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  • VA Gov. McAuliffe panders to Muslims

    02/07/2017 6:29:54 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 22 replies
    This past Friday, I visited a mosque in Sterling, VA to meet and hear from members our Virginia Muslim community. After a week of seeing hateful and divisive rhetoric coming from our executive branch, I thought it was important to make sure that those who might feel targeted right now know that the views of President Trump don’t speak for all of us. So today I’m asking you to sign your name to tell our every member of our Muslim and refugee community that they are welcomed in Virginia! I want members of our Muslim community to know that we...
  • FREE SMOKES (LOS ANGELES)

    11/04/2016 5:34:14 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    FREE SMOKES (LOS ANGELES) WE WILL MEET YOU AT YOUR LOCAL POLLING PLACE. STRONGER TOGETHER do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers
  • Donald Trump Makes $100,000 Donation to 9/11 Museum

    04/09/2016 9:58:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    NBC News | Apr. 9, 2016 | Shaquille Brewster
    <p>After spending several days off the campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a visit to the the National September 11 Memorial Museum Saturday afternoon, where an official from the museum said he made a $100,000 donation.</p>
  • Pastor says he was paid by McDaniel camp (to claim he was paid by Cochran!)

    08/12/2014 11:20:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug 12, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Mississippi pastor Stevie Fielder says he was paid by Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel's (R) campaign to give an interview to a conservative blogger in which he said Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) campaign had asked him to pay people to vote for Cochran. Fielder told conservative blogger Charles Johnson that he had been asked by a Cochran staffer to pay African-American Democrats $15 to vote for Cochran in his hard-fought primary. He's now under investigation. Johnson has said he paid Fielder $2,000 for the interview and related texts and emails, and is now reportedly facing a subpoena from the state...
  • A Senator Wins a Race He Mulled Not Running [Cochran, MS]

    07/02/2014 7:21:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    NYT ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Ashley Parker
    JACKSON, Miss. — The question seemed to tug at Senator Thad Cochran throughout his bumpy re-election campaign in Mississippi: Why, after a long, distinguished career — 42 years in Congress, including six terms in the Senate — was he seeking a seventh term? By all accounts, Mr. Cochran had needed to be talked into running. He told one national publication that he had planned to retire, and another that the first thing he wanted to do after Election Day was take a nap. And while the snowy-haired, 76-year-old Republican tried to hush whispers that he was not quite as sharp...
  • FEC PROBES PRO-COCHRAN BARBOUR-RUN SUPER PAC

    07/02/2014 6:57:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 2, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has asked a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC, called Mississippi Conservatives, to provide additional information about what the newspaper Roll Call said “appears to be campaign finance violations.” At issue are last-minute expenditures made by the PAC in the days before the initial June 3 primary. The FEC “Request for Additional Information” says the PAC does not appear to have disclosed some of its spending in a timely manner. The FEC notes in the letter sent to treasurer Brian Perry that failure to “adequately respond” by Aug. 1 “could result in an audit or enforcement action.”...
  • FEC Seeks Answers From Pro-Cochran Super PAC

    07/01/2014 6:20:03 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 61 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/1/2014 | Kent Cooper
    The federal agency regulating and monitoring money in federal elections is seeking answers from a pro-Cochran Super PAC regarding what appears to be campaign finance violations. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has sent a Request For Additional Information (RFAI) to Mississippi Conservatives, a Super PAC supporting the re-election of Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. The committee has until August 1st to respond, or the failure to do so “could result in an audit or enforcement action.” The FEC letter states the committee may have failed to file one or more of the required 24-hour report(s) regarding “last minute” independent expenditures. Specifically,...
  • Chris McDaniel seeks cash to challenge "sham" Mississippi runoff

    07/02/2014 5:55:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 2, 2014 | ByREBECCA KAPLAN
    Chris McDaniel, the tea party-backed conservative who lost to Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., in the Republican Senate primary last week is ready to mount a legal challenge to the election results - as soon as he can scrounge up some cash. In an email to supporters Wednesday, McDaniel asked for contributions to an "Election Challenge Fund" to "help me contest this corrupt election." "We have a long fight ahead of us. I know exactly how long and frustrating court battles can be, but I believe this will be worth it," he wrote. "There is too much at stake to back...
  • Cochran campaign denies vote-buying reports

    07/01/2014 12:08:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Clarion Ledger | July 1, 2014 | By Geoff Pender
    Can't post Gannett material per their copyright complaint, but according to this article, it appears that the Cochran campaign is claiming they were only paying the get out the vote workers (in cash) and were not directly buying votes. http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/01/cochran-campaign-denies-vote-buying/11911539/
  • Buying Latino votes comes at a price way too high for Republicans to pay

    04/26/2014 10:43:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Simple rules of economics often escape liberals. Because they spend other people’s money, futures and safety to get what makes them feel good, the actual cost of things rarely enters into the schemes liberals concoct. They don’t understand that businesses often close when what they sell becomes too expensive for their customer base. Specialty shops of all kinds fall into this construct. Politicians who are considering buying votes must weigh whether the price to be paid is too much. They must ask themselves, “Will this break the bank?” Liberal politicians don’t bother with this consideration, but conservatives must never overlook...
  • If Your Work Is Worth More Than Minimum Wage, You Don't Need a Law For It.

    03/05/2014 5:13:49 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-5-14 | Joe Soucheray
    Once in a blue moon you come across somebody in the service industry who does such a good job that you think to yourself, "That guy or girl is going places." And if they are going places, they are the first ones to understand that they aren't going there on a minimum wage. No, they are getting their feet wet by working and interacting with the public, and their big dreams have nothing to do with a lifetime plan of working for $9.50 an hour. That's the number, $9.50 an hour, that's being kicked around by DFLers in the Legislature....
  • Real cost of pension inaction (coming to a city and school district near you)

    11/07/2013 11:50:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 7, 2013 | Nathan A. Benefield, director of policy analysis at the Commonwealth Foundation
    Is your family ready to lose a mortgage payment or give up cellphone service for increased property and state taxes? Or would you rather see 33,000 public school teachers in Pennsylvania — nearly one out of every three — lose their jobs? With pension costs set to drive up the average family's taxes nearly $900 annually, those are the harsh choices Pennsylvanians face unless we demand reform now. The state's two pension systems, for state government workers (SERS) and public school employees (PSERS), have more than $47 billion in debt. It's a shortfall that taxpayers must cover. And the bill...
  • State GOP Files Complaint Against Obama Campaigners At CSU

    10/23/2012 6:24:01 PM PDT · by Snuph · 3 replies
    cbslocal4 ^ | October 23, 2012
    Early voting only got under way on Monday and already a complaint has been filed. Colorado Republicans say Democrats wrongly offered Colorado State University students free pizza and t-shirts in exchange for voting. Colorado state law says campaigners have to be 100 feet from a polling place, but there is some grey area, espeically when a polling place is inside a large public building like CSU’s Lory Student Center. The Colorado Republican Committee sent a letter to the Larimer County clerk alleging wrongdoing by campaigners for the Democratic Party during the first day of early voting on the CSU campus....
  • White House invests $30 million in Ohio manufacturing hub

    08/16/2012 10:33:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama is using all the White House weapons at his disposal to woo voters in critical swing states in the campaign's final stretch, announcing a $30 million investment aimed at creating a manufacturing hub in Ohio to help boost technology and create jobs in a three-state region. Recent polls show the president holding a slim edge over Republican rival Mitt Romney in Ohio, and Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney have crisscrossed the state pitching their competing economic plans. The new initiative, which White House officials announced Wednesday, creates partnerships among manufacturing firms, universities, community colleges and nonprofit organizations in...
  • Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Program Begins Today – Thousands of Illegals Line Up in Chicago (Video)

    08/15/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 45 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-15-2012 | Jim Hoft
    August 15, 2012 Obama’s Lawless Amnesty Program Begins Today – Thousands of Illegals Line Up in Chicago (Video) Jim Hoft Navy Pier Amnesty Line–Tens of thousands of illegal aliens lined up today to sign up for Barack Obama’s lawless amnesty program. An estimated 1.8 million illegals are eligible for the program. (VIDEO at Link below) Stand With Arizona reported: Obama’s lawless bypass of Congress in granting blanket amnesty to millions of illegal aliens began this morning across America. Tens of thousands of illegals lined up early, and flooded into DHS centers to apply for nearly automatic 2-year stays from deportation...
  • IRS told employees to ignore potential fraud in program used by immigrants

    08/09/2012 4:29:03 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8 Aug 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    IRS supervisors ignored employees who tried to warn agency higher-ups of fraud in a program designed to collect taxes from immigrants, resulting in the agency paying out potentially bogus refunds, according to an official audit released Wednesday. The Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) said the IRS is too focused on getting out refunds quickly rather than getting them only to qualified taxpayers. Auditors also said the agency eliminated some methods employees had used to figure out questionable refund requests and doesn’t have the right training or tools to screen out bogus identity documents when immigrants apply for taxpayer...
  • Drug money funds voter fraud in Kentucky

    07/25/2012 3:08:19 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 25, 2012 | Eric Shawn
    <p>Voter fraud has a shocking new meaning in eastern Kentucky.</p> <p>That is where in some cases, major cocaine and marijuana dealers admitted to buying votes to steal elections, and the result is the corruption of American democracy. The government continues to mete out justice in the scandal, as two people convicted in April in a vote-buying case face sentencing this week, and another public official pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy.</p>
  • House Dem(Chaka Fatta(D-Racist-PA): Unemployed Will Vote For Obama To Keep "Their Benefits"

    04/26/2012 10:45:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    RCP ^ | 4-25-12 | Ian Schwartz
    "We're headed in the right direction. Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed, they're not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training," Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC's Al Sharpton program.
  • House approves offshore wind bill 88-47, administration accused of coercion

    04/01/2012 1:07:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | March 31, 2012 | Daniel Menefee
    The House passed the administration’s offshore wind power bill Friday amid accusations Gov. Martin O’Malley secured votes on the House Economic Matters Committee with disparity grants to committee members’ districts. “Those of you who have been here longer than two weeks know there’s a lot of complicated pressures that go into making a bill pass or fail,” said House Minority Leader Anthony O’Donnell. “Sometimes it takes a little nudge, sometimes it takes a carrot, and sometimes it takes a stick.” The disparity grant program in Maryland provides subsidies to jurisdictions with income tax receipts that fall below 75% of the...
  • Santorum Accuses Romney of Buying CPAC Poll Win

    02/12/2012 12:26:25 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 26 replies
    Atlantic wire ^ | February 2nd | Seth Abramovitch
    Appearing on CNN's State of the Union today, Rick Santorum told host Candy Crawley that his loss yesterday to Mitt Romney in CPAC's annual straw poll was because he didn't pay for votes. From Politico: "Well, you know, those straw polls at CPAC... for years Ron Paul has won those because he trucks in a lot of people, pays for their tickets, and they come in and vote and they leave. We didn't do that, we don't do that. i don't try to rig straw polls." Pressed further on whether or not he felt Romney had rigged the poll, Santorum...