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  • Carson to skip his own New Hampshire primary party

    02/09/2016 9:58:18 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/9/16 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Ben Carson will be notably absent from his New Hampshire primary party on Tuesday. The retired neurosurgeon will instead fly to South Carolina in the afternoon, his campaign said. Following Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, South Carolina Republicans will vote next, on Feb. 20. The decision to leave New Hampshire early comes after Carson's campaign last week said he would be going home to Florida instead of campaigning in New Hampshire or South Carolina following the Iowa caucuses.
  • Released felons gain right to vote in Maryland following veto override

    02/09/2016 9:52:02 AM PST · by House Atreides · 14 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 9, 2016 | Erin Cox
    The Maryland Senate narrowly overrode Gov. Larry Hogan's final veto from last year's General Assembly session, paving the way to reinstate voting rights to felons before they complete probation or parole. The 29-18 vote on Tuesday puts the law on the books 30 days from now and represents a political defeat for Hogan, a Republican. The bill was the sixth that Hogan vetoed last year, and the sixth the Democrat-controlled General Assembly reinstated. The vote, twice delayed in order to muster enough support, followed an expansive debate that touched on resolving racial disparities in the criminal justice system and protecting...
  • Rubio downplays expectations in New Hampshire

    02/09/2016 9:47:37 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/08/16 | Hanna Trudo
    Marco Rubio, reeling from Saturday night's debate performance, sought to downplay expectations of a top-tier finish in New Hampshire during an interview with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt. “Well, every state is different. You know, in New Hampshire you have some candidates that literally have a campaign nowhere else. They only have a New Hampshire campaign. And so these are people that have invested all of their resources in one place. So that's a challenge," Rubio told Holt.-snip-“You have Donald Trump that's consistently been in first place now since June or July. He's the clear front-runner. So it's a...
  • Donald Trump's creative defense of vulgar insult: 'I was doing everybody a favor'

    02/09/2016 9:47:12 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/09/2016 | Colin Campbell
    As New Hampshire voters headed to the polls Tuesday, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump downplayed his use of a crude insult the day before. "It was like a retweet," Trump said during an interview on "Fox & Friends." "I would never say a word like that," he further insisted.
  • Marco Rubio Raises Expectations, Predicts Victory in New Hampshire

    02/09/2016 9:39:39 AM PST · by Rockitz · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) predicted victory in the New Hampshire primary tomorrow, setting expectations high for his campaign. At a rally in Nashua this evening, Marco Rubio had this to say as he wrapped up his speech in New Hampshire: “Get up early tomorrow and vote … because we’re going to do as well as we possibly can. I believe it’s going to lead to victory not just in this primary, but I believe it’s going to lead to victory in November.” Rubio arrived at 6:45 for the 6:30 rally but immediately set up for a Fox News interview, using...
  • Hillary Clinton: 'We now have driven costs down to the lowest they've been in 50 years'

    02/09/2016 9:38:50 AM PST · by GilGil · 16 replies
    Politifact ^ | 01/18/2016 | Eugene Emery
    Our ruling Clinton said during the debate, "We now have driven costs down to the lowest they've been in 50 years." Although the rate of growth has been at historic lows, the actual per-person cost of health care has increased steadily over the last half century. Only the rate of decline has slowed, a very different measure. The Clinton campaign acknowledges that the candidate misspoke. We rate her claim as False.
  • Fox News accidentally reports Donald Trump as the winner in New Hampshire

    02/09/2016 9:31:06 AM PST · by McGruff · 43 replies
    POLITICO ^ | February 9, 2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL and HADAS GOLD
    Donald Trump won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday -- according to a premature Fox News report. Citing every precinct reporting, Fox News' website accidentally published election results declaring Trump the winner with 28 percent support and 14 delegates. "During routine testing in preparation for the New Hampshire primary a malfunction occurred which briefly showed errant data on our website," Fox News Chief Digital Officer Jeff Misenti said in a statement. "This error has been rectified. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused."
  • Fiorina: Marine Corp leaders should decide on jobs open to women

    02/09/2016 8:58:49 AM PST · by Bruce Campbells Chin · 22 replies
    The Greenville News ^ | September 24, 2015 | Rudolph Bell
    Fiorina: Marine Corp leaders should decide on jobs open to women Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said in Greenville Thursday that Marine Corps leaders should be allowed to make their own decisions about whether to let women join ground-combat units without political interference from above. The Obama administration and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus are pushing to open all military jobs to women, despite a Marine Corps study of women in combat that found all-male units performed significantly better than mixed-gender units on tactical tests and that women were injured more than twice as often as men. Asked about the issue...
  • Pat Caddell: Voters ‘Are So Angry,’ They ‘Want Their Country Back’

    02/09/2016 8:55:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 9,2016 | DAN RIEHL
    Speaking of voters, said Caddell, They are so angry … I shouldn’t just say angry, they are so alienated from their government in a democracy … they are so believing in the corruption, numbers in the eighty-percentile and higher, they believe the country is in decline and the political class just doesnt care. Citing voters concerns for both themselves and their childrens futures, said Caddell, “They have really disdained both political parties now.” Caddell said the great American middle has become about 60 percent of the electorate who vote non-partisan and want real change. “And they want their country back,...
  • Trump vows to push LGBT rights, hedges on pro-marriage litmus test

    02/09/2016 8:53:30 AM PST · by wagglebee · 113 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    CONCORD, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Does Donald Trump support the gay agenda or oppose it? On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, observers are still scratching their heads about where the GOP frontrunner actually stands. Trump has repeatedly and consistently said he supports the natural definition of marriage, but can a President Trump be relied on to promote it resolutely and cogently? It is this question that has many marriage activists expressing concern about his increasingly likely hold on the GOP nomination. In fact, the National Organization for Marriage has gone so far as to say...
  • Bill Stumping for Hillary Clinton: 'Sometimes ... I Wish We Weren't Married'

    02/09/2016 8:48:38 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 9,2016 | by MONICA ALBA
    HUDSON, N.H. — In his last appearance before the primary here on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton said he wishes "sometimes" that he wasn't married to Hillary Clinton because then he could speak more freely. "Sometimes when I am on a stage like this, I wish that we weren't married, then I could say what I really think," Bill Clinton said before introducing his wife at a rally. "I don't mean that in a negative way. I am happy." The 42nd president, who until now had been notably restrained in stump speeches for his wife, unleashed some harsh words against...
  • Cruz Campaign Responds to Donald Trump: ‘Lets Not Forget Who Whipped Who in Iowa’

    02/09/2016 8:44:22 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 9, 2016 | MICHELLE FIELDS
    The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is hitting back at Donald Trump, after Trump repeated an offensive remark, by reminding Trump not to "forget who whipped who in Iowa." At a Trump rally on Monday, a woman in the crowd shouted that Cruz was, "a pussy." "She just said a terrible thing," Trump said while smirking. "You know what she said? Shout it out," Trump told the woman. "Okay, you're not allowed to say and I never expect to hear that from you again," Trump said. "I never expect to hear that from you again! She...
  • The Case Against Marco Rubio And For Ted Cruz

    02/09/2016 8:34:03 AM PST · by TBBT · 19 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 2/9/16 | DrewM.
    It's easy to pick Ted Cruz if the choices are, well, everyone else still running for the GOP nomination. As I refuse to insult my fellow citizens by entertaining the idea that Donald Trump is a serious candidate worthy of debate, I will focus on why conservatives should pick Cruz over Marco Rubio. First, let me say it if it isn't clear...if I were a Republican who could vote in a GOP primary, I'd vote Cruz. He's not my first choice, in fact he's my 5th of this cycle, but here we are. It's Not Just Amnesty The easy knock...
  • Bernie and Hillary's Miserable World

    02/09/2016 8:29:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    The Democrat Party presidential debates have been so snooze-worthy, it's enough to make you wonder if maybe the Democrat National Committee should schedule future debates sometime between Bernie Sanders' and Hillary Clinton's afternoon naps and the senior citizen early bird hour over at Golden Corral. At the very least, these Democrat candidates should chug some Geritol before taking the stage, which might inspire some positive policy proposals as opposed to all the misery they seem to find hiding under every rock across the country. In contrast, the message of real hope and change is coming from the other side of...
  • I Miss Barack Obama

    02/09/2016 8:17:07 AM PST · by Baynative · 47 replies
    NYT ^ | Feb 9, 2016 | David Brooks
    Hillary Clinton is constantly having to hold these defensive press conferences when she's trying to explain away some vaguely shady shortcut she's taken, or decision she has made, but Obama has not had to do that. He and his wife have not only displayed superior integrity themselves, they have mostly attracted and hired people with high personal standards. ~snip~ He's exuded this basic care and respect for the dignity of others time and time again. Let's put it this way: Imagine if Barack and Michelle Obama joined the board of a charity you're involved in. You'd be happy to have...
  • Donald Trump On Hillary Clinton: "In A Certain Way, Evil"

    02/09/2016 8:03:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday’s “Morning Joe,” Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump played a round of word association with co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Among the topics offered to Trump were other candidates for the White House, including Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who he described as evil.
  • Notes on Cultural Collapse

    02/09/2016 8:03:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Bill Murchison
    That Donald Trump, in his quest to lead us back to national greatness, feels free to brag, distort, lampoon, defame and empty his personal trash on every political doorstep is one sign -- but hardly the only one -- of a few changes in America's moral makeup over the past half century. There's also the current dust-up in Dallas, Texas, over the city's alleged inability to block a "sex expo" in the local convention center. The mayor wants to bar the door to "Exxxotica," as the convention calls itself. Various local groups second the motion. "Can't do it," wail officials...
  • Republicans Debate: Should Women Be Drafted?

    02/09/2016 7:53:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Toward the end of the eighth Republican presidential debate, the moderators introduced a new subject which has been absent from stump speeches and ignored in the seven previous debates. ABC's Martha Raddatz, who covered the war in Iraq, asked the candidates whether young women should be required to sign up for Selective Service if the military draft is reinstated, just as young men are required to do. Senator Marco Rubio, whose teenage daughters were seated in the first row, was called on first. "I have no problem whatsoever with people of either gender serving in combat," Rubio began. "I do...
  • Clinton staff shakeup may be coming

    02/09/2016 7:46:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/2016
    Hillary Clinton is weighing a staff shakeup after Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, according to Politico. Both Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, are unhappy with the direction of the campaign's messaging and digital operations and had been considering changing staff and strategy after the first four voting states. But a source told Politico that the Clintons now want to consider such changes earlier. Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders by a razor-thin margin in last week's Iowa caucuses, but the latest polls show her trailing Sanders by double digits in New Hampshire, which will hold its primary Tuesday. "The Clintons...
  • California issues 650,000 driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants in 2015

    02/09/2016 7:44:14 AM PST · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Staff
    Since California implemented Assembly Bill 60 last January, an estimated 605,000 driver's licenses were issued to undocumented immigrants in the Golden State, with 400,000 of these licenses issued during the first six months of 2015.Immigrant rights groups and traffic safety experts have hailed the law because, they say, it means more drivers will be properly trained, licensed and more likely to have car insurance."We believe that this new law increases safety on California roads by putting licensed drivers behind the steering wheel," Artemio Armenta, a spokesman for the California Department of Motor Vehicles, told the Los Angeles Times. But some...
  • Donald Trump Repeats Offensive Name for Ted Cruz at Rally

    02/09/2016 7:39:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    TIME ^ | 02/09/2016 | Tessa Berenson
    Trump repeated the phrase to an arena of about 5,000 people Donald Trump often boasts about not being politically correct, but he took it one step further Monday night in New Hampshire when he repeated a dirty name for Ted Cruz. The word was first yelled by a woman in the audience in Manchester, N.H., when Trump was talking about the Texas Senator not being pro-waterboarding, which Trump earlier on Monday said is 'the least form of torture, if it's torture at all.' 'He's a pussy!' the audience member yelled about Cruz. Trump then repeated the phrase into the microphone...
  • Deace: New Hampshire Primary Predictions

    02/09/2016 7:23:12 AM PST · by JediJones · 47 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/9/2016 | Steve Deace
    After nailing my Iowa Caucus predictions last week, the mucky mucks here at Conservative Review have asked me to see if I can do it again... 1. Donald Trump - 25% Trump has been leading the polls in the granite state for months. While I believe he will underperform his public polling dominance once more, the lack of a coalesced rival - like Trump faced in Iowa with Cruz - gives him the edge in a crowded field. Not to mention that if a progressive nationalist like Trump can't win the least religious state in the country, then I'm not...
  • Vote for Sanders, Then Rot in Hell?

    02/09/2016 7:03:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other," said former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in a message to young women voters at a weekend campaign event for Hillary Clinton. Clinton punctuated Albright's comment with her loud, phony laugh. Team Clinton later pointed out that Albright has used that line for years. Clinton herself described the line as "lighthearted," but pointed. Pointed? As in: Vote for Sanders, rot in hell. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem went further than Albright when she told comedian Bill Maher that young women supported Sanders because, "The boys are with Bernie."...
  • Liberal Race-Baiters Embarrassed On Univision's Al Punto (Cruz-hater smackdown)

    02/09/2016 6:56:39 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 4 replies
    News Busters ^ | February 9, 2016 | Jorge Bonilla
    It is not often that Univision News features a master class on how to smash tired racial grievance narratives, but that's exactly what happened on Sunday's Al Punto. Star anchor and chief racial demagogue Jorge Ramos, caught between his anchor and activist roles, could only watch helplessly...
  • Sanders' last night turns into hippie music festival

    02/09/2016 6:39:09 AM PST · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Ariel Cohen
    DURHAM, New Hampshire - While Hillary Clinton held a serious rally in down state New Hampshire with two senators and a former President Monday night, Bernie Sanders supporters gathered at the University of New Hampshire to sit on the floor and sing songs on the last night before the New Hampshire primary.Hundreds of students filled the university's Whittemore Center to hear a series of alternative rock bands such as Young the Giant, Matt Nathanson and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros open for Bernie Sanders. In between performances, organizers and minor celebrities such as Emily Ratajkowski praised the candidate and...
  • Bill Clinton’s 'Bimbos' Flock to Team Trump

    02/09/2016 6:33:05 AM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Gideon Resnick
    As Donald Trump descended his podium at a rally in Arkansas last week, a familiar scene of screaming fans met him with requests for autographs and selfies. Everything was gaudy in a typically Trumpian way but for the presence of one person in particular: Paula Jones. "Go ahead honey, go," Trump told Jones as she turns around for a selfie with the Republican frontrunner. When her husband introduced himself, Trump leaned over the railing and said "you got lucky man, look how beautiful," before moving along down the line.(snip) Jones, who did not return multiple requests for comment by The...
  • Bernie and Hillary's America

    02/09/2016 6:32:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Watching last Thursday's debate between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, one might have thought a Republican had been in the White House for nearly eight years. Hearing their complaints about the economy (bad), discrimination (rampant), health care (too many without it), unemployment (too many not working, or working at low-paying jobs), it appeared hope had died and change is all we have left in our pockets. To hear these two ultra-liberals tell it, we are a horrible, miserable, evil nation. We are bigots, we are greedy because we won't surrender more of our income to the...
  • Seven Facts About the Black Panther Party Amid Beyoncé Super Bowl Tribute

    02/09/2016 6:25:41 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/8/2016 | Jerome Hudson
    The part-socialist, part-black nationalist Black Panther Party is headline news again, thanks to Beyonce's Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance of her song "Formation,"-"a big wet kiss to Black Lives Matter" that pays tribute to the 1960s militant group. In the fall of 1966, the Black Panther Party was founded by left-wing militants Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Newton, like Seale, had several run-ins with police. He was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for the shooting death of an Oakland police officer. Publicity around his arrest and the popularity of "Free Newton" propaganda provided the public...
  • University of Chicago Law Professor: Cruz not Eligible

    02/09/2016 6:22:54 AM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | February 9, 2016 | Behind the Blue Wall
    The words natural born citizen, and their original meaning at the time that this constitutional clause was crafted, go a long way to answering this question. In founding-era America, like today, a person could be a citizen by virtue of birth on American territory; a citizen by virtue of a statute that granted citizenship to him at birth; a "naturalized" citizen, meaning one who entered the country as an alien but later obtained citizenship via a process determined by law; and a foreigner. A natural born citizen cannot be a foreigner. Foreigners are not citizens. A natural born citizen cannot...
  • title:Fox News is Marco Rubio's Unofficial Super-Pac and Using Megyn Kelly to Sell It

    02/09/2016 6:10:41 AM PST · by libstripper · 11 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Sindance
    Tonight, in advance of the New Hampshire vote tomorrow, Megyn Kelly goes into full defense mode to protect Senator Marco Rubio from his horrible debate performance. You can watch the full-frontal effort HERE Immediately after interviewing Marco Rubio, she brings in who? Wait for it… wait for it…. Yep, Governor Chris Christie. Watch:
  • Ted Cruz Is Not Eligible to Be President

    02/09/2016 6:06:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 123 replies
    Slate ^ | February 8, 2016 | Eris Posner
    With Ted Cruz the victor of the first contest of the GOP nominating calendar, we can no longer avoid the question mischievously posed by Donald Trump: Is Cruz ineligible to be president? Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. The Constitution says that only a “natural born citizen” can be president. Is Cruz a natural born citizen? (You may recall that before he attacked Cruz on this front, Trump spent months flogging a ludicrous version of this critique against President Obama, who was actually born in the United States, unlike Cruz.)
  • Trump Calls Hillary 'In a Certain Way, Evil'

    02/09/2016 6:00:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    About to begin her word-asociation game about the other candidates with Donald Trump, Mika Brzezinski said "I'm scared to do this." Prescient on Mika's part. Because although Trump had been in a relatively light-hearted mood during his Morning Joe appearance today, things suddenly got deadly serious. When it came time to give his word on Hillary, and despite having been reminded that she had attended his wedding, Trump said: "in a certain way evil." Making clear it was no slip of the tongue, Trump repeated himself: "in a certain way, evil." Mika's "whoah!" in response probably spoke for a lot...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Geert Wilders: Stopping Islamic Immigration Is a Matter of Survival

    02/09/2016 5:48:47 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/9/2016 | Geert Wilders
    In April last year, the renowned nonpartisan Pew Research Center released a report on the future growth of world religions. The content was shocking. The report states that, if current trends continue, Islam will almost equal Christianity by 2050. While the world's population is expected to rise by 35 per cent until the middle of this century, Islam will grow with a staggering 73 per cent.
  • GOP's Platoon of Accomplished Governors Falls Flat With Voters

    02/09/2016 5:46:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    The Iowa caucuses may have only muddied the waters in the race for the White House, but they did almost definitively decide one thing: The next president will not be a governor. That's an amazing revelation because, just one year ago, the smart money was betting that the next president would be a Republican governor. The governors were supposed to be the GOP's talent pool. If the nominee wasn't going to be Jeb Bush, the former two-term Florida CEO with a sterling job performance, voters would surely look to Wisconsin's Scott Walker, the conservative warrior for financial sanity and labor...
  • Marco Rubio, Lampooned for Repeating Himself, Does It Again

    02/09/2016 5:39:29 AM PST · by TBBT · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/8/16 | Jeremy W. Peters and Alex Thompson
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Maybe it was just the end of a long, tiring day of campaigning. Or maybe Senator Marco Rubio's opponents have gotten into his head. But on Monday, Mr. Rubio, the Florida Republican, who has been under relentless criticism for uttering his talking points over and over in Saturday's presidential debate, had another repetitious lapse. Speaking to a crowd in Nashua, he was lamenting the decline in American family values. Then he lamented the decline in American values again. This is what he said verbatim, as his wife and four children looked on: "We are taking our message...
  • How History Shapes the New Hampshire Primary

    02/09/2016 5:32:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Benning Wentworth is not a name you'll run across in New Hampshire primary coverage. But he arguably did as much as anyone else to establish the political culture -- or cultures -- of America's first-in-the-nation primary state. Wentworth was governor of New Hampshire from 1741 to 1766, the longest-serving colonial governor, and with his father he successfully lobbied to make New Hampshire, surrounded by Massachusetts and its Maine territory, a separate colony. This insulated New Hampshire's religiously diverse seacoast and backwoods from Massachusetts' Puritan busybodies -- and from its customs and tax collectors. Wentworth himself was not much at obeying...
  • Bernie Sanders Prevails and G.O.P. Has 3-Way Tie as 3 New Hampshire Towns Vote

    02/09/2016 5:28:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2015 | Jess Bidgood
    The results are in. Or, at least, the first results from the tiny New Hampshire towns - Dixville Notch, Millsfield and Hart's Location - that practice the time-honored tradition of voting at midnight to claim the distinction of casting the election's first primary ballots. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont emerged as the Democrats' big winner of the wee hours on Tuesday, with 17 votes in total, while Hillary Clinton received nine. On the Republican side, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Donald J. Trump and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio each had nine votes. Oh, and in Hart's Location, a Democrat...
  • After Getting Police Escort, Beyonce Spews Black Lives Matter Message at Super Bowl

    02/09/2016 5:05:08 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/8/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was no fan of the Super Bowl 50 halftime show - particularly the part where Beyoncé showed up. Appearing on "Fox and Friends" Monday morning, he was outraged that the artist clearly used her performance to convey an anti-police message. Her backup dancers, it appeared, were dressed as members of the Black Panther Party. Fox News offers a detailed explanation of their controversial outfits:
  • Hoary old Bill (Clinton) making liberals sweat (poor old codger alert)

    02/09/2016 4:59:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2016 | Russ Vaughn
    Brit Hume, speaking on FOX News, noted that Bill Clinton is now an elderly man - a thought that I'll wager has been going through many American minds since last Monday night, when Hillary gave her post-caucus acceptance...er, victory speech in Iowa. [Snip] The visage that Bill wore for much of that harangue was truly revealing - more like something you'd see in a nursing home day room than on a presidential campaign stage. His head drooped, and his mouth frequently gaped open in what almost appeared to be a slack-eyed but leering old geezer smile directed towards his partner's...
  • National poll: Cruz and Rubio surged after Iowa

    02/09/2016 4:10:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | February 9, 2015 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are riding a wave of momentum after strong finishes in Iowa. Donald Trump maintains a double-digit lead over his Republican rivals, but Rubio has experienced the largest surge, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey tracking poll released Tuesday. The billionaire businessman has 35 percent support nationally among Republicans and Republican-leaning voters. Ted Cruz, who won the Iowa caucuses last week, has 20 percent support, followed by Rubio in third with 17 percent support. Ben Carson is at 7 percent, and the rest of the field is at 3 percent or less. While Trump still leads by...
  • Check Out The Results Of The Hannity.com GOP Primary Poll [Informational only]]

    02/09/2016 4:06:59 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 18 replies
    SEAN HANNITY ^ | February 5th 2016
    A new poll released by Quinnipiac University shows Donald Trump remains at the head of the GOP presidential pack nationwide. The poll shows Trump with 31 percent, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 22 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 19 percent. Dr. Ben Carson has 6 percent, with 9 percent undecided and no other candidate above 3 percent. After 3 days of polling (February 5-February 7) and over 64,000 votes cast, here's where the Hannity audience stands:
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show February 9, 2015.

    02/09/2016 3:55:01 AM PST · by GregB · 7 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 www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - February 9, 2016

    02/09/2016 12:42:14 AM PST · by sneakers · 16 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 monthly 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.
  • Bill on Campaign Trail: 'Sometimes ..I Wish We Weren't Married'

    02/09/2016 12:14:07 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | February 08, 2016 | nbc
    "Sometimes when I am on a stage like this, I wish that we weren't married, then I could say what I really think," Bill Clinton said
  • Is Elgin-O'Hare extension caught in political roadblock?

    02/09/2016 12:06:23 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | January 14, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    A divide between the Illinois tollway and Chicago on the cost of airport land needed for the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway extension is threatening progress on the massive project, considered vital for the suburbs. An agreement to sell property on the western edge of O'Hare to the tollway at market value more than a decade ago has disintegrated, officials said, and the city's latest price tag of about $190 million is giving the tollway sticker-shock. "We've been negotiating for a long time. ... It's within the last couple of months I've realized how far apart we were," tollway Chairman Robert Schillerstrom said....
  • Kasich, Sanders win first first-in-the-nation primary contests - Cruz takes Millsfield

    02/08/2016 11:54:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Daniel Chaitin
    As the clock struck midnight, voting began in three tiny towns in New Hampshire, including Dixville Notch, whose residents have a pretty good reputation for picking the eventual party nominees. The other two towns participating in midnight voting are Millsfield and Hart's Location. "...............In Millsfield, Ted Cruz reportedly pulled away from the pack with nine votes, ahead of second place Trump. Clinton beat Sanders two votes to one. Kasich earned a second victory in Hart's Location, beating second place Trump five votes to four. Meanwhile, Sanders took a commanding 12 votes to Clinton's five.
  • DIXVILLE NOTCH NEW HAMPSHIRE LIVE STREAMING

    02/08/2016 8:50:39 PM PST · by knarf · 207 replies
    http://www.nh1.com/live-streaming/ ^ | february 8, 2016 | knarf
    Supposed to be live streaming of the first votes cast at midnight
  • Klamath River dams moving toward removal despite congressional barriers ( CA & OR )

    02/08/2016 9:41:55 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Bettina Boxall
    California, Oregon and the federal government are working on a way around congressional barriers to the removal of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. The states, the U.S. Interior Department and the owner of the dams, PacifiCorp, announced Tuesday that they have agreed in principle to pursue removal through the federal dam relicensing process. The move comes after a complex deal to decommission four hydroelectric dams and restore portions of the historic salmon river fell apart when Congress failed to act on a crucial piece of the pact by a Dec. 31 deadline. Republican members of Congress and local elected...
  • Trump to Savage: Maybe Obama doesn't want to defeat ISIS

    02/08/2016 9:34:49 PM PST · by Milhous · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 02/08/2016
    In another wide-ranging interview with talk-radio host Michael Savage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested President Obama might not have a desire to defeat the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, and the real-estate billionaire shied away from declaring he would win the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. Trump repeated his observation that President Obama refuses to identify the enemy as "radical Islamic terrorism," insisting ISIS and other groups have nothing to do with Islam. "It's radical Islamic terrorism, and we have a president who won't even use the words," he said. "If you don't use the words, you're never going to get...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/09

    02/08/2016 8:59:59 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 202 replies
    My own workup | 02/09/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The New Hampshire Primary takes place today. Only vote on this thread on: 02/09/2016 another thread will pop up moments before: 02/10/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it three minutes or so on each end, so...