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  • Old Women Battle With Razor, Pepper Spray On JetBlue Flight

    08/27/2015 7:00:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/27/15 | Blake Neff
    Two people have been arrested and two others hospitalized in New York after a passenger spat between two women on a plane escalated into a bruising battle involving a razor blade and pepper spray.It all started Wednesday, when JetBlue Flight 690 arrived at JFK International Airport from Kingston, Jamaica. According to the New York Post, 61-year-old Jean Ballentine grew restless waiting to disembark from the plane and decided to simply clamber over fellow passenger Mary Cannady, 52, who was sitting in an aisle seat.That was a mistake.Cannady shoved Ballentine away, and Ballentine apparently retaliated by punching Cannady in the face,...
  • Tropical Storm ERIKA

    08/27/2015 11:00:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.nhc.noaa.gov ^ | 08/27/2015 | Staff
    000 WTNT85 KNHC 271733 TCVAT5 ERIKA WATCH/WARNING BREAKPOINTS/INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 11A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015 200 PM AST THU AUG 27 2015 .TROPICAL STORM ERIKA PRZ001-002-003-004-005-006-007-008-009-010-011-012-013-VIZ001-002- 272100- /O.CON.KNHC.TR.W.1005.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ 200 PM AST THU AUG 27 2015 PUERTO-RICO 18.22N 66.44W VIEQUES 18.12N 65.43W CULEBRA 18.32N 65.28W ST-THOMAS-AND-ST-JOHN 18.33N 64.85W ST-CROIX 17.74N 64.73W $$ ATTN...WFO...SJU...
  • SMALL BUT HONEST COLUMNIST AGAIN FORCED TO CORRECT HIGHEST-RATED SHOW ON CABLE TV

    08/26/2015 10:27:55 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Ann Coulter
    To support his insane interpretation of the post-Civil War amendments as granting citizenship to the kids of illegal aliens, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly is now taking job applications for the nonexistent -- but dearly hoped-for -- Jeb! administration, live, during his show. (Apparently my debate with O'Reilly will be conducted in my column, Twitter feed and current bestselling book, Adios, America, against the highest-rated show on cable news.) Republicans have been out of the White House for seven long years, and GOP lawyers are getting impatient. So now they're popping up on Fox News' airwaves, competing to see who can...
  • Donald Trump impersonates Asian negotiators

    08/26/2015 8:38:48 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | August 26 2015 | Jeff Simon,
    In a speech in Iowa on Tuesday night, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump -- who has regularly promoted his negotiating skills as a selling point for his presidency -- used broken English to briefly impersonate Asian negotiators. "When these people walk into the room, they don't say, 'Oh hello, how's the weather? It's so beautiful outside. How are the Yankees doing? They're doing wonderful, that's great," Trump said, to some laughter from the crowd. "They say, 'We want deal!'"
  • Trump Leads in NH

    08/26/2015 6:28:43 PM PDT · by LS · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/26/2015
    PPP New Hampshire: Trump 35%, Kasich 11, Fiorina 10, Bush and Walker 7, Carson 6, Cruz 4
  • Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

    08/26/2015 5:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rob Milford
    Republican Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a group at a Florida rally about his Texas border trip and explained why a border wall wouldn’t be practical or conservative. Bush returned to the friendly turf of the Sunshine State on Wednesday, with a town hall style meeting in Pensacola. Pensacola is a solidly conservative town in the Florida panhandle. He spoke of his experience as the state’s former governor, but only answered a single question about the Border Crisis. “I went to McAllen, Texas, in Hildago County, last week and met with the Mayors, the County Judge,...
  • Jeb: Hey let’s do “free tuition” and pay back students who don’t graduate in four years

    08/26/2015 4:05:58 PM PDT · by hcmama · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 26, 2015 | aylor Millard
    Jeb Bush has a fantastically awful idea when it comes to college education. He thinks community college students should get “free” tuition for two years. If that’s sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the exact same thing President Barack Obama proposed in January. Which shows how completely hypocritical Bush is because he came out against Obama’s plan in January. Oh, but Bush’s plan gets even more #headdesk inducing. He wants universities to PAY BACK students who don’t graduate in four years. If kids can’t graduate with a four-year degree in four years, there ought to be some payback to their families...
  • Chris Christie Just Went Out of His Way to Trash Jeb Bush

    08/26/2015 4:26:25 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 13 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) went out of his way to slam former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) during a Tuesday night interview. Christie brought up his presidential rival on Fox News when he was asked how GOP candidates should strike the right balance on immigration issues. "You don't need to be pandering to one way or the other. I'll tell the way you don't do it: You don't do focus-group-tested trips to the border, speak Spanish, and then criticize Asians. I mean, I don't think that's the way you do it," Christie replied. This was a direct reference...
  • George Zimmerman Tweets Homophobic Slurs, Calls Obama 'Racist' in Response to Virginia Killings

    08/26/2015 4:50:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | LARRY MCSHANE
    Nothing like a racially charged killing to bring out the worst in George Zimmerman. The Florida man, cleared of charges in the 2012 slaying of black teen Trayvon Martin, used a pair of homophobic slurs and ripped President Obama after a black gunman killed a Virginia television reporter and her cameraman — both white. He also managed to misspell the first name of the killer, Vester Lee Flanagan, and the word “condemning.” “Pansy Fester lee Flanagan, too much of a daisy to deal w/racism,” tweeted Zimmerman on Wednesday. “Murders 2 whites. Hate crime, 100%. Racist Obama says nothing condeming.” Hours...
  • POLL: MIKE HUCKABEE TAKES SECOND TO DONALD TRUMP

    08/26/2015 10:28:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee is doing quite well according to two national polls conducted after the first GOP presidential primary debate. One poll has Huckabee in second place behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and another poll has Huckabee listed with the highest favorability rating among 15 GOP presidential candidates; however, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson takes the highest net favorability rating when comparing the results in totality. A Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted August 21-25 has Huckabee in second behind Trump – the only two candidates with double digits in that poll: Donald Trump – 30.1 percent Mike Huckabee –...
  • NEW NATIONAL POLL: DONALD TRUMP HAS BIGGEST LEAD EVER WITH CARSON A DISTANT 2ND…(40% to Bush 10%)

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 307 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Here’s how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carson’s lead more than doubled, he’s still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Here’s the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 26-28,2015

    08/26/2015 8:09:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 75 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | August 26-28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Tropical Storm Erika to Reach Us by Monday as Category 1 Hurricane, According to Some Predictions

    08/26/2015 5:54:28 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    browardpalmbeach.com ^ | 8-26-15 | Chris Joseph
    It's time to release the hurricane tracking sharks because we're officially in the dreaded "cone of uncertainty" with Tropical Storm Erika, which is expected to arrive in our neck of the woods by Monday morning. Most models predict that Erika could be a hurricane by the time it reaches our general area next week. According to most tracks and predictions, Erika's cone covers all of South Florida, as she approaches the Leeward Islands tonight. Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Antigua, Barbuda and Anguilla are all under a Tropical Storm Warning. The latest advisory has Erika with maximum sustained winds of...
  • Former Ku Klux Klan Leader David Duke Throws Support Behind Donald Trump

    08/25/2015 11:03:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Wrap ^ | August 25, 2015 | Itay Hod
    Trump is “the best of the lot,” Duke says of GOP frontrunner GOP frontrunner Donald Trump can count on at least one die-hard fan: former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke. Self described “racial realist,” Duke, praised Trump during a recent rant during his online radio show, calling the business mogul a “good salesman.” Duke, who ran unsuccessfully for president as a Democrat in 1988 and later served in the Louisiana House of Representatives, also said he liked Trump because of “the fact that he’s come out on the immigration issue,” adding, “he’s an entrepreneur and he has a...
  • Infamous Katrina figure visible in Jeb Bush campaign video

    08/25/2015 8:55:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 25, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Jeb Bush's campaign on Tuesday put out a video highlighting his hurricane response record as governor of Florida as the nation marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. But at one point, the campaign spot features Bush standing next to then-Federal Emergency Management Agency head Michael Brown, one of the most infamous figures of the George W. Bush administration's widely criticized response to the disaster. The two-minute video features clips of hurricanes and Bush back when he was governor, interspersed with expert testimonials about Bush's leadership during disasters, which frequently affect the state he governed in the early to mid-2000s....
  • Trump breaks new Ceiling in National GOP Poll (Leading with 40%)

    08/25/2015 11:52:09 AM PDT · by MichelleWSC3 · 86 replies
    One America News Network, “OAN”, a credible source for 24/7 national and international news, released today its most recent 2016 Republican Presidential National Poll results conducted by Gravis Marketing. One America News Network’s latest national poll shows some amazing results for political outsider Donald Trump. The New York real estate mogul has surged 30% above his pre-debate first place poll finish of 30.8% (as reported by OAN on July 31st) soaring to a new high of 40.1%. Dr. Ben Carson, who won the GOP first debate as reported by OAN per its post-debate national poll results, has moved into second...
  • Charlie Daniels' Open Letter to Congress: 'You've Betrayed Your Country'

    08/25/2015 10:47:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/25/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    The history of this nation is written in the blood and courage of men who stood in the face of overwhelming odds – politicians, soldiers, statesmen and ordinary citizens who sought to do the right thing regardless of the cost or the consequences. Well, ladies and gentlemen of the United States Congress, it seems that that particular pen has run out of ink. The courageous politicians that once championed this nation have been replaced, for the most part, by a breed of milksop, politically correct, scared of their own shadow, pushover, pathetic excuses for public servants who are supposed to...
  • Man Arrested After Posting on Cops' Facebook Page

    08/25/2015 10:56:42 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Newser ^ | 8/25/15 | Brownie Marie
    Facebook, the downfall of many a cocky criminal, may have reeled in a new one. Logan Hale of Florida's Polk County was suspected of breaking into a home on Aug. 3 and stealing a shotgun and thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry. Police explained all this in a Friday Felons Facebook post that featured Hale, noting that at age 21 he has "been in the Polk County Jail on five prior occasions. SMH." SMH, indeed: Using the Facebook Name "Logan Finallyfree Hale," Hale replied to the post, writing "HELLO here I am" and "Deputies continue to look for me but...
  • Trump: I wanted Bush impeached (2008)

    08/25/2015 10:21:05 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 168 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15th, 2008 | Alexander Mooney
    Business mogul Donald Trump told CNN Wednesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should have sought to impeach President Bush when she had the chance. In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Trump said the president and his administration deliberately lied about the Iraq war, and congressional Democrats missed an opportunity to impeach him when the party took control of Congress in 2006. "I was surprised that she didn't do more in terms of Bush and going after Bush," Trump said. "It was almost - it just seemed like she was going to really look to impeach Bush and get him out...
  • Donald Trump is blowing everyone else out of the water in 2 key states (Poll: NH 35% and SC 30% )

    08/25/2015 9:06:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 25, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump is dominating in two key early-primary states, according to new polls of the states released Tuesday. A new Public Policy Polling poll of Republican primary voters in New Hampshire found that the real-estate mogul is far ahead of the competition, with 35% saying that they would vote for Trump if the primary were held today. The closest opponent was Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who garnered 11%. "This is by far the best we’ve found Donald Trump doing anywhere during his entire surge,” Dean Debnam, the president of Public Policy Polling... The results were similar to a Monmouth...
  • Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire; Sanders Leads Clinton

    08/25/2015 8:19:32 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/25/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we've done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less...
  • Trump Leads Lates OAN/Gravis Marketing Poll with 40%, Carson 13%

    08/25/2015 8:24:52 AM PDT · by Will88 · 13 replies
    One America News ^ | August 25, 2015 | OAN TV News
    On their morning news shows, ONA has announced that their latest ONA/Gravis Marketing presidential poll shows Trump leading with 40%, Carson second with 13%, and Bush third. The poll also showed that Trump received support from 36% of Hispanic Republicans polled, with Carson second with 17%.
  • Trump Taunts Lindsey Graham: 'Congrats... You Just Got 4 Points!'

    08/25/2015 8:36:05 AM PDT · by VinL · 79 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 8/25/15 | Caitlain Cruz
    Former reality television star and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump taunted his rival Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday over a recent poll that showed the senator way behind in Graham's home state. The taunt was spurred by a poll released Tuesday which found Trump led South Carolina among likely GOP voters. Trump eagerly shared his poll results on Twitter: Congrats @LindseyGrahamSC. You just got 4 points in your home state of SC—far better than zero nationally. You’re only 26 pts behind me. 9:49 AM - 25 Aug 2015 The Monmouth University poll found Trump receiving 30 percent support from likely...
  • Jeb Bush says 'Anchor Babies' comment was about Asians, not Hispanics

    08/25/2015 8:33:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 8/25/15 | Analise Ortiz
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended the term “anchor babies” Monday during a visit to McAllen, saying the comment wouldn’t hurt him with Hispanic voters. Bush stopped at Palenque Grill on Monday — after a fundraiser at the McAllen Country Club and meeting with local leaders — to speak about immigration and border security. Action 4 News reporter Analise Ortiz asked Bush about using the derogatory term “anchor babies” during an interview with talk show host Bill Bennett on Aug. 19. “What I was talking about is the specific case of fraud being committed, where there’s organized efforts,” Bush said....
  • Asian Americans Tweet Outrage After Jeb Bush 'Anchor Baby' Gaffe

    08/25/2015 8:16:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/25/15 | FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG
    GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush's clarification of his usage of the term, "anchor baby" did not go over well with Asian Americans, who took to Twitter Monday evening in response to the former Florida governor's latest remarks. Bush, conflating the current debate over undocumented immigration with maternity tourism, effectively shifted the focus surrounding the use of the controversial term "anchor babies," from Hispanics to Asians. "What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed, where there's organized efforts -- and frankly it's more related to Asian people coming into our country -- having children in that...
  • Trump slams Bush for tying Asians to 'anchor babies'

    08/25/2015 8:12:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/15 | Ashley Killough and Tom LoBianco
    Donald Trump mocked Jeb Bush on Twitter on Tuesday morning after the former Florida governor dug himself into a deeper hole explaining his "anchor babies" comment. "In a clumsy move to get out of his 'anchor babies' dilemma, where he signed that he would not use the term and now uses it, he blamed ASIANS," Trump wrote. "Asians are very offended that JEB said that anchor babies applies to them as a way to be more politically correct to hispanics. A mess!" Trump then wrote, a few minutes later.
  • Has Jeb Bush parodied himself to the point of irrelevance?

    08/25/2015 7:25:58 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Newsmachete
    Jeb Bush seems to have a self-destructive impulse. No, not the same self-destructive mechanism that causes Scott Walker to announce contradictory policy positions with the speed of a tennis ball machine, but rather the urge to express sentiments that seems to show him to be more sympathetic to illegal aliens than he is to American citizens. This urge could first be seen with his comments that illegal immigration is an "act of love." Never mind the thousands of illegals who have taken jobs from Americans and consumed our taxpayer dollars for education and health care, and the thousands more who...
  • Fort Bragg troops prepare for domestic disaster

    08/25/2015 8:26:03 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 24 replies
    ABC WTVD ^ | 21 AUG 2015 | Nicole Carr
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WTVD) -- The notice came overnight: Get ready to respond to a nuclear disaster situation in Southwest Florida. Be ready to deploy for a week. So early Friday morning, more than 300 20th Engineer Brigade soldiers prepped convoys. Over the next five days they will join more than 400 additional troops in an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.
  • Puerto Ricans Seeking New Lives Put Stamp on Central Florida

    08/25/2015 6:05:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2015 | Lizette Alvarez
    When Manuel Hernandez, a teacher in Puerto Rico, looked at the reasons to stay home or to take a chance on joining the ever-growing Puerto Rican diaspora in Central Florida, it was not a hard call. “I was fed up,” Mr. Hernandez said of his life in San Juan, “and my wife was fed up; frustrations were building.” So last October, Mr. Hernandez got off a plane and arrived here, a place best known for hosting Mickey Mouse and rodeos, but also increasingly seen as a faraway suburb of Puerto Rico, a trend that has quickened with the island’s deepening...
  • Palm Beach County School District recruiting bilingual teachers nearby and abroad.

    08/24/2015 4:25:55 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    WPTV (Palm Beach, FL) ^ | 08/24/2015 | Andrew Ruiz
    Palm Beach County school officials are seeking out bilingual teachers in unconventional places. On Tuesday they're headed to Ana G. Mendez University in Miramar to recruit teachers native to the Spanish language. In years prior they've gone to Spain and Puerto Rico to find teachers who can speak, write and culturally understand the language. It is something the district says the United States is lacking. In Palm Beach County theses teachers are needed for the International Spanish Academy. The program is at several schools including Greenacres Elementary. For half of the day students learn in English and in Spanish. Students...
  • Fort Bragg troops prepare for domestic disaster (nuclear)

    08/24/2015 1:15:46 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 8 replies
    ABC ^ | Nicole Carr
    Friday, August 21, 2015 06:32PM FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WTVD) -- The notice came overnight: Get ready to respond to a nuclear disaster situation in Southwest Florida. Be ready to deploy for a week. So early Friday morning, more than 300 20th Engineer Brigade soldiers prepped convoys. Over the next five days they will join more than 400 additional troops in an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise. The 18th Airborne Corps soldiers have a focus. "We're specially trained and equipped for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazards," said Colonel Jayson C. Gilberti, the Brigade's commander. While the soldiers may be called on...
  • JOHN KASICH’S OBAMACARE MEDICAID EXPANSION SLAMMED AT OHIO AFP EVENT

    08/24/2015 5:45:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | SARAH RUMPF
    Kasich’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare—a move that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled was optional and up to state discretion—is a sore subject for fiscal conservatives and led to him being, not just left out of an event held in his backyard, but attacked by several of the event’s speakers, including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and AFP President Tim Phillips. Obamacare critics do not like how the law allows Medicaid, originally enacted as a safety net to provide health coverage for poor mothers and children, to be expanded to cover able-bodied, working-age adults. Federal funds cover the costs...
  • Mike Murphy: The Man Selling Jeb! to America (Genius behind Jeb's Right To Rise PAC)

    08/23/2015 6:16:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    RCP ^ | 6/18/15 | Rebecca Berg
    In April 1988, the man who will try to sell Jeb Bush to America sat on a panel hosted by Campaigns and Elections magazine to discuss the “Secrets of Great Media.” Mike Murphy and his then-business partner Alex Castellanos were rising stars in the Republican firmament, two young guns who were reimagining the contours of campaign messaging. -snip- “To create media that is great in elections, you have to obviously respect the power of the medium,” Murphy began, peering out from behind a pair of 1980s large-frame eyeglasses. “Television is a very, very powerful thing.” Murphy has mastered messaging across...
  • PEDOPHILE IMAM STILL PREACHING IN FLORIDA MOSQUE

    08/23/2015 5:19:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    If it was good enough for Mohammed, why be surprised that it's also good enough for a Florida mosque. Helmi Agha, 40, was executive director of the American Muslim Youth Leadership Council when he was arrested in March and accused inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl who attended events at the center. He faced 12 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, though four of those have since been dropped. Agha, also known as Imam Abufarah, was born in Saudi Arabia to a Palestinian family and is not a U.S. citizen. When he was released on bond from Osceola County Jail, he...
  • Who in GOP field will seize Trump's populist mantle?

    08/23/2015 5:35:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    Triblive.com ^ | August 22,2015 | Selena Zito
    Neither party's elites represent the majority's views on an issue such as immigration; Trump does. Trump often promotes nastiness in pursuit of legitimate policy concerns. Yet his populism also taps into real frustration with two thing The classic answer is to take the wind out of his sails by co-opting (and moderating) some of his positions, thus not allowing him to be the only candidate tapping into populist frustrations. Even with all of his clownery, Trump won't implode until folks have another choice that satisfies the feelings he evokes. One or more of the other Republican candidates needs to draw...
  • ‘no sane country would have birthright citizenship!’ – evil racist democrat harry reid in 1993

    08/23/2015 4:53:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    Well, first we found how Newsweek called Obama an “anchor baby,” and now we’ve discovered a video showing the evil racist Harry Reid decrying birthright citizenship in 1993. Watch below:
  • Jeb Bush sets itinerary for McAllen visit (Won't visit Texas-Mexico border on Monday...)

    08/23/2015 5:26:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Valley Star ^ | 8/22/15 | Valley Star
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is slated to hold a private roundtable meeting with local officials Monday to discuss border security issues as well as related economic and community issues, according to former Pharr commissioner A. Jimmy Garza. After the meeting, the former Florida governor is set to have a news conference at 2:30 p.m. inside Palenque Grill, 606 E. Expressway 83 in McAllen, where he plans to touch on the discussions he’ll have with the undisclosed officials, said Garza, who’s a Republican. Bush is also planning a private luncheon at noon, which costs at least $1,000 to attend. Those...
  • Jeb Bush gets polite -- but not adoring -- response at conservative summit

    08/23/2015 5:34:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 8/22/15 | Fox News Latino
    Casting himself as a tax-cutting, passionate government reformer, Jeb Bush drew merely polite applause Friday from thousands of the nation's most-active tea party conservatives gathered at the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers' summit. Only when the Republican presidential candidate wrapped up his 20-minute speech by calling for a military buildup did the more than 3,000 conservatives from around the nation join in a sustained cheer for Bush, a familiar face in American politics but a newcomer in front of the tea party crowd.
  • A Comprehensive Immigration Plan The GOP Can Steal (Please)

    08/23/2015 5:35:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Immigration is not going anywhere as a political issue, as much as some would like it to. Although Democrats and the media whine over the term “anchor baby” and the concept of our national sovereignty, adults have to address real problems, and millions of people in the country illegally is a problem. So let’s address it, shall we? Big business and big government love the idea of amnesty; cheap labor for one, a dependent voting bloc for the other. To that end, both agree to the lie that amnesty would be a boon to the economy. Somehow we’re meant to...
  • Donald Trump bashes Bush on Photoshop fail

    08/23/2015 5:45:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/23/15 | ALI BRELAND
    Donald Trump on Saturday sought to give Jeb Bush a black eye over a black hand. Trump wailed on the former Florida governor for a Photoshopped picture in a campaign leaflet sent out by a pro-Bush super PAC that shows him with a black left hand, and his body apparently super-imposed on a picture of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “Jeb Bush has a Photoshopped photo for an ad which gives him a black left hand and much different looking body. Jeb just can’t get it right!” the real-estate mogul said of his rival for the 2016 Republican nomination, who he has...
  • Sad Little !Jeb Plane: Bush Super Pac Attempts To Troll Trump, Gives Former Governor A Black

    08/23/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/22/15 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sad Little !Jeb Plane: Bush Super Pac Attempts To Troll Trump, Gives Former Governor A Black Man’s Hand In Mailer. A Super PAC backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president with more than $100 million is officially embarrassing itself. Just one day after the Bush Super PAC Right to Rise USA flew a tiny plane with a banner attached to the end of it over 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s Mobile, Alabama rally, the geniuses backing yet another Bush for president appear to have photoshopped a black man’s hand onto the former Florida governor. -snip- “Moments before Trump was...
  • Birthers Say These 4 GOP Candidates May Be Ineligible To Be President

    08/18/2015 2:12:52 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 16 replies
    Taking Points Memo ^ | August 17, 2015 | Cahterine Thompson
    The birther movement has come home to roost as the Republican presidential primary heats up. snip Ted Cruz snip Marco Rubio snip Bobby Jindal snip Rick Santorum In a column published last week on the conspiracy theory website WND, author Jack Cashill noted that questions had been raised about whether four of the 17 candidates in the GOP field were really "natural born citizens" and therefore eligible to run for President.
  • Cruz Outshines Bush at Americans for Prosperity Summit

    08/22/2015 4:23:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the hands-down favorite of the Americans for Prosperity annual summit in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend, if the number and volume of ovations during the speeches of five presidential candidates who addressed the annual convention of tea party activists was the measure. At the other end of the spectrum was former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a newcomer to events financed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch. Bush was attending his first national conference of Americans for Prosperity and was greeted with respectful but restrained applause by a group that rose essentially out of Republican dissatisfaction...
  • Cruz outshines Bush at Americans for Prosperity summit

    08/22/2015 4:26:42 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 13 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the hands-down favorite of the Americans for Prosperity annual summit in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend, if the number and volume of ovations during the speeches of five presidential candidates who addressed the annual convention of tea party activists was the measure.
  • Desperate Jeb Goes Full Dolezal?

    08/22/2015 4:05:29 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 66 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | By Josh Marshall
    Is it getting this bad? Flailing in the polls and struggling to find a rationale for his candidacy, is Jeb Bush suggesting he may be black? Judd Legum at ThinkProgress points out that the Jeb SuperPac 'Right to Rise' has just blanketed Iowa with a mailer in which Jeb's head appears to be photoshopped on to a black man's body.
  • BIG CHANGES FOR 9 CANDIDATES IN 'BIRTHRIGHT' RATING

    08/22/2015 3:25:13 PM PDT · by Nep Nep · 30 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Fri, Aug 21st 2015 @ 11:08 am EDT | Roy Beck
    BUSH: changed Rating from No Action to VERY HARMFULCARSON: from No Action to VERY GOODCHRISTIE: from No Action to GOODCRUZ: from No Action to VERY GOODFIORINA: from Unhelpful to VERY HARMFULJINDAL: from No Action to VERY GOODPERRY: from No Action to UNHELPFULRUBIO: from No Action to VERY HARMFULTRUMP: from No Action to EXCELLENTIn addition, the following candidates stuck with the positions (and Ratings) that they had previously staked out. (Santorum and Paul deserve special recognition for taking strong stands long before Trump stirred the media's interest this past week.)EXCELLENT: SantorumVERY GOOD: Paul1st STEPS: GrahamNO POSITION: Chaffee, WalkerUNHELPFUL: Biden, Clinton, Sanders,...
  • Trump Making Biased Experts Look Foolish (George Will's wife works for Rove, too...)

    08/22/2015 1:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeff Crouere
    When Donald Trump first burst on the political scene two months ago as a presidential candidate, many of the analysts, commentators and pollsters who populate cable news programs, the so called “experts,” claimed it was all a publicity stunt. Then, they said he would never release his financial statements. Then, they said his controversial comments about Mexican illegal immigration, Senator John McCain and Fox News Host Megyn Kelly would doom his campaign. Now, they are saying his lead cannot continue for his support has a “ceiling” and his campaign is a flash in the pan. Unfortunately for the “experts,” they...
  • Planned Parenthood protest draws more than 200 in Pembroke Pines

    08/22/2015 3:03:53 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 8/22/15 | Erika Pesantes
    More 200 protesters denounced Planned Parenthood on Saturday in Pembroke Pines as part of a nationwide protest over whether fetal tissues recovered during abortions are sold for profit. The protest began about 9 a.m. in front of the clinic along University Drive, on the north side of Pines Boulevard. Police cars parked in front of the clinic as a precaution. Clinic workers stood outside to escort patients if needed. But there did not appear to be confrontations, as a ditch separated the clinic and protesters.
  • Yes, The U.S. Is On A Historic Lucky Streak In Dodging Major Hurricanes

    08/22/2015 8:24:04 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | AUGUST 21, 2015
    Friday afternoon, Danny became the first major hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, after it was upgraded to a Category 3 storm. It's still very far out in the Atlantic, and so far there's no sign it'll pose a threat to the United States. That leads to a question: When was the last time a big hurricane hit the U.S.? It might surprise you, but the country is experiencing a historic, nine-year lucky streak when it comes to major hurricanes. In fact, the last Category 3 or stronger storm to hit the U.S. happened on Oct. 24, 2005, when Hurricane...
  • Jeb Bush super PAC accused of pasting candidate's head onto black man's body in 'Photoshop fail'

    08/22/2015 7:56:27 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 53 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 22, 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    Jeb Bush super PAC accused of pasting candidate's head onto black man's body in 'Photoshop fail' Right to Rise, a super PAC support the presidential candidate, sent mailers to 86,000 households in Iowa In one picture Bush's left hand has a much different skin tone than his head and his other hand Mailer also appeared to put the candidate in front of a stock photo of Cedar Rapids, Iowa A group in support of Jeb Bush has been accused of committing an embarrassing Photoshop fail after sending out a flier with a strange visual contradiction. Right to Rise, Bush's super...