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  • Megyn Kelly Destroys Bill Ayers, Again

    09/19/2014 6:32:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Salon, a far-left outlet, published a piece in which Bill Ayers said Fox News Host Megyn Kelly had "very cold eyes" and that she is a very strange person. The comment came a month after Kelly conducted an explosive interview with Ayers on her show. From the piece: She struck me as a very strange person. She’s like a cyborg constructed in the basement of Fox News. She’s very striking, but very metallic, very cold. Her eyes are very cold. In response to Ayers, Kelly tweeted about his comments and then took him on during her show last night.
  • Kelly Ripa to raise money for Camden County Democrats: The Auditor

    09/19/2014 6:14:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    nj.com ^ | 9/2/14
    If you want to join the audience of the daytime television show "Live with Kelly and Michael," the tickets are free. But if you want to go see an evening with Kelly and George (Norcross) — an event that won’t be televised — it’ll set you back $1,000. Kelly Ripa — the daytime television personality — is the special guest at the Camden County Democratic Committee’s 27th Annual Seafood Gala on Oct.1.
  • McDaniel files legal arguments as he looks to overturn Cochran loss

    09/19/2014 6:11:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    JACKSON — A defeated Senate candidate in Mississippi is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to incumbent Thad Cochran. Attorneys for the tea party-backed candidate, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, filed legal arguments with the Mississippi Supreme Court late yesterday, hours before a midnight deadline. The arguments mirror what McDaniel’s attorneys had said before Judge Hollis McGehee dismissed McDaniel’s lawsuit last month — that current state law does not specify a deadline for a candidate to challenge a primary loss. McGehee had agreed with Cochran’s attorneys in...
  • Conservatives don't foresee challenge to John Boehner's speakership

    09/19/2014 5:56:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. -- The House of Representatives' most conservative members -- who have grumbled in the past about ousting Ohio's John Boehner from his job as House Speaker -- now say they're happy with their treatment and don't expect to mount an insurrection in the next Congress. Members of the Republican Study Committee told reporters at their monthly "Conversations with Conservatives" gathering that they believe that newly established Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and GOP Whip Steve Scalise -- who chaired the study committee before assuming his new job -- are doing a better job listening to the sentiments of...
  • Judicial Nomination Logjam Causes Dilemma for D.C. (all nominees expire January 3rd)

    09/19/2014 5:51:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Hannah Hess
    With the flow of judicial nominations slowing to a trickle this summer, District of Columbia officials are becoming increasingly concerned about the effect on the local bench. Chief Judge Lee F. Satterfield last week wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid describing the “adverse impact” of the backlog. Facing three judicial vacancies on the D.C. Superior Court, and a fourth coming in November, Satterfield requested votes on pending nominations before Congress adjourns. The Nevada Democrat’s office has not responded formally to the Sept. 10 letter, according to Leah H. Gurowitz, director of governmental affairs and public relations for the court....
  • Alleged ISIS Photo Controversy Engulfs Sen. John McCain

    09/19/2014 5:44:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and his aides swear the Syrian “rebels” he was pictured last year with weren’t ISIS members or supporters, and the mainstream media is by and large buying the 2008 GOP presidential nominee’s story. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has endured brutal criticism—media fact checkers, reporters, and political figures have shredded him—for questioning just who McCain posed with. But a closer look at the situation tells perhaps a different story than McCain’s office or the mainstream media have pushed. The criticism of McCain centers around how the Arizona senator met with Syrian rebel leaders in May 2013 when...
  • New Poll Has Brown Up Over Shaheen 47% to 43%

    09/19/2014 5:43:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Dan Riehl
    A new poll out by Vox Populi Polling has Republican Scott Brown leading Democrat Jeanne Shaheen 47 - 43 percent in their race for the U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire. Republican Scott Brown 47 Democrat Jeanne Shaheen 43 Unsure 11 Vox Populi Polling was launched earlier this year and former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Mary Cheney is a founding partners. A small group of top Washington Republicans is teaming up to launch a new polling firm, Vox Populi Polling, that will churn out volumes of survey data ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. Mary Cheney, the political strategist...
  • Karl Rove: Money Main Reason GOP Senate Majority Still in Doubt (a little short on cash are they?)

    09/19/2014 5:39:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Elliot Jager
    The substantial gap between how much Democrats have on hand to spend for television campaign ads versus how much cash is in Republican coffers is why a GOP Senate majority remains in doubt, writes veteran Republican strategist Karl Rove in The Wall Street Journal. Democrats have been raising more money than Republicans and have $25 million on hand compared to $20 million for Republicans. They have committed or spent $109 million in political commercials versus $80 million for the Republicans since the beginning of September. The president continues to bring in big bucks for the Democrats, Rove writes. Rove, who...
  • GDIAF NRSC

    09/19/2014 5:28:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 9/19/14 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday in the Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove sounded the alarm. Republicans are not doing as well as they should given the election dynamic. According to Rove, “Republican candidates and groups must step up if they are to substantially reduce that gap . . . . [R]educing the Democratic cash advantage will tip the needle in the GOP’s direction. That will only happen if Republicans open their wallets to candidates whom they may have never met, and, if they live in a battleground state, they clear their calendars to volunteer to identify and get out the vote.” A few hours...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz pledges $250K to NRSC

    09/19/2014 5:22:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Maggie Haberman
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has pledged $250,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee from his campaign coffers, part of an effort by the freshman to go all-in for the GOP as it battles to retake the Senate majority in this fall elections, a source familiar with the commitment told POLITICO. Cruz announced his pledge at an NRSC lunch event on Tuesday, the source said; his $250,000 is part of $3 million in pledges lawmakers made to the group. Cruz is an NRSC co-chair, but he had not been perceived as a major fundraising force for them this cycle, making the...
  • Tea Partiers Swallow Their Pride To Defeat Democrats In November

    09/19/2014 5:18:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 9/19/14 | Daniel Strauss
    In the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R), wasn't exactly tea partiers' preferred candidate. But now some tea party organizations seem to be giving the nominee a quiet boost — or at least are still set on bashing Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC). On Wednesday the Tea Party Express sent out an email calling on supporters to help "Defeat Harry Reid's Sinister Six." Hagan was listed alongside Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Al Franken (D-MN), Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), the Democratic Senate candidate in his state. The Republican primaries...
  • Saving Private Kerry

    09/19/2014 5:18:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 19, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Secretary of State John Kerry didn’t appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to lay out an offensive strategy for defeating ISIS. Instead his real mission was a defensive strategy to protect Obama from critics on the right and the left. Obama’s delayed strategy hasn’t won over liberals and conservatives. It certainly hasn’t won over the American people. For the first time, Obama’s counterterrorism policy no longer has the support of a majority of Americans. Americans don’t believe that Obama can keep them safe. They suspect that he’s just trying to protect the last shreds of his fading popularity by...
  • Union head files OSHA complaint over Scott Walker ad

    09/19/2014 4:34:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Meredith Clark
    Scott Walker can’t stop digging himself into a hole with union workers. After stripping public-sector union members of collective bargaining rights in 2011, one might think that there wasn’t more the Republican governor could do to anger workers. But Walker, who is locked in a tight race Wisconsin against Democratic challenger Mary Burke, ran afoul of the president of a local steelworkers’ union over a recent campaign ad. In the ad, Walker speaks to the camera from a deep hole. Jeff Kaminsiki, head of the United Steelworkers Local 2006, filed a complaint with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration over...
  • Mary Burke accused of copying portions of jobs plan from other Democrats

    09/19/2014 3:56:25 AM PDT · by lionstar · 12 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Sept. 19, 2014 | Daniel Bice
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke is being accused of swiping significant sections of her jobs plan from earlier propsals published by three Democratic candidates who ran for governor elsewhere. BuzzFeed reported late Thursday that Burke's plan, called "Invest for Success," includes nearly verbatim passages from the economic development plans put forward by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell in 2008, Ward Cammack of Tennessee in 2009 and John Gregg of Indiana in 2012. Cammack withdrew from his race, and Gregg was defeated. The Burke campaign blamed the plagiarized passages on a consultant, Eric Schnurer, who worked on the jobs plans for the...
  • How gender mattered in the rise and fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    09/19/2014 3:52:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-19-14 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    <p>That's really the only way to describe Politico's piece on DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.</p> <p>Based on interviews with DNC staffers -- both former and current -- the piece described Wasserman Schultz as something of a modern-day Tracy Flick: over-eager, disloyal and not shy about promoting her ambitions.</p>
  • Dem Senator’s Small Business Experience Was Co-Running Store that Sold Stolen Goods

    09/19/2014 2:53:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-18-14 | CJ Ciarmarella
    Throughout her political career, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner. Shaheen’s small business “experience” was co-running a store that once sold thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry. “As the former owner and manager of a small retail business, Senator Shaheen knows what it’s like to worry about meeting payroll and inventory costs to keep a business going,” the Issues section of her Senate website declares. Her Senate biography also describes her as a “former small business owner.” This week, the Shaheen...
  • Voting Democrat Won't Teach GOP a Lesson

    09/19/2014 2:35:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 55 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | September 18, 2014
    CALLER: Rush 24/7 dittos, Rush. In line with your Battered Wife Syndrome, I have decided this election to vote straight Democrat and Libertarian to punish the GOP because they have treated conservatives so harshly for the last God knows what. Eight years? I'm done. I'm out. I'm leaving the relationship 'cause if I don't leave it, as that other caller said, I have no right to complain about it. I won't just not vote, 'cause that's apathy. I'm gonna vote the other party, and Libertarian wherever there are those candidates. RUSH: Wait a minute. I didn't say that Republican voters...
  • Could independent Scotland become a backdoor into England for thousands of immigrants?

    09/19/2014 2:32:54 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Matt Chorley
    Alex Salmond’s independence blueprint aims to attract thousands more immigrants, who could use Scotland as a back door to England. The Scottish National Party say they would ’celebrate’ more people arriving from overseas, reversing what they claim is years of ’depopulation’. Mr Salmond says Scotland needs an extra 24,000 immigrants a year to fill jobs and bankroll the welfare system for ageing Scots, but without tough border controls many could use it as an easy route into England and Wales.
  • Panel to discuss 'racial disparity' in Stand Your Ground law

    09/19/2014 1:15:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel ^ | September 18, 2014 | David Harris, Orlando Sentinel
    The mother of a teen slain at a Jacksonville gas station after he and his friends refused to turn down their music will be among the panelists at a seminar in Orlando about the controversial Stand Your Ground law. Jordan Davis' mother, Lucia McBath, will be among the experts examining whether there is racial disparity in the application or enforcement of Stand Your Ground laws. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is hosting the forum, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 in the grand ballroom of the Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive. The forum...
  • In full: David Cameron statement on the UK's future (Partial Excerpt)

    09/19/2014 12:53:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/19/2014 | Prime Minister David Cameron
    "I have long believed that a crucial part missing from this national discussion is England. "We have heard the voice of Scotland - and now the millions of voices of England must also be heard. "The question of English votes for English laws - the so-called West Lothian question -requires a decisive answer. "So, just as Scotland will vote separately in the Scottish Parliament on their issues of tax, spending and welfare so too England, as well as Wales and Northern Ireland, should be able to vote on these issues and all this must take place in tandem with, and...
  • Scottish independence: First referendum results declared

    09/18/2014 6:04:31 PM PDT · by blueyon · 235 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 9/18/14 | ?
    The first results are coming in for the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country.
  • Poll: What do you think of an Oceanside gun shop owner naming a gun part "Obama's Blaster?"

    09/18/2014 10:41:44 PM PDT · by South40 · 18 replies
    What do you think of an Oceanside gun shop owner naming a gun part "Obama's Blaster?" POLL HERE Current results:
  • NRA launches $1.3M ad buy for Cotton

    09/18/2014 10:25:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    The National Rifle Association on Tuesday said it's launching a $1.3 million television ad campaign to promote Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, a little over a year after the group ran radio ads defending Pryor's record on guns. The NRA said the 30-second spot will begin running in Little Rock and Jonesboro starting Wednesday and will run for at least four weeks. The ad touts the group's endorsement of Cotton and doesn't mention Pryor. The group is also spending six figures to run radio ads in the state and has been sending direct...
  • Election Returns from Scotland Live on C-Span3

    09/18/2014 6:53:38 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ
    C-Span3 | 18 September, 2014
    C-Span3 is carrying the election returns live from Scotland - so far no's are winning by 59-41%, but only 3 of the smaller 32 councils (states) have reported - final results are not expected for about another four hours......
  • US Senate candidate uses campaign to spread slogan: ‘With Jews We Lose’ (Kentucky)

    09/18/2014 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    WLWT, NBC 5, Cincinnati ^ | 2:56 PM EDT Sep 17, 2014 | Alison Montoya
    A write-in candidate for the US Kentucky Senate is bringing his controversial message to voters. Robert Ransdell said he knows he cannot win against Republican Mitch McConnell or Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes but wants to use the campaign to spread his slogan, “With Jews We Lose.” The signs placed at US 25 and Mount Zion Road in Florence caught one driver off guard. […] “I believe that there is no such thing as racial equality. You see that in our cities everyday,” Ransdell said. …
  • WHOA: Obama Admin Just Got Betrayed By One Of It’s Own At Benghazi Hearing

    09/18/2014 5:41:38 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    QPolitical.com ^ | 9/18/14 | ???
    A hearing was recently held by the House Select Committee on Benghazi. A witness testified against the Accountability Review Board, the Independent State Department panel was not independent in the least sense. Meet Todd Keil. He served under Obama from 2009-2012. He was the Assistant Secretary for ‘infrastructure Protection’ at the I.S. Department of Homeland Security. Todd Keil testified that the ARB was NOT “fiercely independent”. Watch the interaction below:
  • Exposed: Obama Admin's Former Chief Israel-Palestine Negotiator Paid $15 Million by Qatari Gov..

    09/18/2014 5:27:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    Breitbrat ^ | 9/18/14 | Jordan Schachtel
    Exposed: Obama Admin's Former Chief Israel-Palestine Negotiator Paid $15 Million by Qatari Government Disgraced former Israel-Palestine negotiator Martin Indyk, who served in his position just prior to the outbreak of a 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, reportedly has cashed a $14.8 million dollar check from the government of Qatar recently. Qatar is known to be a fierce enemy of Israel and a staunch supporter of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Many in Israel and Egypt have called out Qatar for fanning the flames of war in the Middle East. While serving as chief negotiator, Indyk was accused of deliberately...
  • Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

    09/18/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises. Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month. The measure...
  • Ferguson asked residents to comment after the Michael Brown shooting. Here’s what they had to say.

    09/18/2014 4:48:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Nation ^ | September 18, 2014 | Sarah Larimer
    <p>After last month’s fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, the city of Ferguson, Mo., postponed its August council meeting. Instead of holding the forum, it sent postage-paid comment cards to residents and asked them to mail their feedback.</p>
  • Ball Responds to TNGOP Attack: Alexander Voted with Obama 62 Percent of Time

    09/18/2014 4:24:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    “Sen. Lamar Alexander has voted with President Barack Obama 62 percent of the time. I have voted with him 0 percent of the time,” U.S. Senate Candidate Gordon Ball said after learning that the TNGOP had launched a website and video attacking him as ‘another vote for Obama. “I have said consistently that Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell and Lamar Alexander should be replaced. If we want to change Washington, we have to change the people in Washington.” (SNIP) Ball, who has been campaigning this past week in Memphis and upper east Tennessee will be in Nashville this week for the...
  • Democrats Sound the Alarm on Southern California Race

    09/18/2014 4:12:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | September 15, 2014 | Emily Cahn
    Democrats are sending warning signals on a previously sleepy southern California House race — a tangible sign of an increasingly tough midterm for the party. Freshman Rep. Julia Brownley is one of three House Democrats receiving extra and early help from the national party. A year ago, her district was barely on the party’s radar of competitive races, after President Barack Obama carried it by 10 points last cycle. “This is a tight race and a difficult seat, and we are committed to hanging onto it,” said Matt Thornton, a spokesman for House Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC aiding...
  • Poll Shows Gardner Running Away from Udall in Colorado

    09/18/2014 4:07:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 43 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2014
    Rep. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) is leading Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall by eight percentage points, according to a new poll released Thursday. According to Quinnipiac: Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall trails U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, his Republican challenger, 48 – 40 percent among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Independent candidate Steve Shogan gets 8 percent. With Shogan out of the race, Rep. Gardner leads 52 – 42 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This survey of likely voters can not be compared with earlier surveys of registered voters.
  • Lunch?

    09/18/2014 4:06:59 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    NRSC | Governor Haley Barbour
    Friend, I would love to meet and personally thank you for your efforts in supporting Republicans this election cycle. Make no mistake – 2014 is a huge opportunity for the Republican Party. With Election Day just weeks away, Republicans have a great chance to win control of the United States Senate! But we’ve got real work to do. To support our efforts, I’m proud to participate in the NRSC’s latest contest, where one winning supporter will be flown out to grab lunch with me. We’ll be able to talk campaign strategy, my experiences with President Reagan, and policy ideas for...
  • Survey: Most Americans Can’t Name All Three Branches of Government

    09/18/2014 3:59:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 18th, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Only 36% of Americans could name all three branches of the federal government, while 35% “could not name a single one”. ... In addition, over half of Americans don’t know which parties control the House and Senate, and only 27% know that Congress can override a presidential veto with a two-thirds vote. In addition, 21% of Americans think that a 5-4 Supreme Court decision can be reconsidered by Congress, which is actually not true. Interestingly, 54% of Americans would oppose a law that allowed the federal government to bar the media from reporting on national security issues without government approval.
  • #NCSEN: Only 45% of the white vote FOR Tillis?

    09/18/2014 3:56:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 34 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    We posted earlier about the Fox News poll of this race. Digging into the cross-tabs led us to discover a really interesting stat. Hagan, the Democrat, is drawing 33 percent of the white vote — which can be expected for a Democrat candidate in this state and this day and age. Democrats tend to make up for that deficit with a huge turnout by blacks and other minorities. The astonishing thing is that Tillis, the Republican, is only drawing 45 percent of the white vote.
  • Democratic Lawmakers Call Benghazi Security Officers Liars

    09/18/2014 3:53:07 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 9-18-2014 | Editor
    September 18, 2014 Democratic Lawmakers Call Benghazi Security Officers Liars Scandal: The California Democrat who suggested that his party boycott the Benghazi Select Committee as a waste of time now accuses those who fought on the CIA annex roof of lying "to promote a new book." ..... Calling the yet-to-be-approved committee a "tremendous red herring," Schiff said: "I don't think it makes sense, really, for Democrats to participate." Well, the Democrats participated in the committee that conducted its first hearing on Wednesday, and Schiff, along with Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., finds himself one of the Democrats picked by ...Nancy Pelosi...
  • ‘CATALIST’: Obama’s Database for Fundamentally Transforming America

    09/18/2014 3:51:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    PJ Media's Rule of Law ^ | September 17, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    The Democrats and the institutional left have a new political tool that allows them virtually to ignore moderates yet still win elections. This tool, the Catalist database, was employed in the 2012 election. That election defied conventional wisdom: Mitt Romney sought and won independent voters overwhelmingly, but still lost. If you wondered why the conventional wisdom about independents and moderates didn’t seem so wise in 2012, the answer is Catalist. Beyond winning elections, Catalist also allows the Democrats to turn the policy narrative upside down and suffer no political consequence for implementing radical policies which appeal to their base. The...
  • Scottish independence: Latest YouGov poll predicts No win (54-46)

    09/18/2014 3:34:02 PM PDT · by mojito · 41 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 9/18/2014 | Unattributed
    THE last YouGov poll of the Scottish independence referendum has suggested the No campaign has edged ahead with 54% of the vote compared to 46% of Scots voting Yes. YouGov bases its prediction on the responses of 1,828 people after they voted today, together with those of 800 people who had already voted by post. Today’s respondents had previously given their voting intention earlier this week. By recontacting them, we could assess any last-minute shift in views.
  • Rove: GOP Establishment Can’t Win Senate Alone (ya think??)

    09/18/2014 3:29:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 67 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Neil Munro
    GOP strategist Karl Rove says the GOP could lose the Senate majority unless the party’s base of supporters volunteer more time and cash to the establishment’s preferred candidates. The GOP will win a Senate majority “only… if Republicans open their wallets to candidates whom they may have never met, and… clear their calendars to volunteer to identify and get out the vote,” Rove wrote in Wall Street Journal op-ed. The GOP needs the base’s support even though the public is rejecting Democratic politicians, said Rove, who was nicknamed “the architect” when he helped President George W. Bush win the 2000...
  • KS Supreme Court: Chad Taylor's Name Will Not Appear On Ballot

    09/18/2014 3:21:10 PM PDT · by lacrew · 18 replies
    WIBW ^ | 9-18-14 | AP
    The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot
  • Ruling a blow to Roberts in Kansas

    09/18/2014 3:23:14 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Kyle Cheney
    The Kansas Supreme Court sided Thursday with Democrats attempting to remove their candidate from the ballot in Kansas’s razor-tight Senate race, a blow to incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts’ reelection prospects. The withdrawal of the Democratic nominee in the race, Chad Taylor, clears a path for independent Greg Orman to challenge Roberts one-on-one. Polls show Orman leading in the contest in a head-to-head matchup. Although Taylor announced earlier this month that he was ending his campaign, Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach had ruled that Taylor’s name must remain on the ballot because his withdrawal failed to meet the precise...
  • Get College Credit For Going Socialist ... And Recruiting Others

    09/18/2014 2:46:41 PM PDT · by absentee · 6 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/18/14 | Caleb Howe
    It is a long-standing and often repeated lament on the right that academia and college campuses are self-declared enemies of conservative thinking broadly, and the Republican party specifically, and in a treacherous but overt and unrepentant manner. So it comes as no surprise to website The College Fix that some colleges are offering course credit for promoting socialist causes and participating in socialist recruitment on campus. Not a surprise, but still an outrage. Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) are coordinating with administrators to help YDS Leader program participants get college credit for their activities. According to The Fix, activities which...
  • Karl Rove accuses Alison Lundergan Grimes of supporting amnesty even though he supports amnesty

    09/18/2014 2:37:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Karl Rove, writing in the WSJ in defense of the the Rubio-Schumer senate amnesty plan… "There is growing public support for providing a pathway to citizenship for those now in the country illegally…support for a pathway has grown most among Republicans." (SNIP) Aside from his personal advocacy, Rove’s various Super PACs– which he operates through a statutory labyrinth of plausible deniability– spent millions selling conservatives on Rubiocare. (SNIP) The irony here is that all three players– Karl Rove, Alison Lundergan Grimes, and Mitch McConnell– support amnesty… Mitch McConnell voted for amnesty in 1986 [RC #335, 10/17/86] Mitch McConnell co-sponsored amnesty...
  • Four Senate Democratic candidates rake in climate-change cash ( Udall:Co, Shaheen: NH & )

    09/18/2014 1:56:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 17, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    The one-day GreenStorm campaign blitz raised more than $250,000 for Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, along with Senate hopefuls Bruce Braley of Iowa and Rep. Gary Peters of Michigan. ... The GreenStorm fundraiser was also supported by ProgressivesUnited PAC, the Voices for Progress PAC, the National Resources Defense Fund PAC, and the Population Connection Action Fund..
  • Your 'To Do' List to Save America

    09/18/2014 12:40:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    The most important words printed in The New York Times since "REAGAN EASILY BEATS CARTER" were from a front-page article last Sunday about how, after six years of Obama, the federal judiciary is now dominated by Democratic appointees. Edward Whelan, head of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, responded to this by saying: "The best way for conservative voters to prevent further damage to the courts is to swing the Senate to Republican control in the elections this November." He's absolutely right. Turn that into a mnemonic, sew it on needlepoint pillows, include it in your wedding vows, right-wingers. For...
  • FairTax® and unFair Movie Update

    09/10/2014 6:56:04 PM PDT · by Taxman · 58 replies
    Tennessee Valley Republican Club ^ | 11 June 2014 | Written by Ralph Weber
    A team of acclaimed filmmakers is spearheading “Unfair”, a ninety minute documentary motion picture intended for all audiences. It will be the first major theatrical documentary to shed light on the certain damage the Income Tax and the IRS have wrought on our liberties, our businesses, our families, and our religious, charitable and civic organizations, while empowering a political agenda contrary to America’s heritage. This film will be promoted to mainstream audiences based on its factual and dramatic content. In addition, the Picture will be marketed heavily to interested grassroots audiences that identify themselves strongly with any and all of...
  • Obama plans to tightly control strikes on Syria (Mother may I...)

    09/18/2014 11:13:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    Market Watch-WSJ ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2014 | JulianE. Barnes - CarolE. Lee
    he U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential sign-off for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said. The requirements for strikes in Syria against the extremist group Islamic State will be far more stringent than those targeting it in Iraq, at least at first. U.S. officials say it’s an attempt to limit the threat the U.S. could be dragged more deeply into the Syrian civil war.
  • Schumer wants 'bill of rights' for Social Security identity theft victims

    09/18/2014 10:53:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    newsday.com ^ | 9/18/14
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a so-called "bill of rights" for victims of Social Security identity theft. The New York Democrat said Wednesday that he's pushing legislation that would enhance the penalties for thieves who use a person's Social Security number without their consent.
  • Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to accept women members

    09/18/2014 10:51:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 18, 2014
    The Royal and Ancient Golf Club has voted in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history. The R&A's 2,400 members were entitled to vote and more than three-quarters of them took part in the ballot. The vote was passed by a margin of 85%-15%.
  • Hillary Clinton: Congress Out of Touch on Women's Issues

    09/18/2014 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 18, 2014 | by Kasie Hunt
    Congress is living in an "evidence-free zone" as it debates issues of equal pay and family-friendly work policies, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday. "Unfortunately, reality is not always the context in which these decisions are made. The Congress increasingly -- despite the best efforts of my friends and others -- is living in an evidence-free zone," she said during a roundtable discussion at the Center for American Progress focused on women's issues. Clinton made the remarks during a roundtable that also featured Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Patty Murray, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Rep. Rosa...