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  • Trump say hes open to higher minimum wage, goes after Sanders supporters

    05/04/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 141 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | SA Miller
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was open to raising the federal minimum wage, breaking with the prevailing view of his party. Im actually looking at that because I am very different from most Republicans, Mr. Trump said in an interview on CNNs. You have to have something that you can live on.
  • Trump: You Bet I Support Raising Taxes on the Rich

    04/21/2016 2:08:04 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 525 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/21/2016 | Guy Benson
    GUTHRIE: Do you believe in raising taxes on the wealthy? TRUMP: I do. I do – including myself. I do. That was...this morning, in an interview that featured some other controversial statements.  In fairness to Trump, he's been using the "raise taxes on rich people like me" line for months, embracing Obama-style class warfare tax gimmicks like the 'Buffet Rule.'  But raising taxes on anyone, an outcome Trump just re-endorsed, is not what his formal policy agenda proposes.  Just the opposite.  As we've seen on issues such immigration, abortion and foreign policy, Trump routinely makes clear that he isn't familiar with his own positions.  His stances aren't...
  • Confusion follows Trump flip-flop on key immigration issue

    03/10/2016 9:46:06 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 146 replies
    Mt. Vernon Register-News ^ | March 10, 2016 | Byron York
    Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary across the board, but he did particularly well with the 10 percent of voters who named immigration as the nation's top issue. In addition, some who named other issues -- the economy, national security -- were undoubtedly also concerned about immigration, and Trump's hard line likely helped him with them, too. Which is why people who follow immigration closely were stunned Thursday night when Trump, at the Fox News debate here in Detroit, announced that he has changed his position on one key element of the immigration debate -- the use of H-1B...
  • Cruz: I'm fine with contested convention

    03/09/2016 8:09:34 AM PST · by scooby321 · 462 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-09-2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Ted Cruz says he would have no problem with a contested convention over the summer in the event neither he nor Donald Trump secures enough delegates before then to lock up the Republican presidential nomination. Trump suggested Wednesday morning on "Fox and Friends" that Cruz was making the statement "because he had such a bad night last night."
  • Donald Trump has flip-flopped so much that Stephen Colbert hosted a Trump vs. Trump debate

    01/29/2016 11:33:25 AM PST · by TBP · 46 replies
    Vox ^ | January 29, 2016 | German Lopez
    The final Republican presidential debate before the Iowa caucuses was missing the field's loudest mouth, Donald Trump. But not to worry: Stephen Colbert on Thursday hosted an all-Trump debate — in which Trump debated himself. What followed was a "debate" in which Colbert cut back and forth between some of Trump's many contradicting past comments.
  • Rand Paul Attacks Ted Cruz on Flip Flopping | Fox News Debate (1/28/2016)

    Rand Paul Attacks Ted Cruz on Flip Flopping | Fox News Debate.
  • [FLASHBACK] Cruz Tries to Claim the Middle Ground on Immigration [Post-Gang of Eight 2013]

    01/25/2016 9:31:17 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 53 replies
    NYTimes/TX Tribune ^ | September 12, 2013 | JAY ROOT and JULIÁN AGUILAR
    When it comes to immigration reform, Senator Ted Cruz has made it abundantly clear what he opposes: giving citizenship to people who broke the law to come here. What has not been as evident is what he supports: legal status for millions of people here already, while making it easier for immigrants to come here through the front door. "I have said many times that I want to see common-sense immigration reform pass," he said. "I think most Americans want to see the problem fixed."
  • Controversial

    What does Donald Trump really think about Ted Cruz? Watch this video to see what he says behind closed doors. Special thanks to http://www.bizpacreview.com/ for this audio.
  • Chris Wallace Relentlessly Grills Ted Cruz on Flipped Crop Insurance Vote

    01/18/2016 8:25:37 AM PST · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Blaze ^ | Jan. 18, 2016 3:27am | Oliver Darcy
    [Full title] Chris Wallace Relentlessly Grills Ted Cruz on Flipped Crop Insurance Vote: 'Senator, Isn't That Exactly the Kind of Game That the Washington Cartel Plays?' Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was grilled Sunday morning by Fox News host Chris Wallace over his flipped vote on crop insurance. "One final question, and as I say we're just running out of time, you condemn the Washington cartel, which you call the lobbyists and career politicians who rig the game. I want to ask you about one of your recent acts as a senator," Wallace said before playing video of Cruz switching...
  • Is Donald Trump a Double-minded Man?

    01/18/2016 6:54:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Michael Brown
    We all understand that politicians will be political, emphasizing one point to one audience and another point to another audience. We also understand that people's views can genuinely change, including the views of politicians. But when a political leader completely flip-flops on issues and then flip-flops again, the trustworthiness of that leader must be questioned. Does Donald Trump fit the description of a double-minded, untrustworthy leader? Judge for yourself. Trump claims that his views on abortion changed based on personal experience. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt, although at best, he is still not a strong, consistent pro-life...
  • Ted Cruz's Canadian, Goldman Sachs values

    01/18/2016 4:03:54 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 53 replies
    Mofo Politics ^ | Jan. 17, 2016 | MP
    In the back-and-forth over "New York values", Team Cruz is now circulating a video of Trump espousing more liberal positions, 17 years ago.It worth noting, however, that Ted Cruz espoused more liberal positions– in some cases– just 17 weeks ago…Green Cards In 2013, Cruz proposed doubling "the overall worldwide green card caps from 675,000 visas per year to 1.35 million per year (not including refugees and asylum-seekers)."He flip-flopped in 2015. Guest Workers In 2013, Cruz proposed raising the number of H-1Bs from 65,000 to 325,000.He flip-flopped in 2015. Amnesty In 2013, Cruz proposed an amendment “to provide a legal...
  • Cruz questioned by Wallace on his flipped Crop Insurance vote.

    01/17/2016 5:59:38 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 123 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/17/2016 | Chris Wallace
    Cruz tells Chris Wallace he flipped his vote on crop insurance because he didn't realize what he was voting on. Blames his staff. https://youtu.be/1U3BNMK0x1A
  • Who is Donald Trump, Really?

    01/15/2016 11:38:31 AM PST · by TBP · 122 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | December 1, 2015 at 8:14 AM | Tom Donelson
    Byron York had an interesting piece on Donald Trump that is worth reading. At least anyone who might be interested in the real Donald Trump. Trump appeared in front of the “non-partisan” No Labels group who desperately wants candidates that will “compromise” even though it is never clear what compromises will result in. Donald Trump told this group, "Let me just tell you, the word compromise is not a bad word to me. I like the word compromise. We need compromise, there is nothing wrong with compromise, but it's always good to compromise and win. Meaning, let's compromise and win."...
  • Rubio Support for Article V Convention Causes Establishment Heartburn

    01/01/2016 7:10:39 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Jan 1, 2016 | CR Wire
    Senator Marco Rubio's recent support for an Article V Convention of the States is causing some folks heartburn. Noah Rothman at Commentary calls Rubio's support for a Convention of the States a Pander for the Ages. Rather than taking Rubio at his word and assuming this is a principled stand, Rothman argues that Rubio's support for the Convention of the States is a politically strategic rouse. As a political maneuver, Rubio’s latest is a deft one. Hardened by influential talk show hosts who have spent months inveighing against his support of a 2013 immigration reform bill, Rubio will need to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Rubio Defends NSA Spying on Netanyahu In Private, Condemns It In Public

    12/30/2015 7:15:14 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 30, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    BOONE, IOWA – Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% privately defended the National Security Agency’s (NSA) spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, even as he publicly condemned the practice. Rubio and his ally Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) 86% discussed the matter privately in a room away from reporters early Wednesday morning at the Royal Amsterdam Hotel in Pella, Iowa. The two men talked before they set out on a three-stop Iowa campaign tour to showcase Gowdy’s endorsement of Rubio. This reporter heard the conversation while picking up a laptop computer and other materials left in a back...
  • Huckabee Slams Cruz For Telling Donor Fighting Gay Marriage isn't 'Top-Three Priority'

    12/23/2015 6:16:38 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 181 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/23/15
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Wednesday blasted Ted Cruz after a POLITICO report quoted the Texas senator telling a donor that fighting gay marriage wouldn't be a "top-three priority" for his administration. "Conservatives are being asked to 'coalesce' around yet another corporately-funded candidate that says something very different at a big donor fundraiser in Manhattan than at a church in Marshalltown," Huckabee said in a statement released by his campaign Wednesday afternoon. "Shouldn't a candidate be expected to have authenticity and consistency, instead of having to look at a map to decide what to believe and what to say?"...
  • Ted Cruz Explains Why His Position on H1-B Visas Has Changed (VIDEO)

    12/23/2015 7:45:48 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 34 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/23/2015 | Leon Wolf
    I had the opportunity to sit down yesterday with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% at a campaign event in Nashville and ask him several questions. One of the questions I asked was whether Senator Cruz still supported expanding the H-1B visa program, as he has in the past. Senator Cruz indicated that he no longer does, and you can see his explanation here: Transcript: RedState: Senator, I think the path to legalization issue has been beaten to death and I won't go over it again. One of the things you have supported in the past is raising the ceiling on...
  • Secret Recordings of Cruz Shows Nothing Secret At All

    12/23/2015 7:37:29 AM PST · by Isara · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 23rd, 2015 | Amanda Carpenter
    Oh, I could hear the balloon deflating all the way from the Politico headquarters.Phllloooooooopppphhtt.Last week, on the day of the highly-watched GOP presidential debate, someone gave Politico’s Mike Allen an enticing piece of catnip to put in his insidery morning email. Secret audio tape would soon be published on a conservative news site supposedly showing that Ted Cruz talks much differently to NYC moderates than Iowa evangelicals. “These leaks are designed to undermine Cruz’s authenticity,” Allen wrote.The prospect of a juicy secret recording flew around the Internet. People reported on the prospect of the audio tape, before ever hearing a...
  • What Ted Cruz said behind closed doors [to donors about gay marriage]

    During the question period, one of the donors told Cruz that gay marriage was one of the few issues on which the two disagreed. Then the donor asked: "So would you say it's like a top-three priority for you - fighting gay marriage?" "No," Cruz replied. "I would say defending the Constitution is a top priority. And that cuts across the whole spectrum - whether it's defending [the] First Amendment, defending religious liberty." Soothing the attendee without contradicting what he has said elsewhere, Cruz added: "People of New York may well resolve the marriage question differently than the people of...
  • Washington Post: Even Rubio’s Supporters Don’t Know What He Believes

    12/20/2015 12:01:59 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 19 replies
    Restate ^ | December 19, 2015 | Streiff
    Earlier this evening, we reported on the woofing the Rubio campaign was doing to everyone within earshot of how they were going to demolish Ted Cruz by developing the narrative that he was some sort of unprincipled opportunist who would say whatever it took to win votes. According to the Washington Post, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% has a much bigger problem. His supporters don’t know what he believes. From the story Marco Rubio wants to unite later by staying vague now. It is a habit with Rubio, a candidate aiming at moderate and conservative voters who often seems to...
  • Trump Backed Amnesty For Illegal Aliens Only Last June

    12/18/2015 4:01:41 AM PST · by expat_panama · 128 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/17/2015 | Editorial
    ...he was for amnesty before he was against it... [snip] ...from the No. 1 defender of deportation. At the end of June, speaking to the press in Chicago and after saying he "heard you probably have 30 million" illegal aliens in America, Trump contended: "You have to give them a path, and you have to make it possible for them to succeed. You have to do that. But the bad ones, and there are bad ones, you have to get out, and you have to get them out fast." [snip] ...Trump, interviewed by Newsmax's Ron Kessler, blasted Mitt Romney's "crazy...
  • Cruz, Sessions, Rush & Unwrapping the Nuances of Cruz's Pro-Legalization Position

    12/17/2015 7:40:06 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 133 replies
    Multiple | 12/17/2015 | GPH
    (Before I begin, I recommend Freepers read up on this thread here, which proves Cruz's support for legalization short of a pathway to citizenship both in 2013 and also after that, and then continue to read this thread) So, I've been getting spammed a whole lot by a bunch of rather vicious posters, and I realized a significant pattern in all of them: a failure to not appreciate the language behind all that this debate has been about (the debate on whether or not Cruz lied when he stated he never supported legalization). Nor do they appreciate that they are...
  • Ted Cruz Is 100% Right About the Gang of Eight

    12/16/2015 10:39:44 PM PST · by libbylu · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/15 | Joel Pollock
    excerpt In fact, Cruz is 100% right about what he supported and why he supported it, as a brief trip through history suffices to show. The tale actually starts with Rush Limbaugh.
  • Fox News anchor confronts Cruz with 2013 remarks on immigration reform

    12/16/2015 8:03:23 PM PST · by 867V309 · 282 replies
    thehill.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    “The problem, though, is that at the time you were telling people … this was not a poison pill,” Baier said in response. “You said you wanted it to pass at the time. Looking back at what you said then, and what you said now, which one should people believe?”
  • On Immigration, Cruz Aims for Middle Ground

    12/16/2015 6:51:58 PM PST · by fg566asd · 57 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 13, 2013 | Julián Aguilar and Jay Root
    On Immigration, Cruz Aims for Middle Ground When it comes to immigration reform, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made it abundantly clear what he opposes: giving citizenship to people who broke the law to come here. What has not been as evident is what he supports: legal status for millions of people here already, while making it easier for immigrants to come here through the front door. “I have said many times that I want to see common-sense immigration reform pass,” he said. “I think most Americans want to see the problem fixed.” But for Cruz, a Tea Party favorite...
  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Come to Blows Over Immigration: ‘It Is Not Accurate, What He Just Said’

    12/15/2015 10:14:09 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 15, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) clashed with Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) over immigration reform during Tuesday's GOP presidential debate, comparing his rival's past position as one supporting "amnesty."CNNCruz could be seen on camera laughing after CNN debate moderator Dana Bash noted that Rubio has claimed on the campaign trail that his immigration plan is not much different than his."He has attempted to muddy the waters," Cruz said, claiming that Rubio chose to "stand with Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer and support a massive amnesty plan."Cruz argued others, himself included, "chose to stand with Jeff Sessions and Steve King and the American people...
  • Cruz: 'I do not intend to support legalization' of undocumented

    12/15/2015 8:21:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    KSPR-TV ^ | December 15, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    Ted Cruz on Tuesday said he did not "intend" to support a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, closing the door much more tightly on a proposal he has repeatedly declined to address. Cruz has vocally opposed a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States, but he has taken pains during his presidential campaign to never rule out a path to legal status, often telling reporters that he will not discuss what to do with them until the border has secured...
  • Obama to Announce Halt of U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan

    10/15/2015 6:22:19 AM PDT · by EBH · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/15/2015 | Michael Rosenberg
    The United States will halt its military withdrawal from Afghanistan and instead keep thousands of troops in the country through the end of President Obamas term in 2017, Mr. Obama will announce on Thursday, prolonging the American role in a war that has now stretched on for 14 years. The current American force in Afghanistan of 9,800 troops will remain in place through most of 2016 under the Obama administrations revised plans, before dropping to about 5,500 at the end of next year or in early 2017, senior administration officials said. Some of the troops will continue to train and...
  • Cruz flips vote on ag issue critical for Iowa

    With the Iowa caucuses less than two months away, Ted Cruz seemed to have an epiphany Thursday night on one of the state's — and agricultural lobby's — biggest issues in Congress. Cruz (R-Texas) initially voted with fiscal hardliners to retain $3 billion in crop insurance cuts that were made as part of a budget deal approved in October. After a visit to the Senate cloakroom, Cruz returned and flipped his vote to side with farming interests, which ultimately prevailed. The crop insurance votes were part of a debate on a highway bill, which Cruz opposed on a final vote,...
  • Was Saad Bin Laden Managing Al-Qaeda from Iran? (Osama's son more than just a "low-level" target)

    07/29/2009 10:02:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 322+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 7/29/2009 | Annie Jacobsen
    When Osama bin Laden was banished from Sudan in 1996, he left the country in a rented Soviet jet an aged and antique Tupolev flown by a Russian pilot he did not trust. With him were a few bodyguards, his military commander, Saif al-Adel, and two sons named Saad and Omar both young men in their late teens. Although it was the corrupt Islamic government of Sudan that had robbed Osama bin Laden of much of his vast personal wealth, he blamed America for his misfortunes, according to Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright. He held America responsible for the...
  • Flip Flop: Donald Trump Now Says Canadian Born Senator Cruz Is Eligible To Be POTUS

    09/10/2015 1:06:53 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 72 replies
    Birther Report ^ | 09/10/15
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reversed his position on Ted Cruzs eligibility to run for president, now saying his Canadian birthplace shouldnt disqualify him. I hear it was checked out by every attorney and every which way and I understand Ted is in fine shape, Trump told ABC News just before speaking at a Capitol Hill rally blasting the Iran nuclear deal. That stands in stark contrast to what Trump said about Cruz in December, when he told ABC News that Cruzs Canadian birth could prevent him from running
  • That Was Quick: Donald Trump Now Says America Has Too Many Problems To Accept Migrants from Syria

    09/10/2015 9:14:09 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 55 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/10/2015 | THe Right Scoop
    Last night Donald Trump was clear on the BillO show that even though he didnt like the idea, that America has a responsibility to accept Syrian migrants here on a humanitarian basis. But tonight hes done a complete 180 and now says America has too many problems to take in migrants from this crisis in the Middle East. VIDEO at Link.
  • Trump flipflops on crucial issue of importing Muslim refugees

    09/10/2015 9:21:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/10/2015 | Ed Straker
    Here is, word for word, in context, what Donald Trump said Tuesday about admitting Muslim refugees from the Middle East: Bill O'Reilly: You know thousands will come to the United States. Now do you object to migrants who are getting out of the Middle East and North Africa coming to the USA? Trump: I hate the concept of it but on a humanitarian basis with what's happening you have to. Here is, word for word in context, what Donald Trump said on Wednesday about admitting Muslim refugees from the Middle East: Hannity: Should we allow any of them [Muslim...
  • Donald Trump: Legalize ALL the Drugs [wayback machine]

    09/07/2015 1:58:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 8, 2015 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    ".....The reform-minded Trump of decades past is a far more attractive figure than his current incarnation, at least in the eyes of the pro-legalization advocates of today. Well, I certainly think he had it right in 1990, and what he said then actually seemed to understand the situation, David Boaz, executive vice president of the libertarian Cato Institute, told The Daily Beast. My sense is that looking for consistent philosophy or even policies in Donald Trumps statements is a pretty fruitless exercise. Boaz also pointed out that Trump recently voiced his support for medical marijuana, and that when asked about...
  • Trump open to big campaign donors - "moral investment"

    08/23/2015 10:58:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 23, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Although Donald Trump has suggested he would use his vast wealth to self-fund his campaign, freeing him from the control of special interests, the Republican frontrunner said Sunday he was open to major campaign donations. "We have a lot of small contributors. I would even take big contributors, as long as they don't expect anything, because the only people that can expect something from me is going to be the people that want to see our country be great again," Trump said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "I actually like the idea of investing in a campaign, but it has...
  • Scott Walker backtracks on reaction to gay Boy Scout leaders

    07/15/2015 3:01:13 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2015 | Adam Lerner
    Scott Walker stumbled over his own prior comments Wednesday, saying that when he called on the Boy Scouts to reinstate a ban on gay leaders because it protected children, he meant the ban protected them from media scrutiny. The protection was not a physical protection, Walker said Wednesday at an event in South Carolina, according to The New York Times. Rather, the Wisconsin governor continued, he was referring to protecting them from being involved in the very thing youre talking about right now, the political and media discussion about it, instead of just focusing on what Scouts is about, which...
  • Visit to Germany: Gov. Walker says world will be better with trade agreement

    05/14/2015 9:03:37 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Fox6Now.com ^ | April 14, 2015
    MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tells a German audience that young people around the world will be stronger if a new trade agreement between the United States and the European Union can be reached.Walker made his comments Tuesday at the Hannover Messe trade show.A recording of his comments provided to The Associated Press shows the likely Republican presidential candidate voiced his support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP. Negotiations between the U.S. and EU began on it in 2013 but many Europeans remain skeptical over concerns about environmental protections, labor security and other issues.Walker referenced...
  • Storm gathers over Pakistan "coup" memo

    11/17/2011 9:05:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Hindu ^ | November 17, 2011 | Anita Joshua
    Storm gathers over Pakistan "coup" memo Anita Joshua Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani is reported to have tendered his resignation on Wednesday (American time) following allegations that he had submitted a memo on behalf of President Asif Ali Zardari to former U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen to pre-empt a possible coup in the wake of the May 2 operation against al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. However, several hours after news broke of the resignation offer made during the night (Pakistani time), there was no word from the Government on whether it had been accepted or not....
  • Ted Cruz's Path From George W. Bush Adviser to Immigration Reform Opponent

    04/30/2015 10:18:52 AM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 43 replies
    national journal ^ | May 23, 2013 | Beth Reinhard
    May 23, 2013 In 2000, Ted Cruz was known as a Texas-raised, Harvard-trained domestic policy adviser to the George W. Bush campaign. Bush was a two-term governor from a border state who was determined to fix what he saw as a broken, inhumane immigration system. Cruz helped craft the campaigns immigration policy, which called for speeding up the application process, increasing the number of work visas, and allowing the relatives of permanent residents to visit the U.S. while their applicants were pending. Family values dont stop at the Rio Grande, Bush used to say. Bush, a self-described compassionate conservative, went...
  • Scott Walker: The Biggest Flip Flopper You'll Ever Find?

    03/11/2015 12:38:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Iowa Repiblican ^ | 03/11/2015 | Craig Robinson
    Governor Scott Walker has taken Iowa Republicans by storm. In the span of just a couple months, Walker has gone from a potential candidate who everyone seemed to like, to the frontrunner for the 2016 Republican caucuses. By every indicator available buzz, staff hires, endorsement, or poll numbers Walker is the lead horse in the Iowa caucus race. Walkers campaign in Iowa is moving so fast that it will make your head spin. But thats not all that is moving at a fast pace for Walker. Some of his long held positions seem to be on the move...
  • US Gives Intelligence To Assad For Targetting Isis Commanders

    08/23/2014 9:10:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 114 replies
    IBTimes Co., Ltd. ^ | August 23, 2014 15:58 BST | Tom Porter
    Western intelligence agencies have been assisting the Syrian government of Bashar al Assad fight militants of Isis (now called the 'Islamic State'), by providing details on the location of militant leaders for targeted air strikes. The information was passed to Assad's government by German intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), which acted as an intermediary, a source told the Independent... In recent weeks, Syrian forces have launched a series of airstrikes against Islamic State commanders and headquarters, as they battle to halt the advance of jihadist forces from their stronghold in the east of the country. The Assad regime has been accused...
  • Who Said It? Some Amazing Flip-Flops on Same-Sex Marriage

    07/27/2014 7:32:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Michael Brown
    Are you ready to take a little test? Im going to ask a series of short, informational questions followed by one philosophical question, so the test is in two parts. Part One: Informational Who said this and when did he or she say it? Quote: I remain opposed to same-sex marriage. I believe marriage is an institution for the union of a man and a woman. This has been my long-standing position, and it is not being reviewed or reconsidered. Answer: That was former President Bill Clinton in an interview with the flagship gay publication The Advocate in 1996. Quote:...
  • Kennedys honor George H.W. Bush's read my lips flip-flop with Profile of Courage award

    03/29/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    Kennedys honor George H.W. Bush's read my lips flip-flop with Profile of Courage award The Kennedy foundation is praising George H.W. Bush for risking his reputation and ultimately his political career by forging an important compromise on the budget in 1990. Jack Schlossberg, President Kennedys grandson and a Yale University student, will present the award to Bush at a ceremony in May. George H.W. Bushs epic read my lips: no new taxes promise cost him a second White House term, but its earning him a 2014 Profile in Courage award from the Kennedy clan. Despite his fervent pledge against a...
  • Condi Rice Blasts Obama on Weakness, Leadership

    03/27/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 27, 2014 | Steven F. Hayes
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States' position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obamas ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world.
  • Condi Rice Blasts Obama on Weakness, Leadership

    03/27/2014 12:57:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 3/27/14 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States' position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obamas ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world. Rice Right now, theres a vacuum, she told a crowd of more than two thousand attending the National Republican Congressional Committees annual dinner last night in Washington, D.C. Theres a vacuum because weve decided to lower our voice. Weve decided to step back. Weve decided that if we step back and lower our voice, others will lead, other things will fill that vacuum. Citing Bashar...
  • Crist: ObamaCare has been great

    03/09/2014 11:53:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 9, 2014 | Keith Laing
    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) said Sunday that President Obamas controversial healthcare law has been great for residents of his state. Crist has sharply criticized the healthcare law in the past. But the former Republican governor and 2008 GOP vice-presidential short-lister is running for his old post this year as a Democrat this year. Crist said during an appearance on CNNs State of the Union that he would have no problem running on the healthcare bill, which is known colloquially as ObamaCare, as he seeks to regain his former office. I dont think so at all, Crist said when...
  • The Austerity Flip-Flop (Krugman)

    01/05/2014 3:13:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Marginal Revolution ^ | January 5, 2014 at 7:07 am | Alex Tabarrok
    On April 28, 2013 Paul Krugman clearly said that 2013 was a test of market monetarism:But as Mike Konczal points out, we are in effect getting a test of the market monetarist view right now, with the Fed having adopted more expansionary policies even as fiscal policy tightens.Yesterday (Jan 4, 2014) however, Paul Krugman, said:I dont take seriously the claims of market monetarists that the failure of growth to collapse in 2013 somehow showed that fiscal policy doesnt matter.
  • Former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist Apologizes for Backing State's Ban on Gay Marriage

    01/03/2014 6:46:18 PM PST · by massmike · 36 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | 01/03/2014 | KATHERINE WEBER
    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist recently issued an apology for backing the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in 2008. Crist said in a recent interview with the Orlando-based LGBT publication Watermark Online that he regrets backing Florida's constitutional Amendment 2, which was approved by nearly 62 percent of voters in 2008 and defines marriage as being exclusively for one man and one woman. "I'm sorry I did that. It was a mistake. I was wrong. Please forgive me," Crist told the publication. "I made a mistake. I'm not perfect That's the journey I'm on and I'm still...
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    12/19/2013 9:58:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2013 | Larry Elder
    PolitiFact has awarded their "Lie of the Year" to President Barack Obama for his promise that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it." PolitiFact, a feature of the Tampa Bay Times, purports to rate the truthfulness of statements/assertions made by politicians. The accurate are rated "true," then slide down the scale to "mostly true," 'half true," "mostly false" and "false." The biggest "lies" -- the most egregious -- are awarded, as PolitiFact puts it, a "Pants on Fire!" rating. (Full disclosure: As I recently wrote, PunditFact, its sister feature, recently gave me an undeserved "mostly false.")...
  • [100% of] Senate Dems Up for Re-Election in 2014 to Back Delay of Obamacare Enrollment Deadline

    10/23/2013 3:43:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | October 23, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    On Wednesday, CNNs Dana Bash tweeted that all Senate Democrats up for re-election in 2014 will reportedly support a delay of Obamacares enrollment deadline. The Democrats' push comes shortly after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recently launched a crusade against Obamacare. Cruzs efforts and those of Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) showed the American people the president and Senate Democrats were unwilling to compromise on Obamacare, and the Democrats stubbornness resulted in a temporary partial government shutdown and a short-lived debt crisis scare.