HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Layoffs  NaturalBornCitizen  FastandFurious  OPSEC  Benghazi  Libya  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice  Donate

Dear FRiends, Your loyal support makes Free Republic possible and your continuing participation makes FR the number one grassroots pro-life conservative forum on the planet! If you have not yet made your donation, please click here and do so now. Thank you very much, Jim Robinson

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $25,104
28%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 28% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Politics/Elections (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Non-Omnipotent US Presidency

    04/21/2015 5:15:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 20th, 2015 | Yoram Ettinger
    White House and Department of State officials contend that – irrespective of Congress – President Obama can apply effective diplomatic, commercial and national security pressure, coercing Israel to repartition Jerusalem, and retreat from the mountain ridges of Judea and Samaria to the 9-15 mile wide pre-1967 sliver, surrounded by the violently turbulent and unpredictable Arab Street. That inaccurate underestimate of the power of Congress – which has traditionally opposed pressure on Israel, echoing the sentiments of most constituents – was recently expressed by US Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro: “what is unmistakable about our foreign policy system is that the...
  • Hillary Clinton makes first appearance in New Hampshire, calls GOP attacks about Clinton Foundation

    04/21/2015 5:10:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | april 20, 2015 | cameron joseph
    Hillary Clinton fired back Monday at questions about a potentially damaging new book — saying that slamming her seems to be the Republicans’ sole topic of conversation. The book, “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by former George W. Bush aide Peter Schweizer, is to be published next month and is generating a lot of buzz in conservative circles. “We’re back into the political system and therefore I’ll be subjected to all kinds of distraction and attacks and I’m ready for that,” Clinton said during her first...
  • Storm gathers around Clinton finances

    04/21/2015 5:08:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2015 | Niall Stanage with Jordan Fabian
    The financial portfolio of Hillary Clinton, her family and the Clinton Foundation is under new scrutiny, worrying some Democrats, as the former secretary of State begins her 2016 campaign. The New York Times fired the starting pistol on another round of stories about the Clinton finances with a story on Monday morning describing a forthcoming book, Clinton Cash, by Peter Schweizer, a fellow at Stanford University’s conservative Hoover Institution. The Times called the tome “the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy.” The book’s allegations were summed up in the author’s own words: “We...
  • Vote Study Shows Obama Gets His Way in GOP-Controlled Senate

    04/21/2015 4:51:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 4/20/15 | Shawn Zeller
    Republicans took the Senate in 2014 by stressing the data that CQ Roll Call’s presidential support vote study revealed: Democrats in red states were sticking close to President Barack Obama. So here’s a surprise: the new GOP majority in 2015 is voting Obama’s way as often as they ever have. Sure, it’s early. But at this point, few expected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to be as accommodating as he has been. CQ Vote Watch, a new tool that offers daily reports on voting patterns, shows that Obama’s victory percentage on Senate votes where he’s taken a position...
  • Michigan Lawmakers Want Homeschooled Children Registered Like Dogs and Inspected by Social Workers

    04/21/2015 4:47:07 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-20-2015 | Paula Bolyard
    In the wake of the tragic murders of two Michigan children whose mother tortured them before stuffing them into the family’s freezer, lawmakers are calling for more stringent regulation of homeschooling in the state. The proposed legislation from state Rep. Stephanie Chang, a Detroit Democrat, would require homeschooled children to be inspected twice per year by a licensed social worker or law enforcement officer. The bill would also require homeschooling parents to register their children — like dogs or sex offenders — with the superintendent of the school district in which they reside. Michigan is one of eleven states that...
  • Cruz Won’t Reply to NYTimes Calling His Views ‘Strange’- He’s Got 5 Proud Americans to Do it For Him

    04/21/2015 4:30:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 4/21/15 | Katie LaPotin
    Sen. Ted Cruz is firing back at The New York Times for calling his support of the Second Amendment “strange” by reminding the paper that he wasn’t the only “ridiculous” one who felt that way about gun rights.The Texas Republican penned an op-ed for National Review on Sunday, featuring quotes from five gun-loving American patriots, driving home the message that if guns were OK with them, then guns must not be all bad.Cruz wrote: “The writer, the lead editor for the Times’ editorial page, continued, ‘I just don’t get the argument on constitutional or historical grounds’.”“Perhaps this will help. Let’s...
  • Scott Walker: Hillary is Out of Touch [Rand could learn from Walker on how to handle the MSM]

    04/21/2015 4:25:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 21, 2015
    Megyn Kelly interviewed governor Scott Walker on her show last night and covered a wide variety of topics. The first subject was Hillary Clinton, who Walker suggested is out of touch with the American people. Other topics included Walker’s strategy for winning independent voters in Wisconsin, the GOP’s prospects for 2016 and immigration. Here’s the video:
  • Mainstream Media Scream: Bill Maher says Rubio 'could be Hillary's pool boy'

    04/21/2015 4:16:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/20/15 | Paul Bedard
    It's hard to get more hypocritical for center-left commentators than what HBO's Bill Maher said about Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential bid, making the liberal our pick for the Mainstream Media Scream of the week.It came on his show, Real Time with Bill Maher, on Friday night:"Another week another candidate. This week: Everybody ready for Marco Rubio of Florida? Oh, my gosh. Yeah, they're all saying he's fresh, he's new. I'll say. He looks like he could be Hillary Clinton's pool boy, this guy."Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "Imagine the reaction if a...
  • Martin O’Malley Calls GOP Opposition to Excessive Regulations ‘Bulls**t’

    04/21/2015 4:13:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/20/15 | William Bigelow
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is strongly considering challenging Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, had some choice words for Clinton as well as the Republican Party in an interview he conducted with NPR on Monday—at least one of the words was bleeped out. O’Malley, a hard leftist whose record of raising taxes leaves no stone unturned in enriching the state of Maryland from private coffers, called the GOP’s contention that excessive regulations burden Americans and leave them unable to progress economically “patently bulls—.” True to his own leftist philosophy, he channeled Occupy Wall Street, asserting that...
  • Moral Schizophrenics

    04/21/2015 4:13:06 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/21/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    On campus, on the campaign trail. Hillary Clinton in recent months has done the following: She charged UCLA somewhere around $300,000 for reciting some platitudes. That works out to over $165 a second for her 30 minutes on stage — meaning that she made more in one minute than a student barista does in a year. Ms. Clinton acknowledges that, while secretary of state, she solicited donations from wealthy foreign nationals for her family foundation, whose funds she and her husband have frequently tapped for exclusive travel and other expenses. Everything Ms. Clinton has said recently seems to be demonstrably...
  • She’s in: The Hillary 2016: Prison or President? campaign

    04/21/2015 4:02:59 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 8 replies
    She’s back! It’s official. Last week Hillary Clinton threw her hat into the ring as the inevitable Democratic nominee for president again and hit the campaign trail in a “Scooby Van.” Despite Hillary’s contrived, disastrous rollout, according to Steve Kornacki’s MSNBC’s panel, as one woman to another, I say, “You go girl!” And as that aforementioned woman, I’m pleased to say that here at the Hillary 2016: Prison or POTUS? (President of the United States) campaign headquarters –that’s HILLPoP2016 for short, we’ve been ready for Hillary for a really long time.
  • Hannity: "Clinton Cash" "A Far Greater Threat" Than Hillary's Comm Stumbles

    04/21/2015 3:28:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity said that the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash” would be “a far greater threat” than Hillary’s communication stumbles with voters on Monday.
  • Levin: "Clinton Cash" "Very Serious Book" On "Serious Issues"

    04/21/2015 2:54:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin dubbed Peter Schweizer’s “Clinton Cash” “a very, very serious book” on Monday. Levin touted Schweizer, saying he is “sharp” and “knows his stuff.”
  • Rush: Hillary Candidacy Could "Seriously Damage" Democrats

    04/21/2015 2:48:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, in reaction to the early reporting the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash,” argued ” as more of this stuff becomes known, her candidacy could seriously damage the Democrat Party” on Monday.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - April 21, 2015

    04/21/2015 2:36:29 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 www.warroom.com and sign up (for a small fee). Or, for those of you in the upstate NY listening area, Quinn is on WYSL 1040 AM in Rochester, NY. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News strike deals for anti-Clinton research

    04/20/2015 11:06:39 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2015 | By DYLAN BYERS
    The New York Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have made exclusive agreements with a conservative author for early access to his opposition research on Hillary Clinton, a move that has confounded members of the Clinton campaign and some reporters. "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich" will debut on May 5. But the Times, the Post and Fox have already made arrangements with author Peter Schweizer to pursue some of the material included in his book, which seeks to draw connections between Clinton Foundation donations and...
  • The career assassination of Cornel West: A messy intellectual divorce [w/by Eric Dyson]

    04/21/2015 2:23:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Salon ^ | April 20, 2015 | mensah demary
    The career assassination of Cornel West: A messy intellectual divorce reveals layers of broken heart — and to what end? Independent of one’s stance on the rift between Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West — a rift years in the making and now clearly delineated in the form of Dyson’s essay on West in the New Republic, “The Ghost of Cornel West” — this has all the hallmarks of a messy divorce between two public, black intellectuals who were, perhaps, better served keeping things offline. Maybe try to squash their beef in the privacy of an on-campus office or in...
  • Senators Need Not Apply

    04/21/2015 1:26:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Dickerson
    ......Each candidate [Walker, Perry, Bush, Christie], sometimes in nearly identical language, told the audience of activists gathered in Nashua this weekend that they should be considered for the presidency because they didn’t just talk about conservative ideas, they had put them into practice as governors. Perry made the case most powerfully: >>>The next president of the United States really needs to be someone who has deep experience as an executive. And I’m talking about things you just can't learn with a book, things you can’t just learn sitting down. Because I’ll give you some examples. They didn’t hand me a...
  • The woman who made Hillary Clinton cry [cue the violins]

    04/21/2015 12:58:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | April 21, 2015 | Michael Kruse
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Seven years ago, the last time Hillary Clinton came to this state trying to be president, a woman asked her a question here in a coffee shop. “How do you do it?” Marianne Pernold Young said. It felt at first like a friendly throwaway. It wasn’t. It cut to the core for Clinton. Her eyes got teary. Her voice got shaky. Her answer, uncharacteristically emotional, made news, but the trigger was the question. It was the key question back then. It is the key question still now. “I wanted to know her,” Young said Monday afternoon at...
  • Politicized Prosecution Run Amok in Wisconsin

    04/21/2015 12:07:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Natonal Review Online ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    The knock on the door in the dead of night is the stuff of Darkness at Noon, and of the state of Wisconsin. To the question of whether armed police can storm your house and take away your personal effects and tell you to shut up about it, based simply on your political advocacy, Wisconsin answered for years, “Why, yes, they can — now please, shut up about it.” The so-called John Doe investigations into Governor Scott Walker and conservative groups in Wisconsin have been an ongoing travesty that — now that Walker is entering the presidential stage — should...
  • Of course the media should report on ‘Clinton Cash’

    04/20/2015 11:45:33 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 15 replies
    THE WASHINGTON POST ^ | 20 Apr 15 | Chris Cillizza
    A New York Times story on a new book detailing allegations of improprieties at the Clinton Foundation contained this paragraph: But “Clinton Cash” is potentially more unsettling, both because of its focused reporting and because major news organizations including The Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have exclusive agreements with the author to pursue the story lines found in the book. Outrage! screamed the Clinton machine. "The conservative author Peter Schweizer has a major credibility problem, though you wouldn't know it, because this anti-Clinton manifesto is being peddled by some in the media who have essentially reprinted the press...
  • Scott Walker Wins Pennsylvania Conservatives' Straw Poll

    04/20/2015 11:35:15 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    News Max ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Gizzi
    In results that were stunning for several reasons, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was the runaway winner in a "straw poll" of Republican presidential favorites at Pennsylvania’s largest-ever gathering of conservatives, the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, on Friday and Saturday.With the "straw ballots" counted and released on Saturday, Walker was an easy winner with 91 votes, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 58 votes. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was third with 56 votes.Since the first PLC back in 1989, the group has become the most-attended and most-watched conclave of conservatives in the Keystone State. Fueled by the recent campaigns of...
  • David Koch picks a favorite?

    04/20/2015 11:17:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | April 20, 2015 | MJ Lee and Dana Bash
    <p>CNN)Billionaire businessman and powerful Republican donor David Koch wants Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be the next president but doesn't plan to financially back anyone during the primaries.</p> <p>Koch made the comments Monday at a private gathering hosted by the New York State Republican Party at the Union League Club in Manhattan. They were described to CNN by two attendees who were in the room.</p>
  • The truth about ‘America’s project’

    04/20/2015 10:40:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | April 16, 2015 | Eyad Abu Shakra
    With every day that passes, Operation Decisive Storm proves just how necessary, and hence, justifiable it is. The conspirators inside Yemen have made huge investments over the past few years in funding sectarian infrastructures, organizations, logistics, as well as tribal and interest-based relations woven with ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s “family-run militia.” The militia that has fought under his banner defends his interests and the interests of those he chooses to befriend today, only to turn on them tomorrow. These investments have been huge and long term. The investors are now well known and for a time this looked like nothing...
  • Myrna Lee Opsahl, December 13, 1932 – April 21, 1975

    04/20/2015 10:31:51 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 4/21/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
    "Death to the Fascist Insect" Proclaimed the Revolutionary Cohorts of the Symbionese Liberation Army as they Bravely Murdered the Humble Christian Woman, Myrna Lee Opsahl This Day Forty Years Ago.  A photographic exhibition once featured the resolute face of a late 1930s murder suspect as he was marched into a paddy wagon. I ve often searched for that image as an example of dedicated unrepentance. No more. We have the face of Emily Harris and her colleagues in domestic terrorism, waiting in court. We can see arrogant unrepentance, and yet hidden fear in the faces of Myrna's murderers.  Dr. Trygve Opsahl received news of...
  • Scott Walker Lays Out Pro American Worker Stance on Immigration

    04/20/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-20-15 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, pledged to protect American workers from the economic effects, not only of illegal immigration but also of a massive increase in legal immigration. During an interview with Glenn Beck, Walker became the first declared or potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate to stake out a position on immigration fully in line with that of Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). He also noted that he has been working with Chairman Sessions on the issue to learn more about it. Walker is now...
  • REPORT: One of the Koch brothers just revealed which Republican 2016 candidate they support

    04/20/2015 8:32:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4-20-15 | Colin Campbell
    Two of the most prominent and influential megadonors in the Republican Party reportedly have picked their man in the 2016 presidential race: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). According to The New York Times, David Koch told a Monday gathering of GOP donors that he and his fellow billionaire brother, Charles Koch, want Walker in the White House. "We will support whoever the candidate is," Koch said at the Manhattan event, according to Times reporter Nick Confessore's sources. "But it should be Scott Walker." The Koch brothers are two of the most free-spending donors in American politics, and they have a...
  • Clinton aide admits they SCREEN 'everyday Americans' for Hillary's campaign events [truncated]

    04/20/2015 8:00:22 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2015 | David Mortosko
    Full Headline! Clinton aide admits they SCREEN 'everyday Americans' for Hillary's campaign events as some ordinary people in a New Hampshire bakery – the employees! – refuse to shake her hand A Hillary Clinton campaign official explained on Monday why her presidential advisers have brought pre-screened partisans to some events promoted as an opportunity for the former secretary of state to meet with 'everyday Americans.' Just steps away in a Keene, New Hampshire bakery, a few run-of-the-mill people decided they didn't want to be seen with her. 'A few of the staff didn't want to come out to meet Hillary,'...
  • Sec. of State For Hire: Hillary Clinton Made Millions From Foreign Donors In Exchange For "Favors"

    04/20/2015 7:31:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/20/2015 | Tyler Durden
    That the Clintons have made millions of dollars from speaking fees is no secret: just last summer it was revealed that the former president was paid $104.9 million for delivering 542 speeches around the world between January 2001 and January 2013, when Hillary left her job as secretary of state. What is not known, and what will be revealed in a new book "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by Peter Schweizer, is something far more sinister: foreign entities made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to...
  • Rand Paul soliciting dirt on Clinton Foundation donations

    04/20/2015 7:25:19 PM PDT · by Plummz · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/20/15 8:06 PM EDT | By Nick Gass
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is soliciting information about the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of contributions from foreign governments in his latest move to cast doubt on the former secretary of state’s candidacy.“Do you have additional information about the Clinton Foundation accepting foreign contributions?” a page on Paul’s campaign website reads. Users can then enter their first and last names, along with their ZIP code, email address and the information they have. The form shared by Paul on Sunday via Twitter did not appear to include a secure HTTPS protocol.
  • McCain mocks Cruz over guns on bases claim

    04/20/2015 6:39:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/20/15 06:55 PM EDT | Martin Matishak
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) is mocking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for claiming he is “pressing” for hearings on allowing U.S. troops to carry private firearms on military installations.“You know, I was fascinated to hear that because I haven’t heard a thing about it from him. Nor has my staff heard from his staff. Where did that come from? I have not a clue,” McCain told reporters on Monday. “I’d be glad to discuss the issue and see if we need a hearing, but it came as a complete surprise to me that he had been pressing...
  • Who are the Republican candidates’ Jewish donors?

    04/20/2015 6:15:11 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 10 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 21, 2015, 2:14 am | Ron Kampeas
    Aside from Democrat Hillary Clinton, three Republican candidates with reasonable chances at the nomination have declared and several others are on the cusp. The Republican Party says it’s been making inroads with Jewish voters, who traditionally have favored Democrats by 2-to-1 margins. Here’s a rundown of the views of three declared Republican candidates — and two likely candidates — on issues of Jewish interest, and their connections to the community.
  • żQuien es más Hispano? Rubio, Cruz, Castro or Bush

    04/20/2015 6:13:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good morning Austin: I had a story in Saturday’s paper on the startling fact that, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, two of the first three announced candidates for the Republican presidential nomination for president are Hispanic. In other words, if America elects its first Latino president in 2016, that president would almost certainly be a Republican. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, at best there could be a Hispanic candidate for vice president, with most of the speculation concentrated on Julián Castro, the former San Antonio mayor who is now serving as President Obama’s secretary of housing and urban development....
  • Jeb Bush Tells Congress to Approve Obama Amnesty Supporter Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

    04/20/2015 6:06:02 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 17APR2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is calling on Congress to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, whose confirmation hearings took place in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January. In February, Lynch was voted out of the committee and approved 12-8. Due to the legislative schedule and fighting over bills already in motion, a full Senate vote on her confirmation has not yet taken place. More from POLITICO: “I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said, according to reports of his stop at the “Politics and Pie” forum in Concord, New Hampshire, on Thursday...
  • BOOM! Netanyahu REFUSES to meet with Jimmy Carter

    04/20/2015 6:01:05 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 63 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4-20-2015 | The Right Scoop
    Once Obama is no longer president, I suspect he’ll be getting the same ‘warm welcome’ that Jimmy Carter is getting from the government of Israel right now. And it’s so satisfying: TIMES OF ISRAEL – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have turned down invitations to meet with former US president Jimmy Carter during his upcoming visit to Israel over his “anti-Israel” views. Both the president and prime minister declined the invitations after consulting with the Foreign Ministry and the National Security Council, Haaretz reported Monday.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz NH Speech on Taking America Back gets Multiple Standing Ovations - Complete Video

    04/20/2015 5:38:49 PM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | FreedomsLighthouse
    Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a gathering of Republicans in New Hampshire and sets forth a pathway to take America back through the power of the "Grassroots." Cruz talks about the grassroots "Past, Present, and Future." He demonstrates his ability to capture the imagination of an audience, was clearly a big hit in the "First-in-the-Nation" Primary State. As you listen to Cruz, you can hear the outline of a 2016 Presidential run that calls for standing firm on Conservative principles. Cruz calls for abolishing the IRS, cutting taxes, defunding and repealing ObamaCare, reducing regulations and unleashing the power of the...
  • ObamaCare court fight escalates

    04/20/2015 5:33:25 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-20-2015 | Peter Sullivan
    The fight over ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion escalated Monday, as Texas’s Republican governor backed a lawsuit from Florida against the Obama administration. "When the federal government exceeds its constitutional authority, the States must take action,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement. “[I] commend Governor Rick Scott’s decision to take legal action to protect these important constitutional principles.” Last week, Scott announced he would sue the Obama administration over what he called an effort to illegally force Florida into expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. “It is appalling that President Obama would cut off federal healthcare dollars to Florida...
  • Sowell: Chaos in the Primaries

    04/20/2015 4:52:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 21, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we pay for democracy. Seldom does the initial "front-runner" in either party's primaries end up being the actual candidate when election day rolls around. However, even if we cannot predict the outcomes of the primaries this far in advance, we can at least start trying to understand the candidates, the almost candidates and the people who are running just for the publicity. One of the curious things this early in...
  • Roseanne: Hillary Clinton is 'the same old s---'

    04/20/2015 4:43:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 20, 2015
    Comedian Roseanne Barr dismissed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential bid in an interview Monday, saying she offered "the same old shit." “I think she’s a Democrat just like they all are,” Barr, who herself ran as an independent candidate in 2012, told The Daily Beast. “She seems like every other Democrat. I would not like to see her win. She’s the same old shit. I’d like to see me win.
  • Wisconsin's Shame: "I Thought It Was a Home Invasion"

    04/20/2015 3:41:19 PM PDT · by Moose4 · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 20 April 2015 | David French
    "THEY CAME WITH A BATTERING RAM.” Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full...
  • TED CRUZ RIPS HILLARY, PRAISES DIVERSITY OF GOP FIELD IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

    04/20/2015 3:39:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Apr 2015 | by KATIE MCHUGH
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz ripped into the Obama administration and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday, drawing applause for his red-meat remarks. “I could have sworn I had seen Hillary’s Scooby Doo van outside, but then I realized it couldn’t possibly be that,” Cruz joked. “Because I’m pretty sure y’all don’t have any foreign nations paying speakers, right?” Cruz mocked Democrats’ shallow presidential bench while praising the diverse Republican field. “Has this not been an incredible array of strong, conservative leaders for two solid days? What testament for the desire of Americans — we want something new. We...
  • A memo to all GOP presidential candidates not named Ted Cruz

    04/20/2015 2:09:22 PM PDT · by VinL · 80 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/20/2016 | Steave Deace
    Here’s why if the Iowa caucuses were today he would win and you wouldn’t... This memo amounts to an intervention. It serves to warn all other Republican presidential campaigns of a perfect storm looming on the horizon. Not only does the storm favor Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, but your combined failures/refusals to recognize it are only helping him. If that environment persists, Mr. Cruz will not only win Iowa next year, but win it convincingly. Your skepticism of Mr. Cruz’s candidacy, and willingness to play ball with a system the average Iowa conservative no longer trusts, is helping to positively...
  • Hillary: It’s Not the Pantsuit, It’s the Purse

    04/20/2015 3:21:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Gretchen Hamel
    There are two distinct and obvious differences between Hillary and her opponents: she is a woman and a Clinton. With her return to the campaign spotlight, these have been the primary focuses of the media coverage, her critics, and conversations amongst women across the nation. Yes, she is a woman, and that can play in her favor. Like many women, I would like to see a woman become President of the United States. I also think it’s due. Yet, I do not think that woman is Hillary Clinton—and I’m not the only one. Why? Bottom line, in my opinion Hillary...
  • Can Gays Turn Straight? What the Evidence Says About “Ex-Gay” Therapy.

    04/20/2015 3:12:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2015 | Nathaniel Frank
    Last week Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., introduced a bill in Congress asking states to ban sexual orientation conversion therapy, often abbreviated as CT, for minors. California is one of two states that have prohibited licensed professionals from offering the practice, which includes efforts to change not only sexual orientation but also gender identity. While the congressional bill is only a resolution—it encourages states to bar the practice rather than proposing the heavier lift of a federal ban—the idea that CT is dangerous and should be banned is gaining momentum ... What do we actually know about the practice of CT...
  • The Iran nuclear deal is unwritten, but it's the best we can do, Obama assures

    04/20/2015 2:58:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    IBD ^ | 4 - 20 - 2015 | Andrew Malcolm
    Remember the hundreds of thousands of new jobs certain to erupt by 2010 thanks to $1 trillion in extra Obama administration spending? Remember how resident Obama vowed swift justice to the murderers of four helpless Americans in Benghazi? Remember how you can keep your doctor and health insurance under ObamaCare? Remember how Obama promised to halt Iran's development of nuclear weapons because they would launch a nuclear arms race in the world's most volatile region and allow Iran to attempt its avowed erasure of Israel? Well, folks, your favorite incumbent president is morphing again right before your disbelieving eyes. Here's...
  • VIDEO: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    04/20/2015 2:35:29 PM PDT · by Maceman · 11 replies
    YouTube | March 8, 2007 | Martin Durkin, Producer
    Before I would believe in Anthropogenic Global Warming, I would require that any alarmist arguing the theory watch THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE, and produce refutation by CREDIBLE scientists of every point made in that film. THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE - Watch the full 85-minute video here.
  • Koch Brothers Signal Support for Scott Walker

    04/20/2015 2:32:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/20/2015 | Nicholas Confessore
    Charles G. and David H. Koch, the influential and big-spending conservative donors, have a favorite in the race for the Republican nomination: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. On Monday, at a fund-raising event in Manhattan for the New York State Republican Party, David Koch told donors that he and his brother, who oversee one of the biggest private political organizations in the country, believed that Mr. Walker was the Republican Party’s best hope for recapturing the White House. “We will support whoever the candidate is,” said Mr. Koch, according to two people who attended the event. “But it should be...
  • Ivy Leaguers Not So Dumb After All [Hillary Clinton not exactly winning the youth vote at Dartmouth]

    04/20/2015 1:51:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/20/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    I am really proud of my alma mater Dartmouth College today — and not because they recently banned hard liquor on campus. (That has its pluses and minuses.) From The Daily Mail [1]: If Dartmouth College students have the same inflated influence on presidential politics that they’ve traditionally enjoyed, Hillary Clinton has some long days ahead in New Hampshire.Of a randomly selected group of 50 students who said they followed presidential politics enough to comment, just nine told Daily Mail Online that the former secretary of state would make a good U.S. chief executive.Hillary’s detractors were far more passionate...
  • Who’s The “Loser”?

    04/20/2015 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    “I think they’re all losers”, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is quoted as answering when asked his opinion of the Republican candidates for president of the United States. Reid made his comments from behind the dark glasses he was wearing as a result of the reported major ass-whoopin he received from his own brother last New Year’s Eve. It would seem that Harry knows a thing or two about ‘losing’. The ‘not-soon-enough’ to be retired senator from Nevada lorded over a United States Senate that accomplished nothing under his tenure that could be described as being good or beneficial for...
  • Which Presidential Candidates Will Support a White House Council on Boys and Men?

    04/20/2015 1:33:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    There used to be a stigma in recent years toward forming male-only organizations, due to the perception they were sexist; excluding women for the benefit of men. But as boys and men are increasingly failing in so many areas - crime, violence, and education to name a few - that perception is changing. There is a real need for organizations that can reverse this trend and prevent men from turning to destructive lifestyles. The purpose of men’s interest groups is evolving; it isn’t to help men excel over women, it’s merely to stop the spiraling path downward so many are...