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  • Ron Paul: Police manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect scarier than attack

    04/29/2013 5:09:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Rep. Ron Paul said the law enforcement that swarmed around Boston in the days following the marathon bombings was scarier than the actual terrorist attack. “The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city,” he said on the Lew Rockwell website, Politico reported. “This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.” The terror attacks on April 15 in Boston killed three and injured 264. Mr. Paul, a former libertarian political candidate who served in Congress as...
  • The Obama Temptation

    06/22/2014 6:57:13 AM PDT · by gasport · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | October 25, 2008 | Mark R. Levin
    I’ve been thinking this for a while so I might as well air it here. I honestly never thought we’d see such a thing in our country – not yet anyway – but I sense what’s occurring in this election is a recklessness and abandonment of rationality that has preceded the voluntary surrender of liberty and security in other places.
  • Glenn Beck: McConnell just as bad as Obama

    04/06/2014 6:09:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/5/14 | Tim Devaney
    Conservative television personality Glenn Beck on Saturday offered Tea Party supporters an unsavory comparison between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and President Obama. "Mitch McConnell is as big of a danger to our country as Barack Obama is," Beck said during FreePAC Kentucky, a conservative event that promoted two Tea Party challengers over their Republican incumbents in the Senate. McConnell, a five-term Senator, is facing a challenge in the November elections from Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin, who was also speaking at the event. Speaking to McConnell supporters, Beck offered a grave prediction: "You're guy's going out of business very...
  • Obama: GOP captured by rigid ideology of ‘no’ (‘stinkburger’, ‘meanwich’, etc.)

    05/14/2014 5:17:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2014 7:40 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama says Republicans have been captured by an ideology that tells them to say no to everything. He says they cling to a rigid theory that the only way to grow the economy is to dismantle the government. Obama says in the past that might have been an exaggeration, but not anymore. Obama is speaking at a fundraiser in New York City benefiting the Senate Democrats. He says the GOP’s main election strategy is to keep people from voting. …
  • Obama Lie That Was So Bad WAPO Said,‘On Just About Every Level,This Claim is Ridiculous

    05/09/2014 6:06:51 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 9, 2014 | Fred Lucas
    Original Title:The Obama Lie That Was So Bad the Washington Post Said, ‘On Just About Every Level, This Claim is Ridiculous’ President Barack Obama earned “four Pinocchios” from the Washington Post Fact Checker, the highest ranking for a political lie, for asserting that Republicans filibustered 500 pieces of legislation, an exaggeration of nearly five times the reality. Obama spoke at a fundraising event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Los Angeles Wednesday, and made the charge against Republican lawmakers. “Here’s what’s more disconcerting; their willingness to say no to everything — the fact that since 2007, they have filibustered...
  • CNN Poll: Rand Paul goes where his father never went

    03/16/2014 10:38:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 Mar 2014
    Washington (CNN) - Rand Paul has done something his father never did - top the list of potential Republican presidential candidates in a national poll. According to a new CNN/ORC International survey, 16% of Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP say they would be likely to support the senator from Kentucky for the 2016 nomination. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, garnered 15%, with longtime Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who's considering another bid for the White House, at 11%. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential candidate, is the only other...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: Don't Worry, Earth Will Survive Climate Change — We Won't (video)

    05/02/2014 10:17:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 1, 2014 | Will Wei
    Produced by Kamelia Angelova, William Wei, and Alana Kakoyiannis.
  • Jay Carney: I Wish Republicans Would Stop Talking About Benghazi

    05/02/2014 7:59:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Jay Carney: I Wish Republicans Would Stop Talking About Benghazi by Charlie Spiering 2 May 2014, 7:21 AM PDT post a comment White House Press Secretary Jay Carney admitted on Thursday that he was tired of Republicans talking about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi. "I wish that rather than spending so much of their time -- and we all have limited time -- Republicans in Congress on this and on repealing the Affordable Care Act, Republicans actually got about the business of helping the economy grow and helping it create jobs, and making the necessary investments for the economy to...
  • Obama Replays Trayvon Martin Card

    05/02/2014 12:06:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 2, 2014 | Neil Munro, White House Correspondent
    President Barack Obama today tried to raise his supporters’ long-standing opposition to jury-directed death-penalties by suggesting to a German reporter today that Americans jurors and judges may be biased against African-American murderers. “What happened in Oklahoma was deeply troubling,” said Obama, referring to a recent execution of an African-American man in Oklahoma. The comments came two years after Obama used a Rose Garden appearance to focus African-Americans’ attention on a dispute over the killing of a young black man — Trayvon Martin — by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama...
  • Rand to Introduce Bill to Halt Palestinian Aid Following Fatah-Hamas Accord

    04/28/2014 4:58:25 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 6 replies
    lawyerherald.com ^ | Apr 28, 2014
    According to a statement by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, he is planning to propose a bill that would suspend the US government's aid to the Palestinians. The proposal is said to be a response to the reconciliation between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas-led Fatah and Hamas, which is the militant Islamist group that currently rules the Gaza Strip. Moreover, Haaretz said that the proposal also follows the warnings issued by key Congressional appropriators Nita Lowey and Kay Granger, who has voted to cut off financial aid to the Palestinian Authority in the wake of the Palestinians' warming to the militant...
  • Paleo Pat Pines for Powerful Putin

    04/07/2014 12:29:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 7, 2014 | vorjack
    Self proclaimed paleo-conservative Pat Buchanan loves him an anti-gay, bear-back ridin’, judo flippin’, ex-KGB operative named Vlad. It’s just about the most absurd thing imaginable, and it’s all under the title “Which Side is God on Now? ... Everybody in the news has been explaining how this Crimean conflict is not comparable to the last Crimean war. But is seems like Putin is dusting off some of the old propaganda, and Buchanan is buying it...
  • Rand Paul Defends Cliven Bundy: "Federal Government Shouldn't Violate The Law"

    04/15/2014 9:22:56 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 04-15-2014 | MofoPolitics
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XLDXK-iMUo SEN. RAND PAUL: I think there’s an opposite thing to what Harry Reid said, and that’s that the federal government shouldn’t violate the law. Nor should we have 48 federal agencies carrying weapons and having SWAT teams.
  • Activists to UMich: Admit unqualified students, if they are black

    04/17/2014 9:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 16, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Activists with the radical pro-affirmative action group, By Any Means Necessary, staged a protest on Tuesday featuring a black Detroit high school student who was denied admission to the University of Michigan. The student, Brooke Kimbrough, claimed UM rejected her because of her “morals,” and not her below-average ACT score of 23. (The average U-M student has a score between 28 and 32.) “I believe that I have been rejected because of the morals that I stand for,” said Kimbrough, according to Fox 2 news. “I will take back my freedom as a tool to help others. I have...
  • House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund

    04/16/2014 4:57:28 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-16-14 | Philip Elliott
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $10.3 million in March, putting it atop the fundraising contest among party-directed campaign committees. That sum also outpaced most three-month fundraising tallies released thus far from super PACs, which can accept unlimited donations. Donations to House Democrats' campaign committee are capped at $32,400. "The DCCC has sustained a blistering fundraising pace this election cycle...
  • The End of Ideology?

    04/15/2014 6:25:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    On our TV talk shows and op-ed pages, and in our think tanks here, there is rising alarm over events abroad. And President Obama is widely blamed for the perceived decline in worldwide respect for the United States. Yet, still, one hears no clamor from Middle America for "Action This Day!" to alter the perception that America is in retreat. If a single sentence could express the seeming indifference of the silent majority of Americans to what is going on abroad, it might be the simple question: "Why is this our problem?" If a Russian or Ukrainian flag flies over...
  • Ron Paul to Obama and Romney: “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Get over it.”

    Ron Paul to Obama and Romney: “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Get over it.” News is now leaking out about a private meeting between evangelical leaders and presidential candidate Ron Paul which took place last Wednesday night. The leaders asked Dr. Paul about an Executive Order moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The real issue here is not what America wants but what Israel wants. We have no right to chose their capital,” Dr. Paul said, “If they say it is Jerusalem, then it is Jerusalem.” The Barack Obama administration has consistently rejected this idea and...
  • Huntsman a 2016 wild card vs. Hillary?

    04/13/2014 6:55:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    All Voices ^ | April 7, 2014 | Bob Brennan, Anchor/Reporter
    The 2,500-seat Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts sold out March 31 for an appearance by Jon Huntsman as part of the Philadelphia Speaker Series. Two days later, Huntsman filled Boston Symphony Hall. Another Huntsman appearance at UCLA later this month is sold out. Without the benefit of incessant media attention some early 2016 prospects have been receiving, Huntsman’s visions and his authentic, inspiring way of conveying them has been attracting, and resonating with, capacity audiences. At the Kimmel Center, Huntsman drew laughs in lowering his hand slowly to the floor, a metaphor for the impact on his 2012 primary...
  • (Exempt) Obama at (snitch) Sharpton Event: Voter ID Supporters Are 'the Real Frauds'

    04/12/2014 4:12:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/12/14 | Tony Lee
    Speaking at Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention on Friday in New York City, President Barack Obama revealed that he believes voter fraud does not exist, everyone who wants to should be able to vote, even if they cannot provide identifying documentation, and Republicans are plotting to take the franchise away from minorities. Obama, who hails from a city known for the Daley Machine and its "vote early and vote often" slogan, ripped Republicans for trying to preserve the integrity of the ballot by reducing voter fraud and requiring voter IDs. He made the accusation that there is a "well-organized...
  • Danny Glover believes that the Haitian earthquake was caused by climate change and global warming

    01/15/2010 6:00:32 AM PST · by IrishMike · 98 replies · 2,323+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | Friday, January 15, 2010 | Tim Blair
    Says Glover: “When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?” His obscene opinion would be bigger news if Glover had – in the manner of others – idiotically blamed a less-fashionable deity.
  • Danny Glover:Haitian earthquake was caused by climate change and global warming:

    01/15/2010 6:30:11 AM PST · by safetysign · 51 replies · 1,893+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 01/15/2010 | Tim Blair
    Says Glover: “When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?” His obscene opinion would be bigger news if Glover had – in the manner of others – idiotically blamed a less-fashionable deity. Video at link
  • Turnout in Mind, Obama Cites Voting Rights "Threat"

    04/12/2014 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 12, 2014 | By Alexis Simendinger
    Among the many political messages that resonate in the African-American community, President Obama knows that calls to protect voting rights will rouse many of his most loyal supporters. In an election year in which fairness and equity are Democratic themes, and motivating the party’s base is essential by November, Obama on Friday expressed alarm about rights threatened and justice denied, stirring 1,600 people packed inside a New York City ballroom to stand and cheer.
  • Dems label foes ‘un-American’

    04/12/2014 6:34:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Dems label foes ‘un-American’ By Niall Stanage - 04/12/14 06:00 AM EDT Liberals have lately been employing a political term of abuse that was once mainly a weapon of the right. Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser on Wednesday in Houston, President Obama described laws that he said restrict voting rights as “un-American.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) earlier this year described conservative activist billionaires Charles and David Koch as “un-American.” And amid a rambunctious meeting of the House Oversight Committee last month, the panel's top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) described the conduct of his Republican counterparts led by...
  • Voter Fraud: The Left's Tool For Social Justice

    04/12/2014 5:39:29 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Why did Democrats applaud the loathsome community organizer Melowese Richardson, a freshly released, unrepentant voter fraud felon, at a recent "voting rights" rally in Ohio? Because, like Richardson, they believe they are entitled to vote more than once against a system they see as unjust. Some serial voters do what they do in order to exact revenge against a society they feel did them or their ancestors wrong. Richardson is far from alone. Double-voting is distressingly common. Many leftists have contempt for the electoral process because they don’t believe in the electoral system as it is constituted in capitalist America....
  • Obama: Right to vote under threat in the US

    04/12/2014 5:32:49 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 56 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN
    NEW YORK (AP) — In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of expanded ballot box access for millions of black Americans and other minorities. "The stark, simple truth is this: The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago," Obama said in a fiery speech at civil rights activist and television talk host Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference. Obama waded...
  • Fed-Up Eric Holder Rips Congress: ‘Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly and Divisive’

    04/10/2014 4:46:40 PM PDT · by yoe · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Mike Levine
    A fed-up Attorney General Eric Holder is accusing congressional critics of launching “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive” attacks on him and the Obama administration. During a speech to the National Action Network, a group founded by Rev. Al Sharpton, in New York on Wednesday lauding the organization’s effort to advance racial equality, a heated Holder went a little off-script.
  • At (snitch) Sharpton Convention, Fans Dismiss ‘Rat’ Charges

    04/10/2014 1:51:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Observer ^ | 4/09/14 | Darren Sands
    The National Action Network’s annual National Convention kicked off this morning at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel on the heels of a report by The Smoking Gun on Rev. Al Sharpton’s alleged role as an FBI informant. The New York Post and Daily News both responded with front page headlines yesterday that called Mr. Sharpton, the president and founder of the civil rights organization, a “snitch” and a “rat.” For some of the attending civil rights activists, many of whom had traveled from across the country for the week-long convention, the treatment was another reminder of the uphill...
  • Rand Paul on Bush: You can't invite the whole world to come

    04/11/2014 4:14:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Scott Conroy
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday responded to contentious remarks made by Jeb Bush last weekend, in which the potential 2016 Republican presidential rival said that illegal immigrants who come to the United States seeking a better life for their families often do so as "an act of love." “I think it wasn’t the most artful way of saying something, but I think he was well-intentioned,” Paul said in an interview with RealClearPolitics. “If I were to make the same point, I would say that people who seek the American dream are not bad people, but that doesn’t mean you...
  • American Commentator: Israel Behind Malaysian Plane Mystery (barf alert)

    04/10/2014 9:58:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    An American commentator who appeared on state-owned Iranian Press TV suggested that Israel was responsible for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing on March 8. “Why are they giving us photoshopped pictures of Iranian passengers?” said Barrett, referring to the two Iranian nationals who boarded the flight with stolen passports. “Obviously there was some kind of a set-up to try to blame this on Iran,” he continued. “Precisely what that is we don’t know, but the Israelis have been using their assets, including the head of El-Al security, who was a 9/11 suspect – he lives...
  • Ex NYPD Cop: We Used to Call Sharpton ‘The Fat Rat’

    04/09/2014 7:25:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    free beacon ^ | 4/9/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Former NYPD detective Bo Dietl told Sean Hannity Al Sharpton’s contention that he did not know he was an FBI informant in the 1980s is “a lot of baloney.” Sharpton fiercely maintained in a press conference earlier today that he was not a “rat” following revelations Sharpton attempted to buy cocaine from an undercover FBI agent. Dietl, speaking Tuesday evening on Fox News, revealed the NYPD had a special nickname for Sharpton after the current MSNBC host became an informant: BO DIETL: There was a lot of involvement with the music industry at that time that Al was involved in....
  • Israel 'gave US the finger' in peace talks, MK says

    04/08/2014 1:24:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/8/14 | Marissa Newman
    Rather than make bold decisions conducive to peace, the government continues to “give the US the finger” with regard to talks with the Palestinians, Meretz MK Zahava Gal-on charged on Tuesday, reacting to statements by Secretary of State John Kerry that ascribed much of the blame for the present impasse to Israel. Kerry’s statements “are further proof that the extreme rightist… coalition has no interests in reaching an agreement, but rather is dragging out the negotiations and endangering Israel’s existential interests,” she said. “Instead of making courageous decisions, this bad government continued to give the US the finger,” she added....
  • Russian lawmakers approve bill making Holocaust denial illegal

    04/07/2014 6:26:48 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/08/2014 | Jerusalem Post
    Russian lawmakers approve bill making Holocaust denial illegal Russian lawmakers approved a bill that would make Holocaust denial illegal. The lower house of the Russian Parliament, or Duma, passed the measure Friday on its first reading, the Voice of Russia reported Monday, making it illegal to deny the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal and punishing the “rehabilitation of Nazism.” Those found guilty of the crime could be fined up to $8,300 or imprisoned up to three years. Public officials or media personalities would be fined nearly double or face up to five years in prison. The bill also needs the...
  • VIDEO! Glenn Beck: “Mitch McConnell Is As Big Of A Danger To This Country As Barack Obama Is”

    04/06/2014 7:56:44 AM PDT · by absentee · 20 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/5/14 | Caleb Howe
    In Louisville, Kentucky today, Freedomworks hosted #FreePAC, a gathering of right and center right grassroots activists. The keynote speaker was Glenn Beck, who had strong words for Mitch McConnell and other republican party leaders. [video at link] "I told you at the very beginning what this administration tries to do you and what the progressives on the right, let me tell you something, Mitch McConnell is as big of a danger to this country as Barack Obama is. The progressive disease is in both parties. Big government is a philosophy in both parties, period. It is antithetical to the American...
  • Reid Statement On March Employment Report

    04/04/2014 1:58:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | April 4, 2014 | U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on the March employment report. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 192,000 jobs in March, while the unemployment rate remains unchanged at 6.7 percent. The department also revised up the figures for February, from 165,000 to 197,000, and private employment levels surpassed for the first time the pre-recession peak.“This continued job growth is encouraging, but we need to do more to ensure that everyone in Nevada and across the country has a fair shot at the American Dream. Democrats have proposed common-sense policies to ensure that women...
  • Is Bill O'Reilly Fair and Balanced?

    03/29/2014 5:41:30 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 60 replies
    Please go to the TV website for background information.
  • Keith Ellison (D-MN 5) – KeyWiki Progressive/Marxist Profiles

    03/25/2014 4:40:40 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies
    http://www.trevorloudon.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Trevor Loudon
    Catch award-winning, acclaimed author, Trevor Loudon with Glenn Beck on TheBlaze TV March 26th at 5:00 PM EST KeyWiki.org Page: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Keith_Ellison Election Facts for 2014: • Party – Democrat • State – Minnesota • Location – Minnesota 5 • First Elected – 2006 • Candidates in 2014: Keith Ellison – D – Incumbent Undeclared No Declared Opposition Listed Keith Maurice Ellison is a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 5th District of Minnesota. He is also a Co-Chair on the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and of the...
  • The climate change deniers have won

    03/23/2014 5:57:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | March 22, 2014 | by Nick Cohen
    ... David Cameron, who once promised that if you voted blue you would go green, now appoints Owen Paterson, a man who is not just ignorant of environmental science but proud of his ignorance, as his environment secretary. George Osborne, who once promised that his Treasury would be "at the heart of this historic fight against climate change", now gives billions in tax concessions to the oil and gas industry, cuts the funds for onshore wind farms and strips the Green Investment Bank of the ability to borrow and lend All of which is a long way of saying that...
  • Rand Paul’s tepid McConnell endorsement: ‘He asked me when there was nobody else in the race’

    02/10/2014 5:54:42 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/10/14 | Jaime Fuller
    On Saturday, Glenn Beck conducted an interview with Rand Paul for the Blaze. When Beck asked the Kentucky senator why he endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who's facing a tough reelection fight this year, Paul couldn't come up with much of an answer. "Can we start with the hardest question that I have for you," Beck says in the video first published by Talking Points Memo. "Why are you endorsing Mitch McConnell?" After a few moments of silence, Paul answered, "Um, I'm here in Texas today to endorse Don Huffines!" Huffines is a conservative running for the Texas Senate...
  • Staying Out of Other People's Wars

    02/08/2014 11:41:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | February 8, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "If these negotiations [with Iran] fail, there are two grim alternatives," said Sen. Richard Durbin, "a nuclear Iran, or war, or perhaps both." Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham returned from the Munich security conference saying that even John Kerry agrees that President Obama's Syrian policy has failed. They are urging another look at air strikes. North Korea is warning that should the annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises go forward in March, it could mean war, possibly nuclear war. Philippines President Benigno Aquino III this week compared his country's situation to Czechoslovakia in 1938, and the disputed islets off his...
  • 9/11 Truther Rosie O'Donnell: My Son Joined the Military to 'Annoy' His 'Left-Wing' Mother

    02/07/2014 2:33:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 7, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Returning to The View seven years after departing in an angry, liberal tirade, Rosie O'Donnell sat down with Barbara Walters and some of her former colleagues on Friday. Updating everyone on life since the show, she revealed that Parker, her now 18-year-old son, will be attending the Citadel. The 9/11 truther snapped, "...How do you annoy your left-wing liberal pacifist mother? You become a big military man." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] O'Donnell admitted she interrogated her son as to why he made such a decision and he responded, "Only in America, mom, could somebody like you who came from...
  • Was Rick Santorum Right About Polygamy After All?

    12/16/2013 5:16:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 16, 2013 | Justin Miller
    The Republican was once savaged for suggesting polygamy could become legal if the Supreme Court killed anti-sodomy laws. Now a judge has ruled against Utah’s anti-polygamy statute. A decade ago, Rick Santorum said polygamy, among other things, would be allowed if bans on sodomy were struck down by the Supreme Court. “Sometimes I hate it when what I predict comes true,” the once and likely future Republican presidential candidate tweeted Sunday after a federal judge decriminalized polygamy in Utah. Judge Clark Waddoups ruled late Friday that parts of the state’s law are unconstitutional, based on a Supreme Court ruling that...
  • Glenn Beck: Boehner's 'Worthless' and McConnell's a 'Liar'

    12/13/2013 2:48:45 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 13 Dec 2013 12:57 PM | Melanie Batley
    Conservative radio talk show host Glenn Beck took to the airwaves to lambaste the Republican leadership in Congress, calling House Speaker John Boehner "worthless," and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a "liar." Speaking Thursday on the Mark Levin radio show, Beck lashed out against the GOP establishment leaders, referring to them as "big government progressives." "I think John Boehner is one of the prime examples of worthless, worthless Republicans. All these people saying, 'Hey, the Republicans aren't so bad.' No. I think they actually might be worse, because they claim to be something that they're not," Beck said. Levin labeled...
  • EXCLUSIVE: RAND PAUL -- I'M 'THINKING ABOUT' RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

    07/11/2013 4:12:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7/11/2013
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday that he is contemplating a run for president in 2016 and that he will likely make an announcement on a decision shortly after the 2014 midterm congressional elections.“We’ve been thinking about it,” Paul said in a phone interview. “And we will continue to think about it probably until after the 2014 elections. I haven’t made a decision, it’s a big decision you know with regard to family and the extensive travel that’s involved with it. And then also just seeing where the country is going in the...
  • Ted Cruz knows exactly what he’s doing [a liberal pulls "dots" out of thin air to connect]

    10/23/2013 1:25:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Salon ^ | October 22, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    Hey, did you hear the one about the disappearing “Nigerian email scammers”? They’ve “become a lot less active lately” because they’ve “all been hired to run the Obamacare website.” That’s Sen. Ted Cruz, folks, on his Reactionary Real America Victory Tour Monday night, and he’ll be here all week, maybe all decade. Tip your waiter!Declaring that our first black president’s signature policy achievement is being run by “Nigerian email scammers” is GOP dog-whistle politics at its finest. Of course, Cruz wasn’t just going for cheap laughs at the expense of the Affordable Care Act. He knows it’s a short hop...
  • Ted Cruz, Mike Lee missing from GOP Lunch

    10/16/2013 4:46:10 PM PDT · by Idaho_Cowboy · 42 replies
    POLITICAL ^ | October 16, 2013 | Seung Min Kim
    Senate Republicans huddled Tuesday to discuss the latest on the fiscal crisis engulfing the Capitol, but two key members of their conference were missing from the lunch: Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah. Multiple senators confirmed the absence of the two senators, who have led the crusade in the Senate to shred the president’s health care law. “I don’t account for their schedules,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) quipped when asked about Cruz and Lee’s absence. Cruz and Lee could become an obstacle to moving quickly on a fiscal deal in the Senate, where consent from all 100...
  • Cruz Blasts Senate Deal: Establishment Refuses to Listen

    10/16/2013 3:11:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 115 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 02:49 PM | Wanda Carruthers
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz railed against a Senate deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit, but he said to filibuster would be a pointless exercise. … “It is about all the people across this country who are right now facing terrifying decisions, because they are losing their health care, losing their jobs, being left in the cold. And, sadly, the United States Senate has said Washington will do nothing,” he said. “The Washington establishment is refusing to listen to the American people. The deal that has been cut provides no relief to millions of American who...
  • Cruz slams Senate, lauds House on debt-limit deal

    10/16/2013 1:34:37 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    NewsChannel6Now.com ^ | Oct 16, 2013 12:13 PM PDT
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz is decrying a deal brokered by his U.S. Senate colleagues to avert a default and reopen the government - but isn't planning a filibuster to derail it. In a statement Wednesday, Cruz slammed the Senate and Washington in general for not doing more to shield Americans from the nation's new health care law. But he also praised the House for its "bold stance" during the government shutdown and debt-limit fight.
  • Maher and Guests Battle Over Whether Obama Governs ‘Out of Fear of Assassination’

    10/12/2013 10:02:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/12/13 | Andrew Kirell
    During the “Overtime” online edition of HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher posited that President Obama moderates his political positions out of fear of being assassinated, leading to a panel-wide battle over whether Americans are “subconsciously racist” against the president. While lamenting with Oliver Stone about the short political career of John F. Kennedy, Maher suggested that bold leaders like JFK “always seem to, at the end of the day, get cut out of the picture, violently or otherwise. And maybe that is why Barack Obama is more of a centrist than we want him to be?” “You think that?”
  • What’s Trending for Conservatives? ‘Racism Talk Breeds Disunity’

    09/07/2013 8:02:35 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 6 replies
    Diverse Issues in Higher Education ^ | September 5, 2013 | Ibram X. Kendi
    Since the exoneration of George Zimmerman on July 13, we have witnessed a heightened awareness of racism, a heightened openness to discuss the truth of racism, a heightened enthusiasm to drive racism out of the core of American institutions and thought. Racism talk is flying around our nation, buzzing in the ears of sweating conservatives, annoying them to no end. It is a fascinating rhetorical strategy conservatives are using to shoo away the circulating conversation on racism. They are not merely saying racism is now inconsequential. They are not merely blaming the victim. Conservatives say racism talk is breeding disunity,...
  • Why are major media outlets ignoring bestselling writer Mark R. Levin?

    09/01/2013 11:17:26 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2013
    To read the book reviews in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post or The Boston Globe, you might be unaware of the existence of the work of Mark Levin. Unless you skip to the page with the bestseller lists. Levin’s new book “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic,” last week hit No. 1 on all three New York Times bestseller lists for which it qualified — hardcover nonfiction, e-book nonfiction and the combination of the two. Yet the paper, like the others mentioned and their counterparts on the magazine rack, continues to ignore Levin,...
  • Jesse Jackson: ‘Tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy’

    08/27/2013 2:57:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/27/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a Tuesday interview with a national news outlet that there’s no question about it — Republicans are constantly pushing the race button on all matters of policy and politics, and tea party activists are akin to redneck racist throwbacks from the Civil War era. “The tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy,” he said, in an interview with Politico. “It’s the Fort Sumter tea party.” He added: The GOP is “absolutely” using race as a reason to oppose President Obama and White House police proposals.