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  • The Rise of Rubio

    04/17/2015 7:18:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-17-15 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Miami Five days before he would take the biggest step of his young political career, Marco Rubio called Bernie Navarro, a Miami real estate investor, to ask for a favor. Rubio wanted to have a small, low-key gathering to thank friends and family before his official announcement the next day, and he needed someone to host it. Navarro, like Rubio the son of Cuban exiles, asked permission from his wife. Although she had denied his repeated requests to host a Super Bowl party, there was no hesitation in approving this one. At dusk on a steamy Sunday evening, Rubio, wearing...
  • Hillary's Campaign Theme Song

    04/14/2015 5:53:55 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-04-15 | National Lampoon
    I just found Hillary's presidential campaign theme song. It's perfect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxQ2FR0P4uU
  • Gov. John Kasich: 'Seriously considering' presidential bid

    04/14/2015 8:16:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/14/2015 | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich insisted Monday that he is "seriously considering" running for president, but first has to answer one question: "Can I win?" That's what he told the Columbus Dispatch in an interview Monday night after speaking to the Detroit Economic Club in Michigan. "I've been serious about this all along, you're just catching on," he said. The comments were the clearest signal yet from the Republican that he could make a play at the White House, but he admitted that he hasn't yet decided "if it's right" to run for president. "The most important [question] is can I...
  • Ted Cruz praises Marco Rubio as he enters the 2016 race

    04/13/2015 12:23:27 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 04/13/15 | The Right Scoop
    As he did with Rand Paul, Ted Cruz praises the entrance of Marco Rubio into the 2016 race for president: Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding the announcement that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will also seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States:ďMarco is a friend and colleague whom I greatly respect. Weíre both the sons of immigrants who escaped Cuba to build a better life in the United States, and we share a deep appreciation and understanding of what it means to work hard and achieve the American Dream. Marco is...
  • Rand Paul on gay marriage: 'People ought to be treated fairly'

    04/13/2015 11:56:02 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/12/15 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Rand Paul isn't endorsing same-sex marriage, but said Sunday that "people ought to be treated fairly under the law." The Kentucky Republican senator who launched his 2016 presidential campaign this week talked about the semantics of marriage equality in an interview with CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." He said the decision on whether to allow same-sex marriage should be left to the states, and that he believes in "the traditional religious connotation" to marriage -- which religious conservatives believe should be reserved for one man and one woman. "I also believe people ought to be treated...
  • Hillary Clinton's Camppain defined.

    04/12/2015 8:50:12 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 20 replies
    Dicktonary ^ | 12 April, 2015 | None
    camp noun Definition of CAMP 1 : exaggerated effeminate mannerisms exhibited especially by homosexuals 2 a : something so outrageously artificial, affected, inappropriate, or out-of-date as to be considered amusing b : a style or mode of personal or creative expression that is absurdly exaggerated and often fuses elements of high and popular culture 1pain noun \ňąpńĀn\ : the physical feeling caused by disease, injury, or something that hurts the body : mental or emotional suffering : sadness caused by some emotional or mental problem : someone or something that causes trouble or makes you feel annoyed or angry
  • Cuban Americansí shifting identity, and political views, divides key bloc

    04/12/2015 8:02:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2015 | By Marc Fisher
    MIAMI ó When Sen. Marco ≠Rubio stands before Miamiís historic Freedom Tower on Monday and announces that he is the second Cuban American to join the 2016 race for president of the United States, Gabriel Perez, Emilio Izquierdo and Mike Valdes will share a powerful sense of pride. This is the big sign that Cuban Americans have finally made it, they all say ó accepted not only as refugees from communism or as successful businesspeople but as serious contenders for the most American job in the land. But let the wave of pride surrounding the candidacies of Floridaís Rubio and...
  • Avoiding Hillary Misery

    04/12/2015 12:12:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/15 | Al Caruba
    We have enough time to ask ourselves if we live in a republic where merit, integrity, and honesty are still the standards by which we select our President. While we endure the daily lies of President Obama, do we really want to have another four to eight years more of Hillary Clintonís? Itís not like we donít have ample evidence of her indifference to the truth and that is not what America wants in a President, now or ever. The office has already been degraded to a point where neither our allies nor our enemies trusts anything Obama says. Do...
  • Rep. Sean Duffy on 2016: 'I'm backing Scott Walker"

    04/12/2015 7:19:40 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 19 replies
    Wisconsin Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11 April 2015 | Mary Spicuzza
    U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy is throwing his support behind fellow Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the 2016 presidential race. "I'm backing Scott Walker," Duffy told the crowd gathered in Milwaukee Saturday for the Young America's Foundation Midwest Freedom Conference. Walker is not officially a presidential candidate, but he has ramping up his travel in the United States and internationally, and his political organization, Our American Revival, has been hiring staff as all signs point to a presidential run. When asked how Walker's likely presidential run would affect Wisconsin, the Wausau Republican and former reality television star applauded the move....
  • In South Florida, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are forcing locals to pick sides

    04/10/2015 4:51:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/10/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Never before in modern political history have two presidential candidates claimed the same hometown at the same time. But now Miami ó better known for its beaches, its sports teams and as a hub of Latin American commerce and culture ó is poised to become a major center of national Republican presidential politics. Geographically and otherwise, Rubio and Bush represent different parts of Miami. The senator is a product of the cityís powerful and tight-knit Cuban American community, which Rubio supporters believe will get behind his bid. Bush, the transplant, has moved a few times across the city, but now...
  • Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President

    04/10/2015 1:42:41 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 40 replies
    http://www.whsv.com ^ | Apr 10, 2015 | By: Tom Dempsey
    HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- On Thursday night, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore said he is "considering" a run for president. Gilmore made the announcement during the JMU College Republicans Banquet. "I'm considering it (running for president). The question is, 'Is it possible?'," Gilmore said in his speech. Video of the speech can be found on the right side of this article. "Jeb Bush has a great name and a lot of money," he explained, when talking about the challenges of running in the 2016 race. "I guess we've arrived at a point in American history and the American republic when you...
  • Carly Fiorina, A Woman of Accomplishment

    04/09/2015 12:10:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    When people speak of "the first woman president" they usually mean Hillary Clinton, who is expected to announce her candidacy soon. But there's another woman, a Republican, who will shortly vie for the top job. She is Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. The polls don't register much support for Fiorina, but if people listen to what she has to say, particularly about Hillary Clinton, that could change. In an interview, Fiorina told me that, unlike a male candidate, she could better take on Hillary Clinton: "No matter what that man says, she will play the gender card or the...
  • Ted Cruz does fantastic in CNBC interview

    04/09/2015 11:51:53 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 60 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 04/09/2015 | The Right Scoop
    Below are a few video clips as well as the transcript from Ted Cruzís latest interview with CNBCís John Harwood. After having watched and read all of it, I must say that Cruz did an excellent job refuting the liberal nonsense and making his case for what he believes. He even weighed in on Social Security and did a masterful job with it. Watch and read (transcripts DO NOT correspond to the videos so you should watch and read everything): Harwood: First of all, what happened to you in your childhood that you do not like guacamole avocado?Cruz: My Dad...
  • Rand Paul Has Something to Bring to 2016, But Be Wary

    04/09/2015 4:40:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2015 | The Editors
    Senator Rand Paul is the second Republican to announce his official run for the 2016 presidential nomination. He brings some strengths to the race, and some glaring weaknesses. On the positive side of the ledger, he has emphasized outreach to members of minority groups, especially black Americans. Paul can be an appealing politician with a knack for political theater, so he has had some success in front of unfavorable audiences. Such efforts are necessary to broaden the partyís appeal, and other candidates would do well to emulate Paulís work (if not his chummy pow-wow with racial provocateur Al Sharpton). The...
  • Iím running again in 2016, my friends, says ... JOHN McCAIN!

    04/07/2015 6:59:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2015 | Matt Vespa
    Yes, the entire conservative wing of the Republican Party just made a huge eyeroll. Mr. Maverick made his long-awaited announcement official last night; he¬ís going to run for re-election next year (via NBC News):Click above link for the video ‚ÄúI have decided to run for re-election,‚ÄĚ the Arizona senator told NBC News in an exclusive interview revealing his plans to pursue a sixth term on Capitol Hill. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm ready. I am more than ready. In some ways, I am eager.‚ÄĚMcCain is currently 78 years old but will be 80 by Election Day in 2016. He defended his vitality, saying...
  • Rand Paul Is Running for the Republican Nomination, So Now the Party Is Ready to Attack Him

    04/07/2015 6:43:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/07/2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Welcome to the big leagues. Thatís the message several top GOP operatives say Rand Paul will get from the Republican establishment, and from the media, when he announces his candidacy for the presidency on Tuesday. These onlookers believe that Paul, who has been a media darling and a ubiquitous presence on the airwaves since his election in 2010, has gotten a pass from the press. In their eyes, heís been allowed to skate past one controversy after another in part because heís been a vocal critic of the Republican party. ďThe media treats him better than they treat other Republicans,Ē...
  • ĎThis Is Our Fightí: Ted Cruzís First Badass Campaign Ad

    04/04/2015 8:26:31 AM PDT · by blueyon · 28 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 3/03/15 | Ayala Chaviva
    This Is Our Fightí: Ted Cruzís First Badass Campaign Ad
  • Hillary Clinton Is the Perfect Age To Be President (biologically primed & post-menopausal)

    04/03/2015 3:48:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 93 replies
    Time ^ | 4/03/15 | Julie Holland
    At 67, Hillary Clinton is now a ďwoman of a certain age.Ē So much emphasis and worry are put on physical aging in women that the emotional maturity and freedom that can come at this time are given short shrift. That robs everyone of a great natural resource. As women of a certain age, it is our time to lead. The new standard for aging women should be about vitality, strength, and assertiveness. One of the largest demographics in America is women in their forties to sixties, and by 2020 there will be nearly 60 million peri- and post-menopausal women...
  • Ted Cruzís poll numbers SKYROCKET, now in 2nd place

    04/03/2015 2:10:58 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 66 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 04/03/2015 | The Right Scoop
    Frank Luntz points out from a Washington Post article that recent polling shows Ted Cruz has jumped over nearly the whole crowd of potential candidates, landing him in second place right now: Thatís fantastic news. But it is still early so his complete campaign domination may still take a while to emerge.But for now, hereís a great clip of Ted Cruz in South Carolina from today. Listen to how he explains solving the border problem:
  • Washington Post/ABC Poll: Bush now tops GOP field; Clinton runs ahead of all Republicans

    04/02/2015 7:28:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/02/2015 | By Dan Balz and Scott Clement
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush now leads the field of Republican candidates for the partyís 2016 presidential nomination, but former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton enjoys a decided advantage over Bush and other potential GOP rivals in hypothetical general election matchups, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. At this early stage in the 2016 competition, the prospective candidates suffer from image weaknesses, but the Republicans have a more acute problem. Most Republicans are not well known, but at this point, not a single one of six Republicans included in the survey has a favorability rating that is...
  • Ted Cruz 2016: Why Hispanic Voters Might Not Be Thrilled If Texas Senator Becomes President

    04/01/2015 9:32:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 03/23/2015 | Cristina Silva
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is vying to become the nation's first Latino president, but the conservative Republican won't be able to count on Hispanic voters in 2016. Despite his heritage, Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant, is unlikely to rally voters around his potentially historic candidacy the way President Barack Obama did in 2008, when black, Hispanic and other important voting demographics were eager to elect the nation's first African-American commander in chief. "I can't envision any scenario in which Ted Cruz can make any appeal to Latinos at this point," said Matt Barreto, co-founder of the polling and...
  • Ted Cruz, In the Line of Fire

    03/31/2015 5:33:55 PM PDT · by The_Harlequin · 31 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 03-30-15 | Chris Shugart
    I occasionally like to cite the old saying, ďIf youíre not getting flak, youíre not over the target.Ē Applicable in so many situations, it can now be applied to Ted Cruzís recent announcement that heís running for president. At this early stage of the game, Iím not so interested in his platform, or his political record. But watching the criticism from the Democrats alongside the skepticism and tepid reception from the Republican establishment is the sort of thing that always gets my attention. You can always tell how much of a threat your opponents consider you to be by the...
  • Washington Post Column: Donít dismiss Ted Cruz

    03/31/2015 6:59:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/31/2015 | Marc Thiessen
    Ted Cruz is being called a Republican Obama, but he has not exactly gotten an Obama-like reception from the mainstream media. Liberal commentators have, predictably, beclowned themselves in the wake of Cruz¬ís presidential announcement. Chris Matthews (the guy who ¬ďfelt a thrill going up his leg¬Ē when Barack Obama spoke during the 2008 campaign) compared Cruz to Sen. Joe McCarthy, even showing pictures of McCarthy and Cruz in the same pose. Ebony magazine Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux told MSNBC that Cruz likes country music because ¬ďnothing says ¬Ďlet¬ís go kill some Muslims¬í like country music.¬Ē On ¬ďMorning Joe,¬Ē Donny Deutsch...
  • OíMalley Made a Mess of Maryland [And now he's thinking of running for President]

    03/31/2015 6:48:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/30/2015 | by RICHARD J. DOUGLAS
    Taxpayers abandoned his state in droves during his tenure as governor, but thatís not dampening the presidential aspirations of Martin OíMalley. In 2014, his final year in office as governor, Maryland had the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Now he wants to ride this embarrassing record to the White House. At the Brookings Institution in March, OíMalley test-drove some campaign rhetoric: ďBehind all of our data, there are people, living their lives, shouldering their struggles. They deserve a government that works.Ē Unfortunately, in the state OíMalley governed for eight years, he gave deserving Marylanders anything but a state government...
  • Why Obamacare Will Survive Even a Republican President

    03/30/2015 5:36:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 03/29/2015 | BY HENRY J. AARON
    Anniversaries are times for taking stock. And so it is with the Affordable Care Actóa.k.a., the ACA or Obamacare. Now, at the time of the fifth anniversary of the lawís passage, the law remains in existential jeopardy. The Supreme Court is considering whether the law, as drafted, permits payment of tax credits in the 34 states that use HealthCare.Gov as their administrative agent. These credits make insurance affordable and the law sustainable. Should the court rule that these credits cannot be paid, millions will find insurance unaffordable. Insurance markets in most of those states will be thrown into chaos. Congress...
  • Gohmert floats presidential campaign

    03/27/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 24 replies
    KETK, East Texas ^ | March 26, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    First Louie Gohmert was after the speaker's gavel. Now it could be the White House.
  • You might want to sit down for this: GOP Ďinsidersí donít think Ted Cruz can win

    03/27/2015 7:19:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 155 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    This might surprise you, but it appears that key GOP activists and influential party members do not see Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as having much of a shot at becoming the party¬ís 2016 nominee. Now, anyone looking at the early state polls at this stage of the race might say the same thing. Cruz is not polling competitively in Iowa as of today, and he¬ís certainly not over-performing in New Hampshire. But these ¬ďinsiders¬Ē who responded to a Politico Caucus survey don¬ít think Cruz can win either primary state. What¬ís more, they do not believe he can prevail against...
  • THIS is What This Country Needs...

    03/26/2015 9:56:03 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
  • Ted Cruz isn't really running for president

    03/24/2015 7:25:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Week | 03/24/2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Ted Cruz is running for president. Or at least that's officially what's happening, according to his FEC filings. But if you actually listen to him, it seems like he is running for something else. Cruz's announcement speech at Liberty University was less like a first step toward the Oval Office, than the latest of many steps he has taken to becoming the political leader of the conservative movement. This is distinct from being the nominee of the Grand Old Party, of which that movement is just a devoted part. There is nothing about Cruz that appeals to people beyond his...
  • O Captain! My Captain! Ted Cruz for President!

    03/24/2015 1:10:04 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 32 replies
    Self | 3/24/15 | Me
    Progressives don't want earnest discourse over our most pressing issues or to be held responsible for their numerous failures and abuses because their behavior is unequivocally indefensible. Rather, theyíre content spending countless resources to deceive and incite an apathetic electorate by labeling their political detractors racist, sexist or Right Wing extremists. In a sea of petulant children and shameless propagandists, America needs an adult; a principled and moral leader who is not afraid to speak the truth, use unflinching common sense and restore integrity to a government that was erected to protect the individual rights of Americans, not usurp them...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz joins presidential race, but some Republicans canít imagine him in the White House

    03/24/2015 6:50:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/24/2015 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    Sen. Ted Cruz became the first high-profile Republican to jump into the presidential race on Monday as he channeled John Lennon and asked voters again and again to ďimagineĒ what America would be like if the Texas lawmaker were in the Oval Office. But even some in Cruzís own party said that was hard to picture. ďThe Republican Party and the American people have to be able to find a more qualified candidate for President than Ted Cruz,Ē Rep. Pete King (R-Long Island), a moderate who is considering a White House run, said in a statement. ďShutting down the federal...
  • Donald Trump Raises Questions About Ted Cruz's Canadian Birth

    03/23/2015 2:14:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/23/2015
    Donald Trump remains interested in birth certificates. The reality television host, real estate magnate, and serial almost-presidential candidate who repeatedly demanded that President Barack Obama produce proof that he was born in Hawaii, turned his attention to Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday. In an interview with MyFoxNY, Trump said that Cruz's birthplace, Canada, could be a problem for the Texan's presidential bid. ďWell heís got, you know, a hurdle that nobody else seems to have at this moment," said Trump. "Itís a hurdle and somebody could certainly look at it very seriously. He was born in Canada Ö if you...
  • Cue the Ted Cruz birthersÖ again [Once more with feeling: "Is he a natural born citizen?"]

    03/23/2015 8:36:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 345 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Now that Ted Cruz is officially in the Presidential race, you may rest assured that some of the same people who considered it an insult of titanic proportions to even ask to see President Obama’s birth certificate will be kicking off a similar conversation regarding the Texas Senator. Because, you know… he’s a gosh darn foreigner. For the few of you who may have missed it, Cruz was born in Canada. His father was from Cuba but his mother was a US citizen. As our colleague Guy Benson explained over a year ago, this one isn’t even a question....
  • Ted Cruz's presidential run is bad news for Rand Paul

    03/23/2015 7:21:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/23/2015 | Philip Klein
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., on Monday is expected to announce he's running for president. However well he ends up doing in the Republican primaries, one thing is for sure ó the development is terrible news for Sen. Rand Paul's presidential ambitions. Whatever small chance Paul had in the 2016 presidential race was premised on his ability to reach beyond the core supporters of his father's, by articulating a message that appealed to a broader coalition of Republicans. The biggest opportunity Paul had for growth was with Tea Party voters who would be drawn to his limited government message. The biggest...
  • Now That Ted Cruz has Declared His Candidacy- You Ever Seen the Guy's Resume?

    03/23/2015 3:41:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 104 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Pretty damn impressive... Solicitor General†of Texas from 2003 - May 2008, Cruz was†the first†Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas,†the youngest†Solicitor General in the entire country, not to mention the†longest tenure†in Texas history.† Partner†at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he led the firmís U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice.† Cruz has†authored†80+ SCOTUS briefs†and presented 40+ oral arguments before The Court Cruz served as a†law clerk to†Chief Justice†William Rehnquist. Cruz was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States Described as a†'superb' constitutional lawyer, the man's considerable skills and laser-like focus were...
  • Cruz 2016 Challenge: Match My Donation! (Vanity)

    03/22/2015 11:43:11 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 28 replies
    Self ^ | March 23, 2015 | Reno89519
    Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president via Twitter a couple hours ago and will follow up in person later today. I've stepped aboard with a quick $25 donation. I challenge Freepers to match my donation and help give Ted Cruz a strong start to his campaign. Link: http://www.tedcruz.org/ Even if you are not sure you who you will support, I think $25 is a worthy statement to say Go! as we officially see the 2016 presidential campaign get underway. Personally, I'm not all in for Cruz just yet, but think a positive anti-GOPe start is critically important. So what...
  • President is not Commander in Chief of Foreign Policy

    03/21/2015 9:16:36 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | March 20, 2015 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    Politicians should stop referring to the President of the United States as "the Commander-in-Chief," as he is often referred to. Most recently, Hillary Clinton, whom I admire, said the following about Republican senators who wrote an open letter to Iran: "Either these senators were trying to be helpful to the Iranians or harmful to the Commander-in-Chief in the midst of high-stakes international diplomacy." But the president is not the Commander-in-Chief for purposes of diplomatic negotiations. This characterization mistakenly implies that President Obama ó or any president ó is our Commander, and that his decisions should receive special deference. This is...
  • Rand Paulís claim ó twice in one day ó that he has a biology degree

    03/20/2015 2:53:23 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/13/2015 | Glenn Kessler
    ďI have a biology degree, okay?ĒĖ Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in remarks at the Lincoln Labs ďReboot CongressĒ conference, Feb. 12, 2015This column has been updated with an additional explanation by Paulís spokesman.We first spotted a version of this quote in a Bloomberg column by David Weigel, and then checked the quotes with our colleague Jose DelReal, who had attended the conference.This is a bit of an odd one, given that Paul does not have a college undergraduate degree.The Facts Paul mentioned his alleged degree at the conference not once, but twice. First, in an exchange with TechCrunch founder Michael...
  • Presidential Hopeful ó Gov. Scott Walker to Address Harris County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner in Texas

    03/20/2015 8:18:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-20-15 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas Ė Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) will cap off a star-studded evening with a keynote address at the Harris County GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on March 28. The event is expected to be the largest in the history of the Harris County GOP and will be attended by many statewide elected officials, Harris County officials, and grassroots activists. For the third year in a row, the keynote address will be delivered by a 2016 Republican presidential hopeful. Governor Walker will deliver this yearís keynote address to what is expected to be a crowd of at least eight hundred people,...
  • America the Beleaguered

    03/19/2015 5:19:33 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/15 | Dave Macy
    Who will stand? I willóbut before I do I will be on my knees asking God for forgiveness. On any given day or night Americans who actually care about their country are reminded of how far from the founding principles America has been stretched. From scandals totaling in the high 20ísómany which emanate from the White Houseóto blatant disregard for the Rule of Law. We have a president who coddles enemies and disparages allies and who embraces Islam; a political system masquerading as a religion. He shows his disdain for America by every executive action. How easy it is to...
  • Arkansas Bill, Letting Candidates Run Simultaneously for Two Federal Offices, Passes Committee

    03/19/2015 4:53:54 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 4 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | cotton | Richard Winger
    On March 18, the Arkansas Senate State Agencies & Governmental Affairs Committee passed SB 803 unanimously. http://ballot-access.org/2015/03/19/arkansas-bill-letting-candidates-run-simultaneously-for-two-federal-offices-passes-committee/
  • A Pox on Politicians

    03/17/2015 9:46:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/17/15 | Alan Caruba
    Congress, elected to resist a President who has demonstrated his ignorance and indifference to the Constitution. Nobody likes politicians, but everybody votes for them. Perhaps the most quintessential American theme throughout its history has been the role politicians have played in creating itówe call them our Founding Fathersóand the endless role of those who have wanted to take us in the wrong direction or at least tried to. I have known a few politicians and some were very good men and others reflected the very human goal of gaining wealth and power. The fact that voters have often made some...
  • Hillary Will Not Run for President

    03/05/2015 8:54:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 50 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/05/15 | Alan Caruba
    If you had the choice between a life of great wealth and fame as opposed to the daily inquisition and criticism that comes with the presidency, which would you choose? The revelations, reported initially in the most left-wing newspaper in the nation, The New York Times, that Hillary Clinton used her own private emails to conduct public business, suggests that there are forces within the Democratic Party that do not want her to be its candidate for President in 2016. Itís not like Hillary did not know she was supposed to use the State Departmentís email system for reasons of...
  • Arrogance or Inevitability

    03/05/2015 5:05:08 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Presidential candidates delay officially entering the race so they can raise money for PACs, avoid the media frenzy associated with being a declared candidate and get organized. The goal is to run below the radar, raise money and get strategically organized. This approach has not worked for the Democratic heir apparent Hillary Clinton. Yes, she is raising money; yes, she is organizing; but her name is not staying out of the fray. Two weeks ago the focus was on the Clinton Foundation, and donations made by foreign nationals and foreign governments to the foundation. "Foreign governments gave millions to foundation...
  • Hillary Clinton to Democrats: Don't You Want To See a Female President?

    03/04/2015 5:46:57 AM PST · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Guardian ^ | March 4, 2015 | Alan Yuhas
    At her first public event since voters learned that she used personal email to handle sensitive government business for four years, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton avoided any suggestion or shadow of the scandal, instead delivering a dress rehearsal campaign speech to an audience of pro-choice advocates. As for her long-deferred announcement about the 2016 presidential race, Clinton did no more than repeat old quips about the difficult question of whether to run for president, at one point asking: ďI suppose itís fair to say: donít you someday want to see a woman president?Ē
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    02/23/2015 6:56:19 AM PST · by deport · 75 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    According to the dominant media narrative, Jeb Bush runs to the center. But history tells a different story Election Day 2016 is just a bit less than two years away, so youíve got more than enough time to prepare. But if youíre not numb to it already, get used to this phrase, because youíre going to hear it constantly in the weeks and months to come: ďJeb Bush, the moderate former governor of FloridaÖĒ In terms of convenient but factually dubious crutches that will be leaned on constantly by the horse-race media, the ďBush-the-moderateĒ narrative is poised to blow its...
  • Gov. Scott Walkerís newfound visibility has exaggerated impact

    02/22/2015 11:12:05 AM PST · by entropy12 · 26 replies
    WaPo ^ | Feb 21, 2015 | Dan Balz
    The rapid rise of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as a top-tier contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 is one of the more surprising stories of the opening months of this year. Whether he was prepared for this sudden emergence is an open question.
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    02/17/2015 3:28:48 AM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 107 replies
    So Ö Scott Walker is all but officially running for president, and the country is getting a look at a man whom we residents of Wisconsin have been living with since before he became governor. While the national press has focused on the policies and conservative ideology that Walker has imposed on our state, these donít define the man or explain the mayhem he has caused here. The massive protests against Walker in 2011 began with ďAct 10,Ē which stripped public employee unions of almost all of their rights and power. Walker loves to leave the story there and depicts...
  • A surprising number of presidents never graduated college

    02/16/2015 10:09:14 AM PST · by blueyon · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/15 | Claire Daniel |
    Media and potential opponents are scandalized that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is considering a run for president even though he didnít graduate from college. But if Walker (who dropped out of Marquette University in his senior year) won in 2016, he would be joining an exalted group that includes the two presidents most frequently named as the favorites of the American people. Eleven presidents ó exactly 25 percent ó were not college graduates. Most prominent on that list are George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who make up half of Mt. Rushmoreís foursome and are in the top three or top...
  • Bush blows away GOP rivals with 2016 war chest

    02/14/2015 9:58:31 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 13 at 6:30 PM | Matea Gold
    Jeb Bushís money juggernaut is far eclipsing the efforts of his would-be rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, putting his two political committees on pace to amass an unprecedented sum of tens of millions of dollars by early spring.