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  • Social Media is Spilling the Beans on Hillary Clinton – 4 MUST SEE Memes

    05/05/2016 4:10:04 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
    TruthFeed ^ | 5/5/2016
    It turns out Trump supporters are not playing nearly as nice as Bernie supporters have been. They know Hillary with be the Democrat Party nominee and are unleashing some vicious (and accurate) memes throughout social media.
  • First on CNN: FBI interviews Clinton aides including Huma Abedin as part of email probe

    05/05/2016 3:52:28 PM PDT · by Phlap · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | 05/05/2016 | Evan Perez Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz
    Some of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, including her longtime adviser Huma Abedin, have provided interviews to federal investigators, as the FBI probe into the security of her private email server nears completion, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation tell CNN. The investigation is still ongoing, but so far investigators haven't found evidence to prove that Clinton willfully violated the law the U.S. officials say.
  • Trump Has A Track Record of Hiring the Right People & Ryan Just Failed His First Interview

    05/05/2016 3:42:07 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 26 replies
    Self | May 5, 2016 | Stayfree
    Trump has a proven track record of hiring the right people to get the job done right. And Trump just told Ryan that he just failed his first interview! In other words, you'd better find yourself another job because you have already proven that your performance has been lousy, so we will be looking for someone else who will do the job right.
  • FBI interviews Clinton aides including Huma Abedin as part of email probe

    05/05/2016 3:41:22 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/5/2016 | Evan Perez, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz
    (CNN)—Some of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, including her longtime adviser Huma Abedin, have provided interviews to federal investigators, as the FBI probe into the security of her private email server nears completion, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation tell CNN. The investigation is still ongoing, but so far investigators haven't found evidence to prove that Clinton willfully violated the law the U.S. officials say.In recent weeks, multiple aides have been interviewed -- some more than once, the officials said. A date for an FBI interview of Clinton has not been set, these officials said, but is expected in the coming...
  • Paul Ryan Faces Tea Party Primary Challenger

    05/05/2016 3:27:14 PM PDT · by central_va · 19 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/28/16 | J. Brufke
    Eric Odom, a Wisconsin-based political consultant, said the soon-to-be-candidate feels “betrayed” by Ryan’s positions on trade and immigration. “It’s very personal for him,” he told the Washington Times. “He intends to run a full-scale candidacy that will shake up the establishment in a profound way.” Odom revealed the unnamed challenger has donated to the nine-term congressman, but feels it is time for a change.
  • Rep. Black pans Justice Dept. decision to stop using words ‘convict’ and ‘felon’

    05/05/2016 3:17:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    The decision by a Justice Department office to cease using the words “convict” and “felon” in official communications ignores “the personal responsibility that these ex-offenders must assume for themselves,” said Rep. Diane Black. Responding to Wednesday’s announcement that the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs would no longer use the “disparaging labels” when officials refer to individuals convicted of crimes, the Tennessee Republican was critical of the message the decision sent to crime victims. “The words ‘convict’ and ‘felon’ are not disparaging, in fact they are quite generous compared to some of the phrases we could accurately ascribe to certain...
  • This one number foretold Donald Trump’s Rise

    05/05/2016 3:16:39 PM PDT · by LS · 21 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 5/5/2016 | Rick Newman
    Pundits and prognosticators are in a rare mea culpa moment, acknowledging how badly they misjudged Donald Trump as a presidential candidate and apologizing for being so narrow-minded. But they didn’t need to travel to dozens of campaign events or poll hundreds of Iowans to understand Trump’s appeal. All they had to do was understand one single number: $55,191. That was median household income, adjusted for inflation, in June 2015, the month Trump declared he was running for the Republican presidential nomination. That number is neither good nor bad on its own, but when you compare it with a second number,...
  • Hacking of Florida elections websites brings criminal charges

    05/05/2016 3:11:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 7 replies
    Herald Times / Tallahassee bureau ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steve Bousquet
    The young cybersleuth says he exposed security lapses on Florida elections websites, but the state says he committed a crime. David Levin, 31, of Estero, a political consultant and owner of a computer security firm, was booked Wednesday on three felony charges of unauthorized access to computer systems. Each count carries a maximum five-year prison sentence. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Levin illegally gained internal access to websites of the state Division of Elections and the Lee County elections office, which together hold data on more than 12 million Florida voters. FDLE said that after Levin gained access...
  • State Dept. to Withhold Docs Related to Clinton E-Mail Security Until After Election

    05/05/2016 3:05:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 37 replies
    Law Newz ^ | May 5, 2016 | Chris White
    The State Department on Tuesday notified Vice News that it will not release documents responsive to the news outlet’s FOIA requests related to the security of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server until after the November election. According to Vice News reporter Jason Koebler, soon after news broke of Clinton’s use of a private e-mail for State Department business, he filed a FOIA request with the State Department seeking “communications, presentations, and procedures created by the State Department to secure Hillary Clinton’s email from electronic threats.” In his new report released on Thursday, Koebler describes how despite several promises from the State...
  • U.S. Foreign Policy: Spread Homosexual Agenda

    05/05/2016 3:02:51 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 May 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    The United States imports nearly everything. The nation that built a strong economy on manufacturing now exports very little. One new thing that is being exported from the United States is a foreign policy of subversion and perversion. Having nearly wrapped America in the rainbow flag of the homosexual agenda, the Obama administration has now begun the process in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2013 President Obama appointed James Walter "Wally" Brewster — who is openly homosexual — as U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic. He was not well received. As Nil Nikandrov wrote for the online journal of...
  • Trump Responds to Ryan

    05/05/2016 2:55:46 PM PDT · by dlt · 147 replies
    Trump Website ^ | May 5, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    DONALD J. TRUMP RESPONDS TO SPEAKER PAUL RYAN "I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan's agenda. Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people. They have been treated so badly for so long that it is about time for politicians to put them first!" Donald J. Trump
  • Proteins In Petrified Wood

    05/05/2016 2:50:29 PM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    MarkHArmitage ^ | Published on Feb 29, 2016 | Mark H. Armitage
    "Something fun for everyone and yet another microscopic evidence for Young Earth - Proteins/tissues in petrified wood GLOWING under UV light - a phenomena called autofluorescence." MHA quote
  • Refugee Nightmare 2.0 — the EU’s 2nd Migration Tsunami Has Begun

    05/05/2016 2:49:43 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 May 2016 | William F. Jasper
    The migration tsunami that swamped Europe with 1.5 million “refugees” in 2015 is roaring back with a tidal wave that may be double the size of last year’s deluge. In fact, most citizens of the European Union countries appear to be unaware that their unelected and unaccountable rulers at the European Commission, in their own European Economic Forecast report issued last fall, announced precisely that. That is, they projected (with apparent acceptance and approval) that three million refugees/migrants would arrive in Europe in 2016. The warming spring/summer weather along the Mediterranean now means calmer seas are returning, which means many...
  • What they never understood about Donald Trump

    05/05/2016 2:48:06 PM PDT · by GilGil · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/5/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    The elites’ refusal to grapple with the reality before their eyes continued long after it was obvious Trump was no passing phenomenon. They resorted to increasingly implausible rationalizations to explain his success. “In nearly every election cycle, there are candidates who lead national polls and sometimes even win states, but don’t come close to winning the nomination,” explained Nate Cohen of the New York Times in December. “It would be tough for Mr. Trump to prevail in a one-on-one contest against a typical mainstream Republican, much in the same way that Mr. Buchanan quickly faltered against Mr. Dole.” Why, since...
  • Allen West Concedes Despite Massive Voter Fraud (141% turnout-Video-2012)

    05/05/2016 2:46:00 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 20, 2012 | The Western center for Journalsim
    Allen West defrauded by Patrick Murphy- 18th Congressional District- YouTube Boxes of ballots uncounted from republican precincts. A mobile home park with 7 registered voters, cast 900 votes. Congressional District with 175,574 registered voters, cast 247,713 votes 141% TURNOUT Democrats stole another election!
  • Why Regulations Are Fueling Corporate Activism in America

    05/05/2016 2:33:40 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 04, 2016 | James M. Roberts
    It is no surprise that “lawfare” attacks by the left on traditional American values have ramped up since President Barack Obama took office. What has been surprising, though, is how swiftly many major U.S. corporations have acted to support its radical agenda. Why has this happened? Is it simply a case of corporate cronyism? Or have these companies been drafted into the social justice army against their better judgement?
  • Is the Republican establishment now a third party?

    05/05/2016 2:32:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | 5/5/16 | Peter Grier
    Remember when the GOP was so worried about Donald Trump running as a third party candidate in the general election that it pushed a loyalty pledge on presidential hopefuls? Now the wingtip is on the other foot. Disaffected Republican loyalists are talking about mounting a third-party effort to challenge Mr. Trump, instead.
  • Paul Ryan’s Primary Opponent Releases ‘Motorcycle’ Ad: ‘This Bike Was Built in Wisconsin’

    05/05/2016 2:25:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/5/16 | Patrick Howley
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen is out with his first potential viral video ad of the 2016 election cycle. Nehlen is a water filtration company executive in Wisconsin who calls himself a tea party sympathizer. He is challenging Ryan in the First Congressional District, prioritizing three key issues: government spending, mass immigration, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Nehlen can gain traction on those issues because of Ryan’s decisions since he’s been at the top of House leadership, responsible in part for crafting a national bipartisan agenda with the Democratic-controlled White House. Nehlen’s candidacy thus far is reminiscent...
  • Ryan will back Trump if he's the nominee, despite criticism

    05/05/2016 2:25:14 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-15-2016 | Jake Sherman
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said he would back whoever wins the Republican nomination, even after sharply criticizing the tone and violence at Donald Trump's rallies.
  • Paul Ryan Primary Challenger Dares Him To Debate TPP

    05/05/2016 2:23:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 5/5/16 | Tim Hains
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen launched his first ad, called "Truth Resurrection" Wednesday, calling Ryan out for his support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “It’s not every day you see a candidate for Congress sporting tattoos, riding a Harley, and throwing down on a factory floor,” Nehlen acknowledged. “But I’m not your everyday candidate.” “Mr. Speaker, you championed this trade deal. Why don’t you come back to Wisconsin and debate me—man-to-man, face-to-face—on the realities of TPP. And if you don’t want to debate me, maybe we can arm wrestle,” says Nehlen with a twinkle in his eye,...
  • Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers More Hillary Clinton Emails Withheld from State Department

    05/05/2016 2:22:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 5, 2016
    Clinton Aide Huma Displeased with Clinton’s ‘I’m Exhausted Thing’ Abedin using additional non-.gov email address for government business (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new State Department emails (one batch of103 pages, the second of 138 pages) that again appear to contradict statements by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department and that she did not use her clintonemail.com system until March 18, 2009. Judicial Watch recently released Clinton State Department emails dating from February 2009 that also call into question her...
  • America’s Security Facade

    05/05/2016 2:22:03 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    Understanding The Threat ^ | 5 May 16 | John Guandolo
    Travelers using U.S. airports are familiar with long lines due to TSA checkpoints, and recent reports indicate lines will get longer in the near future because of new TSA screening procedures, fewer TSA officers and other related issues. Yet, America is no safer since 9/11 because the federal government has thrown bureaucracy at the threat and entrusted our enemy inside our security perimeter instead of understanding the threat and dealing with it. Former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey tells the story of being in Israel and speaking with the Director of Security for Ben Gurion Airport. When Mr....
  • McCain on tape: Trump damages my reelection hopes

    05/05/2016 2:19:43 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/5/16 | Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim
    Publicly, John McCain insists Donald Trump will have a negligible effect on his campaign for reelection. But behind closed doors at a fundraiser in Arizona last month, the Republican senator and two-time presidential hopeful offered a far more dire assessment to his supporters. “If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to a recording of the event obtained by POLITICO. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state...
  • The White House is Lying About U.S. Troops in Combat and This Video Proves It

    05/05/2016 2:16:47 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 05, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Since 2014, three U.S. service members have been killed in the war against ISIS in Iraq. Earlier this week, the Pentagon confirmed Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV was killed during operations with peshmerga fighters. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter specifically referred to the loss of life as a combat death. Despite Americans being killed on the battlefield with ISIS, the White House has maintained U.S. troops are simply acting as advisors in a dangerous region but are not involved in combat. "What I think is true is that Iraq and Syria are dangerous places and our men and women in...
  • The Era of Bush and Romney Comes To a Close…

    05/05/2016 2:16:31 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    conservativetreehouse.com ^ | 5/5/16 | Sundance
    The Bush clan previously announced they will not engage in the 2016 presidential race, and the Romney clan have now joined them. Via ABC – The Republican National Convention in July is going to be missing some of the party’s most recognizable faces. All of the living former Republican nominees for president said they are skipping the Cleveland convention with the exception of Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP nominee. An aide to Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, confirmed to ABC News that he “has no plans to attend the convention.” Romney has been one of Trump’s most scathing critics....
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 5,2016

    05/05/2016 2:08:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 5, 2016 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Court Allows Discovery to Begin in Clinton Email Case

    05/05/2016 1:56:33 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 4, 2016 | Judicial Watch
    udicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted “discovery” to Judicial Watch into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system. The order allows Judicial Watch to take testimony of former top Clinton State Department aides Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin and Bryan Pagliano. The Court also notes that “based on information learned during discovery, the deposition of Mrs. Clinton may be necessary.” The discovery will take place over the next eight weeks. The discovery arises in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Guru Boasts of How the Administration Lied to Sell the Iran Deal

    05/05/2016 1:54:21 PM PDT · by bushwon · 36 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 5, 2016 | Lee Smith
    It’s hardly any wonder that Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes has a "mind meld" with his boss, the president. According to a David Samuels New York Times Magazine article to be published Sunday and already posted to the website, Rhodes, like Barack Obama, is contemptuous of "the American foreign-policy establishment." What Obama calls the "Washington playbook" dictating the sorts of responses available to American policymakers, Rhodes calls the "Blob." Blob includes "editors and reporters at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker," etc. It also encompasses, according to Rhodes, Obama's former secretary of state Hillary Clinton,...
  • Not over yet: Reid cautions Democrats relishing Trump election battle

    05/05/2016 1:51:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2016 | By Richard Cowan
    For some Democrats, Donald Trump may seem to be a gift - set to steer Republicans into a trainwreck election in November - but senior Democrat Harry Reid said on Thursday he worried people might be too confident. "Am I concerned about it? Of course I am," the U.S. Senate Democratic leader said. "I think this race could be a debacle for the Republicans," Reid added. "But I'm not taking anything for granted. I'm not being over confident." "By nominating Trump, I guess it's the natural evolution of a party that's spent eight years defining itself entirely on what it's...
  • Planned Parenthood helping transgender patients with sex changes

    05/05/2016 1:45:27 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2016 | Cody Derespina
    Planned Parenthood has found a new niche that could prove nearly as controversial as providing abortions: helping transgendered people through the sex-change process. In the wake of last summer’s undercover videos that appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials selling baby body parts for money – which is illegal – legislators in several states have looked for ways to deny funding to the women’s health giant. While Planned Parenthood has denied any wrongdoing, they have stopped accepting reimbursements for providing fetal parts to researchers. However, the gender reassignment process may enable the organization to make up the lost cash by other...
  • Md. deli has sign offering 'Hillary' special featuring 2 small breasts, 2 large thighs

    05/05/2016 1:43:26 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    KATU ^ | 05/05/2016 | ABC7
    A deli in Brandywine, Md. is offering a potentially controversial lunch special. The New York Italian Deli has a sign offering a lunch special called "Hillary," featuring "two small breasts with two large thighs."
  • President Obama just commuted the sentences of 58 people. Here are their names.

    05/05/2016 1:41:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/5/16 | Sari Horwitz
    President Obama commuted the sentences of 58 inmates Thursday as part of his ongoing initiative to release federal prisoners who have received severe mandatory sentences for non-violent drug offenses. With this latest round of commutations, Obama has granted clemency to a total 306 inmates, 110 of whom were serving life sentences. Obama has said he will continue granting commutations during his final months in office to inmates who meet certain criteria set out by the Justice Department. Since the Obama administration launched its high-profile clemency initiative two years ago, thousands of inmates have applied. More than 9,000 petitions are pending....
  • California Lawmakers Want to Give Illegal Immigrants Obamacare

    05/05/2016 1:36:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 5, 2016 | by Aaron Kliegman
    State lawmakers in California are circulating legislation that would open the door for illegal immigrants to buy health insurance from Covered California, the state's Obamacare exchange. State Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced the bill to pave the way for illegal immigrants to purchase health plans from Covered California. Many people believe this move to not grant money makes the legislation mainly symbolic because most illegal immigrants would not practically be able to pay for health premiums on their own, according to Kaiser Health. Covered California staff personnel presented an analysis of the proposed legislation to the organization's board last month and...
  • Pro-Trump tow truck driver refuses to tow disabled motorist over Sanders bumper sticker

    05/05/2016 1:27:20 PM PDT · by rktman · 137 replies
    local21news.com ^ | 5/5/2016 | ASHLEA SURLES
    A pro-Donald Trump tow truck driver refused to a help a disabled customer stranded on Interstate 26 in Asheville, North Carolina on Monday because she supports Bernie Sanders. "Something came over me, I think the Lord came to me, and he just said, 'Get in the truck and leave,'" said Ken Shupe of Shupee Max Towing in Traveler's Rest, South Carolina. "And when I got in my truck, you know, I was so proud, because I felt like I finally drew a line in the sand and stood up for what I believed."
  • Indiana Becomes First State With Baby Drop Off Boxes to Save Babies From Infanticide

    05/05/2016 1:26:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 4, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Indiana has a new option for desperate mothers who cannot care for their newborn babies. Two Safe Haven Baby Boxes, sometimes called baby hatches, recently were installed in Indiana fire stations to receive abandoned infants in a safe, warm environment, according to The Daily Mail. The boxes have padding and climate control, and they alert authorities when a baby has been placed inside. Several European and Asian countries have been using them for years, but Indiana is the first state in the U.S. to initiate the project. A key leader behind the effort is Monica Kelsey, whose mother abandoned her...
  • FIU Student Accused Of Hacking $260K From Frequent Flyer Accounts

    05/05/2016 1:25:58 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | May 1, 2016 | May 1, 2016
    Police say a computer programmer studying at FIU hacked into the American Airlines accounts of travelers and stole $260,000 worth of frequent flyer miles. Milad Avazdavani, 27, was jailed for a year on 19 felony counts including grand theft, according to CBS4 media partner The Miami Herald. Police say Avazdavani used the frequent flyer miles to take trips around the world and to rent cars. Avazdavani, an Iranian who was a student at Florida International University, tells the Herald he is a victim of “bargain shopping” on the internet. He says a third party is to blame for his predicament....
  • Sean Hannity: Indiana Primary Republican Voters were at 143%

    05/05/2016 1:24:49 PM PDT · by georgiegirl · 14 replies
    Sean Hannity Radio Show | 5/5/16 | georgiegirl
    Sean Hannity reported today that the Indiana Primary Republicans voters were UP 143% from 2012. Democrat Primary DOWN 40%. I wasn't able to find the actual numbers or link. Maybe someone else can. Thanks!
  • New Law Stops Rapists From Getting Custody of Child When a Raped Woman Rejects Abortion

    05/05/2016 1:21:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    lifenews.com | May 4, 2016 | Right to Life of Michigan
    Governor Snyder signed the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act into law on May 3. The new law helps prevent a rapist from gaining custody of a child. The law was included in a larger package of bills addressing domestic violence that Governor Snyder also signed. Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, “Half of women who become pregnant through rape don’t have abortions and most of those women decide to keep their child. Michigan was not doing enough to protect women from their attackers in those circumstances.” Under old state law a parent whose child was conceived through...
  • Paul Ryan: I Cannot Support Donald Trump Yet

    05/05/2016 1:18:37 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 142 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 5, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    "You have said that you will support the Republican nominee. Now you have a nominee, Donald Trump. will you support him?" Tapper asked. "Well, to be perfectly can did with you, I'm not ready to do that yet. I am not there right now. I hope to and want to. What's required is that we unify the party... I do not want to underplay what he accomplished. He needs to be congratulated for winning the delegates, but he inherited something special," Ryan said. VIDEO...
  • California unions crush bid to open their books

    05/05/2016 1:17:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 5, 2016 | By William La Jeunesse
    California's public employee unions used their muscle this week to fight back a legislative bid to open their books, killing in committee a bill that would force them to post online how dues are spent -- and a second bill requiring a union vote every two years. "These members want to belong to a union. They want to be represented by a union. They just want to know where their money's at," said bill sponsor Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, a Republican. The two bills went down Wednesday on a party-line vote, after dozens of union members came out against the legislation....
  • Paul Ryan Says He Cannot Support Donald Trump for Now

    05/05/2016 1:17:07 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Speaker Paul D. Ryan, the nation’s highest-ranking elected Republican, said Thursday he was “not ready” to endorse Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee. Mr. Ryan, who is also chairman of the Republican National Convention, has repeatedly said he would support his party’s nominee. But he has carved out some terrain to differentiate himself, by insisting that House Republicans write their own policy agenda this year and by giving speeches that at times criticized Mr. Trump’s views. Mr. Ryan said Republicans needed a “standard-bearer” who embodied the party’s standards. “I don’t want to underplay what he accomplished,” Mr. Ryan said...
  • From Nixon to Clinton

    05/05/2016 1:16:46 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    I’ve been saying for months that Donald Trump is the George McGovern of the GOP, the fractious leader who so alienated the elders of his party that they deserted him in droves, handing the election to his opponent. We’re already seeing the signs. Clinton has begun casting her candidacy in recent days as a cry to unify a divided country. After a series of victories last week, which all but ensured she will capture her party’s nomination, Clinton called on Democrats, independents and what she called “thoughtful Republicans” to back her bid.
  • How Not to Make a Campaign Ad

    05/05/2016 1:15:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 29 replies
    Dilbert ^ | 5/5/2016 | Scott Adams
    The Clinton campaign came out with a new attack ad against Trump that features a number of Republicans trash-talking him. Let’s evaluate it for persuasiveness... On an emotional level, I experienced a wave of pity for Clinton while watching the ad. I mean that literally. Her advisers seem blind to the tools of persuasion. Other people who were blind to Trump’s powers of persuasion include Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Carly Fiorina. None of them will be your next president.
  • Insurers planning big Obamacare price hikes next year

    05/05/2016 1:05:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 5, 2016 | By/ Aimee Picchi
    It's still early days for the Affordable Care Act. But it may be dismaying to some consumers to learn that it appears 2017 may bring another year of big rate hikes. The first two states to release insurers' premium proposals for next year suggest that individual insurance premiums could rise by as much as one-third. In Oregon, the steepest requested rate hike is 32.3 percent. In Virginia, five of the biggest insurers are asking for increases of 9.4 percent to 37.1 percent for individual policies. The proposed rate hikes follow an average increase of 8 percent for 2016, and are...
  • Jury convicts Ron Paul aides of campaign finance violations

    05/05/2016 12:56:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 3:38 PM EDT | David Pitt
    Three campaign advisers to 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul were convicted Thursday in a federal case alleging they conspired to cover up the campaign’s payments to a former Iowa state senator who had agreed to endorse their boss. Prosecutors said it is illegal to cause a campaign to file inaccurate spending documents. They’ve pursued charges since July 2015 when a grand jury first indicted the men. Paul’s campaign chairman Jesse Benton, campaign manager John Tate and deputy manager Dimitri Kesari argued they broke no laws when they paid a video production company, which passed on $73,000 to former Sen. Kent...
  • Congress Subpoenas StemExpress, Which Buys Intact Aborted Babies From Planned Parenthood

    05/05/2016 12:47:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The bio-tech firm that purchases aborted baby parts and fully intact aborted babies from the Planned Parenthood abortion business is stonewalling Congress in its attempt to research and investigate the sales. It is failing to provide financial records so the panel can determine if federal law has been broken which prohibits profiting from the sale of aborted baby parts. To gain access to the records, the Select Investigative Panel has issued subpoenas to two financial entities — Scinto Group, LLP and Five Star Bancorp — in an effort to obtain StemExpress accounting and banking records, which the fetal tissue procurement...
  • For Guccifer, Hacking Was Easy. Prison Is Hard. (2014 Guccifer Article)

    05/05/2016 12:46:10 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 10, 2014 | ANDREW HIGGINS
    ARAD, Romania — He reveled in tormenting members of the Bush family, Colin L. Powell and a host of other prominent Americans, and also in outfoxing the F.B.I. and the Secret Service, foiling their efforts to discover even his nationality, never mind his identity. Early this year, however, the elusive online outlaw known as Guccifer lost his cocky composure and began to panic. He smashed his hard drive and cellphone with an ax. That spasm of precautionary destruction, at his home in Romania’s Transylvania region, did not help him much — especially as he left pieces of what would later...
  • Oklahoma Defunds Planned Parenthood, Medicaid Agency Cancels Its Contracts

    05/05/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The state of Oklahoma is taking steps to divorce itself from the Planned Paethood abortion business after the company was caught selling the body parts of aborted babies. A Medicaid agency is canceling the contracts it has with the abortion company. Last year, Oklahoma pro-life Gov. Mary Fallin called for defunding Planned Parenthood after a state review discovered that the abortion giant’s state affiliates may be overbilling Medicaid. Fallin that the Oklahoma Health Care Authority end its contracts with the abortion business’s affiliates that operate in the state. Her call came after a state review of Planned Parenthood found a...
  • Russell Moore: Saying America Is a Christian Nation Is Contrary to the Gospel

    05/05/2016 12:41:01 PM PDT · by fwdude · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Michael Gryboski
    Russell Moore says the belief that the United States is a Christian nation in the respect of being a divinely ordained country is "theological liberalism." In a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday, the head of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention tackled the question of whether or not the U.S. is a Christian nation. "If what you mean by that is a nation in which most of the people profess to be Christians, then certainly the United States of America was and is a Christian nation," said Moore.
  • Mike Huckabee: The Voters Have Spoken

    05/05/2016 12:37:56 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 53 replies
    Huckabee: "Donald Trump broke the code, owned the media, and inspired the masses. I will be all in to help him defeat Hillary Clinton and I call upon all fellow Republicans to unite in defeating Hillary and abandoning and repudiating the hapless “Never Trump” nonsense. The dirty little secret is that the Never Trump movement was more about providing high dollar work for the political consultants than stopping the disaster of an Obama third term which is the result of electing Hillary Clinton."