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  • Who of the Candidates Has Fairest Tax Plan of All?

    02/05/2016 9:22:38 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 6, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    With the first real votes being cast in the presidential race Monday, this is an opportune moment to do some last-minute comparison shopping on the candidates' tax reform plans. On this issue there's a lot to cheer about. All the Republican candidates have crafted plans that would slash tax rates for everyone and most would vastly simplify the thousands of pages of IRS tax code. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have endorsed flat-tax plans that, for full disclosure, were designed by Arthur Laffer and myself. These plans have drawn some criticism from the Right of late, though these attacks are...
  • The (new) Donald — Trumpelstiltskin

    02/05/2016 9:16:38 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 34 replies
    http://atimes.com/2016/02/trumpelstiltskin/ ^ | February 4, 2016 | Spengler
    No-one doubts that Cruz, a former national college debating champion, is exceptionally bright. Most exceptionally bright people cannot resist the temptation to wing it, simply because they can. Not so Cruz. He combines high intelligence with enormous discipline and capacity for work. Betsy McCaughey, a former Republican Lieutenant-Governor of New York, observes that self-discipline of this kind bespeaks humility: he is smart enough to know that even smart people can make big mistakes, and that hard work is the best insurance against missteps. Humility is not a personality trait one immediately associates with a politician who has opposed virtually all...
  • Pharma Bad Boy Martin Shkreli Is a Big Democrat Donor

    02/05/2016 8:31:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 5, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Martin Shkreli, the disgraced pharmaceutical executive who pleaded the Fifth and then smirked and fidgeted his way through a congressional hearing yesterday, is a big Democrat donor.Democrats have castigated Shkreli for hiking the price of a potentially lifesaving drug by more than 5,000 percent. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, berated Shkreli during the hearing: "I call this money blood money ... coming out of the pockets of hardworking Americans," he said indignantly.Cummings might be interested to know that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign in July 2015 took $33,400 of Shkreli's "blood money."...
  • Woman Crashes Her Own Funeral; Confronts Husband Who Paid to Have Her Killed

    02/05/2016 7:34:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 5, 2016 | Rick Moran
    An Australian woman whose partner of 10 years paid a hit team to murder her shocked the man by showing up at her own funeral.Noela Rukundo's story is the stuff of a Lifetime miniseries. But it's the reaction of her husband when he saw her after believing she was dead that is more priceless than anything MasterCard can come up with. Finally, she spotted the man she'd been waiting for. She stepped out of her car, and her husband put his hands on his head in horror. "Is it my eyes?" she recalled him saying. "Is it a ghost?""Surprise! I'm...
  • Jeb's Super PAC May Have Hinted the End Is Nigh

    02/05/2016 5:36:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 5, 2016 | Stephen Kruiser
    Via Politico: The pro-Jeb Bush super PAC Right to Rise on Friday ordered a series of shifts in TV advertisement time — a decision that is potentially fraught with implications for Bush's candidacy. The group had planned to begin airing commercials on Monday in Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, and Oklahoma — all states that hold primaries on March 1. But Right to Rise on Friday moved the start dates for the ads three days later, to Thursday, according to two media tracking sources. The shift appears small. But in altering the start date from Monday to Thursday, Right to Rise...
  • Cruz's Iowa Win in Part Due to Culture of Kindness and Courage at Campaign HQ

    02/05/2016 5:21:09 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 117 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | T. Elliot Gaiser
    On Monday night, the Republican Party gave the first victory of 2016 to the first Hispanic candidate for president of the United States, Ted Cruz. Sen. Cruz won for many reasons: his outsider appeal, disciplined message, and sophisticated get-out-the-vote operation. But after two trips to Iowa to volunteer for Cruz, I noticed something else about the Cruz campaign that probably made a difference. I’ve worked on many campaigns. I started with George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign when I was 14, and I’ve volunteered at the grassroots level every year since. A wise mentor once told me the kind of organization...
  • Why Did Trump Drop the Cruz Attacks?(Shockwave video in the link)

    02/05/2016 3:14:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Everybody's stumped today. Everybody's stymied. Everybody's curious. Can't figure it out. All of a sudden Donald Trump says he doesn't want to criticize Cruz anymore. All of a sudden Donald Trump says (paraphrased), "Yeah, you know what? I like Ted! I might even have him as my vice president if I get the nomination." "But, wait a minute! Everybody says you're thinking of suing him 'cause he's from Canada. What the hell's going on?" They can't figure out what happened. So they're assigning it to, "Well, you know, maybe Trump's insane." Then they say, "No, he's not...
  • To Understand the Democrat Debate, You Must Understand Democrat Voters

    02/05/2016 2:39:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Democrat debate -- and, as I say, studied it. It was painful. Folks, I'm not kidding. It was painful on so many levels. I literally felt like I was a visitor from someplace and was not at all living in the world they were talking about. These people sounded like they were in a foreign country. I mean, it was that striking. It was just beyond anything that happens in my day-to-day world, listening to these two. It was Grandma and Grandpa just arguing, and I suffered through this. And I'm gonna explain to you why....
  • Why are Hillary and Bernie pretending that Dodd-Frank never happened?

    02/05/2016 1:51:09 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/5/2016 | Staff
    Election ’16: Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders go on and on in their debate about the need to rein in Wall Street, you’d never know Democrats pushed through a massive regulatory bill almost six years ago designed to do just that.
  • Why Liberals Should Support a Trump Republican Nomination

    02/05/2016 1:45:29 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 5, 2016 | Jonathan Chait
    The initial stupefaction and dismay with which liberals greeted Donald Trump's candidacy have slowly given way to feelings of Schadenfreude- reveling in the suffering of others, in this case the apoplectic members of the Republican Establishment. Are such feelings morally wrong? Or can liberals enjoy the spectacle unleavened by guilt? As Republican voters start actually voting, is it okay to be sad - alarmed, even - by the prospect that the Trump hostile takeover of the GOP may fail? There are three reasons, in descending order of obviousness, for a liberal to earnestly and patriotically support a Trump Republican nomination....
  • Obama's Unemployment Sleight of Hand

    02/05/2016 1:41:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We have an audio sound bite here from Obama, the press conference I mentioned an hour ago. He went out there and he was praising his economy. He was heralding first-time unemployment rate as being under 5% for the first time in seven years. That's essentially since he took office. The first time. When have you ever heard that referred to: "The first-time unemployment rate is now at 4.9%"? What's that? Does anybody have any memory of hearing the unemployment rate referred to as "the first-time unemployment rate"? Well, there's a reason he said it. It's because...
  • Local Problems, Global Problems, and Government Competence

    02/05/2016 11:43:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Timothy D. Terrell
    Last August, an accident at a federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup project at the long-abandoned Gold King mine in Silverton, Colorado, resulted in a gusher of heavy metal-laden water into the Animas River. Not only did EPA project mismanagement cause the spill, but also its response after the accident was wholly inadequate. Apparently, it didn't notify nearby residents for 24 hours, and it failed to alert officials downstream quickly that the toxic water was coming. Any private firm that had done this would doubtless have been fined or otherwise penalized--by EPA. A recent water quality crisis in Flint, Michigan...
  • STUNNING: New statistics about Ted Cruz NOBODY will talk about

    02/05/2016 11:38:17 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 86 replies
    Allen West ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Michele Hickford
    I was listening to Mark Levin’s radio show last night during which he expressed his frustration with how the GOP has allowed itself to be mired in meaningless “scandals” at the expense of making a clear case for conservatism and addressing policy. I agree with him. It is absolutely unbelievable to me that despite having a very strong lineup of candidates, on tp of 8 years of disastrous progressive liberalism, we could be in danger of losing this nation to a SOCIALIST? While the media (even on our side) obsesses over tweets, there are critical issues we should be discussing....
  • The $1 Trillion Elephant in the Room

    02/05/2016 11:32:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Gretchen Hamel
    In the midst of the election circus and pageantry, it seems once again fiscal policy issues have taken a backseat. This might not matter if the issue were not of dire importance to Americans and their futures. But on the heels of the new Budget and Economic Outlook released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) last week, it has become all too clear that the fiscal issues our country faces are very real and must be dealt with. Every year, this non partisan analysis of our projected debt and deficit published doesn't mince words- the deficit only continues to get...
  • The More Republican Senators Hate Cruz the More America-Loving Voters Should Back Him

    02/05/2016 11:21:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Joy Overbeck
    There's a reason why nearly zero Republican Senators are rushing to the microphones to endorse Ted Cruz. Compared to his bold attempts to topple the president's middle-class-crushing, business-squashing, government-dependency-boosting, liberty-erasing imperialism, they look like the Lollipop Guild all obediently singing to Obama's tune. So they hate Ted Cruz. Americans want to know why they overwhelmingly voted to send Republicans to Congress to smash a presidency that nearly 67% oppose and they're furious that it seems nothing is ever done. Except by Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz led the fight against the Gang of Eight Bill that would have essentially handed amnesty...
  • Muslim Women: Obama's Slap in the Face

    02/05/2016 11:13:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Charlotte Hays
    "To Muslim women's rights activists fighting for equal access to mosques as part of a broader campaign for reform — from equal education for women and girls to freedom from so-called 'honor killings', the president's visit to a mosque that practices such blatant inequity represents a step backwards." That was from Asra Q. Nomani and Ify Okoye in the New York Times. They were referring to President Obama's visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore Wednesday, the first visit to a U.S. mosque he has made as president. Nomani and Okoye stood outside protesting the president's choice of venue. "While...
  • The Bill Ayers-Dinesh D'Souza Debate: Bill Ayers Still Teaching Revolution

    02/05/2016 10:48:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Mary Grabar
    The Bill Ayers-Dinesh D'Souza "showdown" on February 3, at the University of Michigan was billed as a debate about "American exceptionalism." It began with Bill Ayers giving his opening statement, "Every human being is of incalculable worth." The aging radical boldly displaying his "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt was repeating a line he used at the Association of Teacher Educators conference in 2013, in a 2009 Huffington Post column putting forth his radical colleague Linda Darling-Hammond as Secretary of Education, and ad nauseam in his talks and publications that fill up over 40 pages of a curriculum vitae. Black Lives did...
  • Border agent: 'We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether'

    02/05/2016 10:29:18 AM PST · by xzins · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 5, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    In a shocking reversal of policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being told to release illegal immigrants and no longer order them to appear at deportation hearings, essentially a license to stay in the United States, a key agent testified Thursday. What's more, the stand down order includes a requirement that the whereabouts of illegals released are not to be tracked. "We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether," suggested agent Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. Report: MS-13 foot soldiers use 'surge' to cross border, 'colonize new criminal territory' By Paul Bedard• February...
  • Cruz vs. Rubio

    02/05/2016 10:08:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    I have, since last September, written several times that I think the 2016 campaign comes down to a race between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The loss in Iowa after leading in the ten polls preceding the caucuses has taken the wind out of Donald Trump's sails. He is refusing to invest in New Hampshire and will not buy expansive data to micro-target voters. I suspect Christie, Bush, Kasich, and Fiorina fade. Ben Carson is already fading. Despite Carson's attacks on Ted Cruz over urging Carson supporters to stand with Cruz, the facts are that Ted Cruz's campaign relied on...
  • You Want Socialism? Look at the 10 Percent Jobless Rate in Europe

    02/05/2016 9:46:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Donald Lambro
    The legions of young voters who are flocking to Bernie Sanders' socialist banner is depressing. It is the latest manifestation of the dumbing down of the next generation of voters who really believe in the Vermont senator's dopey remedies for a persistently weak economy that barely grew in the last three months of 2015 by a 0.7 percent. "The U.S. economy slowed to a crawl," The Washington Post declared at the end of last month, "exposing new weaknesses in the nation's long and sluggish recovery." Sanders' ideological solution: get rid of the billionaires, all 536 of them, by taxing their...
  • The Planned Parenthood Videos and Ethical Zotting

    02/05/2016 9:43:06 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 22 replies
    5280 Denver ^ | 1/29/16 | Luc Hatlestad
    Journalism isn't rocket science. Nor is it law, medicine, or any other field that requires specific credentials to practice it. Many reporters have a journalism degree; some don't. All you really need to get into journalism is a strong sense of curiosity, decent writing skills (a few too many of us don't even have that), and a commitment to finding the truth.... Journalists "take an angle" on stories all the time, because we're human beings who have opinions or hunches about things, and because this profession pays us to have them. But there's a right way and a wrong way...
  • Doing the Honorable Thing in New Hampshire

    02/05/2016 9:19:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Linda Chavez
    New Hampshire may well be the end of the campaign trail for more GOP hopefuls, as Iowa was for Rand Paul, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee. All three ran largely positive campaigns and comported themselves with dignity and grace when they bowed out. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for some of those hanging on by a thread in New Hampshire. Chris Christie and Jeb Bush, in particular, have decided their best chance to stay in the race is to attack other candidates. Chris Christie seems to be reverting to form as a guy with a mean streak, something he...
  • Op-Ed: Memo to idiots cheering Bernie and Hillary

    02/05/2016 9:02:41 AM PST · by Lera · 62 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/5/16 | Jack Engelhard
    Communism sucks. Socialism does too. Ask the people who survived both systems. As Fidel came to power in 1959, how many Americans slid onto rafts to get into Cuba? Or took the last ship to Havana? I'll need actual names. Attention to all you college kids out there so starry-eyed for Bernie - are you serious? But you're young. Far and wide you've been educated by Liberal pro-BDS professors, so you're not expected to know too much except that the two most reliable beacons of tolerance and liberty, the United States and Israel, are on the wrong side of history....
  • Aspiring NJ Cop Finally Gets His Firearms Privileges Restored

    02/05/2016 9:05:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Gabriella Hoffman
    A small but important Second Amendment victory was handed to one aspiring cop in New Jersey last week.A former private security guard, Josey-Davis had his firearms privileges restored on January 29, 2016, after a being arrested in September 2013 and subsequently charged with a felony. Josey-Davis is one of many people whose lives have been adversely affected by draconian anti-gun laws in deep-blue states. His miraculous victory—which has been largely ignored by civil rights groups and the media—is a repudiation of gun control policies that criminalize legal gun owners like him. Then a private security guard, Josey-Davis was charged with...
  • We Join Ken Cuccinelli In Asking Rand Paul Supporters To Vote For Ted Cruz

    02/05/2016 8:44:01 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 31 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/5/2016 | CHQ Staff
    Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli has issued an appeal to Rand Paul supporters to vote for Ted Cruz now that Senator Paul is out of the race for president, and it is an appeal that we wholeheartedly endorse and invite our liberty-minded friends to accept. As Cuccinelli noted in a letter to Senator Paul’s supporters, “Rand has been the most passionate defender of civil liberties and personal privacy – not just in the U.S. Senate, but anywhere in government today.” Ted Cruz and Rand PaulWe agree. Cuccinelli went on to respectfully suggest that when it comes to protecting...
  • Seeking a Spark in New Hampshire

    02/05/2016 8:35:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Suzanne Fields
    Votes are stubborn little things. Votes have none of the sparkle and shine of campaign rhetoric. Votes don't soar; they sink in. Votes are precious to, and deeply felt by, the men and women who cast them, but the candidates stop catering to votes as soon as they're cast. Iowa is yesterday's news. When we look back where the tall corn grows, in the rear-view media mirror, we see Cinderella among the cinders. The postmortems on polling will embarrass some of the pollsters for a day or two, but they'll fall into the memory hole quickly. There's always next year....
  • Why is the natural born citizen requirement important?

    02/05/2016 8:15:25 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 87 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 05, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    A lot of sound and fury has been generated in the past month concerning the natural born citizenship requirement found in the Constitution as a requirement for holding the office of the presidency. The issue has been around since Obama's first run for that office, though it was largely ignored at the time by the media and the political establishment. More recently, Donald Trump stumbled (quite by accident, I presume) into actually mentioning the Constitution when he raised the issue with regard to his competitor for the nomination, Ted Cruz. Now, the purpose of this present essay is not to...
  • The GOP Did Good in Iowa

    02/05/2016 8:02:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Michael Reagan
    I don't know how the primaries will turn out in New Hampshire next week. But I was glad to see Republican voters in Iowa prick some of the air out of the Trump balloon Monday night and lift Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to the top of the GOP heap. All Iowans didn't get caught up in the Trump celebrity or go goofy for the Trump plane. A lot of them looked at the Donald's political substance -- and realized he didn't have any. Not in politics, anyway. Going forward, however, conservatives still have the same problem they've had for...
  • An Open Letter to Jeb Bush

    02/05/2016 6:55:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Mona Charen
    Dear Gov. Bush: There are many ways to express your love of country. One is to serve as president. In your case, that path seems closed. Since April, you spent the better part of $15 million in Iowa, yet you came sixth, winning just 2.8 percent of the vote and one delegate. At this rate, you'd need to spend $18,540,000,000 to win the nomination -- which is more than even Right to Rise can manage. There is no shame in losing, of course, and it's always possible that New Hampshire will shock the world by giving you a victory, but...
  • What voters know about Hillary Clinton: She's a crook

    02/05/2016 6:43:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    This has not been a good week for Hillary Clinton. She prevailed over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Iowa Democratic presidential caucuses by less than four tenths of one percent of all votes cast, after having led him in polls in Iowa at one time by 40 percentage points. In her statement to supporters, standing in front of her gaunt and listless looking husband, she was not able to mouth the word "victory" or any of its standard variants. She could barely hide her contempt for the Iowa Democrats who disserted her. Sanders isn't even a Democrat. According to official...
  • Clinton vs. Sanders: Hillary shows weakness but Bernie is no Barack Obama

    02/05/2016 6:35:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | William Whalen
    Imagine Hillary Clinton's relief, come Wednesday morning, when she no longer has to grovel before New Hampshire's famously prickly primary electorate. It means no credibility leapfrogging as in 2008 when, following a third-place humiliation in Iowa, she told a New Hampshire debate audience: "I'm running on 35 years of change." Or, on Thursday night in Durham, New Hampshire, with Clinton repeatedly invoking the Bin Laden raid - be it her hard work on behalf of President Obama -- or her hard work, post-Obama, on the speech circuit. About Thursday night's Democratic debate - the only time Hillary Clinton and Vermont...
  • Ted Cruz and the Body of Christ

    02/05/2016 6:31:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    There is a misplaced fear -- shared, I'm sad to say, by many on the right -- that Christian conservatives are zealots, theocrats and all-around bogeymen. Ever since the advent of the moral majority during the Reagan years, establishment Republicans have been leery and sometimes contemptuous of them. They resent having to deal with this block of "crazies," who always muck up the right-wing coalition with their annoying Jesus talk and their injection of social issues into the mix. If they'd just quit talking about abortion and same-sex marriage we could take this country by storm. Instead we hand the...
  • Conservatives Shouldn't Throw around 'Republican Obama' Label Lightly

    02/05/2016 6:21:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    "The Republican Obama." That's the new hot attack on Sen. Marco Rubio. Ted Cruz leveled the epithet at Rubio just days before the Iowa caucuses, which is a little ironic since Cruz has been called the same thing in the past. But the leader of the opposition to Rubio, at least when it comes to this line, is actually someone not in the race: Joe Scarborough, the normally affable host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Contrary to all evidence, Scarborough has denied he has an unhealthy obsession with his fellow Floridian. But given Scarborough's near-relentless denigration of Rubio, objective viewers might...
  • White Rapper Confesses 'White Privilege'

    02/05/2016 5:56:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    Macklemore is the stage name of a white rapper from Seattle named Ben Haggerty. He and his publicists are currently trying to convince the hip-hop press and the music media to notice the greatness of his new nine-minute song "White Privilege II." The entertainment industry's white self-flagellation has entered a new phase. Actually, this is a regular part of the Macklemore routine, presenting himself as a guilty white dude transgressing on black cultural territory. When he won a Grammy in 2014 for his hit "Thrift Shop," he sent a text message to black rapper Kendrick Lamar: "You got robbed. I...
  • Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Might Run for President Together

    02/05/2016 5:32:32 AM PST · by kidd · 19 replies
    The Street ^ | 02/05/16 - 07:53 AM EST | Emily Stewart
    ...MSNBC moderator Chuck Todd floated the idea near the end of the contest, asking the former secretary of state whether she would try to unite the party by picking the Vermont Senator as her vice president. "If I'm so fortunate as to be the nominee, the first person I will call to talk about where we go and how we get it done will be Senator Sanders," she said, though she clarified ahead of time that she didn't want to be too presumptuous in discussing VP choices. Sanders agreed that it was too early to call but echoed Clinton's sentiment...
  • Probing for Clues in the Iowa Caucus Numbers

    02/05/2016 5:06:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Now that the results of last Monday's Iowa caucuses are in, speculation naturally turns to next Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Will Donald Trump fail once again to receive the percentage he's getting in polls? Will Marco Rubio build on his close third-place Iowa finish to overshadow rivals Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, who have been rivaling him in New Hampshire polls? In a state where evangelical Protestants make up only 22 percent of primary voters, will Cruz fail to replicate what he got in Iowa (where 64 percent of GOP primary voters identify as evangelical Protestants)? Will Hillary...
  • Retirement Home Rumble: Sanders Proves Why He Shouldn't Be Commander-in-Chief,

    02/05/2016 5:00:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Vermont Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had one more retirement home rumble before New Hampshire residents flock to the polls Tuesday. In some areas, the two candidates showed great respect for one another, along with agreement on some policy issues. At other times, the gloves came off and things got a bit testy. NBC's Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow moderated the debate. Bernie Sanders opened by saying that millions are leaving political process because they know the economy is rigged. The top one percent is reaping the benefits, and there's a corrupt campaign finance...
  • A (Much) Better Year-Obama acting with urgency in his hostility to Israel, attachment to Islam

    02/05/2016 4:42:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 5, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    A (Much) Better Year Why Obama is acting with such urgency in his hostility to Israel and attachment to Islam. February 5, 2016 Caroline Glick On Wednesday the U.S. media interrupted its saturation coverage of the presidential primaries to report on President Barack Obama's visit to a mosque in Maryland. The visit was Obama's first public one to a mosque in the US since entering the White House seven years ago. The mosque Obama chose to visit demonstrated once again that his views of radical Islam are deeply problematic. Obama visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a mosque with...
  • When Advisers Hate Israel--The dark narrative in Hillary's emails.

    02/05/2016 4:39:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 5, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    When Advisers Hate Israel The dark narrative in Hillary's emails. February 5, 2016 Joseph Klein Hillary Clinton has tried to portray herself as a steadfast friend of Israel. "I have stood with Israel my entire career," she wrote in an article appearing last November in The Forward. "As president, I will continue this fight." She promised that she would "invite the Israeli prime minister to the White House in my first month in office." Hillary Clinton's steadfast support for the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran calls into question her stated "personal commitment" to "fighting for Israel." Peace and security...
  • On the 'Tikkun Olam' Fetish-Are Jews commanded to "repair the world" or to repair the Jews?

    02/05/2016 4:38:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-5-16 | Steven Plaut
    On the 'Tikkun Olam' Fetish Are Jews commanded to "repair the world" or to repair the Jews? February 5, 2016 Steven Plaut "The central mitzvah or commandment for our era is the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam. It is the defining mission of Jews to strive for the repair of the world by making society more just, fair, egalitarian, and sensitive. Judaism demands that we repair the world by striving for social justice. It is the mission of Jews in the Divine Plan for the universe to repair the world by repairing man, by improving and advancing mankind." The above...
  • Obama's 'Pay Gap' Lies

    02/05/2016 4:34:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-4-16 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama's 'Pay Gap' Lies When facts get never get in the way of the victim narrative. February 5, 2016 Matthew Vadum President Obama used the seventh anniversary of a law based on lies to push the Left's long-running lie that American employers discriminate against female employees. The Left perpetuates the cult of the victim because it needs clients. Independent, self-reliant, self-respecting women who succeed on their own don't need leftist social programs (and they're less likely to vote for Democrats). Sadly, the leftist lie that women earn less than men will probably never die because it is essential to...
  • ObamaCare Enrollment Fails To Make It Over Obama’s Drastically Lowered Bar

    02/05/2016 4:22:50 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/4/2016 | John Merline
    About 12.7 million people enrolled in ObamaCare plans this year, which is almost 9 million fewer than had once been expected and 1.4 million fewer than the upper boundary of its revised enrollment forecast. Nevertheless, Health and Human Services secretary Sylvia Burwell declared the year “a success” and claimed that enrollment “exceeded our expectations.”
  • Here’s Why Hillary Clinton’s Huge Goldman Sachs Speaker Fees Matter

    02/05/2016 3:58:03 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/4/2016 | Staff
    2016: In a party that thinks “Wall Street” is a dirty word, Hillary Clinton is trying to square her anti-capitalist rhetoric with the millions that she made giving speeches to Wall Street firms. Hypocrisy, thy name is Hillary.
  • CNN owes Ted Cruz an apology

    02/05/2016 2:46:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 111 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2016 | William Tate
    CNN's broadside of Ted Cruz is wrong. The network has denied that it bears any responsibility for Cruz's camp spreading rumors that Ben Carson might be quitting the presidential race. CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin even went so far as to call Cruz's explanation "BS" on the air. Yet the network's claim can be true only in the most deceptive - in other words, the most Clintonian - sense. Instead of what the meaning of the word is is, CNN is parsing what the word indicate means. Somewhat ironically, the network rests much of its case on tweets rather than on-air...
  • Ted Cruz's Appeal to Blue-Collar Voters

    02/03/2016 9:07:10 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 3, 2016 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    ... As has been widely reported, Donald Trump's appeal has mostly been to blue-collar voters, and he has risen to the top of the polls by blasting open-border immigration policies and the business-as-usual way of Republican-and American-politics. It is therefore striking that the Iowa entrance polling suggests that Trump lost among blue-collar voters (or, more specifically, among voters without college degrees) to Ted Cruz...
  • Learning about hunting and the morality of meat

    02/04/2016 6:23:42 PM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | February 3, 2016 | Addie Broyles
    Addie Broyles wanted to kill a deer -- not for sport, but so she could have a direct hand in the harvesting of meat that she would eat. AUSTIN, Texas -- A few weeks ago, I went to Castroville, Texas, to try to close the loop. To skip the euphemisms, I wanted to kill a deer -- not for sport, but so I could have a direct hand in the harvesting of meat that I would eat. After many years of increasing curiosity about hunting, I'd sweet-talked my way into a trip with Marvin Bendele, the director of Foodways Texas,...
  • Disqualifying: Clinton's Demand that Her Classified Emails Be Disclosed

    02/04/2016 3:48:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 4, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    With this week's caucus in Iowa, speculation finally has finally given way to actual voting results in the presidential campaign. That makes it as good a time as any to observe that the Clintons have done it again: They have so degraded our politics that criminality rather than unfitness for office appears to be the only potential disqualifier for Democrats. Sadly, we must say "potential" because we cannot be confident that even an indictment would cause Hillary Clinton's supporters to abandon her. They'd rather have the Oval Office run out of Leavenworth than have a Republican occupy it in Washington....
  • Why Did Obama Become a Christian? (0bama a Christian? Yeah Right NOT)

    02/04/2016 3:33:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, I have a question. Barack Obama, he goes into this radical mosque in Baltimore yesterday, he talks about how Islam has always been part of the fabric of America, and I stopped. I said, "Really?" I didn't know that. I didn't know that Islam had always been such a major, major part of America. But, anyway, he's constantly talking it up, is he not? President Obama is routinely defending it, talking it up, promoting it. He talks about how awesome Islam is all the time, one of the most beautiful sounds he's ever heard is the...
  • The Democrat Debate Drinking Game

    02/04/2016 3:22:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a Democrat debate tonight. There's a Republican debate on Saturday night. It just continues to intensify. A friend of mine sent me the following note with a great idea for a drinking game tonight during the Democrat debate, and here it is: "Every time Crazy Bernie or Hillary Clinton mention a new free government program," which is the contest they are having, who can come up with the most free stuff. Bernie... Wait 'til you hear this sound bite. I've gotta get to this today. Bernie gets a question from a guy upset that Bernie's gonna...
  • Jimmy Carter: I Prefer Trump Over Cruz

    02/04/2016 2:40:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jimmy Carter. Grab sound bite number 26. This is yesterday in London in Parliament, Jimmy Carter addressing the House of aristocrats (i.e., the House of Lords). CARTER: If I had a choice of Republican nominees -- RUSH: You do. CARTER: -- let's just say, for instance, between Cruz and Trump -- I think I would choose Trump, which may surprise some of you. But the reason is that Trump has proven already that he's completely malleable. I don't think he has any fixed opinions that he would really go to the White House and fight for. On...