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  • Labor Day Is Just A Celebration Of Government Workers

    09/01/2014 1:35:23 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    IBD ^ | August 29, 2014 | RICK MANNING
    Today's Big Labor supports politicians who are committed to destroying unionized mining jobs through the EPA, scoff at the value of more than 10,000 union jobs created by building the Keystone XL pipeline, and actively push for amnesty for illegal aliens who can only drive down the cost of labor, hurting wages. The days of a Jimmy Hoffa's Teamsters Union endorsing Richard Nixon seem far away. Labor leaders are more interested today in creating the low-hanging fruit of public employee union jobs, rather than confronting far- left politicians who are killing private-sector unions through their policies. While the United Mine...
  • "Emergency Regulations": NY's Latest Attempt to Suppress Free Speech

    09/01/2014 12:18:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    Remember when President Obama touted the Affordable Care Act by claiming if you "liked your plan you could keep it"? He earnedPolitifact's 2013 "Lie of the Year" for that whopper. Amazingly, several other Democrats made the same false promise. Knowing what we know now, wouldn't you want to expose any politician who stood behind that misleading statement? Well, if someone uttered those words in the state of New York, you may now be forced to let it slide. A new law in the Empire State, which some are calling the ' shut up rule,' could allow such lofty claims...
  • The president who is uninterested in other people

    09/01/2014 11:10:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 31, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Some time ago I contrasted the reaction a conservative would get if he were in the same room with the two most consequential politicians of the 1990s, Bill Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. If you were in a room with Bill Clinton, he would discover the one issue out of 100 on which you agreed; he would probe you with questions, comments, suggestions; and he would tell you that you enabled him to understand it far better than he ever had before. If you were in a room with Rudy Giuliani, he would discover the one issue out of 100 on...
  • The elusive 'It factor' in presidential politics

    09/01/2014 10:21:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Week ^ | September 1, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    Like it or not, this truism is very true: Being president in the modern era requires a certain "It Factor." You don't need star power to make it to the U.S. Senate, or to rise in its leadership. (Looking at you, Senators Reid and McConnell.) You don't need an almost celebrity-like sexiness to succeed in the House. (Who among us would describe Steny Hoyer or Steve Scalise in such terms?) But when we're talking about the presidency, it's not enough these days to be a highly intelligent lawmaker with a history of policy expertise and success. You've got to have...
  • Obama, Outed: If Only (If he’s bored, we’d be more than happy to let him leave.)

    09/01/2014 10:02:15 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | September 1, 2014 | Quin Hillyer
    SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 Obama, Outed: If Only If he’s bored, we’d be more than happy to let him leave. By Quin Hillyer Just resign already. Go. Be gone. Vamoose. Get out of our lives. More important: Stop endangering all of us with your self-indulgent vacations and self-absorbed dithering, along with unconstitutional domestic power plays while the whole world burns. Barack Obama already is derelict in his duties as commander in chief. He ought to abdicate and just step off his self-made throne. Knowledgeable people were calling for Obama to begin air strikes against the Islamic State barbarians months before Obama...
  • Goodbye, Columbus: Seattle commission wants name stricken from holiday

    09/01/2014 10:00:44 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 58 replies
    http://blog.seattlepi.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Joel Connelly
    <p>The Seattle Human Rights Commission is doubling down on its effort to purge Columbus Day from its list of city celebrations, and have it replaced in the Emerald City with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”</p> <p>“WHEREAS, the Commission recognizes that the celebration of Christopher Columbus and his alleged 1492 discovery of the lands that would later become known as the Americas works to celebrate an era of colonization and dispossession of indigenous peoples’ homelands, as well as the decimation of entire groups of indigenous peoples from North and South America.”</p>
  • Cruz’s 2014 GOP Victory Plan

    09/01/2014 9:23:21 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2014 | SARAH RUMPF
    DALLAS, Texas — Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently spoke at the Defending the American Dream Summit organized by Americans for Prosperity. The eighth annual Summit was the largest in the event’s history, with over three thousand attendees, and Cruz’s popularity with the conservative crowd was obvious. Like Governor Rick Perry’s speech at the Summit, Cruz’s speech was enthusiastically received by the audience and received multiple standing ovations. AFP President Tim Phillips introduced Cruz as “one of our favorite United States Senators,” praising him as someone who “doesn’t just take the fight to the left… when it’s required, he stands up...
  • karl rove's pac trying to win arkansas, north carolina by running left of pryor, hagan

    09/01/2014 9:14:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Aug 2014 | C. EDMUND WRIGHT
    Karl Rove and his Crossroads GPS PAC are about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the senate -- by campaigning to the left of incumbents Mark Pryor and Kay Hagan on behalf of Republican challengers Tom Cotton and Thom Tills. So blatant is this attempt in the latest round of TV ads that the Washington Post teased Rove with a headline that taunted him as a "bleeding heart liberal." Reporter/blogger Greg Sargent said in the story that the two ad campaigns "show Republicans once again hitting Dems from the left on entitlements." Salon ridiculed the North Carolina...
  • First on CNN: Cruz returning to New Hampshire next weekend

    09/01/2014 8:58:28 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | August 29th, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser
    (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is heading back to New Hampshire next weekend. It will be the third visit this year by the freshman Republican senator and potential 2016 presidential contender to the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House.According to a source close to the senator, Cruz will speak at the Hillsborough County Republican Committee Primary Dinner on September 6. Another potential 2016 contender, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, will also give remarks at the dinner. Follow @politicaltickerFollow @psteinhausercnnThe next day, Cruz will hold events in the southern part of the state.
  • Cruz: Federal judge’s abortion decision a ‘real war on women’

    09/01/2014 8:52:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    washington Times ^ | August 30, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, called a federal judge’s Friday decision to strike down stricter medical regulations on abortion and the clinics a “real war on women.”The bill, which was signed by Gov. Rick Perry last July, would place limits on abortions after 20 weeks and set tighter safety standards on abortion clinics in the state.“Today’s decision is a setback and would allow abortion facilities to continue operating under substandard conditions — that is a real war on women,” Mr. Cruz, who is considering a bid for president in 2016, wrote on his Facebook page.The new standards, set to begin...
  • 'The Russian bear is encountering the Obama kitty cat': Ted Cruz slams Obama for refusing to

    09/01/2014 8:35:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Francesca Chambers | Francesca Chambers
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz unloaded on President Barack Obama at a conservative conference on Saturday afternoon over the U.S. leader's refusal to directly confront Russia over it's invasion of Ukraine last week.After claiming that 'all across this world America has receded from leadership' Cruz told attendees of Americans for Prosperity's annual Defending the American Dream Summit, held this year in the Texas lawmaker's home state, Cruz zeroed in on Obama's handling of the situation in Ukraine.'Look at Russia right now,' Cruz said, according to Business Insider. 'Sadly, the state of the world is the Russian bear is encountering the Obama...
  • In Texas, Ted Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

    09/01/2014 8:19:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    AP ^ | Published August 30, 2014
    DALLAS –  Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country." "I'm convinced we're going to win in 2014, and 2016 is going to be even better," the Texas Republican said during a summit of Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of the billionaire GOP donors Charles and David Koch. "And in the year 2017, a Republican president in the Rose Garden is going to sign a bill repealing every...
  • Communists in Congress? Just count 'em

    09/01/2014 7:25:13 AM PDT · by kindred · 20 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | 08/18/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    In both volumes, Loudon has proved himself to be among the foremost experts in the world investigating and reporting the penetration of communists, socialists and the current group of “progressives” affiliated with Democratic Party politics who portray themselves as liberals. In his 2011 book, Loudon presented documented evidence that Barack Obama’s rise in politics was not an accident, but a conscious, decade-long effort by the radical left to promote a candidate with African roots. Obama, he said, was packaged as an engaging and seemingly harmless Trojan Horse radical, sent to Chicago to refine his skills running for office as a...
  • Al Franken Claims Republicans 'Don't Want Certain Americans to Vote' on Hmong TV

    09/01/2014 7:25:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 1, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Al Franken is currently attempting to present to the general public the image of  someone who is willing to forge alliances with Republican senators as well as avoiding controversy by engaging in sweet corn filibusters when answering campaign questions. It is all part of his campaign strategy, along with refusing to debate his opponent, to run out the clock to election day. However, when he thinks he can get away with it, Franken will pull out the race card and basically accuse Republicans of racism for supposedly wanting to suppress the vote of "certain Americans" as you can see at...
  • WATCH LIVE: VP Joe Biden speaking in Detroit on Labor Day [Plugs 'n Thugs]

    09/01/2014 7:00:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Fox Detroit ^ | 9/1/14
    .... Biden is scheduled to be in Detroit on Labor Day for the second time in three years. Biden is expected to address the crowd at 9:30 this morning during the annual parade.
  • Media showed double standard in Ferguson

    09/01/2014 6:48:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | September 1, 2014 | Professor Melvyn L. Fein
    Let us do a thought experiment. Suppose a black police officer shot an unarmed 18-year-old white male. We do not know the circumstances, but the victim was almost twice the size of the cop. Can you imagine that the surrounding white community — any white community — would erupt in the sort of violence we witnessed in Ferguson, Mo.? There was a time, less than a century ago, when riots swept through white neighborhoods and blacks were lynched for petty offences. But now? Today, most Caucasians are more sophisticated. They are better educated and have developed more dependable self-controls than...
  • Unions open their coffers as Senate hangs in the balance

    09/01/2014 6:34:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    Organized labor is pouring millions of dollars into congressional campaign coffers, as unions press to stave off a Senate flip this fall that could spell disaster for their policy agenda during the final years of the Obama administration. On issues ranging from collective bargaining to immigration to worker protections, union officials, advocates and experts say GOP control of the upper chamber could jeopardize what has become a period of significant progress for the labor movement. “There’s a lot of room for mischief in a Senate that’s under Republican leadership,” said William Spriggs, chief economist for the AFL-CIO. After an often-rocky...
  • Maps Reveal EPA Water Grab in Maryland

    09/01/2014 6:22:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Watchdog Wire ^ | August 28, 2014 | Mark Newgent
    EPA would regulate most Md waters . A new rule proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ... The proposed Waters of the United States rule, which would give the EPA jurisdiction over millions of miles of streams across the United States under the Clean Water Act, has generated bipartisan backlash in both chambers of Congress. A letter to the EPA from Democratic and Republican House members stated, “Although your agencies have maintained that the rule is narrow and clarifies CWA jurisdiction, it in face aggressively expands federal authority under the CWA while bypassing Congress and creating unnecessary ambiguity.” The...
  • GOP, Are You Ready to Reach Out to Blacks Yet?

    09/01/2014 6:20:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    Because I am a black conservative, someone wrote asking me this great question. “What is it that compels some black men and women to cling to, and follow people like Sharpton, Jackson, Wright, Obama, Spike Lee, Black Panthers, Holder, etc.?” I have pondered the same question. Some black folks embrace victim status because it provides cover for their laziness and irresponsible lifestyles. Black Judases preach a false, evil gospel of victimhood-ism for profit. Some blacks are racist, pure and simple. I believe that a majority of black Americans simply have not been exposed to unfiltered conservatism – to blacks articulating...
  • Michael Brown’s Size Doesn’t Matter

    09/01/2014 6:11:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 141 replies
    Black Press USA ^ | September 1, 2014 | By Lee A. Daniels
    We’ve now moved to a new stage of the racist reaction to the police killing of Michael Brown: the largely overt assertion that he deserved to be killed. In the immediate aftermath of Brown, though unarmed, being shot “multiple times” after being stopped while walking in the middle of the street, the “ballad” being played in some quarters went like this: we don’t know all the facts so we shouldn’t rush to judgment. But, once the Ferguson police released the video of Michael Brown purportedly snatching a box of cigars from the convenience store and intimidating its clerk, that advice...
  • Obama visit to Wisconsin comes amid dropping approval rating

    09/01/2014 6:11:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Fox 11 ^ | 8/31/14
    ...Obama arrives in Milwaukee Monday for a rally at Laborfest. Five-thousand people are expected at the Summerfest grounds for the ticketed event. On Saturday the Milwaukee Labor Council handed out tickets to union members and their family..... Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke will meet privately with Obama on Monday. Campaign spokesperson Joe Zepecki said in a statement, “Because the President’s Monday visit to Milwaukee is for an official White House event and not a campaign event, her participation in the public portion of events would not be appropriate.”
  • Bill Clinton to campaign for Charlie Crist in Miami on Friday

    09/01/2014 5:43:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Saint Peters Blog ^ | 8/30/14 | Phil Ammann
    Former Republican Charlie Crist is pulling out the big guns, now that he is officially the Democratic nominee for governor. Former President Bill Clinton, widely considered the leading Democratic fundraiser, will visit Miami on Friday, September 6, to campaign for Crist.
  • Why Won't Endangered Democrat Senate Candidates Repudiate Their Todd Akin?

    09/01/2014 4:40:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    There are a whole bunch of Democrats running for Senate this year, though in this case “running” seems to mean running as far away as possible from failed liberal messiah Barack Obama. You’d practically think they were Tea Partiers by the way they publicly espouse conservative principles like support for the family, protection from crime, and respect for religion. But they can't run away from their duty to repudiate the single most offensive, anti-woman, anti-family, anti-Christian candidate running under their Democrat Party’s banner. Meet Democrat Amanda Curtis. She took over as the Democrat Senate candidate in Montana after Democrat John...
  • Bluegrass Poll: Gaining momentum, McConnell holds 4-point advantage over Grimes

    08/31/2014 10:50:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 170 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | August 30, 2014 | Sam Youngman
    The re-election campaign of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has gained momentum in the last month, propelled by huge leads over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Western and Eastern Kentucky and among men, according to a new Bluegrass Poll. With less than 10 weeks until Election Day, the poll of 569 likely voters shows McConnell with a 4-point lead over Grimes, up from a 2 point margin a month ago. McConnell now leads Grimes 46 percent to 42 percent...
  • The 12 Worst Shows on Cable News

    08/31/2014 10:18:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 31, 2014 | Mediaite Staff
    Last week we made a few cable news PR flacks happy and listed what we consider the 12 best shows on cable news. And now comes the time to dispose of that good will. Without further ado, here are the 12 worst shows on cable news:
  • Cruz fires up conservatives, says bomb Islamic State 'back to the Stone Age' (Yesssssss)

    08/31/2014 4:44:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | August 31, 2014
    Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, made clear this weekend his foreign policy strategy for dealing with the militant group Islamic State: “bomb them back to the Stone Age.” "They want to go back and reject modernity," he said. "Well, I think we should help them. We ought to bomb them back to the Stone Age." Cruz made his remarks Saturday in Dallas at a summit for Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of the billionaire GOP donors Charles and David Koch
  • Will 2014 be the year that Jews support the GOP?

    08/31/2014 4:37:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a perennial question which has flummoxed Republican strategists for years and continues to defy conventional political logic and planning. While it is impossible – and politically perilous – to attempt to take any American demographic group and treat them as a homogenous block, on the major issues of the day one would think that the GOP would be a natural fit for the majority of American Jews. When you look, in particular, at which party provides the staunchest support for Israel, there really is no comparison. A host of other topics appear to be a good fit as...
  • Mary Landrieu And Her House Of Cards

    08/31/2014 2:38:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | Jeff Crouere
    This election has been most difficult for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) with one mistake after another taking her off message. First it was discovered that she was charging taxpayers for at least four campaign flights. Her embarrassing mistakes were not something Louisiana voters should expect from a Senator with so much experience. Mary Landrieu has been in political office since 1979 and has served in the U.S. Senate since 1997. It is inexcusable for Landrieu not to know that taxpayers should not be charged for campaign air travel. Her latest stumble involves residency. When qualifying for re-election, Landrieu used...
  • What Islamic Terrorism?

    08/31/2014 1:18:25 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 30 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Donald R. McClarey
    Sometimes this administration is simply beyond parody: The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans. Instead, the internal FBI intelligence report concluded in its 2013 assessment published this month that the threat to U.S. internal security from extremists is limited to attacks and activities by eight types of domestic extremist movements—none motivated by radical Islam. They include anti-government militia groups and white supremacy extremists, along with “sovereign citizen” nationalists, and anarchists. Other domestic...
  • Sowell: Irresponsible Choices

    08/31/2014 9:45:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people "moderately disapprove" of Barack Obama's performance as president and 39 percent "strongly disapprove." Since Obama won two presidential elections, chances are that some of those who now "strongly disapprove" of what he has done voted to put him in office. We all make mistakes, but the real question is whether we learn from them. With many people now acting as if it is time for "a woman" to become president, apparently they have learned absolutely nothing from the disastrous results of the irresponsible self-indulgence of choosing a President of...
  • Interview with George P. Bush on Environmental Policy

    08/31/2014 7:34:42 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 39 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 08/31/2014 | Neena Satija
    Here's a transcript — edited for length and clarity — of The Texas Tribune's in-depth interview with land commissioner candidate George P. Bush, in which he lays out his positions on environmental policy. Texas Tribune: Commissioner [Jerry] Patterson has talked about, as part of his legacy, promoting the development of renewable energy on some of [the] land [managed by the General Land Office, or GLO] … that’s a way of diversification, and you never know what’s going to happen to the price of natural gas or with the shale boom. Is that something that you’re interested in and plan to...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Gay Rights Evolution

    08/31/2014 7:31:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NY times ^ | 8/29/14 | AMY CHOZICK
    The crowd of supporters stretched around Main Street on a busy Saturday in August, hundreds of Hamptonites curving past the Ralph Lauren and Tiffany & Co. stores, waiting patiently to greet Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Clinton had taken a break from her beach vacation to sign copies of her latest memoir, “Hard Choices.” Her presence transformed BookHampton, the bookseller the Clintons frequent on their working summer vacations, into a sort of pre-campaign event with Secret Service agents, and well-wishers including Martha Stewart and Howard Dean. The shores of Long Island are not exactly a proxy for the enthusiasm Mrs. Clinton...
  • At Risk in Senate, Democrats Seek to Rally Blacks

    08/31/2014 7:29:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 68 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 30, 2014 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    WASHINGTON — With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Obama’s final two years in office. In black churches and on black talk radio, African-American civic leaders have begun invoking the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, along with conservative calls to impeach Mr. Obama, as they urge black voters to channel their anger by voting Democratic in the midterm elections, in which minority turnout is typically lower.
  • Obama Does Have A Strategy, And It’s Awful

    08/31/2014 4:01:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    On Thursday, President Obama told the world he didn’t yet have a strategy for dealing with the Islamic Front in Syria. Although it’s never good to let an army who beheads your citizens and is hell-bent on your destruction know you don’t know how to deal with them – yet, or otherwise – Josh Earnest, the president’s press secretary “clarified” his comments the next day. We do have a plan, it turns out. And the plan is awful. Before we dive into the new statements, let’s take a look back at some older ones. Back in January, when talking about...
  • From Emmett Till to Michael Brown, a story as old as America itself

    08/31/2014 2:29:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 30, 2014 | Gov. Ted Strickland and Judith Browne Dianis
    Familiarity breeds contempt. For two weeks now, as we’ve watched the events in Ferguson, Missouri unfold, there’s been a vulgar familiarity about them. The grieving family, the protesters, the police in gas masks and military garb: They all seemed locked into a story as old as America itself. It is the story of implicit bias, black pain, disenfranchised communities and systemic racism. Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer when he was stopped for walking in the middle of a street. Witnesses say Brown put his hands up and said “Don’t shoot” to Officer Darren Wilson. The police,...
  • Comment Period for USFWS Proposed Peninsula Bear Hunting Closure Ends [Alaska]

    08/30/2014 9:47:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Alaska Native News ^ | Aug 28, 2014
    With the public hearing in Soldotna last night, the public comment period on the proposal to close the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Brown Bear hunting season on the Kenai Peninsula comes to an end. In a release yesterday, the Governor’s office said, “Federal land managers have again proposed limiting Alaskans’ access to a state resource, the proposed closure is not justified by either resource protection concerns or federal policy. I strongly urge the Service to reconsider this action and allow state-authorized hunting to continue on the refuge.” ... The decision to temporarily close the Brown Bear season on the...
  • Ben Carson on How He Will Overcome Lack of Political Experience If He Runs for President

    08/30/2014 7:03:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/30/2014 | BY SAMUEL SMITH
    Ever since Ben Carson famously criticized President Barack Obama's health care policies during a speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, many conservatives have rallied behind the retired neurosurgeon's conservative, anti-big government rhetorics and urged him to run for president in 2016. But despite passionate support among his fans, how will he overcome the fact that he has no political experience? Carson has not officially announced his candidacy and plans to wait and see how November's midterm Congressional elections pan out, but he has already won a straw poll in Iowa and his book sales have beaten that of Hillary...
  • Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath!

    08/30/2014 6:07:15 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 86 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8/30/2014 | Simon Walters
    Ukip are set to win their first Commons seat with a landslide 64 per cent of the vote following the biggest swing in modern political history. Turncoat MP Douglas Carswell is set to humiliate David Cameron at the Clacton by-election sparked by his defection, a Survation poll for The Mail on Sunday has revealed. The figures – the first test of public opinion since the politician rocked Westminster by defecting to Nigel Farage’s party – predict a record 48 point swing towards Ukip.
  • zuckerman: obama ‘has lost the confidence of the business community’

    08/30/2014 5:45:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 30,2014
    US News and World Report Chairman and Editor-in-Chief and publisher of The New York Daily News, Mort Zuckerman argued that President Obama “has lost the confidence of the business community” on Friday’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group.” “[The economy] has...grown by about 2%, 2.1%, for the last five years, which is the lowest rate of growth coming out of a recession we have had ever, since the Great Depression. And what’s more, that only took place, not because of the fact that the economic environment was that good, it's because we have a hugely stimulating monetary policy and fiscal policy....
  • When Whites Just Don’t Get It: After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less (Groan)

    08/30/2014 5:29:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2014 | Nicholas Kristof
    MANY white Americans say they are fed up with the coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. A plurality of whites in a recent Pew survey said that the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News reflected that weariness, saying: “All you hear is grievance, grievance, grievance, money, money, money.” Indeed, a 2011 study by scholars at Harvard and Tufts found that whites, on average, believed that anti-white racism was a bigger problem than anti-black racism. Yes, you read that right! So let me push back at what I...
  • Ferguson shooting spurs curriculum advocates to craft lesson on race (Black Panthers)

    08/30/2014 3:50:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Even though the police shooting of an unarmed man in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is only weeks old and a grand jury is still trying sort out what really happened, a Washington-based nonprofit is offering a classroom lesson plan that draws a link between the incident and the revolutionary rhetoric of the 1960s Black Panther Party. Teaching for Change says its “Teaching about Ferguson” guide can help students think critically about the shooting of Michael Brown in an Aug. 9 confrontation with police and ways they can be proactive in their own communities. “The Black Panther Party’s 1966...
  • Cruz serves up red meat to conservatives

    08/30/2014 2:28:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    Less than 70 days away from the midterm election, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday urged conservatives to do everything they can to give Republicans control of the U.S. Senate. In a fiery speech delivered at Americans For Prosperity’s “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Dallas, the prospective 2016 presidential hopeful vowed that the GOP would "retake the United States Senate and retire” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) The November election would also hinge on four issues, he said, with immigration being chief among them. “Number one, no amnesty,” Cruz said to thunderous applause, noting that President Obama is...
  • It's THAT close

    08/30/2014 2:00:55 PM PDT · by Hostage · 53 replies
    GOP Ruling Class ^ | August 30, 2014 | Reince Priebus <volunteer@action.gop.com>
    It's THAT close Friend, POLL UPDATE: Polls in six of our top Senate races show that there isn't one candidate ahead by more than three points. Leading pollsters predict Republicans can win four to eight seats — but nothing is guaranteed. And it’s just too close to call. I cannot stress this enough: just a few votes could determine control of the Senate. It’s THAT close. This is so important that the RNC is investing an additional $8 million in target Senate states to help Republican state parties and campaigns with get-out-the-vote efforts. This brings our total investment in Republican...
  • Politico: Obama to Limit Campaigning to 'States Where He's Still Popular'...

    08/30/2014 1:11:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 8-30-14 | Tom Blumer
    A Friday afternoon dispatch at the Politico from Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein tells us that "The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular." The list of states where the Politico pair alleges that's the case is quite short: "Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California." That's it. Obama, in a situation resembling that of Richard Nixon in the final months of his presidency, when "Tricky Dick" was mocked for being able to find friendly audiences in just a few Southern states, is apparently...
  • On the dismissal of the Chris McDaniel challenge in Mississippi

    08/30/2014 11:06:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The news came out yesterday afternoon that yet another blow had been dealt to Chris McDaniel’s ongoing challenge to his runoff election against Thad Cochran. The ruling seemed to bear very little – if any – relevance to questions about voting improprieties at the ballot box, and everything to do with some paperwork. A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s challenge to that state’s June 24 GOP primary runoff results, ending another chapter in one of the most bitterly contested U.S. Senate primaries in recent memory and bringing longtime Sen. Thad Cochran one step closer to...
  • 'Stamp Out This Disease': Kerry Calls on the World to Help Defeat ISIS [Crybaby's Help?]

    08/30/2014 10:25:15 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    NBCNews ^ | August 30, 2014
    'Stamp Out This Disease': Kerry Calls on the World to Help Defeat ISIS Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for a "much fuller response" to fight against brutal Islamist militants in Iraq, and suggested that "airstrikes alone won't defeat this enemy." Kerry — in an op-ed published in The New York Times on Friday — wrote that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) isn't satisfied wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, and "poses a threat well beyond that region" that could include strikes in the U.S. as well as "anywhere they could manage to travel undetected."
  • The Meltdown [The Most Incisive Analysis of The Obama Presidency!]

    08/30/2014 9:39:36 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 72 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | September 01, 2014 | Bret Stephens
    The Meltdown 09.01.14 Bret Stephens In July, after Germany trounced Brazil 7–1 in the semifinal match of the World Cup—including a first-half stretch in which the Brazilian soccer squad gave up an astonishing five goals in 19 minutes—a sports commentator wrote: “This was not a team losing. It was a dream dying.” These words could equally describe what has become of Barack Obama’s foreign policy since his second inauguration. The president, according to the infatuated view of his political aides and media flatterers, was supposed to be playing o jogo bonito, the beautiful game—ending wars, pressing resets, pursuing pivots, and...
  • CIA Now Admits That President Obama Is A Radical Islamic Enemy of America

    08/30/2014 10:13:39 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 30, 2014 | Vicky Nissen
    CIA Now Admits That President Obama Is A Radical Islamic Enemy of America Vicky Nissen August 28, 2014 It’s an explosive charge, one that practically accuses the president of treason. If you want to receive further articles, please click on SUBSCRIBE. Today, a former CIA agent bluntly told the newspaper, World Net Daily, that America has switched sides in the war on terror under President Obama. Clare Lopez was willing to say what a few members of Congress have said in private, but declined to say on-the-record. Clare M. Lopez is the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the...
  • Potentially Explosive – On Scene Evidence

    08/30/2014 10:08:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-30-14 | sundance
    Initially we thought the item identified at the base of the drivers door was brass shell casings as a consequence of Officer Darren Wilson discharging his firearm while under assault by Mike Brown. (click to enlarge)
  • Bloomberg group donates $1M to gun initiative

    08/30/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    koin.com ^ | 8/29/2014 | unknown
    Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen also recently donated to Initiative 594 campaign