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  • Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters

    03/30/2015 10:08:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/20/15
    - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat. The poll showed 34 percent of Republicans ranked Obama as an imminent threat, ahead of Putin (25 percent), who has been accused of aggression in...
  • Flashback: Hewlett-Packard Top Executive Ousted (Fiorina)

    03/30/2015 9:32:41 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    AP, via NBCNews.com ^ | 2/9/2005 | AP, via NBCNews.com
    Carly Fiorina’s nearly six-year reign at Hewlett-Packard Co. ended abruptly Wednesday as board members forced her out, disappointed by her inability to transform a plodding technology giant dominated by printer sales into a more nimble innovator. H-P’s stock, which has gone nowhere for two years and is down two-thirds from its peak in 2000, rose almost 7 percent after earlier soaring almost 11 percent on the news of her ouster. Board members said they fired the chief executive — perhaps corporate America’s most influential woman — because Fiorina failed to slash costs and boost revenue as quickly as directors had...
  • Ted Cruz and the issue of executive experience

    03/30/2015 9:25:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | March 29, 2015 | Herman Cain
    The lack of it is not a positive, but it can be overcome. Here's how.The entry of Ted Cruz into the presidential race touched off an interesting discussion about the relevance of experience, especially governing experience and executive experience. Some said Cruz is nothing more than a conservative Barack Obama because he is a first-term senator with little executive experience. Others countered that all the executive experience in the world wouldn’t have made Obama a good president because he is so wrong ideologically. As someone who once ran for president because I thought my experience as a business executive could...
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth announces Senate bid [Illinois]

    03/30/2015 9:05:21 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 03/30/2015 | Lynn Sweet
    Rep. Tammy Duckworth D-Ill., made it official on Monday and announced her 2016 Senate in a video, largely autobiographical, titled “Tammy Duckworth is running for the Senate.” As first reported in the Chicago Sun-Times, Duckworth, a wounded Iraq war vet, elected to her second term last November, is looking in 2016 to clinch the Democratic nomination and take on Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill. Kirk is a top target for the Senate Democrats as he seeks a second term. Duckworth does not mention his name in her announcement video. Duckworth describers herself as a wife, a mom and a combat veteran...
  • Gun Rights, Ownership Unite GOP 2016 Hopefuls

    03/30/2015 9:02:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | Melissa Clyne
    The 15 likely Republican hopefuls for the White House in 2016 have varying positions on things like immigration reform and foreign policy but, The Washington Post reports, they are in unanimity on at least one point: a love of guns and broad opposition to new limits of their purchase or use. With the exception of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who the Post calls the field's "one true outlier," the 14 other presidential hopefuls have all received A-ratings from the powerful National Rifle Association, though some got A-pluses, others A-minuses.
  • THE GLENN BECK RADIO PROGRAM, Live 9am-Noon weekdays ET, Mar 30, 2015, Monday

    03/30/2015 8:25:34 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 1 replies
    www.GlennBeck.com ^ | Mar 30, 2015, Monday | Glenn Beck
    Listen To Glenn Beck Now, on The Blaze Radio Network on www.iheart.com . Or, listen on http://www.glennbeck.com/publish/live_player/ Truth Lives Here Known for his quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality, Glenn Beck has attracted millions of viewers and listeners throughout the United States with The Glenn Beck Program. His radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is heard on over 400 stations and is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. It is the third highest-rated national radio talk show among adults ages 25 to 54. Looking for audio and video from the radio program? If you’re a TheBlaze TV Subscriber you...
  • Foreign Groups Outspent Israelis 2/1 in Israeli Election

    03/30/2015 7:57:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The whole Netanyahu demonization narrative is an attempt to distract from what really happened. A lot of money spent in a failed effort to steal an election. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign manager is predicting a wave of outside spending in future Israeli elections.“I think in every election campaign from this point onward, you’ll see external groups slugging the market. It’ll be very interesting,” Netanyahu’s top strategist, Aron Shaviv, told The Hill.During the campaign, Netanyahu allies decried the influence of foreigners, a group that saw a higher profile this year, arguing they found a loophole by not directly supporting...
  • Peggy Noonan, Then and Now: Notice her reaction to 2 first-time senators running for President

    03/30/2015 7:52:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/29/2015 | Ed Driscoll
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results: Mr. Cruz knows his reputation as the angry, surly face of the dark side of conservatism. He’s the government-shutdown artist*, the living answer to the question “What if Joe McCarthy went to Harvard Law?” He says it’s a caricature.**He once noted to me in conversation that when people on TV call him angry and snarling, they never show video to illustrate the point. He says there is no angry, snarling video because he isn’t angry and doesn’t snarl. He never throws mud, he says, and won’t. He sees himself as a...
  • Ted Cruz Grilled on Inexperience: "I Wasn't A Community Organizer Before I Was Elected"

    03/30/2015 7:27:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    RCP ^ | 03/29/2015
    DANA BASH, CNN: I want to read to you a description, a Harvard law graduate, 40 something years old, two young daughters, in the senate for only two years who thinks he can be president. I could be describing you; I could be describing Barack Obama. SEN. TED CRUZ: True enough, but I think there are a lot more notable differences between us than the similarities. DANA BASH: That is true, but, you know, one of the key things that we're already hearing is you don't have a lot of experience when it comes to being in federal office or...
  • Republicans are quietly strategizing to delete gay marriage from the party’s 2016 platform.

    03/30/2015 7:21:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Journal ^ | 03/29/2015 | Alex Roarty
    Late last summer, with midterms consuming the attention of the political class, a group of GOP activists spent two days in Des Moines trying to convince their fellow Republicans that change was coming to their party. With eyes on 2016, they attended the Iowa State Fair, talked with newspaper editorial boards, and even ventured onto conservative talk radio. To cap it off, on the last evening, supporters gathered at 801 Chophouse, the upscale watering hole of the city's political elite, as if to announce their movement had gone mainstream. That it couldn't be dismissed as fringe any longer. Their issue,...
  • Obama to make first visit to Kenya as president

    03/30/2015 7:04:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    ap ^ | 3/30/2015
    Barack Obama will make his first trip as president to Kenya, the country of his father's birth. ... The resident's father came to the United States from Kenya for school and returned to his home country after his son's birth. The elder Obama died more than 30 years ago, though the resident has other family still living in Kenya
  • Martin O'Malley races off the reservation in opposing Hillary nomination

    03/30/2015 7:03:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/29/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Martin O’Malley may have been such a lousy Governor of Maryland that his chosen heir was defeated by a Republican (in a deep blue state), but he is turning out to be good for something. Hell may have no fury like Hillary scorned, but as Elizabeth Warren demurely bides her time despite many calls for her to run, O’Malley leaps into the breach. Nick Carasaniti reports in the New York Times: Former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, who has been promoting himself to Democrats as a potential alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 race for the White...
  • Reuters Poll: Republicans See Obama as More Imminent Threat than Putin

    03/30/2015 6:49:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 1 replies
    reuters ^ | March 30, 2015 | Thomson/Reuters
    A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat. The poll showed 34 percent of Republicans ranked Obama as an imminent threat, ahead of Putin (25 percent), who has been accused of aggression in the...
  • A Bold Proposal for Conservative GOP Candidates

    03/30/2015 6:40:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Matt Barber
    As Jesus warned, “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand” (Mark 3:25). Nothing has borne out this reality in recent decades like that exasperating spectacle called the Republican presidential primary. These last few GOP horse races have been jam-packed with would-be conservative presidents who, after infighting with largely simpatico opponents, have canceled each other out, limped off to lick their wounds and left the perpetually underwhelmed GOP base to stay home and not vote for “imminently electable” establishment paragons like Presidents Dole, McCain and Romney. Divide and conquer. That’s how the “moderate” RINO establishment plays the...
  • Missouri political spokesman kills self one month after boss...

    03/30/2015 6:32:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 03-30-2015 | BY Sasha Goldstein
    A top Missouri Republican spokesman killed himself over the weekend just four weeks after his boss, the frontrunner to nab the GOP nomination for governor, also committed suicide. Spence Jackson served as media director for state auditor Tom Schweich, who shot himself on Feb. 26 at his Clayton, Mo., home. Jackson, 44, took a sick day Friday and was found dead Sunday at his Jefferson City apartment, sources told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It’s unclear how he died.
  • Cindy McCain Joins Funding Plea Amidst John McCain Challenge Fears

    03/30/2015 6:23:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/29/15 | Michelle Moons
    U.S. Senator John McCain’s wife Cindy has joined in an intensifying fundraising effort in a Saturday hard sell for donations that comes as the incumbent, some call weakened, appears to be feeling the heat from dissatisfied constituents and impending primary challengers heading into 2016. This new fundraising plea uses fear-invoking language in the first line of Cindy’s message, “The challenges facing our nation right now are grave.” Moving on, the message suggests Senator McCain is the “tough leader” who isn’t “afraid to do what is necessary” in correcting the wayward path of America. Potential McCain primary challenger Arizona State Senator...
  • Trouble for the Jeb Bush money machine?

    03/30/2015 6:21:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/30/15 | Thomas Lifson
    The ace in the hole for Jeb Bush’s presidential candidacy has always been the “money primary.” Big donors line up to support a chosen instrument, and the overwhelming organizational, advertising, and campaigning advantages money can buy serve to crush the other potential and actual candidates for the nomination. It is how the GOP establishment, tightly tied to groups like the US Camber of Commerce and Wall Street heavyweights, maintains its control. Ted Cruz may have managed to raise $2 million in 3 days after announcing his candidacy, but that is just peanuts compared to the $100 million Jeb expects to...
  • 'Schumerisms': How Harry Reid's likely successor will spar with Republicans

    03/30/2015 6:20:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 3/30/15 | Chuck McCutcheon
    Lovers of vivid political language will miss Senate minority leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who announced his retirement last week. Senator Reid is infamous for his searing, pointed comments about conservatives – and his regular “walk-backs” of those outbursts. But the loquacious Senator Schumer, who is widely expected to succeed Reid as Democratic leader, has developed his own brand of bombast that relies less on Reid’s personal taunts and more on sweeping indictments of his opponents’ purported political sins.
  • UK election campaign begins

    03/30/2015 6:00:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/30/15 | Susannah Cullinane
    David Cameron formally asked Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve his country's Parliament on Monday, opening the way for campaigning ahead of the May 7 general election. The procedural step means there are officially no members of Parliament until it reconvenes on May 18 for the swearing-in of members and the official state opening of Parliament on May 27.
  • The American People Are MIA As Obama Continues Unabated

    03/30/2015 5:20:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Sons Of Liberty Media ^ | 3/27/2015 | Susan D. Harris
    On the website wecanimpeachobama.com, there are 23,815 signers calling for the president to resign or be impeached. There are “0” planned protests against Obama’s policies. A quick internet search shows the following: A National Impeach Obama event in Simi Valley on April 4, 2015 to be held at the intersection of Tapo Canyon Rd. and Alamo St. The Impeach Obama Now Coalition has 17,288 “likes” on Facebook. They urge people to protest every Saturday. There are currently ten states that have one or more protests scheduled. Overpasses for America has a list of currently scheduled protests. Only sixteen states are...
  • Cruz Birthers: HAVE AT IT

    03/30/2015 4:41:57 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 110 replies
    Vanity | 3-30-15 | SELF
    Okay Cruz birthers - stop bombing all stories about Ted Cruz with the birther trolling - and just do it here. It's so unoriginal and annoying when you turn every single story into a slug fest on this issue, so let's just have a thread dedicated to it. But be warned: none of you have the Constitutional cred that Cruz himself does, let alone Alan Dershowitz and Mark Levin and others who think you're crazy. Also be warned: the Obama comparison is just a joke. Our problem is not where Obama was born, but where his ideas were born. AND...
  • Wisconsinites sue over rail expansion for crude oil

    03/30/2015 1:45:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Wisconsin Gazette ^ | March 26, 2015 | Lisa Neff, Staff writer
    Still, Margolis said, “the reality is there’s no way to safely transport the highly volatile crude from the Bakken oil field in North Dakota or the heavy crudes from the Alberta tar sands. Instead, these extreme fossil fuels should be left in the ground.”Days after the fiery derailment of an oil train near Galena, Illinois, nine Wisconsin citizens went to court to challenge an expansion of a rail system for oil trains in their community. The train had just passed through Wisconsin before the derailment. Their focus was on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ decision to permit the filling...
  • Jeb Bush and Scott Walker Point G.O.P. to Contrary Paths

    03/29/2015 11:25:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    "...Mr. Bush, a privileged scion who married a Mexican woman and boasts of being bicultural, reflects his polyglot adopted hometown, Miami, and state. He is telling Republicans, in effect, that they must accept a changing country: that the path to the presidency will be found through appealing to voters who may not look like them, and with a standard-bearer whose state and immediate family resemble tomorrow’s America.Mr. Walker, a small-town minister’s son who met his wife, a Milwaukee native, at a Wisconsin barbecue joint, is a product of one of the most politically and racially polarized regions of the country,...
  • WALKER TOUGHENS IMMIGRATION POSITION AFTER SETBACKS

    03/29/2015 11:11:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 152 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    After some setbacks over the past several weeks, top aides to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tell Breitbart News that he’s toughening up his immigration position as he learns more about the issue. “He’s for border security first, enforce the laws on the books, fix legal immigration system with national interest in mind and then deal with those here,” Walker spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said in an email. Kukowski’s comments to Breitbart News come after a trip Walker took on Friday to the border with Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. A lot depends on what the governor means by a: “legal immigration...
  • Martin O'Malley challenges Hillary Clinton

    03/29/2015 9:21:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 23 replies
    cnn aka Clinton News Network ^ | 3-29-15 | Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election. "Let's be honest here," O'Malley said. "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families." The Democrat's comments, in an appearance on ABC's "This Week," are another signal that he's likely to challenge Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. He's focusing in recent weeks on issues like income inequality and wage stagnation -- which liberal darling Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made her...
  • GOP FINALLY HAS TOOL TO REPEAL OBAMACARE

    03/29/2015 8:45:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 29, 2015 | by Mike Flynn
    Last week, the GOP-led Congress passed a budget resolution which, Republicans claim, will balance the budget in 10 years. The resolution is a policy document, intended to guide the appropriations process, and doesn’t itself have the force of law. More important than the details of the budget document, the action sets up the GOP to finally match its action to its rhetoric and undo the worst aspects of Obama’s fiscal policies. Over the next two weeks, while Congress is in recess, the House and Senate will begin to hammer out small differences between the budget resolutions that passed each chamber....
  • Seattle Mayor Prohibits City Employees From Traveling to Indiana

    03/29/2015 8:15:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 28, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Seattle Mayor Prohibits City Employees From Traveling to Indiana Mar 28, 201 By EMILY SHAPIRO The mayor of Seattle today prohibited municipal employees from traveling to Indiana on city funds, as the backlash spread against the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's decision comes in response to the law signed Thursday by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence that allows businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians for religious reasons. Murray said Indiana's new law "doesn't reflect the values" of Seattle. "Seattle has been a leader in the fight to protect civil rights and ensure equality for all...
  • Elizabeth Warren, in Edward Kennedy’s seat, displaces Obama as liberals’ champion

    03/29/2015 8:10:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | By Ben Wolfgang
    In early 2008 liberal icon Edward M. Kennedy blessed Barack Obama’s long shot presidential campaign, declaring the freshman Illinois senator the next great progressive leader in a symbolic passing of the torch. On Monday, Mr. Obama heads to Massachusetts to honor Kennedy, who died in 2009 — but liberals’ enthusiasm for the president has waned from those days, and the left has moved on to other champions, most notably Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who now sits in the seat Kennedy used to hold.
  • Rivals, critics doubt Ted Cruz’s credentials at their peril

    03/29/2015 6:44:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | March 29, 2015 | Tom Jackson
    As we have discovered since he jetted from the starting blocks as 2016’s first declared presidential candidate, Ted Cruz seems to be a lot of things: scholar, radical (or patriot), genius (or know-it-all), upstart, loner, throwback (or traditionalist) and all-around lightning rod. Unproven, however, is that Cruz, a devoutly conservative Republican, is not qualified to seek the presidency, which was the position staked out by feather-trigger snipers even as Liberty University students showered his announcement with standing ovations. (Yes, they sort of had to be there, but they didn’t have to be enthusiastic about it.) Cruz, 44, is a first-term...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, March 29th, 2015.

    03/29/2015 5:03:06 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 19 replies
    Gun Talk® Radio Network ^ | Sunday, March 29th, 2015 | Tom Gresham
    ~~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader

    03/29/2015 4:36:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Slate Magazine ^ | March 29, 2015
    ... Warren is best where she is: a valuable and influential senator who pressures the party from the left. No, it doesn’t come with a title, but it isn’t a small thing. In his eight years in the Senate, South Carolina’s former Sen. Jim DeMint was hugely powerful as an ideological leader, using his base in the conservative movement—and later, the Tea Party—to pull Republicans to the right during the 2012 presidential election. He enforced ideological discipline, and it worked. Warren doesn’t have to lead the Democrats—or run for president—to make the party more liberal. She can build power from...
  • Ted Cruz Signs Up For Obamacare Is Your Short-Sighted Media Fixation Of The Week

    03/29/2015 4:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jason Linkins
    As you may have heard, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week officially joined the 2016 GOP primary scrum (or, if you've a yen for parsing narrow legal definitions, leaped past that scrum), in a fancy to-do at Liberty University -- a fitting venue for Cruz to lay down the foundation of his pitch to the conservative base, in which he adopts the persona of Jesus H. Reagan. Or, if you prefer, Ronald H. Christ -- it's essentially the same concept, and I am not a picky man. But what Cruz did next was very puzzling: He signed up for Obamacare....
  • French local elections: Exit polls suggest Conservative win

    03/29/2015 4:05:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 29, 2015
    France's Conservative UMP Party and its allies appear to have come first in the final round of departmental elections. The UMP, led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy, appeared set to secure at least 65 local councils, exit polls suggested, up from 41. Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front also appeared to have made gains, while the ruling Socialists and their allies may lose about 30 departments. These elections are seen as a test case ahead of 2017's presidential election. French Prime Minister Manual Valls admitted it was "incontestable" that the Socialist Party had lost ground.
  • Ted Cruz defends presidential credentials

    03/29/2015 2:55:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | MARCH 29, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — They’re both Harvard Law School graduates, constitutional lawyers and senators who launched presidential campaigns during their first terms.But Ted Cruz has little else in common with Barack Obama, he said Sunday.“I think there are a lot more notable differences between us than the similarities,” the Texas Republican told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”He said he’s had much more influence in the Senate than Obama, who he said was a “back-bencher” during his four years there.“He had not been leading on issues of any significance,” Cruz said. “In my time in the Senate, you can...
  • Ridiculous: Look What Democrats Created To Encourage Illegal Immigration

    03/29/2015 2:16:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 03/29/2015 | Derryck Green
    Get this- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and other Democrats have created an illegal immigrant toolkit that seeks to protect illegals from deportation.That’s right. A sitting member of Congress is actively and proudly encouraging illegal immigrants to manipulate their immigration status even further. As disturbing and angering as this is, it’s the logical conclusion to what Barack Obama started. When the President of the United States appears on television telling the country that he himself will facilitate the erosion of enforcing our country’s immigration laws, this is what happens.From the Blaze Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and other Democrats have created a pamphlet that encourages illegal...
  • Ted Cruz wants to bring his aversion to compromise to the 2016 fight

    03/29/2015 1:24:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Washington Post's The Post's View ^ | March 23, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    LET’S SEE, why does this sound familiar? A charismatic constitutional scholar, with an inspiring life story, still in his first Senate term, promising a dramatic change of direction . . . . But wait: it’s 2015, and the candidate, officially as of Monday, is Sen. Ted Cruz. Here’s one way to tell Mr. Cruz (R-Tex.) from the winning constitutional scholar of 2008: Sen. Barack Obama promised to unite the country. Mr. Cruz — not so much. In fact, the most notable characteristic of Mr. Cruz’s brief time in elected politics has been his aversion to values that are essential to democracy’s functioning: practicality, modesty...
  • Sen. Cruz: America Should Not Dictate Two-State Solution to Israel

    03/29/2015 12:49:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 11:39 AM | Greg Richter
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said the United States should not be attempting to tell Israel how to negotiate peace with the Palestinians, and he wouldn’t do so if elected president. “Israel is a sovereign nation, and I trust the leaders of Israel to determine whether they want to adopt a one-state solution or a two-state solution,” Cruz said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The Obama administration has “demonstrated an arrogance that America’s going to dictate the terms of security in Israel. It’s not our place to do it,” Cruz said. …
  • Huckabee on GOP Field: No ‘Outright Liberal in the Whole Bunch’ (eh? barf)

    03/29/2015 12:31:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 12:18 PM | Greg Richter
    Voters are more concerned with finding a candidate to restore their personal economic outlook than they are with how conservative the Republican Party is, expected GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told Face the Nation on Sunday. Huckabee told host Bob Schieffer he knows there will be a “big brouhaha” over which Republican candidate will be most conservative, but added, “there really isn’t an outright liberal in the whole bunch.” There may be degrees of conservatism from policy to policy, he said, but, “compared to the current administration, all of us are conservative.” Huckabee said voters don’t care about the horizontal...
  • Trey Gowdy Exposes Hillary Clinton’s Criminal Activity

    03/29/2015 11:43:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 86 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/28/2015 | Onan Coca
    Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) who is leading the investigation into the Benghazi fiasco confirmed to America today that Hillary Clinton is indeed a slimy and likely criminal malcontent. It seems that Mrs. Clinton no longer has any of the emails she sent or received during her time as Secretary of State, but don't worry, unlike the folks at the IRS, her computer didn't crash... No, Hillary lost her emails the good ol' fashioned way. She DELETED them. ALL OF THEM. And she did this AFTER the State Department asked her to return all of her work documents, emails and other...
  • Poll: Bush Still Tops List of GOP Candidates, But Cruz Rising Fast

    03/29/2015 11:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NewsMax / Bloomberg News | March 29, 2015
    Link only: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/jeb-bush-ted-cruz-poll/2015/03/29/id/635137/#ixzz3VncIuLew
  • Commentary: ‘Irksome’ Ted Cruz is a stickler for process, a lightning rod for controversy

    03/29/2015 10:53:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | March 29, 2015 | Marc Fisher, The Washington Post
    The Texas Republican's devotion to principle – or an unyielding insistence on getting his way – could propel him to the front ranks of Republican contenders for president or render him unelectable.Ted Cruz looked out over a sprawling audience of Iowa farmers and agri-business leaders, people who rely on federal subsidies of ethanol, and the man who would be president stuck it to them. “I know you’d like me to say I’m for the renewable fuel standard” – that’s the subsidy of their product – “that’d be the easy thing to do,” he said. “But I’m going to tell you...
  • ( NYC ) City housing agency faces $98M shortfall

    03/29/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Crains - New York ^ | March 27, 2015 | Amanda Fung
    The beleaguered New York City Housing Authority said it faces a $98 million budget gap this year that will grow to $400 million by 2025 ... the "financial model for pubic housing is unsustainable." Meanwhile, the Daily News also reported that NYCHA sold off supplies that were needed for repairs and cleanup at its complexes across the city.
  • Feldman: Obama's One Fine Mess of Potage

    03/29/2015 10:23:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 29, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    In the Bible, Esau sold his birthright for a mess of potage -- some red lentil soup, to be exact. Looking at the week’s events, it seems that this country has sold its glorious birthright of constitutional government by honest men and women for a mess of potage -- a false promise of hope and change delivered by a glib huckster and his shady friends. The deceit and lawlessness of Obama and those around him and the consequences have never been clearer than they were this week. Nothing shows better the unprincipled nature of the administration and the acquiescence of...
  • Ted Cruz: I Can Rally the Right

    03/29/2015 10:13:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2015 | Breitbart News
    From the New Hampshire Union Leader: MANCHESTER – In his first visit to New Hampshire as a declared candidate for President, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz drew a line in the sand, one that he hopes will separate him from the rest of the pack in a crowded Republican primary.He embraced his reputation as the most conservative candidate as his surest path to victory.
  • Obama Golfs With Big Money, Oil Moguls in Florida

    03/29/2015 9:47:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN
    President Barack Obama is teeing off in Florida with a trio of oil and private equity moguls. Obama was joined for his round of golf Sunday by Jim Crane, who owns the Floridian. Crane is a major Democratic donor who also golfed with Obama and Tiger Woods in 2013. Also in Obama's foursome is Milton Carroll. He's on the board of directors of Halliburton, the oil company closely associated with former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney.
  • Yes, Barney Frank Admits, I Want to Blame Only Bush

    03/29/2015 9:42:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/28/15 | Jack Coleman
    As a long-term strategy for defeating jihadists, Americans blaming George W. Bush ad infinitum is sure to be a winner -- for jihadists. It's right up there with American retreat from leadership in the world as high on their list of goals. And sure enough, former congressman Barney Frank heartily endorses both. Frank was among the guests on last night's Real Time with Bill Maher, brimming with his usual persnickety bluster. At one point he tangled with conservative columnist S.E. Cupp on the subject of the abrupt US military withdrawal from Yemen. This led to a pair of candid admissions...
  • Potential McCain Challenger Kelli Ward: Widespread ‘Dissatisfaction’ with McCain Job Performance

    03/29/2015 9:22:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/28/15 | Michelle Moons
    Rising star in Arizona, State Senator Kelli Ward, took time out of her busy late season legislative schedule to give Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle an exclusive interview on the weekly Breitbart News Saturday radio program. Buzz over fresh political leader Ward grows daily with talk that she is the “David” considering taking on threatened political “Goliath,” U.S. Senator John McCain, in the 2016 primary election. Ward started out telling Boyle she’s “still in the consideration phase,” while she finishes out the current Arizona legislative session. She said this week she’ll be focusing her efforts on her duties in the state Senate....
  • 5 things to know about Oregon's gun-control bill

    03/29/2015 8:42:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    mailtribune.com ^ | 3/28/2015 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a public hearing on the measure 8 a.m. Wednesday at the state Capitol in Salem. Members of the public are invited to testify, but there's no guarantee that everyone will get a chance. Oregonians also can also email or call their senator. Contact information for all 30 senators is on the Legislature's website,www.oregonlegislature.gov .
  • A Three-Sided Minimum Wage Debate Moves into Nevada

    03/29/2015 7:54:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 3/29/2015 | Rod Kackley
    One Nevada senator wants to cut the state’s minimum wage by $2 an hour. Another wants to raise it by $8 an hour. Guess which senator is a Democrat and which is a Republican. That is an easy one. But this is tougher. Guess which party is also pushing to raise the state’s minimum wage by 75 cents. Nevada Republican Sen. Joe Hardy wants to scrap the state’s constitutional amendment that provides a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour with health insurance coverage — same amount as the federal minimum wage — and $8.25 an hour if the employer does...
  • Netanyahu aide predicts wave of money in future Israeli elections (2/3rds ads were foreign funded!)

    03/29/2015 7:21:38 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2015, 09:30 am | Jesse Byrnes
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign manager is predicting a wave of outside spending in future Israeli elections. "I think in every election campaign from this point onward, you'll see external groups slugging the market. It'll be very interesting," Netanyahu's top strategist, Aron Shaviv, told The Hill. "This precedent, I think that we're about to see in Israeli elections, is the same effect that Citizens United vs. FEC had in the United States," Shaviv said, referring to the controversial Supreme Court ruling that allowed nonprofit groups to make unlimited independent political expenditures. In light of the precedent, Shaviv is considering...