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  • Here’s Every 2016 GOP Candidate’s Response To The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling — And There’s A Divide

    07/01/2015 8:25:06 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | 6/26/2015 | Kyle Blaine
    Jeb Bush said he believed that the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make a decision on marriage, adding that it is “crucial that as a country we protect religious freedom and the right of conscience and also not discriminate.” “Guided by my faith, I believe in traditional marriage. I believe the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make this decision. I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, including those making lifetime commitments. In a country as diverse as ours, good people who have opposing views should be able to live...
  • Why Donald Trump is Our Maverick Candidate

    06/30/2015 6:03:47 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 66 replies
    Pravda ^ | June 29, 2015 | Nicolas Bonnal
    Two years ago, I was writing here that America needed her populist candidate in order to challenge Mother Monster Clinton or Bush the 3rd. America cannot get rid of Bush or Clinton, it is becoming like an indecent tragic-comedy. Trump's got sense and sensibility too. He has not sold his soul to a Sheldon Adelson for instance, and he really likes his country - or what is left of it. Let us recap the advantages of his candidacy:
  • State Employees Are Having A Hard Time Explaining Scott Walker’s New Voting Restrictions

    06/29/2015 1:00:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    United Steel Workers ^ | June 29, 2015 | Alice Ollstein
    When Hillary Clinton issued a sweeping call for expanding and protecting voting rights, and called out Wisconsin and other states for passing discriminatory laws, Governor Scott Walker responded by blasting her views as “extreme” and “far outside the mainstream.” He defended his own record of cutting early voting days and implementing a strict voter ID law, saying these changes “make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.” But at a workshop held in Milwaukee in early June, state government employees struggled to explain the byzantine voting restrictions to a crowd of poll workers and community activists. Under Wisconsin’s voter...
  • Ted Cruz: Retention Elections (Description)

    06/28/2015 6:50:00 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 3 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | BallotPedia
    Typically, judges and justices in states with retention elections are retained with anywhere from 60-80% of the vote. However, retention elections are sometimes used as opportunities to remove from office judges who have made unpopular rulings.[3] For example, in Iowa's 2010 retention election, David Baker, Marsha Ternus and Michael Streit, three Iowa Supreme Court justices, were denied retention by slim margins because of the court's unpopular decision to legalize gay marriage.[4]
  • Victory in 2016. The left may well regret this week (vanity)

    06/26/2015 8:10:10 AM PDT · by Signalman · 187 replies
    Sefl | 6/26/2015 | Self
    I think there is a distinct possibility that these two disastrous rulings by the USSC may have finally woken up the sleeping Silent Majority. The libs are dancing in the streets now but in Nov. 2016, they may be regret getting what they wished for. The fact is that most blacks and Latinos are against gay marriage. I think the Dems are in for a major defeat in 2016, on all fronts. Maybe I'm being optimistic. But I don't think so.
  • 5 faith facts about Bobby Jindal: an ‘evangelical Catholic’

    06/25/2015 2:50:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    RNS ^ | June 24, 2015 | David Gibson
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal addresses a legislative luncheon held as part of the “Road to Majority” conference in Washington on June 19, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Carlos Barria*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-JINDAL-FAITH, originally transmitted on June 24, 2015.  This image is available for web and print publication. For questions, contact Sally Morrow. (RNS) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (June 24) became the latest Republican to throw his hat into the presidential ring — and in this case, “last” may also mean “least.” Jindal, 44, is currently bringing up the rear in the polls among...
  • First on CNN: Lindsey Graham to call for the Confederate Flag to come down.

    06/22/2015 11:07:29 AM PDT · by ripnbang · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2015 | Dana Bash
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham will call Monday for the removal of the confederate flag from state grounds, a source familiar with the decision told CNN. Graham, a 2016 presidential candidate, will make his announcement during a press conference with South Carolina's Republican governor, Nikki Haley, at 4 p.m. Monday.
  • Huckabee: Gay Marriage Could Criminalize Christianity

    06/19/2015 6:55:01 PM PDT · by Sola Veritas · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2015 | Tom Starnes
    The legalization of same-sex marriage would be a “very dangerous place” for America to go and could lead to civil disobedience, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee warns. I have received an exclusive copy of a letter the Republican presidential candidate is sending to conservative leaders and pro-family activists around the nation. Click here to join Todd on Facebook for conservative conversations! In that letter, which you can read here, he vows to “fight to defend religious liberty at all costs.” “I refuse to sit silently as politically driven interest groups threaten the foundation of religious liberty, criminalize Christianity, and demand...
  • 2016 Election... Trump vs. Clinton who do you think wins?

    06/19/2015 3:44:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    I'm wondering what Freepers think if the 2016 election turns out to be Trump vs. Clinton. In my view Trump easily wins. What is your opinion in this hypothetical scenario?
  • Why Rubio could be Clinton's toughest opponent

    06/19/2015 5:17:26 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 15 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 17 | peter lucas
    Hillary Clinton and her progressive supporters are right to fear the rising presidential candidacy of Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. That is why the once prestigious New York Times has attempted to come to her rescue by thrashing Rubio in two highly questionable front-page stories. One dealt with traffic tickets (Rubio got four in 17 years, his wife got 13) and the other is his personal finances, including an $80,000 boat, student loans and the mortgage on his home, a house that would fit in the garage of the Clinton mansion in Chappaqua, N.Y
  • Cohen: Rising GOP star Scott Walker makes case he’ll right the ship

    06/18/2015 5:17:25 PM PDT · by Adriana Cohen News · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/18/2015 | Adriana Cohen
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has what it takes to lead this country in the right direction as president of the United States. In an interview with me last night — my first ever chat with him — Walker made a convincing case that he will fight to restore the American Dream for all, if he decides to throw his hat in the ring. Walker seems to mean what he says and say what he means, especially about Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. “People on the left, including Clinton, want to pit one American against another,” he told me. “Americans don’t want...
  • One America News Network Poll Shows Senator Ted Cruz Leading.

    06/18/2015 8:31:55 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 15 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | June 18, 2016 | One America News Network
    The results show strong numbers for Senator Ted Cruz, the first GOP candidate to announce, leading the pack just breaking the 30% mark at 30.4%. Senator Rand Paul comes in second with a strong 24.2% showing. Governor Scott Walker rounds out the top three with 9.6%. Rounding out the top five are Dr. Ben Carson at 6.6% and Senator Marco Rubio at 6.1% running neck and neck. Governor Jeb Bush just missed finishing in the top five, with a sixth place finish at 2.5%. Carly Fiorina is on the heels of Governor Bush, trailing by only 0.4% with a seventh...
  • Rand Paul to Obama: Finish TPP Trade Deal

    06/17/2015 9:39:51 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 16 replies
    The Dplomat ^ | October 28, 2014 | Zachary Keck
    RAND PAUL WAS PUSHING OBAMA ON TPP 6 MONTHS AGO, FORGET ABOUT TPA! (With video)
  • Radio's Hugh Hewitt: Ted Cruz Is The Republican Frontrunner For 2016

    06/17/2015 4:20:48 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 69 replies
    Huffington Live Interview ^ | June 17, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    Hugh's advice to Hillary: turn down any debate with Ted Cruz, he will whip the floor with you.
  • Is Jeb Bush 'unelectable' because he gave Hillary Clinton an award?

    06/17/2015 11:32:51 AM PDT · by libstripper · 45 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Peter Grier
    The conservative group ForAmerica suggested that a Clinton campaign could use footage of Bush thanking Clinton 'to blunt any criticism that Bush levels against her.' Jeb Bush once handed Hillary Rodham Clinton an award for “public service.” Does this disqualify him from the 2016 Republican presidential race? At least one influential conservative group thinks it does. ForAmerica, an organization founded by the veteran Washington rightward figure L. Brent Bozell, released an ad-like video Wednesday attacking Mr. Bush as “unelectable” due to his presence onstage with the likely Democratic nominee at a Philadelphia ceremony about 18 months ago.
  • Sarah Palin added 2 new photos

    06/17/2015 8:12:42 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 33 replies
    Facebook (Sarah Palin's Page) ^ | June 17, 2015 | Sarah Palin
    @realDonaldTrump - Mr. Trump should know he's doing something right when the malcontents go ballistic in the press! There is no denying Donald J. Trump's accomplishments and drive to create opportunity for every willing American to succeed. His own success is testament to the job-creating achievements made possible when one applies the courageous and tenacious pro-private sector precepts we need to fire up the economy. Trump joins a competitive field of GOP candidates that will duke it out in the arena of ideas and track records, a field representing diverse achievements. This, in contrast with the pro-big government party's practice...
  • Is It Just Me or Does Hillary Talk Like a Robot

    06/15/2015 8:59:34 AM PDT · by libstripper · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | June13, 2015 | Fred Schwarz
    Seriously, she does. Not only does she pronounce the word “a” slowly and distinctly, like it’s the answer to a multiple-choice question, without linking it to the words before or after, and not only does she sometimes put little pauses between each word (“it’s . . . America’s . . . basic . . . bargain”) or in inappropriate spots (“it’s the same old . . . song”), but she often puts odd stresses on words, seemingly at random: “too many of our kids never learn as they should”; “we see far more opportunities than threats”; “fight back against those...
  • Bernie Sanders Is Building an Army to Take D.C.

    06/15/2015 8:23:20 AM PDT · by libstripper · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 15, 2015 | Eleanaor Clift
    It’ll take an army to change Washington, says the insurgent senator—and with the crowds he’s been drawing, he just might be building one. Bernie Sanders is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore. That’s why he's running for president. He’s filled with righteous anger about a lot of things, and lots of people agree with him. Close to a thousand people turned out to see him in New Hampshire; 750 in Iowa, one of the largest crowds for any of the candidates. He’s “bulking up” now in terms of his campaign staff and he’s doing pretty...
  • The Art of Voter Amnesia: What's an ID?

    06/13/2015 12:24:00 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 9 replies
    Self | 6/13/15 | Me
    Democrats never say they are committed to stopping voter fraud, merely that they're dedicated to "everyone" voting. This smug admission tells you everything you need to know, or in other words, nothing you didn't already suspect. The truth is Voter ID doesn't discriminate against or disenfranchise anyone. How can it when everyone is held to same standard of accountability? If you can't even verify your identity, validate and protect the authenticity of your vote, how are you a victim of anything other than your own ignorance and apathy? People have TWO YEARS in-between elections to get a damn photo ID;...
  • West New York mayor accepted $250K in bribes in medical kickback scheme (DEMOCRAT)

    06/10/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | June 10, 2015 | Christopher Baxter
    West New York mayor accepted $250K in bribes in medical kickback scheme West New York Mayor Felix Roque was indicted Tuesday on charges he accepted approximately $250,000 in bribes in return for referring patients to a medical imaging company, state authorities said. Christopher Baxter updated June 10, 2015 at 7:06 AM TRENTON — The mayor of West New York, Felix Roque, was indicted Tuesday for accepting approximately $250,000 in bribes in return for referring patients to a medical imaging company whose owner has admitted running a massive kickback scheme, state authorities said. From 2007 to 2012, Roque, 59, a Democrat...
  • “If you live by the pen, you die by the pen”

    06/10/2015 5:38:52 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/10/15 | James Hohmann
    Ted Cruz would spend his first day in office trying to undo some of Barack Obama’s biggest achievements via executive order. In a wide-ranging interview about how he’d spend his first 100 days as president if he won, the Texas GOP senator pledged to roll back more than just the president’s controversial orders related to immigration. “If you live by the pen, you die by the pen,” Cruz said by phone Tuesday, as he traveled from Dallas to an afternoon tour of the Southern border. “Everything put in place by executive order can be undone by executive order.”
  • Hillary’s plans to stuff the ballot box

    06/09/2015 10:52:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 06/08/15 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Phyllis Schlafly spotlights devious plan to capture even more illegal-alien votes She apparently decided it won’t be enough to rely on the 66 million people who voted twice for Barack Obama, many of whom are disillusioned by the failure of “hope and change.” Obama promised an end to wars in the Middle East, a more prosperous economy for the average American and more harmonious race relations, but all three problems have only gotten worse. Since Hillary won’t have the youthful exuberance that propelled Obama to his unlikely double victory, she plans to build a whole new electorate out of people...
  • Is Ben Carson’s campaign imploding?

    06/07/2015 6:42:38 AM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Hot Avir ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Having watched more than a few of these campaigns unfold, I would venture to say that when you see a presidential primary team abandoning ship it’s usually because the campaign is beginning to look like a lost cause and the staff is still hoping to catch on with somebody who has a better chance. But that’s not the case with Ben Carson’s bid. The poll of polls still has the popular neurosurgeon within two points of Bush, Walker and Rubio and the freshest Fox News survey has him in a statistical tie for the lead. That’s what makes the latest...
  • Why are the moderators deleting Walker threads?

    this forum is becoming a mouthpiece for cruz.
  • Obama Pays Parking Tickets 17 Years Late (Oldie but a goodie because of the Rubio flap)

    06/05/2015 4:20:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2007 | AP???
    BOSTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama got more than an education when he attended Harvard Law School in the late 1980s. He also got a healthy stack of parking tickets, most of which he never paid. The Illinois Senator shelled out $375 in January _ two weeks before he officially launched his presidential campaign _ to finally pay for 15 outstanding parking tickets and their associated late fees. The story was first reported Wednesday by The Somerville News. Obama received 17 parking tickets in Cambridge between 1988 and 1991, mostly for parking in a bus stop, parking without a...
  • George W. Bush outpolls Barack Obama

    06/03/2015 7:45:49 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 25 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 6/3/2015 | Nick Gass
    Americans now have a more favorable view of former President George W. Bush than they do of President Barack Obama. It is the first time in more than a decade that Americans have expressed a favorable view of Bush, at least according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday. Bush is seen in a favorable light by 52 percent of those surveyed, compared with 43 percent who still view the 43rd president unfavorably. Americans are split on Obama, with 49 percent responding favorably and unfavorably.
  • Poll: New speed bumps for Clinton

    06/02/2015 4:04:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Washington (CNN)More people have an unfavorable view of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton now than at any time since 2001, according to a new CNN/ORC poll on the 2016 race. While Clinton remains strikingly dominant in the Democratic field, the poll shows that her numbers have dropped significantly across several key indicators since she launched her campaign in April. A growing number of people say she is not honest and trustworthy (57%, up from 49% in March), less than half feel she cares about people like them (47%, down from 53% last July) and more now feel she does not inspire...
  • Turkey’s Game-Changing Election

    05/31/2015 11:34:55 PM PDT · by Rabin · 26 replies
    Carnegi Eeurope ^ | MAY 29, 2015 | Marc Pierini, Sinan Ülgen
    Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP). For the first time, is running as a political party instead of independent candidates. The ruling Party (AKP), has won every single election—presidential, legislative, and municipal—without serious opposition since first coming to power in 2002, is looking to introduce an executive presidency. After serving three terms as prime minister, the AKP’s charismatic leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, became the country’s first directly elected president by winning 51.8 percent of the popular vote in August 2014.
  • Occupy Wall Street organizers out to “swing” Canadian election

    05/27/2015 5:53:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/27/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Adbusters magazine—the flagship of the Canadian non-profit Adbusters Media Foundation that spawned Occupy Wall Street (OWS)—is out to take down Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government in October elections. The magazine that calls all restless millennials to arms in a revival of 1960-styled protests for ultimate Marxist takeover—is printed in the United States. The message of its 100,000 international circulation, found mostly in corner convenience stores like 7-Eleven is a clarion call to Marxism: “Let the Global Revolution Begin”, “Cultural Revolution is Our Business”. Adbusters lure to disaffected youth of the day is the raunchy: “Having fun, Kicking #”. (Canada Free Press,...
  • Walker: We’d Be Sending in Navy to Stop Illegals if They Were Swarming Our Sea Ports..

    05/26/2015 11:40:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 26, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Exclusive — Walker: We’d Be Sending in Navy to Stop Illegals if They Were Swarming Our Sea Ports Like They Do Southern Border [SNIP] ".........Since former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush—one of amnesty’s biggest proponents—has now backed off his previous support for citizenship for illegal aliens (he wants to give them amnesty via legal status), that means Rubio is the only candidate who still stands with the AFL-CIO and their brothers in the Chamber of Commerce wanting to give illegal aliens full blown American citizenship. That means Walker, the anti-special interest union battler, has an even better opportunity to fight Rubio—who’s...
  • Remember when Jim Bob Duggar said incest should be punishable by death?

    05/26/2015 7:39:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 86 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 26 May 2015 | Scott Sutton
    After last week’s shocking admission that he’d molested his sisters as a teenager, former “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar has put his parents in quite a pickle. While Josh has (deservedly) received plenty of backlash from his admission, his parents have also come under heavy scrutiny for how they have handled the situation. ..... However, it’s worth noting where Jim Bob, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2002, actually stands on the issue of incest and rape — or at least what he told the public while he was running for office. According to Gawker, who...
  • Supreme Court to Weigh Meaning of ‘One Person One Vote’

    05/26/2015 2:55:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 May 2015 | Adam Liptak
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a case that will answer a long-contested question about a bedrock principle of the American political system: the meaning of “one person one vote.” The court has never resolved whether that means that voting districts should have the same number of people, or the same number of eligible voters. The difference matters in places with large numbers of people who cannot vote legally, including immigrants who are here legally but are not citizens; unauthorized immigrants; children; and prisoners. The new case, Evenwel v. Abbott, No. 14-940, is a challenge to voting districts...
  • 'The Great War of Our Time'

    05/22/2015 8:46:09 PM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    hughhewitt.com ^ | 5/17/20215 | hugh hewitt
    Hewitt: As a professional matter, do you believe that at least one or perhaps many foreign intelligence servers, services have everything that went to and from that server? Morell: So I think that foreign intelligence services, the good ones, the good ones, have everything on any unclassified network that the government uses, whether it's a private server or a public one. They're that good. Hewitt: So that's a yes? Morell: Yup. I did not expect such bluntness from so high ranking a former official, but this is exactly the same answer I have received off the record from four other...
  • Lenny Curry elected Jacksonville's next mayor (R beats D incumbent)

    05/19/2015 11:17:46 PM PDT · by Impy · 16 replies
    NewsJax.com ^ | 5-19-15 | Scott Johnson and Vic Micolucci
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After a long, expensive and sometimes bruising, Jacksonville voters elected a new mayor on Tuesday. When the first early votes and absentee votes were reported just after 7 p.m., Republican Lenny Curry had a 1 percent lead over incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown. Two hours later, with 98 percent of the 200,000 votes counted, that lead was only slightly larger, but enough to declare victory. After thanking his family, his volunteers, his donors and the Republican Party of Florida, Curry turned to the future.
  • British Election: Repercussions for America

    05/14/2015 11:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | John Browne
    The British General Election, on May 7th, was an epic in two respects. First, in spite of polls forecasting a hung parliament, David Cameron's Conservative Party was given unexpectedly large support, winning 331 seats, or 51 % for an overall majority of four, and showing once again the failure of left wing parties to make traction in Europe. Second, Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish Nationalists Party (SNP) swept the Labour Party aside in Scotland to achieve an unexpected landslide and rekindle Scottish pressure for independence and, with it, a threat to the continued cohesion of the United Kingdom. Likely there will be...
  • GOP poll: Clinton losing in battlegrounds

    05/14/2015 6:00:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Hillary Clinton trails a generic Republican presidential candidate by double-digits among voters in six key battleground states, according to a new poll from the GOP firm Vox Populi. The survey, conducted on behalf of the conservative super-PAC American Crossroads, found an unnamed GOP candidate taking 51 percent support among voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia. Clinton takes only 41 percent support among voters in those states, according to the poll. The survey found Clinton’s favorability rating deep underwater, with 40 percent having a positive view of the former secretary of State against 53 percent who said they...
  • Fraud probe in Nigel Farage-contested Thanet South seat (UKIP)

    05/13/2015 9:23:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5-13-2015 | BBC News
    Kent Police are making inquiries into a report of electoral fraud in the Thanet South seat, contested in the general election by Nigel Farage. The UKIP leader failed to win the seat, losing out to Conservative candidate Craig Mackinlay. Mr Farage secured 16,026 votes, with Mr Mackinlay achieving 18,838. A spokeswoman for Kent Police said "inquires were ongoing" and the force could not say any more at this stage. 'Postal vote problems' The result was not declared at the count at Margate's Winter Gardens until about 10.35 GMT on Friday, hours later than expected. BBC reporters were told by officials...
  • None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through 1st round

    05/11/2015 7:03:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 9, 2015
    None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through first round: officials BY Rachelle Blidner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, May 9, 2015, 5:24 PM The first-ever female soldiers allowed to train to be Army Rangers did not make it through the first round of the course, officials said Friday. Eight women and 101 men who made it through the first tests of the 20-day Crawl Phase will have to try again to pass the last few at one of the toughest soldier training schools, officials said.
  • South Carolina Freedom Summit

    05/09/2015 8:29:25 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 1 replies
    Greenville South Carolina Freedom Summit ^ | May 9, 2015 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    This is a streaming video http://www.scfreedomsummit.com
  • Inquiry to examine (UK) Election Polls Major Failure

    05/08/2015 8:21:54 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Newstalk ^ | 5-8-2015 | Newstalk
    Polls had the race neck and neck until the last moment An independent inquiry is to be carried out into the accuracy of election polls after underestimates of the Conservatives' lead over Labour. Predictions of a neck-and-neck race, a near-balanced parliament, and a potential constitutional crisis following the General Election put forward by all major pollsters during the campaign were proved drastically wrong. In the end, David Cameron's party secured an overall majority, something even the exit poll of 22,000 voters at 141 polling stations did not detect. The British Polling Council (BPC), which acts as the association for opinion...
  • British Prime Minister Cameron's Conservatives on track for absolute majority (Landslide)

    05/08/2015 4:27:23 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 8, 2015
    David Cameron's second term as British Prime Minister was confirmed Friday after his Conservative Party won enough seats to form a working majority in the 650-member House of Commons. Shortly before noon Friday, London time, the Conservatives, or Tories, had won 324 seats to 229 It would be the first time the Conservatives had won a parliamentary majority since 1992. Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister to win re-election since Margaret Thatcher.
  • General Election 2015: Voters Decide [UK Election Night]

    05/07/2015 1:09:16 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 155 replies
    :: Follow the election results live on skynews.com, our mobile apps and on Sky News TV from 10pm. Voters are going to the polls across the country to decide who will form the next government. Polling stations opened at 7am and close at 10pm in the United Kingdom's 650 constituencies.
  • 9th Circuit Court's Democratic Campaign Contribution

    05/07/2015 3:09:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/7/15 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a gift to the Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate campaign, allowing Ms. Harris to collect confidential taxpayer information about donors to charities and nonprofit advocacy organizations, all without probable cause and a warrant. The leftwing Harris is currently California’s Attorney General, and is touted by some as “the next Barack Obama.” She also is the state’s top charity regulator. The court said she may collect names of top donors to all charities and nonprofit advocacy organizations for “law enforcement” reasons even without a hint of lawbreaking. This will undoubtedly intimidate nonprofit critics...
  • A Tale Of Two Pollsters

    05/06/2015 11:43:05 AM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 4 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Wed, May 6 2015 | Rasmussen Reports
    Rasmussen Reports finds that when you survey Likely U.S. Voters: -- 63% think it’s likely some actions Clinton took as secretary of State were influenced by donations made to the Clinton Foundation, including 42% who say it’s Very Likely. -- 51% do not trust Clinton. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say they do trust the former first lady, but another 13% are undecided. -- 52% now believe Clinton’s use of a private, non-government e-mail provider for issues at the highest levels of the U.S. government raises serious national security concerns, up slightly from 49% in early March. -- 45% now say Clinton...
  • Iain Duncan Smith: Voting for Ukip and Nigel Farage is like writing Britain's 'suicide note'

    05/05/2015 9:59:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 5-4-2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    Voting for UKIP is like writing a “suicide note” which will “not be forgiven” if it denies Britain the chance to vote on whether to remain a member of the EU, Iain Duncan Smith warns today. In a heartfelt intervention just 48 hours before polling day, the former Conservative leader urges those considering voting UKIP not to jeopardise a decades-long campaign he has waged to change Britain’s relationship with Brussels. • Latest election polls for May 5 The Work and Pensions Secretary describes a vote for Ukip as “unfathomable” as it risks allowing a weak minority Labour government – backed...
  • Campaign Canards: Don't fall for these electoral fallacies

    04/30/2015 7:10:18 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 16 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | April 30, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Campaign Canards: Don’t fall for these electoral fallacies by Daniel Clark Now that candidates are officially entering the 2016 race, it’s only a matter of time before political pundits and historians start regurgitating every factoid, tidbit and dose of conventional wisdom there’s ever been about presidential campaigns. Unfortunately, most of them will be wrong. In particular, here are some of the most stubborn electoral fallacies that we can expect to hear repeated over the next 18 months: * The New Hampshire primary results are very important. – From a fundraising standpoint, there may be some truth to that, but the...
  • Presidential Contenders Tell a Tale of Two Catholic Churches

    04/30/2015 2:04:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 30, 2015 | FR DWIGHT LONGENECKER
    As the race for the White House gears up, all eyes are on the presidential contenders, and there has never been a larger crop of Catholics either already in the race, or waiting in the wings. If anyone wants to get a glimpse into the contemporary Catholic Church in the United States, the range of Catholic politicians reflects the amazingly diverse and difficult variety of American Catholics.   The “conservative Catholics” are best represented by Senator Rick Santorum. A life-long Catholic, Santorum became more serious about his faith after marrying. Now a daily mass attendee, Rick Santorum has put...
  • Analysis: Who’s afraid of absentee balloting in Israel?

    04/30/2015 12:23:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/30/2015 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Dozens of countries around the world have allowed their citizens who happen to be abroad on Election Day to vote by absentee for decades. Practically speaking, absentee balloting is more necessary in a country like Israel, where elections are set three months in advance, than in the United States, where Americans know their presidential races will be held every four years in November. So why is absentee balloting for Israelis such a controversial issue, and why have governments promised it for years and never delivered? To answer the first question, it is important to understand the ethos of Israeli society....
  • Ted Cruz's Path From George W. Bush Adviser to Immigration Reform Opponent

    04/30/2015 10:18:52 AM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 43 replies
    national journal ^ | May 23, 2013 | Beth Reinhard
    May 23, 2013 In 2000, Ted Cruz was known as a Texas-raised, Harvard-trained domestic policy adviser to the George W. Bush campaign. Bush was a two-term governor from a border state who was determined to fix what he saw as a broken, inhumane immigration system. Cruz helped craft the campaign’s immigration policy, which called for speeding up the application process, increasing the number of work visas, and allowing the relatives of permanent residents to visit the U.S. while their applicants were pending. “Family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande,” Bush used to say. Bush, a self-described “compassionate conservative,” went...
  • Hillary Clinton the Republican

    04/30/2015 6:56:05 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 21 replies
    vanity | 4/30/2015 | self
    Hillary Rodham (Clinton) was a Republican before she became a hard leftist Democrat. In 1965 she became president of the Wellesley Young Republicans at Wellesley College. She supported the campaigns of African-American Republican Senator Edward Brooke, and the then Republican Mayor of New York John Lindsay. She considered herself a "conservative and a heart liberal". Her 2008 view was that illegal immigrants should NOT have the right to obtain driver's licenses. Hillary said only last year that same-sex marriage should be a state-by-state fight.