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  • Breaking: Deal on stalled Senate human-trafficking bill clears way for Loretta Lynch vote

    04/21/2015 7:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/21/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Surprised? Don’t be, as the confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch was never going to be stalled forever. Under pressure themselves, Democrats finally cut a deal on the human-trafficking bill to get the Lynch nomination completed: “I’m glad we can say there is a bipartisan proposal that will allow us to complete action on this legislation so we can provide help to the victims who desperately need it,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on the Senate floor.“As soon as we finish the trafficking bill, as I’ve indicated for some time now, we’ll move to the president’s nominee for...
  • Laura Ingraham: "Tell Me Again How Marco Rubio Is Different From Lindsey Graham On Any Issue?"

    04/21/2015 7:48:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    RCP ^ | 04/21/2015
    On Monday's edition of The Laura Ingraham Show, the nationally-syndicated host talked about an e-mail she received from a friend that got her thinking: what's the difference between declared Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is considering a run. LAURA INGRAHAM: We seem to have a topsy-turvy thing going on in the Republican field, okay? Rubio Is now the darling of the Republican Party. And, look, Im just going to tell you where I see things. And, I like all these people personally a lot... I like Marco. But, you know, a friend of mine...
  • Rubio: Id attend a gay wedding. Walker: I have. Santorum: I wouldnt. Cruz: Pass.

    04/21/2015 7:43:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/20/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Are you now, or were you ever, willing to attend a same-sex “wedding”? That seems to be the question lighting up the Republican presidential field, as GOP hopefuls who may one day have their finger on the nuclear button are asked the query over and over again.So far, the Republican hopefuls' answers are yes, no, I have (sort of), and...unclear.The media began by asking Florida's U.S. senator, Marco Rubio, if he would attend a homosexual 'wedding' ceremony, especially if he were invited by a relative or close friend.“If there’s somebody that I love...
  • Thomas Sowell: Whos the Right Man for Conservatives in 2016?

    04/21/2015 7:35:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/21/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we pay for democracy. Seldom does the initial front-runner in either partys primaries end up being the actual candidate when Election Day rolls around. However, even if we cannot predict the outcomes of the primaries this far in advance, we can at least start trying to understand the candidates, the almost candidates, and the people who are running just for the publicity. One of the curious things this early in...
  • The Talented Mr. Rubio

    04/21/2015 7:25:19 AM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | David Brooks
    Political audiences always like patriotic rhetoric, but as several reporters have noticed, this years Republican audiences have a special hunger for it. The phrase American exceptionalism has become a rallying cry. There is a common feeling on the right that the American idea is losing force and focus, that the American dream is slipping out of reach, that America is stepping back from its traditional role in the world and that President Obama doesnt forthrightly champion the American gospel. Even more than normal, Republicans seem to want their candidate for president to be drenched in the red, white and blue.
  • Migrant tragedies will worsen as climate changes push more from homes

    04/21/2015 7:16:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 21, 2015 | By Michael Werz and Max Hoffman
    The migrant crisis in the Mediterranean is symptomatic of deep dislocation in the Sahel region and sub-Saharan Africa dislocation exacerbated by climate change. Climate change is affecting such basic environmental conditions as rainfall patterns and temperatures and is contributing to more frequent natural disasters like floods and droughts. Over the long term, these changing conditions can undermine the rural livelihoods of farming, herding and fishing. The resulting rural dislocation is a factor in peoples decisions to migrate. Migratory decisions are complex, of course, and nobody would argue that climate change is the only factor driving them. But climate change...
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Economic optimism hits new peak under Obama

    04/21/2015 6:56:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/21/15 | Jennifer Agiesta
    ..... Obama's approval rating is shifting back toward positive territory, as the public's take on the economy hits a new high mark for Obama's tenure, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. For the first time since May of 2013, more Americans polled say they have a positive impression of how Obama is handling the presidency than a negative one: 48% approve of the way Obama is handling his job, while 47% disapprove.
  • Duchess of Dis! (front cover of Boston Herald, April 21, 2015)

    04/21/2015 6:55:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
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  • Moderate Republicans Give Democrats De-facto Control Over Montana Legislature

    04/21/2015 6:45:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    mediatrackers.org ^ | 4/20/15 | Phil Rolen
    Parliamentary maneuvering and a strategic partnership between moderate Republicans and Democrats in the Montana State legislature have provided Democrats with de-facto control over the House of Representatives on two key issues this session. In a move reminiscent of the underhanded wrangling by national Democrats used to pass Obamacare in 2010, a handful moderate Republican legislators joined with Montana Democrats to bypass opposition by changing chamber rules to pass a state Medicaid expansion plan (SB 405) and the controversial CSKT Water Compact (SB 262). SB 405 passed the House earlier this month on a 54-42 vote. SB 262 passed 2nd reading...
  • Lobbyists begin to cash in on Republican-led Congress

    04/21/2015 6:35:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 20, 2015 | Megan R. Wilson
    K Streets largest firms are starting to reap the rewards of the new GOP-controlled Congress, leaving lobbyists bullish about 2015. Nearly all of two-dozen firms that provided their first-quarter earnings totals to The Hill on Monday the deadline to report the figures to the House and Senate saw their revenues increase.
  • We may have the monarchy, but you have the hereditary ruling class

    04/21/2015 6:18:01 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 20 Apr 2015 | Dan Hanna
    Ever since David Cameron became leader of the Conservative Party, Leftist commentators have complained about his sense of entitlement. If you're not British, you might not catch the class-war connotations with which that word is freighted. The Prime Minister is an Old Etonian, and he looks and sounds it. Of course, many of his socialist critics went to private schools themselves, but they generally pretend to have been miserable there. Tony Blair, who attended the most famous boarding school in Scotland, went so far as to invent a story about having tried to run away to the Caribbean. .... We...
  • California transgender bill spurs initiative for bathroom privacy

    04/21/2015 6:16:25 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 04/20/2015 | Christopher Cadelago
    Opponents have opened up a new front in the fight against a California law allowing transgender students to use public school facilities such as bathrooms, showers and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identities. Privacy For All, the group targeting Assembly Bill 1266, on Friday submitted a proposed 2016 initiative that would mandate people in government buildings use facilities in accordance with their biological sex. It would allow people who feel their privacy was violated or who chose not to use a facility because of a violation of the measure to sue the government or the individual...
  • History tied to the rack to justify homosexual marriage (Some just ignore history)

    04/21/2015 6:05:08 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 16 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | RedState
    One of the most damning traits of the left, a trait that would actually be humorous were it not so pernicious, is the attempt to frame whatever fad they wish to inflict upon the rest of us as a reinterpretation of history where manufactured out of whole cloth would be a better description. The underlying impulse here is two-fold. First, they try to gaslight you into believing that they are describing the way things have always been. Secondly, it is a re-emergence of the political version of the ancient Christian heresy of gnosticism, i.e. of having special knowledge. The first...
  • Democrats Cant Wait for Hillary to Lose

    04/21/2015 5:56:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." Hillary isn't a new bride but she's hoping to cross the threshold of the White House yet againthis time as president. If she wins her party's nomination, the likelihood that even her gender or name will ascend her to the highest office in the land isn't likely. Evidence of that are the lackluster sales of her latest book and her inept presidential campaign launch. Many Democrats can't wait for 2020 when they can run a presidential candidate they're excited about. Until then, they'll throw Hillary the "here's your last chance" bone in...
  • Scott Walker stands for American workers on immigration

    04/21/2015 5:50:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Hot Air: Headlines ^ | April 21, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    "....This development, perhaps one of if not the biggest of the 2016 presidential campaign so far, comes as Walker has taken a commanding lead in polls in all three of the first GOP primary states: Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. The reason why this development is so significant is that the two establishment-backed candidates, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, both have an in-depth understanding of the immigration issue and come down on the side that supports special interests desire for a massive increase in legal immigration that hurts American workers. Meanwhile, Sens. Ted Cruz...
  • Koch brothers will offer audition to Jeb Bush

    04/21/2015 5:45:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | April 21, 2015 | Mike Allen
    Charles and David Koch are considering throwing their massive wealth and sophisticated organization into the Republican presidential primary for the first time, a potentially game-changing boost that could make even a second-tier candidate instantly viable. In another surprise, a top Koch aide revealed to POLITICO that Jeb Bush will be given a chance to audition for the brothers support, despite initial skepticism about him at the top of the Kochs growing political behemoth.
  • Hillary Candidacy Doesn't Worry Me, Part 2

    04/21/2015 5:42:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I don't get depressed too often, but I feel the blues coming on. Many moons ago, if memory serves, I tweeted my skepticism that Hillary Clinton would even get the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, much less win the general election. I'm afraid I probably was right about her not getting the nomination, but I'm concerned that her implosion appears to be happening too soon -- with way too much time for Democrats to regroup. I realize that all of this is speculative and I could have egg all over my face if Hillary were to smoothly sail to the nomination...
  • MSNBCer: Maybe Bill Gamed Foreigners, Taking Money But Never Telling Hillary

    04/21/2015 5:40:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How bad are things getting for Hillary when the best her defender can do is float the notion that Bill was ripping off foreigners trying to influence his wife the Secretary of State? On today's Morning Joe, MSNBC contributor Dorian Warren, responding to the Clinton Cash revelations, said that Bill Clinton "could have been running serious game on many of these countries saying I'll talk to my wife, give me the check, and then never mentioning [it.]" View the video here.
  • The Non-Omnipotent US Presidency

    04/21/2015 5:15:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 20th, 2015 | Yoram Ettinger
    White House and Department of State officials contend that irrespective of Congress President Obama can apply effective diplomatic, commercial and national security pressure, coercing Israel to repartition Jerusalem, and retreat from the mountain ridges of Judea and Samaria to the 9-15 mile wide pre-1967 sliver, surrounded by the violently turbulent and unpredictable Arab Street. That inaccurate underestimate of the power of Congress which has traditionally opposed pressure on Israel, echoing the sentiments of most constituents was recently expressed by US Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro: what is unmistakable about our foreign policy system is that the...
  • Hillary Clinton makes first appearance in New Hampshire, calls GOP attacks about Clinton Foundation

    04/21/2015 5:10:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | april 20, 2015 | cameron joseph
    Hillary Clinton fired back Monday at questions about a potentially damaging new book saying that slamming her seems to be the Republicans sole topic of conversation. The book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, by former George W. Bush aide Peter Schweizer, is to be published next month and is generating a lot of buzz in conservative circles. Were back into the political system and therefore Ill be subjected to all kinds of distraction and attacks and Im ready for that, Clinton said during her first...
  • Storm gathers around Clinton finances

    04/21/2015 5:08:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2015 | Niall Stanage with Jordan Fabian
    The financial portfolio of Hillary Clinton, her family and the Clinton Foundation is under new scrutiny, worrying some Democrats, as the former secretary of State begins her 2016 campaign. The New York Times fired the starting pistol on another round of stories about the Clinton finances with a story on Monday morning describing a forthcoming book, Clinton Cash, by Peter Schweizer, a fellow at Stanford Universitys conservative Hoover Institution. The Times called the tome the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy. The books allegations were summed up in the authors own words: We...
  • Vote Study Shows Obama Gets His Way in GOP-Controlled Senate

    04/21/2015 4:51:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 4/20/15 | Shawn Zeller
    Republicans took the Senate in 2014 by stressing the data that CQ Roll Calls presidential support vote study revealed: Democrats in red states were sticking close to President Barack Obama. So heres a surprise: the new GOP majority in 2015 is voting Obamas way as often as they ever have. Sure, its early. But at this point, few expected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to be as accommodating as he has been. CQ Vote Watch, a new tool that offers daily reports on voting patterns, shows that Obamas victory percentage on Senate votes where hes taken a position...
  • Michigan Lawmakers Want Homeschooled Children Registered Like Dogs and Inspected by Social Workers

    04/21/2015 4:47:07 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-20-2015 | Paula Bolyard
    In the wake of the tragic murders of two Michigan children whose mother tortured them before stuffing them into the familys freezer, lawmakers are calling for more stringent regulation of homeschooling in the state. The proposed legislation from state Rep. Stephanie Chang, a Detroit Democrat, would require homeschooled children to be inspected twice per year by a licensed social worker or law enforcement officer. The bill would also require homeschooling parents to register their children like dogs or sex offenders with the superintendent of the school district in which they reside. Michigan is one of eleven states that...
  • Cruz Wont Reply to NYTimes Calling His Views Strange- Hes Got 5 Proud Americans to Do it For Him

    04/21/2015 4:30:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 4/21/15 | Katie LaPotin
    Sen. Ted Cruz is firing back at The New York Times for calling his support of the Second Amendment strange by reminding the paper that he wasnt the only ridiculous one who felt that way about gun rights.The Texas Republican penned an op-ed for National Review on Sunday, featuring quotes from five gun-loving American patriots, driving home the message that if guns were OK with them, then guns must not be all bad.Cruz wrote: The writer, the lead editor for the Times editorial page, continued, I just dont get the argument on constitutional or historical grounds.Perhaps this will help. Lets...
  • Scott Walker: Hillary is Out of Touch [Rand could learn from Walker on how to handle the MSM]

    04/21/2015 4:25:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 21, 2015
    Megyn Kelly interviewed governor Scott Walker on her show last night and covered a wide variety of topics. The first subject was Hillary Clinton, who Walker suggested is out of touch with the American people. Other topics included Walkers strategy for winning independent voters in Wisconsin, the GOPs prospects for 2016 and immigration. Heres the video:
  • Mainstream Media Scream: Bill Maher says Rubio 'could be Hillary's pool boy'

    04/21/2015 4:16:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/20/15 | Paul Bedard
    It's hard to get more hypocritical for center-left commentators than what HBO's Bill Maher said about Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential bid, making the liberal our pick for the Mainstream Media Scream of the week.It came on his show, Real Time with Bill Maher, on Friday night:"Another week another candidate. This week: Everybody ready for Marco Rubio of Florida? Oh, my gosh. Yeah, they're all saying he's fresh, he's new. I'll say. He looks like he could be Hillary Clinton's pool boy, this guy."Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "Imagine the reaction if a...
  • Martin OMalley Calls GOP Opposition to Excessive Regulations (bleep)

    04/21/2015 4:13:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/20/15 | William Bigelow
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley, who is strongly considering challenging Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, had some choice words for Clinton as well as the Republican Party in an interview he conducted with NPR on Mondayat least one of the words was bleeped out. OMalley, a hard leftist whose record of raising taxes leaves no stone unturned in enriching the state of Maryland from private coffers, called the GOPs contention that excessive regulations burden Americans and leave them unable to progress economically patently bulls. True to his own leftist philosophy, he channeled Occupy Wall Street, asserting that...
  • Moral Schizophrenics

    04/21/2015 4:13:06 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/21/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    On campus, on the campaign trail. Hillary Clinton in recent months has done the following: She charged UCLA somewhere around $300,000 for reciting some platitudes. That works out to over $165 a second for her 30 minutes on stage meaning that she made more in one minute than a student barista does in a year. Ms. Clinton acknowledges that, while secretary of state, she solicited donations from wealthy foreign nationals for her family foundation, whose funds she and her husband have frequently tapped for exclusive travel and other expenses. Everything Ms. Clinton has said recently seems to be demonstrably...
  • Shes in: The Hillary 2016: Prison or President? campaign

    04/21/2015 4:02:59 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 8 replies
    Shes back! Its official. Last week Hillary Clinton threw her hat into the ring as the inevitable Democratic nominee for president again and hit the campaign trail in a Scooby Van. Despite Hillarys contrived, disastrous rollout, according to Steve Kornackis MSNBCs panel, as one woman to another, I say, You go girl! And as that aforementioned woman, Im pleased to say that here at the Hillary 2016: Prison or POTUS? (President of the United States) campaign headquarters thats HILLPoP2016 for short, weve been ready for Hillary for a really long time.
  • Hannity: "Clinton Cash" "A Far Greater Threat" Than Hillary's Comm Stumbles

    04/21/2015 3:28:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity said that the forthcoming book Clinton Cash would be a far greater threat than Hillarys communication stumbles with voters on Monday.
  • Levin: "Clinton Cash" "Very Serious Book" On "Serious Issues"

    04/21/2015 2:54:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of The Liberty Amendments, Mark Levin dubbed Peter Schweizers Clinton Cash a very, very serious book on Monday. Levin touted Schweizer, saying he is sharp and knows his stuff.
  • Rush: Hillary Candidacy Could "Seriously Damage" Democrats

    04/21/2015 2:48:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, in reaction to the early reporting the forthcoming book Clinton Cash, argued as more of this stuff becomes known, her candidacy could seriously damage the Democrat Party on Monday.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - April 21, 2015

    04/21/2015 2:36:29 AM PDT · by sneakers · 23 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up (for a small fee). Or, for those of you in the upstate NY listening area, Quinn is on WYSL 1040 AM in Rochester, NY. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News strike deals for anti-Clinton research

    04/20/2015 11:06:39 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2015 | By DYLAN BYERS
    The New York Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have made exclusive agreements with a conservative author for early access to his opposition research on Hillary Clinton, a move that has confounded members of the Clinton campaign and some reporters. "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich" will debut on May 5. But the Times, the Post and Fox have already made arrangements with author Peter Schweizer to pursue some of the material included in his book, which seeks to draw connections between Clinton Foundation donations and...
  • The career assassination of Cornel West: A messy intellectual divorce [w/by Eric Dyson]

    04/21/2015 2:23:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Salon ^ | April 20, 2015 | mensah demary
    The career assassination of Cornel West: A messy intellectual divorce reveals layers of broken heart and to what end? Independent of ones stance on the rift between Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West a rift years in the making and now clearly delineated in the form of Dysons essay on West in the New Republic, The Ghost of Cornel West this has all the hallmarks of a messy divorce between two public, black intellectuals who were, perhaps, better served keeping things offline. Maybe try to squash their beef in the privacy of an on-campus office or in...
  • Senators Need Not Apply

    04/21/2015 1:26:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Dickerson
    ......Each candidate [Walker, Perry, Bush, Christie], sometimes in nearly identical language, told the audience of activists gathered in Nashua this weekend that they should be considered for the presidency because they didnt just talk about conservative ideas, they had put them into practice as governors. Perry made the case most powerfully: >>>The next president of the United States really needs to be someone who has deep experience as an executive. And Im talking about things you just can't learn with a book, things you cant just learn sitting down. Because Ill give you some examples. They didnt hand me a...
  • The woman who made Hillary Clinton cry [cue the violins]

    04/21/2015 12:58:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | April 21, 2015 | Michael Kruse
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. Seven years ago, the last time Hillary Clinton came to this state trying to be president, a woman asked her a question here in a coffee shop. How do you do it? Marianne Pernold Young said. It felt at first like a friendly throwaway. It wasnt. It cut to the core for Clinton. Her eyes got teary. Her voice got shaky. Her answer, uncharacteristically emotional, made news, but the trigger was the question. It was the key question back then. It is the key question still now. I wanted to know her, Young said Monday afternoon at...
  • Politicized Prosecution Run Amok in Wisconsin

    04/21/2015 12:07:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Natonal Review Online ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    The knock on the door in the dead of night is the stuff of Darkness at Noon, and of the state of Wisconsin. To the question of whether armed police can storm your house and take away your personal effects and tell you to shut up about it, based simply on your political advocacy, Wisconsin answered for years, Why, yes, they can now please, shut up about it. The so-called John Doe investigations into Governor Scott Walker and conservative groups in Wisconsin have been an ongoing travesty that now that Walker is entering the presidential stage should...
  • Of course the media should report on Clinton Cash

    04/20/2015 11:45:33 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 17 replies
    THE WASHINGTON POST ^ | 20 Apr 15 | Chris Cillizza
    A New York Times story on a new book detailing allegations of improprieties at the Clinton Foundation contained this paragraph: But Clinton Cash is potentially more unsettling, both because of its focused reporting and because major news organizations including The Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have exclusive agreements with the author to pursue the story lines found in the book. Outrage! screamed the Clinton machine. "The conservative author Peter Schweizer has a major credibility problem, though you wouldn't know it, because this anti-Clinton manifesto is being peddled by some in the media who have essentially reprinted the press...
  • Scott Walker Wins Pennsylvania Conservatives' Straw Poll

    04/20/2015 11:35:15 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    News Max ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Gizzi
    In results that were stunning for several reasons, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was the runaway winner in a "straw poll" of Republican presidential favorites at Pennsylvanias largest-ever gathering of conservatives, the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, on Friday and Saturday.With the "straw ballots" counted and released on Saturday, Walker was an easy winner with 91 votes, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 58 votes. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was third with 56 votes.Since the first PLC back in 1989, the group has become the most-attended and most-watched conclave of conservatives in the Keystone State. Fueled by the recent campaigns of...
  • David Koch picks a favorite?

    04/20/2015 11:17:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | April 20, 2015 | MJ Lee and Dana Bash
    <p>CNN)Billionaire businessman and powerful Republican donor David Koch wants Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be the next president but doesn't plan to financially back anyone during the primaries.</p> <p>Koch made the comments Monday at a private gathering hosted by the New York State Republican Party at the Union League Club in Manhattan. They were described to CNN by two attendees who were in the room.</p>
  • The truth about Americas project

    04/20/2015 10:40:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | April 16, 2015 | Eyad Abu Shakra
    With every day that passes, Operation Decisive Storm proves just how necessary, and hence, justifiable it is. The conspirators inside Yemen have made huge investments over the past few years in funding sectarian infrastructures, organizations, logistics, as well as tribal and interest-based relations woven with ex-president Ali Abdullah Salehs family-run militia. The militia that has fought under his banner defends his interests and the interests of those he chooses to befriend today, only to turn on them tomorrow. These investments have been huge and long term. The investors are now well known and for a time this looked like nothing...
  • Myrna Lee Opsahl, December 13, 1932 April 21, 1975

    04/20/2015 10:31:51 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 4/21/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
    "Death to the Fascist Insect" Proclaimed the Revolutionary Cohorts of the Symbionese Liberation Army as they Bravely Murdered the Humble Christian Woman, Myrna Lee Opsahl This Day Forty Years Ago. A photographic exhibition once featured the resolute face of a late 1930s murder suspect as he was marched into a paddy wagon. Ive often searched for that image as an example of dedicated unrepentance.No more. We have the face of Emily Harris and her colleagues in domestic terrorism, waiting in court.We can see arrogant unrepentance, and yet hidden fear in the faces of Myrna's murderers.Dr. Trygve Opsahl received news of...
  • Scott Walker Lays Out Pro American Worker Stance on Immigration

    04/20/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-20-15 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, pledged to protect American workers from the economic effects, not only of illegal immigration but also of a massive increase in legal immigration. During an interview with Glenn Beck, Walker became the first declared or potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate to stake out a position on immigration fully in line with that of Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). He also noted that he has been working with Chairman Sessions on the issue to learn more about it. Walker is now...
  • REPORT: One of the Koch brothers just revealed which Republican 2016 candidate they support

    04/20/2015 8:32:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4-20-15 | Colin Campbell
    Two of the most prominent and influential megadonors in the Republican Party reportedly have picked their man in the 2016 presidential race: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). According to The New York Times, David Koch told a Monday gathering of GOP donors that he and his fellow billionaire brother, Charles Koch, want Walker in the White House. "We will support whoever the candidate is," Koch said at the Manhattan event, according to Times reporter Nick Confessore's sources. "But it should be Scott Walker." The Koch brothers are two of the most free-spending donors in American politics, and they have a...
  • Clinton aide admits they SCREEN 'everyday Americans' for Hillary's campaign events [truncated]

    04/20/2015 8:00:22 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2015 | David Mortosko
    Full Headline! Clinton aide admits they SCREEN 'everyday Americans' for Hillary's campaign events as some ordinary people in a New Hampshire bakery the employees! refuse to shake her hand A Hillary Clinton campaign official explained on Monday why her presidential advisers have brought pre-screened partisans to some events promoted as an opportunity for the former secretary of state to meet with 'everyday Americans.' Just steps away in a Keene, New Hampshire bakery, a few run-of-the-mill people decided they didn't want to be seen with her. 'A few of the staff didn't want to come out to meet Hillary,'...
  • Sec. of State For Hire: Hillary Clinton Made Millions From Foreign Donors In Exchange For "Favors"

    04/20/2015 7:31:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/20/2015 | Tyler Durden
    That the Clintons have made millions of dollars from speaking fees is no secret: just last summer it was revealed that the former president was paid $104.9 million for delivering 542 speeches around the world between January 2001 and January 2013, when Hillary left her job as secretary of state.What is not known, and what will be revealed in a new book "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, by Peter Schweizer, is something far more sinister: foreign entities made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to...
  • Rand Paul soliciting dirt on Clinton Foundation donations

    04/20/2015 7:25:19 PM PDT · by Plummz · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/20/15 8:06 PM EDT | By Nick Gass
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is soliciting information about the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of contributions from foreign governments in his latest move to cast doubt on the former secretary of state’s candidacy.“Do you have additional information about the Clinton Foundation accepting foreign contributions?” a page on Paul’s campaign website reads. Users can then enter their first and last names, along with their ZIP code, email address and the information they have. The form shared by Paul on Sunday via Twitter did not appear to include a secure HTTPS protocol.
  • McCain mocks Cruz over guns on bases claim

    04/20/2015 6:39:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/20/15 06:55 PM EDT | Martin Matishak
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) is mocking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for claiming he is pressing for hearings on allowing U.S. troops to carry private firearms on military installations.You know, I was fascinated to hear that because I havent heard a thing about it from him. Nor has my staff heard from his staff. Where did that come from? I have not a clue, McCain told reporters on Monday. Id be glad to discuss the issue and see if we need a hearing, but it came as a complete surprise to me that he had been pressing...
  • Who are the Republican candidates Jewish donors?

    04/20/2015 6:15:11 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 21, 2015, 2:14 am | Ron Kampeas
    Aside from Democrat Hillary Clinton, three Republican candidates with reasonable chances at the nomination have declared and several others are on the cusp. The Republican Party says its been making inroads with Jewish voters, who traditionally have favored Democrats by 2-to-1 margins. Heres a rundown of the views of three declared Republican candidates and two likely candidates on issues of Jewish interest, and their connections to the community.