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  • Heritage Was Wrong - The think tank should have defended Jason Richwine.

    05/13/2013 12:37:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 13, 2013 | Robert VerBruggen
    As you no doubt have already heard, on Friday the Heritage Foundation accepted the resignation of one Jason Richwine, who in 2009 had completed a Harvard dissertation in which he probed the nexus between immigration and IQ. The decision revealed a shocking unwillingness on the part of Heritage to stand up to bullying and protect the academic freedom of its researchers. Perhaps the only good thing to emerge from all this has been the wide-scale distribution of the dissertation itself, a worthy if highly debatable document. Its a pity that none of Richwines detractors seem to have seriously engaged the...
  • Barbara Boxer, a day after the San Bernardino massacre:

    12/03/2015 7:33:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Free Beacon, the first rule of politics in action: When you’ve got a big “success” on your hands, you’ve gotta tout it. Is it true, as she says, that gun violence is way down in California since they started passing more gun-grabbing laws? Sure. It’s also down in states that haven’t passed such laws. Gun violence has been dropping across America for 20 years now, although the decline has leveled off a bit over the last few years (possibly due to more suicides over economic despair). Here’s a stat I’ve seen before but which boggles my mind even...
  • (Flashback) The Club for Growth opposes Congressman Hunter

    11/22/2010 8:55:22 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 41 replies
    Free Republic ^ | October 30, 2006 | Andrew Roth
    Since Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is apparently going to explore the possibility of running for president in 2008, I thought I'd dig up some of his roll call votes. Like most Republicans, he's strong on tax cuts, but he's been part of the big government spending spree of the last 6 years. He also has a protectionist streak in him. Here are some of the more troubling votes: NO on NAFTA YES on No Child Left Behind YES on Sarbanes-Oxley YES on the 2003 Medicare Drug Benefit NO on CAFTA YES on 2005 Highway Bill YES on the 527 bill...
  • Hunter endorses Huck (Boston Herald reader comment)

    01/24/2008 1:49:05 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 96 replies · 70+ views
    Boston Herald Reader Comments ^ | January 23, 2008 | Allen Fuller
    Duncan Hunter is a man of integrity, and wouldnt endorse Huckabee if he thought it would lead to McCain winning the nomination. Sometimes the most obvious explanation is the best one. Duncan Hunter endorsed Huckabee because Huckabee is the most conservative candidate left. Including on immigration. And he endorsed Huckabee because he thinks Huckabee still has a chance to win this thing. They spent a lot of time together, and Hunter knows Huckabees character. He also knows Huckabee has, like many Republicans, become much more aware of the scope of the illegal immigration problem and the required solutions. Huckabee is...
  • The Club for Growth opposes Congressman Hunter

    11/24/2007 6:20:54 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 326 replies · 545+ views
    The Club for Growth ^ | October 30, 2006 | Andrew Roth
    Since Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is apparently going to explore the possibility of running for president in 2008, I thought I'd dig up some of his roll call votes. Like most Republicans, he's strong on tax cuts, but he's been part of the big government spending spree of the last 6 years. He also has a protectionist streak in him. Here are some of the more troubling votes: NO on NAFTA YES on No Child Left Behind YES on Sarbanes-Oxley YES on the 2003 Medicare Drug Benefit NO on CAFTA YES on 2005 Highway Bill YES on the 527 bill...
  • Club for Growth Releases 2007 RePORK Card [Hunter 26%, Paul 29%, Tancredo 84%]

    08/09/2007 5:46:45 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 25 replies · 741+ views
    Washington - Even though the Democratic majority vowed to return Congress to a path of fiscal responsibility, the 2008 appropriations bills were stuffed with wasteful pork projects. While Representatives John Campbell, Jeff Flake, Jeb Hensarling, Scott Garrett, and David Obey (1 amendment) offered 50 amendments to strip outrageous pork projects from the appropriations bills, only one amendment, offered by Rep. Jeff Flake, passed. The Club for Growth has compiled a RePORK Card of all members' votes on all 50 anti-pork amendments (see below). "Taxpayers have a right to know which congressmen stand up for them and which stand up for...
  • Obama creates 3 new national monuments to protect 1.8 million acres of California desert

    02/11/2016 10:50:14 PM PST · by Drago · 61 replies
    The L.A. Times ^ | 01/11/2016 | Louis Sahagun
    President Obama designated three new national monuments in the California desert Thursday, expanding federal protection to 1.8 million acres of landscapes that have retained their natural beauty despite decades of heavy mining, cattle ranching and off-roading.
  • FBI Unable To Crack San Bernardino Killers' Cell Phone

    02/11/2016 6:51:08 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb 9, 2016 | Staff
    FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday one of the phones used by the killers in the San Bernardino, California, attacks remains inaccessible to investigators more than two months after 14 people were fatally shot. Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey cited the case as an example of how encryption is affecting counterterrorism efforts. But he said the dilemma of bad guys "going dark" is mostly affecting state and local law enforcement officials who are trying to solve murder, drug and car accident cases. Companies are increasingly making devices such as cellphones with encryption that allows only the people communicating...
  • Israel’s Apartheid Libel: South African Students Weigh In

    02/11/2016 3:35:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Jewish Star ^ | 2/11 | Eitan Arom
    About two-dozen people filed into Dodd 175 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus last Thursday night, scouting out seats and picking at the kosher pizza in the back of the lecture hall. Miyelani Pinini knows the drill. A former student president of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, she's attended and even organized her share of free-pizza events. But now she and a fellow South African student leader -- both non-Jewish black people -- were the stars of this one, brought to campus by StandWithUs, a pro-Israel education and advocacy organization, and Students Supporting Israel,...
  • Hillary would ban reparative therapy for minors, says top LGBT group in endorsement

    01/21/2016 7:29:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The nation's foremost homosexual and transgender political group has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying she has made banning reparative therapy and allowing transgender military service "a pillar" of her presidential campaign. “All the progress we have made as a nation on LGBT equality -- and all the progress we have yet to make -- is at stake in November," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. The HRC said that Clinton has made homosexual and transgender political advocacy "a pillar of her campaign and recently unveiled the most robust and ambitious LGBT...
  • Belief in all-knowing, punitive gods aided the growth of human societies, study says

    02/11/2016 12:45:38 PM PST · by Reeses · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/10/2016 | Amina Khan, cheap labor reporter
    Belief in moral-watching, all-knowing, punitive gods might have helped human societies grow far beyond small, close-knit groups, a new study shows. Researchers who ran an experiment with a total of 591 people in eight different small-scale societies around the world found that people who believed their deity of choice knew about their misdeeds and would punish them were more likely to play fairly in a game where money was on the line. The findings, described in the journal Nature, hint at the integral role that certain religious beliefs may have played in the dramatic expansion of human societies.
  • Pope Francis to stand with migrants at U.S. border

    02/10/2016 5:33:02 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 107 replies
    WND ^ | 10 Feb 16 | Cheryl Chumley
    Pontiff's show of solidarity during visit to Mexico Pope Francis, who has spent the past several months pressing nations, including America, to embrace those fleeing the unrest in the Middle East, Africa and Asia with open arms - and open borders - is now taking that stance to a new political level and planning a solidarity stand with migrants along the U.S.-Mexico boundary. Market Watch reported Francis is due to arrive in Mexico on Friday for a six-day visit. And as part of that visit, he is planning to stand on the U.S. border, in Ciudad Juarez, and deliver a...
  • Californians Are Voting With Their Feet

    02/11/2016 6:57:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    RCM ^ | 02/11/2016 | Carson Bruno
    California has something of a migration problem. Yes, the state's population growth rate has been hovering just under 1% for a few years with natural increases and international net migration staying just strong enough for the state to continue growing, but California's consistent net domestic out-migration should be concerning to Sacramento as it develops state policy. As the adage goes, people vote with their feet and one thing is clear, more people are choosing to leave California than come. First, a note about population growth. A state's population grows (or shrinks) based on two major components: one, natural increase -...
  • RFK’s killer, Sirhan Sirhan, denied parole despite a Kennedy confidant’s call for his release

    02/10/2016 9:45:13 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 10. 2016 | Peter Holley
    After decades of investigation, Paul Schrade has no doubt about the identity of the man who shot him in the head shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel: It was Sirhan Sirhan, the same gunman convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy. And yet, when Schrade came face to face with Sirhan for the first time in nearly 50 years, at a parole hearing in San Diego on Wednesday, he argued that the notorious gunman wasn't Kennedy's killer. But the panel wasn't swayed and Sirhan was denied parole for the 15th time, according to...
  • GOP Shatters it's Turnout Record: Democrats Lag Behind

    02/10/2016 9:25:45 AM PST · by Wpin · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans set a new turnout record Tuesday in New Hampshire’s primary, attracting more than a quarter of a million voters to the polls and offering evidence that most of the energy in the 2016 presidential race continues to be on the GOP side. Democrats saw a strong turnout, but their two-person race couldn’t recapture the magic of the 2008 battle between Hillary Clinton and then-candidate Barack Obama — a race that presaged Mr. Obama’s eventual cruise to victory in November.
  • Carly Fiorina ends presidential bid

    02/10/2016 3:27:21 PM PST · by TBP · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Carly Fiorina is ending her bid for the Republican presidential nomination. The former Hewlett-Packard executive announced the decision on Facebook Wednesday after finishing seventh in New Hampshire's primary. "While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them," Fiorina said in a post. The writing was on the wall after she didn't qualify for last week's ABC News debate, and a last-minute campaign on her behalf to allow her in was unsuccessful. Fiorina's...
  • Robert Kennedy's Assassin Faces Parole Board

    02/10/2016 1:29:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    SKY News ^ | February 10, 2016
    The man who fatally shot presidential candidate Robert Kennedy nearly half a century ago faces a parole board in California. Sirhan Sirhan, 71, will have his 15th such hearing at the Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego on Wednesday. The Palestinian-born Sirhan is serving a life sentence for opening fire on the political scion at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on 5 June 1968. He has denied having any recollection of the killing, but has also said he targeted Kennedy because of his support for Israel. Sirhan was last denied parole in 2011, when the board ruled...
  • Carly Fiorina: I’m out

    02/10/2016 1:16:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | AllahPundit
    It’s a distant memory now but in the last two weeks of September, after her celebrated attack on Trump at the second Republican debate, she was in double digits nationally and in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina. Then everyone just … moved on and she was a low single-digits candidate the rest of the way. Even now, I’m not sure what she did to fade so quickly and durably. I suppose it was a simple matter of her being outraised and outspent and then suffocated by Trump’s total domination of earned media.Of all the dark-horse candidates who’ve run in...
  • Carly Fiorina Ends Bid For Republican Presidential Nomination

    02/10/2016 12:22:52 PM PST · by drewh · 61 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | February 10, 2016 3:12 PM ET | Scott Detrow
    Carly Fiorina is exiting the Republican presidential race after a seventh-place showing in last night's New Hampshire primary. "While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them," said Fiorina in a statement. Fiorina was an unconventional candidate. Her only previous political effort had been a 10-point loss in a race for U.S. Senate in California, and her tenure at Hewlett-Packard was most notable for her being fired by the board of directors...
  • Fiorina drops out [her statement on facebook]

    02/10/2016 12:09:20 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 68 replies
    facebook ^ | 02/10/2016 | Carly Fiorina
    This campaign was always about citizenship—taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I've said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I'm not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer...
  • The Paris Massacre Sunk Dr. Ben Carson

    02/10/2016 12:32:09 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 hours ago | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich seized second place in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday evening, in a race Donald Trump had dominated since the fall. But others had also spent time in the second place slot behind Trump, including former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina after her strong undercard debate performance in September; and Dr. Ben Carson, who was in second for much of the autumn, but finished in last place on Tuesday evening. What happened? A look at the RealClearPolitics averages allows us to pinpoint the exact moment when Carson began to fade, never to recover: Nov. 13, 2015....
  • Authorities: 3-month-old shot and killed in Compton

    02/10/2016 6:23:02 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 9, 2016
    Authorities say a 3-month-old girl has been shot in the face and killed in a house in Compton, and they're seeking two men as suspects.
  • How long for the Peruta En Banc Process in California?

    02/09/2016 5:18:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego is a closely watched case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Originally, a three judge panel ruled that Sheriff’s did not have the authority to arbitrarily refuse to grant permits to most citizens who applied for them, invalidating the “good reason” excuse that Sheriffs were using.The case is particularly important because the panel ruled that there is a Constituitonal right to carry a gun outside of the home, and that government entities may not effectively ban the carry of firearms outside of the home for self defense. At least one judge in...
  • Ben Carson: I’m Open to Being Donald Trump's Vice President

    02/09/2016 3:24:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Mediaite via MSN ^ | 2/09/16 | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on the day of the New Hampshire primary that he was open to serving as vice president under another candidate, specifically saying that he would be willing to sit down and discuss it with Donald Trump. "Would you be ever open to a VP spot?" asked Fox Business host Neil Cavuto. "I would have to have major philosophical alignment with whoever it was," Carson responded. "I would have to have guarantees that I could do some substantial things." Cavuto asked whether that applied to Donald Trump as well. "I certainly would sit down and...
  • The FBI is still struggling to unlock San Bernardino killer's phone

    02/09/2016 2:47:00 PM PST · by bkopto · 75 replies
    The Verge ^ | 2/9/2016 | Russell Brandom
    Months after the tragic shooting at a health clinic in San Bernardino, FBI agents are still unable to unlock the phone used by one of the attackers, according to new statements by FBI director James Comey. Speaking before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey mentioned the case as a prime example of device encryption hindering an investigation. "In San Bernardino, a very important investigation for us, we still have one of those killer's phones that we have not been able to open," Comey told the Committee. "It's been over two months now. We're still working on it."
  • Rubio's [H-1B] Immigration Plan Will Only Cause Suffering For Americans

    02/09/2016 2:07:28 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 19 replies
    Overpasses For America ^ | February 8th, 2016 | Mark Thies
    I first met Sen. Marco Rubio at a Republican fundraiser in 2014 where he was the featured speaker."Hi, my name is Mark Thies", I said. "I'm an Engineering Professor at Clemson.""Engineers!", he said. "Boy, we sure need a lot more of them, don't we!"I shook my head in wonder at his comment. Indeed, if you get your news from the mainstream mediayou might think there's a big shortage of students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The truth, however, is quite different.For example, Clemson's engineering enrollment has reached almost 5,300 students - an 80 percent increase since 2008!In my...
  • Marco Rubio is biggest loser. Trump and the governors all have a good night in NH

    02/06/2016 10:06:24 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 212 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/7/2016 | Douglas E. Schoen
    <p>Saturday night at the GOP debate in New Hampshire belonged to the executives: the governors and the businessman.</p> <p>Indeed, if Saturday is any indication of what kind of debater Donald Trump can be, then it's safe to say that it really was a mistake for him to skip the Fox News debate before the Iowa caucus. He may very have won it if he had shown this kind of strength and adeptness just days before Iowans went out to vote.</p>
  • The Classiest Debate Moment That No-One Noticed – Never Leave A Good Man Down…

    02/07/2016 9:43:49 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 82 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | February 7, 2016 | sundance
    Few people will talk about this, and fewer will even want to acknowledge it, but what Donald Trump did before the debate even began shows the measure of a real man’s worth. At the beginning of the ABC debate, each of the candidates were being introduced in a specific order. The first name called to the stage was Chris Christie. The applause was loud and lingered through the time when Martha Raddatz called the second candidate Ben Carson. Dr. Carson did not hear his name called (easy to understand why when you listen to the video) and stood in the...
  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Dog in Police Department Lobby

    02/09/2016 10:52:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 9, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    A man is behind bars after allegedly attacking his dog while in the lobby of a California police department. According to KTLA, 48-year-old Christian Najera was taken into custody after a police employee saw him abusing a small Chihuahua in the lobby. The employee said she heard a man yelling and looked at monitors that were recording what was happening in the lobby. She told authorities that she saw Najera kick the dog several times and then "violently swing it in the air by its leash." "There was nothing to provoke him. He was by himself," said Capt. Mike Neff,...
  • There's been a boom in driver's licenses issued to immigrants here illegally

    02/09/2016 6:56:38 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/8/2016 | Tatiana Sanchez
    Judith Benitez had gone most of her adult life without knowing how to drive. The 35-year-old woman from Mexico who is in the U.S. illegally would ask family members for rides to pick up her children from school. Trips to the grocery store or the doctor's office were complicated. That changed last year when Assembly Bill 60 was implemented, granting people in the country illegally the right to obtain driver's licenses in California. Benitez, who lives in Lemon Grove, learned to drive and was among those in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles the day the law took effect.
  • California Overpaid State Employees, Working To Get Back $700K

    02/08/2016 6:00:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 8, 2016 | 3:44 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    California officials say the state overpaid at least $700,000 to state employees last month and the government is working to get the money back. The Sacramento Bee reports about 20,000 state employees got too much money in their paycheck -- ranging from $37 to $101 per employee. State Controller's Office spokesman John Hill says the mistake was limited to workers covered by two unions, including 12,689 employees in the California Correctional Peace Officers Association and "about 7,000" workers in the International Union of Operating Engineers Bargaining Unit 12. ...
  • North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50

    02/08/2016 5:50:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 83 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 8, 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50 BY Nicole Hensley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / Monday, February 8, 2016, 5:29 AM Kim Kwang Hyon/AP North Korea's satellite, which was launched on Feb. 7, passed over the Super Bowl 50 game. Pictured is the country's Unha 3 at the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang in 2012. A "Shining Star" was watching over Levi's Stadium after the Broncos 24-10 win. As football fans poured out of the Bay Area stadium, North Korea's observational satellite zipped by the field at an orbit 300 miles above the Earth at...
  • Firearm-Related Hospitalizations in California 1992 to 2010

    02/08/2016 8:37:10 AM PST · by MeganC · 6 replies
    Full title: Trends in Firearm-Related Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations in California, 1992 to 2010 A friend of mine who works for a Republican legislator in California sent me this link which I saved as a pdf. According to her there are some Democrats who want this report suppressed because it isn't helping them with making the case that gun ownership is a "health care crisis" in California. The actual statistics in this report show an absurdly huge (74%) decline in people getting injured by guns in California between 1992 and 2010. In that same time gun ownership went through...
  • Former Mexican President: We're Not Paying for 'Stupid' Wall

    02/08/2016 7:03:41 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 95 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | by Brian Latimer
    A former Mexican president had some tough words when asked about GOP candidate Donald Trump's much-touted plan to build a border wall that he says will be paid for by Mexico. "We are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it's going to be completely useless," said former Mexican president Felipe Calderón when asked about this at the AmCham Egypt for Business Conference on Sunday. Calderón told CNBC's Hadley Gamble his country will not be funding the construction of the wall, also adding that while Trump blames Mexican migration for the majority of illegal...
  • Hoefling vs. Trump?

    02/08/2016 8:16:26 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 23 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Tom Hoefling
    Should find out today if the California Secretary of State is going to place my name on the presidential primary ballot of the American Independent Party which will be conducted on June 7th. We'll also find out if they also placed Donald Trump's name there as well. He'll likely be on the Republican ballot line in their closed primary, but the AIP offered his name up as well for their non-binding open primary, in which Independents will be able to vote. California law allows candidates to appear on multiple party ballot lines. Once again, though, the actual nominee of the...
  • Zodiac Killers Identity MAY be......The BTK killer.

    02/07/2016 9:52:05 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 35 replies
    SOTT ^ | 2/6/16 | Chris Summers
    Ms McGath has been studying links between the two killers for two years, especially the letters they both wrote, and she told Daily Star Online : "There are just so many similarities between Zodiac and BTK." She said the authorities ruled out a link because of a "general alibi" assuming Rader was serving in the US air force in Japan at the time of Zodiac's crimes. But she said he could easily have travelled back to California to carry out the killings and she points out in her book how close many of the killings were to air force bases....
  • Quinnipiac: Trump And Rubio Up, Cruz Down [Trump 31, Cruz 22, Rubio 19]

    02/05/2016 6:05:45 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 82 replies
    quinnipiac.edu ^ | February 5
    Donald Trump still leads the GOP presidential pack among Republican voters nationwide, with 31 percent, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with 22 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 19 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Dr. Ben Carson has 6 percent, with 9 percent undecided and no other candidate above 3 percent. In the Democratic race nationwide, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has 44 percent, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 42 percent, and 11 percent undecided
  • Fundraising calls: Obama heads west

    02/07/2016 6:29:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Rev up Air Force One, it's fundraising time again, along with symbolic moments and scenic views. In 48 hours President Obama departs the nation's capital for points west and an extended stay. Here's what's on the big travel agenda, beginning Wednesday: "Nine years after he announced his candidacy for president, the President will return to the place where his political career began by traveling to Springfield, Illinois. Now in the final year of his second term, the President looks forward to addressing the Illinois General Assembly about what we can do, together, to build better politics," the White House advises....
  • Cruz: Drafting women is 'nuts'

    02/07/2016 2:23:04 PM PST · by Isara · 170 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/07/16 | Katie Glueck
    PETERBOROUGH, N.H.-Ted Cruz on Sunday said he opposes requiring women to register for a potential draft, breaking with Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, all of whom indicated support for opening up the Selective Service to women during Saturday night's debate. "I have to admit, as I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was, 'Are you guys nuts?'" Cruz said Sunday, speaking at a town hall here. "Listen, we have had enough with political correctness, especially in the military. Political correctness is dangerous. And the idea that we would draft our daughters to forcibly bring them...
  • Poll: 4-way GOP fight for second in New Hampshire

    02/07/2016 12:12:24 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/2016 | THEODORIC MEYER
    Donald Trump still has a commanding lead in New Hampshire two days ahead of the primary, according to a new Monmouth University poll released Sunday, but there's a four-way race for second place. Trump commands 30 percent support from likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, the poll found. John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz were virtually tied for second place, with 14 percent support for Kasich, 13 percent each for Rubio and Bush and 12 percent for Cruz. Other candidates were far behind. Chris Christie had 6 percent support, Carly Fiorina had 5 percent and Ben...
  • Watch Donald Trump tell Jeb Bush to shut up

    02/07/2016 9:44:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Vox ^ | 2/7/16 | German Lopez
    Donald Trump doesn't like being interrupted. At the Republican debate on Saturday, when Jeb Bush broke into one of Trump's answers, Trump turned around and shushed Bush. This was a continuation of how Trump has long handled Bush, often verbally bullying the Florida governor and characterizing him as weak. But this was also during a particularly tense conversation over eminent domain, in which the government takes over private property for other purposes. Trump defended the practice - specifically, calling it necessary to build roads and other infrastructure.
  • Is This Ancient Greek 'Laptop' Proof That Time Travel Is Real? [in short, no]

    02/06/2016 2:35:49 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 105 replies
    Yahoo -- ABC News Network ^ | February 5, 2016 | some wackadoodle
    A statue showing a young girl holding up what appears to be a laptop -- complete with USB ports -- has sparked a frenzy among conspiracy theorists. The statue, 'Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant' is in The J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California. 'I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer,' said YouTuber StillSpeakingOut. 'But when I look at the sculpture I can't help but think about the Oracle of Delphi, which was supposed to allow the priests to connect with the gods to retrieve advanced information and various aspects.' In...
  • HUNDREDS of Protesters Carry “TRUMP IS RIGHT” Signs at First PEGIDA Rally in England

    02/06/2016 11:38:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 6,2016 | Jim Hoft
    HUNDREDS of Supporters took part in the first PEGIDA rally in Birmingham, England on Saturday. https://mobile.twitter.com/BreitbartLondon/status/696032870872326144/photo/1
  • The LA Times Wants You to Feel Bad About Babies Being Born

    02/05/2016 6:51:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 4, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    In bold, stark lettering, an article by the LA Times featured the following ground-breaking headline splashed across its Wednesday edition: “After Texas Stopped Funding Planned Parenthood, Low-Income Women Had More Babies.” The article is based on a recent study conducted by the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which seeks to link a recent 1.9 percent increase in Texas births paid for by Medicaid to the fact that the state cut off funding to the nation's largest abortion provider last year. In other words, more babies are...
  • Some say San Francisco's open-air urinal must go

    02/05/2016 1:48:36 PM PST · by rey · 42 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 5 Feb 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO — An attorney representing a group of civic organizations has sent a legal claim letter to the city of San Francisco threatening to sue if an open-air urinal in Dolores Park is not removed in 20 days. The concrete circular urinal, which is out in the open and screened only through plants for privacy, was installed in the iconic park last month to the approval of some. They said the park's meager three toilets led some to relieve themselves in bushes and on buildings. But the backlash has already started with six civic groups teaming up in a...
  • New Hampshire poll: Trump on top, Rubio in second

    02/04/2016 2:29:31 PM PST · by McGruff · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Donald Trump continues to hold a wide lead among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/WMUR tracking poll, with the pack vying for second place is beginning to break up. Behind Trump's field-leading 29% support, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio climbs to second place with 18% following his strong third place finish in Iowa, followed by Ted Cruz (13%) and John Kasich (12%) in a near-tie for third. Jeb Bush holds fifth place at 10%, a hair behind Cruz and Kasich, with Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina well behind at 4% each. The fight for second...
  • Nancy Pelosi Invokes ‘Prophet Muhammad’ At National Prayer Breakfast

    02/04/2016 2:23:56 PM PST · by detective · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/04/2016 | Casey Harper
    Congressmen, President Barack Obama and faith leaders from around the country met for the annual prayer breakfast in Washington, D.C. Thursday. At the breakfast, House Minority Leader Democrat Nancy Pelosi took the opportunity to invoke "the prophet Muhammad."
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    02/04/2016 1:14:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 12:35 PM EST | Penny Starr
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  • Ryan, McCarthy again tell Chaffetz to stay away from Clinton

    02/04/2016 11:42:41 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 100 replies
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  • 'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration

    02/04/2016 11:30:19 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 116 replies
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