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  • Virginia college graduates sue Rolling Stone over rape story

    07/29/2015 5:53:42 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Joseph Ax
    NEW YORK--Three University of Virginia graduates on Wednesday filed a defamation lawsuit in New York against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher Wenner Media and a journalist over a now-debunked 2014 article describing a fraternity gang rape. The three men, all 2013 graduates and members of Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of the story, claim the magazine was negligent in publishing an article entitled "A Rape on Campus" by Sabrina Rudin Erdely. They are seeking damages for defamation and infliction of emotional distress. Rolling Stone apologized in December for "discrepancies" in the account, after the story sparked a...
  • Virginia's Jim Gilmore Makes 17 GOP Presidential Candidates

    07/29/2015 3:07:18 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    US News ^ | 07/29/2015 | Julie Bykowicz
    The Republican presidential contest has grown to 17 candidates with Wednesday's entry of Jim Gilmore. The former Virginia governor told The Associated Press earlier this month that he would announce his candidacy in early August. On Wednesday, he filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. Gilmore, a former Army intelligence officer, completed one term as governor in 2002.
  • Proposed changes to Virginia voter registration stirs fears among GOP

    07/29/2015 4:24:47 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 27 July 2015 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — People registering to vote in Virginia would no longer be required to check boxes to indicate whether they are U.S. citizens or felons whose right to vote has not been restored under changes being considered by the Virginia Board of Elections. Voters would still have to affirm elsewhere on the application, under the threat of a felony conviction, that they are citizens and otherwise eligible. But instead of responding to separate questions about their citizenship or felony status, they would simply sign the form on a line near language that attests to their eligibility based on those and...
  • Anti-abortion activists protest Virginia Beach Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 5:22:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Matt McKinney
    VIRGINIA BEACH They cried, prayed, waved to honking cars and applauded a man carrying a wooden cross as tall as a stop sign. About 75 people this morning lined the sidewalk outside the Newtown Medical Center operated by the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood to protest after several viral videos this month sparked an uproar over fetal tissue donation. They weren’t alone. Demonstrators in more than 50 cities nationwide turned out for rallies, titled #WomenBetrayed, a push by the anti-abortion activist group Students for Life of America. Young, old and from churches across South Hampton Roads, they huddled near the...
  • Hillary's Such a Terrible Candidate, Obama's Talking About a Third Term

    07/28/2015 3:34:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Craig in Scarsdale, New York. Great to have you on the program. Hello, sir. CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush. I can't believe all these reporters out there who are just dumping on Trump. It's unbelievable. They gotta go back 30 years to find something that can actually stick to this guy. RUSH: No, no. They have to go back 30 years to make up something. CALLER: I'm sorry? RUSH: They had to go back 30 years to make up something. CALLER: To make up something. And not just that. Why don't we go back 30 years and look...
  • Camille Paglia: How Bill Clinton is like Bill Cosby

    07/28/2015 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | July 28, 2015 | By David Daley
    SALON: The banner on the Drudge Report this morning is that Kathleen Willey is starting a site to collect harassment claims against Bill Clinton. New York magazine, meanwhile, has the stories of 35 women who say they were raped or assaulted by Bill Cosby. I wonder if you see a connection between the two stories: Would Bill Clinton’s exploits be viewed more like Cosby’s if he was in the White House now, instead of in the 1990s? PAGLIA: Right from the start, when the Bill Cosby scandal surfaced, I knew it was not going to bode well for Hillary’s campaign,...
  • Police identify driver (Illegal?) in Leesburg hit and run

    07/28/2015 11:14:04 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 7 replies
    Loudoun Times-Mirror ^ | July 28, 2015 | Crystal Owens
    Leesburg Police have identified the suspect in a hit and run incident Monday that left a pedestrian in critical condition. Jose Pablo Hernandez Reyes, 47, of no fixed address, has been identified as the driver of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck that struck 57 year-old Fidel Antonio Cruz Villacorta of Leesburg approximately 5:12 p.m. as he was crossing the street in the area of 64 Plaza St. NE. At the time of the crash, the suspect had exited a business’s parking lot and was heading south on Plaza Street when he struck the victim. The victim was taken by AirCare...
  • High School Girls Save First Amendment

    07/28/2015 8:26:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 27, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A pair of high school girls has done something Republican members of Congress only talk about: They saved the First Amendment by actually using it. samantha jones fights atheists pledge of allegiance lawsuit “In July 2014—the summer before her senior year—Samantha Jones’s father told her family the American Humanist Association (AHA) was suing the Matawan-Aberdeen (N. J.) School Board on behalf of an anonymous atheist family,” Paula Parker reports in the August 2015 issue of Citizen magazine. “They claimed reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in schools was unconstitutional and discriminatory because it includes the phrase ‘Under God.’” Citizen is published...
  • White House aware of Rolling Stone gang rape story prior to publication

    07/28/2015 8:18:18 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Jul 24, 2015 | Mariana Barillas
    The Obama Administration admitted Tuesday to knowing about reporter Sabrina Erdley’s now-infamous Rolling Stone University of Virginia (UVA) rape story months before publication and assisting her research. As reported by the Washington Times, White House officials said their involvement was limited to coordinating an informational interview to provide Rolling Stone with background on UVA sexual assault investigations and that the Department of Education said they knew about the story beginning in September 2014.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,July 27-31,2015

    07/27/2015 2:38:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | July 27-31, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Stuck on the Beltway? Virginia Offers Congestion Ideas to Maryland

    07/27/2015 11:29:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Montgomery County GOP Newsletter ^ | July 26, 2015 | Mark Uncapher
    Public attention on Maryland transportation planning issues has primarily focused on the Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties’ Purple Line and Baltimore’s Red Line since Larry Hogan became governor. The largely limited impact these two projects would actually have on congestion has often been lost. Planners estimate that the Purple Line would add only 11,800 new daily transit riders by the year 2040, less than a one percent increase (0.8%) in metro area ridership.Earlier this month Virginia Deputy Secretary of Transportation Nick Donohue released the results of VDOT’s Potomac River crossings study.[1] Their main recommendation is to extend the Beltway’s HOV/toll...
  • De Blasio raves about presidential hopeful, but it’s not Hillary

    07/25/2015 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2015 | Rich Calder
    Mayor de Blasio is a big fan of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders — because the Vermont senator is a proud “Democratic socialist.” [Snip] De Blasio was quick to correct CNN’s Carol Costello after she called Sanders a “socialist,” telling her the senator is a “Democratic socialist.” “I think there’s a lot to like in that title,” he gushed.
  • Red-state Democrats fret about leftward shift

    07/25/2015 4:44:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | July 24, 2015 | Kyle Cheney and Rachana Pradhan
    Governor’s races in South and Midwest could be lost if party brand becomes too liberal. Centrist Democrats were wiped out in the 2014 elections and in their absence emerged a resurgent liberal movement, embodied most recently by the surprisingly competitive presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. But the suddenly ascendant left — its populist overtones becoming part of the mainstream Democratic pitch — is worrying Democrats who want to compete on Republican-leaning turf. The party lost every competitive gubernatorial and Senate race in the South last year. And Democrats didn’t fare much better in the heartland. Now, as Bernie...
  • New California: Mass Immigration Turning Virginia Blue

    07/26/2015 7:44:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2015 | Julia Hahn
    A remarkable transformation is underway in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The birthplace and final resting place of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson—and once one of the most reliably-red of red states—is being rapidly turned into a progressive stronghold. These changes are not the result of an inside agency, or a natural evolution in political thinking, but rather the result of one of the most impactful yet least-discussed policies of the federal government. Each year the federal government prints millions of visas and distributes these admission tickets to the poorest and least-developed nations in the world. A middle-aged person living...
  • Obama administration knew of Rolling Stone rape story before publication

    07/26/2015 11:57:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    The Obama administration disclosed Tuesday it first learned about Rolling Stone’s ill-fated story on campus rape in Sept. 2014, about two months before it was published, when reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely called seeking information on the government’s investigation of the University of Virginia’s handling of sexual assaults. The revelation from the Department of Education came the same day that a media watchdog group asked congressional oversight committees to start an investigation into what the administration may have known about the story before and after it was published and what it did to address the concerns raised in the article. “The...
  • White House aware of Rolling Stone gang rape story prior to publication

    07/26/2015 11:28:46 AM PDT · by mcenedo
    Campus Reform ^ | July 24,2015 | Mariana Barillas
    •According to the Times, Renda had previously been identified as a White House Task Force on campus sexual assaults adviser, a designation disputed by an anonymous White House official
  • Hillary Clinton’s Unfavorable Rating Higher Than Those of All Her 2016 Democratic Rivals

    07/25/2015 2:02:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 24, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Hillary Clinton’s favorable rating has sunk to a new low as that of her 2016 rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has doubled since March. A Gallup poll released Friday demonstrates that the share of Americans with a favorable view of Clinton has declined from 48 percent in April when she first announced her presidential campaign to 43 percent today. Meanwhile, Sanders is enjoying an incredible surge; the Vermont senator’s favorable rating has doubled since Gallup tested it in March, jumping from 12 to 24 percent. Unfortunately for Clinton, her unfavorable rating has been rising. The share of Americans holding...
  • Video shows brawl at Denny’s

    07/25/2015 8:22:59 AM PDT · by digger48 · 93 replies
    wishtv ^ | July 24, 2015 | Stephanie Ballesteros
    HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A video showing a brawl inside the Denny’s Restaurant on West Mercury Boulevard in Hampton, Virginia has already been shared over 2,000 times on Facebook. Hampton police said the fight broke out inside the Denny’s around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. The video posted on Facebook starts with one man, punching another on the ground. A woman tries to break it apart, but the scuffle heads to the back booths and kitchen area. At one point, a man actually rips his shirt off and pushes the other fighters toward the door. More people get involved and try to...
  • Professor makes incendiary remarks about Jews, women, gays (Kaukab Siddique, Lincoln U.)

    07/24/2015 6:54:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 23, 2015 2:14 PM EDT
    A tenured university professor in Pennsylvania who previously questioned the Holocaust and called for Israel’s destruction is under fire again for incendiary remarks about Jews, women and gays. Kaukab Siddique, an English professor at Lincoln University outside Philadelphia, asked on Facebook this month whether Bill Cosby’s accusers took so long to come forward because “many women are sluts.” Another recent post on Facebook attributed the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage on “Obama’s homo uprising,” while a third post referred to “dirty Jewish Zionist White Supremacist thugs.” Lincoln University condemned Siddique’s remarks but said it does not plan to...
  • Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson jettisoned by Connecticut Democrats

    07/24/2015 11:55:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Last month Matt Vespa covered the story of Democrats in Virginia who were talking about changing the name of their annual Jefferson Jackson dinner because of the Dylan Roof shooting or the Confederate Battle Flag or racism or something. That may have sounded rather silly at the time, but it’s turned out to be prophetic. Democrats in Connecticut also have an annual dinner named after the same prominent early Americans – as with their fellows across the nation – and have made the decision to change the name. (Because who would want to be associated with those guys, right?)...
  • Chattanooga Shooter Followed Al Qaeda Cleric Online in 2013 [FBI, Media still baffled on motive]

    07/21/2015 5:36:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    FBI agents have found evidence that Chattanooga shooter Mohammod Abdulazeez was following a radical American member of al Qaeda online in 2013, as well as pages of writing that showed the young man was suicidal and looking for a way to absolve what he considered were his sins, according to a representative of Abdulazeez's family. Video tapes of Anwar al-Awlaki, the high-profile American al Qaeda cleric and recruiter, have circulated on the internet and have been popular in jihadist circles long after al-Awlaki's death by American drone strike in September 2011. ....there is no evidence so far that Mohammod Abdulazeez,...
  • Connecticut Dems remove Thomas Jefferson from dinner name over slavery

    07/23/2015 7:02:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/15 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    The Connecticut Democratic Party quietly voted Wednesday night to remove references to iconic former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from the name of its annual fundraising dinner due to their links to slavery and the mistreatment of Native Americans. "Let's work together to show the rest of the state exactly what it means to be a Connecticut Democrat,'’ said freshman party Chairman Nick Balletto, according to the Hartford Courant, before introducing the resolution to rename the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner. The resolution was unanimously approved; “Bailey,” which remains for now, honors the late Democratic National Committee Chairman John Bailey. “I see...
  • Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name

    07/23/2015 8:36:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    CTPost ^ | July 22, 2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the (NAACP) the state (Democrat Party) will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton in trouble in three key swing states

    07/22/2015 6:33:16 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 29 replies
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER ^ | 22 Jul 15 | Kelly Cohen
    Hillary Clinton is trailing three leading Republican candidates in three key swing states. In Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, the former secretary of state trails former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in hypothetical general election matchups, according to new Quinnipiac University polls released Wednesday. Against Bush, Clinton trails 36 percent to 41 percent in Colorado, 36 percent to 42 percent in Iowa and 39 percent to 42 percent in Virginia. Clinton trails Rubio in Colorado, 38 percent to 46 percent; in Iowa, 36 percent to 44 percent; and in Virginia, 41 percent to...
  • Quinnipiac poll: Hillary’s popularity crumbles in three swing states, now trails top Republicans

    07/22/2015 12:09:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2015 | AllahPundit
    Anyone have a tape measure I can borrow? I need to measure some drapes.No, no, I kid. The head-to-head match-ups in this poll mean nothing but the data on Hillary’s deteriorating image is — *mwah* — magnifique. First, the irrelevant yet sexy numbers showing her losing to Bush, Walker, and Rubio in Iowa, Virginia, and Colorado. It’s a perfect matrix of Democratic failure.Great stuff … except that lots of voters in those states couldn’t pick the Republicans out of a line-up right now and have yet to digest a single Democratic attack ad. Those margins will change as the...
  • Poll: Clinton slips in key swing states

    07/22/2015 2:32:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton trails three top Republican presidential candidates in matchups in three key swing states — Iowa, Colorado and Virginia — a new Quinnipiac poll finds. The Democratic presidential frontrunner is already slipping in favorability ratings and is now behind in those states when facing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio and Wiconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The GOP candidates lead Clinton outright in six of those matchups, while Clinton is still behind in the other three but within the margin of error. In Iowa, Rubio and Walker both hold an 8-percentage point lead over Clinton, while Bush would...
  • GOP Leader Cracks Door, Slightly, on Voting Rights Act (McCarthy becomes Cantor)

    07/22/2015 7:18:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/21/15 | Emma Dumain
    Last year, House Democrats saw ex-Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a possible (if ultimately disappointing) ally in the fight to rewrite the Voting Rights Act for the 21st century. On Tuesday, Cantor’s leadership successor, Kevin McCarthy, might have revealed himself as another important potential friend to the effort. The California Republican echoed at a pen-and-pad briefing what fellow GOP lawmakers have said before: Any revision of the landmark 1965 law has to start in the Judiciary Committee — a disappointing answer for advocates who know Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., is disinclined to tackle the matter. But McCarthy later said...
  • You Don’t Like Me, You Really Don’t Like Me! [Hillary's weakness shows in CO, IA, and VA]

    07/22/2015 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/22/2015 | Stephen Green
    Unlikable, untrustworthy, unconcerned.(AP photo) Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings are underwater in three swing states President Obama won handily: A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that Clinton has strikingly negative favorability ratings among voters in Virginia, Iowa and Colorado, especially compared with where she stood in the spring.The numbers come at a time when Clinton has a massive fundraising lead, relatively weak competition for the Democratic nomination and more federal government experience than other candidates. Even with these advantages, the poll shows Clinton may be vulnerable in states that by all accounts will have an outsize say in who...
  • Polls: Clinton trails GOP in swing states

    07/22/2015 3:45:50 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton is in trouble in three key swing states, according to new Quinnipiac University polls released Wednesday. In Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, the former secretary of state trails in hypothetical general-election matchups with three leading Republican candidates: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
  • VA Man stands guard outside military recruiting center with AR 15

    07/21/2015 7:55:57 AM PDT · by NorthMountain · 13 replies
    The Virginia Post ^ | July 19, 2015 | Roman B
    WINCHESTER, Va. – The horrific murder of four Marines in Chattanooga showed the vulnerability of military recruitment centers. They are in public locations, and by law, they are “gun free zones” — meaning the military that are there are not allowed to carry their weapons. As the country realized the Marines that were killed were WINCHESTER, Va. – The horrific murder of four Marines in Chattanooga showed the vulnerability of military recruitment centers. They are in public locations, and by law, they are “gun free zones” — meaning the military that are there are not allowed to carry their weapons....
  • Man armed with AR-15 stands guard at Virginia military recruiting offices

    07/21/2015 8:01:39 AM PDT · by NorthMountain · 19 replies
    MyFOXDC ^ | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 1:56 PM EST | By Emily Miller, FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter
    WINCHESTER, Va. - The horrific murder of four Marines and one Navy petty officer in Chattanooga showed the vulnerability of military recruitment centers. They are in public locations, and by law, they are “gun free zones” -- meaning the military that are there are not allowed to carry their weapons. As the country realized the Marines that were killed were unarmed at the recruiting center, people have started showing up to provide security. At 8 a.m. Friday morning, one man decided to spend his day off standing guard outside of a military recruitment center in Winchester, Virginia. He is not...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,July 20-24,2015

    07/20/2015 2:52:28 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 118 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | July 20-24, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • The Daily 202: Bernie’s base problems

    07/20/2015 5:50:05 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/20/15 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    PHOENIX—Bernie Sanders is unaccustomed to being heckled by protesters. The self-identified democratic socialist was caught off guard here Saturday when African-American and Latino activists jeered him at Netroots Nation. Sanders’ inability to control the audience – he tried to shut them up and then he tried to yell over them – underscores his broader struggle to expand his appeal and highlights why his summer surge is unlikely to last. The huge crowds Sanders draws are overwhelmingly white, and polling consistently shows that virtually all of his support comes from whites. After Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two contests on...
  • Navy's newest combat ship in water

    07/18/2015 3:11:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    CNN - WJXT ^ | Jul 18 2015 | Brad Lendon
    The U.S. Navy's newest combat ship, the USS Little Rock, slid into the waters of Marinette Marine Shipyard in Wisconsin on Saturday morning. .. the 378-foot-long, 3,000-ton littoral combat ship with only a 13-foot draft is ideal for the missions the Navy faces in shallow waters around Pacific Rim, where the Navy is increasing presence as it keeps an eye on China, which is expanding its naval forces and its presence in the South China Sea. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said the launching of the Little Rock is emblematic of the Navy's commitment to have a fleet of 304 ships...
  • 'Heroes should be protected':

    07/18/2015 8:55:37 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/18/15 | MIA DE GRAAF
    A man is standing guard at military recruitment centers in Virginia armed with a rifle. It is a symbolic protest against the ban on weapons in such buildings after the Chattanooga shooting on Thursday, when a gunman killed four Marines and a sailor, and wounded another Marine. Urging passers-by to join his cause, the unnamed vigilante became one of a growing body of voices - including Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Donald Trump - to demand that service men and women have the right to bear arms. 'People need to call their congressmen, they need to call...
  • It’s time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, it’s clear neither Hillary nor Sanders..

    07/18/2015 1:10:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | July 17, 2015 | Sean Illing
    It’s time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, it’s clear neither Hillary nor Sanders is the way The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate. Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clinton’s stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters. Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and...
  • Dem Bill Removing ‘Husband,’ ‘Wife’ from Federal Law Draws Ire of Faith Leaders

    07/17/2015 12:30:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 17, 2015 | 11:41 AM EDT | Penny Starr
    Last week, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that would remove the words “husband” and “wife” from the language used in federal law—a move that had drawn ire from faith leaders and family advocacy groups that see this legislation as expected fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. “It is as if a collective madness has settled over our nation's elite and they are trying hard to bring everyone under the same cloud of confusion,” Bishop E.W. Jackson, president of STAND (Staying True to America’s National Destiny), told...
  • House Republicans want Va. Planned Parenthood chapters investigated

    07/16/2015 4:50:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    wtvr.com ^ | CNN Wire | CNN Wire
    RICHMOND, Va. — Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday called on Governor Terry McAuliffe to begin an investigation into Virginia’s Planned Parenthood chapters in the wake of allegations that Planned Parenthood abortion doctors conducted partial birth abortions in order to harvest the body parts of children for money. “The practices described in news reports and discussed in that video are horrific and should be universally condemned, regardless of one’s personal views on abortion,” said Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford). “Governor McAuliffe should immediately direct the appropriate state agencies to conduct a comprehensive investigation into Virginia’s...
  • Obama Wades Into Growing Sexual Scandal Surrounding Bill Cosby

    07/15/2015 3:53:03 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    New Yyotk Times ^ | July 15, 2015 | Michael D, Shear
    President Obama on Wednesday said bluntly that the actions described in accusations that the comedian Bill Cosby drugged women for sex would constitute nothing less than rape, and he said the country should have “no tolerance” for such actions. In his first comments on the decades-old accusations against Mr. Cosby, the president sought to carefully avoid a direct comment on civil legal actions that have been lodged against the longtime comedian and television star by several women in recent years. And he dismissed the idea that he might revoke the Presidential Medal of Freedom conferred on Mr. Cosby by President...
  • Voters see Hillary as more extreme than all GOP presidential candidates

    07/15/2015 4:49:18 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/14/2015 | John Merline
    Ask any journalist or pundit to name the most out-of-the-mainstream candidates in the presidential race, and you're almost certain to hear names on the Republican side of the aisle — people like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio. But it turns the real extremists are the ones leading the pack for the Democratic nomination — at least in the public's mind.
  • Report: One-third of vets on pending medical care list already dead

    07/14/2015 6:02:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/15 | Martin Matishak
    An internal Veterans Affairs Department report states that about one-third of the veterans waiting to receive medical care from the agency have already died. ... as of April, 847,822 veterans were awaiting healthcare and that of those, 238,647 were already deceased. The report was handed over by Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA's Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta He also sent copies to the House and Senate VA panels and to the White House. ... VA wants you to believe, by virtue of people being able to get health care elsewhere, it's not a big deal. But VA...
  • Illegal Immigrant Who Killed Chandra Levy May Be Released

    07/14/2015 2:59:49 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 14, 2015 | William Bigalow
    Attorneys for Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador who murdered Washington intern Chandra Levy in 2001, will likely ask for Guandique to be released from jail while he awaits a retrial of his 2010 conviction. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday. Gunadique’s attorneys requested a new trial, asserting that evidence from a key witness against Guandique was false or misleading and claiming that a new trial would serve the “interests of justice.” In May, prosecutors agreed to a new trial despite the fact that they thought that Guandique’s conviction was justified. In June, a judge ruled that a...
  • Democratic Candidate Jim Webb Just Used His ‘Black Friend’ To Diminish Confederate Flag Debate

    07/14/2015 4:35:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Newsone ^ | Christina Coleman | Jul 13, 2015
    Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb said the Democratic party has “moved way far to the left,” in an interview with Fox News Sunday; he also backed southern White cultures during a discussion about the Confederate Flag. Isolating himself from the liberal likes of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Webb told Fox News’ Bret Baier that the recent removal of the Confederate battle flag from a number of establishments is just as “divisive” as Donald Trump’s disparaging comments against immigrants. In recent days, Trump, also a presidential candidate, has defended comments he made that suggested immigration is the cause of the...
  • Law student Miss Virginia, who taught high school constitutional law, winning fans at #MissUSA [vid]

    07/12/2015 6:59:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 07/12/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Greg Pollowitz @GPollowitz Miss Virginia "taught constitutional law" at a high school. #MissUSA pic.twitter.com/04AjNf3XdI Miss Virginia Laura Puleo, a third year law student at Washington and Lee, is quickly becoming a fan favorite at this years Miss USA pageant:
  • Jim Webb: Democrats Have Moved ‘Way FAR TO THE LEFT.’ That’s Not My Party (VIDEO)

    07/13/2015 5:01:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/12/15 | Jim Hoft
    Here’s the understatement of the year. This is certainly not your grandparents’ Democratic Party. Jim Webb: Democrats Have Moved ‘Way FAR TO THE LEFT.’ That’s Not My Party (VIDEO) Jim Hoft Jul 12th, 2015 5:52 pm 26 Comments Here’s the understatement of the year. This is certainly not your grandparents’ Democratic Party. jim webb Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb told FOX News today that the liberal party has moved way too far to the left. Webb said he would walk away from Obama’s sham nuclear talks with Iran. Webb went on to equate Trump’s remarks on immigration to liberal racist...
  • Rolling Stone Performs Silly Victory Dance Over Scott Walker 'Slam Dunk'

    07/13/2015 3:11:21 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 13, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Yeah! OH YEAHHH!!!! It's over. It's ALL OVER for Scott Walker!!! Watch our Rolling Stone victory dance in the end zone as we spike the football and proclaim an end to Walker's political career. Why? Because of the SLAM DUNK of the century which Scott Walker cannot survive! So what happened? Did Walker perform a gross breach of ethics as bad as the publication of "A Rape on Campus?" Nope. Even worse. AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka wrote the six word slam dunk that will definitely ruin Scott Walker forever and ever and ever. When you read the "slam dunk" on Walker you...
  • The Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered

    07/13/2015 8:05:28 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 264 replies
    Megyn Kelly.Org ^ | 7/9/2015 | Megyn Kelly
    Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that what we see happening in the United States today is an apt illustration of why the Confederate flag was raised in the first place. What we see materializing before our very eyes is tyranny: tyranny over the freedom of expression, tyranny over the freedom of association, tyranny over the freedom of speech, and tyranny over the freedom of conscience. In 1864, Confederate General Patrick Cleburne warned his fellow southerners of the historical consequences should the South lose their war for independence. He was truly a prophet. He said if the South lost, “It means...
  • America's Top Union Leader Just Destroyed Scott Walker in Six Words (deluded)

    07/13/2015 2:11:10 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 81 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | July 13, 2015 | By Simon Vozick-Levinson
    "Scott Walker is a national disgrace," reads the entirety of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's statement. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is one of the most hardcore right-wing extremists in America. His slash-and-burn policies have gutted Wisconsin workers' collective bargaining rights, defunded Planned Parenthood and more – all of which has made him a prime punching bag for progressives around the country. For some reason, the Republican zealot is hell-bent on conducting a doomed campaign for president in 2016, a painfully obvious fact which he "revealed" Monday morning after months of tedious teasing, including one recent public appearance in which he bizarrely...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,July 13-17,2015

    07/13/2015 2:21:05 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 101 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | July 13-17, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • GOP turns to Hillary Clinton in bid to sink Iran deal

    07/10/2015 1:29:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans concede they are not likely to have enough votes to overturn President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran unless they can swing a key Democratic voice against the accord. They’re setting their sights on Hillary Clinton, vowing to tie her to the deal in hopes of pressuring her to oppose it. GOP leaders need 67 votes to override Obama’s expected veto and keep sanctions on Iran in place. The administration has not yet announced an accord but lawmakers expect it to come soon. “It could be a good policy strategy. It’s not going to be hard to come up...