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  • State Department refuses to say if Taliban attack on Americans was a terrorist attack

    02/01/2015 7:25:56 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine
    JihadWatch.org ^ | January 31, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    VIDEO of Spokes-Mouth "Tap-Dancing and Singing" Without Music The Obama Administration doesn’t want to acknowledge that the Taliban is a terrorist group, because it knows that with the reduction of the American presence in Afghanistan will come an increase in the Taliban’s power. The more Americans remember that we went in there to fight the Taliban, the more the whole enterprise will look like a failure. Which it is.
  • Shiite militias add to insecurity in Baghdad, some say

    02/01/2015 7:05:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 1, 2015 | By MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE AND NABIH BULOS
    When his father disappeared Dec. 18, Alaa Dawood reported him missing to the police but had little faith that they would find the elderly man, who had suffered brain damage when he was kidnapped six years ago and tortured by militants. Shiite militias empowered by the government to fight Sunni militants have been asked to stand down by Prime Minister Haider Abadi, and police say they have assumed control of investigations and patrols. But many Baghdadis, including Shiites like Dawood, said they still fear the militias, which they said operate with impunity. Casualty figures in 2014 were the highest since...
  • Oregon Senators Hope More Democrats Mean More Gun Control

    02/01/2015 7:01:51 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/1/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    As Oregon’s senate prepares to convene February 2 for a “five-month legislative session,” returning senators who tried but failed at gun control in previous years hope having more Democrats in 2015 means gun control will finally succeed. According to the Associated Press, “proposed gun control measures have hit a roadblock in the senate during the past four years.” But this year, “with more Democrats in there…[things] could be different.”
  • In Puerto Rico, Undocumented Immigrants To Get The Right To Vote

    02/01/2015 6:31:29 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Latino USA ^ | January 30, 2015 | Marlon Bishop
    A few weeks ago, Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla made a surprise announcement that soon he would submit legislation that would give undocumented immigrants and other non-citizens the right to vote in island-wide elections. The move has been commended by immigrants’ rights groups, but is viewed by many on the island as a cheap move by an unpopular governor to try and fix the next election. It’s also left many people on the island asking: can the governor legally do it? The answer, it turns out, seems to be “yes.” Federal law doesn’t stop states or cities from allowing...
  • Report: Jeb ‘Never Forgave’ Mitt for Rightward Move on Immigration

    02/01/2015 6:18:14 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    BREIBART.COM ^ | 01 FEBRUARY 2015 | TONY LEE
    Former Florida Governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush reportedly “never forgave” Mitt Romney for moving to the right on illegal immigration, which was perhaps one of the only issues where Romney was somewhat in line with conservatives. Romney announced on Friday that he would not make a third run for the White House, and NBC’s Chuck Todd said Romney was Jeb Bush’s preferred candidate in 2007 before Romney flipped on immigration. Todd added that “some of the interest in the race was personal” Jeb Bush “never forgave” Romney for using “immigration as a wedge issue against McCain.”
  • Climate Change’s Bottom Line

    02/01/2015 6:08:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 31, 2015 | By BURT HELM
    It was 8 degrees in Minneapolis on a recent January day, and out on Interstate 394, snow whipped against the windshields of drivers on their morning commutes. But inside the offices of Cargill, the food conglomerate, Greg Page, the company’s executive chairman, felt compelled to talk about global warming. Mr. Page is a member of the Risky Business Project, an unusual collection of business and policy leaders determined to prepare American companies for climate change. It’s a prestigious club, counting a former senator, five former White House cabinet members, two former mayors and two billionaires in the group. The 10...
  • As Netanyahu rampages, Israel's interests are but collateral damage (Haaretz assaults Bibi)

    02/01/2015 5:40:38 AM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 1, 2015 | 5:03 AM | Haaretz Editorial
    Three consecutive events, initiated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, make it clear that hidden within the campaign propaganda are genuine threats to Israel’s security and standing. The assumption that the killing on the Golan Heights of the senior Hezbollah figures and the Iranian general, which has been attributed to Israel, was necessary is not convincing. Israel has already suffered lethal retaliation, in which two soldiers were killed. It would have been possible to accept the claim, by senior officers and by cabinet ministers, according to which no political considerations were behind the operation, had it had coincided with the growing...
  • Feds probe NYC civil court following Silver’s arrest (can you say kickback?)

    02/01/2015 5:33:39 AM PST · by Liz · 10 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 2/1/15 | Isabel Vincent, Melissa Klein and Susan Edelman
    The American Tort Reform Assn calls NYC's asbestos court the nation’s top “judicial hellhole”. Silver has been blocking tort-reform bills for decades. Silver's arrest centers on his no-show legal work for asbestos-profiteer, Weitz and Luxemberg, (as well as millions in bribes and kickbacks from fixing real-estate cases)..... judges with ties to Silver and his lifelong pal, Jonathan Lippman, the chief judge of the state Court of Appeals, presided over the cases. Silver was “of counsel” to Weitz & Luxemberg which earned unusual fast-track “red-carpet treatment” “better judges” and first dibs on jurors. Sherry Klein Heitler, the chief asbestos judge (at...
  • Story that Boehner blindsided Obama on Netanyahu invitation was manufactured agitprop

    02/01/2015 5:11:20 AM PST · by blueyon · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/31/15 | Ed Lasky
    correction appearing in the New York Times quietly unravels what has become a major story as phony agitprop, intended to discredit the leaders of Israel and the House of Representatives. Of course, the story is still believed by many, and has well served those in the White House and media who created and disseminated it. Omri Ceren spotted the correction and explained on Twitter: NYT tries to promote anti-Netanyahu talking point that #Israel blindsided Obama. They got just 1 tiny detail wrong.
  • Jeb Bush to Gain Most From Romney’s Exit, Poll Finds

    02/01/2015 5:08:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2015 | Janey Hook
    A new poll suggests that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stands to gain the most from Mitt Romney’s decision not to run for president for the third time. A Fox News poll released Thursday before Mr. Romney’s decision was announced found that Mr. Bush was the second choice of many who favored Mr. Romney, and would lead the field in his absence. Although Mr. Romney would have led the field with 21% of Republicans surveyed by Fox, the poll found that in his absence Mr. Bush rose to No. 1 spot with 15%, followed by Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee...
  • More than 200 ‘Run Warren Run’ events planned for Super Bowl weekend

    02/01/2015 2:38:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Liberal activist groups have more than 200 “house party” events planned across the country this weekend as part of an effort to get Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, to run for president in 2016. The “Run Warren Run” campaign, comprised of members from the groups MoveOn.org, Democracy for America and Ready for Warren, is planning more than 200 “organizing house parties” in 46 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam to try to develop ideas for how they can convince her to run.
  • Scott Walker Comes To Washington to Bash Washington

    02/01/2015 12:31:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Time ^ | January 30, 2015 | Jeke J. Miller
    "....Walker, who is deep into preparations for an all-but-certain bid for the Oval Office, called for a “transfer of power” from Washington, D.C. to the states. He called the city “68 square miles surrounded by reality,” with six of the 10 richest counties in America, according to the median income. “We need to transfer power, power from our nation’s capital here in Washington back to the cities and states in this country, where the people, where the hardworking people in this country can actually hold their government accountable,” he said...."
  • Scott Walker Takes Lead [15%] In Iowa Poll - [Jeb 6th, at 8%]

    01/31/2015 11:47:50 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 54 replies
    HuffingtonPost.com ^ | January 31, 2015 | Huffington Post
    In the poll, released on Saturday night, [Sott] Walker was the first choice of 15 percent of respondents in the poll, up from 4 percent when the poll was conducted in October. Walker bested Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who was at 14 percent. Mitt Romney was in third at 13 percent; the poll was taken from Monday to Thursday, before he announced his withdrawal from the race. Ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was in fourth with ten percent of voters' support. ...Jeb Bush, who is viewed as the GOP's establishment choice, was only preferred by eight percent of voters. The results...
  • No, Conservatives Aren't Really Turning on Sarah Palin

    01/31/2015 10:28:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Bloomberg | January 29, 2015 | David Weigel
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-01-29/no-conservatives-aren-t-really-turning-on-sarah-palin
  • Walker praises Ryan for budget deal (2013)

    01/31/2015 8:44:29 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 47 replies
    weau.com ^ | Dec 15, 2013
    Gov. Scott Walker is praising fellow Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan for the congressman's role in broking a bipartisan budget bill that's been blasted a by number of conservatives. Walker said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that Ryan provided strong leadership on the bill that passed the House Thursday and awaits Senate action.
  • Scott Walker Leads GOP Race In Latest Iowa Poll

    01/31/2015 7:22:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 01/31/2015 | Luke Villapaz
    A year out from the Iowa caucuses, potential presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has taken the lead among Republicans, an Iowa Poll published Saturday indicates. With 15 percent support, Walker leads a number of other potential candidates for the Republican ticket, including Rand Paul, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush, the Des Moines Register reported. Walker is the No. 2 candidate among potential caucus attendees who support an establishment candidate as well as those who prefer one who is anti-establishment, the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa poll indicated. Following close behind, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky...
  • Sarah Palin's scorched-earth plan for the GOP: Governor challenges party to move sharply right

    01/31/2015 5:38:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News ^ | January 31, 2015 | Neil Macdonald
    Sarah Palin, who now says she's definitely interested in "serving" as president next year, made a speech last weekend at a gathering of Republican White House aspirants in Iowa. It was somewhat coarser, and certainly more bitter, than her usual bundle of platitudes and jingoism. At one point she shouted "Screw the left in Hollywood!" And she complained about how even some Republicans are buying into "this unhealthy new obsession … about this subjective income gap that we're supposed to be so obsessed about right now." She came close to suggesting conservative Republicans rip up their cards and register as...
  • Likud Press Conference to Expose Obama-Labor Link

    01/31/2015 4:16:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/1/15 | Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen
    The Likud party intends to hold a press conference in Tel Aviv Sunday in which it will expose details about “V15 – Victory in 2015,” a campaign it says is using foreign money, and lots of it, to boost Labor and Meretz in the elections. Likud has filed a motion to the Elections Committee, according to which V15 is carrying out an illegal indirect campaign with a connection to Labor and Meretz. V15 is “making criminal use of foreign sources of funding,” adding that the sums involved were “very high” and their sources unknown. Likud's press conference will include MK...
  • Likud Press Conference to Expose Obama-Labor Link

    01/31/2015 3:03:44 PM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/31/2015, 11:06 PM | Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen
    The Likud party intends to hold a press conference in Tel Aviv Sunday in which it will expose details about “V15 – Victory in 2015,” a campaign it says is using foreign money, and lots of it, to boost Labor and Meretz in the elections. Likud has filed a motion to the Elections Committee, according to which V15 is carrying out an illegal indirect campaign with a connection to Labor and Meretz. V15 is “making criminal use of foreign sources of funding,” adding that the sums involved were “very high” and their sources unknown. Likud's press conference will include MK...
  • Jeb ‘Put Me Through Hell’ (Michael Schiavo)

    01/31/2015 3:01:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 121 replies
    Politico ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michael Kruse
    CLEARWATER, Fla.—Sitting recently on his brick back patio here, Michael Schiavo called Jeb Bush a vindictive, untrustworthy coward. For years, the self-described “average Joe” felt harassed, targeted and tormented by the most important person in the state. “It was a living hell,” he said, “and I blame him.” Michael Schiavo was the husband of Terri Schiavo, the brain-dead woman from the Tampa Bay area who ended up at the center of one of the most contentious, drawn-out conflicts in the history of America’s culture wars. The fight over her death lasted almost a decade. It started as a private legal...
  • The Party of the Living Dead

    01/31/2015 2:05:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Ricochet ^ | January 31, 2015 | Paul A. Rahe
    A few days ago, in India, Barack Obama gave a three-minute speech in which he referred to himself 118 times. That speech is emblematic of his entire administration. Nearly all of his speeches have been exceedingly self-referential. All Presidents are to some degree full of themselves. Had they not been so, they never would have made it that far. But when it comes to vanity, Barack Obama takes the cake. The whole enterprise has always been about him — and no one else — which helps explain the astonishing damage he has done to the Democratic Party. The way things...
  • Blue Dot for Obama Prompts Red Nebraska to Revisit Electoral College Rules

    01/31/2015 1:13:45 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 31, 2015 | MITCH SMITH
    LINCOLN, Neb. - If this state had an official color, it would most certainly be red. Football fans don scarlet sweatshirts each game day, red meat is a dietary staple and, for decades, Republican presidential candidates filled Nebraska's borders on the electoral map with their party's name. Use a link from this google search to bypass NYT's pay-wall.https://www.google.com/search?q=blue+dot+for+obama+prompts+red+nebrask+to+revisit+electoral+college+rules&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=Palemoon:en-US&client=palemoon
  • Is pot the new gay marriage for the GOP?

    01/31/2015 12:27:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | January 31, 2015 | Jonathan Topaz
    Marijuana is shaping up to be the new gay marriage of GOP politics — most Republicans would rather not talk about it, except to punt to the states. But when it comes to the 2016 presidential race, a series of legalization ballot initiatives — and a certain outspoken Kentucky senator — could make it harder for the Republican field to avoid the conversation.
  • Jeb's big test: Can Bush capitalize on Romney's exit?

    01/31/2015 12:22:28 PM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | January 30, 2015 | Ben White and Anna Palmer
    Mitt Romney’s exit from the 2016 presidential race sets up a critical challenge for Jeb Bush, top Republicans say: If the former Florida governor can scoop up many of Romney’s big donors, he would set himself up as the dominant front-runner in the establishment wing of the party — and make life much more difficult for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. “It sets up the first big test for Jeb on whether he can start closing all these big donors right now and cement his status as the premier candidate in the field and the one who offers the best...
  • Report: Jeb ‘Never Forgave’ Mitt for Rightward Move on Immigration

    01/31/2015 11:12:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 30, 2015 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush reportedly “never forgave” Mitt Romney for moving to the right on illegal immigration, which was perhaps one of the only issues where Romney was somewhat in line with conservatives. Romney announced on Friday that he would not make a third run for the White House, and NBC’s Chuck Todd said Romney was Jeb Bush’s preferred candidate in 2007 before Romney flipped on immigration. Todd added that “some of the interest in the race was personal” Jeb Bush “never forgave” Romney for using “immigration as a wedge issue against McCain.”
  • Obama IRS Should Face Justice (Weekly Update)

    01/31/2015 11:09:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 30, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    IRS Cover-Up Expands to Justice Department Exchanging Terrorists for an Army Deserter? Will Senate Endorse Obama’s Lawlessness?IRS Cover-Up Expands to Justice Department In an interview with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News about a year ago, President Obama said that President Richard Nixon was actually more liberal in his policies than Obama is. But, while comparing their policies, Obama conveniently left out one chilling similarity: Both presidents used the virtually unbridled power and authority of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target their political opponents. In fact, in many respects Obama’s IRS abuses actually have been much worse than Nixon’s. As...
  • Pelosi vs. Netanyahu's Congress speech: If he wants to talk Iran, he can go on TV

    01/31/2015 11:01:31 AM PST · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jan. 31, 2015 | 5:53 PM | Barak Ravid
    Criticism in the Democratic Party over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned Congress address is refusing to die down. Despite marathon phone calls between Netanyahu and senior Democrats in an effort to convince them to tone down their objections to the speech, the underlying message relayed by the Democratic representatives in the House and the Senate is that Netanyahu ought to cancel it. The most direct statement yet was issued by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday, who did not rule out the possibility that many Democratic lawmakers would boycott Netanyahu's speech on March 3. Asked if most House Democrats would...
  • 2016: WITHOUT ROMNEY IN FIELD, JEB LEADS SOUTH CAROLINA POLL

    01/31/2015 11:01:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 30, 2015 | Tony Lee
    Now that Mitt Romney has announced he will not make a third White House run, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is the leader in an early South Carolina poll. Romney made his announcement on Friday, and a Gravis poll conducted January 21-22 actually found Romney in the lead in the first-in-the-South primary state with 20%. Bush, who leads without Romney in the field, received 18%. Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was in third at 9% while former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee received 8% along with Sen. Ted Cruz. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) received 7% each. New...
  • How Jeb Bush's wife could help win him the White House

    01/31/2015 10:50:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 28, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Jeb Bush’s secret weapon in his potential White House bid is his wife of 40 years, Columba Bush, supporters of the former Florida governor say. Columba, who would be the nation’s first Hispanic first lady if her husband wins the presidency, largely eschewed the public spotlight in Florida and is known for having a shy public demeanor.
  • Nevadans make moves to combat gun violence

    01/31/2015 10:26:24 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 1/30/2015 | JOHN L. SMITH
    Advocates point to lower incidences of gun-related domestic violence. Domestic abusers will find it more difficult to purchase handguns if the effort becomes law. Currently in Nevada, weapons sold at gun shows don’t require background checks. Nor do weapons sold between private parties. That would change if the background check measure becomes law. The background check initiative wouldn’t have been needed if Gov. Brian Sandoval had signed the bill that passed the Legislature in 2013. But Sandoval vetoed it, a decision which no doubt pleased gun lobbyists who were actively working to undercut it. Nevadans find out in a few...
  • At a glance: Where the GOP contenders stand in the 2016 race

    01/31/2015 10:26:19 AM PST · by deport · 7 replies
    Washington Post -- AP ^ | Jan. 31, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Technically, no big-name Republican has formally declared his candidacy for president in 2016. There are as many as two dozen others still in the mix, ranging from those who are just talking about it to others with what amounts to campaigns-in-waiting. Here’s where they stand in the off-and-running race for campaign cash. Click the link to see the list......
  • Scott Walker Takes Next Step: How Might He Govern as President?

    01/31/2015 10:20:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/31/2015 | Avner Zarmi
    On January 27, Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) announced the formation of a 527 committee called Our American Revival, unveiled a new website, and issued a statement which included the following: To move this country forward we need new, fresh leadership from outside of Washington. We need leaders who are bold. That’s how we build a better future for our children and grandchildren. We’ve done it in Wisconsin and it can be done across this country with the right leadership. Walker’s statement refers to his actions in balancing Wisconsin’s state budget, closing an unconstitutional deficit hole of $3.6B while actually...
  • Netanyahu's Likud moves ahead in election polls as party seeks ban on Obama-affiliated organizations

    01/31/2015 10:04:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Despite claims by Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson that Speaker Boehner’s invitation to PM Netanyahu has “backfire[d] on them both,” in the real world Netanyahu’s Likud Party has just moved ahead in the latest poll of the Israeliu electorate. The Jerusalem Post: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party reached the top spot in a Panels Research poll taken for The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew sister newspaper, Ma’ariv Sof Hashavua, on Thursday for the first time since Labor and Hatnua joined forces on December 10 to create the Zionist Union. The Likud Party is firing back against the efforts of Obama-affiliated...
  • House Conservatives Band Together to Form New Group to Push Conservative Agenda

    01/31/2015 9:14:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 26, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    Conservative lawmakers are officially rolling out a new group aimed at advancing a conservative agenda in the House of Representatives after they expressed discontent with the direction of the Republican Study Committee.“Our main hope is that we can represent the voids and valleys for our constituents back home,” Rep. Raúl Labrador of Idaho told The Daily Signal today. “With a small group that is nimble and able to work on issues that are of importance to our constituents, we can make a difference in Congress.”Called the House Freedom Caucus, the group serves as a conservative alternative to the Republican Study...
  • Burial Ceremony of the Unknown Soldier of the Vietnam War | 1984 | Ronald Reagan Memorial Day Speech

    01/31/2015 9:43:10 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Memorial Day 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    Remembering when we had a real president. Remembering our brothers who gave all. Freedom is not free. Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. God bless America.
  • The Upper Middle Class Is Ruining America

    01/31/2015 9:42:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Slate ^ | January 30, 2015 | Reihan Salam
    I first encountered the upper middle class when I attended a big magnet high school in Manhattan that attracted a decent number of brainy, better-off kids whose parents preferred not to pay private-school tuition. Growing up in an immigrant household, I’d felt largely immune to class distinctions. Before high school, some of the kids I knew were somewhat worse off, and others were somewhat better off than most, but we generally all fell into the same lower-middle- or middle-middle-class milieu. So high school was a revelation. Status distinctions that had been entirely obscure to me came into focus. Everything about...
  • Hillary Clinton keeps proving she is not qualified to be president

    01/31/2015 9:21:25 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 01/31/2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Now that Barack Obama is beginning the fourth quarter of his presidency, Democrats are increasingly dropping what they have insisted has been a facade all along – their lockstep devotion to him as the end-all, be-all of their party. As this Politico piece noted yesterday, they don’t really think he’s all that and a bag of cookies, but they have been going along with him all these years not because they belong to a party that has evolved into something resembling Europe’s socialist entities, but because he happened to be the current Democrat in the Executive Branch. Whether that’s true...
  • Muslims Using Food Stamps Demand Food Meets Islamic Requirements

    01/31/2015 8:46:29 AM PST · by Baynative · 50 replies
    Viral Buzz ^ | 1/30/15 | Clark Holmes
    Muslim imports in Minneapolis are now demanding a tax-funded “halal” non-pork food shelf at a free food pantry for the poor. As if it’s not bad enough that nearly all the “American” Muslims who have joined ISIS have been Somalis from Minneapolis, their relatives here are demanding that Americans adhere to the same Sharia Laws the Islamic State fighters are trying to impose throughout the Middle East.
  • Ashley Judd Goes 'Cuckoo' for Hillary, the 'Most Overqualified Candidate (LOL Alert!)

    01/31/2015 8:28:29 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 1/30/2015 | Matthew Balan
    Left-wing actress Ashley Judd likened Hillary Clinton to two Founding Fathers during a Friday interview with Larry King for online channel Ora. Judd gushed, "Obviously, I love Hillary Rodham Clinton," and hyped that Mrs. Clinton "might be the most overqualified candidate we've had since – you know, Thomas Jefferson or George Washington."
  • So, That Happened: The Podcast Barack Obama Does Not Want You To Hear

    01/31/2015 8:02:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 1/31/15 | Linkins, Delaney, Carter
    So, that happened: This week, we learned that President Barack Obama is really upset with our coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. So he's not gonna like what we're about to do, which is talk about the fact that the one part of his agenda Congress might sign on to is the trade deal every liberal hates.
  • Netanyahu's Likud moves ahead in polling as party seeks ban on Obama-affiliated organizations

    01/31/2015 6:58:40 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/31/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Despite claims by Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson that Speaker Boehner’s invitation to PM Netanyahu has “backfire[d] on them both,” in the real world Netanyahu’s Likud Party has just moved ahead in the latest poll of the Israeliu electorate. The Jerusalem Post: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party reached the top spot in a Panels Research poll taken for The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew sister newspaper, Ma’ariv Sof Hashavua, on Thursday for the first time since Labor and Hatnua joined forces on December 10 to create the Zionist Union. The Likud Party is firing back against the efforts of...
  • White House: If trade passes, no problem with all-GOP support

    01/31/2015 6:53:23 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/30/15 | Justin Sink
    The Obama administration said Friday it is not concerned with securing the votes of House Democrats on a bill giving the president greater authority to negotiate trade deals, as long as the bill passes Congress. “What we seek is a majority in the House,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. “And whether that’s all Republicans, or a bunch of Republicans and a small number of Democrats, is frankly not something we’re particularly concerned about. We just want to see this piece of legislation pass.” ADVERTISEMENT In actuality, the president will likely need dozens of Democrats in the House to...
  • Ted Cruz Now Leader of Republican Party

    01/31/2015 6:47:30 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    ricochet.com ^ | 1/30/15 | Ball Diamond Ball
    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king. You may not like Sen. Cruz, may not trust him, may not support him, but he has consistently provided leadership from his new-guy chair where the GOP thrones have been — at best — incompetent. Cruz and Rep. Lee Zeldin sent a letter to Secretary of State Kerry asking for details on the administration’s apparent intrusion into Israel’s internal politics: “Has President Obama launched a political campaign against Prime Minister Netanyahu and his representatives?” Sen. Cruz asked. “This administration’s relentless harassment of Israel is utterly incomprehensible. The Islamic Republic of...
  • In GOP Presidential Contest, Peter King’s Race for Second Place

    01/31/2015 6:44:20 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 1/31/15 | David Freedlander
    The gruff Republican from Long Island has a simple plan for running for president: Be the last man standing. Most presidential candidates have reasons and rationales about why they are running. They have a vision, hear a calling, tell stories of making the country stronger and safer for their children and their grandchildren. Peter King, the gruff congressman from Long Island, has an anti-vision. He doesn’t so much want to be president as he wants to keep some of his Republican colleagues from being president. “I am not kidding anyone,” King told The Daily Beast in an interview earlier this...
  • GOP and tea party heading for divorce?

    01/31/2015 6:40:04 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    mobile.wnd.com ^ | 1/30/15 | Tom Tancredo
    Everyone has heard of the law in physics that goes something like this: An object at rest tends to stay at rest, and an object in motion tends to stay in motion. Probably Sir Isaac Newton was inspired by British politicians when first describing “objects at rest.” If Newton were alive today and looking at the Republican Party, that law of physics might come out looking like this: A political party on a suicide mission will tend to stay on that delusional course, and any force which seeking to alter that mission will be scorned, ridiculed and invited to the...
  • The Surprising Power of Blue-State Republicans

    01/31/2015 6:37:30 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 1/30/15 | Nate Cohn
    There is a basic mystery at the heart of modern Republican presidential politics. The party’s voters, despite electing conservatives to the House and Senate, have repeatedly chosen relatively moderate nominees, like Mitt Romney and John McCain, in the primaries. With the 2016 campaign underway, and candidates positioning themselves for money, endorsements and staff, the establishment of the party is again at the center of the conversation. Even though Mr. Romney said on Friday that he had decided not to pursue the nomination, a third Bush seems poised to run, and has suggested he will not bow down to conservative activists....
  • Let Alaska decide (Saturbray)

    01/31/2015 6:36:16 AM PST · by bray · 8 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 1/31/15 | bray
    Genesis 14:21 The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.” Just as the price of gas is reaching levels Americans can both go to the grocery store and fill their cars in the same week, our Glorious Premier Obozo decides to close the remainder of the ANWAR desert to oil exploration. This oil reserve holds more than thirty years of energy for America and would further stabilize the price of gas, but Marxists like him hate cheap oil so he is closing this production by edict. Alaskans want to develop and...
  • What if Hillary DOESN’T run?

    01/31/2015 5:31:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2015 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    [I]f Hillary stayed out, the result would be a crowded field with a nominal front-runner in Vice President Biden. And that Republicans' chances to win back the White House would immediately improve. There's a different dynamic at work now — particularly if Clinton waits another few months to make clear exactly what she is going to do in 2016. We are rapidly approaching the point of no return for Clinton. That is, if she were to suddenly take herself out of the race in, say, two months' time, there would be a massive sense of doom within the party. The...
  • When FDR made gold illegal to own for everyday people – At the point of a gun

    01/31/2015 5:10:04 AM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 31, 2015 | Nick Sorrentino
    FDR, the man who studied Mussolini, who birthed the current intrusive state, who started the drug war in earnest, who put Japanese Americans into concentration camps, who extended the Depression years longer than it needed to be and thereby contributed to the genesis of the Second World War, who tried to pack the Supreme Court, who gave away half of Europe to the Soviets at Yalta, and who confiscated the gold – the real wealth – of the American people. What a guy. And he still has his face on the dime. There is a reason why my grandmother, a...
  • U.S. troops battle both Taliban and their own rules [Did the Left worry and obsess over this?]

    01/31/2015 4:17:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November16, 2009
    *****November 16, 2009*****".....The [Washington] Times compiled an informal list of the new rules from interviews with U.S. forces. Among them: • No night or surprise searches. • Villagers have to be warned prior to searches. • ANA or ANP must accompany U.S. units on searches. • U.S. soldiers may not fire at the enemy unless the enemy is preparing to fire first. • U.S. forces cannot engage the enemy if civilians are present. • Only women can search women. • Troops can fire at an insurgent if they catch him placing an IED but not if insurgents are walking away...