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  • What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz's Past

    02/08/2016 1:26:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts
    PJ Media ^ | September 30, 2015 | ASHEESH AGARWAL AND JOHN DELACOURT
    ... Now that Cruz regularly polls toward the top of an ever-shrinking field, his early tenure bears closer scrutiny. Cruz has gained fame as a social conservative and an unwavering opponent of Obamacare. In his first major leadership role, however, he developed economic policy as the director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning...
  • Bush: I will not blame Obama 'for a single thing’

    02/08/2016 1:12:54 PM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    MSN News ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Jeb Bush vowed Monday that he will not scapegoat President Obama for any challenges he faces should he be elected president. "My pledge to you - when I'm president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing," he told listeners at the Nashua Country Club in Nashua, N.H. "The day that I'm sworn into office, I'm on watch - whatever it is.
  • BERNIE'S NEW THEME SONG [PARODY]

    02/08/2016 1:08:27 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-8-2016
    The grasshopper sings, "World owes us a living." pretty much sums up lot of people's mentality these days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V9uL_ruafU
  • After Iowa, Will Republicans Finally get a Contest Without Trump?

    02/08/2016 1:03:41 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | George Will
    When Huck Finn asked Tom Sawyer what a Moslem is, Tom said a Moslem is someone who is not a Presbyterian, which is true, but not the whole truth. Donald Trump says he is a Presbyterian ("I drink my little wine . . . and have my little cracker"), which apparently was not good enough for enough of Iowa's evangelical Christians. One person who left Iowa having earned the nation's gratitude is Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.). He campaigned with three Republican aspirants (Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina) in order to advance this year's most urgent task, which is...
  • Pro-Abortion Radicals Have Lost Their Hearts and Minds

    02/08/2016 1:00:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Michael Brown
    Two tweets in the last week, one from Cosmopolitan and one from NARAL, reveal the depravity of these radical pro-abortionists. Although the tweet has now been removed, Cosmopolitan sent out this message on February 4th: "Texas women are having more babies since Planned Parenthood was defunded," followed by a sad face. This was linked to a picture featuring the graphic #StandwithPP. Oh, the tragedy! Texas women are having more babies. More children are being spared the horrors of abortion - being sliced up, burned up, and sucked into pieces in the womb - and are seeing the light of day....
  • Jeb Bush: Donald Trump Needs Therapy

    02/08/2016 1:00:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Pam Key
    While on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Boston Public Radio station WGBH asked Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush about his rival Donald Trump going after his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush.
  • "We Can Put Refugees On Buses": Leaked Memo Shows Erdogan Blackmailed Europe For Billions

    02/08/2016 12:54:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/08/2016 | Tyler Durden
    If there's anything we've learned over the past twelve months it's that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is prepared to employ all manner of nefarious tactics in order to preserve his grip on power in Ankara.Following unfavorable election results last June, Erdogan plunged the country into civil war be restarting a long simmering battle with the PKK and proceeded to crack down on journalists and anyone else critical of the ruling AKP. Ultimately, new elections were called and AKP put up a stronger showing, effectively paving the way for Erdogan to rewrite Turkey's constitution and install an executive presidency.But...
  • Marco Rubio Dips Slightly In NH Tracking Poll, Tying With Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 12:53:06 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 14 replies
    TPM ^ | February 8, 2016 | CAITLIN MACNEAL
    Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican presidential pack in New Hampshire by a wide margin, but Sen. Marco Rubio's surge to second place nearly disappeared in a tracking poll released by the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Monday. Trump leads his competitors by 21 points, earning 34 percent support from likely Republican primary voters. The real estate mogul's support in the tracking poll has dropped 4 percentage points since the beginning of last week. After jumping to second place in the tracking poll with 15 percent support at the end of last week, Rubio has dropped by 2 percentage...
  • NASA bans the word 'Jesus'

    02/08/2016 12:50:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 8, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    The name of Jesus is not welcome in the Johnson Space Center newsletter, according to a complaint filed on behalf of a group of Christians who work for NASA. The JSC Praise & Worship Club was directed by NASA attorneys to refrain from using the name 'Jesus' in club announcements that appeared in a Space Center newsletter. "It was shocking to all of us and very frustrating," NASA engineer Sophia Smith told me. "NASA has a long history of respecting religious speech. Why wouldn't they allow us to put the name Jesus in the announcement about our club?" Liberty Institute,...
  • How Donald Trump helped save New York City

    02/08/2016 12:47:19 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 21 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | 6:00am | Steve Cuozzo
    How Donald Trump helped save New York City By Steve Cuozzo February 7, 2016 | 6:00am Long before Donald Trump stamped his name in gold on buildings around the world, posted snarky midnight tweets and joined the race for the White House, he was New York’s most important and bravest real-estate developer. Whatever you think about his political views or crazy campaign, Trump doesn’t get enough credit for being a transformative planner who is in love with the city. No matter how many times they watch “Taxi Driver,” younger New Yorkers and older ones who arrived recently have no idea...
  • DoJ, DHS hacked; employee data exposed by “Free Palestine” hacktivists

    02/08/2016 12:44:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The FBI’s jurisdiction and its digital presence have intersected in an embarrassing and highly damaging manner. Hackers penetrated networks at the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, gaining access to employee records at the FBI and other agencies. Hundreds of gigabytes worth of data have been stolen, the hackers claim, and they are using the hack as a protest for the #FreePalestine movement.Motherboard first reported on the hack, and corroborated at least some of the claims: A hacker, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to dump the apparent names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers...
  • Rush Limbaugh defends Rubio’s debate answer: He’s absolutely right about Obama

    02/08/2016 12:40:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | AllahPundit
    Via the Daily Rushbo, that’s the second time in a week that Rush has given Rubio a vote of confidence at a moment when the rest of the field (Ted Cruz very much included) is desperate to blow him up. That feels strange after so many months of Limbaugh mainstreaming Trump on the right — as I said in last week’s post, it’s hard to be pro-Trump and pro-Rubio — but it makes sense strategically. If Rubio collapses, conservatives are left with Cruz and … that’s pretty much it, given that the other remaining survivors in the field are...
  • Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants - Greek website

    02/08/2016 12:34:25 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 9 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Tue Feb 9, 2016 12:27am IST | Michele Kambas in Athens, Orhan Coskun in Ankara and Gabriela Baczynska in Brussels
    Tue Feb 9, 2016 12:27am IST Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants - Greek website BRUSSELS Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened in November to flood Europe with migrants if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the Middle East refugee crisis, a Greek news website said on Monday. Publishing what it said were minutes of a tense meeting last November, the euro2day.gr financial news website revealed deep mutual irritation and distrust in talks between Erdogan and the EU's two top officials, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk. The EU officials were trying to...
  • John Kasich: I'm a good middle ground between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders

    02/08/2016 12:32:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    The Week ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jeva Lange
    A possibly very confused voter at a John Kasich town hall in Windham, New Hampshire, wanted to know why she should vote for the Ohio governor in the "Democratic primary" — and Kasich, a Republican, didn't correct her. The question did not seem to be a slip of the tongue, either: The voter said she was having a hard time deciding between Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and John Kasich in the "Democratic primary" and wanted to know why Kasich should have her vote.
  • Scott Brown Touts Trump Ground Game, ‘Phone Banks Humming’ in New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 12:24:28 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/8/2016 | Dan Riehl
    Former Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown told Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon today he sees Donald Trump winning the New Hampshire primary with John Kasich coming in second and "Rubio right there in third." Brown previously thought Rubio would finish second. That was before New Jersey Governor Chris Christie banged the Florida Senator up pretty good in Saturday's Republican debate. Brown called Rubio "brilliant," adding that he considered him a good friend, but felt the cage match with Christie really hurt him. Asked about Trump's "ground game," Brown said he was confident the businessman has a good one...
  • DALEIDEN APPEARS IN COURT, REJECTS PLEA DEAL, DEMANDS APOLOGY

    02/08/2016 11:55:17 AM PST · by windhover · 31 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | 2/5/2016 | DeAnn Flannagan
    Houston,TX- Surrounded by a phalanx of attorneys and a crush of news reporters and cameramen, David Daleiden turned himself in to the Houston courts on Thursday in response to the indictments handed down last week by a Harris County grand jury. Those indictments, one felony and one misdemeanor, were related to his undercover journalism work that exposed Planned Parenthood's illegal profit -taking from sale of aborted baby organs. Operation Rescue's Cheryl Sullenger and the Christian's Defense Coalition's Rev. Patrick Mahoney were in court in support of Daleiden, head of the Center for Medical Progress, as he reported to two different...
  • Ted Cruz Requests Private Meeting With Ben Carson

    02/08/2016 11:54:09 AM PST · by Red Steel · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    "He said he's sorry that this happened and he wants to sit down and talk," Carson said in an interview with The Washington Post. "He wants to discuss the whole thing and clear the air." "To be determined," Carson said when asked where they may meet. "Doesn't matter." The Carson campaign has been critical of Cruz after his campaign spread false rumors during the Iowa caucus, and sent voicemails to Iowa precinct captains suggestings that Carson was dropping out of the race.
  • Trump: I'd tell Syrian kids to their faces 'you can't come here'

    02/08/2016 11:51:41 AM PST · by detective · 57 replies
    MSN News ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Donald Trump said he'd be able to look into the eyes of Syrian refugee children to tell them they cannot come to schools in America in light of concerns about safely vetting refugees. "We don't know where their parents come from, they have no documentation whatsoever," Trump said Monday during a town hall in New Hampshire.
  • Sowell: Toxic Words

    02/08/2016 11:51:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 9, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes. One of these words is "entitlement." To hear some politicians tell it, we are all entitled to all sorts of things, ranging from "affordable housing" to "a living wage." But the reality is that the human race is not entitled to anything, not even the food we need to stay alive. If we don't produce food, we are just going to starve. If we don't build housing, then we are not going to...
  • Islamic State crucifies teen in Syria

    02/08/2016 11:39:57 AM PST · by EBH · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/8/2016 | Shawn Price
    ALEPPO, Syria, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Islamic State militants crucified a teenage boy and left the body on display in Raqqa in one of the terror organization's latest public executions. The 17-year-old was accused of accepting money for filming Islamic State training sites and a placard in Arabic was hung around his neck telling people of his alleged crime. Images of the bloody and battered teen's body tied to a cross in the central square of the Islamic State's declared capital went viral after leaders accused him of receiving 500 Turkish lira per photograph of the Islamic State's military base...
  • Cruz: 'What We Are Seeing With N. Korea Is Foreshadowing of Where We Will Be With Iran'

    02/08/2016 11:38:46 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 8, 2016 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), asked to respond to North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States, called for an expanded missile defense capacity and a "hardened" electrical grid. But first, he noted that President Bill Clinton relaxed sanctions against North Korea, just as President Obama has relaxed sanctions against Iran: "So, what we are seeing with North Korea is foreshadowing of where we will be with Iran." At Saturday's Republican debate...
  • Taiwan earthquake: Tin cans found in the construction of toppled high-rise

    02/08/2016 11:38:31 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 1:09 PM ET, Mon February 8, 2016 | Sophia Yan and Mariano Castillo,
    The Taiwanese government has ordered an investigation into the building's collapse, as images emerged showing tin cans built into the walls of the toppled complex. Emergency workers came across the tin cans during the rescue operation, Taiwan's state-owned Central News Agency reported. They appear to have been used as construction fillers in beams. Taiwan's interior minister and other officials said they would open an investigation into the building's collapse when the rescue operation ends, according to CNA. Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te said he would order a probe as well. However, an engineer told CNA using tin cans "for such purposes...
  • Hypocrisy: Democrats Blasted Cost Of Benghazi Committee, But Gave Staffers Thousands In Bonuses

    02/08/2016 11:38:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The House Democrats on the Select Committee On Benghazi have wasted $2 million obstructing the body's investigation into the 2012 terrorist attack that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others dead. Thus far, the Democrats on the committee have not called one member of the Obama administration to testify, nor have they requested any documents from the administration for review. Now, after complaining about the committee's cost, it's been reported that these very Democrats have doled out tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses to staffers (via Fox News): Democrats on the House committee probing the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks...
  • Jeb Bush would 'eliminate' Citizens United

    02/08/2016 11:35:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/816 | Tom LoBianco and Ashley Killough
    Despite being backed by the monumental Right to Rise super PAC, Jeb Bush said Monday he would "eliminate" the Supreme Court decision that paved the way for super PACs. "If I could do it all again I'd eliminate the Supreme Court ruling" Citizens United, Bush told CNN's Dana Bash. "This is a ridiculous system we have now where you have campaigns that struggle to raise money directly and they can't be held accountable for the spending of the super PAC that's their affiliate." Bush's Right to Rise super PAC has dominated the fundraising race, pulling in $117.6 million last year,...
  • Actress Kate del Castillo Feels “Betrayed” by Sean Penn

    02/08/2016 11:32:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Latin Correspondent ^ | 8th February 2016 | Charlotte Mackenzie
    After a somewhat eery silence, Mexican actress Kate del Castillo has finally hit back over Sean Penn's controversial interview with kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. The actress claims she feels "betrayed" and "used" by Sean Penn, after the actor penned his interview with Guzmán for Rolling Stone magazine. Del Castillo's last tweet was on January 13, thanking her followers for their support. With Guzmán back behind bars once again, Penn recently spoke out over his 'vigilante' style of journalism. Castillo denied having been involved in arranging the meeting between the actor and El Chapo. However, Castillo herself now faces questioning...
  • Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills

    02/08/2016 11:30:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cns ^ | 02/08/2016 | ap
    Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that military units were put on combat alert early Monday, marking the launch of the exercise that involves troops of the Southern Military District. The district includes troops stationed in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, as well as forces in the North Caucasus and southwestern regions near the border with Ukraine. ... According to Shoigu, who spoke at a meeting with the top military brass, the war games would include redeployment of air force units to advance air bases and bombing runs at shooting ranges. The maneuvers will...
  • U.S. Athletes Told to Skip Rio Olympics if Concerned About Zika

    02/08/2016 11:28:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | MARY CHASTAIN
    The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has recommended that any athlete or trainer concerned about the Zika outbreak in Latin America should consider not attending the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Two anonymous sources told Reuters that the USOC issued the suggestion late in January on a teleconference call. President and board chairman of USA fencing Donald Anthony said no person should travel if "they don't feel comfortable going. Bottom line." "One of the things that they immediately said was, especially for women that may be pregnant or even thinking of getting pregnant, that whether you are scheduled to...
  • Ted Cruz is wrong about CNN's reporting

    02/08/2016 11:27:37 AM PST · by kiryandil · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | February 7, 2016 | Dylan Byers
    Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) Sen. Ted Cruz knowingly misstated CNN's reporting during Saturday's Republican primary debate, despite the fact that CNN's reporting was correct all along. Cruz blamed CNN for a message his campaign sent to supporters the night of the Iowa caucuses suggesting Carson was going to suspend his campaign. "My political team saw CNN's report breaking news and they forwarded that news to our volunteers, it was being covered on live television," Cruz said during the debate. Cruz also claimed CNN had inaccurately reported that Carson was suspending his campaign "from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15," and "didn't correct...
  • North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

    02/08/2016 11:26:48 AM PST · by familyop · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | ERIC TALMADGE
    TOKYO (AP) -- Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles, it now has two satellites circling the Earth, according to NORAD, the North American Aerospace Command, which monitors all satellites in orbit. Both of the Kwangmyongsong, or "Shining Star," satellites complete their orbits in about 94 minutes and based on data released by international organizations tracking them, the new one passed almost right over Levi's Stadium about an hour...
  • Russian Police Whistle-Blower Released From Prison

    02/08/2016 11:21:08 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 2 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | February 08, 2016 | RFE/RL's Russian Service
    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- A former Russian Interior Ministry officer who was sent to prison after claiming that soldiers were fed dog food has been released. He had served more than four years. Major Igor Matveyev made headlines in May 2011 after he claimed that soldiers in Russia's Far East were given to eat dog food to save money.
  • Company tracked Iowa caucusgoers’ phones

    02/08/2016 11:20:11 AM PST · by iowamark · 41 replies
    USA Today | 2/8/2016 | Donovan Slack
    Gannet paper, link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/02/08/company-tracked-iowa-caucusgoers-phones/80005966/#
  • Pro-Abortion Group Has Melt Down Over Doritos Super Bowl Ad: It Humanizes Fetuses [Ezekiel 13]

    02/08/2016 11:17:20 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 22 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/8/2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Only humorless progressives could twist anything, including an innocent commercial for corn chips, into a vicious political statement. The kill-joys over at the pro-abortion group, NARAL Pro-Choice America, were up in arms over the popular Super Bowl ad for Doritos (featured above) because apparently it "humanizes" fetuses. Yes. The group actually posted that comment to its official Twitter feed. Progressives have, once again, proven what a dour, nasty lot it truly is. It's safe to assume that the last thing on any sane person's mind watching that commercial was whether Doritos was pushing a pro-life message and not just corn-chips...
  • Donald Trump: Jeb Bush ‘Total Stiff,’ ‘Like A Spoiled Child’

    02/08/2016 11:14:47 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 8, 2016 | by Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump took questions for nearly an hour from voters in Salem, New Hampshire on Monday morning, saying, "We have to get rid [of] the Bushs of the world," and calling former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush a "total stiff." "We have to get rid of the Bush's [of] the world...guys like that will never straighten out the country," Trump charged. "He's like a spoiled child," Trump jabbed. "I like a few of them. I think a few of them have good talent," the real estate mogul said of his competitors. "I don't have a lot of respect for...
  • Meet Bernie Sanders’ Israel Hating Advisers Jewish Democrat taking advice from Israel critics

    02/08/2016 11:13:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/816 | Adam Kredo
    Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders has tapped several critics of Israel to advise him on foreign policy, including one who has compared Israelis to “Nazis” and accused them of waging “a Holocaust.” Sanders, who is Jewish and had family members slaughtered during the Holocaust, recently disclosed that his top foreign policy advisers include J Street, a dovish Middle East advocacy group that backs some of Congress’ most vocal critics of Israel, former assistant Secretary of Defense Larry Korb, and James Zogby, an Israel detractor who heads the Arab American Institute. The inclusion of these advisers in the Sanders’ campaign, which...
  • Could embracing his awkwardness save Jeb Bush in New Hampshire?

    02/08/2016 11:11:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | 2/8/16 | Jeva Lange
    Jeb Bush has a fighting chance of making an important second-place finish in New Hampshire's primary on Tuesday - a comeback that some believe can be pinned on his decision to embrace his inner bewildered goof. Writing for Slate, Franklin Foer argues that Bush has gone from being kicked-while-he's-down to emerging as a true contender in the Granite State thanks to his uncensored authenticity. "Bush may be the most authentic of the pack - patrician, goofy, a little flummoxed," Foer claims.
  • Arab MKs suspended for visit with terrorists' families

    02/08/2016 11:11:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    inn ^ | 2/816 | Cynthia Blank
    The Knesset Ethics Committee ruled on Monday night to suspend three Arab Knesset members following a public uproar over their meeting with the families of terrorists who committed murderous attacks against Israelis. MKs Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas were suspended for a period of four months, while MK Jamal Zahalka was suspended for two months. All three are members of the Joint List's Balad faction. The three Knesset members will be barred from attending the Knesset plenum until the end of the winter session, but will still be able to vote there and in committee meetings. In the meeting last...
  • 7NEWS/UMass Lowell Poll NH Tracking Poll day 8 [Trump 34% Cruz/Rubio 13% Bush/Kasich 10%]

    02/08/2016 11:10:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 69 replies
    whdh.com ^ | Updated: Feb 08, 2016 3:06 PM | Andy Hiller
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - This time tomorrow, some of the voting places in New Hampshire will already be open. And our final tracking poll gives us a last look at where the candidates stand right now. Watch 7News: mobile / desktop The Republicans are the big story...Because we know who's on top, but that's about all we know. The Democratic race is much easier to predict: Bernie Sanders is now beating Hillary Clinton by 16 points- 56% to 40%, after he lost a point overnight, and she kept what she had. Undecided is up to 4%, an increase of two...
  • Riot police separate hundreds of Kurds and Islamist supporters in Germany

    02/08/2016 11:05:35 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 25 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Sarah Malm
    Ethnic Kurds clashed overnight with alleged members of a hardline Islamist movement in Hamburg last night, as ISIS clashes spread far from Syria. Police in the northern German city say 14 people were injured overnight in the violence involving hundreds of demonstrators before riot police were able to quell the disturbance. Police spokesman Karina Sadowsky said this morning that fighting began after hundreds of Kurds held a protest against the Islamic State group. SNIP Fighting broke out at about 11pm, prompting police to block all roads and try to drive vehicles between the two groups. After midnight police moved in...
  • Florida considers anti-discrimination bill for LGBT rights [Republican Turncoats]

    02/08/2016 11:04:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Fox Orlando ^ | 2/7/16 | Brendan Farrington
    ....this year, some Republican lawmakers are backing a bill that would give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents the protection against discrimination..... ....Republican Rep. Holly Raschein, the House sponsor of the anti-discrimination bill, which has nine Republican co-sponsors..... ...supporters are focused on its economic impact. The bill is being called the "Competitive Workforce Act" and a group running a campaign to promote it is backed by AT&T, Wells Fargo, Marriott and Carnival Corporation. The argument is that Florida will be able to attract corporations that provide high-paying, high-skilled jobs and the workforce to fill them if it has clear anti-discrimination...
  • Yet more evidence that terrorists pick gun-free zones to attack

    02/08/2016 11:03:35 AM PST · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | February 8, 2016 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Could this statement be any clearer? From ClickonDetroit: Abu-Rayyan posted. “It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. I had it planned out. I bought a bunch of bullets. I practiced reloading and unloading.” . . . “It's easy, and a lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. Plus it would make the news. Everybody would've heard. Honestly I regret not doing it. If I can't do jihad in the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here." He had also told the undercover agent that a church would be an...
  • Bush to Trump: ‘You are a liar and a whiner’

    02/08/2016 10:59:58 AM PST · by McGruff · 50 replies
    MSDNC ^ | February 8, 2015 | Christina Coleburn
    A day before the New Hampshire primary, presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush and Donald Trump rehashed their ongoing public feud. The latest developments in the back-and-forth took place Monday on "Morning Joe," where Bush was asked about Trump. "I find it remarkable, when you have the chance to talk about his temperament, as Ted Cruz was, and he totally ignored it ... when Marco Rubio had a chance to say that Trump is not a conservative - which he is not - he totally ignored it. I mean, you don't want to bully that way." Bush was later asked to pick...
  • Mumbai terror attack collaborator says Pakistani intelligence part of plot

    02/08/2016 10:58:20 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 6 replies
    Jpost ^ | February 8, 2016
    A conspirator who helped plot the 2008 Mumbai attack in which 164 people were killed, including six Jews and an Israeli citizen, told an Indian court Monday that the 10 gunmen in the attack received assistance from Pakistan's military intelligence agency [ISI], according to The New York Times. David C. Headly, who is of Pakistani-American heritage and is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence for an unrelated conviction, told the Indian court via teleconference that he was in contact with two ISI handlers throughout the planning stages of the attack and was paid to make reconnaissance trips to India.
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    02/08/2016 10:58:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | February 8, 2016 | Sean Hannity
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  • Rubio’s problem: An excess of caution Donors who might have shifted to Rubio are ‘frozen in [tr]

    02/08/2016 10:57:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | Glenn Thrush and Anna Palmer
    Marco Rubio isn’t really a robot — he isn’t dumb or teleprompter-tied — but he is a calculating and cautious candidate, and in the mean, fast-moving 2016 primary, caution can sometimes kill. Gloss, discipline, natural speaking talent and planning have been the hallmarks of Rubio’s methodical presidential campaign, positioning him for a surprise third-place win in Iowa and a possible surge here on Tuesday. Rubio knows his path to his party’s nomination is narrow — a needle-thread between the tea party and establishment wings of a divided GOP — but he’s also a fundamentally risk-averse politician who often seeks the...
  • Why Ted Cruz’s Facial Expression Makes Me Uneasy

    02/08/2016 10:57:30 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 112 replies
    It’s hard to look at Ted Cruz’s face. He’s a brilliant orator with a sharp legal mind. But his expression unsettles me. I know my reaction is visceral and automatic, but as a neurologist it is my business to notice things out of the ordinary and probe them. The Senator’s atypical expressions leave me uneasy. Before I say why, note how many colleagues and former associates "loathe" him. A Bush alumnus told The New York Times' Frank Bruni, “Why do people take such an instant dislike to Ted Cruz? It just saves time.” Former Senate Majority leader Bob Dole says,...
  • Jeb Bush, Family Dynasty Face Moment of Truth in N.H.

    02/08/2016 10:57:03 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/8/16 | GERALD F. SEIB
    Eight months ago, Jeb Bush announced his candidacy for president, expressing his appreciation for the American immigrant experience by delivering a passage in Spanish and declaring that "my message will be an optimistic one because I am certain that we can make the decades just ahead the greatest time ever to be alive in this world." That candidacy, blessed by built-in advantages while cursed by high expectations and antiestablishment anger, faces in New Hampshire on Tuesday an existential moment, not just for the candidate but for the Republican Party's Bush dynasty. Will Jeb Bush do well enough to recharge his...
  • Village faces investigation over anti-refugee Tiger tank (Steinkirchen bei Pfaffenhofen, Bavaria)

    02/08/2016 10:51:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 08 Feb 2016 08:24 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Authorities in upper Bavaria are investigating the appearance of a mock Nazi Tiger tank in a carnival parade that was marked with the words "asylum defense". Shocked carnival-goers at the Fasching celebration watched as the tank -- in reality a car with a cardboard structure built on top of it -- rolled through the town of Steinkirchen bei Pfaffenhofen. As well as the anti-refugee slogans, the fake tank also bore the Balkenkreuz symbol seen on Nazi armored vehicles. ...
  • Why Jeb Bush shouldn't be counted out just yet

    02/08/2016 10:51:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/8/16 | Jennifer Rubin
    Impatient with Jeb Bush's attacks on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a segment of the conservative punditocracy wants Bush to get out quickly so as to block both Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) from getting the nomination by virtue of a split among "somewhat conservative" Republicans. Saturday's debate, however, opened up an interesting possibility. Few before the debate expected Rubio to win New Hampshire; now, fewer do. But the expectation since Iowa has been that he would take second, by a comfortable margin. What if that does not occur because either Cruz or Ohio Gov. John Kasich effectively tie...
  • Jeb is angry

    02/08/2016 10:42:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/8/16 | GLENN THRUSH
    Jeb Bush is a nice guy, an optimistic guy, a substantive, forward-looking guy who just happens to be a little pissed off as his campaign bus rolls through the idyllic New Hampshire countryside. He's angry at Marco Rubio, thoroughly disgusted with Donald Trump, aggravated with the grubby, profane, uncivil tone of the Republican primary - and, above all, irate at the mere suggestion that he stop grinding this 2016 thing out until he finally convinces voters that he's the best guy to do the job.
  • Debunking the Myth of Socialist “Success” in Scandinavia

    02/08/2016 10:38:31 AM PST · by Baynative · 29 replies
    New American ^ | 25 August 2015 | Alex Newman
    With one of the leading 2016 U.S. presidential contenders, self-styled socialist Bernie Sanders, openly advocating the transformation of America into a Scandinavian-style welfare-state utopia on national television, the book's message is timely indeed from an American perspective. But as the monograph explains, Sanders, whose campaign has recently surged past Hillary Clinton's among voters in the key primary state of New Hampshire, is hardly alone in totally misunderstanding the lessons Scandinavia can offer Americans and the world. Left-wing celebrities, politicians, journalists, and ideologues worldwide have also been pointing to the Nordic nations for decades as a model to emulate. ~snip~ In...