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  • Bush campaign manager warns aides to watch for 'dirty tricks' from Rubio camp

    02/08/2016 12:51:02 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/2016 | Alex isnstadt
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- With the hours counting down until the New Hampshire primary, tensions between the Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush campaigns are intensifying. On Sunday afternoon, Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz convened top aides for an afternoon conference call in which he told them to expect "dirty tricks" from the Rubio campaign in the run-up to voting here, according to one source on the call. The source said Diaz, a hard-charging veteran operative, was not more specific. The conference call came as the Huffington Post reported that a pro-Rubio super PAC had sent out a mailer in the state...
  • Oregon Standoff; New...David Fry Message...PPN Compromised

    02/08/2016 12:12:05 AM PST · by Nextrush
    YouTube ^ | 2/7/2016 | David Fry
    .....We are not threatening people coming to this place. We never talked to PPN, we never made conversation with PPN...them making up lies about us, you know telling everyone to stand down after they had communication with us those are absolute lies, PPN is compromised absolutely and then to lie about us wanting to shoot all the people who are coming to escort us out absolutely a lie too. There's a whole bunch of lies going on. We're not going to shoot our own team, we're not going to...we don't plan on shooting anybody...we only plan to defend ourselves if...
  • 'I have at least 20 Muslim friends', says Donald Trump, but can't name them

    02/07/2016 10:53:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 7, 2015 | David Lawler, New Hampshire
    ..... The Republican presidential candidate has repeatedly said that "Muslims love him" despite his provocative policies, but has so far failed to name any single individual Muslim supporter. Asked by the Telegraph to elaborate, Mr Trump again ducked the question responding: "Oh, I could give you about 20 of them."... Donald Trump Junior, Mr Trump's son, was also unable to tell the Telegraph who his father's Muslim friends were, saying only that they had "completed a lot of business deals" in the Middle East.
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/08

    02/07/2016 9:00:04 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 127 replies
    My own workup | 02/08/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The New Hampshire Primary takes place in one day. Only vote on this thread on: 02/08/2016 another thread will pop up five minutes before: 02/09/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it five minutes or so on...
  • Grand jury brings fresh scrutiny to Alison Grimes’ campaigns

    02/07/2016 8:55:00 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | FEBRUARY 6, 2016 | John Cheves
    During her three political campaigns, including an $18 million run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reported paying $111,831 to Lexington companies owned by her father, former state Democratic Party chairman Jerry Lundergan, and $41,745 more in direct payments to him and other family members, for various services. One Lundergan company purchased and provided Grimes with a 45-foot tour bus she used for her Senate campaign. Another owns The Carrick House on North Limestone, where she held several major events. Grimes and Lundergan also shared Lexington attorney Robert "Coley" Stilz III, who was...
  • Ford to move production to Mexico: Report

    02/07/2016 7:46:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | CNBC via Yahoo News
    Auto giant Ford is planning a new assembly plant south of the U.S. border, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, and will sharply increase factory output from Mexico just months after signing a labor deal. Citing people familiar with the matter, The Journal reported that Ford will add half a million units of annual capacity from Mexico starting in 2018, which is double the amount it built in 2015. The new assembly complex will be based in An Luis Potosi, and Ford will expand an existing facility near Mexico City, the publication added.
  • Ted Cruz: Making U.S. women eligible to be drafted is 'nuts'

    02/07/2016 6:50:58 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/7/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Peterborough, New Hampshire (CNN)Ted Cruz told a New Hampshire audience Sunday that requiring women to sign up for the draft is "nuts," breaking with the views of several Republican presidential rivals. Two days before the New Hampshire primary Cruz veered off his stump speech to blast his GOP competitors on the issue, which came up at the ABC debate Saturday. Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie all said or suggested they'd support women being required to enroll in Selective Service and be eligible for the draft, since female service members can now serve in combat roles. Cruz was not...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Richard D Winters ~ 08 February 2016

    02/07/2016 5:00:10 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 126 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Richard D. Winters Info from here. Major Richard "Dick" D. Winters (January 21, 1918 - January 2, 2011) was a United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commanded Company "E", 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II.Winters parachuted into Normandy in the early hours of D-Day, and fought across France,...
  • Clinton, Cruz lead in new Talk Business/Hendrix College poll (Arkansas)

    02/07/2016 4:20:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Arkansas Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lindsey Millar
    Sen. Ted Cruz holds a narrow lead over Sen. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump among Republican voters in a new Talk Business/Hendrix College poll. Here's the breakdown: 11% Ben Carson 27% Ted Cruz 4% John Kasich 23% Marco Rubio 23% Donald Trump 1% Jeb Bush 1% Gov. Chris Christie 4% Carly Fiorina 6% Don't Know Meanwhile, not surprisingly, Hillary Clinton holds a broad lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders. 57% Hillary Clinton 25% Bernie Sanders 18% Don't Know The poll also asked Republican voters how they felt about Mike Huckabee and Gov. Hutchinson. Both were pretty well liked. Their endorsement of...
  • Hamas doctors blame Gaza mental health problems on blockade

    02/07/2016 2:48:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16 | Dalit halevi
    Gazan mental health experts are claiming that the Israeli blockade on Gaza is causing more cases of mental health disorders in the populace due to the unemployment rate and the continued degradation of the local economy. The head of the department for the development of health in the Gaza Health Ministry, Hashim al-Mudlal, told the Palestine news paper that statistics are showing a rise in the number of people who are requesting mental health services in the various clinics around Gaza. Among the symptoms that are being described to health workers are hypertension, lack of urinary control, and mental disturbances....
  • Sudanese stabber behind Ashkelon attack dies

    02/07/2016 2:34:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/16 | Cynthia Blank
    The man who stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli soldier Sunday morning in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon has been identified as a Sudanese national. The attacker was shot and seriously injured after fleeing the scene of the stabbing; he later died of his wounds at the hospital. Police initially believed the stabbing near the city's central bus station was part of an ongoing wave of Arab terror attacks across Israel. Now, however, the motive for the stabbing is unclear. The Sudanese national, said to be in his 20s, arrived at Ben Gurion Boulevard in Ashkelon shortly before 8:30...
  • Cruz Says Drafting Women 'Doesn't Make Any Sense'

    02/07/2016 12:59:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 7, 2015 | Michael Warren
    Full Title: Cruz Says Drafting Women 'Doesn't Make Any Sense' and Cruz called America's enemies, not its soldiers, "psychopaths." Peterborough, N.H.- Ted Cruz came out against requiring 18-year-old women to register for the Selective Service and the possibility of being drafted into the military. At a campaign event here Sunday afternoon, Cruz responded to some of his rivals, like Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, who said in Saturday's debate that women should have to register. "It was striking that three different people on that stage came out in support of drafting women into combat in the military," Cruz said. "I...
  • UMass Lowell/7News Daily Tracking Poll of New Hampshire Voters Release 7 of 8 (Trump +22%)

    02/07/2016 12:46:03 PM PST · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    UMass of Lowell ^ | February 7, 2016
    Survey produced by Prof. Joshua J. Dyck, Ph.D. Field Dates: 2/4/16-2/6/16 N=1413 New Hampshire Registered Voters (RVs) N= 516 Republican Primary Likely Voters (LVs); N= 428 Democratic Primary Likely Voters Adjusted Margin of Error: +/-2.97% for all RVs; +/-4.82% for Rep LVs; +/-5.38% for Dem LVs Margins of error have been adjust ed to include for design effects resulting from weighting and survey design features -snip- REPUBLICAN PRIMARY (N=516 LVs)Q8 If the NEW HAMPSHIRE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY was being held today would you vote for [RANDOMIZE ORDER: candidate list below]? Q8a Do you lean more towards...[order as Q8]? [if DK/NA/REF]...
  • Article at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz

    02/07/2016 11:07:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 67 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 6, 2016 | Renee Nal
    An "article" posted Thursday by Jeva Lange at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz. And it is not the first time Lange has mischaracterized Cruz's words. The post, titled "Ted Cruz mistakenly claims Jimmy Carter endorsed Donald Trump," gives the reader the false impression that Ted Cruz said former President Jimmy Carter would vote for Donald Trump. Lange writes: ...
  • 30 minutes of chaos: Witness details events of Finicum shooting

    02/07/2016 5:53:27 AM PST · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/6/2016 | Les Zaitz
    BURNS-The line of police SUVs and tactical rigs tucked back in the woods on a side road alarmed Robert "LaVoy" Finicum as he drove by on the highway to John Day. "It's a set up," he declared to those in the pickup with him. In less than a half-hour, Finicum would lie dead in the snow and others in the truck would be in handcuffs, held for hourse on the blockaded road north of Burns. Shawna Cox, 59, a mother of 13 from Utah was one of those in the truck with Finicum...... And then she saw Finicum. She was...
  • Cruz Easily Won the New Hampshire GOP Debate

    02/07/2016 6:29:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 161 replies
    Red State ^ | February 7, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    Sen. Ted Cruz won the New Hampshire GOP debate. Cruz managed to stay above the hand to hand combat between the desperate governors and Sen Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. He gave great answers to the ABC News moderators, some of whom spent the night fishing for sound bites that could be used to help the Democrats' eventual nominee. Gov. Chris Christie went after Sen. Marco Rubio early and seemed to rattle him. Unfortunately Christie came across as...
  • Sources: 150,000 Saudi Mercenaries Ready To Enter Syria

    02/07/2016 5:50:58 AM PST · by Strategy · 28 replies
    FNA ^ | February 6, 2016
    TEHRAN (FNA) - Informed sources revealed that Riyadh is holding training courses for 150,000 Saudi, Sudanese, Egyptian and Jordanian forces to prepare them for war in Syria. The Saudi sources told the CNN channel that the 150,000-strong army is now stationed in Saudi Arabia and will soon be dispatched to Syria. They also said that Morocco, Turkey, Bahrain, the UAE and Qatar will also deploy their forces to Syria through the Turkish borders, and Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei will dispatch mercenaries to Saudi Arabia too. On Thursday, the Saudi Defense Ministry said it stood ready to deploy ground troops to...
  • Sanders overshadows GOP debate with scintillating cameo performance as a Jewish socialist immigrant

    02/07/2016 4:54:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2015 | Chris Pleasance
    "Bernie Sanders overshadows GOP debate with scintillating cameo performance as a Jewish socialist immigrant in Titanic-themed skit on SNL alongside Larry David" ...After the ship begins to sink, the crew shout for everyone to get into the lifeboats starting with the women and children first - a statement which riles David's rich-guy character. Berating the ship's captain, he says: 'Really? Shouldn't it be just whoever's closest?' David then objects to a woman being brought on to the life raft, asking whether or not she has been through the menopause, which offends her. David's character then adds: 'That answers my question....
  • Chelsea Clinton Accidentally Calls Bernie, “President Sanders”

    02/07/2016 4:03:36 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2-5-16 | Emily Zanotti
    The Clinton campaign has been using Chelsea as a surrogate since the final few weeks in Iowa, even though the response to her has been lukewarm at best. They've now flown her to New Hampshire and elsewhere, where she's taking rallies to promote her mother as "Grandma-in-Chief." Only, yesterday's speech went a little awry. While at a campaign stop in Minnesota (a must-win for the Clinton camp), Chelsea made a Freudian slip, referring to "Bernie Sanders" as "President Sanders."
  • Iowa Democratic Party rejects audit of caucus vote (cheating ticks off socialists)

    02/07/2016 1:57:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 2/06/16 | Barry Grey
    **SNIP** McGuire, whose state organization, like the national party apparatus, is solidly behind Clinton, rejected the request, telling the Register in an interview Tuesday, "These are the final results." Democrats have never released actual head counts in Iowa caucuses, and McGuire flatly said they would not be released this time either. On Thursday, the Register published an editorial headlined, "Something smells in the Democratic Party," denouncing state party officials for refusing to agree to an audit or release details of the voting. "What happened Monday night at the Democratic caucuses was a debacle, period," the Register wrote. "Democracy, particularly at...
  • Ted Cruz once again proves himself presidential

    02/07/2016 1:47:56 AM PST · by GregKremer · 163 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    As the New Hampshire primary fast approaches, I wish to remind voters that our next commander-in-chief must be of the highest character, cut from the rare cloth of our founders. Sometimes God gives us great gifts in ugly packages. Recent attacks on Ted Cruz from both the Trump and Dr. Carson campaigns gifted Cruz an opportunity to show his character and presidential instincts.
  • North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, U.S.

    02/07/2016 1:24:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 2/07/16 | Ju-min Park, Shinichi Saoshiro
    SEOUL/TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbours and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test. The U.S. Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space, and South Korea's military said the rocket had put an object into orbit. North Korea said the launch of its satellite Kwangmyongsong-4, named after late leader Kim Jong Il, was a "complete success" and that it was making a polar orbit of...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Banning Fossil Fuel Extraction on Public Lands a 'Done Deal'

    02/06/2016 10:18:17 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 6, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    Hillary Clinton said that banning fossil fuel extraction on public lands is a 'done deal,' the Hill reported. After Thursday night's Democratic debate in New Hampshire, an activist with the green group 350 Action asked Clinton whether she would support banning hydraulic fracturing if she were elected. While Clinton said the president doesn't have the authority to do that, she did say that supporting a ban on fossil fuel extraction on public lands was a done deal. "President Obama's Interior Department in January said it would halt new leases for coal mining on federal land while it figures out how...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/07

    02/06/2016 8:59:52 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 232 replies
    My own workup | 02/07/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The New Hampshire Primary takes place in two days. Only vote on this thread on: 02/07/2016 another thread will pop up five minutes before: 02/08/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it five minutes or so on...
  • Health insurance fines loom as deadline nears

    01/28/2016 7:56:23 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Ch 7 News ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | Jason Gruenauer
    Sunday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance, or else pay a fine. That fine has gone up, causing even more financial stress on the uninsured and those who choose to opt out of health insurance. "I just cannot afford it in any way, shape, or form right now," 27-year-old Seth Valkonen said when talking about health insurance. Valkonen chooses to be uninsured by paying a one time fine for not having coverage instead of a monthly premium. "The penalty is cheaper than the overall total for the entire year," he said, Already on a tight budget, this...
  • Hardin County's right-to-work ordinance invalidated in federal court ruling

    02/06/2016 7:05:46 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/6/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    A federal judge struck down Hardin County's [Kentucky] right-to-work ordinance in an order Wednesday, ruling that states, not counties, can exempt themselves from portions of the National Labor Relations Act. U.S. District Judge David Hale dismissed each of the county's arguments for its ordinance, which passed Hardin County Fiscal Court Jan. 13 and barred unions from collecting fees from non-members. "The NLRA preempts the right-to-work, hiring-hall, and dues-checkoff provisions of Hardin County Ordinance 300," Hale wrote in his order. "Section 14(b) is the only exception to NLRA preemption of the field of labor relations, and it does not extend to...
  • Heidi Cruz is her husband’s not-so-secret weapon, but could she hurt his campaign?

    02/06/2016 5:04:52 PM PST · by xzins · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | 6 Feb 16 | Lisa Mascaro
    Except for perhaps Bill Clinton, no candidate’s spouse in the 2016 presidential campaign has proved as productive and effective as Heidi Cruz. Beyond the mother-of-two charm that softens Sen. Ted Cruz’s hard edges, and her deep Christian faith, the California-born Heidi Cruz, 43, is an accomplished executive and political adviser — more in the model of Democrats like Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton than Republicans like Laura Bush. Her impressive resume includes a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University, a stint in the George W. Bush White House and a high-paying job at investment giant Goldman Sachs, where...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GOD'S PERFECTION ~ 07 February 2016

    02/06/2016 5:02:24 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 121 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    GOD'S PERFECTION In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career, while others can be main-streamed into conventional schools. At a Chush fund-raising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, "Where is the perfection in my son Shaya? Everything God does is done with perfection. But my child cannot understand things as other children do. My child...
  • Ted Cruz: 'I Certainly Congratulate' Thad Cochran [2014]

    02/06/2016 4:08:44 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jun 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Chris McDaniel may have refused to concede the Mississippi Senate primary without a challenge, but Sen. Ted Cruz appears to be moving on after the Tea Party suffered primary defeats last night. (SNIP) The Texas Senator stated that although it was clear that thousands of Democrats voted in the primary, it was all part of the political battle.
  • Iowa Democratic party altered precinct's caucus results during chaotic night

    02/06/2016 4:11:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/05/16 | Ben Jacobs
    In the Iowa Democratic party's chaotic attempt to report caucus results on Monday night, the results in at least one precinct were unilaterally changed by the party as it attempted to deal with the culmination of a rushed and imperfect process overseeing the first-in-the-nation nominating contest. In Grinnell Ward 1, the precinct where elite liberal arts college Grinnell College is located, 19 delegates were awarded to Bernie Sanders and seven were awarded to Hillary Clinton on caucus night. However, the Iowa Democratic party decided to shift one delegate from Sanders to Clinton on the night and did not notify precinct...
  • Trent Lott hates Ted Cruz! A lot! He hates hates hates the guy!

    02/06/2016 3:52:15 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 45 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/6/2016 | Moe Lane
    Former Senator Trent Lott – who, as you might remember, walked into a political buzzsaw in 2002 over comments that effectively destroyed his Senate career – highly disapproves of this Senator Ted Cruz fellow. Not least because Senator Cruz said some awful, awful things about former Senator Lott’s good friend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s always interesting to see how a lobbyist defines ‘inappropriate behavior,’ really. Hoover up all the political pork you can? That’s Senatorial. Call Mitch McConnell a liar over the Export-Import Bank? Call out the Sergeant-At-Arms: “Having been majority leader, I’ve never had someone stand on...
  • SAD TROMBONE. Democrat Shill In Favor Of Big Government Will Not Support Ted Cruz

    02/06/2016 3:47:00 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/6/2016 | Streiff
    Last evening, Ted Cruz was at a town hall meeting in Salem, NH, when he was hit with a question about drug abuse. If you’ve followed Cruz’s campaign, you know that his own family has experience loss due to drug abuse. His older sister, Miriam became addicted to pain pills following and accident and slid into a life of drug abuse. Because it is a campaign season, the left used the town hall as an excuse for some low-level street theater. Not a day goes by on the New Hampshire campaign trail without residents grilling the men and women running...
  • Washington Post Columnist Accuses Ted Cruz Of Using “Anti-Semitic Dog Whistle”

    02/06/2016 3:27:37 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 44 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Streiff
    The Washington Post’s one-man Fifth Column, Dana Milbank, is at it again. Apparently, he has been shadowing Ted Cruz’s campaign. Unable to come up with anything substantive, what he’s produced is one of the most juvenile screeds ever to appear in any major newspaper: "When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump’s “New York values,” it wasn’t entirely clear what he was implying. This week we got a clue: For Cruz, “New York” is another way of saying “Jewish.” At an event in New Hampshire, Cruz, the Republican Iowa caucuses winner, was asked about campaign money he and...
  • Trump: Reagan talked a good game but didn't deliver, Carter had guts (Art of the Deal)

    02/06/2016 3:11:27 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 72 replies
    Art of the Deal ^ | 1987 | Donald a Trump, Tony Schwartz
    Pg 60-61 Art of the Deal (1987) ...if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on. I think of Jimmy Carter. After he lost the election to Ronald Reagan, Carter came to see me in my office. He told me he was seeking contributions to the Jimmy Carter library. I asked how much he had in mind. And he said, "Donald I would be very appreciative if you contributed 5 million dollars." I was dumbfounded. I didn't even answer him. But that experience also taught me something. Until then, I never understood how Jimmy Carter became president. The...
  • EU demands Israel stop demolishing illegal Arab settlements

    02/06/2016 3:08:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16
    The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of illegal Palestinian buildings, some of which are EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to building Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. "In the past weeks there have been a number of developments in Area C of the West Bank, which risk undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and driving the parties yet further apart," the EU diplomatic service said in a statement. It referred to Israel's decision on January 25 to declare 154 hectares (380 acres) of land near Jericho in Judea as state land, with...
  • Ted Cruz Embraces Ron Paul Liberty Voters in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 2:14:58 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies
    Time ^ | February 6, 2016 | Alex Altman
    The Iowa Republican winner appeals by trumpeting the gold standard, privacy rights and limits on eminent domain Eric Eastman, a pony-tailed actor from Nashua, N.H., became a coveted commodity here last week. In the hours after Sen. Rand Paul dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, the libertarian state representative and passionate Paul supporter says he fielded a personal phone call from Jeb Bush and an offer from Donald Trump's campaign promising VIP treatment. Even an aide to Chris Christie reached out. But as he processed his grief over Paul's exit, Eastman already had a new candidate in mind. On...
  • Tracking poll: Trump, Sanders continue to lead ahead of New Hampshire primary

    02/06/2016 1:58:55 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 02/06/2016 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have held onto significant leads in the final days before the New Hampshire primary, according to the Saturday results of a Umass Lowell/7 News tracking poll. Trump’s biggest challenge comes from Senator Marco Rubio, whose post-Iowa surge seems to have stalled at 14 percent in the tracking poll’s latest results. Senator Ted Cruz follows in third, at 13 percent. He’s ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich (10 percent), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (10 percent), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (4 percent), Dr. Ben Carson (3 percent), and Carly Fiorina (3 percent).
  • Super Bowl City Closed After Reaching Maximum Capacity

    Friday night's program featured a fireworks show and a One Republic concert.San Francisco police turned away thousands of people from Super Bowl City late Friday when the event reached maximum capacity. The popular free event along the Embarcadero on Friday night drew a crush of visitors and NFL fans looking to soak up the excitement over Super Bowl weekend. The night was headlined by a fireworks show and a performance from One Republic. An officer patrolling Super Bowl City estimated at least 15,000 people inside the event late Friday. Many who planned to attend the event were disappointed when police...
  • Huge crowd braves storm for Cruz

    02/06/2016 9:51:07 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 58 replies
    Eagle-Tribune ^ | February 6, 2016 | Doug Ireland
    SALEM, N.H. -- It may have been too snowy for Donald Trump to campaign in New Hampshire on Friday, but the weather didn't stop his top Republican opponent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Trump was stranded in New York as nearly a foot of snow fell in the Granite State, prompting the campaign to postpone a town hall meeting at the Londonderry Lions Club. But Cruz, who pulled off an upset win over the front-runner Trump in the Iowa Caucus on Monday, turned out for his scheduled appearance that night at Lancaster School in Salem -- as did several hundred...
  • Gallup: Jeb Bush Only Republican Candidate With Net Unfavorable Rating

    02/06/2016 8:52:10 AM PST · by Rockitz · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Feb 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    A recent survey from Gallup shows that Jeb Bush is the only candidate with a net unfavorable rating — even after he’s aired millions of dollars of ads to promote his candidacy. Since July, Bush’s net favorable rating has gone from 27 points in to negative one point, according to the survey of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. That’s even lower than Donald Trump, widely considered to be the most controversial candidate in the Republican field. Forty-five percent of voters have an unfavorable view of Bush, ten points more than Trump. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has the lowest unfavorable ratings with...
  • Thousands take part in anti-Islam protests across Europe

    02/06/2016 8:23:53 AM PST · by yoe · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Feburary 6, 2016 | Staff
    Thousands of people are taking part in protests against Islam and immigration in several European cities. Police in Dresden say they expect about 15,000 protesters at a rally organized by the group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West. Known by its German acronym PEGIDA, the group emerged in Dresden two years ago and has become a magnet for far-right and anti-immigrant sentiment.[snip} Similar, smaller PEGIDA-style protests were planned in France, Britain, Poland, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. Nationalist groups in Europe have been galvanized by the unprecedented influx of refugees from Africa, Asia and the Middle East...
  • Utah files lawsuit claiming feds' sage grouse conservation strategy is unlawful

    02/04/2016 7:02:30 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 4 2016 | Ben Lockhart
    The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, claiming the agencies' strategy to disallow new mining on or near greater sage grouse habitats is a breach of "numerous federal laws and regulations." The lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeks an order voiding the federal government's land-use plan amendments submitted last year that would directly prohibit new hard rock mining on 233,300 acres in Utah. "The state of Utah claims that the 2015 federal plan amendments disregarded the hallmark of federal land management -- multiple use and sustained yield --...
  • Debt, defaults, and devaluations: why this market crash is like nothing we've seen before

    02/06/2016 6:42:17 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 61 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6 Feb 16 | Mehreen Khan,
    A pernicious cycle of collapsing commodities, corporate defaults, and currency wars loom over the global economy. Can anything stop it from unravelling? A global recession is on the way. This truism of economics holds at any point in which the world is not in the grips of a contraction. The real question is always when and how deep the upcoming downturn will be. "The crash will come, but it would be nice if it came two years from now", Thomas Thygesen, head of economics at SEB told over 200 commodity investors and analysts in London last month. His audience was...
  • Democratic donor contacts Biden allies about possible run

    02/06/2016 6:25:00 AM PST · by McGruff · 27 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | February 6, 2016 | Luciana Lopez
    A prominent Democratic donor worried about the party's chances of winning the presidency emailed dozens of fans of Vice President Joe Biden on Friday, urging them to remain prepared to donate if Biden jumps into the race. The donor, Bill Bartmann, cited new polling showing Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont nearly tied with the Hillary Clinton, eroding the 30-point lead the former secretary of state held at the end of last year. Bartmann and other party insiders are concerned that Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist, is too far to the left to win against a Republican in the Nov. 8...
  • GOP wants end to pro-Bush attacks on Rubio

    02/06/2016 5:57:12 AM PST · by McGruff · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    An all-out assault on Sen. Marco Rubio by groups aligned with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is angering GOP senators, who fear it could hurt the party's chances of capturing the White House. Right to Rise, a pro-Bush super PAC, has spent an estimated $20 million against Rubio. It is expected to launch a new ad this weekend featuring a clip of former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who endorsed Rubio Tuesday, fumbling to name one of his accomplishments. One senator who has endorsed Bush, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), is urging the PAC to rein in its attacks.
  • Rubio: Being president is not like developing real estate

    02/06/2016 5:47:14 AM PST · by McGruff · 67 replies
    POLUTICO ^ | February 5, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Running a country is not like being a real estate developer or being a governor, Marco Rubio said Friday, firing back on the notion that his political career, and degrees of experience for that matter, are a liability rather than an asset. During an interview with NBC News, the freshman Florida senator brushed aside concerns that he is "too scripted" and made his case for being the best Republican candidate, arguing that he gives the party the best chance to unify and expand the party and defeat Hillary Clinton in the general election. He went on to add that "no...
  • N. Korea moves up planned rocket launch to between Feb. 7-14: report

    02/06/2016 1:55:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/06
    N. Korea moves up planned rocket launch to between Feb. 7-14: report 2016/02/06 18:45 TOKYO, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has moved up its plan to launch a long-range rocket to between Feb. 7 and 14, Japanese media reported Saturday, citing a Tokyo government announcement. Earlier this week, Pyongyang informed the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of its plan to launch a satellite between Feb. 8 and 25. Japan's Kyodo News reported that the North has informed the IMO of its change of plan. Experts earlier expected that the North would likely launch the rocket around Feb. 16, the birthday...
  • Who of the Candidates Has Fairest Tax Plan of All?

    02/05/2016 9:22:38 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 6, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    With the first real votes being cast in the presidential race Monday, this is an opportune moment to do some last-minute comparison shopping on the candidates' tax reform plans. On this issue there's a lot to cheer about. All the Republican candidates have crafted plans that would slash tax rates for everyone and most would vastly simplify the thousands of pages of IRS tax code. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have endorsed flat-tax plans that, for full disclosure, were designed by Arthur Laffer and myself. These plans have drawn some criticism from the Right of late, though these attacks are...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/06

    02/05/2016 8:59:45 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 224 replies
    My own workup | 02/06/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The New Hampshire Primary takes place in three days. Only vote on this thread on: 02/06/2016 another thread will pop up five minutes before: 02/07/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it five minutes or so on...
  • Donald Trump rolls out the expletives at Portsmouth rally

    02/05/2016 6:31:23 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 274 replies
    CBS News ^ | February, 5, 2016 | JACQUELINE ALEMANY
    PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire "And you can tell them to go f**k themselves," Donald Trump told a crowd at a Portsmouth Rally on Thursday night, uttering the expletive at the climax of the riff on his tax proposal. He was referring to companies that have relocated overseas for more favorable tax rates. (Trump: I'd be a "much different person" as president) Trump often relies on expletives and crude language to spice up his stump speech, though Thursday evening's event was a little more profane than usual...