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  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/09

    02/08/2016 8:59:59 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 84 replies
    My own workup | 02/09/2016 | 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 today. Only vote on this thread on: 02/09/2016 another thread will pop up moments before: 02/10/2016Wait 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 three minutes or so on each end, so...
  • Ted Cruz Wants To Raise Taxes On Your Grandma

    02/08/2016 7:00:17 PM PST · by kiryandil · 141 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Chris "The Thrill" Matthews
    **snip** ...Ted Cruz has endorsed policies that would fundamentally change who pays the federal government’s bills, and how.Expect the establishment wing of the Republican Party to increasingly draw attention to this fact, especially when it comes to his tax policy. While on the one hand Cruz’s plan hews to Republican orthodoxy in its large tax cuts for the wealthy, he also embraces a European-style Value Added Tax, which is a lot like a sales tax, as replacement for all payroll taxes, and which would enable the elimination of all income tax outside a 10% flat tax for all earners...**snip** ...The...
  • Final ARG NH Tracking Poll (Trump 33, Kasich 17, Rubio 14, Cruz 10, Jeb 9)

    02/08/2016 7:07:39 PM PST · by usafa92 · 79 replies
    ARG ^ | 2/8/2016 | ARG
    No article just the link
  • Judge Again Denies Texas Request to Ban Syrian Refugees

    02/08/2016 6:29:46 PM PST · by Elderberry · 63 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/8/2016
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge denied for the second time a request by Texas to bar relief agencies from bringing Syrian refugees into the state, a decision that could have a bearing on the attempts of 30 other governors to block refugees from their states. U.S. District Judge David Godbey said the Republican leaders who have fought the resettlement have not shown Texas would suffer irreparable harm.
  • EXCLUSIVE– Donald J. Trump First Candidate to Reply to the ‘Sessions Test’

    02/08/2016 3:50:45 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 89 replies
    Question 1: How would you vote (or how did you vote) on fast-track, and would you support or oppose advancing a final trade agreement which enters the United States into a new international commission with binding authority on future United States trade policy? ANSWER: I was steadfastly opposed to giving Obama his Fast-Track powers, and would have absolutely voted against it. This is one of the strongest distinctions between me and the other candidates in this race. The Congress, apparently under the magical spell of donors, gave massive new powers to a President who has repeatedly abused his authority. The...
  • Michael Bloomberg says he is actively considering running for president as an independent

    02/08/2016 2:09:43 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:20 EST, 8 February 2016 | David Martosko
    Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, confirmed on Monday that he is actively considering running for president as an independent. In a dramatic interview, the 73-year-old said he was 'looking at all the options' and expressed disgust at the current state of the White House race. Bloomberg would be the richest candidate in American political history with a fortune of $36 billion, dwarfing the resources of Republican Donald Trump and enabling him to self-fund a campaign many times over.
  • Bush: I will not blame Obama 'for a single thing’

    02/08/2016 1:12:54 PM PST · by detective · 118 replies
    MSN News ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Jeb Bush vowed Monday that he will not scapegoat President Obama for any challenges he faces should he be elected president. "My pledge to you - when I'm president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing," he told listeners at the Nashua Country Club in Nashua, N.H. "The day that I'm sworn into office, I'm on watch - whatever it is.
  • NASA bans the word 'Jesus'

    02/08/2016 12:50:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 8, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    The name of Jesus is not welcome in the Johnson Space Center newsletter, according to a complaint filed on behalf of a group of Christians who work for NASA. The JSC Praise & Worship Club was directed by NASA attorneys to refrain from using the name 'Jesus' in club announcements that appeared in a Space Center newsletter. "It was shocking to all of us and very frustrating," NASA engineer Sophia Smith told me. "NASA has a long history of respecting religious speech. Why wouldn't they allow us to put the name Jesus in the announcement about our club?" Liberty Institute,...
  • Ted Cruz, In New List of Endorsements, Includes Lawmaker Who Didn’t Endorse Him

    02/08/2016 12:00:14 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 130 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | February 7
    Ted Cruz announced on Sunday the endorsements of six state representatives who had previously supported Rand Paul. At least one representative was surprised to see his name. The representative, J.R. Hoell, had met with Mr. Cruz, senator from Texas, on Friday, he said. "I made it clear I could not support him," Mr. Hoell said in a phone interview on Sunday evening
  • Presidential hopefuls Sanders, Clinton in dead heat - Reuters/Ipsos poll (Trump 40%, Cruz 16%)

    02/08/2016 10:14:53 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/8/2016 | Chris Kahn
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has erased Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's wide lead for the Democratic presidential nomination since the start of year, putting the two in a dead heat nationally, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Clinton leads Sanders 48 percent to 45 percent among Democratic voters, according to the poll of 512 Americans, conducted Feb. 2-5 following the Iowa caucus. The poll has a credibility interval of 5 percentage points. Democrats had been supporting Clinton by more than a 2-to-1 margin at the beginning of the year. Sanders has narrowed that lead considerably over the past several weeks. Clinton...
  • BREAKING. Rand Paul’s New Hampshire Campaign Chair Endorses Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 10:01:37 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 128 replies
    Red State ^ | February 8,1016
    Just in: Rand Paul's New Hampshire state chairman Sen. Avard has endorsed Ted Cruz's campaign, he tells a crowd here...
  • Bill Clinton Unleashes Stinging Attack on Bernie Sanders (Oh the irony!)

    02/08/2016 9:34:21 AM PST · by NRx · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02-07-2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    MILFORD, N.H. -- Bill Clinton uncorked an extended attack on Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday, harshly criticizing Mr. Sanders and his supporters for what he described as inaccurate and "sexist" attacks on Hillary Clinton. "When you're making a revolution you can't be too careful with the facts," Mr. Clinton said, deriding Mr. Sanders's oft-mentioned call for a political revolution. The former president, addressing a few hundred supporters at a junior high school here, portrayed his wife's opponent for the Democratic nomination as hypocritical, "hermetically sealed" and dishonest. He even likened an incident last year, in which Sanders staffers obtained access...
  • Lawsuit Over Eminent Domain Could Snarl Bush Library Plans (Flashback 2006)

    02/08/2016 5:25:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    NY Sun ^ | 2/17/2006 | MEGHAN CLYNE
    The school favored to host the George W. Bush Presidential Library, Dallas's Southern Methodist University, may encounter a snag next week in the form of a lawsuit alleging that the school has improperly seized local homes in order to secure land for the proposed library site. Amid increasing outrage among Republicans over the use of eminent domain and other coercive measures to obtain private property for public projects, a case in Dallas County's 134th Civil District Court, which is set to begin on Tuesday, will determine whether the university violated its legal obligations to local homeowners in an effort to...
  • Pressure on Lynch to step aside in Clinton email probe

    02/08/2016 6:20:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    Loretta Lynch is on the edge of the spotlight, about to be dragged to the center. If the FBI finds sufficient evidence to launch a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton or one of her top aides for mishandling classified information, Lynch's Justice Department will have to decide whether or not to press ahead. Even if no evidence of wrongdoing is found, Clinton's many critics are unlikely to take the word of an appointee of President Obama's, and will doubt that justice has been served. Already, top Republicans are calling for a special prosecutor to be brought in and evaluate the...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/08

    02/07/2016 9:00:04 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 249 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...
  • Video: Ted Cruz Was Talking About a Wall YEARS Before Trump

    02/07/2016 8:45:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 229 replies
    Yesterday I told you how Ted Cruz talked about building a wall months before Donald Trump announced his 2016 presidential candidacy.That post was misleading, and I deeply apologize.Because Ted Cruz was actually talking about a wall years before Trump announced.YEARS.Here’s Ted Cruz, July 17, 2012, during his run for the Texas Senate, supporting building a wall:Watch HERE! MODERATOR: Mr. Cruz. You were asked during April’s Belo Debate if you support building a fence the length of the U.S./Mexico border and here’s what you said. MODERATOR: He supports building a wall along the entire Texas/Mexico border. Is that something that you...
  • Denver Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

    02/07/2016 7:52:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Canyon News ^ | 02/07/2016
    It's the one time of year, where literally EVERYTHING stops: it's Super Bowl Sunday. And this isn't just any Super Bowl; it's the 50th anniversary which is the one time of year that EVERYONE, all ethnicities, all genders join in celebrating all things sports, food, commercials and TV. For this epic battle, the Denver Broncos courtesy of Peyton Manning did battle with Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Before we talk about the big game, we first have to discuss what things led up the big game. The celebration kicked off with the NFL paying tribute to the past MVPs...
  • Eckersley calls e-mail a hoax, still in the race. (Cruz cmpgn mgr, Jeff Roe, did same stunt before)

    02/07/2016 3:33:55 PM PST · by true believer forever · 63 replies
    MissouriNet ^ | October 29, 2010 | Brent Martin
    An e-mail sent to news media outlets and a “tweet” issued by a fake Twitter account announced that Eckersley had SUSPENDED his campaign due to personal reasons. “You know this is dirty politics. This is JEFF ROE-style management. That’s who Billy’s retained. That’s who he writes the big checks to,” Eckersley tells Missourinet affiliate KTTS. “This is Kansas City management doing what they do best, which is playing dirty.”
  • ISIS fighters in Libya surge as group suffers setbacks in Syria, Iraq

    02/07/2016 3:13:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/07/2016 | By Jim Sciutto, Barbara Starr and Kevin Liptak,
    The U.S. assesses that ISIS is ramping up the numbers of militants in Libya and that it has become harder for the group's fighters to enter Syria. The U.S. estimate of ISIS militants in Libya has doubled as it has become harder for them to enter Syria, according to U.S. intelligence assessments. There may now be up to 6,500 ISIS fighters in Libya, twice the number previously thought, according to several U.S. intelligence officials. They attributed the increase to the U.S. analysis that ISIS is diverting more fighters to Libya from Syria -- and from Turkey when they cannot get...
  • Ted Cruz Picks Up Six Endorsements From Rand Paul's Backers

    02/07/2016 1:04:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 7, 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has picked up endorsements from six New Hampshire lawmakers who previously supported Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) presidential bid. From The New Hampshire Union Leader: The six state lawmakers endorsing Cruz are: Rep. Max Abramson of Seabrook, Rep. Eric Eastman of Nashua, Rep. Harold French of Franklin, Rep. Larry Gagne of Manchester, Rep. JR Hoell of Dunbarton, and Rep. Mark McLean of Manchester.
  • How Donald Trump Broke the GOP’s Music Curse (he keeps playing Adele even after she complains)

    02/07/2016 9:43:21 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 148 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 7 2016 | Review Troy
    Donald Trump has been blowing up the old traditional GOP certainties left and right, and this week he overturned another one. In what seemed like an embarrassing rebuke, on February 1, Adele told the Republican front-runner that he didn’t have her permission to use her songs at his massive campaign events. Adele might just be the world’s most popular singer at the moment, and any normal candidate would have folded his tent, chastened. Not Trump. At his rally in Little Rock, Arkansas two days later the crowd of thousands listened to Adele’s “Skyfall” before Trump’s helicopter landed. A day after...
  • TV Ratings Saturday: Republican Presidential debate wins the night

    02/07/2016 10:01:08 AM PST · by TomGuy · 26 replies
    TvByTheNumbers/Zap2It ^ | February 7, 2016 | Alex Welch
    Preliminary Republican Debate numbers from Saturday night: 11.63 million viewers
  • Sanders retains strong lead over Clinton in N.H. before Tuesday’s primary

    02/07/2016 9:39:23 AM PST · by NRx · 30 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-07-2016 | Anne Gearan
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) retains a double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton in a state poll released Sunday, but Clinton has begun to narrow his lead. The CNN/WMUR poll showed about a third of New Hampshire Democrats saying they haven’t made a final choice two days before the nation’s first primary vote on Tuesday. Sanders leads 58 percent to 35 percent in the survey of likely Democratic voters conducted by the University of New Hampshire, and he beats her in nearly every demographic.
  • Trump: Bush family used eminent domain to build a baseball park

    02/07/2016 9:24:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/7/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family - I found this five minutes ago - they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." When host George Stephanopoulos said that was Jeb's...
  • Poll: Trump’s lead grows in NH days before primary

    02/07/2016 6:54:01 AM PST · by mandaladon · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s lead widened in New Hampshire just days before the primary, according to the latest CNN/WMUR tracking poll. Thirty-three percent of likely Republican primary voters said they support Trump, giving the billionaire a 17-point lead over his closest GOP rival. Trump gained 5 points from a similar tracking poll last week. Trump now has more than double the support of Sen. Marco Rubio, who came in second with 16 percent support. Sen. Ted Cruz has 14 percent for third place. Gov. John Kasich follows with 11 percent, while no other GOP candidate broke single-digit support. The...
  • Vote Now: Who Won the Eighth Republican Presidential Debate?

    02/06/2016 8:51:47 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 97 replies
    time.com ^ | February 6
    Republicans met for their eighth presidential debate Saturday night, and we want to know who you think won. Take a moment to click the link below next to the candidate who you thought did the best at the ABC debate in New Hampshire.
  • 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...
  • Sessions: 'Little surprise' Obama quietly signed the TPP

    02/04/2016 11:40:26 PM PST · by Ray76 · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., charged the Obama administration with quietly signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in New Zealand, and said the White House tried to minimize it because it knows the public isn't pleased with the deal.
  • After Iowa, Trump Showing off Effort to Win in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 10:01:44 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 144 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 6, 2016 | JILL COLVIN AND JEFF HORWITZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    "It's really about asking them whether they're going to get out and vote on Tuesday and whether they support Mr. Trump," McGough said. He said he had made 1,150 calls for Trump on Wednesday alone. Kevin Bray, 51, another volunteer, said he had driven more than 20 hours in the rain from Nixa, Missouri, after seeing the results in Iowa. "Iowa happened and I woke up really irritated," he said. "I said, you know, I want to make a difference." He said he arrived on Wednesday morning and told Trump's team to put him to work. In a back room...
  • Manchester, N.H. ABC News Republican Debate (February 6, 2016)

    02/06/2016 6:52:03 AM PST · by xzins · 24 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | Feb 6 | Ballotpedia
    Date: February 6, 2016 Time: 8:00 pm EDT Location: Manchester, New Hampshire Venue: Saint Anselm College Sponsors: ABC News and IJReview.com Moderators: David Muir and Martha Raddatz Rules for inclusion: Candidates were required to meet the following criteria in order to participate in the debate:[2] “ Here are the three different ways candidates can gain an invitation for the debate stage: 1) Place among the top three candidates ranked according to the popular vote in the Iowa Republican caucuses on Feb. 1, 2016. (OR) 2) Place among the top six candidates in an average of New Hampshire Republican presidential polls...
  • Carson dropout rumors dog Cruz in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 4:36:46 AM PST · by ironman · 196 replies
    Poltico ^ | 02/05/2016 | Kyle Cheney
    Four days after winning the Iowa caucuses, Cruz's team is still struggling to answer questions about whether it relied on trickery to pad its lead by convincing Iowans that Carson - a rival for evangelical votes - was dropping out of the race. What the Cruz campaign initially called a knee-jerk response to ambiguous news reports has been revealed to be a more coordinated effort to steer Carson voters to the Cruz camp amid the chaotic caucus atmosphere. A campaign of tweets, emails and calls to Cruz precinct captains encouraged the rapid spread of the news that Carson would be...
  • Marco Rubio: Election Is About Future, Not 'Resume Competition'

    02/06/2016 6:07:04 AM PST · by Elderberry · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/5/2016 | Alex Jaffe
    Marco Rubio is often compared to Barack Obama on the campaign trail, and he's quick to refute questions over their comparable inexperience before running for president. But there's at least one way the senator from Florida draws his own comparison to Obama - if only to pledge he'll score the big wins for conservatives that Obama did for liberals. "Barack Obama has been the most consequential liberal president since Franklin Roosevelt," Rubio told NBC News' Gabe Gutierrez in a sit-down interview aboard his campaign bus in New Hampshire. Rubio doesn't believe Obama's accomplishments have been good for the country: He...
  • Carson speaker 'devastated' by bogus report

    02/05/2016 9:38:41 PM PST · by Red Steel · 119 replies
    wcf Courier ^ | February 5, 2016 | Pat Kinney
    INDEPENDENCE - This was something new for Naomi Probert: Stand in front of a crowd of 500 people and tell them why she feels someone should be elected president of the United States. The married mother of adopted Haitian children ages 5 and 6 found one candidate spoke to her heart: Dr. Ben Carson. She and her family met Carson, personally, a day earlier in Manchester. The experience only reinforced her support for him. So much so, she was willing to speak on his behalf at her Republican precinct caucus Monday night at Independence High School. In fact, her kids...
  • Ron Paul: Ted Cruz is no libertarian [truth is, libertarians in Iowa stood with Ted]

    02/05/2016 11:14:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Politico ^ | February 5, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Now that Rand Paul is out of the race for the White House his father Ron Paul, who ran in 2008 and 2012, isn't impressed by Ted Cruz's attempts to pick up the "free market" libertarian banner. "You take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz - they think he's for the free market, and [in reality] he's owned by Goldman Sachs. I mean, he and Hillary have more in common than we would have with either Cruz or Trump or any of them so I just don't think there is much picking," Paul said of the Texas...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/06

    02/05/2016 8:59:45 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 224 replies
    My own workup | 02/06/2016 | 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 three days. Only vote on this thread on: 02/06/2016 another thread will pop up five minutes before: 02/07/2016Wait 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...
  • Bobby Jindal throws support behind Marco Rubio

    02/05/2016 6:13:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/05/2016 | By Eugene Scott and Lauren Selsky
    CNN --Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for president."Marco can unify our party. His optimistic message is bringing voters from across the party lines, from across different demographic groups," Jindal told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren. "He can unify our party. He can win this election in November." "I think he's a principled conservative. I think he is the right guy to lead us forward," he added.Jindal, who also was a candidate for president until he dropped his campaign in November, also said he was impressed by Rubio's foreign policy."Marco's been consistent about strengthening...
  • Special Report: Why Obama and other gun control advocates own stock in firearms makers

    02/05/2016 4:42:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 5, 2016 | Tim McLaughlin and Peter Eisler
    Barack Obama might seem an unlikely investor in the firearms industry. But the U.S. president, a fierce advocate for gun regulation, has money in a pension fund that holds stock in gun and ammunition companies. Although Obama's stake is minuscule, worth no more than $30, it reflects a much larger surge of investment. The president is among millions of Americans buying into gun companies - often unwittingly - as mutual funds have increased such holdings to record levels, according to a Reuters analysis of institutional investment in firearms companies. Since Obama was elected in 2009, mutual funds have raised their...
  • Battle for the White House, RCP Poll Averages (Natl Trump 33.2, NH Trump 31.1, SC Trump 36.0)

    02/05/2016 4:26:42 PM PST · by xzins · 32 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5 Feb 16 | RCP
    National: Trump 33.2 Cruz 20.7 Rubio 13.3 Carson 7.8 Bush 4.5 New Hampshire Trump 31.1 Rubio 15.1 Cruz 11.7 Kasich 11.1 Bush 9.7 South Carolina Trump 36.0 Cruz 19.7 Rubio 12.7 Bush 10.0 Carson 8.7
  • Bombshell: Obama to cut border surveillance in half

    02/05/2016 11:30:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 81 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is planning to cut 50 percent of the budget for aerial surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border, agents revealed at a congressional hearing Thursday. In an effort to understand why DHS is cutting funding, Texas's Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, wrote a bi-partisan letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. "Any decrease in aerial observation is not only imprudent, but contradicts the very mission of border security enforcement," the letter states. The lawmakers' letter also asks for detailed information about the reduction aerial-based border security, also known as Operation Phalanx. Abbott and...
  • DHS ordered me to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties

    02/05/2016 1:41:13 PM PST · by Syncro · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 05, 2016, 12:00 pm | by Philip Haney
    February 05, 2016, 12:00 pm DHS ordered me to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties By Philip HaneyAmid the chaos of the 2009 holiday travel season, jihadists planned to slaughter 290 innocent travelers on a Christmas Day flight from the Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan. Twenty-three-year old Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab intended to detonate Northwest Airlines Flight 253, but the explosives in his underwear malfunctioned and brave passengers subdued him until he could be arrested. The graphic and traumatic defeat they planned for the United States failed, that time.Following the attempted attack, President Obama threw the intelligence community under...
  • Catch and Release Reinstated: Border Patrol Asked to Stand Down, Not Enforce Deportations

    02/05/2016 10:19:57 AM PST · by xzins · 29 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2.4.2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Why even have a Border Patrol at all? Or a border, for that matter. President Obama promised transformational change and he has delivered on that promise. In fact, with less than a year left to his presidency, Obama will likely be pulling out all the stops he can. Now, in an abrupt reversal of policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being instructed to release illegal immigrants captured at the border and not force other illegal immigrants to appear at deportations hearings. The Washington Examiner reports that the stand-down order also includes a requirement that "the whereabouts of illegals...
  • What jobs? BLS says 665,000 job LOSSES

    02/05/2016 9:41:02 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/05/16 | Paul Bedard
    New Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there were 665,000 jobs lost in January, a blunt finding that confuses the heralded report that 151,000 jobs were created in January in non-farm payrolls. But who got them? The very same BLS finds that jobs to "native born" and immigrant workers dropped. Ditto for men and women. It is possible that many employees took on a second job, according to analysts. But a difference of 816,000 is too big, one said. Same for the differences in the two surveys the BLS uses to gauge jobs, household data from the Current Population Survey,...
  • Exclusive — 'It’s A Terrible Deal,' Donald Trump Says About Just-Signed Obamatrade

    02/05/2016 9:57:42 AM PST · by Syncro · 50 replies
    Breitbart/Big Government ^ | Feb 5. 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Donald Trump, currently leading in New Hampshire polling ahead of this coming Tuesday's primaries, tells Breitbart News exclusively that the just-signed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Pacific rim trade agreement is a "terrible deal." "It's like all deals that the United States makes under this president, it's a terrible deal," Trump said when asked to react to the news that President...Obama's U.S. Trade Representative just inked the deal officially in Auckland, New Zealand. It's going to allow countries to continue to take advantage of us and take our jobs, take our trade. It's bad for us. It'll allow China to come...
  • Marco Rubio’s 7 Top Achievements in U.S. Senate

    02/05/2016 6:19:27 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 82 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/4/16 | j hahn
    Following Rick Santorum’s inability to name a single achievement of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , the media sought to answer the question for themselves. Yet many reporters appear to have come up empty handed. As The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza writes, a “major part of the problem is that Rubio doesn’t have all that many accomplishments in the Senate.” “When Rubio is asked to name his single greatest achievement in the Senate, do you hear crickets?” tweeted the National Journal’s Ron Fournier. Though Rick Santorum was unable to name the accomplishments of the man he just endorsed, there are...
  • MSNBC's Clinton-Sanders Democratic debate is lowest rated of the season

    02/05/2016 9:43:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 02/05/2016 | by Brian Stelter
    <p>MSNBC's feisty debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton received high marks from political observers, but not high ratings from ordinary viewers.</p> <p>It was the lowest-rated debate of the 2016 election cycle by far, according to preliminary Nielsen data. The debate had a 3.3 household rating in Nielsen's metered markets.</p>
  • Trump: People Who Work Their Ass Off, Not Illegals, Are The Backbone Of This Country

    02/05/2016 9:33:25 AM PST · by xzins · 142 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 4, 2016 | RCP
  • New Globe poll shows Rubio closing in on Trump in N.H. (Trump 29 Rubio 19 Cruz 7)

    02/05/2016 9:32:01 AM PST · by springwater13 · 79 replies
    <p>With four days until New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary, the Republican contest is tightening at the top and churning in the middle as one third of likely Republican voters say they could still change their mind, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll released Friday.</p>
  • Trump: I’ve always liked Ted Cruz and haven’t ruled him out as VP

    02/05/2016 9:08:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/05/2016 | AllahPundit
    One Red State diarist wonders whether Trump’s four-day journey from gracious concession to sober self-reflection about his ground game to shrieking about fraud and a do-over in Iowa to low-key “it’s in the past” dismissal means that he’s actually insane. Old theory: Trump is erratic. New theory: Trump is bananas.I don’t think he’s bananas. I think this is what it looks like when a candidate decides to test out new lines of attack in real time, with the entirety of the media hanging on his every word, instead of with focus groups behind closed doors. In a striking reversal...
  • New Poll Shows Clinton, Sanders Tied -- Hillary's Lead Totally Evaporates In 6 Weeks

    02/05/2016 8:56:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/05/2016 | Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
    Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,The more peoplesee Hillary and Bernie head-to-head, the more people like Bernie. People are starting to get it. They understand the system has morphed into a rigged fraud, and they understand that Sanders really, desperately wants to change it. As much as Idisagree with a lot of Sanders' solutions (his economic statism for example), he clearly despises the status quo, and for many of the right reasons. Sanders is a revolutionary-type candidate, while Clinton is running to be just another placeholder for Wall Street and oligarchical interests.So as the American public...
  • ARG NH Tracking Poll: Trump 36, Rubio 15, Kasich 14, Cruz 12

    02/05/2016 8:09:52 AM PST · by usafa92 · 62 replies
    ARG ^ | 2/5/2016 | ARG
    No article, just link