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  • In 2016 operation, Dr. Carson is outpacing many U.S. presidential rivals

    06/29/2015 8:08:48 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon with no experience in the cutthroat world of Washington politics, is riding a surprising wave of support among conservatives that has placed him near the top of contenders for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. The soft-spoken 63-year-old Carson, an African-American who only officially became a Republican last year, has found an opening in the wide-open race in which 13 candidates are running for the White House. His resume of having performed 15,000 surgical operations is the most unusual of anyone in the field. In polls, Carson outperforms most of his fellow...
  • CU’s Bossie Says Trump’s 2nd Place Showing in Poll Shows Base ‘Desperately Looking for Leadership’

    06/24/2015 5:51:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 24, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Citizens United chief David Bossie says the Fox News poll released on Wednesday reinforces results his organization obtained in a survey of its own. The Fox poll shows Donald Trump in second place among 2016 Republican presidential contenders, and Bossie calls that a clear sign that “the conservative movement that makes up the Republican party voter base is desperately looking for leadership.” The stunning new Fox News poll shows Jeb Bush in the lead with the support of 15 percent of likely Republican primary voters, but Trump is right behind him in second...
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • Citizens United Poll: Trump Surges, Rubio Collapses (Cruz a strong third place)

    06/24/2015 11:24:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 24, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Results of a new poll show that Americans are fed up with career politicians and the establishment Republican base. In a Citizens United poll, Dr. Ben Carson came out as the top pick out of 2016 GOP presidential candidates. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in second by just .1 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) came in third at 15.9 percent, and real estate mogul Donald Trump came in at fourth place with 13.1 percent. Citizens United, an organization for limited government, surveyed its members across America to find out whom they are currently supporting in the full field of GOP...
  • HAYWORTH: Carson, Cruz to campaign in NW Iowa (Also Huckabee and Kasich)

    06/22/2015 1:06:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | June 22, 2015 | Bret Hayworth
    Two Republican presidential candidates will campaign in Northwest Iowa through Friday. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, has set Thursday events at a Rock Rapids bank at 8 a.m. and a Sioux Center business at 9:30 a.m. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will be in Sheldon and Pierson on Friday. Cruz will hold a traditional town hall meeting at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon Community Services Center. The 7 p.m. event will be more folksy, with a preceding suppertime pork picnic and live band at the Pierson city park and ball field. State Sen. Bill Anderson will participate in that...
  • Romney Invited Axelrod to GOP Presidential Candidate Gathering, Shunned Cruz and Carson

    06/18/2015 2:53:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 17, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Mitt Romney invited Obama political strategist David Axelrod to address a political gathering in Utah last week. The event was officially hosted by Romney and Solamere Capital, the investment firm whose executive committee he chairs, and was designed to introduce a host of GOP presidential contenders to wealthy donors. However, some notable names were apparently left off the guest list. They include announced candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Carson, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee. Jeb Bush, who was invited, did not attend because he was in Europe. But three announced candidates—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Carly Fiorina and Lindsay Graham—and...
  • Why Donald Trump Matters

    06/17/2015 3:53:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies
    RedState ^ | June 16, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    A friend works for a radio personality who will go nameless. The radio personality has been, off air, a person of deep faith and a listener of problems. But as the personality’s radio career has grown and with it an on air personality that is best known for pointed, direct, and unvarnished advice to callers, so too has the off air personality grown that way. The friend told me that now the mild mannered person of faith no longer really listens, but interjects advice into conversations and comes across off air like the on air personality. What had been a...
  • Madam President Hillary Clinton

    06/17/2015 8:47:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    South Africa's News24 ^ | June 17, 2015 | Luke Folb
    The light at the end of the tunnel is little over a year away with the 2016 Presidential Elections taking centre place in the political calendar next year. The field has swelled so dramatically over the last three months that the GOP candidates look more like different acts in a circus program than potential Presidential nominees. There is one candidate that has emerged as the only realistic choice for President from this potential ‘democalypse’ as Jon Stewart likes to call it and her name is Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner on both sides of the candidate’s circus...
  • Impressions of Scott, Ted, Donald & Ben after stops in Raleigh

    06/09/2015 2:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | June 9, 2015 | Rob Christensen
    Raleigh looked like Iowa-lite over the weekend, with presidential candidates popping up everywhere. They gave speeches, worked the hallways, and posed for selfies at the three-day state GOP convention held at the Raleigh Convention Center. They met with potential donors and activists, attended fundraisers, and made pilgrimages to Jones Street. They hated Barack and Hillary, loved Reagan and Israel. And left the impression that Obamacare was only slightly better than radical Islamic terrorism. This is the result of the legislature moving up North Carolina’s presidential primaries from its traditional date in May to probably the first Tuesday in March –...
  • Is Ben Carson’s campaign imploding?

    06/07/2015 6:42:38 AM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Hot Avir ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Having watched more than a few of these campaigns unfold, I would venture to say that when you see a presidential primary team abandoning ship it’s usually because the campaign is beginning to look like a lost cause and the staff is still hoping to catch on with somebody who has a better chance. But that’s not the case with Ben Carson’s bid. The poll of polls still has the popular neurosurgeon within two points of Bush, Walker and Rubio and the freshest Fox News survey has him in a statistical tie for the lead. That’s what makes the latest...
  • Is Ben Carson’s campaign imploding?

    06/06/2015 5:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 6, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Having watched more than a few of these campaigns unfold, I would venture to say that when you see a presidential primary team abandoning ship it’s usually because the campaign is beginning to look like a lost cause and the staff is still hoping to catch on with somebody who has a better chance. But that’s not the case with Ben Carson’s bid. The poll of polls still has the popular neurosurgeon within two points of Bush, Walker and Rubio and the freshest Fox News survey has him in a statistical tie for the lead. That’s what makes the latest...
  • Walker, Cruz, Carson and Trump to speak at N.C. GOP state convention (this weekend)

    06/05/2015 2:34:43 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 4 replies
    The News and Observer ^ | June 4, 2015 | By Taylor Knopf
    (an exerpt) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Donald Trump are a few of the featured speakers who will be in Raleigh this weekend. Both Carson and Cruz are officially running for president in 2016, and Walker is widely expected to run as well. Recent media reports suggest Trump may enter the crowded field for the GOP nomination. Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article23116524.html#storylink=cpy
  • Beyond Rand: The GOP Can Win Black Votes

    06/01/2015 8:06:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 1, 2015 | Keli Goff
    The Kentucky senator gets a lot of attention for his outreach efforts. But he’s not the only Republican looking to win black voters in the post-Obama era. If Republicans really care about winning in 2016, then they may want to pay more attention to the voters who haven’t ever voted Republican. With each passing election the Republican electorate has gotten older and whiter, while America is getting younger and browner. That presents a problem for what is increasingly becoming the Gray Old Party. The only real choice for Republicans is to win a meaningful share of brown or black voters....
  • Poll: Walker holds 7-point lead over GOP presidential rivals in Iowa

    05/31/2015 12:44:48 PM PDT · by familyop · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 30, 2015 | Maeve Reston and Ashley Killough
    Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker holds a 7-point advantage among Iowan voters over the rest of the crowded Republican field in the scramble for the party's 2016 nomination for president, a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll finds...Walker has not declared his candidacy,...Paul and Carson were tied for second place with 10% of the vote...Florida Sen. Marco Rubio finished tied for sixth place with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum,...
  • Fiorina, Carson jostling to move into the top tier

    05/24/2015 9:40:08 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 24, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) kicked off this week in Oklahoma City and many of the GOP presidential hopefuls were on hand to make their pitch. Two of them in particular caught the notice of the political reporting class as well as the attendees. Carly Fiorina gave a very well received stem winder which had the crowd on their feet, and rather than going after her fellow primary contenders, her sights were set on the Democrats’ presumptive nominee. Fiorina is keeping with a familiar theme which she established right out of the gate. In an era when the media...
  • Fox News Turns On Mike Huckabee And Tries To Kill His Presidential Campaign

    05/24/2015 2:27:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | May 24, 2015 | Jason Easley
    Fox News has decided that Mike Huckabee should not be the Republican nominee, so Chris Wallace went on the attack against Huckabee’s flat tax plan on Fox News Sunday. Video: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CHRIS WALLACE: You want to abolish the income tax. You want to abolish the IRS and create a fair tax, which as you say is a national sales tax, but critics say the problem with that is that it’s too regressive. The Tax Policy Center said this, that “the average rate for the lowest income group would exceed 33% while the average rate for the top group would fall to...
  • Carson wins early GOP straw poll (Followed by Walker and Cruz at Oklahoma City's SRLC confab)

    05/23/2015 12:12:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | May 23, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson won the presidential straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City on Saturday, beating out Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Carson won 25.4 percent of the vote, while Walker took 20.5 percent and Cruz received 16.4 percent. Other GOP presidential hopefuls and potential candidates finished far behind the top trio. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finished a distant fourth with 5.3 percent of the vote, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry took 5 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush won 4.9 percent. Winning the straw poll could provide a...
  • Now, Ben Carson Leads In A Republican Poll

    05/14/2015 2:38:35 PM PDT · by VinL · 25 replies
    NPR ^ | 5/14/2015 | rakkton Booker
    Following a trio of Republican campaign announcements last week, Ben Carson leaps to the top spot of GOP presidential candidates in the latest Fox News poll tied with presumed GOP front-runner Jeb Bush. Carson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee all entered the race for the Republican nomination early last week, but none has seen as dramatic a bump as the retired neurosurgeon. Carson Touts Candor As A Plus For His GOP Presidential Bid Both Bush and Carson sit atop the Fox poll at 13 percent each among Republican primary voters. That's a seven-point bounce...
  • Ben Carson touts a flat tax plan that even the poor would pay

    05/10/2015 3:21:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | May 10, 2015 | William Douglas
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson Sunday touted a flat tax plan that he says even the nation’s poor would pay if he’s elected. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Carson said it’s "very condescending" to think that poor people can’t pay taxes at the same flat rate as wealthier Americans. Carson said he got the idea for his plan – he calls it a proportional tax – from tithing in the Bible. Using a 10 percent rate as an example, Carson said "You make $10 billion a year, you pay $1 billion. You make $10 a year, you pay one dollar."...
  • South Carolina Freedom Summit *Live* (Cruz speech vid #23)

    05/09/2015 11:51:33 AM PDT · by Syncro · 47 replies
    cspan ^ | May 9, 2005 | CSPAN
    Cruz on now http://www.c-span.org/networks/?channel=c-span
  • EXCLUSIVE–BEN CARSON: MOM AND POP SMALL BUSINESSES ARE ‘REAL STRENGTHS OF AMERICA’

    05/09/2015 10:37:11 AM PDT · by yuffy · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 May 2015 | by ALEX SWOYER
    Dr. Ben Carson, GOP presidential candidate who launched his campaign Monday, made his way down Main Street in Greenville, South Carolina, to the South Carolina Freedom Summit on Saturday, stopping to chat with voters. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, spoke with the voters attending Artisphere, a street fair where hundreds of small business owners hosted booths showcasing their goods. It’s an every Saturday morning event in Greenville, but Saturday was special, as most of the customers took time to meet and chat with Carson. In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Carson said that small businesses are an important issue for...
  • Ben Carson backs raising minimum wage

    05/08/2015 9:42:14 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 171 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 08, 2015, 12:12 pm | Ben Kamisar
    Conservative presidential candidate Ben Carson says the $7.25 federal minimum wage should be raised.“I think, probably, it should be higher than now,” Carson told CNBC’s John Harwood in an interview Friday.Carson added that government assistance often provides more than the minimum wage in several states, allowing people to ignore the long-term benefits of a job."I don't necessarily blame people for saying, 'Look, I can stay home and make this money, or I can go and work this little chicken job that doesn't have many benefits,’ ” he said."However, recognize that if you go and take that chicken job, you gain...
  • Hallelujah! Ben Carson Joined the Fray

    05/06/2015 3:00:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/06/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Carson, one would hope, will force the Republicans to step out of their bubble of protection, and peek around their shield of denial Dr. Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson, Sr. is a fantastic human being. He’s a retired neurosurgeon that has the distinction of being the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. He’s also an author, and now he has decided to be a politician that isn’t a politician. Carson’s claim to fame, the moment that he truly stood in the spotlight, is not connected to his life as a neurosurgeon. It all began at a...
  • Ted Cruz announcement still tops in social media: Ted Cruz in the news

    05/05/2015 10:10:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | May 5, 2015 | Henry J. Gomez
    Today's Ted Cruz news: "On a day of dueling presidential announcements, conservative neurosurgeon Ben Carson was the clear winner in Facebook engagement, driving nearly three times the traffic of former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina. ... In relation to other GOP contenders, both fall on the lower end of engagement. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio got about 1.3 million interactions from 695,000 people, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul got about 1.9 million interactions from 865,000 people, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came out on top with 5.5 million interactions generated by 2.1 million people." Read more from CBS News. Cruz has assembled his...
  • Ben Carson, Gifted Surgeon and Political Neophyte, Announces Presidential Bid

    05/04/2015 8:32:55 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 93 replies
    05/04/15 | self
    Ben Carson announces presidential run!
  • GOP field to expand by three this week

    05/03/2015 3:38:21 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 42 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | May 3, 2015 3:34 p.m | Reid J. Epstein and Elizabeth Williamson
    The race for the Republican presidential nomination will gain three new candidates this week: a retired physician, a former corporate chief, and a former governor and media personality who face long odds of success but who could help shape the primary-season debate and the calculations of front-runners trying to build winning coalitions.
  • Ben Carson Endorses Rob Portman's Re-election as Ohio Senator

    04/23/2015 3:07:13 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 Apr 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Retired neurosurgeon and likely presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson this weekend endorsed Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's re-election campaign against likely Democratic challenger Ted Strickland. "I want to see Rob Portman re-elected to the U.S. Senate and encourage Ohio voters to join his campaign and keep the Senate in Republican control," said Carson, a spokesman at the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County's annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday night in Cleveland, according to a party press release.
  • Dr. Ben Carson Attempts to Clarify His Second Amendment Stance at NRA Annual Meetings

    04/11/2015 8:17:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/10/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Nashville - Speaking from the 144th annual NRA Annual Meetings Friday afternoon, potential GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson attempted to clarify his stance on the Second Amendment. "For the record let me make it extremely clear that I am extremely pro-Second Amendment and that I would never allow anyone to tamper with that right," Carson said. "We will never let the right to keep and bear arms be removed from those [generations] who follow us in this great nation," he continued.
  • Ben Carson Says "Rights Of Christians" Get Short Shrift In America

    04/09/2015 12:14:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Dr. Ben Carson is calling for more attention to be given to Christians and their rights, suggesting that they are being passed over in favor of other concerns, such as gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • GOP Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Blames Hip-Hop For The Deterioration of Black Communities

    04/06/2015 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 06, 2015 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    GOP Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Blames Hip-Hop For The Deterioration of Black Communities – on an R&B radio station Called for a return to faith-based values during an interview on a channel that describes itself as 'America’s most recognizable black radio station' Hip community was defined by Carson as an 'aspect of modern society that pretty much dismisses anything that has to do with Jesus Christ' 'As we allow the hip-hop community to destroy' our values, he said, 'we continue to deteriorate' Long-shot 2016 contender is currently on a campaign swing through New Hampshire; his exploratory committee says its raised...
  • Ben Carson: Create Palestinian State in Egypt, Get Israel out of Hamas’s Rocket Fire Range

    03/22/2015 5:25:32 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 52 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 3/23/15 | Dan Riehl
    While taking a good deal of criticism for his seeming lack of knowledge on foreign policy this week, Republican Ben Carson told Bloomberg Politics that he is in process of taking in a great deal of information in that regard. In a statement to Bloomberg Politics, Carson acknowledged that he was constantly boning up on foreign policy. “Although I have visited the Baltic Rim and over 57 other countries around the world,” he said, “I am still in the stage of rapidly learning about the political dynamics of global politics.” -snip- He also took the time to offer up something...
  • Ben Carson creates committee to explore presidential bid: WSJ

    03/03/2015 6:55:45 AM PST · by mac_truck · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 3 2015 | Staff
    Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported. With the exploratory committee, Carson can raise money that he can transfer to his campaign once it begins, the Journal said. He has made a number of hires lately, including a national finance director and aides in several early voting states, Giles said, adding that the campaign would soon announce more "major players," who will join Carson's team, the newspaper said. Carson, a former neurosurgeon at Maryland-based...
  • Ben Carson Hires National Finance Director

    02/25/2015 5:15:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    National Review's The Corner ^ | February 24, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson has hired former Newt Gingrich fundraiser Amy Pass to be his national finance director. Pass, according to longtime Carson pal Terry Giles, who is running the show for his friend behind the scenes, helped raise over $52 million for Gingrich’s group American Solutions and went on to serve as the national finance director of his 2012 presidential campaign. “While I believe Dr. Carson will be second to none in grassroots fund raising, we are by no means willing to surrender to anyone regarding traditional approaches,” Giles told National Review Online in an email on Tuesday. He said...
  • We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Not Us

    02/18/2015 6:43:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    The graphic pictures of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive by militants from the Islamic State, or ISIS, were chilling and raised doubts about the humanity of the Islamic terrorists capable of such barbarism. This coupled with beheadings and crucifixions gives us a better understanding of the evil we, along with the rest of the world, are facing. These terrorists have stated their intention to annihilate Israel and to destroy the American way of life, which they consider corrupt and evil. Undoubtedly, we in America have our faults like every other country inhabited by human beings, but it requires the...
  • Ben Carson: Obama Must Not Be Allowed to Block Homeland Security Funding [Talk of Treason!]

    02/16/2015 7:55:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 16, 2015 | Wanda Carruthers and Bill Hoffmann
    Ben Carson: Obama Must Not Be Allowed to Block Homeland Security Funding 16 Feb 2015 By Wanda Carruthers and Bill Hoffmann If President Barack Obama vetoes funding the Department of Homeland Security because it doesn’t include support for his immigration initiatives, it might be time to talk about "treason," retired neurosurgeon and potential 2016 presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson told Newsmax TV's "America's Forum." The House and Senate have been wrestling with funding for Homeland Security over Obama's controversial immigration executive order that gave temporary legal status to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.g) The debate has put Democrats...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center places Dr. Ben Carson on its extremist watch list

    02/09/2015 9:25:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 2-9-2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has descended to the level of self-parody (though it has a lot of company on the left) with its posting of Dr. Ben Carson on its “extremist files” list. Dr. Carson, a world-renowned brain surgeon, has served as inspiration for generations of African-Americans, and was portrayed on screen by Cuba Gooding in the movie version of his autobiography Gifted Hands. But to SPLC, desperate to find targets and keep the donations coming in to support the lavish salaries of its executives, apparently no convoluted reasoning is too bizarre. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson rapidly ascended...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: No "Philosophical" Or "Religious" Exemptions For Vaccinations

    02/03/2015 8:15:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 105 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Breitbart News
    Dr. Ben Carson, a likely 2016 GOP presidential contenders, believes there should be no “philosophical” or “religious” exemptions for vaccinations. “Although I strongly believe in individual rights and the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit, I also recognize that public health and public safety are extremely important in our society,” Carson told The Hill.
  • U.S. workers strike for second day at nine refineries; one to shut

    02/02/2015 6:38:01 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-2-2015
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Union workers were on strike for a second day on Monday at nine U.S. refineries and chemical plants as they sought a new national contract with oil companies covering laborers at 63 plants. The walkouts were the first in support of a nationwide pact since 1980 and targeted plants with a combined 10 percent of U.S. refining capacity. One of the plants, Tesoro Corp's (TSO.N) 166,000-barrel-per-day Martinez, California, refinery, was being shut because it was in the midst of planned maintenance work. The other refineries appeared set to continue running normally as operators initiated contingency plans, calling...
  • Ben Carson's “Fairly Radical” 1996 Health Care Plan: Argued for gov't-run catastrophic health care

    01/23/2015 11:50:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 01/23/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Nearly 20 years ago, Carson argued for government-run catastrophic health care and “national guidelines” on how and when the very ill should be treated. Carson himself calls his proposals “fairly radical.” In 1996, Dr. Ben Carson, now a conservative favorite and potential presidential candidate, wrote a paper outlining his vision for U.S. health care. Some of his proposals: nationalized catastrophic care, essentially replacing Medicaid with health care food stamps, and “national guidelines” about when the elderly and terminally ill should receive care. By implementing government-run catastrophic health care, Carson argued, the price of premiums would go down so much...
  • A Guide to 2016 Republican Candidates' Positions on Illegal Immigration

    01/25/2015 12:02:31 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/16/2015 | Ben Shapiro
    With Republicans in Congress split over the best approach to Obama's executive amnesty - and with many establishment Republicans splitting form grassroots Republicans on the issue of illegal immigration more generally - it's clear that immigration will be a hot-button primary issue in 2016. ... So where do the potential candidates stand? Here's a rundown: ...
  • Ben Carson likens Islamic State to American patriots

    01/16/2015 5:49:51 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 60 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/15/15 | Steve Peoples
    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Republican presidential prospect Ben Carson on Thursday compared the Islamic State group to American patriots willing to die for freedom. ... Commonly known as ISIS, the Islamic State group has been responsible for hundreds of deaths across the Middle East in recent months. Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for recent beheadings of Western journalists and aid workers. One of the suspects in the recent Paris terror attacks claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group...
  • Ben Carson likens Islamic State to American patriots (MSM BS Alert)

    01/15/2015 4:23:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 82 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES
    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Republican presidential prospect Ben Carson on Thursday compared the Islamic State group to American patriots willing to die for freedom.In a speech to the Republican National Committee's winter meeting outside San Diego, the former neurosurgeon and conservative favorite praised American patriots for their willingness to give their lives for their beliefs. Then he mentioned the Islamic State group.
  • Pelosi to Name Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman to House Intel Committee

    01/15/2015 4:14:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 15, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Pelosi to Name Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman to House Intel CommitteePosted By Robert Spencer On January 15, 2015 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Politico reported Tuesday that Nancy Pelosi told a “closed-door meeting” that she was planning in the “coming days” to name the nation’s second Muslim Congressman, Rep. André Carson (D-IN), to the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.Carson already has entrée to highly sensitive areas. He is currently a member of the Armed Services Committee and, according to Politico, has “worked for the Department of Homeland Security’s Fusion Center — the clearinghouse established by the...
  • Ben Carson's pre-campaign troubles

    01/12/2015 2:04:50 PM PST · by House Atreides · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 12, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Dr. Ben Carson has become a fan favorite among Tea Partiers. A well-spoken, educated, political-outsider with an inspiring story, Carson has created enough excitement to inspire a national effort to draft him into a 2016 Presidential bid. Being an untried outsider might prove advantageous in some respects… until it comes time to deal with the airing of the past grievances. Those experienced in political combat have well-trained, battle-ready teams to deal with any unflattering press that might surface.
  • Historian [Federer]: Ben Carson Did Not Plagiarize My Book

    01/07/2015 11:55:37 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | January 7, 2015 | By Joel Gehrke
    Bill Federer, the author of a “quote book” featured repeatedly in Ben Carson’s America the Beautiful, defends the neurosurgeon-turned-presidential aspirant from charges of plagiarism. “In my estimation, he has used my material exactly the way I wanted my material to be used,” Federer tells National Review Online. “The fact that he had cited me 16 times shows that his intention was to be honest and up front in his use of my material and the two times that the BuzzFeed article cited that he had not, in my estimation, is an editor’s oversight, errata, and it’s not plagiarism.” The conservative...
  • Ben Carson’s History Book Plagiarizes SocialismSucks.Net And Many Other Sources

    01/07/2015 11:48:17 AM PST · by iowamark · 33 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | January 06, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Several sections of potential Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s 2012 book America the Beautiful were plagiarized from various sources, BuzzFeed News has found. In many cases Carson cites the works that he plagiarizes in endnotes, though he makes no effort to indicate that not just the source, but the words themselves, had been taken from different authors. The case is similar to a 2013 report from BuzzFeed News that found Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul plagiarized in his book while citing the works he copied in the footnotes. Paul’s book was eventually updated to include attribution. In one instance, Carson...
  • G.O.P. Hopes for Unity May Be Upset by Ben Carson

    12/22/2014 8:09:24 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 60 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | DEC. 21, 2014 | By TRIP GABRIEL
    INDIANAPOLIS — A conservative think tank recently sent Ben Carson, a potential presidential candidate and fierce critic of the federal health care overhaul, a series of messages to post on Twitter during the grilling in the House of Jonathan Gruber, the M.I.T. economist who advised the Obama administration. Mr. Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, has set off a prairie fire of rank-and-file conservatives urging him to run for the Republican nomination. He liked the think tank’s idea, but he knows that he excites supporters because he is an unscripted outsider. So he wrote his own Twitter posts, including, “Why was...
  • A Jew Says "Merry Christmas" and "Vote for Dr Carson"

    12/19/2014 4:28:31 AM PST · by Yaacov · 8 replies
    Run Ben Run Blog ^ | 12/18/2014 | Jerome N. Gould
    ...The Individual, Enterprise, Study, Work and Liberty formed the culture of the greatest country the world has yet seen, Benjamin Carson’s life, and especially the story of his remarkable mother and his escape from poverty echo the birth drama of The United States of America. In the end it is all about culture. He was born an outsider, a poor black kid. He became a great man because he was raised by a great mother. Dr. Carson’s single mother worked menial jobs all her life and yet she raised two sons to distinguished lives. One became a U.S. Naval Officer...
  • Ben Carson Thinks God Is Calling On Him To Save America, Stop Putinesque Obama

    12/12/2014 1:06:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | 12/10/14 | Brian Tashman
    Christian Broadcasting Network reporter David Brody has been slowly releasing excerpts from his interview with likely Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who has told Brody that liberals are responsible for “hate speech” and that he “feels fingers” from God telling him to make a run for the White House. Today, Brody released another segment from his interview where the conservative activist was joined by his wife, Candy, to describe how God is calling him to make a presidential bid. “We recognize that we are being instruments in the hand of God, he is the one who really orchestrates all of...
  • Gas Tax Campaign Gets Ugly Fast (also Ben Carson and guns)

    12/06/2014 12:35:02 AM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 12/6/2014 | Craig Robinson
    It’s pretty clear, there is going to be a major push to raise the state’s gas tax during the upcoming legislative session. While that should surprise no one, I was shocked to see the over-the-top TV ad that the pro-gas tax crowd is currently using to advance the issue. That’s right, school children are going to die if we don’t raise the gas tax. This outrageous ad makes all those negative ads in the U.S. Senate race look like child’s play. Talk about jumping the shark. The ad begins with the claim that there are currently 5,000 deficient bridges in...