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  • Herman Cain mocks Santorum's 'doomed presidential bid'

    05/28/2015 11:54:11 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/28/2015 | Adam Lerner
    Failed Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain decried former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) for entering a presidential race he is unlikely to win. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO tweeted about Santorum’s “doomed presidential bid” and lobbed another bomb at ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, mocking Santorum for making his announcement in an interview with the “pretend journalist.” (Stephanopolous’ standing among Republicans has fallen considerably since POLITICO reported that he had given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation.) The tweet linked to a blog post published by columnist Robert Laurie on the Cain TV website on Thursday, questioning “why every GOP throwback candidate feels they...
  • NCGOP Announces Senator Ted Cruz as a Featured Speaker for 2015 State Convention

    05/28/2015 11:46:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Tar Heel Tea Party ^ | May 13, 2015
    Sen. Ted – The North Carolina Republican Party is thrilled to announce that Senator Ted Cruz will be one of the featured speakers at our 2015 State Convention and will keynote our Saturday lunch reception at 12:00PM. The Convention will take place from June 5-7 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. Click here to read article.
  • Obama takes questions on climate, and hoops, over Twitter

    05/28/2015 10:57:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Greg Robb
    President Barack Obama on Thursday went over the heads of the traditional press corps and took questions on Twitter for a half hour using his new account @POTUS. The 140 character limit did not seem like a constraint to the notoriously long-winded president. Although set up to discuss climate change after a tour of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Obama addressed a variety of different subjects, including the upcoming NBA Finals. The president responded to someone who said he was more worried about his student loans than climate change.
  • Condi Isn't Running: Get Over It

    05/28/2015 10:54:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 28, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    One of my ongoing political passions is the California US Senate race. For the greater part of my life, I have lived in a state languishing under two of the more liberal and/or worst US Senators in modern history. Dianne Feinstein, the senior senator by a few months, won her latest reelection by 30 points. She had deftly refused to debate her last opponent, arrogantly confiding to one reporter: “I’m running my own campaign.” Feinstein is barely tolerable compared to her ultra-liberal, retiring counterpart. Junior US Senator Barbara Boxer, a progressive figurehead, claimed that a “baby is a baby when...
  • The Bernie Sanders Save the Children Fund (Video Satire)

    05/28/2015 10:06:37 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 7 replies
    Reason TV ^ | Remy and Austin & Meredith Bragg
    Meet Hanna. Hanna wasn't always hungry – but then Old Spice released its Red Zone Aqua Reef Sweat Defense Solid. Now she’s starving. "You don't necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country." - Sen. Bernie Sanders Video at
  • George Galloway announces he will run for London Mayor

    05/28/2015 9:43:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-28-2015 | BBC
    Controversial former MP George Galloway is to seek election as the next mayor of London. The Respect Party leader, who has threatened a legal challenge over his general election defeat, declared his bid on Twitter. Mr Galloway posted a picture of himself sitting on an unmade bed with his young son and the slogan "Dad, you've got to do this. I've got your back!". "I'm standing for Mayor of London 2016," he added. On 7 May, Mr Galloway lost the Bradford West Commons seat he took from Labour, his former party, in a 2012 by-election. The seat was won by...
  • Dems buck Obama on water rule

    05/28/2015 9:24:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Dozens of congressional Democrats are joining Republicans to back legislation blocking the Obama administration’s new rule to redefine its jurisdiction over the nation’s waterways. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers made the regulation final Wednesday in an attempt to clarify that small streams, wetlands, headwaters and tributaries are covered by the Clean Water Act and the rules that go along with it. Opponents labeled the rule as a massive “power grab” by the Obama administration that could give federal officials authority over every creek and puddle. Three moderate Democrats in the Senate and 24 in...
  • Poroshenko Signs Moratorium on Foreign Debt Repayment (Ukraine)

    05/28/2015 9:21:20 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 1 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 5-28-2015 | Sputnik
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law allowing Ukraine to impose a moratorium on repayment of its foreign debt until at least July 2016, a press release on Poroshenko's official website said Thursday. The Ukrainian parliament approved the bill, which could affect repayment of the country's $3-billion debt to Russia on May 19. Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier the bill de facto was an announcement of a default, casting a negative light on the professionalism of Ukraine's leadership. Moreover, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that Moscow would turn to an international court if the Ukrainian president signed...
  • Fiorina, Kasich Crack Top 10 In New Q Poll

    05/28/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner - Buzz Cut ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    Marco Rubio skidded. Jeb Bush slid. Ben Carson zoomed. Mike Huckabee bounced. Scott Walker stayed steady. And that’s how you end up with a five-way tie for first place in the latest Quinnipiac University national poll on the GOP Sixteeners. Put another way: With five candidates evenly dividing half of the vote, there is no first place. While Rubio lost a third of his support and Bush continued to droop, losing three points for the second month in a row, all five can say with confidence that they will meet the polling criterion for the first GOP debate, hosted by...
  • MSM: Why, This Hillary Character Seems Evasive and Flawed

    The keepers of the Beltway flame don't seem terribly impressed by Hillary Clinton's aloof, unavailable presidential campaign thus far. Meet the Press' Chuck Todd thinks she's engaged in awkward ideological "gymnastics" and failing to connect (via the Free Beacon):videos at link ... The 'Game Change' boys see the relentless drip, drip, drip of the Clintons' financial irregulaties and serial opacity as "quite threatening" to her viability (via Grabien): And what is Mrs. Clinton's favorite refuge when her family's multimillion-dollar slush fund is attracting unwanted attention, new details are emerging about her failures and dishonesty as Secretary of State, and her...
  • Hillary is in a South Carolina 'chicken and waffles' joint – and sounding like it –

    05/28/2015 8:54:00 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/15 | DAVID MARTOSKO she makes her pitch to go back to '1600 Paynsylvania Avuhnoo' Hillary Clinton brought a pitch for women's issues to her first South Carolina campaign trip on Wednesday, but it was her reappearing Arkansas accent that caught much of the attention. She lost the state to Barack Obama in 2008, part of the epic meltdown that drove her from heir-apparent down to also-ran. But she appears to be more willing to play on race and gender politics this time around, leveraging relationships with minority female business owners in Columbia before an afternoon speech to Democratic women. 'I am running...
  • Carly Fiorina belongs on the primary debate stage

    05/28/2015 8:34:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | May 27,2015 | DREW CLINE
    Politics is a field dominated by those who excel at communicating, and Fiorina is proving herself a powerful and effective communicator. She does more than turn a nice phrase. (“Nothing makes me angrier than when people’s livelihoods are sacrificed on the altar of ideology.”) She packs more substance into fewer words than anyone else in the 2016 field. With this ability, Fiorina is selling herself as a competent manager and bold leader. She charmingly calls the administrative apparatus in Washington a “vast, bloated, incompetent bureaucracy.” To fix it, she would implement zero-based budgeting and pay for performance; tackle fraud, waste...
  • Latest Q poll shows the GOP field beginning to shift

    05/28/2015 8:32:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    And your winner is… well, nobody, really. The first national poll of GOP presidential candidates since all of the new entrants announced came out this morning and as you might have expected, primary voters are splintering off into various corners rather than solidifying behind a consensus candidate this early in the proceedings. In fact, you can’t even pick out who an early “leader” is because it’s a five way tie at ten percent each. (From Time magazine online.) The Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found the GOP field split evenly between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former neurosurgeon Ben...
  • Unions pounce on membership bill in Assembly. (Nevada)

    05/28/2015 7:45:09 AM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies ^ | 05/26/2015 | By BEN BOTKIN
    CARSON CITY — Two longstanding pillars of organized labor — union membership and employee seniority — would face changes under a Nevada collective bargaining bill that addresses how local governments and unions do business together. The Assembly Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday heard Assembly Bill 182, which would allow government employees to quit their union membership whenever they wish. AB182, sponsored by Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno, also would allow local governments to look at employees beyond simply their seniority level when making layoffs. Kirner said the bill’s purpose falls in line with Nevada’s standing as a right-to-work state in...
  • George Pataki joins GOP race for president

    05/28/2015 7:27:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    UPI ^ | 5/28/15 | Danielle Hayes George Pataki joins GOP race for president By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author May 28, 2015 at 9:44 AM Former New York Gov. George Pataki speaks during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall, of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, in New York, Thursday, May 15, 2014. File Photo by UPI/Richard Drew NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- Former New York Gov. George Pataki announced he's joining the race for president in 2016 with a video message on his website Thursday. The 69-year-old was governor of New York for three consecutive terms, leading the state through the...
  • Texas flooding puts Cruz, GOP in bind on climate change

    05/28/2015 7:08:53 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed May 27, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN)The heavy flooding that's overwhelmed Texas and killed more than 30 people has put Sen. Ted Cruz in a bind on climate change.The Republican presidential contender has held two press conferences over the past two days to address the flooding and the government's response. At each one, he was asked about the impact of climate change on natural disasters like the Texas flooding, and at each one, he dodged the question."In a time of tragedy, I think it's wrong to try to politicize a natural disaster -- and so there's plenty of time to talk about other issues," he...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Don't let Bill back in the White House, he abused women and he'll do it again.'

    full title: EXCLUSIVE: 'Don't let Bill back in the White House, he abused women and he'll do it again.' Paula Jones warns against voting for Hillary - because she also lied about sex case which almost cost him presidency She was the woman who almost brought down the president, with her allegations of sexual harassment. But 21 years after Paula Jones accused Bill Clinton of lurid behavior, she is speaking out against Hillary and insisting that his wife is not fit to be President either - because of her husband's history of bad behavior. In an exclusive interview with Daily...
  • Ted Cruz Top 10

    05/28/2015 6:54:17 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Reclaim DC ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Serenda
    1) “Embrace a big, positive jobs, growth and opportunity agenda.” He said that needs to include not just approval of the Keystone pipeline, but other jobs bills, including easing federal regulations.2) “We need to do everything humanly possible to repeal Obamacare.”Cruz said Republicans should send Obama a full repeal bill, but then also send small repeal bills to test Obama’s willingness on health care and draw a distinction between the two parties.3) “We need to finally secure the border and stop the president’s unconstitutional amnesty.”4) “We need to hold government accountable, and rein in judicial activism.” Cruz warned that federal...
  • Athens > Cruz Ignites GOP Convention Delegates

    05/28/2015 6:49:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Valdosta Today ^ | May 17, 2015
    ATHENS — There were chicken and fish on their plates, and Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz added some red meat as he roused a Georgia Republican Party convention crowd at The Classic Center in downtown Athens on Friday night.Cruz, a first-term U.S. senator from Texas who announced his run for the GOP presidential nomination in late March, touted himself as a true conservative, someone outside the Republican mainstream who can raise money and draw crowds, and who is part of “a new generation that is stepping forward” in the Republican Party.Alternately serious and playing for laughs — which he received...
  • Clinton Foundation took at least $1,250,000 from Qatar and World Cup committee...

    05/28/2015 6:42:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-27-15 | David Martosko
    'Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee' is the entity responsible for organizing the Gulf state's 2022 World Cup bid and the resulting preparations FIFA itself is also listed as a donor to the foundation, giving up to $100,000 Clinton Foundation website discloses donations from the committee of between $250,001 and $500,000, including a donation in 2014 Qatar itself has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the foundation, and did it before 2014 The tiny Middle Eastern country won the rights to host the 2022 global soccer tournament in December 2010 Clinton Foundation later said Qatar worked toward 'utilizing its research...
  • Teflon Tony Rodham, the Clintons’ Shady Id

    05/28/2015 6:14:10 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | May 28, 2015 | BRENDAN BORDELON
    Sitting in a courtroom three years ago, after skipping out on a sizable legal bill, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s youngest brother struck a reassuring tone: Don’t worry, the money is coming. “I deal through the Clinton Foundation,” Tony Rodham said, according to court transcripts uncovered by the New York Times. He gave his word that Hillary and Bill were setting him up with Haitian-government permits to build a $22 million housing development in the earthquake-stricken country. “I hound my brother-in-law, because it’s his fund that we’re going to get our money from,” Rodham explained, promising a $1 million check once the...
  • 'Don't let Bill back in the White House, he abused women and he'll do it again.' Paula Jones...

    05/28/2015 5:45:30 AM PDT · by maggief · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2015 | Paul Thompson
    Paula Jones sued President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment, saying he propositioned her when he was Arkansas governor Her case led to investigation in which Bill Clinton denied under oath having sex with Monica Lewinsky, leading to his impeachment trial Now a stay-at-home mom in Little Rock she tells Daily Mail Online his conduct means he should be kept out of the White House Jones says he is still lying and would philander again - and that Hillary lied too so is also unworthy of office 'There is no way that she did not know what was going on, that...
  • Jeb Bush Backed Path to Citizenship in 2009

    05/28/2015 5:41:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 5/28/15 | Rodrigo Ugarte
    A recent report reveals Republican presidential hopeful and brother of former president George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, backed a path to legalized citizenship for undocumented immigrants in 2009. Bush, who has not yet announced his intention to run in 2016, is one of the most forward-looking Republicans concerning the issue of immigration reform. However, he still needs to appeal to a Republican base wary of anything that may hint at "amnesty," in their eyes. Bush has treaded carefully, phrasing his support for reform as one that includes "earned" legal status. However, Buzzfeed News uncovered a 2009 letter in which the...
  • Rap song backs Cruz's 2016 bid

    05/28/2015 5:40:40 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/2015 | Mark Hensch
    A hip-hop track released Tuesday urges listeners to pick Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as America’s next president. We are Watchmen released the tune, titled “Set it on Fire,” on YouTube with a lyric video. “Make D.C. listen, switch off the dead news, the lame stream media feeding us the fed stew,” the group raps in the clip. “Collectivism, everyone’s a victim like the reds do, and for our next president, we’re all in for Ted Cruz." We are Watchmen’s website describes the group as “a movement that uses music and message to mobilize American Christians to civic duty.”
  • Video indicates Pataki to run for 2016 GOP presidential nomination

    05/28/2015 5:23:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/28/2015 | Fox News
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki confirmed in a video early Thursday that he would seek the 2016 Republican nomination for president. The three-and-a-half-minute video posted to his campaign website featured an anti-big government message, "Washington has grown too big, too powerful, too expensive, and too intrusive," and highlighted Pataki's role as governor of New York following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. "We have always understood that we have a common background and a common destiny, and when we stand together, we can accomplish anything," Pataki says in the video. "I saw that on the streets of New York...
  • Pro-Crime Policies Work

    05/28/2015 4:51:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Pro-Crime Policies WorkPosted By Daniel Greenfield On May 28, 2015 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments [1]Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.Despite a generation in which radical anti-crime policies such as enforcing the law and locking up criminals slashed murder rates, there’s still plenty of debate over whether anti-crime policies work.But no one can argue over whether pro-crime policies work.108 people were shot in New York, Baltimore and Chicago over the weekend. Many of the casualties were saved from that terrible “school-to-prison...
  • The Clinton Foundation received $100K from scandal-tarred FIFA (the Hillary connection)

    05/28/2015 4:38:05 AM PDT · by Liz · 8 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 5/28/15 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — The embattled Clinton Family Foundation received as much as $100,000 from FIFA--the scandal-tarred world soccer federation, available records revealed....the Clinton Foundation is under fire for accepting undisclosed multimillion-dollar contributions from foreign nations while Hillary was Secy of State. Bill was honorary chair of the effort to bring the soccer event to the US in 2018 or 2022 and hobnobbed with FIFA President Sepp Blatter at the World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2010..... the tiny Gulf emirate of Qatar prevailed for the 2022 competition.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - May 28, 2015

    05/28/2015 2:59:35 AM PDT · by sneakers · 18 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 May 28 2015.

    05/28/2015 2:59:28 AM PDT · by GregB · 7 replies
    Rose is back. She is on from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday . You can go to to hear her live or go to to hear archives. Streaming at
  • Politico Quotes Scott Walker Wildly Out Of Context To Invent Abortion Attack

    05/28/2015 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The DC - The Daily Caller ^ | May 27, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Politico reported Wednesday on a controversial statement made by Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a piece entitled “Scott Walker on mandatory ultrasounds: ‘It’s just a cool thing out there.'” The only problem? Walker never said that. In an interview with radio host Dana Loesch, Walker defended a law he signed that required an ultrasound be performed before an abortion. But the context makes clear that ultrasounds were a “cool thing,” not mandatory ultrasounds before an abortions. In particular, he made his statement during a discussion of people who keep ultrasounds of their own children:
  • With GOP field growing, Jeb Bush sharpens critique of would-be opponents

    05/28/2015 12:22:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | May 27, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    With the field of Republican presidential contenders expanding quickly, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush sought to cast himself as a seasoned leader while faulting other candidates for shifting course to fit public opinion. ... That could be seen as a knock on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who have both distanced themselves from previous advocacy for bipartisan immigration reform.
  • China Warns of ‘Inevitable’ War with US Over South China Sea

    05/27/2015 9:58:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Defense One ^ | 5-26-2015 | lily Kug
    After Chinese state media warned that war with the United States may be “inevitable,” Beijing has published a policy paper detailing how the military will shift its focus from land and coastlines to the open seas. China’s State Council released a white paper today that criticizes “external countries…busy meddling in South China Sea affairs” and sets out an “active defense” military strategy for the country. The paper comes a day after an editorial (link in Chinese) in the state-run Chinese tabloid Global Times said conflict between China and the US will be unavoidable if the Washington doesn’t lay off Beijing...
  • A Reaganesque solution to the Ex-Im Bank dilemma

    05/27/2015 8:45:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2015 | John R. Bolton
    Opposition to the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is now at the point where the bank’s reauthorization is genuinely in doubt. Spurred by accusations of corporate welfare, crony capitalism and outright corruption, opponents believe the Ex-Im Bank’s palpable violation of free-market principles fully warrants its early demise. The Ex-Im Bank’s critics have their economics entirely correct, but they have their geopolitics wrong. Their solution — simply terminating the bank — is appealing but counterproductive. What America should do, under a president with the wit to do it, is negotiate the global elimination of “export credits” (as these subsidies are generically known)....
  • Jenna Bush Hager Being Considered for NBC Talk Show

    05/27/2015 8:30:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27 | Stephanie Smith
    “Today” correspondent Jenna Bush Hager is in the running for a new NBCUniversal daytime talk show in development that could eventually replace “The Meredith Vieira Show,” sources told Page Six. The Bush daughter is one of several people testing for a panel-style chat program to replace “Vieira,” which has seen soft ratings since its launch last season. Hager, 33, was spotted out in Los Angeles last week testing for the potential pilot, which we hear would include both male and female hosts.
  • Ted Cruz, charlatan

    05/27/2015 7:15:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 75 replies
    WashPo ^ | 5/27/2015 | Milbank
    As he prepared for his presidential run over the last year or so, a hawkish Sen. Ted Cruz has said U.S. policy in the Middle East and elsewhere is a mess because of President Obama’s weakness — particularly his failure to enforce his own “red line” after the Syrian regime used chemical weapons. “A critical reason for Putin’s aggression has been President Obama’s weakness,” the senator said in a typical appearance, on ABC News last year. “You’d better believe that Putin sees that in Syria,” Cruz added. “Obama draws a red line and ignores the red line.” This takes quite...
  • Nebraska senators override governor's veto, repeal death penalty

    05/27/2015 6:57:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    How they voted Yes: Roy Baker, Kate Bolz, Patty Pansing Brooks, Kathy Campbell, Ernie Chambers, Colby Coash, Tanya Cook, Sue Crawford, Al Davis, Laura Ebke, Tommy Garrett, Mike Gloor, Ken Haar, Galen Hadley, Matt Hansen, Burke Harr, Robert Hilkemann, Sara Howard, Rick Kolowski, Mark Kolterman, Bob Krist, Brett Lindstrom, John McCollister, Heath Mello, Adam Morfeld, Jeremy Nordquist, Paul Schumacher, Les Seiler, Kate Sullivan, Matt Williams No: Dave Bloomfield, Lydia Brasch, Joni Craighead, Curt Friesen, Mike Groene, Dan Hughes, Jerry Johnson, Bill Kintner, John Kuehn, Tyson Larson, Beau McCoy, John Murante, Merv Riepe, Jim Scheer, Ken Schilz, David Schnoor, Jim Smith,...
  • Ted Cruz 2016 : Florida Political Tsunami - Ted Cruz crushes Marco Rubio in Tea Party Vote (65-10%)

    05/27/2015 6:35:50 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 26 replies
    Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Victory Team ^ | 2015-05-27 | Patton@Bastogne
    . NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Victory Team ============================== Ted Cruz 2016 : Florida Political Tsunami - Ted Cruz crushes Marco Rubio in Tea Party Vote (65-10%) Ted Cruz : 65 % Mike Huckabee : 15 % Marco Rubio : 10% Scott Walker : 5 % Ben Carson: 5 % U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's momentum in the "must win" Florida battleground makes powerful strides, and serious questions arise concerning the political weakness of Marco Rubio, Florida's disappointing "Favorite Son". The Tampa 9-12 Tea Party group presented the Ted Cruz national and Florida campaigns with a tremendous 65%...
  • Clinton Foundation didn’t report another $26.4 million in speaking fees

    05/27/2015 5:04:39 PM PDT · by LucyT · 24 replies
    Fire Andrea ^ | May 23, 2015 | Staff
    Clinton Foundation didn’t report another $26.4 million in speaking fees The Clinton Foundation confirmed Thursday that it received as much as $26.4 million in previously unreported payments from foreign governments and corporations for speeches given by the Clintons. It’s the latest in a string of admissions from the foundation that it didn’t always abide by a 2008 ethics agreement to disclose its funding sources publicly. That agreement, penned as Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, is certain to continue the headache that the foundation’s work and donors have become for Clinton as she makes another run at the White House....
  • Boehner/McConnell Op-Ed: "Now We Can Get Congress Going" [Nov 2014]

    05/27/2015 4:48:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Speaker Boehner's Press Office [Wall Street Journal] ^ | November 5, 2014 | By John Boehner and Mitch McConnell
    Americans have entrusted Republicans with control of both the House and Senate. We are humbled by this opportunity to help struggling middle-class Americans. Looking ahead to the next Congress, we will honor the voters’ trust by focusing, first, on jobs and the economy. Among other things, that means a renewed effort to debate and vote on the many bills that passed the Republican-led House in recent years. It also means renewing our commitment to repeal ObamaCare, which is hurting the job market along with Americans’ health care. Our priorities in the 114th Congress will be your priorities. That means addressing...
  • When Liberal E.J. Dionne Tries To Give Advice To Conservatives (worth reading)

    05/27/2015 4:44:42 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 5/27/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    Why are so many GOP candidates conservative? Blame it on the “Republican primary electorate that has moved so far right that it brooks no deviation.” So goes the eternal Washington game of the liberal elite. This time the player trying to game the GOP is The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne, who penned a Memorial Day column titled: “The GOP’s Shape Shifters: The Right’s Political Correctness.” Here’s a bit of what the uber-left wing Mr. Dionne had to say, doubtless delighting with the image of playing with the GOP talking heads and minds that absorb his column: Accommodating right-wing primary voters...
  • And Then a Hero Comes Along: Mike Flynn (for Congress)

    05/27/2015 4:36:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 ^ | 3/27/15 | Lloyd Marcus
    Perhaps what I am about to say has nothing to do with conservative Mike Flynn running for Congress, Illinois or it has everything to do with it. While painting my garage doors, I thought about how the Left is exposing our kids in public schools to sexual activities as early as kindergarten. Experts say such early exposure creates sexual confusion and fetishes in children. And yet, GOP politicians and a majority of Americans are becoming increasingly passive, allowing the Left to have its way with our kids' minds. I wonder if God will judge us for not protecting the least...
  • Ron DeSantis – The Conservative Choice For U.S. Senate In Florida

    05/27/2015 4:33:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies ^ | 5/26/15 | George Rasley
    The race to succeed Senator Marco Rubio as Florida’s junior Senator is starting to heat up. Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-6) was the first to officially announce his candidacy and we here at CHQ recommend him to our readers as the conservative choice in the GOP primary and in the November election. In his two terms in the House Congressman DeSantis has been a leader on key elements of the conservative agenda and on issues that are fundamental to reestablishing American economic growth. An unapologetic advocate of American exceptionalism, DeSanti has also been a leader on national security. He has been...
  • GOP senators call for over-the-counter birth control

    05/27/2015 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is leading a new push to allow women to buy birth control without a prescription, hoping to deliver on one of the biggest promises of his freshman Senate campaign last year.A half-dozen Senate Republicans have signed onto Gardner’s bill, which would require drug companies that sell contraceptives to file an application to sell their products over the counter. “Most other drugs with such a long history of safe and routine use are available for purchase over the counter, and contraception should join them,” Gardner wrote in a statement. He said his bill would benefit women in...
  • Cruz Threatens to Subpoena Treasury Officials to Testify About Obamacare Rules

    05/27/2015 2:54:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CQ Roll Call ^ | May 27, 2015 | Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Ted Cruz is warning he might seek to compel testimony from the Treasury Department about the Affordable Care Act. The Texas Republican presidential candidate, who has the gavel of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, said his staff had been informed by the Obama administration that witnesses would not be available to testify about the rule-making process for providing subsidies under Obamacare because of ongoing litigation. “For two main reasons, this excuse is entirely invalid,” Cruz wrote in a new letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew. “First, Congress retains its right to...
  • Rick Santorum announces second presidential bid

    05/27/2015 2:36:38 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies ^ | May 27, 2015 | Robert Costa
    CABOT, Pa. — Rick Santorum, the brusque and deeply conservative former senator who won nearly a dozen contests in the 2012 race for the Republican nomination, announced here Wednesday that he would seek to recapture that fleeting magic by entering a crowded primary likely to be far more difficult than the last.
  • The Most Important Republican Donor That You Don’t Know Is Married To One You Do

    05/27/2015 12:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rosie Gray
    Republican presidential candidates travel far and wide to meet with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, seeking out his generous support. Not as many people talk about the other person in the room — his wife. In the late 1980s, Miriam Ochshorn was living in New York. Already a successful Israeli doctor, she had come to the United States for a fellowship in addiction medicine in 1986. She was divorced, and the mother of two daughters. One day, she got a call from a childhood friend, who was also now living in the United States. The friend, Sara Aronson, had just run...
  • State Department Officials Pass Through Revolving Door, Lobby for Passage of TPP

    05/27/2015 12:45:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 6 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 27 May 2015 | Sam Knight
    While Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is refusing to reveal her position on the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, other former State Department officials are actively supporting the agreement. They’re just not bothering to reveal their conflicts of interest. More than 30 former State Department officials, envoys, military officers and White House national security advisers who served under both Republican and Democratic presidents signed a letter last month calling the trade agreement “a defining test for American political and economic leadership in the Asia-Pacific region” and urging members of Congress to give President Obama “fast-track” authority to speed its passage.Though the...
  • Have Democrats Pulled Too Far Left?

    05/27/2015 12:36:45 PM PDT · by NRx · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05-27-2015 | Peter Wehner
    AMONG liberals, it’s almost universally assumed that of the two major parties, it’s the Republicans who have become more extreme over the years. That’s a self-flattering but false narrative.

    05/27/2015 12:23:31 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 36 replies ^ | May 27, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina argued that “titles are just titles” and Hillary Clinton’s “track record” includes the collapse of the Middle East and the failed Russian reset on Wednesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC. Fiorina said, “I come from a world where titles are just titles, and talk is just talk. It’s only in politics where titles and words mean a lot. In the rest of the world, it’s actually about what have you done, actions speak louder than words. People want to know are your words and your actions consistent and are they consistent over time. And so,...
  • Rick Santorum to announce presidential bid in interview with … George Stephanopoulos

    05/27/2015 12:14:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    So that proposed GOP boycott of Steph lasted not quite two weeks. Good job, everyone. Are we sure we don’t give him another shot at moderating a crucial Republican debate?When you’re at two percent in the polls, I guess you can’t afford to be choosy when a broadcast network offers you free airtime. Well played, Mr. Stephanopoulos. Very well played. Rick Santorum, the former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, will announce today that he will seek the GOP nomination for president in 2016, ABC News has learned. ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will sit down for an exclusive interview...