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  • 'The Democrats are panicking'[A Different View]

    08/03/2016 11:45:05 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3 August, 2016 | Benny Toker
    Head of Israeli branch of GOP rips father of Muslim soldier, claims Democrats are worried about Clinton's lackluster performance. Attorney Marc Zell, chairman of the Republican Party’s Israel branch, suggested that despite a post-convention bump for Hillary Clinton, Democrats are beginning to panic over their nominee’s performance and the chances Donald Trump could win this November. < - SNIP -> “Barack Obama in 2008 was not prepared for the presidency. He also had no experience, and we’re seeing the results after eight years. There are political attacks [against Trump] that mask the panic among Democrats following Trump’s nomination; they’re worried...
  • In Clintonland, It's 'DEFCON 1' for Trump

    05/04/2016 9:15:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    For more than two years, Hillary Clinton has been Democrats' sure-thing next presidential nominee, while Republicans sorted through a messy and expansive field of wannabes. Yet now, she's dealing with an interminable primary, as the GOP's new presumptive nominee Donald Trump trains his sights on her. The sudden departures of Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich from the Republican race - which came sooner than Clinton aides expected - coupled with Sen. Bernie Sanders' decision to stay in the race, creates a new challenge for Clinton, who now has to defend herself on two flanks. "I'm still trying to...
  • Is There a Cure for Trumpophrenia? (Diary Of A Mad Voter)

    03/05/2016 12:53:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 4, 2016 | Roger L. Simon
    One of the more ironic aspects of campaign 2016 is that Donald Trump, for all his constant talk of winning, often doesn't know the simplest things about how to win.Not more than a couple of days after taking the presidential high road, complimenting his opponents and calling himself a unifier at his post-Super Tuesday press conference, at a point when it looked as if a sizable number, if not a stampede, of conservatives and Republicans were poised to join his "movement," all he had to do at the next debate was be reasonably pleasant and offer halfway decent answers on...
  • Jan Brewer: Donald Trump ‘Telling It Like It Really, Truly Is’

    07/10/2015 5:00:33 PM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies
    CowboyByte ^ | 7/09/15 | Cowboy Byte
    Both telling it like it is… Check it out: Although he’s been villified by amnesty advocates, business tycoon Donald Trump is right about the problems, including crime, caused by people crossing into the United States illegally, says the former governor of Arizona. “I believe that Mr. Trump is kind of telling it like it really, truly is,” Republican Jan Brewer told CNN’s Don Lemon Wednesday night. “You know, being the governor of (Arizona), the gateway of illegal immigration for six year
  • Obama Sets Up America for Helter Skelter 2012 Summer (Wrote in 2011, Seems it's was off by 4 years

    06/15/2015 2:30:45 PM PDT · by Yellowstone Joe · 6 replies
    NewsBlaze ^ | August 17, 2011 | Chuck Ness
    (When I wrote this in 2011. Considering the current headlines I decided to re-post in it entirety. I truly expected this to still happen. It seems I was off by one election, because much of what we see happening today is what I expected leading into the 2012 election. I woulk advise everyone to be prepared, because what is taking place right now, will be 10 times worse next Summer during the Primaries. Setting things up for Obama to possibly declare Martial Law. Something that even Rush Limbaugh himself admitted is a possibility.) When Obama won the election against...
  • A 2016 Preview? Rand Paul vs Hillary Clinton on Taxes

    06/25/2014 7:14:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | June 25, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I wrote a post several years ago contrasting a good initiative by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and a statist proposal by Senator Chuck Schumer of New York. There was no connection between the two ideas, but I thought the comparison helped show the difference between someone who instinctively wants more freedom and someone who reflexively thinks there should be more government control. Let’s do the same thing, but this time highlight a difference between Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton, particularly since the two of them may be rivals in 2016. First, let’s look at what Rand Paul recently said...
  • Do We Dare Elect A Republican President In 2016?

    05/08/2014 8:25:20 AM PDT · by IChing · 36 replies ^ | 5/7/14 | Donald Joy
    The other day I was talking to my friend, Steve, about politics. I met Steve in 2008, when we had both volunteered to work on the McCain-Palin campaign. At that time, Steve and I wound up doing frequent door-to-door canvassing together, and feverishly working the phone banks for the national, state, and local races. We both soon became GOP precinct captains of our adjoining respective areas, and even though I later moved a short distance away, we have stayed in close contact ever since, occasionally reuniting to volunteer on campaigns, attending political meetings and events, and talking on the phone...
  • Kathleen Parker Anoints Hillary To 'Save The World'

    08/14/2013 5:28:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What a piker, that Barack Obama. All he was going to do was stop the rise of the oceans and begin to heal the planet. Hillary can do a heck of a lot more. She can actually . . . "save the world." Just ask Kathleen Parker. The Washington Post columnist that—laughably—some still label a conservative, recommends in in her latest column that Hillary should run on the narrative that she is the person to, yes, "save the world." Parker appeared on Morning Joe today to advance her argument, asserting that "there's no one better suited to sort of lead...
  • (Inked) In Czech Republic, A Leading Presidential Candidate Has a Full-Face Tattoo

    01/11/2013 2:45:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    WP ^ | January 11, 2013 | Olga Khazan
    In Czech Republic, a leading presidential candidate has a full-face tattoo File this under, “Things that could never happen in America.” That man is Vladimir Franz, a Czech composer who is tattooed from head — and face — to toe, and he’s third in the polls in the Czech Republic’s presidential election, which is going on Friday and Saturday. This is the first time Czechs will directly elect a president — a mainly ceremonial position because the prime minister largely runs the country. Since the breakup of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic has had two presidents, Vaclav Havel and Vaclav Klaus,...
  • Skewed polls indicate Obama's in trouble - not Romney

    09/27/2012 6:05:41 PM PDT · by GilGil · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09-27-2012 | Keith Edwards
    Naturally, if you support Obama and are treated every day to wall-to-wall news headlines showing Obama so far ahead of Romney in the polls that the election is basically over, then you're less likely to go out of your way to vote in November. So there's a really fine line between turning out your voters and turning off your voters when using polling data like this.
  • Obama to Cut 131 Million Dollars from Embassy Security (Just Wow)

    09/16/2012 9:17:12 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 36 replies
    You have to give Obama credit, this is a man who knows how to deal with a crisis. Some nut like Mitt Romney would run around shooting Muslims from the hip, but Obama meets with his advisers and dutifully studies ways to make each and every crisis that much worse. Because that’s what good government is. Obama’s Sequestration Plan Would Cut $1.084 Billion From The State Department’s Diplomatic And Consular Program, Including $2 Million For The Protection Of Foreign Missions And Officials, And $129 Million For Embassy Security, Construction, And Maintenance. (“OMB Report Pursuant To The Sequestration Transparency Act Of...
  • Chuck Todd: Half This Country Believes In Collectivism

    07/20/2012 7:35:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Collectivism: a political or economic theory advocating collective control especially over production and distribution. If Chuck Todd is right, our country is in trouble. On Morning Joe today, discussing President Obama's "you didn't build that" remarks, NBC political director Todd opined that "half this country believes" we are about collectivism. View the video here.
  • BBC Big: Europe Pulling For Obama As More Supportive Of 'Social Democratic' Values

    07/03/2012 5:06:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call it damning with pink praise . . . On today's Morning Joe, BBC's Katty Kay, anchor of the network's American edition, said that Europeans favor the re-election of President Obama because he is more supportive of "European social-democratic values." You know, those wonderful welfare-state policies that have worked their magic so well that Europe now enjoys . . . an 11.1% unemployment rate. View the video here.

    05/11/2012 6:14:49 AM PDT · by sitetest · 32 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | May 11, 2012 | Drudge
    Just a headline with a link back to I imagine there will be more to come.
  • Newt the closet anti-Semite?

    01/26/2012 6:36:36 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 37 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/26/2012 | Jonathan Tobin
    Jewish liberals have a difficult task this year in defending Barack Obama's record. But, luckily for them, it is far easier to stir up suspicion about conservative Republicans than it is to convince liberals to connect the dots about Barack Obama's troubling record on Israel. Convincing wavering Jewish liberals and moderates to stick with the Democrats is generally just a matter of reminding these voters that conservative Republicans are generally allied with the Christian right, a group many Jews fear more than Hamas, Hezbollah or al-Qaeda. That is often enough to overcome the fact that even liberals are aware that...
  • Scarborough: Newt 'Not Fit To Be President Of The United States'

    12/01/2011 5:42:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Newt Gingrich is the Republican presidential candidate, will Joe Scarborough abstain on election day? The question arises because on Morning Joe today, Scarborough flatly declared that Gingrich "is not fit to be the President of the United States." It was Newt's acceptance of $1 million-plus in fees from Freddie Mac, while subsequently suggesting that "politicians who profited" from the environment surrounding Fannie and Freddie should go to jail, that set Scarborough off. View the video here.
  • Restore America to Greatness Once Again

    11/28/2011 7:32:53 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 10 replies
    "Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | November 28, 2011 | Norma Zager
    It’s All about Local Politics in 2012 By Norma Zager “All politics is local.” Tip O‘Neill The year of the 2012 election has officially begun. I am drawn to the quote from the former Speaker of the House. I take “local” to mean pertaining to self-interest. Now, we in America will be forced to decide what is in our best interests. To stay on our current path or head in a new direction that will lead to a more prosperous and stronger America. Of course there are those whom would argue the point with me rather voraciously. For what is...
  • In GOP contest, anything could happen

    10/01/2011 6:50:14 PM PDT · by thecodont · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | October 1, 2011, 5:43 p.m. | By Mark Z. Barabak and Paul West, Los Angeles Times
    Barely three months before the first votes are cast, the Republican race for president is up for grabs, complicated by the absence of a clear front-runner and the rules that have guided the GOP's selection process for the past several decades. The rise of the "tea party" movement, with its contempt for convention, has undermined the tradition of bestowing the nomination on the candidate presumed next in line, who usually paid their dues through long service or a previous White House try. At the same time, a new way of awarding delegates has largely eliminated the winner-take-all system that hastened...
  • Tim Pawlenty's first Iowa spot: 'If I can do it in Minnesota ...'

    06/22/2011 7:33:56 AM PDT · by randita · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/22/11 | Alexander Burns
    Tim Pawlenty's first Iowa spot: 'If I can do it in Minnesota ...' 6/22/11 Alexander Burns Tim Pawlenty is taking the next major step today in his run for president, going on the air in Iowa with a wave of cable ads touting his record as governor of Minnesota. Pawlenty’s commercials define the choice facing Republican primary voters this way: “A lot of candidates will come to Iowa and say the same things. The question is, have they done it?” Pawlenty’s spot answers the question by casting him as a solid conservative governor who “reduced spending in real terms” and...
  • Michele Bachmann's Presidential Ambitions Take Her To New Hampshire, With Husband And Kids In Tow

    03/11/2011 5:01:10 PM PST · by pissant · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/11/11 | Amy Walter
    ABC News’ Amy Walter and Michael Falcone report: Rep. Michele Bachmann, the leader of the House Tea Party caucus and a favorite of conservatives, is wading deeper into presidential waters this weekend with a multi-stop trip to the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire. Bachmann’s main event in the Granite State will be a Saturday speech at a fundraising brunch organized by the New Hampshire Republican State Committee. A source close to Bachmann said the Minnesota Republican “will be talking about how beating Obama starts with defunding ObamaCare and the need for a constitutional conservative to be the Republican nominee.”...
  • Sarah Palin: Launching Campaign in April? Exclusive Details on When and Where!

    02/26/2011 7:32:00 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 82 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | February 22nd, 2011
    Believe it or not, it’s already high time for presidential hopefuls to kick off their campaigns even though the election isn’t until November 2012 — and we’ve connected some dots that strongly suggest where and when Sarah Palin will be announcing. has learned that Palin has booked an appearance in April on The Bob and Mark Show on 106.5 KWHL-FM in Anchorage. Sarah has said all along — including on the final episode of her TLC show Sarah Palin’s Alaska — that she would announce her candidacy on the radio via Bob and Mark. While the exact date hasn’t...
  • Wake Up, GOP: It’s Time to Put the Varsity on the Field

    02/25/2011 8:18:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 24, 2011 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    o beat Obama, Republicans must field their best candidates — now. At the approach of an election that’s likely America’s most important since 1864, many Republicans are acting as if they’re content to conduct tryouts for the jayvee. One wonders: where is the sense of urgency, the recognition of the acute need to get the best possible candidates into this defining presidential race?The comparison with 1864 is not overwrought. Then, victory in the Civil War, and hence the fate of the Union, hung in the balance. This time around, the fate of ObamaCare and, with it, the fate of limited...
  • RR: 46% of GOP Primary Voters Who Favor Palin Might Back Third-Party Option If She Isn’t Nominated

    01/30/2011 10:33:33 AM PST · by parksstp · 359 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 30, 2011 | Rasmussen Reports
    Nearly half of the Republican Primary voters who support Sarah Palin say they are at least somewhat likely to vote for a third-party candidate if she does not win the GOP presidential nomination.
  • Could and Shoulda....Where do "Fredheads" go now?

    08/24/2009 12:38:35 PM PDT · by brewferr · 67 replies · 3,221+ views ^ | 8/24/2009 | Brewferr
    So here we were in 2007 worrying about who would take the Reagan "mantle of conservatism" forward. John McCain, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Duncan Hunter, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul and others were already in the race to become the next GOP nominee for president. And you know what? Conservatives were freaking out! Was this really the crop we had to choose from? None of these guys, with the exception of maybe Duncan Hunter or to an extent Ron Paul, really understood what conservatism was. Then a grassroots draft campaign was initiated to bring someone into the race that really understood...
  • US election watch: The case for McCain

    11/03/2008 9:37:00 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 4 replies · 489+ views ^ | 10/30/2008 | Mathias Sundin
    Many of us Europeans wish to see McCain as the next president of the United States of America, even though we who do may not constitute a majority. While electing the next president itself, naturally, is a solely American business, I think it's worth pointing out that many aware and well educated Europeans DO NOT support Obama even though he, undeniably, is the the favourite candidate of most PC European politicians and journalists - and most of our politicians and journalists are appallingly PC. The article by Swedish politician Mathias Sundin: "As Americans everywhere prepare to go to the polls,...
  • Lies, #@%*$# Lies, and Opinion Polls - - What Do The Polls Mean, If Anything?

    10/22/2008 2:10:31 PM PDT · by jay1949 · 8 replies · 433+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | October 21, 2008 | jay1949
    Our expert pollsters have determined, with all of the accuracy and impartiality that modern statistical science and polling techniques can muster, that (1) the Presidential race is tightening while (2) Obama is pulling away and (3) the Presidential race remains remarkably stable. Say what??? Well, keep in mind that American novelist Samuel Clemens (a/k/a Mark Twain) wrote, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Presidential preference polls are, for better or worse, a form of statistics.
  • Keyes calls mortgage bailout 'socialistic'

    09/25/2008 6:17:23 AM PDT · by TBP · 49 replies · 1,142+ views
    America's Revival ^ | September 25, 2008 | Ambassador Dr. Alan Keyes
    Former Reagan diplomat Alan Keyes commented Sept. 23 on the federal government's bailout of mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The former Assistant Secretary of State, currently running for president as an independent, said the bailout plan as proposed by the Bush administration would effectively transform our nation into "a socialist society." The following is the text of Keyes' statement: What I have to say about the bailout is that, with a concrete proposal on the table, it becomes much more obvious what is actually going on right now, and I think that we have to confront it. And...
  • Russian voters pressed to vote

    02/29/2008 7:36:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 139+ views
    FT ^ | 02/28/08 | Neil Buckley
    Russian voters pressed to vote By Neil Buckley in Moscow Published: February 28 2008 18:43 | Last updated: February 28 2008 18:43 Russians are coming under intense pressure to vote in Sunday’s presidential election amid apparent official concerns that the result is such a foregone conclusion that turnout could be embarrassingly low. Blog: Gideon RachmanCommunist and extreme nationalist candidates have been allowed onto the ballot – perhaps to make the Kremlin’s man look like a mainstream moderate Dmitry Medvedev is set to coast to victory in spite of enjoying limited popularity when Vladimir Putin, the president, made him his...
  • Che Guevara Flags in Obama's Houston Office (Cuban flag w/pix of mass murdere)

    02/13/2008 6:19:06 PM PST · by Sun · 11 replies · 61+ views
    Che Guevara Flags in Obama's Houston Office Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 4:25:17 pm PST Barack Obama won’t wear an American flag on his lapel, but on the wall of his Houston campaign office: a Cuban flag with a picture of Communist mass murderer Che Guevara.
  • Fair and Balanced:Ron Paul To Speak at West Virginia GOP Convention on Super Tuesday

    02/04/2008 5:35:35 PM PST · by OPS4 · 13 replies · 177+ views
    Ron Paul Campaign ^ | 2/04/08 | Ron Paul Campaign
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2008 CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA – Dr. Ron Paul, ten-term congressman presidential candidate will be the first presidential candidate to give a speech on Super Tuesday at the West Virginia GOP Convention at the Charleston Civic Center at 9:30 am EST. Who: Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul What: Ron Paul to deliver a speech to West Virginia GOP Delegates When: Monday, February 5th, 9:30 – 9:50AM, EST Where: Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Dr, Charleston, WV The first 200 visitors will receive guest passes. Present at the convention will be the elected Ron Paul delegates,...
  • Why Obstetrician-Gynecologist Ron Paul Should Not Be President Of The United States (Vanity)

    01/06/2008 6:42:04 AM PST · by joeclarke · 93 replies · 896+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 01/06/2008 | JoeClarke.Net
    I know many Paul Bearers, and they are Christian - as most everyone, except Democrats, are now confessing to be. To say they are overly enamored with Ron Paul is an understatement as they think he is just an apocalypse shy of being the Second Coming. Ron Paul is the only "Constitutional" candidate, they claim, and he wants to High Tail It out of Iraq, eliminate the IRS, withdraw from the world, and kill welfare payments including Social Security and Medicaid. Who could ask for anything more? Ron Paul does have more reasonable ideas such as "really doing something" about...
  • Giuliani, Huckabee Tied; Clinton Up

    12/10/2007 3:47:34 PM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 8 replies · 31+ views
    AP via The Guardian ^ | Monday December 10, 2007 | The Associated Press
    Giuliani, Huckabee Tied; Clinton Up THE RACE: The presidential race for Republicans, Democrats nationally. ^--- THE NUMBERS - DEMOCRATS Hillary Rodham Clinton, 40 percent Barack Obama, 30 percent John Edwards, 14 percent ^--- THE NUMBERS - REPUBLICANS Rudy Giuliani, 24 percent Mike Huckabee, 22 percent Mitt Romney, 16 percent John McCain, 13 percent Fred Thompson, 10 percent Ron Paul, 6 percent ^---
  • S. Korea: SKorean challenger launches presidential campaign (conservative storm hit the land)

    11/10/2007 7:32:54 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 154+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/08/07
    SKorean challenger launches presidential campaign Thu Nov 8, 2:24 AM ET A rightwing former opposition leader Thursday launched his campaign for South Korea's presidency as the main opposition party bitterly denounced him as a traitor. Lee Hoi-Chang, a harsh critic of North Korea, on Wednesday announced his third presidential bid -- throwing the race into confusion by splitting the conservative vote just six weeks before polling day. Lee, a former supreme court judge and graduate of the top high school and university, visited homes of teenagers living alone and disabled elderly people. Aides said the 72-year-old is trying to soften...
  • Electoral Initiative Would Add An Interesting Twist (Larger National GOP EC Majorities Alert)

    08/27/2007 9:33:59 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 54 replies · 1,069+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 08/25/2007 | Dena Burns
    So if this initiative were to get on the ballot and pass, it would mean that even if the state continued to vote for a Democrat for president, as it has for the past four elections, a Republican would still get some electoral votes. Under this method, Bush would have gotten 19 in 2000 and Gore 35. In 2004, Bush would have gotten 22 electoral votes and Kerry 33. Democrats are furious over the prospect of a district by district scheme. They say that unless such a change was made in every state in the union, it would be unfair...
  • Drawing Fire, Judith Giuliani Gives Her Side

    08/04/2007 2:04:14 PM PDT · by sitetest · 67 replies · 1,290+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 5, 2007 | ERIC KONIGSBERG
    It has not been an easy few months for Judith Giuliani. Her rollout to the public received rocky reviews from the political class, Republicans included. A series of negative articles about her shopping habits, marital past and supposedly testy relations with campaign staff followed. Her appearances alongside her husband, Rudolph W. Giuliani, grew suddenly scarce — and some analysts suggested that she keep it that way. So it was perhaps no surprise that at a recent lunch in downtown Manhattan, Mrs. Giuliani offered this self-assessment: “When it comes to politics, I’m new to this.” Over the course of a two-hour...
  • Vote in the FreedomWorks 2008 Presidential Straw Poll starting July 31-Aug 2!

    07/30/2007 7:27:29 AM PDT · by jirwin08 · 3 replies · 253+ views ^ | 7-30-07 | Jessica Irwin
    Voting begins on Tuesday, July 31 and will continue until Thursday, August 2nd. Vote in the Republican Straw Poll this week and in the Democratic Straw Poll next week! Tell your friends!
  • The Centrists Didn’t Hold

    07/29/2007 9:29:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 656+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 28, 2007 | NOAM SCHEIBER
    NOT very long ago, the Democratic Leadership Council was a maker of presidents — or, at least, the maker of a president. In 1991, Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas, then the council’s chairman, elucidated the “New Democrat” ethos and previewed the themes of his presidential candidacy (“opportunity, responsibility, community”) with a speech at the centrist group’s annual conference. “It became the blueprint for my campaign message,” Mr. Clinton later wrote in his autobiography. He added, “By embracing ideas and values that were both liberal and conservative, it made voters who had not supported Democratic presidential candidates in years listen to...
  • Dick Armey: NH can make retirement security a part of the Presidential debate

    07/25/2007 5:49:58 AM PDT · by jirwin08 · 5 replies · 486+ views
    The Manchester Union Leader ^ | 7-25-07 | Dick Armey
    REFORMING retirement security in America is the greatest political opportunity -- and responsibility -- of our generation. Yet the topic of Social Security and Medicare is shockingly absent from Presidential hustings. Simply ignoring the problem does not mean it is going away. Thomas Saving, a trustee of the Social Security and Medicare programs, estimates a breathtaking $83.6 trillion unfunded liability in the two entitlements, which is a tremendous gap between promised obligations and what the government will actually collect in payroll taxes. Serious reforms of these broken government programs based on personal ownership have fallen victim to Republicans who don't...
  • Final 2nd Quarter FEC Reports

    07/18/2007 10:15:17 AM PDT · by dangus · 15 replies · 532+ views
    FEC ^ | as of 7.18.07 | Compiled by Dangus
    The July 15th FEC reports for presidential candidates are avilable. Below are the results for all declared candidates. Fred Thompson is not included, since he has not yet filed as a candidate with FEC. McCain is not quite as dead as many have made him out to be; some reports said he was down to about a quarter million dollars. But he IS dead... Romney is running on his own money, it seems... Kucinich is absolutely bankrupt... Romney has bought his standing in New Hampshire and Iowa by spending $34 million;... Nader doesn't look like he's preparing for another run...
  • Hillary’s Policy Proposals: Progressive (if You Live in 1940’s USSR)

    06/12/2007 4:02:27 PM PDT · by MattHittle · 4 replies · 198+ views ^ | 6/11/07 | MHittle
    In his blog Hillary Clinton’s Backward “Progressive Vision,”John Tamny of National Review discusses Hillary’s domestic policy, and how, while it seems cursorily justifiable, it fails upon closer examination.
  • Al Sharpton's Democratic Party

    04/15/2007 3:06:13 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 25 replies · 836+ views
    New York Observer [Left] ^ | 4/16/2007 | Azi Paybarah
    Al Sharpton really enjoys making candidates beg for his endorsement. And yet they come. And next week, Mr. Sharpton will take over the swanky Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers and spend four days granting an audience to every Democrat who wants to be President. He's not saying anything definitive yet about which candidates he likes best, of course. He just offers clues. "On the war, Kucinich is probably the closest, because I feel we should defund the war," he said. "On some issues of poverty, Edwards is closer. Health care - Hillary. In terms of racial profiling, probably Obama....
  • [Texas:]Hillary Clinton to visit Valley

    03/17/2007 3:48:35 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 513+ views
    Valley Morning Star ^ | March 17, 2007 | ANDRES R. MARTINEZ
    Former first lady to attend fund-raiser McALLEN - Security should be tight for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's fund-raising visit today, but if the U.S. Secret Service has its way you won't even notice the former first lady's motorcade or security detail. Clinton is currently the frontrunner in a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls in the 2008 presidential election. Because of her status as the former first lady, she is the only candidate to have Secret Service protection. "We are working in cooperation with the McAllen Police Department to provide a safe environment for the former first lady," said Mark Lacey,...
  • France: Royal faces another attack in French campaign (underreported property value)

    03/11/2007 3:35:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 500+ views
    IHT ^ | 03/07/07
    Royal faces another attack in French campaign Reuters Published: March 7, 2007 PARIS: Ségolène Royal, the French Socialist Party presidential candidate, has disputed allegations that her tax returns underestimated the value of her properties, saying the tax authorities would have intervened if there had been grounds for concern. Le Canard Enchaîné, a satirical weekly in Paris, said Royal and her companion, the Socialist party leader François Hollande, had declared their properties to be worth €933,000, about $1.2 million, compared with market values of a bit more than €1.8 million, thereby sharply reducing their tax exposure. "I have confidence in the...
  • Let the Converstion Begin!

    02/20/2007 1:51:19 PM PST · by Convert · 17 replies · 897+ views
    Vent with Michelle Malkin ^ | Frebruary 20, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Feb 20, 2007 9:12 AM 58 Comments » | 12 Trackbacks | Permalink Watch this episode on YouTube
  • Duncan Hunter on Laura Ingraham - NOW

    02/16/2007 7:28:01 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 68 replies · 1,276+ views
    The Laura Ingraham Show
    Duncan Hunter is on today.
  • 100 lawmakers give '08 endorsements

    02/13/2007 8:27:51 AM PST · by Antoninus · 65 replies · 919+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/2007 | Elana Schor
    Take note, presidential prognosticators: Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R) may have earned a rousing reception at the California GOP convention last weekend, but Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) has more public supporters in Congress.And while Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) plans to refrain from an endorsement until her party chooses a nominee, one Democratic candidate quietly has lined up not one but two backers in the House leadership - Sen. Chris Dodd (Conn.). The most wide-open presidential rivalry in modern times is sparking fierce competition for congressional backing, with nearly 100 lawmakers declaring their 2008 allegiances before the first...
  • Hugo Chavez's Opponent Plans Major Caracas Rally, Opposition Strength May be Growing (Translation)

    10/02/2006 4:14:13 PM PDT · by StJacques · 78 replies · 1,097+ views
    El Universal ( Caracas ) ^ | October 2, 2006 | Pedro Pablo Peñaloza ( translated by self )
    Rosales will lead "Caracas Avalanche" Saturday Pedro Pablo Peñaloza El Universal (Caracas) The director of the First Justice Party, Liliana Hernandez, member of the campaign command of Manuel Rosales, summoned the followers of the opposition candidate to concentrate themselves next Saturday in Libertador Avenue [in Caracas]. Hernandez specified that the act of support for the Governor of the State of Zulia1 will be named the "Caracas Avalanche" and it is scheduled to begin at 10:00 in the morning. "The idea is that, besides demonstrating in favor of the victory of the National Unity candidate [i.e. Rosales], we are calling...
  • Chavez's Opponent, Manuel Rosales, Announces Law and Order Reform Platform (Translation)

    09/27/2006 5:17:42 PM PDT · by StJacques · 9 replies · 414+ views
    El Universal ( Caracas ) ^ | September 27, 2006 | El Universal Staff Article ( translated by self )
    Rosales Promises to Exchange Arms for Vouchers of 5 Million Bolivares1 Caracas -- The unitary opposition candidate, Manuel Rosales, formulated today the security plans which form an integral part of his governing strategy and promised to create and preside over a National Council of Justice and Security. He explained that this body "would render an accounting of the security of the country and will incorporate within itself the President of the TSJ [Supreme Tribunal of Justice], the General Prosecutor of the Republic, the Public Defender,2 and the Ministers of Defense, Interior, and Justice." Furthermore he announced a "true disarmament...
  • Israeli panel: Giuliani is 'best' presidential candidate for Israel

    09/05/2006 9:30:21 AM PDT · by texas_mrs · 59 replies · 973+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 9/05/2006 | Haaretz Staff
    Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is the "best" candidate in the 2008 race for Israel, a panel of eight Israeli experts assembled by Haaretz has determined. Giuliani is followed by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Arizona Senator John McCain and New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Ranking bottom of the list is Illinois Senator Barack Obama.
  • Lopez Obrador leading Calderon in Mexican Vote Recount [Update: Calderon now leading]

    07/05/2006 2:12:31 PM PDT · by chilepepper · 1,222 replies · 36,018+ views ^ | 05 July 2006 | Tom Barkley
    MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Mexico's leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a small lead in the final vote count being conducted by the Federal Electoral Institute, or IFE, based on results from 35.2% of polling stations, The Associated Press reported Wednesday afternoon. Lopez Obrador, of the Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, is ahead with 37.1%, while conservative Felipe Calderon of the ruling National Action Party, or PAN, has 34.3% of the vote, according to IFE. A quick tally the night of Sunday's vote proved too close for IFE to call a winner, so election officials Wednesday started a...