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  • Great White Hope: Why Some Dems Are Moving Right: Democrats have been losing ground in Midwest

    04/01/2015 3:31:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/01/2015 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    Republicans are debating whether their path to the presidency in 2016 runs through the blue-collar Rust Belt states, or the demographically changing new South and Sunbelt states. For Democrats looking to retake the Senate, however, the formula is more clear-cut: Win back white working-class voters, or be consigned to a longer-term minority. Most of the Senate battlegrounds run through the Midwest—Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio—along with New Hampshire, which carries demographic similarities with those older, whiter Great Lakes states. To defeat the vulnerable Republican incumbents, Democrats have a challenging task ahead: Making inroads with blue-collar voters, who have been stubbornly resistant...
  • List of Hudson County politicians convicted of corruption charges

    04/01/2015 2:33:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    Jersey Journal NJ.com ^ | April 1, 2015
    Today U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, the former Union City mayor, was indicted on charges that include conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud. Here's a list of some Hudson County politicians and power brokers who were charged and convicted on corruption counts:
  • Creating $200 Million Super Fund to End Careers of Obama & Hillary

    04/01/2015 2:05:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Loose lips sink ships. Here is how Republican donors can sink the ships of both Obama and Hillary. Democrats claim all rich people are Republicans. Not true. The super rich are actually a mixture of Democrats (mostly trial lawyers and spoiled brats who inherited their money) and sleazy sell-outs- willing to play both sides, or sell out either party to get what they want. But there are more than enough rich Republican super donors (think Koch brothers, Donald Trump, Sheldon Adelson, Steve Wynn, Vince McMahon, and don't forget Mitt Romney). Why aren't they stepping up to the plate? Put your...
  • PPP Poll: Ted Cruz enters top tier of GOP hopefuls

    04/01/2015 1:24:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PPP's newest Republican national poll finds that Ted Cruz has the big momentum following the official announcement of his candidacy last week. His support has increased from 5% to 16% in just over a month, enough to make him one of three candidates in the top tier of GOP contenders, along with Scott Walker and Jeb Bush. Walker continues to lead the field with 20%, although that's down from his 25% standing a month ago. Bush continues to poll at 17%, followed by Cruz at 16%, Ben Carson and Rand Paul at 10%, Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee at 6%,...
  • Cruz, the Wild Card

    04/01/2015 1:13:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 1, 2015 | Jim Ellis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has a chance to do very well in the 2016 presidential contest. He also could stall at the gate. His combined prospects make him the most difficult of the candidates to forecast, particularly when considering whether he will have staying power. Cruz has obvious positives. First, his ability to excite and motivate the Republican base voter is unquestioned, and is likely his most important asset toward winning an inordinately crowded 2016 nomination fight. Second, he will have a strong grassroots presence, also a critical component for doing well in the first four states of Iowa (caucus),...
  • IRS’s Lois Lerner won’t be charged with contempt

    04/01/2015 1:10:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration informed House Speaker John A. Boehner this week it will not prosecute former IRS executive Lois G. Lerner for contempt of Congress, concluding that she did not waive her Fifth Amendment rights to avoid answering questions when she was called to testify nearly two years ago. Ms. Lerner, the figure at the center of the IRS’s tea party targeting scandal, is still facing investigation over the intrusive scrutiny of conservative groups, but the decision by U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen not to pursue the contempt charge approved by the U.S. House does away with at least some of...
  • Private Emails Reveal Ex-Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network

    04/01/2015 12:15:26 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Pro Publica ^ | 27 March 2015 | Jeff Gerth
    Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack. ___ weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account. The emails, which were posted on the internet in 2013, also show that Blumenthal and another close Clinton associate discussed contracting...
  • GOP's Martina White wins 170th House District (PA)

    04/01/2015 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Philly. Com ^ | 26 March 2015 | Chris Brennan
    Martina White became the city's second Republican member in the state House on Tuesday night, with a commanding win in a special election for Northeast Philadelphia's 170th District. Her victory - by a margin of 14 percent with 97 percent of the vote tallied Tuesday night - prompted Republican celebrations and Democratic recriminations. White defeated Democrat Sarah Del Ricci, who was handpicked for the special election by Lt. Gov. Mike Stack III. White credited the win - the first pickup by the Republicans of an open General Assembly seat in Philadelphia in 25 years - to the hard work of...
  • Meet the 2016 Republican Nominee for President…Jeb Bush

    04/01/2015 11:46:00 AM PDT · by Maceman · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 27, 2015 | George Mano
    It doesn’t matter what the Republican base wants or whom the well-known pundits like. The fact is, the so-called “independent” voters of New Hampshire are likely to pick the next Republican nominee for US President. Since 1968 there have been only two times—1996 and 2000—when the New Hampshire Republican primary winner did not eventually become the party’s nominee for President. By contrast, the Iowa Caucuses’ winner has gone on to the nomination only six times in the last ten election cycles and Iowa did not choose the winning nominee the last two elections. Somehow, winning the New Hampshire primary thrusts...
  • California governor order first ever water restrictions (25% reduction across the state)

    04/01/2015 11:41:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/1/15 | BBC
    The governor of California has created the state's mandatory water reduction orders, following a historic drought. The order mandates a 25% reduction in water sage for cities and town across the state. --snip--
  • How RFRA works [Brilliant graphic explains law, even an MSNBC anchor can understand]

    04/01/2015 11:40:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Seen on social media--this should go viral, it is a great explanation with real world examples of the law in action.
  • One Out of Three SEIU Dollars Goes to Overhead, Politics

    04/01/2015 11:32:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 1, 2015 | Bill McMorris
    Labor giant SEIU spent more than $100 million on union overhead and political activities in 2014, according to federal labor filings released Tuesday evening. The union collected about $320 million from its 1.8 million members, who are primarily government employees and health care workers. For every $3 that a union member contributed to its coffers, $1 went to functions outside of membership services. The union spent about $55 million paying union administrators and covering overhead costs, including more than $276,000 to president Mary Kay Henry.
  • Children’s Book about Abortion: My ‘Sister Is a Happy Ghost!’

    04/01/2015 11:22:28 AM PDT · by Baynative · 34 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/25/15 | Katie Yoder
    A three-year-old named Lee defends the abortion of his sister in a new children’s book – by an author with her own “ghost sister.” “Sister Apple, Sister Pig” by Mary Walling Blackburn focuses on an adult topic: abortion. The story follows Lee as he (or “she,” as the author stressed) searches for his sister – who might be an apple, a pig, or somewhere in a tree. Lee later decides “Sister is a happy ghost!” and explicitly says he’s glad Sister isn’t around to inconvenience his parents.
  • Poll: Ted Cruz Gets Big Bump After 2016 Presidency Announcement

    04/01/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 1, 2015 | Andrea Billups
    GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is getting a big polling bump after his announcement that he will seek his party's nomination, Public Policy Polling reports. Support for the first-term Texas senator, who opened his national campaign office in Houston on Tuesday, rose from 5 percent to 16 percent, PPP noted, pushing Cruz into the top-tier of Republicans who will likely make a primary run. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading the pack, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and then Cruz, whose popularity with conservatives in his party is growing, PPP said of its latest survey of likely GOP...
  • TED CRUZ: Hillary Clinton's mass email deletion could be 'criminal conduct'

    04/01/2015 10:46:34 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | APR. 1, 2015, 11:17 AM | COLIN CAMPBELL
    Presidential candidate and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) thinks former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton probably violated federal law when she deleted a huge trove of emails. In a Tuesday radio interview on "The Dana Show," Cruz argued the Democratic presidential front-runner's actions may have even been "criminal.""It is long past time for a fair and impartial investigation into what occurred here. Based on what she has admitted publicly, it appears that Secretary Clinton's conduct was in violation of federal law and may have even constituted criminal conduct," Cruz said.Cruz, a former Justice Department lawyer, was reacting to a question from...
  • Leading From In Front

    04/01/2015 10:39:20 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 30, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Whatever his merits or demerits, the actual front-runner for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination continues to show how Republican candidates, at least on education, can lead on, rather than be overwhelmed by, issues. “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), a front runner in the contest for the Republican nomination for president, made bold reforms of elementary, secondary, and college education a prominent part of his proposed 2015-17 budget,” Heather Kays wrote in School Reform News in the March issue. “The budget, presented on February 3, would remove the cap on the state’s school choice program, eliminate state funding for Smarter Balanced...
  • SEN. TED CRUZ MAKES FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE IN HOUSTON AS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

    04/01/2015 10:12:13 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    abc13.com ^ | March 31, 2015 08:30PM | Tom Abrahams
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Texas Senator Ted Cruz welcomed supporters and the media to his first public appearance in Houston as a presidential candidate. Cruz was the first to jump into the 2016 race, filing the official paperwork, announcing his campaign on the social media site Twitter, and delivering a speech to close to 10,000 people at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. His national campaign headquarters is in southwest Houston. It is now the hub for an effort that seeks to raise $40 to $50 million for the Republican primary season and to corner the market on social conservatives. Mark Jones,...
  • Kerry exposes Iranian family tie — and subjects family to blackmail

    04/01/2015 9:43:46 AM PDT · by Baynative · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25 | Kenneth Timmerman
    In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran. “I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family, and grateful for how they have enriched my life,” Kerry said in the official statement. Kerry also said he was “strongly committed to resolving” the differences between the United States and the Islamic Republic...
  • Ted Cruz 2016: Why Hispanic Voters Might Not Be Thrilled If Texas Senator Becomes President

    04/01/2015 9:32:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 03/23/2015 | Cristina Silva
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is vying to become the nation's first Latino president, but the conservative Republican won't be able to count on Hispanic voters in 2016. Despite his heritage, Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant, is unlikely to rally voters around his potentially historic candidacy the way President Barack Obama did in 2008, when black, Hispanic and other important voting demographics were eager to elect the nation's first African-American commander in chief. "I can't envision any scenario in which Ted Cruz can make any appeal to Latinos at this point," said Matt Barreto, co-founder of the polling and...
  • GOP warns U.N. Obama's climate actions can be undone

    04/01/2015 9:21:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/1/2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama is about to commit the United States to meet greenhouse gas emission targets in an international agreement without consulting Congress, the agencies, or the states. Republicans are warning other countries that the president's executive orders can be overturned and that any negotiations should take that into account.
  • The problem with Scott Walker’s April Fool’s Day ‘joke’ (media pissed that Gov toys with them)

    04/01/2015 9:10:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/1/15 | Jose A. DelReal
    Some try to wish April Fool's Day away. Others do their best to ignore it. Then there are those who embrace the day's possibilities. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is one of those people. So on Wednesday morning, Walker's tweet that he would make a "big announcement" later in the day essentially had a *wink wink* tacked on at the end. There was no chance Scott Walker was going to announce his all-but-certain White House bid, or anything else of substance. Still, political reporters -- like this one -- nonetheless had to tune in to Walker's announcement. Would he --...
  • Campaign Finance Complaints Filed Against 4 Presidential Hopefuls[O’Malley-Santorum-Walker-Bush]

    04/01/2015 8:53:53 AM PDT · by Theoria · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 31 March 2015 | Eric Lichtblau
    For months, White House hopefuls from both parties have been raising millions in unlimited contributions at upscale fund-raisers from Manhattan to Palm Springs, Calif. — all without officially declaring themselves candidates and becoming subject to federal caps on contributions. Only a few of some 20 would-be presidential candidates have even bothered to set up the exploratory committees that were once a time-tested way to declare interest in the White House — and that set off their own fund-raising restrictions. But two leading campaign finance groups charged on Tuesday that the spread of these unofficial campaigns in recent months was not...
  • EXCLUSIVE — TED CRUZ: MY FIRST ACT AS PRESIDENT WILL BE TO UNDO OBAMA’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL EO'S

    04/01/2015 8:49:26 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/1/2015 | Matt Boyle
    HOUSTON, Texas — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tells Breitbart News that if he’s elected President, one of his first actions will be to undo all of President Barack Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders. “Absolutely,” Cruz replied when asked if one of the first things he would do if elected would be to undo all of Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News in Houston. The next 20 months are going to be very dangerous because President Obama, unfortunately, seems to have decided to disregard the United States Congress and disregard the American people and instead is trying...
  • Indiana Pizzeria Owners Say They’d Deny LGBT People Service – And Yelp Commenters Weren’t Having It

    04/01/2015 7:52:00 AM PDT · by Lady4Liberty · 195 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 4/1/2015 | Mary Ann Georgantopoulos
    The owners of a small pizzeria in Indiana were seemingly the first business to say they would publicly deny service to LGBT couples in the wake of Indiana’s new and controversial Religious Freedom Law. Shortly after Memories Pizza owners agreed in a local newscast that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows them to deny service to LGBT people who wanted their pizza at a same-sex wedding, 1-star Yelp reviews rolled in denouncing the business.
  • Energy Department Gives $259 Million ‘Green’ Conditional Loan to Politically Connected Corporation

    04/01/2015 7:29:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | 3-31-15 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The Department of Energy’s disastrous loan program lost taxpayers at least $780 million as companies like Solyndra, Fisker Automotive, and Abound Solar crashed and burned. But as I write today, after a four-year hiatus, the Energy Department has announced a new fuel-efficient-vehicle loan — a $259 million conditional award to Alcoa. It’s a pretty sweet deal: The Energy Department touts on its website how this loan program “offers attractive financing for U.S. auto industry,” including no application fees, a closing fee of just 0.1 percent, and interest rates estimated at no more than 4 percent. Of course, one might wonder...
  • Will Scott Walker Announce for President Today?

    04/01/2015 7:27:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    P.J. Tattler ^ | April 1, 2015
    The Wisconsin governor has just promised a big announcement for 10 a.m. Central Daylight Time: Scott Walker ‏@ScottWalker 5m5 minutes ago Big announcement coming up at 10:00AM CT. Signup to hear the news first: http://hubs.ly/y0G20x0 – SKW #Forward If so, he would be the second declared candidate for the GOP nomination, along with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Two good, strong conservatives who know how to take the fight to the enemy and to their own party, when need be. More, please.
  • Has the fight over Indiana’s RFRA set the GOP up for failure? [It's a trap!]

    04/01/2015 7:08:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Over the course of this and last week, Indiana’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act has set the nation’s hair ablaze as commentators and pundits on the left compete with one another in order to adopt the most disingenuously indignant posture over this relatively commonplace law. I’ve written about why Indiana’s version of this law is not particularly different from the 19 other state-level RFRAs or the federal version. I have also remarked on the fact that a number of individuals, primarily religious minorities, have RFRAs to thank for the safeguarding of their religious sensibilities. I’ve written that these laws...
  • Ted Cruz: My First Act As President Will Be To Undo Obama’s Unconstitutional Executive Orders

    04/01/2015 6:57:21 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 1, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tells Breitbart News that if he’s elected President, one of his first actions will be to undo all of President Barack Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders.
  • Is Something Amiss in the Obama Household?

    04/01/2015 6:56:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 3-31-15 | Esther Goldberg
    Here is a photo taken yesterday of Barack Obama giving Vicky Kennedy, wife of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, a warm, heart-felt hug at the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute yesterday. But where is his wedding ring? On March 12 the first couple took separate planes to Burbank where each appeared in a show: he on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, she on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Michelle looked radiant cavorting with Ellen. Barack and Jimmy were clearly yucking it up and having a high old time. In these photos, Barack does not look detached and Michelle does not look...
  • Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery calls veteran 'enemy' during marijuana debate

    04/01/2015 6:44:29 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 54 replies
    ABC15 Arizona ^ | 3/31/2015 | Sara Goldenberg
    The Maricopa County attorney is coming under fire for calling a veteran an "enemy" during a debate-- and he's not backing down from his words. This all unfolded at a debate over legalizing marijuana last week hosted by the Tempe Republican Women. Bill Montgomery told a veteran he had no respect for him after the vet asked for a meeting to discuss how medical marijuana has improved his life. "With all due respect sir, your name calling, 'potheads' offends me,” said Don Ream during a Q & A portion of the debate. Ream is a Vietnam veteran. He's been a...
  • Kansas' Job-Creating Machine Shows That Tax Cuts Work

    04/01/2015 6:34:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    Tax Policy: Liberals threw every punch they had at Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback last fall, hoping to unseat the Republican for the sin of cutting tax rates to stimulate job growth and economic revival. Guess who's still standing. From the New York Times to the Kansas City Star, Brownback's agenda was denounced as a failure and a warning to others of what happens when you try to ride the Laffer Curve and cut taxes. Here's what you won't read today: The tax cut is working. Labor Department data show job growth in Kansas tied with Utah as the fastest in...
  • The Week Mike Pence’s 2016 Dreams Crumbled

    04/01/2015 6:30:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | April 1, 2015 | Adam Wren
    With the black marble of the Indiana House of Representatives behind him, Gov. Mike Pence in January trumpeted a laundry list of accomplishments achieved in the first half of his first term: Two balanced budgets. A falling unemployment rate. More than 100,00 new jobs created. It seemed the predicate for a potential 2016 run. Basking in the glow of the moment, Pence dropped his customary aw-shucks Hoosier persona and let himself boast: “Tonight, there are 49 other governors across this country who wish they could be me!” Maybe then. Not anymore.
  • Uniting the Right - The Power of a Unifying Idea

    04/01/2015 6:12:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 4, 2013 | David Horowitz
    Internal dissension not only blunts the Republican attack; it hands Democrats a convenient stick with which to beat them. No one on the right, whether conservative or Republican, thinks this is a healthy situation. Why, then, is it the case? What is it that unites Democrats that Republicans lack? Anyone who pays attention to politics can see that when Democrats attack, they speak from the same text, and when they vote, they march in lockstep. If one Democrat says the wealthy must pay their “fair share,” all Democrats do — regardless of the merits of the charge. If their leaders...
  • THE GLENN BECK RADIO PROGRAM, Live 9am-Noon weekdays ET, Apr 1, 2015, Wednesday

    04/01/2015 6:08:32 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 5 replies
    www.GlennBeck.com ^ | Apr 1, 2015, Wednesday | Glenn Beck
    Listen To Glenn Beck Now, on The Blaze Radio Network on www.iheart.com . Or, listen on http://www.glennbeck.com/publish/live_player/ Truth Lives Here Known for his quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality, Glenn Beck has attracted millions of viewers and listeners throughout the United States with The Glenn Beck Program. His radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is heard on over 400 stations and is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. It is the third highest-rated national radio talk show among adults ages 25 to 54. Looking for audio and video from the radio program? If you’re a TheBlaze TV Subscriber you...
  • The Mullahs’ Expanding Empire

    04/01/2015 5:10:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 1, 2015 | Majid Rafizadeh
    President Obama has spent a great extent of political capital on the nuclear talks, attempting to protect his superficial Middle East and nuclear “legacy” after leaving office. Nevertheless, he has also failed to act on several other crucial platforms, including the recent expansion of the Ayatollah’s military presence in the region and their heightened repressiveness domestically. First, when it comes to Iran’s performance on human rights issues, does President Obama not consider Iran’s legacy on human rights violations? Is he not indirectly legitimizing these human rights abuses by totally turning a blind eye on the ruling clerics’ actions? By concentrating...
  • Agents of the Enemy-Is John Kerry representing America or Iran?

    04/01/2015 5:08:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Agents of the EnemyPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On March 31, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments If any further evidence was needed to show that the nuclear talks with Iran were a tragic farce, choreographed and orchestrated by Iran, the startling revelations from a former top aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ought to do the trick.“The US negotiating team are mainly [in Lausanne] to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal,” he told an opposition television network in London.Amir Hossein Motaghi was Rouhani’s image-maker...
  • Rubio’s pollster: If the GOP doesn’t win more than 40% of the Latino vote, they’ll lose the election

    04/01/2015 4:28:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline: “GOP loses election.” “A Republican nominee is going to need to be somewhere in the mid-forties, or better, among Hispanic voters,” Ayres said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. The pollster noted that his candidate is “extraordinarily talented” and could be “transformational” in expanding the GOP’s appeal.That would represent a quantum leap from 2012, when Romney won just 27 percent of Latinos—a major reason for his electoral drubbing at the hands of President Barack Obama. Romney’s abysmal numbers were even a drop-off from John McCain, who took 31 percent of Latinos against Obama in 2008…Ayres predicts that...
  • Obama revealing Israel's nuke secrets, making concessions to nuclear Iran

    04/01/2015 3:43:25 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/30/2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Conservatives are calling the White House’s declassification of Israel’s nuclear secrets a “jihad against Jews” orchestrated by President Barack Obama, while letting Israel’s worst enemy, Iran, run hundreds of centrifuges for its nuclear program that threatens Israel’s existence. Without warning, a Department of Defense top-secret document that provides specifics on Israel’s assets was declassified by the Obama administration, reports Israel National News. The Beit El-based media hub indicates that the White House has now exposed “a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race” — one that the U.S. had kept secret...
  • Talk, Don't Shoot On Iran, Voters Say [Quinnipiac Obama Poll]

    04/01/2015 3:04:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    By a margin of 4-1 or higher, voters in three critical swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, prefer a negotiated settlement to reduce Iran's nuclear program rather than military intervention, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today..... Barack Obama remains deep in the hole, with negative job approval ratings: 41 - 55 percent in Florida; 42 - 54 percent in Ohio; 40 - 56 percent in Pennsylvania.
  • Scientists Say New Study Is A ‘Death Blow’ To Global Warming Hysteria

    04/01/2015 1:49:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 31, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    A new study out of Germany casts further doubt on the so-called global warming “consensus” by suggesting the atmosphere may be less sensitive to increases in carbon dioxide emissions than most scientists think. A study by scientists at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Meteorology found that man-made aerosols had a much smaller cooling effect on the atmosphere during the 20th Century than was previously thought. Why is this big news? It means increases in carbon dioxide emissions likely cause less warming than most climate models suggest. What do aerosols have to do with anything? Well, aerosols are created from human...
  • Here's why Hillary is cheering for Ted Cruz (New month, new meme)

    04/01/2015 1:42:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Salina Journal ^ | April 1, 2015 | Andres Oppenheimer, Latin America correspondent, The Miami Herald
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s announcement that he is running for the Republican presidential nomination is great news for Democrats: He will push the other Republican hopefuls to the right on immigration, further scaring away Hispanic voters and making it more difficult for Republicans to win next year’s elections. The Canadian-born son of a Cuban father and a U.S.-born mother, Cruz — a first-term Republican senator from Texas — is one of the most rabid critics of President Barack Obama’s executive action to regularize the legal status of up to 5 million undocumented immigrants, most of them Hispanic. Cruz has called...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - April 1st, 2015

    04/01/2015 1:33:24 AM PDT · by sneakers · 59 replies
    Jim Quinn returns to the airwaves this morning from 6:00am to 9:00 am! 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 will be on WYSL in Rochester, NY. Welcome back Quinn -you were greatly missed - and that's no April Fool's joke!
  • Clinton Email Controversy Takes a Toll in Poll

    04/01/2015 12:54:50 AM PDT · by upchuck · 23 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    A new Quinnipiac poll indicates Hillary Clinton might not be quite as inevitable as a possible presidential candidate as she once was: her margins are down when matched against possible 2016 Republican candidates in three critical swing states. Clinton has proven to be a polarizing figure, especially after revelations that she used a personal email address and server to conduct public business when she served as secretary of state. Her actions stirred further criticism when it was revealed last last week that she had wiped the server clean, making it supposedly impossible for the House Benghazi Committee or anyone else...
  • Make quick Donation to Ted Cruz for President before midnight CDT

    03/31/2015 9:48:56 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 23 replies
    Ted Cruz for President ^ | March 31, 2015 | Steelers6
    Go Ted
  • What Makes Indiana's Religious-Freedom Law Different?

    03/31/2015 9:02:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 30, 2015 | Garrett Epps
    No one, I think, would ever have denied that Maurice Bessinger was a man of faith. And he wasn’t particularly a “still, small voice” man either; he wanted everybody in earshot to know that slavery had been God’s will, that desegregation was Satan’s work, and the federal government was the Antichrist. God wanted only whites to eat at Bessinger’s six Piggie Park barbecue joints; so His servant Maurice took that fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1968 decided that his religious freedom argument was “patently frivolous.” Until the day he died, however, Bessinger insisted that...
  • UCONN COACHES PROHIBITED FROM ATTENDING FINAL FOUR

    03/31/2015 8:34:11 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 41 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 03-31-15 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act has disrupted the travel plans of UConn coach Kevin Ollie and his staff. They're boycotting the Final Four in Indianapolis and the annual National Association of Basketball Coaches convention that coincides with it in compliance with Monday's order from Gov. Dannel Malloy's prohibiting all state of Connecticut employees from traveling to Indiana.
  • Harry Reid is proud he lied about Mitt Romney's taxes

    03/31/2015 6:54:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    Harry Reid, D-Nev. has no regrets about his 2012 claims that then presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid no taxes for 10 years. The outgoing Senate Minority Leader even bragged to CNN that the comments, which had been described as McCarthyism, helped keep Romney from winning the election. "They can call it whatever they want. Romney didn't win did he?" Reid said ... when Reid directly accused Romney of being a tax dodge, he did so from the safety of the Senate floor. Outside the protection of legislative immunity, Romney was only possibly a tax dodge. Not only does Reid not...
  • Obama, like Pharaoh, could use a change of heart

    03/31/2015 6:17:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    NJ Jewish News ^ | March 30, 2015 | Laura Fein
    As a mother of five, I’m something of an expert on temper tantrums. (You should see me when they miss the bus!) So it is hard not to notice that the term has been used repeatedly to describe the President’s outsize reaction to the reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, including his repeated threats to overhaul the US-Israel bond. Throughout the Jewish and secular media, commentators including John McCain and the Wall Street Journal editorial board have referred to the President’s post-election threats as a “tantrum” from which he should calm down and regain controlled restraint. I wish I could...
  • Don’t dare take Ted Cruz lightly

    03/31/2015 6:17:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle SF Gate ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    Does the world of commentary really need another column bashing Ted Cruz for having the audacity to hope that he could be president? I’ll pass. As you may have noticed, the mainstream media are like birds on a wire. Reporters, pundits and producers — especially those in Washington and New York — tend to cover the same stories, interview the same folks and advance the same views. ---snip--- And when it comes to Cruz, the safe and conventional position for journalists, commentators and political experts is to argue that the firebrand is too extreme, too volatile and too unelectable to...
  • Ohio Judge: There Will Be No Mentioning Of The Constitution Here

    03/31/2015 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 98 replies
    http://truthvoice.com/ ^ | March 23 2015 | Staff
    Today in a pre-trial hearing, an Ohio judge casually agreed with a motion filed by a prosecutor asking to ban a defendant from bringing up the United States Constitution or the constitutionality of the law under which he is charged with a crime. Judge Catherine Barber (or Kathryn Barber), a retired judge filling in for the Xenia Municipal Judge Michael Murray stated “there will be no mentioning of the Constitution” and then laughed when the defendant claimed that uttering words on a public sidewalk constitutes free speech. (The audio of the hearing can be found here: http://bambuser.com/v/5372976). This was in...