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  • The Koch network's top brass distance themselves from Trump

    07/30/2018 11:04:30 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 52 replies
    NBC ^ | 07/30/2018 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann
    Ninety-nine days until the all-important midterm elections, Republican lawmakers and outside groups are beginning to distance themselves from President Trump — in ways both small and big. The latest to break away: the Koch Brothers. “Top leaders of the conservative Koch political network, frustrated with the direction of the Republican Party, are attempting to rebrand the organization by vowing to be less partisan and work with elected officials across the political spectrum to advance their policy priorities,”
  • Koch Brothers Line Up with DACA Illegals to Pressure Republican Congress to Pass Amnesty

    09/07/2017 10:50:38 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7 Sep 2017 | IAN MASON
    Long-time pro-mass immigration billionaires Charles and David Koch became the latest force to pressure congressional Republicans to nullify the end of DACA with a legislative amnesty Thursday. Koch spokespeople said the brothers will throw their weight behind the growing effort to force a two-house GOP majority that has refused to pass either funding for the southern border wall or the RAISE Act, a key nationalist immigration reform, to quickly pass an amnesty for those who were once exempted from federal immigration law under President Barack Obama’s DACA. The Koch amenability to open borders and amnesty is nothing new. In 2013,...
  • Gary Johnson: 'What Is Aleppo?'

    09/08/2016 5:16:21 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 79 replies
    Gary Johnson: 'What Is Aleppo?' Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate, does not know what Aleppo is. Asked on Wednesday's "Morning Joe" what he would do if elected president about the city in Syria at the center of the refugee crisis, Johnson earnestly asked what Aleppo is even. "And what is Aleppo?" Johnson said. "You're kidding me," Mike Barnicle responded, who asked the question. Barnicle then began to explain what Aleppo is to the candidate. "OK, got it, got it," Johnson cut him off, and then added, "With regard to Syria I do think it's a mess. I think that...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal a Clear Success (facepalm)

    07/16/2015 7:45:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | July 14, 2015 | John Glaser and Justin Logan
    The deal just struck between the U.S., world powers, and Iran is an historic achievement that decreases the likelihood of an Iranian nuclear weapon and forestalls the risk of another costly U.S. war in the Middle East.But while the diplomats in Vienna are finished wrangling over the final details, the Obama administration is by no means finished fighting for the agreement’s survival. Congress has 60 days with which to review the deal for final approval, and while Republicans may not have a veto-proof majority, they — along with some Democrats — remain vehemently opposed to any plausible peaceful resolution.The debate...
  • Kentucky's odd couple: the symbiotic friendship of Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell

    03/07/2015 2:13:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 7, 2015 | Francine Kiefer
    Kentucky is one place in America where a tea-party firebrand and a Republican from the governance wing amicably meet.For two Republican senators from the same state, Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell could not be more mismatched. Senator Paul is a man in a hurry, with presidential stars in his eyes after a mere four years of serving Kentucky in Washington. The loquacious libertarian is a darling of young conservatives – a relaxed jeans-and-boots kind of guy. Senator McConnell, after three patient decades in office, has finally reached his dream job of Senate majority leader. A man of few words, he’s...
  • New Gallup poll shows Americans want third political party participation

    09/26/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9-24-14 | Karl Dickey
    A new Gallup poll out this morning, September 24, 2014, found that 58% of Americans strongly want a third political party choice in the candidates because the two older parties "do such a poor job" representing the people. This number is little changed from a Gallup poll asking the same question in 2007. The third largest political party is the Libertarian Party, yet its candidates face unfair hurdles of ballot access and media exclusion. Many states in the nation purposely raise the bar for Libertarian Party candidates to have their name printed on the ballot alongside the Republican and Democratic...
  • Pete Hoekstra backs Brian Ellis over Rep. Justin Amash in primary race (Establishment loser)

    07/15/2014 11:57:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    mlive.com ^ | 7/14/14 | Andrew Krietz
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra has said he'll back U.S. Rep. Justin Amash's opponent in the upcoming August primary. Hoekstra is endorsing local businessman Brian Ellis in the Third District race. Hoekstra, who served in the House from 1993-2011 and was chair of the House Intelligence Committee, in a statement said Ellis will be a "strong partner" with other Michigan Republicans to promote conservative ideas. "Bottom line, I strongly endorse Brian Ellis because he will be an effective conservative voice and a consistent conservative vote for solutions that will help hardworking Michigan taxpayers," Hokestra said. "Brian...
  • Major panel: Drug war has failed, legalize pot

    06/02/2011 6:32:16 AM PDT · by TSgt · 123 replies
    Instead of punishing users who "do no harm to others," global commission argues that governments - particularly the U.S. - should end criminalization of drug use (AP) NEW YORK - The global war on drugs has failed with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world, argues a new report to be released Thursday. Compiled by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which includes former heads of state, a former U.N. secretary-general and a business mogul, the report calls on governments to end the criminalization of marijuana and other controlled substances.
  • (PBS)KBDI pushes limits on controversial pledge tie-ins

    08/22/2009 6:23:48 PM PDT · by Drango · 5 replies · 487+ views
    Denver post ^ | 8/21/09 | Joanne Ostrow
    KBDI-Channel 12 has a reputation for broadcasting bold, distinctive documentaries. Just where to draw the line between bold/distinctive and kooky/irresponsible is a matter of opinion. Last weekend, during a pledge drive, Channel 12 aired controversial documentaries promoting conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11 and claiming taxes are unlawful. Answering the phones during the pledge drive were conspiracy believers who reportedly encouraged callers to believe. The station received complaints over "America: Freedom to Fascism" along with " 9/11: Press for Truth" and " 9/11: Blueprint for Truth." It also fielded requests for more. The claims made in "Freedom to Fascism," namely that the...
  • Reagan staffer already gaming Paul 2012 run

    12/18/2008 9:00:00 AM PST · by Dada Orwell · 33 replies · 1,076+ views
    Paul's Reaganite cheerleader Doug Wead continues his early bird crusade to get "Dr. No" in front of the nation's voters one more time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeGMQBe7_OU
  • Bob Barr to put Georgia, North Carolina in play for Obama?

    07/08/2008 2:00:47 PM PDT · by mnehring · 54 replies · 229+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 4th
    All part of his daring master plan to make his name as widely reviled among the right as Ralph Nader’s is among the left. Polls in Georgia and North Carolina over the last two weeks show Mr. Barr winning 8 percent and 6 percent respectively of the presidential vote, and in both cases helping keep likely Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama within striking distance of Mr. McCain in those states — which, taken together, account for more electoral votes than Florida, Pennsylvania or Ohio… [InsiderAdvantage pollster Matt] Towery said North Carolina and Georgia are exactly the places that Mr....
  • Tom DeLay’s wife is supporting Bob Barr. Time to start forming Patti Davis support groups?

    06/08/2008 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 79 replies · 208+ views
    Third Party Watch ^ | June 7, 2008 | Stephen Gordon
    According to the video below, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has said that “many Republicans will vote for Libertarian candidates in House races.” The Washington Times is reporting that former House Whip Tom DeLay’s wife plans to pull the Bob Barr lever on Election Day: Tom DeLay will vote for John McCain but the former House Republican leader said his wife, Christine, is planning to vote for Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr. “I’m trying to convince my wife not to do that,” the Texas Republican told editors and reporters at The Washington Times on Friday. “She said it publicly...
  • Ron Paul BEATS Duncan Hunter in FR Poll (15.4% to 15.1%)

    09/18/2007 3:29:40 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 50 replies · 142+ views
    FR Poll #191 ^ | Today | David Osborne
    http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/poll?poll=191;results=1 Congratulations to Ron Paul -- You have passed Duncan Hunter in the FR poll !! Oh but wait a sec, after a more careful analysis there seems to be a slight difference between the "Members" and the "Non-Members" I am not smart enought to understand scientific polls like this one, so can someone please explain it to me. http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1
  • Wadhams: Democrats Didn't win, Republicans Lost

    06/27/2007 1:36:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 811+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Jun 26, 2007
    Republicans themselves brought on the whipping they suffered in the 2006 elections, Colorado state GOP chairman Dick Wadahms said in appearances in Montana. "I don't think Democrats really won the 2006 elections," said Wadhams, who spoke to the Montana Republican Party convention ... "They were just standing there. We didn't deserve to win in 2006." Wadhams is a former campaign director and staff member for Conrad Burns, who represented Montana... Republicans lost in 2006 because they forfeited their claim to fiscal responsibility, "mishandled the ethical lapses" ... Wadhams, 51, has won more campaigns than he's lost, but he lost a...
  • A Field Guide to Rudy Boosters - Introduction

    02/20/2007 7:25:29 PM PST · by dirtboy · 145 replies · 1,635+ views
    2/20/2007 | dirtboy tory peterson
    Political observers are falling over themselves trying to determine the cladistics of a newly-emergent population of political animal, the Rudy booster. This appears to be the first new species of Republican to emerge in over two decades in the Family Republicanae (the last being Conservatisi reagani), and displays a particularly odd range of behaviors that call into question the long-term political viability of the new species, as well as that of Republicanae in general if they assume a position of dominance. Some observers have proposed classifying the new population as a subspecies of Rinous rockefelleri, whereas others have made a...
  • ‘These are the times that try men’s souls’

    02/18/2007 6:49:58 AM PST · by Teófilo · 138 replies · 2,204+ views
    The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat ^ | 18 February 2007 | Pedro O. Vega
    By Pedro O. Vega As published today in the Johnstown Tribune DemocratThe situation in which we find ourselves in Iraq because of the war on terror defies my attempts at originality to describe. I find myself in need of laying hold of aphorisms and clichés said by the truly Great Ones, and some not-so-great. The first one that comes to mind is from Thomas Paine, an American Founding Father, written in 1776. It’s one I used in a previous column, one I keep returning too because of its sheer wisdom: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer...
  • Defeatists On Free Republic Who Are Giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy

    01/18/2007 7:50:55 AM PST · by jveritas · 634 replies · 10,050+ views
    January 18 2007 | jveritas
    The most lasting tragedy of the Vietnam War is that it has legitimized “giving aid and comfort to the enemy”. We are seeing the giving of aid and comfort to the enemy running wild in this war on terror and sadly not only among liberals and their media but also among some conservatives who some of them are right here on this great Free Republic. When Al Qaeda terrorists, or the terrorist regimes in Iran and Syria, or the Iraqi insurgent terrorists whether they are Sunnis or Shia hear the speeches of defeatism coming from liberals and their media, or...
  • Blood and Money [Iraq's Economy is Booming]

    12/18/2006 12:49:53 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 41 replies · 3,247+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 25, 2006 - Jan. 1, 2007 issue | Silvia Spring
    It may sound unreal, given the daily images of carnage and chaos. But for a certain plucky breed of businessmen, there's good money to be made in Iraq. Consider Iraqna, the leading mobile-phone company. For sure, its quarterly reports seldom make for dull reading. Despite employees kidnapped, cell-phone towers bombed, storefronts shot up and a huge security budget—up to four guards for each employee—the company posted revenues of $333 million in 2005. This year, it's on track to take in $520 million. The U.S. State Department reports that there are now 7.1 million mobile-phone subscribers in Iraq, up from just...
  • Libertarian GOP defection?

    12/12/2006 7:37:39 AM PST · by Small-L · 225 replies · 2,769+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Tuesday, December 12, 2006 | Bruce Bartlett
    For many years, those who consider themselves to be libertarians have been fairly reliable members of the Republican coalition. Although no libertarian would consider himself or herself to be entirely in agreement with either major party, they have historically sided with the GOP. But the relationship today seems more deeply strained than any time in the last 30 years, and a divorce may be forthcoming. Basically, libertarians are allied with the right on economic issues and the left on everything else. They believe in the free market and freedom of choice in areas such as drugs, and favor a noninterventionist...
  • GOP Is Losing Its Libertarian Voters

    12/10/2006 10:04:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 298 replies · 4,158+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Dec 08, 2006 | David Boaz and David Kirby
    Libertarian Party candidates may have cost Senators Jim Talent (R.-Mo.) and Conrad Burns (R.-Mont.) their seats, tipping the Senate to Democratic control. In Montana, the Libertarian candidate got more than 10,000 votes, or 3%, while Democrat Jon Tester edged Burns by fewer than 3,000 votes. In Missouri, Claire McCaskill defeated Talent by 41,000 votes, a bit less than the 47,000 Libertarian votes. This isn’t the first time Republicans have had to worry about losing votes to Libertarian Party candidates. Senators Harry Reid (Nev.), Maria Cantwell (Wash.), and Tim Johnson (S.D.) all won races in which Libertarian candidates got more votes...