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  • Establishment, Media, Trump Push 3 Attacks on Ted Cruz. They're All Ridiculous.

    01/14/2016 3:32:09 PM PST · by Isara · 33 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | January 14, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    The hatchets are out for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).In their desperation to stop the chief rival to Donald Trump and Marco Rubio/Chris Christie/John Kasich/Jeb Bush for the Republican nomination, both the Trump crowd and the establishment Republicans have now unleashed a barrage of scurrilous attacks on Cruz. I have no problem with hard-nosed politics. But I despise cheap and false campaign hits, and have defended candidates including Trump, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio from such nonsense.Now, I'll have to defend Cruz on three fronts.Eligibility. Trump raised the eligibility question several weeks ago as a ridiculous ploy to distract attention from...
  • In New Hampshire, Cruz Uncorks on Trump

    01/12/2016 8:35:12 PM PST · by Isara · 116 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 12, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Ted Cruz on Tuesday ended his two-month absence from this early voting state with a provocative tour that featured him ratcheting up his rhetoric against all the usual suspects and a less frequent target: his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination. Over just seven hours on the ground here, the U.S. senator from Texas debuted a more antagonistic stance toward billionaire Donald Trump, whom he has been resistant to criticizing for months as the two have emerged as the top contenders for the nomination. In campaign events and media appearances, Cruz made clear his kid-gloves approach to Trump...
  • Man, 31, visiting Manhattan killed with one shot to the head near Columbus Circle

    12/10/2012 1:32:27 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/10/12 | Edgar Sandoval , Barry Paddock AND Rocco Parascandola
    It took one bullet in the back of the head to kill a 31-year-old man visiting Manhattan on Monday, in a shocking, broad-daylight attack near Columbus Circle and Carnegie Hall, a police source said Monday. -snip- The suspect, described as wearing a brown hoodie, a dark coat and khaki pants, fled the scene in a grey vehicle, cops said. -snip- "He was bleeding bad, Kolo said. Blood was gushing out of his eyeball, his nose, mouth, everywhere. He was talking a little. Or trying to. He was alive for good two minutes." "You could not even see anything on one...
  • NYC Council Bans Smoking In Parks, Beaches

    02/02/2011 4:12:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies ^ | 2/2/11 | CBS
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Smokers have just one message to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council members: butt out of our business. Were outside. We should have freedom to smoke, City Hall Park smoker Harvey Forbes told CBS 2s Magee Hickey. By a vote of 36 to 11 on Wednesday the City Council approved a bill to ban smoking in all city parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas. People who have made the decision not to smoke have civil liberties too and their health and their lives should not be negatively impacted because other people have decided to smoke, Council Speaker...
  • Mental State Cited in 9/11 Case

    11/27/2009 8:15:40 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 699+ views ^ | Nov. 27, 2009 | JESS BRAVIN
    WASHINGTON -- When five defendants are brought before a New York federal judge to face charges for the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the first question may be whether some of them are competent to stand trial at all. Military lawyers for Ramzi Binalshibh, an accused organizer of the 9/11 plot, and Mustafa al-Hawsawi, the conspiracy's alleged paymaster, say their clients have mental disorders that make them unfit for trial, likely caused or exacerbated by years of harsh confinement in Central Intelligence Agency custody. The issue already has arisen in military-commission proceedings at the military's detention facility at Guantanamo...
  • Madam reveals weasel ways of the spanking governor (Spitzer)

    02/17/2009 6:35:57 PM PST · by pissant · 15 replies · 1,591+ views
    Times UK ^ | 2/15/09 | Tony Mills
    WHEN Billie the madam met Eliot the politician, neither had any idea that within a couple of years the careers of both would be ruined and the tawdry bedroom habits of one of Americas most powerful state governors would be discussed in ignominious detail by comedians and chat-show hosts across the country. In a book detailing her improbable rise from a California trailer park to a million-dollar New York apartment, Kristin Davis, a busty blonde brothel-keeper also known as Billie, the Manhattan Madam, lays bare her relationship with Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor, who was forced to resign...
  • Saddam Warned of WTC Attack Before 9/11, Praised Bin Laden Afterwards

    03/28/2004 6:10:42 AM PST · by truthandlife · 114 replies · 12,537+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3-28-04 | Carl Limbacher
    Why did the Bush administration immediately suspect that Iraq was behind the 9/11 attacks when there was no evidence of any connection, as Richard Clarke and other Bush critics maintain? Maybe it was because there was indeed evidence, very dramatic evidence, in fact - in the form of warnings in the state-run Iraqi press that such an attack was coming, along with praise for Osama bin Laden and his kamikaze hijackers in the days after the World Trade Center was destroyed. Less than two months before 9/11, the state-controlled Iraqi newspaper "Al-Nasiriya" carried a column headlined, "America, An Obsession Called...