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  • Cruz Summons Top Donors to Colorado Springs

    07/01/2015 4:37:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie
    National Review ^ | June 25, 2015 2:32 PM | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Texas senator Ted Cruz is summoning the biggest donors to his presidential campaign to Colorado Springs in mid-July. Cruz and his top bundlers — those who, according to a top campaign aide, “have met or exceeded their finance goals” by raising a minimum of $100,000 — will convene at The Broadmoor, the five-star resort owned by the conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz. The Colorado event, which will run from July 10-12, will serve as an opportunity for the campaign to update its top donors on the state of the race and to ask them to redouble their efforts on Cruz’s behalf....
  • VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Live Feed From Madison, WI for 8 PM EDT Speech

    07/01/2015 4:30:07 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    Bernie TV YouTube ^ | July 1, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    This might be interesting. Bernie TV Live feed of his Madison, WI speech at 8 PM EDT today. They say to expect 9500 people to show but we shall see. Hillary raised $45 million in the first quarter but the MOJO definitely seems to be with Bernie Sanders. BTW, the comments there are coming fast and furious. Oh, and don't pay attention to the announcement that the event is over. It won't begin until 8 PM EDT. LIVE FEED.
  • Peter King rules out 2016 bid

    07/01/2015 4:29:42 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/2015 | Jessie Byrnes
    Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) has ruled out a 2016 White House bid, he announced Wednesday. "It's just not in the cards. I don't want to be taking up other people's time," King said on CNN's "Wolf," noting his position on the House Homeland Security and Intelligence committees.  King, known for his hawkish views on national security, also said he was exploring a presidential bid out of concern Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) were "monopolizing the airwaves." "They were getting out what they thought was their Republican message. I wanted to counter that. I think I've been...
  • Donald Trump is on the rise — and that’s very bad news for the GOP

    07/01/2015 4:19:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 1st, 2015 | By Paul Waldman
    Donald Trump is surging. In a field that has grown to 16 Republican presidential candidates (once Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich make their candidacies official), Trump is now in second place pretty much wherever you look. A new Quinnipiac poll of Iowa voters shows him tied for second with Ben Carson; they each have 10 percent to Walker’s 18. The latest CNN/WMUR poll in New Hampshire also puts Trump in second, with 11 percent, behind only Jeb Bush at 16 percent. And in the Huffington Post Pollster average of national polls, Trump comes in a mere...
  • Ted Cruz coming to Augusta for book signing

    07/01/2015 4:07:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    WFXG.com ^ | Jun 25, 2015 6:23 AM PDT | Katy Solt
    <p>Senator Ted Cruz will be coming to Augusta for a book signing.</p> <p>Senator Cruz will be at the Barnes and Noble at the Augusta Mall Sunday, July 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. He will be signing copies of his new book "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America".</p>
  • Hillary Clinton’s Emails Expose Washington’s Culture of Duplicity

    07/01/2015 4:04:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 1:00 PM | Noah Rothman
    Hillary Clinton’s Emails Expose Washington’s Culture of Duplicity Noah Rothman | @noahcrothman 07.01.2015 - 1:00 PM “I was there. I was a senior advisor. I didn’t know that,” former White House political advisor David Axelrod said of Hillary Clinton’s shadowy private email practices. He offered that self-defense on June 17 in an unsolicited effort to defend former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, who claimed that he was similarly unaware of Clinton’s email methods. “The question is, what are people focused on? What do they care about?” Axelrod continued. His implication was that no one will or even should...
  • Metal Spikes Installed on White House Fence in Latest Security Renovation

    07/01/2015 3:56:29 PM PDT · by dennisw · 28 replies
    abcnews ^ | 7 -1 -15 | By ARLETTE SAENZ
    U.S. Secret Service and the National Park Service mounted the "removable anti-climb feature" this afternoon, but the entire installation process will take six weeks. Designed by Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, the metal spikes installed today are only a temporary and will be replaced once a long-term solution is implemented, officials said. The Commission of Fine Arts and National Capital Planning Commission will approve a final design in the fall and construction on a permanent security enhancement is set to begin in 2016. The renovation comes nearly 10 months after Omar Gonzalez scaled the White House fence,...
  • Ted Cruz book signing in West Des Moines

    07/01/2015 3:48:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Date/Time:  Monday, July 6, 2015 - 1:00pm Ted Cruz will host a book signing for his new book “A Time For Truth: Reigniting The Promise Of America.” No Q&A or speech are scheduled. Party:  Republican Candidate(s):  Ted Cruz Location:  Iowa Address:  Barnes & Noble 4550 University Ave West Des Moines, IA
  • O'Reilly: If The Conservatives Want To Reverse Losses, Stop Bickering Among Yourselves

    07/01/2015 3:40:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | july 1, 2015 | bill o'reilly
    BILL O'REILLY: All the polls say the same thing. Americans who identify themselves as conservative outnumber liberals by about two to one. Yet, social power has shifted to the left wing precincts. The reason? Organization. The far left is dominating the Internet, the entertainment industry, including the journalistic media. Outside of talk radio and Fox News there are few non-liberal voices heard nationwide. The intensity of the far left is almost frightening. Many of these people will do almost anything to destroy their opposition. So conservative Americans find themselves somewhat demoralized as they see the Supreme Court siding with the...
  • Chris Christie wins an endorsement: Maine Gov. Paul LePage(endorses least conservative Governor)

    07/01/2015 3:32:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/1/15 | Kyle Cheney
    Maine’s Paul LePage became the first sitting governor to endorse a candidate in the 2016 GOP nomination race, throwing his support behind Christie Christie’s fledgling bid for president. Mr. LePage said that the New Jersey governor has been an inspiration to him over his career and said Mr. Christie, as the head of the Republican Governors Association, played an instrumental role in helping him win re-election last year. (SNIP) LePage refused to criticize Christie for accepting Obamacare’s huge Medicaid expansion, a program LePage has derided as “welfare expansion” and that he repeatedly vetoed when the Maine Legislature sent it to...
  • Hillary Clinton Has Been Raising Record Amounts of Money

    07/01/2015 3:28:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/1 | Jaime Fuller
    Hillary Clinton announced her fund-raising haul on Wednesday — and it's a record-breaker. Her campaign raised around $45 million from when her campaign began in April to the end of June. The final number may be higher — her campaign is still adding up last-minute donations — but she already beat President Obama's $42 million record in 2011 and Clinton's previous record of $36 million in 2007. According to the campaign, 91 percent of donations were $100 or less. Clinton tweeted a message for her small donors. (3/3) Just one thing left to say to everyone who has pitched in...
  • With O’Brien, Smith at his side, Cruz calls Ayotte ‘a friend’

    07/01/2015 3:22:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    WMUR ^ | May 29, 2015 | John DiStaso
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stood next to former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien on Friday and called Sen. Kelly Ayotte “a friend.” He also called embattled U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta “a good man." Cruz would not say whether he agreed with O’Brien that Ayotte should face a primary next year, saying that he is “focused on my own primary.” (SNIP) And I think it is incumbent on every elected official to make the case to his or her constituents that we’re going to do the job we’re elected to do. And so I will leave those suggestions to the...
  • Obama’s Treachery and Hillary’s Complicity

    07/01/2015 3:22:46 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 1, 2015 | Editors
    The terrorism that threatens Egypt today is because of Obama and Hillary The fate of Egypt hangs in the balance. A series of terrorist attacks by the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS threaten the government of President Abdel El-Sisi, a true Islamic reformer. If Egypt falls into chaos like its neighbor, Libya, there will be no single person who deserves more blame that Barack Hussein Obama. Every action taken by his administration has destabilized the Middle East by supporting terrorists and the nations that sponsor them. This insane policy began in 2011 with Egypt, the most populous Arab country. It was...
  • Cruz calls Cuba move 'a serious mistake'

    07/01/2015 2:59:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rebecca Elliott
    Sen. Ted Cruz criticized the Obama administration's decision to reopen U.S. and Cuban embassies in the countries' respective capitals Wednesday, calling the move "a serious mistake." Cruz's comments followed President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that the United States formally will restore diplomatic ties with Cuba.
  • See, I told you Marco Rubio was only pretending to change his mind about amnesty

    07/01/2015 2:52:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Jul. 1, 2015
    After Rubiocare dealt a near-fatal to his presidential aspirations, Marco Rubio and his handlers went on an apology tour, giving the unmistakable impression— but never outright stating— that Rubio had learned his lesson on amnesty. (SNIP) But being the unqualified, incompetent dolt that he is, Rubio let the cat out of the bag— telling a New Hampshire audience that he does, in fact, support a pathway to citizenship for the 11-40 million Rubio-Americans…
  • Rep. Steve King: Trump Telling the Truth About Mexicans

    07/01/2015 2:36:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Rep. Steve King, who himself came under fire for making controversial comments concerning immigrants, says he appreciates Donald Trump's "scrappiness" and that there is truth behind his comments on Mexicans. (SNIP) "I have been down to the border and the number I come back with is 75 percent are sexually abused on the way to the United States," said King. "I say in Donald Trump's defense, somebody is doing that to the kids being raped and abused. It's reasonable to conclude they are Mexicans." (SNIP) The 13th and 14th Amendments were ratified to "end slavery and make sure there were...
  • CRUZ: SCOTUS ‘ELITES’ THINK ‘FLYOVER COUNTRY’ VIEWS SHOULDN’T BE RESPECTED

    07/01/2015 2:36:18 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that the “elites” on the Supreme Court “look over much of this country as flyover country. They think that our views are simply parochial and don’t deserve to be respected” on Monday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Today.”Cruz stood by earlier comments that the Supreme Court’s rulings constituted “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history,” stating, “What happened last week is, twice, back-to-back, the US Supreme Court, a majority of the justices, violated their judicial oath. On Thursday of last week, the court rewrote Obamacare, rewrote the statute,...
  • Trump loses business deals over comments about Mexicans, but gains in polls

    07/01/2015 1:51:31 PM PDT · by Mariner · 14 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | July 1st, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign announcement may be costing him a growing of number of business relationships, but they also appear to have given him a bump in the polls. According to the results of a CNN/ORC survey released Wednesday, Trump, at 12 percent, sits second behind former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (19 percent) in the race for the Republican nomination. The real estate mogul has jumped 9 points since his announcement, the poll found. Trump and Bush are the only two candidates on the GOP side to see double-digit support among Republicans and Republican-leaning...
  • E-mails expose Hillary Clinton as a small-minded pol

    07/01/2015 12:35:22 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/1 | Jen Rubin
    The latest batch of Hillary Clinton e-mails disclosed by the State Department is perhaps the most interesting. This is not because there is a bombshell; we know she destroyed “personal” e-mails, so we are not likely to find any real nuggets in those she turned over. (In one humorous e-mail previously released, she asked whether the e-mail can be printed out “without identifiers.”) No, this tranche of e-mails is revealing because it shows Clinton to be lacking real authority, surrounded and protected by political hacks, filthy rich and obsessed with political power. In short, this is the real Hillary Clinton.
  • Cruz: We Should Be Able To Impeach Supreme Court Justices

    07/01/2015 1:30:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 1, 2015
    - - - Snip - - - "It's pure politics," Cruz said. "The Framers wrote about judicial overreach quite a bit. They believed the check would be impeachment. Now, here is the sad reality. Within a few decades Thomas Jefferson said impeachment had been not even a scarecrow." SEN. TED CRUZ: Last week's decisions were the latest in a long line and sadly were the nadir of the Supreme Court. It was majority of the Justices on Thursday, rewriting Obamacare, disregarding the law and forcing the failed law on millions of Americans, hurting millions of Americans. On then on Friday...
  • Throughout Hillary Clinton's Life and Career, U. S. Jews Have Been Close at Hand (Mega-Barfie)

    07/01/2015 12:59:40 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 27 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | June 23, 2015 | Ron Kampeas
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – From the man who married her grandmother to the man who married her daughter, from working a room full of bar mitzvah guests on behalf of her husband’s political career to headlining major pro-Israel events during her own, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s journey has never wandered far from Jews. Clinton’s Jewish encounters have been a natural consequence of her East Coast education, her trajectory in the party favored by a substantial majority of Jewish-Americans, and her embrace of the Jewish narrative of triumphing over adversity and bigotry, longtime friends of the 2016 presidential candidate say. Sara Ehrman, whose...
  • Why Is Donald Trump Polling So Well?

    07/01/2015 12:54:57 PM PDT · by Mariner · 86 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 1st, 2015 | By Lauren Fox
    July 1, 2015 Macy's is ditching him, NBC has let him go, and Univision refuses to broadcast his famed beauty pageant. But American voters are still entertaining the idea of President Donald Trump. In a Republican presidential field rich with esteemed governors and senators, tough-talking businessman Trump has managed to rise in the polls to be a top-tier candidate even after he elicited controversy for his statements about Mexican immigrants during his campaign announcement. A CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday showed Trump had 12 percent of the vote among Republicans and Republican-leaners, second only to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who...
  • Banks: Card Breach at Trump Hotel Properties

    07/01/2015 12:47:38 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    KrebsOnSecurity ^ | 07/01/2015 | Krebs
    The Trump Hotel Collection, a string of luxury hotel properties tied to business magnate and now Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, appears to be the latest victim of a credit card breach, according to data shared by several U.S.-based banks. Contacted regarding reports from sources at several banks who traced a pattern of fraudulent debit and credit card charges to accounts that had all been used at Trump hotels, the company declined multiple requests for comment. But sources in the financial industry say they have little doubt that Trump properties in several U.S. locations — including Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas,...
  • Montana polygamist family applies for marriage license

    07/01/2015 12:12:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    KRTV-TV ^ | July 1, 2015 | Simone DeAlba - MTN News
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BILLINGS - Given the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, a Lockwood family is now looking to solidify rights of its own. We first told you about the Colliers in January of 2015 when the polygamist family appeared on an episode of the TLC show, "Sister Wives."The polyamorous movement is a national push to allow marriage between multiple partners. Nathan Collier and his two wives, Vicki and Christine, said Tuesday that they are simply looking for equality. Nathan is legally married to Vicki, but also wants to legally wed Christine. On Tuesday,...
  • Scott Walker says he supports call to remove Confederate flag from South Carolina Capitol

    07/01/2015 12:03:03 PM PDT · by TNMOUTH · 81 replies
    The Cap Times ^ | June 23, 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    After sidestepping questions about the issue over the weekend, Gov. Scott Walker on Monday said he supports South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol. "I am glad @nikkihaley is calling for the Confederate flag to come down. I support her decision - SKW," Walker tweeted from his political account shortly after Haley called for the flag to be taken down. The push to remove the flag comes in the wake of the racially-motivated killing of nine black worshippers in a historic Charleston church last week. Dylann Roof, a white 21-year-old man, has...
  • Hillary Clinton Just Raised a Record Amount of Campaign Cash ($45 Million)

    07/01/2015 11:52:35 AM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 1, 2015 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is set to raise a record amount of money in her first quarter as a presidential candidate, exceeding expectations of her campaign. Clinton is on track to raise more than $45 million in the April-June fundraising quarter, a Clinton campaign official said Wednesday. That would be more than any other primary candidate's first quarter in history. At $41.9 million during its first quarter in 2011, President Barack Obama's campaign held the previous record. The Clinton campaign official said that 91% of the donations came from people giving $100 or less. Clinton, on Twitter, posted that...
  • Yes, Clinton lied about her emails (she accidentally altered them before turning them over)

    07/01/2015 11:28:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015
    It is rare for news events, even as momentous as the past week's, to drown out absolute proof that a candidate for president has lied willfully to the public and Congress. Yet precisely such proof has emerged, and it has appeared not only in this newspaper but also in The New York Times (albeit with a headline designed not to draw attention). Americans learned this spring that Hillary Clinton, in contravention of federal records rules and current law, conducted all her State Department business using a private email address, housed in a server at her home in Westchester County, N.Y....
  • Civil rights leaders demand Goodlatte move on Voting Rights Act reform (eliminate Voter ID)

    07/01/2015 10:13:11 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 25, 2015 | Alicia Petska
    A coalition of civil rights and other activists demanded Thursday that U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte take action to revive a provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in a downtown Roanoke rally of more than 300 people. “I’m here to tell you something, Congressman Goodlatte. Fix the Voting Rights Act!” said Priscilla Ouchida of the Japanese American Citizens League, one of more than two dozen groups represented. Organizers hope the rally — which included state activists and national figures — will ramp up public pressure on the Roanoke County Republican, who chairs the committee where efforts to update the voter...
  • FLASHBACK: When David Axelrod said he didn't know anything about Clinton's private server

    07/01/2015 7:47:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015 | T. Becket Adams
    DRUDGE Headline - Axelrod caught in new lie... Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod said in June he was unaware Hillary Clinton conducted business from a personal email server when she served as secretary of State – but a State Department document dump Tuesday evening raises questions about how much he knew. Asked last month in an interview whether he knew anything about Clinton's "homebrew" system when they worked together in the Obama administration, Axelrod responded, "I didn't know." However, correspondences from 2009 show that Axelrod may have had reason to know about Clinton's questionable email behavior. While it's...
  • CNN Poll: Poll: Bush, Trump rising nationally for GOP, but both trail Clinton

    07/01/2015 9:59:17 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Bush stands at 19%, up from 13% in May -- and his best showing in CNN/ORC polling since December. Trump follows at 12%, up from 3% before his announcement. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (8%), neurosurgeon Ben Carson (7%) and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (7%) round out the top five.
  • Ben Carson’s money haul: $10.5 million

    07/01/2015 9:58:58 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/01/2015 | Jonathan Topaz
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is on track to raise $10.5 million during his first quarter as a candidate, a senior adviser said Wednesday. Carson senior adviser Mike Murray added that the Republican’s money haul included 210,000 contributions with an average gift of $50. “We obviously set some goals internally. We’ve exceeded those goals,” Murray said. He declined to offer more details, such as how much cash the campaign has on hand and the total number of expenditures. Murray said that the “bulk” of donations are $200 or lower, but declined to offer a specific percentage. - The Carson campaign has...
  • Obama administration invokes executive privilege on Benghazi probe?

    07/01/2015 8:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats have insisted that the House Select Committee on Benghazi has done nothing but rehash already-known elements of the attack on the consulate in September 2012, and intended to do nothing more than embarrass Hillary Clinton. The latest move by the Obama administration to block access to some State Department documentation undermines both claims. Byron York reports at the Washington Examiner that the State Department has withheld an undisclosed number of documents to protect “important executive branch institutional interests” — code for executive privilege:
  • Hillary Clinton emails: Lindsey Graham ‘always talks how much he likes you’

    07/01/2015 8:43:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | July 1, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) apparently likes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — he just thinks she’d do a terrible job as commander in chief. In one of the some-3,000 Clinton emails released by the State Department on Tuesday, business executive Terrence Duffy wrote to Clinton congratulating her on her daughter’s engagement and then relayed well wishes from Graham. “Also I had dinner last night with a mutual friend of ours, Sen Lindsay [sic] Graham. Lindsay always talks how much he likes you and said if I were to be in contact with you to say hi from him,” Duffy wrote...
  • Obama Peddles Global Warming Fantasies, Attacks Political Opponents at Taxpayer Expense

    07/01/2015 8:35:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Tom Fitton
    The most lavish expenditure on record to date was the first lady’s Africa trip and a single Honolulu vacation, which cost taxpayers $15,885,585.30 in flight expenses alone. The single largest expense for accommodations was for Michelle Obama’s side-trip to Dublin, Ireland, during the 2013 G-8 conference in Belfast, when she and her entourage booked 30 rooms at the five-star Shelbourne Hotel, with the first lady staying in the 1,500-square-foot Princess Grace suite at a cost of $3,500 a night. The total cost to taxpayers for the Obamas’ Ireland trip was $7,921,638.66.
  • Survey: Majority of Americans Not Interested in Gun Control for 2016

    07/01/2015 8:29:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In a Suffolk University/USA TODAY survey released on Tuesday, Americans said they do not want gun control to be a “significant subject” in the 2016 elections, by a margin of 52 to 43. The survey was conducted from June 25 to June 29, just over a week after the heinous attack in Charleston by alleged gunman Dylann Roof. According to Suffolk University, in addition to not wanting to hear about gun control in 2016, a majority of Americans do not believe increasing gun control via expanded background checks will curb mass violence. Fifty-six percent of respondents said it would not,...
  • Here’s Every 2016 GOP Candidate’s Response To The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling — And There’s A Divide

    07/01/2015 8:25:06 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | 6/26/2015 | Kyle Blaine
    Jeb Bush said he believed that the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make a decision on marriage, adding that it is “crucial that as a country we protect religious freedom and the right of conscience and also not discriminate.” “Guided by my faith, I believe in traditional marriage. I believe the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make this decision. I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, including those making lifetime commitments. In a country as diverse as ours, good people who have opposing views should be able to live...
  • LGBT Activists: Marriage Was Never the 'End Game'

    07/01/2015 7:55:13 AM PDT · by fwdude · 161 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 30, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Now, the real fight begins, say leaders in the LGBT movement. And it won’t be for the faint of heart. So-called “marriage equality” is not the end-game, according to the activists. It’s merely a window through which they will push for other rights, in housing, education, health care, employment and religious practice. An op-ed in the Nation, a left-of-center magazine, provided a playbook for LGBT rights activists moving forward from last Friday’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court proclaiming same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. In that op-ed, LGBT activists were encouraged to take the offensive against any...
  • Judicial Watch: Released Documents Confirm WH Officials Set Clinton’s Benghazi Response

    07/01/2015 7:50:16 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 31 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 29, 2015 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch today released new State Department documents showing that Hillary Clinton and the State Department’s response to the Benghazi attack was immediately determined by top Obama White House officials, particularly Ben Rhodes, then-White House deputy strategic communications adviser, and Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for the National Security Council. The new documents were forced from the U.S. State Department under court order in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01511)).
  • Fifty killed in North Sinai attacks claimed by Islamic State

    07/01/2015 7:44:25 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/2015 | Yusri Mohamed and Ahmed Hassan
    Islamic State militants launched a wide-scale coordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in which 50 people were killed, security sources said, the largest attack yet in the insurgency-hit province. Egyptian army F-16 jets and Apache helicopters strafed the region that lies within the Sinai Peninsula, a strategic area located between Israel, the Gaza Strip and the Suez Canal. It was the second high-profile attack in Egypt this week. On Monday, the prosecutor-general was killed in a car bombing in Cairo. The attacks raise questions about the government's ability to contain a Sinai-based insurgency that...
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Bush, Trump rising nationally for GOP, but both trail Clinton

    07/01/2015 7:37:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/01/2015 | By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    With nearly all of the expected 2016 presidential candidates formally in the race, a new CNN/ORC national poll finds two recent entrants to the GOP field on the rise, while Hillary Clinton maintains her position atop the Democratic field, though holding a slightly slimmer lead. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and businessman Donald Trump top the list of GOP presidential contenders following their back-to-back campaign launches in mid-June, and are the only two Republican candidates holding double-digit support among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Clinton, though, continues to lead all GOP candidates in head-to-head general election match-ups. Bush stands at 19%,...
  • Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account show she didn't know when cabinet meetings were held

    07/01/2015 7:29:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 07/01/2015 | By David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail
    FULL TITLE: Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account show she didn't know when cabinet meetings were held, was dumbfounded by a fax machine and emailed aides to fetch her iced tea Hillary Clinton's emails have been a subject of partisan finger-pointing and hand-wringing since the revelation in April that she had used a private home-brew server to store her messages during the four years she was secretary of state. On Tuesday the State Department released the first in a series of document-dumps comprising about 3,000 of the 55,000 pages Clinton turned over to State late last year. They describe the...
  • Uh Oh: Survey Shows Hillary Will Have a Tough Time Turning Out Democratic Voters

    07/01/2015 7:23:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Liberals are pros when it comes to getting people out to vote, but a new survey shows Hillary Clinton will have major trouble turning out Democrats in 2016. From Real Clear Politics (bolding is mine): Americans want change and reforms, but “people don’t think any of this is going to happen,” Stan Greenberg, chairman and CEO of polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, said during a reporter roundtable organized by the Christian Science Monitor. Their skepticism doesn’t turn on the idea of a Democratic nominee who would follow a two-term Democrat, President Obama. “It’s because the old political system is...
  • CNN Poll: 59% of Americans Glad That Federalism Is Dead

    07/01/2015 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-01-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    According to a new CNN poll, majorities support both SCOTUS’ ObamaCare and its gay marriage decision: "According to a new CNN/ORC poll, 63% support the Court’s ruling upholding government assistance for lower-income Americans buying health insurance through both state-operated and federally-run health insurance exchanges. Slightly fewer, 59%, say they back the ruling which made same-sex marriages legal in all 50 states." It’s not surprising that a majority of voters like ‘free money – which is undoubtedly what they think about ObamaCare subsidies – or that they support legalizing gay marriage. Previous polls showed that already. No, what’s shocking here is...
  • It's Walker Plus Six Also-Rans In Iowa GOP Caucus, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

    07/01/2015 7:05:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads the pack in the Iowa Republican Caucus, but his support is shrinking among likely Republican Caucus participants, as six other contenders battle for second place, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie is in 15th place, with 1 percent. Walker has 18 percent of likely GOP caucus participants, compared to 25 percent in a February 25 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University and 21 percent in a May 6 survey. Jostling for second place are Donald Trump and Ben Carson, at 10 percent each, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul...
  • FLASHBACK: David Axelrod didn't know about Hillary's private server (lying with practiced ease)

    07/01/2015 6:58:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner.com ^ | 7/1/15 | T. Becket Adams
    At the time he was Obama's WH advisor (and chief political strategist), David Axelrod said he was unaware Hillary conducted official State Dept business from an unauthorized, private server. But emails released Tuesday evening by the State Dept include his request for Hillary's private email address--and suggest he had every reason to know and raises questions about what else he knew. Asked last month in an interview whether he knew anything about Clinton's "homebrew" system when they worked together in the Obama administration, Axelrod responded, "I didn't know." However, correspondences from 2009 show that Axelrod may have had reason to...
  • Iowa poll: Trump takes second place behind Gov. Walker

    07/01/2015 6:48:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    CBS 58 ^ | July 1, 2015 | Dana Bishop
    CNN - Whatever New Hampshire saw in Donald Trump, it looks like Iowa is seeing it too. After taking second place in the latest New Hampshire polls, Trump is also claiming the silver in Iowa -- where he traveled hot off his announcement -- claiming 10% of support among likely caucus-goers, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues to lead the Republican field in the Hawkeye state with 18%, while Ben Carson tied with Trump for second. Walker has yet to announce he is running for president, but is expected to launch his campaign...
  • Walmart, Comcast Celebrate Gay Pride

    07/01/2015 6:36:14 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://www.aim.org ^ | June 30, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    “Homo is Healthy” was one of the signs on the official gay pride website for the big march celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage on Sunday, June 28, in New York City. It was brought to you, in part, by Walmart, a high-level Platinum sponsor that happens to be America’s largest private sector employer. The giant retailer was among a “Who’s Who” of corporate America that also included sponsors Coke, Netflix, Hilton, PBS, Macy’s and Comcast Universal (NBC). Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth covered the event, publishing photos of nearly naked men and a “leather” contingent on...
  • Exclusive — Jindal On ACLU Lawsuit Against His Religious Liberty Protections

    07/01/2015 6:29:25 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, tells Breitbart News exclusively that he’s appalled by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) decision to turn against defending civil liberties. “Their hypocrisy is absolutely stunning,” Jindal said when asked about how the ACLU’s website, and their legal argument history, is filled with defenses of religious liberty. ... Jindal’s interview with Breitbart News came just hours after the ACLU announced it would be suing Jindal over an executive order he issued in the state of Louisiana aimed at protecting religious freedom. The executive order, as Breitbart News reported, tried to protect...
  • Blumenthal gave diplomatic advice to Hillary Clinton as early as 2009, emails show

    07/01/2015 5:53:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 1, 2015
    Controversial adviser Sidney Blumenthal was sending then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton guidance on sensitive diplomatic matters much earlier than previously known, even as the White House was blocking him from becoming a part of her staff, according to emails released late Tuesday by the State Department. The emails, part of a series of document dumps from Clinton’s private email server from which she controversially conducted official State Department business, also show that Clinton paid special interest to the attempt to hire Blumenthal. Blumenthal served as a senior adviser to former President Bill Clinton between 1997 and 2001, but was reportedly...
  • Progressive Mass Hysteria (VDH)

    07/01/2015 4:01:44 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Thucydides uses the frightening story to warn of the wild — and often dangerous — swings in public opinion innate to democratic culture. The historian seems at times obsessed with these explosions of Athenian popular passions, offering an even longer and more hair-raising account of popular mood swings over invading Sicily. We forget sometimes that the Athenian democracy that gave us Sophocles and Pericles also, in a fit of unhinged outrage, executed Socrates by a majority vote of one of its popular courts. American democracy has become increasingly Athenian, as it periodically whips itself up into outbursts of frantic indignation....