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  • Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

    02/09/2016 6:24:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:03 PM EST
    Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. United States District Judge David Bunning denied the American Civil Liberties Union's request to order Davis to reissue licenses she had altered to remove her name and title or face the possibility of further punishment. He found that Davis has allowed her deputies to issue licenses to anyone eligible since September and that the altered licenses are likely valid under Kentucky law. ...
  • Lawsuit alleges Tennessee has 'hostile sexual environment' (University of Tennessee)

    02/09/2016 6:19:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:08 PM EST | Steve Megargee
    A lawsuit filed by a group of women alleges that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX regulations and created a "hostile sexual environment" through a policy of indifference toward assaults by student-athletes. The federal suit filed Tuesday in Nashville states Tennessee's policies made students more vulnerable to sexual assault and says that the school had a "clearly unreasonable response" after incidents that caused the women making complaints to endure additional harassment. The suit also states the university interfered with the disciplinary process to favor male athletes. [...] The suit was filed by David Randolph Smith, a lawyer representing...
  • Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers [Alabama]

    02/09/2016 6:12:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:41 PM EST | Kim Chandler
    Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn't happen without state lawmakers' approval. Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa has proposed a bill that would prohibit the removal of historic monuments, plaques and statues from public property unless a committee of lawmakers grants a waiver. "I think there is an undercurrent, not just in Alabama, but throughout the nation" of people who "want to kind of rewrite...
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    02/09/2016 6:00:12 PM PST · by LUV W · 41 replies
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  • Krauthammer: Christie's 'Suicide Attack' on Rubio Helped Trump Win NH

    02/09/2016 5:51:16 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 09, 2016
    Donald Trump had a "yuuuge" win in the New Hampshire Republican primary, and it was in part thanks to Chris Christie going after Marco Rubio during the GOP debate over the weekend, Charles Krauthammer said tonight.
  • Anger: Anti-Beyonce Rally Planned For Next Week At NFL Headquarters

    02/09/2016 5:50:54 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 27 replies
    CBS New York ^ | February 9, 2016 7:25 PM | CBSNewYork
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Controversy continues to swirl around Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show performance. The pop superstar is being accused of using her performance to attack police officers. “I think it was outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers, who are the people who protect her and protect us,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told CBS2’s Dick Brennan. Beyonce and her dancers were wearing leather and black berets, which was apparently a nod to the Black Panthers movement. One dance formation seemed to acknowledge Malcolm X, and other dancers had fists in...
  • Ben Carson NH victory party to be short one Ben Carson

    02/09/2016 5:50:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 9, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    This seems to be turning into something of a pattern for Dr. Ben Carson. After sagging in the polls in Iowa, he headed out of town rather quickly, but his departure from New Hampshire will apparently preclude his showing up to spend time with his supporters after the polls close. Yep… Ben Carson won’t be around for the speeches this evening. (Politico) Ben Carson will be notably absent from his New Hampshire primary party on Tuesday.The retired neurosurgeon will instead fly to South Carolina in the afternoon, his campaign said. Following Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, South Carolina Republicans...
  • Fox News projects Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primaries

    02/09/2016 5:43:53 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/9/2016 | FoxNews
    Donald Trump is the winner in the New Hampshire Republican primary, Fox News projects, but five of his rivals are locked in a tight race for second and third in the state.
  • You Don't Know What Obama Said at the Mosque

    02/09/2016 6:29:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    RCP ^ | Dennis Prager
    If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media's summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue. The most recent example was his speech last week at a mosque in Baltimore. In addition to reassuring Muslim Americans that they are as American as Americans of every other faith -- President Obama spoke a lot of nonsense, some of it dangerous....
  • Sloppy Language Corrupts Our Society

    02/09/2016 4:55:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 9, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    George Orwell said, "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate." And John Milton predicted, "When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation." These observations bear heeding about how sloppy language is corrupting our society. The Atlantic magazine reported that public schools are nearly as segregated in 2012 as they were in the late 1960s. An Education Next series commemorating the 50th...
  • AP Tilt: 'Cruz Embraces Supporters' on 'Far-Right Fringe'

    02/09/2016 4:28:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 9, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Senior citizens remember the Associated Press as a pithy, objective wire service, not a shop that sounds like a Starbucks circle of liberal editorial writers. On Sunday, AP ran a story headlined “Cruz embraces supporters on fringe of GOP.” Even as socialist Bernie Sanders wanders the hustings polarizing our politics by saying Wall Street is “based on fraud,” AP reporters Scott Bauer and Steve Peoples devoted an entire dispatch to Cruz’s fringy backers:  B-listers, Bernie Sanders has Sarah Silverman, Lizz Winstead, and Susan Sarandon. Hillary Clinton has Lena Dunham and RuPaul. Can we bet AP will drag out the most...
  • Two-Thirds of NH GOP Voters Support Trump’s Muslim Ban

    02/09/2016 4:05:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb 2016 | John Nolte
    According to the New Hampshire exit polls, a full 66% of Republican voters back a “ban on Muslims from entering the U.S.” This obviously is good news for Donald Trump, who proposed a temporary ban on foreign Muslims entering the country until our government is in a better position to avoid another Sacramento terror attack. The female jihadist who committed that terror attack was here on a fiancée visa. By all accounts, Trump made this proposal based only on his instincts, not any kind of focus group polling. Every other candidate in the Republican primary disagreed with the proposal, many...
  • Supreme Court Puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on Hold

    02/09/2016 3:57:46 PM PST · by maddog55 · 11 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 09 February 2016 | By michael biesecker and sam hananel
    A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations "an unprecedented power grab." By temporarily freezing the rule the high court's order signals that opponents have made a strong argument against the plan. A federal appeals court last month refused to put it on hold. The court's four liberal justices said they would have denied the request....
  • Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan

    02/09/2016 3:41:40 PM PST · by CedarDave · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 9, 2016 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration's Clean Power Plan. The move means the regulations will not be in effect while litigation continues over whether their legality.
  • BERNIE SANDERS and KILLER MIKE

    02/09/2016 3:37:40 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    BERNIE SANDERS and KILLER MIKE Go for the Gold. Killer Mike introduced Sanders at his big rally. Mike favorably compared Sanders to fellow "revolutionary" King, as well as Jesus Christ. Mike also asked the audience to "stay confronting bullsh*t wherever you turn." Sanders said of his friend Killer Mike, "He's trying to talk truth throughout this country and, in fact, throughout the world."
  • Liberals Worry About Authoritarian Trump But Had No Problem with Dictator Obama

    02/09/2016 3:37:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're starting with Randy in Findlay, Ohio. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hi. CALLER: Hi, Rush. Conservative vegetarian dittos to start out with. RUSH: Well, thank you very much, sir. I trust as a conservative vegetarian you're not militant about it. CALLER: Exactly. RUSH: Good, good, good. CALLER: What I wanted to ask was what evidence is there for Trump supporters to think that he would have any more respect for the Constitution than Obama does? I mean, they're both progressives. And Trump has seemed to change his mind on so many things lately,...
  • Watch: How do Europeans respond to 'settlement' chocolate?

    02/09/2016 3:29:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16 | Eliran Aharon
    What does the average European think about the recent EU decision to label Jewish goods from Judea-Samaria? The Lev HaOlam organization set up shop in a central Amsterdam square to find out. Equipped with a tray of chocolates produced in Hevron, they group offered the chocolates to passersby and asked if they'd heard about the EU's controversial decision. Surprisingly, many of the tasters said they had not heard about the decision to label so-called "settlement" products. "If we chanced upon those who'd heard about the decision, we were embraced with a hug and passionate support," said Lev HaOlam chairman Nati...
  • Triumph the Insult Dog Visits College to Invade Students’ Safe Spaces (Univ of NH)

    02/09/2016 3:27:35 PM PST · by RightGeek · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/9/2016 | Alex Griswold
    [snip] Needless to say, the irascible puppet was veeeeery problematic. "What do you identify as, besides pretentious?" he asked one male student. After a female student explained what a "trigger warning" was, he began to speak about her in a very sexual manner, clearly angering her. One female student was quizzed on what "mansplaining" meant. But after she was done explaining, Triumph went to a male student, saying he could probably explain it better. To close the video out, Triumph brought in a flamboyantly gay African-American man into the room. Once the man was gone, he asked the students to...
  • Establishment Spin to Watch for Tonight

    02/09/2016 3:27:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 9, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm just gonna tell you right now, I want to prepare you, because if Jeb Bush finishes in second place tonight and if this Emerson poll is right, then you are not going to recognize the news tomorrow. You are not going to recognize the Republican primary. You are going to think you have been asleep and tomorrow you have just awakened, and nothing that's happened up to tomorrow will mean anything. If Jeb Bush comes in second place tonight, Jeb Bush is going to be treated as the winner, particularly if Trump's margin is not 15...
  • Drive-Bys Obsessed with Me and Rubio

    02/09/2016 3:17:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites. The Drive-By Media obsessed with me, again, yesterday and last night. ABC's World News Tonight, David Muir, the anchor, talking with their correspondent, Tom Llamas, about Marco Rubio. Rubio in the Saturday night debate. MUIR: Tom Llamas joins us tomorrow tonight from a Rubio rally. And, Tom, some prominent conservatives are coming to Senator Rubio's defense tonight. LLAMAS: That's right, David. Rush Limbaugh acknowledges the debate was not Rubio's finest moment, but he says the line that Rubio kept repeating is a winning strategy for Republicans. Rush saying that President...
  • Rubio Said What Needs to Be Said -- and Repeated -- About Obama's Intentions

    02/09/2016 2:43:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I got an e-mail this morning, "Could you tell me why you are endorsing Rubio?" I said, "I'm not endorsing Rubio. I haven't endorsed anybody. I haven't endorsed Trump, I haven't endorsed Cruz, I haven't endorsed anybody." "Well, okay, why are you...?" Is it really that complicated, folks? What I happen to be supporting is: When people say something that I think needs to be said, I'm going to amplify it. To me, all of this is about ideas, and it certainly matters who wins. And it certainly matters the ideas that they have. Now, if Rubio...
  • Bernie Sanders to Huddle With Al Sharpton

    02/09/2016 2:40:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 9, 2016 | Goldie Taylor
    The day after he’s expected to wallop Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire's primary, Bernie Sanders will get to work on tearing down her so-called South Carolina firewall. His first stop on that mission? Breakfast in Harlem with Rev. Al Sharpton. In recent weeks, the Sanders campaign has been touting endorsements from key African-American leaders—including Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner, ex-NAACP president Ben Jealous and rapper Killer Mike, who has become one of his strongest surrogates with young black voters. Meanwhile, Clinton has rolled out an impressive list of prominent black pastors—all of whom are veterans of the Obama coalition and...
  • Microcosm, Macro-Aggression and the Offended Generation

    02/09/2016 2:33:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    Scores of dead white men glared back at them from the walls of the college dorm. The thought that some of those esteemed alumni could have actually owned their ancestors apparently haunted the dreams of some of the privileged, elite students at Yale so much that they took to the yard in protest. The dorms at Yale, they have declared, are no longer a 'safe space' for black students. Not far away from Yale's New Haven, Connecticut campus, in rural York County, Pennsylvania, a twelve year old kid is dealing with the usual cruelties meted out by middle school kids,...
  • Prominent Buddhist Monk Fans Anti-Muslim Sentiment in Thailand

    02/09/2016 2:26:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 08 Feb 2016 | Panu Wongcha-um
    Bangkok-based Buddhist monk Maha Aphichat is among a growing group of Thai monks who feel their religion is under threat from Islam.Anti-Islamic sentiment is brewing in Thailand, spurred-on by Buddhist monks who feel that their religion is under threat from Islam. This fear mongering has been exacerbated by the ongoing political conflict within Thai Buddhism, the 12-year-old armed-insurgency in Thailand’s deep south, and the growing influence of Buddhist radicals in neighboring Myanmar. Bangkok-based Buddhist monk Maha Aphichat is unafraid of speaking his mind. The 30-year-old gained notoriety last October, after he urged Thai Buddhists on social media to burn down...
  • Britain First carries out Christian Patrol in Islamist hotspot Bury Park, Luton

    02/09/2016 2:21:42 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 45 replies
    Britain First ^ | Jan 23, 2016
    Bury Park in Luton is an area notorious for Islamic extremists, ISIS fanatics, hate preachers and terrorists. It is perhaps the worst hotspot in the whole country for Islamists. In response to the recent imprisonment of an ISIS supporter (who is from Bury Park) Britain First carried out a "Christian Patrol" along the High Street and encountered ferocious hostility from local Muslims. What followed was a shocking look into the Islamisation of our beloved country. Our activists were attacked and pelted with eggs. Verbal abuse was rife. Muslims claimed they have "taken over" Luton and the UK. This is the...
  • BREAKING: Kim Davis defeats ACLU attempt to force her to violate her conscience

    02/09/2016 2:13:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/16 | Ben Johnson
    ROWAN COUNTY, Kentucky, February 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A federal judge has turned down the ACLU's attempt to force Kim Davis to violate her conscience while issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Although Governor Matt Bevin granted a religious accommodation for the county clerk to issue altered marriage licenses to homosexuals, the ACLU brought a lawsuit seeking to force Davis to issue the old forms with her full name on them. "There is absolutely no reason that this case went so far without reasonable people respecting and accommodating Kim Davis' First Amendment rights," said Mat Staver, the founder and chairman...
  • The Keys to Health and Happiness

    02/09/2016 2:08:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Tom Purcell
    Get this: Wealth, fame and success don't make us happy, but strong relationships do. That's according to a 77-year-long Harvard Study of Adult Development that I read about in The Independent. The study began in 1938 with 724 men from two distinct groups. The first group included 268 sophomores from Harvard. The second group included 456 16-year-olds from an impoverished area in Boston. At the beginning of the study, the subjects were given medical examinations and researchers interviewed their parents to gain "a deep understanding of their lives." Then, every two years, researchers surveyed their lives and "explored their attitudes...
  • What Passes for Anti-School Choice Rhetoric is Frightening

    02/09/2016 1:56:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Tim Benson
    The Washington Post's Valerie Strauss has inadvertently done the country an invaluable service by allowing the rest of us to travel through the looking-glass into a universe where things are the opposite of real life: the world of far-left thought on education. Strauss gave premium blogspace to a bitter article by a former education fellow for The Progressive magazine, Sarah Lahm. The piece, titled "What Passes for School Choice Rhetoric is Frightening," is rife with errors and half-truths. It is hard to imagine a more factually bankrupt anti-school choice "argument" could be written, and by shining a gigantic spotlight on...
  • Black Lives Matter activist 'shoots himself to death on the steps of the Ohio statehouse'

    02/09/2016 1:54:49 PM PST · by maddog55 · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:58 EST, 9 February 2016 | Alexandra Klausner
    A Black Lives Matter activist killed himself on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse, say the authorities. State Highway Patrol officials tell the Columbus Dispatch that MarShawn M. McCarrel II, 23, shot himself outside the front door of the Statehouse on Monday evening. Lt. Craig Cvetan says McCarrel , who was from the Columbus suburb of Franklin Township, died at the scene. He was not a state employee. Cvetan says it's unclear why McCarrel killed himself. 'We don't have any evidence to know the reason why he did it,' Cvetan said. Authorities say nobody saw the shooting, but the man...
  • Ted Cruz Responds to Donald Trump's Profanity (ABC News Video)

    02/09/2016 1:39:30 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 188 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 9, 2016
    Ted Cruz Responds to Donald Trump's Profanity (ABC News Video)...
  • Intelligence director warns of 'likely' Islamic State plot to strike in U.S. in 2016

    02/09/2016 1:35:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Andrew V. Pestano
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- In testimony before Congress on Tuesday, National Intelligence Director James Clapper said the Islamic State will likely attempt an attack on U.S. soil this year and that North Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor. Clapper said the Islamic State has been infiltrating migrant groups posed as refugees fleeing from Iraq and Syria in efforts to spread across borders. He warned the foremost terrorist threat to the United States is the Islamic State and its eight branches, including Boko Haram, which changed its name to the Islamic State West Africa Province after formally pledging allegiance in...
  • Keeping the Young Ignorant About Socialism

    02/09/2016 1:28:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Robert Knight
    When Bernie Sanders came within a few coin flips of beating Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses, it signaled the Democratic Party's astounding march toward an outright embrace of socialism. Young Democrats overwhelmingly supported the avowed socialist senator from Vermont, with 84 percent of those under 30 backing him. National polls show similar results. Only voters older than 45 in Iowa went strongly for Hillary Clinton, who has managed to avoid the socialist label while advocating policies that often mirror those of Sen. Sanders. People familiar with the shocking historical record of socialist countries may scratch their heads in amazement....
  • Ben Carson to skip his own New Hampshire primary party

    02/09/2016 12:53:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/09/2016 | By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Ben Carson will be notably absent from his New Hampshire primary party on Tuesday. The retired neurosurgeon will instead fly to South Carolina in the afternoon, his campaign said. Following Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, South Carolina Republicans will vote next, on Feb. 20. The decision to leave New Hampshire early comes after Carson’s campaign last week said he would be going home to Florida instead of campaigning in New Hampshire or South Carolina following the Iowa caucuses.
  • (Sikh) Actor Waris Ahluwalia Kicked Off Plane Because of Turban

    02/09/2016 12:49:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Celebrity fashion designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia was not allowed to board a plane yesterday because he was wearing a turban. The Sikh American celebrity - who you may know from Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, several magazines' best-dressed lists, New York Fashion Week, and a famous Gap ad - tweeted about his experience as it was happening in an effort to raise awareness. While on his way to board an Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to New York City on Monday morning, Sikh American Ahluwalia was stopped by security personnel who asked him to remove his turban. As...
  • Pandering Bush, Kasich and Christie Run as Democrats in New Hampshire Primary

    02/09/2016 12:09:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm gonna tell you, this is exactly why you appreciate somebody like Ted Cruz. This is exactly why. Look at what's happening up in New Hampshire. You know, these people on our side, some of them are acting so foolishly, it's hard not to just start making fun of them, telling jokes and laughing about what's going on, except it's pretty serious, what we're all facing. Hi, folks. How are you? Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. Okay, so we're in New Hampshire, and New the Hampshire primary is today...
  • Pray for the Good Health of Bill Clinton

    02/09/2016 11:49:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Bill Clinton out there. Bill Clinton, David Maraniss -- or maybe it's Maraniss -- one of Clinton's official biographers, a former reporter for the Washington Post, was out there following Clinton around. He says it's devastating out here. Clinton looks so bad. He looks frail. There's no gleam, there is no electricity, there's no charisma, there's hardly any life. The guy's hoarse. He can barely talk. The only time he came alive was when Chelsea started talking about it, and that wasn't very much. He just doesn't look to be very with it, folks. It's very... This...
  • Why So Many Historians Agree With Ted Cruz On Gold

    02/09/2016 11:40:04 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 80 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nathan Lewis
    Echoing the recent sentiments of Steve Forbes, this week Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz told a group in New Hampshire: "Money is ... a unit of measurement. So, the reason why we see these rapid oscillations in commodities markets, it's because of unstable currencies. And it's why I think we should look at going toward rules-based money supply, ideally tied to gold, so you have stability." Perhaps this will trigger another flood of disagreement in the mainstream press, such as the recent New York Times item which reported that 40 out of 40 "leading economists" said that a gold standard...
  • Trump's Performer's Instinct

    02/09/2016 11:39:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, this is classic. I have to tell you, this whole Trump-Ted Cruz thing is classic. And I'm gonna tell you how it's classic. For those of you who have any remaining doubts or maybe have never even considered this, Donald Trump has a performer's sensitivity, a performer's ego. It is in his blood. He instinctively is a performer, and he gets it. What he did with this yesterday... I mean, everybody's talking about it. Whether they approve of it or whether they don't, they're all talking about it. Which may be Trump's objective. I don't know....
  • Black Lives Matter Activist Fatally Shoots Himself in Front of Ohio Statehouse,

    02/09/2016 11:24:33 AM PST · by robowombat · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 12:38pm | Carly Hoilman
    Black Lives Matter Activist Fatally Shoots Himself in Front of Ohio Statehouse, Reportedly Leaves Behind a Message Feb. 9, 2016 12:38pm Carly Hoilman An Ohio man and Black Lives Matter activist fatally shot himself Monday evening on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse, Columbus Dispatch reported. MarShawn M. McCarrel II, whom authorities say was spotted on the Statehouse grounds just moments before killing himself, was pronounced dead on the scene. No one witnessed the suicide, authorities told the Dispatch. “We don’t have any evidence to know the reason why he did it,” Craig Cvetan of Ohio State Highway Patrol said....
  • Banned by the Publisher (How a Conservative writer got blackballed by Harper Collins)

    02/09/2016 11:08:08 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Nick Cole's Books ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nick Cole
    ... I launched a book this week and I went Indie with it. Indie means I released it on Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing. I had to. My Publisher, HarperVoyager, refused to publish it because of some of the ideas I wrote about in it. In other words, they were attempting to effectively ban a book because they felt the ideas and concepts I was writing about were dangerous and more importantly, not in keeping with their philosophical ideals. They felt my ideas weren't socially acceptable and were "guaranteed to lose fifty percent of my audience" as related back to...
  • Madeline, That "Special Place in Hell" is Already Reserved

    02/09/2016 11:05:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    During a recent New Hampshire campaign appearance for candidate Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State under Bill Clinton's administration Madeleine Albright loudly proclaimed that "there's a special place in hell" for women who don't support Hillary, the current front runner of the Democrat Party. It's obvious from her statement that Madeleine Albright has a gift for hyperbole, but just as obviously she has very little understanding of the real record of Hillary Clinton. If she did then she would understand that the "special place in hell" of which she speaks is already reserved, currently set aside for Albright's friend...
  • Donald Trump Defends Repeating Supporter’s Claim Ted Cruz Is a ‘Pussy’ (Video)

    02/09/2016 10:44:15 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 165 replies
    The Wrap ^ | February 9, 2016 | Greg Gilman
    "Every once in a while you can have a little fun, don't you think?" the GOP presidential candidate says on Fox News Donald Trump says his decision to repeat a supporter's claim at a recent rally that Ted Cruz is "a pussy" was all in good fun...
  • Losers and Winners in New Hampshire

    02/09/2016 10:37:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Marco Rubio has no shortage of admirers in the "conservative" media who have stopped at nothing to spin things--like his third place finish in Iowa--in his favor. Predictably, some of the same suspects are laboring tirelessly at this moment to control the damage that their candidate inflicted upon himself on the evening of February 6 at the New Hampshire GOP debate. For example, one radio host chastised a caller for allegedly failing to recognize that Rubio is no different from any other politician in relying upon talking points. Another insisted that what Rubio said about President Obama's nefarious designs for...
  • Why So Many Americans find Trump and Sanders Appealing

    02/09/2016 10:11:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Peter Morici
    America is witnessing a political Supernova--voter flirtation with Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders--because both political parties have failed ordinary folks. To listen to the Obama administration and its apologists in the media, Americans are witnessing the second age of Pericles. The economy has added jobs for 64 straight months, unemployment at 4.9 percent is approaching pre-recession lows, and nominal wages are rising again. Prairie muffins! During Ronald Reagan's presidency, jobs growth was twice the pace President Obama has accomplished, and the official unemployment rate is so low because 7 million American men ages 25 to 54 have quit looking for...
  • Hillary Clinton: 'We now have driven costs down to the lowest they've been in 50 years'

    02/09/2016 9:38:50 AM PST · by GilGil · 24 replies
    Politifact ^ | 01/18/2016 | Eugene Emery
    Our ruling Clinton said during the debate, "We now have driven costs down to the lowest they've been in 50 years." Although the rate of growth has been at historic lows, the actual per-person cost of health care has increased steadily over the last half century. Only the rate of decline has slowed, a very different measure. The Clinton campaign acknowledges that the candidate misspoke. We rate her claim as False.
  • The Thorny Economics of Illegal Immigration

    02/09/2016 9:35:21 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    MSN Money ^ | unk | Bob Davis
    MARICOPA, Ariz. - After Arizona passed a series of tough anti-immigration laws, Rob Knorr couldn't find enough Mexican field hands to pick his jalapeno peppers. He sharply reduced his acreage and invested $2 million developing a machine to remove pepper stems. His goal was to cut the number of laborers he needed by 90% and to hire higher-paid U.S. machinists instead. 'We used to have many migrant families. They aren't coming back,' says Mr. Knorr, who owns RK Farms LLC, an hour's drive from Phoenix. Few issues in the presidential campaign are more explosive than whether and how much to...
  • Obamacare's Robin Hood Scheme and the Socioeconomics of Health

    02/09/2016 8:55:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Devon Herrick
    Robin Hood was a mythical figure from 12th Century England whose legend became famous for stealing from the rich to help the pool. His legend wasn't lost on Obamacare proponents, who incorporated the idea into health plan regulations. As I've explained in the past, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had two primary goals: to expand health coverage to the uninsured, and to force everyone into health plans where premiums could not rise or fall based on health status. Purportedly, prior to Obamacare a small segment of the public could not find affordable coverage due to health concerns that made them...
  • Trump vows to push LGBT rights, hedges on pro-marriage litmus test

    02/09/2016 8:53:30 AM PST · by wagglebee · 176 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    CONCORD, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Does Donald Trump support the gay agenda or oppose it? On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, observers are still scratching their heads about where the GOP frontrunner actually stands. Trump has repeatedly and consistently said he supports the natural definition of marriage, but can a President Trump be relied on to promote it resolutely and cogently? It is this question that has many marriage activists expressing concern about his increasingly likely hold on the GOP nomination. In fact, the National Organization for Marriage has gone so far as to say...
  • British Effort to Identify Potential Radicals Spurs Debate Over Profiling

    02/09/2016 8:50:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2016 | KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURA
    LONDON — The boy’s teachers were growing increasingly concerned. He was speaking admiringly in school of Jihadi John, the notorious British executioner with the Islamic State, and expressing a desire to travel to Syria. Twice, the teachers referred the boy — a teenager from Blackburn, in northern England — to a government program called Prevent set up to spot early signs of extremism and intervene before it was too late. On both occasions, the boy — struggling with his studies after his parents separated and socially withdrawn because of a degenerative eye disease that blurred his vision — refused to...
  • Cruz Campaign Responds to Donald Trump: ‘Lets Not Forget Who Whipped Who in Iowa’

    02/09/2016 8:44:22 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 9, 2016 | MICHELLE FIELDS
    The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is hitting back at Donald Trump, after Trump repeated an offensive remark, by reminding Trump not to "forget who whipped who in Iowa." At a Trump rally on Monday, a woman in the crowd shouted that Cruz was, "a pussy." "She just said a terrible thing," Trump said while smirking. "You know what she said? Shout it out," Trump told the woman. "Okay, you're not allowed to say and I never expect to hear that from you again," Trump said. "I never expect to hear that from you again! She...