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  • France Uses Emergency Laws to Place Climate Activists Under House Arrest

    11/29/2015 2:46:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | November 28, 2015 | Daniel Politi
    At least 24 activists who advocate for climate change have been placed under house arrest ahead of the highly anticipated United Nations talks in Paris. France used emergency laws that were implemented after the Paris shootings to arrest the green campaigners, the French government confirmed on Saturday. Earlier, the Guardian had reported the news, noting that the warrants delivered to the activists cited state of emergency laws that were imposed after 130 people were killed in terrorist attacks earlier this month....... ......It's not that the French government thinks green campaigners are tantamount to terrorists, but rather that their actions could...
  • Poll: Trump [30%] retakes lead, Cruz [21%] surges in IA; Rubio second in NH

    11/28/2015 10:22:07 PM PST · by entropy12 · 6 replies
    cbsnews ^ | Updated Nov 22, 2015 7:24 PM EST | Anthony Salvanto, Jen De Pinto, Sarah Dutton, Fred Backus
    Donald Trump has returned to the lead in Iowa while Ted Cruz has now surged past Ben Carson into second place. Carson has slipped from a first-place tie into third. Cruz's move has come directly at the expense of Carson, as nearly one-quarter of his voters switched. In New Hampshire, Donald Trump keeps his commanding lead, keeping up support from conservatives, Republicans and the independents who say they're coming into the GOP primary to vote for him. This month finds Marco Rubio nearly doubling his support and pushing into second place -- albeit far back of Trump -- at 13...
  • No, Trump is Not Receiving the Endorsemnent of 100 African American Pastors

    11/28/2015 11:27:29 PM PST · by UncleRicosFootball · 8 replies
    Race42016 ^ | 11/28/15 | Matt Coulter
    By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard the news and seen the posters: on Monday, 100 African American pastors will be endorsing Donald Trump at a press conference following a private meeting. The only problem? It’s not true. Oh, Donald Trump says it’s true. His campaign says it’s true. And those flyers the campaign designed says it’s true. But the pastors who are listed as attendees and endorsers disagree... So apparently, Donald Trump’s campaign sent invitations to 100 African American pastors to meet with him on Monday. Then, regardless of whether or not the pastors said they were coming, Trump’s campaign threw...
  • FULL Speech: Donald Trump Holds HUGE Rally in Sarasota, FL (11-28-15)

    11/28/2015 11:15:23 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 28, 2015 | Right Side Broadcasting
    Saturday, November 28, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump held a massive campaign rally and spoke to an overflow crowd of tens of thousands at Robarts Arena in Sarasota, FL. FULL Speech: Donald Trump Holds HUGE Rally in Sarasota, FL (11-28-15)
  • Donald Trump Talks outside Rally in Sarasota Florida 11/28/15

    11/28/2015 11:15:20 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 28, 2015 | PSB Satellite
    Donald Trump Talks outside Rally in Sarasota Florida helicopter as back drop 11/28/15
  • Hillary Clinton’s million little lies

    11/28/2015 8:23:27 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 11/28/2015 | Michael Walsh
    To hear Hillary Clinton tell it, she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary, the conqueror of Mount Everest — even though she was already 6 years old when he made his famous ascent. On a visit to war-torn Bosnia in 1996, she claimed she and her entourage landed under sniper fire and had to run “with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base” — although videos of her arrival show her waltzing serenely across the tarmac, waving to the crowd. She blamed the 2012 attack on American diplomatic and intelligence-gathering installations in Benghazi on...
  • Benghazi, email probes plow ahead after Clinton testimony

    11/28/2015 8:00:54 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    November 24, 2015 ^ | MATTHEW DALY
    Nearly five weeks after Hillary Rodham Clinton's marathon testimony on the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, several investigations into the deadly assault and Clinton's use of a private email account and server are going full bore — and likely will continue into the presidential election year. Republicans on the House Benghazi panel were traveling to Europe, while Senate investigators continue to probe Clinton's use of a private homebrew email server for business purposes and her decision to delete messages she deemed personal. Clinton served as secretary of state during the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens,...
  • Cruz Rips Rubio Over Attack Ad on National Security

    11/28/2015 7:39:31 PM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, speaks at a campaign event on Nov. 28, 2015, in Iowa as U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, far right, looks on. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) LAMONI, Iowa — Ted Cruz and his campaign are offering their harshest and most extensive criticism yet of Marco Rubio since the U.S. Senate colleagues began clashing over immigration and national security issues.Speaking with reporters before a town hall here, Texas' junior senator repeatedly pushed back on a TV ad airing in Iowa that suggests Cruz "voted to weaken America's ability to identify and hunt down terrorists." The spot was produced...
  • Cruz Condemns Planned Parenthood Shooting

    11/28/2015 7:30:14 PM PST · by Isara · 85 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with reporters during an event in Iowa on Nov. 28, 2015. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) LAMONI, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday night condemned the fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood location in Colorado while urging caution regarding the suspect’s motives. “We don’t know ... what those motives were, but whatever they were, it’s unacceptable, and it’s horrific and wrong,” the Republican presidential hopeful told reporters here before a town hall. Cruz is among the first — if not the first — GOP candidate to denounce the shooting, which happened Friday in Colorado Springs and...
  • All Glory is Fleeting - The Demise of the Warrior Ethos

    11/28/2015 7:03:57 PM PST · by pboyington · 11 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 28, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The current situation in the world can only be described as precarious. ISIS and radical jihadis are wreaking havoc across the globe. Old allies are frustrated with a complete lack of US leadership and old enemies like Russia are on the move. We’ve gone from the days in 1989, where Ronald Reagan was told, “the world is quiet” during his last days in office, to “the world is on fire.” Coupled with this, is the state of the US military, which is reeling from readiness, budget and social issues. Added to the military’s problems is what I call, “the demise...
  • Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

    11/28/2015 6:05:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) P_resident Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real. Scientists point to the global agreement, years in the making, as the last, best hope for averting the worst effects of global warming. Obama has spent months prodding other countries to make ambitious carbon-cutting pledges to the agreement, which he hopes will become the framework for countries to tackle the climate issue long beyond the end of his presidency in early 2017. But Republicans have...
  • The Democrats’ Death Wish: The Disappearing Destiny of the Donkey Party

    11/28/2015 9:56:01 AM PST · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 November 2015 | Virgil
    I. The Democrats’ “Euro Envy” Let’s state our thesis up front: The Democrats are in so much trouble on the immigration/border security/counter-terrorism issue that only a truly bone-headed move by the Republicans could save the Democrats from electoral debacle in 2016 and beyond. Which, of course, is always possible, even if, thankfully, it is increasingly unlikely. Perhaps the biggest problem that the Democrats have is Euro Envy. That is, leftist Americans are deeply influenced by the leftist politics of Europe and therefore determined to emulate all its features—whether ordinary Americans like them or not. Yes, European social democracy, if not...
  • Trump campaign stopping in Macon on Monday night (Georgia)

    11/28/2015 5:35:52 PM PST · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Nov 24th, 2014 | Oby Brown
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is coming to Macon on Monday night. Trump is set to speak at the Macon Coliseum during a campaign rally that begins at 7:30 p.m., said Brandon Phillips, the Georgia director for the Trump campaign. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The event will be free to attend -- it will cost $5 to park -- but those who want to go must have a ticket, Phillips said. You can get a ticket online at: bit.ly/1T0VAT0. The event will last about an hour, until 8:30 p.m. or so, Phillips said, "but I've seen him speak...
  • Trump: I’m steamrolling Jeb, Rubio in their home state

    11/28/2015 4:06:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is going after GOP primary rivals Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for polls showing them trailing the businessman in their home state. "We're leading in Florida against a sitting senator, right - a sitting senator," Trump said at a rally in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday. "So we are beating a sitting senator who never votes for Florida," he added. "And think of this, we're leading against an ex-governor, Bush - Bush, in favor of Common Core, can you believe you're in favor of Common Core?"
  • Fmr Congressman Endorses Trump: ‘He’s Right On Target’ About Immigration

    11/28/2015 3:51:34 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/28/2015 | SCOTT GREER
    Former Republican Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode endorsed Donald Trump for president earlier this month and The Daily Caller caught up with the ex-representative to find out why he feels the flamboyant billionaire is the best choice for the White House. "The primary reason is his good positions opposing illegal immigration and reducing legal immigration," Goode told TheDC. "Mr. Trump understands how important that is to stopping the constant flow of illegals across the border. He also wants to mandate e-verify which would help keeping illegals from getting U.S. jobs." While in Congress, Goode was a strong proponent of border security...
  • Online Polls Are Rising. So Are Concerns About Their Results.

    11/28/2015 3:30:27 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/27/2015 | Nate Cohn
    Two of the most important trend lines in political campaign polling might be about to cross. One is the rise of online polling. The other is the decline of telephone surveys because of rising costs and possibly declining quality, tied to the fact that fewer Americans are willing to participate in a telephone poll. Many public opinion researchers have thought that Internet polling would eventually overtake phone polling, but they hoped it would not happen before online polling was ready. Ready or not, online polling has arrived. Political analysts and casual poll readers now face a deluge of data from...
  • WATCH: Cruz ad deploys Rep. Bridenstine against Rubio

    11/28/2015 3:28:59 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/15 | Curt Mills
    Congressman Jim Bridenstine: Ted Cruz is ready to be our Commander in Chief (Video) One of Ted Cruz's fiercest congressional supporters, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., stars in a new ad rebuffing some of Sen. Marco Rubio's critiques of Cruz on foreign policy. The ad implores voters to "Trust Ted." "As a Navy pilot, I flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan," Bridenstine tells viewers. "I just watched a despicable ad from one of Marco Rubio's campaign supporters suggesting that Ted Cruz is weak on security." "I have watched Ted Cruz boldly stand against President Obama's appeasement of those who threaten...
  • Hillary No Shoo-In for 2016

    11/28/2015 3:13:41 PM PST · by GilGil · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/28/2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    ...the challenge for Hillary Clinton is likely to be much different. Rather than worrying about whether she can hold the lead and run out the clock, the question will become whether or not she can pull off a come-from-behind victory. In all likelihood, the Republican nominee will start off the general election season as the favorite. That perspective may sound crazy to Clinton supporters and many in the D.C. media club. They see the Democratic front-runner as obviously experienced and qualified in contrast to the leading GOP candidates. But fundamentals drive elections more than candidates do. The most important measure...
  • Again: Trump protester booted by raucous crowd in Fla.

    11/28/2015 2:42:57 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11-28-2015 | Curt Mills
    November 28, 2015 Again: Trump protester booted by raucous crowd in Fla. by Curt Mills A rally held by Donald Trump was again interrupted by a protester Saturday. A loud demonstrator was shouted down by the crowd and ejected from the crowd, while the Republican presidential front-runner attempted to step in and control the situation. "Now, be nice, be nice, be nice," Trump implored a Sarasota, Fla., crowd, attempting to calm his supporters. "Be nice to the person." "Don't hurt the person, don't hurt the person," Trump continued. "Don't be rude." The situation then re-escalated, however. Trump stood on stage,...
  • Putin says Turkey's leaders back 'Islamisation' of Turkish society: agencies

    11/28/2015 2:08:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Reuters Canada ^ | November 25, 2015 | Maria Kiselyova
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Turkey's political leaders had been encouraging the Islamisation of Turkish society, something he said was a problem, Russian agencies quoted him as saying. Speaking a day after Turkey shot down one of Moscow's jets, Putin said: "The problem is not the tragedy we witnessed yesterday," the TASS news agency quoted him as saying. "The problem is much deeper. We observe ... that the current Turkish leadership over a significant number of years has been pursuing a deliberate policy of supporting the Islamisation of their country."(continued)
  • Bridenstine: I have seen Ted Cruz stand up to both President Obama and Marco Rubio, when they...

    11/28/2015 1:34:42 PM PST · by Isara · 16 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/28/15
    Bridenstine: I have seen Ted Cruz stand up to both President Obama and Marco Rubio, when they joined forces to provide amnesty without border security Cruz Campaign Releases Web Video That Tells the Truth About Ted Cruz's National Security RecordHOUSTON, Texas - Cruz for President today released an online video featuring Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine (and current Major in the Oklahoma Air National Guard) who shares the truth about Ted Cruz's record of defending America’s national security and points out that Marco Rubio's Gang of Eight bill would have weakened border security and given President Obama authority to expand admission...
  • Trump goes after GOP rivals Rubio, Bush in their home state

    11/28/2015 1:31:28 PM PST · by McGruff · 34 replies
    AP ^ | November 28, 2015 | SERGIO BUSTOS
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump bragged about his high standing in the polls, slammed super political action committees and dismissed rivals Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in a campaign stop Saturday in their home state of Florida. Speaking before thousands who jammed into the Robarts Arena in Sarasota, Trump said he's "killing everybody" in polls nationally and in early voting states
  • Immigration Advocates Now Shifting Focus to Citizenship

    11/28/2015 1:27:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 28, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Who could possibly be surprised by this? With anti-immigrant sentiment soaring among Republican presidential candidates, and immigration reform stalled in Congress and the courts, New York advocacy groups, with the support of the Obama administration, are redoubling their efforts in one area they can control: citizenship. They are pushing to convert as many of the country's 8.8 million green card holders as possible into naturalized Americans. The influence of the Latino voting bloc has added impetus to the drive. According to Latino Decisions, a polling and research firm, 80 percent of naturalized Latino citizens voted for...
  • In New York, a Warmer Reception for Syrian Refugees

    11/28/2015 1:23:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Voice of America ^ | November 28, 2015 | Ramon Taylor
    In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, politicians and others are calling for a ban — or at least a delay — on the influx of refugees to the United States. Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush have called on the U.S. to accept only Christian Syrian refugees, not Muslims. Presidential candidate Donald Trump goes one step further, saying he would accept none. Dr. Ahmad Jaber, president of the Arab-American Association of New York and Dawood Mosque, calls such rhetoric unconstitutional. "How dare you say you are not welcoming refugees," Jaber said. "How dare you say...
  • TRUMP: Historians will blame 'Barack Hussein Obama' for any government shutdowns

    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump argued Saturday that Republicans should have threatened to close the government during recent budget negotiations with President Barack Obama. "They're horrible poker players. Horrible," the Republican presidential front-runner lamented. Trump said John Boehner, the former House speaker, had forfeited his leverage by not drawing a harder line with Obama. "I like Boehner as a person. He's a nice guy. But ... I heard Boehner before he left say there's no way we're going to close up government," Trump said, speaking at a packed campaign rally in Sarasota, Florida. "That means the other side just won," he...
  • Huckabee: Obama ‘Always’ Tells Us ‘We Just Don’t Have the Same Virtue’ He Does

    11/28/2015 12:21:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 11/28/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said that President Obama “always sort of lifts his head, puts his nose up in the air, and tells us that we’re just not as strong morally, and we just don’t have the same virtue and character that he does” on Saturday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel.Huckabee said, “That’s one of the frustrating things about this president. He always tries to make it that he has the moral authority, and everybody else is wrong, not just wrong in terms of an opinion, or a point of view, but...
  • 2 Black Social Stars (Diamond and Silk) Have a BRUTAL Message for Obama about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION…

    11/28/2015 12:10:38 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 20 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 11/28/2015
    2 Black Social Stars Have a BRUTAL Message for Obama about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION...You Are Going to Love This...GOING VIRAL Diamond and Silk are mad as hell. Donald J. Trump will build the wall and secure us all. ILLEGAL Immigration has ripped away the fabric of America. Obama and Hillary don't care about securing America house but they secure their own houses. Democrats wants people to be satisfied with crumbs while they continue to drain this country dry. "We're Not Going To Take It Anymore" Wake Up America.......... #Stump4TrumpBaby
  • Obama: We Can't Pray With Clean Conscience Unless We Stop Easy Access to...

    11/28/2015 12:01:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 101 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/28/15
    President Barack Obama on Saturday issued a statement about the shooting that took place at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday.Three people, including a policeman, were killed in the incident.“If we truly care about this--if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience--then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them,” said Obama. “Period.  Enough is enough.”Here is the full text of President Obama’s statement: The last...
  • SOLD OUT=> Lines Form FIVE BLOCKS LONG to See Donald Trump in Sarasota (Photos)

    Gateway Pundit reporter Kristinn Taylor is standing in line outside the event. Kristinn says one line is three blocks long and the other line to the arena is five blocks long.
  • Democrat Should Probably Avoid Thunderstorms If He Files Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz

    11/28/2015 11:45:13 AM PST · by Isara · 21 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | November 27, 2015 | Frank Camp
    Speaking Wednesday on Fox News Radio’s “Alan Colmes Show,” Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL) told Colmes that he would challenge Ted Cruz should the Texas Senator get the Republican nomination.After Grayson talked about how allegedly bigoted the Republican field is, Colmes asked him for specifics.Grayson replied, and the exchange was as follows: GRAYSON: “Show me one who represents the exception here. In a sense, I guess Cruz is not technically that way, because technically, he's not even an America.”COLMES: “Well, his mother was born here…”GRAYSON: “I don't know...the Constitution says natural-born Americans, so now we're counting Canadians as natural born Americans?...
  • FULL Speech: Donald Trump Rally in Sarasota, FL (Replay)

    11/28/2015 11:33:21 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 68 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-28-15 | Donald Trump
    The live stream I was watching kept going out so if you missed the whole thing or part of it, here's a replay. Saturday, November 28, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump held a massive campaign rally and spoke to an overflow crowd of tens of thousands at Robarts Arena in Sarasota, FL. youtube.com/watch?v=C9-mReBPVAA
  • Karl Rove Opens His Rolodex for Ben Carson

    11/28/2015 11:29:14 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    From Kevin Cirilli and Ben Brody writing at Bloomberg Politics: Republican strategist Karl Rove helped set up a meeting between top fundraisers for Ben Carson and casino mogul Steve Wynn. Rove confirmed to Bloomberg Politics that he acted as the go-between for the Carson camp and Wynn, a sometimes business competitor of Donald Trump, the rival Carson has been batting all fall for the Republican nomination. “I introduced them but I don’t know anything further about that,” said Rove, who added that he did not attend the meeting.
  • Karl Rove to Newsmax: Trump Needs to Quit Calling Foes 'Clowns and Morons'

    11/28/2015 9:03:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 129 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Karl Rove says Donald Trump may very well win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But the influential GOP consultant and policy adviser, in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, adds the billionaire developer's acidic attacks on his fellow candidates could hurt his chances. "He's taken the lead - took the lead in July and held it. He's got a chance to win the nomination," Rove said Wednesday on "Newsmax Prime" with J.D. Hayworth. "His challenge is, he's created a high floor, but a low ceiling. It's sort of hard to grow when you've taken on the habit of excoriating everybody...
  • The Latest on Obama/Clinton Scandals (Weekly Update)

    11/28/2015 10:47:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 27, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Secret Service in Cover-Up Mode on Obama Travel Costs State Department Rushed Approval for Hillary Clinton's Memoirs Happy ThanksgivingSecret Service in Cover-Up Mode on Obama Travel Costs There may be legitimate reasons for the Secret Service to keep some documents from the public. But concealing taxpayer-funded security expenses for Barack Obama's luxury vacations sure isn't one of them. That's why your JW has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Secret Service for failing to respond to 19 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for security-related expenses related...
  • USAF General Chuck Yeager endorses Donald J. Trump

    11/28/2015 9:34:01 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 55 replies
    Gary Forbes ^ | 11/5/2015 | Chuck Yeager
    Donald Trump's entire life has been made up of success and winning. He's a fighter that clearly loves America and would fight for our nation. Earlier I quoted Trump saying "I love America. And when you love something, you pro- tect it passionately--fiercely, even." We never hear that from Democrats or even from most Republicans. Donald Trump is saying things that desperately need to be said but no other candidate has shown the fortitude to stand up and say them. The criticisms of Trump are amazingly missing something. They are lacking in negative stories from those who work for him...
  • Our (Black Youth Project 100) Demands: Stop the Cops and FUND Black Futures

    11/28/2015 8:36:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Black Youth Project 100 ^ | November 28, 2015
    BYP100 organizes for the liberation of ALL Black people. In the wake of the release of the video showing the execution of Laquan McDonald, we are poised to continue our organizing across the United States. It is OUR duty to FIGHT for our freedom. Here's what we want: We demand all local, state and federal budgets to defund the police and invest those dollars and resources in Black futures. We want reparations for chattel slavery, Jim Crow and mass incarceration. We want to end all profit from so-called "criminal justice" punishment - both public and private. We want a guaranteed...
  • We should definitely challenge Ted Cruz's citizenship if he is elected president

    11/28/2015 8:27:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been rising in the polls of late, not only in Iowa, but nationally as well. (And high time, if you ask me.) It’s far too soon to declare him a resident of the top tier aside Trump with so few samples, but the prospect of his being a serious contender for the nomination can’t be discounted. And if he wins the Party’s endorsement, he may be in fine shape to take on Hillary Clinton and then be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. So then what? Well, at least according to...
  • Karl Rove connects Carson to big donors

    11/28/2015 8:21:45 AM PST · by springwater13 · 29 replies
    Republican strategist Karl Rove arranged a meeting between fundraisers for GOP candidate Ben Carson and casino tycoon Steve Wynn, Bloomberg reports. Wynn is a sometimes-business competitor of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, whose campaign is viewing the meeting as an attempt by the GOP establishment to help Carson topple his chief rival in the primary race. "Karl Rove is at the center of the GOP establishment — fearful of what real leadership in Washington D.C. will accomplish," Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Bloomberg in a statement. "Mr. Trump continues to expose the all-talk, no action politicians propped up their dark...
  • Watch Live: Donald Trump Rally in Sarasota, FL (11-28-15)

    11/28/2015 7:55:56 AM PST · by GilGil · 201 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/28/2015 | Youtube
    Should be interesting because Trump says in his latest twitter statement: "Virtually no-one has spent more money in helping the American people with disabilities than me. Will discuss today at my speech in Sarasota."
  • Down 12 Points, Trump Has Biggest Poll-to-Poll Decline in Months

    11/28/2015 7:43:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Is Trump-mentum finally slowing down? While this is only one poll and the GOP establishment is still in panic mode over Trump's continued lead, a Reuters/Ipsos survey released Friday shows the GOP frontrunner lost 12 points in less than a week, "his largest single poll-to-poll drop since he took the primary lead in July," The Hill reports. The rolling poll, which was conducted from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27, still has the real estate mogul at the top, finding favor among 31 percent of Republicans. However, support for Trump is down from a peak of 43 percent, which was registered...
  • Cruz campaign puts family out front

    11/28/2015 7:11:15 AM PST · by Isara · 133 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/28/15 | Katie Glueck
    In the Texas senator's bid for the White House, his father and wife are the tip of the spear. To one degree or another, every candidate running for president has enlisted their family in their effort. But none have gone so far as Ted Cruz, whose surging campaign has placed his wife Heidi and father Rafael at the tip of the spear, leading fundraising and organizing efforts as if they were paid staffers.Neither has a formal title, but as the Texas senator continues to roll out endorsements and assemble a growing network of supporters in the early states and across...
  • Interview with Oathkeepers PA official on refugee crisis

    11/28/2015 7:06:07 AM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 28, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    At the link there is a recorded interview with a State Constable in Pennsylvania concerning the so-called "refugees" entering the country. He is also a leader in Oathkeepers of Pennsylvania. There are no efforts to track these "refugees," who are arguably (and from experience) the terrorists of tomorrow. Interview with Constable Marcus Kohan begins at 25 minutes into program. The first 25 minutes of the program is a discussion of the intensifying situation in the Middle East around Turkey, Russia, Syria, and Obama's alliance with radical Islam. The farce of the Iranian nuclear deal is also discussed.
  • Ben Carson travels to Jordan to meet Syrian refugees

    11/28/2015 6:57:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/28/2015 | By Tal Kopan
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson traveled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees Friday, according to his campaign. "Dr Carson and a small group are in Jordan," a campaign aide said. "There was no intention to make this a press event. He is there fact finding, listening, learning and meeting." The goal of the surprise trip is to better understand the refugee crisis stemming from Syria's brutal civil war, his campaign told The New York Times, which was first to report the news -- and the trip comes as he struggles in the race with a renewed focus on foreign...
  • Donald Trump taps into deep Republican anger at government

    11/28/2015 6:57:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 72 replies
    CNN via donaldjtrump.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Stephen Collinson and Tal Kopan
    A sustained outburst of anger and deep disdain for government that has shaped the Republican race for president and confounded the pundits is not going away. The spirit of insurrection that has powered outsider candidates like Donald Trump to the head of the polls is threatening to close an already narrowing lane for more traditional candidates in the frenzied run-up to the first early voting contests early next year. A Pew Research Center poll published Monday showed that the deepest suspicion of government, though also elevated among the broader electorate, remains in the Republican Party. The intensity of that sentiment...
  • What Trump Supporters Think About Race and Religion

    11/28/2015 6:09:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/28/2015 | by PERRY BACON JR.
    Donald Trump, as many people on the left and even some on the right agree, is undoubtedly and intentionally making controversial remarks on cultural, racial and religious issues. But what's emerged as the more complicated question is whether Trump's supporters agree with all of his remarks. Are at least some of Trump's backers, as many liberals argue, racist or intolerant? In interviews, Trump supporters often say they like the mogul's blunt approach, that he "tells it like it is," without always detailing what "it is" that Trump is explaining so clearly. In some ways, the Trump question is an extension...
  • ABC Calls Rushing Shooter En Masse 'Great Advice'—But Criticized Ben Carson for It

    11/28/2015 5:43:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When last month Ben Carson suggested that people confronted by a shooter should rush him en masse, ABC ran a story criticizing him, claiming that Carson "appears to be second-guessing" the victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. But on ABC's Good Morning America today, in the wake of the mass shooting in Colorado Springs, guess what an expert suggested? "If you can get other people to go with you, that is extremely important, in fact, that's one of the teaching tools today in schools is everyone at mass start throwing stuff at the shooter and...
  • USA Transnational Report – LIVE 8AM - Mid East Update

    11/28/2015 4:55:45 AM PST · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 28, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    LIVE 8 AM EST THIS SATURDAY (11/28) MORNING! Middle East Update & guest State Constable Marcus Kohan Topics to be addressed: -The "New Order" in the Middle East - post shooting down of Russian war plane -U.S. State Department - Iran never signed the nuclear deal! - What now? -How are the so-called "refugees" being brought to the United States? Who are they? -New Oathkeepers efforts in Pennsylvania to organize local communities for safety in perilous times Call-in #: 855-853-5227 You can listen to USA Transnational Report live on JJ McCartney's Nightside Radio Studios and on Red State Talk Radio....
  • DOCUMENT LEAK: VA GOP Establishment’s "Loyalty Oath" Scheme to Suppress Insurgents Trump & Cruz

    11/27/2015 11:19:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | November 25, 2015 | Doug Ross
    The Last Refuge blog (also known as The Conservative Treehouse) has done yeoman's work exposing the GOP establishment's plot to jam Jeb Bush down the collective throats of the electorate. Despite Bush's single-digit poll numbers, the GOPe remains fixated on a Bush candidacy (and, by extension, a Hillary presidency, since Bush has zero chance of winning a general election). Most recently, Virginia's old guard has proffered a laughably obvious ploy to deter independent, Tea Party, Reagan Democrat, and Constitutional Conservatives who have abandoned the Republican establishment from voting in the GOP primary....
  • The End of Academic Elites [as Internet changes accelerate]

    11/28/2015 12:50:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2015 | Mike Konrad
    Unlike the revolution started by the printing press which soon stabilized, internet changes are not merely drastic but continually accelerating.The internet has changed everything, so much so that even I, a man who has been online for 19 years, am constantly amazed at the pace of accelerated change. The printing press changed the world in a few decades in the 16th century. The internet is even more revolutionary. Even more so than the press, the internet has evaporated prior means of didactic instruction. The printing press created change, but only the rich could afford to buy one. For less than...
  • The Democrats’ Death Wish: The Disappearing Destiny of the Donkey Party

    11/27/2015 11:44:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | Virgil
    ...........Yes, everything is different, now, for elite Democrats. As we have seen, they are inspired by the EU. And as we have also seen, they no longer worry about worker's wages-and that only makes sense, because the two big magnetic poles of the new Democratic coalition, Al Sharpton and George Soros, are both oblivious to wages. Why? Because Sharpton's core constituents aren't in the workforce; they make their living through welfare, not work. And as for Soros and his fellow billionaires, they couldn't be bothered to think about anything as microscopic as a mere wage. Meanwhile, Democratic politicos believe that...