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  • Gallup Signals the GOP: Abandon the Bitter Clingers in Your Backwards Base

    05/27/2015 1:40:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Gallup poll out. Headline: "Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues." Now, before you go off getting depressed about this, let me tell you what the reason for this is, after we give you the details. "Americans are more likely now than in the early 2000s to find a variety of behaviors morally acceptable, including gay and lesbian relations, having a baby outside of marriage and sex between an unmarried man and woman. Moral acceptability of many of these issues is now at a record-high level." It's a subtle message to the Republican Party, and...
  • Bernie Sanders: A 90% tax rate sounds fine to me

    05/26/2015 1:11:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This week Vermont Senator and self-avowed socialist Bernie Sanders sat down with CNBC’s John Harwood for an interview on the issues facing all the 2016 candidates. Sanders is technically running for President, and is at least keeping up the public appearance of being serious. (He told Harwood, I think we got a shot to win this thing.) With that in mind, I suppose it’s worth taking a moment to examine some of his answers and remind everyone exactly what’s lurking under the covers of the deep left wing of the Democrats. While it may seem like a bit of...
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Floridas most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clintons candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: Walker would be the first president with a GED.The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Op-Ed: Ted Cruz is part of a dying breed of social conservatives

    05/24/2015 3:01:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | May 24, 2015 | Alex Allen
    Many Americans are taking on more liberal views but Ted Cruz is sticking with his social conservatism. But will his grassroots bible belt base be enough to get him elected in 2016? The 2016 presidential primary season is shaping up to be very interesting. And although some Democrats such as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have already announced their candidacies, all eyes have undoubtedly been on the GOP field, which seems to be growing every day. The GOP has been struggling in recent years, with Americans becoming increasingly more liberal, especially when it comes to social issues like the war...
  • Hillary Clinton Calls Out Republicans For Killing Jobs And Not Standing Up To Tea Party

    05/23/2015 2:35:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | May 22, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    At a craft brewery in Hampton, New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton called out her Republican presidential opponents for sacrificing American jobs to appease the billionaire Koch Brothers and talk radio Tea Party extremists. In particular, Clinton criticized Republicans who want to dismantle the Export-Import Bank, which supplies loans and provides insurance to facilitate the sale of U.S. exports to international buyers. A number of Republican presidential contenders have gone on record in favor of killing the Export-Import Bank, a move that could potentially eliminate a significant number of American jobs in the process. Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted...
  • How Politicians From Hillary Clinton To David Cameron Reacted To Ireland's Same-Sex Marriage Vote

    05/23/2015 3:02:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | May 23, 2015 | Kerry Flynn
    Ireland became Saturday the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriages by popular vote. Within the U.S., Maine, Maryland and Washington in 2012 were the first states to legalize such unions through popular votes. Meanwhile, 37 states and the District of Columbia recognize same-sex marriages, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. A measure to legalize such unions via popular votes could be added to the ballots in the 13 other states during the 2016 general elections, when it conceivably could have the support of at least one presidential candidate, as Ireland’s action motivated one White House...
  • Can Hillary Clinton Reverse the Six-Year Decline in Democratic Turnout?

    05/22/2015 4:50:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 by running as a different kind of Democrat from previous nominees. Hillary Clinton, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post reports, is hoping to win the presidency in 2016 by running as the same kind of Democrat as the current incumbent. There's a certain logic in that. President Obama did win twice, while the five pre-Clinton Democratic nominees lost five of the six previous elections. But maybe it's too logical. There's also magic to presidential elections, something no arithmetic formula can capture. It's not clear that a 69-year-old Hillary Clinton in 2016 can inspire...
  • 'Clinton Cash Author: Were Finding Some Interesting, Compelling Things on Jeb

    05/18/2015 8:00:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer said that he is finding some interesting, compelling things in his investigation of Jeb Bush on Tuesdays Hugh Hewitt Show. Schweizer reported, Were about four months into the research project, obviously not as global in scope as the Clintons, but you know, as governor of the state of Florida, you have a lot of things that you can do. So were following the money. Were looking at land deals. Were looking at an airport deal. We are looking at some of the educational reforms that were instituted, and some of the big corporate winners...
  • Why not O'Malley for Veep, if Bubba said he'd reach the White Hourse?

    05/19/2015 1:06:38 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    05/19/2015 | CharlesO'Connell
    American voters must have been dropped on their heads, suffered a hetmatoma and need retro-bottom-bottle glasses, if they would vote for Hill just because of what's NOT in her panties, without considering what will happen when we run out of the Presidential Depends.If Martin O'Malley was such a good find for Bubbathe Willie Mayes of Politics, he knows the winning stats in every last congressional districtwhy shouldn't he end up on the inside peeping out rather than outside peeping in, of LBJ's legendary tent?That's what would happen if they got George Soros out of the Kingmaking Biz and had an...
  • Michelle Obama Would Be Hillary Clintons Strongest Challenger According To New Poll

    05/19/2015 11:41:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | May 14, 2015 | Jason Easley
    A new Rasmussen poll has found that First Lady Michelle Obama would be the strongest challenger to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton if she chose to run in 2016. According to Rasmussen: In a hypothetical matchup with Hillary Clinton, the putative Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, Obama earns 44% support from black voters to Clintons 36%. Among Likely Democratic Voters, its Clinton 56%, Obama 22%. That appears to be a better showing against Clinton than Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the only other announced Democratic presidential candidate, makes at this point. Among all voters, Clinton earns 37% support to Obamas 17%....
  • Her Majesty Hillarys Speech Police

    05/03/2015 7:05:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    U. S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont “independent” who caucuses with the Democrats and calls himself a “democratic socialist,” announced this week that he is seeking the Democratic Socialist Party’s nomination — er, I mean the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. One of the Vermonter’s most visceral claims to left-wing fame is his maintenance of a more ferocious hatred of the billionaire Koch brothers, David and his elder brother Charles, than any other progressive on the planet.Sanders is kompletely, krazily Koch-phobic. Back in 2013, when the scandal broke of veterans dying due to a lack of care from the VA,...
  • Ronald Reagan doesnt live here anymore: Why its high time liberals stop tiptoeing around race

    05/17/2015 2:22:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | May 16, 2015 | Elias Isquith, staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics.
    http://media.salon.com/2015/05/hillary_warren_de_blasio.jpgEarlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with a gaggle of bored reporters and some boldfaced names in the progressive movement, unveiled a Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality. Much like the media event that accompanied its unveiling, the agenda is supposed to be understood as a kind of 21st-century, liberal version of the storied Contract with America, the PR stunt that, as legend (erroneously) has it, rocketed Newt Gingrich and the Republican Party to power after the 1994 midterm elections. As my colleague Joan Walsh reported on Thursday, this backward-looking attempt to lay out a...
  • OMalley reacts to Tsarnaev verdict: Death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent

    05/17/2015 5:54:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 80 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/16/15 | k howell
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Friday that the death penalty sentence for Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was ineffective. While the likely Democratic presidential candidate said that he respects the verdict of the jury and said his prayers go to the victims and their loved ones, he used the occasion to make another statement on his opposition to the death penalty. The death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent, and the appeals process is expensive and cruel to the surviving family members, Mr. OMalley said, Mediaite reported Friday. Mr. OMalley added that the vast majority of public executions happen in...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren Faults Reagan for GOP Attack on Middle Class in CA Speech

    05/16/2015 4:09:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 16, 2015 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Democrat Elizabeth Warren warned Saturday that Republican policies being promoted by its emerging presidential field would create an "American nightmare" that would crush opportunities for students and workers, deepen wage inequality and favor Wall Street banks and huge corporations. Warren's speech before several thousand party loyalists at a California Democratic convention in Anaheim was greeted with thunderous cheers while scores of delegates waved signs emblazoned with her name. The Massachusetts senator and favorite of the party's left wing ridiculed the GOP's potential 2016 field, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has proposed a double-digit cut in state aid for higher...
  • What If Michelle Obama Challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination?

    05/14/2015 12:09:36 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 61 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | May 14, 2015
    Michelle Obama for president? What if she ran against the seemingly impregnable Hillary Clinton? A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 14% of Likely U.S. Voters think the first lady should run for president. Seventy-one percent (71%) disagree, but another 15% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Among black voters, however, 40% think Obama should run, and only 41% disagree. One-in-five (18%) is undecided. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of whites and 59% of other minority voters oppose a presidential bid by the first lady. In a hypothetical matchup with Hillary Clinton, the putative Democratic...
  • Rand Paul, Scott Walker tied atop 2016 Republican field in New Hampshire

    05/11/2015 8:48:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/11/2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are tied atop a crowded 2016 GOP primary field in the early state of New Hampshire, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush slipping into a tie for third with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who picked up some support since a separate poll was released in February. Mr. Paul and Mr. Walker were the first choice of 12 percent of GOP primary voters, followed by Mr. Bush and Mr. Rubio at 11 percent apiece and businessman Donald Trump at 8 percent, according to the Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm poll. Next were...
  • New NH poll shows Republicans within the margin of error with Hillary

    05/11/2015 11:36:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Keep in mind that polls this early in a presidential cycle measure mostly name recognition rather than solid voter choice. Even with that caveat in mind — or perhaps because of it — the Bloomberg/St. Anselm poll released last night delivers bad news to Hillary Clinton and Democrats for 2016. Instead of a commanding lead over a field of emerging names, Hillary barely edges out most of the GOP field: There’s no clear Republican front-runner in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, while Hillary Clinton retains an overwhelming advantage among Democrats in the Granite State’s first-in-the-nation primary.Clinton’s advantage over...
  • Bonnie and ClydeThe Clintons Scandals

    05/10/2015 7:26:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/15 | Obie Usategui
    Economic and political prowess necessary to buy themselves their safe-passages within the corrupted system While I get used to hearing the name of Hillary Clinton mentioned just about everywhere I turn to as her political campaign for the 2016 presidential elections gets underway, I cannot help but reminisce on the trail of lies that she and husband Bill have left behind in their Machiavellian crusade to making it. Bill and Hillarys legacy of deceitful politics and politically smeared crusades for prowess comes as a renewed version of our own 21st century Bonnie and Clyde parody of outlawsa tad less colorful...
  • De Blasios National Contract With America Strategy Leaks

    05/09/2015 4:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 8, 2015 | David Freedlander
    Everyone from Susan Sarandon to Van Jones is helping draft and push de Blasios new Contract with America, which will push for paid sick leave and free, universal pre-K.First New York City. Then America. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is heading to Washington, D.C. next week to present a progressive Contract with America, a 13-point agenda intended to push the Democratic Party leftward. According to a draft of the document provided to The Daily Beast by someone asked to join the effort, de Blasio will call for a number of measures for which he has already pushed in...
  • Elizabeth Warren Targets Clinton Foundation Donors

    05/09/2015 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/2015 | Brent Scher
    A new blog post written by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) may appear to be an attempt to align with Hillary Clinton, but it takes direct aim at multiple Clinton Foundation donors. Warrens post, I agree with Hillary Clinton, details her concerns with a provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that she says would let foreign companies challenge American laws outside of American courts. The Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision isnt a one-time, hypothetical problemweve seen it in past trade agreements, Warren wrote. Three of the five companies Warren uses as examples of companies that have abused similar...
  • Elizabeth Warren Channels Ted Cruz on Cromnibus

    12/10/2014 6:37:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Roll Call's #WGDB Blog ^ | December 10, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski and Humberto Sanchez
    One of the Senates leading liberals is borrowing a page from the playbook of Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is pushing to strike out language from the cromnibus spending bill unveiled Tuesday that would roll back restrictions on swaps transactions included in the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul known as Dodd-Frank. Repealing the push-out provision would mean that certain derivatives could again be held in bank units with federal deposit insurance. Using a strategy sometimes employed by Cruz for entirely different policy reasons, Warren said that with the $1.013 trillion spending package first being considered by the...
  • How Martin OMalley Created Todays Baltimore

    05/06/2015 9:09:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/06/2015 | Richard J. Douglas
    Maryland Democrat and 2016 presidential aspirant Martin OMalley called the Baltimore riots a wake-up call for the entire country. OMalley was a fixture in Baltimore politics and government for 24 years before Baltimore exploded last week. Was he asleep during that time? Eight years on Baltimores city council, eight years as Baltimore mayor, and eight years as Marylands governor. During much of OMalleys quarter century in power, he had an invulnerable Democratic majority in Annapolis, powerful Maryland Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate, and Democrats in charge in the White House. OMalleys tenure held promise for Maryland. But...
  • 20.7% of Jobs in Baltimore Are Government Jobs

    05/04/2015 3:47:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20.7 percent of the nonfarm jobs in the City of Baltimore in March were government jobs. Nationally, 15.5 percent of all jobs are government jobs. Within the borders of Baltimore City in March, according to BLS, there were 364,200 total employees. These employees included both people who lived in the city as well as people who lived outside the city but worked within its limits. Singular individuals who were employed in two different jobs at the same time are counted as two employees in the BLS survey. Of the 364,200 total jobs in...
  • O'Malley to Announce in Baltimore, Make City Central to Campaign

    05/03/2015 10:04:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 3, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Former Baltimore mayor Martin O'Malley said that if he runs for president, he'll launch his campaign in Baltimore: "We haven't had an agenda for America's cities probably since Jimmy Carter ... We have left cities to fend for themselves. ... But look, the structural problems that we have in our economy, the way we ship jobs and profits abroad, the way we failed to invest in our infrastructure and failed to invest in American cities, we are creating the conditions. Please, Speaker Boehner and his crocodile tears about the $130 million, that is a spit in the bucket compared to...
  • OMalley: $130 Million Poured into Baltimore a Spit in a Bucket

    05/03/2015 9:32:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-05-03 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press, former Gov. Martin OMalley (D-MD), a potential candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said the $130 million poured into Baltimore by government is a spit in the bucket. When host Chuck Todd asked, This morning The Washington Post has this headline, Why couldnt 130 million transform Baltimores poorest places? One-hundred-thirty million dollars was poured into this community over the last twenty years. Are we not spending the money correctly? What are we getting wrong here? Money has been there. What do we get wrong?
  • False Fears About Free Trade

    05/03/2015 7:14:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Political debates often pit fear against hope, and when it comes to international trade agreements, many Democrats prefer to scare. It's a durable strategy that they can't relinquish -- even though it usually fails. If you're going to make a horror movie, you need a villain who can make your blood run cold. Despite endless efforts to pump this one up, the audience mostly yawns. Americans have gotten too used to the obvious benefits of trade to be terrified by German cars, Canadian oil or Chinese toys. The Obama administration is currently negotiating with 11 other nations on a Trans-Pacific...
  • Pres. Candidate Bernie Sanders: $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Could Lower Youth Unemployment

    05/03/2015 5:37:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/02/2015 | by Nicholas Ballasy
    [1]WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said at a town hall meeting the minimum wage should be raised to $15 per hour and advocated for expanding Social Security benefits.“If one person is making $18 million and another person is making $118,000 a year, who pays more into Social Security? Neither, they’re paying the same because there is a cap upon which after you, at a certain level, you don’t pay anything more and that level is about $118,000,” Sanders said at the meeting in Washington.“If you lift that cap, and you don’t have to start at $119,000, you can...
  • Windfall at Bernie's: Sanders raises $1.5 million in 24 hours

    05/01/2015 1:51:14 PM PDT · by VinL · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/1/2015 | Dan Merica
    Bernie Sanders' nascent presidential campaign announced Friday that it raised more than $1.5 million in its first 24 hours, a number that far outpaces what Republican presidential hopefuls posted in their first day. Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats, kicked off his dark horse campaign for the Democratic nomination on Thursday with an email to supporters and a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol. Since then, more than 100,000 people signed up for the campaign and 35,000 people donated money, according to a campaign press release. The average donation was $43.54. "This is a remarkable start...
  • Bernie Sanders: Don't Laugh

    05/01/2015 5:49:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Mark Davis
    Happy International Workers Day, the perfect occasion to write about Bernie Sanders, an actual Socialist running for President. The jokes fairly assemble themselves, mostly along the lines of: Sanders is far from the first Socialist presidential candidate, hes just the first to admit it. You may assemble your own snarky rejoinders as the cranky 73-year-old gears up a challenge to Ms. Inevitability, Hillary Clinton. But once the chuckles fade, it is worth noting that Sanders brings some wild cards to the table. None of them suggest strongly that he will be the nominee, but they do suggest that he could...
  • Martin OMalley hurts nonexistent presidential chances with Baltimore visit

    04/30/2015 1:08:02 PM PDT · by dennisw · 8 replies
    hotair ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In case you havent heard, Martin OMalley is looking at challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democrats nomination next year. (And judging by the media coverage, you may not have heard unless your last name is OMalley.) Another thing to be aware of when it comes to OMalley is that he is a former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore, so when the riots broke out this was clearly an appropriate place for him to show up and comment. Or at least somebody on his staff seemed to think so. But as it turned out, not all of the residents...
  • Two Texans Vie For Iowa - [Cruz]

    04/27/2015 1:15:20 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | April 27, 2015 | 5:00 a.m. EDT | David Catanese
    For the two Texans eyeing the presidency, Iowa is king. Following this weekend's trip to the Faith & Freedom Coalition forum, Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry have logged 13 trips a piece to the state since 2013, outpacing every other Republican White House aspirant, according to the U.S. News Presidential Tracker. The repeated trips demonstrate the importance of the state to both Cruz and Perry, who are both vying for the evangelical voters who dominate caucuses. It shouldn't be a surprise that the two past caucus winners former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick...
  • University of Maryland Cancels Screening of American Sniper (May 6th-7th show times)

    04/23/2015 1:51:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 25 replies
    Beitbart News ^ | 23 Apr 2015 | by Amy Lutz
    After originally deciding to screen the movie, the University of Maryland has reversed course and instead has canceled an upcoming showing of American Sniper on campus. The schools conservative group released this statement in response: The University of Maryland Student Entertainment Events (SEE) decided to screen American Sniper on May 6 and 7, 2015. After meeting with concerned student organizations, SEE has decided to postpone the movie. If the University prevents a movie like this from being shown, it promotes intolerance and stifles dialogue and debate on the subject and goes directly against the atmosphere of diversity the University of...
  • Martin OMalley Calls GOP Opposition to Excessive Regulations (bleep)

    04/21/2015 4:13:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/20/15 | William Bigelow
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley, who is strongly considering challenging Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, had some choice words for Clinton as well as the Republican Party in an interview he conducted with NPR on Mondayat least one of the words was bleeped out. OMalley, a hard leftist whose record of raising taxes leaves no stone unturned in enriching the state of Maryland from private coffers, called the GOPs contention that excessive regulations burden Americans and leave them unable to progress economically patently bulls. True to his own leftist philosophy, he channeled Occupy Wall Street, asserting that...
  • Hillarys Woes Help OMalley Grow a Spine [chihuahua alert]

    04/23/2015 5:51:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Commentary ^ | 4/23/15 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Former Maryland Governor Martin OMalley hasnt gotten much respect from the pundits for his plans to run for president. Since up until now OMalley has been treating Hillary Clinton with a deference that is not compatible with a serious challenge to her grip on the Democratic nomination, why should anyone take him seriously? But the days of OMalley bowing and scraping before the might of the Clintons may be over, and that may have more to do with Clintons problems than OMalley growing a spine.OMalley is now firing shots at Clinton about trade, indicating he plans to try to run...
  • Are Hillary Clintons China ties behind a dropped espionage investigation?

    04/23/2015 5:14:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 4/23/15 | Jon Dougherty
    Few Americans could fathom the notion that the United States is so indebted to China that one of Beijings spies could get away with espionage especially with an White House in love with espionage prosecutions. But that might be the only reasonable explanation for the Obama administrations decision to pass on prosecuting a State Department contractor who was allegedly paid thousands of dollars to someone believed to be a Chinese agent seeking information on Americans. According to Fox News, a November 2014 FBI affidavit that was filed in U.S. district court in Maryland indicates that the FBI launched a...
  • Martin OMalley is getting bolder and bolder. Thats a problem for Hillary.

    04/23/2015 5:42:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | April 22,2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley probably can't win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. But he can make things very uncomfortable for Hillary Clinton. Of late, he seems very committed to doing just that. The latest gambit by O'Malley came Wednesday when he sent an e-mail to supporters pledging his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "To me, opposing bad trade deals like TPP is just common sense," O'Malley wrote. "American workers whose jobs could be on the line right now are owed more than lip service. They deserve to know where leaders stand."
  • Martin O'Malley's Modern-Day Know-Nothingness

    04/22/2015 6:00:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is thinking about running for president on the Democratic ticket by appealing to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's populist fans. Warren is a very bright former Harvard law professor. So it is interesting that O'Malley thinks the best way to reach out to her fans is to say remarkably stupid things. Steve Inskeep, host of NPR's "Morning Edition," recently interviewed O'Malley, asking him to respond to something GOP presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio had said. Inskeep: "[Rubio] argues that an active government actually keeps people frozen at their economic status because if you are well off,...
  • Gary Hart: The Billion-dollar Clinton campaign should 'frighten' Americans

    04/06/2015 7:21:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/06/2015 | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Gary Hart has serious reservations about a Hillary Clinton candidacy. The prospect of a billion-dollar Clinton campaign ought to frighten every American, he said in an interview with POLITICO, and Democrats would be better served by a competitive primary that forced her to speak in more depth about the issues. Hart, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, offered his opinions in a phone interview Wednesday where he also expressed admiration of Elizabeth Warren and gave advice to prospective challenger Martin OMalley, a former Hart campaign staffer. I like Hillary Clinton. I really appreciate what she and her husband have done ...
  • OMalley: Republicans Hate Obama More Than They Distrust The Ayatollah

    04/12/2015 2:24:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    JP - Jewish Political News Updates ^ | April 11, 2015 | Jacob Kornbluh Share
    Former Maryland Governor Martin OMalley, a potential challenger to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primaries, had a word or two to say to those criticizing President Barack Obama over the framework of a nuclear deal with Iran, announced last week. When you hate the President of the United States more than you distrust the Ayatollah then you probably shouldnt be in the United States Senate, OMalley said during an interview with the Iowa Press on Saturday. He referred to the Cotton letter signed by 47 Republican Senators that was sent to Iranian leaders last month. OMalley, who is still...
  • Campaign Finance Complaints Filed Against 4 Presidential Hopefuls[OMalley-Santorum-Walker-Bush]

    04/01/2015 8:53:53 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 31 March 2015 | Eric Lichtblau
    For months, White House hopefuls from both parties have been raising millions in unlimited contributions at upscale fund-raisers from Manhattan to Palm Springs, Calif. all without officially declaring themselves candidates and becoming subject to federal caps on contributions. Only a few of some 20 would-be presidential candidates have even bothered to set up the exploratory committees that were once a time-tested way to declare interest in the White House and that set off their own fund-raising restrictions. But two leading campaign finance groups charged on Tuesday that the spread of these unofficial campaigns in recent months was not...
  • Martin O'Malley races off the reservation in opposing Hillary nomination

    03/30/2015 7:03:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/29/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Martin O’Malley may have been such a lousy Governor of Maryland that his chosen heir was defeated by a Republican (in a deep blue state), but he is turning out to be good for something. Hell may have no fury like Hillary scorned, but as Elizabeth Warren demurely bides her time despite many calls for her to run, O’Malley leaps into the breach. Nick Carasaniti reports in the New York Times: Former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, who has been promoting himself to Democrats as a potential alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 race for the White...
  • Why Won't Rand Paul and Chris Christie Take a Position on Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law?

    04/01/2015 10:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New Republic ^ | April 1, 2015 | Danny Vinik
    Nearly a week since Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), igniting a nationwide debate about whether the controversial law invites discrimination based on sexual orientation, most potential Republican presidential candidates have taken the opportunity to bolster their conservative credentials. "Governor Pence has done the right thing," said former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Monday. I want to commend Governor Mike Pence for his support of religious freedom, especially in the face of fierce opposition, Texas Senator Ted Cruz said in a written statement. Governor Pence is holding the line to protect religious liberty in the...
  • Hillary's poll numbers tanking as e-mail scandal takes a toll: Trails Paul in PA, Bush in Florida

    04/02/2015 1:51:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/02/2015 | Rick Moran
    Andrew Malcolm at Investor's Business Daily points out that some key state polls show that Hillary Clinton is losing support fast and that the e-mail scandal is playing a bigger role than first thought. According to the newest numbers, Hillary Clinton is now running three points behind Jeb Bush in the key swing state of Florida. And her lead over Marco Rubio there has collapsed from ten points to but two points. Of course, none of those people have yet to announce their candidacy. Everyone is pretending they don't know that she'll announce later this month, Rubio likely in...
  • Martin O'Malley & Sade Baderinwa

    04/01/2015 8:20:04 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | today | sligoduffyflynns
    Ted Cruz will nail this guy to the proverbial progressive wall if it comes down to this. GO TED !!
  • Martin O'Malley challenges Hillary Clinton

    03/29/2015 9:21:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    cnn aka Clinton News Network ^ | 3-29-15 | Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election. "Let's be honest here," O'Malley said. "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families." The Democrat's comments, in an appearance on ABC's "This Week," are another signal that he's likely to challenge Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. He's focusing in recent weeks on issues like income inequality and wage stagnation -- which liberal darling Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made her...
  • Hillary Supporter Threatens OMalley: He Better Watch It [VIDEO]

    03/30/2015 12:22:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A former governor on ABCs This Week made a not-so-veiled threat Sunday to former Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley that he could lose a cabinet position in Hillary Clintons administration by running against her. Former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who also serves as a Senior Advisor to Ready for Hillary PAC said, She is comfortable enough to be able to withstand a primary. Granholm added, And Martin OMalley, hes a very nice guy, and I was thinking he might make a nice member of a President Clinton administration, so he better watch it. I think he and anybody else,...
  • Matt Mackowiak Talks About Ted Cruz Campaign [VIDEO]

    03/30/2015 10:38:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    KFYO-AM ^ | March 30, 2015 | Jody Smyers
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)On Monday, The Chad Hasty Show was joined by GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak to recap the last week and weekend in state and national politics. Mackowiak talked about Ted Cruzs announcement that he is running for president, and discussed standings of Cruz (R), Martin OMalley (D), Hillary Clinton (D) and Elizabeth Warren (D). When asked how he thought Cruzs campaign is going so far, Mackowiak replied, I think fairly well. Particularly the first two or three days, he earned a lot of media. Looks like hes raised about three million dollars so far. He said he wanted to raise about...
  • OMalley Speaks Out Against Possible Dynastic Rematch for White House

    03/29/2015 7:19:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/29/2015 | Nick Corasaniti Share Tweet OMalley Speaks Out Against Possible Dynastic Rematch for Whit
    Former Gov. Martin OMalley of Maryland, who has been promoting himself to Democrats as a potential alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 race for the White House, on Sunday spoke out against the possibility of a dynastic rematch between Mrs. Clinton and Jeb Bush.
  • Audit says Maryland overbilled federal government $28.4M in health exchange launch

    03/27/2015 5:39:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 27, 2015 | By John Fritze and Meredith Cohn
    A long-awaited audit of Maryland's health insurance exchange has found that the state improperly billed the federal government $28.4 million as former Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration struggled to launch what would become one of the most troubled websites in the nation. Though the year-long probe by the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general found no fraud or criminal wrongdoing, auditors said the state lacked oversight and internal controls and they recommended that Maryland refund what the federal government paid to subsidize the cost of signing people up for coverage. The report obtained by The Baltimore Sun...
  • It looks like there's another Democratic presidential candidate

    03/18/2015 7:23:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/18/2015 | KATRINA VANDEN HEUVE via Washington Post
    At a moment when everybody in Washington is talking about e-mails, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley (D) wants to talk about Wall Street reform. Indeed, while Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail address at the State Department has created a media frenzy and overshadowed other issues, the past week brought additional news in the Democratic primary: O'Malley is almost certainly running for president. And he's determined to make his voice heard despite some pundits dismissing his ability to mount a "credible" challenge to Clinton for the party's nomination. The swirl of controversy surrounding Clinton has not only called her...