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  • Repubs to Dems: “Please Like Us – We’re Just Like You!”

    09/30/2014 2:52:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 9/30/2014 | Mark Tapson
    In the wake of a second presidential election loss in 2012, Republicans went back to the drawing board looking for a more effective way to present themselves and their message. Now a brand new ad campaign has been launched which demonstrates that Republicans are even more clueless about selling themselves today than they were two years ago and four years before that. The pathetic message this disastrous ad seems to be sending on behalf of Republicans is this: “Hey Democrats, please like us – we’re just like you!”The 97-second ad, part of a campaign from GOP strategist Vinny Manchillo, a...
  • Barack Obama, Outside Agitator

    09/30/2014 2:05:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Arcamax ^ | 9/30/2014 | Patrick Buchanan
    In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: "Russian aggression in Europe," "terrorism in Syria and Iraq," rapes and beheadings by ISIL, al-Qaida, Boko Haram. And, of course, the Ferguson Police Department. That's right. The president could not speak of war, terrorism and genocide without dragging in the incident in a St. Louis suburb where a white cop shot and killed a black teenager: "In a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri -- where a young...
  • Drive-Bys Ridicule the Obama-Kroft Show

    09/29/2014 4:04:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, it's funny the number of people making fun of Obama on 60 Minutes last night. Ron Fournier, who used to be the AP bureau chief and is quoted so much, by the way, when he issues criticisms of Obama. The reason why that makes news is because Fournier used to be one of the guys -- I don't mean to insult him by saying this, but he used to be in the tank. He was like a lot of people were in 2008, just swept up in whatever messianic atmospherics we had with Obama. And of...
  • Jeb Bush says GOP would ‘fix a few big things’

    09/29/2014 9:29:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2014 10:56 PM EDT | Roxana Hegeman
    Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a Kansas fundraiser for struggling Sen. Pat Roberts that the incumbent must be re-elected so the GOP can take control of the Senate and “fix a few big things” in Washington. […] “This is the most pessimistic America has ever been,” Bush told a $100-a-plate fundraiser, adding that pessimism makes it hard to move forward as a nation. Americans are feeling negative because their son or daughter has graduated for college with student loan debt and cannot find a job, or they...
  • American Federation of Government Employees Union, (AFGE)State-by-State Endorsement Guide

    09/29/2014 8:10:25 PM PDT · by Yellowstone Joe · 9 replies
    What follows is a list of every state, with a link to the candidates that the American Federation of Government Employees Union is endorsing for the House of representatives. Chances are you will not see the Republican running from your district on the list. That is unless he is a big government pro union RINO. AFGE's State-by-State Endorsement Guide Find your state below and click "more" to find a list of AFGE endorsed candidates in Senate, House and Governors midterm election races. Alabama See AFGE's list of endorsed candidates in Alabama. [more] Alaska See AFGE's list of endorsed candidates in Alaska....
  • Democratic CT State Representative Busted on 19 Charges of Voter Fraud

    09/29/2014 8:05:24 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 12 replies
    RedState ^ | Sept. 29, 2014 | Jake (Diary)
    Time and again, we hear from the Democrats that voter fraud is not an important issue. Despite their ardent insistence, we continue to see people getting arrested for voter fraud, usually from their own party! Today’s news continues that trend. Democratic Connecticut State Representative Christina Ayala has been arrested on 19 counts of voter fraud.
  • Catalonia's Scottish dreams on hold as top court postpones independence vote

    09/29/2014 8:05:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    CS Monitor ^ | 09/29/2014 | By Andrés Cala
    MADRID — At first glance, Catalonia's face-off with Madrid over independence looks like it has much in common with the recent Scottish secessionist crisis, which panicked countries and markets alike. But the upcoming vote, which Spain’s highest court unanimously suspended after the Spanish government officially challenged it on Monday, shares little with Scotland's, other than the ultimate goal. The regional leader of Catalonia, Artur Mas, signed a decree Saturday setting Nov. 9 for the referendum. But, whenever the referendum might take place, the fundamental difference is that Catalonians are not being asked to decide whether to break away from Spain,...
  • Republicans do conservatism a disservice by running on nothing

    09/29/2014 7:54:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/29/2014 | Philip Klein
    If history has taught conservatives anything, it is that having Republicans in power is a necessary but by no means sufficient condition to advance a conservative agenda. During the George W. Bush era, for instance, Republicans controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress. Spending soared, the federal role in education grew, and entitlements underwent their most significant expansion since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. Republicans claim to have rediscovered their commitment to limited government principles as a reaction to President Obama. But with the possibility of retaking control of the Senate within their grasp, Republicans have decided to pursue...
  • Log Cabin Republicans: Can GOP gays win gay South Florida again for Rick Scott?

    09/29/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 29, 2014 | Steve Rothaus
    An op-ed from Matt Chen of the Broward Republican Executive Committee: Early voting will begin next week. By Election Day one would presume the demonized homophobic and racist Rick Scott will end up with 95% of the substantial South Florida Gay vote going to Democrat Charlie Crist. Not so, my friends. Sure that's hard to understand when the Florida Agenda perpetually portrays the GOP as virulently and violently homophobic. But Gay Democrats have routinely been stunned to find out that 25-35% of Gay voters routinely vote Republican, according to exit polling.
  • Warren dives into gov race, rips Baker

    09/29/2014 7:13:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 28, 2014 | Owen Ross
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking swings at Charlie Baker on behalf of Martha Coakley, blasting the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s gaffe last week in a fundraising message sent out yesterday, saying that when he “dismissed a woman news reporter by calling her ‘sweetheart’ a lot of people questioned Charlie’s attitude toward women.” “My colleague Kristen Gillibrand recently pointed out that even now, in 2014, sometimes she feels like she’s living in a Mad Men episode,” Warren wrote in the message, referencing an AMC television series set in the not-yet liberated 1960s. “When I hear some of the things that Republicans...
  • Feminist: Colleges should spend less time on sexual PC & more time teaching about the real threat...

    09/29/2014 6:26:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 29, 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    Self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia has written an op-ed piece for Time Magazine arguing that female college students are naive and careless about the true nature of men as sexual predators. Paglia, 67, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, penned the column this week in reaction to the recent abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a 32-year-old nursing assistant. Jesse Matthew was captured in Texas last week and charged with abduction with intent to defile, but so far there is no sign...
  • CNN Media Reporter Shames Colleagues for Not Giving Sarah Palin Benefit of Doubt

    09/29/2014 6:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    CNN's media reporter shamed his colleagues this week for rushing to judgment before all of the facts were in about a brawl involving the Palin family. The "sketchy" details of the fight in which the Palin family reportedly came to the defense of their eldest son were first spread by an anti-Palin blogger who admitted she neither had the time nor wanted to track down the facts. No need to bother, of course, when the "story" is salacious and the anti-Palin mainstream press will more than participate in the feeding frenzy if they think it will make Palin look bad....
  • Despite Early MSM Hype, Coffee Party Remains Stuck in Insignificance

    09/29/2014 5:33:57 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 29, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Today is National Coffee Day. Many outlets such as Dunkin' Donuts, Mickey Ds, and others are offering free coffee as a result. And since it is National Coffee Day your humble correspondent, a devout caffeine addict from way back, decided to Google search on all things coffee. What I discovered was something long forgotten by myself and everybody else...assuming they even remembered it in the first place. I am referring to the Coffee Party. Although the Coffee Party is completely gone with the exception of some strange clingers as we shall see, it was kicked off with tremdous hype in...
  • Here are the Candidates Who Will Fight For You(AFGE’s endorsements)

    09/29/2014 5:26:49 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | September 29, 2014 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time, sent to others using government equipment, or sent to anyone while in a government building because it involves election related activityAs the old adage goes, all politics is local. For federal employees, that means electing men and women at the local level who will fight for you in Washington.These past few years have seen unprecedented attacks on government employees – our pay, benefits, retirement security, and even our jobs have been targeted by certain factions within Congress.We need to get back to a time when public...
  • Nunn-Linked Group Under Investigation for Voter Fraud Starts Handing Over Documents

    09/29/2014 5:23:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The National Review ^ | 9-29-14 | Andrew Johnson
    The New Georgia Project, a group currently under investigation for “significant illegal activities” regarding voter-registration applications, began handing over subpoenaed documents on Friday, and says it’s reached an agreement to limit the scope of the documents it’s required to turn over. Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp launched the investigation of the New Georgia Project earlier this month after receiving “numerous” complaints regarding applications submitted by the group, including forged signatures and applications. The investigation has turned up 33 fraudulent applications thus far, ahead of the thousands of pages of documents set to be turned over. The group is run...
  • Governor Palin: ‘Obama’s Praise Betrays Us’

    09/29/2014 5:18:50 PM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | September 29, 2014 | Sarah Palin via Steve Flesher
    Governor Palin wrote some wise words via her Facebook page. Obama’s Praise Betrays UsAs I told a Washington, DC audience this weekend, "We can survive the Error of Obama; it’s almost over, and we can survive this President. The question is, can we survive the people who voted for him a second time?" Barack Obama’s praise this week for the Muslim cleric who advocated killing our U.S. soldiers is one of the most appalling stunts we’ve seen. He’s been enabled by the low information voters who gave him a second term to express his true beliefs in a perversely refreshing way...
  • Florida officials want to implement ‘voluntary’ gun-control

    09/29/2014 5:08:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 6/6/14 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Thanks to state preemption law, only the Florida Legislature can enact measures regulating the sale, possession, transfer of firearms in the Gunshine State. But that’s not going to stop some city and county officials from attempting to implement ‘voluntary’ gun-control, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Under a proposal backed by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, city and county officials would ask gun shops and ammo suppliers who have sales contracts with law enforcement departments around the state to follow certain “sales and marketing safeguards,” when conducting business. Those safeguards include asking the stores to run background checks on employees, train personnel to...
  • California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link

    09/29/2014 4:37:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 29, 2014 | By BETTINA BOXALL
    Global warming contributed to extreme heat waves in many parts of the world last year, but cannot be definitively linked to the California drought, according to a report released Monday. In the report, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 20 research teams explored the causes of 16 extreme weather events recorded in 2013, including torrential downpours in Colorado, heat waves in Korea and Australia and a blizzard in South Dakota. The studies overwhelmingly showed that human-caused climate change played a role in the heat waves, in some cases making them 10 times more likely. But the report...
  • Australia Heat Wave Is Tied to Climate Change

    09/29/2014 4:30:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 29, 2014 | By JUSTIN GILLIS
    The savage heat waves that struck Australia in 2013 were almost certainly a direct consequence of the human release of greenhouse gases, researchers said Monday. It is perhaps the most definitive statement climate scientists have made that ties a specific weather event to global warming. Five groups of researchers, using distinct methods, analyzed the heat that baked Australia for much of last year and continued into 2014. All five came to the conclusion that last year’s heat waves could not have been as severe without the long-term climatic warming caused by human activity. “When we look at the heat across...
  • Jerry Brown approves loan program for undocumented students

    09/29/2014 4:10:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | September 29, 2014 | Staff
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation creating a new loan program for undocumented students in California’s public universities. California has already taken several steps to make college more affordable for undocumented students, including extending in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who graduate from California high schools and making them eligible to apply for Cal Grant scholarships. Brown signed the bill on Sunday without comment.
  • Poll: Joni Ernst Leads Bruce Braley by 6 Points in Iowa Senate Race

    09/29/2014 3:57:16 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 27, 2014 | Todd Beamon
    Republican Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst has pulled ahead of Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in a race for the U.S. Senate that had been considered virtually deadlocked for months, a new poll released Saturday by The Des Moines Register shows. Ernst leads 44 percent to 38 percent in the race that is considered pivotal to the GOP's effort to retake the Senate on Nov. 4, the Register reports. Twelve percent of the 546 likely voters surveyed Sept. 21-24 said they were undecided. Vote Now: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? "Very interesting, and good news not...
  • Police: 2 Arrested in Street Riot in Downtown Rochester (MN) (40-60 People Fighting)

    09/29/2014 3:53:52 PM PDT · by Son House · 45 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Sep 29, 2014 | KTTC TV
    Rochester police Capt. John Sherwin described the scene officers were called to about 1:40 a.m. Sunday as a "riot." Officers found 40-60 people fighting in the area of Third Street and First Avenue. When one officer tried making an arrest, his glasses were knocked off and stepped on. When another officer tried making an arrest, four to five people tried grabbing an officer and pulling away. "The officers do what they have to do, and their safety dictated that they responded in a way where at least a few people had to get away. Just because they got away Sunday...
  • UDALL LIED (AGAIN): Embattled Sen. Arrested for More Than Just Pot ( Colorado )

    09/29/2014 3:51:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | September 29, 2014 by
    Pot is one thing, but three ounces is a lot for a casual user and is usually reserved for dealers. Wait…. You weren’t selling that weed were you, Mark? And, then, amphetamines? Really? It’s no secret in Colorado that Sen. Mark Udall has some problems telling the truth. It’s probably also relatively well-known that Mark Udall admitted to The Rocky Mountain News (RIP) that he was arrested for possession of marijuana. But, here’s Sen. Udall’s dirty little secret – it wasn’t just marijuana and it was a little more complicated than he shrugged off in the Rocky. ... The punishment...
  • Jake Tapper: Oklahoma Lone Wolf Clearly an Islamic Extremist

    09/29/2014 3:34:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9/29/2014 | Pam Key
    Monday on CNN's "The Lead," host Jake Tapper said the man who beheaded his co worker in Oklahoma on Thursday, Alton Nolen, was "clearly an Islamic extremist." Tapper said, "Some call this a case of workplace violence. The suspect's devolution into the world of radical Islam is hard to ignore."
  • Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning

    09/29/2014 3:32:22 PM PDT · by 1010RD · 11 replies
    Pew Research ^ | September 22, 2014 | Pew
    Nearly three-quarters of the public (72%) now thinks religion is losing influence in American life, up 5 percentage points from 2010 to the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past decade. And most people who say religion's influence is waning see this as a bad thing. Perhaps as a consequence, a growing share of the American public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics. The share of Americans who say churches and other houses of worship should express their views on social and political issues is up 6 points since the 2010 midterm elections (from 43%...
  • It's Official: Obama Takes Sides in Ferguson [time for a beer summit?]

    09/29/2014 3:16:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/29/2014 | Larry O'Connor
    Any pretense that President Obama would let justice take its course in Ferguson, MO without his use of the bully pulpit of the presidency to influence or sway events on the ground has been completely thrown out the window. Saturday night, Obama firmly "took sides" in the Michael Brown case during a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Obama called the shooting an event that exposed the racial divide in America and "scars the hearts of our children."Fox News reports on Obama's speech and quotes the President using language that could easily be part of an Al Sharpton monologue...
  • Colorado Teachers' Union President Thanks NEA for Help with 'Hostile School Boards'

    09/29/2014 3:05:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 29 Sep 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Speaking at the National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver on July 3rd, Colorado Education Association (CEA) President Kerrie Dallman referred to the school district of Jefferson County (JeffCo) – where teachers have staged a “sick-out” and students left classes to protest throughout last week – as one of three in her state in which the teachers’ union was “working against hostile school boards.” “I also want to say thank you to the staff and leaders from the 18 states around the country who were sending in 48 staff under the NEA shared staffing...
  • Ground Game Activism in Arkansas

    09/29/2014 3:01:21 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 2 replies
    09/29/14 | Kenny
    If you or anyone you know would like to get involved in defeating liberalism in Arkansas, visit the group AR Women Speak website. You can also email Joanne Filiatreau at mrsphilly@sbcglobal.net. You can even make some money in some of the activism. http://womenspeakoutpac.com/ https://pryortooextreme.com/ https://www.facebook.com/WomenSpeakOutAR
  • Georgia woman files bogus $94 million tax return, gets arrested

    09/29/2014 2:54:25 PM PDT · by boycott · 38 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 27, 2014 | Deborah Hastings
    Brigitte Jackson is nabbed by cops in elaborate sting. She gets caught when she tries to cash fake state check for $94,323,148.
  • Sowell: Random Thoughts

    09/29/2014 1:31:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional — which means that decency is likely to become less common. The biggest issue in this fall's election is whether the Obama administration will end when Barack Obama leaves the White House or whether it will continue on, by appointing federal judges with lifetime appointments who share President Obama's contempt for the Constitution. Whether such judges will be confirmed by the Senate depends on whether the Senate continues to be controlled by Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid. Why in the world would...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign in Milwaukee for Mary Burke

    09/29/2014 1:10:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Fox 6 -- WITI ^ | 9-29-14 | Trisha Bee
    First Lady Michelle Obama will rally with Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke in Milwaukee on Monday, September 29th. Last-minute preparations were underway Sunday at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. That’s where Michelle Obama will join Mary Burke Monday for a Milwaukee rally in the very close race for governor. “We want to give the first lady a big Wisconsin welcome,” Burke for Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Zepecki said. Volunteers were busy Sunday at the Wisconsin Center — setting up for the first lady’s visit. “There`s always a lot of set up — little details big details. They`re handling...
  • What If Counterfactuals Never Existed?

    09/29/2014 1:04:58 PM PDT · by oblomov · 43 replies
    New Republic ^ | 20 Sep 2014 | Cass R. Sunstein
    Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History by Richard J. Evans (Brandeis University Press) As everyone knows, the supreme court 
ruled six–three for Al Gore in the great dispute over the Florida recount in 2000. As everyone also knows, Gore emerged as the ultimate victor in that recount, and with his poetic and moving inauguration address he managed to unify a badly divided nation. For a long period, the Gore years continued the peace and prosperity established under President Clinton, punctuated by the successful prevention of an apparent terrorist plot in 2001, by the enactment of health care reform in 2003 (mocked...
  • United Nations General Assembly: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

    09/29/2014 1:03:50 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 9-29-2014 | CSPAN
    Hosting Organization United Nations | General Assembly
  • Long Shots Loom as Spoilers in Tight November Races Across Nation [Watch the Libertarians]

    09/29/2014 11:35:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/29/2014 | Jonathan Martin
    WASHINGTON — In an election year shaped by voter anger toward the political establishment, the outcome of an unusually large number of close Senate and governor’s races could be determined by the outsize role of third-party candidates. The potential spoilers include a quixotic former three-term senator, a pizza delivery man and an Alaskan whose name, Fish, summons a favored native food. They represent independents, Libertarians and other parties that have suddenly become relevant — and could affect the balance of power in Congress and decide who runs the governor’s offices in several states. “If people don’t like their choices with...
  • Conservative Political Operatives Form 'Conservative Review' Mega-Scorecard for Congress

    09/29/2014 11:30:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/28/14 | Matthew Boyle
    In a move that's likely to cause heartburn for the GOP establishment and Democratic Party, a band of hardcore conservative politicos have grouped together to form a new scorecard and rating system for members of Congress. FreedomWorks’ director of minority outreach Deneen Borelli; Daniel Horowitz, a conservative who worked for Madison Project and has written columns for Breitbart News and RedState; former U.S. Senate Steering committee policy adviser Gaston Mooney; and conservative communications staffer Rachel Semmel, among others, have just launched the “Conservative Review.” “I am excited to be a part of an organization that pulls back the curtain on...
  • Cruz: 'Dark times' call for American leadership

    09/29/2014 10:05:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 29, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    Sen. Ted. Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday slammed the Obama administration's foreign policy track record, saying the global community is “calling out” for U.S. intervention. “We’re beginning to see what a world without American leadership looks like,” he said at the National Security Action Summit in Washington. The policies of “appeasement and leading from behind are not working,” he added. Cruz, who is widely expected to be a GOP presidential nominee in 2016, rattled off a list of foreign policy failures, naming the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which he said is on a “murderous rampage” across the Middle...
  • Nate Silver's Senate Update: When Should Democrats Panic?

    09/29/2014 10:02:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Five Thirty Eight Politics ^ | 09/29/2014 | Nate Silver
    The Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll always makes news and with good reason: The pollster that conducts it, Selzer & Company, is among the best in the country, according to FiveThirtyEight’s pollster ratings. On Saturday evening, the poll had an especially interesting result in Iowa’s Senate race. It put the Republican candidate Joni Ernst six points ahead of the Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley. Most other recent polls of the state had shown a roughly tied race. Consider the implications. Republicans need to pick up six seats to win the Senate. Right now, they’re favored to win the Democratic-held seats in...
  • Politico Claims Lack of Iowa Women in Statewide Office Can Be Fixed by...Hillary

    09/29/2014 9:46:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 29, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Politico has noticed that there has been a lack of women in statewide office for the past 20 years. A name is presented as someone who could resolve this situation. So what name first pops into your head? If you guessed U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst you would be absolutely right. However, Politico mentioned her as an afterthought buried deep into their article written by Dave Price. The female being promoted by Price as the savior to this situation is Hillary Clinton who might be running in the Iowa primary for presidential nomination, not statewide office. Price takes the example...
  • Mission Relaunched

    09/29/2014 9:13:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Economist ^ | September 27, 2014 | The Economist
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  • Cruz adviser: 9-1 Texan will run for president

    09/29/2014 8:55:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 09-29-2014 | By Paul Bedard
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the darling of the Tea Party who is well known for standing strong on principle, is on the verge of getting into the 2016 race for president, according to an adviser. "At this point it's 90/10 he's in," the advisor told National Journal. "And honestly, 90 is lowballing it." In an interview with the weekly, the first term senator joined those in the conservative movement who are comparing the 2016 race to 1980, when Ronald Reagan and former President Jimmy Carter squared off with radically different agendas. Reagan won in a landslide. “I have been very...
  • USA Today fluff piece: “Giffords is the heir to Jim Brady as the face of gun safety,”

    09/29/2014 8:54:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    thegunfeed.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Unknown
    USA Today fluff piece: “Giffords is the heir to Jim Brady as the face of gun safety,”
  • What the Romney boomlet says about the establishment GOP's feeble 2016 field

    09/29/2014 8:38:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 9/29/14 | W. James Antle III
    Two-time presidential loser Mitt Romney's sprawling network of consultants and aides is sitting tight, waiting for the former Massachusetts governor to decide whether he wants to run for president a third time. Romney, who until recently had long denied any true interest in another bid, is reportedly talking the idea over with his family. Ann Romney isn't exactly denying it. Former running mate Paul Ryan, thought to be a possible presidential contender himself, is almost encouraging it. And Romney himself declined to close the door on the possibility in an interview with Romneyphile Hugh Hewitt. As I write this, an...
  • Why Republicans may not win the Senate after all

    09/29/2014 8:35:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 108 replies
    blogs.reuters.com ^ | 9/29/14 | Craig Shirley
    Establishment Republicans should keep the champagne on ice until after the midterm elections. Too many are already popping corks, pronouncing their strategy of “crushing” the Tea Party during the primaries as a crucial step in their successful takeover of the U.S. Senate. There are increasing signs, however, that the GOP might not take control of the Senate and may only make modest gains in the House of Representatives. In states like North Carolina, for example, the GOP candidate hasn’t shown the ability to wage a major-league campaign. In other key battleground states, the establishment GOP is supporting problematic candidates, like...
  • Last night's Iowa Senate Debate (Vanity)

    09/29/2014 8:35:08 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 29, 2014 | No Dems
    I don't live in Iowa, but, I watched the Iowa Senate Debate between Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley on YouTube last night. You can do the same; just click on the YouTube link. According to Bloomberg News (which cannot be posted on FR) Braley failed to damage Ernst in the Debate. He was a smooth talking, lying, typical Ambulance Chaser. She was well prepared, well informed and very graceful. I'm giving Ernst the edge in the Debate. I wish she'd have "sucker punched" Braley dude a little harder, but, like I say, she was very graceful. No matter how hard...
  • Ted Cruz Is Prepping a Foreign Policy-Focused Presidential Campaign

    09/29/2014 8:34:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 29, 2014 | Tim Alberta
    Ted Cruz is running for president. The only thing left for him to do is say so. According to sources close to the Texas senator, Cruz could be preparing for an end-of-year announcement and is now dedicating considerable time and effort to cultivating a foreign-policy foundation that might help his candidacy stand out in what is guaranteed to be a crowded field. "At this point it's 90/10 he's in," one Cruz adviser said. "And honestly, 90 is lowballing it."
  • Rick Santorum returns

    09/29/2014 8:20:10 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/29/2014 | Anna Palmer
    Rick Santorum helped drag out the 2012 Republican primary, sending Mitt Romney limping into the general election. Santorum’s lesson: Get in even earlier in 2016. The iconoclast social conservative is already taking the temperature of potential donors. His big money benefactor, Foster Friess, still adores him. He’s headed to Iowa in October to meet with key conservative activists. And he is growing his grass-roots network beyond early primary states. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus earlier this year called the primary process a “complete disaster,” promising to slash the number of debates to prevent “the traveling circus” from hijacking the...
  • Greg Orman, a political enigma, faces growing scrutiny in Kansas Senate race

    09/29/2014 7:53:21 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Phillip Rucker
    Greg Orman, the upstart Senate candidate threatening to unseat longtime Republican incumbent Pat Roberts in Kansas, says it’s liberating to run as an independent: “I can go to Washington as a problem solver, not a partisan.” But not having a party also liberates Orman from taking positions — especially on controversial issues that might alienate partisans. Greenlight the Keystone XL pipeline? Orman said he doesn’t have enough information to say yes or no. What about gun control? He said gun restrictions should be “strengthened” but would not specify whether he backs an assault-weapons ban. And on the biggest question of...
  • Democrat Rep. Donates Cash To Hamas-Linked Group ( James Moran )

    09/29/2014 7:39:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/28/2014 | Neil Munro
    A Democratic congressman has donated funds to a political group that was implicated in a criminal fund-raising operation for the jihad group, Hamas. Thank you Congressman James Moran for his generous personal donation to @CAIRNational at #CAIRturns20,” said a tweet from Linda Sarsour, the host at a Sept. 27 fund-raiser for the jihad-linked Council on American Islamic Relations. ... Moran is a Democrat who represents the Alexandria district in northern Virginia. ... The Islamic group also gave the Democrat a “Lifetime Achievement Award” ... The Moran donation and award event highlighted the growing ties between the Democratic Party and CAIR,...
  • Public school 'purges' Christian authors from library

    09/29/2014 7:29:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | Sept 27, 2014 | BOB UNRUH
    A charter school in Southern California is facing the threat of a lawsuit for “purging” Christian books from its library. snip ....Brad Dacus told WND that among the books was “The Hiding Place,” the story of Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch woman sent to a prison camp by the Nazis of World War II for helping Jews escape. Dacus said PJI’s legal team and the district have exchanged letters already. snip Strictly religious books, such as the Bible or the Quran, routinely are on library shelves, he argued. Dacus said an immediate correction of the school’s policy would prevent a...
  • The Mysterious Case of Charlie Crist

    09/29/2014 6:50:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    This week, all across the state of Florida, absentee ballots are being distributed, signaling the beginning of voting for the 2014 elections. Obviously, the most closely watched race is the one for Florida governor between Republican incumbent Rick Scott and the Democratic challenger, former Gov. Charlie Crist.