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  • John Boehner cancels 'Tonight Show' appearance at last minute

    10/08/2015 5:20:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/8/15 | Meredith Blake
    Maybe he wasn't ready to slow-jam the news? John A. Boehner has pulled out of a scheduled appearance on "The Tonight Show." The Republican speaker of the House, who announced his stunning decision to resign from Congress two weeks ago, had been slated to visit the NBC talk show Thursday night, but will not be appearing, NBC confirmed to the Times. Boehner was only announced as a guest on Wednesday, an unusually short lead time for "Tonight." The show will not be replacing him with another guest, but will proceed with the planned lineup of Michael Fassbender, Brie Larson and...
  • Trump finds Hispanic hysteria in Vegas

    10/08/2015 5:17:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/15 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump was upstaged during a campaign rally Thursday by a Hispanic woman professing her undying support for the Republican presidential hopeful. The rare moment occurred roughly halfway through Trump's latest campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nev. when the leading GOP candidate began discussing a People magazine issue featuring himself and his family on the cover. A woman waving the magazine in the crowd was soon invited on stage by the billionaire. "There it is. Come here, let me have that," Trump summoned the woman, before leaving the stage to grab her from the sea of supporters. "Where are you...
  • Cruz: 'Volcanic frustration' burned Boehner, McCarthy

    10/08/2015 5:14:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Thursday that the House's splintering GOP leadership is feeling the “volcanic frustration” of everyday Americans. “I think the reason we are seeing a change in leadership in the House is the American people are fed up,” the presidential candidate told host Jeff Kuhner on “The Kuhner Report” in Boston. “When Speaker [John] Boehner stepped down, it wasn’t simply because he wanted to do something else,” Cruz said of the Ohio Republican, who announced his resignation last month. “It was because the volcanic frustration with Washington had spilled over to a point because we’re sick...
  • Carson suggests that gun rights might have changed history for Jews in WWII

    10/08/2015 5:11:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/8/15 | Vanessa Williams
    Ben Carson said Thursday that Adolph Hitler’s mass murder of Jews “would have been greatly diminished” if German citizens had not been disarmed by the Nazi regime. The comment, which came during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, was similar to arguments Carson made following last week’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., in which he defended the Second Amendment and suggested that the victims should have fought the gunman.
  • Lesson from McCarthy: The Era of Inevitability is Over (Conservatives 2, Establishment 0.)

    10/08/2015 5:05:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Conservatives 2, Establishment 0. When Mark Meadows introduced the resolution to depose John Boehner in July, the political world scoffed at him, noting that Boehner would inevitably fight-off any attempt to unseat him. This was an “ill-conceived” effort. When Boehner’s inevitability turned into his demise a few weeks ago, we were told that Kevin McCarthy – the next political hack in line – would inevitably be the next Speaker. All resistance is futile. Even as recently as yesterday in Politico, establishment GOP members were taking shots at conservatives, acting as if they still held all the cards. Rep. Adam Kinzinger...
  • Ted Cruz demolishes Sierra Club president on global warming hoax

    10/08/2015 5:04:22 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Senate
    [VIDEO] Ted Cruz demolishes Sierra Club president on global warming hoax
  • The campaign to draft Paul Ryan as House speaker (desperate Establishment!)

    10/08/2015 5:00:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Dana Bash, Tal Kopan, Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju,
    Rep. Paul Ryan has repeatedly indicated he is not running for speaker of the House, even as heavy hitters — including retiring Speaker John Boehner -- urge him to reconsider. But Thursday night, it looks like Ryan may be changing his tune. Speaking to a gaggle of reporters for three-and-a-half minutes, Ryan repeatedly refused to rule out a run, repeating over and over: "I've got no news for you." The reason for the questions: Ryan's repeated previous denials haven't dissuaded anyone from asking him about the top job. As the shock of Kevin McCarthy's decision not to seek the top...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' star doubles down on Jindal

    10/08/2015 4:58:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/8/15 | Kyle Plantz
    Willie Robertson, star of reality TV hit "Duck Dynasty," says he's sticking with Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) despite reports he is supporting Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination. When Robertson appeared on stage with Trump at the Oklahoma State Fair in September, media reports said he was endorsing the real estate mogul. But Robertson says he still fully supports Jindal. “Bobby and I are still great friends, and I told him that I would help him in any way that I can,” he told The Hill Wednesday at the Angels in Adoption gala in Washington. “I just literally happened...
  • Welcome to the tea party revolution

    10/08/2015 4:57:42 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Tara Setmayer
    It looks like the revolution will be televised, after all. The tea party revolution, that is. First Eric Cantor, then John Boehner, now Kevin McCarthy. What do they all have in common? They have all succumbed to the storm of conservatives angry at a party leadership they felt was betraying its base. It began during the 2014 midterms, when then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary race to a tea party-backed candidate who highlighted Cantor's leadership failings, particularly on immigration. One down. Then, earlier this month, House Speaker John Boehner abruptly decided he was calling it quits for the...
  • Betrayal: Will The GOP Establishment Use Democrats to Elect a New Speaker?

    10/08/2015 4:51:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Ben Shapiro
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) surprise Thursday announcement that he would withdraw from the race to replace Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House has thrown the race into turmoil. Pundits have suggested names ranging from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to the omnipresent Mitt Romney as replacements. Robert Costa of the Washington Post reports that according to Rep. Peter King (R-NY), “members are crying in cloakroom, unable to handle the unrest and confusion.” But that unrest is hardly as frightening as a potential catastrophic measure reported by Bloomberg Politics reporter Sahil Kapur: Sahil Kapur ‎@sahilkapur Rep. Charlie...
  • Trampling the natural right to self-defense (Hillary)

    10/08/2015 4:46:56 PM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-07-2015 | Andrew Napolitano
    While the FBI continued to analyze the emails Hillary Rodham Clinton thought she deleted and her advisers pressed her to hire a Republican criminal defense attorney in Washington, a madman used a lawfully purchased handgun to kill a professor and eight students at a community college in Roseburg, Ore. Looking to change the subject away from her emails, Mrs. Clinton was quick to pounce. She who has ripped into Republicans for seeking political gain from the four American deaths in Benghazi now seeks her own political gain from the dozens of murdered children and young adults in Newtown, Conn., and...
  • McCarthy Was Forced to Drop Out Because Conservatives Are Fed Up With Establishment Leadership

    10/08/2015 4:46:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Genevieve Wood
    What difference can around 40 votes make? In the case of who will be the next speaker of the House of Representatives, it turns out, quite a big one. When the House Freedom Caucus, which consists of around 40 House members, announced Wednesday that it would support Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., that meant the frontrunner, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., would likely fall short of the 218 votes he needed in the full House vote, which had been scheduled for later this month. So, while 40 votes, give or take, isn’t enough to make someone the next speaker of the House,...
  • data-finds-participation-in-govt-programs-increased-participation-in-labor-market-declined/

    10/08/2015 4:28:15 PM PDT · by 100American · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 8, 2015 2:30 pm | Ali Meyer
    “Throughout the past 10 years, in spite of massive and growing funding invested in America’s antipoverty agenda, the percentage of individuals able to support themselves free of government welfare has declined,” the report said. “The fundamental reason for the failure to effectively reduce dependency and promote self-sufficiency is a misdiagnosis of poverty in America.”
  • State Democrats look to make hay from Matt Bevin's "on the draw" comment with senior-citizen voters

    10/08/2015 4:13:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/08/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Democrats are hoping to capitalize on a comment they say shows Republican Matt Bevin’s insensitivity toward Medicare recipients during Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate, urging about 40 senior citizens to rally against the GOP nominee on Thursday. Bevin’s campaign, however, is accusing Democrats of targeting seniors with scare tactics weeks before voters elect the next governor Nov. 3. Democrats are seeking to make hay out of an “on the draw” remark from Bevin. Conway asked Bevin why he favored drug testing Medicare recipients, and the Democrat clarified that he was asking about Medicare, not Medicaid, during his opponent’s response....
  • Fair Polling with Proper MOE (Averages) Since the Debate 2 (Vanity)

    10/08/2015 4:00:56 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 5 replies
    BigEdLB ^ | 10/8/15 | BigEdLB
    Rare vanity post. Polling with <5.0% MOE and eliminating polling with agendas. IBD and CFG. Polling since debate
  • China STOLE Hillary emails!?

    10/08/2015 3:50:12 PM PDT · by all the best · 17 replies
    The Horn News ^ | October 8, 2015
    Foreign cyberattacks, many of which originated out of China, targeted Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to a recently released congressional report. Clinton’s server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject to these attempted cyberattacks in early 2013. If she lost key US secrets to the Chinese military through her mismanagement of this server, it could spell disaster for Clinton’s already faltering presidential campaign. Intelligence analysts say they can not yet tell if the Chinese efforts were successful. But if they were, these attacks could have leaked countless amounts of...
  • Bidding Is Up to Nearly $8,000 in Rand Paul’s Auction of Hillary Clinton’s Book

    10/08/2015 3:49:42 PM PDT · by UncleRicosFootball · 2 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/8/15 | Dave Urbanski
    Sen. Rand Paul’s auction of Hillary Clinton’s book “Hard Choices” — which he billed as “a great fiction book” on his campaign website and signed with a biting note to the Democratic presidential candidate — was up to nearly $8,000 on eBay Thursday afternoon. Clinton had a go at the GOP candidates who doubted her competency as secretary of state by sending them all copies of “Hard Choices,” along with the following note: So Paul shot back, putting his “Hard Choices” copy up for auction with goodies that make it a “one of a kind” buy. Here’s an image of...
  • Donald Trump Bravely Stopped a Mugging in 1991

    10/08/2015 2:58:35 PM PDT · by Ziva · 104 replies ^ | 10/8/2015 | Zionists 4 Trump
    Donald Trump Confronted and Stopped a Mugger in 1991 by James Rosen, New York Daily News POSTED: November 20, 1991 When he saw “a big guy with a big bat” bashing another fellow, Donald Trump did what any self-respecting billionaire would do: He ordered his driver to pull over. … Witnesses said Trump, with Marla Maples tugging at his arm to try to stop him, leaped from his black stretch limousine Monday evening during the Manhattan assault. … “The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, “Look, you’ve gotta stop this. Put down the bat,”‘ Trump...
  • VANITY: So who should be the next Speaker?

    10/08/2015 2:17:26 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 134 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | October 8, 2015 | self
    So now that we have another trophy on the wall (and a fine addition it is!), who are you supporting for the next Speaker? You get one real choice, and one dream choice. Vote!
  • The Second Amendment Is One Supreme Court Justice from Repeal

    10/08/2015 2:15:49 PM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | David French
    In August, my colleague Charlie Cooke wrote an epic rant daring the Left to stop talking about repealing the Second Amendment and start doing it. Introduce the repeal to Congress, work it through the states, and tell the American people what you want to do — take from them a fundamental, enumerated right from the Bill of Rights. As Charlie eloquently outlines, repealing the Second Amendment is an impossible task. Even worse for the Left, it’s political suicide. But if the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges teaches us anything, it’s that the age of judicial supremacy means that...
  • Report: Boehner phones Paul Ryan, asks him to run for Speaker

    10/08/2015 1:53:35 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 61 replies
    Hopefully that’s just a bluff Boehner is using to twist the arms of House conservatives who’d otherwise object to another center-right Speaker. Line up behind Ryan, Boehner is saying, or else I’ll stick around and make your lives even more miserable. What his leverage is in doing that isn’t immediately clear to me; wasn’t the whole reason he quit in the first place because he wasn’t sure he had the votes to survive the challenge being led by Rep. Mark Meadows to oust him? But maybe this little nudge will be enough to convince the Freedom Caucus to give Ryan...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Full Speech in Las Vegas

    10/08/2015 1:52:29 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 18 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-8-15 | Donald Trump
    October 8, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and current front-runner Donald J. Trump gave a speech today in front of thousands of supporters in Las Vegas, NV. Note the hispanic lady that gets up about 41 minutes in. Priceless stuff.
  • Part1 FULL SPEECH: Donald Trump Destroys The Media in Las Vegas Campaign Rally 10/08/15 FULL

    10/08/2015 1:47:50 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    You Tube via POTUS 2016 ^ | 10-8-2015 | You Tube via POTUS 2016
    Published on Oct 8, 2015 FULl SPEECH: Donald Trump Destroys The Media in Las Vegas Campaign Rally 10/08/15 Part 1/4Donald Trump talks Syria, Russia and when he would consider getting out of the race. Trump's tells chuck todd his view on if Gadhafi and Hussein were still in power and if Assad were stronger, the Middle East would be more stable. Donald Trump: 'Guns or No Guns, It Doesn't Matter' Donald Trump responds to President Obama's comments about the mass shooting in Oregon and points the finger at the problem of mental health. Republican p
  • Susan Rice: Netanyahu did everything but use 'the n-word' to describe Obama

    10/08/2015 1:42:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 96 replies
    Sun Times Network ^ | 10/08/2015, 11:35am | Nader Ihmoud
    Politico Magazine published an excerpt from Ambassador Dennis Ross’ latest book “Doomed to Succeed: The US–Israeli relationship from Truman to Obama,” which highlighted how President Barack Obama succeeded with the Iran Deal at the expense of the two allies’ relationship. According to Ross, National Security Adviser Susan Rice told the national director of the Anti-Defamation League Abe Foxman that in reacting to the deal, which Israel knew little about, Netanyahu did everything “but use ‘the n-word’ in describing the president.” In his book, Ross argues that “It didn’t have to play out that way.” Per Politico: From the outset of...
  • John Boehner says he will stay as House speaker until successor elected

    10/08/2015 1:30:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he will stay in the top post in the House of Representatives until his successor is elected, adding that he would announce the date of that vote later. "We will announce the date for this election at a later date, and I’m confident we will elect a new speaker in the coming weeks," the Ohio Republican said in a statement released after the surprise withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the race.
  • Donald Trump takes 'credit' for shaking up House GOP

    10/08/2015 1:29:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 8th, 2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leaves a campaign event September 23, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. The two leading Republican presidential candidates — real-estate mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson — had very different reactions to the mayhem in Washington on Thursday. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) was expected to easily have the speaker's race sewn up. But instead, McCarthy suddenly exited the race and threw the legislative chamber into disarray. Trump, the Republican front-runner, said McCarthy made the right decision because he wasn't tough enough. "Great, Kevin McCarthy drops out of SPEAKER race. We need a...
  • Thought the Republicans Were Nuts? Wait 'til Bat**** Craziness of Next Week's Democratic Debate

    10/08/2015 1:22:45 PM PDT · by ppaul · 34 replies
    The Stranger ^ | 10/08/2015 | Matt Baume
    I started with a simple enough question: how do I watch the October 13 Democratic debate on CNN? And I wound up learning the answer to so many more questions I didn't know I had. Among those answers: Cheryl Crow, virtual reality, Las Vegas, and maybe Joe Biden or maybe not. Crazily, CNN itself seems to be offering no information about whether they will livestream the debate, as they did with the Republicans last month, or whether they'll shunt it over to cable-only like Fox did with their debate. Mashable is the only site reporting that CNN will be livestreaming...
  • Website Exposing Marco ‘Amnesty’ Rubio Goes Live: A ‘Donor Class Puppet’?

    10/08/2015 1:22:30 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 18 replies
    “Rubio said he joined the Gang of Eight to ‘to get the best bill possible’ but he produced the most extreme immigration bill in history (more extreme than McCain-Kennedy) and written by special interest groups. Rubio’s plan earned the endorsement of Obama, La Raza, Reid, all Dems, Gutierrez, Pelosi, Zuckerberg, Murdoch, Iger, the Chamber of Commerce, and every open borders outfit in the country,” the site reads. It details how Rubio broke promises he made to nationally syndicated talk radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly—again, for which he’s never apologized. “Rubio...
  • Kevin McCarthy’s implosion signals a full-blown Republican revolution

    10/08/2015 12:48:09 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 138 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/8/15 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>McCarthy's demise comes hard on the heels of Boehner bowing out of the speakership as a sort of human sacrifice to the tea party right. And it happens as Donald Trump is in the midst of his fourth consecutive month as the Republican front-runner for the party's presidential nomination -- and with Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, two other people who have never held elected office before, running in second and third place, respectively.</p>
  • The Renee Ellmers Rumor and Kevin McCarthy’s Decision

    10/08/2015 12:12:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    There’s a guy out in America who has emails for a massive number of members of Congress and the email addresses of highly influential conservatives outside Congress. A few days ago, he emailed out to 91 people, including these members of Congress, an email with a series of links to stories alleging a relationship between Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina. It is worth nothing that the two deny a relationship. But the email began circulating pretty heavily. Conservatives were buzzing about it. The first line pointed to the current scandal about Denny Hastert and concluded suggesting...
  • It is Time to Question Ben Carson’s Personal Diligence (VIDEO)

    10/08/2015 12:08:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    It is time to become concerned with the personal diligence of Ben Carson, with respect to the preparation he has put into running for President. In what is becoming a sadly familiar refrain, Carson was once again today unable to answer a very basic question about United States policy, or to even be prepared to discuss the subject knowledgeably (or even conversantly).
  • Rupert Murdoch apologizes for ‘real black President’ tweet

    10/08/2015 12:00:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2015 2:51 PM EDT | David Bauder
    Rupert Murdoch, who founded the News Corp. media empire that includes Fox News Channel, apologized on Thursday for a Twitter message suggesting that President Barack Obama isn’t a “real black president.” […] Following a backlash, Murdoch tweeted Thursday: “Apologies! No offense meant. Personally find both men charming.” …
  • LIVE STREAM: Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas

    10/08/2015 12:00:28 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 58 replies
    KTNV ^ | 10-8-15 | KTNV
    Donald Trump is scheduled to appear at a rally in Las Vegas at noon Thursday. WATCH BELOW
  • Jeb Bush Plays Up Role as a ‘Disrupter’

    10/08/2015 11:46:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2015 | Beth Reinhard
    The onetime front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination now likes to call himself a “disrupter.” During a swing this week through eastern Iowa, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stepped up his rhetoric against the political establishment, seeking to catch up to the outsider candidates leading the GOP field. “I’ve never lived in Washington, never been part of Washington,” the former two-term governor said Wednesday at a coffee shop here. “I just have the skill set to disrupt the beast.”
  • First Cantor, then Boehner, now McCarthy! Establishment oligarchs dropping like flies!!

    10/08/2015 11:45:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    The Establishment is going to be VERY, VERY pissed at all of us! They're power is crumbling, and their neat little line of successors is no more!
  • Britain's New Labour Leader Snubs The Queen

    10/08/2015 11:30:43 AM PDT · by NRx · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-08-2015 | Christopher Hope
    Jeremy Corbyn has snubbed the Queen by refusing to be sworn into the Privy Council on Thursday, as it emerged he could use a loophole to join the advisory body without ever meeting Her Majesty. The Labour leader, a lifelong republican, is known to have reservations about kneeling in front of the Queen and kissing her hand as he swears an oath of allegiance to her, which is the normal process when a new Privy Councillor is sworn in. And having refused to sing the National Anthem at a Battle of Britain 75th anniversary service last month, Mr Corbyn tried...
  • Boehner to Stay On as Speaker Until Election

    10/08/2015 11:27:43 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 100 replies
    weekly standard ^ | october 8, 2015 | michael warren
    After Leader McCarthy’s announcement, members of the House Republican Conference will not vote today for a new Speaker. As I have said previously, I will serve as Speaker until the House votes to elect a new Speaker. We will announce the date for this election at a later date, and I’m confident we will elect a new Speaker in the coming weeks. Our conference will work together to ensure we have the strongest team possible as we continue to focus on the American people’s priorities.

    10/08/2015 11:15:53 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 15 replies
    Field Poll ^ | 10/8/15 | Mark DiCamillo
    Three political outsiders with no prior experience in political office are now leading in California among Republicans likely to vote in the state's June 2016 presidential primary. Businessman Donald Trump, at 17%, and physician Ben Carson, at 15%, and businesswoman Carly Fiorina, at 13%, are besting the crowded field of current an d former U.S. Senators and Governors, who collectively receive 42% of the vote. Another 13% are undecided SNIP The findings come from a Field Poll completed September 17-October 4, 2015 among 1,002 registered voters in California, of whom 214 are consider likely to vote in next year's June...
  • US Sen. Harry Reid suing exercise band maker over eye injury

    10/08/2015 10:51:24 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    MSN News ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | KEN RITTER,
    .S. Sen. Harry Reid is suing a company that makes and markets a flexible exercise band that he says broke or slipped from his hand during an arm-strengthening routine on New Year's Day, causing him to fall and suffer face, rib and eye injuries. The Senate minority leader from Nevada and his wife, Landra Gould, seek more than $50,000 in damages from Thera-Band maker Hygenic Intangible Property Holding Co., The Hygenic Corp. and Performance Health LLC.
  • Sheryl Crow set to perform at CNN Democratic Primary Debate

    10/08/2015 10:44:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | October 7, 2015 | Lisa Respers France
    Grammy-award winning singer Sheryl Crow is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the first Democratic primary debate being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 13. Crow, who calls herself an "avid follower of politics," said she is as anxious as other interested voters to hear from those seeking to nab the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Knuckle Draggers Are Us, Er, We

    10/08/2015 10:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    The smart folk at Grammarly -- an online grammar checker -- examined Facebook posts written by supporters of the 2016 presidential candidates in a savvy bid to garner free press. It helped that the grammar site's findings confirmed the left's most treasured conceit -- that liberals are more learned than conservatives. Specifically, the study found that supporters of GOP candidates made more grammatical errors than supporters of Democrats, who also displayed a richer vocabulary. Oh, joy, I thought, once again Republicans are the knuckle draggers. I'm with the stoopid party. Supporters of Democrat Lincoln Chafee, the former Rhode Island governor,...
  • Trey Gowdy: Democrats thwarting Benghazi investigation

    10/08/2015 10:10:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2015
    Rather than cooperate, Democrats from the start have tried to thwart the Benghazi probe from within, Chairman Trey Gowdy said in a letter released Thursday that accused Democrats of bad faith and also announced the release of emails that call into question the relationship between former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her associate Sidney Blumenthal. Mr. Gowdy said it was Democrats, not Republicans, who “selectively leaked information” to try to set the political narrative about the probe. Mr. Gowdy said Democrats have been more interested in that than in actually participating in the investigation, and he accused the...
  • My Eight Days Of Hanukkah Gelt . . .

    10/08/2015 10:09:58 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 4 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/8/15 | LRoggy
    I'm dreaming of a nice Hanukkah! 8 Presents in 8 Days Day 1 - President Cruz Day 2 - VP Carson Day 3 - Atty General Trey Gowdy Day 4 - Sec State John Bolton Day 5 - Sec Treas Milton Friedman - even dead he's an improvement over anyone else Day 6 - Obamacare repealed Day 7 - Hillary and Valerie Jarrett both arrested Day 8 - Raul Castro overthrown in popular uprising, Maduro arrested by Venezuelan uprising, Iranian people rise up and arrest ruling Mullahs. Bonus Day: Barack Obama defects to Iran just before uprising and the Iranian...
  • Why McCarthy's Terrible Start Is Making A Governing Crisis More Likely

    10/08/2015 9:35:55 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 19 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 8, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT | Tierney Sneed
    When House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced his resignation earlier this month, the likelihood that his successor would be able to navigate a series of high stakes deadlines looked uncertain at best. Since then, the leadership succession has erupted into full-out chaos. What was supposed to be a relatively smooth ascension for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has been rocked by his own gaffes, outsider challengers, and the threat of an unprecedented floor fight that could undermine efforts to avoid a government shutdown and a historic default on the national debt before the year's end. According to Norman Ornstein,...
  • Just Heard From Mark Steyn That Kevin McCarthy Has Dropped Out of Speaker Race

    10/08/2015 9:31:41 AM PDT · by murron · 15 replies
    Mark Steyn | Myself
    I have no more information. Just heard it on the radio.
  • FACT CHECK: Mohammed Gave Women More Civil Rights Than America

    10/08/2015 9:30:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies
    FACT CHECK ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    (Salon( claims,"Islam gave women equal rights in 610 that our own United States haven’t given even in 2015. Well as long as we don't count "equal rights" like... women being forcibly enslaved under Islam. As bad as Obama is, he hasn't currently married a 7-year-old girl and doesn't take the wives of the men he murders as sex slaves. The way that Mohammed did. There's probably someone in Berkeley who thinks that raping little girls in a polygamous marriage is a civil right. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it should be a death penalty...
  • MCCARTHY OUT. Drops out of race for speaker. Election postponed.

    10/08/2015 9:30:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 10 replies
    twitter ^ | 10/08/2015 | Jake Sherman
    Jake Sherman ‏@JakeSherman 10m10 minutes ago MCCARTHY OUT. Drops out of race for speaker. Election postponed.
  • Donald Trump lashes out at 'nut job' Glenn Beck after being called a 'bully'

    10/08/2015 9:30:39 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10-8-2015 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump is now going after conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck. In recent weeks, Beck has repeatedly been critical of Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner. Most recently, Beck was quoted in a New York Times article on Wednesday dismissing Trump as a "schoolyard bully" who is not in touch with tea-party conservatives. The Times article was titled: "Donald Trump’s Act Seems to Be Wearing Out Its Welcome." Trump, no stranger to Twitter insults, lashed out at Beck on Thursday:
  • GAB chairman: ‘I wasn’t offended’ by John Doe raids (WI)

    10/08/2015 8:52:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-8-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Gerald Nichol says he has had no problem with the way the state Government Accountability Board has operated over its eight years in existence. And Nichol, chairman of the troubled political speech regulator, said he’s good with GAB’s involvement in predawn, paramilitary-style raids on the homes and offices of conservative targets in the unconstitutional John Doe investigation. Those October 2013 raids included armed officers serving a warrant on a 16-year-old boy who was home alone. Though the teen’s father was the target of the political probe, the boy was told he couldn’t call his parents, or even...
  • 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination (IBD/TIPP Poll)

    10/08/2015 8:47:15 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    Thought it interesting that the IBD/TIPP poll, the only poll that shows Carson leading Trump, is now being used in the average of all polls for the GOP nomination. Thought it interesting because it's never been used before. The IBD/TIPP poll before this one showed Trump leading and and it was not used. I've went back through the last year of polls and can't find where it was ever used before. This is the one Fox News has been promoting to show that Trump is losing support.