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  • Congressman tweets support for transgender granddaughter

    04/25/2015 1:52:32 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 3 replies
    cnn.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN)Rep. Mike Honda this week became one of the first lawmakers in Congress to support the idea of a gender spectrum and publicly announce a family member, his granddaughter, is transgender. The California Democrat urged acceptance of transgender individuals in a profile of his 8-year-old granddaughter Malisa, who was born a boy, in the San Jose Mercury News. READ: House Dems press Boehner to postpone Netanyahu speech People may say, "It's just a phase or they'll grow out of it," Honda told the paper. "But we have to be a little bit more in tune with what youngsters are...
  • The New Mayor of a Missouri Town Shows Up to Work – Only to Find Police Officers Blocking Her Way

    04/25/2015 12:51:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | april 25, 2015 | jennifer van laar
    Betty McCray, newly-elected mayor of Kinloch, Missouri, showed up at City Hall this week to get to work. But when she arrived, the police wouldn’t let her in the door. The reason why? Those non-existent illegal voters who cast ballots for the candidate. The election, which was held April 7, was hotly contested and the results have been questioned by McCray’s opponents. However, the St. Louis County Board of Elections certified the results and swore McCray in after city officials refused to. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that deputies met her in the parking lot, and she was served with articles of impeachment by...
  • A new debate for Georgia Republicans: What’s a party for?

    04/25/2015 12:25:35 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 10 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 4/26/15 | Jim Galloway
    This midlife identity crisis comes at what may be the zenith of Republican influence in the state, courtesy of a race for state GOP chairman. . . . Incumbent John Padgett, the owner of an ambulance company, is seeking re-election to a two-year term. He faces Alex Johnson, a 30-year-old DeKalb County attorney with libertarian leanings. It is something of a rematch. In a final ballot at the 2013 convention, the young Johnson surprised many by receiving 40 percent of the vote — this at a gathering of delegates whose average age is somewhere south of the Mesozoic Era. *****...
  • As contributions fall, House GOP rebels blame party leaders

    04/25/2015 12:15:23 PM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/25/2015 | By ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As he began his first re-election run in early 2013, tea party Rep. Thomas Massie had no trouble raising money from business interests. Then came 2015. The Kentucky Republican voted against returning John Boehner, R-Ohio, to the speaker's job and opposed an effort by GOP leaders to avoid a standoff with President Barack Obama over immigration that threatened to shut down the Department of Homeland Security. In the first three months of 2013, Massie reported $46,000 rolling in from tobacco, trucking, health care and other industries. During the first quarter of 2015, Massie has collected just $1,000...
  • Believe it or not, Biden Fever growing as Hillary falters

    04/25/2015 11:08:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s very easy (and fun) to ridicule Joe Biden as a buffoon, but there are more than a few people who take him seriously as an alternative to Hillary Clinton as Democrat nominee.  Biden fever is rising as Hillary herself is getting harder and harder to take as a serious nominee.  Scott McKay argues in the American Spectator: If ever there was an ill-fitting and ill-considered elevator pitch for a political candidate, it’s the narrative of Hillary Clinton as the defender of ordinary Americans. The sales job, which reportedly was the product of months of consideration from the Clinton...
  • Gay NYC Hoteliers Face Boycott for Hosting Ted Cruz Reception

    04/24/2015 9:19:22 AM PDT · by VinL · 39 replies
    Mediate ^ | 4/24/2015 | T. Nguyen
    The gay New York City hoteliers who recently played host to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) have their own controversy to deal with: Activists are calling for the boycott of their properties, including a gay hotel and establishments on Fire Island. Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass (pictured with Cruz), two gay real estate moguls who run numerous vacation properties marketed towards the LGBT community, spoke with The New York Times yesterday about the reception they held for the presidential candidate. During that meeting, they mainly discussed foreign policy, while alluding to a possible shift (or private opinion) in Cruz’s thoughts about...
  • Walker Responds to Cruz: 'I'm Going to Stand With the American Worker'

    04/25/2015 9:59:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2015 | As seen on Fox and Friends Weekend
    ".....In a recent Washington Examiner interview, Cruz promoted legal immigration and criticized Walker for suggesting that he supported limiting legal immigration if it has a negative impact on the wages of American workers. "When we talk about what should be the policy on legal immigration, it should be driven by the economic impact. And number one on the list of priorities should be: What is the impact on American workers and American wages?" Walker said. "If unemployment is high and labor participation is low, why would we want to open the door and flood the market with more workers at...
  • Scott Walker Runs on Faith as Iowa Nears

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

    04/25/2015 7:44:45 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 7 replies
    Scroll In ^ | 4/23/2015 | Nicolas Prindiville
    A right wing anti-EU party has enjoyed success in Finland’s election that saw the governing National Coalition suffer a dramatic defeat. After a campaign dominated by domestic issues, the opposition Centre party won 49 seats of the 200 up for election, while the anti-EU Finns Party won 38 and the governing National Coalition won 37. As a party of the populist right, the Finns latches on to voter discontent wherever it can be found. It did so spectacularly in the 2011 elections, where the party (previously known as the True Finns) expanded its vote share by an historic 14.9% vote...
  • The NY Times editorial board’s vote of no confidence in Hillary Clinton

    04/25/2015 6:34:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    It is admittedly difficult to bear the obsequious servility that punctuates The New York Times editorial board’s latest gentle attempt to convince Hillary Clinton that she has a serious problem on her hands. Viewed, however, as a window into the thinking of the Democratic Party’s terrified pragmatists who are slowly coming to the realization that they backed the wrong horse, The Times’ latest is clarifying. It is a desperate and helpless demand that Clinton somehow stop the bleeding. “Nothing illegal has been alleged about the foundation, the global philanthropic initiative founded by former President Bill Clinton,” The Times editorial averred....
  • Obama Protects Illegal Who Murdered Top Model

    04/25/2015 6:15:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Radix News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    If you are a serial killing illegal alien gang member, it helps to be one of resident Obama’s “Dreamers.” Exchanges of letters on Tuesday between a U.S. Senate lawmaker and an official from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reveals that resident Barack Obama’s executive-ordered immigration policy was instrumental in protecting a criminal alien gang member. Sadly, that gang member allegedly murdered four Americans, including a former participant on the television series “America’s Next Top Model,” according to news reports on Wednesday. In fact, spokespeople for resident Obama admitted that an illegal alien and known gang member, who was allowed...
  • 'Clinton Cash' author to take on Jeb Bush

    04/25/2015 5:40:26 AM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | April 23, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton might not be the only presidential candidate facing scrutiny from a book this year. Peter Schweizer, the author of the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” is reportedly working on another book that he expects to release in the summer. Only this time, he’ll be writing about about Jeb Bush.
  • Are Republicans Trying to Make Sure Hillary Wins?

    04/25/2015 5:28:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/24/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Voting to confirm an attorney general who won’t uphold the Constitution isn’t a way to inspire confidence among conservatives. Hillary Clinton didn’t have such a bad week after all. Sure, she’s reeling from the latest unseemly revelations about the Clinton Foundation family piggy bank. But they’re only marginally worse than earlier unseemly revelations about the Clinton Foundation. They are roughly on par with the revelations about how Mrs. Clinton obstructed Congress’s Benghazi investigations by purging her unlawful private e-mail system, which was worse than her obstruction of the State Department’s Benghazi investigation. Yet it may not have been as bad...
  • Scott Walker is Right About Reducing Legal Immigration

    04/25/2015 5:07:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2015 | John Walker
    “In terms of legal immigration, how we need to approach that going forward is saying — the next president and the next congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that's based on, first and foremost, protecting American workers and American wages, because the more I've talked to folks, I've talked to Senator Sessions and others out there — but it is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today — is what is this doing for American workers looking for jobs, what is this doing to wages, and we need to have that be at...
  • Bruce Jenner said he’s Republican. Only 21 percent of LGBT Americans are.

    04/25/2015 4:50:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2015 | Hunter Schwarz
    In an interview with ABC Friday, Bruce Jenner said he is transgender, and also Republican. [Snip] According to a July Gallup poll, 21 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans are Republican or lean Republican ... Note: Bruce Jenner's current name and a male pronoun is used in this post, as he has not requested a new name or pronoun be used.
  • It Won’t Be Hillary (she's doomed and the Rats don't have anybody else alert)

    04/25/2015 4:33:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 24, 2015 | Scott McKay
    Peter Schweizer’s book will finish off doomed Clinton campaign. Who else do Dems have? Honestly, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign won’t go any further than — if it even gets as far as — her ill-fated 2008 attempt at returning to the White House. After all, Clinton isn’t a more attractive candidate now than she was then, and after two terms of a failed Democrat president one would think it would require a candidate with real political skill to keep a Democrat installed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Clinton, unlike her glib husband, has no such...
  • NBA Begins First Training Academy in Cuba

    04/25/2015 4:21:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Havana Times ^ | 4/24/15
    The NBA opened the first training academy of a professional US basketball league in Cuba on Thursday, made possible by the diplomatic thaw between Washington and Havana, reported dpa.
  • GOP hopefuls gather to woo Iowa social conservatives

    04/25/2015 4:18:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sean Higgins
    DES MOINES, IOWA — Nine Republican presidential hopefuls will share a stage Saturday here in the hopes of winning the backing of the state's socially conservative GOP activists, whose support can be crucial to winning the state's presidential caucus, the first major event in the presidential primary..... Notably absent are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, both of whom were invited. "The event will have a definite religious cast to it," said Don Racheter, chief operating officer of the Public Interest Institute, an Iowa nonprofit free-market group. The coalition evolved from the state branch of the...
  • HILL-ARIOUS: Bill Clinton’s Wife Condemns ‘Scourge Of Sexual Assault’ In First Big Speech

    04/25/2015 4:13:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 24, 2015 | Eric Owens
    In the first major speech of her scandal-plagued presidential campaign, Democrat Hillary Clinton explicitly raised the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. Clinton delivered the wide-ranging speech at the Women in the World Summit in New York City on Thursday, according to Inside Higher Ed. “When women of any age, whether on college campuses or military bases or even in their homes, face sexual assault, then no woman is secure,” she declared. “Every woman deserves to have the safety and security they need. That means we have to guarantee that our institutions respond to the continuing scourge of sexual...
  • Bruce Jenner comes out as a transgender conservative Republican

    04/25/2015 2:54:26 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2015
    The more shocking revelation for many, however, was Jenner's admission that in addition to identifying as a woman, he also identified as a conservative Republican. "Are you a Republican?" a stunned Sawyer asked the former patriarch of the Jenner-Kardashian household. "Yeah," Jenner reticently responded. "Is that a bad thing?"
  • Clinton began her campaign by denouncing the big money flowing into out politics.That just got a lot

    04/25/2015 1:23:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Slate First Principles ^ | April 24, 2015 | John Dickerson
    New information about donations to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation and her husband have her on the defensive. It’s also going to make it harder to go on offense.When Clinton announced her campaign, she outlined four big fights she would take on. One of the pillars of her pitch was that she wanted to fix “our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment.”This position has political appeal. Voters think the system is rigged, and they think big money helps those in power keep it rigged. For a...
  • The GOP is scared of you?

    04/25/2015 12:29:19 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 19 replies
    www.glennbeck.com ^ | Apr 24. 2015 | Shannon
    This morning on radio, Glenn gave some hints from an important phone call he received before going on the air. While Glenn was unable to release any of the details about who called or exactly what it was about, he did share a snippet of content concerning the GOP. Courtesy of Glenn, we do know that there were “big names involved” and Glenn was “encouraged by who it came from.”Glenn did provide some of the message from the mystery caller, saying“Just please tell Glenn to continue to put the heat on. Because the party is split. And half of...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz: Loretta Lynch Was Confirmed Because GOP Establishment Wanted Her

    04/24/2015 3:49:58 PM PDT · by VinL · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/24/2015 | Matt Boyle
    snip... Cruz said those Republicans responsible for confirming Lynch and all the Democrats violated their oaths of office, since Lynch has guaranteed that she will uphold President Obama’s lawlessness, including especially his executive amnesty. Cruz said: "I have been leading the fight to stop the confirmation of Loretta Lynch—and the reason is simple: Ms. Lynch came before the Senate Judiciary Committee and refused to articulate any constitutional limits whatsoever on the authority of the president. When asked how she would differ from Eric Holder, the most partisan attorney general this nation has ever seen, she refused to state even a...
  • Boycott fires up after gay NYC hoteliers host Sen. Ted Cruz event

    04/24/2015 5:18:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Nicole Hensley
    LGBT activists are urging a boycott of two openly gay New York hoteliers who hosted a controversial campaign event for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. The “Boycott Fire Island Pines Establishments & Out NYC Hotel” page on Facebook, which had amassed nearly 4,000 likes by Friday, questions the conservative company that OutNYC owners Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner chose to keep. The page quotes a critical profile of Cruz written by the Human Rights Campaign. Weiderpass, the co-owner of the Hell’s Kitchen hotel, enraged LGBT activists when he posed for a photo with the Republican presidential hopeful during the Monday affair....
  • Gay Hoteliers Face Boycott for Holding Unapproved Opinion of Ted Cruz

    04/24/2015 6:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 24, 2015 | John Nolte
    The Left’s fascist rampage against anyone who holds the same opinion on same sex marriage Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama did less than two years ago, marches on. Not content to steal a man’s livelihood or a near-successful attempt to destroy a small business owner, the venomous Gaystapo is now sending a chilling warning to apostates by calling for the boycott of two gay hoteliers who hold the unapproved opinion of not-hating Republican Senator Ted Cruz. Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner are two openly gay, Manhattan-based hoteliers who own a gay-oriented hotel in the city and other commercial properties in...
  • Clinton Embraces a Proposal To Cut Immigration by a Third (1995)

    04/24/2015 5:38:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 8, 1995 | ROBERT PEAR
    The White House today welcomed a Federal advisory panel's recommendation to cut legal immigration by one-third. But the proposals met fierce opposition from Hispanic, Asian-American, Roman Catholic and Jewish groups, as well as from the National Association of Manufacturers. (SNIP) Representative Dick Armey, the Texas Republican who is the House majority leader, said: "The commission fails to tell us why we should so dramatically reduce legal immigration. It is long on recommendations, but short on analysis." He said the proposals were "a misguided attempt to make legal immigrants the scapegoats for America's problems."
  • Elizabeth Warren v. Ted Cruz

    04/24/2015 5:33:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Salina Journal ^ | April 24, 2015 | John M. Crisp
    Elizabeth Warren versus Ted Cruz? Not likely. Only the most extraordinary circumstances could produce this improbable contest for the presidency in 2016. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the first to declare his candidacy for the Republican nomination, but his hardcore ideology and abrasive manner make him unlikely to be chosen by calmer heads closer to the center of the party. And despite persistent efforts by left-wing Democrats to change her mind, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is emphatic in her refusal to run for the office. Still, consideration of the remote possibility that these two could face off for the presidency...
  • Preview: 'Fox News Reporting: The Tangled Clinton Web'(LIVE thread for the FOX special tonight)

    04/24/2015 5:01:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 168 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Fox News
  • Memo: 353,000 Refugees on Food Stamps, 55,000 Receiving Supplemental Security Income

    04/24/2015 5:09:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Apr 2015 | Caroline May
    More than 350,000 refugees in the United States are on food stamps, according the Congressional Research Service (CRS). In a memo to the Senate Judiciary Committee released Thursday but dated April 14, CRS offers data on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — or food stamps — and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) use among refugees. It also provided refugee benefit usage statistics for medical assistance, cash assistance and public housing. In Fiscal Year 2013, there were about 353,000 refugees on SNAP. As of December 2014, 55,000 refugees, asylees, and other similar populations receiving payments from SSI, the memo reveals.
  • Republican Immigration Critic Gets Slapped Down(By Cruz & Lee as lobbyists buzz)

    04/24/2015 5:04:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 14, 2013 | Fawn Johnson
    The most potent illustration that Republicans have shifted their attitudes on immigration came Tuesday morning when all GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected an amendment from Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to severely limit the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country. The committee’s overwhelming ‘No’ vote shows that the battle for Republicans’ souls on immigration has shifted away from groups that want to reduce the influx of foreigners, like the Heritage Foundation, NumbersUSA, and Fairness for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), toward free-market groups that applaud increased immigration, such as Americans for Tax Reform and the CATO Institute....
  • Taxpayer-Funded Video Promoting Eric Holder as ‘People’s Lawyer’--Agitprop on your dime

    04/24/2015 4:38:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 24, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Behold, your tax dollars at work. The Department of Justice has produced this slick video promoting Eric Holder’s legacy as the “People’s Lawyer.”
  • House panel threatens to cut defense secretary budget over Bergdahl stonewalling

    04/24/2015 2:24:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    The head of a powerful House panel is threatening to withhold defense funding over the department's alleged stonewalling in a probe of the controversial swap of five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had initially pledged to respond to questions, when lawmakers first demanded to know why the Pentagon had not given Congress the requisite 30-day notice before proceeding with the May 31 prisoner trade. But nearly a year later, the Pentagon has released only a trickle of highly redacted emails from before the swap. Republican lawmakers now plan to attempt the unusual step of...
  • A look at House candidates(13 run in MS01)

    04/24/2015 2:21:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    desototimes.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | ROBERT LEE LONG
    A baker's dozen — twelve plus one — is the number of candidates seeking to fill the seat of the late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee who died of brain cancer in February. The special election to fill Nunnelee's seat is May 12, less than a month away and the jockeying has begun to court votes in DeSoto County, Mississippi's fastest growing county and a population that makes up nearly one-fourth or 23 percent of all voters in the First Congressional District. The list of candidates, in alphabetical order, is as follows: Boyce Adams, Sam Adcock, Nancy Collins, Edward Holliday, Starner...
  • NBC's Seth Meyers Defends Hillary From 'Clinton Cash' Allegations

    04/24/2015 1:38:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 24, 2015 | 3:54 PM EDT | By Curtis Houck
    On the Thursday edition of NBC’s Late Night, host Seth Meyers jumped aboard the Clinton campaign’s push to discredit the upcoming book Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer by mocking Schweizer’s background, previous book titles, and chalking the book up to be nothing more than the latest work from “the cottage industry of anti-Clinton books that come out every year.” Dubbed the topic of the latest “A Closer Look” segment, Meyers introducted the book and that it’s been mentioned in the news before making a Game of Thrones reference to go after the GOP: “Now, when a new anti-Clinton book comes...
  • Why Rubio is running away from the most prominent item on his résumé (immigration)

    04/24/2015 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2015 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Marco Rubio had changed his mind. It was December 2012. The Senate gym. Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) was making the ask. “You ought to be a part of this,” Durbin told Rubio (R-Fla.), as Rubio rode a stationary bike. Durbin and six other senators wanted to rewrite U.S. immigration laws. In the process, they wanted to give illegal immigrants a way to become legal residents and — eventually — citizens. Just two years earlier, Rubio had been against doing that. “It is unfair,” he had said, as a tea party candidate for Senate, “to create an alternative pathway for...
  • Ted Cruz Is Guest of Two Gay Businessmen

    04/24/2015 1:18:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Senator Ted Cruz has positioned himself as a strong opponent of same-sex marriage, urging pastors nationwide to preach in support of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman, which he said was “ordained by God.” But on Monday night, at a reception for him at the Manhattan apartment of two prominent gay hoteliers, the Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful struck quite a different tone. During the gathering, according to two people present, Mr. Cruz said he would not love his daughters any differently if one of them was gay. He did not mention his opposition to...
  • Cruz campaign adds NH field organizer to staff

    04/24/2015 1:00:14 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    www.WMUR.com ^ | 3:19 PM EDT Apr 24, 2015 | John DiStaso
    Texas senator expected back in Granite State in May Manchester, N.H. -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is building his presidential campaign team in New Hampshire with the hiring of a second staffer, who will focus on attracting grassroots support.Sen. Ted Cruz continued his tour of the Granite State Sunday by speaking with voters about gun laws and other election issues.WMUR.com has learned Zach Carrier has signed on as a field organizer, joining state Cruz campaign senior adviser Ethan Zorfas.Zorfas joined the Cruz campaign as a senior adviser a month ago, focusing on New Hampshire and other states, including Louisiana, where...
  • WPA MEMO: Ted Cruz firmly in top tier of candidates

    04/24/2015 12:46:09 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 04/16/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Chris Wilson, Director of Research and Analytics for Cruz for President and CEO of WPA Opinion Research, prepared the following memo on the latest round of national and early state polls showing Senator Cruz firmly in the top tier of candidates only three weeks after announcing his candidacy and with several more announced candidates in the race.The full text of the memo is below and can also be downloaded here. TO: JEFF ROE, CAMPAIGN MANAGER FROM: CHRIS WILSON, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND ANALYTICS, TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT; CEO, WPA OPINION RESEARCH SUBJECT: CRUZ CONTINUES TO SHOW STRENGTH...
  • Missouri Senate passes SCR 21!

    04/24/2015 12:37:19 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    conventionofstates.com ^ | 4/23/15 | Keith Carmichael
    We have great news from Missouri! The Convention of States application -- SCR 21 -- passed the Missouri Senate on a 26-5 bipartisan vote! A huge thanks goes out to everyone who called, emailed, or met with their state senator -- this victory wouldn't be possible without your hard work and dedication. The next step is the Missouri House. We'll let you know when a vote is scheduled -- for now, go ahead and contact your Missouri representative and voice your support for HCR 19. Click here to contact your state rep. This is a major victory, and I couldn't...
  • Ted Cruz Visited Some Gays, Still Opposes Gay Marriage. So What?

    04/24/2015 12:21:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/23/2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    The New York Times seems to be confused by Ted Cruz again. Per Maggie Haberman: Senator Ted Cruz has positioned himself as a strong opponent of same-sex marriage, urging pastors nationwide to preach in support of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman, which he said was “ordained by God.” But on Monday night, at a reception for him at the Manhattan apartment of two prominent gay hoteliers, the Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful struck quite a different tone. During the gathering, according to two people present, Mr. Cruz said he would not love his...
  • Scott Walker commits to campaigning in Iowa past the caucus

    04/24/2015 12:10:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 24, 2015 | Patrick Marley
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told about 200 Republicans here Friday that if he runs for president, he will campaign in Iowa up until November 2016, and not just through the crucial caucuses in the early part of the year. "We wouldn't be here just for the caucus we'd be back here for the full haul," he said. Walker said winning the Midwest will be crucial for Republicans. Walker is on a two-day swing through Iowa — home to the nation's first presidential contest — as he prepares to launch an almost-certain bid to take the White...
  • How, by bending over backwards to strike a nuclear deal with Iran, Obama is abandoning our allies

    04/24/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 8 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>Gulf of Aden: Iran sends a flotilla of warships and weapons-carrying freighters to reinforce the rebels in Yemen — a noncontiguous, non-Persian, nonthreatening (to Iran) Arabian state — asserting its new status as regional bully and arbiter. The Obama administration sends an aircraft carrier group, apparently to prevent this gross breach of the UN weapons embargo on Yemen. Instead, the administration announces that it has no intention of doing anything. Meanwhile, it exerts pressure on Saudi Arabia to halt its air war over Yemen and agree to negotiate a political settlement involving Iran.</p>
  • 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Shocks Fox News Hosts by Defending Hillary Clinton

    04/24/2015 11:50:15 AM PDT · by drewh · 48 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 2:06 pm, April 24th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Whatever Fox News thought they were getting when they invited Dog the Bounty Hunter (a.k.a., Duane Chapman) to serve as the #OneLuckyGuy on Friday’s Outnumbered, he managed to surprise the show’s co-hosts by unexpectedly backing Hillary Clinton during a discussion about the current 2016 presidential field. In Dog’s words, he doesn’t think anyone on the Republican side right now could “beat the dynamic duo,” by which he means the Clintons. “Oh no!” the women on the panel said in response. “I want someone in there with experience. We’re at war,” he explained. “I am a Republican, but I have faith...
  • For Hillary Clinton, Scandals Have Achieved Critical Mass

    04/24/2015 11:44:21 AM PDT · by safetysign · 18 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 04/23/2015 | Editorial
    Ethics: With each day, new revelations call into question Hillary Clinton's behavior during her tenure as secretary of state and after. It's time for her to suspend her campaign and start answering questions. When even the left-wing media notice a leading Democrat's apparent ethical lapses, she has a real problem. And so does the Democratic Party, which as of now has all its bets for 2016 placed on Hillary Clinton, who, Peter Schweizer's upcoming book "Clinton Cash" suggests, may have engaged in corrupt behavior in office.
  • CHP Dashcam Video Shows State Sen. Ben Hueso's DUI Tests

    04/24/2015 11:33:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Newly released California Highway Patrol dashcam video shows an impaired California State Senator Ben Hueso undergoing sobriety tests and answering questions before his August arrest. In the footage, the San Diego senator is seen driving the wrong way onto a one-way street in Sacramento on Aug. 22. He quickly U-turns, but a CHP officer is quickly on his tail, pulling him over at a nearby gas station. Hueso gets out of his car and is asked to do field sobriety tests. At the officer’s request, he walks back and forth in a straight line. He is then asked to do...
  • 'CLINTON CASH’ GOES HOLLYWOOD: ‘AVENGERS’ STAR MARK RUFFALO (THE HULK) WANTS HILLARY 'PRIMARIED'

    04/24/2015 11:32:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 24 Apr 2015 | by DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Ator Mark Ruffalo posted a link to an investigation based on Peter Schweizer’s new exposé Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich on his Twitter page Thursday, a possible signal that Schweizer’s book has penetrated the Hollywood establishment’s liberal entertainment elites. In his post, the Avengers star took a jab at presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, calling Clinton’s involvement in the newly revealed Uranium One scandal a “problem” and reiterating his desire to see Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren challenge Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016. “This’s the problem! #RunWarrenRun,” Ruffalo...
  • Jake Tapper Named New 'State of the Union' Host as CNN Avoids Clinton Scandals

    04/24/2015 11:04:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Congratulations to Jake Tapper! The host of CNN's The Lead has today been named as the new host of the Sunday morning news show, State of the Union. Whatever his personal political proclivities might be, Tapper has proven himself to be a generally honest reporter. It is hard to imagine him acting in such a blatantly political manner as previous State of the Union host, Candy Crowley, did when she acted as an Obama enabler when she moderated a 2012 presidential debate.Congratulations to Jake Tapper! The host of CNN's The Lead has today been named as the new host of the Sunday...
  • Cruz Address on Lynch Appointment

    04/24/2015 10:53:12 AM PDT · by Hennible Cobb · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Daniel Doherty
    The Senate narrowly confirmed Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general today, 166 days after she was first nominated for the post. The Senate approved Lynch’s nomination with a vote of 56 to 43. Stay tuned for updates. UPDATE: The following Senate Republicans voted 'aye' (via TPM): In an unexpected turn, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) voted with the Democratic caucus to confirm Lynch after slow-walking her nomination. The other Republicans who voted for Lynch were Sens. Orrin Hatch (UT), Lindsey Graham (SC), Jeff Flake (AZ), Thad Cochran (MS), Susan Collins (ME), Mark Kirk (IL), Kelly Ayotte (NH), Ron...
  • Unraveling: Liberal Common Cause demands Clinton Foundation, Hillary audit (wants books opened)

    04/24/2015 10:07:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist
    The financial issues plaguing Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign have become too much even for liberal groups, and now Common Cause is calling for an independent audit of donations to the Clinton Foundation. Amid suggestions that foreign governments donated to the foundation in hopes of getting special treatment from President Obama's State Department when Clinton was his top diplomat, the group on Friday said a "thorough review" is needed. "Six years ago, at Mrs. Clinton's confirmation hearing for her appointment as secretary of state, then-Sen. Dick Lugar observed that 'that foreign governments and entities may perceive the Clinton Foundation as a...
  • Eric Holder’s legacy - Race was always at the core of his agenda

    04/24/2015 9:51:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Alas, the Eric Holder era is over. But critics who think his departure means normalcy will return haven’t been paying attention. Mr. Holder was President Obama’s point man for fundamentally transforming the country, and he did his job well. At the center of Mr. Holder’s transformative agenda was race. Race has always occupied Mr. Holder’s attention; he once said, “There’s a common cause that bonds the black United States attorney with the black criminal.” In what could have been a presidency where race faded into America’s rear-view mirror, Mr. Holder turned race into the road map. It all started in...