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  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Wants To Jail His Political Opponents – Accuses Koch Brothers of ‘Treason’

    09/22/2014 7:51:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | September 21, 2014 | Marc Morano
    Complete headline: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Wants To Jail His Political Opponents – Accuses Koch Brothers of ‘Treason’ – ‘They ought to be serving time for it’ Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lamented that there were no current laws on the books to punish global warming skeptics. . “I wish there were a law you could punish them with. I don’t think there is a law that you can punish those politicians under,” Kennedy told Climate Depot in a one-on-one interview during the People’s Climate March. The interiew was conducted for the upcoming documentary Climate Hustle. Kennedy Jr. accused...
  • NYT, AP Ignore Large Contingent of Socialists and Far-Leftists in NYC Climate March

    09/22/2014 7:49:22 AM PDT · by rktman
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/21/2014 | Tom Blumer
    At Tea Party and conservative events, the press routinely seeks out any shred of evidence of far-right extremism, racism or even uncivil behavior exhibited by attendees. If found, it then tries to portray even one or a few such people out of thousands as somehow typical. Rallies in support of liberals' pet causes get a completely different treatment. The press almost invariably ignores rampant left-wing extremism clearly on display. Sunday's "Climate March" in New York City, along with other smaller marches in other parts of the world, exemplifies the blatant double standard. The Blaze, Gateway Pundit, and others reported no...
  • At TribFest, Cruz Talks Possible 2016 Run, Partisan Gridlock

    09/22/2014 7:47:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 20, 2014 | John Reynolds
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz hinted Saturday that he would make a decision on a possible run for the White House in the first half of 2015, but he said his focus for the next six weeks would be on helping Republicans take back the Senate.The Texas Republican told Dan Balz of The Washington Post at The Texas Tribune Festival that the 2016 field would probably be defined between January and June of next year. But he did not offer up his name.Balz introduced the topic by asking Cruz what would keep him out the 2016 presidential election. Cruz allowed that it was a clever way...
  • What will the next President inherit from Obama?

    09/22/2014 7:42:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/22/2014 | Keith Edwards
    If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times since Obama was elected – that every problem he faced as president was inherited from Bush. From Bush’s wars to Bush’s recession, every problem in America, and around the world for that matter, was all Bush’s fault. Well, what goes around comes around, and as the presidential campaign season heats up, the big question that needs to be answered by the Democratic presidential nominee will be: What problems will they be “inheriting” from Obama? For the fun of it, let’s assume Hillary wins the Democratic nomination. Just how will...
  • Chuck Todd Mocked for 'Starbucks Nation vs Chick-Fil-A Country' Midterm Elections Description

    09/22/2014 7:36:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Did you know that the upcoming midterm elections can be summarized as Denny's vs Dunkin' Donuts? Does that sound ridiculous to you? Well, it is just as ridiculous as Chuck Todd stretching to raise Meet The Press out of its third place ratings yesterday by describing the midterm elections as Starbucks Nation vs Chick-Fil-A Country as you can see in this video (and below). As a result, Todd who needs respect as the new host of MTP, instead received widespread and well deserved mockery from across the ideological spectrum. The mockery begins with Brian Maloney of the Media Equalizer who...
  • Rift forms in Texas GOP over tuition for unauthorized immigrants

    09/22/2014 7:31:09 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 13 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 09/21/2014 | Jonathan Tilove
    Exposing a deep GOP rift on a rancorous immigration issue, Gov. Rick Perry and George P. Bush, the Republican candidate for land commissioner, this weekend defended providing in-state tuition for unauthorized immigrants. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said he opposes the measure on principle, and state Sen. Dan Patrick, the party’s nominee for lieutenant governor, has vowed to repeal it. In separate appearances at the Texas Tribune Festival at the University of Texas, Perry and Bush expressed views on in-state tuition that were in sync with state Sen. Wendy Davis’ pledge to veto “in a heartbeat” any repeal legislation that would...
  • In heated midterm contests, GOP candidates explore a move to the middle

    09/22/2014 7:04:10 AM PDT · by caligatrux · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/21/14 | Philip Rucker and Reid Wilson
    In a midterm election year in which the political climate and map of battleground states clearly favors Republicans, many GOP candidates are nevertheless embracing some Democratic priorities in an effort to win over skeptical voters. The shift is evident in some of the most contentious Senate and gubernatorial races — in traditional swing states as well as decidedly conservative ones such as Alaska and Arkansas — where Republican nominees have endorsed increases to the minimum wage, legalizing medical marijuana or granting in-state college tuition to some illegal immigrants. Even on social issues, an area where the GOP traditionally has hewed...
  • Democrats Urge Michelle Obama to Hit the Trail

    09/22/2014 5:45:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 21, 2014 | Colleen McCain Nelson
    As the midterm campaigns heat up, Democratic candidates are turning to the White House for help and an injection of star power. But it is the first lady, not President Barack Obama, —who in some places is emerging as the more sought-after campaigner. Some Democrats contend that Mr. Obama's sagging popularity limits where he would be helpful this election cycle. Bringing higher approval ratings and a less-partisan pitch, Michelle Obama already has hit the trail, appearing earlier this month in Georgia with Senate candidate Michelle Nunn. Next month, the first lady's campaign travel will include a visit to Iowa, where...
  • GOP turns 'amnesty' around on Dems

    09/22/2014 5:39:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/22/14 | Peter Sullivan
    After largely avoiding immigration as a wedge issue in competitive races, Republicans are suddenly hitting Democrats for supporting “amnesty.” President Obama’s decision earlier this month to delay any executive action on immigration until after the midterms has given national Republicans a new way to tie Democrats to the unpopular president. However, some GOP strategists worry the approach risks further alienating the party from Hispanic voters they need in 2016 to win the White House. “Short term it’s an entirely different electoral landscape,” said Ford O’Connell, a Republican strategist who advised Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential bid. “What looks good...
  • McDaniel cites Gunn’s challenge in his attempt to overturn loss to Cochran

    09/22/2014 5:29:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    JACKSON — Unsuccessful tea party-backed candidate Chris McDaniel is invoking a big Mississippi political name as he tries to revive his challenge in a U.S. Senate race: state House Speaker Philip Gunn. McDaniel lost to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the June 24 Republican primary. Now, the state senator from Jones County is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court for a second chance on a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Cochran’s victory. Winning the legal argument could be difficult in a place with no history of judges ordering a do-over of a statewide election. In a legal brief filed late Thursday,...
  • Did Chris McDaniel win by losing Senate race?

    09/22/2014 5:26:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    JACKSON, Mississippi -- It's been nearly three months since Chris McDaniel lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, and he still hasn't conceded. Now, it's worth considering whether McDaniel, a state senator tea party favorite from Jones County, is pursuing a long-term political strategy of winning by losing. Certified results show six-term Sen. Thad Cochran defeated McDaniel by 7,667 votes in the June 24 primary runoff. McDaniel is enmeshed in a legal battle trying to overturn Cochran's victory by claiming the runoff was tainted because Cochran reached out to voters who traditionally support Democrats. Mississippi doesn't register voters...
  • His name is Jeff Johnson. He wants to be governor.

    09/22/2014 5:26:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-21-14 | Bill Salisbury
    Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner and former state legislator, also is trailing in the polls. In four statewide surveys taken since the Aug. 12 primary, Dayton led Johnson by an average of 9 points -- 48 percent to 39 percent, according to RealClearPolitics.com. A recent poll in the Minneapolis-based Star Tribune newspaper showed about one third of registered voters didn't recognize Johnson's name and 40 percent had not formed an opinion about him. The polls do not alarm the GOP candidate. Four years ago, he said, Republican Tom Emmer trailed Dayton by 18 points in early September and lost the...
  • Mitch McConnell Has A Two-Pronged Re-Election Strategy Because Half Of Kentucky Doesn't Like Him

    09/22/2014 5:21:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 9/21/14 | Richard Cowan
    PADUCAH Ky (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate has a dour public persona and many of his constituents don't view him as a "real Kentuckian," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that underscores what his election campaign already knows - McConnell has an image problem. While other politicians might be deterred by polls showing how unpopular they are in their home state, McConnell has risen to the challenge as he seeks a sixth term in what is perhaps his toughest re-election battle in a 30-year Senate career. Relying on broad financial...
  • BOMBSHELL: Judicial Watch Reports Obama Admin Threatening Sources Who Warn of Imminent ISIS Attack

    09/22/2014 5:14:50 AM PDT · by blueyon · 42 replies
    TPNN ^ | 9/18/14 | Todd Cefaratti
    According to a shocking report from the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, Americans may be at severe risk of a terrorist attack by Islamic State militants who are operating within a Mexican border town. Further, the report amazingly alleges that Democrat Representative Beto O’Rourke may have worked to try and silence sources who spoke with Judicial Watch to alert them of the danger that looms just across the border from El Paso, Texas- a town that is within O’Rourke’s congressional district.
  • The Vichy GOP Thinks Tea Parties Should Just Shut Up & Fall In Line, Or Something

    09/22/2014 5:10:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    theothermccain.com ^ | 9/21/14 | Smitty
    One must borrow Her Majesty’s dead horse in response to the Fox News question: Will Tea Party, GOP establishment be ‘mending fences’ to win Senate in November? After a long, unapologetic effort to defeat Tea Party and other so-called “unelectable” candidates in GOP primaries, the Washington establishment will likely need Tea Party voters in November to help swing several tight Senate races and win control of the upper chamber. Here I go: What difference, at this point, does it make? One can understand that, yes, there are still two years of #OccupyResoluteDesk to endure. But ObamaCare is still a river...
  • Meet John Feehery, Perhaps the Worst GOP Establishment Consultant Ever

    09/22/2014 5:06:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/22/14 | C. Edmund Wright
    Before this week, I figured that the race to the intellectual bottom for Republican consultants would have been a doggoned close contest. For years I’ve written many columns -- and a book -- that laid bare the cognitive dissonance and record of embarrassing losses of such wizards as Karl Rove, Haley (and Henry) Barbour, Rick Tyler, Andrea Saul, Charlie Black, Steve Schmidt, Matt Rhodes, Nicole Wallace and others. I’ve even established a pretty good record of demonstrating the fallacy of using the Frank Luntz type focus group as a means for testing campaign messaging. Somehow, though, the worst of them...
  • Obamacare Architect Finds Cure for Old Age

    09/22/2014 4:34:44 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 5 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 9/22/2014 | David Catron
    If George Washington was the father of our country, Benjamin Franklin was its grandfather. While the former was fighting the British at home, the latter was on the other side of the Atlantic securing the money and arms that kept the revolution alive. It is no exaggeration to say that, without Franklin’s indefatigable diplomatic efforts in Europe, the American Revolution would have failed. What has this to do with Obamacare? When that conflict was officially ended by the Treaty of Paris, Franklin was 77 — well past the age when key ACA architect Ezekiel Emanuel says we should all embrace...
  • Republicans Shouldn’t Pander to Hispanic Voters

    09/22/2014 4:20:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Star Parker
    Our national debate on immigration policy centers on a paradox. We must become aware of it and deal with it. The United States needs an immigration policy because a lot of people want to come here. If that weren’t the case, we wouldn’t need an immigration policy. Why do they want to come? For freedom. And because there is freedom, there is opportunity. The immigration issue is now a political football because of the political baggage it carries. Both parties want the votes of the Hispanic population, the most rapidly growing demographic in the country. And this is the same...
  • Obama Tries Reagan Touch On Economy, But Wages Weigh

    09/22/2014 1:56:09 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 16 replies
    Reuters - Yahoo News | 09/21/2014 | Jason Lange & Roberts Rampton
    Obama Tries Reagan Touch On Economy, But Wages High, Obama asks: Are you better off today then you were foru years ago?
  • Claims filed in Benghazi death

    09/22/2014 1:06:28 AM PDT · by South40 · 5 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 9/19/2014 | Mark Walker
    Family and executor of Glen Doherty's estate also suing insurance firm over alleged sham policy Survivors of former Navy SEAL and Encinitas resident Glen Doherty are seeking $2 million in damages from the Central Intelligence Agency and State Department as a result of his death during an attack at the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. In addition, Doherty’s family and the beneficiary of his estate are suing Rutherford Financial & Insurance Services — the exclusive insurance broker for CIA and State and other federal agencies. They allege that he paid thousands of dollars for what he thought was a...
  • US too late on Syria: former Pentagon chief (Leon 'Save The Oceans' Panetta)

    09/21/2014 9:05:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/21/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The rise of the brutal Islamic State group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama's failure to arm moderate Syrian rebels far earlier, said former US defense secretary Leon Panetta. It comes after the United States Congress on Thursday passed Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State jihadists, a key plank of his strategy to smash the militants who have overrun vast areas of Iraq and Syria. Panetta told CBS's "60 Minutes" news program in an interview aired Sunday that he and then secretary of state Hillary Clinton had urged...
  • Texas has become epicenter of conservative movement

    09/21/2014 9:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2014 | Dan Balz, Chief correspondent
    AUSTIN — Twenty years ago this November, Texas elected George P. Bush’s uncle as governor. That election cemented Republicans in power in the Lone Star State after a steady period of ascendance. Democrats haven’t won a statewide elective office since and their candidates for governor (state Sen. Wendy Davis) and lieutenant governor (state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte) are currently seen here in Texas as underdogs this fall. In the two decades since George W. Bush became governor, the Republican Party here has turned several shades redder. Texas might qualify now as the epicenter of the conservative movement across the...
  • The swarm of attack ads claiming $500 million in North Carolina education cuts

    09/21/2014 6:51:25 PM PDT · by eyedigress · 83 replies
    Notice a theme? In the hard-fought North Carolina Senate race, just about every ad from a Democratic outside organization repeats the same talking point —that the GOP candidate, Thom Tillis, as speaker of the North Carolina House, presided over a $500 million cut in education funding. Tillis’s opponent, Sen. Kay Hagan (D), also raised it in a political debate. In June, we first looked at this issue, when yet another outside group, Emily’s List, ran a similar attack ad. The Emily’s List ad, as well as two of these new ads, pair the $500 million allegation with the bogus claim...
  • Why Darren Wilson Isn't in Cuffs

    09/21/2014 6:09:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | September 21, 2014 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    All of the most recent protests in Ferguson over the slaying of Michael Brown seem recent since the protestors have all asked for the same thing: That is to slap the cuffs on Darren Wilson, the officer who gunned down Brown on August 9. The reasons given for Wilson's freedom by some are that the prosecutors and cops almost never arrest and charge other cops with misconduct, the St. Louis County Prosecutor is a bigot, and there's no smoking gun piece of evidence to base an arrest on. These are all powerful blocks to clamping the cuffs on Wilson. But...
  • State out $675K grant but still plans to give out millions more in tax money ( Colorado )

    09/21/2014 6:34:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 19, 2014 | Arthur Kane
    Four years ago, Kirk Swallow received state money to set up a compressed natural gas filling facility at the Rifle Shell station he co-owns. The Colorado Energy Office, then under Gov. Bill Ritter and known as the Governor’s Energy Office, gave Swallow’s company a $675,000 grant — money from fines collected from companies that violated state regulations. Swallow said he chipped in about $300,000. But, in June, Swallow had to permanently shut down the CNG pumps at 101 Railroad Ave., in Rifle, Colo. He said he was losing money because of increased competition, excessive electricity fees to run the pumps...
  • Super Pac Funding keeps Democrats competitive in Senate races.

    09/21/2014 5:15:24 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 19, 2014 | REBECCA BALLHAUS and BRODY MULLINS
    Strong fundraising by Democrats and their allies—including a formidable super PAC run by people close to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid —is helping the party remain competitive in Senate races where many other factors favor Republican candidates. Senate Majority PAC, for example, has spent $8 million in North Carolina, where Sen. Kay Hagan, who entered the race as one of the Democrats' most endangered incumbents, has led in almost every recent poll. In Michigan, Senate Majority PAC has spent $3.5 million on behalf of Democratic Senate candidate Gary Peters, who is running against Republican Terri Lynn Land. Recent polls show...
  • Bob Beckel: Get ready for an October surprise, Republicans

    09/21/2014 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | posted at 11:21 am on September 19, 2014 by Allahpundit
    Via NRO, nothing says “slow news Friday” like a lazy post devoted to half-assed speculation. On the one hand, he’s an old Democrat with friends in the Democratic establishment. He might conceivably have heard something from a friend who’s heard something from someone who’s in a position to know. On the other hand, I haven’t seen a single other liberal in media anywhere say anything about an October surprise. What’s most likely? That Bob Beckel, Fox News liberal, is somehow more tapped in to the White House than MSNBC? That lots of other lefties in media know what he’s talking...
  • Homeland Secretary Shows Little Concern Over Open Border Terror Threat

    09/21/2014 12:00:33 PM PDT · by Son House · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 18, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    During an answer to another lawmaker about how to prevent terrorists from going undetected inside the United States, Johnson made the absurd argument that a "legal process" for citizenship would prevent terror infiltration and encourage terrorists to come forward and turn themselves in. That suggestion is not only unhelpful but politically motivated garbage. Second, if Johnson got out of his cushy D.C. office once in awhile to actually talk to Border Patrol agents on the ground, he would know that radical Islamists crossing the southern border into the United States from Mexico is nothing new. Unfortunately, a lack of enforcement...
  • Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries...

    09/21/2014 11:36:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 21, 2014
    Full title: Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries, commitmentsThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that the American-led effort to destroy the terror group Islamic State has support from more than 40 countries, but declined to name them or the extent of their support. “It’s up to the individual country,” Ambassador Samantha Power told ABC’s “This Week.” France last week joined the United States in airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, and Saudi Arabia has offered to help train moderate anti-Islamic State group fighters. However, what remains unclear is whether Turkey...
  • CALIFORNIA GOP CONVENTION: A DIVIDED PARTY FIGHTS FOR ITS SURVIVAL

    09/21/2014 11:23:58 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 21, 2014 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Despite a rousing speech by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who indicated that he would soon open an office in the state in pursuit of his presidential ambitions, California's Republican Party convention in Los Angeles, "Reclaim California," sounded a note of division, with three prominent Republicans declining to support the party's candidate for governor, amidst growing concern about the party's future as a statewide political institution. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks), who lost to former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari in the primary election after being outspent in the closing weeks, declined to endorse Kashkari when asked by the Sacramento Bee,...
  • NBC Offers Repellent Advice on Appeasing Home Invaders

    09/21/2014 11:16:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 47 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 9/20/14
    Americans have a constitutional right to armed self-defense, but they have other choices as well. The University of Colorado, for example, last year offered the students it sought to disarm with statewide legislation other “crime prevention tactics.” Options for female students facing rapists included passive resistance,” biting, and self-degradation. According to one proponent of the bill to ban the lawful carrying of firearms on campuses, such threats are “why we have the whistles.” Along similar lines, NBC’s Today Show recently offered suggestions on how to deal with violent home invaders. Their basic advice: politely defer to the intruder, but if...
  • Greens fear loss of Senate firewall

    09/21/2014 9:39:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Green groups are fearful of Republicans winning the Senate majority in November, predicting it could lead to a “whittling away” of environmental regulations at the hands of GOP leaders. While environmental groups are spending millions of dollars trying to save the Senate for Democrats, they acknowledge the possibility that they could be forced to play defense against an all-Republican Congress in 2015. “I think that the wholesale repeal of environmental legislation, repealing [Environmental Protection Agency] greenhouse gas authority, things like that, that’s unlikely to happen,” said Ben Schreiber, director of the climate program at Friends of the Earth. “It is...
  • Do Biden's gaffes matter anymore? (LAUGH ALERT)

    09/21/2014 9:15:27 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 20, 2014 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page cpage@tribune.com
    Our famously gaffe-prone vice president, Joe Biden, has outdone himself. He stumbled through not one, not two, but three gaffes in less than 24 hours. For him, that's a personal best or, more accurately, a personal worst.. Yet if it is better to be criticized than ignored in politics, he can take little comfort from the way that hardly anyone outside of the Republican National Committee, whose website called it "Gaffetastic," seemed to care.
  • Scott Brown riding an anti-Obama wave in N.H.

    09/21/2014 9:12:37 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 69 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 18, 2014 | Josuha Miller
    Voters have soured on President Obama. National and statewide trends favor Republicans. And here in his new home state, Scott Brown’s truck is gaining speed. Analysts and recent polls have found Brown closing in on US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Democratic incumbent he is vying to unseat, in a race that has become increasingly nasty and expensive. Once largely dismissed by critics as an unlikely second act in a state he moved to only last year, Brown’s Senate bid is increasingly seen as a plausible path back to the US Capitol. Observers see a race that may be largely determined...
  • Pelosi: When ‘Obama Won the Election, He Took Us Out of That [Economic] Brink’

    09/21/2014 8:53:57 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/19/2014 | Ali Meyer
    At the Americans United rally “Hands Off Social Security & Medicare” at the Capitol on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed Republicans for the economic recession of 2007-09, saying their "lack of regulation and supervision took our country to the brink, and so when President Obama won the election, he took us out of that brink.” “I know you've heard from many members of the House and Senate about the importance of the three pillars of security for America’s seniors: about Social Security, about Medicare and about Medicaid,” she said. “And I’m here to add my support to...
  • How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women

    09/21/2014 8:48:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Mark Follman
    Recently the National Rifle Association has aimed to boost its appeal among women. Last year it launched its "new and improved" NRA Women's TV Network, and it has hired several accomplished female gun enthusiasts as official NRA News commentators. Women were a focus at its annual meeting in April, and next month the NRA will host a Women's Leadership Forum Executive Summit, which promises to "celebrate the role of women as powerful leaders." But for women who oppose the NRA, it's a different story.
  • The Biden Standard of Media Bias

    09/21/2014 8:18:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Brandon Howell
    I’ll be the first to admit I get a kick out of Joe Biden. Let’s just be frank – very few American politicians can make a swearing in ceremony for 100 senators actually entertaining. That’s a talent, to be sure, but the media’s double standard on Bidenisms is appalling and has to stop. Biden’s trip to Iowa this week was meant to be a reminder that he’s thinking about running for president in 2016. Coming days after Hillary echoed The Terminator, South Park, and Independence Day in the Hawkeye State, it was natural that the veep trekked there himself. Massive...
  • Vile ad bounces off McSally, sticks to Gabby Giffords

    09/21/2014 8:21:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    gunfeed.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Unknown
    Vile ad bounces off McSally, sticks to Gabby Giffords
  • Trust Is Key Issue in Florida Governor's Race

    09/21/2014 7:46:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Real Clear Potilics ^ | September | Salena Zito
    <p>Through decades in public office, Crist has shown little interest in serious policy, Brauer said. “Instead, he has been a serial campaigner his whole career, doing and saying whatever he needs to win the next election or the next office and relying on his gregariousness and good looks for his success with the public and the media.”</p>
  • Obama’s half-hearted war on terror

    09/21/2014 7:07:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Michael Goodwin
    <p>Military types say his big goal and his puny tools are a mismatch, which could mean he has been too clever by half. It’s likely he is ­underestimating the terrorists’ lust for blood and overestimating his ability to fool voters into thinking he is resolute.</p>
  • Hillary Rips Off Elizabeth Warren's 'Fighting Chance' Line

    09/21/2014 7:02:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Should Fauxcahantas be flattered . . . or furious? The title of Elizabeth Warren's new book is "A Fighting Chance," a "rabble-rousing" rant by the populist from the Harvard faculty lounge. So here comes Hillary Clinton, who in a speech this week just happened to say "I want every one of our children to feel that they are inheriting the best of America ... that this country is on your side; that this country will give you the fighting chance, the fair shot you deserve." Pure coincidence? Not when it comes to American's most calculating politician. Not when Hillary lifts...
  • Ex-Prime Minister: Sweden is falling apart

    09/21/2014 6:45:22 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 27 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 09/21/2014 | The Local/TT/pr
    Background: The anti-Islamist party of the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna) recently made huge success in national elections. Despite the fact that Swedes drive around in $35 000 Volvos and build even larger homes for themselves than other rich people like Americans and Australians do, something obviously is rotten in this neighbor state of Denmark and it's not surströmming (google it!). Sooner, it's a failed policy on immigration. Anyhow, this is the analysis of former (Socialist or at least Social Democratic) PM Persson who once expressed doubts about the numbers of non-Western immigrants Sweden has let in. The article: "Former Swedish Prime...
  • Maybe He Wasn't Cut Out to Be President

    09/21/2014 6:50:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 73 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Back in 2008, I debated some liberal friends and questioned Mr. Obama's thin resume. They responded by saying that I was missing the point. In other words, don't judge Mr. Obama's resume, but rather his unique ability to inspire and his exceptional judgment. I guess they were telling me that Mr. Obama was one of those exceptional human beings who rises to the occasion because he is smart and politically astute.
  • Huma Abedin remains at Hillary Clinton’s side despite sexting woes with husband Anthony Weiner

    09/21/2014 6:47:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | September 20, 2014 | Annie Karni
    Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal left his wife Huma Abedin’s role with Hillary Clinton in doubt. But one year later, Abedin's position as Clinton’s personal chief of staff remains intact, as well as her marriage to Weiner. ... As Clinton’s personal chief of staff, Abedin was constantly at her boss’ side as Clinton toured the country promoting her memoir, “Hard Choices,” over the summer. And there she was again last weekend, standing just behind Clinton as the former First Lady worked the rope line at an Iowa steak fry, a visit widely seen as the first concrete public step by Clinton...
  • The Science Is Settled: Fracking Is Safe

    09/21/2014 6:41:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Jeffrey Folks
    Funded by the National Science Foundation and Duke University, a team of scientists at Ohio State and other universities conducted extensive research into the purported link between groundwater pollution and fracking. (The full title of the report, available online, is “Noble Gases Identify the Mechanisms of Fugitive Gas Contamination in Drinking-Water Wells Overlying the Marcellus and Barnett Shales.”) In an examination of 130 wells, the researchers found that, when properly conducted, no groundwater or aquifer pollution resulted from the practice of fracking itself.
  • New Zealand’s National Party marches back to power

    09/21/2014 5:41:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:05am EDT | Gyles Beckford
    New Zealand’s ruling National party stormed to a third term in government in the country’s general election on Saturday with the center-right party securing an outright election night majority on a platform to continue tight economic policies. Prime Minister John Key’s party won 48.1 percent of the vote, translating into 61 of 121 parliamentary seats and improving its performance from the 2011 vote. “I think people saw the country was on the right direction and they rewarded us,” Key told reporters as he headed to a victory rally. “What you saw was people saying they were going to vote for...
  • Democrats Are Poised To Hold The Senate, And It’s Conservative’s Fault

    09/21/2014 4:48:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 480 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I know a lot of people are giddy at the prospect of Republicans taking the Senate this November, but that’s becoming less and less likely. It’s not because Democrats are rallying around a particular mission or set of candidates; it’s because Republicans and conservatives aren’t. It seems like I’m always writing on issues no one wants to hear are mistakes, such as messaging or social issues. But I don’t care. These things have to be said. If these columns are received like a gaseous cousin on a long car trip through the desert, so be it. Crack a window… If...
  • John Bolton Super PAC to Spend $5 Million Online in Key Senate Races

    09/21/2014 1:38:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 20, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    John Bolton's Super PAC announced on Friday that it will spend $5 million for online ads in three key Senate races starting immediately. "This ad buy includes three ads with 15 customized national security messages intended to sway distinct clusters of swing voters in NH, AR, and NC," the former United Nations Ambassador and current Fox News Contributor told Breitbart News in an emailed statement. The online buy that launched Friday will include ad placements at Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, and other online channels. All three Republican Senate candidates supported in this ad buy -- Scott Brown in New Hampshire,...
  • Treason Outside the Constitution.

    09/21/2014 3:00:21 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 31 replies
    For the purpose of felony offense, treason in America is famously defined in our constitution. No longer may political opponents be brought before the equivalent of King’s judges and face charges for real or imagined insults or crimes. No, constitutional treason consists of making war against the United States or assisting its enemies. Oh, and unless the traitor confesses, two witnesses must observe the treasonous act. Put aside for a moment the constitutional definition and hurdles to be surmounted in order to obtain a felony conviction. Consider the broad, historic and popular concept of treason, the betrayal of one’s country....
  • Iowa Gubernatorial Debate

    09/20/2014 9:30:29 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 9/20/2014
    Incumbent Governor Terry Branstad (R) and State Senator Jack Hatch (D) met in a debate for Iowa’s gubernatorial race. The second of the series of three debates focused on economic prosperity and job creation. The debate, held at Edward Stone Middle School in Burlington, Iowa, was co-sponsored by the Greater Burlington Partnership, the local alliance of chambers of commerce, as well as KWQC Television in the Quad Cities and the Burlington Hawk Eye. [*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.] THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE NEWSPAPERS AND THE GREATER BURLINGTON PARTNERSHIP. FOR THE NEXT HOUR, TERRY BRANSTAD AND JACK...