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  • Christie doesn't plan to campaign for Astorino, says he doesn't 'invest in lost causes'

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) -- Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he doesn't have plans to campaign for New York's Republican candidate for governor because he doesn't campaign for candidates he doesn't think can win. Christie was in Greenwich, Connecticut, to raise cash for GOP candidate Tom Foley when he was asked whether he planned to spend any time campaigning in New York, where Republican challenger Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive, trails incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo by a large margin in public polls. "You know, I will spend time in places where we have a chance to...
  • Roberts Says Wolf “too Inexperienced for Debate”

    07/21/2014 9:00:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 July 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan) continued his refusal to debate challenger Dr. Milton Wolf prior to the upcoming August 5 primary election date on the grounds that “Wolf is not qualified to hold such a high office.” “I’ve been in this political racket for nearly 50 years,” the 78 year-old Roberts pointed out. “I didn’t just leap into the national arena as my first venture into joining the governing elite. I served on the staff of Senator Frank Carlson and Representative Keith Sebelius for over 12 years before I ran for Congress in 1980. Then I put in 16 years in...
  • Sources: Crist To Name Running Mate

    07/17/2014 8:49:09 AM PDT · by Politico2isBack · 12 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 7/17/2014 | Jim DeFede
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist will announce his running mate Thursday, according to sources. A Democratic sources close to the campaign said Crist will select Annette Taddeo-Goldstein as his running mate in his bid for Governor. Taddeo-Goldstein is the head of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party and lost in a congressional bid in 2008 against Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Crist’s campaign has said he would make a major announcement but did not specify what it would be. He is scheduled to make the announcement at The LAB Miami located at 400 NW 26th Street.
  • Feds: Company owned by Browns owner and Tenn. Gov. brother to pay $92M fine

    07/14/2014 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/14/14 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A truck-stop company owned by Tennessee GOP Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised fuel rebates and discounts, federal prosecutors said Monday. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Pilot Flying J, the country’s largest diesel retailer, accepts responsibility for the criminal conduct of its employees, including 10 who have pleaded guilty to participating in the scheme, and agrees to cooperate with the ongoing investigation. “The terms of this agreement …demonstrate quite clearly that no corporation,...
  • Breaking: McDaniel Finds 8,300 Questionable Ballots – Plans Wednesday News Conference

    07/13/2014 10:18:46 AM PDT · by blueyon · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/13/14 | Jim Hoft
    In June Senator Thad Cochran won the GOP primary runoff election over conservative challenger Chris McDaniel after 25,000-35,000 Democrats helped push him to victory. Cochran and the Republican establishment also were behind the racist anti-Tea Party ads that ran in Mississippi prior to the runoff election. Thad Cochran won the election over Chris McDaniel by 6,880 votes in the June 24 runoff.
  • Governors group skirts ‘radioactive’ Common Core

    07/13/2014 12:49:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2014 2:48 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig and Steve Peoples
    Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government’s intrusion into the classroom. The Common Core standards were not on the formal agenda during a three-day meeting of the National Governors Association that ended Sunday, relegated to hallway discussions and closed-door meetings among governors and their staffs. The standards and even the words, “Common Core,” have “become, in a sense, radioactive,” said Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican whose state voluntarily adopted the standards in 2010....
  • Rubio: I can beat Hillary

    07/12/2014 11:18:39 AM PDT · by Innovative · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) believes he can beat Hillary Clinton in the race for the 2016 presidency. "Multiple people can beat her. Hillary Clinton is not unbeatable," the GOP presidential hopeful told radio host Hugh Hewitt in an interview Friday.
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-11 : The Bad Neighbor Policy -- Playing Americans for Fools

    07/11/2014 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 21 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-11 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 11, 2014 Newt Gingrich : The Bad Neighbor Policy -- Playing Americans for Fools ===================================================== Guatemala and Mexico agreed this week to make it even easier for people to show up at the American border. That's right: EASIER. After all the public outcry against thousands of foreigners crossing our border, you might have thought the Mexican government would help stop the wave of people traversing Mexico to get to Texas. That would be a good neighbor policy. On Monday, however, the presidents of Guatemala and Mexico met to announce a new policy of making it easier and more...
  • Graham: GOP must pony up emergency border funds or take blame

    07/09/2014 1:04:20 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9 2014 | Mike Lillis and Bernie Becker
    Republicans will take the political fall if they don't provide emergency funds to address the immigrant crisis at the southern border, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned Wednesday. A number of conservatives on Capitol Hill are pushing back hard against President Obama's request for almost $4 billion to manage the spike of immigrants — thousands of them unaccompanied minors — that's hit the Texas-Mexico border in recent months. But Graham, a long-time supporter of an immigration system overhaul, said a failure to provide the funds will exacerbate the crisis while handing Obama and the Democrats a political victory ahead of November's...
  • Chris McDaniel Confirms the Worst GOP Stereotypes [BARF]

    07/08/2014 5:57:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 8, 2014 | by Stuart Stevens
    How an obscure Mississippi state senator became the poster boy for all that’s wrong with the right. There was a conservative NRA- and Right To Life-endorsed candidate in the Mississippi race, one who opposed Ronald Reagan’s 1986 amnesty for illegal immigrants, as well as any similar efforts by President Bush and Obama. Unlike his opponent, he was a veteran who fought the Obama administration’s cuts to the military, including plans to reduce the Navy to a dangerously low level of ships. He had a history of reducing spending when he was chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He had co-sponsored anti-Obamacare...
  • Corey Booker, Rand Paul team up for justice (Barf alert)

    07/08/2014 5:09:13 AM PDT · by Above My Pay Grade · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/8/2014 | Seun Min Kim
    Meet the Senate’s newest odd couple: Sens. Cory Booker and Rand Paul. The duo of high-profile, first-term senators — one a New Jersey Democrat who came to Capitol Hill on Twitter-fueled national fame, the other a Kentucky Republican mulling a presidential bid in 2016 — will roll out legislation that comprehensively overhauls the U.S. criminal justice system. Continue Reading Text Size-+reset Latest on POLITICOCruz: Investigate Cochran primaryPerry to Obama: No handshakeIf Baghdad fallsObama urges 'restraint' in Middle EastBooker, Paul team up for justiceCordray's Ohio profile shrinks The measure, called the REDEEM Act, has several pillars: It encourages states to change...
  • Cochran Campaign Puts Whistle-blowing Reverend Fielder’s Life in Danger by Publishing Home Address

    07/06/2014 8:04:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson Decision by Cochran campaign to publish Rev Fielder's home address is disgusting. #mssen 3:11 AM - 2 Jul 2014 58 Retweets 18 favorites I can’t print what I want to here. Our rules against excessive profanity prohibit it. Cochran’s people have been attacking Reverend Fielder every since the story broke that alleges Cochran’s staff paid the Reverend to pay blacks to vote for Cochran. Cochran’s people have attacked Reverend Fielder, calling him untrustworthy and dishonest, yet the admit they hired him to “get out the vote“! By publishing the home address of Reverend Fielder, Thad...
  • Thad Cochran's Senate Enablers

    07/03/2014 4:15:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Here is the complete list of Republican senators who contributed to Cochran's campaign as well as to his super PAC. Please contact these senators and tell them to stop funding candidates who run on liberal issues and use race-baiting tactics to get Democrats to hijack Republican elections. GOP Senate Contributions to Cochran Senator — Amount Given — Phone Number Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — $60,000 — (202) 224-2541 Rob Portman (R-OH) — $40,000 — (202) 224-3353 Bob Corker (R-TN) — $30,000 — (202) 224-3344 Roger Wicker (R-MS) — $17,000 — (202) 224-6253 John Barrasso (R-WY) — $15,000 — (202) 224-6441 Roy...
  • Rubio's Effort to Modernize the GOP

    07/02/2014 9:37:41 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    Commentary ^ | July 1, 2014 | Peter Wehner
    In an earlier post I asked who on the right, in the wake of the ruins of the Obama presidency, will step up and seize the opportunity. Among those who are is Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Last week Senator Rubio gave a policy address, which elicited favorable comments from Ross Douthat, Ramesh Ponnuru, Jim Pethokoukis, and Reihan Salam. Like these four, I found Senator Rubio’s speech, co-hosted by Hillsdale College and the YG Network, to be quite impressive. The Florida senator offered ideas on how to reform our entitlement programs, tax code, higher education, health care, and our social safety...
  • That giant sucking sound: conservatives fleeing the GOP's "Big Tent"

    07/01/2014 11:46:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 64 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Bryan Fischer
    When even the Democrats admit the election was stolen, it's time for a re-do. Sen. Thad Cochran emerged from the June 24 GOP senate primary run-off election against state senator Chris McDaniel with a margin of victory of about 6700 votes. Haley Barbour's machine dangled enough money in front of enough Democrats to get 35,000 of their votes for Cochran. Now if any of those Democrats voted in the Democratic primary on June 3, they were ineligible to vote in the Cochran-McDaniel run-off. Thus, if the poll books indicate that somewhere in the neighborhood of 7000 votes were improperly and...
  • Reince Priebus: Why the Silence on Mississippi?

    07/01/2014 6:07:19 AM PDT · by don-o · 43 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | July 1, 2014 | Richard Viguerie
    n the aftermath of the Mississippi Republican Senate runoff it is becoming increasingly clear that establishment Republican leaders hijacked the election from conservative Chris McDaniel. Understandably, there are some liberty loving voters and commentators who have said this proves that conservatives should bolt the Republican Party and start a third party or perhaps join one of the existing minor parties. snip So if bolting the Republican Party is not the appropriate response when our candidate is cheated out of a Republican nomination and our fellow conservatives suffer personal attacks and threats, how should conservatives respond to Mississippi? 1. Conservatives must...
  • Mississippi GOP Twitter Feed helping promote Lamar Alexander

    Retweeted by Mississippi GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander @SenAlexander · 6h #HobbyLobby decision protects "religious freedom from another overreach by the Obama administration.” #SCOTUS http://tiny.cc/8xx9hx Replied to 0 times https://twitter.com/msgop
  • GOP runoff shows new angle to minority voting

    06/28/2014 5:32:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    AP ^ | June 28, 2014 | Jesse Holland
    Sen. Thad Cochran's GOP primary victory, thanks in part to black Mississippians who turned out to vote for him, exemplifies a new math that politicians of all persuasions may be forced to learn as this country's voting population slowly changes complexion. [Snip] "I think that Thad Cochran is a shot across the bow to be felt for a long time," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was the first minority presidential candidate to win a statewide primary or caucus in 1984 and 1988. "You cannot win in the new South or win in national elections with all-white primaries. This is...
  • Is Bob Corker Running for President?

    06/27/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 26, 2014 | Michael Catalini
    Bob Corker wants a problem-solver to run for president in 2016. Not by chance, that's how the Tennessee Republican and ranking member on the Foreign Relations Committee describes his own role in the Senate. "Every senator has probably thought about it," Corker said about running for president. "All I really wish to see happen in 2016 is that we have a good president, great president for our nation. I hope someone steps forward that has the ability to solve problems—not just throw rhetoric out there." And despite serving in one of the least productive Senates in history, solving problems is...
  • Remember Mississippi! ~ Vanity

    06/25/2014 5:14:27 PM PDT · by GraceG · 22 replies
    Chris McDaniel just said "Remeber Mississippi sounds like good Rallying cry". He also said he is not giving up, and he is not going to stop fightign against the corruption.
  • GOP lost Senate thx to Cochran campaign?

    06/25/2014 11:38:56 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 130 replies
    me | 6/25/14 | me
    Do you think the Republicans just lost retaking the Senate due to the Thad Cochran campaign's smear tactics? Yes or No..opinions.
  • How the GOP Establishment Won in Mississippi

    06/24/2014 10:54:42 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 24 replies
    nukegingrich.com ^ | 6/25/14 | by nuke gingrich
    Perhaps it was an echo of Obama's 2009 declaration to the GOP, "I won," or Stalin's observation that, "It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes." Tonight's runoff between Chris McDaniel and has left me a little discouraged, but more than just a little bit angry. I read a tweet from the NYT that history was made tonight when an elderly white Republican in Mississippi was bailed out by crossover votes from Black Democrats. Indeed, that is exactly what happenned. Cochran won by roughly 7,000 vote. Hinds county, which includes the capital city...
  • How do you like it? Being Stabbed up front by a Democrat or in the back by GOP elite?

    06/24/2014 9:09:03 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies
    The Truth
    After the shameful and disgusting actions of the GOP Establishment in the Mississippi Republican U.S. Senate runoff, where they used Democrat tactics of screaming racism and promising big government to get the vote out to Democrat voters to cross over and help Thad Cochran win, is it time that conservatives realize that a GOPE can never be trusted? Time and time again, the ruling class aka Karl Rove, Boss Hogg Barbour, big donors, K Street lobbyists and RINO's continue to stab conservatives in the back and would rather risk losing an election to a Democrat than give up their power...
  • With Coburn Boost, Lankford May Pull Off Outright Win over Shannon (Oklahoma Freeper Surge!)

    06/24/2014 2:44:32 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/24/14 | Tony Lee
    fter Ben Sasse's primary win in Nebraska's GOP Senate primary last month, it seemed like former conservative Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon was next. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), all of whom had backed Sasse, campaigned for Shannon, helping him erase a 35-point deficit in the GOP Oklahoma Senate primary against Rep. James Lankford (R-OK). Shannon had the wind at his back and Lankford, the 5th-ranking member of House GOP leadership, seemed vulnerable in a state that has not elected someone from Oklahoma City to the Senate since 1960. But Lankford's...
  • Meghan McCain Joins GLAAD’s National Board of Directors

    06/23/2014 7:42:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Edge on the Net ^ | June 2, 2014
    GLAAD today announced that Republican political commentator, author, and TV personality Meghan McCain; Executive Vice President, Commercial Services at Hilton Worldwide Jeff Diskin; Harvard Law School professor and venture capitalist with August Capital, David Hornik; and Managing Director at Opportunities for Women, Linda Riley will join the organization’s National Board of Directors. As the daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain, Meghan McCain was propelled into the national spotlight at an early age, involved in everything from community events to national conventions. A powerful role model for young women and Republicans alike, she passionately discusses women’s issues, social issues, and marriage...
  • 19-Year-Old College Student Accidentally Becomes Republican Politician

    06/23/2014 3:24:15 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 23 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Asad Asif, a 19-year-old college student at Rutgers University, didn’t think much of jotting his own name down as a write-in candidate for an open councilman seat in the June 3 New Jersey primary election. “It was kind of like the ‘Mickey Mouse vote,’ where people write in stupid names when they vote for president,” he explained to New Brunswick Today. However, he was the only one who actually voted in that category — and, weeks later, he found himself being sworn in as member of the Middlesex County Republican Committee. It’s not exactly a humongous feat to be elected...
  • Facing Primary Challenger, Lamar Alexander Digs In on Amnesty

    06/24/2014 12:14:24 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is boldly defending his vote for the Senate "Gang Of Eight" immigration bill as he campaigns for re-election in Tennessee, after his Tea Party-backed primary challenger Joe Carr has made the issue a central point in his campaign. In an emailed statement to Breitbart News, Alexander issued a strong defense of his support for immigration reform – first published in the Knoxville News Sentinel. "We have amnesty today,” Alexander said. "Turning your head while 11 million people are already here illegally is perpetual amnesty. I voted along with 67 other United States senators to end perpetual...
  • TX AG Abbott on Immigration Crisis: Obama ‘Basically Swung Open the Doors’

    06/22/2014 6:52:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jun 21, 2014 4:53PM
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is using state money to support border operations amid a growing immigration crisis. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is supporting the move, was on “Fox and Friends” this morning to discuss this issue. Abbott said they are doing what the federal government is supposed to do—stepping up security at the border, where agents are overwhelmed. …
  • Gay G.O.P. Candidates Feature Partners in Ads

    06/20/2014 8:30:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/20/2014 | Ashley Parker
    Richard Tisei’s new campaign ad offers a scene of domestic bliss. The ad, set to appear in a glossy color brochure on Saturday, features a smiling Mr. Tisei with his arm around his beaming spouse at their wedding reception this year. And while such familial images have become a staple of modern campaigns, the decision by Mr. Tisei — an openly gay Republican running for Congress — to feature his husband, Bernie Starr, in the ad is a sign of how quickly views are changing on same-sex marriage and the broader tableau of gay rights. “I think people need to...
  • Christie joins GOP courtship of evangelicals

    06/20/2014 6:41:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2014 5:40 AM EDT | Steve Peoples
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is joining the parade of ambitious Republicans courting religious conservatives as the early jockeying for the next presidential contest intensifies. Christie was to deliver his first major address to an evangelical conference on Friday, the second day of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s annual meeting, which brings hundreds of social conservative leaders to Washington. He’ll be joined on a packed agenda that also includes the GOP’s 2012 vice presidential nominee, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, and tea party firebrand Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. […] This group of potential presidential contenders largely represents a wing of the...
  • Ayotte & Brown: Putting New Hampshire First

    06/20/2014 2:29:25 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Scott Brown
    He's a patriot who cares deeply about this country. He has devoted his life to public service. (SNIP) Scott understands and he has stood against Obamacare. He has stood against Obamacare, which is hurting New Hampshire right now. It’s hurting New Hampshire families. Obamacare is hurting New Hampshire businesses. And he will vote to repeal and replace Obamacare.
  • Photoshopper Needed, Idea for a new "Coexist" type sign ~ Vanity

    06/19/2014 1:05:43 PM PDT · by GraceG · 26 replies
    So I need someone with a good eye for photoshop. I want to make a BS (Bumper Sticker) that shows our annoyance with the current political crap in DC and mock those stuipid Coexist stickers out on every dumb ass liberal's car. Here is my idea: DRIVEL D - The Democrat Logo D. R - The Republican Elephant shaped into an R. I - The Capital Dome, but a slight bit skinnier. or a teleprompter. V - (not sure on this one Ideas needed) E - The Weird E thing from the Coexist sticker L - The Loser sign using...
  • Former DOJ Attorney: Illegal for Democrats to Vote in MS GOP Primary Runoff

    06/18/2014 12:11:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/18/14 | Matthew Boyle
    JACKSON, Mississippi — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) is appealing to Democratic voters to cross party lines and vote in an upcoming runoff election against his conservative challenger, state senator Chris McDaniel. But a noted election law expert says that may be illegal. J. Christian Adams, a former Civil Rights Division attorney at the Department of Justice with experience litigating election law cases in Mississippi, said a law there prevents people from voting in the primary for candidates they don't plan to support in the general election. Adams is now a high-profile author and news commentator for conservative outlet PJ Media....
  • Jeb Bush Not Backing Away From Common Core

    06/17/2014 7:46:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 17 Jun 2014 08:13 AM | Melissa Clyne
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush remains a major supporter of the nationwide education standards known as Common Core despite Republican criticism. The GOP mostly favored Common Core standards when they were released four years ago, with the vast majority of states signing on to participate. Common Core establishes standards in English language arts and math for K-12 students. But when President Barack Obama tied federal election grants to states’ adopting the standards, many conservatives changed their tune, arguing it’s the states’ place – not the federal government's – to decide local education standards, according to U.S. News & World Report....
  • Tom Coburn rips outside conservative groups

    06/16/2014 5:58:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | BURGESS EVERETT
    Retiring Sen. Tom Coburn lashed out at outside groups’ ads attacking Rep. James Lankford in the Oklahoma GOP primary to replace him next year, calling them untruthful and representative of politics in its “very worst form.” Coburn singled out negative ads by Senate Conservatives Fund and Oklahomans for a Conservative Future aimed at boosting the candidacy of tea party darling T.W. Shannon, the former state House speaker who’s drawn the support of national conservatives like Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah).
  • Vitter Says He'd Consider Medicaid Expansion

    06/16/2014 12:58:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    WHLT ^ | Jun 16, 2014 | Melinda Deslatte
    Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, running to be Louisiana's next governor, is leaving the door open to a possible expansion of the state's Medicaid program to cover more of the working poor, as allowed under the federal health care law. Vitter said Monday that he's not opposed to the expansion if Louisiana can improve the performance of its Medicaid program and if the expansion doesn't draw state resources away from other spending priorities like higher education.
  • Graham: Next 9/11 attack could come from Iraq, Syria

    06/15/2014 5:20:56 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    CBS News ^ | 15 Jun 14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned that the next 9/11 attack could emanate from Iraq and Syria if the U.S. does not take steps to immediately halt the advance of the Islamic militants sweeping toward the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. "We need air power immediately to stop the advance toward Baghdad," Graham said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - the jihadists who are an offshoot of al Qaeda - could control the entire northern half of the country and use it to march on Jordan and Lebanon while Iran moves...
  • Lindsey Graham: It May Be Time to Work with Iran Against ISIS

    06/15/2014 10:18:58 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 65 replies
    News Max ^ | June 15 2014 | News Max
    A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee says Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki cannot keep his country together, and a U.S. alliance with Iran might be needed to do so. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday a U.S. partnership with longtime foe Iran makes him uncomfortable but likened it to the United States working with Josef Stalin in World War II against Adolf Hitler. He says the United States has to do what it can to keep Baghdad from falling to insurgents. "We should have discussions with Iran to make sure they don't use this as an opportunity...
  • Christie says he can beat Clinton

    06/13/2014 2:15:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2014 1:11 AM EDT
    Gov. Chris Christie appears confident in his presidential prospects despite the ongoing bridge scandal that has tarnished his national reputation. During an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that aired late Thursday night, Christie was asked whether, “hypothetically,” he thinks he could beat Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton in a one-on-one matchup. …
  • Shocking Videos: Pete Sessions Supports Amnesty To ‘Accommodate’ Illegal Aliens (Flashback)

    06/12/2014 4:36:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 3/1/14 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Full Title: SHOCKING VIDEOS: PETE SESSIONS SUPPORTS AMNESTY TO ‘ACCOMMODATE’ ILLEGAL ALIENS FOR ‘RIGHT REASONS A series of videos from several town halls in 2013 have surfaced showing that Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) supports amnesty for illegal aliens, despite claims from his re-election campaign that he is against allowing illegal aliens stay in America. In the videos, Sessions frames his support for amnesty as granting legal status to illegal aliens who are not violent criminals—but somehow not citizenship, even though anyone who obtains a green card is allowed to eventually apply for citizenship. Sessions described such an amnesty as aiming...
  • A wake-up call for GOP, Bush

    06/12/2014 5:14:34 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/12/14 | Adrianna Cohen
    If Jeb Bush was considering a White House run in 2016, he’d better think again. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning loss Tuesday night to underfunded Tea Party candidate David Brat in Virginia has sent shock waves through the Republican Party — including to Jeb Bush, who will now have to reassess whether he even has a shot at the Oval Office. Cantor’s remarkable defeat was a nationwide wake-up call that not only is the Tea Party formidable, but that Republican voters are not happy with the GOP’s 
establishment position on 
amnesty for illegal immigrants and other hot-button issues fracturing...
  • Will Eric Cantor's Loss be Scott Brown's Gain?

    Scott Brown's campaign manager has fired off a memo "to interested parties" on what Eric Cantor's primary loss in Virginia means for the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire. Colin Reed says the Cantor upset by a Tea Party surging candidate "contains worrisome lessons for Senator Jeanne Shaheen." Here are Reed's five points, verbatim, from his memo: 1. Supporting President Obama's Immigration Policies Is A Liability There is a crisis building on the southern border right now, with large numbers of young people seeking to enter the country illegally, encouraged by the pro-amnesty policies of President Obama and Senator Shaheen....
  • Romney tries to re-emerge as force in GOP politics

    06/12/2014 12:59:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 12, 2014 3:21 AM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Once fearing he would be viewed as “a loser for life” if he failed to win the presidency, Mitt Romney is trying to re-emerge as a force in Republican politics. Romney has quietly sought kingmaker status in the GOP’s fight for the Senate majority this fall and its quest to retake the White House in 2016. The effort at revival is fueling whispers about a third presidential run. But those closest to Romney suggest he’s more interested in shaping party politics by lending his name and record-breaking fundraising machine to what he considers the next generation of electable conservatives. …
  • How Kevin McCarthy Lost GOP Seats in CA

    We are always told by the establishment that conservatives are causing them to lose seats in Congress. The reality is that the ineptitude of GOP leaders is what’s causing us to lose seats. There is a little noticed pattern that has emerged from redistricting. Almost every state that had a “nonpartisan” commission draw the new district lines eliminated Republican seats. The worst example was in California where Republican activists warned leaders that the commission’s map would cost us 4 seats. It happens to be that Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy is ostensibly the leader of the CA GOP delegation. It turns...
  • How Lindsey Graham Stomped the Tea Party(Grahamnesty gloats and so are the libs)

    06/10/2014 8:43:44 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 31 replies
    Theatlantic ^ | Molly Ball Jun 10 2014, | Molly Ball
    (Subtitle : "One of the Senate's most liberal Republicans is rolling to victory in one of the reddest states. Are other Republicans watching how he did it? GREENVILLE, S.C.—Kicking the crap out of the Tea Party is the most fun Senator Lindsey Graham has ever had. ") "More fun than any time I've been in politics," Graham tells me at the YMCA here, where he's about to address a couple dozen supporters. Little kids are streaming through the halls to their gym classes, and a smell of sweat hangs in the air. "Because people are being uplifting," Graham continues. "People...
  • Vanity - Mike Gallagher's Pro-Lindsey Graham Rant

    06/11/2014 12:51:38 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 69 replies
    6/11/14 | dagogo redux
    On other threads recently, the faux-conservative bone fides of Hugh Hewitt and Michael Medved have been sharply questioned in light of recent events. I'm wondering whether Mike Gallagher needs to be added to that list. I can pick up three "Conservative Talk Radio" stations on my way to and from work, but I seldom listen to one of them because it features lightweights. My wife borrowed my truck yesterday, and must have been playing with the dials, because it was tuned to that third station when I got in this morning. Some guy - I couldn't place him at first,...
  • This prominent conservative says immigration reform isn't necessarily dead

    06/11/2014 4:53:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 10, 2014 | BY BETSY WOODRUFF
    Tuesday might have been a bad night for immigration reform -- but not necessarily. That's the message from Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform. He favors the kind of immigration reform -- including a large guest worker program and more legal immigration -- that many Tea Party activists vehemently oppose. But it’s not guaranteed, and it depends on the media narrative that emerges, he added. “Give it ten days,” Norquist said. If a consensus emerges that Cantor’s stance on immigration lost him his seat, then that’s a big problem for reform proponents. “If the narrative hardens that...
  • They Said It Couldn’t Be Done

    06/11/2014 3:57:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-11-2014 | MOTUS
    Today’s reflection, and a warning:They said it couldn’t be done – until it was.How’s that amnesty masquerading as immigration reform working out for you now, Eric?When you make a deal with the devil, the devil always wins. “The defeat of the second-ranking Republican in the House by an ill-funded, little-known tea party-backed candidate ranks as the biggest Congressional upset in modern memory and will immediately generate a series of political and policy-related shockwaves in Washington and the Richmond-area 7th district.” The embedded moral, if anyone’s interested, is that flouting the law of the land and thumbing your nose at the will of...
  • The GOP Leadership Scramble

    06/11/2014 2:11:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/10 | Lauren French, John Bresnahan
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning loss to his tea party challenger on Tuesday will create the biggest disruption for GOP lawmakers since the departure of Tom DeLay eight years ago, and throws open the question of who will be the next speaker after John Boehner leaves. It’s unclear how long Boehner plans to stay on, or whether Cantor’s defeat will alter the Ohio Republican’s thinking on his own future. There has been speculation for months that Boehner could step down after Election Day, or before the end of the next Congress, with Cantor in place as his certain successor....
  • Cantor’s loss exposes GOP immigration death-wish

    06/10/2014 9:58:55 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 20 replies
    Buzzpo ^ | June 10, 2014 | James S. Robbins
    Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s upset primary loss to political newcomer David Brat sends an unambiguous message to the GOP leadership: stop your suicidal course on immigration.