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  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. [FReepathon thread XXXVIII]

    02/07/2016 9:27:04 AM PST · by Jim Robinson
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of God, family, country, liberty!! But we cannot exist...
  • Trump: Bush family used eminent domain to build a baseball park

    02/07/2016 9:24:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/7/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family - I found this five minutes ago - they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." When host George Stephanopoulos said that was Jeb's...
  • Ted Cruz New Hampshire Debate Highlights

    02/07/2016 9:19:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 6, 2016
    Ted Cruz New Hampshire Debate Highlights...
  • The Road to Utopia: The "Greenest" Nation on Earth Is a Nightmare

    02/07/2016 9:19:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | James Wanliss
    The North Koreans appear to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb in January 2016 and promise more excitement to come. Immediately after the bang the government news agency bragged that the nation was now "capable of wiping out the whole territory of the U.S. all at once."This only slightly distracted mainstream politicos in other nations. North Korea might have gotten a bigger, badder reaction had it elected instead to drive steamrollers over groups of homosexuals or Muslims or women. At least Bernie Sanders, though closer in kinship to the North Korean brand of monarchical socialism than to, say, Ronald Reagan, noticed the bomb. World leaders only pause long...
  • Donald Trump Fires Back At Jeb Bush On His Family's Own History With Eminent Domain (TX Rangers)

    02/07/2016 9:17:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    IBT ^ | 2/7/16 | ANDREW PEREZ
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump Sunday fired back at Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush on the subject of eminent domain, pointing out the Bush family once benefited financially from the government's power to seize private property for public development without owners' consent. -snip- "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said. "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means. And if you look into the Bush family - I found this out 5 minutes ago. They used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas where they owned, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." Before he was elected governor...
  • Marco Rubio Responds to Repetition Criticism by Repeating Himself 3 More Times

    02/07/2016 9:15:36 AM PST · by TBBT · 4 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/7/16 | Tommy Christopher
    The single-most buzzed-about moment from Saturday night's Republican presidential debate was Marco Rubio's repetition of a line about Barack Obama that he continued using even after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie busted him on it. On Sunday morning, Rubio returned to the scene of the crime, ABC News, and This Week host George Stephanopoulos led off the interview by asking Rubio "What went wrong" to make Rubio go back to that rehearsed phrase so many times. Rubio took an interesting tack with Stephanopoulos, defending his repetition of the talking point by repeating it three more times:
  • Austria's finance minister asks EU to cover costs of additional migrants

    02/07/2016 9:11:52 AM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 January 2016 | Marko Djurica
    Austria's Finance Minister Hans-Joerg Schelling has asked the European Commission to provide 600 million euros ($670 million) to cover the costs of taking in additional refugees, a ministry spokesman said on Saturday. Austria budgeted for 35,000 asylum seekers annually at a cost of 11,000 euros per person but took in some 90,000 people in 2015, the spokesman quoted the minister as saying in a letter to the head of the EU executive, Jean-Claude Juncker. "Concerning the migration crisis it is high time the Commission returned to its normal function as an independent institution representing the general Community interest and start...
  • No Drudge Poll? Worried Trump isn't going to poll well

    02/07/2016 9:08:52 AM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 20 replies
    2/7/16 | me
    No poll on Drudge, eh? Last debate Drudge had to change it from 'who won the debate' to 'who do you prefer as president' because his guy made a bad call and didn't attend (and then lost Iowa)? Seems he's having a hard time getting his head around running a poll for this debate. Why's that? Worried the numbers won't be there? Trump really needs to slay it in NH...maybe he will. NH is very liberal. Like most conservatives on FR, I can appreciate Trump breaking through the PC wall (figuratively and literally) and stating what needs to be said...
  • Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire [2016]

    02/07/2016 9:08:46 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    YouTube ^ | 6 February 2016 | ABC
    Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire pt.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy05YNltIbg Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire pt.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYbiREQh-bM Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire pt.3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnvEi6dlThE Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire pt.4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTowYUecZjA
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    02/07/2016 9:01:04 AM PST · by Faith · 3 replies
    February 7, 2016 | Faith
    If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost; in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus sake. 2 Corinthians 4: 3-5
  • Rebels deploy child soldiers to fight in northern Aleppo

    02/07/2016 8:57:57 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    Al-Masdar Al-'Arabi (The Arab Source) ^ | Feb 6, 2016 | Leith Fadel
    The Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, and Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki have begun to use child soldiers in their fight against the Syrian government forces inside the Aleppo Governorate after the latter launched a large-scale offensive to capture much of the province’s northern countryside. According to local sources, soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have reported a number of firefights in which children were being deployed by the Islamist rebels to help drive back the government forces. Some of the children were described as “pre-teen” and unable to properly...
  • Hillary's "Yeah But" Defense

    02/07/2016 8:57:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    Long ago when I was a youth I remember my father telling me that a person with real character admitted to his mistakes and took his lumps. The thought of lying about or denying something I was responsible for should never even cross my mind. It was just the way most kids were raised back then. If you screwed up and you were caught you stepped forward to admit the wrong-doing, even if it meant there would be some "lumps" involved. Trying to limit or deflect any punishment by comparing your actions to another's was something that just never worked....
  • Norwegian industry plans to up fossil fuel production despite Paris pledge

    02/07/2016 8:49:08 AM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 29 January 2016 | John Vidal
    Despite the Paris agreement to cut global emissions and oil prices falling to under $30 a barrel, Europe’s biggest oil and gas producer intends to expand production in some of the riskiest and most environmentally sensitive areas. ___ Norway wants other countries to leave their coal and oil in the ground to meet new global climate change targets, but its industry is planning to increase production of its own fossil fuels. “We know that if we burn all the coal, oil and gas available, the Paris agreement cannot be fulfilled. Significant parts of the total fossil resources must remain, untouched,”...
  • Italian autopsy on student slain in Egypt: neck blow fatal

    02/07/2016 8:40:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin
    newsadvance.com ^ | 02/07/2016 | ap
    An Italian minister says a second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence. Official results, still partial, are being relayed to Rome prosecutors who are investigating Giulio Regeni's death as a murder. Italian media, reporting on the autopsy completed Saturday night after the body arrived in Rome, say coroners have concluded that Regeni's neck was twisted or struck, breaking a vertebra and leaving him unable to breathe.
  • Chris Christie gets the better of Marco Rubio during debate

    02/07/2016 8:37:20 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/7/2016 | John Podhoretz
    ...Under relentless attack from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who likened him to Barack Obama in 2008 as an inexperienced lightweight in over his head, Rubio found himself defaulting to the exact same sound bite four times over - and I mean exact. He said he wanted to dispel the "fiction that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing. He knows exactly what he's doing." Christie pushed back. And Rubio said: "This notion that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing is just not true. He knows exactly what he's doing." "There it is," Christie said, "the memorized 25-second speech."...
  • The U.S. Could Switch to Mostly Renewable Energy, No Batteries Needed

    02/07/2016 8:37:18 AM PST · by Lorianne · 36 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 25 January 2016 | Sarah Zielinski
    The United States could lower carbon emissions from electricity generation by as much as 78 percent without having to develop any new technologies or use costly batteries, a new study suggests. There’s a catch, though. The country would have to build a new national transmission network so that states could share energy.“Our idea was if we had a national ‘interstate highway for electrons’ we could move the power around as it was needed, and we could put the wind and solar plants in the very best places,” says study co-author Alexander MacDonald. Several years ago, MacDonald was curious about claims...
  • Meet Ka Lani – Santa Rosa’s Guitar Hero

    02/07/2016 8:30:35 AM PST · by rey · 3 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 6 Feb 2016 | Amy Schaus
    “Just because you live on the street doesn’t mean you don’t have value.” – Ka Lani If you walk into the Coddingtown Starbucks, don’t be surprised to see a man with headphones quietly strumming an electric guitar and jotting down chords in a notebook. Meet Ka Lani, a homeless musician and Santa Rosa Junior College student. With 35 years’ experience playing the guitar, he earns money as a street musician while studying to become a substance abuse counselor. He wasn’t always homeless. In the 1980s he played guitar for The Crypts, a Marin punk rock band who opened for Black...
  • Johnny Cash: The Unsung Disciple

    02/07/2016 8:20:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Matt Barber
    On the 26th of this month, legendary singer/song-writer and iced-cool customer Johnny Cash would have celebrated his 85th birthday. Even as I write, his live version of "Folsom Prison Blues" click-clacks through my earbuds like a Southern Pacific boxcar over oily railroad ties. The memories abound. We were "The Treetops," a not-so-legendary middle school garage band from the sticks outside Norman, Oklahoma. I was the drummer, and "Folsom Prison," our very first song, sounded pretty dang tight, what, with the concrete acoustics in our two-car studio and all. My buddy Chad Usry (man, could that cat play guitar) did a...
  • The Classiest Debate Moment That No-One Noticed – Never Leave A Good Man Down

    02/07/2016 8:12:39 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 150 replies
    Few people will talk about this, and fewer will even want to acknowledge it, but what Donald Trump did before the debate even began shows the measure of a real man's worth. Trump and Carson At the beginning of the ABC debate, each of the candidates were being introduced in a specific order. The first name called to the stage was Chris Christie. The applause was loud and lingered through the time when Martha Raddatz called the second candidate Ben Carson. Dr. Carson did not hear his name called (easy to understand why when you listen to the video) and...
  • Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault

    02/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Daily News ^ | February 6, 2016 | Laura Bult
    FULL TITLE - Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault weapons in rejection of Maryland law A federal court said that assault weapons are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental right" in a decision that could force the Supreme Court to rule on whether the firearms are legal. On Thursday, a three-judge federal panel dealt a blow to anti-gun violence advocates when they rejected portions of a Maryland gun reform law. The legislation was passed following the Sandy Hook massacre which claimed the lives of 20 children and...
  • Seaside community remembers 'loved' fallen officer

    02/07/2016 8:07:39 AM PST · by Inspectorette · 3 replies
    kgw.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | Ashley Korslein
    SEASIDE, Ore. -- As news of Sgt. Jason Goodding’s death spread Saturday morning, the community of Seaside began sharing memories of the beloved veteran officer. “We know our police officers, we know them by name. When something like this happens, it really has an earthquake effect on us,” said City Councilor Jay Barber. Sgt. Jason Goodding was shot and killed while on duty in downtown Seaside. Alan Evans, a Seaside resident, recalled Goodding’s compassion for his community. “He was the epitome of community. We work with the homeless population very closely and he had this amazing relationship with everybody. He...
  • Carson says an apologetic Cruz asked for a meeting at debate (busTED)

    02/07/2016 7:57:55 AM PST · by patq · 179 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/7/16 | Robert Costa
    Ben Carson said late Saturday that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas approached him during an off-camera break at ABC’s Republican debate to apologize for his campaign’s conduct during the Iowa caucuses and requested a one-on-one meeting with him. “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.” In the interview, Carson said pointedly that if the meeting with Cruz is scheduled, that does not mean the the senator will be absolved. “The evidence is...
  • North Dakota governor orders cuts amid $1B budget shortfall

    02/07/2016 7:56:44 AM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Philly.com /AP ^ | 02 February 2016 | James MacPherson
    BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Monday ordered deep cuts to government agencies and a massive raid on state savings to make up for a more than $1 billion budget shortfall due to depressed crude prices and a drop in oil drilling. North Dakota had more than $2 billion in various reserve accounts just one year ago, but oil prices - a key contributor to the state's wealth - have taken a nosedive in the last year. The legislature's record-high $14.4 billion budget for the two years that began July 1 was built on oil prices and economic assumptions...
  • Active Shootings Are Just This Fast

    02/07/2016 7:54:30 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    bearingarms.com/ ^ | Bob Owens
    How do you think you'd respond in the event of a so-called "active shooter" situation? Most of us like to think that we'd be able to respond quickly, decisively, and dare I say, it, heroically. The reality of the matter, however, is that the vast majority of people who haven't been properly trained to react would be standing there when the bullets start flying, thinking "this can't be happening to me," as they start taking rounds.
  • 5 Reasons why the Baby Boomers are the worst generation ever.

    02/07/2016 7:54:04 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 77 replies
    Philly Mag ^ | 1/15/15 | Gene Marks
    "This is the real reason Washington can’t create a long-term deficit reduction plan. The boomers love their safety nets." Wow, so it looks like we have a budget deal in Washington. A debt ceiling and spending crisis has been averted. It’s good news. But let’s all calm down. It’s only temporary. The agreement does not address the long-term fiscal problems we have. Problems that were mostly created by none other than the “baby boomer” generation. Yeah, you know who you are. You’re tanned and healthy and living way past average life expectancy. You’ve got a defined benefit pension plan from...
  • $100 Trillion Up in Smoke

    02/07/2016 7:52:26 AM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Mauldin Economics ^ | 06 February 2016 | John Mauldin
    If energy powers the world, then whoever owns that energy must have power over the world. That’s certainly been the case for the last century or two. Ownership of our primary energy source, crude oil, is what made billionaires of John D. Rockefeller, H.L. Hunt, and assorted Middle Eastern kings, emirs, and sheikhs. Oil in the ground is wealth only on paper – you may own that oil, but it earns you nothing until you recover and sell it. Yet paper wealth is still wealth. It goes on your balance sheet as an asset that you can sell. You can...
  • Trump is Right: GOP Debate Audience is Packed Full of Republican Donors

    02/07/2016 7:51:46 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 68 replies
    informationliberation.com ^ | 2/6/16 | Chris Menahan
    If you ever wondered why the man leading overwhelmingly in the polls gets booed to hell at these republican debates and gets minimal applause and frequent consternation from the audiences, Trump has given us the answer: the audiences are packed full of top republican donors. Trump in a "drop the mic" type moment pointed this out after members of the audience booed him for supporting eminent domain, "That's all of his donors and special interests out there," Trump said, who noted Jeb and everyone else in the debate also supports eminent domain when it comes to the Keystone pipeline. "That's...
  • Washington University and United Way join forces on gun violence prevention

    02/07/2016 7:45:41 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    source.wustl.edu ^ | 2/5/2016 | Julie Hail Flory
    Washington University in St. Louis and the United Way of Greater St. Louis have formed a joint partnership that aims to provide support and resources to local initiatives that are uniting in their efforts to combat gun violence in the region.
  • Marco Rubio malfunctions at Republican debate

    02/07/2016 7:42:00 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    The Star ^ | 02/06/15 | Daniel Dale
    Chris Christie accused Marco Rubio of being an empty suit, a dilettante who repeats the same memorized speech over and over. Rubio's response: the same memorized speech. For a minute or so on Saturday night, the Republican golden boy seemed like a malfunctioning robot. Delivering the same confusing line four separate times -- Barack Obama, he said, "knows exactly what he's doing" -- Rubio proved the precise point Christie was trying to make. "There it is," Christie said, triumphant. "There it is, everybody." The Republican debate was held three days before the New Hampshire primary in which national front-runner Donald...
  • Austria threatens to extend border controls

    02/07/2016 7:38:10 AM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06 February 2016
    Austria will extend its border controls if Turkey does not take back refugees picked up at sea on their way to Greece, Chancellor Werner Faymann said in an interview with the daily Oesterreich, being published on Sunday. He had earlier said that migrants picked up at the Greek external EU border should be sent back directly to Turkey because this was the only measure that would make a radical enough impact. Austria is set to introduce a new border management system at Spielfeld, a key crossing point on its south-eastern border with Slovenia, which aims at speeding up applications and...
  • I Agree with What Rubio Said about Obama

    02/07/2016 7:35:41 AM PST · by poconopundit · 26 replies
    A Pictorial Satire, Free Republic ^ | 2/7/2016 | PoconoPundit
    Marco Rubio took a lot of heat for taking it to Obama last night. And I commend him for the courage to call Obama out for his sinister plot to destroy of America and turn it into Ann Coulter's "third world hellhole". However, there's also a high degree of incompetence in Obama's handling of foreign affairs. Below is an image and a satirical letter from Obama to his co-conspirators. A Satire: Obama's Secret Letter to his Co-Conspirators Now my co-conspirators, we are close to total victory now. The 19th century Barbary pirates of Tripoli had it all wrong....
  • Political notebook: Ted Cruz wins straw poll at county GOP precinct meetings

    02/07/2016 7:34:21 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | February 7, 2016 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    Straw poll: Ted Cruz finished first in a straw poll conducted at Tulsa County Republican Party precinct meetings last week. Cruz received 220 votes to Donald Trump’s 173 and Marco Rubio’s 103. Other candidates accounted for 105 votes...
  • Swiss real estate 'bubble risk' continues to rise

    02/07/2016 7:30:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 04 Feb 2016 20:02 GMT+01:00
    The risk of a real estate bubble occurring in several regions of Switzerland reached its highest level at the end of 2015 since the late 1980s, according to a report from UBS. The bank on Thursday said its Swiss Real Estate Bubble Index reached 1.41 points in the fourth quarter of last year, up from 1.34 in the third quarter and the highest rate in around 15 years. The Lake Geneva and Greater Zurich areas remain the most exposed regions in the country with the highest risk potential for a residential real estate bubble. Other exposed cities include Zug, Lucerne,...
  • So this is what 'full employment' looks like? [That's essentially what we have today]

    02/07/2016 7:29:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/07/2016 | Jeff Cox
    For more than seven years, Federal Reserve officials have touted their progress toward achieving "full employment," with the most recent target a 4.9 percent unemployment rate. With Friday's nonfarm payrolls report showing that the goal has been achieved, perhaps the Fed can raise the "Mission Accomplished" banner along with a welcome mat to the world of "full employment." The jobless rate last reached this level in February 2008, following a run from June 2005 to April 2008 during which unemployment never eclipsed 5 percent. Getting a "4-handle" on the number -- using Wall Street lingo -- was supposed to represent...
  • 65,000% Spike In Reported Radioactivity After Tritium Leaks At Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

    02/07/2016 7:25:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/06/15 | Tyler Durden
    Two years after being fined for falsifying safety records, nine months after a transformer exploded at the Indian Point Nuclear Reactor just 37 miles from midtown Manhattan, and two months after Entergy - the plant's operator - shut down the Unit 2 reactor after a major power outage cut power to several control rods (when the company assured that no radioactivity was released into the environment), this afternoon NY Governor Andrew Cuomo said he learned that "radioactive tritium-contaminated water" had leaked into the groundwater at the nuclear facility in Westchester County. Cuomo, in a letter Saturday to the state Health...
  • Robo-Rubio’s Gears Seize Up

    02/07/2016 7:25:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    American Conservative ^ | February 7, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    Here’s what you need to know about the New Hampshire debate: And here is Rubio backstage, taking stock of his performance:
  • Healthy Economic Growth Is Our Missing Ingredient

    02/07/2016 7:24:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    This year's Republican presidential race has generated an unusual number of unusually bad ideas -- Donald Trump on Muslims, Ted Cruz on carpet bombing, Marco Rubio on male footwear. It has also has produced one of the best: Jeb Bush's 4 percent plan. No, that wasn't his desired share of the vote in the Iowa caucus, where he got less than 3 percent. It's his goal for annual economic growth, which he argues would "restore the opportunity for every American to rise and achieve earned success." When Bush said last June, "There is not a reason in the world why...
  • Professor at Christian college who wore hijab in 'solidarity' with Muslims leaves school

    02/07/2016 7:23:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2016 | Rick Moran
    A political science professor from Wheaton College, a small Christian school outside of Chicago, who wore a hijab to proclaim her "solidarity" with Muslims, has "found a mutual place of resolution and reconciliation" with the school and the two will part ways. Larycia Hawkins also said that her gesture was an acknowledgment that Muslims and Christians worship the same god. After recommending that she be fired, the college's Provost withdrew his request and turned the matter over to the college president who reached the confidential agreement with Hawkins that has led to her leaving the school without being fired. CLTV:...
  • Navigating the tumultuous Mideast

    02/07/2016 7:23:41 AM PST · by zlando
    With the Mideast state structure is crumbling, Israel needs innovative strategic thinking about its diplomatic and defense policies. How should Israel maneuver between America and Russia, or position itself between the competing Arab blocs? How does Israel maintain freedom of action, build alliances, and improve its qualitative edge? There is a great deal of deliberation on these matters conducted behind closed doors in the national security establishment, to which the public is rarely exposed. It is only when key figures leave government service and begin to give fuller articulation of their views that a clear picture emerges. The recent...
  • The Worlds Biggest/Super Planes: Trump 757 - Documentary

    02/07/2016 7:21:16 AM PST · by GilGil · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/17/2016 | Laravel5
    Biggest Planes, Super Planes, Top 10 biggest planes #Aircraft #AirPlanes #Transporters Trump 757 "Watched a program called "Great Planes" on the Smithsonian Channel. It was about the Doanld's Boeing 757 they call the "T-Bird". The program does describe the plane but more importantly it shows you a great deal about the man who owns it. It shows his attention to detail, his drive and I think maybe most of all, the way his employees and those who do work for him respect him. I recommend it as a good way to get to know the 'other side' of The Donald'....
  • WMUR poll: Trump, Sanders continue to lead in NH

    02/07/2016 7:17:02 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 17 replies
    According to the latest WMUR-CNN New Hampshire Primary Poll, 45 percent of Republican primary voters and 61 percent of Democratic primary votes say they have firmly decided who they will vote for. In the poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center Feb. 3-6, Trump continues to top the Republican field, with the support of 33 percent of likely primary voters. He is followed by Marco Rubio at 16 percent, Ted Cruz at 14 percent, John Kasich at 11 percent, Jeb Bush at 7 percent, Carly Fiorina at 6 percent, Chris Christie at 4 percent, and Ben Carson...
  • CNN’s Embarrassing Butt Covering on Carsongate

    02/07/2016 7:08:52 AM PST · by TBBT · 51 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/7/16 | Leon H. Wolf
    Last night after the debate, CNN continued their embarrassing butt-covering campaign regarding the Carsongate fiasco. The essential issue in this story is that the people who are attacking Ted Cruz on this (including Ben Carson) are intentionally conflating a series of tweets that were sent by CNN reporter Chris Moody, and what was said on air by CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Dana Bash while the caucuses were ongoing. The people who are using Ben Carson, and CNN themselves, like to focus on the Chris Moody tweets, because it's true that right after Moody tweeted that Carson was going home...
  • Stand In For Rand?

    02/07/2016 6:57:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky, suspended his presidential campaign last week. Though he took fifth place in the Iowa caucuses, he garnered a mere four percent of the vote. "Ours has been a unique voice in this race," the senator rightly declared, "one that says Big Government threatens Americans from all walks of life, rich and poor, black and white -- from the coal miner who has lost his job over President Obama's destructive EPA regulations to the teenager from a poor family facing jail time for marijuana." Some of Rand's message resonates in the Republican Party; other...
  • Poll: Trump’s lead grows in NH days before primary

    02/07/2016 6:54:01 AM PST · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s lead widened in New Hampshire just days before the primary, according to the latest CNN/WMUR tracking poll. Thirty-three percent of likely Republican primary voters said they support Trump, giving the billionaire a 17-point lead over his closest GOP rival. Trump gained 5 points from a similar tracking poll last week. Trump now has more than double the support of Sen. Marco Rubio, who came in second with 16 percent support. Sen. Ted Cruz has 14 percent for third place. Gov. John Kasich follows with 11 percent, while no other GOP candidate broke single-digit support. The...
  • Mathis: Will Abbott's Constitutional convention plan succeed?

    02/07/2016 6:52:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    amarillo.com ^ | 2/6/16 | Mike Mathis
    While I agree with the Amarillo Globe-News editorial (Editorial: Abbott makes the right call, Jan. 11, amarillo.com), I would like to point out that Abbott's plan is not calling for a "constitutional convention." Abbott is calling for an Article V Convention of States (or COS). A constitutional convention would be a complete rewrite of our Constitution, which is not provided for in the original Constitution. The COS is a method which allows the states to amend the Constitution without the approval of Congress. See Abbott's news release and detailed paper "Restoring the Rule of Law" at gov.texas.gov. Get the details...
  • Religion and the 2012 New Hampshire Republican Primary

    02/07/2016 6:49:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 2 replies
    PewForum ^ | January 11, 2012
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    Harvard Law Review ^ | Mar 11, 2015 | Neal Katyal & Paul Clement
    We have both had the privilege of heading the Office of the Solicitor General during different administrations. We may have different ideas about the ideal candidate in the next presidential election, but we agree on one important principle: voters should be able to choose from all constitutionally eligible candidates, free from spurious arguments that a U.S. citizen at birth is somehow not constitutionally eligible to serve as President simply because he was delivered at a hospital abroad. The Constitution directly addresses the minimum qualifications necessary to serve as President. In addition to requiring thirty-five years of age and fourteen years...
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    02/07/2016 6:31:30 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/7/16 | Chris Cassidy
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    02/07/2016 6:29:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 110 replies
    Red State ^ | February 7, 2016 | Dan Spencer
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