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  • The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races.

    05/24/2015 8:05:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Moe Lane
    Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this – “One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama’s tenure in office” – has always been properly appreciated by me. I noticed this issue a while back. Sorry, but I felt the need to establish that. Moving on… …less attention has been paid to how the shrinking number of Democratic officeholders in the House and in statewide offices is affecting the party’s Senate races. It’s awfully unusual to see how...
  • American Crossroads facing challenges to its political power

    05/24/2015 6:54:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    staradvertiser.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Eric Lichtblau and Maggie Haberman
    WASHINGTON >> 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...
  • McConnell's Patriot Act Plot Veers Off Script

    05/23/2015 6:44:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Sarah Mimms
    All Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted was a quick extension of the Patriot Act and then a vacation. Early Saturday morning, his plans for a two-month extension quickly dwindled to a week-long extension, then a four-day extension, then a two-day extension, then a one-day extension. Each time, McConnell was rebuffed by a small coterie led by Sen. Rand Paul, his home state colleague, a close ally and friend, not to mention his choice for the 2016 presidential nomination. Call it the Bluegrass State brawl. The all-out legislative fight capped off the end of a strange session for McConnell, when...
  • Republicans lose faith in party leadership

    05/23/2015 6:40:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    gopusa.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Jeff Crouere
    A new Pew Research Center poll shows that America is unhappy with the GOP led Congress. In fact, Americans are disgusted as Republican congressional leaders only registered a 22% overall approval rating. What is especially significant is that the poll shows this anger is bi-partisan. Only 41% of Republicans approve of the performance of the GOP congressional leadership. This is much lower than the 60% approval rating GOP leaders received in 2011 and the 78% approval rating they received from Republicans in 1995, months after the party took control of Congress for the first time in 40 years. There is...
  • McConnell's floor strategy backfires

    05/23/2015 6:34:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/22/15 | Burgess Everett
    Mitch McConnell tried to use a time-tested tactic to break his fellow senators’ will and get what he wants: the threat of missing their vacation after a grueling, six-week work period. It didn’t work. The majority leader prioritized a fast-track trade bill over renewing three key PATRIOT Act provisions that expire on May 31. McConnell got the trade bill through on Friday evening, but his attempts to exhaust his colleagues and jam through a clean extension of surveillance laws blew apart just after 1 a.m. Saturday. A trio of libertarian-leaning senators objected to McConnell’s attempts to offer even a two-day...
  • American Conservative Union Slams McCain For Selectively Citing Ratings To Make Himself Look Better

    05/23/2015 6:29:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Michelle Moons
    Sen. John McCain’s campaign team is getting called out by the very organization whose rating it cited on Twitter. Team McCain advertised his 91 percent rating in 2014 from conservative group ACU as the Washington insider heads into a tough 2016 campaign season. What it doesn’t mention is his abysmal 2013 rating of 52 percent or his history of higher ratings going into re-election fights. The American Conservative Union (ACU), host of the hugely popular Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC), rates Congressional officeholders year over year. McCain’s lifetime ACU based on 32 years in office is 82.13 percent. Looking back...
  • 5 reasons the Iowa Straw Poll does not matter

    05/22/2015 6:07:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    PersonalLiberty.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Lightman
    WASHINGTON (TNS) — R.I.P., Iowa Straw Poll. Badly wounded in 2011, it was lethally wounded Thursday.Mike Huckabee announced he won’t compete this year. Neither will Jeb Bush. So far, no one except Donald Trump has committed to participating — if he runs.For years, the circuslike summer event served mainly as a test of how much money candidates for the Republican nomination would spend to buy tickets for attendees, on buses to get them there, and on barbecue and music to entertain them so they would support them in a non-binding “poll.”And the Democrats, who ban all straw polls as a...
  • Hillary Clinton's scandals piling up faster than flakes in a snowstorm

    05/22/2015 6:31:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | Michael Goodwin
    Wading through the daily deluge of Hillary Clinton news, I feel like I’m reading the police blotter. The litany of her shameful shenanigans resembles the litany of neighborhood crimes recorded by cops. There are simply too many to stomach. There is another similarity, too: In both cases, fear and revulsion are the proper responses from honest Americans. More than 17 months before Election Day, Clinton scandals are piling up faster than robberies during a police strike. There is a media feeding frenzy over her shady dealings and the sheer volume of unsavory revelations is approaching a critical mass. The pace...
  • Boehner is Going DOWN!! Speaker To Receive Strong Primary Challenge Again From JD Winteregg!

    05/22/2015 4:22:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    joeforamerica.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Scott Osborn
    For those who say JD can’t win and no one can beat John Boehner – I can only say this: Go to New York, head on over to K Street (Wall Street) and find former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, where he’s working some cushy, high-paid, influence peddling job now, since getting his arse handed to him by “he can’t win” Dave Brat. Walk up to Cantor and tell him JD Winteregg cannot beat John Boehner: Then, I want you to take out your iPhone and take a pic of Eric Cantor’s face right after you tell him Winteregg can’t...
  • Clinton Foundation reveals up to $26 million in additional payments

    05/21/2015 8:17:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/21/2015 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    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 present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign. The money was paid as fees for speeches by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. Foundation officials said the funds were tallied internally as “revenue” rather than donations, which is why...
  • Kentucky Tea Party triumph

    05/21/2015 3:58:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Frank Friday
    A year ago Sen. Mitch McConnell was basking in a convincing U.S. Senate primary victory, explaining he had "crushed the tea party" by beating political newcomer, Louisville entrepreneur, and army veteran Matt Bevin. But in a shocking 4-way gubernatorial primary, Bevin turned the tables in 2015 and is now the GOP nominee in a race against a very liberal and beatable Democrat Jack Conway; the guy Rand Paul rolled over in 2010. This wasn’t supposed to happen. Bevin hesitated to even enter the governor’s race, only filing on the last day. The big favorite going in was the young agriculture...
  • Eckhart to challenge Portman for U.S. Senate nomination (Ohio)

    05/21/2015 3:19:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    examiner.org ^ | 5/21/15
    Don Elijah Eckhart has announced he will try to wrestle the Republican Party’s nomination for U.S. Senator from incumbent Rob Portman in the March 2016 primary. “I am pro-life, and I continue to support the Ohio Constitution’s definition of marriage as one man and one woman,” Mr. Eckhart said. “I will protect religious freedom, especially the right of pastors and priests to preach values from the Bible.” He said he is committed to simplifying the federal income tax and reducing tax rates for the middle class. “By eliminating special tax breaks, the overall income tax rates could be reduced substantially,”...
  • As Matt Bevin focuses on fall election, questions about Mitch McConnell, GOP divide linger

    05/21/2015 3:11:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    kentucky.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Sam Youngman
    In his first public appearance since Tuesday night's election, presumptive Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin got a glimpse of the trouble he might have uniting his party in coming months. Bevin wrapped up his remarks Thursday afternoon to the Women Republicans of Central Kentucky by talking about how he has even heard from several Democrats who told him they will work for his campaign. Then he opened it up to questions. Patrick Moores of Lexington stood in Sal's Chophouse and complimented Bevin on his likely victory and then asked Bevin the question that many Republicans have asked about him for...
  • Hillary Supporters Literally Speechless on Her Accomplishments

    05/21/2015 2:37:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 20, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    A focus group of ten Iowa Democrats were assembled by Bloomberg Politics and while all of them confidently pledged their support for Hillary Clinton as president, not one of them could name a single accomplishment while she was Secretary of State...[Snip]...The takeaway from the focus group accentuates the problem with an uninformed public. These Democrats were more than willing to stand behind a candidate they know little or nothing about. Their awkward silence when trying to conjure up a single political accomplishment of their preferred candidate speaks volumes.
  • Orrin Hatch on Trade Bill: ‘I Don’t Know Fully What’s in TPP Myself’

    05/21/2015 1:43:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Alex Swoyer
    Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin (WV) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) (MA) went to the Senate floor to push for immediate consideration of a bill that would make the Obamatrade text public — right now Congress has to go to a secured room to review the text and can’t take notes out or discuss what is in it with the public. That motion failed when Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) objected, since it required unanimous consent. The two Democrats even praised President George W. Bush, who released his free trade text in 2001. Today, President Obama, who promised to have the most...
  • Matt Bevin Holds Slim 83 Vote Lead In Kentucky GOP Gubernatorial Primary

    05/20/2015 4:01:14 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/20/15 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    One year after Senator Sen. Mitch McConnell soundly thumped him in the 2014 Kentucky Republican U.S. Senate primary, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin has apparently mounted a spectacular comeback. With all precincts reporting, Bevin leads Agriculture Commissioner Jack Comer by a whopping 83 votes in the primary to be the party’s nominee for governor. While Comer has called for a “recanvass” of votes, most political pundits in the state are calling Bevin the likely victor. Bevin himself claimed victory late Tuesday night. “For those of you in the media who thought Republican politics in the state of Kentucky was boring, think...
  • The Kentucky Gubernatorial primary is another blow to Mitch McConnell

    05/20/2015 3:57:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/20/15 | Jazz Shaw
    In case you missed the primary battle in Kentucky last night, there was enough excitement in the GOP governor’s race to fill the pages of politicos’ notebooks for quite a while in an odd numbered year. You probably remember Matt Bevin, who was a big Tea Party favorite in his challenge to Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Senate primary but was rather thoroughly stomped on election day. Well, he’s still in the game and hoping to become Governor instead. He found himself in a wild ride late into the night, after first having been declared the winner by the local...
  • Tea Party Alive and Kicking After Kentucky Cliffhanger

    05/20/2015 3:54:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 5/20/15 | John Gizzi
    At a time when many pundits were concluding that the "tea party" movement had run out of steam, a favorite of the conservative, grass-roots movement demonstrated Tuesday in Kentucky that rumors of its demise may be greatly exaggerated. A year after he was soundly defeated in his nationally watched primary challenge to Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, Louisville businessman and "tea party" favorite Matt Bevin was the apparent winner of the Republican nomination for governor in Kentucky’s closest-ever statewide primary. In topping a four-candidate race by 83 votes out of more than 214,000 cast, Bevin overcame two well-known contenders who...
  • Guess Whose Priorities Mitch McConnell is Pushing?

    05/20/2015 3:28:21 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 5/19/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Despite the looming deadlines for several other “must-pass” bills, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (54%, F Liberty Score™) declared his intention to finish debate and pass the trade bill before senators go home for the Memorial Day recess. Employing a tactic commonly used by his predecessor, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), in a veiled threat to keep the chamber in for part of the upcoming recess, McConnell is using the jet fumes from the tarmac at Reagan National Airport to leverage members into dropping their amendments to the Trade Promotion Authority bill (“TPA”) and agreeing to pass it expeditiously. This is the...
  • The GOP Is the Strongest It's Been in Decades

    05/19/2015 11:24:40 PM PDT · by iowamark · 21 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 19, 2015 | Sean Trende & David Byler
    Last fall, RCP Election Analyst David Byler and I put together an index of party strength. While most journalists look at presidential performance as a measure of party strength (see the ubiquitous “Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the last six elections”), we take a broader view of party strength. Rather than look simply at presidential performance, we look at party dominance at the federal, congressional, and state levels. One need only look at fights over voter identification laws, redistricting, food stamp benefits, Obamacare expansion, and a multitude of other battles from the last few years alone...
  • Here’s How Hillary Clinton Responded to Fox Reporter’s Request for Her to Take Questions

    05/19/2015 9:54:42 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 19 May 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    »» Columnists Here’s How Hillary Clinton Responded to Fox Reporter’s Request for Her to Take Questions by Andrew Kirell | 12:31 pm, May 19th, 2015 video 20 Since announcing her presidential run a month ago, Hillary Clinton has rarely taken questions from the media. It’s gotten so bad that the New York Times has taken to asking hypothetical questions for when she does start answering; and the Washington Post has begun counting the minutes since her last media conversation. Her reluctance to answer questions has been underscored by ongoing controversies surrounding foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation and her use...
  • Watch: Michelle’s Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson

    05/19/2015 5:53:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 18, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Watch: Michelle’s Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson VIDEO B. Christopher Agee May 18, 2015 at 2:32pm In a recent installment of Zonation, host Alfonzo Rachel reacted to Michelle Obama’s recent commencement address at Tuskegee University. As Western Journalism reported, the first lady used the forum to spread a message of victimhood among black graduates. “I’m disappointed that the students at Tuskegee University didn’t get up and walk out on Michelle Obama’s speech,” Rachel said. “It’s like the graduates spent all that time at the college and didn’t learn anything worth a hard donut.”
  • The Answer to GOP's Overcrowded Debate Field

    05/18/2015 10:57:59 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/18/2015 | Bill Scher
    Three months before the first official Republican presidential debate—and with as many as 19 potential GOP candidates—party leaders are struggling to figure out how many can plausibly fit on one stage. Last week Politico reported a “behind-the-scenes” consensus at the Republican National Committee spring meeting that the first few debates should be capped at 12 candidates. But the confab concluded without any final decisions as to how the culling should occur. Quantitative measures proposed so far include the candidates’ standing in state and national polls, the number of campaign events and campaign staff members, elective office experience, and fundraising. And...
  • The GOP Can Rage Against the Dying of the Light

    05/18/2015 8:39:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/18/15 | Sierra Rayne
    Beware advice telling conservative parties to target the youth vote by adopting policies that may alienate their core older constituencies. Elections can be lost this way At Politico, Daniel McGraw has an interesting article on how “The GOP Is Dying Off. Literally”: It turns out that one of the Grand Old Party’s biggest—and least discussed—challenges going into 2016 is lying in plain sight, written right into the party’s own nickname. The Republican Party voter is old—and getting older, and as the adage goes, there are two certainties in life: Death and taxes. Right now, both are enemies of the GOP...
  • 14 Reasons Donald Trump Is Really Running — and Doing Well

    05/18/2015 5:11:54 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 71 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 15 May 2015 | Jim Meyers
    Here are the reasons, according to the article. (please see link for full descriptions) 1. Trump is polling extremely well 2. An official announcement could boost him even more 3. He consistently beats top-tier candidates in nationwide polls 4. Trump is leaving "the Apprentice" for its next TV run 5. Trump is preparing a national organization 6. Trump has already begun actively campaigning 7. Trump is an outsider 8. He has drawn an enormous response from the grassroots 9. Trump is clearly differentiating himself from other candidates 10. Trump has experience to rebuild America 11. He plans to be part...
  • Stephanopoulos Has Got to Go

    05/18/2015 6:13:00 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/17/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    What to think about George Stephanopoulos? Some years ago, I worked with a young man who would later become momentarily infamous, during the season of Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair, when he was found to have fabricated aspects of stories for a very high-profile national news outlet. I found all those episodes maddening: As a writer for small community newspapers, I was used to being blown off by sources, accustomed to politicians and other worthies refusing to return my calls. But if you’re a writer for the Washington Post or The New Yorker, people pick up the phone when you...
  • Stephanopoulos ‘crisis’ at ABC

    05/18/2015 6:55:30 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 65 replies
    Page Six NY Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Network honchos at ABC are scrambling to keep their George Stephanopoulos scandal from becoming a Brian Williams disaster. Insiders at ABC News said higher-ups were blindsided by Stephanopoulos’ hefty undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation, saying the contributions may have made damaged goods of their biggest star. “This is a bigger crisis than ABC will admit,” a source told The Post. “George is the centerpiece of their 2016 coverage. By donating to the Clintons, he has blown his credibility in one catastrophic move. “How can he moderate a debate or question a Republican candidate without questions over his impartiality?” Stephanopoulos...
  • Dear Gop Establishment: You Went With The Wrong Retread

    05/18/2015 4:11:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    crooksandliars.com ^ | 5/17/15 | Steve M.
    There was a moment when it looked as if both Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney would be running for president. Then, apparently, meetings were convened in the modern-day equivalent of smoke-filled rooms, and Romney decided to bow out, allowing Bush to be the graybeard choice of the party Establishment. More and more, it seems as if the party made a mistake. Mitt and Jeb are both sad emblems of an embarrassing past, but Jeb appears to be a worse campaigner than Mitt, and Jeb refuses to budge from positions that are anathema to the party base. What's more, the party's...
  • McConnell, Stephanopoulos Reach Across The Aisle To Help Push Hillary Clinton’s Obamatrade

    05/17/2015 1:02:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/17/15 | Matthew Boyle
    An embattled Republican, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), joined an embattled Democrat, ABC This Week host George Stephanopoulos, in a rare showing of bipartisan support for the Hillary Clinton-backed Obamatrade deal on Sunday morning. With Stephanopoulos on the ropes over his $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation — a fact he didn’t bother to disclose before interviewing Breitbart News senior editor Peter Schweizer about his book Clinton Cash — there are serious questions being raised about McConnell’s decision to attempt to help the former Bill Clinton staffer. “McConnell is now taking his ‘non-partisan’ governing agenda to the media,”...
  • Marco Rubio: I Still Believe In Comprehensive Immigration Reform, But "The Votes Aren't There"

    05/17/2015 9:38:42 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 17, 2015
    Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio told FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace he still believe in comprehensive immigration reform, but the votes just aren't there. Rubio this is due to the 2014 border crisis and "unilateral actions the president took in his executive orders." Rubio acknowledged former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) "partially lost" the Republican primary in 2014 because of his support for comprehensive immigration reform. "The problem is the votes aren't there in the House," Rubio said Sunday. "And as you know, for example, the Majority Leader of the House partially lost his election on the perception...
  • Republican Senators' Conservative Ratings (revised)

    05/16/2015 4:31:31 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    The American Conservative Union (ACU) FINALLY published its ratings for last year, so I have been able update my averages. The ACU is the Establishment's favorite rating agency, because it lets congressmen and senators hide behind "lifetime ratings" where they can use their votes from twenty years ago give them cover for last year. And it seems they carefully rate things to protect RINO's. John McCain has a rating of 91%, which is a joke(and those like McCain are careful to vote well on issues the ACU scores, like taxes, to keep their ratings artificially high.) But when you average...
  • Marlin Stutzman for U.S. Senate (Senate Conservatives Fund endorsement for Indiana)

    05/16/2015 2:22:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    Alexandria, VA -- Today, the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) announced its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) for the U.S. Senate in Indiana where U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) is retiring. SCF President Ken Cuccinelli made the following statement: "We're proud to support Congressman Marlin Stutzman for the U.S. Senate in Indiana. He's a proven conservative who believes in limited government, a strong national defense, and traditional values. During his time in Congress, Stutzman has worked to repeal Obamacare, balance the budget, and stop the president’s executive amnesty. He showed great wisdom and courage in opposing the food stamp...
  • It turns out Ted Cruz does not get his insurance through Obamacare

    05/16/2015 12:14:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2015 | By Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) wants to kill Obamacare, but he admitted that he might have to sign up for it after his wife took a leave from her job and its benefits. As it turns out, Cruz never signed up for Obamacare. He purchased his family's health insurance off the open market. Cruz and his wife, Heidi, purchased a private health insurance plan from Texas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, campaign spokesman Rick Tyler said Saturday. "They didn't buy it off the exchange," Tyler said. There was no gap between coverage, and the Cruz family never enrolled in a plan...
  • OVERNIGHT HEALTHCARE: GOP chairman won't back extending ObamaCare subsidies

    05/16/2015 12:04:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Peter Sullivan
    House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) said Thursday that he does not support an idea backed by Senate Republican leadership to temporarily extend ObamaCare subsidies if the Supreme Court cripples the law. "I don't think that I would be able to be supportive of continuing the subsidies beyond what the Court would allow," Price told The Hill. A plan from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) to continue the subsidies until 2017 has been co-sponsored by Senate Republican leaders. Price is one of the most prominent Republicans to come out against the idea. The idea behind the temporary continuation is that...
  • NEWSMAX DONATES MORE THAN $1,000,000 TO CLINTONS!

    05/16/2015 4:43:56 AM PDT · by theoldmarine · 53 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 5/15/2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN, TARINI PARTI, HADAS GOLD and DYLAN BYERS
    NBC Universal, News Corporation, Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters are among more than a dozen media organizations that have made charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, the foundation's records show....The following list includes news media organizations that have donated to the foundation, as well as other media networks, companies, foundations or individuals that have donated. It is organized by the size of the contribution:....$1,000,000-$5,000,000 Carlos Slim Chairman & CEO of Telmex, largest New York Times shareholder James Murdoch Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Fox Newsmax Media Florida-based conservative media network
  • Andrea Zopp Decides To Run For Kirk's Senate Seat

    05/15/2015 4:48:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | May 15, 2015 | Mary Ann Ahern
    Updated at 12:19 PM CDT on Friday, May 15, 2015 Andrea Zopp has made up her mind about a run for U.S. Senate. "Yes. I'm running," the Chicago Urban League president and CEO confirmed to Ward Room on Friday. Zopp said she will challenge Sen. Mark Kirk in next year's election and plans to make a formal announcement in the next couple weeks. During an interview last month with NBC 5, Zopp said she can "really bring something to the race." From Harvard Law School, she became the first deputy at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, a corporate lawyer...
  • Murkowski Facing a Primary Puzzle

    05/15/2015 3:00:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 5/15/15 | Simone Pathe
    Joe Miller isn’t the only conservative Alaskan with eyes on Sen. Lisa Murkowski — state Sen. Mike Dunleavy is also considering coming after the Republican senator from the right. GOP operatives in the state and Democratic former Sen. Mark Begich, ousted last fall, told CQ Roll Call about Dunleavy’s interest. He represents the conservative Mat-Su Valley and isn’t ruling anything out. “I can confirm the rumors,” he told CQ Roll Call. “But I can neither confirm nor deny my commitment.” In the same conversation, Dunleavy said he’d likely be making a decision soon — possibly within a week. Or Murkowski,...
  • Senate leader backed into a corner in Patriot Act battle (poor Mitch!)

    05/15/2015 1:19:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/15/15 | Julie Hattem
    Mitch McConnell is in a bind. The Senate majority leader opposes changes to the National Security Agency, but his proposal to reauthorize surveillance powers under the Patriot Act “cleanly” is unlikely to pass the upper chamber. After the House increased the pressure Wednesday with an overwhelming vote in favor of an NSA reform bill, McConnell (R-Ky.) began to look for an escape hatch, filing legislation Thursday evening that would push the June 1 deadline back by two months. But it's unclear whether a short-term extension could pass the Senate, let alone the House, where reform supporters are vowing to oppose...
  • Trump on Jeb Bush: ‘I don’t think he wants to run’

    05/14/2015 9:36:44 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15 2015 | Chris Cassidy
    BARRINGTON, N.H. — Donald Trump ripped Jeb Bush on Common Core, immigration, his ever-changing Iraq War comments — and even whether the former Florida governor’s heart is really in the race. “His statements are a disaster,” Trump said. “That answer that he gave that he would do the Iraq War all over again, I think it’s a disaster. Now, he retracted it a day later, but that’s only because his people said retract it.” Trump also slammed Bush for supporting the federal Common Core education standards and labeled him “weak” on immigration. But he also questioned whether Bush even wants...
  • McConnell the Anti-Patriot

    05/15/2015 4:13:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 5/14/15 | Jen Kuznicki
    Last week, as a result of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU, a circuit court ruled that bulk data collection on the part of the NSA is illegal. With only a few days left before key provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire, and at a time when heightened awareness and skepticism of bulk data collection continue to concern Americans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has positioned himself, and since he is the leader of the Senate, his party as well, against the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. The problem that McConnell creates is that power-hungry Democrats...
  • Republicans Revolt Over Stephanopoulos’s Conflict of Interest At ABC

    05/14/2015 2:50:49 PM PDT · by VinL · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/14/2015 | Debre Heine
    Amidst revelations that ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos was an undisclosed contributor to the Clinton Foundation slush fund at the same time he was defending it on the air, some GOPers are finally putting their foot down. Conn Carroll, formally the White House correspondent for Townhall and currently communications director for Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) had this to say on Twitter: "I'm not letting my boss go on ABC until GStephanopoulos recuses himself from all 2016 coverage." And Rand Paul is the First Republican presidential candidate to say George Stephanopoulos shouldn’t moderate the 2016 debates. “It’s impossible to divorce yourself from...
  • CBS News' Political Director: Obama Must 'Destroy' the Republican Party (new Face the Nation host)

    05/15/2015 2:56:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/19/13 | John Nolte
    Reading the Left’s fevered desires over at Slate isn’t anything new. Not even articles breathlessly titled and subtitled: Go for the Throat! Why if he wants to transform American politics, Obama must declare war on the Republican Party. Not even articles that read: The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat. … Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing legislation or not, given his ambitions, his...
  • New ‘Face the Nation’ Host Urged Obama to ‘Pulverize…Destroy…Delegitimize GOP’

    05/15/2015 2:58:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/13/15 | John Nolte
    It was announced over the weekend that on June 7 John Dickerson will replace Bob Schieffer as the host of CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” CBS News president David Rhodes — whose brother Ben is a top Obama official most famous for editing the truth out of the infamous Benghazi talking points — said of Dickerson, “John is first and foremost a reporter — and that’s what he’ll be as anchor of ‘Face the Nation.’ “His work in the studio will always be informed by what he’s learned in Iowa, in New Hampshire, on Capitol Hill — anywhere there’s news.”...
  • Go for the Throat! (new Face the Nation host)

    05/15/2015 3:01:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    slate.com ^ | January, 2013 | John Dickerson
    On Monday, President Obama will preside over the grand reopening of his administration. It would be altogether fitting if he stepped to the microphone, looked down the mall, and let out a sigh: so many people expecting so much from a government that appears capable of so little. A second inaugural suggests new beginnings, but this one is being bookended by dead-end debates. Gridlock over the fiscal cliff preceded it and gridlock over the debt limit, sequester, and budget will follow. After the election, the same people are in power in all the branches of government and they don't get...
  • CBS Political Director Dickerson Doubles Down On Obama Destroying GOP (new Face the Nation host)

    05/15/2015 3:07:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 1/22/13 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Saturday, CBS News political director John Dickerson advised the current White House resident to destroy the Republican Party. On Tuesday, Dickerson doubled down in a Slate piece titled "They Hate Me, They Really Hate Me: Conservatives despise my analysis of Obama’s second-term options. But it was analysis—not advice." "I was using a very specific definition of transformational presidencies based on my reading of a theory of political science and the president's own words about transformational presidencies from the 2008 campaign," Dickerson wrote. "It was also based on these givens: The president is ambitious, has picked politically controversial...
  • Pro-Immigration Provision Stripped From Defense Bill (moderates and democrats hardest hit!)

    05/14/2015 4:53:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 5/14/15 | Emma Dumain
    A bipartisan coalition came close Thursday to protecting immigration-related language in the fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act — but not close enough. A 221-202 vote on an amendment, offered by Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., stripped a provision in the underlying bill encouraging the Pentagon to study options for enlisting undocumented immigrants into the military in exchange for a pathway to legal status. All 182 Democrats voted “no,” joined by 20 Republicans. Passage of the Brooks amendment will prompt a sigh of relief from GOP leaders, who feared its failure would put the entire NDAA bill in jeopardy — at...
  • Stephanopoulos Recuses Himself From GOP Debate

    05/14/2015 3:59:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/14/15 | John Nolte
    In frantic damage control mode, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos ran to the safe zone of the left-wing Politico to announce the he will recuse himself from ABC’s February GOP debate in New Hampshire. He also admitted that the total amount he contributed to the Clinton Foundation was a whopping $75,000, not the $50,000, as originally reported. The chief anchor and political correspondent at ABC News now admits he should never have donated money to the Clinton Foundation, and that he should have disclosed his donations to ABC News viewers. As of now, probably as they gauge the fallout, ABC News stands...
  • British Election: Repercussions for America

    05/14/2015 11:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | John Browne
    The British General Election, on May 7th, was an epic in two respects. First, in spite of polls forecasting a hung parliament, David Cameron's Conservative Party was given unexpectedly large support, winning 331 seats, or 51 % for an overall majority of four, and showing once again the failure of left wing parties to make traction in Europe. Second, Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish Nationalists Party (SNP) swept the Labour Party aside in Scotland to achieve an unexpected landslide and rekindle Scottish pressure for independence and, with it, a threat to the continued cohesion of the United Kingdom. Likely there will be...
  • Marco Rubio Schools Jeb Bush on Foreign Policy

    05/14/2015 2:42:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5/13/15 | Tim Mak
    Marco Rubio proved he can hang with the big hawks in his first foreign policy speech since he declared his run for president. The student has now become the teacher. Sen. Marco Rubio, once viewed as a protege of presidential competitor Jeb Bush, schooled the former Florida governor Wednesday evening in the first national security address of his national campaign. As compared to Jeb Bush, who fumbled and stumbled through his first major national security address, Marco Rubio delivered a master class on foreign policy that spoke to the soul of the right’s hawkish neoconservatives. In New York City, before...
  • Leading Conservative Group Turns Tables on Establishment; Calls This GOP Candidate ‘Unelectable’

    05/13/2015 6:23:34 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    politistick.com ^ | 5/13/15 | Matthew K. Burke
    Conservatives in America are sick and tired of letting the elitist political establishment in both parties, as well as the leftstream media, select Republican presidential nominees (RINOs who lost like: Ford, Dole, McCain, Romney), leaving the country with the false choice of two liberal candidates. One organization and one man are doing something to turn around this treacherous strategy that results in loss after loss, and has given us the worst president in history, Barack Obama. Election after presidential election, we are informed by the Karl Rove-types on who the “most electable” candidate is, and conservative icon Brent Bozell and...