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  • Specter Of McCain Haunts, Closed Primary Resolutions Pass

    07/04/2015 6:06:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    The specter of John McCain was present at a recent meeting the Arizona’s Legislative District 2, as Precinct Committeemen moved to pass a resolution to close the Republican primaries. Despite his operatives’ best efforts the resolution vehemently opposed by McCain passed. LD2 Chair Sergio Arellano, who told the group that he personally supported closed primaries, pleaded with attendees to delay the vote until Arizona GOP head Robert Graham could address the group. According to Arellano, Graham, who was in France, wanted the group to refrain from voting on the resolution until he could talk them out of it. Arellano entertained...
  • Brent Bozell On Scott Walker Hiring Brad Dayspring: ‘Get Rid Of This Cretin Immediately’

    07/02/2015 3:56:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Beth Rothstein
    Media Research Center President Brent Bozell has some rather harsh words for Brad Dayspring, the former National Republican Senatorial Committee strategist who is now working for presidential hopeful Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker‘s SuperPAC. Dayspring is well-known for his hotheaded ways. His personality has even earned him a nickname in certain GOP circles: “Brad Dayscream.” As most who travel political Washington terrain know, when he departed then-House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s office, he nearly came to blows with a senior staffer. Bozell, who was speaking in his capacity as Chairman of ForAmerica, is obviously not president of the Brad Dayspring Fan...
  • Scott Walker, Set for a Bigger Stage, Faces G.O.P Revolt in Wisconsin

    06/30/2015 3:54:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 81 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/24/2015 | Trip Gabriel
    As Gov. Scott Walker prepares to announce his campaign for president next month, promising to bring what he calls "big bold leadership" to Washington, as he did in Wisconsin, he faces a cloud over that story line: Republicans back home are in revolt. Leaders or Mr. walker's party, which controls the Legislature, are balking at his demands for the state's budget. Critics say the governor's spending blueprint is aimed more at appealing to conservatives in early-voting states like Iowa than doing what is best for Wisconsin. Lawmakers are stymied over how to pay for road and bridge repairs without raising...
  • New York Times Debunked: Scott Walker’s ‘I’m Not Going Nativist’ Conversation Never Happened

    07/03/2015 7:29:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7-3-15 | Matthew Boyle
    A conversation about immigration between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore, reported on by the New York Times this week, never happened. “We have spoken with Stephen Moore and the conversation that was reported did not happen and he will tell you that. I would recommend you reach out to him,” Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong told Breitbart News on Thursday in response to an article by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman. On Thursday, the reporters wrote: “Stephen Moore, a conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation who backs an immigration overhaul, called Mr. Walker’s embrace of a...
  • Scott Walker privately reassures ally: “I’m not going nativist; I’m still pro-immigration”

    07/02/2015 8:09:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 2, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Is this news? Nothing he told Stephen Moore in this account is strictly inconsistent with what he said a few months ago about reducing legal immigration as president. Walker was careful at the time to say that was something he wanted to look at, to see if current legal immigration levels are depressing wages and should be adjusted accordingly. He didn’t commit to anything, although he got plenty of excited buzz among the conservative voters he’s wooing for daring to raise the possibility. Even if he had committed to new limits, anything short of a total moratorium could, I suppose,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: NYT Debunked: Scott Walker’s ‘I’m Not Going Nativist’ Conversation Never Happened

    07/04/2015 12:34:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A conversation about immigration between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore, reported on by the New York Times this week, never happened. “We have spoken with Stephen Moore and the conversation that was reported did not happen and he will tell you that. I would recommend you reach out to him,” Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong told Breitbart News on Thursday in response to an article by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman. On Thursday, the reporters wrote: “Stephen Moore, a conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation who backs an immigration overhaul, called Mr. Walker’s embrace of a...
  • Conservatives say outside group is an arm of House Speaker Boehner (link only)

    07/03/2015 6:12:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Conservatives say outside group is an arm of House Speaker Boehner http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/01/conservatives-say-outside-group-is-arm-of-house-speaker/29572077/
  • New McLaughlin Poll: Establishment GOP Leaders Destroying GOP Brand

    07/03/2015 6:06:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    conservativehq.com ^ | 7/2/15 | George Rasley
    A just-released McLaughlin & Associates poll published in National Review has revealed a truly disastrous trend for national Republicans: one in six of all voters, 18 percent, disapproves of the job that President Obama is doing, but is not voting Republican. Right now both parties remain polarized in their vote for Congress. Republicans vote for Republicans 95 percent to 1 percent. Democrats vote for Democrats 90 percent to 5 percent. Independents are evenly split at 32 percent for each party, with 36 percent undecided. Among McLaughlin’s major findings is that a majority of Americans continue to disapprove of the job...
  • Donald Trump is quickly becoming the GOP establishment's worst nightmare

    07/02/2015 7:55:01 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 110 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | 7/2/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    And despite all that, Trump is rising in recent polls, placing second both in national surveys and in polls of key early-voting states. This means one thing: In a little more than a month, the outspoken Trump will almost certainly be one of the candidates who polls high enough to earn a spot onstage at the first Republican primary debate. It's a potential disaster in the making for Republicans who desire a more prim and proper run-up to selecting their nominee.
  • A GOP Disaster Avoidance Plan (Barf Alert!!!)

    07/02/2015 11:00:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | John Warren
    With Governor ChristieÂ’s splash in the pool, the population pining to be POTUS is now large enough to hold a special Republican Primary: only the declared wannabes would participate, each egotist getting three votes. Naturally, weÂ’d eliminate all their first choices and zero in on the next two, thereby distilling a much tighter cluster of potential electables.Seriously, we now have a candidate for almost every splinter view imaginable, and good people though each of them are, they collectively exemplify a party in confusion and dysfunction. As one wag pointed out, the last time there were this many declared candidates, a...
  • Donald Trump is quickly becoming the GOP establishment's worst nightmare

    07/02/2015 9:01:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/02/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump is not the most cautious speaker in the Republican presidential primary field. He's in a public feud with the nation's largest Spanish-language television network, one of its premier broadcast networks, and a major retailer over comments suggesting Mexican immigrants are "rapists" and drug runners. And despite all that, Trump is rising in recent polls, placing second both in national surveys and in polls of key early-voting states. This means one thing: In a little more than a month, the outspoken Trump will almost certainly be one of the candidates who polls high enough to earn a...
  • Chris Christie wins an endorsement: Maine Gov. Paul LePage(endorses least conservative Governor)

    07/01/2015 3:32:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/1/15 | Kyle Cheney
    Maine’s Paul LePage became the first sitting governor to endorse a candidate in the 2016 GOP nomination race, throwing his support behind Christie Christie’s fledgling bid for president. Mr. LePage said that the New Jersey governor has been an inspiration to him over his career and said Mr. Christie, as the head of the Republican Governors Association, played an instrumental role in helping him win re-election last year. (SNIP) LePage refused to criticize Christie for accepting Obamacare’s huge Medicaid expansion, a program LePage has derided as “welfare expansion” and that he repeatedly vetoed when the Maine Legislature sent it to...
  • With O’Brien, Smith at his side, Cruz calls Ayotte ‘a friend’

    07/01/2015 3:22:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    WMUR ^ | May 29, 2015 | John DiStaso
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stood next to former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien on Friday and called Sen. Kelly Ayotte “a friend.” He also called embattled U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta “a good man." Cruz would not say whether he agreed with O’Brien that Ayotte should face a primary next year, saying that he is “focused on my own primary.” (SNIP) And I think it is incumbent on every elected official to make the case to his or her constituents that we’re going to do the job we’re elected to do. And so I will leave those suggestions to the...
  • See, I told you Marco Rubio was only pretending to change his mind about amnesty

    07/01/2015 2:52:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Jul. 1, 2015
    After Rubiocare dealt a near-fatal to his presidential aspirations, Marco Rubio and his handlers went on an apology tour, giving the unmistakable impression— but never outright stating— that Rubio had learned his lesson on amnesty. (SNIP) But being the unqualified, incompetent dolt that he is, Rubio let the cat out of the bag— telling a New Hampshire audience that he does, in fact, support a pathway to citizenship for the 11-40 million Rubio-Americans…
  • Rand Paul Makes History As First Major-Party POTUS Candidate to Seek Pot Industry Donors

    07/01/2015 1:28:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    TruthInMedia.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Barry Donegan
    On June 30, US Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul attended the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Cannabis Business Summit at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO and held his own private, $2,700-per-ticket fundraiser. An invitation to the fundraiser, which was originally obtained by Yahoo News, can be seen below. As The Associated Press points out, Rand Paul’s pot industry fundraiser marks the first time in US history that a major-party presidential candidate has attempted to openly seek campaign cash from America’s new legal marijuana industry. Around 40 marijuana business leaders met with Paul at the event. “This is...
  • Mitch McConnell: GOP out of legislative options to fight gay marriage

    07/01/2015 11:59:35 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/1/15 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell concedes that there’s little congressional Republicans can do to fight the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, though he predicted a flurry of litigation aimed at protecting “religious liberty” in light of the decision. The Kentucky Republican has been a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage: He was one of just six Senate Republicans to sign an amicus brief urging the high court to reject federal protection of same-sex marriage. And though he reiterated to Kentucky TV station WDRB on Tuesday evening that his position has not changed, he also said there is...
  • How German media shaped the Greece crisis

    07/01/2015 10:05:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 01 Jul 2015 12:50 GMT+02:00 | Tom Barfield
    “No more billions for the greedy Greeks” or “Merkel shoots down new proposals from Athens”: these are just a couple of the bold headlines Germans have digested with their morning coffee in recent months. In a country still massively reliant on traditional forms of media—newspapers, and above all television—for its news, these headlines matter. […] Political discussion on TV is dominated by talk shows such as Anne Will, Günther Jauch and Hart aber Fair (Hard but Fair), where although people outside the mainstream may be invited, “counter-opinions are generally squashed or have little chance of piercing through,” Mühl-Benninghaus pointed out....
  • Gov. John Kasich on Gay Marriage: ‘The Court Has Ruled, and It’s Time to Move On’

    06/29/2015 8:30:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 06/29/2015 | by Josh Feldman
    Lots of Republican candidates are really up in arms about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, and some are trying to fight back strongly against it. Mike Huckabee said states should outright reject it, while Ted Cruz proposed Supreme Court elections to push back against “judicial tyranny.” But on Face the Nation today, likely GOP candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich told John Dickerson, “I believe in traditional marriage, but the Supreme Court has ruled, it’s the law of the land, and we’ll abide by it.” He implored people to just “take a deep breath,” and said there are plenty...
  • McConnell:Gay Marriage Is 'Law of the Land' for Congress, Too'says there's not much Congress can do'

    07/01/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 131 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/1/15 | c coren
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's not much Congress can do in the wake of the ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. In an interview Tuesday night on Kentucky television station WDRB, McConnell restated that he still holds to the traditional view of marriage. "I’ve always felt that marriage is between one man and one woman and the Supreme Court has held otherwise. That’s the law of the land," the Kentucky Republican said. When he was asked if there is anything Congress can do, he answered: "I don’t think so. I think the courts have pretty well...
  • Greek Debt Crisis: How Goldman Sachs Helped Greece to Mask its True Debt

    07/01/2015 7:45:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 02/08/2010 | By Beat Balzli
    Goldman Sachs helped the Greek government to mask the true extent of its deficit with the help of a derivatives deal that legally circumvented the EU Maastricht deficit rules. At some point the so-called cross currency swaps will mature, and swell the country's already bloated deficit. Greeks aren't very welcome in the Rue Alphones Weicker in Luxembourg. It's home to Eurostat, the European Union's statistical office. The number crunchers there are deeply annoyed with Athens. Investigative reports state that important data "cannot be confirmed" or has been requested but "not received." Creative accounting took priority when it came to totting...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions says Alabama must 'ultimately follow the law' on same-sex ruling

    07/01/2015 8:45:25 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 47 replies
    AL.com ^ | 07/01/2015 | Mike Cason
    Sen. Jeff Sessions said today that Alabama will "ultimately have to follow the law" on the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, even though he strongly disagrees with it. Sessions was asked about the resistance by some judicial officials in Alabama to granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the court's 5-4 ruling that state bans on gay marriage violate the Constitution. Sessions did not say specifically how officials in Alabama should proceed. "Ultimately they'll have to follow the law," the senator said. "The question of what that means and exactly what that requires them to do, I guess they'll...
  • Donald Trump: It was my decision to cut off ties with Macy's

    07/01/2015 8:38:48 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/01/2015 | Ashley Lutz
    Minutes after Macy's announced it was severing business ties with Donald Trump, the real-estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate said it was his decision to leave Macy's. Macy's and Trump cut ties in the days 700,000 people signed on to a petition calling for his ouster. "I have decided to terminate my relationship with Macy’s because of the pressure being put on them by outside sources," Trump said in a statement provided by his campaign. "While selling Trump ties and shirts at Macy’s is a small business in terms of dollar volume, my principles are far more important and therefore...
  • McConnell: GOP out of legislative options to fight gay marriage

    07/01/2015 7:29:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/01/2015 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell concedes that there’s little congressional Republicans can do to fight the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, though he predicted a flurry of litigation aimed at protecting “religious liberty” in light of the decision. The Kentucky Republican has been a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage, one of just six Senate Republicans to sign an amicus brief urging the high court to reject federal protection of same-sex marriage. And though he reiterated to Kentucky TV station WDRB on Tuesday evening that his position has not changed, he also said there is little that...
  • Leaked: What's in Obama's trade deal [TPP's intellectual property - Big Pharma]

    07/01/2015 6:08:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/01/2015 | Michael Grunwald
    A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law. POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it stood on May 11, at the start of the latest negotiating round in Guam. While U.S. trade officials would not confirm the authenticity of the document, they downplayed its importance, emphasizing that the terms of the deal are likely to change significantly as the talks enter their final stages. Those terms are still secret, but the public...
  • Primer For Reporters Looking Into the H-1B Program

    07/01/2015 6:22:40 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 01 July 2015 | John Miano
    American media, I welcome you to the H-1B cesspool. After decades of neglect, I am happily surprised that Southern California Edison and Disney have drawn new attention to the H-1B program. I do have one nit to pick. Many of you are referring to "loopholes" and "abuse". That is entirely incorrect. Disney and SCE show that the H-1B program is working as it designed to work. You need to start looking deeper.
  • [Sen. Rand] Paul meets rancher Cliven Bundy

    06/30/2015 9:04:20 AM PDT · by Plummz · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2015, 08:35 am | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) met rancher Cliven Bundy on Monday, along with several dozen supporters and land rights activists during a presidential campaign swing through Nevada. The Associated Press reported the two met at a stop northeast of Las Vegas, where Paul fielded questions on public land control, a major issue in the state, where much land is owned by the federal government. "I think almost all land use issues and animal issues, endangered species issues, ought to be handled at the state level," Paul told the AP. "I think that the government shouldn't interfere with state decisions, so if...
  • Jeb Bush Enlists Family in Cash Appeal (but Not His Brother) “¡Todos por Jeb!”

    06/29/2015 1:48:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/29/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Fund-raising is a family affair for former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. But not the whole family. Facing a Tuesday deadline to raise cash for the first quarter, Mr. Bush’s campaign has enlisted his wife, son and father to solicit donations from supporters in the last two days. There has been no such pitch, however, from the 43rd president, who is his brother. “It’s not the same as when I ran for office, now a single email can raise millions, and every fund-raising deadline is scrutinized,” his father, the first President Bush, wrote in an email. “That’s why Jeb needs...
  • Jeb Bush Supports Chapter 9 for Puerto Rico

    06/29/2015 1:40:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/29/15 | Courtney Coren
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has said that he supports Puerto Rico filing for bankruptcy in the face of the massive debt the Caribbean island is facing. When Bush visited Puerto Rico, which is a U.S. territory, on a campaign stop in April, he told a crowd that the public agencies in Puerto Rico should be able to seek bankruptcy under Chapter 9, according to the Puerto Rico Report.
  • Jeb Bush and His Friends Have Spent a Lot of Time Explaining His Bad Business Deals

    06/29/2015 1:33:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 6/29/15 | Jaime Fuller
    The Washington Post has a story today about 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush's unfortunate habit of getting involved in business deals destined to crumble and make him look bad. The problem is widespread enough that his career is littered with a graveyard of hilariously halfhearted explanations for his mistakes from friends, staffers, and Bush himself. In 1998 — shortly before he became governor of Florida, Bush told the St. Petersburg Times, according to the Post, “I’m 45 years old. I have to have better radar.” Bush's running mate in his failed gubernatorial bid in 1994, Tom Feeney, argued that the...
  • Jeb Bush did business with crooks, traded on his family connections, Washington Post reports

    06/29/2015 1:27:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    The Week ^ | 6/29/15 | Peter Weber
    Before he was elected governor of Florida in 1998, Jeb Bush "often benefited from his family connections and repeatedly put himself in situations that raised questions about his judgment and exposed him to reputational risk," report Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Tom Hamburger in The Washington Post, noting that five of Bush's business associates have been convicted of crimes. Bush, who cites his business experience to bolster his run for president, says that he was taken advantage of by unscrupulous businessmen and had no knowledge of wrongdoing. The Post found that Bush's intervention with federal officials helped one later-convicted fraudster get...
  • State Employees Are Having A Hard Time Explaining Scott Walker’s New Voting Restrictions

    06/29/2015 1:00:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    United Steel Workers ^ | June 29, 2015 | Alice Ollstein
    When Hillary Clinton issued a sweeping call for expanding and protecting voting rights, and called out Wisconsin and other states for passing discriminatory laws, Governor Scott Walker responded by blasting her views as “extreme” and “far outside the mainstream.” He defended his own record of cutting early voting days and implementing a strict voter ID law, saying these changes “make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.” But at a workshop held in Milwaukee in early June, state government employees struggled to explain the byzantine voting restrictions to a crowd of poll workers and community activists. Under Wisconsin’s voter...
  • Stop Letting the Rich Move to Puerto Rico as a Tax Haven

    04/14/2015 6:23:43 AM PDT · by cll · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04/14/2015 | Edward Kleinbard
    Now that you’ve created the next great app and your investment in your startup is worth a billion dollars, at least on paper, it’s time for a really difficult challenge: how to cash out without paying capital gains taxes anywhere in the world? With no U.S. or Puerto Rican tax on much investment income of new residents, U.S. citizens now can pay zero tax on capital gains. For several hundred affluent Americans over the last couple of years (including Toby Neugebauer, a key financier to Ted Cruz) the answer has been to establish a principal residence in Puerto Rico, and...
  • Ann Coulter has fallen from grace — and the reason why is terrifying

    06/29/2015 12:28:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    Salon ^ | June 29, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    ... [Ann Coulter] was riding high, perhaps the most famous polemicist of her day, the scourge of liberals everywhere and the fantasy of young conservative men's dreams. And then suddenly, she was nowhere. After having been relegated to a "debate" with her friend Mickey Kaus the year before, she was excluded from CPAC in 2015 where she'd been featured for 17 years. It seems that conservative organizations have been trying to have her dropped for a while but friends in high places had intervened. But the planners had had enough. She was very bitter about it, telling the Washington Examiner,...
  • Rand Paul: Government Should Get Out of the Marriage Business Altogether

    06/28/2015 10:08:50 PM PDT · by z taxman · 81 replies
    Time ^ | June 28, 2015 | Rand Paul
    ...The Constitution is silent on the question of marriage because marriage has always been a local issue. Our founding fathers went to the local courthouse to be married, not to Washington, D.C. I’ve often said I don’t want my guns or my marriage registered in Washington. Those who disagree with the recent Supreme Court ruling argue that the court should not overturn the will of legislative majorities. Those who favor the Supreme Court ruling argue that the 14th Amendment protects rights from legislative majorities. Do consenting adults have a right to contract with other consenting adults? Supporters of the Supreme...
  • SpaceX Launch Ends in Failure

    06/28/2015 9:31:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 06/28/15
    SpaceX just failed at its third attempt..
  • Tancredo: House GOP Preparing to Sell Out on Immigration Bills

    06/27/2015 7:15:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tom Tancredo
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) this past week again showed he will punish conservative House members for not supporting deals he strikes with President Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). This does not bode well for the package of immigration bills to be debated on the House floor sometime after the July Fourth recess. House Republicans have been writing and “marking up” more than a dozen immigration bills over the past year, and Republican leaders have been promising a “package of little bills” as an alternative to the “comprehensive” bills favored by the amnesty lobby.
  • Little love in media for Cruz's trade 'flip flop'

    06/27/2015 9:37:18 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23 2015 | T Becket Adams
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, found little love in the press Tuesday after he reversed course on his previous support for a bill that would grant President Obama "Fast Track" authority to approve major international trade bills The 2016 Republican presidential candidate said in an op-ed that he changed his previous position on Congress' Trade Promotion Authority because the legislation had become too enmeshed in backroom deals and corruption. Both left- and right-leaning media immediately branded his announcement as an all-too-obvious political flip-flop.
  • Ted Cruz’ Callous Disregard of History

    06/27/2015 12:08:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's The Peace Pastor ^ | June 27, 2015 | Rev. Marty Troyer, Houston Mennonite: The Church of the Sermon on the Mount
    Texas Senator and Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz said 2 Supreme Court rulings were so wrong they constitute one of the “darkest periods” in US history. I can not even begin to understand the blinders you’d need to wear to make such a callous statement as this. Slavery. Lynchings. Trail of Tears. Triangle shirtwaste factory. Hiroshima. Nagasaki. My Lai. Kent State. 9/11. Hurricane Katrina. When we first learned about Abu Ghrab. 115 migrants dead in the Texas borderlands in 2014. Even Charleston just last week. These were dark days folks. People dying is a dark day. People dying because we killed...
  • After a tepid start, Ted Cruz plans to ‘play hard’ in Iowa (Joni Ernst's father supporting Cruz)

    06/26/2015 1:59:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | June 26, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    RED OAK, Iowa — Sen. Ted Cruz wound his way through the small towns and rolling hills of western Iowa last week, doing the gruntwork of retail campaigning: shaking hands, posing for photos, giving stump speechesand, most importantly: making entreaties for support in a state that could determine the trajectory of his presidential campaign. “Whether we win or lose, this race will be decided by the men and women gathered here,” he said last Friday to a group of mostly older people sitting on folding chairs in a conference room. Iowa’s first-in-the nation caucuses are often a high-stakes event for...
  • Steve King Blames Drugs For Charleston Shooting, Says Undocumented Immigrants Have Killed More

    06/27/2015 4:02:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    RightwingWatch ^ | 6/22/2015 | Miranda Blue
    Steve Malzberg invited Rep. Steve King onto his Newsmax program on Friday to discuss issues ranging from the church shooting in Charleston, which King blamed on prescription medication, to undocumented immigrants, whom he said have killed “multiples of the victims of the September 11 attacks,” to Caitlyn Jenner, whom he said illustrates “how far this society has gone from rational thought.”
  • Putin promises 40 new nuclear missiles in 2015

    06/17/2015 2:04:08 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 30 replies
    UPI.Com ^ | Updated June 16, 2015 at 11:03 AM | By Ed Adamczyk
    MOSCOW, June 16 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday Russia's nuclear arsenal would be would increase by 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2015. Speaking at Army-2015 Expo, an international military trade show near Moscow, Putin said the new missiles could "overcome even the most technically advanced anti-missile defense systems," adding a new long-range early-warning radar "to monitor in the western direction" was also being prepared. It was a reference to plans by NATO to permanently place troops and heavy armaments in Poland, a Russian neighbor and former Warsaw Pact country. In reference to apparent plans to reinforce NATO's...
  • Cruz: Any candidate not willing to make 2016 a referendum on repealing Obamacare should step aside

    06/25/2015 10:27:30 AM PDT · by Isara · 203 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 06/25/15
    Releases statement on King v. BurwellHOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell:“Today’s decision in King v. Burwell is judicial activism, plain and simple. For the second time in just a few years, a handful of unelected judges has rewritten the text of Obamacare in order to impose this failed law on millions of Americans. The first time, the Court ignored federal law and magically transformed a statutory ‘penalty’ into a ‘tax.’ Today, these robed Houdinis transmogrified a ‘federal exchange’ into an exchange ‘established by the State.’“As...
  • Pro-Rand Paul PAC attacks Jeb ‘Bailout Bush’

    06/22/2015 12:14:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/22/15 | Seth McLaughlin
    A pro-Rand Paul Super PAC is out with a new “Bailout Bush” digital advertisement Monday that criticizes former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for his position on the 2008 Wall Street bailout and accuses him of taking a bailout of his own when his father was president. The ad from America’s Liberty PAC comes on the heels of a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that found Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, has lost some ground since mid-June among the 2016 candidates and that Mr. Bush continues to run near the front of the pack with Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and...
  • GOP leaders putting together trade rescue plan

    06/16/2015 1:26:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/16/15 | David Espo and Charles Babington
    After talks with President Barack Obama, top Republican leaders in Congress put together a quick rescue plan Tuesday for highly controversial, White House-backed trade legislation that derailed in the House last week. Officials said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., were likely to split the stalled bill into two parts in hopes of sending them to the president separately, with Republicans providing most of the needed votes for one part, and Democrats for the other. The first would consist of stand-alone legislation strengthening Obama's hand in global trade talks by giving Congress the right...
  • GOP leaders vow to resurrect Obama trade deal

    06/17/2015 5:11:26 PM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2015 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    Republican leaders will try to resurrect the trade deal Democrats sank less than a week ago, planning a new vote Thursday and insisting they will corral enough votes to approve fast-track negotiating powers President Obama needs to complete a legacy-building Pacific Rim trade deal...“We are committed to ensuring both TPA and TAA get votes in the House and Senate and are sent to the president for signature,” House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a joint statement, pushing back against claims that the issue is dead after last week’s embarrassing failure...The White House has...
  • RAND PAUL: OBAMATRADE TAX HIKES ON SMALL BUSINESSES MEAN REPUBLICANS SHOULD OPPOSE REVIVAL EFFORTS

    06/16/2015 12:39:46 AM PDT · by z taxman · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/15/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)93% is calling on Republicans in the House—and the grassroots nationwide—to oppose efforts by House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% to revive Obamatrade via a tax increase hidden inside the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) portion of the deal. Paul said when asked to react to an article from Breitbart News from late Sunday evening exposing the tax increase in the deal: "You know typically to pass these kinds of things, the establishment will try to buy off Democrats by sprinkling money so they have some money in there. To get the money, under...
  • Revealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obama’s Trade Agreement

    06/11/2015 6:00:58 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 80 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Jun 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obama’s executive authority when it comes to immigration matters. The mainstream media covered the Wikileaks document dump extensively, but did not mention the immigration chapter contained within it, so Breitbart News took the documents to immigration experts to get their take on it. Nobody has figured how big a deal the documents uncovered...
  • EXPERTS: OBAMATRADE LIKELY TO DEVASTATE AMERICAN WORKERS’ EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS IF CONGRESS PASSES IT

    06/17/2015 3:25:36 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 34 replies
    Beietbart ^ | 6-17-2015 | Alex Swoyer
    According to Public Citizen, a non-profit organization, President Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would drastically extend President Bill Clinton’s North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) from 1994 — which has been widely criticized for costing millions of Americans their jobs.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump Slams Obamatrade, Stands up for American Jobs

    06/20/2015 5:15:31 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate and billionaire businessman Donald Trump slammed President Obama’s trade agreements – especially the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) – which Obama argued the United States needs in order to better compete with China. However, according to a recent report by Politico, China may be trying to enter the TPP – defeating Obama’s main argument for finalizing the deal. “Of course China wants to join the trade negotiation because the deal is so pathetic and so bad,” Trump told Breitbart News. He added that China would continue to take advantage of America’s stupid politicians, who don’t know what they’re...
  • GOP Leadership’s Latest Ploy Revealed: Small Business Tax Hike That Violates GOP’s Anti-Tax Pledge

    06/14/2015 6:24:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14th, 2015 | by Alex Swoyer
    Establishment Republicans desperately trying to secure the passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would give President Obama fast-track authority to secure congressional approval of at least three secretive trade deals, are now willing to increase taxes on small businesses in a way that would violate a pledge almost every Republican Congressman has taken when elected into office. To secure final passage through Congress of a package that would include TPA fast-track authority—which would ensure finalization of the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), among other deals—the House would...