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  • Nearly half of students don’t speak English at GA elementary school

    08/04/2015 1:07:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Education Action Group Foundation, ^ | August 3, 2015 | VICTOR SKINNER
    CANTON, Ga. – A Georgia elementary school launched a new program for upcoming school year that will rely on older students who just learned English to help teach younger students the language. Approximately 42 percent of our students are served in our program for English as a second language,” Canton Elementary School Principal Beth Long told WSBTV. That means about 336 of the school’s 800 students must learn how to speak, write and read English fluently, a process school officials contend takes five to seven years. ... The news story provided omitted all details on the school’s new program, including...
  • The Twitter Primary: Who Makes the Top 10

    08/04/2015 1:05:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 4, 2016 | Nick Corasaniti, First Draft
    As Fox News determines exactly who will make the cut for the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday, the data team at Twitter has compiled a similar list. Looking at candidate mentions over the past 30 days — either their Twitter handle or their name written out — Twitter has come up with a top 10 list of their own for the Republican field, based on who is driving the most conversation on the social platform. [SNIP] Without further ado, here’s the top 10 in the Republican primary, according to Twitter mentions. 1. Donald J. Trump (2.7 million) 2. Scott...
  • Woodward County, Oklahoma: Why do so many here doubt climate change?

    08/04/2015 1:05:42 PM PDT · by roostercogburn · 10 replies
    Woodward, Oklahoma (CNN)I was wandering around the rolling plains of northwest Oklahoma looking for one person -- one person -- who believes in climate change science when I met the woman dressed all in yellow. A wide-brimmed, lemon-colored hat orbited her head. Her loafers were the color of butter. Everything in between was a jubilee of sunshine. Could she be the one? Please, Lord, let her be the one. I ask. She laughs. It's a sweet laugh. A knowing laugh. A yes-I-understand-everyone-out-here-thinks-climate-science-is-total-BS-but-I'm-the-one-who-gets-it laugh. Then Yellow Hat speaks. "I think it's a big fat lie."
  • WSJ/NBC Poll: Hillary Clinton Down 15 Points in Favorability Since June

    08/04/2015 1:04:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 3, 2015 | Alyssa Canobbio
    A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out Tuesday found that voters’ opinion of Hillary Clinton has dropped. [Snip] In June, the share of voters with a negative view of Clinton was 36 percent. In the newest poll, that number has jumped to 42 percent unfavorable.
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Big Opportunity to Defund Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 12:59:09 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | August 4, 2016 | briansikma , Front Page contributor
    From day one of his administration, Gov. Scott Walker (R) has demonstrated a commitment to stewarding taxpayer dollars in a way that prevents them from providing support to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. As a presidential candidate touring the nation, Walker has used his campaign to call for the federal defunding of Planned Parenthood amidst a national debate over the organization’s morally perverse ethics, revealed in shocking videos. In his very first budget, Walker eliminated Title V funding for Planned Parenthood. Title V is a federal block grant that requires matching state contributions for a joint state-federal funding...
  • Ted Cruz in Huntsville Saturday for town hall

    08/04/2015 12:55:32 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies ^ | Carla Fields | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 8:09 am
    United States Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz will make a stop in Huntsville during his multi-state bus tour.Cruz will make guest appearances in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia and South Carolina. The ice cream town hall with Cruz and Congressman Mo Brooks is Saturday, August 8th. The event is set to begin at 6:30 pm at the Jackson Center, located at 6001 Moquin Drive in Huntsville. To register for the event, click here.
  • For GOP 'kids,' no Trump could mean better debate: Why the second-tier GOP debate will be better

    08/04/2015 12:18:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/04/2015 | Byron York
    Some political insiders have dismissed the upcoming debate for second-tier Republican presidential candidates as the "kids' table" debate. But for the low-ranking hopefuls who take part, the kids' debate might turn out to be as big an opportunity to move ahead as the first-tier faceoff scheduled for later on Thursday. For five reasons: 1) Donald Trump won't be involved. The top ten debate is in grave danger of becoming the Trump show. Even top GOP candidates' performances will be evaluated relative to Trump, making it harder for them to make a good impression on their own. 2) The second-tier debate...
  • Peace-brokering? Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch talked by phone

    08/04/2015 12:14:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/4/15 | Brian Stelter
    Two weeks ago Rupert Murdoch said Donald Trump was embarrassing "the whole country." But now the two Republican party power brokers may be brokering peace. The two men recently spoke for the first time since Trump entered the presidential race back in June, according to people with direct knowledge of the call. It was just a phone conversation, not an in-person meeting, but it was cordial and forward-looking, the people said. It took place about a week ago. Why does it matter? Because Trump has become the Republican presidential front-runner and a political force to be reckoned with, despite eye-rolling...
  • This Guy Reacting to Chris Christie’s ‘I’ve Used Birth Control’ Comment Is All of Us

    08/04/2015 11:43:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 4, 2015 | Andrew Husband
    Listening to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talk about his sex life isn’t exactly anything anyone wants to hear right now. Unfortunately, potential voters in a New Hampshire restaurant had to hear all about it on Tuesday morning. Christie is just one of the many GOP candidates who have made stops in the New England conservative state. While discussing his Catholicism and whether or not religion had a place in politics, the governor addressed the often touchy subject of contraception: “I’m a Catholic, but I’ve used birth control, and not just the rhythm method, okay?”
  • Obama to call for Voting Rights Act restoration on law's anniversary

    08/04/2015 11:09:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama will call for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act on its 50th anniversary Thursday, the White House said. Obama will hold a teleconference to commemorate the landmark legislation and call for its renewal, following a 2013 Supreme Court ruling that voided one of its central provisions. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who rose to prominence in the 1960s as a civil rights leader, will participate. The event will allow Obama to draw a sharp contrast with Republicans, many of whom argue some provisions of the 1965 law went too far. It will take...
  • Gawker Tries to Get Payback on The Donald by Giving Out Cell Number (Dis Trump Campaign Get Caught?

    08/04/2015 10:57:28 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    IJReview ^ | 8/4/2015 (20 minutes ago) | Joe Perticone
    ... he did respond to Gawker's piece having a campaign spokesperson tell Politico he no longer uses the number because he has "several" phone numbers. ...
  • Former news anchor Robin Smith to run for Missouri secretary of state

    08/04/2015 10:53:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Missourian ^ | 8/2/15 | SUMMER BALLENTINE
    Former St. Louis news anchor Robin Smith announced Sunday that she's running as a Democrat for secretary of state. The retired KMOV-TV anchor appears to be the first Democrat to enter the 2016 race for the seat, which is opening because Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander is running to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt. "What Missouri needs now, more than ever, is a public servant who checks their politics at the door," Smith said in a statement. "That has been my life's work and my training. I look forward to giving Missourians straightforward, professional service as their Secretary...
  • A Time for Truth: Ted Cruz’s Address to Persian Jews Who Fled the Evil of Iran

    08/04/2015 10:51:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 4 August 2015 | Paul Dowling
    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” —Winston Churchill A Time for TruthSenator Ted Cruz, having been introduced by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, greeted the Persian Jews of Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills, on Saturday, August 1, 2015. “You know, this week’s Torah reading covered the Ten Commandments,” Cruz opened, “a topic rarely discussed, or followed, in Washington, DC.” The crowd laughed, and Cruz continued: “Among them is the fairly simple and straightforward proposition: ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness.’ That, in particular, is an admonition from God...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: 'I Intend to Make 2016 a Referendum on Repealing Obamacare'

    08/04/2015 10:33:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | Aug 4, 2015 | Susan Jones
    ( - "There's no doubt we need commonsense health care reform," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told a forum in New Hampshire Monday night. But he said that does not include a single word of Obamacare:"I've been proud to lead the fight to stop Obamacare in the United States Senate, (working) against the Washington cartel. And there are a lot of politicians in Washington that have largely given up. They don't believe Obamacare can ever be repealed, including, sadly, a fair number of Republicans. "I don't believe that. I intend to make 2016 a referendum on repealing Obamacare, and if I'm...
  • Boy, was I wrong about Donald Trump. Here’s why.

    08/04/2015 10:25:32 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/4/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump is now doubling the rest of the Republican field in the average of the last five national polls. And polling out of early states like New Hampshire puts him in the pole position in those places too. All of which makes having written a piece on June 17 headlined, "Why no one should take Donald Trump seriously, in one very simple chart" that argued why, well, no one should take Donald Trump seriously, pretty embarrassing. Not to mention wrong.
  • The Donald Could Prove Hillary’s Trump Card

    08/04/2015 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    National Review ^ | 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...
  • Donald Trump Suggests Shutting Down Government Over Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 9:55:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 4, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Donald J.Trump suggested he supported shutting down the federal government to stop funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of videos that show officials with the group discussing fees for tissue from aborted fetuses. In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday, as the Senate voted down a measure to stop federal financing for the group, Mr. Trump called the clips “disgraceful.” Mr. Trump cited the efforts to shut down the government in order to halt funding for the Affordable Care Act, a movement in 2013 led by Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas and a candidate...
  • Russia Ready To Send Paratroopers To Syria

    08/04/2015 9:13:40 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 08-04-2015 | Durden
    As Syria’s civil war enters its fourth year, it’s become something of an open secret that ISIS, for all their bluster and Hollywood-level video editing capabilities, are at best an unhappy side effect of efforts to train and arm the Syrian resistance and at worst, are a "strategic asset" funded and supported by coalition governments. In other words, there is indeed a geopolitical chess match going on here that will have far-reaching consequences when the blood and dust settle, but it has nothing to do with ISIS’ far-fetched quest to establish a Medieval caliphate and everything to do with installing...
  • Gawker publishes Donald Trump's cellphone number

    08/04/2015 8:55:18 AM PDT · by Amntn · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/3/15 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    What goes around comes around, as the saying goes. A cellphone number belonging to real estate mogul Donald Trump became public knowledge on Monday. published the number. Read more:
  • Cable News Hammers Hillary Clinton

    08/04/2015 8:53:34 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 29 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | Aug 4, 15 | T. Becket Adams.
    Is the summer of media love over for Hillary Clinton? Cable news was not at all kind to the former secretary of state Monday, as she was dinged on multiple fronts for being supposedly out of touch — and all of this as rumors circulate that she may have a serious 2016 Democratic competitor in the form of Vice President Joe Biden. Clinton's recently announced $2 million ad buy, for example, will likely do little to convince voters she has a soft, authentic side, MSNBC talking heads suggested Monday. "I just saw her picture on the front of New York...
  • Cruz for President Adds to Iowa State Leadership Team

    08/04/2015 8:40:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies ^ | 08/04/15
    Team demonstrates Cruz’s incredible strength in IowaHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced the addition of another lawmaker as well as several activists, pastors, and courageous conservatives to his Iowa Leadership Team. The ten new members will join the current team of 24 other individuals who make up the Iowa Leadership Team, headed by Iowa State Chairman, Matt Schultz, the former Iowa Secretary of State.“Iowa is an extraordinarily important state to our campaign, and I am incredibly excited to have these 10 courageous conservatives join our already exceptional Iowa Leadership Team,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am tremendously...
  • Chuck Schumer ‘loses it’ in meeting with Jewish leaders ( New York )

    08/04/2015 8:22:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    Charles Schumer was ready to discuss everything from gun control to drones during a press conference in his Midtown office Monday — except his position on the Iran nuclear deal. “This is such an important decision that I will not let pressure, politics or party influence [me],” Schumer said, holding fast to his weeks-long insistence that he’s still in the decision-making stage. ... “exploded” during a meeting last week with about 60 Jewish leaders.

    08/04/2015 8:12:35 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | August 4, 2015 | TONY LEE
    Cruz, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)93% held the top three spots in June’s inaugural Breitbart Primary. Voting is reset each month in the Breitbart Primary, and readers are encouraged to vote in August’s Breitbart Primary here. The results of July’s Breitbart Primary are below: 1. Ted Cruz – 28.3% 2. Donald Trump – 27% 3. Ben Carson – 16.6% 4. Scott Walker – 10.1% 5. Rand Paul – 6.5% 6. Carly Fiorina – 3.1% 7. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% – 1.9% 8. Rick Perry – 1.5% 9. John Kasich – 1.1% 10. Bobby Jindal – 1.1%...
  • 14 No Trump — Grading the GOP Candidates

    08/04/2015 7:57:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/04/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Something called the “Voters First Forum” was held Monday night at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, with 14, count ‘em, 14 Republican candidates doing a kinda, sorta rehearsal for Fox’s big debate on Thursday night. For that one, only the top 10 (by polling) are invited, the others being remanded to an early show that afternoon, an electoral Siberia watched primarily by baby sitters. For this one, three were MIA — Mike Huckabee (“scheduling conflict”), Jim Gilmore (“declared too late”) and Donald Trump. His Trumpesty was apparently miffed the New Hampshire Union Leader, one of the sponsors of...
  • In defense of the Fox News debate format

    08/04/2015 7:47:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/04/2015 | Jason Russell
    As the first Republican presidential primary debate grows closer, critics of the Fox News debate format have only grown louder. The candidates likely to be cut out of the main debate are complaining that the format isn't inclusive enough. Others complain that the margin of error is too wide to accurately distinguish among candidates on the bubble. More critics say that using national polls to determine who the strongest candidates are unduly rewards name recognition. To amend a famous Winston Churchill quote, the Fox format is the worst debate format, except for all the others that have been proposed. Some...
  • WASHINGTON DIARY: IRAN DEAL COMES BETWEEN THE JEWS [Bibi to give another speech against Obama]

    08/04/2015 7:36:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies ^ | 8/3/15 | Tal Shalev
    Jewish leaders are targets of intense and vicious campaigns. 'This type of fight leads to divorce,' says one WASHINGTON. Almost three weeks after the Iran deal was signed in Vienna, the storm winds in Washington and Jerusalem refuse to die down. As the US Senate begins its final week of deliberations before lawmakers leave for their summer recess, both the Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu are set to give major policy speeches regarding the deal, targeting, among others, the hearts and minds of the Jewish senators who will be key to determining the outcome of the scheduled September vote on...
  • WSJ/NBC poll shows Hillary favorability shrinking across the board

    08/04/2015 7:35:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats like to argue that demographics are destiny. If so, they’re headed for disaster, as long as Hillary Clinton remains the front-runner for the nomination. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows her favorability ratings shrinking, most significantly among two demographics considered key to Democratic turnout. The WSJ report focuses on one particular subgroup: Many Democrats have long hoped that Hillary Clinton might expand Barack Obama‘s electoral coalition by drawing in more white women voters.A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests she may have a tough time pulling it off. Mrs. Clinton is losing ground with white...
  • Rick Perry Gets A Second Shot at the Question That Stumped Him

    08/04/2015 7:26:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/04/2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Manchester, N.H. — Rick Perry got a second shot at answering the question that derailed his 2012 presidential campaign Monday night. Speaking at a candidate forum here at St. Anselm’s College, Perry was asked: “Specifically, what agencies would you either eliminate or cut?” ”I’ve heard this question before,” Perry cracked, to laughter. He has indeed. The question infamously stumped him in a debate in 2011, when he listed two agencies and then appeared to forget the third. The “oops” that followed did as much as anything else to sink his White House bid that cycle. This time, Perry did not...
  • Will the Obama Administration Support Terrorists Against its own Citizens?

    08/04/2015 7:19:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    The Obama administration may come to the aid of the Palestinian Authority against American victims of Palestinian terror who are suing for damages. The Obama administration has signaled that it may intervene next week in a civil lawsuit in which 11 American families won a potential billion-dollar judgment from the Palestinian leadership over a series of terror attacks that killed or wounded dozens of US citizens, Fox News reports. This move, critics say, would find the government siding with terrorists over its own citizens. The families won a $218.5 million judgment in February in the Manhattan Federal Court in which...
  • Trump: Shut Down the Government Over Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 7:05:00 AM PDT · by LS · 140 replies
    Twitter: @TheHill ^ | 8/4/2015 | The Hill
    Donald Trump says that he supports shutting down the government to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of a series of controversial undercover videos of organization officials. The Republican presidential contender was asked on The Hugh Hewitt show Monday night if he supported the move. "Well I can tell you this: I would," Trump replied. Planned Parenthood has been under attack from Republicans over videos that show officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue for medical research. The pro-abortion rights group argues the videos have been heavily edited and are misleading, and that it only accepts compensation to cover expenses....
  • Cruz Ready for Next Debt Limit Debate

    08/04/2015 6:55:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 8/4/15 | Niels Lesniewski
    Remember what happened the last time Congress acted to raise the debt limit? Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, certainly does. The 2016 presidential hopeful found himself right in the middle, stopping a February 2014 effort to allow the Senate to vote on a debt ceiling measure with a simple majority. “In the last debt ceiling fight, when I raised my hand and objected to leadership’s request to make it easier for President Obama to add trillions in debt with no spending reforms, what I said is ‘Listen, I spent two years telling 27 million Texans if you elect me, I will...
  • Funding the Mullahs' Execution Spree

    08/04/2015 6:43:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies ^ | Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
    How the Obama administration is facilitating Iran's unprecedented killing binge. President Obama is determined to defend the Islamic Republic as a legitimate government that should receive sanctions relief. He has even overstepped his constitutional authority by signing the nuclear deal (a treaty) in the United Nations Security Council without getting the two-third vote of the Senate. He did not give Congress time to review the nuclear deal as he previously promised. The Obama administration is advocating for a regime that has been on an execution spree on an unprecedented level, according to Amnesty International's latest report. Since the beginning of...
  • Legal and Academic Equality Nonsense

    08/04/2015 6:41:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies ^ | August 4, 2015 | Walter Williams
    The left's fruitless obsession with eliminating "racial disparities." A particular act or policy might not have a discriminatory intent, but that doesn't let you off the hook. If it has a disproportionately negative impact on so-called protected classes, it is said to have a disparate impact and risks being prohibited by law. The uninformed assumption made by judges, lawyers and academics is that but for the fact of racial and sex discrimination, we all would be distributed across occupations, educational backgrounds and other socio-economic characteristics according to our percentages in the population. Such a vision is absolute nonsense. There is...
  • Move to remove Boehner grows and may have the votes

    08/04/2015 6:40:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    If you, as will most people, just glance at the Elite Media's reporting of Rep. Mark Meadows move to oust John Boehner as Speaker you probably think he is a delusional nutcase and that the move has no chance of passing. Well, think again. reports that the reason the Meadows' resolution was not put on the floor for a vote was simply because they were not sure they had the votes to defeat it, meaning that they were afraid the resolution had enough votes to remove Boehner and declare the Speakership vacant. So they recessed for the summer. Here's...
  • Why Trump is leading the pack.

    08/04/2015 6:40:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies ^ | August 4, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Do We Need the Right Leaders, or the Right People? Most of the Republicans attacking Donald Trump are missing the real significance of the Donald and his popularity. A lot of Republicans and independents don’t like establishment Republicans. They see them as an entitled elite that talks big but then compromises their principles in order to serve the interests of big business and to get along with their fellow social elites in the other party. They look at a Republican Congress’s record so far and see very little legislative pushback against an arrogant, lawless Progressive administration under which the federal...
  • Secretary Clinton, Answer The Question

    08/04/2015 6:36:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08 | Chris Christie
    Hi, this is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. I saw a video today from Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that is truly disturbing. In trying to address the current controversy on whether there should be federal funding for Planned Parenthood Clinics, Secretary Clinton says that Republicans are against funding for women’s healthcare. Well nothing could be further from the truth and let me use my state, New Jersey, as an example. We generously fund federally qualified health clinics throughout New Jersey, which provides excellent care for women and men in our state who need it. Everything from cancer screenings...
  • Trump: People Are Responding to My Success and Brain Power

    08/04/2015 6:26:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 4, 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that it's been a "little bit of a struggle" to get people to understand why he fights for his goals, including his growing bid for the Republican nomination, but people are responding to his energy and success. "I've had a great record of business," the real estate billionaire and surprise frontrunner told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "I've had great success and they, you know, just and people see that, I would put all of that energy and whatever that brain power is, whatever that type of power into our country." Trump said he believes that many...
  • Hillary Clinton Loses Ground With White Women — WSJ/NBC Poll

    08/04/2015 6:18:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 4, 2015 | Peter Nicholas
    Many Democrats have long hoped that Hillary Clinton might expand Barack Obama‘s electoral coalition by drawing in more white women voters. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests she may have a tough time pulling it off. Mrs. Clinton is losing ground with white women and many other important slices of the electorate, the poll shows, amid a spate of reports about her email practices, speaking fees and foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. In June, 44% of white women had a favorable view of Mrs. Clinton, compared to 43% who didn’t. In July, those numbers moved in the...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Trump May 'Blow Up' the 'Establishment' Debate Formula

    08/04/2015 5:52:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 3, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Limbaugh said it would make sense that Trump would challenge the debate format. "I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Donald Trump's objective is to blow up this whole format," he said. "Because it's predictable. It's stale…. I think at some point, Trump's gonna say how stupid he thinks this is and how unproductive he thinks this is and how basically what a waste of time." Limbaugh concedes the high-flying real estate billionaire probably won't use those words, "because he's there." "But he'll talk about how it's not productive toward choosing a candidate, that it just muddies the waters, and...
  • How a Young Joe Biden Helped Turn Liberals Against Integration

    08/04/2015 5:08:23 AM PDT · by McGruff · 16 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 8/4/2015
    Forty years ago, a contentious battle over racial justice gripped Capitol Hill, pitting the nation’s lone African-American senator against the man who would one day become Barack Obama’s vice president. The issue was school busing, a plan to transport white and black students out of their neighborhoods to better integrate schools—and at the time the most explosive issue on the national agenda. Ed Brooke, a Massachusetts Republican, was the first black senator ever to be popularly elected; Joe Biden was a freshman Democratic senator from Delaware. By 1975, both had compiled liberal voting records. But that year, Biden sided with...
  • Krauthammer: "Teflon Don" Trump Has Shown He's "Durable"

    08/04/2015 4:34:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that “Teflon Don” Donald Trump has show “he’s going to be a durable candidate” on Monday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel. Krauthammer said of Trump’s debate strategy, “I would think from his point of view, when you have the kind of lead he does, and the others have no particular incentive to attack you, because it might hurt the two of you, and leave the rest of the field unmolested, you’ve got a pretty good shot at just playing statesman and being quiet.
  • Cash-strapped Rick Santorum campaign reshuffles staff

    08/04/2015 4:32:11 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/04/2015 | Katie Glueck
    Several top staffers have left Rick Santorum’s campaign to create a new super PAC, a move spurred by the cash-strapped candidate’s anemic fundraising. Campaign manager Terry Allen, Iowa state coordinator Jon Jones and digital strategist Steve Hilliard — Allen’s son-in-law — departed several weeks ago, leaving the winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses without a campaign manager and raising questions about whether Santorum can last until Iowa votes on Feb. 1 next year. The reshuffling comes on the heels of another key departure — Karen Fesler, a prominent Iowa activist who had been aiding Santorum’s efforts in the state. She...
  • Rose unplugged Morning Show August 4 2015

    08/04/2015 4:14:37 AM PDT · by GregB · 8 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the “Rose” half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh’s 1250 AM “The Answer” WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!

    08/04/2015 3:40:52 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 41 replies
    Many Sources ^ | Aug 4, 2015
    FROM Ballotpedia: What's On The Ballot Mississippi: In Mississippi, voters will cast ballots in contested primaries for seven of 11 executive offices up for election in November, including governor, lieutenant governor and treasurer. Just two of the seven races—those for Mississippi Public Service Commission in the Central and Southern districts—feature no incumbents. Mississippians will also vote in primaries for seats in the Mississippi House of Representatives and Mississippi State Senate. Mississippi State executives See also: Mississippi state executive official elections, 2015 Contested primaries for seven of 11 executive offices up for election in November State legislatures See also: State...

    08/04/2015 3:28:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies ^ | August 4, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Most of the Republicans attacking Donald Trump are missing the real significance of the Donald and his popularity. A lot of Republicans and independents don’t like establishment Republicans. They see them as an entitled elite that talks big but then compromises their principles in order to serve the interests of big business and to get along with their fellow social elites in the other party. They look at a Republican Congress’s record so far and see very little legislative pushback against an arrogant, lawless Progressive administration under which the federal Leviathan has waxed ever fatter and more intrusive.
  • Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, may have 'delivered favors' for friends, IG finds (grabbed tax dollars)

    08/04/2015 3:11:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 46 replies ^ | 8/3/15 | Sarah Westwood
    An IG probe uncovered evidence that Hillary aide, Huma Abedin, took advantage of her special State Dept employment status that involved potential conflicts of interest, and Abedin pocketing overpayments of tax dollars. In a letter to Secy of State John Kerry, Sen. Chuck Grassley (Rep-Iowa), Senate Judiciary Committee chair, said an IG probe suggested Huma Abedin leveraged her State Department job to benefit her two other employers at the time: the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm, Teneo Strategies founded by Doug Band longtime aide to Bill Clinton, which boasted the ex-president as a paid board member when launched in...
  • Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, John Kasich Disclose Personal Finances; Who Is Rich And Who Is In Debt?

    08/04/2015 1:45:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 3, 2016 | Andrew Perez
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz are millionaires. Their Republican primary opponent Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, may be in debt. The disparity in wealth in the Republican presidential primary was on display Monday, as the Federal Election Commission released personal financial disclosures filed by three of the GOP presidential contenders. The candidates are required to report details about their finances in order to qualify for the first 2016 primary debate, which will be hosted by Fox News in Cleveland on Thursday. Cruz, who has spent most of his life working in government, listed at least $2.1...
  • Donald Trump: Strengthen Military, Eliminate Affordable Care Act

    08/04/2015 12:30:16 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    Daily Political ^ | August 3rd, 2015 | Michael Burg
    With just three days before the first Republican debate, Donald Trump finally started to reveal what his White House administration would focus on if he were to be elected in November of 2016. On Monday, Trump said that his first few items on the agenda if he were elected would be to increase the strength of the U.S. military and to eliminate the Affordable Care Act of President Obama. Trump said that the United States is currently a mess and there are many, many things that need to be done. He said he wanted to build the military up so...
  • Sarah Palin on Donald Trump: ‘Thank God That He’s Running’

    08/03/2015 11:33:22 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Aug 2015 | Michelle Moons
    What started it all? Trump had simply said he would “love” to have former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin serve in an “official capacity” in the event of a Trump Presidency and this week the Governor herself joined the radio program. Trump’s praise for Palin made its way across national and international media and entertainment outlets including CNN, Fox, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, Fortune, Time, Washington Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, local outlets, TMZ, E! and Cosmopolitan to name some as the comments went viral. “I absolutely respected even more his boldness for being so candid about his opinion of...
  • Should we take Trump seriously?

    08/03/2015 11:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Delaware Gazette ^ | August 4, 2015 | Gary Abernathy
    Is Donald Trump the real deal, or will his presidential quest end up more like that of Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan? My guess is that by the end of the day, The Donald will be a footnote in the 2016 presidential race, done in by his own hubris or some long-buried scandal that you know the national media is working furiously to uncover (or invent). But until that day comes, he certainly is entertaining, and in many ways even refreshing. The refreshing part about Trump is his completely unscripted answers to reporters’ questions. In the business of politics, the...