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  • The Trump Movement Isn't About Conservatism -- It's About Americanism

    09/03/2015 7:07:14 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 78 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 09/02/2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here is Shari in Valparaiso, Indiana, as we stick with the phones here on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi, Shari. Great to have you here. CALLER: Hi, Rush, glad to talk to you again. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: I have a question for you. First of all, do you remember how people have been calling you over the months and they've been all depressed about the country and upset with the direction we're going and saying that, you know, they think America is over and stuff like that? And you said to them that you didn't know...
  • Fusion’s Jorge Ramos will talk Trump with Fox’s Megyn Kelly

    08/26/2015 12:49:33 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 99 replies
    Fusion ^ | 08/26/205 | Tamara Weston
    Fusion and Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos will speak to Fox’s Megyn Kelly tonight on Fox News at 9 p.m. EST about getting kicked out of Donald Trump’s Iowa press conference after trying to ask questions about immigration. Ramos told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America that Trump absolutely gave the security guard the signal to remove him from the press conference.
  • Ramos: My "right" to talk over other reporters and ask Trump grandstanding questions was trampled

    08/26/2015 11:14:54 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 90 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/26/205 | AllahPundit
    Is that headline not a fair characterization of what he’s saying here? In what sense was his “right” to question Trump at that moment any greater than any other reporter’s? He says at one point in passing in the clip below, “I thought it was my turn,” but that’s obviously not true. Go watch the video from last night if you haven’t seen it already. Ramos starts speaking as Trump is stepping to the mic, before Trump can so much as look at him. Trump calls on another reporter and Ramos just keeps going. What he wants to say is...
  • Trump:‘One Of The Greatest Honors I’ve Ever Had In My Life, Everyone That Attacks Me Goes Down To 0'

    08/24/2015 8:27:18 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/24/2015 | Steve Guest
    Donald Trump ridiculed Rick Perry and Lindsay Graham for attacking him saying, “It’s one of the greatest honors I’ve ever had in my life, everyone that attacks me goes down to 0.” Trump, appearing on “Fox & Friends” Monday, said that, “you know the amazing thing, everybody that’s attacked me, you look at Perry, you look at this guy Lindsay Graham, I mean vicious attacks, they all went down to zero and now they are getting out of the race.”
  • Fiery Jeb Bush gets testy over 'anchor babies' term (copies Trump word for word)

    08/20/2015 2:46:14 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN | Ashley Killough
    Keene, New Hampshire (CNN)Jeb Bush on Thursday defended using the term "anchor babies" after Democrats hounded the former Florida governor and his presidential rival, Donald Trump, for using the term this week. "No, I don't. I don't regret it," Bush said sharply, growing testy with a questioner while talking to reporters. Pressed further, a more agitated Bush fired off: "No, do you have a better term? OK, you give me, you give me a better term and I'll use it. I'm serious." Interestingly, it was an answer that Trump gave almost verbatim the night before, also in New Hampshire, when...
  • Trump on Border: We'll Call It "The Great Wall Of Trump"

    08/20/2015 1:35:37 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 45 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 08/20/2015 | Staff
    On FOX Business' Mornings with Maria, presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke with host Maria Bartiromo about building the "Great Wall Of Trump." DONALD TRUMP: You know, interestingly, the wall on southern border, it's - really, if you think it's 1,000 miles but it's 2,000 miles, but a lot of it - some of it's done - it's done poorly by the way, what they have done is very poor, very poor work, a very poor job, and very -- not much of a wall. But you also have natural terrain which is automatically a barrier, which is a good thing....
  • Dana Perino ‘Would Love’ to See Jesse Watters Personally Enforce ‘Asinine’ Immigration Suggestion

    08/17/2015 7:41:03 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 148 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 08/17/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Fox News host Dana Perino said during “The Five” Monday that she “would love to see” co-host Jesse Watters personally enforce what she called an “asinine” immigration policy he endorsed on the program. Watters and said that he was a fan of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration plan, adding that it would perhaps be a good idea for the real estate tycoon to offer amnesty to those who went down to the border and helped him build his wall. Perino contended on the program that Trump’s plan was not feasible, also criticizing the candidate for saying he would revoke the...
  • Meltdown: Top GOP Consultant Rick Wilson Uses Rape Threat Against Child To Attack Breitbart

    08/17/2015 1:57:33 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/17/2015 | John Nolte
    Friday night on CNN, top GOP consultant Rick Wilson attacked 25% of Republican primary voters as “low information voters.” Saturday morning, Breitbart News reported this fact and argued that attacking our own voters as stupid might not be the key to victory. Monday, quite incredibly, Rick Wilson used a threat of rape against his own daughter as a political talking point to attack Breitbart News:
  • Sessions Praises Trump: 'Exactly the Plan America Needs' on Immigration

    08/16/2015 2:42:29 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 48 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/16/2015 | Michael Warren
    Alabama senator Jeff Sessions, a Republican, released a statement Sunday praising the immigration proposal from presidential candidate Donald Trump. ""This is exactly the plan America needs," said Sessions. "Not only would the plan outlined in this paper work, but more quickly than many realize. Most importantly, this plan reestablishes the principle that American's immigration laws should serve the interests of its own citizens. For too long, 'immigration reform' plans in Washington have served the special interests at the expense of working Americans." Sessions goes on to say that Trump's plan puts "working Americans foremost" and puts an emphasis on lifting...
  • Trump: The Last Time America Was Great Was During the Reagan Administration [VIDEO]

    08/16/2015 2:19:24 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 174 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/16/2015 | Steve Guest
    Donald Trump says the last time America was great was “during the administration of Ronald Reagan.” Donald Trump was on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday and told Chuck Todd that it was during the Reagan Administration, “you felt really proud. I don’t think since then to any great extent, people were proud.”
  • A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism (Purge Trump & Trumpism)

    08/16/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 93 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08/14/2015 | Peter Wehner
    In a compelling column, George Will – who knows a thing or two about conservatism – makes the conservative case against Donald Trump. Mr. Will refers to Trump as an “unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate” who is coarsening our civic life. He labels Trump “a counterfeit Republican and no conservative.” And he argues that Trump is an affront to anyone devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of National Review and a giant in American conservatism. Just as Buckley excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement in the 1960s, so should conservatives today...
  • The border wall Donald Trump wants (mostly) exists.

    08/16/2015 11:50:51 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 77 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/16/2015 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Newsflash to both Donald Trump and Ann Coulter: that wall you’re saying the U.S. needs to build along its border with Mexico…it mostly exists. There aren’t any lasers, a shark-filled moat, or auto-turrets, but it’s there. Don’t believe me? Here it is in Mexicali, California. And Arizona. And New Mexico.
  • Cardinals' Jen Welter, ref Sarah Thomas debut in NFL firsts

    08/16/2015 5:56:04 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies
    AP/Comcast Sports New England ^ | 08/15/2015 | Staff
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Arizona Cardinals assistant Jen Welter has become the first woman to coach an NFL game, the same night the league's first full-time female on-field official made her preseason debut. Welter worked Saturday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs as an inside linebackers coach, while Sarah Thomas served as the line judge in the seven-person officiating crew.
  • GOP Consultant Accuses Breitbart.com of Being the “Pravda” for Donald Trump

    08/15/2015 8:34:13 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/15/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former George H. W. Bush consultant Rick Wilson lashed out at Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow tonight on CNN accusing Breitbart.com of being the “Pravda” for Donald Trump. Despite Rick Wilson’s insults Alex Marlow probably delivered the sharpest blows. Breitbart reported: The two men, before addressing each other, established a stark contrast with the other’s view. Wilson defended Bush on several questions and, unprompted, said: “I don’t work for Jeb Bush, and I’m not here to advocate specifically for him.” All the while, he threw a few bombs at Trump. “Every one of these pressers this guy does is a dumpster...
  • Trump: 'If they're honorable, they have no choice but to indict Hillary Clinton' (VIDEO)

    08/14/2015 3:44:24 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 40 replies
    NewsMax TV on Youtube ^ | 08/14/2015 | NewsMax TV
    Donald Trump on Hillary Clinton: "She will have to drop out at some point." "You can't have someone running who's under massive investigation, and at the highest level - potentially 20 years, [inaudible] 1-20 years, in prison. I mean this is serious stuff." "I mean how can you have somebody running and then all of a sudden they're indicted." "If they're honorable, they have no choice but to indict her." "I don't know how she can escape this. It's such a big problem." Watch Video
  • Trump on ISIS: 'I would knock the hell out of them,' and then 'I'd take the oil for our country'

    08/10/2015 1:48:25 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 189 replies
    Business Insider/Reuters ^ | 08/10/2015 | Susan Heavey
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday he supported the use of US ground troops to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East. Speaking on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program, the billionaire businessman said it would take American soldiers to target the militant group, also known as ISIS or ISIL. "They have great money because they have oil," Trump said. "Every place where they have oil I would knock the hell out of them. "I would knock out the source of their wealth, the primary sources of their wealth, which is oil," he told MSNBC. "And in order to...
  • Economic Debate: Kasich, Rubio, Bush Up; Trump’s Protectionism a Real Downer

    08/10/2015 10:40:25 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 24 replies
    Human Events (Salem Media Group) ^ | 08/10/2015 | Lawrence Kudlow
    With a record 24 million people watching the GOP debate, you’d think there would have been a lot more time spent on the most important issue of the day: the economy. Look at any poll. Jobs and the economy are always at the top of the list. But there was barely a mention of this on Thursday night. The Republican Party is not going to win this election unless it persuades the electorate that its primary principles of low marginal tax rates, lighter regulation, free trade and a sound dollar are the best path to growth. Call it free-market capitalism....
  • What Happens When You Rescind an Invitation to Trump? (Erickson Whining)

    08/09/2015 7:55:24 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 157 replies
    RedState ^ | 08/09/2015 | Erick Erickson
    What happens when you rescind an invitation to Donald Trump? Well, my RedState email is suddenly maxed out due to a flood of very angry emails. I’ve been called queer, an n-word lover, Megyn Kelly has been referred to as the c-word. My office phone line’s voicemail has also gotten maxed out with angry phone calls. Last night, people were leaving voicemails in my hotel room — having somehow managed to navigate the hotel switch board. At 3 o’clock this morning I had to unplug the phones in my room. My twitter feed is unusable. It’s just angry people, many...
  • Trump: 'I've been viciously attacked' by women ('When attacked I fight back')

    08/09/2015 2:08:10 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/09/2015 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday that he will strongly defend himself from critics, regardless of gender. Trump rejected claims that he treats females who disagree with him unfairly. “When I’m attacked, I fight back,” Trump told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I was attacked very viciously by those women,” he said of female opponents his detractors say he has demeaned. “What they said about me is far worse than what I said about them,” Trump added. “Am I allowed to defend myself? I want to get back to the country. We have such problems.”...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump turns black women into Republicans (Viewers View made Drudge)

    08/09/2015 10:18:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 52 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 08/09/2015 | Staff
    Suffice it to say there are at least two women who support Donald Trump for president. A duo of black women — hosting a YouTube “show” called “The Viewers View” — eviscerated Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly for her questions related to Trump’s statements on Twitter concerning women.
  • On Trump, Erick Erickson Rises To The Occasion (Rush Limbaugh Does Not)

    08/08/2015 5:42:03 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/08/2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    A while back, I urged Rush Limbaugh to use his incredible influence on the right and call out Donald Trump for his irresponsible comments. In the intervening weeks, Trump’s rhetoric only intensified. Yet, even after Thursday night’s GOP debate — when it became painfully obvious that Donald Trump is a liberal — Limbaugh continued to prop up The Donald. I don’t want to be accused of misrepresenting what he said, so I’ll simply provide the headline and link from his own website: “The Orders to Take Out Trump Must Have Gone to Fox, Not the Other Candidates.” Even if Mr....
  • Trump to GOP Establishment: “I Have a Lot of Money and I’m Not Getting Out. I’m going to Win”

    08/08/2015 4:31:05 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 276 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/08/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump called into the Washington Post today to discuss the state of his campaign. Trump told reporter Robert Costa he didn’t need FOX to win the election.
  • Erickson: "Emails from Trump supporters mad at me are calling the President the N word"

    08/08/2015 10:53:03 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 134 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/08/2015 | Erick Erickson
    Emails from Trump supporters upset with me have called me “queer,” Megyn Kelly something awful, and the President the n-word.
  • The Orders to Take Out Trump Must Have Gone to Fox, Not the Other Candidates

    08/07/2015 12:30:33 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 47 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 08/07/2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It was just 24 hours ago, ladies and gentlemen -- a mere 24 hours ago -- that I was behind this very Golden EIB Microphone informing you that I had come across a bit of news. The bit of news was that big-time Republican donors had ordered to take out Donald Trump in the debate last night. We all made a mistake. We assumed that the orders went out to the candidates. But the candidates did not make one move toward taking Donald Trump out. The broadcast network did; the candidates didn't. I mean, let's review. The...
  • Secretary Clinton, Answer The Question

    08/04/2015 6:36:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08 | Chris Christie
    Hi, this is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. I saw a video today from Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that is truly disturbing. In trying to address the current controversy on whether there should be federal funding for Planned Parenthood Clinics, Secretary Clinton says that Republicans are against funding for women’s healthcare. Well nothing could be further from the truth and let me use my state, New Jersey, as an example. We generously fund federally qualified health clinics throughout New Jersey, which provides excellent care for women and men in our state who need it. Everything from cancer screenings...
  • Trump: 'We're being led by stupid people'

    07/30/2015 8:28:09 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/29/2015 | Staff
    GOP candidate Donald Trump speaks with CNN's Dana Bash on whether he considers himself to be a politician.
  • Poll: Trump surges to biggest lead in New Hampshire; popular with independents; no McCain damage

    07/28/2015 4:45:37 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/28/2015 | Byron York
    A new poll of voters likely to take part in the New Hampshire Republican primary shows Donald Trump with the biggest lead he has yet held in the GOP race. The Monmouth University poll, released Tuesday morning, has Trump at 24 percent -- double the support of the next-highest Republican, Jeb Bush, at 12 percent. Scott Walker and John Kasich are tied for third at seven percent apiece -- a significant drop for Walker from recent months and a significant advance for Kasich, who announced his candidacy on June 21. Following are Marco Rubio, at six percent; Ben Carson and...
  • Donald Trump's 'Make America Great Again' baseball cap will go on sale after becoming internet hit

    07/24/2015 8:00:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/24/2015 | TIM MACFARLAN
    Donald Trump visited the Mexican border yesterday to try and mend fences with Hispanics while still looking tough on illegal immigration following his comments that Mexican illegal immigrants included 'rapists' and 'murderers'. But all the talk on Twitter was of the white baseball cap sported by the Republican candidate for president - which featured his campaign slogan 'Make America Great Again'.
  • Fox News Polls: Senate battleground races trending GOP, Roberts up in Kansas

    10/08/2014 4:10:46 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 36 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/08/14 | Dana Blanton
    New Fox News battleground polls show a Republican trend in the fight for the U.S. Senate.The GOP candidates -- helped by anti-Barack Obama sentiment and strong support from male voters -- lead in all five states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky. The races, however, are still far from settled. None of the Senate candidates has a lead outside the poll’s margin of sampling error. And none of the front-runners hit the important marker of 50 percent support from their electorate.
  • Losses Leave Patriots on the Defensive (Drudge: Bloody Sunday for Brady?)

    10/04/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/04/14 | Peter May
    With his team off to a slow start, a former Super Bowl-winning quarterback went on the radio and had a message for his listeners: “R-E-L-A-X. We’re going to be O.K.” Oh, how Tom Brady wishes he could channel his inner Aaron Rodgers and tell a panicked Patriot nation that his team is going to be all right. Green Bay is 2-0 since Rodgers told Packers fans to chill out. Brady has issued no such call for calm.
  • EPA Head Confident That States Will Follow New Carbon Emissions Rules

    09/26/2014 3:29:45 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 09/26/14 | Kate Sheppard
    WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Friday that she believes most states will ultimately comply with her agency's proposed new rules on carbon emissions. The rules, which were released earlier this year and are supposed to be finalized by June 2015, set new limits, specific to each state, on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Each state, however, will need to develop its own plan for meeting those standards. Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA can impose its own plans on states that choose not to submit one, and can legally compel states to follow those...
  • Palin salutes the commander-in-chief at #ValuesVoterSummit (Twitter Photo)

    09/26/2014 3:16:43 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | 09/26/14 | Jake Tapper
    Palin salutes the commander-in-chief at #ValuesVoterSummit
  • Jobless claims rise 12K, but it's good news for the labor market (Actual Headline)

    09/25/2014 8:50:55 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 7 replies
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, suggesting an acceleration in job growth in September.
  • Politico: 15 things you didn’t know about the brownie-baking Lois Lerner

    09/22/2014 2:13:36 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 47 replies
    Politipage ^ | 09/22/14 | Jon Fitzpatrick
    Employers won’t hire her. She’s been berated with epithets like “dirty Jew.” Federal agents have guarded her house because of death threats. And she’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending herself against accusations she orchestrated a coverup in a scandal that has come to represent everything Americans hate about the IRS. Lois Lerner is toxic — and she knows it. But she refuses to recede into anonymity or beg for forgiveness for her role in the IRS tea party-targeting scandal. “I didn’t do anything wrong,” Lerner said in her first press interview since the scandal broke 16 months ago....
  • Poll: Republicans preferred to keep America prosperous (49%-40%)

    09/11/2014 4:45:09 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 3 replies
    Politipage ^ | 09/11/14 | Jon Fitzpatrick
    Earlier I posted about the new poll from Gallup where the Republicans wallop the Democrats when it comes to keeping America safe. Buried in that poll was this other nugget: “Looking ahead for the next few years, which political party do you think will keep the country prosperous." Results: Republicans 49%, Democrats 40%. And how will this impact the mid terms, exactly? Well, it "does not bode well for Democratic chances," says Gallup. While these measures are by no means perfect predictors of how well a party will do in a midterm election year, the Republican Party's strength this year...
  • Foley's mother 'appalled' by U.S. government

    09/11/2014 3:45:53 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 20 replies
    WMUR/CNN ^ | By Greg Botelho
    The mother of James Foley -- an American journalist beheaded by ISIS militants -- said she is "embarrassed and appalled" by how the U.S. government dealt with her son's case, telling CNN that officials even suggested family members could be charged if they raised ransom to free him. "I think our efforts to get Jim freed were an annoyance" to the U.S. government, Diane Foley told CNN's Anderson Cooper, during part of an interview that will air on CNN at 8 p.m. ET. "It didn't seem to be in (U.S.) strategic interest, if you will." Officials told Foley family members...
  • Fact Check: Are Americans “better off” since Obama took office?

    09/02/2014 4:50:28 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 25 replies
    Politipage ^ | 09/02/14 | Jon Fitzpatrick
    President Obama appeared at a Labor Day event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he told a crowd of union supporters that "American workers and the American economy are better off since I became president."Since it is widely acknowledged that Americans have given Obama record setting disapproval numbers relative to his handling of the U.S. economy - we decided to fact check this statement. First let's review how America feels about this statement. According to the latest Gallup poll, a mere 35% of the country approves of Obama's handling of the economy. NBC News/Wall St Journal reported the same 35% (with 71%...
  • 10 powerful images of America and racism (satire)

    08/21/2014 9:42:12 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 7 replies
    Politipage ^ | 08/21/14 | Jon Fitzpatrick
    The real perversion of justice by way of modern American racism is that black people in Ferguson – like black people in the greater St Louis metropolitan area and nationally – are marginalized economically and physically from day one. That is the real looting of Ferguson. -Black Liberal Writer With all the talk coming from America's race industry, I wanted see if I could put together a powerful compilation of images to prove their thesis. So I scoured the web and came up with some of the most illuminating images of America and racism ... (Okay, it's called click bait...
  • MSNBC´s Mark Halperin: Perry Indictment ´Stupidest Thing I´ve Seen in My Career´

    08/18/2014 1:32:01 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/18/14 | Susan Jones
    The indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abusing his power "potentially was the stupidest thing I´ve seen, I think, in my entire career," MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin told MSNBC´s "Morning Joe" on Monday. "I hope some judge throws it out right away. "It´s not just kind of funny and ridiculous. But it´s an infringement on individual liberty. He´s got a first amendment right -- just because he´s the governor of Texas. And I think, like I said, it´s easy to joke about this, but this is a serious thing. It is ridiculous that he...
  • Defense lawyer, DA spar at contempt hearing (Mike McCrum faces 6 months in jail)

    08/16/2014 4:53:50 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 5 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 08/16/14 | Guillermo Contreras
    SAN ANTONIO — A defense attorney whose client killed two men in a drunken crash found himself before the same judge Friday, accused of contempt for allegedly telling a witness to disappear so prosecutors could not recall her during the trial. Mike McCrum vehemently denies the allegations of wrongdoing by the district attorney´s office. If visiting Judge Dick Alcala agrees the accusation is legitimate, McCrum potentially could face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.
  • Why A Higher Unemployment Rate Is Actually Good News This Time

    08/01/2014 8:36:16 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 27 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 08/01/14 | Mark Gongloff
    The job market is still not the greatest, but we just got one hopeful sign that it might be improving a bit. The economy added 209,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent from 6.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. Believe it or not, both of those numbers are encouraging. The reason the first number is encouraging is because, duh, jobs. The encouraging part of the second number, the unemployment rate, is less obvious. Normally, higher unemployment is bad news, and people seeing HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT on the evening news tonight will naturally...
  • Joe Scarborough turns on Israel

    07/31/2014 7:57:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/31/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Joe Scarborough on Thursday had harsh words for Israel’s actions in Gaza, saying the country was engaging in “indiscriminate” killing. “This is asinine,” said the MSNBC host and former Republican congressman. “This continued killing of women and children in a way that appears to be indiscriminate is asinine.”
  • Isis mobile payment platform to change its name to avoid association with militant group

    07/07/2014 1:11:15 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 10 replies
    Engadget ^ | 07/07/14 | Brad Molen
    Near the end of 2010, a group of telecommunications and commerce businesses joined forces to form a mobile payment venture called Isis. It was a solid brand name: Short, simple and easy to remember. Unfortunately, ISIS is now associated with a militant group based in the Middle East, so the wireless company believes a branding tweak makes sense.
  • Shocking Audio of Race-Baiting Ads Used In #MSSEN Race (New ones mentioning KKK)

    06/27/2014 2:44:58 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 06/27/14 | Bruce Carroll
    The Daily Mail has obtained three racially-charged radio ads placed by organizations that worked to help incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) stage his come from behind run-off victory this week. [The ads] claimed that supporters of conservative McDaniel had connections to the Ku Klux Klan and that McDaniel had a ‘racist agenda.’ They also warned that black Democrats ‘could lose food stamps, housing assistance, student loans, early breakfast and lunch programs and disaster assistance’ if he were to become the Republican U.S. Senate nominee. ‘Vote against the tea party. Vote Thad Cochran,’ one ad said. ‘If the tea party,...
  • 5 reasons why the shrinking GDP isn't a reason to panic (Spin Cycle)

    06/25/2014 12:10:36 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 20 replies
    Vox.com ^ | 06/25/14 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    The US GDP fell at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the first quarter, its slowest rate of growth since 2009, in the middle of the recession. And yet no one seems to mind. Stock markets didn't plummet, and no one is forecasting yet another recession. A shrinking GDP is never great news, of course, but here are a few reasons why economists and markets are shaking off the biggest economic contraction in more than five years.
  • We Just Got A Horrible GDP Report, And Here's Why You Shouldn't Care (Spin City)

    06/25/2014 8:02:22 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 24 replies
    Yahoo (Business Insider) ^ | 06/25/14 | Joe Weisenthal
    YIKES! We just got the third revision to Q1 GDP, and it was horrible. After an initial estimate showing a mere 0.1% gain in growth in the first quarter, the government now says the economy shrunk at a staggering 2.9% pace, making it the worst quarter Q1 2009, at the pit of the financial crisis. So should you worry? Absolutely not.
  • Democrats Put Cochran Over The Top

    06/25/2014 3:47:53 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    NRO ^ | John Fund
    You have to hand it to the GOP establishment. When their interests are threatened, they pull out all the stops. They demonstrated that in dragging GOP senator Thad Cochran across the finish line in tonight’s runoff in Mississippi. Imagine if a tea-party candidate in some state had openly appealed to registered Libertarians to help him win a close primary runoff. There would have been howls of outrage that people who didn’t agree with Republican values on social issues and foreign policy were being invited to decide a GOP race. Well, Thad Cochran’s allies performed a version of that ploy tonight...
  • Commissioner Admits No Evidence IRS Made Any Effort to Recover Lerner Emails from Backup Tapes

    06/24/2014 5:34:23 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 86 replies
    House Oversight Commitee ^ | 06/23/14 | House Oversight Commitee
    In Q and A with Rep. Chaffetz, Koskinen says agency did not pursue recovery because it was ‘costly’ House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today convened a hearing with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen on the loss of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s email over a two year period. Under questioning from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Koskinen said that the IRS made no effort to recover Lerner’s email archive from the six month backups after her initial computer problems in June of 2011. Question & Answer with Rep. Chaffetz: Chaffetz: Thank you Chairman, my...
  • Rand Paul Defends President Obama From Dick Cheney

    06/20/2014 12:02:44 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/20/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) defended President Obama from former vice president Dick Cheney’s critiques of his policy in Iraq, saying that he faults Cheney and the rest of President George W. Bush’s team for launching an invasion of Iraq that ultimately strengthened Iran. “What’s going on now, I don’t blame on President Obama,” Paul told NBC’s David Gregory. “But I do blame the Iraq War on the chaos that is in the Middle East. I also blame those who were for the Iraq war for emboldening Iran.”
  • Here’s Video of Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge Hanging Out at NBA Finals Game

    06/13/2014 8:47:04 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 34 replies
    Mediate ^ | 06/13/2014 | Andrew Kirell
    It’s no secret that conservative titans Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge are close friends. But it’s always interesting to see the latter come out of his elusive shell to make a public appearance, especially so with Coulter; and even more so when it’s at a major sporting event like game four of the NBA Finals.