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  • Ted Cruz Slams ‘Passionately Pro-Abortion Media' for ‘Hiding’ Videos

    07/29/2015 1:52:42 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 7/28/15 | Katie Yoder
    Sen. Ted Cruz is calling out the “passionately pro-abortion" media for “hiding” videos exposing Planned Parenthood. On Tuesday, July 28th, Students for Life of America hosted more than 60 #WomenBetrayed rallies across the country to protest Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies. Despite the high temperatures, hundreds showed up for the Washington, D.C. rally, which featured several presidential candidates as speakers, including Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). During the event, MRC Culture asked Sen. Cruz if the the media and journalists have done enough to cover the videos. “No, of course they’re not,” Cruz began. “The mainstream media...
  • Boehner Discouraged From Bringing Meadows’ Resolution Up, ‘Might be Embarrassed’

    07/29/2015 1:38:02 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies ^ | 7/29/15 | Alex Swoyer
    Members on the floor of the United States House of Representatives are discussing the future of Speaker Rep. John Boehner, and the talks must be troubling to House Leadership. Breitbart News has learned that House Speaker John Boehner has “been discouraged” from holding an immediate vote on Rep. Mark Meadows'resolution to remove Boehner as Speaker of the House. As explained to Breitbart News, House Leadership was considering “tabling” Meadow’s resolution Wednesday afternoon prior to Congress leaving for August recess, but has “been discouraged” from doing so. If Meadows’ resolution were brought to the floor, House Members that want to remove...
  • What Do We Really Know About Trump's Plan for America?

    07/29/2015 12:33:35 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 28 replies ^ | 7/672015 | Doug Johnson
    The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today’s news with good ol’ fashioned horse sense. Here’s the Nonsense: Donald Trump is too outspoken, flamboyant, irreverent, and has hair ​that ​I hate ​for me ​to consider​ him a serious candidate for president. We need to force him out of the race immediately. Here’s the Horse Sense: Trump may be all of those things, but speaking your mind has historically been something Americans take pride in. We need to know more about his plans for America before we make a decision about him. And as for his hair, if you judge...
  • Boehner allies: Coup plot boosts Dems

    07/29/2015 12:21:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 7/29/15 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    John Boehner’s allies returned fire at Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Wednesday, saying the conservative lawmaker’s half-hatched plot to depose the Speaker has boosted Democrats like Hillary Clinton. “It’s terrible. It makes no sense. It helps the Democrats. It divides the party,” Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) told The Hill. “We should be spending all of August talking about the Iranian nuclear agreement, not this fool’s errand of vacating the Speaker’s chair. ADVERTISEMENT “It makes us look like a banana republic,” he continued. “All this does it create chaos, and a real conservative should not want chaos, certainly not needless chaos.”...
  • John Kerry warns Congress: back Iran nuclear deal or face dire consequences

    07/29/2015 9:46:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies ^ | 7/28/15 | Dan Roberts
    The United States risks a collapse in its future negotiating credibility if it walks away from the Iranian nuclear deal, according to US secretary of state John Kerry, who argues Congress now has little choice but to back the plan. In his starkest warning yet to critics on Capitol Hill, Kerry also predicted the international coalition behind economic sanctions would quickly collapse and leave Iran even closer to developing an atomic bomb if the US sought to renegotiate terms. One hundred senators and 535 members of the House of Representatives will vote in September on whether to oppose the deal...
  • Fox lowers threshold for early debate (so loser Lindsey, etc. can participate)

    07/29/2015 3:35:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 7/28/15 | Mike Allen
    Fox News is opening its 5 p.m. debate to all the announced Republican candidates who fail to make the cut for the Aug. 6 prime-time event, removing a requirement that participants reach at least 1 percent in polling. The change amounts to an insurance policy for candidates who were in danger of being disqualified from the vital first debate based on low polls – Carly Fiorina, former New York Gov. George Pataki and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). The announcement by Michael Clemente, Fox News Executive Vice President, News, means that all 16 announced candidates will qualify for Cleveland — either...
  • Obama Chides GOP Candidates for 'Sad' Remarks

    07/29/2015 3:32:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    The President who has spent 7 years dividing Americans and disparaging everyone who disagrees with his policies, is now declaring himself the arbiter of who should be permitted to replace him. (@2:10) “Certainly, presidential debates deserve better. In 18 months, I’m turning over the keys — I want to make sure I’m turning over the keys to somebody who is serious about the serious problems the country faces and the world faces.”
  • Obama: If I ran again, 'I could win'

    07/28/2015 7:25:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/28/2015 | JULIE PACE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Could US President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but he would really rather not. Obama used his own history of electoral success to rib African leaders who overstay their welcomes by refusing to leave office after their terms expire. In his speech Tuesday at the African Union headquarters, he conceded unfamiliarity with that concept because as a second-term US president, he is constitutionally barred from running again. "I actually think I'm a pretty good president," Obama said. "I think if I ran, I could win. But I can't!" That's just fine with...
  • The Harrow Club Republicans (Jeffrey Lord never disappoints!)

    07/27/2015 6:28:59 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 7/26/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    “Is this the gentleman who ruined the buffet at the Harrow Club?” The line is from Eddie Murphy’s 1984 hit movie Beverly Hills Cop, in which Murphy plays the street-smart Detroit Detective Axel Foley. When his best friend is killed, Axel realizes there is a connection to a Beverly Hills art dealer and heads west to investigate the case. Once there, he clashes with the straight-laced, by-the-book Beverly Hills cops as he investigates the rich and on-the-surface art dealer who he suspects is really a smuggler of everything from drugs to bearer bonds. In one scene Foley brazenly talks his...
  • Yesterday’s Circus in the Senate is Exactly Why Trump is Surging

    07/27/2015 6:25:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 7/27/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    When Donald Trump uttered the words “I like people who weren’t captured” in response to a question about Sen. John McCain’s service in Vietnam, there was a universal sentiment among both admirers and detractors that he would sink like a rock in the polls. His meteoric rise was destined for a swift collapse. Except – that collapse never occurred. Why not? Trump Maintains his Lead in the Polls According to a new CNN-ORC International poll, which was conducted a week after Trump’s major gaffe, Trump is leading the field nationally with 18% of the vote, followed by Jeb Bush and...
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...
  • The Coming (And Hilarious) Democrat Implosion

    07/27/2015 1:51:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | July 27, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Republicans fear a repeat of 1992, with a squishy Bush at the head of the ticket watching helplessly as some populist businessman/novelty act hands the election to a Clinton. But Democrats should fear the far more likely repeat of 1968. Ah, the 1968 convention … just thinking of it brings a smile to the face of every normal American. Let’s start with hordes of Chicago cops kicking the psychedelia out of dirty hippies. Footage of all-American flatfoots clocking VC-flag waving pinkos with nightsticks is more erotic than a hundred “Fifty Shades” books. Just thinking about it makes me want to...
  • Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up?

    07/26/2015 5:47:19 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | July 26, 2015 | Timothy Noah
    Which side is Donald Trump on? Trump once endorsed a massive surtax on the rich. But he now wants the top income tax rate cut in half. He opposed the war in Iraq, but says he now has a “foolproof” plan to defeat ISIL. He’s praised single-payer health care, yet loathes Obamacare. But a decade ago he proposed “health marts” that sound suspiciously like today’s Obamacare exchanges. Read more:
  • Ted Cruz: "Sen. Cruz: McConnell-Reid Leadership Team Operates for One Party: The Washington Party

    07/26/2015 7:57:42 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 110 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz Press Rekease ^ | July 26, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    AMERICAN PEOPLE ELECTED A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY BELIEVING IT WOULD SOMEHOW BE DIFFERENT FROM A DEMOCRATIC ONE WASHINGTON, D.C. – After speaking on the Senate floor today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement: “We’ve just seen something extraordinary on the Senate floor. The American people elected a Republican majority believing that a Republican majority would be somehow different from a Democratic majority in the United States Senate. Unfortunately, the way the current Senate operates, there is one party, the Washington party. “Senate leadership consists of the McConnell-Reid leadership team. They operate as a team. They support the same...
  • Trump's most notable insults

    07/26/2015 6:18:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2015 | Hanna Krueger, Kate Hardiman, Caroline Kelly
    2016 GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been hurling insult after insult on the campaign trail. Trump has let loose on both Democrats and Republicans, rival candidates, lawmakers, journalists and even pop culture icons...Here are Trump's most notable insults so far in the 2016 campaign:
  • NBC/Marist Polls Show Donald Trump Running Strong in Iowa, NH

    07/26/2015 7:43:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    NBC ^ | 26 Jul 2015 | Mark Murray
    Donald Trump is running strong in the early nominating states of Iowa and New Hampshire, according to two new NBC News-Marist polls. Trump leads the Republican presidential field in New Hampshire, getting support from 21 percent of potential GOP primary voters. He's followed by Jeb Bush at 14 percent, Scott Walker at 12 percent and John Kasich at 7 percent. Chris Christie and Ben Carson are tied at 6 percent in the Granite State, and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are at 5 percent each. In Iowa, Walker and Trump are in the Top 2 - with Walker at 19...
  • Hillary Clinton Operatives Bracing For “Clinton Collapse”

    07/26/2015 5:37:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 107 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | July 24, 2015
    Earlier, D.C. Whispers reported on federal investigators’ request to initiate a full on CRIMINAL investigation into the Hillary Clinton email scandal due, at least in part, to Mrs. Clinton’s alleged and purposeful destruction of classified material she kept on a private email server. Apparently this development is but one of several now plaguing a Hillary Clinton campaign that has a candidate who often appears “lost, confused, tired, and angry.” The term “Clinton Collapse” is apparently an increasingly common one these days for those whose job it is to continue insulating their candidate from media scrutiny and try and push Mrs....
  • Donald Trump Full Iowa Speech Today – And The ‘Stump For The Trump’ (Salty Language Alert)….

    07/25/2015 8:12:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 58 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7-25-2015 | sundance
    July 25, 2015Donald Trump Full Iowa Speech Today – And The ‘Stump For The Trump’ (Salty Language Alert)…. by sundance Donald Trump delivers remarks at his “Make America Great Again Rally & Picnic” in Oskaloosa, Iowa: VIDEO: Donald Trump FULL Speech in Iowa Campaign Rally - July 25, 2015 ~ Let’s go campaigning ~ Meanwhile… the GOPe can take Charles Krauthammer, Steven Hayes, Bill Kristol, George Will and all their collective airs-n-graces, on the road for GOP team Jeb. We’ll take these two ladies for Trump, and guarantee that not only will we collect more votes, but we’ll have a...
  • When will Jim Robinson banish Trump supporters from FR, like he did in 2007 with Giuliani advocates?

    07/25/2015 2:15:15 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 421 replies
    one man's opinion...
    On 4/23/2007, Jim Robinson posted a manifesto, "Giuliani as the GOP presidential nominee would be a dagger in the heart of the conservative movement" (and a knife in the back) . The thread was subtitled, "The only difference in a Liberal Rudy Giuliani and Liberal Hillary Clinton is the fact of which bathrooms they select to use and there are some who are willing to even question that.
  • Chamber (Of Commerce) gearing up to take out GOP Incumbents

    07/24/2015 6:49:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-24-2015 | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to challenge some House Republicans in primary elections, frustrated after much of its agenda has been stymied by a small pocket of conservative GOP lawmakers. The influential and well-heeled business group is already eyeing several races, but the plans are still in their infancy and the targets have not yet been decided upon, according to more than a half dozen Republican sources on K Street and Capitol Hill. Story Continued Below . . The group’s apparent new willingness to engage in hand-to-hand political combat to take out sitting Republicans would represent a...
  • McConnell’s Highway (Bill) to Hell

    07/25/2015 5:45:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 7/24/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has taken the GOP majority in the Senate to a new low. Not only are they committed to rubber-stamping Obama’s agenda and ignoring his fundamental transformation of our values, economy, and national security, they are now passing bills that will undermine the next president’s ability to fight for limited government. For example, last week, the House passed a 5-month extension of federal surface transportation programs. It contained $8 billion in bailout funds for the Highway Trust Fund. It also packed in phony offsets that will further empower the IRS. Needless to say, this bill incorporated no...
  • Senator Ted Cruz Declares Parliamentary War in the Senate

    07/25/2015 5:40:34 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 7/24/15 | Brian Darling
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has tied the Senate in knots into the weekend with his parliamentary maneuvers on a bill funding highway programs. The U.S. Senate is embroiled in a battle between leadership and conservatives that is getting ugly and personal. Sen. Cruz has offered something called a “Third Degree Amendment.” That means nothing to most people. In plain English – Senator Cruz is digging in to lead the fight against the Senate Republican leadership to end the Export Import Bank and the Third Degree Amendment is his tool to fight. New fronts in the battle are expected to be...
  • GOP Elites: A Confederacy of Dunces

    07/25/2015 5:38:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 7/25/15 | Jeff Crouere
    The GOP powerbrokers are beyond upset, they are apoplectic. Last month, their favored candidate, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, announced he’s running for president, but he was immediately overshadowed by Donald Trump, who officially entered the race the next day. Ever since then, it has been all Trump, all the time. From his bold statements to his refusal to apologize, he has dominated media coverage, pushing Bush and the others to the back pages. One day Trump is being blasted by Hispanic groups and business leaders for his illegal immigration comments and the next day he is being pilloried by...
  • Chamber gearing up to take out GOP incumbents

    07/24/2015 1:47:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies ^ | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to challenge some House Republicans in primary elections, frustrated after much of its agenda has been stymied by a small pocket of conservative GOP lawmakers. The influential and well-heeled business group is already eyeing several races, but the plans are still in their infancy and the targets have not yet been decided upon, according to more than a half dozen Republican sources on K Street and Capitol Hill. The group’s apparent new willingness to engage in hand-to-hand political combat to take out sitting Republicans would represent a major shift for the business...
  • Trumpmania may scare establishment into fighting for limited government (we can only hope)

    07/24/2015 12:06:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies ^ | 7/23/15 | Kent Kellar
    July is supposed to be a relatively quiet time in Washington, D.C., but alas not this year. Trumpmania has struck the Capitol, but not the good kind. Political operatives and pundits are running around town like their hair is on fire trying to get in front of each other attacking the real estate magnate. What they apparently are too myopic to understand is that every time a Washington, D.C. know-it-all attacks Trump, he goes up in the polls. Memo to D.C., when you read polls that say that people hate politicians, believe them. People, particularly those who have been Republican...
  • The One Way To Invite An Independent Trump Candidacy

    07/24/2015 6:48:54 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 25 replies ^ | 7/24/2015 | Mark Davis
    The One Way To Invite An Independent Trump Candidacy Mark Davis | Jul 24, 2015 While it is a worthy pursuit to examine and anticipate each passing twist and turn of the Trump campaign, there is one goal that should be at the top of every conservative list: avoid luring him into an independent run. Anything that makes Trump wistfully consider a third-party run is bad. Anything that makes him dismiss it is good. My opinion of his campaign has no effect on this conclusion. For the record, I have enjoyed his directness and fierce autonomy from the donors and...
  • Ode to the faithful: Andy Grammer’s new anti-cheating anthem

    07/24/2015 5:52:26 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9 Apr 15 | CHELSEA SAMELSON
    Sex might very well sell, but so does separation. America has long had a love affair with stories of divorce, breakups and infidelity. We eat it up like chocolate cake, feasting on the drama of others’ heartbreak. Nothing whets the public’s appetite like a scandalous affair, and judging by the most common tabloid headlines, you’d think that all we want is to see a couple falter and fail. We care more about cheating than loyalty — anniversaries may be sweet, but they sure don’t sell. Couples who make it are just so . . . boring. But Andy Grammer wants none of...
  • Signs you might have Donald Derangement Syndrome...

    07/23/2015 4:29:46 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 23 replies
    DannyTN | 7/23/2015 | DannyTN
    Signs you might have Donald Derangement Syndrome... You thought Donald wouldn't file his financials. You still think Donald didn't file financials. (Severe) You think the financials he filed are materially inaccurate. You hope Trump is really bankrupt instead of mega-rich. You think aversion to a comb over is a reason to vote. You keep mentioning how much Ted Cruz has raised. You think Donald should apologize for stating the truth. You think Donald will apologize for stating the truth. You think Donald will drop out even though he is winning. You think Donald will run third party even though he...
  • Want To See What Hillionaire's Cribs Look Like? Holy Mother Of One Percent.

    07/23/2015 9:39:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Chicks on the ^ | 6/29/2015 | Daisy
    Hillary. She's JUST SO RELATABLE and down-to-earth and NOT icky and one-percenty at ALL, isn't she? I mean, she's a Democrat, so she can't be part of that one percent. (Listen, kids. According to the lamestream media, it only counts as evil if you're a Republican like Mitt Romney and you amassed your wealth in the private sector and didn't take it from taxpayers. But I suppose that's neither here nor there, because FANGIRLS OMG!)
  • GOP Pushing Bill that Codifies Obama’s Amnesty

    07/23/2015 3:17:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies ^ | 7/22/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Anyone who has followed the modus operandi of the GOP leadership since 2011 will understand that even when they begrudgingly conduct votes on conservative priorities they will never stand behind them when it matters. They will never attach them to must-pass bills or budget bills. But if they are committed to passing standalone messaging bills, can they at least push the right legislation? House Republicans plan to vote on a bill tomorrow that would punish sanctuary cities for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities. Indeed, for the first time in a while, the pressure brought to bear from conservatives and...
  • Hypocrisy and Incompetence: Why the GOP Fails (another great Jeffrey Lord piece!)

    07/23/2015 3:14:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 7/23/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    In a snapshot? Jeb Bush and John McCain have just illustrated exactly why Donald Trump is surging in the polls. The other day, Governor Bush came out four square for lobbyist reform. As reported in the Hill: Bush called for three reforms: 1) broadening the official definition of lobbyist to include ambiguous work such as "government relations"; 2) increasing lobbying disclosure from quarterly to weekly; and 3) extending the lobbying "cooling off" period to six years for former members of Congress. He also pledged to limit lobbying of his White House by former administration officials. But back in January? Here’s...
  • From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America

    07/22/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7-22-15 | Jason Snead
    Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth. It is a stark reality that exists nationwide, from the rural counties of Georgia to the urban centers of New York. The Heritage Foundation has documented nearly 250 cases where nefarious citizens, officials, candidates and campaign operatives conspired to commit vote fraud, compromising the integrity of our elections to achieve their ideological goals. That list is just a tiny sampling of voter fraud, and it keeps growing. In May, the Heritage Foundation highlighted several recent cases. Here are some of the egregious new additions to the voter fraud...
  • Clinton depositions blocked by judge

    07/22/2015 8:22:17 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 22 Jul 2015 | S.A. Miller
    A federal judge Tuesday blocked a scheduled deposition of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in a civil lawsuit that claims the Clinton Foundation operated as a criminal organization​.​ The conservative watchdog group​ Freedom ​Watch, which brought the lawsuit against the Clintons, had scheduled separate video-taped depositions for them next week. U.S. District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks granted a protective order requested by the Clintons’ lawyers that blocked the depositions until the court resolves their pending motion to dismiss the case and halt discovery. The judge’s order did not include the reasoning for...
  • GOP Leader Cracks Door, Slightly, on Voting Rights Act (McCarthy becomes Cantor)

    07/22/2015 7:18:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 7/21/15 | Emma Dumain
    Last year, House Democrats saw ex-Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a possible (if ultimately disappointing) ally in the fight to rewrite the Voting Rights Act for the 21st century. On Tuesday, Cantor’s leadership successor, Kevin McCarthy, might have revealed himself as another important potential friend to the effort. The California Republican echoed at a pen-and-pad briefing what fellow GOP lawmakers have said before: Any revision of the landmark 1965 law has to start in the Judiciary Committee — a disappointing answer for advocates who know Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., is disinclined to tackle the matter. But McCarthy later said...
  • Trump’s success annoys GOP

    07/22/2015 7:07:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 53 replies ^ | 7/22/15 | Neil Stanage
    Republican insiders are reconciling themselves to the idea that Donald Trump won’t be exiting the stage anytime soon — and their main concern now is limiting his damage to their party. The GOP establishment is almost universally hostile to Trump, who has soared in the 2016 polls on the back of his celebrity, his outspoken statements on immigration and trade deals, and media coverage of his antics. Many party strategists believe Trump did himself serious damage with his recent remarks denigrating Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) experiences while a prisoner of war in Hanoi, Vietnam — but there is not yet...
  • Cruz Pushes 8 Key Issues on Highway Bill

    07/22/2015 6:59:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies ^ | 7/22/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    What Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) understands about the political system is that policy initiatives are worthless if you are unwilling to harness critical moments and pivotal legislation to relentlessly push that agenda. It’s nice to oppose Obama’s amnesty, funding for abortion, Obamacare, or the Iran deal, but it’s nothing but vapid campaign rhetoric without pursuing a consequential battle over a so-called must-pass bill. Today, Ted Cruz has introduced 8 amendments to the 1,030-page $300 billion highway bill that will address a number of the critical issues facing this country during these dark times. Here is the list of the Cruz...
  • ‘You Should Be for Americans’: Victims of Illegal-Alien Sanctuary Policies

    07/22/2015 5:40:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | July 21, 2015 | Mark Krikorian
    The Corner The one and only. ‘You Should Be for Americans’: Victims of Illegal-Alien Sanctuary Policies Tell Their Stories by Mark Krikorian July 21, 2015 7:39 PM @MarkSKrikorian The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today featuring family members of Americans killed by illegal aliens. The witnesses told the stories of Danny Oliver, Grant Ronnebeck, Kathryn Steinle, Dennis McCann, and Josh Wilkerson – all dead because federal, state, and local governments have abdicated their responsibility to protect American citizens from foreign criminals. The anti-borders activists were sensible enough not to disrupt the proceedings, as they have done so often before....
  • Joe Scarborough just nailed the GOP's Donald Trump problem

    07/22/2015 5:48:53 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 136 replies
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough wrote a lengthy Facebook post on Tuesday about real-estate magnate Donald Trump and whether the Republican establishment should challenge his controversial presidential campaign. "Trump will always be Trump, and there is no need for anyone in the Republican establishment to think otherwise. The best they can do is ride this wave of dissatisfaction and learn a lesson or two from it," Scarborough wrote. Scarborough, a former Republican congressman and host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," wrote that if front-running GOP candidates truly fear that Trump will harm their party, they should take it upon themselves to bring...
  • Is Donald Trump Pulling A Nigerian 419 Scam?

    07/21/2015 6:14:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 91 replies
    James Altucher ^ | July 20, 2015 | James Altucher
    I'm sort of breaking my promise here. No news. Why no news? Because the news you read is almost always by uninformed reporters and is totally irrelevant in 99.999% of the cases. Example: Greece has not paid a single debt since Rome took over in 146 BC. And yet, everyone keeps asking me about Greece. News flash: They will borrow more money, and AGAIN they will not pay their debts. Nor should they. Greece is a subsidized beach resort, healthy food, etc but they aren't a real country - (sorry in advance to anyone offended by this) and then in...
  • 162 Talking Heads Have Weighed In On Trump vs. McCain

    07/21/2015 5:59:27 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 21 Jul 2015 | Michael Calderone,Sam Stein
    Ever since Donald Trump claimed Saturday that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) isn’t a war hero -- or, maybe, is one only because he was captured in Vietnam -- cable networks have covered those remarks without pause. The national media are obsessed with Trump, who has ridden the feedback loop of press attention to the top of the Republican presidential primary polls. Trump’s comments last month about Mexican immigrants being “rapists” drew extensive coverage as well. But the McCain swipe seemed to send TV bookers into a unique frenzy. Over four days, The Huffington Post found 162 people -- rival presidential...
  • Donald Trump: Making a case for court jesters and rodeo clowns.

    07/21/2015 4:12:54 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 27 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 07-21-15 | Chris Shugart
    You either love him or hate him. In any given hour of the day, his name is on the lips of some politician or media talking head. I haven’t seen this much celebrity notoriety since Charlie Sheen launched his incomprehensible “My Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour to an incredulous public. Winning was never like this. Donald Trump’s remarks on immigration may not have that Lindsay Lohan mark of sensationally shabby repute, but no one can deny he’s created a media firestorm that’s taken a life of its own. You may have seen a few political cartoons depicting him as the...
  • Trump strikes back: Graham 'not very bright'

    07/21/2015 1:24:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies ^ | 7/21/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Donald Trump struck back at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who called him a “jackass” on CNN, bashing the senator for soliciting him for campaign cash years ago and announcing his telephone number to a full crowd. “It’s amazing, he doesn’t seem like a very bright guy. He actually seems to me not as bright, obviously, as [former Texas Gov.] Rick Perry,” Trump said during a rambling speech Tuesday in front of retirees at Sun City, S.C. “Didn’t this guy call me four years ago? Yes, he called me three or four years ago, Lindsey Graham, I didn’t even know who...
  • Trump’s Waterloo? Don’t count on it

    07/20/2015 4:11:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 7/20/15 | Ben Schreckinger, Cate Martel and Daniel Strauss
    When Donald Trump derided John McCain’s war hero status on Saturday and set off a media firestorm, many in the Republican establishment thought he had finally self-destructed. They can keep dreaming. Trump’s partisans are disappointed. But they’re disappointed in McCain, the media and the party establishment, not Trump. Interviews with his supporters in New Hampshire and the first drips of polling data suggest the mogul’s core constituency has no intention of abandoning him over the dust-up. “I don’t like McCain anyways, to be perfectly frank with you,” said Jerry DeLemus, a Marine Corps veteran and Republican activist in New Hampshire....
  • Donald Trump giving the GOP establishment Manhood training

    07/20/2015 3:58:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    This is why Trump is doing so well in the polls. It’s not about him. It’s about a Party who has abandoned their conservative principles, a Party who has forgotten how to act like men, and a Party that wants to be loved so much they’re willing to be indistinguishable from Democrats. Trump is the bold color. The GOP establishment are the pale pastels. It isn’t any more complicated than that.
  • New WAPo/ABC Post Shows Surge In Support For Trump, Blowing Way Past Jeb!

    07/20/2015 3:55:50 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    People are alternately freaking out over a new poll from the Washington Compost and ABC that shows the Trumpinator just had a huge surge in support. From the poll: Trump’s frontrunner status, moreover, reflects the crowded GOP race. He leads the 16-candidate field with 24 percent support among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are registered to vote, up sharply from 4 percent in May. While enough for a lead, that also means 76 percent prefer someone else, or none of them. Scott Walker has 13 percent support, Jeb Bush 12 percent, with the rest in single digits. Trump’s support was...
  • Poll: Trump surges to big lead in GOP presidential race

    07/20/2015 2:25:44 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 128 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 20, 2015 | Dan Balz and Peyton M. Craighill
    Businessman Donald Trump surged into the lead for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, with almost twice the support of his closest rival, just as he ignited a new controversy after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam War service, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Support for Trump fell sharply on the one night that voters were surveyed following those comments. Telephone interviewing for the poll began Thursday, and most calls were completed before the news about the remarks was widely reported. Although the sample size for the final day was small, the decline was statistically significant....
  • Bush vows to end DC gridlock (by going along with the democrats, just like dear old dad!)

    07/20/2015 1:22:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 7/20/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush promised to break Washington gridlock in a sweeping domestic policy speech Monday meant to frame him as the only leader who could alleviate the nation's woes. Promising a vision "on a scale we haven't seen since the Reagan years,” the GOP presidential candidate said he’d announce tax and regulatory reform proposals over the "coming months,” as well as changes to entitlement programs and a replacement for ObamaCare. "Should I win this election, you will not find me deferring to the settled ways of 'Mount Washington,' either," Bush said at Florida State University, chiding D.C. as...
  • ‘Proven Fundraiser’ Ted Cruz Can Defeat the Clinton Machine in 2016

    07/20/2015 6:30:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 7/18/15 | Rep. Jim Bridenstine
    Beating Hillary Clinton requires a Republican nominee who will energize all elements of the Republican Party: fiscal conservatives, national security conservatives, values voters, and constitutional conservatives. Nominating a milquetoast Republican who fails to gain the support of the whole party will cripple Republican enthusiasm and shrink turnout just as it has in previous elections. Since the media is going to chastise Republicans for rejecting the liberal agenda, let’s nominate a solid conservative, energize the Republican Party, and win. At a time when judicial activism and DC’s perverse incentives are concentrating power in Washington, we need a tested candidate who has...
  • The Donald Battles the Establishment: McCain, GOP, Democrats, media unite to trash Trump

    07/20/2015 3:40:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies ^ | 7/20/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    John McCain is a war hero. Period. Unless, of course, he’s a threat to Democrats and Barack Obama — as he was in September of 2008 as the Republican nominee for president. Then the man whose honor is suddenly being defended by outraged Establishment figures from both parties and the media was no longer a war hero. No, back there in the fall of 2008 McCain was being savaged as a mean SOB with an uncontrollable temper — a man who threatened to physically strike a wheelchair-bound, oxygen-dependent mother of a missing Vietnam serviceman. When he wasn’t busy causing another...
  • The Photo That Is The “Perfect Comeback” to Donald Trump’s Recent Comments About John McCain

    07/19/2015 4:01:27 PM PDT · by usconservative · 136 replies
    IJReview ^ | 7/19/2015 | Kenny Wassus
    During a recent Republican presidential forum, Donald Trump disparaged Senator John McCain’s war record, claiming that McCain is “not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” And the Internet responded, surfacing a photo that some are calling the perfect comeback and reminder of McCain’s service to his country.