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  • Gov Scott Walker on Hillary Clinton, GOP 2016 candidates (Re: Immigration,Cruz)

    04/25/2015 1:17:45 PM PDT · by VinL · 20 replies
    YouTube- fox News Interview ^ | 4/25/2015 | Fox News -You Tube
    "Gov Scott Walker on Hillary Clinton, GOP 2016 candidates - Breaking News 4/25/2015." Video of Gov. Scott Walker's reply to Sen. Ted Cruz relative to immigration policy starts at about 3:50
  • Mitch McConnell to Conservatives: Drop Dead

    04/24/2015 7:32:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 122 replies
    conservativehq.com ^ | 4/24/15 | George Rasley
    Yesterday’s Senate vote on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder, was a classic example of why talk among conservatives of forming a third party alternative to the establishment Republican Party will not die. Not only did the usual jelly-backed Senate Republicans vote to confirm Lynch, they were led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose job is, ostensibly, to be the leader of the conservative opposition to Obama and his lawless progressive agenda. In moving the Lynch nomination McConnell broke a pre-election promise that no attorney general nominee would be considered in...
  • New York Times’ Trolling of Ted Cruz is Really Weak

    04/24/2015 7:26:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    I’m starting to pine for the days when the media could come up with really serious stories, like that one about how Mitt Romney supposedly cut a gay kid’s hair in school. The New York Times’ trolling of Ted Cruz is remarkably weak. First, a snide piece on his time debating. This is the sort of thing that some Ivy Leaguers might care about. It relies on quotes from former opponents who disliked Cruz, fails to interview his black debating partner for some reason despite using him in two photos, and suggests that his debating weaknesses include not liking when...
  • Republican Senators' Conservative Ratings (and those that voted for Lynch)

    04/23/2015 1:41:19 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    Quite the confluence. The only oddball is Ron Johnson, who McConnell has been grooming for leadership! Johnson (WI) - 2016 - 89% (Average) - 72% (Creview) - 84% (Heritage) - 95% (CFG) - 96% (ACU) - 100% (FreedomWorks) Flake (AZ) - 2018 - 70% (Average) - 43% (Creview) - 62% (Heritage) - 90% (CFG) - 71% (ACU) - 83% (FreedomWorks) McConnell (KY) - 2020 - 68% (Average) - 58% (Creview) - 68% (Heritage) - 55% (CFG) - 92% (ACU) - 67% (FreedomWorks) Portman (OH) - 2016 - 64% (Average) - 58% (Creview) - 55% (Heritage) - 77% (CFG) - 64%...
  • Conveniently Latino

    04/23/2015 12:54:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    Taki's Magazione ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jim Goad
    About three weeks ago I had already grown Officially Tired of Election 2016, so I imagine the next year and a half will be torture for me. If there is any real difference between Republicans and Democrats, it is only in the sense that there are different types of cancer. The only official candidate for the Democrats so far is a white suspected lesbian and erstwhile Tammy Wynette impersonator who has a steely fanged vagina that at any moment threatens to chomp through her pantsuit and devour the world. Her target demographic, obviously, is chicks.
  • Paul: Obama White House, Congress Should Both Consider Investigating Hillary Clinton’s Uranium Deal

    04/23/2015 11:47:20 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 April 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday morning that President Barack Obama should investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton—and that he’s pushing for a congressional investigation as well—after a New York Times report on Wednesday evening based on an explosive new book uncovered her role in a shady Uranium deal. Paul, who was previously briefed on the findings of the forthcoming Peter Schweizer book Clinton Cash, said: This really has been the particular case of the Clinton Cash that bothers me the most and that should bother...
  • Rubio raking in big bucks from rich pro-amnesty Republicans by touting his “immigration record”

    04/23/2015 8:56:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/23/15 | Allahpundit
    “Marco gives the same speech with donors that he does in public,” one Rubio advisor assured BuzzFeed. I’m sure he’s right. After all, when has Marco Rubio ever said different things to different audiences about his stance on immigration? I do think it’s safe to say that Rubio’s choosing his words carefully on this subject, even among friends in private settings. All it would take to blow him up for good on the right is a hidden smartphone recorder catching him crowing about amnesty, and he knows it. He’s the safest pick in the field precisely because he’s not prone...
  • Ted Cruz SLAMS Republican majority in the Senate for allowing Lynch nomination

    04/23/2015 8:51:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    On the Senate floor a few moments ago, Ted Cruz SLAMMED the new Senate Republican majority for refusing to block Loretta Lynch’s nomination to Attorney General. He said that the Republican majority could continue to block the nomination if they wanted to and it’s something he’s urged them to do do because of her admissions to run the DOJ in a lawless fashion just like Eric Holder. He pointed out that more than a few voters are asking what is the difference between a Republican and Democratic Senate majority when someone promising the exact same lawlessness as Holder will be...
  • ‘Clinton Cash’ Author Peter Schweizer Is Targeting Jeb Bush Next

    04/23/2015 8:42:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/23/15
    From Joshua Green writing at Bloomberg Politics: The past week can’t have been very pleasant for Peter Schweizer. On Sunday, the New York Times revealed that his forthcoming book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, was roiling the political world—“the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy,” as the Times put it. That landed Schweizer squarely in the crosshairs of the Clinton team and allied liberal groups, which have launched a campaign to discredit Schweizer as “disreputable” and blinded by partisan...
  • Happy Earth Day! Scott Walker Warns of Layoffs for Dept. of Natural Resources

    04/23/2015 7:23:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/22/15 | Dan Riehl
    According to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel item, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be able to take to the stump in his bid for the White House and claim to have cut Wisconsin’s state budget yet again. An employee of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources appears to have run to the media because a notice of potential layoffs due to budget cuts was circulated. Private sector employees don’t get to enjoy this luxury of media coverage attempting to prevent human resources actions over budget shortfalls. It’s as if government workers are scared, somehow—especially those working in areas embraced by the political...
  • Ted Cruz Joked About Hymens While On The College Debate Circuit

    04/23/2015 6:07:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 76 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 4/22/15 | Catherine Thompson
    The New York Times dug up some priceless anecdotes from Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) college debating career in a story published Tuesday, from a poorly received joke about regenerating hymen to his affinity for the "Les Misérables" soundtrack. The newspaper spoke with several of Cruz's rival debaters who said that the presidential candidate was a powerful speaker that could be undercut by humor. He would "unravel" when competitors deployed humor against him, according to former Yale debater Austan Goolsbee (an economist who later served on President Obama's cabinet). Cruz also fared poorly when he made jokes himself. From the Times...
  • House Benghazi Report Could Be Delayed Until 2016

    04/22/2015 10:29:48 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 51 replies
    rtt news ^ | 4-22-2015
    While the House Select Committee on Benghazi was originally expected to reveal its findings by the end of this year, the release of the highly anticipated report could be delayed until 2016. The delay would cause the report to be released during the key months of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Republicans on the committee sought to put the blame for the potential delay on Clinton and other members of the Obama administration. "Factors beyond the committee's control, including witness availability, compliance with documents requests, the granting of security clearancesand accreditations—all of which are controlled by the...
  • Welcome to the New GOP Majority

    04/23/2015 5:57:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 4/22/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Yesterday, I cited a Congressional Quarterly analysis showing that Senate Republicans have voted with Obama more than 50% since the beginning of the new Congress – more than they did while serving in the minority. But there’s more to the story. It’s not just the fact that Republicans are voting with Obama, it’s that they have deliberately ceded structural control of the chamber to Democrats. Typically, the majority party will manipulate the floor process to block initiatives from the minority party and vote on wedge issues favorable to their side – ones that embarrass those in the minority. As such,...
  • Jeb Bush Dances with Liberals on Climate Change, Immigration, and Loretta Lynch

    04/23/2015 5:53:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 4/22/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    “ I hope you saw the record. It’s a conservative record. It’s not a ‘Republican In Name Only’ record. Governor Jeb Bush says to a skeptical New Hampshire Republican ” Hmmm. Meanwhile, Newsmax reports otherwise: At the New England Council's ‘Politics and Eggs’ breakfast earlier Friday, Bush broke with many of his fellow presidential hopefuls by declaring that ‘the climate is changing’ and calling for a pathway to legal status for illegal immigrants. The liberal New Republic headlined the story this way: Jeb Bush Came So Close to Acknowledging Climate Change. Opening with: At an event in New Hampshire on...
  • Enter: Hillary's GOP Lapdogs (McCain and Graham)

    04/23/2015 5:51:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 4/22/15 | Brian Darling
    Senator Rand Paul pointed out an important distinction today on Fox News about the foreign policy of some “neo-conservatives” in the Senate. Those whose foreign policy stances resemble President Obama and Hillary Clinton more than Ronald Reagan’s vision of “peace through strength.” Specifically, Paul called out Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ) for being “Lap dogs for Obama’s foreign policy.” What he failed to drive home is that they are also lap dogs for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy. Analyzing these allegations against McCain and Graham, they all prove to be true. Paul accused McCain...
  • Ann Coulter: Scott Walker Is ‘Smoking Out the Cheap Labor Hacks’ on Immigration

    04/22/2015 9:11:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/22/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Conservative columnist and multiple-time number one New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter told Breitbart News that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s boldly stated position on immigration when it comes to protecting Americans from illegal and legal immigration is “fantastic” and “amazing.” “YES! Fantastic, amazing, just what I’ve been waiting for! Romney, of course, said exactly this and also endorsed E-Verify and a fence on the border,” Coulter said when asked to react to Walker’s statements—and all the political establishment from both sides of the aisle and the media attacking him—on Tuesday. “I’m bitter and cynical, but I don’t know how...
  • Here’s Something Every Conservative Activist Can Do (Which They Don’t, So Libs Win By Default)

    04/21/2015 6:56:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | April 21, 2015 | Grant Noble
    Run for precinct committeeman (below). Take over the party apparatus of their choice and get to know how to build winning coalitions. Liberals do this in both parties, which is why they rule despite being outnumbered by conservatives 2 to 1. And yes, you can publish this under your own name for all I care! Funny how all the “big names” in the conservative media never want to tell anyone how to become really effectivein politics (and there by lose their clout to deliver for the political Insiders!) Grant Noble The Most Powerful Office in the World is Not the...
  • Liberals Sputter As Scott Walker Proposes Bold New Immigration Platform

    04/21/2015 3:14:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 136 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is marching forward with his bold new pro-American worker immigration policy. He’s not afraid to push for a legal immigration system that doesn’t box out American workers with a massive influx of inexpensive foreign labor. After first rolling out his new ideas on Glenn Beck’s radio program on Monday, Walker appeared on Fox News’ Megyn Kelly’s show to further elaborate on how he hopes to protect Americans economically from special interests pushing for a massive influx in cheap foreign labor from around the world. “When it comes to immigration, as...
  • Jeff Sessions: Scott Walker’s Pro American Worker Immigration Stance ‘Helpful For The Republic’

    04/21/2015 3:12:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, praised Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker—a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate—for bringing the negative effects of a massive increase in legal immigration into the debate for the 2016 GOP nomination. “I thought it was a good statement that he made,” Sessions told reporters, according to Bloomberg’s Dave Weigel. “He was just saying, ‘I’m going to ask the question, what is it going to do for the wages and job prospects of my constituents, the American people, as I analyze how to create a proper...
  • FEC’s Women In Politics Forum Is Packed With Pro-Hillary Liberals

    04/21/2015 8:05:46 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/20/2015 | Chuck Ross
    As expected, a public forum being organized by the Democratic chair of the Federal Election Commission to discuss women in politics will host a slew of liberal Democratic panelists with no Republican in sight. Last week, FEC chair Ann Ravel announced the May 12 forum which will be aimed at addressing the dearth of women in public office. But critics slammed the announcement, arguing that the FEC’s mission is to regulate campaign spending, not get to the root of who chooses to run for office. The event announcement was also seen as playing favorites with its implicit preference for female...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz NH Speech on Taking America Back gets Multiple Standing Ovations - Complete Video

    04/20/2015 5:38:49 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    You Tube ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | FreedomsLighthouse
    Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a gathering of Republicans in New Hampshire and sets forth a pathway to take America back through the power of the "Grassroots." Cruz talks about the grassroots "Past, Present, and Future." He demonstrates his ability to capture the imagination of an audience, was clearly a big hit in the "First-in-the-Nation" Primary State. As you listen to Cruz, you can hear the outline of a 2016 Presidential run that calls for standing firm on Conservative principles. Cruz calls for abolishing the IRS, cutting taxes, defunding and repealing ObamaCare, reducing regulations and unleashing the power of the...
  • Moderate Republicans Give Democrats De-facto Control Over Montana Legislature

    04/21/2015 6:45:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    mediatrackers.org ^ | 4/20/15 | Phil Rolen
    Parliamentary maneuvering and a strategic partnership between moderate Republicans and Democrats in the Montana State legislature have provided Democrats with de-facto control over the House of Representatives on two key issues this session. In a move reminiscent of the underhanded wrangling by national Democrats used to pass Obamacare in 2010, a handful “moderate” Republican legislators joined with Montana Democrats to bypass opposition by changing chamber rules to pass a state Medicaid expansion plan (SB 405) and the controversial CSKT Water Compact (SB 262). SB 405 passed the House earlier this month on a 54-42 vote. SB 262 passed 2nd reading...
  • Scott Walker Lays Out Pro American Worker Stance on Immigration

    04/20/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-20-15 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, pledged to protect American workers from the economic effects, not only of illegal immigration but also of a massive increase in legal immigration. During an interview with Glenn Beck, Walker became the first declared or potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate to stake out a position on immigration fully in line with that of Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). He also noted that he has been working with Chairman Sessions on the issue to learn more about it. Walker is now...
  • Vote Study Shows Obama Gets His Way in GOP-Controlled Senate

    04/21/2015 4:51:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 4/20/15 | Shawn Zeller
    Republicans took the Senate in 2014 by stressing the data that CQ Roll Call’s presidential support vote study revealed: Democrats in red states were sticking close to President Barack Obama. So here’s a surprise: the new GOP majority in 2015 is voting Obama’s way as often as they ever have. Sure, it’s early. But at this point, few expected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to be as accommodating as he has been. CQ Vote Watch, a new tool that offers daily reports on voting patterns, shows that Obama’s victory percentage on Senate votes where he’s taken a position...
  • She’s in: The Hillary 2016: Prison or President? campaign

    04/21/2015 4:02:59 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 8 replies
    She’s back! It’s official. Last week Hillary Clinton threw her hat into the ring as the inevitable Democratic nominee for president again and hit the campaign trail in a “Scooby Van.” Despite Hillary’s contrived, disastrous rollout, according to Steve Kornacki’s MSNBC’s panel, as one woman to another, I say, “You go girl!” And as that aforementioned woman, I’m pleased to say that here at the Hillary 2016: Prison or POTUS? (President of the United States) campaign headquarters –that’s HILLPoP2016 for short, we’ve been ready for Hillary for a really long time.
  • What the Times Doesn’t Get about the Second Amendment (brilliant piece by Ted Cruz)

    04/19/2015 6:33:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 64 replies
    Nationalreview.com ^ | 4/19/15 | Ted Cruz
    On Friday, the New York Times stated, in a blaring headline, that my support for Second Amendment rights is “strange.” In particular, the writer took issue with my statement that “”the Second Amendment to the Constitution isn’t for just protecting hunting rights, and it’s not only to safeguard your right to target practice. It is a constitutional right to protect your children, your family, your home, our lives, and to serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty.” In addition to “strange,” the NYT described this view as “ridiculous,” “silly,” and “absurd” (methinks the...
  • Rogue conservative group takes on the GOP - promising ‘shot heard round the world’

    04/19/2015 6:23:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/18/15 | Jennifer Harper
    They’ve stood by and waited while establishment Republicans staged a noisy First in the Nation Leadership Summit in New Hampshire which drew 19 presidential hopefuls and a crush of media this weekend. Now they are ready to rumble: a feisty group of Granite State conservatives will move in. Literally. On Sunday, the 603 Alliance - activists loyal to founding principles and the Constitution - will stage a daylong summit in the very same hotel. They intend to winnow out the authentic conservative candidates - with much ado. “On April 19, in the city of Nashua, New Hampshire, the live-free-or-die state,...
  • Marco Rubio in Spanish: Obama’s First Executive Amnesty ‘Important,’ People ‘Benefiting from It’

    04/18/2015 4:31:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 147 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said he believes that President Barack Obama’s first executive amnesty for so-called DREAMers—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—is “important” and he won’t reverse it himself if elected president. He delivered these remarks in a Spanish-language interview he gave to Univision’s Jorge Ramos. “I believe DACA is important. It can’t be terminated from one moment to the next, because there are already people benefiting from it,” Rubio said in Spanish on Ramos’s television program, according to an English translation provided by the media service Grabien. “But yes, it is going to...
  • Big-Money Donors Say Marco Rubio’s 2016 War Chest at $40 Million

    04/18/2015 4:31:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/15
    Reuters) – Less than a week after announcing his 2016 campaign for president, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida doesn’t need to worry about money. It’s as good as in the bank. “Marco Rubio will have the resources necessary to run a first-class campaign, that’s already been determined,” said billionaire Florida auto dealer Norman Braman, a former Jeb Bush supporter who is now one of Rubio’s highest-silhouette donors. Annandale Capital founder George Seay, who is hosting a Rubio fundraiser with the moneyed Dallas elite at his 7,000-square-foot, seven-bath home on Tuesday, said: “Marco has had zero trouble raising money.” At...
  • Scott Walker vs. The World

    04/17/2015 3:42:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast's The Jerk ^ | April 17, 2015 | David Freedlander
    Illustration by Sarah Rodgers/ The Daily BeastWhile the rest of the GOP field plays nice, Scott Walker is very much on the attack—and he’s not making many friends in the process. In the waning days of the 2014 elections, Chris Christie arrived in Ohio to campaign for his fellow Republican John Kasich. At a rally for over 700 people in the town of Independence, the Ohio governor said of his New Jersey counterpart that, “among all the governors, he’s my best friend.” The audience let out a collective “awww.” The two were shown the next day on the front of...
  • Tea party state Rep. Cindy Gamrat kicked from House Republican caucus (Michigan)

    04/17/2015 6:13:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    mlive.com ^ | 4/16/15 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI - Freshman state Rep. Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, has been indefinitely removed from the Michigan House Republican caucus. Gamrat, a tea party favorite, allegedly broke caucus confidentiality rules by posting a comment on Facebook during an off-campus budget workshop on Wednesday afternoon. A source familiar with the situation said Gamrat was not aware that caucus rules were in effect during the workshop but was confronted by House Speaker Kevin Cotter, who later told her she was no longer welcome in GOP caucus meetings. "In no way did I reveal anything confidential from the meeting, and I have never violated...
  • Trump: GOP Establishment ‘Folds at Every Corner’ on Every Major Issue

    04/17/2015 6:09:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    teaparty.org ^ | 4/16/15
    (Breitbart) – Republicans in Washington are caving to the Democrats on every major issue, real estate magnate and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. Trump says if he were president of the United States and leader of the Republican Party, he’d end this kind of horrendous negotiating by Republicans. “It would be a lot different than it is now,” Trump said. SPECIAL: Modern Day Patriots, this is the time to stand shoulder to shoulder with our forefathers in Lexington and Concord. We need the Tea Party now more than ever. I’m a...
  • Dear Madam Yesterday

    04/17/2015 4:33:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Back in 1979, Ronald Reagan first announced his intentions to run for office by releasing a video. That is how it was done back then. It was not really that much of a surprise that you would use yesterday's campaign tactic to declare your intentions last week. Then you got in a van for a road trip. The press called it "spontaneous." Some members of the press reported your travel as you personally driving to Iowa from New York. Except, Madam Yesterday, you admitted you had not driven yourself anywhere since 1996. Your cars are sedans and chauffeured; your planes...
  • The Establishment and the Tea Party Face Off in Illinois

    04/17/2015 6:04:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/17/15 | John Fund
    In a special-election primary this summer, a candidate representing each faction will vie for the House seat vacated by Aaron Schock. This year’s first big confrontation between the GOP establishment and the party’s restless grassroots will be held this summer in an Illinois special-election primary. The smart money is betting on the establishment’s choice, but dissatisfaction with attempts to force-feed that choice on voters, together with the performance of the new GOP Congress in fighting President Obama, could give an insurgent a real shot. Former Republican House member Aaron Schock of Illinois resigned last month under a cascade of controversy...
  • Mike Flynn for Congress (Breitbart's Mike Flynn for Aaron Schock's seat in Illinois)

    04/17/2015 6:04:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    Conservative activist Mike Flynn has joined the race for Congress in the 18th Congressional District of Illinois. For more than two decades, Mike has been a national leader in moving the conservative agenda forward. In 2009, as Editor in Chief of Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment website, Mike published the ACORN videos, ushering in the demise of this government funded liberal advocacy group. But Mike hasn't reserved his attacks to liberals. Just last year, he took on the Republican leadership for passing the omnibus spending bill that funded the government until September of this year, including full funding for Obamacare and Executive...
  • GOP Has More Than a Hillary Problem; It's an America Problem

    04/17/2015 5:20:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Mark Davis
    All in all, a pretty fun week for conservatives. Marco Rubio made a classy and inspiring entrance into a Republican field that is already impressive and energizing, and sure to become even more so. Meanwhile, the most powerful woman in American history dropped in with a campaign debut that ranged from underwhelming to comically inept. Or so it appears to those of us who have no intention of voting for her. Make no mistake, I have enjoyed the absurdity of the incognito Chipotle moment, the inexplicable road trip in the stupidly labeled “Scooby” van, the easy-to-mock fawning of the reporters...
  • Schumer: McConnell Needs to Learn to ‘Play Ball’

    04/16/2015 12:38:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 4/16/15 | Steven Dennis
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to learn to “play ball” with Democrats instead of trying to roll them, Sen. Charles E. Schumer said Thursday in a hallway interview. Schumer, the heir apparent to Minority Leader Harry Reid, called the Kentucky Republican’s decision to hold hostage Loretta Lynch’s nomination as attorney general over the abortion dispute on the sex trafficking bill “a big mistake” and said Democrats are still holding the line against any expansion of the Hyde Amendment restrictions on abortion funding. “Look, the Democrats, we hung tough on every time they’ve challenged us,” the New York Democrat said....
  • John McCain’s Growing Electability Problem

    04/16/2015 6:09:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    outsetmagazine.com ^ | 4/14/15 | Josh De Ford
    On April 6th, 5-term Arizona Senator John McCain announced on NBC that he will be running for a 6th-term to the US Senate in 2016, and said he was “just getting started” when it comes to his Senate career. This didn’t come as much of a surprise to the conservative areas of the state who have been dreading the announcement for months. Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward has become a quick favorite to retire the 78 year old Senior Senator who was first elected to the Hill in the early ’80s. Ward officially launched a Senate Exploratory Committee last week,...
  • Big Money From Super PACs Is Eroding the Power of Parties

    04/16/2015 2:14:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 16, 2015 | Nate Cohn
    Six months ago, I would have told you that April 15, the date when campaigns report their first-quarter fund-raising tallies, could be one of the most interesting early milestones of the Republican primary season. I think I even told my boss, admittedly with hyperbole, that the Q1 report of a year preceding a presidential election was the most important fund-raising report in American politics. In 2007, it was when we learned that Barack Obama could match the supposedly inevitable Hillary Rodham Clinton in fund-raising, and that John McCain wasn’t a real front-runner for the Republican nomination (although he managed to...
  • Voting machine password hacks as easy as 'abcde', details Virginia state report

    04/15/2015 4:42:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-15-15 | Sam Thielman
    AVS WinVote machines used in three presidential elections in state ‘would get an F-minus’ in security, said computer scientist who pushed for decertification Touchscreen voting machines used in numerous elections between 2002 and 2014 used “abcde” and “admin” as passwords and could easily have been hacked from the parking lot outside the polling place, according to a state report. The AVS WinVote machines, used in three presidential elections in Virginia, “would get an F-minus” in security, according to a computer scientist at tech research group SRI International who had pushed for a formal inquiry by the state of Virginia for...
  • Rep. Ron DeSantis Makes It Semi-Official: He’s Considering a Run for Rubio’s Senate Seat

    04/15/2015 11:30:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis, whose district includes all of Flagler County, said Tuesday he is considering a bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Marco Rubio, who is running for president, and that a decision will be made soon. DeSantis’s quick rise after his election to the House in 2012, his frequent presence on conservative talk shows and relentless criticism of the Obama administration has made him a favorite of tea party conservatives and some further to the right. “Marco Rubio has done a great job in the U.S. Senate,” DeSantis said in a statement. “His 2010 campaign...
  • Gov. Susana Martinez (NM) on the Issues: Is she conservative enough for VP? (Vanity)

    04/15/2015 10:33:48 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 31 replies
    April 15, 2015 | Din Maker
    Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico was endorsed as “Mama Grizzly” by Sarah Palin in 2010. Is she Conservative enough to be on the GOP Ticket in 2016? Here are her views on issues important to Conservatives: Immigration: Stop the magnet for human trafficking, fraud and crime. (Jan 2013). Secure border; deny licenses & tuition to illegals. (Nov 2010) Gun Control: At age 18, carried gun as security guard for dad's company. (Aug 2012) Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010) Abortion: Per The Christian Coalition Voter Guide, Martinez opposes abortion. Opposes a woman’s unrestricted right to...
  • Boehner rebels kicked off committee

    04/14/2015 10:07:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/14/15 | Cristina Marcos
    Two Republicans who were booted from the House Rules Committee after opposing John Boehner's (R-Ohio) reelection as Speaker have been officially replaced. The Speaker is filling two empty seats on the panel with Reps. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) and Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), the committee announced Tuesday. The slots had been vacant since January, when Florida Republican Reps. Dan Webster and Rich Nugent received notification that they had been kicked off the committee, apparently in retribution for voting against Boehner for Speaker. Webster ran as a long-shot candidate for Speaker and won votes from 12 fellow Republicans, including from Nugent. Their seats...
  • Arizona legislator Kelli Ward to formally explore run against Sen. John McCain

    04/14/2015 6:17:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    ktar.com ^ | 4/13/15
    PHOENIX -- An Arizona legislator said she's formally exploring a possible primary challenge to Sen. John McCain, a fellow Republican and five-term incumbent. State Sen. Kelli Ward said in Monday's announcement that she wanted to provide a "new, positive, principled voice for Arizona in Washington" and that she's received strong encouragement to run in 2016.
  • Suppressing The Vote ? Hope So!

    04/13/2015 3:11:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    Face it, our elections are decided by stupid people. Far too many American voters are absolutely clueless about the political issues facing the country, or of the consequences of the votes they cast. While there are plenty of idiots casting ballots from every political persuasion, the Democrat Party absolutely depends on stupid people voting the straight Democrat ticket in order to keep getting Democratic candidates elected to political office, many of whom aren’t qualified to lick stamps much less represent us in Congress. A case in point is Barack Obama. Who in their right mind expected just seven years ago...
  • Wealthy donors on left launch new plan to wrest back control in the states

    04/13/2015 11:02:11 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | April 12, 2015 | Matea Gold
    A cadre of wealthy liberal donors aims to pour tens of millions of dollars into rebuilding the left’s political might in the states, racing to catch up with a decades-old conservative effort that has reshaped statehouses across the country. The plan embraced by the Democracy Alliance, an organization that advises some of the Democrats’ top contributors, puts an urgent new focus on financing groups that can help the party regain influence in time for the next congressional redistricting process, after the 2020 elections. The blueprint approved by the alliance board calls on donors to help expand state-level organizing and lobbying...
  • A brief guide to Clinton scandals from Travelgate to Emailgate

    04/13/2015 11:06:54 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 123, 2015 | Mark Tapscott
    Hillary Clinton is entering the presidential race in a cloud of scandal surrounding foreign contributions to the Clinton family foundation and her use of a private email account and server to conduct official business while secretary of state. But she and her husband are no strangers to scandal. There often seemed to be no end of the scandals during President Bill Clinton's two terms in the White House and Hillary Clinton's campaigns for the Senate starting in 2000 and the Oval Office in 2008. Political experts began diagnosing "Clinton Fatigue" long ago.

    04/13/2015 9:51:19 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2015 | By 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.”...
  • John McCain Courts Non-Republican Voters in GOP Primary, Seeks to Keep AZ Primaries Semi-Open

    04/13/2015 5:22:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/12/15 | MIchelle Moons
    Persisting in a war with those who don’t pledge allegiance to the five-term U.S. Senator, John McCain and his loyalists are stomping on efforts to return the Arizona primary election to a pure party primary election. Just days ago, McCain announced a bid for what would be his sixth term in the U.S. Senate, extending his tenure in Washington D.C. to four decades, having served in the House of Representative prior to election to the Senate. Conservatives promptly came out in revolt against a sustained McCain Senate reign in a campaign highlighting the senator’s liberal history. A 1998 Arizona ballot...
  • Silicon Valley Libertarians Putting Serious Money Behind Ted Cruz

    04/12/2015 11:39:45 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2015 | Ferenstein Wire
    The U.S. Senate’s most outspoken contrarian, Ted Cruz, became the first official 2016 candidate to launch a bid for the White House Monday. Despite the fact that he’s highly controversial within his own party, it has long been known that Ted Cruz is bankrolled by politically active libertarians who like his brand of politics. Paypal co-founder, Facebook investor, and self-styled libertarian Peter Thiel gave roughly $10,000 to Ted Cruz’s senate bid back in 2011. However, it’s his indirect contributions that really hit the mark. Thiel has shelled out an estimated $2M to an arm of the libertarian political action group,...