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  • Sowell: The Trump Card

    08/03/2015 1:26:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 4, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    With Hillary Clinton's multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic Party have reason to be concerned. But both of them may yet be rescued by "The Donald," who can turn out to be their Trump card. Donald Trump has virtually no chance of becoming even the Republican Party's candidate in 2016, much less being elected President of the United States. The reason is not hard to understand: Republican voters simply do not trust him, as the polls show. Nor is there any reason why...
  • Bobby Jindal: Arrest Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities As Accessories To Illegal Alien Crime

    08/03/2015 11:08:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is calling on mayors of sanctuary cities to be arrested as accomplices to the crimes illegal aliens receiving special treatment in their cities commit. “Absolutely, I would hold them as an accomplice,” Jindal said on Boston Herald Radio on Monday morning, as reported by BuzzFeed, Jindal said of mayors of sanctuary cities. “Make them criminally culpable. I’d also make them civilly liable so that families, victims’ families could sue. Especially if the prosecutor isn’t taking action or the mayor’s not changing their ways, I’d allow the families to go to court...
  • Carly, Don’t Fall For The Fox Trap

    08/03/2015 11:01:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Josh Pinho
    Six months before a single primary vote is cast, Fox News and the RNC are making a historic move — they have decided to make the decision for the voters and arbitrarily limit the GOP field to ten. They have chosen who constitutes a serious candidate and who constitutes a B-lister based on the average of several early national polls. The use of national polling itself is problematic, as it gives a clear advantage to well-funded candidates with a clear national presence, while putting grassroots movements at a significant disadvantage. It also prioritizes celebrity over substance. In spite of her...
  • Bobby Jindal: Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities Should Be Arrested

    08/03/2015 10:59:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 8/3/15 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “I would hold them as an accomplice. Make them criminally culpable.” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told Boston Herald Radio on Monday morning that mayors of sanctuary cities should be arrested. “Absolutely, I would hold them as an accomplice. Make them criminally culpable,” the Republican presidential candidate said when asked if he’d arrest mayors of sanctuary cities . “I’d also make them civilly liable so that families, victim’s families could sue.
  • Ted Cruz Has Earned a Second Look From Us All

    08/03/2015 10:57:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 92 replies
    RedState ^ | August 3rd, 2015 at 12:00 PM | Leon H. Wolf
    I like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% a lot as a Senator, but I have never been a huge fan of his candidacy for President – at least until now. Generally speaking, I prefer governors to Senators, and I have an especial wariness for first term Senators. Additionally, I have questions about Cruz’s ability as a coalition builder and I know that he is a polarizing figure, even within the conservative movement.However, episode three billion in the GOP Failure Theater tour, this time featuring Planned Parenthood failure theater, has pushed me into the camp that makes me want, more than...
  • Josh Earnest Talks Like Obama Hearts Biden Over Hillary

    08/03/2015 10:16:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, Josh Earnest said that President Obama believes that picking Biden as his VP was the "smartest decision he ever made in politics." Joe Scarborough drew the mischievous-but-logical inference that Obama must thus believe it was smarter than picking Hillary as his Secretary of State. Though Mika interrupted to say that's not what he meant, Earnest never said boo to counter Joe's interpretation. Earnest later said that if Biden chooses to run, he could make a "strong" case for his candidacy. He added that other Dem candidates could make "quite" a strong case. Note the qualifier. And...
  • Va. Republicans to fire McAuliffe’s Supreme Court pick, install their own

    08/03/2015 9:39:35 AM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2015 | Jenna Portnoy
    RICHMOND — Virginia Republicans will reject Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s pick for the state’s newest Supreme Court justice and install their own choice, igniting a political firestorm that will come to a head when lawmakers return to Richmond in two weeks. McAuliffe’s nominee, Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Jane Marum Roush, has already been sworn in, meaning Republicans will take the rare step of unseating a justice after she has taken the bench. Leaders of the GOP-controlled General Assembly announced they plan to elect Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston, Jr., who previously served on the Prince William County circuit...
  • My Man Ted

    08/03/2015 10:21:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    townhall ^ | August 3, 2015 8:15 AM | JAY NORDLINGER
    As longtime readers may remember, Ted Cruz and I are old, dear friends. We met on the 2000 George W. Bush campaign. I had taken a six-week leave of absence from National Review; Ted was a domestic-policy adviser. We “bonded,” to use an Oprah-esque word. We had many a late-night discussion at Earl Campbell’s barbecue joint, and other places. Did I mention that the campaign was headquartered in Austin? I guess I didn’t. It was.Speaking of bonding, Ted met an economic-policy whiz named Heidi Nelson on that campaign. They were later married. I first wrote about Ted, at least in...
  • Jeb Bush talks Paleo diet, 'bully' Trump in new interview

    08/03/2015 10:41:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 8/3/15 | SCOTT SUTTON
    While former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign coffers might be stuffed, the presidential candidate himself is looking quite lean. In his first television interview in the crucial swing state of Iowa, Bush revealed that he has lost about 40 pounds over the last six months “by eating right and working out.” -snip- Bush also discussed the man leading the large GOP pack at the moment: Donald Trump. “You only empower bullies by ignoring them,” Bush said. “You have to stand up to them.”
  • Rupert Murdoch Changes Tune on Trump Ahead of Fox Debate

    08/03/2015 10:36:39 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 43 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 8/03/2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Apparently a lot can change in two weeks. With the first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 cycle set to air on Fox News Thursday night, Rupert Murdoch used his prolific Twitter account to offer up this bit of political analysis over the weekend: Fox Thursday debate vital for all candidates. If Trump gets thru unscathed it will be big win. Time for all to understand his support. — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) August 2, 2015 That is far cry from the sentiment Murdoch put forward about Donald Trump two weekends earlier: When is Donald Trump going to stop embarrassing his...
  • Donald Trump Blasts New York Times’ Jeb Bush ‘Con Job’ Story

    08/03/2015 9:34:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/3/15 | Jordan Chariton
    As long as the earth is still orbiting around the sun, Donald Trump will be criticizing the media. The GOP presidential candidate took the New York Times to task on Monday for what he deemed a “con job” story about Jeb Bush seeing Trump’s surge in the polls as a positive for his candidacy. “Bush is pretending that the “Trump surge” is great for him and the @nytimesworld is reporting Bush “delight” – con job, a Bush nightmare!” he tweeted. The piece that peeved Trump referenced Bush’s “barely concealed delight” that Trump’s rise has minimized other candidates vying to challenge...
  • Poll: Trump Crushes Bush and Walker Combined; Favorability Rockets to 52%.

    08/03/2015 9:33:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2015 | John Nolte
    Because of the small sample size, there were a lot of questions surrounding Monday’s Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that showed Donald Trump leading the Republican primary field and, interestingly enough, appearing to siphon votes away from establishment candidates like Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% . A Monmouth University poll also released Monday, and with a somewhat larger sample size and smaller margin of error, shows Trump in first place, beating both Scott Walker and Jeb Bush combined. The poll puts Trump in first place with 26% support. Second place Jeb Bush and third place Scott Walker...
  • Trump is a Liberal (Vanity)

    08/03/2015 9:23:24 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 207 replies
    I won't take a lot of time on this. Trump's liberalism is well documented: gun control, abortion, Sodomite rights, illegal immigration, giving to the Clinton Foundation, taxes, single-payer, not a sincere Christian, and whatever else you got. He's a liberal. I will not vote for a liberal. People on FR are being duped by the media into nominating someone who turns off a huge chunk of the base. Even if Trump can pull in enough Low Information Votes to become president, the conservatives still lose.
  • 5-year-old ‘Interviews’ Trump about his Opponents

    08/03/2015 9:21:41 AM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 7 replies
    Clean.tv ^ | 8-3-15 | Clean.tv
    Melody, a 5-year-old Newscaster and political pundit, ‘interviews’ Donald Trump about his Political Opponents on her Internet talk show, “A Moment with Melody.” ANNOUNCER: Welcome to today’s edition of A Moment with Melody with your host… MELODY: Melody! …Today I’m going to ask Donald Trump a question: What he thinks of his political opponents. And at the end of the program, I’m going to see if he will give me a helicopter ride… Welcome to my show, Mr. Trump. I’d like to ask you a question. What’s wrong with the other candidates? And a follow up question: Why you would...
  • China Seeks Businessman Said to Have Fled to U.S., Further Straining Ties

    08/03/2015 10:24:34 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | By MICHAEL FORSYTHE and MARK MAZZETTI
    LOOMIS, Calif. — China is demanding that the Obama administration return a wealthy and politically connected businessman who fled to the United States, according to several American officials familiar with the case. Should he seek political asylum, he could become one of the most damaging defectors in the history of the People’s Republic. The case of the businessman, Ling Wancheng, has strained relations between two nations already at odds over numerous issues before President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States in September, including an extensive cybertheft of American government data and China’s aggressive territorial claims. Mr. Ling...
  • Monmouth poll: Trump now leads GOP field by 14 points, biggest margin to date

    08/03/2015 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    If you look at RCP’s poll round-up, you’ll see that most national surveys lately fall into two groups. One group has Trump up by just three or four points, the other has him up 11 or 12. What’s interesting about this new one from Monmouth is that it shows him breaking through the higher of those two ceilings, to the point where he’s now topping Jeb Bush by a margin of better than two to one.  Ideology – Trump leads Walker 27% to 16% among very conservative voters; has 22% support among somewhat conservative voters to 14% for Bush...
  • Graham says he can win New Hampshire - and McCain agrees

    08/03/2015 10:29:43 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/15 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's confident he can win the Republican presidential primaries in New Hampshire and his home state of South Carolina, two of the first voting states in the nomination contest. "I wouldn't be running in New Hampshire if I thought I couldn't win in New Hampshire," he said. "It will be good for the party to have my voice." Sen. John McCain, Graham's friend and colleague and a two-time New Hampshire primary winner, agrees. He joined Graham on Saturday for a full day of events, including a town hall meeting in Manchester
  • Manners Before Truth: The Usual RINOs Pile on Ted Cruz

    08/03/2015 9:55:41 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz's public accusation that Mitch McConnell lied to fellow Senators has not gone over well among the GOP leadership. Establishment Republicans are predictably going after the Texas Senator and rebuking him for violating Senate etiquette.Cruz made waves last week when he accused the Majority Leader on the Senate floor of telling a bald-faced lie to Republicans -- a lie that Cruz says opened the way to a vote on the Export-Import Bank, which conservative Republicans would have blocked if they had known the Majority Leader's plans. The Senate ended up voting to renew the Ex-Im Bank on Sunday evening. Cruz and other conservative Republicans...
  • Why I Think Scott Walker Would Make a Great Foreign-Policy President

    08/03/2015 9:14:09 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 2 August 2015 | Kim Holmes
    Over the past couple of months, I’ve had the opportunity to discuss foreign-policy issues with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. Beforehand, I didn’t know him personally and so didn’t know what to expect. Well, here is what I found: Walker has the potential to be a great foreign-policy president. Here’s why. The first thing I learned is that Scott Walker is eager to talk about foreign policy. He relishes discussing the ins and outs of an issue and shows a curiosity that frankly I wish many of our senators had. He engages precisely at the level a president should, asking tough...
  • Trump Leads, Jeb Slips, Rubio Crashes In WSJ/NBC News Poll

    08/03/2015 9:12:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/3/15 | John Nolte
    The latest poll from The Wall Street Journal and NBC News is all good news for Donald Trump and all bad news for former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Since the last WSJ/NBC poll in June, despite a full-frontal media push to destroy him, billionaire businessman Trump has risen from just 1% to take the lead with 19%. Bush, who was in first place in June, has not just been overtaken by Trump, his support has cratered from 22% to just 14%. Bush is now in third place behind Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who...
  • AFTER ABOUT 4 HOURS, SCOTT WALKER IS FARTHER AHEAD IN THE INSTAPUNDIT READERS’ POLL THAN EXPECTED

    08/03/2015 9:11:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    PJ Instapundit ^ | August 3, 2016 | Instapundit
    SO AFTER ABOUT 4 HOURS, SCOTT WALKER IS FARTHER AHEAD IN THE INSTAPUNDIT READERS’ POLL THAN I WOULD HAVE EXPECTED. And this lead has been consistent from the very beginning.
  • It’s Time To Crush Planned Parenthood

    08/03/2015 9:00:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/03/2015 | Stacy Washington
    The defense of Planned Parenthood by the media and politicians is disheartening and disgusting. New videos released last week by the Center for Medical Progress prove that doctors and executives working for Planned Parenthood have committed gruesome crimes that make Dr. Gosnell’s clinic of horrors look tame. Planned Parenthood Federation CEO Cecile Richards has vehemently denied any charges of profiting over the sale of ‘fetal tissue’ a sanitized way of describing aborted baby body parts, yet the videos show clear evidence otherwise.In the very first video by CMP, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Director of Medical Services Dr. Nucatola states...
  • Trump: I don’t think I’ll be throwing any punches at Thursday’s GOP debate

    08/03/2015 9:01:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline: “Blogger loses all interest in Thursday’s GOP debate.”I’m less interested in watching Trump throw punches than seeing who’ll throw the first punch at him. Most people would say “Perry,” but Perry’s fallen out of the top 10 in polling thanks to the announcement bounce that Kasich got. Unless something changes in the next 24 hours he’ll be relegated to the JV debate at 5 p.m. Who picks a fight with Trump in the main event, then? Jeb doesn’t need to do it to get noticed. Rubio, maybe? Paul? “I’m not a debater. These politicians — I always...
  • Republicans shouldn't fear a third party Trump

    08/03/2015 9:00:59 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/3/15 | Bill Scher
    Donald Trump keeps warning the Republican National Committee to treat him “fairly” and “with respect” during the primary, or else he might run in the general election as an independent. This is meant to be a threat, but it’s a fairly empty one. Trump is a bigger threat to the party on the inside than on the outside. Today, Trump looks like a populism-spouting insurgent with the potential to split the party, giving Republicans cause to keep him in the fold. But that’s because for the moment, he’s running in a Republican primary, solely focused on conservative base voters. Running...
  • WATCH Ted Cruz Make Machine Gun Bacon!!!

    08/03/2015 8:41:58 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 27 replies
    http://the rightscoop.com ^ | 8/3/2015 | The Right Scoop
    Ted cruz hooked up with IJReview recently, saying he loves making breakfast on the weekend for his family. But he says they do it differently in Texas and showed us how to make ‘machine gun bacon’. Man that bacon looks good. Gotta love how they do it in Texas. Link to video
  • Al Sharpton on what Donald Trump could learn from James Brown

    08/03/2015 8:29:50 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2015 | Janell Ross
    "... advice that Sharpton thinks Donald Trump could use now." James Brown said to me, “Reverend, let me tell you something…. There’s a difference between the lounge act and the acts that play the main room.” We’re at Caesar’s Palace. I’m about 19 - 20 years old. And I said, “What do you mean?” You’ve got to be ready. You gotta have choreography. You gotta be rehearsed. You gotta have polish, Sharpton said Brown told him. “[But] when you get on the main stage, Reverend, whatever you did to get out [of] the lounge, don’t do that on the main...
  • CNN/WSJ Poll Trump Leads Walker, Bush

    08/03/2015 8:06:32 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 17 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | 8/2/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Poll: Trump leads Walker, Bush Donald Trump leads a new NBC/WSJ poll published Sunday Chris Christie, John Kasich and Rick Perry are on the bubble for making the Fox News debate on Thursday Washington (CNN)—Businessman Donald Trump is still riding high in a new poll, just days ahead of the much anticipated first GOP presidential primary debate. He drew 19% support in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday, ahead of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 15% and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 14% Those three were followed by neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 10%, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Federal agents to embed with Baltimore homicide cops (federalization of police begins)

    08/03/2015 9:21:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/03/15 | Colin Campbell
    Following the recent spike in violent crime, Baltimore's Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced at a press conference Sunday morning the establishment of BFED, where federal agents from FBI, ATF, DEA and other agencies will be embedded in the Baltimore homicide unit. (Colin Campbell/Baltimore Sun video
  • Loretta Lynch's Black Panther moment

    08/03/2015 9:09:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2015 | James Longstreet
    Have we come to expect this now of our United States attorneys general? The image is still emblazoned on my mind: those Black Panthers with billy clubs and paramilitary outfits confronting voters at a voting station. Video, proof, and no action from then-attorney general Eric Holder. Now we have Loretta Lynch, a family friend of Eric Holder and his wife, and also a person who received her big career break from Bill Clinton. Eric Holder, who was held in contempt of Congress, who sued states that attempted to enforce purposely unenforced federal law, never provided all Fast and Furious documents...
  • Loretta Lynch Embeds Federal Agents In Baltimore To Help Control Embarrassment of Growing Crisis…

    08/03/2015 7:59:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | sundance
    BALTIMORE – After 10 people were shot — seven of them in one incident — overnight in Baltimore following the city’s most violent month in decades, police announced Sunday that 10 federal agents will embed with the city’s homicide unit for the next two months. The special agents detailed to the city from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service represent a “flipping of the script of sorts,” Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. “That’s a bit unusual because local police departments —...
  • Donald Trump Widely Disliked Among Latinos, New Poll Shows

    08/03/2015 7:56:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Time ^ | 8/3/16 | Sam Frizell
    A large majority of Latinos view Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump negatively, according to a new poll, and more than half believe his recent comments about Mexican immigrants were racist and inappropriate. Trump, who is leading the Republican field in polls ahead of the first debate this week, has drawn both headlines and scorn for his incendiary comments about Mexicans and immigrants, saying during his announcement speech in June that Mexico is “sending people that have lots of problems… They are bringing crime. They’re rapists.” A survey of 250 Latinos found that 75% view the television star and real estate...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Asked a 'Gotcha' Question: Does the Bible Have Authority Over the Constitution?

    08/03/2015 7:37:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR
    "Does the Bible have authority over the Constitution?" That "gotcha" question was put to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. The retired neurosurgeon, however, didn't fall for the bait. NBC's Chuck Todd said it's a question from a Facebook poster by one Victor Roush, adding that it's a "simple question." "Does the Bible have authority over the constitution?" "That is not a simple question by any stretch of the imagination," Carson, retired neurosurgeon retorted. "I think probably what you have to do is ask a very specific question about a specific passage of the Bible...
  • Why Ted Cruz Has More To Gain As The Presidential Election Campaigns Gear Up

    08/03/2015 7:36:30 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Jack Dennis
    Sen. Ted Cruz, on Friday at the end of a nearly 20-minute speech on the Senate floor, accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying to him. Sen. Ted Cruz, on Friday at the end of a nearly 20-minute speech on the Senate floor, accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying to him. Ted Cruz, the first Latino elected to the Senate from Texas and the first Hispanic law clerk for a chief justice of the Supreme Court, has more potential to gain than other presidential candidates as citizens begin to learn more about him. Most voters have yet...
  • Jeb Bush recalls 'dark-skinned' son's experience with discrimination

    08/03/2015 7:32:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/28/15 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    There are some things Jeb Bush seems more comfortable saying in Spanish. n his second language, the one he polished to woo his Mexican-born wife, Bush has more than once opened up in interviews in ways he has not yet in English. That may have to do with the questions Bush, an honorary Cuban American, gets asked in Spanish versus the ones he gets asked in English. But whether it's because of Bush or because of the interviewers, the former Florida governor has expressed himself in more personal terms en espańol. In Puerto Rico earlier this year, Bush's answer to...
  • Jeb Bush calls for sanctuary crackdown, local enforcement of immigration laws

    08/03/2015 7:26:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/3/15 | Stephan Dinan
    GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush announced a six-point plan to improve border security Monday, calling for a series of basic steps that draw general agreement — and a controversial crackdown on sanctuary cities. Mr. Bush, a former two-term Florida governor, said he was a “trailblazer” in working to enlist his state police to help enforce federal immigration laws, and said those cities and counties that refuse to cooperate should have federal law enforcement grants withheld. His six-point plan, released to WMUR, a television station in New Hampshire, where the GOP candidates are gathered for a forum later Monday, calls for...
  • Joe Biden is ‘Likely’ to run

    08/03/2015 7:23:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/03/2015 | Kimberly Atkins
    WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is leaning strongly toward a 2016 presidential bid, a source close to the vice president tells the Herald — news that is spurring excitement among top Democrats in Massachusetts and early voting states who are worried about front-runner Hillary Clinton’s hefty political baggage and sagging poll numbers. An adviser close to Biden, who is familiar with the vice president’s exploration process, told the Herald that Biden will “more likely than not” jump into the 2016 race. A request for comment from Biden’s White House office was not returned yesterday. The news of Biden’s renewed campaign activity...
  • How Jeb Bush would secure the border

    08/03/2015 7:21:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    KBZK ^ | 8/3/15 | Ashley Killough CNN
    Cracking down on sanctuary cities, deporting immigrants who've overstayed their visas and installing more bases at the border would be key elements to Jeb Bush's immigration policy if elected president, the former Florida governor wrote Monday in a Medium post. Bush, who's made immigration a key focus of his White House bid, outlined six proposals to enhance border security and enforce immigration law, arguing that all six would receive "bipartisan support in Congress."
  • Jeb Bush unveils 6-point immigration border security and enforcement plan

    08/03/2015 7:18:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 8/3/15 | George Bennett
    Addressing one of his vulnerabilities with Republican primary voters — the perception he’s soft on illegal immigration — Jeb Bush today unveiled a six-point plan for improving border security and immigration enforcement and cracking down on “sanctuary cities.” In laying out his plan, Bush reiterated that he favors a path to earned “legal status” for the estimated 11 million people now in the country illegally and that, GOP primary tough talk aside, “there is no rational plan to deport millions of people that the American people would support.”
  • Jeb Bush says he can beef up security at the border without the 'divisive rhetoric'

    08/03/2015 7:13:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/3/15 | LA Times
    Welcome to Trail Guide, your daily rundown of the ins-and-outs of the 2016 presidential campaign. It's Monday, Aug. 3 and this is what we're watching: Jeb Bush wants to crack down on sanctuary cities and improve technology at the border in his six-point plan to cut down on illegal immigration -snip- Jeb Bush endorses a crackdown on sanctuary cities, an e-Verify system and border fencing as "a component" of the improved security measures he says will cut back on illegal immigration. Bush outlined his six-point plan for border security in a post on Medium on Monday morning. and his campaign...
  • Bush rolls out six-point plan to address border security, illegal immigration

    08/03/2015 7:08:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    WMUR ^ | 8/3/15 | John DiStaso
    MANCHESTER, N.H. GOP candidate calls for crackdown on sanctuary cities, ‘forward-leaning’ border patrol. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday will unveil a plan his campaign says will “realistically and honestly” address border security and illegal immigration. In addition to shoring up border security with new roads, new technologies and continuous surveillance, Bush would also crack down on sanctuary cities and send home those who enter the country legally but then overstay their visas. Bush will outline the plan in a Medium post on Monday ahead of the Voters First Forum at Saint Anselm College. Medium is a new online...
  • Jeb Bush decries ‘chain’ immigration, defends fundraising at Koch brothers event

    08/03/2015 6:57:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/2/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Jeb Bush, now the undisputed king of fundraisers in both parties, came prepared on Sunday to address head-on the immigration issue, one of his biggest vulnerabilities with Republican core voters. He told an audience of major donors that the longest-running, unaddressed problem the U.S. faces has been legal “chain” immigration. Mr. Bush said it allows relatives beyond the immediate family to migrate to the U.S. legally. He said that the unending influx crowds out “economically driven immigrants” — that is, people who come to the U.S. to find jobs and education that will allow them to better themselves. He said...
  • Chris Matthews: ‘Little Guy’ Rooting for Donald Trump Because He’s Taking On Elites

    08/03/2015 6:57:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Tony Lee
    On Sunday, Chris Matthews said Donald Trump is resonating with the “little guy” because he is taking on the elites who have betrayed working Americans on issues like trade and immigration. On Meet The Press, Matthews said there is a “sense of betrayal” because “the best and the brightest have given the country away on the border, on debt, on jobs.” “They feel they’ve been betrayed by the elite and Donald Trump ironically is fighting the elite here and the little guy is rooting for him,” Matthews said. Host Chuck Todd also conceded that the “the more we in the...
  • Candidate files complaint over debate exclusion [Does anybody even know this candidate?]

    08/03/2015 5:36:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The final lineup for Thursday’s debate is nearly set, as well as the five o’clock &#F8220;pregame show” with the poorly performing candidates, and Mark Everson is objecting to the fact that he doesn’t seem to be included at all. In fact, he has written a letter to Fox News to complain about it. Wait a minute… Mark who?Yes, he’s a declared candidate for the presidency who has filed all the required paperwork. But just to be fully honest here, I do this for a living and I had to Google the guy. He declared back in March and has...
  • N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie bashes teaches union; Trump leads another poll

    08/03/2015 4:26:56 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 5 replies
    NJ.com ^ | August 03, 2015 at 7:00 AM, updated August 03, 2015 at 7:02 AM | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, said during a television interview Sunday that the national teachers union deserves a "punch in the face" — and New Jersey's largest teachers union called on him to resign.
  • Donald Trump accuses Obama of 'doing absolutely nothing for the black community' - as he soars (...)

    08/03/2015 4:17:59 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 11:41 EST, 2 August 2015 | Updated: 01:56 EST, 3 August 2015 | By Dailymail.com Reporter and Reuters Reporter
    Days after assuring that he has the support of Hispanic voters, Donald Trump has now claimed that African-American people are also on his side - and that Obama has let them down. In yet another round of bashing the President, the billionaire said Obama has done 'absolutely nothing' for the black community. He gave the comments during an interview on Sunday with ABC This Week. 'I think he (Obama) has done a very poor job as president,' Trump said. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3183107/I-win-African-American-vote-Hispanic-vote-Donald-Trump-bashes-Obama-doing-absolutely-black-community.html#ixzz3hkXFnE8P Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • A Bonus for a Botched Obamacare Exchange

    08/03/2015 4:17:13 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8/3/2015 | David Catron
    When former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley signed the bill that created his state’s Obamacare exchange, he bragged that it was “being established using no state funds… due to federal grants.” Later, when the online “marketplace” exploded on the launch pad and a new IT company was hired to untangle the wreckage, O’Malley’s top health official assured Maryland voters that this would be paid for with “leftover federal grants.” Consequently, it surprised many when Maryland’s Attorney General announced a $45 million settlement with the original contractor the proceeds of which would be split between the federal government and the state. But...
  • With debate looming, Trump has huge lead in latest poll (Trump at 26%)

    08/03/2015 8:06:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 64 replies
    politico.com ^ | Steven Shepard
    The identities of the 10 Republicans likely to be on stage at Thursday’s presidential debate are coming into focus after another poll on Monday shows Donald Trump running away from the rest of the field and Rick Perry lagging behind his competitors for the final spot. A new Monmouth University poll has Trump at 26 percent, easily topping his competitors. The next-closest candidates — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — are at 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Both the new Monmouth survey and an average of the five most-recent live-caller polls — Fox News’...
  • Texas Sen. Cruz plans four stops on Tenn. trip

    08/03/2015 8:49:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5:36 PM, Aug 2, 2015 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz now has four stops scheduled in a planned trip through Tennessee on Aug. 10 to promote himself as the Republican presidential nominee, all at county GOP gatherings.The Cruz campaign website Friday posted plans for a “biscuits and gravy” breakfast in Chattanooga, a “taste of homecoming” luncheon in Murfreesboro and an afternoon “Southern sweets meet and greet” at Brentwood, Tenn., on that date. The Jackson Sun had previously reported Cruz has plans for an evening dinner event at Jackson on the same day.As previously reported, other planned Tennessee visits by Republican presidential candidates include a...
  • Cruz Statement on President Obama’s EPA Regulations

    08/03/2015 8:07:37 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/03/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announced EPA regulations:“The President’s lawless and radical attempt to destabilize the Nation’s energy system is flatly unconstitutional and–unless it is invalidated by Congress, struck down by the courts, or rescinded by the next Administration–will cause Americans’ electricity costs to skyrocket at a time when we can least afford it. I urge leaders of both parties, including Democrats who represent communities that will be devastated by this reckless policy, to stand up against this Administration’s dangerous agenda of economic decline.”###
  • Obama poised to unveil major climate change plan [Poised to stamp out coal once and for all]

    08/03/2015 7:28:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washington (AFP) - With one eye on his legacy, US President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" in the fight against climate change. The White House will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan, a set of environmental rules and regulations that will home in on pollution from the nation's power plants, setting limits on power-plant carbon emissions for the first time. Plants will have to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, in an ambitious drive which will boost the renewable-energy sector...