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  • Top Secret Info Handled By Up to 30 Different Accounts On Hillary Clinton’s Server

    02/11/2016 7:41:22 AM PST · by Rockitz · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | John Hayward
    The Clinton email scandal is getting bigger again, as Fox News cites a source close to the investigation who says at least a dozen different accounts on Hillary Clinton’s notorious homebrew email server handled Top Secret material. The number of different accounts could be as high as 30. “The official said the accounts include not only Clinton’s but those of top aides – including Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, Jake Sullivan and Philippe Reines – as well as State Department Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy and others. There is no public evidence they were authorized to receive the intelligence...
  • Cruz disciples take aim at Obama's immigration orders

    02/11/2016 6:52:33 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2016
    A pair of Texas litigators are following Cruz's lead as they gird for a Supreme Court battle this April. On the campaign trail, Ted Cruz has vowed to rescind President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration - but it's two of his former aides who could actually kill it. Scott Keller and Chip Roy - who served in top roles in Cruz's Senate office - are now litigators on behalf of Texas, leading the lawsuit against Obama's unilateral actions, which are at the cornerstone of the president's immigration legacy. The duo's positions also underscore Cruz's enduring influence and reach...
  • GOP asks: Can Trump and Cruz be stopped? [This time the shoe is on the other foot]

    02/11/2016 4:27:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Neil Stanage
    The Republican establishment is grappling with an uncomfortable reality: No single candidate is about to be crowned as its standard-bearer after New Hampshire's primary. And that means Donald Trump and Ted Cruz could be sprinting toward the presidential nomination before a third rival gets out of the starting blocks. "The only way for Donald Trump or Ted Cruz to be stopped is for the establishment to finally rally around one candidate - and it doesn't look like that is going to happen anytime soon," said Ron Bonjean, a Republican strategist and a former aide to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill....
  • 10,000+ Attend Trump Rally in South Carolina – Polling Preview…(Trump 36-Cruz 20)

    02/10/2016 9:18:06 PM PST · by GilGil · 173 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2/10/2016 | Sundance
    With the republican primary race now heading to South Carolina we take a look at the last verifiable polling (large sample, low MOE) which was taken by NBC and the Wall Street Journal in January (full pdf below). Remember the golden rule of MSM polling. “When polls are silent, it generally means the outcomes are adverse to their preferred media narrative."
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/11

    02/10/2016 9:00:02 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 166 replies
    My own workup | 02/11/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The South Carolina Primary takes place in nine days. Only vote on this thread on: 02/11/2016 another thread will pop up moments before: 02/12/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it three minutes or so on each...
  • Limbaugh: Trump Built the ‘Coalition’ the GOP Claims to Want —

    02/10/2016 5:38:19 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10,2016 | JEFF POOR
    "Trump won, the exit polls were right," Limbaugh continued. "Trump won men. He won women. He won every age group. He won every ideology. Liberal, conservative, moderate, Libertarian. Every group Trump won a majority of voters. He won among people who had gone to college and people who hadn't. He won among people who only had a high school education; he won among people who did not have a high school education. He won every single age bracket. He won those groups by huge margins. He won men 3-to-1 over second place finisher. Women he won 2-to-1. Voters under 30...
  • US Army orders hundreds of soldiers back to southern Afghanistan

    02/10/2016 6:46:59 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 35 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    For the first time since combat operations were declared over at the end of 2014, a battalion of 500 U.S. Army infantrymen is being sent to southern Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Province where the Taliban have made a comeback, Fox News has learned. The decision, confirmed by defense officials, is a sign of military escalation in the country even as the Obama administration tries to draw down. The battalion is meant to relieve a company of 150 soldiers, giving the U.S. Army nearly 350 more soldiers to prevent the Taliban from taking over volatile Helmand province. The Army's 2-87 infantry battalion,...
  • Report on Syria conflict finds 11.5% of population killed or injured

    02/10/2016 4:51:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 10 February 2016 | Ian Black
    Syria’s national wealth, infrastructure and institutions have been “almost obliterated” by the “catastrophic impact” of nearly five years of conflict, a new report has found. Fatalities caused by war, directly and indirectly, amount to 470,000, according to the Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR) – a far higher total than the figure of 250,000 used by the United Nations until it stopped collecting statistics 18 months ago. In all, 11.5% of the country’s population have been killed or injured since the crisis erupted in March 2011, the report estimates. The number of wounded is put at 1.9 million. Life expectancy...
  • Ted Cruz Not Eligible To Be POTUS, According to Most Plausible Interpretation of Constitution

    02/10/2016 1:55:32 PM PST · by drewh · 306 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/10/16
    With Ted Cruz the victor of the first contest of the GOP nominating calendar, we can no longer avoid the question mischievously posed by Donald Trump: Is Cruz ineligible to be president? Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. The Constitution says that only a “natural born citizen” can be president. Is Cruz a natural born citizen? (You may recall that before he attacked Cruz on this front, Trump spent months flogging a ludicrous version of this critique against President Obama, who was actually born in the United States, unlike Cruz.) The words natural...
  • Jeb Bush: Temporary Muslim Ban 'Horrific,' Illegal Immigration 'Act of Love'

    02/10/2016 3:20:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/10/16 | JOHN NOLTE
    Everything wrong with Jeb Bush can be summed up in his approach to border security and American sovereignty. As we all now know, the former Florida governor considers illegal immigration an "act of love" on the part of the illegal immigrant sneaking into America illegally. Wednesday morning on "Morning Joe," after barely getting out of New Hampshire alive, Bush repeatedly described frontrunner Donald Trump's proposed temporary ban on foreign Muslims as "horrific." You don't have to agree with the idea of Trump's temporary ban to see the benefits of such a thing, or why two-thirds of Republican voters in a...
  • Rush: If Conservatism Is Your Only Priority, There Is No Choice Other Than Ted Cruz

    02/10/2016 2:17:21 PM PST · by TBBT · 489 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 2/10/16 | Rush Limbaugh
    If conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz, because you are exactly right: This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan. ***snip*** But for those of you that conservatism's the answer and conservatism is the way, you have no choice here. Ted Cruz has got to be your guy. There's nobody even close. Nobody.
  • Onama establishes Federal Privacy Council as part of massive cyber effort (New Executive Order)

    02/10/2016 1:20:11 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 39 replies
    IAPP.org ^ | 02/09/2016 | Sam Pfeifle
    Obama establishes Federal Privacy Council as part of massive cyber effort https://iapp.org/news/a/obama-establishes-federal-privacy-council-as-part-of-massive-cyber-effort/ Obama establishes Federal Privacy Council as part of massive cyber effort Sam Pfeifle The Privacy Advisor | Feb 9, 2016 Obama establishes Federal Privacy Council as part of massive cyber effort As part of his 2017 budget proposal for the United States, President Barack Obama is including $19 billion for cybersecurity efforts, a 35-percent increase over fiscal year 2016. The funds will go toward a Cybersecurity National Action Plan, which includes the hiring of a chief information security officer, a $3.1 billion fund for IT modernization at the...
  • Carly Fiorina: I’m out

    02/10/2016 1:16:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | AllahPundit
    It’s a distant memory now but in the last two weeks of September, after her celebrated attack on Trump at the second Republican debate, she was in double digits nationally and in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina. Then everyone just … moved on and she was a low single-digits candidate the rest of the way. Even now, I’m not sure what she did to fade so quickly and durably. I suppose it was a simple matter of her being outraised and outspent and then suffocated by Trump’s total domination of earned media.Of all the dark-horse candidates who’ve run in...
  • Anti-Cruz group launches $1.5 million ad blitz in South Carolina

    02/10/2016 12:46:36 PM PST · by McGruff · 93 replies
    POLUTICO ^ | February 10, 2016 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Ted Cruz's critics are wasting no time hitting him in South Carolina. American Future Fund, a conservative group that spent heavily against Cruz in Iowa, will begin airing a TV commercial in South Carolina that labels Cruz as "weak" on national security -- a damaging label in military-heavy South Carolina. The spot ties Cruz to Bernie Sanders, the liberal insurgent who's gaining momentum in the Democratic primary, and President Barack Obama. "Ted Cruz talks tough on national security. But look at his record. Cruz voted with Bernie Sanders against defense spending," the ad says. "Cruz sided with Obama to weaken...
  • The Nuclear Option: Donald Trump Built A Juggernaut And Had The Media Pay For It

    02/10/2016 12:17:03 PM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Charles Hurt
    Why does the mainstream media heap such scorn and disbelief on Donald Trump over his promise to build a great wall along the border with Mexico — and make Mexico pay for it? After all, Donald Trump has built a winning presidential campaign — and made the media pay for it.
  • Fiorina drops out [her statement on facebook]

    02/10/2016 12:09:20 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 67 replies
    facebook ^ | 02/10/2016 | Carly Fiorina
    This campaign was always about citizenship—taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I've said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I'm not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer...
  • Cruz: New Hampshire, Iowa Show Only I Can Beat Trump

    02/10/2016 10:42:37 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 176 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Feb. 10, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    "You cannot beat Donald Trump coming from the left," Cruz told reporters here before a rally. "You see more moderate candidates standing on the debate stage and saying, 'Gosh, Donald, we need more amnesty. Gosh, Donald, don't be so tough on radical Islamic terrorism.' That's not going to work." "The only way to beat Donald Trump is to highlight the simple truth of his record," Cruz added. "It is not conservative." -snip- After coming in first in the Iowa caucuses, Cruz finished a distant third behind Trump on Tuesday night in New Hampshire, though he joked he deserves the same...
  • How New Hampshire turned into a nightmare for the Republican establishment

    02/10/2016 9:14:12 AM PST · by NRx · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-10-2016 | Chris Cillizza
    It's hard to imagine the New Hampshire primary going any worse for establishment Republicans. Desperate to find a candidate to coalesce around in hopes of stopping the populist insurrection of Donald Trump and the conservative uprising championed by Ted Cruz, the establishment instead got the opposite: a three-way split decision between John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio that ensures an extended, nasty and expensive fight simply to emerge as the third guy in the top tier. The goal for most unaligned establishment Republicans heading into the eight-day gap between Iowa's caucuses and New Hampshire's primary was that Rubio emerge...
  • WATCH LIVE: Sen. Ted Cruz rallies in Myrtle Beach

    02/10/2016 8:41:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    WMBF News ^ | February 10, 2016
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is speaking in Myrtle Beach Wednesday morning. Mobile users, tap here to watch the event live from your deviceSenator Cruz will be speaking from Ground Zero on Chester Street. Ground Zero is a youth-focused Christian non-profit organization based in Myrtle Beach.
  • Community rallies to attend veteran’s funeral

    02/10/2016 8:39:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Amanda Baillie
    When word spread that WWII/Korean War vet had no one to mourn him, that changed quickly He died an American hero, but with no family to mourn him. On Tuesday, however, Sergeant First Class Sidney Dean Cochran was buried with full military honors, surrounded by hundreds of strangers who came to pay their respects to the World War II veteran. Thanks to a social media campaign that began with a post on funeral director Ryan Jensen’s wife’s Facebook page, word quickly spread about the service.
  • CNN: Christie talking with advisors about campaign, expected to pull out

    02/10/2016 7:45:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Chris Christie may have won a battle against Marco Rubio in New Hampshire, but he ended up losing the war. Despite having rattled Rubio enough during the debate to reverse his Iowa momentum, Christie wound up trailing Rubio by three points and finishing well out of the delegate hunt. With his Granite State strategy in shreds and his inability to qualify for the next Republican debate, Christie went home to New Jersey last night instead of making his promised visit to South Carolina: Christie told supporters Tuesday evening that he is heading back to New Jersey Wednesday -- and...
  • North Korea 'executes army chief of staff'

    02/10/2016 7:02:36 AM PST · by NRx · 34 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 02-10-2016 | Reuters
    North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, which, if true, would be the latest in a series of executions, purges and disappearances under its young leader. The news comes amid heightened tension surrounding isolated North Korea after its Sunday launch of a long-range rocket, which came about a month after it drew international condemnation for conducting its fourth nuclear test. A source familiar with North Korean affairs also told Reuters that Ri had been executed. The source declined to be identified, given the sensitivity of the matter.
  • Armageddon for the GOP Establishment

    02/10/2016 5:56:27 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | February 10, 2016 | JEREMY CARL
    The night could have gone worse for the GOP establishment-but I'm not really sure how. Not only did Donald Trump win an overwhelming victory in New Hampshire, but the establishment lane of viable candidates got more crowded than it had been going in. And remember that since the current primary calendar was inaugurated in 1976, no GOP nominee has ever emerged without winning Iowa or New Hampshire. In case you haven't been paying attention, that means that, if history is a guide, the GOP is likely going to be choosing between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as a nominee, which...
  • Donald Trump in Driver's Seat on Way to Presidential Nomination

    02/10/2016 5:38:36 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | February 10 | FRED BARNES
    Donald Trump got everything he wanted in New Hampshire primary--and a whole lot more. He's not only a stronger frontrunner in the Republican race than ever; he's now in the driver's seat on the road to the presidential nomination. Trump is dominant. Here are a few examples: Every Republican candidate who finished first and second in Iowa and New Hampshire has won the presidential nomination. Having done so, Trump is now in a class with Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, and Mitt Romney. John McCain was a partial exception in 2000, having basically skipped Iowa...
  • N. Korea's military chief executed on corruption charges: source

    02/09/2016 11:12:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/10
    N. Korea's military chief executed on corruption charges: source 2016/02/10 16:07 SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Yonhap) -- The chief of North Korea's military was executed this month on corruption and other charges, a source familiar with North Korean affairs said Wednesday. Army Gen. Ri Yong-gil, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, also faced charges of pursuing personal gains, the source said. (END)
  • Hillary Clinton LEADING Bernie Sanders 15-13 in New Hampshire Delegates (90% reporting)

    02/09/2016 10:23:03 PM PST · by drewh · 84 replies
    she's gonna steal it from Bernie with the super delegates! Candidate Votes % Delegates Sanders ✓ 138,414 60.0 13 ••••••••••••• Clinton 88,623 38.4 15 ••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 28 of 32 delegates accounted for in New Hampshire. HuffPost counts unpledged delegates who have publicly stated their intent to vote for a candidate. More info »
  • Trump Wins Every Demographic, Including Beating Cruz by 12% for "very conservative" voters

    02/09/2016 10:01:30 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 217 replies
    CNN Exit Polls ^ | 02/09/2016 | CNN
    See link for breakdown. Trump dominates everything. Men, women, young, old, graduates, non-graduates, moderates, conservatives, very conservatives. There is not a single category he did not dominate. Trump's huge leads among very conservative and conservative are also very interesting: For just Conservative: Trump 36% vs Cruz 15%. For Somewhat Conservative: Trump 36% vs. Cruz 9% For Very Conservative: Trump 35% to Cruz 23%
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/10

    02/09/2016 9:00:08 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 213 replies
    My own workup | 02/10/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The South Carolina Primary takes place in ten days. Only vote on this thread on: 02/10/2016 another thread will pop up moments before: 02/11/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it three minutes or so on each...
  • TRUMP, SANDERS PROJECTED TO WIN NH PRIMARY

    02/09/2016 5:15:59 PM PST · by SunStar · 78 replies
    Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders are the winners in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, Fox News projects, helping reset the race after both candidates placed second in last week’s Iowa caucuses. The projection is based on Fox News exit polls and early voting returns.
  • Two-Thirds of NH GOP Voters Support Trump’s Muslim Ban

    02/09/2016 4:05:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb 2016 | John Nolte
    According to the New Hampshire exit polls, a full 66% of Republican voters back a “ban on Muslims from entering the U.S.” This obviously is good news for Donald Trump, who proposed a temporary ban on foreign Muslims entering the country until our government is in a better position to avoid another Sacramento terror attack. The female jihadist who committed that terror attack was here on a fiancée visa. By all accounts, Trump made this proposal based only on his instincts, not any kind of focus group polling. Every other candidate in the Republican primary disagreed with the proposal, many...
  • 'We will encircle all of Israel with a security fence' (Netanyahu)

    02/09/2016 1:03:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 2/9/2016, 5:14 PM | Nitsan Keidar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu toured on Tuesday the route of the fence being built along Israel's eastern border with Jordan. Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and Southern District commander Eyal Zamir also participated in the tour along the route of the anticipated 30-kilometer fence. So far, five kilometers of the border fence have been erected. [...] The Prime Minister expressed his opinion that all of Israel should be surrounded by some sort of border fence. "At the end, in the State of Israel, as I see it, there will be a fence that spans it...
  • House Lawmakers to Vote on Bill to Reduce GI Bill Transfer Benefits

    02/09/2016 11:51:24 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 26 replies
    Military dot Com ^ | Feb 9 2016 | Amy Bushatz
    Legislation that would cut by half the Post-9/11 GI Bill housing allowance payments transferrable to children of troops is set for a vote Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The language, part of the Veterans Employment, Education and Healthcare Act, only cuts the payment for children of service members using the transferred funding.
  • Once again, Ted Cruz has an under-appreciated strength in New Hampshire

    02/09/2016 12:53:16 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2015 | Boris Shor, Will Cubbison, Craig Goodman and Josh Putnam
    They might not make national headlines, but local endorsements in presidential primaries matter. According to the influential book "The Party Decides," such endorsements reveal party elites trying to come to a decision about which candidate they should mutually support. They are leading indicators of vote - and delegate - outcomes. In many ways, they are better at predicting how the race will turn out than opinion polls. As we'll explain below, in New Hampshire, Ted Cruz has built up a commanding lead of these endorsements - especially compared with Marco Rubio and Donald Trump, which indicates a reservoir of strength...
  • Obama's $319 Billion Oil Tax Plan Raised to $10.25 a Barrel

    02/09/2016 12:27:48 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Bloomberg | February 9, 2016 | Jennifer A Dlouhy and Brian Wingfield
    No excerpt from Bloomberg allowed, story here.
  • Trump: Border wall will cost $8 billion

    02/09/2016 12:07:05 PM PST · by onyx · 146 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue February 9, 2016 | By Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)Donald Trump estimated on Tuesday that it will cost about $8 billion to build the wall he has promised to erect on the U.S.'s southern border if elected president.Trump has vowed to force Mexico to pay for the border wall and said Tuesday on MSNBC that the hefty $8 billion price tag "is a tiny fraction of the money that we lose with Mexico" on trade."The wall is probably $8 billion, which is a tiny fraction of the money that we lose with Mexico. We lose a tremendous amount of trade deficits. We have a trade deficit...
  • New Trump ad slams Cruz as the 'worst kind of Washington insider'

    02/09/2016 11:20:56 AM PST · by kiryandil · 166 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 9, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer, CNN
    Donald Trump is launching an offensive against Ted Cruz in South Carolina, calling him the "worst kind of Washington insider" in a wide-ranging attack ad that paints him as dishonest, unsavory and inconsistent. Cruz and Trump have both labored to position themselves as the race's outsiders, a claim that Trump looks to rebut in the new South Carolina spot. "What kind of man talks from both sides of his mouth on amnesty for illegals on national television -- and still denies it?" a narrator says in the advertisement. "Who took more than a million dollars in sweetheart loans from Wall...
  • Trump repeats vulgar word audience member uses to describe Cruz

    02/08/2016 7:49:41 PM PST · by Coronal · 411 replies
    KWCH 12 ^ | Feb 08, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire Donald Trump on Monday night repeated the offensive term a woman attending his rally shouted in reference to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. After first calling on a woman close to the stage to "shout it out" again, Trump repeated the woman's one-word insult aimed at Cruz: "She said he's a pussy." The term was flung into the political orbit just a day before the New Hampshire primary as Trump was discussing Cruz's apparent hesitation during the last GOP debate on whether he would support waterboarding. Suddenly, Trump stopped mid-sentence, pointing to a woman near him in the...
  • Donald Trump's creative defense of vulgar insult: 'I was doing everybody a favor'

    02/09/2016 9:47:12 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 198 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/09/2016 | Colin Campbell
    As New Hampshire voters headed to the polls Tuesday, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump downplayed his use of a crude insult the day before. "It was like a retweet," Trump said during an interview on "Fox & Friends." "I would never say a word like that," he further insisted.
  • Obama budget forecasts sharp increase in deficit in fiscal 2016

    02/09/2016 8:15:07 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09 FEB 16 | Staff
    President Barack Obama is sending Congress his eighth and final budget, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives. They include launching a new war on cancer, combating global warming and fighting growing threats from ISIS terrorists. The new spending plan, for the budget year that begins Oct. 1 -- just 3 1/2 months before he leaves office -- is facing heavy fire from Republicans who hope to capture the White House. The proposal had dim prospects of winning approval in a Republican-controlled Congress. In all, Obama's budget would increase taxes by $2.6 trillion over the...
  • Clinton staff shakeup may be coming

    02/09/2016 7:46:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/2016
    Hillary Clinton is weighing a staff shakeup after Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, according to Politico. Both Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, are unhappy with the direction of the campaign's messaging and digital operations and had been considering changing staff and strategy after the first four voting states. But a source told Politico that the Clintons now want to consider such changes earlier. Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders by a razor-thin margin in last week's Iowa caucuses, but the latest polls show her trailing Sanders by double digits in New Hampshire, which will hold its primary Tuesday. "The Clintons...
  • Bernie Sanders Prevails and G.O.P. Has 3-Way Tie as 3 New Hampshire Towns Vote

    02/09/2016 5:28:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2015 | Jess Bidgood
    The results are in. Or, at least, the first results from the tiny New Hampshire towns - Dixville Notch, Millsfield and Hart's Location - that practice the time-honored tradition of voting at midnight to claim the distinction of casting the election's first primary ballots. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont emerged as the Democrats' big winner of the wee hours on Tuesday, with 17 votes in total, while Hillary Clinton received nine. On the Republican side, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Donald J. Trump and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio each had nine votes. Oh, and in Hart's Location, a Democrat...
  • National poll: Cruz and Rubio surged after Iowa

    02/09/2016 4:10:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | February 9, 2015 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are riding a wave of momentum after strong finishes in Iowa. Donald Trump maintains a double-digit lead over his Republican rivals, but Rubio has experienced the largest surge, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey tracking poll released Tuesday. The billionaire businessman has 35 percent support nationally among Republicans and Republican-leaning voters. Ted Cruz, who won the Iowa caucuses last week, has 20 percent support, followed by Rubio in third with 17 percent support. Ben Carson is at 7 percent, and the rest of the field is at 3 percent or less. While Trump still leads by...
  • American Research Group, Inc. [Final Poll Trump 33%+3 Kasich 17%+1 - Sanders 53%nc Clinton 44%+3]

    02/08/2016 8:02:28 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 47 replies
    ARG ^ | 2/8/16 | ARG
    2016 Iowa Caucuses Pollster Ratings The following tables list the accuracy of pollsters in the February 1, 2016 Iowa Democratic and Republican presidential caucuses using the measure of polling accuracy proposed by Martin, Traugott, and Kennedy. An accuracy measure of 0.00 indicates that the odds ratio of the survey results matches the odds ratio of the actual results (the closer the accuracy score is to 0.00, the better).
  • Kasich, Sanders win first first-in-the-nation primary contests - Cruz takes Millsfield

    02/08/2016 11:54:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Daniel Chaitin
    As the clock struck midnight, voting began in three tiny towns in New Hampshire, including Dixville Notch, whose residents have a pretty good reputation for picking the eventual party nominees. The other two towns participating in midnight voting are Millsfield and Hart's Location. "...............In Millsfield, Ted Cruz reportedly pulled away from the pack with nine votes, ahead of second place Trump. Clinton beat Sanders two votes to one. Kasich earned a second victory in Hart's Location, beating second place Trump five votes to four. Meanwhile, Sanders took a commanding 12 votes to Clinton's five.
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/09

    02/08/2016 8:59:59 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 259 replies
    My own workup | 02/09/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The New Hampshire Primary takes place today. Only vote on this thread on: 02/09/2016 another thread will pop up moments before: 02/10/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it three minutes or so on each end, so...
  • Ted Cruz Wants To Raise Taxes On Your Grandma

    02/08/2016 7:00:17 PM PST · by kiryandil · 217 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Chris "The Thrill" Matthews
    **snip** ...Ted Cruz has endorsed policies that would fundamentally change who pays the federal government’s bills, and how.Expect the establishment wing of the Republican Party to increasingly draw attention to this fact, especially when it comes to his tax policy. While on the one hand Cruz’s plan hews to Republican orthodoxy in its large tax cuts for the wealthy, he also embraces a European-style Value Added Tax, which is a lot like a sales tax, as replacement for all payroll taxes, and which would enable the elimination of all income tax outside a 10% flat tax for all earners...**snip** ...The...
  • Judge Again Denies Texas Request to Ban Syrian Refugees

    02/08/2016 6:29:46 PM PST · by Elderberry · 67 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/8/2016
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge denied for the second time a request by Texas to bar relief agencies from bringing Syrian refugees into the state, a decision that could have a bearing on the attempts of 30 other governors to block refugees from their states. U.S. District Judge David Godbey said the Republican leaders who have fought the resettlement have not shown Texas would suffer irreparable harm.
  • EXCLUSIVE– Donald J. Trump First Candidate to Reply to the ‘Sessions Test’

    02/08/2016 3:50:45 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 111 replies
    Question 1: How would you vote (or how did you vote) on fast-track, and would you support or oppose advancing a final trade agreement which enters the United States into a new international commission with binding authority on future United States trade policy? ANSWER: I was steadfastly opposed to giving Obama his Fast-Track powers, and would have absolutely voted against it. This is one of the strongest distinctions between me and the other candidates in this race. The Congress, apparently under the magical spell of donors, gave massive new powers to a President who has repeatedly abused his authority. The...
  • Michael Bloomberg says he is actively considering running for president as an independent

    02/08/2016 2:09:43 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:20 EST, 8 February 2016 | David Martosko
    Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, confirmed on Monday that he is actively considering running for president as an independent. In a dramatic interview, the 73-year-old said he was 'looking at all the options' and expressed disgust at the current state of the White House race. Bloomberg would be the richest candidate in American political history with a fortune of $36 billion, dwarfing the resources of Republican Donald Trump and enabling him to self-fund a campaign many times over.
  • Bush: I will not blame Obama 'for a single thing’

    02/08/2016 1:12:54 PM PST · by detective · 155 replies
    MSN News ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Jeb Bush vowed Monday that he will not scapegoat President Obama for any challenges he faces should he be elected president. "My pledge to you - when I'm president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing," he told listeners at the Nashua Country Club in Nashua, N.H. "The day that I'm sworn into office, I'm on watch - whatever it is.