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  • America Discredited

    08/07/2013 10:27:44 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 19 replies
    English Pravda ^ | 06.08.2013 | Paul Craig Roberts
    America Discredited 06.08.2013 America Discredited. 50771.jpeg Paul Craig Roberts As Washington loses its grip on the world, defied by Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and now Russia, the US government resorts to public temper tantrums. The constant demonstration of childishness on the part of the White House and Congress embarrasses every American. Washington's latest outburst of childish behavior is a response to the Russian Immigration Service granting US whistleblower Edward Snowden asylum in Russia for one year while his request for permanent asylum is considered. Washington, having turned the US into a lawless state, no longer has any conception of legal procedure....
  • WikiLeaks: McCain knew Obama team stuffed ballot boxes bribed Jackson took Russian money in 2008

    04/22/2012 6:20:38 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 37 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 4/22/2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    According to internal Emails circulated among the staff at Stratfor, an Austin Texas based private intelligence gathering firm, John McCain was presented with proof that Democrats in Pennsylvania and Ohio used voter fraud to win those states and committed other disturbing crimes. The communiqués were stolen and made public by WikiLeaks. An Email dated November 7, 2008 under the subject line “ Insight – The Dems & Dirty Tricks ** Internal Use Only – Pls Do Not Forward **,” was sent by Fred Burton, Stratfor’s V.P. of Intelligence. It said in part, The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot...
  • Tea party plans to abandon GOP stars

    08/04/2013 9:39:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2013 6:04 PM EDT | Michael J. Mishak
    This wasn’t the revolution the tea party had in mind. Four years ago, the movement and its potent mix of anger and populism persuaded thousands of costumed and sign-waving conservatives to protest the ballooning deficit and President Obama’s health care law. It swept a crop of no-compromise lawmakers into Congress and governor’s offices and transformed political up-and-comers, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, into household names. But as many tea party stars seek re-election next year and Rubio considers a 2016 presidential run, conservative activists are finding themselves at a crossroads. Many of their standard-bearers have embraced more moderate positions on...
  • Five years later, an evolving Tea Party movement wades into the 2014 elections

    08/04/2013 10:26:09 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 04, 2013 | Associated Press
    This wasn't the revolution the Tea Party had in mind. Four years ago, the movement and its potent mix of anger and populism persuaded thousands of costumed and sign-waving conservatives to protest the ballooning deficit and President Obama's health care law. It swept a crop of no-compromise lawmakers into Congress and governor's offices and transformed political up-and-comers, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, into household names. But as many Tea Party stars seek re-election next year and Rubio considers a 2016 presidential run, conservative activists are finding themselves at a crossroads. Many of their standard-bearers have embraced more moderate positions on...
  • RHINOs in Wonderland

    08/07/2013 1:50:18 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 7, 2013 | Michael Walsh
    The parade of bad GOP candidates since Reagan has one thing in common: they were all rich men with no skin in the game, for whom victory was optional. The Bushes of Connecticut and Texas, the McCains of Arizona and the Romneys of all over the place had no downside to an electoral loss; they were all just as well-off as they were before the start of their campaigns, and could return to their multiple homes with no sense of personal loss, just a little chagrin at letting the team down. By contrast, the Democrats have fielded a succession of...
  • Romney re-enters GOP fray

    08/07/2013 11:52:01 AM PDT · by illiac · 109 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 8/7/13 | Michael )'Brien
    The presidential election ended almost nine months ago, but Mitt Romney re-emerged Tuesday to continue his fight against President Barack Obama’s policies and assert himself as a Republican Party elder at a time when the party is struggling to find its path forward. Romney sought to re-establish himself as a force within the GOP with a speech in the politically crucial state of New Hampshire, weighing in on the fractious battles to play out within the Republican Party since last November. The former Massachusetts governor most pointedly sought to tamp down a charge led by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and...
  • CIA chief asks Benghazi survivors to testify on attack

    08/07/2013 1:02:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 06, 2013 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON – CIA Director John Brennan is making public his letter to CIA employees who survived the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that requests they share their firsthand accounts with the congressional intelligence committees.</p>
  • State Sen. Bright opens US Senate campaign website, to challenge Lindsey Graham

    08/06/2013 12:00:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    ap ^ | 8/6/13 | staff
    <p>SPARTANBURG, S.C. - State Sen. Lee Bright has brought his campaign website online as he considers a Republican primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham next year.</p>
  • Romney warns Republicans against government shutdown

    08/06/2013 6:03:40 PM PDT · by yongin · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 6, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney on Tuesday warned congressional Republicans against shutting down the government in an attempt to defund ObamaCare. “I badly want ObamaCare to go away, and stripping it of funds has appeal,” Romney said at a fundraiser in New Hampshire for the state’s Republican Party, according to prepared remarks. “But we need to exercise great care about any talk of shutting down government. What would come next when soldiers aren't paid, when seniors fear for their Medicare and Social Security, and when the FBI is off duty?” Speaking at the event in Wolfeboro, just miles from his summer vacation home,...
  • SEE THE GREEN PAINT SPLATTERED ON THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL DURING APPARENT VANDALISM ATTACK

    07/26/2013 6:41:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/26/13 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The U.S. Park Police in Washington say the Lincoln Memorial has been temporarily closed after someone splattered a splash of green paint on the statue.
  • Unknown vandals smear paint on Lincoln Memorial

    07/26/2013 6:28:05 AM PDT · by cll · 48 replies
    The Washington comPost ^ | 7/26/2013 | Maggie Fazeli Fard
    The Lincoln Memorial was shut down Friday morning after vandals splashed the statue of the nation’s 16th president and the marble floor around it with green paint, U.S. Park Police said. Police are reviewing surveillance footage from the popular tourist attraction on the west end of the Mall, but so far they have released no information about who may have been responsible. Authorities believe the vandalism happened around 1:30 a.m. The National Park Service will work to clean up the paint, police said, and the memorial will be closed to the public until cleanup is complete. Police said no words...
  • Nancy Mace on Cavuto right now

    08/05/2013 1:36:55 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 33 replies
    Nancy Mace, candidate for SC senate and challenger to Linseed Graham on Cavuto right now
  • Greenfield: A Schizophrenic Elephant

    08/04/2013 5:49:00 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, August 04, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, August 04, 2013 A Schizophrenic Elephant Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The Republican Party's biggest problem is mental illness. The big elephant party is suffering from a severe case of split personality disorder. It's an old problem that has only gotten worse over the years. It can be hard to remember sometimes while swimming in the media bubble that depicts the Republican Party as some offshoot of the John Birch Society, the KKK and the Confederacy, that it's the exact opposite. All of the organizations mentioned got their start opposing the Republican Party. The Republican...
  • White House extends olive branch as Iran president Rouhani inaugurated

    08/04/2013 10:52:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    thequardian.com ^ | 8/4/13 | Matt Williams and agencies
    In a statement marking the formal handing over of power to the moderate cleric from his hardline predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the White House congratulated the Iranian people for "making their voices heard" and calling for "change". It added that should the new government in Iran move towards meeting its "international obligations", then it would find a "willing partner in the United States".
  • Why Did FDR Fail to Relieve MacArthur and 151,000 Troops Fighting the Japanese in the Philippines?

    08/04/2013 10:54:44 AM PDT · by cutty · 209 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2013 | Diana West
    According to Soviet intelligence reports, we now know that one of FDR’s top officials, the Treasury Department’s Harry Dexter White, was a Soviet agent, who, among many other deceptions, subverted relations between the US and Japan by inserting “ultimatum” language into the cable flow that actually spurred the Japanese attack. This was language written in Moscow, passed to White by a Soviet handler in Washington, D.C., and dropped into a State Department communiqué sent to Japan. This brilliantly executed influence operation doesn’t live in infamy – at least not yet. ... “A continuous stream of fighter and pursuit planes is...
  • New Arkansas poll shows Democrat Sen. Mark Pryor already trailing Tom Cotton

    08/06/2013 8:34:18 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 70 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 8/6/13 | David Freddoso
    When U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R (at right) announces his candidacy for Senate at a barbecue this evening, he will be doing so as an early frontrunner in a 2014 race that could ultimately determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
  • Chris Christie vs. Rand Paul and the Facts

    08/06/2013 2:36:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Fact Check ^ | 08/06/2013
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie conflated statistics when he claimed Sen. Rand Paul’s “pork-barrel spending” is the reason Kentucky receives more federal funds than New Jersey for every tax dollar it sends to Washington. The figures cited by Christie are affected very little by pork-barrel spending.Moreover, Senate Republicans have imposed a voluntary ban on earmarks — otherwise known as pork-barrel spending — since the Kentucky senator took office in 2011. So Paul hasn’t brought any of the traditional pork-barrel spending to Kentucky.Paul also added some confusion to the issue when he seemed to suggest that Kentucky’s ratio was the...
  • Rubio: If you’re willing to fund Obamacare, you can’t possibly say you’re against it

    08/06/2013 2:40:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/06/2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Mark Levin’s radio show on Monday, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio argued that Republicans should use Congress’ budgetary powers to defund President Barack Obama’s unpopular 2010 health care reform law. Rubio, who seemed to have fallen out of favor with Levin after the immigration debate in the Senate earlier this summer, used his appearance on the conservative talk radio program to talk about an idea that has pitted newer Republican legislators against a GOP establishment that insists the defunding scheme can’t work. “[T]here has to be some point at which we say, ‘Look, this is the issue where we...
  • Leaked docs: SOD squad feeds NSA intelligence to drug enforcement plods

    08/06/2013 1:24:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | 5th August 2013 | Iain Thomson,
    It gets worse: DEA demands that enforcers lie about source of evidence Leaked documents have revealed the existence of a Special Operations Division (SOD) within the Drug Enforcement Agency that receives and distributes tips gleaned by the NSA to arrange arrests, and then hides where that information came from."That's outrageous," Tampa attorney James Felman, a vice chairman of the criminal justice section of the American Bar Association, told Reuters. "It strikes me as indefensible." According to documents seen by Reuters, SOD was set up in 1994 to deal with drug cartels and organized trafficking of narcotics, and uses information provided...
  • Matt Bevin Squeezes Mitch McConnell On Obamacare

    08/06/2013 5:58:23 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 14 replies
    TPM ^ | August 6th 2013 | Sahil Kapur
    Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin launched a Facebook petition Tuesday to demand that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sign a letter by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) vowing to block legislation to keep the federal government open unless it defunds the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. “Over the past couple of days, Sen. McConnell has been asked repeatedly whether he will support Sen. Mike Lee’s effort to defund Obamacare before its implementation on October 1st, and each time, Sen. McConnell has refused to answer," Bevin said. "It is truly sad to see the minority leader of the U.S. Senate so...
  • SOURCES: NRSC and DSCC Declare Truce on Obamacare Exemption for Staffers (of course)

    08/06/2013 5:56:16 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 13 replies
    Redstate ^ | August 6th, 2013 | ERic ERicson
    Sources in the Senate tell me that, on orders from senior Senate leaders, the NRSC and DSCC, the two groups responsible for electing Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, have declared a truce over the Office of Personal Management (“OPM”) exemption of Capitol Hill staff from one of the provisions of Obamacare. Under rules promulgated by OPM, Capitol Hill staff and congressmen will be allowed to continue receiving an employer subsidies from the government. The problem was rooted in the original text of the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) inserted a provision which said members of Congress and...
  • Senator Rand Paul Town Hall Meeting (vanity)

    08/06/2013 5:43:44 PM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 17 replies
    None ^ | August 6, 2013 | Myself
    I just got back from a Central Kentucky Tea Party town hall meeting with Senator Rand Paul. The meeting lasted about an hour and hit topics ranging from the IRS scandal to drones over the US, and from Benghazi to the Fort Hood Massacre.
  • Senate Commits High Treason: “Classifies” votes to hide funding for Syrian Rebels

    08/06/2013 12:48:31 PM PDT · by Renfield · 15 replies
    Extreme Prejudice ^ | 7-31-2013 | John Glaser
    Here’s a riddle: How do you make it easier to push through legislation in Congress that is overwhelmingly opposed in the public without any political consequences? SecrecyAnswer: Keep the votes secret. That’s exactly what’s happened to an Obama administration plan to provide weapons directly to the Syrian rebels. The Senate committee that approved the plan was, unusually, allowed to classify their votes, presumably in order to insulate themselves from any repercussions from their constituents. Because really…why should elected representatives have to tell the people they supposedly represent how they are doing the job they were elected to do!?...
  • Fox Contributor: John Boehner ‘Purposely Suppressing Anything About Benghazi’

    08/05/2013 9:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/5/13 | Noah Rothman
    Former Democratic pollster and Fox News contributor, Pat Caddell, appeared on Fox News Channel over the weekend where he alleged that there is a White House-led cover-up of the details surrounding the Benghazi attacks. Furthermore, he added, that cover-up of information regarding the White House’s response to that attack is being aided by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). “We have John Boehner, who has been purposely suppressing anything about Benghazi because he knew what we found out this week,” Caddell alleged. “And he approved it.”
  • McCain, Graham urge Egyptian government to release Islamist prisoners during Cairo visit

    08/06/2013 11:01:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    fox ^ | 8/6/13 | staff
    Two Republican senators said Tuesday that they´ve personally urged the Egyptian government to release Muslim Brotherhood prisoners, after hosting meetings with top officials in Cairo as part of an Obama administration-sanctioned visit. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is in Cairo along with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-.S.C., made clear that the two U.S. lawmakers are representing the views of Congress and "do not speak for the White House." Still, they are among the most prominent U.S. representatives in the country this week, as a wave of international mediators tries to nudge the country´s military-backed government to resolve the standoff
  • Syrian Christian towns emptied by sectarian violence

    08/03/2013 6:39:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10218869/Syrian-Christian-towns-emptied-b | August 2, 2013 | By Ruth Sherlock, Istanbul
    Tens of thousands Syriac Christians – members of the oldest Christian community in the world – have fled their ancestral provinces of Deir al-Zour and Hasakah in northeastern Syria, residents have said. "It breaks my heart to think how our long history is being uprooted," said Ishow Goriye, the head of a Syriac Christian political Hasakah. Mr Goriye, told The Daily Telegraph how, over the past two years he has watched as Christian families from Hasakah pack their possessions on the rooftops of their vehicles and flee their homes "with little plan to come back". Conflict in the area, desperate...
  • Breaking: Issa Subpoenas Treasury Secretary Lew For IMPEDING IRS Targeting Investigation (Video)

    08/03/2013 6:41:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 101 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-3-2013 | Jim Hoft
    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform subpoenaed Obama Treasury Secretary Jack Lew for withholding documentation from Congress in the ongoing IRS Tea Party Scandal investigation. The Oversight Committee accuses the Obama Administration of impeding and obstructing the investigation. “During the past two weeks, President Obama and you have repeatedly labeled the IRS’s strategy of targeting Americans for their political beliefs as a ‘phony’ scandal. While the Obama Administration has so publicly deflected responsibility for the targeting, it simultaneously has attempted to thwart congressional oversight into the matter… the IRS has engaged in a systematic effort to delay, frustrate,...
  • New Jersey Governor Christie nudged by gun rights group in key primary state

    08/03/2013 7:57:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | August 2, 2013 | David Jones
    A gun-rights group in the bellwether presidential primary state of New Hampshire has warned New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that signing gun control bills passed by his state's Legislature could have consequences if he runs for president in 2016. The Pro-Gun New Hampshire coalition urged its members this week to call and email Christie to ask him to veto the proposed laws, posing a political dilemma for Christie as he seeks re-election in November in the Democratic-leaning state while also eyeing the national stage. Christie has a September deadline to sign a number of firearm-related bills seen by their supporters...
  • New Chris Christie ad embraces ‘ChristieCrats’

    08/03/2013 8:24:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | AUGUST 2, 2013 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A new Chris Christie re-election ad highlights a phenomenon in New Jersey known as “ChristieCrats” – Democrats who support Gov. Christie for re-election. The ad features a report from radio station WNYC on New Jersey Democrats who support the governor after he welcomed President Obama to the state to tour storm damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Update: A Christie spokesman emailed to clarify that the campaign has not paid money to broadcast the campaign's YouTube video promoting Chris Christie's relationship with Democrats on television or radio.
  • Republicans go on attack—against others in GOP

    08/03/2013 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 3, 2013 11:01 PM EDT | David Espo
    The barbs are personal, the differences are multiplying among Republicans, a party divided over spending, foreign policy, a willingness to risk a government shutdown in order to defund the health care law and more. “I didn't start this one and I don’t plan on starting things by criticizing other Republicans,” Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said recently as he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie likened one another to various cuts of a butchered pig. “But if they want to make me the target, they will get it back in spades.” …
  • Feds plan to give Egypt armed-to-the-teeth ships

    08/03/2013 8:11:55 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 23 replies
    WND ^ | Aug. 3, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Harpoon missile among weapons aboard patrol vesselsThe U.S. Senate has rejected an effort to crack down on U.S. taxpayer monies being forwarded to the violence-ridden nation of Egypt, and now the Obama administration is preparing to send more heavily armed, missile-equipped naval patrol ships to the interim government there. For that purpose, Washington is hiring private contractors to make the transoceanic delivery on its behalf. This shipment of Fast Missile Craft, or FMC, comes at a time when congressional interest in suspending U.S. military aid to Egypt had heated up – to the point there was a Senate proposal to...
  • Tom Cotton at Harvard: Hated Libertarians, Praised Bill Clinton

    08/03/2013 9:35:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/01/2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton, who announced this week that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, attacked alcohol vendors, called for mandatory financial disclosures of campaign donations, favored banning cigarettes, and attacked libertarianism while he was a Harvard student. In a twice-weekly column for the Harvard Crimson, Cotton — who has been called a “Republican’s dream” by National Review and an “extraordinary figure” by the Weekly Standard — criticized politicians for not doing enough to oppose tobacco and wrote a laudatory 1996 piece praising Bill and Hillary Clinton. In 1997, Cotton wrote a scolding op-ed on alcohol and underage drinking...
  • Bill Maher: Get rid of the Department of Homeland Security

    08/03/2013 10:17:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 3, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    HBO’s Bill Maher thinks the Department of Homeland Security has outlived its usefulness. On Friday’s episode of “Real Time,” Maher and his guests debated the DHS’s usefulness during a discussion of the debate between Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie. “There was a huge verbal slap by the Republican Party this week between Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, and Rand Paul,” Maher said. “And it was sort of I think a fight for the soul of the Republican Party — where they’re going to go because, OK, next month is the 12th...
  • The Senate Race Speeches: Grimes, Bevin and Marksberry go 3-on-1 against McConnell

    08/03/2013 9:05:42 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/3/2013 | Ryan Alessi
    FANCY FARM — For the first time, Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell shared the stage with challengers who want his job and stuck around long enough at Saturday’s Fancy Farm picnic to hear one of them speak. Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes — and later Democrat Ed Marksberry and McConnell’s Republican primary challenger Matt Bevin — slammed McConnell for being in Washington too long and not doing enough to help Kentuckians, fix what ails Washington or both. McConnell, for his part, ignored Bevin completely, both in the senator’s speech and by leaving before Bevin addressed the crowd, which organizers estimated...
  • The MSM plan for the GOP & Tea Party: Divide and Conquer

    08/03/2013 11:32:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Da Tech Guy ^ | August 2, 2013 | Da Tech Guy
    Mickey: Stay down, Stay down Rocky 1974 John Rambo: Live for nothing or Die for Something Rambo 2008 I was watching Morning Joe today and as usual the entire table was united in asserting that Ted Cruz and the Tea Party caucus was wrong to consider fighting to de-fund Obamacare highlighting a piece by Krauthammer This is about tactics. If I thought this would work, I would support it. But I don’t fancy suicide. It has a tendency to be fatal. They stressed the wisdom of Krauthammer’s assertion that the GOP should not fight. It seemed an odd assertion since...
  • Senator Lindsey Graham Is About To Get Maced – Nancy Mace Set To Challenge For Senate Seat

    08/02/2013 4:54:46 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 46 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Joshua Cook
    Nancy Mace, first female graduate of the citadel, small business woman, will speak at Berkeley County GOP breakfast this Saturday to address her decision on SC’s 2014 U.S. race against two-term incumbent Lindsey Graham. In June, Mace told the Post, “…I think that if anyone is going to primary an incumbent Senator they need to have a statewide grassroots network. They need to have a message that resonates with not only the one corner of the Republican Party, but all corners of the Republican Party whether you are a veteran, whether you covet the right to life, whether you are...
  • Nancy Mace Will Seek Nomination for US Senate (Lindsey Graham opponent)

    08/03/2013 7:33:43 AM PDT · by neal1960 · 48 replies
    Nancy Mace U.S. Senate ^ | 08/03/2013 | Nancy Mace
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 3, 2013 NANCY MACE, FIRST FEMALE GRADUATE OF THE CITADEL, SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, WILL SEEK GOP NOMINATION FOR U.S. SENATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA Mace says, “We cannot change Washington unless we change who we send to Washington.” August 3, 2013 – Goose Creek, S.C. – Nancy Mace announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate today in Goose Creek, South Carolina. Mace is a resident of Charleston and attended The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, where she was the school’s first female graduate from its Corps of Cadets in 1999. Mace earned a masters...
  • CONSERVATIVES CHALLENGE MCCONNELL TO DEFUND OBAMACARE: 'IF YOU FUND IT, YOU OWN IT'

    08/03/2013 10:08:09 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | By Tony Lee
    A conservative group released an ad on Wednesday comparing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to a chicken and challenging him to support the effort to defund Obamacare. The ad proclaims that McConnell will own Obamacare if he votes to fund it. ForAmerica, a non-profit conservative group led by Brent Bozell, released an ad titled, "Who Are the Biggest Chickens in Washington?" The ad implies that McConnell is one, as it says, “In American slang, the chicken represents a coward." “The chicken is also representative of a new breed of Republicans in Washington,” the ad then says. “They tend to...
  • Hagel Declined to Sign Schumer Letter in 2007 Asking Arab Allies to Recognize Israel

    02/21/2013 4:36:19 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Sen. Chuck Hagel declined to sign a letter circulated by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in 2007 calling upon then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to press Arab allies of the U.S. to recognize Israel’s right to exist “and not use such recognition as a bargaining chip for future Israeli concessions.” Seventy-nine Senators eventually signed the letter, which was sponsored by Schumer and by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
  • Goodbye, Graham? Blogger Bruce Carroll (The Gay Patriot) to announce final decision on Senate run

    03/27/2013 1:24:12 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    LIVE TONIGHT AT 9PM EASTERN -- a special "announcement" edition of The @gaypatriot Report on @the405radio #tcot #SCsen #GP14— Bruce Carroll (@BruceCarrollSC) March 27, 2013 To campaign or not to campaign? Earlier this month, Carroll, the Twitterer formerly known as @GayPatriot, resigned his position at GOProud to focus on a potential run against Sen. Lindsey Graham. It looks like he’s finally made a decision, once and for all.
  • Did senator drop Benghazi bombshell?

    03/18/2013 9:12:26 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    WND ^ | March 18, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    Could explain why murdered ambassador was in attacked facility TEL AVIV – Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., may have dropped a bombshell in an interview with Fox News in which he stated that murdered U.S Ambassador Christopher Stevens was in Benghazi to keep weapons caches from falling into the hands of terrorists. Until now, no official explanation for Stevens deployment to Libya has acknowledged any such activity. Stevens reportedly died from smoke inhalation as a result of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. special mission and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. The official State Department probe into the Benghazi...
  • Graham calls for boots on the ground in Syria

    03/19/2013 2:17:43 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 110 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 19, 2013 | Lucy Madison
    Amid unconfirmed allegations of a chemical weapons attack in Syria, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is demanding a plan to secure chemical weapon sites in the country - even if it means sending in U.S. troops, according to Foreign Policy Graham expressed grave concerns about the prospect of "chemical weapons in Syria falling in the hands of extremists," and said in an interview with Foreign Policy today "Americans need to lead on this issue." "We need to come up with a plan to secure these weapons sites, either in conjunction with our partners [or] if nothing else by ourselves," Graham said....
  • Lindsey Graham will not support gun filibuster

    04/09/2013 10:04:23 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 40 replies
    twitter ^ | Dave Weigel
    Lindsey Graham also down on the gun filibuster. "I want this debate."
  • Lindsey Graham: ‘Enemy combatant’ (In Spades!!!)

    04/20/2013 12:55:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 361 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2013 | KATIE GLUECK
    Several Republican lawmakers are calling for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings to be tried as an enemy combatant, rather than as an ordinary criminal. “It is clear the events we have seen over the past few days in Boston were an attempt to kill American citizens and terrorize a major American city,” read a Saturday statement from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). “The accused perpetrators of these acts were not common criminals attempting to profit from a criminal enterprise, but terrorists trying to injure, maim, and kill...
  • Lindsey Graham Vouches for Mark Sanford

    05/01/2013 2:30:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    South Carolina ^ | May 1, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    SNIP Graham dispatched four tweets from his campaign Twitter account Wednesday ahead of next week’s 1st district special election, including one encouraging voters not to sit on the sidelines.
  • Lindsey Graham: Sure, I’d support censoring your mail if it was necessary to counterterrorism

    06/11/2013 2:36:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 11, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Let me repeat what I said last week after he clapped the NSA on the back for collecting Americans’ phone records: It’s not just the fact that he endorses ideas like this, it’s the ease with which he does it. There appears to be none of the usual angst you see from other pols about security/liberty trade-offs when he talks counterterrorism. He’s almost entirely on one side of that topic in much the same way Ron Paul is, but even if you think Paul’s naive about security risks, at least he’s on the side of personal freedom. You get the...
  • Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): 'The Dam's About to Break on Benghazi'

    05/07/2013 4:53:01 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 63 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 7, 2013 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "The dam's about to break on Benghazi," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Fox News's Greta Van Susteren on Monday night. He said this week's testimony from State Department whistleblowers is "going to make you mad." He's also urging other witnesses to come forward. Graham was among the first Republicans to speak to Greg Hicks, the number two diplomat in Libya when Benghazi was attacked. Hicks will tell the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday that everyone in Libya knew it was a terror attack from the very beginning, even though the Obama White House -- two...
  • Graham: ‘I Think the Dam Is About to Break on Benghazi’

    05/07/2013 9:54:36 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 155 replies
    FreeBeacon.Com via Drudge ^ | May 7, 2013 12:16 pm | BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) wrote Tuesday he believes major revelations about the lead up to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, are eminent, in a Facebook message: “I think the dam is about to break on Benghazi. We’re going to find a system failure before, during, and after the attacks. “We’re going to find political manipulation seven weeks before an election. We’re going to find people asleep at the switch when it comes to the State Department, including Hillary Clinton. “The bond that has been broken between those who serve us in harms...
  • Lindsey Graham Isn't Sure If Bloggers Deserve 'First Amendment Protection'

    06/05/2013 9:18:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 67 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 5, 2013 | Brian Fung
    Whether bloggers count as journalists has mostly been a matter of esoterics for reporter types. But as Congress weighs a media shield law in response to the Associated Press/Justice Department subpoena scandal, the question is gaining an urgency that lawmakers are finding hard to ignore as they turn to writing the bill. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., took on the issue—and stumbled. "Who is a journalist is a question we need to ask ourselves," he said. "Is any blogger out there saying anything—do they deserve First Amendment protection? These are the issues of our times." The verbal...
  • Lindsey Graham Isn’t Sure If Bloggers Are Protected by First Amendment

    06/05/2013 3:36:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.5.13 | KAYLIN BUGOS
    At a press conference today, he wasn’t sure if bloggers deserved First Amendment protections: “Who is a journalist is a question we need to ask ourselves,” he said. “Is any blogger out there saying anything—do they deserve First Amendment protection? These are the issues of our times.” SNIP A few candidates’ names have been brought up repeatedly, the most notable of which is Rep. Trey Gowdy, from South Carolina’s 4th district. Gowdy is well-known for being a conservative bulldog in the House and has highlighted his political skills recently during his grilling of Lois Lerner. In a fight between Gowdy...