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  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • Republican Race Tightens Nationally; Clinton Still Solid (PPP Poll)

    02/04/2016 8:24:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | February 4, 2016 | Staff
    PPP’s newest national poll finds the race on the Republican side tightening considerably in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise loss in Iowa on Monday night. Trump’s lead has fallen to just 4 points- he’s at 25% to 21% each for Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, 11% for Ben Carson, 5% each for Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and the now departed Rand Paul, 3% each for Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina, and 1% for Jim Gilmore. Rick Santorum had literally zero supporters on our final poll including him.
  • Aspiring NJ Cop Finally Gets His Firearms Privileges Restored

    02/05/2016 9:05:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Gabriella Hoffman
    A small but important Second Amendment victory was handed to one aspiring cop in New Jersey last week.A former private security guard, Josey-Davis had his firearms privileges restored on January 29, 2016, after a being arrested in September 2013 and subsequently charged with a felony. Josey-Davis is one of many people whose lives have been adversely affected by draconian anti-gun laws in deep-blue states. His miraculous victory—which has been largely ignored by civil rights groups and the media—is a repudiation of gun control policies that criminalize legal gun owners like him. Then a private security guard, Josey-Davis was charged with...
  • NJ Man who Shoots 3 Problem Bears gets $4,000+ Fines and Fees

    02/05/2016 5:48:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In October, 2014, a 76-year-old New Jersey resident shot three problem bears on his property. One was an adult sow that was on his deck and looking in through his sliding glass door. The location of the two juvenile bears when they were shot, is disputed, but was either on the deck or close to it. Bears are more dangerous as they are larding up for the winter hibernation.Bears that display this level of familiarity with humans, who associate humans with food, are a severe problems waiting to happen. It is why the conservation community has come up with...
  • New Hampshire poll: Trump on top, Rubio in second: Trump 29, Rubio 18, Cruz 13, Kasich 12

    02/04/2016 2:29:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/04/2016 | By Jennifer Agiesta,
    Donald Trump continues to hold a wide lead among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/WMUR tracking poll, with the pack vying for second place is beginning to break up. Behind Trump's field-leading 29% support, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio climbs to second place with 18% following his strong third place finish in Iowa, followed by Ted Cruz (13%) and John Kasich (12%) in a near-tie for third. Jeb Bush holds fifth place at 10%, a hair behind Cruz and Kasich, with Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina well behind at 4% each. The fight for second...
  • Trump: Politicians are 'full of s---'

    02/04/2016 1:41:04 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-4-2016 | Bradford Richardson
    February 4, 2016 Trump: Politicians are 'full of s---' by Bradford Richardson Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't want to be politically incorrect, but he can't stop himself from saying politicians are "full of sh*t." "These people - I'd like to use really foul language," Trump said at a rally in Exeter, N.H. "I won't do it. I was going to say they're really full of sh*t. But I won't say that." "No, it's true. It's true. I won't say it. I won't say it. But they are," he added. "But I won't say that because it's too...
  • Kitchen sink time: NH foes slam Rubio as an unelectable “lightweight” career politician

    02/04/2016 1:38:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Thought you’d want to see what’s flying around New England and online today as Bush, Cruz, Kasich, and Christie (but not Trump, oddly) empty the chamber at Rubio to try to deny him another momentum-boosting showing in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Four clips for you below, in order: A new ad from a pro-Cruz Super PAC comparing the “lightweight” to Peter Pan; a “Rubio = Obama” compilation clip being touted by Kasich advisor John Weaver; a snippet from MSNBC this morning of Christie hinting that Rubio’s no-exceptions position on abortion makes him unelectable; and an interview with Jeb Bush...
  • 'Gay conversion' therapists find safe haven in Israel

    02/04/2016 12:25:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2016 11:57 AM EST | Daniel Estrin
    A leading American Jewish group promoting therapy it said could turn gays to heterosexuals was ordered shut in December by a New Jersey court, amid growing efforts in the U.S. to curb the generally discredited practice. But therapists with ties to the shuttered group say they have found a haven for their work in Israel. Israel's Health Ministry advises against so-called "gay conversion" or "reparative" therapy, calling it scientifically dubious and potentially dangerous, but no law limits it. In Israel, practitioners say their services are in demand, mostly by Orthodox Jewish men trying to reduce their same-sex attractions so they...
  • Shock PPP national poll: Trump 25, Cruz 21, Rubio 21

    02/04/2016 9:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Cruz’s numbers here aren’t a shock — he’s been in the high teens and low twenties for awhile — but Trump hasn’t dipped as low as 25 percent in a national poll since November and Rubio hasn’t seen a number as high as 21 percent since … ever. That makes some righty poll-watchers nervous since PPP’s credibility has been attacked in the past. Not only are they liberal, they were the subject of a famous critique of their methodology by Nate Cohn in TNR a few years ago. If you’re looking to throw out this result, which no other...
  • Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Team Up on a Mutual Target: Marco Rubio

    02/04/2016 9:37:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/04/2016 | By MICHAEL BARBARO and JONATHAN MARTIN
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Frustrated and flailing as his candidacy threatens to slip away, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is embarking on a scalding effort over the next week to discredit Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the man he blames for undermining his campaign and whose ascendancy he deeply resents. And Mr. Christie has a secret ally: Jeb Bush. Mr. Christie, whose White House hopes hinge on a strong showing in New Hampshire, is unleashing the kind of cutting and personal attacks that brought him renown in New Jersey but that pose a far greater risk in a presidential campaign,...
  • New Hampshire Poll

    02/04/2016 9:37:19 AM PST · by scooby321 · 66 replies
    Umass- Lowell ^ | 02-05-2016 | Tracking Poll
    4 day Tracking Poll
  • Megyn Kelly Praises Marco Rubio: ‘You Are Very Smooth’

    02/03/2016 11:18:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 3, 2016 | Charlie Spierling
    Fox News host Megyn Kelly defended Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) after Chris Christie accused the freshman senator of being too scripted and avoiding tough questions on the campaign trail. “Do you take offense at him calling you a boy, a boy in a bubble?” Kelly asked Rubio during an interview with him on the campaign trail in New Hampshire.
  • PSEG Plans $1.6B in New Gas-Fired Projects

    02/03/2016 5:02:37 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | 01/29/2016 | Power Engineering
    Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) is planning a $1.6 billion investment in new gas-fired projects in the coming years. PSEG Power President and COO William Levis tells Reuters the company is taking advantage of the "low gas-price environment" by building combined-cycle plants in Maryland and New Jersey. The company is also looking into building a new 500-MW gas-fired facility by summer 2019 at the site of its 383-MW coal plant in Bridgeport, Connecticut - the state's only coal facility - which PSEG has agreed to close in 2021.
  • New Hampshire poll shows Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders with big leads (Trump +26%, Sanders +31%)

    02/02/2016 5:56:10 AM PST · by Red Steel · 83 replies
    MassLive ^ | February 01, 2016 at 9:15 AM | Shira Schoenberg
    The first in a series of daily tracking polls leading up to the New Hampshire primary finds Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders holding huge leads among Granite State voters. The poll, released Monday by UMass Lowell, found Trump leading the Republican race by 26 percentage points. Sanders leads among Democrats by 31 percentage points. The poll results are consistent with other recent surveys that have found Sanders and Trump in the lead, although the UMass Lowell poll has both Trump and Sanders leading by larger margins than other recent polls. New Hampshire will hold the nation's first primary next Tuesday,...
  • Where Does Bernie Sanders Stand on Israel?

    02/02/2016 7:10:52 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | unknown
    Prodded into discussing Israel’s conduct during the Gaza conflict, and interrupted for a second time by an angry attendee, Sanders told the man: "Shut up. You don’t have the microphone." The question that had preceded the eruption was from a woman who wanted to hear more from her senator about his position. He had recently abstained in a vote on Senate Resolution 498, which expressed support for Israel defending itself against "unprovoked rocket attacks" from Hamas. Sanders was one of the 21 members who didn't sign the unanimously passed resolution. While his eventual response didn't satisfy Israel's most ardent supporters...
  • In Poconos, Mysterious Turkish Cleric Shrouded in Mystery

    02/02/2016 9:39:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 1 February 2016
    The influential Muslim cleric lives quietly on a gated 26-acre compound in the Pocono Mountains, where he prays, works, meets admirers and watches from afar as terrorism accusations that have landed him on Turkey’s most-wanted list unfold in court. Rarely seen in public, Fethullah Gulen has long been one of Turkey’s most important scholars, with multitudes of followers in his native country and around the world. More recently, Turkey’s increasingly autocratic president, Recip Erdogan, has accused Gulen of plotting to overthrow the officially secular government from his Pennsylvania idyll some 5,000 miles away. Gulen’s supporters call the charge baseless and,...
  • Which type of President do we need?

    02/01/2016 10:07:50 AM PST · by mirvin · 36 replies
    Self | 02/01/2016 | MIRVIN
    Hamiltonian, Wilsonian, Jeffersonian, or Jacksonian?
  • New York Times: Jeb Bush 'Savaged' By Donald Trump

    02/01/2016 7:26:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/1/16 | Dr Susan Berry
    Bloomberg News' former top editor, Al Hunt, says GOP candidate Jeb Bush has been "savaged" by Washington-outsider Donald Trump. Alongside various self-inflicted mistakes and hits from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), "Jeb Bush suffered most from being savaged by Mr. Trump, the billionaire developer, who derided him, insulted his family ties and mocked him with the lasting epithet that he was 'low energy,'" Hunt writes in a column at the New York Times. Hunt explains that Bush missed an opportunity in the first half of 2015 to define himself as a reform candidate and to showcase conservative credentials that appeal to...
  • These GOP Candidates Can't Leave Iowa Quickly Enough (Jeb Bush to flee Iowa early)

    01/31/2016 7:49:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/31/16 | BRAD MIELKE
    After more than a year of prognostication and punditry, the Iowa caucuses will finally get underway Monday night. But don't expect Republican candidates Jeb Bush, Chris Christie or John Kasich to linger over the results. They'll already be in New Hampshire. -snip- Bush, after predicting an Iowa win back in May, denied his travel plans had anything to do with his plummeting poll numbers, saying his flight out of Iowa was "just a matter of logistics." "You guys control expectations. I can't control what I can't control," the former Florida governor said. Bush tersely noted some reporters were already referring...
  • Financial woes may loom for some GOP candidates (Jeb to report 4Q fundraising collapse later today)

    01/31/2016 8:02:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    AP PBS ^ | 1/31/16 | JULIE BYKOWICZ
    Money may be growing tight for four Republican presidential hopefuls clustered under Donald Trump and Ted Cruz - just when they're about to need it the most. Financial reports coming out Sunday will reveal those who began the year with enough cash to put their long-range campaign plans into motion. -snip- The financial health of the campaigns of Christie, Kasich, Bush and Rubio is critically important because they're competing not only with each other, but with Trump, a billionaire who has vowed to spend whatever it takes to win, and Cruz, who began the year with $19 million in the...
  • The Jeb Bush Hatchet Man Who Might Accidentally Elect Donald Trump (Mike Murphy)

    01/31/2016 7:20:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1/30/16 | McKay Coppins Christopher Massie
    If Donald Trump ends up on stage this July formally accepting the GOP presidential nomination, don't be surprised if everyone from Washington Republicans to Twitter conservatives gathers outside the convention arena in Cleveland to burn Mike Murphy in effigy. -snip- Perhaps unsurprisingly, some disgruntled donors have struggled to keep their displeasure with Murphy to themselves. As one nameless Bush backer grumbled to Politico during the latest round of venting in the media, "You might as well light all this money on fire." -snip- Now, with the spectre of the Trumpocalypse looming over the GOP on the eve of the Iowa...
  • Jeb Bush: We Need to Control Border By Politely Asking Illegals to Leave (Jan 2015 Flashback)

    01/31/2016 7:27:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/25/15 | PAM KEY
    This weekend in San Francisco while speaking to the National Automobile Dealers Association, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said, "First and foremost we need to control our border." "The 40 percent of the people that have come here illegally came with a legal visa and overstayed their bounds," he added. "We ought to be able to figure out where they are and politely ask them to leave."
  • We Need "Constitution Strong", Not "Christie Weak"

    It's Republican presidential primary "game time", and where the party's candidates stand on the proper role of judges in our representative democracy could not be a more important - or, in most respects, a more unifying - issue. All GOP contenders understand that the next president will shape the U.S. Supreme Court and appeals courts for the next decade, and possibly the next generation, given the ages of jurists and philosophical breakdowns on these courts. The Republican candidates all also share the same view of the judge's role in our system of government. They say they want judges who will...
  • An Indictment Against Conservative Media

    01/31/2016 9:32:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 94 replies
    RedState ^ | January 31, 2016 | Susan Wright
    ...At this very critical juncture in our history, while our nation and our liberties have been ravaged by the Obama years, and life as we know it in this nation hangs precariously by a thread, Fox News, Limbaugh, Levin, and Hannity have gambled with our future, knowing we have no collateral to back up the game. For months, these fair weather friends of conservatism have heaped slovenly, starry-eyed adoration on Donald Trump. Trump - that gilded toad, who's conservative history began at about the time he decided to run as a Republican has been shoved in our faces from the...
  • 10 N.J. legislators in center of storm over unauthorized trip to Cuba

    01/31/2016 9:18:47 AM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    — Angry Cuban exiles in New Jersey are demanding state Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto condemn a trip 10 state lawmakers quietly made to Cuba this week, an action they say legitimizes that government's oppressive regime. Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo said Friday that American tourism "props up a murderous regime with every penny they spend in Cuba." "I would like to see every Cuban American legislator come out strongly and condemn this trip," said Rendo, who was born in the communist country.
  • Carson Seeks to Illuminate the "Civilization-Jihad" in Debate

    01/30/2016 2:20:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Kyle Shideler
    For those of us who focus daily on Islamist activities in the United States and threat they pose to both U.S security and constitutional freedoms, presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's invocation at the Fox Republican Debate of the threat posed by "civilization Jihad" was a breath of fresh air following a series of primary debates which have in large measure devolved into discussions of which candidate has the most aggressive kinetic approach to Islamic terrorism. An approach that, 15 years after 9/11, has proven largely unsuccessful. Carson referred specifically to the phrase, "civilization jihad" because it is mentioned in the...
  • Total War: Trump Goes After ‘Psycho’ Manchester Union Leader

    01/29/2016 4:34:37 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29, 2016 | John Nolte
    For those of us who have been waiting decades for a Republican presidential candidate to figure out that the Establishment Media is already at war with us, Donald Trump is not only an answer to that prayer but an effective answer. After just taking down the once-infallible Fox News a notch, in New Hampshire Friday, The Donald eviscerated New Hampshire’s Union Leader. The New York Times: Mr. Trump has denounced the paper repeatedly since it endorsed Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey for president, but on Friday he let loose with a new and more intense stream of invective against...
  • Chance to Reset the Republican Race (NYT endorses John Kasich)

    01/30/2016 8:44:14 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01/30/2016 | The Editorial Board
    The battle to be the Republican choice for president has been nasty, brutish and anything but short. The hope among some Republicans is that the Iowa caucuses on Monday and the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 9 will promote a candidate who can appeal to the half of their electorate that doesn‘t support the two current front-runners. Those two, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are equally objectionable for different reasons. Mr. Trump has neither experience in nor interest in learning about national security, defense or global trade. Even unemployment figures, which he’s pegged at 23 or 42 percent (the correct...
  • Robber’s Famous Last Words: ‘I Thought You Couldn’t Own A Gun In New Jersey’

    01/28/2016 7:48:17 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    A Newark, New Jersey deli owner who shot and killed an armed man will not face charges, police and prosecutors say. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray as well as Newark Police Director Eugene Venable say that the owner of the deli had a permit for the gun that he used to defend himself. New Jersey is notorious for having some of the strictest gun regulations in the nation. The robber apparently thought that meant there was no legal way for his would-be victims to arm themselves. According to Guns.buzz, Mark Robinson’s last words inside the New Neighborhood Deli Supermarket...
  • New Jersey Gov. Christie backs Atlantic City takeover plan

    01/27/2016 3:40:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:04pm EST | Daniel Kelley
    Atlantic City's local officials backed a revised plan proposed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday that called for the city to be rescued through additional layers of state oversight and new revenue sources. The plan, which Christie introduced with state Senate President Steve Sweeney and Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian by his side, combines elements of previous proposals to save the distressed gambling hub. [...] Christie's joint plan on Tuesday, which he said he wants to get cleared by the end of February, would allow the state to restructure city debt and terminate municipal contracts, including with labor...
  • POLL: Without Trump 83% Say They WILL NOT Watch GOP Debate

    01/27/2016 9:45:16 AM PST · by Mariner · 120 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 27th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Panic Time for FOX and GOP…. FOX News host Greta Van Susteren asked her conservative viewers if they will tune in to Thursday’s GOP debate now that Donald Trump has announced he will not participate.
  • As Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Soar, G.O.P. Leaders Exasperation Grows

    01/26/2016 8:24:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/26/16 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Republican leaders are growing alarmed by the ferocious ways the party's mainstream candidates for president are attacking one another, and they fear that time is running out for any of them to emerge as a credible alternative to Donald J. Trump or Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Leaders of the Republican establishment, made up of elected officials, lobbyists and donors, are also sending a message to the mainstream candidates, such as former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, that they should withdraw from the race if they do not show strength soon. The members of the party establishment are growing impatient...
  • George Will: Beating Hillary Less Important Than Stopping Trump

    12/24/2015 12:29:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | December 24, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    As the end of the year approaches, Donald Trump is solidly ensconced at the top of the Republican polls nationally. The man just behind him? Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) , an establishment bugaboo. The establishment’s favorite candidate, Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) , is currently running far behind in national polling, a distant third in Iowa, and in a deadlock with Cruz and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for second in New Hampshire. Panic time. So, here’s the establishment roundup for Christmas week. If You Support Donald Trump, You Want to Lose. Earlier this week, Bret Stephens of The...
  • [2014 + 1994] Atlantic City Wants to Bulldoze a Home to Benefit a Casino

    01/25/2016 1:11:46 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 93 replies
    reason.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Damon Root
    In 1994 a New Jersey state agency known as the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) tried to seize the home of an elderly widow named Vera Coking, who lived just off of Atlantic City's famous beachfront boardwalk. In place of Coking's modest residence, state officials envisioned a new limousine parking lot for the neighboring Trump Plaza, the high-rise hotel and casino owned and operated by real estate tycoon Donald Trump. Thankfully, this preposterous attempt to wield eminent domain on Trump's behalf was struck down in court. "What has occurred here is analogous to giving Trump a blank check with respect...
  • JFK allowed passengers arriving on international flight to exit without going through Customs

    01/25/2016 6:37:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 01/23/16 | Victoria Bekiempis, Denis Slattery
    Passengers arriving at Kennedy Airport on an international flight were allowed to exit the busy hub without going through Customs -- for at least the second time in recent months, the Daily News has learned. Bumbling airline and security officials let travelers on American Airlines Flight 1223 from Cancun, Mexico, out of the airport on Monday morning without having their passports or bags checked, sources told The News. The security lapse mirrored a similar incident involving another American Airlines flight in November. A 34-year-old man who had been in Cancun to attend three Phish concerts told The News he was...
  • Trump Spokesperson Says Ted Cruz Eminent Domain Attack Ad ‘Outright Lies’

    01/24/2016 12:44:34 PM PST · by dynoman · 235 replies
    Breit Bart ^ | 1-23-16 | by Michael Patrick Leahy
    "The ad is very misleading. In fact, it outright lies about a widow's home being bulldozed," Pierson tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. "When you look at the facts, there is a process in place for eminent domain which was followed in this instance. Ms. Coking ended up keeping her property for years, because Mr. Trump didn't purchase it, and it ended up saving him a fortune," Pierson adds. In 2014, 16 years after the court battle ended and several years after Coking moved to California, her grandson sold the house at auction for $530,000, far less than Trump...
  • Is Bloomberg out to ruin Hillary Clinton’s party?

    01/24/2016 6:08:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | Ellen Clegg
    With polls showing a surge by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in early-voting states, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is weighing a presidential bid as an independent, third-party candidate, the New York Times reported Saturday. Bloomberg, the popular former mayor of New York City, has sent up trial balloons before. But this time he seems concerned enough about the rise of candidates on the fringes of both parties - and Hillary Clinton's weakness in Iowa and New Hampshire - to assemble advisers and set down plans. In fact, Bloomberg is reportedly even studying up on past third-party runs by H. Ross Perot...
  • Donald Trump op-ed: My vision for a Culture of Life

    01/23/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by ironman · 275 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Let me be clear - I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I build things. There is...
  • Donald Trump noticeably absent from GOP candidates standing for life on anniversary of Roe

    01/24/2016 2:09:17 AM PST · by Sun · 133 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Jan. 22, 2016 | Kristi Burton Brown
    On the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, many GOP presidential contenders were not silent. While Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton continue to defend the horrors of abortion, Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson took to social media. Recognizing the tragedy of over 58 million lives lost, these candidates explained why they stand for life. Donald Trump, however, has been silent on abortion, the March for Life, and Roe v. Wade all day. He is the only GOP front runner to avoid making a statement. Issues concerning Trump’s pro-abortion past continue...
  • Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings

    01/21/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 192 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 21, 2016 | Weather.com
    Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm's impact as it carves a path from the nation's heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday. As of Thursday morning, just over 73 million people – or roughly one in every four...
  • De Blasio delivering on policy, stumbling on politics

    01/20/2016 9:57:22 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 1 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/20/16 | Who Cares
    NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio loped into a Brooklyn homeless shelter one day late last month, eager to demonstrate his command over a mushrooming homeless crisis that had already forced out two of his top advisers. Folding his 6-foot-5 frame in half, the Democratic mayor crouched down to hand out gifts to children, praised his team for “extraordinary work” and then faced a pack of reporters, one of whom asked why it took “so long” to make homelessness “a top priority.” “It’s been a priority from the beginning,” de Blasio insisted before adding, “No administration has cracked the...
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • Christie's Iowa comeback plan: Branstad, Branstad, Branstad

    01/10/2016 10:17:36 PM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/08/16 04:30 PM EST | Daniel Strauss
    Nobody expects Chris Christie to win Iowa, but he does have an ace card up his sleeve: The tacit support of longtime moderate Gov. Terry Branstad, whose vast political network remains the state's most coveted human resource. Christie's goal in Iowa, according to multiple people familiar with his plans, is to do better than expected by taking votes away from Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio -- his chief competitors in the Republican primary's crowded establishment lane. Beating Bush and giving a scare to Rubio, the thinking inside his orbit goes, would give the New Jersey governor a head of steam...
  • Oh my: New poll of New Hampshire puts John Kasich at 20%, just seven points behind Trump

    01/19/2016 12:59:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2016 | AllahPundit
    A Trump/Kasich two-man race for the nomination would, I think, trigger the End Times. And I’m an atheist. I’m not even supposed to believe in the End Times.Are there any conservative voters left in this party?Among Republican voters who say they’re definitely going to vote, Trump leads Kasich by … two points, 24/22. I know what the data nerds are going to say: “That’s an ARG poll and ARG has a C- rating for accuracy from FiveThirtyEight.” Fair enough. Discard it if you like but you can’t ignore the trend in New Hampshire. Go have a look at how...
  • Donald Trump Threatens to Sue Washington Post

    01/19/2016 10:08:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 19, 2016 | Joe Otterson
    Donald Trump may be looking to get litigious with the Washington Post after the newspaper published an article detailing the bankruptcy of the billionaire presidential candidate's Atlantic City casino. When asked to discuss the details of the Taj Mahal's failure in the early '90s, Trump said, "This was not personal. This was a corporate deal. If you write this one, I'm suing you."
  • What's Driving the Establishment's Preference for Trump over Cruz?

    01/18/2016 11:31:53 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | January 18, 2016 | David French
    Two weeks ago, I assumed that - as candidates such as Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and John Kasich floundered - the GOP establishment would migrate to Marco Rubio and then Ted Cruz before coalescing around Donald Trump if and only if he emerged as the inevitable nominee. I may be wrong. Simply put, I keep underestimating establishment distaste for Cruz. In conversations with establishment figures I respect - people who love this country and have nothing substantial to lose from either a Trump or Cruz presidency - I'm detecting a preference for Trump. Erick Erickson has written that this preference...
  • Private Jet en route from Anchorage to Des Moines tonight [vanity]

    01/18/2016 5:48:41 PM PST · by springwater13 · 460 replies
    Palin is arriving to endorse Trump. You heard it here first.
  • Donald Trump: I’m going to win N.J., Pa. and possibly N.Y.

    01/18/2016 9:57:40 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/15/2016 | David Sherfinski
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump predicted Friday that he can expand the electoral map into states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and possibly even New York, saying there will be "the largest turnout in the history of this country." "I'm going to win states that they never thought of winning," Mr. Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "I mean, I think I have a chance of winning New York state, as an example." "Can you imagine if we ever won New York? Nobody even thinks about that when they do the polls," he said. "Plus we're going to win West Virginia...
  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 1:10:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17, 2016 | Luz Lazo, Washington Post
    Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at airports and other locations including the Mall, to bring attention to their campaign for better wages, the Service Employees International Union said. The actions are the latest in the airport workers' campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections. They're also protesting threats against their efforts to unionize....
  • Apple iPhone ban? New York looks to outlaw sale of encrypted smartphones[$2,500 Fine]

    01/15/2016 10:38:03 AM PST · by Theoria · 78 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Liam Tung
    A proposed bill in New York seeks to require that all smartphones sold in the state can be decrypted or unlocked and proposes hefty fines for vendors failing to comply.The proposed law marks the latest effort by lawmakers to make it easier for law enforcement to access and read encrypted data stored on smartphones. Should the proposed bill successfully pass through New York's state assembly and senate, Apple and Google could face fines of $2,500 per device sold in the state after January 1, 2016, if a retailer knowingly sold a smartphone that could not be unlocked or decrypted by...