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  • UNACCEPTABLE: State Department Official Calls Hillary Out On Private Email Use

    05/07/2015 3:23:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/6/15 | Chuck Ross
    The State Department’s chief freedom of information officer admitted during testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday that it is “not acceptable” for employees at the agency to use private email accounts and private servers in the way that former Secretary Hillary Clinton did.The official, Joyce Barr, also agreed that “in theory” she would be concerned about any official that set up such a system in a “premeditated and deliberate” attempt to avoid complying with laws and regulations.“What really bothers me is when people plan in a pre-meditated and deliberate sort of way to avoid the Freedom of Information...
  • 9th Circuit Court's Democratic Campaign Contribution

    05/07/2015 3:09:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/7/15 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a gift to the Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate campaign, allowing Ms. Harris to collect confidential taxpayer information about donors to charities and nonprofit advocacy organizations, all without probable cause and a warrant. The leftwing Harris is currently California’s Attorney General, and is touted by some as “the next Barack Obama.” She also is the state’s top charity regulator. The court said she may collect names of top donors to all charities and nonprofit advocacy organizations for “law enforcement” reasons even without a hint of lawbreaking. This will undoubtedly intimidate nonprofit critics...
  • Bill Clinton Puts Blame for Family’s Scandals on Accountant

    05/07/2015 2:55:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/7/15 | Brent Scher
    Bill Clinton put the blame for his foundation’s foreign donor scandal on the accountant who filed its taxes in his Monday interview with NBC News.“There was no attempt to hide [donations],” Clinton said from Kenya. “The guy that filled out the forms made an error. The guy put it on the wrong form … I can’t explain why they didn’t do it—all I can do is fix it.”In the wake of the scandal surrounding the foundation’s foreign donors, chief executive officer Maura Pally said mistakes were made in tax filings and that multiple years of tax forms will “likely” have...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn, May 7th, 2015

    05/07/2015 2:36:36 AM PDT · by sneakers · 7 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • How will top 2016 Republicans respond to Hillary Clinton immigration move?

    05/07/2015 2:31:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 7, 2015 | Byron York
    Hillary Clinton shook up the presidential race in both parties with her declaration that she would not only protect President Obama's unilateral executive actions on immigration but that she would go further to offer new status to currently illegal immigrants, and in the end grant "full and equal citizenship" to those who came to the U.S. illegally. It was a move so swift, so consequential — and so far to the left — that Democratic immigration activist groups were stunned. Some on the right saw an opportunity for Republicans to go on the offensive against Clinton. "Now the GOP campaigns...
  • NEWS > LOCAL Hillary Clinton to Stump in San Francisco, Portola Valley at Fundraisers

    05/06/2015 9:06:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/6 | Lisa Fernandez
    Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has taken time out from raising money while in San Francisco to visit a tea shop in Chinatown. Scores of tourists and residents were waiting outside the Red Blossom Tea Company Wednesday as Clinton chatted inside with shop owner Alice Luong and Mayor Ed Lee. She was presented with three different teas, including a green and an oolong. Clinton greeted the mayor with a hug outside the shop and waved at bystanders. There were several boos shouted at her when she departed nearly an hour later. Clinton, the favorite presidential candidate of millionaires, was in...
  • GOP candidates for governor continue sparring at Kentucky Sports Radio debate

    05/06/2015 8:09:37 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/6/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    An already tense GOP gubernatorial primary grew testier Wednesday as the four candidates vying for their party’s nomination debated issues – both personal and statewide – on Kentucky Sports Radio. Allegations of abuse levied by a college girlfriend against Agriculture Commissioner James Comer overshadowed the latter half of the hourlong forum. In a one-on-one segment with KSR host Matt Jones, Comer again denied accusations of mental and physical abuse and that he drove his ex to an abortion clinic in 1991 while a student at Western Kentucky University. He blamed fellow Republican gubernatorial hopeful Hal Heiner’s campaign for pushing the...
  • Clinton Foundation Taking Money From Accused Rights Violator

    05/06/2015 7:31:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Clinton Foundation Taking Money From Accused Rights Violator MARRAKECH, Morocco — May 6, 2015 By MATTHEW MOSK, BRIAN EPSTEIN and BRIAN ROSS ABC NEWS MICHAEL ISIKOFF Former president Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation’s Global Initiative are being hosted this week at a five-star luxury hotel in Morocco by one of the world's most controversial mining companies, criticized for "serious human rights violations" by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice. The Moroccan government-owned mining company OCP operates in disputed international territory in a remote part of the Saharan Desert and the firm has been criticized for removing the resources...
  • Heh: Carly Fiorina answers Seth Meyers question about domain snafu by buying

    05/06/2015 6:54:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/6/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Carly Fiorina, who just jumped into the race for the presidency Monday, has spent the week coolly sitting for interviews and cleverly parrying jabs from reporters and critics. It is obvious that after losing her Senate race in 2010 to Sen. Barbara Boxer, Fiorina did some real hard work on improving her skills as a candidate, and it paid off. Nonetheless, the week was marred by a rather glaring mistake, especially for a tech-centric candidate like the former Hewlett-Packard CEO. Fiorina failed to register the domain, and a critic promptly took it over and launched it as an attack...
  • Santorum to make campaign announcement May 27 in Pittsburgh

    05/06/2015 6:15:46 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/06/2015 | ELLIOT SMILOWITZ
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said Wednesday he’ll make a “big announcement” regarding his 2016 presidential campaign plans May 27 in Pittsburgh.
  • Welcome to the Florida GOP’s worst-case scenario (Washington Post doesn't like Desantis)

    05/06/2015 6:09:06 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 5/6/15 | Jose A. DelReal
    GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced that he will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio in 2016, teeing up a possible intra-party fight for the Florida GOP that some Republicans fear could weaken them ahead of a competitive general election. “As a candidate for Senate, I look forward to offering reforms based on limited government principles that will make our country stronger and more prosperous," DeSantis said in a statement to the Associated Press. "I see a bright future for Florida and for America and my campaign will be about the ideas and...
  • Depressing reminder: 2016 election will be decided by 7 states — and Florida is absolute must-win

    05/06/2015 6:06:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    Just something I’ve been thinking about, sitting here playing with the RSLC’s new 2016 electoral map widget and drinking heavily. “Create Your Own Path to 270 Map,” the widget beckons. Yeah, go ahead. You go find yourself a path to 270.Here’s what I’ve got.Each blue state you see there has been blue in every presidential election since 1992, with the sole exception of New Mexico — which has been blue in every election since 1992 except for 2004. Obama won the state by 10 points three years ago against Romney and by 15 points seven years ago against McCain;...
  • Jim Wright, House Speaker Who Resigned Amid Ethics Charges, Dies at 92

    05/06/2015 6:03:34 PM PDT · by fhayek · 21 replies
    The New York TImes ^ | 5/6/2015 | ADAM CLYMER
    Jim Wright, a driven Texas Democrat who rose to the pinnacle of congressional power before ethics charges forced his resignation as speaker of the House in 1989, died on Wednesday in Fort Worth. He was 92.
  • Video Evidence Emerges Of Freddie Gray Running Into Building During Chase

    05/06/2015 5:22:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5-6-2015 | sundance
    Baltimore police have continually said their initial reasoning for suspecting Freddie Gray of suspicious activity was his immediate running from police when bicycle officers made eye contact. However, no-one has revealed he ran into a building. State Attorney Marilyn Mosby referenced the chase in her charging details: Mosby Said: “On April, 12 2015 between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m., near the corner of North Avenue and Mount Street. Lt. Brian Rice of the Baltimore Police Department while on bike patrol with Officer Garrett Miller and Edward Nero made eye contact with Freddie Carlos Gray Jr.” “Having made eye contact with Mr....
  • Rick Snyder not running for president

    05/06/2015 5:20:33 PM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/6/15 | Alex Isenstadt
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will not run for president in 2016, according to two sources familiar with his planning. Snyder, a Republican who was first elected in 2010, has been traveling across the country in recent weeks but has decided against a White House bid. One source close Snyder said he’d expressed concern about the time commitment needed for a national campaign. “He is concerned about solving the problems in Michigan and the time commitment needed for out-of-state travel,” one source said. A Snyder spokesman declined to comment. The decision comes one day after a Snyder-backed ballot initiative, which would...
  • Carly Fiorina Nails Katie Couric on Double Standards, Hillary Defense

    05/06/2015 4:34:00 PM PDT · by newfreep · 78 replies ^ | May 5, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    FIORINA: Well, you see, Katie, in the world I come from, a title is just a title. I mean, you went through a whole bunch of things about me as CEO. You weren't impressed with my title. Why are we so impressed with political titles? Senator is a title. Secretary of State is a title. It's a completely legitimate question to say, "What has anyone accomplished with their title?" And the truth is, there are many in the political class who haven't accomplished a whole lot, despite their titles. COURIC: What about the trustworthy claim (re: Hillary)? FIORINA: Well, you...
  • Baltimore State’s Atty Marilyn Mosby May Face Criminal Charges For Her Sloppy Work

    05/06/2015 4:10:51 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 5/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    Page Croyder, formerly of Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office, has a critical take on the charges thrown at the six city police officers. According to Page, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby can herself be charged for an illegal arrest. The six Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are (top row from left) Caesar Goodson Jr., Garrett Miller, Edward Nero and (bottom row from left) William Porter, Brian Rice and Alicia White. (Baltimore Police Department via AP) Croyder also believes Mosby faces a potential civil suit for her sloppy work against the officers. This article was first published on Croyder’s...
  • Maine sets record by becoming 36th state to file the Convention of States application

    05/06/2015 4:08:44 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies ^ | 5/5/15 | Ken Quinn
    Maine recently joined 35 other states this year in filing the Convention of States (COS) resolution calling for an Article V convention limited to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limits terms of office for its officials and members of Congress. The Convention of States Project now holds the record for filing the most identical Article V resolutions in a single year --and it demonstrates that state legislators are realizing their power to correct our nation’s most pressing problems through this long-neglected constitutional process. As Alexander...
  • Nigerian bishop: Hillary must think she’s a ‘god’ if she wants us to abandon our pro-life values

    05/06/2015 3:43:36 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 14 replies ^ | 5/5/15 |
    May 5, 2015 ( -- An African Catholic bishop has said he thinks Hillary Clinton believes she is a god, someone who doesn’t value others’ morals, and he hopes Americans will wake up to what sort of people are running to be their president. “I believe there are three groups of people in this world,” said Bishop Emmanuel Badejo. “Those who believe in God, those who do not believe in God, and those who think they are gods.” “Hillary Clinton I think is one of those who thinks she is a god,” he said. “And I’m not obliged to believe...
  • Hillary Clinton to Court Donors for Super PAC

    05/06/2015 3:11:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5-6-15 | No author
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin personally courting donors for a super PAC supporting her candidacy, the first time a Democratic presidential candidate has fully embraced the independent groups that can accept unlimited checks from big donors and are already playing a major role in the 2016 race. Her decision is another escalation in what is expected to be the most expensive presidential campaign in history. Mrs. Clinton’s allies hope that with her support, Priorities USA Action, the top Democratic super PAC, will be able to raise as much as $200 million to $300 million, on par with what the largest...
  • Rule No. 1 For Picking the GOP's Presidential Nominee: This Is No Time For On-the-Job Training

    05/06/2015 2:28:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | May 6, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The pack of little-known Republican presidential candidates grew larger this week, raising this unasked question: Do any of them believe they have a serious chance of winning the nomination and the presidency in a political process that usually rewards high-profile figures who are widely known among the broad base of their party? There are exceptions to this rule, but more often than not, people with White House ambitions who have beaten the competition and won the highest office in the land had been working toward it for a long time. Consider Ronald Reagan who devoted years to the...
  • Swing state poll: Voters back Jeb Bush, Scott Walker over Hillary Clinton

    05/06/2015 2:23:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    As a true bellwether state, New Hampshire arguably deserves its status as the first in the nation primary state. In the last 36 years, only in 2004 have New Hampshire’s general election voters failed to back the ultimate presidential election winner. What’s more, the margin of victory enjoyed by the winner of the Granite State’s electoral votes often closely mirrors the national vote. New Hampshire’s voters truly have their finger on the political pulse. And that’s why the results of the latest Dartmouth University survey should be a source of concern for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Dartmouth pollsters took an...
  • Herzog: 'Weak' Government Will Soon be Replaced (Israeli opposition leader reacts)

    05/06/2015 2:16:23 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3:55 PM EDT
    Writing on Twitter, Herzog asserted that "the government is irresponsible, unstable, ungovernable. It is a government of national failure. A government of extortion, narrow and weak, that will not promote a thing, and will soon be replaced by an alternative of hope and responsibility."
  • Liberal media blames the victim

    05/06/2015 1:47:39 PM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 6 May 2015 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Liberals claim to be the world's boldest defenders of freedom of expression, which is, of course, nonsense. Here's another canard: Liberals also claim to be the most offended against anyone "blaming the victim." What liberals possess is an ideological system which identifies favored groups as victims and supports squelching the free speech of anyone challenging them. One of those favored groups is Muslims. Over the weekend, the American Freedom Defense Initiative held the Muhammad cartoon contest in Dallas, obviously a provocative event. But it wasn't meant to result in two Islamic extremists showing up with assault rifles, later shot to...
  • British Elections: A Guide For the Perplexed

    05/06/2015 1:40:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | May 6, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    As a public service, here is a brief guide for Americans to tomorrow's British elections. Not that you really need one. The operating principle is easy enough to understand -- like the British taste for delicacies like toad in the hole, bubble-and-squeak and spotted dick. Not to mention specialties like kippers salty enough to make the Dead Sea seem alkaline. As I said, easy to understand. Like the game of cricket, whose rules are as clear to an American as a London fog. Once the election returns are in tomorrow night, it's just a matter of coalition-building, a game that...
  • Labor MK: Shaked Will Be an Anti-Justice Minister (Israeli left becomes unhinged)

    05/06/2015 1:35:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/2015, 3:36 PM | Gil Ronen
    MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin of Labor – or, as it is formally known, the Zionist Union – reacted vociferously Wednesday to the decision to appoint Jewish Home's Ayelet Shaked as Justice Minister. “I was not concerned by the appointment of Ayelet Shaked as Culture Minister,” Verbin said, “but a person who expressed radical opinions against the Supreme Court and tried to pass a law that would circumvent the High Court cannot head the justice system.” "Shaked will be an anti-law and justice minister, a minister who will fight the legal system instead of strengthening it, a minister who might push the...
  • Left Concerned Over Shaked as Justice Minister (Israeli left unhappy over new government)

    05/06/2015 1:25:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/2015, 12:13 AM | Uzi Baruch
    The left was unhappy on Tuesday with the possibility that Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked would be appointed Justice Minister, hours after Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett delivered an ultimatum to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, demanding that Shaked be named justice minister or Jewish Home would go to the opposition. Yariv Oppenheimer, head of the Peace Now organization, tweeted, "Shaked as Justice Minister is like placing an idol in the Temple. No less.” MK Nachman Shai (Labor) also condemned the possible move, saying, "The demand to give Ayelet Shaked the Justice portfolio is like giving the Fire and Rescue Services...
  • Jeb Bush Administration Invested Florida Pension Money In Porn Purveyor

    05/06/2015 1:08:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | May 6, 2015 | Andrew Perez and David Sirota
    Conservatives in Florida were aghast: State documents said that Gov. Jeb Bush and other overseers of Florida's pension system had shifted retirees' money into a company called Movie Gallery, one of the largest film rental firms in America. Most of the titles were standard comedy and action fare, but a fraction were X-rated titles. In short, the state of Florida was investing taxpayer money in pornography. Bush recently released 280,000 emails from his two terms as governor (1999-2007), and buried in the trove are exchanges about the Movie Gallery investment that highlight the tension between Bush’s stance as a firm...
  • Reminder: Mike Huckabee Granted Clemency to a Criminal Who Murdered Four Police Officers

    05/06/2015 1:08:53 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 38 replies ^ | 5/6/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it yesterday, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announced another run for the White House. In an already crowded GOP field, there are many questions surrounding whether Huckabee can successfully make it through the primary. Putting the horse race aside, pundits seem to be forgetting a very important and devastating decision Huckabee made during his time as governor. In 2000, despite objections from prosecutors, Huckabee granted clemency to a man named Maurice Clemmons. Background from the Arkansas Leader: Several prosecutors around the state are upset with Gov. Huckabee for grant- ing clemency to violent criminals, but he...
  • Huckabee’s repeated claim that he passed ’94 tax cuts’ as governor

    05/06/2015 12:56:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 6 at 10:00 AM | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    “I governed in a state that was the most lopsided and partisan in the country. … My friend, it was tough sledding, but I learned how to govern, and I learned how to lead. And even in that environment, we passed 94 tax cuts, rebuilt our road system, saw dramatic improvements in student test scores and fought the corruption of the good old boy system so that working class people would finally be given a fair shake.”– Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R), speech announcing his presidential candidacy, May 5, 2015In his speech launching his presidential bid for 2016, Huckabee...
  • Netanyahu, Bayit Yehudi strike coalition deal just before deadline (Bibi forms 61 seat coalition)

    05/06/2015 12:39:23 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/06/2015 22:25
    The agreement, which was struck just two hours before the final deadline for Netanyahu to cobble together a ruling government, paves the way for a narrow, 61-seat coalition. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud faction on Wednesday reached an agreement with the religious Zionist Bayit Yehudi on the formation of a rightist coalition, Israel Radio reported. The agreement, which was struck just two hours before the final deadline for Netanyahu to cobble together a ruling government, paves the way for a narrow, 61-seat coalition. By law, if Netanyahu failed to form a government by midnight on Wednesday, President Reuven Rivlin...
  • GOP lawmaker to run for Rubio’s Senate seat (Ron DeSantis!)

    05/06/2015 12:22:49 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 5/6/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that he intends to run for the open Senate seat in Florida being vacated by GOP Sen. Marco Rubio. The conservative favorite, a 36-year-old Iraq War veteran elected to the House in 2012, presented himself as a part of the “new generation of leaders” that Rubio said is ready to lead the country. “As a candidate for Senate, I look forward to offering reforms based on limited government principles that will make our country stronger and more prosperous,” DeSantis said in a statement. “I see a bright future for Florida and for America and my...
  • Hillary is the favorite among millionaire voters: Survey

    05/06/2015 12:18:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/06/2015 | Robert Frank
    Hillary Clinton is the favorite U.S. presidential candidate among millionaire voters and would win a head-to-head contest with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, according to the third CNBC Millionaire Survey conducted in March that was released today. The survey, which polls 750 Americans with a net worth of $1 million or more, found that 53 percent of millionaires would vote for the Democratic ex-Secretary of State, compared with 47 percent for the GOP presidential hopeful, in a hypothetical general-election match-up. Clinton had the support of 91 percent of Democratic millionaires, 13 percent of Republican millionaires and 57 percent of Independent...
  • PPP Poll: John McCain in Big Trouble for GOP Primary

    05/06/2015 12:15:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    John McCain's troubles with conservatives have him in a whole lot of trouble for reelection next year. Even among Republican primary voters just 41% approve of the job he's doing to 50% who disapprove. Only 37% of primary voters say they generally support him for renomination, compared to 51% who say they would prefer someone 'more conservative.' It's his struggles on the right that have McCain imperiled. He gets narrowly positive reviews from both 'somewhat conservative' (51/37) and moderate (50/44) Republicans. But among those who identify themselves as 'very conservative,' just 21% approve of the job McCain is doing to...
  • Hillary: I’ll give legal status to any illegal so long as they bring a child with them

    05/06/2015 12:13:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    That’s Conn Carroll’s formulation of what she said yesterday, which reads like it must be an exaggeration for effect. It really isn’t. Obama’s mega-amnesty last November gave legal status to illegals who are parents of U.S. citizens. Hillary’s now promising to expand that by giving legal status to parents of DREAMers — who are themselves illegal immigrants. If kids brought here illegally by their parents qualify for legalization under Obama’s DACA amnesty and the parents of those kids qualify for legalization under President Hillary’s amnesty, then presumably any foreign citizen with a kid has a golden ticket to stay...
  • Jeb Bush is getting torched in Iowa

    05/06/2015 12:11:41 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 6, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    It doesn't look as if former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's (R) path to the White House will run through Iowa. Bush, widely viewed as a presidential front-runner on the Republican side, scored just 5% in the first primary state in a new Quinnipiac University poll out Wednesday. The survey found Bush in seventh place among likely caucus goers — behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Walker, with 21%, was by far the leader in the poll. Rubio...
  • A Tale Of Two Pollsters

    05/06/2015 11:43:05 AM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 4 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Wed, May 6 2015 | Rasmussen Reports
    Rasmussen Reports finds that when you survey Likely U.S. Voters: -- 63% think it’s likely some actions Clinton took as secretary of State were influenced by donations made to the Clinton Foundation, including 42% who say it’s Very Likely. -- 51% do not trust Clinton. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say they do trust the former first lady, but another 13% are undecided. -- 52% now believe Clinton’s use of a private, non-government e-mail provider for issues at the highest levels of the U.S. government raises serious national security concerns, up slightly from 49% in early March. -- 45% now say Clinton...
  • Taxes went up in Arkansas when Huckabee was governor

    05/06/2015 11:16:35 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 6 at 12:08 PM | Max Ehrenfreund
    As governor of Arkansas, Huckabee responded to a fiscal crisis by working with Democrats in the Arkansas legislature to raise taxes and eliminate the deficit. Then, in his first presidential campaign in 2008, Huckabee converted himself into a starve-the-beast Republican, signing a pledge not to raise taxes and proposing to replace the income tax with a national sales tax, which would likely amount to a large tax cut for the wealthy.On this record, it isn't clear whether Huckabee truly is a fiscal conservative who was simply pandering to the Republican base when he promised not to raise taxes in his...
  • Ben Carson and Baltimore

    05/06/2015 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 6, 2015 | Star Parker
    Regardless of how Dr. Ben Carson chooses to try to convince Republican voters that he should be their candidate for president, Carson's personal story is particularly worthy of the attention of all Americans during these troubled times. His story defies much of the conventional wisdom we get from both the left and the right to "explain" the grave social problems in our poor minority communities and the seemingly insurmountable obstacles to success facing poor black children. From the left, we hear that black life in America would have no hope but for government programs to ease the burdens of an...
  • Pataki moves closer & closer to launching WH bid

    05/06/2015 10:58:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies ^ | 05/05/2015 | Paul Steinhauser
    George Pataki was back in New Hampshire Tuesday for this ninth visit since last autumn. When he returns a tenth time later this month, the former three-term New York governor will most likely announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. “I think this is a critical moment in American history where we need the right leadership to change the direction in Washington. I know I have the ability to provide that leadership if I choose to run. So sooner rather than later and if I were to bet, I’d bet that I will be in the race,” Pataki said...
  • Hillary rival accuses Democrats of manipulating debate schedule to protect her

    05/06/2015 10:30:53 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 5, 2015, 5:24 PM | Hunter Walker
    The Democratic Party's plans for the upcoming presidential debates has stirred up some behind-the-scenes controversy. One Democratic 2016 campaign adviser who spoke to Business Insider said they believe the Democratic National Committee's debate schedule was "worked out" to benefit Hillary Clinton and hurt her opponents. The adviser, who requested anonymity in order to speak frankly about the party's campaign arm, suggested the DNC is hosting a small number of debates in an attempt to give Clinton's more low profile rivals "less screen time." They also suggested the relatively late schedule of the debates will make it harder for Clinton's lesser...
  • Bernie Sanders, Gun Nut

    05/06/2015 10:21:32 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 36 replies
    Slate ^ | May 6 2015 | Mark Joseph Stern
    He supported the most reprehensible pro-gun legislation in recent memory. When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders jumped into the 2016 presidential race, he was widely hailed as a far-left socialist who would appeal to the liberal wing of the Democratic Party. A liberal challenge to Hillary Clinton, said Politico. True progressives’ liberal alternative, trumpeted FiveThirtyEight. But before liberal Democrats flock to Sanders, they should remember that the Vermont senator stands firmly to Clinton’s right on one issue of overwhelming importance to the Democratic base: gun control. During his time in Congress, Sanders opposed several moderate gun control bills. He also supported...
  • Hillary Clinton Says She Will Back Path to 'Full and Equal Citizenship' for Illegal Immigrants

    05/06/2015 10:20:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/06/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has promised to back a path to "full and equal citizenship" for illegal immigrants, and has accused Republicans of treating illegals as "second class." "This is where I differ with everybody on the Republican side. Make no mistake, not a single Republican ... is clearly and consistently supporting a path to citizenship. Not one," Clinton said during a campaign stop in Nevada on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. "When they talk about legal status, that is code for second-class status." Clinton further said that she backs President Barack Obama's executive actions that allow some...
  • Marco Rubio’s greatest obstacle may be insurmountable

    05/06/2015 9:58:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Marco Rubio’s talents as a politician are undeniable. As a 2016 presidential candidate, the assets he brings to the table are particularly attractive to Republicans with a vested interest in winning back the White House. Charismatic, young, and a compelling speaker, the popular senator from a must-win state could also leverage his Hispanic background to make inroads with Latino voters. For Republicans in search of an alternative to Jeb Bush, a constituency that grows in number by the day, Rubio represents a compelling substitute. But the Sunshine State senator has a mark against him; one he might be able...
  • Jeb Bush is getting torched in Iowa

    05/06/2015 9:10:03 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/6 | Colin Campbell
    Bush, widely viewed as a presidential front-runner on the Republican side, scored just 5% in the first primary state in a new Quinnipiac University poll out Wednesday. The survey found Bush in seventh place among likely caucusgoers — behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Walker, with 21%, was by far the leader in the poll. Rubio and Paul tied for second place with 13% apiece. The large field of candidates makes it difficult for any one candidate...
  • The change in Iowa: Conservatives move to Cruz, moderates to Rubio

    05/06/2015 9:40:21 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 6 at 9:44 AM | Philip Bump
    Quinnipiac University has a new Iowa poll out that offers good news for Scott Walker. The Wisconsin governor's lead among Republicans in the neighboring state has slipped slightly, but he's still about two miles ahead.The more interesting details emerge once you compare the new poll to Quinnipiac's last survey in the state, completed in February. At the time, there weren't any actual candidates in the race. Comparing the February results to the new ones, though, reinforces something we saw elsewhere: Campaign launches boost candidates. Any dot above the red dotted line marks a candidate who's doing better than two months...
  • Democrat(Elijah Cummins): My party didn't cause the problems in Baltimore

    05/06/2015 9:37:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 6, 2015 | David McCabe
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Wednesday rejected the idea that Democratic political leaders were responsible for problems in Baltimore. [Snip] Some conservatives have suggested that Baltimore, where riots broke out last week over police mistreatment of minorities, is the result of failed liberal policies. Baltimore last had a Republican mayor in 1967.
  • Elizabeth Warren claims meeting with ‘Draft Warren’ supporters was an accident

    05/06/2015 9:32:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    There is no doubt that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been tarnished by the scandalous revelations regarding her tenure at the State Department that have dominated the headlines in recent weeks. While she remains a formidable candidate ahead of 2016, some have begun to question whether she can remain the prohibitive favorite to succeed President Barack Obama when a Republican challenger attains her level of name recognition. In public, Democrats may feign bravado about Clinton’s inevitability. In private, though, many would probably concede that they are nervous about what the future might hold for Clinton, 2016. It...
  • Mike Huckabee Is Campaigning Like A Liberal Blogger

    05/06/2015 9:30:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:00 AM 05/06/2015 | JAMIE WEINSTEIN
    In 2012, it was Newt Gingrich who dug into the left’s playbook and tried to defeat Mitt Romney by portraying him as a rapacious businessman. In 2016, it seems like Huckabee will fill the role of Republican running for president as a liberal blogger.“Imagine members of Congress boasting that they will fight to repeal Obamacare, and then turning around and signing up for it,” Huckabee said while officially announcing his candidacy Tuesday, seemingly taking a subtle shot at fellow 2016 contender Ted Cruz, who signed up for Obamacare after his wife lost the family health insurance because she left her...
  • Cruz: Obama administration unable to combat Islamic terrorism

    05/06/2015 9:14:49 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 06, 2015, 09:40 am | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is framing the attack on a “Draw Mohammed” event in Texas as a failure by the Obama administration to protect the nation from terrorist threats.“Once again, as with Nidal Hasan and the Tsarnaev brothers, we have radical Islamic terrorists who this Administration knew about and yet failed to connect the dots and prevent this act of terrorism,” the White House hopeful said, according to The Dallas Morning News.He added that the shooting “underscores the need for vigilance” and the “Administration’s inability to combat radical Islamic terrorism.”The attack at the contest held by the American Freedom Defense...