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  • GOP asks: Can Trump and Cruz be stopped? [This time the shoe is on the other foot]

    02/11/2016 4:27:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Neil Stanage
    The Republican establishment is grappling with an uncomfortable reality: No single candidate is about to be crowned as its standard-bearer after New Hampshire's primary. And that means Donald Trump and Ted Cruz could be sprinting toward the presidential nomination before a third rival gets out of the starting blocks. "The only way for Donald Trump or Ted Cruz to be stopped is for the establishment to finally rally around one candidate - and it doesn't look like that is going to happen anytime soon," said Ron Bonjean, a Republican strategist and a former aide to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill....
  • Here’s What Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Want You To Know About College Costs

    02/11/2016 4:20:33 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/10/2016 | John Merline
    Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democratic leadership are constantly complaining that college education costs too much. What they never bother to explain, however, is why. Two economists set out to do so, and Bernie and company will not like what they found.
  • Why Gold Has Been on a Tear in 2016 [UP 15% SINCE JAN. 1]

    02/11/2016 2:18:03 AM PST · by expat_panama · 24 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 9, 2016 | Aaron Task
    The stock market is having a horrible time so far in 2016, with the S&P 500 down more than 9%. Gold, on the other hand, is up nearly 10% year-to-date and hit a four-month high of just under $1200 per ounce on Monday before dipping 0.7% Tuesday to $1189.30. It's a bit of a cliche to say that people turn to gold in times of uncertainty: Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't. Gold did phenomenally well from 2000-2011 but really suffered after hitting nearly $2000 per ounce in 2011. From 2011 to 2015, the yellow metal pretty much fell in...
  • Economic Libertarians Will Have a Friend in Ted Cruz

    02/11/2016 12:52:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 11, 2016 | Theodore A. Gebhard, ...worked with Senator Cruz at the FTC from mid-2001 to 2003
    "..economic libertarians and others who place a high value on property rights, the right to earn a living, and the right to open a business will find no better friend than Texas senator Ted Cruz...his work at the FTC established a foundation on which the cause of economic liberty progresses still today.Leading a team of senior FTC lawyers, Cruz...relentlessly [fought] against state laws conferring privilege on politically and economically powerful interest groups.Many of these laws do little more than protect entrenched incumbents from small entrepreneurs seeking to open a business and earn a living. Cruz and his team vigorously opposed...
  • Checking Cruz's climate science denial clangers [Left hits Cruz when Court blocks Obama's legacy]

    02/10/2016 11:13:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 10, 2016 | Graham Readfearn
    I have no clue how many climate science denial myths a Republican presidential candidate can fit onto the head of a pin, but given these zingers are generally huge it's probably not that many. But we do now have some clue how many myths one of those candidates, Senator Ted Cruz, can fit into an eight-minute diatribe. At least six. When asked about climate change at recent hustings, Cruz has been delivering a stock set of answers from the Little Book of Climate Change Denial (not a real book). At one such event in New Hampshire, the representative from Texas...
  • Something Very Disturbing Spotted In A Morgan Stanley Presentation

    One of the most surprising comments this year came from a closed session on fintech where I sat next to someone in policy circles who argued that we should move quickly to a cashless economy so that we could introduce negative rates well below 1% – as they were concerned that Larry Summers' secular stagnation was indeed playing out and we would be stuck with negative rates for a decade in Europe. They felt below (1.5)% depositors would start to hoard notes, leading to yet further complexities for monetary policy.
  • Ted Cruz Conflicting Stances on Birthright Citizenship

    02/10/2016 10:10:03 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | September 25, 2015
    Ted Cruz's Amazing Stances on Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment from 2011 to 2015.
  • Supreme Court puts Obama’s “climate saving” power plant regulations on hold

    02/10/2016 9:07:47 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    //wattsupwiththat.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the skeptics and common sense win one department…Tanner’s Creek Power Station in Lawrenceburg, IN – closed in 2015 by new EPA regulations. Photo by A. Watts A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday abruptly halted President Obama’s controversial new power plant regulations, dealing a blow to the administration’s sweeping plan to address global warming.In a 5-4 decision, the court halted enforcement of the plan until after legal challenges are resolved.The surprising move is a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations “an unprecedented power grab.”By temporarily freezing the rule the...
  • How the presidential campaign looks through the eyes of a foreign journalist

    02/10/2016 8:46:10 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 10. 2016 | Paul Farhi
    Marco Rubio is talking about the decline of the American military. Matthias Kolb can hardly believe what he's hearing. * A few minutes later, driving across the frost-laden Iowa prairie, Kolb sounds dubious. "The American military, it's the most advanced!" he exclaims. "NATO depends on the U.S. military. There's no need to believe the American military is getting weaker. This whole thing, it's so overblown." Things look and sound a little different when you're a German newspaper reporter covering the American political circus. Kolb, 35, is a digital correspondent for Süddeutsche Zeitung (literally, "Southern German Newspaper") assigned to his second...
  • What War With China Would Look Like

    02/10/2016 8:25:44 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:11 AM 01/28/2016 | David Archibald
    It will be a small-scale rerun of the island hopping of the Pacific campaign of World War 2. This campaign will start with the air base on Mischief Reef, 250 km west of Palawan. This puts it in range of ATACMS missiles with a range of 300 km. The United States has possibly some 2,000 of these in stock. The amphibious attack on Mischief Reef will be associated with the suppression of the airfields on Subi Reef and Fiery Cross Reef. From Mischief Reef, it is then on to the airfield on Subi Reef and then all the other island...
  • You cannot let people take over federal property...at a certain point you have to do something

    02/10/2016 7:36:18 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 103 replies
    Jan 7, 2016 | Donald Trump
    "I think what I'd do, as president, is I would make a phone call to whoever, to the group," he said, adding later, "I'd talk to the leader. I would talk to him and I would say, 'You gotta get out -- come see me, but you gotta get out.'" "You cannot let people take over federal property," Mr. Trump said. "You can't, because once you do that, you don't have a government anymore. I think, frankly, they've been there too long." Mr. Trump said he wasn't necessarily suggesting a large-scale military action, but that "at a certain point you...
  • Louisiana Judge Stops Pro-Life Law That Could Close Abortion Clinics Injuring Women

    02/10/2016 7:31:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A Louisiana judge sided with abortion advocates Wednesday and ruled against a state law that would ensure abortion clinics are meeting basic health and safety requirements. Baton Rouge District Judge John deGravelles blocked the law from taking effect and declared it “unconstitutional” in a Tuesday ruling, ABC News reports. The pro-life law would protect women by ensuring that abortionists have admitting privileges at a local hospital, that informed consent protections apply to all abortions, and that facilities that perform more than five abortions maintain proper licensing. Attorneys for the state immediately asked Judge John deGravelles to stay Wednesday’s order while...
  • New Mexico Democrats Defeat Pro-Life Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

    02/10/2016 7:28:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Ignoring the wide public support for a 20-week abortion ban, New Mexico Democrats killed two bills Tuesday that would have protected these late-term babies from abortion. The bills failed in a state Senate committee vote Wednesday after an hours-long debate about abortion, according to The New Mexico Political Report. The bill failed in a party-line vote of 5-4, the report states. The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Bill Sharer, would have banned abortions at 20 weeks when unborn babies can feel pain and defined viability as “when the life of the unborn child may be continued indefinitely by natural or...
  • Trump and the Culture of Political Correctness

    02/10/2016 7:15:02 PM PST · by Aria · 23 replies
    Chronicles ^ | October 8, 2015 | James Kalb
    A ruling class that loses its grip on reality is going to have problems, and so is the society it governs. So the people have an obvious interest in restraining rulers who start acting destructively…that function now seems out of reach. Public life has largely been nationalized and internationalized, and discussion has—in spite of sniping and occasional guerilla attacks—been captured and pacified by mainstream scholars, pundits, and journalists. In a mass society with ever weaker family, religious, and communal ties, the educated and ambitious care only for career, so they get along by going along. To do so they have...
  • US Army orders hundreds of soldiers back to southern Afghanistan

    02/10/2016 6:46:59 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    For the first time since combat operations were declared over at the end of 2014, a battalion of 500 U.S. Army infantrymen is being sent to southern Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Province where the Taliban have made a comeback, Fox News has learned. The decision, confirmed by defense officials, is a sign of military escalation in the country even as the Obama administration tries to draw down. The battalion is meant to relieve a company of 150 soldiers, giving the U.S. Army nearly 350 more soldiers to prevent the Taliban from taking over volatile Helmand province. The Army's 2-87 infantry battalion,...
  • $15 minimum wage would create $6.5 billion for NYC economy, state report says

    02/10/2016 6:09:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 89 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 02/10/2016 | blenn bain
    Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would benefit 927,400 city workers and pump $6.5 billion into the city's economy, according to state Labor Department report released Wednesday. The report predicted that Gov. Cuomo’s proposal for a $15 minimum wage would boost wages for 2.3 million workers across the state and generate $15.7 billion for New York's economy through increased consumer spending. ... Release of the report came a day after state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Suffolk County), who has expressed reservations about Cuomo's plan, said Senate Republicans needed more information about the proposal's impact. A report produced...
  • (Ivar Giaever) Nobel Prize Winner to Obama: You Are Wrong on Climate Change

    02/10/2016 5:23:30 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    The Huey Report ^ | February 9, 2016 | Craig Huey
    (Ivar Giaever) Nobel Prize Winner to Obama: You Are Wrong on Climate Change Surprising and Shocking! At a speech in Lindau, Germany, before scientists from 90 countries, Giaever disagreed with the President when Obama stated that "no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." The Nobel Laureate's response? "He is dead wrong!" Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever told President Obama, whom he had endorsed for President in 2008, that he has it all wrong about climate change. It's not mankind's fault at all, but a normal process with little negative impact. The scientist cited statistics which showed...
  • West Virginia Pro-Life Group Pushes Legislation to Ban Dismemberment Abortions

    02/10/2016 5:18:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | January 15, 2016
    Last year state legislators overwhelmingly overrode Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto, allowing The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to become law. As the new 60-day session begins, West Virginians for Life (WVFL) is hoping the state’s legislative body will pick up where it left off and pass another pro-life bill. This time around, WVFL is seeking passage of a Dismemberment Abortion Ban. Recent undercover videos released by The Center for Medical Progress have shown high-ranking executives of Planned Parenthood abortionists casually discussing the way that they can dismember babies to obtain intact fetal body parts such as heads, hearts, lungs...
  • Official: Top Clinton aides also handled ‘top secret’ intel on server

    02/10/2016 5:16:27 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Fox. News ^ | February 10,2015 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    EXCLUSIVE: At least a dozen email accounts handled the “top secret” intelligence that was found on Hillary Clinton’s server and recently deemed too damaging for national security to release, a U.S. government official close to the review told Fox News. ADVERTISEMENT The official said the accounts include not only Clinton’s but those of top aides – including Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, Jake Sullivan and Philippe Reines – as well as State Department Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy and others. There is no public evidence they were authorized to receive the intelligence some of which was beyond Top Secret....
  • CLOSED: Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Florida shuts down

    02/10/2016 5:12:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | February 10, 2016 | Becky Yeh
    A Planned Parenthood abortion facility, located on Havendale Blvd in Winter Haven, Florida, has closed its doors as of February 1, 2016. Situated inside Spring Lake Square, the Planned Parenthood sat among restaurants, a movie theater, and businesses that fill the earth-tone-colored suburban strip mall. Sidewalk Advocates for Life, which reported the closure, shared that this is the first abortion facility in the group’s short 22-month-history to shut down. The group encouraged its counselors to continue dedicating their time to counseling abortion-minded women, and to advocate on the sidewalks for the preborn. Sidewalk Advocates for Life’s Winter Haven, Florida, program...
  • Ohio legislature defunds Planned Parenthood, cuts $1.3 million in funding

    02/10/2016 5:10:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | February 10, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    The Ohio House of Representatives has made its final vote to approve HB 294, which forbids state health funds from going to Planned Parenthood or any other abortion provider in the state. If it is signed, which Ohio Governor John Kasich is expected to do, it will cut off the $1.3 million that the state’s affiliate of the abortion giant currently receives per year through the Ohio Department of Health. The same money will still go to support HIV testing, cancer screenings, and violence-against-women programs in the state, just distributed through providers not affiliated with abortion. The bill adds to...
  • Operations hit as doctors strike again (UK’s NHS)

    02/10/2016 5:08:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 February 2016 | Nick Triggle
    Nearly 3,000 operations have been canceled as junior doctors in England take part in a second 24-hour strike over pay and conditions. Checkups, appointments and tests are also set to be disrupted as a result of the walkout, which began at 08:00 GMT. Formal talks broke down in January and there is mounting speculation ministers may soon seek to impose a new contract, potentially inflaming the row further. The key sticking point appears to be payments for working on Saturdays. ...
  • Algerian shouted "Inshallah" - if Allah wills it - as he raped a 25-year-old German student

    02/10/2016 4:53:50 PM PST · by ghosthost · 47 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 02-10-2016 | Corey Charlton
    He had banged her head on the ground repeatedly until she was almost unconscious, and she thought she was going to die. She said: 'He put his hand over my mouth and closed my nose, and I thought I was going to suffocate. I then indicated to him that I had given in, and would do what he wanted if he let me breathe.' He then raped her and she said that throughout he was talking to himself, shouting 'Inshallah' - which is Arabic for 'if Allah wills it'. She said: 'Afterwards he asked me if it was good, and...
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA ADDRESSES ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE IN SPRINGFIELD

    02/10/2016 4:44:42 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 10 FEBRUARY 2016 | WLS.COM
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- President Barack Obama returned to Springfield Wednesday, addressing members of the Illinois General Assembly amid the state's ongoing budget impasse. The state capital is where President Obama launched his national political career exactly nine years ago. The lame duck/nothing-to-lose president chose the beleaguered Illinois state capitol - and many of his friends for an audience - to make his "building better politics" speech. He focused on the polarization and gridlock in Congress and in legislatures around the country. He called gridlock - and his inability to break it in Washington - his presidency's most frustrating constant....
  • Bill Maher: Dems Could Lose By Refusing to Say 'Islamic Terrorism'

    02/10/2016 4:20:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 06:18 PM | Greg Richter
    Liberal comic Bill Maher is a Bernie Sanders supporter, though he could live with a Hillary Clinton presidency, too. But the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" writes in The Hollywood Reporter that Democrats risk losing the White House in November over one issue: refusing to use the term "Islamic terrorism." [...] Maher noted that 40 countries have some version of Islamic Sharia law, and said he is mystified why liberals feel no need to oppose it. ...
  • Maine required healthy, childless food stamp recipients to work, and ... Guess What Happened?

    02/10/2016 1:19:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s a case of miracles and wonders up in the Pine Tree State, folks. A report from Rachel Sheffield and Robert Rector at the Daily Signal takes a look at welfare programs and efforts to reform them, particularly in the area of food stamps. They note that one of the fastest growing segments of welfare programs over the last decade has been applications for food stamps by ABAWDs, or able bodied adults without children between the ages of 18 and 49. These are folks who are determined to be otherwise able to work but without a source of income....
  • Onama establishes Federal Privacy Council as part of massive cyber effort (New Executive Order)

    02/10/2016 1:20:11 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 33 replies
    IAPP.org ^ | 02/09/2016 | Sam Pfeifle
    Obama establishes Federal Privacy Council as part of massive cyber effort https://iapp.org/news/a/obama-establishes-federal-privacy-council-as-part-of-massive-cyber-effort/ Obama establishes Federal Privacy Council as part of massive cyber effort Sam Pfeifle The Privacy Advisor | Feb 9, 2016 Obama establishes Federal Privacy Council as part of massive cyber effort As part of his 2017 budget proposal for the United States, President Barack Obama is including $19 billion for cybersecurity efforts, a 35-percent increase over fiscal year 2016. The funds will go toward a Cybersecurity National Action Plan, which includes the hiring of a chief information security officer, a $3.1 billion fund for IT modernization at the...
  • Obama Will Seek $11 Billion for Homeless Families

    02/10/2016 12:11:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | by NIKITA STEWART
    After making progress in reducing homelessness among veterans, the Obama administration is turning to the larger and more complicated challenge of homelessness among families with young children. In his 2017 budget, to be presented on Tuesday, President Obama will propose spending $11 billion over the next 10 years to fight family homelessness, a phenomenon that is closely linked to the dearth of affordable housing in New York and other big cities. Of that amount, $8.8 billion would go to housing vouchers and $2.2 billion to more short-term assistance. In addition to the $11 billion plan, Mr. Obama is proposing discretionary...
  • Establishment Declares Jeb Bush Is Making a Comeback After He Spent $36 Million for 4th Place

    02/10/2016 12:07:11 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-10-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Can you believe this? One longtime Rubio supporter who backs Bush faulted Rubio’s campaign for the slip-up. He said they drove Rubio too hard and too long and he didn’t have enough sleep. In the days before New Hampshire primary, Rubio struggled to find his footing coming off as subdued and tired during some of his final campaign stops. Rubio also repeated himself, again, this time about family values in his last campaign rally in Nashua, N.H., before the primary. “It was the pace. He couldn’t keep up,” the source said. “And then they doubled-down on it – tripled and...
  • Homeland Security budget prepares for record 75,000 children from across the border

    02/10/2016 11:46:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2016 | By Stephen Dinan
    President Obama's latest budget predicts some 75,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children will sneak into the U.S. and have to be captured and cared for next year, suggesting the surge that began in 2014 will outlast this administration. Mr. Obama included $319 million in his 2017 blueprint to handle the children and warned that Homeland Security may request additional money if the surge is larger than predicted.
  • Obama's budget would stop reimbursing prisons for holding illegal immigrants

    02/10/2016 11:42:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2016 | by Matt Zapotosky
    Under President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2017, the Justice Department would abandon a program that reimburses state and local prisons for housing illegal immigrants convicted of crimes. The move to eliminate the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAPP) - which would save the Justice Department $210 million - is likely to face significant resistance in Congress and from local officials concerned about a loss of funding. The White House has moved in the past to trim or cancel the program, and each year, it has survived, said Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration...
  • Congress Considering Safe Zone for Persecuted Christians, Yazidis in Iraq

    02/10/2016 11:07:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 9, 2016 | 5:37 PM EST | Jose R. Gonzalez
    Former Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) said that Congress is considering the creation of an autonomous region in Iraq to protect Christians and Yazidis from persecution by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and criticized the State Department's lack of involvement in the ongoing discussions. "There are discussions and there will be a resolution introduced in the House, I believe, to set up an into-the-plains, basically a protectorate, whereby Christians, Yazidis and other minorities [will be protected]," Wolf said at an event last week at the National Press Club in Washington. However, Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's...
  • Obama celebrates presidency as it unravels

    02/10/2016 11:02:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | by Dave Boyer
    As President Obama travels to Illinois Wednesday to celebrate the beginnings of his presidency, he's also watching his legacy erode before his very eyes. On the eve of the president’s nostalgic trip to Springfield, the Supreme Court dealt a stunning blow to his Clean Power Plan Tuesday night, ordering a stay of the EPA's regulation to cut carbon emissions. White House aides said they were surprised by the ruling and vowed to fight on in federal appeals court. The results of the New Hampshire primaries Tuesday night weren't exactly promising for a so-called third Obama term, either. In the Democratic...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified...

    02/10/2016 11:00:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 10, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified Records, Return Paper Copies (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Department of State to Hillary Clinton's lawyers that includes a list of classified records to be either deleted or returned to the State Department. The documents were produced under court order in a FOIA lawsuit for all of Clinton emails and for records about her email practices ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The June 30, 2015, letter from Secretary of State for Management Patrick F....
  • Ogundu Gets 1 to 3 Years in Prison; NLPC Exposed Earmarks to Fake NYC Health Clinic

    02/10/2016 10:35:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 10, 2016 | NLPC Staff
    New York physician Dorothy Ogundu has been sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison for ripping off City, State and federal programs for a fake health clinic. The Nigerian-born Ogundu was convicted in October on 29 counts, including second-degree grand larceny, forgery in the second degree, and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. The prosecution was based on information uncovered by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), and made public through a New York Post article in April 2012. The Ogundu exposé was a spinoff of our investigation of Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who secured a...
  • After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders

    02/10/2016 10:15:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 10, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Though Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide over Hillary Clinton, he will likely receive fewer delegates than she will. Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party's nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates. New Hampshire has 24 "pledged" delegates, which are allotted based on the popular vote. Sanders has 13, and Clinton has 9, with 2 currently allotted to neither. But under Democratic National Committee rules, New Hampshire also has 8 "superdelegates," party officials who are free...
  • Indenturing Students: Young voters should be very cautious in accepting Sanders' Free College

    02/10/2016 10:12:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2016 | Michael Bargo Jr.
    Young voters should be very cautious in accepting Bernie Sanders' idea that college should be free. Anybody who thinks this socialist-spun fantasy is a responsible plan should look at the rising student loan debt. It is now at $1.3 trillion and is stifling the finances of young people who want to get married, buy a house, buy a car, or pursue any other financial goals. Socialism is a millstone around the necks of America's middle class and poor. Anyone who disagrees with this should look at how the cost of a college education has risen much faster than wages. This...
  • EXCLUSIVE: How the Clintons embraced Wall Street and made $76,000 a DAY

    02/10/2016 10:11:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    She said in her losing speech in New Hampshire that she wanted to get the 'secret unaccountable money out of politics'. And she said: 'Wall Street can never be allowed to once again threaten Main Street. And I will fight to rein in Wall Street—and you know what? I know how to do it.' But Hillary and Bill Clinton made up to $76,000 a day fueled by large payments from Wall Street banks that date back to at least 1999. The leading Democratic presidential candidate and her husband raked in nearly double the average American’s annual wage every 24 hours...
  • Here’s Why Republicans Are Mocking Obama’s Final Budget Proposal

    02/10/2016 9:45:09 AM PST · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 09, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    President Obama’s final budget proposal, which increases government spending by $4.15 trillion, got a chilly reception Tuesday in Congress. Many Republicans already are dismissing the spending plan outright. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., snarkily tweeted a survey asking what the mountain pictured on the cover of Obama’s budget proposal symbolized. Options: debt, regulations, taxes, or all of the above.
  • CANDIDATES CRUZ BEAT SPENT $72.1 MILLION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. CRUZ SPENT $580K.

    02/10/2016 9:39:09 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 159 replies
    Soshable ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | J D Rucker
    There's a reason Ted Cruz didn't spend a lot of money in New Hampshire. It wasn't because he had given up on him having an impact there even though most in the media had. It wasn't because he didn’t think that the vote was an important one. It was because he's smart enough to hold back when others are going all in. In essence, Ted Cruz let them burn through their cash while he looked at the long game. To place an unexpected third in New Hampshire, Ted Cruz and his super PACs combined to spend $580,000. This is less...
  • Dem. Senator Calls for Investigation into Alleged H-1B Visa Abuse at Eversource Energy

    02/10/2016 9:36:21 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb 2016 | Caroline May
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is calling for a Justice Department investigation into allegations that a northeastern utility company fired hundreds of workers and forced them to train their less expensive foreign replacements. In a story that has become more common, Eversource Energy has been accused of contracting with outsourcing firms to import lower-paid, foreign workers on H-1B visas to replace their American information technology staff. In the process, the 200 workers who lost their jobs were allegedly made to train their replacements and remain silent about the matter."I am greatly concerned about whether Eversource has violated current law," Blumenthal wrote...
  • Senator Mike Lee Pushes to Definitively Bar Women from the Draft

    02/10/2016 9:08:11 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2016 | Elaina Plott
    As early as Thursday, Senator Mike Lee will drop in a new bill that would definitively bar women from registering for the selective service, pairing legislative text with the recent explosion in debate on the issue. The exclusion of women from the draft is already law – upheld by the Supreme Court in 1981 — but the rationale for the Court's decision centered on the combat restrictions for women that existed at the time. Now that those restrictions have been lifted — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change in December — so too has the premise for current law....
  • John McCain Joins Call to Register Women for the Draft

    02/10/2016 9:08:00 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 43 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 02/10/2016 | Niels Lesniewski
    The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is the latest to say that women should be registering for the draft. While there's no expectation the U.S. military will return to conscription any time soon, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is siding with service chiefs who say that with all combat roles opened to women, the Selective Service system should include them, too. "As women serve in more roles across the armed forces, I support the recommendation of the Army Chief of Staff and the Commandant of the Marine Corps that women should register for Selective Service," McCain said in a...
  • House panel OKs tax credit for concealed carry permit

    02/10/2016 9:05:31 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Arizona taxpayers could be on the hook for up to $240 million to help convince adults to get state permits to carry concealed weapons. Members of the House Ways and Means Committee voted 5-4 Monday to give individuals a dollar-for-dollar income tax credit for the cost of the required course, up to $80. House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro, sponsor of HB 2494, said it will encourage people, who already can carry a concealed weapon without any training at all, to attend the eight-hour course. The Litchfield Park Republican said police officers have told him the first-line of defense...
  • Senate panel OKs bill blocking feds from arresting, detaining Az on domestic terrorism charges

    02/10/2016 8:59:21 AM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — State lawmakers are moving to protect Arizona citizens from being hauled off in the middle of the night by the Department of Homeland Security. The measure approved Tuesday by the Senate Committee on Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility makes it illegal to "arrest or capture'' any citizen "with the intent of detention under the law of war.'' It also would bar executing anyone who has not first been convicted in a federal court. Sen. Judy Burges, R-Sun City West, said SB 1437 is aimed at the heart of the National Defense Authorization Act. She said that law is...
  • TV Ad in South Carolina: ‘Bring Americans Victimized by Immigration Out of the Shadows’

    02/10/2016 8:52:06 AM PST · by AuntB · 46 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Caroline May
    The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has launched a six-figure TV advertising campaign in South Carolina, in advance of the state's upcoming presidential primary. The anti-illegal immigration group's TV ad argues that the cliché call to "bring illegal immigrants out of the shadows" should be applied to Americans who have been hurt by illegal immigrants. "For years, Americans have been told that we need to bring illegal aliens out of the shadows. Here's a better idea. Bring Americans victimized by immigration out of the shadows," Dan Stein, the president of FAIR, says in the ad. The television commercial was...
  • The Latest: Trump: China should make Kim Jong-un 'disappear'

    02/10/2016 8:47:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 10, 2016
    ...."I would get China to make that guy disappear in one form or another very quickly," Trump said on "CBS This Morning." Host Norah O'Donnell asked whether Trump is calling for Kim Jong-un's assassination. Trump shrugged, "Well, I've heard of worse things frankly." He adds: "China has control, absolute control over North Korea...And they should make that problem disappear."..
  • Flint Special Counsel: Officials Face Possible Manslaughter Charges for Water Contamination

    02/10/2016 8:20:15 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    Slate. (Yeah, I know...) ^ | 02/09/2016 | Elliot Hannon
    The investigation into the contamination of the drinking water in Flint, Michigan could result in criminal charges for those responsible, including potential involuntary manslaughter charges that are punishable by up to 15 years in prison. That’s according to the state’s Attorney General-appointed special counsel, Todd Flood, who addressed the media on Tuesday alongside state investigators, who are still trying to untangle who knew what and when, in an effort to get to the bottom of water crisis in the city. There are also civil actions that could be undertaken, Flood said. Here’s more on potential next steps from Flood via...
  • Physician: Lifting DDT Ban Could Stop Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus

    02/10/2016 7:45:51 AM PST · by rktman · 70 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/10/2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) asserts that a lifting of the ban on DDT could prevent the spread of the Zika virus, just as it could have wiped out malaria. Dr. Jane Orient tells Breitbart News the major public health measure required to combat the Zika virus pandemic is mosquito control and says, "DDT was the most effective public health weapon of all time." Orient continues: The ban on DDT was basically the decision of one man, William Ruckelshaus, going against a mountain of evidence on safety and enormous health benefits. It was...
  • Fourth Circuit Gets The Second Amendment Right: Americans Can Choose How Best To Defend Themselves

    02/10/2016 7:16:20 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 10, 2016 | George Leef
    In an extremely important decision on Feb. 4, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of Maryland’s 2013 “Firearms Safety Act.” That statute (like so many supposed gun control laws) banned a wide range of “assault weapons” and prohibited the sale of magazines that can hold more than ten rounds. Crucially, in Kolbe v. Hogan, the majority held that courts must use “strict scrutiny” when they evaluate laws that impinge upon the Second Amendment rights of Americans. If the decision is upheld (and enemies of the Second Amendment will try desperately to get it...