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  • Donald Trump: Tax the Rich More

    08/28/2015 12:18:58 PM PDT · by z taxman · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Heather Long
    Donald Trump is finally showing us more of his economic plan beyond the "Make America Great Again" slogan on his red hat. America has now learned: -- He wants to tax the rich more and the middle class less. -- He wants to lower corporate taxes. -- He wants to cut government spending and stop raising the debt ceiling. "The hedge fund people make a lot of money and they pay very little tax," Trump said in an interview Wednesday with Bloomberg. "I want to lower taxes for the middle class." In short, Trump is willing to raise taxes on...
  • Cruz Releases First Round of Iowa County Chairs

    08/28/2015 12:15:50 PM PDT · by Isara
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/28/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Following the recent publication of the second round of Statewide Leadership Team members, the Cruz for President Campaign today released its first round of Iowa County Chairs.“Our Iowa team continues to demonstrate the strength and diversity of support we are seeing in Iowa and across the country,” said Sen. Cruz. “I’m encouraged by the fact that, as this first round of county chairs indicates, our team is made up of both seasoned veterans and energetic newcomers to the political process.”Today’s release gives a first look at the county level organization being built by the Cruz campaign in...
  • Jorge Ramos: Envisioning Trumpland, what America would look like if Trump were president

    08/28/2015 11:59:47 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 44 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 08/28/2015 | Jorge Ramos
    Lets imagine for a moment the kind of country that Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential hopeful, wants America to become if hes elected. Trumpland would feature a 1,954-mile-long wall along the United States border with Mexico, to be constructed after the deportation of more than 11 million undocumented immigrants. Of course, Trump would ensure that the U.S.-born children of these immigrants lose their right to American citizenship, so theyd be deported as well. As Trump sees it, with the border wall up and the immigrants out, the U.S. could be a great nation again
  • Even in college, Donald Trump was brash (fun article)

    08/28/2015 11:51:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | Matt Viser
    The new student arrived at Penns Wharton business school in 1966, driving a Ford convertible and sporting a mop of blond hair as outsized as his ambitions. A junior transfer from Fordham University in the Bronx, the young man was an outsider on the Ivy League campus in Philadelphia, with few friends. But that did not temper his swagger. When a professor asked students in his small class why they had chosen to study real estate, the new student stood up. Im going to be the king of New York real estate. The professor peered over his tortoiseshell glasses and...
  • Sarah Palin to interview Donald Trump, Jeb Bush (!!!)

    08/28/2015 11:50:09 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/2015 | HADAS GOLD
    Sarah Palin will interview Donald Trump and Jeb Bush on Friday night on the One America News Network, the former Alaska governor announced on her Facebook page. Read more:[http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/08/sarah-palin-donald-trump-interview-2016-election-213134#ixzz3k8ZEd4ty](http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/08/sarah-palin-donald-trump-interview-2016-election-213134#ixzz3k8ZEd4ty)
  • Gun-grabbing father of Alison Parker on all channels praising Obama and demanding "gun control"

    08/28/2015 11:48:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 50 replies
    August 28, 2015
    This is disgusting. He just said both liberal democrat US senators in VA helped him when he ran for office and he helped them and he's disappointed they have not call him and called for more gun legislation. Then he says Obama can do something about guns because his hero got a deal with Iran passed, got healthcare for everyone, blah, blah, blah. I am getting sick and tired of seeing this liberal gun grabber on cable 24/7. He needs to take some and grieve his daughter who was just murdered. If Hillary Clinton is elected she's got a job...
  • POLL: MAJORITY BELIEVE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS A PROBLEM IN U.S.

    08/28/2015 11:41:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Caroline May
    Outspoken candidate Donald Trump got more good news today the vast majority of Americans agree that political correctness is a problem. A new Rasmussen survey released Friday reveals that 71 percent of American adults believe that political correctness is a problem in the U.S. Just 18 percent disagreed, and 10 percent were undecided.
  • NAME THAT RAPIST - #1 - It Happened at Yale

    08/28/2015 11:39:41 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    This will be the first in a series of vignettes about sexual assault, coverup, and intimidation. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In 1972, a 22-year-old woman told campus police at Yale University that she was sexually assaulted by a law student at the college. No charges were filed, but retired campus policemen contacted by Capitol Hill Blue confirmed the incident. NAME THAT RAPIST
  • Planned Parenthood exonerated, says Planned Parenthood-funded analysis of undercover videos

    08/28/2015 11:38:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Ben Johnson
    August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - A Planned Parenthood-funded analysis of eight explosive undercover videos has found that they would have no "evidentiary value" in a legal case against Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood announced today. The abortion provider paid Fusion GPS, a D.C.-based opposition research firm headed by Glenn Simpson, to analyze both the shorter and the hours-long full videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. "CMP edited content out of the alleged 'full footage' videos, and heavily edited the short videos so as to misrepresent statements made by Planned Parenthood representatives," the report, posted by Planned Parenthood, stated. "The...
  • Vanity: Home of the Most Freepers?

    08/28/2015 11:34:48 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 7 replies
    North Carolina ^ | Today | Me
    So this past weekend I took my son down to College. He's a freshmen at HPU! Hooyah! When we left at the end of the weekend, we're driving to these Tanger outlets in Mebane, NC and alongside of the road I see a sign that says: Welcome to Alamance County: Home to the most Freepers! Now, I had to share. I have no idea if it's right or not, but if I had seen it sooner, I would have had my wife snap a picture to upload!
  • Dem Rep Grayson: Trump Supporters "Racist" Worst 1.2 Percent In America

    08/28/2015 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday night on MSNBCs All In With Chris Hayes, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), Democratic hopeful for U.S. Senate, said supporters of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump are racist and the worst 1.2 percentin America.
  • Donald Trumps polling no longer looks like a bubble set to burst

    08/28/2015 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 28 at 1:50 PM | Philip Bump
    We noted early this month that Donald Trump's lead in the polling emerged quickly and ferociously but that it was hardly unprecedented. In the 2012 cycle, both Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich saw similar surges into the lead, only to watch those leads recede just as rapidly a few weeks later. When we looked at this a few weeks ago, the comparison looked like this: Trump, like Perry and Gingrich, topped out at a bit above a 10-percentage-point lead. But then that lead held. Here's what that graph looks like now: We've increased the scale, because we wanted to...
  • Donald Trump Sparks GOP Soul - Searching

    08/28/2015 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Brad Schaeffer
    A well-intentioned article by Noah Rothman in Commentary Magazine offers that Donald Trumps supporters are the right wings version of Obamas vacuous Hope and Change acolytes. Says Rothman: Trump is the rights Obama, insofar as his policy preferences are ill-defined, pliable, and reflective of whatever the audience immediately before him wants them to be. Such comparisons short-change Trumps supporters.
  • Megyn Kelly eyeing move to Fox News' rival?

    08/28/2015 11:20:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/28/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    A New York Magazine writer and author of the 2014 book about Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, "The Loudest Voice in the Room," said in a recent televised interview the cable station's biggest star, Megyn Kelly, may not be re-engaging in public disputes with presidential hopeful Donald Trump because she doesn't want to hurt her chances to move to a more mainstream network, like CNN. Kelly, on the heels of widespread criticism of her debate night questioning of Trump after which the billionaire businessman called her a "bimbo" in a tweet went on what she and Fox officials...
  • Law of Unintended Consequences: New EU Tax Laws Force Thousands of Businesses to Close

    08/28/2015 11:09:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Law of Unintended Consequences: New EU Tax Laws Force Thousands of Businesses to Close in Just Six Months { Full title ]. New European Union tax rules introduced in January have already driven thousands of small companies out of business, with thousands more set to follow as awareness of the change in the VAT law grows. Research has shown that incompetence on the part of collecting agencies has further added misery to the situation. After an eight-year consultation which excluded the voices of micro-businesses, the EU introduced new rules on VAT returns at the beginning of this year, which required...
  • Victimhood: A Few Thoughts on the Roanoke Tragedy

    08/28/2015 11:09:33 AM PDT · by huckfillary · 8 replies
    Self ^ | August 28, 2015 | Robert J. Seyko
    On August 26, 2015, a deranged black male who claimed he had been the victim of racism in the media industry, shot and killed two young, very talented and promising journalists in Roanoke, VA, at point blank range. Incidently, they were white. By legal definition, it was a hate crime. An act of violence motivated by racism or homophobia is a hate crime. But victimhood in this country evokes two completely polarized responses--by the political and media establishment, the criminal justice system, and the respective communities. I haven't heard the term "hate crime" mentioned once in all the many hours...
  • Army used chilly grenades to flush out Pak terrorist Sajjad Ahmed from a cave

    08/28/2015 11:08:44 AM PDT · by cold start · 26 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | 28 August 2015
    The 22-year-old was one of the five terrorists who had crossed over from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and hid in the cave after army detected the infiltration and was hunting for them in Rafiabad area of Kashmir. He panicked and begged for mercy after army commandos fired chilly grenades and teargas shells into a cave to flush out the terrorists who were holed up there since last night. After crossing over from PoK in a place over 100 kms north of here, the five Lashker-e-Taiba militants made several attempts to breach the tight cordon placed along the LoC, army officials said....
  • Hillary Clintons Handling of Email Issue Frustrates Democratic Leaders

    08/28/2015 11:04:47 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/27/2015 | PATRICK HEALY, JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Democratic leaders are increasingly frustrated by Hillary Rodham Clintons failure to put to rest questions about her State Department email practices and ease growing doubts among voters about her honesty and trustworthiness. On top of that, many say, her repeated jokes and dismissive remarks on the email controversy suggest that she is not treating it seriously enough. Interviews with more than 75 Democratic governors, lawmakers, candidates and party members have laid bare a widespread bewilderment that Mrs. Clinton has allowed a cloud to settle over her candidacy by using a private email server in the first place, since it...
  • In a world of fakes and freaks, don't forget what courage really looks like

    08/28/2015 10:58:57 AM PDT · by hemogoblin · 3 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 8/28/2015 | Alec Rooney
    At one point in Laura Hillenbrands World War II book Unbroken, the top turret gunner of a B-24 bomber over the Pacific stays doggedly at his post and keeps on firing, trying to ward off an attacking Japanese fighter plane. Eventually he succeeds. Staying focused on saving the lives of ones comrades under such terrifying conditions is admirable enough. Stanley Pillsbury did it after one of his feet had been practically blown off by a cannon shell from the enemy aircraft. When they got his boot off after the engagement, his foot was shredded. His big toe stayed inside the...
  • Virginia Shooting Victims Husband: I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun, Not the Gun

    08/28/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Virginia Shooting Victims Husband: I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun, Not the Gun On August 28, Tim Gardner, husband of Virginia shooting victim Vicki Gardner, said he does not blame the gun for his wifes shooting. Rather, he blames the man who was holding the gun and pulled the trigger. Vicki is the woman Alison Parker was interviewing when Vester Lee Flanagan opened fire. According to Fox News, Tim Gardner said one of Flanagans bullets grazed [Vickis] spine without doing the damage a direct hit would have done. Tim expressed gratitude that it was not a direct hit and...
  • When Will ABC News Release the Full Vester Flanagan Manifesto?

    08/28/2015 10:51:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    PJM ^ | August 28, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Two days ago, ABC News reported that Vester Flanagan, the murderer of two WDBJ employees, sent a 23-page faxed manifesto to ABC News. ABC reported bits and pieces of the manifesto. Yet we still havent seen the full document. ABC hasnt made it available. Why? John Nolte and others have been busy hammering away at the racial hypocrisy of many in the media after treating Flanagans crimes very differently from Dylann Roofs. Unquestionably, they were both racially motivated. But youd never know that from reading the headlines in the Washington Post or other mouthpieces that enable the (one way) racial...
  • GOP's Walker promises to aggressively confront terrorism

    08/28/2015 10:49:33 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 8/28 | Bill Barrow
    Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism." The Wisconsin governor plans to lay out his foreign policy agenda Friday in a speech at The Citadel, a military college in the early-voting state of South Carolina. According to excerpts released by his campaign, Walker will accuse President Barack Obama of wide-ranging weakness on the world stage, from the proposed nuclear deal with Iran to his handling of relations with China and Russia
  • Nestle accused of using slave-caught fish in cat food

    08/28/2015 10:44:40 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 28 replies
    Yahoo News/AFP ^ | 8/28/2015
    New York (AFP) - Swiss food giant Nestle is being sued in the United States for allegedly knowingly allowing its Fancy Feast cat food to contain fish from a Thai supplier that uses slave labor.
  • Husband of shooting survivor: Wife lost kidney

    08/28/2015 10:44:22 AM PDT · by Blue Highway · 22 replies
    NBC12.com ^ | 8/28/15 | NBC12 Newsroom
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) The husband of on-air shooting survivor Vicki Gardner says his wife lost a kidney and part of her colon, and faces three months of convalescence. Tim Gardner said in a telephone interview Thursday his heart goes out to the families of Roanoke, Virginia, television reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. They were killed Wednesday by gunman Vester Flanagan as they interviewed Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.
  • Trump Praises His Sister, A Pro-Abortion Extremist Judge

    08/28/2015 10:42:13 AM PDT · by fungoking · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/27/15 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Donald Trump told Mark Halperin yesterday that his sister, a federal judge, would be a phenomenal Supreme Court justice. He also said that we will have to rule that out now, at least. If he ever becomes president, lets hope he rules it out permanently. Maryanne Trump Barry came up in my book The Party of Death for writing one of those heated judicial decisions in favor of giving constitutional protection to partial-birth abortion. She called a New Jersey law against it a desperate attempt to undermine Roe v. Wade. It was, she wrote, based on semantic machinations, irrational line-drawing,...
  • Clashes erupt between India and Pakistan along disputed border

    08/28/2015 10:26:26 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | By Tim Craig
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Clashes erupted between Indian and Pakistani security forces Friday, killing at least 11 civilians and wounding scores more on both sides of the contested border, according to officials in both countries. The exchange of fire came as Indian and Pakistani leaders continued to bicker over the prospect of face-to-face talks. Indian and Pakistani security forces traded small-arms, artillery and mortar fire, which damaged several villages on both sides of the border, officials said. The violence coincided with the kickoff of Indias golden jubilee celebration marking the 1965 war between India and Pakistan, one of three major conflicts...
  • EXCLUSIVE Townhall Media Poll: Trump-Mania Continues, Warning Signs for Hillary

    08/28/2015 10:26:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Guy Benson
    Townhall Media and Hot Air commissioned a national poll from Survey Monkey, with whom NBC News has partnered this election cycle. Our colleague Ed Morrissey offers a full demographic breakdown of the 1,783 respondents HERE, as well as an explanation of the organization's methodology. The partisan sample was D+10. Results, starting on the Republican side: (1) In accordance with other national polling, Donald Trump leads the primary battle among self-identified Republican voters, with 29 percent support. Ben Carson is in second place (10.45 percent), followed by Jeb Bush (9.59 percent), Marco Rubio (6.40 percent), and Carly Fiorina (5.97 percent). John...
  • Sarah Palin calls ESPN a journalistic embarrassment

    08/28/2015 10:20:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sarah Palin ripped ESPN as a journalistic embarrassment, following the networks suspension of baseball analyst Curt Schilling for a tweet that compared radical Muslims to Nazis. ESPN what happened to you? Your intolerant PC police are running amok and making a joke out of you! the former Alaska governor wrote in a Facebook post Thursday night. By picking and choosing who theyll tolerate and who theyll try to destroy, ESPN has zero credibility as a sound and reasonable media outlet. Her comments come after ESPNsuspendedMr. Schilling for what it called a completely unacceptable tweet, which contained a meme that...
  • Federal judge blocks Obamas water rule

    08/28/2015 10:11:51 AM PDT · by yoe · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 28, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    A federal judge in North Dakota acted late on Thursday to block the Obama administrations controversial water pollution rule, hours before it was due to take effect. Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota found that the 13 states suing to block the rule met the conditions necessary for a preliminary injunction, including that they would likely be harmed if courts didn't act and that they are likely to succeed when their underlying lawsuit against the rule is decided. The decision is a major roadblock for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army...
  • Disturbing video shows woman being punched, stomped on outside north side gas station

    08/28/2015 9:59:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | august 27, 2015 | ashley sears
    A confrontation outside a Milwaukee gas station turns violent and the disturbing videohas surfaced online. The incident happened last week outside of a north side gas station. One community activist says it is important to see the reality in some parts of Milwaukee and make sure there is change.
  • Ignacio maintains strength as Category 1 hurricane, forecast to pass north of islands [Hawaii]

    08/28/2015 9:58:40 AM PDT · by Jyotishi
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Friday, August 28, 2015 | Ben Gutierrez
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hurricane Ignacio has maintained its speed in the Central Pacific as its track takes the storm near the Hawaiian islands. The National Hurricane Center said at 5 a.m. Friday, Ignacio was located approximately 840 miles east-southeast ofHilo. . . . Ignacio could become a Category 3 hurricane by Friday. . . . If the storm remains organized it couldcome close to the Big Island Monday evening.. . .
  • Ted Cruz calls for removal of Planned Parenthood founder statue from Smithsonian

    08/28/2015 9:54:51 AM PDT · by Isara · 38 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | August 27, 2015 | Anthony Hennen
    Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Louie Gohmert have joined those calling for a Margaret Sanger bust to be removed from the Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery. The Sanger bust, on display in a Struggle for Justice exhibit since 2010, has been in the news since controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood flared up again. Sangers views on race and eugenics have been at the heart of the opposition to her appearance as a face of justice in America. Cruz and Texas Rep. Gohmert joined Ministers Taking a Stand for a press conference outside the gallery. Theyve circulated a petition that gained 11,000 signatures...
  • Democratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential Year

    08/28/2015 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    MyWay.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julie Bykowicz
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor.
  • CANADA's GOV SUBSIDIZED "MUSLIMS ONLY" HOUSING GIVEN "LICENSE TO DISCRIMINATE"

    08/28/2015 9:30:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/28/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslim Apartheid housing in Canada is apparently not only legal, but even government subsidized. As one wheelchair bound young man found out. According to a letter that arrived at his mothers house last week, Austin Lewis, 21, was removed from the waiting list at the Ahmadiyya Abode of Peace building on Finch Ave. W in North York because he is not a member of their faith. It was mostly confusing, more than anything else, he said. Why would a government segregate its own building? Because they don't want to be accused of Islamophobia? Lewis, who has used a...
  • CNN Is Screwing Over Carly Fiorina: She's No. 7 in Polls, But CNN Pretends She's Not Even in Top 10

    08/28/2015 9:27:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/28/2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Businesswoman turned politician Carly Fiorina is angry with CNN. The reason? The network is likely to leave her out of its prime time debate because she’s supposedly not polling in the top 10. The only problem with that? She clearly is. As Howie Kurtz explained on Fox News, CNN, however, is using older polls — from before the first Fox News debate — to assemble its “top 10″ of candidates. It’s clear that this is extremely bad for Fiorina, since she barely had name recognition before that debate. After it, however, she quickly surged in the polls and suddenly become...
  • Smith & Wesson Rallies on Q1 Earnings Beat, Lifts Outlook (stock up 10%+)

    08/28/2015 9:25:16 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 3 replies
    Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.SWHC reported non-GAAP first-quarter fiscal 2016 (ending Jul 31, 2015) earnings of 32 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 22 cents by an impressive 45.5%. Earnings advanced 23.1% from an adjusted profit of 26 cents per share a year ago due to higher sales.
  • The Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal that isnt [Washington Post Column Defends Hillary]

    08/28/2015 9:23:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/28/2015 | David Ignatius
    Does Hillary Clinton have a serious legal problem because she may have transmitted classified information on her private e-mail server? After talking with a half-dozen knowledgeable lawyers, I think this scandal is overstated. Using the server was a self-inflicted wound by Clinton, but its not something a prosecutor would take to court. Its common that people end up using unclassified systems to transmit classified information, said Jeffrey Smith, a former CIA general counsel whos now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents defendants suspected of misusing classified information. There are always these back channels, Smith explained. Its...
  • Donald Trump Hits Jeb Bush: "If You Look At The Polls, He's Not Really Second Anymore"

    08/28/2015 9:23:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    RCP ^ | 8/28/15 | RCP
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump describes why he is not threatened by rival Jeb Bush on MSNBC's Morning Joe. DONALD TRUMP: If you look at the polls, he's not really second anymore. He's fourth and fifth in a lot of the polls. I've always assumed that he was going to be a primary competitor. I guess that's why I'm hitting him harder than others. You know, I like him. He's a nice person. He is a low energy person.
  • Poll disputes Donald Trump claim on black voter support (Quinnipiac: Trump at 3% with black vote

    08/28/2015 9:22:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/28/2015 (6 hours ago) | Eugene Scott
    Republican presidential front-runner said Thursday that his plans to improve the economy for black Americans is why he is leading in the polls with black voters, though at least one recent poll disputes Trump's claim. "I lead with almost every group. including with the African-American groups," Trump told reporters at an event in Greenville, South Carolina. "I have tremendous support." Quinnipiac University released a national poll Thursday showing that while Trump is leading the Republican Party nationally, he is polling poorly with black Americans in the general election. The poll found... When asked "If the election for President were being...
  • Pew: Orthodox Jews mirror evangelical Christians, vote GOP [Romans 11]

    08/28/2015 9:21:49 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/26/2015 | Paul Bedard
    In a shift sure to impact American politics, a new study of the growing orthodox Jewish population shows that they are in virtual lockstep with the nation's conservative evangelical Christians, with 57 percent identifying with the Republican Party. A new Pew Research Center survey published in the Jewish journal Forward found that orthodox Jews mirror evangelical Protestants and Catholics in their devotion to God, their politics and even how often they attend services. "Orthodox Jews vote, believe, worship, act and raise their children more like white evangelical Protestants than like their fellow Jews," said the Forward. "If the Orthodox grow...
  • Obamas NLRB just redefined the word employer and its going to be bad

    08/28/2015 9:20:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You can rightly complain about the things which go on inside the White House, the State Department, the Justice Department or the EPA and all of the headline grabbing controversies which erupt from them. None of them, however, may be up to nearly as much mischief as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) though it doesn’t seem to catch the attention of the media nearly as much. This week they were at it again and while a bit on the wonky side, a new wrinkle in the rules could spell big trouble for America’s employers and many, many workers....
  • The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Forty-Fourth Week in Office

    08/28/2015 9:11:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 8/28/15 | Nachum
    The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Forty-Fourth Week in OfficeNews and Notes: ""You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war." -- Churchill's remark after Chamberlain returned from signing the Munich Pact with Hitler8/27/2015 Obama's Bad Iran DealIAEA Says Iran May Have Built 'Extension' to Parchin New IAEA report says Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its suspicious Parchin military site.IAEA: Iran may have built extension to ParchinSamantha Power: US will be Isolated if it Rejects Iran Deal UN envoy warns Congress against projecting an image of a...
  • Clinton Foundation considered sending Bill to tyrannical North Korea and Congo ..

    08/28/2015 9:01:34 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 8 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 28, 2015 | David Martosko
    Clinton Foundation considered sending Bill to tyrannical North Korea and Congo for lucrative speeches but Hillary's State Department shot the idea down Former president's speaking agency was far enough along in the process that it submitted the speech requests to the State Department for review Hillary Clinton legal adviser Cheryl Mills decided Bill couldn't take the gigs, even if the money went to the Clinton Foundation North Korea speaking opportunity came to Bill Clinton from Hillary's brother Tony, but it too was shot down by her staff Another offer was for $650,000 to speak at a Forbes Magazine event in...
  • Clarke: Shame on the Left For Exploiting WDBJ Shooting To Pursue a Political Agenda

    08/28/2015 8:54:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared, shame on the left for exploiting misery and tragedy for a to pursue a political agenda on Thursdays Hannity on the Fox News Channel. Clarke said, Well, shame on the left, shame on the Democrats for once again exploiting misery and tragedy for a to pursue a political agenda. Shame on the president of the United States to invoke terrorism into this horrific incident that happened in Virginia.
  • Italian lesbian author gets papal blessing

    08/28/2015 8:48:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 43 replies
    Yahoo News India ^ | 8/28/2015 | Staff
    Pope Francis has sent his blessing to a lesbian author of children's books dealing with same-sex families, wishing her and her wife well in their work, it emerged on Friday. As Vatican officials scrambled to clarify that the message was simply a standard courtesy which did not signal any change in Church teaching on the subject, the author told AFP she had been pleasantly surprised to have received such a positive response. Francesca Pardi, who writes and publishes books such as "Why you have two mummies", wrote to Francis in June after the publishing company she runs with her wife...
  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Time to get 'er done. [FReepathon LIX]

    08/28/2015 8:41:32 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need to wrap this baby up within the next few days. And we truly do need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. If you love using FR and think it's worth supporting, please help us keep it going by making a donation today. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We do not rely on corporate sponsors or well-heeled individuals to provide funds, because we do not want them trying to influence our direction. We do not rely on...
  • Pope Francis sends letter praising gay children's book

    08/28/2015 8:38:05 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 117 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Rosie Scammell
    Italian book that explores different family types including same sex was banned by mayor of Venice, but pontiff becomes unlikely supporter ... In the book, the egg encounters a pair of gay penguins, lesbian rabbits successfully bringing up a family, as well as other family models, including a single parent hippo, a mixed race dog couple, and kangaroos that have adopted polar bear cubs... Now Pardi has found an unlikely supporter in Pope Francis, who through his staff has written to the author praising her work. His holiness is grateful for the thoughtful gesture and for the feelings which it...
  • EXCLUSIVE Benghazi Witness: U.S. Provided Arms to Jihadists Who Killed Americans in 9/11 Attack

    08/28/2015 8:36:10 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 27, 2015 | Edwin Mora
    The Obama administration may have provided the weapons used by some Islamist extremists to kill four Americans at the United States compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, according to a Libyan source who told Breitbart News he witnessed the attack first hand. Breitbart Newss Tera Dahl spoke to the witness who was living near the U.S. compound in Benghazi when the attack took place. Libyas al-Qaeda-linked militia group known as the February 17th Martyrs Brigade was reportedly hired by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clintons State Department to provide security at the Benghazi compound, but failed to so the whole...
  • Join Ted Cruz In New Hampshire! (Aug 30 & 31)

    08/28/2015 8:33:47 AM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies
    Join Ted Cruz In New Hampshire! Sunday, August 30House Party at the Home of Lydia & The Honorable David Scott 9:00 AM Doors open at 8:00 AM 220 Back Road Dover, NH 03280SOLD OUTMeet & Greet at Browns Lobster Pound 1:30 PM 407 New Hampshire 286 Seabrook, NH 03874RSVP HERENew Boston Town Hall 3:30 PM 15 Central School Road New Boston, NH 03070RSVP HEREHouse Party at the Home of Mar-Mar & Mike Rogers 6:00 PM Doors open at 5:00 PM 76 Dow Road Hollis, NH 03049RSVP HEREMonday, August 31Veterans & Military Town Hall 9:00 AM Doors open at 8:00 AM...
  • Focus shifts to shared goals with Obama as papal visit nears [Revelation 13]

    08/28/2015 8:33:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    My Way ^ | 8/27/2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis, whose visit to the White House next month will put his common cause with Obama on vivid display. Obama has made no secret of his affection for the outspoken pope, calling him a "transformative leader" whose influence has transcended the Roman Catholic community. The pope has embraced many of the issues Obama has sought to advance, including...