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  • Tiger Woods withdraws from Bridgestone Invitational

    08/03/2014 10:54:46 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    cbs sports ^ | 8-3-14 | Kyle Porter
    Tiger Woods withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational during his fourth round on Sunday with an apparently bad back. Woods hit his drive on the 9th hole and then walked off the course.
  • President Obama: Border crisis is a ‘shared responsibility’

    07/25/2014 8:21:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    PMS NBC ^ | 07/25/14 | Rachel Kleinman
    <p>The ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is a “shared responsibility,” President Obama said Friday after meeting with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala at the White House on Friday.</p>
  • Mark Warner rallies Virginians against Hobby Lobby ruling (BARF ALERT)

    07/16/2014 11:48:58 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 11 replies
    From an email
    Breaking: Partisan gridlock blocks Hobby Lobby bill. Friend, This afternoon, Republicans in the Senate filibustered the bill that would undo the impacts of the recent Hobby Lobby decision. This bill would have ensured that employers can't stand between a woman and her doctor and protected the rights of all employees to have access to basic health care. This partisan gridlock is outrageous. We deserve to have a real debate on this bill, and it deserves to have a vote. Nearly 20,000 supporters like you have added their name demanding action. The momentum is with us to fix this. Today’s filibuster...
  • Bob Schieffer: Romney may consider 2016 run if Jeb Bush doesn’t

    07/08/2014 6:01:25 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/27/2014 | Wesley Lowery
    Mitt Romney has said time and time again that he has no interest in running for president a third time. But, on Sunday morning, CBS' Bob Schieffer said not to write off the idea of a 2016 campaign by Romney so quickly. "I have a source that told me that if Jeb Bush decides not to run, that Mitt Romney may actually try it again," Schieffer said.
  • Dana Carvey Can't Mock Obama, Because Unlike Other Pols, He's Not a 'Walking, Talking Cartoon'

    07/06/2014 6:05:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 6, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Former Saturday Night Live co-workers Dennis Miller and Dana Carvey are touring together this summer. On Sunday, The Washington Post published an interview with Carvey as the two head to the Kennedy Center in the nation’s capital for a show on July 12. While Miller now delights the right with a radio show and humorous appearances on Fox News, Carvey claims “I ride both sides.” But it became clear he doesn’t mock Barack Obama, because somehow he’s so much more serious than our other presidents and presidential candidates: “When we had the Southerners in there — [George] W. [Bush]and [Bill]...
  • McCain says Obama weakened America, encourages donations to RNC

    06/30/2014 1:12:35 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 30 2015 | Washington Examiner
    Because “friends and foes” view President Barak Obama’s America as weak, people should donate to the Republican National Committee, says U.S. Sen. John McCain. McCain On Monday, the RNC sent out a mass email to supporters containing a letter from the Republican senator from Arizona, in which he blasted the president. “President Obama’s policies continue to cost millions of Americans jobs and access to health care,” McCain says in the email. “When the world needs American leadership, our President fails to lead. As a result, friends and foes alike are coming to see America as weak, unreliable and lacking credibility....
  • Obama Losers

    06/21/2014 9:50:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | John Ransom
    10) In six short years as president, Obama has taken the Democratic Party from the One to done. While it’s way too early to write off the party even for 2014, the wounds created by supporting this colossal bozo will be even longer to heal than the wounds inflicted by Jimmy Carter. Obama said way more then he knows when he admitted that the problem is that he’s president, not emperor. 9) Remember when the Fawning News Media said that comedians would have a tough time making fun of Obama because he was so serious, so perfect, so black? Well...
  • Justin Bieber Turns to Faith After Video Scandal, Gets Baptized in New York City: Report

    06/08/2014 11:32:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, June 8, 2014 | Chiderah Monde
    The ‘Baby’ singer is apparently repenting his sins after apologizing for making racist remarks in old videos that leaked online.He's been insufferable for a while and now Justin Bieber is apparently ready to be settled. The pop star is turning to faith after the leaked video scandal that made him a mouthpiece for racist remarks. Bieber, 20, was baptized by Hillsong New York City pastor Carl Lentz last week, TMZ reports. He also spent a month beforehand doing "intense Bible study" with the celebrity-friendly pastor. He was reportedly baptized in a hotel room to “keep the whole thing private,” according...
  • Michael Moore, Wife Tangle Over Divorce Dollars

    06/05/2014 4:47:31 PM PDT · by Callahan · 87 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 6/5/2014 | Anon.
    UNE 5--With his divorce trial looming, Michael Moore is battling his wife over the valuation of the couple’s assets, while branding her a spendthrift who “unilaterally wasted a large percentage of the marital funds” building a lakefront mansion that has prompted mocking news stories about the activist filmmaker’s wealth. Moore and Kathleen Glynn are scheduled for trial next month in a Michigan courtroom not far from the sprawling Torch Lake residence that the Hollywood power contends became a money pit that cost five times what his wife claimed she would spend on the home.
  • 'You are screwing up my speech': President Obama almost loses his cool with angry heckler......

    05/09/2014 5:52:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    'You are screwing up my speech': President Obama almost loses his cool with angry heckler at $32,400 a ticket Democrat fundraiser in California President interrupted during address to tech-leaders in San Jose, California on Thursday Riled that he was unable to finish his speech, the president kept calm Told his heckler that he would speak to him afterwards but he 'kinda screwed up my ending.' Is on a three-day fund raising trip to California and met with Yahoo Inc CEO Marissa Mayer before the speech About 250 people paid between $1,000 and $32,400 to attend By James Nye Published: 00:46...
  • Boehner Tea Party Challenger Fired Over Anti-Boehner Ad (the Establishment axe comes down!)

    04/28/2014 1:54:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 64 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/28/14 | Patrick Howley
    House Speaker John Boehner’s tea party primary challenger J.D. Winteregg has been fired from his position as adjunct professor at Cedarville University in Ohio due to his recent viral web ad accusing Boehner of “Electile Dysfunction,” The Daily Caller has learned exclusively. The racy ad, which was a smash hit on the Internet, was cited as the direct reason for his firing, a senior Winteregg advisor tells TheDC. When Winteregg began his campaign, he was told by many in the political establishment that he would never work in Ohio again. Winteregg needs between 40,000 and 50,000 votes in the May...
  • Al Gore Is Not Giving Up

    04/25/2014 7:41:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 4/24/2014 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Al Gore is richer and skinnier than ever, 14 years out of the White House, a tech titan with elder statesman clout, whose disdain for politics in the capital where he lived most of his life has only grown with each year he’s lived away from it. Sure, this new Gore has a great life, what with a net worth well over the $200 million mark following the sale of his Current TV network to Al Jazeera last year, that seat on the Apple board and his starring roles with two investment companies that tout their environmentally friendly business styles:...
  • Bob Dole: Paul, ‘Extreme Right-Wing’ Cruz Don’t Have Experience to Run in 2016

    04/22/2014 1:53:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 85 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 6:53 pm, April 21st, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole weighed in on his party’s likely 2016 contenders recently, and concluded that some of the most talked-about names just aren’t ready yet. In a new interview with the Wichita Eagle, Dole calls out Ted Cruz and Rand Paul specifically to say they lack the experience to run in 2016.He takes a few shots at Obamacare too, calling the rollout a “disaster” and casting serious doubt on the administration’s claims they successfully enrolled 7 million people, while charging that Democrats don’t get nearly the kind of blame Republicans do for partisan gridlock and congressional inaction.But...
  • Dole on Paul, Cruz, Rubio: They're not ready

    04/22/2014 1:09:51 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 107 replies
    CNN ^ | April 22nd, 2014
    (CNN) - Former Republican Sen. Bob Dole argued that some of the men among the younger generation of potential GOP presidential candidates aren't quite ready to take on the White House. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, (Marco) Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy – Ted Cruz? All running for president now," he said in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "I don't think they've got enough experience yet."Follow @politicaltickerThe former Republican senator from Kansas and 1996 GOP presidential nominee - who also served as a U.S. congressman as well as the GOP vice presidential...
  • Deputies: Man killed son to play video games

    04/18/2014 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    A 24-year-old Homosassa man was charged Thursday with suffocating his 1-year-old son because he wanted to have time to play video games, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said. Cody Wygant was charged with third-degree murder and willful child neglect, the sheriff’s office said. Wygant was being held in the Citrus County Jail. A judge on Friday set bail for Wygant at $100,000 with his next court date scheduled for May 23. Citrus County Fire Rescue responded to Wygant’s home after receiving an emergency call at 8:21 a.m. Thursday that the child, Daymeon Wygant, wasn’t breathing. Daymeon was transported to Seven...
  • Joe Biden Joins Instagram, Everyone’s Lives Improve Exponentially

    04/16/2014 4:29:28 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 16 replies
    Time ^ | 04-16-2014 | Samantha Grossman
    Fingers crossed for daily selfies of the Veep rocking Ray-Bans Well, it finally happened. Vice President Joe Biden has joined the selfie-snapping, brunch-loving, filter-abusing masses of Instagram, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. His handle is @VP and everyone should probably start following him immediately.
  • Freaky Photoshop disaster: Jay Carney puff piece goes hilariously wrong [pics]

    04/11/2014 7:44:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 72 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
  • Anti-Racism Activists on Colbert: We Will Protest This Until It Ends

    04/11/2014 2:18:37 PM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    http://time.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Suey Park, Eunsong Kim
    The marginalization of other voices is now complete.The cross-promotion of more white male celebrities prove it: The entertainment industry has perfected the development of white, cis, straight, male characters. The marginalization of “other voices” — except when those “others” are brought in only to aid in the cheap punch line of a joke — is complete. This is aggression that we do not have to accept. We will protest this until it ends. Many dismissed the protest we undertook last month with #CancelColbert, a hashtag we set up in response to a blatantly racist Tweet about Asians from the Colbert...
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Says GOP Must Appeal To Hispanics, Get ‘Beyond Deportation’

    04/01/2014 2:43:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 1, 2014 | Joseph Weber
    Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul told fellow Republicans on Tuesday that the future of their party depends on them connecting with Hispanics in a more empathetic way and on getting in front of immigration reform – a message that further signals his flirtation with a 2016 presidential run. “If we are to change people’s attitudes toward … the Republican Party, we have to show up and we have to have something to say,” Paul told a small group of conservatives gathered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. “I hope to be part of that dialogue.” This certainly was not the...
  • AP poll: Disapproval of Obama hits 59 percent

    03/26/2014 1:53:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 132 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2014
    Nearly six in 10 people disapprove of President Obama's job performance in a new poll by the Associated Press, the highest rating recorded by the newswire.
  • Romney Takes on Tea Party in Idaho

    03/22/2014 9:50:31 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 117 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 21, 2014 | Courtney Coren
    Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney this week campaigned in Idaho for Gov. Butch Otter and Rep. Mike Simpson, who have primary battles against tea party challengers, to prevent the GOP from veering "wild right." "I'm here today in Idaho . . . to make sure people understand that the people I'm standing with right here are the right team of conservative leaders to help the people of Idaho," Romney said, according to NPR. -SNIP- According to David Adler, director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University, Romney's purpose in the state is to help with voter...
  • Rand Paul: Republicans Need to Soften on Social Issues

    03/15/2014 12:24:23 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 232 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-16-2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is warning Republicans that if they expect to be relevant in the future and grow the party they will have to soften on social issues. In an interview with vocativ.com, Paul said he had "sort of a Jeffersonian belief in unity, peace and commerce with all" and that the best way to build the GOP for the future is to include people with whom they don't agree on every issue. "I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues," Paul advised. "The Republican Party is...
  • CT Cop to Gun Owning Patriot: “I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In”

    03/08/2014 6:12:18 PM PST · by lowbridge · 338 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com ^ | march 8, 2014 | tim brown
    Last weekend, I reported on Connecticut John Cinque's 2013 warning to lawmakers that he would not comply with their attempts to force the citizens of Connecticut to register their semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. Since that time, the video, though a year old, has gone viral. However, in a recent video between Mr. Cinque and Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Viconti, Cinque reveals that a Branford, Connecticut police officer told him, "I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In."
  • Obama links up with celebrities for golf game

    03/08/2014 5:03:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    March 08, 2014, 02:57 pm Obama links up with celebrities for golf game By Keith Laing President Obama golfed on Saturday with former NBA player Alonzo Mourning and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad after discussing the military tensions in Ukraine with foreign leaders. The commander-in-chief skipped out of Washington this weekend to vacation with his family in Key Largo, Fla. The White House said Obama placed calls to leaders in countries such as Britain, France, Italy, Lithuania, Latvian and Estonia before he hit the links. Obama and the sports figures were joined by Cyrus Walker, who is the cousin of White House...
  • The conservative group that lost its credibility (Hint: It's spelled G-O-P)

    12/13/2013 10:17:53 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/13/13 | James J. Antle III
    John Boehner says conservative groups criticizing the latest budget deal have “lost all credibility.” Has the speaker of the House lost his mind? Republicans have certainly cut worse deals with the Democrats than the controversial pact between Paul Ryan and Patty Murray. This one doesn’t increase marginal income tax rates, like the 1990 “read my lips” budget agreement between the Democrats and President George Bush. It doesn’t create the biggest new entitlement since Lyndon Johnson ushered in the Great Society, like Medicare Part D under Bush the Younger. But sequestration marks the only time congressional Republicans have won a major...
  • John Boehner: Republican Party should support gay candidates

    12/05/2013 10:01:13 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 86 replies
    Politico ^ | December 5, 2013 | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said.
  • Did Barry Blurt Out "Jesus!" at the Ceremony of the Unknowns?

    11/11/2013 8:11:19 AM PST · by SERKIT · 31 replies
    Fox News Coverage of Wreath-Laying | November 11, 2013 | Self
    After the wreath-laying, Obama walked up the stairs into the memorial building, and heard (what appeared to be HIS voice) "JEESUS!". I had to play it back a few times and was appalled. Anyone else make that observation?
  • McCain: Except for that Benghazi thing, Hillary was an awesome SecState

    10/28/2013 1:43:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 82 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Oct 28 | BY ED MORRISSEY
    Sometimes, there just are no words. Unfortunately, John McCain supplied them anyway. In an interview with Bloomberg out today, Senator McCain offered high praise to the Secretary of State whose philosophy on accountability for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi was, “What difference at this point does it make?” “Being a loser, I’m not sure what I have to say would be very impactful,” McCain told reporters, alluding to his 2008 loss to President Barack Obama. Then, the Arizona Republican offered plenty of praise for Clinton, who is also making an appearance in Chicago today. “I don’t think there’s...
  • Ryan Drops All Obamacare Demands in WSJ Op-Ed

    10/09/2013 1:27:43 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 134 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/9/13 | ben shapiro
    On Monday, former vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, suggesting that Republicans drop all Obamacare demands in their push for a deal on the debt ceiling and a continuing resolution to fund the government. Instead, he suggested that Republicans look for a bargain on entitlement reform, a pet project of his, as well as tax reform. “This isn't a grand bargain. For that, we need a complete rethinking of government's approach to helping the most vulnerable, and a complete rethinking of government's approach to health care. But right now, we need...
  • Report: Boehner told group of House Republicans he’ll violate the Hastert Rule to raise the debt....

    10/03/2013 7:37:23 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10-03-13 | Allahpundit
    The lawmaker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Mr. Boehner had said he would be willing to violate the so-called Hastert Rule if necessary to pass a debt limit increase. The informal rule refers to a policy of not bringing to the floor any measure that does not have a majority of Republican votes. Other Republicans also said Thursday that they got the sense that Mr. Boehner would do whatever was necessary to ensure that the country did not default on its debt.
  • Reid to CNN: Boehner’s ‘job is not as important as our country’ [Child Hater Tries to Reshape Image]

    10/03/2013 5:25:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/3/13 | Ashley Killough
    In an interview with CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused House Speaker John Boehner of being more worried about his job than the country amid a government shutdown... Republicans passed a series of bills on Wednesday with majority support that would fund national parks, the National Institutes of Health and District of Columbia operations while the government remains shut down. But Reid has refused to take them up, saying the government should be funded all at once. The White House also issued a veto threat. Reid, who's been known to use explosive terms to...
  • McCain hires controversial Syria analyst who inflated credentials

    09/29/2013 5:40:14 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 68 replies
    Sen. John McCain has hired a controversial Syria analyst who recently was fired by one D.C. organization and resigned from another after it emerged that she inflated her academic credentials. The Republican senator's office confirmed to Fox News that Elizabeth O'Bagy was hired as a legislative assistant, and will start work next week. "Elizabeth is a talented researcher, and I have been very impressed by her knowledge and analysis in multiple briefings over the last year. I look forward to her joining my office," McCain said in a statement.
  • Romney warns threat to shut down government not ‘effective’

    09/28/2013 2:43:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 27, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney on Friday said the Republican threat to shut down the government in an attempt to defund ObamaCare isn’t an “effective” strategy. "We're more effective tactically not to use a shutdown of some kind to pursue the ... anti-Obamacare objective,” Romney said in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. “I don't think that will be as effective.” [snip] "I think there's a better way of getting rid of ObamaCare — my own view — and that is, one, delaying it by at least a year,” Romney said. “That was Senator (Joe) Manchin's idea, the Democrats' idea.”.......
  • John Fredericks on McAuliffe's poor debate performance

    09/26/2013 6:00:19 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies
    From an email
    The Great Debate: McAuliffe’s All Show No Go Performance By John Fredericks If you like music, circus ring ponies and a light show than you were likely enamored by Terry McAuliffe’s gamesmanship performance last night at the nationally televised Virginia gubernatorial debate hosted by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce in Northern Virginia. McAuliffe’s all show and not much go brusque debate exhibition highlighted his one major vulnerability as this tiresome campaign’s final six weeks ticks down: he’s heavy on pizazz and light on substance. This reality was present all night as the grand presenter used his prime time showcase to...
  • Obama’s moves on Syria mark defining moment - His shifts could set back agenda for second term

    09/15/2013 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Sept 15, 2013 | By Matt Viser and Noah Bierman
    WASHINGTON — President Obama, to his supporters, is a deliberative leader whose willingness to recalibrate his response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons potentially helped avert military strikes and further US involvement in a civil war half a world away. But to his critics, Obama is like a character in a Shakespearean comedy, where the hapless protagonist succeeds despite himself. It was, after all, only after Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an offhand comment last Monday morning in London — and Russian leaders seized on it — that renewed diplomatic discussions began. Now those discussions have led to...
  • Visibly frustrated Angela Giron blames her recall on voter suppression [video]

    09/13/2013 3:24:38 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | September 12, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Appearing on CNN, Angela Giron, a Colorado Democrat state Senator who was one of two state pols recalled for supporting gun-grabbing anti-Second Amendment legislation, joined Debbie Wasserman Schultz in blaming her recall on voter suppression.
  • Heritage Foundation Banned from GOP Planning Meetings

    08/30/2013 7:51:42 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 77 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 29, 2013 | Lisa Barron
    Conservative GOP lawmakers have taken steps to diminish the influence of the Heritage Foundation, barring the conservative think tank's employees from participating in planning meetings. House Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise informed Heritage officials last month that they would no longer be welcome at the group's weekly gatherings, a decision that ended a decades-long working relationship, reports The National Journal.
  • Obama on Syria: 'I have not made a decision'

    08/28/2013 5:40:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/28/13 6:07 PM EDT | JENNIFER EPSTEIN |
    Administration officials have made clear that Obama isn't angling for "regime change" with any intervention, a point he touched upon as he stressed that the goals of the United States and its allies are less dramatic. He's considering "limited, tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of, you know, Iraq, which I know a lot of people are worried about," he said.
  • Terry McAuliffe in Charlottesville this Sat (BARF ALERT)

    08/27/2013 2:43:19 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    From an email
    Terry McAuliffe is coming to Charlottesville this Saturday to speak to supporters like you and kick-off a canvass. He's hoping you'll come out to meet him, and then stick around to talk to your neighbors about pledging to vote. Here's why we need you: There's a whole segment of Virginia voters who will absolutely vote for Terry in November — if they make it to the polls. Getting them to pledge now (and then reminding them of that pledge later), is a key part of our strategy to win this election. Terry's coming out on Saturday because we can't wait...
  • Oprah 'sorry' for Switzerland's flap

    08/13/2013 6:52:36 AM PDT · by Excellence · 42 replies
    Yahoo OMG ^ | 13 August 2013 | NICOLE EVATT
    "I'm in a store and the person doesn't obviously know that I carry the black card..."
  • Chris Christie Signs 10 Gun Bills Into Law

    08/08/2013 5:22:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | August 8, 2013 | CJ Ciaramella
    New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed 10 pieces of gun legislation into law Thursday. Christie, widely seen as a probable GOP candidate for president in 2016, signed off on the slate of bills, most of which were non-controversial, while leaving five more contentious bills still awaiting his signature or veto. One of the new laws will disqualify any person on the federal terrorist watch list from obtaining firearms identification cards or permits to purchase handguns. “To the extent that this bill will keep guns out of the hands of known terrorists, or those who have taken active steps to...
  • Balz book: Romney considered scrapping bid in spring of 2011

    07/02/2013 4:54:45 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    Mitt Romney officially announced his candidacy for president in June 2011. But during the spring of that year, Romney considered scrapping his campaign altogether, as detailed in a soon-to-be-released book about the 2012 presidential campaign by The Washington Post’s Dan Balz. -SNIP- Romney confirmed after the election that he called his son one morning to tell him he thought he wasn’t going to run. “I recognized that by virtue of the realities of my circumstances, there were some drawbacks to my candidacy for a lot of Republican voters,” he told Balz in January. “One, because I had a health...
  • Jeb Bush to Republicans: Stop Being 'Obstacle' to Immigration Reform

    07/02/2013 3:17:54 PM PDT · by Bratch · 76 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 2, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, a staunch supporter of "comprehensive immigration reform," urged Republicans on Monday to stop being "the obstacle" to immigration reform. Writing in the Wall Street Journal with Clint Bolick, Bush asserted that "immigration reform" was a gateway issue for Hispanic and Asian voters. He said Republicans needed to "cease being the obstacle to immigration reform and instead point the way toward the solution."
  • McCain slams Putin on Snowden- "he continues to stick his thumb in our eye"

    06/25/2013 12:26:40 PM PDT · by dennisw · 78 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket ^ | 6 25 13 | Dylan Stableford,
    Sen. John McCain weighed in on the Edward Snowden saga on Tuesday, saying that Russia's actions in the wake of the accused National Security Agency leaker's reported arrival in Moscow harkens back to the Cold War. "It's reminiscent of the days of the Cold War, when you hear a Russian spokesman saying that [Snowden’s] not in Russia when every shred of evidence indicates that he is,” McCain said on CNN. “We've got to start dealing with Vladimir Putin in a realistic fashion for what he is. He’s an old KGB colonel apparatchik that dreams of the days of the Russian...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration bill: No 'parades' for me

    06/20/2013 5:41:15 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/20/13 | Tal Kopan
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is defending his participation in the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill efforts, saying he knows it won’t win him any “parades” among conservatives, but it’s necessary. Speaking Wednesday night with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, Rubio said he understands why conservatives are skeptical of immigration reform. “Look, it’s obvious I didn’t do this for political gain. This is not something that’s going to gain me any parades. People are frustrated, and I do understand it. What I hope they understand is that I studied this issue carefully for almost two years and I concluded that what we...
  • Jay Z Is Under Investigation By The NFL

    05/27/2013 5:59:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    sheknows.com ^ | 5/26/13 | Donna Martin
    Last month, we learned that Jay-Z, husband of American Idol guest star, Beyonce Knowles was planning to sell his one-percent ownership share of the Nets so he could pursue becoming a sports agent. And now, less than a month into his new business venture, he’s under investigation by the NFL! What’s going on? You’ll have to take the jump to find out! Jay-Z’s original plan for his new company, Roc Nation Sports Agency, was to let agents within the company take care of the day-to-day business and to negotiate contracts with the athletes. But according to the Inquisitr, Jay-Z may...
  • Rubio Flushing His Political Aspirations -and the Entire GOP- Down the Toilet

    04/30/2013 2:17:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    'You’re a nice guy. That's a problem.  Nice guys are only popular in prison and in the Senate- and for similar reasons.' Today's Republican Party suffers from a paucity of those who can effectively communicate the conservative message. So what a shame I might not be able to vote for one of the few who DID possess that gift... WHAT on God's green Earth are you thinking, dude? Has it yet occurred that you're a DREAM prop for the Democrats here- the hispanic Republican who's marching lockstep with them on a bill that MANY of us see little good in? That...
  • THE PRESIDENT IS A SORE LOSER

    04/20/2013 9:37:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | 4/18/2013 | Massad Ayoob
    When I heard the news that the Senate had failed to pass a Universal Background Check, I was at a police seminar on the topic of active shooters. The panelists had agreed that “active shooter” was a poor descriptor, one noting that some attackers use other weapons, such as the blade-wielder in the recent Texas case.
  • Obama loses 2014 wedge issue in Senate gun vote

    04/17/2013 8:11:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 17, 2013 | Neil Munro, White House Correspondent
    The Senate’s effective rejection of President Barack Obama’s post-Newtown gun control bill robs the Democratic Party of an important tool for trying to regain a majority in the House in November 2014. “Are they serious?” a visibly angry Obama demanded of opponents of the Toomey/Manchin Senate bill. In a late-afternoon announcement outside the White House, the president added that if Congress continues not to pass a gun control bill, “the answer will have to come from the voters.” But without a Senate bill, there’s little chance that vulnerable GOP House members in suburban swing-districts will face the unpleasant choice of...
  • Republicans pull plug on Mark Sanford

    04/17/2013 12:02:44 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | April 17th, 2013 | Alex Isenstadt
    National Republicans are pulling the plug on Mark Sanford’s suddenly besieged congressional campaign, POLITICO has learned — a potentially fatal blow to the former South Carolina governor’s dramatic comeback bid. Blindsided by news that Sanford’s ex-wife has accused him of trespassing and concluding he has no plausible path to victory, the National Republican Congressional Committee has decided not to spend more money on Sanford’s behalf ahead of the May 7 special election.