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  • What Putin is rebuilding

    04/16/2014 9:08:34 PM PDT · by dangus · 18 replies
    4-17-14 | Dangus
    No, Putin isn't re-building the third Reich: Chamberlain isn't a historic villain because he did nothing after Hitler seized neighboring German-speaking territories. He's a historic villain because he did nothing after Hitler blamed Christianity for poisoning Europe with weakness, swore to destroy the Jews, build a master race, set fire to the Reichstag, seized all police powers, built concentration camps and THEN invaded German-speaking lands. No, Putin isn't re-building the Soviet Union: He has implemented a flat, low tax rate, struck the authority of local commissars to impose taxes, decriminalized tax disputes, decentralized agriculture and industry, seen the numbers of...
  • The Donald Donates to Cruz: The real estate mogul doles out cash to the fiery Texan

    04/16/2014 8:49:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 16, 2014 | David Catanese
    Donald Trump is showing his cards in the early 2016 sweepstakes – and he's betting on Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The New York real estate mogul donated $5,000 to the Texas senator's leadership PAC during the first quarter, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission. Cruz's PAC, called the Jobs, Growth & Freedom Fund, took in far fewer receipts than the PACs of his potential White House rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. It took in only about $23,000 in contributions and then added approximately another $120,000 in transfers from other committees and rebates. Comparatively,...
  • Florida Supreme Court Denies Law License to Illegal Alien

    04/16/2014 8:31:32 PM PDT · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-16-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right News Advocates for illegal aliens were stunned this week as the Florida Supreme Court barred an illegal alien from joining the Florida bar to practice law. The La Raza lobby was especially stunned after the California Supreme Court, just months ago, did the exact opposite, as we noted at the time, admitting all qualified applicants as attorneys, including “an applicant who is not lawfully present in the United States” — illegal aliens. And they were convinced this was a wave that would sweep other states, as in-state tuition has done. Not so fast, said Florida's top...
  • Defend ‘Obamacare’ unabashedly, some Democrats say

    04/16/2014 8:10:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 16, 2014 9:02 PM EDT | Charles Babington and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The outlook for the president’s health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it’s time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon. Activists in one Senate race are doing just that. Other Democratic candidates, however, remain wary, unsure that a modest dose of good news will be enough to offset countless TV ads denouncing “Obamacare.” Those worries are well founded, say Republicans who shrug off the developments Democrats tout. […] Republicans already were pushing their luck by vowing to “repeal and replace” the health care law without having a...
  • Amazing Video of the Final Confrontation at Bundy Ranch, Filmmaker “They Were Ready to Die”

    04/16/2014 8:07:31 PM PDT · by ScamFix · 8 replies
    AUN-TV.com ^ | 04/16/2014 | Dana Allen
    I checked here at Free Republic and do not see this video posted, in my search. Only 12,000 have viewed on YouTube. Someone sent it to me in email. Fox sometimes does what is right, this is one case. Amazing Video of the Final Confrontation at Bundy Ranch, Filmmaker “They Were Ready to Die” See video of filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch walk towards the BLM front lines. Kudos to Fox News and Megan Kelly for putting this video on the air. No Network except for Fox was at the news event. They will send hundreds to the forgotten Peterson Trial...
  • Michael Bloomberg: 'I Have Earned My Place in Heaven, It's Not Even Close'

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks he’s going straight to heaven after working to eliminate smoking, obesity, and his efforts to promote gun control.
  • Hank Aaron Flooded With Racist Hate Mail After GOP Attack

    04/16/2014 7:54:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Drew McKenzie
    The offices of the Atlanta Braves have been flooded with racist letters, emails, and phone calls attacking Hall of Famer Hank Aaron after his interview comparing the way Republicans treat President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. USA Today writer Bob Nightengale said the "sheer racism" of the attack against Aaron was similar to the racist onslaught that the African-American star faced in 1974 when he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record. Nightengale noted that the new hate mail messages came as baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, on Tuesday. One bigoted writer named Edward wrote an email...
  • The IRS Scandal's Smoking Gun?

    04/16/2014 7:50:49 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 4-16-2014 | Peter Roff
    April 16, 2014 The IRS Scandal's Smoking Gun? A suspicious email could confirm Lois Lerner's culpability in recent IRS abuses. Peter Roff The so-called “smoking gun” proving the Internal Revenue Service played politics with conservative groups seeking official non-profit, social welfare status over the last several years may finally have been found. In a rash of documents provided under the Freedom of Information Act to Judicial Watch, a non-partisan public interest law group, is an April 2013 email written by David Fish, acting manager of IRS Exempt Organizations Technical Guidance and Quality Assurance and sent to, among others, former IRS...
  • Bloomberg's New Campaign: More Gun Control Needed for Gun-Owning Parents

    04/16/2014 7:48:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 16, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 16th – the same day Michael Bloomberg told NBC's Today show that his gun control push "isn't gun control" – he released a new ad targeting parents who have kids in the home yet own guns. The ad is an emotional appeal aimed at building support for new gun control restrictions on gun owners with kids in the home, specifically focused on having guns in the home locked up. In the ad, a young girl and her brother play hide and seek. The girl hides in her parents' closet and finds a pistol that the parents kept in...
  • Ron Paul: Rand Will Get Hit with Disadvantages in Presidential Bid for Being My Son

    04/16/2014 7:43:00 PM PDT · by This Just In · 28 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World" with Neil Cavuto former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discussed the IRS targeting his organization when Cavuto asked, "Well, i don't want to be cynical Congressman, do you think any of this might have a thing or two to do with your son possibly running for president? "
  • Shannon touts Cruz endorsement in US Senate race

    04/16/2014 6:59:04 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    KTUL.com ^ | Apr 16, 2014 12:57 PM PDT
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is touting the endorsement of Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in Shannon's race for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat.Shannon campaign consultant Trebor Worthen told The Associated Press Wednesday that Cruz has endorsed Shannon and is set to appear at a rally in Tulsa along with former Alaska Gov. and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.Palin and Lee endorsed Shannon previously.
  • Ted Cruz endorses T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma

    04/16/2014 6:34:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | BURGESS EVERETT
    Ted Cruz waded into a contested open-seat primary in Oklahoma on Wednesday, endorsing former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon over Rep. James Lankford. Though Cruz has shied away from endorsing Republican Senate incumbents locked in contested primaries, the Texas Republican had no qualms backing Shannon, who is increasingly drawing support from the Republican Party’s right flank in his bid to take the seat of retiring Sen. Tom Coburn.
  • Alaska to sue Interior Department for road to reach medical aid

    04/16/2014 6:31:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced Monday that the state will sue the Obama administration to allow construction of a 10-mile road to give residents of a remote fishing village access to emergency medical flights at an all-weather airport. Residents of King Cove, Alaska, were outraged in December when Interior Secretary Sally Jewell nixed a plan for a land swap that would have allowed the building of an unpaved road between the small town and the airport at Cold Bay. ... Since Ms. Jewell rejected the land swap, which would have given the refuge 43,093 acres of state land and 13,300...
  • Lunch with Karl Rove, for $5

    04/16/2014 6:18:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | Dylan Byers
    You've seen him on Fox News or read his seasoned opinions in The Wall Street Journal. He's one of the most prominent GOP strategists and a powerful voice for conservatives across the country.
  • Back any candidate you want as long as it’s one of these three

    04/16/2014 5:58:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | Ann Coulter
    As those of you who follow my hate mail know, I am opposed to running untested candidates against perfectly good incumbent Republican senators this election cycle. It will be a long time before Republicans have as good a year as this to win a Senate majority. Unfortunately, we have idiots doing the idiot thing, pretending to be “tea partiers,” while challenging sitting Republican senators over fairly minor ideological differences.
  • Eric Holder Should be Impeached for Violating Laws and Attorney Rules

    04/16/2014 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Moseley · 15 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Eric Holder should be impeached from the office of Attorney General, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Cruz-Holder-Lerner-IRS/2014/04/11/id/565100/?ns_mail_uid=55029093&ns_mail_job=1564099_04112014&promo_code=yvrdjwg6#textSize on Thursday. If Holder fails to seek indictments of IRS manager Lois Lerner and others responsible for targeting groups and individuals for their political views, Cruz says Congress should impeach Holder. However, Cruz does not go far enough. Federal law requires the U.S. Attorney General to now prosecute himself for criminal contempt. Eric Holder was held in criminal contempt of Congress by the US House of Representatives on June 28, 2012, for refusing to provide documents concerning the “Fast and Furious” gun-running...
  • Jimmy Carter Stands Up In Opposition To Keystone XL Pipeline

    04/16/2014 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 56 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | Keith Brekhus
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joined nine other Nobel Peace Laureates in sending a strongly worded letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, urging them not to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The letter opened as follows: "You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced – climate change. As you deliberate the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you are poised to make a decision that will signal either a dangerous commitment to the status quo, or bold leadership that...
  • Climate change cult has to shout louder to be heard amid public skepticism

    04/16/2014 5:13:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2014 | by Cal Thomas
    The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention, and polls show “climate change” barely registers on a list of voters' concerns. This can only mean, as losing politicians like to say, that their message isn’t getting through. What to do? Why, shout louder, of course. A recent story in the New York Times sought to help alarmists raise the decibel level: “The countries of the world have dragged their feet so long on global warming that the situation is now critical, experts appointed by the United Nations reported...
  • Slogging forward on climate change

    04/16/2014 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    THE WORLD now has a rough deadline for action on climate change. Nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon emissions, in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Expect a certain part of our political class to insist that man-made climate change is not consensus science, and that until it is, nothing should be done. The problem there is obvious: By the time all the skeptics are persuaded, it will be too late for an effective response. In that regard, climate change poses a...
  • The Environmentalist Eugenics of the Left

    04/16/2014 4:18:09 PM PDT · by fwdude · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | March 13, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The idea that the way to protect insects, fish and animals is by preventing human beings from having children is part of an approach known as Population, Health and Environment (PHE) which integrates population control into environmentalist initiatives. PHE dates back to the 1980s and is practiced by mainstream organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund. The Smithsonian’s Woodrow Wilson Center, which is funded partly by the US government, aggressively champions PHE eugenics and USAID funds PHE programs and distributes PHE training manuals derived in part from Wilson Center materials.
  • Obama looks to salvage Asia 'pivot' as allies fret about China

    04/16/2014 4:17:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2014 | BY MATT SPETALNICK AND MANUEL MOGATO
    When a Philippine government ship evaded a Chinese blockade in disputed waters of the South China Sea last month, a U.S. Navy plane swooped in to witness the dramatic encounter. The flyover was a vivid illustration of the expanding significance of one of Asia's most strategic regions and underscored a message that senior U.S. officials say President Barack Obama will make in Asia next week: The "pivot" of U.S. military and diplomatic assets toward the Asia-Pacific region is real. Washington's Asian allies, however, appear unconvinced.
  • Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation

    04/16/2014 4:10:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Richard Cowan
    Partisan bickering over immigration reform legislation intensified on Wednesday as President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Republicans accused each other of standing in the way of progress one year after bipartisan Senate legislation was introduced. "I urge House Republicans to listen to the will of the American people and bring immigration reform to the House floor for a vote," Obama said. Obama has warned that a failure by Congress to pass legislation could prompt him to look for ways to use his executive powers to make some limited advances on U.S. immigration policy.
  • Elizabeth Warren: ‘I was hurt, and I was angry’ [background as rooted in Native American ancestry]

    04/16/2014 3:54:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    Elizabeth Warren: ‘I was hurt, and I was angry’ By: MJ Lee April 16, 2014 05:44 PM EDT Elizabeth Warren “was hurt” and “angry” about attacks on her family and ancestry in the 2012 Senate race, she writes in a new book, defending at length her characterization of her background as rooted in Native American ancestry. Warren, the first-term Massachusetts Democratic senator, details her campaign to unseat former GOP Sen. Scott Brown in a new book: “A Fighting Chance.” POLITICO obtained an early copy of the book, which is set to be released on April 22. The book begins with...
  • Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies to the country on important matters

    04/16/2014 3:46:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2016 | Dana Blanton
    About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep...
  • Recordings surface in New Mexico governor race

    04/16/2014 3:29:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | BARRY MASSEY - Associated Press
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Democrats called Wednesday for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to describe political opponents. The governor, who’s seeking re-election this year and is viewed as a possible rising star in national GOP ranks, also came under fire for making critical remarks about public school teachers while telling aides that it was a view that couldn’t be expressed publicly during her campaign. “Governor Martinez and her aides’ comments are inexcusable. We have clear proof of her intent to deceive voters...
  • 4 New Polls Show Incumbent Dem Senator Leading GOPer In Arkansas

    04/16/2014 3:22:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 15, 2014 | Daniel Strauss
    Four straight polls of the Arkansas Senate race have found Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) leading challenger Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR). Although some of the polls are from Democratic-leaning groups and each of the polls find him with a razor-thin lead, the fact that a rough handful of surveys found Pryor in the lead is notable given that Pryor is considered one of the most endangered Democrats in the 2014 election cycle.
  • China's Xi purging corrupt officials to put own men in place: sources

    04/16/2014 2:53:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2014 | BY BENJAMIN KANG LIM AND MEGHA RAJAGOPALAN
    Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said. Xi hopes that removing corrupt officials and those resisting change will allow him to consolidate his grip on power and implement difficult economic, judicial and military reforms that he believes are vital to perpetuate one-party rule, said the sources, who have ties to the leadership.
  • Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers

    04/16/2014 2:38:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 16, 2014 | By DAVID EGGERT and ED WHITE
    DETROIT (AP) — Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts. Retired police officers and firefighters would see smaller cost-of-living payments but no cut in pension benefits. Retirees and city employees who qualify for a pension will get a ballot in a few weeks.
  • Radio ad's ran in 2010 by Fraizer Glenn Miller in Missouri

    04/16/2014 2:32:10 PM PDT · by ncfool · 9 replies
    Youtube clip of KCTV, Kansas City news cast 2010 ^ | March 30, 2010 | kctv - youtube
    Back in 2010 The KC Shooter ran racist hate radio ad's that Radio Station KMBZ ran as they were concerned about violating his freedom of Speech rights. KCTV Brad Porter did this news broadcast about the radio ad's. Later KMBZ pulled the Radio ad's once they found out legally they could.
  • Cantor says Obama ‘not sincere’ on immigration reform

    04/16/2014 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Market Watch ^ | April 16, 2014
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday said he had a phone call with President Barack Obama on the topic of immigration reform. It didn’t sound like it was a particularly friendly conversation. Cantor issued a statement saying, in part: The President called me hours after he issued a partisan statement which attacked me and my fellow House Republicans and which indicated no sincere desire to work together. After five years, President Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress to get things done. You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a...
  • Immigration Reform in a Republican-Controlled Senate, Pt. 2

    04/16/2014 2:18:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The numbers count of any likely GOP Senate majority in the new Congress suggests that real immigration reform is by no means a forgone conclusion. Indeed, it could be rather iffy. The ratio of Democrats to Republicans is important, as is control of the Senate. And the actual composition of the crucial Senate committees matters as well, and that certainly includes the Senate Judiciary that has primary (but shared) jurisdiction over immigration legislation. As it stands now, of the eight Republican members of the Judiciary Committee, two were original members of the 2013 "Gang of Eight."
  • Four anti-govt protesters shot while rallying near Ukrainian military base - reports

    04/16/2014 2:04:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    RT ^ | 4-16-2014 | RT
    Four people have reportedly been injured by gunfire in a confrontation between anti-Maidan protesters and soldiers stationed at an Interior Ministry base in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. A group of several dozen protesters arrived at the base, located in the turbulent Donetsk region, on Wednesday evening. They called on the troops to abandon the base, but the soldiers didn't listen, the demonstrators said. Instead, the troops opened fire at the protesters, injuring at least four people. One of them took a bullet in his chest and is in serious condition, according to protesters. Some local media claimed the protesters...
  • WW3? Drudge loses it.

    04/16/2014 1:40:46 PM PDT · by dangus · 83 replies
    The Drudge Report always has its fun with misuse of images. But World War III is no laughing matter. In an attempt to paint Russia as hurtling us towards World War III, Drudge shows a picture of troops marching through the Ukraine, wearing Soviet-era uniforms. But the picture is out of context. The picture is, in fact, from Odessa. Yes, there are significant numbers of Russophones. Yes, many of them may favor secession. Yes, some of the secessionists may have the same kind of romanticism for the Soviets that their Ukrainian neighbors have for the Nazi Banderites. But that's not...
  • Facing Resignation Calls, Mississippi GOP Chairman Dubs Tea Party Leaders 'Fanatical'

    04/16/2014 12:49:44 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The chairman of the Mississippi GOP, Joe Nosef,  reacted angrily to Tea Party groups calling for his resignation this week, accusing one local activist of secretly working to elect Democrats and saying some “fanatical” Tea Party groups could jeopardize the GOP's hold on a senate seat in one of the most Republican states in the nation, according to emails obtained by Breitbart News. In the emails, Joe Nosef, the chairman of the Mississippi Republican party, told Mississippi Tea Party president Janis Lane that “help[ing] Democrats win...appears to be your goal.” Nosef also emailed to a list of Republicans that the...
  • Ted Cruz faces 2016 skeptics in South Carolina

    04/16/2014 12:42:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/16/2014 | By MANU RAJU
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — It didn’t take much for Ted Cruz to bring a crowd of conservatives to its feet here. By the time the Texas Republican senator finished speaking Tuesday night, an adoring audience hailed Cruz and his no-compromise, combative style of conservatism that has made him the scourge of the GOP establishment but a hero of the tea party. “Liberty is under assault today like never before,” Cruz said, pacing the stage like a televangelist. But even in deep-red South Carolina, a well-received speech full of Cruz’s signature flair is no guarantee that the firebrand politician could win the...
  • Lindsey Graham’s Poll Position: Very Vulnerable

    04/16/2014 12:10:25 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 4/16/14
    INCUMBENT LIBERAL MAY WIN GOP NOD, BUT CHALLENGES LOOM … Big government backer Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) is likely to win the GOP nomination for another term in the U.S. Senate when South Carolina “Republicans” go to the polls in June. In fact the liberal lawmaker may claim the GOP nomination outright – without having to compete in a two-week runoff election (in South Carolina, major party candidates who fail to receive more than 50 percent of the vote on the primary ballot must face off against their nearest competitor in a head-to-head runoff matchup two weeks later). But just because...
  • SENATOR BOOKER’S TALES COULD MAKE HIM VULNERABLE

    04/16/2014 12:01:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 14, 2014 | Mark Impomeni
    Newark, April 10–New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D) may be headed for a more difficult reelection campaign this fall than many political professionals seem to think. The reason: the mainstream press, which has been his biggest booster, is now beginning to question not only his veracity but his competence as Newark mayor, which recently took a hit from a report issued by the state comptroller. When he announced his intention to seek a Senate seat, Booker was considered a shoo-in. But the Senate campaign turned out to be no coronation. Although polls in early August had Booker with a 35-point...
  • President Obama’s Bogus Voting Rights Claims

    04/16/2014 11:17:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | April 16, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky & Peter McGinley
    Last Friday, in a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference, President Obama proudly announced that the Justice Department had taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009. The problem with that claim is that, since 2009, the Justice Department has taken on only 39 voting rights cases—and as former Voting Section lawyer Christian Adams points out, only 13 were related to protecting minority voting rights. And, with respect to some of the cases in which the department has been involved, it lost spectacularly—such as its false claim that South Carolina’s voter ID law was discriminatory. Perhaps...
  • MSNBC Silent on New Poll Showing Wendy Davis Getting Crushed, Even Losing Women

    04/16/2014 11:01:14 AM PDT · by kingattax · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 16, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    The liberal journalists at MSNBC have been quite enamored with Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, constantly promoting her Democratic campaign. Yet, a new poll showing her trailing by 14 points has gone unmentioned on the network. Even more interesting, Republican candidate Greg Abbott is beating Davis even among women, 49-41. The Public Policy Polling survey was released on Tuesday. Also, it should be pointed out, PPP is a Democratic polling firm. In the past, MSNBC hosts have attempted to spin bad news for Davis. In January, Andrea Mitchell gently explained, "[She's] being forced to answer media reports down there that...
  • Terri Lynn Land maintains lead in poll for Carl Levin’s Senate seat (6 points!)

    04/16/2014 10:56:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 4/15/14
     Terri Lynn Land continues to enjoy a six point lead in the race for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Carl Levin. This is according to a poll conducted on April 9 and distributed this morning by Mitchell Research and Communications with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.56%. When asked if the election were being held today would you be voting for Republican Terri Lynn Land or Democrat Gary peters 44% responded Land while 38% answered Peters. A total of 18% were undecided. Both Land and Peters seem to be attending to keep the...
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/16/2014 10:55:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04/16/2014 | Dick Morris
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law -- sufficient to cast the Electoral College's majority 270 votes -- it will take effect. The Electoral College will become a vestigial anachronism. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia -- casting 136 electoral...
  • Terry Lynn Land (R) now ahead of Gary Peters (D) in RCP average for Michigan-SEN.

    04/16/2014 10:53:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    moelane.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Moe Lane
    The latest Mitchell Research poll has Land up six (44/38) over Peters; a previous Mitchell poll had her behind by one. This is enough to put her in front, overall; toss out the partisan polls and Terry Lynn Rand is ahead by rather more. Looking at the rend line… well, Gary Peters can’t just seem to catch fire. And I don’t think that the governor’s race is going to help, either: as of this moment Rick Snyder is decently ahead, and in a comfortable place for a Republican governor in a blue state. Hmm. Snyder needs a little work on...
  • CNN: Landrieu Ad with Fake Footage Is 'Blowing Up in Her Face'

    04/16/2014 10:42:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 97 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/16/14
    On CNN's "Inside Politics" host John King and panel discuss Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) taking heat for reenacting a Senate hearing using actors because Senate rules prohibit using video ...
  • If Sebelius Runs for Senate, isn't Milton Wolf better positioned to put Obamacare on trial?

    04/16/2014 10:34:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 4/16/14 | William Jacobson
    Pat Roberts voted to confirm Sebelius. As soon as Kathleen Sebelius resigned as Secretary of HHS, my first thought was, hmm, wonder if she’ll run for Senate in Kansas. Apparently I’m not the only one thinking about that, Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing revenge. Ms. Sebelius is...
  • Kansas Dems reportedly trying to recruit … Kathleen Sebelius for Senate

    04/16/2014 10:32:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2014 | AllahPundit
    Really? With every Republican in the country set to run ObamaCare attack ads this fall, the Democratic Party’s going to double down in a perennially red state on the captain of the Healthcare.gov Titanic?There’s got to be a hidden motive in pushing a story this bananas to the media. But what? In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing...
  • Help retire Speaker Boehner by sharing this page.

    04/16/2014 10:07:41 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 4 replies
    When the moment is right ^ | 4/16/2014 | JD Winteregg
    FIRE JOHN BOEHNER Over the course of 23 years, John Boehner has forgotten that his job was to go to D.C. to fight for you. Despite his campaign promises, as Speaker of the House he has failed to defund ObamaCare, failed to pass timely budgets, failed to protect us from amnesty for criminal illegal immigrants, and even raised the debt ceiling which leaves debt for our children and grandchildren to pay back and puts our national security at risk. It's time for a change. It's time to fight back! You can send a message TODAY that will reverberate around this...
  • MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Tea Party Express [IX] Rolls Again!

    04/16/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT · by Syncro · 31 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 16, 2014 | Staff
    MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Tea Party Express Rolls Again!Calling all patriots! The Tea Party Express is back for another nationwide tour called "Fighting for Liberty Tour", and we're launching this Saturday April 19th! We are sick and tired of watching the failed policies of Barack Obama and his big-government pals in Congress push this country closer to the brink of financial disaster, all the while blaming and badmouthing conservatives like YOU for their failures. That's why we're excited to go back on the road for our 9th national bus tour with our "Fighting for Liberty Tour".    We are excited to...
  • JW Obtains IRS Docs Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups

    04/16/2014 9:27:11 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 4-16-2014
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  • Texas Senate Candidate Konni Burton Embraced by Ted Cruz

    04/16/2014 9:04:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Mar 2014 | Merrill Hope
    FORT WORTH, TEXAS—Last week conservative candidate Konni Burton kicked off her run-off campaign to clinch the Republican nomination for Senate District 10. It was standing-room-only at Stockyard Station's Stampede Room, with friends, family, the grassroots, and Senator Ted Cruz by her side. Breitbart Texas previously reported that Burton is the favored conservative in the Senate District that includes Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield, Colleyville and other areas of south and northeast Tarrant County. Tarrant County is one of the few urban conservative strongholds in the nation and it is the district currently represented by liberal state senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth).In the five-person Republican...
  • Cantor Challenger Calls for Investigation of New Director of the Republican Party of Virginia

    04/16/2014 8:43:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
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