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  • Your Republican Uncle (New DNC website providing talking points)

    11/25/2015 9:36:26 AM PST · by TXnMA · 44 replies
    DNC website ^ | Undefined, but current | DNC
    YOUR REPUBLICAN UNCLE The holiday season is filled with food, traveling, and lively discussions with Republican relatives about politics sometimes laced with statements that are just not true. Here are the most common myths spouted by your family members who spend too much time listening to Rush Limbaugh and the perfect response to each of them. Want to stay in the know all year round? Sign up to have the latest updates on how Democrats are fighting back against Republicans.
  • REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...

    11/25/2015 7:14:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 88 replies
    Drudge ^ | Nov 25: 2015
    REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...
  • Paul: U.S. should “absolutely not” monitor mosques, create Muslim database

    11/23/2015 9:41:10 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/22/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s stance on the topic “disqualifying,” Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that he opposed government surveillance at mosques and establishing databases to track Muslims. “Yes we should follow people who are a risk,” Paul said. “Should we talk to their neighbors and friends, should we talk to their imam? Sure, all of that is legitimate, but should we target mosques and have a database of Muslims? “Absolutely not, and I think that’s disqualifying for both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio to say that we’re going to close down...
  • No, You Can't Trust Marco Rubio to Protect Your Guns # UCCShooting # Oregon

    11/23/2015 5:08:48 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    Got ^ | October 1, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    You shouldn't trust Rubio. Senator Marco Rubio is running for president but he doesn't want you to know about his past views on guns. Take a note at this research on him opposing lawful gun owning. Rubio Favored Restrictions On Florida Gun Owners In His 2000 State House Race, Rubio Supported Waiting Periods On Gun Purchases. "'Background checks are necessary and the sale of guns at shows should be limited,' Garcia said. 'Furthermore, safety locks should be required. I am also against honoring the concealed weapons permits of other states in our state.' Rubio supports 'reasonable restrictions' including background checks...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ben Carson Snubs Terry Schiavo’s Brother

    11/23/2015 7:23:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/23/15 | Evan Gahr
    Ben Carson called Terry Schiavo’s brother Friday morning but declined to meet with him or apologize for saying the gargantuan Republican effort to save the Florida woman’s life was “much ado about nothing.”Instead, Carson simply repeated his earlier dubious assertion that the media misquoted him about Schiavo.“We spoke for a few minutes,” Bobby Schindler told this reporter. “I don’t remember him apologizing. I don’t think starving somebody to death is much ado about nothing.”“He basically repeated his clippings,” said Schindler, referring to Carson’s insistence that a Florida newspaper misrepresented his impromptu comments on the woman whose case continues to galvanize the pro-life community.Carson insisted...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,November 23-25, 2015

    11/23/2015 8:54:08 AM PST · by Biggirl · 128 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 23, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of...
  • Rubio's Growing Credibility Gap

    11/23/2015 12:07:14 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10-08-2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    “I think it’s just reflective of what’s been going on for the past month or so and the way the race, at least in the establishment lane, has shifted. It’s really Jeb or Marco now.” Thus spoke an “anonymous” Bush donor, quoted in Politico. The edgy and unidentified Bushie inadvertently confessed that all those Establishment types really do consider Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as one of their own. Apparently his Tea Party upset of then-GOP Establishment Governor Charlie Crist was not what it seemed. Senator Rubio has impressed many on the campaign trail. Without doubt his foreign policy concentration is...
  • The Democratic National Committee Is Broke

    11/23/2015 1:57:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/22/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is financially insolvent heading into the 2016 election year, Breitbart News has learned.Federal Election Commission records reveal that the DNC is millions of dollars underwater and running up a deficit each month, lagging far behind its financially savvy counterpart, the Republican National Committee.Just last month, the DNC turned a nearly million-dollar debt, marking the fourth month in a row that the DNC spent more money than it took in. In fact, the committee chaired by Debbie Wasserman Schulz took a loss in seven of the last ten months.The DNC raised $4,456,789 in the month of...
  • Armed Protesters Surround Florida Mosque To Oppose ‘Islamization of America’

    11/22/2015 6:40:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/22/15 | AWR Hawkins
    On November 21 a group of armed protesters surrounded a Irving, Florida, mosque to oppose the pending influx of Syrian refugees and the “Islamization of America.”Some of the protesters had AR-15 rifles slung across their shoulders while others carried bolt action rifles popular for their long range accuracy. They explained that they were not carrying the weapons for offensive purposes, but to defend themselves in the event that things went badly during the protest.According to Fox 4, protest spokesman David Wright said, “We are here protesting Syrian refugees coming to America [and] protesting the Islamization of America.” He is convinced...
  • Trump Ahead 10 Points in WaPost/ABC Poll (Jeb hits lowest poll percentage in 2 years)

    11/22/2015 2:04:08 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/22/15 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump has re-established his commanding lead of the Republican presidential race in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. If anything, the poll shows that Trump's surge seems to be strong and possibly getting stronger. As the Post points out, the poll comes after a "tumultuous period that has included terrorist attacks in Paris, calls for stepped-up efforts to combat Islamic State militants, a backlash against accepting refugees from Syria, and two Republican debates..." Trump's sizable lead puts him ahead of the popular but controversial Ben Carson. Trump leads the field with 32 percent support among registered Republicans and Republican-leaning...
  • How How would President Rubio wage the war on terror?; Exclusive: Rush Limbaugh talks terror attack,

    11/22/2015 12:14:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Fox ^ | November 22, 2015
    This is a rush transcript from "Fox News Sunday," November 22, 2015. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.-- snip -- WALLACE: Rush Limbaugh on Obama and the Republican response, next. (COMMERCIAL BREAK) WALLACE: A look outside the Beltway at snow in Oskaloosa, Iowa, as the political season heats up just 70 days before the first in the nation's caucuses. Well, love him or hate him, Rush Limbaugh is the king of conservative talk radio. 20 million people listen to him each week on close to 600 stations across the country. He's also written...
  • Anti-Trump Group Wants To Dissuade Supporters ‘From Voting Altogether’

    11/20/2015 9:08:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/15 | Scott Greer
    A new political group created by a prominent Republican consultant to take down the candidacy of Donald Trump has a unique strategy: convince the flamboyant billionaire’s many supporters to not vote.According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report, Trump Card LLC has issued a memo to potential donors that its intended goal is to not change the opinion of Trump’s supporters in favor of another candidate, but to keep them “from voting altogether.”The group, founded by GOP operative and sometime columnist Liz Mair, promises to achieve this lofty goal through a “guerrilla campaign” that attacks the current Republican frontrunner for...
  • Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island

    11/21/2015 7:09:40 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 21 November 2015 | Martin Gould
    Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island as the extraordinary lengths five others went to in a bid to enter US amid ISIS fears is revealed. [ Full title ] Earlier this week, five Syrians were arrested in Honduras with forged Greek passports . ... Three Syrians apparently attempting to sneak into the United States by traveling with fake Greek passports have been arrested on the Caribbean island of St Maarten.. ... the investigation is continuing to determine their identities and how they obtained the fake documents. They arrived on the island on an Insel...
  • In Poll After Poll Trump Beats Clinton – And That Scares The Hell Out of GOPe Globalists…

    11/21/2015 11:21:04 AM PST · by xzins · 42 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 20, 2015 | sundance
    The latest fear mongering approach from the Globalist GOPe advocates (progressive republicans) is to claim they need to attack Donald Trump because he cannot beat Hillary Clinton. This claim is a total sham intended to hide their ulterior motives and here’s why. First to the substance of the claims – In poll after poll of head-to-head match-ups Donald Trump clearly beats Hillary here are recent examples: Fox News Poll – October Trump beats Clinton 45-40 Minnesota Poll – Trump beats Clinton 45-42 Florida Poll – Trump Beats Clinton 49-40 Survey USA Poll – Trump beats Clinton 45-40 And not only...
  • Cruz catches Carson (Tied for second place) [Trump 28%, Cruz 18%, Carson 18%]

    11/21/2015 10:08:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | November 20, 2015 | Dan Spencer
    A new national NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll finds that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has moved up 8% as Ben Carson dropped 8% leaving them tied for second place at 18%. Donald Trump, who was tied for the lead with Carson at 26% in the last NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll, is now in the lead at 28%. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% also moved up 2%, to 11%, and remains in fourth place. The rest of the Republican candidates remain at 4% or less. The two point moves by Trump and Rubio fall within the poll’s 2.9% margin of error. Other...
  • Family: Dad Shoots Twin Babies to Death in Mom's Arms, Critically Injures Her, Kills Her Father

    11/21/2015 11:59:57 AM PST · by Perseverando · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 19, 2015 | Deborah Hastings
    A mother lies hospitalized in critical condition after the father of her twin baby girls shot them to death in her arms, and then killed the woman’s dad, according to her family. Ultimately, Gawain Rushane Wilson turned the weapon on himself and died at the scene, authorities said. The carnage took place in the Jacksonville, Florida, home of Travis Hiatt, the twin’s grandfather. His daughter, Megan, and her five-month-old girls Hayden and Kayden, had been living with him, authorities said, according to local reports. Wilson allegedly entered the home and forced his estranged girlfriend to pick up the babies. “He...
  • Florida Vying to Become 46th State to Allow Open Carry

    11/21/2015 8:05:20 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 11/20/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    With the Texas open carry law set to go into effect January 1, 2016, there are now 45 states with open carry laws, and Florida is vying to be number 46. The open carry push is separate from but simultaneous with a campus carry push moving through the Florida legislature as well. Ironically, this is exactly how open carry and campus carry both succeeded in Texas; they moved through in separate bills but during the same legislative session. Texas became the 45th state to pass laws allowing the open carry of handguns in May, and Abbot signed open carry into...
  • Donald Trump Can’t Say 'No' - Is That What We Want in a President?

    11/20/2015 11:30:00 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 493 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    As has been made abundantly clear by his incessant mewling and pathetically thin skin, Donald J. Trump is not in fact an unwaveringly resolute tough guy of the type you would hope to find standing next to you in the trenches, but an insecure attention seeker who cannot help but pander to his audiences' prejudices. In the past few days, Trump has been asked variously whether, if elected, he would use his power to close mosques; whether he believes that Muslims should be registered in a special government database; and whether or not it would be a good idea to...
  • GOP Operative Plans ‘Guerrilla Campaign’ Against Donald Trump

    11/20/2015 12:46:06 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 125 replies ^ | Beth Reinhard and Janet Hook
    A well-connected GOP operative alarmed by the enduring strength of Republican Donald Trump's presidential bid is planning a "guerrilla campaign" backed by secret donors to knock him out of the race. Liz Mair, former online communications director of the Republican National Committee, recently created Trump Card LLC to "defeat and destroy" the celebrity businessman's candidacy, according to a memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal. "In the absence of our efforts, Trump is exceedingly unlikely to implode or be forced out of the race," the Trump Card memo says. "The stark reality is that unless something dramatic and unconventional is...
  • Rubio Hits Cruz For 'Weakening' U.S. Spy Programs

    11/16/2015 7:29:35 PM PST · by VinL · 12 replies
    US NEWS ^ | 11/16/15 | David Cantonese
    Sen. Marco Rubio called out Sen. Ted Cruz by name Monday night for voting to "weaken U.S. intelligence programs," escalating their increasingly intense rivalry for the Republican presidential nomination. Calling it a distinctive issue in the campaign for the White House, the Florida senator said, "At least two of my colleagues in the Senate aspiring to the presidency, Sen. Cruz in particular, have voted to weaken the U.S. intelligence programs just in the last month and a half. And a weakening of our intelligence gathering capabilities leaves America vulnerable." Rubio, speaking before The Wall Street Journal CEO Council at the...
  • Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton slam Donald Trump's plan for government to track Muslims and close Mosques

    11/20/2015 9:00:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/20/15 | CAMERON JOSEPH
    Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton slam Donald Trump's plan for government to track Muslims and close Mosques as 'just wrong'. Politicians in both parties are piling on against Donald Trump following his racist calls for the government to track Muslims and to close Mosques. "It's not a question of toughness. It's manipulating people's angst and their fears. That's not strength. That's weakness," Jeb Bush Bush said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Friday morning, calling Trump's comments "just wrong." And Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton bashed Trump on Twitter. "This is shocking rhetoric. It should be denounced by all seeking to lead this country,"...
  • Muslim immigration is unconstitutional [vanity]

    11/19/2015 8:56:33 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 20 replies
    Free Republic | November 19, 2015 | Tom Hoefling
    The first stated purpose of the U.S. Constitution is "to form a more perfect Union." Allowing immigrants into this country when their religion/political ideology is completely hostile to, and incompatible with, the principles upon which American republican self-government is premised makes that first stated purpose totally impossible of fulfillment. As has been stated, correctly, so many times, the Constitution is not a suicide pact.
  • Rep. Mia Love endorses Marco Rubio for president

    11/19/2015 4:48:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/19/2015 | By Dennis Romboy
    The Utah Republican endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, on Thursday, saying he is strong on defense and foreign policy. "We have to do everything we can to make sure we strengthen our national defense, and do everything we can to make sure that this country and the people that are living in this country are safe, and Marco is the right person to do that," Love said in a statement. Love, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, said she realized at a roundtable discussion with Rubio when he campaigned in Utah last month that their stories are similar. "And for the...
  • Mia Love endorses Marco Rubio for president

    11/19/2015 4:41:43 PM PST · by Angels27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-19-15 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for president on Thursday, as the Florida lawmaker and GOP candidate continues to pick up steam in the endorsement primary. Speaking on Fox News Channel, Love said she was inspired by a recent Rubio visit to her home state and cited his strength on national defense in the wake of the terror attacks in France as a reason she will support him over others. “I saw him inspire people, but this [terror attack] just solidified things for me,” Love said. “He’s been talking about these threats from the very beginning … he’s...
  • Why would Bill Kristol want to make a Hillary victory inevitable?

    11/19/2015 7:04:32 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov 9 2015 | Mike Ford
    Last week in an article titled "Ben Carson Reconsidered," destined for the November 16 print edition of The Weekly Standard, "conservative" pundit William Kristol shows just how willing he is to risk a Hillary Clinton presidency and all its concomitant damage. He's willing to risk such simply to prevent an outsider from ascending to that office. In a two (internet)-page article, Dr. Kristol excoriates Donald Trump while damning Dr. Ben Carson with faint praise. Here is his final statement: So while Carson probably won’t and likely shouldn’t be the nominee, the Republican party is better for his candidacy. And if...
  • Rush LImbaugh Show,12NOONPM-3PM,"Open Line Fridays",M-F,EST,WABC AM,November 20,2015

    11/20/2015 9:03:39 AM PST · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of...
  • [One] Republican teams up with House Dems to create first Congressional Transgender...

    11/19/2015 6:53:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    One Republican has joined eight Democrats in creating the first Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress. Created by the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, the task force held a hearing yesterday to discuss challenges, especially violence, that transgender advocates say are prevalent among transgendered Americans. According to the description below the Human Rights Campaign's video of the two-hour forum, the event consisted of two panels. The first was about "the lived experience of transgender victims and educating on the scope of violence experienced by transgender people." The second panel included "HRC President Chad Griffin...
  • Donald Trump Could Win the Republican Nomination in a Blowout

    11/19/2015 5:37:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    Polling shows Trump to be dominant in New Hampshire, the first primary state of the nation. He's led every poll there since September, almost always by double digits and sometimes doubling or even tripling the support of his nearest rival. He edges Ben Carson in Iowa half a percentage point, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls taken there in the last month--statistically insignificant, but evidence that a Trump victory in the nation's first caucus can't be ruled out--and could likely be followed by a blowout victory in New Hampshire. "Trump's got an organization in place," Tyler DeHaan, the chairman...
  • New PPP Poll Shows Trump Holding Lead, But Ted Cruz Is Surging. Oh, And Jeb Bush Is In Free Fall

    11/19/2015 12:35:12 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-19-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    According to a new poll by Public Policy Polling, Donald Trump continues to be the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. The billionaire businessman has 26% support among Republican voters. He's followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 19%. In PPP's last poll from early October, Carson had 17% and Trump 27%. This is a positive development for those who want Trump to fail, but it's a far cry from the inevitable Trump collapse many experts predict. If one thing is clear, it's that he certainly has staying power. That doesn't mean he will actually win, but he certainly has a...
  • Fox News Poll: Trump rules GOP race in New Hampshire, Sanders by 1 over Clinton

    11/19/2015 11:35:07 AM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2015 | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump leads the race for the Republican nomination in New Hampshire, while Bernie Sanders edges Hillary Clinton among Democrats. That’s according to the latest Fox News poll, released Wednesday, and conducted since Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Trump leads with 27 percent of New Hampshire Republican primary voters. Marco Rubio receives the support of 13 percent, just above Ted Cruz at 11 percent. That’s it for the double-digit candidates. CLICK HERE TO READ THE POLL RESULTS Jeb Bush and Ben Carson garner 9 percent each, followed by John Kasich at 7 percent and Chris Christie at 6 percent. More...
  • Warning From Ted Cruz: Far Too Many Republicans Are Eager To Drag U.S. Into Syria's Civil War

    11/19/2015 12:38:48 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/18/2015 | Leigh Munell
    Putting U.S. troops on the ground in Syria to counter the Islamic State and take on Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime would be a mistake, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Wednesday. "I don't believe the answer is sending boots on the ground to Syria," the Republican candidate for president told reporters in Washington. "President Obama , and I think far too many Republicans , are eager to get us in the middle of an internecine civil war in Syria. We don't have a dog in that fight." Assad is a "monster" who has murdered women and children and gassed his...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,November 19,2015

    11/19/2015 8:46:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of...
  • Woman Arrested After Fight Over Shoes Turns Fatal: BSO

    11/19/2015 7:55:30 AM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    NBC6 South Florida | 11/19/2015 | Brian Hamacher
    A Pompano Beach, Florida, woman is facing charges after a violent fight with another woman over borrowed shoes turned deadly, authorities said.Cortez Fields, 18, was arrested Monday on a charge of aggravated battery causing bodily harm in the death of Nicole Hewitt, according to a Broward County Sheriff's Office report released Wednesday.Fields appeared in court Wednesday where her bond was set at $7,500. It was unknown if she's hired an attorney.According to the report, Fields went to Hewitt's home in the 300 block of Northwest 6th Street on Saturday night to retrieve a pair of shoes she had let Hewitt...
  • FL GOV SCOTT-WH Won't Give Us Background Information on Refugees, Won't Explain How Our Vetting (tr)

    11/19/2015 3:06:27 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) stated that the White House told him the White House wouldn’t explain how the US refugee vetting program is better than France's and they wouldn’t give him any authority to make decisions for my state, or law enforcement background information on refugees in an interview broadcast on Wednesday’s Hannity on the Fox News Channel. Scott said, "it’s really concerning, I got on the White House call last night. I asked three questions. Number one, how’s your vetting better than the French vetting? Because I’m sure the French government didn’t want a — somebody to pose...
  • N.J. Poll: Christie falls to fourth as Trump, Rubio pace Garden State (Trump 31%)

    11/18/2015 1:05:25 PM PST · by MichelleWSC3 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov, 18 2015 | Al Weaver
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's struggles are not only limited to the early primary states, as support among voters in the Garden State has fallen significantly, according to a new poll. In the latest Fairleigh-Dickinson poll, Christie pulls only 9 percent support of voters. This comes as Donald Trump leads in the state with 31 percent backing, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio taking second with 18 percent support, twice that of the governor. Dr. Ben Carson also leads the sitting governor, raking in 11 percent support.
  • Trump holds commanding, two-to-one lead among Florida Republicans, poll shows (post Paris)

    11/18/2015 8:56:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies ^ | John Kennedy
    Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential field in Florida — outstripping his nearest rival, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio — by two-to-one among primary voters, a new Florida Atlantic University poll shows. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton has coasted to an even bigger lead, leading Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders by 66 percent to 22 percent of the vote in that party’s nomination contest, the poll shows. The survey was conducted Sunday and Monday, in the wake of news about the terrorist attacks in Paris. Among Florida Republican registered voters surveyed, Trump leads with 36 percent, Rubio is at 18...
  • Trump reacts to Jindal's exit: 'He was a little nasty to me'

    11/18/2015 9:16:24 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 147 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11/18/2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump is taking it easy on Bobby Jindal, despite being called an "egomaniacal madman" by the Louisiana governor just two months before Jindal decided to withdraw from the 2016 presidential race. "[Jindal] was, you know, a little nasty with me," Trump told CNN Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the two-term governor announced the suspension of his campaign during an appearance on Fox News. "But I think ultimately [he] was very nice," Trump added. "Everyone's nasty to me because they want to get votes."
  • Poll: Trump surges ahead in Florida [Trump 36% Rubio 18% Carson 15% Cruz 10%]

    11/18/2015 9:43:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    sun-sentinel ^ | November 18, 2015, 11:57 AM | By William E. Gibson•
    Donald Trump has surged far ahead of his Republican rivals in Florida and leads a hypothetical matchup with Democrat Hillary Clinton in the biggest swing state, according to a Florida Atlantic University poll released Wednesday. The reality TV star and real estate mogul, a part-time resident of Palm Beach, leads the Republican presidential field in Florida with 36 percent, the poll found. His closest rival, Sen. Marco Rubio of West Miami, trails with 18 percent, followed by Ben Carson, of West Palm Beach, with 15 percent. "Despite conjecture that Donald Trump has plateaued, his support in Florida remains very strong...
  • Terri Schiavo case disqualifies Ben Carson and Jeb Bush for presidency: pro-life leader

    11/18/2015 6:54:12 AM PST · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/17/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - The words of Dr. Ben Carson, and the actions of Gov. Jeb Bush, disqualify them both from serving as president of the United States, a leading pro-life leader said today. "We have seen what it is like to have a president who does not value every life equally, and we certainly do not need another," said Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue. "In my opinion, Ben Carson's statement dismissing Terri's life as 'nothing,' and Jeb Bush's failure to take action to save Terri, has disqualified them both from the office of president."...
  • US, Cuba to sign first environmental accord since thaw

    11/18/2015 5:18:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2015 8:08 AM EST | Christine Armario
    The United States and Cuba are set to sign their first accord on environmental protection since announcing plans to re-establish diplomatic relations. Under the deal, scientists at U.S. marine sanctuaries in Florida and Texas will cooperate with their counterparts at two Cuban reserves on preservation and research. ...
  • Jeb Bush Says He Wouldn’t Ban Syrian Refugees

    11/17/2015 6:19:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 11/17/15 | Eric Levitz
    Jeb Bush may be low-energy, but when it comes to Syrian refugees, he isn’t low-empathy. Unlike nearly all of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush said Tuesday that he would not support efforts to end refugee resettlement.“The answer to this is not to ban people from coming,” Bush told Bloomberg Television’s With All Due Respect. “The answer is to lead, to resolve the problem in Syria.”Bush emphasized that he wanted any refugees resettled in the United States to be rigorously vetted — which is already standard policy in the States — but said support for refugees was “a...
  • Ben Carson Is Struggling to Grasp Foreign Policy, Advisers Say

    11/17/2015 3:13:59 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/17/15 | TRIP GABRIEL
    Ben Carson's remarks on foreign policy have repeatedly raised questions about his grasp of the subject, but never more seriously than in the past week, when he wrongly asserted that China had intervened militarily in Syria and then failed, on national television, to name the countries he would call on to form a coalition to fight the Islamic State. Faced with increasing scrutiny about whether Mr. Carson - who leads in some Republican presidential polls - was capable of leading American foreign policy, two of his top advisers said in interviews with The New York Times that he had struggled...
  • Syrian Refugee Family Headed To West Palm Beach

    11/17/2015 3:52:43 PM PST · by Roos_Girl · 21 replies
    CBS 12 News ^ | November 17, 2015 | CBS12 web team
    CBS12 has learned a refugee from Syria is on the way to a new life in West Palm Beach.
  • Jeb Bush just made a big break from many of his GOP rivals (Wouldn't ban Syrian refugees)

    11/17/2015 1:39:10 PM PST · by maggief · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 17, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) separated himself on Tuesday from some of the absolutist anti-Syrian refugee positions being offered by his Republican presidential rivals. During an interview with Bloomberg Politics, Bush said "if there's any kind of concern," refugees should not be allowed in. "But I don't think we should eliminate our support for refugees. It's been a noble tradition in our country," he added.
  • On Syrian refugees, @JebBush tells @bpolitics: "The answer to not to ban people [tr]

    11/17/2015 10:31:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 17, 2015 | David Goodman
    On Syrian refugees, @JebBush tells @bpolitics: "The answer to not to ban people from coming."
  • Jeb Bush: Focus on Christian Syrian refugees

    11/17/2015 10:57:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/17/2015 | By REBECCA KAPLAN
    In the wake of the deadly terror attacks in Paris last week, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said the U.S. should focus on creating safe havens for Syrian refugees in the region rather than bringing them to the U.S., and that there is a "special important need" to help Syrian Christians. "There should be really thorough screening [of refugees coming to the U.S.] and we should focus on creating safe havens for refugees in Syria rather than bringing them all the way across to the United States," Bush said Monday on "CBS This Morning." "But I do think there is...
  • France Must Offer Land for Peace

    11/16/2015 11:17:46 AM PST · by Ziva · 35 replies ^ | 11/15/2015 | Steven Plaut
    In the aftermath of the series of protests in Paris against occupation by activists and militants, who have grievances, we bring you the French plan for peace, based on France's Mideast policies. It is the only way to solve the problem of ISIS activism in Paris. First, we all agree that territory must not be annexed by force. Therefore, we can also agree that Germany has a moral right to demand the return of Alsace-Lorraine, for the French aggression in 1945 and its consequent occupation must not be rewarded. "A full withdrawal for full peace" should operate here. Further, France...
  • Terror Attacks Spotlight Voters’ Growing Security Concerns (Morning Consult Poll) [Trump 38%]

    11/17/2015 8:37:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | Reid Wilson
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican presidential field by a wide margin, after seeing his support dip in late October. Trump leads with 38 percent of the vote, twice the level of support of his nearest competitor, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who takes 19 percent. *snip* Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tie for third, at 7 percent each, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) finishes with 6 percent. No other contender scores above 3 percent of the vote. Trump's lead is built on strong support from voters who have not attended college...
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    The EIB Network ^ | November 17, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Gloria & Emilio Estefan Will Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom [Obama fundraisers]

    11/17/2015 6:14:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/16/15 | Daniela Franco
    Gloria and Emilio Estefan...will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. ....[Hussein] will be presenting the awards next Tuesday November 24.