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  • Poll: Republicans embracing libertarian priorities

    09/11/2013 1:56:48 PM PDT · by wmfights · 198 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/11/13 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Two-thirds of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said they want their member of Congress to “keep their promises and stick to principles” as opposed to “compromise in a bipartisan way to get things done.” “From Obamacare on down, sticking to principle is where the Republican base is today,” said David Kirby, vice president of opinion research at FreedomWorks. “It’s an example of how off the Republican establishment is from their base.” Social issues have become less salient to GOP voters: 41 percent said gay marriage is not one of their top 10 issues. Asked about abortion, about one-third said it is...
  • Sheldon Adelson: I Stand With President Obama on Bombing Syria (Gingrich/GOP Donor)

    09/05/2013 12:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Sep. 4, 2013 | Andy Kroll
    The debate over whether to bomb Syrian military facilities and weapons installations is creating some strange bedfellows. Among them: President Obama and Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. On Tuesday, the Republican Jewish Coalition, which counts Adelson as a donor and a board member, told its members to urge Congress to authorize a strike in Syria. A spokesman for Adelson, a top backer of pro-Israel causes, told Bloomberg News that the gambling mogul supported the coalition's position—and thus Obama's—on Syria. Obama and Adelson are far from ideological allies. Adelson reportedly spent upwards of $150 million, in disclosed and dark money,...
  • Gingrich urges U.S. Republicans to move beyond Obama opposition

    08/15/2013 3:28:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:02pm EDT | Scott Malone
    Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich told a meeting of the Republican National Committee that his party needs to move beyond its image of steadfast opposition to President Barack Obama and convince voters its goal is to improve the country. “We have to get beyond being anti-Obama and we have to convince people you can have hope in America,” Gingrich said on Wednesday. “What we have to do, in a sense, is be a party of optimism and a party of hope and show actual cases of how it can work.” Speaking at a Boston hotel adjacent to where Republican...
  • Jeb Bush Calls Gap Between Rich and Poor 'Un-American' (An idiot for the next GOP nominee?)

    03/05/2013 3:58:20 PM PST · by bestintxas · 99 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/5/13 | Greg McDonald
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Tuesday described the growing economic chasm between rich and poor as "un-American" and called it the biggest "structural" problem facing the nation on Tuesday. "Going forward, we have to deal with our longer structural problems. The biggest one, as far as I'm concerned, is that we're no longer socially mobile as a country," Bush said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "You have people that are born poor and there's a higher and higher probability that they're going to stay poor. And you have people that are born rich and there's a greater probability that they'll...
  • Chris Wallace Skewers NRA’s Wayne LaPierre On Gun Violence: ‘That’s Ridiculous And You Know It, Sir’

    02/03/2013 11:22:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 76 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 3 February, 2013 | Meenal Vamburkar
    On Fox News Sunday, following the segment featuring Mark Kelly, Chris Wallace interviewed National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre about various issues surrounding gun control — ranging from background checks to mental health concerns to armed security at schools. Pressing LaPierre on his arguments, Wallace challenged him on some of his opposition to gun control. Wallace began with background checks, citing the 1.7 million people who’ve been denied because of the checks — but LaPierre argued that most of those people weren’t prosecuted, and we can’t say they “were stopped from getting a gun at all.” He further argued against...
  • Gingrich: Conservatives Will Have to Accept Marriage 'Equality'

    12/20/2012 3:05:19 PM PST · by Kazan · 322 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/20/2012 | Stephen Feller
    <p>Newt Gingrich said that conservatives will have to accept marriage equality after three more states this year voted to allow same sex marriage and more will likely do the same in the 2014 election.</p> <p>The former Speaker of the House said he didn’t expect gay rights to become the “wave” issue it has, but that he can accept the difference between a marriage in a church and a legal document, reported Huffington Post.</p>
  • Gingrich daughter: Campaign to 'reassess' standing

    04/24/2012 9:51:08 AM PDT · by tatown · 130 replies
    AP ^ | 4/24/2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Newt Gingrich's daughter says the former House speaker will "reassess" his campaign after the votes are tallied in Delaware, potentially setting the stage for his exit from the Republican presidential race. Jackie Gingrich Cushman said Tuesday that her father's campaign has slimmed down but is still winning over voters who aren't yet sold on Mitt Romney, who has effectively clinched the GOP presidential nomination. Despite trailing Romney in convention delegates and fundraising, Gingrich has vowed to campaign until the party's late-summer convention in Florida. Gingrich is carrying more than $4.3 million in debt and has been spending...
  • Gingrich Suggests There’s a ‘Right Way’ to Legalize Gay Marriage [Right Way To Legalize Incest Too?]

    02/24/2012 3:06:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 168 replies · 1+ views
    Wall St. J ^ | February 25, 2012 | Danny Yadron and Brody Mullins
    FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Gingrich Suggests There’s a ‘Right Way’ to Legalize Gay Marriage By Danny Yadron OLYMPIA, Wash.–In a break with Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich declined to outright attack a new law that allows gay marriage in this state, suggesting he is OK with states legalizing gay marriage through popular vote. Asked at the state Capitol what he thought of states passing laws that allow gay marriage, the former House speaker responded, “I think at least they’re doing it the right way, which is going through voters, giving them a chance to vote and not having a handful of judges...
  • Gingrich: I could lose Georgia

    02/16/2012 7:28:45 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | February 16, 2012 | Sarah Huisenga
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Wrapping up a four-day fundraising swing through California, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich shifted his focus to the state he once represented in Congress but said he's unsure he can win the Georgia primary. "Look, given this kind of a year, who knows?" Gingrich told reporters outside of a Beverly Hills restaurant when asked if he could lose his home state in the "Super Tuesday" sweepstakes on March 6. "Romney could lose Michigan. Santorum could lose Pennsylvania. Who knows what's going to happen?" The former House speaker and 10-term congressman from Georgia was dealt a setback...
  • U.S. Military Says Iran Helping Iraq (Ya Think)

    04/11/2007 5:47:56 AM PDT · by radar101 · 15 replies · 343+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 11 April 2007 | Not Identified
    In this image released by the US Army on Wednesday April 11, Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of Multi-National Corps Iraq, left, talks about security conditions in Dora neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq, as Ryan Crocker, United States ambassador to Iraq, and Brig. Gen. Gazwan Sharif Abed al Hamid, commander of the 6th Brigade, 2nd Iraqi National Police Division, look on Thursday, April 5, 2007. BAGHDAD - Iran has been training Iraqi fighters in the assembly of deadly roadside bombs known as EFPs, the U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday. EFPs, or explosively formed penetrators, hurl a molten, fist-sized lump of...
  • Home prices in deep freeze (Sharp slowing and declines in home prices)

    08/15/2006 7:57:12 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 59 replies · 1,802+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 8-15-06 | Les Christie
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- After several years of turbo-powered growth, home prices have gone into a stall, according to the latest prices released Tuesday. Nationally, the median home price rose just 3.7 percent to $227,500 from last year's second quarter to this year's, according to the National Association of Realtors. Where the growth still is Growth in the median home price in the second quarter. Click for more stats on each city. Baton Rouge, LA: 27.3% Ocala, Fla.: 25.3% Virginia Beach, VA: 23.6% Gainesville, Fla.: 19.7% Portland, Ore.: 19.1% Losing ground Danville, Ill.: - 11.2% Detroit, Mich.: - 8% Rockford,...