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  • Trump Stumbles But Voters Don't Count Him Out Yet (New YouGov Poll)

    02/06/2016 10:57:22 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 34 replies
    YouGov ^ | 2/6/2016
    Once confident Donald Trump would win the nomination, Republicans are now split between three candidates Last week Ted Cruz notched an unexpected victory in the Iowa Caucuses - and now voters have a very different view of Donald Trump's chances in the Republican primary, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Importantly, voters are not ready to count Donald Trump out. Two-thirds of likely Republican primary voters describe his second-place finish in Iowa as more of a "temporary setback" than a sign of serious trouble for his campaign. 54% expect Trump to win the New Hampshire primary, where he remains ahead...
  • Who of the Candidates Has the Fairest Tax Plan of Them All?

    02/06/2016 10:36:59 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/6/2016 | Stephen Moore
    With the first real votes being cast in the presidential race Monday, this is an opportune moment to do some last-minute comparison shopping on the candidates' tax reform plans. On this issue there's a lot to cheer about. All the Republican candidates have crafted plans that would slash tax rates for everyone and most would vastly simplify the thousands of pages of IRS tax code. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have endorsed flat-tax plans that, for full disclosure, were designed by Arthur Laffer and myself. These plans have drawn some criticism from the Right of late, though these attacks are...
  • Iowa Democrat Party Capitulates, Will Review Caucus Results

    02/06/2016 10:26:25 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/6/2016 | Matt Vespa
    After the Iowa Democratic Party rejected calls for an audit of last Monday night's results, they have finally agreed to look at the tallies, following concerns that some precincts had irregular numbers. Allegations of voter fraud have also been hurled. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) said during the Democrats' New Hampshire debate that he would welcome an audit, but he doesn't want to blow this out of proportion; noting that both he or Hillary need 2,382 delegates to clinch the nomination. The Iowa Caucuses allocated 23 delegates to Clinton and 21 to Sanders. This isn't the end of the world for...
  • Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

    02/06/2016 10:26:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Live Science ^ | February 4, 2016 | Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
    The enormous arena was empty, save for the seesaws and the dozens of condemned criminals who sat naked upon them, hands tied behind their backs. Unfamiliar with the recently invented contraptions known as petaurua, the men tested the seesaws uneasily. One criminal would push off the ground and suddenly find himself 15 feet in the air while his partner on the other side of the seesaw descended swiftly to the ground. How strange. In the stands, tens of thousands of Roman citizens waited with half-bored curiosity to see what would happen next and whether it would be interesting enough to...
  • (Vanity)So Conservatives Win the Election! What then?

    02/06/2016 10:15:07 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 20 replies
    2/6/16 | Hoagy62
    I've been up fighting a cold...you know, the kind that keeps you up and you can't get to sleep. I've been thinking about the upcoming elections and all that is at stake. It's plain to see that there are many opinions out there about what direction the country should go. Even among conservatives, there is some disagreement about the changes that must be made. Even so, I was thinking...what if the election DID go our way? What if we elected the candidate who would do what they promised and got America's government back to promoting the ideas the Founders intend...personal...
  • Remember That Time the Cruz Campaign said Carson Was Done and He Went Ballistic? Well, He's Done

    02/06/2016 9:42:23 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 86 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 2/4/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Ever since Iowa, Donald Trump has spent all of his time fighting the good fight on behalf of wronged victim Ben Carson. Trump says that he was robbed, too, of course, but his heart truly goes out to Carson. Why? Well, Carson's team told CNN on Iowa caucus day that Carson was leaving the campaign trail to go to Florida, and that Carson would be skipping New Hampshire and South Carolina altogether. CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash had the following conversation: Tapper: "It's very unusual, to announce that you're going home to rest for a few days, not going...
  • Setting the Record Straight On the Cruz/Carson Dustup

    02/06/2016 7:38:29 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 2/6/2016 | Brent Smith
    On Wednesday I was a little hard on the Cruz campaign. In fact I did something I accused his campaign of doing - not fully checking the background of a story before putting it out there. I'm speaking of the Iowa Caucus and the ensuing firestorm caused by the spread of a rumor that Dr. Carson was hanging it up after Iowa. The Donald is so upset over losing to Ted Cruz that he wants a mulligan - a do-over, like what you get when you're five. He's now saying it's not his fault he lost. What a child. How...
  • Sessions Makes Final Plea to New Hampshire Voters

    02/06/2016 7:09:19 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama issued a final warning Friday night to New Hampshire Republicans about making the wrong decision at the polls on Tuesday. The Senate Immigration and National Interest subcommittee chairman told New England syndicated radio host Howie Carr that the Granite State primary is the last chance for the public to steer the election in the right direction before it's too late. "If the American people nominate a Republican candidate who favors amnesty and citizenship for illegals, who would favor a massive increase in the number of legal immigrants to America and not effectively deal with the...
  • Venezuela Is Socialist, Senator Sanders. Any Questions?

    02/06/2016 6:47:36 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6 February, 2016
    Socialism: Like a skyscraper crane about to topple in high winds, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of a horrific economic collapse. It was brought on by one thing: socialism, taken to the hilt. Yet incredibly, neither Bernie Sanders nor his voters make this connection. It's worrisome that so many Americans see socialism in a favorable light these days. A May 2015 YouGov poll showed that socialism was viewed favored favorably by 43% of Democrats, while a June 2015 Gallup poll showed that 47% of Americans would vote for a socialist. It points to a collective loss of memory. After...
  • County Commissioner Wants Rauner To Declare ‘State Of Emergency’ Over Shootings

    02/06/2016 6:41:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    CBS ^ | February 4, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Cook County commissioner and others have called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to declare a state of emergency in Chicago, after shootings and murders skyrocketed last month. Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-1st) said he’s sending a letter to the governor, asking him to declare a state of emergency in the city, as a step toward quelling the alarming level of violence on the streets. Chicago police have said nearly 300 people were shot last month, more than double the total from January 2015; and 51 people were murdered, an increase of 75 percent over last year.
  • The Eagle Forum vs Rubio

    02/06/2016 6:40:10 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/6/2016 | Steve McCann
    Marco Rubio, long the heartthrob of much of the so-called conservative media such as the National Review and Fox News, has now being thrust onto center stage as the last best hope of the establishment. His third place showing in Iowa this past week was the subject of perhaps the most fawning coverage by the broadcast media in this election cycle. In some quarters Rubio and his family was compared to the charismatic John F. Kennedy and his family in the days of "Camelot". Further, nearly everywhere one turned he was touted as a nearly unbeatable versus Hillary Clinton. Conveniently...
  • Can Cruz legally be president? Ivy League scholars debate

    02/06/2016 1:47:14 AM PST · by RC one · 186 replies
    Virgina Pilot online ^ | 2/5/16 | COLLIN BINKLEY
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — Two legal scholars squared off in a public debate on Friday to settle whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president. Spoiler alert: They didn't settle it.</p> <p>But the debate at Harvard Law School underscored that conflicting interpretations of the U.S. Constitution can produce different answers. The question has been in the national spotlight since Republican rival Donald Trump suggested that Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, isn't legally qualified to be president.</p>
  • Russians Sneak A Peek At BBC's War and Peace

    02/06/2016 1:36:18 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    BBC Russian ^ | 02/05/2016 | Oleg Boldyrev
    In her disappointment, Kristina was driven to watch the 1967 Soviet epic that won director Sergei Bondarchuk an Oscar. "The interiors, the decor, the Moscow winter and the war scenes especially are ideal there," she told the BBC. "Of course Field Marshal Kutuzov and all the fighting were shot with such expense you wouldn't expect any flaws." No effort and no expense were spared in providing the Soviet film-makers with what they needed. 3,000 Soviet soldiers were drafted for one battle scene 57 museums donated exhibits for the shoots More than 40 state firms were enlisted to produce replica weapons...
  • Cops take revenge on woman who pulled over speeding officer - by tweeting photo of her 'drinking'..

    02/05/2016 7:22:37 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 February 2016 | REGINA F. GRAHAM and KALHAN ROSENBLATT
    A police union chief in Florida has taken to social media to blast the civilian vigilante who decided to give a police officer a piece of her mind on video after the Miami woman believed the cop was speeding. Filming from her driver's seat, Claudia Castillo shot three videos total of Miami-Dade Police Officer Daniel Fonticiella moving quickly through traffic on Dolphin Expressway and her confronting him after he pulled over on January 29. Javier Ortiz, the Miami Fraternal Order of Police union president, called Castillo out in several posts to Facebook and Twitter, including a photo that appears to...
  • Ben Carson fundraising Off CNN Misleading Information

    02/05/2016 6:42:37 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 24 replies
    Wait, I thought it was all Ted Cruz's fault? Seems Ben Carson, at least in fundraising e-mails knows the real source of the 'controversy' and that's CNN. No mention of Ted Cruz in Carson's latest fundraising e-mail, but CNN misleading information (which it was) while Carson continues to whine about Cruz to the left wing media. Even Donald Trump has moved on from the CNN induced conflict. But not Carson. So what actually had you outperform the polls in Iowa was in Ben? Was it Cruz or CNN? You can't have it both ways. Frankly, Ben Carson shouldn't even been...
  • IT’S HAPPENING JUST LIKE I TOLD YOU The implosion of the Democrats has begun

    02/05/2016 6:20:04 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 47 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5 Feb, 2016 | Scott McKay
    This piece will borrow liberally from a pair of previous occupants of this space, in which (1) it was prophesied that Hillary Clinton will not ultimately be that party's nominee and (2) Mike Bloomberg will be allowed to ride in and purchase that party lock, stock and barrel. Now that those prophecies no longer reside deep in left field, that is.
  • The Rubio Menace

    02/05/2016 3:48:01 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    The Kaus Files ^ | 2/5/2016 | Kaus
    Marco and the K St. Restoration: I went to see Marco Rubio's town hall this afternoon in Salem, New Hampshire. It was only a few miles from my hotel-I really had no excuse. I wanted to find out: Was Rubio really as slick and insubstantial in this setting as John Edwards? Answer: No. He’s slicker. He's slicker, in part, because he at least seems a bit spontaneous, with a slightly goofy, human quality. I admit this is hard to judge seeing him once — maybe he always lets his 8-year-old son sit on his stool during his stump speech. But...
  • Bush: Obama speaking at mosque is 'more than appropriate'

    02/05/2016 2:18:26 PM PST · by TraditionalMerica · 43 replies
    eb Bush said Thursday it was "more than appropriate" for President Barack Obama to speak at a mosque, a departure from several of his Republican rivals. But, Bush argued, it took too long for Obama to make his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president. "I don't think it's divisive to go speak in a mosque. I'm surprised it took his eighth year to do it," the former Florida governor told reporters after stopping at a diner here. "The bigger issue is what have you done to deal with ISIS. It's important to recognize that peace-loving Muslims who are...
  • Trump Drops "F" Bomb in New Hampshire

    02/05/2016 1:36:01 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 329 replies
    Video Press ^ | 2/5/2016
    TRUMP UNHINGED: We're gonna bring businesses back from Mexico so you can tell them to GO F*CK THEMSELVES! Trump dropped the f-bomb in New Hampshire last night when talking about bringing businesses back to New Hampshire that left and went to Mexico. Trump tells the crowd that once we bring them back, they can tell these businesses to go f*ck themselves because they left in the first place. Link to video
  • 10-Year-Old Boy Brutally Raped By Iraqi Migrant at Pool in Vienna

    02/05/2016 1:31:14 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 50 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 02/05/2016 | by Donna Rachel Edmunds
    An Iraqi migrant has admitted to raping a ten year old boy in a Viennese swimming pool so ferociously that the boy had to be hospitalised for his injuries. The man said he knew it was wrong but couldn’t help himself as he hadn’t had sex in months. Police investigators have ascertained that the 20 year old man entered Austria on the 13th September, travelling into the country via the Balkans. On the December 2nd he brutally attacked the young boy, pulling him into a changing cubicle, pulling down his swimming trunks and assaulting him. Although the boy cried out...
  • Horowitz: Why Did Marco Rubio Push Gang of Eight If He Was Aware of Security Risks?

    02/05/2016 1:19:26 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/5/2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    Feeling the heat that his only accomplishment in the Senate was promoting Obama's immigration policy, Rubio told a group of New Hampshire voters that his experience as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee qualifies him to be president. Here is the relevant quote from the New York Times: As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I have access to the most classified information in this government — equal basically to what the president sees except not at the same time. No one else in the race has access to that. I've had it for four or five years....

    02/05/2016 1:10:05 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- An 8-year-old is accused of stealing his mother's loaded gun and trying to rob a grocery store in Florida. The boy is seen on surveillance video during the attempted robbery. He rode his bicycle to the store and is still wearing his helmet when he goes inside. He walked around for about a minute. Authorities say he then pulled the gun, approached the cashier and a store employee told station WPBF he demanded money. Another employee managed to take the gun from him. WPBF reports the gun was loaded, but no bullet was in the...
  • Rick Santorum Endorsement of Marco Rubio: Most Damaging Endorsement Ad Ever!

    02/05/2016 1:06:17 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 2/4/2016 | Drew Ryun
    Good political ads create two reactions. They make voters stand up and cheer. Or they make them cringe and think, "That's gonna leave a mark.... aanndd I need to watch that again." Such is the nature of the ad Chris Christie dropped on Marco Rubio this evening. So grab some popcorn and a chair and watch "It's A Simple Question." For full disclosure, I am helping the Keep the Promise PAC team. Link to Ad Video Link to You Tube
  • Scammers target supermarket self-checkout lines

    02/05/2016 1:04:35 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
  • Police focus on child sex predators in Wisconsin Dells

    02/05/2016 1:00:52 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | WISN.COM
    WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. --It's a popular Wisconsin tourist destination, but police say it is also attractive to child predators. The Wisconsin Dells, billed as the Waterpark Capital of the World, boasts more than 4 million visitors each year. But it could also be swimming with unfavorable clientele. WISN 12 News obtained video from Lake Delton police showing Pedro Esquivias floating in a wave pool at Mt. Olympus. Police said he was targeting sisters that were 12 and 19 years old. They said when the big waves hit, so did he. Prosecutors charged him with felony sexual assault of a child....
  • Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

    02/05/2016 12:58:54 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching. And as a bonus, she has forged a close friendship with a sister she never knew she had. "After my adoptive parents died, that's when I started looking," Betty Morrell said Thursday by phone from her home in Spring Hill, Florida. "Being that it was a closed adoption, it's like hitting a brick wall because you can't get any...
  • Joe Montana at 59: 'I can't really run or do much'

    02/05/2016 12:50:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    USA Today | February 5, 2016 | Josh Peter
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  • Horowitz: Is Rubio Really the Most Electable Candidate?

    02/05/2016 12:08:13 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/5/2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    It is a mantra that has been repeated so many times it has become de facto reality in the minds of those who watch Marco Rubio's Super PAC, aka Fox News. "Marco Rubio is the most electable candidate and we absolutely must defeat Hillary. He's the one!," we are told incessantly by the smart "conservatives." Asserting one candidate is more electable than another is always a fool's errand. After all, this frantic concern of electability is what got us the nominations of Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. Moreover, with the most radical and unappealing pair of Democrat candidates...
  • Belgium Police: Five Iraqi migrants rape drunk girl at party

    02/05/2016 11:04:00 AM PST · by envisio · 44 replies
    Full Title: "Police probing radicalised teenager in Belgium find video of him and five Iraqi migrants gang-raping drunk girl who fell unconscious at a party":::One suspect told police: 'She can't complain. Women must obey men' Belgian police have seized a video which reportedly shows an unconscious girl being gang-raped by a group of Iraqi migrants. Officers investigating the radicalisation of a 14-year-old boy in Ostend discovered the footage on his mobile phone. The video is believed to show him and six other attackers laughing, singing and dancing around the victim who has passed out drunk at a party. The suspects...
  • If Bill Gates really wants to help education…..

    02/05/2016 10:22:34 AM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 13 replies
    linkedin.com/pulse ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Bill Gates is one of Americas greatest business geniuses. But when he turned to education, his magic touch vanished. He is now known as the man who squandered several billion dollars trying to foist Common Core on a combattive public. Indeed, Common Core is so unpopular that its very mention quickly doomed Jeb Bushs presidential campaign. Today, Donald Trump casually promises that he will get rid of it forever; and audiences cheer. Why Bill Gates felt he should promote this thing is a major mystery. Here is a possible theory. When a tycoon decides he wants to help public schools,...
  • School books CAN call D-Day 'invasion': Berlin court

    02/05/2016 10:15:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Feb 2016 14:22 GMT+01:00
    A parent demanded that a book taught at his son's school which described the Second World War D-Day landings as an invasion be taken off the curriculum. A Berlin court disagreed. The history book taught in his son's school described the Normandy landings, in which the Allied forces made the biggest amphibious landing in history on France's Atlantic coast, as an "invasion". This was both inappropriate and an insult to the soldiers who died in the assault, said the Kreuzberg parent. The Allies could not be seen as invaders because they were liberating an occupied land, he argued. ...
  • Yes, Rubio's Immigration Bill Provided Legal Status and Work Permits for Criminals

    02/05/2016 9:10:06 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 8 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 2/5/2016 | Jeremy Beck
    Fact Check's Robert Farley looked into Ted Cruz's claim that Marco Rubio's immigration bill would have granted legal status (and work permits) to criminal aliens. Farley's piece, "Cruz Distorts Rubio's Immigration Stance," was picked up by USA Today and The Huffington Post among others. Farley concluded that, "one could argue that Rubio's plan would allow those convicted of some misdemeanor crimes to obtain legal residency, but Cruz's blanket claim that Rubio "advocates amnesty for criminals who are here illegally" omits the criminal exceptions that Rubio has outlined." Misdemeanors include all crimes punishable for not more than one year. S. 744...
  • Illinois and New Hampshire Agree Cruz is a Natural Born Citizen

    02/05/2016 8:45:30 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/5/2016 | Daniel Sobieski
    Donald Trump, his aura of invincibility shattered by Iowa caucus voters he once called "stupid," is throwing a tantrum these days, convinced that Ted Cruz “cheated” and continues to maintain the untenable proposition that in any event he is a not eligible to be President of the United States. Cruz did not cheat in Iowa. Cruz supporters may have indeed cited to supporters of Dr. Ben Carson CNN news reports and tweets that Carson was skipping New Hampshire and South Carolina, so draw your own conclusions, but where were the Carson president captains to shepherd their flock? If you're a...
  • Cruz vs. Rubio

    02/05/2016 8:32:42 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 2/5/2016 | Erick Erickson
    "If voters feel like things are coming to an end in this country without drastic action, they really do not have a choice between Rubio and Cruz. They have only Cruz." I have, since last September, written several times I think Campaign 2016 comes down to a race between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The loss in Iowa after leading in the ten polls preceding the caucuses has taken the wind out of Donald Trump's sails. He is refusing to invest in New Hampshire and will not buy expansive data to micro-target voters. I suspect Christie, Bush, Kasich, and Fiorina...
  • Trump's Health Care Plan: Bernie 2.0

    02/05/2016 7:41:57 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/2016 | Yevginiy Feyman
    The Iowa caucuses have solidified Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders as two of the leading candidates in this cycle: Sanders is the democratic socialist channeling liberal disenchantment with the Goldman Sachs wing of the party, while Trump represents the frustration of Republican blue-collar, white, middle-class voters with global competition and immigration. Both of them are leading a revolt against their respective party elites. The similarities don't end there. You might think the two candidates have wildly different views on the signature domestic issue of the last six years: health care reform. But you'd be wrong. Sanders' plan, to the extent...
  • Thank God Ted Cruz Is No Marco Rubio

    02/05/2016 7:26:07 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/15/2015 | Lee Culpepper
    Why must some conservatives act like forsaken-liberal women or liberals who support the Washington Redskins? Honestly. No matter what they have going for them in other areas of life, some people just can't get enough betrayal or disappointment. It's really depressing listening to otherwise normal people jabber on about how the rest of us could give Marco Rubio a second chance - during the primary, no less. Why can't these people just accept that Rubio isn't the guy they want him to be? What drives this twisted compulsion to see Marco the way some conservatives can only wish that he...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Is A Natural Born Citizen

    01/10/2016 10:01:39 AM PST · by raptor22 · 194 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Even Donald Trump thought so, at least before Ted Cruz slipped past him to top the Iowa polls. As recently as last August Trump was saying all the legal people he talked to vouched for Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president. As ABC News reported The Donald’s flip-flop: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reversed his position on Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president, now saying his Canadian birthplace shouldn’t disqualify him.
  • He threw a tantrum. She ignored him.

    02/05/2016 4:56:59 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 76 replies
    The Week ^ | February 3, 2016 | Annabbel Monaghan
    I saw a woman leaving the YMCA recently with a baby strapped to her chest. She had a second, slightly larger baby in a stroller. And she had a tantrum-throwing three-year-old holding her hand. She was infested with small children. I couldn't help but stare... The three-year-old was trying to make a scene. I say "trying to make a scene" because he was waging war against his mother, and she was refusing to participate. With a steady gait and an even expression, she ignored him. It was the most spectacular moment in parenting I have ever seen. This woman, who...
  • Cruz’s Birthplace Debated: Here’s Where Most US Presidents Were Born

    02/05/2016 2:59:26 AM PST · by RC one · 154 replies
    livescience.com ^ | January 15, 2016 12:00pm ET | Tia Ghose, Senior Writer
    Map shows home towns of U.S. presidents. Credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics artist It's no surprise that all 44 presidents were born on U.S. soil: The requirement for a president to be a "natural born citizen" is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. The current debate about what that means stems from the fact that there's no document trail to reveal what, exactly, the Constitution writers meant by that statement.Whatever your opinion may be, it is true that all of the presidents to date have been born in one of the 50 U.S. states. Live Science took a look at where...
  • Watching the Democrat debate on PMSNBC...this is hilarious

    02/04/2016 6:35:14 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 2/4/16 | sff
    Listening to these two old angry white hacks is very funny folks. No joke. They are really going at it....
  • Here's the Most Powerful Reason to Vote for Ted Cruz

    02/04/2016 5:20:20 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 102 replies
    The Week ^ | 2/4/2016 | James Antle III
    The Iowa caucus results left me with some dark thoughts. While Ted Cruz won, second-place Donald Trump and third-place Marco Rubio are clearly the media's two favorite candidates, albeit in very different ways. Trump and Rubio. Just what the Republican Party needs: a choice between insulting Muslims at home and using military force against them abroad. This may be the most powerful case for conservatives to support Cruz: At least he would save us from Rubio and Trump. Hyperbolic, I know, especially since I do agree that assimilation has been a challenge in Western countries that have accepted large numbers...
  • What happens if you express a negative view of Islam? Ask Tommy Robinson

    02/04/2016 4:04:22 PM PST · by wtd · 55 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04 Feb 2016 3:04PM GMT | Jamie Bartlett
    What happens if you express a negative view of Islam? Ask Tommy RobinsonThe former leader of the English Defence League is now a national pariah. Perhaps he deserves it ~ or perhaps it should worry us all A few weeks back, Tommy Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League, sent me his self-published memoirs, called Enemy of the State. The book has been largely ignored by most of the established media, although has caused a bit of a stir among counter-Jihadist groups across Europe. I'd recommend people read it, although perhaps not for the reasons Tommy would like...
  • Hillary Clinton still feels persecuted by the 'vast right wing conspiracy'

    02/04/2016 3:15:48 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4 Feb, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Hillary Clint was asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper during last night's Democratic town hall if she still believed in a "vast right wing conspiracy" working against her. The answer she gave is fairly chilling if you care whether the next president of the United States is a paranoid loon. The Hill: During the New Hampshire town hall debate on Wednesday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Clinton if she still believes there is a "vast right-wing conspiracy" as she said there was during the late 90s to initially explain the Monica Lewinksy scandal. "Don't you?" Clinton replied, as the audience...
  • Presidential candidate John Kasich vows to reunite Pink Floyd

    02/04/2016 2:50:27 PM PST · by wtd · 68 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | February 3, 2016 | By RACHEL GUY
    Presidential candidate John Kasich vows to reunite Pink FloydUS PRESIDENTIAL candidate John Kasich has a new campaign pledge up his sleeve - to reunite Pink Floyd if he is elected to the Oval Office. Republican Kasich, who is the governor of Ohio, faces competition for the spot in his party from Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. However, he is hoping that a plan to get Pink Floyd back together might give him the edge. Kasich said that seeing Pink Floyd's The Wall tour in Pittsburgh was his favourite gig of all time and praised Roger Waters as an "incredible...
  • Cruz: Democrats Will Win If Rubio is the GOP Nominee

    02/04/2016 2:09:05 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/4/2016 | Timothy P. Carney
    Nashua, New Hampshire - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz brushed off criticism from Donald Trump Wednesday and refocused his aim on a different target: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Cruz attacked Rubio at an event hosted by radio host Jeff Kuhner in southern New Hampshire. "Is Marco Rubio a genuine conservative?" Kuhner asked after listing Rubio's support for "open borders," "NSA spying," and the Obama administration's Trans Pacific Partnership during an onstage interview. "On each of the issues you just listed, Marco's views are virtually indistinguishable from Hillary Clinton," Cruz replied. "Let me say this - if we nominate a candidate who's...

    02/04/2016 1:24:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    AP ^ | February 4, 2016 | Janie McCauley
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will implement a "Rooney Rule" requiring that women be interviewed for executive positions with teams around the league and in his own office, too. Goodell made the announcement Thursday in his opening remarks at the first NFL Women's Summit, part of Super Bowl 50.
  • ‘No, No, No, No’—Pelosi Says She Opposes Restrictions on Women in Combat

    02/04/2016 1:14:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 12:35 PM EST | Penny Starr
    At her weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she does not support Congress taking any action to restrict the use of women in combat by the U.S. military. [...] "No, no, no, no. I think that women can--while it's an individual thing for men and for women as to the task--but I support removing any barriers to women serving in the military, including becoming commander in chief." ...
  • Paul Ryan Won’t Say If He Supports Rolling Back Order for Military to Use Women in All Combat…

    02/04/2016 1:00:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 1:43 PM EST | Penny Starr
    At his weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan would not say if he supports congressional action to roll back or restrict the military's use of women in combat roles. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has ordered the armed services to open all combat roles in the U.S. military to women. "There will be no exceptions," Carter said at a Dec. 3 press conference. ...
  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer says Blake Griffin will face some consequences

    02/04/2016 12:37:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 5, 2016 | Dylan Hernandez
    ... In his first interview since Blake Griffin punched out the team's assistant equipment manager, the Clippers owner [Steve Ballmer] sounded as if he was prepared to discipline his All-Star forward. Asked Wednesday night if he felt it necessary for the Clippers to take the kind of action that would represent what they stand for, Ballmer didn't hesitate. "There need to be consequences," he said. "It's the right thing to do." ...
  • 'BMI is a waste of time': Measurement is WRONGLY branding millions of fat people unhealthy (tr)…

    02/04/2016 11:33:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:17 EST, 4 February 2016 | Anna Hodgekiss
    The use of Body Mass Index to assess a person's health has led to millions of people incorrectly being labeled overweight or obese, researchers claim. The measurement has been used by doctors for more than 150 years, but has come under increasing criticism for being a flawed marker of health. [...] Now, however, Californian researchers claim their research will be will be 'the final nail in the coffin for BMI'. [...] This revealed almost half of Americans who are labeled 'overweight' by virtue of their BMIs (47.4 percent, or 34.4 million people) are healthy, as are 19.8 million who are...