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  • It’s Happening: NBC News reveals Hillary too far right for some Iowa Democrats

    09/15/2014 3:34:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 15, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    After coming in third in the Iowa caucuses in 2008, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does not have much love for Hawkeye State Democrats. The feeling, it seems, is mutual. Over the weekend, Clinton traveled to Iowa to attend retiring Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) “steak fry,” an event which has become an institution in the pivotal Midwestern electoral battleground. NBC News sent Andrea Mitchell along with her where the reporter spent some time speaking to prospective Democratic caucus-goers. Mitchell found what so many know in their hearts to be true: Clinton’s support among Democrats is a mile wide and...
  • Charlie Rangel: I Was Told Not to Talk About How Racist the Tea Party Is

    09/15/2014 1:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 25, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During a Q&A with CSPAN, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) discussed comments he has made many time in in the past claiming the Tea Party is motivated by racism because they are the old Dixiecrats from mainly Southern states Rangel said he was told not to talk about race anymore saying, "So people said please don't bring up that race thing anymore."(continued)
  • Busted! Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick Flies Mexican Flag in Parade

    09/15/2014 12:09:55 PM PDT · by connell · 27 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 09-14-14 | AZGOP
    No Sign of Old Glory on Dem Parade Float as Americans Celebrating 200th Anniversary of Star Spangled Banner PHOENIX – Today Robert Graham criticized Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona’s CD 1 for flying the Flag of Mexico during her parade in Eloy, Arizona this morning. “Arizona voters already know Kirkpatrick has been doing a poor job representing her constituents while she continues to support Obama’s failed policies, but flying the Flag of Mexico alone with no sign of the Flag of the United States is offensive and hurtful not just to our veterans but to every American,” said Robert...
  • Jay Carney: ‘It’s Not Going to Be a Good Year for Democrats’

    09/15/2014 9:08:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/15/2014 | Evam McMurry
    In his new guise as a political commentator for CNN, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dished out conventional wisdom on State of the Union Sunday morning, which in this case meant diagnosing the Democrats’ chances in the upcoming midterms as poor. “It’s not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition,” Carney said. “The sixth year is always particularly bad for a president’s party. You couple that with the fact so many seats are defended by Democrats in red states where Mitt Romney did very well against the president, double-digits in most cases, and there’s no...
  • Big profit for Pritzkers on costly Chicago FBI deal

    09/15/2014 7:40:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    chicago sun times ^ | Sep 14, 2014
    Chicago Big profit for Pritzkers on costly Chicago FBI deal Sun, 09/14/2014 - 3:30pm Better Government Association @bettergov | Email A deal involving the federal government’s most expensive lease in Chicago produced millions of dollars in profits for a development group that included Penny Pritzker, a top campaign fund-raiser for President Barack Obama who is now his commerce secretary, a Chicago Sun-Times / Better Government Association investigation has found. The developers also included Jack Higgins, a friend and political backer of former Mayor Richard M. Daley. Over the 14-year term of the lease, the government will pay $280 million in...
  • Jay Carney: Democrats Will Lose Mid-Terms Decisively

    09/14/2014 6:49:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | September 14, 2014 | Ryan Saylor
    Jay Carney, the former press secretary for President Barack Obama and now a CNN political commentator/analyst, said Sunday (Sept. 14) that 2014′s mid-term elections were going to deliver a crushing blow to members of the president’s Democratic Party.
  • Dems' Coalition Showing Signs of Strain

    09/14/2014 11:23:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 14, 2014 | Salena Zito
    After winning the presidency, Andrew Jackson sent a message to Congress suggesting that the office be extended to six years but limited to one term. His message caused wild speculation that the first “people's president” would not seek a second term. That led to a dramatic Jackson proclamation, in a letter to Pennsylvania Democrats, that the “call of the people” trumped his “personal inclination” and he could “not refuse to serve them.” The truth is, he was never not going to run. Jackson may have been the first Democrat to be elected as president. But his secretary of State and...
  • Costco execs turn tables on state Senate Democrats

    09/14/2014 11:17:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jim Brunner
    After being stiff-armed by Democrats on a liquor-tax dispute, Costco execs have shifted their loyalties to Republicans in this year’s state Senate races.When it comes to politics, Costco Wholesale has a well-deserved reputation as a Democratic-leaning corporation. Company co-founders Jim Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman have hosted President Obama at fundraisers in their lakefront mansions. Costco executives have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and causes over the past decade. But in the key battle for control of the state Senate this year, top Costco brass — miffed at Democrats over a liquor-fee dispute — have essentially switched...
  • All the Reasons Democrats Are Screwed This November

    09/14/2014 8:22:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Sep 2014 | Russell Berman
    As the 2014 midterm election campaign heats up, all indications are that Democrats are headed for a trouncing at the hands of Republicans. Most political prognosticators now give the GOP a better-than-even chance of picking up the six seats it needs to win control of the Senate, and the party is expected to expand its majority in the House. The Republican gains may not match those of the Tea Party wave of 2010 that cost Democrats the House and their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, but it likely will be enough to make President Obama's final two years in office...
  • Missouri’s rapid rightward shift

    09/13/2014 7:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 13, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    In just four weeks, Missouri has carried out an execution, imposed a 72-hour waiting period on women seeking abortions, expanded gun rights and become the poster child for the militarization of police and racial discord. Its public school system is struggling beneath the weight of an ongoing funding crisis, and an entire local police force is under federal investigation. While the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a small-city cop and the fiery protests and heavy-handed police response that followed has drawn national attention and scorn, the incident is but a glimpse into the current social and political...
  • Gallup: GOP holds 23 point lead over Democrats as party best able to keep US safe

    09/12/2014 9:58:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    Seven weeks to go until the mid term elections in November and there us further evidence that the Democrats are in deep trouble.Gallup released its "Governance Poll" yesterday and it showed a whopping 23 point lead for Republicans as the party best able to keep the country safe. Perhaps more relevant to the elections, Republicans hold a nine point lead over Democrats as the party best able to keep America prosperous. The nuimber represents almost exactly the same margin held by the GOP in the lead up to the wave election of 2010. The Republican Party has expanded its historical...
  • Voter fraud probe roils Ga. Senate race

    09/12/2014 9:40:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A group helmed by a major donor and policy adviser to Democratic Senate candidate Michele Nunn is under investigation by the Georgia secretary of State for alleged voter fraud. Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) said in a memo, reported by WSB-TV, that his office has “received numerous complaints about voter applications submitted by the New Georgia Project,” an organization launched to register and turn out voters to the polls. “Preliminary investigation has revealed significant illegal activities, including forged voter registration applications, forged signatures on releases, and applications with false or inaccurate information,” Kemp wrote in the memo. Nunn is...
  • Hey Dems! How's that 'war on tax inversions' going?

    09/12/2014 7:58:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    It was supposed to be the populist issue that would enrage the middle class and set them with pitchforks against big corporations who were being "economic traitors" by moving their headquarters overseas in order to avoid the high corporate taxes in America.The so-called "inversion" issue would allow the Democrats to ride a wave of popular disgust against Republicans to victory in November. Instead, as Politico points out, the issue is so much of a dud, that the Democrats have quietly de-emphasized much of the white hot rhetoric the president has used to portray corporations as "un-American" who move their operations...
  • The Nuclear Option: A Foreign Policy Conducted in a Drug-Addled Haze

    09/12/2014 6:58:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    The Nuclear Option: A Foreign Policy Conducted in a Drug-Addled Haze See, kids, this is why you don’t do drugs. And this is why you will always eventually regret voting for somebody who boasted of all the coke and dope he did while smoldering about his absentee father. President Choom Gang has demilitarized our military. He sends the Department of Health and Human Services to the Mexican border to welcome and take care of tens of thousands of illegal children streaming across. And now he wants to deploy American troops into West Africa to combat the Ebola virus. Boy, is...
  • HHS pledges more funds to enroll minorities in O-Care

    09/11/2014 7:51:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | Crystal Hill
    Federal health officials announced $3.2 million in new funding to help racial and ethnic minorities enroll in health coverage under ObamaCare. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Minority Health awarded grants to 13 organizations that will help educate and encourage minority communities to sign up for health plans through the marketplaces.
  • Sampson's Consultant Convicted of Fraud (NY Dems)

    09/11/2014 1:54:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 11, 2014 | Ken Boehm
    Melvin E. Lowe, a New York political consultant, was found guilty yesterday of conspiring with State Senator John Sampson of Brooklyn (in photo) to defraud the New York Senate Campaign Committee out of $100,000. Sampson is under indictment on unrelated charges of embezzlement, obstruction of justice and making false statements to the FBI. He allegedly embezzled $440,000 from escrow accounts on foreclosed properties. Sampson and Lowe were caught up in an investigation prompted by NLPC's exposé of former State Senator Shirley Huntley, who was jailed for looting a nonprofit organization she founded, for which political allies had arranged to...
  • As Grand Jury Decides Officer Wilson’s Fate, Judge Stalls Attempts to Assassinate Brown’s Character

    09/10/2014 12:13:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | September 10, 2014 | Nick Chiles
    Michael Brown’s body may be gone, but a serious effort is afoot in St. Louis County to assassinate his character — just as a Missouri grand jury is deciding whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in his killing last month. Judge Ellen Levy Siwak, a St. Louis County Circuit Court judge, had to deny two separate petitions Tuesday by media outlets trying to get their hands on Brown’s juvenile criminal records. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and GotNews.com are both seeking the records, even though a juvenile court official said last week that Brown had no serious felony convictions as...
  • There Were Elections on Tuesday? Do We Have a New President?

    09/10/2014 11:53:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 10, 2014 | Desmond Miller, student and advocate
    Michigan's primary elections were last month and for a young progressive who loves all things political, it was Christmas in August for me. As a member of LaunchProgress PAC's Candidate Advisory Board, I was excited to support our Michigan candidates Jon Hoadley, Stephanie Chang, and Kristy Pagan who won big on August 5, and Rebecca Thompson, a strong LaunchProgress candidate who was just 500 votes shy of winning her election. But still, I'm haunted by the text message I received the afternoon of the primary, "Today are elections? Wasn't Obama just re-elected?" Sadly this is the reality our country lives...
  • Democrat Brad Sherman tries to sound relevant and intelligent but still doesn’t get it

    09/10/2014 10:29:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/10/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    California Congressman Brad Sherman is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee so he must be a smart guy who knows what he is talking about, right? Well no, not right. In a C-SPAN interview Sherman made the “profound” point that “If you destroy one power in the Middle East, you empower the other side, and the four groups that are fighting ISIS now are in many ways nearly as evil as ISIS itself, and in fact, those who are fighting against ISIS today on the ground have killed far more Americans than ISIS has.” Saying that a...
  • Receiving multiple calls from political robocaller. Vanity

    09/09/2014 9:39:16 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Who called info. ^ | 9-9-2014 | self
    Need advice. I have been receiving robocalls from a research frim called WHERE AMERICA STANDS RESEARCH - Telephone 847-250-1400. I do not answer the calls, but learned from a Google search what the caller is identified as. Has anyone else received calls from this research company? I found this from a Google search: "Bert Peal‎The Telegraph & macon.com Yesterday at 7:57pm · I would like to let everyone know that "Where America Stands Research" Has called me 8 times today in four hours on behalf of Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois. I wonder if he is aware that he are...
  • Poll: GOP parents also back federal school nutrition standards

    09/09/2014 9:22:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    An overwhelming majority of parents — including most Republicans — back federal school nutrition standards, a new poll found. The findings released Monday by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association stand in stark contrast to a partisan spat in Congress over the Agriculture Department’s regulations. More than seven in ten parents back national standards for both snacks and meals in schools. The poll found that 75 percent of parents believe salt should be limited in meals and 91 percent support requirements that schools include a serving of fruits. When broken down along...
  • Why We Need a Left Wing Tea Party

    09/09/2014 4:15:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 9, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    The pro-choicers don’t like the populists, who don’t like the…enough already! Factions of the left, please stop being so…factiony.On Tuesday, barring any surprises, Democrats in New York will nominate Andrew Cuomo to serve as the party’s nominee—making it highly likely Cuomo will eventually serve a second term in the governor’s office. In his first term, Cuomo lowered taxes for the rich, increased corporate subsidies, undermined public sector unions, championed charter schools, and blocked campaign finance reform. Were it not for progressive stances on marriage equality and abortion, Cuomo might easily be mistaken for a Republican. Yet for his second term,...
  • 'Non-partisan' group is totally partisan Democrats

    09/09/2014 1:58:34 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/7/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan Teachers and Allies for Change (M-TAC), which MLive described as “a grassroots organization started by Ann Arbor Public Schools teachers and parents,” was in the news last week for a rally in Ann Arbor seeking more money for public schools. According to MLive, the group is "non-partisan and is not affiliated with a union." The featured politicians on the stage at the rally were all Democrats: Lisa Brown, who is running for Lt. Governor, State Rep. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, State Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, State Rep. Gretchen Driskell, D-Saline; and State Rep. Adam Zemke, D-Ann Arbor. MLive...
  • Michelle Obama warns Republican wins ‘bad’ for Washington

    09/09/2014 9:54:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 9, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    First lady Michelle Obama is warning Democratic voters that Washington will “be even worse” if they let Republicans win in November. “Instead of leaders coming together on behalf of hardworking families and finding consensus on the issues that matter most, we’ll just see more conflict and more obstruction,” Mrs. Obama said at a voter registration rally Monday night in Atlanta. She said Republican victories in places like Georgia would result in “more lawsuits and talk about impeachment, more votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or even shut the government down — behavior that just wastes time and wastes taxpayer...
  • Head of Marshals Service in Chicago reassigned

    09/09/2014 7:59:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 9, 2014
    Head of Marshals Service in Chicago reassigned AP , Associated Press Sep. 9, 2014 4:02 AM ET CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service has announced it has replaced the head of its Chicago office for the past four years in a re-organization, appointing an interim chief for its high-profile northern Illinois district. Darryl McPherson, who was named to the top Chicago post by President Barack Obama in 2010, was recently reassigned to the same office's judicial security division, said Drew Wade, an agency spokesman in Washington. Wade, however, declined to discuss why the 17-year Marshals Service veteran was moved...
  • Unemployed Would Rather Shop Than Look For A Job

    09/09/2014 4:54:09 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 50 replies
    According to the bureau of labor statistics people who the government consider unemployed are twice as likely to go shopping as they are to look for a job. Keep in mind the government under counts the unemployed by shifting millions out of unemployment by declaring they’ve simply given up looking for work. As it stands today, job growth is barely keeping up with population growth. The country has millions of people who are unemployed, many of whom consider shopping more important than looking for a job. Unemployment and other welfare benefits are making life unemployed too easy. It isn’t just...
  • The Mess Obama Made on the Way to the So-Called Ceasefire in Ukraine

    09/08/2014 7:56:56 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 33 replies
    Assuming the ceasefire declared in Ukraine as of sundown Friday holds—and the early signs are favorable—we celebrate the end of a conflict that has claimed a startling 2,600 lives since it broke out in April. But not so fast. It’s also time to recognize the Obama administration’s strategy in Ukraine as among the worst of its numerous foreign-policy errors. The agreement just forged between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, is acknowledged all around as the design Putin suddenly proposed when he got off a plane in Mongolia late last week. In all likelihood, this was the...
  • Shut Up Already! Senate Dems Want To Amend The Constitution To Stop Koch Brothers’ Ads

    09/08/2014 4:44:34 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Sep 2014
    Shut Up Already! Senate Dems Want To Amend The Constitution To Stop Koch Brothers’ Ads Democratic Senators said Monday the Constitution must be amended, because people like Charles and David Koch must be stopped from flooding TV with negative ads Americans don’t want to see. “A handful of super rich donors and giant corporations are now flooding our elections and determining entire narratives of closely contested races,” Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, said in a press conference Monday. “The American people are furious with the state of campaign finance in this country. They can’t stand the negative advertisements that...
  • How the GOP got this way

    09/08/2014 4:26:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 8, 2014 | Michael Barone
    America’s two great political parties are constantly transforming themselves, sometimes in small increments, sometimes in sudden lurches. They respond to cues sent to them by voters — which can range from attaboy! to fuhggedaboutit — and to the initiatives of party leaders, especially presidents. But when the other party has held the White House for an extended period, the transformation process can be stormy and chaotic. Which is a pretty apt description of the Republican Party over the past few years. Its two living ex-presidents, the George Bushes, withdrew from active politics immediately after leaving the White House, and its...
  • Sen Udall: Butchered Journos Would Tell Us to Not Take Any "Impulsive" Actions Against IS, You Know

    09/08/2014 4:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | September 8, 2014 | Ace
    Mark Udall says he's "troubled" by Obama's quickness to act on IS (!!!?!!!?!!), and that the two journalists beheaded by IS terrorists would have wanted a "cautious" approach."I can tell you," Udall said, "Steve Sotloff and James Foley would tell us, don't be impulsive. Horrible and barbarous as those executions were, don't be impulsive, come up with a plan to knock ISIL back." Allah makes a point that didn't occur to me: Given that we know that Obama delayed the rescue mission that would have saved both Sotloff and Foley, until they were no longer present at the target site,...
  • Poor Little Rich Liberals

    09/08/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    They are impoverished in industry and suffer from severe poverties of honesty, decency and shame. Their fake poverty is as fake as their concern for the poor No group has been hit harder by the Obama economy than American liberals. From Marin County, where bundlers have had to struggle to scrape together a few ten grand bills to attend Obama fundraisers, to Washington D.C. whose bedroom communities now have seven of the ten highest household incomes in the country, poverty is hitting poor rich little liberals really hard. In 2006, Alaska had the highest household income. But voters chose Obama...
  • Bob Woodward: Obama Has Completely Alienated Senate Democrats

    09/08/2014 5:30:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 8,2014 | Breitbart TV
    On "Fox News Sunday," The Washington Post's Bob Woodward described what he called "one of the untold stories," in Washington D.C., which is the "alienation between Obama and Senate Democrats" because according to Woodward "he is not engaged" and refuses to listen.
  • Political Order and Political Decay

    09/07/2014 11:06:30 PM PDT · by wetphoenix
    The American Interest ^ | August 28, 2014 | Francis Fukuyama
    Volume two of the project I started writing in 2011, titled Political Order in Changing Societies, hits bookstores later this month. It is an attempt to map out how modern states have evolved out of patrimonial ones, and tries to show how simplistic understandings of how development works can lead to disastrous policy. I have not posted to this blog in almost a year because I have been busy finishing up my book Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy. The book is now complete and will be published by Farrar, Straus and...
  • Obama's Ukraine Folly Comes Full Circle

    09/07/2014 11:02:10 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 20 replies
    National Interest ^ | September 6, 2014 | Robert W. Merry
    is has been one of the underlying themes of those who have argued from the beginning of this drama that the West doesn’t have a stake in Ukraine’s fate to even approach the stake of Russia, which has included Ukraine within its sphere of influence for the past three and a half centuries and has viewed that relationship as crucial to its sense of national security. This raises a question: If we don’t have a serious stake in the matter, and we’re very clear with ourselves and the world that we won’t fight over it, and the preponderance of power...
  • Detroit's Under-Funded Fire Departments Use a Soda Can For a Fire Alarm

    09/07/2014 2:10:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Sptember 6, 2014 | Robert Sorokanich
    Detroit's Under-Funded Fire Departments Use a Soda Can For a Fire Alarm Where absent money leaves gaps, ingenuity fills in. Nowhere is that more true than in Detroit's fire departments, where, as Detroit Free Press reporter Tresa Baldas shows us, a soda can full of jangling coins and screws alerts the Motor City's long-suffering heroes when there's an emergency. The system is brilliantly simple: A soda can full of rattling metal is balanced on top of the fire department's printer at the end of the tray. When the printer spits out an emergency alert, the paper knocks over the can....
  • Congress mulls response to Ferguson with sense of urgency

    09/07/2014 1:27:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 7, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    When Congress returns to Washington this week from their long summer recess, lawmakers will waste little time weighing a legislative response to last month's turmoil in Ferguson, Mo. The violent stand-offs that followed the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer set off a firestorm of congressional criticism over the police response to public protest. Although the saga has largely faded from the headlines, a number of lawmakers will resuscitate it in coming days in order to highlight various proposals designed to prevent another similar incident. Senate Democrats will hold a hearing Tuesday to examine...
  • Another FBI investigation of Democrat “sacred cows”: Has the insurrection started again?

    09/07/2014 8:44:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/7/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Things involving politics rarely happen in a vacuum. Events follow a discernible course if you know what you are looking for. For the first five years of his Administration, Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder has been riding roughshod over the Constitution. It follows that the vast majority of honest FBI agents and Assistant United States Attorneys might be very angry and frustrated that a political hack like Holder should come in and destroy their career in such a rapid and permanent fashion. That anger and frustration apparently boiled over last spring when within a six week period a succession...
  • Katie Couric: Sen. Warren Criticizes Washington-Wall Street 'Revolving Door'

    09/06/2014 8:44:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 6, 2014 | Andrew Romano
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In an exclusive interview Wednesday with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for accepting a multimillion-dollar job with a Wall Street investment bank shortly after leaving Congress. "This is wrong," Warren said in regard to Cantor's new role as vice chairman and managing director at Moelis & Co. "People work in Washington and, man, they hit that revolving door with a speed that would blind you." She went on to claim that banks hire politicians like Cantor "not because they bring great expertise and insight, but because they’re selling...
  • Detroit, the showcase of liberal governance where fire stations use soda cans as warning devices

    09/06/2014 10:44:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/6/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The argument against liberals ever being in charge of our lives can be reduced to a single word: Detroit. Detroit has fallen from its position as one of the greatest cities in America at the beginning of the 1950s to a perfect reminder of what liberal Democrats will do when given enough power and enough time to show who they really are. “The Motor City” had an unbroken succession of liberal Democrat mayors for more than 40 years and each of these men has contributed to the steady decline of their city. Acting in concert with greedy unions these mayors...
  • Senator to Issue Report Absolving IRS

    09/06/2014 10:05:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich), chairman of the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is preparing a report that will absolve the IRS and Lois Lerner of any wrongdoing in the campaign to target and harass conservative political organizations. “Those who have alleged that Lerner and the IRS took it upon themselves to conduct a vendetta against conservative organizations have it all wrong,” Levin alleged. “Evidence has emerged that the IRS was acting upon urgent requests from highly placed members of the government. Bureaucrats being responsive to the needs of the government is behavior we should be encouraging not punishing.” The highly...
  • [Bill] Clinton rallies support for Crist in governor race

    09/06/2014 1:48:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 6, 2014 3:42 AM EDT | Michael J. Mishak
    Bill Clinton is lending his political star power to Democrat Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor who is locked in a tight race for his old job in the nation’s largest swing state. The former president on Friday headlined a rally in Miami where he implored Democrats to defy historical trends and turn out and vote in November. “We’re great at doing what’s right if there’s a presidential election on the ballot, but we’re not nearly as good as our Republican opponents are at showing up in the midterm elections,” Clinton said. “The whole shebang is going to depend on...
  • Dems’ report clears IRS of political bias, blames IG for botching probe

    09/05/2014 10:05:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 5, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS's internal auditor distorted the facts surrounding the IRS tea party targeting scandal, leaving Americans with the impression that the tax agency went after conservative groups without also targeting liberal groups, the Senate's top investigative panel said Friday. Investigators said the IRS did mishandle applications for tax exempt status, including subjecting groups to years-long delays and "poorly coordinated reviews." But the report, written by Democrats who control the chamber, concluded that the IRS's "mismanagement" affected both liberal and conservative groups, clearing the agency of accusations of politically motivated behavior. "The subcommittee found no evidence that political bias influences the...
  • The Dems Waning War on Women Meme

    09/05/2014 8:05:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/14 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    Wasserman-Schultz’ washed-up “War on Women” smear against Gov. Walker Democratic National Congressional Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has effectively (yet inadvertently) ended the Democratic Party’s “War on Women” meme against the Republican Party. Her recent outrageous comments against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker cannot command any respect: Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is reality. What Republican tea party extremists like Scott Walker are doing is they are grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back.
  • MUST SEE VIDEO>>> Top FL Democrat & Charlie Crist Fundraiser Caught in FOUL & OBSCENE DRUNKEN RANT

    09/04/2014 7:07:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/4/14 | Jim Hoft
    CHECK OUT DRUNKEN RANT BY DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER AND BOSS OF CHARLIE CRIST, WHO IS NOW THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR FLORIDA GOVERNORDrunk, Drunk, Drunk—Top Florida Democrat and Charlie Crist fundraiser John Morgan blows up in a DRUNKEN TIRADE! And it was ALL CAPTURED ON VIDEO!Democrat Charlie Crist is runnning for Governor in Florida.John Morgan went off script Thursday at “Boots and Buckles” in Lakeland. Via United West:
  • Marching to the ballot box

    09/04/2014 3:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daytona Times - East Central Florida's Black Voice ^ | September 4, 2014 | Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., Interim President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Assoc.
    It is inaccurate for newscasters to say, “In the aftermath of the recent racial turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., calm and peace has now been restored.” Peace is not the absence of violence, war, inhumanity or oppression. Peace is the presence of equality, empowerment and justice. The truth is that across the United States of America, in the wake of the tragic murder of unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, there are still raised emotions, traumatic stress, and serious racial disparities. Because of the murders of Trayvon Martin, Eric Gardner, Michael Brown and many others, Black America continues to endure...
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Dems in Key House Races

    09/04/2014 2:38:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 4 Sep 2014, | Caroline May
    The business group that has been pushing for amnesty but that has often backed Republican candidates is throwing its support behind Democrats in several key House races this cycle... the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will have endorsed four Democratic candidates in the House races by the end of the week. Wednesday the Chamber endorsed California Democratic Rep. Scott Peters, a vulnerable freshman facing reelection against Republican challenger Carl DeMaio. ... Georgia Democratic Rep. John Barrow is also slated to receive the Chamber’s official endorsement at an event on Friday... Other Democratic House members receiving the Chamber’s endorsement this year to...
  • Playing politics with Ferguson: Will it work for Democrats in midterms?

    09/04/2014 2:01:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    US News & World Report's DC Decoder ^ | September 4, 2014 | John Feehery
    The 1968 race riots helped to recast the politics of the country. But what happened in Ferguson was not a partisan issue, and it won't be fixed by helping Democrats keep control of the Senate. In the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, race riots convulsed the country. Chicago, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Louisville endured the worst of it. Almost 50 years hence, you can still see where the damage was done. Louisville’s West Side, which was an integrated community, is now monochromatic. Some parts of Chicago’s West Side, where the rioting was the worst,...
  • Ukraine Looks To Stalin Era To Root Out Spies

    09/03/2014 5:11:38 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | September 03, 2014 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL
    Kyiv appears to have taken a page from Stalin's book in a bid to root out pro-Russian spies looking to weaken Ukraine's defenses from within. Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey has announced the creation of a Special Service, similar to a counterintelligence organization that existed during Josef Stalin's rule, to deal with subversive elements in the Ukrainian military. "Today, more than ever, it is important to get rid of the Russian 'fifth column' in the Ukrainian armed forces and the Defense Ministry," he wrote on Facebook on August 30. "In order to expose and dispose of enemy agents, due to...
  • FBI nabs Texas Democrats accused of using cocaine to buy votes

    09/03/2014 6:36:49 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    bizpac review ^ | 9-2-14 | Richard Berkow
    The FBI is accusing Texas Democrats of using cocaine to buy votes and it’s all coming out in court. Political chicanery and vote-buying in Texas are as old as the state itself, and the latest episode to come to light features purchasing votes with cocaine, marijuana, money, cigarettes and beer, an on-going FBI investigationhas uncovered. Two political operatives of a Hidalgo County Commissioner’s campaign manager were charged on Thursday with vote-buying before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Ormsby, The Monitor reported. The arrests are the latest twist in an 18-month investigation focusing on the 2012 primary election for County Commissioner.
  • The Insiders: Democrats’ 5-point campaign plan for the fall

    09/03/2014 4:53:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ed Roger
    <p>Now that Labor Day has passed, the 2014 campaign season is officially underway. By any measure, the Republicans seem to have the advantage and are poised to take control of the Senate in the midterm elections. The Democrats are struggling on just about every front. They do not have a credible economic agenda, and under President Obama, our country’s foreign policy has gone from bewildering to frightening.</p>