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  • Scott Walker expands 2016 lead in Iowa poll

    07/31/2015 2:27:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    National Sun Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Chad Merda P
    It’s one of the few polls that has some separation atop the 2016 GOP field, and it shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker expanding his lead. The new Iowa poll conducted by Bloomberg Politics and the Des Moines Register has Walker getting support from 17 percent of the 402 registered Iowa voters who say they are likely to attend 2016 GOP caucuses. In the previous poll, Walker came in at 15 percent. [snip] In favorability rankings, Walker also leads the pack, with 66 percent of Republicans saying they view him favorably. [snip]
  • U.S. intel preparing for massive breach of classified data in Hillary Clinton emails

    07/30/2015 6:23:21 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 58 replies
    The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday. The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets.
  • CCAGW Honors Sen. Ted Cruz for Being a “Taxpayer Super Hero”

    07/30/2015 8:03:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Business Wire ^ | July 30, 2015 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in the Senate. Sen. Cruz was one of the 17 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2014 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.” Since he was elected in 2012, he has a lifetime rating of 99 percent. The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, highlights the voting records of all 535 members of Congress. It identifies members whose impeccable voting records helped...
  • Trump Goes Mushy, Incoherent on Immigration (gee, who coulda seen this?)

    07/30/2015 6:02:43 PM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 249 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-30-15 | Ben Shapiro
    Has Donald Trump made his first serious boo-boo of the campaign? For weeks, the media have trumpeted the supposed death of the Trump campaign. First, they claimed, Trump’s campaign imploded on launch thanks to his comments about illegal immigration. Then they claimed that Trump was finished because of his slap at Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% ’s (R-AZ) war service. But neither of those comments alienated Trump’s base – he’s maintained his seven point lead over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the 2016 presidential polls, with no other candidate breaking double-digits in the polls. In fact, his original comments about...
  • Jeb Bush was director of philanthropy that gave tens of millions to Planned Parenthood

    07/30/2015 5:07:31 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 222 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Ben Johnson
    NEW YORK, July 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of "unrestricted access to abortion" around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board. In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the vision of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He resigned from the board at the end of 2014...
  • Ted Cruz fires back at Mitt Romney: You got 'clobbered' by Obama for a reason

    07/30/2015 3:33:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    MSN / The Business Insider ^ | July 30, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn't backing off the tough rhetoric he's used to describe the Iran nuclear deal, despite criticism leveled by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday. Cruz has steadfastly maintained that President Barack Obama's administration would become a leading state-sponsor of terror if the agreement it struck with Iran makes it past Congress. He and others have argued that Iran would use a windfall from sanctions relief to finance terror abroad. Both Obama and Romney have called Cruz's remarks inappropriate. Romney wrote on Twitter early Thursday that he also opposes the Iran deal, but said Cruz's...
  • UBS increased donations to Clinton Foundation after Hillary’s help with IRS

    07/30/2015 3:29:13 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 30, 2015 | Post Staff Reports
    In early 2009 after Hillary Clinton was sworn in as secretary of state, she met with the Swiss foreign minister in Geneva to discuss the impact of an Internal Revenue Service suit against UBS AG to get the identities of Americans with secret bank accounts, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The Swiss minister stated that if the IRS case proceeded, Switzerland’s largest bank could face prosecution on both sides of the Atlantic either by violating Swiss bank secrecy laws by giving the names to US tax authorities, or refusing and facing criminal charges in US federal court. A...
  • Planned Parenthood video reveals possibility of babies being born alive and killed [for parts]

    07/30/2015 2:37:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 134 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Susan Michelle | Jul 30, 2015
    In the fourth and most startling undercover Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress, Dr. Savita Ginde of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) admits that about 10 percent of their second trimester babies are born “intact” before the abortion procedure is done. CMP points out that “since PPRM does not use digoxin or other feticide in its second trimester procedures, any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law (1 USC 8).” Because PPRM does not use digoxin, this would mean women who are dilated, but have not had the abortion procedure,...
  • Data in Clinton’s ‘secret’ emails came from 5 intelligence agencies

    07/30/2015 2:36:34 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    McClatchy ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Marisa Taylor, Greg Gordon and Anita Kumar
    ASHINGTON The classified emails stored on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server contained information from five U.S. intelligence agencies and included material related to the fatal 2012 Benghazi attacks, McClatchy has learned. Of the five classified emails, the one known to be connected to Benghazi was among 296 emails made public in May by the State Department. Intelligence community officials have determined it was improperly released. Revelations about the emails have put Clinton in the crosshairs of a broadening inquiry into whether she or her aides mishandled classified information when she used a private server set up at...
  • Court Blocks Pro-Life Group From Releasing Videos of Company Selling Aborted Babies

    07/30/2015 1:30:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | July 29, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    A court in California has blocked the pro-life group releasing undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling unborn baby body parts from releasing any videos regarding the middleman, StemExpress. That’s the company Planned Parenthood sells aborted babies to that, in turn, sells them to biotech firms and research universities for research.The Associated Press issued a report on what the court did: A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers.The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical...
  • Donald Trump uses Scottish golf course visit to slate Obama and Hillary Clinton

    07/30/2015 11:35:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 30, 2015 | Severin Carrell
    His pitch is simple: he says he will be America’s greatest selling point. “I think I would just get along very well with Vladimir Putin. I just think so. People say, ‘What do you mean?’ I just think we would ... Obama and him, he hates Obama. Obama hates him. We have unbelievably bad relationships. Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, she was the worst secretary of state in the history of our country. The world blew apart during her reign, now she wants to be president.” His global strategy is also simple: “I’d make our military much stronger and...
  • Ask Zimbabweans: "Cecil the Lion" ?? First-World Problem

    07/30/2015 8:42:37 AM PDT · by Salgak · 50 replies
    Reuters, via YAHOO! ^ | 30 July 2015 | MacDonald Dzirutwe
    For most people in the southern African nation, where unemployment tops 80 percent and the economy continues to feel the after-effects of billion percent hyperinflation a decade ago, the uproar had all the hallmarks of a 'First World Problem'. "Are you saying that all this noise is about a dead lion? Lions are killed all the time in this country," said Tryphina Kaseke, a used-clothes hawker on the streets of Harare. "What is so special about this one?" As with many countries in Africa, in Zimbabwe big wild animals such as lions, elephants or hippos are seen either as a...
  • Parents are shot dead and their daughter is wounded by broken-down motorist they helped

    07/30/2015 10:32:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 120 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2015
    A man who was stopped along a road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation gunned down a family who tried to help him Wednesday, killing the couple and wounding their daughter. Tana Shane, 50, and her husband Jason, 52, who have seven children, were killed, and daughter, Jora, 24, was shot in the head and back, after they assisted 18-year-old suspect Jesus Deniz Mendoza in Pyror, Montana. Jorah survived and managed to run to a local school to get help before returning to the scene. She was then taken to hospital and is said to be 'incoherent'. Mrs Shane drove past...
  • Cruz Slams Romney, Bush Over Iran: GOP Too ‘Scared’ To Speak Truth

    07/30/2015 10:29:38 AM PDT · by VinL · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Matt Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz , appearing on Chad Hasty’s radio program...hammered Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush over their weakness when it comes to standing up to Iran. “First of all let me say that this Iranian nuclear deal is catastrophic,” Cruz said (snip) From there, Cruz specifically pointed out the flaws in Romney and Bush’s comments. “It’s interesting in the past couple of weeks we’ve seen both Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush—both of them—talking about ‘now take it easy guys, you don’t really need to oppose this Iranian nuclear deal quite so forcefully,” Cruz said. (snip) "When you send billions of...
  • Call it 'research,' not 'business,' Planned Parenthood doc says in latest sting video

    07/30/2015 9:08:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 30, 2015
    A Colorado Planned Parenthood doctor stresses calling the harvesting of fetal tissue "research" and not "business" -- and casually pokes around in a petri dish of aborted remains as a colleague exclaims, "Another boy!" -- in the latest video released Thursday by an activist group whose hidden camera stings have imperiled the embattled nonprofit's taxpayer funding. The video’s release by the Center for Medical Progress comes a day after CMP was issued a restraining order preventing it from issuing any new footage of a group that worked with Planned Parenthood, StemExpress. But Thursday’s material focuses almost entirely on a woman...
  • Trump hires former top Palin aide as political director

    07/30/2015 8:37:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/30/2015 | Daniel Strauss
    Donald Trump, who’s polling at the head of the 2016 Republican primary pack, has finally decided to hire a national political director. The media mogul’s presidential campaign announced Thursday that it had hired Michael Glassner for the job.  “Michael is responsible for developing and implementing a national political plan and will oversee strategic planning operations nationwide on behalf of Donald J. Trump for President,” Trump’s campaign said in a statement. In the 2008 cycle, Glassner served as a top aide to Sarah Palin on Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. He’s also a former aide to former Kansas senator...
  • 4th Video Catches Planned Parenthood VP Discussing How to Break the Law to Sell Aborted Babies

    07/30/2015 8:16:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    After three shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a fourth video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president discussing how Planned Parenthood how to break or get around the law to sell aborted babies. New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde, negotiating a fetal body parts deal, agreeing multiple times to illicit pricing per body part harvested, and suggesting ways to avoid legal consequences. In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics...
  • Poll: Trump is Party Pick, but Loses in General Election (Does best against Bernie Sanders

    07/30/2015 7:27:50 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 104 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/30/2015 (7:15 AM ET) | Courtney Such
    ... Trump may have surged ahead of the 2016 Republican candidates, but if he ever became the GOP nominee, the nation would vote Democrat. He earned 20 percent favorability among the Republicans in a new poll [URL at link] - the largest favorability in the party that the Quinnipiac University poll has ever seen. Following behind him are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 13 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 10 percent. ... Yet Trump's own party put him at the top of the "no way" list. Thirty percent of Republicans respondents said they would "definitely not support"...
  • Dana Loesch: David Daleiden, The Face Behind The Planned Parenthood Videos

    07/30/2015 3:46:30 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 15 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKgJEs_v0JB-6jWb8lIy9Xw ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Dana Loesch; David Daleiden
    See The Face Behind The Planned Parenthood Videos| Dana ( 5:09 )10 hours ago, Published on Jul 29, 2015 David Daleiden, Project Lead for The Center for Medical Progress & maker of Planned Parenthood undercover videos joins Dana Watch full episodes of Dana weeknights, live at 6pm ET, or on demand with a subscription to TheBlaze TV: http://www.theblaze.com/shows/dana/ Part 2: Dana Talks With The Man Behind The Planned Parenthood Videos| Dana ( 4:09 )10 hours ago, Published on Jul 29, 2015 "I'm Sad To Say The Video's Do Get Worse" Dana 07/29/2015 ) 1:00:00 Man Who Helped Orchestrate Planned Parenthood...
  • Poll: GOP top tier breaking away, led by Trump [Walker 2nd]

    07/30/2015 5:41:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    WDSU ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds Donald Trump with a significant lead over his closest rivals for the Republican nomination for president, and provides further evidence the field of 16 candidates vying for the GOP nomination has a clear top tier. Trump tops the field at 20% in the poll, Quinnipiac's first since the businessman announced his run for the presidency in June. He is followed not by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, but by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 13%. Bush follows Walker at 10%. This trio comprises the only Republican candidates in double-digits in...
  • Swiss bank's donations to Clinton Foundation increased after Hillary intervention in IRS dispute

    07/30/2015 4:11:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2015
    Donations to the Clinton Foundation by Swiss bank UBS increased tenfold after Hillary Clinton intervened to settle a dispute with the IRS early in her tenure as secretary of state, according to a published report. According to the Wall Street Journal, total donations by UBS to the foundation grew from less than $60,000 at the end of 2008 to approximately $600,000 by the end of 2014. The Journal reports that the bank also lent $32 million through entrepreneurship and inner-city loan programs it launched in association with the foundation, while paying former President Bill Clinton $1.5 million to participate in...
  • Walker Tells Private Group He'll Skip Florida Primary

    07/29/2015 7:00:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 73 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rebecca Berg
    Scott Walker has insisted he will be able to “compete anywhere in the country” as a candidate for president — but, at a private event in St. Louis on Sunday, Walker said he does not plan to compete in Florida, contradicting his own public assertions that he would not skip that primary. During a fundraiser at the St. Louis home of Rex Sinquefield, Missouri’s most active Republican donor, Walker reasoned that it “doesn't make a ton of sense for him to pour cash into Florida” with Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in the race, said one person who was present...
  • Planned Parenthood Begs Media: Stop Covering Our Scandal

    07/29/2015 7:10:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Guy Benson | Jul 29, 2015
    Planned Parenthood is in real trouble. Three shocking videos released over recent days -- with more on the way, apparently -- have shown officials at the abortion giant haggling over the price of aborted baby organs. It's ghastly, gruesome stuff, replete with one representative describing how she alters her late term abortion procedures to "crush" the baby in specific areas as to preserve sought-after and lucrative body parts. Another laughs that higher prices could help her buy "a Lamborghini." The abortion lobby argues that fetuses are not human beings worthy of legal protection, while selling the intact human organs of...
  • Nine More Undercover Videos Ready To Drop On Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 6:33:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — David Daleiden, founder of the Center For Medical Progress (CMP), told conservative talk radio host Sean Hannity Tuesday there are nine more sting-operation videos that reveal Planned Parenthood’s operations. “We have close to 300 hours total of undercover video that was gathered during a 30 month long in depth investigative journalism study of how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of the babies they abort,” Daleiden said, noting that each highlight video released will have the full footage posted on their website without any edits. CMP has already released three videos showing Planned Parenthood officials, personnel, and doctors...
  • Thinking the Unthinkable: Donald Trump, GOP Nominee

    07/29/2015 6:23:32 PM PDT · by Mariner · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 29th, 2015 | Chris Weigant
    t's time to think about what has previously been in the realm of the unthinkable: Donald Trump might just become the Republican nominee for president. Two months ago, that statement would have elicited nothing but a big old belly laugh from just about anyone who pays any attention to politics. Nowadays, though, nobody's laughing. The very concept has moved from the surreal to the possible. So it's time to actually think about what it would mean for the country and for the Republican Party. Trump, we were all assured by the inside-the-Beltway media crowd, was going to be nothing more...
  • Planned Parenthood’s PR Firm Is Asking Reporters Not To Air Undercover Video

    07/29/2015 6:07:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/28/2015 | Chuck Ross
    One of the largest public relations firms in Washington D.C. circulated a memo Monday night urging members of the media to refrain from airing damning videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of organs and tissue of aborted fetuses. Politico is reporting that Planned Parenthood hired SKDKnickerbocker to help manage blowback from the videos, which were produced by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress. According to Politico, SKDKnickerbocker sent the memo to unnamed “reporters and producers” asking them to blackball the videos — the third of which was released on Tuesday. “The extremists who entered Planned Parenthood labs under...
  • Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videos

    07/29/2015 5:45:03 PM PDT · by BAW · 189 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 29, 2015 | AP
    A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research. The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.
  • Trump leads Republican presidential race with 25 percent: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/29/2015 5:19:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | By James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush. The poll shows Bush, the former Florida governor, trailing at 12 percent. It is a huge jump for Trump, who announced his candidacy for the November 2016 election six weeks ago - and this despite the criticism political rivals leveled at him for remarks this month belittling the military service of Senator John McCain, the party's candidate in 2008....
  • Trump leads Republican presidential race with 25 percent: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/29/2015 5:18:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Jul 2015 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush. The poll shows Bush, the former Florida governor, trailing at 12 percent. It is a huge jump for Trump, who announced his candidacy for the November 2016 election six weeks ago - and this despite the criticism political rivals leveled at him for remarks this month belittling the military service of Senator John McCain, the party's candidate in 2008....
  • Donald Trump Beating Jeb Bush even in Florida, New 2016 Poll Finds

    07/29/2015 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kevin Derby
    Businessman Donald Trump has been surging in polls at the state and national levels and a new one shows him leading in Florida, the home turf of Republican primary rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. St. Pete Polls released a survey on behalf of Saint Petersblog on Wednesday which shows Trump in the lead in the Sunshine State with 26 percent. Bush places second with 20 percent. Most polls at this early stage in the process have shown Bush with a solid lead in Florida. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., places third with 12 percent followed...
  • Scott Walker’s State Caucus Moves Quickly To Ban Sale Or Donation Of Fetal Tissue

    07/29/2015 12:49:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    The 405 Radio Media ^ | July 29, 2015
    The Wisconsin State Legislature is moving quickly on a bill to ban any sale or donation of fetal tissue. The legislation languished in the last two sessions, but is getting renewed momentum because of videos released showing top Planned Parenthood executives haggling about the price of parts from aborted babies. Walker enjoys Republican majorities in both the assembly and state senate, with a 63-36 assembly lead. Scott Walker already signed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, and would likely welcome the new ban of fetal tissue sales to burnish his national reputation among social conservatives as pro-life. The U.S....
  • WATCH: Body cam video released in Sam DuBose shooting

    07/29/2015 12:14:20 PM PDT · by mojito · 111 replies
    WCPO Cincinnati ^ | 7/29/2015 | Greg Noble
    WARNING: The video above may be too graphic for some viewers. Watch with discretion. CINCINNATI - UC police officer Ray Tensing's body camera video clearly shows that he committed "murder" when he shot and killed an unarmed black motorist at a traffic stop, prosecutor Joe Deters said Wednesday. The shocking video shows Tensing, standing outside the driver's door, with 43-year-old Sam DuBose at the wheel, talking peacefully for about 90 seconds. Tensing repeatedy asks DuBose to produce a driver's license. DuBose says he has a license but he doesn't have it with him.
  • Internal Poll Shows Trump Generating Strong Support Among Minority Voters – “LANDSLIDE”

    07/29/2015 11:29:51 AM PDT · by onyx · 170 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | 7-28-2015 | DCWhispers
    It is said to have been an internal poll conducted by one of Donald Trump’s GOP rivals. (one of the campaigns that is currently cash-rich but tepid in the polls) A quick “test the water” outline in some of the more critical battleground states. What came back stunned not only the campaign, but sent ripples through various Democratic operatives as well who have since been sending out the alarm – Donald Trump is appealing to minority voters in a way not seen by any Republican of the modern era. It is a base of support cutting through a cross-section...
  • Thank God Mr. Cruz is in Washington

    07/29/2015 10:04:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 29, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    My email account was on fire, everyone excited about Senator Ted Cruz calling Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor. Cruz cited each of Obama's unprecedented unlawful power grabs and repeals of our freedoms that the GOP promised to block, only to stab us (We the People/Tea Party) in the back. Immediately, I thought, “Thank God Ted Cruz is in Washington.” Before I go on, I wish to address a guy whom I will call Ned. Whenever I praise a conservative, Ned emails to correct me, claiming the conservative is a deceitful traitor. When I share...
  • Ted Cruz calls on grassroots to help him nuke the Iran deal

    07/29/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 28, 2015 6:40 pm | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–Sen. Ted Cruz has tried writing bills, offering amendments and even changing the rules of the Senate to kill the Iran nuclear deal.He’s appeared at rallies outside the White House, denounced the deal on a slew of media outlets and even challenged President Barack Obama–or in his stead, Secretary of State John Kerry–to a public debate.And nothing has worked.Now Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, is trying to “energize and activate the grassroots” to form a tidal wave of opposition to the deal while Congress in is recess.The members are in the beginning of a 60-day review period before they vote...
  • University of Cincinnati cancels class ahead of Grand Jury announcement (Riots Expected)

    07/29/2015 9:52:56 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    WCPO - TV ^ | 7-29-2015 | aree Algazaar
    University of Cincinnati is canceling classes ahead of a press conference on the deadly shooting involving a UC police officer. Campus officials said all classes on the Uptown and Medical campuses will be canceled at 11 a.m., including all classes in session at that time.
  • Donald Trump: 'I'll ride into the sunset' if my campaign tanks

    07/29/2015 9:18:22 AM PDT · by Mariner · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 29th, 2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Real-estate developer Donald Trump said Tuesday evening that he wasn't worried about the coming Republican presidential primary debate. When CNN anchor Don Lemon asked Trump whether he was ready for the first rhetorical bout with his GOP rivals, he said he didn't know. "I have absolutely no idea how to answer that question," Trump told Lemon. "I am me. I don't have pollsters. I mean, I have a lot of money — much more money than all of them put together and all of their phony contributions put together. But, you have to understand, I want to be me."
  • Bernie Sanders's fear of immigrant labor is ugly — and wrongheaded

    07/29/2015 7:57:12 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Vox ^ | July 29th, 2015 | by Dylan Matthews
    If I could add one amendment to the Constitution, it would be the one Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Robert Bartley once proposed: "There shall be open borders." There is no single policy that the United States could adopt that would do more good for more people. An average Nigerian worker can increase his income almost 15-fold just by moving to the United States, and residents of significantly richer countries like Mexico can more than double their earnings. The humanitarian gains of letting everyone who wants to make that leap do so would be astounding. So I was disappointed,...
  • McConnell, Cornyn Push Through Voice Vote to Fund Planned Parenthood, Protect Obama’s Iran Deal

    07/29/2015 7:49:14 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    On the floor of the U.S. Senate on Sunday evening, something remarkable—a little bit insider-y in Washington, but remarkable nonetheless—happened: The Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), his entire leadership team, and most of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate voice voted through measures to fund Planned Parenthood in its entirety and to help protect President Barack Obama’s nuclear arms deal with Iran. The reason the voice vote is significant is because McConnell, especially, and his Whip Sen. John Cornyn, purposefully launched what appears to be an unprecedented effort to duck accountability for their votes—and the votes of every...
  • Proposed changes to Virginia voter registration stirs fears among GOP

    07/29/2015 4:24:47 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 27 July 2015 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — People registering to vote in Virginia would no longer be required to check boxes to indicate whether they are U.S. citizens or felons whose right to vote has not been restored under changes being considered by the Virginia Board of Elections. Voters would still have to affirm elsewhere on the application, under the threat of a felony conviction, that they are citizens and otherwise eligible. But instead of responding to separate questions about their citizenship or felony status, they would simply sign the form on a line near language that attests to their eligibility based on those and...
  • Read the Letter Planned Parenthood Sent News Outlets Warning Them Not to Air Undercover Videos

    07/28/2015 11:13:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    blaze.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    A regional branch of Planned Parenthood warned reporters in a new letter Monday against airing recent sting videos released by a group which purport to show the abortion provider’s employees discussing the sell of aborted fetus parts. KVLY-TV in North Dakota published the letter from Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. “CMP has used footage obtained through deceit and unlawful behavior, including possible violations of state recording laws, federal tax laws and falsified state identification. Then, they concoct wildly false stories through selective editing,” the letter alleged. “We expect this video will be no different in that regard;...
  • China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet

    07/28/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | 7/28/2015 | James T Areddy
    SHANGHAI—As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People’s Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China’s Communist Party. Ye Zheng and a Chinese researcher, writing in the state-run China Youth Daily, said the Internet represented a new form of global control, and the U.S. was a “shadow” present during some of those popular uprisings. Beijing had better pay attention. Four years after they sounded that alarm, China is paying a lot of attention. Its government is pushing to rewrite the rules of...
  • Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate PP

    07/28/2015 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 28, 2015
    ICYMI: Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate Planned Parenthood Every member of Congress must stand together and say under no circumstances should federal taxpayer dollars be sent to an ongoing criminal enterprise WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today attended the Students for Life of America #WomenBetrayed Rally on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol and delivered the following remarks. Video of Cruz's remarks is available above. "We are here today rallying for life. "The past several weeks we've seen a series of videos come out of...
  • Cruz: Planned Parenthood a 'criminal enterprise'

    07/28/2015 3:57:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Ariel Cohen
    Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson led conservatives in a rally against Planned Parenthood Tuesday, following the publication of three videos detailing the organization's sale of organs harvested from aborted fetuses. "Today the U.S. Department of Justice should open a criminal investigation into whether Planned Parenthood nationally is a criminal enterprise breaking the law," Cruz said on the lawn on the Capitol. But the Texas senator was skeptical this would happen, adding "the Obama Justice Department in acting as little more than a partisan arm of the Democratic National Committee." Cruz is backing Sen. Mike Lee's, R-Utah, attempt...
  • Obama: If I Ran for a Third Term, I Could Win

    07/28/2015 6:10:15 AM PDT · by McGruff · 148 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28/2015 | Maya Rhodan
    President Obama said that if he could run for a third term he thinks he would win, while calling for African leaders to adhere to term limits during a historic speech before the African Union. “I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t,” Obama said in Ethiopia on Tuesday. ” There’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving, but the law’s the law.”
  • IRS Used Instant Messaging System to Hide Internal Communications

    07/28/2015 1:48:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | July 28, 2015 | By Alexander Hendrie
    The IRS used a “wholly separate” instant messaging system that automatically deleted office communications, according to documentation released by the House Oversight Committee on Monday. The system appears to have been purposefully used by agency officials responsible for the targeting of conservative non-profits, in order to evade public scrutiny. The system, known as “Office Communication Server” or OCS was used by IRS officials, including many in the Exempt Organizations (EO) Unit, which was headed by Lois Lerner. As the Oversight Committee report states, the instant messaging system did not archive any communications, so it is not possible to know what...
  • 5 Reasons Donald Trump's Run At The Presidency Is Good For The Republican Party

    07/27/2015 10:58:58 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07-28-15 | John Hawkins
    Over the last few weeks we’ve seen Republican consultants and pundits publicly fretting about whether Donald Trump will hurt the GOP’s brand. What a joke! When do those people start worrying about what Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and the rest of the GOP’s leadership are doing to the Party’s brand? Just this week-end, McConnell shut down efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, fight sanctuary cities, kill Obamacare and stop Iran from getting nukes because they might get in the way of pushing corporate welfare. At this point, Boehner and McConnell might as well just wear the logos of the corporations and...
  • Ted Cruz invites Obama to debate Iran deal ‘at any time and place of his choosing’

    07/28/2015 12:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has invited President Obama to a debate on the merits of the Iran nuclear deal, also saying Mr. Obama could send Secretary of State John Kerry as a proxy if the president is unwilling to show up. “Since he’s not willing to discuss the substance, I’ll make an invitation right here tonight, which is I will invite President Obama, at any time and place of his choosing, to debate the substance of the Iran deal,” Mr. Cruz said on Monday’s”Hannity” program on Fox News. “Let’s do it in front of the American people anytime in...
  • Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to be released

    07/28/2015 10:50:20 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    A former U.S, intelligence agent sentenced to life in prison for spying on behalf of Israel against the United States will be released later this year, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.
  • Trump says that under Walker, Wis budget went from projected surplus to a deficit [mostly false]

    07/28/2015 10:09:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Politifact ^ | July 28, 2015 | Tom Kertscher
    On July 25, 2015, the day after news that a Scott Walker ally had called him a "dumb-dumb,"Donald Trump delighted in dumping on the Wisconsin governor during a campaign speech in Iowa."I read this horrible statement from his fundraiser about Trump. I said, ‘Oh, finally,I can attack,’ "the New York businessman said to laughter in Oskaloosa. "Finally, finally."Trump--second to Walker among Republican presidential contenders in an Iowa poll earlier in the week--criticized him on several fronts. Then he made a claim about the fortunes of Wisconsin’s finances."Wisconsin’s doing terribly. First of all, it’s in turmoil,"Trump said. "The roads are a...