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  • 3 Facts That Will Change Everything You Believe About U.S. Foreign Policy

    05/28/2016 4:22:59 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    Anti Media ^ | 5/27/2016 | Nick Bernabe
    (ANTIMEDIA) The Unites States has the world’s most powerful military — and a huge budget to match it. In fact, the U.S. spends more on defense than the next seven countries’ military budgets combined. America’s navy has been branded a “Global Force for Good,” and U.S. military operations around the world are sold to the public as freedom-by-force operations (see: Operation Iraqi Freedom). But what is the truth about America’s foreign policy? Is America truly a benevolent empire hell-bent on raining democracy-by-drone strikes around the world? To answer this question, we looked at America’s arms global deals and came to...
  • Can Russia Survive Washingtons Attack?

    05/22/2016 7:50:15 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 37 replies
    Institute for Political Economy ^ | May 19, 2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    It is not only American generals who are irresponsible and declare on the basis of no evidence whatsoever that Russia is an existential threat to the United States and also to the Baltic states, Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, and all of Europe. British generals also participate in the warmongering. UK retired general and former NATO commander Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe until 2014, has just declared that nuclear war with Russia is entirely possible within the year. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3596977/The-outbreak-nuclear-war-year-West-Putin-entirely-plausible-says-former-NATO-chief-promoting-novel-2017-war-Russia.html My loyal readers know that I, myself, have been warning for some time about the likelihood of nuclear war....
  • B-52 crashes at Guam air base; no injuries reported

    05/18/2016 7:48:34 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 85 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 18, 2016
    The U.S. Air Force said Thursday a B-52 crashed on Guam shortly after takeoff, but all seven crew members made it out safely. No injuries were reported. The plane aborted on takeoff and caught fire at about 8:30 a.m., Pacific Air Forces public affairs said in an email. It crashed on the flight line of the base. The bomber was deployed to Guam from Minot, North Dakota, as part of the military's continuous bomber presence in the Pacific, The Air Force said. The crew members are with the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and were performing a routine training mission, it...
  • SALLY PURDUE MILLER (Former Clinton Mistress): "Hillary and Her Coke Habit"

    05/14/2016 8:27:03 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 64 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | Sally Miller (AKA Sally Purdue)
    <p>Like other men Ive known, Bill Clinton fantasized about having a covey of females, all with full breasts, shapely long legs, and tight, eager vaginas in bed with him.</p> <p>After watching his bed-mates kiss and fondle each other for a while, then hed join the action.</p>
  • Vanity: Make your voice heard - adopt a mainstream blog and win hearts and minds

    05/13/2016 2:53:42 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 5 replies
    Of your choosing ^ | 05/13/2016 | self
    Adopt a blog today! Fight the professional bloggers of the Left. Make our voice heard - LOUD! Show the mainstream we will fight for everything!
  • Analysis: 11 key states shift toward Democrats

    05/07/2016 8:10:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/07/2016 | Rick Moran
    Admitting that the political situation is extremely volatile, the non-partisan Cook Political Report has shifted 11 states toward Democrat Hillary Clinton for the November election. The Hill: “This has been an exceedingly unpredictable year,” the analyst said. “Although we remain convinced that Hillary Clinton is very vulnerable and would probably lose to most other Republicans, Donald Trump's historic unpopularity with wide swaths of the electorate — women, millennials, independents and Latinos — make him the initial November underdog.”  Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin were all shifted from toss-up states to leaning Democratic. The “solid Republican” states Missouri and Indiana were...
  • #nevertrump signatures

    05/07/2016 4:26:21 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 49 replies
    #nevertrump ^ | Current | Never trump website
    We, the undersigned, will never vote for Donald Trump. We stand united to defend basic, common decency and Constitutional principles. And we will do our part to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination and ensure that he never becomes Commander-in-Chief. Never means never. 36,829 people have signed their name to this pledge. We need to stand together and send a clear message that we reject Trump. Add your name now.
  • Trump: Ill reduce the national debt by getting creditors to accept less

    05/06/2016 1:00:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    <p>Reminds me of something Mike Murphy said about Trump in the aftermath of Jeb’s collapse. The logic in favor of nominating another Bush was always, er, complicated, but the logic against nominating a loose cannon is straightforward.</p> <p>I’ll bet even Murphy didn’t think Trump would advertise the possibility that America’s creditors might not receive payment in full in a Trump administration. Choose your own preferred term for what he’s recommending here — renegotiation, bankruptcy, default.</p>
  • Why has FR turned on Cruz?

    05/02/2016 2:30:43 PM PDT · by bassmaner · 417 replies
    vanity | today | me
    I'll keep this vanity short ... Mods: please feel free to pull it if it's inappropriate.Why have so many here on FR turned on Ted Cruz in such a vicious way? We cheered when we first heard about Ted taking on the establishment in TX to win the primary in the race to fill Kay Bailey Hutchison's vacated Senate seat, in a bad year for the GOPWe cheered again when Ted exhorted us to 'Stand With Rand' when he offered public support for Rand Paul's filibuster over the NDAAOnce more, we cheered when he stood on the Senate floor and...
  • Norway to send 60 troops to train Syrian fighters

    05/02/2016 2:36:51 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 10 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/2/16
    again another country moves their troops into Syria without Syrian approval. Norway will send some 60 troops, including special forces soldiers, to train, advise and give operational support to Syrian fighters battling Islamic State militants, the country's prime minister said on Monday. The troops will be based in Jordan. The Norwegian Parliament will need to be consulted if the troops are to operate within Syria, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said. Norway had previously sent 120 soldiers to Iraq to help to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State in northern Iraq. Those troops are still in Iraq. Norway's decision...
  • Is Free Republic worth Saving? My Opus Part II

    05/02/2016 10:52:50 AM PDT · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 279 replies
    Free Republic ^ | August 30, 2013 | The Bat Ladys Husband
    My involvement with Free Republic began around 2000 when my wife began her vigil around the Texas governors mansion in support of GW against the challenge of Al Gore for the presidency. I generally provided the livelihood for the Bat Lady to be able to protest and surround the mansion against the leftists who were kept at bay across the street. While she was registered in order to post after action reports I was a lurker
  • Cleaning out the locker

    05/02/2016 10:33:27 AM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 139 replies
    Self | 05/02/16 | self
    Time to clean out the locker I just dropped by to clean out the ol FR locker and to deliver a short missive. As this primary season ends so does the forum participation of 100s of former freepers. It has become very apparent that the owner, the moderators, and many current freepers feel very threaten by any opposition to their anointed candidate. Only a weak candidate will feel threatened by the opposition and stoop to gutter language and personal insults. We all know to whom I reference. Donald has never been an individual I could support. This lack of support...
  • Federal agents implicated in disappearance of Mexican students

    04/30/2016 6:02:16 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 5 replies
    dw.com ^ | 4/15/16
    Mexico's national human rights commission has said two federal police officers participated in the disappearance of 43 students in 2014. It's the first time national agents have been implicated in the case. The commission announced Thursday it had found an eyewitness who alleges federal officers were present at the scene of the abduction in Mexico's southwestern Guerrero state. Jose Larrieta Carrasco, the commission member investigating the case, said the new evidence suggested the officers did nothing to stop local police from taking the youths away. The 43 student teachers disappeared in the city of Iguala on September 26, 2014. Investigators...
  • Elective Despotism: RINOs Sweep Every Congressional Race

    04/27/2016 9:18:16 AM PDT · by sally234 · 37 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 4-27-16 | Daniel Horowitz
    Isnt democracy great? Isnt it great when the people get to vote? Actually, this is exactly what our Founders warned of when they portended an elective despotism emanating from a pure democracy. This is why they sought to establish a republic.
  • Are the GOP rules really rigged against Donald Trump?

    04/26/2016 2:24:16 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 102 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016 April 25 | Bruce Abramson and Jeff Ballabon
    "It's not fair!" may be the most pitiful lament in the English language, but Donald Trump seems intent upon adopting it as his battle cry heading into this summer's Republican convention. The GOP's poorly designed nominating process includes more than its share of problems, but is it really unfair to Trump? ..... < snip > ..... open primaries invite abuse from voters whose goals may not involve selecting the party's strongest representative. Those with deep ties to the party deserve greater input than those with tenuous or nonexistent connections. Yet Democrats and Republicans alike have chosen to pretend otherwise. ........
  • So when Donald...

    04/26/2016 2:23:35 AM PDT · by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart · 97 replies
    My crystal ball
    So when the genius rips up trade agreements and a trade war erupts where will America be able to sell its exports when every country puts massive tariffs on all US goods as a result? Just wondering because he acts like they will all just grab their ankles and bend over...which they won't.
  • Update: Three Minors Arrested, Identified in Sherwood Teen's Death

    04/25/2016 8:06:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 54 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | Updated 04/25 2016 08:10AM | STEPHANIE SHARP
    Update (April 23, 6 p.m.): SHERWOOD, Ark. - Xavier Porter, 17; Travone Miller, 14; and Quincy Parker, 15 all face charges as adults in the death of 17-year-old Bryan Thompson. Sixth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley confirmed the identities of the teenagers Saturday (4/23). The trio all face charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery. Update (April 23, 10 a.m.): SHERWOOD, Ark. - Sherwood Police arrested three unnamed juveniles (ages 14, 14 and 17) on Friday in connection with the death of Bryan Thompson, who was found dead on Thursday. All three face charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated...
  • Why There WILL Be a Contested Convention.

    04/24/2016 9:27:12 AM PDT · by ziravan · 75 replies
    FreeRepublic | 4/24/16 | Ziravan
    Donald Trump will not reach 1237 delegates before the GOP July Cleveland Convention and there will be a floor fight for the Nomination. For the purposes of this analysis, both Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are peripheral characters. Both will continue to pursue their best strategy to the nomination, Trump on first ballot, Cruz on 2nd or 3rd (most likely 4th after Florida delegates are released). There will be a contested convention because the media will push for it. 1. Blood in the streets in Cleveland? Damn, that's a generational story. Somebody's gonna win a Pulitzer here. 2. Permanent...
  • Here's What Trump Means by Choosing Outsiders

    04/19/2016 7:15:35 PM PDT · by writer33 · 58 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/18/16 | CR Wire/Chris Pandolfo
    The Donald Trump Campaigns top delegate strategist, Paul Manafort, was previously employed as a lobbyist for a group charged by the Department of Justice with operating as a front for Pakistani spies, according to court records obtained by Yahoo News. Manaforts work in the 1990s as a registered lobbyist for the Kashmiri American Council was only one part of a wide-ranging portfolio that, over several decades, included a gallery of controversial foreign clients ranging from Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and Zaires brutal dictator Mobutu Sese Seko to an Angolan rebel leader accused by human rights groups of torture. His role...
  • Meet the Trump Modeling Agency:Lots of Beauties, Lots of Immigrants(But DT says hire Americans 1st?)

    04/18/2016 10:10:26 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 128 replies
    heatst.com ^ | HS staff
    eauty writes its own rules. American companies should hire Americans first, argues the official Positions section of Donald Trumps campaign website. Yet one of Mr. Trumps longtime companies, Trump Models, is dominated by workers not born in the U.S. During the most recent New York Fashion Week we spoke to some of the women represented by Trump. With 92 million Americans outside the workforce and incomes collapsing, we need companies to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed. Petitions for workers should be mailed to the unemployment office, not the USCIS, which is the Immigration Service, says Mr. Trumps website....
  • No, Trump's Polling Position Isn't 'Better Right Now' Than Reagan's Was in 1980

    04/15/2016 9:33:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Whenever Donald Trump and his followers are confronted with his evidence of hisabysmally terrible polling numbers on personal favorability and versus Hillary Clinton, they typically respond with a pair of deflections. First, they say that Trump "hasn't even started" attacking Hillary yet. Setting aside the fact that Trump has taken many hard jabs at Mrs. Clinton over a span of months, this line of thinking requires a logical leap: That once he does train virtually all of his fire on her, it will both hurt her andhelp him. American voters have been subjected to endlessTrump coverage since last spring, over...
  • Prevalence of homosexuality in men is stable throughout time since many carry the genesPrevalence of

    04/12/2016 1:18:23 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 62 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | April 12, 2016 | Springer
    Prevalence of homosexuality in men is stable throughout time since many carry the genes Around half of all heterosexual men and women potentially carry so-called homosexuality genes that are passed on from one generation to the next. This has helped homosexuality to be present among humans throughout history and in all cultures, even though homosexual men normally do not have many descendants who can directly inherit their genes. According to previous research, sexual orientation is influenced to a degree by genetic factors and is therefore heritable. Chaladze says this poses a problem from an evolutionary perspective, because homosexual men tend...
  • Cruz outmaneuvering Trump in behind-the-scenes battles for delegates (COLORADO Yesterday)

    04/10/2016 11:28:52 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 66 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 10 April 2016, 0600 a.m. | Melanie Mason and Mark Z. BarabakContact Reporters
    David Coonradt came to the Colorado state Republican convention as part of Ted Cruz's persuasion team, a squad of volunteers working to secure more delegates to propel Cruz to the party's presidential nomination. He came ready to tout the Texas senator's gun-rights and antiabortion credentials, the most crucial information he had to impart appeared on the back of his neon orange Tshirt. The official Ted Cruz slate, the shirt blared, with the names of 13 prospective delegates below. More than 600 people were vying Saturday for 13 delegate slots for the Republican National Convention in July. The Cruz campaign wanted...
  • Trump Video Clips Needed

    04/08/2016 10:24:53 AM PDT · by the_doc · 159 replies
    Self | 04/08/16 | self
    I would like to know if any FReepers can provide links to the following videoclips: 1) Very old Larry King TV Show interview in which the very young Donald Trump starts off by insulting Larry King about his bad breath; 2) The speech (?) in which Trump reportedly made an insinuation that Ben Carson is a child molester; 3) The part of the South Carolina TV debate in which Trump somehow blamed George W. Bush for 9-11; 4) The statement (speech/interview/Twitter post?) blaming Cruz for Obamacare by endorsing John Roberts candidacy on the SCOTUS. Some or maybe even all of...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Americans overwhelmingly view Trump negatively

    04/07/2016 2:34:07 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 76 replies
    AP ^ | April 7 2016 | Julie Pace Emily Swanson
    For Americans of nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location, disdain for Donald Trump runs deep, saddling the Republican front-runner with unprecedented unpopularity as he tries to overcome recent campaign setbacks. Seven in 10 people, including close to half of Republican voters, have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. It's an opinion shared by majorities of men and women; young and old; conservatives, moderates and liberals; and whites, Hispanics and blacks a devastatingly broad indictment of the billionaire businessman. Even in the South, a region where Trump has won GOP primaries decisively,...
  • A is for Anal

    04/07/2016 6:49:07 AM PDT · by jpsb · 13 replies
    Diana West ^ | March 16, 2016 | Diana West
    What started as the Big Conservative Donald Trump Dictionary is now The Right's Trump Lexicon. It is still a work in progress,
  • Will Trump Drop Out?

    04/06/2016 11:02:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 250 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/06/2016 | James Taranto
    [Donald] Trumps second-place finish to Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) in Tuesdays Wisconsin Republican primary may represent no ordinary setback, write the Washington Posts Karen Tumulty, Jose A. DelReal and Robert Costa. It appears to be a pivot pointalthough it has yet to be seen whether the trajectory from here points downward or upward. ~snip~ The last time he faced the prospect of venturing into hostile territorywhen his rally in Chicago was overrun by left-wing disruptorshe ended up bugging out. If he fails to secure a majority of delegates, perhaps rather than endure defeat in Cleveland he will find a way...
  • An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector

    04/06/2016 7:11:00 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 51 replies
    XOJANE ^ | 3/28/16 | Stephanie Cegielski
    Even Trump's most trusted advisors didn't expect him to fare this well. Almost a year ago, recruited for my public relations and public policy expertise, I sat in Trump Tower being told that the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it. The Trump camp would have been satisfied to see him polling at 12% and taking second place to a candidate who might hold 50%.His candidacy was a protest candidacy.-snip-I don't think even Trump thought he would get this far. And I dont even know that...
  • Donald Trump sets his campaign on fire: A self-destructive madman has decided he wants to lose

    04/06/2016 6:33:18 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 91 replies
    Even Trumps most trusted advisors didnt expect him to fare this well the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it. The Trump camp would have been satisfied to see him polling at 12% and taking second place to a candidate who might hold 50%. His candidacy was a protest candidacy. I dont think even Trump thought he would get this far. And I dont even know that he wanted to, which is perhaps the scariest prospect of all. He certainly was never prepared or equipped...
  • Ted Cruz hailed, Sarah Palin flops at Wisc. GOP event

    04/04/2016 8:36:13 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 95 replies
    UPI ^ | 4/3 | Eric Duvall
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz was greeted with a standing ovation at a Milwaukee County GOP event Saturday and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was standing in for front-runner Donald Trump, was met with steely silence three days ahead of the state's crucial primary vote. The Milwaukee County Republican Party Fish Fry proved fertile campaign ground for Cruz, who has become the vehicle for many establishment figures in their quest to deny Trump the party's nomination. Cruz used the event to make his first appearance with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose endorsement he earned earlier this week.
  • Poll: Trump would Be Least Popular Nominee in Modern History

    03/31/2016 8:34:33 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/31/2016 | Kelly Cohen
    Add least-popular presidential candidate in modern times to Donald Trump's resume, should he be the Republican nominee. According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, Trump's overall unfavorable rating sits at 67 percent making him the most disliked major-party nominee in 32 years of polling. Just 30 percent view him favorably. Furthermore, roughly 75 percent of women, 66 percent of independents, 80 percent of young adults and 85 percent of Hispanics view him unfavorably. Nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents also view him unfavorably. Trump's rival Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has the lowest unfavorable impression among the general...
  • to the EY stop selling us beer

    03/31/2016 7:12:58 AM PDT · by gsm31 · 42 replies
    im saying this from Israel ey if you want to boy coot us don't sell us beer
  • Lacking Substance, Trump Resorts to Sleaze

    03/26/2016 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Critical 1 · 92 replies
    The National Patriot ^ | March 26, 2016 | Craig Andresen
    ...with the presumptive front runner being heralded as Jeb Bush...the National Enquirer ran a hit piece aimed directly at Bush... ... ...last Fall, ...the National Enquirer ran a salacious story alleging that Carson, ... ... Then there was Carly Fiorina... whom the National Enquirer trashed at the expense of her deceased daughter... ... ...in Trump's world, he has replaced respect with fear. People don't respect Donald Trump, they fear his deep pockets and obtuse connections. ... Trump has run up against someone who doesn't respect or fear him...and the last of the outsiders...Ted Cruz. ... Enter David Pecker, the owner...
  • Max Lucado: Trump doesnt pass the decency test

    03/26/2016 10:22:03 AM PDT · by Timmy · 190 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2016 | Max Lucado
    As the father of three daughters, I reserved the right to interview their dates. . . For the next few hours, she would be affected by his ability to drive a car, avoid the bad crowds and stay sober. I wanted to know if he could do it. I wanted to know if he was decent. This was my word: decent. Would he treat my daughter with kindness and respect? Could he be trusted to bring her home on time? In his language, actions and decisions, would he be a decent guy? Decency mattered to me as a dad, and...
  • For All Those Saying Trump Has Majority Support, Here's A Stunning Fact

    03/26/2016 7:56:52 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 190 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 3/25/2016 | Hank Berrien
    Donald Trump has not won a majority of the vote in any state he's won. Ted Cruz has done it twice, in Wyoming and Utah. Trump's enormous unpopularity with the majority of voters is a telling indicator that he simply cannot win a general election. With his constant attacks on women, whether they be Megyn Kelly, Carly Fiorina, or Heidi Cruz, Trump's paltry appeal among women cripples him even further. As expert mathematician Nate Silver pointed out on Friday, if women sour on Trump, the results of his efforts in the general election would look like this: For all of...
  • Trump: Response to the cover story in this week's National Enquirer about Lyin' Ted Cruz:

    03/25/2016 12:20:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 324 replies
    Donald Trump via FB ^ | 03/25/16 | Donald Trump
    Donald J. Trump 24 mins · I have no idea whether or not the cover story about Ted Cruz in this week’s issue of the National Enquirer is true or not, but I had absolutely nothing to do with it, did not know about it, and have not, as yet, read it. Likewise, I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer and unlike Lyin’ Ted Cruz I do not surround myself with political hacks and henchman and then pretend total innocence. Ted Cruz’s problem with the National Enquirer is his and his alone, and while they were right about...
  • Trumpees [my opus]

    01/30/2016 6:58:36 PM PST · by libbylu · 969 replies
    You are all freaking low class jerks. The Heidi thread has been pulled multiple times. Free Republic has become trump derangement central. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BUNCH OF CONSERVATIVES SO PICKY, PETTY AND STUPID - STUPID FREAKING LOSERS YOU DAMN DEFEND TRUMP AS IF HE WERE A FREAKING BABY BECAUSE HE IS! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL.
  • Trump Appears To Have Heavily Plagiarized Op-Ed From Carson

    03/16/2016 3:08:03 PM PDT · by cann · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/16/16 | ALEX PAPPAS
    An op-ed penned this month by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and published online appears to be blatantly plagiarized from an article written days earlier under former rival Ben Carsons name, The Daily Caller has determined. The similar op-eds were written on the topic of Americas territories and commonwealths. Both pieces appear under the by-lines of the candidates. Carsons piece, published Feb. 26, was published in the Marianas Variety in the Northern Mariana Islands. Trumps op-ed published in the Pacific Daily News in Guam, part of the USA Today Network was published 12 days later on March 9.
  • Neocon Lindsey Graham Calls For Bypassing the Constitution

    03/17/2016 1:57:14 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 53 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 March 2016 | John F. McManus
    South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham parades as a conservative. But he and his ideological confrere, Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, are neoconservatives. The distinction is important because neoconservatism has become a dominant force among many elected officials and media pundits.What is neoconservatism? The man who always claimed to be the godfather of the movement is Irving Kristol. In his 1995 book Neonconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea, he wrote, We accepted the New Deal in principle, and had little affection for the kind of isolationism that then permeated American conservatism. He also bared the roots of his political and...
  • His talk of worker shortages undermines Trump's generally strong immigration stances

    03/05/2016 6:01:11 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 60 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Mar 5th 2016 | Roy Beck
    NumbersUSA has announced to the media that we have downgraded Donald Trump on our Worker-Protection Immigration Grade Cards based on his statements in the last two debates that suggest the country has a labor shortage in a couple of categories that he indicates need foreign workers.Since we began issuing the grades last spring, we have encouraged all of you to use them to push your favorite candidate(s) to improve their immigration positions.For those of you who are Trump supporters, I urge you to use the information provided in this newsletter to push Trump to improve and to stop slipping on...
  • Trump Fever Has Broken: It's Over for the Donald

    03/05/2016 4:24:20 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 236 replies
    march 5 2016 | beebuster2000
    It would appear Trump fever has broken. It would seem the down, dirty, and ugly attacks by Rubio particularly, but also Romney, Cruz and others have kicked in. I sense that Trump has become a figure of ridicule, and no politician survives that. Plus his latest flip flops, like on torture, have weakened him as a serious person, although that may not have been obvious at the time. I think the teflon has worn off. If true, Chris Christy gets the bad timing of the year award
  • Trumps Softened Stance on Visas Alarms Some Immigration Critics

    03/04/2016 9:32:27 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 96 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 4 2016 | Julia Preston
    Amid the sparring and free-flying insults of Thursday nights Republican presidential debate, Donald J. Trump said he wanted to expand the number of visas available for highly skilled immigrants. His remarks caused shock among some supporters who have seen Mr. Trump as a bulwark against an influx of foreigners taking American jobs. In an immigration blueprint he released in August, in the early days of his surprising charge toward the Republican nomination, Mr. Trump said the visas for highly skilled workers were part of what he called disastrous immigration policies that had destroyed our middle class. He gave detailed proposals...
  • Donald Trump Drops Out of Scheduled CPAC Appearance

    03/04/2016 10:38:26 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Mar 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    Through a verified Twitter account Friday, the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) announced, that at the last minute, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump dropped out of his scheduled Saturday appearance. Very disappointed @realDonaldTrump has decided at the last minute to drop out of #CPAC, CPAC tweeted, his choice sends a clear message to conservatives. The Trump campaign released a statement: The Donald J. Trump for President Campaign has just announced it will be in Witchita, Kanasas for a major rally on Saturday prior to Caucus. He will also be speaking at the Kansas Caucus and then departing for Orlando, Florida...
  • Trump cancels on CPAC

    03/04/2016 9:12:20 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 190 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/04/2015 | twitter
    CPAC ‏@CPAC Very disappointed @realDonaldTrump has decided at the last minute to drop out of #CPAC -- his choice sends a clear message to conservatives.
  • Donald Trump cant keep his H-1B/H-2B immigration lies straight any more

    03/04/2016 8:32:02 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 69 replies
    RedState ^ | March 4th, 2016 | Moe Lane
    Short version: at last nights debate thetopic of H-1B visas* came up. Last night Megyn Kelly asked Donald Trump at the debate how he felt about temporary work visasnow. Trump said that he loved them to death, and was softening the position found on his website. Somewhere out in the political wilderness, Senator Jeff Sessions (an H-1B visa restrictionistwho is endorsing Trump solely because of Trumps position on immigration, supposedly) immediately suffered a nosebleed from the psychic shock of this sudden, yet inevitable betrayal**. The Trump campaign had to go out and send around an email saying, No, really, forget...
  • Trump softens H1B-visa policy during GOP debate

    03/04/2016 7:15:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/04/2016
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday he is softening his stance on visas for highly-skilled workers. Im changing. We need highly-skilled people in this country, Trump said during the Fox News Republican debate in Detroit. If we cant do it, we will get them in. Trumps stance toward awarding H1-B visas is different from the one he takes on his campaign website, which argues that more visas for highly-skilled foreigners would decimate American workers. One of the biggest problems we have is people go to the best colleges as soon as theyre finished, they get shoved out. They want...
  • Trump Now Wants MORE Guest Workers: I Changed My Mind

    03/04/2016 12:14:45 AM PST · by kik5150 · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/3/16 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump inexplicably changed his position on the H-1B visa program in Thursday’s Fox News debate, saying Silicon Valley actually does need to import tech workers for jobs instead of hiring Americans. “We need highly skilled people in this country,” Trump told Megyn Kelly in the debate, when she questioned him about statements he’s made that contradict the policy of reducing access to the visas outlined on his website. “I changed my mind,” he added. The reversal comes on the heels of a huge endorsement from Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions  80% of Alabama, who is leading...
  • What Trump said under oath about the Trump University fraud claims just weeks ago

    03/04/2016 1:01:10 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-3-2016 | Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman and Alice Crites
    Donald Trump has claimed he has the "world's greatest memory," but when it came time this winter to give testimony in fraud cases filed against him and a real estate training program known as "Trump University," he displayed a repeated inability to recall names and faces of instructors he had claimed to have hired personally. "I can't remember that," he said on Dec. 10, when asked by trial lawyers in one of the class-action cases whether he had met one of the instructors in a program that provided training in building wealth through real estate. "The name sounds familiar but...
  • Donald Trump just declared his intent to destroy American democracy

    02/27/2016 1:57:52 PM PST · by dschapin · 289 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/26/2016 | Erik Wemple
    In his remarks today at a rally in Fort Worth, Tex., Donald Trump knew hed make news. Ive never said this before, he declared. Well await the word of the Washington Post Fact Checker on the integrity of the statement, but Trump did appear to be veering into a new talking point. A media-law talking point, that is: One of the things Im going to do, and this is going to make it tougher for mebut one of the things Im going to do if I winis Im going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely...
  • Trump Again Hearts Planned Parenthood

    03/03/2016 7:23:25 AM PST · by raptor22 · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Shortly after he claimed to be a unifier during his Super Tuesday press conference, Donald Trump was at it again, lambasting so-called conservatives who dont share his liberal position on Planned Parenthood, continuing to insist he applauds the group because it allegedly does a lot of good of good things for womens health. Similar logic applies to his position on ObamaCare. He loves the coercive freedom- and job-killing individual mandate, which is the heart of ObamaCare, because he doesnt want to see bodies in the street, a classic liberal rhetorical scare tactic. Planned Parenthood may do the occasional mammogram referral,...