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  • 2016 hopefuls Christie, Cruz court Jewish donors in New York

    05/29/2015 10:16:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 29, 2015, 4:41 pm | JILL COLVIN
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — One declared and one likely Republican presidential contender criticized the administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran and reaffirmed their support for Israel as they courted wealthy Jewish donors Thursday at a gala in New York.</p> <p>Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a declared presidential candidate, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is widely expected to jump into the race next month, criticized President Barack Obama’s handling of the Middle East as they worked to impress donors at the third annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala.</p>
  • Christie Should Really Stop Bragging About That Time He Used the PATRIOT Act to Entrap an Idiot

    05/29/2015 1:32:19 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 3 replies
    reason.com ^ | May. 29, 2015 12:14 pm | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    The story, as told in this classic 2005 This American Life episode, is a tale of ineptitude, entrapment, and bureaucratic self-perpetuation, starring very young U.S. attorney Christopher (!) Christie. The episode is a full hour, and you should absolutely listen to (or at least read) the whole thing. But until then, enjoy some highlights from Christie's dogged the pursuit of this dangerous terrorist: Here is a list of what Lakhani claims he can acquire, when prodded by an FBI informant: Stinger missiles ammo submarines night-vision goggles (although the exchange makes clear that he think that might just be another term...
  • Daily Kickoff: Cruz, Christie pitch Adelson | Rands money problem | Israels Burning Man

    05/29/2015 12:23:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Jewish Insider ^ | May 29, 2015 | Staff
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Around fifteen hundred guests and supporters gathered last night on the sixth floor of the Marriott Marquis in NYC to celebrate the third annual 'Champions of Jewish Values Awards Gala.' The gala, which benefits Shmuley Boteach's This World Values Network, was co-hosted by Sheldon Adelson and Michael Steinhardt. As the 2016 election cycle is underway, Sen. Ted Cruzand NJ Gov. Chris Christie used the opportunity to pitch their foreign policy visions to the influential crowd. Cruz presented a 'checklist' of items the next President should initiate in January 2017 related to Israel, Iran and the Middle East....
  • iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates

    05/28/2015 11:18:46 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 67 replies
    May, 28, 2015 | Self
    iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates I hope people realize iCarly is full on GOPe RNC and her role is to aid GOPe candidates. As RNC talent, she is better than most. She is articulate, concise, intelligent. But don't think we can trust her long term any more than we can trust Prince Rebus, Boner or Mitchie-poo. iCarly is not the only strategic pseudo-candidate. Why would Huckabee run other than to dilute support for Ted Cruz. It's win win win for GOPe, Huckabee and Fox Huckabee gets to help Cruz lose and then gets to go back to Fox as a...
  • Cruz Hits The Adelson Sweet Spot: Warmly received by Sheldon including a standing ovation.

    05/28/2015 11:01:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rosie Gray
    NEW YORK Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz received a warm reception from mega-donor casino magnate Sheldon Adelson at a gala on Thursday, the latest development in the so-called Adelson primary. Speaking at a dinner for The World Values Network, Rabbi Shmuley Boteachs Adelson-funded organization, Cruz gave a speech focused on Israel and the Iran deal that included lots of red meat for the mostly Jewish Republican crowd: He called for the next president to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, for example, and slammed the Obama administration for the flight ban to Israel during the Gaza war last...
  • Fiorina, Kasich Crack Top 10 In New Q Poll

    05/28/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Washington Examiner - Buzz Cut ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    Marco Rubio skidded. Jeb Bush slid. Ben Carson zoomed. Mike Huckabee bounced. Scott Walker stayed steady. And thats how you end up with a five-way tie for first place in the latest Quinnipiac University national poll on the GOP Sixteeners. Put another way: With five candidates evenly dividing half of the vote, there is no first place. While Rubio lost a third of his support and Bush continued to droop, losing three points for the second month in a row, all five can say with confidence that they will meet the polling criterion for the first GOP debate, hosted by...
  • The coming Chris Christie boom

    05/27/2015 9:31:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 26, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney, senior political columnist
    Sometime between now and the Republican nomination, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will enjoy a rally in the polls nationally, and maybe in New Hampshire. Maybe the first debates will provide the Christie boom. Maybe he'll master the town halls in the Granite State. There's also a decent chance the boom will be fleeting. But if you write off Christie after his fall from front-runner status in 2013, you're making a mistake. By no definition is Chris Christie the current Republican front-runner. He hasn't led in a poll since last July. His RealClearPolitics polling average puts him in 7th...
  • Mark Levin We Dont Need A Governor As President We Need A Conservative Visionary Leader

    Mark Levin addresses the talk about the type of candidate that the United States needs if we are going to have any chance of extricating ourselves from the overwhelming destruction of the Obama regime. He says it doesnt really matter to him what the current employment of the individual that would assume the office of President of the United States. What matters are that persons values, their vision and their leadership ability.He sees an agenda to restore the Republic, respect for the American people, stop ruling by the administrative state and regulation and the infamous pen and phone. He notes...
  • Gallup Signals the GOP: Abandon the Bitter Clingers in Your Backwards Base

    05/27/2015 1:40:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Gallup poll out. Headline: "Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues." Now, before you go off getting depressed about this, let me tell you what the reason for this is, after we give you the details. "Americans are more likely now than in the early 2000s to find a variety of behaviors morally acceptable, including gay and lesbian relations, having a baby outside of marriage and sex between an unmarried man and woman. Moral acceptability of many of these issues is now at a record-high level." It's a subtle message to the Republican Party, and...
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Floridas most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clintons candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: Walker would be the first president with a GED.The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Who Wins In A Supersized G.O.P. Presidential Nomination Race? (Guess who he means?)

    05/24/2015 2:45:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | May 24, 2015 | John McCarthy
    Why Chris Christie Will Be The Next POTUS A Super Tuesday Away From Double Digits The View From The U.S. Virgin IslandsThe eighteen Republicans running for president in 2016 are wise to try to make foreign policy the lead issue in the next POTUS election. Not because Hillary Clinton is especially vulnerable on Benghazi, but because what most people would consider to be her strong suit foreign policy due to her four years as Secretary of State is actually her biggest weakness. If you had to put one person from the United States in a locked room with...
  • Rand Paul Using Holiday Break to Stir Opposition to Patriot Act Provisions

    05/24/2015 1:56:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/24/15 | Janet Hook
    With key provisions of the Patriot Act in limbo, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky hopes to use the weeklong congressional break to stir grassroots opposition to government collection of Americans phone dataand to continue ginning up support for his Republican presidential bid. The Senate will return from its Memorial Day recess May 31, a day earlier than planned after Mr. Paul on Saturday blocked renewal of the antiterror laws provisions that expire June 1. One House Democrat supporting the program called the outcome a catastrophe. -snip- Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina support an extension...
  • Southern Republican Leadership Conference: 5 takeaways

    05/24/2015 5:53:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    At one of the most important events on the GOP calendar, Scott Walker showed his crash course in foreign policy is paying off. OKLAHOMA CITY Like most other recent GOP presidential forums and meetings, the Southern Republican Leadership Conference this week teemed with 2016 candidates aiming for a breakthrough moment. Nothing like that happened here. But in attending one of the most important events on pre-primary season calendar one that drew roughly 2,000 conservative activists, mainly from the Republican Partys Southern heartland the White House hopefuls revealed a little more about themselves and the paths they see...
  • 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...
  • 'Clinton Cash Author: Were Finding Some Interesting, Compelling Things on Jeb

    05/18/2015 8:00:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer said that he is finding some interesting, compelling things in his investigation of Jeb Bush on Tuesdays Hugh Hewitt Show. Schweizer reported, Were about four months into the research project, obviously not as global in scope as the Clintons, but you know, as governor of the state of Florida, you have a lot of things that you can do. So were following the money. Were looking at land deals. Were looking at an airport deal. We are looking at some of the educational reforms that were instituted, and some of the big corporate winners...
  • Republican presidential hopefuls heading to Oklahoma City this week

    05/16/2015 10:13:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    NewsOK ^ | May 17, 2015 | Chris Casteel and Randy Ellis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The road to the White House goes through downtown Oklahoma City this week as hopefuls in the crowded Republican field audition on a stage ideally suited for their messages about military power, religious liberty and energy independence. Eleven Republicans with presidential aspirations including some who have not officially declared their candidacy will speak at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, which begins at the Cox Convention Center on Thursday and ends Saturday with the release of a straw poll. This is a huge event for Oklahoma City, said Gov. Mary Fallin, who will address the conference and introduce some...
  • The Field Is Flat: Recent polls make clear how many candidates could plausibly win GOP nomination.

    05/15/2015 11:12:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 16, 2015 | Charlie Cook
    The field for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is as flat as any in modern memory—pretty remarkable for a party that usually has a fight but almost invariably ends up nominating whoever's turn it is. While nomination trial-heat polling tells us very little this early, there are some poll questions that are better measurements of at least where these candidates are starting out, before the campaigning, debates, and advertising begin in earnest.An April 26 to April 30 NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll asked Republican primary voters whether they could or could not see themselves voting for each of 10 different...
  • A New Leader Hits the Top of GOP Prez List

    05/15/2015 2:02:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Barron's ^ | May 15, 2015 | Greg Valliere
    The Democrats may be headed for a coronation with Hillary Clinton as the heavy favorite to win that partys nomination in 2016. But the Republicans most definitely are not in a similar situation. We never expected Jeb Bush to lead wire-to-wire, and sure enough hes in a slump that has pushed him down to No. 2. Here are our current rankings: 10. Rick Santorum: Hes barely on the list; Lindsey Graham or Rick Perry might be better picks for our Top Ten. But Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, is an under-rated campaigner and could replicate his 2012 success in the...
  • The View Panel Blasts Amtrak Funding Cuts, Takes Dig at Chris Christies Weight (Video)

    05/14/2015 8:11:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Wrap ^ | May 14, 2015 | Tim Kenneally
    Infrastructure-wise, were becoming a Third World country, guest host Joy Behar says.The women of The View tackled a pressing issue of the week along with a decade-long argument on Thursdays episode: the deadly Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia and Americas decision to go to war in Iraq. With Whoopi Goldberg absent from the show, Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez and Raven-Symone were joined by View veteran Joy Behar and model/actress Molly Sims. Given the diverse ideologies on Thursdays panel, the conversation grew heated at times. The discussion about the train derailment in Philadelphia quickly turned to Republican efforts to cut funding...
  • Republicans Are Invading Athens This Weekend (Georgia)

    05/13/2015 1:12:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Flagpole Magazine ^ | May 13, 2015 | Blake Aued
    Athens hasnt seen this many Republicans roll into town since Reconstruction. For the second time in a row, the Georgia Republican Party will hold its biannual convention in our bastion of socialismspecifically, at that taxpayer-funded monument to big government meddling with the private sector, The Classic Center. Seeing as how were merely 18 months away from a presidential election, a number of GOP contenders will be on hand (after feting big donors in Atlanta, of course). So far, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to speak at an 8:30 a.m. breakfast Friday; Florida Sen. Marco Rubios speaking slot is...
  • Chris Christie hits Jeb Bush on Iraq War

    05/12/2015 2:24:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    KHBS ^ | 5/12/15 | Alexandra Jaffe CNN
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attempted to draw a bright line between himself and Jeb Bush on the Iraq War in a CNN interview on Tuesday, definitively stating that given the absence of weapons of mass destruction he wouldn't have authorized the war. "I think President [George W.] Bush made the best decision he could at the time, given that his intelligence community was telling him that there was (weapons of mass destruction) and that there were other threats right there in Iraq," he told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." "But I don't think you can honestly say that...
  • Bridge scandal's taken the air out of Christie's tires

    05/12/2015 7:02:46 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 13 replies
    lowell sun ^ | may 11 | Peter Lucas
    What Chris Christie should do is announce his decision on running for president on the George Washington Bridge. There, high above the Hudson River, the New Jersey Republican governor can announce that he either is running for GOP nomination for president, or as a result of "Bridgegate," he is jumping.
  • Too Many Candidates

    05/11/2015 10:19:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | May 11, 2015 | Howie Carr, The Boston Herald
    The former governor of Florida, John (or as he prefers to be called, Juan) Ellis Bush, doesn't appear to have a lot of support among Republicans, as opposed to Republicans in Name Only (RINOs), who absolutely adore him. But Juan isn't sweating it. He's rolling in dough, and more importantly, he's rolling in opponents. Have you ever heard of a "straw" candidate? When you have a weak front-runner that can't reach 50 percent, often a third, or a fourth, or even a fifth candidate suddenly jumps into the race. If he has a name similar to that of the strongest...
  • Rand Paul, Scott Walker tied atop 2016 Republican field in New Hampshire

    05/11/2015 8:48:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/11/2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are tied atop a crowded 2016 GOP primary field in the early state of New Hampshire, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush slipping into a tie for third with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who picked up some support since a separate poll was released in February. Mr. Paul and Mr. Walker were the first choice of 12 percent of GOP primary voters, followed by Mr. Bush and Mr. Rubio at 11 percent apiece and businessman Donald Trump at 8 percent, according to the Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm poll. Next were...
  • Chris Christies Expense Account: Drinks Were on Him

    05/11/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/11/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey likes to point out how he has made big cuts to state spending. But when it comes to using his allowance money as governor, he appears happy to be a high roller. Records obtained by New Jersey Watchdog show that Mr. Christie spent more than $360,000 of his state allowance during his first five years in office, with 80 percent of that going toward food, drinks and desserts. He receives an annual allowance of $95,000, on top of his salary of $175,000, to be used for entertaining and hosting official receptions. ~snip~ Mr. Christie...
  • Chris Christie: Oh yeah, man made global warming is totally real

    05/10/2015 5:11:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/10/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Is Chris Christie still seriously considering a run for the White House? Not saying he can’t or he shouldn’t, but he’s certainly staking out some rather interesting real estate for the primary in decidedly non-Jersey specific, national conversations. He’s back up in New Hampshire again this week and he tossed out a few gems on the climate change debate. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke slightly with many of the announced and potential Republican presidential candidates, saying that climate change is real and that humans contribute to it.“I think global warming is real. I don’t think that’s deniable,” Christie...
  • Elizabeth Warren Channels Ted Cruz on Cromnibus

    12/10/2014 6:37:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Roll Call's #WGDB Blog ^ | December 10, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski and Humberto Sanchez
    One of the Senates leading liberals is borrowing a page from the playbook of Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is pushing to strike out language from the cromnibus spending bill unveiled Tuesday that would roll back restrictions on swaps transactions included in the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul known as Dodd-Frank. Repealing the push-out provision would mean that certain derivatives could again be held in bank units with federal deposit insurance. Using a strategy sometimes employed by Cruz for entirely different policy reasons, Warren said that with the $1.013 trillion spending package first being considered by the...
  • Chris Christie in New Hampshire: Global warming is real

    05/08/2015 7:14:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 7, 2015 | By Aliyah Frumin
    KEENE, New Hampshire At a country club here in the southern part of this crucial, early voting state, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke from some of his potential 2016 Republican presidential rivals, saying he believes in climate change and that humans have something to do with it. I think global warming is real. I dont think thats deniable. And I do think human activity contributes to it, said Christie. He added, however, that there needs to be more discussion about the degree to which humans play a role.
  • NJ Republicans prefer Walker, poll says

    05/06/2015 1:44:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Philadelphia Media Network ^ | May 6, 2015 | Maddie Hanna
    In the 2016 presidential race, a new poll shows New Jersey Republicans prefer a governor who isnt theirs. Their choice would be Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. According to a Monmouth University poll released today, in a matchup between Walker and Gov. Christie, 44 percent of New Jersey Republicans would pick Walker, while 30 percent would go with their own governor. Three months ago, the states Republicans had favored Christie over Walker, 51 percent to 30 percent.
  • Barnicle: Clinton Cash Won't Hurt Hillary Because Impossible to Quickly Explain Scandals

    05/06/2015 5:38:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Timer ready? Go!: foreign countries and rich people gave millions to the Clinton Foundation and/or paid Bill big bucks to give speeches. In return, the State Department pushed policies favorable to them. And, stop! I timed that at exactly eleven seconds. On today's Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle made the absurd claim that the shady dealings described in Clinton Cash, officially out today, won't hurt Hillary much because they're too hard for Americans to understand. "I challenge you to explain in one or two minutes to, you know, anyone, what is going on here with the Clintons and all this foundation...
  • Ted Cruz Named Keynote Speaker For State GOP Convention

    05/05/2015 9:12:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ATLANTA Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is slated to be the keynote speaker for a dinner at the Georgia Republican Party's state convention this month. Also confirmed for the two day event presidential candidate Marco Rubio and potential candidate Chris Christie. GPBs Political Rewind will broadcast live from the state Republican convention Friday, May 15th....
  • Chris Christie Takes Veiled Shot at Ted Cruz

    04/01/2014 7:30:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Mar 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Saturday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a veiled shot at potential 2016 competitor Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) while speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its time for us as a party to stop killing each other, Christie said, according a Politico report. Im not in this business to have an academic conversation. I am not in this business to win the argument. Im in this business to win elections. And heres why because when we win elections, we get a chance to govern and we get to mold and shape the future of...
  • Former crony willing to testify Christie lied about Bridgegate

    05/01/2015 11:43:13 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 1, 2015 | Joshua Saul and Bruce Golding
    A former crony of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pleaded guilty Friday in the Bridgegate scandal and is willing to testify that the fading GOP star knew about crippling lane closures as they were happening, his lawyer said afterward.
  • CNN Analyst: Obama Used "Racist" Term Describing Baltimore Rioters as "Thugs"

    04/29/2015 6:42:28 AM PDT · by rightistight · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/29/15 | Aurelius
    CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin had choice words for President Obama last night when she appeared on The Lead with Jake Tapper. ...Both Mayor Rawlings-Blake and President Obama, today, using the word thug, Tapper said after showing a clip of Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaking. Sunny, you take issue that? I do, Hostin responded. Its not a word, certainly, that Im comfortable with. Its not a word that I use. I think that we can all agree that that word, that term has been racialized, and I think what I saw during the riots was, I saw a lot of crimes being...
  • 150 New Jersey State Troopers Headed To Baltimore In Riot Aftermath

    04/28/2015 12:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Patch ^ | April 28, 2015 | Anthony Bellano
    New Jersey will send 150 state troopers to help deal with rioting in Baltimore, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said during a news conference on Tuesday. Were asking for volunteers and donations, Hogan said. Weve been in communication with other states to bring in resources. Governor Christie in New Jersey has agreed to send in 150 New Jersey State Troopers and assets to help us. The Governors Office confirmed the deployment on Twitter. I spoke directly with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan last night and let him know that New Jersey is offering our full support and solidarity in their efforts to...
  • New Jersey State Troopers Head to Baltimore

    04/28/2015 12:00:06 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/28 | NBC10 Staff
    The Office of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie confirmed Tuesday that members of the state's police force are heading to Baltimore to assist local authorities amid protests over Freddie Gray's death. About 150 New Jersey State Troopers are set to travel to Charm City Tuesday -- the day a mandatory curfew will begin for all city residents.
  • Christie sends NJ state police to Maryland

    04/28/2015 2:14:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2015-04-28 | David McCabe
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Tuesday he is dispatching state police officers to Baltimore, where riots jarred the city Monday. Christie, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, said on Twitter he is sending 150 New Jersey state troopers and state police staff members to Maryland at the request of Gov. Larry Hogan (R). He said 100 will be troopers who will provide operational support and 50 will be enlisted and civilian personnel who will provide investigative and logistical support. They will be on the ground initially for 72 hours. "And our full deployment of [police] will unfold later today...
  • Conservatives and Christians More Inclusive, Tolerant Than Progressives?

    04/26/2015 10:21:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 26, 2015 | Fuzzy Slippers
    It certainly seems so. This week has been very revealing in terms of what conservatives actually think and what progressives imagine we think. The big question that kicked it all off was would you attend a gay wedding? This was, apparently, supposed to separate the knuckle-dragging haters on the right from the sophisticated and pious leftists. John Nolte writes: "Another Republican presidential hopeful, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, made all kinds of headlines when he said something that would not surprise anyone who has spent any amount of time with a conservative Christian that he would attend a same sex...
  • Job Killing GOP Governors Have Resumes That Should Disqualify Them From Being President

    04/26/2015 10:55:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    Political USA ^ | April 24, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    Three sitting Republican Governors interested in seeking a promotion to become U.S. President, represent states that have posted well-below average job growth over the past four years. From 2011 to 2015, the United States experienced 8.21 percent job growth. The states governed by Republican presidential hopefuls Scott Walker (WI), Bobby Jindal (LA), and Chris Christie (NJ), saw much lower rates of job growth over the same time period. Using figures provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from January 2011 to January 2015, Paul Rosenburg at Salon, noted that Wisconsin, Louisiana, and New Jersey, all experienced very sluggish job...
  • New Jersey man denied gun permit for crime he didnt commit

    04/25/2015 1:47:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 25, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Welcome to the Garden State. Just leave your guns at the border, please. Local news outlets are reporting on a court case which has recently come to a close wherein a citizen, identified only as Z.L., had applied for a gun permit in 2013. Keep in mind that this is not a permit to carry just to be able to purchase and own a gun. He was turned down because the background investigation revealed that he had been arrested on a domestic violence charge fifteen years earlier. But he was aquitted on the charge, so we should be able to...
  • Two Republicans Advocate Entitlement Reform: Because We Have To, Christie Says

    04/20/2015 7:27:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 91 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 20, 2015 - 6:58 AM | Susan Jones
    Both Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are speaking bluntly about entitlement reform, advocating means-testing for Social Security retirement benefits as a way to save the system for those who need it. These are real ideas, Christie said in New Hampshire on Friday. And, you know, Ive had a lot of people say, Well, why would you possibly want to suggest those things? Because we have to. We have to. And if you want to start a national conversation, lets start one that matters. Were $18 trillion in debt, Graham told Fox News Sunday. Eighty million...
  • Chris Christie wants [sic] to find the right balance on gun control

    04/18/2015 10:18:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 18, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    With pretty much the entire GOP presidential road show up in New Hampshire this week the prospective candidates are all vying for face time with the press. That seems to include New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who is running hard to convince voters that they might be able to tempt him into the race if they really, truly insist they need him. Along with the rest of the pack, Christie is getting peppered with questions on every subject under the sun, and on Tuesday he was examined on the issue of Second Amendment rights. The rather vague answer which followed...
  • Jeb Bush has edge on wide-open 2016 GOP field: poll

    04/18/2015 8:34:50 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a small lead over Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a new national poll on the possible 2016 GOP presidential field. Mr. Bush is the choice of 13 percent of Republican voters in the Monmouth University poll, followed by Mr. Cruz and Mr. Walker at 11 percent apiece. Mr. Cruz officially launched a bid for the White House last month.
  • Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

    04/18/2015 8:38:34 AM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    APNews ^ | 18 APR 15 | Steve Peeples
    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks up. In public, mentor Bush and protege Rubio have avoided criticizing each other since Rubio announced his candidacy. But Bush allies have started quietly spreading negative information about Rubio's record. Also, supporters of the two Miami politicians are drawing contrasts between Rubio, a 43-year-old son of Cuban immigrants, and 62-year-old Bush, a member of one of the nation's most powerful political dynasties. "Sparks are going to fly," said Al...
  • Marco Rubio in Spanish: Obamas First Executive Amnesty Important, People Benefiting from It

    04/18/2015 4:31:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 147 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said he believes that President Barack Obamas first executive amnesty for so-called DREAMersthe Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)is important and he wont reverse it himself if elected president. He delivered these remarks in a Spanish-language interview he gave to Univisions Jorge Ramos. I believe DACA is important. It cant be terminated from one moment to the next, because there are already people benefiting from it, Rubio said in Spanish on Ramoss television program, according to an English translation provided by the media service Grabien. But yes, it is going to...
  • John Bolton: Obamas Iran deal greatest 'appeasement' in history

    04/17/2015 1:14:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2015-04-17 | Mark Hensch
    Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton on Friday bashed President Obama as having putting a nuclear arms deal with Iran above Americas safety.Bolton, who is considering a run for the White House in 2016, blasted Obamas negotiations with Tehran as feckless and weak. ADVERTISEMENT President Obama is engaging in what I believe is the greatest display of appeasement from a president in history, Bolton told listeners at the New Hampshire Republican Partys First in the Nation leadership summit in Nashua.The Obama administration has taken a position weaker than the U.N. Security Council.Bolton accused Obama of a flawed foreign policy based...
  • Cruz Talks 2nd Amendment Sunday (Litchfield, New Hampshire, 4/19/15)

    04/13/2015 2:02:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Patch ^ | April 13, 2015 | Tony Schinella
    The Womens Defense League of NH is co-sponsoring an event featuring New Hampshire first-in-the-nation presidential primary candidate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, according to a press statement. The event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Arpil 19, at the Londonderry Fish and Game Club, 5 Lund St. in Litchfield. Cruz will be coming to speak to the 2nd Amendment Community in New Hampshire. He was the first candidate to formally announce his 2016 Presidential candidacy. The event is free but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Tickets are available via EventBrite. Event is sponsored...
  • Bad news for Jeb: Walker surging in New Hampshire

    04/15/2015 1:40:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 14, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    Two weeks ago, I noticed that national polling and noted that the media-fueled boomlet for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker might be fading. If thats true, its a phenomenon that is not apparent in a recent poll of GOP primary voters in New Hampshire. The results of a new NH1 survey conducted by the Republican firm Reach Communications from April 8 9 suggests that Walkers appeal to the Republican electorate in this critical Northeaster state continues to grow. The survey found Walker leading with almost 23 percent of the vote, well outside the surveys 3.0 percent margin of error. Former...
  • New PPP survey shows Jeb Bush in trouble in New Hampshire (Ted Cruz in 2nd place?!!)

    04/15/2015 12:17:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    SPB ^ | April 15, 2015 | Mitch Perry
    A new poll published by Public Policy Polling shows Florida Republicans Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio need to do a lot of work to become competitive in New Hampshire, the site of the first Republican Presidential Primary election next January. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is looking very strong, leading with 24 percent support. Thats 10 percentage points higher than the second-place Republican, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. And whats most impressive is that Walker was only at 3 percent when PPP surveyed New Hampshire voters back in January. Rand Paul is third with 12 percent, and Jeb Bush comes in...
  • Scott Walker leading by double digits in New Hampshire

    04/16/2015 7:18:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-15-15 | David Sherfinski
    Ahead of a major gathering of Republican presidential hopefuls in New Hampshire later this week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has put some distance between himself and the rest of the field, leading by 10 points against his nearest competitor in a new poll on the Granite State. Mr. Walker is the top presidential choice for 24 percent of GOP primary voters, according to the poll out Wednesday from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. Next was Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 14 percent, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 12 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 10...