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  • The 4 percent-plus solution

    05/26/2015 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2015 | Richard W. Rahn
    Of those running for president, who will give this speech? “Ladies and Gentlemen, my administration will implement a series of economic policies to cause the economy to grow at an average rate of 4 percent or more a year. Growth of 4 percent-plus per year will create jobs at a faster rate than the growth in the labor force and provide hope for those who had despaired of finding a good job again. At a growth rate of a little over 4 percent per year, real incomes for all of our citizens will double in only 17 years. (At the...
  • Democrats avoid primary mess in Nevada

    05/26/2015 5:31:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2015
    Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) will forego a run at the Senate in 2016, clearing a path to the Democratic nomination for Sen. Harry Reid’s handpicked successor, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. “I just love representing Nevada’s first district,” Titus said in a video posted online late Tuesday. “No matter where I go in the world, when I say I represent Las Vegas, everybody knows where that is.”
  • Mark Levin explains today’s federal court SMACK DOWN of Obama’s illegal amnesty like only he can

    05/26/2015 4:53:42 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5-26-2015 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin opened his show today explaining the decision by a federal appeals court not to stay the ruling of a federal court, which continues the hold on Obama’s illegal amnesty until it gets worked out in the court system. Levin unpacks it as only he can. Listen:
  • An Obama Crime Wave Spreads Across America

    05/26/2015 4:12:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Lawlessness: Fueled by this president's anti-police policies and race-baiting rhetoric, thugs are attacking cops and terrorizing major cities. Horrible violence is breaking out all over. We are witnessing a national crime wave. Law enforcement expects to see an escalation in criminal activity over the summer. Already we've seen a disturbing trend in May, including: • The deadliest month Baltimore has seen in more than 15 years, with almost 30 shootings and nine deaths just over the holiday weekend. That makes well over 100 murders this year, compared with 71 at this time last year, the fastest the city has reached...
  • Cruz to join Gov. Abbott at flood briefing in Houston

    05/26/2015 3:41:41 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May 26, 2015 2:25 pm | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz — who lives in Houston and has his presidential campaign headquarters there — will join Gov. Greg Abbott this afternoon for a briefing on storm damage, a Cruz aide said.They’ll hear from emergency officials and law enforcement, and attend a news conference at 4pm CT at the Houston Office Of Emergency Management.Abbott announced earlier that he would survey flood damage and meet with local leaders to discuss state recovery resources. He spoke a few hours ago with President Barack Obama, and a federal emergency declaration of some sort seems likely.
  • How to Focus America on Hillary's Libya Failure

    05/26/2015 3:27:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let's go to Hillary and Libya. Now, we all know about Mrs. Clinton's e-mail snafus and we all know about her problems, and we all know about Hillary's genuine general incompetence as secretary of state and the fact she didn't achieve much and the fact that all the relevant e-mails have supposedly been deleted and are gone is evidence of this, we think. Okay, so how do we nevertheless tie Mrs. Clinton to the boondoggle that's Libya? Benghazi's in Libya, for those of you in Rio Linda. And that's a boondoggle. It was a disaster. Four Americans dead. An...
  • The decline of Rand Paul

    05/26/2015 3:22:00 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    Rand Paul took a left turn on his journey to the Republican nomination, and now his hopes now seem to be headed south. The libertarian senator from Kentucky’s new book, “Taking a Stand,” came out Tuesday, and it is chock full of lines that would position Paul well — if he were running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. On the environment: “You’ll find I’m a tree hugger, literally…I’m a Republican who wants clean air, clean water, and the life-extending miracle of electricity. I compost.”
  • Supreme Court to Weigh Meaning of ‘One Person One Vote’

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

    05/26/2015 2:48:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon May 25, 2015 | Mike Schwartz
    Jerusalem (CNN)Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for taking cash from an American businessman. He was also fined $25,700. Police said Olmert received the money from 1993 through 2006, during his tenure as Jerusalem's mayor and while holding ministerial positions under former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He took over as prime minister in 2006 after a stroke incapacitated Sharon. The new sentence is in addition to the six years in prison Olmert is already facing for taking bribes related to a controversial Jerusalem housing project -- also while he was mayor. Olmert was...
  • Three more to join tug-of-war for the White House this week

    05/26/2015 2:40:06 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 25, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    Three more Oval Office contenders - one Democrat and two Republicans - will make their candidacies official this week. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum will pay homage to the state he represented in Congress and make his announcement on Wednesday at a factory in Butler, Pennsylvania. New York Governor George Pataki has selected the birthplace of the Republican Party, Exeter, New Hampshire, as the back drop for his Thursday announcement. Democrat Martin O'Malley will also return his roots and launch his bid on Saturday from Baltimore, Maryland, where he rose through the ranks of the city council to eventally become...
  • What Liberals Still Don’t Understand About Fox News

    05/26/2015 1:30:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2015 | Jack Schafer
    Annd it came to pass that the earth turned and another campaign season spun into view and the liberal commentariat rose from its siesta to begin its usual moping about the perverse political powers wielded by the Fox News Channel. This time, the sentinel waking the commentariat to the alleged Fox menace is not a liberal but a self-described conservative, Bruce Bartlett. Bartlett, a prolific writer on politics and economics who has worked for congressional Republicans (Ron Paul and Jack Kemp), Republican presidents, (Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush) and conservative and libertarian policy shops, broke with his party a...
  • Thad Cochran Marries Longtime Aide (Wife Died in December)

    05/26/2015 1:24:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/25/15 | Louis Nelson
    The Mississippi senator’s previous wife died in December.Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran married his longtime executive assistant, Kay Webber, over the holiday weekend, according to a report from the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss. The 77-year-old Republican wed Webber, who has worked for him since 1981, in a private ceremony in Gulfport, Mississippi, on Saturday. Cochran’s staff, which had denied any knowledge of an impending wedding as recently as last week, released the news in a one-sentence statement. Webber is also 77. Story Continued Below Cochran’s previous wife of 50 years, Rose Cochran, died last December. She spent the final 13 years...
  • Two Words Can Show You Whose Side Obama Is On

    05/26/2015 1:21:32 PM PDT · by scouter · 18 replies
    Short Vanity | 5/26/15 | Scouter
    Do you remember back in the 2008 election when Barack Obama derisively said: "... and you go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, like a lot of small towns in the midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they’ve gone through the Clinton admininistration and the Bush administration and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are going to regenerate and they have not. So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter and they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them...
  • Bernie Sanders: A 90% tax rate sounds fine to me

    05/26/2015 1:11:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This week Vermont Senator and self-avowed socialist Bernie Sanders sat down with CNBC’s John Harwood for an interview on the issues facing all the 2016 candidates. Sanders is technically running for President, and is at least keeping up the public appearance of being serious. (He told Harwood, I think we got a shot to win this thing.) With that in mind, I suppose it’s worth taking a moment to examine some of his answers and remind everyone exactly what’s lurking under the covers of the deep left wing of the Democrats. While it may seem like a bit of...
  • Rose McGowan half-apologizes for misquoting Ted Cruz

    05/26/2015 1:05:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/26/15 | Nick Goss
    Actress Rose McGowan offered an apology — of sorts — this week after sharing what appeared to be an inflammatory quote from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Josh Duggar’s departure from the Family Research Council last Friday. Duggar’s resignation followed his acknowledgement of reports that he sexually molested younger children as a teenager, including his own sisters. Story Continued Below “While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar’s transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do with each other - Ted Cruz, 5/22/15,” read the text next to the photo of Duggar and Cruz...
  • Cruz Catches Obama Covering for Iran...Again

    05/26/2015 12:53:44 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | May 22nd, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Now that Congress has passed the faux Iran accountability bill (Corker-Cardin), Obama has leverage to continue appeasing Iran at breakneck speed.  He is taking full advantage of his newfound legitimacy under the guise of securing congressional input.  Previously chronicled at Conservative Review, this administration has taken absurd and dangerous acts over the past two years in order to align with Iran.  Earlier this year, Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, omitted any mention of Iran and Hezbollah in the annual assessment of terror threats.   Now, the administration is refusing to publish the annual report of Iran’s record on human rights.   The...
  • Mary Landrieu takes job at Washington lobbying firm

    05/26/2015 12:33:52 PM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 27 replies
    NOLA.com (Times Picayune) ^ | 05/26/2015 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is joining the Washington lobbying firm Van Ness Feldman, the firm will announce later Tuesday (May 26). Landrieu said she will join Van Ness Feldman as a senior policy advisor, working closely with another recent hire, former Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., the former top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee. Former senators are barred from lobbying their former colleagues for two years after the end of their congressional careers. For Landrieu, that means she can't lobby colleagues until January, 2017. But she can lobby members of the executive branch, and is free to...
  • Cruz, Rubio Team Up on Iran

    05/26/2015 12:10:19 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 22, 2015 | Niels Lesniewski
    Rival Republican presidential candidates Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida are teaming up on Iran.The duo, along with Georgia GOP Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, are demanding a report on Iranian military power from the Pentagon.The four senators, in a letter to Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter released Friday, highlight a deadline at the end of January for submitting the report.“In the context of the ongoing P5+1 negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over that nation’s nuclear program and its potential military dimensions, we believe it is imperative that this report be published as...
  • Scott Walker might skip Florida primary in Bush-Rubio territory

    05/26/2015 12:03:06 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    As Republicans prepare to pick their next presidential nominee, there's one primary that's already likely to get expensive and intense: Florida -- home to former governor Jeb Bush, who is likely to run, and Sen. Marco Rubio, who made his announcement in Miami. That's why Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor who has been riding high in early polls, said Tuesday that he might skip the Florida primary. “If we chose to get in, I don’t think there’s a state out there that we wouldn’t play in," Walker, who has yet to get into the race, said on Laura Ingraham's radio...
  • Every Day is "Opposite Day" with President Barack Obama

    05/26/2015 11:58:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | May 26, 2015 | Mark Langfan
    Obama has done exactly the opposite of what should be done in the Middle East for his entire term. Israel had better ignore his advice. Following Obama's speeches is like watching Sesame Street’s “Opposite Day”, the Sesame Street episode where everything is “opposite.” ‘Up’ is ‘down,’ ‘left’ is ‘right,’ and so on and so forth. It's like Berra saying "It's deja vu all over again." With Obama, for the past seven years, every day is “Opposite Day.” Everything he says sounds upside-down and backwards, and is proven, in the short-term, to be just that. Instead of being chastened by reality,...
  • What Scott Walker and Marco Rubio are doing right

    05/26/2015 11:56:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5-26-15 | Jennifer Rubin
    If you look at early polls, fundraising, campaign staffing and media acumen, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appear to be the two strongest opponents to take on Jeb Bush. What are Walker and Rubio doing right, and why have they separated themselves from the rest of the pack? Certainly, their newness is part of their appeal. They are a generation (at least) behind Hillary Clinton and congressional leaders of both parties. They are relatively new to the national stage for many voters. They can credibly claim to be outside the permanent political class. Perhaps because Clinton...
  • Jonathan Gruber Glaringly Absent From NYT Article on Obamacare Wording 'Mistake'

    05/26/2015 11:40:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Say my name. ---Walter White aka Heisenberg in Breaking Bad.New York Times writer Robert Pear  knows his name but he didn't say it in his article about how four words in the Obamacare law was simply a mistake. Pear quotes a number of people involved in the law's writing process but fails to mention the one who was acknowledged as the architect of Obamacare...until it became politically inconvenient to do so---Jonathan Gruber. And the reason why Gruber's name went unmentioned in the article is because of his claim, recorded for all eternity on video, that only state based health exchanges would...
  • DEMOCRATS’ HAPPY MEMORIAL WEEKEND TWEET: NO AMERICAN FLAG, JUST OBAMA AND ICE CREAM

    05/26/2015 11:39:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2015 | by AWR HAWKINS
    On May 22 the Democrats (@TheDemocrats) tweeted a “Happy Memorial Day Weekend” tweet with a picture of President Obama eating an ice cream cone in an ice cream shop. Not an American flag to be seen, no soldier’s death being hallowed. Can we eat ice cream on Memorial Day? Certainly. But should the president and his party tweet out a photo of him doing that without an American flag in sight while hundreds of thousands of graves of fallen Americans await memorializing? Certainly not.
  • 'Red Alert' Siren Sounds in Southern Israel

    05/26/2015 11:21:59 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-26-2015 | Arutz
    A "Red Alert" siren has sounded in southern Israel, near the cities of Lachish, Ashdod, and Bnei Darom. We will update with more information once it becomes available
  • Senate GOP prepared to replace Obamacare subsidies

    05/26/2015 10:59:57 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/26/2015 | JENNIFER HABERKORN and RACHAEL BADE
    Preparing for a Supreme Court decision that could strike down Obamacare’s subsidies for nearly 7.5 million people this summer, Senate Republicans are coalescing around a plan to resurrect them — at a steep price for the White House. With several Senate Republicans facing tough reelections, and control of the chamber up for grabs, 31 senators have signed on to a bill written by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) that would restore the subsidies for current Obamacare enrollees through September 2017. But the administration would have to pay a heavy price — the bill would also repeal Obamacare’s individual and employer mandates...
  • Legitimizing Anti-Semitism [Obama]

    05/26/2015 10:20:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    New York Sun ^ | May 22, 2015 | May 22, 2015
    ‘And so I think it is not at all contradictory to say that there are deep strains of anti-Semitism in the core regime, but that they also are interested in maintaining power, having some semblance of legitimacy inside their own country, which requires that they get themselves out of what is a deep economic rut that we’ve put them in, and on that basis they are then willing and prepared potentially to strike an agreement on their nuclear program.’ * * * That is the sentence that jumps out at us in respect of President Obama’s latest interview with Jeffrey...
  • Ted Cruz: 'Global Warming Alarmists Are The Equivalent Of The Flat-Earthers'

    05/26/2015 9:31:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 84 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/25/2015 1:12 pm EDT | Kate Sheppard
    Ted Cruz, the junior U.S. senator from Texas and first official contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, compared people who think that the climate is warming to "flat-Earthers" and described himself as a modern-day Galileo in an interview with the Texas Tribune."On the global warming alarmists, anyone who actually points to the evidence that disproves their apocalyptical claims, they don't engage in reasoned debate," Cruz said in an interview with reporter Jay Root on Tuesday. "What do they do? They scream, 'You're a denier.' They brand you a heretic. Today, the global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the...
  • ABC spox in Stephanopoulos flap worked in Clinton White House (the Clinton Coven at ABC)

    05/26/2015 8:50:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/23/15 | FOX NEWS
    The ABC News spox who slow-walked The Washington Free Beacon’s request for comment on ABC's Stephanopoulos’ undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation also worked in the Clinton admin. Heather Riley -- spox for ABC News programs helmed by Stephanopoulous, “GMA” and “This Week” -- worked in the White House press office 1997-2000, according to LinkedIn, and is a member of the Facebook group “Clinton Admin Alumni.” Fox reports The Free Beacon contacted ABC News on the afternoon of May 13 to request comment. “I was just forwarded your email about George. I’m going to send you something,” Riley emailed TFB...
  • Kirkpatrick to Challenge McCain in Arizona

    05/26/2015 8:48:41 AM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 28 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 26, 2015 | Emily Cahn
    Updated, 10:50 a.m. | Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will challenge Republican Sen. John McCain for Senate, according to a source with knowledge of Kirkpatrick’s plans, giving Democrats a top recruit and a potential pickup opportunity. Kirkpatrick made calls Monday to inform people of her plans, the source told CQ Roll Call. Her bid also opens up Arizona’s 1st District, a GOP-leaning seat spanning the northeast quadrant of the state. An hour after this story was published, Kirkpatrick sent out an email making it official. “I love this state, and I’ve worked hard all my life to put Arizona first,” she...
  • Cruz: Media Coverage of Me ‘Backhanded Compliment,’ I’ll Go Straight to People

    05/26/2015 8:48:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Mar 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Presidential candidate and Senator reported that he considers media caricatures of him “a backhanded compliment” and that he would deal with media bias by going around the media “directly to the American people” on Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.”Cruz said that “the media historically paints two caricatures of Republicans. We’re either stupid or evil.” And “I guess I take it as a little bit of a backhanded compliment that the media has, to some extent, invented a third caricature for me, which is crazy…so they do everything they can to paint me as a wild-eyed lunatic with dynamite strapped...
  • ‘Revitalizing’ Detroit with 50,000 Syrian Refugees?

    05/26/2015 8:35:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 26, 2015 | Michael Cutler
    ‘Revitalizing’ Detroit with 50,000 Syrian Refugees?Posted By Michael Cutler On May 26, 2015 @ 12:05 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 16 Comments [1]It has been said that nature abhors a vacuum. The Obama administration’s policies around the world have created power vacuums with severe and often deadly consequences. These vacuums are profoundly impacting the Middle East and the rampage of ISIS and other terror organizations.Today my focus will be on the massive numbers of refugees fleeing the chaos and violence of the Middle East and what this is likely to mean for the United States from a number of perspectives.Millions...
  • Obama Gives Green Light to Force Palestinian Statehood?

    05/26/2015 8:33:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joseph Klein
    Obama Gives Green Light to Force Palestinian Statehood?Posted By Joseph Klein On May 26, 2015 @ 12:06 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 16 Comments [1]President Barack Obama visited an influential conservative Washington D.C. synagogue on May 22nd with the avowed purpose of assuring his audience of about 1000 people that his “commitment to Israel’s security is and always will be unshakeable.” Donning a yarmulke and speaking from the synagogue sanctuary’s bimah where the Torah is recited, Obama claimed that “no U.S. President, no administration has done more to ensure that Israel can protect itself than this one.” Carried away by...
  • Supreme Court to Hear Texas Senate Districts Case

    05/26/2015 7:52:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/26/2015 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures. The case from Texas could be significant for states with large immigrant populations, including Latinos who are children or not citizens. The plaintiffs claim that redrawing electoral districts based on the population of citizens and non-citizens alike violates the constitutional requirement of one person, one vote. The challengers claim that taking account of total population can lead to vast differences in the number of voters in...
  • Sen. Cruz: We Must Carry on the Torch of Freedom

    05/26/2015 7:43:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | May 23, 2014 | Senator Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following letter commemorating Memorial Day.Friends,This Memorial Day weekend, in cities and towns all over America, small red paper flowers will be worn and carried by Americans honoring our veterans.The paper flowers symbolize the poppies WWI veteran John McCrae wrote about in his famous poem, “In Flanders Field,” after being struck by the beauty of the bright red blooms that emerged from the graves of his fellow soldiers.But it was a Georgia teacher named Monia Michael who began the tradition of wearing the red flower in remembrance of those who...
  • PacSun’s upside down American Flag T-shirt considered offensive (POLL TO FREEP)

    05/26/2015 7:33:43 AM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 36 replies
    KDVR Fox 31 Denver ^ | 5/26/2015 | Carly Moore and Chris Jose
    DENVER — A t-shirt for sale online from the popular store PacSun, was making the rounds on social media but not for a good reason. It is a black t-shirt with the American Flag printed on it, but what’s causing uproar is that the flag is upside down. Some say it is offensive for portraying the flag like this, others disagree. The shirt was on sale on Monday at Denver’s Park Meadows mall location. Employees there told FOX31 Denver that they had not received any word from corporate to pull it off the selves as of Monday afternoon. That changed...
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a ‘Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Florida’s most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clinton’s candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: “Walker would be the first president with a GED.”The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Three Boomer Presidents are Enough

    05/26/2015 6:21:01 AM PDT · by ripnbang · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 1, 2015 | William Kristol
    Last week, Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin convened a focus group of Iowa Democrats to discuss Hillary Rodham Clinton. They were Ready for Hillary. Indeed, they were enthusiastic about the prospect. But when Halperin asked them to name an accomplishment of Hillary as secretary of state, they couldn’t come up with one. Nor, for that matter, could they have named an accomplishment of Hillary as senator. Nor as first lady. Nor as Arkansan.....
  • His State to Lose - [South Carolina.]

    05/26/2015 6:17:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 26, 2015 | Tim Alberta
    Photos of South Carolina's most celebrated Republicans crowd every available inch of First Tuesday Strategies' suite—framed on desks, stacked on countertops, pinned to corkboards along the wall. Here, in the offices of the state's premier political firm, the operatives and fundraisers who run the GOP circuit display their allegiances to Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott, and Jim DeMint. But there's one man featured more prominently than anyone else: Marco Rubio. The freshman senator's face is printed on buttons, direct-mail flyers, promotional brochures, dinner programs. He's not from South Carolina. He has never won a race in South Carolina. But the people...
  • Washington is ready to spend

    05/26/2015 6:09:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    Washington wants to spend more. Just four years ago, the nation's rapidly expanding debt was seen as Washington's number one crisis. When House Republicans took the majority in 2011, they made it their overarching mission to rein in spending. Together with the White House, they agreed to limit spending for the next decade by the use of budget caps. Now those spending ceilings are unpopular with members of both parties.
  • House GOP split jeopardizes trade deal

    05/26/2015 6:04:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/26/2015 | VICTORIA GUIDA
    Democrats in Congress are in open warfare with President Barack Obama over his pitch for fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals, but conservative dissenters are conducting their fight quietly behind closed doors — even though they may be the key to approving the deal. So far, about 40 to 45 of the 245 House Republicans, most of them in the far-right wing, are hard “nos” on a bill their own party leaders support as fervently as Obama, according to the independent assessments of three House aides. If they are able to boost their numbers by even a handful of votes,...
  • While Rick Santorum Whines About Rules, Carly Fiorina Steps Up To GOP Debate Challenge

    05/26/2015 5:46:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week Fox News announced rules for it's August 6, 2015 GOP primary debate, the first debate of the 2016 cycle. CNN did the same for it's September 16 debate. Currently, the Republican field sits at nearly two dozen potential candidates. Fox's rules allow for 10 to be on-stage. CNN allows for two groups to debate with 10 frontrunners on stage and a second group of less popular contenders invited to participate in a another forum. Getting into the top 10 on-stage will be determined by averages of public opinion polling. You can learn more about the rules and what they...
  • Disasters at Home and Abroad

    05/26/2015 4:52:08 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/26/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    From ISIS at Ramadi to riots at home, nothing is going right. “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” – W. B. Yeats, “The Second Coming” Things are starting to collapse, abroad and at home. We all sense it, even as we bicker over who caused it and why. ISIS took Ramadi last week. That city once was a Bastogne to the brave Americans who surged to save it in 2007 and 2008. ISIS, once known at the White House as the “Jayvees,” were certainly “on the run” — right into the...
  • When seas rise, will your home be under water? Website helps Miami...

    05/26/2015 4:43:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in conjunction with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center have developed a web app, known as the Sea Level Rise Toolbox, which helps Miami-Dade residents visualize the possible impact of rising seas in South Florida on their neighborhoods. ...."Our goal with our app is to inform residents of South Florida about the potential impact of sea level rise where they live,”–­­ said Susan Jacobson, assistant professor of journalism at FIU and the web app project manager. “We want to help our fellow Floridians understand sea level rise and how it may affect...
  • Meet the 'Dark Money' Phantom (protect Senator Portman time!)

    05/26/2015 4:18:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/26/15 | Carrie Levine
    A "bulldog" Ohio lawyer is helping conservative groups influence elections as opaquely as legally possible. WEST CHESTER, Ohio—Just outside Cincinnati, tucked among insurance agencies, hair salons and a yoga studio, is the nexus of one of the nation’s most mysterious networks pouring secret money into elections. “Langdon Law LLC Political, Election Nonprofit and Constitutional Law,” reads its small sign, which faces the building’s parking lot rather than the street. On a Tuesday afternoon last month, that parking lot was empty. No one answered the Langdon Law office door. Phone calls went unreturned. Unlike other heavy-hitting political lawyers, David Langdon doesn’t...
  • Deputy candidate for Turkey's main opposition injured in armed assault [kneecapped]

    05/26/2015 3:47:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Hurriyet ^ | 5/26/15
    Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy candidate Elif Doğan Türkmen was wounded in an armed attack at around 9 a.m. on May 26 in a restaurant in the southern Turkish province of Adana, Doğan News Agency has reported. Türkmen, who is running for parliament on the CHP ticket as the party’s first candidate from Adana, was injured in the knee after gunshots were fired while she was on her way to a breakfast event, Adana Gov. Mustafa Büyük said, according to state-run Anadolu Agency. Türkmen was hospitalized with not life-threatening injuries, Büyük said. Police have launched an investigation into...
  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare [Who gave us this ACA mess?]

    05/26/2015 3:41:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 26, 2015 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control. [snip] BAD TIMING [snip] HOUSE OF CARDS [snip] STICKER SHOCK FOR SELF-PAY CUSTOMERS [snip] REPUBLICANS TO THE RESCUE? [snip]
  • The Center Is Not Holding (From ISIS at Ramadi to riots at home, nothing is going right)

    05/26/2015 3:09:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/26/15 | Victor Davis Hanson
    “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” – W. B. Yeats, “The Second Coming” Things are starting to collapse, abroad and at home. We all sense it, even as we bicker over who caused it and why. ISIS took Ramadi last week. That city once was a Bastogne to the brave Americans who surged to save it in 2007 and 2008. ISIS, once known at the White House as the “Jayvees,” were certainly “on the run” — right into the middle of that strategically important city. On a smaller scale, ISIS is...
  • Critics: Clinton Ex-Im Advocacy Embodies Cronyism Allegations

    05/26/2015 3:00:30 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/26/15 | Lachlan Markay
    Hillary Clinton’s advocacy for an obscure government agency often accused of cronyism exemplifies her status as the consummate self-dealing Washington insider, according to critics of the likely Democratic presidential nominee.Freedom Partners, a trade association backed by libertarian philanthropists Charles and David Koch, sought to tie Clinton’s advocacy on behalf of the U.S. Export-Import Bank on Friday to large corporate donations to her family’s foundation.A review of the Clinton Foundation’s donor rolls reveals financial support by a number of Ex-Im beneficiaries, including foreign state-owned corporations and a French bank that last year admitted to violating sanctions against a state-sponsor of terrorism.The...
  • Scott Walker says $499 million 'structural surplus' is ahead

    05/26/2015 3:00:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Politifact Wisconsin ^ | May 26, 2015 | Dave Umhoefer
    The education funding cuts in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2015-’17 budget rankled critics because at one point a nearly $1 billion surplus was projected for the start of that budget. Walker and fellow Republicans returned much of the surplus to taxpayers in 2014, and then slower-than-predicted growth in tax collections further boxed in the GOP entering the new budget cycle. Now, while campaigning for president, Walker eagerly touts his budget as fiscally responsible. He is even using the "S" word again -- surplus. "At the end of the budget we're debating right now for our next two years in my...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - May 26, 2015

    05/26/2015 2:38:35 AM PDT · by sneakers · 26 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.