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  • Trump wins backing of social conservative leader

    07/21/2016 5:06:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | July 21, 2016 | AP
    CLEVELAND — The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT): 7:45 p.m. The head of the socially conservative Family Research Council is promising to vote for Donald Trump. Tony Perkins is the first speaker on Thursday night's program at the Republican National Convention. Perkins — who's also a Louisiana delegate — says Trump has demonstrated his commitment to religious conservative values through his promise to appoint conservative judges, his support for the GOP platform and the selection of running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
  • Roger Stone: Ted Cruz 'is a dumb son of a bitch'

    07/20/2016 9:36:29 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 201 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    "By Ted Cruz not supporting the nominee, he's exempted himself from real conservatives," he said. "No voter gives a crap about what Ted Cruz does. The only person this hurts is Ted Cruz..." "Ted Cruz thinks he's Ronald Reagan. The problem is he's not anything near Reagan in terms of being an inspiring, likable figure," Stone said. "He's a dumb son of a bitch who thinks he's smarter than everybody else." "He's a despicable human being," he added
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 3 July 20, 2016 starts @ 7pm ET

    07/19/2016 11:58:42 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,395 replies
    Wednesday: Make America First Again • 7 p.m.: Speech by nominee for Vice-President • TBA: Speech by Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich • TBA: Speech by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) • TBA: Speech by Eileen Collins, retired astronaut • TBA: Speech by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi • TBA: Speech by Laura Ingraham, former attorney and host of the Laura Ingraham Show • TBA: Speech by Phil Ruffin, hotelier and owner of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino • TBA: Speech by Michelle Van Etten, entrepreneur • TBA: Speech by Ralph Alvarado, Jr., State Senator for Kentucky and Physician...
  • Conservatives to Cruz: Time to back Trump

    07/20/2016 9:21:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 85 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2016 | Katie Glueck |
    Even some diehard loyalists say he needs to set aside lingering bitterness and get behind the GOP nominee. They volunteered for Ted Cruz, gave him campaign money and still adore the Texas senator. But now it’s time, say even some of his longtime loyalists, for Cruz to finally endorse Donald Trump. Cruz, who will address the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, remains one of the GOP’s most prominent holdouts, refusing to back his presidential primary rival even as most other Trump critics have come around — if only with their noses plugged.
  • With Pence, Trump gives the tin foil hat “I’m so much more conservative than you” crowd a way back

    07/18/2016 8:53:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/18/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    I believe our world is on fire and the flames are licking at our feet. Because this is how I see things, if it were up to me I would grab the NeverTrump “Oh so much more conservative than thou” crowd and throw them around like a rag doll. They have put my family and my country in great danger with their selfish antics and insistence upon backing some non-existent, purely utopian, conservative warrior over Donald Trump, a man who is more than capable of doing the job. These quislings would rather see America’s destruction, by planning to actively campaign...
  • Trump: I’m the ‘law and order’ candidate

    07/11/2016 1:44:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/11/16 | Holly Bailey
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — In his first public event since last week’s deadly ambush of Dallas police officers, Donald Trump on Monday called for an end to hostility to the nation’s law enforcement and insisted that he is the “law and order” candidate .. Speaking to an invited audience in what is expected to be battleground state this fall, .. the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, .. kicked off his remarks with a lengthy statement of support for the country’s law enforcement officers amid turmoil prompted by a spate of deadly police shootings. Trump called last Thursday’s ambush in Dallas, .....
  • Trump declares himself 'law and order candidate,' calls for anti-police 'hostility' to end

    07/11/2016 2:04:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 11, 2016
    Donald Trump, in the wake of last week’s deadly attack on Dallas police and a fresh wave of protests over police-involved shootings, voiced his full-throated support Monday for America’s law enforcement and declared himself the “law and order candidate.” The presumptive Republican presidential nominee put himself foursquare behind police at a combustible time in the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Speaking at an address in Virginia Beach originally billed as a veterans policy speech, Trump opened by discussing the deep challenges police face. “We will always stand with you,” Trump said. He compared the atmosphere to...
  • Andrea Leadsom speech to be Prime Minister (She's impressive - Video)

    07/05/2016 6:26:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
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  • Theresa May: Cutting EU migration will have to wait (She doesn't get it)

    07/03/2016 4:31:44 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    Voters will have to wait before migration can begin to be cut despite Britain deciding to leave the European Union, Theresa May has warned. The Home Secretary, who is the front-runner in the Conservative leadership election, promises to reform the EU’s rules on “free movement” of people, which currently allow an unlimited number of migrants to move to the UK to live and work. However, she stops short of promising to abolish free movement altogether, warning that it will “take time” before the numbers of immigrants come down. The issue of cutting migration is one of the critical battlegrounds in...
  • May And Leadsom Fight For Leadership As Gove Out (Breaking news)

    07/07/2016 8:30:05 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 19 replies
    Sky News ^ | 16:23, UK, Thursday 07 July 2016 | Sky News
    Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom will battle it out for the Conservative leadership after Michael Gove was eliminated from the contest in the second round of voting.
  • Nigel Farage interview | Bass Cover

    07/06/2016 9:46:02 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | Seb Read Music
    Jamming to some classic Farage.
  • Who are the people who elect Britain's next Prime Minister? (interesting info)

    Britain's next prime minister, tasked with negotiating the country's exit from the European Union, will be chosen by Sept. 9 following a vote of the ruling Conservative Party's 150,000 grassroots members. After two votes by Conservative lawmakers, the two candidates for the job are interior minister Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom, a junior energy minister. For more information on the candidates see: Below are the key details of how the next leader is chosen and who gets to decide: *snip* WHAT DO THEY WANT NEXT? - A YouGov poll conducted after the referendum showed 63 percent of the party's members...
  • You’ve Got Mail, but just try to find it!

    07/05/2016 6:21:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/16 | Judi McLeod
    In the powerful digital world, ‘Kill the Messenger’ has been simplified to ‘Kill the Message’. Everybody, including America’s most dangerous enemies got emails from Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, bathroom email server, but if yours are being serviced by Gmail, no one’s getting them and haven’t for some time. Google, Gmail’s owner, has been directing your emails to ‘Spam’ and ‘Promotions’ Tabs. In other words, everywhere but where you intended them to be. Worth repeating: Since at least May of 2016 Google which controls the Gmail email flow has been deliberately directing email messages into your spam tab or one of its...
  • The Left's Stealth Religious War: Church of Liberalism vs. Christianity

    07/04/2016 10:13:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 4, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    Much of my wife Mary's and my time is spent traveling the country, helping to elect conservatives to the House and Senate. I am chairman of the Conservative Campaign Committee. On a rare stop back home in Florida, we decided to enjoy a day at our favorite, New Smyrna Beach. After multiple stops for gas, banking, and Walmart, we were finally on our way. It brought back fond childhood memories of hot summer family trips to the beach; mom, dad, fat Aunt Nee, and five kids all crammed into a station wagon with no air conditioning. The ritual included picking...
  • Where is Ted Cruz?

    06/30/2016 12:30:48 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 114 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Edmund Kozak
    For his own sake and the country's, the conservative stalwart should stand behind Trump Aside from saying on Monday that he isn’t bothered one way or the other about being given a speaking slot at the GOP convention, Ted Cruz has been noticeably absent from the public eye since exiting the 2016 contest. One would think that a committed constitutionalist like Cruz would be doing everything he can to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming president. But even if Cruz isn’t willing to stand side-by-side with Trump to that end, he should at least be willing to do so for his...
  • George Will on Why He Really Supports Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m a Conservative’

    06/26/2016 5:04:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/26/16 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Washington Post columnist George Will explained why he left the Republican Party over presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Will said, “I left it for the same reason I joined it in 1964 when I voted for Barry Goldwater, because I was a conservative. I leave for the same reason, I’m a conservative. To give you a time line, shortly after Trump became the presumptive nominee he had a summit meeting with Paul Ryan where they stressed their vast shared ground, which is more important than their differences. I thought that was puzzling...
  • Boris Johnson Wins Key Support To Become PM As Labour Leader Foils Leadership Coup

    06/26/2016 10:31:47 AM PDT · by orchestra · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/26/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the middle of this transformation is none other than Boris Johnson, the leader of the successful "Leave" campaign, who however has cause to celebrate tonight because according to the Sunday Times, the former London mayor has won the backing of a key colleague to replace David Cameron as prime minister. Justice minister Michael Gove, who together with Johnson led the "Leave" campaign, called Johnson on Saturday to say he would back him for the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party, Reuters added. The Sunday Times said interior minister Theresa May was expected to enter the leadership contest in the...
  • David Cameron announces resignation as UK votes to leave EU

    06/24/2016 5:35:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 101 replies
    -excerpt- He said that "the British people have voted to leave the EU and their will must be respected... the will of the British people is an instruction which must be delivered." "There can be no doubt about the result." Cameron gave no timetable for his departure, but said that he wanted a new leader to be in place by October when his Conservative Party holds its annual conference. Boris Johnson, a former London mayor who campaigned for the UK's departure from the EU, is tipped by bookmakers as Cameron's likely successor. Johnson, who was greeted by a booing crowd...
  • House Science Panel Turns Up Heat on State AGs Over Ties to Climate Change Activists

    06/20/2016 9:52:42 AM PDT · by milton23 · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/20/2016 | Kevin Mooney
    House Republicans are pressing efforts to safeguard the First Amendment rights of scientific skeptics who dissent from what they consider the Obama administration’s alarmist position on climate change, according to letters to 17 state attorneys general. The series of letters, sent Friday and signed by 19 of the 22 Republican members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, renew an earlier request to the state attorneys general for information detailing their communications with environmental organizations. They also ask for communications between employees for the state attorneys general and the Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, or the White House.
  • Conservatives are Hiding in Academia

    06/20/2016 7:28:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One way to measure the left-wing bias in academia is by looking at the degree to which those who don't subscribe to that point of view go to camouflage their outlook on life. "Approximately a third of the conservatives we interviewed, for example, concealed their politics prior to tenure by 'passing' as liberals," Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn, Sr., write in their book, Passing On the Right: Conservative Professors In the Progressive University. Shields teaches at Claremont McKenna College. Dunn is an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They traveled extensively in order to...
  • What Liberals Get Wrong About the Family

    06/20/2016 6:56:12 AM PDT · by milton23 · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/17/2016 | Scott Yenor
    Conservatives are wrong to accuse the liberals of relativism. They are not relativists, but have fanatical attachment to certain ideals, which conservatives often fail to understand. One such ideal is autonomy, which guides their entire sexual agenda. As I argue in “The Obligations of Family Life: A Response to Modern Liberalism,” the Left’s understanding of autonomy does much damage to marriage and family life. Autonomy At first glance, autonomy seems to reflect the traditional American notion that all human beings are created free and equal. For example, everyone believes that marriage begins in the consent of two people and that...
  • Polls give boost to Cameron's fight against Brexit

    06/18/2016 11:31:27 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    reuters.com ^ | June 18, 2016 | William Schomberg and Paul Sandle
    The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union regained its lead in two opinion polls published on Saturday, giving a boost to Prime Minister David Cameron who is battling to avoid a historic "Out" vote in Thursday's referendum. A third poll also showed a change in momentum in favor of the "In" camp and Cameron got the backing of a leading newspaper when the right-leaning Mail on Sunday urged its readers to vote to remain in the EU. "We are now in the final week of the referendum campaign and the swing back towards the status quo appears to...
  • Goodbye Dave? Bookmakers slash odds on Cameron quitting within the next TWO WEEKS (Tory Revolt)

    06/16/2016 9:14:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Express ^ | June 17, 2016 | Tom Parfitt
    With just a week until the EU referendum, the under-fire Tory leader is priced at 5/2 to leave Downing Street before the end of June. William Hill has also cut its odds on George Osborne to cease to be Chancellor by the end of this year – from 7/4 to 5/4. It comes after 65 Tory MPs vowed to vote against Osborne's proposed "emergency Budget" of swingeing cuts in the event of Brexit. Vote Leave campaigner and ex-London mayor Boris Johnson is 5/2 favourite to replace Mr Cameron while Mr Osborne is priced at 9/2. Pro-EU Home Secretary Theresa May...
  • A Vote Against Hillary

    06/13/2016 3:01:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    If you’re a regular reader, you have likely intuited that my top choices for president were Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz. But I refuse to join the “Never Trump” crowd and feel drawn to explain why—so that you too may decide. Trump has many issues, which I’ve shared in previous columns. But most are in the open. And, he has notable positives. Hillary, on the other hand, kept her emails on a private server in an obscure Colorado bathroom and conveniently deleted some 30,000 emails—claiming they were “personal.” To date, the most notable third party candidate—Libertarian Gary Johnson—is...
  • Amid Process Battle, Conservatives Complain of GOP Financial Support of More Liberal Republicans

    06/13/2016 5:09:49 AM PDT · by milton23 · 2 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/10/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    An LGBT measure threatening the House appropriations process has exposed old fault lines inside the Republican conference while also forging a pragmatic alliance between leadership and conservatives. The amendment introduced by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., doomed an energy and water spending bill before Memorial Day—but only after 43 Republicans bucked the party line to vote for the measure before the underlying legislation failed.
  • Britain's authority within EU will rise after 'In' vote: PM Cameron

    06/12/2016 12:32:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:06pm BST | Kylie Maclellan
    Britain’s influence in the European Union will be stronger if it votes to remain in the bloc in a June 23 referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday with the latest polls showing Britons almost evenly split over whether to stay or go. One poll published late on Saturday gave a two-point lead to supporters of “Remain” and the other showed those in favor of Brexit were one point ahead. In an interview on BBC television, Cameron — whose “In” campaign has been branded as scaremongering by pro-Brexit supporters for warning of the risks of quitting the 28-nation EU...
  • No, Trump is not especially ideological . . . and that’s not such a bad thing

    06/12/2016 8:12:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/16 | Herman Cain
    Relax. If one theme is constant among conservative #NeverTrumpers, it’s that Donald Trump is not really a conservative. People cite his past support for things like single-payer health care and abortion rights, as well as his fondness for eminent domain – which he’s used to his advantage as a real estate developer. People like me counter by citing his current policy proposals – cutting taxes, replacing ObamaCare with market-based health care mechanisms, unleashing domestic energy – as evidence that his current thinking is much more in line with conservatives than his thinking of the past.
  • How The Unprincipled Foundation Of Modern Conservatism Led Intellectuals To Hate Trump

    06/11/2016 11:26:55 AM PDT · by JessTheAmerican · 22 replies
    www.downstreampolitics.com ^ | 06/11/2016 | Chris Buskirk
    Actions speak louder than words. That's what we've all been taught by hard experience. So despite Paul Ryan's tepid endorsement of Donald Trump his actions tell us where his heart is. Ryan and the rest of the GOP establishment have had absolutely nothing to say about the violence perpetrated against Trump supporters by Hillary Clinton's backers on the streets of Albuquerque, Anaheim, San Jose, San Diego and elsewhere. This political violence targets Republican voters, but as far as Conservatism Inc. is concerned, mum's the word. But they have had plenty of time to parse Donald Trump's every word and Tweet...
  • Science says liberals, not conservatives, are psychotic

    06/10/2016 7:16:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Turns out liberals are the real authoritarians. A political-science journal that published an oft-cited study claiming conservatives were more likely to show traits associated with “psychoticism” now says it got it wrong. Very wrong. The American Journal of Political Science published a correction this year saying that the 2012 paper has “an error” — and that liberal political beliefs, not conservative ones, are actually linked to psychoticism. “The interpretation of the coding of the political attitude items in the descriptive and preliminary analyses portion of the manuscript was exactly reversed,” the journal said in the startling correction. “The descriptive analyses...
  • Majority of Americans Support Congressional Earmark Ban, Poll Shows

    06/10/2016 5:36:56 AM PDT · by milton23 · 5 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/9/2016 | Andrew Egger
    A majority of Americans continue to support the congressional ban on earmarks instituted by former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, a new Economist Group/YouGov poll shows. The ban was supported by 63 percent of those polled, while 12 percent disapproved of the ban and 26 percent were not sure whether they approved or disapproved of it. On principle, only 17 percent of respondents approved of the practice of earmarks and 59 percent said it is unacceptable.
  • House-Passed Debt Relief for Puerto Rico Splits Conservatives

    06/10/2016 5:34:48 AM PDT · by milton23 · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/10/2016 | Josh Siegel
    Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas and Dave Brat of Virginia were among the conservatives who voted against a bill to address Puerto Rico's debt crisis. (Photo: Willis Bretz for The Daily Signal) A bill establishing a legal framework for Puerto Rico to restructure its $72 billion debt load passed the House Thursday by a 297-127 vote after months of haggling between the Obama administration, Democrats, bondholders, unions, Puerto Rico officials—and conservatives. About the only thing conservatives agree on about legislation the House passed Thursday night providing rescue to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis is that it’s not a bailout. “There are...
  • Seven Awesome Conservative Lifehacks

    06/09/2016 4:40:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    The internet is full of helpful hints for making everybody else’s life simpler, but where are the lifehacks for conservatives? There are helpful hints for frazzled moms, dopey college students, and every other demographic, but as usual, we normals get overlooked. No more!1.     Reclaim your time by unsubscribing to junk emails. If you’ve ever given money to a conservative cause, or especially to a fake conservative cause, every single conservagrifter, republiscammer, and rip-off with “Tea Party” in its name is now clogging your inbox with junk. This kind of time banditry is super annoying – yes, of course, I want...
  • Radio Host Hugh Hewitt Calls On GOP To Take Drastic Action Against Trump

    06/08/2016 5:48:02 PM PDT · by Innovative · 83 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 8, 2016 | Randy DeSoto
    Conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt believes Republican delegates should change the convention rules and nominate someone other than Donald Trump for president. On his Wednesday morning show, Hewitt likened sticking with the presumptive GOP nominee to “ignoring Stage 4 cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it.” “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain after the last 72 hours,” he said.
  • Mitch McConnell Complains About ‘Unreasonable’ Conservatives, Points Blame at Talk Radio

    06/08/2016 6:11:16 AM PDT · by milton23 · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/8/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell takes pride in his reputation as a great compromiser. But the Republican leader won’t concede on one point: He refuses to let conservatives fight the White House for lower spending levels. McConnell, R-Ky., outlined his political roadmap for government spending on Tuesday, sketching out the routes he sees available: an omnibus package, individual appropriations bills, or a government shutdown.
  • VFW Commander to Obama: Don't Insult Vets' Intelligence

    06/06/2016 2:05:23 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jason Devaney
    VFW Commander to Obama: Don't Insult Vets' Intelligence By Jason Devaney | Friday, 03 Jun 2016 01:36 PM The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization is pushing back at President Barack Obama's assumption that the nation's veterans are easily swayed in their political opinions. "I don't know how many VFW Posts the president has ever visited, but our near 1.7 million members are a direct reflection of America," VFW National Commander John A. Biedrzycki Jr. said, reports Fox News. "We don't have confused politics, we don't need left- or right-wing media filters telling us how to think or vote, and we...
  • IRS finally reveals list of tea party groups targeted for extra scrutiny

    06/05/2016 5:11:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    More than three years after it admitted to targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny, the IRS has finally released a near-complete list of the organizations it snagged in a political dragnet. The tax agency filed the list last month as part of a court case after a series of federal judges, fed up with what they said was the agency’s stonewalling, ordered it to get a move on. The case is a class-action lawsuit, so the list of names is critical to knowing the scope of those who would have a claim against the IRS. But even as it...
  • Brexit is the Only Way to Secure Great Britain

    06/04/2016 8:02:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Christopher Carter
    A few weeks ago David Cameron made contemptible warnings over Brexit and its implications for UK security. He even went so far as to suggest the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “might be happy” if the country votes to Leave the EU. It is rather telling that since this intervention the PM has chosen to focus on prophesising economic collapse and hardship rather than discussing this vital issue of Britain’s national security. It is not surprising – considering the recent interventions and revelations concerning how the UK’s membership of the EU impacts on our security. A report by the...
  • Nothing Has Changed. Facebook is Now Censoring Its Own Censorship.

    06/01/2016 7:26:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jeff Dunetz
    It’s been two weeks since Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with leaders of conservative media to “calm down” accusations that it was censoring conservative news and opinion. After the meeting, one of the attendees, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell, characterized the meeting “between Zuckerberg and conservative leaders as generally positive and ‘cordial’ – but, also expressed a cautious wait-and-see reaction to Facebook’s promises of reform, citing the social media giant’s loss of public trust.” He also said “We’ll see how the [internal] investigation turns out.” Bozell’s caution was well-founded. The internal investigation took only a few days, and Facebook...
  • Donald Trump and the Conservative Cause [PART II

    05/31/2016 1:56:31 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 6 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | May 13, 2016 | Charles Kesler
    Cruz Control - Cruz helped to breed his own nemesis. And what does he have to show for it? Is his style of “true” conservatism now the more popular, the more compelling, the better understood? For someone so intelligent and so renowned as a debater, it’s hard to remember any of Cruz’s arguments. Admittedly, he was debating legions of opponents—a case where party leaders really did let the good candidates down, as mentioned above. Partly, however, his fluent arguments lacked a center, a focus. He had two rhetorical modes—the preacher and the debater. One was earnest and revivalist, summoning ultimate...
  • Is This the West’s Weimar Moment?

    05/31/2016 8:06:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/31/2016 | Jochen Bittner
    Hamburg, Germany — WE Germans can never escape the trauma of our recent history. That has rarely been clearer than today, as we look around our Continent and across the Atlantic. There are almost too many differences to mention between what happened in the 1930s over here and what is going on today. And it goes without saying that Donald J. Trump and Austria’s Norbert Hofer are not Adolf Hitler. Still, Germany’s slide into a popular embrace of authoritarianism in the 1930s offers a frame for understanding how liberal democracies can suddenly turn toward anti-liberalism. Setting aside debate about whether...
  • Never-Trump conservatives search for alternative

    05/30/2016 5:01:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | May 30, 2016 | Dana Bash and Theodore Schleifer,
    Bill Kristol and other Never-Trump Republicans have done extensive polling and talked to potential candidates and financial backers about how to stop Donald Trump, according to sources familiar with those efforts. Their continued work to halt Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, comes as Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a prominent GOP congressman from Illinois and Iraq War veteran, has decided to pass on an independent bid.
  • Cruz Asked If a "True Conservative" Would Support Trump; Cruz: " That's a Decision Every Voter...

    05/27/2016 2:04:02 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 272 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    <p>CRUZ said it is his "hope" that the Republicans nominate a conservative, SIGNALING THAT THE NOMINEE HAS NOT BEEN DECIDED. "What I hope is that we have a Republican nominee that will actually defend conservative principles," Cruz said.</p> <p>Cruz ... is still working to elect delegates, "even though Donald has the delegates to get the nomination." "One of the reasons that we are continuing to work to elect conservatives to be delegates, ... we intend to do everything we can to fight for conservative principles to prevent Washington forces from watering down the platform."....</p>
  • First, the IRS Took $68K From Connecticut Bakers. Now, It’s Investigating Them.

    05/27/2016 7:27:36 AM PDT · by milton23 · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/26/16 | Melissa Quinn
    For nearly 100 years, Vocatura’s Bakery has been a New England staple. The family business was started in Westerly, Rhode Island, in 1919 and moved to its current home in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1956. There, the family bakes bread using its six-decade-old industrial oven and serves up pizza—square, but not sicilian—and sandwiches—including one “as long as your forearm”—to members of the community. The bakery has been family-owned and operated since its opening in 1919, and today, it’s run by David Vocatura, Larry Vocatura, Frankie Vocatura, and Richard Vocatura. The foursome still remembers being pushed around the bakery in a hand...
  • Plans to create an EU army 'kept secret' from voters

    05/26/2016 7:03:38 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 27 MAY 2016
    Plans to move towards the creation of a European army are reportedly being kept secret from British voters until the day after next month’s referendum. Drawn up by the EU’s foreign policy chief, the Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy foresees the formation of new European military and operational structures. This first step towards an EU army is supported by Germany and other countries, The Times reports. In 2011, similar proposals were vetoed by Britain, although there were concerns that a loophole could allow nine states to group together to bypass opponents. In an effort to avoid derailing the...
  • Glenn Beck Blasts Conservative Critics as ‘Progressives on the Right’; Says Facebook Leans Left

    05/24/2016 3:42:55 PM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    Truncated title. Full title:Glenn Beck Blasts Conservative Critics as ‘Progressives on the Right’; Says Facebook Leans Left Because Conservatives Don’t Use Social Media Glenn Beck fired back today at conservatives who criticized his full-throated defense of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The radio talker dismissed his critics as “progressives on the right” and argued that Facebook skews left simply because more leftwingers use social media. Last week, Beck and 16 other conservatives met with Zuckerberg at a damage control meeting the tech billionaire called following reports from several Facebook whistleblowers that the site’s news curators actively suppress conservative stories in their...
  • Facebook admits rogue employees may have shown bias against conservatives

    05/24/2016 12:03:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 5/24/16 | Stephen Dinan
    Facebook announced Monday it was sending employees out for retraining and would discontinue some of its practices as it sought to defend itself against charges of political bias against conservatives. The online giant denied that it’s shown “systematic political bias,” but admitted employees played a bigger role than previously acknowledged in determining what news is highlighted in the trending topics section. Facebook also acknowledged that rogue employees may have unintentionally discriminated against conservative stories or even acted with malice in “isolated improper actions.” In one instance Facebook rejected a story this year about the opening of the annual Conservative Political...
  • IRS Employee Admits He Would Go After, Target, and Try to End Conservative Groups

    05/23/2016 10:48:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/23/16 | Ali Meyer
    A self-identified IRS employee admitted he would go after, target and try to end conservative groups who wanted to abolish the IRS, to Cleta Mitchell, an attorney representing those groups, on a Washington Journal segment on C-SPAN. Mitchell, a political law attorney who has represented conservative groups during the IRS targeting scandal since 2010, was a guest on C-SPAN to discuss the possible impeachment of the IRS commissioner John Koskinen. The first caller was a self-identified IRS employee who said he would go after the groups Mitchell represents if their goal was to abolish the IRS. “I am a lowly...
  • UK's Cameron says Trump comments on Muslim ban 'very dangerous'

    05/22/2016 5:14:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments on banning Muslims from entering the United States were "very dangerous", adding to his criticism of the presumptive Republican nominee. "It's a very dangerous thing to say ... as well as a divisive and wrong one," Cameron told ITV's "Peston on Sunday" show. However, he said he would be prepared to meet Trump if he came to Britain ahead of the U.S. election.
  • Britain has become 'semi-pacifist' under Cameron, says retired general as he warns of war…[tr]

    05/21/2016 3:42:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 18 May 2016 • 12:01AM | Tom Whitehead
    David Cameron has made Britain a “semi-pacifist” nation more interested in protecting “welfare and benefits” than adequate defenses, one of the country’s most senior retired generals has warned. General Sir Richard Shirreff, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, said the UK had “shrunk in to itself” and carries an “increasingly impotent stick”. He said the country now risked losing its post-Falklands global reputation for military might. …
  • Carlson: Beck Acted Like He Wanted to be Zuckerberg's 'Manservant'

    05/21/2016 9:20:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Tucker Carlson said Friday he expected Glenn Beck to "cry [and] rend his garments while quoting James Madison" during a meeting this week between conservatives and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, not "suck up" to him. "He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I've ever seen a grown man commit," Carlson, editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller and a Fox News contributor, said in an interview, reports Politico. "He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant — it was awe-inspiring."