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  • Why this liberal woman who voted for Obama twice no longer supports Obamacare

    03/04/2015 5:27:29 AM PST · by lowbridge
    twitchy.com ^ | march 3, 2015
    Dear @CoveredCA - you've turned a staunch supporter of #Obamacare into an opponent. Id rather die broke than have to go thru your exchange. 4:50 PM - 23 Feb 2015 Four years ago, San Francisco resident Melissa Klein was an ardent supporter of President Obama and Obamacare. Not anymore. In an open letter to Obama, she said she has changed her mind: [A]s of today I’ve stopped making excuses for you and this system. It’s time to get your shit together. If I knew then, what I know now, I would have foregone insurance and taken the tax penalty. In fact, I’d rather...
  • Ben Carson says being gay is a choice, citing prison example

    03/04/2015 5:18:07 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/04/2015 | Nick Gass
    Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and potential Republican presidential candidate, said Wednesday that “a lot of people who go into prison straight, and when they come out they’re gay.” The remarks were made on CNN’s “New Day” in response to a question from host Chris Cuomo, who asked if Carson thought being gay was a “choice.” “Absolutely,” Carson replied. Asked why, he went on to explain his prison theory. “So did something happen while they were in there?” he said. “Ask yourself that question.”
  • 11 Photos Prove Hillary Clinton Is A Tired Old Woman Who Should Never Be President

    03/04/2015 5:17:56 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    Is That Baloney? ^ | 1/9/2015 | ITB Staff
    These are the photos that Team Hillary probably doesn't want you to see. Why? Because they make Hillary Clinton look like the tired, old, mean woman she really is. And who wants a tired, old, mean woman who's husband is a sex offender to be president? From Hillary's failed attempt as First Lady to implement Hillary Care (which would have been illegal, since the First Lady has no legislative power), to her disastrous coddling to a wimpy Commander In Chief as a Secretary of State, to the murderous crime of Benghazi that no one has had to face any consequences...
  • NR’s Charles Cooke on Hillary’s homebrew server: ‘This was premeditated and it was corrupt’

    03/04/2015 5:02:50 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | Charles Cooke
    Hillary Clinton used a homebrew server to conduct official State Department business. National Review writer Charles Cooke doesn’t seem to think what Mrs. Clinton did is “cool” or “badass.”
  • Poll: Scott Walker Pulls Even with Jeb Bush in Florida

    03/04/2015 4:44:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2015 | Howie Carr
    BOSTON – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has closed to within one point of favorite son former Gov. John Ellis (“Jeb”) Bush in Bush’s home state of Florida, according to a new poll of GOP voters in the Sunshine State. Bush leads Walker, 23-22, in a poll this week of 508 Florida Republicans by Gravis Insights, a Florida-based non-partisan research firm. The poll was conducted for the Howie Carr radio show. In third place was another favorite son, FL Sen. Marco Rubio, with 11 percent. Former AR Gov. Mike Huckabee had 10 percent, ahead of retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson with...
  • State Department says Netanyahu twisted Kerry's words in speech to Congress

    03/04/2015 4:33:50 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 04, 2015
    The State Department accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of taking congressional testimony by Secretary of State John Kerry out of context in Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday. In a statement released early Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki quoted in full an article written on the website FactCheck.org that claimed certain remarks made by Netanyahu about Iran's nuclear program "misrepresented what Kerry had said" in testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Feb. 25. In his address, Netanyahu said Kerry had disclosed that Iran could "legitimately possess" 190,000 centrifuges for the enrichment of uranium by...
  • State Department Funds Anti-Israel Extremists

    03/04/2015 4:29:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ronn Torossian
    State Department Funds Anti-Israel ExtremistsPosted By Ronn Torossian On March 4, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments The U.S. State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) offers what they describe as assistance, training and support to groups and individuals striving to “create positive change in society.” MEPI works in 18 countries and territories, partnering with civil society organizations, community leaders, youth and women activists and private sector groups to advance “reform.” On their website, the State Department describes their efforts as an approach that is “bottom-up and grassroots, responding directly to local interests and needs.”MEPI’s emphasis is...
  • Hillary’s Public Records Deception

    03/04/2015 4:27:20 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 4, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Hillary’s Public Records DeceptionPosted By Arnold Ahlert On March 4, 2015 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments In yet another damning revelation underscoring her unfitness for the presidency, Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email account to conduct government business during her four-year tenure as Secretary of State. According to State Department officials, Clinton may have violated the Federal Records Act requiring correspondence by government officials to be retained as part of the agency’s records.A National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) bulletin issued in 2013 makes it even clearer. Explaining that there may be times when the use of a personal...
  • Jeb Bush is not a winner for Republicans

    03/04/2015 4:26:27 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Adriana Cohen
    If the GOP wants to take the White House in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is not their man. Two red flags that can't be overlooked: The Bush brand has been tarnished. And Jeb is yet another moderate, establishment Republican, like Mitt Romney and John McCain, who voters rejected the past two elections. Why endorse yet another moderate/establishment type only to lose yet again? It's time for the GOP to be bold. Republicans can elect a real conservative and/or Tea Party candidate who wants to repeal Obamacare, grow the economy, shrink intrusive big government and wipe ISIS off the...
  • The Hillary Cover-Up and the End of Democracy

    03/04/2015 4:26:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, The New York Times reported that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never — not once — used her official State Department email address for her official communications. Instead, she utilized a private email account, effectively protecting her emails from public scrutiny. The Washington Post then broke the news that Hillary had registered her email address the same day her confirmation hearings for secretary of state began. In other words, Hillary knew she would be secretary of state conducting official business, and coincidentally opened a private email account at the same time to guard her from Freedom of...
  • Bad Ideas Breed Bad Foreign Policy

    03/04/2015 4:24:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 4, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Barack Obama’s foreign policy will go down in U.S. history as one of the most dangerously inept ever. Created by equal amounts of ignorance, arrogance, and partisan politics, the president’s policies have left behind a world in which rivals and enemies are on the march, while allies and friends are endangered and alienated. He deserves the opprobrium with which future history should load him. But focusing on individuals and their personal flaws can prevent us from seeing the larger bad ideas that transcend any one person or party. We justly remember British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain as the architect of...
  • When media, journalism diverge [navel gazing by the Left]

    03/04/2015 2:59:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    News Journal - Longview TX ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    You’ll have to excuse some of my journalism colleagues. They’re not themselves lately. When someone is attacked by a mob of critics, we’re not supposed to pile on additional and unnecessary criticism. It used to be unseemly to beat a dead horse; now it’s how too many in the Fourth Estate spend much of their time — especially if the horse is really an elephant. All too often the folks who get piled on by the media are conservatives and Republicans. People like Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. In a previous incarnation as a reporter for CBS News many years ago,...
  • Perry to Clinton: 'Where's your loyalty?'

    03/04/2015 2:43:49 AM PST · by South40 · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 28 FEB 2015 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)Rick Perry says the Hillary Clinton's namesake family foundation's acceptance of foreign countries' contributions while she served as secretary of state poses a huge problem for her expected presidential campaign. The former Texas governor and widely-expected Republican 2016 candidate said in an interview with CNN's Dana Bash that the contributions reported in recent weeks to the Clinton Foundation call the Democratic frontrunner's loyalty into question. "I think it falls flat in the face of the American people when it comes to, are you going to trust an individual who has taken that much money from a foreign source? Where's your...
  • Why Vote Republican?

    03/04/2015 2:40:26 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 4, 2015 | Brian C Joondeph
    Republicans, fresh from landslide victories in congressional, state, and local elections, were well-positioned to flex their newfound muscle by re-establishing constitutional checks and balances on an overzealous executive branch. Instead, Senate Majority Leader McConnell folded like a cheap suit, abandoning efforts to defund President Obama’s amnesty efforts. Tell me again why we need Republican majorities in Congress. Why can’t Senator McConnell trigger the same “nuclear option” now? What about Obamacare? It remains alive and well despite Republican promises to “repeal and replace.”The latest excuse from Republican leadership is that they need the White House before they can accomplish anything. Really?...
  • Gov. Scott Walker on Discerning God’s Will

    03/04/2015 1:49:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | March 3, 2015 | Warren Cole Smith, World News Service
    This week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker moved closer to a 2016 White House run by hiring more key staffers. A pair of Washington veterans have signed on to help coordinate the governor’s foreign and domestic policy. He also added more political staff this past week in New Hampshire. On Monday, Walker spoke at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, where I caught up with him and asked about his pro-life views and the college degree he never got. You said you haven’t yet decided whether to run for president. What’s going to help you make that decision? I think getting around...
  • Rasmussen: Scott Walker a Contender vs. Hillary Clinton

    03/04/2015 1:15:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    With Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s numbers and name recognition climbing, Rasmussen Reports is out with a new poll that has him giving “likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton a run for her money,” now that Walker is seen as at the head of the GOP pack of potential candidates. Forty-six percent (46%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they would vote for Clinton in a matchup with Walker if the 2016 presidential contest were held today. But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that nearly as many (41%) would choose Walker instead. Eight percent (8%) prefer some other candidate, while...
  • Why Don’t Libertarians Like Scott Walker? [Is Rand worried?]

    03/04/2015 12:20:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | March 3, 2015 | Charles Barr
    While Scott Walker is touring the country trying to stay atop of the polls for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination, his home state of Wisconsin is struggling to keep people in the state. Since 2013, nearly 2,300 people have left the state of Wisconsin and the household income has slipped about .01%. If we don’t consider these small, nit-picky numbers, the economic prospects of the state are great – Wisconsin went from number 49 on the economic prospects to number 21. Walker himself laid out most of his economic success stories in his CPAC speech this past weekend, most of...
  • Scott Walker as Sen. Joe McCarthy

    03/03/2015 11:32:48 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Shepherd Express - Milwaukee ^ | March 4, 2015 | Joel McNally
    It’s time to consider whether Gov. Scott Walker is intentionally employing the brazenly dishonest tactics of Sen. Joe McCarthy, who previously held the title as the most dangerous national politician to come out of Wisconsin. Since the 1950s, right-wing Sen. McCarthy has been the worst stain on both Wisconsin politics and the Republican Party nationally. McCarthy achieved that distinction by getting an entire, shameful era in U.S. politics—the McCarthy Era—named after him. McCarthyism turned the ’50s into a reckless, anti-Communist witch hunt as Wisconsin’s Republican senator made wildly irresponsible, untruthful accusations about Communists subverting our government (the moderate Eisenhower administration!),...
  • Sen. Cruz Introduces the Health Care Choice Act

    03/03/2015 9:47:47 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | March 3, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Bill would eliminate destructive and costly insurance mandates while giving consumers more choice and freedom WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today introduced the Health Care Choice Act, which would remove Obamacare's costly insurance mandates and allow residents in one state the option to purchase a health insurance plan of their choice in any other state. The bill is cosponsored by Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and David Vitter (R-LA). Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 543. "Every last word of Obamacare must be...
  • Ted Cruz leads latest GOP alternative to Obamacare

    03/03/2015 9:40:40 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 3, 2015 | 8:19 pm | Robert King
    Conservative firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is spearheading an alternative to Obamacare in the GOP's latest bid to show the Supreme Court it has a Plan B if the court eliminates subsidies for millions of Obamacare customers.The bill filed by the Texas senator Tuesday would remove the healthcare law's insurance mandate and allow residents in one state the option to purchase a health plan of their choice in any other state. It is co-sponsored by Sens. John Barrasso of Wyoming, Mike Crapo of Idaho and Marco Rubio of Florida, all Republicans.Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., introduced companion legislation in the House, according...
  • Bloomberg’s Amazingly Inaccurate Ad to Keep Areas Gun-Free Zones

    03/03/2015 9:32:58 PM PST · by richardb72 · 4 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | MARCH 4, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Bloomberg's argument here is that the bill to allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry on school property is really an attempt to let criminals carry guns around schools. The fact that people will need a permit that requires a criminal background check is never mentioned. So what is the rate that permit holders cause problems? It is very, very rare. . . .
  • "Arizona, please FIRE John McCain!"

    03/03/2015 8:54:44 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 41 replies
    Secure Liberty ^ | March 3, 2015 | We the People
    To the Citizens of the great State of Arizona, We would like to ask a huge favor of you. To put it bluntly, we're asking you to fire your senior U.S. Senator, John McCain, in 2016. The U.S. Senate was instituted by America's founders to be representative of the several states. U.S. Senators were originally chosen by the state legislatures. But a century ago, the people of this country saw fit to amend the U.S. Constitution and to thereafter elect candidates to that body by a direct vote of the people of each state. That's why we're writing to...
  • Woman who threw shoe at Hillary Clinton to stay in Arizona

    03/03/2015 8:19:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2015 7:06 PM EST | Ken Ritter
    A woman who threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech the former secretary of state made in Las Vegas last April has been sentenced to one year of federal supervision in her home state of Arizona, her defense attorney said Tuesday. Alison Michelle Ernst, 37, of Phoenix, also was sentenced Monday to undergo mental health treatment at the discretion of probation officials, said William Carrico, the deputy federal public defender who handled her case. U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr. told Ernst to have no contact with Clinton or anyone protected by the Secret Service....
  • FR EXCLUSIVE: The gmail identity that Hillary was unable to procure

    03/03/2015 8:15:20 PM PST · by doug from upland · 34 replies
    google and tiny pic ^ | 3-3-2015 | dfu
    Hillary was probably fuming when she discovered that someone took a gmail identity before she could get it. That someone was me. If government official around the world received emails from her that were not on a State Department server, they could be assured that it was really her. If she really would like to have it, I am willing to sell it for a price. Let's see, how much did she make on those cattle futures?
  • SUCCESS! Obama supports Syrian rebel group with high-tech weapons

    03/03/2015 8:12:09 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/3/2015 | The Right Scoop
    A ‘moderate rebel’ group in Syria that the U.S. helped create, called the Hazm Network, has fallen apart after recently being defeated by Jahbat al-Nusra, an al-Qaida linked terrorist group. The Hazm Network gave all their US weapons to al-Nusra and took off to join the Shamiah Front, another Muslim Brotherhood group in Syria that includes hardline Salafis.
  • New Mexico: House Approves Two Right-To-Carry Reform Bills

    03/03/2015 6:39:27 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 4 replies
    NRA-ILA.org ^ | March 3, 2015 | NRA-ILA
    https://www.nraila.org/articles/20150303/new-mexico-house-approves-two-right-to-carry-reform-bills | New Mexico: House Approves Two Right-To-Carry Reform Bills On Monday, the New Mexico House of Representatives approved House Bill 106 by a 48 to 19 vote, with the measure receiving unanimous support from the House Republican Caucus and roughly a dozen members of the minority party. HB 106, sponsored by state Representative Paul Bandy (R-Aztec), extends the renewal period for a concealed handgun license from 60 to 90 days before and after it expires, removes the fingerprint requirement for license renewals and eliminates the mid-term two-year refresher course. Additionally, the House approved House Bill 189 by a 39...
  • IRAN REJECTS OBAMA’S NUCLEAR DEAL

    03/03/2015 6:23:17 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    Allen West Republic ^ | 3-3-15 | Allen West Republic
    Iran is still getting the final say. Not the United States, not Israel…… but Iran. When did the greatest super power in the world let a terrorist regime dictate a nuclear deal? When? 2009 When Barack Hussein Obama took office. Bowing down to diplomats worldwide. Apologizing to countries for no reason at all and making us the laughing stock of the world. This president and his administration are doing exactly what they said they would do “fundamentally transforming” the greatest and freest nation on the globe.
  • Early-riser Bloomberg irks sleepy-eyed staffers

    03/03/2015 6:19:25 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 1, 2015 | Gary Buiso
    Michael Bloomberg is back at the company he founded ... Everyone who works for him is hoping he leaves, but since they can’t say that outright, they’re hoping it will get leaked to the press
  • Sen. Cruz introduces the Health Care Choice Act

    03/03/2015 5:54:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    KETK-TV ^ | March 3, 2015
    Bill would eliminate destructive and costly insurance mandates while giving consumers more choice and freedom Washington, D.C. (Office of Ted Cruz) — On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced the Health Care Choice Act, which would remove Obamacare’s costly insurance mandates and allow residents in one state the option to purchase a health insurance plan of their choice in any other state. The bill is cosponsored by Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and David Vitter (R-LA). Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 543. "Every last...
  • Why Ted Cruz is constitutionally qualified to be president

    03/03/2015 5:44:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    I read the comments sections on my articles. One of the comments I see consistently is "I like Ted Cruz, but I am worried he is not constitutionally qualified to be president." So I decided to look into the issue. After doing some research, here's what I discovered: Ted Cruz was born in Canada. He had (past tense) Canadian citizenship, which he was entitled to automatically, having been born in Canada, and which he has since renounced. He was also born with American citizenship. His mother was an American; his father was not. The Constitution says any candidate for president...
  • Herzog: Netanyahu's Congress speech will boomerang on Israel

    03/03/2015 5:12:43 PM PST · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/03/2015 20:33 | By GIL HOFFMAN, TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Opposition leader Isaac Herzog condemned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday in an address he chose to deliver in Nir Moshe, a community near the Gaza Strip. Herzog said he could have gone to Washington but decided to remain in Israel to deal with the problems inside the country. “There is no doubt the prime minister knows how to speak well, but the truth is that the speech, as impressive as it was, did not prevent a nuclear Iran and won’t impact a deal that is being drafted – not on its content, nor on its timetable,”...
  • Maybe Hillary Clinton Should Retire Her White House Dreams

    03/03/2015 4:27:08 PM PST · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ron Fournier
    Maybe she should stay at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, where the former secretary of State could continue her life's work of building stronger economies, health care systems, and families. Give paid speeches. Write best-selling books. Spend time with Charlotte, her beloved granddaughter.
  • House Democrats' Response to Prime Minister Netanyahu Address to Congress (45 minute video)

    03/03/2015 4:26:22 PM PST · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    C-Span ^ | March 3, 2015
    House Democrats responded to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress. They criticized the speech to a joint meeting of Congress as “political theatre.” More than 50 Democrats skipped the prime minister’s remarks.
  • ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration

    03/03/2015 3:57:32 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 86 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-3-2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration Mar. 3, 2015 9:00am Pete Kasperowicz House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told Republicans that he would call up and pass a “clean” Department of Homeland Security spending bill this week, and give up the fight to use that bill to defund President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The decision marks the end of a standoff that has lasted for several weeks — a standoff Republicans will lose to Democrats when the clean DHS bill passes.
  • Boehner Outfoxes His Critics. Again.

    03/03/2015 3:52:48 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    BLOOMBERG VIEW | 03 MARCH 2015 | BLOOMBERG VIEW
    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-03-03/boehner-outfoxes-his-critics-again-?cmpid=yhoo
  • 'Godzilla With Mothra On His Back': Heilemann on How 'Dumb' of Hillary To Use Personal Email

    03/03/2015 3:52:22 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On the Bloomberg TV show he co-hosts, John Heilemann—asked today to quantify on a scale of "1-to-Godzilla" how "dumb" politically it was of Hillary Clinton to use personal email—answered "Godzilla with Mothra riding on his back dumb." Heilemann also revealed having reached out to former Hillary aides and that "to a person" they responded that the situation is a political "disaster." Mark Halperin claimed that, substantively, Hillary might have "a leg to stand on" but that politically her decision to use personal email was "moronic." View the video here.
  • VIDEO: Liberal Thinks He’s Cornered Sen. Tim Scott… Gets Smacked Down With 1 Answer

    03/03/2015 3:34:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Tim Scott drives liberals crazy. The black senator from South Carolina doesn’t fit the left’s narrative about what a conservative should look like, and the mainstream media often try to criticize or trip up the lawmaker. That’s exactly what happened on MSNBC, where host Thomas Roberts tried to imply that Scott doesn’t care about the poor. “You say you’re concerned about kids that are growing up in the wrong zip code and, like yourself, had a tough start on the way out,” said Roberts. “But if we look at agencies that are following some of your voting records, they have...
  • M. Stanton Evans, conservative icon, dead at 80

    03/03/2015 3:10:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    M. Stanton Evans, arguably the funniest serious man in America for much of his 80 years on the planet, died Tuesday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. For most of his life, as Mr. Evans watched fellow conservatives come and go, he lamented — always with humor, not bitterness — their tendency to catch “Potomac fever” as soon as they come to power. “When our people get to the point where they can do us some good, they stop being our people,” he said, uttering what became known as “Evans‘ Law of Politics.”
  • Replace John Boehner as House Speaker (declare the chair vacant!)

    03/03/2015 2:35:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 85 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 3/3/15 | Bill S
    As my colleague streiff wrote a while ago, (alleged) Republican Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner just pushed through a “clean” bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and funded Barack Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals. Boehner has once again flipped the bird to the conservative base and shown his cowardice in the face of the Democrat meanies who threaten to throw a fit about a shutdown. John Boehner must go. He must be replaced as House Speaker. He does not represent the interests of the majority of Americans who voted for a Republican...
  • Obama may have new leverage with his $4 trillion budget request (repost)

    03/03/2015 1:28:34 PM PST · by Yogafist · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 2, 2015 | Lori Montgomery and Steven Mufson
    Meanwhile, Republican leaders newly in control of both chambers have vowed to avoid another politically damaging government shutdown — which means finding common ground with Obama on agency appropriations before the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
  • Chris Christie's Delusions of Presidential Grandeur

    03/03/2015 1:25:36 PM PST · by Chris in VA · 16 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 3/3/15 | David Webb
    Politico reported that Chris Christie felt he exceeded expectations at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) convention. The only problem is that Christie is trending in the wrong direction with the GOP’s conservative base. Christie finished in 4th place with 8% in 2014, according to The Washington Times, which plummeted to a dismal 10th place finish with only 2.8%.
  • Congress sends ‘clean’ Homeland bill to Obama

    03/03/2015 12:52:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Eric Werner and David Espo (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON — Congress is sending President Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president’s immigration policies. The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.
  • Latest Scott Walker Scandal: His Spokeswomen Are WAY TOO HOT

    03/03/2015 12:42:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    DC - The Daily Caller ^ | March 3, 2015 | Eric Owens
    The crusade to find some scandal — any scandal — to sink 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner Scott Walker officially jumped the shark on Monday when a deeply concerned American suggested that the Wisconsin governor’s spokeswomen are problematically attractive. Isthmus, an alternative weekly newspaper out of Madison, raised the allegation in Tell All, a regular advice column. “Dear Tell All,” troubled reader Kate Mallet wrote, “I can’t help noticing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker picks beautiful young women to be the spokespeople for his administration and his campaigns.”
  • Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Run-Off Should Terrify Hillaryland

    03/03/2015 12:37:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/03/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    Last week, the mayoral election in Chicago produced a shocking result when incumbent Rahm Emanuel—Barack Obama’s former chief of staff—failed to get the 51% of the vote needed to avoid a run-off. Emanuel should be worried, but you know who should really be terrified? Hillary Clinton and her acolytes. This election result is a warning that not everyone is ready for Hillary. First, some context. In Chicago, Da Mare does not go to a runoff. Ever. If you’re in charge of the machine, it does your bidding and its gets you re-elected, period. That’s how Richard M. Daley ended up...
  • Boehner backs down in DHS funding fight, plans to hold vote on 'clean' bill

    03/03/2015 12:02:25 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 74 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/3/2015 | Fox
    ouse Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday agreed to Democrats' demands to hold a vote on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without any immigration measures attached. The move is a victory for the Obama administration and sets up a presumably swift resolution to the weeks-long standoff on Capitol Hill. Republicans had tried to use the DHS funding bill as the vehicle to reverse President Obama's controversial immigration executive actions. But Democrats repeatedly blocked the move, insisting they pass the spending bill with no riders attached. "I am as outraged and frustrated as you...
  • Dear Republicans, Please Do Not Save Obamacare

    03/03/2015 11:57:14 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | 3/3/15 | David Harsanyi
    The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the King v. Burwell case this week. Petitioners are asking that Obamacare be enforced as it was conceived and written by Democrats in 2010 rather than how it’s been conveniently re-imagined by Democrats in 2015. Whatever the outcome will be, watching the Left panic over the case tells us just how risky a ruling could be for the future of Obamacare. If the SCOTUS does find that the 75-percent subsidy the federal government has been dubiously giving health insurers in the 37 states that rejected Obamacare “marketplaces” are illegal, there is a...
  • Poll: Walker Closing in on Hillary

    03/03/2015 11:08:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | March 3, 2015 | Andrew Johnson
    He’s emerged as one of the leading contenders in recent weeks, and now a new Rasmussen poll shows that Scott Walker has the best chance of any of the potential Republican candidates against Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head match-up. After a strong few weeks, including finishing second in the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll over the weekend, the Wisconsin governor is within striking distance of Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee. The survey found that 46 percent of likely voters supported Clinton, while 41 percent backed Walker. Supporters of neither candidate received 8 percent, with the remaining 6 percent undecided....
  • Al-Qaeda Militants Seize U.S. Supplied Weapons in Aleppo

    03/03/2015 11:00:47 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    Al-Masdar News ^ | 3-3-2015 | Leth Fadel
    Two days after the disbandment of the second U.S. backed “moderate” rebel militia in six months, the Syrian Al-Qaeda branch “Jabhat Al-Nusra” (Al-Nusra Front) seized a large cache of TOW (wire-guided anti-tank) missiles inside Regiment 46 Base in southwestern Aleppo after defeating Harakat Hazzm (Movement of Steadfastness) in a short battle. Images of Jabhat Al-Nusra fighters with the U.S. supplied TOW missiles surfaced on Monday morning, as they paraded around the captured Regiment 46 Base, posing for pictures in front of boxes with the U.S.’ insignia. The growing fear of hardline Islamist groups getting ahold of these potent weapons has...
  • Ted Cruz joins Elie Wiesel in raising alarms about nuclear Iran

    03/03/2015 10:59:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 2, 2015 5:36 pm | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON –Sen. Ted Cruz joined with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on Monday to condemn Iran and rally support for Israel, on the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress.Cruz mocked complaints that Netanyahu’s appearance Tuesday before a joint session of Congress — scheduled without the Israeli government or Speaker John Boehner consulting the White House — amounts to a breach of protocol or etiquette.“It’s all nonsense. What matters is what we do right now to ensure that in no circumstances will the nation of Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons capability,” Cruz said.Unfortunately, he added, the...
  • Netanyahu Delivered Just What Obama Feared

    03/03/2015 9:55:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 3, 2015 | James Oliphant
    Congressional Republicans haven't had many victories in their lasting conflict with President Obama, but Tuesday brought one. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's somber, provocative speech to Congress checked all the boxes. It called into question the efficacy of any deal the Obama administration might strike with Iran over its nuclear program, it likely renewed momentum for another round of Iranian sanctions on the Hill, it positioned the GOP politically as the party more worried about Israeli security, and, despite the White House's best efforts, made the president appear petty and churlish.