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  • President Obama Encourages Democrats to Defend Obamacare: 'I Do Not Think We Should Apologize'

    04/18/2014 7:38:16 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Apr 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama proudly promoted record Obamacare signup numbers Thursday, boldly calling for Democrats to defend the law. "I think that Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that millions of people like the woman I just described, who I saw in Pennsylvania yesterday, we are helping because of something we did," Obama said. "I do not think we should apologize for it. I don't think we should be defensive about it." When questioned by reporters, Obama dismissed the idea that the law was deeply unpopular.
  • Hillary Breaks Down And Comes Clean on The Utter Failure of Her Political Career

    Hillary Breaks Down And Comes Clean on The Utter Failure of Her Political Career But More Than Likely She's Just Really Screwing With Your Mind, America!
  • "Our first child is arriving later this year" Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky

    04/17/2014 2:21:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 77 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | April 17, 2014 | Tamara Abraham,Sadie Whitelocks
    Chelsea Clinton has announced that she her husband, Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child. The Former First Daughter, 34, revealed the happy news this afternoon at a Clinton Foundation event. She told the assembled guests: 'Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year.'
  • Chris Christie: I’m Pro-Life and Believe in the Sanctity of Human Life Before and After Birth

    04/17/2014 2:17:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    New Jersey Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie said during a speech at a forum on drug and alcohol abuse that he is pro-life and he tied his opposition to abortion to his respect for human life, chrischristie4saying he is pro-life both before and after birth. Christie was a featured speaker at the conference, held at Saint Peter’s University. His comments on abortion came during a conversation with former Gov. Jim McGreevey. “It’s great to be pro-life, but you need to be pro-life after they get out of the womb, too,” Christie said to applause. Video and transcript...
  • Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate

    04/16/2014 4:44:14 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 22 replies
    KUT.ORG ^ | 4/15/2014 | MATT LARGEY
    Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate http://kut.org/post/rewatch-dan-patrick-and-julian-castro-immigration-debate BY MATT LARGEY 4/15/2014 KUT.ORG State Senator and GOP Lt. Governor candidate Dan Patrick faced off against San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in a televised debate over immigration tonight at 6pm. The debate was moderated by the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.
  • Think tanks see Common Core as yet another woe for Democrats this cycle; GOP-e are you listening?

    04/16/2014 10:12:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/16/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    According to the left leaning Brookings Institute, Common Core is turning into a serious problem Democrats will have to deal with during this coming election cycle. The socialist’s dream program has ignited a growing backlash from furious parents who don’t want their children exposed to Common Core because it is inefficient at best and inappropriately loaded with sexual content at worst. Given that Common Core has been adopted in forty five states it will be difficult for most of those who have supported it to dodge responsibility for the mess they have created. Sizing the situation up, a Brookings spokesman...
  • Health Law Poses a Test in New Hampshire Senate Race

    04/16/2014 7:58:38 AM PDT · by Kenny · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 15, 2014 | Janet Hook
    SALEM, N.H.—New Hampshire's rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been one of the rockiest in the nation, putting Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on the front lines of Republican efforts to make the 2014 elections a referendum on the health law.Only a single insurer in the state offers policies through the new law. Ten of the state's 26 hospitals and one fifth of its primary care providers aren't in its network. Residents of Concord, the state capital, have to drive to other cities to get covered hospital care.If Ms. Shaheen can weather those conditions, Democrats say it would bode well...
  • Milton Wolf Starts His Ad Buy (KS Senate)

    04/16/2014 7:49:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Erick Erickson
    In Kansas, Milton Wolf is beginning to do what I suggested this morning he do — reach out to Kansas voters to show he is a credible alternative to Pat Roberts. Here is the first in his series of ad buys:
  • Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat

    04/16/2014 6:03:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jeremy W. Peters
    WASHINGTON — In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing revenge.
  • GOP challenger to Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts: 'Nobody should spend 47 years in Washington'

    04/16/2014 6:26:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Juston Green
    The Republican challenger to Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., thinks nobody should spend 47 years in Washington. Dr. Milton Wolf, a diagnostic radiologist from the Kansas City area, on Wednesday released a television ad criticizing Roberts for his nearly five decades in the nation's Capital. "After 47 years in Washington, Kansas is a distant memory for Pat Roberts," the ad opens, before pivoting to Wolf's daily routine as a Kansas doctor. The ad goes on to mention Wolf's plan to "repeal and replace Obamacare," "fight wasteful spending" and pass Congressional term limits. After his tenure, Wolf's ad promises, he'll return home...
  • Allen West Calls Trayvon Martin Shooting an ‘Outrage’ and Endorses Federal Investigation

    03/22/2012 9:03:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 464 replies · 10+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 22, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Ever since his CPAC Keynote Address in 2010, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has been one of the gold standards of modern American political conservatism. He has also been widely hailed as a political model for conservative African American politicians. And now, following recent revelations surrounding the highly suspicious shooting of Trayvon Martin, Rep. West has joined a growing bipartisan consensus calling for the case to be reopened, possibly even with Federal assistance. West’s statement, put out today by Talking Points Memo, resonates with controlled fury (emphasis added): itself in Sanford, Florida involving the shooting of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin. First of...
  • Hollywood producer heard Bill Clinton say Obama ineligible

    04/02/2012 8:03:26 PM PDT · by Kukai · 74 replies
    WND ^ | April 1, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A successful Hollywood producer who had an insider’s view of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign claims she heard Bill Clinton say that Barack Obama is not eligible to be president. Bettina Viviano – who started her own film production company in 1990 after serving as vice president of production for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment – told WND that it was common knowledge among delegates committed to Hillary that the Clintons believed Obama was constitutionally ineligible and that Bill Clinton would eventually disclose his belief to the public. The Clintons were the original “birthers,” Viviano told WND in an interview in...
  • Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform

    04/13/2014 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Salman · 45 replies
    AP via The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2014 | SANDRA CHEREB
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as...
  • CBS’s Bob Schieffer Interviews Dem. Elijah Cummings, Ignores His Relationship With Lois Lerner

    04/13/2014 4:09:20 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    ... Instead of asking Congressman Cummings about this damaging new report surrounding the IRS scandal, Schieffer ignored the entire issue, and focused on ObamaCare and equal pay for women for the entirety of the interview. The CBS host even falsely claimed that the GOP did not support equal pay for women: “Marsha Blackburn says Republicans are actually for equal pay for women. But yet, it was blocked in the Senate by Republicans…What is going on here?” Given that Schieffer had the opportunity to interview the ranking Democrat on the committee leading the IRS investigation, it would have made sense to...
  • Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee face off at New Hampshire Freedom Summit

    04/13/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 12, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Republican presidential primary is up and running in New Hampshire, where conservative prospects lined up in Manchester Saturday for the first cattle call of the 2016 cycle. Speakers at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was sponsored by Citizens United and Koch-backed Americans For Prosperity, included Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, all of whom would be top tier presidential contenders should they run. Donald Trump also spoke. Huckabee seemed especially determined to show he could compete for conservative votes against politicians like Paul and Cruz, who have each...
  • Another Democrat suggests racism within GOP, drawing another sharp response

    04/13/2014 4:49:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 14, 2014
    New York Rep. Steve Israel said Sunday a significant part of the Republican Party is “animated by racism,” marking the third time in recent days that a leading Democrat has appeared to make race an issue and draw a sharp response from Republicans. Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, whose major role is the get his House members re-elected, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that not all of his Republican colleagues are racist. “Not all of them, of course not,” he said. “But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by...
  • DCCC Chair Steve Israel: Not All, but Most Republicans Are Racists

    04/13/2014 5:11:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Instablog ^ | 4/13/2014 | DAN RIEHL
    On Sunday's "State of the Union," CNN's Candy Crowley asked DCCC Chairman Rep. Steve Israel if he thought his Republican colleagues are racist.Israel responded, "Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism."
  • War on Women: DSCC Pays Women $.70 per $1.00 for Men

    04/13/2014 6:25:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2014 | Heather Ginsberg
    Once again, it looks like the Democrats are painting the Republicans as the bad guys when they are truly the ones making the mistakes. You know how they keep pretending like it’s the Republicans who are anti-women and have waged a war on women? Well it seems they are committing the crimes just as much! The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has been working to make the midterm election season a nightmare for Republicans across the country by blaming them for inequalities in pay between men and women. Many know the commonly touted statistic that women earn 77 cents on...
  • Letter: At least Recchia doesn't misrepresent what he stands for

    04/13/2014 7:39:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Michael Grimm’s supporters have latched on to the Bill Maher issue as a reason to vote against Domenic Recchia, as though Maher is Recchia’s boss instead of just an irrelevant fool. But Grimm’s actual boss in Congress is far more meaningful — the man who contributed thousands to Grimm’s campaign, John Boehner.
  • BREAKING: White House Admits Democrats Will Lose the Senate

    04/10/2014 4:54:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Erick Erickson
    Put another way, Kathleen Sebelius has resigned and “Senior Administration Officials” are telling the media it is because of healthcare.gov. You do not have a celebration event last week to celebrate 7 million sign ups and have Sebelius there to get credit then this week throw her under the bus because of a screw up that happened last October. They have been standing with her since last October. They stood with her when the President’s polling was nosediving and throwing her under the bus could have stopped the bleeding. They are doing so now. Sebelius actually resigned last week and...
  • Woman 'throws a shoe at Hillary' during speech at Las Vegas casino

    04/11/2014 9:15:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/10/2014 | James Nye
    A woman was taken into custody after throwing what she described as a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a Las Vegas speech. The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage Thursday at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino. Clinton ducked but did not appear to be hit by the object, and then joked about the incident.
  • Morning Joe Panel Can’t Come Up with Hillary Achievement

    04/10/2014 7:38:31 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 33 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | April 10, 2014, 8:59 am | Keith Koffler
    Uh oh. Morning Joe often includes some of the best political minds around. AND THEY CAN’T COME UP WITH ANYTHING HILLARY HAS DONE EITHER! Were Mrs. Clinton a Republican, she’d be getting called an empty suit, albeit a well-traveled one. One panelist even suggests that she’ll have to reveal her big achievement in her upcoming book, which is to be published in June. As if her terms as senator and Secretary of State were carried out in secret! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBwUWnWraWU
  • MSNBC paid liar Joy Reid: “You’re more likely to be beamed up into a UFO than witness voter fraud”

    04/10/2014 8:59:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/10/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The tide is turning on the Democrats’ voter fraud schemes; and MSNBC’s Joy Reid may just be beamed up into a UFO after all. Fortified by recent court victories, public sentiment and a determination to end the Democrats’ use of fraud to steal elections, Boards of Election across the country are purging the rolls of fake and dead voters. The latest trash can of Democrat voter fraud to be kicked over is in North Carolina. The Tar Heel State’s investigation found a mind boggling number of fraudulent and expired (due to death of individual) voter registrations. Using a 28 state...
  • Brutal: Democratic poll finds Obama’s base is ready to stay home in November

    04/09/2014 12:49:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 8, 2014 | Allahpundit
    The poll was conducted between March 19 and 23, a week before the White House declared “mission accomplished” on ObamaCare, so maybe it’s simply missing a recent surge in enthusiasm among lefties. The first rule of ACA polling, though, is that the numbers rarely move much no matter what’s going on with the law. They dipped after the Healthcare.gov Chernobyl in October, they bounced back a bit as sign-ups improved, but overall they’ve been steady at around -10 or -12 for years now. Hard to believe that an enrollment milestone will shift that trend markedly and durably, especially with premiums...
  • CLINTON SAYS SHE IS 'THINKING ABOUT' 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RUN

    04/09/2014 1:58:18 AM PDT · by kingattax · 83 replies
    VIDEO AT LINKOn Tuesday, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted during a post-speech question-and-answer session at the Marketo Marketing Summit at San Francisco's Moscone Center that she's thinking about running for president in 2016...
  • Al Franken, Seriously (NYT puff piece)

    03/19/2004 3:13:11 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 1,443+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 03/21/04 | RUSSELL SHORTO
    I'm in a rental car with Al Franken, and we're driving across New Hampshire on the Sunday before the nation's first primary, heading to a John Edwards rally. The Democrats are in a kooky mood following the sudden collapse of Howard Dean in Iowa, and Franken -- comedian, celebrity, scourge -- is spending two days in the state not in any official capacity but as a sort of good-will representative from the party's satiric wing. He is not, as you might think from the outrageous trappings of his comedy, an extreme lefty but rather a devout party man, one who...
  • Wild Man Franken Assaults Dean Critic

    01/27/2004 8:44:52 PM PST · by wattsup · 26 replies · 155+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 | With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Democratic Party's official talk radio host got violent yesterday in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech. Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him. "I got down low and took his legs out," Franken boasted to the New York Post afterward. The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken's antics "unbelievable." "One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling," Russert told...
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 2:06:35 AM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 248 replies · 410+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/03 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.</p> <p>Franken - who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident - was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.</p>
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 9:03:29 AM PST · by batmast · 103 replies · 180+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS
  • LIES AND THE LYING LIAR WHO TOLD THEM (Al Franken on the campaign trail)

    02/02/2004 2:40:39 AM PST · by Liz · 23 replies · 307+ views
    NY POST ^ | February 2, 2004 | LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    <p>I did not body-slam a protestor at a Dean rally in Manchester as Vincent Morris wrote ("Al Franken Knocks Down Dean Heckler," Jan. 27). Mr. Morris made no attempt to reach me before publishing his story.</p> <p>His description, "Franken emerged from the crowd and charged one male protester, grabbing him with a bear hug from behind and slamming him onto the floor," is a complete fairy tale.</p>
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 4:02:22 PM PST · by Matthew James · 117 replies · 563+ views
    New York Post Online ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>January 27, 2004 -- EXETER, N.H. - Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.</p>
  • Franken clashes with Dean heckler

    01/28/2004 10:12:07 PM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 270+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/29/04 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Could Al Franken's life take an unfunny turn? The liberal comedian may have crossed the line after brawling with hecklers during a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire.</p> <p>Though accounts of the fracas vary, the beefy comedian essentially bearhugged, then brought down an agitated Lyndon LaRouche supporter who screamed Mr. Dean was "a liar" from the back of the Palace Theatre in Manchester, where the Democratic presidential hopeful took questions.</p>
  • 'Wild Man' Franken Assaults Dean Critic

    01/27/2004 7:12:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 142 replies · 738+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/27/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Democratic Party's official talk radio host got violent yesterday, in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech. Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him. "I got down low and took his legs out," Franken boasted to the New York Post afterwards. The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington Bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken's antics "unbelievable." "One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling," Russert...
  • Democrats hope equal pay issue will mobilize women voters

    04/08/2014 3:35:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 8, 2014 | By Lindsay Wise and David Lightman
    A Democratic blitz this week for new orders and laws promising equal pay for women is a key agenda item the party hopes will boost turnout this fall among its most loyal voters. President Barack Obama signed two executive actions, which will bar federal contractors from retaliating against employees for comparing salaries and require contractors to report compensation data to the government by gender and race. A McClatchy analysis in January found that women employees at the White House make 91 cents for every dollar men make. The female share of the federal workforce also has declined under Obama, while...
  • As Benghazi falls, so goes Libya

    04/08/2014 1:07:41 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Magharebia (Libya) ^ | April 4, 2014 | By Ali Al-Gattani
    Libya's General National Congress (GNC) on Sunday (March 30th) agreed to replace the legislative body with a new House of Representatives. As the country prepares for its next try at governance, Magharebia visited Susa to ask activist and former thwar Adel Elhasy about the interplay between politics and security. Unless things change across the board, the former field commander of the Free Libyans Brigade sees a grim future for his country. Adel Elhasy: The security situation is deteriorating - seriously. There are no recognised or active institutions. There is no army, just military units under various military ranks that are...
  • Jeb Bush is purposely poking the Republican base in the eye. Why?

    04/08/2014 12:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 7, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush's "act of love" comments about immigration over the weekend drew massive headlines with some conservatives criticizing him for his latest apostasy on the issue. But, it's the lead-up to Bush using the phrase "act of love" that's actually the really important part of what he said. Here it is with our bolding added: "There are means by which we can control our border better than we have. And there should be penalties for breaking the law. But the way I look at this -- and I'm going to say this, and it'll be on tape and so be...
  • 2009 Rand Paul Speech: Cheney Manipulated US Into Iraq War for Profit

    04/08/2014 9:46:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 7, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. Rand Paul claimed in 2009 that former Vice President Dick Cheney exploited the 9/11 attacks in order to lead the United States into war in Iraq to benefit military contractor Halliburton, where Cheney had been CEO before heading to Washington, a video unveiled by blog Mother Jones' writer David Corn shows. In the video unearthed of a speech given at Western Kentucky University, Paul argues that Cheney opposed the first Bush administration's plans but changed his mind over Halliburton, Corn reports. "He's being interviewed (in 1995), I think, by the American Enterprise Institute, and he says it would be...
  • Why Obama’s Presidency Has to Be All About Race Now

    04/08/2014 11:05:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 8, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Barack Obama’s presidency is failing. Despite what he and his cheerleaders in the press think, he is still losing the argument over ObamaCare. The program has posted a few non-catastrophic enrollment numbers lately, but a lot of the public has already made up their minds. They never liked the program much to begin with, and now that they know what’s in it, they like it even less. The economic recovery, such as it is, continues to be slow, painful, and jobless. The president’s foreign policy is spinning out of control in all directions. So the left is doing what they...
  • A New Democratic Poll Is Warning Of Midterm Disaster For Democrats [biased headline]

    04/08/2014 11:19:13 AM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    yahoo.com/Business Insider/Associated Press ^ | April 8, 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    A New Democratic Poll Is Warning Of Midterm Disaster For Democrats
  • Ted Cruz is Rand Paul's most dangerous foreign policy critic

    03/11/2014 7:11:13 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 160 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 11, 2014 AT 2:07 PM | Philip Klein
    If Sen. Rand Paul has any hope of capturing the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, he'll have to convince the conservative base he can be trusted on foreign policy -- which is exactly why Sen. Ted Cruz is his most dangerous critic.Though they have often been allies on domestic policy, anybody paying close attention knew that there was always a big gulf on foreign policy issues between Cruz, R-Texas, and Paul, R-Ky.Whereas Cruz has a much more traditional Reaganite view of a strong role for America in the world, Paul seeks to advance his father's brand of non-interventionism, which advocates...
  • GOP’s Alan Simpson backs gay marriage in ad

    04/08/2014 5:54:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/07/2014 | KATIE GLUECK
    Former Sen. Alan Simpson, a Republican, is making the case for a “live and let live” approach to same-sex marriage in a new television ad buy targeting Western states, just as a federal appeals court in Denver prepares to take up the issue later this week. “Whether you’re gay or lesbian or straight, if you love someone and you want to marry them, marry them,” Simpson, of Wyoming, says in the spot. The six-figure buy, sponsored by the pro-gay marriage group Freedom to Marry, is slated to start airing on Tuesday on national cable channels, as well as locally in...
  • Rand Paul in ’09: Cheney pushed Iraq war to benefit Halliburton

    04/07/2014 5:08:13 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 7 at 10:23 am | Aaron Blake
    <p>David Corn over at Mother Jones unearths a 2009 video of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in which Paul suggests that former vice president Dick Cheney wanted to invade Iraq in order to benefit his former employer, Halliburton.</p> <p>In the video, shot at Western Kentucky University, Paul argues that Cheney thought the invasion was a bad idea in the first Bush administration but changed his tune after working for Halliburton.</p>
  • Ron Paul tells Cheney to back off Obama

    01/05/2010 10:10:32 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 190 replies · 4,752+ views
    thehill.com ^ | Jan. 5, 2010 | Eric Zimmermann
    Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) took a shot at Dick Cheney last night, saying the former Vice President wasn't in any position to be criticizing President Obama. "Well, I think he had his eight years and he's caused a lot of trouble for our country and he perpetuated a war in Iraq that was unnecessary and wrong-headed," Paul said of Cheney on CNN's Larry King Live. "So I would say that it would be best he not be so critical right now."
  • Majority status in the Senate could swerve back and forth over the next few elections.

    04/06/2014 3:57:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 1 , 2014
    By a quirk of fate, we may be in for some pretty turbulent Senate elections, not only this November but in 2016 and 2018 as well. Majority status could resemble a rubber band as much as anything else. It is entirely plausible that the Senate will tip back into GOP hands in 2014, return to Democrats in 2016, and then flip again to Republicans in 2018. It’s all about how many—and which—seats on each side are up and exposed to losses, not to mention whether it is a presidential or midterm election. Obviously other factors could come into play, chiefly...
  • The GOP faithful should give Jeb Bush a hearing

    04/03/2014 12:04:36 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 55 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/3/2014 | George Will
    <p>The human kindling that makes up the flammable Republican base may soon burst into flames, again. Portions of that excitable cohort are looking — some with fawn-like eyes filled with hurt, others with sparks shooting from eyes narrowed like gun slits — askance at other Republicans urging Jeb Bush to seek the 2016 presidential nomination.</p>
  • The Jeb Boomlet: Why journalists are promoting another Bush candidacy

    04/02/2014 6:25:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 2, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    You know who wants Jeb Bush to run for president? The pundits. It's not that they pine for another Bush in the White House; it's that they need a GOP front-runner, preferably a household name. The Republican race is too amorphous for their taste. Every story has to mention Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and on and on. What journalists love is a two-person showdown, especially if each candidate hails from a different wing of the party, paving the way for lots of civil war themes. Christie was their guy. A brash, blunt blue-stater with...
  • Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton, 2016? God help us all.

    04/01/2014 10:49:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The London Spectator ^ | March 31, 2014 | Alex Massie
    Connoisseurs of hinge-moments – those instants at which a country’s future changes – have long-appreciated the 1994 Florida gubernatorial election. Jeb Bush lost. Meanwhile, across the country, his elder brother George was elected governor of Texas. George Junior complained – whined, perhaps – that Barbara and George Senior grieved Jeb’s loss more than they celebrated George’s victory. Until that moment, however, Jeb had been thought the Bush boy more likely to succeed on the national stage. Over the course of a single night in 1994, however, the wheel turned back to George. We know what happened next. Twenty years later...
  • Scarborough: Christie's 'Ship Has Sailed,' Donors Lukewarm on Jeb Bush

    04/01/2014 7:20:31 AM PDT · by Qbert · 54 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 31 Mar 2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    Big money GOP donors are reluctantly leaning toward former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president in 2016, said talk show host Joe Scarborough. "The whispers are out there. You hear it among top [Republican National Committee] donors. There is not an excitement. I'll be really honest with you. Nobody's going, 'Oh, we got to get Jeb,'" Scarborough said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Monday.  Donors are eyeing Bush because they see him as the only nominee who could beat presumptive Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Scarborough said, adding that contenders like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz aren't considered viable against the former...
  • Conservative Leaders For Jeb Bush?

    03/31/2014 7:48:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 91 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/31/14 | George Rasley
    Saturday’s Washington Post gave prominent placement to an article headlined “Influential Republicans working to draft Jeb Bush into 2016 presidential race” that detailed the establishment GOP’s desperate attempt to recruit the former Governor of Florida to run for president. The article by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa claims that “Concerned that the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal has damaged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political standing and alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), prominent donors, conservative leaders and longtime operatives say they consider Bush the GOP’s brightest hope to win back the White House.” Rucker and...
  • The inevitable “draft Jeb” campaign shifts into high gear

    03/30/2014 12:04:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The chore of determining who is the inevitable candidate for Republicans – at least in the minds of beltway insiders and the media – is clearly becoming more difficult. But the Washington Post takes a swing at the problem this weekend as they delve into the number of big donors who are now courting Jeb Bush to get off the bench and toss his hat in the ring. Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates...