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  • Why Latinos won’t, shouldn’t support Cruz for president

    04/01/2015 2:15:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | April 1, 2015 | Mario T. García
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican from Texas, a few days ago became the first formally declared presidential candidate for next year’s election. Although Cruz is a Latino of Cuban-American background, I want to give five reasons (there are more) why most Latinos will not or should not support Cruz, who was just elected two years ago. The first reason is that he seems to have little affinity with Latinos, including the large Mexican-American population in his own home state of Texas. Indeed, Cruz is an anomaly in that state due to his Cuban-American background. He was raised outside of the state...
  • PPP Poll: Ted Cruz enters top tier of GOP hopefuls

    04/01/2015 1:24:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PPP's newest Republican national poll finds that Ted Cruz has the big momentum following the official announcement of his candidacy last week. His support has increased from 5% to 16% in just over a month, enough to make him one of three candidates in the top tier of GOP contenders, along with Scott Walker and Jeb Bush. Walker continues to lead the field with 20%, although that's down from his 25% standing a month ago. Bush continues to poll at 17%, followed by Cruz at 16%, Ben Carson and Rand Paul at 10%, Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee at 6%,...
  • Cruz, the Wild Card

    04/01/2015 1:13:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 1, 2015 | Jim Ellis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has a chance to do very well in the 2016 presidential contest. He also could stall at the gate. His combined prospects make him the most difficult of the candidates to forecast, particularly when considering whether he will have staying power. Cruz has obvious positives. First, his ability to excite and motivate the Republican base voter is unquestioned, and is likely his most important asset toward winning an inordinately crowded 2016 nomination fight. Second, he will have a strong grassroots presence, also a critical component for doing well in the first four states of Iowa (caucus),...
  • Benghazi panel summons Clinton

    03/31/2015 8:59:18 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 52 replies
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2562301 ^ | March 31, 2015 | Susan Ferrichio
    A House panel Tuesday formally requested Hillary Clinton to testify about the private server and email account she used while serving as secretary of state. Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, sent a request to Clinton's personal attorney, David E. Kendall, requesting that Clinton appear before the committee no later than May 1 for a transcribed interview about the server and email. The request comes after Kendall told Gowdy that the server had been wiped clean and that it would be impossible to recover the 30,000 emails Clinton deleted last year. Gowdy, in his request to...
  • Don’t dare take Ted Cruz lightly

    03/31/2015 6:17:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle SF Gate ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    Does the world of commentary really need another column bashing Ted Cruz for having the audacity to hope that he could be president? I’ll pass. As you may have noticed, the mainstream media are like birds on a wire. Reporters, pundits and producers — especially those in Washington and New York — tend to cover the same stories, interview the same folks and advance the same views. ---snip--- And when it comes to Cruz, the safe and conventional position for journalists, commentators and political experts is to argue that the firebrand is too extreme, too volatile and too unelectable to...
  • Ted Cruz, In the Line of Fire

    03/31/2015 5:33:55 PM PDT · by The_Harlequin · 31 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 03-30-15 | Chris Shugart
    I occasionally like to cite the old saying, “If you’re not getting flak, you’re not over the target.” Applicable in so many situations, it can now be applied to Ted Cruz’s recent announcement that he’s running for president. At this early stage of the game, I’m not so interested in his platform, or his political record. But watching the criticism from the Democrats alongside the skepticism and tepid reception from the Republican establishment is the sort of thing that always gets my attention. You can always tell how much of a threat your opponents consider you to be by the...
  • Did Hillary delete pertinent e-mails while subject to congressional investigation?

    03/31/2015 2:23:30 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 3-31-15 | Shannon W. Coffin
    Hillary Clinton’s lawyers confirmed what many have suspected since her remarks at a U.N. press conference earlier this month: She has wiped her server clean of any e-mails that she didn’t turn over to the State Department. In so doing, Mrs. Clinton has given her critics more reason to suspect that she is up to no good and yet further reason that Mrs. Clinton should keep those lawyers on speed dial. In the ongoing saga of Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private server at her Chappaqua, N.Y., home, the latest bomb was thrown by her lawyer, David Kendall (of...
  • Memo to Ted Cruz: It’s time to get better at speaking Spanish

    03/31/2015 2:37:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fusion ^ | March 23, 2015 | Juan Vidal
    Ted Cruz won’t sit around and wait, because waiting is a loser’s game. Cruz, the first-term Republican senator from Texas, officially announced his candidacy for president of the United States early Monday morning. While there are many fascinating aspects to Cruz’s candidacy announcement—his climate change denials, his political grandstanding that led to a government shutdown— there is one question that immediately arises in my mind: What will he, a Cuban-American, do to speak directly to Latino voters over the next several months? Cruz has been dismissed in the past for not being “Latino enough.” And although he doesn’t speak fluent...
  • JOAN WALSH: America’s next top bigot: Why GOP’s upcoming primary is an anti-gay freak show

    03/31/2015 2:17:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | March 31, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    When it comes to LGBT rights, the 2016 GOP roster may be more ridiculous than the clown car of 2012. Thanks to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, we’re getting an early look at a field of GOP presidential hopefuls that is supposed to include some moderates who plan on expanding the party’s appeal beyond its right-wing base. And it’s pathetic. Before Pence’s odd press conference, where he promised to “fix” the bill but insisted there was nothing wrong with it, the top GOP contenders hustled to outdo one another in backing Pence and his divisive legislation. Let’s remember that in...
  • OPINION — White: Republicans should nominate Cruz for president

    03/31/2015 1:58:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Ted Cruz, a Republican junior senator from Texas, announced last week he would be running for the presidency of the U.S. before even forming an exploratory committee, which is a common first step in a campaign. Cruz has drawn the ire of several Republicans and Democrats alike on Capitol Hill due to his strident style, brash confidence and uncompromising political views — despite the fact he is still in his first term. With his announcement, Cruz has immediately differentiated himself from any other Republican candidate in a very deep field. Other major candidates such as Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Rick...
  • Guest Opinion: Ted Cruz embodies the American spirit

    03/31/2015 1:39:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Macomb Daily ^ | March 24, 2015 | Alan Loncar, Special to Digital First Media
    If the 19th century English philosopher George Henry Lewes heard Senator Ted Cruz speak as he did Monday at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, then Senator Cruz could convincingly be said to be the inspiration for Mr. Lewes’ quote that “originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.” Senator Cruz announced at Liberty that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president. Our story does not end there. Cruz’s speech touched on more than campaign promises or party platform. It touched — focused — on the senator’s beliefs, deeply felt, on government’s limited role in relation to man,...
  • Beware of Single Issue-ism, Folks

    03/23/2015 2:05:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 3-23-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's what I worry about on the Republican side. I told this to Ted Cruz. He asked. Don't sweat it. I wasn't volunteering things. He asked. One of the things I've noticed over the 25-plus years of doing this program, every Republican primary, doesn't matter, every Republican presidential primary, there's a series of candidates. Some are conservative, some are okay, some are bad, but they're conservatives. Some have been really good. And we take 'em out one by one because they're not perfect. I'll give you an example. One of the first days -- well, recent first days. One...
  • Rush: Here’s what to Watch Now that Cruz is In

    03/24/2015 10:33:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 37 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, hey. Hey, hey, hey, have you heard the news, folks? Have you heard the news? Some guy who has only been a senator for a short time, some guy without any real executive experience, some guy whose biggest qualification is he went to Harvard Law School, some guy with a foreign name and mixed ethnic background, some guy who has questions about his birth certificate, have you heard this guy’s running for president? Isn’t that crazy? And the Democrats are telling us this guy is not qualified, that he’s dumb, that he’s stupid, that he’s incendiary, and that...
  • Rush Limbaugh: As Predicted, Conservatives Attack Cruz

    03/24/2015 2:25:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | March 24, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, yesterday Ted Cruz makes his speech at Liberty University, and I shared with you the fact that I had spoken with Mr. Cruz on Friday. And I shared with you additionally that I had told him one thing after he asked. It's important for you to know that he asked. I did not sit there and tell him how to do his business. I warned him, I told him that something I have noticed in the last probably three or four presidential primaries, certainly the last two or three, what happens is that conservatives...
  • Voice of GOP Establishment Gives Thumbs Down on Ted Cruz Because of Government Shutdown

    03/25/2015 4:07:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want you to hear Brit Hume. This was last night on The Kelly File. This is Brit Hume explaining why mainstream Republicans like him will not be with Ted Cruz. They just can't see supporting Ted Cruz. HUME: Ted Cruz has not won any friends among mainstream Republicans by his choice of tactics. There's a significant number of Republicans out there who believe -- and I'm not making this up -- that the government shutdown did not hurt the Republican Party, but actually helped it win the majority. Now, obviously I don't think that's so, but those are...
  • Inside Ted Cruz's Doomed Attempt to Start a Young Conservative Revolution

    03/31/2015 1:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Livia Gershon
    Speaking in New Hampshire last Friday night, Ted Cruz recalled a snarky aside written by New York Times columnist David Brooks, identifying Cruz and Karl Marx as the two people who "believe that power can be wielded directly by the masses." Being lumped in with Marx is a bit unusual for him, Cruz noted, but he's thrilled to be dismissed as a wacky populist by an Establishment shill like Brooks. Cruz, the junior Senator from Texas and first official Republican presidential candidate for 2016, was keynoting the New England Freedom Conference, put on by Young America's Foundation, a far-right group...
  • Hil on the grill: Gowdy demands Clinton face questions on emails by May 1

    03/31/2015 1:18:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-31-15 | Stephen Dinan
    The Benghazi investigative committee on Tuesday formally requested former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton give a transcribed interview detailing her decision-making in determining which emails she turned over to the government and why she wiped her email server clean. Chairman Trey Gowdy said Mrs. Clinton’s “unique arrangement with herself” — in which she claimed complete control of government business emails — needs to be explained, and nobody other than Mrs. Clinton can do that. The interview would be behind closed doors, but would be part of the committee investigation’s record. A public hearing would follow eventually, once the select...
  • Hil on the grill: Gowdy demands Clinton face questions on emails by May 1

    03/31/2015 1:18:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-31-15 | Stephen Dinan
    The Benghazi investigative committee on Tuesday formally requested former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton give a transcribed interview detailing her decision-making in determining which emails she turned over to the government and why she wiped her email server clean. Chairman Trey Gowdy said Mrs. Clinton’s “unique arrangement with herself” — in which she claimed complete control of government business emails — needs to be explained, and nobody other than Mrs. Clinton can do that. The interview would be behind closed doors, but would be part of the committee investigation’s record. A public hearing would follow eventually, once the select...
  • CT Gov. Malloy: GOP candidates who defended Indiana’s RFRA disqualified from the presidency

    03/31/2015 1:17:29 PM PDT · by rightistight · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/31/15 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    How do you know that you’ve won the argument? It’s usually when your opponent expands the scope of the issues well beyond their deliberately narrow parameters in the pursuit of more favorable terrain. Connecticut’s Gov. Dannel Malloy is desperately searching for higher ground. On Monday, Malloy humiliated himself and his state when he imposed a ban on state-sponsored travel to Indiana in protest of that state’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act. Unable to respond to the fact that his state also has a RFRA that is even more protective of the sensibilities of religious adherents, Malloy has taken to making...
  • Ted Cruz Makes an E-Mail Fundraising Push

    03/31/2015 1:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    NewsMax / Bloomberg News | March 31, 2015 | Staff
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ted-cruz-email-push-2016/2015/03/31/id/635475/
  • Hillary Clinton replied to drone crash email with furniture inquiry: ‘Sorry!’

    03/31/2015 1:27:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-31-15 | Douglas Ernst
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s mixture of personal and work email once resulted in a reply to a crashed drone story with inquiries about home decorations. Files obtained by The Associated Press show that Mrs. Clinton accidentally sent adviser Huma Abedin questions about the attractiveness of shelving units in response to a drone crash in Pakistan. “I like the idea of these. How high are they? What would the bench be made of? And I’d prefer two shelves or attractive boxes/baskets/ conmtainers (sic) on one. What do you think?” Mrs. Clinton wrote, AP reported Tuesday. When Mrs. Abedin then asked if she...
  • White House: Hillary Clinton Acting As ‘Private Citizen’ In Benghazi Investigation

    03/31/2015 1:26:34 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/31/15 | c spiering
    The White House reacted to the news today that Chairman Trey Gowdy of the House Select Committee On Benghazi requested an interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding the use of her private email address and her home server. During the White House press briefing today, Earnest said that the issue was now in the hands of Clinton and her lawyers as well as the leaders of the congressional committee. “I don’t have an opinion on it,” Earnest said, when asked about the request by reporters, reminding them that the former Secretary of State was acting as a “private...
  • Ted Cruz’s ambitions impede his understanding of the issues [GOP-E and CoC Cheerleader Barf Alert!]

    03/31/2015 1:08:38 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 31 at 3:33 PM | Jennifer Rubin
    Politico reports, “Ted Cruz thunders about what he calls a ‘fundamentally unserious’ U.S. defense policy, but when he had a chance to weigh in during Senate Armed Services Committee hearings, he rarely showed up. Cruz, who announced last week he’s running for president, has the committee’s worst attendance record — by far.” His spokeswoman responds, “Sen. Cruz is deeply engaged in defense and national security issues. He never hesitates to defend American sovereignty and has established a remarkable track record leading on these matters.” Cruz later chimed in, “It’s not like I’ve been at the beach drinking a pina colada.”...
  • Cruz'n for a bruisin' The GOP religious right vs. the GOP establishment. (Cruz v. Bush he says)

    03/31/2015 12:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 31, 2015 | Roger Simon, chief political columnist
    The blood is in the water. The game is afoot. And the Republicans are brawling. While Democrats are usually viewed as the undisciplined, fractious party, it is Republicans who sharpen their knives and slice each other up when the White House is at stake. The struggle is between two groups within the GOP. The establishment finally recognizes that the party must broaden its base. If the party appeals to only white, Christian conservatives, it will wind up as a regional party, capable of winning Senate and House seats but incapable of winning a national election. We must nominate a presidential...
  • Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi (book)

    03/31/2015 12:56:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | 31 March 2015 | John Batchelor interviews authors Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz
    Podcast - interview of book authors 39:53
  • Hillary Agonistes

    03/31/2015 12:32:44 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-31-15 | J. R. Dunn
    Hillary is not going to run for president. Oh, she may put her name up. But run, as in the sense of actually campaigning, that’s another story altogether. There’s a line from the first Godfather that’s always stuck in my mind. Sollozzo (Al Lettieri), the family’s deadly enemy who has just taken an almost fatal crack at Don Corleone, bends forward and near-whispers, “Could I have gotten to him ten years ago?” That line has been running through my mind the past several weeks as the e-mail saga has unfolded: Could anybody have gotten to Hillary ten years ago? The...
  • Jon Stewart To Rubio: ‘In Your Heart, You’re A Democrat’ [VIDEO]

    01/16/2015 4:44:50 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jamie Weinstein
    Marco Rubio probably could have done without the praise from host Jon Stewart during his appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” Tuesday. During an occasionally awkward interview, the conservative Florida senator ultimately charmed Stewart while explaining some of the economic proposals in his new book, “American Dreams.”
  • Hillary’s emails: Deleted but not gone

    03/31/2015 11:56:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/30/14 | JOSEPH MARKS and RACHAEL BADE
    The emails Clinton says she deleted from her personal server may still be recoverable. As House Republican leaders weigh whether to try to force former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to hand over her personal email server, experts say the messages she deleted from it — or at least portions of them — can almost certainly be recovered. Half a dozen computer forensics experts interviewed by POLITICO said remnants of Clinton’s emails likely still exist on the server, although retrieving them could be time intensive and expensive.
  • Poll: Clinton's Margin Narrows in Key Swing States

    03/31/2015 11:53:22 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 13 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 31, 2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Voters in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania question the former secretary of state’s trustworthiness and honesty, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey taken after the controversy surrounding Clinton’s use of a private email server for government communications. Her favorability ratings are down in all three states. Pennsylvania, a key state that has been elusive for Republicans recently, could be competitive this cycle, with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul narrowly topping Clinton, 45 percent-44 percent. Clinton beats Bush by six percentage points, Walker by five and Rubio by four in the Keystone State.
  • Five Things About Hillary Clinton You Probably Didn’t Know (Safe for Work)

    03/31/2015 12:05:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    1 – She’s actually a Bond villain. While this specific fact has not yet been verified by independent sources, it is becoming a more widely-accepted belief in wake of recent events. From her private email server to her use of unofficial clandestine spy rings in Libya, Hillary has repeatedly proven that she has a penchant for scheming that would make Ernst Stavro Blofeld blush. As soon as someone tracks down her secret underground lair, I’ll bring you more details.2 – She is the world’s most gifted commodity trader. In fact, it’s a little stunning this prodigy of Wall Street decided...
  • How do you solve a problem like the Clintons?

    03/31/2015 2:57:54 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    How do you solve a problem like the Clintons? Their incessant vacuuming of cash and skirting (no pun intended) of laws and regulations would place lesser mortals in danger of prison, yet the Clintons walk free, their money-making careers booming. “Dough, we fear, we need more, dear ‘Ray,’ the name of a Clinton foe Me, a name that fits myself Fah, as far from law I run So, I say when bending laws La, a shrug to follow so Tee (off), with me for lots of ‘bread’ Which brings us back to dough.” And lots of it. ... How do...
  • What the Constitution says about Ted Cruz--ZOT!

    03/31/2015 2:34:35 AM PDT · by aquapub · 58 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/31/15 | Robert Moon
    The debate over Senator Ted Cruz's eligibility to run for president revolves around conflicting information from several key authorities on the Natural Born Citizen clause. The question is whether a person is a "natural born citizen" (as intended by Section 1 Article 2 of the Constitution) by merely being born inside the U.S. (the rule of jus soli, or 'rule of the soil'), or by being born in the U.S. with one or both parents also being American citizens...or by being born anywhere in the world to one or more parents who are U.S. citizens (the rule of jus sanguinis,...
  • Juan Williams: Boehner’s Trip to Israel is Racist

    03/31/2015 4:02:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 52 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Juan Williams: Boehner’s Trip to Israel is RacistPosted By Daniel Greenfield On March 31, 2015 @ 1:03 am In The Point | No Comments “Something something racist.” A Democratic argument from 2008 to 2016.Juan Williams is back and he wants you to know that Boehner’s trip to Israel is racist. Also all trips are racist. And all planes. Especially white planes. The real issue here is the way Boehner is recklessly sowing division along party lines on Israel. He is also — intentionally or not — heightening the silent but simmering racial tensions that increasingly divide Americans on the subject.The...
  • 2016 Republican hopefuls rush to defense of Indiana religious freedom law

    03/31/2015 6:47:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A throng of likely Republican presidential contenders came to the defense Monday of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s signing of the state’s religious-freedom law, signaling a sharp contrast with Democrats on an issue that could extend into the 2016 race.
  • Peggy Noonan, Then and Now: Notice her reaction to 2 first-time senators running for President

    03/30/2015 7:52:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/29/2015 | Ed Driscoll
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results: Mr. Cruz knows his reputation as the angry, surly face of the dark side of conservatism. He’s the government-shutdown artist*, the living answer to the question “What if Joe McCarthy went to Harvard Law?” He says it’s a caricature.**He once noted to me in conversation that when people on TV call him angry and snarling, they never show video to illustrate the point. He says there is no angry, snarling video because he isn’t angry and doesn’t snarl. He never throws mud, he says, and won’t. He sees himself as a...
  • James Carville: Ted Cruz "the most talented and fearless Republican politician" since Reagan-5/2013

    03/28/2015 4:22:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 5, 2013 | James Carville
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQA4ww_AnQw
  • Rubio: Constitutionally ‘Valid’ For People to Refuse Service to Gay Marriages

    03/30/2015 4:45:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/30/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that he believes people who don’t want to provide services for same-sex marriages on religious grounds have “a valid constitutional concern,” and that it shouldn’t be legal “to deny someone service at a restaurant or at a hotel because of their sexual orientation” on Monday’s broadcast of “The Five” on the Fox News Channel.Rubio was initially asked if he would support adding sexual orientation to the Civil Rights Act, to which he responded “I haven’t heard that proposal before, and therefore don’t fully understand how something like that would work.”
  • Poll: Scott Walker Pulls Even with Jeb Bush in Florida

    03/04/2015 4:44:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2015 | Howie Carr
    BOSTON – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has closed to within one point of favorite son former Gov. John Ellis (“Jeb”) Bush in Bush’s home state of Florida, according to a new poll of GOP voters in the Sunshine State. Bush leads Walker, 23-22, in a poll this week of 508 Florida Republicans by Gravis Insights, a Florida-based non-partisan research firm. The poll was conducted for the Howie Carr radio show. In third place was another favorite son, FL Sen. Marco Rubio, with 11 percent. Former AR Gov. Mike Huckabee had 10 percent, ahead of retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson with...
  • Jeb Bush, Scott Walker emerging as front-runners for GOP nod — and rivals

    03/10/2015 11:58:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa
    <p>"..Bush and Walker’s political relationship began warmly five years ago this month when Bush gave Walker a crucial boost. He endorsed Walker,who was then the Milwaukee County executive, months ahead of the state GOP’s gubernatorial primary and headlined a $250-a-person fundraising event at the Pfister hotel in Milwaukee. A local brass band played at the cocktail reception,and Bush and Walker posed for a picture with the quintet.</p>
  • Washington Post Column: Don’t dismiss Ted Cruz

    03/31/2015 6:59:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/31/2015 | Marc Thiessen
    Ted Cruz is being called a Republican Obama, but he has not exactly gotten an Obama-like reception from the mainstream media. Liberal commentators have, predictably, beclowned themselves in the wake of Cruz’s presidential announcement. Chris Matthews (the guy who “felt a thrill going up his leg” when Barack Obama spoke during the 2008 campaign) compared Cruz to Sen. Joe McCarthy, even showing pictures of McCarthy and Cruz in the same pose. Ebony magazine Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux told MSNBC that Cruz likes country music because “nothing says ‘let’s go kill some Muslims’ like country music.” On “Morning Joe,” Donny Deutsch...
  • Ted Cruz Can’t Do What Glenn Beck Says

    03/31/2015 7:46:03 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/26/2015 | W. James Antle III
    Less than a week after leaving the Republican Party, Glenn Beck had something to say about how Ted Cruz should approach the primaries. Leave Scott Walker and Rand Paul alone. Otherwise, Beck warned, “we’re just going to end up with Jeb Bush.” (Bill O’Reilly was skeptical about Beck’s whole GOP-leaving business.) Cruz professed his admiration for Paul and Cruz, but didn’t quite commit to refrain from criticizing them. That’s because he can’t. The Republican presidential race can be split into the conservative primary and the establishment primary. Beck isn’t wrong that a divided conservative vote could benefit Bush, but there...
  • Trump to run typical caucus campaign, ‘but bigger’

    03/31/2015 4:09:16 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies
    The Gazette ^ | March 27, 2015 | 10:06 pm | James Q. Lynch, The Gazette
    DES MOINES — Iowans will have the opportune it to see a lot of Donald Trump in the coming months, not on TV, but in person. Trump, a global businessman will be back in Iowa April 8 as part of his exploratory committee to decide whether to run for president in 2016. (continued at link, above syntax gaffe notwithstanding) http://thegazette.com/subject/news/trump-to-run-typical-caucus-campaign-but-bigger-20150327
  • TED CRUZ: I’m PROUD to stand with Gov. Mike Pence!

    03/30/2015 9:27:33 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 88 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 3/30/2015 | Right Scoop
    Unlike Scott Walker and more emphatic than Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz enthusiastically supports Gov. Mike Pence and urges all Americans to do the same: HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following statement today in support of Governor Mike Pence’s effort to defend religious liberty and protect against the government forcing individuals to violate their deeply held beliefs: “I want to commend Governor Mike Pence for his support of religious freedom, especially in the face of fierce opposition. There was a time, not too long ago, when defending religious liberty enjoyed strong bipartisan support. Alas, today we...
  • A staggering 40% of Millennials believe that homosexual relationships are 'immoral'

    03/30/2015 7:35:14 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/30/15 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A further 33 per cent believe abortion should be legal in most cases Two-thirds said they believe schools need to offer more sexual education classes 71 per cent of millennials, people aged between 18 and 35, still believe in marriage
  • Gov. Walker doesn't expect bill like Indiana's religious freedom act to become law in Wisconsin

    03/31/2015 2:46:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    WKOW ^ | March 30, 2015 | Caissa Casarez
    MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – Governor Scott Walker talked about Indiana's religious freedom bill on Monday in the Milwaukee area for the first time since it became law last week. Walker believes the NCAA will discuss how the bill, which some say gives businesses the right to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, will impact their headquarters and events like the Big Ten Football Championship Game, which are in Indianapolis, in the near future. Despite that, he doesn't think the law will stop most Badgers fans from making the trip to Indianapolis to see the men's basketball team play in the...
  • Ted Cruz Could Make It Difficult for Marco Rubio in 2016

    03/30/2015 9:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | Javier Manjarres
    This past weekend, word got out that Senator Marco Rubio had reserved the Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida, for an event, possibly to announce his 2016 presidential intentions. Those close to Rubio quickly tried to dispel the original Tampa Bay Times story as being false. Asked about reports he had booked the Freedom Tower in Miami on that date for an undisclosed event, Rubio said he had not reserved a specific site yet. Senator Rubio himself has been reaching out to long-time supporters and donors asking them if they could attend his April 13th event. Other staffers have been charged...
  • Criticize Senator Ted Cruz’s bid for Republican nomination

    03/30/2015 11:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz set off a media firestorm last week by becoming the first to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination in 2016. The media has generally described Cruz as a passionate, hard-line conservative and a polarizing figure. Writing for Fox News, Michael Goodwin argued that Cruz has a chance at becoming our next president, calling him “a brilliant man of clear conservative convictions, not muddled by the politics of calculation.” It’s a nice sentiment, but it also effectively illustrates the underlying problem with candidates like Cruz and with our political system in general: being “muddled” by a...
  • Hillary Clinton enables Obama’s anti-Israel vendetta

    03/30/2015 5:44:35 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-30-15 | Jennifer Rubin
    While Hillary Clinton won’t say anything of substance herself, the New York Times reports her views on Israel via a third party, Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations: “Secretary Clinton thinks we need to all work together to return the special U.S.-Israel relationship to constructive footing, to get back to basic shared concerns and interests, including a two-state solution pursued through direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians,” Mr. Hoenlein said in a statement issued by his organization on Sunday evening. “We must ensure that Israel never becomes a partisan issue,” he...
  • The Republican road to the White House runs through Israel

    03/30/2015 8:19:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Japan Today / Thomson Reuters ^ | March 30, 2015 | Keith Koffler
    As Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex) announced last week that he was running for president, his Virginia audience cheered. He dropped applause line after applause line on some 10,000 students at Liberty University, which bills itself as the largest Christian university in the world. Cruz riffed, unimaginatively, on an “imagine” theme, asking the young audience to “imagine a president” who would repeal Obamacare and perform other feats. There was applause throughout. But one line prompted the students to erupt into a roaring, 30-second, standing ovation: “Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president who stands unapologetically with...
  • Leaked Message Demonstrates How Email Scandal Could Get Worse for Hillary Clinton

    03/30/2015 11:38:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    <p>Hillary Clinton isn't accused of doing anything illegal in the Gawker stories. And Blumenthal's advocacy appears to have been pretty tame, consisting of passing on the statements of a third individual who, it was acknowledged openly, worked for Ivanishvili. But the White House, as Gawker notes, had rejected Clinton's efforts to hire Blumenthal in an official capacity. So you have the Secretary of State using an off-books email account to discuss national policy with someone who wasn't a government employee, was known to be disliked by the president's staff, and who might have been violating an actual law by participating in the conversation. That's probably not something Clinton is going to brag about in campaign commercials. It's also exactly the kind of foreign entanglement that critics have warned she is susceptible to—of being unduly influenced by financial connections, via the Clinton Foundation, to foreign interests. Blumenthal is a longtime Clinton-family ally and appears to have described himself as an adviser to the Clinton Foundation on more than one occasion.</p>