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  • Rand Paul spars with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio over Iran and Cuba in Florida summit

    01/26/2015 11:02:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul prefers exhausting diplomatic efforts in dealing with overseas conflicts, and on Sunday he highlighted the difference between his softer approach to foreign policy and that of two other senators who are likely 2016 presidential candidates -- Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The Kentucky Republican joined fellow first-term senators Cruz of Texas and Rubio of Florida on stage Sunday evening in California for a summit organized by Freedom Partners. That group is the central hub of the powerful network of organizations backed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch....
  • What on earth is Rand Paul thinking in taking Obama’s side against Rubio on Cuba?

    12/20/2014 2:53:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 19, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Noah already wrote a policy rebuttal to Paul’s position, which Paul elaborated on this afternoon in a new op-ed at Time. (The op-ed, unlike his tweets, doesn’t mention Rubio by name. Although it does approvingly cite … George W. Bush?) Anyone want to make the case that the politics of attacking Rubio on this issue were smart, at least? I can’t figure out why Rand would do it. When I tweeted out my surprise a few hours ago, a dozen people tweeted back, “Maybe Paul’s just saying what he really believes.” No doubt. But the thing that distinguishes Rand from...
  • McConnell: I’m on Team Rubio in regard to Cuba

    12/20/2014 7:33:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 20, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Beginning on Thursday night, a fight erupted on line between Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul over the new diplomatic opening to Cuba. Rubio slammed Paul for his ignorance, while Paul bizarrely accused Rubio of “isolationism” for opposing Barack Obama’s policies. Before that battle began in earnest, I spoke with incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a wide-ranging interview about his plans for the 114th Session of Congress. We discussed Cuba, and McConnell made it clear that he was relying on Rubio’s leadership on the issue — which might make for an awkward moment or two between McConnell...
  • Vultures circling Hillary: Al Gore insiders talking up potential run

    08/13/2015 3:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 13, 2015 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Politically wounded presumptive nominee staggering in the desert of her email scandal.Hillary is politically wounded by her never-ending email scandal, which keeps sucking the life out of her favorability ratings, and has Democrats panicked with fear: “I’m not sure they completely understand the credibility they are losing, by the second,” said one Democratic strategist, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “At some point this goes from being something you can rationalize away to something that becomes political cancer. And we are getting pretty close to the cancer stage, because this is starting to get ridiculous.” “Look, this is a...
  • 'I'll win the Black AND Hispanic vote': Trump bashes Obama as 'doing absolutely nothing for blacks

    08/02/2015 10:08:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2015 | Staff and Reuters
    * Trump said Sunday that 'black people 'are worse now than just about ever' * Claims Obama has done nothing for low employment rates * Weekend poll showed Trump has his greatest support yet nationally He has a 24.9 percent vote among Republicans, according to poll Days after assuring that he has the support of Hispanic voters, Donald Trump has now claimed that African-American people are also on his side - and that Obama has let them down. In yet another round of bashing the President, the billionaire said Obama has done 'absolutely nothing' for the black community. He gave...
  • Donald Trump Is Trying To Buy The Free World (Quotes Martin O’Malley’s press secretary)

    07/19/2015 12:18:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Peach Pundit ^ | July 18, 2015 | Will Kremer, student, Univ. of N. Georgia & failed candidate
    Donald Trump is the worst thing to happen to the Republican Party since Todd Akin opened his mouth that one time. While Akin was mostly a setback for the Missouri Republican Party—albeit an isolated injury that contributed to the Democrats retaining control of the U.S. Senate—Donald Trump is a train wreck with a national platform. He speaks without prepared remarks, he cares little about messaging, and he cares only about himself. Politico wrote an interesting piece about Trump’s supporters that asked a burning question: “Who exactly is supporting him?” The results were largely inconclusive. He appears to be creating an...
  • Sanders: 'Very easy to raise the flag,' hard to support veterans benefits

    07/18/2015 3:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Bernie Sanders told veterans in Iowa Friday that unlike some other politicians, he doesn't pay lip service to their concerns. "It is very easy to raise the flag at a troop deployment, it is very easy for a politician to give a moving speech on Veterans Day," Sanders said. "But it is very hard to go down that long road with the men and women who served and make sure that they continue to get all the benefits, all the healthcare, that they are entitled to for the rest of their lives." The Vermont senator told...
  • O’Malley attacks ‘hate-spewing’ GOP over illegal immigration (Gave them licenses)

    07/13/2015 1:16:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Former Gov. Martin O’Malley blasted “hate-spewing” GOP presidential candidates Monday as he made his own appeal to win over Hispanics, vowing to expand on the record he amassed in Maryland, where he said he “forged a new consensus” behind pro-immigration policies.</p>
  • NAACP leader says Baltimore mayor told him not to host Republicans

    07/10/2015 6:31:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Hassan Giordano, a leader of a Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), said he was told that hosting Republican outreach in his office is off limits. Mr. Giordano, who calls himself “not the average conservative” because of his Muslim faith and criminal record, told The Daily Caller of irate phone calls he received for trying to work with Republicans. “When National found out that I was bringing the governor [Larry Hogan, a Republican], the lieutenant governor [Boyd Rutherford, a Republican], and Dr. [Alveda] King to Baltimore and the Sandtown NAACP office, they literally...
  • Scoop: 25 questions the Koch brothers want every 2016 candidate to answer

    06/18/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, wants a lot more hard information from the crowded field of presidential contenders before deciding what to do with its considerable resources. The group is pressing every 2016 candidate to detail on the record their plans for economic growth, deficit reduction, entitlement reform, criminal justice and even foreign policy. The tax-exempt entity, a key node in a constellation of conservative entities that aims to spend $889 million before the next White House election, distributed a detailed survey Thursday to...
  • CBC criticizes Baltimore on water shut offs [Congressional Black Caucus]

    06/15/2015 11:41:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Baltimore Sun's Maryland Politics Blog ^ | June 15, 2015 | John Fritze
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus criticized Baltimore's efforts to disconnect water service for unpaid bills in a letter Monday that was focused primarily on utility privatization in Nigeria.. City officials announced in March they were sending shut-off notices to about 25,000 customers who owed a collective $40 million in overdue bills. The move prompted some activists to call for a moratorium on shut-offs in the city...
  • Rand Paul: 'White kids don’t get the same justice'

    06/10/2015 2:34:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Al Jazeera News ^ | June 10, 2015 | Naureen Khan
    In Baltimore, the GOP candidate spoke of the suicide of Kalief Browder and his ordeal in Rikers Island jail.BALTIMORE—Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, referred to the suicide of 22-year-old Kalief Browder as a tragic example as he spoke of justice applied unequally to black and white Americans Tuesday night. Browder was arrested in 2010, when he was 16, for stealing a backpack—a crime he insisted he did not commit. He was in jail on Rikers Island in New York City for three years, without a conviction. His plight, including brutal beatings by jail guards and other...
  • The Democratic Party’s Growing Radicalism

    06/02/2015 6:38:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | June 2, 2015 | Peter Wehner
    For those Democrats who insist their party is utterly mainstream, pragmatic rather than ideological, and right in the center of American politics, I have some news for you: You’re not. The New York Times published a story reporting that Bernie Sanders — that would be the socialist Bernie Sanders, referred to by the Times as “the Senate’s most left-wing member” — is not only gaining momentum in Iowa, he has “been inspiring fervor among the Democratic base.” And how he has. The Times story points to the fact the Sanders drew 700 people to an event on Thursday night in...
  • America Is Being Run Just Like Baltimore

    05/31/2015 9:50:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Congressional Black Caucus is the most ridiculously corrupt part of an already corrupt Congress. A study two years ago found that a third of black congressmen had been named in an ethics probe during their careers. 5 of the 6 members under review by the House Ethics Committee that year were CBCers. In 2009, every single member of Congress under investigation was from the same old gang. Like the Clinton Foundation, the CBC exists to trade money for influence. The Caucus takes in tens of millions from major corporations and spends it on parties for its members and funnels...
  • 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...
  • Michelle Obama Would Be Hillary Clinton’s 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 Clinton’s 36%. Among Likely Democratic Voters, it’s 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 Obama’s 17%....
  • Sen. Rand Paul will meet with black lawmakers on justice reforms

    05/09/2015 5:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 8, 2015 | Lauren French
    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul will host a meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus next week to discuss criminal justice reform. The libertarian-leaning senator from Kentucky has long been an outspoken advocate for changing how the American criminal system prosecutes and sentences. Now he’s teaming up with Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), and other black lawmakers, to craft a strategy for advancing legislation as law enforcement issues have taken center stage following the death of several unarmed black men at the hands of police. “Not only is Senator Paul the [S]enate co-sponsor of the Justice Safety Valve Act, which...
  • De Blasio’s 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 Blasio’s 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...
  • Al Sharpton: 'Rand Paul Is Right'

    08/15/2014 10:09:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 14, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)"Rand Paul is right," Rev. Al Sharpton said on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Friday after the Kentucky Senator empathized with African-Americans who believe their rights were threatened by police officers. Paul published a TIME op-ed on Thursday discussing the issue of the "militarization" of the police force and what it meant in the showdown between police officers and protestors in Ferguson, Missouri reacting to the shooting death of Michael Brown. "Given the racial disparities in our criminal justice system, it is impossible for African-Americans not to feel like their government is particularly targeting them," Paul wrote, after criticizing the racial...
  • I'm a Liberal Democrat. I'm Voting for Rand Paul in 2016. Here Is Why.

    11/17/2014 5:58:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 17, 2014 | H.A. Goodman
    The editor of Breitbart Unmasked, a site that I enjoy immensely and find informative, recently told me that supporting Rand Paul disqualifies a person from being labeled a progressive. My rebuttal was that he might be right. However, I also mentioned that Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia agreed with my latest Congress Blog piece. In the article, I explain why Rand Paul is correct in questioning the legality of President Obama's troop deployments. Sadly, people at UC Berkeley are more interested in protesting Bill Maher than condemning a conflict George McGovern stated weakens our country in the same manner...
  • Ted Cruz on Baltimore riots: 'President Obama has turned us against each other'

    04/30/2015 4:32:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Llorente
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz called the unrest in Baltimore heartbreaking and called on President Barack Obama and African-American community leaders to lead efforts to unify people and stress common values. “To see a great American city torn apart by violence is fundamentally wrong,” Cruz, who is running for president, said in an interview with Fox News Latino on Wednesday. “Our prayers need to be with the families of those who’ve been injured, those who’ve been murdered.” Cruz said he understands the frustrations among African Americans, who, the Texas Republican said, are “understandably concerned about whether law enforcement policies are being applied...
  • Steny Hoyer: Same-Sex Couples Are Endowed ‘By God’ With Right to Marry

    04/24/2015 8:20:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Staff
    Citing the Declaration of Independence, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) argued on the House floor yesterday that same-sex couples are endowed by “their Creator—by God” with a right to marry. “Our Declaration of Independence, as all of us quote so often, says: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men’—of course, if Jefferson were writing today, it would be either all people or all humankind—‘are created equal, that they are endowed by’—not a Congress, not by a Constitution, not by a will of the majority—‘their Creator’—by God—‘with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and...
  • 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...
  • Maryland: Where the Democratic civil war may well begin

    03/06/2015 6:57:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 6, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s (D-MD) decision to retire at the end of her term has sparked a predictable succession feud among Democrats in that deep blue state, but the coming internecine squabble has the potential to engulf the entire party. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), a six-term member of Congress and the former chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, wasted no time in declaring his intention to run for Mikulski’s seat. On Friday, he received a powerful endorsement from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. “I enthusiastically endorse Chris Van Hollen for the United States Senate,” Reid said in a statement....
  • Ted Cruz stands out at CPAC

    03/04/2015 1:34:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | March 4, 2015 | James Richard Edwards -
    SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – This past weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, every possible candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination laid out his case on why he should be for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. As could be expected, every speaker from Jeb Bush to Rand Paul to Ben Carson used the opportunity to burnish his conservative credentials and sound like he was the most conservative person alive. Sen. Ted Cruz was one of the few individuals who gave the audience more than just conservative platitudes and anti-Obama rhetoric. Cruz gave the...
  • CPAC Can’t Quit Palin. Neither Can I.

    02/27/2015 3:48:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 26, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    The Sarah Palin who returned to the GOP stage Thursday had no props, few Palinisms, and just a ghost of her former folksy twang. So what if there were still falsehoods? Palin 2016! Failed reality television star and mistress of liberal America Sarah Palin is strutting out onstage at CPAC, clad in a white blazer and black skirt. She places her water bottle on the floor next to the podium and opens a binder. A typical Palin speech usually involves props: Dr. Seuss books or Big Gulp sodas. This year, she has none. A typical Palin speech is usually an...
  • Farage To Get Hero's Welcome From US Group (UK Independence Party [UKIP] Leader)

    02/25/2015 8:51:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 25, 2015 | Dominic Waghorn, US Correspondent
    The UKIP leader will share a stage with high-profile US conservatives including Sarah Palin and NRA gun lobbyists.UKIP leader Nigel Farage is expected to get a celebrity reception in Washington when he addresses America's most high-profile right-wing conference this week. Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush and the National Rifle Association (NRA) gun lobby will be sharing a stage with the British politician after he was invited to address the Conservative Political Action Committee in the US capital. Aides told Sky News his philosophy has much in common with his republican hosts, who also focus on "the battle for smaller...
  • Pre-CPAC Reader Poll Results

    02/25/2015 6:32:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 25, 2015 | Professor William A.Jacobson
    And the winner is … We had good participation in our Pre-CPAC Reader Poll, in which readers could pick up to 3 candidates. Of course it’s not a “scientific” poll, it’s a snapshot of the Legal Insurrection Readership at a moment in time — more towards the conservative, Tea Party, libertarian …. definitely not “establishment” (however you want to define that, you know it when you see it). There are two clear winners: Ted Cruz who edged out Scott Walker by a narrow margin, after a late surge, with Rand Paul a clear third. No one else was close. There...
  • 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 Senate’s 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...
  • Michael Steele slaps his GOP team on immigration: 'Get a grip'

    11/19/2014 9:36:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | November 19, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele ripped his party for pushing back hard on President Obama’s immigration plans with a firm demand that they “get a grip.” Appearing on MSNBC, he said he would advise the GOP to work with the previously passed Senate comprehensive immigration reform bill. “Get a grip, because you’re sounding tone deaf here as I think the president is as well but we can talk about that in a moment. Number two, you have the solution already in front of you – the Senate in a bipartisan effort passed an immigration bill...
  • 8 Desperation Moves from Democrats That Show They'll Be Crushed on Tuesday

    10/31/2014 6:02:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 31, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Friday, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), in an act of pure political desperation, has now labeled her own constituency racist and sexist. “I’ll be very, very honest with you,” Landrieu said. “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as leader.” The goal: drive out the black vote, the same way President Obama did in 2012. Landrieu then added that the South is “more of a conservative place” and said that women have a problem “presenting ourselves.” The goal: driving out...
  • Maryland County Proposes Lowering Voting Age To 16, Allowing Noncitizens To Vote

    09/18/2014 1:57:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler ^ | September 18, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Montgomery County, Maryland, is one of the wealthiest and most liberal counties in America. If there’s a dumb progressive idea that didn’t start there, it will get there sooner or later. Along those lines, the powers that be in Montgomery County are very concerned about low voter turnout. So concerned, in fact, the all Democrat County Council formed a “Right to Vote” Task Force to come up with ways to encourage more people to vote. The task force produced a 76-page report with more than a few suggestions that could raise a few eyebrows. Recommendations 1-3 are: 1. The Task...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • You can help a true Conservative defeat President Obama's Cheerleader

    08/24/2014 10:13:49 AM PDT · by Trueblackman · 7 replies
    Vaughn4congress ^ | 24 August 2014 | Trueblackman
    Having secured the Republican Nomination in Maryland's 7th Congressional District, Corrogan Vaughn now needs the help of true Conservatives across the nation to defeat President Obama's #1 cheerleader in the House, Rep. Cummings. Cummings has used his position on the House Oversight Committee over the last 6 years to try to protect President Obama from any type of accountability, while promoting the general lie that any oversight of this President is racist in nature. With the election of Mr. Vaughn, Conservatives can remove this stumbling block to any accountability of this administration, while increasing the number of true Conservatives in...
  • Top Dem: U.S. 'Cannot Be Expected to Give Sanctuary to Every Single Child in the World'

    07/09/2014 12:13:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 8, 2014 | Caroline May
    The unaccompanied children from Central American crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally should be deported except in extreme circumstances, according to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. “We have an immediate humanitarian crisis that confronts this country, we also have a crisis in terms of this country cannot continue to absorb, nor should it, a limitless number of people who — particularly children who want to cross our border,” Hoyer told reporters Tuesday. According to the Democratic whip the influx is unsustainable in the U.S. “We cannot give these children sanctuary except in extraordinary circumstances. Obviously we have refugee status and protective...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Dan Bongino for Congress

    05/02/2014 9:15:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 2, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Maryland Congressional candidate, former Secret Service agent for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and best-selling author Dan Bongino Friday. Palin called Bongino, who is running in Maryland's Sixth Congressional District, a "unique candidate in politics today" because "his boots on the ground experience in Washington, D.C. has given him the wisdom and warrior spirit we need to stop the far left liberal agenda that is fundamentally transforming America." Palin cited Bongino's background of "rigorous training as a U.S. Secret Service agent." She said he will "put to good use the positive characteristics...
  • [Republican Congressman] Andy Harris on Trayvon Martin verdict: 'Get over it'

    07/16/2013 3:55:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 16, 2013 | John Fritze
    Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's sole Republican representative in Congress, is receiving attention for comments he made on WMAL radio Tuesday about last week's verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. "We're hung up on this one case where this one fellow was in fact found not guilty by a jury," Harris said during the interview. "That's the way the American law system works. Get over it." Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida, fatally shot Trayvon Martin last year in a case that captured national attention. He was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges on Saturday, sparking protests around...
  • Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele: I Don’t Understand The Fear Of Gun Registration (VIDEO)

    04/10/2013 8:17:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 9, 2013 | David Taintor
    Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Tuesday said he doesn't understand why gun owners fear the registration of their firearms. "I don't get the fear of registration," Steele said on MSNBC. "I don't get the, the concern about trafficking. Are we saying that we want criminals to, you know, make … back-alley sales out of the trunks of their cars?" Steele was part of a panel on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," during which former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) said that responsible gun owners insure their guns, which means they're registered. "I mean, I don't understand," she said. MSNBC...
  • GOP catfight: Michael Steele calls Reince Priebus 'numb nuts'

    03/19/2013 4:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | March 19, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The catfight between former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and his replacement, Reince Priebus, has reached screech level, with Steele belittling the party's new focus on minorities as old news. Appearing on the "Andrea Tantaros Show," a nationally syndicated radio show, Steele called the GOP establishment that on Monday unveiled a $10 million minority outreach effort a bunch of "numb nuts" for ignoring the plan he instituted four years ago. Steele also sounded ready to beat up Priebus. Asked by Tantaros who would win in a cage fight, Steele said, "Oh, no question, I would clean his clock." How?...
  • CPAC source: Christie wasn’t invited this year because he has a “limited future” in the GOP...

    02/26/2013 7:12:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 26, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Hard to argue with that assessment today of all days, but … Mitt Romney’s also been invited this year. The future doesn’t get any more limited than that. Also, since when is one’s prospects in the GOP a litmus test for whether you’re CPAC-worthy or not? Every time someone objects to GOPround’s exclusion, the rejoinder inevitably comes that it’s the “Conservative Political Action Conference,” not the “Republican Political Action Conference.” Okay, in that case, who cares about Christie’s future in the GOP? Either his ideas are conservative enough or they aren’t. Verdict: They aren’t. Or rather, one isn’t. New Jersey...
  • My answer to the Conservative Political Action Conference

    02/23/2013 7:33:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    MSNBC's Up with Chris Hayes ^ | February 23, 2013 | Chris Hayes
    So last week, I was surprised and oddly delighted by something that my friend Rachel Maddow also picked up on: “They have invited Chris Hayes to CPAC this year, Chris Hayes host of Up w/ Chris Hayes here on MSNBC invited to speak on a panel with Ralph Reed…I don’t know if he’s going to go, but it’s cool that they asked him.” Yes, the legendary Conservative Political Action Conference had invited yours truly to participate at its 40th annual conference this March. I was specifically invited to be part of a panel called: “CSI Washington, D.C.: November 2012 Autopsy”...
  • How gun control is already shaping the 2016 Democratic primary

    01/15/2013 7:16:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | January 15, 2013 | Ryu Spaeth
    This week, as lawmakers in Congress braced themselves for a protracted and impassioned debate over gun control, Democratic governors moved swiftly to push tough new gun laws in response to the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily shepherded legislation through a divided state legislature to produce the strictest gun laws in the country. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed similarly stringent measures, including a ban on assault weapons, while Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has called for universal background checks on all gun sales. And what do all three governors have in common (besides a strong...
  • Maryland Democrat Governor Accuses Romney of Racism

    08/28/2012 11:31:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 27, 2012 | William Bigelow
    Is there any calumny that Barack Obama and his minions have not tried to use against Mitt Romney? They have accused him of being: •A murderer. Remember the Joe Soptic ad? •A felon. Remember Stephanie Cutter calling Romney a felon? •A man who tolerates those who are soft on rape. But those slanders weren’t enough. Now the Democratic governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, who has ambitions for 2016, has called Romney a racist, and you’ll never guess which site gave him a megaphone to use. That’s correct: Politico. Here’s the Maryland party hack’s attack: "When you have a party that...
  • McCain, Palin on opposite sides of Maryland governor's primary

    09/13/2010 9:33:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2010 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday endorsed former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich in the state's GOP gubernatorial primary, pitting him against his former presidential running mate, Sarah Palin. The former GOP Alaska governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate endorsed Republican investor Brian Murphy, a once-little-known candidate who is mounting a primary challenge against Ehrlich. McCain told the Associated Press that Ehrlich is a "fine guy" and that he is backing his shot at another term in office. The Maryland governor's primary is one of the first in which McCain and Palin have found themselves supporting opposing candidates. Palin has endorsed...
  • Maryland: Palin endorses Brian Murphy for governor

    08/04/2010 9:40:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 4, 2010 | Annie Linskey
    Conservative darling and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy today, according to a post on her Facebook page. It is the first Palin endorsement in Maryland. Murphy is running for the state GOP nomination as a more conservative alternative to Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who has most of the establishment GOP support in the state. So far, Murphy has not shown up in polls or had much of an impact on the race, but in other states a nod from Palin has given outlying candidates momentum. On the stump Murphy says both...
  • Help Defeat Steny Hoyer in 2010

    03/23/2010 5:21:27 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 10 replies · 422+ views
    Maryland could use some serious help in defeating Steny Hoyer in November... yeah it CAN be done. Charles Lollar for Congress Marylands 5th District This guy has the potential and I believe is a serious challenger. Lollar is a former Marine officer who spent time overseas in Kosovo and continues to serve in a reserve capacity as an Intelligence Analyst at the Pentagon. Former Charles County Republican Party chairman Charles Lollar is intent on unseating House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer this fall, thus ending the Maryland Democrat’s 28-year run in Congress. “The demographics are different across Prince George’s, Calvert...
  • General Anthony Tata: Governor Palin ‘Pioneer Tough‘ [Visits Walter Reed]

    02/15/2010 9:34:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 698+ views
    Conservatives For Palin ^ | February 11, 2010 | Doug Brady
    Brigadier General (R) Anthony J. Tata wrote a great piece today for Big Government in which he, among other things, recalled Governor Palin's visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center last December: "As a retired flag officer, I often have the privilege of visiting with our wounded and their families and so I commit some time and money, donating so far 100% of the book royalties to the USO Metro DC Hospital Services Fund for our wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. The huge response my review of her book generated, and...
  • Vaughn is the Republican Party Best chance of winning a U.S. Senate Seat in Maryland.

    01/10/2010 5:22:44 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 17 replies · 718+ views
    vaughn ^ | 10 January 2010 | trueblackman
    For Immediate Release Vaughn is the Republican Party’s best hope in claiming Maryland’s U.S. Senate Seat Baltimore, Md.--, Corrogan R. Vaughn is the Republican Party’s best hope at reclaiming the U.S. Senate Seat currently held by Barbara Mikulski. Vaughn, a Baltimore Resident and businessman has long been active in Maryland’s Republican Party becoming one of its rising stars over the years. Vaughn, a behind-the-scenes conservative who has seen his influence grow as of late due to his association with the Tea Party Movement, opposition to Government-Run Health Care and the renewed interest in conservative fiscal and social values espoused by...
  • Corrogan Vaughn speaks to Maryland's Republican Liberty Caucus (Video)

    10/15/2009 6:14:50 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 1 replies · 412+ views
    15 October 2009 | trueblackman