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  • Cruz: GOP leaders pressured PACs to cut off his funds after Obamacare fight

    03/28/2015 10:47:46 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 28, 2015 10:31 am | Todd J. Gillman
    GREENLAND, N.H. – Sen. Ted Cruz continued his two-day presidential campaign swing through New Hampshire on Saturday morning with a speech to the Seacoast Republican Women.. . .Before entering the room, Cruz expanded on an allegation he aired Friday, that GOP leaders had cut off his access to campaign donations as retribution for his role in the 16-day government shutdown in October 2013.“In 2013 we got quite a bit of money from DC PACs, and when the defund fight happened that dropped to almost zero,” Cruz said, asked to clarify the allegation he aired Friday.Who does he blame?“It was leadership,”...
  • Oregon Universal Background Check Bill Hearing Schedule for April Fools Day

    03/28/2015 10:34:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | Dan Zimmerman
    Well, Oregonians, are you ready to lose your ability to privately transfer guns? A senate bill under consideration would require you to appear before a gun dealer and go through a background check. How fun would that be? It probably wont be cheap and it certainly wont be private. Heres an email blast we received from the Oregon Firearms Federation:
  • NRA Madness bracket shows 16 states trying to allow guns at college(PUKE alert!)

    03/28/2015 10:15:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | Michele Richinick
    Using the March Madness model from the annual NCAA basketball tournament, the pro-gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety released its NRA Madness bracket to highlight 16 states where the National Rifle Association (NRA) is advocating for legislation that would allow guns to be carried on college campuses.
  • Mitch McConnell Praises Harry Reid: Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party Takes Care of its Own

    03/28/2015 7:15:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 3/27/15
    Dont you wish that once just once someone would actually stand up and say something that everybody knows to be true: that Harry Reid, who apparently has been talked into retirement by a couple of thugs excuse me! an exercise machine! is a no-account, corrupt, nasty, petty, lying scumbag who enabled Barry Hussein to impose his anti-constitutional agenda on a big-hearted but soft-headed American public? But no: The Senate majority leader had kind words for his Democratic counterpart, who announced Friday he would be retiring in 2016. Nothing has ever come easily to this son of...
  • Conservatives' worst nightmare is next at bat

    03/28/2015 7:00:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/28/15 | Michael Filozof
    One unfortunate day in the future, America will again have a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. And when that day happens, conservatives had better start digging foxholes, because their worst nightmare will be the majority leader. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, the former hyper-partisan majority leader (and present minority leader) announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of his term in 2017. He named Chuck Schumer, D-New York, as his heir apparent. As a Westerner from a blue state that could flip to red at any time, Reid was forced to take account of libertarian views. Nevada is,...
  • We Still Have Paris (great article!)

    03/28/2015 6:48:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/28/15 | Richard F. Miniter
    You wont hear the song about the decline of the nations power and influence overseas along American rivers out on its farms or in its factories, nor in its offices and homes, but only among the self-obsessed chattering class in Manhattan, Washington, and in self-important academic enclave after enclave where its an award winning soundtrack. Americas best days as a power in the world, as a force for good, are over, is how its words go. More than that -- that such days should be over because it was never really a force for good, not really. Instead, America is...
  • Cruz could win ugly (Saturbray)

    03/28/2015 6:42:06 AM PDT · by bray · 40 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 3/28/15 | bray
    Matthew 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. What if Ted Cruz could win the General election and everything the experts know about politics is wrong? What if you dont have to choose a candidate that mirrors the Dem selection and Americans are not as liberal as the media claims it is? The reason these questions are never asked or answered is that conservative voters have been shamed into a corner so they will...
  • Senator Ted Cruz's Contradictory Position on Illegal Immigration

    03/28/2015 6:19:03 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2015 | Allan J. Favish
    On March 23, 2015, United States Senator Ted Cruz of Texas gave a speech announcing that he is running for the Republican nomination for President. In his speech he said the following about illegal immigration: Instead of the lawlessness and the presidents unconstitutional executive amnesty, imagine a president that finally, finally, finally secures the borders. And imagine a legal immigration system that welcomes and celebrates those who come to achieve the American dream. Missing from Sen. Cruzs speech was anything about how the nation should treat the illegal immigrants who are here. Sen. Cruzs position on this point has been...
  • Rubio eyes April 13 as campaign launch date: report

    03/28/2015 6:16:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 28, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) may have chosen April 13 as the date to launch a presidential bid. The Miami Herald is reporting Rubio may be planning to announce his candidacy at an event in downtown Miamis Freedom Tower on that date.
  • Nevada's Popular GOP Gov. Sandoval Leads List to Replace Reid in Senate

    03/28/2015 5:36:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/28/2015
    LAS VEGAS Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing anxiety over who might replace him. As of Friday, the list of potential candidates came down to Gov. Brian Sandoval and everyone else. The political centrist who was easily re-elected last year is likely to face intense pressure from national Republicans and business interests to pick up where Reid leaves off on Capitol Hill. Sandoval didn't...
  • Stop Bashing! Because Heres A List Of Obamas Accomplishments Haters! *Barf Alert*

    03/28/2015 5:08:26 AM PDT · by LUV W · 46 replies
    Patriot Newswire ^ | February 28, 2015 | Timothy Tuttle
    Obama has actually accomplished quite a bit, and heres a long list of his accomplishments, so stop bashing, haters! First President to be photographed smoking a joint. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States. First President to violate the War Powers Act. First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of...
  • What Was Really at Stake in the Israeli Election: Free Enterprise

    03/28/2015 5:07:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    In terms of skills and education, Israel probably has the highest level of human capital per person in the whole world. Yet it’s per capita output is mediocre – in the middle of the developed country pack. Why is that? Because Israel has been slow to adopt capitalism. How do I know that? Because Bibi Netanyahu told me that in an interview in Dallas, several years before he became prime minister. Once he became Israel’s leader, he was been able to do something about it. In recent years Israel has become a center for entrepreneurship, innovation and capitalist spirit. But...
  • Stop the Madness!

    03/28/2015 4:56:14 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    TFP ^ | 3/25/2015 | Michael Whitcraft
    While waiting at the airport for a recent flight, I observed a bright-eyed little girl who came running over into the gate area. She was full of the exuberance you would expect from a six or seven-year-old. Rushing over to the window, she gazed in amazement as the planes took off and landed. I could not suppress a smile as I saw her bright eyes and cheerful face. However, my smile faded as two women came over to grab her hand and lead her back to the seating area. Both women were wearing wedding rings and there were visible signs...
  • Private Emails Reveal SoS Clinton Aides Secret Spy Network (nothing about bridesmaid's dresses)

    03/28/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 62 replies
    propublica.com ^ | 3/27/15 | JEFF GERTH w/ Sam Biddle of, Gawker
    Updated March 27 to include responses from the FBI and the State Department. Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of States private account starting before the Benghazi attack. Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthals account. The emails, which were posted on the internet...
  • Cruz Control: A heartfelt missive to the liberally biased reporters in my town.

    03/28/2015 2:06:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 27, 2015 | Patrick O'Hannigan
    Dear journalists: May I have a public word with you, especially if you edit the Raleigh News and Observer? You probably take a dim view of unsolicited advice from a junior member of the guild, but I think I can save you some grief in the run-up to next years presidential election, with an assist from the first official candidate for the Republican nomination. That candidate would, of course, be Senator Ted Cruz. Many of the stories about him are written with the same Get a load of this guy! tone regardless of where they come from, but I thought...
  • Senator Ted Cruz's Contradictory Position on Illegal

    03/28/2015 1:04:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2015 | Allan J. Favish
    [BIG SNIP] ".....Sen. Cruz is Americas last hope for a credible border. By that I mean a border that is controlled by the citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries. I mean a border that is controlled primarily for the benefit of citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries. I mean a border that is controlled by an American population that appreciates and welcomes immigrants, but only when they come here legally, and in numbers that are conducive to their assimilation into the American value system that is based on the principles expressed in our Declaration...
  • Maine Has the Chance to Lead on Gun Rights

    03/28/2015 12:35:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Red207 ^ | Jim Fossel
    In the coming days, as many Mainers scramble to finalize their tax returns, the Legislature will begin debating what has already become one of the most bipartisan bills of the session. Sponsored by freshman Republican Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn, this legislation seeks to bring constitutional carry (already the law in Vermont) to Maine. Currently, if one wishes to carry a concealed firearm in Maine, one needs to apply for a permit to do so, through either the Maine State Police or your local police department. This bill would repeal that requirement, allowing anyone who can legally purchase a firearm...
  • Scott Walker suggests being an Eagle Scout has prepared him to be commander in chief

    03/27/2015 11:23:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Capital Times - Your Progressive Voice ^ | March 27. 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    The Boy Scout Motto is "Be Prepared." Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a teen, has taken that motto seriously. His Eagle Scout status has him so prepared, he indicated this week, he's ready to serve as commander in chief of the U.S. military. The Republican governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate spoke on Wednesday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Phoenix, Arizona. The event was closed to press, but video of Walker's conversation with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt was recorded by the opposition research group American Bridge and released by the...
  • He's Done It Before: How Ted Cruz can repeat history and win the GOP nomination

    03/27/2015 8:57:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Fusion ^ | March 23, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Its early 2011, and an unheard-of candidate for Senate is deciding to enter a race 22 months down the line to replace one of Texas most revered senators. He has no money, no prospective sources of donors. He has no establishment credibility. He has chosen to battle perhaps the most establishment of the establishment the states lieutenant governor. Now, its early 2015, and a still relatively unheard-of candidate for president is deciding to enter a race 20 months down the line. He faces questions about whether he can raise a consistent amount of money. He has no establishment credibility....
  • Is There a Realistic Ted Cruz Scenario?

    03/27/2015 8:35:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 23, 2015 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    A broad cross-section of Republican officeholders, major donors and conservative pundits are agreed on one thing: Ted Cruz has no chance to be elected president. The junior senator from Texas marked the fifth anniversary of the signing of ObamaCare by announcing his candidacy for the presidency today at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and no one in the chattering classes thinks he has a prayer of being sworn into office as commander-in-chief in January 2017. Just about everyone thinks his positions on the issues are too extreme and that his advocacy of the 2013 government shutdown and the complete antipathy...
  • 20 terms you should ACTUALLY ban for describing Hillary Clinton

    A mysterious group and Twitter account called HRC Super Volunteers has made a big splash lately by e-mailing a New York Times reporter a list of Things Not To Say About Hillary Clinton, crying coded sexism. If some of these words were coded sexism, it is very well coded, approaching ENIGMA-like levels of encryption. Polarizing? Inevitable? Really? Im amazed nightmarish hag who has recently stopped killing small dogs was not on the list, which seemed calculated to put as many of these phrases in your mind as possible. Banning words, like banning books, can be an effective publicity strategy for...
  • How Liberals Hope to Nudge Hillary Clinton to the Left

    03/27/2015 7:35:28 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 24 replies
    http://time.com/3759863/hillary-clinton-liberals/ | March 27, 2015 | Haley Sweetland Edwards
    iberals have two recurring nightmares about the 2016 elections. n the first, they wake up on Nov. 9, 2016, to find that Americans have elected a Republican who has spent the past year and a half promising to dismantle Obamacare, undo the Environmental Protection Agencys clean air regulations and cut corporate taxes. In the second, they wake up on Nov. 9, 2016, to find that Americans have elected Hillary Clinton, who has spent the past year and a half promising them absolutely nothing and courting independents and moderates.
  • Ted Cruzs campaign: He hasnt ruled out legal status for illegals

    03/27/2015 7:15:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    I’m tempted to accuse Team Walker of feeding this bit of oppo to MSNBC to take some heat off of their own rolling clusterfark on immigration. But I’m sure author Benjy Sarlin, a smart guy who follows this issue for the network, hit on it himself. (Wouldn’t Walker’s team have leaked it to Fox to maximize Cruz’s embarrassment among conservatives?) To a lefty, the tangle of GOP primary politics on amnesty must be irresistible: Why is Scott Walker taking a beating on the right for supporting legalization when Ted Cruz, Mr. Conservative, also supported legalization in the form of...
  • What are the chances Democrats keep Reids seat in 2016? Not great

    03/27/2015 7:13:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Well, they’re not horrible. But Democrats can’t be too happy about their present chances of replacing outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid with another Democrat in the U.S. Senate could certainly be better than they are right now. Reid was no lock to win reelection even if he decided to run again in 2016. He polls as poorly today as he did in 2010, when the Nevada electorate appeared ready to jettison the Silver State’s longtime senator, but a majority of voters just couldn’t bring themselves to pull the lever for Sharron Angle. At the year’s open, veteran Nevada...
  • The real costs of foolish plans to 'secure' the border

    03/27/2015 7:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Week ^ | March 27, 2015 | Shikha Dalmia
    Sen. Ted Cruz launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination this week by promising to "finally, finally, finally secure the borders" and put an end to unauthorized immigration. This will warm the hearts of restrictionists, no doubt. But it should scare Americans who love their pocketbooks and liberties more than they hate undocumented Latino immigrants. Restrictionists accuse many of these immigrants of being welfare queens who come to America illegally and live off taxpayers. Cruz has contributed to the hysteria by proposing bills barring undocumented workers from ever receiving any means-tested benefits, presumably even after they become legal. Accusations...
  • REP. CARDENAS TELLS ILLEGALS: I REPRESENT ALL OF YOU IN CONGRESS

    03/27/2015 7:08:11 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | march 26, 2015 | Michelle moons
    On Saturday in Los Angeles, following anearlier, similar event at the University of Southern California, Gutierrez joined U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) at Panorama High School in what was the last event listed on his cross-countrytour. Cardenas, who represents the 29th congressional district, told the audience of DACA and DAPA potential applicants that unfortunately many members of Congress think they only represent citizens and voters, but he also represented illegal aliens. As he told the crowd, I represent all of you. He added: If you are here as a human being in the United States of America, you have rights,...
  • Cruz the bruiser: The junior senator from Texas is dangerous

    03/27/2015 6:15:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Economist ^ | March 28, 2015 | The Editors
    WITH 596 days to go before Americas next presidential election, the first serious candidate has announced that he will run (see article). Ted Cruz is an intelligent man with an inspiring life story. His father fled from Cuba with a few dollars sewn into his underwear and settled in the United States. The young Ted made a name for himself in Texas while still a teenager, giving lectures to Rotary clubs about the constitution. By his early 30s he was arguing cases before the Supreme Courtand winning. At 41, he was elected to the Senate, overcoming long odds in a...
  • Ted Cruz: The Bush Years-What his time at the FTC suggests about how hed run the White House

    03/27/2015 5:32:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 27, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    Long before Ted Cruz was a big-name senator and conservative rock star, wowing the crowd at Liberty University in the early days of his presidential bid, he was just another lawyer toiling away in virtual anonymity under George W. Bush. While Cruzs time in the Senate is best known for fiery speeches and high-profile gestures like his 21-hour filibuster, in his earlier time in Washington he demonstrated a wonkish eye for detail and an eagerness to take on powerful industry groups that he saw as stifling competition. Though his efforts ultimately succeeded on a much smaller scale than hed initially...
  • Apple's Cook joins tech CEOs in blasting Indiana religious freedom law

    03/27/2015 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 138 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 27, 2015 | Reporting by Edwin Chan; Editing by Richard Chang
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc's Tim Cook, one of the most prominent openly gay American CEOs, has joined fellow tech industry chiefs in decrying a controversial Indiana law that opponents say could allow companies to deny services to gay people. Cook, who publicly declared his sexual orientation last year, joined other tech chief executives, including Salesforce.com Inc's Marc Benioff, in blasting the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which could let business and individuals turn away customers by citing "religious freedom." Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the controversial bill into law on Thursday.
  • Venezuela to Present Anti-US Petition at Summit With Obama

    03/27/2015 4:53:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 27, 2015
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is readying a gift for President Barack Obama when the two leaders cross paths at a regional summit next month: a petition containing millions of signatures denouncing U.S. aggression. For the past week, Venezuelans have been lining up in plazas, government offices and even prisons to add their signatures to a manifesto against the Obama administration's recent decision to sanction seven Venezuelan officials over human rights abuses during anti-government protests.
  • WATCH: CRUZ AND BREITBARTS MARLOW HEADLINE YAF CONFERENCE FROM NH

    03/27/2015 4:36:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    Young Americas Foundation (YAF) will welcome Senator Ted Cruz, Breitbarts Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, John Stossel, Katie Pavlich, and hundreds of students to New Hampshire for the first Freedom Conference of 2015. High school and college students will travel to Nashua, New Hampshire, on March 27 and 28 for inspiration, camaraderie, and training on how to take the ideas of individual freedom, free markets, and strong national defense to schools across the country. Students from as far away as California, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas will be attending this event. Many in the Conservative Movement suggest that we need to chase...
  • San Francisco mayor bans publicly-funded travel to Indiana

    03/27/2015 4:27:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-27-2015 | Adam Lerner
    San Francisco prides itself as a tolerant place, but it is closed off to one thing: Indiana. On Thursday, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, a Democrat, directed all City Departments under his authority to bar publicly funded travel to the Hoosier State. The decision followed Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pences decision to sign a religious freedom bill that critics say effectively sanctions discrimination of LGBT citizens by private businesses. We stand united as San Franciscans to condemn Indianas new discriminatory law, Lee said in a statement. San Francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally-sanctioned discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
  • Chuck Schumer: Tea Party Members 'Hate Immigrants'( while praising NY GOP)

    03/27/2015 4:01:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 25 Mar 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Sen. Chuck Schumer says tea party members "hate immigrants," and blames congressional Republicans' fear of their hard-right members for preventing passage of a Senate immigration bill last year. (SNIP) "Why doesn't he? Because the tea party, these 80 to 100 folks from the hard right, none from New York, say they hate immigration, they hate immigrants.
  • Trey Gowdy: Hillary Clinton wiped her server clean

    03/27/2015 3:52:58 PM PDT · by detective · 187 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2015 | Lauren French
    Hillary Clinton did not hand over new documents to the House panel investigating Benghazi and wiped her server clean of past emails, the committees chairman said in a statement Friday. Clinton did not provide correspondence or emails to the Select Committee on Benghazi, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), said, even though the former secretary of state was under a subpoena, issued early this month, for all correspondence from Clintons tenure as secretary of state that focused on Libya and Benghazi.
  • Rep. Steve King Accuses Chuck Schumer Of Representing Marxists

    03/27/2015 3:51:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 23, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    In a speech on Senate floor last week, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King was controlling the partys position on immigration and derailing immigration reform. (SNIP) Thursday, King responded to Schumers comment on the House floor saying it was Schumer not him who represented the fringe. Specifically King said Schumer represented socialists, marxists, progressives, liberal Democrats.
  • [Flashback] Tea Partier Mike Lee joins McConnell team (McConnell will need him!)

    03/27/2015 3:43:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/13/15 | David M. Drucker
    From Tea Party agitator to leadership insider, Sen. Mike Lee is now counselor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Utah Republican is steering committee chairman, a post that often comes with a seat in leadership. But McConnell wasnt obligated to bring Lee into the fold last week, when he appointed him as one of four counsellors to the Republican leadership. The Kentuckian never extended a similar offer to Jim DeMint when he led steering. Lee and McConnell hardly have a chummy history, although the majority leader shrewdly keeps potential enemies close. Lee advanced to the Senate in 2010 by...
  • You Can 3D Print A Heavy-Caliber Gun And Its Totally Legal

    03/27/2015 3:34:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 27, 2015
    With a 3D printer and enough thermoplastic, you can mass produce deadly plastic guns from the convenience of your own home without going through a rigorous background check. Advanced 3D-printing technology now allows for people to make durable guns. And as far as current federal laws are concerned, its totally legal. Medium writer Keith Mizokami documented his experience building not just any regular firearm, but a full-on assault rifle. All it took was three hours and some light tools. I was an AR-15 grease monkey, Mizokami wrote. During the course of several projects, Id built an entire rifle from scratch....
  • Jeb Bush, Scott Walker lead GOP pack in New Hampshire

    03/27/2015 3:33:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are running first and second in an early look at the 2016 GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire, according to a Suffolk University poll released Thursday. Mr. Bush is the first choice for about 19 percent of likely GOP primary voters, followed by Mr. Walker at 14 percent and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 7 percent. Real estate mogul Donald Trump, who recently announced he was forming an exploratory committee....
  • 5 Things President Obama Wants To Discuss With Pope Francis When The Pontiff Comes To Town

    03/27/2015 3:13:53 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/26/2015 | Antonia Blumberg
    President Barack Obama is slated to meet with Pope Francis in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23, and Obama already has a list of topics he hopes to discuss. In a press release Thursday, the White House laid out some of the president's ideal subjects for the talk, and said that Obama "looks forward to continuing" conversations he and Pope Francis began during their initial meeting at the Vatican in March 2014. The topics on Obama's agenda are ones that both leaders have made top priorities in their careers thus far. Here's what he hopes to chat about with the pope:
  • Amodei defends voting record at GOP fundraiser (All NV Rep's united to continue Reid amnesty)

    03/27/2015 3:02:58 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Elko Daily Free Press ^ | February 09, 2015 | DYLAN WOOLF HARRIS
    Facing a room of Republicans, Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., defended his decision to vote against an amendment put forth by a fellow GOP colleague aimed to reverse President Barack Obamas deferred deportation plan. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., proposed a funding amendment to block dollars for the presidents 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which was expanded via executive action last year. (SNIP) Amodei was one of 26 Republicans which included two other Nevada Republicans, Joe Heck and Crescent Hardy to vote against Blackburns measure at the beginning of the year. (SNIP) I dont know if we can pass...
  • The Mark Levin Show, M-F, 6pm-9pm EDT, WABC-AM, Friday, March 27th, 2015.

    03/27/2015 3:00:16 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 29 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Friday, March 27th, 2015 | Mark R. Levin
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  • Nothing Inevitable About Clinton Nomination

    03/27/2015 2:26:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    A new CBS poll on Hillary Clinton this week suggests that the former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state faces a steeper road to the White House than her supporters might think. Only 26 percent in the poll of the adult population had a favorable view of Clinton, while 37 percent had an unfavorable opinion, and an astonishing 36 percent said they hadn't heard enough to form an opinion or were undecided. Because the poll sampled all adults, not just registered voters, the poll's political significance is limited. Much of the general public pays little attention to...
  • The John Birch Society & Article V - Standing for Hypocrisy and Deception

    03/27/2015 2:21:16 PM PDT · by Strawberry AZ · 42 replies
    Vanity ^ | 03-27-2015 | MJ Alexander (Vanity)
    Someone recently asked, Why is it that the John Birch Society is so opposed to an Article V amendment convention today despite the fact that they have been supporters of amending the Constitution since back in the 70s? Thats a darned good question. It a matter of history that Robert Welch, the first president of the John Birch Society, welcomed those who would repeal the 16th Amendment (the progressive income tax) into the society and made their cause a part of JBS lore. In 1975, Larry McDonald, then a Democrat U.S. Representative from Georgia, who went on to become the...
  • Purge: California GOP Kicks out Conservative Policy Staff

    03/27/2015 1:17:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/27/2015 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    In a little-noticed move this week, California State Assembly Minority Leader Kristin Olsen, completed a purge of conservative policy staffers. The dramatic reversalin both function and ideology of the Assembly Republican Caucusmirrors theCalifornia GOPs leftward shift, which has eschewed social conservatives as afringe element. By softening the partys stances on issues like illegal immigration, traditional marriage, Common Core, and ObamaCare, the GOP establishment both nationally and here in California believes the party will attract more voters from the center than the party losesfrom the right.
  • Mitch McConnell praises Harry Reid as 'son of Searchlight'

    03/27/2015 12:36:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    Mitch McConnell reacted to Harry Reid's impending retirement. The Senate majority leader had kind words for his Democratic counterpart, who announced Friday he would be retiring in 2016. "Nothing has ever come easily to this son of Searchlight. Underestimated often, his distinctive grit and determined focus nevertheless saw him through many challenges," McConnell said in a statement. "They continue to make him a formidable opponent today."
  • Jeb and Walkers Immigration Double-Talk

    03/27/2015 12:25:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 27. 2015 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    Scott Walker and Jeb Bush were bound to collide sooner or later. It turned out to be sooner. As the son of a Baptist minister, and the son of the 41st president of the United States, these two were destined to be the odd couple of the 2016 election. Walker is running against the establishment and the Washington elites. Bush embodies both. Walker will need at least $100 million to compete in the GOP primary, and more if he makes it to the general. Most of the Republican donors who write those kinds of checks are on Bushs speed dial....
  • ObamaCare under fire in vote-a-rama

    03/27/2015 12:23:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2015 | By Sarah Ferris
    Senate Republicans are targeting ObamaCare in the chambers marathon session on budget amendments known as a vote-a-rama on Thursday. Senators have proposed 85 healthcare-related amendments, including a full repeal of ObamaCare, a ban on any ObamaCare marketing and a shift of Medicaid into states' control. The symbolic proposals are among more than 600 amendments that the Senate will consider during the vote-a-rama, which is expected to last through late Thursday. Senate Democrats used their budget amendments to try to ward off attacks against the Affordable Care Act, which just passed its five-year anniversary.
  • FORMER US ATTORNEY: DOJ SHOULD OPEN A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO HARRY REID PUSHING EB-5 VISA EXP

    03/27/2015 12:08:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    EXCLUSIVEFORMER U.S. ATTORNEY: DOJ SHOULD OPEN A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO HARRY REID PUSHING EB-5 VISA EXPANSION Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says he intends to retire at the end of his term in 2017. But he may still face legal pressure before he leaves. Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova, a leading legal expert on the prosecution and defense of white collar criminals, tells Breitbart News there is enough public evidence to launch a criminal investigation of Reid. Heres the issue, diGenova tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. Because his son was involved representing the SLS Casino and Hotel...
  • Harry Reid endorses Chuck Schumer to lead Senate Democrats

    03/27/2015 11:55:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    Harry Reid endorsed Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Senate minority leader after he retires in 2016. [Snip] Reid predicted Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in Senate leadership, would win the post without opposition. He also suggested any competition specifically Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, with whom he spoke on the phone with Friday morning should stand down. Reid called Schumer "extremely smart" in the interview, adding that he would bring a "different style" to Senate leadership compared with Reid's soft-spoken nature.
  • Five myths about Sen. Ted Cruz

    03/27/2015 11:54:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    1. Ted Cruz is anti-establishment. .. But Cruz's resume is crammed with establishment credentials. He holds degrees from Princeton and Harvard; clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist; worked as an adviser on the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush, who was the clear establishment candidate in that race; and served as solicitor general for the state of Texas. And if you're part of the U.S. Senate, you're part of the establishment. 2. He's another Obama. ... Cruz has, unsurprisingly, seized every chance to rebut the comparison, calling Obama a "back bencher" in the Senate who "did not...