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  • Trump Live on the Kuhner Report ( WRKO )

    07/07/2015 9:32:43 AM PDT · by taildragger · 40 replies
    Jeff Kuhner Show ^ | 7/7/2015 | taildragger
    Trump up next Live. Listen on the web, or on your phone, you know how to find it...
  • Mansfield man charged with threatening to kill Obama

    07/07/2015 12:07:34 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 6, 2015 | By Matt Stout, Zuri Berry
    A 28-year-old Mansfield man, who had a home filled with swords, spears and other weapons, has been charged with posting online threats about President Obama, according to authorities. Andrew J. OKeefe was charged in a criminal complaint for allegedly threatening to kill Obama in a posting on the FBIs website. He appeared in U.S. District Court this morning wearing a green T-shirt, basketball shorts and sneakers. OKeefe was interviewed by authorities on May 15 after that threat was posted but refused to speak with officers, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz. Authorities then conducted a search warrant...
  • Inside Obama family's $12million summer vacation

    07/06/2015 5:17:03 PM PDT · by John W · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 6, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The president and his family have spent almost every single summer on the Massachusetts island since he was elected into the White House in 2008. The Boston Herald reports that Mr. Obama will be spending August 8-23 at the same $12 million Chilmark cottage where his family stayed last year. A manicurist has been booked for three days a week for their stay, according to the newspaper.
  • Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney Join Marco Rubio In Attacking Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 2:24:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-4-2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney attacked real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, telling a CNN reporter he thinks Trumps remarks on illegal immigrants were a severe error. Do you think Donald Trumps comments on Mexicans have hurt the Republican Party? a reporter asked Romney in video carried on CNN on Saturday. Yes, I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans, Romney replied. And its unfortunate. Do you think the candidates should speak up about that? the reporter followed up. I think a number of them have, Romney replied.
  • Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

    07/03/2015 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 3:48 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romneys property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates are scheduled to march...
  • [May 26, 2015] Obama-Netanyahu feud a problem for Hillary and Dems

    07/03/2015 8:39:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    A top GOP strategist and pollster for newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning that New York Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, "will pay a heavy price" at the polls next year if they don't break with President Obama's policies on Israel and reject any deal he makes with Iran. "Hillary Clinton, [Sen.] Chuck Schumer, [Reps.] Nita Lowey, Steve Israel, Jerry Nadler, Eliot Engel and others are about to get a whole new wave of pressure from Republicans on whether they agree or not with Obama on Israel," New York-based national GOP pollster and strategist John McLaughlin told The Post....
  • Bernie Sanders sends a chilling message to Hillary campaign

    07/02/2015 9:12:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton and her campaign cronies saw something frightening yesterday: a fired-up crowd of ten thousand people in Madison, Wisconsin, packing the Veterans Memorial Coliseum to the rafters in support of a candidate best known as Not Hillary. The previously fairly obscure Senator Bernie Sanders is drawing the same kind of enthusiasm that Eugene McCarthy sparked in 1968 when he drive an even more inevitable nominee from the Democratic ticket, incumbent President Lyndon Johnson. It is clear that the progressive base of the Democratic Party is fed up with Hillary Clinton, the cozy-with-Wall-Street party insider who parlayed political connections into...
  • Hillary Gets Berned: Sanders Rally Nearly Double the Size of Her Announcement Crowd

    07/02/2015 8:52:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/02/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) upstaged ‘em all at a rally in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday night.In fact, he put the number of people who showed up for Hillary Clinton’s official campaign announcement to shame.Sanders nearly filled the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center, which seats 10,231 people; the Associated Press put a 10,000 estimate on the crowd. About 5,500 people were on New York’s Roosevelt Island for Clinton’s carefully orchestrated launch.“Tonight we have made a little bit of history,” Sanders told the crowd with a simple blue Bernie banner backdrop. “Tonight, we have more people at a meeting...
  • Hillary Clinton to fundraise with "Anti-Christ" (No Joke)

    06/30/2015 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 30, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton will attend a fundraiser in New York on Tuesday hosted by Facebook millionaire and vertically integrated media company caretaker Chris Hughes, who recently described himself in a Vanity Fair profile as the Antichrist, or something pretty close to it. Hughes is best known for being Mark Zuckerbergs roommate at Harvard and for pioneering the poke button feature on the popular social media website Facebook. His husband, Brown graduate Sean Eldridge, was the worst candidate of the 2014 election cycle. Eldridge ran for Congress in New Yorks 19th Congressional district after Hughes bought him a mansion there. He ended...
  • Security scare: Black Lives Matter protests outside Marty Walsh's house... at 4 a.m.

    07/01/2015 6:39:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 1, 2015 | Bob McGovern, Jack Encarnacao
    A brazen 4 a.m. anti-Olympics protest by Black Lives Matter activists outside Mayor Martin J. Walshs Dorchester home has City Hall officials mulling beefed-up security as the demonstrators vow to continue their battle in the escalating standoff over the Summer Games bid. I think its always a concern when theres a certain line that is crossed, when there is something outside his house. As of now, were just kind of assessing if and what kind of security measures we take to make sure the mayor is safe, a Walsh administration source told the Herald. The mayor does not at all...
  • Christopher Columbus Statue At Boston Park Vandalized With Black Lives Matter

    06/30/2015 3:24:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | June 30, 2015
    BOSTON (CBS) A Christopher Columbus statue in Bostons North End was vandalized Monday with red paint and the phrase Black Lives Matter. Red paint was poured over the top of the statue on Monday night, while Black Lives Matter was sprayed on the back using black paint.
  • John Kerry: U.S., China Agree to Bilateral Civil Space Cooperation Dialogue

    06/29/2015 9:24:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Space News ^ | June 26, 2015 | Marcia S. Smith
    During recent meetings with Chinese officials, Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to establish a "U.S.-China Civil Space Cooperation Dialogue." A State Department spokesman says the first meeting will be held before the end of October, but could not provide any other details. The lengthy list of "outcomes" from the seventh round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) held in Washington, DC June 22-24, 2015, includes a section on cooperation in science, technology and agriculture. Under that heading, the two countries agreed as follows: "101. Space: The United States and China decided to establish regular bilateral government-to-government consultations...
  • Boston Globe: Lets Ban the Massachusets State Flag Because it Confuses Us

    06/26/2015 9:06:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/26/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s time to play a game of “Let’s denounce stuff.” What are we denouncing? Stuff! Why are we denouncing it? Because we’re progressives!Do we understand what the stuff is? Silence. You sound like a reactionary! We’re denouncing stuff in order to denounce stuff. We’re getting rid of all the flags. Especially the ones that confuse us. Like the Massachusetts flag. [1]We don’t know what’s going on here, but there’s an Indian in it so it’s probably racist [2]. Here’s the Boston Globe. What exactly is going on here? There’s the blue shield on the white field. And a white...
  • MIT Economist Jonathan Gruber Outed

    06/26/2015 8:43:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 26, 2015 | Don Irvine
    Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin apologized to his Republican sources Monday after it was revealed that MIT economist Jonathan Gruber had a much bigger role in shaping Obamacare than the White House had previously admitted to. I owe all my Republican sources an apology because they kept telling me he was hugely involved, and the White House played it down. Halperin told Morning Joe cohost Joe Scarborough on Monday, They were right, the Republicans were right. When asked by Scarborough if he thought the White House had lied about Grubers Obamacare role, Halperin said that he thought they were...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. warns of vaccine-linked holocaust

    04/08/2015 6:08:49 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 56 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 04/07/2015 | Jeremy B. White
    With lawmakers preparing to vote on a bill blocking parents from skipping vaccinations for their children, prominent vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. arrived at the Sacramento screening of a film linking autism to the vaccine preservative thimerosal and warned that public health officials cannot be trusted. They can put anything they want in that vaccine and they have no accountability for it, said Kennedy, who walked onto and left a Crest Theater stage to standing ovations, of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • WSJ editorial slams Christie on vaccines

    02/03/2015 7:40:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | February 3, 2015 | Lucy McCalmont
    The Wall Street Journals influential editorial board rapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the knuckles for meandering on vaccines. The real public health problem isnt a lack of parental choice but a lack of common sense about vaccines, the Journal said in a late-Monday editorial. It added that lawmakers should do more to promote vaccine use.
  • Nation of Islam Strongly Urges Black Calif. Lawmakers to Oppose States Proposed Vaccine Mandate

    06/24/2015 2:24:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Root ^ | June 23 2015 | Nigel Roberts
    A Nation of Islam leader believes that the vaccine could harm black boys and compares it to the Tuskegee syphilis study. But a coalition of other black organizations says the vaccines are needed and the fears are unfounded.Nation of Islam Western Regional Minister Tony Muhammad warns members of the California Legislative Black Caucus of a political backlash from their community if they support a bill that would mandate childhood vaccinations, according to the Los Angeles Times. Voting in favor of the bill, which may come up in the Assembly on Thursday, would be a traitorous act, Muhammad said, according to...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Anti-Vaxxer

    06/06/2013 11:57:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Slate ^ | June 5, 2013 | Phil Plait
    The Kennedy family name is laden with history and brings to mind a definite set of characteristics: glamor, power, intelligence, wealth, influence. Kennedys have had their name on a president, numerous senators, representatives, ambassadors, and other high office holders. The Kennedy dynasty, if you wish to call it that, has seen its share of triumphs and disasters, of course. I need not go into detail; scores of books have been written about them, from putting humans on the Moon and the championing of civil rights to personal tragedies of assassination, death, scandal, and more. Most of these issues are in...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. jumps into California vaccine debate

    03/17/2015 5:50:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 03/16/2015 | Laurel Rosenhall
    The California Legislatures debate over whether to make childhood vaccines mandatory has attracted another high-profile personality: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late U.S. senator and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy.
  • RFK Jr. Compares Vaccine Debate To Holocaust As California Lawmakers Look At Banning Exemptions

    04/08/2015 9:56:26 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | April 8, 2015
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) As lawmakers at the State Capitol consider a bill that would no longer allow parents to opt out of vaccinating their children over personal beliefs, vaccination critic Robert Kennedy Jr. waded into the debate at a Sacramento appearance. Kennedy spoke to a crowd Tuesday screening a film that claims a link between autism in children and thimerosal, an ingredient in vaccines, according to the Sacramento Bee. They get the shot, that night they have a fever of a hundred and three, they go to sleep, and three months later their brain is gone, Kennedy reportedly told...
  • Vaccine Tie to Autism Gains New Supporters

    07/15/2005 5:16:24 AM PDT · by bookworm100 · 66 replies · 1,199+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Thursday, 14 July 2005 | Carla McClain
    The decade-long debate over what has caused this country's frightening spike of childhood autism once again is exploding Reigniting the debate is the much-publicized book "Evidence of Harm" by David Kirby, as well as the report titled "Deadly Immunity" by environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. In brief, Kirby and Kennedy argue that federal health officials, with the help of vaccine-makers and some in Congress, have deliberately downplayed, even covered up, evidence that thimerosal - a preservative containing mercury - in childhood vaccines is the prime trigger behind the explosion of autism in U.S. children the last 15 years. Although...
  • Playing the race card on vaccines

    06/24/2015 7:29:37 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 23, 2015
    Having trotted out just about every conspiracy theory in the book against the tightening of vaccination laws in California, the opponents of Senate Bill 277 have come up with a new and truly cynical angle race.
  • Boston Bomber 'Apologizes' to Victims, Thanks Allah

    06/24/2015 3:42:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/15 | Ari Soffer
    ..... Jennifer Rogers, the sister of a police officer killed by the brothers after the bombing, also testified. She branded Tsarnaev a "leech abusing the privilege of American freedom," and added that he had spat in the "face of the American dream." ..... Thought he remained largely impassive during the proceedings, when Tsarnaev's turn came to speak he "apologized" for his crimes. "I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering that I have caused you, for the damage I have done, irreparable damage," he said. The 21-year-old terrorist also thanked his lawyers and "Allah." But victim...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentencing: Boston Victims Address Bomber Directly

    06/24/2015 12:12:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | TOM WINTER and ERIN MCCLAM
    A choked-up Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized in court Wednesday to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, then was formally sentenced to die for the attack. "You told us just how unbearable it was, this thing I put you through," Tsarnaev said at a hearing in Boston. "Now, I am sorry for the lives that I have taken." "I ask Allah for his mercy for me and my brother and my family," he said. Tsarnaev stood as he spoke, and the courtroom was extraordinarily quiet. He paused at each sentence and appeared to tremble. Some victims had gathered in court to...
  • Arlington [MA} Raises Minimum Tobacco Buying Age To 21

    06/23/2015 5:07:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    CBS BOSTON ^ | 23 JUNE 2015 | CBS BOSTON
    ARLINGTON (CBS) Officials in one Massachusetts town will increase the minimum legal age to buy tobacco to 21 years old. Acting Director of Health and Human Services James Feeney announced on Tuesday that the change will be made as of July 1. We know that the earlier people start smoking, the more likely it is to become a habit. We want to stop this trend, Feeney said. Communities throughout the Commonwealth are making this important change, and with Arlington coming on board, we hope to further prevent teenagers and young adults from traveling across city and town lines to...
  • GE CEO threatens to outsource jobs if Congress shuts down Ex-Im Bank

    06/23/2015 7:10:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/23/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    While conservatives have been nearly unanimous in calling for the end of the Washington slush fund known as the Export-Import Bank, Congress will clearly remain under a lot of pressure from powerful business interests. The authorization for the bank is due to expire at the end of this month, so no real action is required to make it go away beyond simply doing nothing. Given how that’s what Congress is usually best at, this sounds pretty easy, but one major employer has begun leveling threats as to what will happen if they don’t get to keep the scheme in place....
  • WikiLeaks: Saudis tried to shield students from US scandal ( Butte, Montana )

    06/23/2015 6:20:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ap ^ | Jun 22, 2015 | MAGGIE MICHAEL and RAPHAEL SATTER
    A group of Saudi students caught in a cheating scandal at a Montana college were offered flights home by their kingdom's diplomats to avoid the possibility of deportation or arrest, according to a cache of Saudi Embassy memos recently published by WikiLeaks and a senior official at the school involved. The students were in a ring of roughly 30 alleged cheaters at Montana Tech accused of having systematically forged grades by giving presents to a college employee. The cheating was discovered and the staffer was fired following an investigation made public in early 2012, but the memos reveal...
  • The Left Is Eating Itself

    06/21/2015 9:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In the hot days of summer, the progressive revolution that took over cities and even the national government is frenziedly devouring itself. The media is pounding away at Hillary Clinton, not because it cares about her foundations dirty deals or the contents of her email server, but because it doesnt trust her ideological commitment. If the media were sure of that, both stories would have been treated like Benghazi; mocked, ridiculed, falsely fact checked and then buried in a haunted Indian graveyard under the New York Times building at midnight. Instead the media pined for Elizabeth Warren. When the Native...
  • Report: Gruber had larger role in ObamaCare

    06/21/2015 2:36:41 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2015 | By Mark Hensch
    The ObamaCare consultant who once mocked the stupidity of the American voter had a bigger impact on the healthcare law than previously known, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. Jonathan Gruber frequently contacted Obama administration officials via email while crafting ObamaCare, according to the newspaper. The Journal said that previously unreleased messages show that Gruber repeatedly messaged the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) between January, 2009 and March, 2010. He offered advice on healthcare policy and informed officials about media and lawmaker interviews concerning ObamaCare, it added. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told the newspaper...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Team Obamatrade Planning Tricky Effort to Sneak Export-Import Bank Reauthorization into Deal

    06/18/2015 5:55:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/18/15 | Matthew Boyle
    In the final hours before the House votes on a new leadership-concocted scheme to sneak Obamatrade past the American public, its been revealed that pro-Obamatrade forces are now aiming to sneak a renewal of the highly controversial Export Import Bank into the deal to secure Senate passage later if the House passes it on Thursday. I and all the other members there are looking for a guarantee for a deal to be good its got to have enforcement, TAA, I think its got to have Ex-Im reauthorization, Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat whos angling for this in the deal,...
  • MITT ROMNEY: TAKE DOWN THE CONFEDERATE FLAG, ITS A SYMBOL OF RACIAL HATRED

    06/20/2015 11:20:07 AM PDT · by South40 · 226 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 JUN 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On June 20 former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for South Carolina to remove the Confederate flag from their state Capitol grounds in Columbia. His call comes in the wake of the heinous attack on Charlestons Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. It follows a photo of the suspected gunman, Dylann Roof, in which Roof is seen leaning against his car with a Confederate flag license plate visible on the front of his vehicle being widely circulated. Here were Romneys exact words: Take down the Confederate Flag at the SC Capitol. To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred....
  • Hillary says she'd vote against 'Fast Track' without guarantee on worker aid

    06/19/2015 4:03:04 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 19, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    Hillary Clinton said she would vote against the "Fast Track" trade bill passed by the House on Thursday if she were still in the Senate, unless she was "absolutely confident" trade adjustment assistance would be provided. Clinton's comment that she would not approve "Fast Track," which is a tool for negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, came during an interview with Jon Ralston on Thursday night, following her appearance at the NALEO conference in Las Vegas, Nev. "At this point, probably not because it's a process vote and I don't want to say it's the same as TPP," Clinton...
  • Jeb Bush Makes Surprise Pick for Political Director (Romney hack)

    06/19/2015 1:23:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/19/15 | BETH REINHARD
    For the second time in less than two weeks, Jeb Bush is shuffling the top tier of his 2016 campaign staff. The job of political director expected to go to Kentucky-based consultant Scott Jennings will instead be filled by David James, who served as a senior adviser to Mitt Romneys 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. He has also worked at the Republican National Committee and helped lead the Pennsylvania Republican Party.
  • Sexual harassment complaints at State Department soar under Clinton, Kerry (nearly tripled)

    06/19/2015 5:02:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, June 18, 2015 | Guy Taylor and John Solomon
    In a disclosure that could have political implications for election campaigns, the State Departments chief watchdog reported Thursday that worker harassment complaints have nearly tripled inside the department during the tenures of Hillary Rodham Clinton and John F. Kerry but the department still doesnt have mandatory training for all employees. A significant increase in reported harassment inquiries in the Department of State over the past few fiscal years supports the need for mandatory harassment training, the departments inspector general warned in an oversight report that reviewed the agencys Office of Civil Rights. The report states that formal harassment claims...
  • The Creepy Consequences of Oppression Chic

    06/19/2015 5:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | MIchelle Malkin
    Why was America so shocked by homegirl hoaxer Rachel Dolezal? The spray-tanned con artist, who resigned this week as head of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of (Artificially) Colored People, is the inevitable outcome of academia's cult of manufactured victimhood. College campuses have been grooming a cadre of professional minority fakers and fraudsters for decades. The notorious pretendians Ward Churchill and Elizabeth Warren faked their Native American status to bolster their faculty credentials at the University of Colorado and Harvard, respectively. It was a mutually beneficial racket for all poseur parties involved. Churchill and Warren...
  • House approves fast-track 218-208, sending bill to Senate

    06/18/2015 9:34:15 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 214 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/18/2015 | Cristina Marcos and Vicki Needham
    The House on Thursday took the first step toward resuscitating the White Houses trade agenda by passing legislation granting President Obama fast-track authority. The bill now goes to the Senate, where the White House and GOP leaders are seeking to strike a deal with pro-trade Democrats. The House vote was 218-208, with 28 Democrats voting for it. This is the second time in a week the House has voted to approve the controversial fast-track bill. On Friday, the House voted 219-211 in favor of fast-track, which would make it easier for Obama to complete a sweeping trans-Pacific trade deal. In...
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo Barber
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis now freely available online as an Editors Choice article ...
  • Rachel Dolezal is not only a liar and a poseur but a fine art plagiarist

    06/16/2015 9:08:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | June 16, 2015 | Howard Portnoy
    Among the works by her exhibited at ArtPal is a painting with the title The Shape of Our Kind, ... A better title would have been The Slave Ship. Thats the title that Romantic landscape painter J.M.W. Turner gave to his 1840 masterpiece, which hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. ... While Dolezals painting is not identical pixel for pixel, the style and content are unmistakably lifted from the Turner work. Unlike the Turner painting, which is priceless, Dolezals near-knockoff comes with a price: $5,100. Maybe a psychiatric evaluation wouldnt be such a bad idea after all.
  • After Hacking U.S. Personnel Files: Chinese Will Dine With Kerry at Mt. Vernon

    06/16/2015 12:20:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 16, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Secretary of State John Kerry said he will meet with Chinese leaders next week for the annual U.S.-China Economic and Security Dialogue and then hold “a dinner at Mount Vernon” for them. Kerry will be hosting the Chinese at Mount Vernon, the Virginia estate of George Washington, less than three weeks after the Office of Personnel Management announced that the personnel files of some four million current and former federal employees had been hacked, reportedly by the Chinese. The secretary of State mentioned his upcoming meetings and dinner with the Chinese at Mount Vernon specifically in response to a question...
  • Chinese-owned NH solar project costs ratepayers $1.22M

    06/16/2015 6:05:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 16, 2015 | Tori Richards
    New Hampshire utility ratepayers will pay a Taiwanese company $1.22 million to build the states largest solar installation so that a small town can save about $500,000 in power costs over the life of the project. Taiwans Walsin Lihwa, parent company of Borrego Solar, will use Chinese-made solar panels in the 3.5-acre project, which is supposed to be finished in July. It will supply power to several municipal buildings in the area but only some of the time: the town of Peterborough (population: 6,284) gets only 197 sunny days per year. What a great project, deadpanned David Kreutzer, a senior...
  • iHM Creates Boston Home For Rush

    06/15/2015 7:20:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Radioink ^ | June 15, 2015
    With no other options open in the Boston market for Rush Limbaugh's syndicated show, iHeartMedia has created a new home for him. The company will be flipping WKOX-AM from a Spanish-language CHR format branded as Mia 1430 to a English-language spoken word format branded as Talk 1430 on June 29. The station will air Limbaugh's midday program live, although his show now moves from 50,000 watt WRKO to a 5,000 watt daytimer in Boston's north suburbs. The overnight and early morning shows will come from FOX Sports Radio, while the remainder of programming will be conservative talk shows, many of...
  • Free Roxbury with Free Enterprise

    06/15/2015 1:28:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    Governor Charles Baker acted prudently in pulling the plug on a scheme to relocate the state Department of Transportation from its headquarters in bustling Park Plaza to a long-vacant Roxbury lot known as Parcel 3. The half-baked plan, inherited from former Governor Deval Patrick, may have been well-intended; its goal was to revitalize a struggling neighborhood with a $350 million construction project and the influx of state employees. But the new administration concluded that the expense and upheaval couldn't be justified, especially in light of a $1.8 billion budget shortfall. Halting an unrealistic top-down proposal was a no-brainer. The real...
  • A Notorious Gun-Grabber May Be Waiting in the Wings as Hillarys Campaign Implodes

    06/13/2015 9:29:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/12/2015 | Debra Heine
    So whos waiting in the wings with a humongous bankroll and a proven history of enforcing the type of big-government policies the Democrat faithful love? Click to the next page to find out. when that time finally comes, and the inevitable euthanasia of Hillary Clintons political ambitions finally materializes, it wont be Sanders who benefits. Nor will the other Lilliputian Democrat hopefuls, like Jim Webb, Lincoln Chaffee or Martin OMalley. Its going to be Mike Bloomberg.
  • Mitt Romney on Jeb Bush: A candidate makes mistakes Im proof of that

    06/12/2015 5:46:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/12/15 | David Sherfinski
    Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he thinks former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would probably like a mulligan on the recent question on the 2003 invasion of Iraq but said that Mr. Bush is a very capable person who could raise more money than all the other GOP presidential contenders put together. Well, Im sure he would have liked to have taken it back and get the answer out at the end that he gave and put that at the very beginning, and I think he did misunderstand the question, Mr. Romney said in an...
  • Boston City Hall Gets Gender Neutral Bathrooms

    06/12/2015 11:14:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | June 12, 2015 | Sarah Fisher
    f you have any business to conduct in Boston City Hall, you will be able to share the bathroom with people of the opposite sex or any sex for that matter. "Mayor Martin J. Walsh established gender-neutral bathrooms in Boston's City Hall Thursday, according to a statement from the city. The move comes during Boston's Pride Week, which celebrates the LGBT community and raises awareness of discrimination." USA Today explains the new bathrooms "can be used by anyone including individuals who may identify as transgender, caregivers helping someone of another gender and parents with small children."
  • Ted Cruz Channels John F. Kennedy

    06/10/2015 11:48:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 77 replies
    Reason.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Ira Stoll
    Campaigning in Andover, Mass., recently, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas invoked John F. Kennedy.One of the most powerful, eloquent defenders of tax cuts was John F. Kennedy, Cruz said, breaking into an impersonation of JFK, complete with a Boston accent. As JFK said, Some men see things as they ahh and ask why. I see things that never wahh and ask, why not?JFK would be a Republican today, Cruz said. There is no room for John F. Kennedys in the modern Democratic Party.Cruz returned to the JFK theme later in the same speech. This time his subject wasnt taxes, but...
  • Even in hospital, work continues for John Kerry (Photo)

    06/09/2015 8:18:16 PM PDT · by maggief · 70 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 10, 2015 | Martin Finucane
    John KerryVerified account ‏@JohnKerry Feeling good a week after surgery. Good chats today w/@AmbassadorRice & @StateDept senior team. The work continues!
  • Revealed: The Rubio luxury speedboat

    06/09/2015 2:45:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier today, the New York Times clucked its tongue over Marco Rubio’s “penchant for luxury,” embodied primarily in the purchase of an $80,000 “speedboat.” One man’s luxury is another man’s … fishing boat. The Rubio team sent Dylan Byers a link to the model of the boat Rubio bought, which ain’t exactly a yacht: But while Rubio did indeed spend $80,000 on a boat, the vessel in question is not the glamorous “luxury speedboat” the Times article portrayed. It is, in fact, an offshore fishing boat.On Tuesday, Rubio spokesperson Alex Conant sent POLITICO a link to a website showing...
  • Schultz Show Compares Scott Walker on Harley to Dukakis in Tank

    06/08/2015 6:32:38 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Apples and oranges: or shall we say, Harleys and Abrams. On this evening's Ed Show on MSNBC, guest John Nichols of the far-left Nation mag and guest host Michael Eric Dyson lamely tried to analogize Scott Walker riding a Harley to the infamous episode of Michael Dukakis in a tank. The difference? Walker is a for-real biker and Harley owner. Dukakis did serve two years in the Army, but there's no evidence he did tanks before his ill-fated ride during the 1988 campaign. Check the photos at the foot to see the difference. You'll note that the hopelessly buttoned-down Dukakis...