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  • Terrorist Is Now a Biased Term. Journalists Should Stop Using It.

    07/13/2016 10:01:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    slate.com ^ | July 12, 2016 | Adam Ragusea
    All available evidence suggests that when Micah Johnson sniped police officers in downtown Dallas on Thursday, he intended it as a political act. During the ensuing standoff, he told police negotiators that he was angry about the recent apparently unwarranted killings of black men by police, and “stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,” according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown. Johnson could not have reasonably believed that he’d shoot enough cops to actually diminish the capacity of law enforcement agencies to unjustifiably kill black people. He did it to send a message, to arbitrarily terrorize cops...
  • Kasich: 'There’s no way I would team up with Donald Trump’

    03/15/2016 10:04:14 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 55 replies
    The Hill via Yahoo ^ | 3/15 | Yahoo
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) denied any interest in partnering with GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPoll: More than 1 in 4 Americans would consider leaving if Trump wins Dems: Trump's rise forcing GOP through 'stages of grief' Survey: Troops favor Trump and Sanders MORE as Ohio heads to the polls Tuesday in a primary that Kasich has said he must win to stay in the race. ADVERTISEMENTKasich argued that teaming with Trump is unnecessary as he will ultimately emerge as the Republican presidential standard-bearer. “I’m going to be the nominee because we’re going to win Ohio, we’re going to...
  • Stephen Miller: Kasich Pro-Amnesty Position Even More ‘Radical’ Than Hillary’s

    03/14/2016 3:04:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/14/16 | REBECCA MANSOUR
    Stephen Miller, the senior policy advisor for GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, told Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon on Monday that Ohio Governor John Kasich’s support for amnesty is more “radical” than even Hillary Clinton’s. “John Kasich has flown under the radar screen for months because he hasn’t been winning any states; he hasn’t been winning any delegates,” Miller said of the Republican candidate who is polling neck-in-neck with Trump in the crucial winner-take-all presidential primary in Ohio tomorrow. “Quietly he’s put together a string of statements on immigration so radical Jeb Bush’s face would turn a bright shade...
  • Slipknot Lead Singer finds Trump offensive.

    03/04/2016 4:37:35 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 37 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 3/4/2016
    Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor said last December that Donald Trump running for president was the worst thing he'd seen in pop culture in 2015. Now he tells Rolling Stone he's seen enough of the GOP candidate riling up "base, ugly bigotry and racism" that he's reached a breaking point. "The thing that bothered me was that people were taking Trump seriously," Taylor says Wednesday, during an interview about his new Beats 1 radio show on which freedom of speech was recently a talking point. "I'm not going to let that [racism] stand. I may have bullshitted myself into thinking we...
  • Paul Ryan 'Laughed Out Loud' At Donald Trump's 'Pay A Big Price' Threat

    03/03/2016 1:25:58 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 118 replies
    NPR ^ | 3 Mar 16 | Susan Davis
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said he "laughed out loud" at Donald Trump's Super Tuesday comment that the Wisconsin Republican would "pay a big price" if he couldn't work with him. "Sometimes, reality is stranger than fiction around here these days," Ryan told reporters at his weekly press conference. The speaker said he watched Trump's comments from his office. Trump did not elaborate on his Ryan comment. Ryan has publicly rebuked Trump twice during this presidential nomination contest. First, for calling for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S., and then this week for Trump's failure to distance himself quickly...
  • High Time For Mitt Romney To Just Split

    03/03/2016 5:45:06 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 92 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | March 3 | Adriana Cohen
    Two-time presidential loser and godfather of Obamacare Mitt Romney should stay on the sidelines. Go save somebody’s Olympic Games or tutor a budding venture capitalist. Anything other than delivering today’s sore-loser, Hail Mary address at the University of Utah. We don’t need Mitt’s views on the state of the Republican Party. Sorry, the panic attack is unbecoming and it’s a low blow for democracy. The voters have spoken and Donald Trump is the new face of the GOP. Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ben Carson or any of the dozen-plus candidates who have jockeyed for party leadership are gone. Take a...
  • Live video: Mitt Romney talks Trump, Republican party’s future

    03/03/2016 8:44:52 AM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 113 replies
    Fox News/CNN Wire ^ | March 3, 2016 | Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney thinks "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud" and that he's "playing the American public for suckers," according to prepared remarks provided by Romney to CNN. Romney, the party’s nominee in 2012, will urge Americans "to make the right choices" and not support the GOP front runner during a speech he'll give today at 11:30 a.m. ET at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics Forum.
  • Ridge, former homeland security chief, endorses Kasich

    02/22/2016 10:00:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2016 11:20 AM EST
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich has won the endorsement of Tom Ridge, a former director of homeland security and Pennsylvania governor. Ridge had been supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president since early 2015 and joined him on the campaign trail in South Carolina. ...
  • Is Donald Trump a Democratic secret agent? [So says ¡Yeb! ]

    12/11/2015 7:22:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/11/15 | Anthony Zurcher
    Republican leaders are currently thrashing about - holding secret meetings, issuing confidential memos and making public denunciations - as they approach a state of near panic over what Donald Trump is doing to their party. It's enough to make some believe that Mr Trump may not have the Republican establishment's best interests at heart. Could Donald Trump be a secret double-agent, sent by Democrats to destroy their party from within?Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who has borne the brunt of more than a few Trump barbs, seems to think there's a possibility."Maybe Donald negotiated a deal with his buddy Hillary...
  • Zuckerberg immigration group launches 2016 reform blitz

    12/02/2015 10:15:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    politico ^ | 12-1-2015 | ANNA PALMER
    The Mark Zuckerberg-backed group that spent tens of millions on a failed bid for immigration reform is reigniting its efforts for the 2016 election. Fwd.us is launching a multi-pronged campaign that could spend as much as $10 million over the next year on digital and TV ads, research and polling, according to plans first shared with POLITICO. The initiative includes an expansion of its ground operation into 12 states, focusing on presidential battlegrounds and targeted House seats held by Republicans. The push comes as GOP front-runner Donald Trump has campaigned on mass deportations and building a wall across the U.S.-Mexico...
  • Pope Francis: The world is near ‘suicide’ on climate change; ‘it’s now or never’

    11/30/2015 2:46:35 PM PST · by bkopto · 95 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 30, 2015 | Niraj Chokshi
    Environmental negotiators meeting in Paris should strike a climate change deal to save a world "at the limits of suicide," Pope Francis said on Monday. "I am not sure, but I can say to you 'now or never'," he told a group of reporters aboard the papal plane, en route home from Africa, according to Reuters. "Every year the problems are getting worse. We are at the limits. If I may use a strong word I would say that we are at the limits of suicide." The comments come at the start of a United Nations-sponsored environmental summit in Paris,...
  • Obama calls GOP rhetoric on Syrian refugees a ‘potent recruitment tool for ISIL’

    11/18/2015 4:27:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/17/15 | David Nakamura, Juliet Eilperin
    **SNIP** "I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric coming out of here in the course of this debate," Obama said during a news conference at a leadership summit here, using an acronym for the Islamic State. The president said that the group "seeks to exploit the idea that there's war between Islam and the West, and when you start seeing individuals in position of responsibility suggesting Christians are more worthy of protection than Muslims are in a war-torn land that feeds the ISIL narrative." Obama's sharp words, delivered during his stop...
  • PRO-TERROR ISLAMIST GROUP HONORS ISIS HOSTAGE KAYLA MUELLER FOR PROTESTING JEWS

    02/10/2015 2:31:27 PM PST · by FR_addict · 110 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Feb 10, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Kayla Mueller protested Israel for ISM. PalSolidarity reported: Today, 10th February, Kayla Mueller’s family confirmed she has been killed. Abdullah Abu Rahma, coordinator of the popular committee in the village of Bil’in where Kayla joined the protests, told ISM: “Kayla came to Palestine to stand in solidarity with us. She marched with us and faced the military that occupies our land side by side with us. For this, Kayla will always live in our hearts. We send all our support to her family and will continue, like Kayla, to work against injustice wherever it is.” Kayla Mueller volunteered with the...
  • Neil Young: Al Qaeda More Moral Than US Army Because of Smaller Carbon Footprint

    10/17/2014 9:13:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Neil Young tour buses If only the Nazis had pursued a smaller carbon footprint, Neil Young would have joined the party. He had to settle for joining the Green Nazis. In an interview with radio shock-jock Howard Stern, Canadian rocker Neil Young suggested a fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) is not worth the release of greenhouse gases from military vehicles.“And yet we are fighting what? ISIS…al-Qaeda. And we are fighting these wars against these organizations and their carbon footprint has got to be like 1% of our huge army and our navy and all of this stuff that...
  • cindy sheehan: pelosi, dem leadership reverse racists, only support obama because he is black

    10/01/2014 7:56:28 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 40 replies
    BreitbartTV ^ | September 30, 2014 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on NewsmaxTV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan said in 2005 Nancy Pelosi and top Democrat leaders in the House and Senate said to her face that if she helped them get elected they would end the wars completely, but now they have stopped supporting her even in light of President Barack Obama's escalation of drone attacks. Sheehan said the left anti war movement is being ignored by the democrats because they are "reverse racists" who are supporting Obama only because he is an African-American.
  • Girl, 11, shoots man attacking mother

    09/25/2014 7:26:57 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 21 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | September 24, 2014 | Jonathan Sutton
    An 11-year-old girl was called a hero by neighbors Wednesday after she used a handgun to shoot a man who was attacking her mother. About 4 a.m. Tuesday, Oklahoma City police were called to a home at 3308 SE 89 and found Brandy Moreno, who said she was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend, Leo Henry. Police said Henry broke into the house and began to attack Moreno until her daughter, Jayda Milsap, 11, shot Henry twice with a handgun. Henry tried to flee from the home after being shot and was found down the street, police said.
  • Bob Bergdahl now tweeting for more Guantanamo releases [Dad of kid who was released for Taliban]

    06/01/2014 7:08:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    twitchy ^ | 6/1/14
    Only hours after appearing at a press conference to give thanks for the freeing of his POW son in exchange for five top Taliban leaders, Bob Bergdahl returned to Twitter to promote a Guardian video in which family members lobby for the release of five Tunisians held at Guantanamo Bay. Earlier, Bergdahl had apparently deleted a tweet reading, “I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners.”
  • CIA, FBI agents dying for illegal junta in Ukraine

    05/19/2014 1:47:32 PM PDT · by mgist · 54 replies
    The US/CIA/NATO have stepped up their military operations and continue to actively wage their secret war in Ukraine against the Ukrainian people in an extremely dangerous poorly planned operation that is failing and carries with it the real threat of sparking off a full-fledged war, if not World War III, against an unwilling Russian Federation which continues to attempt to deal with the aggressive-in-your-face-threat to its security through diplomacy and peaceful means. The recent capture and killing of 25 CIA officers in Ukraine only shows the desperation of the US effort and the complete disregard for not only international law...
  • Kiev's army shoots at civilians, uses tanks, APCs in attack on Mariupol police HQ (VIDEO)

    05/09/2014 10:13:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    RT ^ | 5-9-2014 | RT/Various
    Kiev’s forces are using heavy weaponry and tanks in the eastern city of Mariupol to storm the local Interior Ministry building, where police have barricaded inside. After residents began flocking to the scene, Kiev fighters opened fire on civilians. There are conflicting reports about the killed and injured. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said that about 20 anti-Kiev activists were killed and four more were taken captive, according to a statement posted on Interior Minister Arsen Avakov’s Facebook page. However, according to Donetsk authorities, three people have been killed and 25 injured, RIA Novosti cited the Donetsk region council's press service...
  • Has anyone wondered...how did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • Crist: ObamaCare has been ‘great’

    03/09/2014 11:53:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 9, 2014 | Keith Laing
    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) said Sunday that President Obama’s controversial healthcare law has been “great” for residents of his state. Crist has sharply criticized the healthcare law in the past. But the former Republican governor and 2008 GOP vice-presidential short-lister is running for his old post this year as a Democrat this year. Crist said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he would have no problem running on the healthcare bill, which is known colloquially as ObamaCare, as he seeks to regain his former office. “I don’t think so at all,” Crist said when...
  • Charlie Crist invokes Jeb Bush on condition of GOP

    02/06/2014 10:14:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/16 | Dana Davidsen
    Charlie Crist, the Republican-turned-Democrat who is running for governor in Florida, echoed former Gov. Jeb Bush in describing what he characterizes as an extremist turn in the GOP. "I think I'll quote Jeb Bush. He said it better than I ever could. Today's Republican Party, at least the leadership, is perceived as being anti-women, anti-minority, anti-immigrant, anti-education, anti-gay couples, anti-environment," Crist said Wednesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Live." "Pretty soon, there's nobody left in the room," he added. A potential 2016 presidential candidate, Jeb Bush, who preceded Crist as governor of Florida, has said the GOP needs to alter a...
  • A first for me.. I need HELP, a free virus, pop-up, removal, protection..

    01/01/2014 10:42:51 AM PST · by carlo3b · 91 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | Jan. 1 2014 | Carlo3b
    I am so sorry to take up space with such a stupid question, but my grandkids used my laptop, and computer over the Hollidays and must have picked up some tragic viruses on both of my computers.. I have downloaded Ccleaner, and Sophos Virus Remover, and some registry cleaner, but I still have problems with Pop-up, and slow.. HELP PLEASE!
  • Woman Featured in Obamacare Ad Forced to Cancel Employees' Insurance

    11/26/2013 6:52:23 AM PST · by Qbert · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2013 | JOHN NOLTE
    CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose sets up the segment with the words that should put a chill down the spine of every American, "CBS News is learning that another promise by the government isn't holding up. Some who get their insurance through work are losing their coverage." Eight Americans already feeling the sting of that broken promise work for Nancy Clark, a small business owner in New Hampshire who was featured in a White House online ad promoting ObamaCare. "The healthcare law is about me. It's NancyCare," Clark gushes. Reality intruded last month when her insurance company boosted premiums by...
  • Woman nearly faints in Rose Garden

    10/21/2013 10:03:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2013 | Justin Sink
    A beneficiary of President Obama's signature healthcare law standing behind the president during his speech Monday in the Rose Garden nearly fainted toward the end of his remarks. Karmel Allison, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes according to information provided by the White House, began holding the hand of a woman standing next to her at the event and breathing deeply. Noticing the disruption, Obama halted his remarks to turn around, just as Allison appeared to be falling backward. Another event attendee braced her from behind while the president held her arm to prevent her from falling. A White...
  • The prop people Obama used today as examples of people helped by Obamacare look dodgy...

    10/21/2013 5:39:11 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 19 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | 10/21/13 | Bluegrass Pundit
    I researched the fainting lady Karmel Allison. She is listed by the White house as “prospective ACA beneficiary.” “Karmel Allison was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was nine years old,” a White House description read. “She has stayed on the same insurance ever since, despite constantly rising costs, for fear she would not be able to find a plan that would cover her due to her pre-existing condition. Allison recently began researching her options on CoveredCA and has publically described her experience as finally feeling equal to others, including her young and healthy husband, when it comes to...
  • Rodman Describes Kim Jong-un's '7-Star' Lifestyle (North Korea)

    10/20/2013 10:40:12 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 20 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 10/21/2013 | Chosun Ilbo
    Former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman has spoken to a tabloid newspaper about the luxury lifestyle he shared with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during his visits. Rodman's September visit to North Korea was his second since February. Rodman said he spent seven days on Kim's private island, partying, jet skiing and horse riding and saw an array of big yachts there. "It's like going to Hawaii or Ibiza, but he's the only one that lives there," Rodman told the Sun. "He likes people to be happy around him." "He's got 50 to 60 around him all the time -- just...
  • Chelsea Clinton puts her religious roots to academic use as she lands new job as 'multifaith'

    05/21/2013 10:47:40 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/21/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    full title.....Chelsea Clinton puts her religious roots to academic use as she lands new job as 'multifaith' leader at New York University Chelsea Clinton, who is a member of the United Methodist Church, has landed a new job at New York University as co-founder and co-chair of its brand-new 'multifaith initiative,' Of Many Institute. The 33-year-old's role, which is yet to be formerly announced, will aim to develop multifaith dialogue and 'support a new generation of religious and civic leaders who. . . [will] reach across faith boundaries to solve social problems together,' explains the NYU website.
  • Sen. Al Franken Wants to Hear Your AR-15 Story!

    03/04/2013 5:23:12 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    cheaper than dirt ^ | 3-1-13 | Dave Dolbee
    Although the competition was fierce for the top spot as the most absurd democrat at the hearing, I would have to say Sen. Al Franken bested the highly competitive field. Now don’t get me wrong, gun control is not a Republican or Democrat issue, but the lunatics running the asylum on this issue are solidly democrat. Al Franken used his time in front of the camera to say he had never heard of a single circumstance where a civilian had ever used an AR-15 for self-defense.
  • Former Hostage Back in Beirut, Willing to Meet Captors (Terry Waite)

    02/17/2004 3:15:14 AM PST · by Prodigal Son · 6 replies · 138+ views
    Reuters via ABC ^ | February 17, 2004 | Lin Noueihed
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Terry Waite, back in Lebanon for the first time since he was freed from years of captivity at the hands of Islamic militants, says he would gladly meet his erstwhile kidnappers. "I wouldn't mind meeting with them at all," the former Church of England envoy said on arrival at Beirut airport. "I'm sure that they have changed, that they have grown and developed, just as much as I have." Waite, who had helped free Western hostages held by extremists in Libya, Iran and Lebanon, came to Lebanon in 1987 to negotiate more releases. Accused of being a...
  • Biden to table of Greek men: “I’m Joe Bidenopoulos”

    08/31/2012 12:16:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2012 | AllahPundit
    There are two categories of Biden idiocies, the ones that are genuinely offensive ("They gon' put y'all back in chains") and the ones that aren't really offensive but would certainly be treated that way if he was a Republican. This one is a category two, I think, although admittedly the line is fine. If he went up to a table of Italian men and called himself "Joe Bidini," that's probably okay. If he went up to a table of Jewish men and called himself "Joe Bidenstein," a little dodgier. If he went up to a table of Chinese men and...
  • How to Use the Online Call Tool on BarackObama.com

    08/21/2012 9:17:48 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-21-2012 | Obama Campaign
    If anyone at Free Republic has a change of heart, here's how to sign up anonymously using social media to make calls on behalf of the Obama campaign. If you know what I mean? ;)
  • Do I ignore or do I do what he does?

    07/19/2012 10:09:05 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 64 replies
    I sick of this obama tool relative of mine. In the last 3 months he has been flooding his facebook account with pro obama, anti conservative, anti libertarian, anti constitution, pro socialism, anti religion, pro gay military, anti capitalism, quasi commie sympathetic bullshit. I'm on the verge of de-friending him. My extended family is of very diverse political beliefs. We generally do not talk about politics much because of this, unless we are certain everyone within earshot is of like politics. Yet this little peon thinks its time to break the age old family mores and go all out for...
  • For Obama, bin Laden killing becomes campaign tool (not Moochelle's vacations)

    04/27/2012 6:29:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 4/27/12 | BEN FELLER
    For Obama, bin Laden killing becomes campaign toolBy BEN FELLER AP White House Correspondent Apr 27, 6:01 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- The killing of Osama bin Laden, first presented as a moment of national unity by President Barack Obama, has become something else: a political weapon. **SNIP** The broader goal for Obama, whether through campaign web videos or the trappings of the White House, is not to just to remind voters of an enormous victory on his watch. It is to maximize a political narrative that he has the courage to make tough calls that his opponent might not.
  • My Son is Learning How to Install Ceramic and Quarry Tile. Any Tool Brand Recommendations?

    04/10/2012 6:07:51 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 44 replies
    04.10.12 | chickensoup
    My Son is Learning How to Install Ceramic and Quarry Tile. Any Tool Brand Recommendations? I am providing him with tools of the trade. He needs a wet saw that will hold up for a number of installations. Tile guys out there?
  • Carry a Knife – Save a Life

    03/14/2012 7:02:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2012 | Knife Rights
    Gilbert, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- Quick thinking and a one-hand opening knife saved a construction worker recently, as posted by “Seth” on BladeForums.com. Below is his post (edited for readability) “I work in construction, mostly in copper fabrication and seamless gutters, but also a bit of everything. Last Friday, I was helping a co-worker do some roofing, We were installing Permaclad sheets, a very typical roof setup here, galvanized 26 guage steel sheets with a U-panel design. The roof was somewhat steep, but it was dry and we had decent traction. The sheets were 18 feet long x 3 feet wide. I...
  • In Tennessee, Romney Recites 'Davy Crockett' Theme

    03/05/2012 1:48:55 PM PST · by Fred · 57 replies
    Mitt Romney, campaigning in Tennessee today, recited lyrics to "The Ballad of Davy Crockett." TN "Remember the song?" Romney said. "'Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, greenest state in the land of the free, raised in the woods so he knew every tree, and he killed himself a bear when he was only three.'" Watch the video here. Romney might have done better to recite the lyrics to "Rocky Top," one of Tennessee's nine official state songs and always a crowd favorite.
  • Gingrich: Life Doesn't Begin at Conception Because That Would 'Open Up ... Very Difficult Questions'

    12/04/2011 2:29:55 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 205 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/4/11 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    In an interview with ABC News on Friday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he believes that human life does not begin at conception but at "implantation and successful implantation" because if you say life begins at conception "you're going to open up an extraordinary range of very difficult questions." Gingrich also said that his "friends" who take "ideological positions" that human life does begin at conception "don't then follow through on the logic of" that postion. Gingrich's statement was criticized by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who like Gingrich is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, and by commentaries posted on...
  • Gingrich’s Definition of Human Life Avoids Pro-Life Questions

    12/02/2011 5:58:23 PM PST · by Fred · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 120211 | Gerard Nadal
    News today that presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich believes that life begins at implantation does not come as a great surprise. Other pro-life denizens of Capitol Hill, such as elected officials Connie Mack and Orin Hatch have also stated that the embryo is not human until it’s in the womb. Having recently covered this topic on when a human life begins, I’d like to probe deeper into the thoughts of Mr. Gingrich and extend to him an invitation to a cordial dialogue on this issue. A telling remark made by Mr. Gingrich sheds light on...
  • Gingrich Redux?

    11/15/2011 2:14:39 PM PST · by Fred · 61 replies
    NRO ^ | 111511 | Katrina Trinko
    Newt Gingrich is winning over Republicans. Over the past few months, the former House speaker has charmed primary voters one debate at a time. The once underdog — dismissed as a has-been when he first announced his run and the laughingstock of the race after he accumulated $1 million in debt this summer and was abandoned by almost his entire political team — has compellingly mixed historical insight, warmth toward his fellow GOP candidates, and rancor toward the media into a formula that has propelled him to the top of the polls. But is Gingrich the savior the GOP has...
  • Newt Gingrich is no conservative

    11/14/2011 10:08:40 PM PST · by Fred · 110 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 111411 | Gene Healy
    Has it really come to this? Newt Gingrich as the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney? That's what many in the punditocracy have proclaimed as the former speaker of the House has surged recently in the polls. Yet a look at his record reveals that Newt is hardly the "anti-Mitt" -- he's Mitt Romney with more baggage and bolder hand gestures. Every Gingrich profile proclaims that he's a dazzling "ideas man," a "one-man think tank." It seems that, if you clamor long enough about "big ideas," people become convinced you actually have them. But most of Gingrich's policy ideas over the...
  • Herman Cain’s inappropriate comment revealed?

    11/03/2011 7:42:33 PM PDT · by Fred · 75 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 110311 | RS Cain
    ***UPDATED*** The Iowa radio host Steve Deace revealed on October 3rd and awkward comment that Herman Cain made while at his radio station. Via Des Moines Register: On Monday, Deace posted a message on his Facebook page that Cain had “said things to both of my female staffers that at best are professionally awkward if not inappropriate over the last several months.” …
  • New MSNBC contributor Meghan McCain: Newt Gingrich is ‘sexist,’ ‘disgusting’ [VIDEO]

    11/02/2011 4:59:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-11-02 | Jeff Poor
    (snip) “I think he’s delusional,” McCain said. “And him calling me clueless I think is so sexist and disgusting and lame and a really offhanded remark … that he’s making towards me. And I think it’s ridiculous. Any polls that he’s reading, if you were seriously running for president, you wouldn’t be taking vacations to Greece during the middle of your campaign trail. I think he has a lot of other issues that all of us are very well aware of. And I would bet my career he’s not going to be our next nominee.” (snip)
  • Obama uses executive orders as a political tool

    11/01/2011 8:38:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 1, 2011 | Tom Cohen
    President Barack Obama is crafting his own laws of political physics these days, insisting that inaction by a divided Congress requires White House action in order to get something done. A campaign labeled "We Can't Wait" pushes unilateral directives and programs from the White House as the only way to push ahead on the president's agenda when a do-nothing Congress fails to act.
  • The GOP and Global Warming

    10/20/2011 4:39:44 PM PDT · by bkopto · 32 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | June 4, 2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," Mitt Romney told a crowd supporters at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors." Immediately the "See! He's a RINO emails" began to flow in, but Romney is just saying what every serious GOP contender will have to say, and what the best voice conservatives have on the subject, AEI's Steven Hayward says. (Here's a recent Weekly Standard piece from Hayward that updates the surveys...
  • Roger, would you PLEASE fire that idiot Gretchen yesterday?

    08/04/2011 3:57:11 AM PDT · by CalvaryJohn · 41 replies
    Gretchen, bless her pea pickin' heart. I'm sure her momma loves her. She needs to find a job on CNN Morning or somewhere else her positive views on the wealth tax would be better received. This is re her segment with Stuart Varney just now.
  • McCain flunks Made in America 101

    03/06/2011 7:58:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2011-03-07 | Rebecca Stewart
    Washington (CNN)-GOP Sen. John McCain is in need of a tech lesson. In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," the senator from Arizona said that iPads and iPhones are "built in the United States of America." But every techie knows that they are, in fact, built in China. McCain touted free trade agreements during the interview and voiced his agreement with President Obma that "innovation is the key to us being able to restore our economy." And though the designs for the iPad and iPhone are home grown in California, the actual manufacturing takes place overseas, in China. "I think...
  • Greenspan Calls for Repeal of All the Bush Tax Cuts

    08/07/2010 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Grim · 60 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8/6/2010 | SEWELL CHAN
    Alan Greenspan, the former Fed chairman, supported the Bush tax cuts originally but with warnings that he said were ignored. It was not enough, it seems, for Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman and a self-described lifelong Republican libertarian, to call for stringent government regulation of giant banks, as he did a few months ago. Now Mr. Greenspan is wading into the most fierce economic policy debate in Washington — what to do with the tax cuts adopted, in large part because of his implicit backing, under President George W. Bush — with a position not only contrary to...
  • Obama plans to ask for tool similar to line-item veto to cut spending

    05/08/2010 10:55:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 886+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/8/10 | Walter Alarkon
    President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for a tool similar to a line-item veto that would let him single out new spending for cuts. The president will send to the Hill before the Memorial Day recess a proposal for "enhanced rescission authority," under which he could propose cuts to a spending measure within 45 days after signing it into law, an administration official said. Congress would then have to vote on the president's cuts as a package that couldn't be amended, the official said. The line-item veto sought by past presidents would have let them strip specific items from...
  • McCain: Bipartisanship largely dead the rest of this Congress

    04/30/2010 7:29:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 600+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-04-30 | Michael O'Brien
    Bipartisanship in Washington is largely dead this Congress, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Friday. After warning in March that Republicans wouldn't cooperate on legislation for the rest of this year, a claim he had subsequently backed off, McCain said bipartisanship was "for all intents and purposes," dead. "I would say that, largely so," McCain said of whether bipartisanship was dead this Congress during an interview with the conservative Newsmax magazine. "There are certain areas where we can work together," McCain added, pointing to his work on the Armed Services Committee. "But for all intents and purposes, yes."