Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $23,850
28%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 28% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Politics/Elections (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Boehner looks to Iowa to grow majority

    10/25/2014 2:29:17 AM PDT · by iowamark
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/2014 | Scott Wong
    Next stop on Speaker John Boehner’s 2014 campaign tour: Iowa. The Ohio Republican will swing through the Hawkeye State on Sunday and Monday to attend campaign rallies and headline private fundraisers for three surging GOP House candidates — David Young, Rod Blum and Mariannette Miller-Meeks. ADVERTISEMENT On Sunday afternoon, Boehner will be in Urbandale, just outside Des Moines, to fire up supporters and campaign volunteers working to elect Young, GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley’s former top aide who’s running to replace retiring Republican Rep. Tom Latham in the 3rd District. The Republican hopeful is in a toss-up contest with Democrat Staci...
  • GOP Senate would mean more clashes with Obama, little progress

    10/25/2014 1:29:32 AM PDT · by South40 · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/24/2014 | William Douglas and David Lightman
    WASHINGTON — It's Nov. 5 and jubilant Republicans have captured the Senate, giving the party control of both chambers of Congress for the last two years of Barack Obama's presidency. Now what? The power and agenda in the Senate would shift dramatically. Republicans goals — rolling back the Affordable Care Act, approving the Keystone XL pipeline, lowering tax rates and investigating the Obama administration — would dominate Senate debate and hearings. However, Republican control would do little to change the recipe for gridlock. The Republican majority in the Senate would almost certainly be small, well short of the 60 votes...
  • Corbett cuts $72M from state budget, calls for action on pension reform

    10/24/2014 10:33:38 PM PDT · by Tamzee · 1 replies
    Pittsburgh Business Times ^ | July 10, 2014 | Paul J. Gough
    Gov. Tom Corbett blasted the General Assembly and line-item vetoed more than $70 million from the budget but signed the rest of it into law Thursday. The line-item veto removed $65 million in proposed spending from the General Assembly's own funding, which he said was equivalent to the legislators' surplus, as well as $7.2 million from general appropriations. (snip) Corbett reserved more ire for the General Assembly in what he said was its failure to address the public-pension crisis, an issue he has campaigned for big changes including a move toward a 401(k)-style system for new state employee and public...
  • [Dem] Ad being pulled from Paducah radio after claims on tolls rated false by station

    10/24/2014 10:06:31 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/24/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    A radio ad from the Kentucky House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee is being pulled from the air in the 3rd District state House race after the group twisted the wording of the Republican candidate on tolls. ............................................ "He told the Courier-Journal, in writing, that putting up tolls on our local roads was his chief priority,” the announcer in the ad says. “So Bridges will hike tolls for western Kentucky drivers.” Hear the radio ad here: Local radio station WKYQ reviewed the ad and citations, at Bridges’ request, and decided to pull the ad from their airwaves. The station said because...
  • Filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch Running for President in 2016

    10/24/2014 9:27:37 PM PDT · by lone star annie · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2014 | The Kelly File
    Conservative documentary filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch was on “The Kelly File” tonight, where he told Megyn that he is exploring the idea of running for president. “I will announce in the future that I am going to run for the presidency, and the reason why I’m doing that Megyn is because I’m absolutely in love with my country, I’m in love with the American people. I want to protect them like I would protect my children, like I would protect your children, in the sense that somebody has to step up and get this country back on track, to protect...
  • Were Ferguson Leaks Crafted To Support The Narrative Of Darren Wilson?

    10/24/2014 8:51:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | October 24, 2014 | Staff
    The official autopsy of Michael Brown was leaked earlier this week sparking more protests in Feguson and caused the Justice Department to condemn the release of the information. According to reports, Attorney General Eric Holder is “exasperated” over the “selective leaks” in the Brown case. Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump believes the leaks might be a deliberate move by prosecutor Bob McCulloch. On Friday, “NewsOne Now” guest host Mo Ivory and the Straight Talk panel (Ray Baker, Lauren Victoria Burke and Jarvis Stewart) discuss the leaked information, how the Darren Wilson team may be using the leaked information to craft...
  • Video: 82-Year Old Black Grandmother is done with the Democrat Party; She goes off about why!

    10/24/2014 8:29:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies
    This is incredible. It is precisely what the Restore the Dream 2014 movement is all about, changing minds and changing hearts while helping black people realize that the Democrat Party does not help, they damage on a consistent basis. The woman called into C-Span during the time when Barack Obama was doing his early voting. She identified herself as Joyce and indicated that she is an 82-year old black grandmother who has been a Democrat her entire life, but voted straight down the Republican ticket this year. Her voice is filled with both anger and passion as she explains why...
  • Is a Puerto Rico municipality thinking about seceding?

    10/24/2014 8:02:46 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 25 replies
    (English-language translation) San Juan - A group of residents of Vieques, which was used by the United States Navy for six decades, plans to convene a referendum to propose its independence from Puerto Rico, of which it is a municipality. "We don't need the government of Puerto Rico. What we want is our own constitution and government under the United States Constitution," said today Yashei Rosario, who is proposing this initiative along with her husband Julián García. Rosario and those who second this idea complain that the Puerto Rican authorities "have not promoted the economic development of Vieques" since the...
  • Passenger Isolated After Feeling Ill On LAX Flyaway Bus

    10/24/2014 7:45:10 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    CBS-LA ^ | 10-24-2014 | CBS-LA
    A passenger who traveled on a Flyaway bus Friday has been isolated for evaluation by paramedics in the downtown area. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, around 2:17 p.m. the passenger approached an MTA security guard and claimed he was feeling very ill, and had been in Nigeria three weeks ago. According to the Department of Public Health, this is not a suspected or possible Ebola case.
  • My State is Dead Last in Job Growth -- No MY State is Dead Last in Job Growth

    10/24/2014 7:12:05 PM PDT · by sgtyork · 14 replies
    Vanity ^ | Vanity
    I live in Wisconsin, which according to Mary Burke Democrat candidate for governor is dead last in the Midwest for job growth. ((Its a flat out lie, Walker has really turned job growth around and says Wisconsin is 4th in the Midwest for job growth. I work a lot in Illinois which according to Illinois Policy and the Illinois GOP is dead last in the country for job growth. This is also advertised on political radio ads. http://www.rebootillinois.com/2014/01/23/uncategorized/brendanbond/illinois-predicted-dead-last-job-growth-2014/5012/ But when I binged it, the GOP Minnesota gubernatorial candidate also says Minnesota is dead last in job growth. http://johnsonforgovernor.org/jeff-johnson-issues-statement-minnesota-dead-last-midwest-private-sector-job-creation/#.VEsGgcai1g2 I thought...
  • NJ official: Female health care worker who'd been in Africa isolated with fever

    10/24/2014 6:48:33 PM PDT · by boycott · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ray Sanchez, Jason Hanna and Shimon Prokupecz
    New York (CNN) -- One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital. The second health care worker, a woman who hasn't been identified by name, did not have any Ebola symptoms upon arrival Friday at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey health department spokesman Donna Leusner said. Yet things changed in the hours that followed. According to Leusner, "This evening, the health care worker developed a fever and is...
  • 179commentsAuthor calls for South to secede and form country called 'Reagan'

    10/24/2014 6:34:03 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 71 replies
    AL.com ^ | 10/23/14 | LeadaGore
    A former aide to President Ronald Reagan wants a handful of Southern states to secede from the union and form a new country named for the late GOP hero. It may come to a shock to some Alabamians, however, that Douglas MacKinnon's vision of the country known as "Reagan" would initially only include South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. Those three states were chosen, MacKinnon told talk show host Janet Mefferd, due to their population size and natural resources, such as access to the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
  • King, Mowrer Spar Debate in Contentious Debate

    10/24/2014 6:33:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    After watching the only debate between Fourth District Congressman Steve King and Democrat challenger Jim Mowrer, it is easy to see why King opted out of appearing with Mowrer at other venues, and even considered cancelling this one. King’s little-known opponent consistently attacked King during the hour-long event. (SNIP) He correctly pointed out that Mowrer’s son would be covered under Hawk-I, an insurance plan for children established by the Iowa Legislature when Steve King was a state senator. “By all measures that I can uncover, Mr. Mowrer’s children would be qualified for Hawk-I, so that exists, along with the high...
  • Chris McDaniel Statement Following MS Supreme Court Ruling

    10/24/2014 6:30:28 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 13 replies
    Facebook ^ | October 24, 2014 | Chris McDaniel
    Laurel, MS -- Republican Chris McDaniel issued a statement today in the wake of the Supreme Court's dismissal of his motion to appeal. "Republicans in Mississippi are still left wanting for justice after June's Republican primary was decided by more than 40,000 Democrats," McDaniel said. "Worse yet, the courts refused even to hear our challenge," McDaniel said. "When we launched this campaign over a year ago, we committed to fight to the very end, and many conservatives showed a great deal of courage in standing up with us," he continued. "And the fight to save our republic is only just...
  • Debate Audience Groans At Democrat’s ‘War On Women’ Line [VIDEO]

    10/24/2014 6:22:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/24/14 | Alex Griswold
    New York Democratic House candidate Martha Robertson drew groans from the audience of the debate between her and Republican Rep. Tom Reed after she accused Reed of being part of the “war on women.” “Tom Reed, you’re part of the war against women,” Robertson said, to immediate groans and laughter. “Please, everybody, please,” the moderator said, trying to quiet the murmuring. Reed, for his part, slammed what he called “political rhetoric at its worst. I have eight older sisters. I had a single mother. What I am trying to do is, I will stand for women.” “To engage in the...
  • Kansas Independent Accused Of ‘Potential’ Backroom Endorsement Deal With Republican Supporter

    10/24/2014 6:17:05 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 10/24/14
    A Republican former state representative in Kansas who recently stumped for independent Greg Orman — reportedly to buffer against accusations that he is a liberal — has worked as an attorney for the candidate and owes him as much as $50,000. The Weekly Standard reported Friday that the Republican, Eric Carter, owes Orman between $15,000 and $50,000, according to campaign financial disclosures. Carter has also served as Orman’s attorney in several lawsuits, The Daily Caller learned. The campaign of Republican incumbent Pat Roberts jumped on the news Friday calling the disclosure evidence of “a potential backroom, pay to play endorsement...
  • Are Illegal Aliens Deciding Elections? The Answer May Surprise You…

    10/24/2014 6:03:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | october 24, 2014 | L Todd Wood
    In a stunning piece today by the Washington Post, a study revealed that non-U.S. citizens are deciding American elections in recent years. It is stated that in the last two election cycles, upwards of six-plus percent of illegal immigrants actually voted. Up to fourteen percent were actually registered to vote.  There are approximately twelve million illegal aliens in the United States; this is a huge number.
  • Hillary: 'Don't Let Anybody Tell You' That 'Businesses Create Jobs'

    10/24/2014 5:09:10 PM PDT · by grundle · 95 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | October 24, 2014
    Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, Hillary Clinton told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel not to listen to anybody who says that “businesses create jobs.” “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton said. “You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics,’” she continued. “That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.” “You know, one of the things my husband says when people say ‘Well, what did you bring to Washington,’ he said, ‘Well, I brought arithmetic,’” Clinton said, which elicited loud laughs...
  • Nebraska Dem Uses Coma Patient as Prop in Political Ad

    10/24/2014 4:42:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | adam kredo
    Democratic Nebraska Senate candidate Dave Domina is out with a new political ad that features a bedridden coma patient decked out in one of the campaign’s T-shirts. The ad had raised questions about the ethics of using a coma patient to give the politician a boost in the polls. Domina, who is running against Republican challenger Ben Sasse, also has come under fire in recent weeks for his previous work defending a Nazi war criminal, whom Domina referred to as “honorable” in an interview with the Free Beacon. The ad in questions feature Pappillion, Nebraska resident Deborah Chinnow, and her daughter Jenna, who is...
  • Will Obama Appoint Radical Activist To Enforce Nation's Laws? (Perez)

    10/24/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: Just when you thought the president couldn't pick anyone more radical than Eric Holder as attorney general, he's poised to name ultraradical race-baiter Thomas Perez. Holder's activism is no secret. But Perez is even more extreme. Worse, he's a liar and possible perjurer. Yet he's reportedly President Obama's pick to replace Holder as America's top cop enforcing the nation's laws. The Beltway media are reporting that Perez, now serving as labor secretary, is the front-runner for the key post — and he didn't deny it when reporters asked him about it at a recent speech. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus...
  • Mo. State Senator: Ferguson is ‘Experiencing PTSD Right Now’

    10/24/2014 4:06:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    A Missouri state senator believes the town of Ferguson is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. Speaking to CNN on Thursday, state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said that there should have been health care professionals dispatched to the streets to help the residents of Ferguson. “What should have happened since day one is we should have had counselors out in the streets and psychologists because this community is experiencing PTSD right now and frankly, I think some officers are, too,” she explained to CNN....
  • Breaking: Mississippi Supreme Court Rules for Cochran [my title]

    10/24/2014 3:41:51 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 56 replies
    Mississippi Supreme Court ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mississippi Supreme Court
    No news article to post-- the only article so far is in the Clarion-Ledger, which we can't post. But the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the lower court ruling that Chris McDaniel's challenge to Thad Cochran's primary win was filed too late. The Court's decision is here.
  • US Chamber on sidelines in close Georgia race

    10/24/2014 3:17:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 10/24/14 | Donna Cassata
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission — the tight Georgia Senate race. Rob Engstrom, political director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Friday that the organization will stay on the sidelines in the contest between businessman David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgia as well as the competitive Louisiana race pitting three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy. Days before the Nov. 4 election, both races are which are critical to...
  • New York and New Jersey Tighten Ebola Screenings at Airports

    10/24/2014 3:17:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | By MARC SANTORA
    The governors of New York and New Jersey announced Friday afternoon that they were ordering all people entering the country through two area airports who had direct contact with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea to be quarantined. The announcement comes one day after an American doctor, who had worked in Guinea and returned to New York City earlier in October, tested positive for Ebola and became the first New York patient of the deadly virus. “A voluntary Ebola quarantine is not enough,” said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York. “This is too serious a public health...
  • The Establishment Almost Had Me

    10/24/2014 3:14:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 151 replies
    Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter almost had me convinced the other night. They almost had me. I think even Mark Levin hinted at it. Elect Republicans, any republican, to stop Obama's agenda and get rid of Harry Reid. Ann Coulter was so animated over it that I thought she was going to melt down. She was visibly and mockingly furious with anyone stupid enough not to vote for those like Mitch McConnell, or her love, as she describes him, Scott Brown. All the republicans she is pushing are Chamber of Commerce, big government hacks. Anyway, this seems to be the...
  • Republican Barbarians at the Gates (truly a must read!)

    10/24/2014 3:11:31 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Brad Lyles
    Conservatives must choose Revolution – and now. A pivotal mid-term election is upon us. No matter the outcome, however, the Republican Establishment will rule. And the Republican Establishment is entirely hostile to Republican Conservatives. Today’s Establishment Republicans have grown even more odious than they were during the Reagan and Goldwater eras. They control all conventional paths to power, money, and position. They are comfortable in the presumption their rule is inviolable, their eventual sinecures assured. They believe the Conservative rabble will either submit or perish. They do not understand the rules have changed. No longer will Conservatives accept battles only...
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor on Ferguson ‘leaks’: They’re ‘public accountability’ journalism

    10/24/2014 2:55:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2014 | Erik Wemple
    MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell blasted away Wednesday night at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch over its story on the findings of an official autopsy of Michael Brown following his fatal encounter with Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson. That story, as O’Donnell duly noted, has prompted a wave of coverage affirming Wilson’s account of events. Citing the St. Louis Post-Dispatch story, The Washington Post published a piece headlined, “Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson.” But does it? That’s what O’Donnell addressed. He interviewed Dr. Judy Melinek, a pathology professor at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center who...
  • Nicolle Wallace Endorses A Hillary Presidential Run: ‘I’m A Huge Fan’ (says former Bush staffer)

    10/24/2014 2:33:14 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | October 23, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Nicolle Wallace, former Communications Director for President George W. Bush and current co-host of the View, appeared on the syndicated show Wendy Wednesday afternoon to talk about her new gig as well as her career in Republican politics. During the interview, Wallace, who spends much of her time criticizing her fellow Republicans, endorsed the idea of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016. The former Bush staffer declared that she was a “huge fan of the idea of a Hillary Clinton candidacy.”
  • With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

    10/24/2014 2:15:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 24, 2014 | Cheryl Corley
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)In the weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., protesters gathered daily at the site of a burned-out convenience store. About a block away, the empty lot of a boarded-up restaurant became the campsite for a group of young activists called the Lost Voices. During the protests, the group "invited all the people who can't come out every day and wanted to share the experience with us," says Lenard Smith. One night, the Lost Voices was holding a "shut-it-down sleepover" when police raided the site, says Smith, who goes by the name...
  • Could non-citizens decide the November election?

    10/24/2014 1:54:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2014 | Jesse Richman and David Earnest
    Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a screen for an agenda to prevent poor and minority voters from exercising the franchise, while others define such incidents as a threat to democracy itself. Both sides depend more heavily on anecdotes than data.
  • Joe Biden votes early, but ‘what’s with the glue stick?’ [photo]

    10/24/2014 1:26:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-24-2014 | Twitchy staff
    Joe Biden votes early, but ‘what’s with the glue stick?’ [photo] 1:25 pm on October 24, 2014 by Twitchy StaffVice President Biden ✔ @VP Follow Vice President Biden just cast his ballot in Delaware for this year's midterm elections → 12:20 PM - 24 Oct 2014 Vice President Joe Biden voted early in the election without accidentally disenfranchising himself, but something on the table caught the eye of some who saw the photo: Why's he got a whole bunch of glue sticks?....
  • Obama Can't Help Throwing His Party Under His Bus

    10/24/2014 12:55:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Politically speaking, President Barack Obama is almost as toxic as the ominous viruses he continues to mismanage. Every Democratic candidate fears the contagion and seeks to quarantine himself from his presence and policies. It's hardly unfair to say that Obama has earned his current condition, having squandered more unearned goodwill than any president in recent memory. Despite his fall, during a speech at Northwestern University earlier this month, Obama couldn't resist blurting out: "I'm not on the ballot this fall. Michelle's pretty happy about that. But make no mistake: These policies are on the ballot -- every single one of...
  • Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress

    10/24/2014 10:12:50 AM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 104 replies
    judicialwatch ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2014 | Staff
    President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover-up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch. The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday...
  • Milwaukee election officials demean, intimidate observers, monitors claim

    10/24/2014 12:32:30 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-24-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Republican Party election observers monitoring in-person absentee voting at Milwaukee’s largest polling place say partisan election officials are shutting them out. Reports to Wisconsin Reporter from observers at the Zeidler Municipal Building in downtown Milwaukee detail the strict enforcement of the Democrat-heavy Milwaukee Election Commission’s edict keeping poll workers as far away from voters as a new state law will allow — eight feet. “I could neither see what any voters was providing for (proof of residency) nor hear the conversation between the election worker and the voter, who was then given a ballot,” one observer told...
  • Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress

    10/24/2014 12:25:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    JudicialWatch.org ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2014
    President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday...
  • Joni Ernst: My Gun Will Defend Me If Government Decides 'My Rights Are No Longer Important'

    10/24/2014 11:24:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | sam levine
    Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa, said during an NRA event in 2012 that she would use a gun to defend herself from the government.
  • Hispanics, US Citizens And Otherwise, Join Campaigns For Close Midterm Fights [One Issue Campaign!]

    10/24/2014 11:07:25 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 24, 2014 | Paul Lewis
    Hispanics, US Citizens And Otherwise, Join Campaigns For Close Midterm Fights This year’s midterms are taking place against a backdrop of Latino frustration at dithering candidates over immigration issues Paul Lewis 24 October 2014 Abel Perez, who was brought to the US from Mexico illegally as a child, canvassing for Democratic candidates in Longmont, Colorado. Photograph: Paul Lewis/Guardian An estimated 11 million people in America are barred from voting in the midterm elections because of their immigration status. Abel Perez is one of them. The 24-year-old was recently knocking on doors in the Colorado town of Longmont with a list...
  • Mary Burke’s taxing resume problems (WI)

    10/24/2014 11:03:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-23-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Mary Burke’s resume, much like the Democratic candidate for governor, has gone through a lot of changes — particularly during the course of her campaign. And some new tax records obtained by Wisconsin Reporter beg more questions about Burke’s shifting employment record. Burke is running against incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker in next month’s election. There is “no record” of Mary Burke on Wisconsin’s income tax rolls in 1988. That’s peculiar because Burke did pay $3,514 in 1987, and $3,750 in income taxes in 1989, according to a document from the state Department of Revenue’s Central Tax...
  • Gun Control Group Continues Attempt To Bully Kroger Into Stripping Shoppers Of A Human Right

    10/24/2014 10:15:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Bob Owens
    Forbes reporter Clare O’Connor says that gun prohibitionist Shannon Watts and a small number of her followers from the citizen control group Moms Demand Action will attempt to bully Kroger shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in Cincinnati next Wednesday. Members of local affiliates of the Michael Bloomberg-backed gun control groups Everytown and Moms Demand Action will be waiting near the supermarket chain’s Cincinnati headquarters on October 29th to confront investors and executives.
  • Suspect's past would have prevented gun ownership: expert

    10/24/2014 10:04:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    Montrealgazette.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | Monique Muise
    A leading firearms expert and criminal defence lawyer says he would have been “shocked beyond words” to learn that Ottawa shooting suspect Michael Zehaf Bibeau had obtained his gun legally in Canada. Solomon Friedman, who was locked in his downtown office for much of the day Wednesday as Ottawa police attempted to secure Parliament Hill and the surrounding buildings, says several layers of safeguards are in place to ensure that a person like Zehaf Bibeau does not have legal access to firearms. The former Quebecer, who shot and killed a reservist guarding the National War Memorial before moving up to...
  • An Avalanche of Ballots in Colorado

    10/24/2014 10:02:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Natonal Review ^ | 10-24-14 | Deroy Murdock
    The autumn skies are bright blue this afternoon in the Mile High City. The vistas of the nearby Rockies are as sublime as the mild breezes that amble down the street. And yet Marilyn Marks could not be more worried. She fears that Republican representative Cory Gardner could lose a U.S. Senate seat in the mail — literally. “Gardner got the Denver Post’s endorsement,” Marks tells me. “Amazing, and he has a real chance of winning. But this ‘100 percent absentee ballot’ disaster is likely to undermine every GOP candidate in a tight race,” adds Marks, a clean-vote advocate with...
  • Plane from DC Airport (Dulles) grounded in Columbia due to ‘sick passenger’

    10/24/2014 9:52:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    The State ^ | 10-24-2014 | JEFF WILKINSON
    A plane from Washington D.C.'S Dulles International Airport has been grounded at Columbia Metropolitan Airport due to a sick passenger on board, according a spokesperson for the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The passenger had a reported nosebleed, and the plane was being held on the ramp Friday morning, according to airport spokeswoman Kaela Harmon. A nosebleed is a symptom of advanced Ebola, a deadly virus that has killed nearly 5,000 worldwide, including one victim in the United States. Caution is high because of recent outbreaks of the disease in Dallas, and a confirmed case of the virus in New York announced...
  • Jim Hagedorn says Rep. Tim Walz(D-Mn) wants to move Al Qaeda prisoners to Rochester(Mn)

    10/24/2014 9:47:20 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Stephen Rydberg
    Representative Tim Walz's republican challenger, Jim Hagedorn, is accusing Walz of wanting to move Al Qaeda prisoners to Rochester. Hagedorn talked to the media outside Federal Medical Center in Rochester on Thursday. He said Representative Walz voted to close the Guantanamo Bay Prison and supports transferring what Hagedorn calls the worst Islamic terrorists on the planet into the US. Hagedorn goes on to say that Walz is open to bringing some of those prisoners to FMC in Rochester. "The people of Southeast Minnesota, the people of Rochester, are protected by the Islamic terrorists in Guantanamo bay by 1,875 miles, an...
  • If the Republicans win the Senate . .

    10/24/2014 9:37:35 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 37 replies
    Aimhigh ^ | 10/24/2014 | aimhigh
    If the Republicans gain control of both houses, they will encounter a dangerous environment. When they got control during the Clinton administration, Clinton modified his behavior and signed bills like Welfare Reform. Clinton's popularity results from his shift to the winds. Obama has no intentions of shifting. Instead he will go further left and further damage the country. He will blame Republicans for all the damage. Unfortunately, Republicans won't respond. So the question arises - how does this translate for 2016?
  • Florida Governor’s Race Still Deadlocked

    10/24/2014 9:37:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Republicans Bondi, Putnam, Atwater Lead Down Ballot Races 46% Floridians Concerned About Contracting Ebola The Florida governor’s election between former Gov. Charlie Crist and incumbent Gov. Rick Scott is statistically tied, according to a new poll from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute. With less than two weeks before the election, Crist leads, 43-40 percent, with Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie pulling 8 percent, and 9 percent of likely voters saying they are undecided. Crist’s lead is within the poll’s margin of error, and the race can be described as a statistical tie.
  • Connetquot school district addresses John Pearl Elementary School student's Ebola connection

    10/24/2014 9:35:59 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 1 replies
    Newsday ^ | 10-24-2014 | JOIE TYRRELL
    Connetquot school district officials Friday reassured residents that all appropriate steps were being taken after they learned relatives of an elementary student were expected to arrive this week from a country affected by the Ebola virus.
  • Half of Americans willing to pay zero additional dollars for EPA carbon regs

    10/24/2014 9:34:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    horair.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    We’ve had plenty of time for the discussion of the EPA’s new green energy initiatives and carbon restrictions to sink in to the American collective consciousness. (Even if it does get shoved out of the news on a daily basis.) It’s also been made clear that these regulations are going to affect the available energy pool on the grid and exert upward pressure on retail prices for fuel, heating and electricity. The greater goal, we are told, is to reduce the nation’s overall carbon footprint and, presumably, improve the climate change situation. So how generous is the public feeling about...
  • GOP: It's Probably in the Bag, but Stay Engaged

    10/24/2014 8:45:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    For crying out loud, GOP, please, please, please stand for something! There is a verse in the Bible that says, You are neither hot nor cold. You are lukewarm, and I spew you out of my mouth. Even God considers spineless, noncommittal, wimpy, lukewarm behavior distasteful. Conservative-leaning media and pundits all over TV are predicting that the GOP will win big in a week or so; a majority in the U.S. Senate is almost a done deal. However, I caution our side not to count our chickens before they hatch. Polls show that we have shaky narrow leads in some...
  • Does Georgia vote Democratic in 2014? Michelle Nunn is surging

    10/24/2014 8:02:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2014 | Noah Rothman
    It is not a mirage. In the Deep South, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is surging. Of all the polls in the field in October in the Peach State, Nunn has tied or enjoyed a slight lead over Republican nominee David Perdu. On Friday morning, a CNN/ORC survey showed Nunn with her widest lead yet – 47 to 44 percent – over her Republican challenger. A third party candidate is drawing another 5 percent of the vote while 4 percent remain undecided. That poll also found incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal trailing his opponent, Democrat and former President Jimmy Carter’s...
  • Iowa Senate candidate cancels on newspaper editors

    10/24/2014 7:50:16 AM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 10/24/2014
    Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has canceled a meeting with The Des Moines Register's editorial board, saying her time was better spent campaigning in Iowa. Editors at the newspaper said Ernst's campaign notified them Wednesday night that she wouldn't attend the Thursday meeting. Publisher Rick Green said he was disappointed. "Undecided voters I talk to want Sen. Ernst to break through the rhetoric and cacophony of campaign ads about hogs, Obamacare and balanced budgets. It's a time for sharing specifics," Green said in a statement. Ernst, a state lawmaker and lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard, is locked in...