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  • Sen. Merkley Joins Pro-Iran Deal Camp (31 Senate Democrats support deal, 2 oppose)

    08/30/2015 9:28:36 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/30/2015, 11:15 AM EDT
    Oregon's Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley on Sunday announced his support for the Iran nuclear deal. This puts the number of supporters of the deal at 31, just three short of the 34 needed to make sure that if Congress passes a resolution of disapproval against the deal and President Barack Obama vetoes it, the veto cannot be overridden by Congress. Merkley acknowledged that the deal has "significant shortcomings.Ē
  • Ted Cruz Picks a Fight With a 135-Year-Old Feminist (Margaret Sanger)

    08/30/2015 9:02:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08.28.15 | Keli Goff
    Birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger embraced some truly horrific ideas. But she also did quite a lot of good. Senator Ted Cruz has become the first GOP presidential candidate to formally sign on to the efforts by a group of black pastors to get a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger removed from an exhibit at the Smithsonianís National Portrait Gallery. The participants, who held a press conference Thursday, claim that Sangerís appearance in the exhibit, called, ďStruggle for Justice,Ē is offensive, because it places the reproductive rights trailblazer in a position of honor alongside such icons as Dr. Martin...
  • To Democrats, Trump isnít top threat

    08/30/2015 7:38:04 AM PDT · by rocksblues · 72 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | August 29, 2015, 11:58 PM | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    MINNEAPOLIS ó The Republican that Democrats fear most isnít Donald Trump. Itís Jeb Bush, with John Kasich coming on fast. Ask members of the Democratic National Committee whom they least want to face in the 2016 presidential election, and they often joke how they hope Trump stays hot. ďWe are all Trump supporters,Ē Glen Maxey, a DNC member from Texas, said with a laugh. The DNC ended its three-day summer meeting Saturday, and members see Trumpís high negatives and penchant for controversy as lethal in a general election. The insiders most respect those who have succeeded politically, and Trump has...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Gives Speech In Nashville, TN

    08/29/2015 10:46:47 AM PDT · by JoeSeales · 20 replies
    NFRA ^ | 8-29-15 | Donald Trump
    Some pretty good zingers in here. Made lots of jokes and seemed laid back and relaxed. Am I stupid? Why have I never heard of the NFRA? National Federation of Republican Assemblies?
  • New survey shows depth of Jeb's Bush dynasty problem

    08/29/2015 6:38:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/27/15 | Byron York
    How bad is Jeb Bush's Bush problem? A new Quinnipiac poll suggests it is very bad. The national survey shows Bush running well behind Donald Trump and Ben Carson, tied for third place in the GOP race with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. But that is not the most serious problem for Bush in the poll. Quinnipiac pollsters asked respondents a simple, open-ended question: "What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Jeb Bush?" Quinnipiac published a table of all the responses given five or more times. Here is the list of the top eight...
  • New Monthly Donor Challenge Is On [FReepathon]

    08/29/2015 5:10:40 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 17 replies
    Generous FReepers have Sponsored $10 each for each New Monthly Donor because they realize that Donating Monthly is the Ideal way to Reliably support FR! We also have another New Monthly Donor Challenge from Fiddlstix. Thank you Fiddlstix!! Jim Let's do it again. I'll kick in $10.00 for every new monthly that signs up from now till midnight Sunday. Anybody wanna match me? Let's "git 'er done". Okay? Challenge post here. Also We currently have some very generous FReeper sponsors kicking in an additional $10 for each new monthly donor.Help end FReepathons. Sign up to be a monthly donor...
  • Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

    08/29/2015 12:31:26 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08-29-2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Members of the #FYF911 or #FukYoFlag and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to ďturn the tideĒ and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America.
  • Trump: Iím winning because Americans are 'tired of being the patsies'

    08/29/2015 12:19:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 189 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29,2015 | By Mark Hensch
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he is leading the GOP race because he represents Americans who have had it with their nation coming up short. ďPeople in this country are smart,Ē he told listeners at the National Federation of Republican Assembliesí 2015 conference in Nashville on Saturday. ďWeíre tired of being the patsies for everyone,Ē Trump said. ďThere is a big, big, growing-by-leaps-and-bounds silent majority out there. [The 2016 race] is going to be an election based on competence.Ē Trump argued he is surging in national polls because he represents the Tea Party supporters ignored by Democrats and betrayed...
  • Thousands gather for We Stand with God rally at SC State House (Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Tim Scott)

    08/29/2015 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    The State ^ | August 29, 2015 | Sarah Ellis
    Streets filled with parked cars, rally attendeesTed Cruz, Rick Perry, Tim Scott address crowd COLUMBIA, SC - Thousands of people are on hand at South Carolinaís State House for the We Stand with God, Pro-Family Rally. Former Texas governor Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott have addressed the crowd. Ted Cruz also spoke at Saturdayís event, which began at 11 a.m. Cruz said he would push for a constitutional amendment to protect statesí same-sex marriage bans. He also railed against the Planned Parenthood videos that allegedly show staffers talking about selling fetal tissue. He said on his first day...
  • Donald Trump Fires Up The Crowd At 'Ernie's Summer Bash' (8-28-15)

    08/28/2015 7:19:37 PM PDT · by ladyjane · 73 replies
    Donald Trump appears at an event hosted by Ernie Boch Jr. in Norwood Massachusetts.
  • Texas Deputy Executed Days After Black Radical Group Calls for Killing Cops

    08/29/2015 5:04:10 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 103 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/28/15 | Bob Price and Lana Shadwick
    A Harris County Sheriffís Deputy was shot execution style at a gas station while reportedly in full uniform. The deputy was filling up his patrol car. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas the shooter shot the deputy in the back of the head and then three times in the back. This tragedy comes within days of a group of Black radicals calling for ďlynching whites and killing cops,Ē as Breitbart Texas recently reported. Witnesses also told Breitbart Texas that the shooter was a black male. The shooting occurred late Friday evening in Northwest Harris County just outside of Houston. One witness who...
  • Russia Inadvertently Posts Its Casualties In Ukraine: 2,000 Deaths, 3,200 Disabled

    08/26/2015 3:33:57 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | 25 Aug 15 | Paul Roderick Gregory
    Russian president Vladimir Putin has decreed that all Russian casualties ďin peacetimeĒ be a state secret. In addition to criminal charges arising from divulging state secrets, families risk losing pensions and lump-sum payments if they reveal that their sons were killed in Ukraine. Mothers of soldiersí associations have been branded ďforeign agentsĒ for collecting data on Russian casualties. Dissident Boris Nemtsov was murdered shortly before completing his study of Russian casualties in Ukraine. Russian civil rights organizations, working against the fog of official resistance, could confirm only several hundred battlefield deaths. Business Life (Delovaya Zhizn) reports on markets, finance, entrepreneurship,...
  • Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Tropical Storm Erika Approaches

    08/28/2015 9:26:30 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 141 replies
    Fox Business ^ | August 28, 2015 | Claudia Assis
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared state of emergency Friday ahead of Tropical Storm Erika, currently drenching the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and headed for the Dominican Republic. Erika, moving to the west-northwest at 17 miles per hour, is expected to gradually turn north as it approaches Florida Sunday evening,.....
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Press Conference in Norwood, MA (8-28-15)

    08/28/2015 4:37:47 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 93 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-28-15 | Donald Trump
    Was not covered by Fox. CNN, MSNBC all there. Think there is a speech to follow.
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speaks At Fundraiser In Norwood, MA

    08/28/2015 5:41:09 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 72 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-28-15 | Donald Trump
    GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump spoke at a fundraiser in Norwood Massachusetts hosted by Ernie Boch, Jr.
  • Democratic challengers launch attacks against Clinton, party leadership

    08/28/2015 6:38:03 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies
    Washington post ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | By Philip Rucker, Anne Gearan and Dan Balz
    Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to cement her standing as the rightful leader of the Democratic Party here Friday, but two of her challengers launched a fierce counterattack against her and a party establishment they see as trying to hand her the 2016 presidential nomination. What began as a routine forum of candidate speeches evolved into a surprisingly dramatic day at the Democratic National Committeeís summer meeting, as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Maryland governor Martin OíMalley issued thinly veiled attacks on Clinton and the party leadership. Speaking from the dais, with DNC Chairwoman Debbie ≠Wasserman Schultz sitting a few...
  • Side Deal (AIPAC's 5th TV ad blasts secret deal for Iran self inspections)

    08/28/2015 5:58:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9 hours ago | Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran
    Side deal (30 second TV ad)
  • Cotton Statement on Reports that Harry Reid may Filibuster Senate Vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/28/2015 4:47:22 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    cotton.senate.gov ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Senator Tom Cotton
    Washington, D.C.ó Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statements on reports that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid may filibuster a Senate vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal: ďFirst, the president did an end-run around the Constitution by refusing to submit the Iran deal as a treaty requiring a two-thirds vote of the Senate for approval. Now Harry Reid wants to deny the American people a voice entirely by blocking an up-or-down vote on this terrible deal. If Harry Reid has his way, Congress wonít even get the little oversight we were provided in Corker-Cardin. He is obstructing because...
  • Planned Parenthood cited for inaction with pathology reports (St. Louis, MO)

    08/28/2015 4:29:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    stlouisreview.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jennifer Brinker
    Planned Parenthood in St. Louis was cited earlier this year for not sending pathology reports from abortions to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, as required by law. That was the latest item revealed at an Aug. 25 hearing of the Missouri Senate's Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life, which is investigating how Planned Parenthood operates in Missouri. The committee began meeting this month in response to the Center for Medical Progress' undercover videos depicting Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal body parts. John Langston, a manager with the Department of Health and Senior Services,...
  • BUILDING AN ISLAMIC STATE IN AMERICA, ONE CHURCH AT A TIME

    08/27/2015 9:55:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 27, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Churches fall, mosques rise. Across Europe, thousands of churches have closed and many of them have become mosques. The St. Markís Cathedral in London survived Nazi bombers in WW2, but fell to a new invasion and became the New Peckham Mosque. In France, where there are now more Muslims than practicing Catholics, the Islamic colonists demanded that thousands of empty churches be turned into mosques. The Capernaum Church in Germany has become the Al-Nour Islamic Center. In Amsterdam, the St. Ignatius Church was transformed into the Fatih Camii Mosque. Its name means ĎThe Conquerorís Mosqueí. The original Fatih Camii Mosque...
  • OíMalley blasts Democratic leaders for Ďriggedí 2016 debate process

    08/28/2015 4:14:28 PM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley effectively declared war on the Democratic Party leadership here Friday, blasting the party for what he called a "rigged" debate process in the presidential nominating contest and demanding it sanction additional debates. O'Malley, who has struggled to gain traction in the polls this summer, used his appearance before the Democratic National Committee meeting to angrily denounce the party's rules that he argued were a disadvantage to all the candidates and a disservice to Democrats.
  • Donald Trump: Tax the Rich More

    08/28/2015 12:18:58 PM PDT · by z taxman · 170 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Heather Long
    Donald Trump is finally showing us more of his economic plan beyond the "Make America Great Again" slogan on his red hat. America has now learned: -- He wants to tax the rich more and the middle class less. -- He wants to lower corporate taxes. -- He wants to cut government spending and stop raising the debt ceiling. "The hedge fund people make a lot of money and they pay very little tax," Trump said in an interview Wednesday with Bloomberg. "I want to lower taxes for the middle class." In short, Trump is willing to raise taxes on...
  • Planned Parenthood's letter to Congress (Link Basically)

    08/28/2015 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Planned Parenthood's file ^ | August 27, 2015 | Planned Parenthood
    Click on Link to view Planned Parenthood hot air to Congress. It's only 11 pages.
  • Planned Parenthood Alleges 'Smear' in Letter to Congress

    08/28/2015 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Aug 27, 2015 | BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended itself in a letter to Congress and sent a report showing undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists. A Planned Parenthood executive said Thursday that experts found the videos were distorted to misrepresent conversations employees had with an anti-abortion activist posing as a biomedical company employee. Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens says her organization broke no laws and that the videos are part of an agenda to ban abortion.
  • Pope Francis sends letter praising gay children's book

    08/28/2015 8:38:05 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 166 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Rosie Scammell
    Italian book that explores different family types including same sex was banned by mayor of Venice, but pontiff becomes unlikely supporter ... In the book, the egg encounters a pair of gay penguins, lesbian rabbits successfully bringing up a family, as well as other family models, including a single parent hippo, a mixed race dog couple, and kangaroos that have adopted polar bear cubs... Now Pardi has found an unlikely supporter in Pope Francis, who through his staff has written to the author praising her work. ďHis holiness is grateful for the thoughtful gesture and for the feelings which it...
  • MEGYN KELLY: THE FIRST CASUALTY IN DONALD TRUMPíS ĎASYMMETRICí WAR ON FOX NEWS

    08/28/2015 5:31:27 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 155 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August28,2015 | Matthew Bolye
    2016 GOP frontrunner and billionaire Donald Trump already won his war with the Fox News Channelís Megyn Kelly. Sheís exposed as having a point of view, rather than being a purely impartial arbiter of news. Now heís just having fun as a larger war between him and the networkís powers-that-be looms. But what Trump has done in a truly special manner is expose that fallacy. Itís not that Trumpís war with Kelly isnít pettyóit is, and it is probably counterproductive to be fighting with a television personality for weeks on end as heís soaring in the polls. He could be...
  • Trump has supported nearly all of Obamaís economic policy agenda

    08/27/2015 11:39:41 PM PDT · by z taxman · 279 replies
    Redstate Diaries ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | Southernconstitutionalist
    <p>ďI identify with some things as a DemocratÖI was never a Bush fan. [When] the economy crashed so horribly under George Bush, because of mistakes they made having to do with banking and lots of other things, I donít think the Democrats would have done that.Ē</p>
  • What Six Years of ĎResetí with Russia Have Wrought

    08/27/2015 10:15:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    What Six Years of ĎResetí with Russia Have Wrought by CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER August 27, 2015 On September 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. The reaction? The State Department issued a statement. The NATO secretary-general issued a tweet. Neither did anything. The European Union (reports the Wall Street Journal) said it was too early to discuss any possible action. The timing of this brazen violation of NATO territory ó two days after President Obama visited Estonia to symbolize Americaís commitment to its...
  • Trump, Cruz Say No To Iran Nuclear Holocaust Ė Coordinate D.C. Rally

    08/27/2015 8:40:33 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 35 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | August 27, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York ó August 27, 2015 Ö Two of Israelís best friends, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz, have agreed to host a mass rally in Washington against the Iran Deal which directly threatens the security of the United States and Israel. Cruz and Trump are both presidential candidates but transcending their run for the White House is a sincere desire to limit an Iranian ICBM nuclear attack on the US. Both Trump and Cruz realize that if Iran secures 150 billion dollars from the lifting of sanctions, that money will go towards nuclear...
  • Obama agenda and legacy in the hands of federal judges

    08/27/2015 7:44:19 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/26/2015 | Tom Howell Jr
    A federal judge in Texas has put President Obamaís deportation amnesty on hold, while another judge in the District of Columbia is poised to rule any day now on whether the House can sue to stop parts of the administrationís Obamacare spending. Meanwhile, no fewer than six federal judges in the District are refereeing Mr. Obamaís broad pledges of transparency and how they stack up against the way his State Department operated under Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary. Indeed, much of Mr. Obamaís agenda ó and his legacy ó sits in the hands of federal judges across the country, who...
  • Planned Parenthood admits it manipulates rules on fetal organ sales to maximize profit

    08/27/2015 7:06:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/27/15 | Valerie Richardson
    In a letter to Congress intended to defend its practices and attack its hidden-video critics, Planned Parenthood wound up lending credence to accusations that it manipulates rules on selling fetal organs to maximize profit. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, admitted in an 11-page letter Thursday that its affiliates have accepted payments ranging from $45 to $60 ďper tissue specimenĒ from abortions, but said that they were reimbursements to cover costs, which federal law allows. But she also said that ďadjustments that facilitate fetal tissue donations rarely occur at our few clinics that offer women this...
  • Archbishop:'True Intention Behind' Push for Same-Sex Marriage is 'Imposition of Totalitarian System'

    08/27/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Judge
    Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of Agana, Guam has posted a message on his archdiocesean website stating that the ‚Äútrue intention‚ÄĚ behind the push for same-sex marriage ‚Äúhas always been about the destruction of the family and the imposition of a totalitarian system.‚ÄĚ The archbishop also predicted the next step in the process would be to use the education system so ‚Äúthat our children, your children, will be forced to assimilate to this pattern of non-gender.‚ÄĚ ¬ďIt is important to understand that the political pressure to push the agenda for same sex ‚Äėmarriage‚Äô has never been about gay rights; the true...
  • Most California state agencies wide open to hackers, audit finds

    08/27/2015 1:41:07 PM PDT · by MeganC · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 27 AUG 2015 | Rudy Takala
    The overwhelming majority of California's state agencies are ill-prepared to defend against cyberattacks, according to the state auditor, putting Social Security numbers, health records, and income tax information at risk for millions of Californians.
  • Trump questions why Lehman Brothers paid Jeb Bush '$1.3 million a year for a no-show job'

    08/27/2015 2:21:23 PM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    The Week ^ | August 27th, 2015 | Becca Stanek
    Donald Trump's latest comments earned him a rebuke from a Jeb Bush spokesman for "trafficking in false conspiracy theories" about the former investment bank Lehman Brothers, where Bush worked for a stint after leaving the governor's office in Florida in 2007. Amid Trump's 33 attacks against the Bush family in a 35-minute interview with The Washington Post, he managed numerous times to drop his suspicions that Bush's high salary from Lehman was a "reward for helping direct Florida state funds to the firm, whose collapse in 2008 helped kick off the Great Recession," The Post reports. "Thatís a Hillary Clinton...
  • Walkerís Obamacare Alternative: Setting the Record Straight

    08/27/2015 2:02:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    On August 18, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker became the first leading Republican presidential candidate to release a full-fledged Obamacare alternative. Walkerís alternative would fully repeal Obamacare and provide the sort of real reform for which Americans have long been waiting. But there has been a fair amount of misreporting in the wake of Walkerís announcement, and itís worth setting the record straight. Itís not Burr-Coburn-Hatch (or Burr-Hatch-Upton). A couple of outlets, most notably the Wall Street Journalís editorial page, have erroneously suggested that Walkerís proposal is pretty much the same as the one released last year by senators Richard Burr,...
  • Walkerís hostile waters: destruction of WI univ damages more than the liberal academic elite

    08/27/2015 12:31:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | August 27, 2015 | Paula Young Lee
    Universities are an ecosystem, and when faculty are poached and grant money dries up, everyone suffers If youíre from Wisconsin, the Friday night fish fry is a big deal, and the fish you want on your plate is a yellow perch you caught yourself. But for years, the population of yellow perch has been in serious decline. Now on the verge of collapse, the future of this iconic fish is looking grim. Kind of like what is happening right now with the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, under siege from a legislative agenda that has been steadily decimating its...
  • Ted Cruz invites Donald Trump to speak at anti-Iran deal rally at Capitol

    08/27/2015 11:51:05 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 54 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz has invited fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a rally against the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington, according to the senatorís campaign. The rally will be held at the Capitol and sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America, according to the campaign. The date, time and exact location havenít been finalized. Trump told reporters in South Carolina on Thursday afternoon that he and Cruz were planning an event protesting the deal in Washington. The Daily Beast previously reported that the two campaigns were mulling joint events,...
  • Ky. clerk again refuses to issue marriage licences to gay couples despite ruling

    08/27/2015 12:30:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 8/27/15
    A Kentucky clerk's office on Thursday again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country two months ago. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses, citing her Christian faith and constitutional right to religious freedom, since the landmark decision in June. On Thursday morning, a deputy clerk in her office refused to issue a marriage license to William Smith Jr. and James Yates. It was their third attempt to get a license. They said they will not give...
  • Iranians are buying Democrat Congress (they already bought Kerry, Clinton, and Biden)

    08/27/2015 12:02:24 PM PDT · by yorkie · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2015 | Karin McQuillan
    Frontpage Magazine has published a bombshell report that has been met with total silence by the media. Daniel Greenfieldís piece is entitled ďTraitor Senators Took Money from Iran Lobby, Back Iran Nukes.Ē Our politicians bought by Iran include not just a list of senators and congressmen about to vote on the Iran deal. Recipients of Iranís largess for their campaigns include President Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton. Both of Obamaís secretaries of state were involved in Iran Lobby cash controversies, as was his vice president and his former secretary of defense. Obama was also the beneficiary of...
  • Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet

    08/27/2015 11:00:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they'll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet. Medicare spending for those items soared in the last 10 years, even as the number of amputees declined because of improved diabetes care. That prompted scrutiny from government investigators. Recently, Medicare's billing contractors proposed closer medical supervision of the independent technicians who sell and fit artificial limbs, as well as tighter rules for patients to qualify for high-tech devices that can cost as much as a...
  • Quinnipiac poll: Joe Biden stronger against GOP than Hillary Clinton

    08/27/2015 10:10:49 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/27/2015 (5 hours ago) | Staff
    A new poll shows Joe Biden performing a little better than Hillary Clinton against the leading GOP candidates in a general election matchup, and his favorability is better than that of any candidate - Democrat or Republican. Quinnipiac University's national poll [link at URL], released Thursday, finds that Clinton remains the Democratic frontrunner with 45%, but her lead over Bernie Sanders has slipped by 10 percentage points. sanders has 22 percent, and Biden comes in third at 18 percent. ... On the Republican side, Trump broadened his lead - he's now at 28 percent, with Ben Carson trailing at 12...
  • Questioning Trump like wrestling an eel

    08/27/2015 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    Chicago Sun Times Press Reader ^ | 8/26/2015 | Roger Simon
    On Sunday, ABC's George Stephanopoulos, an excellent interviewer, tried to break through the Trump persona and get some answers on something - anything! Stephanopoulos chose the sole plan listed under "Positions" on the official Trump website. It is Trump's plan for making Mexico pay for a wall on our southern border, deporting "criminal aliens" from the United States, and ending "birthright citizenship" among other complex, controversial and expensive programs. Stephanopoulos attempted to find out how Trump would carry out his plan. Specifically. Did I say it was like wrestling an eel? It is more like punching a pillow. "You have...
  • Yes, Trump does mean the end of the GOP

    08/27/2015 9:25:05 AM PDT · by Mariner · 133 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27th, 2015 | By Tom Toles
    Lindsay Graham, as part of the taunt-war heís having with Donald Trump, says that if Trump wins the GOP nomination, it will mean the end of the Republican Party. Heís right, but Trump means the end of the Republican Party even if he doesnít get the nomination. I wrote a few weeks ago that Trump represents the Jump the Shark moment of the party. The GOP has been a rickety, unsustainable contraption of policy prescriptions that donít add up, donít really represent the coalitionís actual members, and is based on a backward-looking set of views appealing to an ever-shrinking demographic....
  • Raid of Rentboy, an Escort Website, Angers Gay Activists

    08/27/2015 8:02:38 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Aug, 26, 2015 | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    For some gay activists, it had shades of bathhouse raids and gay-bar roundups from decades ago. On Tuesday, federal authorities burst into the Union Square office of the gay-escort website Rentboy.com and arrested the chief executive and several employees on prostitution charges. Rentboy, which federal authorities called the biggest male-escort website, had been around for almost two decades, allowing escorts to pay to advertise themselves. It was well known in the gay community, hosting pool parties, dances and awards shows throughout the country. ... Mr. Walls said: ďAs the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, ICE is responsible...
  • National Survey (Only 8% Americans support giving Iran sanctions relief without Congress approval)

    08/27/2015 7:12:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    82% of all voters OPPOSE President Obama's plan to give $100 billion in sanctions relief within the next few months to Iran without the approval of Congress. 67% of all voters would NOT approve of a deal that does NOT allow independent inspections of Iran's military laboratories, no US monitoring of the program and no Americans or Canadians on the ground in Iran to inspect in any capacity. 64% of all voters think that President Obama and Secretary Kerry are only telling Americans what they think will help the agreement be passed by Congress. Only 19% think they are telling...
  • James O'Keefe: Yes Hillary, I Have Undercover Video of Your Campaign

    08/26/2015 7:33:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 26, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last week rumors started swirling about an undercover investigation of Hillary Clinton's campaign being conducted by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas, an organization responsible for holding a number of government officials accountable for bad behavior. The Clinton camp was put on high alert, told to look for suspicious behavior and to be aware they may be under video surveillance. We now know the rumors are true. O'Keefe has confirmed Project Veritas journalists have in fact conducted an undercover video investigation into Clinton's campaign and have plenty of footage to share. The first video shows a paid campaign staffer telling a...
  • Trump Reportedly Rules Out Third-Party Run (UPDATED)

    08/26/2015 6:13:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/26/2015 | by Matt Wilstein
    In the first moments of Fox News‚Äô GOP debate earlier this month, Donald Trump was the only candidate on the stage would not vow to support the eventual nominee of the Republican Party, leaving the door open for an third-party campaign should he fail to secure the nomination. Now, The Huffington Post is reporting ¬ó in their Entertainment section, of course ¬ó that Trump has told ‚Äúseveral top Republicans‚ÄĚ that he has decided to rule out that possibility and commit himself fully to the GOP. Reporters Sam Stein and Ryan Grim cite ‚Äúseveral sources‚ÄĚ who were privy to the...
  • Trump: George W. Bushís Best Moment Was When An Iraqi Threw A Shoe At Him

    08/26/2015 5:08:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 132 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/26/15 | Steve Guest
    Donald Trump believes the moment an Iraqi reporter thew a shoe at George W. Bush and Bush didnít blink ďmay have been his best moment if you want to know the truth, that is very sad to say.ĒTrump appearing on the Hugh Hewitt Show Wednesday stated that if Jorge Ramos, who interrupted Trump Tuesday ďhad a microphone, he would have blasted everyone out of the roomĒ since he was ďshouting so loud.Ē Hugh Hewitt: Yeah what he did, it was not professional. Iíve been doing this for 25 years. It wasnít professional, but it wasnít professional for him and it...
  • Jeb: Hey letís do ďfree tuitionĒ and pay back students who donít graduate in four years

    08/26/2015 4:05:58 PM PDT · by hcmama · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 26, 2015 | aylor Millard
    Jeb Bush has a fantastically awful idea when it comes to college education. He thinks community college students should get ďfreeĒ tuition for two years. If thatís sounds familiar, itís because itís the exact same thing President Barack Obama proposed in January. Which shows how completely hypocritical Bush is because he came out against Obamaís plan in January. Oh, but Bushís plan gets even more #headdesk inducing. He wants universities to PAY BACK students who donít graduate in four years. If kids canít graduate with a four-year degree in four years, there ought to be some payback to their families...
  • STOCKS GO NUTS, DOW GAINS 620

    08/26/2015 1:29:03 PM PDT · by blam · 61 replies
    BI ^ | 8-26-2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles Udland August 26, 2015The rally stuck. After markets surged early on Wednesday, the market started to give up its gains and a replay of Tuesday's action ó when the Dow gained more than 400 points but closed down 200 ó seemed in the cards. But in the final hour of trading stocks rocketed higher, finishing near their highest levels of the day. On a points basis, this was third-largest daily gain for the Dow ever, while the S&P 500 had its best day since November 2011. But the main story of markets in recent weeks ó which is that...