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  • The Left, Not Fox News, Has Made Us All Crazy

    08/04/2015 7:10:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 4, 2015 | Mark Hemingway, senior writer, The Weekly Standard
    A new documentary, ‘How Fox News Made My Dad Crazy,’ reinforces the reality that it’s liberals who politicize everything. “I said some years ago that the genius of Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes was to have discovered a niche market in American broadcasting—half the American people,” Charles Krauthammer once observed. “The reason Fox News has thrived and grown is because it offers a vibrant and honest alternative to those who could not abide yet another day of the news delivered to them beneath layer after layer of often undisguised liberalism.” Since Fox’s creation in the mid-90s, the media has become...
  • Kentucky lawmakers push governor to terminate funding for Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 7:08:14 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    14 News - WFIE ^ | 8/4/2015 | T.J. Parker, Reporter
    OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - After the U.S. Senate voted against a plan to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds, many lawmakers in Kentucky are now asking Governor Steve Beshear to terminate funding for Kentucky's chapter. 7th House District Representative Suzanne Miles, who serves Union and parts of Daviess and Henderson counties, is one of 44 state representatives wanting the governor to discontinue funding for Planned Parenthood, locally. Miles says the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services provided at least $331,000 to Planned Parenthood. She tells 14NEWS she and many other lawmakers are upset because she says the organization...
  • FBI Looks into Security of Clinton’s Private E-Mail System

    08/04/2015 6:41:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    The FBI has begun looking into the security of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail setup, contacting in the past week a Denver-based technology firm that helped manage the unusual system, according to two government officials. Also last week, the FBI contacted Clinton’s lawyer, David Ken­dall, with questions about the security of a thumb drive in his possession that contains copies of work e-mails Clinton sent during her time as secretary of state. The FBI’s interest in Clinton’s e-mail system comes after the intelligence community’s inspector general referred the issue to the Justice Department in July. Intelligence officials expressed concern that...
  • The Teen Who Exposed a Professor’s Myth [About Anti-Irish Discrimination]

    08/04/2015 6:21:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/1/2015 | Ben Collins
    The Internet has been buzzing about how discrimination against the Irish was a myth. All it took was a high schooler to prove them wrong. Rebecca Fried had no intention of preserving the record of a persecuted people whose strife was ready to be permanently written off in the eyes of history as exaggerated, imagined, or even invented. That's because Rebecca was too busy trying to get through the 8th grade. In 2002, University of Illinois-Chicago history professor Richard J. Jensen printed “No Irish Need Apply: A Myth of Victimization.” His abstract begins: “Irish Catholics in America have a vibrant...
  • Donald Trump on Morning Joe August 4, 2015 (Dominates the MSNBC Panel)

    08/04/2015 6:13:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    This is a great interview. Watch how Trump just dominates the Morning Joe panel. It's refreshing compared to politically correct politicians that try to play nice with the Leftist in the media
  • Liberal defenders of the poor still fascinated with Scott Walker’s credit card debt

    08/04/2015 5:38:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I suppose Scott Walker is still polling a little too well for the comfort level of liberal commentators. If that weren’t the case, one wonders if they would still be so obsessed with the financial situation of one of the least wealthy candidates for the presidency. But since this tired story is being whipped up for another lap around the campaign track, let’s check in on the latest financial burdens being discussed around the kitchen table in the Walker household. (National Journal) Gov. Scott Walker has two credit-card debts of more than $10,000 apiece on separate cards and is...
  • Jeb Bush says he 'misspoke' about women’s health being overfunded

    08/04/2015 5:28:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/4/15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he “misspoke” on Tuesday when he questioned the level of federal funding for women’s health services. “With regards to women’s health funding broadly, I misspoke, as there are countless community health centers, rural clinics, and other women’s health organizations that need to be fully funded. They provide critical services to all, but particularly low-income women who don’t have the access they need,” Bush said in a statement released by his campaign. Bush quickly came under fire on social media for his initial remarks about women’s health funding, with Hillary Clinton calling them “absolutely, unequivocally...
  • 92-year-old registers to vote for first time, says will vote for Trump

    08/04/2015 5:23:46 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 49 replies
    www.local8now.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Kelsey Leryer
    KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - In the story that is Beada Corum's life, she knows most of it has already been written. "It's a history book," says Corum. "I raised eight children: four boys and four girls." At 92-years-old, she should be slowing down. But, don't tell her that. "I'm busy all of the time," she says. Corum still makes her daily checklists and crosses them off as she goes. But last week, she crossed off something decades in the making. This 92-year-old citizen registered to vote for the very first time. "We got a good country but it's going...
  • Erick Erickson interviews Sen. Ted Cruz

    08/04/2015 5:21:37 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Soundcloud.com ^ | 8/4/2015
    Ted Cruz is going to join me on my radio show today at 6:09pm ET. We’ll discuss the Planned Parenthood news, the fight against politics as usual, and what Cruz calls the “Washington Cartel.”
  • Heritage Action CEO: Conservatives 'sick' of the GOP [The GOP-E, at least]

    08/04/2015 4:52:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/2/15 | Mark Hensch
    The chief executive of the Heritage Action for America super-PAC said on Sunday that conservative voters are weary of the Republican political establishment. Michael Needham argued that the GOP is alienating its base by ignoring its concerns. “Most Republican voters hate their party, and that’s what needs to be addressed,” Needham told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” “People are sick of this,” he said of the political process. “It’s a game.” Needham charged that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is gaining traction with Americans because he is a political outsider. Trump’s freedom from Republican leadership, he added, is...
  • Look out, Trump. Bush and Christie vow to double economic growth

    08/04/2015 4:38:10 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 21 replies
    wlky.com ^ | 8/4/2015 | Heather Long
    Donald Trump vows to "make America great again." His rivals on the Republican ticket Jeb Bush and Chris Christie have gone even further and claim they can grow the U.S. economy by 4% a year. Expect that figure to pop up again at the first Republican debate on Thursday. On the face of it, 4% might not seem that outlandish. But it's actually a huge number. The country would need a turbocharge to rev up to that level. To find a period when the U.S. routinely grew at that pace you have to as far back as the 1950s and...
  • The media's 5 stages of grief over Donald Trump

    08/04/2015 4:28:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Vox ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ezra Klein
    A new Bloomberg poll shows Donald Trump dominating the GOP field with 21 percent of the vote — more than twice what Jeb Bush is pulling in, and 21 times Bobby Jindal's support. Poor Bobby Jindal. The crosstabs aren't online, but Bloomberg's Joshua Green has them, and he's been tweeting out some of the findings. The main takeaway? Trump's support is growing among all factions of the Republican Party. The idea that his supporters are a single kind of Republican — an angry, but marginalized, group — increasingly seems wrong. (TWEETS-AT-LINK)Media coverage of Trump's campaign has been going through something...
  • Cash-strapped Rick Santorum campaign reshuffles staff

    08/04/2015 4:26:06 PM PDT · by iowamark · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/4/15 | Katie Glueck
    Several top staffers have left Rick Santorum’s campaign to create a new super PAC, a move spurred by the cash-strapped candidate’s anemic fundraising. Campaign manager Terry Allen, Iowa state coordinator Jon Jones and digital strategist Steve Hilliard — Allen’s son-in-law — departed several weeks ago, leaving the winner of the 2012 Iowa caucuses without a campaign manager and raising questions about whether Santorum can last until Iowa votes on Feb. 1 next year... The former Pennsylvania senator had among the worst fundraising hauls of the entire presidential field, raising only about $600,000 and spending about 60 percent of that in...
  • Democratic governors focus on congressional redistricting

    08/04/2015 3:54:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2015 6:27 PM EDT | Alan Suderman
    The Democratic Governors Association is looking to give its members a greater say in drawing congressional boundaries during the 2020 redistricting process. The group announced Tuesday that Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock would lead fundraising and other efforts in a new initiative aimed at helping Democrats in 18 targeted states. McAuliffe, a major fundraiser who is close friends with Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton, said the initiative “is about ensuring more Democratic governors can be at the table in 2020 to prevent the kind of far-right gerrymandering we saw in 2010.” …
  • McConnell Says No Shutdowns as September Agenda Takes Shape [Another brilliant tactic /s]

    08/04/2015 3:46:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/4/15 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senate Democrats are warning a new shutdown showdown looms in September, even as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated there wouldn’t be any government shutdowns on his watch. “Let me say it again: no more government shutdowns,” the Kentucky Republican said, when asked how he intended to adhere to his pledge made numerous times. “We have divided government. … At some point we’ll negotiate the way forward.” But Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said there have been no such discussions on the path forward for funding the government past Sept. 30, either with him or with President Barack Obama. And New...
  • Perry on PP: There Are Other Ways to Get Things Done Than a Shutdown

    08/04/2015 3:43:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/4/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry stated that there are more ways to get things done other than a government shutdown during a discussion of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on the Fox Business Network. “We’ve expanded the healthcare for women in the state of Texas through multiple ways. One of which is we’ve passed the most sweeping tort reform in the nation in 2003 that exploded access to healthcare. If you were a pregnant female along the Rio Grande, you had to leave your county to get that prenatal care, no longer is...
  • They're in -- Fox announces debate roster: Trump leads pack, Perry snubbed

    08/04/2015 3:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    WMTW-TV ^ | August 4, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    The wait is over. Fox News said Tuesday that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich will all appear on the dais Thursday for the first prime-time debate of the primary season. The seven other major declared candidates -- Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore -- will appear at a debate earlier Thursday evening. The debate in Cleveland marks the beginning of a new stage in the Republican nominating contest, where candidates will likely...
  • Hillary Clinton Criticizes Jeb Bush Remarks on Women’s Health (He later said he misspoke)

    08/04/2015 3:28:05 PM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    Time ^ | August 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Dias
    He later said he misspoke Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Face an Evangelical Test Uninvited Donald Trump Crashes Koch Retreat in Spirit Survivor of Deadly Circus Tent Collapse Recalls Horror NBC News Is Trump Right? Here's What Obama Has Done for Blacks NBC News First Gay Couple Married at West Point Attacked in NYC NBC News Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was trying to defuse Democratic criticism of defunding Planned Parenthood Tuesday when he accidentally opened up a new line of attack. During an interview at a conference of Southern Baptists, Bush called for defunding Planned Parenthood, then tried to...
  • With 2020 In Mind, Democrats Are Starting To Focus On Governors' Races

    08/04/2015 3:18:15 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 4 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 8/4/2015 | Samantha Lachman
    The Democratic Governors Association launched a new initiative Tuesday to target states where governors play a role in how congressional districts are drawn. The association's "Redistricting 2020" fund will ask for millions of dollars in donations to elect Democratic governors in places where they could influence congressional district maps drawn by state legislatures five years from now. Two close allies of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are chairing the initiative: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock, who oversees the group dedicated to electing pro-choice women to office. Virginia is one of the states facing the...
  • Exclusive-Donald Trump: I Hope Debate Stays On "High Level" But If They Go Negative (Shorten)

    08/04/2015 3:08:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Billionaire businessman and 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is ready to rumble with his debate moderators and fellow GOP candidates if things get rough in Cleveland, Ohio, at the first debate moderated by the Fox News Channel on Thursday night.
  • See the 10 Republicans Who Qualified for the Fox News Primetime Debate

    08/04/2015 3:06:56 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 64 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Aug , 4 , 2015 | Fox News
    Bret Baier just announced the ten presidential candidates who qualified for the Fox News-Facebook Republican debate Thursday night in Cleveland. Here is the full lineup: 1. Donald Trump 2. Jeb Bush 3. Scott Walker 4. Mike Huckabee 5. Ben Carson 6. Ted Cruz 7. Marco Rubio 8. Rand Paul 9. Chris Christie 10. John Kasich
  • HILLARY CLINTON, CHAMPION OF THE LITTLE PEOPLE, MADE $20M PER YEAR

    08/04/2015 3:05:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 8.3.15 | Emily Zanotti
    While everyone was distracted with her emails (nothing very exciting dropped this time around, sorry), Hillary Clinton also released her tax returns. Thanks, in part, to a breakneck routine of speeches, earning her around $50M, the self-described "Champion of the Poor" earned a whopping $139 million between 2007 and 2014, or around $20 million per year. That certainly puts her well within the 1% - ahead, even, of other champions of the poor like Elizabeth Warren (D-$8.5M Net Worth) - and well out of reach of most Americans who, shockingly, cannot subsist on giving speeches to large groups of people...
  • Kelly Osbourne to Trump: If you kick out all the Latinos, who’s going to clean your toilet, huh?

    08/04/2015 2:27:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    I think I speak for all of us when I say, “Who’s Kelly Osbourne?”The best part of this is an offended Rosie Perez apologizing to Osbourne after being reminded that they should focus on the Common Enemy. Perez clarified the point Collins was trying to make, saying, “There are a lot of Latinos here in this country that do agree that the immigration problem is a problem and it does need to be addressed and it does need to be fixed. But [Trump] making those comments [about rapists]—those racist comments—does not help.”“If you kick every Latino out of this...
  • Trump Deserves a Darwin Award

    08/04/2015 2:23:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/30/2015 | Spengler
    My inbox is full of emails touting Donald Trump’s “Time to Get Tough” book, now with Rush Limbaugh’s endorsement. He blames most of America’s problems on a “tidal wave” of illegal Hispanic immigrants and unfair Chinese trade practices. He reminds me of H.L. Mencken’s classic one-liner: “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” One might add, “dangerous,” because Trump appeals to our desire to blame someone else for problems we created. If you want something to worry about, have a look at the math questions that Chinese high school students have to...
  • Donald Trump Turns His Cellphone Voicemail Into a Campaign Ad

    08/04/2015 2:12:42 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 4, 2015 | John Santucci
    Donald Trump has turned the tables on Gawker. After the online site released one of Donald Trump’s cellphone numbers, the GOP presidential candidate changed his voicemail this morning. “Hi, this is Donald Trump and I’m running for the presidency of the United States of America,” he says on the recording. “With your help and support, together we can make America truly great again! Visit me at twitter @realDonaldTrump and check out my campaign website at www.donaldtrump.com Hope to see you on the campaign trail, we’re going to do it!”
  • Stewart Uses Sexual Gesture to Attack Walker’s Appearance at Koch Event (Stewart's final week)

    08/04/2015 2:10:46 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 4, 2015 | 2:46 PM EDT | Jeffrey Meyer
    As Jon Stewart wraps up his final week as host of the Daily Show, he used his Monday night show to attack a recent Koch brothers event that featured numerous Republican presidential candidates in attendance. Stewart opened up his broadcast by making a crude sexual joke at the expense of the GOPers in attendance who “worked the talking points and cradled the special interests in the hopes of one of them after a period of 45 minutes to an hour would induce the money shot. And really, they didn't care which Koch went off.” Later in the segment, the Daily...
  • GOP Debate buzzer beater in Cleveland?

    CLEVELAND — With just hours to go before the first presidential debate of the 2016 cycle a spate of new polls have shown up just ahead of the deadline. Invitations to the Fox News/Facebook/Ohio Republican Party debate will be based on the most recent, methodologically sound polling of national Republican primary voters. In addition to a fresh poll from Fox News, pollsters for CBS News, and Bloomberg have dropped surveys ahead of the final tabulations. The polls all agree that Donald Trump is a center-stage participant in the 9 p.m. ET debate for the top ten. And for perennial top-flight...
  • America Tires of Hillary Again

    08/04/2015 1:19:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Fox poll out yesterday, last night shows Donald Trump is just soaring. Trump is gaining ground on everybody in the GOP field and over Hillary. It's a Fox News poll, NBC poll, and in both of these polls, Hillary, the bottom is starting to fall out identically, exactly as it started to happen in 2008. And that's why the Democrats are starting to push out these stories about what a great guy Biden is and those gaffes that he makes, why, they just make him more lovable. That's old Joe. Telling the guy in a wheelchair to...
  • Nearly half of students don’t speak English at GA elementary school

    08/04/2015 1:07:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Education Action Group Foundation, ^ | August 3, 2015 | VICTOR SKINNER
    CANTON, Ga. – A Georgia elementary school launched a new program for upcoming school year that will rely on older students who just learned English to help teach younger students the language. Approximately 42 percent of our students are served in our program for English as a second language,” Canton Elementary School Principal Beth Long told WSBTV. That means about 336 of the school’s 800 students must learn how to speak, write and read English fluently, a process school officials contend takes five to seven years. ... The news story provided omitted all details on the school’s new program, including...
  • The Twitter Primary: Who Makes the Top 10

    08/04/2015 1:05:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 4, 2016 | Nick Corasaniti, First Draft
    As Fox News determines exactly who will make the cut for the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday, the data team at Twitter has compiled a similar list. Looking at candidate mentions over the past 30 days — either their Twitter handle or their name written out — Twitter has come up with a top 10 list of their own for the Republican field, based on who is driving the most conversation on the social platform. [SNIP] Without further ado, here’s the top 10 in the Republican primary, according to Twitter mentions. 1. Donald J. Trump (2.7 million) 2. Scott...
  • Woodward County, Oklahoma: Why do so many here doubt climate change?

    08/04/2015 1:05:42 PM PDT · by roostercogburn · 44 replies
    Woodward, Oklahoma (CNN)I was wandering around the rolling plains of northwest Oklahoma looking for one person -- one person -- who believes in climate change science when I met the woman dressed all in yellow. A wide-brimmed, lemon-colored hat orbited her head. Her loafers were the color of butter. Everything in between was a jubilee of sunshine. Could she be the one? Please, Lord, let her be the one. I ask. She laughs. It's a sweet laugh. A knowing laugh. A yes-I-understand-everyone-out-here-thinks-climate-science-is-total-BS-but-I'm-the-one-who-gets-it laugh. Then Yellow Hat speaks. "I think it's a big fat lie."
  • WSJ/NBC Poll: Hillary Clinton Down 15 Points in Favorability Since June

    08/04/2015 1:04:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 3, 2015 | Alyssa Canobbio
    A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out Tuesday found that voters’ opinion of Hillary Clinton has dropped. [Snip] In June, the share of voters with a negative view of Clinton was 36 percent. In the newest poll, that number has jumped to 42 percent unfavorable.
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Big Opportunity to Defund Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 12:59:09 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | August 4, 2016 | briansikma , Front Page contributor
    From day one of his administration, Gov. Scott Walker (R) has demonstrated a commitment to stewarding taxpayer dollars in a way that prevents them from providing support to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. As a presidential candidate touring the nation, Walker has used his campaign to call for the federal defunding of Planned Parenthood amidst a national debate over the organization’s morally perverse ethics, revealed in shocking videos. In his very first budget, Walker eliminated Title V funding for Planned Parenthood. Title V is a federal block grant that requires matching state contributions for a joint state-federal funding...
  • Ted Cruz in Huntsville Saturday for town hall

    08/04/2015 12:55:32 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    WAAYTV.com ^ | Carla Fields | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 8:09 am
    United States Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz will make a stop in Huntsville during his multi-state bus tour.Cruz will make guest appearances in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia and South Carolina. The ice cream town hall with Cruz and Congressman Mo Brooks is Saturday, August 8th. The event is set to begin at 6:30 pm at the Jackson Center, located at 6001 Moquin Drive in Huntsville. To register for the event, click here.
  • For GOP 'kids,' no Trump could mean better debate: Why the second-tier GOP debate will be better

    08/04/2015 12:18:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/04/2015 | Byron York
    Some political insiders have dismissed the upcoming debate for second-tier Republican presidential candidates as the "kids' table" debate. But for the low-ranking hopefuls who take part, the kids' debate might turn out to be as big an opportunity to move ahead as the first-tier faceoff scheduled for later on Thursday. For five reasons: 1) Donald Trump won't be involved. The top ten debate is in grave danger of becoming the Trump show. Even top GOP candidates' performances will be evaluated relative to Trump, making it harder for them to make a good impression on their own. 2) The second-tier debate...
  • Peace-brokering? Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch talked by phone

    08/04/2015 12:14:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/4/15 | Brian Stelter
    <p>Two weeks ago Rupert Murdoch said Donald Trump was embarrassing "the whole country." But now the two Republican party power brokers may be brokering peace.</p> <p>The two men recently spoke for the first time since Trump entered the presidential race back in June, according to people with direct knowledge of the call.</p>
  • This Guy Reacting to Chris Christie’s ‘I’ve Used Birth Control’ Comment Is All of Us

    08/04/2015 11:43:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 4, 2015 | Andrew Husband
    Listening to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talk about his sex life isn’t exactly anything anyone wants to hear right now. Unfortunately, potential voters in a New Hampshire restaurant had to hear all about it on Tuesday morning. Christie is just one of the many GOP candidates who have made stops in the New England conservative state. While discussing his Catholicism and whether or not religion had a place in politics, the governor addressed the often touchy subject of contraception: “I’m a Catholic, but I’ve used birth control, and not just the rhythm method, okay?”
  • Obama to call for Voting Rights Act restoration on law's anniversary

    08/04/2015 11:09:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama will call for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act on its 50th anniversary Thursday, the White House said. Obama will hold a teleconference to commemorate the landmark legislation and call for its renewal, following a 2013 Supreme Court ruling that voided one of its central provisions. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who rose to prominence in the 1960s as a civil rights leader, will participate. The event will allow Obama to draw a sharp contrast with Republicans, many of whom argue some provisions of the 1965 law went too far. It will take...
  • Gawker Tries to Get Payback on The Donald by Giving Out Cell Number (Dis Trump Campaign Get Caught?

    08/04/2015 10:57:28 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    IJReview ^ | 8/4/2015 (20 minutes ago) | Joe Perticone
    ... he did respond to Gawker's piece having a campaign spokesperson tell Politico he no longer uses the number because he has "several" phone numbers. ...
  • Former news anchor Robin Smith to run for Missouri secretary of state

    08/04/2015 10:53:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Missourian ^ | 8/2/15 | SUMMER BALLENTINE
    Former St. Louis news anchor Robin Smith announced Sunday that she's running as a Democrat for secretary of state. The retired KMOV-TV anchor appears to be the first Democrat to enter the 2016 race for the seat, which is opening because Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander is running to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt. "What Missouri needs now, more than ever, is a public servant who checks their politics at the door," Smith said in a statement. "That has been my life's work and my training. I look forward to giving Missourians straightforward, professional service as their Secretary...
  • A Time for Truth: Ted Cruz’s Address to Persian Jews Who Fled the Evil of Iran

    08/04/2015 10:51:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 4 August 2015 | Paul Dowling
    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” —Winston Churchill A Time for TruthSenator Ted Cruz, having been introduced by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, greeted the Persian Jews of Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills, on Saturday, August 1, 2015. “You know, this week’s Torah reading covered the Ten Commandments,” Cruz opened, “a topic rarely discussed, or followed, in Washington, DC.” The crowd laughed, and Cruz continued: “Among them is the fairly simple and straightforward proposition: ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness.’ That, in particular, is an admonition from God...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: 'I Intend to Make 2016 a Referendum on Repealing Obamacare'

    08/04/2015 10:33:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | Aug 4, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "There's no doubt we need commonsense health care reform," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told a forum in New Hampshire Monday night. But he said that does not include a single word of Obamacare:"I've been proud to lead the fight to stop Obamacare in the United States Senate, (working) against the Washington cartel. And there are a lot of politicians in Washington that have largely given up. They don't believe Obamacare can ever be repealed, including, sadly, a fair number of Republicans. "I don't believe that. I intend to make 2016 a referendum on repealing Obamacare, and if I'm...
  • Boy, was I wrong about Donald Trump. Here’s why.

    08/04/2015 10:25:32 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/4/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump is now doubling the rest of the Republican field in the average of the last five national polls. And polling out of early states like New Hampshire puts him in the pole position in those places too. All of which makes having written a piece on June 17 headlined, "Why no one should take Donald Trump seriously, in one very simple chart" that argued why, well, no one should take Donald Trump seriously, pretty embarrassing. Not to mention wrong.
  • The Donald Could Prove Hillary’s Trump Card

    08/04/2015 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 109 replies
    National Review ^ | August 4, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic party have reason to be concerned. But both of them may yet be rescued by “The Donald,” who can turn out to be their Trump card. Donald Trump has virtually no chance of becoming even the Republican party’s candidate in 2016, much less being elected President of the United States. The reason is not hard to understand: Republican voters simply do not trust him, as the polls show. Nor is there any reason why...
  • Donald Trump Suggests Shutting Down Government Over Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 9:55:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 4, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Donald J.Trump suggested he supported shutting down the federal government to stop funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of videos that show officials with the group discussing fees for tissue from aborted fetuses. In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday, as the Senate voted down a measure to stop federal financing for the group, Mr. Trump called the clips “disgraceful.” Mr. Trump cited the efforts to shut down the government in order to halt funding for the Affordable Care Act, a movement in 2013 led by Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas and a candidate...
  • Russia Ready To Send Paratroopers To Syria

    08/04/2015 9:13:40 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 08-04-2015 | Durden
    As Syria’s civil war enters its fourth year, it’s become something of an open secret that ISIS, for all their bluster and Hollywood-level video editing capabilities, are at best an unhappy side effect of efforts to train and arm the Syrian resistance and at worst, are a "strategic asset" funded and supported by coalition governments. In other words, there is indeed a geopolitical chess match going on here that will have far-reaching consequences when the blood and dust settle, but it has nothing to do with ISIS’ far-fetched quest to establish a Medieval caliphate and everything to do with installing...
  • Gawker publishes Donald Trump's cellphone number

    08/04/2015 8:55:18 AM PDT · by Amntn · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/3/15 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    What goes around comes around, as the saying goes. A cellphone number belonging to real estate mogul Donald Trump became public knowledge on Monday. Gawker.com published the number. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/gawker-publishes-donald-trumps-cell-phone-number-120946.html#ixzz3hrWNQhXT
  • Cable News Hammers Hillary Clinton

    08/04/2015 8:53:34 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 29 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | Aug 4, 15 | T. Becket Adams.
    Is the summer of media love over for Hillary Clinton? Cable news was not at all kind to the former secretary of state Monday, as she was dinged on multiple fronts for being supposedly out of touch — and all of this as rumors circulate that she may have a serious 2016 Democratic competitor in the form of Vice President Joe Biden. Clinton's recently announced $2 million ad buy, for example, will likely do little to convince voters she has a soft, authentic side, MSNBC talking heads suggested Monday. "I just saw her picture on the front of New York...
  • Cruz for President Adds to Iowa State Leadership Team

    08/04/2015 8:40:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/04/15
    Team demonstrates Cruz’s incredible strength in IowaHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced the addition of another lawmaker as well as several activists, pastors, and courageous conservatives to his Iowa Leadership Team. The ten new members will join the current team of 24 other individuals who make up the Iowa Leadership Team, headed by Iowa State Chairman, Matt Schultz, the former Iowa Secretary of State.“Iowa is an extraordinarily important state to our campaign, and I am incredibly excited to have these 10 courageous conservatives join our already exceptional Iowa Leadership Team,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am tremendously...
  • Chuck Schumer ‘loses it’ in meeting with Jewish leaders ( New York )

    08/04/2015 8:22:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    Charles Schumer was ready to discuss everything from gun control to drones during a press conference in his Midtown office Monday — except his position on the Iran nuclear deal. “This is such an important decision that I will not let pressure, politics or party influence [me],” Schumer said, holding fast to his weeks-long insistence that he’s still in the decision-making stage. ... “exploded” during a meeting last week with about 60 Jewish leaders.