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  • No, Carly Fiorina, a degree in medieval history doesn't qualify you to fight Isis

    10/06/2015 11:39:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Guadian ^ | 10/6/15 | David M Perry
    Carly Fiorina received a BA from Stanford in medieval history and philosophy almost 40 years ago, but she’s always ready to revisit her undergraduate glory days. Last Sunday, the Republican presidential candidate tried to burnish her national security credentials by claiming that her bachelor’s degree prepared her to fight Isis. She said: “Finally my degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy, because what Isis wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally”. I’d like to state unequivocally that my years of training to become a professor of medieval history in no way make...
  • Report: David Dewhurst will pay campaign debts from senate race (Texas)

    10/06/2015 7:10:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/5/15 | Bobby Blanchard
    Former Lt. Governor David Dewhurst has agreed to pay off $800,000 of debt from his failed bid for the U.S. Senate in 2012, according to a report in The Texas Tribune. According to a September letter obtained by the Tribune, Dewhurst has agreed to pay the debt over the next year but he said that he was not legally obligated to pay the money to his vendors. “While there is obviously no legal obligation that I personally pay the vendors invoices, and while a few of you let me down with messaging and media that was counter-productive, plus there were...
  • Fiorina fires back at story stating her Senate campaign mismanaged money

    10/06/2015 7:05:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/15 | Katie Zezima
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina shot back at a Washington Post story stating that her 2010 Senate campaign mismanaged its finances, including not giving a final paycheck to the widow of her pollster, who died a month before Election Day. According to MSNBC, Fiorina assailed "the left and their allies in the media" for the story, which was based on more than two dozen interviews with staff members, friends, contractors and operatives who worked on the 2010 Senate campaign. All said there was a huge problem with the operation: It didn't manage money well. Fiorina said Monday that The Post...
  • This document shows Fiorina didn’t pay Senate race debts until 2015

    10/06/2015 5:07:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/15 | Katie Zezima
    Carly Fiorina's 2010 Senate campaign had a big problem with money. As our colleague Robert Samuels reported, it took years for Fiorina to settle about $500,000 worth of invoices after she lost the race in California -- despite reimbursing herself nearly $1.3 million she lent the campaign. Fiorina didn't pay the widow of her pollster at least $30,000 he was owed for his last paycheck after the race was lost. He died about a month before Election Day.
  • Was Carly Fiorina slow to pay staff on her Senate campaign?

    10/06/2015 4:42:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | Last Updated October 5, 2015 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is rebutting a Washington Post story that details a pattern of delayed payments to staff and contractors after her 2010 Senate campaign in California. According to the piece, Fiorina, the wealthy former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, waited until January, a few months before announcing her 2016 presidential bid, to settle most of the more than 30 invoices outstanding from her last campaign - a total of about $500,000. She was quicker to reimburse herself the $1.3 million she lent the campaign. Fiorina, when asked about the article Monday, dismissed it. "You know I don't think the...
  • Carly Fiorina's charity has given half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood since 2011

    10/05/2015 10:59:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Week ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jeva Lange
    Nothing has defined Carly Forina's presidential campaign quite like her outspoken opposition to Planned Parenthood — a point she has brought up repeatedly at debates and press conferences. It might seem odd, then, that her Fiorina Foundation has given half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood since 2011. The Fiorina Foundation isn't actually, legally, a foundation, per se; it's an account Fiorina and her husband hold with The Ayco Charitable Foundation, a "donor-advised fund" that stashes charitable donations for clients in case they want to quickly receive tax benefits, The Daily Beast explains. One expert on the topic described it...
  • Carly Fiorina Says Degree In Medieval History Will Help Her Defeat Isis

    10/05/2015 8:07:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/5/15 | JORDYN PHELPS
    For over three decades, Carly Fiorina's bachelor's degree from Stanford University in medieval history and philosophy has had little real-world application. But as she mounts a presidential bid, the Republican candidate says her degree is finally of use as she considers how she would deal with ISIS as commander-in-chief. "Finally my degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy," Fiorina said Sunday night, "because what ISIS wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally." Fiorina was responding to a question from a member of the military at a town hall in Windham, New Hampshire,...
  • Carly Fiorina’s first political campaign had a surprising problem: Money

    10/04/2015 7:08:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post Politics ^ | October 4, 2015 | Robert Samuels
    Famed California pollster Joe Shumate was found dead in his home one month before Election Day 2010, surrounded by sheets of polling data he labored over for the flailing Senate bid of Carly Fiorina. Upon his death, Fiorina praised Shumate as “the heart and soul” of her team. She issued a news release praising him as a person who believed in “investing in those he worked with” and offering her “sincerest condolences” to his widow. But records show there was something Fiorina did not offer his widow: Shumate’s last paycheck, for at least $30,000. It was one of more than...
  • Top Tea Partier laments Trump, GOP 'circular firing squad'(Team Randmesty hits Trump, Cruz)

    10/04/2015 2:44:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/4/15 | David M. Drucker
    During a brief, little-noticed speech in May, Rep. Mick Mulvaney implored Republican presidential contenders and their supporters to stop tailoring their rhetoric to satisfy true believers and instead prioritize expanding the conservative tent. (SNIP) This concern was clearly influential in his decision to endorse Paul. Comparing the Kentucky senator with rival Republican contender Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mulvaney had this to say in an interview with the Associated Press: "Ted is not bringing anybody new into the party. Rand is."
  • Carly Fiorina stands by 2013 attack on Ted Cruz (feels sorry for Boehner)

    10/02/2015 9:46:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Oct. 2, 2015
    In 2013, Fiorina said of Cruz’s effort to defund Obamacare: "Everyone could see this train wreck coming. I actually feel bad for John Boehner. And I think Ted Cruz’s tactics were wrong. There is no honor charging a hill that you know you can’t take — only casualties. Although Ted Cruz may have gotten name recognition and money along the way." She stood by those comments in an interview with Glenn Beck: " We all want to repeal Obamacare. But here’s what was different then: We did not have a majority. We did not have a majority."
  • Kasich admin makes secret deal with Planned Parenthood to let it keep doing abortions

    10/02/2015 8:19:17 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10-1-2015 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    Ohio Department of Health Director Richard Hodges, an appointee of Gov. John Kasich, made a behind-the-scenes deal with Planned Parenthood and another abortion business so that they could keep doing surgical abortions while appealing a license denial. On Friday, the Kasich administration's Department of Health denied surgical license exceptions for Planned Parenthood in Mount Auburn and Women's Med in Dayton, because they do not have the ambulatory agreement with a local hospital required for a surgical facility license. In Ohio, a patient transfer contract is required in order to save the lives of women in cases of botched surgical abortions....
  • Rubio: I will stand up to Putin (Does Marco support Fiorina's No-Fly Zones?)

    10/02/2015 7:49:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/2/15 | Alex Leary
    The U.S. and Russia are "barreling toward a Second Cold War," Marco Rubio will say in a speech today in Iowa, "and strong American leadership is the only force capable of ensuring that peace and security once again prevail." Rubio, who has gotten attention for his hard-line foreign policy outlook, is to speak in Cedar Rapids at the Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security National Security Forum. "The more our current president fails the test of leadership against Putin, the more important it becomes for our next president to pass it. I will pass this test," Rubio vows in prepared...
  • Kevin McCarthy calls for no-fly zone over Syria (Joins Fiorina against Russia)

    10/02/2015 4:56:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/28/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The man poised to be the next House speaker said Monday that the U.S. needs to assume a more aggressive posture around the world, saying the key to foreign policy is making it “painful” for countries to misbehave. Rep. Kevin McCarthy backed calls for a U.S.-enforced no-fly zone over Syria, saying it would boost the fight against the Islamic State rebels and also curtail the Syrian regime’s ability to strike its own citizens.
  • HP Employees Won’t Give Carly Fiorina a Dime

    10/01/2015 5:56:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/1/15 | Patricia Murphy
    Out of the thousands of people she worked with, why are only two giving Fiorina a reportable amount of cash? The employees at Hewlett-Packard, where Carly Fiorina was CEO for six years, don’t seem interested in seeing their old boss become commander-in-chief. Of the 302,000 employees at the company, not one has given a reportable amount to help Fiorina fund her 2016 presidential campaign, according to the campaign’s most recent FEC filings, which lists all donations over $200. HP’s corporate leadership also doesn’t seem keen on the idea of Fiorina in the White House. Among the 12-member board of directors,...
  • Fiorina's ties to Clinton Foundation closer than disclosed

    09/30/2015 6:18:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 9/30/15 | AARON KLEIN
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has repeatedly criticized the Clinton Foundation for accepting foreign donations, yet she has a larger relationship with its offshoot, the Clinton Global Initiative, than previously reported. The former Hewlett Packard CEO has addressed reports she spoke at Clinton Global Initiative, or CGI, events on two occasions. However, WND has found that Fiorina currently serves on the boards of two nonprofits that have partnered with CGI. One of the nonprofit organizations, the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was launched at a CGI event June 14, 2013, and that same year also pledged a two-year, $3.7...
  • Kevin McCarthy: 'I think John Boehner deserves a B-' as speaker

    09/30/2015 3:23:02 PM PDT · by JediJones · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/30/2015 | David Sherfinski
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he’d give John A. Boehner a grade of “B-” for the job he’s done as Speaker of the House. “I think John Boehner deserves a B-,” Mr. McCarthy, California Republican, said on Fox News’ “Hannity” program Tuesday evening. “Now look, you may disagree with me — he won a majority, we’ve got the highest margin we ever had before, we lowered the deficit … but you know what? There is a lot more.” He said the House has passed 300 bills this year that haven’t moved in the Senate.
  • Romney: Trump won't be GOP nominee

    09/30/2015 10:21:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 118 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/30/15 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Mitt Romney says he’ll support whoever the Republican candidate is, but he’s not going to go out and order a Make America Great Again hat anytime soon. “I will support the Republican nominee. I don’t think that’s going to be Donald Trump,” the GOP's 2012 candidate said. “My party has historically nominated someone who's a mainstream conservative.”
  • Carly Fiorina’s ‘Super PAC’ Aids Her Campaign, in Plain Sight (Illegal coordination?)

    09/30/2015 8:43:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/30/15 | NICK CORASANITIS
    The table festooned with red “Carly for America” placards arrived hours before the candidate. Political operatives took up positions outside the front door to catch supporters of Carly Fiorina, the corporate executive-turned-Republican contender, and gather their contact information before steering them inside to the room where she would speak. But the table, the placards and the workers didn’t belong to Mrs. Fiorina’s campaign. They were there thanks to the “super PAC” supporting her run for president. The Federal Election Commission forbids direct coordination between campaigns and super PACs, lest candidates effectively rely almost entirely on the huge, unlimited donations of...
  • Inside Carly Fiorina's California campaign meltdown

    09/30/2015 6:51:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/15 | Maeve Reston
    Carly Fiorina is surprising many Republicans with her meteoric rise to the top tier of the 2016 GOP race. But here in California, her sparkling performances on the campaign trail look more like a case of déjà vu. Before plummeting to a 10-percentage-point loss during a wave year for Republicans in 2010, the former chief executive mounted a fierce challenge to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer with all of the same assets she is displaying now. She dazzled voters, particularly women, with her secretary-to-CEO life narrative. She impressed them with her toughness -- from her well-placed jabs at Boxer to her...
  • Here's What's Wrong with Dondi -oops- I mean Marco Rubio:

    09/29/2015 3:26:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    The unlikely election of Marco Rubio to the US Senate was an early TEA Party success story, and he really should have went on to bigger and better things. Sadly his slow, steady absorption into the corrupt Party establishment have made his name MUD in my eyes... You know, this is a guy I could have supported all the way to the top- always loved these Reaganite Cubans down in Florida, seem to agree with them on most everything- those who've escaped the Castro's island gulag are the kind of people who truly understand what America's all about. My own...
  • South Dakota proposes plan to expand Medicaid

    09/29/2015 1:23:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2015 7:50 PM EDT | James Nord
    South Dakota may join 30 other states in expanding its Medicaid program if federal officials approve a plan Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to outline to the nation’s top health and human services administrator in Washington on Tuesday. The Republican governor is meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to explain the plan, and the federal government has so far been more open to discussions than in the past, said Tony Venhuizen, chief of staff to Daugaard. The proposal, which is in its early stages, would make about 48,500 South Dakota residents newly eligible for the program. It’s...
  • Trump Pushes Single Payer Healthcare, Tax Increase On Wealthy

    09/28/2015 11:40:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 217 replies
    Copyright © 2015 Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | John Nolte
    During his “60 Minutes” interview Sunday, Republican presidential front-runner appeared to come out in favor of a form of single payer health insurance for the uninsured ... and openly called for raising taxes on the wealthy.
  • Carly Fiorina again tackles her legacy at Hewlett-Packard

    09/28/2015 9:36:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    When Carly Fiorina ran for U.S. Senate, opponents depicted the former corporate executive as a cold-hearted job killer, using her past statements like a noose around her neck. Americans have no God-given right to a job, said the former Hewlett-Packard chief. When you’re talking about massive layoffs, sometimes they’re warranted. Off-shoring — shipping American jobs overseas — was “right-shoring.” Now, though, running for president, Fiorina has softened her tone, acknowledging the human toll of lost jobs and explaining at greater length and depth the actions she took as a powerful Silicon Valley executive, including overseeing tens of thousands of layoffs....
  • Boehner says he'll get lots done in last month as speaker

    09/28/2015 5:29:50 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 51 replies ^ | Sep 28, 7:44 AM (ET) | By LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner says he's determined to clean up some of the mess of a politically gridlocked Congress in his final month before his successor takes over. The Ohio Republican says a spending bill to keep the government running will pass and there will be no shutdown when money runs out at midnight Wednesday. Beyond that, he said on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday he expects "I might have a little more cooperation from some around town to try to get as much finished as possible." "I don't want to leave my successor a dirty barn," he...
  • Boehner unloads on the ‘false prophets’ in his party that have made his job a nightmare

    09/27/2015 10:51:25 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 77 replies
    Buisness Insider ^ | September 27, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    ouse Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) did not attempt to disguise his displeasure with the hardliners in his own caucus that claimed credit for his stunning resignation. "Face The Nation" host John Dickerson on Sunday asked Boehner about the conservative House coalition with which Boehner was constantly feuding, and whether they had unrealistic expectations. "Absolutely they're unrealistic!" Boehner blurted. "But the Bible says beware of false prophets. And there are people out there spreading noise about how much can get done."
  • Fiorina says she was 'offered many jobs' after HP firing

    09/27/2015 9:27:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/27/15 | KYLE CHENEY
    Carly Fiorina said on Sunday she had plenty of job offers after being fired as the CEO of Hewlett Packard, including posts in the George W. Bush administration, but she decided against them. "I didn’t want to go back to work as a CEO," the Republican presidential contender said on NBC's "Meet the Press," rejecting suggestions her lack of private-sector employment after leaving HP is an indictment of her leadership. "Yes, I was offered many jobs – as a CEO, in the Bush administration. I wanted a break, and then I wanted to give back."
  • Jeb: We’re ‘going to miss’ Boehner

    09/27/2015 8:21:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) says Americans will miss outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “I admire John Boehner greatly, he’s a great public servant,” the GOP presidential candidate said on “Fox News Sunday.” “He left at the apex of his time in service to the country with the pope speaking in Congress. I think people are going to miss him in the long run because he’s a person that is focused on solving problems.”
  • Boehner: ‘This Morning I Woke Up … Said My Prayers’ and Decided ‘Today’s the Day’ (SMH)

    09/26/2015 4:23:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 25, 2015 | 2:05 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Singing “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” as he began his press conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) formally announced his resignation from his leadership post and from Congress effective at the end of October. […] “Now as you’ve often heard me say, this isn’t about me. It’s about the people. It’s about the institution. Just yesterday, we witnessed the awesome sight of Pope Francis addressing the greatest legislative body in the world, and I hope that we will all heed his call to live by the golden rule,” Boehner said. “But last night I began thinking about this, and this morning I woke up,...
  • Eric Cantor: The G.O.P., After John Boehner

    09/25/2015 9:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 25, 2015 | Eric Cantor
    LIKE so many others, I was stunned by Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement on Friday that he would step down at the end of October. For nearly six years — first as Republican whip and then as majority leader — I met with John on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis as we worked to lead the House Republican Conference. (SNIP) We are in the midst of a campaign to elect the next president. After two terms of President Obama, an economy that is growing too slowly and a retrenchment of American power abroad, the conservative to-do list for the next...
  • Boehner Will Resign from Congress

    09/25/2015 6:32:27 AM PDT · by abb · 458 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 25, 2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides in his office.
  • Obama Heaps Praise on Boehner: ‘He Is a Patriot’ (barf alert)

    09/25/2015 12:28:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 25, 2015 | 1:35 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    In a White House Rose Garden news conference alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Barack Obama praised outgoing House Speaker John Boehner as “a good man” and “patriot,” who “cares deeply about the House” and America. “I just heard the news as I was coming out of the meeting here, so it took me by surprise, and I took the time prior to this press conference to call John directly and talk to him. John Boehner’s a good man. He is a patriot. He cares deeply about the House, an institution in which he’s served for a long time. He...
  • New GOP Leader (Kevin McCarthy) Has Luck on His Side: LA TIMES 2003

    09/25/2015 10:02:27 AM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 17 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | Nov 3, 2003 | George Skelton
    . . . McCarthy started out working free for Thomas, but soon was put on the payroll. He stayed 15 years, becoming the congressman's chief of staff in the district, where the McCarthy family goes back four generations. His great-grandfather was a cattle rancher, grandfather a railroader and father a fire chief. McCarthy is the first Republican. He became national Young Republicans chairman, won a seat on the Kern Community College board and last year was elected to the Assembly. McCarthy leans to the middle. He supports most abortion rights, but opposes spending tax dollars on abortions. . .
  • Boehner Resigns (Not yet but in Oct)

    09/25/2015 6:33:49 AM PDT · by DugwayDuke · 80 replies
    Boehner Resigns.
  • Marco Rubio unveiling paid family leave plan at Value Voters Summit

    09/25/2015 6:24:26 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | September 25, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)Sen. Marco Rubio on Friday morning will unveil his plan to support employers who give their workers paid family leave at the annual conservative confab the Value Voters Summit. "Our policies should help workers, not cost them their jobs," the Florida senator will say, according to excerpts provided by his campaign. "I believe we can fix this problem by creatively applying our free enterprise principles in a way that encourages businesses to choose to offer more paid family leave." Rubio's proposal will use tax credits to incentivize companies to offer at least four weeks of paid leave. According to...
  • Fiorina had that job-killing touch

    09/25/2015 6:16:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/24/15 | Richard Rapaport
    That Carly Fiorina was a one-woman wrecking crew during her tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard was never in doubt. But what follows is a tale that is now being picked up and distributed as the Republican Party seeks a nominee who combines business savvy and executive know-how. Sadly, the former executive who most closely fits this particular bill also has exhibited the kind of corporate arrogance and blind certitude that came close to sinking what had been considered among the world’s best technology companies: Hewlett-Packard. At HP beginning in the mid-1990s, Fiorina was responsible for the ill-fated merger with Compaq,...
  • How Carly Fiorina Screwed Her Campaign Staff—and Paid Herself First

    09/25/2015 4:44:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/25/15 | Patricia Murphy
    When Fiorina lost her Senate bid in 2010, she had lots of bills left to pay. So she did what any multimillionaire who loaned her campaign cash would do: She paid herself first. After Carly Fiorina’s unsuccessful 2010 run for Senate in California, it took her more than four years to fully pay staff and vendors for their work on her campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. But a review of Federal Election Commission records by The Daily Beast shows that Fiorina first paid herself back for more than $1.25 million in personal loans she made to the campaign,...
  • Carly Fiorina’s bogus ‘secretary to CEO’ career trajectory (Fact Checker biography)

    09/25/2015 4:40:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/25/15 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    Editor’s Note: Every candidate running for president likes to highlight certain aspects of his or her biography. This is an occasional series taking a deeper look at 2016 candidates’ claims about their personal, professional or political record. We welcome suggestions for future fact checks, which we ultimately will compile as a collection. See our complete Scott Walker biography collection here. *** “I started as a secretary, typing and filing for a nine-person real estate firm. It’s only in this country that you can go from being a secretary to chief executive of the largest tech company in the world, and...
  • Endgame Begins: Boehner Forced to Rely on Democrats to Keep Speakership

    09/25/2015 2:55:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 9/24/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner still won’t be able to win reelection without Democratic votes, Breitbart News has learned, and he has abandoned yet another plan to try to embarrass conservatives seeking his ouster, which he was going to move forward with on Friday. The day after Pope Francis addressed the Congress for the first time—in front of a teary-eyed Boehner—the Speaker had planned to move forward by bringing forth a resolution to vacate the chair, then holding a vote for his reelection intended to prove he had widespread support in the GOP conference. But just as when Rep. Mark...
  • Fiorina wrestles with the Hewlett-Packard ghosts

    09/24/2015 5:40:35 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/24/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    Fiorina, pictured in 1999, says on the campaign trail that she had to burn down Hewlett Packard in order to save it. Carly Fiorina’s business background is an essential part of the story she tells on the campaign trail, offering an “only in America” biographical tale of her journey from secretary to CEO. Yet the crowning achievement of her corporate career -- her tenure as a Fortune 500 CEO at Hewlett-Packard -- isn't central to her stump speech. Repeating the same lines from stop to stop, Fiorina rails against an "inept, corrupt bureaucracy." She offers herself up as a leader...
  • Fiorina's long-held support for mandatory health insurance

    09/24/2015 11:40:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/24/15 | Chris Moody
    Carly Fiorina, who has joined other leading Republican presidential candidates in denouncing Obamacare, once backed an individual mandate to buy health insurance that could put her at odds with others in the GOP. During a panel discussion on CNN's "Crossfire" in 2013 about the law with former CNN host Stephanie Cutter, Fiorina said she supports keeping the requirement that every American purchase health insurance.
  • Mitch McConnell Has Funded the Abortion Industry For Years

    09/23/2015 5:44:22 PM PDT · by GraceG · 23 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | Senate Conservatives Fund
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants you to think he opposes the effort to defund Planned Parenthood in the continuing resolution (CR) because it could cause a government shutdown. He also wants you to think it's because he doesn't have 60 votes in the Senate when in fact it only takes 41 votes to filibuster funding for the organization. But the real reason he won't fight is that he doesn't really care about stopping funding for Planned Parenthood, and he never has. Here are the facts that he doesn't want you to know: (1) In 1992, McConnell voted to...
  • Carly Fiorina Says She Feels 'Empathy' for Hillary Clinton – and Vows She'll 'Never Make a Personal

    09/23/2015 10:31:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Carly Fiorina Says She Feels 'Empathy' for Hillary Clinton – and Vows She'll 'Never Make a Personal Comment' About Her. Carly Fiorina has said that women "are not a special interest group," but that doesn't mean she doesn't feel a certain kinship with her fellow females – even her Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. "I feel empathy with every woman who is working really hard and giving it all they've got – and Hillary is," the GOP presidential hopeful tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "She's smart, she's hardworking, she's giving it all she's got." Clinton, 67, and Fiorina, 61, first...
  • Here’s Audio And Video Of Carly Fiorina’s Forceful Praise Of Hillary Clinton In 2008

    09/23/2015 7:56:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 8/17/15 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Fiorina on Clinton in 2008: “She was a great candidate. She has helped millions of women all over this country. Women of any political party owe a debt of gratitude to Hillary Clinton and I will bet that every woman up here agrees with me.” Throughout much of her presidential campaign, Carly Fiorina has attacked Hillary Clinton, calling on the former secretary of state to “name an accomplishment”. “Throughout this campaign, I have repeatedly asked Hillary Clinton to name an accomplishment,” Fiorina wrote in an op-ed for CNN. “She has yet to name one. Note: Flying is an activity, not...
  • Donald Trump just issued a 'scathing' multimillion-dollar legal threat to a conservative group

    09/22/2015 6:34:43 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 169 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2015-09-22 | Colin Campbell
    The release — titled "Donald J. Trump Sends Club for Growth Scathing Cease and Desist Letter Regarding Recent 'Attack Ads'" — repeatedly bashed the Club for Growth, with whom Trump has constantly feuded during his campaign. "I am not surprised the dishonest, irrelevant and totally failing Club for Growth has resorted to attacking the definitive front-runner, especially after I refused to contribute to their pathetic group," Trump said in a statement. In the cease-and-desist letter to Club for Growth President David McIntosh, Trump lawyer Alan Garten similarly tore into the "pitiful little group" while promising a devastating lawsuit should the...
  • What's Wrong with Carly Fiorina? PLENTY!

    09/22/2015 8:46:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Failed (would-be) politician Carly Fiorina has long bought-into the worldwide left's power-and-tax grab known as 'climate change'. Regardless of what she says now, 'Carly' directly supported the US cap-and-trade program promoted by John McCain. And it wasn't that long ago at all she was still yammering-on about it. She has actually worked closely with despicable RINO McCain, appearing at public events/rallies in support, then becoming economic advisor to his (also failed) presidential campaign. Fiorina's own stump speeches -when she was running for Congress in 2010- betray an affection for federal Common Core educational standards (which she now claims to oppose): 'Internationally...
  • Graham Tells American Muslims: Ignore Carson, This Is Your Country Too

    09/21/2015 6:44:03 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 59 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 09/21/2015 | Sara Jerde
    Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told American Muslims on Fox Monday that, despite what GOP rival Ben Carson said, it was their country too. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, was asked on Sunday by NBC host Chuck Todd if a President's faith mattered — and whether he thought Islam was consistent with the Constitution. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation," Carson told Todd. On Fox, Graham noted that he had served with American Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan. "So, I want to let every American Muslim serving in uniform know...
  • Fiorina: I Didn't Know HP Contractor Was Dealing With Iran

    09/20/2015 4:08:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/20/15 | Greg Richter
    GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said that neither she nor any other person in leadership was aware that a contractor was violating the U.S. sanctions against Iran when she was CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Fiorina was asked about the issue by host Chris Wallace. "In fact, the SEC investigation proved that neither I nor anyone else in management knew about it," Fiorina said. "When the company discovered this three years after I left, they cut off all ties. The SEC investigated very thoroughly and concluded that no one in management was aware." Wallace noted that the...
  • Jeb Bush Responds To Trump: Obama Is An ‘American, He’s A Christian’ [Calls Obama "Talented Man"]

    09/18/2015 7:48:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 147 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2015 | Sean Sullivan
    Jeb Bush Responds To Trump: Obama Is An ‘American, He’s A Christian’ By Sean Sullivan. September 18. MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -- Jeb Bush responded Friday night to Donald Trump's decision this week not to correct a questioner who said President Obama is a Muslim who is "not even an American." "Barack Obama is a talented man -- and by the way he's an American, he's a Christian -- his problem isn't the fact that he was born here or what his faith is," said Bush in a speech here. "His problem is that he's a progressive liberal who tears down...
  • Fiorina’s rivals may seize on 2010 playbook to exploit weaknesses (Chainsaw Carly, Iran...)

    09/18/2015 6:10:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/13/15 | Carla Marinucci
    Carly Fiorina graduates to the main stage for Wednesday’s GOP presidential debate at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, but even as she seeks to expand her appeal to voters, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO’s history may come back to haunt her. That history is laid out in a book prepared by her opposition during Fiorina’s failed 2010 U.S. Senate run against Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer. It provides a virtual road map that her GOP competitors — and perhaps the Democratic nominee — could use to exploit her weaknesses should she end up on the Republican ticket. The 218-page opposition...
  • Carly Fiorina ignored sanctions, sold computers to Iran as CEO of HP

    09/18/2015 5:56:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/17/15 | Robert Sobel
    Carly Fiorina left the Republican debate Wednesday night with her head held high. Rapid reaction resulted in high praise for the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, but not all the news was positive. During one portion of the debate, Fiorina and Republican front runner Donald Trump spared over their business records. Trump hit Fiorina hard, citing a recent editorial by Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, of the Yale School of Management , who referred to her as one of the worst CEOs in recent memory. While how bad Fiorina was as CEO of HP is up for debate, a recent report by Bloomberg points...