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  • New York joins campaign to end Electoral College role in presidential elections

    04/18/2014 12:11:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:45 AM | Glenn Blain
    New York has joined the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College’s role in determining winners of presidential elections. Under the National Popular Vote Compact, which Gov. Cuomo signed off on Tuesday, the state has agreed to award its electoral college votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote. Currently New York’s electoral colleges votes go to the winner of the state’s popular vote. …
  • The Tea Party Radio Network

    04/17/2014 10:48:08 PM PDT · by scott55 · 2 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | 4/17/14 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Glenn Beck worked the crowd like a preacher at a rally this month in Louisville, Ky., declaring that God had responded to conservatives’ prayers by sending a slate of tea party candidates to wrest control of the Republican Party from Mitch McConnell. But there was a more earthly benefit to the arrangement that brought Beck to the rally. It was organized by the tea party nonprofit group FreedomWorks, which had endorsed the candidates — and which has paid more than $6 million in recent years to have Beck promote the group, its initiatives and events. ..............
  • Obama’s thug administration

    04/17/2014 9:52:10 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04-17-2014 | Klaus Rohrich
    One of the hallmarks of the Obama administration is that it is among the most corrupt administrations in living memory. The degree of corruption and thuggery to which many administration members have stooped would make even Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall fame blush. But what’s truly remarkable about the Obama administration is that its corruption is so unabashed.
  • ANN COULTER ENDORSES CANTOR PRIMARY CHALLENGER DAVID BRAT

    04/17/2014 9:21:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Conservative writer Ann Coulter is enthusiastically endorsing Tea Party-backed candidate David Brat in his primary challenge of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in the upcoming June primary, citing Cantor's support for immigration reform. In her nationally syndicated column, Ms. Coulter wrote that her endorsement was based on Brat's opposition to Cantor's immigration policies. Ms. Coulter labeled Cantor a "Maniacal Amnesty Supporter" in the column, and described him as "amnesty-addled." "Cantor says 'immigration reform could be an economic boon to this country,'" wrote Coulter. "You don't have to be an economics professor [like Dave Brat] to know that bringing in...
  • Activists to UMich: Admit unqualified students, if they are black

    04/17/2014 9:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 16, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Activists with the radical pro-affirmative action group, By Any Means Necessary, staged a protest on Tuesday featuring a black Detroit high school student who was denied admission to the University of Michigan. The student, Brooke Kimbrough, claimed UM rejected her because of her “morals,” and not her below-average ACT score of 23. (The average U-M student has a score between 28 and 32.) “I believe that I have been rejected because of the morals that I stand for,” said Kimbrough, according to Fox 2 news. “I will take back my freedom as a tool to help others. I have...
  • Just In: Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

    04/17/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 52 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 04-17-2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down from their intimidating stance at the Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over. Throughout the weeklong stalemate, members of the Bundy family were physically assaulted by armed officers, numerous cows were shot dead, and protesters faced threats of gunfire for merely expressing their outrage. Immediately after what many considered a victory against a tyrannical federal agency, a number of leftist voices – most notably, Sen. Harry Reid – indicated the action against this family...
  • Conservatives encouraging presidential bid by surgeon outraise rivals

    04/17/2014 8:13:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Andy Sullivan
    If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. A group encouraging retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run for president raised $2.4 million in the first three months of this year, more than the group backing Hillary Clinton or those affiliated with Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and other potential candidates, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Carson, 62, has emerged as a prominent African-American conservative commentator. He appears regularly on Fox News and writes a weekly column for the conservative Washington Times newspaper. Carson's...
  • What the press is missing in Bloomberg's anti-gun push

    04/17/2014 8:04:47 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17, 2014 | John Lott
    Gun control has largely been a top down effort. Michael Bloomberg’s latest announcement that he will spend another $50 million to push gun control – 2.5 times the amount spent by the NRA annually on political activities – is all too typical. Last year, gun control groups, largely due to Bloomberg’s money, outspent gun rights groups by about 7.4 to 1 on TV advertising. With a net worth of $31.2 billion, Bloomberg can afford round-the-clock armed bodyguards, but he doesn’t recognize the need for others to have armed protection. Despite his money, mayors belonging to Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns...
  • Gov. Palin: Thank you, Jake Tapper, for covering this shocking story

    04/17/2014 8:03:15 PM PDT · by Bratch · 19 replies
    US for Palin ^ | April 17, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today posted this Status Update on Facebook: Liked Sarah Palin Politician · 4,124,012 Likes · 57 mins · Edited ·  Thank you, Jake Tapper, for covering this shocking story about anti-Semitic propaganda distributed by pro-Russian militants in Ukraine demanding Jews “register” their religion and property. Our U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine confirmed the story. The rest of the media must pursue this story and demand answers from the Obama administration as to what our President’s intention now is in light of this atrocious development that harkens back to frightening times for Jews.Our government’s priorities are so skewed. The Middle East is...
  • Michelle Obama says high school not good enough, 'you have to go to college'

    04/17/2014 7:37:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | April 17, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Having a high school diploma isn’t good enough to make it anymore, first lady Michelle Obama warned high school and college students at Howard University. “No longer is high school the bar. That is not enough in today’s globalizing economy. You have got to go to college, or get some kind of professional training beyond college,” she said Thursday. It was the first of what is likely to be many more speeches on education as the first family readies for retirement and takes up helping younger Americans, especially blacks get a leg up. “One of the things that Barack and...
  • Al Gore on Climate Change: 'We Are Going to Win This Thing'

    04/17/2014 7:23:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | April 15, 2014 | Chad Blair
    The man who was almost president graced Honolulu with his presence Tuesday and walked us through a "seminar of sustainability." By turns a university professor, a wry observer, a recovering politician, a joke teller and a Southern preacher, Al Gore fired up an audience of thousands at the Stan Sheriff Center to believe that global warming can be stopped. But it's possible only if each of us does our part. "Ultimately, we are going to win this thing," he said, one of many statements met with hearty applause. He also managed to repeatedly gush over fellow Democrats Neil Abercrombie and...
  • Did You Know... "I will not be intimidated" [Email from linda graham]

    04/17/2014 7:06:16 PM PDT · by upchuck · 4 replies
    email | April 17, 2014 | "Team Graham"
    Senator Graham aggressively fought President Obama's union appointees at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) when they filed a frivolous complaint against Boeing's decision to build a production facility in South Carolina. The labor unions were so upset about Lindsey's efforts they retaliated by filing a baseless ethics charge. Lindsey's response: "I will not be intimidated." He refused to back down, the ethics charge was dismissed, and Boeing prevailed - saving thousands of South Carolina jobs. Lindsey has introduced legislation to restrict the NLRB's authority and prohibit the NLRB from having a say in where American companies can do business....
  • Not All Presidential Offspring Equal: Newscasts Which Ignored Bush Pregnancy

    04/17/2014 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 17, 2014 | Brent Baker
    On Wednesday morning, December 12, 2012, Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, announced on NBC’s Today show that she was expecting. That evening, the NBC Nightly News allocated 33 seconds to the revelation while neither ABC’s World News nor the CBS Evening News bothered to mention it. Today (Thursday, April 17), Chelsea Clinton, daughter of a President and First Lady belonging to the media’s preferred party, announced at a Clinton Global Initiative event in New York City that she is pregnant – and the networks broke out the baby showers...
  • Republican Killers: Blaming Republicans for deaths could be a sign of a tactics to come

    04/17/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    As the 2014 midterm elections ramp up, liberal media have are pinning the death of a Florida woman on Republicans.Literally."Democrats Need to Start Blaming the GOP for the Death of Charlene Dill" is the title of a recent piece by Brian Beutler at the New Republic, and others are agreeing with him.
  • Hillary leans on Bill and Barack to sell presidency

    04/17/2014 6:28:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Union ^ | April 15, 2014 | Byron York
    Recently Hillary Clinton gave what appeared at first to be a rambling and unfocused answer when asked to name the proudest achievement of her four years as secretary of state. The short version is, she doesn’t have one. But Clinton’s words make a lot more sense when seen not as a nonanswer to a specific question but as an effort to lay the foundation and establish a theme for a presidential campaign. The occasion was her appearance on a panel discussion at the Women in the World meeting in Manhattan. It was pretty easy going; the moderator, New York Times...
  • The Washington Post Quietly Corrects Justice John Paul Stevens’s Grievous Error about Gun Laws

    04/17/2014 6:25:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    cato.org ^ | 14 April, 2014 | Trevor Burrus
    Last week, former Justice John Paul Stevens penned an op-ed for the Washington Post on “The Five Words that Can Fix the Second Amendment.” The piece is actually an excerpt from his new book Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution. In the book, Stevens suggests some changes that would ratify his view of cases in which he stridently dissented, such as Citizens United and Heller. Stevens’s dissent in Heller, the case in which a 5-4 Court held that the Second Amendment conveys an individual right to own guns even for those not part of a militia,...
  • SEEING RED: Aurora, cops across Colorado, fight against statewide traffic camera ban

    04/17/2014 6:21:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Aurora Sentinel ^ | 04/17/14 | BRANDON JOHANSSON
    State legislators are inching toward slamming the brakes on photo red light and photo radar tickets in Aurora and around the state — a move that has city lawmakers turning crimson themselves. ... The ban — which has the support of Republican and Democrat leaders — is now set to go before the full Senate .
  • 60 Plus Launches Major Ad Campaign Against Senators Supporting Obamacare for Mortgages

    04/17/2014 5:55:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2014 | PR Newswire
    The 60 Plus Association today released TV and radio advertisements in seven states targeting Senate Banking Committee Members who are sponsoring recently introduced legislation that will allow the government to take over the mortgage industry in an action 'disturbingly similar' to Obamacare. 60 Plus targeted three Democrat and four Republican U.S. Senators supporting this government take-over, including Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Dean Heller (R-NV), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jerry Moran (R-KS).
  • Mother Jones takes on Martinez (NM Governor)

    04/17/2014 5:45:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 17, 2014 | James Monteleone
    A scathing profile of Gov. Susana Martinez published in the politically liberal magazine Mother Jones – featuring 4-year-old recordings of Martinez and her campaign staff cursing about her 2010 election opponent and criticizing public school teachers as overpaid because they have summers off – touched off more political skirmishing in New Mexico on Wednesday. Martinez attacked the 5,000-word article as a “desperate” liberal media assault and asked campaign supporters in an email for financial help to fend off political attacks in her re-election bid. Several Democrats seeking their party’s nomination to oppose her in November used the article to blast...
  • Putin's Plan for Overturning the European Order

    04/17/2014 5:32:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    Real Clear Wordl ^ | April 16, 2014 | Ivan Krastev
    Russia's willingness to violate Ukraine's territorial sovereignty is the gravest challenge to the European order in over half a century. The conflict pits a vast nuclear power against a state equal in size to France, an autocratic regime against a revolutionary government. The Russian intervention in Ukraine raises questions about the security guarantees that the West made to Ukraine after the country gave up its nuclear weapons in 1994, and it flies in the face of many Europeans' belief that, in recent years, a continental war has become all but impossible. The end result may be the emergence of a...
  • Maddow: Why Doesn't The War On Terror Fight "Right-Wing American" Terrorism?

    04/17/2014 5:13:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    RCP ^ | 4-16-2014 | RealClearPolitics
    Rachel Maddow talks to Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, about how jihadist violence dominates the media in a way that home-grown, right-wing terror does not.
  • Obama: No Fixes to Obamacare Until GOP has ‘Change in Attitude’

    04/17/2014 5:08:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama stepped out at the White House daily briefing today to again berate Republicans for challenging Obamacare — in what appeared to be an attempt to get politicians to stop talking about the law’s negative effects before midterm elections. Obama announced “as more data comes in, we now know that the number of Americans who’ve signed up for private insurance in the marketplaces has grown to 8 million people.” “Before this law added new transparency and competition to the individual market, folks who’ve bought insurance on their own regularly saw double-digit increases in their premiums. That was the norm....
  • Fox News Poll: 49 percent think White House had IRS target conservatives

    04/17/2014 4:42:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Dana Blanton
    Nearly half of American voters think the IRS targeted conservative groups at the request of the White House, and most want Congress to keep investigating the matter. The latest Fox News poll also finds 69 percent don’t feel President Obama has followed through on his vow to “find out exactly what happened on this.” By a 49-41 percent margin, voters believe the Obama administration “intentionally had the IRS target conservative political groups.” That includes 26 percent of Democrats, 52 percent of independents and 71 percent of Republicans. Overall, 72 percent of voters disagree with the president when he says there...
  • New Dem Strategy: Stop Running From Obamacare

    04/17/2014 4:40:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Can Obamacare be fixed? Vulnerable Democrats are pot committed to this idea. They say most Americans do not want to repeal Obamacare and therefore the only way to make it work is to reform it. They accuse Republicans of not having a viable alternative and wasting billions of dollars on failed efforts to defund it. As a consequence, some Democrats are urging the party to stand firm on this issue, and to stop running way from a law many of them voted for. The AP reports: Republicans already were pushing their luck by vowing to "repeal and replace" the health...
  • Emails Show Corruption At Heart Of Administration

    04/17/2014 4:37:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | April 17, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    New emails show that both the IRS and Justice Department were involved in a probe of Tea Party and other conservative groups. This is no mere scandal — it's a major breach of the law. President Obama told Fox News in February that there wasn't "even a smidgen of corruption" in what the IRS did. The corruption is there, Mr. President, and it demands a prosecution. The only remaining question is whether the rot extends to your office, too.
  • Oregon Ruling Spurs Halt on Immigration Detainers

    04/17/2014 4:27:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 17, 2014 | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA
    A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keeping people in jail after they're eligible for release so that they can be considered for deportation. The rulings make it clear that local officials are not required to honor immigration authorities' requests that someone in custody continue to be held even though their original charges were resolved or they are eligible for bail, and that local...
  • After Trayvon Martin Slaying, Family Demands Justice For Another Unarmed Slain Teen

    04/17/2014 4:20:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Support Online Hip Hop News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Biz Jones
    After the emotional trial of slain teenager Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman last year, justice is being demanded for the unlawful killing of another teen by a New York police officer. A "Justice for #RamarleyGraham" campaign has launched in hopes of indicting the man responsible for taking an 18-year-old's life. The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's office have the power to take over the case and hold Ramarley's killer accountable. Join us in demanding the DOJ and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara conduct a thorough investigation and bring federal charges against Officer...
  • Mark Warner touts bipartisan bona fides

    04/17/2014 3:49:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    WAKEFIELD, VA. — Few members of Sen. Mark Warner's (D-Va.) party could headline an event in rural Virginia where National Rifle Association stickers were in popular demand and two separate confederate groups had booths set up. But Warner, who faces a competitive reelection race this year because of a challenge from former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, isn't like most Democrats. The former governor received a warm reception from the crowd attending the Shad Planking, Virginia’s biggest annual political event, even when he gently ribbed those in attendance. “Looking at this crowd, I realize I am here as an...
  • Hillary Clinton bundler pleads guilty to illegal contributions

    04/17/2014 3:44:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies
    Hillary Clinton bundler pleads guilty to illegal contributions By JOSH GERSTEIN | 4/17/14 5:03 PM EDT A prominent New York hotel magnate who was a top bundler for then-Sen. Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign pled guilty in federal court Thursday to making more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions and to witness tampering. Sant Chatwal, 70, admitted using employees and vendors for his hotels as straw donors to avoid limits dictated by campaign finance law. Investigators also recorded Chatwal telling an associate not to admit that donations were reimbursed, court papers say. "Without [donations] nobody will even talk to you,"...
  • Obama: Dems should 'defend and be proud' of ACA [Republicans to end their quest to repeal Obamacare}

    04/17/2014 3:33:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Obama: Dems should 'defend and be proud' of ACA By: Kyle Cheney and Jennifer Haberkorn April 17, 2014 03:57 PM EDT President Barack Obama called Thursday on Republicans to end their quest to repeal Obamacare — and Democrats to “forcefully defend and be proud” of the law. In remarks from the White House briefing room, Obama delivered a vigorous defense of the program, which has far exceeded enrollment expectations but remains a liability for Democrats in the midterm elections. “I don’t think we should apologize for it,” Obama said. “I don’t think we should be defensive about it. I think...
  • Arkansas: Female Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Files Two Complaints Against Her Own Party

    04/17/2014 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Well, if this isn't a burgeoning political headache for the party of “tolerance” and “inclusiveness,” I don't know what is. An Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate has filed two complaints against state organizations affiliated with the Democratic Party. She claims Arkansas Democrats snubbed her at a dinner by refusing to let her speak, and on a separate occasion, referred to her primary opponent as “the next governor of Arkansas”…as she sat and listened. From ABC’s affiliate KATV: Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Lynette Bryant has filed a complaint against the Democratic Party of Arkansas and the Saline County Democratic Party...
  • Cummings Denies Conspiring With IRS To Target Conservative Groups

    04/17/2014 2:26:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    WJZ - CBS-Baltimore ^ | 4-16-2014 | Derek Valcourt
    Cummings Denies Conspiring With IRS To Target Conservative Groups April 16, 2014 11:40 PM Derek ValcourtBALTIMORE (WJZ)—A cable news channel sets a critical eye on a popular Maryland Democrat. Congressman Elijah Cummings is taking heat from Fox News over allegations he helped the IRS to target conservative groups.Derek Valcourt talks to the congressman about those allegations.Congressman Cummings isn’t talking to Fox News about those allegations, but he did sit down to talk to WJZ.Cummings is known even to allies as a tough political fighter.“You remember the old movie with Rocky when he’s telling Rocky ‘Keep your left up, keep you...
  • PROMINENT PRO-AMNESTY GOP SUPER PAC RAISES NO MONEY IN FIRST QUARTER

    04/17/2014 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    A prominent super PAC of key allies of President George W. Bush and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, formed to give Republicans who support amnesty legislation air cover, failed to raise any money during the first quarter of this year. Carlos Gutierrez, the former Bush Commerce Secretary, and Charlie Spies, the co-founder of Restore Our Future, which was the biggest pro-Romney super PAC, formed the Republicans For Immigration Reform super PAC "to provide political support for Republican candidates" backing comprehensive immigration reform. According to its Federal Election Commission report, which was filed on April 15 and covers the period from...
  • Richard Cash a Viable Challenger to Lindsey Graham

    04/17/2014 1:57:03 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    GREENVILLE, S.C., April 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ – Amidst a crowded field of challengers, The State newspaper reported that Richard Cash leads all challengers to incumbent Lindsey Graham in cash on hand. As of March 31, 2014, Cash reported $464,056 on hand, followed by Det Bowers ($384,248), Bill Connor ($314,529), Nancy Mace ($223,000), Lee Bright ($78,557), and Benjamin Dunn ($10,000). Cash also led all challengers in the report at the end of 2013. In addition to cash on hand, Cash has also demonstrated strong grassroots support. Cash said, "I have the most signs up around the state and as far...
  • NBC: Isn’t it great to have a multi-billionaire pour money into politics?

    04/17/2014 1:56:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 17, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Let’s do a thought experiment. If Charles or David Koch got invited onto NBC’s Today show to talk about their efforts to advance their political agenda, would either or both get partnered with Savannah Guthrie for a softball interview? Would their interview include suggestions that one of them should run for President? Kyle Drennen at Newsbusters notes that two weeks prior to Michael Bloomberg’s appearance on Today, the network took a much different approach to money in politics: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The clip just provides the highlights. Newsbusters has the whole transcript up, but let me just note the tough questions asked by...
  • The World According to Obama and Holder Boils Down to Race

    04/17/2014 1:38:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    Listening to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama address Al Sharpton’s National Action Network 16th annual convention last week, one would think Americans were living in the year 1964 not 2014. Holder pulled the race card blaming Republicans for criticizing him and Obama, merely because they’re black. Speaking prior to Obama, Holder suggested to the all black crowd that both he and the president had been treated badly by Republicans because they are black. “It has nothing to do with me, forget that. What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Palin: Vladimir Putin a 'Silly Little Man'

    04/17/2014 12:11:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 76 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-17-2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin fired back against Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday calling him a "silly little man" after he said that he was not interested in invading Alaska. Putin downplayed the value of Alaska during a question-and-answer session in Moscow today, pointing out that it was a cold northern territory. “What would you need Alaska for?” he said, advising Russians "not be overenthusiastic” about the state. “Mr. Putin, such a silly little man on this matter of invading Alaska,” Palin said in a written statement to Breitbart News, pointing out that it was obvious that Russia got...
  • Obama faces cold audience in Pennsylvania [VIDEO]

    04/17/2014 12:08:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama ventured Wednesday to a mostly blue-collar region of the United States and tried to engage an audience that was cold to him. The 15 community college students who were picked to stand immediately behind the president, and in view of the TV cameras, mostly stood stone-faced through his speech. At the end, when the president walked back from the podium to smile and wave at the roughly 60 people in the bleachers 20 feet behind him, he faced a unfriendly wall of faces. The White House video of the bleacher’s front rank shows three men with their...
  • Video: Obama declines to endorse Biden for 2016 (Awkward moment)

    04/17/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Major Garrett got a rather unique opportunity, especially these days, for a White House beat reporter. The CBS reporter actually got an interview with the President, an honor which has largely gone to local TV stations and entertainment-journalism reporters over the last couple of years, or to anchors of national news broadcasts. Garrett got a bonus when Vice President Joe Biden joined Barack Obama briefly, which prompted Garrett to ask about Obama’s endorsement for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination race. And the answer was … necessarily awkward: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I don’t necessarily want to jam them...
  • Carney: The Toughest Interview Obama Had Was With Jon Stewart

    04/17/2014 11:07:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    JAY CARNEY: I remember we had some discussion during 2012 about well, is it appropriate for the president, the sitting president and candidate, to give interviews with Jon Stewart and others. And the answer was yes, again because the young voters we were trying to reach are more likely to watch The Daily Show than some other news shows. But also, I think if you look back at 2012 and the series of interviews the sitting president of the United States gave, probably the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart. Probably the most substantive, challenging interview Barack Obama...
  • Michelle Obama Riverdances Through Dublin to the Tune of $7,921,638

    04/17/2014 9:57:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2014 | Tom Fitton
    When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the...
  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/17/2014 9:35:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption applications to a government conniving with outside interests to put political opponents in prison. Emails obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act reveal Lois Lerner cooking up plans with Justice Department officials to talk about ways to criminally charge conservative groups that are insufficiently quiet. Larry Noble, a law professor now with the Soros-funded Campaign Legal Center , was cited in the emails as someone agitating to jail conservatives who “falsely” report on IRS forms that...
  • NRA vs. Michael Bloomberg Smackdown!

    04/17/2014 9:20:44 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | April 16, 2014 | Robert VerBruggen
    The former New York City mayor is dedicating himself to a new group that will organize voters who support gun control; called Everytown for Gun Safety, it will subsume his existing groups (Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense), and it will focus specifically on expanding background checks. His previous approach was to fund ad campaigns in races where gun control was an issue. Here's how he matches up with his arch-rival. Money Bloomberg says he'll be putting at least $50 million into the project this year -- and according to the New York Times, he...
  • Don't Ask Rand Paul Why He's Supporting Mitch McConnell

    04/17/2014 9:12:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Sahil Kapur
    Don't ask Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) why he's supporting Mitch McConnell for reelection. He doesn't want to talk about it. At least publicly. While crisscrossing Kentucky during Congress's two-week recess, Paul visited a community forum in Edmonton on Wednesday to speak to constituents, where he was reportedly asked why he endorsed the Senate Republican leader. The Glasgow Daily Times described what happened next: One constituent asked him why he came out in support of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville. Paul declined to answer the question publicly, saying he would speak with her in private and explain his reason for supporting the...
  • Will a republican revolt unseat frontrunner Mike Rounds? (SD Senate)

    04/17/2014 8:41:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    kotatv.com ^ | 4/16/14 | David Johnson
    South Dakota has always been a red state. And with the republican primary coming up in June, voters are starting to take a closer look at the candidates for the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Senator Tim Johnson. If fundraising is any indication, former governor Mike Rounds is the clear front runner. But his fellow primary candidates are questioning his conservative values. That's why Gordon Howie said he jumped into the race as an independent. "I entered the race because I was approached by a group of people who said, look, if you're not in this thing, conservatives...
  • Video: Old recording reveals GOP governor questioned policy, used salty language

    04/17/2014 8:38:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “So many people thought they knew the governor,” Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll told KOAT in Albuquerque, “and then went on to govern in a different way.” Er, she did? Susana Martinez has a 52% approval rating in New Mexico, according to PPP, and her re-elect polling has her with double-digit leads, according to RCP. Mother Jones wants to change all that by suggesting that Martinez is the next Sarah Palin, only with an extended vocabulary:
  • Could Democrats Gain Senate Seats This Fall?

    04/17/2014 8:31:20 AM PDT · by Kenny · 55 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 17, 2014 | Sean Trende
    It's a virtual article of faith among election analysts that Republicans will gain Senate seats in the 2014 midterms. I tend to agree with that assessment, and strongly so. In fact, like other forecasters such as Alan Abramowitz and Nate Silver, I think Republicans have the edge in the battle to take control of the upper chamber this November.But there is one place where I part company with most forecasters. I’m not 100 percent confident that Republicans will gain seats. In fact, when I analyzed the Senate races in February, my simulation created a few scenarios where Republicans did, in...
  • District of Compensation, Just and Otherwise

    04/17/2014 8:30:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Pete Stark's name didn't come up Tuesday night at the Castro Valley Library candidates forum for the congressional district Stark represented from 1972 to 2012. The fact that nobody seemed to miss the California Democrat should serve as a warning to politicians who think they own their seats. So thought Stark, until fellow Democrat Eric Swalwell knocked him off his perch in 2012, thanks in part to California's top-two primary election. This go-round, Swalwell is the incumbent. Termed-out state Sen. Ellen Corbett is his Democratic challenger. Against the odds, Alameda County GOP Central Committee Vice Chairman Hugh Bussell joined the...
  • Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama

    04/17/2014 8:21:44 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/15/14 | Alex Pappas
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the...
  • The race is over!

    04/17/2014 8:09:03 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 32 replies
    Email ^ | April 17, 2014 | Nancy Mace
    <p>Haven’t you heard? Lindsey Graham is going back to the US Senate!</p> <p>If you read tales from the New York Times and watched MSNBC lately that is what you may assume.</p> <p>However, here on the ground in South Carolina, reality for the senior senator is very different. Recently, public polls have shown Lindsey Graham with less than 50% support from members in his own party, and all of his high priced campaign ads are falling on deaf ears with conservative voters who know the truth about Senator Graham.</p>