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  • Likely US presidential candidate: Egyptian option should be examined to solve Israeli-Arab conflict

    12/19/2014 7:47:12 AM PST · by Freeport · 32 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12.19.2014 | N/A
    Ben Carson, on his first visit here, tells ‘Post’ he is not sure that a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria ‘makes sense,’ and that Israeli settlement construction is ‘blown out of proportion.’ Retired neurosurgeon and aspiring US politician Ben Carson could walk down the streets of Jerusalem, shout at the top of his lungs “I am Ben Carson,” and almost no one would know who he is. At least not yet. But that could change very quickly as the 2016 US presidential campaign picks up speed, and Carson gains traction. And if recent polls are any indication, the 63-yearold...
  • Fact-Finding in the Middle East

    12/16/2014 8:50:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Armstrong Williams
    I don’t usually get so personal in these columns, but today I want you to know that I feel particularly blessed. I am in the Holy Land with my friends, Dr. Ben and Candy Carson. Israel is one of my favorite travel destinations in the world. This will be my eighth visit. It is the first trip there for the Carsons and it is truly a privilege to escort them through this remarkable country. Dr. and Mrs. Carson are deeply faithful Christians, who I suspect will soon find themselves enveloped by the deep sense of spirituality that is palpable in...
  • North Carolina poll: Ben Carson leads GOP field with 19%, leads Biden by four head to head

    12/16/2014 6:32:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2014 | AllahPundit
    Sounds impressive until you realize that Biden’s currently rocking two percent of the vote nationally in a Democratic primary involving Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. Speaking of which, Ben Carson against Hillary in North Carolina: Dead even at 44, which is two points better than Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee do against her.The Romney/Carson last-men-standing primary debate before Super Tuesday will be epic, my friends. Ben Carson leads the way for the Republicans with 19% to 15% for Jeb Bush, 14% each for Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, 11% for Paul Ryan, 7% for Rick Perry, 5% each for Ted...
  • Hank Johnson: Blacks like Ben Carson ‘trying to tap into the ignorance of people’

    12/09/2014 6:43:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Rep. Hank Johnson, Georgia Democrat, said black people like retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are trying to tap into the ignorance of people who have been whipped “into a frenzy, like a lynch mob.” Mr. Johnson was speaking on Michael Smerconish’s radio show about President Obama and opposition that he’s faced since winning election. “I support the president, I believe he’s done as much as is humanly possible to advance the cause of justice and prosperity and freedom for all people, not just blacks, and not just here in America, but across the world. I think he has changed the paradigm...
  • America needs a Patriotic President

    12/09/2014 9:06:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/14 | Judi McLeod
    Does America need Mrs. Sonya Carson’s little boy, Benjamin Carson, as president? If not him, then someone just like him! What America needs most is a Patriotic President, a president who puts love of country well above love of self. America needs a president who, even before coming forward, has already shoved his ego into his back pocket; one wise enough to ignore the pandering of the moment and one whose head is never turned by Mae West type publicity. America needs a president who won’t try to hog the limelight with “I-sang-to-Chelsea” folklore when needing to steal attention from...
  • Palin, Cruz, Huckabee and Santorum to travel to Iowa Freedom Summit

    12/08/2014 1:13:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WQAD-TV / CNN ^ | December 8, 2014 | Shellie Nelson
    <p>Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential pick, is headed to Iowa in January 2015 for a conservative gathering that will showcase no fewer than nine potential 2016 presidential contenders.</p> <p>She’s one of the confirmed speakers at the inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit, an event organized by Iowa Rep. Steve King and conservative group Citizens United to “bring grassroots activists from across Iowa to hear directly from national conservative leaders,” per its website. The event is scheduled for Jan. 24.</p>
  • Gas Tax Campaign Gets Ugly Fast (also Ben Carson and guns)

    12/06/2014 12:35:02 AM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 12/6/2014 | Craig Robinson
    It’s pretty clear, there is going to be a major push to raise the state’s gas tax during the upcoming legislative session. While that should surprise no one, I was shocked to see the over-the-top TV ad that the pro-gas tax crowd is currently using to advance the issue. That’s right, school children are going to die if we don’t raise the gas tax. This outrageous ad makes all those negative ads in the U.S. Senate race look like child’s play. Talk about jumping the shark. The ad begins with the claim that there are currently 5,000 deficient bridges in...
  • Ben Carson stands by comparison of U.S. to Nazi Germany

    12/04/2014 6:11:50 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/4 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson stood by his controversial comparison of the United States to Nazi Germany in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday. Asked by Blitzer whether he would amend or take back his comments, Carson said "Absolutely not." Carson made the comments during a March interview with conservative news outlet Breitbart.com. He noted that the Third Reich was "using its tools to intimidate the population," and said that "we now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe." "The point of what I'm saying...is a major fundamental shift of power has occurred,"...
  • Carson: Cops Could Be Trained to Shoot For The Legs

    11/30/2014 11:37:57 PM PST · by shibumi · 203 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 25 November 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Dr. Ben Carson, author of "One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future," argued that while Officer Darren Wilson did nothing wrong in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, police should be better trained in non-lethal force such as shooting aggressors in the legs on Tuesday's "Hugh Hewitt Show." >snip< He specified "for instance, in a lot of places, police officers aren’t even allowed to go into the more dangerous areas by themselves. They’re always paired. Or you know, people use tasers, people learn how to shoot people in the legs to stop them from charging, things...
  • ICYMI: Quinnipiac poll of 2016: Jeb Bush 14%, Chris Christie 11% and Ben Carson 9% (Baloney)

    11/29/2014 7:12:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    SaintPetersBlog ^ | November 29, 2014 | Phil Ammann
    Republican voters nationwide look towards 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney to get back in the game for 2016, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday. Voters give the former Massachusetts governor the top rank at 19 percent in an early glimpse of the 2016 presidential race. Romney continues to insist he will not seek the White House for a third time. With Romney out of the race, however, former Gov. Jeb Bush leads with 14 percent, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 11 percent. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a conservative Tea Party favorite, gets 9 percent, while...
  • Dr. Carson Movement Gains Momentum Across State

    11/23/2014 5:45:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jodi Whitworth
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)DES MOINES, Iowa – His name is growing in popularity across the country and across the state and on Saturday Dr. Ben Carson was back in Des Moines for the second time since August. He spoke tonight at the “Celebrate the Family” dinner event hosted by The Family Leader. The retired neuro surgeon confirms he’s thinking about running for president in 2016 but didn’t go into detail during his speech. Carson spoke for 45 minutes on several issues; faith and government, health and education. He says, “Really the thing that is going to save America, is going to be the...
  • Ben Carson: Obama ‘Very Much Like Putin’ With Executive Amnesty

    11/23/2014 2:22:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Al Weaver
    One day after President Barack Obama announced his plan for executive action on immigration, potential GOP candidate Ben Carson compared the president’s actions to those of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Carson made the comments Friday to the Christian Broadcasting Network. “You work for the people, they don’t work for you,” said Carson when asked what he would tell the president if he had the chance. “Constitutional authority, you think he has overstepped that in many instances?” asked the CBN host to Carson. “Without question. Hopefully the legislators in Congress will understand what they need to do…They need to have a...
  • Bush Strategist Matthew Dowd & Katrina vanden Heuvel Agree: Ben Carson Should Run (vid)

    11/23/2014 12:49:38 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Real Clear Politics
    On Sunday's broadcast of ABC's This Week, there was a consensus moment between former President Bush's chief re-election strategist Matthew Dowd and Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of the liberal magazine The Nation: Dr. Ben Carson should run for president.
  • It’s OFFICIAL: Dr. Ben Carson has switched parties

    11/22/2014 2:58:24 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 43 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 11/22/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    When he challenged President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon extraordinaire, became an overnight sensation in conservative circles. Here was a super-accomplished African American man who dared to serve as a culturally conservative counterbalance to the most Left-wing president in the modern era.
  • Ben Carson's Fans Await Him in Iowa [link only]

    11/22/2014 1:04:13 PM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    bloomberg.com [link only] | November 22, 2014
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2014-11-22/ben-carsons-fans-await-him-in-iowa
  • Ben Carson tries to get right on gun rights

    11/21/2014 4:28:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    If we had any doubts that Ben Carson was running for president, I’m pretty sure they can be laid to rest now. A person who planned on either continuing their work as a neurosurgeon, going into the ministry or just retiring wouldn’t be hosting a conference call ahead of a trip to Iowa to assure everyone that he’s on board with Second Amendment rights. The confusion and accusations arose from a 2013 interview that Carson did with Glenn Beck where he was asked about who should be able to own a semi-automatic rifle. “It depends on where you live,” Carson...
  • Ben Carson: “Founding Fathers Would Turn Over in Their Graves” if They Saw Pro-Abortion...

    11/21/2014 12:13:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life news ^ | 11/21/14 | Martha Schieber
    FULL TITLE: Ben Carson: “Founding Fathers Would Turn Over in Their Graves” if They Saw Pro-Abortion America Today One week ago news outlets were reporting Dr. Ben Carson had put his hat in the ring for the U.S. presidency. Turns out they were wrong, if not premature. The world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon told a Vitae Foundation audience Sunday night that the focus of his life has been medicine and saving lives. “I’m always delighted to be doing things with Vitae because it is saving lives. I want to thank everyone for participating in that effort,” Dr. Carson told the sold out...
  • Iowa Caucuses: 2016 opening odds

    11/18/2014 9:12:15 PM PST · by iowamark · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/18/2014 | Steve Deace
    The main event is finally here. The race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is now underway. This is shaping up to be the strongest field of Republican challengers in recent memory. After the GOP’s strong showing in the 2014 midterms, the list of those who sense an opportunity, and want to seize it to run in 2016, is both long and distinguished. While the Democrat presidential primary is essentially Hillary Clinton (their 2008 also-ran) or bust, the Republicans have a deep bench of potential standard-bearers... Though it may seem early to some to already be posting odds on the...
  • ‘Conservative Hero’ Ben Carson To Beck: You Have No Right To Semi-Automatic Weapons In Large Cities

    11/12/2014 8:29:24 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 117 replies
    Mediate ^ | March 3rd, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Appearing on Glenn Beck‘s radio show this past week, Dr. Benjamin Carson took a vastly different stance from most conservatives on the issue of gun control, claiming you shouldn’t be able to own semi-automatic weapons in large cities.Carson became a newfound conservative hero last month when he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast and laid out a series of criticisms of ObamaCare, political correctness, and tax policy right in front of the president himself. Many called the speech “inappropriate” given the apolitical nature of the event, but many conservatives lauded Carson for his “bold” and “sensible” suggestions for policy...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: My Prescription for Immigration Reform

    11/12/2014 8:11:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/12/2014 | Ben Carson
    We have all heard it said many times that America is a land of immigrants — some voluntary and some involuntary, but immigrants nevertheless. We have plenty of space in our country, but insufficient resources to support everyone who wants to come here. When we see innocent children used as political pawns, it still tugs at our heartstrings, which is the desired intent. The real question is: What are we going to do about it? Immigration reform has been a very tough issue, as well as a political football, and it has produced governmental stalemates and no useful solutions for...
  • Conservatives Should Stop Searching for a Hero

    11/10/2014 12:35:47 PM PST · by Kevin C · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/7/20104 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    ‘The 2016 race for the White House has already gotten started,” ABC’s Shushannah Walshe suggested today, “and it looks like Dr. Ben Carson is first in the ring.” “Carson,” Walshe records, “first became a conservative star when last year he created a buzz at the National Prayer Breakfast when in front of an audience that included President Obama and Vice President Biden he spoke out about political correctness, health care and taxes.” My colleague Jay Nordlinger likes to gripe that “you should run for president” is uttered far too swiftly on the right nowadays, the injunction tending to follow almost...
  • Fox News cuts ties with Ben Carson

    11/09/2014 2:50:39 AM PST · by MikeinMotley · 152 replies
    Wapo ^ | Nov 7, 2014 | Erik Wemple
    Following an ABC News report that Fox News contributor Ben Carson is set to air an hourlong ad/documentary* “introducing himself to the American people” as part of a 2016 Republican presidential bid, Fox News has cut ties with him, according to aFox spokeswoman. The video is titled “A Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for America” and, according to ABC News, will be heavily biographical, addressing Carson’s “rise from being born to a single mother with a poor childhood in Detroit to director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins for almost 40 years, known for his work separating conjoined...
  • Dr. Carson's announcement flushes out the racist Uncle Toms on the left

    11/07/2014 1:34:24 PM PST · by Maceman · 48 replies
    For those who haven't heard, today Ben Carson announced that he's officially running for president. I was over at DU, and happened to see their thread on the subject. I was so appalled, I just had to post a link to it here. So here's what Carson will be up against from the left if he should happen to win the primary (personally, though, I'm a Ted Cruz guy). Ben Carson, the latest Republican black toy I find it really interesting that the left is actually questioning Carson's obvious intelligence. As far as I can tell, virtually all conservative black...
  • It's Official (He's Running) Dr. Ben Carson Just Made a Major Announcement

    11/07/2014 11:52:08 AM PST · by Din Maker · 183 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | November 7, 2014
    Dr. Ben Carson, the famous neurosurgeon and conservative super star, has made a major announcement: HE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! Officially, Carson – who just became a Republican after spending years as an Independent – is ready to challenge the policies of President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. And it all begins with a 40-minute long television special he is sponsoring to introduce himself: The documentary titled “A Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for America” will air in 22 states and Washington, DC. The paid video will detail some of his biography and family life, including his rise...
  • Ben Carson May be First Pro-Life Republican Candidate to Run for President in 2016

    11/07/2014 7:44:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/6/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Go to any conservative or Republican event and you’re bound to find conservative activists who have a petition, a table, or a book touting pro-life doctor Ben Carson as a potential GOP presidential candidate. The calls for Carson to run have been resounding for years and now it appears the pro-life physician has heard them and may be seriously considering putting together a presidential campaign. ABC News reports today that Carson plans to air a 40-minute video this weekend introducing himself to Americans. The documentary titled “A Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for America” will air in 22...
  • Ben Carson Officially Switches Political Parties

    11/06/2014 9:58:17 AM PST · by forbushalltheway · 89 replies
    wnd.com ^ | November 5, 2014 | Joe Kovacs
    It’s not just the United States Senate that switched political parties on Election Day. Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon and conservative phenomenon who rocketed to fame when he challenged Barack Obama at a prayer breakfast last year, also officially changed his political affiliation, moving from independent to Republican. The step is another indication Carson may run for president in 2016. Carson, whose career was spent as a doctor at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland, filed the paperwork in his new home county of Palm Beach, Florida, a traditional Democratic Party stronghold. “It’s truly a pragmatic move because I have to...
  • Meet Ben Carson: First Republican to Throw His Hat in 2016 Ring

    11/06/2014 8:00:12 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 90 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/6/14 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Yes, the 2016 race for the White House has already gotten started -- and it looks like Dr. Ben Carson is first in the ring. Carson, a famous pediatric neurosurgeon and conservative political star, will air a nearly 40 minute-long ad introducing himself to the American people this weekend, an aide to Carson confirms to ABC News.
  • Romney Leads Scattered 2016 GOP Field

    10/19/2014 12:40:55 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 91 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Ryan Struyk
    That would be Mitt Romney, supported for the GOP nomination by 21 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. That’s double the support of his closest potential rival, but it also leaves 79 percent who prefer one of 13 other possible candidates tested, or none of them. When Romney is excluded from the race, his supporters scatter, adding no clarity to the GOP free-for-all. In that scenario former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul have 12 or 13 percent support from leaned Republicans who are registered to vote. All others have support in...
  • A Conversation With Dr. Ben Carson About Ebola

    10/19/2014 8:36:40 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 10/19/14 | Hugh Hewitt
    A Conversation With Dr. Ben Carson About Ebola Hugh Hewitt A Conversation With Dr. Ben Carson About Ebola Dr. Ben Carson joined me on Friday’s show to discuss the Ebola cases. HH: I am joined by Dr. Ben Carson. Dr. Carson, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show. BC: Thank you. Always good to be with you. HH: Dr. you’re such a well-established and well-regarded national figure, the professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, the head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University. You’ve won the Presidential Medal of Freedom. You did the National Prayer Breakfast. You wrote One Nation....
  • Ben Carson group outraises Ready for Hillary by 60%

    10/18/2014 3:58:08 AM PDT · by grundle · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 16, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Update: The top Democratic draft committee, Ready for Hillary, didn't come close to raising the $3.3 million announced by the Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, according to the pro-Clinton group. Ready for Hillary declared late Wednesday that it added $2 million to their war chest in the past quarter, $1.3 million less than the Carson take. The Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, which has been urging the celebrated doctor and Obamacare critic to run, on Tuesday said it has surpassed $10 million in donations. And at least one news outlet reports that he is on the “verge” of...
  • Listen to Dr. Ben Carson’s Response When Asked If He Would Accept Surgeon General Under Obama

    10/17/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 29 replies
    www.TheBlaze.com ^ | 17 October, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    When radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Dr. Ben Carson if he would accept the U.S. surgeon general nomination from President Barack Obama, the famous neurosurgeon was definitive in his response. “No, no,” Carson replied immediately. “Because if I would, if I were going to serve in that position, I would have to serve under someone that I trusted.” Hewitt pressed further: “If he said I will not interfere with the guidance you give, we need someone to rally the country around being calm and appropriately prepared, you’d really, you’d say no to the president of the United States?” “Yes, absolutely,”...
  • From the Detroit Ghetto to Respected Neurosurgeon, Story of Dr. Ben Carson

    10/17/2014 5:09:33 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 March 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    A remarkable book titled Gifted Hands tells the personal story of Benjamin Carson, a black kid from the Detroit ghetto who went on to become a renowned neurosurgeon. At one time young Ben Carson had the lowest grades in his middle school class, and was the butt of teasing by his white classmates. Worse yet, he himself believed that he was just not smart enough to do the work. Fortunately for him, his mother, whose own education went no further than the third grade, insisted that he was smart. She cut off the television set and made him and...
  • A Cruz/Carson Ticket.Would This Be The GOP's Best Chance To Win In 2016?

    10/03/2014 4:20:25 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 131 replies
    Whether it's Cruz/Carson or Carson/Cruz, the Democrat ticket will have reason to worry. An Hispanic&Black ticket is the GOP's best hope to beat Hillary, or who ever is the nominee. This ticket will have the left leaning media in a state of panic. They can't bash a minority ticket. And what will Debbie Wasserman do? Accuse Ted and Ben of wife beating? If Hillary is the nominee and she is up against Cruz/Carson, will be interesting to see how she tries to tear down the first "Black/Hispanic Ticket".
  • Carson: Anarchy could threaten 2016 vote

    09/28/2014 6:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | September 28, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson said Sunday that the 2016 presidential election might not happen due to anarchy. His remarks on “Fox News Sunday” followed an interview two days earlier on Fox News Radio, during which he speculated that there may be no election because “there may be so much anarchy going on.” “I hope that that’s not going to be the case, but certainly, there is the potential,” Carson said Sunday, prompted by host Chris Wallace. “Because you have to recognize that we have a rapidly increasing national debt, a very unstable financial foundation and you have all these...
  • Molsterman Report #7: Inside Baseball - GOP 2016

    09/27/2014 4:22:17 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-27-2014 | MOTUS
    NOTE: This is part of a continuing series of exclusive, clandestine, interviews with my mole known only as “Deep Quote” or “Molsterman,”  (who may or may not also be known as “Little Mo” to the MOTUS community) Molsterman is currently serving under deep cover at NSA. (Presented, as always, with apologies to the Ulsterman Report) Little Mo recently sat down with Molsterman (because MOTUS is away on a girlie weekend) to get his take on potential GOP candidates for President in 2016.Molsterman: Where’s your girlfriend?Little Mo: She’s not here.Molsterman: I asked you where she is.Little Mo: If you were...
  • Courage Learned in Classrooms and at Kitchen Tables Can Thwart Despair

    09/24/2014 11:06:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    We have heard much about the tragic events in Ferguson, Mo., during which a young man lost his life, a community became enraged and many differing definitions of justice emerged. All human life is precious, and we should be concerned when any life is prematurely terminated, regardless of the circumstances. If we as a society could focus the same kind of attention on the everyday murderous carnage that threatens the vitality of many of our cities, perhaps some meaningful solutions could be found. Growing up in inner-city America, I witnessed many instances of premature death, usually inflicted by other inner-city...
  • Ben Carson: “Likelihood is strong” that I’ll run for President in 2016

    09/23/2014 12:48:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “Unless,” the neurosurgeon and conservative activist adds in a caveat during his interview with Hugh Hewitt, “the American people indicate in November that they like big government intervention in every part of their lives.” What are the odds of that happening? Bernie Sanders isn’t running for re-election to the Senate, and neither is Harry Reid, who looks more likely than not to become the Minority Leader in January. So yeah, Ben Carson is running for President, QED: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Is this to be taken seriously? This interview was significant enough for Politico to pick it...
  • Ben Carson: ‘Likelihood is strong’ I am running for president

    09/23/2014 9:05:02 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 82 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 09/23/2014 | Cheryl Chumley
    Ben Carson, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and noted conservative activists, said there is a strong possibility he will run for the presidency in 2016. In fact, he put the chances as near-likely. “Unless the American people indicate in November that they like Big Government intervention in every part of their lives, I think the likelihood is strong,” he said, on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” on Monday. Mr. Carson said he will wait a few more months before deciding, but by May, he’ll know for sure. “I think the chances are reasonably good of that happening,” Mr. Carson said, Politico reported....
  • The 2016 Republican dark horses

    09/08/2014 12:58:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | September 7, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    As the 2016 White House race begins to form, more than a few dark horse GOP candidates could end up breaking away from the pack. With the Republican presidential field wide open, the campaign could be a repeat 2012, when even candidates thought to be longshots briefly stole the spotlight and spiked in the polls. “We don't even have anywhere near a front-runner and it doesn't look like one is going to break free,” said GOP strategist Ford O’Connell. “There's a potential opening for a lot of these wild-card candidates.” Republican National Committee rules have changed since then, shrinking the...
  • Chuck Todd: Americans Who Don't Pay Income Tax Fund Gov't More than Rich by Playing Lottery, Slots

    08/30/2014 8:50:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Chuck Todd, the new host of NBC's Meet The Press, suggested that Americans who do not pay income tax fund public education more than the rich by buying lottery tickets and going to casinos. While interviewing Ben Carson on CSPAN's After Words, which aired on Sunday, Todd said that Americans who don't pay federal income tax go to casinos or buy lottery tickets and are "spending more money funding our schools, whether it's Detroit or other places." Todd said that though "they are not writing a check to the federal government," poorer Americans "are contributing arguably more money to education...
  • Ben Carson on How He Will Overcome Lack of Political Experience If He Runs for President

    08/30/2014 7:03:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/30/2014 | BY SAMUEL SMITH
    Ever since Ben Carson famously criticized President Barack Obama's health care policies during a speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, many conservatives have rallied behind the retired neurosurgeon's conservative, anti-big government rhetorics and urged him to run for president in 2016. But despite passionate support among his fans, how will he overcome the fact that he has no political experience? Carson has not officially announced his candidacy and plans to wait and see how November's midterm Congressional elections pan out, but he has already won a straw poll in Iowa and his book sales have beaten that of Hillary...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Jesse Jackson Criticizes Fox News for 'White Panel' on Race During Ben Carson Debate

    08/24/2014 11:51:43 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 87 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 24 Aug 2014, 8:35 AM PDT | Pam Key
    On this weekend's broadcast of "Fox News Sunday," Rev. Jesse Jackson and Dr. Ben Carson debated the civil unrest after Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Jackson became defensive when host Chris Wallace's first question was why he had called the shooting a "state execution," answering, "We need to have a sense of justice. All we do know about Michael Brown is really he was shot unarmed six times." “It seems to me that the police act as judge, jury, and executioner, and even on the worse scenario, if [Brown] hit [Wilson] on the face, does...
  • Ben Carson Battles Jesse Jackson: Ferguson ‘Has Nothing to Do with Race’

    08/24/2014 8:15:21 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Mediaite via Fox News ^ | 8/24/2014 | Evan McMurry
    Neurosurgeon and rising GOP star Ben Carson phoned in to Fox News Sunday (due to technical difficulties) this morning and debated Reverend Jesse Jackson over whether race was the predominant factor in the shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, MO. Jackson had called Brown’s death a “state execution” and linked it to a pattern of law enforcement violence against African Americans, violence that almost always goes unpunished. Carson responded that the incarceration and violence in black communities was largely a matter of personal responsibility, not racial disparities. “If you take race out of the issue altogether...
  • Ben Carson to Al Sharpton: So, when do we debate?

    08/19/2014 9:08:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2014 | AllahPundit
    To cleanse the palate, via the Corner, a debate between a conservative who’s a world-renowned neurosurgeon and a liberal who often appears to speak English as a second language is a debate conservatives should welcome. Plus, the moment seems propitious. As usual, Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have followed the media to the scene of a new racial flashpoint, but this time it hasn’t turned out for them as they’d like. Jackson allegedly got booed when he asked a crowd in Ferguson for donations while Sharpton’s taken criticism in highly visible outlets — some of it polite, some less so...
  • Paging Doctor Carson: The rise of Ben Carson and the GOP’s fractured flock of 2016

    08/09/2014 4:01:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 8, 2014 | Myra Adams
    ’What do you think about Dr. Ben Carson as the GOP candidate for president in 2016?” Republican friends frequently ask me, to which my response is: “Did he win World War II?” In 1952, General Dwight David Eisenhower became the last president of the United States to be elected without first holding a lower elective office. Carson’s path from a very tough childhood to the head of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University is certainly impressive. (In a political field where many Ph.D’s insist on being called “doctor” and few office holders wow you with their intelligence, Carson stands out by...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Says He Wouldn't Have Brought Ebola Infected Missionaries to US

    08/07/2014 2:05:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/07/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Renowned neurosurgeon and possible 2016 presidential hopeful, Dr. Benjamin Carson criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday for bringing two Ebola infected missionaries to the U.S. for treatment, citing the highly contagious and deadly nature of the disease. "Why would we bring that into our country? Why would we expose ourselves when we already know that there are problems that can occur and have occurred," said Carson, who is a former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, in an interview with Newsmax TV. "Ebola is a terrifying disease. If you don't treat it, close...
  • The Spreading Scourge of Anti-Christian Persecution

    08/06/2014 6:53:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Intolerance that fosters pogroms abroad is taking root in U.S. communities. Sobering and unforgettable images are projected across our television and computer screens. They should elicit the most basic instincts of both fear and compassion. I'm referring to images of showing the persecution of hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions, of our fellow brothers and sisters by incomprehensible religious zealots. Their intolerance of Christianity is beyond horrible. People are beheaded for their faith. Women and young girls are sexually violated, and whole families are wantonly slaughtered in cold blood. Perhaps just as abhorrent is the profound silence of the...
  • Ben Carson Lays Groundwork for 2016 White House Bid

    08/01/2014 4:12:16 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 75 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/1/14 | Melanie Batley
    Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and popular conservative writer and campaigner, has announced the formation of a political action committee to explore a possible 2016 presidential bid, The Washington Times reported. Carson told the Times on Friday that he had selected Houston businessman, Terry Giles, to be his 2016 campaign chairman if he decides to run and that he has signed off on the set up of a PAC called One Nation that would support his bid. "Now is the time to start all of the appropriate exploration and investigation, and put down the structure that is necessary," Carson said....
  • Ben Carson Takes Major Step Toward Presidential Campaign

    08/01/2014 12:09:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | John Solomon
    Ben Carson Takes Major Step Toward Presidential Campaign Former neurosurgeon launches PAC, names national chairman By John Solomon-August 1, 2014 Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon turned conservative sensation, is taking a major step toward a 2016 presidential bid by forming a political action committee and selecting the man who would run his campaign, The Washington Times has learned. Emerging from two-days of meetings with supporters in Palm Beach, Fla., Dr. Carson told the Times on Friday morning he has selected Houston businessman Terry Giles to be his 2016 campaign chairman should he run and approved the formation of a PAC...