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  • Antonin Scalia, Conservative Legal Giant

    02/14/2016 8:57:53 AM PST · by NRx · 1 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02-13-2016 | Ross Douthat
    Antonin Scalia, dead unexpectedly this weekend at 79, was not the most politically powerful justice during his three decades on the Supreme Court. That distinction belonged to the court's two swing votes, Sandra Day O'Connor and then Anthony M. Kennedy, respectively the philosopher queen and king of our fraying republican order. Unlike them, Scalia did not have the opportunity to write all his preferences into the law of the land. For every victory he won, there was a sharp defeat; for every important majority opinion a stinging, quotable dissent. And on the issues he cared the most about - abortion,...
  • Ted Cruz Plans to Filibuster Any Supreme Court Nominee Made by President Obama

    02/14/2016 8:03:22 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 48 replies
    ABC ^ | Feb 14, 2016, 10:04 AM ET | JESSICA HOPPER
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz said on “This Week” that he plans to filibuster any Supreme Court nominee made by President Obama to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Cruz described the Supreme Court vacancy left by Scalia as having a "profound impact" on the Republican primary that will change the contours of the presidential race. He argued voters -- not a "lame-duck president" -- should decide who will replace the longtime conservative judge who died Saturday. "This is a 5-4 court -- the next election needs to be a referendum on the court," Cruz told ABC News' George...
  • Conservative Party Officially Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    02/14/2016 7:52:15 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    ConservativePartyUSA.org ^ | February 14, 2016
    2016 PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENTFor Immediate Release:  Conservative Party Officially Endorses Ted Cruz For PresidentAfter careful consideration and serious reflection, the Conservative Party is pleased to announce it officially endorses Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for President of these United States.Ted Cruz is a solid conservative patriot who has a keen understanding of what is needed to save America from the liberal-induced moral and social decline and the duplicity of a cowardly, hidebound Republican Party establishment that refuses to stop it.Senator Cruz is a shining example of what it really means to be a true social, constitutional and fiscal conservative.   His undergraduate, law...
  • Poll: South Carolina still solidly for Donald Trump (Trump 42, Cruz 20, Rubio 15, Kasich 9, Jeb 6)

    02/14/2016 7:38:31 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/14/16 | Anthony Salvanto, Fred Backus, Jennifer De Pinto, Sarah Dutton
    Poll: South Carolina still solidly for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton The CBS News Battleground Tracker poll Donald Trump keeps a large lead in South Carolina, bolstered by support from conservatives and also from evangelical voters, who make up a large share of the electorate here. Ted Cruz is in second place, but well behind Trump. Cruz has the support of those who consider themselves very conservative, but trails Trump among all conservatives as well as moderates. John Kasich has gotten a little bounce out of his surprisingly strong showing in New Hampshire, but he may be limited here by the...
  • Immigration at the high court: The coming decision

    02/14/2016 7:09:00 AM PST · by Elderberry · 19 replies
    philly.com ^ | 2/14/2016 | Josh Blackman
    This spring, in United States v. Texas, the Supreme Court will decide the legality of President Obama's executive action on immigration, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Critically, the court ordered the Obama administration to answer a pivotal question: Whether DAPA "violates the take-care clause of the Constitution." In 225 years, the Supreme Court has never had occasion to ask the president whether he has reneged on his oath to take care that the laws are faithfully executed. In June, the Supreme Court may provide an answer to this foundational question. On Nov. 20, 2014, the president...
  • Cruz OpEd: John Roberts Should Be A Quick Confirm

    02/14/2016 5:18:34 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 85 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | July 20 2005
    This week, the president announced his intention to nominate John Roberts to be a Supreme Court justice. His nomination has been met with widespread praise, from left and right. Nevertheless, there are some who have raised complaints that his two years on the bench provide insufficient record for them to assess (and attack) his jurisprudence. That complaint misses the mark for three reasons.
  • Malkin: RNC Approved Debate Moderator: Beltway Elitist John "Pulverizer" Dickerson

    02/13/2016 10:20:59 PM PST · by Syncro · 32 replies
    conservativereview ^ | February 13, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Malkin: RNC Approved Debate Moderator: Beltway Elitist John "Pulverizer" Dickerson Who is the moderator of tonight's South Carolina GOP debate? He's another not-so-moderate, card-carrying member of the D.C. media ruling class.John Dickerson is the host of Face the Nation onCBSNews, political director for the network, and a longtime political correspondent forSlateand Time magazine. If there were ever a poster boy for inside-the-Beltway journalism, Dickerson is it.*snip* Perhaps most notoriously, Dickerson penned a screed last year advising President Obama to "Go for the Throat!"; "declare war on the Republican Party;" and "pulverize" his political enemiesover gun control, climate change, and immigration.Dickerson...
  • Trump Only Candidate to Address 1,400 Indianapolis Workers Whose Jobs Are Being Sent to Mexico

    02/13/2016 9:35:55 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 132 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 13
    During tonight's CBS Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump was the only candidate to address the news that Carrier will be sending hundreds of American jobs to Mexico. The GOP frontrunner said that under a President Trump, Carrier would stay and "build in the United States because we are killing ourselves with trade pacts that are no good for us and no good for our workers." Video footage emerged yesterday, which went viral, capturing the anger and heartache of 1,400 Indianapolis workers who were informed that they soon would be out of work, as their company will be sending their jobs...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/14

    02/13/2016 9:00:04 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 162 replies
    My own workup | 02/14/2016 | 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 South Carolina Primary takes place insix days. Only vote on this thread on: 02/14/2016 another thread will pop up moments before: 02/15/2016Wait 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...
  • Nastiest GOP Debate Yet

    02/13/2016 8:29:54 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 247 replies
    politico.com ^ | February 13
    An all-out brawl broke out on Saturday night's debate stage, as the GOP candidates viciously tried to wound each other ahead of next weekend's South Carolina primary. Donald Trump skewered Jeb Bush for standing by his brother and the Iraq War. Bush slammed John Kasich for supporting Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. Marco Rubio and Trump called Ted Cruz a serial liar, and Cruz bit back, retorting that Rubio is weak on undocumented immigrants
  • Syrian army gains ground around Aleppo, looks to Raqqa

    02/13/2016 8:41:37 PM PST · by Mariner · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13th, 2016 | By Paul Carrel, Shadia Nasralla and Tom Perry
    Russia said on Saturday a Syria ceasefire plan was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes took rebel ground near Aleppo and set their sights on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province. International divisions over Syria surfaced anew at a Munich conference where Russia rejected French charges that it was bombing civilians, just a day after world powers agreed on the "cessation of hostilities" due to begin in a week's time. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated accusations that Russia was hitting "legitimate opposition groups" and civilians with its bombing...
  • Obama to comment on Scalia's death

    02/13/2016 5:27:42 PM PST · by bryan999 · 133 replies
    Obama to Comment on Scalia's Death Soon CNN Newsroom Saturday 8PM ET
  • Unbelievable ARG SC Poll

    02/13/2016 4:41:10 PM PST · by dlt · 51 replies
    American Research Group website ^ | 2-13-16 | American Research Group
    South Carolina Likely Republican Primary Voters Feb 12-13 Trump 35% Kasich 15% Rubio 14% Cruz 12% Bush 10%
  • REPORT: Ted Cruz Entered US Illegally in 1974

    02/13/2016 9:12:01 AM PST · by Dana1960 · 607 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. a retired colonel with 29 years of experience in the US Army Reserve, argues that Senator Ted Cruz entered the United States illegally as a child in 1974. His parents failed to file a CRBA form which is required by US law. Ted’s parents did not fill out the required form until 1986.
  • Fight Over Scalia replacement heats up as Democrats demand vote this year

    02/13/2016 3:54:13 PM PST · by fella · 120 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 23 Feb 2016 | Steve Dinnin
    The battle over replacing Justice Antonin Scalia was already underway Saturday afternoon, an unseemly few hours after news of his death shook Washington, with Democrats insisting President Obama should be able to name a quick replacement. With the court now divided between four Republican-appointed justices and four Democratic picks, Mr. Obama would have a chance to tilt the bench decidedly to the left, and liberal lawmakers said he should have that chance.
  • The Senate Is Very Unlikely To Confirm A Scalia Replacement This Year(McConnell weighs in)

    02/13/2016 3:34:09 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 90 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 2-13-2016 | John Stanton
    WASHINGTON - The unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia creates a complicated situation in Washington to determine his replacement on the high court. Republicans are extremely unlikely to confirm anyone that President Barack Obama nominates in the final months of his second term to replace a justice considered a major pillar of modern conservatism - a position that top Republicans, Republican operatives, and presidential candidates already have made clear on Saturday evening. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new...
  • Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices [11-12-15]

    02/13/2016 3:09:19 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2015 Conservatives unhappy with U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare heard a powerful argument Thursday for defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton: The next president could appoint as many as four justices. When the next president takes the oath of office in January 2017, three current justices will be at least 80 years old: conservative Antonin Scalia (80), swing voter Anthony M. Kennedy (80) and liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83). Liberal Justice Stephen G. Breyer will be 78....
  • Cruz: Scalia 'changed the course of legal history'

    02/13/2016 2:49:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday was quick laud Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on the news of his death Saturday, saying he "changed the course of legal history." "Today our nation mourns the loss of one of the greatest Justices in history - Justice Antonin Scalia," Cruz said in a statement to The Hill. "A Champion of our liberties and a stalwart defender of the Constitution, he will go down as one of the few Justices who single-handedly changed the course of legal history." Cruz praised Scalia for his forceful opinions on the court, including the controversial 2008 District of...
  • Trump weighs in on Carrier relocation to Mexico

    02/13/2016 1:21:48 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 276 replies
    RTV6.COM ^ | 13 FEBRUARY 2016 | RTV6.COM
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Donald Trump is weighing in on the news that Carrier is moving from Indianapolis to Mexico. 1,400 workers at the heating, cooling, air conditioning, and refrigeration company got word Wednesday that the plant was being relocated to Monterrey.
  • Cruz’s misleading attack that Trump ‘convinced’ the gov to ‘bulldoze’ a widow’s home

    02/13/2016 10:23:41 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 297 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | February 13, 2016 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    "Trump bankrolled politicians to steamroll the little guy, a pattern of sleaze stretching back decades. Worse? Trump still supports eminent domain today." Who knew such a wonky topic would find its way into political attacks in the Republican presidential race? An ad released this week by Ted Cruz's presidential campaign lodged a renewed attack on Donald Trump's support for eminent domain and alleged use of the government's powers for private gain, to bully an elderly woman out of her home. There are two problematic aspects of this ad: the misleading headlines that accompany the narration and the cherry-picked footage of...
  • Online groups sleuthing to call out phony military careers

    02/13/2016 7:02:37 AM PST · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 2/13/16 | Dolasinski
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — It takes a mere glance for Tim Howle to see through the nonsense. A military uniform adorned with every award a service member can earn is a dead giveaway. He hopes he's wrong, but sometimes an impersonator is blatantly lying and receiving financial benefits based on those lies. That's where Howle draws the line. "It's just about righting wrong," Howle said. "We hold certain values of honesty and integrity as a basis for our being. If nobody else is going to stand up to these guys, we feel we have to do it." Howle...
  • Coulter's W&L mock convention speech

    02/13/2016 2:41:11 AM PST · by tgdunbar · 32 replies
    Facebook ^ | 02/12/2016 | Ann Coulter
    As Miss Coulter explains in her Washington and Lee University Mock Convention speech: Immigration, Immigration, Immigration
  • When did Freepers turn so nasty? (vanity)

    02/12/2016 10:04:27 PM PST · by Optimist · 321 replies
    vanity | 2/12/2016 | Optimist
    Over the past several months, Free Republic has begun to show an ugly side of its members. Although admittedly comprised of many strong-willed, opinion-charged individuals presenting thoughtful, conservative insights into the topics of the day, this forum has begun to show a seamier side as the Trump-Cruz-Rubio-Carson 2016 Primary heated up. You all know what I mean. Many of you have either been at the giving or receiving end of EMOTIONALLY-charged attacks against various candidates or even individuals as their supporters. Herewith a few thoughts I would like to share: Passion for a candidate and buying into the campaign is...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/13

    02/12/2016 9:00:02 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 197 replies
    My own workup | 02/13/2016 | 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 South Carolina Primary takes place inseven days. STEALTH LINKS ...to the FR Caucus threads are a new feature to help you find the caucus each day. After the thread drops off the Front Page listing, I start posting stealth links.. If you see what looks like a blank post by me, move your cursor over the post slowly. A note will pop up, and you can click...
  • Report: Criminologists, Economists Find Benefits to Gun Ownership

    02/12/2016 7:41:52 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/10/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Report: Criminologists, Economists Find Benefits to Gun Ownership This past December marked three years since the massacre at Sandy Hook. Commemorating the anniversary, President Obama took to Facebook to pen a post that wondered how we as a nation explain congressional inaction on gun control to the victims' families. This type of rhetoric has been a common refrain from the president in the wake of other mass shootings since Newtown and the near-daily shootings in cities like Chicago. But despite attempts by President Obama, congressional Democrats, and the gun control lobby to push for stricter gun laws as the answer...
  • Trump says he is running campaign of 'great optimism'

    02/12/2016 7:41:28 PM PST · by QuinqueViae · 195 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/12/16 | Jeremy Diamond
    Tampa, Florida (CNN)Donald Trump is spinning his campaign in positive terms. Facing a renewed onslaught of attacks from his GOP presidential rivals on the stump and in TV ads, Trump, who has built his campaign on sharply pointed jabs and harsh rhetoric, is now calling his campaign one of "great optimism." "Make America Great Again, that's optimism," Trump said at a campaign rally Friday night here. "Some people say, 'Oh, such negativity.' It's just the opposite. We're going to fix things up, we're going to make this country better than it's ever been before." Since cinching his first electoral victory...
  • On health care, Bernie betrayed vets to protect unions

    02/12/2016 7:27:01 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/9/2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    The conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton is the candidate with the honesty problem. But on at least one important issue, Bernie Sanders isn't shooting straight. Sanders falsely claims he's been leading the fight to save veterans from the corruption and deadly medical care delays at the Veterans Affairs Department - a message intended to resonate with New Hampshire's large vet population. The truth is, as chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Sanders sabotaged VA reform. Sanders' allegiance is to public-sector unions, and to serve them, he betrayed vets. You wouldn't know that from his campaign-trail boasts. The next...
  • Poll: Trump leads 2-1 in South Carolina

    02/12/2016 4:59:24 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 76 replies
    thehill.com ^ | February 14
    Donald Trump is crushing the Republican field in South Carolina, more than doubling his closest competitor ahead of the primary on Feb. 20, according to a new poll. Trump laps the field with 34.5 percent support in the South Carolina House Republican Caucus poll, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with 15.5 percent support, former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 13 percent support, and Sen. Marco Rubio with 12.5 percent support. Trump leads among Republicans of all ideological stripes, winning pluralities of self-identified conservatives, moderates, independents and libertarians.
  • Donald Trump's Emotional TV Ad Slams Illegal Immigration in Pitch to South Carolina

    02/12/2016 4:33:30 PM PST · by QuinqueViae · 194 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/16 | Neil Munro
    Donald Trump has rolled out a hard-hitting and emotional TV-ad in South Carolina that shows how African-Americans are suffering from illegal immigration. "Jas Shaw was a 17-year-old football star who was gunned down just outside his home. His killer? An illegal immigrant gang member who just got out of prison," says the narrator. "Jas' dad, Jamiel, is supporting Donald Trump for President because he knows he will end illegal immigration." Shaw's dad, delivers the emotional pitch to African-Americans, who comprise a large proportion of the South Carolina, where the GOP's next primaries will be held Feb. 20. "Trump is the...
  • Trump Change: 74% of GOP Voters Think Trump Likely Nominee

    02/12/2016 3:03:17 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 120 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    What a difference a primary makes. After a one-week drop following Donald Trump’s second-place finish in the Iowa caucus, expectations that the New York businessman will be the Republican presidential nominee have jumped back to their highest levels. Rasmussen Reports’ latest Trump Change survey, the first since Trump’s big win in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, finds that 74% of Likely Republican Voters again feel he is likely to be the GOP nominee. This includes 40% who say it’s Very Likely, tying the high first reached three weeks ago. Last week, 61% of Republicans still believed Trump was the...
  • SC House Republican Caucus: Trump 34.5, Cruz 15.5

    02/12/2016 3:02:06 PM PST · by Kazan · 83 replies
    South Carolina GOP primary poll, FEb. 11-12: Trump 35.5 Cruz 15/5 Rubio 12.5
  • [From Sarah Palin] Why must campaigns (Cruz) lie?

    02/12/2016 2:49:05 PM PST · by QuinqueViae · 218 replies
    Sarah Palin's Facebook page ^ | 2/12/16 | Sarah Palin
    My oh my. Why must campaigns lie: http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/02/11/who-is-the-real-ted-cruz/#more-112234 Compare to...
  • Trump threatens to sue Cruz for 'not being a natural born citizen'

    02/12/2016 12:57:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 212 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/12/2016 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump on Friday threatened to sue Ted Cruz for "not being a natural born citizen" if the Texas senator "doesn't clean up his act" and stop running negative ads against him. "If @TedCruz doesn't clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ads, I have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen," he tweeted. If @TedCruz doesn't clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ads, I have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen. -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2016 Trump has previously argued that if...
  • No Joke: Trump Can Win Plenty of Latinos

    02/12/2016 12:44:41 PM PST · by onyx · 33 replies
    TheDailyBeast ^ | 2.11.16 11:01 PM ET | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.
    A new poll of Latino GOPers puts Trump ahead. Way ahead. And yes, there's an explanation, in the fault lines within the Latino community. Latinos for Trump? Oh yeah, that's a thing. Keep in mind three points. First, you have to understand that we're talking here primarily about Latino Republicans, many of whom might live in red states such as Arizona or Texas. Those Latinos who are Democrats (as about 80 percent of them are, according to surveys) are busy dividing up their support between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, with most of it going to Clinton. Also, when you...
  • Reuters Daily Tracking (Feb 12) Trump 40, Cruz 19, Rubio 11

    02/12/2016 12:00:07 PM PST · by usafa92 · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/12/2016 | Reuters
    No article, just the link
  • Thousands to be laid off as 2 Indiana companies announce move to Mexico (UTEC & Carrier)

    02/12/2016 11:41:38 AM PST · by xzins · 97 replies
    Fox ^ | February 11, 2016
    <p>In a move guaranteeing that 2,100 workers will be out of a job, two Indiana plants have plans to move operations to Mexico.</p> <p>The companies, who make products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), will begin layoffs within the next two years.</p>
  • Muslim With Machete Attacks Christians and Jews... In OHIO

    02/12/2016 11:18:47 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 56 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/12/2016 | Caleb Howe
    In Columbus, Ohio, a Muslim man armed with a machete was shot and killed by police after attacking restaurant patrons with a machete. Four patrons were injured, and one is reportedly in critical condition. ... Mohammad Barry apparently also asked where the owner was from, and after finding out he was from Israel, left and then came back and began the attack. Police are also looking into reports that Barry may have been on the terror watch list. ... http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/muslim-machete-attacks-christians-and-jews-ohio
  • FBI probes machete attack at Ohio restaurant, police say motive unclear

    02/12/2016 10:41:56 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 12, 2016
    The FBI is investigating a machete attack Thursday night that turned a popular, Israeli-owned restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, into a bloodbath, but local police say there is no indication so far of a terror motive. Of the four patrons wounded in the attack at the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, one was in critical condition before being upgraded to “stable.” The attacker was identified as Mohammad Barry, a law enforcement source told Fox News. "There's nothing to lead us to believe this is anything more than a random attack," Columbus police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner told the The Columbus Dispatch. Weiner...
  • Trump Jumps to 44% Nationally, Rubio Drops to 10%

    02/12/2016 10:39:07 AM PST · by Rockitz · 94 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | John Nolte
    Morning Consult released its latest national poll Friday, and the news is all good for Donald Trump, whose support jumped from 38% last week to 44% support today. That puts The Donald a full +27 points ahead of second place Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who enjoys 17% support, which is exactly where he sat last week. Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are tied for 3rd place at 10%. Carson jumped just +1 point since last week. Rubio, however, lost -5 points — a third of his support. Jeb Bush jumped from 6% to 8%. John Kasich doubled his...
  • Obama budget busts the $4 trillion mark

    02/12/2016 7:32:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/12/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    While the rest of the world focused on the New Hampshire primary, the White House dropped a budget bomb. Congress will get a $4.1 trillion spending plan for FY2017 from Barack Obama, complete with a massive $2.8 trillion tax hike and a set of assumptions that boggles the imagination nearly as much as the topline spending number:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “The budget that we're releasing today reflects my priorities and the priorities that I believe will help advance security and prosperity in America for many years to come,” Obama told reporters at the White House. “It adheres...
  • CIA director says ISIS has used, can MAKE chem weapons (mustard & chlorine -- Trump Is Right)

    02/12/2016 5:50:40 AM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12 Feb 16
    Washington (AFP) - CIA director John Brennan has said that Islamic State fighters have used chemical weapons and have the capability to MAKE SMALL QUANTITIES of chlorine and mustard gas, CBS News reported. "We have a number of instances where ISIL has used chemical munitions on the battlefield," Brennan told CBS News, which released excerpts of an interview to air in full on the "60 Minutes" news program on Sunday. The network added that he told "60 Minutes" the CIA believes that the IS group has the ability to make small amounts of mustard or chlorine gas for weapons. "There...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors and more

    02/12/2016 5:14:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Fox News.com via AP ^ | February 12, 2016
    health care, donors and more Published February 12, 2016 Associated Press Facebook72 Twitter0 Email Print Democratic U.S. presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders listens at the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young - RTX26KQQ Democratic U.S. presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders listens at the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young - RTX26KQQ In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz rallies 2,000-plus conservatives, evangelicals in Fort Mill

    02/12/2016 12:04:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 126 replies
    The Herald - Rock Hill, SC ^ | February 11, 2016 | Andrew Dys
    FORT MILL - With just a week left to persuade evangelical South Carolina voters that he is the only Republican alternative to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and conservative pundit Glenn Beck thrilled more than 2,000 of the faithful late Thursday at MorningStar Fellowship, a Fort Mill megachurch. Cruz vowed to be the dam that would stop a liberal wave, saying he will fight for the sanctity of marriage, return the military to strength, and secure the borders against a tide of illegal immigration. "I will stop amnesty and secure the borders," Cruz told The Herald before the event. "I will...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/12

    02/11/2016 9:00:07 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 219 replies
    My own workup | 02/12/2016 | 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 South Carolina Primary takes place in eight days. Only vote on this thread on: 02/12/2016 another thread will pop up moments before: 02/13/2016Wait 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,...
  • Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils'

    02/11/2016 8:12:49 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 37 replies
    Palo Alto Online ^ | 02/10/2016 | Sue Dermann
    75% of Silicon Valley's Tech jobs go to Foreign born workers - Palo Alto Online http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/02/10/silicon-valleys-year-amazing-but-with-perils Palo Alto Online News Uploaded: Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 8:34 pm Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils' 2016 Silicon Valley Index finds phenomenal economic growth but questions if it will last by Sue Dremann / Palo Alto Weekly Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual economic study found that 2015 was a year of record-breaking growth and prosperity, but it cautioned that there are perils associated with this kind of break-neck trajectory. It cautioned that a fourth-quarter slowdown, raised the question of whether it marks...
  • Latest Newsmax poll: Trump leading with 61%

    02/11/2016 5:55:57 PM PST · by GilGil · 55 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/11/2016 | Staff
    In a Republican presidential primary, who would you prefer as the GOP nominee? Gov. Jeb Bush 45,097(3%) Gov. John Kasich 23,723(1%) Sen. Marco Rubio 50,029(3%) Sen. Ted Cruz 77,257(5%) Donald Trump 819,587(61%) Dr. Ben Carson 94,800(7%)
  • CNN's Jake Tapper Calls Anti-Trump Headlines 'Very Height of Elitism'

    02/11/2016 4:51:35 PM PST · by onyx · 21 replies
    TheWrap ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brian Flood
    “I think journalistically, to not take Donald Trump seriously is a mistake,” Tapper tells TheWrap “I think journalistically, to not take Donald Trump seriously is a mistake,” Tapper tells TheWrap CNN’s Jake Tapper is not impressed with Huffington Post and New York Daily News headlines mocking Donald Trump.“I think those are business decisions that they are making, not journalistic decisions. They think that will appeal to readers and allow them to carve out a niche to get clicks or have newspapers purchased,” said the host of “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” in an interview with TheWrap.“But, I think journalistically,...
  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Running To 'Show This Country The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 3:42:55 PM PST · by true believer forever · 371 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | February 11, 2016 | Miranda Blue
    Heidi Cruz said Wednesday that her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), was showing America "the face of the God that we serve" through his faith-based Republican presidential campaign.
  • Downing of EgyptAir 990 inspired 9/11 plot, says Al Qaeda newsletter

    02/11/2016 3:31:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 11, 2016
    Usama bin Laden may have gotten the idea for the 9/11 attacks after watching news coverage of the 1999 crash of EgyptAir Flight 990, in which a jihadist co-pilot caused the airliner to nosedive into the Atlantic, according to a first-hand account from one of the terror chief’s top lieutenants. Bin Laden wondered why the co-pilot in the deliberate crash did not fly the plane into buildings, Nasir al Wuhayshi said in the latest AQAP newsletter, in an account translated by the Long War Journal. Al Wuhayshi, former adviser to bin Laden and leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian...
  • Heidi Cruz: Ted Shows America 'The Face Of The God That We Serve'

    02/11/2016 3:25:42 PM PST · by Mariner · 161 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | February 11th, 2016 | BySara Jerde
    Heidi Cruz said Wednesday that her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), was showing America "the face of the God that we serve" through his faith-based Republican presidential campaign. Cruz said in an interview with South Carolina radio host Vince Coakley that she would support her husband's campaign even if she weren't married to him because of his religious values.