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  • No Senator Cruz, Donald Trump does NOT want Single Payer health care.

    02/11/2016 5:24:52 PM PST · by dynoman · 77 replies
    C. Steven Tucker | February 11, 2016 | C. Steven Tucker
    During the last two decades I have read everything I could get my hands on pertaining to health care policy. I also spent the longest two weeks of my entire life reading the PPACA – Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act – shortly after it was passed into law on March 23, 2010. I have also appeared on television,radio, and written expert commentary on health care policy on this blog and for professional business journals around the country. If there is one thing I know it is health care policy and if there is another thing I know it is...
  • Cruz denies Trump accusation over 'push polls'

    02/11/2016 5:38:25 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/2016 | NICK GASS and BURGESS EVERETT
    Ted Cruz denied all knowledge of robocalls being made in South Carolina on Thursday after Donald Trump accused the Texas senator's "people" of "doing very sleazy and dishonest 'pushpolls' on me." "I have no idea. We had nothing to do with them. I don't know what they were. We had nothing to do with them. So I had read reports of what is being said but somebody else is doing them, not us," Cruz told reporters before a rally with Glenn Beck in Fort Mill. Brian Phillips, the Cruz team's rapid-response director, tweeted an hour after Trump's initial accusatory tweet,...
  • Must See Video: Resident of Calais Speaks Out on the Muslim Colonization

    02/11/2016 4:22:15 PM PST · by Bon mots · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb | Simone
    If you have not seen this video yet, it is a 'MUST WATCH'. It's a heart breaking description of how a government can destroy a city and a people. If ever there was an example of why a free people need 1st and 2nd amendment style protection, this is it. Please watch it all. ↑ Click to see the full video ↑
  • The Unexpected Breadth of Donald Trump's Appeal

    02/12/2016 3:36:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | Conor Friedersdorf
    Since the Granite State is so white, it didn't test the candidate's performance among minorities. But Trump proved an ability to best all his rivals among the following groups: Women. He got 33 percent of their vote. The runner up, John Kasich, got 16 percent. All ages. He won among 18-to-29-year-olds, 30-to-44-year-olds, 45-to-64-year-olds, and 65-and-over, his worst demographic, where he still won 31 percent of the vote. He did better in the city and the suburbs than in rural areas, but won all three locales. He won among voters with college degrees and among those with graduate degrees. He won...
  • FIX IS IN: PBS Moderators Ignore Clinton Scandals

    02/12/2016 3:40:49 AM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Peter Schweizer
    So let me get this straight: on the same day that the Washington Post reports that the State Department issued subpoenas to a family foundation bearing Hillary Clinton's name as part of a federal investigation, the PBS debate moderators didn't ask her about it.
  • REPORT: Megyn Kelly & Bill O’Reilly at War After She Slams His Show on National TV

    02/11/2016 8:16:40 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 107 replies
    For many months, Fox News and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump have been at each other's throats. Trump has claimed that Fox News personality Megyn Kelly hasn't been fair to him, and Fox has said that Trump's accusations are baseless. New York Magazine reported that this little spat may be causing some further complications within the Fox News network. Reportedly Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly are at each other's throats over Trump and Kelly's increasing popularity. Despite angering many people with her treatment of Trump, Kelly's popularity in Republican circles has actually grown, and she is now at the center...
  • Candice Bergen Says Her Date with Donald Trump Was 'Short' - but She Does Remember His Burgundy Limo

    02/12/2016 9:16:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 60 replies
    People ^ | February 12, 2016 | Maggie Parker
    Candice Bergen could have been a Trump. "We had a blind date in college," the actress told PEOPLE at the American Songbook Gala Thursday evening in New York City about her brief encounter with Donald Trump.
  • 113-foot blade falls off New York windmill, lands in field

    02/12/2016 8:26:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 8:06 AM EST
    An energy company says it's trying to determine why a 113-foot-long blade fell off a windmill in central New York. [...] Town official say they believe a bolt may have failed on the 187-ton windmill, one of 20 located at the Fenner Wind Farm, which was built in 2001 on a hill 15 miles east of Syracuse. ...
  • Donald Trump Criticizes Pope Francis as ‘Very Political’ for Mexico Trip

    02/11/2016 10:43:34 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb 11 2016 | Alan Rappeport
    Donald J. Trump has a message for Pope Francis ahead of the pope’s trip to pray with migrants along the Mexican border: You don’t get it. The pope is planning to go to the Rio Grande next week while on a visit to Mexico. He plans to offer prayer and show solidarity with suffering refugees. Mr. Trump does not approve. In an interview with the Fox Business Network on Thursday, the Republican presidential candidate, who has proposed building a wall along the United States’s southern border, suggested that Francis was serving as a pawn of the Mexican government. “I think...
  • 'Killing Republicans' musical to premiere, as Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Clinton campaign

    02/11/2016 5:45:43 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 23 replies
    Daily News ^ | Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ
    Writer and lyricist Dick Zipgun created a brilliant musical, at least brilliant in the eyes of liberal wackos. How clever and enlightened the liberal creative mind can be! If you are a liberal deranged person, you may find this musical entertaining.
  • Officer Peter Liang found guilty of 2nd degree manslaughter

    02/11/2016 5:40:00 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 11, 2016 | Fox 5 NY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability. The courtroom audience gasped and Officer Peter Liang, who had broken into tears as he testified about the 2014 shooting of Akai Gurley, buried his head in his hands as the verdict came after 17 hours of jury deliberations. The manslaughter charge carries up to 15 years in prison. Liang's sentencing is set for April 14.
  • The Enemy Within­–and It's Not Donald Trump

    02/11/2016 4:07:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Despite calls from people who claim they will flee the county if Donald Trump is elected president, this new book is sort of a timeout from the partisan noise. As some already know, especially the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, both sides are up to their necks concerning the expansion of government power. In short, Democrats federal expansion when it comes to social services and the welfare state; Republicans act in a similar manner when it comes to national security policy and the Pentagon. Both areas are fraught with danger concerning trampling American civil liberties and constitutional rights,...
  • South Carolina Polls: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Far Ahead — Can They Be Caught?

    02/11/2016 4:24:17 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 92 replies
    Inquisitr / New York Daily News ^ | 02/11/2016 | Danny Cox
    Both of these pubications published the same article today, with the New York Daily News titling it "Trump, Clinton Leading Polls as Candidates Head to Nation's Next Primary in South Carolina". This poll shows Trump leading by a larger margin than other polls I've seen today. Thought folks should have access to this informtion also. Trump 36.0% - Cruz 19.7% - Rubio 12.7% - Bush 10.0% - Carson 8.7% Please read more at the above link, or this one: LINK the New York Daily News site.
  • Former Obama Defense Chief Says Hillary Should Drop Out

    02/11/2016 4:27:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/11/16 | Tyler O'Neil
    **SNIP** "I think Hillary Clinton, for the good of the country, should step down and let this FBI investigation play out," Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret.) told The Daily Caller. Flynn led the DIA from July 2012 until August 2014. He said anyone who compromised intelligence at this level of classification has no business running for president. The documents "had to be moved off electronically or removed out of the secure site physically, then it had to be put onto an unclassified email system," Flynn said. "Someone who does this is completely irresponsible, but totally unaccountable and shows a...
  • Jeffrey Epstein underage abuse victims sue government saying they were kept in the dark...

    02/11/2016 4:12:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/16 | Chris Spargo
    Jeffrey Epstein underage abuse victims sue government saying they were kept in the dark about 'sweetheart deal' giving billionaire immunity after he pleaded guilty to hiring teen for sex A decade after police began an investigation into claims that financier Jeffrey Epstein had solicited teenage girls for sex, two women who the government designated as underage victims at the time have filed a lawsuit over his 'sweetheart deal.' The women, identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, claim in court papers filed Wednesday that they were unaware of the secret deal being made between the defense team and...
  • Cops investigating second anti white attack in Brooklyn this week, "This is for Malcolm X, cracka"

    02/11/2016 4:23:48 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 02/11/2016 | BY THOMAS TRACY, CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS
    Police are investigating a second anti-white bias incident in Brooklyn where the attacker called his victim "cracka," the Daily News has learned. A 51-year-old white man told cops he was on Nostrand Ave. near Glenwood Road in East Flatbush when a black man ran up and knocked him to the ground about 5:40 p.m. Monday. "This is for Malcolm X, cracka," the brute said before storming off
  • Heidi Cruz Argues Forcefully For Trade Authority, Something Her Husband Opposes

    02/10/2016 9:09:58 PM PST · by Amntn · 151 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | 2/10/16 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Heidi Cruz misstated her husband's vote on a key and controversial trade provision last year in a radio interview this week. The issue of trade has become a hot one for both parties this cycle. Donald Trump's made the case that the United States is getting screwed on free trade -- that U.S. policies have ruined the wages for the American worker. In a radio interview on South Carolina's Vince Coakley Radio Program, Heidi Cruz argued free trade is a powerfully good force and that presidents should have increased powers to negotiate trade deals -- a policy that has become...
  • Trump Reaches Settlement With Univision Over Miss USA Fracas

    02/11/2016 3:14:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/11/16 | Sam Reisman
    The lawsuit between Donald Trump and Univision over the Miss America pageant ended Thursday with an amicable settlement, the terms of which are being kept confidential. "I'm glad we are able to put these differences behind us," Trump, the consummate deal-maker, said. -snip- "I have known Donald Trump for many years in both a personal and professional capacity and we are pleased to settle this matter and move forward," Randy Falco, the CEO of Univision, said Thursday.
  • Hillary would ban reparative therapy for minors, says top LGBT group in endorsement

    01/21/2016 7:29:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The nation's foremost homosexual and transgender political group has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying she has made banning reparative therapy and allowing transgender military service "a pillar" of her presidential campaign. “All the progress we have made as a nation on LGBT equality -- and all the progress we have yet to make -- is at stake in November," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. The HRC said that Clinton has made homosexual and transgender political advocacy "a pillar of her campaign and recently unveiled the most robust and ambitious LGBT...
  • Pope Francis Will Stand With Migrants at U.S. Border

    02/09/2016 6:26:02 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies
    Pope Francis Will Stand With Migrants at U.S. Border Dudley Althaus And José de Córdoba Feb. 9, 2016 8:53 p.m. ET MEXICO CITY—Pope Francis arrives in Mexico on Friday for a six-day visit that will end with a highly symbolic and potentially controversial act: the pontiff taking a stand on the fortified U.S. border to show solidarity with the migrants trying to cross it. The pope’s gesture comes at the height of a rancorous U.S. political season in which immigration has become a hot-button issue. Two leading candidates for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, have vowed to...
  • Pope Francis to stand with migrants at U.S. border

    02/10/2016 5:33:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 101 replies
    WND ^ | 10 Feb 16 | Cheryl Chumley
    Pontiff's show of solidarity during visit to Mexico Pope Francis, who has spent the past several months pressing nations, including America, to embrace those fleeing the unrest in the Middle East, Africa and Asia with open arms - and open borders - is now taking that stance to a new political level and planning a solidarity stand with migrants along the U.S.-Mexico boundary. Market Watch reported Francis is due to arrive in Mexico on Friday for a six-day visit. And as part of that visit, he is planning to stand on the U.S. border, in Ciudad Juarez, and deliver a...
  • Newsmax Pledged $1 Million to Clinton Foundation (SMH!)

    02/18/2015 6:00:02 PM PST · by tobyhill · 67 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/18/2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    Conservative website Newsmax has pledged a very large donation to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a new report in the Wall Street Journal states. "Newsmax, a conservative news organization, last year pledged $1 million to the Clinton Foundation over a five-year period, according to a spokesman for Chris Ruddy, the organizations CEO. Mr. Ruddy has been friends with the Clintons since 2007," reports the Journal. "Through a spokesman, he said the donation wasn't tantamount to an endorsement of Mrs. Clintons potential campaign, though he thinks she would 'make a great presidential candidate.'" Ruddy himself has even written a...
  • Limbaugh: Trump Built the ‘Coalition’ the GOP Claims to Want —

    02/10/2016 5:38:19 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10,2016 | JEFF POOR
    "Trump won, the exit polls were right," Limbaugh continued. "Trump won men. He won women. He won every age group. He won every ideology. Liberal, conservative, moderate, Libertarian. Every group Trump won a majority of voters. He won among people who had gone to college and people who hadn't. He won among people who only had a high school education; he won among people who did not have a high school education. He won every single age bracket. He won those groups by huge margins. He won men 3-to-1 over second place finisher. Women he won 2-to-1. Voters under 30...
  • The Nuclear Option: Donald Trump Built A Juggernaut And Had The Media Pay For It

    02/10/2016 12:17:03 PM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Charles Hurt
    Why does the mainstream media heap such scorn and disbelief on Donald Trump over his promise to build a great wall along the border with Mexico — and make Mexico pay for it? After all, Donald Trump has built a winning presidential campaign — and made the media pay for it.
  • URBAN WITHDRAWAL A Retreat From Big Cities Hurts ROTC Recruiting

    02/21/2007 9:58:51 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies · 383+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 22, 2007 | GREG JAFFE
    QUEENS, N.Y. -- The ROTC program at St. John's University here seems perfectly placed for an Army that's desperate for officers who are bilingual and comfortable in foreign lands. About 40 of the 120 students speak second languages, including Turkish, Korean, Mandarin, Hindi, Albanian, and Gujarati. "I had never even heard of Gujarati until I learned I had a cadet who spoke it," says Lt. Col. Timothy Walter, who heads the program. But instead of being hailed as a model for the Army's future, the St. John's Reserve Officer Training Corps program is a lonely outpost of diversity. In the...
  • St. John's 'Dean of Mean' Cecilia Chang commits suicide

    11/06/2012 10:21:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 6, 2012 | MITCHEL MADDUX, LARRY CELONA and JOSH MARGOLIN
    St. Johns University's so-called Dean of Mean, Cecilia Chang, was found dead of an apparent suicide inside her Queens home this morning, a day after melting down on the witness stand. Chang was on trial for allegedly embezzling $1 million from St. John's and using foreign students as her personal, indentured servants. Chang hung herself and cops found her body at 7:38 a.m. inside the disgraced administrator's Jamaica Estates home, according to federal and local law enforcement sources.
  • Freep Catholic Pro-abort, pro-homosexual and pro-stem cell research Colleges

    03/25/2004 9:57:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies · 849+ views
    Cardinal Newman Society | 03.26.04 | Pat Reilly
    We're looking for your action on a number of urgent issues! On the heels of a successful protest of "The Vagina Monologues" on Catholic campuses, your e-mails, letters and phone calls to Catholic colleges can have a tremendous impact. As always, please be courteous and respectful in your correspondence. EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS * Catholic Youth and Homosexuality Conference * 'Monologues' Campaign a Success CATHOLIC CAMPUS NEWS * Archbishop Keleher Bans Pro-Abortion Speakers * Seton Hall Waffles on Homosexual Club, Student Sues * Notre Dame (IN) Rejects Gay-Straight Club * Georgetown Researchers Use Aborted Fetal Tissue * Women's Ordination Advocate at...
  • Another St. Valentines Day Massacre

    02/14/2004 9:09:59 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 5 replies · 970+ views
    www.tfp.org ^ | 02/11/04 | The American TFP
    Another St. Valentines Day Massacre Feminists on thirty-four American Catholic Universities are planning a new St. Valentines Day Massacre, aimed at the Churchs traditional moral teaching, by organizing showings of the infamous lewd play, The V***** Monologues in the weeks surrounding St. Valentines Day. The choice of St. Valentines Day particularly offensive, since it is a feast day of the Church instituted to honor three martyrs who died to defend the Church. According to the Cardinal Newman Societys website (www.cardinalnewmansociety.org), the play is a conglomeration of vulgarities, obscenities and explicit discussions of sexuality and sexual encounters including lesbian activity and...
  • "CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY" ENDORSES GAY/LESBIAN BI-SEXUAL LIFESTYLE

    02/10/2004 8:55:14 PM PST · by Hamilton2 · 26 replies · 293+ views
    South Bend Tribune | February 8, 2004 | By JULIE YORK COPPENS,
    Queer eye screens straight campus Gay group hosts its first fest at ND Notre Dame. Queer Film Festival. David Pais thought he'd never see the day. "I was at Notre Dame in the Dark Ages," Pais, a 1972 graduate of the university, recalled with a laugh. "I wasn't even out. The idea of having a festival on campus that would help students understand their sexual orientation ... would have been incredibly enlightening. "But the campus has made some significant changes since I was there," adds Pais, now of Brooklyn, N.Y. He's co-chairman of the Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association of...
  • Man Carrying Rifle Arrested On St. John's Campus

    09/26/2007 12:44:34 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 68 replies · 353+ views
    WNBC NY ^ | 9/26/07 | WNBC NEWS
    NEW YORK -- One person carrying a rifle in a bag was arrested on the St. John's Queens campus Wednesday afternoon, police said. The man appeared to be wearing a President Bush mask, according to preliminary information from law enforcement officials. Authorities asked students and faculty across the campus to stay indoors. There was a large police presence on the campus. Areas near the site of the man's apprehension have been locked down. Police said they were possibly looking for more suspects. The St. John's University Web site issued this advisory: "A male with a rifle in a bag was...
  • Contrite St. John's Univ. student behind alleged massacre threats on Facebook...

    09/17/2009 3:21:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 566+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS.com ^ | Thursday, September 17th 2009, 3:34 PM | Kerry Burke
    Note: Photo included. Contrite St. John's Univ. student behind alleged massacre threats on Facebook says booze to blame BY KERRY BURKE DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Thursday, September 17th 2009, 3:34 PM PHOTO CAPTION: "Radames Santiago Jr., 18, a student from St John's, who was arrested for making threats on his Facebook page." SNIPPET: "A St. John's University freshman who posted messages on Facebook threatening to launch a "Virginia Tech attack" at the Queens campus told the Daily News that he was just drunk and never would have caused anyone harm." SNIPPET: "Santiago, who lives in Washington Heights with his mom...
  • Christie talks to Trump, and makes decision to drop out of race

    02/10/2016 8:32:40 AM PST · by dlt · 72 replies
    News was leaked by morning talk show hosts who were told by Trump
  • Hillary Clinton’s week just went from bad to worse

    02/11/2016 12:27:22 PM PST · by McGruff · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 11, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Losing New Hampshire by 22 points to an avowed socialist was bad enough for Hillary Clinton. But then came the news -- first reported by WaPo -- that the State Department had opened a inquiry regarding the activities of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation during her time time as secretary of state. And bad went to way, way worse. By my count, this latest State Department inquiry makes for three active investigations by the federal government that touch directly or indirectly on the 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner. 1. The newly revealed State inquiry into the Clinton Foundation and...
  • Actors playing Minnie Mouse, Olaf from Frozen and the Cookie Monster arrested in Times Square [tr]

    02/11/2016 6:21:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 11, 2016 | John Hutchinson
    The actors playing Minnie Mouse, Olaf from Frozen and the Cookie Monster were arrested by police in New York for hassling tourists for money. The rather surreal scene played out in Times Square, after the costumed characters had posed for a photo with one tourist. As he moved away from the colourful characters, they began to follow him and demanded that he hand over money for the photo.
  • You cannot let people take over federal property...at a certain point you have to do something

    02/10/2016 7:36:18 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 117 replies
    Jan 7, 2016 | Donald Trump
    "I think what I'd do, as president, is I would make a phone call to whoever, to the group," he said, adding later, "I'd talk to the leader. I would talk to him and I would say, 'You gotta get out -- come see me, but you gotta get out.'" "You cannot let people take over federal property," Mr. Trump said. "You can't, because once you do that, you don't have a government anymore. I think, frankly, they've been there too long." Mr. Trump said he wasn't necessarily suggesting a large-scale military action, but that "at a certain point you...
  • GOP Shatters it's Turnout Record: Democrats Lag Behind

    02/10/2016 9:25:45 AM PST · by Wpin · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans set a new turnout record Tuesday in New Hampshire’s primary, attracting more than a quarter of a million voters to the polls and offering evidence that most of the energy in the 2016 presidential race continues to be on the GOP side. Democrats saw a strong turnout, but their two-person race couldn’t recapture the magic of the 2008 battle between Hillary Clinton and then-candidate Barack Obama — a race that presaged Mr. Obama’s eventual cruise to victory in November.
  • Mastermind of 1981 Brinks robbery released from prison early

    02/10/2016 11:52:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    FIOS1 ^ | 2/10/16 | Christine Corrado
    Family of security officer slain by Mutulu Shakur say they were never notified of his release
  • MARCO RUBIO IN 2ND PLACE IN FLORIDA, NEW POLL FINDS (Jeb polls at 4% and in 5th place)

    02/10/2016 3:56:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 118 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 2/8/16 | Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster
    Donald Trump leads in Florida, but Marco Rubio is in second place, according to a new poll from Florida Southern College. The survey found Trump maintains the top spot in Florida among registered Republican voters with 27 percent. Rubio is in second with 20 percent, followed by Ted Cruz at 12 percent and Ben Carson at 6 percent. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is fifth with 4 percent, according to the survey.
  • Ezra Klein IMPLOSION: "The rise of Donald Trump is a terrifying moment in American politics"

    02/10/2016 11:20:10 PM PST · by bryan999 · 77 replies
    "This, more than his ideology, is why Trump genuinely scares me. There are places where I think his instincts are an improvement on the Republican field. He seems more dovish than neoconservatives like Marco Rubio, and less dismissive of the social safety net than libertarians like Rand Paul. But those candidates are checked by institutions and incentives that hold no sway over Trump; his temperament is so immature, his narcissism so clear, his political base so unique, his reactions so strange, that I honestly have no idea what he would do - or what he wouldn't do."
  • Checking Cruz's climate science denial clangers [Left hits Cruz when Court blocks Obama's legacy]

    02/10/2016 11:13:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 10, 2016 | Graham Readfearn
    I have no clue how many climate science denial myths a Republican presidential candidate can fit onto the head of a pin, but given these zingers are generally huge it's probably not that many. But we do now have some clue how many myths one of those candidates, Senator Ted Cruz, can fit into an eight-minute diatribe. At least six. When asked about climate change at recent hustings, Cruz has been delivering a stock set of answers from the Little Book of Climate Change Denial (not a real book). At one such event in New Hampshire, the representative from Texas...
  • $15 minimum wage would create $6.5 billion for NYC economy, state report says

    02/10/2016 6:09:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 90 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 02/10/2016 | blenn bain
    Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would benefit 927,400 city workers and pump $6.5 billion into the city's economy, according to state Labor Department report released Wednesday. The report predicted that Gov. Cuomo’s proposal for a $15 minimum wage would boost wages for 2.3 million workers across the state and generate $15.7 billion for New York's economy through increased consumer spending. ... Release of the report came a day after state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Suffolk County), who has expressed reservations about Cuomo's plan, said Senate Republicans needed more information about the proposal's impact. A report produced...
  • Jeb Bush: Temporary Muslim Ban 'Horrific,' Illegal Immigration 'Act of Love'

    02/10/2016 3:20:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/10/16 | JOHN NOLTE
    Everything wrong with Jeb Bush can be summed up in his approach to border security and American sovereignty. As we all now know, the former Florida governor considers illegal immigration an "act of love" on the part of the illegal immigrant sneaking into America illegally. Wednesday morning on "Morning Joe," after barely getting out of New Hampshire alive, Bush repeatedly described frontrunner Donald Trump's proposed temporary ban on foreign Muslims as "horrific." You don't have to agree with the idea of Trump's temporary ban to see the benefits of such a thing, or why two-thirds of Republican voters in a...
  • Establishment Declares Jeb Bush Is Making a Comeback After He Spent $36 Million for 4th Place

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

    02/10/2016 12:02:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Rep. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said while Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has “tapped into a legitimate frustration and anger,” his opponent Sen. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is the GOP’s “best chance to win” in the general election.
  • Like It or Not, After New Hampshire, It’s a Two Man Race Between Trump and Cruz

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

    02/10/2016 2:39:04 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 84 replies
    Daily News ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | DENIS SLATTERY
    A confrontation over a Trump sticker erupted on the Queens campus of St. John’s University Wednesday when a student threatened to smash a classmate's computer over her allegiance to the Donald. The anti-Trump student posted a photo to Twitter of a woman with a “Trump Make America Great Again” sticker on her laptop and asked his followers to share the image. “7000 retweets and i'll smash this b---h’s computer,” the student wrote in the post. The Trump supporter in the picture complained to the school’s public safety office, according to another student. A short time later the two ran into...
  • The Rise of Donald Trump is a Terrifying Moment (Libs literally quaking in their boots!)

    02/10/2016 11:46:49 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 85 replies
    Vox ^ | 2/10/2016 | Ezra Klein
    The Donald Trump phenomenon is a riotous union of candidate ego and voter id. America's most skilled political entertainer is putting on the greatest show we've ever seen. It's so fun to watch that it's easy to lose sight of how terrifying it really is. Trump is the most dangerous major candidate for president in memory. He pairs terrible ideas with an alarming temperament; he's a racist, a sexist, and a demagogue, but he's also a narcissist, a bully, and a dilettante. He lies so constantly and so fluently that it's hard to know if he even realizes he's lying....
  • Actually, it really is a rebellion

    02/10/2016 11:44:39 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 339 replies
    February 10, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    As much as I love Cruz as a conservative, there really is a voter rebellion underway and it may be unstoppable. Despite all the denials, the simple truth is the voters really are fed-up and really are up in arms against the establishment. Trump's message is exactly what the voters are looking for: Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all, slap a moratorium on Muslim immigration, bomb the hell out of ISIS, cut the taxes, cut the spending, cut the regulations, cut the government, cut the bad trade deals, cut the political correctness crap, bring back capital, bring...
  • Dear Mexico: you might wind up paying for that wall after all

    02/10/2016 1:26:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Over the weekend the former president of Mexico took a rather scoffing tone when he said that Mexico wasn’t going to pay one cent for Donald Trump’s “stupid wall.” This is a knock we’ve heard from plenty of The Donald’s critics back here at home as well, coming from Democrats and Republicans alike. I mean… it’s crazy, right? How could anyone expect that to happen?There’s an article this week over at The Last Refuge which might be worth a look if you’ve got an open mind on the subject. One of the less commented on aspects of international relations...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote

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