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  • Barack Obama, President Oh-bummer (Wash Post slams Obama)

    11/25/2015 5:41:17 AM PST · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    wash post ^ | 11/24/15 | d millbank
    The two presidents stood in the East Room on Tuesday afternoon, united in their goal of defeating the Islamic State but separated by a stylistic gulf as vast as the Atlantic. On the left, facing the cameras, was François Hollande, war president. He spoke of “cowardly murderers” who “dishonor humanity,” of a “relentless determination to fight terrorism everywhere and anywhere,” of “an implacable joint response,” of “hunting down their leaders” and “taking back the land.” On the right stood Barack Obama, President Oh-bummer. Defeating the Islamic State? “That’s going to be a process that involves hard, methodical work. It’s not...
  • COP 21: 2015 likely to be warmest on record, says UN weather body (Yeah, right)

    11/25/2015 5:30:36 AM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/25/15 | m mcgrath
    Global average temperatures in 2015 are likely to be the warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Data until the end of October showed this year's temperatures running "well above" any previous 12 month period. The researchers say the five year period from 2011 to 2015 was also the warmest on record. The rise, they state, was due to a combination of a strong El Nino and human-induced global warming. The WMO said their preliminary estimate, based on data from January to October, showed that the global average surface temperature for 2015 was 0.73 degrees C above...
  • Johnny Manziel Demoted to Third String After Partying Video Surfaces

    11/25/2015 5:25:40 AM PST · by bestintxas · 64 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/24/15 | r wilde
    Johnny Manziel lost his starting spot after cameras caught the quarterback partying during his bye week. Browns coach Mike Pettine called the behavior, which comes after an offseason trip to rehab, “disappointing” and “frustrating.” Manziel’s bye-week carousing spoils his national coming-out party previously scheduled for Monday night’s game against the banged-up Baltimore Ravens. Pettine announced on Tuesday Josh McCown will start the game at quarterback. TMZ spotted Manziel on Thursday at the RIO Rooftop & Restaurant nightclub in Austin, where he partied the evening away with friends. The Summit Rooftop Lounge, where he spent the evening boozing on champagne, served...
  • Obama Will Show Terrorists Who’s Boss With Climate Change Conference

    11/24/2015 5:38:53 PM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    am spectator ^ | 11/24/15 | e zanotti
    ext week, the world's leaders will converge on Paris to discuss whether humanity is burning up the ozone layer and how best to address the problem (hint: the solution will probably include a plea for more governmental authority in monitoring and controlling humanity's energy consumption and, probably, taxes). And, thankfully, according to our fearless leader who has been completely absent from the world stage following the Paris terror attacks, such a gathering will not only end our global reliance on fossil fuels, but it will also demonstrate to a homicidal Islamic apocalypse cult that we are a strong, global presence...
  • Professor Declares ‘Whiteness’ a ‘Disease’ Preaching hate in higher education.

    11/23/2015 5:29:35 PM PST · by bestintxas · 61 replies
    frontpage ^ | 11/23/15 | j kerwick
    I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing. But now I realize that he is a disease. My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my family, both living and deceased, are likewise a disease. But if you are reading this right now, and you are white, you should know that your children and all of your loved ones are also a disease. So implies a University of Colorado education professor, Cherly E. Matias, in the most recent edition of Teaching Education, a peer-reviewed journal. In “‘Why Do You Make Me Hate Myself?’: Re-teaching Whiteness,...
  • Elliott puts loss on coaches, says he's going pro (What a cry baby)

    11/21/2015 6:29:10 PM PST · by bestintxas · 37 replies
    espn ^ | 11/21/15
    Star running back Ezekiel Elliott has apparently played his final home game for No. 3 Ohio State, and he wasn't pleased with the way it went down. After starting the week in the hospital with a previously undisclosed infection in his leg, the junior returned to the lineup Saturday afternoon, declared himself fully fit and then ripped the play calling in a 17-14 upset loss to No. 9 Michigan State at the Horseshoe. "How we lost, I just feel like we weren't put in the right opportunity to win this game, we weren't put in the right situations to win...
  • The Incredible Shrinking President(makes a French socialist leader sound like George S. Patton)

    11/21/2015 1:48:06 PM PST · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    frontpage ^ | 11/20/15 | b thornton
    The bodies of slaughtered Parisians were still unburied when our president, the leader of the most powerful country in history, beclowned himself on the world stage. In Turkey Obama gave a speech that surpassed even his long record of narcissistic petulance and juvenile snark. What we are witnessing is a willful destruction of America’s prestige and authority unprecedented in our history. It’s a sad day when the President of the United States makes a milquetoast French socialist like François Hollande sound like George S. Patton. A jihadist organization, the most prominent of a metastasizing global movement, had just murdered 129...
  • Marco Rubio wants to defeat ISIS by arming ISIS and fighting its enemies

    11/21/2015 11:53:06 AM PST · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    am thinker ^ | 11/21/15 | e straker
    Marco Rubio has a plan for defeating ISIS. Politico agrees it's brilliant and wants to share it with everyone. First, Senator Rubio wants to stop admitting Syrian refugees into the United States: First, I would protect the homeland by immediately stopping the flow of Syrian refugees into the United States—not because refugees fleeing conflict are unwelcome, but because it is currently impossible to verify their identities or intentions. I would also strengthen the Visa Waiver Program’s security screening to ensure individuals coming to our country are not a threat. This is very good. I am glad that Senator Rubio does...
  • Obama says Syrian refugees are no bigger threat to US than ‘tourists’ (A madman occupies the WH)

    11/19/2015 6:09:53 AM PST · by bestintxas · 74 replies
    wash timnes ^ | 11/19/15 | d boyer
    President Obama said Thursday that Syrian refugees are no more dangerous to the U.S. than tourists, and he accused Republican presidential candidates of stoking fears about the refugees and closing the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention center to score political points. Speaking to reporters at a summit in the Philippines, Mr. Obama said the “overwhelming numbers” of Syrians who are applying for entry to the U.S. “are children, women, families — themselves victims of terrorism.” He said they are already subject to rigorous vetting by U.S. security officials. “The idea that somehow they pose a more significant threat than all the...
  • Obama:Republicans Fear Syrian 'Widows and Orphans'(He thinks we cannot see pics of all men refugees)

    11/18/2015 5:16:43 AM PST · by bestintxas · 27 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/17/15
    President Barack Obama lashed out Wednesday at Republicans who insist on barring Syrian refugees from entering the U.S., deeming their words offensive and insisting "it needs to stop." "Apparently they're scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America," Obama said. Mocking GOP leaders for thinking they're tough, Obama said overblown rhetoric from Republicans could be a potent recruitment tool for the Islamic State group. He insisted the U.S. process for screening refugees for possible entry into the U.S. is rigorous and said the U.S. doesn't make good decisions "based on hysteria" or exaggerated risk. "We are...
  • France, Russia pummel ISIS stronghold as critics blast US rules of engagement (we are wussies)

    11/17/2015 2:49:41 PM PST · by bestintxas · 40 replies
    foxnews ^ | 11/17/15 | foxnews
    In the wake of Friday's deadly terror attack in Paris and the confirmed bombing of a Russian airliner, Russia and France are pounding the Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa as, while the number of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS still dwarves all others combined, America appears to be in a slap fight while others are punching hard, say military experts. U.S. rules of engagement and the overarching desire to minimize collateral damage are holding back the true force of U.S. air power, while Paris and Moscow have taken off the gloves following the bombing of a Russian airliner and Friday's...
  • Obama plan for Syrian refugees scrambled by state opposition (He will lose this one)

    11/16/2015 8:08:11 PM PST · by bestintxas · 74 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/16/15 | foxnews
    The Paris terror attacks may have put a clamp on President Obama's plans to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year, as the number of governors saying they won't take them swells. At the same time, top congressional lawmakers are urging the administration to halt the plan. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul called on Obama to "temporarily suspend the admission of all additional Syrian refugees" pending a "full review," according to a letter obtained by Fox News. The resistance at the state level is coalescing at a rapid clip. So far, governors in at least 17 states...
  • Barack Obama: ISIS Is Not a Terrorist Organization

    11/16/2015 6:01:49 PM PST · by bestintxas · 38 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/16/15 | c ruddy
    In Turkey on Monday, President Barack Obama stated that ISIS is not "a traditional military opponent" and labeled it as a "violent extremist group." His comments cut directly to the heart of why the U.S. has been so ineffectual in defeating this enemy. If we don't even recognize it for what it is, how can we defeat it? ISIS is not a terrorist organization. It is indeed a state. It is a "traditional military opponent." Though ISIS uses unorthodox means and barbaric tactics, it has become a "state" – a state that could have been crippled if not wiped out...
  • Rep. Steve King Endorses Ted Cruz: 'Answer to My Prayers' (Mine too, Representative)

    11/16/2015 5:52:12 PM PST · by bestintxas · 3 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/16/15 | Joe Schaeffer
    Conservative Iowa Rep. Steve King has endorsed Ted Cruz for president, saying the Texas senator is "the answer to my prayers." "I do believe that Ted Cruz is the full package, the constitutional conservative that can restore the soul of America," King said at a press conference in Des Moines Monday, ABC News reports. King said he made his decision after a Friday visit to Europe, where, "I saw the erosion of the culture ... because of the colossal cultural suicide they're committing," ABC News reports. "Our nation is sick and getting sicker," King said in a press release, stating...
  • Tourism, Spending Likely to See Biggest Economic Impact of Paris Attacks(Don't buy airline stocks)

    11/16/2015 12:40:01 PM PST · by bestintxas · 3 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/16/15 | v craig
    The human impact from Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris is immeasurable. As the world mourns the loss of life and the threat of terrorism, analysts say there’s no doubt fear will ricochet through the global economy. But they have varying opinions about the degree to which it will likely be felt not just in France, but as far away as the United States. France’s tourism industry is likely to take the biggest immediate punch from Friday’s gruesome events. According to 2014 data from the International Monetary Fund, France is the world’s sixth-largest economy – the second-biggest in the eurozone, and...
  • You will never guess how the U.S. is 'vetting' Syrian refugees(We assume they will not lie to us)

    11/16/2015 5:26:09 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    am thinker ^ | 11/16/15 | e straker
    Both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have called for the US to accept more Syrian refugees, as long as they are properly "vetted", of course. But what does it mean to "vet" a refugee? Normally, if someone wants to come into the United States, say, from France or Germany, our government can check with the French or German government to see if this person has a criminal record, or even is who he says he is. But when it comes to refugees from Syria, what is called "vetting" relies mostly on one source of information: the refugee. The UNHCR referral...
  • Paul Ryan Hopes to Find ‘Common Ground’ with Obama (Will NOT deport as long as he is Speaker)

    11/15/2015 6:31:20 PM PST · by bestintxas · 92 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/15/15 | j poor
    In an interview that aired on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday, newly elected Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% said he hopes to lead a House of Representatives that is “functioning again.” “I think wiping the slate clean was about wiping the slate clean in Congress and getting Congress, the House functioning again,” Ryan said. However, part of that Ryan said will require finding “common ground” with the Obama White House. “Look, if we can find common ground, we can on highways, we will on funding the government, hopefully we can on tax policy,” Ryan said. “Those are...
  • EU’s Juncker Says Border Policy Won’t Change (Europe officially on suicide watch)

    11/15/2015 8:38:11 AM PST · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/15/15 | Gabriele Steinhauser
    The European Union won’t change its strategy for dealing with refugees arriving from the Middle East and elsewhere in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, the president of the bloc’s executive arm said Sunday. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, also urged citizens and politicians not to confuse the Paris perpetrators with those seeking shelter from war and terror. People familiar with the matter have said that one of the terrorists who killed more than 100 people in coordinated attacks in the French capital Friday had entered the EU via Greece on a Syrian passport. That revelation...
  • Online threats heighten tensions at University of Missouri; suspect arrested

    11/11/2015 6:25:56 AM PST · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    wash times ^ | 11/11/15 | Summer Ballentine
    University of Missouri police said Wednesday they have arrested a suspect accused of making online threats against black students and faculty, threats that added to racial tensions on campus that resulted in the departure of two senior university officials. Police did not release a name but said the suspect was not on or near the university’s Columbia campus when the threat was made. The suspect is in custody. “We had additional officers on patrol last night and the campus remained safe,” Major Brian Weimer said in a statement. “We investigated a number of reports and tips and take every one...
  • Eric Cantor: Jeb 'clearly the serious candidate in the room' (this is not sarcasm)

    11/11/2015 6:13:51 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/11/15 | s fitzgerald
    Jeb Bush has a strong performance on Tuesday night's GOP debate stage and was 'really the serious candidate on stage" with his command of domestic and international policy, former Rep. Eric Cantor said Wednesday. "Clearly Jeb was back," the one-time House Majority Leader told CNN's "New Day" program. "Jeb clearly was prepared. He was the one most focused on identifying where conservative policies play out and benefit working people of this country. And was prepared to take on Hillary and did so last night more so than anybody." Bush believes in commonsense conservative policy, Cantor continued, versus what's become the...
  • Marco Rubio: I aimed for conservative immigration bill in Democratic-controlled Senate

    11/10/2015 5:33:39 AM PST · by bestintxas · 37 replies
    wash times ^ | 11/10/15 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said he tried to produce the most conservative immigration bill that was possible in a Democratic-controlled Senate, and he thought a GOP-controlled House would make it even better, but that a lack of trust in the federal government helped doom the 2013 push on the issue. “I live in a state that’s deeply impacted by immigration, and I was trying to make a difference,” Mr. Rubio said on Monday evening’s “Hannity” program on Fox News. “I was trying to produce the most conservative bill possible in a Senate controlled by Democrats and had hoped a...
  • Obama: Gun Control Is 'One Thing' I Still Want to Do (To complete his destruction of this country)

    11/09/2015 10:17:03 AM PST · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/8/15 | g richter
    12 Times More Efficient Than Solar Panels - Scientists In Disbelief Home | Newsfront Tags: Barack Obama | Gun Control | Gun Rights | obama | strict | gun | law Obama: Gun Control Is 'One Thing' I Still Want to Do Image: Obama: Gun Control Is 'One Thing' I Still Want to Do (Getty Images) By Greg Richter | Sunday, 08 Nov 2015 05:54 PM Short URL| Email Article| Comment| Contact| Print| A A Copy Shortlink In an email sent out over the weekend by the Democratic Party, President Barack Obama urges followers to join him in the effort...
  • Incoming Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Tells EPA to ‘Pound Sand’ on Big Issue

    11/07/2015 12:28:52 PM PST · by bestintxas · 72 replies
    the blaze ^ | 11/6/15 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevin said in an appearance on The Glenn Beck Radio Program Friday that he will push back against the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to regulate the coal industry, telling the EPA to “pound sand.” Bevin’s comments came after Glenn Beck asked, “Now that you’re in, President Obama has said that he’s going to destroy the coal industry. Kentucky is a coal state. What are you going to be doing specifically to push back on that?” In August, President Barack Obama unveiled his coal policy in partnership with the EPA, granting the agency authority over what is traditionally...
  • Exxon Under Attack for Exercising Prudence

    11/07/2015 7:15:08 AM PST · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    am spectator ^ | 11/6/15 | H. Sterling Burnett
    At the behest of radical environmentalists, Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee are pushing the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department to investigate ExxonMobil for its views on climate change. Exxon’s crime? During the 20 years the company has employed scientists to analyze the science and potential risks of climate change, some of those scientists concluded humans were causing potentially dangerous warming while others concluded humans were not causing a global warming crisis. Tolerating disagreement and making tough business decisions is not lying, but rather prudence. As Heartland Institute Senior Fellow James Taylor, my colleague,...
  • TPP Trade Deal Hits U.S. Immigration In ‘A Massive Way’ (Ryan lies)

    11/06/2015 6:34:36 AM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/6/15 | a swoyer
    Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% previously denied that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal impacted U.S. immigration; however, now that the full 5,544 pages of the TPP are public and being reviewed by experts, it’s clear Ryan’s statement was false. “The way we wrote TPP, it deals strictly with trade and not immigration,” Ryan told Newsmax six months ago, adding that the idea the TPP consists of immigration reform is “the latest urban legend.” However, in Chapter 12 of the TPP titled “Temporary Entry for Business Persons,” the word “immigration” is mentioned nearly 10 times....
  • CAMPUS ATTACK: Student ID'd as stabber of 4 on Calif. campus(Another day,another killing by Islam)

    11/05/2015 1:37:15 PM PST · by bestintxas · 42 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/5/15 | foxnews
    As authorities worked to establish a motive for the 18-year-old college freshman who stabbed four people on a California campus Wednesday, more disturbing details emerged about the attacker. Faisal Mohammad, who was killed by University of California Merced police, was described by at least one witness as smiling as he slashed at victims, called a loner by a fellow dorm resident and drew praise Thursday from a Twitter account associated with ISIS, which just last week released a series of videos calling for lone wolf stabbing attacks. “May Allah accept him,” read a tweet in Arabic from a Twitter account...
  • HERO fails by wide margin (The ability of men to enter girls restrooms in Houston is squashed)

    11/03/2015 8:04:21 PM PST · by bestintxas · 51 replies
    houston chronicle ^ | 11/3/15 | k driessen
    Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance failed by a wide margin Tuesday, with voters opting to repeal the law that offered broad non-discrimination protections, according to incomplete and unofficial returns.The hotly contested election has spurred national attention, drawing comment from the White House and the state's top officials. Largely conservative opponents of the law allege that it would allow men dressed as women, including sexual predators, to enter women's restrooms. Supporters of the law, including Mayor Annise Parker, argue that it extends an important local recourse for a range of protected classes to respond to discrimination. HERO fails by wide margin...
  • Marco Rubio:I Will Keep Obama’s First Executive Amnesty In Place Until Legislative Amnesty Enacted

    11/03/2015 5:13:39 AM PST · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/2/15 | j hahn
    In a little-noticed interview earlier this year with Univision’s Jorge Ramos, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 77% declared that, as President, he would keep Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for DREAMers in place until it was permanently codified through legislation. Rubio said, in part: DACA…applies to young people that arrived in this country at a very young age before they were adults and I don’t think we can immediately revoke that… I’m not calling for it to be revoked tomorrow, or this week, or right away. “I think it will have to end at some point and I hope it will end...
  • Where in the five stages of loss acceptance is Jeb Bush?

    11/02/2015 4:56:06 AM PST · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    am thinker ^ | 11/2/15 | ed straker
    Psychologists say there are five stages of loss and grief. I was wondering what stage Jeb Bush, given his rapidly declining campaign, happens to be in? Stage 1: Denial and Isolation This stage is about denying the reality of the situation. I think this stage has already come and gone. Jeb has been saying for months how well his campaign has been doing. He doesn't say that anymore. Stage 2: Anger As the masking effects of denial and isolation begin to wear, reality and its pain re-emerge. We are not ready. The intense emotion is deflected from our vulnerable core,...
  • Restaurant offers discount for concealed carry permits Owner speaks out about the deal

    11/01/2015 3:47:47 PM PST · by bestintxas · 4 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/27/15
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  • Bush: Conflicted on the Death Penalty, Must be Reformed

    11/01/2015 3:08:28 PM PST · by bestintxas · 57 replies
    newmax ^ | 11/1/15
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he's conflicted about the death penalty. The former Florida governor says on NBC's "Meet the Press" he had a hard time "as a human being" signing death warrants, in part because it conflicts with his Catholic faith. He adds that executions take too long to carry out and the years of delay do not help the victims' families. Bush says he remains a supporter of capital punishment but feels public policy should be reformed.
  • The Self-Immolation of Jeb Bush;A campaign that is the political version of the walking dead.

    10/31/2015 11:45:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 22 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/30/15 | j lord
    Marco Rubio is another Obama. And oh, by the way, he should resign his Senate seat because he’s running for president. Remember back there in September when there were gasps from Establishment GOP types and some in the media because Donald Trump said this? Donald Trump: I have to tell you one story, do you mind? So Bush is the mentor of Rubio and everybody said, “This is politics at its lowest and worst.” I can’t stand these politicians. Right? So Bush is the mentor and he goes out and he says, “Yes,” and he pushed and everybody said, Rubio...
  • John Boehner: Less Costly, Smaller Government Will Never Happen(brazenly lied to us all these years)

    10/30/2015 12:16:44 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 64 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/30/15 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Now-former House Speaker John Boehner says that he came to Washington to fight for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government, and now that he's leaving the House, that still hasn't happened. "I began to realize over the years there is no winning this fight," Boehner said in an interview with Fox News' Bill Hemmer on Thursday, just after his replacement, Paul Ryan, took the gavel. The fight has been going on for over 200 years in Washington, he told Hemmer in the interview, which aired on Friday on the network's "America's Newsroom" program, and "it will be a...
  • House approves two-year budget deal(Must be great, as not a single Dem voted against it)

    10/29/2015 7:57:45 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/28/15 | Deirdre Walsh, Ted Barrett and Tom LoBianco
    The House of Representatives voted 266-167 Wednesday to approve a budget deal that raises the nation's debt ceiling through March 2017, potentially avoiding a fiscal crisis that could have ensued if the nation defaulted on its loans. The measure amounts to one final package crafted by House Speaker John Boehner with other legislative leaders and President Barack Obama, as Boehner wraps up a tumultuous career leading the House and an even longer career in Congress. The deal also clears the plate for GOP speaker nominee Paul Ryan, who surprised some conservatives Wednesday when he announced he would support the measure....
  • The Pope’s Caricaturing of Conservatives(The continued disintegration of a religion)

    10/29/2015 7:38:16 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/28/15 | George Neumayr
    he scandalous synod on the family skidded to a stop last weekend in Rome but not before Pope Francis got in a few more licks at conservatives, whom he caricatured in his final remarks as heartless. The speech was notable for its nastiness, displaying the very lack of charity he routinely assigns to conservatives. The synod, he said, had exposed “closed hearts which frequently hide even behind the Church’s teachings or good intentions, in order to sit in the chair of Moses and judge, sometimes with superiority and superficiality, difficult cases and wounded families.” He continued: “It was about trying...
  • The Battle for Chairman of Ways and Means Heats Up (DO NOT SUPPORT KEVIN BRADY)

    10/29/2015 7:19:09 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies
    human events ^ | 10/28/15 | Brian McNicoll
    As soon as Paul Ryan, R-Wis., becomes Speaker of the House, the race will be on for his current post, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. At present, it looks like Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, will square off with Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, to replace Ryan at Ways and Means, the House’s tax-writing committee. As soon as Paul Ryan, R-Wis., becomes Speaker of the House, the race will be on for his current post, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. At present, it looks like Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, will square off with Rep. Pat Tiberi,...
  • Stunning:Kasich 'very appreciative' of CNBC moderators (Reasons he will not be nominee increasing)

    10/29/2015 5:56:41 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 56 replies
    am thinker ^ | 10/29/15 | t lifson
    Unlike almost all conservative commentators and a fair number of liberal ones, Ohio Governor John Kasich was quite satisfied wit the job done last night by the CNBC debate moderators. Brittany M. Hughes of the Media Research Center: The presidential hopeful told MRCTV he “thought they did a good job,” saying he was “very appreciative of how they did their job.” "I had time" to speak and discuss the issues - and, this time, the debate "wasn't a circus," Kasich said.
  • Rubio: Trump's Immigration Plan 'Absurd' (Marco thinks it wrong to deport people not legally here)

    10/25/2015 11:52:20 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 68 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/25/15 | breitbart
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has called his rival, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, weak on immigration, but Rubio isn't much impressed with Trump's plan to deport all illegal immgrants, then allow those back in who don't have criminal backgrounds. "If you think about where he was six months ago, it's nothing like what he's saying now," Rubio said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Even what he's saying now borders on the absurd. He's going to deport all these people and allow back in the ones that are good. His plan makes no sense." Asked whether he agrees with former...
  • Time to Fight Back in the Holy War of Islamism(Destroy them if they will not reform themselves)

    10/25/2015 6:36:39 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    am thinker ^ | 10/25/15 | w levinson
    "Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah," proclaims the terrorist group Hamas on its Al-Aqsa TV station. Bosnian Muslim soccer fans joined a pro-Palestinian demonstration whose chants included "Kill the Jews." Here is a video in which a Palestinian imam brandishes a knife and exhorts his followers to stab Jews, and here is another in which an Islamist in Fort Lauderdale calls for Jews to go back to the ovens. The treatment of Christians in Islamist-dominated nations is meanwhile well known. ISIS is painting the Arabic letter nun, for Nazarene, on Christian homes the way Nazis once...
  • Boehner, Staff, Packing Up to Leave Speaker's Office(Americans are waiting in anticipation)

    10/24/2015 9:13:45 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/24/15 | s fitzgerald
    It's almost moving day in the offices of House Speaker John Boehner, who will leave his seat on Friday, and not just for the Ohio Republican himself, but also for the 70 or so staffers who lose their jobs when he leaves office. "When you have people like John Boehner and Paul Ryan, the people around them are very good people," New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed, told The Hill. "They're staffers who know the place, know the business, know the policy." A source close to Boehner told The Hill that he and chief of staff Mike Sommers have been...
  • Dj Charlie All Over Again for Crist: If he loses this one, will he run for school board?

    10/22/2015 5:41:55 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/21/15 | l thornberry
    Political perennial Charlie Crist is at it again. He announced Tuesday that he will run for the Florida congressional seat now held by Republican David Jolly, who will run for the U.S. Senate seat Marco Rubio is relinquishing to run for president. For those whove lost track, which would be easy to do, Crist is seeking the Florida 13 seat as a Democrat. This is Crists latest, though perhaps not his final, party affiliation in a career in which he has the distinction of having lost statewide elections as a Republican (U.S. Senate 1998), an independent (U.S. Senate 2010), and...
  • Paul Ryan Will Run for Speakerif Conservative Colleagues Stop Being a Problem

    10/21/2015 1:12:16 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/20/15 | c spiering
    The establishment wing of the Republican party is finally getting its wish. After meeting with House Republicans this evening, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% admitted during a press conference that he was willing to run for Speaker of the Housebut only if they met a list of demands of what it would take to get him to run. We as a conference should unify now and not after a divisive Speaker election, Ryan said, calling for Republicans to gather as a team and move from an opposition party to being a proposition party. Ryans list of demands appeared to highlight...
  • Paul Ryan: Job of U.S. Lawmaker Is to Put Yourself in Shoes of Foreign Citizens(NO IT IS NOT)

    10/20/2015 5:08:44 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | // | j hahn
    As the donor class continues to push for a Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) Speakership, conservative activists have renewed their scrutiny of Ryans support for a radical Republican policy of open borders. Breitbart News has discovered yet another little-noticed video in which Ryan articulates his commitment to immigration policies that would dissolve Americas sovereignty. The video, uploaded by the Journal Times, shows Ryan at a July 2013 bilingual Hispanic Listening Session in Racine, Wisconsin. At the meeting, Paul Ryan told a predominantly Hispanic audience that the job of a U.S. lawmaker is to put oneself in the shoes of foreign nationals...
  • A winning issue for Republicans: back repealing Congress Obamacare exemption

    10/20/2015 2:00:45 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/19/15 | Kellyanne Conway and Heather R. Higgins
    With so much time spent and ink spilled over who will carry the banner for the GOP both in the presidential campaign and now for new House speaker, perhaps the real question is not who, but what is a winner. Some new survey data suggests an unorthodox issue might help Republicans attract voters who have been elusive to the center-right, and help the party re-establish its law-abiding, anti-crony moorings with its base. Would you agree that women, young people, liberals and minorities have cost the GOP elections? Wouldnt it be worth noting an issue that has more than 70 percent...
  • George W. Bush reportedly rips Ted Cruz to Jeb Bush donors (No more Mr Nice Guy for Establishment W)

    10/20/2015 1:43:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 40 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/20/15
    Former President George W. Bush reportedly ripped into Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at a weekend gathering of donors to his brother's presidential campaign, according to a published report Monday. Politico reported that Bush said of Cruz, "I just don't like the guy," at the event, which was held Sunday night in Denver. According to the report, which cited at least six donors who were at the event, Bush said he did not like Cruz's de facto alliance with Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who has notably spared Cruz from the criticism he has ladled onto other members of the 15-candidate Republican...
  • Obama Orders Steps Towards Lifting Iran Sanctions

    10/18/2015 12:58:16 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/17/15
    President Barack Obama ordered the US government on Sunday to take steps towards lifting sanctions on Iran, in line with the nuclear deal struck between world powers and Tehran in July. Obama's directive comes 90 days after the UN Security Council endorsed the Iran accord -- formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) -- a milestone referred to as "Adoption Day." "I hereby direct you to take all appropriate additional measures to ensure the prompt and effective implementation of the US commitments set forth in the JCPOA, in accordance with US law," Obama said in a memorandum.
  • [August 5, 2007] Downside of Diversity:A Harvard political scientist finds that diversity hurts civi

    10/18/2015 9:58:51 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 49 replies
    Boston globe ^ | August 5, 2007 | M jonas
    IT HAS BECOME increasingly popular to speak of racial and ethnic diversity as a civic strength. From multicultural festivals to pronouncements from political leaders, the message is the same: our differences make us stronger. But a massive new study, based on detailed interviews of nearly 30,000 people across America, has concluded just the opposite. Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam -- famous for "Bowling Alone," his 2000 book on declining civic engagement -- has found that the greater the diversity in a community, the fewer people vote and the less they volunteer, the less they give to charity and work on...
  • Federal Prison Pork Ban Revoked (taste of bacon trumps Muslim)

    10/17/2015 6:08:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/16/15 | S fitzgerald
    Just one week after the federal Bureau of Prisons banned pork products from its 122 prisons, pork roast will return to the dinner lines, officials said Friday. The reversal came just hours after Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who represents the farm-strong state of Iowa, wrote to complain about the decision. "The pork industry is responsible for 547,800 jobs, which creates $22.3 billion in personal incomes and contributes $39 billion to the gross domestic product," Grassley wrote to Bureau of Prisons Director Charles E. Samuels, Jr., reports The Washington Post, complaining that the "unprecedented" decision to take away pork could harm...
  • Rep. Charlie Dent Calls For "Bipartisan Coalition" To Select New Speaker(Out of touch RINO)

    10/08/2015 2:41:32 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 59 replies
    Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stunned House colleagues when he announced that he would withdraw from the race to be the next House Speaker. In the immediate aftermath, Rep. Charlie Dent says "anything is possible now." To get anything done "we might have to assemble a bipartisan coalition, thats the reality of this place," Dent told CNN moments after McCarthy withdrew from the race. REP. CHARLIE DENT: The next Speaker should not appease those who make unreasonable demands. There are a number of members of our conference. You cannot get the yes on anything. For them the end will be...
  • House defeats attempt to dismantle Benghazi committee(No thanks to Kevin McCarthy)

    10/08/2015 5:50:22 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    was times ^ | 10/7/15 | David Sherfinski
    The House beat back an attempt Wednesday to dismantle the committee probing the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks as Republicans rallied around the controversial probe just two weeks before former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is slated to testify before it. Democrats have accused the Select Committee on Benghazi of being little more than a political attack machine designed to derail Mrs. Clintons presidential campaign, and have seized on comments by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as evidence. ep. Louise Slaughter, New York Democrat, proposed disbanding the panel, but Republicans ruled that out of order and then voted along party...