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  • DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Dropped From Convention After WikiLeaks Scandalt

    07/24/2016 7:35:32 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jul 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee has been dropped from the party’s lineup of convention speakers following WikiLeaks’ release of explosive DNC emails showing members of the organization actively working against the Bernie Sanders campaign. A Democratic insider told CNN that Schultz has been dropped from the lineup to “keep the peace” within the party, amid calls from Sanders’ campaign manager for someone at the DNC to be “held accountable” for the anti-Sanders collusion seen in the leaked emails.
  • Clinton Cash - Official Movie Premiere [till 11pm]

    07/23/2016 5:34:35 PM PDT · by thouworm · 147 replies
    Breitbat/YouTube ^ | 7-23-2016
    Available here without going through the Breitbart loops. Many Freepers never got a reply from Breitbart with a password for access to the movie. Try the YouTube link for the full documentary.
  • Wasserman Schultz furiously pressured MSNBC after it criticized her “unfair” treatment of Sanders

    07/23/2016 9:42:06 PM PDT · by catnipman · 19 replies
    Saloon ^ | 7/22/2016 | Ben Norton
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, was furious when she was criticized by MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. Wasserman Schultz called for Brzezinski to “apologize” and told her co-worker Chuck Todd “this must stop.” The DNC chair even complained to MSNBC’s president.
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Chair Told Chuck Todd Negative Coverage ‘Must Stop’ (Debbie Owns Chuck)

    07/23/2016 8:46:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 61 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | July 22nd, 2016
    Part of the cache of emails from top DNC officials reveals that DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz took issue with the negative coverage coming from MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, going so far as to email NBC’s Chuck Todd to tell the anchor that it “must stop.” The email was sent on May 18 to Todd with the subject “Chuck, this must stop.” In the email, Wasserman Schultz forwards Todd an article from Breitbart‘s Ian Hanchett glossing the criticism Wasserman Schultz had received from the Morning Joe co-host. Brzenzinski is quoted as saying that Wasserman Schultz “should step down” over her poor...
  • Michael Moore on Kaine Pick: Progressives Will ‘Stay Home’

    07/23/2016 3:25:27 PM PDT · by GilGil · 57 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/23/2016 | Breitbart News
    Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore was more than disappointed with Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate, predicting Kaine would not excite the liberal base to go to the polls. He contrasted Clinton’s pick with Indiana Governor Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, who Moore predicted would excite the GOP base.
  • CNN probably regrets polling viewers after Trump’s RNC speech because, well… WOW

    07/23/2016 2:46:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 56 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Binder
    For viewers, a whopping 57 percent said they had a “very positive” reaction to the speech, while only 24 percent said the speech had a “negative effect.” Even more incredible for Trump was that 73 percent of viewers said the policies proposed in the speech would move the country in the “right direction,” with only 24 percent saying otherwise. The speech left 56 percent of viewers saying they are “more likely” to vote for Trump.
  • Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

    07/23/2016 1:19:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    AP ^ | July 23, 2016 | Stephen Braun Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Several emails posted by Wikileaks on its document disclosure website show DNC officials scoffing at Sanders and his supporters and in one instance, questioning his commitment to his Jewish religion. Some emails also show DNC and White House officials mulling whether to invite guests with controversial backgrounds to Democratic party events. Although Wikileaks' posting of...
  • Art Laffer: Trump Should Win Easily

    07/23/2016 11:48:27 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 47 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | JUL 19, 2016 | FRED BARNES
    Art Laffer is a famous economist, one of the brains behind President Ronald Reagan's supply-side tax cuts in 1981. But he was also a political adviser to Reagan and other presidential candidates. Based on history rather than polls or demographics, he insists Donald Trump will win the presidential race—and win easily. History is an argument not often heard in presidential elections except in one case: the likelihood that after one party holds the White House for eight years, that party probably won't win four more years. The one exception in the past half-century was the election of George H.W. Bush...
  • Bill O'Reilly Hits Home Run On America's Race Problems - Destroys Jesse, Sharpton, Obama, CBC

    07/23/2016 8:22:15 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 71 replies
    CNS News ^ | Bill O'Reilly
    Incredible video at link. O'Reilly tells truth about race problem in America. In the process, he destroys the race-baiting poverty pimps Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus. Watch it and you will be armed with facts to defeat any liberal race argument.
  • 'I am German': Munich gunman in furious exchange with bystander

    07/23/2016 2:33:45 AM PDT · by Enchante · 138 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 23, 2016 | Bonnie Malkin
    Video has emerged appearing to show the gunman who shot dead at least nine people in Munich involved a furious argument with a witness, shouting “I am German!” and complaining of being bullied. The shooter, who was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was identified by German police as an 18-year-old with dual German and Iranian nationality. He had no criminal record. In the footage, which was posted on Twitter, an unseen man can be heard shouting abuse at another man, who is clad all in black and pacing on the top floor of an empty car park.
  • Tim Kaine accepted $160K in gifts as governor

    07/22/2016 7:26:39 PM PDT · by randita · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/30/16 | REBECCA SHABAD
    Sen. Tim Kaine legally accepted more than $162,000 in gifts when he served as lieutenant governor and governor of Virginia.. The disclosures have been publicly available for years, but they could be under some scrutiny now, since Kaine has been floated as a possible vice presidential pick for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Virginia Democrat disclosed the gifts from 2001 to 2009, according to reports filed by the Virginia Public Access Project, which Politico reported. Most of the gifts were for travel to and from political conferences and events. Accepting gifts is legal under Virginia's lax ethics rules, and...
  • Hillary Picks ‘Boring’ Senator Tim Kaine as Veep

    07/22/2016 6:46:33 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 129 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Jul 22, 2016
    The Kaine pick represents the last death of hope for the more radical wing of the Democrat party that supported Bernie Sanders and were hoping for a running mate such as Senator Elizabeth Warren. Clinton is said to have been looking at other choices such as Senator Cory Booker, who is black, and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, who is Hispanic, but instead went with Kaine who is white, male and a consummate Democrat political insider — having served as the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2009 until 2011, in addition to stints as Governor and Lieutenant Governor...
  • State Dept. Official Convicted Of Steering Iraq Dairy Contracts To Son

    07/22/2016 6:59:19 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 22-July-2016 | Kathryn Watson
    A former Department of State official is headed to prison for conspiring to steer $2 million in sole-source micro-dairy contracts to his son’s business, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Kenneth Apple faces up to 20 years behind bars after a federal jury in Virginia convicted him Thursday of ensuring the State Department awarded four contracts for creating milk-processing factories in Iraq to Xtreme Global Logistics Solutions (XGLS). Apple’s son, Jonathan Apple, owned 50 percent of the Montana-based company, the DOJ said. Apple — a State Department agricultural advisor from Oregon in charge of micro-dairy contract oversight in Iraq...
  • Trump probably can't win Ohio, says state's governor, John Kasich

    07/22/2016 4:42:55 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 240 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | Andrew Seidman
    A "divider" like GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will have a hard time winning Ohio, an important battleground that could help decide the election in November, said Buckeye State Gov. John Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate. "Ohio's a snapshot of the country. People in Ohio want to see a positive agenda, a positive way to move forward," Kasich said Friday in an interview at the Union League of Philadelphia. He attended a fund-raiser for Brian Fitzpatrick, a Bucks County Republican running for an open congressional seat. Kasich's remarks came a day after Trump accepted the Republican Party's nomination at...
  • Stefan Molyneux - Donald Trump's RNC Speech for Democrats

    07/22/2016 3:50:40 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/22/2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-jSrS49dss&app=desktop
  • Wikileaks: DNC plot to smear @realDonaldTrump by planting fake ads for hot women in Craigslist

    07/22/2016 3:01:23 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 30 replies
    Disgusting.
  • Ted Cruz and the Trump Takeover

    07/22/2016 6:12:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time. At the Cow Palace in San Francisco in July of 1964, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, having been defeated by Barry Goldwater, took the podium to introduce a platform plank denouncing "extremism." Implication: Goldwater's campaign is saturated with extremists. Purpose: Advertise Rocky's superior morality. Smug and self-righteous, Rocky brayed at the curses and insults, "It's a free country, ladies and gentlemen." Rocky was finished. He would never win the nomination. Richard Nixon took...
  • 'Shots fired' in Munich shopping centre, German police deployed

    07/22/2016 9:37:09 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 562 replies
    Shots have been fired in a Munich shopping centre and a major police operation is under way German media is reporting. Reports say the area round the shopping centre in the district of Moosach has been sealed off, but details of the incident are sketchy. The security forces have been on alert after a migrant stabbed five people on a train in Bavaria on Monday. The authorities had warned of the danger of further attacks.
  • Obama: Trump's doom-and-gloom doesn't match reality

    07/22/2016 11:32:52 AM PDT · by GilGil · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/22/2106 | Kevin Liptak
    The deeply pessimistic outlook that Donald Trump offered at this week's Republican National Convention doesn't match reality, President Barack Obama insisted on Friday. Noting he didn't watch Trump's prime-time acceptance speech on Thursday -- "I've got a lot of stuff to do" -- Obama said he read news coverage of the remarks. And he said they didn't match most Americans' experiences. "This idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn't really jibe with the experience of most people," Obama said during a press conference in the White House East Room...
  • Russian warplanes reportedly bombed US base in Syria [last month]

    07/22/2016 7:37:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    fo.com ^ | 07/22/2016
    Russian warplanes reportedly bombed a secret military base in Syria used by elite American and British forces last month. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Russian strike on the CIA-linked site was part of a campaign by Russia to pressure the White House to agree to closer cooperation in the Syrian skies, U.S. military and intelligence officials said. Despite the fact that some forces could have been killed and the bombing dampened relations between Russia and the Pentagon and CIA, the White House and State Department still persued a compromise. The U.S. and Russia agreed to a pact...
  • Trump offers dark vision of America in speech

    07/22/2016 7:23:15 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 115 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 22, 2016 | Reena Flores
    On the final night of a convention filled with mishaps -- of the plagiarism, non-endorsement varieties -- Donald Trump painted a bleak picture of America, even as he officially accepted the Republican party's nomination for presidency. His name was stamped in bold font across the convention hall jumbotron as he walked on stage. "I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States," Trump began his speech. He paused for a moment before departing from his prepared remarks to join the audience in chanting: "USA! USA! USA!" At this point, Trump couldn't help but gloat a...
  • Networks On Trump: A "Dark Speech" From A "Vengeful" "Demagogue"

    07/22/2016 7:08:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 69 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 22, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    The three networks on Thursday night immediately derided Donald Trump’s “dark speech” as one coming from a “vengeful” “demagogue.” On NBC, Tom Brokaw allowed that “some” will see Trump as on a “white horse who will lead them to some kind of sanctuary and then pull the drawbridge up.” But he sneered, “Others looking in are going to see someone they will only think as a demagogue of some kind.”
  • PEACE, PROSPERITY, LAW AND ORDER

    07/21/2016 9:39:58 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies
    Donald Trump accepted the nomination of the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential race by pledging to bring America “Peace, prosperity, law and order.” We will be a country of generosity and warmth,” he said. “But we will also be a country of law and order.” Trump said attacks on police and terrorism at home and abroad “threaten our very way of life. Any politicians who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country.” “I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end,” he...
  • AP SOURCES: KAINE EMERGES AS FAVORITE IN CLINTON'S VP SEARCH

    STERLING, Virginia (AP) -- Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has emerged as the leading contender to join the Democratic ticket as Hillary Clinton's running mate, according to two Democrats,
  • Republican Party Unifies Around Donald Trump Amidst Circus-Like Atmosphere Outside the RNC

    07/21/2016 8:33:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 99 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | July 21, 2016 | Sarah Glover
    More than 2,000 delegates packed the Quicken Loans Arena to rally behind Donald Trump and his campaign for president. Suspense built inside and outside the arena for Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump's speech. The crowd chanted "USA, USA" as Trump formally accepted the nomination and went on to say safety will be restored in America.
  • Turkey and Erdogan: Here comes the (real) caliphate

    07/21/2016 4:10:49 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 47 replies
    FOX NEWS Opinion ^ | July 21, 2016 | Ralph Peters
    If today’s Western leaders possess one general trait, it’s a genius for self-deception. Insisting that Islamist terror has nothing to do with Islam, or that religion has no strategic impact, or that all human beings want freedom and democracy, amounts to declaring that up is down, right is left and night is day. And midnight is coming for millions in Turkey, even as we insist that a dying flashlight is the sun. (...)
  • Trump wins backing of social conservative leader

    07/21/2016 5:06:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | July 21, 2016 | AP
    CLEVELAND — The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT): 7:45 p.m. The head of the socially conservative Family Research Council is promising to vote for Donald Trump. Tony Perkins is the first speaker on Thursday night's program at the Republican National Convention. Perkins — who's also a Louisiana delegate — says Trump has demonstrated his commitment to religious conservative values through his promise to appoint conservative judges, his support for the GOP platform and the selection of running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
  • Humana To Leave Vast Majority Of Obamacare Markets After Massive Losses

    07/21/2016 5:01:30 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 60 replies
    Humana, one of the largest health care providers in the country, has made the decision to eventually leave the vast majority of the Obamacare markets. Out of the 23 Obamacare co-ops that were established only seven remain, virtually all of them under threat of folding by the end of this year.
  • Exclusive: Cops Fear for Ted Cruz's Safety As They Offer To Step Up Protection For Senator

    07/21/2016 2:36:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 140 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 14:35 EST, 21 July 2016 | By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com In Cleveland, Ohio
    The U.S. Capitol Police have offered to provide additional security protection for Texas Senator Ted Cruz following angry confrontations on the floor of the GOP convention in Cleveland, a law enforcement source tells DailyMail.com. The offer of extra protection came hours after Cruz left the Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday night being subjected to taunts and boos after he refused to endorse Donald Trump and instead urged Americans to vote their 'conscience.' His wife, Heidi Cruz, had to be hustled out of the arena by a Cruz supporter fearful for her security. Cruz addressed Texas delegates Thursday morning and got furious...
  • Marine vet, 81, held hostage in motel room for 4 years, police reveal

    07/21/2016 1:50:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox News.com via AP ^ | July 21, 2016
    HIGHLANDS, N.Y. – A man held an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in his squalid motel room for at least four years in order to steal his benefits checks, authorities said Thursday. for 4 years, police reveal Published July 21, 2016 Associated Press Facebook339 Twitter194 livefyre608 Email Print Perry Coniglio. Perry Coniglio. (Highlands Police Dept.) HIGHLANDS, N.Y. – A man held an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in his squalid motel room for at least four years in order to steal his benefits checks, authorities said Thursday. Perry Coniglio was arrested Tuesday in his room adjoining the victim's at a...
  • Roger Ailes resigns; Rupert Murdoch becomes chairman and acting CEO of Fox News.

    07/21/2016 1:42:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 21, 2016
    NEW YORK – 21st Century Fox today announced that Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, and Chairman of Fox Television Stations, has resigned from his role effective immediately. Rupert Murdoch will assume the role of Chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman, 21st Century Fox, said: “Roger Ailes has made a remarkable contribution to our company and our country. Roger shared my vision of a great and independent television organization and executed it brilliantly over 20 great years. Fox News has given voice to...
  • Cruz camp blasts Christie: He 'turned over his political testicles long ago'

    07/21/2016 10:03:19 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 127 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 7/21/2106 | Matt Arco
    CLEVELAND — Sen. Ted Cruz's camp fired back at Chris Christie Thursday, accusing the governor of having "turned over his political testicles long ago." Jeff Roe, Cruz's former campaign manager, took to the airwaves to hit New Jersey's governor after Christie spent lthe morning and last night trashing Cruz after the Texas lawmaker failed to endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. "That guy turned over his political testicles long ago," Roe said on the Chris Stigall Show on Philadelphia radio. "So I don't take what he has to say with any meaning. You...
  • ARG National Poll: Clinton 43 Trump 42 (Trump Leads Independents by 18)

    07/21/2016 9:30:17 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 28 replies
    ARG/Huff Post Pollster ^ | 7/21/2106 | ARG
    No article just the link to HuffPost.
  • Turkey suspends European Convention on Human Rights in wake of failed coup

    07/21/2016 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 21, 2016 | Kareem Shaheen in Ankara
    Turkey has said it will suspend the European Convention on Human Rights during a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of last weekend’s coup attempt. “Turkey will suspend the European Convention on Human Rights insofar as it does not conflict with its international obligations,” the deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmus, was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency. The state of emergency will allow the government to rule by decree, passing bills that have the force of the rule of law unless they are overturned by parliament, where the majority of MPs belong to the ruling Justice...
  • Donald Trump Sets Conditions for Defending NATO Allies Against Attack (Praises Erdogan!)

    07/21/2016 5:02:26 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 121 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 20, 2016 | By DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    For example, asked about Russia’s threatening activities that have unnerved the small Baltic States that are among the more recent entrants into NATO, Mr. Trump said that if Russia attacked them, he would decide whether to come to their aid only after reviewing whether those nations “have fulfilled their obligations to us.” Mr. Trump had nothing but praise for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country’s increasingly authoritarian but democratically elected leader. “I give great credit to him for being able to turn that around,” Mr. Trump said of the coup attempt on Friday night. “Some people say that it was...
  • Heidi Cruz Rushed Out By Security After Crowd Turns On Ted Cruz

    07/20/2016 7:42:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 247 replies
    mashable.com ^ | July 21, 2016
    Heidi Cruz, wife of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, was reportedly rushed out of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night after the crowd turned on her husband at the end of his speech. Boos rained down on Ted Cruz as he issued a speech calling for people to vote on their "conscience" and declining to officially endorse Donald Trump, despite loud calls for him to do so from the crowd. With her is Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia, who has also been firmly anti-Trump. Cuccinelli reportedly confirmed to journalists that he helped Heidi Cruz leave the scene...
  • Roger Stone: Ted Cruz 'is a dumb son of a bitch'

    07/20/2016 9:36:29 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    "By Ted Cruz not supporting the nominee, he's exempted himself from real conservatives," he said. "No voter gives a crap about what Ted Cruz does. The only person this hurts is Ted Cruz..." "Ted Cruz thinks he's Ronald Reagan. The problem is he's not anything near Reagan in terms of being an inspiring, likable figure," Stone said. "He's a dumb son of a bitch who thinks he's smarter than everybody else." "He's a despicable human being," he added
  • Erdogan declares state of emergency

    07/20/2016 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/16 | Elad Benari
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday evening declared a three-month state of emergency following last week's failed coup, Sky News reported. In a speech in which he announced the state of emergency, Erdogan warned there "may be more plans" from dissidents to try and overthrow the government again. He added that the state of emergency was in order to "take the most efficient steps in order to remove this threat as soon as possible, which is a threat to democracy, to the rule of law, and to the rights and freedoms of citizens in our country". Earlier, noted Sky...
  • Gary Johnson hints at possible Jeb Bush endorsement

    07/20/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | KELLY COHEN
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson hinted Wednesday that former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush might be considering an endorsement. "I can't say that we haven't had conversations," Johnson said in a Wednesday afternoon conversation on CNN from Cleveland. "But no push on the conversations." Johnson said he has also had conversations with 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney. When asked who initiated the conversations, Johnson replied, "Not me." When asked if the former Florida governor has called him, Johnson added quickly, "I don't want to — I want to protect the innocent.
  • Federal appeals court orders changes to Texas voter ID law

    07/20/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/2/16 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas – A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' strict voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and ordered changes before the November election. ADVERTISEMENT The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructs a lower court to make changes that fix the "discriminatory effect" of the 2011 law, but to do so in a way that disrupts this year's election season as little as possible. President Barack Obama's administration took the unusual step of deploying the weight of the U.S. Justice Department into the case when it challenged the law, which requires Texas residents...
  • These 3 Conservative Policies Have Allowed Indiana’s Economy to Flourish

    07/20/2016 11:22:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 07/06/2016 | Sen. Dan Coats
    1. Reduce Bureaucratic Red Tape Republican leaders made it easier to do business in Indiana. They reduced bureaucratic red tape and eliminated many unnecessary regulations. Rather than burdening employers and trying to micromanage how businesses operate, Republicans put in place policies that have allowed our state to grow. 2. Balance the Budget The state put its fiscal house in order. Statehouse leaders cut government spending, balanced the budget, created a surplus, and built a near record reserve fund. Indiana earned a triple-A credit rating in 2010 and has maintained it ever since. These strategies help put the state in a...
  • The Hostage Air Base – and Its Hydrogen Bombs

    07/20/2016 11:00:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 144 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2016 | Stephen D. Bryen and Shoshana Bryen
    The United States runs its air operations against ISIS in Iraq from Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. The base, used by other NATO forces as well, is not American. It is Turkish, and the U.S. needs government permission to fly from there. Since the 15 July coup attempt in Ankara, U.S. forces at Incirlik are essentially hostages to the Turkish government. The Turkish base commander and his aides have been arrested; U.S. personnel are confined to base; outside power has been cut off; and while the U.S. has been permitted to resume operations over Iraq and Syria, it is working...
  • Conservatives to Cruz: Time to back Trump

    07/20/2016 9:21:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 85 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2016 | Katie Glueck |
    Even some diehard loyalists say he needs to set aside lingering bitterness and get behind the GOP nominee. They volunteered for Ted Cruz, gave him campaign money and still adore the Texas senator. But now it’s time, say even some of his longtime loyalists, for Cruz to finally endorse Donald Trump. Cruz, who will address the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, remains one of the GOP’s most prominent holdouts, refusing to back his presidential primary rival even as most other Trump critics have come around — if only with their noses plugged.
  • The laid-off journalist that was first to call Melania Trump's speech (TR)

    07/20/2016 8:42:43 AM PDT · by shortstop · 83 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 07/20/16 | Sara DiNatale
    Jarrett Hill was sitting in a Los Angeles Starbucks scrolling through Twitter and answering Facebook messages while listening to Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday night. Something made him stop. It was the phrase "strength of your dreams." "It kind of made me pause for a minute," Hill told The New York Times. "I remembered that line from Michelle Obama's speech." Not bad for a guy chilling at a coffee shop. Except, Hill is actually a trained journalist who not long ago was laid off from a broadcast job. According to his LinkedIn profile, his last...
  • Turkey's power cutoff to Incirlik Air Base a problem for Pentagon

    07/19/2016 11:50:43 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 75 replies
    cnn ^ | July 19, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    The US military is doing "prudent planning" in case it needs to move its anti-ISIS operations out of Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey following the country's failed coup, several US defense officials told CNN Tuesday. The Turkish government cut off the power to the base after the coup attempt took place Friday, leaving it without a commercial power supply for four days and counting. The Pentagon has been able to fully operate the base through generator power but said it would be difficult to continue indefinitely. The Turks still have not given a clear explanation about why they cut...
  • CNN is trolled!

    07/19/2016 7:25:34 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 115 replies
    07/19/16 | me
    3 CNN anchors discussing Don Jr's speech while onlooking delegates are holding up signs: "Clinton News Network", and "Don't Believe the Liberal Media". I laughed out loud and got dizzy as the camera kept trying to avoid the signs. Hope you saw it.
  • Social media explodes with more Trump plagiarism allegations

    07/19/2016 10:11:33 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 91 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/19/2016 | Javier Panzar
    Another day, another speech by a member of the Trump family — and another round of plagiarism charges coursing through social media. The Daily Show's Twitter account seemed to pounce first when it pointed out lines from Donald Trump Jr.'s speech that seemed to be identical to words first used in a May article by F.H. Buckley in The American Conservative called "Trump vs. the New Class."
  • Nervous! Scott Walker Sends Fundraising Letter for Paul Ryan: Nehlen ‘Paul’s Toughest Fight Yet’

    07/19/2016 3:35:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19,2016 | JULIA HAHN
    After losing the Republican presidential primary, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has decided to back House Speaker Paul Ryan in his contentious primary battle against Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen. Nehlen is running on a pro-America platform arguing, in contrast to Ryan, that the needs of American citizens should be a Congressman’s first priority. If elected, Nehlen would likely join the pro-America wing of the GOP Congress led by Sen. Jeff Sessions and Congressman Dave Brat. By contrast, Speaker Ryan is the ideological leader of the globalist wing of the Republican Party. Ryan emphasizes that the needs of foreign citizens are equal...
  • Obama Pens Open Letter To America’s Police Officers

    07/19/2016 2:36:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | July 19, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    President Barack Obama wrote an open letter to law enforcement officers on Tuesday in which he reiterated “full-throated support” for America’s boys in blue and deemed “any attack on police [as] an unjustified attack on all of us.” Obama opened by praising police for “time and again, [making] the split-second decisions that could mean life or death for you and many others in harm’s way.”“Every day, you accept this responsibility and you see your colleagues do their difficult, dangerous jobs with equal valor,” he added. “I want you to know that the American people see it, too. We recognize it,...
  • 'It's Working:' New Analysis Shows Insurers Losing Tens of Millions Annually on Obamacare

    07/19/2016 11:10:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2016 | Guy Benson
    It's not just United Health, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and boutique commercial insurers initially praised by the president as a model for his massive healthcare experiment. The trend of health insurance providers losing money on Obamacare's disproportionately older and sicker (and therefore more expensive to cover) enrollees is a nationwide problem that's driving companies out of the individual market and forcing rates upward. Fewer choices, higher costs, and disappointing enrollment statistics. Via John Sexton, here's a Politico report on the 'Affordable' Care Act's unstable, unsustainable status quo: For the insurance companies doing business in the state–the ones issuing policies to those 600,000 people–Obamacare has turned into a financial sinkhole....