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  • VANITY: Where were these NeverTumps protesting the process when Mitt was around?

    07/19/2016 7:26:15 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 11 replies
    Why weren't these people specifically trying to muck up the system and going on liberal cable shows protesting their distaste for Mitt when clearly there was a NeverMitt in the form of Not Mitt groups of primary voters dissatisfied with Romney as the ultimate choice? Something doesn't add up about all of this! If there ever was a time to declare 'free the delegates' then 2012 would have been it for these people
  • Anti-Trump lawsuits planned to challenge bound delegates

    06/24/2016 1:49:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 57 replies
    Washibgton Examiner ^ | 6/24/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Members of the "Free the Delegates" movement are expected to file separate lawsuits in Arizona and Virginia on Friday, challenging the constitutional restraints on binding delegates to a candidate at next month's Republican National Convention. A source familiar with the forthcoming court filings claimed that some individuals seeking to unbind all 2,472 delegates in Cleveland next month are being intimidated by state-level GOP officials. In some cases, the source said, party leaders have threatened to revoke delegates' credentials to the national convention. Regina Thomson, who serves as executive director of Free the Delegates, could not be reached for further details....
  • “Now the Circle is Complete.”

    06/21/2016 4:41:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-21-2016 | MOTUS
    I totally forgot to congratulate Hillary on the arrival of her second grandchild! So congrats: now your legacy is complete.However, I was alarmed when I saw her arriving to meet the new grandson at Lenox hospital in New York:I kept wondering: precisely what type of “Senior Care Emergency Medical Services” were required here?And, as RobinH asked the other day, who walks like that?And who swaddles themselves like that, in head-to-toe black during the summer solstice?Well, other than Muslims…And Big Foot? “Michelle is known for her clean and classic style and she loves to wear lesser known labels. On this ocassion...
  • What to Expect When Trump Meets 900 Evangelical Leaders Tuesday

    06/19/2016 5:15:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies
    CP Politics ^ | 6/19/16 | Anugrah Kumar
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's closed-door meeting Tuesday with 900 top evangelical and social conservative leaders will be a time of questions and answers on issues such as the Supreme Court, sanctity of life and religious freedom, according to an organizer, who said a similar meeting is being discussed also with Trump's rival Hillary Clinton. "Of the more than 50,000 questions that came in, many of them focused on those three issues. Others focused on issues related to leadership, national security, and faith," Johnnie Moore, the spokesperson for My Faith Votes, a non-partisan organization focused on engaging the 25...
  • GOP insiders fear Trump will demand but not return party loyalty

    06/01/2016 6:20:32 AM PDT · by GilGil · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/1/2016 | David M. Drucker
    Donald Trump has started punishing top Republicans who don't back him, making clear they need to fall in line or face dire consequences. His loyalists and GOP voters angry with their party approve, but Republican insiders worry that it will make unity more difficult. The issue flared when Trump rebuked Gov. Susana Martinez, of New Mexico, at a recent campaign rally in Albuquerque. It was payback for Martinez criticizing Trump and refusing to share a stage with him. Republican officials were horrified that Trump would attack on the governor's home turf, a Democratic-leaning state that she has won twice. They...
  • Trump thanks North Dakota for nomination-clinching delegates, outlines U.S. energy vision

    05/26/2016 6:47:29 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 38 replies
    UPI ^ | May 26, 2016 | Doug G. Ware
    "[Hillary] Clinton can't just shut down the mines, she could shut down the whole country," Trump said of the Democratic contender Thursday. -- White House hopeful Donald Trump on Thursday finally crossed his party's finish line and secured the necessary delegate count to clinch the Republican presidential nomination, thanks to the state of North Dakota. Trump obtained delegate No. 1,237 in the Midwest state, meaning he will be the GOP's definitive candidate in the November general election to run against whomever the Democratic Party nominates -- almost certainly Hillary Clinton. Trump thanked North Dakota supporters for pushing him over the...
  • Mister 1,237: North Dakota delegate puts Trump over the top (Thanks ND John)

    05/26/2016 11:28:26 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 27 replies
    US news ^ | May 26, 2016 | Stephen Ohlemacher
    John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Trump: I'd Consider Kasich for VP

    05/04/2016 2:16:14 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 153 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 05/04/2016 | Greg Richter
    "Donald Trump, now the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee, said Wednesday he would consider Ohio Gov. John Kasich as a potential running mate."
  • If Trump Is Nominee.... [my opus]

    05/01/2016 4:50:43 PM PDT · by Calpublican · 322 replies
    Self | 5/01/05 | Calpublican
    As a 5th generation Republican and Lifelong Conservative the political events of recent years have been frustrating. None are more frustrating than this election cycle. We prayed and hoped for a real Conservative to counter the leftward pull of Obama. We wanted someone to pull the country to the right so we could possibly be, at least, center America, where we typically like to land in national politics. We have had several Conservative candidates this cycle, but many who have called themselves "Conservative" have coalesced behind a man who is the farthest thing from Conservative as is imaginable and why?...
  • American voters now agree with Donald Trump: He’s the ‘presumptive nominee’ for GOP: poll

    04/30/2016 11:03:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 114 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    When Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump declared he was the “presumptive nominee” this week, much news coverage challenged him on it. A new survey reveals that GOP voters appear to agree with Mr. Trump: 89 percent now agree that the candidate will win the nomination, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Friday. The number of Republican voters who believe Mr. Trump will be the nominee has risen by 18 percentage points in less than a week. The poll analysis cites his sweeping primary victories in New York and five other states in recent days as deciding factors. “To show...
  • I voted for Cruz

    04/26/2016 8:56:07 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 126 replies
    Me
    I voted for Cruz in the NY primary because I thought he was the most conservative candidate. But it's over. Trump is the nominee. Any contested convention with the number of delegates Trump will have will guarantee defeat in November. I will not sit at home either and let the Clintons back into the White House without a fight. I may not have voted for Trump (yet) but he is what I have to work with to defeat the Clintons and save the Supreme Court and that's what I plan on doing starting tomorrow morning. I'm all in, and that's...
  • Trump tries out for new role: Presumptive nominee

    04/20/2016 10:55:52 AM PDT · by GilGil · 136 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/20/2016 | Chris Stirewalt
    TRUMP TRIES OUT FOR NEW ROLE: PRESUMPTIVE NOMINEE The Republican nominating process has evolved for a moment just such as this: helping a damaged frontrunner stave off a challenge from a conservative insurgent and avoiding the threat of a chaotic convention. What nobody knew was that the frontrunner this year would be Donald Trump. And as Trump showed both in his remarks after his resounding victory in his home state and the promise of big money for the Republican consultant class, he is willing to try to play the part that was written for another player: Mr. Inevitability.
  • Mitch McConnell: Dem nominees for Supreme Court are never ‘moderate’

    04/07/2016 11:04:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    As President Obama makes another pitch for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Americans not to fall for the media’s characterization of Judge Garland as a “moderate.” “I’m sure he’ll repeatedly claim that his nominee is ‘moderate,’” Mr. McConnell said of the president, who is holding an event for Judge Garland at the University of Chicago law school. “Not that he means it. It’s just a useful piece of spin that’s been dutifully echoed across the expanse of the Left and in the media for years.” The previous Supreme Court nominees of...
  • Concerns About Paul Ryan Emerging Out of Ted Cruz-Created Contested Convention as Nominee (trunc)

    04/03/2016 9:35:54 AM PDT · by Mariner · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2nd, 2016 | by Julia Hahn
    In recent weeks, there has been increasing discussion about the possibility that House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)could emerge out of a brokered convention as the Republican nominee if the donor class is successful in denying Donald Trump the requisite 1,237 delegates. Just as Paul Ryan’s ascension to House Speaker represented a total repudiation of the GOP electorate by GOP lawmakers, Ryan’s selection as the Party’s nominee would similarly represent the donor class’s silencing of voters and voters’ views on immigration, trade, and foreign policy that have transformed the country and its role in the world. Regardless, many in the...
  • GOP insiders: Nominee won't be limited to winner of 8 states

    03/21/2016 1:15:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/21/16 | David M. Drucker
    The Republican Party does not require a presidential candidate to win eight states to qualify to be placed in nomination at its upcoming Cleveland convention, GOP officials say. The Republican National Committee's "Rule 40(b)" makes eligibility for the GOP nomination contingent upon winning a majority of the convention delegates in at least eight states or territories, an achievement generally accomplished by winning at least eight primary or caucus elections. However, Rule 40(b) only applied to the 2012 Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., that nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Party officials and knowledgeable sources have confirmed over the past few...
  • More GOP Senators Say They Are Willing to Meet with Obama SCOTUS Nominee

    03/17/2016 5:24:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/16/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Several more GOP senators say they are willing to meet with President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court seat left open by the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia. As Breitbart News reported earlier, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) 33%, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) 45%, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)14% said they would be willing to meet with Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. "Judge Garland is a capable and accomplished jurist," Collins said in a statement. "The White House has requested that I meet with him, and I look forward to doing so, as has...
  • Sorry Mitt RNC Rules State GOP Nominee Must Have Won 8 States to Be Considered

    03/07/2016 7:09:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/07/16 | Jim Hoft
    Sorry Mitt Romney– On FOX News Sunday this morning Rush Limbaugh pointed out that even with a brokered convention the Republican nominees must have won a majority of delegates in at least 8 states.So far only one candidate qualifies with 12 state victories – Donald Trump.So even if the GOP establishment wants to nominate a Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney they couldn’t because they have not won majority of delegates in any state let alone 8 states. This convention rule – Number 40 – was adopted at the 2012 convention. Rush said the GOP would have to change the convention...
  • Arch-terrorist Barghouti a Nobel Prize candidate

    03/05/2016 2:54:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/3/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Palestinian arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction has been submitted as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. Fatah spokesperson Fayez Abu Aita announced Barghouti's name was submitted for the Nobel Peace Prize by Adolfo Perez Esquivel of Argentina, who won the Nobel Prize back in 1980 for his human rights work. "This is a victory for the struggle of our people and an expression of the deep faith in the justice of the Palestinian issue and the legitimacy of the international Palestinian struggle to return the rights of our people," said Abu Aita....
  • NEWT GINGRICH: It’s Time for GOP to See Trump as Inevitable Nominee (VIDEO)

    02/28/2016 9:32:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/28/16 | Jim Hoft
    Newt Gingrich went on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.Newt tweeted this out to the GOP establishment on Friday after Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump.Today Newt told Maria it’s time for the GOP to wrap its arms around Donald Trump as the GOP nominee.Newt Gingrich: I thought it was very impressive both that Chris Christie endorsed him and the way he endorsed him and the things he said… I think it’s actually healthy to go for another couple of weeks but all this talk about stop Trump, Super PACs and all out assaults on Trump’s character, and so, these are...
  • Audio: Chuck Schumer has no idea how to spin what Biden

    02/23/2016 4:05:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I’ll give you the quote but you should really listen to the clip, as it’s short and oh so sweet. How often does this guy get caught by reporters with nothing coherent to say in his or his party’s defense? I thought he’d at least try arguing that Biden said what he said in June 1992 whereas Scalia’s vacancy opened up in February of this year and that makes all the difference somehow even though it actually makes no difference at all, but he doesn’t even fart out that excuse. All he can say to the fact that Obama, Biden,...
  • Obama's Federal Bench Nomination [2013]

    02/20/2016 11:13:04 AM PST · by ruthles · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/20/2013 | jake Miller
    In a move that could bring more diversity to the federal bench, President Obama nominated a Native American woman, Diane J. Humetewa, to serve on the U.S. District Court for Arizona on Thursday. Humetewa, a member of the Hopi tribe, was the U.S. attorney in Arizona between 2007 and 2009, a position to which she was nominated by former President George W. Bush at the urging of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. If the Senate confirms her nomination, she would become the only active member of a Native American tribe to serve in the federal judiciary, and the first female Native...
  • GOP showing signs of backing down from vow to block Obama SCOTUS pick

    02/16/2016 7:18:26 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 171 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/16/16 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    SenateJudiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, didn't rule out confirmation hearings and a vote by his panel on an Obama selection. "I would wait until the nominee is made before I would make any decision," Mr. Grassley said Tuesday in a conference call with Iowa radio reporters. "In other words, take it a step at a time." Asked whether he thought the controversy over filling the court vacancy might endanger his re-election chances this fall, Mr. Grassley said, "I think I have a responsibility to perform, and I can't worry about the election. I've got to do my job...
  • Obama: Who Cares if I Filibustered Alito, Republicans Have to Vote on My SCOTUS Nominee

    02/16/2016 4:14:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Life News ^ | 02/16/2016 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama respond this afternoon to promises by Senate Republicans to not allow a vote o his nominee to replace recently-deceased pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia. Obama doesn't care about the fact that he filibustered Justice Samuel Alito's nomination in an attempt to prevent the Senate from voting to confirm him, he demanded that Republicans allow a vote on his nominee. After Scalia's death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will not take up a vote on a replacement for deceased pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia until after the presidential election. Such a promise prevents pro-abortion President...
  • Ted Cruz Will Be The GOP Nominee

    01/11/2016 9:49:38 PM PST · by plewis1250 · 219 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/11/16 | Fletcher Armstrong
    "Yogi Berra said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” But here goes. Barring a major political earthquake, Ted Cruz will be the GOP nominee later this year." ... "In summary, Trump is maxed out and will decline as his voters are sobered up by thoughts of a November disaster. Cruz can pick up voters from every other camp, as people focus more and more on the candidates and the realistic alternatives. Cruz is more electable in November, has better organization, and will attract both opposition and establishment GOP voters. He has momentum, and his victory in Iowa...
  • Time to face facts: Donald Trump could very well win

    12/28/2015 1:01:19 PM PST · by xzins · 81 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 28 Dec 2015 | Matt K Lewis
    For Christmas this year, I got a lump of coal in my stocking. It came in the form of a new CNN/ORC poll, showing Donald Trump ahead. By a lot. It’s not even close. Trump gets 39 percent of the vote. Ted Cruz, the Texas senator and his nearest competitor, is at a distant 18 percent. Just as theories about his inevitable demise look premature and silly, the notion that voters were merely "flirting" with the billionaire casino magnate this summer and fall, but would later come to their senses and “marry” someone else once voting drew near, now look...
  • Trump Change: More GOP Voters Than Ever Say He’s The Man (74% LV Repubs Say Trump Wins GOP)

    10/23/2015 9:09:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 82 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 23, 2015 | Rasmussen Reports
    Bang! More Republicans than ever think Donald Trump will be their party’s presidential nominee next year. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 74% of Likely Republican Voters believe Trump is likely to end up as the GOP nominee, with 34% who say it is Very Likely. The overall finding is a 16-point jump from a week ago and up eight points from Trump’s previous high among Republicans of 66% in early September. This is also the highest number to date who see a Trump nomination as Very Likely. Just 23% of GOP voters say “The Donald” is...
  • Donald Trump: ‘I Look Forward’ Walker ‘Supporting My Campaign When I Am the Republican Nominee’

    09/22/2015 1:53:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/21/15 | Ezra Dulis
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump responded in top Donald Trump form to Scott Walker’s primary concession speech–which called on conservative candidates to coalesce against the race’s current frontrunner. “The voters have focused on my proven ability to get things done and my positive vision to Make America Great Again,” Trump said in a statement exclusive to Breitbart News. “That is why I am leading in every poll. I look forward to Governor Walker supporting my campaign when I am the Republican nominee.” Approximately 20 minutes before Walker announced he was dropping out of the race, Trump tweeted well wishes toward...
  • Mark Levin to Reveal His Top 1-3 Choices for the Republican Presidential Nominee

    05/17/2015 11:07:03 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 100 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | 5/15/15 | St. Thomas Aquinas
    Mark Levin announced on his 5/15/15 radio program that he will soon name his top one, two or three choices for the Republican presidential nominee. He said that he will be endorsing earlier than he usually does in the Republican primary process, because he wants to help prevent the RINO nominee from winning. He said that he will be announcing "soon."
  • Rule No. 1 For Picking the GOP's Presidential Nominee: This Is No Time For On-the-Job Training

    05/06/2015 2:28:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The pack of little-known Republican presidential candidates grew larger this week, raising this unasked question: Do any of them believe they have a serious chance of winning the nomination and the presidency in a political process that usually rewards high-profile figures who are widely known among the broad base of their party? There are exceptions to this rule, but more often than not, people with White House ambitions who have beaten the competition and won the highest office in the land had been working toward it for a long time. Consider Ronald Reagan who devoted years to the...
  • Police, race emerge as signature focus for AG nominee (Barf)

    02/08/2015 12:10:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    Greg Nash As the nation’s top cop, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch appears likely to make cooling the simmering tensions between police and the black community a signature issue. Lynch, now in the midst of her conformation process, is widely expected to become the first African American woman to lead the Justice Department. Her ascension to the high-profile Cabinet post would come amid public uproar over the recent police killings of unarmed black men in New York and Missouri. Lawmakers and advocates are already looking to Lynch to take a leading role in repairing the damage wrought by the...
  • Hillary Clinton keeps proving she is not qualified to be president

    01/31/2015 9:21:25 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 01/31/2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Now that Barack Obama is beginning the fourth quarter of his presidency, Democrats are increasingly dropping what they have insisted has been a facade all along – their lockstep devotion to him as the end-all, be-all of their party. As this Politico piece noted yesterday, they don’t really think he’s all that and a bag of cookies, but they have been going along with him all these years not because they belong to a party that has evolved into something resembling Europe’s socialist entities, but because he happened to be the current Democrat in the Executive Branch. Whether that’s true...
  • 'Stonewalled' author Attkisson to testify on Obama’s AG nominee

    01/26/2015 9:47:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/15 | Julian Hattem
    A former CBS investigative reporter who has filed a $35 million lawsuit against the Obama administration for hacking will be among the witnesses at a hearing on President Obama's attorney general nominee. Sharyl Attkisson has accused the Obama administration of breaking into her computer and phone after she reported stories that were critical of the administration, such as the events surrounding the 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya, and the failed “Fast and Furious” operation. She told her story in the book "Stonewalled." She will testify during this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Loretta Lynch, Obama’s...
  • Obama’s nominee for Pentagon post implicated in alleged theft of CIA documents

    12/24/2014 7:01:50 AM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 24, 2014 | Jake Gibson, James Rosen
    The Obama administration's nominee for a senior legal position at the Pentagon is one of the congressional staffers accused by Republicans and intelligence officials of stealing classified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, Fox News has learned -- and the controversy could imperil her shot at a major career promotion. Sources on Capitol Hill and in the intelligence community say Alissa Starzak, a majority staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) who has been nominated for the position of general counsel to the U.S. Army, is one of two SSCI employees accused by the panel's Republicans, and by...
  • Stacking the Deck (2016 GOP Nominee Hopefuls)

    01/18/2015 9:40:45 AM PST · by parksstp · 15 replies
    Green Papers ^ | 01-18-2015 | parksstp
    If you're not familiar with the following website, you need to. These guys have systematically all of the data concerning the delegates and nomination process for the parties and how delegates are selected, what counts, and what doesn't count. I've reviewed the list and am currently working on an IA projection map of the caucus and potential vote but waiting until the straw poll when I can start filling in candidates. Yet, when I review the total states, I find it difficult to see how the Establishment loses if they are unopposed by other Establishment candidates. Red States for the...
  • AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Had Mixed Reaction to Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

    12/04/2014 12:20:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 4, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    Loretta Lynch, who has been nominated by President Obama to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, took part in a 2007 panel discussion at Duke Law School prompted by the Duke lacrosse rape case. Lynch's comments provide insight into her mindset and raise unsettling questions about her commitment to equal justice and the rights of the accused. The event took place on September 28, 2007. The wounds were still raw for members of the Duke lacrosse team, their families, and in a sense, the entire nation. That same month, Michael Nifong, the former District Attorney who had knowingly pursued...
  • Odds on U.S Republican Nominee -- for the punter's.

    11/25/2014 6:40:18 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 25 replies
    Easy Odds ^ | 2014 | Easy Odds
    Odds on U.S GOP 2016 nominee. Date: Uncertain Highlights ======= Jeb Bush 3-1 Rand Paul 5-1 Scott Walker 10-1 Ted Cruz 16-1 Mike Huckabee 28-1 Sarah Palin 33-1
  • Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch is Soft on Political Corruption

    11/17/2014 11:29:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | November 17, 2014 | NLPC Staff
    Loretta Lynch, President Obama's choice to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, has an especially weak record of investigating and prosecuting political corruption. Moreover, her longstanding ties to the New York political machine have limited her independence as a prosecutor. Lynch, who currently serves as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has watched as Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the neighboring Southern District of New York, has prosecuted case after case. And Bharara would not have acted except for a slew of newspaper headlines about political corruption generated by the National Legal and Policy Center....
  • Questions for the Nominee

    11/13/2014 4:41:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Within hours of realizing that his party lost control of the U.S. Senate last week, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch, the chief federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., and an outstanding and apolitical professional, to be the next attorney general. The current attorney general, Eric Holder, resigned last month. Lynch is sure to be confirmed by either the present Democratic-controlled Senate this fall or by the newly constituted Republican-controlled Senate early next year -- and she should be. But the process of confirming her should capture the interest of all Americans concerned about the loss of personal freedoms in our present-day...
  • GOP blocks key Obama court nominee in Senate vote

    11/12/2013 6:00:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked another of President Barack Obama's picks for one of the nation's top courts on Tuesday, the latest skirmish in a nominations battle that has intensified partisan tensions in the chamber. The vote derailed Obama's selection of Georgetown University law professor Cornelia Pillard to fill one of three vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The roll call was 56-41 in favor of ending GOP procedural delays that have blocked Pillard from winning confirmation — four short of the 60 votes Democrats needed.
  • Gen. Boykin: U.N. Ambassador-Nominee Samantha Power a Threat to America’s Sovereignty

    07/03/2013 3:58:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 3, 2013 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Joining other conservatives who oppose President Barack Obama’s nomination of Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin said Power’s “track record” shows that she would like to “cede our sovereignty” to that globalist institution. “Samantha Power’s attitude that we need to cede our sovereignty to the United Nations is very misguided and very dangerous as far as I’m concerned,” Boykin said at the National Press Club on Wednesday Boykin said the U.N. is not concerned with the individual rights and liberties of Americans as enshrined in the Declaration of...
  • Whistle-blower: Special forces could have saved Americans in Benghazi

    05/06/2013 6:41:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/2013 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. special operations forces in Libya could have saved Americans killed in the attack last Sept. 11 on the consulate in Benghazi but were told to stand down, a State Department whistle-blower has told congressional investigators. The testimony by Gregory Hicks, who will appear before a House panel on Wednesday, contradicts previous testimony by administration officials who have said all U.S. forces in Libya were deployed the night of the attack. Hicks was in Tripoli during the attack and became the top U.S. diplomat in Libya when Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. He said the special operations team was ready...
  • Obama’s Former DHS Nominee: Boston Bombers Are Murderers Not Terrorists (Video)

    04/22/2013 10:04:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/22/13 | Jim Hoft
    Good grief. Another Obama-linked nutcase. Obama’s former DHS nominee, Philip Mudd, told Chris Wallace yesterday on Fox News Sunday are more like murderers and not terrorists. “I would charge these guys as murders not terrorists,.”
  • Obama’s Energy nominee: We need carbon tax to double or triple energy cost

    03/25/2013 2:34:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Examiner ^ | 3/25/13 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s Energy secretary nominee regards a carbon tax as one of the simplest ways to move the energy industry towards clean technologies, though he notes that government would have to come up with a plan to mitigate the burden this tax places on poor people, who would pay the most. “Ultimately, it has to be cheaper to capture and store it than to release it and pay a price,” MIT professor and Energy nominee Ernest Moniz told the Switch Energy Project in an interview last year. “If we start really squeezing down on carbon dioxide over the next few...
  • Sen. Paul holds floor for hours in filibuster of CIA nominee, over drone concerns

    03/06/2013 11:21:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    FOX ^ | 3/6/13 | FOX
    Sen. Rand Paul launched into an old-fashioned filibuster on the Senate floor Wednesday as he tried to hold up the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director over concerns about the president’s authority to kill Americans with drones. Paul, R-Ky., is one of several lawmakers – on both sides of the aisle – who has raised concerns about the legal justification for launching drone strikes against Americans overseas. But Paul took to the floor after receiving a statement from Attorney General Eric Holder that creaked open the door to the possibility of using a drone to kill an American inside...
  • Young Pakistani Activist Nominated for Nobel Prize

    02/09/2013 2:56:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/13
    Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani activist who was the target of an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012 has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by three members of the Norwegian parliament from the ruling Labor Party. Yousufzai is a vocal advocate for women's education and rights. She was shot in the head by Taliban terrorists but survived...
  • Orthodox Jews Angered by Obama Nominee

    05/14/2012 8:11:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    BBreitbart ^ | 5/14/12 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    A former U.S. Attorney appointed by President Obama who previously came under scrutiny by the Jewish Orthodox community may soon be confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a federal judgeship, after she received a majority vote from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Stephanie Rose, 39, was recently nominated for a lifetime appointment by President Obama in the Southern District of Iowa. Rose’s appointment is controversial within the Orthodox Jewish community because of her previous involvement in the prosecution of Sholom Rubashkin, the former CEO of a now-bankrupt, Iowa-based Kosher meatpacking company that was accused of employing hundreds of illegal immigrants and...
  • I am voting pro-Constitution (and Ron Paul) [Vanity]

    05/03/2012 5:00:51 PM PDT · by bravedog · 47 replies
    Well, I am voting for Ron Paul in the Texas primaries. He is the only way to stop Romney. Hear me out before you zot me. I really think that this is the correct call. First and foremost, we need to remove Obama from his throne. I think this should be our number one priority, and believe it or not, Ron Paul polls several points higher than Romney against Obama. I have been checking the polls, and it looks like youth and independents are flocking to Paul. Obama must go. Second, Ron Paul is 100% pro-life. This is a very...
  • Constitution Party President Nominee Former 6 Term Congressman Virgil Goode's Speech

    04/23/2012 10:08:12 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 7 replies
    C Span/Constitution Party Convention ^ | April 23, 2012 | Steelers6
    The CSPAN video of his acceptance speech from Nashville on Saturday.
  • What if California decides the GOP nominee?

    02/24/2012 1:57:09 PM PST · by landsbaum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Here’s a bit of not too-far-fetched musing: What if the Party That Can’t Pick A King, aka Republicans, still hasn’t given any one candidate enough delegates to win the nomination by June 5? Then California could pick the Republican nominee for president. All by itself. Now, imagine that California Republicans make themselves king makers. What will that mean? ...
  • GOP, What’s Your Hurry? - Obama wants GOP to give him an opponent as quickly as possible

    01/10/2012 3:02:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 10, 2012 | Jordon Gehrke
    Republicans do not need to nominate a candidate anytime soon. On the contrary, if they want to beat President Obama, they should take their time before settling on a nominee. In January of 2010, Harry Reid looked like a “dead man walking” politically. Fourteen percent of Nevadans were unemployed, and he was having a hard time getting above 43 percent in most polls. There was only one way he could win: destroy his Republican opponent before he or she ever got out of the blocks. [snip] Ending the primary season early simply allows Team Obama more time to focus their...