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  • OPEC Will Not Blink First

    02/10/2016 2:56:09 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10/02/2016 | Oilprice
    An OPEC production cut is unlikely until U.S. production declines by about another million barrels per day (mmbpd). OPEC won’t cut because it would accomplish nothing beyond a short-term increase in price. Carefully placed comments by OPEC and Russian oil ministers about the possibility of production cuts achieve almost the same price increase as an actual cut. Bad News About The Oil Over-Supply from IEA and EIA The International Energy Agency (IEA) and U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shook the markets yesterday with news that the world’s over-supply of oil has gotten worse rather than better in recent months. IEA...
  • ‘Really Honorable’: Glenn Beck Shares Theory on Why Jeb Bush Is Still Running

    02/10/2016 2:52:55 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    It is no secret that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — the very early GOP presidential favorite — has struggled to catch any traction on the road to the White House. Glenn Beck, though, shared Monday a new “really honorable” theory about why Bush might still be in the running. According to Beck’s theory, Bush knows there is no path to the nomination but is convinced that someone has to stop his biggest rival and No. 1 critic, fellow Republican hopeful Donald Trump. “This would make Jeb one of the most honorable men you could ever imagine. He’s going through...
  • Jay Carney: Obama would 'prefer' Clinton over Sanders

    02/10/2016 2:50:57 PM PST · by Fasceto · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10th, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    President Obama is rooting for Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential race, according to former White House press secrteary Jay Carney. “I think the president has signaled while still remaining neutral that he supports Secretary Clinton’s candidacy and would prefer to see her as the nominee,” Carney said on CNN.
  • Chris Christie to suspend presidential campaign

    02/10/2016 8:36:39 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to issue a statement Wednesday afternoon suspending his presidential campaign, The Washington Times has learned. The announcement follows a disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, where Mr. Christie was hoping a strong showing would give him more breathing room in a race where the tough-talking governor competed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to emerge as the most viable alternative to businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...
  • Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to plead guilty in jail scandal, his attorney says

    02/10/2016 2:44:52 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Joel Rubin, Cindy Chang and Harriet Ryan
    Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will plead guilty in a downtown courtroom Wednesday to a single charge of making false statements, marking a dramatic turn in the ongoing federal investigation into corruption in the Sheriff's Department. In a plea agreement filed in federal court Wednesday morning, Baca admitted to lying twice about his involvement in hiding an inmate from FBI agents who were investigating brutality and corruption by sheriff's deputies in the county jails.
  • How Fears About Recession Could Become A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

    02/10/2016 2:39:04 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    BI ^ | 2-10-2016 | Bob Bryan
    Bob BryanFeburary 10,2016The "r-word" — recession — has creeped back into the economic conversation in the US. And though weakness in manufacturing persists and the stock market has been rocky, the argument against a recession in the US is simple: the US consumer is fine. But what if they aren't? According to Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James, there is a worry that a faltering stock market and a slower labor market could damage the psyche of consumers. And without consumer spending rolling — which accounts for around two-thirds of GDP — the economy faces the risk of contraction....
  • Athens Given Deadline as EU Looks to Send More Refugees Back to Greece

    02/10/2016 2:35:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/10 | Jennifer Rankin
    EU authorities want to reintroduce Greece to ‘Dublin system’, which lets governments send asylum seekers back to the first country they arrived inEuropean Union authorities have given Athens one month to improve conditions for asylum seekers in the hope of eventually sending more refugees back to Greece. The plan to overhaul Greece’s migration and asylum system is part of the EU’s effort to get to grips with the biggest refugee crisis since the second world war, amid apocalyptic warnings that the union is falling apart. The European commission issued Athens with a list of instructions on Wednesday to bring Greece...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 10,2016

    02/10/2016 2:18:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 10, 2016 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks 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 Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Rush: If Conservatism Is Your Only Priority, There Is No Choice Other Than Ted Cruz

    02/10/2016 2:17:21 PM PST · by TBBT · 244 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 2/10/16 | Rush Limbaugh
    If conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz, because you are exactly right: This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan. ***snip*** But for those of you that conservatism's the answer and conservatism is the way, you have no choice here. Ted Cruz has got to be your guy. There's nobody even close. Nobody.
  • Establishment Declares Jeb Bush Is Making a Comeback After He Spent $36 Million for 4th Place

    02/10/2016 2:14:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/10/16 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    Can you believe this? One longtime Rubio supporter who backs Bush faulted Rubio's campaign for the slip-up. He said they drove Rubio too hard and too long and he didn't have enough sleep. In the days before New Hampshire primary, Rubio struggled to find his footing coming off as subdued and tired during some of his final campaign stops. Rubio also repeated himself, again, this time about family values in his last campaign rally in Nashua, N.H., before the primary. "It was the pace. He couldn't keep up," the source said. "And then they doubled-down on it - tripled and...
  • Dear Mexico: You Just Might Wind Up Paying For That Border Wall After All! (western union $$)

    02/10/2016 1:59:12 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/10/160 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s an article this week over at The Last Refuge which might be worth a look if you’ve got an open mind on the subject. One of the less commented on aspects of international relations with Mexico is the volume of cash which Mexicans living in America (including illegal aliens) send home every year to their families. There’s nothing shocking about the idea at first glance. People send money home all the time. But just how much is it? This report straight out of Mexico may come as a bit of a shock. Remittances sent home by Mexicans working outside...
  • Carrier moving operations to Mexico

    02/10/2016 1:55:34 PM PST · by John W · 41 replies
    WISHTV.COM ^ | February 10, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An Indianapolis manufacturing facility is moving operations to Mexico, impacting 1,400 jobs. Carrier, currently located on West Morris Street, will be moving operations to Monterrey, Mexico beginning in 2017. The move is expected to be complete in 2019. A release by the company said there would be no immediate impact on jobs. The company says the proposal to move is subject to "discussions with local union representatives." "This decision is difficult and we recognize the impact on employees, their families and the community. We are committed to ensuring that our employees are treated respectfully and to working...
  • Ted Cruz Not Eligible To Be POTUS, According to Most Plausible Interpretation of Constitution

    02/10/2016 1:55:32 PM PST · by drewh · 126 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/10/16
    With Ted Cruz the victor of the first contest of the GOP nominating calendar, we can no longer avoid the question mischievously posed by Donald Trump: Is Cruz ineligible to be president? Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. The Constitution says that only a “natural born citizen” can be president. Is Cruz a natural born citizen? (You may recall that before he attacked Cruz on this front, Trump spent months flogging a ludicrous version of this critique against President Obama, who was actually born in the United States, unlike Cruz.) The words natural...
  • Y'all have a Texas accent? Siri (and the world) might be slowly killing it

    02/10/2016 1:48:23 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10 Feb 16 | Tom Dart
    'People speak to machines differently than how they speak to people,' says language technology expert Alan Black. It was a simple enough question, at least in this part of the world. "How can we mosey on down to the rodeo?" my friend Ben Crook drawled, sat in a rocking chair on his front porch, a can of Lone Star beer in his left hand on a humid night in Houston. Only one thing jarred with this otherwise stereotypical Texas scene: Crook was asking Siri, the voice-activated digital personal assistant on his iPhone, rather than, say, a passing sheriff on horseback...
  • Cruz Mocks...Fox: 'Looking Forward' to 'Wall-to-Wall Coverage' of My Third-Place Finish

    02/10/2016 1:45:02 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Full Title: Cruz Mocks Fox News' Reporting on Rubio: 'Looking Forward' to 'Wall-to-Wall Coverage' of My Third-Place Finish Wednesday at an event in Myrtle Beach, SC, Republican presidential hopeful responded to a question about a statement he had made about his competitor Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% coming off of a third-place finish in Iowa a week earlier. Cruz had said "bronze was the new gold." But after coming off his own third-place finish in New Hampshire, Cruz took a jab at Fox News for its coverage of third-place finishers by seemingly mocking it as he said he was looking forward...
  • St. John's University student threatens to smash woman's laptop featuring Donald Trump sticker.

    02/10/2016 1:37:52 PM PST · by rightisright · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 10, 2016 | Denis Slattery
    Donald Trump is making New York a swing state. A confrontation over a Trump sticker erupted on the Queens campus of St. John’s University Wednesday when a student threatened to smash a classmate's computer over her allegiance to the Donald. The anti-Trump student posted a photo to Twitter of a woman with a “Trump Make America Great Again” sticker on her laptop and asked his followers to share the image.
  • The Biggest Winner from New Hampshire Was Hillary Clinton

    02/10/2016 1:30:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/10/2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    This is not one of those stupid, contrarian takes where I'm saying something just for shock value just to get clicks. Make no mistakes – Hillary Clinton may have lost by about 20 points last night, but she emerged from New Hampshire as the biggest winner of the night, and it was not close. Let's make one thing clear: Hillary Clinton does not give a crap about Bernie Sanders, or about losing this election tonight. Bernie Sanders wins one group of voters in the Democrat party: white liberals. Moving forward through Super Tuesday, those voters will be extremely hard to...
  • Robert Kennedy's Assassin Faces Parole Board

    02/10/2016 1:29:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    SKY News ^ | February 10, 2016
    The man who fatally shot presidential candidate Robert Kennedy nearly half a century ago faces a parole board in California. Sirhan Sirhan, 71, will have his 15th such hearing at the Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego on Wednesday. The Palestinian-born Sirhan is serving a life sentence for opening fire on the political scion at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on 5 June 1968. He has denied having any recollection of the killing, but has also said he targeted Kennedy because of his support for Israel. Sirhan was last denied parole in 2011, when the board ruled...
  • Dear Mexico: you might wind up paying for that wall after all

    02/10/2016 1:26:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Over the weekend the former president of Mexico took a rather scoffing tone when he said that Mexico wasn’t going to pay one cent for Donald Trump’s “stupid wall.” This is a knock we’ve heard from plenty of The Donald’s critics back here at home as well, coming from Democrats and Republicans alike. I mean… it’s crazy, right? How could anyone expect that to happen?There’s an article this week over at The Last Refuge which might be worth a look if you’ve got an open mind on the subject. One of the less commented on aspects of international relations...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote

    02/10/2016 1:24:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Nation ^ | February 10, 2016 | Michelle Alexander
    Hillary Clinton loves black people. And black people love Hillary—or so it seems. Black politicians have lined up in droves to endorse her, eager to prove their loyalty to the Clintons in the hopes that their faithfulness will be remembered and rewarded. Black pastors are opening their church doors, and the Clintons are making themselves comfortably at home once again, engaging effortlessly in all the usual rituals associated with “courting the black vote,” a pursuit that typically begins and ends with Democratic politicians making black people feel liked and taken seriously. Doing something concrete to improve the conditions under which...
  • Maine required healthy, childless food stamp recipients to work, and ... Guess What Happened?

    02/10/2016 1:19:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s a case of miracles and wonders up in the Pine Tree State, folks. A report from Rachel Sheffield and Robert Rector at the Daily Signal takes a look at welfare programs and efforts to reform them, particularly in the area of food stamps. They note that one of the fastest growing segments of welfare programs over the last decade has been applications for food stamps by ABAWDs, or able bodied adults without children between the ages of 18 and 49. These are folks who are determined to be otherwise able to work but without a source of income....
  • The Worlds Biggest/Super Planes: Trump 757 - Documentary

    02/10/2016 1:07:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    You might not like Trump but you have to hand it to him...the man has great taste in airplanes. Rather than buying one of those boring 737 BBJs he went for this beauty. This gives you an idea of how Trump works and treats his employes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgWVGNmORJs
  • Ted Cruz Is A P*ssy Website Goes Live

    02/10/2016 12:58:04 PM PST · by drewh · 73 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/9/2016 15:31 PM PST
    the Internet is definitely loving Donald Trump's declaration about Ted Cruz and uh ... cats. Less than 24 hours after Donald said, "He's a p***y!" -- someone hit up Go Daddy and snatched the domain, tedcruzisap***y.com. No word on who cyber-squatted the phrase -- they've chosen to stay anonymous. Predictably, the page touts the Trump campaign -- but also includes this vocabulary lesson: "pusillanimous" ... showing a lack of courage or determination. We know what you're thinking. We're told the Donald's campaign had nothing to do with it.
  • Obama Decries ‘Meanness’ in Politics Under His Administration

    02/10/2016 12:57:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Obama Decries ‘Meanness’ in Politics Under His Administration David Rutz BY: February 10, 2016 3:05 pm President Obama decried the “meanness” in politics that had erupted under his administration during an address about bipartisanship to the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday. “It’s been noted, often by pundits, that the tone of our politics hasn’t gotten better since I was inaugurated. In fact, it’s gotten worse,” Obama said. “That there’s still this yawning gap between the magnitude of our challenges and the smallness of our politics, which is why in my final State of the Union address and in the one...
  • Bush super PAC is pouring $1.7 million more into South Carolina (Delays VA GA OK TN TX MI ID ad buy)

    02/10/2016 12:53:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/10/16 | Ed O'Keefe
    The super PAC backing Jeb Bush's Republican presidential campaign is planning to increase its ad buy in South Carolina ahead of the Feb. 20 primary. Right to Rise USA is pouring another $1.7 million into the Palmetto State in the next 10 days on top of the more than $10 million the group has already spent in the state, according to people familiar with the plans. The money will be spent primarily on television, radio and digital advertising. The cash infusion is coming as the PAC is postponing the start of ad buys in seven states holding contests in March....
  • Christie talks to Trump, and makes decision to drop out of race

    02/10/2016 8:32:40 AM PST · by dlt · 68 replies
    News was leaked by morning talk show hosts who were told by Trump
  • Newly Married Jewish Man Stabbed in Crown Heights in Possible Hate Crime

    02/10/2016 12:41:55 PM PST · by Lera · 16 replies
    A 25-year-old Jewish was stabbed Wednesday morning in crown heights in a possible hate crime, NYPD chief of detectives robert boyce said. At around 11:40 a.m. in front of 644 Empire Boulevard, the victim identified by sources as Yehuda Leib Brikman, was stabbed by a man, who Yehuda believed to be the suspect, had just passed him. Yehuda walked into a nearby check cashing center where he was treated for a stab wound in his upper back, police said, Hatzalah transported the man to Kings County Hospital where he sustained a collapsed lung police said. iac-log-default-460x330_1-300x215 From his hospital bed...
  • Obama/Trump Back Russian Invasion of Syria

    02/10/2016 12:33:11 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 39 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 9, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    ... There is no other way to describe it: the Obama policy is to let the Russian/Iranian/Hezbollah axis take over Syria. That is what the current battle for Aleppo is all about. Times columnist Roger Cohen argues that "It is too late, as well as pure illusion, to expect significant change in Obama's Syria policy." But he proposes that Obama should at least increase the number of Syrian refugees taken in this year to 65,000, as opposed to his currently proposed 10,000. But letting in more refugees scares Americans who suspect that there will be terrorists among them. Such a...
  • The Paris Massacre Sunk Dr. Ben Carson

    02/10/2016 12:32:09 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 hours ago | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich seized second place in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday evening, in a race Donald Trump had dominated since the fall. But others had also spent time in the second place slot behind Trump, including former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina after her strong undercard debate performance in September; and Dr. Ben Carson, who was in second for much of the autumn, but finished in last place on Tuesday evening. What happened? A look at the RealClearPolitics averages allows us to pinpoint the exact moment when Carson began to fade, never to recover: Nov. 13, 2015....
  • Mandla Mandela Is a Muslim, With a New Bride, and it’s Kind of a Big Deal (Grandson of Nelson)

    02/10/2016 12:28:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Mandla Mandela, grandson of uTata Nelson Mandela, has made waves after marrying for the fourth time, this time to a Capetonian Muslim woman. And that too, after reportedly converting to Islam two months ago. But there seems to be quite a bit of curiosity about what his new religious affiliation means for his role as tribal leader. Mandela, whose full name is Nkosi Zwelivelile 'Mandla' Mandela, is the chief of the Xhosa tribe which the Mandelas are a part of, the Mveso Traditional Council. He released a statement late on Sunday saying that he was 'honoured and delighted' to announce...
  • Carly Fiorina Ends Bid For Republican Presidential Nomination

    02/10/2016 12:22:52 PM PST · by drewh · 61 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | February 10, 2016 3:12 PM ET | Scott Detrow
    Carly Fiorina is exiting the Republican presidential race after a seventh-place showing in last night's New Hampshire primary. "While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them," said Fiorina in a statement. Fiorina was an unconventional candidate. Her only previous political effort had been a 10-point loss in a race for U.S. Senate in California, and her tenure at Hewlett-Packard was most notable for her being fired by the board of directors...
  • The Nuclear Option: Donald Trump Built A Juggernaut And Had The Media Pay For It

    02/10/2016 12:17:03 PM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Charles Hurt
    Why does the mainstream media heap such scorn and disbelief on Donald Trump over his promise to build a great wall along the border with Mexico — and make Mexico pay for it? After all, Donald Trump has built a winning presidential campaign — and made the media pay for it.
  • Obama Will Seek $11 Billion for Homeless Families

    02/10/2016 12:11:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | by NIKITA STEWART
    After making progress in reducing homelessness among veterans, the Obama administration is turning to the larger and more complicated challenge of homelessness among families with young children. In his 2017 budget, to be presented on Tuesday, President Obama will propose spending $11 billion over the next 10 years to fight family homelessness, a phenomenon that is closely linked to the dearth of affordable housing in New York and other big cities. Of that amount, $8.8 billion would go to housing vouchers and $2.2 billion to more short-term assistance. In addition to the $11 billion plan, Mr. Obama is proposing discretionary...
  • Fiorina drops out [her statement on facebook]

    02/10/2016 12:09:20 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 61 replies
    facebook ^ | 02/10/2016 | Carly Fiorina
    This campaign was always about citizenship—taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I've said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I'm not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer...
  • Establishment Declares Jeb Bush Is Making a Comeback After He Spent $36 Million for 4th Place

    02/10/2016 12:07:11 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-10-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Can you believe this? One longtime Rubio supporter who backs Bush faulted Rubio’s campaign for the slip-up. He said they drove Rubio too hard and too long and he didn’t have enough sleep. In the days before New Hampshire primary, Rubio struggled to find his footing coming off as subdued and tired during some of his final campaign stops. Rubio also repeated himself, again, this time about family values in his last campaign rally in Nashua, N.H., before the primary. “It was the pace. He couldn’t keep up,” the source said. “And then they doubled-down on it – tripled and...
  • Gowdy: Trump Tapped Into Anger,But "Marco Is Our Best Chance To Win"

    02/10/2016 12:02:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Rep. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said while Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has “tapped into a legitimate frustration and anger,” his opponent Sen. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is the GOP’s “best chance to win” in the general election.
  • Jeb-mentum! Marco Rubio's disastrous New Hampshire performance leaves Jeb Bush in a happier place

    02/10/2016 11:59:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Salon ^ | 2/10/16 | SIMON MALOY
    -snip- Bush is a massive threat to Rubio now. Don't get me wrong - Jeb did not do particularly well in New Hampshire either. Fourth place is no great achievement, especially when you consider how much money Bush spent in order to turn in that mediocre finish. In the context of this bizarre race, however, Jeb did himself a lot of favors by finishing 0.5 percent ahead of Rubio. His campaign has been an expensive disappointment up to this point, but now he can make the pitch to wary donors and Republican establishment types that he stuck with it, fought...
  • Beyond the Silencing of Conservatives

    02/10/2016 11:56:27 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 9, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently liberals on college campuses are not only "triggered" by what they hear from conservatives but even by their silence. "The University of Minnesota's undergraduate student government approved an annual moment of silence to recognize the victims of 9/11, after rejecting a similar proposal earlier this month," the Pioneer Press reported on November 24, 2015. "The vote by the Minnesota Student Association Forum was nearly unanimous, said MSA President Joelle Stangler." "The student government's legislative body approved the measure on a voice vote Tuesday evening, so no actual tally is available. Stangler estimated four or five people voiced opposition." "It...
  • State's Medi-Cal Bill For Undocumented Kids Could Rise

    02/10/2016 11:55:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    California Healthline ^ | February 9, 2016 | By David Gorn
    The cost of providing full Medi-Cal benefits to immigrant children who are in California unlawfully could be significantly more than the state's health care agency has projected, according to experts and advocates. That's because state officials may have underestimated the number of kids who will be eligible for the program - though it's hard to know precisely by how much. The Department of Health Care Services has said about 170,000 such children will be eligible for full Medi-Cal beginning in May, when the expansion takes effect' and that covering them will cost the state $142.8 million in fiscal year 2016-2017....
  • Like It or Not, After New Hampshire, It’s a Two Man Race Between Trump and Cruz

    02/10/2016 11:50:54 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | February 10, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Since the modern primary system kicked in back in 76, no Republican has won without taking Iowa or New Hampshire. Since Cruz took Iowa and Trump was expected to take New Hampshire, that put Rubio in a difficult position.However, Rubio’s team had an answer for that: 3rd in IA, 2nd in NH and 1st in SC. It hadn’t been done that way on the Republican side, but that did seem like a plausible path to the nomination.Unfortunately, Rubio’s 5th place finish in NH means both Jeb and Kasich will stay in and split the establishment vote. It also means Rubio...
  • How Vladimir Putin lost Ukraine

    02/10/2016 11:49:46 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 8 replies
    NEW STATESMAN ^ | 10 Feb 16 | Elizabeth Pond
    Putin’s war cost Russia its centuries-long shared identity with its neighbour. Now, Kyiv risks betraying the spirit of the Maidan revolution. When the Russian inquest finally comes, the answer will be clear. It was President Vladimir Putin who lost Ukraine – after a millennium of shared east Slav identity. When the Ukrainian inquest into who lost the ­Euromaidan’s “Revolution of Dignity” finally comes, the answer, on the present evidence, will also be clear. It was an elite core of politicians and oligarchs who first worked a miracle in fighting Russia’s military Goliath to a stalemate – only to revert to...
  • The Rise of Donald Trump is a Terrifying Moment (Libs literally quaking in their boots!)

    02/10/2016 11:46:49 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 72 replies
    Vox ^ | 2/10/2016 | Ezra Klein
    The Donald Trump phenomenon is a riotous union of candidate ego and voter id. America's most skilled political entertainer is putting on the greatest show we've ever seen. It's so fun to watch that it's easy to lose sight of how terrifying it really is. Trump is the most dangerous major candidate for president in memory. He pairs terrible ideas with an alarming temperament; he's a racist, a sexist, and a demagogue, but he's also a narcissist, a bully, and a dilettante. He lies so constantly and so fluently that it's hard to know if he even realizes he's lying....
  • Homeland Security budget prepares for record 75,000 children from across the border

    02/10/2016 11:46:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2016 | By Stephen Dinan
    President Obama's latest budget predicts some 75,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children will sneak into the U.S. and have to be captured and cared for next year, suggesting the surge that began in 2014 will outlast this administration. Mr. Obama included $319 million in his 2017 blueprint to handle the children and warned that Homeland Security may request additional money if the surge is larger than predicted.
  • Obama's budget would stop reimbursing prisons for holding illegal immigrants

    02/10/2016 11:42:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2016 | by Matt Zapotosky
    Under President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2017, the Justice Department would abandon a program that reimburses state and local prisons for housing illegal immigrants convicted of crimes. The move to eliminate the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAPP) - which would save the Justice Department $210 million - is likely to face significant resistance in Congress and from local officials concerned about a loss of funding. The White House has moved in the past to trim or cancel the program, and each year, it has survived, said Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration...
  • Mathews: Cruz "Operates Below The Level Of Human Life,(Shortened)

    02/10/2016 11:34:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews argued Republican presidential candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “operates below the level of human life” and “almost sees Obama as Castro, as a dictator of the left” on Wednesday’s “MSNBC Live.”
  • Branstad Machine Still After Cruz in South Carolina

    02/10/2016 11:26:34 AM PST · by TBBT · 13 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/10/16 | CR Wire
    America's Future Fund, a political action committee that opposed Sen. Ted Cruz in Iowa, has purchased $1.5 million in negative advertising against Cruz that will run on television in the weeks leading up to the Feb. 20th South Carolina primary. The ad, "Weak," attempts to discredit Cruz's national security bona fides in a state with a heavy military and veteran population. America's Future Fund is run by GOP establishment operative Nick Ryan. As CR's Rob Eno wrote in "Why The Establishment Fears Cruz More Than Trump": "Ryan is a longstanding force in Iowa politics, allied with the moderate Governor Branstad....
  • Ted Cruz just might be the biggest winner of the N.H. GOP primary in the long run

    02/10/2016 11:21:38 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2016
    New Hampshire shows that numbers do not tell the whole story. Ted Cruz came in third in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary there, but is considered by many to be the true winner for what it implies to the party and those still trying to decide whom in the party to support. The Texas senator, whose campaign has stressed ultra-conservative positions on such things as abortion, same-sex marriage, immigration and foreign policy, was expected to do well in Iowa - a rural state where such themes play well, given its large evangelical community. Cruz was the top vote-getter there. But in...
  • Obama celebrates presidency as it unravels

    02/10/2016 11:02:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | by Dave Boyer
    As President Obama travels to Illinois Wednesday to celebrate the beginnings of his presidency, he's also watching his legacy erode before his very eyes. On the eve of the president’s nostalgic trip to Springfield, the Supreme Court dealt a stunning blow to his Clean Power Plan Tuesday night, ordering a stay of the EPA's regulation to cut carbon emissions. White House aides said they were surprised by the ruling and vowed to fight on in federal appeals court. The results of the New Hampshire primaries Tuesday night weren't exactly promising for a so-called third Obama term, either. In the Democratic...
  • Jeb Bush energized, swinging at Donald Trump in South Carolina

    02/10/2016 11:02:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/10/16 | S.A. Miller
    Jazzed by a fourth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush opened his campaign for the next contest in South Carolina by taking repeated shots at front-runner Donald Trump. Mr. Bush accused the billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star of being a divisive figure just like President Obama and slammed him for declaring bankruptcy four times for his business ventures. "I'm giving you a reality-based answer not a realty-TV answer," Mr. Bush told the crowd at a town hall in Bluffton, South Carolina, as he touted his record of cutting taxes, reining in spending...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified...

    02/10/2016 11:00:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 10, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified Records, Return Paper Copies (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Department of State to Hillary Clinton's lawyers that includes a list of classified records to be either deleted or returned to the State Department. The documents were produced under court order in a FOIA lawsuit for all of Clinton emails and for records about her email practices ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The June 30, 2015, letter from Secretary of State for Management Patrick F....