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  • Report: Boehner phones Paul Ryan, asks him to run for Speaker

    10/08/2015 1:53:35 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 44 replies
    Hopefully that’s just a bluff Boehner is using to twist the arms of House conservatives who’d otherwise object to another center-right Speaker. Line up behind Ryan, Boehner is saying, or else I’ll stick around and make your lives even more miserable. What his leverage is in doing that isn’t immediately clear to me; wasn’t the whole reason he quit in the first place because he wasn’t sure he had the votes to survive the challenge being led by Rep. Mark Meadows to oust him? But maybe this little nudge will be enough to convince the Freedom Caucus to give Ryan...
  • John Boehner says he will stay as House speaker until successor elected

    10/08/2015 1:30:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he will stay in the top post in the House of Representatives until his successor is elected, adding that he would announce the date of that vote later. "We will announce the date for this election at a later date, and I’m confident we will elect a new speaker in the coming weeks," the Ohio Republican said in a statement released after the surprise withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the race.
  • First on CNN: U.S. officials say Russian missiles heading for Syria landed in Iran

    10/08/2015 12:03:54 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | October 8, 2015 | Barbara Starr and Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN)A number of cruise missiles launched from a Russian ship and aimed at targets in Syria have crashed in Iran, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday. Monitoring by U.S. military and intelligence assets has concluded that at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran. One official said there may be casualties, but another official said this is not yet known.
  • Paul Ryan says 'I will not be a candidate' after Kevin McCarthy pulls out of Speaker race

    10/08/2015 11:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies ^ | 10/08/2015 | Bill Novak
    Powerful Republican Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) stood firm on Thursday in his desire not to become the next Speaker of the House. Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shocked the GOP when he abruptly ended his candidacy to replace Speaker John Boehner. "While I am grateful for the encouragement I've received, I will not be a candidate," Ryan said. "I continue to believe I can best serve the country and this (Republican) conference as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee." CNN reported McCarthy was with his wife...
  • Trey Gowdy: Democrats thwarting Benghazi investigation

    10/08/2015 10:10:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2015
    Rather than cooperate, Democrats from the start have tried to thwart the Benghazi probe from within, Chairman Trey Gowdy said in a letter released Thursday that accused Democrats of bad faith and also announced the release of emails that call into question the relationship between former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her associate Sidney Blumenthal. Mr. Gowdy said it was Democrats, not Republicans, who “selectively leaked information” to try to set the political narrative about the probe. Mr. Gowdy said Democrats have been more interested in that than in actually participating in the investigation, and he accused the...
  • John Boehner exit: Anyone can run for House speaker, even you

    10/08/2015 9:52:47 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 27 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Septmeber 25, 2015 | Peter Grier
    Who can replace Speaker of the House John Boehner, who announced Friday he’s quitting? Almost anyone. Maybe even you. This isn’t a comment on the job Representative Boehner has or has not done in his role as leader of his legislative chamber. It’s meant to illustrate a little-known fact: Under the Constitution, the speaker does not have to be a member of the House. He or she doesn’t have to be an elected lawmaker or government official. The speaker can be an ordinary, private citizen. In fact, there really are not any legal restrictions on qualifications for that office. The...
  • Ted Cruz Destroys Sierra Club President’s Global Warming Claims in Senate Hearing

    10/08/2015 6:32:22 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 56 replies ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is showing Sierra Club President Aaron Mair to be an ideological hack and global warming alarmist. At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Cruz subjected him to a withering cross examination. Mair was reduced to stammering and frequent awkward pauses which he used to receive whispered advice from staff. He repeatedly referred to the discredited “97 percent of scientists concur” claim, and was unwilling to acknowledge valid scientific data that disproves the claim. Mark Steyn, sitting in for Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday, called Cruz’s relentless questioning of Mair “a thing of...
  • NATO chief says prepared to send troops to defend Turkey

    10/08/2015 2:49:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | Robin Emmott
    NATO chief says prepared to send troops to defend Turkey BRUSSELS | By Robin Emmott NATO said it was prepared to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally after violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets bombing Syria and Britain scolded Moscow for escalating a civil war that has already killed 250,000 people. Officials at the U.S.-led alliance are still smarting from Russia's weekend incursions into Turkey's airspace near northern Syria and NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels with the agenda likely to be dominated by the Syria crisis. "NATO is ready and able to defend all allies,...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speech In Waterloo, IA (10-7-15)

    10/07/2015 12:04:55 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 35 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-7-15 | Donald Trump
    Fired up crowd! October 7, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump was back in Iowa today and gave a speech to thousands of supporters at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo.
  • Dick Cheney to Endorse Kevin McCarthy

    10/07/2015 9:23:29 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 71 replies ^ | October 07, 2015
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney is stepping into the suddenly feverish House speaker's race to endorse the leading candidate, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), as "a good man and a strong leader." McCarthy has a challenge from the right, and Cheney's statement should help McCarthy with some of the hardliners, in part by giving them conservative cover to support him.
  • Driven by profit, hatred of U.S., ex-Soviet nuclear smugglers seek Islamist clients

    10/08/2015 2:30:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Desmond Butler and Vadim Ghirda
    CHISINAU – Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: €2.5 million for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks. It was earlier this year, and the two men were plotting their deal at an unlikely spot: the terrace of Cocos Prive, a dance club and sushi bar in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. “You can make a dirty bomb, which would be perfect for the Islamic State,” the smuggler said. “If you have a connection with them, the business will go smoothly.” But the smuggler, Valentin Grossu, was not...
  • Whistleblower: Terror Intel 'Grossly Thrown to the Side' by CENTCOM

    10/07/2015 10:44:31 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 14 replies
    Hannity ^ | October 7, 2015 | Hannity
    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class William Kotel said this was done in an attempt to paint a rosy picture of the coalition's efforts in the Middle East. "They left key information out of intelligence, such as attacks," Kotel said. "The idea was that Al Qaeda was decimated, so therefore it wasn’t part of the threat analysis that should be submitted higher." Kotel said that is very critical information that is important to the nation's safety and security. "The chain of command and higher don't see a clear picture if we leave intelligence out, especially about attacks and any kind of...
  • El Faro Search Ended At Sunset

    10/07/2015 8:55:00 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | Wednesday October 7, 2015 | Mariano Castillo, Holly Yan, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Steve Almasy
    "The U.S. Coast Guard said it called off its nearly weeklong search for the missing mariners of the El Faro at sunset Wednesday."
  • Potentially game-changing oil reserves discovered in Israel

    10/07/2015 7:33:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Fox ^ | October 7, 2015 | Paul Alster
    Haifa, Israel – After Israel complained for years that it was surrounded by oil-rich states but didn’t have a drop within its own borders, it appears there’s a big-time turnaround with the announcement Wednesday that massive oil reserves have been located in the Golan Heights,close to the country’s border with Syria. Afek Oil and Gas, an Israeli subsidiary of the U.S. company Genie Energy, confirmed the find in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 TVbut conceded that until the oil is actually extracted, they won’t be sure of the actual amounts and quality of the oil that has been discovered....
  • Syria, backed by Russian jets, launches ground assault against rebels

    10/07/2015 7:10:13 PM PDT · by Mariner · 25 replies
    DPA International ^ | October 7th, 2015 | By Weedah Hamzah and Peter Spinella, dpa
    Beirut (dpa) - Syrian government forces, backed by Russian warplanes, launched a multi-pronged assault Wednesday on rebel positions north and north-west of the central city of Hama, a monitoring group said. The Syrian troops pushed north toward rebel-held towns and villages, including Khan Sheikhoun and Latamina - both of which have been hit in Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The fighting was the fiercest seen in the area for months and was accompanied by intense Russian air raids, the Britain-based Observatory said. "All Russian airstrikes and firepower have not helped the [Syrian] regime to advance on...
  • Unbeknownst to Clinton, IT firm had emails stored on cloud; now in FBI’s hands

    10/07/2015 2:55:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 113 replies
    McClatchy ^ | October 6, 2015 | By Greg Gordon and Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON A Connecticut company, which backed up Hillary Clinton‘s emails at the request of a Colorado firm, apparently surprised her aides by storing the emails on a “cloud” storage system designed to optimize data recovery. The firm, Datto Inc., said Wednesday that it turned over the contents of its storage to the FBI on Tuesday. A Republican Senate committee chairman, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, also has asked the firm to provide the committee copies of any data from Clinton’s account still in its possession. There were conflicting accounts as to whether the developments could lead to retrieval of any of...
  • House defeats attempt to dismantle Benghazi committee

    10/07/2015 12:24:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    U.S. representatives beat back an attempt Wednesday to disband the House Select Committee on Benghazi, as Republicans quashed the latest push from Democrats to try to discredit the panel ahead of a hearing later this month featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Rep. Louise Slaughter, New York Democrat and ranking member of the House Rules Committee, had introduced the privileged resolution, which cited recent comments Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy made about the work of the committee and Mrs. Clinton’s sagging poll numbers. The resolution was ruled out of order, and members voted to table an appeal of the...
  • Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers

    10/07/2015 8:23:34 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7 , 2015
    Gangs with suspected Russian ties sought to sell radioactive material through Moldova to buyers from the Middle East, including the Islamic State group. CHISINAU, Moldova — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from...
  • Russia Builds 'Arc Of Steel'

    10/07/2015 6:03:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    Marine Link ^ | October 07, 2015 | Aiswarya Lakshmi
    Russia is building an “arc of steel” from the Arctic to the Mediterranean Sea said a NATO commander, in the same vein as Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain metaphor. Navy Adm. Mark Ferguson, who commands NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy, and U.S. Navy forces in Europe and Africa, spoke at the Atlantic Council here. The alliance also faces threats from the south, and both threats argue for more attention from the United States, NATO members and allied states, Ferguson said.
  • Kremlin sets out to extend control over the Russian Internet

    10/07/2015 6:05:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 6:55 AM EDT | Albina Kovalyova
    Galina Timchenko recalls how proud she felt when the Russian news website she edited reached 3 million users per day. When she reported the figures to the website’s owner, he was horrified. “At that moment something snapped inside and I understood that this is the end, because there cannot be such an influential resource that is not controlled by the Kremlin,” Timchenko said. A month later, she was fired and a more Kremlin-friendly editor was brought in to run the website, The shakeup at last year came as the government was pushing through a slew of new laws...
  • Gitmo Extended Stay America Suites in Colorado? Hell No!

    10/07/2015 4:14:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Liberal readers have scoffed at my repeated warnings about the dangerous prospect of an enemy combatant dump on American soil. Over the years, I've flagged the Obama administration's scouting forays in Illinois, Kansas and South Carolina. Now, the White House is considering my adopted home, Colorado, as the new digs for the dregs of Gitmo. If there was ever a time for Coloradans of all political stripes to unite under the "Not in My Backyard" banner, this is it. The feds have already polluted our waters in the name of protecting us. Nobody at the EPA has paid any price...
  • Ted Cruz Amasses Ground Game That Covers Every County in Four States

    10/07/2015 6:10:41 AM PDT · by Isara · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | Nick Corasaniti
    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas got an early start to the 2016 presidential campaign in March by being the first of what would become a vast field to announce his candidacy. Now, he has turned that starting advantage into a sprawling ground game. For every county in the first four voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada, the Cruz campaign has locked down county chairs in charge of not just lending their names to the campaign, but of spearheading outreach and organizing efforts. “The only way we will turn our country around is through a grass-roots uprising...
  • Oops! Hillary Clinton calls Indianapolis “Indianoplace” in newly released private emails

    10/06/2015 9:20:41 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    fox 59 ^ | October 2, 2015 | Amanda Rakes
    More private emails sent by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were released this week, and one of the emails contains a spelling of Indianapolis that Hoosiers may not appreciate. In an email from April 2010, Clinton writes, “Are you still in basketball-crazed Indianoplace?
  • Same-sex common-law marriage a Texas first (more judicial activism)

    10/07/2015 5:08:05 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Posted: 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 | Chuck Lindell
    For the first time in Texas history, a same-sex relationship has been recognized as a common-law marriage. Travis County Probate Judge Guy Herman signed a judgment acknowledging that Stella Powell and Sonemaly Phrasavath met the legal requirements to be considered married even though their eight-year relationship did not include a marriage license. Herman’s order, signed Monday but distributed Tuesday, ended Phrasavath’s quest to have her relationship with Powell, who died last year, recognized as a marriage after Powell’s siblings filed a probate suit stating that she had died single because she could not marry another woman under Texas law. The...
  • Second IT firm agrees to give Clinton’s server data to FBI

    10/06/2015 11:00:35 PM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | October 6th, 2015 | By Greg Gordon and Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton hired a Connecticut company to back up her emails on a “cloud” storage system, and her lawyers have agreed to turn whatever it contains over to the FBI, a personal familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The disclosure came as a Republican Senate committee chairman, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, also asked the firm to turn over to the committee copies of any Clinton emails still in its possession. There were conflicting accounts as to whether the development could lead to recovery of any of Clinton’s more than 31,000 personal emails, which she said she deleted from her...
  • Bush: Trump is Evolving his Views Toward the Right Place

    10/06/2015 8:39:44 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 64 replies ^ | October 06, 2015
    Jeb Bush said he thinks he would vote for Donald Trump if his Republican rival for the presidency becomes the GOP nominee, even though he says the real estate mogul once held views that "clearly put him right in the middle of the Democratic Party." ... "I’m a conservative, I know Hillary isn’t. That’s one thing we know for sure. It’s not to say that she’s not capable of being president, but I think her world view is not the right one. And Trump’s views are evolving, at least, towards the right place," he said, remarking that Trump has had...
  • Perth electrical engineer’s discovery will change climate change debate

    10/06/2015 10:54:05 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 91 replies
    Joanne Nova ^ | 4 Oct 2015 | Miranda Devine
    A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris next month. A former climate modeller for the Government’s Australian Greenhouse Office, with six degrees in applied mathematics, Dr Evans has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science. He has found that, while the underlying physics of the model is correct, it had been applied incorrectly. He has fixed two errors and the new corrected model finds the climate’s sensitivity to carbon dioxide (CO2) is much...
  • Army postpones planned discharge of Green Beret who confronted accused Afghan rapist

    10/06/2015 7:01:54 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 6, 2015 | N/A
    The U.S. Army has postponed the planned discharge of an 11-year Green Beret who confronted an alleged child rapist in Afghanistan in order to give him a chance to appeal. An army spokesman said Tuesday that Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland will be given 60 days to file an appeal with the Army Board for the Correction of Military Records. “While the material in Sgt. Martland's file required that he be considered by the QMP (Qualitative Management Program) board, it is our desire to ensure every soldier receives fairness and due process and we continue to act accordingly,” the spokesman...
  • Anti Obama signs already showing up in Roseburg

    10/06/2015 6:05:01 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 148 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 10-06-2015 | Admin
    They really don’t want Obama coming to Roseburg and grandstanding on Friday. Check out some signs that are already showing up in Roseburg
  • Donald Trump defends his vocal support for eminent domain: ‘I think it’s a wonderful thing’

    10/06/2015 5:48:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 301 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/06/2015 | By Jenna Johnson
    Even though it's a stance not especially popular with some Republicans, Donald Trump continued to support eminent domain in an interview on Tuesday, calling it "a wonderful thing" that has unfairly received a bad rap.Trump, a billionaire known for his major real estate development projects, described eminent domain as a useful tool that local governments can use to prevent greedy homeowners from derailing major projects that could create thousands of jobs or provide a public good. Trump said that some conservatives don't fully understand how eminent domain works and don't realize that homeowners are usually paid "four, five, six, ten...
  • House Democrats Will Try To Dissolve Select Committee On Benghazi Tonight

    10/06/2015 4:08:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    It probably wasn’t the best idea for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the presumptive successor to outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner, to suggest that Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers were sinking due to the existence of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The Clinton Team already has a campaign ad about it, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who is challenging McCarthy for the speakership, called the remarks “absolutely terrible.” In a second salvo, House Democrats are aiming to dissolve the Select Committee on Benghazi tonight, with Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) proposing the Rules Committee eliminate it tonight, though it’s bound to...
  • Man who says he was cartel enforcer pleads guilty to murders

    10/06/2015 3:45:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 12 replies
    AP ^ | October 6th, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH
    VISALIA, Calif. A man who says he was a cartel enforcer pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine counts of murder in California. Jose Manuel Martinez will be sentenced next month to life in prison without the possibility of parole under the terms of a plea deal. He also pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder of a 17-year-old. After being arrested in 2013, the 53-year-old Martinez opened up to investigators about his violent career with more than 30 killings.
  • Rubio Surpasses Bush, Trump Still On Top [31%]

    10/06/2015 1:27:46 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 41 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 10/6/15 | Reid Wilson
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump retains his commanding lead in the race for the Republican presidential race, a new poll finds, even though many voters say they view the bombastic billionaire in an unfavorable light. Trump takes 31 percent of the vote in the new Morning Consult poll, easily outpacing retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s 13 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) finishes in third place, at 10 percent, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), at 7 percent.
  • Trump Holding Steady Nationally; Rubio Biggest Gainer

    10/06/2015 1:09:22 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 31 replies
    PPP ^ | 10/615 | Tom Jansen
    PPP's newest national Republican poll actually finds the top of the field in a pretty similar place to where it was in late August. Donald Trump leads the field with 27%, similar to the 29% he had on our last survey. Ben Carson is in second place with 17%, also similar to the 15% he had last time around. Marco Rubio at 13%, Jeb Bush at 10%, Ted Cruz at 7%, Carly Fi orina at 6%, and Mike Huckab ee and John Kasich each at 4% round out the list of candida tes with decent levels of support. Chris Christie,...
  • BREAKING: Officials In Oregon Shooting Town SLAM Obama With This MASSIVE Announcement [VIDEO]

    David Jacques, the publisher of the Roseburg Beacon in Roseburg, Oregon, where a maniac killed nine Umpqua College students and teachers last Thursday, issued a bombshell statement about Obama’s upcoming visit to the devastated community. “I think the president will not be welcomed into the community and that is not just my opinion,” Jacques told FOX’s Bill O’Reilly. Jacques and other community leaders just don’t want Obama coming to their town pushing his gun confiscation agenda. “Well I think the president will not be welcomed into the community. And that is not just my opinion. We talked to dozens upon...
  • Germany: Migrants' Rape Epidemic

    10/06/2015 11:01:02 AM PDT · by jonatron · 88 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 18, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    A growing number of women and young girls housed in refugee shelters in Germany are being raped, sexually assaulted and even forced into prostitution by male asylum seekers, according to German social work organizations with first-hand knowledge of the situation. Many of the rapes are occurring in mixed-gender shelters, where, due to a lack of space, German authorities are forcing thousands of male and female migrants to share the same sleeping areas and restroom facilities. Conditions for women and girls at some shelters are so perilous that females are being described as "wild game" fighting off Muslim male predators. But...
  • Daniel Webster kicks off bid for House Speaker

    10/06/2015 9:52:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Rep. Daniel Webster officially announced his bid for House speaker Tuesday morning, two days before the House GOP is slated to vote on a replacement to retiring Speaker John A. Boehner. Mr. Webster, a third-term Republican from Florida, joins Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, as officially announced challengers hoping to deny the speakership to Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the current No. 2 who had seemed on a glide-path to ascend to the House’s top post.
  • Trump: 'I'm not getting out'

    10/06/2015 5:28:53 AM PDT · by onyx · 123 replies
    THE HILL ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2015 - 7:46AM EDT | Jesse Byrnes
    Real estate tycoon Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he was nowhere near ending his 2016 White House bid, despite slipping a bit in some polls. ADVERTISEMENT "Not even a thought, not even 1 percent of the thought," Trump said during a phone interview broadcast on CNN's "New Day.""Why would I get out?" Trump asked, pointing out that he is still leading polls for the Republican presidential nomination. "I'm not going anywhere."Trump has suggested in several interviews that he may end his White House bid if he dropped into the low single digits, like several other candidates in the field."The...
  • Putin has sent the feared Spetsnaz special forces into Syria to bail out Assad

    10/05/2015 5:08:54 PM PDT · by amorphous · 66 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 5 Oct 2015 | Chris Hughes
    The move is a blow to Britain and America’s mission to wipe out Islamic State but maintain an opposition to brutal dictator Assad Russia has sent its crack special troops into Syria to back up ­ President Bashar al-Assad’s bid to wipe out his opposition. Vladimir Putin’s feared Spetsnaz unit and a covert para battalion ghosted into the war-torn country and are preparing for an all-out assault on rebels fighting the regime – including moderate units such as the western-backed Free Syrian Army. A military source said last night: “Putin’s marines are there to guard the airbases they are using...
  • First on CNN: Trump sent prank care package to Rubio (Spring Water)

    10/05/2015 3:08:22 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 200 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Noah Gray
    Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Sen. Marco Rubio with a special delivery for his rival: "Trump Ice Natural Spring Water." Trump has previously trained his fire on Rubio, claiming he has the worst voting attendance record in the U.S. Senate and that he sweats a lot. But CNN learned that the Trump campaign sent a "care package" to Rubio's Washington campaign office that contained a 24-bottle case of "Trump Ice Natural Spring Water," with Trump's face on it, two "Make America Great Again" towels and bumper stickers and a note reading, "Since you're always sweating, we thought you...
  • NDP continues decline as Tories, Liberals battle for first in new Ipsos poll (Canada)

    10/06/2015 2:03:12 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | 10/5/2015 | James Armstrong
    With just two weeks left in the federal election campaign, the Conservatives are now the top choice for voters, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News. But their lead is about as small as it can get-just one percentage point ahead of the Liberals. The poll, conducted between Oct. 2 and Oct. 5, surveyed 1,441 people online and found that 33 percent of decided voters would vote for the Conservative Party, while 32 percent would vote for the Liberal Party..... The NDP-once the clear frontrunners in the campaign-has dropped to third with 26 percent support...... Tom Mulcair's...
  • Drive-By Narrative: Trump to Drop Out When He Falls in the Polls

    10/05/2015 12:14:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Drive-By Media's got it in its head that it's over, Trump's finished, and he's gonna drop out at some point. Even though he's still leading in every poll, they've assumed a position here that there is an inevitability to Trump dropping out. It's just gonna happen. They thought it would happen by now. They've tried to make it happen by now and before today, but it hasn't. So they're just assuming that it hasn't happened, and that has become the narrative surrounding the Trump campaign. In fact, they're even getting Trump to talk about it. You know, Trump...
  • Marco Rubio Says Donald Trump Won't Be GOP Nominee

    10/05/2015 7:49:01 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 101 replies ^ | October 05, 2015
    In an interview with Fox News Latino, Rubio, a Florida Republican, said that he didn’t think Trump’s offensive remarks about Latinos would alienate the electorate from the GOP. At the same time, he said, Trump has to be held accountable for his controversial comments and positions. Rubio expressed exasperation over the billionaire’s antics, and said the election needed to be focused on substance and details about what policies a candidate would push and try to implement if elected president. “He’s going to do what he’s going to do,” Rubio said. “This campaign is about serious things.”
  • Exclusive — Donald Trump Declares War On Obamatrade

    10/05/2015 5:48:37 PM PDT · by Iscool · 30 replies ^ | 10/5/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is hammering President Barack Obama, his administration and Congress for completely failing the American worker when it comes to trade policy—whacking the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with 12 Pacific Rim nations that the Obama just finalized in Atlanta as a deal that jeopardizes U.S. jobs.
  • “Nappy time!”: Donald Trump retweets offensive attack ad on “little RUBE” Marco Rubio

    10/05/2015 2:50:34 PM PDT · by Mariner · 164 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5th, 2015 | Scott Eric Kaufman
    On Sunday, Donald Trump re-tweeted an attack ad on “little ‘RUBE'” Marco Rubio that was, to put it mildly, in bad taste: “NEVER HIRE A BOY TO DO A MAN’S JOB” is the title, which floats above an image of an angelic-looking young child who is, presumably, Marco Rubio. He “seems like a nice boy,” the ad claims. “Well mannered but bought and paid for” by establishment Republican interests who “taught him all that fancy government stuff. ‘RINO RUBE’ repeats it well! Good boy!” Supporting the infantalizing of one of his opponents might seem unpresidential, but this is Donald Trump,...
  • Exclusive — Jeff Sessions: Time To Hit Brakes On ‘Radical’ Pace Of Immigration

    On Breitbart News Sunday Sirius XM radio with host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 80% discussed the findings of his Senate Judiciary Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee, which document how births to current Americans will be vastly outnumbered by mass immigration unless Congress hits the “pause” button on issuing new green cards. In an impassioned interview, Sessions challenged donor-driven Republicans who are “too close to the corporate class,” for supporting a “radical” pace of immigration that would push the U.S. past all known records. “America is surging past all historical [immigration]...
  • White House: Obama Preparing More Executive Actions on Gun Control

    10/05/2015 11:51:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-5-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House confirmed that President Obama was preparing a series of executive actions on gun control to match his recent passion on the issue after the latest mass shooting in Oregon. “It’s a high priority and will continue to be until we start to see more progress on this issue in this town,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today at the press briefing. Earnest said he would “quibble” with anyone who criticized the president for not voicing any specific gun control proposals during his press conference, asserting that the White House was working behind the scenes...
  • With Russia’s Dep. Army Chief due in Israel, Moscow posts 64 S-300 ship-to-air missiles...

    10/05/2015 11:55:45 AM PDT · by amorphous · 63 replies
    Debka.Com ^ | 5 Oct 2015
    Russia’s deputy chief of staff, Gen. Nikolay Bogdanovsky, accompanied by a large military delegation, arrives in Israel for a two-day visit on Tuesday, Oct. 6, to discuss increased coordination between the two militaries. However, Moscow seems to be sending Jerusalem an altogether different message: Friday, Oct. 2, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the surprise deployment of Navy cruiser, the Moskva, armed with 64 advanced anti-aircraft missiles S-300 ship-to-air missiles opposite the Syrian coastal town of Latakia. debkafile’s military sources point out that Russia, without saying so publicly, has thus created an effective no-fly zone over most of Syria, most of...
  • Carly Fiorina's charity has given half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood since 2011

    10/05/2015 10:59:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Week ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jeva Lange
    Nothing has defined Carly Forina's presidential campaign quite like her outspoken opposition to Planned Parenthood — a point she has brought up repeatedly at debates and press conferences. It might seem odd, then, that her Fiorina Foundation has given half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood since 2011. The Fiorina Foundation isn't actually, legally, a foundation, per se; it's an account Fiorina and her husband hold with The Ayco Charitable Foundation, a "donor-advised fund" that stashes charitable donations for clients in case they want to quickly receive tax benefits, The Daily Beast explains. One expert on the topic described it...
  • Russian jet over Turkey risked being shot down: Kerry

    10/05/2015 10:22:59 AM PDT · by amorphous · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5 Oct 2015
    Valparaíso (Chile) (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Monday that a Russian warplane's "incursion" into the air space of Washington's NATO ally Turkey risked provoking a serious escalation. "We're greatly concerned about it because it is precisely the kind of thing that had Turkey responded under its rights could have resulted in a shoot-down," he said, at a public event in Chile.