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  • NH - TRUMP COMFORTABLY AHEAD; BUSH SURGES TO SECOND, KASICH IN THIRD [1-27-16]

    02/08/2016 4:16:06 PM PST · by mandaladon · 163 replies
    The EECPS ^ | 27 Jan 2016
    A new statewide New Hampshire poll reveals Donald Trump holding a significant lead over his Republican opponents with 35% of the vote. Jeb Bush surprisingly takes second with 18%, and John Kasich finishes third with 14%. The rest of the field included Marco Rubio at 9%, Ted Cruz at 8%, and Chris Christie getting 5%, despite a last-minute endorsement from the Boston Herald. Among Democratic primary voters, Sanders holds a steady lead over Clinton of 52% to 44%.
  • Day Of Reckoning: The Collapse Of The Too Big To Fail Banks In Europe Is Here

    02/08/2016 6:01:55 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 8 Feb 16 | Michael Snyder
    There is so much chaos going on that I don't even know where to start. For a very long time I have been warning my readers that a major banking collapse was coming to Europe, and now it is finally unfolding. Let's start with Deutsche Bank. The stock of the most important bank in the "strongest economy in Europe" plunged another 8 percent on Monday, and it is now hovering just above the all-time record low that was set during the last financial crisis. Overall, the stock price is now down a staggering 36 percent since 2016 began, and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Tyndall AFB, Florida ~ 09 FEB 2016

    02/08/2016 6:01:28 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Tyndall Air Force Base, FloridaTyndall Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located 12 miles east of Panama City, Florida. The base was named in honor of World War I pilot 1st Lt Frank Benjamin Tyndall. The base operating unit and host wing is the 325th Fighter Wing (325 FW) of the Air Combat Command (ACC). The base is delineated as a census-designated place and had a resident population of 2,994 at the 2010 census.The 325th Fighter Wing’s primary mission is to provide a combat ready air...
  • FBI Makes It Official: Hillary Rodham Clinton Is Under Investigation

    February 8, 2016FBI Makes It Official: Hillary Rodham Clinton Is Under Investigation by Michael Walsh Just the thing to propel her into the New Hampshire primary tomorrow: In a letter disclosed Monday in a federal court filing, the FBI confirms one of the world's worst-kept secrets: It is looking into Hillary Clintons use of a private email server. Why say this at all, since it was widely known to be true? Because in August in response to a judge's direction, the State Department asked the FBI for information about what it was up to. Sorry, the FBI said at the...
  • The Latest: Attackers Torch Refugee Center in Prague

    02/08/2016 5:11:51 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6 Feb 2016 | AP
    Czech police say Unknown attackers have set a refugee center on fire in the Czech Capitol of Prague, injuring one person. Spokeswoman Iveta Martinkova says about 20 people attacked the Klinika center in Prague's No. 3 district with Molotov cocktails Saturday about 7:30 pm. She says it is not clear who was behind the attack and police are investigating.
  • 'Transparency Law' passes first reading

    02/08/2016 3:44:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16 | Ben Ariel
    The Knesset on Monday night approved the first reading of the so-called “Transparency Law”, initiated by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. The bill would require Israeli NGOs who receive more than half of their funds from foreign states to disclose their sources of funding and identify themselves as "foreign agents" when lobbying MKs. 50 MKs voted in favor of the bill and 43 voted against. The bill has been criticized due to the fact that it will only affect left-wing organizations, who receive funding from European countries and the United States, as opposed to right-wing groups who are more likely to...
  • ‘Voter-Shaming’ Mailer That Made Noise in Iowa Shows Up in New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 3:19:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 98 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/7 | Nicholas Confessore
    A controversial voter-turnout tactic employed by Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign in Iowa is cropping up in New Hampshire, this time by way of a mysterious organization about which few public details are available. Voters in New Hampshire received envelopes in the mail this week claiming to contain “important taxpayer information,” according to Christopher Crawford, who received one of the mailers and posted pictures of it on Twitter. Mr. Crawford, who recently moved to Washington, was visiting his parents at their home in Nashua, N.H., this week when he opened an envelope addressed to him only to find a chart...
  • Trump: Markets in a 'big, fat, juicy bubble'

    02/08/2016 3:03:00 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8 Feb 16 | Jacob Pramuk
    Amid another battering for stocks Monday, billionaire businessman Donald Trump contended that markets still look overvalued. "I hope I'm wrong, but I think we're in a big, fat, juicy bubble," the Republican presidential candidate said on CNBC's "Power Lunch." Major U.S. stock averages were down more than 2 percent each Monday afternoon, continuing a rocky year in which the S&P 500 has fallen 10 percent. Fears about slowing growth in the United States and around the globe have contributed to the recent selling. Trump, who was in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary voting, criticized the state of the economy...
  • Jane Fonda: Donald Trump pushing young Muslims ‘closer to the terrorists’

    02/08/2016 1:40:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is driving young Muslims "closer to the terrorists," said actress and feminist icon Jane Fonda. Ms. Fonda, 78, appeared Sunday night at the Women's Equality and ERA Coalition's "Night of Comedy" in Manhattan, accusing Mr. Trump of "fanning the flames of people's anxieties and racism," the New York Daily News reported. "It's terrible and it's dangerous," Ms. Fonda said. "Even if he doesn't make it, which I don't think he will, the fact that he's said the things he's said about Muslims for example,...
  • Donald Trump's Senior Adviser is a Stock Fraud Felon with a Mob Past

    02/08/2016 1:40:52 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 169 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/05/2105 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump knew a man he named as a senior business adviser in 2010 had been convicted in a major Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme, according to Associated Press interviews and a review of court records. Trump had worked with Felix Sater previously during the man's stint as an executive at Bayrock Group LLC, a real estate development firm that partnered with Trump on numerous projects after renting office space from the Trump Organization. But Sater's past was not widely known at the time because he was working as a government cooperator on mob cases and the judge overseeing...
  • Trump Versus Jeb In New Hampshire On Day Before Crucial Primary

    02/08/2016 1:34:35 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    One America News Network (OANN) ^ | 2-8-2016 | Steve Holland & Amanda Becker
    Trump versus Jeb in New Hampshire on day before crucial primary Jeb Bush embraces Lindsey Graham after Graham introduced him at a town hall during a campaign stop at Woodbury School in Salem, February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif February 8, 2016By Steve Holland and Amanda BeckerMANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – White House hopefuls Donald Trump and Jeb Bush opened political hostilities on Monday as Republican and Democratic candidates stormed across New Hampshire in a final flurry of events before the state’s crucial first-in-the-nation primary.The stage was set for the vote on Tuesday, with New York billionaire Trump enjoying a big lead...
  • Inside Donald Trump's Empire: Why He Didn't Run for President in 2012

    02/08/2016 1:26:59 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 37 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05/26/2011 | Wayne Barret
    With lawsuits pending and shady partners, Trump's business empire could not withstand the scrutiny of a presidential campaign, and even his kids might have been muddied. Editor's Note, 8/10/15: Four years ago, Wayne Barett reported shady business deals ahead of Trump's flirtation with a White House run. After first exposing Trump’s ties to organized crime in his 1992 book, Barrett looked into his most recent business dealings and discovered the following: One associate who was an "unindicted co-conspirator" in a massive 2000 stock swindle-and escaped prison only by helping to convict 19 others, including six members of New York crime...
  • How Donald Trump helped save New York City

    02/08/2016 12:47:19 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 77 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | 6:00am | Steve Cuozzo
    How Donald Trump helped save New York City By Steve Cuozzo February 7, 2016 | 6:00am Long before Donald Trump stamped his name in gold on buildings around the world, posted snarky midnight tweets and joined the race for the White House, he was New York’s most important and bravest real-estate developer. Whatever you think about his political views or crazy campaign, Trump doesn’t get enough credit for being a transformative planner who is in love with the city. No matter how many times they watch “Taxi Driver,” younger New Yorkers and older ones who arrived recently have no idea...
  • Ted Cruz Requests Private Meeting With Ben Carson

    02/08/2016 11:54:09 AM PST · by Red Steel · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    "He said he's sorry that this happened and he wants to sit down and talk," Carson said in an interview with The Washington Post. "He wants to discuss the whole thing and clear the air." "To be determined," Carson said when asked where they may meet. "Doesn't matter." The Carson campaign has been critical of Cruz after his campaign spread false rumors during the Iowa caucus, and sent voicemails to Iowa precinct captains suggestings that Carson was dropping out of the race.
  • Actress Kate del Castillo Feels “Betrayed” by Sean Penn

    02/08/2016 11:32:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Latin Correspondent ^ | 8th February 2016 | Charlotte Mackenzie
    After a somewhat eery silence, Mexican actress Kate del Castillo has finally hit back over Sean Penn's controversial interview with kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. The actress claims she feels "betrayed" and "used" by Sean Penn, after the actor penned his interview with Guzmán for Rolling Stone magazine. Del Castillo's last tweet was on January 13, thanking her followers for their support. With Guzmán back behind bars once again, Penn recently spoke out over his 'vigilante' style of journalism. Castillo denied having been involved in arranging the meeting between the actor and El Chapo. However, Castillo herself now faces questioning...
  • North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

    02/08/2016 11:26:48 AM PST · by familyop · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | ERIC TALMADGE
    TOKYO (AP) -- Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles, it now has two satellites circling the Earth, according to NORAD, the North American Aerospace Command, which monitors all satellites in orbit. Both of the Kwangmyongsong, or "Shining Star," satellites complete their orbits in about 94 minutes and based on data released by international organizations tracking them, the new one passed almost right over Levi's Stadium about an hour...
  • Bush to Trump: ‘You are a liar and a whiner’

    02/08/2016 10:59:58 AM PST · by McGruff · 54 replies
    MSDNC ^ | February 8, 2015 | Christina Coleburn
    A day before the New Hampshire primary, presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush and Donald Trump rehashed their ongoing public feud. The latest developments in the back-and-forth took place Monday on "Morning Joe," where Bush was asked about Trump. "I find it remarkable, when you have the chance to talk about his temperament, as Ted Cruz was, and he totally ignored it ... when Marco Rubio had a chance to say that Trump is not a conservative - which he is not - he totally ignored it. I mean, you don't want to bully that way." Bush was later asked to pick...
  • Mumbai terror attack collaborator says Pakistani intelligence part of plot

    02/08/2016 10:58:20 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 7 replies
    Jpost ^ | February 8, 2016
    A conspirator who helped plot the 2008 Mumbai attack in which 164 people were killed, including six Jews and an Israeli citizen, told an Indian court Monday that the 10 gunmen in the attack received assistance from Pakistan's military intelligence agency [ISI], according to The New York Times. David C. Headly, who is of Pakistani-American heritage and is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence for an unrelated conviction, told the Indian court via teleconference that he was in contact with two ISI handlers throughout the planning stages of the attack and was paid to make reconnaissance trips to India.
  • Internal Polling Shows Marco Rubio Crashes, Burns After Horrendous Debate Performance

    02/08/2016 10:29:23 AM PST · by Rockitz · 72 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — At least two separate GOP presidential campaigns’ internal polling data shows a demonstrable and significant slide for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) after his widely panned debate performance—where New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie targeted him—Breitbart News has learned. A pro-Ohio Gov. John Kasich Super PAC published, via Politico, internal polling numbers showing a drop off for Rubio after Christie exposed him during the debate. In that poll, Rubio fell down to 10 percent and into fourth place. “Most of the polling conducted in the immediate days before the debate showed Rubio in second place,” Politico’s Alex Isenstadt...
  • The Libertarian Moment Lives With Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 7:15:40 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 116 replies
    Liberty Conservatives Magazine ^ | February 7, 2016 | Remso W. Martinez
    Rand Paul is out, so what does this mean for the realistic future of 2016? It means what I've been saying for a while, Senator Ted Cruz will take his campaign all the way. There is now pretending that Ted Cruz is a libertarian, he is as conservative as they come, in the traditional sense. The difference between Cruz and Paul though is this; Cruz never pretended to be something he wasn't, he has much adoration for libertarians, and has stated time and time again that when certain challenges come about, there is a need for a coalition. Senator Rand...
  • Former Mexican President: We're Not Paying for 'Stupid' Wall

    02/08/2016 7:03:41 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 95 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | by Brian Latimer
    A former Mexican president had some tough words when asked about GOP candidate Donald Trump's much-touted plan to build a border wall that he says will be paid for by Mexico. "We are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it's going to be completely useless," said former Mexican president Felipe Calderón when asked about this at the AmCham Egypt for Business Conference on Sunday. Calderón told CNBC's Hadley Gamble his country will not be funding the construction of the wall, also adding that while Trump blames Mexican migration for the majority of illegal...
  • NJ Gov(Christie) Signs Law Banning Counseling, Therapy for Youth Struggling With Homosexuality (2013

    02/08/2016 6:16:08 AM PST · by xzins · 69 replies
    Christian News ^ | 19 Aug 13 | Heather Clark
    Reiterating his belief that homosexuality is 'not a sin,' the Republican governor of New Jersey signed a bill into law on Monday that bans the use of conversion or reparative therapy, or to otherwise help youth who are struggling with homosexual feelings to overcome their temptations. Governor Chris Christie's office released a statement during the day outlining that Assembly Bill 3371 had been signed into law following its passage in both state houses in June. Text of the bill notes that the law bans "the practice of seeking to change a person's sexual orientation, including, but not limited to, efforts...
  • Soros Tops Individual Donors as $100 million floods Presidential Super PAC

    02/06/2016 8:15:13 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Feb 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    The bipartisan Open Secrets blog reported that a small number of Americans, led by George Soros, donated $100 million to Presidential Super PACs in the second half of 2015. Federal Election Commission filings of 21 different Super PACs supporting the top 13 major party candidates show "29 individuals or organizations who gave $1 million or more" for a total of $99.4 million collected in a six-month period. Adding in the 13 campaign committees, to total raised in the second half of 2015 was $260 million. Democrat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pocketed the largest individual single Super PAC donation...
  • Clinton bemoans 'double standard' when it comes to women shouting

    02/08/2016 2:41:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/07/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Sunday said there is a "double standard" that frowns upon women giving impassioned speeches. "Look, we are still living with a double standard," Clinton said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I know it. Every woman I know knows it." "You know, sometimes I talk soft, sometimes I get passionate, and I get a little bit excited. I don't know any man who doesn't do the same thing, and I find it kind of interesting that this is a big discussion about me once again." Clinton, who has openly campaigned on the historic nature...
  • Bush campaign manager warns aides to watch for 'dirty tricks' from Rubio camp

    02/08/2016 12:51:02 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/2016 | Alex isnstadt
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- With the hours counting down until the New Hampshire primary, tensions between the Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush campaigns are intensifying. On Sunday afternoon, Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz convened top aides for an afternoon conference call in which he told them to expect "dirty tricks" from the Rubio campaign in the run-up to voting here, according to one source on the call. The source said Diaz, a hard-charging veteran operative, was not more specific. The conference call came as the Huffington Post reported that a pro-Rubio super PAC had sent out a mailer in the state...
  • 'I have at least 20 Muslim friends', says Donald Trump, but can't name them

    02/07/2016 10:53:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 188 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 7, 2015 | David Lawler, New Hampshire
    ..... The Republican presidential candidate has repeatedly said that "Muslims love him" despite his provocative policies, but has so far failed to name any single individual Muslim supporter. Asked by the Telegraph to elaborate, Mr Trump again ducked the question responding: "Oh, I could give you about 20 of them."... Donald Trump Junior, Mr Trump's son, was also unable to tell the Telegraph who his father's Muslim friends were, saying only that they had "completed a lot of business deals" in the Middle East.
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/08

    02/07/2016 9:00:04 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 239 replies
    My own workup | 02/08/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The New Hampshire Primary takes place in one day. Only vote on this thread on: 02/08/2016 another thread will pop up five minutes before: 02/09/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it five minutes or so on...
  • Grand jury brings fresh scrutiny to Alison Grimes’ campaigns

    02/07/2016 8:55:00 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | FEBRUARY 6, 2016 | John Cheves
    During her three political campaigns, including an $18 million run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reported paying $111,831 to Lexington companies owned by her father, former state Democratic Party chairman Jerry Lundergan, and $41,745 more in direct payments to him and other family members, for various services. One Lundergan company purchased and provided Grimes with a 45-foot tour bus she used for her Senate campaign. Another owns The Carrick House on North Limestone, where she held several major events. Grimes and Lundergan also shared Lexington attorney Robert "Coley" Stilz III, who was...
  • Ford to move production to Mexico: Report

    02/07/2016 7:46:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 104 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | CNBC via Yahoo News
    Auto giant Ford is planning a new assembly plant south of the U.S. border, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, and will sharply increase factory output from Mexico just months after signing a labor deal. Citing people familiar with the matter, The Journal reported that Ford will add half a million units of annual capacity from Mexico starting in 2018, which is double the amount it built in 2015. The new assembly complex will be based in An Luis Potosi, and Ford will expand an existing facility near Mexico City, the publication added.
  • Ted Cruz: Making U.S. women eligible to be drafted is 'nuts'

    02/07/2016 6:50:58 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/7/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Peterborough, New Hampshire (CNN)Ted Cruz told a New Hampshire audience Sunday that requiring women to sign up for the draft is "nuts," breaking with the views of several Republican presidential rivals. Two days before the New Hampshire primary Cruz veered off his stump speech to blast his GOP competitors on the issue, which came up at the ABC debate Saturday. Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie all said or suggested they'd support women being required to enroll in Selective Service and be eligible for the draft, since female service members can now serve in combat roles. Cruz was not...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Richard D Winters ~ 08 February 2016

    02/07/2016 5:00:10 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 163 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Richard D. Winters Info from here. Major Richard "Dick" D. Winters (January 21, 1918 - January 2, 2011) was a United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commanded Company "E", 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II.Winters parachuted into Normandy in the early hours of D-Day, and fought across France,...
  • Clinton, Cruz lead in new Talk Business/Hendrix College poll (Arkansas)

    02/07/2016 4:20:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Arkansas Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lindsey Millar
    Sen. Ted Cruz holds a narrow lead over Sen. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump among Republican voters in a new Talk Business/Hendrix College poll. Here's the breakdown: 11% Ben Carson 27% Ted Cruz 4% John Kasich 23% Marco Rubio 23% Donald Trump 1% Jeb Bush 1% Gov. Chris Christie 4% Carly Fiorina 6% Don't Know Meanwhile, not surprisingly, Hillary Clinton holds a broad lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders. 57% Hillary Clinton 25% Bernie Sanders 18% Don't Know The poll also asked Republican voters how they felt about Mike Huckabee and Gov. Hutchinson. Both were pretty well liked. Their endorsement of...
  • Hamas doctors blame Gaza mental health problems on blockade

    02/07/2016 2:48:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16 | Dalit halevi
    Gazan mental health experts are claiming that the Israeli blockade on Gaza is causing more cases of mental health disorders in the populace due to the unemployment rate and the continued degradation of the local economy. The head of the department for the development of health in the Gaza Health Ministry, Hashim al-Mudlal, told the Palestine news paper that statistics are showing a rise in the number of people who are requesting mental health services in the various clinics around Gaza. Among the symptoms that are being described to health workers are hypertension, lack of urinary control, and mental disturbances....
  • Sudanese stabber behind Ashkelon attack dies

    02/07/2016 2:34:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/16 | Cynthia Blank
    The man who stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli soldier Sunday morning in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon has been identified as a Sudanese national. The attacker was shot and seriously injured after fleeing the scene of the stabbing; he later died of his wounds at the hospital. Police initially believed the stabbing near the city's central bus station was part of an ongoing wave of Arab terror attacks across Israel. Now, however, the motive for the stabbing is unclear. The Sudanese national, said to be in his 20s, arrived at Ben Gurion Boulevard in Ashkelon shortly before 8:30...
  • Cruz Says Drafting Women 'Doesn't Make Any Sense'

    02/07/2016 12:59:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 7, 2015 | Michael Warren
    Full Title: Cruz Says Drafting Women 'Doesn't Make Any Sense' and Cruz called America's enemies, not its soldiers, "psychopaths." Peterborough, N.H.- Ted Cruz came out against requiring 18-year-old women to register for the Selective Service and the possibility of being drafted into the military. At a campaign event here Sunday afternoon, Cruz responded to some of his rivals, like Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, who said in Saturday's debate that women should have to register. "It was striking that three different people on that stage came out in support of drafting women into combat in the military," Cruz said. "I...
  • UMass Lowell/7News Daily Tracking Poll of New Hampshire Voters Release 7 of 8 (Trump +22%)

    02/07/2016 12:46:03 PM PST · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    UMass of Lowell ^ | February 7, 2016
    Survey produced by Prof. Joshua J. Dyck, Ph.D. Field Dates: 2/4/16-2/6/16 N=1413 New Hampshire Registered Voters (RVs) N= 516 Republican Primary Likely Voters (LVs); N= 428 Democratic Primary Likely Voters Adjusted Margin of Error: +/-2.97% for all RVs; +/-4.82% for Rep LVs; +/-5.38% for Dem LVs Margins of error have been adjust ed to include for design effects resulting from weighting and survey design features -snip- REPUBLICAN PRIMARY (N=516 LVs)Q8 If the NEW HAMPSHIRE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY was being held today would you vote for [RANDOMIZE ORDER: candidate list below]? Q8a Do you lean more towards...[order as Q8]? [if DK/NA/REF]...
  • Article at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz

    02/07/2016 11:07:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 67 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 6, 2016 | Renee Nal
    An "article" posted Thursday by Jeva Lange at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz. And it is not the first time Lange has mischaracterized Cruz's words. The post, titled "Ted Cruz mistakenly claims Jimmy Carter endorsed Donald Trump," gives the reader the false impression that Ted Cruz said former President Jimmy Carter would vote for Donald Trump. Lange writes: ...
  • 30 minutes of chaos: Witness details events of Finicum shooting

    02/07/2016 5:53:27 AM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/6/2016 | Les Zaitz
    BURNS-The line of police SUVs and tactical rigs tucked back in the woods on a side road alarmed Robert "LaVoy" Finicum as he drove by on the highway to John Day. "It's a set up," he declared to those in the pickup with him. In less than a half-hour, Finicum would lie dead in the snow and others in the truck would be in handcuffs, held for hourse on the blockaded road north of Burns. Shawna Cox, 59, a mother of 13 from Utah was one of those in the truck with Finicum...... And then she saw Finicum. She was...
  • Cruz Easily Won the New Hampshire GOP Debate

    02/07/2016 6:29:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 168 replies
    Red State ^ | February 7, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    Sen. Ted Cruz won the New Hampshire GOP debate. Cruz managed to stay above the hand to hand combat between the desperate governors and Sen Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. He gave great answers to the ABC News moderators, some of whom spent the night fishing for sound bites that could be used to help the Democrats' eventual nominee. Gov. Chris Christie went after Sen. Marco Rubio early and seemed to rattle him. Unfortunately Christie came across as...
  • Sources: 150,000 Saudi Mercenaries Ready To Enter Syria

    02/07/2016 5:50:58 AM PST · by Strategy · 28 replies
    FNA ^ | February 6, 2016
    TEHRAN (FNA) - Informed sources revealed that Riyadh is holding training courses for 150,000 Saudi, Sudanese, Egyptian and Jordanian forces to prepare them for war in Syria. The Saudi sources told the CNN channel that the 150,000-strong army is now stationed in Saudi Arabia and will soon be dispatched to Syria. They also said that Morocco, Turkey, Bahrain, the UAE and Qatar will also deploy their forces to Syria through the Turkish borders, and Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei will dispatch mercenaries to Saudi Arabia too. On Thursday, the Saudi Defense Ministry said it stood ready to deploy ground troops to...
  • Sanders overshadows GOP debate with scintillating cameo performance as a Jewish socialist immigrant

    02/07/2016 4:54:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2015 | Chris Pleasance
    "Bernie Sanders overshadows GOP debate with scintillating cameo performance as a Jewish socialist immigrant in Titanic-themed skit on SNL alongside Larry David" ...After the ship begins to sink, the crew shout for everyone to get into the lifeboats starting with the women and children first - a statement which riles David's rich-guy character. Berating the ship's captain, he says: 'Really? Shouldn't it be just whoever's closest?' David then objects to a woman being brought on to the life raft, asking whether or not she has been through the menopause, which offends her. David's character then adds: 'That answers my question....
  • Chelsea Clinton Accidentally Calls Bernie, “President Sanders”

    02/07/2016 4:03:36 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2-5-16 | Emily Zanotti
    The Clinton campaign has been using Chelsea as a surrogate since the final few weeks in Iowa, even though the response to her has been lukewarm at best. They've now flown her to New Hampshire and elsewhere, where she's taking rallies to promote her mother as "Grandma-in-Chief." Only, yesterday's speech went a little awry. While at a campaign stop in Minnesota (a must-win for the Clinton camp), Chelsea made a Freudian slip, referring to "Bernie Sanders" as "President Sanders."
  • Iowa Democratic Party rejects audit of caucus vote (cheating ticks off socialists)

    02/07/2016 1:57:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 2/06/16 | Barry Grey
    **SNIP** McGuire, whose state organization, like the national party apparatus, is solidly behind Clinton, rejected the request, telling the Register in an interview Tuesday, "These are the final results." Democrats have never released actual head counts in Iowa caucuses, and McGuire flatly said they would not be released this time either. On Thursday, the Register published an editorial headlined, "Something smells in the Democratic Party," denouncing state party officials for refusing to agree to an audit or release details of the voting. "What happened Monday night at the Democratic caucuses was a debacle, period," the Register wrote. "Democracy, particularly at...
  • Ted Cruz once again proves himself presidential

    02/07/2016 1:47:56 AM PST · by GregKremer · 163 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    As the New Hampshire primary fast approaches, I wish to remind voters that our next commander-in-chief must be of the highest character, cut from the rare cloth of our founders. Sometimes God gives us great gifts in ugly packages. Recent attacks on Ted Cruz from both the Trump and Dr. Carson campaigns gifted Cruz an opportunity to show his character and presidential instincts.
  • North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, U.S.

    02/07/2016 1:24:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 2/07/16 | Ju-min Park, Shinichi Saoshiro
    SEOUL/TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbours and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test. The U.S. Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space, and South Korea's military said the rocket had put an object into orbit. North Korea said the launch of its satellite Kwangmyongsong-4, named after late leader Kim Jong Il, was a "complete success" and that it was making a polar orbit of...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Banning Fossil Fuel Extraction on Public Lands a 'Done Deal'

    02/06/2016 10:18:17 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 6, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    Hillary Clinton said that banning fossil fuel extraction on public lands is a 'done deal,' the Hill reported. After Thursday night's Democratic debate in New Hampshire, an activist with the green group 350 Action asked Clinton whether she would support banning hydraulic fracturing if she were elected. While Clinton said the president doesn't have the authority to do that, she did say that supporting a ban on fossil fuel extraction on public lands was a done deal. "President Obama's Interior Department in January said it would halt new leases for coal mining on federal land while it figures out how...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/07

    02/06/2016 8:59:52 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 236 replies
    My own workup | 02/07/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The New Hampshire Primary takes place in two days. Only vote on this thread on: 02/07/2016 another thread will pop up five minutes before: 02/08/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it five minutes or so on...
  • Health insurance fines loom as deadline nears

    01/28/2016 7:56:23 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Ch 7 News ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | Jason Gruenauer
    Sunday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance, or else pay a fine. That fine has gone up, causing even more financial stress on the uninsured and those who choose to opt out of health insurance. "I just cannot afford it in any way, shape, or form right now," 27-year-old Seth Valkonen said when talking about health insurance. Valkonen chooses to be uninsured by paying a one time fine for not having coverage instead of a monthly premium. "The penalty is cheaper than the overall total for the entire year," he said, Already on a tight budget, this...
  • Hardin County's right-to-work ordinance invalidated in federal court ruling

    02/06/2016 7:05:46 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/6/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    A federal judge struck down Hardin County's [Kentucky] right-to-work ordinance in an order Wednesday, ruling that states, not counties, can exempt themselves from portions of the National Labor Relations Act. U.S. District Judge David Hale dismissed each of the county's arguments for its ordinance, which passed Hardin County Fiscal Court Jan. 13 and barred unions from collecting fees from non-members. "The NLRA preempts the right-to-work, hiring-hall, and dues-checkoff provisions of Hardin County Ordinance 300," Hale wrote in his order. "Section 14(b) is the only exception to NLRA preemption of the field of labor relations, and it does not extend to...
  • Heidi Cruz is her husband’s not-so-secret weapon, but could she hurt his campaign?

    02/06/2016 5:04:52 PM PST · by xzins · 72 replies
    MSN ^ | 6 Feb 16 | Lisa Mascaro
    Except for perhaps Bill Clinton, no candidate’s spouse in the 2016 presidential campaign has proved as productive and effective as Heidi Cruz. Beyond the mother-of-two charm that softens Sen. Ted Cruz’s hard edges, and her deep Christian faith, the California-born Heidi Cruz, 43, is an accomplished executive and political adviser — more in the model of Democrats like Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton than Republicans like Laura Bush. Her impressive resume includes a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University, a stint in the George W. Bush White House and a high-paying job at investment giant Goldman Sachs, where...