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  • Gov. Fallin vetoes bill that would make performing an abortion a felony [OK]

    05/20/2016 3:28:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    KFOR, NBC News Channel 4, Oklahoma City ^ | 3:50 PM, May 20, 2016 | KFOR-TV and K. Querry
    One day after lawmakers passed a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony, Gov. Mary Fallin decided to veto the measure. On Thursday, the Oklahoma Legislature has passed a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to three years in prison. […] On Friday, Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed the measure, saying the bill was “vague” and “would not withstand a criminal constitutional legal challenge.” …
  • McConnell: 'I Suppose' Women Should Be Required to Register With Selective Service

    05/18/2016 9:22:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 18, 2016 | 7:20 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he does’t anticipate “going back to the draft,” but nevertheless, he thinks “it would be appropriate” for young women to register with the Selective Service. A reporter asked McConnell on Tuesday if he anticipates a separate Senate vote on an amendment requiring women to register for the draft. The amendment is attached to the Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). […] Should women be “required to register?” the reporter asked. “I’m not sure. Required, I suppose. We’ll see. What’s in the bill? Required?” the Senate leader asked. …
  • Kasich warns against GOP candidates 'bashing' minorities

    05/16/2016 6:57:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 9:11 PM EDT
    Republican John Kasich says his party will have a hard time winning the White House if candidates are “bashing Hispanics, turning off African-Americans” and failing to excite young voters. Kasich spoke to CNN in his first major interview since exiting the GOP presidential contest earlier this month. …
  • McCain Getting Fenced In by Trump

    05/06/2016 2:26:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 93 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 5/1/16 | Patricia Murphy
    No dynamic better embodies the internal conflict roiling the Republican Party today than the squeeze Trump is putting on McCain, the original independent and maverick of the party. On a larger scale, nobody has been a more consistent voice on American foreign policy for the GOP than McCain, whose views on conflict, diplomacy, and America's role in the world Trump has largely rejected. In McCain's home state of Arizona, the latest Rocky Mountain Poll shows Kirkpatrick tied with McCain at 42 percent, with 16 percent of voters still undecided. But the same poll shows the biggest hurdle between McCain and...
  • Jeb Bush: I will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton

    05/06/2016 1:43:58 PM PDT · by bushwon · 261 replies
    Facebook via Drudge Report ^ | May 6, 2916 | Jeb Bush
    I congratulate Donald Trump on securing his place as the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee. There is no doubt that he successfully tapped into the deep sense of anger and frustration so many Americans around the country rightfully feel today. The tremendous anger of the current U.S. electorate – whether Republican, Democrat or independent – is a result of people fearful about the future, concerned with the direction of our country and tremendously frustrated by the abject failure and inability of leaders in Washington, D.C. to make anything better. American voters have made it clear that Washington is broken, but I’m...
  • Mac Stipanovich: An open letter to my fellow Republicans

    05/05/2016 5:43:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Each of us wants to believe that if we were tested in some fundamental way when the chips were down — morally, spiritually, or physically — that we would pass the test.... Hillary Clinton is in the minds of many conservatives an ethically challenged liberal, hatred of whom has become a reflexive part of Republican liturgy. But...She is business as usual concealed by a little progressive smoke here and a few populist mirrors there..... Trump is a boor, a bully...a neo-fascist... We spawned Donald Trump; now we must stop him. We must deny him the presidency by not voting in...
  • Millions of Us Are Strangers in Our Own Party

    05/04/2016 7:18:00 AM PDT · by sally234 · 51 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 5-3-16 | Daniel Horowitz
    Millions of us are strangers in our own party. No, this is not because of Donald Trump’s victories over the past few months, although it is certainly a reflection of them. It is because the media has succeeded in helping reelect every single RINO incumbent in every election cycle and most open races, including in this much-vaunted year of the outsider. The system is rigged, but not in the way Donald Trump claims; he is the recipient of the rigged system. It is rigged because anyone who is truly a smart and principled conservative will be destroyed in a primary...
  • Utah Gov. John Huntsman,Jr: Donald Trump "Better Positioned" To Cut Across Party Boundaries

    05/03/2016 3:57:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. is throwing his support behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. We’ve had enough intraparty fighting. Now’s the time to stitch together a winning coalition,” Huntsman said to Politico.
  • Elective Despotism: RINOs Sweep Every Congressional Race

    04/27/2016 9:18:16 AM PDT · by sally234 · 37 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 4-27-16 | Daniel Horowitz
    Isn’t democracy great? Isn’t it great when “the people” get to vote? Actually, this is exactly what our Founders warned of when they portended an elective despotism emanating from a pure democracy. This is why they sought to establish a republic.
  • Sen. Graham: 'You Can Use the Bathroom in My Office Without Bringing Your Birth Certificate'

    04/22/2016 6:53:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2016 | 6:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Well, I think it would be a bad idea to put little girls in a bathroom with grown men,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN on Thursday. But the senator also made it clear that the issue is not one of major national importance, as far as he is concerned: “All I can say is that the only bathroom I can control is in my office, and you can use the bathroom in my office without bringing your birth certificate.” …
  • Kasich snaps at reporter who asks him about his single win

    04/19/2016 7:36:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | April 18, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    John Kasich apparently doesn’t like being asked why he's only won a single state in the Republican presidential primary. On Saturday, the Ohio governor — whose lone victory was in his home state — was talking up his chances when Demetri Sevastopulo, a reporter for the Financial Times, interrupted him. . . . "I'm answering the question the way I want to answer it," Kasich said. "You want to answer it?" Kasich then snatched Sevastopulo's voice recorder out of his hand and turned it toward him: "What do you think?"
  • [From April 11, 2016] EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan (De

    04/18/2016 12:34:07 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    The Observer ^ | April 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Out out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any of the candidates who have...
  • A Rising GOP Star’s Dilemma: Should She Back Trump?

    04/17/2016 9:03:54 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 199 replies
    http://www.wsj.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Beth Reinhard
    Most anywhere Nicole Malliotakis goes, she gets the question—in the Staten Island senior center, on the streets of Brooklyn, at her parents’ kitchen table. Why aren’t you supporting Donald Trump? Earlier this year, Ms. Malliotakis, a 35-year-old New York assemblywoman, was her state’s leading backer of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. She openly criticized Mr. Trump’s rhetoric against women and Muslims and his past donations to Democrats. In tweets she added: “#NEVERTRUMP.”
  • Jonah Goldberg: No, I Will Never ‘Come Around’ to Supporting Trump

    04/16/2016 11:01:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 144 replies
    National Review ^ | April 16, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    ... It looks like the Trump body snatching virus I wrote about last month is spreading again. For a moment, after Wisconsin, it seemed like it might be going into remission. Nope, it’s actually spiking. Last night the New York Post endorsed Donald Trump. After I criticized the editorial on Twitter, a Trump supporter tweeted at me “No Goldberg, you are wrong. Support the front runner and stop trying to burn the party. Unite it.” ... On the drive in to my office this morning, I heard Hillsdale College president Larry Arnn, one of the wisest and gentlest souls I’ve...
  • Republicans Hate These 7 Things About Democrats. The Trump Campaign Is All Of Them.

    04/15/2016 4:59:36 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 102 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 04/15/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    When conservatives think about what they most hate about the left, several factors come to mind: their racist appeals, their whining social justice warrior nonsense, their distinct willingness to attack conservative women, their consistent stream of lies, their perversion of buzzwords.
  • Rick Scott vetoes contentious alimony bill

    04/15/2016 12:22:30 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 18 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | April 15, 2016 | Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed a controversial alimony reform bill, saying in his veto letter the legislation had the potential to put the “wants of a parent before the child’s best interest.” [snip] In his veto letter, Scott commended the bill’s sponsors — Sens. Tom Lee and Kelli Stargel, and Reps. Colleen Burton and Ritch Workman — for their efforts to reform the state’s divorce and alimony laws. However, Scott expressed concerns that the legislation would have an adverse effect on children.
  • Cruz is the Smartest: The Delegate Hunt (John Batchelor--AUDIO)

    04/14/2016 9:14:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | 14 April 2016 | The John Batchelor Show (audio link)
    AUDIO LINK (40 MINUTE SEGMENT) “Cruz's roots: Asked by (Anderson) Cooper if he was more a product of the Northeast or Texas, Cruz chose the Lone Star State. "When I went off to Harvard Law School my dad jokingly referred to it as missionary work," Cruz said. Cruz had completed his undergrad studies at Princeton University by then, becoming the first member of his family to attend an Ivy League school. "To be admitted to Princeton was an extraordinary thing," he said. "It was a world, frankly, that I didn't know. When I arrived there it was a scary place....
  • (Ma.) Gov. Charlie Baker won’t attend the Republican National Convention

    04/14/2016 7:41:08 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    boston.com ^ | 04/14/2016 | Eric Levenson
    Gov. Charlie Baker won’t be attending the Republican National Convention in Ohio this July, breaking a string of Massachusetts governors with prominent speaking roles at the party’s convention. Baker, who was elected to office and has governed as a moderate Republican, has taken issue with the party’s leading presidential candidates this election cycle. He has criticized Donald Trump’s “reprehensible” comments about Muslims and women and said Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz have not shown an ability to collaborate with others. Other moderate Republicans, including New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, have also said they do...
  • Larry Summers: The prospect of Donald Trump being president is the gravest threat to America

    04/14/2016 11:34:01 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 72 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 04/14/16 | Nicole Sinclair
    Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers spoke at the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday, warning against austerity measures amid a tepid economy. Yahoo Finance sat down with him to get little more color on the economy and to find out what keeps him up most at night. “I think the prospect of Donald Trump being President would be the gravest threat to our prosperity, our security, and our freedom in my adult lifetime,” Summers said. “That's the thing I would worry most about.”
  • At least 6 former Apprentice contestants plan to denounce Donald Trump this Friday.

    04/14/2016 8:15:02 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 04/13/16 | AP
    A handful of former contestants from Donald Trump's reality show 'The Apprentice' say the Republican front-runner should not be president. Half a dozen past hopefuls of the hit show, including Season 4 winner Randal Pinkett and Season 1 runner-up Kwame Jackson, are planning a press conference Friday in New York to denounce the GOP front-runner's bid ahead of the state's April 19 primary.
  • McCain: We Need To Send The Military To Secure Our Southern Border

    04/13/2016 11:55:38 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 85 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/13/2016 | JONAH BENNETT
    GOP Sen. John McCain  said Tuesday the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border is so dire the military needs to be deployed to patrol the region as soon as possible. In a letter sent to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson, McCain asked Johnson why he hasn’t requested help from the Department of Defense to combat drug traffickers piercing Arizona’s border. DHS has been unable to prevent the flow of heroin and other narcotics flooding in from Mexico.
  • Fresh document trove sheds light on Clinton-Trump ties

    04/12/2016 12:34:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/12/16 | Judson Berger/foxnews
    The release Tuesday by the National Archives of a fresh trove of documents detailing the Clinton administration's dealings with billionaire Donald Trump could become the latest fuel for flame-throwing in an already incendiary 2016 presidential race. ADVERTISEMENT The documents include: a signed copy of Trump's “The Art of the Deal,” delivered to a top aide to then-President Clinton; logs of Trump’s invitations to the Clinton White House; and an entry about a Trump Towers photo-op with the president. The files come at a sensitive time in the Republican presidential race, and could be used by Trump’s top rival Texas Sen....
  • Trump Promoter Uses Extortion and Threats to Gain Endorsements [barf-alert]

    04/10/2016 8:16:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Carl Paladino is a millionaire slumlord turned failed New York gubernatorial candidate who defaulted on his failed campaign’s debts to staffers, consultants, and vendors to the tune of around $130,000. For many outside of New York, Paladino is not really a household name, so please allow me to introduce Trump’s ‘New York Muscle.’ In Carl Paladino’s world, problems are solved by going upside peoples’ heads with baseball bats. His failed campaign was notorious for his crazy audience shouting out about how we “need you Carl!” and how it’s “the media’s fault!” during his concession speech. Paladino was and currently is...
  • Cruz to O’Reilly: You ‘Defend’ Trump ‘A Lot’

    04/08/2016 2:29:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 208 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/8/16 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly that he defends GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump “a lot” on Thursday’s “O’Reilly Factor.” After Cruz pointed to Trump’s donations to liberal politicians, O’Reilly objected that these donations weren’t made “as a politician.” O’Reilly then advised Cruz to have a press conference in Penn Station to see what has happened to it under Mayor Bill de Blasio (D). Later on, Cruz argued there’s “liberal intolerance” in New York state, and stated that New York State Senator Rubén Díaz (D) told him that he knew exactly...
  • Republican Senator Calls for Hearing for Obama's Supreme Court Nominee [Susan Collins]

    04/07/2016 9:23:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 5, 2016 | 3:08 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Tuesday that she met with President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland, and she is “more convinced than ever that the process should proceed” despite the GOP leadership’s assertion that the next president should nominate the next Supreme Court justice. “I’ve just concluded a more than hour-long meeting with Judge Garland. It was an excellent meeting that allowed us to explore many of the issues that I would raise with any nominee to the Supreme Court as well as some of the criticisms that have been levied against him. The meeting left me...
  • Hastert asks court to spare him prison; cites shame, health

    04/06/2016 5:19:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 7:26 PM EDT | Michael Tarm
    Dennis Hastert’s lawyers asked a federal judge Wednesday to spare the former U.S. House Speaker time behind bars in his hush-money case and sentence him to probation, saying the 74-year-old has already paid a steep price in shame and disgrace. A filing in federal court in Chicago — where the Illinois Republican is scheduled for sentencing on April 27 — says Hastert “apologizes for his misconduct that occurred decades ago” and is “overwhelmed by the guilt.” Notably, it contains no detail about that misconduct. Attorneys and the judge spoke recently about someone possibly testifying at sentencing who says Hastert sexually...
  • Trump's Strengths Are His Achilles' Heel

    04/05/2016 5:59:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Six months ago, I warned that Donald Trump's strengths could also be the weaknesses that would destroy his campaign. I think we're beginning to see that play out now. Trump has repeatedly said he is a counterpuncher -- that he won't initiate attacks against his rivals but if they were to hit him first he would hit back much harder. He seems to take pride in this, as if it proves his toughness -- an essential part of the image he's cultivated. It's not just abstract machismo that he sells but muscularity in promoting the policy issues that form the...
  • Kasich’s Second Amendment Problem

    04/01/2016 5:28:03 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/28/2016 | Ken Klukowski
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Governor John Kasich’s hopes that he had overcome the anti-gun reputation he had earned for supporting the Clinton Gun Ban in 1994 may now be dashed, after he told two separate Sunday talk shows that he is considering nominating a Supreme Court justice who might abolish the Second Amendment.
  • Kasich pitches himself as a sturdy alternative to GOP rivals

    03/31/2016 10:56:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2016 1:17 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne
    John Kasich is soldiering on with the belief that he can convince hundreds of Republican delegates to swing his way at a contested summer convention by warning that the alternative could be detrimental to the party and the country. […] … His team has brought on experienced delegate hunters and national strategists in recent weeks to help navigate the complicated math of state-by-state delegate rules to boost his chances at the convention. …
  • Toomey ads push expanded background checks on gun sales

    03/30/2016 3:45:26 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is returning to Pennsylvania's airwaves for the first time since last summer, advancing a pro-law enforcement and pro-gun control message as Democrats step up attacks on him. The ads, starting Tuesday, tout Toomey's support for undoing Obama administration restrictions on police access to U.S. military gear and Toomey's push to expand background checks on firearms purchases. Toomey's re-election bid is expected to be expensive and hotly contested, and the seat in closely divided Pennsylvania is viewed as crucial to control of the Senate.
  • David Brooks: At Least Trump Crushed 'Dying Husk' of Reaganism in GOP

    03/30/2016 12:39:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 30, 2016 | Tim Graham
    David Brooks, the fake conservative half of public broadcasting on Friday – the one day they pretend to let conservatives on the taxpayer-funded airwaves – forecast on Friday's All Things Considered on NPR that Donald Trump has done one positive thing – destroyed the “dying husk” of obsolete Reaganism in the Republican Party. Naturally, his liberal radio counterpart E.J. Dionne agreed, hoping for a more liberal, domesticated GOP.
  • The Dishonest Trumpeter Narrative: ... (how it works) And all he got was this ZOT!

    03/25/2016 7:57:14 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 270 replies
    FULL TITLE: The Dishonest Trumpeter Narrative: “We Switched from Cruz to Trump After Chicago!” Is a Lie ... When Trump people wage psychological warfare, we must remember that it’s phony and dishonest like the man himself — as I will prove in this post. Let’s go straight to their phony psychological warfare. Trump people have been pushing a narrative that says: “I was for Cruz until he failed to support Trump’s free speech in Chicago on March 11. Now I’m all in for Trump.” This narrative is a lie from top to bottom. First, let’s look at some of the...
  • Bill Kristol: I Hope a Third Party Candidate Comes Forward

    03/25/2016 6:20:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 131 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 25, 2016 | by Bill Hoffman
    Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, tells Newsmax TV he hopes a third-party candidate will emerge if Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are anointed the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. "I just don't think [Trump] has the character or temperament to be president of the United States ... [and] we're certainly not going to vote for Hillary," Kristol said Friday to J.D. Hayworth on "Newsmax Prime." "There are a lot of fine Republicans and conservatives in the country, some of them are retired generals, some of them are businessmen, some of them are civic leaders, some of...
  • Video: GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo won’t rule out voting for Hillary over Trump

    03/25/2016 11:32:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 25, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    He represents a hotly contested Latino-majority district in Florida. Trump’s favorable rating among Latinos nationwide is, um, 12/77. Democrats will, of course, give special attention to turning out Latino Democrats in Florida. Curbelo’s probably doomed with Trump at the top of the ticket no matter what he does, but crossing the aisle for Hillary is an obvious first step. Frankly, he may be better off switching party affiliations if he wants to hold his seat. One of the eight thousand fascinating things about Trump as nominee would be watching how congressional loyalties shake out. Some, in purplish districts, will go...
  • Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, a Republican, Says Donald Trump Shouldn’t Be Nominee

    03/25/2016 5:48:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | March 25. 2016 | Jonathan Martin
    Joining the ranks of leading Republicans who will not commit to supporting Donald J. Trump if he becomes the party’s standard-bearer, Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland said Thursday that Mr. Trump should not be the party’s presidential nominee and that he would consider voting for another candidate in November if he is. “I’m not a Trump fan,” Mr. Hogan told The Associated Press in an interview. “I don’t think he should be the nominee. At this point in time, I have no idea who the candidates are going to be or who I’m going to vote for.” Mr. Hogan said...
  • Paul Ryan's Latest Speech Said One Thing: He's Running

    03/22/2016 4:53:11 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 52 replies
    Esquire ^ | 3/22/16 | Charles Pierce
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—All three of the remaining presidential candidates got the prime speaking slots Monday night at the annual AIPAC policy conference, to which we were not invited, alas, although that seems to have been somewhat epidemic. But any chance we get to hear Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny starver from the state of Wisconsin, talk about foreign policy, the area in which Joe Biden literally laughed him out of the campaign in 2012, is one that we never should pass up. (Remember when Ryan explained to us that, in Afghanistan, it snows during the winter? Gravitas!) Of all the barefaced...
  • Mark Kirk is first Republican senator to call for vote on Garland

    03/19/2016 7:48:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2016 | Mike DeBomis
    Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois on Friday became the first Republican senator to call for an up-or-down vote on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, saying on a Chicago radio show that his colleagues ought to “just man up and cast a vote.” That Kirk would be first to break with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other GOP colleagues, who believe the next president should pick the replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, is not particularly surprising: Kirk was already one of two Republican senators, with Susan Collins of Maine, to call for hearings.
  • Why is this Anti-Gun, “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” Candidate still Running for President?

    03/18/2016 8:45:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 18, 2016 | Guest Columnist
    Tim Macy, Chairman of Gun Owners of America, wrote an open letter to Second Amendment supporters exposing Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s real anti-gun agenda.Labeling Kasich the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” still in the presidential race, Macy points to Kasich’s close relationship with Leftist, Communist, billionaire George Soros. In fact, the Soros Fund Management is one of John Kasich’s top financial contributors.“This can hardly be a surprise,” Macy writes. His full letter can be read here. An abbreviated version is below.Kasich and Soros share two important traits: (1) their desire to mess up the Republican selection process for devious motives,...
  • Ex-Connecticut governor asks court to overturn conviction

    03/18/2016 12:27:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 18, 2016 1:53 PM EDT | Jake Pearson
    A lawyer for former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland asked a federal appeals court Friday to overturn his client’s corruption conviction, arguing the government too broadly applied a federal law. But a government lawyer told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City that the conviction should stand, claiming prosecutors rightly charged the Republican with falsifying documents to hide political work he did in two congressional campaigns. Rowland was sentenced to 2˝ years in prison last year for allegedly conspiring to disguise work he did on a failed 2012 congressional campaign and a 2010 campaign. This is the...
  • John McCain: Britain's EU membership 'vital' for U.S. security

    03/18/2016 9:36:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | March 18, 2016 | Nash Riggins
    The former presidential hopeful and chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee reckons the looming threat of a so-called "Brexit" will hurt the global economy and weaken the West....David Cameron welcomed McCain's harsh words on Friday morning and labelled the statement an "important intervention" in the fight to safeguard Britain's EU membership. Important intervention by @SenJohnMcCain – UK membership of EU vital for security & prosperity of both Europe & U.S. — David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 18, 2016
  • Tenn. Rep: ISIS should be allowed to recruit at state universities

    03/17/2016 7:45:18 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 49 replies
    News 2 WRNTV Nashville ^ | March 17, 2016 | WATE web staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A state lawmaker from Knoxville said Wednesday that ISIS should be allowed to recruit at the University of Tennessee and other state universities during discussion about a bill protecting free speech on college campuses. The bill, called the “Tennessee Student Free Speech Protection Act,” is sponsored by Rep. Martin Daniel (R-Knoxville) and would require the governing boards of Tennessee higher education institutions to adopt a policy on freedom of speech and expression. Martin said during a subcommittee meeting that he believed students’ free speech had been diminished due to unfair policies.
  • Conservatives plot Trump demise as he eyes Arizona win "Establishment like a crazed wounded beast"

    03/17/2016 3:25:46 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 82 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | March 17 at 3:54 PM | Steve Peoples and Nicholas Riccardi | AP
    By Steve Peoples and Nicholas Riccardi | AP March 17 at 3:54 PM PHOENIX — Fearful of a Donald Trump nomination to lead the GOP, conservative leaders huddled privately in Washington on Thursday in search of a plan to stop the billionaire businessman. His Republican rivals braced for another Trump victory, this time in delegate-rich Arizona. The GOP has an eager alternative in Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, yet some party leaders are exploring “other avenues” instead of rallying behind the fiery conservative, an ominous sign that Republican leaders’ deep dislike of Cruz complicates their overwhelming concern about Trump. “The establishment is like...
  • Marco Rubio Says He Won’t Run for Re-Election — or Governor in 2018

    03/17/2016 1:35:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Marco Rubio Says He Won’t Run for Re-Election — or Governor in 2018 Rebecca Ballhaus Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is done with politics – at least for now. The former presidential candidate and once-rising star in the Republican Party, who quit the race after losing his home state’s primary on Tuesday night, told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday that he is not looking to remain a member of Congress. “I’m not running for re-election to the Senate,” he said. “I’m going to finish out my term here.” Florida bars candidates from running for two offices at once, and Mr....
  • NRA, NYT agree: Garland will produce most liberal Supreme Court in decades

    03/17/2016 8:39:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    How many times can one remember where the National Rifle Association and the New York Times agree on an issue? One count them on the fingers of one hand, and have a few left over. However, when it comes to Barack Obama’s pick to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, an unexpected synchronicity occurs … of sorts, anyway.The NRA’s legislative arm accused Obama of showing “utter contempt for the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners” with the nomination of Merrick Garland: “With Justice Scalia’s tragic passing, there is no longer a majority of support among the justices for...
  • Obama SCOTUS Pick Is Anti-Gun Zealot

    03/17/2016 8:11:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2016 | Danirl John Sobieski
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz warns as part of his stump speech that we are one Supreme Court Justice away from losing our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms. On Wednesday, President Obama nominated for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia just such an individual -- Judge Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbis, a Bill Clinton appointee.
  • GOP leaders meet over possible third party run against Trump

    03/17/2016 4:52:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 76 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/3/16 | David Rosenberg
    After Donald Trump swept four of Tuesday’s five state primaries, party bigwigs are set to meet on Thursday to lay out a plan to derail the frontrunner’s path to the nomination. According to Politico, the meeting was organized by former Bush administration official Bill Wichterman, conservative activist Erick Erickson, and Bob Fischer, a prominent GOP fundraiser and bundler. Aside from coordinating efforts to prevent Trump’s nomination, conservative activists and party leaders will also mull an option that was unthinkable just half a year ago: breaking with the Republican Party and launching an independent, third party bid for the White House....
  • We choose the nominee, not the voters: Senior GOP official

    03/16/2016 11:42:23 AM PDT · by walford · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 16, 2016 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    "The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That's the conflict here," [said] Curly Haugland, an unbound GOP delegate from North Dakota. ... Most delegates bound by their state's primary or caucus results are only committed on the first ballot. If subsequent ballots are needed, virtually all of the delegates can vote any way they want, said Gary Emineth, another unbound delegate from North Dakota. 'It could introduce Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, or it could be the other candidates that have already been in the race and are now out..."
  • Am I losing my mind?

    03/15/2016 10:01:50 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 191 replies
    Am I losing my mind? Donald Trump gives me the creeps at times. He offends my Christianity. His persona turns me off. He can be all other the map in terms of consistent principles. But there is something inside of me that wants him to kick the stuffing out of the powers that be. Even though I am a Cruz man I could see myself voting for the guy. Am I losing my mind?
  • (Gay) Arizona Sheriff (truncated title)

    03/15/2016 10:51:48 AM PDT · by MeganC · 15 replies
    Photography is not a crime ^ | 11 March 2016 | Carlos Miller
    A high-ranking sheriff’s official in Arizona refused to allow a television news reporter into a press conference on the basis that the reporter “hates the sheriff.” But the reporter only exposed an embarrassing truth about Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu that the sheriff had been denying for years. That he was, in fact, a sadistic schoolmaster who oversaw and encouraged the abuse of children during a prior career more than a decade ago in Massachusetts.
  • Letter from Clinton comes back to haunt Kasich (1994 Assault Weapons Ban)

    03/15/2016 9:41:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    WND ^ | 3/14/16 | LEO HOHMANN
    Shows willingness to compromise on gun rights. It could be the most damaging “Dear John” letter of the 2016 presidential primary race. A letter from former President Bill Clinton disclosed just days before the Ohio primary is causing Ohio Gov. John Kasich problems on the campaign trail. Kasich tells GOP voters he can “get things done” by working with Democrats but also stresses he is a “defender of the 2nd Amendment.” The letter from Clinton shows Kasich made a deal to restrict the Second Amendment rights of American “on one of the most critical votes on guns ever,” according to...