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  • How long before Hillary drops out?

    08/27/2015 4:14:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 26, 2015 | Staff
    Another day, another poll to rattle former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, found her on Tuesday trailing Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by seven points in New Hampshire's first-in-the nation Democratic primary. It was the second poll to get such a result. Why is this happening? Clinton's coronation as the Democratic nominee was once taken for granted. Some of it has to do with left-wing Democrats' justifiable sense that she is not one of them but, rather, an entitled millionaire who cuts an odd figure as a populist champion of the middle class....
  • Quinnipiac: 'Liar, Dishonest' Most Used to Describe Hillary

    08/27/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/27/2015 | Michael Warren
    The most frequent words that come to mind when Americans think about Hillary Clinton are "liar" and "dishonest." That's according to a new national poll from Quinnipiac that asked more than 1500 registered voters to say the "first word" that comes to mind when they hear the Democratic presidential frontrunner's name. The most frequently mentioned word was "liar," with 178 people mentioning the word. Next on the list are "dishonest" at 123 mentions and "untrustworthy" at 93 mentions. There were some positive words for Clinton mentioned frequently, including "experience" (82 mentions) and "strong" (59 mentions). The same question was asked...
  • No veto? Senate Dems might get enough votes to filibuster GOP’s attempt to block Iran deal

    08/27/2015 2:43:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    The consolation prize in the great Senate GOP sellout on the Iran deal was supposed to be the opportunity it created to embarrass Obama. The fear was that if Republicans insisted on two-thirds approval of the deal for ratification, as the Constitution’s Treaty Clause requires, King Barack would simply reassure the public that this wasn’t technically a treaty and proceed to implement the agreement under his own executive authority. Heads he wins, tails you lose. That’s life in post-republic America. (And if you like that model, wait until President Trump is sworn in.) So Bob Corker and McConnell decided...
  • Iran is Buying Democrat Congress (They Already Bought Kerry, Clinton and Biden)

    08/27/2015 7:02:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | Karin McQuillan
    Frontpage Magazine has published a bombshell report that has been met with total silence by the media.  Daniel Greenfield’s piece is entitled “Traitor Senators Took Money from Iran Lobby, Back Iran Nukes.” Our politicians bought by Iran don’t just include a list of Senators and Congressmen about to vote on the Iran Deal.  Recipients of Iran’s largess for their campaigns include President Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. Both of Obama’s secretaries of state were involved in Iran Lobby cash controversies, as was his vice president and his former secretary of defense. Obama was also the beneficiary...
  • Joe Biden Unsure Of Whether He's Ready To Run For President

    08/27/2015 4:27:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Breitbart News,CNN
    Vice President Joe Biden revealed to members of the Democratic National Committee Wednesday that he is assessing whether he has “the emotional fuel” to run for the White House.
  • Michigan: Lansing mayors September 11 Ramadan celebration rescheduled

    08/26/2015 9:26:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Notice how big and bold they made the new date? In blood red font. The cities of Lansing and East Lansing announce that the 9th annual Ramadan Unity Dinner, co-hosted by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett, will be rescheduled to Friday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing.After due deliberation, the event organizers have decided that the community’s remembrance of the tragic events of 9-11 and the celebration of diversity and inclusion embodied in the Ramadan Unity Dinner should be held at separate times.All tickets purchased for the original...
  • Democrats to Spend 9/11 Partying w/CAIR and ISNA Terror Supporters

    08/26/2015 8:21:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    FrontPage mag ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's the last place any patriotic American should be on 9/11. This is like spending Victory in Europe Day dressing up in Nazi uniforms or Pearl Harbor Day playing kamikaze. But it's business as usual for the Democratic Party, which does treason like it's going out of style.First up is a very special 9/11 party with ISNA over in Lansing as the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing throws its 9th Annual Mayor’s Ramadan Unity Dinner hosted by two Dems, Mayor Virg Bernero and Nathan Triplett, as Creeping Sharia reports. Come for the 9/11 ambiance, stay for the party at an...
  • Hillary Clinton Takes ‘Responsibility’ for Email Use, Saying It ‘Wasn’t the Best Choice’

    08/26/2015 6:56:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 8/26/2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that she understood why people had questions about her decision to use only private email while she was secretary of state and that she took responsibility for that decision, a shift from her past remarks about an issue that has dogged her since shortly before she began her presidential campaign. Her remarks, made during a campaign stop in Iowa, came as Mrs. Clinton has faced growing criticism for making light of her email use, which Democrats fear has become an albatross on her hopes of winning the White House. “What, like with a cloth or...
  • Immigration Questions for Democrats: After Donald Trump, It's Their Turn to Answer

    08/26/2015 3:00:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/26/2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Republicans get asked about immigration all the time, mostly to get their reactions to something Donald Trump said, but not always. Democrats hardly ever get asked about immigration, and when they do it’s always to get their reaction to something a Republican said (in response to an actual question about immigration).Immigration is a controversial issue, and far more complex than the media coverage would have you believe. For example: “Should there be a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants?” is not the only question that requires an answer in the debate over immigration reform. If reporters really wanted to, they...
  • Hillary Clinton – A.K.A. “Mrs. Black Lives Matter” – Rushes To Politicize Media Shooting

    08/26/2015 2:09:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    FITS News ^ | August 26, 2015
    Desperate to take attention away from her mushrooming email scandal, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has been pimping the whole #BlackLivesMatter movement the last few weeks. Hard. Running counter to that narrative? The brutal murder of two white television journalists – on live television – by a black suspect, a former disgruntled TV journalist accused by the local station manager of fabricating allegations of racism (including allegations against both of his victims). Hmmmm … how to hashtag this one … #MediaLivesMatter? #RealAffirmativeAction? #HeedingFarrakhan? Yeah … Anyway, less than six hours after the shooting Clinton took to Twitter to make the...
  • Bad news: A Hillary-Biden primary fight will get ugly: White guy steps in a woman’s path

    08/26/2015 6:10:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/26/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Stop snickering. The prospects of an internecine fight between Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden should have progressives worried, especially with Bernie Sanders still rising in the polls. Michael Tomasky rightly frets that a Biden entry while Hillary still remains in the race will have both sides “going for the jugular” — and in both cases, the jugulars are particularly large targets. But it’s Tomasky’s perspective on their biggest selling points that really displays how ugly this will get: He’s going to have to run a campaign that says, sub rosa: “I’m a stronger and safer nominee because she’s corrupt.”...
  • Fake pro-Israel Democrats (One by one, they fall in line to Stand With Iran)

    08/25/2015 11:00:23 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Tuesday August 25, 2015 | Richard Baehr
    One by one, U.S. Senate Democrats are announcing that after much deliberation ‎‎(translated as arm twisting by President Barack Obama), they have decided to support the ‎Iran deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, despite serious misgivings. Each of the senators wants you to ‎know that they were personally wrestling with this decision for weeks, talking to ‎experts (provided by the Obama administration for the most part), reading the ‎agreement carefully, weighing and balancing risk versus reward. Each Senate ‎Democrat joining the charade of moving from indecision to decision, makes sure to add that they want to do everything to...
  • TRAITOR SENATORS TOOK MONEY FROM IRAN LOBBY, BACK IRAN NUKES

    08/25/2015 5:29:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Markey has announced his support for the Iran deal that will let the terrorist regime inspect its own Parchin nuclear weapons research site, conduct uranium enrichment, build advanced centrifuges, buy ballistic missiles, fund terrorism and have a near zero breakout time to a nuclear bomb. There was no surprise there.
  • IRS finds yet another Lois Lerner email account

    08/24/2015 6:40:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    ‘Toby Miles’ account linked to government businessLois Lerner had yet another personal email account used to conduct some IRS business, the tax agency confirmed in a new court filing late Monday that further complicates the administration’s efforts to be transparent about Ms. Lerner’s actions during the tea party targeting scandal. The admission came in an open-records lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest law firm that has sued to get a look at emails Ms. Lerner sent during the targeting. IRS lawyer Geoffrey J. Klimas told the court that as the agency was putting together a set of...
  • DOJ: Menendez corruption 'clear and unmistakable'

    08/24/2015 3:01:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    The Justice Department is slamming Sen. Bob Menendez’s push to get corruption charges against him dropped, saying that the “quid pro quo outlined in the indictment is clear and unmistakable.” “The charges in this case are the result of a careful and professional investigation,” federal prosecutors said in court documents submitted Monday. The DOJ filed the documents in response to a push by Menendez’s legal team to have the case against him dismissed. The New Jersey Democrat's lawyers have raised questions about the government's tactics in the investigation. Prosecutors fired back that Menendez's legal motions "do nothing to dilute...
  • So, Are you ready for a Biden/Warren ticket?

    08/24/2015 1:49:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2015 | AllahPundit
    Has one meeting between two pols this far out from an election ever produced more presidential speculation than Biden’s, er, powwow with Elizabeth Warren this weekend?But you know what? It really does make sense. John Fund: Biden has another card to play in soliciting Warren’s support. He would be 74 years old if he were elected president in 2016, an issue he may have a way of addressing. “One thing that I keep hearing about Biden is that if he were to declare and say, because age is such a problem for him if he does, ‘I want to...
  • Carville On Biden Run: "He's Done It Twice And He Hasn't Had The Best Track Record Doing It"

    08/24/2015 4:06:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on “The Cats Roundtable” AM 970 The Answer in New York City, former Clinton campaign manager James Carville was interviewed by host John Catsimatidis. Carville sounded off on a number of things, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and woes on the campaign trail and the media scrutiny she is facing over her email server and the early success of real estate mogul Donald Trump in the GOP presidential contest.
  • Obama's Legacy: An old, weak Democratic Party

    08/24/2015 3:31:52 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 17 replies
    P J Media ^ | August 22, 2015 | Rick Moran
    Jeff Greenfield has a thoughtful piece in Politico dealing with President Obama’s political legacy, and how the party he leads has gone precipitously downhill since he took office. When you move from policy to politics, the task is a lot simpler—just measure the clout of the president’s party when he took office and when he left it. By that measure, Obama’s six years have been terrible. Under Obama, the party started strong. “When Obama was elected in 2008, Democrats were at a high water mark,” says David Axelrod, who served as one of Obama’s top strategists. “Driven by antipathy to...
  • Democrats Look at Plan B: Joe Biden as a One-Term President, with Elizabeth Warren as His VP

    08/23/2015 5:39:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/23/2015 | John Fund
    Joe Biden had good reasons to huddle privately with Elizabeth Warren on Saturday at his official residence. The Massachusetts senator may have chosen not to run next year, but her populist rhetoric and agenda dominate the 2016 Democratic contest. Should Biden challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination, he will need either Warren’s neutrality or her blessing. Socialist Bernie Sanders isn’t the only candidate pounding the drums of class warfare. Hillary claims “the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” attacks high-level corporate salaries, and says that “we have to go beyond Dodd-Frank” in passing laws to...
  • Harry Reid’s flashback video: ‘No sane country’ would allow anchor babies or reward illegals

    08/23/2015 12:31:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 8/22/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    As the mainstream media and liberal talking heads slam Donald Trump as a racist for wanting to get rid of birthright citizenship, they ought to take a look in the mirror. In a speech before Congress in 1993 and uncovered by conservative website The Right Scoop, Sen. blasted the fact that illegal aliens were given “rewards” for having babies in the United States. Heck, he even used the dreaded term “illegal alien.” “If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant?” Reid asked. “No sane country would do...
  • The First Postmodern Political Machine (The Clintons)

    08/22/2015 11:28:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The American Interest ^ | August 21, 2015 | Walter Russell Mead
    How do the Clintons, dogged by scandal and suspicion at every turn, not just stay afloat in American political life, but thrive? The contrast between the apparent inevitability that surrounded Hillary Clinton’s procession toward the Democratic presidential nomination for so long and the air of scandal and suspicion that seems to trail behind her wherever she goes is striking. And it points to something important: Hillary Clinton isn’t a candidate borne aloft on a wave of popular enthusiasm. She is no JFK, no Ronald Reagan. She is no George Wallace or William Jennings Bryan. The marching bands processing before her...
  • One State Now Allowing Muslims To Wear Burqas In Driver’s License Photos (Illinois)

    08/22/2015 5:44:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 107 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 8/21/2015 | Dom the Conservative
    While the U.S. continues to reel from minorities requiring halal slaughter, rainbow cakes, and a $15 minimum wage, national security is taking a hit with the vociferous demands of the Muslim 2 percent. In fact, one state’s appeasement of burqa-clad women threatens to fundamentally change the value of the driver’s license as an identification tool. The International Business Times reports that fliers reminding employees of the Department of Motor Vehicle offices that it is illegal for them to request that applicants remove “articles of faith” for their driver’s license photos in the state of Illinois. “While hats or head coverings...
  • Do You Trust The liberal CNN/ORC polling outfit? How about Rasmussen, ABC News/WaPo or NBC News/WSJ?

    08/22/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 76 replies
    8/22/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was wondering why a polling outfit (CNN/ORC) is now all of a sudden trusted by conservatives? If not, then say so. If it is all of a sudden now trusted by conservatives...I thought that CNN is a liberal outfit and not to be trusted? Limbaugh seems to be going after CNN for their Morten Downey Jr. documentary on TV as somehow being used to juxtapose against Trump, and for their interviews of Trump supporters, and wondering if they are going to hand-pick the worst of the worst in those interviews to somehow paint all Trump supporters in a negative...
  • Ellen Page (actress) confronts Ted Cruz on LGBT issues

    08/21/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    DES MOINES — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of “Juno” fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. “I’m happy to answer your question but not to have a back-and-forth debate,” Cruz told Page, as she pressed him about discrimination against LGBT citizens, approaching him as he flipped pork chops over an open grill. But the two then proceeded to have a spirited exchange over gay rights and whether private businesses — florist companies, for example —can refuse to cater gay weddings in the name of their...
  • Clinton Campaign On Alert For Undercover Conservative Sting

    08/21/2015 1:41:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Time.com ^ | 8/21/2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Dirty tricks alleged as the campaign heats up Hillary Clinton’s campaign offices around the country have been put on alert after at least two women approached Iowa staff under the guise of being supporters in an apparent effort to catch the campaign engaging in improper or illegal activity, a Clinton campaign official said. The motivations of the women is not known, but their alleged techniques match those of Project Veritas, the conservative group run by James O’Keefe, which specializes in undercover stings meant to embarrass liberal groups and politicians. The group declined to comment on the Clinton campaign’s allegations. “Project...
  • Democrats launch investigation into Center for Medical Progress

    08/21/2015 10:36:41 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 46 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 8/20/15 | Susan Michelle
    One day after the nation learned that babies were born alive with hearts beating, then sliced up to retrieve brains and body parts, House Democrats have launched an investigation – into The Center for Medical Progress, not into the allegations of infanticide. In a four-page letter today, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, asked CMP for a list of information, including copies of all its video and audiotapes. Cummings insists that, “Any legitimate and balanced congressional investigation must also address your group’s role in these activities.” He adds that if there are hearings on this...
  • Congressional Democrats probe group that revealed Planned Parenthood videos

    08/21/2015 9:49:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/21/2015 | By Cheryl Wetzstein and Stephen Dinan
    Congressional Democrats have opened their own investigation into the Planned Parenthood videos — but into the group that took the footage in which officials haggle over the prices of organs and discuss keeping a baby alive so his brain can be harvested. The Center for Medical Progress may have broken federal laws in setting up a false-front company to secretly record Planned Parenthood employees talking about these and other practices, the Democrats say. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also said it’s possible some of his colleagues in Congress knew about...
  • Who are the late-arriving Hillary Clinton challengers? We (Wa-Post) ranked them.

    08/21/2015 9:25:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton's ongoing struggles to effectively deal with questions surrounding her use of a private e-mail server while at the State Department have stirred talk that it's still not too late for a candidate to swoop in and take the nomination from her. [Snip] 5. Al Gore: Um, no ... 4. John Kerry: ... I don't get the sense the Democratic Party is clamoring for another Kerry candidacy ... 3. Joe Biden: ... hard to see how he differentiates himself from Clinton enough to beat her ... 2. Billionaire outsider: ... The remarkable success of Donald Trump on the Republican...
  • A Willing Suspension of Disbelief

    08/21/2015 7:37:04 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2015 | Bruce Walker
    Leftism is a pathology of mendacity. When Obama told us that his grandfather liberated Auschwitz, that was a gratuitous fabrication – he could have honestly stated that his grandfather was part of the army that helped liberate concentration camps in western Germany, but truth means so little to him that inventing the Auschwitz fable pinged no conscience at all. In the same way, when Mrs. William Jefferson Clinton told America that she was named “Hillary” in honor of Sir Edmond Hillary climbing Mt. Everest, even though that happened years after Mrs. Clinton was born, that also was an effortless deception,...
  • Trump: The new American cowboy

    08/20/2015 9:59:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Lagos Vanguard ^ | August 21, 2015 | Owei Lakemfa
    IF the United States (US) were not the most powerful country in the world which can change the course of human history. If its President were not the most powerful politician in the universe with the largest military. If American policies and actions would not affect world economy. If it were not a nuclear power with an arsenal that can sink the world. I would have been contented sitting down to enjoy the one-man comic act called Donald Trump. He is the egoistic multi billionaire estate mogul, businessman and leading Republican Presidential aspirant who when he opens his mouth, which...
  • U.S. Lets Rich Get Cheap Public Housing: “Positive Social Benefits”

    08/20/2015 6:04:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Tens of thousands of people who earn too much to qualify for the U.S. government’s taxpayer-subsidized public housing live in the facilities nationwide and the federal agency that runs the program has no intention of evicting the violators. That’s because “there are positive social benefits from having families with varying income levels residing in the same property,” according to the Obama administration official that runs the program.Some beneficiaries earn tens of thousands of dollars a year more than the threshold allowed to qualify for the cheap housing and, in at least one case, a millionaire pays a mere $300 a...
  • House Dem: Clinton May Have ‘Disqualified Herself’ With E-Mail Scandal

    08/20/2015 7:19:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/20/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    A House Democrat thinks that Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server scandal has the potential to ruin her political career. “I think if she intentionally misled or lied to the American people and did something that was clearly against the rules, and knowingly did it against the rules, if that is the ultimate conclusion, then I think she has disqualified herself,” Representative John Yarmuth (D., Ky.) told a local political reporter. Yarmuth endorsed then-Senator Barack Obama in his 2008 presidential bid against Clinton. “I’m not saying she is more divisive,” he said at the time. “[But] she is less capable of bridging...
  • Clarke: "No Longer Can Blacks As A Whole Claim Victim Status," Except As Victims To Dems

    08/20/2015 7:02:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared “no longer can blacks as a whole claim victim status, except for one situation. They are victims to the Democrat Party in the United States of America” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Politics: HAZMAT crews at Senator Carl Levin's office in Saginaw Michigan - building evacuated

    04/17/2013 9:20:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    caintv ^ | ROBERT LAURIE
    We've just received word that the former Delphi Tower in Saginaw Michigan has been evacuated, and that it's being treated as a HAZMAT situation. Police, Fire, and HAZMAT crews are on the scene. The building houses the Saginaw offices of US Senator Carl Levin. Little else is known, but we were contacted by one evacuee who told us that "Levin got a suspicious letter in the mail." Given the two recent Ricin-tainted letters received in D.C., we assume they're taking no chances. More as it develops.
  • Somerville hangs ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner at City Hall (Massachusetts)

    08/19/2015 8:09:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 19, 2015 | Steve Annear
    Somerville city officials hung a large banner bearing the words “Black Lives Matter” on the front of City Hall on Wednesday morning in solidarity with the grassroots movement that has spread across the country following the recent shooting deaths of unarmed black men by police. Mayor Joe Curtatone said he worked with members of Black Lives Matter Cambridge , a local offshoot of the national organization, to create the banner and show support for their message. “We see this as an important opportunity for an important national conversation” about race, Curtatone said. He said the move was “a very clear...
  • Dear America: Don’t Listen To Bernie Sanders. Sweden’s Not All That Great.

    08/19/2015 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 8/18/2015 | Alexandra Ivanov
    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (D) has said that socialist policies characteristic of countries like Sweden should be implemented in the U.S. As a Swede, I would strongly advise against this. The worldwide socialist movement praises the Scandinavian countries for their high living standards and welfare. Easy to do for someone who has never lived in Sweden or read a book on Swedish history. First off: The success of Sweden predates the welfare state. In reality, the economy began to fall behind in the 1960s when the state rapidly expanded. Moreover, Sweden enjoyed the highest growth in the industrialized world between...
  • Coverup: Federal Appeals Court Blasts DOJ Misconduct in Police Prosecution

    08/19/2015 9:23:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 19, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Yet Karla Dobinski is still employed at the DOJ. A federal appeals court has blasted misconduct by Justice Department lawyers in a civil rights prosecution against New Orleans police officers. The case arose in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s grant of a new trial because Justice Department lawyers — including those responsible for protecting the civil rights of the defendant police officers — engaged in an anonymous blogging campaign to taint the defendants during the trial. The court noted that Justice Department lawyers stoked a “mob mentality” against police officers....
  • In Pennsylvania, Justice Miscarried

    08/18/2015 10:26:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Peter Roff
    Poor Kathleen Kane. The first woman – and first Democrat ever elected attorney general of Pennsylvania -- had a bright future ahead of her. The darling of liberals she was a powerhouse at the polls. She led the statewide ticket in 2013 and her election was seen by many as a stepping stone to the governor’s mansion, the U.S. Senate or something even more prestigious. Her career is now in ruins. How she fell so far and so fast is an object lesson for ambitious prosecutors in both parties who feel tempted to use the power of their office to...
  • Planned Parenthood is Likely Keeping Some Aborted Babies Alive “Until Their Hearts are Cut Out”

    08/18/2015 1:56:31 PM PDT · by blueyon · 48 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 8/18/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood is Likely Keeping Some Aborted Babies Alive “Until Their Hearts are Cut Out” Dr. Theresa Deisher is a world-renowned scientist in the field of stem cell research who holds patents after discovering adult stem cells in human hearts. Deisher helped the pro-life activists who spent three years recording undercover videos and capturing documents and information showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies and their body parts. Now, in a new interview, Deisher says she has reviewed the information the activists collected and she is making a shocking claim that Planned Parenthood may be keeping some babies...
  • Illinois corruption: The state’s 20 most politically corrupt women of the 21st century

    08/18/2015 8:32:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Reboot Illinois ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Caitlin Wilson
    Illinois corruption: The state’s 20 most politically corrupt women of the 21st century Caitlin Wilson REBOOT STAFF Jul 31, 2015 We use the term “old boys network” as shorthand for the culture that breeds political corruption. A new study from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute contends the term is gender-inaccurate. “Unsupervised, Ensnared, Relational, and Private: A Typology of Illinois’ Corrupt Women” takes a look at the women of Illinois who have been convicted for abusing their official powers. It challenges the notion that “female public officials have a deterrent effect on corruption” and examines the methods and motivations most...
  • Republicans More Happily Married Than Democrats, Sociologists Find

    08/18/2015 7:40:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/18/2015 | BY NAPP NAZWORTH
    Republicans are more likely to be married, less likely to divorce, and are more likely to be happy in their marriage than Democrats, sociologists W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas Wolfinger have discovered. Fifty-seven percent of Republicans are married, compared to 40 percent of Democrats; 41 percent of ever-married Republicans have been divorced, compared to 47 percent of ever-married Democrats; and, 67 percent of married Republicans say they are in "very happy" marriages, compared to 60 percent of married Democrats, they reported for Family Studies, the blog of the Institute for Family Studies. The research looked at 20 to 60 year...
  • Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: it’s too late to draft anyone but Hillary now

    08/17/2015 10:18:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Some people are just wet blankets who want to take the fun out of everything. One such Debby Downer is the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza who thinks we’re all getting a bit too carried away with talk of Democrat voters feeling the Bern or waiting for the Second Coming of Joe. You see, here we are in August of 2015, nearly six months from when the first vote will be cast in Iowa and well over a year away from the actual election, but it’s far too late for anyone to replace Hillary. No, my friends, the die has...
  • CALIFORNIA DEMS HAVE A FEVER AND THE ONLY CURE IS MORE TAXES

    08/17/2015 8:33:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/17/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
      The Democratic Party is bleeding California and they're rapidly running out of other people's money. So that means more taxes. More and more taxes. Governor Brown, for his part, has left the door open. His approach has changed since his previous term, when he promised to give voters the final say on tax proposals even though their assent is not required by law. "Everything is on the table," said Deborah Hoffman, a spokeswoman for Brown. Everything except cutting taxes and spending obviously. The Capitol's ruling Democrats want to hit up residents and businesses for billions of dollars as...
  • New Fox Poll Features Some Big Surprises [For Both Parties]

    08/17/2015 8:20:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/16/2015 | Rick Moran
    A new poll released by Fox News holds some surprises for both parties. On the rise in the new survey are Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Ted Cruz. Falling are Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Rand Paul. Businessman Donald Trump still leads the field for the Republican nomination. He gets 25 percent among GOP primary voters. He was at 26 percent before the debate. TrumpÂ’s support among women went from 24 percent two weeks ago to 21 percent now. He mostly held steady among men (28 percent).The real-estate mogul maintains his first-place status despite also being judged in the...
  • Democrats Freak Out in Response to Trump’s Immigration Plan That Puts Americans Before Foreigners

    08/17/2015 2:41:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/16/15 | Jim Hoft
    Democrats Freak Out in Response to Trump’s Immigration Plan That Puts Americans Before Foreigners Jim Hoft Aug 16th, 2015 5:06 pm 151 Comments pablo Pablo Manriquez, DNC Director of Hispanic Media, with Michelle and Barack Obama The Democratic Party freaked out today after businessman Donald Trump released his immigration plan that included deportations and wall paid for by Mexico. Breitbart reported: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is panicking in response to billionaire and 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan, which is designed to get Americans back to work instead of putting foreigners and special interests ahead of Americans...
  • DEMOCRATS PANIC IN RESPONSE TO DONALD TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION PLAN

    08/16/2015 2:45:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 183 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 15, 2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is panicking in response to billionaire and 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan, which is designed to get Americans back to work instead of putting foreigners and special interests ahead of Americans as so many politicians do. The DNC was so freaked out at Trump’s plan, they rushed out a statement from Pablo Manriquez—their “Director of Hispanic Media”—filled with grammatical errors. The statement, which is nothing more than typical Democratic Party talking points in favor of illegal aliens, accidentally doesn’t capitalize “Trump” in one instance and does the same thing when talking about...
  • A Brit Tries To Understand Iowan Politics

    08/16/2015 1:34:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | August 16, 2015 | Jim Waterson, UK Deputy Editor
    Presidential candidates are hitting the road and doing everything to impress ordinary Iowans. BuzzFeed UK’s Jim Waterson attempts to understand US politics. DES MOINES, Iowa – American politics reached a new level of weird for me when Donald Trump arrived at Iowa’s state fair Saturday and proceeded to destroy everything in his path. The Republican presidential candidate cantered onto the site flanked by his private security detail, his route through a crowd of thousands of corndog-eating Iowans cleared by state police, his “TRUMP” branded helicopter hovering overhead like some political take on Apocalypse Now, his entourage blocking movement across the...
  • ‘A lot of what he says hits a chord with me’: Trump makes sense to American voters — even Democrats

    08/16/2015 3:25:31 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 46 replies
    National Post [Canada] / WashPost ^ | August 15, 2015 | David Weigel
    ...Trump’s rise and persistence as a presidential candidate has been credited to name recognition, to voter anger and to a specific contempt for the Republican Party establishment. But he is also the candidate talking most directly about the loss of manufacturing jobs to foreign countries.... Woodruff, a sometimes Republican, was impressed by Trump. “I watched the debate,” he said. “Fox singled him out in that opening question. They said they asked hard questions of all the candidates, but they went after him because he’s touching a nerve. If Republicans can capitalize on that, they’ll do pretty good.” What nerve was...
  • [Satire] Carson, BLM Clash on Issues

    08/15/2015 12:28:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    GOP presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson and leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement clashed this week following Carson's assertion that BLM is "creating strife." As Carson sees it, "Blacks have been led down a dead-end road to dependency and murder via abortion by Democrat policies." "The message that Democrats are sending by their support for the welfare state is that Blacks can't make it on their own efforts," Carson argued. "This is ridiculous. Blacks are as capable as whites if they apply their God-given talents to the world around them." The candidate was even more critical of Democrats' unwavering...
  • A sad but funny last request...

    08/14/2015 3:18:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-14-15 | The Looking Spoon
    # I've got to give credit where it's due, I adapted this from this meme.