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  • Obama’s Strategy on Climate Change, Part of Global Deal, Is Revealed ( Executive Action)

    03/31/2015 6:32:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/31/2015 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday introduced President Obama’s blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal written submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a global climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States’ part of an ambitious joint pledge made by Mr. Obama and President Xi Jinping of China in November. The United States and China are the world’s two largest greenhouse gas polluters. Mr. Obama said the United States would cut its emissions...
  • Mayor Suggests that Chicago Airports Be Renamed [semi-satire]

    03/30/2015 8:42:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    In an unexpectedly difficult reelection campaign, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sought to rally support by promising to rename the City’s two airports in honor of President and Michelle Obama. The two airports are currently named in honor of World War II Navy pilot Edward “Butch” O’Hare and the 1942 Battle of Midway—an upset US victory over Japan that many historians view as the turning point of the war in the Pacific. “I don’t mean to denigrate these earlier historic events, but they pale in significance to the impact that President Obama has had on this country,” Emanuel explained. “O’Hare was...
  • Maryland Blessed With $100 Million Turkish Mega-Mosque

    05/22/2013 9:17:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | May 22, 2013 | John DeMayo
    On May 15, 2013, the Turkish Prime Minister, Erdogan, an anti-Semite, attended a ceremony a stone’s throw from our nation’s capital celebrating what he claims “will likely become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western Hemisphere.” Next year, when completed, the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center, in Lanham, Maryland “US of A,” a project of the Islamist Turkish government, will be the grandest Islamic site in the Western Hemisphere. Allah Akbar! The 15-acre neo-Ottoman empire inspired complex will have five buildings and a mosque capable of serving over 750 faithful Muslim worshipers. I have...
  • Video: Luis Gutierrez helpfully creates “toolkit” to aid illegals avoiding deportation

    03/28/2015 9:47:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D – Illinois) clearly warned us a while ago that illegal immigrants would turn to unprecedented militancy if Barack Obama’s executive amnesty plans were foiled. We may not have seen that yet, but since the plans in question have been put on hold, Representative Gutierrez is remaining busy trying to get everyone ready for the flood of new Americans in Waiting and to ensure their smooth transition. Along these lines, he’s created a helpful toolkit which illegals can use in the unlikely event that anyone from ICE is rude enough to ask them any impertinent questions. In...
  • Emerging details of possible Iranian nuclear deal draw bipartisan ire

    03/28/2015 5:56:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/28/2015
    Emerging details of a possible nuclear deal with Iran have drawn sharp criticism from congressional lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, who say the U.S. and its international partners may be ceding too much as a key deadline nears. If reports are true, "then we are not inching closer to Iran’s negotiating position, but leaping toward it with both feet,” charged Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a vocal critic of the direction of the talks. “My fear is that we are no longer guided by the principle that ‘no deal is...
  • Exclusive: Upset by Warren, U.S. banks debate halting some campaign donations

    03/28/2015 2:56:35 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 27, 2015 | Emily Flitter
    Big Wall Street banks are so upset with U.S. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren's call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said. Representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Warren and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, to soften their party's tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week.
  • What are the chances Democrats keep Reid’s seat in 2016? Not great

    03/27/2015 7:13:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Well, theyÂ’re not horrible. But Democrats canÂ’t be too happy about their present chances of replacing outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid with another Democrat in the U.S. Senate could certainly be better than they are right now. Reid was no lock to win reelection even if he decided to run again in 2016. He polls as poorly today as he did in 2010, when the Nevada electorate appeared ready to jettison the Silver StateÂ’s longtime senator, but a majority of voters just couldnÂ’t bring themselves to pull the lever for Sharron Angle. At the yearÂ’s open, veteran Nevada...
  • The Democratic Party has (almost) lost Wall Street [Thanks, Elizabeth Warren]

    03/27/2015 11:24:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    One of the worst kept secrets of President Barack ObamaÂ’ first term in office is how closely aligned that administration and the members of the Democratic Party were with the interests of the financial sector, despite party membersÂ’ repeated insistence that they wanted nothing more than to curb Wall StreetÂ’s excesses. The well-heeled bankers at Goldman Sachs had little to fear from Democrats who professed their appreciation for the promise of the Occupy Wall Street movement while the institutionÂ’s members were filling Democratic pockets with campaign contributions. The financial community could rest easy knowing that Democrats were aware of...
  • More people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state

    03/27/2015 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    WBEZ 91.5 ^ | 3/26/2015 | Susie An
    Illinois had the biggest decrease in population according to a new report from the Census Bureau. Between July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014, the state lost 9,972 people. On the other end, Texas saw the largest population increase adding more than 450,000 people during that time. Cook County saw a very slight decrease in population. It’s one of four counties with a population of more than 1 million to experience a decrease. Others include industrial counties like Wayne County, Michigan; Cuyahoga, Ohio; and Allegheny, Pennsylvania. The rate of people leaving Cook County for other counties has been increasing since...
  • Must Watch Bill Whittle Video: Fantastic Idea! Why Not Let 16 Year-Olds Vote?

    03/27/2015 10:32:01 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-27-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    In short: no. Just no. In fact, it could very well be the most horrific idea of the last ten years. Yes, that includes Obamacare and the president’s plans to negotiate with the Islamonazis in Iran. Whittle says that he considers voting a “civic duty,” but I disagree with that. It’s a civic privilege. We’ve made a major mistake in the West – in both Europe and America – by allowing people who live on the dole to vote. General voting rights – without any requirements except for being a citizen – have enabled the lazy and incompetent to live...
  • Halperin: Dems Happy With Hillary Like Cubans With Their 'Choices'

    03/26/2015 4:56:58 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mark Halperin just compared the way Hillary has been foisted on Dem voters to the empty "choices" that Cubans have when it comes to their leaders. On this evening's With All Due Respect, when Dem strategist Steve McMahon claimed that Dems are happy with "the" choice they have in the person of Hillary, Halperin retorted "like the way Cuban voters are happy with their choices." View the video here.
  • Ted Cruz's 2016 Bid Is Good for Democrats (Unless He Wins)

    03/26/2015 2:07:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Earlier this week, a friend of mine told me that if Republican Ted Cruz became president of the United States, she’d have to move to Canada. In case you haven’t heard, the conservative Senator from Texas recently decided to make a run for the highest office in the country. When he made his announcement, Cruz said, “I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to re-ignite the promise of America.” He also talked to his audience about repealing the Affordable Care Act and getting rid of the IRS. But while his run for president may give...
  • Once again Comrade de Blasio reminds us of why Democrats must never be allowed to rule us

    03/26/2015 8:34:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/26/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In the bad old days of New York City, the mob would decide the price of erecting a building regardless of who was planning to do it. Years after the construction of One Police Plaza, the City’s Police Headquarters, when the ceiling of the main floor started to fall down an investigation found that the mob had sold the city substandard concrete. They didn’t care who they ripped off. Hard work led by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani broke the grip of the mob on New York’s construction industry and for years afterward construction boomed because of the reduced costs of...
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hospitalized after he was thrown from horse in Africa

    01/19/2015 1:58:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics Blog ^ | January 19, 2015 | Laura Vozzella
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been hospitalized following a horse-riding accident over the Christmas holidays in Africa that left him with seven broken ribs and fluid around his lungs, a spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Brian Coy said doctors had expected the weeks-old injury to heal on its own, but after identifying increased fluid around the governor’s lungs, they admitted him around noon Monday for a procedure. McAuliffe (D), who attended a Martin Luther King Jr. event in Norfolk on Monday morning and was interviewed by local media there, was admitted hours later to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond....
  • Does Ted Cruz Really Want to Be President?

    03/25/2015 12:32:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Wall Street OTC ^ | March 25, 2015 | Alvin Barnes
    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has announced on Monday he is going to run for president in 2016. One of the prominent leaders of the ultra-conservative wing of the Republicans, Cruz is the first politician to officially announce his candidacy. But the Tea Party controversial figure is still a question mark for the American public opinion. Ted Cruz claimed on Tuesday that his fund-raising campaign had a promising start, as the first 36 hours passed since he became a runner already brought $1 million in support of his bid. But most analysts regard the Texas senator as a marginal contender,...
  • Ted Cruz teaches Republicans a lesson

    03/24/2015 8:22:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | Judson Phillips
    On Monday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz taught the Republican Party a lesson it desperately needs to learn. Mr. Cruz taught the GOP something about winning. The Republican Party, at least at the national level, is pretty pathetic. The Republicans have lost four of the last six presidential elections. Republicans have actually lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. Even the two races that George W. Bush won were close. The 2000 election was not decided until weeks after Election Day and even in 2004, Democrat John Kerry kept it close enough that he did not...
  • Krauthhammer--Obama’s Betraying Our Allies – to Partner With Iran

    03/24/2015 6:04:37 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 40 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | March 24, 2015 | Sara Noble
    “He thinks he is going to do a Nixon to China. He is the man who is going to develop the entente, the understanding, the condominium with Iran to run the Middle East. We will join with them. We are going to recognize their presence, their dominance in Iraq, in Syria, in Lebanon, and now in Yemen as that will be the reward for having cut a deal with us on nuclear weapons.” “That’s impossible, O’Reilly said, “because if that ever were to come true, we would alienate all of the Sunni nations. Saudi Arabia, the Emirates…” “But that’s exactly...
  • Democrats Torpedo Human Trafficking Bill [semi-satire]

    03/24/2015 3:29:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2015 | John Semmens
    Legislation aimed at deterring human trafficking (kidnapping people and selling them into slavery—especially as prostitutes) was stifled by a Democratic filibuster in the US Senate this week. The offending clause in the bill, as Democrats see it, is language that would bar federal funds being used to fund abortions. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) explained that “inasmuch as unwanted pregnancy is an even worse fate than being sold as a sex slave we cannot abide placing any limits on a woman’s right to an abortion. A sex slave merely has to endure occasional interludes of undesired intercourse. A woman denied an...
  • CONFESSION: Liberals Admit CO House Gerrymandered to Favor Dems

    03/24/2015 7:35:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | March 23, 2015
    After last election cycle, when Colorado House Republicans received 189,000 more votes than House Democrats, we began to highlight how grossly gerrymandered the statehouse has become. Now, even the liberals at the Daily Kos blog are acknowledging that the Colorado House is the Democrats’ “best chamber” in the entire nation. It favors Democrats even more than California’s general assembly. The reapportionment process is obviously deeply flawed ... Democrat obstructionists in the House should be careful. While they may think they’re the party of the people, they’re not actually representing the majority of people who voted in the last election. And...
  • Ted Cruz: Hillary Clinton’s wrecking ball

    03/24/2015 12:56:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 24, 2015 | Gabriel Debenedetti and Glenn Thrush
    Cruz's announcement signals the start of a messy primary contest that will let Clinton appear to be the adult in the room. Hillary Clinton’s embattled pre-campaign team breathed a sigh of relief Monday as a central player in their grand strategy to win the White House strode boldly onto the 2016 battlefield. His name? Rafael Edward Cruz, the Republican junior senator from Texas. Democrats from both inside and outside the Clinton camp have groused for months that the all-but-certain candidate was moving too slowly in formulating and projecting a rationale for running for the White House outside of her gender...
  • Top DHS official shows ‘favoritism’ to wealthy, Dem-connected immigrants: report

    03/24/2015 11:58:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department meddled in three high-profile immigration cases, giving special treatment to applications from wealthy and well-connected immigrants after calls from major Democrats despite the objections of career employees, the department’s inspector general concluded in a report Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, who was elevated from head of the department’s legal immigration agency to be deputy secretary while the investigation was ongoing, also angered many of his colleagues by getting involved in the cases, and “created an appearance of favoritism and special access” for the wealthy immigrants, the inspector general concluded. Inspector General John Roth...
  • Physician-assisted suicide for Minnesota? The discussion begins

    03/24/2015 6:24:26 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-24-15 | Bill Salisbury
    Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center, a registered nurse, said she proposed the legislation to "begin a conversation" on whether to allow dying patients to request and receive medications to control the time and manner of their deaths. Eaton detailed her bill with White and members of the Minnesota chapter of Compassion and Choices, a nonprofit looking to expand end-of-life options. It was presented later Monday at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing. However, Eaton said she wanted to postpone any action on the bill until after she conducts informational hearings on the measure around...
  • Democrats cheer: Run, Ted, run

    03/24/2015 2:05:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | March 23, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    The launch of Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential bid Monday has prompted an outpouring of excitement and delight — from Democrats. To liberal activists, the firebrand Texan is much too far to the right for the nation at large and too extreme to even win the Republican nomination. But they want nothing more than for him to run strongly throughout the primary season. The more momentum he develops, they argue, the more likely he is to push the eventual GOP nominee further to the right than that person will want to go. “I can’t believe Christmas has come so early,” Chris...
  • Let's Ban Political Parties From the Political Process

    03/23/2015 9:39:45 AM PDT · by HammerT · 15 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 3/20/2015 | Karl Marx Treatment Center
    “Universal voting would counteract money more than anything,” makes as much sense as anything else Obama has said. The idea that people utilizing their freedom of association to pool resources in order to influence politics is somehow corruptive of the political process stems from the unspoken idea that the country is one big commons owned collectively by us all and the government's purpose is to decide how to fairly allocate the commons. In an actual free country there is no such problem. The country isn't one big socialized commons. But in a socialized country where the presumption is that everything...
  • Wal-Mart Fights Bid to Curb Gun Sales

    03/23/2015 6:16:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | Mar 22, 2015 | Joann S. Lublin and Paul Ziobro
    Wal-Mart Fights Bid to Curb Gun Sales New York’s Trinity Wall Street Church Challenges Assault-Rifle Sales By Joann S. Lublin and Paul Ziobro March 22, 2015 7:38 p.m. ET A U.S. appeals court showdown looms next month for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in a case with potentially broad impact on how much influence investors can have over their companies. The dispute concerns Wal-Mart’s sales of assault rifles with high-capacity magazines. New York’s Trinity Wall Street church wants shareholders to vote on a resolution calling on Wal-Mart’s board to review management decisions to sell the weapons, as well as other products that...
  • WV Governor Vetoes Gun Bill [semi-satire]

    03/22/2015 10:04:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2015 | John Semmens
    West Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have broadened the scope of concealed carry of guns by law-abiding citizens. “The notion that the citizen is the best line of defense against crimes against himself is one I can’t support,” Tomblin said. “Citizens aren’t properly trained. Allowing them to arm themselves only complicates matters for legitimate law enforcement personnel. If both the perps and their victims are armed how will the police know who to shoot when they arrive on the scene?” The governor also expressed skepticism about the adage “that when seconds count, the...
  • Father Who Torched Apartment to Kill His Daughter and Son-in-Law Found Guilty of Murder

    03/22/2015 6:06:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    patch.com ^ | March 21, 2015 | Dennis Robaugh
    Father Who Torched Apartment to Kill His Daughter and Son-in-Law Found Guilty of Murder Subhash Chander set fire to a 36-unit Oak Forest building in 2007 because he was angry and offended. His 3-year-old grandson also died. By Dennis Robaugh (Patch National Staff) March 21, 2015 at 11:18am A grandfather who torched an Oak Forest apartment building seven years ago to kill his pregnant daughter, her husband and their 3-year-old son — because his daughter’s choice of husband offended him — has been convicted on three counts of first-degree murder. Subhash Chander, 64, an angry, argumentative heavy drinker, now faces...
  • An Obama Miscellany: Eligibility, Racism, Education, Etc.

    03/21/2015 6:33:35 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 13 replies
    http://educationimproved.blogspot.com ^ | March 21,, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Here are four lively short articles about our president: ------------------------------------------- "Obama and the Ineligibility Circus." Some of the cleverest trolls on the Internet devote their time to spreading confusion about the requirements for being president. You have to be a citizen. You have to be 35. And you have to have two parents who are themselves Americans. That last requirement is called the "natural born" requirement. Because of that requirement, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are not eligible to be president. My hope is that one of them drops out of the race and tells the country why. http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-and-the-ineligibility-circus?cid=db_articles --------------------------------------------...
  • Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    03/21/2015 5:51:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3/21/2015 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF, AP AND AFP
    Day after Obama urges Iran to seize ‘historic opportunity,’ supreme leader says US seeks to create insecurity. Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord. Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, “Death to America,” the ayatollah responded: “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the...
  • U. S. Jews’ rift over Netanyahu is a headache for Clinton

    03/20/2015 7:20:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | March 19, 2015 | Jason Horowitz, The New York Times
    As Hillary Rodham Clinton moves closer to making her campaign for president official, she now faces a deepening polarization among Jewish Democrats over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and how the United States should deal with his government.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory in this week’s Israeli elections has reverberated through U.S. politics, reinforcing Republican faith in the political wisdom of a hawkish foreign policy, worsening his already bad relationship with President Obama and energizing liberal critics of Israel’s government. But mostly it has complicated the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. As she moves closer to making her campaign for president...
  • Sen. Durbin Used Race to Block “Especially Dangerous” Latino Judicial Nominee

    03/20/2015 11:25:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 20, 2015
    Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin has a lot of nerve to accuse Republicans of racism for delaying President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General considering he’s the only sitting senator who actually opposed a candidate specifically because of race. In fact, the veteran lawmaker referred to the judicial nominee as “especially dangerous” for, among other things, being “Latino.” Additionally, Durbin has voted against several Republican presidential nominees who also happened to be ethnic minorities—Janice Rogers Brown, an African-American on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the first African-American female Secretary of...
  • DEMS ANXIOUS OVER HILLARY CLINTON AS CLINTON FOUNDATION SCANDAL GROWS

    03/19/2015 10:14:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2015 | By Wynton Hall
    Growing Democratic anxieties over a possible Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy received a jolt on Thursday, as Reuters revealed Hillary and Bill Clinton broke the disclosure rules they agreed to with the Obama administration by failing to disclose Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) donors since 2010. As Reuters notes, CHAI is the Clinton Foundation’s “flagship health program, which spends more than all of the other foundation initiatives put together.” The Reuters revelation comes on the heels of Hillary Clinton’s roundly criticized explanations for why she evaded records laws by using a personal email address and had a secret server housed in...
  • Democrats demand no restrictions on abortion money

    03/19/2015 9:23:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies
    AP ^ | March 19, 2015
    WASHINGTON (March 19, 2015) — Republicans sought a way out of an abortion dispute that has blocked anti-trafficking legislation, but Democrats immediately rejected their proposal and voted for a third straight day to stop the bill from moving forward. The developments Thursday deepened a Senate stalemate over the once widely popular bill to help the victims of human trafficking. The impasse has also stalled confirmation of President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee. The bill's main GOP author, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, unveiled a proposal on the Senate floor that would change the prohibition on abortion spending in a proposed...
  • Many Democrats want independent Clinton email probe: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    03/19/2015 4:26:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/19/15 | Amanda Becker - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats’ support is softening for Hillary Clinton, their party’s presumed 2016 presidential front-runner, with many favoring an independent review of her personal email use when she was secretary of state. Support for Clinton's candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid-February among Democrats, with as few as 45 percent saying they would support her in the last week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll. Support from Democrats likely to vote in the party nominating contests has dropped only slightly less, to a low in the mid-50s over the same period. Even Democrats who said they were...
  • Why doesn’t Obama just pardon Hillary?

    03/19/2015 11:38:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 18, 2015 | Seth Lipsky
    President Obama doesn’t need his phone for this job — just a pen. With but a stroke of it, he could pardon Hillary Clinton for any crimes she may have committed in Emailgate and spare the rest of us the long drama. At first blush that might seem ridiculous. Though the press is rattling on about how the former secretary of state has broken all sorts of federal laws in connection with her email, Clinton hasn’t been formally accused of anything. That doesn’t mean that she couldn’t get a presidential pardon. Richard Nixon hadn’t been indicted for any crime when...
  • Dem Vow on Iran: ‘Any Attempts to Sidestep Congress Will Be Resisted on Both Sides of the Aisle’

    03/19/2015 8:22:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/19/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The leading Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee told Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken this morning that “there really can’t be any marginalization of Congress” on Iran nuclear negotiations.“Any attempts to sidestep Congress will be resisted on both sides of the aisle,” Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.Engel also announced that lawmakers have crafted another Iran letter — signed by 360 members.He and chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) are hoping to get “a prompt response from the White House.”The letter to Obama notes that “of the 12 sets of questions that the...
  • 150 Years Later, Democrats Are Still Fighting Efforts to End Slavery

    03/19/2015 3:20:29 AM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    RedState ^ | 3/18/2015 | Erick Erickson
    The Democratic Party is the Party of Slavery. They are the party that decided to secede from the Union. They are the party that started a Civil War over the right to treat people as property. They are the party that, once their side lost the war, set up structures to keep American citizens from exercising their civil rights. And now, 150 years after the Civil War, the Democratic Party is at it again. Republicans were leading a bipartisan effort to stop slavery around the world. Human trafficking is a terrible issue. It affects children in this country and women...
  • From Tel Aviv to Turtle Bay (Obama Plans To Bypass Bibi with UN Action)

    03/18/2015 7:11:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy.com ^ | 3/18/2015 | JOHN HUDSON, COLUM LYNCH
    After years of blocking U.N. efforts to pressure Israelis and Palestinians into accepting a lasting two-state solution, the United States is edging closer toward supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution that would call for the resumption of political talks to conclude a final peace settlement, according to Western diplomats. The move follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive re-election Tuesday after the incumbent publicly abandoned his commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state — the basis of more than 20 years of U.S. diplomatic efforts — and promised to continue the construction of settlements on occupied territory. The development also reflects...
  • Republican in the White House in 2016?

    In spite of its extremism, two factors will assure a more competitive GOP in the 2016 presidential election. First is the GOP’s unified effort to appear less radical in the public’s eye. Second is the belief of Democrats, especially the Hillary crowd, of their advantage due to presidential elections which sport more young and minority voters. Related to this, Hillary’s current strength among the base puts off progressive challengers like Elizabeth Warren. The first is evidenced by the popularity of Scott Walker in New Hampshire, not a known quantity nationwide, certainly not known for his Wisconsin anti-labor, pro-business stance. He...
  • Obama calls for mandatory voting in U.S.

    03/18/2015 2:34:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 136 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama, whose party was trounced in last year’s midterm election due to poor turnout among Democrats, endorsed the idea of mandatory voting Wednesday. “It would be transformative if everybody voted,” Mr. Obama said during a town-hall event in Cleveland. “That would counteract [campaign] money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.” Mr. Obama raised the subject during a discussion of curbing the influence of campaign donations in U.S. elections. The president said he had never discussed the idea publicly before, but said Australia and some other countries have compulsory...
  • It looks like there's another Democratic presidential candidate

    03/18/2015 7:23:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/18/2015 | KATRINA VANDEN HEUVE via Washington Post
    At a moment when everybody in Washington is talking about e-mails, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley (D) wants to talk about Wall Street reform. Indeed, while Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail address at the State Department has created a media frenzy and overshadowed other issues, the past week brought additional news in the Democratic primary: O'Malley is almost certainly running for president. And he's determined to make his voice heard despite some pundits dismissing his ability to mount a "credible" challenge to Clinton for the party's nomination. The swirl of controversy surrounding Clinton has not only called her...
  • In 2016 race, an electoral college edge for Democrats

    03/17/2015 6:48:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/17/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    No matter whom Republicans nominate to face Hillary Rodham Clinton in November 2016, that candidate will start at a disadvantage. It’s not polling, Clinton’s deep résumé or improving state of the economy. It’s the electoral college. Yes, the somewhat arcane — yet remarkably durable — way in which presidential elections are decided tilts toward Democrats in 2016, as documented by nonpartisan political handicapper Nathan Gonzales in a recent edition of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report. Gonzales notes that if you add up all of the states that are either “safe” for the eventual Democratic nominee or “favor” that nominee,...
  • Democrats won’t back Iran nuclear deal in blow to White House - veto-proof legislation in the works

    03/17/2015 2:21:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/16/15 | Francesca Chambers
    Democrats won’t back Iran nuclear deal in blow to White House as enough break with Obama to to put veto-proof legislation in the works to stop an agreement Democratic senators remain irritated with their GOP colleagues who last week sent a letter to Iranian leaders undercutting President Barack Obama, but they will still back bipartisan legislation that would give Congress final say over a nuclear deal. Enough members of the president's party have signaled support for that bill and another that would impose new sanctions on Iran if it doesn't make an agreement with negotiators that the White House would...
  • Equality California Becomes First LGBT Organization to Endorse Hillary Clinton for President in 2016

    03/16/2015 5:06:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Towleroad ^ | March 16, 2015 | Kyler Geoffroy
    Equality California has taken a preemptive step in the 2016 race for the White House and become the first LGBT organization to endorse Hillary Clinton for president, the group confirmed in a statement today: "We want Hillary Clinton to run and are ready to mobilize our 800,000 members to help her win," said Equality California's Executive Director Rick Zbur. "We're enthusiastic about her candidacy because she has the best record of accomplishment on LGBT issues of any potential candidate. Equality California is ready for Hillary!" As Secretary of State, Clinton championed the rights of LGBT people around the world, making...
  • Al Gore for president. Does he have a chance?

    03/16/2015 4:45:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    US News & World Report's DC Decoder ^ | March 16, 2015 | Husna Haq
    How's this for some political arithmetic: Take a shallower-than-usual Democratic bench for 2016, hypothetically devalue a leading candidate due to an e-mail scandal, then toss in a retro candidate who lost one of the most controversial elections in history and you have the darkest of dark horse possibilities: Al Gore for president. The former vice president and 2000 Democratic presidential nominee is headed to Iowa in May for a climate change event, and these days, that's all it takes to fuel speculation that he may be considering another presidential run. At least, according to Ezra Klein, formerly of The Washington...
  • DEMOCRATS FEAR A ‘CATHOLIC APOCALYPSE’

    03/16/2015 4:21:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 133 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | March 16, 2015 | TOM HOOPES
    “The Democratic Party is facing a Catholic apocalypse,” Patricia Miller warns at Salon.Her article does a good job of marshaling statistics, but when she assesses the reasons for the apocalypse she makes a critical error.“White Catholics are now identifying as Republicans by historic margins,” she says, and lists the evidence.• She cites Pew data showing that 53% of white Catholics favor the GOP, versus 39% who favor Democrats.• Catholics voted for John McCain over Barack Obama in 2008’s presidential race by 5 percentage points, she says — but chose Mitt Romney over Obama by 19 points four years later, she says.• The U.S....
  • [China] Bo Xilai Alleged Financier: George Soros (???)

    04/27/2012 6:38:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    i4u ^ | 04/25/12
    Bo Xilai Alleged Financier: George Soros BEIJING: Billionaire oil tycoon George Soros, an executive board member of the International Crisis Group, has played a major role in deposed Chinese Communist Chongqing Boss, Bo Xilai’s rise to fame and fortune in Dalian and Chongqing. ... http://www.dallasblog.com/201204241008984/dallas-blog/bo-xilai-alleged-financier-george-soros.html
  • Kerry Compares His Courage To Lincoln, Churchill, Dr. King, Gandhi And Mandela (not satire)

    03/15/2015 3:28:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/15/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Secretary of State John Kerry compared himself to Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and other great historical luminaries for having the courage and tenacity to tackle the most heinous enemy plaguing mankind — climate change. “My heroes are people who dared to take on great challenges without knowing for certain what the outcome would be,” Kerry said in an address to the Atlantic Council on Thursday. “Lincoln took risks, Gandhi took risks, Churchill took risks, Dr. King took risks, Mandela took risks, but that doesn’t mean that every risk-taker is a role model.”
  • Senate Dems threaten to oppose deal on Medicare doc fees

    03/15/2015 1:08:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 15, 2015 3:44 PM EDT | Alan Fram
    Democratic senators would oppose a potential House bipartisan deal preventing cuts in physicians’ Medicare payments if it doesn’t finance a children’s health program for four years, senior Senate Democratic aides said Sunday. […] According to lobbyists and congressional aides, bargainers have discussed including money for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for two more years, costing around $5 billion. Its money is due to expire Oct. 1. […] The overall agreement—eliminating the Medicare reimbursement formula, slightly boosting those payments and adding money for children’s health—would cost roughly $200 billion over 10 years, aides and lobbyists say. …
  • Carville: Clinton challengers wasting their time (Hussein 'has damaged the Democratic Party')

    03/15/2015 12:22:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/15/15 | Kyle Balluck
    James Carville said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it would be a waste of time for any Democrat to challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016. “I’ve had maybe three people come up to me and say, ‘Well, I’m for somebody else other than Hillary,’ “ the Democratic strategist told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York. “And I know I run into more Democrats in more places than maybe anybody else in the United States,” he added. “Of course, Senator [Jim] Webb and Governor [Martin] O’Malley can say anything they want. But, in terms...