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  • Backbone | Jeb Bush

    02/05/2016 10:34:01 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 3, 2016 | Jeb Bush
    Do you want a president who has a backbone?
  • Marco Rubio Stole Ted Cruz’s Iowa Bounce

    02/05/2016 7:14:10 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    HOLLIS, N.H. — A candidate is moving up in the New Hampshire polls — but it’s the man who finished third in the Iowa Republican caucuses, Marco Rubio, and not the Iowa winner, Ted Cruz. Below is a comparison of our New Hampshire weighted polling average as it was on Feb. 1, the date of the caucuses, and where it stood as of 2 p.m. today (Feb. 5):
  • Chris Matthews Makes His Own Anti-Bernie Republican Ad

    02/05/2016 6:03:09 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Bernie Sanders becomes the Dem nominee, the GOP might wind up having to pay royalties to Chris Matthews . . On this evening's Hardball, Matthews aired what he himself said could be an anti-Bernie Republican ad, cobbled together from clips of various radical statements Sanders has made over the years. In Chris' commercial, Sanders is seen saying he's a socialist, confirming he's not a capitalist, admitting that he applied for conscientious objector status, indicating that he would raise taxes to somewhere between 50 and 90%, and preaching political "revolution." Workers of the world: unite behind Bernie! View the video...
  • Goodell proposes ejection for two personal fouls [NFL wussification march to the sea]

    02/05/2016 1:17:27 PM PST · by Bender2 · 43 replies
    Goodell proposes ejection for two personal fouls By Marc Sessler Around the NFL Writer SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear on Friday that he's prepared to crack down on egregious on-field penalties. --SNIP-- "I believe the league should pursue a policy where if there are two personal fouls in a game, there's an automatic ejection of a player," Goodell said. "I believe that that's consistent with what we believe are the safety issues, but I also believe it's consistent with what we believe are the standards of sportsmanship that we've emphasized."
  • In Celebration Of Ted Cruz’s Tough Tactics In Iowa

    02/05/2016 8:08:22 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | February 5, 2016 | George Rasley
    he establishment media and Iowa Caucus losers Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio have been savaging Ted Cruz and his campaign team for the tactics that helped Senator Cruz win the Hawkeye State's first-in-the-nation election contest. But we think that Republicans, and especially conservatives, should celebrate the fact that they have a candidate and a campaign team in the race that are smart, technologically savvy, in the moment, right on the issues and ruthless enough to use every issue and advantage they can identify to win. First, let's knockdown the ludicrous charge by Donald Trump (repeated to our disappointment...
  • In Iowa, hints that being presidential matters

    02/05/2016 5:28:45 AM PST · by luke1825 · 14 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 2/4 | Peter Lucas
    Donald Trump should bounce back in New Hampshire on Tuesday. His loss in Iowa at the hands of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was a setback, although it actually could have done Trump some good. But Trump cannot afford two losses in a row. You can always learn something from defeat. And a little humility never hurt anyone, and Trump, who is not used to losing, sure could use some. And he surprisingly flashed a little of it when he graciously congratulated Cruz, the man he had called a liar, on his first-place finish. But Trump still could not help himself...
  • Bill Whittle: Gaslighting

    02/04/2016 9:17:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    You're not crazy. The Obama Administration will just keep GASLIGHTING you until you think you are.
  • Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

    02/04/2016 11:33:51 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 3 , 2016 | Amanda Jackson
    The NFL announced Tuesday that Lady Gaga will be singing the national anthem during the pregame festivities. The "Poker Face" singer's performance will be broadcast live on CBS before the kickoff of the game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.
  • Women, know your limits! (Drinking, Contrceptives, Pregnancy)

    02/04/2016 11:16:34 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    CNA ^ | February | Jenny Uebbing
    I'm just so thankful to be an American with a uterus today, because federal agencies have really got all the bases covered for me. (Which is a relief because who has got time to use reason? Also, science is hard. Let's go shopping.) The CDC issued a nuanced, thoughtful report this morning with the brilliant recommendation that card-carrying members of the x-chromosome club ought to either be using contraception throughout the entirety of their childbearing years, or teetotaling. Thankfully, being a simple suburban housewife with little capacity to make reasonable, well-researched choices for my own health and wellbeing and that...
  • TrumpScript – The Most Difficult Programming Language To Learn

    02/04/2016 2:47:08 AM PST · by gaggs · 17 replies
    Which is the most difficult programming language to learn and why? Well, this is all over the news now I think, but TrumpScript is probably difficult to learn because it's based on the illustrious Donald Trump, and it's really hard to keep up with Donald Trump's logic. See more at: http://www.commonsenseevaluation.com/2016/02/04/trumpscript/#sthash.3bQvyuLE.dpbs
  • Bernie Sanders: 'I'm prejudiced — I want Donald Trump to win the nomination'

    02/03/2016 8:29:31 PM PST · by anymouse · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    "Frankly, I'm prejudiced: I want Trump to win the Republican nomination," Sanders said. "I would love the opportunity to run against him. I think we'd win."
  • Antiabortion activist charged in Planned Parenthood video case turns herself in

    02/03/2016 4:41:03 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 54 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/2/16 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    One of two antiabortion activists charged by a grand jury last month in connection with filming covert videos at a local Planned Parenthood surrendered Wednesday and appeared outside court to applause from supporters who clutched homemade signs calling her a "pro-life hero." "She has broken no laws," attorney Mat Staver said of client Sandra Merritt... (snip) Daleiden's bail was set at $11,000, and he is expected to surrender Thursday morning. Merritt's bail was initially $10,000, but that was reduced to $2,000. Her next court date is March 28. She has been offered pretrial diversion, but her attorneys said they are...
  • ‘I Don’t Know if He Was There to Kill Me’: (Melissa Harris-Puker Alert)

    02/03/2016 12:13:24 PM PST · by robowombat · 49 replies
    Blaze ^ | Feb. 2, 2016 11:55pm | Oliver Darcy
    ‘I Don’t Know if He Was There to Kill Me’: MSNBC Host Pens Harrowing Column About Iowa Incident Feb. 2, 2016 11:55pm Oliver Darcy MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry published a harrowing column Tuesday detailing an eerie incident that unfolded at a hotel lobby in Iowa the previous night. “I don’t know if he was there to kill me,” the column began. Harris-Perry said she was “sitting in a hotel lobby in downtown Des Moines” and “didn’t notice until he was standing right next to me, much closer than is ordinary or comfortable.” “When he started he speaking it was like...
  • Clinton Calls Cybersecurity 'One of the Most Important Challenges' for the Next President

    02/03/2016 11:48:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 3, 2016 | Alyssa Canobbio
    At the end of a get out the vote campaign event in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton was asked about her plans for protecting cyber security. "It is one of the most important challenges the next president is going to face," Clinton said. [Snip] The AP reported that during Clinton's time at the State Department that it was one of the worst agencies in the federal government at protecting its computer networks. The deteriorating situation continued well into when John Kerry took over.
  • Ted Cruz Relaxes By Singing Show Tunes (not from the onion)

    02/03/2016 11:28:24 AM PST · by drewh · 82 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 2 at 8:44 PM | By Alexandra Petri
    For at least the second time in recent days, the Texas senator’s wife, Heidi, has described his method of relieving tension during anxious campaign moments: show tunes. “He’ll call me and just sing me a Broadway tune,” Mrs. Cruz told a crowd here on Tuesday. It can happen without warning, “right before one of these debates” or “in a stressful moment in a state,” she said. It is usually well received — “he never ceases to defuse a stressful moment with a moment of levity,” Mrs. Cruz said — but not always. “I’m thinking, ‘I’m on a finance call right...
  • SANTORUM TO EXIT (CNN HEADLINE ONLY)

    02/03/2016 11:01:15 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    CNN
    Ted Cruz already posting it on Twitter... /s
  • Microsoft accused of Iowa Caucus voter fraud with hashtag #MicrosoftRubioFraud

    02/03/2016 10:48:01 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    Marcosoft Here's the deal, folks. As I said in a previous article, open source is a necessity when it comes to voting. I praised Bernie Sanders' campaign for questioning Microsoft's motives in providing the platform for the Iowa Caucuses. With that said, Microsoft was ultimately not the problem, closed source was. Unfortunately for Microsoft, as could be expected, it is now being accused of voter fraud by apparent Donald Trump supporters. Since Ted Cruz won last night, you would think the claim is that the Windows-maker fraudulently boosted him. Nope. Actually, conspiracy theorists are claiming Microsoft increased the number of...
  • Roof Collapses During Hamas Funeral

    02/02/2016 11:54:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Now if only they had been tormenting a blinded Jewish strong man who knocked out some support pillars...
  • Trump Iowa loss could mean trouble ahead

    02/02/2016 5:31:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 163 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 2, 2016 | Byron York
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Donald Trump's supporters showed up at the Sheraton Monday night fully expecting their man to win the Iowa caucuses. And why shouldn't they? Trump had held a lead of varying sizes in 13 of the last 13 polls listed in the RealClearPolitics average of Iowa polls. How could that not win? "Beats the hell out of me," said Michelle Tepley, a Trump fan from Waukee. "It doesn't make any sense." "Sad," said Kimberly Hawn of West Des Moines. "I don't know, I don't know," said Steve Brewer of Norwalk. Months ago, before Trump took the...
  • Hillary Clinton campaign accused of voter fraud in Polk County, Iowa (Bernie got Berned!)

    02/02/2016 12:55:45 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    The Iowa caucus has finally come and while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was declared the Republican winner, the Democratic race is a lot more complicated. While supporters for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continued to fight it out into the night, the results were not as clear as some questions were raised. In over 1,600 caucus sites around the state of Iowa, Democratic voters made their voices heard. Though the Clinton campaign declared victory prematurely, as of 12 a.m. Tuesday morning on the East Coast, no official winner has been declared. As voters anxiously awaited the results, news broke on...
  • Fourth-placed Ben Carson flees Iowa for Florida before the results are in claiming he (tr)

    02/01/2016 10:49:49 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Ben Carson may have come up short in Iowa but he is ready to get back out on the campaign trail - as soon as he gets some fresh clothes. In one of his most bizarre statements to date, Carson told reporters on Monday that he would be leaving Iowa early so he could go to Florida and get some clean clothes. His communications director Larry Ross then confirmed this in a statement released to the media, which read; 'After spending 18 consecutive days on the campaign trail, Dr. Carson needs to go home and get a fresh set of...
  • Australian ISIS fan planned 'Kangaroo bomb'

    01/28/2016 9:28:21 AM PST · by Lera · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/28/2016 | Ari Yashar
    19-year-old on trial for plot to 'pack' kangaroo with explosives and set it loose on police officers on veteran's day. Islamic State (ISIS) inspired jihadists have come up with creative terror attack plans in the past, but one 19-year-old in Australia who appeared in court Thursday topped them all by planning to launch a "kangaroo bomb." According to court documents Sevdet Ramadan Besim of Hallam, to the southeast of Melbourne, planned to "pack" a kangaroo with explosives, paint an ISIS symbol on it and then unleash it on police officers in Melbourne for Anzac Day, Australia and New Zealand's veteran's...
  • 25% of Feds Would Consider Leaving Their Jobs if Trump Becomes President

    02/01/2016 11:05:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 180 replies
    Donald Trump leads the Republican field among federal employees, but many still say they would never work for him. One in four federal workers would consider leaving their jobs if Trump were elected president, according to a new survey conducted by the Government Business Council, Government Executive Media Group’s research arm. About 14 percent of respondents said they would definitely consider leaving federal service under President Trump, while an additional 11 percent said they might. The findings indicate those leaving government would come from agencies' top ranks, as a majority of respondents were in General Schedule positions GS-13 and higher.
  • Dutch Police Training Eagles to Take Down Drones

    02/01/2016 8:16:23 AM PST · by protest1 · 20 replies
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | 1st Feb 2016 | Evan Ackerman
    Automaton Robotics Aerial Robots Dutch Police Training Eagles to Take Down Drones By Evan Ackerman Posted 1 Feb 2016 | 9:17 GMT No matter how many regulations the FAA puts in place, drones are cheap enough now that frequent misuse is becoming the norm. There's no good way of dealing with a dangerous drone: you can jam its radios to force it to autoland, or maybe try using an even bigger drone to capture it inside a giant net. In either of these cases, however, you run the risk of having the drone go completely out of control, which is...
  • CAUCUS FORECAST: Bad weather to hit Western Iowa just before caucuses begin

    01/31/2016 9:22:33 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    SIOUX CITY, IOWA — Sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning a storm is forecast to hit here. At first it will probably be rain. Then heavy winds. Then snow. Blizzard conditions are possible. If the blizzard came Monday afternoon it would dramatically suppress voter turnout at the caucuses. Currently, that's not in the forecast. Weather.com, as of 8 p.m. Central on Saturday night, says that in the 6 p.m. hour Monday, when voters would be heading to the caucuses, there's a 40 percent chance of rain and maybe snow in Council Bluffs, at the western end of Iowa.
  • I Like Bernie, But... (BARF!)

    01/31/2016 8:59:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    ... isn't he a Socialist? Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist. He believes that our current economic system isn't doing enough for poor and middle-class Americans and that democratic change is needed to create a more fair and just America. But this isn't radical or scary! Many of the programs instituted by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson that we take for granted today — such as Medicare, the 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, and Social Security — can be considered socialist programs.
  • Bill Clinton Says He's Leaving It 'All on the Floor' in Iowa

    01/31/2016 2:16:44 PM PST · by drewh · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 31, 2016, 11:32 AM ET | Emily Shapiro
    In the final sprint before the Iowa Caucuses, President Bill Clinton said it "feels good" in Iowa as he and Hillary Clinton campaign hard in the last push before Monday. "You just want to know you left it all on the floor, and I think we did," the former president told ABC News. "We've had a chance to get her message out. I feel good about it but you don't know what's going to happen," Bill Clinton said, noting Iowa's history of unpredictability when it comes to choosing who wins the state's caucuses. "It feels good, I mean you never...
  • Another Winning Performance From Jeb (Funny Video)

    01/30/2016 11:57:07 PM PST · by mbrfl · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec. 23, 2015 | Hot Tolerance Productions
    Funny video with edited clips from last December's GOP debate - at JEB's expense.
  • Behold: The Hillary Rodham Clinton children’s book

    01/30/2016 7:06:15 PM PST · by lionstar · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 30, 2016 | Kyle Smith
    The children's book “Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead” by Michelle Markel and illustrated by LeUyen Pham, is dedicated to implanting the proper Hillary attitudes in the minds of the next generation. Aimed at ages 4 to 8, is meant to instill in girls a thrilling sense of gender pride, even if the book (like Hillary’s campaign) has a difficult time identifying anything she has actually accomplished, other than giving speeches and being in the proximity of famous men.
  • Stephen Colbert Moderates An All-Trump Debate

    01/30/2016 11:32:41 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 61 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 29, 2016
    Starts at minute 3:21
  • 'Planet Earth' Really Hates Donald Trump: “People are in disbelief" "People are kind of scared"

    01/30/2016 12:17:25 AM PST · by drewh · 76 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1.29.16 2:30pm
    LONDON — No doubt Donald Trump will be thrilled that the entire world is mesmerized as he steamrolls over his Republican rivals for the presidential nomination. He probably doesn’t care that most of the international publicity is bad publicity—but even the master of ill-tempered putdowns and Twitter vitriol will struggle to keep up with the sheer number of attacks and jibes pouring in from every corner of the globe. He does have a select band of fans—more on those later—but they are being drowned out by an incredulity that stretches from Europe’s capitals to post-conflict Afghanistan; from the African deltas...
  • State Pulls the Plug On SIPRNet (2010 Time article on Wikileaks)

    01/29/2016 6:09:23 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 10/29/15 | Massimo Calabresi
    Late last week, after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informed the White House of the likely fall-out from the WikiLeaks cable dump, the White House came back with a question: "What's our corrective action?" Clinton's undersecretary for management, Patrick Kennedy, had a simple suggestion: pull the plug on SIPRNet, the classified DoD network that PFC Bradley Manning reportedly used to download the cables from State's inhouse classified database. "The White House said do it," says a senior administration official. The publication by WikiLeaks of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables, many of them classified, is forcing an administration-wide intelligence retrenchment as...
  • Sanders campaign spurs hippie-era flashbacks

    01/29/2016 12:45:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies
    Upack your old tie-dyed T-shirts, roll yourself a fat doobie and warm up the ancient VW bus. We're going to do Woodstock and the 1972 presidential election all over again. And this time, the hippies are going to win! Four years of peace, love, and single-payer health care. But do take care to clear the path for Bernie Sanders. Because if he steps in something the dog left behind, he's going to blame Wall Street and start yelling and waving his arms around. And you know how much that upsets Republican congressmen who are otherwise so eager to oblige his...
  • Suspended Missouri Professor Reaches Deal in Assault Case

    01/29/2016 11:38:47 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    The suspended University of Missouri assistant professor who was charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from a confrontation with two student journalists during November's campus protests reached a deal Friday with prosecutors, getting community service but no jail time or fines if she stays out of trouble for a year. Columbia city prosecutor Steve Richey said he decided to forego pursuing the misdemeanor assault case against assistant communications professor Melissa Click, who has pledged no further illegal behavior for a year and to complete 20 hours of community service, he said in a statement.
  • Watch: Cruz and Wallace Spar During Debate, Cruz Jokes About Leaving, Rubio Says He Won’t Leave...

    01/29/2016 7:27:05 AM PST · by Rockitz · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 28 Jan 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) sparred with debate moderator Chris Wallace and joked that he would leave the stage if he was asked another “mean question” at Thursday’s second GOP presidential debate on the Fox News Channel. “Governor Christie, you have compared both senators Cruz and Rubio to Barack Obama saying that we cannot afford another inexperienced president. You’ve also said that Senator Cruz’s vote to curtail the NSA surveillance program made America less safe. Is either of ready to be commander-in-chief?” After Christie’s answer, Cruz said he should get a chance to respond. Wallace...
  • Veterans Group Will Not Accept Donations from Trump But the Reason Why Is the Story

    01/28/2016 8:27:37 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    A Daily Caller story today reads, Veterans Group To Refuse Any Donations From Trump Fundraiser, but a lot is left out, perhaps deliberately. The short story nowhere mentions who and what this group is. The reason why they won’t accept the funds is the story. Read on. The story reads A military veterans group told Donald Trump they do not want his money from his fundraiser for vets.
  • A Suspension for Melissa Click

    01/28/2016 4:08:00 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 26 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 28 Jan 2016 | Tajha Chappellet-Lanier
    The University of Missouri’s board announced the move just days after prosecutors brought third-degree assault charges against her. Following a special board meeting Thursday, the University of Missouri Board of Curators declared Click "suspended pending further investigation." The board didn't indicate whether she will be paid or not during her suspension. On Monday, Click was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor to which she has pleaded not guilty.
  • Trump Plans Event to Benefit Veterans as Counter-Programming to Fox News Debate (VIDEO- Ed Schultz)

    01/28/2016 3:02:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    Youtube ^ | Ed Schultz
    Donald Trump has planned an event that will benefit Veterans and Wounded warriors to counter-program the Fox News debate Thursday evening. Ed gives commentary.
  • The Republicans Who Helped Obama Ruin the Country Support Donald Trump

    01/28/2016 8:01:14 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 69 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 27, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    Let us not be naive or willfully ignorant about what is happening. Donald Trump has a far longer history of affiliation with Democrats and Democrat causes than he does conservative, populist, or Republican causes. See him and hear him for yourself in his own words. Even in the first debate of Campaign 2016, Trump supported government run, Canadian style universal healthcare. There is no difference between his position on that and Bernie Sanders’ position.Trump has long supported abortion rights. He has called for higher taxes and gun control. He has defended Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. Donald Trump funded the...
  • Hillary Clinton wants to appear in 'unsanctioned' New Hampshire debate – but surging Bernie (tr)

    01/27/2016 8:38:04 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing Bernie Sanders to participate in a newly proposed Democratic debate – one not sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee – to be held just days before the New Hampshire primary. But Sanders, who has surged ahead of Clinton in New Hampshire polls, has no plans to do so, his campaign said. 'The DNC has said this would be an unsanctioned debate so we would not want to jeopardize our ability to participate in future debates,' Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver said. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3418414/Clinton-Sanders-odds-newly-proposed-NH-debate.html#ixzz3yVjXQ9FY Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • We’ve Got The Transcript!!! Of Fox News #GOPDebate Without @RealDonaldTrump

    01/27/2016 8:04:32 PM PST · by Amntn · 44 replies
    Hillary Is 44 ^ | 1/27/16 | Hillary Blogger
    We've Got The Transcript!!! Of Fox News #GOPDebate Without @RealDonaldTrump Update: Open thread: Trump versus O'Reilly. Actions speak louder than words. Trump is fearless going on O'Reilly. Why would anyone spin the line that Trump is somehow "afraid" of Megyn Kelly? Trump is on Fox News to attack Fox News! Make Fox News Great Again??? Who else would dare pull out of a debate a few days away from a close contest in Iowa then attack Fox News on Fox News? Trump has announced his appearance at Drake University for wounded veterans which will air opposite the #2 #GOPDebate. -----------------...
  • You’ll never believe who’s playing Michael Jackson in a new movie

    01/27/2016 4:12:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 49 replies
    Page Six ^ | 1-27-16 | Chris Perez
    Fans of the Gloved One want the white actor cast to play Michael Jackson in a new British TV movie to "Beat It." "Because we aren't whitewashed enough in Hollywood, apparently," read a tweet posted on BET's Twitter page on Wednesday. "They seriously couldn't find a black actor to play Michael Jackson?," tweeted DeRay Mckesson, an American civil rights activist and leader in the "Black Lives Matter" movement. Imani Gandy wrote, "They cast a white guy to play Michael Jackson. I think we can admit that this whole 'planet earth' thing isn't working out."
  • Byron York: Trump debate dodge fuels doubts, boosts Cruz

    01/27/2016 9:02:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 180 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 27, 2016 | Byron York
    BLOOMFIELD, Iowa - James and Brooks Schooley are raising a young family in this tiny Iowa community. They support Ted Cruz and brought their kids to an old church near the Bloomfield town square to hear the candidate, along with Iowa Rep. Steve King and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The Schooleys like Cruz's faith and his fealty to the Constitution. But their choice is also shaped by their wariness of the Republican front-runner, Donald Trump. "He's not principled," James Schooley told me, referring to Trump. "He just goes by emotion." "I feel like he doesn't stick to the Constitution...
  • The Anti-Trump Network: Fox News Money Flows into Open Borders Group

    01/27/2016 6:42:15 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 82 replies
    The announcement from Donald Trump’s campaign that the Republican frontrunner will “definitely not” partake in Thursday night’s Fox News debate has sent shock waves throughout the nation’s political scene. At a press event Tuesday evening, Trump seemed to cite disparate treatment from the network as his reasoning for not participating. “What’s wrong over there, something’s wrong,” Trump said of the “games” Roger Ailes and the network are “playing.” In asking the question of “what’s wrong over there?” Trump has shined a spotlight on one of Washington’s best kept secrets: namely, Fox’s role via its founder Rupert Murdoch in pushing an...
  • Democrats would be insane to nominate Bernie Sanders

    01/27/2016 4:57:53 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 26, 2016 | Dana Milbank
    Forget the commentary, go to the comment section - They're having a meltdown - LOL !!!
  • WHEN TED CRUZ WANTED TO BE PART OF THE ESTABLISHMENT

    01/26/2016 1:00:07 PM PST · by true believer forever · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | January 26j, 2016 | Shane Goldman
    While Cruz is running for president in 2016 as the consummate outsider, he launched his political career as a Bush administration insider, and his relationship with the GOP establishment is far deeper and more complex than he lets on. On the trail today, Cruz bashes the "Washington cartel," jokes of being so hated in the U.S. Capitol that he needs a "food-taster," and says at nearly every stop, "If you see a candidate Washington embraces, run and hide." But 16 years ago, as a young domestic policy adviser for Bush's 2000 campaign, Cruz himself had sought Washington's embrace. He uprooted...
  • Hillary Clinton's green squeeze (Ick!)

    01/26/2016 12:38:35 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-26-2016 | Dan Berman
    January 26, 2016Hillary Clinton's green squeeze Dan Berman (CNN)Hillary Clinton has embraced Barack Obama's legacy. Her campaign chairman is a former White House adviser credited for pushing through pro-environmental regulations. And she talks about the need to act on global warming. But in this Democratic primary, that's not enough. Her critics -- and even would-be supporters -- continue to push a message the Clinton really can't be trusted to do the green thing....blah..blah..blah
  • The Economy Is What Matters to Voters

    01/25/2016 3:40:49 AM PST · by expat_panama · 11 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | January 25, 2016 | John Chapman
    In 1992 the victorious Clinton campaign's war cry was a slogan as pithy as it was subsequently famous: "It's the economy, stupid." This was a not-so-veiled reference to President Bush 41's seeming pre-occupation and preference for foreign affairs, and his relative indifference to the tepid economy at the time - an economy his errant policies of higher taxes, more job-killing government spending and regulations, and an ill-considered war in the Middle East (that later turned into a strategic catastrophe for the United States) created. Mr. Clinton correctly adduced what, so far, only Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have discerned in...
  • Hillary Clinton deserves Democratic nomination (BARF!)

    01/25/2016 1:08:47 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    America looks different in 2016 than it did the last time Hillary Clinton ran for president: The economy has come out of free fall, the military has left the quagmire of the Iraq war, barriers to equality have toppled, and universal access to health care has become a reality. Tumultuous as they’ve been, the Barack Obama years have proved transformative — and the priority for Democratic voters should be to protect, consolidate, and extend those gains.
  • Stokes asks for investigation into signs posted by gun seller

    01/25/2016 12:35:01 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Sign says those who vote for Stokes, Obama ‘too stupid to own a gun’ Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes is asking for a federal investigation into a sign posted by a gun store owner. The sign, which was spotted at the Jackson Gun Show over the weekend says, “It’s hard to tell the difference between Democrats and terrorists and if you support Kenneth Stokes or the president, you’re too stupid to own a gun.”