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  • Obama wins trade victory in the Senate

    05/22/2015 6:53:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 106 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/22/2015 | Paul Kane
    President Obama won a big victory for his trade agenda Friday with the Senate’s approval of fast-track legislation that could make it easier for him to complete a wide-ranging trade deal that would include 11 Pacific Rim nations. A coalition of nearly 50 Senate Republicans and more than 10 Democrats voted for Trade Promotion Authority late Friday, sending the legislation to the House for a difficult fight as Obama faces more entrenched opposition from Democrats. The Senate coalition fought off several attempts by opponents to undermine the legislation, defeating amendments that were politically popular but potentially poisonous to Obama’s bid...
  • Where's the coverage of heroes who stop mass killings?

    05/22/2015 6:59:59 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Heroic citizens stopping someone from killing a large number of people don’t seem to be considered news worthy. Don’t people want to read about a brave soul risking his life by running towards the sound of gunfire while others run away? Yet, such stories never get national news coverage by the national mainstream media. While accidental gunshots get national coverage, few people have any idea how often concealed handgun permit holders stopping mass killings. The lack of news coverage allows left wing media outlets, such as Mother Jones which should know better, to falsely claim: "In not a single case...
  • 2016 Presidential Straw Poll (One America News Network)

    05/22/2015 6:43:45 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 18 replies
    2016 Presidential Straw Poll Republicans Ron Paul - 31% Ted Cruz - 20% Scott Walker - 10% Democrats Elizabeth Warren - 10% Hillary Clinton - 7% William McRaven - 6%
  • Obama Restates Suport of Israel in Synagogue Speech

    05/22/2015 5:47:33 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 32 replies
    Time ^ | May 22, 2015 | Maya Rhoden
    President Obama sought to reassure American Jews that he fully supports the state of Israel while reiterating the need for a two-state solution at a Northwest Washington synagogue on Friday. Obama spoke at the Adas Israel Synagogue on the inaugural “solidarity sabbath,” a holiday meant to consolidate support for Jews amid rising anti-Semitism that falls toward the end of Jewish Heritage Month. On Friday, lawmakers were slated to appear in congregations across the country to mark the day. ......................... “When we allow anti-Semitism to take root, our souls are destroyed,” Obama said. “It will spread.” The statements follow a wide-ranging...
  • PBS Buries Stephanopoulos Scandal; ‘NewsHour’ Anchor Woodruff Exposed as Clinton Donor

    05/22/2015 5:43:20 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2015 | John Nolte
    [PBS] now admits to burying the $75,000 Clinton Cash scandal involving ABC News senior anchor George Stephanopoulos. Friday, as though anything will ever change, PBS ombudsman Michael Getler stepped up and pretty much pled guilty on both counts: The following evening, May 15, Woodruff closed the NewsHour broadcast with a “short editor’s note before we go.” She said: “There have been questions this week about journalists’ contributions to the Clinton Foundation and my name has come up. I want to clarify what happened. In 2010, after the massive earthquake in Haiti, I made a gift of $250 to the Haiti...
  • ...way Hillary Clinton’s book is displayed...is the funniest thing you’ll see tonight [photo]

    05/22/2015 4:50:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/22/15
    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner noticed the rather curious way Hillary Clinton’s book “Hard Choices” is being displayed in the window of Kramerbooks in Washington, D.C.:
  • Rendell: 'Tough Cookie' Hillary Will Put Republicans 'In Short Pants'

    05/22/2015 4:40:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Al Sharpton's MSNBC show today, former DNC Chairman Ed Rendell dared congressional Republicans to recall Hillary Clinton to testify about Benghazi. Calling her a "tough cookie," Rendell vowed that "Hillary will put them in short pants." Paging Camille Paglia . . . Rendell surely thought he was paying Hillary a compliment. But is this really the Hillary persona that Dems want to project: that of a woman who makes little boys out of grown men? View the video here.
  • Hillary Clinton Kicked Off Memorial Day Weekend With Some Beers

    05/22/2015 4:37:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/22 | Clint Rainey
    Team Hillary made a brilliant stop at New Hampshire's Smuttynose Brewing Company, a national treasure for beer nerds. She was there for a round-table discussion with founder Peter Egelston — all about small businesses, of course. Is there a better way to start the holiday weekend?
  • Senate locked in evening NSA showdown

    05/22/2015 4:19:45 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/22/2015 | Juliam Hatem
    The Senate is headed for a pair of late Friday evening votes on competing bills to reauthorize portions of the Patriot Act, with little certainty about the path forward. Neither a National Security Agency (NSA) reform bill called the USA Freedom Act nor Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) two-month “clean” extension of the expiring Patriot Act provisions appears to have the necessary 60 votes to move forward. Failure of both measures would increase the odds of an even shorter-term reauthorization of the current law — or the chance that the legal measures expire entirely. “We’re just trying to figure out...
  • Kos: Hillary Attitude Toward Mainstream Media Should Be ‘F-Them, They Haven't Earned Respect’

    05/22/2015 3:34:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 21, 2015 | 9:35 PM EDT | Tom Johnson
    When it comes to taking questions from representatives of the legacy media, Hillary Clinton has been making herself rather scarce, and Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas thinks that’s just peachy. “The day when the political media was instrumental in getting a candidate's message out is over,” wrote Kos in a Thursday post. “Candidates now have myriad vehicles to communicate their message straight to the voters without having it wrung through the old media's filter…[T]his allows us to avoid the spin and biases of those reporters.” Those biases, in Kos’s mind, typically favor conservatives: “Who will ask the politicians...
  • If Hillary did not place any classified or sensitive information on her private email???

    05/22/2015 3:03:14 PM PDT · by Splorndle · 41 replies
    Then why is the Obama administration redacting the released emails? It seems to me that this alone is enough to have the court go back and ask for clean emails or determine the information IS classified. End of rant. It is just frustrating me that nobody is asking this question.
  • Hillary Forgets She's in New Hampshire: 'Here in Washington'

    05/22/2015 2:39:27 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 39 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton misstated her location at a campaign event today in New Hampshire. Instead of saying New Hampshire, the presidential candidate said, "Here in Washington." "Here in Washington, we know that unfortunately the deck is still being stacked for those at the top," said the presidential candidate. "And that just doesn't work for a long term strategy either politically or economically."
  • Fox News To Limit First Republican Presidential Debate To Top Contenders

    05/22/2015 2:36:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/22/2015 | Alex Griswold
    In a new press release, Fox News announced that the first Republican presidential debate will feature only candidates who average in the top 10 in the most recent polls, in a field where well over a dozen candidates are expected to run. (RELATED: Who Gets In The Primary Debates? A Serious Question For Republicans)Fox News will host the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio on August 6, in conjunction with the Ohio Republican Party and Facebook. One of the requirements for debate participants is that they “must place in the top 10 of an average of the five most...
  • Karl Rove’s Crossroads PAC Is No Longer G.O.P.’s ‘Big Dog’

    05/22/2015 1:31:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/22/2015 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    For three election cycles, American Crossroads, the brainchild of Karl Rove and other leading Republican strategists, has been among the most powerful forces in national politics, a shadow party that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising, data and opposition research to help elect candidates. But in the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Crossroads — among the first outside groups to fully exploit the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashing wealthy donors and corporations — has been buffeted by a rapidly changing political landscape that is testing its pre-eminence, and potentially its survival. The nonprofit arm...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin On The 2016 GOP Presidential Field

    05/22/2015 1:30:09 PM PDT · by Bratch · 15 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | May 21, 2015 | iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin shares some thoughts on the 2016 Republican presidential field.  She spoke with Extra TV at the SEAL-NWS event last weekend. Full Transcript of her remarks available after the video: • Gov. Sarah Palin On The 2016 GOP Presidential Field • 5/21/16 • Begin Transcript Extra TV: I know it’s a long way off, but I gotta ask you. There’s a lot of people already put their name in for the presidential race, is there anyone that sticks out to you right now? Gov. Palin: Well I’m very thankful that common sense conservatives who love our constitution and love our military,...
  • Got Obamacare? Your premiums are (probably) about to go way up

    05/22/2015 12:25:53 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    TIME ^ | May 22, 2015 | Chris Matthews
    Health insurers on many state exchanges are requesting the right to increase premiums by upwards of 50%. President Obama’s signature legislative achievement–the healthcare law popularly known as Obamacare–is facing a potentially existential fight in the Supreme Court in 2015. But it’s not just the courts that supporters of the program need to worry about. According to a report published Friday in the The Wall Street Journal, health insurers are requesting the right in many states to increase premiums by upwards of 50%. Health Care Service Corp.–the leading health insurer in New Mexico, has asked state regulators to allow it to...
  • Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake, 38.6 km S of Caliente, NV

    05/22/2015 11:57:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    USGS ^ | 22-may-2015 | USGS
    9km (24mi) SSW of Caliente, Nevada 78km (48mi) NW of Mesquite, Nevada 101km (63mi) WNW of Saint George, Utah 107km (66mi) W of Washington, Utah 455km (283mi) SSW of Salt Lake City, Utah
  • ISIS: Michelle Obama Is Worth $40

    05/22/2015 11:32:19 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5-22-2015 | Katie Zavadski
    The latest issue of an ISIS propaganda magazine puts a price on the First Lady in the slavery market it says will one day come to the United States. The newest issue of English-language ISIS propaganda mag Dabiq promises to bring slave markets to the West—and claims the first lady won’t fetch a large price. “I swear by Allah, O you who feign to be knowledgeable and shout with falsehood in every gathering, surely the slave markets will be established against the will of the politically ‘correct’!” decries Umm Sumayyah al Muhajirah, an allegedly female columnist for Dabiq who penned...
  • Joe Lieberman Says Next President Will Be 'Closer' to Israel

    05/22/2015 11:14:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Forward ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ben Sales
    ormer U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, in an interview with JTA, surmised that the next U.S. administration would be friendlier with Israel than the current one. The onetime vice presidential candidate also expressed concern over America’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, saying they are “going in a bad direction,” and urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to embrace the long-shelved Arab Peace Initiative. Lieberman predicted that if the 2016 presidential election were held today, a higher percentage of Jewish-Americans would vote Republican than in past races. But he noted that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the party’s front-runner for the Democratic...
  • Clinton: GOP threatening small-business jobs

    05/22/2015 11:13:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2015 1:36 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small business jobs by seeking to cut a little-known government agency that guarantees loans to help U.S. exporters, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday. Clinton said during a round-table discussion at Smuttynose Brewery that Congress should renew financing for the Export-Import Bank. She argued the GOP is risking up to 164,000 jobs supported by the bank. The Democratic front-runner said Republicans in the 2016 presidential campaign would rather threaten those jobs rather than “stand up to the tea party and talk radio.” …
  • Stonegate in Fla. Confirms Plan to Open Account for Cuban Government [Obama Dupes]

    05/22/2015 11:10:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Stonegate Bank in Pompano Beach, Fla., has confirmed that it will provide a bank account to the Cuban government...
  • Obama is nostalgic for “white” Israel

    05/22/2015 11:02:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Bernstein
    Oh, the irony. Here’s an excerpt from the president’s interview with Jeffrey Goldberg: Obama: And I care deeply about preserving that Jewish democracy, because when I think about how I came to know Israel, it was based on images of, you know— Goldberg: We talked about this once. Kibbutzim, and— Obama: Kibbutzim, and Moshe Dayan, and Golda Meir, and the sense that not only are we creating a safe Jewish homeland, but also we are remaking the world. We’re repairing it. We are going to do it the right way. We are going to make sure that the lessons we’ve...
  • REVEALED: Hillary Clinton Received Now Classified Benghazi Info at Private Email Server

    05/22/2015 10:56:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 49 replies
    IJReview ^ | 5-22-15
    There’s a new wrinkle to the emails Hillary Clinton turned over to the State Department. On Friday, the department released 300 of the 30,000 emails the former Secretary of State turned over from her private email server. The State Department teased the news by claiming that there would be no big news found in the email: But among them, apparently, were details on Benghazi that were considered so sensitive as to now be classified. The Associated Press laid out the details: The email in question, forwarded to Clinton by her deputy chief of staff Jake Sullivan, relates to reports of...
  • Hillary schools LinkedIn: Four Ways to Jump-Start Small Business

    05/22/2015 10:45:06 AM PDT · by lwd · 10 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | 5-21-2015 | Hillary Clinton's ghost writer
    When I was growing up, my father owned a small business. And when I say small, I mean small: It was my father and an occasional day laborer. My mother, brothers, and I would help do the silkscreen printing on the drapery fabrics he sold. We were an all-hands-on-deck operation, guided by my father’s belief that if you worked hard and did what you were supposed to do, opportunities would be there for you. Despite generations of progress on so many other fronts, it’s still too hard to get a business started today. Hard work is no longer enough to...
  • Saudi Arabia attack: Islamic State claims Shia mosque bombing

    05/22/2015 9:25:52 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-22-2015 | BBC
    The Islamic State (IS) group says it was behind a suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia that killed at least 10 people. The attack in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province is the first to be claimed by the Saudi branch of IS, which was formally established last November. The claim was posted on Twitter with an image of the bomber by an account that is a reliable source on the group. IS has previously threatened to attack Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia. Witnesses reported a huge blast at the Imam Ali mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh, in...
  • Hillary Clinton racks up rapper endorsements

    05/22/2015 9:18:35 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | May 21 2015 | Deena Zaru
    ) - A growing number of rappers are queuing up plans to make beautiful music with the front-runner Democratic presidential candidate: Hillary Clinton. An early high-profile endorsement came from Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame, who announced his own candidacy for the 2016 presidential race on 4/20 last month in a video posted by Rolling Stone, promising to legalize marijuana if he became president. Waka later endorsed Clinton in an interview with MTV News, proclaiming that "A woman could do it. I've seen my momma raise five boys -- that's super hard, so women can do the same s--- that men...
  • Can Republican Men Criticize Hillary?

    05/22/2015 9:11:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Carly Fiorina is articulate, thoughtful and accomplished. For those who keep track of such things, she was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business, and she ran a credible, if unsuccessful, campaign for a U.S. senate seat from California. In the early going of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, she is receiving enthusiastic responses from Republican audiences. Though I've long been skeptical of non-politicians running for president of the United States, I'm open to the possibility that she has what it takes -- but only if the premise is that she is offering something besides estrogen....
  • Prospect of Hillary Clinton-Marco Rubio Matchup Unnerves Democrats

    05/22/2015 9:01:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/22/2015 | By JEREMY W. PETERS
    They use words like “historic” and “charismatic,” phrases like “great potential” and “million-dollar smile.” They notice audience members moved to tears by an American-dream-come-true success story. When they look at the cold, hard political math, they get uneasy. An incipient sense of anxiety is tugging at some Democrats — a feeling tersely captured in four words from a blog post written recently by a seasoned party strategist in Florida: “Marco Rubio scares me.” What is so unnerving to them at this early phase of the 2016 presidential campaign still seems, at worst, a distant danger: the prospect of a head-to-head...
  • Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits

    05/22/2015 8:57:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/22/15 | Stephen Braun and Jack Gillam - AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently released Clinton-era documents show. ... White House documents in the Clinton Library reviewed by The Associated Press show Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton were kept apprised about a tax reduction package that would have benefited donors, including those to his presidential library, by reducing their tax burden....
  • Impromptus: Presidential divorce, &c.

    05/22/2015 8:30:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/22/2015 | Jay Nordlinger
    I was sad to read an obit of Happy Rockefeller. I met her once, when Bill and Pat Buckley invited her to dinner. She came with a British fellow, Sir John. She was very pleasant. And she seemed happy, ŕ la her name. Let me quote from the obit, published in the New York Times: Happy Rockefeller, the socialite whose 1963 marriage to Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York, soon after both had been divorced, raised a political storm in a more genteel time and may have cost him the Republican presidential nomination in 1964, died on Tuesday at...
  • Kerrie Orozco's Killing: Police Radio Captures Omaha Officer's Fatal Shooting

    05/22/2015 8:24:56 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 2 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 21st 2015, 10:36 pm | M. Alex Johnson
    Orozco, 29, a seven-year Omaha police veteran who was working as a detective with the department's fugitive task force, died Wednesday from a gunshot wound that struck her in the chest just above the her bulletproof vest, police said Thursday.
  • Dear GOP: Don’t Work with Obama — STOP HIM!

    05/22/2015 8:21:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/22/2015 | Michael Walsh
    GOP hacks like the loathsome Mitch McConnell and Weepy John Boehner seem to think the GOP needs to show it can “govern” — by which they mean push various pieces of crappy legislation through their respective chambers — before voters will trust them with the keys to the White House. Meanwhile, the public keep screaming: STOP OBAMA! The new Republican-led Congress is drawing harsh reviews from the public – including most Republicans. Just 23% of Americans say congressional Republicans are keeping the promises they made during last fall’s campaign, while 65% say they are not. Nearly four-in-ten (37%) say the...
  • Will Accomplishment Deficit be Hillary's Undoing?

    05/22/2015 8:18:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    There are plenty of reasons to believe 2016 will be a very ugly election year. Here's one more. Bloomberg Politics convened a focus group of Iowa Democrats. Nearly all loved Hillary. "She's a bad mama-jama," said one female participant. Bad mama-jama is good, by the way. The woman explained that Clinton is "not afraid to step up" or "afraid to say, 'No. I don't want to do it that way. I'm going to do it this way.'" Another participant insisted that Clinton is a "better woman than I am" -- a great standard for selecting a president, to be sure...
  • Ted Cruz: Too Many Republicans are Scared of Gay Marriage/Religious Liberty Debate

    05/22/2015 8:10:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/22/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Many Republican politicians are afraid to engage in the debates over religious freedom and gay marriage, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz told a gathering of pastors in Washington, D.C., adding that some of them are even running for president in 2016. Over 600 were in attendance at the Watchmen on the Wall conference hosted by the Family Research Council. Cruz, who represents Texas in the U.S. Senate, was discussing the recent debate over passage of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana. Most Democrats opposed the bill while also, as The Christian Post reported at the time, misrepresenting it....
  • "Mistake": Clinton Foundation Admits Failing to Disclose $26 Million in Payments

    05/22/2015 8:01:13 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    After weeks of officials trying to explain why the Clinton Foundation is refiling it's taxes after "mistakes were made," new information published by the Washington Post shows at least $26 million was not disclosed properly. Where is the money from? More speeches of course. The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups. The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources...
  • Cruz: Democrats' Devotion to ‘Gay Marriage … Trumps Any Allegiance to Religious Liberty’

    05/22/2015 7:46:39 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 21, 2015 | Penny Starr
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke at the Family Research Council's annual Watchmen on the Wall pastors' retreat on May 21, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Thursday that Democrats are putting the homosexual rights agenda ahead of religious liberty. “The modern Democratic Party has become so radical, so extreme that they have determined that their devotion to mandatory gay marriage in all 50 states trumps any allegiance to religious liberty under the First Amendment,” Cruz said at the Family Research Council’s annual pastor retreat in Washington, D.C. Cruz, who has already launched his campaign for...
  • Democrats' Vanishing Future

    05/22/2015 7:42:08 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 21,2015 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    Hillary Clinton is not the only Democratic comeback candidate on the 2016 ticket. Senate Democrats are betting on the past to rebuild their party for the future. One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama's tenure in office. The party has become much more ideologically homogenous, losing most of its moderate wing as a result of the last two disastrous midterm elections. By one new catch-all measure, a party-strength index introduced by RealClearPolitics analysts Sean Trende and David Byler, Democrats are in their worst position since 1928. That dynamic...
  • Obama: We're not losing against ISIS

    05/22/2015 7:38:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 May 2015 | Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN)Assessing his war on ISIS after the group overtook the key Iraqi city of Ramadi, President Barack Obama said in an interview this week his strategy against the terrorists isn't failing. "I don't think we're losing," Obama said in the Tuesday interview with The Atlantic magazine, which posted online Thursday. Calling the fall of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, a "tactical setback," Obama pinned the blame on poorly trained and organized Iraqi Defense Forces. "The training of Iraqi security forces, the fortifications, the command-and-control systems are not happening fast enough in Anbar, in the Sunni parts of the...
  • Obama on Fall of Ramadi: “Hey, We’re Winning in Shiite Areas”

    05/22/2015 7:21:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 21, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama on Fall of Ramadi: “Hey, We’re Winning in Shiite Areas”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 21, 2015 @ 1:32 pm In The Point | 12 Comments [1]And you know by “we”, he means Iran.There’s a pattern to Obama’s rhetoric after a disaster. His crisis management rhetoric after the fall of Ramadi follows the predictable blueprint. Step 1. Disavow Responsibility“There’s no doubt there was a tactical setback, although Ramadi had been vulnerable for a very long time, primarily because these are not Iraqi security forces that we have trained or reinforced.” Step 2. Mention All the Parts of Iraq Not Taken Over...
  • The Attack on Self-Defense

    05/22/2015 7:17:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 22, 2015 | Barry Loberfeld
    The Attack on Self-DefensePosted By Barry Loberfeld On May 22, 2015 @ 12:24 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments [1]Some years back, a public service TV ad depicted patients being told by a doctor that they had a tobacco-related illness: lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, etc. It asked, “If you’re not planning to quit smoking, then what are you planning?” So let me ask: If you’re not planning to use a firearm to defend your home against invasion, what are you planning to do?Modern liberalism has long mocked even the possibility of citizen self-defense: People imagine themselves getting the...
  • Chris Mathews On Hillary: FDR Was "Very Secretive And Manipulative"

    05/22/2015 7:10:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews wondered if since Franklin Roosevelt “was very secretive and manipulative” knowing that Hillary “is secretive” is “going to help us get any further here” on Thursday.
  • Scott Walker Redefines What Constitutes A ‘Flip-Flop’

    05/22/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Asked by Fox News’ Bret Baier about his “flip-flop” on immigration reform, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker responded by unilaterally redefining the term: “A flip would be someone who voted on something — and did something different,” he averred.This is really a remarkable example of political spin. According to Walker’s definition, you can change your mind as many times as you want — on as many hot-button issues as possible — so long as your past public support didn’t involve casting a vote. It’s a pretty convenient argument for a Midwestern county executive, turned governor, to make (although, even this deserves an asterisk).This new rule would...
  • ‘Cruzed’! Cruz crushes Hagel; Chuck Todd, other lapdogs slam Cruz

    05/22/2015 7:01:30 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    MaxInfoToGo.com ^ | May 22, 2015
    Ted Cruz is using Chuck Hagel to destroy Chuck Hagel. This is brilliant. #Hagel— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 31, 2013 Ted Cruz just pummeled Chuck Hagel…— NoSoup4u (@gstokes13) January 31, 2013 Indeed. Senator Cruz continued his streak of awesome during his questioning of Chuck Hagel at his Secretary of Defense hearing.Ted Cruz notes that Hagel hasn’t been transparent and cooperative with the committee.— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) January 31, 2013 Cruz hits Hagel for lack of disclosure on speeches — transcripts, who paid him, where the money come from.— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesNRO) January 31, 2013 Senator Ted Cruz is smacking...
  • How Scott Walker and His Allies Hijacked the Wisconsin Supreme Court

    05/22/2015 6:33:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | May 22, 2015 | Pema Levy
    For three years, Wisconsin prosecutors have been investigating whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker broke campaign finance laws as he battled a 2012 recall effort sparked by his push for a law that undercut the power of public sector unions. Prosecutors allege that Walker and his aides illegally coordinated with conservative groups that were raising money and running ads to support Walker and his Republican allies. At least one group at the center of the probe, the Wisconsin Club for Growth, has gone to court to stop the investigation. Its fate now rests with the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which will rule...
  • Here’s Ted Cruz deftly handling a snotty reporter

    05/22/2015 6:21:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 20,2015 | The Joe Walsh Show
    Ted Cruz Owns a Reporter in Beaumont, TX on Question About Gay Marriage
  • The Year That Changed Jeb Bush Forever (He Went Native)

    05/22/2015 6:13:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2015 | Michael Krause
    He was born in Midland, Texas, and he spent a good bit of his boyhood in Houston, and he went to high school in Andover, Massachusetts, and to college in Austin, Texas, and he has lived for the last three and a half decades in Miami. But at the top of the list of the most important places in the world in the life of Jeb Bush is the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, and its conservative, old-world Catholic capital of León. León is why he proposed marriage in Spanish, why his three children are Mexican-American, why his favorite foods...
  • Obama Fights Climate Change [Political Cartoon]

    05/22/2015 6:00:23 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 2 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM | Rick McKee
    [Cartoon--Note: $25.00 royalty for non-profits to use image.] "I just want you to know I'm throwing the full force of the U.S. Military behind stopping the HORROR of this rising seal level!"
  • Documents show Hillary Clinton pushed tax breaks for nonprofits while husband solicited ...

    05/22/2015 5:26:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2015
    Complete Headline: Documents show Hillary Clinton pushed tax breaks for nonprofits while husband solicited library donations As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently released Clinton-era documents show. [Snip] A spokesman for Bill Clinton's office said his administration was not trying to incentivize giving to the foundation, but instead was spurred by a 1997 presidential humanities committee that urged tax breaks...
  • Former UN Lead Author: Global Warming Caused By ‘Natural Variations’ In Climate

    05/22/2015 4:53:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 22, 2015 | by Michael Bastasch
    Global temperature change observed over the last hundred years or so is well within the natural variability of the last 8,000 years, according to a new paper by a former Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) lead author. Dr. Philip Lloyd, a South Africa-based physicist and climate researcher, examined ice core-based temperature data going back 8,000 years to gain perspective on the magnitude of global temperature changes over the 20th Century. What Lloyd found was that the standard deviation of the temperature over the last 8,000 years was about 0.98 degrees Celsius– higher than the 0.85 degrees climate scientists say...
  • Leave Illegals Alone, Says Obama Task Force

    05/22/2015 4:51:53 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 5/19/2015 | Staff
    If an executive order from the president couldn’t get the job done, then the Obama administration might have to resort to other means when it comes to making illegal aliens feel at home in America. Since there are no greater issues facing the country right now, the Obama-appointed Task Force on 21st Century Policing recommends severing ties between Homeland Security and local law enforcement authorities. “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security should terminate the use of state and local criminal justice system…to enforce civil immigration laws against civil and nonserious criminal offenders,” says the task force report. Rather than move...