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  • Americans Are Blessed with Liberty, but Not Because We Deserve It

    07/05/2015 6:04:46 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/5/2015 | Kevin Wiliamson
    The American proposition is a theological proposition: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” Just how radical that idea is is difficult for the 21st-century Western mind to comprehend. For the entirety of the human experience, most men had been subjects — the ruled living their lives at the sufferance of rulers. The American proposition inverts that: We are citizens, not subjects, and government exists at our sufferance, not the other way around. Americans first applied to politics the Christian belief that we are made in the likeness of Almighty...
  • 'Sweetcakes' owner defiant in face of $135,000 fine

    07/05/2015 5:50:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7-3-2015 | Barbara Boland
    After getting hit with a financially-crushing $135,000 fine Thursday for their decision to not bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, the owner of the Oregon "Sweetcakes by Melissa" bakery has a dire warning for Americans. "For years, we've heard same-sex marriage will not affect anybody," Aaron Klein said in an interview with The Blaze. "I'm here firsthand to tell everyone in America that it has already impacted people." Aaron and his wife Melissa are required to immediately write a $135,000 check to the lesbian couple they refused to bake a wedding cake for, Rachel Cryer-Bowman and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, to...
  • Confederate flags still fly at Daytona International Speedway

    07/05/2015 5:03:03 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    News 13 ^ | 7-4-2015 | Bailey Myers
    DAYTONA BEACH -- NASCAR stirred up controversy this week when officials announced that fans should turn over their confederate flags for the Stars and Stripes, but some fans are still showing up with their flags. "We have the stars and bars...But the tallest flag out there is the stars and stripes. The way it ought to be,” said local NASCAR fan Jim Higginbotham. Higginbotham said he’s proud to be American and a southerner. "I see that flag I don't see racism at all I see southern pride,” he said. Higginbotham isn't alone. Hundreds of flags were flying high above the...
  • Clinton campaign corrals media

    07/05/2015 1:53:12 AM PDT · by Semper Mark · 31 replies
    cnn.com ^ | July 4, 2015 | Dan Merica
    Gorham, New Hampshire (CNN)—Hillary Clinton's campaign used a rope to keep journalists away from the candidate on Saturday while she walked in this small town's July Fourth parade. The ensuing photos of journalists, including a CNN reporter, being somewhat dragged by a thin white rope as Clinton walked down Main Street caught fire online. Initially, Clinton's campaign was not using a rope to corral the press, allowing journalists to get close to her and ask her questions. But campaign aides said they brought the rope out because they feared the press scrum of around a dozen reporters and photojournalists would...
  • Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney Join Marco Rubio In Attacking Donald Trump Over Immigration

    07/04/2015 11:00:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/04/15 | Matthew Boyle
    As if right on cue after Romney and Rubio, Bush on Saturday afternoon joined the coordinated parade of establishment Republicans attacking Trump. “I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think,” Bush said Saturday afternoon in New Hampshire. “No one suggests that we shouldn’t control our borders – everybody has a belief that we should control our borders. But to make these extraordinarily ugly kind of comments is not reflective of the Republican Party. Trump is wrong on this.” Trump has been harsh on Bush, Rubio and Romney....
  • Hillary Clinton Encourages Distraught Gay Child Depicted in Viral (staged) Photo

    07/04/2015 10:51:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 4, 2014 | Liz Kreutz
    I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me. This Humans of New York photo showing what it says is a distraught young boy crying because he is gay has gone viral, with thousands of people commenting on Facebook offering advice and words of support. “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me,” the caption reads. [Snip] “Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing,” [Hillary] wrote. “You will surprise yourself with what you’re capable of and the incredible things...
  • Star Trek Icon Apologizes for Clarence Thomas 'Blackface' Slur

    07/04/2015 9:34:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    The Root ^ | July 4 2015 | LYNETTE HOLLOWAY
    George Takei called Thomas a "clown in blackface" following the justice's dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.Star Trek legend George Takei has apologized for calling Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" following the Supreme Court justice's dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling, according to CNN. "I was still seething, and I referred to him as a 'clown in blackface' to suggest that he had abdicated and abandoned his heritage," Takei wrote Friday in a Facebook post. "This was not intended to be racist, but rather to evoke a history of racism in the theatrical arts. While...
  • Jeb Bush Says He Takes Trump's Comments on Immigration Personally

    07/04/2015 9:09:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    NBCNews ^ | July 04, 2015
    Jeb Bush Says He Takes Trump's Comments on Immigration Personally Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought. "I don't think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think," Bush told reporters after marching in Fourth of July parades in Amherst and Merrimack, New Hampshire. "No one suggests that we shouldn't control our borders — everybody has a belief that we should control our borders," he said....
  • Donald Trump: I didn't expect business backlash to be "quite this severe"

    07/04/2015 8:23:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 99 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 4th, 2015 | By Reena Flores
    On the heels of several major corporations distancing themselves from Donald Trump's various business interests, the Republican presidential candidate admitted Saturday that he didn't think the corporate backlash to his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants would be "quite this severe." "I knew it was going to be bad because I was told this. All my life I have been told this: If you are successful, you don't run for office," Trump said in an interview on Fox News, addressing the recent spate of businesses that have severed their relationships with his brand. "I didn't know it was going to be...
  • Public Power, Private Gain: The Abuse of Eminent Domain

    07/04/2015 8:08:53 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 41 replies
    The Federalist Society ^ | May 01, 1997 | By Dana Berliner
    YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO MOVE WITHIN 90 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE. IF YOU REMAIN IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY AFTER THAT TIME, CRDA MAY BE ABLE TO HAVE YOU AND YOUR BELONGINGS REMOVED BY THE SHERIFF. Vera Coking received this letter telling her to move out of the house she has lived in for 36 years. So did Joseph and Gilda Ann Rutigliano, who have operated a small motel in Atlantic City for over 30 years, Vincent Sabatini, who has run his Italian restaurant for the last 32 years, and Peter Banin, who had just purchased his...
  • Trump says presidential campaign is 'bad for my brand'

    07/04/2015 7:28:17 PM PDT · by South40 · 52 replies
    Donald Trump admitted that his presidential campaign is hurting him financially. In an interview on Fox on Saturday, the real estate mogul hit back at critics who allege that he's just running for president for publicity, saying that his campaign has damaged his image and his businesses. "This isn't good for my brand, I think it's bad for my brand," Trump said. "Maybe I'm leading in polls, but this is certainly not good. I lose customers, I lose people." Still, Trump maintained that his businesses are "very strong," and haven't been too hurt by the bad publicity yet.
  • Peter Schweizer This Month's guest on C-Span2's "In Depth"

    07/04/2015 7:23:00 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 1 replies
    C-Span2 | 4 July, 2015
    Peter Schweizer, author of the recent blockbuster Clinton Cash, is the scheduled guest on this month's "In Depth" program on C-Span2/Book TV. The program airs for three hours starting at noon EDT tomorrow, Sunday July 5th, and features discussions of Schweizer's works as well as Q-A with viewers who can call or email in to the program. In addition to his recent book which exposed the story of the Clinton Foundation and how it influenced and was influenced by the Clinton political machine, Schweizer has written a number of other books looking at Washington malfeasance and fecklessness, including Architects of...
  • Media Matters Illegally Running Campaign To Get Businesses To Sever Ties With Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 6:17:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7-3-15 | Pat Dollard
    Media Matters is a 501(c)(3), and the lawful restrictions on its political activities are listed above. I’m sure a check of Carusone’s IP addresses will confirm that he is using Media Matters’computers while on his paid on-the-clock employee time, and a search of other records will prove he is also using Media Matters’ phones and other resources to run the #DumpTrump campaign, which is illegal, as you can read here at the IRS website. However, if Trump hasn’t yet formally filed, the restriction on “any statements against candidates” may not apply. But if they do, Trump should sue. Excerpted from...
  • Ted Cruz Encourages Americans To #BelieveAgain In Iowa

    07/04/2015 5:16:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 07/04/2015
    Ted Cruz: CRUZ: This July 4th, Americans Want to Believe Again 07/04/15HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in observance of Independence Day:“If you are like me and pay attention to the news every day, you can easily be overwhelmed by all the simultaneous events that seem to indicate an impending American decline. But I don’t believe that. Everywhere I go, I see it in their faces and hear it in their voices. Americans want to believe again.“On this July 4th, I want to share with you my hope for America.“In the summer of 1776,...
  • Bush says he takes Trump's immigration remarks personally

    07/04/2015 4:55:39 PM PDT · by Mariner · 93 replies
    AP ^ | July 4th, 2015 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought. In spite of earlier criticism from Bush and other Republicans and companies moving to cut business ties to Trump, the real estate mogul has defended his remarks. "I don't think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think," Bush told reporters after marching in Fourth of July parades in New Hampshire.
  • Ted Cruz to speak at September GOP gathering in MI

    07/04/2015 4:53:07 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2015
    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz plans to speak at a GOP leadership gathering in Michigan in September.The Michigan Republican Party announced Wednesday that the U.S. senator from Texas will attend the 31st Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.In a statement, Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel says she is glad to “add another fresh and positive Republican perspective” to a “great lineup” at the meeting.The party last week announced that another GOP presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will speak at the conference scheduled for Sept. 18-20.Other...
  • Limbaugh: Ted Cruz's Story Shows Clarence Thomas' Kind Heart

    07/04/2015 4:46:52 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 01 Jul 2015 06:14 PM | Greg Richter
    Rush Limbaugh says that while liberals continue to demonize Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, his true character can be seen in a story in Sen. Ted Cruz's new book. Cruz once was a clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court, and told the story about Thomas Tuesday night on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File." In his book, "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America," GOP presidential hopeful Cruz tells of a young teenage boy who had gotten a chance to visit the court's offices. Thomas spent two hours talking to the junior high student named Carlos, who, like...
  • Comparing Death Rates from Mass Public Shootings and Mass Public Violence in the US and Europe

    07/04/2015 4:33:56 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | JUNE 23, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    In his address to the nation after the Charleston attack, Obama claimed: “we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.” Senator Harry Reid made a similar statement on June 23rd: “The United States is the only advanced country where this type of mass violence occurs. Let’s do something. We can expand, for example, background checks. … We should support not giving guns to people who are mentally ill and felons.” This claim is...
  • The top three mass public shootings, 9 of the worst 13, are outside the United States

    07/04/2015 4:31:05 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 23 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 28, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    After the Charleston massacre, President Obama made this comment: “the unique mayhem that gun violence afflicts upon this nation.” The three worst public mass shootings and nine of the worst 13 public mass shootings occurred outside the US. Of these cases, nine occurred in developed or “advanced” countries. The worst public mass shooting are as follows: 1) Utoya, Norway, July 22, 2011: Anders Behring Breivik used a gun to kill 67 people and wound 110 others. Still others were killed by bombs that Breivik detonated. 2) Sousse, Tunisia, June 26, 2015: Seifeddine Rezgui, a college student, used a gun to...
  • [06/04/2015] Ted Cruz: If You Join ISIS, You Are Signing Your Death Certificate

    07/04/2015 4:19:06 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | June 4, 2015 | Jerome Hudson
    The Islamic State is continuing to expansed its territory inside Iraq, Syria, and now Libya and is looking to expand its control into Europe and the Mediterranean.In recent weeks here in America, a rising number of ISIS-inspired terror attacks have been attempted.Attempted terrorist Usaama Abdullah Rahim was recently busted while trying to carry out an ISIS-style beheading on activist and outspoken radical Islam critic Pamela Geller.During a recent town hall event, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued a warning to every wannabe homegrown ISIS terrorists.After going through a litany of failed and succeeded radical Islam-inspired terror attacks from the Boston...
  • Game On: Trump Responds to Jeb

    07/04/2015 4:00:15 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jul 2015 | Breitbart News
    “Jeb Bush wants to import more low-skilled, unemployed foreigners who will further drive down wages for the middle class...” Today, Jeb Bush once again proves that he is out of touch with the American people. Just like the simple question asked of Jeb on Iraq, where it took him five days and multiple answers to get it right, he doesn’t understand anything about the border or border security. In fact, Jeb believes illegal immigrants who break our laws when they cross our border come “out of love.”
  • As Book Is Released, Ted Cruz Sours on His Role Model

    07/04/2015 3:55:36 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | JANET HOOK
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in his new memoir “A Time for Truth,” confides that when he was a young lawyer learning how to argue a case in the Supreme Court, he had a role model: John G. Roberts, whom he described as “a brilliant Supreme Court lawyer,” the “best advocate” of his generation.That would be the same John Roberts, now chief justice of the Supreme Court, that Mr. Cruz has been lambasting of late for last week’s ruling upholding a key piece of President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.“When I began practicing, I worked hard to emulate his argument...
  • Ted Cruz Calls For US To Quit UN Human Rights Council After Vote Condemning Israel

    07/04/2015 3:39:26 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 04 2015 | Mark Hanrahan
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called Friday for the U.S. to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), after the body voted to condemn Israel's conduct during the 2014 war in Gaza.The U.S. was the only country to vote against the resolution put before the council Friday, with 41 voting in favor, and five countries abstaining. The resolution condemned Israel's targeting of innocent civilians during the conflict, and also called for an end to the impunity of Israeli officials responsible for alleged war crimes.In a statement posted on his website, Cruz said that the single U.S. vote against...
  • 'Stand Up To Trump' Petition Launched By GOP Candidate George Pataki

    07/04/2015 3:31:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    IB Times ^ | July 03 2015 1:46 PM EDT | Tim Marcin
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate George Pataki has joined the chorus calling for action against fellow candidate Donald Trump in the wake of his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants. Pataki posted on his website Friday a petition targeting the real-estate mogul -- titled "Stand Up to Trump" -- labeling the candidate's comments "unacceptable." At Trump's announcement speech at the Trump Tower in New York last month, the businessman said: "When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us." He later added: "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime....
  • Trump blames ‘sanctuary city’ murder on ‘unsafe border

    07/04/2015 3:23:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 4, 2015 | 1:09am | Geoff Earle
    GOP White House hopefuls are declaring their independence from Donald Trump. Former New York governor George Pataki urged people Friday to sign his online petition condemning Trump’s anti-immigrant comments. ... The feds had issued a detention order asking to be notified if he was sprung from prison. It was not honored by the “sanctuary city.” Trump tweeted, “Where are the other candidates now that this tragic murder has taken place b/c of our unsafe border.’’
  • Hillary's Cribs Shock Young People

    07/04/2015 3:21:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Campus Reform Correspondent Cabot Phillips played "Candidate's Cribs" with young people in front of the White House. After trying to guess which Presidential candidate has lived in a series of mansions, many of them were shocked to find out that Hillary Clinton had lived in all four of them.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Four-Time Deported Illegal Immigrant Murdered Wife with Hammer in Texas

    07/04/2015 3:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 3, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    Breitbart Texas has exclusively confirmed that a man who confessed to murdering his wife with a hammer in Laredo, Texas is a four-time deported illegal immigrant who would not have been in the U.S. had he not been able to illegally cross back into the country multiple times from Mexico after his deportations. In addition, the Laredo Police Department continuously encountered the man in violent episodes with his wife, yet did not notify Border Patrol, according to federal agents who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity. Several federal agents who work under the umbrella of U.S. Customs...
  • Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney Join Marco Rubio In Attacking Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 2:24:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-4-2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney attacked real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, telling a CNN reporter he thinks Trump’s remarks on illegal immigrants were a “severe error.” “Do you think Donald Trump’s comments on Mexicans have hurt the Republican Party?” a reporter asked Romney in video carried on CNN on Saturday. “Yes, I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans,” Romney replied. “And it’s unfortunate.” “Do you think the candidates should speak up about that?” the reporter followed up. “I think a number of them have,” Romney replied.
  • SHOCK: Mitt Romney Says Illegal Aliens Are “Mexican-Americans”

    07/04/2015 2:15:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | July 4, 2015 | Darby Crash
    Donald Trump didn’t make any comments about “Mexican-Americans,” he made them about illegal aliens. Which makes it quite clear Romney believes Mexican illegal aliens have a right to be here and have a right to citizenship and voting, and indeed already are Americans, hyphenated in his speech as “Mexican-Americans,” like the term “African Americans.” The only other possibility is that Romney’s such a lowlife he’s knowingly and intentionally lying about what Trump said when he claims Trump was talking about “Mexican-Americans,” in order to make it look like Trump was criticizing ALL Mexicans in the U.S. In other words, Romney...
  • Trump calls out Rubio for being ‘weak’ on immigration, praises Cruz

    07/04/2015 2:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    GANT Daily A CNN News Affiliate ^ | July 4, 2015 | Staff
    Donald Trump said fellow Republican presidential nominee Marco Rubio is “weak” on immigration, as the real estate mogul on Saturday continued to defend his controversial remarks on the subject in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.”“There’s tremendous crime and illegal immigration is just incredible. As far as Rubio, he’s very weak on immigration,” he said in the phone interview. “You know, I have great relations with Mexico and I love the Mexican people, and the spirit of the Mexican people. These are people just pouring across the border.” In the past, Rubio, a Cuban-American, has said he supports...
  • Press Roped Down By Aides at Hillary Event

    07/04/2015 2:04:37 PM PDT · by John W · 42 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Juy 4, 2015 | Daniel Halpor
    The press was roped down by aides today at Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire. Photos of the press corps following Clinton at a July 4 parade were shared today on Twitter.
  • Bush: ‘Absolutely’ offended by Trump’s comments on Mexicans

    07/04/2015 1:21:59 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Jeb Bush says he's "absolutely" personally offended by Donald Trump's recent incendiary comments about Mexico and immigrants coming from the country. Bush, the former Florida governor whose wife is from Mexico, made his comments about Trump to reporters at the end of two Independence Day parades in the first-in-the-nation primary state. "I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think," Bush said. "No one suggests that we shouldn’t control our borders – everybody has a belief that we should control our borders. But to make...
  • Photos=> Benghazi Protester Marches Behind Hillary Clinton at 4th of July Parade

    07/04/2015 1:00:55 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | Jul 4th, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A brave man carrying a Benghazi sign marched behind Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a Fourth of July parade in Gorham,New Hampshire on Saturday. Photos posted to Twitter by CNN’s Dan Merica show a man marching just a few feet behind Clinton holding a white sign with the word Benghazi on it. The sign is a reference to the September 11, 2012 Islamist terror attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
  • United We Stood, Divided We'll Fall

    07/04/2015 12:43:16 PM PDT · by Kenny · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 4, 2015 | Peggy Ryan
    News that the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage ignited joyous celebration among gays and the media. Images assaulted us on all sides, victory parades showcasing same-sex couples entwined in ecstasy, media gushing praise, and #LoveWins rocking the Twitter universe. They won, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex couples can marry anywhere, anytime. By nullifying state laws, dismissing individual’s religious beliefs, and totally ignoring the Constitution, they trumped it all and won. Except it wasn’t a gay victory, not really. Oh the gay community and their supporters will argue it was a huge win, an in-your-face slam-dunk....
  • GOP worries about Donald Trump fallout

    07/04/2015 12:00:08 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4 2015 | Chris Moody
    Washington (CNN)Republicans seeking to broaden the party's appeal to Latino voters have a challenge: Donald Trump. The bombastic businessman, who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination, is leaving many Republicans worried about the fallout from his comments that immigrants from Latin America are "killers" and "rapists." "Donald Trump's comments are hurtful for the cause of Republicans who want to reach out not just to Latinos but across many different ethnic barriers," said Ben Domenech, founder of The Federalist, a conservative opinion website, who co-authored a 2012 guide for Republicans on Hispanic outreach. "The problem with those comments is made worse...
  • Marco Rubio’s Donor Obstacles: A Limited Base and Another Floridian

    07/04/2015 11:58:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jeremy W. Peters and Ashley Parker
    In the nearly three months since he announced that he was running for president, Senator Marco Rubio has been enjoying his moment. Republicans have talked up his potential. Democrats have called him a threat. He has been in the top tier of many polls.
  • Hillary extols her husband's record at Dartmouth, blames Bush for poor economy, mum on Sanders surge

    07/04/2015 11:51:05 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    unionleader.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | MEGHAN PIERCE
    HANOVER - Charlotte's grandmother, as Hillary Clinton was introduced to a crowd of 850 at Dartmouth College Friday afternoon, says she will soon present her specific economic policies. "I'll be laying out specific policies starting in about 10 days on how I think that should work," Clinton said. Clinton said she had been to Dartmough College several times as a student, visiting for different student meetings and conferences and even visiting during Winter Carnival for a blind date. "So I have memories," she said.
  • TRUMP HAMMERS RUBIO: ‘ZERO CREDIBILITY,’ ‘OUTRIGHT LIES’ TO SELL AMNESTY

    07/04/2015 11:17:33 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 126 replies
    breitbart ^ | July 4 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is holding nothing back after his 2016 rival Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) attacked his stance on immigration reform. Rubio joined Democrats and liberals—as well as most of the mainstream media—in attacking Trump for calling out international criminals who exploit America’s weak and insecure border to get into the United States illegally.
  • TBS: Ted Cruz - Medellin v. Texas - Mexican Who Raped and Murdered Texas Girls

    07/04/2015 11:17:31 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 40 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | March 25, 2008 | Supreme Court Decision
    Important to remember that Ted Cruz not only speaks out against illegal Immigrants, but successfully argued and won at the Supreme Court to have Mexicans who raped and murdered young girls convicted in U.S.
  • Romney: Trump's immigration comments hurting GOP

    07/04/2015 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 191 replies
    KCCI ^ | 07.04.2015
    WOLFEBORO, New Hampshire (CNN) —Mitt Romney said Saturday that Donald Trump's comments on Mexico and undocumented immigrants have hurt the Republican Party, making the 2012 presidential nominee the latest Republican to slam the billionaire over his controversial remarks.
  • 'This decision will not stand': Republicans seek common cause against same-sex marriage

    07/04/2015 10:19:30 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 55 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | July 4, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    For many opponents of same-sex marriage, the fight has just started. While supporters of marriage equality celebrate the supreme court’s historic decision in Obergefell v Hodges, advocates for traditional marriage have redoubled their efforts to influence policymakers. But the fight takes place in an unfamiliar political landscape, one where gay marriage has become the law of the land and one of the traditional benchmarks of the social conservative cause has been rendered meaningless. No matter how ardently Republican candidates for president in 2016 proclaim that they believe marriage is between one man and one woman, the supreme court has ruled...
  • Romney criticizes Trump

    07/04/2015 10:19:29 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 38 replies
    CNN | 04 JULY 2015 | CNN
    Just heard on CNN that Romney has joined in the fray...
  • Donald Trump Will Have to Disclose His Net Worth and Earnings From Trump University, Judge Rules

    07/04/2015 10:02:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, July 3, 201 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    Donald Trump has to put his mouth where his money is. The Republican presidential candidate will have to answer questions under oath about his net worth - and about how much money he raked in from his now-defunct Trump University, a California federal court judge ruled this week. Lawyers for The Donald had contended he didn't have to answer questions in a civil racketeering lawsuit about how much money he made from the "school" because he'd already acknowledged under oath that he had "significant involvement with both the operations and overall business strategy of Trump University." In a ruling Tuesday,...
  • Donald Trump: Let Golf Be For the Rich Elite

    07/04/2015 10:06:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Fortune ^ | JULY 1, 2015 | Daniel Roberts
    The presidential candidate has strong views on the future of the sport. Donald Trump is a 2016 presidential candidate, but he is also a real estate magnate and business tycoon whose portfolio includes hotels, a beauty pageant, a fashion line, a magazine, a cologne, and more. He also happens to own 15 different golf courses, though a recent report suggests that he has overstated the value of his golf empire by $1 billion. Trump’s golf interests may be about to come under the spotlight more than ever before. This week, Univision, NBC and Macy’s all cut ties with Trump because...
  • NH Primary Retail Politics Episode Ome

    07/04/2015 9:28:03 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 5 replies
    Vanity | July 4, 2015 | Jim Noble
    Fourth of July parade just ended. 81F and cloudy, fairly humid. We make the politicians go last. Lots of O'Malley and Sanders signs in the small Democrat section. One Hillary sign, holder ran by fast. Krispy Kreme came next, with about 40 sign holders. Walked down the double yellow line waving, eyes straight ahead. Looked like he couldn't wait to get away. I knew he was big, but OMG is he big. Surprised he made it up the last hill. Rubio was next. Shook every hand, selfies with every teenaged girl, kissed every baby. Looks young and vigorous. Hung around...
  • Donald Trump on arrest of illegal immigrant for SF murder

    07/04/2015 8:27:02 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-4-2015 | Fox News
    Jul. 04, 2015 - 8:42 - Woman gunned down at popular tourist spot
  • CRUZ: This July 4th, Americans Want to Believe Again

    07/04/2015 8:26:03 AM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/04/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in observance of Independence Day:“If you are like me and pay attention to the news every day, you can easily be overwhelmed by all the simultaneous events that seem to indicate an impending American decline. But I don’t believe that. Everywhere I go, I see it in their faces and hear it in their voices. Americans want to believe again.“On this July 4th, I want to share with you my hope for America.“In the summer of 1776, Patriots gathered to dissolve the political bonds they had with England...
  • No Governor, A Willingness To Compromise Is Not What We Need

    07/04/2015 8:08:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4,2015 | Michael Hausam
    Chris Christie gives good speech. He definitely is a professional at passionately communicating and effectively donning “I’m a regular guy who’s pissed off about what’s going on” attire. In his announcement speech on Tuesday he certainly showed that, but there were two comments he made that are worthy of great concern–and may indicate that he is not ready for battle. Within the speech, he duly mentioned the issues that most Republicans care about: a politician who remembers for whom he works, an acknowledgement that Washington is lying and stealing from the American people, the need for the federal government to...
  • 3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake

    07/04/2015 8:01:40 AM PDT · by ronnietherocket3 · 62 replies
    Vox ^ | July 2, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    To save anyone going to Vox who does not want to, the article lays out 3 reasons for why America should have remained part of Britain. Abolition would have come faster without independenceIndependence was bad for Native AmericansAmerica would have a better system of government if we'd stuck with Britain
  • Happy Dependence Day

    07/04/2015 7:38:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/4/2015 | Patrice Lewis
    On this weekend as we celebrate America’s independence, the facts are grim for how dependent we’ve become. As one example, in the 1970s one in 50 families received food stamps. Today it’s one in five. That’s is a ten-fold increase. Is America poorer than it was in 1776? Of course not. We’re richer, much richer. Then why are so many people dependent on government? Much of it has to do with how much we’ve permitted government to take over things that are none of its business.