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  • Iowa Q-Poll: Trump Still Out Front With 25%, Kasich at Low, Lonely 1% [Cruz 23% Carson 18%]

    11/27/2015 10:11:08 PM PST · by GonzoII · 1 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | John Michael Spinelli
    “If the Republican caucus were being held today, and the candidates were Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, and Donald Trump, who would you support?”For participants in Iowa who were asked this question in a new Quinnipiac Poll, 25 percent of likely GOP caucus voters picked Donald J. Trump.Kasich Part Of Wrong 1% TexasSen. Ted Cruz, who's been on the rise of late, follows close behind The Donald at 23 percent, double his support from four weeks ago, the Q-Poll...
  • Even in Chavez's hometown, Venezuela 'revolution' ails before election - "Chavistas destroyed us"

    11/27/2015 10:08:06 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 27, 2015 | Alexandra Ulmer
    ........."We were 'Chavistas'," said Julio Coromoto...a workman next to a queue of dozens at a shabby supermarket."But they destroyed this town.".... Nationwide polls predict voters will punish the socialists next month, possibly taking away their majority in the National Assembly for the first time since Chavez took power in early 1999.To hold on to loyalists, the government is milking Chavez's legacy at every turn, re-naming voting centers after him, splashing his smiling face on billboards and filling state television with his most rousing speeches.In Barinas, his brother Argenis and cousin Asdrubal are running for the legislature, hoping to follow in...
  • What holiday? The campaigns crank back up, Trump and Cruz lead the way

    11/27/2015 7:55:53 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2015 | Jennifer Harper
    Hubbub resumes. Thanksgiving is already in the rearview mirror for many presidential hopefuls meandering back on the campaign trail following their respective family feasts. Things get particularly busy by Sunday, when the candidates will go scrambling, willy-nilly, for voter attention in battleground states. But that's next week. For now, Republican hopeful Donald Trump has the most high-profile event this weekend. He will be staging a jumbo rally at a big arena in Sarasota, Florida, followed by another on Monday at a Georgia coliseum, followed by yet another Tuesday at a New Hampshire athletic club, followed by still one more on...
  • Art Laffer: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Have Best Tax Plans

    11/27/2015 7:22:23 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 5 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 11/27/2015 | FuzzyZippers
    Art Laffer, famed member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, has co-authored, with Stephen Moore, an article for Investor’s Business Daily in which they assert that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have the “best” tax proposals.
  • GOP in panic over Trump

    11/27/2015 7:02:29 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/2015 | Niall Stanage
    The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump. The demise of Trump's candidacy has been predicted by centrist Republicans and the media alike virtually since the day it began. But there is no empirical evidence at all to suggest it is happening. Last month, the liberal ThinkProgress collated more than 30 predictions of the business mogul's imminent demise. One typical example was The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart, who discerned "the beginning of the end of Trump" in mid-July, soon after the mogul criticized the Vietnam War record of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Despite all that, Trump has led...
  • We were just following orders - the Joint Chiefs and the War with ISIS

    11/27/2015 6:42:43 PM PST · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 27, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Across the world, the War with ISIS is exploding; in Paris, Brussels, in the Middle East and at the US/Mexican border. ISIS continues to attack, attack, attack, following George Patton’s motto of “l’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace (audacity, audacity, always audacity). While the world seems to be continually shocked by one ISIS atrocity after another, in the White House, one thing is crystal clear, President Obama has chosen to fight rising seas and disappearing glaciers before taking the fight to the marauding maniacal murderers of ISIS. While the President has been pelted for two weeks for having no strategy to fight...
  • Donald Trump prompts Nazi references

    11/27/2015 6:38:21 PM PST · by Mariner · 63 replies
    CBS News/Reuters ^ | November 27th, 2015 | By Stephanie Condon
    After Donald Trump in recent weeks suggested stepping up security measures to put further scrutiny on Muslim Americans, such as surveilling mosques, liberals and conservatives alike called his ideas fascist. But in case those critiques didn't get the point across, some politicians and pundits are now making a more direct connection between Trump's views and Nazism. Donald Trump: "I want surveillance of certain mosques" For instance, New Day for America, the super PAC supporting the candidacy of Ohio's GOP Gov. John Kasich, released a web video this week featuring retired Air Force Col. Tom Moe, a former Vietnam POW. Moe...
  • Political Prediction Market: Cruz edges ahead of Trump

    11/27/2015 6:33:59 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27/15 | Sophie Tatum
    Donald Trump is still the GOP front-runner in opinion polls, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has seen a surge on CNN's Political Prediction Market, and is now seen by players as more likely than the billionaire businessman to be the Republican nominee. Cruz's odds -- which stand at 21% -- are greater than Trump's 20% odds for the first time, according to the Political Prediction Market, a live, online game, conducted by the company Pivit for CNN. It uses polling data and input from its 25,000 users to predict outcomes. Play the Political Prediction Market at Movement on the...
  • Quotes of the day

    11/27/2015 6:30:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot ^ | November 27, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump… "He has a real shot at this. He is the clear front-runner," said Ron Bonjean, a consultant and former aide to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill…Robinson, who is not affiliated with any candidate, was scathing toward those GOP centrists who assert that Trump will be unable to translate his polling support into votes because of a weak ground game. "That is the wishful thinking of the establishment," he said. "That is what they tell themselves so they can sleep at night. The truth is, Trump has one of the better...
  • A Bunch Of People Were Shocked At Thanksgiving To Find Out Their Family Supports Donald Trump

    11/27/2015 6:20:00 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 58 replies
    Several Twitter accounts via via The Daily Caller ^ | November 26, 2015 | Several Twitter accounts via CHUCK ROSS
    A bunch of people were shocked to find out over Thanksgiving dinner that members of their family support Donald Trump for president. The support for the real estate billionaire shouldn't be a surprise to anyone paying attention to the presidential race so far. According to Real Clear Politics, Trump has the support of nearly 28 percent of registered Republicans in an average of recent national polls. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson sits in second place with just under 20 percent. But perhaps those who lamented their pro-Trump relatives on Twitter thought that it was other peoples' families that are supporting the...
  • Presidential Poll Results: Ted Cruz Passes Ben Carson in Latest Iowa Poll

    11/27/2015 5:18:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Drury Mirror ^ | 11/28/15 | Lucy Bush
    Meanwhile, Carson has fallen from 28 percent to 18 percent. "Today, the spotlight turns to Sen Cruz".The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment asking how Trump witnessed people jumping out of the Twin Towers from more than four miles away. Soon after Carson's poll numbers threatened his lead, Trump relentlessly went after the doctor. "Ted Cruz of Texas", Quinnipiac pollster Peter Brown said in a statement. Marco Rubio, at 13%, is the only other Republican in double digits.But Kasich received little attention from Trump that night - the governor was only mentioned a couple of...
  • Washington Post and New York Times: Ted Cruz is the next Barry Goldwater

    11/27/2015 4:24:41 PM PST · by Isara · 59 replies
    Red State ^ | November 27th, 2015 | slheis
    It is no coincidence that with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recent rise in the polls come attempts to downplay or diminish him as a viable GOP candidate.Two recent columns, one each from the Washington Post and NY Times, attempt to do just that. A column on November 24th by obscure Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman titled “Sen. Ted Cruz could actually be the Republican nominee for President” is especially derogatory in nature. Although conceding Cruz’s rise in the polls and the momentum he currently has, Waldman makes the following statement: “But from one angle - probably yours if you're a...
  • Ted Cruz Just Proved Why He Is 100% More Capable of the Presidency Than …

    11/27/2015 4:06:33 PM PST · by Isara · 23 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | November 27, 2015 | Thomas Holmes
    Did everyone get all the turkey and mashed potatoes they could handle? Maybe a little more than they could handle? Super. Now, is everyone ready to vomit them back up? Never one to follow generally well-respected chestnuts like avoid talking about religion and politics over Thanksgiving, our tone deaf Commander in Chief steam rolled through that rule of thumb during his Thursday Thanksgiving radio address. What's even more insane is just how completely condescending and pretentious it sounds compared to Ted Cruz's. It's kind of a nicely wrapped contrast present between the Parties complete with a bow on top -to...
  • Dem Rep Declares He Will ‘File That Beautiful Lawsuit’ If Canadian-Born Cruz Wins Presidency

    11/27/2015 3:56:31 PM PST · by Isara · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 27th, 2015 | Elizabeth Preza
    Florida Congressman Alan Grayson told radio host Alan Colmes Wednesday that if Ted Cruz is elected president, he “will file that beautiful lawsuit saying that he's unqualified for the job” according to the Constitution.Cruz was born in Canada to a native-born American mother, making the presidential candidate a dual Canadian-American citizen. It was not until a 2013 Dallas Morning News article that Cruz acknowledged his Canadian citizenry publicly. In 2014, the senator renounced his Canadian citizenship altogether.Lamenting the “appalling choices” Republicans have to choose among, Grayson told Colmes the Republican race “resolved itself into this weird reality show.”“It's not ‘The...
  • Can Donald Trump's Mockery of a Disabled Reporter be Defended?

    11/27/2015 2:56:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 325 replies
    RedState ^ | November 27, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    ...Mocking a disabled person for their disability has been universally passe since at least the 1950s, and so some of his supporters have been out on twitter over the last couple of days offering various defenses for Trump's behavior on this video. It is important to note that Trump himself has (as far as I know) offered only this by way of "explanation" for his actions: Defense 1. Trump didn't know Koveleski was disabled... So, to believe that Trump had no idea what Koveleski looked like or the particulars of his disability, you would have to believe a) that the...
  • How Donald Trump courted the right-wing fringe to conquer the GOP

    11/27/2015 2:51:30 PM PST · by Mariner · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 27th, 2015 | By McKay Coppins
    Early one evening in January 2014, I sat in a darkened den with walnut-paneled walls and baroque furniture, trying desperately to get Donald Trump to stop telling me about his Barack Obama conspiracy theories. “And to this day,” my billionaire host bellowed, “we haven’t seen those records!” Our interview had started out fine, but now Trump kept veering off on long, excited tangents about forged birth certificates and presidential coverups. No matter what questions I asked, I couldn’t get him off the subject. “We have seen a book of [Obama’s] as a young man that said he was from Kenya,...
  • Violence toward Black Lives Matter activists erases any doubt: We live in a time of racial strife

    11/27/2015 2:44:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 27, 2015 | Janell Ross
    First there was that incident at the Trump rally in Alabama. You know, the one where a protester with, shall we say, some ideas that are not terribly compatible with those of Trump or many of his supporters, showed up. He wound up on the ground, taking a beating and throwing some punches of his own before security booted him from the gathering. And then this week, much of the country learned of news that what has seriously been described as masked men shot five people protesting what they believe to be a questionable police shooting near a Minneapolis police...
  • Dilbert Creator: Trump ‘Invulnerable’ If Beats Disability Flap

    11/27/2015 12:51:00 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies ^ | Joel B. Pollak
    Dilbert creator Scott Adams said Friday afternoon that if Donald Trump survives the ongoing controversy about whether he made fun of New York Times reporter's disability, he will be a lock to win the presidency. "If he survives this one, he's invulnerable," Adams said. Adams took to Periscope on Friday afternoon to promote his new book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life, and answered questions from fans. Recently, Adams has written about his conviction that Donald Trump will win the presidency, based on his use of sophisticated techniques of...
  • Exclusive: Marco Rubio Challenges Republican Leaders To End Obamacare Bailouts

    11/27/2015 11:53:47 AM PST · by Rockitz · 18 replies ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is challenging Republican leaders in Congress to officially stop taxpayer dollars from being used to bail out Obamacare. “If we don’t make this happen, then the American people have every right to be angry at the Republican leadership because this should be among our highest highest priorities at the end of this year,” the presidential contender says in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. For years, Rubio has pressed leaders in his party to repeal the “risk corridor” provisions in Obamacare that would allow the federal government to effectively bail out insurance company losses from...
  • How Donald Trump Courted the Right Wing Fringe

    11/27/2015 11:45:44 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies ^ | 11/27/2015 | Taegan Goddard
    McKay Coppins: “Trump’s dominance in this year’s presidential primary race has often been described as a mysterious natural phenomenon: the Donald riding a wild, unpredictable tsunami of conservative populist anger that just now happens to be crashing down on the Republican establishment. But in fact, Trump spent years methodically building and buying support for himself in a vast, right-wing counter-establishment — one that exists entirely outside the old party infrastructure and is quickly becoming just as powerful.” “These forces have asserted themselves repeatedly in the fight over the future of the Republican Party. But Trump came to understand their power...
  • Alan Grayson: I'll file suit if 'Canadian' Ted Cruz wins nomination

    11/27/2015 1:53:09 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Alan Grayson said Wednesday that he plans to file suit if Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, wins the Republican presidential nomination. Speaking with liberal Fox News radio host Alan Colmes, Mr. Grayson, a Florida Democrat, called the 2016 Republican presidential lineup "appalling." "It's resolved itself into this weird reality show. It's not 'The Biggest Loser' that they're choosing, it's 'The Biggest Bigot,'" he said. Mr. Colmes asked if all of the GOP candidates are bigots. "Well show me one who represents the exception here," Mr. Grayson responded. "In a sense I guess Cruz is not technically...
  • Republican Trump drops 12 percentage points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos [Trump 30%, Carson 2nd with 11%]

    11/27/2015 1:23:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 226 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/27/2015 | BY ALANA WISE
    U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the real estate mogul's biggest decline since he vaulted to the top of the field in July, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Trump was the favorite of 31 percent of Republicans in a rolling poll in the five days ended on Nov. 27. That was down from a peak of 43 percent registered on Nov. 22. The dip follows criticism of Trump for comments he made in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds...
  • A Minimum Wage of Zero

    11/27/2015 1:20:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 23, 2015 | Ronald D. Rotunda
    In the November 16 Presidential Debate, the Democratic candidates argued about the minimum wage. They all favored raising it, with Hillary Clinton arguing for $12 per hour. What she preaches is not what she practices, when running her own campaign. Recently, her lawyers asked the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for permission to use unpaid interns during "the spring, summer, or fall at the Campaign's headquarters office in Brooklyn." The lucky students would receive nothing from the Clinton campaign. However, Clinton wants the college to give the interns college credit. She also wants the college to pay the student $3,000. The...
  • Progressive Praises Obama's Immigration Actions and Its Impact on Elections

    11/27/2015 12:27:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/27/15 | Trey Sanchez
    Think Progress's Esther Lee is beaming with glee over President Obama's executive actions over illegal immigrants because of the huge impact it will have on elections in America. In a new "Isn't That Something" video, Lee states with a smile: Rapid demographic changes are providing voters of color with great potential to influence future elections. "In 2016," she adds, "1.5 million of these citizen relatives will be eligible to vote." Barely able to contain her excitement, she continues: "By 2020, that number jumps to 2.25 million, as more and more children reach voting age." Lee concludes: And eligible voters with...
  • Ted Cruz Is Exactly Right on Climate Change

    11/27/2015 11:03:25 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/27/2015 | James Delingpole
    A progressive climate alarmist website has an invaluable voting guide for the presidential election:just pick the candidates it rates least highly – and you’re surely backing a winner. It purports to judge them on the extent of their knowledge of climate change.Hillary Clinton comes right at the top with a score of 90 percent.
  • Vladimir Putin refuses to speak to Turkish president over Ankara's lack of apology

    11/27/2015 11:01:02 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/27/15 | Raziye Akkoc
    Vladimir Putin has refused contact with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the latter’s offer to meet because Ankara refuses to apologise, an aide to the Russian president said. Relations between Moscow and Ankara have plunged into crisis since Tuesday when Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, claiming it had violated its airspace while flying over northern Syria. The two pilots ejected from the plane but one was killed while another was rescued several hours later. In retaliation for Turkey's actions, Russia prepared to impose punishing economic sanctions against Turkey, including abandoning a flagship pipeline project and a $20 billion...
  • Streisand: Trump Presidency ‘Terrifyingly Scary’

    11/27/2015 10:50:22 AM PST · by Cheerio · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, singer-actress Barbra Streisand weighed in on the possibility of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both the front-runners in their respective political parties, facing off in next year’s presidential election. Streisand told ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl that she was supporting Clinton and described a Trump presidency as “terrifyingly scary.” Exchange as follows:
  • The Imaginary Fascist Menace Of Donald Trump

    11/27/2015 10:47:28 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/27/2015 | Scott Greer
    Fears of terrorism are at an all-time high and debate is continue to rage over whether it’s right for the United States to welcome thousands of Syrian refugees.A new Reuters/Ipsos studyrevealed more than 50 percent of Americans “don’t identify with what America has become” and feel like strangers in their own land.Meanwhile, our chattering class is all aflutter about a dangerous ideological threat to our way of life.Is it radical Islam? Not a chance — it’s “creeping fascism.” In particular, the alleged fascist tendencies of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.New York magazine asked if The Donald is a fascist. Slate...
  • Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards’ Medicaid expansion timeline hits bump in road; here's what's next

    11/27/2015 10:46:13 AM PST · by abb · 8 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 26, 2015 | Marsha Shuler
    By Marsha Shuler| Nov. 26, 2015; 6:25 p.m. On the campaign trial, Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards promised time and again that he would expand the rolls of Medicaid on his first day in office. His promise to reverse repeated rejections of expanded Medicaid by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal and open the government health insurance program to more low-income workers was a cornerstone of the Democrat’s campaign. But legal realities have caused Edwards to back off, at least for the time being, while his incoming administration works through a legal glitch raised by the Legislature’s fiscal advisers. Edwards told reporters...
  • Donald Trump’s various rude and offensive comments haven’t hurt him at all

    11/27/2015 10:43:18 AM PST · by mandaladon · 45 replies ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Philip Bump
    Donald Trump hadn't said 300 words during his announcement speech before he called Mexican immigrants rapists. Even before that, he'd already made fun of his sweaty opponents and President Obama. But by word 300, he'd already made the comment that prompted a backlash from Univision — a backlash that drew new attention to his hard-line stance on immigration and, by extension, moved him into first place in the polls. Trump mocked Vietnam veteran John McCain's war record. He made a comment about Fox News's Megyn Kelly that was widely interpreted as referring to her menstruation. He retweeted a joke about...
  • Trump demands Times apologize over disabled reporter claim

    11/27/2015 7:58:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/15 | Bradford Richardson
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is demanding an apology from The New York Times, after denying that he mocked the physical disability of one of its reporters. "Donald J. Trump today demanded an apology from the failing New York Times which accused him (during a major speech before 10,000 people in Myrtle Beach, SC) of mocking a reporter's physical disability when in fact, Mr. Trump does not know anything about the reporter or anything about what the reporter looks like," the Trump campaign said in a statement on Thursday. Trump had cited a 2001 article by Times reporter Serge Kovaleski...
  • GOP epiphany: Trump's here to stay

    11/27/2015 7:55:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 71 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    lowly but surely, some of the very same pundits and political operatives who swore a couple months ago Donald Trump was running a losing race are now reaching a realization: hey, he's not disappearing, and in fact, could actually win. "He has a real shot at this. He is the clear front-runner," said Ron Bonjean, a former aide to Republican leadership on Capitol Hill. "Months ago, we all discounted Trump as a candidate." *snip* "The media has twisted and turned through a number of different positions where they tried to explain that it was just a fad--the summer of Trump,"...
  • Trump VS the "Establishment"-He's Got'em Right Where He Wants'em-Stammering, Stuttering and Lost

    11/27/2015 7:09:12 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 11-26-2015 | sundancem
    Trump VS the "Establishment" - He's Got 'em Right Where He Want's 'em - Stammering, Stuttering and Lost Posted on November 26, 2015 by sundance The Washington Post writes about how the traditional influenciers of all things republican are choosing to back away from prior plans to attack Donald Trump. … […] The political network backed by the billionaire Koch brothers has no plans to take on Trump. American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by strategist Karl Rove, is steering clear and fixated on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton instead. Right to Rise, the super PAC backing Jeb Bush, is not...
  • Trump to campaign in Sarasota (Saturday)

    11/27/2015 6:55:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NBC 2 ^ | 11/27/15 | AP
    <p>Republican presidential candidate front-runner Donald Trump returns to Florida for a campaign rally on Saturday.</p> <p>Trump's rally will be held at the Robarts Arena in Sarasota, beginning at noon. He last visited Florida last month when he made stops before large crowds in Miami and Jacksonville.</p>
  • After Police Shooting in Chiacgo, Calls for Emanuel to Resign

    11/27/2015 9:39:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    US NEWS ^ | 11/25/15 | Joseph P Williams
    For nearly two years, he was the second-most powerful Democrat in Washington, a famously confrontational, joyously profane White House gatekeeper who traded in his job as the first black president's right-hand man to run for mayor of Chicago, their shared, beloved hometown. Now, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's former chief of staff, is facing calls for his resignation amid disturbing questions on the latest and, arguably, most egregious, incident of police use of deadly force against an African American citizen.
  • BLOOMBERG: Ted Cruz 'says some of the stupidest things I've ever heard' ("Climate Change")

    11/27/2015 9:34:42 AM PST · by Isara · 80 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 27, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    ...Michael Bloomberg...trashed two top-tier Republican presidential candidates in a CNN interview airing Friday.After dismissing "right-wing crazies" who reject mainstream climate science, Bloomberg was asked by CNN's Christiane Amanpour what he made of the GOP field...."There's one of them who was a surgeon, unfortunately at Johns Hopkins, who doesn't believe in science," Bloomberg said. "Somebody said that's like a business executive that doesn't believe in profits."Bloomberg then said that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas had said some of the "stupidest" things about climate change despite his intellect. He noted that Cruz's intelligence had been praised by Alan Dershowitz, a prominent US...
  • Foxnews’ Judge Napolitano ignores constitutional limits in immigration/refugee debate!

    11/27/2015 9:17:06 AM PST · by JOHN W K · 20 replies
    11/27/15 | johnwk
    See: Can Governors Legally Block Refugees from Coming to Their States? "In response to the influx of migrants "from the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq," Congress in 2005 gave President George W. Bush unlimited authority to admit people for humanitarian purposes, noted Judge Napolitano. And that has since been passed over to President Obama, he added. "Here, he has the absolute lawful authority – may not like the way he’s exercising it, but he has it," said the judge. "To admit people for political asylum and humanitarian purposes." What Judge Napolitano and Foxnews ignore is, Congress cannot assume powers...
  • Obama’s legacy on climate is at stake in Paris talks (how many times can left play "legacy" card?)

    11/27/2015 9:13:52 AM PST · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 27, 2015 | Liz Goodwin
    President Barack Obama heads to a terror-scarred Paris Sunday night to tackle one of the most important priorities of his second term — climate change. Obama has been laying the groundwork for years ahead of the United Nation’s two-week conference on countering climate change, where nearly 200 countries will be hammering out a pact to cut global emissions of heat-trapping gases. Using executive power, the president has moved the U.S. toward lowering carbon emissions, a key step in building credibility for his efforts to coax China, Brazil and other developing nations to do the same. The Paris conference may help...
  • Is Ted Cruz The New Richard Nixon?

    11/27/2015 7:56:40 AM PST · by Isara · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/27/2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    I have a column up at RollCall today suggesting that the GOP should root for a Ted Cruz vs. Marco Rubio clash. Cruz, skilled at channeling indignation, is a better choice than Trump—if the “populist” lane wants a candidate who can beat Hillary. Likewise, Rubio, who can communicate compassion and optimism, would stand a much better chance in the so-called “establishment” lane than Jeb Bush.But aside from the fact that Cruz has a better chance of beating Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, I’m constantly hearing from Republicans who believe he is more cunning and “flexible” than he is an ideologue....
  • Ted Cruz is ‘not the establishment but doesn’t need on-the-job training’

    11/27/2015 7:19:00 AM PST · by Isara · 90 replies
    Soshable ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | JD Rucker
    There are many of us, perhaps millions, who believe that the Republican party as a governing force has been the lesser of two evils. We fear what the Democrats are doing to destroy the country but we’re angry about what the Republicans aren’t doing to repair the damage. This is why Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been so popular. It’s why so many people are willing to tell pollsters that they support either of the anti-establishment candidates.Thankfully, there’s a third candidate who would stand in stark contrast to the ineffective Republican Establishment that has been harming the party and...
  • Ban on “Gun Violence” Research Does not Exist

    11/27/2015 6:58:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Doctor Gun Banners A recent headline at The Hill read "Dems push to end ban on gun violence research". The only problem is that there is no ban on "gun violence" research. There is a ban on spending federal dollars, by the Department of Health and Human Services, on research that advocates for more gun control. It is called the Dickey Amendment, and was put in place after the leaders of the CDC proclaimed what they expected from research results (advocating for more gun control) before the research was conducted. The CDC had already funded severely flawed, advocacy "research" to...
  • Hating Whitey on Campus

    11/27/2015 6:50:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 44 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 27, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Hating Whitey on Campus Welcome to the totalitarian world of "student activism" at America's elite universities. November 27, 2015 Jack Kerwick Learn more about the Freedom Center's Stop the Jihad on Campus campaign. It isn't just Woodrow Wilson who's got to go. For the social justice warriors on America's college campuses these days, force and intimidation are paying off in spades. Following the occupation of the president's office courtesy of the "Black Justice League," Princeton University is the most recent "institution of higher learning" to relent to students' demand to reject "racism." President Christopher L. Eisgruber has "agreed"--more accurately,...
  • 2 killed, 7 wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings [Chicago so far. Obama Silent]

    11/27/2015 6:49:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Two people were killed and at least seven others have been wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings across Chicago since Wednesday night. A Thanksgiving Day shooting left one man dead in the West Ridge.....
  • Jeremy Corbyn told to resign by Labour MPs as Syria vote engulfs his leadership (Britain)

    11/27/2015 6:43:28 AM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-27-2015 | Christopher Hope, and Peter Dominiczak
    Jeremy Corbyn should resign over his "unacceptable" behaviour towards Syria air strikes vote, former Labour ministers have said as the first senior figures in the party break cover against his leadership. Ex-ministers Fiona Mactaggart and John Spellar have urged the Labour leader to take the "sensible" decision to stand down because of the damaging divisions his leadership is creating. Former Home Office minister Ms Mactaggart said his position had become “unsustainable” while fellow ex-minister Mr Spellar said Mr Corbyn’s behaviour over the Syria vote had been “unacceptable”. A third ex Labour minister minister Frank Field said that the party "needs...
  • Voters would show up if Trump is on 2016 ballot

    11/27/2015 6:08:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 67 replies
    CNBC ^ | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 10:39 AM ET | Eric Chemi | Mark Fahey
    If Donald Trump were the GOP nominee, he would cause the highest voter turnout, relative to any other Republican hopeful. John Kasich, on the other hand, would keep people at home. No matter what party affiliation you consider, Trump brings them out. Republicans, Democrats and independents are all most likely to show up if Trump is on the ballot. (In our analysis, we assumed a constant variable: the Democrats nominating Hillary Clinton.) Not only do they show up to vote, but they vote for Trump. He's got the highest percentage of voters - across both parties and independents.
  • Donald Trump’s Police State [A Pajama Boy Panic Attack]

    11/27/2015 6:04:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    NY SLIMES ^ | 11/27/15 | Timothy Egan
    In "The Plot Against America," the novelist Philip Roth imagines an alternative history at the dawn of World War II. Charles A. Lindbergh, aviator hero and crypto-fascist, defeats Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. Rather than go to war against Nazi Germany, he foments an atmosphere of hatred directed at Jews in the United States..... But over the last three months, in listening to plans of the Republican presidential front-runner and the views of his increasingly thuggish followers, I'm starting to have some dark fears should Donald Trump become president. Take him at his word - albeit, a worthless thing given...
  • Trump demands NY Times apologize for accusation

    11/27/2015 4:33:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 137 replies
    WND ^ | 45 mins ago | Cheryl Chumley
    Donald Trump, leading Republican candidate for president, took his spat with the New York Times to the next level, doubling down on his denial of mocking a handicapped reporter and then demanding the newspaper apologize for accusing him of doing so. In tweets sent out Thanksgiving Day, Trump said once again he didn't poke fun of Serge Kovaleski, a New York Times journalist who suffers from arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that restricts the movements of his arms. His campaign first opened with this clarification: "Donald J. Trump today demanded an apology fro the failing New York Times which accused him...
  • The Clinton Colombia connection: a secret investment fund (primed w/ billions in foreign aid)

    11/27/2015 4:31:39 AM PST · by Liz · 45 replies ^ | 11/27/15 | NY POST EDITORIAL
    Hillary Clinton is upping her anti-Wall Street rhetoric, amid reports that the Clinton Foundation is running a private-equity company down in Colombia.The same private-equity field dissed by 2008 Obama in hundreds of millions of dollars of negative ads against Mitt Romney b/c Romney earned his fortune w/ a PEF. The Bogota-based Fondo Acceso, started in 2010 by Bill Clinton, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and mining millionaire Frank Giustra....$20 million seed funding supposedly came from the Clinton Foundations Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative and Carlos Slims the SLIM Foundation, the Washington Free Beacon reports. In an ominous sign, Fondo Acceso took down...
  • Economist/YouGov Poll: Trump Has 22-point Lead, Carson Slips to 4th [Trump 36% Rubio 14% Cruz 12%]

    11/27/2015 4:21:50 AM PST · by GonzoII · 124 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 05:38 PM | Greg Richter
    Economist/YouGov Poll: Trump Has 22-point Lead, Carson Slips to 4th Thursday, November 26, 2015 05:38 PM By: Greg Richter Donald Trump has a commanding 22-point lead in the latest Economist/YouGov Republican presidential poll, while Ben Carson has slipped to fourth place amid the recent focus on terrorism. Here are the results of people identifying themselves as likely Republican primary voters: Donald Trump: 36 percent Marco Rubio: 14 percent Ted Cruz: 12 percent Ben Carson: 10 percent Jeb Bush: 6 percent Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul, John Kasich: 4 percent Chris Christie: 3 percent Mike Huckabee: 2 percent Lindsey Graham: 1...
  • Old, White Communists Lead Anti-Cop Protests In Chicago Over McDonald Death

    11/27/2015 2:49:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 26, 2015 | Eric Owens
    ...........The main communist agitator who shouted a continuous barrage of chants through the bullhorn is longtime Chicago activist Grant Newburger. Newburger, 57, called himself a leader of the Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade as a fortysomething, according to the Chicago Reader, the Second City's main alternative weekly....... Another communist agitator who spoke into the communal Maoist bullhorn during Wednesday night's protest in Chicago is Revolutionary Communist Party member Lou Downey..... "We are the people! The mighty mighty, mighty people," was a communist agitator-led chant. Also: "Whose streets? OUR STREETS!"......... The Revolutionary Communist Party regularly seeks to conceal itself in growing radical...