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  • Ted Cruz could actually be the Republican nominee for president

    11/24/2015 1:55:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | November 24, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    Momentum in primary campaigns is a mysterious thing: impossible to manufacture, easily squandered, and often misidentified. But there’s little doubt that at the moment, with two months before the Iowa caucuses — a period that will fly right by, I promise you — Ted Cruz has it. In that critical first contest, Cruz has leaped toward the front in two new polls: he’s essentially tied with Donald Trump in the latest Quinnipiac poll (Trump has 25 percent, Cruz has 23), and in a CBS poll released yesterday he’s in second place. If voters are ending their fascination with Ben Carson,...
  • How Obama's Response to ISIS Is Boosting Trump and Cruz

    11/24/2015 1:29:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times
    President Obama’s low-key response to the recent ISIS attacks in Paris has turned off many Americans, even as the bombastic, tough-guy talk of Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is resonating with Republican voters, according to new polling data. Obama, who drew sharp criticism from Republicans and some Democrats for his response to the deadly Nov. 13 terrorist attacks, met on Tuesday in Washington with French President Francois Hollande, who is seeking to bolster international cooperation and intensified attacks against ISIS forces. Obama said that the United States stands united in “total solidarity with France,” but he did not...
  • Ted Cruz becomes GOP frontrunner in Iowa despite never leading polls

    11/24/2015 1:22:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | November 24, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    Without ever leading in a single poll, Ted Cruz has become the frontrunner in Iowa. The Texas senator and conservative firebrand has closed the gap on real-estate mogul Donald Trump and is now trailing Trump by only a margin of 25% to 23% in the Hawkeye State, according to a poll released on Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. But, more than that, Cruz has been notching up key endorsements in Iowa and positioning himself to win the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses on 1 February. The poll comes in the aftermath of Cruz’s successful appearance at the Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines...
  • Sanders is top contender in Time's Person of the Year poll

    11/24/2015 12:35:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) currently leads online polling for Time magazine's 2015 Person of the Year, with less than two weeks to go before voting ends. The Democratic presidential candidate, a self-described democratic socialist, leads among the magazine's readers with 11.2 percent of the overall vote in the survey...
  • Mayor Mike Rawlings admits he’s more afraid of white terrorists than Syrian refugees (Dallas)

    11/24/2015 12:08:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Grio ^ | November 24, 2015 | Blue Telusma
    While some public officials would have you think Syrian refugees are a national threat, the mayor of Dallas couldn’t disagree more. Saturday, Mayor Mike Rawlings told MSNBC that the United States should welcome refugees and also admitted there are bigger homegrown threats to be worried about. “I am more fearful of large gatherings of white men that come into schools, theaters and shoot people up, but we don’t isolate young white men on this issue,” Rawlings said responding to questions about the threat of terrorists sneaking into the country through refugee programs....
  • Young 'to be poorer than parents at every stage of life'

    11/24/2015 11:31:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | November 19, 2015
    Young people are on track to be poorer than their parents at every stage of their lives, according to a new report. The study, by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), added that households actually grew richer during the financial crisis. But it said that the reason for the growth between 2006-12 was the increase in pension values over the period. And the slow rate of growth in overall wealth suggested that young people would lag behind earlier generations....
  • Good news for Cruz: He's just TWO points behind Trump in Iowa-& he's nearly as well liked as Carson

    11/24/2015 10:49:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2015 | J. Taylor Rushing, US Reporter
    IOWA: TRUMP 25 / CRUZ 22 / CARSON 18 / RUBIO 13 / PAUL 5 / BUSH 4 Texas senator and tea party favorite is in virtual tie for top spot in Iowa with longtime front-runner Donald TrumpCruz's support has more than doubled over the past month Separate poll shows Cruz tied with Trump and closing on Carson when it comes to favorability among GOP primary voters Surging Sen. Ted Cruz has surged himself into a virtual tie for the top spot in Iowa in the 2016 Republican presidential race, as the Texas lawmaker finds himself just two points behind...
  • Can GOP Party Bosses Rig the Rules to Keep Trump from Winning? You Bet!

    11/24/2015 9:55:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Alternet | September 14, 2015 | Steven Rosenfeld
    Link only: http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/can-gop-party-bosses-rig-rules-keep-trump-winning-you-bet
  • Is Your Kid a Weirdo?

    11/24/2015 8:29:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | November 21, 2015 | Robert S. McCain
    America is in the grip of a crisis, namely a shortage of normal people. Evidence indicates that the population of kooks and freaks is rapidly increasing, and there are simply not enough sane people to keep the weirdos under control. Especially among the under-30 demographic, the United States is struggling to cope with the proliferation of dangerous perverts, drug addicts, psychotics and Ivy League liberal arts majors: A student at Columbia University is urging the school to inject more diversity into its required courses, claiming she suffered severe emotional trauma from reading too many books by and about white people....
  • Iowa poll: Cruz, not Carson, now Trump's chief rival

    11/24/2015 7:47:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 24, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)—Ted Cruz has replaced Ben Carson as Donald Trump's chief GOP presidential primary rival in Iowa. A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows that Trump is the Republican presidential front-runner in the early voting state, with 25% support among GOP voters likely to participate in Iowa's February 1 caucuses. But Cruz, the Texas senator, has moved into second place with 23% support -- double the backing he had just four weeks ago. Carson has fallen to third at 18% support, down 10 percentage points from his first-place perch a month ago when he led Trump, 28% to 20%. Florida...
  • Presidential Horse Race 2016: Ted Cruz, the electable conservative

    11/23/2015 10:13:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    Are you feeling upset? Turn to most news outlets these days and you hear a lot about Republicans being “angry.” Democrats are always portrayed as concerned and caring, but Republicans and conservatives are just mad – at least Ted Cruz busaccording to the media. Those feelings are played out in a new poll, too. Nick Gass of Politico reports, “Republicans are nearly three times as angry at the government as their Democratic counterparts, according to the results of the latest Pew Research Center study out Monday… “The divide between Republicans and Democrats is even deeper among those who said they...
  • Graham & McCain talk about the ‘opportunism’ of Ted Cruz and the need to fight the Islamic State

    11/23/2015 8:55:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 23, 2015 | David Weigel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the campaign trail this weekend, making seven stops in New Hampshire with his colleague and preferred presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). After the third stop, at an American Legion hall in Hudson, N.H., the two hawkish Republicans sat down for a joint interview about the refugee crisis, the need to send troops to fight the Islamic State, whether the secretary of state should resign, and what the world would look like had voters made McCain president seven years ago. WP: You both mentioned that there are senators who are late-comers to this issue,...
  • Tough-talking Ted Cruz flies into 2nd place in Iowa polls, largely at Ben Carson's expense

    11/23/2015 8:01:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | November 23, 2015
    With a world on edge after the coordinated terror attacks in Paris, and as criticism grows louder of the Obama administration’s handling of adversaries such as Iran and Syria, tough talk and defiance have become strong currencies in the presidential race. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s mild-mannered, soft-spoken demeanor – which helped endear him to many voters in the first place – now appears to be working against him, while Sen. Ted Cruz’s tell-it-like-it-is, in-your-face style is now raising his stock. In the crucial state of Iowa, which holds closely-watched caucuses, the event in Paris on Nov. 13 changed many conservatives’...
  • Ted Cruz, on the attack

    11/23/2015 7:08:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 23, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    West Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)—For months, Ted Cruz wore a cloak in the Republican race, organizing pastors on the ground here and raising serious cash, but somehow avoiding detection or tangling with other candidates. That's over. The Texas firebrand is now squarely in the crosshairs, dealing daily with attacks from Republicans and Democrats in a way that he shied from for much of the race. And he's punching back....
  • More than 30 ‘White Student Union’ pages created on Facebook in last week

    11/23/2015 6:53:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The College Fix ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jason Weaver, University of Michigan
    More than 30 “White Student Union” pages have recently sprung up over the last several days on Facebook, pages that affiliate themselves with various universities around the nation. The creation of an “Illini White Student Union” Facebook page that surfaced Nov. 18 in response to a “Black Student Solidarity Rally” at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gained national attention, but apparently it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Over the last week, at least 33 other “White Student Union” pages have appeared on Facebook, according to research conducted Sunday by The College Fix. Notably, “White Student Union” Facebook pages...
  • This is why we must fear Trump: He makes the insane Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio look sensible

    11/23/2015 6:05:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | November 23, 2015 | Amanda Marcotte
    Trump's racism is bad for Republicans now, but the eventual wild-eyed nominee will only look moderate in comparison.Since the Donald Trump campaign kicked off with demagoguery about Mexican immigration, political watchers have been on quiet but alert fascism watch, carefully monitoring Trump to see if he steps over the line. You can feel in your bones that Trump and his supporters long for to give into the sweet oblivion of balls-out racism, rather than dealing with the tedious process of carefully measuring the lines so you can toe them without stepping so far over that liberal journalists are freed up...
  • Dear Media, Stop Freaking Out About Donald Trump’s Polls

    11/23/2015 5:47:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | November 23, 2015 | Nate Silver
    Lately, pundits and punters seem bullish on Donald Trump, whose chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination recently inched above 20 percent for the first time at the betting market Betfair. Perhaps the conventional wisdom assumes that the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris will play into Trump’s hands, or that Republicans really might be in disarray. If so, I can see where the case for Trump is coming from, although I’d still say a 20 percent chance is substantially too high. Quite often, however, the Trump’s-really-got-a-chance! case is rooted almost entirely in polls. If nothing Trump has said...
  • Donors line up behind Kasich Super PAC planning Trump attack

    11/23/2015 5:33:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22, 2015 | Emily Flitter
    Nearly a dozen big Republican donors backing different presidential candidates are coming together to help fund an advertising campaign attacking front-runner Donald Trump, who faced sharp criticism from rivals this week for his inflammatory comments about Muslims. Matt David, spokesman for the group planning the attack, a Super PAC called New Day for America, which is supporting Ohio Governor John Kasich's presidential bid, said 10 new donors had pledged money in the two days since Politico reported Thursday evening the group's plans to attack Trump in New Hampshire....
  • Rubio battles Cruz for Iowa edge

    11/23/2015 5:04:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 23, 2015 | Eli Stokols
    More and more Republicans view the rivalry between the two senators as one that could determine the outcome of the Feb. 1 caucuses. DES MOINES — Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz weren't the only candidates in Iowa this weekend, but they might as well have been. Beginning with their Friday night appearances here at the Family Leader Forum -- an audition of sorts before the influential Christian conservative group and its leader, Bob Vander Plaats -- the outline of their looming showdown began to take shape. And Iowa Republicans, including the 2,000 people in attendance at the event, began taking...
  • Can Ben Carson Win Iowa Just By Being A Nice Guy?

    11/22/2015 6:00:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 21, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    After several tough weeks on the campaign trail, Carson faces a ballroom full of voters in Des Moines who are looking for a reason to stick with him. “They want so badly to think he would be a great president.” DES MOINES, Iowa — About halfway through Friday night’s Presidential Family Forum — a Republican candidate roundtable that featured seven 2016 contenders — the moderator lobbed a softball question toward Ben Carson. “Is President Obama an armchair quarterback?” Frank Luntz asked, referring to what conservatives widely view as the administration’s overly passive foreign policy. “Are you asking me?” a momentarily...
  • Free Republic Straw Poll (November edition)

    11/22/2015 4:54:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 150 replies
    FreeRepublic | November 22, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Ben Carson not equipped to be president

    11/22/2015 3:47:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Philadeplphia Inquirer ^ | November 22, 2015 | Staff
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh made a rare television appearance Sunday morning, joining "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace to discuss ISIS and the Syrian refugee crisis. After criticizing President Obama for seeming more angry at Republicans than the terrorists who attacked Paris, Limbaugh moved on to comment about the Republican presidential nominees, offering a glowing review of Donald Trump. “Donald Trump is, I think, doing a great service,” Limbaugh said. “He is showing that you do not have to fear attacks from media. He's showing you do not have to fear being politically correct or violating political correctness.”(continued)
  • I went to church with Ted Cruz. He is building an army of young Christian voters in Iowa

    11/22/2015 3:29:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2015 | Robert Leonard
    These Iowa voters buy into Fox News war on Christmas, and love Ted Cruz's patriotic, end-times rhetoric. Look out.One of the more endearing customs of many of our small town Iowa churches on Sunday morning is story time. The pastor welcomes elementary and pre-school aged kids up front, where he or she sits with the children, and shares a parable. Often the pastor sits down on the steps leading up to the altar, and the children will sit, cross legged at the pastor’s feet. Always the pastor picks a good story, something about the importance of friendship, kindness, sharing, telling...
  • A ranking of GOP presidential candidates who can still make a case

    11/22/2015 2:50:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 22, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    For all of the candidates, all of the debates and all of the unpredictability, the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 has taken a clear shape over the past month or so. There is a four-candidate top tier that has separated itself from the rest of the pack. There is then a trio of “if/then” candidates who would need a major mistake or collapse from one of the top four to have a realistic chance at winning. Everyone else running has a puncher’s chance — at best — at being relevant in the nomination fight. Below are my...
  • Trump takes heat for tweet about black murder rates

    11/22/2015 2:15:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    Donald Trump is taking heat on social media for a Sunday afternoon tweet of statistics purporting to show that the vast majority of murdered black people in the U.S. are killed by other black people. The tweet was apparently Trump’s response to a Twitter thread about support from white supremacists for the GOP front-runner. It also comes the day after a Black Lives Matter protester said he was physically and verbally assaulted at a Trump rally. The image Trump posted includes a list of “USA Crime Statistics ~ 2015.” The two that are highlighted are “Blacks Killed by Police ~~...
  • Ted Cruz cruises past Ben Carson in Iowa - and The Donald is back on top

    11/22/2015 1:25:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2015 | Nikki Schwab, US Political Reporter
    Donald Trump now has a commanding lead in Iowa by nine points Ben Carson, who was in first place in the state in several polls last month, has dropped to third in the new CBS/YouGov poll Cruz gets higher marks on presidential readiness than the other top Republicans in the state Ben Carson is losing ground and Ted Cruz is moving up the ranks to the No. 2 spot, in a new poll out today that shows the preferences of Iowa voters. In the new CBS/YouGov poll, Cruz has pushed past Carson to take 21 percent of the vote, to...
  • Muslim Americans: Current political climate worse than after 9/11

    11/22/2015 2:03:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | November 21, 2015 | Gregory Krieg
    It was never this bad, not even after 9/11. That's what many Muslims and Arab-Americans are saying about the tenor of comments made by presidential candidates on down to local officials about how to treat members of their community in the wake of ISIS' rampage in Paris last Friday. Over the past week, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he would consider compelling Muslims to register in "databases" and that some mosques might be shut; fellow Republican candidate Ben Carson compared some Syrian refugees to "rabid dogs," and Democrat David Bowers, mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, evoked the internment of Japanese...
  • George W. Bush Needs to Speak to His Party

    11/21/2015 11:57:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Slate ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    Six days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, then-President George W. Bush gave brief remarks at the Islamic Center of Washington, just a short drive from the White House. “These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith,” Bush said. “The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.”(continued)
  • Musicians at Latin Grammys tell viewers: ‘Don’t vote for racists'

    11/21/2015 11:39:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | November 20, 2015 | Ned Resnikoff
    Performers Maná and Los Tigres del Norte end musical numbers with a political message.Two big-name musical acts urged audience members at this year’s Latin Grammys to vote against “racist” politicians, in an apparent shot across the bow at Donald Trump and other presidential candidates who have made disparaging remarks about Hispanic immigrants. The band Los Tigres del Norte finished a performance during the awards show, which aired Thursday night, by displaying a banner with the words, “Latinos unidos, no voten por los racistas,” which translates to “Latinos united, don’t vote for racists.” The band Maná, which took home the award...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ Activist Calls for Trump’s Assassination… IMMEDIATELY Pays the Price

    11/21/2015 11:22:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Top Right News | November 19, 2015 | Brooke Bosca
    Link only: http://toprightnews.com/black-lives-matter-woman-calls-for-donald-trumps-assassination-immediately-pays-the-price/
  • N.H. primary poll puts non-candidate Romney first

    11/21/2015 10:28:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 21, 2015 | James Pindell
    For Republicans fearful of Donald Trump becoming their party’s presidential nominee, a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters offers a three-word solution: Willard Mitt Romney. If the former Massachusetts governor were added to the mix of the 14 other Republican candidates running in the Feb. 9 first-in-the-nation presidential primary, New Hampshire voters would, if the election were held now, give him a 2-to-1 win over Trump, the leader of the field. Romney, who said as recently as last week that he is not interested in running, did not file for the New Hampshire primary...
  • Iowa Conservatives Abandoning Carson for Cruz

    11/21/2015 9:55:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 21, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    The Paris attacks and several recent foreign-policy fumbles are leading conservatives in Iowa to abandon Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson for rival Ted Cruz. "He’s a great guy, he’s fun to listen to, but I didn’t hear anything substantive," Alan Hilgerson, a physician in Des Moines, told Politico. He said that national security was an "extremely high" priority for him as he pores over the candidates. "I don’t know that I’d want him as my president," Hilgerson said. Marilu Erdahl said that she was leaning more toward Cruz because of his strong positions on national security. "He has experience, he’s...
  • Jeb Bush adviser just comes out and says it: Donald Trump looks like a fascist

    11/21/2015 9:32:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2015 | Sophia Tesfaye
    #TeamJeb won't let The Donald walk this one back Jeb Bush is not joining his fellow Republican, Donald Trump, in arms in the age-old tradition of conservative combat against biased media reporting, and instead, Jeb and his campaign team are piling on The Donald’s latest absurd suggestion that there should be a database to track and monitor Muslims in the U.S. A bit of a mini-media controversy erupted Thursday afternoon when headlines blasted news of Trump suggesting the mandatory registration of Muslim Americans: “Trump won’t rule out database, special ID for Muslims in US.” But, Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum quickly...
  • Sanders: 'To hell with the fossil fuel industry’

    11/21/2015 8:32:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates...
  • Holocaust documents trove unearthed in Budapest apartment

    11/21/2015 6:24:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | November 21, 2015
    A vast and historically valuable trove of Holocaust-era documents, long thought destroyed during the second world war, has been found hidden in a wall cavity by a couple renovating their Budapest apartment. The haul of 6,300 documents are from a 1944 census that was a precursor to the intended liquidation of the Hungarian capital’s 200,000 Jews in Nazi death camps. Brigitte Berdefy, co-owner of the apartment overlooking Hungary’s parliament, said in August a worker detected paper after jamming a screwdriver through a crack in the wall....
  • Anonymous says ISIS planning attacks in US, Paris, elsewhere Sunday: report

    11/21/2015 5:59:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Someone claiming to be the hacker collective Anonymous says the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is planning to launch attacks in the U.S., Paris, Indonesia, Italy and Lebanon on Sunday, according to a report. OpParisIntel, the name of Anonymous’ mission against ISIS, released a statement Saturday saying it had uncovered information regarding new terror plots “on Paris and the world” scheduled for Nov. 22, according to the International Business Times....
  • U.S. and Chinese troops connect in first-ever exchange at JBLM (Washington State)

    11/21/2015 5:01:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | November 20, 2015 | Adam Ashton
    80 soldiers from China’s People’s Liberation Army are visiting Joint Base Lewis-McChord It’s the first time Chinese troops have been invited to train in the continental United States Troops are all smiles, but mindful of revealing too much
  • ‘They’re just like our kids': Obama tries to put human face on refugee crisis

    11/21/2015 4:23:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    PBS ^ | November 21, 2015 | Josh Lederman, The Associated Press
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Brushing off refugee worries at home, President Barack Obama crouched alongside migrant children on Saturday and declared they are the opposite of terrorists wreaking havoc from Paris to Mali. Working to put a human face on the refugee crisis, he said, “They’re just like our kids.” The refugees Obama encountered at a school for poor children in Malaysia were not from Syria, and unlike the flood of Syrians meeting steep resistance in the U.S., these migrants had already been cleared to resettle in America. Still, Obama said their faces could have been those of kids from...
  • Bernie Sanders launches petition drive to preserve Syrian refugee program

    11/21/2015 12:34:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 20, 2015 | John Wagner
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — As Republican presidential candidates continued to sound the alarm Friday about Syrian immigrants, Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders took a step in the opposite direction, launching a petition drive to preserve the program that facilities their arrival in the United States. “In this moment, it is particularly important that we not allow ourselves to be divided by the anti-immigrant hysteria that Republican presidential candidates are ginning up,” Sanders, who was arriving here for a three-day campaign swing, said in an e-mail to supporters. “When hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything and have nothing left but the...
  • Cruz catches Carson (Tied for second place) [Trump 28%, Cruz 18%, Carson 18%]

    11/21/2015 10:08:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | November 20, 2015 | Dan Spencer
    A new national NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll finds that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has moved up 8% as Ben Carson dropped 8% leaving them tied for second place at 18%. Donald Trump, who was tied for the lead with Carson at 26% in the last NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll, is now in the lead at 28%. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% also moved up 2%, to 11%, and remains in fourth place. The rest of the Republican candidates remain at 4% or less. The two point moves by Trump and Rubio fall within the poll’s 2.9% margin of error. Other...
  • Schulte Resigns from Iowa GOP SCC to Endorse Ted Cruz

    11/20/2015 8:34:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | November 20, 2015
    Cruz for President today announced that longtime Iowa political activist, and well-respected Republican leader, Loras Schulte, has formally resigned from the Iowa GOP State Central Committee to publicly endorse and support Ted Cruz for President. “I’ve been actively involved in Republican politics for more than thirty years, serving in nearly every capacity one can be involved in; from local committee-man to County Chairman, to serving on the State Central Committee,” Schulte said. He also served as the State Director for Pat Buchanan’s Presidential Campaign in 1996 and for Gary Bauer in 2000. Leading up to this current election cycle, each...
  • New DNC ad: Why can’t these Republicans be respectful of radical Islam, like George Bush was?

    11/20/2015 4:50:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Via Alex Griswold, who cites a new Rasmussen poll showing that 56 percent of Democrats — Democrats — think we’re at war with “radical Islamic terrorism.” I’ve played this three times and still can’t believe I’m watching an ad from the Democratic Party pointing at George W. Bush as a role model on how to think about terrorism. The punchline is, Bush himself mentioned “radical Islam” in his presidential rhetoric; he even used it in the State of the Union, for cripes sake. He used the adjective “radical” because he wanted to suggest a distinction between “real” Islam and the...
  • Jeb's long-shot path to victory: Becoming inevitable

    11/20/2015 4:20:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney
    BEDFORD, N.H. — "When you get to the serious part of this," Jeb Bush says, standing in the home of a supporter, surrounded by Republican voters, "I think you're looking at the guy who's gonna be the nominee." It's understated, but that's Bush's proposed path to victory in a nutshell. Jeb's line Wednesday night echoed the argument his supporters made to me around the state: Republican voters tend to nominate the establishment guy — the boring, staid, responsible grown-up. This explains George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney. Jeb Bush seems to fit...
  • Student organizations rally against the ‘White Lives Matter’ movement lurking on campus

    11/20/2015 11:05:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Signal ^ | November 18, 2015 | Zekari Smith
    Stickers emblazoned with “White Lives Matter” have been popping up around Georgia State’s campus for the past month, and the people behind them are currently unknown. For Georgia State students who remember the White Student Union controversy back in 2013, Patrick Sharp is an easy scapegoat. Sharp, however, refuted this claim, but does say that many people have approached him about the stickers, many of whom could have been the creator. “Many, if not most white students are tired of racial double standards but don’t want to have lunatics coming after them, as I have. So I don’t know who...
  • Uh oh. “White Student Union” proposed at University of Illinois

    11/20/2015 10:38:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This may not even be real, and if it is it may be squashed like a bug, but it’s sure to spur a discussion of demographic craziness on America’s college campuses. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, somebody (still anonymous at this point, apparently) put up a Facebook page announcing the proposed formation of a White Student Union which purports to specifically counter the activities of Black Lives Matter demonstrations on campus. Needless to say, this is going to set some people’s hair on fire. (Washington Post) A Facebook page ostensibly created for an audience at the University of...
  • Yes, Donald Trump could absolutely be the Republican nominee in 2016

    11/19/2015 10:20:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 19, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    It has become damn close to religion in Washington to assume that Donald Trump will, at some point not too far from now, flame out of the presidential race -- that he will start losing altitude in polls, get sick of the whole thing and return to the safe sinecure of Trump Inc. The problem with that conceit is this: It's wrong. Matt Dowd, a top adviser to the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2004, nailed that fact in a tweet this morning...
  • USS Kearsarge Harriers Join Fight Against ISIL

    11/19/2015 9:58:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Navy.mil ^ | November 19, 2015 | USS Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group public affairs
    ARABIAN GULF (NNS) -- Naval Aviation rejoined the fight against ISIL Nov. 19 when AV-8B Harriers from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)162(Reinforced)launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to conduct their first missions over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)....
  • University pressures Facebook to shut down 'Illini White Student Union' page

    11/19/2015 9:12:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Ilini ^ | November 18, 2015 | Marijo Enderle
    Update: Campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler said the University will continue to work with Facebook to have the Illini White Student Union page removed from the site. “It is disturbing and cowardly that someone would create an anonymous and senseless social media page specifically designed to intimidate others, including and especially our students. When we became aware of the page, we immediately contacted Facebook and requested that it be removed," Kaler said in an email. "Facebook has been responsive to our requests, but the page continues to be reposted. We are continuing to work with Facebook to address this matter. We...
  • Refugees to be temporarily housed at military sites in Quebec, Ontario

    11/19/2015 6:35:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | November 19, 2015 | Susana Mas
    Tender issued for $1.5M contract to winterize temporary housing at CFB Valcartier. The Canadian Armed Forces are preparing to lodge hundreds of refugees at bases in Quebec and Ontario on a temporary basis as the government prepares to resettle 25,000 refugees by year's end. The government has yet to say how it intends to meet its goal of resettling thousands in a limited timeframe, but an announcement is expected soon....
  • Obama Should Do Hillary a Solid and Elevate Cruz

    11/19/2015 1:55:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | November 19, 2015 | Karl Frisch, Syndicated Columnist and Longtime Political Strategist
    In her memoir published this summer, Claire McCaskill recounts for readers how she confounded political observers who assumed she would lose reelection to the U.S. Senate in right-of-center-leaning Missouri. In order to do that, she poured nearly $2 million of her campaign war chest into an ad blitz designed to elevate the most extreme, right wing candidate among the Republicans seeking to challenge her in the general election. "I helped Todd Akin win -- so I could beat him later," she recalled. He had little money to compete with his better-financed opponents in the Republican primary so McCaskill's effort would...