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  • Ted Cruz on Heidi Cruz and Council on Foreign Relations (CFR): A Conservative Serves?

    03/08/2016 9:34:11 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 35 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | November 17, 2015 | Maggie H. Villines
    Most of us are beginning to lean (not choose) toward a presidential candidate, one more than the other. None are without blemish, as they are all human. Ted Cruz has a solid record of conservatism, but his wife Heidi worked for the hated Goldman Sachs, resigning when her husband declared for the Oval Office. Mrs. Cruz was at one time, a member of the liberal, hated Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Freedom Outpost had an informative post and video in March 2015 on the Cruz’s and the CFR. The video and video transcription is the main interest here. The video...
  • 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 sent out thousands of Anti-Trump flyers this week attacking the Republican frontrunner in New Hampshire. 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 and 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...
  • Trump: If You Don't Support Universal Health Care, You "Have No Heart"

    01/31/2016 12:06:45 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 108 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 1/31/2016 | Aurelius
    Donald Trump went after Ted Cruz in an interview today, calling him "a total liar" for saying that Mr. Trump supports universal health care similar to ObamaCare. "Look, Ted Cruz is a total liar," Mr. Trump responded. "I am so against ObamaCare." Trump was then asked, "You say that Ted Cruz is a liar, but you have said that you want everyone to be covered on health care and the government's going to pay for it. How is that not ObamaCare?" "Well, that's true," Mr. Trump answered. "I want people taken care of. I have a heart. I want people...
  • Democratic Committee Digs Deeper Into Opposition Research

    12/21/2015 4:29:16 PM PST · by detective · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 21, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    The Democratic National Committee, which considers opposition research it obtains on Republicans as a core function for the Democratic campaigns, has been buying reams of material from an outside group started by a close ally of Hillary Clinton. The party committee's most recent filings with the Federal Election Commission show a $144,000 payment to American Bridge 21st Century, an opposition research-focused "super PAC" that was founded in the 2012 presidential cycle by David Brock, Mrs. Clinton's tormentor-turned-defender on the left.
  • Getting ugly: Why the Trump spousal ‘rape’ story was unfit to print

    07/29/2015 3:57:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 69 replies ^ | Howard Kurtz
    “On one occasion during 1989, Mr. Trump and I had marital relations in which he behaved very differently toward me than he had during our marriage. As a woman, I felt violated, as the love and tenderness, which he normally exhibited towards me, was absent. I referred to this as a ‘rape,’ but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.” What a scoop, huh? Now it would be one thing if Ivana was making this allegation today. Instead, the first Mrs. Trump issued this statement to CNN yesterday: “The story is totally...
  • Jewish Dad Questions Homework Assignment: Investigated for being Neo Nazi

    11/07/2013 8:23:37 AM PST · by samsmom · 23 replies
    Todd's American Dispatch ^ | November 6, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    You will not indoctrinate my child,” he wrote. “If you are going to present articles with a slant to one side you are morally and ethically required to present the opposing views, to give an opportunity for the student, your captive audience, to come to their own conclusions.” Barry also reached out to the principal, who defended the teacher’s assignment and allegedly told him The New York Times story was not slanted. On Friday the story took a bizarre turn. A friend of Barry’s received a telephone call that he says came from Cydnee Cohen, the president of the East...
  • Liberal Political Operatives, Worried About GOP Oversight, Seek to Discredit Rep. Darrell Issa

    02/22/2011 2:45:23 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 13 replies ^ | Fred Lucas | Fred Lucas
    One gained the reputation as “Dr. Death” for his political tactics. He is joined by political operatives who worked for Democratic candidates such as Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, and Jerry Brown, and lent their know-how to the unsuccessful campaign to legalize marijuana in California. These political operatives have launched a campaign to discredit House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) Members of the San Francisco-based political strategy firm SCN Strategies started an organization called Third Lantern, with a Web site,, which purports to show already public documents about Issa’s past.
  • Leak City (Oliver North)

    07/29/2010 9:10:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 30, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — In most administrations, "leaks" of classified information precipitate presidential ire. Nearly all such unauthorized disclosures are the consequence of disgruntled government employees deciding that a "leak" is the best way to stop some activity they have decided should not continue. To justify their unlawful actions, they call themselves "secret whistle-blowers." The so-called "mainstream media" love them. Most American presidents do not. That's what makes the current commander in chief's reactions to a whole series of "leaks" so unusual. President Barack Obama doesn't seem to be concerned at all. President Ronald Reagan was infuriated by the publication and broadcast...
  • McCain Adviser: BlackBerry A 'Miracle' He 'Helped Create' (Idiot Adviser Flaps Piehole)

    09/16/2008 9:49:14 AM PDT · by steve-b · 30 replies · 150+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/16/08
    McCain senior domestic policy adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin said Tuesday the BlackBerry mobile e-mail device was a "miracle that John McCain helped create."...
  • Obama camp slams Clintons over drugs talk

    01/14/2008 12:45:07 PM PST · by vietvet67 · 14 replies · 134+ views
    Politico ^ | Jan 14, 2008 | Mike Allen
    Barack Obama’s campaign has dismissed as not believable a prominent Hillary Rodham Clinton backer’s “tortured explanation” for seeming to inject Obama’s youthful drug use into the 2008 presidential campaign, and called it “troubling” that Clinton has not done more to distance herself from the remark. Former President Bill Clinton was drawn into the controversy on Monday in appearances on black radio talk shows. He told one host, Roland Martin, that impolitic remarks by supporters sometimes “just happen” in politics and said, “I think it's important not to overreact to them.” Obama has admitted in his memoir to using drugs as...
  • Giuliani Accused Of 'Notorious Adultery' (flashback: June 21, 2002)

    02/28/2007 12:38:31 PM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 201 replies · 2,883+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 6/21/02 | Unknown
    Giuliani Accused Of 'Notorious Adultery' NEW YORK, June 21, 2002 (AP) Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's estranged wife has filed for divorce, citing adultery. The filing by Donna Hanover, 52, came more than a year and a half after Giuliani filed to divorce her, citing cruel and inhuman treatment. Hanover's lawyer, Helene Brezinsky, said her client rejected the grounds on which Giuliani's divorce was based. "If there's going to be a divorce, let's have the truth about why — Rudy's open and notorious adultery," she said. Giuliani spokeswoman Sunny Mindel replied: "There is no purpose in responding to this mudslinging." Hanover's...
  • Editorial: Warning: GOP smear campaign just ahead (Red Star Barf Alert!)

    09/15/2006 11:53:41 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 44 replies · 1,394+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 9/15/06 | Editorial Opinion
    There they go again. No sooner had Keith Ellison been declared the winner in the DFL primary and Minneapolis' likely next member of Congress than Republicans launched a smear campaign intended not only to smudge Ellison but, by association, every Democrat on the DFL ticket. Here are some of the words, delivered with ample emotion, that came from the mouth of Ellison's Republican opponent, words unlikely to have originated in Alan Fine's heart but more likely crafted by some young Beltway piranha typing away on behalf of Karl Rove's dark national machine:
  • Va. Senate race heats up over flag burning (Future Loser WEBB calls Allen a coward)

    06/28/2006 4:18:22 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 52 replies · 885+ views
    The AP via Yahoo! News ^ | June 28, 2006 | Bob Lewis
    Republican Sen. George Allen (news, bio, voting record) attacked his Democratic challenger's opposition to a flag-burning amendment, and James Webb retaliated by calling Allen a coward who sat out the Vietnam War "playing cowboy at a dude ranch in Nevada." The statement by a senior adviser to Webb, a decorated veteran and former secretary of the Navy, went to extraordinary lengths to question Allen's fortitude, even repeatedly using the middle name the senator detests and never uses, Felix. "While Jim Webb and others of George Felix Allen Jr.'s generation were fighting for our freedoms and for our symbols of freedom...
  • ***Barbara Boxer, John Kerry, George Soros: Anti-Bolton Smear Tactics***

    05/01/2005 9:51:30 AM PDT · by Syncro · 14 replies · 836+ views
    Barbara Boxer Website, John Kerry Email ^ | April 27, 2005 | Barbara Boxer
    Tell George Bush to nominate a new UN Ambassador!4/27/2005Dear Friend, On April 19th, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee met once more to consider the nomination of John Bolton as UN Ambassador. In the light of many serious allegations against Bolton that have emerged over the past few weeks, I along with the other committee Democrats urged Chairman Lugar to hold off on a final vote until these allegations could be fully explored. Most observers expected our efforts to fail, figuring that committee Republicans would steamroll Democrats on a party line vote and ram Bolton's nomination through, sending it to...
  • What He (Henry Hyde) Said, And What They Wish He'd Said

    04/22/2005 11:44:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 997+ views
    Power Line ^ | April 22, 2005
    I'm yielding the floor to Dafydd ab Hugh for his dissection of a story by WLS in Chicago about their interview with retiring Congressman Henry Hyde: A transcript of a video report that appeared on an ABC affilliate makes a rather startling claim Upon careful parsing, however, there appears to be an awful lot of gravy for so little pot roast. Here is the screaming headline: Clinton impeachment was retaliation for Nixon, says retiring congressman by Andy Shaw. Rep. Hyde reflects on 30 years of office (New headline) By the time we get all the way to the lede, an...
  • Jury probes effort to smear GOP [Former NJ Gov]

    02/17/2005 8:03:23 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 24 replies · 995+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 1/17/2005 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    Jury probes effort to smear GOP Testimony focuses on State Police files and McGreevey's campaign A state grand jury is hearing testimony into allegations that former State Police officials and a former state senator conducted a covert operation that used confidential files in an effort to smear Republicans and help James E. McGreevey run for governor four years ago. ...A key witness in the investigation, retired State Police Lt. Vincent Bellaran, said in an interview this week he has testified three times before the grand jury in Trenton. In return for his testimony, Bellaran said, prosecutors who report to state...
  • 'N.Y. Times' Offers Correction on Maggie Gallagher Editorial (she charged "reckless disregard")

    02/01/2005 8:19:47 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 5 replies · 853+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Feb 1 05 | Editor & Publisher
    In a prominent move, The New York Times offered a correction on its editorial page today regarding a previous editorial concerning columnist Maggie Gallagher. She had sent the newspaper an e-mail, E&P has learned, charging "reckless disregard of the truth." This is the latest twist in the current controversy over payments from government agencies to newspaper columnists and whether some are being paid as advisers or with the expectation they may also promote certain policies in their published writing. The Times correction reads: "An editorial last Thursday incompletely described the contract between the Health and Human Services Department and the...
  • Washington Post Mentions FR (MD Governor's aide spread rumors on FR)

    02/09/2005 3:44:30 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 9 replies · 1,082+ views
    Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and his wife told a crowd of reporters today that they have a faithful, loving marriage, after the mayor accused agents of Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s administration of spreading false rumors that he had an extramarital affair. "It is difficult to express the kind of anger a father feels in not being able to protect his children from the lies," said Martin O'Malley, a Democrat. "It's hard to defend against this without giving aid to the people trying to push this." Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and his wife Katie O'Malley hold a press conference...
  • Call To Arms from RNC

    10/26/2004 11:32:12 PM PDT · by Freesofar · 14 replies · 854+ views
    Dear David, I am appalled. In Missouri, a flyer shows a photograph of a young black man under a fire hose in the 1950s. The flyer tells African-Americans this is an example of how Republicans have kept voters from the polls. In Colorado, Republican voters got calls telling them their family members in Iraq had died. The callers claimed that call would be real unless Kerry was elected. In these final days, we can only expect more of this filth. I urge you to turn on your answering machine. If you get a call from an unknown number, let the...