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  • Left spin cycle: Cruz and Rubio aren't, you know… Latino Latino

    02/06/2016 3:08:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’re having ourselves an historic presidential campaign in case you hadn’t noticed. Sure, we’ve only had one state vote so far, but a new record has been set. We now have not one, but two Hispanic candidates who have received more votes and more delegates than any other in the history of presidential primaries. This is a truly great day for diversity and the future of the American melting pot. Or at least it would be if either of them had been Democrats. Sadly, the Party of the Donkey is running two very white senior citizens so the groundbreaking nature...
  • NYT Column: Cruz & Rubio Not Really Latino Because Not Liberal

    02/04/2016 4:30:00 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 4, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Your last name could be Cruz or Rubio but unless you pass the stringent political tests of certain self-appointed gatekeepers, you are not authentically Latino. One such gatekeeper is RobertoSuro who wrote in a New York Times column that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio can't be considered to really be Latino because they do not subscribe to liberal identity politics. Suro details how both Cruz and Rubio have failed his political test of being what he considers to be a true Latino:
  • Most embarrassing Republican Presidential debate intro, ABC screws up! (Trump, pure class!)

    Trump walks slowly and stands by Carson and doesn't move till Carson is called.
  • Washington Post Columnist Accuses Ted Cruz Of Using “Anti-Semitic Dog Whistle”

    02/06/2016 3:27:37 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 33 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Streiff
    The Washington Post’s one-man Fifth Column, Dana Milbank, is at it again. Apparently, he has been shadowing Ted Cruz’s campaign. Unable to come up with anything substantive, what he’s produced is one of the most juvenile screeds ever to appear in any major newspaper: "When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump’s “New York values,” it wasn’t entirely clear what he was implying. This week we got a clue: For Cruz, “New York” is another way of saying “Jewish.” At an event in New Hampshire, Cruz, the Republican Iowa caucuses winner, was asked about campaign money he and...
  • The utter nastiness of Ted Cruz (and the utter ZOT-ness of the moron who posted this)

    02/06/2016 3:21:58 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 92 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/05/2016 | Dana Milbank
    When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump‘s "New York values," it wasn‘t entirely clear what he was implying. This week we got a clue: For Cruz, "New York" is another way of saying "Jewish." At an event in New Hampshire, Cruz, the Republican Iowa caucuses winner, was asked about campaign money he and his wife borrowed from Goldman Sachs. Cruz, asserting that Trump had "upward of $480 million of loans from giant Wall Street banks," said: "For him to make this attack, to use a New York term, it‘s the height of chutzpah." Cruz, pausing for laughter...
  • Tracking poll: Trump, Sanders continue to lead ahead of New Hampshire primary

    02/06/2016 1:58:55 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 02/06/2016 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have held onto significant leads in the final days before the New Hampshire primary, according to the Saturday results of a Umass Lowell/7 News tracking poll. Trump’s biggest challenge comes from Senator Marco Rubio, whose post-Iowa surge seems to have stalled at 14 percent in the tracking poll’s latest results. Senator Ted Cruz follows in third, at 13 percent. He’s ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich (10 percent), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (10 percent), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (4 percent), Dr. Ben Carson (3 percent), and Carly Fiorina (3 percent).
  • Anti-Trump super-PAC’s secret weapon: John McCain

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

    02/06/2016 10:46:09 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    GOP establishment hacks from TrumpQuestions.com sent out thousands of Anti-Trump flyers this week attacking the Republican frontrunner in New Hampshire. TrumpQuestions.com is an offshoot of Our Principles PAC.Our Principles PAC is an anti-Donald Trump super PAC founded by Katie Packer, a former aide to Mitt Romney‘s 2012 presidential campaign. The super PAC has sent mailers and aired television ads in Iowa criticizing Trump’s policies. The super PAC operates OurPinciples.com and TrumpQuestions.com.The GOP hacks are trying to smear Trump as anti-gun in their most recent flyers.** Donald Trump is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. The anti-Trump PAC is hoping...
  • Trump says Jews won't vote for him because they can't control him with their money [Can't take a jok

    12/04/2015 7:50:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 268 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/04/2015 | Ed Straker
    Donald Trump, speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), repeatedly said that Jews won't vote for him because, since he isn't accepting donations, they will not be able to control him with their money. “You are not going to support me even though you know I am the best thing that could happen for Israel. I know why you are not going to support me. You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money,” Trump told a full auditorium of Jewish donors and Republican Jewish supporters. “You want to control your own politicians.” This plays into...
  • HUNDREDS of Protesters Carry “TRUMP IS RIGHT” Signs at First PEGIDA Rally in England

    02/06/2016 11:38:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 6,2016 | Jim Hoft
    HUNDREDS of Supporters took part in the first PEGIDA rally in Birmingham, England on Saturday. https://mobile.twitter.com/BreitbartLondon/status/696032870872326144/photo/1
  • We Join Ken Cuccinelli In Asking Rand Paul Supporters To Vote For Ted Cruz

    02/05/2016 8:44:01 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 32 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/5/2016 | CHQ Staff
    Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli has issued an appeal to Rand Paul supporters to vote for Ted Cruz now that Senator Paul is out of the race for president, and it is an appeal that we wholeheartedly endorse and invite our liberty-minded friends to accept. As Cuccinelli noted in a letter to Senator Paul’s supporters, “Rand has been the most passionate defender of civil liberties and personal privacy – not just in the U.S. Senate, but anywhere in government today.” Ted Cruz and Rand PaulWe agree. Cuccinelli went on to respectfully suggest that when it comes to protecting...
  • Rand Paul’s departure is good for Ted Cruz in New Hampshire

    02/04/2016 6:44:23 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 3, 2016 | Eric Levenson
    Rand Paul's loss looks to be Ted Cruz's gain in New Hampshire. With polling averages in the low single digits, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul dropped out of the presidential primary on Wednesday morning. And analysis of recent polling data suggests his libertarian-leaning supporters will move toward Cruz, the brash U.S. senator from Texas. "Cruz has a libertarian streak as well," said Dante Scala, an associate professor of political science at University of New Hampshire. “His big concern is to build a bridge between...
  • Rand Paul Aide Blames Trump For Failed Presidential Bid

    02/03/2016 7:30:43 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/03/2016 | Casey Harper
    A top staffer for Sen. Rand Paul’s campaign said Wednesday that Donald Trump was a key reason for Paul’s failed presidential bid. Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced Wednesday morning that he was dropping out of the race for the White House after a poor performance at the Iowa Caucuses. Paul’s Chief Strategist Doug Stafford led a conference call with reporters Wednesday morning where he said Trump sucked the “oxygen out of the room,” making it nearly impossible for Paul to get his message out.
  • Top Rand Paul Super PAC Donor Endorses Ted Cruz

    02/03/2016 3:24:03 PM PST · by libbylu · 18 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/3/16 | CR Wire
    A top donor to Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign announced he is now backing Ted Cruz for President. Scott Banister is an American entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder of IronPort and a board member of PayPal. In 2015 he donated $3 million to a Super PAC supporting Rand Paul. - See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com
  • Rand Paul is a True Republican

    02/03/2016 8:55:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | February 3, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    I've knocked around Rand Paul quite a lot over the last year-plus, and I think most or all if it was well-deserved (I've also, it should be noted, praised him a few times as well, when he deserved it). But Paul's decision to drop out of the race today (before New Hampshire) in order to help unify the party to defeat Trump, shows that he, like Scott Walker, is a true Republican who believes in conservative principles, and for that he should be commended. See, there are two types of people who call themselves Republicans. The first are those who...
  • Ron Paul: Ted Cruz is no libertarian [truth is, libertarians in Iowa stood with Ted]

    02/05/2016 11:14:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | February 5, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Now that Rand Paul is out of the race for the White House his father Ron Paul, who ran in 2008 and 2012, isn't impressed by Ted Cruz's attempts to pick up the "free market" libertarian banner. "You take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz - they think he's for the free market, and [in reality] he's owned by Goldman Sachs. I mean, he and Hillary have more in common than we would have with either Cruz or Trump or any of them so I just don't think there is much picking," Paul said of the Texas...
  • Tuesday’s New Hampshire Primary Will Be First With Voter ID Law In Place

    02/05/2016 1:54:20 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    WBUR ^ | Feb. 4, 2016 | Zeninjor Enwemeka
    This year's presidential primary is the first in which New Hampshire's voters will be required to show identification before they can cast their ballots ... When New Hampshire voters go to the polls Tuesday for the first presidential primary of the 2016 race, they will have to do something new. This year's presidential primary is the first in which the state's voters will be required to show identification before they can cast their ballots. Before the state's new voter ID law went into effect in 2013, voters could just give their name and address, get checked off the roll, and...
  • Ted Cruz's Stunning Victory Over Iowa's Ethanol Cartel

    02/05/2016 1:30:16 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 | Shikha Dalmia
    If Donald Trump is the Tony Soprano of American politics, Ted Cruz is a less-affable version of Mr. Haney from Green Acres (Ok - not quite, but sort of! Do feel free to say, H&R readers, which movie character is a better fit with Cruz). But the only thing cleverer than Cruz's impression of Inigo Montoya in Princess Bride (and not the least because it irritates Billy Crystal and the insufferably self-righteous Mandy Patinkin so much) is the campaign strategy he devised in Iowa to defeat the ethanol cartel and win the primary, I note in my column at The...
  • “Significant Immigrant Populations from Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13

    02/05/2016 2:10:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2016
    A major bust involving the nation's most violent street gang reveals that the criminal enterprise--known as Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13--continues to be energized with new recruits provided by the steady flow of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. through Mexico. The affiliation between gangs and the hordes of Central American illegal immigrants who continue invading the U.S. is a story Judicial Watch has been reporting for more than a year. The Obama administration calls them Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and tries to portray them as innocent, desperate kids fleeing violence and famine in their homeland. The reality is much different,...
  • Bombshell: Obama to cut border surveillance in half

    02/05/2016 11:30:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 81 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is planning to cut 50 percent of the budget for aerial surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border, agents revealed at a congressional hearing Thursday. In an effort to understand why DHS is cutting funding, Texas's Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, wrote a bi-partisan letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. "Any decrease in aerial observation is not only imprudent, but contradicts the very mission of border security enforcement," the letter states. The lawmakers' letter also asks for detailed information about the reduction aerial-based border security, also known as Operation Phalanx. Abbott and...
  • Republican Race Tightens Nationally; Clinton Still Solid (PPP Poll)

    02/04/2016 8:24:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | February 4, 2016 | Staff
    PPP’s newest national poll finds the race on the Republican side tightening considerably in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise loss in Iowa on Monday night. Trump’s lead has fallen to just 4 points- he’s at 25% to 21% each for Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, 11% for Ben Carson, 5% each for Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and the now departed Rand Paul, 3% each for Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina, and 1% for Jim Gilmore. Rick Santorum had literally zero supporters on our final poll including him.
  • Houston rapper shot inside Wonderland strip club restroom overnight

    02/05/2016 8:05:52 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2-5-2016 | Craig Hlavaty
    Houston Police are investigating a shooting early Friday inside the bathroom at an area gentleman’s club involving a local rapper. According to reports from witnesses at the scene, the victim was in the restroom of Wonderland Gentlemen's Club in the 5600 block of Hillcroft Avenue when a suspect shot him four times. The suspect then fled the scene, firing more shots in the parking lot. That suspect got away. Once the shots rang out, others inside the club apparently ran out, and in the confusion a description of the suspect was not possible. The shooting victim was taken to Ben...
  • Texas: Shut Down Sharia! “No One Trumps American Law!”

    02/05/2016 5:34:05 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/3/2016 | Tim Brown
    Clearly, America was built on Christian principles, not Islamic ones. History testifies to this despite the claims of Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah and his criminal administration. Yet, it appears that Texas is leading the way in standing against the Islamic invasion that is taking center stage in America. While Texas became the home front of Obama's former Homeland Security advisor and Islamic imam, Mohamed Elibiary, it has also become a testing ground for Islamic Sharia. Not only has the director of the Houston chapter of Hamas-CAIR (Counsel on American-Islamic Relations), Mustafaa Carroll declared, "If we are practicing Muslims, we...
  • Firefighters Slam Ted Cruz For Claiming To Be Their Champion While Opposing 9/11 Health Bill

    02/04/2016 8:24:46 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 109 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 2/3/16 | Amanda Terkel
    A powerful firefighters union went after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Wednesday for claiming to be their defender and champion in his Iowa caucuses victory speech. "What Ted Cruz did the other night in his Iowa victory speech is disgusting," said Harold Schaitberger, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters. "He said he embraces fire fighters and the dangerous work they do, says he's our friend and calls himself a great patriot. But when it came time to actually have the backs of fire fighters across the U.S., he was AWOL. Cruz is the worst kind of politician who will...
  • Police report: Johnny Manziel's ex claims he struck her 'several times'

    02/04/2016 5:53:50 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2-4-2016 | Matt Young
    <p>Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend told Fort Worth police the NFL quarterback struck her "several times" and appeared to be "on some kind of drugs" during an altercation last weekend, according to a Fort Worth Police Department report.</p> <p>The alleged assault occurred in Manziel's Dallas hotel room in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 30.</p>
  • Federal Corruption Case Snares Leaders of South Texas City

    02/04/2016 4:36:57 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 33 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 2-4-16 | The Oklahoman
    Federal corruption case snares leaders of South Texas city Published: February 4, 2016 DALLAS (AP) — Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed "Mr. T." Crystal City's mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen and a former councilman were all arrested under an indictment obtained by the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney said. A second councilman is already charged...
  • New Hampshire poll: Trump on top, Rubio in second: Trump 29, Rubio 18, Cruz 13, Kasich 12

    02/04/2016 2:29:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/04/2016 | By Jennifer Agiesta,
    Donald Trump continues to hold a wide lead among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/WMUR tracking poll, with the pack vying for second place is beginning to break up. Behind Trump's field-leading 29% support, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio climbs to second place with 18% following his strong third place finish in Iowa, followed by Ted Cruz (13%) and John Kasich (12%) in a near-tie for third. Jeb Bush holds fifth place at 10%, a hair behind Cruz and Kasich, with Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina well behind at 4% each. The fight for second...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Disqualify Marco Rubio for Lying About Amnesty in Spanish

    02/04/2016 2:59:01 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Phyllis Schlafly, architect of the modern conservative movement and tireless opponent of mass immigration, says GOP hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% should be disqualified from the race for dishonestly saying one thing about amnesty in English and another in Spanish. "If Jeb's candidacy falters despite the $114 million he raised, the establishment's next choices, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, have basically similar views," she wrote in her Monday World Net Daily column: Kasich said the 12 million illegals should be "legalized once we find out who they are," and Rubio said Obama's executive amnesty "can't be terminated...
  • Trump: Politicians are 'full of s---'

    02/04/2016 1:41:04 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-4-2016 | Bradford Richardson
    February 4, 2016 Trump: Politicians are 'full of s---' by Bradford Richardson Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't want to be politically incorrect, but he can't stop himself from saying politicians are "full of sh*t." "These people - I'd like to use really foul language," Trump said at a rally in Exeter, N.H. "I won't do it. I was going to say they're really full of sh*t. But I won't say that." "No, it's true. It's true. I won't say it. I won't say it. But they are," he added. "But I won't say that because it's too...
  • Cruz Caught in the Act

    02/04/2016 2:03:05 PM PST · by AdaGray · 141 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | February 3, 2016 | Sundance
    Explosive Audio Surfaces – Cruz Campaign Telling Iowa Precinct Captains Carson Had Dropped Out of Race…
  • [Twitter Report] Breitbart Sitting on Anti-Cruz Story till After NH Vote

    02/04/2016 1:03:54 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 321 replies
    Breitbart Twitter ^ | 02/04/2016 | Twitter
    Two days ago Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos and Allum Bokhari (the latter's twitter page linked up above) began teasing an "Explosive" Cruz scandal that was supposed to post imminently on Breitbart.com. According to Allum Bokhari, it would reveal the 'true face' of Ted Cruz and would be "much worse" than the Ben Carson-fraud fiasco currently ongoing. When asked if it would destroy the Cruz campaign, Allum replied he "couldn't say for sure." When asked about the initial delay, he replied that Breitbart is being very careful with the information due to its seriousness, but that the "wait was worth it." At...
  • Kitchen sink time: NH foes slam Rubio as an unelectable “lightweight” career politician

    02/04/2016 1:38:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Thought you’d want to see what’s flying around New England and online today as Bush, Cruz, Kasich, and Christie (but not Trump, oddly) empty the chamber at Rubio to try to deny him another momentum-boosting showing in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Four clips for you below, in order: A new ad from a pro-Cruz Super PAC comparing the “lightweight” to Peter Pan; a “Rubio = Obama” compilation clip being touted by Kasich advisor John Weaver; a snippet from MSNBC this morning of Christie hinting that Rubio’s no-exceptions position on abortion makes him unelectable; and an interview with Jeb Bush...
  • New presidential poll shows Cruz leading Trump 30-25 in Texas

    02/04/2016 1:43:34 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 28, 2016 | Tom Benning
    Jan 28, 2016AUSTIN - Ted Cruz leads a new presidential primary poll in Texas, just over a month before the U.S. senator will face his home-state voters in the much-anticipated Super Tuesday contest. A KTVT-TV/Dixie Strategies survey released Thursday shows Cruz at 30 percent among likely GOP primary voters in Texas. He's followed by mogul Donald Trump at 25 percent, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 12 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 8 percent. That's a change from October, when the same pollsters said Cruz was trailing in Texas behind Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson....
  • Ted Cruz Will Get Crushed in New Hampshire

    02/04/2016 12:30:40 PM PST · by McGruff · 128 replies
    daily Beast ^ | February 4, 2015 | Tim Mak
    Republican operatives from inside and outside New Hampshire agree: Sen. Ted Cruz is all but doomed to finish below the top tier in the Granite State. The winning coalition Cruz put together in Iowa won't work in New Hampshire, they say, pointing to the fact New Hampshire has the second-lowest rate of church attendance in the country. So the edge that Cruz had among evangelicals isn't particularly applicable there. "I would advise Cruz to skip New Hampshire and go to South Carolina. I believe you shouldn't compete anywhere where it's not a favorable battlefield to win," said Stuart Stevens, a...
  • Ted Cruz Is First To Sign U.S. Balanced Budget Amendment Pledge

    02/04/2016 11:58:25 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 44 replies
    Epic Times ^ | February 4, 2016
    LEESBURG, Va. - Republican Presidential candidate, Senator Ted Cruz, is the first to sign the U.S. Balanced Budget Amendment pledge to the citizens of the United States of America. His pledge is that he will "preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution including Article V which, in part, empowers two-thirds of the states to draft and the people in three-quarters of the states to ratify a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution." The U.S. federal government has run up a debt of over 19 trillion dollars, largely to underwrite past and present consumption using resources that should belong to...
  • EXCLUSIVE–Voicemails: ‘Ben Carson Suspending Campaigning’; Cruz: ‘Accurate Report’

    02/04/2016 12:48:03 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 182 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 4,2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    New audio obtained exclusively by Breitbart News indicates that as the Iowa caucuses began on Monday night, the campaign called precinct captains informing them that Dr. Ben Carson was suspending campaigning, and instructing them to tell voters they should “not waste a vote on Ben Carson and vote for Ted Cruz.” The calls were placed after the Carson campaign had already clarified that Carson was not suspending his campaign. Nancy Bliesman, a precinct captain for Cruz in Crawford County, Iowa, told Breitbart News that she received two voice mails–one at 7:07 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST), and one at 7:29...
  • Has Donald Trump Already Decided to Run Third Party?

    02/03/2016 9:11:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 182 replies
    Red State ^ | February 3, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    As far as I can tell, Donald Trump's grieving process works more or less completely in the reverse order from what you would expect from a rational human being. Immediately after the event, Trump was more or less in acceptance mode, saying he was proud of finishing second, he loved the people of Iowa, he was going to come back and buy a farm there. Then he went into depression, secluding himself for an uncharacteristically long time from twitter and the media. Working backwards, he skipped over bargaining and went straight to anger, blaming the media and their unfair treatment...
  • 'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration

    02/04/2016 11:30:19 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 116 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 2/04/2016 | Colin Campbell
    'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration Colin Campbell 1h Donald Trump held a town-hall-style event on Thursday, and his first question was from a woman who appeared to criticize his hard-line approach to illegal immigration. The woman began by saying she was from Southern California. "You live in Southern California? What are you doing here? Are you a liberal Democrat, by any chance?" Trump joked at the Exeter, New Hampshire, event. She continued by saying she had friends who immigrated to the US illegally. ..snip... Trump responded by accusing her of asking the question...
  • The fake Ben Carson controversy should end here and now

    02/04/2016 11:23:54 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 177 replies
    Steve Deace ^ | February 4, 2016 | Steve Deace
    I know there are some of you who are willing to do what it takes to win but you want to make sure you do so with character and integrity. There's a line you don't want to cross. You are fine going up to that line and doing whatever you can that is within bounds but you don't want to cross that line and I am totally with you on that. I am going to walk you through this faux outrage story regarding Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. I'm going to walk you through a timeline but before I do,...
  • Ben Carson’s entire NH super PAC staff quit and joined Ted Cruz’s campaign

    02/04/2016 9:26:56 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 173 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 01.11.16 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    If the New Hampshire office of the pro-Ben Carson super PAC 2016 Committee felt a little empty Monday, that’s because everybody quit—and joined Ted Cruz’s campaign.WMUR reported Monday that all five paid New Hampshire staffers for the pro-Carson super PAC resigned Sunday to become volunteers for Cruz, the Texas senator, who they feel is the most electable conservative.“We hold Dr. Carson in the highest regard,” the group’s spokesperson, Jerry Sickles, told WMUR. “This is a man we revere, but we think it is important that our party nominate a conservative and get behind a single conservative who can win, and...
  • Five Myths About Marijuana and You

    10/28/2015 6:37:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Arlandson
    Myths about marijuana are apparent in college papers, online, and in the media. The users are eager to believe they dont have a problem, so an entire mythology has grown up around the plant. But here are the counterarguments
  • Panel defeats bill banning use of 'secret' execution drugs [Virginia]

    02/04/2016 10:09:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2016 12:42 PM EST
    A Virginia legislative committee has defeated a measure that sought to prohibit officials from using execution drugs they received from another state if they don't reveal the source of the drugs. Democratic Sen. Scott Surovell's bill was voted down by the Senate Education and Health Committee on Thursday. ...
  • Shock PPP national poll: Trump 25, Cruz 21, Rubio 21

    02/04/2016 9:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Cruz’s numbers here aren’t a shock — he’s been in the high teens and low twenties for awhile — but Trump hasn’t dipped as low as 25 percent in a national poll since November and Rubio hasn’t seen a number as high as 21 percent since … ever. That makes some righty poll-watchers nervous since PPP’s credibility has been attacked in the past. Not only are they liberal, they were the subject of a famous critique of their methodology by Nate Cohn in TNR a few years ago. If you’re looking to throw out this result, which no other...
  • Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Team Up on a Mutual Target: Marco Rubio

    02/04/2016 9:37:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/04/2016 | By MICHAEL BARBARO and JONATHAN MARTIN
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Frustrated and flailing as his candidacy threatens to slip away, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is embarking on a scalding effort over the next week to discredit Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the man he blames for undermining his campaign and whose ascendancy he deeply resents. And Mr. Christie has a secret ally: Jeb Bush. Mr. Christie, whose White House hopes hinge on a strong showing in New Hampshire, is unleashing the kind of cutting and personal attacks that brought him renown in New Jersey but that pose a far greater risk in a presidential campaign,...
  • New Hampshire Poll

    02/04/2016 9:37:19 AM PST · by scooby321 · 66 replies
    Umass- Lowell ^ | 02-05-2016 | Tracking Poll
    4 day Tracking Poll
  • WWII fighter plane suffers 'substantial' damage after making belly landing at Texas airport

    02/04/2016 7:51:05 AM PST · by DFG · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 02/03/2016 | Chris Pleasance
    A Second World War fighter plane due to take part in a Tuskegee Airmen tribute flight has been badly damaged after crashing in Texas. The P-51 Mustang, used by the U.S. Air Force to escort bombers on sorties over Europe, made a belly landing - without landing gear - at Dallas Executive Airport this morning. While pilot Bill Shepard is believed to have escaped the crash unharmed, the plane sustained 'substantial' damage - including the loss of its propeller.
  • Sen. Pat Toomey endorses Marco Rubio for president

    02/03/2016 9:15:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Morning Call ^ | 02/03/2016 | Laura Olson
    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey endorsed Marco Rubio for president Wednesday, describing the Florida senator as a "thoughtful conservative leader" he believes will appeal to voters in Pennsylvania and across the country. Just hours later, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum quit the presidential race and also endorsed Rubio, calling him a "born leader" who shares his views on the central role of the family and on the national security threats facing the country. The support from Toomey and Santorum comes as Rubio is seeking to solidify backing from the GOP establishment after his third-place finish in Iowa. Toomey, a Republican from...
  • PPP Poll Out Tomorrow - Trump lead lowers; Rubio tied for third (VANITY)

    02/03/2016 9:32:40 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 160 replies
    VANITY
    The Cruz/Trump wars are killing both candidates and moving Rubio up to prime Romney position. Here's the poll from PPP to be released tomorrow: Trump 25 Cruz 21 Rubio 21 Carson 11 Jebra 5 Kasich 5 Rand 5 Christie 3 Fiorina 3 Gilmore 1 Santorum 0 Rubio is calling on the party to 'consolidate' (guys behind me drop out and endorse me). The MSM is laughing about the Trump vs. Cruz war and encouraging it -- Karl Rove on Fox tonight telling Trump he was right; Trump did steal Iowa; go sue over it and keep imploding pursuing it. This...
  • Invoices from Houston Planned Parenthood Show Profit from Aborted Baby Remains & Add Concerns...

    02/03/2016 7:36:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | January 29, 2015 | Operation Rescue
    FULL TITLE: Invoices from Houston Planned Parenthood Show Profit from Aborted Baby Remains & Add Concerns that Grand Jury Tainted by Bias Houston, Texas – Yesterday, Operation Rescue’s Texas attorney, Briscoe Cain, released never-before seen documents that show Planned Parenthood engaged in providing fetal body parts from aborted babies to four public-funded Texas universities. Cain stated in a news conference held in front of the Houston Planned Parenthood office that the documents “appear to throw water on Planned Parenthood’s claim that they do not profit from the sale of fetal tissue, but only make enough to cover their costs.” These...
  • Videographer in Planned Parenthood case to be offered probation

    02/03/2016 7:15:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    chron.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Brian Rogers
    A California woman charged last week for her role in the production of undercover videos at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic will be offered probation, a Harris County prosecutor said in court. Sandra Susan Merritt, of San Jose, Calif., appeared in court Wednesday morning on charges of tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony which carried a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison. A grand jury convened to investigate whether a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic had sold the organs of aborted fetuses last week cleared the clinic and instead indicted the undercover videographers behind the allegations....