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  • DIXVILLE NOTCH NEW HAMPSHIRE LIVE STREAMING

    02/08/2016 8:50:39 PM PST · by knarf · 130 replies
    http://www.nh1.com/live-streaming/ ^ | february 8, 2016 | knarf
    Supposed to be live streaming of the first votes cast at midnight
  • Klamath River dams moving toward removal despite congressional barriers ( CA & OR )

    02/08/2016 9:41:55 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Bettina Boxall
    California, Oregon and the federal government are working on a way around congressional barriers to the removal of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. The states, the U.S. Interior Department and the owner of the dams, PacifiCorp, announced Tuesday that they have agreed in principle to pursue removal through the federal dam relicensing process. The move comes after a complex deal to decommission four hydroelectric dams and restore portions of the historic salmon river fell apart when Congress failed to act on a crucial piece of the pact by a Dec. 31 deadline. Republican members of Congress and local elected...
  • Trump to Savage: Maybe Obama doesn't want to defeat ISIS

    02/08/2016 9:34:49 PM PST · by Milhous · 16 replies
    WND ^ | 02/08/2016
    In another wide-ranging interview with talk-radio host Michael Savage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested President Obama might not have a desire to defeat the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, and the real-estate billionaire shied away from declaring he would win the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. Trump repeated his observation that President Obama refuses to identify the enemy as "radical Islamic terrorism," insisting ISIS and other groups have nothing to do with Islam. "It's radical Islamic terrorism, and we have a president who won't even use the words," he said. "If you don't use the words, you're never going to get...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/09

    02/08/2016 8:59:59 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 89 replies
    My own workup | 02/09/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The New Hampshire Primary takes place today. Only vote on this thread on: 02/09/2016 another thread will pop up moments before: 02/10/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it three minutes or so on each end, so...
  • Narcissism Cruz’s policy

    02/08/2016 8:55:45 PM PST · by kiryandil · 28 replies
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | February 8, 2016 | Michael Gerson
    The GOP front-runners who did not melt down into an oleaginous puddle of self-pity - the winners of the compos mentis caucus - are more different than their similar policy views would indicate. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are social and economic conservatives, and products of the tea party revolt. But they represent two entirely different approaches to the gathering and use of power. Each had a defining moment in their rapid rise. For Rubio, it was the Gang of Eight's attempt to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Rubio now presents this as the ancient past, but I'm old enough to...
  • Trump repeats vulgar word audience member uses to describe Cruz (interview with woman)

    02/08/2016 8:34:37 PM PST · by springwater13 · 79 replies
    The woman who yelled the vulgarity that Trump repeated is a 52-year-old Salem, New Hampshire, resident named Caroline, who declined to give her last name. She told CNN that she went to the rally hoping to ask Trump a question about how he would crack down on tax fraud committed by undocumented immigrants. "He truly cares about the American people," she said. She said she did not plan to yell out a vulgarity, but when Trump mentioned Cruz, she said she couldn't help herself. "It just came out of my mouth," she said. "It wasn't like I thought about it."...
  • Standing his ground (Jeb Bush used EM to take vet's property)

    02/08/2016 8:24:16 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies
    http://www.sptimes.com ^ | March 1, 2005 | KELLEY BENHAM
    EAST OF NAPLES, TURN LEFT AT THE BUCKET - Once, the land under Jesse Hardy's feet was an underwater reef, and nobody owned it and nobody wanted it. Then it became more or less solid, part of South Florida. To the east, the Everglades grew drier and drier. To the west, a town called Naples crept closer and closer. In the 1970s, developers peddling paradise dug canals, built roads and carved the swamp into squares of empty promises. Too remote to be developed, it stayed pretty much abandoned, except for Hardy. Looking for an escape from Miami, he bought a...
  • I-55 to see first P3 managed lane project in Illinois history

    02/08/2016 8:11:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Better Roads (Equipment World) ^ | February 8, 2016 | Chris Hill
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced with members of the state general assembly a plan allowing the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to add at least one additional lane in each direction to a 25-mile stretch of Interstate 55 near Chicago using a public-private partnership (P3) agreement. IDOT is allowed to use P3 agreements only if the general assembly adopts a resolution supporting a proposed project, a state law in place since 2011. This would be the first P3 managed lane project in the state. “By using existing resources to leverage private investment, we can build the type of infrastructure...
  • American Research Group, Inc. [Final Poll Trump 33%+3 Kasich 17%+1 - Sanders 53%nc Clinton 44%+3]

    02/08/2016 8:02:28 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 27 replies
    ARG ^ | 2/8/16 | ARG
    2016 Iowa Caucuses Pollster Ratings The following tables list the accuracy of pollsters in the February 1, 2016 Iowa Democratic and Republican presidential caucuses using the measure of polling accuracy proposed by Martin, Traugott, and Kennedy. An accuracy measure of 0.00 indicates that the odds ratio of the survey results matches the odds ratio of the actual results (the closer the accuracy score is to 0.00, the better).
  • Angela Merkel Is A Disgrace

    02/08/2016 7:56:11 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 18 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2016 | D. Stone
    The hot tub Kallweit wrote about in the German press was at an historic bath house called the Wilhelmine Zwichau Johannis baths. The events were corroborated by local bathers and city officials. It was also reported that one of the migrants took selfies of himself with a smartphone. The famous bath house has since banned migrants from entering. In the midst of Angela Merkel's disdainful complacency and willingness to appease progressives, the German people have become louder with every passing day. Something has begun to brew in Germany that might derail Angela Merkel's leadership and open the door – wide...
  • Donald Trump's foul mouth is just a cover for his ignorance

    02/08/2016 7:51:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 144 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 8, 2016 | Michael Gerson
    ...In real life, expletives are often used as a form of aggression or cruelty. A co-worker who tells you to Trump yourself is usually being unpleasant. A co-worker who does this every day is often creating a hostile or demeaning work environment. Language suitable for decent company is a form of politeness, which is a species of respect, which is an expression of morality. And if I am the last holdout on this issue, so be it. I don't really give a damn. Win or lose, Trump has brought the language and sensibilities of cable TV to presidential politics...
  • Trump repeats vulgar word audience member uses to describe Cruz

    02/08/2016 7:49:41 PM PST · by Coronal · 231 replies
    KWCH 12 ^ | Feb 08, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire Donald Trump on Monday night repeated the offensive term a woman attending his rally shouted in reference to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. After first calling on a woman close to the stage to "shout it out" again, Trump repeated the woman's one-word insult aimed at Cruz: "She said he's a pussy." The term was flung into the political orbit just a day before the New Hampshire primary as Trump was discussing Cruz's apparent hesitation during the last GOP debate on whether he would support waterboarding. Suddenly, Trump stopped mid-sentence, pointing to a woman near him in the...
  • Why A Vote For An Establishment Candidate Could Be A Vote For Trump In N.H.

    02/08/2016 7:15:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | February 8,2016 | Domenico Montanaro
    But because of a quirk in how the state party allocates delegates and how fractured the "establishment" field is, it could mean that an anti-Trump vote will actually be a vote for the New York billionaire. Here's how: The state party awards delegates on a proportional basis to presidential candidates based on their vote statewide and by congressional district. But it also has a 10 percent threshold. What does that mean? It means that if a candidate does not get 10 percent of the vote, he gets no delegates. And, right now, the favorite is Trump. Trump, after all, has...
  • Final ARG NH Tracking Poll (Trump 33, Kasich 17, Rubio 14, Cruz 10, Jeb 9)

    02/08/2016 7:07:39 PM PST · by usafa92 · 79 replies
    ARG ^ | 2/8/2016 | ARG
    No article just the link
  • Ted Cruz Wants To Raise Taxes On Your Grandma

    02/08/2016 7:00:17 PM PST · by kiryandil · 141 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Chris "The Thrill" Matthews
    **snip** ...Ted Cruz has endorsed policies that would fundamentally change who pays the federal government’s bills, and how.Expect the establishment wing of the Republican Party to increasingly draw attention to this fact, especially when it comes to his tax policy. While on the one hand Cruz’s plan hews to Republican orthodoxy in its large tax cuts for the wealthy, he also embraces a European-style Value Added Tax, which is a lot like a sales tax, as replacement for all payroll taxes, and which would enable the elimination of all income tax outside a 10% flat tax for all earners...**snip** ...The...
  • Trump Leads Rubio by 11 Points on the Eve of the New Hampshire Primaries – 29-18%

    02/08/2016 6:09:58 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 29 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | 2/8/16 | Fred
    New Hampshire goes to the polls tomorrow, and if the results look anything like the final Overtime Politics poll of the state, Donald Trump is going to get his first win of the election season. He currently leads Marco Rubio by 11 points – 29-18%. There is a 10% viability threshold for receiving delegates, which means that Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and Chris Christie will probably miss out on taking any home. Jeb Bush may end up receiving delegates, depending on if he can outperform his poll projections, while Ted Cruz may miss out if he under-performs. Donald Trump leads...
  • Marco Rubio Short-Circuits Again, Inexplicably Repeats Scripted Line Word for Word

    02/08/2016 6:09:45 PM PST · by TBBT · 40 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/8/16 | Sharon Moon
    Marco Rubio Short-Circuits Again, Inexplicably Repeats Scripted Line Word for Word [Video]
  • Will Ted Cruz surprise in New Hampshire?

    02/08/2016 6:06:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    ... Regardless of how he fares here, Cruz will be in a strong position headed into the string of upcoming Southern primaries; a second-place or strong-third place finish could put him in a commanding one. Cruz's biggest opening is with...
  • Small Town New Hampshire Prepares for Midnight Voting

    02/08/2016 6:01:16 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 17 replies
    AP ^ | February 8, 2016
    DIXVILLE, N.H. (AP) -- The first votes of the first-in-the-nation primary will be counted in three tiny communities where primary day lasts all of five minutes. Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters can get permission to open their polls at midnight and close them as soon as all registered voters have cast their ballots...
  • FBI Makes It Official: Hillary Rodham Clinton Is Under Investigation

    February 8, 2016FBI Makes It Official: Hillary Rodham Clinton Is Under Investigation by Michael Walsh Just the thing to propel her into the New Hampshire primary tomorrow: In a letter disclosed Monday in a federal court filing, the FBI confirms one of the world's worst-kept secrets: It is looking into Hillary Clintons use of a private email server. Why say this at all, since it was widely known to be true? Because in August in response to a judge's direction, the State Department asked the FBI for information about what it was up to. Sorry, the FBI said at the...
  • Citing donations, critics say Lynch shouldn’t decide on Clinton probe

    02/08/2016 5:26:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Critics of the Obama administration say Attorney General Loretta Lynch should be disqualified from overseeing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server because of the more than $10,000 she has given to Democrats in recent years. With Republicans already calling for a special prosecutor to monitor the probe, conservatives are pouncing on the past campaign contributions as evidence of bias. "The latest assertion from her allies that Loretta Lynch is not 'political' is totally untrue," said David Bossie, the president of conservative advocacy organization Citizens United in a statement to The Hill. "In fact, she's been a regular financial contributor...
  • Portman to oppose trade deal as opposition back home builds

    02/08/2016 5:18:37 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Washingston Post ^ | February 4 | Paul Kane and Kelsey Snell
    Sen. Rob Portman, a former U.S trade ambassador, announced Thursday that he opposes a sweeping 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement, dealing a setback to a deal that is seen as a key part of President Obama’s economic legacy. The Ohio Republican is facing a difficult re-election campaign against Ted Strickland, an anti-trade former Democratic governor, in a state that has seen a steep decline in manufacturing as a result of companies moving operations overseas. The announcement is a significant but not fatal blow to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which is protected by fast-track rules that ensure it cannot...
  • The sexist double standard behind why millennials love Bernie Sanders

    02/08/2016 5:17:07 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/4/16 | Catherine Rampell
    Deploying Lena didn't work. Neither did shout-outs from Beyoncé, Kim, Ilana and Abbi, Ariana, Katy, Demi or either of the Amys. (snip) Why are so many young'uns feeling the Bern? I see two main reasons. The first is that, to millennials, Sanders's socialism is a feature, not a bug. Much of the current conversation about Sanders's "democratic socialism" is predicated on whether Americans can look past this supposedly toxic label. But millennials love Sanders not despite his socialism, but because of it. "Socialism" has never been a dirty word for the current cohort of youth, who either didn't live through...
  • Governors Chortle as Snowy Primary Looms

    02/08/2016 5:16:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 8, 2016 | Roger L. Simon
    As a snow storm moves in on New Hampshire in the hours before the primary, with your correspondent having to brush up on his seriously rusty snow-driving skills (which way do you turn on a skid again?), the local airwaves are filled with chortling Republican governors having the political equivalent of orgasms over Marco Rubio's miscues at the debate the other night. Those orgasms may be, ahem, premature. At least you would have thought so if, as I did, you attended yesterday's Rubio Super Bowl party, which was so over-subscribed they had to change venues to a cavernous Manchester sports...
  • Would Sanders Have Won Iowa If He Attacked Hillary On Her Email Fiasco?

    02/08/2016 5:00:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The Iowa Democratic Caucus last Monday night was a shambles, with the Des Moines Register calling on the state's Democratic Party to order an audit of the precinct that reportedly had irregular tallies. The Iowan Democratic Party initially rejected calls to review the totals, but relented over the weekend. They've since been revised, with Clinton again eking out a win (via The Hill): The Iowa Democratic Party on Sunday updated the results of the Iowa caucuses after discovering discrepancies in the tallies at five precincts, but the final outcome remains unchanged. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton still places first in...
  • Jeremy Corbyn told to prepare for a General Election THIS YEAR amid fears David Cameron could…(tr)

    02/08/2016 4:54:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 18:10 EST, 7 February 2016 | Matt Dathan
    Jeremy Corbyn has been told to prepare for a snap General Election later this year amid fears that David Cameron could quit as Prime Minister following the EU referendum. Toby Perkins, Labour MP for Chesterfield, warned that Labour would be 'hurtling towards catastrophe' if it faced an election soon - pointing to the Lib Dems as an example of the 'scale of devastation' that the party could face. The party is currently 'under-prepared, divided and under-resourced' and could face an 'existential battle that may be upon us much sooner than some expected', he added. ...
  • Clinton weighs staff shake-up after New Hampshire (rearranging desk chairs on the Titanic)

    02/08/2016 4:29:09 PM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | Glenn Thrush and Annie Karni
    Hillary and Bill Clinton are so dissatisfied with their campaign's messaging and digital operations they are considering staffing and strategy changes after what's expected to be a loss in Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire, according to a half-dozen people with direct knowledge of the situation. The Clintons - stung by her narrow victory in Iowa - had been planning to reassess staffing at the campaign's Brooklyn headquarters after the first four primaries, but the Clintons have become increasingly caustic in their criticism of aides and demanded the reassessment sooner, a source told Politico.
  • NH - TRUMP COMFORTABLY AHEAD; BUSH SURGES TO SECOND, KASICH IN THIRD [1-27-16]

    02/08/2016 4:16:06 PM PST · by mandaladon · 164 replies
    The EECPS ^ | 27 Jan 2016
    A new statewide New Hampshire poll reveals Donald Trump holding a significant lead over his Republican opponents with 35% of the vote. Jeb Bush surprisingly takes second with 18%, and John Kasich finishes third with 14%. The rest of the field included Marco Rubio at 9%, Ted Cruz at 8%, and Chris Christie getting 5%, despite a last-minute endorsement from the Boston Herald. Among Democratic primary voters, Sanders holds a steady lead over Clinton of 52% to 44%.
  • Iowa Post-Caucus Survey

    02/08/2016 4:10:44 PM PST · by dlt · 36 replies
    https://twitter.com/LandmanMarius/status/696846720014024704 Tweet indicates that Trump had a lot of support in precincts where Rubio "won." I don't post very often, but I am a Freeepr fan. I'm sorry if this is in the wrong forum.
  • EXCLUSIVE– Donald J. Trump First Candidate to Reply to the ‘Sessions Test’

    02/08/2016 3:50:45 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    Question 1: How would you vote (or how did you vote) on fast-track, and would you support or oppose advancing a final trade agreement which enters the United States into a new international commission with binding authority on future United States trade policy? ANSWER: I was steadfastly opposed to giving Obama his Fast-Track powers, and would have absolutely voted against it. This is one of the strongest distinctions between me and the other candidates in this race. The Congress, apparently under the magical spell of donors, gave massive new powers to a President who has repeatedly abused his authority. The...
  • Galon: This isn't transparency, it's persecution

    02/08/2016 3:49:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16
    Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon blasted Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and the Transparency Law at Monday evening's discussion of the bill in the Knesset. “This is not transparency; it is political persecution,” she charged. “Those who slander Israel are actually Ayelet Shaked and her settler friends. The world hates Israel not because of what the [leftist] organizations make public...
  • John Kasich tells New Hampshire voters he’s the ‘right porridge’

    02/08/2016 3:37:49 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 33 replies
    boston.com ^ | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
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  • Albright at Clinton Rally: 'Special Place in Hell for Women Who Don't Help Each Other'

    02/08/2016 3:37:19 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Weekly Standart ^ | 02/06/16 | John McCormack
    At a rally before a few hundred people on Saturday, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright suggested that women who vote for Bernie Sanders are buying a one-way ticket to "a special place in Hell."
  • Kasich campaign disavows ad by pro-Kasich super PAC

    02/08/2016 3:36:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/31/16 | Daniel Strauss
    John Kasich's campaign is disavowing an ad by a pro-Kasich super PAC that targets Marco Rubio for voting against legislation designed to curb violence against women. The 30-second spot, first reported by POLITICO on Sunday and set to begin airing in New Hampshire Tuesday as part of a $1 million buy, is also under fire from Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), who was featured in it without her knowledge. The ad by New Day for America super PAC shows a clip of Ayotte in 2013 calling for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, then pivots to Rubio's opposition.
  • ‘Voter-Shaming’ Mailer That Made Noise in Iowa Shows Up in New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 3:19:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/7 | Nicholas Confessore
    A controversial voter-turnout tactic employed by Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign in Iowa is cropping up in New Hampshire, this time by way of a mysterious organization about which few public details are available. Voters in New Hampshire received envelopes in the mail this week claiming to contain “important taxpayer information,” according to Christopher Crawford, who received one of the mailers and posted pictures of it on Twitter. Mr. Crawford, who recently moved to Washington, was visiting his parents at their home in Nashua, N.H., this week when he opened an envelope addressed to him only to find a chart...
  • The Return of Jeb Bush (GOPEe keeps hope alive)

    02/08/2016 3:09:37 PM PST · by Angels27 · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | 2/8/16 | Franklin Foer
    BEDFORD, New Hampshire—George W. Bush never really suffered for his sins. But his kid brother sure has. The demise of Jeb Bush has been a source of immeasurable pleasure for, well, nearly everyone. His campaign is a nine-figure boondoggle that suckered cronies from Greenwich and Dallas into investing in a can’t-miss-opportunity. That grating WASP aura of entitlement he wore melted nearly instantly with a choice piece of hectoring about his paucity of energy. Pundits took so much pleasure in Jeb Bush’s plummet that they couldn’t imagine it could ever be reversed. With his few remaining breaths as a candidate, however,...
  • 'Have You Ever Smoked Weed?' Watters' World Donald Trump Interview Part 2

    02/08/2016 3:02:48 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 47 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Feb 7 | Staff
    WATTERS: YOU SEEM LIKE A GREAT GUY TO WATCH THE GAME WITH BUT YOU DON'T DRINK. TRUMP: I'M NOT A DRINKER. WATTERS: WHY IS THAT? TRUMP: I NEVER REALLY WANTED TO DRINK. I NEVER ACQUIRED THE TASTE, NEVER LIKED THE TASTE. I'VE SEEN INSTANCES, EVEN WITHIN MY OWN FAMILY, WHERE PEOPLE DRINK TOO MUCH AND IT'S NOT A GOOD THING, AND I DON'T LIKE IT.
  • 'How Did You Land Melania?' Watters' World Donald Trump Interview Part 1

    02/08/2016 3:00:56 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 31 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Feb 7 | Staff
    WATTERS: HOW DID YOU MEET MELANIA? WAS IT LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT? TRUMP: I WAS AT A PARTY AND I SAW THIS VERY BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AND I SAID BOY WOULD I LIKE TO GET THAT PHONE NUMBER. IT WASN'T EASY, TOOK ME ABOUT FIVE WEEKS. WATTERS: DID YOU GET ON ONE KNEE WHEN YOU PROPROSED?
  • My Advice for Crazy Bernie

    02/08/2016 2:55:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Boy, I tell you, on the Democrat side, this cratering of Hillary Clinton appears to be real. I may have to rethink my original theory about this, that the DNC would never allow Bernie Sanders to become the nominee. They may not have any hope or any involvement. Of course Bernie's gonna go nowhere after New Hampshire, but this collapse of Hillary Clinton's is real. And Bill Clinton. This is just so great. Bill Clinton's out there, he's younger than Bernie Sanders, looks older than Bernie Sanders. Everybody on the Democrat side on this is an aging,...
  • GOPe Hack Sununu: “If Trump Only Wins by 12 Points… He Lost” (VIDEO)

    02/08/2016 2:53:37 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/08/16 | Jim Hoft
    So this is the latest Republican establishment (GOPe) talking point… Former Governor John Sununu, a Jeb Bush supporter, told America’s Newsroom if Donald Trump only wins New Hampshire by 12 points he loses–Keep telling yourself that, John. “I think Trump will win. I don’t think he’ll win by as much as he thinks he is and as much as the polls say. If he doesn’t win by 12 points I think the perception will be that he lost.’
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz Hold Leads In Arkansas Primaries

    02/08/2016 2:40:37 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 39 replies
    NPR via KUAR ^ | February 7, 2016 | Roby Brock
    Q: A number of Republican candidates are on the ballot for U.S. President in Arkansas. If the election were today, for which of the following would you vote: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Gov. Chris Christie, and Carly Fiorina? 11% Ben Carson 27% Ted Cruz 4% John Kasich 23% Marco Rubio 23% Donald Trump 1% Jeb Bush 1% Gov. Chris Christie 4% Carly Fiorina 6% Don't Know
  • Governor Jeb Bush Has A Much More Serious “Eminent Domain” Problem Than Donald Trump….

    02/08/2016 2:34:54 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb 8 2016 | Sundance
    When Governor Jeb Bush Ordered The Jack Boots To Action... Former Governor Jeb Bush has a much more serious eminent domain problem to reconcile than current media reports are discussing. During his tenure as Florida Governor Bush initiated the largest eminent domain private property confiscation in the history of the Sunshine State. Bush's action is now costing the State of Florida hundreds of millions in lawsuits and legal fees. During a period from mid-2000 to January 2006 the Florida Department of Agriculture, at the direction of Governor Jeb Bush, began a program to seize and destroy citrus trees from Florida...
  • VIDEO: Protestors March Against Islam Across Europe. In UK Carry Signs: “TRUMP IS RIGHT”

    02/08/2016 2:31:30 PM PST · by AuntB · 29 replies
    Viral 217 News ^ | Feb. 6, 2016 | Viral 217 News
    In the UK, across Europe and as far away as Australia, protestors marched in unison in opposition to the Islamization of the west. In Birmingham in the UK, marches carried signs stating "Trump Is Right" acknowledging the proposed plan of the U.S. Republican presidential candidate to ban the influx or Muslim refugees until a reliable vetting program is in place. The international rally was organized by the group: PEGIDA - Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West, which was founded in Germany and has many branches across Europe and elsewhere. From Dresden, Germany to Calais, in northern France to...
  • Mathews: Hillary's Campaign "Doesn't Have A Soul"

    02/08/2016 2:25:54 PM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews declared that the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “doesn’t have a soul” and has “no focus” on Friday’s “MSNBC Live.”
  • McGrath: Ted Cruz Stands Alone On a Female Draft

    02/08/2016 2:12:12 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 95 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 8, 2016 | Art McGrath
    After last week's surprise statements by two top generals that women should sign up for the draft just like men, Sen. Ted Cruz has set himself apart from his Republican rivals in the race for president by saying unequivocally that the idea is "nuts." When questioned at a Senate committee hearing last week, the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Gen. Robert Neller and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley both said they thought women should have to register for Selective Service when they turn eighteen, just like men. During Saturday's presidential candidate debate in Manchester, N.H., everyone on stage...
  • Michael Bloomberg says he is actively considering running for president as an independent

    02/08/2016 2:09:43 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:20 EST, 8 February 2016 | David Martosko
    Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, confirmed on Monday that he is actively considering running for president as an independent. In a dramatic interview, the 73-year-old said he was 'looking at all the options' and expressed disgust at the current state of the White House race. Bloomberg would be the richest candidate in American political history with a fortune of $36 billion, dwarfing the resources of Republican Donald Trump and enabling him to self-fund a campaign many times over.
  • An Analysis of the Debate Analysis

    02/08/2016 1:55:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So, again, the best definition of conservatism... For those of you who didn't see the debate, I know this kind of leaves you in the dark, because you don't know and you're relying on somebody to tell you. I will at some point, but I want people in the audience to think about this. These are things that the postdebate analysis didn't even get into. And the postdebate... I mean, everywhere. The postdebate analysis on Rubio was that he made a fool of himself, that he exposed himself as unprepared, robotic, nervous, not worthy of the bump...
  • Service Leaders Pledge not to Relax Combat Requirements for Women

    02/08/2016 1:44:39 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 26 replies
    http://www.military.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Tom Philpott
    Army and Marine Corps leaders swapped pledges with members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday not to cave to political pressure and relax ground combat skill requirements so that more women will qualify to serve in infantry, armor, and special forces units. Certainty that such pressure will come, and need to be resisted to protect combat effectiveness, was expressed both by senators and witnesses during the first congressional hearing held to review how Army and Marine Corps plan to open all ground combat jobs to women. No senator on the committee suggested Congress should block the Dec. 3...
  • Donald Trump's Senior Adviser is a Stock Fraud Felon with a Mob Past

    02/08/2016 1:40:52 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 169 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/05/2105 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump knew a man he named as a senior business adviser in 2010 had been convicted in a major Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme, according to Associated Press interviews and a review of court records. Trump had worked with Felix Sater previously during the man's stint as an executive at Bayrock Group LLC, a real estate development firm that partnered with Trump on numerous projects after renting office space from the Trump Organization. But Sater's past was not widely known at the time because he was working as a government cooperator on mob cases and the judge overseeing...
  • Balance Point

    02/08/2016 1:40:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Rich Galen
    Opening Super Bowl 50 Note. I knew who the teams were. I did not recognize all of the products/services that were being advertised, so; I didn't get many of the jokes. Finally, I didn't know any of the performers in the halftime show. I believe I am out of the demo. The debate Saturday night was, I thought, the best of the series. It had to do with what we've talked about before: the candidates are more familiar with their own material, they know what to expect from their opponents, and they know how to pace themselves through at 2+...