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  • A Tale of Two Dead White Males

    10/08/2015 11:03:33 PM PDT · by 100American · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 8, 2015 | ADAM FREEDMAN
    The 2015 academic year opened with protests against two Ivy League universities with campuses featuring buildings named for long-dead, white, southern, and racist politicians—but only one of the protests is getting any attention so far. At Yale, the school year began with a demand from students and some alumni that the university change the name of Calhoun College, a residential college named for John C. Calhoun, an antebellum slaveholder, ardent proponent of slavery, and longtime federal officeholder. According to an online petition that circulated over the summer, the murders of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina required the removal...
  • Thought the Republicans Were Nuts? Wait 'til Bat**** Craziness of Next Week's Democratic Debate

    10/08/2015 1:22:45 PM PDT · by ppaul · 40 replies
    The Stranger ^ | 10/08/2015 | Matt Baume
    I started with a simple enough question: how do I watch the October 13 Democratic debate on CNN? And I wound up learning the answer to so many more questions I didn't know I had. Among those answers: Cheryl Crow, virtual reality, Las Vegas, and maybe Joe Biden or maybe not. Crazily, CNN itself seems to be offering no information about whether they will livestream the debate, as they did with the Republicans last month, or whether they'll shunt it over to cable-only like Fox did with their debate. Mashable is the only site reporting that CNN will be livestreaming...
  • Sheryl Crow set to perform at CNN Democratic Primary Debate

    10/08/2015 10:44:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | October 7, 2015 | Lisa Respers France
    Grammy-award winning singer Sheryl Crow is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the first Democratic primary debate being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 13. Crow, who calls herself an "avid follower of politics," said she is as anxious as other interested voters to hear from those seeking to nab the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Is Hillary Clinton playing a high stakes game of “chicken” with Democrats who want her out?

    10/08/2015 8:52:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/8/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since at least this past March when first predicted her campaign would end in her indictment, things have gone from bad to worse for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Her lack-luster campaign announcement was followed by another equally pathetic attempt to stir up supporters. A book tour flop topped off by a virtually secret, Friday night re-re-re-announcement have all drawn flies at best. Empty seats at BIG rallies even on college campuses have become the rule rather than the exception. Mrs. Clinton’s smug and demonstrably false “explanations” of having done nothing wrong by using her private email accounts for governmental...
  • Watch: Hillary Likens NRA To "Iranians And Communists"

    10/08/2015 8:19:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday in Iowa, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton compared the staunch Second Amendment advocacy of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to “the Iranians and Communists.”
  • There's No Correlation Between Gun Laws and Homicide Rates

    10/08/2015 6:04:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/7/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    In the wake of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, there's been a lot of talk about America's gun laws and ways to prevent mass shootings. As my colleague Matt Vespa wrote on Friday, there's a lot of misinformation on the topic being spread around. One law professor, Eugene Volokh, decided to do the math and see if gun laws were actually effective in reducing crime. Volokh drew up a graph
  • CNN Shrinks Dem Debate By One Hour

    10/08/2015 7:00:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Last month, CNN hosted a Republican presidential primary debate. The main event was a 3-hour affair. Next week, the same network will host a Democratic presidential primary debate. But this time, the debate will be one hour shorter -- it'll span only 2 hours.
  • Sanders Apologizes for Being 'Insensitive' to Black Lives Matter Movement

    10/07/2015 5:47:49 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 27 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | October 15 | Thomas
    The treatment of Bernie Sanders by Black Lives Matter protesters earlier this year in Seattle seemed to show a cleavage between two traditional constituencies of the Democratic Party. Many Sanders supporters were outraged by the display, including the seizure of the microphone and a rambling speech made by BLM speakers. Since the incident Sanders has made it a point to engage more with urban political leaders and some BLM figures have apologized for taking the display too far. However, Sanders has chosen a different tack in a recent in-depth interview with the New Yorker. According to Sanders himself, he had...
  • How a team of Obama veterans helped Bernie Sanders pull in a record number of donations

    10/07/2015 3:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Yahoo! Politics ^ | October 7, 2015 | Alyssa Bereznak, National Correspondent, Technology
    On the last Tuesday in September, an important deadline loomed for the men and women who would be president. The Federal Election Commission requires those running for office to report how much their campaigns have raised each quarter, and the last-minute fundraising appeals that ensue often reach a dramatic pitch as politicians seek to raise a figure that proves they have staying power. Starting at about 9:30 p.m. that evening, online donations through Sen. Bernie Sanders’s website, store and the ActBlue fundraising site reached the phenomenal clip of about two contributions per second. They stayed at that high and steady...
  • How Obama will get a Third Term

    10/07/2015 8:13:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/07/15 | Judi McLeod
    Make no mistake about this election’s outcome: If a Democrat wins the 2016 presidency, Obama will run him/her from the safety of the sidelines Looks like Barack Obama has a third term as POTUS in the bag, and won’t be needing martial law or any other draconic measure to make it happen. All Obama needs to remain in power and to press ahead with his deadly Fundamental Transformation of America is for a Democrat—any Democrat—to win the 2016 presidency. Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and his twin sister Elizabeth ‘Fauxcahontas’ Warren or the shop-worn and decrepit Bernie Sanders will do. All...
  • American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release

    10/07/2015 6:49:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 07 Oct 2015 | Harriet Alexander
    American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release October 30 will see 6,000 drug dealers freed from American jails as the country struggles to cope with the world's largest prison population By Harriet Alexander, New York 07 Oct 2015 Six thousand drug traffickers are to be freed from American prisons at the end of this month, in the country's largest-ever mass release of prisoners. The men and women will be freed as part of a plan to reduce overcrowding. America is the world's biggest jailer, and a quarter of the whole world's prison population is in the...
  • Fetal tissue researchers gave only to Democrats

    10/06/2015 7:34:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/15 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Not one scientist who received a federal grant last year for research involving fetal tissue has donated to a Republican candidate, but about two dozen have given to Democrats. Of about 150 researchers awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health in the category of "human fetal tissue," 23 have given money to Democratic political campaigns, according to an analysis of research grantees and two decades of data from the website Open Secrets. About half of the donors gave at some point to President Obama. Six gave to one or more of the Democratic Party organizations. Others gave to various...
  • In 2016 race, voters still shopping for a candidate to love (RINO-riffic!)

    10/06/2015 10:24:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN Political Op-Ed ^ | October 6, 2015 | Alex Castellanos, Republican strategist
    Yes, it is time again to play that game, "What's Happening in The Campaign For Leadership Of The Free World?" A few observations, from the front lines: 1. Last week, a friend reported on an Iowa focus group. Of 31 Republican voters, only one was irrevocably committed to a candidate. The rest split their preferences among two candidates or more. Point: This race is remarkably fluid. Voters are still shopping. 2. There is no impetus for Republican voters to place their final bets soon. They fear their country is in decline, and this may be their last chance to save...
  • President ‘Mumbo-Jumbo’

    10/06/2015 7:46:01 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 5, 2015 | Bret Stephens
    President ‘Mumbo-Jumbo’ Obama’s preferred method for dealing with disagreement is denigration. Bret Stephens David Petraeus testified last month to the Senate Armed Services Committee on U.S. policy in the Middle East. Regarding Syria, the former general and CIA director urged a credible threat to destroy Bashar Assad’s air force if it continues to bomb its own people. He also recommended “the establishment of enclaves in Syria protected by coalition air power, where a moderate Sunni force could be supported and where additional forces could be trained, internally displaced persons could find refuge, and the Syrian opposition could organize.” But Barack...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Democrats and African-Americans Tell Me They’re Voting for Trump (Video)

    10/06/2015 7:16:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told Sean Hannity tonight that several Democratic friends are voting for Donald Trump this year. Some of those people – People aren’t really talking much about this, are actually interested in Donald Trump. Again, I’ve had friends who normally vote Democrat, including women Democrats and African-Americans tell me that they’re crossing over to vote for Trump this year. So, I think anything is possible. Via Hannity:
  • The Center Holds

    10/05/2015 10:31:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2015 | Fritz Pettyjohn
    That's my prediction for 2016 in a nutshell. We have two extremes in our politics today. On the right are furious populists, on the left socialist misfits. Neither represent a majority. As always, the center is the key. Kasich and Rubio are mainstream conservatives. Kasich's record and Rubio's rhetoric line up quite nicely. Either of them will have natural appeal to the center, where elections are won. The other plausible candidate, Ted Cruz, is essentially a mainstream conservative. If he is extreme it’s because of his style and the measures he advocates, not the outcomes he seeks. The Church Lady...
  • The Note: How Hillary Clinton Would Tackle Gun Control

    10/05/2015 9:10:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 5, 2015 | Michael Falcone
    TODAY IN THE GRANITE STATE: Less than one week after the deadly shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, Hillary Clinton is set to propose a series of gun control measures she would enact if elected president, ABC's LIZ KREUTZ reports. Clinton's plan, which she plans to unveil at campaign events in New Hampshire today, comes two days after the Democratic presidential candidate blasted Republicans for putting "the NRA ahead of American families," and just hours after her Democratic challenger, Martin O'Malley, called on both Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to back his plan to reduce gun...
  • Totally inspired by the Pope, House Dems want to extend ObamaCare coverage to illegals

    10/05/2015 8:54:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Robert Laurie
    <p>In a move that virtually every conservative on Earth saw coming a mile away, House Democrats have introduced a bill that would extend ObamaCare coverage to America’s illegal alien population.</p> <p>Sponsored by radical Dem Representatives Luis Gutierrez and Judy Chu (the usual suspects of illegal support) the “Exchange Inclusion for a Healthy America Act of 2015” seeks to grant illegals ACA enrollment via the healthcare exchanges.</p>
  • Gunman shot woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground

    10/05/2015 6:01:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf and Martin Gould
    College gunman shot a woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground A survivor of the attack said Chris Harper-Mercer shot a woman in a wheelchair who was accompanied by a service dog The survivor, how did want to be identified, was shot in the hand The 26-year-old killer reportedly ordered his Christian classmates to crawl into the middle of the room to be shot dead By Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf For and Martin Gould In Roseburg, Oregon For Published: 18:48 EST, 4 October 2015 | Updated: 07:14 EST,...
  • NYC Honors Rosenburgs [semi-satire]

    10/04/2015 10:31:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    The New York City Council took the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ethel Rosenburg to honor her and her husband Julius for demonstrating “great bravery.” The Rosenburgs were executed for treason in 1953 after they were convicted of passing atom bomb secrets to the Soviet Union. Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Queens) averred that “it took a lot of courage for the Rosenburgs to buck the anti-communist hysteria that was sweeping the nation during the post war period. From a parochial perspective, sharing the atom bomb appears traitorous. But from a more ecumenical standpoint it can be seen...
  • Should Black Lives Matter Movement Hold A Presidential Candidate Forum To Address Our Issues?

    10/04/2015 8:50:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | September 28, 2015 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin posed a question about the upcoming presidential election and one of the largest movements in recent history: “Should the Black Lives Matter movement invite Republican and Democratic presidential candidates to a debate/forum in an attempt to force them to address issues important to the African-American community?” There would be pros and cons behind holding the forum, NewsOne Now panelist Paris Dennard told Martin: “It would be very telling to those candidates who take this seriously and who may not agree with the slogan or the hashtag, but understand there are pros behind...
  • Does Hillary personally identify with transgenderism?

    10/04/2015 7:41:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 4, 2015 | Ed Straker
    "Transgender people are valued[.] ... They are us," Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC) intoned, speaking before the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the leading group supporting homosexual men, lesbians, bisexuals, "gender fluids," transvestites, and probably more. The only thing unclear is, who are the "us"? Mrs. Clinton, who has never been particularly supportive of homosexual marriage or transgender rights, until President Obama changed his mind on these matters, is now striving to portray herself as a longtime supporter of homosexuality. Mrs. Clinton's attacks on Republicans came with some levity that played well in the crowd assembled in a ballroom at the Mayflower...
  • Pledging to Fight Injustices, Hillary Clinton Focuses on Transgender Rights in Speech

    10/03/2015 3:37:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 3, 2015 | Amy Chozick
    In a forceful speech to an influential gay rights group, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday reaffirmed her support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans just hours before Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., contemplating his own presidential run, was to address the organization. “I see the injustices and dangers that you and your family still face,” Mrs. Clinton told the gathering of members of the Human Rights Campaign. “I am running for president to end them once and for all.” Mrs. Clinton emphasized transgender rights, including urging the military to reverse its policy and allow transgender Americans to serve...
  • Bristol Palin: Hillary Clinton ‘Fears My Mom’s Power’

    10/03/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 1, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Bristol Palin is loving the latest Hillary Clinton email dump. In particular, she enjoyed the 2011 message the then-Secretary of State sent in which she said she opposed the adoption of gender neutral language for fear that it would trigger a “huge Fox-generated media storm led by [Sarah] Palin et al.” “There’s so much to love about this, it’s difficult to know where to start,” Bristol Palin wrote in a blog post Thursday, sounding more and more like her mother every day. “First of all, Hillary Clinton, the great tolerant one with rainbow Twitter avatars granting open-mindedness to any family...
  • ACLU Sues Catholic Hospitals [semi-satire]

    10/03/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    Catholic hospitals’ refusal to perform birth control services that run counter to the Church’s beliefs came under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union this week as it launched a lawsuit aimed at compelling these institutions to comply with federal policy on this subject. “We’re taking a stand today to fight for pregnant women who are denied potentially life-saving care because doctors are forced to follow religious directives rather than best medical practices,” Brooke Tucker, an ACLU attorney, said. “That the Catholic Church considers abortion and sterilization intrinsically evil must not be allowed to grant them an exemption from abiding...
  • Hillary Clinton: Those kicked out of military for being gay should get honorable discharges

    10/03/2015 10:18:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | October 3, 2015 | Anne Gearan
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed Saturday that military records be amended to upgrade dishonorable discharges imposed on gay, lesbian and transgender military veterans. People drummed out of the armed services in years past for being gay should be able to get their records changed to reflect an honorable discharge, Clinton said. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell is over, but that doesn't change the fact that more than 14,000 men and women were forced out of the military for being gay, some long before Don't Ask, Don't Tell even existed," Clinton said, referring to the 1993 law that allowed gays...
  • Obama's wink and nod on gun confiscation

    10/03/2015 5:43:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    October 3, 2015 Obama's wink and nod on gun confiscation By Thomas Lifson President Obama couldn’t be more eager to change the subject of national news discussion away from the catastrophic failure of his Middle East foreign policy. So the shooting in Roseburg, OR offered an opportunity to gin up his base and re-focus his domestic opponents on playing defense against gun control. By framing his goal as the extremely vague phrase “common sense gun control legislation,” he avoids specifics. And in fact, nobody on his team has yet come up with a concrete suggestion that would have saved the...
  • The Last Thing Bernie Sanders Needs Right Now Is A Conversation About Guns

    10/02/2015 11:10:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    National Public Radio's It's All Politics ^ | October 2, 2015 | Jessica Taylor
    President Obama passionately pleaded for stricter gun laws in the aftermath of yet another mass shooting Thursday. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and others renewed their calls for stricter gun control measures. But it's the more liberal Sanders who could find himself having to uncomfortably explain his past positions on gun control. Even though the progressive socialist is to the left of Clinton and his other primary competitors on nearly every issue, he's walked a delicate line as a lawmaker from Vermont, where 2nd Amendment rights are popular. Sanders has had a mixed voting record on guns. He voted...
  • America's Most Dangerous Cities (Still) Run By Democrats

    In 2012 the Daily Caller Ran this article which showed that 8 out of 10 of the most dangerous cities in America were run by democrats. (other 2 independents) So I looked into and found the current ten cities with the highest murder rates. And found the results are quite similar with at least 8 out of 10 of the most dangerous cities (ones with highest murder rates) still being run by democrats. 1 East St. Louis, IL (Emeka-Jackson Hicks,Democrat) 2 Camden, NJ (Donna Red, Democrat) 3 Gary, IN (Karen Freeman Wilson, Democrat) 4 Chester, PA (John A...
  • As Petition Signatures Rise, Rand Paul Agrees To Truth In Media Town Hall (With Bernie Sanders)

    10/02/2015 12:00:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Truth In Media ^ | October 1, 2015 | Joshua Cook
    In the first week since its launch, the petition to gather support for a town hall featuring Sens. Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul has exploded. In addition to the thousands of signatures collected, Senator Paul confirmed with Truth In Media that he would in fact participate in a town hall with Senator Sanders. “Anytime, anywhere,” Paul told Truth In Media’s Joshua Cook. After much back and forth between the Sanders campaign and Truth In Media, Senator Sanders’ camp has “no comment” at this time. Neither the Republican National Committee nor the Democratic National Committee has confirmed with Truth In Media...
  • Codename: Liberal (NYC Honors Communist Monster)

    10/02/2015 10:40:18 AM PDT · by Skepolitic · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/30/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    New York’s city council has taken it upon itself to posthumously honor Ethel Rosenberg, a Soviet spy who helped, in her modest way, the worldwide Communist enterprise to murder some 100 million people. Read more at:
  • Democrats Push Gun Control, Refuse Armed School Guards

    10/02/2015 9:56:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Appearing on MSNBC, 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump told Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, “We have millions of sick people all over the world… This is sort of unique to our country – the school shootings.”
  • Will the Supreme Court Decide That Democrats Have Too Much Power?

    10/01/2015 11:04:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 1, 2015 | Garrett Epps
    This term, the justices will hear at least three cases that could upend the partisan balance of power.Most appellate lawyers would advise against filing a Supreme Court brief beginning, “QUESTION PRESENTED: Does a key constituency of the Democratic Party have too much power?” That, however, is a key unstated question in at least three cases on the docket for the term that opens Monday. I doubt that, in 1787, anyone expected the Supreme Court to become central to the political process. Under the text, that was mostly left to the states, with a supervisory role for Congress. Nonetheless, 150 years...
  • Hillary Clinton spent roughly 90 percent of the money she raised over the summer

    10/01/2015 2:28:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Matea Gold and Anne Gearan
    Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton raced through millions of dollars over the summer as she expanded her campaign’s ground operations and launched a paid television campaign, spending around nine out of every 10 dollars she raised in the third quarter. Clinton pulled in more than $28 million and spent an estimated $24.8 million, for a burn rate of about 88.7 percent, based on early numbers released by her campaign. As of Sept. 30, she still had more than $32 million on hand, campaign spokesman Josh Schwerin said in a tweet Thursday. That gives her a small financial cushion over...
  • CNN: Joe Biden out of Dem debate

    10/01/2015 9:38:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    According to CNN, Joe Biden will not appear at the first Democratic presidential debate, scheduled for October 13th in Las Vegas. The current Vice President has decided that he can wait even longer before making a decision about entering the presidential race, Jeff Zeleny reports, although maybe Zeleny should dump the “window” analogy: Vice President Joe Biden has extended his window for deciding whether to jump into the 2016 presidential campaign, several Democrats say, allowing the contest to play out even longer before he answers one of the biggest questions hanging over the race for the White House.He is...
  • Congressman Wants To Heed Pope's Advice, Open Obamacare To The Undocumented

    10/01/2015 9:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | September 30, 2015 | Ruby Mellen, Fellow, The Huffington Post
    He's not expecting a vote, though. Many undocumented immigrants who pay taxes would be able to access Obamacare under a long-shot bill introduced Wednesday by Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.). The Affordable Care Act currently limits access to its exchanges and subsidies to those "lawfully present." That means the approximately 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are not eligible for Obamacare, nor can they shop on the exchanges if their employer does not provide them with coverage. Gutiérrez's bill would open the exchanges and extend the subsidies to undocumented immigrants who provide proof of state residency and tax filings. It...
  • Kanye West to perform at DNC fundraiser

    10/01/2015 5:57:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Fox 28 ^ | 9/30/15 | Eric Crouch
    Kanye West will perform at the Democratic National Committee fundraiser on October 10th, in San Francisco. The rapper is slated to perform.... ...Obama is scheduled to be there in the audience....
  • Congress avoids government shutdown (Planned Parenthood wins again thanks to Boehner)

    09/30/2015 3:52:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 30, 2015 | Ted Barrett and Deirdre Walsh
    Just seven hours before federal agencies ran out of money, the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill funding the federal government through Dec. 11. The measure, which comes hours after the Senate passed a spending bill of its own, will now go to President Barack Obama's desk and averts a government shutdown. The bill was approved 277 to 151, with House Democrats providing most of the votes in favor. Many conservatives wanted to use the bill to defund Planned Parenthood after edited videos released by an anti-abortion group purportedly showed officials talking about the sale of fetal tissue....
  • Clinton and Democrat's images sullied by support for Planned Parenthood

    09/30/2015 9:42:44 AM PDT · by X180A · 2 replies
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  • Is Joe Biden the Democrat’s best hope?

    09/29/2015 2:02:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/29/2015 | Bruce McQuain
    According to TIME, he is indeed! If Vice President Joe Biden does decide to make a run for the presidency in 2016 he’ll start off the race as the most popular candidate in either party, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out Tuesday. In the poll 40 percent of Americans say they have a positive impression of the Vice President and former Senator from Delaware, while just 28 percent have a negative impression—an enviable differential of +12 points. That outperforms Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (+10) and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton (-8), as well as leading...
  • Cuomo urges Dems in Congress to shut down government to get gun control law

    09/28/2015 9:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 26, 2015 | Chris Sommerfeldt and Thomas Tracy
    Gov. Cuomo, speaking at the funeral of his murdered aide Saturday, urged Washington Democrats to shut down the government until they get a gun control bill that works. The governor gave an emotional eulogy at Carey Gabay’s funeral at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill. He told the dozens of mourners that the 43-year-old’s death from an errant bullet fired in the wake of a Labor Day J’Ouvert celebration in Crown Heights was “one of the most tragic pointless examples of the rampant violence that is spreading like a cancer through our society.” “His murder showed a disrespect for...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s Black Lives Matter Speech Is the Boldest Yet

    09/28/2015 1:24:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Vanity Fair | September 28, 2015 | Tina Nguyen
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  • “Free Stuff” Gaffe Said to Doom Bush’s Candidacy [semi-satire]

    09/28/2015 9:41:28 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    Republican presidential candidate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush faced a firestorm of criticism from the welfare lobby for asserting that his message of opportunity would win more Black votes than Democrats’ promises of more “free stuff.” Democratic presidential race front runner former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gloated over what she maintained “effectively ends his run for the nation’s top job. Bush’s pledge to preserve people’s opportunity to work their way up the ladder offers them nothing they couldn’t get on their own. What we offer is something in addition to what people can earn for themselves. Democrats are the...
  • The Climate Change War

    09/27/2015 7:09:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 9/27/2015 | Paul Jacobs
    According to the experts, any day now a civil war will break out in California. It’s simple deductive reasoning. Droughts cause civil wars and California is having one doozy of a drought. Ergo, there will be a civil war in California. That’s what former Maryland governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley claims. Well, not about California (just yet), but about Syria: “One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation-state of Syria and the rise of ISIS was the effect of climate change and the mega-drought that affected that region, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities,...
  • Bill Clinton Blames G.O.P. and Press for Wife’s Email Woes

    09/26/2015 6:15:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/26/2015 | Amy Chozick
    Former President Bill Clinton blamed Republicans who hope to undercut his wife’s presidential chances and a voracious political news media uninterested in substance for the furor surrounding Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email account and server while she was secretary of state. “I have never seen so much expended on so little,” Mr. Clinton said in a taped interview with Fareed Zakaria that is scheduled to be shown Sunday on CNN. The network released excerpts on Saturday afternoon. “She said she was sorry that her personal email caused all this confusion,” Mr. Clinton said. “And she’d like to...
  • 2 Catholic Bishops: Biden Not to Speak at Catholic Schools; Should Not Receive Communion

    09/25/2015 10:17:25 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Although Vice President Joe Biden says he is “a practicing Catholic” and believes that life begins at conception -- but he would not “say that” to people who “have a different view” -- his former bishop forbade Biden from speaking at Catholic schools, and the bishop for Colorado Springs has said Biden should not present himself for Communion at Mass. Also, in a document cited by the Wilmington, Del., office of Biden’s former bishop – Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli, who died in 2009 – it states that “Catholic politicians who take pro-abortion legislative positions … should never be put forward...
  • Kentucky clerk in gay marriage dispute switches to Republican Party

    09/25/2015 12:16:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | Emily Stephenson
    A county clerk in Kentucky who was briefly jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples said on Friday that she and her family have switched to the Republican Party because the Democrats no longer represented them. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, 50, who has said her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian prevent her from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, said they had changed parties last week. She was a long-time Democrat in eastern Kentucky. "My husband and I had talked about it for quite a while and we came to the conclusion that the Democratic Party...
  • Endgame Begins: Boehner Forced to Rely on Democrats to Keep Speakership

    09/25/2015 2:55:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 9/24/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner still won’t be able to win reelection without Democratic votes, Breitbart News has learned, and he has abandoned yet another plan to try to embarrass conservatives seeking his ouster, which he was going to move forward with on Friday. The day after Pope Francis addressed the Congress for the first time—in front of a teary-eyed Boehner—the Speaker had planned to move forward by bringing forth a resolution to vacate the chair, then holding a vote for his reelection intended to prove he had widespread support in the GOP conference. But just as when Rep. Mark...

    09/24/2015 3:04:16 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 18 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 9/24/2015 | TheRightScoop
    Ted Cruz just called out Dianne Feinstein and the democrats for being too cowardly to stand up to Communist oppression by China in a fiery speech he gave today at Congress.
  • Is Biden the great white (haired) hope for Democrats?

    09/23/2015 3:54:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-23-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Look, nobody but nobody loses elections more needlessly than the Republican Party. 2012 should've been a slam dunk...but I've learned to take nothing for granted. But 1 in 4 Democrats now want Biden to be the next president...I wouldn't be all the psyched to be a Democrat right now.