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  • The Race Is On

    02/04/2016 9:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This week's much anticipated Iowa Caucus marked the start of the presidential nomination process for both the Democratic and Republican parties. It was quite an event. The turnout on the Republican side was 50 percent higher than usual, and the Democrats turned out 50 percent more than in 2012, but 30 percent less than their record breaking year in 2008. Hillary Clinton narrowly beat Bernie Sanders. She received 700.59 state delegate equivalents, while Bernie Sanders received 696.82, according to the Iowa Democratic Party website. (The Iowa Democratic Party does not release votes, just delegate equivalents). Both Clinton and Sanders declared...
  • Iowa Caucuses, a Subsidy for Iowa's Political Establishment

    01/29/2016 7:25:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    First, kill the Iowa caucuses. Please note: I didn't say, "Kill the Iowans." I like Iowans and I like Iowa. But we need to get Iowa's boot off our neck. That may be misunderstood, as well. You see, we're not under the heel of all Iowans. If we were, that'd actually be better because that would mean lots of Iowans turned out to vote. But most don't. As Jeff Greenfield recently noted in Politico, rumors of Iowa's commitment to democratic engagement are wildly overstated. In 2008, a record-shattering 350,000 caucus-goers caucus-went. All the buzz was about the precedent-shattering turnout for...
  • It's the Negativity, Stupid

    01/28/2016 9:28:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Michael Reagan
    Watching all the negativity flying around the stage at the Democratic Town Hall Forum the other night, something struck me. Why, after watching Hillary and Bernie go after each other's left-liberal throats, would anyone ever want to vote for either one of them? They had nothing but rotten things to say about the other. Hillary's too cozy with Wall Street. Bernie's too soft on the NRA and naive about negotiating with Iran. Hillary's insufficiently progressive and takes obscene speaking fees from Goldman Sachs. Bernie's expensive progressive ideas will never make it in the real world. Etc. Etc. The Democrat debate...
  • OK all I have something to bounce off of you all...

    01/28/2016 6:15:24 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 71 replies
    28 Jan 2016 | US Navy Vet
    ...What does everyone think of...
  • Is Donald Trump Already ‘Growing In Office’?

    It is not uncommon for presidential candidates to pose as hard-core liberals or conservatives to appease their party’s activist base and then temper their views in the general election to win over moderates and undecided votes. But Donald Trump seems to be doing that before a single vote has been cast in the GOP primaries.
  • The Rejection Election

    01/26/2016 3:31:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    With the Iowa caucuses a week away, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, who leads in all the polls, is Donald Trump. The consensus candidate of the Democratic Party elite, Hillary Clinton, has been thrown onto the defensive by a Socialist from Vermont who seems to want to burn down Wall Street. Not so long ago, Clinton was pulling down $225,000 a speech from Goldman Sachs. Today, she sounds like William Jennings Bryan. Taken together, the candidacies of Trump, Sanders, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz represent a rejection of the establishment. And, imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, other...
  • My response to Paul Ryan's email to me

    01/14/2016 12:57:17 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 34 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | January 14, 2016 | Jeff Head
    My Letter Responding to Speaker Paul Ryan's email to me I recently received an email from Speaker Paul Ryan on behalf of the RNCC, which I have contributed to and supported in the past. When it became apparent that John Boehner would not keep faith with the Republican Platform or with the millions of Americans who gave him a majority in the house...I stopped contributing. Now, they want me back. The following is my letter in response to Speaker Paul Ryan: Speaker Paul Ryan, January 14, 2016 Re: Response to your letter to me on behalf of the NRCC CC:...
  • What Bernie & The Donald Portend

    01/12/2016 9:59:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Three weeks out from the Iowa caucuses, and clarity emerges. Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, is in trouble. Polls show her slightly ahead of Socialist Bernie Sanders in Iowa, but narrowly behind in New Hampshire. And the weekend brought new revelations about yet more classified and secret documents sent over her private email server when she was secretary of state. Between now and November, she will be traversing a minefield, with detonations to be decided upon by FBI investigators who may not cherish Clinton, and might like to appear in the history books. Clinton's charge about Donald Trump's alleged...
  • Leader McConnell warns GOP voters: We need candidates 'who can win'

    12/18/2015 4:06:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 109 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Dec. 18, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday warned Republican voters to steer clear of nominating Tea Party candidates who can't win in next year's general election. "The way you have a good election year is to nominate people who can win," he told reporters during his final Capitol Hill press conference of 2015. He urged Republican primary voters to avoid the mistakes of the past, mentioning several Tea Party candidates who went down in flames in recent Senate elections. "What we did in 2014 was we didn't have more Christine O'Donnell's, Sharron Angles, Richard Mourdocks or Todd Akins. The...
  • Why the Establishment Fears Cruz More Than Trump

    12/28/2015 2:33:48 PM PST · by Isara · 300 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 28th, 2015 | Robert Eno
    Read these two quotes carefully: The first: “Cruz cannot win because the Washington elites despise him.” The second goes: “[T]here are a lot of good candidates – I like nearly all of them… …except Cruz.” Which one of the similar quotes is from a pro-Cruz Super PAC and which is from a former Republican nominee for president?  The first quote is from an ad from Keep the Promise I, a Cruz Super PAC.  The second is from Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican nominee and war hero, who got trounced by Bill Clinton. Both purport to highlight a negative of Senator...
  • Politico Column: Donald Trump Isn't the Biggest Narcissist in the GOP Field. Ted Cruz Is.

    12/27/2015 8:04:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/23/2015 | By CURT ANDERSON
    I know a televangelist candidate when I see one. To hear the pundits and experts in Washington tell it, the problem with Ted Cruz is that he doesn't play well with others in the Senate, he's too hardheaded and doesn't compromise. In other words, he's exactly what the Republican primary voters want. On this score, I side with the Republican primary voters. If Cruz's problem is that he is a conservative who has no regard for senatorial decorum and fights too hard for the right things, I'm all in. But there is a far bigger problem with Cruz: Donald Trump...
  • Ted Cruz Palin-izes Fox News

    12/27/2015 3:35:16 PM PST · by Isara · 55 replies
    Conservative Report ^ | December 27, 2015 | Will Stauff
    “Palin-izes” is a term that was created after Sarah Palin was added to John McCain’s ticket, and the mainstream media — including Fox News — proceeded to vilify the Vice Presidential candidate in order to descredit & ultimately destroy her. They beat-up on Sarah Palin’s family, they beat-up on her parents, her children and they beat-up on her. The media would slice & dice interviews, editing content just to make her look bad. What the media did was nothing more than wake the sleeping giant. They rattled the cage of the big-bad dog, making conservatives very upset. The end result...
  • Three Distinct Parallels Between Ronald Reagan and Ted Cruz

    12/25/2015 1:24:55 PM PST · by Isara · 25 replies
    Soshable ^ | December 25, 2015 | JD Rucker
    Ever since 1988, Republican candidates for all offices, particularly those running for President, have tried to channel Ronald Reagan. The conservative icon is the shining example of how a proper right-wing perspective has the power to make the country prosper domestically and make it respected around the world. In three decades, no candidate has come as close to truly picking up the Reagan mantle and bringing his ideals back to the White House than Ted Cruz. As The Atlantic points out, the sentiment from voters is very similar to what was happening in 1979 and 1980. The Judeo-Christian right had...
  • Republican senators up for re-election in 2016

    11/11/2015 6:32:24 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    Mitch's Moderates need to go!!!
  • Hillary Clinton laughs about the night of the Benghazi attack

    10/22/2015 8:09:22 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 101 replies
    CSPAN & Youtube ^ | 10/22/15 | me
    Like and share the link. Get people pissed & get them involved. Hillary Clinton Laughs about Benghazi Murders Hillary Clinton laughs about the night of the Benghazi attack when asked if she was alone by Rep. Martha Rody on the night of the Benghazi. As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton allowed security to fail at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, blamed the attack on the video, & has failed to punish any state department official for the disaster. The U.S. Military was not allowed to rescue those in the Benghazi Consulate despite the attack lasting hours. There were likely weapons...
  • When It Comes to 'Investing' in Trump, I Was Right, They Were Wrong

    10/22/2015 7:22:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Matt Towery
    In December 2014 I wrote the column "Why Trump Should Run." It started with the line, "The elite media will scoff at a potential Donald Trump candidacy for president." They did; I didn't. And if Donald Trump the candidate had been a stock on the NYSE in my new book "Newsvesting" (which, I'll shamelessly note, is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble), I would have been the lone pundit in America to have reaped a big "profit." Back then Trump actually retweeted my column, to which one Twitter respondent tweeted, "Matt who?" Well, "Matt Who" is still here, and...
  • Hillary's Long and Winding Road to Tonight

    10/15/2015 8:06:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Here we are again with Hillary Rodham Clinton confronted by charges of obstruction of justice, perjury and general improbity. Such behavior has been going on with her for a long time. Some journalists who today chronicle the charges facing the Clintons were not even born when it all began. For those of us with unflagging memories and abundant experience, it goes back decades. I would date the first official charges of Hillary Clinton's crookedness and reckless disregard for the law to Watergate in 1974 when she improbably served on the Watergate impeachment staff. Her boss then was the...
  • Dems' Revolution Already Is Here

    10/15/2015 7:19:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Elections change how Americans think and talk. Nowhere was the shift in the conversation more evident than in Las Vegas on Tuesday night at the Democrats' first debate for the 2016 presidential campaign. Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, federal immigration law has been pretty much what it was under President George W. Bush, as Congress failed to pass a comprehensive bill to create a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally. But on the CNN debate stage, you'd never know it. During Democratic 2008 primary debates, candidates routinely, if not exclusively, used the term "illegal...
  • Ben Carson Shares the Reason His Views on Gun Control Changed Youre Going to Love it

    10/05/2015 12:24:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    LibertNews.com ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    Following recent mass shootings such as Charleston, South Carolina and Roseburg, Oregon gun-grabbers are once again fighting with a renewed effort to disarm the American public.As Democrats such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton attempt to use these senseless tragedies as a means for political gain while ignoring the facts, the truth is undeniable… Our forefathers saw the writing on the wall. They knew that our freedoms would be tested, often times taken for granted, but more importantly they knew that ‘We the People’ needed a means to protect ourselves. That is exactly the same sentiment Dr. Carson shares in...
  • Ex-HP board member who voted to fire Fiorina endorses her [Tom Perkins]

    08/30/2015 9:04:22 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2015 August 27 | Jesse Byrnes
    A former board member of Hewlett-Packard who voted to fire Carly Fiorina as CEO is now endorsing the businesswoman's 2016 Republican presidential campaign. "Carly did what she was brought in to do: turn the company around and make it successful again. Not only did she save the company from the dire straits it was in, she laid the foundation for HP's future growth," Tom Perkins wrote for a full-page New York Times ad. The comments, in an advertisement placed in the newspaper's business section Thursday by a pro-Fiorina super-PAC, were framed as a response to an Aug. 18 Times column...
  • Surrendering a Birthright (The Author shows his ignorance)

    08/23/2015 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Republican presidential candidates often invoke Jesus, but lately they sound more like Jehovah. The Old Testament says, "I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation." Punishing kids for their parents' sins is the idea behind proposals to revoke birthright citizenship. Donald Trump started the discussion with an immigration plan that promised to stop letting all those born in America automatically become Americans. Ted Cruz agrees, as do Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, Lindsey Graham and Bobby Jindal. Scott Walker said he did, but...
  • Do You Trust The liberal CNN/ORC polling outfit? How about Rasmussen, ABC News/WaPo or NBC News/WSJ?

    08/22/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 77 replies
    8/22/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was wondering why a polling outfit (CNN/ORC) is now all of a sudden trusted by conservatives? If not, then say so. If it is all of a sudden now trusted by conservatives...I thought that CNN is a liberal outfit and not to be trusted? Limbaugh seems to be going after CNN for their Morten Downey Jr. documentary on TV as somehow being used to juxtapose against Trump, and for their interviews of Trump supporters, and wondering if they are going to hand-pick the worst of the worst in those interviews to somehow paint all Trump supporters in a negative...
  • Republicans Spending Early to Boost Chances to Keep Senate

    08/19/2015 4:39:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Rollcall ^ | August 19, 2015
    Helping to shape the environment early is a lesson learned from 2012 that we applied, along with many others, effectively in 2014, said Rob Engstrom, national political director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has so far spent nearly $2.7 million in six Senate contests across the country. Its no longer Election Day, its election year. Of the millions the Chamber has spent, almost all of it has gone toward positive advertising on GOP incumbents or candidates including Sens. Mark S. Kirk of Illinois, Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and John McCain of Arizona....
  • Terrific: Hillary Clinton's Server Carrying Classified Information Was Run Out of a Bathroom Closet

    08/18/2015 8:44:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Good news, America. The woman who wants to be the President of the United States hired an email server company to host her own personal server, on which she sent and received top secret classified information, out of a bathroom closet. You just can't make this stuff up. Daily Mail has the exclusive: The IT company Hilary Clinton chose to maintain her private email account was run from a loft apartment and its servers were housed in the bathroom closet, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Daily Mail Online tracked down ex-employees of Platte River Networks in Denver, Colorado, who revealed...
  • Trump: Deport children of immigrants living illegally in US

    08/16/2015 12:42:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 189 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/16/2015 | Stephen Braun
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally. He also wants to end "birthright citizenship" for their children, he said Sunday. And he would rescind Obama administration executive orders on immigration and toughen deportation, allowing in only "the good ones." Trump described his expanded vision of how to secure American borders during a wide-ranging interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," saying that he would push to end the constitutionally protected right of any family living illegally inside the U.S. ...
  • Super PAC to drop $10 million on pro-Jeb Bush ads

    08/16/2015 11:01:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 16, 2015 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN)The super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's bid for president will spend $10 million on its first major TV ad campaign starting next month. A spokesman for Right to Rise PAC confirmed that the group will start running ads in the crucial early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire on September 15, with ads starting in South Carolina the week after. The commercials, first reported by The Associated Press, will focus on promoting the former Florida governor's record and will run through December.
  • Trump will shave his head...and his supporters will do the same!

    08/12/2015 6:01:26 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 71 replies
    Okay. This is just a rumor going around NYC... But are you willing to shave your noggin for Trump.Let's make him shave his noggin for the country.Get rid of the "Donald Do" for America! And we will follow suit by shaving our noggins.Who's with me?The New Donald Do!
  • Videos of the Ted Cruz Bus Tour in Arkansas!

    08/13/2015 6:10:28 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/12/15 | me
    Some footage of Ted Cruz in Little Rock, Arkansas! Like and share this to everyone. U S Senator Ted Cruz speaking in Little Rock Arkansas End the IRS with Flat Tax Massive crowd in Arkansas waiting for Ted Cruz Arkansas Representative Bob Ballinger introducing U S Senator Ted Cruz U S Senator Ted Cruz speaking in Little Rock Arkansas beginning U S Senator Ted Cruz speaking in Little Rock Arkansas Look Foward U S Senator Ted Cruz speaking in Little Rock Arkansas No Iran Deal U S Senator Ted Cruz speaking in Little Rock Arkansas US Embassy in Jerusalem ">...
  • Franklin Pierce-Herald GOP poll results: Trump lead eroding; Kasich and Fiorina rise

    08/12/2015 2:23:38 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 94 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/11/2015 | Joe Battenfeld and Chris Villani
    The latest Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows a big jump for Carly Fiorina, who makes to top 5 GOP candidates with 9% of N.H. GOP voters. This poll also shows Donald Trump in the lead at 18%, followed by Jeb Bush 13%, and John Kasich at 12%. ... Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 10%. ... GOP presidential upstart Donald Trump has lost ground in New Hampshire since his tirade against Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly... Businesswoman Carly Fiorina has jumped to fifth place in New Hampshire with nine percent support. ...
  • Gop chairman defends Fox ,Megan Kelly and approves anti Trump moderator for next debate

    08/11/2015 8:00:01 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-11-2015 | Jim Hoft
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/08/gop-chairman-defends-fox-new-and-megyn-kelly-approves-anti-trump-moderator-for-next-debate/
  • Firestorm Erupts Over Trump's 'Bible Connection'

    08/11/2015 2:27:16 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 31 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | 8/11/2015 | Joe Kovacs
    <p>A Christian minister in Florida has ignited a firestorm over his suggestion that God is using Donald Trump as a divine instrument in the 2016 presidential election cycle.</p> <p>In a column published in Charisma magazine, Jeremiah Johnson of Behold the Man Ministries in Lakeland, Florida, said he was praying several weeks ago when God began to speak to me concerning the destiny of Donald Trump in America:</p>
  • Bernie Sanders, Phenomenon?

    08/11/2015 2:48:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 11, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Bernie Sanders. Folks, I have to tell you something. Bernie Sanders is drawing record crowds. Portland, Seattle, and now Los Angeles. (interruption) What are you frowning at in there? (interruption) It is amazing, but wait. Let's put this in perspective. Let's go back seven years, shall we? Maybe eight years. At this time in the 2008 presidential campaign, everybody thought Barack Hussein O was a political phenomenon. We thought the crowds, we thought the excitement and the cult-like atmosphere was unique to him. It turns out that Obama wasn't a phenomenon at all. The phenomenon happens to be anybody...
  • 'You're Disgusting': Donald Trump Walks Out On Lawyer Needing to Pump Breast Milk during lawsuit...

    07/28/2015 9:36:25 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 81 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Michael Sorrentino
    Donald Trump became disgusted and walked out on a female lawyer needing to pump breast milk for her daughter while testifying over a failed Florida real estate project, documents of sworn testimony reported by The New York Times show. "You're disgusting," Trump reportedly told Elizabeth Beck when she asked for a medical break for her 3-month-old, taking out her pump to emphasize urgency. The 2011 conversation is said to be not disputed by either side, but Trump's lawyer Alan Garten said his client's reaction had nothing to do with her decision to pump. "It was solely the fact that she...
  • Trump: 'I identify with some things as a Democrat'

    07/24/2015 6:18:42 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 285 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/24/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, said Friday he sometimes identifies more as a Democrat when pressed to explain previous statements that the economy generally does better under Democrats than Republicans. "I identify with some things as a Democrat," Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" when pressed about the comments from 2004, adding that "generally speaking" he was "never a Bush fan." ADVERTISEMENT "When the economy crashed so horribly under George Bush because of mistakes they made having to do with banking and lots of other things, I don't think the Democrats would have done that," Trump said....
  • Ted Cruz and Donald Trump to meet Wednesday in New York

    07/15/2015 6:15:23 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2015 | Robert Costa
    Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) and real-estate mogul Donald Trump -- each running for the Republican presidential nomination as anti-establishment outsiders -- are cultivating an already chummy relationship at this early stage of the 2016 race and will huddle Wednesday in New York. The meeting was confirmed by Republicans familiar with both campaigns who requested anonymity to discuss private conversations. Aides to Cruz declined to comment, as did Trump representatives. The meeting will take place at Trump Tower, the gleaming Manhattan skyscraper where Trump has for decades managed his business endeavors, according to knowledgeable Republicans. The building now serves as the...
  • Voters see Hillary as more extreme than all GOP presidential candidates

    07/15/2015 4:49:18 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/14/2015 | John Merline
    Ask any journalist or pundit to name the most out-of-the-mainstream candidates in the presidential race, and you're almost certain to hear names on the Republican side of the aisle people like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio. But it turns the real extremists are the ones leading the pack for the Democratic nomination at least in the public's mind.
  • The End of the 2016 Election Is Closer Than You Think

    07/13/2015 9:03:05 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | July 12, 2015 | DOUG SOSNIK
    2016 The End of the 2016 Election Is Closer Than You Think The campaign might be lost even before the GOP picks a nominee. By DOUG SOSNIK July 12, 2015 The end of the 2016 presidential election is actually much closer than you might think. In every game there are decisive moments that determine the ultimate outcome. We like to think that presidential elections are dramatic fall campaigns pitting party against party, but the truth is that the most decisive moments often occur long before the general election kicks off. If history is any guide, the outcome of next years...
  • PA Senate: Toomey Launches First TV Ad, While Sestak Runs Over Children At 4th Of July Event

    07/07/2015 5:56:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The polling isnt frequentgiven that we're over a year away from the 2016 elections, but incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) is looking as if he will be in decent shape (for now) to fend off another Democratic challenge from his 2010 opponent, former Rep. Joe Sestak. Recently, Toomey released the first of what will probably be many television ads, but its nothing hard-hitting yet. In fact, it highlights a policy initiative that he worked on with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) that helps schools better identify child sex offenders. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette): Fifteen months before he will face voters in the...
  • Clinton says Confederate flag has no place in US

    06/23/2015 6:52:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 95 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2015 5:05 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday the Confederate battle flag should not be displayed anywhere, weighing in as South Carolina lawmakers seek to remove it from the grounds of their statehouse. The Democratic presidential candidate called the deadly shootings of nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, an act of racist terrorism perpetrated in a house of God. Clinton called the Confederate flag a symbol of our nations racist past that has no place in our present or our future. It shouldnt fly there. It shouldnt fly anywhere.
  • So, the liberal media really doesnt have anything on the GOP field, right?

    06/11/2015 6:31:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The first salvo was the parking tickets: Politics is not the only area where Mr. Rubio, a Republican from Florida, has an affinity for the fast track. He and his wife, Jeanette, have also shown a tendency to be in a rush on the road. According to a search of the Miami-Dade and Duval County court dockets, the Rubios have been cited for numerous infractions over the years for incidents that included speeding, driving through red lights and careless driving. A review of records dating back to 1997 shows that the couple had a combined 17 citations: Mr. Rubio with...
  • Cruz establishes 42-person N.H. leadership team

    05/13/2015 9:35:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    When Ted Cruz next returns to New Hampshire, hell have a team of at least 42 activists including a few of the states top conservatives working with him to bolster his showing in the first-in-the- nation primary, where the most conservative candidates have struggled in recent years. Former speaker of the House Bill OBrien, former U.S. senator Bob Smith and Executive Councilor David Wheeler announced theyd be the foundation of Cruzs leadership team yesterday in Concord. The big three took the stage in the lobby of the Legislative Office Building in front of a group of the Texas...
  • Senator Rubio Applauds Invitation to Include Mexico in Trans-Pacific Partnership

    05/13/2015 3:36:21 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Senator Marco Rubio ^ | Jun 18 2012
    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committees Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs, issued the following statement regarding todays announcement of the invitation for Mexico to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations: Especially over the past decade, many Latin American nations have emerged as examples of the prosperity, security and opportunities that take root when free enterprise is embraced. By strengthening trade relationships with our partners in the Americas, we have helped strengthen democracies and created new consumers for U.S. products and services. Mexicos inclusion in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations is a welcome step that...
  • Anchor Tweets Ted Cruz Story That Wasnt True

    05/12/2015 3:51:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Adweek.com ^ | 5/11/15 | Kevin Eck
    KWQC anchor David Nelson fell for a fake story that first appeared on the website National Report saying presidential candidate Ted Cruz thought the office of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon should be like the Girl Scouts and sell cookies for funding.He deleted the tweet, but not before Amanda Carpenter, communications director for Cruz saw it and called him out.
  • Editorial: Ted Cruz not running for president of Cuba

    05/11/2015 5:43:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 11, 2015 | The Editors
    You dont have to like Sen. Ted Cruz, or even agree with him, to find offense in a recent line of questioning he endured. More than awkwardness, Mark Halperin offered a stunning small-mindedness as he attempted to tease out Cruzs Hispanic bona fides: What Cuban food did he like growing up? Which Cuban music does he favor today? Would he welcome fellow Sen. Bernie Sanders to the presidential race, and Id like you to do it, if you would, en espaol? Halperin, famed for co-authoring the book Game Change on the 2012 presidential campaign and prominent today for his analysis...
  • Polls Show That John McCain is in Deep ... Without a Paddle

    05/11/2015 7:17:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Red Statements ^ | May 6, 2015 | Steven Ahle
    Earlier this year, election watchers claimed that McCain was the most vulnerable senator facing reelection in 2016 and the polls show that is true. Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows that McCain only has a 41% approval rating among republicans and a 36% approval rating among all voters. Anything below 50% is considered dangerous for incumbents. 41% is considered catastrophic. 51% of republican voters want someone more conservative than McCain. Unfortunately, both Obama and Clinton are more conservative than McCain.McCain who often bills himself as a maverick is more like a hobby horse that liberals ride to victory. As he gets...
  • Dolores Huerta Prefers Woman to Latino Republican in White House (Co-founder of United Farm Workers)

    05/11/2015 7:54:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    MIAMI Union leader Dolores Huerta prefers a woman in the White House in 2016, saying that theres a lot at stake for Latinos if one of the current Republican hopefuls wins the election, even if he has a Latino name or speaks Spanish. The tireless 85-year-old activist said in an interview with Efe that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) took two steps back when he could have used his influence to pass immigration reform in 2013. Some of those candidates who are Latinos in reality dont represent the values of the Latino community, who for the most part are working...
  • Too Many Candidates

    05/11/2015 10:19:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | May 11, 2015 | Howie Carr, The Boston Herald
    The former governor of Florida, John (or as he prefers to be called, Juan) Ellis Bush, doesn't appear to have a lot of support among Republicans, as opposed to Republicans in Name Only (RINOs), who absolutely adore him. But Juan isn't sweating it. He's rolling in dough, and more importantly, he's rolling in opponents. Have you ever heard of a "straw" candidate? When you have a weak front-runner that can't reach 50 percent, often a third, or a fourth, or even a fifth candidate suddenly jumps into the race. If he has a name similar to that of the strongest...
  • Julian Castro is only veep prospect for top Clintonians (Castro looting taxpayers a plus)

    05/11/2015 5:55:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 36 replies
    washingtontime.com ^ | 5/10/15 | JOSEPH CURL
    Team Hillary is pushing Julian Castro as her VP nominee. The Republicans are making a big push for the Hispanic vote, so that makes Castro an obvious pick. Julian Castro, and his twin brother, Congressman Joaquin, were early backers of 2008 Clinton......the odds of Mrs. Clinton picking another woman for the ticket are zero .... which eliminates Wendy Davis, the liberal darling of Texas Democrats. --SNIP--That leaves Julian Castro. At just 40 years old, hes a a two-term mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and is Obamas HUD Secy. The Castro brothers twins born to a single mother whose grandmother...
  • GOP cattle call rumbles through South Carolina [not in the herd: Bush, Huckabee, Paul, Christie]

    05/09/2015 3:07:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2015 | David M. Drucker
    GREENVILLE, S.C. The Republican dog and pony show hits Upstate South Carolina on Saturday as nearly a dozen presidential hopefuls pitch conservative activists during a forum on economic freedom. The Palmetto State hosts the third nominating contest of the 2016 presidential primary and first in the Republican-dominated South. That makes South Carolina a critical battleground in the race for the GOP nomination, even though the state's streak of picking the party's presidential nominee was broken three years ago. Upstate South Carolina is considered the conservative bastion of this decidedly red state. Scott Ramsey, a 47-year-old Republican voter from Spartanburg...
  • Scott Walker in 2008: Too Many "Poverty Pimps" Use "Cycle of Dependency" For Political Control

    05/07/2015 8:20:30 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | 5/5/2015 | Christopher Massie
    Scott Walker said in 2008 that the government "needs to do more to give people freedom back" by fighting the "poverty pimps in our society," referring to government officials and community-based organizations that, he said, use poverty for political power. ...