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  • John Boehner: ‘Very Few’ Republicans Will Oppose Me

    09/30/2014 10:49:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 10:27 PM | Cathy Burke
    House Speaker John Boehner says he isn’t worried about a conservative revolt that could oust him from his leadership post—asserting there’ll be “very few” votes against him when he seeks a third term in January. And he also dismissed suggestions his leadership team would strip committee assignments from GOP lawmakers who vote against him, telling USA Today Tuesday: “I just don’t think it’s necessary.” Boehner’s optimism may be whistling in the wind, The Hill reports. The news site last week reported frustration with Boehner’s leadership style was triggering talk among some House Republicans about ways to replace him, including Arizona...
  • Conservatives Need be Wary of Democrat Ground Game

    09/30/2014 12:42:38 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 27 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 30, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In an election climate in which issues favor Republicans and polls indicate a potential GOP landslide, conservatives need still be wary of Democrat skullduggery and its impressive ground game. The trend of 21st century politics shows that issues and national sentiment have taken a back seat to get-out-the-vote efforts, particularly given Democratic Party reliance on voting constituencies that pay far less attention to the issues and are less up to date on news and current events. Despite having a solid advantage on the issues, the Republican Party risks seeing its hopes for November glory washed away by busloads of Democrats "useful idiots"...
  • The undoing of the Iraq and Syria revisionists

    09/30/2014 10:45:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 30, 2014 | BY JENNIFER RUBIN
    If President Obama and his spinners won’t accept conservatives’ take on the failures and missteps leading up to the Islamic State and the region-wide chaos in the Middle East, maybe they will believe the New York Times. Strangely enough, it confirms the facts and arguments conservative critics have been making for years now. What is also evident is that President Obama picked on the wrong people; the intelligence community is striking back by going to the media with chapter and verse of the president’s dereliction. The report substantiates eight key points: 1. Leaving Iraq with no troops was a disaster....
  • President Obama's Goal Of Closing Guantanamo Bay Prison Stalled At The Pentagon

    09/30/2014 5:58:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | September 30, 2014 | By NEDRA PICKLER
    The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects. Obama has said Guantanamo's continued operation hurts U.S. standing overseas and is a recruitment tool for terrorists. "The president would absolutely like to see more progress in our efforts to close Guantanamo," Obama counter terrorism adviser Lisa Monaco said. "He wants it closed. He's pushing his own team very hard, raising it...
  • Why is the Chamber Endorsing Democrats?

    09/28/2014 3:57:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | September 28, 2014 | Easton Randall
    Most businesses offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on their goods or services. We have heard about it all time, most of us even taken advantage of this offer from time to time. In light of this, it would be interesting to ask whether the U.S. Chamber of Commerce offers the same level of guarantee to their members that the rest of us get from them. Because if they do, it is about time their members start asking for their money back. Members of the Chamber join because they need a voice in Washington to fight against the federal intrusion we...
  • Cruz: Not Sorry I Spoke Up for Israel

    09/25/2014 9:27:32 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he's not sorry he spoke out in favor of Israel and the Jewish people at a Sept. 10 conference where he was shouted down and forced to leave the stage, the Washington Free Beacon reported. He said he felt it important to honor his commitment to speak, especially about the plight of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, even as he was met with boos as he went after Hezbollah and Syrian President Bashar al- Assad. “Look, I anticipated that there were one or two radical speakers who I didn’t expect would be happy with...
  • Senate Democrats Block Ted Cruz Bill Revoking U.S. Citizenship of Terrorists

    09/27/2014 5:36:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday ripped U.S. Senate Democrats for blocking his bill that would revoke the U.S. citizenship of those who join the ISIS terrorist organization, noting that they are abandoning something Hillary Clinton supported when she was Secretary of State. The Democrats blocked Cruz’s bill on Thursday, a bill that would revoke citizenship from Americans who join ISIS. Cruz’s bill is very similar to one that then Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)—who is now running in New Hampshire against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)—and then Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) offered a couple of years ago.“As then-Secretary of State Hillary...
  • Sarah Palin urges conservatives to rally around Pat Roberts

    09/25/2014 11:33:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 140 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 25, 2014 | By MICHAEL A. MEMOLI
    When Pat Roberts faced a conservative primary challenge this summer, he did what most Republican senators have learned to do: turn hard right. Now, facing an unexpectedly strong independent challenge, Roberts is doubling down. On Thursday, the three-term Kansas senator turned to tea party darling Sarah Palin to rally voters behind his flagging campaign. The former Alaska governor praised Roberts for standing with Sen. Ted Cruz a year ago during his marathon floor speech against President Obama's healthcare law, which preceded a strategy that resulted in a government shutdown. "He [was] one of the few senators fulfilling campaign promises, doing...
  • Federal Court: Walker Campaign Probe a State Issue

    09/25/2014 6:31:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 25, 2014 | By SCOTT BAUER
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday removed one barrier to restarting an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups, a legal setback for the Republican who is locked in a tough re-election campaign. The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that halted the probe, but the judges found state courts are the proper venue to resolve legal issues with the case. Despite the ruling, the investigation won't resume immediately because the state judge overseeing it also effectively stopped it in January...
  • McCulloch: Grand jury in Brown case might finish in October

    09/24/2014 1:53:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | September 24, 2014 | by Diana Barr
    The grand jury considering a possible indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in last month’s shooting death of Michael Brown could finish its work by late October or early November but could go “possibly a little longer,” according to St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch. McCulloch made the comments Wednesday morning on KTRS-AM. He said he was appearing on the radio station to address some of the misinformation surrounding the grand jury process.
  • Islamic fighters advance in Syria despite U.S. strikes

    09/24/2014 12:24:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2014 | BY KINDA MAKIEH AND JONNY HOGG
    U.S. planes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria for a second day on Wednesday, but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area where fleeing refugees told of villages burnt and captives beheaded. "Those air strikes are not important. We need soldiers on the ground," said Hamed, a refugee who fled into Turkey from the Islamic State advance. Mazlum Bergaden, a teacher from Kobani who crossed the border on Wednesday with his family, said two of his brothers had been taken captive by Islamic State fighters. "The situation is very bad. After they kill people, they...
  • Poll: Florida governor race a toss-up

    09/24/2014 8:11:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/24/2014 | By STEVEN SHEPARD
    The Florida governor’s race — on pace to be 2014’s most expensive, grueling campaign — is a dead heat with six weeks until Election Day, according to a new poll out Wednesday. Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are neck-and-neck in the new Quinnipiac University poll. Scott is at 44 percent among likely voters, the survey shows, compared with 42 percent for Crist and 8 percent for Libertarian Adrian Wyllie. Scott has a slight edge over Crist among independents, 44 percent to 37 percent. And the gender gap tilts in his favor: He leads Crist by 8...
  • Rooting for Obama's Success

    09/23/2014 3:01:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 23, 2014 | By Ron Fournier
    Criticism is fine and fully American, but so is uniting behind the president, the troops—and a risky plan. Hawks wanted him to act sooner. Doves didn't want him to act at all. The rest of us—the ambivalent Americans—wanted President Obama to do something. He did this: persuaded five Arab states to participate in airstrikes against militants in Syria, including an al-Qaida affiliate plotting an imminent attack against the United States. This isn't dithering. It doesn't look weak. Obama is engaged—finally, and hopefully, for good. We should root for the president and his success, because there are no easy answers in...
  • Hillary Clinton to campaign for Charlie Crist

    09/23/2014 2:20:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/22/14 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Hillary Clinton will headline a fundraising dinner for Florida Democratic gubernatorial Charlie Crist next month, putting her in a key presidential state in the midterms battle, according to an invitation.
  • Breaking: Tomahawks and Airstrikes Against Syria Commence

    09/22/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 334 replies
    Fox News | 9/22/2014
    No link now, they are just announcing it now.
  • Democrats Are Poised To Hold The Senate, And It’s Conservative’s Fault

    09/21/2014 4:48:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 506 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I know a lot of people are giddy at the prospect of Republicans taking the Senate this November, but that’s becoming less and less likely. It’s not because Democrats are rallying around a particular mission or set of candidates; it’s because Republicans and conservatives aren’t. It seems like I’m always writing on issues no one wants to hear are mistakes, such as messaging or social issues. But I don’t care. These things have to be said. If these columns are received like a gaseous cousin on a long car trip through the desert, so be it. Crack a window… If...
  • Glenn Beck calls Geert Wilders a fascist, endorses ban on his entering UK

    03/09/2010 4:35:07 AM PST · by LSUfan · 119 replies · 949+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9 March 10 | Robert Spencer
    What on earth has gotten into Beck? Is he getting his talking points from Ibrahim Hooper? As Pamela Geller says, "Why would he stigmatize Wilders this way? Wilders is the embodiment of what our founding fathers extolled. Individual rights. Freedom of speech. Not sharia law." Beck should have more sense.
  • Could ISIS Hurt Franken's Chance for Reelection?

    09/19/2014 3:56:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    While incumbent Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (D) has a comfortable lead in opinion polls, some are wondering if his relatively muted response to ISIS actively recruiting soldiers from Minnesota will come back to haunt him in November.Minnesota has been a hotbed for ISIS recruitment, with over a dozen residents of the Twin Cities traveling to the Middle East to fight for the Islamic State. Two have been killed. Mike McFadden, the Republican candidate for Franken's seat, has jumped on the issue of ISIS in Minneapolis by portraying Franken as ineffectively combating the terror threat.More from ABC: Hours after the release...
  • Democrats Reprise 'War on Women' Case Against Republicans

    09/19/2014 3:46:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 19, 2014 | By JOHN HARWOOD
    Like many candidates attacked over budgets, Thom Tillis, a Republican running for the Senate from North Carolina, responded in a recent debate by disputing his opponent’s numbers. “Kay’s math just doesn’t add up,” he said. The Democratic incumbent, Senator Kay Hagan, seized on that small opening to claim personal offense. “I’m actually insulted,” she declared. “I understand math.” The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, counting heavily on women to turn out across the country, accused Mr. Tillis of “mansplaining” and “condescension” toward his female adversary.
  • US Senate candidate uses campaign to spread slogan: ‘With Jews We Lose’ (Kentucky)

    09/18/2014 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    WLWT, NBC 5, Cincinnati ^ | 2:56 PM EDT Sep 17, 2014 | Alison Montoya
    A write-in candidate for the US Kentucky Senate is bringing his controversial message to voters. Robert Ransdell said he knows he cannot win against Republican Mitch McConnell or Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes but wants to use the campaign to spread his slogan, “With Jews We Lose.” The signs placed at US 25 and Mount Zion Road in Florence caught one driver off guard. […] “I believe that there is no such thing as racial equality. You see that in our cities everyday,” Ransdell said. …
  • Scott widens lead in gov's race in latest exclusive WFLA TV poll

    09/17/2014 8:05:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WFLA-TV ^ | 9/16/14 | Lauren Mayk
    Play With Closed Captions Gov. Rick Scott widened his lead in the gubernatorial race, taking a 5-point lead over Charlie Crist, according to the latest News Channel 8 poll. Scott pulled 44 percent compared with 39 percent for Crist in the poll. Scott actually dropped a point from the 45-44 tally last week, but fared better as Crist lost support and dropped below 40 percent for the first time since the poll started this spring. Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie more than doubled his share, taking 7 percent in the survey. Nine percent were undecided. Crist's lead has slipped in Southeast...
  • Charlie Crist Talks Faith And Florida, Says God’s ‘Not Happy

    09/16/2014 4:23:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    ...Crist spoke to over 1,000 voters on Saturday night, in Downtown Orlando about his faith and vision for the future of Florida.... The group in attendance came in the bus loads, and the venue was at capacity. They leaned to the left as they cheered Crist’s pledge to raise the minimum wage, healthcare, and supporting policies popular with the dreamers. “I did all of this as a Republican” Crist said “Imagine what I’ll do as a Democrat!”. "....I was raised a Methodist. Raised with three sisters. It makes you appreciate women more and their rights. This I know about God....
  • A minimum-wage hike finds hope in U.S. heartland

    09/15/2014 10:23:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 15, 2014 | BY ANDY SULLIVAN
    President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. Voters in the Republican-controlled states of Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota will consider ballot initiatives in November that would raise the minimum wage above the national rate of $7.25 per hour. Activists on both sides of the issue say the proposals stand a good chance of passing.
  • White House uses Lehman Brothers collapse anniversary for minimum-wage push

    09/15/2014 7:49:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Market Watch ^ | September 15, 2014
    The White House is using the six-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy filing to look back at how the Obama administration fought the financial crisis – and look ahead to what it calls unfinished business like raising the minimum wage. In a blog post on Monday morning, National Economic Council Director Jeffrey Zients goes back through the creation of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the administration’s bailout of U.S. automakers and the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act. Zients says the U.S. has made “significant progress toward a safer and sounder financial system” since the crisis.
  • Obama to visit Centcom in Tampa on Wednesday

    09/15/2014 5:37:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    tbo.com ^ | 9/12/14 | Howard Altman
    ...Obama will visit U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, on Wednesday for a briefing from his commanders on battle plans against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State. ....White House officials made it clear that there would also be no U.S. military forces on the ground in Syria to coordinate airstrikes, nor have any done so in Iraq. But as the President continues to coalesce U.S. and international efforts to “degrade and ultimately defeat” IS, and Pentagon officials say they are making headway against IS in Iraq, two former Centcom commanders offer mixed reviews of his plans. “I...
  • Charlie Crist sides with teachers union over black clergy in school choice program lawsuit

    09/15/2014 6:15:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/10/14 | Marc Caputo
    Charlie Crist is siding with the teachers union — not African-American ministers — over a new lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the state’s major school-choice program..... Crist made his choice clear Wednesday when he refused to heed the request of a major Panhandle civil-rights leader, the Rev. H.K. Matthews, who asked the Democrat to “publicly denounce” a new teacher union-led lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the major school-choice program. “You cannot stay silent on this lawsuit,” Matthews wrote. “These families deserve to know if you support or oppose the lawsuit to evict 70,000 poor — and mostly minority — children...
  • ObamaCare's Circular Firing Squad

    09/09/2014 3:46:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | September 9, 2014 | Editorial
    Health Wars: As ObamaCare's failures mount, the giant health care companies are busy attacking each other instead of the misbegotten health law. Democrats must be delighted. Earlier this month, the New Hampshire insurance department decided not to force Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to include Frisbie Memorial Hospital in its ObamaCare network. Frisbie CEO Al Felgar had blasted Anthem for excluding the hospital, griping that it was "all about profit." Welcome to health care ObamaCare style, where the hospitals attack the insurance companies, the insurance companies attack drug companies, the drug industry attacks hospitals, and doctors attack all of...
  • Ted Cruz’s Obamacare Nightmare Comes to Life

    09/09/2014 3:29:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 9, 2014 | By Jonathan Chait
    In the summer of 2013, with the Affordable Care Act about to begin enrolling its first customers in the new health-care exchanges, Ted Cruz warned Republicans that they were facing one final chance to kill the law. Once Americans had grown accustomed to the sweet comfort of affordable health insurance, Cruz foresaw, they would never give it up: “[Obama’s] strategy is to get as many Americans as possible hooked on the subsidies, addicted to the sugar. If we get to Jan. 1, this thing is here forever.” Cruz may have been completely misguided in his belief that this logic dictated...
  • Katie Couric: Sen. Warren Criticizes Washington-Wall Street 'Revolving Door'

    09/06/2014 8:44:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 6, 2014 | Andrew Romano
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In an exclusive interview Wednesday with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for accepting a multimillion-dollar job with a Wall Street investment bank shortly after leaving Congress. "This is wrong," Warren said in regard to Cantor's new role as vice chairman and managing director at Moelis & Co. "People work in Washington and, man, they hit that revolving door with a speed that would blind you." She went on to claim that banks hire politicians like Cantor "not because they bring great expertise and insight, but because they’re selling...
  • Consumers To Hear Soon If Plans Are Canceled

    09/05/2014 1:07:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | September 5, 2014 | By Michelle Andrews
    Consumers may soon find a surprise in their mailbox: a notice that their health plan is being canceled. Insurers are required to give policyholders 90 days notice if they’re discontinuing their plans. That means consumers whose plans will be cancelled this December should be receiving notices now. If your plan is being canceled, you have a number of options. By law, your insurer has to let you buy another of its plans if you want. You can also shop on the state health insurance marketplace for coverage, where many people qualify for subsidies that reduce the cost, or you can...
  • State cuts 2015 'Obamacare' rate hikes by more than 50 percent (New York)

    09/04/2014 5:19:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | September 4, 2014 | By James T. Mulder
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- Rate increases requested by health insurers offering "Obamacare" coverage through the New York's health insurance exchange have been cut by more than 50 percent. The state Department of Financial Services said today insurers offering individual coverage on the exchange had asked for an average increase of 12.5 percent for 2015. The department reduced the average increase to 5.7 percent. The state's action was praised by a consumer group and criticized by the insurance industry. "This is great news for consumers and small employers alike," said Elisabeth Benjamin, a co-founder of Health Care for All New York, a...
  • Why Won't Endangered Democrat Senate Candidates Repudiate Their Todd Akin?

    09/01/2014 4:40:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    There are a whole bunch of Democrats running for Senate this year, though in this case “running” seems to mean running as far away as possible from failed liberal messiah Barack Obama. You’d practically think they were Tea Partiers by the way they publicly espouse conservative principles like support for the family, protection from crime, and respect for religion. But they can't run away from their duty to repudiate the single most offensive, anti-woman, anti-family, anti-Christian candidate running under their Democrat Party’s banner. Meet Democrat Amanda Curtis. She took over as the Democrat Senate candidate in Montana after Democrat John...
  • Mapping the path for Charlie Crist to be elected Florida governor again [Team Obama Managing]

    08/30/2014 5:39:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Adam C Smith
    .....How does the former Republican governor make history by getting elected governor again as a Democrat? The plan essentially boils down to matching Sink's performance — the former chief financial officer lost to Scott by 1.2 percentage points, less than 62,000 votes — and then, through sophisticated computer modelling, analytics and voter targeting, to modestly improve on her showing among various voter groups that make up Florida's complicated electoral mosaic. "We know the universe we have to turn out," said Omar Khan, Crist's campaign manager and one of many Obama campaign veterans helping Crist. "Every decision we make and everything...
  • GOP ad blasts Charlie Crist for previous ties to Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein

    08/30/2014 4:57:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 8/29/14
    JUST DAYS AFTER THE PRIMARY SOME BARE-KNUCKLE, HARD HITTING ADS ARE ALREADY HITTING THE AIRWAVES IN THE GOVERNOR'S RACE. ONE OF THOSE ADS FROM THE FLORIDA REPUBLICAN PARTY BLASTS DEMOCRATIC CHARLIE CRIST FOR HIS ONE CLOSE TIES TO CONVICTED PONZI SCHEMER SCOTT ROTH TEEN.
  • Online posts show ISIS eyeing Mexican border, says law enforcement bulletin

    08/29/2014 1:45:33 PM PDT · by traumer · 32 replies
    <p>EXCLUSIVE: Social media chatter shows Islamic State militants are keenly aware of the porous U.S.-Mexico border, and are “expressing an increased interest” in crossing over to carry out a terrorist attack, according to a Texas law enforcement bulletin sent out this week.</p>
  • Obama Said to Weigh Delaying Action on Immigration

    08/29/2014 2:16:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Under pressure from nervous Democratic Senate candidates in tight races, President Obama is rethinking the timing of his pledge to act on his own to reshape the nation’s immigration system by summer’s end, and could instead delay some or all of his most controversial proposals until after the midterm elections in November, according to people familiar with White House deliberations. Inside the White House, the timing of an announcement has become the subject of a fierce debate. Some of Mr. Obama’s advisers are urging him to postpone it, fearful of the political ramifications of a sweeping action to protect millions...
  • McConnell says he wouldn’t allow a government shutdown

    08/28/2014 8:03:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 28, 2014
    Read his lips: No shutdown. Pushing back against a report to the contrary, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he won’t let the government shut down if he becomes the chamber’s majority leader next year. “Of course not,” the Kentucky Republican told CNN in an interview. “Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns,” he said. Government shutdowns like last October’s are a “failed policy,” McConnell added.
  • Charlie Crist cruises in Democratic primary win, but race against Rick Scott is tough toss-up

    08/27/2014 3:41:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/26/14 | Marc Caputo
    In the Democratic primary, there was never any doubt Charlie Crist was going to beat former state senator Nan Rich. The next campaign against Gov. Rick Scott will be a tight race.
  • Florida Judge Deals a Blow to Democrats on Districting

    08/22/2014 11:33:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    NYTimes ^ | August 22, 2014 | IZETTE ALVAREZ
    Florida Judge Deals a Blow to Democrats on Districting By LIZETTE ALVAREZ AUG. 22, 2014 MIAMI — In a blow to Florida Democrats, a state judge on Friday approved a slightly modified congressional map drawn by the Republican-dominated Legislature and decided that the 2014 election could proceed under the old map, which he had ruled unconstitutional. Two days after a sharply partisan hearing on the new map, Terry P. Lewis, a state judge in Leon County, concluded that the rejiggered boundaries for seven districts, while not perfect, “sufficiently” addressed his constitutional concerns. A coalition of Democratic-leaning voter rights groups had...
  • Judge intends to rule on McDaniel’s challenge before general election

    08/21/2014 7:42:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    LAUREL — A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s victory in a Republican primary runoff says his intention is to have the case settled in time for the November general election.
  • Central Valley Dems run from climate change

    08/18/2014 4:50:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 18, 2014 | By Carolyn Lochhead
    Democrats running for re-election in California’s parched San Joaquin Valley are refusing to link the state’s historic drought to climate change, despite the direct connection drawn by President Obama and his chief scientist, Stanford University physicist John Holdren. Politically, most Democrats have come to see climate change as the new same-sex marriage – an issue moving irreversibly in their favor. But not in the Central Valley, where Republican climate-change denial apparently still holds sway. Amanda Renteria, a Democrat challenging freshman Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, told the Hill, “Climate change doesn’t really belong in the question, or answer.”
  • Hillary fibs about S-CHIP “experience”, too: Boston Globe

    03/14/2008 7:37:41 AM PDT · by jdm · 16 replies · 1,093+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 14, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Hillary Clinton has tried to claim credit for everything politically popular that happened during her husband’s administration, and has even attempted to create a few that never happened at all. Most of these arguments have resulted in repudiation, as when Lord Trimble scornfully dismissed her supposed contribution to the Northern Ireland peace talks as “cheerleading”. Today, the Boston Globe finds more cheerleading than leadership on S-CHIP, which Hillary had claimed as her initiative (via Memeorandum): Hillary Clinton, who has frequently described herself on the campaign trail as playing a pivotal role in forging a children’s health insurance plan, had little...
  • Rand Paul Skips Iowa Confab, Hits Hamptons Fundraiser

    08/13/2014 4:13:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 13, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    To paraphrase a memorable advertisement starring a young Andre Agassi: In Iowa, image is everything. It's a lesson that Rand Paul appears to be learning the hard way. Citing a "family commitment," the likely 2016 White House hopeful passed on attending Saturday’s Family Leadership Summit -- evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats’ annual gathering of social-conservative activists in Ames, Iowa. Few in the nation’s first voting state would have considered the Kentucky senator’s absence a big deal, especially since Paul has been extremely active building relationships in Iowa and has visited there frequently over the past year, including a three-day trip...
  • Hillary Clinton's twisted take on Syria, Iraq and ISIS

    08/13/2014 11:18:37 AM PDT · by Noremac · 13 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | August 13, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    You'll recall that I quipped that  if Obama asserts that it's nighttime - I get up and go to the window to confirm it. Well, the Big 'O' has a soulmate in the crowded universe of liars in American politics.  Hillary Clinton. Hillarys peeing on my leg but claiming that it's just raining. But I know she's peeing on my leg because we're in the middle of a drought out here - and because (ladies, cover your ears), Barack Obama calls her latest self-serving, scapegoat chatter - "Horseshit". Now, I'd say if anyone can recognize horseshit, it would probably be...
  • Video: Hillary: When I’m ‘President Again’

    11/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PST · by rwa265 · 65 replies · 247+ views
    CNN "Situation Room" ^ | 11/7/7 | ianschwartz
    Slip of the tongue? Yesterday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Hillary Clinton spoke about what she would do about licensing illegal immigrants when she is president again. Watch:
  • Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama: Let's hug it out

    08/12/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/12/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Hillary Clinton called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him” when she recently discussed her views on foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic, according to a statement from a Clinton spokesman. The statement comes amid tension between the Clinton and Obama camps in the wake of the interview. It also comes as Obama and Clinton, his former secretary of state, are due to cross paths at a social gathering Wednesday night in Martha’s Vineyard. In the interview, Clinton dismissed the Obama administration’s self-described foreign policy...
  • So Why Is Hillary Doing Stupid Things?

    08/14/2014 8:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    “Great nations need organizing principles—and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.” So said former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in an interview with The Atlantic. So, why is she doing stupid things? The Washington Post called her “blunt” criticism of the Obama administration “surprising.” Well, it’s certainly not surprising to anyone who has followed her career. Don’t forget, she made her debut as a Wellesley College senior. She bluntly told off Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Brooke. Sen. Brooke, a liberal Republican, was the first black man elected to the Senate since Reconstruction. As such, and in recognition...
  • German secret service ‘spied on Clinton’: report (i.e. Hillary while SecState)

    08/16/2014 1:54:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 Aug 2014 10:03 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    The German secret service listened in on at least one of Hillary Clinton’s telephone calls when she was US secretary of state, German media reported Friday. The Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) daily and regional public broadcasters NDR and WDR said documents passed to the CIA by one of its moles inside German intelligence show it eavesdropped on Clinton while she was on a US government plane. […] According to the reports, the Clinton intercept was “not an isolated case”, with the German government apparently giving permission for “spying on a NATO partner”, although it was unclear which of its allies was...
  • Report: German intel spied on Kerry, Clinton

    08/16/2014 1:51:32 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8-16-2014
    BERLIN — German weekly Der Spiegel reports that the country's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton. Der Spiegel reported Saturday that the agency, known by its acronym BND, tapped a satellite phone conversation Kerry made in 2013. The magazine says the agency also recorded a conversation between Clinton and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan a year earlier. Without naming its sources, Der Spiegel says the calls were collected accidentally and the three officials weren't directly targeted.
  • Charlie Crist To Feds: Don’t Kick The Undocumented Off Obamacare Coverage

    08/15/2014 6:07:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Charlie Crist, the Democratic nominee in Florida’s governor race in November, says the Obama administration shouldn’t require proof of immigration status for Obamacare sign-ups. “We need to make this law work for the people depending on it, and the President should suspend this requirement so that no American citizen loses their health insurance due to a bureaucratic requirement,” Crist spokesman Brendan Gilfillan told Politico Thursday. Over 310,000 Obamacare customers have failed to provide proper documentation on their citizenship or immigration status to the Obama administration, after the federal government contacted them between five and seven times about discrepancies in the...