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  • Ted Cruzís Coup Against Right-Wing Matriarch Phyllis Schlafly

    04/17/2016 6:08:24 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 108 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/17/2016 | BETSY WOODRUFF
    When Phyllis Schlafly endorsed Donald Trump, the wheels started to come off her right-wing empire and allies blame the trouble on Ted Cruz. One of the right-wingís most prominent empires is reeling ó and its president says itís Ted Cruzís fault. Eagle Forum, a conglomerate of conservative groups which anti-feminist icon Phyllis Schlafly started in 1972, has been rocked by inner turmoil over the last week that has pit family members against each other. And the groupís head, Ed Martin, says Cruzís campaign is using its much-discussed ďdirty tricksĒ to sow conflict in the organization as revenge for Schlaflyís endorsement...
  • Trump's Anti-GOP Complaints Are Big News, While Threats to Anti-Trump GOPers Are Ignored

    04/15/2016 12:37:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 15, 2016 | Rich Noyes
    Here’s what is most unusual about this week in news coverage of the GOP nomination drama: what’s not the top story of the week. On April 13, ABC’s World News Tonight correspondent Tom Llamas devoted most of that night’s report to chilling death threats against the Colorado state Republican party chairman, angered at how Donald Trump failed to win any delegates at the weekend party convention. Besides that one report, and two minor mentions (one on ABC’s Good Morning America and on Thursday’s CBS Evening News, that’s all the broadcast news attention given to reports of actual death threats in...
  • GOP Establishment Money Funding Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Erick Erickson To Attack Trump

    04/08/2016 12:46:22 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 125 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2016 | Roger Stone
    The next time you hear Mark Levin on the radio, or watch Glenn Beck on TV, or read Erick Erickson, RedState.com on the Internet, you might just ask yourself who is paying for the message? And why is it so stridently anti-Trump? Donít fool yourself. Theyíre doing it for the money. ... Follow the Money The Conservative Tree House blog exposed the financial nexus supporting prominent ďconservativeĒ pundits to promote in their media outlets Ted Cruz as the last, best hope to block Trump in Wisconsin, a state considered by the Washington-based GOP establishment as perhaps the last establishment firewall...
  • Trump and the Rise of the Undocumented Republicans (Misleading title)

    02/27/2016 5:06:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 25, 2016 | John O'Sullivan
    An exchange on the BBC after the Nevada caucuses had given Donald Trump 46 percent of the vote said it all. A perfectly pleasant BBC interviewer asked a political consultant (as best I recall): "But how are the Republicans going to deal with Donald Trump?" "Well, at present they're voting for him," he said. Good heavens, so they are. Not fellows wearing three-piece suits in Washington, the consultant added, but people who think of themselves as Republicans or as conservatives in towns and cities across America. Now, that might not continue. It's always an error to suppose that the future...
  • Sarah Palin‚Äôs Mustache

    02/26/2016 12:38:40 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 33 replies
    ny times ^ | 2-26-2016 | Julia Baird
    Two months later, we ran a cover story on Ms. Palin with the tag line "She's One of the Folks." The editor in charge of covers, Bruce Ramsay, said he wanted a more intimate portrait, so we used a closely cropped version of the earlier image. A female staffer noticed that the crop revealed some untended lip and eyebrow hair, but Mr. Ramsay decided to go ahead with the image unaltered, for several reasons. The magazine had a policy of not retouching photos, and Mr. Ramsay wanted the strong eye contact in the image; in any case, the facial hair...
  • Trump Won't Choose Sides Between Israel and Palestine

    02/18/2016 9:02:37 AM PST · by lormand · 165 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/18/16 | CRWire
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump refused to pick sides in the conflict between Israel and Palestine in last night‚Äôs town hall on MSNBC. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt want to get into it,‚ÄĚ he told moderators Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. ‚ÄúIf I win, I don‚Äôt want to be in a position where I‚Äôm saying to you [my choice] and the other side now says, ‚ÄėWe don‚Äôt want Trump involved‚Ķlet me be sort of a neutral guy,‚ÄĚ said the billionaire businessman. Trump described the Middle Eastern struggle as the ‚Äútoughest deal in the world right now to make.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúA lot of people say an...
  • The comb-over creep who hates women[DT] and I should know: British newsreader Selina Scott reveals..

    01/31/2016 12:47:03 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 240 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 31 January 2016 | Selina Scott
    Even by the extraordinary standards of Donald Trump, it was a creepy chat-up line. We were at 30,000ft on Trump‚Äôs private jet flying to Florida, when he showed me his white leather double bed. ‚ÄėI like beautiful things,‚Äô he purred seductively. ‚ÄėThat‚Äôs why I like you so much.‚Äô This was just one of many revealing and excruciating moments during the two weeks I spent with Trump in 1995 while making a 60-minute profile of him for ITV ‚Äď a fortnight which started with a charm offensive, but ended in bitterness, recrimination and intimidating letters that only stopped when I threatened...
  • Trump Says Illegal Workers Make His American Resorts Great

    01/11/2016 10:26:48 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 87 replies
    News Machete ^ | 1/11/2016 | Ed Straker
    Donald Trump is fond of saying that he was the first to talk about a border wall or fence, but back in 2013 when Ted Cruz was pushing an amendment to create it, Donald Trump was actually meeting with a bunch of illegal alien activists to boast about the many illegal aliens who work at his resorts. ...at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in a pair of men - one to talk about the awards and a Democratic strategist who works with nonprofits - and three young DREAMer activists. The DREAMers...
  • Trump‚Äôs Attacks Aren‚Äôt Fooling Ted Cruz‚Äôs Supporters

    01/07/2016 9:32:46 PM PST · by VinL · 109 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1/8/16 | Rosie Gray
    Ted Cruz is doing his best to avoid Donald Trump's birtherstyle attacks, but it's not easy when you're on a bus tour with a pack of reporters questioning you about it every chance they get. And when another rival candidate echoes the questions about whether Cruz is really eligible to be president, given his Canadian birth. And when a nemesis of yours in the Senate lends credence to the question, too. So far, Cruz has dismissed the growing miasma the same way he has done in the past. (Trump has also raised questions about Cruz's evangelical Christianity and claimed Cruz.)...
  • Iowa Voters on Cruz: He's Conservative Enough, But Is He Electable?

    11/28/2015 6:24:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 28 2015 | Vaughn Hillyard
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ted Cruz is rising in the polls. He has one of the stronger Republican organizations in the GOP presidential race. And he certainly has a path to win the Iowa caucuses, especially after a recent Quinnipiac poll found Cruz in a dead heat with Donald Trump here in the Hawkeye State. But some Iowa Republicans - even those open to his message - wonder if Cruz is too conservative and controversial to win the general election as the Republican Party's presidential nominee. Bob Wilson, 64, of Johnston, Iowa, who likes Cruz but is undecided on a...
  • Ted Cruz Ė The Reality of The SituationÖ

    10/13/2015 2:25:15 PM PDT · by 100American · 38 replies
    ďPolarizingĒ is a descriptive term used by a pontificating media to disparage various elements they find antithetical to their own worldview. Generally, when the term is used it is wrongly assigned. However, in the case of Ted Cruz itís unfortunately accurate. When Jason Johnson sits down to discuss his pathway to the nomination with George Will, it says more about Jason Johnson than it does about those who read Willís opinion of the aforementioned pathway. What it essentially says is thereís a need to affirm something that isnít factually supported by any measure of quantifiable empirical evidence. Ted Cruz Value...
  • Carly Fiorina: My college degree in medieval history will help me fight ISIS

    10/06/2015 11:43:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/6/15 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina may not be a liberal, but she certainly appears to be a fan of the liberal arts. The 2016 contender said Monday that her college degree in medieval history made her uniquely qualified to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups. ďMy degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy,Ē Fiorina said at a town hall in Windham, N.H., ďbecause what ISIS wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally.Ē
  • No, Carly Fiorina, a degree in medieval history doesn't qualify you to fight Isis

    10/06/2015 11:39:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Guadian ^ | 10/6/15 | David M Perry
    Carly Fiorina received a BA from Stanford in medieval history and philosophy almost 40 years ago, but sheís always ready to revisit her undergraduate glory days. Last Sunday, the Republican presidential candidate tried to burnish her national security credentials by claiming that her bachelorís degree prepared her to fight Isis. She said: ďFinally my degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy, because what Isis wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literallyĒ. Iíd like to state unequivocally that my years of training to become a professor of medieval history in no way make...
  • Fiorina fires back at story stating her Senate campaign mismanaged money

    10/06/2015 7:05:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/15 | Katie Zezima
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina shot back at a Washington Post story stating that her 2010 Senate campaign mismanaged its finances, including not giving a final paycheck to the widow of her pollster, who died a month before Election Day. According to MSNBC, Fiorina assailed "the left and their allies in the media" for the story, which was based on more than two dozen interviews with staff members, friends, contractors and operatives who worked on the 2010 Senate campaign. All said there was a huge problem with the operation: It didn't manage money well. Fiorina said Monday that The Post...
  • Carly Fiorina Defends Late Payments From 2010 Senate Bid

    10/06/2015 5:45:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/5/15 | LEIGH ANN CALDWELL and HALLIE JACKSON
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina attacked "the left and their allies in the media" for a critical report released Monday that says her 2010 California Senate campaign mismanaged money and failed to pay vendors for their work. More than four years after the failed campaign, Fiorina still owed nearly half a million dollars to 30 entities. She didn't pay off her debt until January of 2015, just a few months before she launched her presidential bid. One of the outstanding payments due was to her political strategist Joe Shumate who died one month before Election Day as first reported by...
  • Was Carly Fiorina slow to pay staff on her Senate campaign?

    10/06/2015 4:42:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | Last Updated October 5, 2015 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is rebutting a Washington Post story that details a pattern of delayed payments to staff and contractors after her 2010 Senate campaign in California. According to the piece, Fiorina, the wealthy former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, waited until January, a few months before announcing her 2016 presidential bid, to settle most of the more than 30 invoices outstanding from her last campaign - a total of about $500,000. She was quicker to reimburse herself the $1.3 million she lent the campaign. Fiorina, when asked about the article Monday, dismissed it. "You know I don't think the...
  • Donald Trump: Carly Fiorina was even worse at Lucent than at HP

    09/17/2015 3:49:52 AM PDT · by RC one · 88 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 16, 2015, 9:46 PM EDT | Claire Zillman
    A comparison of the tenures is a battle of bad vs. worse. Itís well known by now that GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has never held political office and is running on her business record. As many commentators have pointed out, thatís a dicey proposition since her highest-profile job as CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005 was sort of a disaster.But in an interview with Fortune contributor and Yale School of Management professor Jeffery Sonnenfeld, GOP frontrunner Donald Trumpówho has made a habit of criticizing Fiorinaótook aim at a different stage of her career.When asked about what he thought...
  • Ted Cruzís sycophantic strategy backfires (She's back- Jenny the Shrew)

    09/10/2015 10:16:57 AM PDT · by VinL · 41 replies
    Wash Po ^ | 9/10/15 | Jenny "the conservative" Rubin
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is having a bad week. First, he is body-blocked from getting on camera in Mike Huckabeeís media circus with Kim Davis. Then he gets upstaged by Donald Trump at a purported Iran rally that Trump converted into a campaign event. It is a sad state of affairs for a media hog like Cruz when he gets overshadowed by even hoggier opponents. How long will Cruz play Robin to Trumpís Batman? It is not fun to be Ed McMahon when Mike Huckabee sits in the host chair. Cruz would like to think of himself as the smartest...
  • Leftist Site Removes Hit Piece on Abortion Whistleblower After Outcry

    08/21/2015 1:49:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | August 21, 2015 | Matthew Balan |
    Radical feminist website RH Reality Check published a hit piece on Thursday against Holly O'Donnell, a whistleblower featured in several of the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood's harvesting of unborn babies' organs and tissue. Sharona Coutts Ė a former reporter at ProPublica and the site's vice president for "investigations and research" Ė revealed O'Donnell's alleged sexual preferences, after finding her profile on the OKCupid dating website, as well as posts on other sites. Coutts's hatchet job actually sparked a backlash among many liberals on Twitter and other online outlets, who accused the author of "slut shaming" the former StemExpress employee....
  • Haven't We Seen the Trump Saga Before?

    08/13/2015 2:34:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 123 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2015 | J.R. Dunn
    Let me see if Iíve got his straight:Thereís a man who is a pure product of the City of New York, one of the great urban cesspools of our time, a borderline third-world metropolis run as a combination nanny state and dictatorship.He is the epitome of all that is hated about that city: he is brash,loud,boastful,vulgar,insincere,and only as honest as he has to be. Furthermore,he has few of the cityís virtues.Where the typical New Yorker is hot-blooded,he is cold, where generous,he is close-handed,where magnanimous,he is vicious. You could look long and hard for a more impressive illustration as to why...
  • Donald Trump's lawyer threatens reporter over ex-wife's claim: 'You cannot rape your spouse'

    07/28/2015 12:07:53 AM PDT · by z taxman · 71 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    A lawyer and spokesman for current Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump issued a series of vulgar threats to a reporter on Monday, while falsely claiming that it was legal for a husband to rape his wife in New York. Michael Cohen, special counsel for the Trump Organization, threatened Canadian-American reporter Tim Mak of the Daily Beast with untold legal consequences in response to an article that resurfaced allegations that Trump had raped his then-wife Ivana. ... The Daily Beast story repeated details of a deposition relayed by a Trump biographer, who described the mogul as forcing himself on his then-wife...
  • 6 Ways Ted Cruz Is A Threat To America And The American Way Of Life

    06/01/2015 7:04:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Liberals Unite Magazine ^ | June 1, 2015 | Samuel Warde
    While as a writer I appreciate Ted Cruz and his near-endless stream of insane bull****, as a political reality Ė Ted Cruz is quite frightening in a Joe McCarthy, Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson kind of way. Quickly scanning our own recent coverage of Ted Cruz, it quickly becomes appallingly clear that Cruz poses a real and present danger to Americans. Here are but 6 examples: Ted Cruz Only Cares About Ted Cruz. Well, that and Texas. As Richard pointed out in an article last week, ďback in 2013 when New York and New Jersey were under water and completely devastated...
  • 'This is a war': The woman behind anti-Islamic Muhammad cartoon contest and her long history ...

    05/04/2015 3:43:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 4, 2015
    Complete Headline: 'This is a war': The woman behind anti-Islamic Muhammad cartoon contest and her long history of hatred The woman behind the Muhammad cartoon contest targeted in a Texas shooting Sunday has a long history of inflammatory anti-Islam propaganda, and watchdogs have labelled her organization a hate group. Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), said immediately after two armed men opened fire on a security officer outside the provocative event in Garland, that the shooting was merely proof of how 'needed our event really was.' The controversial 56-year-old blogger, who was quick to call the...
  • Bondi To Lead GOP Attorneys General Group

    11/28/2014 6:54:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 11/17/14
    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is headed to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach to lead a meeting with the Republican Attorneys General Association executive committee. Bondi, named the new chair of the executive committee, said in a statement the selection was ďhonor,Ē coming at ďsuch a critical time in our countryís history.Ē However, Bondi has been under scrutiny recently because of news reports detailing how Washington lobbyists have sought to influence state attorneys general across the country. Reports by The New York Times and the Tampa Bay Times have raised questions about some of Bondiís association-funded travel and whether she has...
  • Wal-Mart 'urgent' memo urges improvement at U.S. stores: NYT

    11/12/2014 5:36:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 152 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 Nov 14 | Reuters staff
    Wal-Mart stores Inc issued an "urgent agenda" memo to its store managers across the United States last month, laying out guidelines to boost sales of "chilled and fresh" food, the New York Times reported. The memo, marked "highly sensitive", asks Wal-Mart marketing managers to make sure they discount aging meat and baked goods to maximize chances of selling them before their expiration dates, according to the report. Wal-Mart, which has posted six straight quarters of flat or declining same-store sales growth, has been battling a stronger dollar and a reduction in U.S. food stamp benefits, which has eaten into...
  • [Blogger pieces together a long story and makes claim that:] 90lbs Of Cocaine Found On Ship Owned By

    11/03/2014 6:37:10 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 31 replies
    http://libertyblitzkrieg.com Blog, The Nation via zerohedge ^ | Posted Thursday Oct 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm | Michael Krieger
    (Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog) ********************************************************* Though Foremost has played a pivotal role in McConnellís life, bestowing the senator with most of his personal wealth and generating thousands in donations to his campaign committees, the drug bust went unnoticed in Kentucky, where every bit of McConnell-related news has generated fodder for the campaign trail. Thatís because, like many international shipping companies, Chaoís firm is shrouded from public view, concealing its identity and limiting its legal liability through an array of tax shelters and foreign registrations. Registered through a limited liability company in the Marshall Islands, the Ping...
  • We Kicked His A**, And He's Mad About That' ó The Nastiest Election In America Is Still Going Strong

    07/02/2014 12:36:08 PM PDT · by WKB · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 2, 2014, | Brett LoGiurato
    Politics More: Elections Mississippi Thad Cochran Chris McDaniel 'We Kicked His Ass, And He's Mad About That' ó The Nastiest Election In America Is Still Going Strong Brett LoGiurato Jul. 2, 2014, 12:25 PM 8,285 26 facebook linkedin twitter google+ Chris McDaniel AP More than one week after the polls closed in Mississippi's hotly contested Republican U.S. Senate primary, the campaign many have called this year's nastiest political fight shows no signs of letting up. Chris McDaniel, the Tea Party-aligned candidate in Mississippi who refused to concede after losing in last week's GOP primary runoff against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran,...
  • The Sacrilegious Sarah Palin

    04/30/2014 8:13:49 AM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 229 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 4-27-14 | Rod Dreher
    Man, the 12 minute speech Sarah Palin gave to the NRA convention is awful. It's just witless, red-meat blathering, delivered in that nasal whine of hers that makes it sound like she's chewing wads of tinfoil. For people who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. Fast-forward in the video to the 6:30 mark, though, and listen to what she says about terrorists. It's part of a long harangue about lily-livered liberals, delivered in such a way that makes Archie Bunker sound like Cicero. Money quote: "Oh, but you can't offend them, can't make...
  • Huffington Post, GOP Establishment Prop Up ObamaCare with Ted Cruz Hit Piece

    09/19/2013 9:44:28 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/19/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Huffington Post inaccurately accused Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) of ďconceding that the [Republican] party's efforts to repeal ObamaCare aren't going anywhere in the SenateĒ on Thursday. This article is misleading and is meant to drive a wedge between Senate and House conservatives. First off, Cruz is not making an effort to ďrepealĒ ObamaCare. Republicans have voted over 40 times to"repeal" the President's health care overhaul and none of those votes have amounted to any change in law. Cruz is leading a fight to defund ObamaCare. This is a markedly different approach; Congress would use its power of the purse...
  • Paula Broadwellís drive and resilience hit obstacles

    11/15/2012 1:58:54 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2012 | By Greg Jaffe and Anne Gearan,
    Paula Broadwell was a rising star who seemed destined for a sparkling career in foreign policy. A West Point graduate who excelled in triathlons, she was pursuing a doctorate at Harvard University and had found a mentor in Gen. David H. Petraeus, an iconic U.S. military leader.But in 2007, Broadwell was asked to leave the doctoral program at Harvard, where she had first met Petraeus a year earlier, because her course work didnít meet its demanding standards, according to people familiar with what happened there.
  • Paul Ryan visits soup kitchen for photo op, angering its president. (MSM Hit Piece)

    10/16/2012 8:40:01 AM PDT · by apillar · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/16/2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Republican Rep. Paul Ryan stopped by a soup kitchen in Youngstown, Ohio, over the weekend for what seemed to be your typical campaign photo opportunity. During his 15-minute visit on Saturday morning, the vice presidential candidate donned a white apron and offered to wash some dishes thatóas several bloggers and a pool reporter later pointed outódid not appear to be dirty. But according to the president of Mahoning County's St. Vincent De Paul Society, the faith-based charity that runs the soup kitchen, the campaign did not have permission and "ramrodded their way" into the facility.
  • Romney mocked for comment about jet windows

    09/24/2012 6:54:53 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 66 replies
    La Tmes ^ | 9/24/12
    During a Saturday fundraiser in Beverly Hills, Calif., which took in $6 million, Mitt Romney expressed his concerns over Ann Romneyís emergency landing on Friday. The candidate cast doubt on the mechanical design of airplane windows, in a general sense. ďWhen you have a fire in an aircraft, thereís no place to go, exactly, thereís no ó†and you canít find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows donít open. I donít know why they donít do that. Itís a real problem. So itís very dangerous....Ē he said.
  • The Nation hit piece on Gov. Walker - This couldn't get uglier

    05/22/2012 2:04:59 PM PDT · by Jean S · 38 replies
    The Nation ^ | 5/24/12 | John Nichols
    <p>When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker met with a billionaire campaign donor a month before he launched his attack on the collective-bargaining rights of public-sector workers and public-school teachers, he engaged in a detailed discussion about undermining unions as part of a broader strategy of strengthening the position of his Republican party.</p>
  • Was Newt Gingrichís campaign the worst in history?

    04/25/2012 6:17:07 PM PDT · by svxdave · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: You know youíre running a lousy presidential campaign when you get bitten by a penguin. The Newtís presidential campaign has got to be one of the worst ever run in American history. Last May, when Newt was casually campaigning, as is his way, he found himself exhausted. He had, after all, been at it for weeks. So, he did what any pooped-out candidate would do: He split on a luxury cruise to the Greek Islands with Wife No. 3 (22 years his junior ó he was already out of college when she was born). Newt rose during the debates...
  • What Would Rick Santorumís America Look Like?

    02/25/2012 10:10:52 AM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 24, 2012 | Sarah Posner
    What Would Rick Santorumís America Look Like? By Sarah Posner. February 24 Rick Santorum , the culture warrior who lost his Senate seat in 2006 , is polling within striking distance of Mitt Romney in Michigan and Arizona, where Republican primaries will be held Tuesday. His unabashed use of his traditionalist faith in politicking and policymaking has been gaining popularity. What if he wins the nomination ó and then the White House? What would life look like in Santorumís America? How religious would his presidency be? Here, the author imagines what President Santorum would tell his key constituency ó religious...
  • Newt OK with gay marriage referenda

    02/25/2012 5:51:04 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 96 replies · 3+ views
    politico.com ^ | 2/24/12 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    With same-sex marriage laws passing in Maryland and Washington state and New Jersey headed for a fall referendum on the issue, Newt Gingrich said at the Washington state capitol this morning that he's basically comfortable with states enacting gay marriage laws by popular vote. Ginger Gibson sends in the key quote: I think at least they're doing it the right way, which is going through voters, giving them a chance to vote and not having a handful of judges arbitrarily impose their will. I don't agree with it, I would vote no if it were on a referendum where I...
  • Gingrich Suggests Thereís a ĎRight Wayí to Legalize Gay Marriage [Right Way To Legalize Incest Too?]

    02/24/2012 3:06:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 168 replies · 1+ views
    Wall St. J ^ | February 25, 2012 | Danny Yadron and Brody Mullins
    FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Gingrich Suggests Thereís a ĎRight Wayí to Legalize Gay Marriage By Danny Yadron OLYMPIA, Wash.ĖIn a break with Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich declined to outright attack a new law that allows gay marriage in this state, suggesting he is OK with states legalizing gay marriage through popular vote. Asked at the state Capitol what he thought of states passing laws that allow gay marriage, the former House speaker responded, ďI think at least theyíre doing it the right way, which is going through voters, giving them a chance to vote and not having a handful of judges...
  • Gingrich declines to release to watchdog group documents from 1990s ethics investigation

    02/15/2012 5:19:01 PM PST · by writer33 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/15/12 | Staff
    WASHINGTON ó Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on Wednesday declined to ask the Justice Department to release thousands of records from the House Ethics Committeeís investigation into his conduct as speaker in the 1990s. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond likened the request from the open-government group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington to ďwild goose chases.Ē The organization asked the Justice Department to release documents forwarded from the House in 1997 after it investigated Gingrichís use of tax-exempt organizations for political gain.
  • More questions raised about Santorum residency (2004 hit piece)

    02/08/2012 5:06:33 PM PST · by red flanker · 88 replies · 2+ views
    Penn Hills PA News ^ | November 17, 2004 | Vera Miller
    Marcie Lucci is one of several Penn Hills residents upset her taxes are paying for U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's children to attend a cyber charter school. The Republican senator owns a home in Penn Hills, but lives in Leesburg, Va. Penn Hills School District is paying $38,000 this year for five Santorum children to attend Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School based in Midland, Beaver County. The district has paid an additional $62,000 for his children to attend the school since 2001. "It might not be illegal to bill Penn Hills for their education, but it is deceitful, unethical and immoral," said...
  • Sarah Palin's Newt Gingrich Embrace

    01/27/2012 1:24:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | January 27, 2012 | Scott Galupo, former Boehner staffer
    The circling of wagons against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been quite a spectacle. Establishment dinosaurs like former Sen. Bob Dole, the Reaganite grande dame Peggy Noonan, the moderate agoniste David Frum, the reclusive Web guerrilla Matt Drudge, even the flame-throwing Ann Coulterórarely do you see such a diverse array of establishment and movement conservatives in such united opposition to someone who's at least nominally conservative. Myself, I'd rather see former Gov. Mitt Romney crushed under those wagon wheels. And so, apparently, does former Gov. Sarah Palin. In an interview with Fox News Business Network, Palin opined: "Look at...
  • Can Newtzilla be Stoped?

    01/25/2012 5:48:18 AM PST · by libstripper · 46 replies · 2+ views
    Real Celar Politics ^ | January 25, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    Newtzilla is back. Six weeks ago, during the last Newt Gingrich surge, I wrote here that ďconventional weapons are useless against Newtzilla. . . . Everything bad about Gingrich ó the flip-flops, the wives, the ego ó is known. Once voters have convinced themselves they can overlook that stuff, itís hard to change their minds simply by repeating it.Ē
  • Oops! Rick Perry wants to cut $5 trillion -- from $3.7 trillion budget

    12/17/2011 3:34:11 PM PST · by TBBT · 60 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 12/17/2011 | NINA MANDELL
    Slip is just latest of many in Texas governor's run for the Presidency Rick Perry made another slip on Saturday when he pledged to cut a whopping $5 trillion from President Barack Obama's proposed budget - a number which is $1.3 million higher than Obama's total budget, CBS News reported.
  • Gingrich: Poor kids don't work

    12/02/2011 6:18:45 AM PST · by Daffynition · 170 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | December 1, 2011 | staff reporter
    At a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa Thursday, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said children in poor neighborhoods have "no habits of working," no one around them works and they get cash illegally.
  • Newt had his chance, but he blew it: Why Gingrich wonít earn the 2012 GOP presidential nomination

    11/23/2011 5:22:45 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 189 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11-23-11 | SE Cupp
    I was only 15 in 1994, when Newt Gingrich experienced his last great moment. (Well, before this one, where heís surging in the polls, with his campaign having figured out how to run for President.) So I donít really remember Newtís glory days. I have interviewed him on many occasions, however, as far back as 2006 and as recently as last month, and every time we talk, Iím struck by how smart he is. Despite that, I canít get past the nagging voice in my head telling me that no matter how good he would be at running the country,...
  • The Implosion of Herman Cain

    11/14/2011 8:30:40 PM PST · by TBBT · 126 replies
    Redstate ^ | 11/14/2011 | Leon H. Wolf
    Anyone who saw the debate on Saturday night and observed Herman Cainís performance clearly saw a man who was terrified of the questions he was being asked and was hoping to be noticed as little as possible. Apparently, there was a good reason for that. Herman Cain apparently sat down with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial board to talk foreign policy and, wellÖ this happened. Now, normally I would include a description of what happened in this video but this is one of those videos you really do have to see to believe. You cannot grasp how utterly clueless Cain is...
  • Herman Cain is Reckless and Arrogant

    11/01/2011 7:53:42 PM PDT · by bullypulpit · 567 replies · 1+ views
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Nov 1, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    If you read between the lines of the various news reports about the Cain operation, the picture becomes clearer to me every day. The latest dust up about the sexual harassment of employees confirms it. Leading up to the sex scandal, we had the clues. Now I know it to be so, that Herman Cain is an ass, and he's reckless.The first clue came just after Cain placed poorly in the Iowa straw polls. We heard from disgruntled former Cain staffers: Jim Zeiler, the regional field director who was one of the five disgruntled staffers who left, explained his...
  • Sarah Palin Calls Cain Hit-Piece Article JournoList Martin a "Punk" on Beck Show (Rewind)

    10/31/2011 12:15:11 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Glenn Beck Show Oct. 2010 via YouTube ^ | 31 October 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    This guy--who slammed Herman Cain yesterday--tried to get Sarah Palin, too. She called him a "punk" on Glenn Beck's Radio show nearly one full year ago. @ 00:48, and further exposes Politico's method of hatchet jobs and then not retracting nor accepting responsibility afterwards when proven WRONG. PALIN CLIP HERE ON JONATHAN MARTIN. Furthermore, this Jonathan Martin (Politico) individual, we have come to find out was:a) Almost nominated to be in the top 10 of a list of worst liberal journalists in the United States. Helen Thomas went on to claim the top spot.b) Was exposed as member of the...
  • The Significance of Tithing Settlement (Mormon - open)

    10/28/2011 12:19:53 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    L.D.S. org ^ | Dec. 2000 | Kenneth L. DuVall
    Kenneth L. DuVall, ďThe Significance of Tithing Settlement,Ē Liahona, Dec. 2000, 40 Tithing is an important test of our personal righteousness. President Joseph F. Smith (1838Ė1918) said: ďBy this principle it shall be known who is for the kingdom of God and who is against it. Ö By it it shall be known whether we are faithful or unfaithfulĒ (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith [1998], 276). The question is, to whom is our faithfulness to be known? First, we must be satisfied in our own hearts that we have paid an honest tithe. It is important...
  • Under Fire, The Washington Post Quietly Scrubs Their Marco Rubio Hit-Piece

    10/22/2011 9:32:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/22/11 | John Nolte
    Thanks to those stubborn things called facts, today itís the Washington Post under fire not the subject of their Thursday hit-piece, Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio. And now the WaPo memory-holing has begun. First, the Miami Herald came out swinging against WaPoís embellishment of Rubioís so-called embellishments, then the Senator himself hit back, then we learned the troubling back-story of the WaPo ''reporter'' who wrote the piece,and now the once-legendary newspaper has taken to quietly scrubbing the original story in order to make it look like something closer to the truth.
  • Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now?

    10/03/2011 6:15:17 PM PDT · by Polybius · 222 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 3, 2011 | David Grant
    Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now? Herman Cain is surging in popularity in a number of polls. So why is Herman Cain putting his campaign on hold for the next month? The Hermantor Experience is, by almost any measure, the hottest thing going in the GOP presidential primary (not named Chris Christie). < snip> But Cain seems destined to squander it. And hereís why. As NBCís thoughtful First Read points out this morning, Cain's promoting a book - and appears to be taking himself off the campaign trail for almost a month. Cain wonít be back in the...