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  • Head of Anti-Trump PAC Threatens Criminal Charges Against Trump Supporters

    03/24/2016 2:35:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 23, 2016 | by PATRICK HOWLEY
    The head of an anti-Donald Trump super PAC threatens on Twitter to file criminal charges against Trump supporters. Liz Mair, founder of the anti-Trump PAC Make America Awesome, is under fire after launching an ad in Utah depicting First Lady candidate Melania Trump, a model, posing nude, and encouraging people to vote for Sen. Ted Cruz. Mair’s ad was attacked by the establishment media for “slut-shaming” Melania Trump. Mair has been defending her ad, saying that she doesn’t care if Melania posed for photo shoots but that Mormons in Utah probably would. Mair, who is a dual citizen of the...
  • Why, of All People, Is Henry Kissinger the Voice of Reason on Syria?

    10/21/2015 5:55:39 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 10/20/2015 | Melissa Dykes
    You know things are pretty far gone when one of the most notorious warmongerers is the voice of restraint in Syria. War criminal Henry Kissinger, who has been involved in escalating numerous crises in other countries for decades now, is actually managing to sound like the voice of rational thought and compromise over Syria. “The destruction of ISIS is more urgent than the overthrow of Bashar Assad,” he wrote in the Wall Street Journal on Friday. “The current inconclusive U.S. military effort risks serving as a recruitment vehicle for ISIS as having stood up to American might.” No one, other...
  • Ron Klain to be Ebola czar: report

    10/17/2014 7:16:37 AM PDT · by sunmars · 131 replies
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Ron Klain, the former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, will be named Ebola czar, according to a report on CNN.
  • New ICE Boss: Defense Attorney for Murderers and Pedophiles, Zero Law Enforcement Experience

    08/14/2013 8:26:15 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-15-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Acting ICE Director John Sandweg was a political hack for Big Sis when she wasArizona Governor. Now she has hand-picked him to replace John Morton at ICE.- by John HillStand With ArizonaFormer ICE Director John Morton was the worst in history, undermining law enforcement against illegal aliens with his infamous "memos" that gutted the rule of law and provided administrative amnesty for at least 2 million illegal aliens. Morton resigned last week. But unfortunately, Obama's new appointee to replace him looks even worse. John Sandweg, 38, who was recently named acting director of ICE, is a former criminal defense attorney...
  • A Letter to Joe Biden

    10/13/2012 2:22:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Ricochet ^ | October 13, 2012 | Dave Carter
    Dear Vice President Biden, It was on Christmas Day, I believe, a few years ago. A family member on active duty was at Walter Reed recovering from a severe injury. Some of my family decided to forgo gift exchanges amongst themselves and instead travel to Walter Reed to spend Christmas with our family member there, along with the other troops. It was a unique and wonderful experience in which the family received at least as much comfort as they brought. Unhappily, I was not able to be there, but I received regular updates from the folks, including the story of...
  • Joe Biden interrupted Paul Ryan 82 times in 90 minutes. The Democrats have become the rude party

    10/12/2012 12:38:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 12, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    No one’s denying that Joe Biden delivered the more energetic performance in Thursday’s vice presidential debate. He interrupted Paul Ryan 82 times in 90 minutes. Yet some polls say that Ryan won and many pundits are calling it a draw. How come? Two reasons. First, deconstruct the Biden bluster and some of what he said was nonsensical. In the first 10 minutes alone, Joe insisted that the US intelligence community was wrong on Libya but trustworthy on Iran. He claimed that the staff at the Benghazi embassy didn’t want extra security when lots of sources say that they begged for...
  • The Empathizer-in-Chief Needs to Do Some Serious Soul-Searching

    03/26/2012 1:17:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 26, 2012 | Lauri B. Regan
    As a mother, my capacity for empathy does not stop at only those who physically resemble my children. Sadly, the president, who touts empathy as one of the most important qualifications for a Supreme Court justice, signals that his capacity for empathy does not extend to all American citizens, but is focused on those of African-American descent or Muslim heritage. ..........................Without all of the facts to conclusively determine what transpired the night that Martin was shot, Obama went farther and told Americans that "[a]ll of us have to do some soul-searching to figure out how something like this has happened."......
  • What Nancy Pelosi knows about Newt Gingrich

    01/26/2012 6:03:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 26, 2012 | Robert Laurie
    To conservatives, she’s public enemy number 2. Only President Obama himself elicits more anger and outrage from those on the right. While she’s constantly decried as a monstrous villain, she’s been unfortunately effective for the left, particularly in ramming the unpopular Obamacare through Congress. Republicans have been woefully ineffective at minimizing her power and even though she’s no longer the speaker of the House, she’s remained the most visible Democrat other than the commander in chief. So, when Nancy Pelosi claims to “know something” about Newt Gingrich, it’s easy for nervous Republicans to joke that they’re surprised to learn she...
  • Obama Skips Tornado Destruction, Heads West to Raise Money

    04/20/2011 12:37:40 PM PDT · by library user · 48 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | April 20, 2011 | by Keith Koffler
    President Obama is opting not to visit the tornado-ravaged areas of the South, choosing instead to embark today on a three day tour out West where he will try to boost his political standing by talking up his approach to the deficit and raise millions for himself and fellow Democrats. The tornadoes, part of a storm that rampaged though six states Saturday, resulted in one of the worst disasters of any kind in the United States since the Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Scores were left injured or homeless while 45 people were killed – about four times as many as...
  • Public Nuisance at the New York Times

    09/09/2010 3:59:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 09, 2010 | Monty Pelerin
    I have refrained from bashing Paul Krugman of the NY Times. Indeed, I barely mention him because I found him embarrassing to be included in the economics profession. He has become such a Public Nuisance,appearing in print and on TV expounding his particular brand of nonsense, that it is difficult to ignore this political opportunist any longer. Mr. Krugman is an accredited economist, having won a Nobel Prize ostensibly for his work in that field. However, he is less an economist than a political hack supporting whatever liberal idea is currently in fashion. Mr. Krugman's work is in the public...
  • Politicization Charges at DOJ over Brazile Appearance

    03/27/2009 3:27:52 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 4 replies · 365+ views
    WSJ ^ | Evan Perez
    New leadership at the Justice Department is aiming to erase memories of the highly-charged political controversies from the previous administration. But already some of the same “politicization” charges are being flung at the Justice Department, under Attorney General Eric Holder, as the department prepares to host veteran Democratic Party strategist Donna Brazile for a “Women’s History Month” event. Brazile has built a long career as an election campaign strategist for candidates from Walter Mondale to Bill Clinton and Al Gore. A flyer sent to Justice Department employees advising of the March 31 Brazile appearance, says “Supervisors are encouraged to grant...
  • The Beginning of the the End of Hillary Clinton's Campaign for President

    01/29/2007 11:05:46 PM PST · by johnestrada · 113 replies · 4,750+ views ^ | 1/29/2007 | John Estrada
    Beginning of the End of Hillary's Campaign for President
  • Florida Voters: Remember Terri! (Tom Crist, Politician Without Principle Alert)

    08/27/2006 10:41:23 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 89 replies · 1,490+ views
    World Net ^ | August 28, 2006 | Joseph Farah
    Florida voters have a chance next week to avenge the cold-blooded, public execution of a handicapped woman by depriving her of water and food for 13 long, harrowing days that captivated not just the attention of the nation, but the whole world. Instead, I fear, too many Americans have forgotten Terri Schiavo and all her killing represented about the declining moral standards of our nation and the cowardice of our public officials. Tuesday, Sept. 5, is Election Day in Florida. A primary vote is being held to determine who will be the candidates for governor, succeeding Jeb Bush. The leading...
  • Unity Through Autonomy in Iraq

    05/01/2006 6:25:58 AM PDT · by edpc · 11 replies · 287+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 1, 2006 | By JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR. and LESLIE H. GELB
    A decade ago, Bosnia was torn apart by ethnic cleansing and facing its demise as a single country. After much hesitation, the United States stepped in decisively with the Dayton Accords,which kept the country whole by, paradoxically, dividing it into ethnic federations, even allowing Muslims, Croats and Serbs to retain separate armies. With the help of American and other forces, Bosnians have lived a decade in relative peace and are now slowly strengthening their common central government, including disbanding those separate armies last year. Now the Bush administration, despite its profound strategic misjudgments in Iraq, has a similar opportunity. To...
  • Senator Feinstein seeks probe into sniper rifles

    03/27/2006 6:15:31 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 105 replies · 1,761+ views
    The Daily Bulletin ^ | 3/27/06 | n/a
    Senator Feinstein seeks probe into sniper rifles WASHINGTON - Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is raising concerns that high-powered rifles could be used against Border Patrol agents near the U.S.-Mexico divide. In a letter to Deborah Spero, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Feinstein asked the department to look into whether .50-caliber rifles pose a threat to officers. The gun, which has been banned for sale in numerous U.S. cities, is a high-powered rifle that can fire accurately at targets up to a mile away and penetrate steel armor. "The threat posed the easy availability of the .50-caliber sniper...
  • Maligning McCain (if nominated, he WILL win, so the left is trying to rough him up a bit)

    03/21/2006 9:18:39 AM PST · by presidio9 · 148 replies · 1,845+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, March 21, 2006 | Howard Kurtz
    John McCain has always gotten great press, especially since he started riding around New Hampshire in a bus in 1999 and conducting rolling news conferences with reporters that would last for hours. McCain fell short in that election, of course, but he emerged as the media's favorite maverick. In the first Bush term, McCain won some battles in which he challenged his own party--on campaign finance reform and an anti-torture amendment--that further burnished his legend as an independent truth-teller. John Kerry, you may recall, even begged him to run on the Democratic ticket. During that whole time, McCain never presented...
  • Gregory Gets Caught in Political Battle (David Gregory)

    03/19/2006 12:43:30 PM PST · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 51 replies · 1,903+ views
    Gregory Gets Caught in Political Battle By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) - In some circles, having a Web site devoted to getting you fired could be proof that you've really arrived. NBC News chief White House correspondent David Gregory admits he's clicked on How could he resist? Presumably he wasn't among the 2,839 visitors who, through Friday, had signed a petition urging his removal. "People have their own political views and they view me through that lens and they go on the attack," Gregory said. "I think that's kind of part of the territory." What put the target...
  • Obstruction for What? Libby is charged with lying about a crime that wasn't committed.

    10/29/2005 3:10:01 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 209 replies · 3,968+ views
    Wall Street ^ | 29 October, 2005 | unattributed
    Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation took nearly two years, sent a reporter to jail, cost millions of dollars, and preoccupied some of the White House's senior officials. The fruit it has now borne is the five-count indictment of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the Vice President's Chief of Staff--not for leaking the name of Valerie Plame to Robert Novak, which started this entire "scandal," but for contradictions between his testimony and the testimony of two or three reporters about what he told them, when he told them, and what words he used. Mr. Fitzgerald would not comment yesterday on whether he had evidence...
  • The Long Game: Voting against Harriet Miers might come back to haunt Republican senators.

    10/24/2005 9:28:23 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 54 replies · 1,150+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/24/5 | John Hinderaker
    President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court has divided the conservative movement. Initially, most conservatives, but not quite all, expressed disappointment with the nomination. Since then, paths have diverged. Some conservatives, having gone on record as wishing that Bush had chosen someone else, have now migrated back into the fold, pronounced Miers a qualified candidate, and defended her nomination as the president's prerogative. Other conservatives have continued to ratchet up their attacks on Miers. Nearly every day produces yet another instance of Miers's alleged incompetence, inexperience, or suspected liberal sympathies. Some of the criticisms of Miers are...
  • The Humiliation of Ronnie Earle Continues

    10/06/2005 5:21:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 44 replies · 2,807+ views
    Powerline ^ | October 5, 2005 | John Hinderaker
    America's worst DA, the execrable Ronnie Earle, admitted today that he went grand jury shopping. After his initial indictment of Tom DeLay fell apart, he went to a second grand jury, presented his evidence, and the grand jury refused to return any charge against DeLay. Undeterred, Earle then went to a third grand jury that was more pliable and agreed to a "money laundering" indictment on the basis of what could only have been, at most, a few hours of "evidence." The Austin Statesman has a report: A Travis County grand jury last week refused to indict former U.S. House...
  • AZ: Napolitano says office's authority travels with her

    06/29/2005 3:02:56 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 25 replies · 569+ views
    ABCNews15 ^ | ABCNews15
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Headed to Europe next month for a two-week trip, Gov. Janet Napolitano plans to take the reins of state government with her. The Arizona Constitution says a governor's powers pass to the secretary of state -- currently Republican Jan Brewer -- when the governor is absent from the state, but Napolitano, a Democrat, has taken the position that the provision written decades ago shouldn't be read literally these days. With satellite phones, fax machines, the Internet and other tools of modern technology, a traveling governor can still remain in contact and make any necessary decisions, Napolitano aides...
  • Iraq death toll hits new mark; did you notice

    03/07/2005 7:49:01 AM PST · by satchmodog9 · 28 replies · 940+ views
    Chicago Libune ^ | 3/7/2005 | Dawn Turner Trice
    We passed another marker in this war on terror last week. The U.S. military death toll in Iraq hit 1,500. Did you know? Yes, there were stories about it in the national news, small and elusive at times, nothing compared to the stories about Martha and her sleek SUV ride out of the clink. In the local accounts, any mention of the 1,500 was often even less prominent. Some war supporters got all bent out of shape last April when "Nightline" decided to devote an entire show to reading the names and showing the photographs of the more than 700...
  • Dan Rather's departure

    11/26/2004 1:32:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies · 2,121+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | November 26, 2004
    He reported the death of John F. Kennedy, made Richard Nixon squirm over Watergate and helped show the world a myriad of abuses perpetrated by U.S. soldiers at Iraq's infamous Abu Ghraib prison. But as Dan Rather prepares to leave the top anchor chair at CBS News in March, he is more likely to be remembered for a series of controversial memos whose validity he was never able to prove. Rather didn't mention his controversial 60 Minutes story in the announcement that he would leave the CBS Evening News on March 9, 2005 - his 24th anniversary as the network's...
  • HERE THEY GO - Kirk: Race, class issues help shape views on war

    09/14/2002 2:13:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies · 290+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2002 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO -- Democratic Senate candidate Ron Kirk suggested Friday that Republican opponent John Cornyn's comfort in sending U.S troops to Iraq may come down to racial and class differences between him and those who would be actually taking enemy fire. "Look who would be doing the fighting," he said following a joint rally with Tony Sanchez, the Democratic candidate for governor. "They're disproportionately ethnic, they're disproportionately minority." Kirk said that if the children of Cornyn's wealthy friends and acquaintances were destined to be on the front lines, "he would be just as deliberative as the rest of us." Kirk,...