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  • Sen. Cornyn leading way on prison reform (Cornyn's 'Empty The Prisons' Bill

    02/11/2016 7:15:39 AM PST · by jimbo123
    Fox San Antonio ^ | 1/22/16 | Fox San Antonio
    A bipartisan group of senators, including Texas Senator John Cornyn, is leading the charge to fix the problems that lead to jail and prison overcrowding. Senator Cornyn spoke exclusively to Fox San Antonio's Esteban Solis to share why he's committed to getting this bill passed. -snip- The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and Sen. Cornyn says President Obama supports it.
  • Senator John Cornyn Aims to Sway Fellow Republicans on Criminal Justice (Empty The Prisons Bill)

    02/11/2016 7:11:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/29/16 | CARL HULSE
    Senator John Cornyn, a former Texas judge and attorney general, is a devoted believer in the criminal justice overhaul awaiting its moment in the Senate. Now, he just has to convert doubting Republican colleagues. Mr. Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican and a main author of the criminal justice legislation, which would cut some sentences and ease re-entry after prison, is working to address fears from fellow Republicans that passage of the bill could set loose some dangerous offenders and diminish the party's law-and-order image.
  • Dana Loesch: If Carson Doesn't Drop Out, It Means He's in It for Himself

    02/11/2016 7:11:16 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-10-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    TheBlaze TV and radio host Dana Loesch took to Twitter yesterday to call on Governor Chris Christie, Dr. Ben Carson and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina to do the country a favor by dropping out: "If Christie, Fiorina, and Carson don’t exit after tonight I have to question whether they are in it for the country or themselves." Earlier today, Christie took her advice. A few hours later, Fiorina did the same thing. Sadly, however, Ben Carson has done the exact opposite. Instead of suspending his campaign, the famed neurosurgeon left for South Carolina yesterday evening. Unbelievably enough, he did...
  • Trump Tells French Magazine, “I Always Have A Gun On Me”

    02/11/2016 7:07:41 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 11 replies
    hotair.com ^ | February 11
    This is a story which has cropped up in the past, but it's making the rounds again this month. Donald Trump gave an interview to the French magazine Valleurs Actuelles this month where he weighed in on how their nation has seen better days. Both the country and its capital were criticized for sagging a bit in the modern era. Saying, "France isn't what it was" during his comments, Trump noted that the country might be in better shape if the citizens had the right to keep and bear arms. For evidence, the man who the Weekly Standard just described...
  • Carson: I think I can win South Carolina

    02/11/2016 6:58:09 AM PST · by TBBT · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/10/16 | The Lead
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson tells Jake Tapper he is "not getting any pressure" to suspend his campaign despite dismal results in N.H. and is confident to win South Carolina.
  • Californians Are Voting With Their Feet

    02/11/2016 6:57:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    RCM ^ | 02/11/2016 | Carson Bruno
    California has something of a migration problem. Yes, the state's population growth rate has been hovering just under 1% for a few years with natural increases and international net migration staying just strong enough for the state to continue growing, but California's consistent net domestic out-migration should be concerning to Sacramento as it develops state policy. As the adage goes, people vote with their feet and one thing is clear, more people are choosing to leave California than come. First, a note about population growth. A state's population grows (or shrinks) based on two major components: one, natural increase -...
  • Notes After New Hampshire ... Mark Steyn

    02/11/2016 6:56:00 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Mark Steyn
    ...~Long, long ago - August 12th last year, in fact - I wrote: The integrity of a nation's borders and the privilege of its citizenship is certainly a "truly conservative" principle. More practically for this election, it may be the one on which all the others depend... And, as Ann Coulter says to the other candidates, if you don't like Trump, steal his issue. According to exit polls, in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, two out of three GOP voters favor Trump's proposed temporary ban on all Muslim immigration - despite the universal reaction from the massed ranks of the...
  • Warning: The dirty tricks are about to start

    02/11/2016 6:53:17 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/2016 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    The state has earned its reputation the hard way: It's where the late GOP operative Lee Atwater was born, the man who made negative campaigning into an art form in the 1988 race, starting with his home state. While Iowa and New Hampshire tend to get a year's worth of up close and personal attention from the presidential field, South Carolinians usually experience the race in a quick burst of attention once the national spotlight shifts their way, forcing the campaigns into the quickest, often nastiest tactics they can think of to shape the race. And with a larger and...
  • Extortion: Obama Race Nazis Shake Down Toyota For $22 Million

    02/11/2016 6:52:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/11/2016
    As Obama's consumer watchdog agency kneecaps yet another car lender for payola for Democrat constituents, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders pledge to double down on the monstrous abuses carried about by the agency. The five-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, now the single most powerful and least accountable federal agency in Washington, just put a $22 million hit on Toyota Motor Credit over more trumped-up racism charges. All told, the out-of-control agency has extracted more than $220 million from the auto finance industry, including major players Ally Bank, Honda and Fifth Third Bank. Several other lenders are under anti-bias investigation. The...
  • Christie Supporters Could Flock to Rubio (Misleading Headline Alert)

    02/11/2016 6:52:36 AM PST · by usafa92 · 10 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 2/10/2016 | Morning Consult
    After a disappointing finish in the New Hampshire primary, Chris Christie is expected to drop out of the race, according to CNN. Morning Consult polling shows Christie's backers could head to the candidate the New Jersey Republican took down in Saturday's debate: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. In four separate national polls conducted in January, Rubio was the top second-choice pick among Christie supporters with 17 percent. Donald Trump was a close second, getting 15 percent of Christie supporters, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 14 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 13 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich,...
  • Cruz disciples take aim at Obama's immigration orders

    02/11/2016 6:52:33 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2016
    A pair of Texas litigators are following Cruz's lead as they gird for a Supreme Court battle this April. On the campaign trail, Ted Cruz has vowed to rescind President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration - but it's two of his former aides who could actually kill it. Scott Keller and Chip Roy - who served in top roles in Cruz's Senate office - are now litigators on behalf of Texas, leading the lawsuit against Obama's unilateral actions, which are at the cornerstone of the president's immigration legacy. The duo's positions also underscore Cruz's enduring influence and reach...
  • FBI Unable To Crack San Bernardino Killers' Cell Phone

    02/11/2016 6:51:08 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb 9, 2016 | Staff
    FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday one of the phones used by the killers in the San Bernardino, California, attacks remains inaccessible to investigators more than two months after 14 people were fatally shot. Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey cited the case as an example of how encryption is affecting counterterrorism efforts. But he said the dilemma of bad guys "going dark" is mostly affecting state and local law enforcement officials who are trying to solve murder, drug and car accident cases. Companies are increasingly making devices such as cellphones with encryption that allows only the people communicating...
  • The Real Jobless Rate Is 42 Percent? Donald Trump Has a Point, Sort Of

    02/11/2016 6:49:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/11/2016 | Neil Irwin
    Donald Trump seems quite certain that the real unemployment rate is higher than the 4.9 percent that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported it to be. A lot higher. "Don't believe these phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5 percent unemployment," Mr. Trump said in his victory speech after the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night. "The number's probably 28, 29, as high as 35. In fact, I even heard recently 42 percent." Mr. Trump might be bombastic, but he's not entirely wrong. And the ways in which he is wrong are actually useful for anyone who wants to...
  • Just When Jeb Bush Couldn't Get Any More Humiliated, This Happens [VIDEO]

    02/11/2016 6:44:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/10/16 | Casey Harper
    A Jeb Bush campaign speech breached a new dimension of awkwardness this week. The former Florida governor was speaking at a Rotary Club in New Hampshire Monday when a Rotary official interrupted the presidential candidate and sent him back to his seat. A C-SPAN video of the speech shows the man interrupting Bush's speech and ushering him off the stage. "They're kicking me off the stage!" Bush says, waving his arms, apparently flabbergasted by what is happening.
  • What do you do when the government loses its legitimacy?

    02/11/2016 6:43:36 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    Last month, Americans were treated to the spectacle of our own government executing an American citizen without due process on the side of a public highway in Oregon. There is really no other accurate description to describe the extra-judicial murder of Lavoy Finnicum by agents of the Oregon Highway Patrol, at the behest of the FBI. To begin with, we should understand that pretty much everything the average person heard from the mainstream media about the Malheur refuge "occupation" is wrong. The media loved to describe the events in Oregon as an "armed takeover of a federal building." That way,...
  • Federal program that issues smartphones to new immigrants raises questions

    02/11/2016 6:43:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 11, 2016 | by Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    A federal government contractor is issuing smartphones to immigrant families released from two massive Texas detention centers as a way to ensure that they are able to contact case managers and reach their U.S. destinations. Officials described the phones as part of a less-restrictive alternative to detention programs designed to make sure that low-risk immigrant families with pending cases show up for court. The phones, they said, are not used to track or monitor immigrants but rather as a safety net. Yaneth Guevara Leyva, who has a pending asylum case, said she received a Galaxy 4 smartphone complete with voice...
  • Jeb! is 63! A gallery of expressive photos on his birthday

    02/11/2016 6:39:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/16 | Politico Staff
    It hasn't been an easy month for Jeb Bush. He placed sixth in the Iowa caucuses and fourth in New Hampshire, and then there was that awkward "please clap" moment at a campaign event. But there's still plenty for Bush to celebrate: Thursday marks his 63rd birthday. On his big day, POLITICO looks back at some of his more expressive moments in politics.
  • Bush confronted about poll numbers, debate performances

    02/11/2016 6:30:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/10/16 | AUSTIN WRIGHT
    Jeb Bush landed in South Carolina facing his last, best shot at convincing Republican voters to support him - and is offering up something that has escaped him all cycle: a little authenticity. "I know that I'm not perfect," he said Wednesday night, referring to his low poll numbers and stilted debate performances. "I have enough self-awareness to know that I can improve, and I am improving." His self-assessment came at the end of a rowdy town hall meeting here where he answered questions for nearly an hour. One attendee cut straight to the heart of Bush's problems as a...
  • Carl Bernstein: Sanders "Character And Principle" Is "Clobbering" Hillary

    02/11/2016 6:23:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” Watergate-famed journalist Carl Bernstein said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is losing to her opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) because of character, to which he described has led to him as “clobbering her.”
  • Actors playing Minnie Mouse, Olaf from Frozen and the Cookie Monster arrested in Times Square [tr]

    02/11/2016 6:21:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 11, 2016 | John Hutchinson
    The actors playing Minnie Mouse, Olaf from Frozen and the Cookie Monster were arrested by police in New York for hassling tourists for money. The rather surreal scene played out in Times Square, after the costumed characters had posed for a photo with one tourist. As he moved away from the colourful characters, they began to follow him and demanded that he hand over money for the photo.
  • Global Markets Are Selling Off

    02/11/2016 6:17:20 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    BI ^ | 2-11-2016 | Akin Oyedele
    Akin OyedeleFeburary 11, 2016Here we go again. Major global stock markets were sharply lower on Thursday, with US futures also deep in the red ahead of the market open. Near 8:56 a.m. ET, Dow futures were down about 250 points (1.6%), S&P 500 futures were down 29 points (1.6%), and Nasdaq futures were down 60 points (1.5%). Investors were piling into gold for safety, with futures up 3%, or a whopping $36.30 an ounce to as high as $1,231.50, the strongest in a year. US Treasurys — another safe-haven asset — were also getting a huge bid, pushing the yield...
  • China Close To Creating ‘Artificial Sun’ That Could End Reliance On Fossil Fuels

    02/11/2016 6:17:01 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Chinese scientists have managed to create a hydrogen gas that is three times hotter than the sun. The artificial solar energy could eventually be used as an inexhaustible source of power, ending reliance on fossil fuels and solving the world energy crisis. Chinese boffins created the gas in a huge magnetic fusion reactor at the Institute of Physical Science in Hefei. Invented by Soviet scientists in the 1950s, the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) features a massive metallic doughtnut-shaped chamber twisted into a figure of eight. Researchers were able to use the reactor to produce temperatures of 50 million Kelvins...
  • North Korea Orders South Out of Kaesong Border Factory, Seizes Assets

    02/11/2016 6:11:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | Februay 11, 2016 | Stella Kim and Alastair Jamieson
    North Korea ordered all South Koreans out of the jointly-run Kaesong factory zone Thursday in a rapidly-escalating spat between the countries. Pyongyang said it was seizing South Korean assets and turning the industrial facility into a military zone, according to officials in Seoul.
  • Prof Bans Students From Saying ‘Husband’ Or ‘Wife’ as Not ‘Inclusive’

    02/11/2016 5:55:58 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/2016 | Peter Hasson
    In just the latest instance of taxpayer-funded censorship, students in one University of Florida course have been banned from using words such as "husband," "wife," "mom," or dad" in the classroom and risk losing points off their grade if they don't comply. In the syllabus for her "Creativity In Context" class -- a required course for any student pursuing a minor in Innovation -- UF professor Jennifer Lee informs students of her four paragraph long classroom "communications policy" that she says will enforce "ethical conduct" in the classroom. "The following policies and guidelines will be followed in this course,"...
  • 1 Year Ago: 21 Orange-Jumpsuited Egyptian Copts Kneeling on a Libyan Beach: Who Was In Control?

    02/11/2016 5:46:59 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 2/11/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Those who can watch the video saw the 21 orange jumpsuited men mouthing ONE WORD: "Isa" Muslims also say Isa. They say that "Isa" will return at the end of the world to break all the crosses and kill all the pigs. Pigs HE created. Isa appears to many innocent Muslims; an estimated 6 million convert to Isa each year despite the threat of death. To some of them, Isa doesn't say His Own NAME, but they still know Who He IS.A detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came [to the garden of Gesthemane] with...
  • San Diego Manual: “Founding Fathers” is Sexist Phrase -

    02/11/2016 5:36:01 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 2/10/2016 | Staff
    You sometimes hear people who are neither liberal nor conservative express befuddlement about political correctness. With no particular horse in the race, these passive Americans shrug whenever the latest controversy about a word or phrase comes up. So what, they might say. Yeah, they’re being too sensitive, but is it really a big deal to start saying [New Liberal Nonsense Phrase] instead of [Old Meaningful Phrase]? Aren’t you guys being just as touchy by opposing it so strenuously? And this, of course, is how the insanity spreads. Everyone knows that cringeworthy feeling when someone older refers to a “Negro.” By...
  • Iran, Russia Likely to Sign Su-30 Warplane Deal Next Week: Source

    02/11/2016 5:27:43 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Tasnim News Agency, Iran ^ | February, 11, 2016
    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan will probably sign a contract in his forthcoming trip to Moscow on Tehran’s purchase of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets, a Russian source announced Thursday. Sputnik quoted a source in Iran’s Defense Ministry as saying on Thursday that General Dehqan will go to Moscow on February 16 to discuss Russia’s delivery of S-300 air defense missile system to Iran as well as purchase of Su-30 Flanker multirole jet fighters. “Minister Dehqan is taking a number of the Defense Ministry’s representatives to the Russian capital to meet with their Russian colleagues...
  • Welcome to the American Spring (vanity)

    02/11/2016 4:59:04 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    Vanity
    New media created revolutions in the Middle East. Now both political parties in the U. S. are being rocked by uprisings. Cruz/Trunp from the right. Sanders from the left. The elites once controlled the narrative by controlling the news. The internet created a true democracy of ideas and information. Old media (magazines newspapers and networks) fight to stay relevant. They can't control a public wise to them. Let the American Spring continue. Better fought at the ballot box than on the streets.
  • Will they Cruzify Ted?

    02/11/2016 4:42:57 AM PST · by TBBT · 128 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 2/11/16 | David Flint
    The progressive elites will try to do to Cruz what they did to Abbott The American mainstream media, the Republican Party establishment and the Democratic Party are determined that Ted Cruz not be sworn in as the 45th president. Anyone with that opposition must be formidable. That he is. Campaigning against Federal ethanol subsidies in Iowa, a major corn producing state, and against all poll predictions, Cruz defeated the media's favourite, Donald Trump, receiving more votes than any Republican candidate ever had. Cruz is the candidate most motivated by his attachment to traditional American principles. For his opponents, these are...
  • World stocks shudder as economy jitters take center stage

    02/11/2016 4:40:05 AM PST · by John W · 26 replies
    AP via newsobserver.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | YOUKYUNG LEE
    SEOUL, South Korea-Stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by a sharp drop in Hong Kong as it caught up with global market turmoil after Lunar New Year holidays. An escalation in tensions between North and South Korea added to a litany of woes for markets that were already flustered by signs of slowing global growth and the slide in oil prices. ANALYST'S TAKE: "What started in January as mainly China based worries has clearly broadened back out to concerns about global growth," said Shane Oliver, chief economist at AMP Capital in Sydney. He said five fault lines are driving concerns about...
  • GOP asks: Can Trump and Cruz be stopped? [This time the shoe is on the other foot]

    02/11/2016 4:27:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Neil Stanage
    The Republican establishment is grappling with an uncomfortable reality: No single candidate is about to be crowned as its standard-bearer after New Hampshire's primary. And that means Donald Trump and Ted Cruz could be sprinting toward the presidential nomination before a third rival gets out of the starting blocks. "The only way for Donald Trump or Ted Cruz to be stopped is for the establishment to finally rally around one candidate - and it doesn't look like that is going to happen anytime soon," said Ron Bonjean, a Republican strategist and a former aide to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill....
  • Scarborough: Rubio's 'Dirty--Um--Dark Money' Drove Christie Down

    02/11/2016 4:26:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough forcefully sought to refute the notion that Chris Christie's takedown of Marco Rubio in the last GOP debate was an unprovoked attack. Scarborough painted a very different picture, one in which by dint of his town hall work, Christie had been steadily climbing in the New Hampshire polls--until Rubio unleashed a wave of negative advertising on Christie that drove his numbers back down. It was only then that Christie counter-attacked, suggested Joe. Scarborough said pundits were either "ignorant" or "lying" to their readers if they portrayed Christie as "mean" for having exposed Rubio as...
  • Here’s What Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Want You To Know About College Costs

    02/11/2016 4:20:33 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 45 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/10/2016 | John Merline
    Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democratic leadership are constantly complaining that college education costs too much. What they never bother to explain, however, is why. Two economists set out to do so, and Bernie and company will not like what they found.
  • Former IDF-General: Israel’s Next Northern War Will Be With Lebanon, Not Just Hezbollah

    02/11/2016 3:53:47 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 26 Jan 2016 | Staff
    “The next war in the North will have to be against Lebanon because Hezbollah is a part of the Lebanese system,” Maj. Gen. (res.) Giora Eiland told Walla News on Wednesday. Eiland, former head of the IDF Planning Directorate and National Security Council, was responding to IDF assessments earlier this week which said that although the chances for armed conflict with Hezbollah at the moment are very low, if a confrontation were to occur, ...
  • Trump Thumps Merkel On Migrant Madness: ‘It’s The End Of Europe’

    02/11/2016 3:06:16 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    REUTERS – U.S. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was wrong to let in thousands of migrants into Germany and that the refugee crisis could trigger revolutions and even the end of Europe. “I think Angela Merkel made a tragic mistake with the migrants,” Trump told French conservative weekly Valeurs Actuelles, which said it was the billionaire’s first in-depth campaign interview with European media. “If you don’t treat the situation competently and firmly, yes, it’s the end of Europe. You could face real revolutions,” Trump was quoted as saying, according to the French translation. The 69-year-old...
  • Cruz: "The Only Person In This Field Who Can Beat Donald Trump Is Me"

    02/11/2016 3:04:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 86 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) believes that he is the only candidate capable of beating rival Donald Trump.
  • You Don't Know What Obama Said At The Mosque

    02/11/2016 2:57:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Denis Prager
    If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media’s summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - February 11, 2016

    02/11/2016 2:57:15 AM PST · by sneakers · 10 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up for a monthly fee. Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the auto-renew option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • After Sanders' Big Win in New Hampshire, Establishment Figures Want to Scare You with Superdelegates

    02/11/2016 2:56:43 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    Bernie Sanders’ win in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night came with some pretty impressive footnotes: 1. His margin of victory was the highest for a non-incumbent candidate in any state since JFK. 2. He won almost every demographic group—male, female, young, old, moderate, liberal, college educated, high school-educated—with the exception of voters making more than $200,000 per year. 3. He became the first Jewish candidate to win a state primary in U.S. history. 4. He became the first non-Christian candidate to win a state primary in U.S. history. Sanders isn’t one to emphasize his religious affiliation—his political beliefs make...
  • Anthony Newby question to Senator Sanders on targeted investment (Bern Promises a trillion dollars!)

    02/11/2016 2:48:26 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    (Comment: Free money! Bernie calls out the fake Obama jobs numbers and says unemployment is 10%+. Free college. Free healthcare. A trillion dollars for black folks. Apparently the 20 trillion existing debt isn't enough. Sanders seeks to double it in 5 years.)
  • Trump’s Ad Says Cruz Can’t Be Trusted

    02/11/2016 2:44:02 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 49 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | February 10
    The advertisement opens with Mr. Trump giving a thumbs-up, "approving this message," but becomes very critical very fast. A raspy voice alleges Mr. Cruz "talks from both sides of his mouth on amnesty" for undocumented immigrants, as a photograph of Mr. Cruz zooms to the foreground and an interview with Fox News plays in the background. "Cruz Challenged on Immigration Flip-Flop," the ad proclaims in white text, citing Fox News. The ad cuts to a photograph of Mr. Cruz, glistening and smirking, his gaze cast longingly on an image of the Wall Street sign, as the narrator accuses him of...
  • Trump, Cruz Pound Each Other in South Carolina Attack Ads

    02/11/2016 2:42:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 11, 2016
    ".....The Cruz campaign released the following yesterday: Playing Trump
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show February 11, 2015.

    02/11/2016 2:18:22 AM PST · by GregB · 3 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • Why Gold Has Been on a Tear in 2016 [UP 15% SINCE JAN. 1]

    02/11/2016 2:18:03 AM PST · by expat_panama · 29 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 9, 2016 | Aaron Task
    The stock market is having a horrible time so far in 2016, with the S&P 500 down more than 9%. Gold, on the other hand, is up nearly 10% year-to-date and hit a four-month high of just under $1200 per ounce on Monday before dipping 0.7% Tuesday to $1189.30. It's a bit of a cliche to say that people turn to gold in times of uncertainty: Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't. Gold did phenomenally well from 2000-2011 but really suffered after hitting nearly $2000 per ounce in 2011. From 2011 to 2015, the yellow metal pretty much fell in...
  • WaPo: The utter ugliness of Donald Trump’s campaign should scare us all

    02/11/2016 1:51:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 10, 2016
    THE STUNNINGLY handy wins by two anti-establishment candidates in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday are prompting conversation about similarities between New York businessman Donald Trump, the Republican victor, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the socialist victor on the Democratic side. The similarities are important - but the differences are more so. Both have positioned themselves as outsiders appealing to voters who believe the system, and the leaders of the two major parties, have failed them. The grievances they speak to are real: a sense that the economy has left too many people behind, that globalization and technological change are helping...
  • Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback

    02/11/2016 1:35:23 AM PST · by dennisw · 25 replies
    /townhall.com ^ | Feb 11, 2016 | AP News
    The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention. That's according to Rubio's campaign manager, Terry Sullivan, who told The Associated Press that this week's disappointing performance in New Hampshire will extend the Republican nomination fight for another three months, if not longer. It's a worst-case scenario for Rubio and many Republican officials alike "We very easily could be looking at May -- or the convention," Sullivan said aboard Rubio's jet from New Hampshire to South Carolina Wednesday. "I would...
  • Jeb(!) Bush Rooted For The Broncos Because Peyton Manning ‘Wrote Me A Check’

    02/11/2016 1:29:27 AM PST · by drewh · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6:03 PM 02/10/2016 | steve guest
    Jeb Bush admits that the reason he supported the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 was because Peyton Manning donated to his presidential campaign. Wednesday during a town hall event in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Bush claimed, “And Peyton Manning in the NFL I guess is adult in the room, right? So I kind of like that position these days, I never thought I would be the adult in the room.” “Now we just saw the Super Bowl, I know that you all probably, maybe had some leanings to Carolina,” Bush said. “I was for Denver...
  • N. Korea to expel S. Koreans from joint industrial park

    02/11/2016 12:36:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/11
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    02/10/2016 10:41:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 2/10/2016, 8:13 AM | Ari Yashar
    Pentagon documents released on Tuesday indicate that the 2017 budget requests of the US Defense Department include a total of $145.8 million for Israeli missile defense programs, a sharp drop in financial support amid a standoff over American military aid. The aid, meant for Israel's missile interceptor programs including the short-range Iron Dome, medium-range David's Sling and Arrow ballistic missile interceptor, includes far lower figures than those recorded the year before in 2016, reports Reuters. A total of $103.8 million for Israeli cooperative programs was listed in the 2017 budget request, in a serious cut from $267.7 million in 2016....