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  • Jury convicts Pennsylvania US Rep. Chaka Fattah loan

    06/21/2016 10:59:58 AM PDT · by Phlap · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 06/21/2016
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jury convicts Pennsylvania US Rep. Chaka Fattah in racketeering trial involving donor's secret $1M campaign loan.
  • Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away With It

    06/21/2016 8:28:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 6/20/16 | Christian Datoc
    "Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away with it" A leaked 2015 memo appears to give Hillary Clinton staffers advice on how to solicit large-sum donations from Super PACs without breaking campaign finance law restricting that behavior.
  • “Now the Circle is Complete.”

    06/21/2016 4:41:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-21-2016 | MOTUS
    I totally forgot to congratulate Hillary on the arrival of her second grandchild! So congrats: now your legacy is complete.However, I was alarmed when I saw her arriving to meet the new grandson at Lenox hospital in New York:I kept wondering: precisely what type of “Senior Care Emergency Medical Services” were required here?And, as RobinH asked the other day, who walks like that?And who swaddles themselves like that, in head-to-toe black during the summer solstice?Well, other than Muslims…And Big Foot? “Michelle is known for her clean and classic style and she loves to wear lesser known labels. On this ocassion...
  • Detroit F.P. editor loses mind, writes column calling for Republican legislators to be murdered

    06/08/2016 6:15:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Civility Two years ago, Stephen Henderson won a Pulitzer Prize. I’ll let you decide what you think that says about the state of journalism, especially as you consider what he wrote late last week. Henderson, the editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press (and a Facebook friend of mine, at least as I type this), has become increasingly hysterical in the past year - seeing racism behind almost every perceived societal ill and ascribing to conservative policymakers not just mistaken thinking but, invariably, an intent to hurt people. But his column of this past Saturday took the cake. A...
  • A Gay, a Liberal, a Muslim walk into a bar...It's just one person by the name Omar Mateen.

    06/14/2016 1:29:02 PM PDT · by Arcy · 14 replies
    6/14/16 | Arcy
    No joke!
  • The Secret History of Superdelegates

    06/13/2016 11:33:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Moyers & Company ^ | Branko Marcetic
    Just 712 Democratic officials will decide whether Clinton or Sanders wins the nomination. Documents show that's what the party planned all along. This post originally appeared at In These Times. Since its launch, a specter has haunted Bernie Sanders’ run for the Democratic nomination. It’s not his age, though at 74 he would be the oldest president in American history. And it’s not that he’s an avowed socialist, the label that a mere eight years ago was used to smear Barack Obama as a sinister, alien threat to the American way of life. Rather, it has been the so-called superdelegates...
  • Wiki CPUSA Presidential Tickets (Democrat Party Endorsement)

    06/13/2016 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Wiki Communist Party Presidential tickets ^ | June 13, 2016 | none stated
    Year President Vice-President Votes Percent Name Year President Vice-President Votes Percent Name 1924 William Z. Foster Benjamin Gitlow 38669 0.13% Workers Party of America 1924 William Z. Foster Benjamin Gitlow 38669 0.13% Workers Party of America 1928 William Z. Foster Benjamin Gitlow 48551 0.13% Workers (Communist) Party of America 1928 William Z. Foster Benjamin Gitlow 48551 0.13% Workers (Communist) Party of America 1932 William Z. Foster James W. Ford 103307 0.26% Communist Party USA 1932 William Z. Foster James W. Ford 103307 0.26% Communist Party USA 1936 Earl Browder James W. Ford 79315 0.17% 1936 Earl Browder James W....
  • Orlando Shooting Suspect Identified As Omar Mateen, Registered Democrat...

    06/12/2016 12:24:42 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/12/16
    Omar Mateen, who several years ago changed his name Omar Mir Seddique and added the Mateen part to his official name, is now said to have pledged allegiance to ISIS... Some more details on the alleged shooter as disclosed on Find the Data, disclose that he was a registered Democrat in the 18th Congressional District.
  • Orlando gay nightclub shooter was a registered Democrat

    06/12/2016 8:18:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 89 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 12, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The shooter who killed 20 and wounded 42 at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Omar Mir Siddique Mateen, was a registered Democrat who has voted in at least 3 recent general elections, according to voters.findthedata.com. He registered to vote on July, 19,2006, but skipped the election that November. But he voted by absentee ballot in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, presumably for his party’s candidate, Barack Obama.
  • Omar Mateen -- Registred Democrat

    06/12/2016 6:45:06 AM PDT · by bigdaddy45 · 20 replies
    http://voters.findthedata.com/d/b/Omar-Mateen
  • (Islamic terrorist) Gunman opens fire at Orlando gay nightclub

    06/12/2016 2:15:06 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 491 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12 June 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    Gunshots rang out at an Orlando, Fla., gay club, striking at least 20 people early Sunday, according to a WESH-TV report. A witness saw what appeared to be one assailant opening fire with a semi-automatic firearm inside the nightclub and another outside the south Orlando venue from a vehicle. “We were just leaving the club and we started hearing the shots,” clubber Anthony Torres told the Daily News. “Everyone was running and screaming.”
  • Tulsi Gabbard launches petition to end Democratic Party superdelegate process

    06/11/2016 11:45:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 11, 2016 | Kristen East
    The Democratic presidential primary process may be ending next Tuesday, but the fight among Bernie Sanders supporters to rid the party of superdelegates and install new leadership at the Democratic National Committee is not. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard encouraged her followers on Saturday to sign a petition ending the Democratic Party’s use of superdelegates. “Whether you are a Bernie Sanders supporter or a Hillary Clinton supporter, we should all agree that unelected party officials and lobbyists should not have a say in who the presidential nominee of our party is,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “That should be left...
  • BUILD BRIDGES, NOT WALLS HILLARY SAID, SO THEY BUILT A FENCE

    06/11/2016 10:42:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Hillary told Univision (the Mexican Cable TV Station) that we should be “building bridges, not walls.” Of course in reference to Donald Trump’s stand that we need to secure our borders with a ‘wall.’ So in preparation for the DNC Convention in Philadelphia, they are erecting a huge fence to keep out…Sanders supporters? Wait, isn’t a fence like a wall? If they can build one, why can’t we? “I think the idea of building walls as an answer to issues that confront our country is just not the right approach. We should be building bridges, we should be building understanding.”...
  • Wells Fargo Center, Xfinity Live! to Be Inside DNC Security Perimeter

    06/10/2016 8:13:25 AM PDT · by DEEP_e · 13 replies
    NBC10.com ^ | Brian X. McCrone
    Security at the Sports Complex during the Democratic National Convention next month will include “no-scale fencing” to enclose the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live!, the Secret Service special agent in charge said in an interview Thursday.
  • Assisted suicide:New California law to take effect June 9

    06/09/2016 3:00:08 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 48 replies
    KPCC ^ | March 10, 2016 | Paul Glickman
    http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/03/10/58421/assisted-suicide-new-calif-law-to-take-effect-june/ Assisted suicide:New California law to take effect June 9. Fourth state in the US with such a law.
  • Green Party's Jill Stein to Sanders fans: 'There's a plan B here'

    06/08/2016 7:32:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | June 8, 2016 | Eli Watkins
    (CNN)As the Democratic primary winds down to a close, Green Party likely nominee Dr. Jill Stein said she wanted Bernie Sanders supporters to "know that there's a plan B here to continue to fight that revolution." Sanders went from a long-shot candidate to the head of a national progressive movement in months, and Stein said she believed many of his supporters, turned off by presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's record and a bruising primary season, might go Stein's way. Stein offered condolences to Sanders supporters and praised Sanders for running a "revolutionary" movement that spoke to the issues she also...
  • U.S. Senate: Kamala Harris leads O.C.'s Loretta Sanchez, both beat GOP for November runoff

    06/08/2016 2:20:58 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    OC Register ^ | June 7, 2016
    California Attorney General Kamala Harris opened up a big early lead Tuesday over Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Orange, in the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. But Sanchez led Republicans Duf Sundheim, Phil Wyman and Tom Del Beccaro – and the rest of the 34-candidate field – laying the groundwork for what would be a November race between two Democratic women. California’s open primary sends the top two vote-getters to the November ballot regardless of party affiliation.
  • Poll: 1-in-5 millennial Sanders voters will support Trump over Clinton, 57% are #NeverHillary.

    A minority of Gen-Y Sanders supporters plan to vote for Clinton in the fall, and nearly one-in-five will support Trump instead, according to an Economist/YouGov poll released on Monday.
  • Poll: 33% of Dems want Clinton to quit if indicted over emails

    06/07/2016 10:54:43 AM PDT · by RightBlackChick · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/6/2016 | Paul Bedard
    In the latest poll highlighting voter concerns about Hillary Rodham Clinton and her honesty gap, one third of Democrats believe she should leave the presidential race if indicted over the State Department email scandal.
  • The White Entitlement of Some Sanders Supporters (barf alert)

    06/05/2016 12:36:01 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4 Jun, 2016 | Barrett Holmes Pitner
    “Killary Clinton is stealing the nomination and the system is rigged against Bernie Sanders,” said the two young white guys standing behind me in line. They rambled incessantly about how she was cheating and could not be trusted. Superdelegates were their greatest frustration. Unelected delegates who could “decide” the nomination proved that the process was a sham that was intentionally set up to prevent Sanders from winning. At first I tried to ignore the conversation and thought they were Trump supporters (“Killary” is usually a right-wing thing). But once it became clear that these guys were Sanders supporters, I had...
  • Clinton Wins Puerto Rico Primary, Now Just Shy Of Clinching Nomination

    06/05/2016 7:55:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    NPR.org ^ | 6/05/16 | Arnie Seipel
    Hillary Clinton won today's Democratic primary in Puerto Rico, according to the Associated Press. With about a quarter of precincts reporting, Clinton had about two-thirds of the vote. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had about one-third. Delegates from Puerto Rico put Clinton just shy of the 2,383 delegates she needs to clinch the Democratic nomination — and become the first woman to win the nomination of a major party in American politics. The Associated Press puts her less than 30 delegates from that threshold.
  • Clinton On Cusp of Winning Democratic Nomination As Puerto Rico Votes (must have 54/60)

    06/05/2016 5:33:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 6:42 PM ET, Sun June 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Hillary Clinton is on the cusp of clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, and could move closer as Puerto Rico's primary results are announced Sunday night. The former secretary of state is competing with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to win a majority of Puerto Rico's 60 delegates. Clinton began the day 60 delegates shy of the 2,383 she needs to win the Democratic nomination -- with 1,776 pledged delegates and another 547 superdelegates. Sanders, meanwhile, started Sunday with 1,547 delegates total: 1,501 pledged delegates and another 46 superdelegates. Clinton is closing in on a historic nomination as the first female presidential...
  • Los Angeles weighs a millionaire tax aimed at ending homelessness

    06/03/2016 8:21:07 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 66 replies
    MSN - Money ^ | 6/3/16 | Megan Leonhardt
    The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is planning to put a proposal on the November ballot that would impose a .5% tax for those with personal incomes exceeding $1 million annually. The revenue generated from the tax—estimated to be $250 to $300 million annually—would go toward funding the county’s 47-point program to wipe out homeless in L.A. county.
  • International Airlines Suspend Services to Venezuela One After Another

    06/03/2016 10:31:46 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    Nearshore Americas ^ | June 1, 2016
    Latin America’s largest airline, Latam, has announced that it has suspended its flights to Venezuela. The news comes barely a day after Germany’s Lufthansa suspended its services to the country. The suspension of air services underlines the worsening economic conditions in the South American country. Low oil prices and the socialist government’s expensive social welfare programs have pushed Venezuela to the brink of an economic disaster, with people queuing for hours to purchase basic goods.In a statement, Latam airlines said flights on its Sao Paulo to Caracas route would be suspended within the next few days, while routes to Caracas...
  • We want food!: Venezuelans cry at protest near presidency

    06/03/2016 10:20:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    DNA India ^ | June 3, 2016 | Reuters
    Venezuela's economic chaos, critics say is the consequence of failed socialist policies for the last 17 years, especially price and currency controls. Venezuelan security forces fired teargas at protesters chanting "We want food!" near Caracas' presidential palace on Thursday, the latest street violence in the crisis-hit OPEC nation. Hundreds of angry Venezuelans heading towards Miraflores palace in downtown Caracas were met by National Guard troops and police who blocked a major road. President Nicolas Maduro, under intense pressure over a worsening economic crisis in the South American nation of 30 million, had been scheduled to address a rally of indigenous...
  • I was wrong: Trump WILL be the next president

    06/02/2016 1:03:40 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 2, 2016 | Jake Novak
    A few months ago, I wrote that Donald Trump would win the GOP presidential nomination – but that would be the end of the line for him. I was sure that Trump just couldn't shore up enough of the already too small Republican base to win in November, thus nearly guaranteeing not only a loss but a big loss to Hillary Clinton in the general election. Well, I was wrong. In the 80-odd days since I wrote that piece, I've been seeing more and more evidence of why my predictions for Trump's demise were wrong — and that his chances...
  • Success of Jerry Brown, and California, Offers Lesson to National Democrats

    05/31/2016 1:05:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    SACRAMENTO — When Bernie Sanders held a rally at an outdoor stadium here the other night, more than 15,000 people turned out in a display of cheering, chanting, singing and cartwheels. Gov. Jerry Brown, the state’s most prominent Democrat, was not there, but he might as well have been. Mr. Sanders’s speech was replete with the kind of to-the-barricades flourishes that have long been part of Mr. Brown’s campaign language. “The political establishment is getting nervous,” Mr. Sanders said. “The corporate establishment is getting nervous. And they should be nervous. Because real change is coming.” As the Democratic presidential primary...
  • Communist Party Leader Voted for Sanders, Will Back Clinton

    05/31/2016 1:01:26 PM PDT · by notscj · 24 replies
    The leader of America's most prominent communist party credits Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with helping usher socialism into the political mainstream, but says it's essential to back Hillary Clinton if she defeats Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary. John Bachtell, national chairman of the Communist Party USA, says he cast a ballot for Sanders in the Illinois primary in March, but that the self-styled democratic socialist's loyal backers should temper their criticism of Clinton as a warmongering Wall Street puppet. "The most important thing is keeping our eye on this extreme right-wing danger and really hoping that all political organizations...
  • Clinton and allies step up California efforts as primary draws near

    05/31/2016 8:01:44 AM PDT · by Phlap · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | 05/31/2016 | Seema Mehta
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign had once hoped the California primary could be a coronation for the former secretary of State, the last major stop en route to claiming the Democratic presidential nomination. Instead, it has turned into a dogfight with Bernie Sanders, who has been campaigning nonstop through the state. With at least one public poll showing the race now a tie, the Clinton campaign has decided to step up her appearances in the state.
  • Joe Biden would be an excellent 'slip-in' candidate if Hillary Clinton falters

    05/28/2016 7:42:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 95 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Eric Zorn
    Voters don't hate Joe Biden, 73, the genial vice president who openly agonized last year before deciding not to put himself and his family through the rigors of a presidential bid in the wake of the 2015 death of his son after a battle with brain cancer. Not most voters, anyway. In a nationwide poll conducted in March for Bloomberg Politics, only 35 percent of respondents had a negative view of Biden compared with 68 percent who had a negative view of Trump, 53 percent who viewed Clinton unfavorably and 41 percent with a negative impression of Vermont Sen. Bernie...
  • Lifelong-Liberal Rants "This Is Why I'm Leaving The Democratic Party"

    05/25/2016 11:00:17 PM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg blog ^ | 05/23/2016 18:20 -0400 | Mike Krieger
    In a February post titled, It’s Not Just the GOP – The Democratic Party is Also Imploding, I noted the following: Yes, of course, Trump winning the GOP nomination marks the end of the party as we know it. After all, some neocons are already publicly and actively throwing their support behind Hillary. While this undoubtably represents a major turning point in U.S. political history, many pundits have yet to appreciate that the exact same thing is happening within the Democratic Party. It’s just not completely obvious yet. While it might sound strange, a coronation of Hillary Clinton in the...
  • The Organized Left Riots Against Donald Trump in New Mexico

    05/25/2016 12:28:29 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Organized left-wing groups launched violent protests in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tuesday evening outside a speech by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump
  • Watch as ‘08 Hillary Clinton rips ‘16 HIllary Clinton’s refusal to debate Bernie ahead of CA primary

    05/24/2016 6:46:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Pressa ^ | 05/24/16 | Robert Laurie
    Hypocrisy. As you probably have heard, Hillary has changed her mind and is now opting not to debate Bernie Sander ahead of the California primary. The event was to be held by Fox News, sometime between now and June 7th. Fox is none too pleased, and they issued the following statement: “Naturally, Fox News is disappointed that Secretary Clinton has declined our debate invitation, especially given that the race is still contested and she had previously agreed to a final debate before the California primary.”
  • Dems discuss dropping Wasserman Schultz

    05/24/2016 6:14:21 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/24/2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats on Capitol Hill are discussing whether Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz should step down as Democratic National Committee chairwoman before the party’s national convention in July. Democrats backing likely presidential nominee Hillary Clinton worry Wasserman Schultz has become too divisive a figure to unify the party in 2016, which they say is crucial to defeating presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump in November. Wasserman Schultz has had an increasingly acrimonious relationship with the party’s other presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, and his supporters, who argue she has tilted the scales in Clinton’s favor. “There have been a lot of meetings over the...
  • The third evil: Not voting at all

    05/24/2016 6:44:16 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | Herman Cain
    However much you may not like the choices, silencing your own voice is by far the worst thing you can do. As disgruntled Republican voters and disappointed Democrat voters languish over a choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, some of them are saying it’s voting for the lesser of two evils, or, they’re not voting at all. And that’s a problem. For those determined to avoid evils, they’re missing something huge.
  • Clinton declines Fox News debate with Sanders

    Hillary Clinton has declined an invitation to participate in a Democratic debate on Fox News, the campaign said Monday evening.
  • Hillary’s defining moment

    05/23/2016 8:52:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/16 | Herman Cain
    It's hard to pick one, but we think we've got it Now that Hillary Clinton has declared herself the winner of the Democrat nomination for president before it is officially over, let’s recap some of her most defining moments of what she would do as president (I pray not!) . . . in her own words: Dan and Rob have pointed out numerous times how she has no significant qualifications or accomplishments to be president. She lied about Benghazi. She denies that there is some “there there” in the email scandal, and a list of other denials and deceptive statements.
  • DNC chair staying neutral after Sanders backed her opponent

    05/22/2016 12:03:28 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Saturday she will remain neutral in the presidential race despite Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’s endorsement of her primary opponent.
  • Feinstein cites '68 chaos in warning against Sanders convention plan

    05/20/2016 3:12:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott and Eric Bradner
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein warned that Bernie Sanders' intention to take his candidacy to the Democratic convention in July could spark unrest similar to the chaotic 1968 convention in Chicago and the riots surrounding it. "It worries me a great deal," Feinstein told CNN's Manu Raju. "You know, I don't want to go back to the '68 convention, because I worry about what it does to the electorate as a whole -- and he should, too." Her comments were the latest evidence that Democrats are increasingly fretting that the divide between supporters of Sanders and backers of Hillary Clinton will...
  • Democrats Fear Violence At Convention: "Don't Want To Go Back To '68 Riots"

    05/19/2016 6:09:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/19/16 | tyler durden
    Any way you slice it, the Democratic National Convention coming up in Philadelphia in late July promise to be tumultuous.Though Hillary Clinton and the party insiders long ago expected the 2016 primary to be a formality (which conspicuously few hopefuls in the race), the grassroots voters are feverishly demanding Bernie, and vehemently against the establishment candidate who is widely known for her duplicity and dishonesty.As California Senator Diane Feinstein makes clear in this short and sweet video below, the establishment fears the riots and backlash that could come from a contested, or at least highly protested, convention as Sen. Sanders...
  • Hillary's Support Among Democrats Fades As Party Crisis Looms (Rat high drama alert)

    05/18/2016 10:39:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Party Politics: Every day there are stories about how deeply troubled the Republican Party is with Donald Trump as its presumptive candidate. But, if anything, the Democratic Party is in far worse shape. Think about it. Democrats still can't decide if Hillary Clinton is electable - in fact, her support has diminished as the primary season has dragged on. There are fears of a party revolt by Bernie Sanders supporters at the July convention, and there’s a huge rift forming between two of its major factions. Plus, polls show that the supposedly can't-possibly-win Donald Trump is now close to Clinton....
  • Clinton, Sanders split Democrat nominating contests in Oregon, Kentucky

    05/18/2016 2:38:51 AM PDT · by Ken H · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2016 | GINGER GIBSON AND EMILY STEPHENSON
    Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each picked up primary wins on Tuesday in yet another demonstration of how divided the party is in the drawn-out national race to win the nomination for November's general election. Clinton narrowly defeated Sanders in Kentucky, a state where she was not expected to win. Sanders bested her in Oregon, a state that played to his strengths.
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • ‘Free Republic’ Now A Safe Space for Donald Trump Supporters [Jim's response at post 25]

    05/12/2016 12:03:49 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 601 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/12/2016 | Robert Tracinski
    On the right, we’ve grown to pride ourselves on our greater openness to debate and ideas, on having no need to toe a Politically Correct line or crawl into a “safe space” like pampered college kids who just can’t handle hearing from anyone who disagrees with them. For myself, I am so personally dedicated to this ideal that I even perform the great personal sacrifice of reading the comments field beneath my articles. Yet somehow I wasn’t surprised to see Donald Trump supporters, those swaggering tough guys, turn one of their favorite Internet forums into a safe space where they...
  • ´Screw the next generation´: Anonymous congressman writes tell-all and slams ´nation of naive,

    05/12/2016 9:47:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/12/2016 | David Martosko
    A new book threatens to blow the lid off of Congress as a legislator has penned a tell-all about the worst parts of serving in the House of Representatives – saying that his main job is to raise money for re-election and that leaves little time for reading the bills he votes on. Mill City Press, a small Minnesota-based 'vanity press' publisher describes 'The Confessions of Congressman X' as 'a devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own.' 'No wonder Congressman X wants to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. His admissions...
  • And Now for the Losers (TN Politics)

    05/11/2016 5:22:45 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 1 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 5/10/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    A few days ago we selected the “Winners” of this past legislative session. Today RTP brings you the Losers. This selection was much more difficult, as there were so many more Losers than Winners, but we gave it a shot: Speaker Beth Harwell. It is hard to imagine a Speaker having a worse legislative session. Ok, maybe former short term U.S. House Speaker Robert Livingston. Oh, and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. But we digress. From the Jeremy Durham nightmare (where Beth not only shot herself in the foot by ignoring it, she then pulled out a full automatic and...
  • The MacGuffinization of American Politics (seminal read)

    05/07/2016 12:13:47 PM PDT · by akalinin · 16 replies
    Ace Of Spades HQ ^ | 12/06/2013 | Ace of Spades
    Watching Chris Matthews interview Obama, I was struck by just how uninterested in policy questions Matthews (and his panel) were, and how almost every question seemed to be, at heart, about Obama's emotional response to difficulties-- not about policy itself, but about Obama's Hero's Journey in navigating the plot of President Barack Obama: The Movie. As with a MacGuffin in the movie, only the Hero's emotional response to the MacGuffin matters. Again and again, Matthews and his panel focused not on weighty questions of state, but on what toll these important-sounding MacGuffins took upon the Star of the Picture, Barack...
  • Party of Jim Crow vs. that of Abraham Lincoln

    05/05/2016 9:33:20 AM PDT · by walford · 1 replies
    Facebook ^ | 05/05/2016 | walford
    Some have complained about my use of certain phrases in reference to the two major American political Parties. I therefore offer the following explanations for future reference: I call the Democrat Party the Party of Jim Crow because to this day, it stands for division on racial and class lines. it is elitist and holds that the majority cannot be trusted to run their own lives and need the "benevolent" management of those who are smarter, know more -- and are of better character. That is the essence of Progressivism, which itself is a socio-ideological carry-over from the Plantation owners'...
  • Ronald Reagan tells joke about Democrats (A Man of Charm, Grace and Wit)

    05/04/2016 10:46:50 PM PDT · by Badboo · 13 replies
    Winston Blair private Youtube account ^ | Uploaded on January 23, 2011
    A classic from the one and only, Ronald Reagan.
  • California Republicans: Register as Independent to Damage Clinton

    05/03/2016 11:48:12 PM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 28 replies
    CA Secretary of State ^ | 5/42016 | A Padilla
    With Trump sealing the nomination tonight, California Republicans can derail the Dems by voting Sanders in their June primary.