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  • IRS Must Say If White House Sought Taxpayers’ Information: Judge

    08/28/2015 11:04:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    IRS Must Say If White House Sought Taxpayers’ Information: Judge Stephen Dinan - August 28. A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over the records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayers’ private information from the tax agency, delivering a victory to a group that for two years has been trying to pry the data loose. It’s not clear that there were any such requests — but Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot just refuse to say so by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws, known as section 6103 of the tax code. “This court questions...
  • How Huma Abedin Operated At The Center Of The Clinton Universe [Future Chief of Staff?]

    08/28/2015 10:55:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    How Huma Abedin Operated At The Center Of The Clinton Universe By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger August 27 As Hillary Rodham Clinton was preparing for her farewell international trip as secretary of state, her close aide and confidante Huma Abedin e-mailed a small number of longtime political allies to help arrange an intimate get-together at a private club in Dublin. “Maybe we can all gather for drinks/dinner and HRC can come join for as long as she can?” Abedin wrote. The December 2012 event showcased the unique position that Abedin occupied at the apex of the Clintons’ public...
  • Emails Show Bill Clinton Asked State Dept. For OK On N. Korea, Congo Invites [TrailerPark Trash?]

    08/28/2015 10:37:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 28, 2015 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Emails Show Bill Clinton Asked State Dept. For OK On N. Korea, Congo Invites By Barnini Chakraborty WASHINGTON – Newly surfaced emails show the Clinton Foundation asked the State Department about proceeding with two presumably paid speeches for former President Bill Clinton in North Korea and the Republic of the Congo, despite each engagement’s ties to repressive regimes. The emails, obtained by FoxNews.com, surfaced as part of a records request by the group Citizens United. In both sets of 2012 emails between the foundation led by Bill Clinton and the department led by wife Hillary Clinton, the former president’s team...
  • Up from Trumpism ("Trump’s appeal is a cartoon version of Richard Nixon’s")

    08/28/2015 9:28:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The September 7, 2015 Issue | William Kristol
    ‘The Muse of History must not be fastidious.” Thus Churchill the historian. But as Churchill the politician knew, the Muse of Politics must not be fastidious either. Which brings us to Donald Trump. Trump is, to say the least, not in favor among the fastidious. He’s not even in much favor among those of us who are nonfastidious in our politics. We at The Weekly Standard enjoy the rough-and-readiness of the American political scene—but we also understand the distinction between a reality show and reality, between performing and governing. We love American democracy and are impressed by Trump’s mastery of...
  • On Point With Sarah Palin • Governor Jeb Bush • 8/28/15

    08/28/2015 9:07:19 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 9 replies
    Bush's Campaign Commitment to Individuals with Special Needs. He's claiming to be a champion for the disabled in this video.
  • 'He's one of the great sleaze bags of our time':...

    08/28/2015 8:46:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/28/15 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    ...Trump accuses Clinton aide of sharing secret emails with 'perv' husband Anthony Weiner Trump launched highly personal attack on Clinton aide Huma Abedin Accused her of sharing secret emails with husband Anthony Weiner He branded Weiner a 'perv' and 'one of the great sleaze bags of our time' Trump also called America the 'sucker' of the international community Said U.S. 'gets involved in everything' without asking for anything back In typically brash style Donald Trump has tonight taken a blistering aim at Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin during an event for supporters in Boston. Discussing the Clinton email...
  • Adm.James Lyons Center for Security Policy Defeat Jihad Summit4

    08/28/2015 8:42:46 PM PDT · by Baynative · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 11, 2015 | Kenneth Sikorski
    ”Islam is Islam, there are no modifiers in it, it’s a political movement masquerading as a religion.” Filmed at the Center for Security Policy 11.2.2015
  • 'On Point' with Gov. Sarah Palin & Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 8:24:03 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 36 replies
    youtube ^ | 08/28/15 | One America News Network
    'On Point' with Gov. Sarah Palin & Donald Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeju2SG7UMA
  • The American Report Radio LIVE – Saturday, 8/29, 8am EST

    08/28/2015 7:33:29 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    The American Report ^ | August 28, 2015 | The American Report
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  • Democratic challengers launch attacks against Clinton, party leadership

    08/28/2015 6:38:03 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies
    Washington post ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | By Philip Rucker, Anne Gearan and Dan Balz
    Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to cement her standing as the rightful leader of the Democratic Party here Friday, but two of her challengers launched a fierce counterattack against her and a party establishment they see as trying to hand her the 2016 presidential nomination. What began as a routine forum of candidate speeches evolved into a surprisingly dramatic day at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting, as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley issued thinly veiled attacks on Clinton and the party leadership. Speaking from the dais, with DNC Chairwoman Debbie ­Wasserman Schultz sitting a few...
  • WaPo Fails to Identify ‘Close’ Clinton Adviser Used in Ignatius Column to Clear Hillary

    08/28/2015 6:17:31 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/28/2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post published a column Thursday night by David Ignatius that purports to clear leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing in exclusively using a home brew server kept in her home that held top secret classified information during her four year tenure as secretary of state. The column is entitled The Hillary Clinton e-mail ‘scandal’ that isn’t. Ignatius’ lead defense witness for Clinton is one Jeffrey Smith who is given four paragraphs of quotes defending Clinton. Ignatius identifies Smith as “a former CIA general counsel who’s now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speaks At Fundraiser In Norwood, MA

    08/28/2015 5:41:09 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 67 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-28-15 | Donald Trump
    GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump spoke at a fundraiser in Norwood Massachusetts hosted by Ernie Boch, Jr.
  • Trump attended big-donor fundraiser last month

    08/28/2015 5:14:41 PM PDT · by JediJones · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/23/15 | Katy O'Donnell
    Despite his prior pledge to self-fund his campaign, the billionaire businessman now appears to be embracing big donors. ...even as Trump publicly scorned other candidates’ use of super PACs, he tacitly gave approval to the Make America Great Again PAC by attending a fundraiser the group held [in July]. Trump spoke for between 10 and 15 minutes at the mid-July fundraiser, where about 200 people packed into a private residence in Manhattan. “There are so many people wanting to contribute and I am so grateful for their support. I appreciate the moral investment in my vision to Make America Great...
  • Trump: The Problem is Not Guns, It is Mental Illness

    08/28/2015 5:13:11 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 35 replies
    Tea Party ^ | August 27, 2015 | Tea Party
    During an interview with CNN on Thursday, presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said the issue in the wake of the shooting in Virginia is not guns, but mental illness.
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Press Conference in Norwood, MA (8-28-15)

    08/28/2015 4:37:47 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 86 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-28-15 | Donald Trump
    Was not covered by Fox. CNN, MSNBC all there. Think there is a speech to follow.
  • O’Malley blasts Democratic leaders for ‘rigged’ 2016 debate process

    08/28/2015 4:14:28 PM PDT · by McGruff · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley effectively declared war on the Democratic Party leadership here Friday, blasting the party for what he called a "rigged" debate process in the presidential nominating contest and demanding it sanction additional debates. O'Malley, who has struggled to gain traction in the polls this summer, used his appearance before the Democratic National Committee meeting to angrily denounce the party's rules that he argued were a disadvantage to all the candidates and a disservice to Democrats.
  • MSNBC Guest: Trump Makes It Hard for Fox News to Keep Its 'Rubes in the Paddock'

    08/28/2015 4:08:35 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Care to see the sneering face of supercilious liberal condescension? Check out the video clip of John Fogelsang, a Sirius host who appeared on MSNBC this afternoon. He laid out a loony conspiracy theory according to which Fox News wanted to "give" the GOP nomination to Jeb, so that he in turn could lose to Hillary, and Fox could be the "hate Hillary network" for the next four years. According to Fogelsang, the rise of Donald Trump has upset Fox's plans: "Roger Ailes has a real big problem: how are you going to keep your rubes in your own paddock...
  • Drowning in Weak Polling, How Long Can Lindsey Graham Stay in 2016 Race?

    08/28/2015 4:06:45 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 28 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/28/15 | Matthew Fleming
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential campaign has had a tough time getting traction so far, and a new Quinnipiac University poll keeps him in the conversation about who might be the first of the 17 Republican presidential candidates to fold. But do his low poll numbers suggest the end is near? The poll released Thursday showed nothing new: The South Carolina Republican has been unable to differentiate himself from other candidates in any way. But the national poll — which says that 13 percent of Republican or leans-Republican voters said they’d never vote for him and zero percent said they would...
  • Donald Trump Opens Up About His Brother's Alcoholism

    08/28/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by JediJones · 24 replies
    StarPulse.com ^ | 2/10/2011 | StarPulse.com
    The tycoon-turned-reality TV star watched his older sibling struggle for years with a alcohol problem, which eventually claimed his life. And the 64 year old admits he has never been tempted to sip even a drop of alcohol, after his brother repeatedly warned him to stay away from the bottle. He tells Piers Morgan, "I've never had drugs. I've never had a cigarette and I don't drink coffee. I have other problems, I guess! "I had an older brother named Fred...he started drinking. It got worse and worse. He also smoked a lot. "He was about 10 years older and...
  • Everyone Knows She's a Liar, But She'll Be the Democrat Nominee Because There's Nobody Else

    08/28/2015 3:57:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, if you permit me a brief personal aside, here: Everybody is sending me e-mails about Hillary Clinton. Do any of you really, really think she's not going to be the nominee? Come on, let's get serious! There isn't anybody else that's gonna be the Democrat nominee. All of this doesn't mean anything. ... For crying out loud, you see what happened with Ed Rendell, Fast Eddie? A couple of days ago -- we've even got the sound bite here -- Fast Eddie comes out and says, "You know what? I'm really, really alarmed about the e-mail...
  • GOP Elites Struggle to Comprehend Trump's Appeal to the Base They Hate

    08/28/2015 3:50:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28,2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Wait. What does that mean? You mean if the party insiders nominate another moderate wimp, are you saying we gotta bite the bullet and get behind the guy anyway for party...? Let me ask you this. Do you think if Trump is...? This is the real question, Dennis, old buddy, old pal. Let's just say, for example, if Trump gets the nomination. Is it incumbent on George Will to support him? Is it incumbent on Dr. Krauthammer to support him? Is it incumbent on Boehner and McConnell to say that they will support Trump? All this talk about if...
  • Why The Media Supports Hillary's Constitutional Rewrite And Hate Trump's

    08/28/2015 3:36:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | John Nolte
    In a highly partisan and divisive speech before the Democrat National Committee Friday, Democrat presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton promised to do something that should sound familiar to anyone who has been watching the presidential race lately: she promised to amend the Constitution. This isn’t the first time she has made this pledge. It has been a theme throughout her campaign.
  • UPDATE: Martha Shoffner gets 30 months in bribery case (Ex-Arkansas Treasurer)

    08/28/2015 3:19:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | August 28, 2015
    JUST IN: Brian Chilson reports from federal courthouse that Judge Leon Holmes has sentenced former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner to 30 months in prison for taking bribes for state bond business. It will be followed by some supervised release. No fine was assessed. The 71-year-old will have to report to a Fort Worth prison in 60 days.
  • Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Bus Trip to DC Rally Against Iran Nuke Deal W/Trump & Cruz

    08/28/2015 3:18:57 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 2 replies
    8-25-2015 | Me
    Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz are teaming up to oppose the deal. Read an article about the rally here: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/200019#.Vd_l9T7osrg The bus will leave from Sam's Club parking lot in Ontario (suburb of Mansfield) late in the evening on Tuesday September 8, and return very early Thursday morning, September 10. I’ll have exact times as soon as the rally organizers post this information. The cost is $80 per person. We’ll need 43 people to break even. I MUST have your check by Friday, September 4. Please contact me at info@bloodofpatriots.org for details.
  • Democrats Launch Attack on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

    08/28/2015 3:07:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jeryl Bier
    In apparent retaliation for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's statements critical of Planned Parenthood, the Democratic party has launched an attack on crisis pregnancy centers. A blog post on Democrats.org said that crisis pregnancy centers "have zero understanding of what women’s health care is." The criticism of the centers was not simply incidental to the attack on Bush; the Democrats devote an entire paragraph to undermining the credibility of pro-life groups that seek to offer pregnant women alternatives to abortion
  • Deconstructing "Birthright Citizenry"

    08/28/2015 3:03:00 PM PDT · by betty boop · 42 replies
    self/vanity | August 28, 2015 | Jean F. Drew
    Thanks in very large part to The Donald, the illegal immigration issue has come raging to the fore in the consciousness of a great many American citizens (and others) in recent times. People are not only thinking about the issue, but they have started talking about it, oftentimes with great passion. And this is so regardless of which side of the dispute the contenders align with. It seems there are two basic, contending schools of thought, both premised in the Fourteenth Amendment, which says: Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction...
  • Donald Trump billboard sparks debate

    08/28/2015 2:42:43 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 33 replies
    kjct8.com ^ | August 27 2015 | Jordan Alexander
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - A billboard on the side of us 50 just south of the Colorado River, is causing quite a stir in our community. The controversial image depicting Donald trump as a dragon slayer is attached to the side of a private building in full view of the highway where thousands of people pass each day. The billboard is 10 ft high and 20 ft. wide and is attached to a building just south of the US 50 bridge over the Colorado River on route to orchard mesa. The man behind the billboard is Arvid Mosnes. He commissioned...
  • White House: 'Pro-war' Cheney, Trump, Cruz are face of Iran deal opposition

    08/28/2015 2:35:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2015 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday that those who oppose the Iran nuclear agreement, like former Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are "pro-war" and are some of the same people who got the U.S. into a war with Iraq in 2003. "There's no doubt that we've seen forceful advocacy to kill this deal," Earnest said. "It's the same forceful advocacy we've seen in the run up to the Iraq war in 2003. In fact it's many of the same people making the same arguments." Cheney is scheduled to appear Sept. 8 at...
  • Who Is Really Crazy, ‘End The Fed,’ Or The Fed Itself?

    08/28/2015 2:15:11 PM PDT · by absentee · 12 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/28/2015 | Caleb Howe
    On Friday morning at the Jackson Hole Summit, Judy Shelton of the Sound Money Project and Atlas Network spoke on the subject of the gold standard and addressed the perception that people who even dare to mention it are lunatics or, as The American Spectator noted earlier today, Quixotic. Shelton's presentation focused in the main on the numbers and the policies. Dr. Shelton pointed out that the Fed can't seem to face up to a simple, apparent, easily understood fact: Their policies aren't working. "The difference between our summit, and the one the Feds are holding up the road, is...
  • RUBIO, PAUL, WALKER GASPING FOR OXYGEN

    08/28/2015 2:06:58 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 28,2015 | MIKE FLYNN
    The national beauty contest, which the three have lost at this point, will give way to a state-by-state slugfest. Walker is still betting on a strong showing in Iowa to reignite his campaign. Paul is hoping that caucuses, especially in the Western states, can give his campaign a delegate boost. Rubio seems to be placing a firewall in South Carolina and his home state of Florida. At some point he will have to decide whether he wants to be the establishment alternative to Bush or the second-choice of other more conservative candidates. He’s tried to be both, but that strategy...
  • Clinton likens GOP's views on women to those of terrorists

    08/28/2015 1:53:32 PM PDT · by South40 · 29 replies
    Boston Hereld ^ | 27 AUG 2015
    CLEVELAND — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing "out-of-date" policies. "Now extreme views about women? We expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world," Clinton said. "But it's a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, yet they espouse out-of-date and out-of-touch policies," she added at...
  • IS THIS TRUMP'S TAX PLAN?

    08/28/2015 1:37:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    WND ^ | August 11,2015 | AARON KLEIN
    Trump’s revenue prescription, which he labeled his 1-5-10-15 income-tax plan in the book four years ago, could form the basis for his campaign’s platform on the issue. In the book, Trump wrote that his plan is so simple, it could eliminate the need for accountants and tax preparers, which he referenced in his comment Tuesday about putting H&R Block out of business. He wrote in 2011: “Imagine your paycheck was 40 percent higher than it currently is. What could you do with 40 percent more wealth? How many jobs and opportunities for others could you create? “The longer you really...
  • Source: FBI ‘A-team’ leading ‘serious’ Clinton server probe, focusing on defense info

    08/28/2015 1:24:05 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2015 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    An FBI "A-team" is leading the "extremely serious" investigation into Hillary Clinton's server and the focus includes a provision of the law pertaining to "gathering, transmitting or losing defense information," an intelligence source told Fox News. The section of the Espionage Act is known as 18 US Code 793.
  • Obama: Opponents of Iran deal aren’t ‘warmongers’ (attempts to mend fences with Jews)

    08/28/2015 12:58:01 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 28, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama distanced himself Friday from his administration’s allies calling opponents of the Iran nuclear deal “warmongers.” “At no time have I suggested that somebody is a warmonger, meaning they want war,” Mr. Obama said in a webcast with U.S. Jewish groups. But he said if Congress votes to kill the agreement next month, military action will be likely against Tehran. “At that point we really don’t have options,” the president said. “We’re kind of flying blind. The logical conclusion is that for any president, me or my successor, to make sure that Iran’s not getting a nuclear weapon, I’m...
  • America Is So in Play

    08/28/2015 12:44:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 27th, 2015 | By Peggy Noonan
    So, more thoughts on Donald Trump’s candidacy, because I can’t stop being fascinated. You know the latest numbers. Quinnipiac University’s poll this week has Mr. Trump at a hefty 28% nationally, up from 20% in July. Public Policy Polling has Mr. Trump leading all Republicans in New Hampshire with 35%. A Monmouth University poll has him at 30% in South Carolina, followed 15 points later by Ben Carson. Here are some things I think are happening. One is the deepening estrangement between the elites and the non-elites in America. This is the area in which Trumpism flourishes. We’ll talk about...
  • Hillary Clinton: Republicans Want To Round Up Illegal Immigrants And Put Them In "Boxcars"

    08/28/2015 12:43:18 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 127 replies
    RCP Vedio ^ | 8-28-2015 | RCP Transcript
    QUESTION: How do you plan on dealing with 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.? HILLARY CLINTON: Well, I'm glad you asked me that, becasue some on the other side who are already advocating to deport 11, 12 million people... I find it the height of irony that a party which espouses small government would want to unleash a massive government effort, which might include national guard and others, to go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up and, I don't know, put them in buses or boxcars, in order to take them...
  • Ontario government hiding plans for toll lanes

    08/28/2015 12:33:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | August 22/24, 2015 | Shawn Jeffords
    TORONTO - The Ontario government has been working on plans for high occupancy toll lanes on three Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area highways since 2013, but has kept most of the details secret. When the NDP filed a Freedom of Information request in early 2014 for detailed information on the work, which includes traffic models, most of the documents were to be blacked out or not released at all, according to a report obtained by the Toronto Sun. Ministry of Transportation staff prepared the note to give senior bureaucrats and the minister’s office a heads-up about the NDP’s “contentious” request....
  • IRS must say if White House sought taxpayers’ information: Judge

    08/28/2015 12:25:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Stephan Dinan
    A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over the records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayers’ private information from the tax agency, delivering a victory to a group that for two years has been trying to pry the data loose. It’s not clear that there were any such requests — but Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot just refuse to say so by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws, known as section 6103 of the tax code. “This court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused,...
  • Donald Trump: Tax the Rich More

    08/28/2015 12:18:58 PM PDT · by z taxman · 168 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Heather Long
    Donald Trump is finally showing us more of his economic plan beyond the "Make America Great Again" slogan on his red hat. America has now learned: -- He wants to tax the rich more and the middle class less. -- He wants to lower corporate taxes. -- He wants to cut government spending and stop raising the debt ceiling. "The hedge fund people make a lot of money and they pay very little tax," Trump said in an interview Wednesday with Bloomberg. "I want to lower taxes for the middle class." In short, Trump is willing to raise taxes on...
  • Cruz Releases First Round of Iowa County Chairs

    08/28/2015 12:15:50 PM PDT · by Isara · 5 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/28/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Following the recent publication of the second round of Statewide Leadership Team members, the Cruz for President Campaign today released its first round of Iowa County Chairs.“Our Iowa team continues to demonstrate the strength and diversity of support we are seeing in Iowa and across the country,” said Sen. Cruz. “I’m encouraged by the fact that, as this first round of county chairs indicates, our team is made up of both seasoned veterans and energetic newcomers to the political process.”Today’s release gives a first look at the county level organization being built by the Cruz campaign in...
  • Jorge Ramos: Envisioning ‘Trumpland,’ what America would look like if Trump were president

    08/28/2015 11:59:47 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 95 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 08/28/2015 | Jorge Ramos
    Let’s imagine for a moment the kind of country that Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential hopeful, wants America to become if he’s elected. “Trumpland” would feature a 1,954-mile-long wall along the United States’ border with Mexico, to be constructed after the deportation of more than 11 million undocumented immigrants. Of course, Trump would ensure that the U.S.-born children of these immigrants lose their right to American citizenship, so they’d be deported as well. As Trump sees it, with the border wall up and the immigrants out, the U.S. could be a great nation again
  • Sarah Palin to interview Donald Trump, Jeb Bush (!!!)

    08/28/2015 11:50:09 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/2015 | HADAS GOLD
    Sarah Palin will interview Donald Trump and Jeb Bush on Friday night on the One America News Network, the former Alaska governor announced on her Facebook page. Read more: [http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/08/sarah-palin-donald-trump-interview-2016-election-213134#ixzz3k8ZEd4ty](http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/08/sarah-palin-donald-trump-interview-2016-election-213134#ixzz3k8ZEd4ty)
  • Gun-grabbing father of Alison Parker on all channels praising Obama and demanding "gun control"

    08/28/2015 11:48:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 103 replies
    August 28, 2015
    This is disgusting. He just said both liberal democrat US senators in VA helped him when he ran for office and he helped them and he's disappointed they have not call him and called for more gun legislation. Then he says Obama can do something about guns because his hero got a deal with Iran passed, got healthcare for everyone, blah, blah, blah. I am getting sick and tired of seeing this liberal gun grabber on cable 24/7. He needs to take some and grieve his daughter who was just murdered. If Hillary Clinton is elected she's got a job...
  • POLL: MAJORITY BELIEVE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS A PROBLEM IN U.S.

    08/28/2015 11:41:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Caroline May
    Outspoken candidate Donald Trump got more good news today — the vast majority of Americans agree that “political correctness” is a problem. A new Rasmussen survey released Friday reveals that 71 percent of American adults believe that “political correctness… is a problem” in the U.S. Just 18 percent disagreed, and 10 percent were undecided.
  • NAME THAT RAPIST - #1 - It Happened at Yale

    08/28/2015 11:39:41 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    This will be the first in a series of vignettes about sexual assault, coverup, and intimidation. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In 1972, a 22-year-old woman told campus police at Yale University that she was sexually assaulted by a law student at the college. No charges were filed, but retired campus policemen contacted by Capitol Hill Blue confirmed the incident. NAME THAT RAPIST
  • Dem Rep Grayson: Trump Supporters "Racist" Worst 1.2 Percent In America

    08/28/2015 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday night on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes,” Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), Democratic hopeful for U.S. Senate, said supporters of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump are racist and “the worst 1.2 percentin America.”
  • Donald Trump’s polling no longer looks like a bubble set to burst

    08/28/2015 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 59 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 28 at 1:50 PM | Philip Bump
    We noted early this month that Donald Trump's lead in the polling emerged quickly and ferociously — but that it was hardly unprecedented. In the 2012 cycle, both Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich saw similar surges into the lead, only to watch those leads recede just as rapidly a few weeks later. When we looked at this a few weeks ago, the comparison looked like this: Trump, like Perry and Gingrich, topped out at a bit above a 10-percentage-point lead. But then that lead held. Here's what that graph looks like now: We've increased the scale, because we wanted to...
  • Donald Trump Sparks GOP Soul - Searching

    08/28/2015 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Brad Schaeffer
    A well-intentioned article by Noah Rothman in Commentary Magazine offers that Donald Trump’s supporters are the right wing’s version of Obama’s vacuous “Hope and Change” acolytes. Says Rothman: “Trump is the right’s Obama, insofar as his policy preferences are ill-defined, pliable, and reflective of whatever the audience immediately before him wants them to be.” Such comparisons short-change Trump’s supporters.
  • Megyn Kelly eyeing move to Fox News' rival?

    08/28/2015 11:20:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 88 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/28/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    A New York Magazine writer and author of the 2014 book about Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, "The Loudest Voice in the Room," said in a recent televised interview the cable station's biggest star, Megyn Kelly, may not be re-engaging in public disputes with presidential hopeful Donald Trump because she doesn't want to hurt her chances to move to a more mainstream network, like CNN. Kelly, on the heels of widespread criticism of her debate night questioning of Trump – after which the billionaire businessman called her a "bimbo" in a tweet – went on what she and Fox officials...
  • August 26, 1920: The 19th Amendment Goes Into Effect, Granting Women the Vote (OMG!)

    08/28/2015 11:11:45 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 57 replies
    The Nation ^ | 8/26/2015 | Richard Kreitner
    When the 19th Amendment went into effect 95 years ago today (8/26), The Nation was already looking ahead to the deeper implications of women’s suffrage. “What Will They Do With The Vote?” asked a piece by Stella Crossley Daljord. The answer has implications for the state of American politics today, almost a century after the extension of suffrage to women.