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  • Kevin McCarthy’s implosion signals a full-blown Republican revolution

    10/08/2015 12:48:09 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 115 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/8/15 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>McCarthy's demise comes hard on the heels of Boehner bowing out of the speakership as a sort of human sacrifice to the tea party right. And it happens as Donald Trump is in the midst of his fourth consecutive month as the Republican front-runner for the party's presidential nomination -- and with Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, two other people who have never held elected office before, running in second and third place, respectively.</p>
  • Trump in Las Vegas, NV [Live Thread]

    10/08/2015 12:05:11 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 46 replies
    Mediate ^ | October 8, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    Trump is on now, LIVE. Go to link to watch live feed.
  • Boehner to Stay On as Speaker Until Election

    10/08/2015 11:27:43 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 97 replies
    weekly standard ^ | october 8, 2015 | michael warren
    After Leader McCarthy’s announcement, members of the House Republican Conference will not vote today for a new Speaker. As I have said previously, I will serve as Speaker until the House votes to elect a new Speaker. We will announce the date for this election at a later date, and I’m confident we will elect a new Speaker in the coming weeks. Our conference will work together to ensure we have the strongest team possible as we continue to focus on the American people’s priorities.
  • Woo hoo!! Our 4th Quarter FReepathon is well underway!! [Thread VIII]

    10/08/2015 10:06:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 142 replies
    Woo hoo!! Our 4th Quarter FReepathon is well underway!! We need your continuing support to keep FR on the air. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of...
  • Kevin McCarthy Abruptly Drops Out of House Speaker Race

    10/08/2015 9:36:59 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 262 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/8/2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON — Representative Kevin McCarthy on Thursday abruptly took himself out of the race to succeed John A. Boehner as speaker, apparently undone by the same forces that drove Mr. Boehner to resign.
  • GOP's McCarthy dropping out of race for House speaker: NBCNews

    10/08/2015 9:31:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 75 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 |
  • BREAKING: French train attack hero Spencer Stone

    10/08/2015 8:09:54 AM PDT · by SweetAkitoRose · 212 replies
    CBS Evening News Twitter feed ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | CBS Evening News Twitter
    BREAKING: French train attack hero Spencer Stone was repeatedly stabbed last night, is in critical condition, Any other reports on this?
  • Drudge: “I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over for me."

    10/06/2015 11:36:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 244 replies
    google search ^ | October 6, 2015
    Circulating on the web tonight: During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even linking to news stories were being advanced. “I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me it’s over for me,” said Drudge. “They’ve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, you’re out of there. They’re going to make it so you can’t even use headlines.” “To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over, they’ve got the votes, which means time is limited,” he added, noting that a day was coming when simply operating an...
  • Data Transfer Pact between EU and USA ruled invalid - Privacy protection related headache for US biz

    10/06/2015 7:53:06 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 15 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 10/06/2015 | Mark Scott
    <p>Europe’s highest court on Tuesday struck down an international agreement that had made it easy for companies to move people’s digital data between the European Union and the United States.</p> <p>The ruling, by the European Court of Justice, could make it more difficult for global technology giants — including the likes of Amazon and Apple, Google and Facebook — to collect and mine online information from their millions of users in the 28-member European Union.</p>
  • Workers remove Ten Commandments monument from Oklahoma Capitol grounds

    10/06/2015 6:47:19 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 67 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 06, 2015 | FoxNews
    Workers began removing a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol late Monday in accordance with a court order. The Daily Oklahoman reported that the six-foot high monument would be reinstalled outside the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a conservative think tank. A contractor hired by the state began removing the monument shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time The works comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision in June that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support "any sect, church, denomination or system of religion."
  • Statement by the North Atlantic Council on incursions into Turkey’s airspace by Russian aircraft

    10/06/2015 6:27:35 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 71 replies
    NATO ^ | Last updated: 05 Oct. 2015 17:23 | NATO
    The North Atlantic Council met today to hold consultations on the potential implications of the recent dangerous military actions of the Russian Federation in and around Syria. Allies expressed their deep concern with regard to the Russian military build-up in Syria and especially the attacks by the Russian Air Force on Hama, Homs, and Idlib which led to civilian casualties and did not target Da’esh. Allies call on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians, to focus its efforts on fighting ISIL, and to promote a solution to the conflict through a political...
  • Bill Clinton White House suppressed evidence of Iran’s terrorism

    10/05/2015 5:23:40 PM PDT · by John W · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | John Solomon
    Bill Clinton’s administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing, but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews. Before Mr. Clinton left office, the intelligence pointing toward Iran’s involvement in the terror attack in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen and wounded hundreds was deemed both extensive and “credible,” memos show.
  • Poll shows Trump, Fiorina, and almost any Republican beating Hillary in IA badly

    10/05/2015 8:05:19 AM PDT · by LS · 40 replies
    NBC/Wall St. Journal ^ | 10/5/2015 | Mark Murray
    Trump 48/41, Bush 50/40, Fiorina 52/38. Poll has Hillary over Trump in NH, 48-45, losing to Bush and Fiorina. Sanders beats Trump by 5 in IA, trails Bush by 2, Fiorina by 3; and in NH he beats Trump by 10 while beating Fiorina by 2 and is tied with Bush.
  • USCG confirms: SS El Faro has sunk. 33 lives may be lost, still searching

    10/05/2015 7:16:02 AM PDT · by cll · 96 replies
    Various ^ | 10/05/15
    <p>USCG confirms SS El faro has sunk. 1 body and one damaged life boat found among large debris field. details forthcoming.</p>
  • ISIS executes 12 Christians- 2 women raped in public, beheaded—for refusing to renounce Jesus

    10/05/2015 12:57:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 165 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 10-5-2015 | Shianee Mamanglu-Regala
    Islamic State militants have brutally murdered 12 Christians, including the 12-year-old son of a Syrian ministry team leader who had planted nine churches, for refusing to renounce Jesus Christ and embrace Islam instead, the Gospel Herald reported. The horrific executions took place last Aug. 28 in an unnamed village outside Aleppo, Syria, according to Christian Aid Mission, a humanitarian group that assists indigenous Christian workers in their native countries. "In front of the team leader and relatives in the crowd, the Islamic extremists cut off the fingertips of the boy and severely beat him, telling his father they would stop...
  • Russian Air Force Strikes ISIS in Al-Raqqa and East Aleppo: Terrorists Suffer Heavy Casualties

    10/05/2015 12:00:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 114 replies
    AlMasdar ^ | 10-5-2015 | Leth Fadel
    Over the last 48 hours, the Russian Air Force has targeted the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) with relentless airstrikes above the provincial capital of the Al-Raqqa Governorate and the terrorist group’s stronghold inside the Deir Hafer Plains in the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside. On Sunday morning, the Russian Air Force struck ISIS again with a flurry of airstrikes above the Tabaqa Military Airport and the Tabaqa National Hospital, destroying another weapons depot belonging to the terrorist located inside the storage facility that is situated to the north of the military barracks. Meanwhile, to the east of the...
  • Putin Reportedly Sending 150,000 Troops To Syria To Wipe Out ISIS

    10/04/2015 5:54:15 AM PDT · by Strategy · 185 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | October 4, 2015 | By ANI
    LONDON: Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to wipe out the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to The Daily Star, he is apparently mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group's stronghold of Raqqa. Raqqa is the self-declared capital of ISIS which is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members. Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists whom he conscripted into the military earlier this week.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 October 2015

    10/04/2015 5:03:05 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 224 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 October 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 4th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; General Jack Keane, US Army, Ret.; and Ryan Crocker, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Pre-empted by NFL coverage. THIS WEEK (ABC): Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Chris Christie; Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Keith Ellison, D-Minn. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and John McCain, R-Ariz.; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • Video: Donald Trump Speech at Franklin, Tennessee Rally, Oct. 3, 2015

    10/03/2015 12:34:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 117 replies
    Shallow Nation ^ | 10-2-2015 | Shallow Nation
    The live stream video is posted above. Donald Trump’s rally is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m CT local time). Use World Clock to find the equivalent in your own time zone on Saturday, October 3 or Sunday, October 4 accordingly. The rally takes place at The Factory at Franklin in Williamson County, which is in the Nashville metro area. Doors open at 1 p.m. CT and free tickets are available via Eventbrite. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore
  • Shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.

    10/01/2015 11:07:11 AM PDT · by halo66 · 916 replies
    Not sure what the situation is...
  • Live Thread: Benjamin Netanyahu's 2015 UN Address (approx 12pm on FOX News)

    10/01/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 127 replies
    UN ^ | 10/1/15 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu is the 11th scheduled speaker, after Georgia (9th) and Lesotho (10th). Live stream at link.
  • Fiorina: 'We must be prepared’ to use force on Russia

    10/01/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 265 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/1/15 | Mark Hensch
    Amid conflicting reports about Moscow targeting U.S.-alllied groups in Syria, GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said late Wednesday that she backs military readiness against Russian forces. “I believe we must tell the Russians that we will conduct [and] we will secure a no-fly zone around anti-Assad rebel forces that we’re supporting,” she said on Fox News’s "Hannity." “Does that mean we might use force against Russian jets?” host Sean Hannity then asked. “Well, hopefully not,” Fiorina responded. "Hopefully, if we are signaling clearly to the Russians are intention, it will not come to that.” “But if it does come to...
  • Russia Accused Of Bombing U.S. Armed Rebels

    10/01/2015 7:32:36 AM PDT · by Strategy · 79 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 1, 2015
    MOSCOW -- Russian jets carried out a second day of strikes in Syria Thursday, as a senior U.S. politician and activists claimed the targets included rebels backed by the United States. "I can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army recruits that have been armed and trained by the CIA, because we have communications with people there," Republican Sen. John McCain, who is head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview with CNN, according to the Reuters news agency.
  • Jeb Bush Throws Rubio Under The Bus, Compares Him To Obama

    10/01/2015 6:33:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    RCP ^ | 10/1/15 | Tim Hains
    On MSNBC's "Morning Joe" today, former Florida governor Jeb Bush turned on his former ally and protege Marco Rubio, comparing his lack of "leadership skills" to Barack Obama, even though Rubio served as Majority Leader and Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives for nearly ten years (2002-2011). Bush only mention that he "was a member of the House of Representatives when I was governor." JEB BUSH: I think I have the leadership skills to fix things, and that is my strength, and that is what I talk about. And Marco was a member of the [Florida] House of Representatives...
  • Russia launches more Syria strikes as 'Iran and Hizbollah prepare ground operation' - live updates

    10/01/2015 6:59:30 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 76 replies ^ | 2:10PM BST 01 Oct 2015 | Raziye Akkoc, and Roland Oliphant in Moscow
    Russia launches more Syria strikes as 'Iran and Hizbollah prepare ground operation' - live updates Russian jets bomb rebel positions in Syria including rural areas near the north-western town of Jisr al-Shughour, a day after launching air strikes. Follow latest developments here Latest 14.54 Russia's defence ministry releases footage of four more air strikes in Syria. The ministry posted footage on its official YouTube page that it says shows night air strikes by Russian aviation on four Isil sites in Syrian territory. The ministry said on its YouTube page militant infrastructure in Hama as well as near Idlib was destroyed...
  • Emails: Russia-Linked Hackers Tried to Access Clinton Server

    09/30/2015 4:30:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 51 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | Bradley Klapper, Jack Gillum and Stephen Braun
    Newly released emails show Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times to pry into Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email account while she was secretary of state. It is unclear if she clicked on any attachment and exposed her account. Clinton received the infected emails, disguised as speeding tickets, over four hours early the morning of Aug. 3, 2011.
  • Live Thread - Donald Trump Rally In Keene New Hampshire

    09/30/2015 3:46:45 PM PDT · by Amntn · 109 replies
    C-Span ^ | 9/30/15
    It was supposed to start at 7:00 but started at 6:30. Watch live steam at link
  • (LIVE thread) - Sec. Kerry & Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

    09/30/2015 2:30:14 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 96 replies
    US Dept of State ^ | September 30 | Me
    Any minute, Sec of State John Kerry & Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will have a joint appearance.
  • Government Shutdown Averted as Congress Passes Spending Bill

    09/30/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 70 replies
    NYTiimes ^ | SEPT. 30, 2015 | By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    WASHINGTON — With only hours to spare on the last day of the fiscal year, Congress approved a temporary spending measure to avert a shutdown and keep the federal government operating through Dec. 11. In the House, the measure was approved only because of strong support by Democrats — a sign of just how angry rank-and-file Republicans remain over their powerlessness to force policy changes on the Obama administration. In one last display of their fury, House Republicans on Tuesday adopted another resolution to cut off government financing to Planned Parenthood. The resolution was to be sent to the Senate,...
  • "Russian Air Strikes Unleash Never Seen Before Mass Devastation in Syrian"

    09/30/2015 1:04:26 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 143 replies ^ | Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 03:16 PM | Thomson/Reuters
    Syrians living in rebel-held areas of Homs province have seen a lot of destruction in four years of war, but say the Russian air force unleashed a whole new level of devastation in air strikes on their towns on Wednesday. Jets flying at higher altitudes than the Syrian air force emitted no noise to alert the people below to raids reported to have killed at least 33 civilians, including children. "We have been exposed to a wide range of weapons over the last five years, but what happened today was absolutely the most violent and ferocious, and the most comprehensive...
  • Russian air strikes hit three Syrian provinces (Rus Orthodox Church calling it a “holy battle”)

    09/30/2015 11:24:54 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 155 replies ^ | 30 Sep 2015 16:38 | AFP
    <p>Warplanes have carried out air strikes in Hama, Homs and Latakia in what Russia's powerful Orthodox Church has termed a "holy battle".</p> <p>“Russian and Syrian airplanes carried out numerous strikes today against terrorist positions in Hama, Homs and Latakia provinces,” according to a Syrian security source.</p>
  • Pentagon's top Russia official resigns

    09/30/2015 10:59:58 AM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/2015 | Austin Wright and Philip Ewing
    The Pentagon's top official dealing with Russia has just resigned, according to Politico. Evelyn Farkas, deputy assistant secretary of defence for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, will leave at the end of October, a senior defence official told Politico. Ms Farkas's responsibilities included dealing with Russia on Syria and Ukraine.
  • Russia begins conducting airstrikes in Syria, U.S. official says

    09/30/2015 6:31:27 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 75 replies ^ | September 30 at 8:44 AM | Andrew Roth and Daniela Deane
    Russia begins conducting airstrikes in Syria, U.S. official says By Andrew Roth and Daniela Deane September 30 at 8:44 AM MOSCOW — Russian warplanes launched airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, a U.S. official said, after Russia’s parliament granted President Vladi­mir Putin authorization to use military force in the multi-layered conflict.
  • Pentagon’s top official on Russia, Ukraine resigning

    09/30/2015 5:37:39 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News
    The Pentagon official who oversees military relations with Russia and Ukraine has resigned, a senior U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News Tuesday.
  • Russians tell US to remove warplanes from Syria, senior official says

    09/30/2015 4:05:24 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 438 replies
    FOX ^ | September 30, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE: Russian officials have demanded that American warplanes exit Syrian airspace immediately, a senior U.S. official told Fox News early Wendesday. The official told Fox News that Russian diplomats sent an official demarche ordering U.S. planes out of Syria, adding that Russian fighter jets were now flying over Syrian territory. U.S. military sources told Fox News that U.S. planes would not comply with the Russian demand
  • Sen. Cruz: The Real Story of What Is Happening in Washington (Video & Transcript)

    09/29/2015 7:32:34 AM PDT · by Isara · 102 replies ^ | September 28, 2015
    Reminds leadership to keep their promises to the American people WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor highlighting the many examples of Republican leadership surrendering to President Obama’s demands, including funding Planned Parenthood and the catastrophic Iran nuclear deal. Sen. Cruz’s speech followed an attempt to permit a vote on his amendment to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and the Iranian nuclear deal. His colleagues refused to allow him the courtesy of a roll-call vote on his motion, which would have allowed for consideration of his amendment.  The text of...
  • TRUMP INTERVIEW TONIGHT 7pm on CNN. (9-28-2015)

    09/28/2015 3:26:09 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 177 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 28, 2015 | true believer forever
    7 pm Eastern Donald Trump on OutFrontCNN with ErinBurnett tonight at 7 pm re: tax reductions and various other topics.
  • Trump Plan Is Tax Cut for the Rich, Even Hedge Fund Managers

    09/28/2015 1:11:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 140 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/28/2015 | Josh Barro
    Donald Trump’s tax plan, released Monday, does not live up to the populist language he has offered on taxes all summer. When talking about taxes in this campaign, Donald Trump has often sounded like a different kind of Republican. He says he will take on “the hedge fund guys” and their carried interest loophole. He thinks it’s “outrageous” how little tax some multimillionaires pay. But his plan calls for major tax cuts not just for the middle class but also for the richest Americans — even the dreaded hedge fund managers. And despite his campaign’s assurances that the plan is...
  • Morning Consult Poll: Trump 30, Carson 15, Jeb 10

    09/28/2015 11:51:21 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 105 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 9/28/15 | Morning Consult
    While real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican field, several rivals are beginning to find footholds, the new poll shows. Trump leads with 30 percent of the vote, ahead of 15 percent for retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and 10 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
  • Norquist Blesses Trump's Tax Plan, Brings 'Jobs, Jobs, Jobs'

    09/28/2015 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 60 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's newly released tax plan was given a blessing Monday by the nation's biggest anti-tax advocate, Grover Norquist, who said it would produce "jobs, jobs, jobs." As Trump revealed his plan at a press conference, Norquist's influential Americans for Tax Reform released its review that Trump's plan is "consistent" with the advocacy group's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge." ATR said that the Trump plan overall budget neutral, and reforms some of the current tax code. On Twitter, Norquist wrote: "The @realDonaldTrump tax plan cuts business tax from 35% to 15%. This makes us competitive worldwide. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs."
  • Video: Donald Trump Unveils Tax Plan at Trump Tower

    09/28/2015 9:53:07 AM PDT · by JoeSeales · 44 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 9-28-15 | Donald Trump
    September 28, 2015: At Trump Tower in New York City, GOP Presidential candidate and current front-runner Donald J. Trump unveiled his tax policy plan at a news conference.
  • Trump Plan Cuts Taxes for Millions

    09/28/2015 8:18:50 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 277 replies ^ | Sept. 28, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans to unveil an ambitious tax plan Monday that he says would eliminate income taxes for millions of households, lower the tax rate on all businesses to 15% and change tax treatment of companies’ overseas earnings. Under the Trump plan, no federal income tax would be levied against individuals earning less than $25,000 and married couples earning less than $50,000. The Trump campaign estimates that would reduce taxes to zero for 31 million households that currently pay at least some income tax. The highest individual income-tax rate would be 25%, compared with the current 39.6%...
  • Trump press conference to release tax plan - live stream

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  • Donald Trump just got the endorsement of billionaire Wall Streeter Carl Icahn

    09/28/2015 6:23:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies ^ | Julia La Roche
    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn told Bloomberg News that he's endorsing Donald Trump because he's the sort of leader the US needs at this time. "I disagree on certain points I don’t want to get into, I’m sure those can be worked out, but the basic thing is, you need somebody that can get things going in Congress, and I think he can do it. You need somebody that understands business, and I think he understands it," Icahn told Bloomberg. Shortly after Trump launched his campaign, the candidate appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." On the show, the billionaire real-estate magnate said...
  • Tom McClintock Resigns from House Freedom Caucus

    09/28/2015 5:05:58 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 115 replies
    Rep. McClintock ^ | 9/16/15 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    September 16, 2015 Congressman Jim Jordan Chairman, House Freedom Caucus 1524 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 HAND DELIVERED Dear Jim: When the House Freedom Caucus formed in January, I fervently hoped that it would provide responsible and effective leadership to advance conservative principles in the House of Representatives. I know that every member of the HFC sincerely supports these principles, but as I have expressed on many occasions during our meetings, I believe the tactics the HFC has employed have repeatedly undermined the House’s ability to advance them. Allow me to review a few examples. On February 27th,...
  • Ben Carson ties Donald Trump in race for GOP 2016 nomination: poll (NBC/WSJ)

    09/27/2015 11:13:22 AM PDT · by VinL · 179 replies
    The Daily News ^ | 9/27/2015 | Staff
    Ben Carson has surged into a statistical dead heat with Donald Trump in the race for the 2016 GOP nomination, a new poll shows. According to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday, Trump still leads the race, with the support of 21% of Republican primary voters across the U.S., but Carson follows with 20% — well within the poll’s 6-percentage-point margin of error. Just weeks ago, Trump was still the clear front-runner but Carson has been steadily gaining on him since Trump’s average performance in the second Republican debate earlier this month. And just one month ago, in the...
  • Poll: 72% of GOP Voters Dissatisfied With Boehner, McConnell

    09/27/2015 10:38:02 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    NBCNews ^ | September 27, 2015 | MARK MURRAY
    Poll: 72% of GOP Voters Dissatisfied With Boehner, McConnell by MARK MURRAY On the same day that House Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation, a whopping 72 percent of Republican primary voters said they were dissatisfied with his and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's ability to achieve GOP goals, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. That includes 44 percent of GOP primary voters who said they were "very" dissatisfied with Boehner and McConnell, and 36 percent who want them immediately removed from their leadership positions.
  • Catalonia votes in key regional elections

    09/27/2015 10:13:41 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/27/15 | BBC
    Catalonia is voting in regional elections that nationalist parties hope will set them on the road to independence from Spain. Two separatist parties have joined forces, and are aiming to secure a majority of seats in parliament - 68 out of 135. They say this would allow them to unilaterally declare independence within 18 months. The central government in Madrid has pledged to block such moves in court. Polls suggest a majority of Catalans favour a referendum on independence but are evenly divided over whether they want to secede.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 September 2015

    09/27/2015 5:32:03 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 195 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 27 September 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sept 27th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush; Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton; Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. FACE THE NATION (CBS): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Republican presidential candidate John Kasich. THIS WEEK (ABC): Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson; U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power; Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Carson; Democratic...
  • Exclusive — Kevin McCarthy Not a Shoo-In to Replace Boehner as Speaker of the House

    09/26/2015 12:48:42 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 87 replies ^ | 26 September 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    There is going to be a race for Speaker of the House, Breitbart News has learned, and current House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will not be a shoo-in to replace outgoing Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). While McCarthy is still the odds-on favorite to win, he is likely to face a serious and credible challenge from a conservative who can beat him, Breitbart News has learned. If McCarthy is going to end up with the speakership after this long and protracted battle, he is going to need to make serious concessions to the conservative side of the House...