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  • Scott Walker is headed for trouble with the GOP establishment

    03/02/2015 1:37:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 2, 2015 | Byron York
    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Scott Walker likes to tell a story about shopping at Kohl's. Under instructions from his wife Tonette, Walker has learned how to pile on the discounts and coupons whenever he goes to the popular Wisconsin-based department store. If he sees a shirt on the rack with a tag that reads, "Was $29.99, Now $19.99," Walker explains, he goes to the cash register with a flyer from the newspaper and gets another ten or 15 percent off. Then he pulls out his Kohl's credit card and there's another ten percent. And another newspaper flyer that might be...
  • Can Rush Limbaugh Make This Man President?

    03/02/2015 1:02:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    DC - The Daily Caller ^ | March 2, 2015 | W. James Antle III
    You may have noticed that the media likes to run critical stories about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — sometimes without doing much checking first. As the Walker for president talk gains steam, you can expect to see more media attempts to break him in. That’s to be expected. But for now, that might be less important than the media he does have in his corner. Consider how rapid Walker’s rise has been. As late as November, he usually polled in the single digits. Public Policy Polling had Walker at 5 percent last March, compared to 25 percent in its latest...
  • U.S. Union Busting: Who’s Scarier, Scott Walker or ‘Jihadi John’?

    03/02/2015 12:15:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    NSNBC ^ | March 2, 2015 | Shamus Cooke
    When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker compared labor unions to ISIS his audience cheered. At the end of the speech he got a standing ovation, reported FOX News in an article entitled “Walker draws standing ovation in CPAC address”. His wealthy audience hated labor unions that much. In fact, the 1% despises unions much more than they hate ISIS. Islamic extremists in the Syrian desert pose no threat to anyone in the U.S., while labor unions pose a direct threat to the profits of the super rich. Conversely, the average U.S. worker has much more to fear from Scott Walker than...
  • Election 2016: Hillary Clinton Reported Ready To Announce Candidacy Next Month

    03/01/2015 11:28:46 PM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 1, 2015 | Marcy Kreiter
    Hillary Clinton reportedly plans to announce her candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in April. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday Clinton and her close advisers decided on the move to allay uncertainties and boost fundraising. [Snip] Clinton had been expected to put off an announcement until summer, but donors had been holding back, thwarting fundraising efforts. A source told the Journal John Podesta played a big role in the decision. She is expected to skip the step of forming an exploratory committee. Money appears to be the issue.
  • But for the video…

    03/01/2015 9:54:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/15 | Radley Balko
    The latest example of cellphone video vindicating someone from false charges is a doozy. It comes from Washington Parish, La., and WWL TV. One of the worst days of Douglas Dendinger’s life began with him handing an envelope to a police officer. In order to help out his family and earn a quick $50, Dendinger agreed to act as a process server, giving a brutality lawsuit filed by his nephew to Chad Cassard as the former Bogalusa police officer exited the Washington Parish Courthouse. The handoff went smoothly, but Dendinger said the reaction from Cassard, and a group of officers...
  • Walker Says He Doesn’t Believe In ‘Amnesty’ Before Saying He Supports An Amnesty

    03/01/2015 10:21:52 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/1/15 | Jamie Weinstein
    Scott Walker wants you to know he now opposes “amnesty” — even as he says he supports a policy that amounts to “amnesty.”
  • Call Senators-Suspend Filabuster and Pass House Version of DHS without Amnesty

    03/01/2015 9:47:27 PM PST · by mitchell001 · 14 replies
    March 2, 2015 | Ralph Mitchell
    Let's tell our Senators to cut to the chase and suspend the filibuster and pass the House version of DHS without Amnesty. The GOP promised the electorate that they would stop Amnesty and repeal Obamacare, etc.. The GOP Senators must suspend the filibuster for the rest of Obama's term to fight for the American people and push back against Obama's lawlessness. The American people could care less about the filibuster. Let's cut the snobbery, suspend the filibuster and start fighting for what the American people want now!
  • Congress No Closer To Funding Homeland Security Department As Another Shutdown Deadline Looms

    03/01/2015 8:11:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 1, 2015
    Congress No Closer To Funding Homeland Security Department As Another Shutdown Deadline Looms March 01, 2015 The widespread disagreement in Congress over President Obama's unilateral actions on immigration that nearly resulted in a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department resumes Monday -- with Democrats, Republicans, senators and congressmen all pointing fingers. The House approved a funding bill for the agency just before the Friday midnight deadline, but only through this week. Though the GOP-led chamber failed to pass a three-week extension and had to rely on Democrats to reach the final, shorter deal, they blame President Obama and Senate...
  • Either Pro-Gay Jeb Is Toast in 2016 or the GOP Is

    03/01/2015 7:02:53 PM PST · by lasereye · 78 replies
    American Family Association ^ | February 27, 2015 | Bryan Fischer
    McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed has written a devastating exposé of the brain trust Jeb Bush has gathered around himself in his campaign for the GOP nomination. In a word, if personnel is policy, Jeb is telling the pro-family community to drop dead. Coppins points out that virtually every key slot on Bush’s campaign team - campaign manager, chief strategist, communications director, adviser - has been filled by an ardent proponent of sodomy-based marriage and special rights based entirely on aberrant sexual behavior. When Bush officially launches his presidential bid later this year, he will likely do so with a campaign...
  • Hillary Clinton Seen Launching Presidential Bid in April

    03/01/2015 5:58:36 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2016 | Peter Nicholas and Carol E. Lee
    Hillary Clinton and her close advisers are telling Democratic donors that she will enter the presidential race sooner than expected, likely in April, a move that would allay uncertainties within her party and allow her to rev up fundraising.
  • Ted Cruz spills secret of GOP amnesty sabotage

    03/01/2015 5:37:42 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 61 replies
    WND ^ | 03/01/2015 | Garth Kant
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, strongly suggested the fix was in from the beginning by GOP leaders to sabotage the fight against Obama’s amnesty, saying, “The cake was baked from the start.”The senator said that was evident to him immediately when GOP leaders chose a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, as the vehicle to try to stop the amnesty President Obama granted to five-million illegal immigrants by executive order in November.Cruz made the observations while speaking to a small group of reporters across the street from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference,...
  • Congressman Alan Grayson speaks to local residents about immigration issues

    03/01/2015 4:31:21 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    WFTV ^ | 3/1/2015 | WFTV
    APOPKA, Fla. — U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson spoke at an Apopka event Sunday intended to support and educate residents about President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration. Funding for the Department of Homeland Security will last only through the end of the week. A long-term solution has not yet been reached because of the ongoing debate over immigration. Channel 9’s Janai Norman spoke to a local family caught in the middle of the debate. The Manceras are immigrants from Mexico and for more than 18 years, they’ve been stuck in the immigration process. “There (are) families that may be...
  • Assyrian Christians: A Look at the Religious Group Captured by ISIS [ISIS Needs More Jobs?]

    03/01/2015 1:40:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 1, 2015 | ALEXANDER MALLIN and PAT O'GARA
    Assyrian Christians: A Look at the Religious Group Captured by ISIS Mar 1, 2015 BY ALEXANDER MALLIN and PAT O'GARA The world watched in horror last week as reports surfaced that ISIS militants captured as many as 350 Assyrian Christians in northeastern Syria.
  • Wallace Presses Walker on Flip-Flop on Immigration [Obama, terrorism, abortion, budget, God]

    03/01/2015 1:18:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2015 | Chris Wallace interview with Scott Walker
    Potential 2016 presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" about his growing popularity, his record as governor and some of the controversies he's faced. Wallace noted that Walker has taken some heat recently for refusing to say whether or not President Obama loves this country and whether or not he's a Christian. "I am not going to take a manufactured media crisis and take and follow that path instead of going to the path that I think Americans want, which is leaders who will stand up and tell them where they stand on...
  • House GOP leader: Senate should change its rules to pass DHS funding

    03/01/2015 1:07:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/1/2015 | By Jesse Byrnes
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on Sunday that the Senate should change its rules in order to pass a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "I think they should change the rule," McCarthy said on NBC's "Meet the Press," suggesting the Senate invoke the so-called "nuclear option" to allow spending bills to only require a simple majority to advance instead of 60 votes.
  • Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

    03/01/2015 12:08:49 PM PST · by Glad2bnuts · 18 replies
    israel national news ^ | 03-01-2015 | Mark Langfan
    Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike Kuwaiti paper claims unnamed Israeli minister with good ties with the US administration 'revealed the attack plan to John Kerry.' The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.
  • Boehner Admits He Has No Idea What Conservative Caucus’ Plan Was on DHS Vote

    03/01/2015 10:45:45 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | Evan McMurry
    VIDEO 4 House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) admitted on Face the Nation Sunday morning he had no idea what the conservative caucus of the House GOP was thinking when it squelched a vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security for another three weeks.Boehner’s plan had been to approve funding for those three weeks to allow a district court time to rule on whether President Barack Obama’s executive order delaying deportations could be implemented while a suit questioning its legality pended. A rider defunding that order is responsible for holding up DHS funding in the Senate, but if the...
  • Top Jewish Senator Feinstein: Netanyahu's claim he represents all Jews is 'arrogant'

    03/01/2015 10:34:23 AM PST · by Dave346 · 75 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.01.15, 19:12 | Itzhak Benhorin
    US Senator Dianne Feinstein said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that he represents all Jews is "arrogant." Feinstein, a senior Jewish senator was referencing comments by Netanyahu before he took off for the US, and said that he does not speak for her. "He doesn’t speak for me on this," the California Democratic senator told CNN's State of the Union Sunday. "I think it’s a rather arrogant statement. I think the Jewish community is like any other community. There are different points of view. I think that arrogance does not befit, Israel, candidly." Prominent members of the US Jewish community...
  • GOP rep keeps up attack on 'delusional' conservatives

    03/01/2015 10:09:13 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/01/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Sunday did not let up in criticizing House Republicans who voted against bills to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since they don't touch President Obama's executive action on immigration. ADVERTISEMENT "There's an element within our party – there's a wing within the Congress – which is absolutely irresponsible. They have no concept of reality," King said on ABC's "The Week.”"For these people to be threatening to defund the Department of Homeland Security at a time when our threat streams have never been greater at any time since 9/11, it's absolutely irresponsible," said King,...
  • John Kerry Doesn't Want Benjamin Netanyahu Visit to Become 'Some Great Political Football'

    03/01/2015 10:23:41 AM PST · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 1, 2015, 11:10 AM ET | By JUSTIN FISHEL via This Week
    Two days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to speak to a joint session of Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry said the prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. but worries it injects far too much politics into the relationship. “The prime minister of Israel is welcome to speak in the United States, obviously,” Kerry said today in an exclusive interview on ABC’s "This Week." “I talk to the prime minister regularly, including yesterday." But, Kerry added, "we don't want to see this turned into some great political football.” Kerry echoed frustrations expressed by the...
  • Reports of possible deal on DHS funding reignites chatter about Boehner ouster

    03/01/2015 10:22:52 AM PST · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2015 | Fox News
    Multiple reports that House Speaker John Boehner has cut a deal to pass a long-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security without ties to rolling back President Obama’s executive action on immigration has reignited rumblings about a Boehner coup. The deal was purportedly struck as the House agreed late Friday night to fund the agency for seven days to avoid a partial shutdown. At least one congressional aide said the deal between Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was to get enough Democratic votes in the Republican-led chamber to avoid the shutdown at midnight Friday, in exchange...
  • NBC's Chuck Todd wonders if Netanyahu 'defeated himself' with planned speech (2 days away)

    03/01/2015 10:07:13 AM PST · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2015 | 11:33 am | Eddie Scarry
    On NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, host Chuck Todd suggested it's possible Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress has backfired, though it doesn't take place until Tuesday. "You know, I'm wondering if Prime Minister Netanyahu defeated himself here a little bit," Todd said. "Because the more he attacks the [Obama] administration on the deal, the more the administration wants to dig in." Netanyahu's speech, made via an invitation by Republican House Speaker John Boehner without consulting the White House, is expected to be a criticism of White House negotiations with Iran over Tehran's nuclear development program. Netanyahu...
  • Exclusive — Gov. Scott Walker: I Don't Support Amnesty

    03/01/2015 9:58:02 AM PST · by Rockitz · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 20 Nov 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon for the Sirius XM Patriots network, Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker said he does not support amnesty and the Washington Post‘s Aaron Blake, who previously reported Walker supports a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal immigrants took him “out of context.” Towards the end of the interview, Bannon noted that “Amnesty is about the sovereignty of the country.” But, he asked Walker, “the Washington Post said earlier that you’re pro-pathway to citizenship.” “See now that’s where they take it out of context,” Walker said in response. “I’ve not said...
  • Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

    03/01/2015 9:36:33 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 181 replies
    Aretz Sgiva ^ | 3-1-2015 | Mark Langfan
    The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel's back. The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister...
  • Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? (Hint: only one with moral backbone)

    03/01/2015 6:34:06 AM PST · by bestintxas · 53 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/1/15 | p gonzalez
    Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? I have analyzed all the major Republican presidential candidates (except Ben Carson and Rick Sanctorum, who are long shots, and Donald Trump, who has undocumented hair). I have found that all the major presidential candidates support amnesty for illegal aliens, except for one. Can you guess which one? Jeb Bush: Jeb, as we all know, supports amnesty for illegal aliens, and he's proud of it. If he were running in Honduras, I would vote for him in a minute. Marco Rubio: Marco Rubio co-authored a bill that would have given amnesty to illegal aliens....
  • How an Obscure Rule Could Give Boehner a Way Out of DHS Mess (their latest trick)

    03/01/2015 9:11:11 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 2/28/15 | Niels Lesniewski and Emma Dumain
    Updated 5:57 p.m. | A provision tucked deep in the House rule book could provide a way out of the Homeland Security funding mess for Speaker John A. Boehner — without the Ohio Republican actually having to do anything. With rumblings about a full-scale revolt from within the ranks should Boehner put a funding bill on the floor that doesn’t explicitly block implementation of President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions, there was talk Friday night from senior House Democratic aides of Republicans having found a face-saving procedural gambit that would ultimately end in full funding for Department of Homeland Security...
  • Walker Admits He’s ‘Changed’ View on Immigration

    03/01/2015 9:03:18 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 87 replies
    Mediate ^ | 3/1/2015 | Evan McMurray
    Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace submitted newly-minted 2016 GOP frontrunner Scott Walker to thirteen minutes of sustained questioning about his record and his (mis)statements Sunday morning, the most notable moment of which came when Walker conceded after several minutes of interrogation that he’d “changed” his views on immigration.
  • Mark Levin REVEALS: Obama’s plan to use illegal aliens to ‘fundamentally transform’ America

    03/01/2015 8:47:15 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 14 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 3/1/2015 | soopermexican
    We all know that Obama doesn’t really love America because he aims to “fundamentally transform” her into a country more to his liking. But one radio host has discovered the plan that makes illegal aliens the key in changing America by creating a “nation within a nation.” Audio in link
  • Cruz: Leave the Internet to the People

    03/01/2015 8:11:25 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 27, 2015 | Vivian Hughbanks
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) criticized the Federal Communications Commission's rules on net neutrality as an overreach of unchecked bureaucratic power on Thursday. “Today, the FCC decided to take over the Internet,” Cruz said. “You should feel real excited because at Barack Obama's instructions, 5 unelected bureaucrats have now declared the Internet is a public utility.” The FCC voted yesterday to adopt the “Open Internet Order,” designed to ensure equal treatment of legal content on the Internet. The rules were neither publicly released, nor openly debated before adopted by the Commission. “Net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet,” Cruz said, sparking...
  • The long knives come out for Ted Cruz

    03/01/2015 8:02:47 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    “PALM BEACH, Fla. — In a wide-ranging speech to the Club for Growth winter meeting Friday night, Sen. Ted Cruz looked back on his 2013 crusade to defund Obamacare — an effort that consumed Washington, led to bitter Republican party infighting, and resulted in a partial government shutdown — and concluded it was a fight he probably never could have won. "Is it likely we would have altogether defunded Obamacare then?" the Texas Republican said. "Probably not. That would have taken an almost perfect storm. I was never Pollyannaish about the political factors it would take for that to happen.”...
  • Report: Obama threatened to fire on Israeli jets attacking Iran

    03/01/2015 7:35:50 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 100 replies
    Maan News ^ | 1/3/2015 | Maan News
    BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) – A Kuwaiti newspaper reported Saturday that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014. Al-Jarida newspaper quoted "well-placed" sources as saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had taken a decision to carry out airstrikes against Iran's nuclear program after consultations with his minister of defense Moshe Yaalon and foreign minister Avigdor Liberman in the presence of top security commanders. The decision came, according to al-Jarida, after Israel revealed that the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign...
  • America's Enemies in Hollywood Then and Now

    03/01/2015 7:25:06 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2015 | James Simpson
    This past Tuesday, Cliff Kincaid held his National Press Club conference, America’s Enemies in Hollywood Then and Now. Cliff’s guests included Allan Ryskind, long-time editor of Human Events; Lawyer, author, and 9-11 survivor Deborah Weiss, who describes the breadth of CAIR’s malevolent machinations, including influence operations in Hollywood; and Trevor Loudon, the intrepid researcher from New Zealand who has exposed much of what we know today about Obama’s radicalism. Kincaid led off remarks, including a discussion of his latest book, Blood on His Hands: The True Story of Edward Snowden, and called for resurrection of a new HUAC to investigate...
  • Vermont town could let those ages 16, 17, vote locally

    03/01/2015 7:20:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 1, 2015 9:09 AM EST
    Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, will vote on a ballot item that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections. Vermont’s current voting age is 18, and that wouldn’t change for state and federal elections. The proposal by Brattleboro resident Kurt Daims would move the minimum age two years younger for town elections. …
  • Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional

    03/01/2015 7:06:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2015 5:30 AM EST
    An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in a statement that he has ordered the government to adopt the “necessary legislative amendments” within a month to comply with the Supreme Constitutional Court's ruling. Another court is likely to rule later this month on whether the election should be delayed, but a date for the new vote would be decided by the Supreme Electoral Commission, which went into an emergency...
  • Gun-Grabbing Geraldo: 'Far Too Many Creepy Untrained People with Deadly Weapons'

    03/01/2015 6:51:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 28, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    Gun-Grabbing Geraldo: 'Far Too Many Creepy Untrained People with Deadly Weapons' By Melissa Mullins | February 28, 2015 | 10:52 PM EST Fox News host Geraldo Rivera made another outrageous statement regarding gun control, and his distaste for those who choose to exercise their right for the Second Amendment. On Friday’s Fox & Friends show, Geraldo was asked to comment on a recent story out of Pasadena, Texas about a mother who was “charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”
  • Susan Rice and the Politicization of Genocide

    03/01/2015 6:49:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3-1-15 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    Susan Rice, who was appointed as U.S. National Security Advisor after serving as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Photo: U.S. Government. Susan Rice, US National Security Adviser, sharply criticized PM Netanyahu's upcoming address to Congress. Photo: US Government. Is there any dirty job for the Obama Administration that Susan Rice is not prepared to do? Need someone to fraudulently blame the murder of an American Ambassador in Libya on a stupid film? Send Susan to the Sunday talk shows. Need someone to slander the leader of the only democracy in the Middle East as damaging the “fabric” of Israel’s...
  • Reports of possible deal on DHS funding reignites chatter about Boehner ouster

    03/01/2015 6:24:38 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/1/15 | Chad Pergram
    Multiple reports that House Speaker John Boehner has cut a deal to pass a long-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security without ties to rolling back President Obama’s executive action on immigration has reignited rumblings about a Boehner coup.
  • Hillary’s presidential chances threatened by her own blundering (Clintons cash-in bigtime)

    03/01/2015 6:00:56 AM PST · by Liz · 33 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 2/28/15 | MICHAEL GOODWIN
    ....victory eluded Hillary in 2008...now her 2016 run is marked by mistakes, gaffes and reports of ethical corner-cutting. Once viewed as a smart, passionate woman whose brilliance would shine when she was liberated, she is, at 67, getting long in the tooth to be talked of in terms of "potential." After 25 years in the circus, she’s still a celebrity guest, not a star performer. Instead she’s running the Rose Garden strategy of a favored incumbent. She’s still giving paid speeches, believing she can float above it all like a giant balloon in the Thanksgiving Day parade....she sees herself as...
  • Jeb Bush 'Will Not Sign Any Pledges' in 2016

    03/01/2015 5:52:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 28, 2015 | Jonathan Karl
    Anti-taxman Grover Norquist recently told ABC News he believes Jeb Bush will likely sign his no-new-taxes pledge if and when he officially becomes a candidate for president. But, as Dana Carvey might say, "Not gonna happen." Norquist may have had good reason to believe Bush would sign the Taxpayers Protection Pledge, where candidates vow to oppose "any and all efforts to increase taxes." After all, the vast majority of Republican candidates for national office and many for local and statewide office have been signing it ever since Norquist started Americans for Tax Reform in 1985.
  • Shattuck: CPAC straw poll favors Rand Paul But Walker is real victor at CPAC

    03/01/2015 4:37:34 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/01/15 | Tom Shattuck
    Rand Paul has won the CPAC straw poll for the third year in a row — but the real winner was Scott Walker. Paul got 26 percent of the vote in a field of 17 in the annual presidential preference survey, while Walker was a close second at 21 percent. That means one in five young attendees here on the convention floor found the balding, unhip and often monotone governor of Wisconsin to be exciting and inspiring. Almost as inspiring as “Fonzie” himself — Rand Paul.
  • Sen. Marco Rubio previews tax reform plan at donor meet

    03/01/2015 4:25:38 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/1/15 | James Hohmann
    Sen. Marco Rubio previewed for conservative donors Saturday a tax reform plan that he will roll out in the coming week with Utah Sen. Mike Lee. The Florida senator, who has made clear to key supporters that he will run for president instead of reelection to the Senate, also told the Club for Growth donor meeting here that he would like to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education, shut down the Export-Import Bank and pass a detailed Obamacare alternative. Rubio said the bill he will introduce would reduce corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 25 percent, while eliminating both...
  • Who killed at CPAC, the GOP's red meat 2016 auditions?

    03/01/2015 2:44:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 29, 2015 | Doyle McManus
    "...What was missing from CPAC? Any sign of the intellectual ferment in conservative think tanks about how to address the stagnant incomes of the American middle class. Most speakers stuck to more traditional fare: smaller government, lower taxes, less regulation. There are new ideas in the Republican Party, but this, it seems, was neither the time nor the place..."
  • Media Too Busy Manufacturing Scott Walker Attack Pieces to Fact Check Them

    03/01/2015 1:59:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How desperate is the media for Scott Walker attack pieces? So desperate it’ll pick up material from a third-rate Gawker blog that even most of the left thinks is a joke and run with it. The Daily Beast has retracted an article from one of its college columnists that claimed that the Wisconsin governor’s budget would cut sexual assault reporting from the state’s universities. The post, published Friday, cited a report from Jezebel that wrongly interpreted a section of the state budget to mean that all assault reporting requirements were to get cut altogether. In fact, the University of Wisconsin...
  • Former US secretary: Netanyahu speech ‘poisoning’ ties (Robert Reich joins the anti-Bibi onslaught)

    03/01/2015 12:02:17 AM PST · by Dave346 · 44 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 1, 2015, 8:43 am | Stuart Winer
    Former US labor secretary Robert Reich offered sharp criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, saying that the premiere’s intention address Congress on Tuesday, against the wishes of the White House, was driving many US Jews to speak out against Israel when in the past they may have remained silent, and that the speech was “poisoning the relationship” between Israel and the US In a post to his Facebook page, Reich, who was secretary during the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1997, appealed not to Netanyahu, but rather to the people of Israel, and warned them that the prime...
  • Scott Walker Stands By Claim Reagan's Union-Busting Was 'Most Significant' Foreign Policy Decision

    02/28/2015 11:37:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 28, 2015 | Ashley Alman
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is doubling down on claims that the strongest foreign policy move in his lifetime was former President Ronald Reagan's decision to fire 11,000 air traffic controllers. In 1981, almost 13,000 air traffic control employees walked off the job when contract negotiations between the federal government and the controllers union stalled. Reagan claimed the strike was illegal and demanded the air traffic controllers return to work; when some 11,000 did not, he fired them. Walker, who has long idolized Reagan and previously lauded the former president's standoff with air traffic control, on Saturday called it "the...
  • Democratic Congressman: We Need Food Stamps Because So Many Fathers Are In Jail

    02/28/2015 10:04:40 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/25/15 | Patrick Howley
    Democratic Georgia Rep. David Scott said that food stamps are necessary because of America’s “policy” of imprisoning families. “First of all, the situation regarding employment and jobs, poverty, all of that. All of that has been structured into our economic, social policy over the last quarter-century,” Scott said at Wednesday’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing to review the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), talking about the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs before turning to the incarceration issue. “Our policy of sending so many of our young eligible fathers to prison. Millions,” Scott said. “Our prison population went from 300,000 in...
  • Brooklyn Lawmaker Apologizes For ‘White People Don’t Eat The Way We Do’ Remark

    02/28/2015 9:39:50 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 74 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 2/25/15
    Sen. Velmanette Montgomery Worries Local Grocery Store Will Be Replaced With Boutique Market A Brooklyn state senator apologized Tuesday for remarks invoking the subject of race in a discussion about a Clinton Hill grocery store set to close – and the possibility that a “boutique” grocery store that could replace it. State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) was quoted in The Brooklyn Paper as saying the soon-to-close Key Food store should be replaced with a similar store, because communities of color have eat differently than white communities. “Supermarkets are an important part of the community. It’s an important amenity, especially for...
  • More Lois Lerner Emails Recovered: ‘No One Will Ever Believe That Both Your Hard Drive and Mine ...

    02/28/2015 9:09:27 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced on Thursday night that hundreds of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s previously “lost” backup tapes have been recovered, which could result in the recovery of a new trove of her emails. IRS Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Thursday that it took investigators just two weeks to recover 424 backup tapes that were previously said to be unretrievable. “
  • Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal

    02/28/2015 8:40:44 PM PST · by conservativeread · 39 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 02/28/15 | christopher paiva
    President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday. “The president has been clear that now is not the time for Congress to pass additional legislation on Iran. If this bill is sent to the president, he will veto it,” said Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the White House’s National Security Council...
  • Geraldo Rivera: ‘Far Too Many’ Americans Own Guns Legally

    02/28/2015 8:03:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | February 27, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera said he “lament(s)” that the number of guns that are in America, including the guns that guns that people possess “legally.” Rivera said these things during an appearance on Fox & Friends, after being asked to comment on a mom who had pulled a gun to stop a fight where one girl pinned another girl on the ground and was punching her in the head repeatedly. The mother has been “charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.” After watching the cell phone footage of the incident, Rivera responded: “First, I’ll talk about the...