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  • Hal Boyd: Gary Johnson says Mitt Romney would be 'guaranteed' a spot in his administration

    08/22/2016 7:40:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    On Friday, former Gov. Gary Johnson offered a guarantee. “If Mitt Romney wants to be a part of the administration, that would be a guarantee.” The comments came at Friday’s joint Deseret News-KSL editorial board meeting with Johnson and Bill Weld. I asked Johnson what role, if any, Romney might play in a Johnson-Weld administration. Although the Libertarian nominee seemed to doubt whether Romney would really be interested, he said the former Republican presidential nominee would be free to, in essence, choose his own adventure. “I think [the position] would be for Mitt Romney to decide … and I say...
  • Libertarians working to get Gary Johnson on Ohio ballot

    08/12/2016 11:05:48 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 54 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – While Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is set to appear on ballots in at least 39 states, swing state Ohio is among the places where his supporters are still working to get the former New Mexico governor’s name out to voters this fall. Whether he’s successful could make a difference to Republicans, particularly the fortunes of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is in a close race in the state with Democrat Hillary Clinton. Johnson on the ballot could complicate the Ohio race for Trump if conservatives who want a smaller government want a choice other than...
  • Gary Johnson's Campaign To Make Hillary President

    08/09/2016 4:04:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is the summer of Gary Johnson. The former New Mexico governor who has been steadily drifting left over his career is now doing his best to make Hillary Clinton into President Hillary Clinton. Back in 1999, Johnson rejected overtures from the Libertarian Party for a presidential run. “I'm a Republican, and I'm not going to run for President.'” Both parts of that statement proved to be lies.
  • Judge dismisses debate lawsuit by Gary Johnson & Jill Stein

    08/06/2016 10:02:19 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 5 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | Aug 5, 16 | Brian Stelter
    Johnson and one of his rivals, presumptive Green Party nominee Jill Stein, sued the commission last September, alleging violations of antitrust law and the First Amendment. Johnson and Stein are seeking spots on the all-important presidential debate stage this fall. But federal judge Rosemary M. Collyer threw out the lawsuit on Friday. In mid-September, the commission will add up five national polls and invite the candidates who are averaging at least 15% support. The first debate is scheduled to take place on Monday, September 26.
  • Reader Poll: Trump? Hillary? Other?

    08/05/2016 2:46:31 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 08/05/2016 | William A. Jacobson
    What a long, strange trip this year’s presidential election has become. The media (mainstream, liberal and conservative #NeverTrump) have swarmed all over Trump in the past two weeks. Some Republicans who did not previously oppose Trump also are breaking ranks and coming out against him. The media, by and large, has moved on from scrutiny of Hillary. For Trump supporters, it’s confirmation of bias against him and the need to tear down the establishment in its broadest sense. For Trump opponents, it’s confirmation of the reasons for their opposition. Certainly, “anything can happen.” But as of now, the polls mostly...
  • Gary Johnson endorses #BlackLivesMatter

    08/04/2016 7:47:41 PM PDT · by massmike · 25 replies
    http://redalertpolitics.com/ ^ | 08/04/2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    If there was any doubt, Gov. Gary Johnson is working harder at winning over former Bernie Sanders supporters than Ron and Rand Paul supporters. For whatever reason, he’s taken on several left-wing positions from bashing religious freedom to now supporting Black Lives Matter. At the CNN Libertarian Party Town Hall on Wednesday, Johnson praised the efforts of Black Lives Matter and endorsed the organization. Speaking to a Black Lives Matter protestor and registered Democrat who was shot in the leg during a march, Johnson said, “What it has done for me is that my head has been in the sand...
  • Gary Johnson on terrorism: 'Look, this stuff is gonna happen'

    08/04/2016 12:12:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 3, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson provided little detail in a town hall Wednesday night on how he plans to defeat terrorism. CNN host Anderson Cooper asked the former New Mexico governor in light of a knife attack against six people in London Wednesday, how Johnson would prevent attacks in the U.S. "Maybe we're the kind of candidates that are gonna say, 'look, this stuff is gonna happen,'" Johnson said. "Yes, a president of the United States — we need to be vigilant to potentially prevent these things from happening, but these things are gonna happen."
  • Polls show Gary Johnson taking more support from Clinton, not Trump

    08/03/2016 9:21:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 2, 2016 | Taylor Millard
    There’s always been this notion the Libertarian Party is just full of Republicans who want to smoke pot. It’s one of the dumbest stereotypes out there because there’s so much more to libertarianism than people realize. Libertarians believe in a much smaller federal government than the GOP does, focusing on free trade vs. endless wars, and letting consenting adults do what they want to do in the bedroom. This isn’t stopping Republicans from pushing the entire, “A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for Hillary Clinton,” claim. Even Larry O’Connor (who is a smart guy, and has a great...
  • Mitt Romney is thinking about endorsing Gary Johnson and Bill Weld

    07/28/2016 2:18:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 82 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 28, 2016 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about supporting the Libertarian presidential ticket this year. Well, at least, that’s what the Libertarian ticket says. In a interview Thursday afternoon with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, former Govs. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, of New Mexico and Massachusetts, respectively, said they have had spoken with Romney and he was “considering the possibility” of endorsing the two of them.
  • Gary Johnson and Bill Weld: Yes, we’ve spoken to Mitt Romney and he’s considering an endorsement

    07/28/2016 2:13:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 28, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via Red State, Romney already said he’d take a look at Johnson in an interview with CNN last month (excerpted in the clip below) but that was hypothetical and qualified by concerns over libertarian support for legal weed. Johnson and Weld are telling you now that things are in motion. Does Romney have anything to lose at this point by going the whole nine yards and endorsing a third-party candidate? He’s already gone eight yards in refusing to back Trump, and he saw what sort of reception Ted Cruz got for the lesser offense of politely avoiding an endorsement. Any...
  • Glenn Beck: “I’m probably going to vote for Gary Johnson”

    07/24/2016 8:09:48 PM PDT · by bkopto · 94 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/23/2016 | Matt Welch
    In a brief interview yesterday with jeff4justice of the No More 2 Party System YouTube channel, the increasingly libertarian political commentator and media impresario Glenn Beck was asked whether he was going to vote for Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson. Beck, who had previously gushed about L.P. presidential candidate and eventual runner-up Austin Petersen, replied: "I'm probably going to vote for Gary Johnson," though "I haven't made my final decision yet."
  • Gary Johnson hints at possible Jeb Bush endorsement

    07/20/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | KELLY COHEN
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson hinted Wednesday that former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush might be considering an endorsement. "I can't say that we haven't had conversations," Johnson said in a Wednesday afternoon conversation on CNN from Cleveland. "But no push on the conversations." Johnson said he has also had conversations with 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney. When asked who initiated the conversations, Johnson replied, "Not me." When asked if the former Florida governor has called him, Johnson added quickly, "I don't want to — I want to protect the innocent.
  • Boris Johnson is foreign secretary in Theresa May’s new Cabinet

    07/13/2016 2:20:49 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 14th July 2016
    BORIS Johnson has landed the plum job of Foreign Secretary in new Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet. The chief Brexiteer arrived at Downing Street to be awarded the role as one of Mrs May’s first acts in Downing Street. Philip Hammond, a chief ally of the new PM, has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer after George Osborne resigned, and Amber Rudd has just been told she will be the new Home Secretary, with Michael Fallon staying on as Defence Secretary. And David Davis takes on a new role as Brexit Minister, and will be in charge of Britain’s negotiations...
  • DHS top dog Jeh Johnson refuses to answer Senate on scrubbing terror docs of all mention of jihad

    06/30/2016 11:00:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/30/16 | Robert Spencer
    Throughout this questioning by Ted Cruz, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson maintains that how the enemy is identified is unimportant, and that he and other intelligence and law enforcement top dogs know full well who the enemy is, and are busy foiling his plots. Cruz, in response, shreds Johnson, pointing to numerous ways in which the Obama administration’s politically correct willful ignorance led to danger signs being disregarded numerous times — danger signs that, if they had been heeded, might have prevented the Fort Hood, Boston, and Orlando jihad massacres. Johnson’s irritable arrogance here, and refusal to address the facts Cruz...
  • SKY News Calls It Briexit! (This is a victory for Trump as well)

    06/23/2016 8:44:21 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 41 replies
    SKY News
    Just called it for OUT. This is a rejection pf all Obama and Hillary hold so dear. Plus, with the pre-election polls showing Remain winning, it again shows how the "silent majority" have again been heard at polls. Many MOR voters will not tell pollsters they will vote Trump, but they willQ
  • Gary Johnson: 'Nativism is not an American value'

    06/23/2016 7:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    Nativism is not an American value, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson declared Thursday, delivering a pointed rebuke to Donald Trump without mentioning his name while calling on an end to immigration quotas symptomatic of a broken system. “The overwhelming cause of illegal immigration and visa overstays is the fact that our legal immigration process simply doesn’t work, and that we impose absurd caps on various work visas,” Johnson said in a statement on Thursday with his remarks to the annual National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Washington. “Let the market, not bureaucrats and special interests, determine how many...
  • Jeh Johnson: Gun Control Is Now 'Part and Parcel of Homeland Security'

    06/14/2016 9:04:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 14, 2016 | David Rutz
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday that passing gun control laws is now "part and parcel of homeland security" in an interview on CBS This Morning. In the segment which was flagged by Politico, Johnson said this was the first time he had vocalized such a belief publicly. President Obama and congressional Democrats have made a renewed push for gun control laws in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack on a gay nightclub that left 49 people dead.
  • Gary Johnson: Orlando mass shooting is no reason to ‘politicize or jump to conclusions’

    06/13/2016 9:52:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | June 12, 2016 | David Weigel
    Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate who is polling in the low double digits since winning his party’s nomination, offered two careful responses to the mass shooting in Orlando. In a Sunday afternoon tweet, Johnson called for “a time to mourn, be strong & be what makes America great.”(continued)
  • Results of Survey USA Poll #22930 (Pre-Orlando poll from last week)

    06/13/2016 9:06:08 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 14 replies
    RCP/SUSA ^ | 6/12/16 | SUSA
    OK, What if four names were on the ballot...
  • Gary Johnson Promises He Won’t Smoke Pot in the White House

    06/09/2016 12:17:47 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 34 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 06/08/2016 | Emily Zanotti
    Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is still a relative unknown, but according to the latest polls, he’s drawing double digits against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But while Johnson might be gaining fans because of his position on legalizing marijuana—it’s a key part of his campaign’s platform—he swears that, should he actually win the White House, he would quit smoking pot (at least for his first term)....
  • Iowa GOP senator suspends party membership to protest Trump

    06/07/2016 8:33:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2016 | Thomas Beaumont , AP
    A senior member of the Iowa Senate says he has dropped his Republican Party affiliation in protest of what he calls Donald Trump’s “bigotry,” in light of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s comments about a federal court judge’s ethnicity. Sen. David Johnson, from heavily Republican northwest Iowa, told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that “somebody had to make a statement.” Johnson, an 18-year state legislator from Ocheyedan, was referring to the billionaire’s allegation that U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel was biased in his decision against the now-defunct Trump University, a business owned by Trump, because he disagrees...
  • Gary Johnson: I support Obama’s executive amnesty because it “challenged Congress to action”

    06/07/2016 6:07:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 6, 2016 | Allahpundit
    I knew he supported open borders, which is Libertarianism 101 (except, oddly, within the Paul family), but I could shrug that off by reminding myself that this guy won’t get within 30 points of winning a state. He’s a protest vessel, nothing more or less. If you want to cast a vote this fall for smaller government and against authoritarianism, of which there’ll be two different flavors on the ballot in the form of the two major-party nominees, why not Johnson?
  • CLINTON NARROWLY LEADS TRUMP IN FLORIDA

    06/03/2016 8:09:58 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 46 replies
    Mason-Dixon Polling & Research ^ | 6/3/2016 | Mason-Dixon Polling & Research
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton currently holds a slight lead over Republican Donald Trump among Florida voters. Statewide, 45% support Clinton, 42% back Trump, 6% say they will vote for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and 7% are undecided.
  • Hoover Institution Golden State Poll: Clinton +13 Over Sanders; Harris, Sanchez Lead Senate Field

    05/31/2016 9:03:07 PM PDT · by af_vet_1981 · 8 replies
    Hoover Institution, Stanford University ^ | Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | Hoover Institution, Stanford University
    The survey, which interviewed 1,700 adult (18 and up) Californians, was conducted from May 4 to May 16. Looking to November, there’s tepid support for the two likely nominees. Clinton leads Trump, 45 percent to 33 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson polling at 4 percent and 8 percent considering a write-in candidate;
  • Gary Johnson Shoots Himself in the Foot: Throws Out Austin Petersen’s Gun

    05/30/2016 11:08:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    Liberty Hangout ^ | May 30, 2016 | Liberty Hangout
    Earlier this evening, Gary Johnson was elected to be the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, achieving a 50% tally in the second ballot and securing his second straight LP nomination. Austin Petersen and John McAfee put up good fights, but weren’t able to attain enough votes necessary to win the nomination, coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. McAfee neglected to endorse Gary Johnson, but Austin Petersen made it clear from the beginning of his campaign that he would endorse whichever candidate the LP elected. While Petersen and Gary often had testy moments with each other in the debates, Austin stood by...
  • Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination at party convention

    05/29/2016 1:26:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | May 29 | Eli Watkins,
    Libertarians on Sunday selected former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as their party's presidential nominee, at their party convention in Orlando, Florida. "At a minimum, I think we're in the presidential debates," Johnson said to cheers. Sarwark said the party had established a "back channel" to the Koch brothers, in the hopes the wealthy libertarian-leaning funders donate to the Libertarian Party. Sarwark also said he had been speaking to Matt Kibbe, former president of conservative advocacy group Freedomworks, about supporting the party's nominee. Johnson received almost 1 percent of the general election vote in 2012 A recent national poll had...
  • Libertarian ‘dream ticket’ in peril as Weld bombs in Orlando

    05/27/2016 8:55:44 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 05/27/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    ORLANDO, Fla. — It was supposed to be a stroke of genius: Gary Johnson, the 2012 Libertarian nominee for president and the party’s leading contender in 2016, announced that William Weld, the two-term former Republican governor of Massachusetts, would serve as his running mate. The idea was clear and appealing. The pair would comprise a powerful two-governor ticket just as the leading Democratic and Republican contenders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, rate as historically unpopular. The hope was they could emerge as a true third-party alternative. But here in the corridors of the Rosen Centre Hotel and Resort at the...
  • ‘Never Gary Johnson’: He’s Not Conservative and Not Even All That Libertarian

    05/23/2016 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2016 4:00 AM | by JAMES SPILLER
    The assumption is that someone whose label is “Libertarian” has libertarian values and would promote them in office. In the case of Johnson, that notion is absurd. When Johnson took the tiller in New Mexico in 1995, the budget stood at $4.397 billion. When he left in 2003, it had grown to $7.721, an increase of 7.29 percent a year. Of the eleven governors who filed to run for president this year (two Democrats, Johnson, and eight Republicans), only one had a worse record on spending growth.... On civil liberties as with fiscal issues, Johnson’s record is less libertarian than...
  • Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The "The Ronald and The Donald Double Down" Edition

    05/06/2016 10:58:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    on Johnson’s dreams of the “Ronald and the Donald Show” are all coming true! This week’s blunder is Johnson's move to double down on his support for Donald Trump. While other Republicans seem put off by Trump's overt racism, sexism, and xenophobia, Johnson looks forward to campaigning with "The Donald." In Eau Claire this week, Johnson reaffirmed his vow to stump with Trump as Republican nominees, saying that together they'll "make this country great again." And if that wasn’t clear enough, he went out of his way to embrace Trump again today saying he would endorse the Republican party’s nominee....
  • Senate Committee Demands DHS Produce Whistle-Blower Smear Documents

    03/17/2016 7:52:19 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 6 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 03/17/2016 | Evan Gahr
    In a letter released Wednesday, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson  60% (R-WI) asked Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for all documents and communications regarding the dismissal of ICE whistle-blower Taylor Johnson and his underlings’ secretive effort to discredit her to reporters. Confused by all these Johnsons? It’s hard not to be. The story also features a cameo by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  2% (D-NV). In 2013, Johnson, a decorated agent, was stripped of her gun and badge without explanation and placed on desk duty. The single mother of four was ousted right after Reid’s office...
  • Ron Johnson won't rule out break with Trump, says 2016 campaign 'depressing'

    03/01/2016 1:09:23 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 35 replies
    journaltimes.com/ ^ | MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has declined to rule out a future break with his party's presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump -- a shift from Johnson's past statements that he would back whoever the GOP nominates. Following Trump's reluctance to disavow a former Ku Klux Klan leader in a Sunday TV interview, Johnson told radio host Charlie Sykes that he's happy to disavow any form of white supremacy. Johnson, R-Oshkosh, said he's "praying" for leaders who won't be divisive and -- without naming Trump -- said he's demoralized by the current state of the presidential race. "It's depressing to see how...
  • Feingold all in on Obama nuclear deal with Iran (barf alert)

    01/19/2016 1:23:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 1-19-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold spent part of his first interview of the election year defending President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran - a deal most Americans are leery about, to say the least. The Democrat, who is running against U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to reclaim the seat he lost in the 2010 Republican revolution, said it's only right to talk about the "great things the president has done." "He has accomplished some foreign policy goals we have had for a very long time," Feingold told Sherwin Hughes, host of "The Forum," Friday on Milwaukee's 860 AM,...
  • J Street PAC names Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Top Target in 2016 Elections

    01/18/2016 4:41:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/18/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    The controversial J Street PAC announced it will center its attention on attempting to unseat Republicans who led efforts to oppose President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal and will focus on Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) during the 2016 elections, according to the Times of Israel. They write: J Street will focus this year on unseating Republican senators in Illinois and Wisconsin who led opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. In an interview with JTA on Friday, Ben Shnider, political director of the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group, said the organization would focus on defeating Sen. Mark Kirk from Illinois...
  • Marine Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting of UNT Student

    01/05/2016 1:53:55 PM PST · by bgill · 14 replies
    5NBCDFW ^ | Jan 5, 2016 | Todd L. Davis
    Police said they obtained an arrest warrant for Cpl. Eric Jamal Johnson, 20, in connection with the shooting death of Sara Mutschlechner on Jan. 1. U.S. Marshals found Johnson at the north gate of the Marine Corps air station in Yuma, Arizona on Tuesday morning and took him into custody. The U.S. Marine Corps released a statement that said Johnson is a Marine. He is currently being held on a murder warrant in Arizona.
  • DHS official Kelli Ann Burriesci grilled by House Oversight Committee

    12/14/2015 7:37:01 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    DHS official Kelli Ann Burriesci grilled by House Oversight Committee
  • DHS Sec Jeh Johnson: Trump Muslim Ban,"Illegal","Unconstitutional",Un American"

    12/08/2015 11:41:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the Untied States is “irresponsible, probably illegal, unconstitutional and contrary to international law, un-American, and will actually hurt our efforts at homeland security.”
  • Ken Johnson, Only Loser of 9-Inning No-Hitter, Dies at 82

    12/01/2015 6:30:21 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Bruce Weber
    But in perhaps the game’s starkest good-news-bad-news case, only once did a single pitcher complete a nine-inning game without yielding a hit and still manage to lose it. The man who owns that two-faced distinction, Ken Johnson, whose otherwise middling 13-year career in the major leagues included stints with seven teams, died on Saturday in Pineville, La. He was 82.
  • When lawmakers failed Wisconsin’s veterans

    11/11/2015 6:50:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 11-11-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — As the nation celebrates its veterans and pays tribute to their sacrifices, it’s important to remember the promise made to America’s protectors has too often been broken. The headlines over the past few years in particular have screamed of neglect, ill-treatment and other abuses of too many veterans. That broken faith was no more apparent than in Wisconsin, at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. While federal lawmakers have conducted a series of investigations into widespread over-prescription of opiates that led to the death of a 35-year-old Marine veteran at the facility and have pledged changes to...
  • America's longest and most expensive war: A New War on Poverty [Jeremiah 17]

    10/26/2015 7:08:34 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | 01/08/2014 | Michael D. Tanner
    Examples of the failures of government, large and small, are pretty easy to come by. Solyndra, the Iraq War, the response to Hurricane Katrina, Obamcare: Take your pick. But in terms of both wasted money and human suffering, it’s hard to find a more egregious government failure than the War on Poverty. It was 50 years ago today that Lyndon Johnson announced, as the centerpiece of his first State of the Union address, an “unconditional war on poverty in America.” No one could deny that poverty was a serious problem at the time. Roughly 19 percent of Americans were poor,...
  • Sen. Cruz: We Must Send the Message That Defiance of Our Laws Will No Longer Be Tolerated (Video&T)

    10/20/2015 11:35:57 AM PDT · by Isara · 57 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | October 20, 2015
    Demands accountability of the Obama Administration through legislation cracking down on sanctuary cities, criminal illegal aliens Watch the video WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor citing the Obama Administration’s persistent negligence of immigration law enforcement and bolstering the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act (S. 2146), of which he is a lead cosponsor, as a small step in the right direction. In addition to stripping certain federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions, the legislation also incorporates critical elements of Kate’s Law, which Sen. Cruz introduced earlier this year, by imposing...
  • When India sought covert United States help to tackle the ‘triple squeeze’ of 1965

    08/25/2015 2:37:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | August 25, 2015 | Sushant Singh
    At the peak of the 1965 war with Pakistan, India had asked the United States to covertly provide experts to work with Indian military officials to tackle the Chinese threat. This request was made to the US Embassy in Delhi by L K Jha, principal secretary to prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, on September 18, 1965, after India detected Chinese movements in battalion strength on the eastern border of Ladakh and in Chumbi Valley. Worried by indications that China was getting ready for military action against India to relieve the pressure on Pakistan, Jha stressed to the embassy that providing...
  • Obama Admin: Promoting Murder of US Troops Okay for Obama Funders, But Not for Muslim Clerics

    05/29/2014 10:38:23 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Top Obama bundler Jodie Evans with Marxist tyrant Hugo Chavez and Barack Obama The Obama State Department this week disavowed its promotion of a Muslim cleric after it was reported by the Washington Free Beacon that the cleric, Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah, endorsed a fatwa in 2004 authorizing Muslims to kill U.S. troops in Iraq. At the same time, the Obama administration continues to deal with Obama funder and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans who helped deliver cash and humanitarian aid to “the other side” in Fallujah in 2004 and made a personal statement in 2005 supporting the killing of...
  • GOP to serve up slushies at Lambeau Field to highlight Feingold’s PAC problems

    08/06/2015 4:30:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsin WAtchdog ^ | 8-6-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Thirsty for some Packers and politics? The Wisconsin GOP and some national friends say they’ve got a slushie of truth for you. On Saturday beginning at 1 p.m., the Republican Party of Wisconsin and the National Republican Senatorial Committee will hand out free slushies at the Green Bay Packers home, Lambeau Field, to “highlight Russ Feingold’s (don’t call him Senator Russ) slush fund scandal.” The liberal Feingold is challenging U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for the conservative’s Senate seat in a rematch of the 2010 race. Earlier this week, the NRSC launched a billboard and the WISGOP released...
  • Jeh Johnson: It's "Critical" We Don't Call ISIS "Islamic Extremism"

    08/03/2015 4:07:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Pam Key
    Last week at the The Aspen Security Forum 2015 held by The Aspen Institute, Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson said it is “critical” we do not refer to ISIS as “Islamic extremism.”
  • Brittney Griner's wife Glory Johnson expecting first child

    06/05/2015 5:53:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Sporting News ^ | June 4, 2015 | Gabrielle McMillen
    The baby news comes less than two months after both women were arrested after a domestic assault incident at their Phoenix home. Both women were charged with assault (intent/reckless/injure) and disorderly conduct (fighting). The WBNA suspened both Griner and Johnson for seven games each without pay.
  • Glory Johnson says she was victim in her altercation with Brittney Griner

    06/03/2015 7:17:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | June 3, 2015 | Kathleen Hale
    According to Stacey Long Simmons, director of public policy and government affairs at the National LGBTQ Task Force, the dual arrest policy Benson describes is part of a larger problem in police protocol. "While we are unable to comment on the facts of [Johnson's] case, we find that local police departments still lack sufficient knowledge and cultural competency of LGBTQ couples and their families," Simmons wrote in an email to SI.com. "For example, in cases related to intimate partner violence involving same-sex couples, local officers still continue to arrest both parties."
  • WNBA suspends Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson for seven games

    05/15/2015 6:12:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Marty Gitlin
    The WNBA has suspended All-Stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson for seven games each after their domestic violence arrests in April, per Associated Press. The two were arrested on suspicion of assault after a fight in the home they recently purchased. They were married last week in Phoenix. WNBA President Laurel J. Richie issued the following statement in regard to the incident.
  • Brittney Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight at home

    04/23/2015 5:30:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 23, 2015
    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument in the home they recently purchased together became physical. The two 24-year-olds were each arrested Wednesday on counts of assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct for fighting. They were booked into the Maricopa County Jail in downtown Phoenix and later released.
  • Top Obama Official: Reading Koran Reminds Me of “Quintessentially American Values”

    03/26/2015 4:20:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | march 24, 2015 | jim hoft
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    02/15/2015 1:07:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
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