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  • Chicago homicides [433 so far in 2015, protests in the street over ONE]

    11/25/2015 5:45:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    ....based on around-the-clock reporting by the Chicago Tribune staff....
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show November 25 2015.

    11/25/2015 4:10:13 AM PST · by GregB · 8 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • Why Does Global Warming Only Turn Muslims Into Terrorists?

    11/25/2015 4:06:01 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    Erick On The Radio ^ | 11/22/2015 | Erick Erickson
    Global warming is the cause of terrorism in the Middle East and around the world according to Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, and other Democrats. Let's add in the Prince of Wales. With a straight face they make this claim, ignoring any and all other evidence to the contrary. But if that is so, if global warming causes terrorism, then I think the Democrats need to answer this question: why does global warming only turn Muslims into terrorists? There are Jews in the Middle East and Africa. There are Christians in the Middle East and Africa. There are animists,...
  • [Low Energy] Jeb: Trump trying to 'create a grievous kind of culture'

    11/25/2015 3:34:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/15 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized front-runner Donald Trump's comments about Black Lives Matter protesters and Muslim-Americans, accusing the billionaire of trying to “create a grievous kind of culture."“Our country is too good for this,” Bush said in South Carolina, according to CNN. “This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks like is not going to work as a campaign tactic over the long haul,” he added. The former Florida governor slammed Trump for claiming that thousands of Muslim-Americans in New Jersey cheered as the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001, and said the roughing up...
  • Cruz: This president is beyond parody

    11/25/2015 3:19:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/15 | Daniel Chaitin
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Tex., criticized President Obama for being "out of touch" for comments he made Tuesday suggesting that stopping climate change would send a strong message to the Islamic State that Western values cannot be deterred by terrorism. Cruz, speaking to Fox News' Megyn Kelly, condemned Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry for telling Americans "that they think essentially your SUV in the driveway is a greater threat to our security than is ISIS, than is a nuclear Iran and it makes no sense whatsoever." "You know what would be a real rebuke to ISIS? When we...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - November 25, 2015

    11/25/2015 2:40:20 AM PST · by sneakers · 7 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up for a monthly fee. Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the auto-renew option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Republican campaign rhetoric has Muslim-Americans on edge

    11/24/2015 2:33:02 PM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 24, 2015 | JOSH CORNFIELD
    Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and distressing Muslims in the U.S.
  • Emails: CNN Reporter Coordinated With Hillary Aide To Smear Rand Paul During 2013 Benghazi..

    11/25/2015 2:24:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/25/15 | Chuck Ross
    A CNN reporter who was recently suspended for two weeks violating the network’s editorial guidelines showed up in a new trove of State Department emails released on Tuesday in which she appears to have coordinated social media posts with a top Hillary Clinton State Department aide during the former secretary of state’s Jan. 23, 2013 Senate testimony about the Benghazi attacks.The emails, which were released to the website Gawker, show that Elise Labott, a foreign affairs reporter at CNN, took guidance from Clinton aide Philippe Reines by posting a tweet criticizing Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul for asking Clinton tough questions...
  • Russia to deploy S-400 defense missile system to Khmeimim airbase in Syria - defense minister

    11/25/2015 1:34:05 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 47 replies
    RT ^ | 11-25-2015 | RT
    The Russian Air Force base in Latakia will be reinforced with S-400 SAM system, which will soon be deployed there, Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday. "An S-400 will be deployed on Khmeimim airbase in Syria," Shoigu said at a Defense Ministry meeting. On Tuesday, a Russian Su-24 was shot down by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet near the Turkish-Syrian border. One pilot died in the incident. The second one was rescued and brought to the Latakia airbase. Moscow maintains the jet did not violate Turkey's airspace. It ditched on Syria's territory 4km from the border. Shortly afterwards,...
  • 2nd Russian pilot rescued by Syrian Army

    11/25/2015 12:06:03 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Arutz ^ | 11-25-2015 | Arutz
    A Lebanese news agency reports that the Russian pilot whose plane was downed on Tuesday by Turkey was rescued by Syrian commando forces.
  • Peace for our time, President Obama?

    11/24/2015 10:31:46 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 24, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain landed at Heston Aerodrome in England and spoke to the crowds there: “The settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace. This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine. Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would just like to read it to you: … We regard...
  • Bromance on the Rocks: Surging Ted Cruz Begins to Poke Donald Trump

    11/24/2015 9:11:30 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 194 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/24/2015 | Sahil Kapur
    Ted Cruz's moment has arrived. Less than 10 weeks before Iowa voters their cast the first votes of the presidential campaign season in Feb. 1 caucuses, a new Quinnipiac poll shows the Texas senator statistically tied with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for the lead in the state. Perhaps not so coincidentally, Cruz is tentatively beginning to take on the brash New York billionaire after months of cozying up. Twice in recent days, the Texan has seized opportunities to distance himself from Trump's policies and rhetoric. First, Cruz disagreed with Trump after the New Yorker expressed openness to setting up...
  • Rubio calls to 'defend Turkey' against Putin

    11/24/2015 8:03:32 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 171 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 24 2015 | The Hill
    Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian jet fighter is a “critical moment” for the U.S. and its allies to stand up to Moscow, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday. Hours after the Kremlin condemned Turkey’s decision to shoot down the warplane for entering its airspace, Rubio warned against letting Russia get the upper hand. “It's important for us to be very clear that we will respond and defend Turkey if they come under assault from the Russians. Otherwise the entire NATO alliance comes into question,” Rubio, who is running for president, said on Fox News.
  • Thousands of Cubans stuck after Nicaragua declines to open border

    11/24/2015 7:04:15 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Reuters
    SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Thousands of Cubans remain stuck on the Costa Rican side of the border with Nicaragua after Managua refused at a regional summit on Tuesday to open its doors to a wave of migrants heading for the United States. Fearing the recent rapprochement between Havana and Washington could end preferential U.S. policies for Cuban migrants, thousands of people from the Communist-ruled island have been crossing into South America and traveling through Central America hoping to reach U.S. soil.Fearing the recent rapprochement between Havana and Washington could end preferential U.S. policies for Cuban migrants, thousands of people from...
  • Ted Cruz SLAMS Rubio on Amnesty!!

    11/24/2015 7:21:43 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 23 replies
    TheRightscoop ^ | 11/24/2015 | RightScoop
    Can you say Cruz Missile!!!!
  • Marco Rubio And the GOP Establishment Take Aim At Ted Cruz

    11/24/2015 7:07:54 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 29 replies
    Redstate ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Streiff
    I posted a bit earlier on the panic the GOP Establishment finds itself in over the rise of Donald Trump and his apparent immunity from traditional laws of political behavior and consequences. They are becoming just as panicked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. Now a Super Pac run by a major Rubio supporter is attacking Ted Cruz for his vote to rein in the data collection efforts by the NSA. Some conservatives have wondered whether Ted Cruz’s support for the USA Freedom Act, which curtailed the National Security Agency’s ability to collect metadata from phone records in bulk, would...

    11/24/2015 6:10:19 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 132 replies
    WND ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Douglas Ernst and Matt Drudge
    Matt Drudge: 'America has been arming ISIS'Rare tweet by media giant alludes to sinister Obama policy Matt Drudge’s first tweet in months came with a cryptic message: “America has been arming ISIS.” The Obama administration has been plagued for weeks over news U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels were inadvertently winding up in the hands of terror groups. The media giant’s tweet on Tuesday alludes to something far more sinister. Major media outlets covered the ineptitude of Obama’s U.S.-trained rebels in early November, but there was no evidence he purposefully sent weapons to terror networks determined to attack America....
  • VIDEO: Replay of Donald Trump Speech in Myrtle Beach

    11/24/2015 6:35:23 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 11 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-24-15 | Donald Trump
    Thought I'd post this for anyone who missed it live. HAPPY Thanksgiving to all! November 24, 2015: It was YUGE. GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump held a campaign rally and gave a speech to an overflow crowd at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Vote Now: Who Should Be TIME’s Person of the Year?

    11/24/2015 6:21:26 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 67 replies
    Time ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | TIME Staff
  • Obama calls Turkish president to discuss downing of Russian warplane

    11/24/2015 6:06:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on the need to reduce tensions after Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane flying near the country's border with Syria, the White House said Tuesday. Obama voiced support "for Turkey's right to defend its sovereignty" during a phone call with Erdogan, according to a White House statement. "The leaders agreed on the importance of de-escalating the situation and pursuing arrangements to ensure that such incidents do not happen again," the White House added. U.S. and NATO officials said Tuesday the Russian jet entered Turkish airspace, according to the Associated Press....
  • BUSTED: Anti-Trump Consultant Liz Mair Paid $15K A Month By Dictator (WITH UPDATE)

    11/24/2015 5:43:35 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 35 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 11-24-2015 | Charles C, Johnson
    Failed political consultant Liz Mair is crowd funding a political attack on billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump and she’s getting noticed.
  • Do African-Americans have Post Obama Blues? (VANITY)

    11/24/2015 5:25:29 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Seeing the likely riots about to break out in Chicago tonight and the ongoing college campus insanity, my theory is blacks have entered a post-Obama depression. They thought electing a black president would improve their lives. Instead, the Democrat party has replaced them with Hispanics both in terms of political power numbers and in the job front. Young African-Americans are at 50% unemployment in major cities. By all measurable numbers, things have gotten worse for blacks in the last 7 years. Aside from the astro turf aspect of movements like Black Live Matters (Soros and company wanting to keep a...
  • Sarah Palin on Potential ’16 Endorsement: Immigration ‘Huge on My List’

    11/24/2015 5:23:55 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 24, 2015 | by TONY LEE
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said where GOP candidates stand on amnesty and immigration will be “huge” in determining which candidate she potentially endorses in this election cycle if she decides to make an endorsement that may well determine who will win the GOP presidential nomination. Palin praised Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)82% —who is the top champion of American workers in Congress—saying that he is “so good on immigration.” She added that it is probably “his number one issue that he thinks is most impacting on the future of America.” “He’s going to pick one candidate who’s strongest on that...
  • Clinton skips MoveOn candidate forum

    11/24/2015 5:19:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton skipped the MoveOn.org candidate forum, opting against answering questions from members of one of the nation's largest progressive groups.Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, was not among the candidates taking questions in a video of the event released with little fanfare on Tuesday, as first reported by MSNBC.Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.), the other two remaining Democratic presidential candidates, took part in the forum.Anna Galland, the executive director of the group's non-profit wing, warned that the decision could hurt Clinton's ability to motivate progressives."It’s a shame that Secretary Clinton declined to participate in the MoveOn...
  • DNC offers holiday guide for dealing with Republican relatives

    11/24/2015 5:14:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 84 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/24/15 | Kelly Riddell
    The Democratic National Committee sent an email Tuesday to supporters with advice on how to talk to their Republican relatives during the holiday season, referring them to a website aimed at debunking right-wing talking points.“It’s that time of year — full of food and fun and celebrating with family and friends. But we here at the DNC know that occasionally all that togetherness can lead to some … let’s call them ‘lively’ conversations about politics with one Republican uncle,” reads the email, sent by Luis Miranda, DNC communications director. “So I’m officially deputizing you to serve as a Deputy Democratic Spokesperson...
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of Leading Kentucky Pastor

    11/24/2015 4:59:31 PM PST · by Isara · 2 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/24/15
    Dr. Jeffrey Fugate supports Ted Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Dr. Jeff Fugate, a prominent Independent Baptist pastor in Kentucky.Dr. Jeffery J. Fugate became the pastor of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church in 1991, with 18 people attending his first service as pastor. Now, more than 2,000 people call Clays Mill Road Baptist Church their church home. He has led many outreach ministries, specifically serving as founder of Commonwealth Baptist College and Clays Mill Road Baptist Christian Academy, and has been instrumental in starting 28 new churches in Kentucky and other...
  • Poll Update: Bernie Sanders - Rock Star

    11/24/2015 4:54:14 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 1 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 11/24/15 | Reid Wilson
    In today’s edition: Cruz and Rubio on the rise; the Republican race, in two poll questions; what next decade’s House of Representatives will look like; none of us trust each other; white Christians declining as share of population; Obama’s terrible ISIS poll numbers; and Americans are looking forward to the Iowa caucuses. Bernie Sanders is the Most Popular Senator in America Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent running for the Democratic presidential nomination, has eschewed party labels during his decades-long political career. And voters in his home state love him for it. SNIP A new Morning Consult tracking survey out...
  • National Polling Results [Trump 37%, Carson 15, Rubio 14, Cruz 12]

    11/24/2015 4:46:11 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 38 replies
    Gravis/OAN ^ | 11/24/15 | Gravis
    Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 1,051 registered voters in the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of ± 3.0% (4.3% for the 523 Republicans and the 528 Democrats). The total may not round to 100% because of rounding. The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls (IVR technology) and weighted by voting demographics. The poll was conducted for One America News Network.
  • GOP leader says Edwards backs New Orleans Democrat for (Louisiana) House speaker

    11/24/2015 4:09:08 PM PST · by abb · 28 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 24, 2015 | Mark Ballard
    Governor-elect John Bel Edwards told Republican House leaders Tuesday afternoon that he backed New Orleans Rep. Walt Leger III, a fellow Democrat as Speaker of the House, Majority Leader Lance Harris said. The Republican majority in the Louisiana House would prefer one its members in the top leadership role and passed a resolution to that effect during a meeting in the State Capitol. The 61 GOP representatives in the 105-member Louisiana House met for several hours behind closed doors to discuss how to handle the incoming administration of a Democratic Party governor. Traditionally, Louisiana governors choose the leaders of each...
  • Poll: Mitch McConnell Is The Most Unpopular U.S. Senator

    11/24/2015 4:05:57 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/24/15 | Michelle Fields
    Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell is the most unpopular U.S. Senator, according to a new national survey. The poll released by Morning Consult finds McConnell is the only senator with a disapproval rating higher than 50 percent. McConnell has a 52 percent disapproval rating among Kentucky voters, while only 38 percent approve of his job performance. Sen. Gary Peters and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) have the lowest approval rating among their constituents at 37 percent. The most popular U.S. Senator is presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, with 83 percent of respondents saying they approve of his job...
  • Watch Live: Donald Trump Rally in Myrtle Beach, SC (11-24-15)

    11/24/2015 3:56:17 PM PST · by jennychase · 148 replies
    youtube ^ | rightside
    Watch Live: Donald Trump Rally in Myrtle Beach, SC (11-24-15)
  • Gallup poll: Carson's net favorability plummets

    11/24/2015 3:48:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    A new poll shows Ben Carson's net favorability rating has dropped 12 percentage points, while Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz's favorability ratings have each risen nine points. The GOP presidential candidates' favorability rankings have undergone some massive shifts, according to Gallup's Daily tracking poll. Carson has long held the largest net favorability rating among the Republican candidates, but the senators are gaining ground fast. Carson's net favorability rating is 49 percentage points, while Rubio's net favorability rating is 48 points, and Cruz's net rating is at 45 points, according to data collected from a survey conducted since November 6. "For...
  • Team Rubio’s Pathetic National Security Attack on Cruz

    11/24/2015 3:32:22 PM PST · by Isara · 12 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 24th, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    We are now back to the arsonist blaming the firefighter for arson, again.  This time Marco Rubio’s backers have really stepped in it with Iowa voters by running an ad insinuating that Cruz is responsible for Paris-style terror attacks because he voted to reform the NSA bulk data collection.  The Cruz campaign probably couldn’t pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state.    Sean Noble, a Rubio backer, is running $200,000 worth of ads in Iowa through his 501(c)4 group assailing Cruz as weak on national security because he championed the...
  • Ted Cruz's Protectionist Gamble

    11/24/2015 3:14:52 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Elaina Plott
    On Friday, during a campaign stop in Harlan, Iowa, Ted Cruz made clear his stance on President Obama's Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), telling a crowd of supporters that the colossal 12 nation trade accord was "deeply concerning." "There are a number of Republicans on that [debate] stage who support TPP, who support [Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)]," Cruz said, according to the Des Moines Register. "I voted against TPA, and I intend to vote against TPP." Now that the 5,594-page text of the TPP has been made public, grassroots conservatives are voicing their case against the deal, and Cruz is staking...
  • Greenfield: Everything is Fine until the Bombs Go Off.

    11/24/2015 4:20:42 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog/Front Page Magazine ^ | Monday, November 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, November 23, 2015 Everything's Fine Until the Bombs Go Off Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Last month, French President Francois Hollande ridiculed the idea that the massive numbers of Muslim migrants entering his country were any kind of threat. “Those who argue that we are being invaded are manipulators and falsifiers, who do this only for political reasons, to scare,” the left-wing politician huffed. And then the pudgy little Socialist had to be rapidly evacuated from France’s national soccer stadium after one of those refugees blew himself up trying to reach Monsieur le Président, and...
  • HIDDEN CAM: Lovefest Between Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin and Syrian Refugees

    11/24/2015 2:47:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Lovefest Between Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin and Syrian Refugees Captured on Undercover Video Syrian Refugees in Greece Open to Use of Fake Passports Also Support Clinton Campaign Under Orders Not to Record or Post Video at NYC Clinton Fundraiser, Huma Expresses Support of Syrian Refugees Syrian Refugees Hope to Make it to Germany and Eventually U.S. While Clinton Campaign Supports Their Trek  (New York) Best-selling author and award winning video journalist James O’Keefe has just released undercover video of two related events dealing with Syrian refugees. The first of these is at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser for women, where...
  • Joe Lieberman: Media exaggerates Obama-Netanyahu hostility

    11/24/2015 2:47:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/15 | Ari Soffer
    Relations between Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama are not quite as bad as they have been made out to be - and things could yet improve in the coming months, according to former leading Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman. Speaking at Haifa University Tuesday, Lieberman - who served as Senator from 1988-2012, during which time he was nominated as the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate - did acknowledge that the personal relationship between the two was far from perfect. Lieberman was the keynote speaker at the opening of the third session of the Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies at the...
  • NH rejects efforts to keep Trump, Sanders off ballot (and Cruz & Rubio)

    11/24/2015 2:44:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Lisa Hagen
    A New Hampshire agency has rejected efforts to keep four presidential candidates off the ballot. The New Hampshire Ballot Commission upheld New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner's decision to allow Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on the Democratic primary ballot and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), as well as real estate mogul Donald Trump on the GOP primary ballot. Commission Chairman Bradford Cook said all decisions were unanimous. The decision on Sanders came in response to a complaint that argued was he was ineligible to run as a Democrat because he was elected and currently serves as...
  • How Long Did It Take John Bel Edwards To Break His First Campaign Promise?

    11/24/2015 2:42:52 PM PST · by abb · 22 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 24, 2015 | Kevin Boyd
    The answer is less than 24 hours after he was elected. John Bel Edwards tried to run an issue free campaign for governor. Instead, he made the election about David Vitter’s character. While he was busy destroying a good man, Edwards didn’t really go into his vision for Louisiana. Despite his best efforts though, he made some promises to the state. One of them was to hold two special sessions this coming year to deal with structural budget crisis the state is in. Here’s John Bel Edwards making the case via some questions posed on social media. Plans or priorities...
  • Cruz surges in Iowa

    11/24/2015 2:12:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/15 | Katie Glueck
    Ted Cruz, buoyed by tea party support and the backing of much of the conservative wing of the Republican Party, has surged to a virtual tie with Donald Trump in Iowa, generating the kind of momentum his team thinks will carry him deep into primary season. “Sixty-eight days until Iowa,” said Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier, when asked whether the Texas senator was peaking too soon. “It’s game time.” A Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday found Cruz essentially deadlocked with longtime poll-leader Donald Trump in Iowa: Trump stood at 25 percent and Cruz at 23 percent, within the margin of error....
  • Terrorism Deaths Quadruple Under Obama

    11/24/2015 2:10:36 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Chriss W. Street
    The worldwide number of annual terrorist deaths has more than quadrupled since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009. Deaths from terrorism increased 80 percent last year to an all-time-record of 32,658 people killed, compared to 18,111 in 2013. The number is up about 426 percent from the 7,654 killed by terrorists in 2008 under President Bush, according to the latest report from ‘Vision of Humanity.’
  • What Will Trump Do After Ted Cruz's Big Surge in Iowa?

    11/24/2015 1:50:58 PM PST · by VinL · 74 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/24/15 | Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz has surged into a statistical tie with Donald Trump in Iowa, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. With two-and-a-half months left until the Iowa caucuses, Trump leads in the Hawkeye State with 25 percent, but Cruz has now surged to 23 percent. Ben Carson follows at 18 percent, with Sen. Marco Rubio at 13 percent. Jeb Bush garnered only four percent in the survey, one point behind Sen. Rand Paul. Trump went on the attack a few weeks ago against Carson after the retired neurosurgeon jumped in the polls. Bill Hemmer asked FoxNews.com digital politics editor...
  • Trump campaign manager: Media suppressing proof of 9/11 claim

    11/24/2015 2:01:47 PM PST · by detective · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday continued to double down on the real estate mogul’s controversial claim that he saw “thousands and thousands” of Muslim-Americans cheering in New Jersey following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "For the mainstream media to go out and say that this didn’t happen is just factually inaccurate,” Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Breitbart News.
  • Why Does Official Washington So Hate Trump?

    11/24/2015 1:54:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, I want to pose a question to you. I mean, I've got my own answer to this, but I would be really curious to know what you really think. No cliched responses, please. Why do the mainstream media and the Washington...? Well, it's all the same. Why does official Washington so hate Trump? What is it that they so fear? What is it do you think that explains it? This is irrational. You can have any number of candidates come along over the years that they disagree with and don't like, like a Pat Buchanan or...
  • Rubio backer is behind new anti-Ted Cruz add

    11/24/2015 1:29:29 PM PST · by ripnbang · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | November 24, 2015 | Shane Goldmacher
    The political operative behind the nonprofit that just began attacking Ted Cruz in Iowa is a Marco Rubio backer who served as a co-host of a fundraiser for the Florida senator last week. Sean Noble is the founder of American Encore, a 501(c)4 nonprofit, which is paying $200,000 to air an ad in Des Moines that accuses Cruz of voting to “weaken national security” and urges him to “stop leading from behind.” Noble said that while he personally is backing Rubio — he served as a co-host of scotch and cigars fundraiser in Arizona last week — his group is...
  • How Obama's Response to ISIS Is Boosting Trump and Cruz

    11/24/2015 1:29:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times
    President Obama’s low-key response to the recent ISIS attacks in Paris has turned off many Americans, even as the bombastic, tough-guy talk of Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is resonating with Republican voters, according to new polling data. Obama, who drew sharp criticism from Republicans and some Democrats for his response to the deadly Nov. 13 terrorist attacks, met on Tuesday in Washington with French President Francois Hollande, who is seeking to bolster international cooperation and intensified attacks against ISIS forces. Obama said that the United States stands united in “total solidarity with France,” but he did not...
  • Why Donald Trump may think he saw people cheering on 9/11

    11/24/2015 1:25:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/24/2015 | By Max Ehrenfreund
    There's a difference between a lie and an honest mistake. However slight, it's a crucial distinction in politics, and especially in the campaign of Donald Trump.On Saturday, the real-estate magnate insisted that after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he watched news footage of "thousands of thousands of people" celebrating in northern New Jersey -- "where you have large Arab populations," in his words.Journalists have searched news archives for any evidence of such footage and turned up empty handed. Public officials and law enforcement in New Jersey say Trump's account is utterly false.But Trump's assertion might not be a...
  • Trump Derangement Syndrome Reaches Fever Pitch

    11/24/2015 12:38:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Holy cow, folks. Trump Derangement Syndrome is spreading. Trump Derangement Syndrome is everywhere. It literally is everywhere. Well, we're not deranged here because we don't get deranged about anything, but, I mean, the Drive-Bys, the Democrats, many in the Republican Party are just beside themselves now. They don't know what to do. For example, from CBS News: "Get Trump Off Ballot, Demands Ex-New Hampshire GOP Leader -- A former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party wants Donald Trump off the state's GOP presidential primary ballot." The guy's name is Fergus Cullen. "Fergus Cullen filed a formal...
  • Exposed: Obama’s Love for Jihadis and Hate for Christians

    11/24/2015 12:24:40 PM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | Monday Nov 23, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim |
    Obama recently lashed out against the idea of giving preference to Christian refugees, describing it as "shameful:": "That's not American. That's not who we are. We don't have religious tests to our compassion," loftily added the American president.
  • Obama Lectures On Refugees: "We Must Uphold Our Ideals Now"

    11/24/2015 12:18:57 PM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a press conference with French President Francois Hollande, President Barack Obama declared it “our humanitarian duty” to help out with refugees fleeing the Middle East. Obama said, “Americans will not be terrorized. I say all this because another part of being vigilant, another part of defeating terrorists like ISIL is upholding the rights and freedoms that define our two great republics. That includes freedom of religion.