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  • He stopped a jihadist in France. Now he's been stabbed in California (not coincidence)

    10/09/2015 3:45:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 10/9/15 | Matthew Vandum
    Yesterday’s brutal knife attack on the U.S.-born French train hero Spencer Stone is yet more evidence suggesting that Stone and his fellow heroes are being targeted, possibly by Islamic terrorists. In just the span of a week, this is the second time a world-famous American Christian who overwhelmed a would-be mass-murdering jihadist terrorist on a train in Europe two months ago appears to have been targeted. Stone, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and civilian Anthony Sadler, devout Christians who have been friends since childhood, all subsequently received France's highest honor, the Légion d'Honneur, from French president François Hollande and were...
  • Was the Oregon mass shooting an Islamist attempt to assassinate Skarlatos? (not coincidence)

    10/09/2015 3:45:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies ^ | 10/6/15 | Matthew Vandum
    Was last week's massacre at Umpqua Community College in Oregon a failed attempt to assassinate a Christian American hero for thwarting a Muslim terrorist train attack this summer in France? There may simply be a series of unlikely coincidences at play, or there may be circumstantial evidence suggesting that anti-jihadist hero Alek Skarlatos was an intended target of Chris Harper-Mercer, who put several Christians to death in an Umpqua classroom on Thursday, Oct. 1 for being Christian. Read on and decide for yourself if Harper-Mercer may have wanted to make an example of Skarlatos for the world to see. And...
  • Benghazi Committee: New Emails Show Clinton Promoted Blumenthal Interests in Libya

    10/09/2015 3:35:11 AM PDT · by Liz · 4 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    Trey Gowdy's House Select Committee on Benghazi will be making public new documents demonstrating Clinton crony, Sidney Blumenthal (blackballed from US govt employment) was seeking business in Libya at the same time he was advising then-SoS Hillary Clinton on US policy in Libya. Chairman Trey Gowdy's lengthy letter to Cong Elijah Cummings, ranking Committee Democrat, said that, on at least one occasion, Clinton sought to aid Blumenthal's business interests in Libya. Gowdy's 13-page letter to Cummings also details new concerns about compromised security on Clinton's email, noting that in one unsecured email Blumenthal appears to name a top CIA source...
  • Obama administration linked to House-speakership blowup?

    10/08/2015 8:16:35 PM PDT · by amorphous · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 8 Oct 2015
    The reason Rep. Kevin McCarthy abruptly pulled his name from the running for the job as House speaker Thursday may be exactly as he explained – his untoward comments attributing a political purpose to a House committee investigating Benghazi. Or it may have been something else – as speculation swirled on Thursday about an alleged affair with another member of Congress. And if that was the case, one report is suggesting people look to the Obama administration for a level of involvement. Because the trail could link back to the administration’s Department of Homeland Security.
  • Next man up? House GOP pushes reluctant Ryan to seek Speaker's chair

    10/09/2015 2:41:32 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 09, 2015 | Fox News
    Since House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., shocked his congressional colleagues early Thursday by withdrawing his name from consideration to replace John Boehner, R-Ohio, as Speaker of the House, Republicans have launched a relentless press aimed at convincing House Ways and Means Committee chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to put himself forward for the job. Fox News has learned that Boehner himself is imploring Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket, to put himself forward for the top job in the House, largely because Ryan is one of the few unifying figures in the House Republican Conference.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - October 9, 2015

    10/09/2015 2:36:47 AM PDT · by sneakers · 6 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 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.
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show October 9 2015.

    10/09/2015 2:32:00 AM PDT · by GregB · 3 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the “Rose” half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh’s 1250 AM “The Answer” WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!
  • The GOP sinks deeper into chaos. Can it still function as a party? (WaPo the sky is falling alert)

    10/09/2015 2:22:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Karen Tumulty
    Less than a year after a sweeping electoral triumph, Republicans are on the verge of ceasing to function as a national political party. The most powerful and crippling force at work in the ­once-hierarchical GOP is anger, directed as much at its own leaders as anywhere else. First, a contingent of several dozen conservative House members effectively forced Speaker John A. Boehner (Ohio) to resign rather than face a possibly losing battle to hold on to his job. Now they have claimed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), who had been considered the favorite to replace Boehner until he announced...
  • You're welcome, FReepers!

    10/09/2015 2:08:25 AM PDT · by dangus · 7 replies
    10-9-2015 | Dangus
    Just felt like a victory lap was called for. You know who posted the FR article on McCarthy's "alleged" adultery? Of course, I found internet articles confirming the rumor I had heard, so real credit must go to Breitbart, GotNews and Haymaker for uncovering the scandal back when McCarthy had just been chosen... but I was amazed no-one was running with this as a way of opposing McCarthy and his liberalism. So I turned to the best source I know of to get people talking about important things. So of course, despite my cheekiness, the real thanks goes to...
  • A Tale of Two Dead White Males

    10/08/2015 11:03:33 PM PDT · by 100American · 7 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 8, 2015 | ADAM FREEDMAN
    The 2015 academic year opened with protests against two Ivy League universities with campuses featuring buildings named for long-dead, white, southern, and racist politicians—but only one of the protests is getting any attention so far. At Yale, the school year began with a demand from students and some alumni that the university change the name of Calhoun College, a residential college named for John C. Calhoun, an antebellum slaveholder, ardent proponent of slavery, and longtime federal officeholder. According to an online petition that circulated over the summer, the murders of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina required the removal...

    10/08/2015 9:21:43 PM PDT · by Jarhead9297 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | John Nolte
    <p>The GQ headline screams “Fuck Ben Carson” and attacks the Republican presidential candidate for daring to suggest that in a mass shooter situation, it might be a better idea to fight back than to wait to be murdered in cold blood.</p>
  • Donald Trump on Iran: "They have suckered us" CBS News- 'You'll Never Get Bored with Winning'

    10/08/2015 8:48:56 PM PDT · by Ziva · 3 replies ^ | 10/9/2015 | Zionists 4 Trump
    Trump called both the deal and the Americans who negotiated it, "incompetent.""We will have so much winning if I get elected, that you may get bored with winning," said Trump at the rally. "Believe me. I agree, you'll never get bored with winning. We never get bored."When I asked Trump what he'll demand in the deal that isn't already there, he told me: "You're going to have to watch.""I don't want to say things that the other side is going to learn everything about me," Trump added. "Do you understand that? That's part of the problem. Everything is talk...
  • Ted Cruz says Donald Trump won't be Republican nominee

    10/08/2015 8:45:02 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 277 replies
    washington times ^ | 10/8/2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that he doesn’t think that Donald Trump will capture the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and predicted that it is only a matter of time before most of the New York billionaire’s supporters will move into his camp. During an appearance on WABC-AM Radio, host Rita Cosby asked Mr. Cruz whether he would eventually move past Mr. Trump based on his conservative principles, and the Texas Republcian said “I think that’s right.” “In time, I don’t believe Donald is going to be the nominee, and I think in time the lion’s share of his supporters end...
  • Graham, Leahy push for $1B in emergency Syrian refugee funds

    10/08/2015 8:31:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    A bipartisan pair of senators — including one presidential candidate — is pushing forward with an emergency spending bill to help strengthen the administration's ability to combat the Syrian refugee crisis. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have rolled out legislation that would provide an extra $1 billion in emergency funding, mandating that the White House tell Congress within 45 days how it will use the money....
  • Amateurs in the Oval Office: Why Americans tend more & more to want inexperienced candidates

    10/08/2015 8:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | The November 2015 Issue | Jonathan Rauch
    The presidency, it’s often said, is a job for which everyone arrives unprepared. But just how unprepared is unprepared enough? Political handicappers weigh presidential candidates’ partisanship, ideology, money, endorsements, consultants, and, of course, experience. Yet they too rarely consider an element of growing importance to voters: freshness. Increasingly, American voters view being qualified for the presidency as a disqualification. In 2003, I announced in National Journal the 14-Year Rule. The rule was actually discovered by a presidential speechwriter named John McConnell, but because his job required him to keep his name out of print, I graciously stepped up to take...
  • Million-Dollar Donors in the 2016 Presidential Race

    10/08/2015 8:02:55 PM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | UPDATED Aug. 25, 2015 | By Wilson Andrews, Jeremy Bowers, Sarah Cohen, Chase Davis, Matt Ericson, Josh Keller, K.K. Rebecca
    With nearly $400 million raised during the first half of 2015, this has been the fastest start to a presidential contest. In a stark departure from previous elections, most of the money is flowing not into the campaigns, but into outside groups like “super PACs” and other political organizations that are allowed to raise unlimited amounts of money from wealthy individuals, labor unions and corporations.
  • Cruz for President Announces $26.5 Million Raised Since Campaign Launch; $12.2 Million in Q3

    10/08/2015 7:45:45 PM PDT · by Isara · 48 replies ^ | 10/08/15
    Cruz “Sustainers” Fuel the Field Operation Each MonthHOUSTON, Texas — The Cruz for President campaign today announced it has raised $26.5 million since its campaign launch six months ago, with just over $12.2 million coming in during the third quarter. The campaign showed sustained momentum by doubling its total donations during the period, receiving 185,000 Q3 contributions for a total of more than 362,000 over the course of the campaign. The average donation during the third quarter was $66.The campaign has also secured more than 6,000 “sustainers” – donors who have pledged to give a recurring monthly amount to the...
  • Notes from Senator Cruz’s Office: Thinking the Unthinkable

    10/08/2015 7:16:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 8, 2015 | Roger L. Simon
    “Maybe World War III has started already,” said Paul Teller, Ted Cruz’s chief of staff. We were sitting in the senator’s office under the ten foot wide modernist portrait of Reagan at the Berlin Wall that dominates the room. ”We always thought it would be nuclear weapons but…” He shrugged, a quizzical look on his face, as if he himself were surprised at what he had just said. But I knew where he was coming from. Who wouldn’t? The Middle East was in flames, the whole complexion of Europe changing, and America had turned tail. And we didn’t even know...
  • McCarthy exit baffles conservatives who were ready to deal

    10/08/2015 6:52:42 PM PDT · by 100American · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/15 9:35 PM | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Conservatives were ready to negotiate a deal with Kevin McCarthy to perhaps deliver the votes that would make him the next House Speaker when he suddenly dropped out of the race Thursday. "I was surprised as anybody that he pulled out," said Rep Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., another conservative, said he spoke to McCarthy just minutes before the announcement, but McCarthy didn't breathe a word about dropping out. But instead of getting a conservative pitch from McCarthy, he announced he wasn't the right person for the job. "We are just as stunned as you are," Mulvaney said...
  • YOU MUST SEE THIS=> Hispanic Supporter GOES LOCO On Stage Meeting Donald Trump! (Video)

    10/08/2015 6:50:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/8/15 | Jim Hoft
    THIS IS IS A PHENOMENON FOLKS! THIS IS AN ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT REVOLUTION! WATCH THIS AMAZING VIDEO — WOW! SCREW THE MEDIA- SCREW THE GOP ELITES! TRUMP IS TAKING THE COUNTRY BY STORM! ....The crowd was pretty fired up. At the rally in Las Vegas Donald Trump discussed being on magazine covers. ‘I think I’m on 14 covers this week. I’m on more covers than any supermodel in history!” He brought a female supporter from Colombia on stage and signed her magazine. “I’m Hispanic and I vote for Mr. Trump! We vote for Mr. Trump! Yes! Mr. Trump. We LOVE YOU! We...
  • Press just can't wait for the end of Donald Trump

    10/08/2015 6:47:26 PM PDT · by 100American · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/15 12:01 AM | EDDIE SCARRY
    Michael Barbaro, a political writer for The New York Times, wrote Wednesday that Trump "seems to be wearing out" among voters and the conservative media. But as evidence, he cited what he said was a "rare" comment from conservative commentator Glenn Beck trashing Donald Trump, even though Beck has been trashing Trump for months by calling him a pseudo-conservative and a "son of a b----."
  • Clinton heckled at Hispanic Caucus event

    10/08/2015 6:43:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/8/15
    Hillary Clinton was briefly interrupted by a heckler during her award presentation at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s gala Thursday. The front-runner for the Democratic nomination did not address the individual but Roselyn Sanchez, the actress and singer emceeing the event, said she didn’t know how politicians were able to keep talking while they were being yelled at. .....The protester, from United We Dream Action, was protesting private-prison corporations' donations to Clinton's campaign. Juan Carlos Ramos issued a statement through United We Dream about why he protested. “Our message to Hillary Clinton is simple: immigrant youth do not trust you....
  • Rock bottom? Things could get worse for House GOP

    10/08/2015 6:39:35 PM PDT · by 100American · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/15 7:02 PM | BYRON YORK
    But Boehner's retirement announcement — like McCarthy, he sprung it on a surprised world — didn't resolve any of the conflicts inside the GOP conference. Many of that core 30-40 member group of the most assertive conservatives saw McCarthy as more of the same. And they realized, again, that if they voted as a bloc against leadership, McCarthy couldn't become speaker. And why should he asked the conservative rebels, who like everyone else watched as public approval of GOP leaders went down and down. "When 72 percent of Republican voters disapprove of the congressional leadership it's hard to simply promote...
  • Breaking: John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker

    10/08/2015 6:25:48 PM PDT · by VictoryGal · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/2015 | Bret Baier
    Having Talked to several senior aides on Capitol Hill (along with Chris Stirewalt and his sources on the Hill tied to the leadership) here is the picture that is beginning to form. Speaker John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker--not just until the Caucus nominates someone --but, until that person can confirm 218 votes on the House floor (needed to take the Speaker’s gavel). Short of that – Boehner will stay on for the rest of this Congress and steer legislation that is pending.
  • McCaskill defends Clinton's trade flip as evolution

    10/08/2015 6:02:50 PM PDT · by 100American · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/15 | T. BECKET ADAMS
    vSen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., thinks the press' criticism of Hillary Clinton's flip-flop this week on the White House's trade deal with Pacific Rim countries is unfair, and argued in an interview Thursday morning that all candidates "evolve" on these sorts of issues. The senator and Clinton super delegate accused MSNBC specifically of being particularly uncharitable towards the former secretary of state. "I've been listening to you guys this morning," McCaskill said on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "I think some of it has been unfair."
  • Ted Cruz, evil genius: How he’s wreaking havoc & positioning himself as the GOP dark horse

    10/08/2015 5:43:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | October 8, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    Cruz is jockeying to win Trump & Carson backers when they crash. Even if he fails, his influence will be inordinate.After several months of political shock and awe, the contours of the coming GOP primary race are starting to come a little bit into focus. We have a Florida smackdown between Jeb! and Marco! as the establishment choices and the two frontrunners, Carson and Trump, will continue to one-up each other daily with obnoxious, indecent and mind-bogglingly ignorant statements until, it is assumed, even their yahoo followers will decide that they’ve gone too far. Whether that’s going to actually happen...
  • John Boehner cancels 'Tonight Show' appearance at last minute

    10/08/2015 5:20:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/8/15 | Meredith Blake
    Maybe he wasn't ready to slow-jam the news? John A. Boehner has pulled out of a scheduled appearance on "The Tonight Show." The Republican speaker of the House, who announced his stunning decision to resign from Congress two weeks ago, had been slated to visit the NBC talk show Thursday night, but will not be appearing, NBC confirmed to the Times. Boehner was only announced as a guest on Wednesday, an unusually short lead time for "Tonight." The show will not be replacing him with another guest, but will proceed with the planned lineup of Michael Fassbender, Brie Larson and...
  • Trump finds Hispanic hysteria in Vegas

    10/08/2015 5:17:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/15 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump was upstaged during a campaign rally Thursday by a Hispanic woman professing her undying support for the Republican presidential hopeful. The rare moment occurred roughly halfway through Trump's latest campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nev. when the leading GOP candidate began discussing a People magazine issue featuring himself and his family on the cover. A woman waving the magazine in the crowd was soon invited on stage by the billionaire. "There it is. Come here, let me have that," Trump summoned the woman, before leaving the stage to grab her from the sea of supporters. "Where are you...
  • Cruz: 'Volcanic frustration' burned Boehner, McCarthy

    10/08/2015 5:14:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Thursday that the House's splintering GOP leadership is feeling the “volcanic frustration” of everyday Americans. “I think the reason we are seeing a change in leadership in the House is the American people are fed up,” the presidential candidate told host Jeff Kuhner on “The Kuhner Report” in Boston. “When Speaker [John] Boehner stepped down, it wasn’t simply because he wanted to do something else,” Cruz said of the Ohio Republican, who announced his resignation last month. “It was because the volcanic frustration with Washington had spilled over to a point because we’re sick...
  • Carson suggests that gun rights might have changed history for Jews in WWII

    10/08/2015 5:11:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/8/15 | Vanessa Williams
    Ben Carson said Thursday that Adolph Hitler’s mass murder of Jews “would have been greatly diminished” if German citizens had not been disarmed by the Nazi regime. The comment, which came during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, was similar to arguments Carson made following last week’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., in which he defended the Second Amendment and suggested that the victims should have fought the gunman.
  • Lesson from McCarthy: The Era of Inevitability is Over (Conservatives 2, Establishment 0.)

    10/08/2015 5:05:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Conservatives 2, Establishment 0. When Mark Meadows introduced the resolution to depose John Boehner in July, the political world scoffed at him, noting that Boehner would inevitably fight-off any attempt to unseat him. This was an “ill-conceived” effort. When Boehner’s inevitability turned into his demise a few weeks ago, we were told that Kevin McCarthy – the next political hack in line – would inevitably be the next Speaker. All resistance is futile. Even as recently as yesterday in Politico, establishment GOP members were taking shots at conservatives, acting as if they still held all the cards. Rep. Adam Kinzinger...
  • Ted Cruz demolishes Sierra Club president on global warming hoax

    10/08/2015 5:04:22 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Senate
    [VIDEO] Ted Cruz demolishes Sierra Club president on global warming hoax
  • The campaign to draft Paul Ryan as House speaker (desperate Establishment!)

    10/08/2015 5:00:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Dana Bash, Tal Kopan, Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju,
    Rep. Paul Ryan has repeatedly indicated he is not running for speaker of the House, even as heavy hitters — including retiring Speaker John Boehner -- urge him to reconsider. But Thursday night, it looks like Ryan may be changing his tune. Speaking to a gaggle of reporters for three-and-a-half minutes, Ryan repeatedly refused to rule out a run, repeating over and over: "I've got no news for you." The reason for the questions: Ryan's repeated previous denials haven't dissuaded anyone from asking him about the top job. As the shock of Kevin McCarthy's decision not to seek the top...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' star doubles down on Jindal

    10/08/2015 4:58:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/8/15 | Kyle Plantz
    Willie Robertson, star of reality TV hit "Duck Dynasty," says he's sticking with Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) despite reports he is supporting Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination. When Robertson appeared on stage with Trump at the Oklahoma State Fair in September, media reports said he was endorsing the real estate mogul. But Robertson says he still fully supports Jindal. “Bobby and I are still great friends, and I told him that I would help him in any way that I can,” he told The Hill Wednesday at the Angels in Adoption gala in Washington. “I just literally happened...
  • Welcome to the tea party revolution

    10/08/2015 4:57:42 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Tara Setmayer
    It looks like the revolution will be televised, after all. The tea party revolution, that is. First Eric Cantor, then John Boehner, now Kevin McCarthy. What do they all have in common? They have all succumbed to the storm of conservatives angry at a party leadership they felt was betraying its base. It began during the 2014 midterms, when then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary race to a tea party-backed candidate who highlighted Cantor's leadership failings, particularly on immigration. One down. Then, earlier this month, House Speaker John Boehner abruptly decided he was calling it quits for the...
  • Betrayal: Will The GOP Establishment Use Democrats to Elect a New Speaker?

    10/08/2015 4:51:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Ben Shapiro
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) surprise Thursday announcement that he would withdraw from the race to replace Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House has thrown the race into turmoil. Pundits have suggested names ranging from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to the omnipresent Mitt Romney as replacements. Robert Costa of the Washington Post reports that according to Rep. Peter King (R-NY), “members are crying in cloakroom, unable to handle the unrest and confusion.” But that unrest is hardly as frightening as a potential catastrophic measure reported by Bloomberg Politics reporter Sahil Kapur: Sahil Kapur ‎@sahilkapur Rep. Charlie...
  • Trampling the natural right to self-defense (Hillary)

    10/08/2015 4:46:56 PM PDT · by NRx · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-07-2015 | Andrew Napolitano
    While the FBI continued to analyze the emails Hillary Rodham Clinton thought she deleted and her advisers pressed her to hire a Republican criminal defense attorney in Washington, a madman used a lawfully purchased handgun to kill a professor and eight students at a community college in Roseburg, Ore. Looking to change the subject away from her emails, Mrs. Clinton was quick to pounce. She who has ripped into Republicans for seeking political gain from the four American deaths in Benghazi now seeks her own political gain from the dozens of murdered children and young adults in Newtown, Conn., and...
  • McCarthy Was Forced to Drop Out Because Conservatives Are Fed Up With Establishment Leadership

    10/08/2015 4:46:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Genevieve Wood
    What difference can around 40 votes make? In the case of who will be the next speaker of the House of Representatives, it turns out, quite a big one. When the House Freedom Caucus, which consists of around 40 House members, announced Wednesday that it would support Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., that meant the frontrunner, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., would likely fall short of the 218 votes he needed in the full House vote, which had been scheduled for later this month. So, while 40 votes, give or take, isn’t enough to make someone the next speaker of the House,...
  • data-finds-participation-in-govt-programs-increased-participation-in-labor-market-declined/

    10/08/2015 4:28:15 PM PDT · by 100American · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 8, 2015 2:30 pm | Ali Meyer
    “Throughout the past 10 years, in spite of massive and growing funding invested in America’s antipoverty agenda, the percentage of individuals able to support themselves free of government welfare has declined,” the report said. “The fundamental reason for the failure to effectively reduce dependency and promote self-sufficiency is a misdiagnosis of poverty in America.”
  • State Democrats look to make hay from Matt Bevin's "on the draw" comment with senior-citizen voters

    10/08/2015 4:13:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/08/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Democrats are hoping to capitalize on a comment they say shows Republican Matt Bevin’s insensitivity toward Medicare recipients during Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate, urging about 40 senior citizens to rally against the GOP nominee on Thursday. Bevin’s campaign, however, is accusing Democrats of targeting seniors with scare tactics weeks before voters elect the next governor Nov. 3. Democrats are seeking to make hay out of an “on the draw” remark from Bevin. Conway asked Bevin why he favored drug testing Medicare recipients, and the Democrat clarified that he was asking about Medicare, not Medicaid, during his opponent’s response....
  • Fair Polling with Proper MOE (Averages) Since the Debate 2 (Vanity)

    10/08/2015 4:00:56 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 10 replies
    BigEdLB ^ | 10/8/15 | BigEdLB
    Rare vanity post. Polling with <5.0% MOE and eliminating polling with agendas. IBD and CFG. Polling since debate
  • China STOLE Hillary emails!?

    10/08/2015 3:50:12 PM PDT · by all the best · 19 replies
    The Horn News ^ | October 8, 2015
    Foreign cyberattacks, many of which originated out of China, targeted Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to a recently released congressional report. Clinton’s server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject to these attempted cyberattacks in early 2013. If she lost key US secrets to the Chinese military through her mismanagement of this server, it could spell disaster for Clinton’s already faltering presidential campaign. Intelligence analysts say they can not yet tell if the Chinese efforts were successful. But if they were, these attacks could have leaked countless amounts of...
  • Bidding Is Up to Nearly $8,000 in Rand Paul’s Auction of Hillary Clinton’s Book

    10/08/2015 3:49:42 PM PDT · by UncleRicosFootball · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/8/15 | Dave Urbanski
    Sen. Rand Paul’s auction of Hillary Clinton’s book “Hard Choices” — which he billed as “a great fiction book” on his campaign website and signed with a biting note to the Democratic presidential candidate — was up to nearly $8,000 on eBay Thursday afternoon. Clinton had a go at the GOP candidates who doubted her competency as secretary of state by sending them all copies of “Hard Choices,” along with the following note: So Paul shot back, putting his “Hard Choices” copy up for auction with goodies that make it a “one of a kind” buy. Here’s an image of...
  • Donald Trump Bravely Stopped a Mugging in 1991

    10/08/2015 2:58:35 PM PDT · by Ziva · 109 replies ^ | 10/8/2015 | Zionists 4 Trump
    Donald Trump Confronted and Stopped a Mugger in 1991 by James Rosen, New York Daily News POSTED: November 20, 1991 When he saw “a big guy with a big bat” bashing another fellow, Donald Trump did what any self-respecting billionaire would do: He ordered his driver to pull over. … Witnesses said Trump, with Marla Maples tugging at his arm to try to stop him, leaped from his black stretch limousine Monday evening during the Manhattan assault. … “The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, “Look, you’ve gotta stop this. Put down the bat,”‘ Trump...
  • VANITY: So who should be the next Speaker?

    10/08/2015 2:17:26 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 135 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | October 8, 2015 | self
    So now that we have another trophy on the wall (and a fine addition it is!), who are you supporting for the next Speaker? You get one real choice, and one dream choice. Vote!
  • The Second Amendment Is One Supreme Court Justice from Repeal

    10/08/2015 2:15:49 PM PDT · by rktman · 81 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | David French
    In August, my colleague Charlie Cooke wrote an epic rant daring the Left to stop talking about repealing the Second Amendment and start doing it. Introduce the repeal to Congress, work it through the states, and tell the American people what you want to do — take from them a fundamental, enumerated right from the Bill of Rights. As Charlie eloquently outlines, repealing the Second Amendment is an impossible task. Even worse for the Left, it’s political suicide. But if the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges teaches us anything, it’s that the age of judicial supremacy means that...
  • Report: Boehner phones Paul Ryan, asks him to run for Speaker

    10/08/2015 1:53:35 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 69 replies
    Hopefully that’s just a bluff Boehner is using to twist the arms of House conservatives who’d otherwise object to another center-right Speaker. Line up behind Ryan, Boehner is saying, or else I’ll stick around and make your lives even more miserable. What his leverage is in doing that isn’t immediately clear to me; wasn’t the whole reason he quit in the first place because he wasn’t sure he had the votes to survive the challenge being led by Rep. Mark Meadows to oust him? But maybe this little nudge will be enough to convince the Freedom Caucus to give Ryan...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Full Speech in Las Vegas

    10/08/2015 1:52:29 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 20 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-8-15 | Donald Trump
    October 8, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and current front-runner Donald J. Trump gave a speech today in front of thousands of supporters in Las Vegas, NV. Note the hispanic lady that gets up about 41 minutes in. Priceless stuff.
  • Part1 FULL SPEECH: Donald Trump Destroys The Media in Las Vegas Campaign Rally 10/08/15 FULL

    10/08/2015 1:47:50 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    You Tube via POTUS 2016 ^ | 10-8-2015 | You Tube via POTUS 2016
    Published on Oct 8, 2015 FULl SPEECH: Donald Trump Destroys The Media in Las Vegas Campaign Rally 10/08/15 Part 1/4Donald Trump talks Syria, Russia and when he would consider getting out of the race. Trump's tells chuck todd his view on if Gadhafi and Hussein were still in power and if Assad were stronger, the Middle East would be more stable. Donald Trump: 'Guns or No Guns, It Doesn't Matter' Donald Trump responds to President Obama's comments about the mass shooting in Oregon and points the finger at the problem of mental health. Republican p
  • Susan Rice: Netanyahu did everything but use 'the n-word' to describe Obama

    10/08/2015 1:42:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 96 replies
    Sun Times Network ^ | 10/08/2015, 11:35am | Nader Ihmoud
    Politico Magazine published an excerpt from Ambassador Dennis Ross’ latest book “Doomed to Succeed: The US–Israeli relationship from Truman to Obama,” which highlighted how President Barack Obama succeeded with the Iran Deal at the expense of the two allies’ relationship. According to Ross, National Security Adviser Susan Rice told the national director of the Anti-Defamation League Abe Foxman that in reacting to the deal, which Israel knew little about, Netanyahu did everything “but use ‘the n-word’ in describing the president.” In his book, Ross argues that “It didn’t have to play out that way.” Per Politico: From the outset of...