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  • Wikileaks: "Another victory: Student loan reform"

    10/20/2016 5:02:53 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | October 20 2016 | relased via Wikileaks
    Another victory: Student loan reform To: Date: 2010-03-30 18:49 Subject: Another victory: Student loan reform John -- In Spring 2007, on a conference call with students, then-Senator Barack Obama called for major reform to federal student loans: "We shouldn't be providing billions in taxpayer-funded giveaways to private banks. We should be providing an affordable, accessible college education to every American." This morning, President Obama signed those historic reforms into law. Dr. Jill Biden, an educator for 29 years, just recorded a short video explaining what these groundbreaking reforms mean for education in America. Click here to watch:
  • Woman Smears 30 Cars w/ Peanut Butter in Trump Protest

    10/19/2016 4:37:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 129 replies
    Stevens Point City Times (Wisconsin) ^ | October 18, 2016 | Brandi Makuski
    An Amherst Junction woman has been charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly smearing peanut butter on several vehicles parked outside what she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally. Christina Ferguson, 32, was arrested on Oct. 17 after disrupting what was actually a meeting of the Tomorrow River Conservation Club. According to the complaint, Ferguson entered the meeting, which was being held on the 3900 block of Second St. in Amherst Junction, at about 9:30 PM on Monday, holding a jar of peanut butter and yelling at the club members about how much she hated the presidential candidate.
  • Report: US cyberattack on North Korea was ineffective

    05/29/2015 7:29:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/29/15 | Mark Hensch
    An American cyberattack on North Korea half a decade ago was fruitless overall, sources say. The National Security Agency (NSA) led a mission in 2010 to damage North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Reuters reported on Friday. Operatives tried using a variant of the Stuxnet computer virus deployed against Iran that same year, the news service said, with developers crafting a version that would activate once it reached Korean-language settings on targeted machines. Operatives hoped the virus would disable centrifuges for enriching uranium, much like it had when used against Iran, Reuters said, but the cyberattack stumbled when it encountered North...
  • State Department's Jen Psaki Explains Why The U.S. Will Trust Yemeni Rebels Chanting "Death to

    02/15/2015 12:00:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies ^ | february 13, 2015 | katie pavlich
    Earlier this week the United States and other western powers evacuated Yemen, citing concerns about security in the rapidly deteriorating country. On the way out of the country, U.S. Marines were instructed to destroy their weapons and U.S. vehicles were taken over by Houthi rebels.  Now, without a presence there, the State Department is arguing rebel Houthis can be trusted to keep their word and to respect the U.S. embassy until it can be reoccupied. Houthis have been seen on video calling for "death to America," just brought down the U.S. backed Yemeni government and have ties to terrorism.  Last...
  • NFL's 'Monday Night Football' Sets Record Low In Ratings For ESPN...

    10/12/2016 9:57:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies ^ | 10/12/16 | Brandon Katz
    Surveying the ratings landscape for Monday Night Football and the NFL this season, you wouldn’t be blamed for mistaking it for the barren wasteland of the Mad Max movies rather than America’s most popular sport. Back in early September, MNF posted its lowest numbers ever (8.3 rating) for a Week 2 game since ESPN acquired the rights in 2006. Then, going against the first presidential debate late last month, Monday Night Football set an all-time ratings low with barely 8 million total viewers. Now, last night’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers has scored MNF‘s lowest...
  • ObamaCare’s Meltdown Has Arrived

    10/06/2016 8:13:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/6/2016 | ANDREW OGLES and LUKE HILGEMANN
    Tennessee is ground zero for ObamaCare’s nationwide implosion. Late last month the state insurance commissioner, Julie Mix McPeak, approved premium increases of up to 62% in a bid to save the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act. “I would characterize the exchange market in Tennessee as very near collapse,” she said. Then last week BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced it would leave three of the state’s largest exchange markets—Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville. “We have experienced losses approaching $500 million over the course of three years on ACA plans,” the company said, “which is unsustainable.” As a result, more...
  • 16 ISIS terrorists killed due to explosive belt malfunction near Kirkuk

    10/03/2016 8:13:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | September 28, 2016 | Loaa Adel
    ( Kirkuk – Iraqi media outlets reported on Wednesday that a malfunction caused an explosive belt to explode and kill 16 members of the Islamic State (ISIS), including senior leaders, during their meeting in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk. Alsumaria stated, “Today, an explosion took place amid a meeting of ISIS members in al-Mahawes village in Hawija district (55 km southwest of Kirkuk),” adding that, “The explosion resulted in the killing of 16 members of the Islamic State group, including senior leaders, as well as wounding of 16 others.” “A number of the ISIS members were wearing explosive belts during the...
  • Mook Dodges on Clinton’s Syria Policy, MSNBC Panel Responds, ‘Why Do We Have You Here?’

    09/21/2016 8:49:00 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook dodged questions about Clinton’s Syria policy, which prompted members of the panel to say, “we may be tiptoeing into Gary Johnson territory here,” and ask, “you can’t lay out your plan, how can you convince voters that Hillary Clinton is the better choice, Robby?” And “why do we have you here?” Mook was asked by co-host Willie Geist, “Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State when this crisis began. What’s her biggest regret about the way Syria’s been handled?” He answered, “Well, I — obviously she’s been out of...
  • MTV Unbound Promotes Absurd Gender Neutral Term 'Latinx'

    09/18/2016 6:10:00 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Muchx latinx limpian sus carx con Kleenex. Huh? What was that? Well, it is a new attempt by the ultra politically correct to purge the Spanish language of any hint of gender based words which would include almost all its nouns and adjectives. Because the new words sound so much like a variation of "Kleenex" I call this new PC language the Kleenex language aka idiomx Kleenex. If you think this is some wild exaggeration then check out the MTV Unbound video below at the 2:10 mark of Kat Lazo asserting with Stalinist insistence that you MUST use "latinx" in...
  • Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials - Breaking911

    09/09/2016 9:22:33 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 65 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 09/08/2016 | Breaking 911
    Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials - Breaking911 Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials September 8, 2016 | 6:01 PM Home » BREAKING NEWS » Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials Marine Corps completes three command-level investigations into allegations of abuse and maltreatment at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island / News release WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps has completed three command-level investigations into allegations of abuse and maltreatment at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, to include an investigation into...
  • Egypt MP Says Women Must Accept FGM Due to Country’s ‘Sexually Weak’ Men

    09/06/2016 11:45:32 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Egyptian Streets ^ | September 3, 2016 | Egyptian Streets
    Egyptian member of parliament Elhamy Agina has encouraged women to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) to “reduce their sexual desires” to match that of Egypt’s “sexually weak” men, Parlmany reported. “We are a population whose men suffer from sexual weakness, which is evident because Egypt is among the biggest consumers of sexual stimulants that only the weak will consume,” Agina said. “If we stop FGM, we will need strong men and we don’t have men of that sort.” The parliamentarian, who hails from Daqahliya, said that it is therefore better for women to undergo FGM because it “reduces a woman’s...
  • READ 'EM AND WEEP These badly-placed ads and headline clashes [tr]

    09/01/2016 2:10:37 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 10 replies
    The Sun ^ | 30th August 2016 | JOSIE GRIFFITHS
    These are hilarious.  See more at the link.
  • Another Travel Fiasco Courtesy of the TSA

    08/26/2016 10:32:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 19, 2016 | Genevieve Wood
    I have long been a believer that, in most cases, a private company will do a more effective and efficient job than any government agency charged with the same task. My recent travel experience solidified that belief. It all started out with a half-empty water bottle at Ronald Reagan National Airport just outside the District of Columbia. I had checked in the night before, checked my bag at the curbside when I arrived, and now had a full hour to go through security. With Congress gone since late July and much of the District emptied out until Labor Day, I...
  • Ghostbusters dev Fireforge files for Bankruptcy

    08/14/2016 1:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Games Industry ^ | August 1, 2016 | Dan Pearson
    Owes millions to part owner Tencent, according to filings Fireforge, the California developer responsible for the recent Ghostbusters tie-in game, has filed for bankruptcy, owing debts of over $12 million according to papers associated with the case. The firm originally filed for voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 15, but further filings were completed on July 29. According to documents seen by Kotaku, Fireforge owed considerable amounts of money to several parties, but the majority of its debt, believed to have been accrued prior to the development of Ghostbusters, is owed to partial owner Tencent, which controls 37% of the...
  • Censored....

    07/12/2016 7:05:40 PM PDT · by SgtBob · 102 replies
    Why am I being censored. Admin FReepmail me.
  • Video: APD gets Chick-fil-A, BLM gets none.

    07/11/2016 9:02:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 37 replies
  • Forensic Expert Jennifer Lee Barringer. Hunting Rifle + Scope = Assault Rifle

    07/11/2016 9:13:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 106 replies
    Gun Free Zone ^ | 7-11-16 | Miguel
    “The difference between a hunting rifle and an assault rifle is, frankly, the scope that one puts on it. Scopes can be purchased online.” “Double shot weapons” “They can do it very easily with something you could purchase at a grocery store.”
  • AR-15 assault rifle used in Orlando nightclub massacre, other mass shootings [Lie still on web]

    07/05/2016 2:21:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    WPLG-TV, owned by Warren Buffett ^ | 6/13/16 | Bob Norman - Investigative Reporter ("investigative" ha ha ha)
    What do the mass shootings at Pulse Orlando, Sandy Hook Elementary, San Bernardino and Aurora have in common? The shooters all chose an AR-15 assault rifle....
  • Dear Mr Comey

    07/05/2016 9:03:45 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 72 replies
    7/5/16 | originalbuckeye
    Dear Mr had a chance to prove to the American people that the LAW still stands in this once great country. YOU FAILED! May as well rename your agency. There is no FIDELITY. There is no BRAVERY. And there is absolutely NO INTEGRITY in your agency.
  • America has suffered a terror attack every year under Obama

    06/17/2016 5:40:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NY POST ^ | 6/16/16 | Paul Sperry
    America has now averaged one serious Islamic terrorist attack a year on [Hussein's] watch, yet he still insists the threat from radical Islam is overblown and that he’s successfully protecting the nation. If only hubris could be weaponized! ...When he [seized power] Obama vowed to defeat terrorism using “all elements of our power”: “My single most important responsibility as president is to keep the American people safe. It’s the first thing that I think about when I wake up in the morning. It’s the last thing that I think about when I go to sleep at night.” But it soon...
  • Out – and into the world: why The Spectator is for Leave

    06/16/2016 10:29:51 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess
    The Spectator ^ | 6/16/2016 | editorial staff
    The Spectator has a long record of being isolated, but right. We supported the north against the slave-owning south in the American civil war at a time when news-papers (and politicians) could not see past corporate interests. We argued for the decriminalisation of homosexuality a decade before it happened, and were denounced as the ‘bugger’s bugle’ for our troubles. We alone supported Margaret Thatcher when she first stood for the Tory leadership. And when Britain last held a referendum on Europe, every newspaper in the land advocated a ‘yes’ vote. Only two national titles backed what is now called Brexit:...
  • KU adds diversity dean

    06/06/2016 7:58:36 AM PDT · by lacrew · 16 replies
    WIBW ^ | June 6, 2016 | Greg Palmer
    The University of Kansas has added a new dean to oversee diversity, equality, and inclusion for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Jennifer Hamer will start her appointment as Associate Dean on July 1st. Hamer is currently a professor in African and African-American Studies at KU. Officials told 13 NEWS that Hamer will work to strengthen retention of underrepresented students and faculty.
  • How Republican Senators Failed GOP voters once again

    05/26/2016 3:29:20 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 16 replies
    Bear to the Right ^ | May 25, 2016 | Gary Aminoff
    Last Friday, May 20, 2016, something happened in the U.S. Senate you won’t hear about in the mainstream media. You can read about it here. Gary Aminoff comments in the following short video.
  • Hillary's Sputtering Campaign

    05/24/2016 8:25:06 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/24/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Facing a free-wheeling Trump, she is weighted down by tons of baggage. This year was supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s “turn,” after her humiliating loss in 2008 to Barack Obama. She has paid her dues as secretary of state for Obama. And the apparent Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump, is written off by most pundits as a buffoon without a chance in the general election. Yet, Clinton’s campaign continues to be dismal, and is getting worse — to the point where the socialist Bernie Sanders polls better against Trump than does Hillary Clinton. How can that be? At least...
  • Woman Dies of 'Fat Embolism' During ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’

    05/17/2016 7:34:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    NBC News, Miami Herald via MRC TV ^ | May 17, 2016 | By Dan Krauth KNBC Miami, By Daniel Chang Miami Herald via Ben Graham
    A West Virginia woman died after suffering a “fat embolism” while undergoing plastic surgery to increase the size of her gluteal region.  Heather Meadows, a 29-year-old mother of two, was killed by fat particles that entered her bloodstream through a vein during a lipid transfer procedure. The fat particles clogged arteries in her heart and lungs, causing cascading organ failure and death. She was taken to an emergency room after going into cardiac arrest during the cosmetic surgery and was pronounced dead on arrival. This fat transfer procedure is common in what is called a “Brazilian butt lift,” where liposuction...
  • Man Sues Indiana, Road Contractors After Wife Killed When Car Drove Off Cline Avenue Bridge

    05/14/2016 11:51:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | May 11, 2016 | Steve Miller
    (CBS) — A Chicago man is suing the state of Indiana and its road building contractors blaming them for a fiery accident on the Cline Avenue Bridge that killed his wife 14 months ago. It was March of last year when Iftikhar Hussain and his wife were driving from Chicago to West Lafayette, Indiana. Hussain’s attorney Timothy Schafer says the couple took the Indiana Toll Road and then the Cline Avenue exit, following the GPS in their Nissan Sentra. Schafer says even though the road was closed because the bridge ahead was demolished, the barricades had been removed and the...
  • Is Free Republic worth Saving? My Opus Part II

    05/02/2016 10:52:50 AM PDT · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 279 replies
    Free Republic ^ | August 30, 2013 | The Bat Ladys Husband
    My involvement with Free Republic began around 2000 when my wife began her vigil around the Texas governor’s mansion in support of GW against the challenge of Al Gore for the presidency. I generally provided the livelihood for the Bat Lady to be able to protest and surround the mansion against the leftists who were kept at bay across the street. While she was registered in order to post after action reports I was a lurker

    04/30/2016 4:21:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 4/30/16 | Stan Ziv
    [The clown and Michelle] mean business—arms crossed, game faces on, voices exuding no nonsense. “Hey, Prince Harry,” first lady Michelle Obama says with a menacing tone in a video posted to her Twitter account Friday. “Remember when you told us to bring it at the Invictus Games?” ..., the goal behind this very public “feud” lies in raising awareness for the upcoming Invictus Games, to be held May 8-12 in Orlando, Florida. The competition is “an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel,” according to the Invictus Games website.
  • Indiana University Students Mistake Priest for KKK Member

    04/06/2016 10:33:24 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tom Ciccotta
    On Monday, students at Indiana University Bloomington mistook a priest for a Klu Klux Klan member, taking to social media to express their fear of the alleged Klansman, who they claimed was carrying a whip, and dressed in “white robes.”

    03/19/2016 4:05:07 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 3/19/2016 | JEROME R. CORSI
    Throngs of left-wing activists converged on Trump Tower on Saturday to protest the billionaire’s so-called “fascist” policies and “white supremacy.” Cosmopolitan Anti-fascists cast a wide net on its Facebook page earlier in the week for “New Yorkers from different backgrounds” to protest the presidential hopeful, but all it got was different shades of liberalism. Roughly 5,000 people pledged to attend the event, but fewer than 1,000 showed up.
  • Jeb Bush joins the Ford Edsel and New Coke as historic marketing flops

    03/16/2016 7:02:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/16/16 | PAUL FRIEDERICHSEN
    There is an old axiom in marketing: Good advertising makes a bad product fail faster. If you doubt that, may I submit Exhibit A: The 2016 campaign for the Republican nomination for President of Jeb Bush. It now joins the likes of the Ford Edsel and Coca-Cola's "New Coke" as a bona-fide marketing flop of an enormous magnitude. In each case, be it Edsel, New Coke or Jeb!, logic dictated a winner. Research for all three concluded a marketplace that was theirs for the taking. All three were rooted in strong family brand equity and even carried the brand name...
  • Islamic State militants accidentally blow themselves up in Afghanistan

    03/15/2016 7:15:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 30 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 3/15/16 | Wellman
    KABUL, Afghanistan — At least a dozen Islamic State militants accidentally blew themselves up in eastern Afghanistan Sunday during a botched operation to plant a bomb, a local official said. “They were attempting to move an IED (improvised explosive device) to a crowded area of Achin, but it went off before they reached the planned place,” said Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for Nangarhar province’s provincial governor. Twenty-one other militants were wounded, Khogyani said. There were no civilian casualties. In recent months, Afghan security forces have been battling Islamic State loyalists in Nangarhar’s Achin district on the border with Pakistan. On Saturday,...
  • Jeb Bush's Right to Rise super PAC is shutting down; where did the money go? (Hidden compensation)

    03/09/2016 6:22:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 3/8/16 | Adam C Smith
    Right to Rise, the super PAC political committee supporting Jeb Bush is preparing to refund about $12 million in unspent money to donors who gave at least $1,000. -snip- It touts, "No open ended commissions. All vendor contracts included fee caps," though cynics about how the money was spent will note that contractors and vendors built their compensation directly into the prices they charged.
  • Mitt Romney Robocalls for Rubio

    03/09/2016 5:01:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    WIBC ^ | 3/8/16 | CNN
    Mitt Romney recorded robocalls for Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential campaign that are going out in all four states voting on Tuesday, CNN has confirmed. It's part of an escalating effort by Romney to block Donald Trump from securing the Republican presidential nomination. First reported by The New York Times, the robocalls do not represent an outright endorsement of Rubio, and a spokesperson for Romney indicated the 2008 GOP nominee would be willing to help Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich as well. "Gov. Romney has offered and is glad to help Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Gov....
  • Mitt Romney: 'I won't run for president'

    03/04/2016 8:10:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/4/16 | David Wright
    Mitt Romney said Friday he will not make an 11th-hour presidential run to try to stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination, the day after sharply attacking the real estate mogul's candidacy. "I won't run for president," Romney told host Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show. Lauer asked the 2012 GOP presidential nominee three times about his 2016 ambitions, pressing for an "unambiguous" response after Romney appeared to leave the door to a bid slightly open.
  • Why would anyone want Mitt Romney’s political advice?

    03/02/2016 6:43:48 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/2/16 | Post Editorial Board
    Mitt Romney is back, offering to share the sage political wisdom that won him the White House in 2012. Oh, wait. President Obama beat him — despite a sagging economy and terrible approval ratings. Indeed, Obama became the first guy ever to win a second term in the White House despite drawing fewer votes than the first time round. More than 3 million fewer — while Mitt added only 1 million to John McCain’s disastrous 2008 total.
  • Clueless MSNBC Reporter Goes to Gun Range; It Doesn’t End Well

    02/26/2016 7:31:18 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    A MSNBC correspondent on Tuesday decided to do a live report from a gun range. As one could guess, it didn’t go well. Reporter Kerry Sanders pointed at the gun-rights fans and began, "There are lots of folks here who believe that Second Amendment in this country is under attack.” Seconds later, the shooting started. The Second Amendment afficionados drowned Sanders out. He sounded like this: “A short distance away later today [BLAM] Donald Trump [BLAM] — protect the Second Amendment.” He soldiered on, shifting to other topics. But it came across as this: “Talking about [BLAM] Ted Cruz has...
  • Rove: Time's running out to stop Trump

    02/25/2016 6:44:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/25/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Karl Rove believes there is still time for Republicans who don't want Donald Trump to be the 2016 GOP nominee to get behind a candidate - but it's running out. In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal out Wednesday night, the former senior adviser to President George W. Bush took stock of Trump's recent string of victories. -snip- Before the op-ed was published on Wednesday, Trump was already going after Rove on his favorite medium of attack. "Big defeat last night in Nevada for Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. @KarlRove on @FoxNews is working hard to belittle my victory....
  • Bush apologizes to donors

    02/24/2016 2:46:09 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/16 | Jonathan Easley
    Jeb Bush and key members of his national finance team addressed top donors on Wednesday in a conciliatory conference call in which he expressed dismay over the outcome of the race. "I'm sorry that it didn't turn out the way that I intended when I launched the campaign," Bush said. The former Florida governor said he saw a path to win the nomination running as a "reform-minded conservative," but acknowledged that wasn't what the electorate was looking for in 2016. -snip- Also addressing donors on Wednesday's conference call were Bush national finance chairman Woody Johnson, who owns the New York...
  • Jeb Bush Apologizes to Donors for Failure of His Campaign

    02/24/2016 2:28:19 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/24/16 | Ashley Parker
    A tired-sounding Jeb Bush apologized to his major financial backers in a brief conference call on Wednesday afternoon, saying he never expected his presidential campaign to end so early, and in such disappointment. "I'm sorry that it didn't turn out the way that I intended," Mr. Bush said, according to an audio recording of the call. "When I launched the campaign in front of three or four thousand people in Miami, I anticipated a different result."
  • The paradox of candidate Jeb Bush: He seemed most comfortable in his second language

    02/23/2016 2:30:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/23/16 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    On what turned out to be the last full day of Jeb Bush's presidential campaign, a man with a distinctively English accent stood to ask him a question. "Can you vote?" Bush interrupted with amusement. "I don't think so," the man responded. "I've had the privilege of reporting for the Times of London - " "Oh, you're a reporter, too!" Bush cut in again. (The man was a columnist.) And then, there in Greenville, South Carolina, Bush said something that left no doubt he was still Miami Jeb: "This is going from Guatemala to Guate-peor!" I laughed, but few others...
  • The Last Days with Jeb Bush: "Like a Funeral" (Video)

    02/23/2016 7:53:31 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/22/16 | Jordan Frasier
    The Last Days with Jeb Bush: "Like a Funeral" (Video) NBC News Campaign Embed Jordan Frasier has been following the Bush campaign for seven months.
  • Did the Head of a Pro-Bush Super PAC Make $14 Million? (Mike Murphy)

    02/23/2016 4:41:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 2/22/16 | Martin Matishak
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush dropped out of the Republican presidential primary two days ago, prompting campaign officials and supporters to look for a scapegoat for the debacle. They may have settled on a pricey one, indeed. Political strategist Mike Murphy, head of the pro-Bush super PAC Right to Rise USA, is under fire for allegedly giving himself a salary and compensation package that totals $14 million. "He made minimum of $14 million," a Bush campaign bundler told CNN.
  • Consultants reaped windfall from failed Bush campaign

    02/23/2016 4:37:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Fox New ^ | 2/23/16 | Fox News
    When Donald Trump pointed the finger at Jeb Bush at the last debate and claimed he's got nothing to show for the millions his campaign has spent, he wasn't kidding. A review of how Bush and his allies spent over $125 million in his failed campaign shows the main thing to come out of it was a lot of consultants and local TV stations made a lot of money. A Washington Post review of Bush spending shows more than 95 percent of the advertising budget - from his campaign and the separate super PAC, Right to Rise - went to...
  • Report: Bush PAC Donors Angry as Mike Murphy Walks Away with $14M After Blowing $100M

    02/22/2016 11:23:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/22/16 | JOHN NOLTE
    Mirroring the donor-backlash against Karl Rove after his American Crossroad/Crossroads GPS super PACs raised upwards of $300 million and produced a dismal 2012 success rate, Mike Murphy, the man in charge of the Jeb Bush Right to Rise USA super PAC is now in the crosshairs. Right to Rise's dismal results became painfully obvious when Bush dropped out of the race Saturday night after only three primary contests. CNN reports that donors are not happy: In the armchair quarterbacking following Bush's departure from the race Saturday night, Murphy is facing countless questions about the efficacy of the PAC spending tens...
  • Jeb Bush's Biggest Mistake

    02/22/2016 11:09:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/22/16 | Ed Kilgore
    One byproduct of Jeb Bush's long, agonizing slide out of the 2016 presidential race is that, by the time he finally packed it in this weekend, plenty of postmortems had almost certainly been prewritten. -snip- as donor grumbling became loud enough to penetrate even the most insular campaign, the guy handling all of Jeb's money, Right to Rise super-pac director and alleged strategic genius Mike Murphy, granted an unusual two-part interview to Bloomberg's Sasha Issenberg. It was designed to shame into silence anyone who'd been stupid enough to pay attention to anything that had happened thus far. Murphy described Donald...
  • Why Did Jeb Bush Lose? There Are Many Theories

    02/22/2016 11:00:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/22/16 | Sam Sanders
    After disappointing finishes in presidential nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, Jeb Bush suspended his campaign for president Saturday night. It was the end of a run that had seemed doomed for months: countless gaffes, merciless attacks from the likes of Donald Trump, seemingly limitless spending from a superPAC he couldn't control with horrible returns from those investments and perhaps above all, a candidate who seemed uncomfortable on the trail at best, and at worst, frustrated and unhappy. Already, the post-mortems are almost writing themselves.
  • Jeb Bush's presidential campaign was a success - for its consultants (Mike Murphy paid millions)

    02/22/2016 8:16:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/22/16 | Adam Sheingate
    With apologies to Winston Churchill, the tale of the Jeb Bush campaign might be summarized as "Never before have so few spent so much to achieve so little." -snip- Although the vast majority of this money - more than $100 million - went to purchase air time on local television stations, the advertising barrage probably generated several million dollars in consulting fees and commissions Why did Bush spend so much on ads, especially given how little it seemed to help his ill-fated campaign? One reason may be because the super PAC Right to Rise was run by Mike Murphy, a...
  • Jeb Bush bundler: Mike Murphy will make a "minimum of $14 million" from this year's campaign

    02/22/2016 6:41:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 2/22/16 | CNN
    One Bush bundler told CNN's Dana Bash that when it came to Murphy, "strong knives are out." "He made minimum of $14 million," the bundler said, requesting anonymity to speak freely about campaign strategy. The details of Murphy's compensation package at Right to Rise are not publicly known.
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    Jeb Bush launched his presidential campaign's exploratory committee on December 16, 2014, the presumptive Republican nominee. He ended his campaign on February 20, 2016, a broken man. Bush's campaign (and the pro-Jeb super PAC Right to Rise) spent over $100 million on his campaign. He won no states. And for the last several months, he's been in the news mostly for all the wrong reasons: desperate donors, misspent money, jokes-that-aren't-really jokes. He's been a loser for almost as long as he was a presumptive winner. The slow, torturous twilight of Jeb's campaign offers a couple of lessons. For one thing,...