

    06/02/2015 1:28:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/2/15 | Julian Hattem
    The Senate on Tuesday sent legislation reforming the nation’s surveillance laws to President Obama’s desk — days after a stalemate caused the National Security Agency’s powers to lapse. The vote for the USA Freedom Act came more than 36 hours after three parts of the Patriot Act expired, which caused the NSA to wind down its programs. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) suffered a political blow during the bruising fight over the USA Freedom Act, which he and other hawkish Republican senators opposed even after it was approved by the House in a broad, bipartisan vote. Senate Minority Leader...
  • Obama: “I am the Closest Thing to a Jew that Has Ever Sat in this Office”

    06/02/2015 1:28:14 PM PDT · by SJackson · 98 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | June 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama: “I am the Closest Thing to a Jew that Has Ever Sat in this Office”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 2, 2015 @ 12:21 pm In The Point | 19 Comments [1](Insert long string of Yiddish curse words here) David Axelrod recalled Obama venting in a moment of contemplation, telling him, ‘You know, I think I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office. For people to say that I am anti-Israel, or, even worse,  anti-Semitic, it hurts.’ Either this quote is real [2] or it was made up by David Axelrod. I’m...
  • “Women only” Hillary event forced to admit men after poor turnout

    06/02/2015 1:09:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    What do you do if you throw a big party but nobody shows up? That wasn’t quite the case for Hillary Clinton this week, but it was close. It seems that one of her high profile, Big Apple supporters set up a private, “women only” event where the ladies would get some one on one face time with the presumptive Democrat nominee for the bargain basement price of only $2,700. Sadly, as the deadline approached, it became clear that not enough of Gotham’s ladies were up for the trip. Hillary Clinton had trouble attracting high-powered women to a New...
  • Senate rejects NSA amendments (McConnell an utter failure!)

    06/02/2015 1:02:01 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/2/15 | Julian Hattem
    The Senate has rejected all three controversial amendments from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to legislation reforming the National Security Agency (NSA), edging closer to sending the bill to President Obama's desk. The first amendment from McConnell, rejected in a 42-56 vote, would have changed the structure of a new expert panel created by the USA Freedom Act to weigh in one some matters before the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which oversees spying matters. The second amendment, rejected in a 44-54 vote, would have delayed the transition time for the NSA to end its phone records program from six...
  • Scott Walker Vows to Compete in Florida

    06/02/2015 12:16:19 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    NYT ^ | 06/02/2015 | Nick Corasaniti
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin wants to make sure everyone knows he loves Florida. He began his remarks at the Economic Growth Summit on Tuesday by ticking off city after city that he has visited, saying that he has an aunt who lives in Bonita Springs, a lot of friends in the Villages, and that he first visited Disney World in 1971. “We’ll be back many more times,” Mr. Walker promised as he concluded his remarks. “We love the connection to Florida.” His outpouring of adoration for the Sunshine State may have been in response to the media’s portrayal of...
  • ISIS's Latest Weapon: Damming the Euphrates (Ramadi)

    06/02/2015 11:42:25 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6-2-2015 | Staff
    Islamic State (ISIS) group jihadists have closed the gates of a dam in the Iraqi city of Ramadi which they seized last month, posing a humanitarian and security threat, officials said Tuesday. ISIS fighters have repeatedly attempted to control dams in Iraq, in some cases reducing the flow of water to areas under government control or flooding swathes of land to impede military operations, reports AFP. Anbar provincial council chief Sabah Karhout said ISIS "closed all the gates" at a dam in Ramadi, capital of Iraq's largest province. The move lowered the level of the Euphrates River and cut water...
  • The O'Malley Factor

    06/02/2015 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Martin O'Malley, former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor, announced his presidential candidacy on Saturday, and said some things that could be taken as criticism of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "Today, the American dream seems for so many of us to be hanging by a thread," said O’Malley, adding "We must save our country now. ... Tell me how it is that you can get pulled over for a broken taillight in our country, but if you wreck the nation's economy, you are untouchable." Who is he blaming for "wrecking" the economy? Big banks and Wall...
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton Plunging With Independents In Polls

    06/02/2015 10:28:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Support for Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is tanking, as more and more independents along with people from her own party are finding Clinton to be untrustworthy, according to both a CNN/ORC poll and Washington Post–ABC News poll.
  • The Liberal Arts Are Dead; Long Live STEM

    06/02/2015 10:27:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6/2/15 | Thielman
    In recent months, Christopher Scalia in the Wall Street Journal and Fareed Zakaria in the Washington Post have defended studying the liberal arts in college, primarily to confront advocates of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Zakaria’s article previewed his new book, “In Defense of a Liberal Education.” From my perspective as a former engineer, two caveats arise regarding their pleas: first, “liberal” education that involves “critical thinking” disappeared decades ago, to be replaced by hyper-sensitive grievance mongering; second, the quantitative reasoning STEM occupations develops also facilitates the understanding of trade-offs people need to make rational decisions among myriad conflicting...
  • Bob Schieffer Says ‘Maybe’ Press Wasn’t Skeptical Enough Regarding Obama in ’08

    06/02/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/02/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Ya don’t say. He's retiring, so it's safe to speak ill of the Media Messiah. CBS’ Bob Schieffer says that perhaps reporters in the media “were not skeptical enough” of President Barack Obama as a presidential candidate in 2008, telling Fox News’ Howard Kurtz that the whole political world was struck by the sudden rise of the senator from Illinois. This isn’t some revelation that Schieffer just had. It’s certainly been kicking around in the heads of veteran media types since early ’09 when it became rather apparent that Barack Obama was more of a bumbler than the suave,...
  • Jeb Bush 'is more ruthless than he looks'

    06/02/2015 9:49:10 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/02/2015 | Pamela Engel
    A new profile in New York magazine underscores the idea that  former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is not nearly as moderate as he may seem as he  campaigns for the Republican nomination for president.News outlets have been pointing this out for months, and Jennifer Senior's article  in New York is full of even more examples of Bush's record and reputation in  Florida, where he served two terms as governor.The story argues that the 62-year-old is "not the Bush you think he is" and  "is more ruthless than he looks, more conservative than moderates like to  believe."For example, Bush likes to...
  • Condescending Hillary Clinton tells autograph-seeker to 'go to the back of the line'

    06/02/2015 9:31:20 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/02/2015 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The former Secretary of State greeted fans outside an event at the Smuttynose Brewey in Hampton, New Hampshire, when she was approached by a woman asking for her signature on what appeared to be a photo of Clinton.. 'Go to the end of the line,' the candidate informs the woman, who persists and gestures to her camera as if to ask for a photo. 'Why don't you go to the end of the line,' the White House hopeful said, repeating the instruction in a harsher, more condescending tone.
  • Hillary Clinton unfavorable numbers highest in 14 years

    06/02/2015 9:18:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | June 2, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton is seeing her highest unfavorability ratings in 14 years, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday. Just 46 percent said they view the Democratic presidential front-runner favorably, compared to 50 percent who said they have an unfavorable view. In the preceding April survey, Clinton polled with 53 percent favorable, compared to 44 percent unfavorable. Despite holding a commanding lead among declared and potential Democratic opponents, the public has not viewed Clinton this unfavorably since March 2001, when the former first lady was in her third month as a New York senator.
  • It's Official: The "Helicopter Money" Calls Have Begun (A new "Stimulus")

    06/02/2015 9:05:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 6-2-2015 | Durden
    Towards the end of April, we discussed how QE has led to a global deflationary supply glut. This is a theme we’ve been building on for a while now and, as noted on Monday, it is perhaps nowhere more evident than among US oil producers. SNIP---- Sure enough, the semi-official helicopter cash drop call is here via Bloomberg View’s Clive Crook. Abandon all sound money faith ye who read on: But QE isn't unconventional any longer. It mostly worked, the evidence suggests. The world avoided another Great Depression. Yet even in the U.S., this is a seriously sub-par recovery; growth...
  • Ted Cruz: 'Tom Brady was framed'

    06/02/2015 8:56:00 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 83 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 06/02/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) openly pandered to a Massachusetts audience last weekend by announcing his support for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after the so-called Deflategate scandal. Cruz made the bold proclamation to set up a joke about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner. "Let me start by saying: Tom Brady was framed," Cruz declared. "Now I'm not willing to pander on much, but on that, Tom Brady was framed!"
  • Ted Cruz: 'Tom Brady was framed'

    06/02/2015 8:53:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/02/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) openly pandered to a Massachusetts audience last weekend by announcing his support for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after the so-called Deflategate scandal.Cruz made the bold proclamation to set up a joke about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner."Let me start by saying: Tom Brady was framed," Cruz declared. "Now I'm not willing to pander on much, but on that, Tom Brady was framed!"Cruz then delivered the punchline:"And I will say this: I have it on good authority that Hillary Clinton did it. Why do you think she deleted her...
  • Hacked Emails Expose George Soros As Ukraine Puppet-Master

    06/02/2015 8:43:48 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 6-1-2015 | Durden
    Just days after George Soros warned that World War 3 was imminent unless Washington backed down to China on IMF currency basket inclusion, the hacker collective CyberBerkut has exposed the billionaire as the real puppet-master behind the scenes in Ukraine. In 3 stunning documents, allegedly hacked from email correspondence between the hedge fund manager and Ukraine President Poroshenko, Soros lays out "A short and medium term comprehensive strategy for the new Ukraine," expresses his confidence that the US should provide Ukraine with lethal military assistance, “with same level of sophistication in defense weapons to match the level of opposing force,"...
  • Baker arrived with no assembly required

    06/02/2015 8:29:44 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 5.31 | peter lucas
    Here is why veteran Statehouse observers are high on Charlie Baker: No politician in modern Massachusetts history has come to the governor's office better prepared or more qualified than Charlie Baker. And it is beginning to show, not only because he has scored high in the public opinion polls -- polls are fleeting -- but because, even as a Republican in a sea of Democrats, he has had an exceptionally successful beginning. There are few governors of Massachusetts you can say that about. "I think he has gotten off to a terrific start," veteran Democrat House Speaker Robert DeLeo said....
  • Why We’re Suspending the “Run Warren Run” Campaign (But we’re still declaring victory.) (Barf Alert)

    06/02/2015 8:26:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 6-2-2015 | ILYA SHEYMAN and CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN
    Today we announce the suspension of our campaign to draft Elizabeth Warren into the presidential race. There’s no sugar-coating it: We didn’t achieve our central goal. But there’s a bigger story that gives us tremendous hope: as one headline put it, “Elizabeth Warren may not be running, but she’s in the 2016 race anyway.” In the six months since we launched the Run Warren Run effort, Senator Warren’s agenda and message have transformed the American political landscape. Echoing Warren’s famous adage that “the game is rigged,” Hillary Clinton declared in her campaign announcement that “the deck is still stacked in...
  • The Only Way Hillary’s Democratic Competition Can Defeat Her [Who will call her a liar?]

    06/02/2015 8:23:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/02/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    You’ve probably noticed a few intrepid souls have stuck their toes in the Democratic Party 2016 presidential race to contest the coronation of Queen Hillary. So far they’re not doing too well. According to the Real Clear Politics averages, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is running at 8.8% and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley at a stupendous 0.8%. (Two-thirds of them must have been at his announcement in Baltimore last week.) O’Malley’s even 1 percent behind Rhode Island’s Lincoln Chaffee, who hasn’t announced yet. He’s supposed to take the plunge on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Queen rules at 63.6%. The one who’s...
  • 5 Points On The Juiciest Red-Meat Goodies In Scott Walker's State Budget

    06/02/2015 8:17:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    TPM - Talking Points Memo ^ | June 2, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    Before he announces that he's jumping into the 2016 presidential race, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) wants to finish work on his latest state budget and in the process pack it with conservative goodies he can tout on the campaign trail. For Walker, this is key to his 2016 game plan. "The budget is important, because Walker has been delaying an announcement before he officially announces as President. It gives him a list of popular red-meat items to check off in the primaries," University of Wisconsin Public Policy Professor Donald Moynihan told TPM. Here is a list of five of...
  • The GOP Need to Keep Hillary-Slayer Carly in this Thing

    06/02/2015 8:14:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/02/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    I had been hearing for weeks that Carly Fiorina was the hottest speaker on the nascent Republican campaign circuit - except perhaps for Marco Rubio, but the senator’s formidable communications skills have been known for years . Even the New York Times was trumpeting Fiorina’s appeal in a column describing the long lines to hear the former Hewlett-Packard CEO speak under the typically equivocal NYT headline “Carly Talks, Iowa Swoons and the Polls Shrug,” just to make sure nobody gets ahead of themselves. Well, maybe they won’t shrug at some point, but whatever the case, it was with some interest...
  • “Run Warren Run” runs out of gas

    06/02/2015 7:59:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The move to “draft” Elizabeth Warren into the Democrat primary was one of the more popular bits of media catnip for quite a while. It attracted a large number of activists who were well to the left of Hillary Clinton’s stated positions, with petitions being gathered, money being raised and advertisements being purchased. But now, the Run Warren Run brand seems to have come to the sad realization that the Senator was serious when she said roughly one million times that she had no plans of running. They will take one last grab at the brass ring this week...
  • Terrible news for Hillary in latest polls

    06/02/2015 7:57:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Two new polls released this morning show that Hillary Clinton is losing the trust of the American people, other than Democrats, who remain committed to her. Both the polls by CNN/Opinion Research Corporation and ABC News/Washington Post show the presumptive Democrat nominee is under water on trustworthiness and favorability ratings. CNN summarizes: More people have an unfavorable view of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton now than at any time since 2001, according to a new CNN/ORC poll on the 2016 race. While Clinton remains strikingly dominant in the Democratic field, the poll shows that her numbers have dropped significantly across...
  • Evidence mounts that Hillary's campaign in crisis: Humiliating failure the MSM won't report

    06/02/2015 7:55:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Face it MSM:  the Hillary Clinton campaign is an Edsel, unsalable because she is unappealing and untrustworthy. But the media will not report it this way until there is  a viable alternative in sight for the Dems. O’Malley can’t exactly promise to do for America what he has done for Baltimore, and Bernie Sanders would land a solid nd enthusiastic 20% of the vote, the percentage of the electorate that is actually hard left. The latest very telling sign of how serious the crisis is for Hillary comes from The New York Post’s Page Six: Hillary Clinton had trouble attracting...
  • Nevada Legislature OKs record budget, adjourns

    06/02/2015 7:53:55 AM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | June 2, 2015 - 1:28am | By SANDRA CHEREB and SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — The Nevada Legislature came to a halt at midnight Monday, capping a day that saw approval of a record $1.1 billion general fund tax package to fund Gov. Brian Sandoval’s aggressive education package and a dizzying day of dealmaking. When combined with $336 million directed to the state school fund, the total tax measure stretches to $1.4 billion. With two hours left in the session, the Assembly gave final approval to the last of five budget bills authorizing Sandoval’s $7.3 billion two-year general fund spending plan. Committees met on short notice and on the chamber floors throughout...
  • Nevada GOP governor secures unlikely win with tax increase

    06/02/2015 7:39:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    hosted.ap.org ^ | 6/2/2015 | MICHELLE RINDELS
    Nevada's Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, secured an unlikely victory when the conservative state Legislature approved a huge tax increase at his urging as part of a plan to boost education spending. The $1.1 billion package raises taxes on businesses and cigarettes, and it makes permanent a $500 million bundle of temporary payroll and sales taxes.
  • What Were We Thinkin’… in 1967?

    06/02/2015 7:38:53 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 28 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 6/2/15 | Bob Parks
    Can anyone imagine what Mike Wallace (given his politically incorrect tendencies) and CBS News would endure via social media had this special come out today, given how many of what are now deemed stereotypes have come to fruition?
  • Obama's Jewish advisers are the problem

    06/02/2015 7:33:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 6-2-15 | Dr. Haim Shine
    Channel 2's interview with U.S. President Barack Obama, excerpts of which aired on Monday in the "Uvda" program (with the full interview to be broadcast on Tuesday), proves that the outlet continues to do the Left's bidding. In the run-up to the March 17 election, Channel 2 was issued an emergency "call-up notice" to join the campaign to oust the Right. Judging from Monday's broadcast, Channel 2 has yet to get over the election results. It appears bent on casting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a negative light, while making it look as if he has picked a fight with...
  • Live blog: Rick Scott's presidential candidate forum

    06/02/2015 7:24:16 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 5 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 06/02/2015 | Alex Leary
    Gov. Rick Scott has kicked off his presidential forum this morning, boasting about his record on jobs and other economic indicators. "The next president has to do what we have done in Florida to turnaround the national economy," Scott said to applause at a ballroom at Disney. "Today, it's all about jobs," Scott said.
  • Obama: ‘I Am The Closest Thing To A Jew That Has Ever Sat In This Office’

    06/02/2015 7:23:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 109 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-2-15 | Jamie Weinstein
    President Barack Obama apparently thinks he’s the closest thing to a Jewish president America has ever had. Speaking to JPUpdates.com, top Obama confidant David Axelrod described a moment where the president expressed exasperation to him over being derided as anti-Israel by some. “You know, I think I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office,” the president claimed, according to Axelrod. “For people to say that I am anti-Israel, or, even worse, anti-Semitic, it hurts.” During Obama’s tenure, U.S.-Israel relations have fallen to their lowest point in decades. In the interview, Axelrod attempted to...
  • Bad News for the GOP: Americans Have Become More Socially Liberal

    06/02/2015 7:10:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Bernard Goldberg
    A new Gallup Poll says that on social issues, Americans are moving left. They’re becoming more liberal. This has huge political implications – implications not good for the Republican Party. Americans find all sorts of social issues more “morally acceptable” today than they did at the turn of this century. In 2001, 40 percent of Americans supported gay rights; today it’s 63 percent. On sex between an unmarried man and a woman, in 2001, 53 percent approved; today it’s 68 percent. Even on a hot button issue like medical research using stem cells obtained from human embryos, more Americans approve...
  • The myth of billionaires 'buying' elections(evil Koch Bros alert!)

    06/02/2015 6:49:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/2/2015 | Rick Moran
    Democrats are hypocrites when it comes to decrying big money in politics. They demonize the Koch brothers but remain silent when it comes to the massive spending by labor unions. And the biggest hypocrite of them all is President Obama, who railed against the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision while raising a billion dollars for his re-election in 2012. The majority of that money came from Democratic whales who apparently didn't hear the president when he was lecturing America about the evil influence of billionaires on politics.
  • Nevada plan to dump presidential caucus falls short

    06/02/2015 6:31:07 AM PDT · by GIdget2004
    Politico ^ | 06/02/2015 | Eli Stokols
    While the outcome of Rand Paul’s attempt to block renewal of PATRIOT Act remains unsettled, his presidential campaign notched a victory of sorts early Tuesday: the Nevada legislature failed to pass a bill changing the state’s 2016 GOP caucus to a primary election. The failure of the measure — backed by the Republican National Committee and the state’s GOP establishment — represents a big win for Paul, who stands to benefit from maintaining the status quo in the first-in-the-West state. For the past two presidential election cycles, grassroots factions aligned with his father, Ron Paul, have flexed outsized muscle in...
  • Obama woos Dems on fast-track

    06/02/2015 6:26:42 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/02/2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House is aggressively courting House Democrats on fast-track trade legislation ahead of a contentious summer vote. The effort is expected to be similar to a White House push in the Senate that included personal calls from President Obama, last-minute talks off the Senate floor, briefings by Cabinet officials and perks from the Oval Office. “The president is personally extremely committed to getting this done and to making his case on the merits of new trade agreements directly to members of Congress and to the American people,” said one White House official, who predicted Obama would make his case...
  • Where’s Sarah? Palin missing from presidential campaign events

    06/02/2015 5:20:25 AM PDT · by Bratch · 63 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | June 2, 2015 | DAVID LIGHTMAN AND SEAN COCKERHAM
    WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin has disappeared from the 2016 presidential campaign. She continues to tease about running, just as she has almost since the day she was defeated as the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. But since she spoke at two early presidential showcases this winter, including one where her rambling monologue was blasted by conservative activists and analysts, she’s essentially been missing in action. Since late February, she’s stayed away from the eight other forums, events held almost weekly. And she’s not on the roster for the next meeting, Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s candidate summit Tuesday in Orlando. Organizers of these events...
  • CNN Poll Shows Hillary Clinton ‘Shine Has Tarnished,’ Losing Support Of Independents

    06/02/2015 4:41:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    A new CNN poll out Tuesday shows Hillary Clinton’s shine has been “tarnished” and she has lost support from independents. The poll showed that 50 percent of respondents have an unfavorable view of Clinton. That is the highest unfavorable number for her since 2001. The number of people that say Clinton is not honest and trustworthy has also increased to 57 percent. Daily Beast columnist John Avlon said that Clinton has had a rough start to her campaign. “She’s had a rough, rough couple of weeks. There’s incoming about the foundation, about emails, Republicans getting some confidence hitting her on...