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  • Rick Sanchez: #CruzSexScandal takes off as senator fails to forcefully deny allegations (FoxLatino)

    03/28/2016 9:27:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 173 replies
    foxnews.com/latino ^ | Rick Sanchez
    Let me begin with this. If the National Enquirer wrote a story about me cheating on my wife with five women, I had better be extremely definitive in my response; because if I’m not, my wife –smelling the guilt – would kick my ass. OK, let me also tell you that I wouldn’t be angry; in fact, I’d be ecstatic. It’s fun to count money from guaranteed punitive and compensatory damages in a multimillion dollar lawsuit. But that’s me. I can’t speak for Senator Ted Cruz except to say that so far his reaction seems —well, not exactly definitive. He...
  • The Cuban Mistress Crisis: what are its short and long term effects?

    03/28/2016 8:59:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 58 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/28/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Like everyone who cares about the survival of America instead of the survival of the Republican Party and the jobs of a few hundred leeches in and around Washington, I carefully weigh each new bit of news regarding the candidates. I am a Donald Trump supporter so I am concerned with what happens on the Republican side of the arena. The Democrat side has its own problems as they are running headlong toward nominating either a Communist or a Felon with an indictment hanging over her head. The most important news this past week was the revelation that Ted Cruz...
  • Alleged Ted Cruz Mistress Promptly Deletes Her Cruz Twitter History...

    03/28/2016 5:53:16 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 187 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 3/27/2016 | DC Whispers
    While it is not undeniable evidence that something more than a professional relationship took place between Amanda Carpenter and her former boss, Senator Ted Cruz, the prompt cleaning up of her social media account did not go unnoticed by some and is now leading to yet further speculation as to the potential validity regarding allegations of somewhat recent sexual relations between Mr. Cruz and women outside of his marriage. This now-deleted tweet is perhaps the most interesting of the bunch:
  • Anti-Trump Operative Was AGGRESSIVELY Shopping Cruz Sex Scandal (VIDEO)

    03/28/2016 12:39:51 AM PDT · by vikingrinn · 182 replies
    theGatewayPundit ^ | 03/27/2016 | Jim Hoft
    "The Cruz campaign reportedly knew for weeks, at least since January, about the allegations."
  • How I Know The National Enquirer Cruz Affair Story Is Bull [crap]

    03/26/2016 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 266 replies
    The Lid ^ | March 25, 2016 | Jeff Dunetz
    PDFs of the National Enquirer article about Ted Cruz having five affairs were sent to me by a friend on Wednesday evening. When he sent it, my buddy reminded me that the National Enquirer has been right about this kind of stuff before, like in the case of former Senator Edwards. I read the article about the Cruz affairs, but for many reasons including the fact that Roger Stone, Trump friend and "hit man" was quoted in the story paid it no heed (although it did make me wonder if Stone is the one who planted the story). My...
  • Lacking Substance, Trump Resorts to Sleaze

    03/26/2016 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Critical 1 · 92 replies
    The National Patriot ^ | March 26, 2016 | Craig Andresen
    ...with the presumptive front runner being heralded as Jeb Bush...the National Enquirer ran a hit piece aimed directly at Bush... ... ...last Fall, ...the National Enquirer ran a salacious story alleging that Carson, ... ... Then there was Carly Fiorina... whom the National Enquirer trashed at the expense of her deceased daughter... ... ...in Trump's world, he has replaced respect with fear. People don't respect Donald Trump, they fear his deep pockets and obtuse connections. ... Trump has run up against someone who doesn't respect or fear him...and the last of the outsiders...Ted Cruz. ... Enter David Pecker, the owner...
  • Trump campaign blocks Politico reporter from victory rally

    03/16/2016 1:34:54 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 41 replies
    CNN Money ^ | March 16, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    Donald Trump's campaign blocked a Politico reporter from attending the candidate's victory rally on Tuesday night, continuing a troubling trend of denying access to reporters who write critically about Trump and his campaign. Ben Schreckinger, who has been covering Trump for more than six months, was denied access to Tuesday night's "press conference" -- Trump did not actually take any questions -- despite the fact that the campaign had already given press credentials. In blocking Schreckinger, the Trump campaign appears to have been following through on a threat it made last week to exclude Politico reporters from campaign events because...
  • VIDEO UNEARTHED=> Pastor Calls for Execution of Gays – Then Introduces Ted Cruz at Conference

    03/14/2016 6:06:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 107 replies
    GP ^ | 03/14/16 | Jim Hoft
    In November Senator Ted Cruz appeared at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, where he courted the support of the conference’s organizer, Colorado-based pastor and radio host Kevin Swanson.Cruz was introduced on the stage by Pastor Kevin Swanson – after he called for the execution of gays at the conference. Kevin Swanson: Yes, Romans Chapter 1 verse 32 the Apostle Paul does says that homosexuals are worthy of death. His words not mine! And I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! And I am not ashamed of the truth of the word of God. And I...
  • TRUMP: "LYIN' TED" [AD]

    03/13/2016 7:02:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 170 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/13/2016 | Donald Trump
    "LYIN' TED" AD.
  • Maher to Steinem: Why Don’t Feminists Make More of a Cause Out of How Women Are Treated..

    02/07/2016 10:49:02 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5//16 | Ian Hanchett
    .. In the Muslim World? HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher wondered why the way women are treated in the Muslim world isn't more of a cause for feminists during an interview with author and activist Gloria Steinem on Friday. Maher asked, "Why aren't the way women are treated in the Muslim world considered more of a feminist cause?" Steinem responded that it is a feminist cause, and that women in the Muslim world consider their treatment a feminist cause. After she added, "All monotheism is a problem." Maher responded, "Yes, but not quite as much." Steinem then said that...
  • Clinton defends Albright and Steinem apologises as sexism claims dominate Democratic race

    02/08/2016 8:19:31 AM PST · by McGruff · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 7, 2016 | Alan Yuhas
    The feminist writer Gloria Steinem apologized on Sunday for remarks about young women who support Bernie Sanders, not long after Hillary Clinton defended Madeleine Albright over her comment that there is "a special place in hell" for women who do not support Clinton. Steinem posted her apology to Facebook, writing that she "misspoke" on Friday when on a talk show she spoke about women who support Clinton's rival in the Democratic presidential race, Senator Bernie Sanders. Appearing on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Steinem said women "get more activist as they grow older. And when you're younger, you think:...
  • Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Scold Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders

    02/07/2016 4:32:23 PM PST · by NRx · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02-07-2016 | ALAN RAPPEPORT
    Hillary Clinton’s older feminist supporters have a message for young women who are not backing her candidacy: Shame on you. Women were expected to help power Mrs. Clinton to the Democratic nomination, but as she struggles to overcome a tough challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders, her support among them has been surprisingly shaky. Young women, in particular, have been drawn to the septuagenarian socialist from Vermont, and the dynamic has disappointed feminists who dreamed of Mrs. Clinton’s election as a capstone to the movement. Two feminist icons of Mrs. Clinton’s generation made their frustration known over the weekend, calling on...
  • Gloria Steinem says young women support Bernie Sanders because 'that's where the boys are'

    02/07/2016 5:22:35 AM PST · by Marcus · 31 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 7, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    The first mistake that Gloria Steinem, the aging feminist icon, made was appearing on Bill Maher’s HBO show “Real Time.” The second mistake she made was offering an opinion as to why young women are flocking to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, the venerable avowed socialist. “When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,' she said."
  • Madeline Albright: 'Special Place in Hell' For Women Who Don't Vote For Hillary

    02/06/2016 5:40:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 139 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 6, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin referred to Madeline Albright's somewhat well-known saying, found on a Starbucks coffee cup, that "There's a special place in Hell for women who don't help other women." At the time, Albright, who served as Secretary of State under Bill Clinton, huffed: "Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics." She naturally followed that statement with an intense political attack on Palin and GOP presidential nominee John McCain. Now that Democrat Hillary...
  • (Madeleine) Albright: ‘Special place in hell for women who don’t help each... (Video)

    02/06/2016 12:28:39 PM PST · by maggief · 56 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 6, 2016
    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joins Hillary Clinton on stage and campaigns for her in New Hampshire.
  • Women Only Like Trump For His Money: Gloria Steinem

    02/03/2016 8:04:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 31, | Mara Siegler
    Famed feminist Gloria Steinem thinks Donald Trump is a “fraud.” “I’m sure if [Donald Trump] lost his wallet, there would be no women in sight,” she tells Women’s Health magazine’s podcast “Uninterrupted” of The Donald.
  • Gloria Steinem Says US is Ready for Female Commander in Chief

    12/13/2015 10:52:49 AM PST · by PROCON · 73 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Dec. 13, 2015 | Robin Gradison
    Gloria Steinem thinks the United States is ready for a female commander in chief, but said during an interview on ABC News' "This Week" that "it is going to be hell." The activist and writer sat down with ABC News' Cokie Roberts to discuss her recently published book, "My Life on the Road," which chronicles her journeys around the world educating herself and others about the women's movement over a period of five decades. Steinem was an early Hillary Clinton supporter, but even as recently as 2008, she did not believe the country was ready for a woman to...
  • Gloria Steinem eviscerates Carly Fiorina with scathing post on Facebook

    The surging candidate’s remarks on Planned Parenthood drew Steinem’s ire. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem blasted Carly Fiorina in a post on her Facebook page, saying the presidential hopeful’s commentary on Planned Parenthood at the Republican debate last week “was a 100 percent lie.” “I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes,” Fiorina railed during the debate. “Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” Fiorina was referring to a series of “sting” videos produced by the Center for Medical...
  • Gloria Steinem: If Biden Was a Woman, His Son’s Death Would Be a Political Setback

    10/21/2015 11:34:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/21/2015 | Mara Siegler
    Gloria Steinem has put a feminist spin on Joe Biden’s would-be run for president. SNIP “I thought, ‘If he was a woman, they would never forgive him for that discussion.’ They would say, ‘He’s not fit to be president.’ SNIP
  • Steinem: Men Revert to ‘Childhood’ When They See a Powerful Woman Like Hillary

    12/14/2015 6:47:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Coutney O'Brien
    Feminist Gloria Steinem, who never seems to have anything nice to say about men, offered her analysis as to why men criticize Hillary Clinton in an interview with ABC News' Cokie Roberts: "I think actually that looking at a powerful woman made them feel -- they had been regressed to childhood, because the last time they saw a really powerful woman, they were 8. So they behaved like 8," she said. ABC tried to offer some context as a means of explaining her strange comments, such as the fact that she grew up in an era where women often...
  • Anti-Trump super-PAC’s secret weapon: John McCain

    02/04/2016 5:29:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jonathon Swan
    The anti-Trump super-PAC that spent more than $2 million slamming the billionaire in Iowa is preparing to launch a new secret weapon in New Hampshire -- John McCain. "Probably the only significant strategy shift is we are going to remind voters in New Hampshire about the disgraceful things that he said about John McCain," said the leader of Our Principles PAC, Katie Packer, who was Mitt Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012. Trump offended many Republicans when he mocked McCain's Vietnam War service last July, saying "he was a war hero because he was captured. ... I like people who...
  • GOPe Anti-Trump Super Pac Sends Out Smear Flyers Before New Hampshire Primary

    02/06/2016 10:46:09 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    GOP establishment hacks from TrumpQuestions.com sent out thousands of Anti-Trump flyers this week attacking the Republican frontrunner in New Hampshire. TrumpQuestions.com is an offshoot of Our Principles PAC.Our Principles PAC is an anti-Donald Trump super PAC founded by Katie Packer, a former aide to Mitt Romney‘s 2012 presidential campaign. The super PAC has sent mailers and aired television ads in Iowa criticizing Trump’s policies. The super PAC operates OurPinciples.com and TrumpQuestions.com.The GOP hacks are trying to smear Trump as anti-gun in their most recent flyers.** Donald Trump is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. The anti-Trump PAC is hoping...
  • Why the Fourth Most Popular Candidate in Iowa Is in First Place

    01/31/2016 6:24:22 PM PST · by Isara · 149 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | John McCormack | Jan 31, 2016
    Des Moines - In the final Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll, Donald Trump leads the field at 28 percent with Ted Cruz in second place at 23 percent and Marco Rubio in third at 15 percent.What's remarkable is that Trump is leading despite fact that's he's a deeply polarizing figure among Republicans: Nearly half of likely caucusgoers (47 percent) view him unfavorably, while 50 percent view him favorably. Trump's +3 favorability rating is well behind the favorability ratings of Ben Carson (+50), Marco Rubio (+49), and Ted Cruz (+37). Polling analysts note this is highly unusual:..."It makes you scratch your head,"...
  • [false] Reports question Trump's giving to veterans groups

    01/31/2016 5:24:05 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 123 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2016 January 29 | Adam Shaw
    Donald Trump announced Friday he raised $6 million for veterans at his fundraiser in Iowa the night before. Iowa was amazing last night. The event could not have worked out better. We raised $6,000,000 for our great vets. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) > But this would appear a significant increase from what he's given to the cause before, according to some reports which questioned whether the billionaire businessman has been a consistent donor to vet groups. Showbiz 411 reports that the Donald J. Trump Foundation gave a total of $2.6 million in charitable donations in the last three years,...
  • Establishment Accuses Ted Cruz of Releasing ‘Classified Information’ During GOP Debate, But...

    12/17/2015 6:34:24 AM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Politistick ^ | December 16, 2015 | Matthew K. Burke
    Establishment Accuses Ted Cruz of Releasing 'Classified Information' During GOP Debate, But There are Two Major Problems The fix is in. The RINOs are desperately trying to smear Ted Cruz.During the fifth GOP Debate on Tuesday night, during a heated exchange between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Rubio accused Cruz of inappropriately leaking classified information.Here’s how the exchange went, with the backdrop being Rubio trying to paint Cruz as being weak on national security because Cruz opposed Obama’s massive spying on all Americans without a search warrant: TED CRUZ: Well, you know, I would note that Marco knows what he’s...
  • Ben Carson's Pyramid Scheme Is an Insult to the Christian God

    11/18/2015 8:28:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/18/2015 | BY TYLER O'NEIL
    Retired neurosurgeon turned presidential candidate Ben Carson has doubled down on his crazy theory about the pyramids. Not only is it false, his idea also minimizes the wonder of God's creation by implying that human beings are not creative enough to build the majestic Egyptian landmarks on their own. At a commencement address at Andrews University in 1998, Carson argued that the biblical prophet Joseph built the pyramids as grain silos for the seven fat years recorded in Genesis. Scholars of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, feel free to laugh now. Everyone else, go ahead, join in. The archaeological evidence...
  • Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship

    11/06/2015 8:33:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 559 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/06/2015 | Kyle Cheney
    Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s tale for years. According to a story told in Carson’s book, “Gifted Hands,” the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a “full scholarship” to...
  • Ben Carson’s past called into question again as claims he hid white classmates during race riots

    On Friday, a new media report scrutinized two more stories from the neurosurgeon-turned-politician. Last month, Carson detailed how he protected his white high school classmates the day after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 assassination. Violent race riots ravaged Detroit’s Southwestern High, which enrolled more black students than white students. Carson, a junior lab assistant with a key to the school’s biology workroom, shepherded his frightened friends to the lab to shield them from the violence, he told the Wall Street Journal. he newspaper spoke with a half dozen of Carson’s classmates and his high school physics teacher: Not one...
  • Chris Christie on false Obama claims at Trump rally: 'I wouldn't have permitted that'

    09/18/2015 9:48:19 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 72 replies
    Today Show ^ | 09/18/2015 | Eun Kyung Kim
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says GOP front-runner Donald Trump must decide "how serious a candidate he wants to be," after failing to correct a questioner who said President Obama was a Muslim and not a U.S. citizen. "I wouldn't have permitted that," Christie responded when asked how he would have handled the same situation. "I would correct him. I'd say that the president's a Christian and he was born in this country. Those two things are self-evident." Thursday night in New Hampshire, in front of about 3,000 fans, the first questioner told Trump, "We have a problem in this...
  • Drive-Bys Attempt to Smear Trump with More of the Usual Crap, Fail Miserably

    07/28/2015 4:09:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: They tried to get Trump, the Daily Beast, claiming that he raped Ivana, and they were foiled when Ivana came out and endorsed Trump. She talked about how much she loved Trump and they worked together raising their kids and so forth and it didn't happen. Now, Trump's lawyer went out there -- and Cohen, Michael Cohen -- and said that (summarized), "Well, there's no rape in marriage anyway. A spouse can't rape another spouse." So, that guy's been flogged, and Trump has straightened that out. But The Daily Beast, you will hear... The Daily Beast's source...
  • Bristol Palin is pregnant again and doesn’t want a lecture about it

    06/26/2015 1:31:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | Helena Andrews
    Bristol Palin is pregnant and this is news. The 24-year-old daughter of former vice presidential candidate and “SNL” punching bag Sarah Palin has spent the last seven years since her mom’s failed bid for the White House making abstinence (and holiness in general) her personal and very profitable cause celeb. In 2008, 17-year-old Palin’s unplanned teen pregnancy threatened to derail her mom’s White House hopes. But her potentially embarrassing narrative quickly turned to one of resilience and the reality shows followed. Palin appeared on season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars” and in her own Lifetime docu-series, “Bristol Palin: Life’s...
  • GOP Legislators Concerned About Loans Made By Walker's WEDC

    06/06/2015 9:20:00 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 66 replies
    5/22/2015 | Matthew Defour
    There has been a complete dismissal by some that the dubious management of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp, created by Gov. Scott Walker has led to a new investigation. Characterized a " partisan witch hunt" by his defenders, the reality is that GOP legislators have serious concerns about how unsecured loans were made and never repaid. In addition, GOP prosecutors, as well as the bypartisan audit team, soundly refute that dismissal. GOP legislators removed Walker as Chairman of the WEDC earlier this week. Here is a link to an article outlining GOP concerns on one of those loans, which is...
  • Senator Marries Aide a Year After Denying Affair (Thad Cochran)

    05/31/2015 11:24:44 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    Newser ^ | May 30, 2015 | Arden Dier
    Thad Cochran's camp batted down rumors last year of a romance between the senator and longtime aide Kay Webber, the New York Times reports, amid criticism that Webber had joined Cochran on 28 taxpayer-funded trips to 45 countries costing more than $150,000. Now, in a one-sentence statement, his office confirms that Cochran, 77, put a ring on it on Saturday during a private family ceremony in Gulfport, Miss., the Clarion-Ledger reports. Cochran's wife of 50 years—photographed by an anti-Cochran blogger in a nursing home last year—died in December at 73 after suffering from dementia, the Washington Post reports. A Cochran...
  • Left Wing #BoycottArkansas to smear another State has started on Facebook & Twitter

    03/31/2015 5:01:16 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 28 replies
    Twitter & Facebook | March 31, 2015 | Steelers6
    FYI, don't leave social media to the Smear Merchants and the Rats
  • How the Democrats Plan to Defeat Scott Walker

    02/02/2015 6:17:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 139 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 2, 2015 | Michael Auslin
    It’s hard to overestimate the importance of this Slate article, “Divide and Conquer,” by Jamelle Bouie. He has done the GOP a favor by revealing the Democratic party’s strategic plan for defeating Scott Walker in 2016: smearing him as a “divisive” candidate who will send dog whistles to his white supporters and seek to run the table with the still-majority white voters to win the White House. This article is the 2015 equivalent to the Zimmerman Telegram, and the GOP deserves to lose the White House if it ignores it. Governor Walker and the RNC will repeat Mitt Romney’s fatal...
  • Exclusive: Boehner, McCarthy, Scalise to All Republicans on All Bills: Pass to Find

    01/05/2015 8:03:10 PM PST · by leapfrog0202 · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/5/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Two top deputies to Speaker John Boehner defended on his behalf the tactic of forcing members to vote on legislation they haven’t yet read in Monday evening’s more than two-hour-long conference meeting of Republican members, one of the members challenging Boehner for Speaker told Breitbart News exclusively. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), a candidate joining Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to challenge Boehner for Speaker on Tuesday, told Breitbart News that he stood up and offered in conference that Republicans should not vote on legislation without having 72 hours to read it at a minimum. But Yoho was met with fierce opposition...
  • Get off Steve Scalise’s Case

    01/05/2015 6:04:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Star Parker
    If you want to identify a serious potential leader, someone committed to getting America back on track as a free and prosperous nation under God, just check the intensity of efforts of those on the left to try and destroy the reputation and career of that individual. The more time and energy liberals invest to destroy someone, you can bet that this is someone who loves America, what it stands for, and who can make a difference. Latest case is attacks on Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) because he spoke, in 2002, to the European American Unity and Rights Organization, a...
  • GOP lawmakers back Scalise in supremacist flap

    01/04/2015 10:51:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2015 12:42 PM EST | Erica Werner
    Republican lawmakers closed ranks Sunday behind the No. 3 House GOP leader, Steve Scalise, as the party aimed to move past the controversy over his speech 12 years ago to a white supremacist group. Scalise has said the speech was a mistake he now regrets, and party leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, have backed him. Several incoming rank-and-file lawmakers added their support Sunday, including Utah’s Mia Love, the first black female Republican elected to the House. …
  • The Scalise Mess and the GOP Insider Culture - The Republican establishment drops the bal

    01/06/2015 2:04:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    "....................All this tells a considerable amount about what passes for the unremarkable inside the Washington establishment. For Feehery spends his time continually attacking conservatives. There was this open letter attack on Rush Limbaugh in Politico in which he snarked:Congratulations! You have been selected by the Obama administration, the mainstream media and 20 million of your most passionate followers to be the new head of the Republican Party.As such, you are given all the rights and responsibilities that come with being a true political leader.Your mission is simple: Restore the Republican Party to its former greatness by single-handedly helping Republicans to...
  • The Real Danger to Israel's Security Is Netanyahu

    11/04/2014 2:47:19 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/04/2014 | Alon Ben-Meir
    As prime minister, Netanyahu has consistently invoked his solemn duty to protect Israel's national security. Ironically, he has become the single most reckless individual who is imperiling the very security of the state. One need not look far and wide to discern Netanyahu's disingenuousness and misguided policies that have only undermined Israel's future security. He uses his political skills to deceive and mislead in order to "protect himself from political defeat" while disregarding what is best for the future of the state. He surrounds himself with cronies blinded by their skewed ideological zeal with no morals or scruples to support...
  • An Open Letter To Dr. Eric Pianka

    04/05/2006 11:04:41 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 23 replies · 900+ views
    4-5-2006 | Randal Sprinkle
    Dear Dr. Eric R. Pianka I am writing to you in regards to the speech you made at the 109th meeting of the Texas Academy of Science at Lamar University in Beaumont on 3-5 March 2006 in which you advocated the reduction of the earths population by 90%. The idea of reducing the earths population by 90% has stimulated my mind and I wish to add the following thoughts on the issue: You said your favorite candidate for eliminating 90 percent of the world's population is airborne Ebola ( Ebola Reston ), because it is both highly lethal and it...
  • LBJ’s 1964 attack ad ‘Daisy’ leaves a legacy for modern campaigns

    09/07/2014 5:48:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 5 | Drew Babb
    Fifty years ago, on Sept. 7, 1964, a political ad called “Daisy” aired on behalf of President Lyndon Johnson. The commercial opened with a little girl in a meadow, then a horrific nuclear blast filled the screen. We’ve been feeling the fallout ever since. It was only a minute long. The paid ad ran on national television only once, and only on one network, NBC. But that’s all it took.
  • Miami Police Concludes 'Suspicious Incident' Investigation (Kaepernick Cleared)

    05/28/2014 4:49:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    The Miami Police Department has concluded its investigation into the “suspicious incident” in which 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, receiver Quinton Patton and Seattle receiver Ricardo Lockette were named in an incident report last month. “Our investigation has been presented to our (Miami-Dade) State Attorney’s Office and we await their decision whether to prosecute or not,” Miami Chief of Police Manuel Orosa told CSNBayArea.com on Wednesday via email. Orosa declined to comment on any of the evidence in the case or the results of the toxicology tests. When asked if Kaepernick, Patton or Lockette have been interviewed, Orosa responded, “Their attorney...
  • BREAKING: ABC Apologizes for Story That Connected Mozilla CEO to Hateful Westboro Baptist

    04/11/2014 11:43:56 AM PDT · by kingattax · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 11, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    ABC News Vice President Jeffrey Schneider has apologized for a story on his network that connected a CEO who supports traditional marriage to the Westboro Baptist Church and their offensive "God hates fags" signs. Mr. Schneider contacted the Media Research Center on Thursday after our social media department requested members call and complain about the comparison.
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • Charlie Rangel: The Tea Party “Cult” is Suffering from an “Illness”

    01/01/2014 8:43:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY) recently expressed his puzzlement over the conservative wing of the Republican Party. In between incoherent ramblings and fragmented sentences, the congressman explained that the tea party is a “cult” group that suffers from an apparent “illness”. “Politics is (sic) changing for me at this late age, to have to deal with a cult-type of group of people,” said the man who recently allocated millions of taxpayer dollars to a New York library named in his honor. (Maybe he’s speaking out of jealousy?) “When a handful of people [I assume he is referring to the tea party...
  • Hounded By Free-Speech Advocate Sarah Palin, MSNBC Host Is Sorry for Romney Jokes

    12/31/2013 1:53:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Wire ^ | December 31, 2013 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    After being chastised by Sarah Palin, defender of Phil Roberton's homophobic and racist remarks, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is now apologizing for joking that Mitt Romney's grandchild might marry Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's daughter. “As black child born into a large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise," Perry said over Twitter. "I apologize to all families built on loving transracial adoptions who feel I degraded their lives or choices," she added. Perry was the target of Palin's, RNC chair Reine Priebus's, and many others' ire after she and guests...
  • Despicable: WH smears cancer survivor who lost her insurance plan due to Obamacare

    11/04/2013 8:49:14 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Twitchy.com
    Beyond repugnant. As Twitchy reported, Edie Littlefield Sundby is a Stage IV cancer survivor. She is losing her current insurance plan due to Obamacare. She cannot keep her plan, nor the doctors, that have helped her beat all odds and live for almost seven years. Greta Van Susteren and Brit Hume brought her story to the attention of the boot-licking hacks at the New York Times who claimed that President Pants on Fire “clearly misspoke” when he said you could keep your plan. No biggie. Those with a soul (does not include the NYT editorial board) are repulsed by the...
  • US Army defines Christian ministry as 'domestic hate group'

    10/15/2013 1:01:17 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values. The briefing was held at Camp Shelby in Mississippi and listed the AFA alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam. A soldier who attended the briefing contacted me and sent me a photograph of a slide show presentation that listed AFA as a domestic hate group. Under the AFA headline is...
  • Smearing Evangelical Christians

    07/11/2013 4:33:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Spero News ^ | 7/11/2013 | WILLIAM DONOHUE
    Tony Perkins and a coalition of allies have urged support for Rep. John Fleming’s military religious freedom amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The Catholic League joins with them. But we are doing more than that: I am calling attention today to the way Mikey Weinstein, the president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has smeared Evangelicals. In a report released yesterday, FRC detailed some of the irresponsible comments made by Weinstein, the man who has been leading the fight to censor religious speech in the military. Last month, we prepared our own report: to read “Mikey Weinstein’s Inflammatory...