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  • Iowa GOP heal divides with united 'Never Hillary' goal

    05/21/2016 4:33:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Quad City Times ^ | May 21, 2016 | Rod Boshart
    Iowa Republicans worked Saturday to salve the bruises of bare-knuckle fight for the party's presidential nomination by rallying around a unifying cry of "Never Hillary" heading to the 2016 political battlefield. The 1,555 delegates who attended the GOP state convention cheered their elected officials and selected party members to represent them at the July national convention who generally backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz but now plan to support Donald Trump as the party's presumptive presidential standard-bearer in the 2016 election. "It's going to take us all working together as a united party in November so Hillary Clinton never sets a...
  • GOP Lawmaker Calls for 'Civil Disobedience' on Transgender Directive [Amos 4]

    05/20/2016 2:38:32 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 5/19/2016 | Veronica Neffinger
    A Republican lawmaker has condemned the Obama Administrations transgender bathroom directive, calling for "civil disobedience." ChristianHeadlines.com previously reported that on Friday (May 13) the Obama Administration directed "all public schools and most colleges and universities that receive federal funds," toas the Washington Post described it'provide transgender students with access to suitable facilitiesincluding bathrooms and locker roomsthat match their chosen gender identity.'" CBN News reports that Representative Steve King, R-Iowa, has said that federally-funded schools are not required to comply with a law that is "unconstitutional." "There's no reason for us to follow an unconstitutional edict from the president, who is...
  • 10 Controversial Artifacts That Could Have Changed History

    05/20/2016 10:12:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    listverse.com ^ | 05/09/2016 | Debra Kelly
    6. The Davenport Tablets The Davenport Academy was a major force in early American amateur archeology. Unfortunately, the organization ended up lending its name to one of the most ridiculous hoaxes in American history. In 1877, Reverend Jacob Gass claimed to have found a set of four inscribed tablets buried in an ancient mound in Iowa. Gass was quickly invited to join the Davenport Academy, which contained many supporters of the Mound Builders myth. This theory, now entirely discredited, argued that Native Americans were too primitive to have built the giant earthworks that dot the American countryside. Instead, 19th century...
  • Amid Shouts of 'Shame,' House GOP Defeats Gay Rights Measure

    05/19/2016 5:37:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 57 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 05/19/2016 | ERICA WERNER
    Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!," but seven Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure to protect gay rights. The final vote was 213-212 after the chaos on the House floor. That was enough to defeat an amendment by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Maloney and other Democrats were incensed. "They literally snatched discrimination from the jaws of equality," Maloney said. He said he had approached Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as McCarthy worked on GOP colleagues to vote against the measure. McCarthy told Maloney to...
  • EPA seeks to boost ethanol in fuel supply

    05/18/2016 2:26:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2018 | Timothy Cama
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to increase the amount of ethanol and other biofuels in the nations fuel supply. But the volumes proposed Wednesday under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) still fall under targets written into the 2007 law that created the program. That ended up angering both the ethanol industry, which wants more of its product to be mandated, and the oil industry, which wants the program rolled back. The agency plans to mandate that 18.8 billion gallons of biofuels be blended into the countrys gasoline and diesel supply next year. Of that amount, 14.8 billion gallons can...
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Trump's 11 potential Supreme Court Justices (bio and Wiki link)

    05/18/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2016-05-18 | Me
    Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court justice:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Willett David Stras is an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stras Allison Eid is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_H._Eid Joan Larsen is a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Larsen Steven Colloton is a federal judge who has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Colloton Raymond Gruender is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gruender Thomas Hardiman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman Raymond M. Kethledge is a federal judge...
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • Rep.(Steve) King: Trump needs to reach out to the conservatives (video)

    05/17/2016 2:15:58 PM PDT · by GilGil · 171 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/16/2016 | Lou Dobbs
    Judiciary Committee Member Steve King (R-Iowa) on the Republican Party and Donald Trumps candidacy.
  • Police: Student lied about reported racially motivated beating (Not charged with lying to police)

    05/17/2016 10:06:41 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Police said a black University of Iowa student lied about being the victim of a racially motivated beating and that he instigated at last one of several alcohol-fueled fights. Marcus Owens told police that he was attacked April 30 by three white men who hurled racial slurs as they damaged his eye socket and knocked out his front teeth. The alleged hate crime stoked safety concerns and distrust among some minority students in the university. But police said Tuesday that his report was false. Investigators obtained surveillance video showing Owens had been a participant and instigator of fights that started...
  • Here's how Hillary Clinton's allies plan to go after Trump

    05/16/2016 7:46:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16, 2016 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    "The fact of the matter is knowledge about Donald Trump is a mile wide and an inch deep," Guy Cecil says. The coming ad assault against Donald Trump from pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action is likely to drill a three-pronged message deep into the minds of swing state voters, if the groups leaders have their way. The three central tenets of the message will be that the real estate investor is a divisive character, that hes too dangerous to vote for, and that hes a con man, Priorities chief strategist Guy Cecil explained to POLITICO on Monday ...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-15-16 (Team Hillary Hilariously Cheating Sandernistas at State Conventions)

    05/15/2016 8:40:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 15, 2016 | Dummies and PJ-Comix
    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! The Hillary Clinton campaign is in the process of screwing the Bernie Sanders supporters in a big way and it is absolutely HILARIOUS!!! The Sandernista DUmmies hardly even know what hit them. The big news now is how the Hillary campaign completely SCREWED the Sanders delegates out of their spots at the Nevada convention. You can read details about it HERE or at almost every other thread in DUmmieland right now. Why so surprised, DUmmies? You actually thought Team Hillary would play by something as ridiculous to them as RULES? Fortunately we have the experience of just how...
  • University Calls Police, Offers Counseling After Black Lives Matter Message Defaced

    05/12/2016 9:58:38 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 May 2016 | Ben Kew
    Administrators at the University of Iowa called the police and are offering counseling sessions after a Black Lives Matter message on a whiteboard was defaced. On the evening of Friday, May 6, 2016, someone wrote offensive drawings on a whiteboard. The drawings were racially biased and defaced what was a positive Black Lives Matter statement with hate-speech directed at Black and African American people as an ethnic and racial group, according to a memo obtained by the The College Fix.
  • McCain on Trump: 'Foolish' to ignore will of GOP voters

    05/08/2016 2:22:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2016 | Manu Raju,
    Sen. John McCain is chastising GOP leaders for failing to embrace Donald Trump as the choice of millions of voters, laying out his most extensive views to date about Trump at the top of the ticket. He's also repudiating some of the presumptive nominee's comments -- particularly about prisoners of war. In a wide-ranging "State of the Union" interview in his campaign office in Phoenix, McCain criticized party leaders who are reluctant to back Trump, saying they are "out of step" with voters who have chosen the controversial businessman as the GOP standard-bearer. He defended Trump for being a strong...
  • Planned Parenthood facility in Iowa officially shuts down

    05/04/2016 5:17:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | May 3 2016 | Becky Yeh
    A Planned Parenthood facility in Iowa has officially shut down after it announced its closure earlier this year. The location in Dubuque, which offered medication abortions only, reported a drop in clientele as reason for closure. The Dubuque location was in operation for eight years, and it is among almost a dozen satellite Planned Parenthood facilities to shutter in recent years. In 2014, Planned Parenthood closed facilities in Red Oak and Creston; and over the years, the abortion giant shut down similar facilities in Ankeny, Fort Dodge, Fort Madison, Knoxville, Newton, Mount Pleasant Storm Lake, Spencer and Washington. Dubuque County...
  • Levin: Trump ‘Really Screwed Up’ On Scalia, Cruz, Ethanol, Anyone ‘Moderately Conservative'...

    12/14/2015 7:37:06 PM PST · by Isara · 160 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Dec 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    ....Levin said, “I am not going to defend reckless comments, where a candidate or candidates defend the poison that is the Republican establishment, especially [Sen.] Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the United States Senate. I am not going to defend blowing out our federal budget subsidizing agribusiness and leftists with ethanol that screw up your engine and drive up the price of fuel and the price of corn. I am not going to defend an attack led by the media and the left trying to smear Antonin Scalia, who’s been on the Supreme Court for over 30 years, one of...
  • HILARIOUS! Ted Cruz Impersonates Mark Levin as Speaker Hammering Mitch McConnell; Nails It!

    10/25/2015 9:07:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 28 replies
    Politistick ^ | October 25, 2015 | Matthew K. Burke
    Ted Cruz speaking at the Bayliss Park Hall in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Oct. 23, 2015. Image Credit via screenshot, C-SPAN GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is known for his principled and articulate constitutionalism, like a modern-day founding father who Rush Limbaugh recently declared as clearly the most “anti-liberal” candidate in the race — a huge compliment. Cruz is a constitutional fighter, who turned off the entrenched establishment leeches in both parties, as well as the corrupt Obama sycophants in the mainstream media.But one personality trait Cruz isn’t given nearly enough credit for is his sharp, witty and timely...
  • Sen. Joni Ernst makes one list as a possible VP for Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 8:11:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 163 replies
    KYIV.com ^ | 30 Apr 2016
    The Washington Post published an article listing five candidates likely to be considered to be Trump's vice president. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa is on that list. Ernst is Iowa's first female U.S. Senator. Ernst was not well known When she ran for the senate seat vacated by the retiring Tom Harkin. KWWL-TV caught up with Ernst and asked if she would consider serving as Donald Trump's vice president. "I would say, 'did my mother pay you to say that?', Ernst said. "But, no. I would have to consider it, but I love what I do in the United...
  • GOP women push Trump on VP pick

    04/29/2016 6:45:11 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/30/16 | Christina Marcos
    Female Republican lawmakers are making the case for Donald Trump to choose a woman as his running mate. Picking a female vice presidential candidate could help mitigate the damage Trump caused with women voters in the primary, they say, as well as counter Hillary Clinton if she is the Democratic nominee. Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) offered the idea, somewhat unprompted, at a Capitol Hill event hosted by the Heritage Foundation this week. When a reporter asked a panel of conservative House Republicans who Trump should choose as his running mate, most lawmakers demurred. But Lummis, the only woman on the...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trumps vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • No, The Primary System Is Not Rigged

    04/26/2016 10:52:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/26/2016 | George W. Ford
    For the past month, a media narrative has taken hold that something must be done to reform, simplify, streamline, and democratize the delegate selection system of the Republican presidential nomination process. Is our GOP presidential primary system rigged, meaning it is corrupt because it favors the establishment? Is it convoluted, arbitrary, arcane...and too often "voteless"? Is it wrong to allow "Trojan horse" delegates to change their vote on the second ballot of the national convention? Why do we have a separate election for delegates after we vote for candidates? The system is not rigged, convoluted, arbitrary, arcane, or voteless. It...
  • President Hillary is totally unacceptable!

    04/23/2016 1:02:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 894 replies
    Free Republic stands for God, family, country! America! "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United State of America." Securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity is our mission on FR. We cannot secure the blessings of liberty with Hillary in the White House. When Trump wins the lion's share of the primary votes, states and...
  • Iowa Democrats Kill Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood After It Sells Aborted Baby Parts

    04/23/2016 4:31:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-abortion legislators in Iowa narrowly managed to kill a measure on Friday that would have stopped tax dollars from going to the abortion industry. [Iowa state] Senator Ken Rozenbooms amendment to defund the abortion industry failed today on a tie vote, Jenifer Bowen, executive director of Iowa Right to Life, said in an email. We had bipartisan support, but needed one more vote. The defunding measure was part of a health and human services budget bill, which passed the Iowa House earlier this week. The state Senate removed the language to stop tax dollars from going to abortion groups like...
  • Senator Investigating Clinton Emails Says FBI Could Possibly Leak Info

    04/23/2016 4:27:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/22/16 | Chuck Ross
    Leaks would spring from the FBI if officials believed that the bureau took it easy on Hillary Clinton for political reasons, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley said Friday. Speaking at a breakfast meeting in Des Moines, the Iowa Republican said that while he would not want the FBI to leak information about its investigation into Clintons private email server, information would likely seep out if it was perceived that the bureau decided not to issue indictments because of politics. Is there going to be political interference? If theres enough evidence to prosecute, will there be political interference? Grassley asked...
  • CNN Hosts Nail Trump's Iowa Co-Chair To Wall For Accusing Cruz Camp Of Bribery (VIDEO)

    04/20/2016 12:13:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 19, 2016 | Katherine Krueger
    Republican Donald Trumps top staffer in Iowa accused rival Sen. Ted Cruzs (R-TX) campaign Tuesday of blatantly bribing delegates but backpedaled on the accusations when pressed for specifics. Asked on CNN whether the Cruz campaign has proved better at gathering delegates so far in the race, Tana Goertz, Iowa co-chair for the Trump campaign, responded they havent been ethically collecting delegates at all. Oh, no, no, no, not gathering delegates, stealing, lying, and bribing people to become delegates. I'm sorry if I wasn't clear, Goertz, a former contest on The Apprentice, responded with a smile. But when CNN hosts John...
  • The Definitive Birther Smackdown

    04/17/2016 5:57:25 PM PDT · by writer33 · 163 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/16/16 | Steve Deace
    There are several resident status classifications in the United States: natural born citizen, naturalized citizen, diplomatic immunity, temporary resident (on a visa), lawful permanent resident (green card holder), and illegal alien. Ted Cruz isn't the child of diplomats, and he was never naturalized as a citizen. So either he is an illegal alien or a natural born citizen. There is no middle ground. If you don't believe he is a natural born citizen, then you believe there is an illegal alien serving in the U.S. Senate. There is no middle ground. You should immediately call for his deportation. The Constitution...
  • Chuck Grassley tells Judge Garland that the Senate wont act on his nomination

    04/12/2016 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Dave Boyer
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley told Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to his face Tuesday that the Senate wont consider his nomination. Over breakfast, the Iowa Republican explained why the Senate wont be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year, his office said. The statement added that Mr. Grassley thanked Judge Garland for his service, and that their 70-minute meeting in the Senate dining room was cordial and pleasant. Both men arrived early for the meeting and avoided journalists later. Mr. Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are blocking Judge Garlands nomination, saying voters should have a role in...
  • In Iowa corn fields, Chinese national's seed theft exposes vulnerability

    04/11/2016 12:30:08 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11, 2016 | Julia Edwards
    ARLINGTON, Iowa (Reuters) - Tim Burrack, a northern Iowa farmer in his 44th growing season, has taken to keeping a wary eye out for unfamiliar vehicles around his 300 acres of genetically modified corn seeds. Along with other farmers in this vast agricultural region, he has upped his vigilance ever since Mo Hailong and six other Chinese nationals were accused by U.S. authorities in 2013 of digging up seeds from Iowa farms and planning to send them back to China. The case, in which Mo pleaded guilty in January, has laid bare the value -- and vulnerability -- of advanced...
  • Ted Cruz scores near sweep in district committee delegates (Iowa)

    04/09/2016 6:23:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Des Moines Register | April 9, 2016 | Jason Noble, William Petroski, Brianne Pfannenstiel and Andy Davis
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/2016/04/09/ted-cruz-scores-near-sweep-district-committee-delegates/82831640/
  • Steve King: Good Chunk Of Remittances To Mexico Are Laundered Drug Money (VIDEO)

    04/06/2016 12:02:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | Allegra Kirkland
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Tuesday applauded Donald Trumps suggestion that the United States force Mexico to pay for a wall along its border by threatening to block remittances sent by undocumented immigrants to their families back home. I suspect that a good chunk of that is laundered drug money, the Iowa representative said in a Newsmax interview. King is an immigration hardliner infamous for his 2013 claim that undocumented immigrants have calves the size of cantaloupes because theyre hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Even though King serves as the national co-chair for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)s...
  • Texas A&M Beats Northern Iowa in Craziest March Madness Comeback Ever

    03/21/2016 1:28:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | March 21, 2016 | Josh Levin
    On Friday night, Northern Iowas Paul Jesperson made a shot that nobody ever makes to send his team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Two days after the Panthers sunk that miracle buzzer-beater from half-court, Northern Iowa got sunk by the greatest-slash-most-horrifying comeback in the history of March Madness and probably in the history of college basketball. The only consolation for the Panthers: The game was on truTV, so a total of eight people probably saw it happen. With 44.3 seconds to go in the second half, Northern Iowas Jeremy Morgan made two free throws to give the...
  • Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police THOUSANDS of dollars in unpaid bills for providing security...

    03/16/2016 1:55:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/16 | Mia De Graaf
    Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police THOUSANDS of dollars in unpaid bills for providing security at Katy Perry concert six months ago Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police thousands of dollars for provided security at a Katy Perry-headlined event and two rallies. Despite raising more than $130 million for her presidential campaign, the former Secretary of State has yet to pay Des Moines police $1,800 for manning the concert on October 24, the force claims. Meanwhile, officers in the neighboring city of Marshalltown claim the Democrat frontrunner owes them $2,700 for working overtime at a January 15 event with Bill Clinton and...
  • Iowa House Passes Bill to Ban Sales of Aborted Baby Parts Over University of Iowas Objection

    03/12/2016 6:16:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Iowa House passed a bill Wednesday to end the sale and trafficking of aborted babies body parts in the state, according to the Associated Press. Introduced in February, Iowa House File 2329 comes in response to the horrific undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood employees selling aborted babies body parts. Legislators in several other states have proposed similar legislation. The bill would ban the trafficking and sale of aborted babies body parts, but it would allow women to donate tissue from stillborn or miscarried babies, as well as umbilical cord blood, placenta and amniotic...
  • HARRY REID: GOP Not Budging on SCOTUS Nomination, Will Wait and See What President Trump Will Do

    03/02/2016 6:45:51 PM PST · by GilGil · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/2/016 | Jim Hoft
    Senate leaders met with Barack Obama on Tuesday to discuss the vacancy on the Supreme Court after Justice Scalias death. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley stuck to their position that the next president should fill the vacancy. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said it looks like President Trump will fill the slot. Even Harry Reid has the capacity to be honest every once in a blue moon... They (Republicans) were adamant. They said, No, were not going to do this at all,' Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters outside the White House. They...
  • Donald Trump Notches More Wins, but Ted Cruzs Victories Promise Long Race

    03/02/2016 12:22:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2016 | Patrick OConnor and Janet Hook
    New York businessman Donald Trump won Republican primaries Tuesday from the Deep South to New England, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took his home state and Oklahoma, ensuring that the race for the GOP nomination will stretch into the spring...
  • Aossey Sentenced in Halal Scam

    02/29/2016 9:12:08 AM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    A Cedar Rapids businessman convicted of mislabeling Halal meat will spend 2 years in prison. 74-year-old Bill Aossey, founder of Midamar, was sentenced in federal court Thursday morning on federal fraud charges. The sentence also calls for three years of supervision after release and a $60,000 fine. During the hearing the judge repeatedly scolded Aossey for committing perjury during his trial in court last year. Aosseys conviction originally called for a 9 to11 year sentence. The judge cut the sentence due to Aosseys age of 74 and the unlikeliness that he would commit another offense. Aossey was convicted by a...
  • Multiple Gun Law Reform Bills Pass Iowa House

    02/28/2016 5:52:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Multiple gun law reform bills are advancing in Iowa. Just before noon on 23 February, 2016, the House had accomplished the following: HF2279 Hearing Protection Act Removes ban on gun mufflers. Approved in the Senate last year, did not clear the House. Today, passed the House 74-24.From iowafcorg: Iowa is one of just nine states in the entire country that prohibits its citizens from owning a firearms suppressor. Despite how theyre portrayed by Hollywood and gun control advocates suppressors do not silence a firearm. In reality they cut the noise signature of a gunshot by approximately 20-25%. While...
  • Cruz Accuses Chris Wallace Of Using Trump Oppo Research File, Sparks Fly

    02/28/2016 9:43:27 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 172 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2.27.16 | Daily Caller
    on Sunday accused Foxs Chris Wallace of using a Donald Trump opposition research file highlighting what some have described as dirty tricks used by Cruzs campaign against opponents. Your campaign has been involved in a series of incidents that people are calling dirty tricks, Wallace said on Fox News Sunday. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/28/cruz-accuses-chris-wallace-of-using-trump-oppo-research-file-sparks-fly-video/#ixzz41UBJs5mp
  • Video: Rubio mocks Trump’s stupid tweets, wonders if he wet his pants last night

    02/26/2016 10:51:13 AM PST · by JRochelle · 121 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 02/26/2016 | Allahpundit
    So here’s Rubio ditching Cruz’s approach and trying a new one-two punch: Trump is a con artist who exploits the little guy, whatever he may say on the stump, and also he’s a giant douche. Anti-Trumpers are in raptures on Twitter over this clip, watching Rubio take it to the bully with pure gleeful scorn, and I’m not immune to it. It’s pure catharsis after a month of setbacks, a surprise rout by an army that’s been in what feels like perpetual retreat. (It’s surprisingly funny in parts too. “How do you bankrupt a casino?” made me laugh.) And Rubio’s...
  • Is Ted Cruz Losing His Grip on Iowa?

    01/13/2016 12:13:07 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    Slate ^ | 1/13/2016 | Josh Voorhees
    Heading into Christmas, Ted Cruz had emerged as the clear favorite to kick off the Republican nominating contest with a victory in Iowa. He was racking up endorsements from evangelical leaders/kingmakers and was starting to pull away in state polls. But with less than three weeks to go until the GOP caucus, Cruz now has real reason to worry. The latest sign Iowa could come down to the wire between him and Donald Trump comes via a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg state poll, which shows the fiery Texas senator's lead on the loud-mouthed tycoon shrinking from 10 points to 3...
  • Top Advisor Armstrong Wiliams Confirms Dr. Ben Carson Quitting After Super Tuesday?

    02/24/2016 9:36:50 PM PST · by drewh · 38 replies
    Poitical Insider ^ | 2.24.16 | Bill Cunningham
    In a shocking move, Armstrong Williams, who is Dr. Ben Carson’s closest political advisor, dropped hints exclusively with Breitbart News that Carson will drop out immediately after the Super Tuesday Primary. The stunning revelation came during an interview with host Stephen Bannon, after Williams attacked the rest of the GOP field for “dirty tricks” and using “scorched earth tactics” against an honorable man. This is a political earthquake, as the GOP establishment tries to figure out how to defeat conservative businessman Donald J. Trump: “While we’re heading to Super Tuesday next week, I think as I’ve said in an op-ed...
  • Dick Morris: Why Rubio can’t win

    02/24/2016 3:03:07 PM PST · by detective · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/23/16 | Dick Morris
    Chris Christie has crashed, John Kasich is ghettoized, Scott Walker self-destructed and nobody bought the idea of Jeb Bush, and now all the king's horses and all the king's men - and Fox News - are trying to shove Marco Rubio down the throats of the Republican electorate. But they’ll never make the sale.
  • Watching Trump and Sanders, Mitt Romney says he gets it: ‘We’re just mad as hell’

    02/24/2016 10:03:49 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 24 , 2016 | Robert Costa
    In his most extensive remarks yet on the 2016 presidential race, Mitt Romney on Tuesday said he shared the feeling of many Americans that Washington has failed them and urged national leaders to take on big problems, including issues that the GOP has rarely put at the fore during the past year, such as climate change, poverty, education and income inequality.
  • Rubio loses to Trump by 22 points in Nevada, says Trump "underperformed":

    02/24/2016 7:52:57 AM PST · by springwater13 · 85 replies
    At first things didn't look so great for Marco - Donald Trump did beat him by 22 points in the state's caucus. But on Fox News Wednesday morning, Rubio revealed that drawing roughly half of Trump's support in Nevada was actually a come-from-behind win in the expectations game. "Last time, Mitt Romney got over 50 percent, so Donald Trump actually underperformed [what] Mitt Romney did, not once but twice in this state," Rubio explained to Fox & Friends, referring to the 2008 and 2012 primary races.
  • Crowley: If Trump Or Cruz Wins WH Bid, The GOP Establishment "Is Done"

    02/24/2016 10:25:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” conservative commentator Monica Crowley said the Republican Party establishment is rooting against both Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump to win the nomination because if either wins the presidency, she said, “the establishment is done, it’s over.”
  • The Big 2016 Story Out of the Nevada GOP Caucus? Turnout.

    While Donald Trump won a sweeping victory in Nevada on Tuesday night - his third victory in a row - the biggest story out of the Silver State may actually be the record-breaking turnout Republicans saw at the evening's caucus gatherings. The Nevada Republican Party reported Wednesday morning that more than 75,000 voters participated in the contest. While that might not seem like a stunning number in a state with a population of somewhere around three million, that turnout absolutely demolished the participation record from 2012, when only about 33,000 Republican voters showed up to caucus. In fact, Donald Trump...
  • Rubio sharpens attacks after latest Trump win in White House race

    02/21/2016 3:29:35 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 43 replies
    Marco Rubio emerged from a razor-thin second-place finish in South Carolina's presidential primary on Sunday with the Republican field narrowed and his target clear: Donald Trump. -snip-Trump is long on rhetoric but short on specifics, Rubio said on CBS's "Face the Nation," challenging the front-runner, who finished 10 points ahead in South Carolina, to provide them."If you're running to be president of the United States, you can't just tell people you're going to make America great again - I think you need to begin to explain exactly how you're going to do it, policy-wise," Rubio said, referring to the Trump...
  • How many of Niger Innis' supporters caucus for Carson?

    02/22/2016 6:06:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    The last black Republican to perform well in a competitive GOP primary was Niger Innis. I don't think he endorsed but I think in part due to his involvement in SuperPACs. Primary election U.S. House, Nevada District 4 Republican Primary, 2014 Candidate Vote % Votes Cresent Hardy 42.6% 10,398 Niger Innis 33.1% 8,077 Mike Monroe 22.1% 5,393 Carlo Poliak 2.1% 523 https://ballotpedia.org/Nevada's_4th_Congressional_District_elections,_2014