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  • GOP's hell-bent on tearing us apart:decades-long (southern) strategy to win by divisiveness...

    11/29/2015 4:51:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Salon ^ | November 29, 2015 | Heather Cox Richardson, .....a professor of history at Boston College
    Republican candidates for the presidential nomination claim that Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell them, insist the U.S. is at war with an "evil state of consciousness," compare Muslims to rabid dogs, and call for closing mosques and registering Muslims. These are not fringe candidates. They are the front-runners. American politics has descended from principle into tribalism. The descent began in 1968. That year's presidential election looked to be a principled fight, with Democrats Hubert Humphrey and Robert F. Kennedy articulating a vision of an inclusive America in which the government expanded efforts to guarantee equality. For...
  • Hillary Clinton’s million little lies

    11/28/2015 8:23:27 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 11/28/2015 | Michael Walsh
    To hear Hillary Clinton tell it, she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary, the conqueror of Mount Everest — even though she was already 6 years old when he made his famous ascent. On a visit to war-torn Bosnia in 1996, she claimed she and her entourage landed under sniper fire and had to run “with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base” — although videos of her arrival show her waltzing serenely across the tarmac, waving to the crowd. She blamed the 2012 attack on American diplomatic and intelligence-gathering installations in Benghazi on...
  • Hillary No Shoo-In for 2016

    11/28/2015 3:13:41 PM PST · by GilGil · 59 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/28/2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    ...the challenge for Hillary Clinton is likely to be much different. Rather than worrying about whether she can hold the lead and run out the clock, the question will become whether or not she can pull off a come-from-behind victory. In all likelihood, the Republican nominee will start off the general election season as the favorite. That perspective may sound crazy to Clinton supporters and many in the D.C. media club. They see the Democratic front-runner as obviously experienced and qualified in contrast to the leading GOP candidates. But fundamentals drive elections more than candidates do. The most important measure...
  • The Democrats’ Death Wish: The Disappearing Destiny of the Donkey Party

    11/27/2015 11:44:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | Virgil
    ...........Yes, everything is different, now, for elite Democrats. As we have seen, they are inspired by the EU. And as we have also seen, they no longer worry about worker's wages-and that only makes sense, because the two big magnetic poles of the new Democratic coalition, Al Sharpton and George Soros, are both oblivious to wages. Why? Because Sharpton's core constituents aren't in the workforce; they make their living through welfare, not work. And as for Soros and his fellow billionaires, they couldn't be bothered to think about anything as microscopic as a mere wage. Meanwhile, Democratic politicos believe that...
  • Donald Trump’s Police State [A Pajama Boy Panic Attack]

    11/27/2015 6:04:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    NY SLIMES ^ | 11/27/15 | Timothy Egan
    In "The Plot Against America," the novelist Philip Roth imagines an alternative history at the dawn of World War II. Charles A. Lindbergh, aviator hero and crypto-fascist, defeats Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. Rather than go to war against Nazi Germany, he foments an atmosphere of hatred directed at Jews in the United States..... But over the last three months, in listening to plans of the Republican presidential front-runner and the views of his increasingly thuggish followers, I'm starting to have some dark fears should Donald Trump become president. Take him at his word - albeit, a worthless thing given...
  • #EnemiesWithin: New Video Proves Bernie Sanders is a Communist (video)

    11/26/2015 8:24:07 AM PST · by Twotone · 21 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 | Trevor Loudon
    Proof that Bernie Sanders is a pro-totalitarian Marxist.
  • Rush Limbaugh is a hypocrite when it comes to Trump

    11/25/2015 11:34:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 344 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Travis Hale
    In the summer of 1992, Rush Limbaugh saved me from myself. I was an 18-year-old high school graduate about to begin college, too impatient to wait for adulthood to come to me. So instead, I went in search of it the only way I knew how: by engulfing myself in presidential politics and the fascinating campaigns that summer between Bill Clinton, George Bush and Ross Perot. Like many idealistic teens, I was at first drawn to the youthful Clinton campaign and Fleetwood Mac's cheerful command to "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow." But then I started listening to Limbaugh and it...
  • Dear Nate Silver: The Media (and the GOP) Should Be ‘Freaking Out’ About Trump’s Poll Numbers

    11/25/2015 7:37:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/25/2015 | John Ziegler
    Liberal Media darling and alleged prediction guru Nate Silver says that everyone in the media should just calm down and stop "freaking out" about Donald Trump's amazing poll numbers. He insists that almost no voters have actually made up their mind yet and that there is still only a minuscule chance of Trump stealing the GOP nomination and changing our politics forever (not to mention also virtually insuring the election of Hillary Clinton). Silver is mostly wrong about Trump's chances of winning the nomination, but more importantly he discounts the very real impact that Trump will have on the ultimate...
  • Carson fades in polls amid tough scrutiny

    11/24/2015 11:54:48 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/23/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    Weeks of tough scrutiny are beginning to take a toll: Ben Carson appears to be fading in Iowa, and there are signs he may be hitting the wall in other early states. A CBS/YouGov poll released Sunday showed Carson slipping below 20 percent in Iowa and to third place behind Donald Trump and Ted Cruz — the first time he's had a rating of less than 20 percent in a major poll there since September. [SNIP] All of that suggests a challenging road ahead for the retired pediatric neurosurgeon, said Patrick Murray, the director of polling at Monmouth University, which...
  • Attack Of The Jeb! :for decades, the candidate has been petty and vindictive.

    Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, his face contorted in a scowl, doesn’t get up to greet Alex Villalobos when the big-eyed 42-year-old state senator enters the dimly lit office connected to the executive suite of Tallahassee’s Capitol building. It’s early May 2006, shortly after the last day of the legislative session, and Villalobos is seething. He’s recently been banished from party leadership and his oak-lined office in the Capitol — largely because he voted against the governor’s pet project: making school vouchers part of the state constitution and doing away with a law that limits class sizes in the state’s schools....
  • The current state of the GOP presidential race [As at November 24,2015]

    11/24/2015 7:02:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2015 | Ed Straker
    Ted Cruz is surging! Ben Carson is sinking! But all through this, Jeb Bush chugs along with his little five percent, the little engine that could (la mquina se puede). We need him to stay in the race. If Bush quits, all his support will go to Marco Rubio. They have a very similar base of support, not merely geographically, but ideologically. Both were big amnesty supporters for illegal aliens; the only difference is that Bush is still open about his continued support for it, while Marco doesn't dwell (and yet, Marco still, even today, quietly, wants to continue...
  • York: Obamacare troubles a gift to 2016 GOP candidates (Pelosi knew)

    11/24/2015 4:04:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Your Houston News ^ | 11/23/15 | Byron York
    There have been many articles in the last year with some variation of the headline "GOP Surrenders on Obamacare." The stories mostly concern a tendency among some Republican policy elites to adopt the Washington conventional wisdom that Obamacare cannot be repealed because it has already become deeply entrenched in American life. Those Republicans might want to reconsider. A series of developments in recent days suggests the Affordable Care Act is in perilous condition and could become even more troubled in months to come. **SNIP** That's an enrollment rate of about 35 percent of those eligible for subsidies. Think about it:...
  • TRUMP Live Stream Columbus OH 7 pm EDT

    11/23/2015 3:51:15 PM PST · by true believer forever · 73 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 23, 2016 | truebelieverforever
    Trump will be speaking live at Columbus Convention Center momentarily.
  • Mitt Romney leads New Hampshire poll—no, he’s still not running

    11/23/2015 11:39:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 11/23/2015 | By Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Mitt Romney has said time and time again that he is not running for president. However, a new poll shows that the former Massachusetts governor's nonexistent campaign would lead the field in New Hampshire, if only he were to launch a third run for president (which he'd now have to do as a write-in candidate having missed the state's filing deadline). According to a Suffolk/Boston Globe poll of likely Granite State primary voters, if Romney was added to crowd of GOP presidential hopefuls, he would lead the field with 31 percent of the vote—more than double that of current frontrunner...
  • Carson says, wrongly, that Thomas Jefferson crafted the Constitution

    11/23/2015 9:52:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | November 23, 2015 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Of America’s Founding Fathers, Ben Carson is most moved by Thomas Jefferson, partly because of the way he “tried to craft our Constitution,” the retired neurosurgeon said this weekend. In a Sunday interview on C-SPAN as part of its “Road to the White House” series, Carson said he was “impressed by a lot of them,” referring to the Founding Fathers.
  • FOX News Poll: Marco Rubio does best against Clinton in 2016 ballot test

    11/23/2015 8:00:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans want a candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton. A new Fox News poll finds Marco Rubio performs best against the presumptive Democratic nominee. Rubio has an eight-point edge: 50 percent to Clinton's 42 percent. Then again, Clinton -- who commands 55 percent support among Democratic primary voters, easily outpacing Bernie Sanders (32 percent) and Martin O'Malley (3 percent) -- trails all top-tier Republicans in hypothetical 2016 face-offs. Jeb Bush is ahead of Clinton by six points (45-39 percent). She trails both Ben Carson (47-42 percent) and Donald Trump (46-41 percent) by five. Ted Cruz bests her by four (45-41...
  • Poll: Six Republican candidates would beat Hillary in head-to-head general election match-up

    11/23/2015 7:44:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2015 | Rick Moran
    Do you smell that?  I love the smell of panic in the morning – especially from Democrats. Perhaps not panic.  But the results of this latest Fox poll should elicit some hand-wringing, wailing, and gnashing of teeth from Democrats. Six Republican candidates – several who are barely registering in GOP polls – would beat Hillary Clinton in the general election, according to the poll. The Hill: Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) would do best against Clinton, 50 to 42 percent, pollsters found. Billionaire Donald Trump, retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and...
  • The Democratic Win in Louisiana Is No Sign of the Party’s Revival

    11/23/2015 7:19:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/23/2015 | John Fund
    Saturday, Democrats elected their first governor in the Deep South in eight years, as Louisiana state legislator John Bel Edwards defeated GOP U.S. senator David Vitter. The Democrats' double-digit victory in Louisiana makes up for their losing the Kentucky governorship to Republicans three weeks ago. But Edwards's victory does little to change the unpopularity of Democrats in the South. Edwards worked hard to separate himself from the liberal wing of his party on social issues. He was unabashedly pro-gun and anti-abortion, and he emphasized that he's a graduate of West Point who had served in Iraq as an Army Ranger....
  • Rush Limbaugh: Ben Carson 'Probably Not' Qualified to Be President

    11/23/2015 6:54:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/23/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is "probably not" ready for the job, according to leading conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh. "Ben Carson equipped to be president? Um -- probably not at this stage," Limbaugh told Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace in an interview this morning. "But any of these Republicans running would be better than Hillary or better than anything we've got now, so on that, based on that comparison, yes. I would vote for him if it was up to him and Hillary. Absolutely, without a doubt." Carson's lack of foreign policy experience has emerged as a political weakness...
  • Cancel the Debate! CNN Caught Selectively-Editing Trump’s ‘Muslim’ Comments

    11/21/2015 3:13:01 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 42 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | John Nolte
    CNN has been caught red-handed selectively editing Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's comments about a "Muslim registry," in order to make it sound as though he is agreeing to this registry. He is not. The edited video is yet another lying log on the left-wing garbage fire that is CNN, and yet in just three weeks, this very same garbage fire is hosting the next Republican presidential debate! What exactly does CNN have to do in order to lose its right to depose these candidates for two hours in front of the whole world? If CNN is already maliciously editing...
  • I went to church w/ Ted Cruz, he's building an army of young Christian voters in Iowa-"scary stuff"

    11/21/2015 1:08:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 152 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2015 | Robert Leonard - reporter, anthropologist, and author of “Yellow Cab”
    Many around me in the coffee shop nodded in agreement in support of welcoming Christian refugees and rejecting those of other faiths. It fits their narrative that they should help persecuted Christians. After all, despite the fact that American Christians are the most entitled and privileged people in the history of the planet, many feel persecuted.One of the more endearing customs of many of our small town Iowa churches on Sunday morning is story time. The pastor welcomes elementary and pre-school aged kids up front, where he or she sits with the children, and shares a parable. Often the pastor...
  • Donald Trump Can’t Say 'No' - Is That What We Want in a President?

    11/20/2015 11:30:00 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 493 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    As has been made abundantly clear by his incessant mewling and pathetically thin skin, Donald J. Trump is not in fact an unwaveringly resolute tough guy of the type you would hope to find standing next to you in the trenches, but an insecure attention seeker who cannot help but pander to his audiences' prejudices. In the past few days, Trump has been asked variously whether, if elected, he would use his power to close mosques; whether he believes that Muslims should be registered in a special government database; and whether or not it would be a good idea to...
  • Yahoo hires Hunter Walker to cover Clinton campaign [Kid who tried to setup Trump this week]

    11/20/2015 1:27:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    capitalnewyork.com ^ | 10/9/15 | Peter Sterne
    Yahoo has hired Business Insider's Hunter Walker as national correspondent, the company announced Friday. Walker will cover the 2016 presidential race for Yahoo News, with a special focus on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
  • Why some economists say 2016 will be America’s best year in a decade

    11/20/2015 6:39:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/20/2015 | Jim Tankersley
    Gloom and doom is back in fashion for the American economy. A growing number of economists predict it is heading for another recession sometime soon, and only 1 in 5 Americans believes it's getting better, Bloomberg reports. The Commerce Department estimates the economy grew a disappointing 1.5 percent in the third quarter. To which economists at the University of Michigan say: Cheer up! Forecasters at Michigan's Research Center in Quantitative Economics said on Thursday that they expect real gross domestic product to grow 2.6 percent next year and 2.9 percent in 2017. That wouldn't be white-hot growth by any means,...
  • Rep. Mia Love endorses Marco Rubio for president

    11/19/2015 4:48:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/19/2015 | By Dennis Romboy
    The Utah Republican endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, on Thursday, saying he is strong on defense and foreign policy. "We have to do everything we can to make sure we strengthen our national defense, and do everything we can to make sure that this country and the people that are living in this country are safe, and Marco is the right person to do that," Love said in a statement. Love, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, said she realized at a roundtable discussion with Rubio when he campaigned in Utah last month that their stories are similar. "And for the...
  • Will Democrats Win Back the Senate? Current Election Map Looks Quite Favorable to Dems

    11/19/2015 7:58:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/19/2015 | Rich Baehr
    We are a bit less than a year away from the 2016 presidential election, and one of the major parties, barring some unlikely legal developments, appears to have settled on its nominee. Hillary Clinton will almost certainly be the Democratic Party standard-bearer next November. The Republican race is remarkably unsettled. Two newcomers to politics, businessman Donald Trump and pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, continue to lead all GOP polls, drawing 45-50% of the vote between them in most surveys. Most analysts believe both candidates will fade, and the eventual nominee is likely to be one of two Cuban American senators: Marco...
  • What Ben Carson Doesn't Know: Yes He's Very Smart, But 'Informed' is Another Story

    11/19/2015 6:58:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    Ben Carson is not stupid, and anyone who says he is can be ignored in serious political discussions. But a man who spends his life reaching the summit of the medical profession obviously hasn't had a lot of time to learn the details of government policy. Every presidential candidate faces a learning curve; one who has no history in politics, such as Carson, faces a steeper climb. Duane Clarridge, chief of the CIA's Latin American division from 1981 to 1987 and an advisor to Carson, caused a major kerfuffle this week when he told the New York Times that,...
  • ...Hillary Clinton visits LIVE Today [Kelly Ripa in the Cult]

    11/19/2015 6:51:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Broadway World ^ | 11/19/15
    On today's "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced that former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, First Lady of the United States and current Democratic presidential candidate HILLARY CLINTON will sit down for an interview on "LIVE" today, November 19, 2015. This will be Secretary Clinton's fourth visit to "LIVE." She made three appearances on the show as First Lady in 1996, joining then-hosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford. On November 19, she'll talk to Ripa and Strahan about her life, her family and of course her campaign for the office of President of...
  • New Hindu Republican Group Aims to Build Conservative Hindus' Influence

    11/18/2015 2:32:11 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 38 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Kristina Peterson
    Newt Gingrich, shown in a file photo, is the Hindu group's honorary chairman Associated Press There is only one Hindu in Congress and she is a Democrat. But as of Tuesday, there will be a Republican Hindu Coalition, comprised of Indian Americans looking to amplify their voice in U.S. politics. The group, which formally launches Tuesday evening, isn't aimed at bolstering the ranks of Hindus across the aisle from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii). Instead, the coalition is focused on advancing conservative policies important to the Republican Hindu community, including fiscal discipline, expanded trade, and forceful defense, said its founder...
  • Paris attacks force Sanders to adjust campaign strategy

    11/18/2015 6:01:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    "All of a sudden I heard this jarring switch to income inequality," Democratic strategist Brad Bannon said about how Sanders kicked off the debate in Iowa."I know they were trying to shift the debate back to their turf, but it was so jarring. That's not what Americans wanted to hear. They had been watching nonstop coverage of the tragedy in Paris for a full 24 hours at that point." Friday's Paris attacks have forced Bernie Sanders to adjust his strategy to prove to Democrats that he's fit to be commander in chief. While Hillary Clinton has a distinct edge in...
  • Whoa: Trump just revealed who he’d pick for VICE president…

    11/18/2015 3:37:24 AM PST · by Caipirabob · 65 replies
    Allen West - American Patriot ^ | November 17, 2015 | Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor
    As GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to lead in most polls - in some by rather large margins - what might have once seemed like a longshot (remember back at the beginning of the summer) now increasingly is real possibility. So it's natural to start imagining who Trump might pick as his running mate, should he go all the way to receive the GOP nomination. Today, Trump came as close as he's come yet to naming who that person might be. And I know some of you are going to be disappointed, while others of you will love it....
  • Hillary: These hateful Republicans wanting to deny refugees because of religion is a new low

    11/18/2015 2:20:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Caintv.com ^ | 11/17/15 | Dan Calabrese
    ....She'll say anything. We all know that, right? And not that she's the sharpest tool in the shed, but she certainly knows that any reluctance to take Muslim refugees has to do with this troubling tendency toward jihad rather than a preference for the Bible over the Koran (however much that preference may be justified). So when she tries to make it sound like that's all this is about, she's both lying and being incredibly stupid, so what does that make her? Why, it makes her Hillary Clinton, of course.....
  • Paris Attacks Complicate Hillary Clinton’s Alignment With Obama

    11/17/2015 10:20:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2015 | AMY CHOZICK
    In her pursuit of the Democratic nomination for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton has emphasized her ties to President Obama. She regularly tells the story of how he wooed her into serving as his secretary of state and recites, typically to a roar of applause, the line: "President Obama doesn't get the credit he deserves.... Appearing acutely aware of how liberal primary voters, particularly in Iowa, view her hawkish reputation, Mrs. Clinton said on Saturday that "this cannot be an American fight" and that the United States should not bear "the bulk of the responsibility.".... At a campaign event in Ames,...
  • Sarah Palin says she had "crappy answer" to Katie Couric's "fair question"

    11/17/2015 9:41:53 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 40 replies
    TPM ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2015 | SARA JERDE
    Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said in an interview that aired Sunday that the question CBS anchor Katie Couric asked her about what publications she read to form her views on foreign policy was "fair," but that she gave a "crappy" answer.
  • Don’t count on Colorado going red next November

    11/17/2015 8:20:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that just before the election at the beginning of this month we talked about the school board recall initiative in Jefferson County, Colorado. Three conservative board members had been elected in 2013 and they had proceeded to work on school choice initiatives, expanded support for charter schools and a variety of other agenda items which completely outraged the teachers unions. The ensuing battle over attempts to have them recalled was epic, bringing in millions of dollars for campaign war chests on both sides, with the national teachers unions facing off against Americans for Prosperity and a...
  • Steve King on ‘Kicking Doors Down’ on Immigrants, and Why Time Right to Endorse Ted Cruz

    11/16/2015 11:36:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | November 16, 2015 | Tim Alberta interviews Steve King
    Iowa congressman Steve King, who has relished his potential to play kingmaker in this Republican presidential race, announced Monday morning that he's endorsing Ted Cruz, providing a boost to the Texas senator's organization ahead of Iowa's first-in-the-nation nominating contest February 1. In an interview shortly after his announcement, King spoke with me about the timing of his decision, the events surrounding it, and how he thinks President Cruz would deal with the illegal immigrants already living in the U.S. - Tim Alberta Tim Alberta: Your admiration for Senator Cruz has long been apparent, and it always seemed likely that if...
  • Steve King Backs Cruz for 201t

    11/16/2015 9:26:00 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 40 replies
    The HIll ^ | November 16, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Influential Iowa Rep. Steve King has officially endorsed Ted Cruz for president, giving the GOP Texas senator a boost ahead of February’s Iowa caucuses. “Cruz has a proven record of standing up to both Democrats and Republicans to put the American people first, and I believe he is the only one who can unite conservatives around his campaign and build the organization needed to beat Hillary Clinton,” King said in a statement put out by the Cruz campaign. “With Ted Cruz, conservatives no longer have to accept a Republican nominee who doesn’t truly share our values.” King is a key...
  • Ben Carson Says Trying to Save Terri Schiavo’s Life Was “Much Ado About Nothing”

    11/16/2015 6:36:08 PM PST · by WTFOVR · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    The Washington Post reports that a local reporter caught up with Carson about the infamous case when he was in town in Florida for a speaking engagement. From the report: "We face those kinds of issues all the time and while I don't believe in euthanasia, you have to recognize that people that are in that condition do have a series of medical problems that occur that will take them out," he said. "Your job [as a doctor] is to keep them comfortable throughout that process and not to treat everything that comes up." When the reporter asked whether Carson...
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King endorses Ted Cruz:

    11/16/2015 5:43:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This makes two major endorsements for Cruz in Iowa, the first being talk-radio host Steve Deace back in August. Probably the biggest among Iowa social cons is Bob Vander Plaats, head of the Family Leader, which is hosting its presidential forum this Friday. Vander Plaats endorsed Huckabee in 2008 and Huckabee won the caucuses; he endorsed Santorum in 2012 and Santorum won that year. (King, by contrast, endorsed Fred Thompson in 2008 and made no endorsement in 2012.) Vander Plaats, discussing the Christian conservative vote, also told NRO last month, “Our destruction in the past has been division we divide...
  • Trump is going nuclear on White House rival Carson. Here's why

    11/16/2015 9:04:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 11/16/2015 | By Tim Reid and Chris Kahn
    Donald Trump has dramatically escalated his attacks on his nearest rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll may explain why: the billionaire real estate magnate is bleeding support among avid church-goers and women to the retired neurosurgeon. While the unconstrained Trump has a comfortable double-digit lead over the soft-spoken Carson, the data points to a possible emerging threat to Trump's hopes of capturing the party's nomination for the November 2016 election. The poll of likely Republican primary voters also shows that Carson is drawing strong support from the rural Midwest, including Iowa, which holds the...
  • Huma: Hillary 'Often Confused'

    11/16/2015 9:03:22 AM PST · by servo1969 · 100 replies
    Weeklystandard.com ^ | 11-16-2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    In new State Department emails obtained by Judicial Watch, Hillary Clinton's close personal aide, Huma Abedin, is seen warning another aide that Clinton is "often confused."

    11/16/2015 8:44:08 AM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11-16-2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is endorsing GOP presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), because King says Cruz "is the answer to my prayers, a candidate whom God will use to restore the Soul of America." Having served Iowans for decades, King said endorsing a presidential candidate is a "rare opportunity, therefore, cannot be squandered." "It has become a great, great privilege, as the dean of the Iowa Congressional Delegation, to get to know each of the 17 original Republican candidates for president, both professionally and personally," King stated in a press release. I count many, if not all, as...
  • Hawaii Is Holding an Election That Only Allows People of Certain Racial Background to Vote

    11/15/2015 10:24:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/13/15 | Hans von Spakovsky
    It's bad enough having a state hold an election that is racially discriminatory. Now we have a judge willing to allow it to move forward. That would be federal district court Judge J. Michael Seabright (a George W. Bush appointee, surprisingly enough). He's refused to issue an injunction to stop an election in Hawaii to set up a separate government that excludes anyone who doesn't meet the state's definition of "Native Hawaiian." Seabright's deplorable decision in Akina v. State of Hawaii is on an emergency appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals--which, unfortunately, doesn't always seem to believe in...
  • Hillary Clinton delivers bizarre performance in CBS Dem debate

    11/15/2015 7:05:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Judging by the overnight responses, plenty of you subjected yourselves to the Democrats’ big debate party. For those who didn’t, I may want to talk to you about trading jobs. Still, it looks like most of us survived the debacle so we may as well hit some of the low points.As I predicted last night, the foreign policy aspect of the debate was trouble for all three of the Democrat hopefuls. One ABC analyst described it as follows: Neither O’Malley nor Sanders threw Clinton off her stride. But she and her rivals struggled with how best to frame America’s...
  • Western Illinois University Predicts a Bernie Sanders Victory in 2016

    11/15/2015 5:33:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11/03/2015 | By Colleen Connolly
    The results are in for one Illinois university's famous mock presidential election, but the clear winner may surprise some. Western Illinois University's mock election predicted a landslide victory for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, with running mate Martin O'Malley, in 2016. The predicted Sanders-O'Malley ticket garnered 404 electoral votes to Jeb Bush-Marco Rubio's 114 votes. In the popular vote, Sanders earned 741 votes (49 percent) to Bush's 577 (38 percent). The famously accurate mock election correctly predicted the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 elections, and the university claims it's the "largest and most elaborate mock presidential simulation in the nation."...
  • Trump breaks 40% among likely GOP voters in latest Reuters/Ipsos survey

    11/14/2015 6:15:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | posted at 10:01 am on November 14, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    After that “terrible” appearance on Saturday Night Live and the awful immigration comments at the debate, Donald Trump was sadly doomed in terms of his election hopes. I know this because I heard it from so many experts inside the beltway. Now the rolling Reuters/Ipsos national presidential poll has confirmed it. The Donald has, for the first time, landed at more than 40% among likely GOP primary voters. (Yahoo News) After a week in which he hosted Saturday Night Live and stood center-stage at a Republican debate, Donald Trump is surging among Republicans likely to cast votes in the...
  • Official Notice of Dispute challenges 4 candidates' NH eligibility (Cruz, Jindal, Rubio, Santorum)

    11/14/2015 2:48:45 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 532 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | 11/13/2015 | Robert Laity
    I wish to NOTIFY you that the bona-fides of four Republican Candidates to be President is hereby DISPUTED. It is claimed that the following persons do NOT meet the United States Constitutional requirement that one be a "Natural-Born Citizen" in order to be President under Article II, Sec. 1. I am disputing the bona-fides of: Marco Rubio - NOT an NBC. He was born in the U.S., however his parents were un-naturalized "permanent resident" Cuban citizens when he was born. Ted Cruz - NOT an NBC. He was born in Canada to a Cuban father and American mother who may...
  • DNC Chair Freaks Out After Andrea Mitchell Actually Fact-Checks Hillary

    11/14/2015 2:32:10 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 13, 2015 | Kyle Drenen
    On Friday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell actually fact-checked Hillary Clinton’s suspicious tale of trying to join the Marines in 1975: "Those comments are being mocked by Republicans today and they’re getting two Pinocchios from Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler....Why on earth would she go to a Marine recruiter in 1975?...It doesn't make sense." Her guest, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was so taken aback that the Florida congresswoman attacked Mitchell for asking questions: "With all due respect, Andrea, why on earth are we talking about this?" Mitchell hit back: "Because she brought it up in New Hampshire the...
  • Clinton email companies rebuff Senate investigators

    11/14/2015 12:51:24 PM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov 13 2015 | Rachel Bade
    While several of the firms are cooperating with an FBI investigation, they're stiff-arming the latest requests from the congressional GOP. Several companies that worked on Hillary Clinton’s private server are refusing interview and document requests from congressional investigators, even as they are cooperating with the FBI. Platte River Networks, the Denver-based tech company that housed Clinton's server after she left the State Department in 2013, has declined requests by the Senate Homeland Committee to interview five employees about the security of the system, according to correspondence reviewed by POLITICO. And Platte is blocking another tech company, Connecticut-based Datto Inc., from...
  • Trump to Speak at Sunshine Summit Live at 5:20 p.m. EDT Right Now

    11/13/2015 2:11:39 PM PST · by true believer forever · 88 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | November 13, 2015 | true believer forever
    Trump will be speaking at the Sunshine Summit in Orlando live at 5:20 p.m. EDT