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  • Joaquin Castro lands funds, rhetorical punches in L.A.

    01/31/2015 10:20:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 31, 2015 | Brian Chasnoff
    LOS ANGELES — Backstage on Friday night at CBS Studio Center, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro was about 30 minutes from appearing live on the edgy HBO comedy show “Real Time with Bill Maher.” He was cramming for his spot on the show’s panel, reviewing topics with Scott Carter, the show’s executive producer. Castro should expect to talk about the Koch brothers, Mitt Romney, Saudi Arabia. Carter peppered the congressman with questions. Castro, 40, offered one-sentence answers. “Do not feel like you have to be concise for us,” Carter said. “If anything, be expansive.” Another topic Maher might cover: The Iowa...
  • Sarah Palin's scorched-earth plan for the GOP: Governor challenges party to move sharply right

    01/31/2015 5:38:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News ^ | January 31, 2015 | Neil Macdonald
    Sarah Palin, who now says she's definitely interested in "serving" as president next year, made a speech last weekend at a gathering of Republican White House aspirants in Iowa. It was somewhat coarser, and certainly more bitter, than her usual bundle of platitudes and jingoism. At one point she shouted "Screw the left in Hollywood!" And she complained about how even some Republicans are buying into "this unhealthy new obsession … about this subjective income gap that we're supposed to be so obsessed about right now." She came close to suggesting conservative Republicans rip up their cards and register as...
  • The Party of the Living Dead

    01/31/2015 2:05:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Ricochet ^ | January 31, 2015 | Paul A. Rahe
    A few days ago, in India, Barack Obama gave a three-minute speech in which he referred to himself 118 times. That speech is emblematic of his entire administration. Nearly all of his speeches have been exceedingly self-referential. All Presidents are to some degree full of themselves. Had they not been so, they never would have made it that far. But when it comes to vanity, Barack Obama takes the cake. The whole enterprise has always been about him — and no one else — which helps explain the astonishing damage he has done to the Democratic Party. The way things...
  • There ARE Two Americas: Want To Keep Them For 8 More Years?

    01/31/2015 8:08:27 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-31-2015 | MOTUS
    Democrats have always lived in Two Americas; and as long as BO and Joey are around they always will.First, there’s Big Guy’s fairy tale America (no offense to fairies): "There is no economic measure by which we are not better off" than when he took office, he said, and Democrats must tell that story. And then there’s Joey’s America: “To state the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hard for this country,” said Biden…“They’ve been really tough for our party. But together – and together — we made some really, really tough decisions — decisions that weren’t...
  • What if Hillary DOESN’T run?

    01/31/2015 5:31:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2015 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    [I]f Hillary stayed out, the result would be a crowded field with a nominal front-runner in Vice President Biden. And that Republicans' chances to win back the White House would immediately improve. There's a different dynamic at work now — particularly if Clinton waits another few months to make clear exactly what she is going to do in 2016. We are rapidly approaching the point of no return for Clinton. That is, if she were to suddenly take herself out of the race in, say, two months' time, there would be a massive sense of doom within the party. The...
  • Jeffrey Epstein: The Sex Offender Who Mixes With Princes and Premiers (& Bill Clinton)

    01/31/2015 3:22:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/29/15 | Catherine Ostler
    **SNIP** An American woman called Virginia Roberts – now a married, 31-year-old mother of three – has filed an affidavit in a Florida federal court in which she swears in gruesome detail that the late press baron and pension fiddler Robert Maxwell’s daughter Ghislaine recruited her to satisfy the sexual needs of billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein and his friends. Those friends, according to Roberts, included the Duke of York, now fifth in line to the throne, and celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz (best known for getting Claus von Bulow’s conviction for murdering his wife overturned). Buckingham Palace have denied everything more...
  • PPP Poll: Hillary falls within MOE of top GOP candidates

    01/30/2015 12:28:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Mitt Romney’s not running for President again, telling supporters that it’s time for the Republican Party to look to other leaders for its future. Democrats may wonder whether they have to tell Hillary Clinton the same thing. In a PPP poll taken this week, Hillary Clinton can’t get to 50% against any Republican challenger paired against her, even Romney: The automated poll of nearly 900 registered voters, conducted last week by Public Policy Polling, found that 48 percent of respondents had an unfavorable opinion of Clinton, compared to 43 percent who viewed the former secretary of State favorably.While Clinton...
  • Hillary Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi panel's ranking Dem says.

    01/30/2015 8:14:50 AM PST · by Din Maker · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 28, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, CNN reports. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the panel’s Democratic ranking member, told CNN Tuesday that Clinton had agreed to testify before the committee late last year. “The chairman asked me back in September to inquire as to whether Secretary Clinton would testify,” Cummings said. “She immediately said she would and that she wanted to come in December, but if December did not work, she would come in January. She said, ‘I’ll do it,...
  • Hillary’s Iran Problem

    01/30/2015 6:28:05 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1 replies
    Dick Morris, inc ^ | January 28, 2015 | Dick Morris
    The high-profile battle over congressional efforts to extend and strengthen sanctions against Iran if it fails to dismantle its nuclear weapons program has ominous implications for Hillary Clinton’s likely candidacy for the White House. President Obama’s in-your-face veto threat, delivered in his State of the Union speech last week, has elevated this issue to the point where it has become the most important early battle between him and the new Republican Congress. Even if Democrats in the Senate cave and try to delay a sanctions vote, the stark contrast between the GOP and the president has made Iran sanctions a...
  • Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war

    01/30/2015 3:45:40 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro and Kelly Riddell
    Top Pentagon officials and a senior Democrat in Congress so distrusted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2011 march to war in Libya that they opened their own diplomatic channels with the Gadhafi regime in an effort to halt the escalating crisis, according to secret audio recordings recovered from Tripoli. The tapes, reviewed by The Washington Times and authenticated by the participants, chronicle U.S. officials’ unfiltered conversations with Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s son and a top Libyan leader, including criticisms that Mrs. Clinton had developed tunnel vision and led the U.S. into an unnecessary war without adequately weighing the intelligence community’s...
  • Exclusive: Hillary Clinton may delay campaign (President Seahag!)

    01/29/2015 2:34:51 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/29/15 | Mike Allen
    Hillary Clinton, expecting no major challenge for the Democratic nomination, is strongly considering delaying the formal launch of her presidential campaign until July, three months later than originally planned, top Democrats tell POLITICO. The delay from the original April target would give her more time to develop her message, policy and organization, without the chaos and spotlight of a public campaign. A Democrat familiar with Clinton’s thinking said: “She doesn’t feel under any pressure, and they see no primary challenge on the horizon. If you have the luxury of time, you take it.” Advisers said the biggest reason for the...
  • Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war

    01/29/2015 10:02:48 AM PST · by wtd · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | By Jeffrey Scott Shapiro and Kelly Riddell
    Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan warJoint Chiefs, key lawmaker held own talks with Moammar Gadhafi regime First of three parts Top Pentagon officials and a senior Democrat in Congress so distrusted Secretary of State ...
  • Communist Party USA Chairman Vows Cooperation With Democratic Party

    01/29/2015 8:28:52 AM PST · by b4its2late · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/29/2015 | Eric Owens
    The chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA has penned a 2,023-word manifesto making the critical point that American Communists are eager to work with the Democratic Party to advance the modern communist agenda and achieve communist goals. Communist Party chairman John Bachtell published his essay last week at People’s World, a “daily news website of, for and by the 99% and the direct descendant of the Daily Worker.” “[L]abor and other key social forces are not about to leave the Democratic Party anytime soon,” Bachtell promised. “They still see Democrats as the most realistic electoral vehicle”...
  • Michelle Obama Is More Than A Mascot

    01/28/2015 9:55:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 28, 2015 | Tim Teeman
    She was just criticized in Saudi Arabia for not wearing a headscarf, but even at home she’s not allowed to say what she wants. First ladies should be more than decorative.It must be very strange to be Michelle Obama. You are intelligent, capable, you have opinions and charisma, and yet you are fundamentally mute—your public utterances are scripted and tightly controlled. You are allowed to talk about broccoli and children’s exercise, and safe, non-inflammatory topics. The only time the public sees the Michelle Obama fire, thrillingly, is when she is on the campaign stump for her husband. Even when scripted...
  • 2016 and the Coalition of the Uninspired

    How is it possible that a president can win re-election by a relatively comfortable margin while receiving fewer raw votes than his first election? Enter Mitt Romney. A simple data comparison is very telling. That comparison is the Romney raw vote vs. all votes for congressional Republicans in a given state. Crunching the numbers, Romney significantly underperformed the Republican congressional vote totals in multiple states. In North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin -- all presidential swing states -- Mitt Romney underperformed the total raw votes cast for all Republican congressional candidates by an average of 3 percent. That means that...
  • Hillary Clinton Has Been M.I.A. Lately -- and Here's Why

    01/28/2015 7:12:59 AM PST · by StAntKnee · 57 replies
    ABC Radio ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | ABC Radio
    At a time when many potential 2016 presidential contenders appear to be starting the ignition of their campaigns, Hillary Clinton has pressed the brake pedal. Or so it seems. Clinton’s calendar, which was jam-packed throughout most of last year with paid speeches, award ceremonies, fundraisers, book tour stops, campaign appearances and official Clinton Foundation business, is now virtually empty. (SNIP) At a time when many potential 2016 presidential contenders appear to be starting the ignition of their campaigns, Hillary Clinton has pressed the brake pedal. Or so it seems. Clinton’s calendar, which was jam-packed throughout most of last year with...
  • Report: Hillary Clinton Agrees to Testify Before Benghazi Panel

    01/27/2015 10:07:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/27/15 | Dan Riehl
    Former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify before the House Select Committee on the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi. Reportedly, she was first contacted in that regard by the committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings. According to reports, neither Clinton nor a spokesperson on her behalf has commented on her pending appearance.
  • Clinton willing to testify before Benghazi panel, Democrat says

    01/27/2015 2:57:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Martin Matishak
    Hillary Clinton is willing to testify before the House Select Committee that is investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to the panel’s top Democrat. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Tuesday said he has spoken to Clinton about the possibility of testifying at the request of Rep. Trey Gowdy (S.C.), the panel’s Republican chairman, and she “did not hesitate for one second.” “She said ... I’ll do it, period,” Cummings said after the committee's third hearing. Cummings said Clinton, who was secretary of State at the time of the Benghazi attacks, indicated to him last year that she...
  • The first shot: Clinton vs. Palin

    01/27/2015 6:24:11 AM PST · by shove_it · 8 replies
    WashingtonExaminer ^ | 26 Jan 2015 | PAUL BEDARD
    It’s a political junkie’s dream: Sarah Palin versus Hillary Rodham Clinton. And it’s happening. RELATED: As 2016 race begins, GOP faces its Palin problem Two days after Sarah Palin said she is considering a bid and held up a “Ready for Hillary” car magnet during her weekend address at an Iowa conservatives convention, the group took the bait and fired back, accusing Palin of signaling the beginning of a GOP anti-Clinton crusade. “Over the weekend, a flock of Republican presidential hopefuls spoke in Iowa, and it was interesting. What caught our attention the most was when Sarah Palin actually held...
  • Clinton looks to tighten inner circle [unwieldy cast of characters with loose lips]

    01/27/2015 4:27:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 27, 2015 | Amie Parnes
    Hillary Clinton faces a stiff challenge in constructing a lean and mean campaign team that avoids the drama and leaks that hurt her 2008 effort. Clinton is working with an enormous Rolodex that includes aides and advisers from her days as senator and secretary of State, as well as from her husband’s time as president. Many of those people want very badly to be a part of another Clinton campaign — and possibly another administration. Democratic strategists and political observers say it will be particularly difficult for Clinton to winnow it down because of the growing network surrounding her and...
  • A Giant Can of Bat [expletive] Crazy-The 2016 Republican Presidential Circus

    01/26/2015 8:08:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The UK Progressive ^ | January 26, 2015 | Denis G. Campbell, publisher and editor
    They’re baaa-aack… Those who follow this magazine know I wrote five e-books profiling the GOP circus in the 2012 Presidential campaign. This past weekend saw me put the above title to bed, the first of 2016 and two full months before I thought it would ever be necessary. It’s your official handbook to the crazy as everyone rushes to get in the race before the dark money is all sewn up by establishment candidates. I’ve profiled everyone considering a run, their record, stand on the issues and to which of the five key rabid core constituencies in the Republican Party...
  • Judicial W. obtains 'smoking gun' Benghazi docs. Clear evidence U.S. State Dept peddled false story

    01/26/2015 7:57:47 PM PST · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    wnd ^ | January 26, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – Documents obtained Monday through a federal court order show State Department officials disseminated the false story that the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed a U.S. ambassador was nothing more than the violent escalation of a demonstration by Muslims against an insulting video, even though they knew it was a coordinated military-style assault. Among the documents obtained by the Washington-based government watchdog Judicial Watch was a memo sent the day after the Sept. 11, 2012, attack to the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, by the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Command Center titled “Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations.”...
  • Hillary's poll numbers are collapsing

    01/26/2015 7:20:52 AM PST · by libstripper · 27 replies
    Invstors.com ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | Andrew Malcom
    Well, that didn't take as long as expected. In just the past month, when no one with a real life was thinking about the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton's massive poll lead over every single potential Republican opponent has collapsed. In a hypothetical match-up, her margin over Jeb Bush, the closest GOP president, was cut in half to eight points this month, 45%-37%, according to Zogby. That's down from a whopping 15-point lead in December. Similarly, the former first lady's 15-point margin over Mitt Romney slid to nine points, 46%-37%. Still sizable margins, to be sure. But trending uncomfortably in...
  • Obama Takes on His Own Party

    01/26/2015 4:03:26 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 1-26-2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The theme of Obama’s last campaign was “Forward.” Having thoroughly alienated Republicans in Congress, he is boldly moving forward on his final mission of also alienating the Democrats. It’s no secret that Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader, now loathes Obama. But the conflict between Senate Democrats and Obama is approaching explosive temperatures. Senator Menendez accused Obama of parroting talking points out of Tehran as the Senate approaches a sanctions vote. Obama has threatened to veto bills on Iran and Keystone, along with others, leading to a showdown in which Democrats will have to choose between Obama and electability....
  • Trove of Hillary Clinton’s “policy work as first lady” papers set for release

    01/25/2015 8:48:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 25, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This announcement actually came out almost a week ago, arriving with little fanfare or notice, given all the other global events which were unfolding. The archivists for the Clinton Library sent notice that they were preparing to release a “huge trove or records” (as Politico put it) relating to Hillary Clinton’s policy work during her time as First Lady in Bill Clinton’s White House. The descriptions here beggar the imagination and probably overshadow the fact that they will just coincidentally be coming out just when Hillary’s expected POTUS run is kicking into high gear. A massive collection of documents related...
  • The Hillary Campaign Has Un-Officially Taken off Courtesy of the Fourth Estate

    01/25/2015 8:22:01 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    SarahPac.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Sarah Palin
    Here, with these two campaign material items, you get the not very subtle indication that the Hillary Clinton Campaign Season is on. I honestly do not believe she's going to win, despite the she-men running against her who couldn't keep things up even if Dole contributes all his E Dysfunction medication he got for the advertising campaign he was on for awhile. My personal belief is that somewhere in the campaign season, one of her wheels will fall off as she speeds towards the nomination. She has too many vulnerabilities, baggage, weaknesses and someone, somewhere will emerge to once again...
  • Bush/Romney Political Wedding Falls Through [semi-satire]

    01/24/2015 9:08:50 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Hopes that a political wedding between former governors Jeb Bush (R-Fla) and Mitt Romney (R-Mass)--both potential Republican contenders for the presidency—would sweep aside other rivals fell through this week. While both the Bush and Romney camps were loath to release many details, insiders say the chief sticking point was who would be on top. Romney spokesman Richard Butz laid the blame on what he termed "Bush dynastic aspirations. It was our feeling that Mitt ought to be the one at the top of the ticket. Our polling shows that a substantial number of voters wish they had voted for Mitt...
  • The Elevator Pitch For 2016 Candidates

    01/23/2015 9:35:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Cook Political Report ^ | January 21, 2015 | Amy Walter
    There are enough potential candidates for president (on the GOP side at least) that you need an Excel spreadsheet just to keep them all straight. Instead of a complicated algorithm, I've boiled each candidate down to his/her most basic elements. At the end of the day, these are the things more likely to define a presidential wannabe. It's also important to distinguish between durable traits and those that are more ephemeral. For example, low name ID is something easily overcome. But, being on the "wrong side" of the base on key issues can be a campaign killer. This is by...
  • A couple of reasons why Hillary Clinton will never be president

    01/23/2015 12:49:30 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 50 replies
    RedState ^ | January 23rd, 2015 at 12:00 PM | streiff
    Other than being an elderly, unaccomplished crone, I mean. If you are wondering who the delectable young things are that Bill Clinton has latched onto like a lamprey eel, let me introduce you to “Barbie Girl” and “Ava Adora.” What do they do for a living? Barbie Girl starred in an HBO reality series called “Cathouse,” filmed at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Nevada where she and Ava Adora are employees. How does this matter? Britain’s Prince Andrew is embroiled in a sex scandal. He has been accused of paying to have sex with a 17 year old girl (Thank...
  • In Prelude to 2016, Anti-Clinton Groups Are Just Beginning

    01/23/2015 12:48:25 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 23, 2015 | AMY CHOZICK
    "..........While all politicians endure scrutiny and efforts by the other side to define them, the attacks on Mrs. Clinton often take on a personal tone, which her defenders say is driven by an electorate still coming to terms with the possibility of a female president. ......A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, Kirsten Kukowski, said it is not an “either/or” question of whether to point out scandals from Mrs. Clinton’s early years or her current record and finances. Internal polling has shown, she said, that attacks on Mrs. Clinton’s more recent years resonate more effectively with voters. (The R.N.C. is...
  • Keeping Distance: Hillary advisor says Obama “hasn’t gotten s*** done”

    01/23/2015 8:42:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It turns out that Barack Obama isn’t the only one living in a world of denial this week. With the end of the Obama era in sight and Hillary Clinton hoping to make Coronation Tour 2.0 more successful than the first version, she and her team are looking for ways to distance themselves from the man who beat them to the crown in 2008. According to Ron Fournier, Team Hillary has decided to emphasize Obama’s lack of action and accomplishment as a contrast to her superior ability to get things done rather than just give speeches.You read that correctly....
  • Hillary Clinton has double-digit leads over potential GOP presidential rivals, poll shows

    01/22/2015 6:06:48 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 87 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/22/2015 | Anne Guran
    Hillary Rodham Clinton holds double-digit leads over potential Republican challengers Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney as the likely Democratic presidential candidate moves closer to entering the 2016 race, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. Although Clinton, Bush and Romney are all longtime politicians and members of political dynasties, registered voters are less likely to count that familiarity against Clinton. That is a good sign for Clinton, a failed 2008 presidential candidate and the focus of Republican criticism that her time has come and gone. Clinton’s potential to make history as the first female U.S. president makes little difference to...
  • Hillary Clinton has double-digit leads over potential GOP presidential rivals, poll shows

    01/22/2015 8:05:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/22/2015 | By Anne Gearan and Peyton M. Craighill
    Hillary Rodham Clinton holds double-digit leads over potential Republican challengers Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney as the likely Democratic presidential candidate moves closer to entering the race, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. Although Clinton, Bush and Romney are all longtime politicians and members of political dynasties, registered voters are less likely to count that familiarity against Clinton. That is a good sign for Clinton, a failed 2008 presidential candidate and the focus of Republican criticism that her time has come and gone. Clinton’s potential to make history as the first female U.S. president makes little difference to most...
  • Clinton fundraising will be 'like nothing you've seen': Her numbers will astound and intimidate

    01/22/2015 7:22:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama raised $1.072 billion for his 2012 successful presidential campaign. This is after he raised $750 million for his 2008 campaign. How well is Hillary Clinton expected to do in the fundraising department? According to aides, her efforts will "astound and intimidate." The Hill: Major donors are ready to announce huge financial commitments to Hillary Clinton as soon as she announces a second run for the White House, according to Clinton allies and Democratic fundraisers.  The Clinton team wants to build excitement about her campaign launch, which is expected in March or April. The money blitz would be...
  • Center for American Progress won’t account $5 million in donations

    01/22/2015 6:35:32 AM PST · by opentalk · 3 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | January 21, 2015
    Obama lackey John Podesta who founded the far left Center for American Progress is about as transparent as Obama. The Center of American Progress has been hiding it’s donor lists for month. Finally, today they were shamed into releasing a partial list of donors. Problem is Podesta’s Center for American Progress isn’t accounting for over $5 million in donations from ‘anonymous sources.’ Podesta will likely be a big part of Hillary Clinton’s run next year, if the old granny does in fact run. Wonder if she’ll get questions about her buddy Podesta’s missing $5 million. Funny too that you don’t...
  • Pelosi: Hillary will win White House

    01/20/2015 7:04:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/15 | Peter Sullivan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) predicted that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee in 2016 and that she will win the presidency. Appearing on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Pelosi was asked if Clinton will be the nominee and if she can win the election. "Yes, yes," Pelosi responded. Pelosi was then asked about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the choice of some liberals, and concerns that Clinton is too close to Wall Street. "Well, your question was do I believe she's the presumed nominee and will she win if she runs," Pelosi said. "If the secretary runs, I believe...
  • If Hillary Runs, Do We Have A Viable Woman Candidate ?

    01/20/2015 10:42:07 AM PST · by knarf · 64 replies
    self, various news reports | January 20, 2015 | knarf
    Personally, I don't think she'll run, but if she does ... who can we put up against her ?
  • Godly, Gun-Toting 'Rogue' Seeks White House (Huckabee tries to play the class warfare card)

    01/19/2015 1:18:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 19, 2015 | Toby Harnden
    A leading Republican presidential contender has warned against electing another Bush or Clinton to the White House, saying that installing an aristocratic “ruling class” in the United States could all but destroy the country. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister and quick-witted populist Republican who has powerful appeal among religious conservative activists, suggested that those who “live within the enclaves of the educational and cultural establishment and elites” could not understand the lives of ordinary Americans. While not referring directly to his potential presidential election competitors, his words resonate because Jeb Bush, the son and brother of former Republican presidents, and...
  • Clinton's Walmart connection fueling Left's doubts

    01/19/2015 1:33:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2015 | Sean Higgins
    .........For many on the Left, the Arkansas company is emblematic of all that is wrong with corporate America. It is particularly detested by organized labor — a key Democratic constituency — because the company has doggedly fought all efforts to organize its workers. Clinton's ties to Walmart go back to 1986, when she joined the company's board of directors. She remained there until 1992, when husband Bill Clinton ran for the White House. For years afterwards they both maintained close ties to the retail giant. More recently, Clinton has distanced herself from the company and criticized some of its business...
  • Mike Huckabee: Popular but not seen as presidential [Head-to-head: Hillary 56 Huckabee 39]

    01/18/2015 11:43:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/18/2015 | Aaron Blake
    Former Fox News host and Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is arguably the most popular Republican candidate for president in 2016.A July Gallup poll showed him as the most well-liked among Republicans, and he even had not-terrible numbers among Democrats (compared to the other GOP contenders). But that doesn't make him the GOP's top 2016 hope. Not hardly.A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Huckabee, who will appear on multiple Sunday shows this weekend as he launches a nationwide book tour, trails Hillary Clinton 56-39 in a prospective 2016 matchup among registered voters. By comparison, the Post-ABC poll has also surveyed...
  • Former Bill Clinton adviser predicts 'tough road' for Hillary

    01/18/2015 3:52:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/18/15 | Rachel Huggins
    A former adviser to President Bill Clinton predicts “a tough road” for Hillary Clinton as she prepares to possibly announce a 2016 presidential campaign in coming months. Top Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf said President Obama won't let the Clintons retake control of the Democratic Party because “no one likes to get off the stage,” in an interview on "The Cats Roundtable," host John Catsimatidis's Sunday radio show on New York AM 970. "For the last eight years it's been the Obama Party, it hasn't been the Clinton Party for quite sometime and there's certainly a rivalry between the Clintons and...
  • WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BILL CLINTON LINKED TO PEDO PAL ‘ORGY ISLAND’ SHAME

    01/17/2015 5:36:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | 1/16/15 | Sharon Churcher
    **SNIP** The former teenage “sex slave” Virginia Roberts at the center of the sex scandal ensnaring Prince Andrew revealed that she met Bill Clinton on pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s “orgy island” In an extraordinary tale of power, influence and sexual abuse, Virginia told the National Enquirer’s investigative reporter Sharon Chrurcher that Hillary was nowhere to be seen when on at least two occasions Bill visited his billionaire pal Epstein’s estates in New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were plastered with pornographic photos of her and other girls in his underage harem. Far from being shamed when the tycoon was...
  • Carl Hiaasen: Jeb could ruin Hillary’s political run (More Baloney than a Boca Raton Delicatessen)

    01/17/2015 3:17:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 17, 2015 | Carl Hiaasen
    If you’re Hillary Clinton, you pinched yourself last week to awake from a strange and wondrous dream. Except it wasn’t a dream. Mitt Romney really has been calling up rich conservative donors to tell them he wants to run for president — again. If you’re Hillary Clinton, you broke into a wide grin that stayed on your face all day, because the news seemed too good to be true. Mitt Romney is seriously going to try one more time? Thank you, God, is what Hillary was thinking. Not because Mitt Romney is likely to become the Republican nominee in 2016,...
  • Why Hillary Clinton won’t run for president

    01/16/2015 3:49:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    Hillary can’t win, and that’s why she won’t run. She may not know that yet herself, but a lot of Democrats want her because she’s all they’ve got. The Republicans are counting on her to run because they think she’s the candidate they can beat in what looks from here like it could be a Republican year. [Snip] Against every positive, there’s two or three negatives. Everyone has a list. Many women like her, some women worship her. Most men despise her. She reminds them of their ex-wives. Life is not fair. Men, a wise man said, are assumed to...
  • Can’t We Do Better? We're going to have to — luckily it’s early.

    01/16/2015 12:06:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 16, 2015 | Ross Kaminsky
    I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist — and I certainly have nothing on Paul Craig Roberts whose most recent article, helpfully disseminated by the Ron Paul Institute, claims the Charlie Hebdo attacks to be a “false flag” operation — but I can’t help but wonder if the “mainstream media” is playing up the potential presidential candidacies of Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, and Rick Santorum simply to depress Republican voters. Or, going the full tin-foil-hat route, maybe these guys are themselves double agents, part of a MoveOn.org (does it still exist?) sleeper cell which was just activated (by...
  • The Man Who Might Lead Hillary Clinton's Campaign Is Really Into UFOs

    01/15/2015 8:40:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / The Business Insider ^ | January 15, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Hillary Clinton's expected campaign chairman has an eclectic record that includes UFO advocacy and having to apologize for comparing Republicans to killer cultists. John Podesta, a senior White House aide, will leave his government job in February for Clinton's campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. "The precise role Mr. Podesta would play in a Clinton campaign is unclear. People familiar with discussions said he likely would be campaign chairman, should she decide to run," The Journal reported. Despite the ambiguity, it is clear from additional reports that Podesta is expected to at least hold a "senior title" in Clinton's...
  • Political Startup Ranks the Most Conservative, Liberal 2016 Candidates

    01/15/2015 12:34:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 15, 2015 | Kate Scanlon
    A new political startup has studied the potential 2016 presidential field—and those who donate to them. Researchers at Stanford University started Crowdpac, a website that not only analyzes a candidate’s voting record and statements but their history of political donations as well. The founders of Crowdpac say that combining these factors provides a more accurate picture of a candidate’s true political philosophy, especially when some potential candidates (such as Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson) never have held office and thus have no voting record to judge. They utilized an algorithm to examine the money each candidate gave and received. “Our...
  • Jeb Bush v. Hillary Clinton 2016? Yawn. Give me Ted Cruz v. Elizabeth Warren: PennLive letters

    01/14/2015 11:18:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | January 14, 2015 | Steve Todd, Democratic Precinct Committeeman, Dauphin County
    On Jan. 4, New York Times' Frank Bruni kicked off the new presidential race with an analysis of a likely - some say inevitable - Bush / Clinton rematch (Jeb vs. Hillary). Predictably it covered little that those outside The Political Class likely even found compelled to read. What, after all, is there to say of such a matchup? If (another) Bush runs against (another) Clinton, and no one can tell them apart, will anyone notice? How many beyond the politically passionate — that is: those whose votes are ensured no matter who each party fields — will care who...
  • It’s official: Hillary is campaigning for Obama’s third term

    01/14/2015 9:26:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2015 | Noah Rothman
    There is a reason why it is so difficult for two-term presidents to be succeeded by a member of their party. It has only happened once in the post-war era, and that was largely because George H. W. Bush was seen as the inheritor of a legacy of sustained economic growth and the beating back of Soviet communism. Democrats have reason to believe that the presidential electorate heavily favors Democratic candidates, but Hillary ClintonÂ’s quest to succeed Barack Obama in the Oval Office is unlikely to be as easy as BushÂ’s. Despite a belated spate of renewed economic growth,...
  • What wouldn't Clinton do to secure power?

    03/13/2008 3:56:25 AM PDT · by sagmanagain · 8 replies · 764+ views
    The Independent (London) ^ | 3/12/2008 | JoHann Hari
    Haven't we seen this movie before? Barack Obama has just proved his chasm-wide appeal again by conquering another Republican-red state -- Mississippi -- yet the battle for the Democratic nomination is set to stretch out on to the far horizon. As the comedian Bill Maher says, in a reference to John McCain's age, "It's a bad sign when the Democratic campaign is set to last longer than the Republican nominee." But the looming ending to this story feels flatly familiar -- like a slo-mo remake of Florida in the year 2000.