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  • Planned Parenthood facility in Iowa officially shuts down

    05/04/2016 5:17:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | May 3 2016 | Becky Yeh
    A Planned Parenthood facility in Iowa has officially shut down after it announced its closure earlier this year. The location in Dubuque, which offered medication abortions only, reported a drop in clientele as reason for closure. The Dubuque location was in operation for eight years, and it is among almost a dozen satellite Planned Parenthood facilities to shutter in recent years. In 2014, Planned Parenthood closed facilities in Red Oak and Creston; and over the years, the abortion giant shut down similar facilities in Ankeny, Fort Dodge, Fort Madison, Knoxville, Newton, Mount Pleasant Storm Lake, Spencer and Washington. Dubuque County...
  • Cartoonist Fired After Advertiser Complaints, Cartoons Now Get A Far Larger Audience

    05/04/2016 11:38:49 AM PDT · by Bratch · 45 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | May 4, 2016 | Rich Johnston
    This is a cartoon by Rick Friday  of Farm News, a weekly magazine published byThe Fort Dodge Messenger, And as a result, Rick is no longer “of Farm News”. He posted on Facebook, I am no longer the Editorial Cartoonist for Farm News due to the attached cartoon which was published yesterday. Apparently a large company affiliated with one of the corporations mentioned in the cartoon was insulted and cancelled their advertisement with the paper, thus, resulting in the reprimand of my editor and cancellation of It’s Friday cartoons after 21 years of service and over 1090 published cartoons to over 24,000...
  • Sen. Joni Ernst makes one list as a possible VP for Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 8:11:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 161 replies
    KYIV.com ^ | 30 Apr 2016
    The Washington Post published an article listing five candidates likely to be considered to be Trump's vice president. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa is on that list. Ernst is Iowa's first female U.S. Senator. Ernst was not well known When she ran for the senate seat vacated by the retiring Tom Harkin. KWWL-TV caught up with Ernst and asked if she would consider serving as Donald Trump's vice president. "I would say, 'did my mother pay you to say that?', Ernst said. "But, no. I would have to consider it, but I love what I do in the United...
  • GOP women push Trump on VP pick

    04/29/2016 6:45:11 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/30/16 | Christina Marcos
    Female Republican lawmakers are making the case for Donald Trump to choose a woman as his running mate. Picking a female vice presidential candidate could help mitigate the damage Trump caused with women voters in the primary, they say, as well as counter Hillary Clinton if she is the Democratic nominee. Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) offered the idea, somewhat unprompted, at a Capitol Hill event hosted by the Heritage Foundation this week. When a reporter asked a panel of conservative House Republicans who Trump should choose as his running mate, most lawmakers demurred. But Lummis, the only woman on the...
  • Weird Prayer Request...

    04/30/2016 5:44:11 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 22 replies
    30 April 2016 | US Navy Vet
    Ok all, we have the funding for our Septic System HOWEVER now we need 2 weeks of NO rain to put it in and get it County approved and signed off...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trumps vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • President Hillary is totally unacceptable!

    04/23/2016 1:02:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 894 replies
    Free Republic stands for God, family, country! America! "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United State of America." Securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity is our mission on FR. We cannot secure the blessings of liberty with Hillary in the White House. When Trump wins the lion's share of the primary votes, states and...
  • Iowa Democrats Kill Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood After It Sells Aborted Baby Parts

    04/23/2016 4:31:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-abortion legislators in Iowa narrowly managed to kill a measure on Friday that would have stopped tax dollars from going to the abortion industry. [Iowa state] Senator Ken Rozenbooms amendment to defund the abortion industry failed today on a tie vote, Jenifer Bowen, executive director of Iowa Right to Life, said in an email. We had bipartisan support, but needed one more vote. The defunding measure was part of a health and human services budget bill, which passed the Iowa House earlier this week. The state Senate removed the language to stop tax dollars from going to abortion groups like...
  • Senator Investigating Clinton Emails Says FBI Could Possibly Leak Info

    04/23/2016 4:27:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/22/16 | Chuck Ross
    Leaks would spring from the FBI if officials believed that the bureau took it easy on Hillary Clinton for political reasons, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley said Friday. Speaking at a breakfast meeting in Des Moines, the Iowa Republican said that while he would not want the FBI to leak information about its investigation into Clintons private email server, information would likely seep out if it was perceived that the bureau decided not to issue indictments because of politics. Is there going to be political interference? If theres enough evidence to prosecute, will there be political interference? Grassley asked...
  • The Definitive Birther Smackdown

    04/17/2016 5:57:25 PM PDT · by writer33 · 163 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/16/16 | Steve Deace
    There are several resident status classifications in the United States: natural born citizen, naturalized citizen, diplomatic immunity, temporary resident (on a visa), lawful permanent resident (green card holder), and illegal alien. Ted Cruz isn't the child of diplomats, and he was never naturalized as a citizen. So either he is an illegal alien or a natural born citizen. There is no middle ground. If you don't believe he is a natural born citizen, then you believe there is an illegal alien serving in the U.S. Senate. There is no middle ground. You should immediately call for his deportation. The Constitution...
  • Chuck Grassley tells Judge Garland that the Senate wont act on his nomination

    04/12/2016 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Dave Boyer
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley told Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to his face Tuesday that the Senate wont consider his nomination. Over breakfast, the Iowa Republican explained why the Senate wont be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year, his office said. The statement added that Mr. Grassley thanked Judge Garland for his service, and that their 70-minute meeting in the Senate dining room was cordial and pleasant. Both men arrived early for the meeting and avoided journalists later. Mr. Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are blocking Judge Garlands nomination, saying voters should have a role in...
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has a near perfect day in Iowa

    04/11/2016 7:04:04 PM PDT · by iowamark · 32 replies
    The Daily Iowan ^ | 4/11/2016 | Brent Griffiths
    OTTUMWA, IOWA Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Doland had to leave the Second District Republican convention for a wedding. Such absences occur during the ebb and flow of voting and debating that started early in the morning and stretched into the evening as the sun began to set outside the community center perched on the Des Moines River. But Doland was no ordinary delegate.The story of this county official was almost immediately replaced, coupled with reports from across the states other three Congressional Districts illustrates why Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was almost perfect on Saturday.An update on a Cruz supporters...
  • In Iowa corn fields, Chinese national's seed theft exposes vulnerability

    04/11/2016 12:30:08 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11, 2016 | Julia Edwards
    ARLINGTON, Iowa (Reuters) - Tim Burrack, a northern Iowa farmer in his 44th growing season, has taken to keeping a wary eye out for unfamiliar vehicles around his 300 acres of genetically modified corn seeds. Along with other farmers in this vast agricultural region, he has upped his vigilance ever since Mo Hailong and six other Chinese nationals were accused by U.S. authorities in 2013 of digging up seeds from Iowa farms and planning to send them back to China. The case, in which Mo pleaded guilty in January, has laid bare the value -- and vulnerability -- of advanced...
  • Donald Trump Loses Weekend Delegate Fight in Five States

    04/10/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 225 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Donald Trumps effort to reset his campaign following defeat in Wisconsin showed no signs of paying off this weekend, as a series of technical failures by his campaign set his hopes back even further. From Thursday to Saturday, Trump suffered setbacks in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Indiana that raise new doubts about his campaigns preparedness for the long slog of delegate hunting as the GOP race approaches a possible contested convention. He lost the battle on two fronts. Cruz picked up 28 pledged delegates in Colorado. In the other states, rival campaigns were able to place dozens of...
  • Steve King: Good Chunk Of Remittances To Mexico Are Laundered Drug Money (VIDEO)

    04/06/2016 12:02:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | Allegra Kirkland
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Tuesday applauded Donald Trumps suggestion that the United States force Mexico to pay for a wall along its border by threatening to block remittances sent by undocumented immigrants to their families back home. I suspect that a good chunk of that is laundered drug money, the Iowa representative said in a Newsmax interview. King is an immigration hardliner infamous for his 2013 claim that undocumented immigrants have calves the size of cantaloupes because theyre hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Even though King serves as the national co-chair for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)s...
  • 16 Democrat AGs Begin Inquisition Against Climate Change Disbelievers

    04/04/2016 9:02:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 101 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/4/16 | Hans von Spakovsky. Cole Wintheiser
    Beginning in 1478, the Spanish Inquisition systematically silenced any citizen who held views that did not align with the kings. Using the powerful arm of the government, the grand inquisitor, Tomas de Torquemada, and his henchmen sought out all those who held religious, scientific, or moral views that conflicted with the monarchs, punishing the heretics with jail sentences, property confiscation, fines, and in severe cases, torture, and execution. One of the lasting results of the Spanish Inquisition was a stifling of speech, thought, and scientific debate throughout Spain. By treating one set of scientific views as absolute, infallible, and above...
  • Brawl at Davenport restaurant escalates to break-in, assault

    03/31/2016 5:45:07 AM PDT · by skimbell · 20 replies
    QCOnline ^ | Mar 29, 2016 | Rachel Warmke
    Four people were arrested early Tuesday after allegedly breaking into the home of a women and attacking her with a stun gun following a brawl at a local restaurant. According to Davenport police, officers were called about 10:30 p.m. Monday to Checker's, 2310 W. Kimberly Road, for a large fight. Kiara Nathaniel, 25, of Davenport, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct by fighting. Officers identified Shaquille Litt, 19; Lameisha Moore, 20; Breanna Thompson, 20, all of Davenport, as also being involved in the fight and fleeing the scene when police arrived...
  • Atheist Group Objects to Muslim Prayer Spaces at University of Iowa

    03/29/2016 3:21:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | March 29, 2016 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A litigious atheist organization known for its lawsuits challenging Christian prayer and symbols in public spaces and Bibles in public schools is now voicing objection to the designation of a Muslim prayer space at the University of Iowa (UI). The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) says it is questioning the appropriateness of the two prayer rooms created primarily for male and female Muslim faculty and students at UI. FFRF states in a press release: The public university, located in Iowa City, has recently established two prayer rooms for its Muslim students. This is in addition to a longstanding university...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Still Owes Money to Iowa Police

    03/26/2016 11:35:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    free beacon ^ | 3/14/16 | Brent Scher
    Bernie Sanders paid same department upfront Multiple police departments in Iowa say they still have not been reimbursed for services provided to Hillary Clintons presidential campaign, according to local WHOtv.com. The Des Moines Police Department and the Marshalltown Police Department both say they are owed money from the Clinton campaign. In Des Moines, the campaign still hasnt paid for $1,800 worth of services provided last October for a Katy Perry concert. The campaign told WHOtv.com that it will pay the bill as soon as it receives an invoice, but the Des Moines Police Department provided a copy of the invoice...
  • Iowa Lawmakers Approve Sale of Suppressors for Firearms

    03/24/2016 3:26:52 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    On Tuesday the Iowa House concurred with the Senate, and a bill to allow the sale of suppressors in the state is now on its way to Governor Terry Branstads (R) desk. Titled the Hearing Protection Act, the bill focuses on the health benefits suppressors provide by protecting the hearing of people who shoot on a consistent basis. According to NRA-ILA the bill also looks at the benefits beginner shooters gain from a quieter shot and less recoil, therefore less flinch.
  • Could This Pastors VP Pick for Trump Help Defeat Americas Jezebel?

    03/24/2016 2:44:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Bethany Blankley
    One pastor in Iowa recently suggested that despite, or rather, because of the bitter rancor among Evangelical Christians over Donald Trump that one particular running mate could persuade naysayers to actually support Trump. Who is this Hawkeye pastor and why should anyone care about his opinion? In 2012, conservative commentator, Iowan Steve Deace, a #NeverTrump and Cruz supporter, identified the most effective “super-operatives” in Iowan politics. One, he wrote was an “unassuming pastor” of Walnut Creek Church, who “could very well be the most powerful man you’ve never heard of.” “He could easily mean the difference between victory and defeat...
  • Rallies urge GOP senators to back Supreme Court vote

    03/21/2016 3:21:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2016 5:40 PM EDT | Julie Carr Smyth and Alan Fram
    An effort by liberal groups to pressure Republicans to allow Senate consideration of President Barack Obamas Supreme Court nominee got off to a modest start Monday as small groups of demonstraters rallied outside lawmakers offices around the country. A bigger election-year battle ramped up as both sides brought their viewpoints to television, social media and supporters email inboxes. Five days after Obama tabbed federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland for the vacant seat, about 25 people appeared outside the Columbus, Ohio, office of GOP Sen. Rob Portman, who is backing Republican leaders insistence on awaiting the pick of whoever is...
  • Pink-Haired Waitress Stiffed: Tips Are Only For Normal-Looking People

    03/19/2016 7:35:06 AM PDT · by mykroar · 98 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 3/17/16 | David Moye
    A waitress in Des Moines, Iowa, was stiffed on a tip by a customer who had a beef with her pink hair. Taelor May Beeck was working at Zombie Burger on Tuesday when one of her customers came to settle a $17.26 tab. But the customer didnt leave a gratuity just a gratuitous insult, according to the Des Moines Register. The receipt read: Tips are only for normal looking people.
  • Chuck Grassley confirms no hearings on Obama Supreme Court nominee

    03/16/2016 2:20:58 PM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    WHO radio, Des Moines ^ | March 16 2016
    audio link to Grassley WHO radio interview at 4PM Central time on 3/16/2016
  • Iowa City woman accused of faking domestic assault

    03/16/2016 8:17:34 AM PDT · by LearnsFromMistakes · 22 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | March 15, 2016 | Lee Hermiston
    An Iowa City woman is accused of faking a domestic assault so she could have the father of her child arrested. ... Before officers responded to the scene, a co-defendant, 29-year-old Jessica Morales, punched Cole in the eye so she would have an injury, police said. Police said Cole was crying hysterically as she gave a false report about the assault. ... As a result of her actions, the father of Coles child who also lives with Cole was arrested and charged with domestic assault. Police said Cole and Morales admitted to having her childs father arrested so...
  • Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police THOUSANDS of dollars in unpaid bills for providing security...

    03/16/2016 1:55:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/16 | Mia De Graaf
    Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police THOUSANDS of dollars in unpaid bills for providing security at Katy Perry concert six months ago Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police thousands of dollars for provided security at a Katy Perry-headlined event and two rallies. Despite raising more than $130 million for her presidential campaign, the former Secretary of State has yet to pay Des Moines police $1,800 for manning the concert on October 24, the force claims. Meanwhile, officers in the neighboring city of Marshalltown claim the Democrat frontrunner owes them $2,700 for working overtime at a January 15 event with Bill Clinton and...
  • Police frustrated with Clinton campaign over unpaid bills

    03/15/2016 8:06:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    NBC13 ^ | March 14, 2016 | Michael DaSilva
    The Clinton campaign says as soon as they receive an invoice, they'll pay the Des Moines Police Department for the services they provided at the Katy Perry concert last October. City Hall provided us a copy of the invoice that has already been sent. The invoice is dated November 19, 2015. The bill is nearly $1,800. The Marshalltown Police Department is dealing with the same problem. "We have requested reimbursement from the Clinton campaign. We haven`t received that payment yet," said Marshalltown Police Chief Michael Tupper. . . "In my 23 year career, the Trump campaign actually paying this large...
  • Kochtopus Launches PR War Against Future SCOTUS Nominee

    03/14/2016 6:36:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    http://crooksandliars.com ^ | 3/14/16 | Karoli Kuns
    The ironically-named "Judicial Crisis Network" has launched an all-out opposition research and smear effort to kill President Obama's Supreme Court nominees before he ever names them. This organization was originally named the Judicial Confirmation Network, and was created to ram through Bush nominees when he was President, and renamed after President Obama was elected. (SNIP) Apparently if one is a defense attorney, they're supposed to refuse to defend people accused of heinous crimes. The inmate described in JCNs ad is Casey Frederiksen, who Kelly represented in 2005 during her career as a public defender. Frederiksen is unquestionably a terrible human...
  • Iowa House Passes Bill to Ban Sales of Aborted Baby Parts Over University of Iowas Objection

    03/12/2016 6:16:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Iowa House passed a bill Wednesday to end the sale and trafficking of aborted babies body parts in the state, according to the Associated Press. Introduced in February, Iowa House File 2329 comes in response to the horrific undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood employees selling aborted babies body parts. Legislators in several other states have proposed similar legislation. The bill would ban the trafficking and sale of aborted babies body parts, but it would allow women to donate tissue from stillborn or miscarried babies, as well as umbilical cord blood, placenta and amniotic...
  • Charles Grassley Faces Formidable Challenger in Iowa Senate Race

    03/03/2016 4:09:47 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 3, 2016 | Jennifer Steinhauermarch
    With Senator Charles E. Grassley under attack for his handling of the Supreme Court nomination process, a formidable Democratic challenger will run against him this November, the most significant sign yet that Democrats see the court and the candidacy of Donald J. Trump as twin liabilities for Republicans. Patty Judge, a former Iowa lieutenant governor and state agriculture secretary, is expected to announce her challenge this weekend to Mr. Grassley, who is seeking a seventh Senate term and had previously been seen as having little opposition to re-election.
  • HARRY REID: GOP Not Budging on SCOTUS Nomination, Will Wait and See What President Trump Will Do

    03/02/2016 6:45:51 PM PST · by GilGil · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/2/016 | Jim Hoft
    Senate leaders met with Barack Obama on Tuesday to discuss the vacancy on the Supreme Court after Justice Scalias death. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley stuck to their position that the next president should fill the vacancy. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said it looks like President Trump will fill the slot. Even Harry Reid has the capacity to be honest every once in a blue moon... They (Republicans) were adamant. They said, No, were not going to do this at all,' Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters outside the White House. They...
  • White House Is Said to Be Vetting Iowa Judge for Supreme Court Seat

    03/02/2016 3:24:07 PM PST · by drewh · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 2, 2016 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    The White House is vetting Jane L. Kelly, a career public defender turned federal appellate judge, as a potential nominee for the Supreme Court, as President Obama closes in on a decision that could reshape the court for decades and create an election-year showdown with Republicans. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been conducting background interviews on Judge Kelly, 51, according to a person with knowledge of the process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the White House is closely guarding details about Mr. Obamas search to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia....
  • Rep. Steve King: GOP Establishment Could Back Hillary if Trump or Cruz Wins Nomination

    03/01/2016 9:58:16 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | John Hayward
    Congressman Rep. Steve King (R-IA) 79% appeared on Breitbart News Daily Tuesday morning to support Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% in todays crucial primary elections and to warn that the GOP Establishment is determined to punish Trump and Cruz supporters, and they could even tacitly get behind Hillary Clinton as someone they can do business with if Cruz or Trump wins the nomination.
  • Students in Indiana, Iowa taunt Latinos with 'Trump-themed' insults during basketball games

    03/01/2016 11:46:37 AM PST · by drewh · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, February 29, 2016, 4:55 PM | Dan Good
    Students at two Midwest high schools recently hurled Trump-themed insults at Latino students, using the presidential candidate's anti-immigration rhetoric as inspiration for repulsive basketball game chants. Fans at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Ind. Friday held a cutout showing Trump's face and chanted "Build a wall! Build a wall!" during a basketball game against Bishop Noll Institute, which has many Latino students highlighting Trump's pledge to erect a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border. Four days earlier, students at the predominantly-white Dallas Center-Grimes High School in Iowa chanted "Trump! Trump!" during a basketball game against Perry High School, which has...
  • Cruz Accuses Chris Wallace Of Using Trump Oppo Research File, Sparks Fly

    02/28/2016 9:43:27 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 172 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2.27.16 | Daily Caller
    on Sunday accused Foxs Chris Wallace of using a Donald Trump opposition research file highlighting what some have described as dirty tricks used by Cruzs campaign against opponents. Your campaign has been involved in a series of incidents that people are calling dirty tricks, Wallace said on Fox News Sunday. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/28/cruz-accuses-chris-wallace-of-using-trump-oppo-research-file-sparks-fly-video/#ixzz41UBJs5mp
  • Multiple Gun Law Reform Bills Pass Iowa House

    02/28/2016 5:52:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Multiple gun law reform bills are advancing in Iowa. Just before noon on 23 February, 2016, the House had accomplished the following: HF2279 Hearing Protection Act Removes ban on gun mufflers. Approved in the Senate last year, did not clear the House. Today, passed the House 74-24.From iowafcorg: Iowa is one of just nine states in the entire country that prohibits its citizens from owning a firearms suppressor. Despite how theyre portrayed by Hollywood and gun control advocates suppressors do not silence a firearm. In reality they cut the noise signature of a gunshot by approximately 20-25%. While...
  • Video: Rubio mocks Trump’s stupid tweets, wonders if he wet his pants last night

    02/26/2016 10:51:13 AM PST · by JRochelle · 121 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 02/26/2016 | Allahpundit
    So here’s Rubio ditching Cruz’s approach and trying a new one-two punch: Trump is a con artist who exploits the little guy, whatever he may say on the stump, and also he’s a giant douche. Anti-Trumpers are in raptures on Twitter over this clip, watching Rubio take it to the bully with pure gleeful scorn, and I’m not immune to it. It’s pure catharsis after a month of setbacks, a surprise rout by an army that’s been in what feels like perpetual retreat. (It’s surprisingly funny in parts too. “How do you bankrupt a casino?” made me laugh.) And Rubio’s...
  • Is Ted Cruz Losing His Grip on Iowa?

    01/13/2016 12:13:07 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    Slate ^ | 1/13/2016 | Josh Voorhees
    Heading into Christmas, Ted Cruz had emerged as the clear favorite to kick off the Republican nominating contest with a victory in Iowa. He was racking up endorsements from evangelical leaders/kingmakers and was starting to pull away in state polls. But with less than three weeks to go until the GOP caucus, Cruz now has real reason to worry. The latest sign Iowa could come down to the wire between him and Donald Trump comes via a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg state poll, which shows the fiery Texas senator's lead on the loud-mouthed tycoon shrinking from 10 points to 3...
  • Top Advisor Armstrong Wiliams Confirms Dr. Ben Carson Quitting After Super Tuesday?

    02/24/2016 9:36:50 PM PST · by drewh · 38 replies
    Poitical Insider ^ | 2.24.16 | Bill Cunningham
    In a shocking move, Armstrong Williams, who is Dr. Ben Carson’s closest political advisor, dropped hints exclusively with Breitbart News that Carson will drop out immediately after the Super Tuesday Primary. The stunning revelation came during an interview with host Stephen Bannon, after Williams attacked the rest of the GOP field for “dirty tricks” and using “scorched earth tactics” against an honorable man. This is a political earthquake, as the GOP establishment tries to figure out how to defeat conservative businessman Donald J. Trump: “While we’re heading to Super Tuesday next week, I think as I’ve said in an op-ed...
  • Nevada caucus proves that both parties should insist on primaries

    02/24/2016 5:29:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Last night, the Nevada caucuses got off to a raucous start. Ballots ran out. Allegations of multiple voting arose. Partisans ran ballot collection and counting operations. Officials sported shirts proclaiming their candidate allegiance (and not just for Donald Trump). In one case, the caucus didn’t actually materialize where advertised: New: People registered for precinct 1303 in Sierra Vista showed up to caucus. There was literally no site set up.— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) February 24, 2016 Marc Caputo professed amazement: Not enough ballots for someNo checking voter IDsA poll worker wearing pro-Trump swagThese allegations about #Nevadacaucus are just wow— Marc Caputo...
  • ‘We do not need a militia of toddlers': If Iowa law passes, children can use handguns

    02/24/2016 4:19:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    washington post ^ | 02/24/2016
    The state’s House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would permit children under age 14 to use "a pistol, revolver or the ammunition" while under direct parental supervision. ... The current law, which some have called a "Civil War-era law," has no restrictions on children using long guns or shotguns under a parent’s supervision but prohibits them from using handguns. ... "Allowing people to learn at a young age the respect that a gun commands is one of the most important things you can do," Highfill told The Washington Post. The alternative, he said, is "turning 18...
  • Dick Morris: Why Rubio can’t win

    02/24/2016 3:03:07 PM PST · by detective · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/23/16 | Dick Morris
    Chris Christie has crashed, John Kasich is ghettoized, Scott Walker self-destructed and nobody bought the idea of Jeb Bush, and now all the king's horses and all the king's men - and Fox News - are trying to shove Marco Rubio down the throats of the Republican electorate. But they’ll never make the sale.
  • 7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 77 replies
    VOX ^ | September 30, 2014 | Matthew Yglesias
    7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in2016 Updated by Matthew Yglesias on September 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. ET @mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Tweet Share on Twitter (191) Share Share on Facebook (1,129) +1 LinkedIn Share on LinkedIn (15) Email Email MikePence.com Don't miss stories. Follow Vox! Early polling tells you almost nothing about presidential nomination battles, since it ends up almost exclusively telling you about name recognition. Early media buzz is similar. People like to read stories about figures they've already heard of, and it's easier to write stories about politicians you've already covered.But you don't need to be a...
  • Watching Trump and Sanders, Mitt Romney says he gets it: ‘We’re just mad as hell’

    02/24/2016 10:03:49 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 24 , 2016 | Robert Costa
    In his most extensive remarks yet on the 2016 presidential race, Mitt Romney on Tuesday said he shared the feeling of many Americans that Washington has failed them and urged national leaders to take on big problems, including issues that the GOP has rarely put at the fore during the past year, such as climate change, poverty, education and income inequality.
  • Rubio loses to Trump by 22 points in Nevada, says Trump "underperformed":

    02/24/2016 7:52:57 AM PST · by springwater13 · 85 replies
    At first things didn't look so great for Marco - Donald Trump did beat him by 22 points in the state's caucus. But on Fox News Wednesday morning, Rubio revealed that drawing roughly half of Trump's support in Nevada was actually a come-from-behind win in the expectations game. "Last time, Mitt Romney got over 50 percent, so Donald Trump actually underperformed [what] Mitt Romney did, not once but twice in this state," Rubio explained to Fox & Friends, referring to the 2008 and 2012 primary races.
  • Crowley: If Trump Or Cruz Wins WH Bid, The GOP Establishment "Is Done"

    02/24/2016 10:25:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” conservative commentator Monica Crowley said the Republican Party establishment is rooting against both Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump to win the nomination because if either wins the presidency, she said, “the establishment is done, it’s over.”
  • The Big 2016 Story Out of the Nevada GOP Caucus? Turnout.

    While Donald Trump won a sweeping victory in Nevada on Tuesday night - his third victory in a row - the biggest story out of the Silver State may actually be the record-breaking turnout Republicans saw at the evening's caucus gatherings. The Nevada Republican Party reported Wednesday morning that more than 75,000 voters participated in the contest. While that might not seem like a stunning number in a state with a population of somewhere around three million, that turnout absolutely demolished the participation record from 2012, when only about 33,000 Republican voters showed up to caucus. In fact, Donald Trump...
  • Rubio sharpens attacks after latest Trump win in White House race

    02/21/2016 3:29:35 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 43 replies
    Marco Rubio emerged from a razor-thin second-place finish in South Carolina's presidential primary on Sunday with the Republican field narrowed and his target clear: Donald Trump. -snip-Trump is long on rhetoric but short on specifics, Rubio said on CBS's "Face the Nation," challenging the front-runner, who finished 10 points ahead in South Carolina, to provide them."If you're running to be president of the United States, you can't just tell people you're going to make America great again - I think you need to begin to explain exactly how you're going to do it, policy-wise," Rubio said, referring to the Trump...
  • Chuck Grassley & rest of Senate GOP: No hearings on Obama Supreme Court nominee

    02/24/2016 4:13:52 AM PST · by iowamark · 23 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | 2/24/2016 | O. Kay Henderson
    Senator Chuck Grassley's staff just emailed the following announcement: WASHINGTON - Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans today sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicating that they will exercise their constitutional authority to withhold consent of a Supreme Court nomination and will not hold hearings on a Supreme Court nominee until the next President is sworn in. The letter, signed by all Judiciary Committee Republicans, says, "Accordingly, given the particular circumstances under which this vacancy arises, we wish to inform you of our intention to exercise our constitutional authority to withhold consent on any nominee to the Supreme Court submitted...
  • Orrin Hatch endorses Marco Rubio

    02/22/2016 2:44:52 PM PST · by pilgrim · 103 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/22/16 3:49 PM | Ryan Lovelace
    Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for president, the senator's staff confirmed to the Washington Examiner. Hatch is one of the highest ranking Republicans in Congress, and he is third in the line of the succession to the U.S. presidency as president pro tempore of the United States Senate. The six-term senator had previously endorsed Jeb Bush and sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2000. Hatch's endorsement could be interpreted as a sign of the party's governing class rallying to Rubio.