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  • National Primary Poll: Hillary Clinton at 75%

    07/03/2015 6:41:18 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 39 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 06/22/2015 | NBC
    Hillary Clinton: 75% Bernie Sanders: 15% Jim Webb: 4% Martin O'Malley: 2% Lincoln Chafee: 0%
  • Donald Trump A Trojan Horse To Knock Out All Other Republicans But Jeb Bush?

    07/03/2015 6:03:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 94 replies
    I heard this "theory" from a friend, and decided to throw it out to Free Republic. My friend (no proof) said that he believes Donald Trump is a Trojan Horse.... Trump's is only there to pull people away from the other campaigns of Cruz, Walker, Paul, etc.... in order to eliminate them. Then once it's down to Trump and Bush in the Primaries, then he will step down. Leaving us with Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton will easily defeat Jeb Bush, and she will be the next President. Hopefully this nightmare scenario will never come to pass. Thoughts,...
  • Welcome to Wisconsin, Mr. President

    07/03/2015 12:47:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 2, 2015 | Scott Walker
    Bright spots in the Obama economy are few and far between, as opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs are often quashed by a federal government that has grown too large, powerful and pervasive. That’s why it’s telling that the president is scheduled to be in La Crosse, Wis., this week for an event focusing on the economy. To be sure, Wisconsin’s economy has enjoyed a dramatic recovery over the last few years. But our fortunes have improved in spite of – not because of – the president’s big-government policies. Reforming our bloated federal government is essential to revitalizing our nation’s...
  • Brian Babin becomes fifth Texas congressman to endorse Ted Cruz

    07/03/2015 12:02:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz now has five fellow Texan members of Congress publicly backing his 2016 presidential run. Cruz’s campaign announced Thursday morning the endorsement of Rep. Brian Babin, R-Woodville. “Ted has shown the conservative leadership and fortitude we so desperately need in our nation’s highest office,” said Babin in a statement released by the Cruz campaign. ”Now is a time for truth,” echoing the title of the senator’s new book, “and he will speak honestly to the American people.” Like Cruz, Babin has been critical of Republican leadership and President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Babin voted “present” in...
  • Presidential Candidate Jim Webb on the Issues

    07/02/2015 5:08:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/02/2015 | By NICHOLAS FANDOS
    Jim Webb, a Virginia Democrat who was elected to the Senate in 2006 and served a single term, announced on Thursday that he is running for president. Mr. Webb, a Vietnam veteran and former Navy secretary under President Ronald Reagan, has policy positions do not fall neatly along party lines. Here is where he stands on the issues. Foreign Policy Mr. Webb has been a persistent critic of the Iraq war, warning in 2002 that “those who are pushing for a unilateral war in Iraq know full well that there is no exit strategy if we invade.” He has also...
  • Time for Choosing: Other Than Ted Cruz, No Other Candidate has Supported Trump

    07/02/2015 12:10:41 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 30, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) thinks NBC was wrong to cut off its business relationship with real-estate mogul and television personality Donald Trump. "When it comes to Donald Trump, I like Donald Trump. I think he's terrific. I think he's brash. I think he speaks the truth," Cruz said Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends. Donald Trump later thanked Cruz via Twitter
  • Jim Webb Announces 2016 Presidential Run

    07/02/2015 11:50:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/02/2015
    Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced in an email Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president. "I understand the odds, particularly in today's political climate where fair debate is so often drowned out by huge sums of money," Webb said in the email. "But our country needs a fresh approach to solving the problems that confront us and too often unnecessarily divide us," he added.
  • Scott Walker files papers to run for president

    07/02/2015 11:36:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 2, 2015 | By Mary Spicuzza
    Gov. Scott Walker is making it official that he is running for president — sort of. Wisconsin's Republican governor filed papers with the Federal Election Commission Thursday "after hearing from countless Americans" during his testing the waters stage, an aide said. "While I have not yet announced whether I will be a candidate for President of the United States, I have received contributions of more than $5,000 within the last 15 days," Walker wrote in a Thursday letter to the FEC. "Should I formally announce, I will seek the Republican nomination for the office of President of the United States...
  • Donald Trump is quickly becoming the GOP establishment's worst nightmare

    07/02/2015 9:01:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/02/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump is not the most cautious speaker in the Republican presidential primary field. He's in a public feud with the nation's largest Spanish-language television network, one of its premier broadcast networks, and a major retailer over comments suggesting Mexican immigrants are "rapists" and drug runners. And despite all that, Trump is rising in recent polls, placing second both in national surveys and in polls of key early-voting states. This means one thing: In a little more than a month, the outspoken Trump will almost certainly be one of the candidates who polls high enough to earn a...
  • Christie Opposes Exemptions for Clerks Who Object to Same-Sex Marriage

    07/02/2015 8:22:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Time ^ | July 1, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke with many in his party’s social conservative wing Wednesday, telling reporters that government employees who have objections to issuing same-sex marriage licenses should not be allowed to opt out. While many conservatives have called for steps to protect government employees who have objections to Friday’s same-sex marriage ruling from the Supreme Court, Christie said those who work for the government should abide by their oaths.
  • Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant Finds New Home On Reelz

    07/02/2015 5:16:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Dominic Patten
    Dumped by NBC and Univision over Donald Trump’s remarks about “rapists” immigrants, the beauty pageant will still be televised out of Baton Rouge on July 12 after all thanks to some new friends in cable. In a deal with the Trump co-owned Miss Universe Organization, Reelz have picked up the exclusive rights to this year’s Miss USA pageant.
  • Bernie Sanders attracts massive crowd in Madison, Wisconsin

    07/01/2015 11:02:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    DC Caller ^ | 7-1-15 | Al Weaver
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders attracted a near sell out crowd Wednesday night at Madison Veteran's Memorial Stadium which seats about 10,000 people.
  • CNN Poll: Poll: Bush, Trump rising nationally for GOP, but both trail Clinton

    07/01/2015 9:59:17 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Bush stands at 19%, up from 13% in May -- and his best showing in CNN/ORC polling since December. Trump follows at 12%, up from 3% before his announcement. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (8%), neurosurgeon Ben Carson (7%) and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (7%) round out the top five.
  • Hillary Clinton emails: Lindsey Graham ‘always talks how much he likes you’

    07/01/2015 8:43:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | July 1, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) apparently likes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — he just thinks she’d do a terrible job as commander in chief. In one of the some-3,000 Clinton emails released by the State Department on Tuesday, business executive Terrence Duffy wrote to Clinton congratulating her on her daughter’s engagement and then relayed well wishes from Graham. “Also I had dinner last night with a mutual friend of ours, Sen Lindsay [sic] Graham. Lindsay always talks how much he likes you and said if I were to be in contact with you to say hi from him,” Duffy wrote...
  • Iowa poll: Trump takes second place behind Gov. Walker

    07/01/2015 6:48:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    CBS 58 ^ | July 1, 2015 | Dana Bishop
    CNN - Whatever New Hampshire saw in Donald Trump, it looks like Iowa is seeing it too. After taking second place in the latest New Hampshire polls, Trump is also claiming the silver in Iowa -- where he traveled hot off his announcement -- claiming 10% of support among likely caucus-goers, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues to lead the Republican field in the Hawkeye state with 18%, while Ben Carson tied with Trump for second. Walker has yet to announce he is running for president, but is expected to launch his campaign...
  • President’s Failed Leadership on Iran "time to bone up on principle of strong American leadership"

    07/01/2015 2:11:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 30, 2015 | Scott Walker
    Mr. President, it’s time for you to bone up on the principle of strong American leadership. Such a course of study would convince you to prioritize our safety over your own legacy. It would compel you to step away from this bad deal, and America would be better for it.Today marks another deadline for President Obama’s nuclear negotiations with Iran. The truth is these talks were doomed from the start by the administration’s pattern of retreat. As the Iranians hang tough, insisting on their core demands, the president has steadily abandoned commitments he made to the American people and our...
  • Trump near top of pack in Michigan, Clinton leads GOP field

    07/01/2015 1:57:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    PPP's newest Michigan poll finds a four way cluster at the top of the Republican field- Scott Walker's at 15%, with Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, and Donald Trump all right behind at 14%. Marco Rubio at 9%, Mike Huckabee at 8%, Chris Christie and Ted Cruz at 5%, and Rand Paul at 4% also all make the top 9. Rounding out the field are Carly Fiorina and John Kasich at 3%, Rick Santorum at 2%, Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry at 1%, and Bobby Jindal and George Pataki with less than 1%. It's interesting to note that Trump is in...
  • Bernie Sanders And Unions Have A Common Enemy: Scott Walker

    06/30/2015 2:35:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    TDC - The Daily Caller ^ | June 30, 2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    Democratic presidential hopeful and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders Tuesday went after Republican Gov. Scott Walker for limiting union power in Wisconsin. “Needless to say I’m strongly opposed to his agenda,” Sanders told reporters during a phone conference, according Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I think we need leadership in this country that is ready to stand up for working families. We need to strengthen the trade union movement in this country, not break it.” Though most of the major unions have yet to officially endorse a candidate, local unions have been increasingly moving to support Sanders. Walker, however, is loathed by organized...
  • Rubio Remains a Supporter of Path to Citizenship

    06/30/2015 12:57:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | June 30, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Many conservatives — and, indeed, many people — have been confused about what, exactly, Marco Rubio’s position is on immigration now that he’s said he regrets his support for the failed Gang of Eight bill. In an interview with New Hampshire’s local ABC station on Friday, Rubio made clear that he remains a supporter of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. “I do,” Rubio said, when asked if he supports a path to citizenship for those currently in the United States illegally. First, though, Rubio said lawmakers have to “prove to the American people that illegal immigration is under...
  • Parody: Bernie's in The House

    06/30/2015 12:38:55 PM PDT · by citizen · 1 replies
    N/A | 30 June 2015 | self
    Bernie's in The House To the tune of Burning Down the House, By Talking Heads Hill's out - she won't get what she's after New Hamp-shire loves its western neighbor He's a far left Socialist Bernie's in the House! Hold tight he is our perfect entry Far left that's where we want the country We must vote straight left to get Bernie in the House! Clinton lies, her heart is black Nor do we want Billy back. Our fascist leader is here! There's no time for half measures Bernie's all-in - that's for sure Fighting the Right with no fear!...
  • Don’t make us pick a side: Ted Cruz and Karl Rove engage in heated war of words

    06/29/2015 12:09:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sophia Tesfaye
    Ted Cruz didn’t just lament “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history” after the Supreme Court’s rulings on Obamacare and marriage equality late last week — he somehow also mustered up the energy to engage in a war of words with political strategist and Fox News contributor Karl Rove. The Tea Party Senator and Republican presidential candidate is out with a new book, titled “A Time for Truth,” in which he reveals a whole host of autobiographical tidbits including claims that his Cuban-born father once tried to join Fidel Castro’s army, that he had a porn-watching session...
  • Scott Walker says most Americans support voter ID laws, which make it easier to vote harder to cheat

    06/29/2015 2:23:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Politifact ^ | June 29, 2015 | Lucas Daprile
    In Scott Walker and Hillary Clinton's perfect world, at around this time next year each will be preparing to participate in the 2016 presidential debates. For now, they will have to be content exchanging jabs from afar. The latest exchange began June 4, 2015 when Clinton, who is the leading Democratic presidential candidate, criticized Walker and three other GOP contenders in a speech at Texas Southern University in Houston for their support of voter ID laws. She claimed Walker had cut back early voting in Wisconsin and made it harder for college students to vote. We rated that Mostly True....
  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/29/2015 1:36:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 27, 2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Author and political commentator Ann Coulter said there should be a 10-year freeze on immigration to the U.S. since the federal government has demonstrated it cannot enforce current law. “There’s a law on the books that says if a country will not take a criminal back the attorney general shall, not may, shall deny visas, any visas coming from that country – that is on the books right now. Has it been enforced by Republicans or Democrats? No, it has not,” Coulter said during an interview with PJ Media. “There’s a law on the books right now that says an...
  • Walker Maintains Lead in 4th Kristol Clear Straw Poll ...Fiorina gets a boost

    06/29/2015 12:35:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    TWS - The Weekly Standard ^ | June 22, 2016 | JIM SWIFT
    Over the past few months, the boss has conducted an unscientific straw poll to ask newsletter subscribers and TWS blog readers their top three choices for the 2016 GOP nominee. This morning, he sent out the results, and Scott Walker has maintained his lead. Here's an excerpt from the newsletter: Last but not least: the results of our straw poll. First, a caveat: The last newsletter appeared just before Donald Trump got in the race, so he wasn't on the list of candidates. He nonetheless got a fair number of write-in votes (he ended up with 2% of the first...
  • Clinton Email Scandal Has New Legs, "Hillary Has Only Herself To Blame"

    06/29/2015 12:17:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 28, 2015 | John King
    "....The Democratic front-runner has only herself to blame. After the House Select Benghazi Committee released some new emails this past week, the Obama State Dept. was forced to admit it was not in possession of some Clinton emails that clearly discuss Department business... Now, will some Republicans blow this out of proportion or wander into the realm of conspiracy theory? Perhaps, even probably, but as Democrats accuse them of being partisan or reckless, remember this: This would not be an issue if Clinton hadn't erased her email server..."
  • Notes from a gathering of conservatives and candidates

    06/28/2015 11:55:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    TDC - The Daily Caller ^ | June 28, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    This weekend, I attended the Centennial Institute of Colorado Christian University's annual Western Conservative Summit in Denver. The red-eye flight on Saturday night to D.C. gave me plenty of time to sort my impressions before appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" the following day, during which host Jake Tapper went out of his way to over-allocate time to me — perhaps as a sort of welcome to an ambassador from fly-over land. Here's what I reported to him: 1. While there is considerable division within conservatives generally and among Republican activists specifically on whether state legislatures and electorates ought...
  • Hillary Clinton 2016 - I Want It Now (New Campaign Commercial)

    06/28/2015 2:03:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6-28-2015
    This really is disturbing...
  • Ben Carson wins conservative straw poll, Fiorina and Walker close behind

    06/28/2015 1:31:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2015 | Philip Klein and Ariel Cohen
    DENVER -- Ben Carson, the famed surgeon turned presidential candidate, rode his outsider message to victory on Sunday at the Western Conservative Summit straw poll sponsored by the Washington Examiner, edging out former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Taken together, the results point to the resonance of the anti-Washington message among conservative audiences, as all three candidates argued in different ways that they would shake up the DC status quo. Carson garnered 26 percent of the 871 votes cast; Fiorina got 23 percent; Walker was at 22 percent; and Ted Cruz, at 11 percent, was the...
  • Bobby Jindal and Liberals’ Racist Double-Standard

    06/28/2015 11:08:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/26/15 | Kevin Williamson
    Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is, we are informed by all the best people, insufficiently ethnic. Governor Jindal, born in Baton Rouge, is Punjabi in the sense that your average Philadelphian with a surname ending in a vowel is Italian: ancestrally, trivially. Governor Jindal’s speech, culture, mannerisms, politics, religion, habits, and affect are as far removed from Chandigarh, the north Indian city where his parents met, as they are from Bogota or Stuttgart. The governor insistently rejects the tossed salad model in favor of the melting pot: an American is an American is an American, in his view. For his political...
  • Graham: GOP Should Take Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment Out of Platform

    06/28/2015 8:50:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 28, 2015 | Andrew Stoughton
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" that if the Republican party doesn't change its official position on same-sex marriage it will "hurt" the GOP in 2016. In 2012, the Republican platform read, "We reaffirm our support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman."
  • Scott Walker: I'd 'absolutely' nuke the filibuster to repeal Obamacare

    06/28/2015 7:31:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2015 | Philip Klein
    Scott Walker on Saturday night said that if it were necessary to repeal President Obama's healthcare law, he would urge Republican senators to use the so-called nuclear option to end the filibuster. After formal remarks at the Western Conservative Summit, Walker sat down with talk radio host and author Hugh Hewitt for an onstage interview. "I heard you say Obamacare will be repealed and replaced," Hewitt said. "There are a lot of Republican senators who love the filibuster. Rick Santorum told me you don't need to break the filibuster to repeal Obamacare. But if it's necessary to do so, will...
  • Ted Cruz: Retention Elections (Description)

    06/28/2015 6:50:00 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 3 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | BallotPedia
    Typically, judges and justices in states with retention elections are retained with anywhere from 60-80% of the vote. However, retention elections are sometimes used as opportunities to remove from office judges who have made unpopular rulings.[3] For example, in Iowa's 2010 retention election, David Baker, Marsha Ternus and Michael Streit, three Iowa Supreme Court justices, were denied retention by slim margins because of the court's unpopular decision to legalize gay marriage.[4]
  • Saturday Night Funny Video: Senator Cruz’s ‘Hidden Talent’

    06/28/2015 6:25:24 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 28, 2015 | Brent Baker
    Following Senator Ted Cruz’s “Center Seat” session on Wednesday’s Special Report, FNC’s Bret Baier ended his program with some YouTube clips showing Cruz “has a hidden talent on the campaign trail, apparently.” Cruz watched along with the audience and, afterward, offered an assessment of his talent.
  • Walker Jumps the Marriage Shark

    06/28/2015 2:42:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 27, 2015 | Roger L. Simon
    I thought Scott Walker was a pretty cool guy when I saw him pull up on a Harley at Joni Ernst’s Roast & Ride a few weeks ago in Boone, Iowa. But he just did something that wasn’t so cool in reacting to the SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage — that is if you care about the Republicans winning the 2016 general election. Walker called for a Constitutional amendment to let states define marriage. Now I’m sure the Wisconsin governor has strong feelings about traditional marriage and, although I’m on the other side on this one, I completely respect his...
  • Cruz: ‘I ain't running to manage Washington. I’m running to change Washington’

    06/27/2015 4:48:03 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 50 replies
    Livestream.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    At an Iowa campaign rally Saturday, Ted Cruz's message to the faithful was, "Believe again." Cruz told the crowd at Drake University in Des Moines that the Washington Cartel's game is rigged, and the elites aim to keep it that way. But he said that the power of the people can defeat the cartel: "The game is rigged, and they want to keep it that way. People know it is happening and feel helpless to change it. But 'we the people' have a choice," the U.S. Senator and GOP presidential candidate said. His speech was frequently interrupted by applause, chants...
  • Ted Cruz: Proposes Constitutional Amendment for Judicial Retention Elections

    06/27/2015 12:31:31 PM PDT · by Unedited · 34 replies
    uneditedpolitics.com ^ | 6/27/15 | Unedited
    Ted Cruz in a speech today proposed holding periodic Supreme Court judicial retention elections.
  • Jeb Bush has a new problem: John Roberts

    06/27/2015 5:55:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | June 26, 2015 | Eli Stokols
    Jeb Bush is always facing nagging questions about the Bush family’s political legacy. Now he’s got another: John Roberts. With conservatives up in arms over Roberts’ role in preserving Obamacare, Jeb Bush suddenly finds himself called to answer for the chief justice appointed by his brother, George W. Bush. And not just Roberts — Jeb is also taking flak for David Souter, the liberal justice appointed by his father, George H.W. Bush.
  • Marco Rubio on the gay marriage ruling: We live in a republic and must abide by the law

    06/26/2015 5:32:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 26, 2015 | Allahpundit
    At any other time, this statement would be wholly unremarkable. In the thick of a GOP presidential primary, though? Right after the the hottest hot-button social issue of ‘em all has gone nuclear? When Mike Huckabee’s vowing some sort of second American revolution in defiance of the Court’s ruling? Kinda newsy. “I believe that marriage, as the key to strong family life, is the most important institution in our society and should be between one man and one woman. People who disagree with the traditional definition of marriage have the right to change their state laws. That is the right...
  • Ted Cruz On Supreme Court Rulings: ‘Some Of The Darkest 24 Hours In Our Nation’s History’ [AUDIO]

    06/26/2015 2:27:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Continuing his critique of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday that the rulings mark “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nations history.” Cruz made the comments in an interview on Sean Hannity’s radio show Friday afternoon. “Today is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history,” Cruz said. “I couldn’t say it more eloquently,” Hannity responded. “Yesterday and today were both naked and shameless judicial activism,” Cruz said. “Neither decision — the decision yesterday rewriting Obamacare for the second time. Six justices joined the Obama administration. You...
  • Scott Walker on Crime and Punishment: Back to the ‘90s

    06/26/2015 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Marshall Report ^ | June 26, 2015 | Eli Hager
    Governor Scott Walker knew exactly what he was doing Wednesday as he signed two bills expanding access to guns only a week after a gunman had murdered nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina. “If we had pulled back on this,” the likely Republican presidential candidate said as he abolished Wisconsin’s 48-hour waiting period for purchasing handguns (which had been in effect since 1976) and authorized off-duty and retired cops to carry firearms inside public schools, “I think it would have given people the erroneous opinion that what we signed into law today had anything to do with...
  • After the Supreme Court's Decision: Here's What I Want GOP Candidates to Say about Marriage

    06/26/2015 10:26:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    The Supreme Court has ruled 5–4 that the Constitution guarantees a right to gay marriage. Will this decision be the Brown v. Board of Education of our times or this generation’s Roe v. Wade? The difference, of course, is that Brown v. Board definitively established a magnificent new public morality that racism is wrong. The Supreme Court’s decision to strip human life in the womb of all legal protections, by contrast, set in motion a 50-year struggle that has yet to end. Which will it be? A great deal depends on how the men and women who want to be...
  • 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination - Latest Fox News Poll

    06/25/2015 3:45:53 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 70 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/23/15 | Fox News
    FOX News Poll 6/21 - 6/23 Bush------15 Trump-----11 Carson----10 Walker-----9 Paul-------9 Rubio------8 Huckabee---6 Cruz-------4 Christie---4 Fiorina----3 Santorum---3-------debate cut-off point Perry------2 Kasich-----2 Jindal-----2 Graham-----1
  • Washington Post Concerned About Authenticity of Bobby Jindal's Heritage

    06/25/2015 9:35:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    On the same day that Bobby Jindal announced he's running for president, The Washington Post published an article implicitly questioning why the Louisiana governor indentifies more as an American than an Indian American. Jindal's parents were born and raised in India before immigrating to the United States. "Yet many see him as a man who has spent a lifetime distancing himself from his Indian roots," Annie Gowen and Tyler Bridges reported from Khanpur, India. The article was reminiscent of Mark Halperin's interview of presidential candidate Ted Cruz in May. Halperin, of Bloomberg Politics, asked Cruz a series of questions seeking...
  • Surrogate Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill Attacks Bernie Sanders: “He’s a Socialist”

    06/25/2015 8:56:42 AM PDT · by Unedited · 26 replies
    uneditedpolitics.com ^ | 6/25/15 | Unedited
    Surrogate Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill Attacks Bernie Sanders: “He’s a Socialist”
  • Hillary Clinton Stock Market Bets: A 155 year indicator that tells us why Hillary won't Win

    06/25/2015 7:48:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/24/2015 | Ken Fisher
    I’ve turned up a 155-year indicator that suggests Hillary Clinton will not be elected next year–and offers some interesting perspective as to the market direction in 2016 and 2017. An old, little-known truth: Overwhelmingly, when Republicans are elected President, stocks soar during the year they are elected (this has held true every single election since World War II, except 2000, an election in which Al Gore won the popular vote). Average S&P 500 gain: 12%, presumably in anticipation of market-friendly policies. Then stocks flipped negative during most GOP inaugural years–presumably when investors realized the new guy was, yes, still just...
  • GOP Presidential Hopefuls Introduce Sheldon Adelson-Backed Bill to Ban Online Gambling (Rubio)

    06/25/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 24, 2015 | Dustin Volz
    Two Republican senators running for president reintroduced a bill Wednesday that would effectively ban Internet poker and other forms of online gambling—legislation that has long been championed by casino magnate and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. Both Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio joined a handful of Republicans and one Democrat in reviving the Restoration of America's Wire Act, a measure that proponents say would "restore" the proper interpretation of a decades-old federal ban on some gambling operations by expanding it to include Internet gambling.
  • Another Skinny, Big-eared Man of Color Wants To Be President

    06/25/2015 5:24:22 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-25-2015 | MOTUS
    Question: Does America really need another skinny, big-eared man of color as president? Answer: Yes, if the next one is a God-fearing, Gun-toting,red-blooded first generation American who loves his wife, family and country. If you consider the concept of the American melting pot a form of racial “micro-aggression” you probably won’t like Bobby Jindal – a first generation Indian (no, sorry, not Native) who has assimilated American values better than most Americans whose roots go back generations.On the other hand, if you think America needs fewer salad bowls and more fondues, this guy’s for you. Read or watch Bobby Jindal’s all-American...
  • The Stupid Party’s Candidate: Running to the right isn’t working for Bobby Jindal.

    06/24/2015 7:45:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/2015 | By ALAN GREENBLATT
    In n 2013 Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal called on the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” A former Rhodes scholar with serious policy chops, he appeared perfectly positioned to elevate the discussion of ideas. Instead, Jindal has chosen to run in 2016 as the stupid party’s standard-bearer. As Jindal prepares to make his White House bid official on Wednesday, he is struggling to break the one percent mark in national polls. That puts him a dozen places behind the top-tier triumvirate of Walker, Bush and Rubio. It’s possible Jindal will emerge from the back of the pack at some...
  • The Hill: Nikki Haley is the ‘Republican Wonder Woman of Color’

    06/24/2015 9:51:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | June 24, 2015 | Jammie
    The media is really covering itself in glory these days. Just yesterday the Washington Post well full on racist against Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and today The Hill ran with this nonsense from an obvious black racist who clearly hasn’t been able to comprehend what’s gone on the past few days. It’s the capture-the-flag you never saw coming.In a shrewdly mapped play, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) call to remove the flapping Confederate rebel jack from state capitol grounds suddenly prompted an entire party to reverse course on the issue. And after years of happily whistling political Dixie as...
  • Former unpaid Clinton campaigner: Pay your interns [yet remains "a Stockholm syndrome victim"]

    06/24/2015 6:18:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2015 | Kyle Balluck
    A former Hillary Clinton campaign fellow is accusing the Democratic frontrunner of hypocrisy for relying on unpaid interns and fellows while publicly calling to for increased wages. Carolyn Osorio writes in a new USA Today opinion piece that she joined the campaign as a fellow after Clinton announced her bid in April, adding that she had to move to Nevada and work there for free. "I had hoped a trailblazer would be more willing to break the mold of indentured servitude that haunts my generation," she writes. "Finding out that Hillary perpetuates the exploitation known as unpaid internships was like...