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  • [ from November 2, 2004] What Happens in a SCOTUS Tie?

    02/13/2016 2:56:29 PM PST · by GilGil · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/2/2004 | Brendan Koerner
    Although rare, 4-4 ties are hardly unheard-of—justices do recuse themselves from time to time. A split decision effectively upholds the ruling of the lower court (presumably a state supreme court). In the event of such a tie, the court typically issues what's known as a per curiam decision. The opinion in such a decision is issued under the court's name, as opposed to consisting of a majority and a minority opinion. Justices, however, may attach dissenting opinions to the per curiam decision if they like—as happened in Bush v. Gore. When a 4-4 deadlock does occur, the case is not...
  • Elite Don't Get Trump's Appeal

    02/13/2016 8:01:03 AM PST · by GilGil · 118 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/10/2016 | Bill Donohue
    The difference between Sununu and most conservative pundits is that he is honest about his cluelessness. For several months, night after night, conservative talking heads have been bashing Trump, dismissing him as if he were a carnival freak. Oh, yes, they readily concede, he may be able to whip up the masses, but he cannot engage them for the long fight. That they look increasingly silly cannot be denied. The fundamental problem with conservative critics of Trump is their class bias. They don't understand the working class. Sheltered in prep schools and Ivy League institutions, their world is one where...
  • Trump’s America

    02/13/2016 6:06:05 AM PST · by Theoria · 46 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 Feb 2016 | Charles Murray
    There's nothing irrational about Donald Trump's appeal to the white working class, writes Charles Murray: they have every reason to be angry If you are dismayed by Trumpism, don't kid yourself that it will fade away if Donald Trump fails to win the Republican nomination. Trumpism is an expression of the legitimate anger that many Americans feel about the course that the country has taken, and its appearance was predictable. It is the endgame of a process that has been going on for a half-century: America's divestment of its historic national identity. For the eminent political scientist Samuel Huntington, writing...
  • Four GOP Candidates Pledge To Pass FADA In First 100 days

    02/12/2016 10:44:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 12, 2016 | Nate Madden and Robert Eno
    Four remaining Presidential Candidates Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush have pledged to push for passing the First Amendment Defense Act within their first 100 days in office, while others still in the race have not. The pledge, a joint effort of the American Principles Project, Heritage Action for America and Family Research Council Action, reads "If elected, I pledge to push for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) and sign it into law during the first 100 days of my term as President." "Our future President, whoever he or she may be,...
  • When did Freepers turn so nasty? (vanity)

    02/12/2016 10:04:27 PM PST · by Optimist · 318 replies
    vanity | 2/12/2016 | Optimist
    Over the past several months, Free Republic has begun to show an ugly side of its members. Although admittedly comprised of many strong-willed, opinion-charged individuals presenting thoughtful, conservative insights into the topics of the day, this forum has begun to show a seamier side as the Trump-Cruz-Rubio-Carson 2016 Primary heated up. You all know what I mean. Many of you have either been at the giving or receiving end of EMOTIONALLY-charged attacks against various candidates or even individuals as their supporters. Herewith a few thoughts I would like to share: Passion for a candidate and buying into the campaign is...
  • LIVE Interview with Charles Ortel on Banking Crisis, Hillary Clinton, and more... 2/13 8 AM EST

    02/12/2016 5:17:35 PM PST · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 12, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Don't miss this live interview!! Tomorrow, Saturday 2/13, 8 AM EST! SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES ORTEL! Saturday (2/13) LIVE 8 AM EST!!! Charles Ortel is an investor and writer interested in economics, geo-politics, history, travel and just, lasting peace. He has done extensive research on the fraudulent activities of the Clinton Foundation, and is known for predicting the revelation of fraud at General Electric. His work can be found at CharlesOrtel.com. Topics of Discussion: > The Bank of England joins the IMF to embrace Islamic Finance - really? > European banks face a 2008-like crisis - will it spread? >The...
  • SC House Republican Caucus: Trump 34.5, Cruz 15.5

    02/12/2016 3:02:06 PM PST · by Kazan · 83 replies
    South Carolina GOP primary poll, FEb. 11-12: Trump 35.5 Cruz 15/5 Rubio 12.5
  • Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is suspending his presidential campaign.

    02/12/2016 1:39:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 12, 2016 | Staff
    Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is suspending his presidential campaign.
  • Marco Rubio on Immigration Reform: ‘We’re Not Going to Ram It Down Your Throat’

    02/12/2016 10:14:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2016 | Charlie Spierling
    During town hall meetings in South Carolina yesterday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% was asked about stopping the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States. In response, Rubio repeated his usual list of policy proposals to fix the border, citing plans for mandatory E-verify and an entry-exit tracking system for visas, and additional walls and fencing. He also repeated his promise to secure the border before addressing the problem of what to do with illegal immigrants who are here. But Rubio added a new promise to any notion of immigration reform under his presidency: We won’t ram it down your...
  • DNC rolls back Obama ban on contributions from federal lobbyists (Clinton $)

    02/12/2016 9:50:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 12, 2016 | Tom Hamburger and Paul Kane
    The Democratic National Committee has rolled back restrictions introduced by presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 that banned donations from federal lobbyists and political action committees. The decision, which may provide an advantage to Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, was viewed with disappointment Friday morning by good government activists who saw it as a step backward in the effort to limit special interest influence in Washington.
  • Bruised Marco Rubio Gets Personal and Aggressive

    02/12/2016 9:00:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Senator Marco Rubio, opening a more aggressive phase of his campaign as he tries to reinvigorate his bid for the Republican nomination, suggested Thursday that Donald J. Trump may be too crude to be president and that Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, may be too inexperienced. Mr. Rubio expressed disgust with Mr. Trump’s use of obscene language earlier this week, describing how his two young sons had watched a news clip of Mr. Trump insulting Senator Ted Cruz on the eve of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. When the boys, age 8 and 10, asked their father what word had...
  • WATCH: Clinton aide Abedin rejects hug in awkward moment

    02/12/2016 5:54:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Eric Garland
    Cameras caught top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin apparently shoving away a woman who tried to hug her after Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate. It’s not immediately clear who the woman was. The video shows the woman hugging and briefly chatting with Clinton on the stage after the debate. She then moves toward Abedin.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz rallies 2,000-plus conservatives, evangelicals in Fort Mill

    02/12/2016 12:04:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 126 replies
    The Herald - Rock Hill, SC ^ | February 11, 2016 | Andrew Dys
    FORT MILL - With just a week left to persuade evangelical South Carolina voters that he is the only Republican alternative to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and conservative pundit Glenn Beck thrilled more than 2,000 of the faithful late Thursday at MorningStar Fellowship, a Fort Mill megachurch. Cruz vowed to be the dam that would stop a liberal wave, saying he will fight for the sanctity of marriage, return the military to strength, and secure the borders against a tide of illegal immigration. "I will stop amnesty and secure the borders," Cruz told The Herald before the event. "I will...
  • Hillary Clinton Top Six Campaign Staffers Are All White Men

    02/11/2016 7:32:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/11/16
    As Hillary Clinton's campaign looks to the black vote in South Carolina to fend off Sen. Bernie Sanders' momentum, a look at her staff list reveals an exclusively white leadership team mostly comprised of white males. In fact, her top six campaign officials are all white guys.
  • Trump Proves He Has Staying Power

    02/11/2016 6:41:15 PM PST · by GilGil · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/10/2016 | John Gizzi
    “Donald Trump's ground game in South Carolina is for real and reaches down deep into rural areas,” former State GOP Chairman Van Hipp, who is neutral in the presidential race, told me. Recalling how his state was pivotal to George H.W. Bush securing the presidential nod in 1988 and George W. Bush rebounding against John McCain in 2000, Hipp said Trump’s strong organization suggests “he took a page out Bush 41 and W's playbook and made South Carolina the campaign's firewall.”
  • Latest Newsmax poll: Trump leading with 61%

    02/11/2016 5:55:57 PM PST · by GilGil · 55 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/11/2016 | Staff
    In a Republican presidential primary, who would you prefer as the GOP nominee? Gov. Jeb Bush 45,097(3%) Gov. John Kasich 23,723(1%) Sen. Marco Rubio 50,029(3%) Sen. Ted Cruz 77,257(5%) Donald Trump 819,587(61%) Dr. Ben Carson 94,800(7%)
  • Venezuela top court overrules Congress, grants decree powers

    02/11/2016 5:46:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2016 8:44 PM EST
    Venezuela's Supreme Court has overruled the opposition-controlled congress and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro. Congress last month had refused to approve Maduro's declaration of an economic emergency. The court ruled in a decision made public Thursday night that Maduro did not need congressional approval after all. The court said the declaration of emergency is now in effect, granting Maduro greatly expanded authority over the economy for 60 days. ...
  • Rasmussen Pollster: Still Looks Like 'Trump vs. Clinton' in November

    02/11/2016 5:42:53 PM PST · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/10/2016 | Cathy Burke
    All signs point to a general election matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — despite the stunning New Hampshire win for Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders and the deep pockets of establishment GOP campaigners, according to one pollster. "Forget the day-after hoopla," Fran Coombs, the managing editor of Rasmussen Reports, writes Wednesday. "It's still looking like Trump vs. Clinton this November." Trump's firm hold on the GOP primary will be tough to topple as he continues to capitalize on voter anger with the establishment, Coombs writes. "Considering that 87 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of all voters...
  • Marco Rubio Warns Of Robot Takeover Of American Economy

    02/11/2016 12:52:45 PM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 11, 2016 | Charlie Spierling
    If the Department of Labor continues to make it difficult for companies to hire American workers, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) warned, robots would take over key jobs in the economy. During a town hall in Okatie, S.C., Rubio warned that the Department of Labor was too big, too powerful, and turned into “anti-business agency” that hurt the private sector.
  • PROGRESSIVE “THOUGHT-BLOCKERS”: INCOME INEQUALITY

    02/11/2016 8:41:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 2/10/2016 | Bruce Thornton
    An ideological construct that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. Throughout this primary season, Hillary Clinton and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders have both been flogging the “crisis” of “income inequality,” which is “at the center of their campaigns,” according to CNN. Both have scourged the “greed” of the “1%,” called for higher taxes on the “rich,” and promised to expand and multiply government programs to rectify this injustice. Yet like other slogans progressives rely on, the idea of “income inequality” is an ideological construct, a statistical artifact that exploits envy and resentment for political advantage. The first problem with...
  • Bernie Sanders Asked to Drop American Legion Emblem from Campaign

    02/10/2016 5:40:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    KVAL.com ^ | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH 2016 | KVAL.com
    Bernie Sanders asked to drop American Legion emblem from campaign The American Legion has asked the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to "cease and desist" from using the organization's emblem in campaign fliers. The American Legion wrote to Sanders' Senate office that it did not have permission to use the emblem in his campaign fliers. Sanders' campaign didn't immediately return a request seeking comment. The American Legion has twice complained to Sanders officials since Jan. 22 about the use of the emblem in campaign materials. A Feb. 1 letter from the American Legion obtained by The Associated Press...
  • Check Out The Shirts These Guys Wore To A Hillary Campaign Event

    02/10/2016 3:42:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Several members of the audience at a New Hampshire campaign event for Hillary Clinton sported some creative t-shirts, and they made sure TV cameras could capture their t-shirts while Hillary spoke. At least two men wore 'Settle For Hillary' t-shirts that utilized the official logo and font of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
  • How Close Was Donald Trump To The Mob?

    02/10/2016 3:12:00 PM PST · by TBP · 173 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JULY 28, 2015 | David Marcus
    Trump was building his eponymous empire of hotels, casinos, and high rises in the early 1980s in New York City and Atlantic City. In both places, the construction industry was firmly under the thumb of the mafia. And in both places there are literally concrete connections between La Cosa Nostra and Trump’s lavish projects. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, who has covered Trump for decades, has written a very useful list of questions for Trump. Many focus on his ties to the mob. In addition in his 1992 book, “Trump, The Deals and the Downfall,” author Wayne Barrett lays...
  • How a Debate Misstep Sent Marco Rubio Tumbling in New Hampshire

    02/10/2016 8:57:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jeremy W. Peters and Michael Barbaro
    Everything, it seemed, was breaking Marco Rubio’s way. Inside the Holiday Inn Express hotel, where Mr. Rubio and his top aides had camped out in a small conference room to prepare for last Saturday’s Republican debate, marathon practice sessions were interrupted, giddily, by word of new endorsements from former rivals and fawning phone calls from donors.
  • Bush plans scorched-earth attack on Kasich, Rubio

    02/10/2016 8:47:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | February 9, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    Jeb Bush is already laying the groundwork for a brutal South Carolina campaign against establishment rivals John Kasich and Marco Rubio. In an internal memo circulated late Tuesday evening, the campaign distributed talking points to top campaign aides and surrogates, highlighting lines of attack they plan to take against both candidates.
  • Campaigns Brief: How to Watch New Hampshire {Time & Money Spent by Each Candidate}

    02/10/2016 8:41:23 AM PST · by drpix · 15 replies
    morningconsult.com ^ | 2/10/16 | Reid WIlson
    { Complete Data & Rankings for Ad Money Spent AND Candidates Time Spent in NH - See Below }
  • Jeb Bush Spent $1200 Per Vote In New Hampshire: That's 30 times more per vote than frontrunner [tr]

    02/10/2016 8:12:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 9, 2016 | Janie Valencia and Hilary Fung
    After spending $2800 per vote in Iowa, Jeb Bush and his super PAC, Right to Rise, have continued the spree by paying about $1200 per vote in New Hampshire. Investing an egregious amount of money in ads landed Bush in fourth place with 11 percent of the vote, according to election results as of Tuesday night. The next-highest spenders were New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who spent $852 per vote and came in sixth place, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who spent $508 per vote and came in just behind Bush in fifth place.
  • A Bad Night for Conservatives in New Hampshire

    02/10/2016 7:36:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 115 replies
    National Review ^ | February 10, 2016 | The Editors
    Donald Trump won a convincing victory in New Hampshire. We congratulate him, and hope that we will not have to do it many more times.
  • Democracy Won in New Hampshire: Everything that was supposed to be silenced is suddenly being said.

    02/10/2016 7:20:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 10, 2015 | David Frum
    The tight grip of oligarchy upon the American political system slipped a little last night in New Hampshire. On the Democratic side, voters cast their ballots for one of the most implausible candidates in modern presidential history—less because his rhetoric was so mesmerizing or his program so inspiring than as a protest against an expected winner perceived as a lavishly compensated servitor of organized wealth. In her concession speech, Hillary Clinton boasted of her small donors. More than 70 percent had given less than $100, she claimed: “I know that doesn’t fit with the narrative.” As Ken Vogel of Politico...
  • GOP establishment stares into the abyss

    02/10/2016 7:01:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | February 10, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    For the establishment wing of the Republican Party, the picture just keeps getting bleaker. Far from winnowing the crowded field of mainstream GOP contenders and allowing it to unify around a standard-bearer, New Hampshire thrust it further into chaos. Marco Rubio, after taking steps last week to coalesce the backing of the party’s upper echelons, saw his momentum halted in the state, which punished him for delivering an overly scripted debate performance.
  • Establishment Wrong Again: Trump Wins College Educated Voters In NH

    02/10/2016 6:43:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 129 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 9, 2016 | John Nolte
    Throughout the Republican presidential primary, and we still have a very long way to go, the Republican Establishment has revealed itself to be the nastiest, meanest, smallest group of smugs I have ever come across. I honestly didn’t think people like this actually existed outside of the fictional Omega Theta Pi frat boys in “Animal House.” But exist they do, and these detestable snobs despise their fellow Republicans much more than the likes of a Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. The venomous attacks the GOP Establishment have waged against Trump supporters have been way beyond anything Democrats have ever faced...
  • Bush and Rubio race to the bottom: 'South Carolina is gonna be a bloodbath,' one Rubio aide says

    02/10/2016 5:52:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | February 10, 2016 | Marc Caputo and Anna Palmer
    New Hampshire was supposed to be the nail Marco Rubio would drive into Jeb Bush’s coffin. Now, it might be the beginning of Rubio digging his own political grave.
  • Why Ted Cruz is now the Republican front-runner

    02/09/2016 10:43:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 239 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 9, 2015 | Philip Klein
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Donald Trump may have come out of New Hampshire with the victory, but Sen. Ted Cruz has emerged as the Republican front-runner. Though Trump's victory in New Hampshire was no doubt impressive, the electorate of independent voters and super high turnout was tailor-made for him, whereas Cruz didn't put substantial effort into winning the state - where very conservative candidates don't typically do as well. He is currently in position to win third here, with votes still outstanding. As the race moves to South Carolina, however, Cruz has a ground game in place and the electorate is...
  • Ted Cruz Is Not Eligible to Be President

    02/09/2016 6:06:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 127 replies
    Slate ^ | February 8, 2016 | Eris Posner
    With Ted Cruz the victor of the first contest of the GOP nominating calendar, we can no longer avoid the question mischievously posed by Donald Trump: Is Cruz ineligible to be president? Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. The Constitution says that only a “natural born citizen” can be president. Is Cruz a natural born citizen? (You may recall that before he attacked Cruz on this front, Trump spent months flogging a ludicrous version of this critique against President Obama, who was actually born in the United States, unlike Cruz.)
  • Donald Trump's Senior Adviser is a Stock Fraud Felon with a Mob Past [12/05/2105]

    02/08/2016 1:40:52 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 177 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/05/2105 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump knew a man he named as a senior business adviser in 2010 had been convicted in a major Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme, according to Associated Press interviews and a review of court records. Trump had worked with Felix Sater previously during the man's stint as an executive at Bayrock Group LLC, a real estate development firm that partnered with Trump on numerous projects after renting office space from the Trump Organization. But Sater's past was not widely known at the time because he was working as a government cooperator on mob cases and the judge overseeing...
  • Inside Donald Trump's Empire: Why He Didn't Run for President in 2012

    02/08/2016 1:26:59 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 37 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05/26/2011 | Wayne Barret
    With lawsuits pending and shady partners, Trump's business empire could not withstand the scrutiny of a presidential campaign, and even his kids might have been muddied. Editor's Note, 8/10/15: Four years ago, Wayne Barett reported shady business deals ahead of Trump's flirtation with a White House run. After first exposing Trump’s ties to organized crime in his 1992 book, Barrett looked into his most recent business dealings and discovered the following: One associate who was an "unindicted co-conspirator" in a massive 2000 stock swindle-and escaped prison only by helping to convict 19 others, including six members of New York crime...
  • John Kasich: I'm a good middle ground between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders

    02/08/2016 12:32:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    The Week ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jeva Lange
    A possibly very confused voter at a John Kasich town hall in Windham, New Hampshire, wanted to know why she should vote for the Ohio governor in the "Democratic primary" — and Kasich, a Republican, didn't correct her. The question did not seem to be a slip of the tongue, either: The voter said she was having a hard time deciding between Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and John Kasich in the "Democratic primary" and wanted to know why Kasich should have her vote.
  • Rubio’s problem: An excess of caution Donors who might have shifted to Rubio are ‘frozen in [tr]

    02/08/2016 10:57:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | Glenn Thrush and Anna Palmer
    Marco Rubio isn’t really a robot — he isn’t dumb or teleprompter-tied — but he is a calculating and cautious candidate, and in the mean, fast-moving 2016 primary, caution can sometimes kill. Gloss, discipline, natural speaking talent and planning have been the hallmarks of Rubio’s methodical presidential campaign, positioning him for a surprise third-place win in Iowa and a possible surge here on Tuesday. Rubio knows his path to his party’s nomination is narrow — a needle-thread between the tea party and establishment wings of a divided GOP — but he’s also a fundamentally risk-averse politician who often seeks the...
  • 2016 election: Which candidate will triumph in the Year of the Monkey?

    02/08/2016 7:03:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/08/2016 | By Pamela Boykoff, Alexandra Field and Jason Kwok, CNN
    Hong Kong (CNN)If Donald Trump believes his victory is written in the stars, he may just be right. With the Year of the Monkey and the New Hampshire primary upon us, CNN asked Hong Kong fortune teller Priscilla Lam to divine the fates of the candidates battling it out for the U.S. presidency. A practitioner of feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of summoning good luck, she combined the art of face reading with analysis of the candidates' birthdays and current life cycles according to the Chinese Zodiac. She says the new lunar year will fuel good fortune for "earth...
  • Steve Forbes on Donald Trump and His 'Hoo-Ha'

    02/08/2016 4:30:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The Street ^ | December 20, 2015 | Jeremy Greenfield
    Steve Forbes ran for president twice -- in 1996 and 2000 -- spending a reported $69 million of his own money in failed bids to win the Republican nomination. His campaigns mostly focused on establishing a flat income tax and other similar economic reforms. The multi-millionaire chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media isn't running for president this time around, but he does have a new book out this week (Reviving America), promoting three big reforms he believes America should adopt: repeal and replace Obamacare with something akin to a free-market health-care system; scrapping the Federal income tax code in favor...
  • The State Of Our Union

    02/08/2016 3:14:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The best New Year's Resolution I ever made was to stop trying to reason with unreasonable people. That may be especially valuable during an election year. With 4 of the 9 Supreme Court justices being more than 75 years old, the next president will probably be appointing replacements who can help determine the direction of American law well into the next generation.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz event in Weare, NH on THUR (videos)

    02/07/2016 9:26:22 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 8, 2016
    two-hour event in Weare, NH. Just west of Manchester. Thurs afternoon. 10 videos. Links below. Photos to follow.
  • Trump events in NH filled to capacity (videos & photos)

    02/07/2016 6:29:05 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 65 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 7, 2016
    Trump in Exeter NH on THUR. Hall was at capacity, so supporters were outside. Heavy, visible secret service presence. First 1:30 is useful. Remainder should be truncated. Photos and other links to follow below.
  • Gov. Christie campaigns in NH with Gov. LePage of Maine (videos)

    02/07/2016 1:31:12 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 7, 2016
    Christie's ground game doesn't match his aggressive debate style. His volunteer effort it rather tame. The NJ crowd didn't make the 4-hour drive north to New Hampshire.
  • Marco Rubio gives the same memorized speech at every rally. Here he is in Derry NH on Friday night.

    02/07/2016 10:56:53 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 7, 2016 | campaignPete
    Rubio 2/5 giving the same speech he gives at every event. Memorized. Derry, NH. 1 of 4 on youtube
  • NH Primary Predictions (Trump Wins, but by how much?)

    02/07/2016 9:26:20 AM PST · by parksstp · 29 replies
    People laughed at me when I made my IA predictions and said Trump was capped at 27%. Lo and behold I was right. And that IA map trend foreshadowed things to come in SC if the race contenders don't shrink. But NH is a different state with a lot more liberal/moderate RINOs and Independents that lean liberal but vote in the GOP primary for candidates like McCain, Romney, Huntsman, etc. So here's an easy to comprehend breakdown of what is going to happen on Tuesday night.
  • Robo-Rubio’s Gears Seize Up

    02/07/2016 7:25:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    American Conservative ^ | February 7, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    Here’s what you need to know about the New Hampshire debate: And here is Rubio backstage, taking stock of his performance:
  • Tracking poll: Trump, Sanders continue to lead ahead of New Hampshire primary

    02/06/2016 1:58:55 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 02/06/2016 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have held onto significant leads in the final days before the New Hampshire primary, according to the Saturday results of a Umass Lowell/7 News tracking poll. Trump’s biggest challenge comes from Senator Marco Rubio, whose post-Iowa surge seems to have stalled at 14 percent in the tracking poll’s latest results. Senator Ted Cruz follows in third, at 13 percent. He’s ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich (10 percent), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (10 percent), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (4 percent), Dr. Ben Carson (3 percent), and Carly Fiorina (3 percent).
  • Dancing The Aerostars Into the History Books

    02/06/2016 7:32:19 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-6-2016 | MOTUS
    I’m pretty sure you’ve seen the Dancing Queens by now:I can’t identify all of them butt I do recognize the burgundy one as the esteemed Madame Senator from Michigan, Debbie Stabenow.If any of you can identify the rest of the Aerostars on stage with Hilz, please do. For clarity, kindly do so by color:THESE ARE THE AEROSTARS:Black, Gray, Blue, Light Blue, Burgundy, Pink THIS IS HILLARY (ROYAL BLUE), DANCING WITH THE AEROSTARS:CAUTION: HARD LANDING AHEAD FOOTNOTES: (Wikipedia) The Ford Aerostar is a minivan that was manufactured and marketed by Ford for the 1986 to 1997 model years in the United...
  • Interview with Kevin D. Freeman on Economic Warfare and Terroism

    02/06/2016 7:12:44 AM PST · by Randall_S · 6 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | February 6, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    USA Transnational Report for February 6, 2016 Interview with Kevin D. Freeman begins at 25:30 - Kevin D. Freeman is a NY Times bestselling author and considered one of the world's leading experts on the issues of Economic Warfare and Financial Terrorism. His research has been presented in critical DoD studies and he has been asked to brief or present to the FBI, DIA, ONA, SEC, Naval War College, HASC, Naval Postgraduate School, DARPA, IARPA, and a host of government agencies tasked with protecting America. We discuss economic warfare, cyberattacks, Russia, China, Syrian hackers, market volatility, and yesterday's announcement that...