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  • Illegal immigration surged 23 percent over last year

    10/17/2016 11:16:02 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 3 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | 10/17/16 | Stephen Dinan
    The southwest border has cracked open over the last year as illegal immigrants into the U.S. spiked some 23 percent, according to the latest Homeland Security numbers released Monday. Nearly 409,000 illegal immigrants were nabbed at the border in fiscal 2016 — up from about 331,000 a year earlier — and Homeland Security officials say the increased arrests also means an increase in the number that are sneaking by them. Worse yet, the number of illegal immigrants traveling as families, fleeing rough conditions in Central America and enticed by the promise of lax enforcement in the U.S., reached a record...
  • Trump Surges In Poll

    09/30/2016 1:16:08 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 132 replies
    USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times "Daybreak" poll ^ | SEP 30, 2016 | ARMAND EMAMDJOMEH and DAVID LAUTER
    Trump 47.3 Clinton 41.7
  • Post Debate Surge:Florida Rally, Thousands Turned Away

    09/28/2016 12:20:51 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-27-2016 | Jen Lawrence & Justin Stockman
    In his first public appearance after the Presidential debate at Hofstra University on Monday, Donald Trump was welcomed by tens of thousands of enthusiastic supporters to a Florida airplane hanger. Trump’s supporters waited in long lines in the rain and lightning for hours to cheer on Trump. Even after the hanger had filled up, it took more than six minutes to video the whole line.
  • Trump Surge Continues As Latest LA Times Poll Reveals Millennials Aren't Hillary's Only Problem

    09/18/2016 1:02:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | September 18, 2016
    Yesterday, we highlighted Hillary's growing "Millennial Problem" pointing out that her support among young voters seemingly collapsed at the same time she took her 9/11 "stumble" off the sidewalk (see: "Hillary's Growing "Millennial Problem" Forces A Reset"). In fact, the collapse is reflected in the Real Clear Politics average of national polls, which shows Clinton's lead has now been reduced to the smallest margin since the DNC. But, according to the latest polling data from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times daily tracking poll, Millennial voters aren't the only demographic hurting Clinton. First, the overall daily poll, which tracks 3,000 U.S....
  • The Trump Surge Bringing the GOP-E, the Leftists/Media, and the Neo-Cons Out of the Woodwork

    09/02/2016 12:01:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    Personal | 2 Sep 16 | Xzins
    When Trump was supposedly low in the polls, the establishment was laying low like their ill candidate, Hillary Clinton. Why upset the applecart? Trump has surged. Many of us believed it was much closer before than was being reported, but we also believe Trump has surged. Those who considered him leading would now see him beyond the margin of error out front. Is there proof of this beyond the demographically challenged polls? Yes! There is. The rope-a-dope strategy of the establishment has been set aside and they have renewed their attack with a vengeance. From every corner we're seeing again...
  • Why Donald Trump's poll numbers are surging. He makes major gains among...

    05/21/2016 4:52:42 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | May 20, 2016 | Steven Shepard
    The Trump Bump has arrived. After wrapping up an acutely fractious primary in which Donald Trump and his opponents lobbed scores of personal, playground insults at one another, the presumptive GOP nominee has quickly unified the vast majority of Republican voters around one goal: defeating Hillary Clinton, his prospective Democratic opponent. Entering the general election trailing by about 7 points, Trump has rapidly erased most of that gap: As of Friday, Clinton’s advantage was down to roughly 2 points, according to the HuffPost Pollster average. And some polls, like a Fox News survey out on Wednesday, show Trump inching ahead...
  • Obama’s Iraq Quagmire: Civilian Deaths Back Up to Pre-Surge Levels

    05/16/2016 9:49:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/16/16 | Jim Hoft
    In 2010 Vice President Joe Biden said Iraq was going to be one of the Obama administration’s great accomplishments. “I’m very optimistic about Iraq and it’s going to be one of the great achievements of this administration.” (Video) Biden was able to make these comments after the Bush surge resulted in enormous reduction in violence, an increase in GDP, peak oil production, increased electricity rates, a free press and democratic elections. But that all changed after Barack Obama withdrew US troops from Iraq in 2011. Since then, ISIS took over one-third of the country and initiated a genocide of Iraqi...
  • First Syrians leave for US under surge resettlement program

    04/06/2016 12:23:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    AP ^ | April 6, 2016 | KHETAM MALKAWI
    AMMAN, Jordan — The first Syrian family to be resettled in the U.S. under a speeded-up "surge operation" for refugees left Jordan on Wednesday for Kansas City, Missouri, to start a new life. Ahmad al-Abboud, who is being resettled with his wife and five children, said he is thankful to Jordan, where he has lived for three years after fleeing Syria's civil war. But the 45-year-old from Homs, Syria, said he was ready to build a better life in the U.S.
  • Is Google hinting at a John Kasich surge in New Hampshire?

    02/09/2016 2:45:05 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/9/16 | Philip Bump
    -snip- John Kasich? Tending in New Hampshire? Is that true? And if so, how does this clarify or cloud the crystal ball? The graph in that tweet is confusing. Another way to look at it is over a longer time period. On Google's proprietary scale of search interest, which runs from 0 to 100, this is how the post-Iowa search traffic in New Hampshire has looked for the five Republicans doing best in the polls. (We're mostly only interested in the candidate who will come in second, since we assume Trump will win easily.) In the past day or so,...
  • That Was Quick! Marco Rubio ‘Surge’ Hits Polling High at 19 Percent – Then Drops

    02/06/2016 10:51:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 92 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    That was quick! Establishment Republican and FOX News Channel’s favorite son seems to have peaked too soon. Rubio reached a polling high mark at 19% in New Hampshire two days ago. Now he’s back town do 16%. Despite the nonstop glowing reports on Marco Rubio by the FOX News establishment hacks, Rubio is sinking.Maybe it’s the Phyllis Schlafly effect?
  • New revelation helps exonerate Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    In a book just released, The Story: A Reporter's Journey, Judith Miller, a key witness in the Libby prosecution, states that Patrick Fitzgerald had offered repeatedly to drop all charges against Lewis Libby if he would "deliver" Vice President Cheney to him. In addition, she charges that Fitzgerald manipulated her into incorrectly testifying about a critical conversation she had with Libby and withheld exculpatory evidence from both her and the defense in order to induce her mistaken testimony – testimony the prosecution knew was made because she was acting under a false belief....[must read snip]....Rizzo, of course, is focused only...
  • Fox News Poll: Donald Trump Takes Back Iowa with 11-Point Surge

    01/24/2016 11:24:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/16 | Mike Flynn
    A new Fox News poll of Iowa shows Donald Trump surging to a strong 11-point lead in the caucuses taking place next week. With just one week until the first votes of the 2016 primary are cast, Trump leads second-place Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% 34-23 percent. The last two Fox News polls of Iowa, conducted in early January and early December, has Ted Cruz with a slim lead over the GOP frontrunner. In the last two weeks, according to the poll, Trump has gained 11 points and Cruz has lost 4 points. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% remains...
  • Ted Cruz Presses Donald Trump in New National Poll [Dec 22, 2015]

    01/07/2016 4:09:21 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 43 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 12/22/15 | Alan Rappaport
    Ted Cruz is strongly contesting Donald J. Trump nationally, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll that shows the Texas senator essentially deadlocked with real estate mogul and front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. According to the survey of registered Republican voters, 28 percent support Mr. Trump, while 24 percent back Mr. Cruz. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points. Trailing Mr. Trump and Mr. Cruz are Senator Marco Rubio and Ben Carson at 12 percent and 10 percent. The rest of the pack is languishing in the single digits....
  • Republican Ted Cruz jumps seven points into second place: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    12/18/2015 7:33:08 PM PST · by Isara · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 18, 2015 | Megan Cassella
    Republican support for U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz rose this week as voters keyed in on the senator from Texas as the top alternative to Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Friday.Cruz had the support of 17 percent of likely Republican voters, behind Donald Trump, who remained the front runner with support of 31 percent of respondents in the five-day rolling poll.Last week, Cruz had the support of 10 percent of likely Republican voters and was relatively even with Ben Carson and Marco Rubio.Cruz has been gaining momentum nationally this month after polls showed him overtaking Trump in...
  • Five Reasons Why the Ted Cruz Surge is for Real

    12/14/2015 7:26:10 AM PST · by Isara · 58 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 14th, 2015 | Steve Deace
    The Ted Cruz surge has officially arrived. Predictably, the same political class that previously didn’t give him any shot to win the nomination is now saying he’s “peaking too soon” or the “flavor of the month.” Here are five reasons why they’re wrong (as they almost always are). 1. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Iowa does not “break late.” Accounting for the upcoming holidays when most people tune out politics, there are about 40 days until Iowans vote in their first-in-the-nation caucuses. Cruz is now the leader in the Real Clear Politics polling average in Iowa. By that point in the...
  • Cruz emerges as Iowa's new favorite

    12/10/2015 7:20:04 PM PST · by Isara · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/15 | Katie Glueck
    The Texas senator's campaign is beginning to see returns after months of methodically courting evangelical leaders.Ted Cruz increasingly looks like the man to beat in Iowa. He's rising in the polls, building on an already extensive field organization and locking down critical conservative endorsements.Among the biggest yet came Thursday, when Bob Vander Plaats, the head of the conservative group Family Leader, came out for Cruz, citing what he sees as electability in Iowa and nationally. "This is a guy that's been very consistent in principles, in communications, and his campaign has shown ability to slowly gain ground and build momentum,...
  • The real reason why Ted Cruz is surging in the polls [Not what you will read elsewhere]

    12/08/2015 7:33:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2015 | Ed Straker
    Ted Cruz is shooting up in the polls. In two recent national polls he has surged into a virtual three way tie for second place with Ben Carson and Marco Rubio with 16% support. It was just a month and a half ago that Cruz was in the low single digits. And in Iowa one new poll shows him in second place, and another shows him actually beating Trump, 24% to 19%! Two things have happened here. First, Ben Carson supporters have been deserting him in droves, due to concerns about his knowledge of foreign policy and his soft-spoken...
  • The Conservative Case For Ted Cruz

    12/01/2015 9:12:32 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/01/2015 | John Hawkins
    After eight years of Obama that have decimated the Democratic Party, the Dems seem poised to nominate a candidate who’s generally thought of as a corrupt, insincere liar with no significant accomplishments. This gives the Republican Party a real opportunity to put someone in the White House who can reverse the damage of the Obama years and get the country back on track. As of today, there appear to be five candidates who are in the hunt for the nomination: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. Out of those candidates, Ted Cruz should be an...
  • New Report: Massive Immigration Surge from Mexico

    08/17/2015 7:00:29 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 8-17-2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has published another blockbuster report on immigration numbers, and their analysis foreshadows a troubling trend of growing illegal immigration. Using the most up-to-date census data, they have uncovered a trend that has been lost from some of the traditional immigration-related data published by the Department of Homeland Security, which tends to lag behind the most recent trends. To begin with, this report reaffirms the known reality of record high levels of immigration across the board and from Latin America, and the trend is only growing. Among the highlights of the report are the following:...
  • Cruz Campaign Experiences Fundraising Surge Following Debate

    08/10/2015 4:22:51 PM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies ^ | 08/10/15
    Over $1 million raised in the 100 hours after the debateHOUSTON, Texas — In the 100 hours since the first debate, the Ted Cruz campaign has seen an extraordinary outpouring of financial support. In those few days the campaign: Raised $1,092,157Received over 10,000 contributionsOnline contributions averaged $54.77Our webpage had 295,911 page viewsOur posts on Facebook generated 20,457,661 impressionsOur tweets generated 12,332,304 impressions All of this coincides with NBC releasing a poll this weekend showing a national outpouring of support with Cruz surging to second place overall with 13 percent nationwide.As the Washington Post reported, “The most Googled candidate in the...
  • BREAKING: Ted Cruz’s Support MORE THAN DOUBLES Following GOP Debate; Surges to Second Place;...

    08/09/2015 4:16:20 PM PDT · by Isara · 77 replies
    The PolitiStick ^ | August 9, 2015 | Matthew K. Burke
    BREAKING: Ted Cruz’s Support MORE THAN DOUBLES Following GOP Debate; Surges to Second Place; RINOs Crash Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Dr. Ben Carson moved up in the polls the most in the first polls conducted following the first GOP presidential debates. In a new NBC News/Survey Monkey poll released on Sunday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a constitutional conservative, catapulted into second place overall, increasing by a whopping 7% over the prior poll, putting him at 13% overall, more than doubling his prior support of 6%, according to the poll. Cruz, a former national collegiate debate champion, soared despite having...
  • Amazon shares surge 20 percent, market cap surpasses Wal-Mart

    07/24/2015 7:34:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/24/15 | Jacob Pramuk
    Amazon shares spiked in early trading Friday after the online retailer blew past quarterly earnings and revenue estimates, boosted by growth in the North American market and cloud computing segment. Shares rose 20 percent, giving the retailer a larger market capitalization than bricks-and-mortar behemoth Wal-Mart. The surge also generated a huge windfall for CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns 83,921,121 shares of the company. At Friday's early prices, his fortune rose some $8.05 billion—a gain that by itself would be enough to put him in the world's 200 richest people.
  • House Democrat accuses Gen. Petraeus of “Charlie Sheen” strategy

    03/16/2011 1:32:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/16/2011 | Hotair
    In what appears to be yet another desperate House Democrat attempt to stay relevant while in the minority, Rep. Lynn Woolsey accused General David Petraeus of using a “Charlie Sheen counter-insurgency strategy” in Afghanistan. Speaking at the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Task Force, Woolsey made the comments while hearing testimony from Rolling Stone writer Michael Hastings and other military experts: Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) on Wednesday sharply criticized David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, and signaled agreement with an assessment from a Rolling Stone editor who likened the commander’s performance to that of...
  • Car-Buying Surge Sparks Best Retail Sales Rise Since April

    12/11/2014 10:43:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/11/14
    It's a holiday miracle: give the worst creditors access to cheap money for longer-and-longer terms and hey presto, 'expensive' stuff is available to everyone. Retail sales modestly beat expectations in November (+0.7% vs +0.6% expectations) despite the NRF previously reporting the worst extended Thanksgiving shopping weekend since Lehman which surely got lost in the Arima-X-12 seasonal adjustments - sending USDJPY spiking to confirm what great news this is. What was the great news? A 0.1% beat of the key ex-autos and gas category, which increased 0.6% in November, vs Expectations of 0.5%, and a decline from the upward revised 0.7%...
  • Teen could be deported over alleged rape (caught by Border Patrol in 2013)

    09/18/2014 7:22:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    An 18-year-old teen living in Amherst could be deported for allegedly raping a minor. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office arrested Herwinder Singh on September 9 and charged him with forcibly having sex with a minor.
  • Remember Surge soda? It’s back

    09/15/2014 12:53:39 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 20 replies
    Fox 43 ^ | September 15, 2014 | Matt
    Calling all ’90s kids: Surge is back. Coca-Cola unveiled the citrus-flavored soda in 1996 as an answer to Pepsi’s Mountain Dew. But SURGE couldn’t compete and was taken off shelves in 2001, to the dismay of what had become a cult-like following. Thousands of passionate fans have been fighting for its return for years, and today they tasted victory. This is just a test, said Coca Cola spokeswoman Sheree Robinson. “It has a big fan base, however, we’re not sure how that will translate into sales,” she said.
  • Surgery Prices Surge With Innovation and Consolidation Under Obamacare

    09/01/2014 11:53:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    wrcbtv ^ | 8/31/14 | NBC News
    NBC News - The price to remove a gall bladder or replace a hip has spiked more than 20 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of data collected for NBC News. Surgery has bloomed into a $500 billion industry in the United States, where 80 to 100 million procedures are performed annually — a per-capita rate that's some 50 percent higher than in the European Union, said Dr. John Birkmeyer, a researcher and adjunct professor at the Dartmouth Institute and in the university's Community & Family Medicine program. The reason? Expensive yet safer technologies and hospital...
  • Sea-level surge at Antarctica linked to icesheet loss

    08/31/2014 2:29:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/31/14 | AFP
    Paris (AFP) - Sea levels around Antarctica have been rising a third faster than the global average, a clear sign of high meltwater runoff from the continent's icesheet, scientists said on Sunday. Satellite data from 1992 to 2011 found the sea surface around Antarctica's coast rose by around eight centimetres (3.2 inches) in total compared to a rise of six cm for the average of the world's oceans, they said. The local increase is accompanied by a fall in salinity at the sea surface, as detected by research ships. These dramatic changes can only be explained by an influx of...
  • Timeline: Border Surge Began a Few Months After Obama's First Executive Action on Immigration

    08/05/2014 5:20:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/5/14 | John Sexton
    President Obama's executive actions on immigration did not begin with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in mid-2012. It began in 2011 with his announcement of "prosecutorial discretion" on deportations. A few months later the border patrol noted the first uptick in unaccompanied children at the border. There has been an ongoing argument in the public sphere over whether or not President Obama's executive action known as DACA is responsible for the current surge of unaccompanied children at the border. GOP members have claimed it is a contributing factor and some note that the June 15, 2012 announcement seems to...
  • Reports from the “Immigration Surge” Protests

    07/20/2014 8:39:53 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7/20/2014 | Leslie Eastman
    Reports are beginning to surface from the 300-plus citizen-organized protests on July 18-19 focused on deep concerns about the immigration surge of supposed “refugees” swamping our border control resources, under the banner of the “National Days of Protest against Immigration Reform Amnesty & the Illegal Immigration Surge”. With a coalition of more than 50 groups and organizations of various sizes, protests against illegal immigration and the Obama inspired surge of illegals at America’s borders took place in more than 300 locations. The protests were highly visible and some were small with a handful of people on overpasses with others being...
  • Florida State Surgeon General Letter to HHS Regarding Unaccompanied Children

    07/18/2014 9:56:11 AM PDT · by Politico2isBack · 72 replies
    Florida Department of Health ^ | July 18, 2014 | Dr. John H. Armstrong
    July 18, 2014 Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201 Craig Fugate, Administrator Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security 500 C Street SW Washington, DC 20472 Secretary Burwell and Administrator Fugate: The Florida Department of Health has received unconfirmed reports that the federal government is bringing unaccompanied minors from the border to Florida today. On July 17, we received unconfirmed information that dozens of children were being brought by plane into Miami on Friday. This same day, ABC news reported that "the federal government is so...
  • The List: The "Obama Amnesty Surge" file

    07/07/2014 4:40:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 7/7/2014 | Nachum
    Obama Amnesty SurgeThis file begins in late April/Early May 2014 as specific mention is made by the administration not to uphold US immigration law, leading to the massive surge of Illegal Aliens7/7/2014La Raza Brown Shirt Thugs Appear in Murrieta, CAStand Your Ground: Protesters Divert 3rd Round of Buses from MurrietaMurrieta Mayor: Feds Never Contacted Us About Dumping Illegals in Our CityMurrieta Residents Preparing for Riot Squads, Ready to 'Be Detained'Border Patrol Union Official Under Gag Order, Says No Agents Securing BorderAnalyst: 300 Border Agents in Corruption ProbeLetter: Illegal Aliens Who Exposed Border Patrol Agents to Scabies May Have Been Released...
  • Demonstration for a Special Session in Texas (Border Crisis)

    06/28/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT · by magna carta · 12 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | June 26,2014 | Liz Theiss
    Sovereignty loving patriots from Stop the Magnet joined with Overpasses SE- Texas to call for a Special Session since Governor Perry has never managed to successfully usher immigration enforcement bills through the legislature. The never-ending tide of primarily Central American OTM's (other than Mexicans) minors, many of whom are gang-bangers or cartel lackies, mothers with children and even unaccompanied toddlers will bring a huge strain on our Texas infrastructures and budgets.
  • Demonstrators Urge Perry to Call Special Session

    06/26/2014 5:52:28 PM PDT · by magna carta · 8 replies
    NewsFix ^ | June 26,2014 | NewsFix
    HOUSTON, TX – The recent flood of immigrants into South Texas has created a storm surge that has made its way to Houston. The call went out on social media to show up on the north street overpass at I-45 for a “Man the Overpass” demonstration. Organizers want Gov. Perry to call a special session of the legislature to address what they say is a “self-created humanitarian crisis.” Read more:
  • John Boehner Slams President Obama for ‘Taking a Nap’ on Iraq

    06/12/2014 4:48:41 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 12, 2014 1:16pm | John Parkinson
    As al Qaeda-linked terrorists wreak havoc across Iraq, House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on President Obama for ignoring the escalating crisis there, contending that the president has been “taking a nap” while the situation rapidly deteriorated. “It’s not like we haven’t seen over the last five or six months these terrorists moving in, taking control of Western Iraq. Now they’ve taken control of Mosul. They’re 100 miles from Baghdad,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said during a news conference at the Capitol. “And what’s the president doing? Taking a nap!” Earlier this year, on Jan. 9, Boehner publicly urged Obama to “maintain a...
  • Beef Prices Surge Most In A Decade As Food Inflation Soars

    03/19/2014 9:06:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/19/14 | tyler durden
    Just a month ago we warned that food inflation was on its way. Today we got the first confirmation that problems are on their way. While headline data washes away the nuance of what eating, sleeping, energy-using human-beings are paying month-in and month-out, the fact, as WSJ reports, that beef prices surged by almost 5% in February - the biggest change since Nov 2003 - means pinching consumers and companies pocketbooks that are still grappling with a sluggish economic recovery. "Things are definitely more expensive," exclaimed on mother of three, "I can't believe how much milk is. Chicken is crazy...
  • Right Wing’s Surge in Europe Has the Establishment Rattled

    11/09/2013 6:04:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 8, 2013 | ANDREW HIGGINS
    HVIDOVRE, Denmark — As right-wing populists surge across Europe, rattling established political parties with their hostility toward immigration, austerity and the European Union, Mikkel Dencker of the Danish People’s Party has found yet another cause to stir public anger: pork meatballs missing from kindergartens. A member of Denmark’s Parliament and, he hopes, mayor of this commuter-belt town west of Copenhagen, Mr. Dencker is furious that some day care centers have removed meatballs, a staple of traditional Danish cuisine, from their cafeterias in deference to Islamic dietary rules. No matter that only a handful of kindergartens have actually done so. The...
  • Where is the White House getting the money for ObamaCare’s “tech surge”?

    10/21/2013 5:22:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    hot air ^ | 10/21/13 | Allahpundit
    Sebelius told Congress this afternoon that she will indeed agree to testify about the O-Care rollout — just not this week, as she has a scheduling conflict. Here’s a question for her when she does via Byron York: How are they paying for this all-hands-on-deck salvage operation of, which even The One himself described as a “tech surge” in the Rose Garden today? I’m not asking that rhetorically, either. Appropriations can be very confusing; plenty of people watching the “defund” pageant play out assumed, I think, that a shutdown would mean choking off funding for ObamaCare until it was...
  • There Goes Iraq--Again, or: Depart in Haste, Repent at Leisure

    05/03/2013 2:49:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | May 3, 2013 | Paul Greenber
    This week's news from Iraq isn't good, though when has it ever been? Well, maybe during those exceptional times when Washington was paying close attention and American troops were being given the support and leeway to do their job right. Indeed, superlatively. As they can be given their head and led by field commanders like David Petraeus, a thoughtful leader who had prepared himself -- and our whole military culture -- for a new kind of warfare called counterinsurgency. Gen. Petraeus would later become a-cropper about a matter quite outside the military realm but all too common among the male...
  • Actions Speak Louder

    02/02/2013 2:17:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | | Paul Greenberg
    Washington continues to talk, but only talk, about the danger of Bashar al-Assad's increasingly desperate regime in Syria distributing its arsenal of high-tech or even nuclear weapons to terrorists throughout the Mideast. Meanwhile, the Israelis continue to act. Five years ago, they took out a nuclear reactor the Syrians were building without seeing any need to noise it about, realizing that action speaks louder than words -- and that much of the world, especially the Bush administration back then, would discreetly approve. This time the Israelis aren't saying anything official about what seems to have happened to a convoy of...
  • In Ohio, Romney pushes message of ‘big change’ - crowd "electric"

    10/25/2012 10:53:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2012 | Philip Rucker
    CINCINNATI — Mitt Romney assumed the mantle of change agent here Thursday, promising over and over again to bring “big change” to the White House as he opened a two-day campaign swing across the critical battleground of Ohio. .....Although Romney’s crowd of about 3,000 was smaller than many of the other rallies he has staged this week, the throng packed inside a Cincinnati warehouse was electric. Every time Romney spoke of “big change” — a phrase he used at least a half-dozen times — his supporters’ screams were nearly deafening, a sign of the growing enthusiasm among Republicans.....
  • Romney’s Rust Belt Surge Threatens Obama’s Firewall

    10/18/2012 8:13:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies ^ | Published October 18, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    “I hear Pittsburgh is very nice this time of year.” -- A senior Romney campaign staffer talking to Power Play about the strategy for the closing weeks of the campaign. Two weeks ago, Mitt Romney trailed in five Rust Belt battleground states by an average of 6.9 points in the Real Clear Politics Average of polls. This morning, his average deficit was just 3.2 points. While all 11 swing states have moved his direction since the Republican nominee’s boffo performance in his first debate with President Obama, Romney has seen the most significant improvement in the core column of the...
  • As Election Draws Near, Romney Crowds are Surging(AP)

    10/12/2012 5:07:51 PM PDT · by HannibalHamlinJr · 9 replies
    AP ^ | Oct 12, 2012 | Steve Peoples AP
    SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) -- The crowds tell the story. As Election Day nears, Mitt Romney is drawing large and excited throngs. Look to dusty Iowa cornfields, rain-soaked Virginia parks, the muddy fields of the Shelby County Fairgrounds, where a crowd of 9,500 - almost half of this western Ohio town - gathered among the barns and stables on a frigid October evening this week to glimpse the Republican presidential contender. "Where else would we want to be?" ...
  • Obama Campaign Tells Supporters: Steady On (Damage Control)

    10/10/2012 2:30:35 AM PDT · by HannibalHamlinJr · 9 replies
    NYTimes ^ | October 9, 2012 | By JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    A day after some national polls showed President Obama’s edge over Mitt Romney evaporating, he responded first thing on Tuesday with a new commercial featuring Big Bird of “Sesame Street” and Mr. Romney’s debate-night vow to cut financing for PBS. It did not exactly take flight ....
  • The Romney Surge: He delivers a "confident" foreign policy address as the polls get even better.

    10/09/2012 12:29:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/09/2012 | Rick Moran
    The world is slowly returning to its proper axis after being out of kilter for a while. San Francisco is once again the best team in the NFL. The Chicago Cubs lost 100 games. Hockey players are locked out, causing the fourth work stoppage in 20 years. NBC is the number one TV network again. Nucky Thompson [1] is back and is as slimy as ever. And Nicholas Brody [2] has also returned, teasing us with the prospect that he really isn’t an American terrorist, just some poor, misunderstood Muslim convert who may be the next vice president of...
  • Congressional Intelligence Leaders Say Taliban Has Grown In Strength Since 2010 Troop Surge

    05/06/2012 9:18:48 PM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    Daily Reporter ^ | May 06, 2012 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    The leaders of the congressional committees said Sunday they believed that the Taliban had grown stronger since President Barack Obama sent 33,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in 2010. The pessimistic report by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., challenges Obama's own assessment last week in his visit to Kabul that the "tide had turned" and that "we broke the Taliban's momentum." Feinstein and Rogers told CNN's "State of the Union" they aren't so sure. The two recently returned from a fact-finding trip to the region where they met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. "President Karzai believes...
  • PA is overdue for its second president as Santorum surges

    02/21/2012 5:41:39 PM PST · by writer33 · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Morning Call (Lehigh Valley, PA) ^ | 02/21/12 | Paul Carpenter
    How can it be that Pennsylvania, the state with the most precious historical legacy of all, has produced only one president? This is the land of Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin, the Declaration of Independence, George Washington crossing the Delaware, Valley Forge, the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights, the most pivotal battle in the Civil War, three cities that served as the nation's capital, etc. And the best we could do in 223 years is James Buchanan, widely considered to be one of worst presidents America ever had? Robert P. Casey Virginia has had eight presidents, including three...
  • Gingrich and Reagan (Newt's repeated personal insults of Reagan and his successful policies)

    01/25/2012 9:52:02 AM PST · by T. Jefferson · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | January 25, 2012 4:00 A.M. | Elliot Abrams
    In the increasingly rough Republican campaign, no candidate has wrapped himself in the mantle of Ronald Reagan more often than Newt Gingrich. “I worked with President Reagan to change things in Washington,” “we helped defeat the Soviet empire,” and “I helped lead the effort to defeat Communism in the Congress” are typical claims by the former speaker of the House. The claims are misleading at best. In the Reagan years I was an assistant secretary of state — Mr. Gingrich voted with the president regularly, but equally often spewed insulting rhetoric at Reagan, his top aides, and his policies to...
  • Obama deseves credit for the Iraq "surge"!

    01/23/2012 11:10:31 PM PST · by Frankusa · 9 replies
    No doubt about it, President Obama deseves credit for the Iraq "surge". The AP reported on Tuesday that, "Attacks in Iraq have 'surged' since the U.S. troops left. [Because Obama refused to leave a residual force of U.S. troops in Iraq.] More than 160 people have been killed since the beginning of the year." Clearly, Obama deseves credit for the "surge" in Iraq.....
  • Panetta said Bush living "in another world"?

    01/08/2012 3:35:44 PM PST · by Frankusa · 8 replies
    ... In November of 2011, the Washington Post reported that the Iranian government had mastered the critical steps needed to build a nuclear weapon after receiving assistance from foreign scientists. The Post went on to say: An intelligence update will be circulated among International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] members... It is expected to focus on Iran's alleged efforts towards putting radioactive material in a warhead and developing missiles... Julian Borger of the Guardian-UK reported in November of 2009: The UN's nuclear watchdog has asked Iran to explain evidence suggesting that Iranian scientists have experimented with an advanced nuclear warhead design......