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  • 54% Think Mexico Should Compensate U.S. for Costs of Illegal Immigration (30% say Mexico is ally)

    07/02/2015 4:24:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 06, 2013
    President Obama met with Mexican President Enrique PeŮa Nieto late last week to discuss ways to reduce violence and drug trafficking along the border and stressed his continued support for immigration legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants now in the United States. (SNIP) A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 30% of Americans view Mexico as an ally of the United States.
  • Chairman of House Dems asks people to Ďkeep tabsí on companies silent about Trump

    07/02/2015 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 2, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Xavier Becerra ‚úĒ @RepBecerra Thumbs up to @Macys for telling @realDonaldTrump ¬ď#yourefired." 2:24 PM - 2 Jul 2015 But that¬ís not enough. Rep. Becerra wants to make sure there¬ís hell toup√©e for Trump, and he¬ís asking for your help to root out companies not giving The Donald a public spanking: Xavier Becerra ‚úĒ @RepBecerra But why aren't more companies acting responsibly and following suit? Let's keep tabs on those who stay silent! 2:25 PM - 2 Jul 2015
  • Emails suggest Hillary helped Clinton Foundation donors (US ntl interests disregarded)

    07/02/2015 3:54:55 PM PDT · by Liz · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner.com ^ | 7/1/15 | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Secy of State Hillary Clinton extended warm welcomes to executives from companies that had donated to the Clinton Foundation, new emails from her first year as Secy of State show. Her frequent interactions with firms that had given generously to her family philanthropy ó many of which were lobbying the State Department at the same time ó raise questions about whether she used her diplomatic perch to help certain companies get ahead. <><> For example, in Sept 2009, Clinton asked State Dept aides to help the Blackstone Group secure a requested visa. Blackstone donated between $250,000 and $500,000 to the...
  • Marco Rubio super PAC spends $1 million on first TV ad buy (pathway to nukes)

    07/02/2015 3:51:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 25, 2015 | David M. Drucker |
    The super PAC supporting Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential bid is on the air with a $1 million-plus television advertising buy; the announcement came one day after Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's super PAC announced its first paid ad ó a digital spot. Conservative Solutions Project, the super PAC behind Rubio, Florida's junior senator, is running its ad on Fox News Channel and other cable stations, asking viewers to tell their senators to join him in opposing President Obama's "bad deal" with Iran. Obama is in the final stages of negotiating a deal with Tehran to limit the Islamic regime's nuclear...
  • 2016 Breitbart Primary

    07/02/2015 3:19:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    Vote Early, Vote Often!!! Just kidding.
  • Kevin DeYoung What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? [Message for Millennials]

    07/02/2015 2:56:13 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 3/17/15 | Kevin DeYoung
    In this message, recorded at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois on March 17, 2015, pastor and author Kevin DeYoung addresses a difficult and often controversial topic: what does the Bible really teach about homosexuality?
  • A Letter to the Gay Community from a Loving Daughter (2nd mom doesn't replace dad I lost)

    07/02/2015 2:26:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 2, 2015 | SHEILA LIAUGMINAS
    Read this open letter to the Gay Community from a loving daughter. † She wonders why there isnít more attention on the rest of this story, namely the children raised by two mothers or two fathers. † Same-sex marriage and parenting withholds either a mother or father from a child while telling him or her that it doesnít matter. That itís all the same. But itís not. A lot of us, a lot of your kids, are hurting. My fatherís absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad. I loved my momís...
  • Cruz Interview Exclusive: A Time for Truth

    07/02/2015 1:59:48 PM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Supreme Court ‚Äúlooks down on the rest of the country‚ÄĚ Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) told Conservative Review in an exclusive interview this week.¬†The Senator, hard charging on the presidential campaign trail, has just written a decidedly revealing book on the real insides of Washington politics, the book titled A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America. Cruz is not about to be stampeded, either ‚Äď by the Supreme Court or for that matter anyone else in what he calls the ‚ÄúWashington Cartel.‚ÄĚ And Cruz, who once clerked in the Supreme Court for Chief Justice William Rehnquist, pointedly includes...
  • CMSí Secretive Settlement: $1.3 billion in improper hospital claims paid out

    07/02/2015 1:21:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | July 2, 2015 2:00 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services secretly paid out over a billion dollars in improper hospital claims earlier last month, despite auditors labeling them unnecessary previously. The payments, which were quietly announced on June 1 by CMS, totaled $1.3 billion and involved 1,900 hospitals and 300,000 claims that had been already denied by CMS auditors on two different levels as medically unnecessary. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals settled hundreds of thousands of appeals for 68 cents on the dollar. The money used to cover the claims will be taken from the...
  • Supreme Court Refusal Protects Illegal Immigrants' "Right to Vote"

    07/02/2015 12:48:47 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | July 1, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Yet another rejection of constitutional principles by the Supreme Court has been overlooked in the furor over the pro-Obamacare and same-sex marriage decisions. This time, itís not what the justices said, but what they refused to say that is noteworthy. Reuters reports that the high courtís refusal to hear an appeal of the decision in the case of Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al, had the effect of upholding the ruling handed down last November by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Donald Trumpís Miss USA Pageant Picked Up by Reelz

    07/02/2015 12:36:35 PM PDT · by onyx · 39 replies
    msn entertainment ^ | July 2, 2015 | Todd Spangler
    Donald Trump has found a TV home for his Miss USA beauty pageant with cable network Reelz, after both NBC and Univision Communications bailed on plans to air the program following the mogulís remarks about Latino immigrants. The pact is a small victory for Trump, who in the past week has lost his deals with NBC, Univision and Macyís. The companies cut their ties to the real-estate developer, GOP presidential hopeful and erstwhile TV personality after he called Mexican and other Hispanic immigrants ďkillers and rapistsĒ who are ďbringing crimeĒ into the U.S. in a speech.
  • Trump Stands Up to Cowardice (long article)

    07/02/2015 12:35:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Donald Trump continues to dominate the news and the news cycle. He is not backing down. Yesterday we got the news. You know, it's amazing to witness cowardice. It's all over the place. Emmitt Smith was a judge in one of Trump's beauty pageants. I guess it was Miss USA. Emmitt pulled out. Says he doesn't want to be associated with any of this stuff. Trump said, "Who needs Emmitt Smith? Judges are easy. I'll go get another." (laughing) You just got to love this. (imitating Trump) "Who needs Emmitt Smith? He's a loser anyway. He isn't a big...
  • FLASHBACK Obama Says Illegal Immigration HURTS ĎBlue-Collar Americans,íSTRAINS Welfare [VIDEO]

    07/02/2015 12:11:49 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com/ ^ | 11/16/2014 | Neil Munro
    ďThe number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century,Ē Obama noted. ďIf this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a wholeóespecially by keeping our workforce young, in contrast to an increasingly geriatric Europe and Japanóit also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net.Ē
  • Time for Choosing: Other Than Ted Cruz, No Other Candidate has Supported Trump

    07/02/2015 12:10:41 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 30, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) thinks NBC was wrong to cut off its business relationship with real-estate mogul and television personality Donald Trump. "When it comes to Donald Trump, I like Donald Trump. I think he's terrific. I think he's brash. I think he speaks the truth," Cruz said Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends. Donald Trump later thanked Cruz via Twitter
  • Ted Cruz battles SCOTUS marriage decision, calls Republicans to join him

    07/02/2015 12:06:42 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 60 replies
    KPTV.com ^ | Jun 26, 2015 8:26 PM PDT
    <p>SHELDON, IOWA (KTIV/CNN) - Some Republican lawmakers had another reason to chastise the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday after it ruled same-sex marriage legal nationwide.</p> <p>Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, put his legislation where his mouth his, introducing an amendment to counteract the SCOTUS ruling. Cruz is a candidate for president in 2016.</p>
  • Jim Webb Announces 2016 Presidential Run

    07/02/2015 11:50:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/02/2015
    Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced in an email Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president. "I understand the odds, particularly in today's political climate where fair debate is so often drowned out by huge sums of money," Webb said in the email. "But our country needs a fresh approach to solving the problems that confront us and too often unnecessarily divide us," he added.
  • Are Americans still in charge of our lives?

    07/02/2015 11:43:43 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 13 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | July 2, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    Amid unending political horserace punditry ó whoís up, whoís down in the wake of Supreme Court rulings, Congressí trade-promotion votes, Iranian nuclear negotiations and the racist Charleston massacre ó letís Think Again about the most important concern: Are the American people winning or losing? Are ďlife, liberty and the pursuit of happinessĒ ó the national promise Americans celebrate on July Fourth ó secure in this year of the Magna Cartaís 800th anniversary? That watershed moment in the annals of human liberty curbed a tyrannical monarch, like the American founding it helped inspire. Initially an agrarian backwater in a socially stratified...
  • Why itís Republicans, not Democrats, who really offer African-Americans hope for a better life

    07/02/2015 11:39:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Gov. Rick Perry
    Fifty years ago, Republicans and Democrats came together to enshrine in law the principle that all of us, regardless of race, color, or national origin, are created equal. Because of that, today America is a better, more tolerant and more welcoming place than it has ever been. So why is it that so many black families still feel left behind? A quarter of African-Americans live below the poverty line, even with federal programs like food stamps and housing subsidies, and the supplemental poverty rate for African-Americans is nearly double the rate for other Americans. Democrats have long had the opportunity...
  • Scott Walker files papers to run for president

    07/02/2015 11:36:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 2, 2015 | By Mary Spicuzza
    Gov. Scott Walker is making it official that he is running for president ó sort of. Wisconsin's Republican governor filed papers with the Federal Election Commission Thursday "after hearing from countless Americans" during his testing the waters stage, an aide said. "While I have not yet announced whether I will be a candidate for President of the United States, I have received contributions of more than $5,000 within the last 15 days," Walker wrote in a Thursday letter to the FEC. "Should I formally announce, I will seek the Republican nomination for the office of President of the United States...
  • Democrat Jim Webb joins 2016 White House race

    07/02/2015 11:16:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2015
    Former Democratic Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is jumping in the race for president. Fox News has obtained a message from Webb that is expected to go out on social media later Thursday.
  • What Theyíre SayingÖ (about Ted Cruz's A Time for Truth)

    07/02/2015 11:03:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/02/15
    Cruz Pulls No Punches in Memoir Highlighting Truth-Tellers, His Time in Congress, and Behind the Scenes in the Supreme CourtHOUSTON, Texas ‚ÄĒ The new book by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, ¬ďA Time for Truth,¬í is making headlines across the country with a dramatic and candid look at Cruz¬ís life, those he holds up as truth-tellers, and some behind-the-scenes stories that are sure to upset the Establishment in Washington:Texas Tribune: 7 Things We Learned From Ted Cruz‚Äôs New Book U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz promises to take readers behind the scenes in Washington with his new memoir, A Time for Truth....
  • A GOP Disaster Avoidance Plan (Barf Alert!!!)

    07/02/2015 11:00:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | John Warren
    With Governor Christie’s splash in the pool, the population pining to be POTUS is now large enough to hold a special Republican Primary: only the declared wannabes would participate, each egotist getting three votes. Naturally, we’d eliminate all their first choices and zero in on the next two, thereby distilling a much tighter cluster of potential electables.Seriously, we now have a candidate for almost every splinter view imaginable, and good people though each of them are, they collectively exemplify a party in confusion and dysfunction. As one wag pointed out, the last time there were this many declared candidates, a...
  • Congressman Babin Endorses Cruz for President

    07/02/2015 10:57:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/02/15
    HOUSTON, Texas ‚ÄĒ Today, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, endorsed U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for President of the United States. Babin is part of the new class of conservatives recently elected to Congress and has vigorously promoted policies that empower people and not the federal government.¬ďSenator Ted Cruz is a proven and principled conservative leader who has fought tirelessly to defend our liberties and freedoms during his service to Texas and the United States of America,¬Ē said Babin. ¬ďIn his time in the U.S. Senate, Ted has shown the conservative leadership and fortitude we so desperately need in our...
  • NASCAR tracks make request for fans to not fly Confederate flag

    07/02/2015 10:36:12 AM PDT · by central_va · 123 replies
    Sports ^ | 7/2/15 | Nick Bromberg
    A NASCAR spokesperson said the request would pertain to "overt displays" of the Confederate flag. If you're a fan wanting to bring in a 15-foot Confederate flag to fly on track property while at a race or are planning to use the symbol as a way to make a boisterous statement, you're likely going to be asked to not do so and possibly escorted out of the track premises.
  • Ted Cruz: Obama has declared 'unconditional surrender' to Cuba

    07/02/2015 10:20:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JULY 1, 2015 | ELIZABETH POTTER
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz blasted President Obama for making major concessions to the Cuban government by normalizing relations, and said the U.S. has all but caved to Cuba."President Obama announced today he is continuing his policy of unconditional surrender to Fidel and Raul Castro by rewarding one of the most violently anti-American regimes on the planet with an embassy and an official representative of our government," the Texas Republican said.Cruz has demanded the U.S. move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and said Obama's decision not to do that but to open one in Havana was...
  • ĎKids Respond to Gay Marriage.í Really? Who Cares?

    07/02/2015 10:13:19 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Michael van der Galien
    [MUST WATCH VIDEO[ No matter how you feel about gay marriage, can¬ít we at least agree that little kids should not be used as props for cheap propaganda stunts? These Australian kids say that you should be able to ¬ďmarry who you love.¬Ē First of all, who cares what kids think? These are very adult-oriented questions and children have neither the life experience nor the intellectual capacity to give a rational response. By saying you should be able to ¬ďmarry who you love¬Ē are they saying that a father can marry his daughter or a brother his sister? Or how...
  • Billionaire to billionaire: Carlos Slim cuts ties with Donald Trump

    07/02/2015 10:02:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    Business Review USA ^ | 7/2/14 | Rebecca Castrejon
    The richest businessman in Mexico, Carlos Slim, has cut ties with Donald Trump after the latter offended Mexicans during his speech announcing his run for the presidency of the United States. The magnates were going to launch a television mega project with Larry King, named Ora TV, which would be a producing company financed by America Movil. The partnership is over as of June 29 after Trump carried on offending the neighboring country. Slimís spokesperson, and son-in-law, Arturo Elias, stated: ďWorking with someone that narrow-minded was not going to work out.Ē He added that the comments were racist, especially when...
  • Why The Donald is Trumping the GOP

    07/02/2015 9:59:02 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 13 replies
    self | J.Johnson
    By J. Johnson In case anyone hasnít noticed, the GOP is allowing itself to be taken down the same road it has gone down before in the last two presidential election cycles. This time, the second target is one Donald Trump (Rubio was first). But we have seen this before. But the question needs to be asked again: How are they getting away with it? Letís start with the obvious: The illegal immigration problem. Anyone thinking this is not a major issue in America hasnít been watching the local news, or going outside the house too much. It has become...
  • Cruz SLAMS immigration activist with one killer question

    07/02/2015 9:48:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 82 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 2, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Sen. Ted Cruz shut down Univision anchor and Fusion TV host Jorge Ramos on illegal immigration, by turning a gotcha question around into a gotcha answer, and giving the host a lesson on the rule of law.¬ďI think rule of law matters,¬Ē the Texas Republican said on Tuesday¬ís edition of Fusion TV¬ís ¬ďAmerica with Jorge Ramos.¬ĒAfter the two volleyed the immigration issue back and forth, presidential candidate Cruz asked Ramos ‚ÄĒ an open advocate of legalizing the millions of illegals currently in the country ‚ÄĒ what happen to an American who crossed illegally into Mexico.When Ramos admitted that Mexican authorities...
  • Trump Declares Victory on Immigration as Obama Admits Some Illegals Are ĎGang Bangersí

    07/02/2015 9:41:00 AM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/01/15 | Alex Swoyer
    President Obamaís admission that some ďgang-bangersĒ are crossing Americaís southern border sparked a direct response from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has been criticized for his remarks on illegal immigration during his official campaign announcement. ďMr. Trump has repeatedly provided additional context to his remarks from June 16th, 2015 during which he addressed the severely detrimental effects of illegal immigration and described some of the issues that are brought to the United States as a result, much like President Obama has done today,Ē reads Trumpís press release. ďThere are few occasions on which I agree with statements made by...
  • If no Black on the Ballot; what will the Black voter turnout be like in 2016? (Vanity)

    07/02/2015 9:02:49 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 34 replies
    Din Maker
    I've asked this question for some time now: Without Obama, or any other Black, on the ballot for the Dems in 2016; what will the Black voter turnout be like? I say at least 5 percentage points less than in '08 and '12. The new has worn-off; the novelty is gone. They've had their Black President. I say that the Dems will NOT get Blacks to the polls this time around like they did for Obama. And even if Hillary has a Black Running Mate, I say the Black turnout will still be 5 percent less than the last two...
  • Donald Trump is quickly becoming the GOP establishment's worst nightmare

    07/02/2015 9:01:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/02/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump is not the most cautious speaker in the Republican presidential primary field. He's in a public feud with the nation's largest Spanish-language television network, one of its premier broadcast networks, and a major retailer over comments suggesting Mexican immigrants are "rapists" and drug runners. And despite all that, Trump is rising in recent polls, placing second both in national surveys and in polls of key early-voting states. This means one thing: In a little more than a month, the outspoken Trump will almost certainly be one of the candidates who polls high enough to earn a...
  • Hillary Gets Berned: Sanders Rally Nearly Double the Size of Her Announcement Crowd

    07/02/2015 8:52:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/02/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) upstaged ‚Äėem all at a rally in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday night.In fact, he put the number of people who showed up for Hillary Clinton‚Äôs official campaign announcement to shame.Sanders nearly filled the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center, which seats 10,231 people; the Associated Press put a 10,000 estimate on the crowd. About 5,500 people were on New York‚Äôs Roosevelt Island for Clinton‚Äôs carefully orchestrated launch.¬ďTonight we have made a little bit of history,¬Ē Sanders told the crowd with a simple blue Bernie banner backdrop. ¬ďTonight, we have more people at a meeting...
  • Ex-NY State Senate Leader Malcolm Smith Gets Seven Years (Gregory Meeks associate)

    07/02/2015 8:48:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 2, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Former New York Senator Malcolm Smith was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison for bribery and related offenses. He was convicted in February. A former majority leader in the New York Senate, Smith was defeated for re-election in 2014. Smith is the latest associate of U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) headed to jail. Formal investigations of several New York politicians began in 2010 after the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) exposed corruption through stories in the New York Post, New York Times and New York Daily News. The first story, in the New York Post of January 31,...
  • Admission of Hillary Clintonís classified emails opens door for feds to seize her servers

    07/02/2015 8:43:47 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2015
    The State Department on Wednesday conceded that two dozen of Hillary Rodham Clintonís emails did contain classified information, a fact that could trigger a U.S. policy that authorizes the government to take control of her private server and sanitize the contents. A former senior intelligence official told The Washington Times the policy also requires the government to check other Internet paths her secret information could have taken. The intelligence source said Mrs. Clintonís communication, whether telephone or emails, would have been targeted by a number of foreign agencies. This source said it is likely her private server was breached.
  • WALKER-FOR-PRESIDENT EFFORT HIRES ANOTHER CONTROVERSIAL ANTI-CONSERVATIVE IN BRAD DAYSPRING

    07/02/2015 8:37:46 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/2/2015 | Matt Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walkerís presidential effort in waiting has made yet another questionable and anti-conservative hire, as former National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) communications director Brad Dayspring joins the pro-Walker Super PAC Unintimidated PAC. Dayspring has a long history of anti-conservatism, and this hire is again hurting Walkerís reputation among right-of-center power players despite the praises Dayspring won from inside-the-beltway mainstream media types.
  • Christie Opposes Exemptions for Clerks Who Object to Same-Sex Marriage

    07/02/2015 8:22:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Time ^ | July 1, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke with many in his partyís social conservative wing Wednesday, telling reporters that government employees who have objections to issuing same-sex marriage licenses should not be allowed to opt out. While many conservatives have called for steps to protect government employees who have objections to Fridayís same-sex marriage ruling from the Supreme Court, Christie said those who work for the government should abide by their oaths.
  • Hillary Emails: 2009 Iran Hostage Case Got Special Attention After Push from Clinton Confidante

    07/02/2015 8:10:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-2-15 | Bridget Johnson
    As the families of U.S. hostages currently held in Iran have struggled for years to rally the determination to bring their loved ones home, newly released emails from the former secretary of State reveal the infuriating truth that those with connections get their case raised to the top. In 2009, Iason Athanasiadis was covering the protests of the disputed election win of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over Mir-Hossein Mousavi for the Washington Times. The Greek citizen was detained by Iranian authorities on June 17, 2009, as he tried to fly out of the country. Athanasiadis was thrown in Evin prison and released...
  • Scholar Speaks on Obamaís Red Mentor

    07/02/2015 8:07:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 1, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    The black scholar who previously revealed Obamaís personal relationship with Communist Party operative Frank Marshall Davis is now speaking in detail on the record. Professor Gerald Horne says that while the relationship is noteworthy and should have been uncovered by the press, there is no evidence that Davis turned Obama ďinto some sort of Manchurian candidate.Ē However, Professor Paul Kengorís book about Davis, The Communist, argues that Davis had a significant influence on the formation of Obamaís Marxist views and policies as President. Horne, who holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at...
  • Sanders rolls, doubles support in Iowa, Clinton below 60% for first time

    07/02/2015 6:25:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Populist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is on a roll, more than doubling his support in Iowa where the Democratic race is coming down to the independent against Hillary Rodham Clinton, with others like Vice President Joe Biden and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley becoming irrelevant. In a new Quinnipiac University poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers released Thursday, Clinton continues to lead, 52 percent to 33 percent for Sanders. That is a huge jump for the outspoken Sanders. In a May poll, it was Clinton by a margin of 60 percent to 15 percent.
  • Massive Crowd! Bernie Sanders Rally Fills 10,000-Seat Stadium in Madison (Commies)

    07/02/2015 5:46:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/02/15
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders touted his progressive credentials before his largest crowd to date Wednesday night as he pushed his campaign into Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walkerís backyard. Sanders packed the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Madison, filling its 10,000 seats to show his bid to snatch the Democratic nomination from front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton isnít a longshot after all.
  • Donald Trumpís Miss USA Pageant Finds New Home On Reelz

    07/02/2015 5:16:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Dominic Patten
    Dumped by NBC and Univision over Donald Trumpís remarks about ďrapistsĒ immigrants, the beauty pageant will still be televised out of Baton Rouge on July 12 after all thanks to some new friends in cable. In a deal with the Trump co-owned Miss Universe Organization, Reelz have picked up the exclusive rights to this yearís Miss USA pageant.
  • Democrats smiling at Trump's toxic talk

    07/02/2015 5:03:06 AM PDT · by bkepley · 32 replies
    philly.com ^ | Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    "I am a person of faith - and the Donald's entry into this race can only be attributed to the fact that the good Lord is a Democrat with a sense of humor," exulted Paul Begala
  • Why were the Girl Scouts refused entry to the White House during last nightís storm?

    07/02/2015 4:58:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | july 1, 2015
    A dangerous thunderstorm struck†the D.C. area last night after President and Mrs. Obama had their photo-op with the Girl Scouts camped out on the White House lawn, prompting an emergency evacuation of the campers. But not to the nearby White House, mind you. The Girl Scouts had to go across the street and seek shelter in the Eisenhower Building:
  • Bernie Sanders Draws Crowd of 10,000 in Wisconsin (while Hillary is now paying people to show up)

    07/02/2015 4:40:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 2, 2015 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    "In case you haven't noticed, there are a lot of people here," Bernie Sanders said a bit awed as he took the stage in front of nearly 10,000 in a coliseum here. Sanders has been attracting outsize crowds wherever he takes his unlikely presidential campaign. Five thousand came out for his kickoff rally in his hometown of Burlington, Vermont. Another 5,000 turned out in Denver, Colorado. In Minneapolis, a thousand listened from outside after the basketball arena where Sanders was speaking filled to capacity. But Madison was different. [Snip] Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton attracted 5,500 people, according to her campaign,...
  • In Defense of Donald Trump

    07/02/2015 4:36:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    I canít believe itís come to this Ė Iím about to defend Donald Trump. Itís not that I have anything against Donald Trump, but I donít have anything for him either. Unlike many of my fellow conservatives, I havenít completely negated his chances of winning already. Many have written him off as a clown show in the race only for publicity, or a non-serious person working some angle for his own benefit. He may well be, but unless and until he shows that, Iím willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Thatís not to say I support him,...
  • Chris Christie Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign With Swipes At Obama, Hillary Clinton

    07/02/2015 4:24:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 1, 2015 | ADAM DESIDERIO
    Chris Christie is running for president, he announced today at his alma mater, Livingston High School in New Jersey, becoming the 14th Republican candidate to enter the 2016 presidential race. "America is tired of handwringing and indecisiveness and weakness in the Oval Office," the New Jersey governor said today to a cheering crowd. "We need to have strength and decision-making and authority back in the Oval office and that is why today I am proud to announce my candidacy for the Republican nomination for president of the United States of America." Standing beside him were his wife, Mary Pat, and...
  • Brent Bozell On Scott Walker Hiring Brad Dayspring: ĎGet Rid Of This Cretin Immediatelyí

    07/02/2015 3:56:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Beth Rothstein
    Media Research Center President Brent Bozell has some rather harsh words for Brad Dayspring, the former National Republican Senatorial Committee strategist who is now working for presidential hopeful Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerĎs SuperPAC. Dayspring is well-known for his hotheaded ways. His personality has even earned him a nickname in certain GOP circles: ďBrad Dayscream.Ē As most who travel political Washington terrain know, when he departed then-House Maj. Leader Eric CantorĎs office, he nearly came to blows with a senior staffer. Bozell, who was speaking in his capacity as Chairman of ForAmerica, is obviously not president of the Brad Dayspring Fan...
  • Mitch McConnell Outsourcing Everything, Including His Job

    07/02/2015 3:33:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    No, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) didnít officially resign from the Senate. He will still engage in all legislative activities that advance Obamaís agenda, such as Obamatrade, the highway trust fund bailout, Export-Import Bank, and reauthorizing No Child Left Behind. But he did publicly outsource the last vestige of constitutional checks on the two unelected branches of government. So what is the purpose of serving in the legislative branch of government other than to enrich your friends with pay-for-play favors? We already know that McConnell doesnít believe in the congressional power of the purse under any circumstance Ė no matter how...
  • Six Senators Demand Ex-Im Bank Liquidation Plan

    07/02/2015 3:31:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Matthew Fleming
    Ex-Im Bank supporters were wrong if they thought the bankís opposition would trail off after the charterís authorization expired on June 30. Six Republican senators Wednesday demanded a plan for ďorderly liquidationĒ of the bank in a letter to Chairman Fred Hochberg. Ex-Im supporters felt modest comfort Tuesday knowing that a lapse in the charterís authorization didnít mean total demise, as it could still service existing accounts until Congress voted for reauthorization ó if Congress voted for reauthorization. But the letter points out that one of the few allowable actions the bank can take without reauthorization is to ďexercise certain...